World Directory of Children’s Book Translators

The World Directory of Children’s Book Translators was launched in partnership with UNESCO’s Index Translationum. A database listing professional translators specializing in children’s literature, the Directory is a key point of contact between publishers and translation specialists. As well as the most frequently requested languages, the Directory also has ample listings of the so-called minority languages, with 55 languages currently represented. It is therefore a key tool for both professionals entering the market and for those seeking reliable high-quality translation products.

Available to anyone looking for translators, the World Directory is accessed via a user-friendly login.
The Directory has several search keywords: translator name; country of residence; literary genre; source language; target language; mother tongue. Exhibitor publishers of the Bologna Children’s Book Fair can consult the Directory using their access code.

Consult the World Directory Search

You may register if you have translated at least two books for children, unless yours is a minority or seldom-translated language in which case the requirement is only one book. Register or update your entry by simply filling in a questionnaire.


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