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15 Children’s and Young Adult Books You Need to Read This Winter
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15 Children’s and Young Adult Books You Need to Read This Winter

Fancy a children’s or young adult book by a Dutch or Flemish author? Here you will find a selection of great books that recently have been translated into English, with the support of the Dutch Foundation for Literature or Flanders Literature. You’ll find more books in this database.

Cherry Blossom and Paper Planes

Author/illustrator: Jef Aerts/Sanne te Loo
Translator: Polly Lawson
Publisher: Floris Books
Original title: Kersenhemel (Querido, 2017)

Escape Room

Author: Maren Stoffels
Translator: n.n.
Publisher: Delacorte Press
Original title: Escape room (Leopold, 2017)

Fright Night

Author: Maren Stoffels
Translator: n.n.
Publisher: Delacorte Press
Original title: Fright Night (Leopold, 2018)

From 1 to 10

Author & Illustrator: Mies van Hout
Translator: n.n.
Publisher: Pajama Press
Original title: Van 1 tot 10 (Gottmer, 2018)

It Started with a Big Bang

Author/illustrator: Floor Bal/ Sebastiaan Van Doninck
Translator: Kathleen Keenan
Publisher: Kids Can Press
Original title: Het hele soepzootje (Gottmer, 2018)

I Want a Lion!

Author/illustrator: Annemarie van der Eem/Mark Janssen
Translator: Jesse Goossens
Publisher: Lemniscaat Ltd.
Original title: Ik wil een leeuw! (Lemniscaat, 2017)

Francis and the Animals

Author & illustrator: Piet Grobler
Translator: Jesse Goossens
Publisher: Lemniscaat Ltd
Original title: Franciscus en de dieren (Lemniscaat, 2018)

Fing’s War

Author: Benny Lindelauf
Translator: John Nieuwenhuizen.
Publisher: Enchanted Lion Books
Original title: De hemel van Heivisj (Querido, 2010)

Hey There, Earth Dweller!

Author/illustrator: Marc ter Horst/Wendy Panders
Translator: Laura Watkinson
Publisher: Beyond Words Publishing
Original title: Hé aardbewoner! (Gottmer, 2014)

Lampie and the Children of the Sea

Author & illustrator: Annet Schaap
Translator: Laura Watkinson
Publisher: Puskhin Press
Original title: Lampje (Querido, 2017)

Maurits Mouse and Rembrandt

Author/illustrator: Dieter & Ingrid Schubert/Ingrid Schubert
Translator: Marije Matthew
Publisher: Leopold
Original title: Maurits Muis en Rembrandt (Leopold ism Het Mauritshuis, 2019)

Supper Guppy

Author/illustrator: Edward van de Vendel/Fleur van der Weel
Translator: David Colmer
Publisher: The Emma Press
Original title: Superguppie (Querido, 2003)

The Cruesome General

Author/illustrator: Jozua Douglas/Elly Hees
Translator: Michele Hutchison
Publisher: Affirm Press
Original title: De gruwelijke generaal (De Fontein, 2015)

The Goldsmith and the Master Thief

Author: Tonke Dragt
Translator: Laura Watkinson
Publisher: Pushkin Press
Original title: De goudsmid en de meesterdief (Leopold, 2018)

What Cats Think

Author/illustrator: Mies van Hout & John Spray/Mies van Hout
Publisher: Pajama Press
Original title: Dag poes! (Hoogland & Van Klaveren, 2017)

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