This Children’s Literature Map Shows the Best Kids’ Books From Europe

A collaboration between schools from all over Europe has led to this wonderful map, showing the favorite children’s book in each country.


Schools in Bulgaria, Poland, Greece, Portugal, Spain, the Czech Republic, and Lithuania worked together to create a great project named READ AND SHARE eTwinning featuring information on the best children’s books from each European country. They conducted research among their friends and family members, as well as online, in order to decide on the book for each place. 


Take a look! On first glance, it’s easy to spot Pippi Longstocking in Sweden, The Moomins in Finland, Le Petit Prince in France, and Harry Potter in the UK, but you need to look a little closer to see The Never-Ending Story in Germany, Heidi in Switzerland, and The Adventures of Tin Tin in Belgium. 



 Take a closer look! 







They’ve also included a map featuring the word for ‘book’ in the native language of each country.



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Here’s a list of the books included for each country: 


Kevade by Oskar Luts for Esthonia 

Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone for Great Britain

Pippi Longstocking by Astrid Lindgren for Sweden

Le Avventure di Pinocchio by Carlo Collodi for Italy

Le Petit Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry  for France

The Never-Ending Story by Ende for Germany

Heidi by Spyri for Switzerland

Orlovi Rano Lete by Branco Copic for Serbia

Toreadors from Vasyukivka by Nestayko for Ukraine  

The Adventures of Tin Tin by Hergé for Belgium

Fada Oriana by Sophia de Mello Breyner Andresen for Portugal

Platero y yo by Jiménez for Spain

Mangas by Penelope Delta for Greece

Kake Make by Lina Zutaute for Lithuania

The Tale of Tsar Saltan by Alexander Sergeevich Pushkin for Russia

Tüskevár by István Fekete  for Hungary

Amintiri din Copilarie by Ion Creanga for Romania

Cufoja dhe Bubi Kacurrel by Gaqo Bushaka for Albania

Pabbi Professor by Gunnar Helgason for Iceland

Jip en Janneke by Anne MG Shmidt for the Netherlands

The Moonmins by Tove Jansson for Finland

Akademia Pana Kleska by Jan Brzechwa for Poland

Slovenské Rozprávky by Pavol Dobšinský for Slovakia

Artemis Fowl and the Time Paradox by Eoin Colfer for Ireland

Den grimme ælling by Andersen for Denmark

Mrs Pepperpot Stories by Alf Prøysen for Norway

Čudnovate zgode šegrta Hlapića by Ivana Brlić Mažuranić for Croatia

Geschichten vom Franz by Christine Nöstlinger for Austria


And take a look at some of the other projects READ AND SHARE eTwinning has created. Pretty cute stuff!



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