This Diverse world : EUROPE


Given below is a list of books with European characters. I have tried to include books which would give a glimpse into different European cultural backgrounds.

Please use your own discretion when selecting the book for your  kid/family.

I have listed the name of the country next to the book link, either the main character lives in that country or has links to it.

The Secret Garden – England

The Midwife’s Apprentice  – England

Finding Winnie : The True Story of the World’s Most Famous Bear – England

Shakespeare’s Scribe  – England

The Book Thief  – Germany

Anne Frank : The Diary of a Young Girl  – Germany

Echo  – Germany

The Endless Steppe  – Growing up in Siberia – Russia

One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich  – Russia

The Inquisitor’s Tale  – France

Number the Stars  – Denmark

Sister Bear: A Norse Tale  – Denmark

Small Beauties: The Journey of Darcy Heart O’Hara  – Ireland

Tales from a Finnish Tupa  – Finland

The Miracle Dogs of Portugal  – Portugal

Isabel Saves the Prince – Spain

Heidi – Switzerland

The Clown of God  – Italy

Maya’s World: Angelina of Italy  – Italy

Roman Diary: The Journal of Iliona, a Young Slave – Italy

Brundibar – Czech

The Queen’s Necklace : A Swedish Folktale – Sweden

Nail Soup – Sweden

King Matt the First – Poland

Gris Grimly’s Tales from the Brothers Grimm  – 41 folk tales from Europe

Castle Diary: The Journal of Tobias Burgess 

Letters from Father Christmas








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