Amazon Publishing Announces Amazon Crossing Kids, an Imprint for Children’s Books in Translation
Amazon Crossing Kids will publish English-language translations of popular and award-winning picture books from across the globe
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Amazon Crossing Kids launches with three picture books and is seeking picture book submissions from all regions of the world. The first titles on the list are:
- Spiky,written and illustrated by
Ilaria Guarducciand translated by Laura Watkinson(7/1/2019): First published in Italyin 2016, this is the story of a forest creature named Spiky, who spends his days bullying the other forest creatures and sharpening the spikes on his body. But suddenly, when he begins to lose his spikes, he must learn how to befriend the other creatures of the forest and share his softer side, making meaningful relationships along the way.
- A Tiger Like Me,written by
Michael Engler, illustrated by Joëlle Tourlonias and translated by Laura Watkinson(9/1/2019): First published in Germanyin 2016, this sweet story follows a little boy who likes to reimagine his world as that of a tiger’s. This “tiger cub” shares with the reader a day in the life of him and his “tiger” family—waking up in the den, eating in his favorite spot, and how a little tiger feels when he’s awake, hungry, or in the mood for an adventure. With splendor and delight, this little boy encourages the reader to get creative with his or her own imagination.
- Along the Tapajós,written and illustrated by
Fernando Vilelaand translated by Daniel Hahn(10/1/19): First published in Brazilin 2015, this is the story of two children—and their pet tortoise Titi—who live in the region of Jarí, a small community that links the Amazonand Tapajós rivers. Every year, the families living there must relocate when the rainy season starts. When the boy and his sister move with their family, they realize that they have left Titi behind! Eager to rescue him, the pair sneaks back at night on a journey along the river. This story offers a unique look at this way of life.
Two Lions Editorial Director
“We’re delighted to blend the missions of Amazon Crossing and Two Lions
by introducing terrific books from around the globe to readers who are
beginning to develop their worldview,” says
“Publishing and translating children’s books from around the world is an
important way to provide young readers with writing, illustration, and
storytelling of the most extraordinary range and quality,” says
Both Amazon Crossing and Amazon Crossing Kids accept book proposals from any language for translation into English at translation.amazon.com/submissions.
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