International Youth Library annual catalogue White Ravens 2020 published

by | Oct 12, 2020 | IBBY NEWS

Cover image of two children reading in darkened room with bird By Emma AdBåge

“The White Ravens 2020”, the International Youth Library’s catalogue of recommendations featuring new international children’s and youth books.

Selected by the editors of the International Youth Library, Munich/Germany, with the support of children’s literature experts from all over the world.

This year’s edition contains 200 titles from 56 countries in 36 languages.

Always a high spot at the Bologna Book Fair and much visited, White Ravens is an excellent annual overview of books from around the world selected by the language specialists at the International Youth Library in Munich. The catalogue is now available to download as a pdf here. It is fully annotated.

Congratulations to the publishers, authors and illustrators who have been selected for the English Great Britain entries.

Maryam Al Serkal, ill by Rebcca Luciani, Mira’s curly hair, Lantana

Gill Arbuthnott, ill by Christopher Nielsen, Balloon to the moon, Big Picture Press

Katya Balen, ill by Laura Carlin, The space we’re in, Bloomsbury

Carys Bexington, ill by Kate Hindley, The night before Christmas in Wonderland, Macmillan


Jasbinder Bila,  Asha and the spirit bird, Chicken House

Sophie Dahl, ill by Lauren O’Hara,  Madame Badobedah, Walker Books

Alan Durant, ill by Dale Blankenaar,  Quill soup, Tiny Owl

Alex Wheatle, Home girl. The miseducation of Naomi Brisset (Crongton series), Atom, Little Brown imprint