International authors you may already know and use
Chances are you already have a fair number of international books on your library shelves. Think of Mem Fox, Anthony Browne, Bob Graham, J.K. Rowling, Cornelia Funke, Phillip Pullman, Eva Ibbotson and Hilary McKay. Most of these friends are from other English speaking countries, but it's a start.
Old Friends: International Classics
From Anne of Green Gables, to Pippi Longstocking, from Madeline to A Little Princess, there are classics from other countries that many children and parents recognize.