Welcome to Outside In World, the organisation dedicated to promoting and exploring world literature and children's books in translation
We find the most exciting books from all over the world and introduce them to UK audiences, enabling them to broaden their reading experience and explore different cultures through books. Our website offers a wealth of information about books, authors, illustrators, projects and useful resources. Our site allows you to search for books in various different ways - by age range or by continent/country or by author, title or keyword.
‘Our children need to be exposed to a world of voices so that the whole world becomes their home’
(David Almond, ‘Moving Through Borders’, Marsh Award for Children’s Literature in Translation, School Librarian, Spring 2003)
How to use the site:
• Click on a zone to find book ideas, information and activities for
• Use our interactive maps to search countries for books.
• Visit our unique ‘Windows on the World’ gallery of illustration.