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Books from Around the World

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Enjoy some of our recommended books for younger children from around the world!

These books range from explorations of our planet to translated works from far flung places. They cover genres of adventure, humour and fantasy. There's something for all types of children, what's important is that they all show tales beyond the familiar.

  • Down by the River

    Author: Grace Hallworth Illustrator: Caroline Binch

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  • Down by the River

    Author: Grace Hallworth Illustrator: Caroline Binch

    Originally published in 1996, this is a welcome reappearance of a picture book brimming with Caribbean sunshine and culture.

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  • Alive Again

    Author: Ahmadreza Ahmadi Illustrator: Nahid Kazemi Translator: Azita Rassi

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  • Alive Again

    Author: Ahmadreza Ahmadi Illustrator: Nahid Kazemi Translator: Azita Rassi

    A young boy asks his father what happens to the word 'blossom' when the blossom is blown from the trees. Does the word die, along …

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  • Off to Market

    Author: Elizabeth Dale Illustrator: Erika Pal

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  • Off to Market

    Author: Elizabeth Dale Illustrator: Erika Pal

    Everyone wants to catch the bus to the market, but eventually it’s so full that it can’t make it up the hill. Who will…

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  • Ralf

    Author: Jean Jullien Translator: Gwendal Le Bec

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  • Ralf

    Author: Jean Jullien Translator: Gwendal Le Bec

    Ralf the dog's long body has always been a hindrance - until the day a fire sweeps through his home. This gorgeous book is a great…

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  • Sleep Well Siba & Saba

    Author: Nansubuga Nagadya Isdahl Illustrator: Sandra Van Doorn

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  • Sleep Well Siba & Saba

    Author: Nansubuga Nagadya Isdahl Illustrator: Sandra Van Doorn

    Sisters Siba and Saba are always forgetting where they have left things. They leave sweaters on buses and sandals at the beach. At…

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  • R is for Russia

    Author: Vladimir Kabakov Prodeepta Das

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  • R is for Russia

    Author: Vladimir Kabakov Prodeepta Das

    Did you know that the underground railways in Moscow and St Petersburg are decorated with mosaics, paintings and even chandeliers?…

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  • Yokki and the Parno Gry

    Author: Richard O’Neill and Katharine Quarmby Illustrator: Marieke Nelissen

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  • Yokki and the Parno Gry

    Author: Richard O’Neill and Katharine Quarmby Illustrator: Marieke Nelissen

    Yokki and his family are travellers. After a particularly poor harvest, Yokki raises people's spirits with his uplifting stories o…

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