Books eligible for the »White Ravens« list:

  • Original editions, both fiction and non-fiction for readers age 1 to 18. Translations are not eligible.
  • Books published during the previous year. E.g. in »The White Ravens 2024« , we will recommend titles published in 2023 and early 2024.
Address for book shipments

Books can also be handed over at the International Youth Library’s stands at the Frankfurt Book Fair and the Bologna Children’s Book Fair.  

One copy per title is sufficient. Additional informative material is not needed but welcome.

Entry deadline: April, 30th

Customs regulations:

  • Please note that all book donation shipments from non-EU countries must contain a pro forma invoice (the delivery slip alone is not sufficient).
  • Even though the books are donations, the customs authorities demand that the invoice contains an estimated value of each book.
  • We kindly ask you to label shipments as »Children’s book donation« and with »No commercial value« to avoid confusion.
  • Please add the International Youth Library’s »EORI Number: DE4123603« and the following e-mail address:

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