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Read the World: Picture Books and Translation

Telephone Tales
Rodari, Gianni

Every night, at nine o'clock, wherever he is, Mr. Bianchi, an accountant who often has to travel for work, calls his daughter and tells her a bedtime story. But since it's still the 20th century world of pay phones, each story has to be told in the time that a single coin will...

Item No. 9781592702848
The Boring Book
Yoshitake, Shinsuke
A New York Times Best Illustrated Book of 2019

Kirkus Reviews Best Book of the Year

The Boring Book is a humorous picture book that follows the story of one particularly bored boy.

As the story progresses, our protagonist discovers there's actually...

Item No. 9781452174563
The Day Saida Arrived
Gómez Redondo, Susana

Jane Addams Children's Book Award Finalist (2020)

Two girls forge a forever-friendship by learning each other's language. The Day Saida Arrived demonstrates the power of language to build bonds beyond borders.

happens when a...

Item No. 9781733121255
The Lost Soul
Tokarczuk, Olga
The only book in English for readers of all ages by Nobel Prize-winning novelist Olga Tokarczuk is a beautifully illustrated meditation on the fullness of life.

Olga Tokarczuk's The Lost Soul, an experimental fable illustrated by Joanna Concejo and translated by Antonia Lloyd-...

Item No. 9781644210345
This Is How I Know / Mii maanda ezhi-gkendmaanh
Luby, Brittany

An Anishinaabe child and her grandmother explore the natural wonders of each season in this lyrical, bilingual story-poem.

In this lyrical story-poem, written in Anishinaabemowin and English, a child and grandmother explore their surroundings, taking pleasure in the...

Item No. 9781773063263
Vamos! Let's Cross the Bridge
Raúl the Third

Winner of the Pura Belpré Medal! A New York Times Best Illustrated Children's Book!

Little Lobo and Bernabé return in ¡Vamos! Let's Cross the Bridge, a joyful paper-over-board picture book follow-up to ¡Vamos! Let's Go Eat about...

Item No. 9780358380405
When Spring Comes to the DMZ
Lee, Uk-Bae
Batchelder Honor Winner, 2020 ALA Youth Media Awards
Honorable Mention, 2019 Freeman Awards (National Consortium for Teaching about Asia)

Korea's demilitarized zone has become an amazing accidental nature preserve that gives hope for a brighter future for a divided land...

Item No. 9780874869729
Who Left the Light On?
Marnier, Richard

From French author-illustrator duo Richard Marnier and Aude Maurel comes a captivating picture book about creativity, diversity, and self-expression.

This is my town,
simple and typical.

Each house has a door,
two windows, a red roof
--all so...

Item No. 9781632061898
You Can't Be Too Careful
Mello, Roger
The White Rose is guarded closely by the gardener, who once caught a cold walking barefoot trying to find his shoes, which had been hidden by a cat, which was a gift from his younger brother, who was married to Dalva, who had inherited the cat from her uncle, who died of a broken heart awaiting a...
Item No. 9780914671640