This challenge is for books I'm sharing with my kids, so picture books through YA counts, and the AUTHOR has to be from a different country, which makes it a bit harder. I'm not sure if I can count the books that I read that I try unsuccessfully to share with my kids, though. We'll see how desperate I get.
I think I'll go back to the beginning of March and count from there. After all, that's when I began paying attention to how many far-flung books I was reading. I'm going medium -- Savvy Traveler: 20 or more books from 3 different continents. I'd do the large one, but the author rule intimidates me a bit. I can't always tell.
I'll start with what I've already got. I can see I'll have to come back when I'm all techy and put in maps and such.
- Candle Man, by Glenn Dakin (England)
- Don't Say a Word, by Barbara Gerhts (Germany) (translated)
- The Widow and the King, by John Dickinson (England)
- Harmony: A Vision For Our Future, by The Prince of Wales
- Princess Grace, Mary Hoffman.
- The Boy Who Climbed Into the Moon, David Almond (UK)
- Littlest Pirate King, David B. (France)
- Toby Alone, Timothee de Fombelle (France). Translated, even! Australia and Pacific Islands
- The Burning Bridge, by John Flanagan (Australia)
- All Cats Have Aspergers, by Kathy Hoopman (Australia)
- Guardian of the Dead, by Karen Healey (New Zealand)
- Raven Hill Mysteries, by Emily Rodda (Australia)
- Icebound Land, by John Flanagan (Australia)
- Battle for Skandia, by John Flanagan (Australia)
- The Sorcerer of the North by John Flanagan (Australia)
- The Siege of Macindaw by John Flanagan (Australia)
- The Whale Rider by Witi Ihimaera (New Zealand)
- Allison, by Allen Say (Japan)
- The Duel, by David Grossman (Israel) North America
- I'm Your Peanut Butter Big Brother by Selina Alko (Canada). This is an interesting picture book about a biracial family that compares almost everything to food; we were very hungry after we read it.
- Ready for Takeoff (Martin Bridge), by Jessica Kerrin (Canada) Africa
- Jafta: The Homecoming, by Hugh Lewin (South Africa)
- Once Upon a Time, Niki Daly (South Africa). This was a book about reading, which was a delightful surprise.
- Lake of the Big Snake, Isaac Olaleye (Nigeria). Two naughty boys have to outwit the snake to get back home. The word order switched around a bit, and it was interesting to see the different onomatopoeia used.
- Anna Hibiscus, by Atinuke (Nigeria)
And that's it. A few more books set in other countries, but it turns out the authors are American. Good golly, this is going to be harder than I thought. I've got a Canadian book on my bedside table right now, so I've got the three continents, but 20 books may not be such a doddle after all. A challenge that's challenging -- jinkies!