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BILINGUAL BOOKS FOR CHILDREN

Arranged by Language:

This page provides a list of bilingual children's books, with all of the text written in English and one of many world languages. For a list of books that feature translation of some the text, please see our World Language Words in English Language Children's Books booklist.



Albanian

Note: All call numbers are for the Allen County Public Library, Fort Wayne, Indiana
CALL # AUTHOR TITLE DATE
AL JE COWEL Cowell, Cressida What Shall We Do With Boo Hoo Baby?
The dog, cat, duck, and cow try various ways to soothe the Boo-hoo Baby and stop him from crying, including feeding him, bathing him, and playing with him.
2000
AL JE MARTI Martin, Jr., Bill Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?
Children see a variety of animals, each one a different color, and a teacher looking at them.
2004
AL JE SIMMO Simmons, Jane Come On, Daisy! / Eja, Dejzi!
2000
AL JE SIMMO Simmons, Jane Daisy and the Egg / Dejzi dhe Veza
2000
AL JE VELTH Velthuijs, Max Frog and the Stranger / Bretkocka dhe I Huaji
When a strange rat sets up camp in the woods, Frog's friends are very suspicious and unfriendly because he seems so different from them.
2000
AL JE VELTH Velthuijs, Max Frog is Frog / Bretkocka eshte Bretkocke
Frog wants to be like his other animal friends. He thinks it is great to be capable of flying like duck, bake like pig, or read like rabbit. In the end, he realizes that it is much better to be himself and be happy with his unique abilities.
2000
AL JE WADDE Waddell, Martin Farmer Duck
2006

Arabic

Note: All call numbers are for the Allen County Public Library, Fort Wayne, Indiana
CALL # AUTHOR TITLE DATE
A J BOARDBK KUBLE Kubler, Annie The Wheels on the Bus Go Round and Round
Presents a version of the traditional song about a bus and its passengers with parrallel text in Arabic and Englishi.
2005
A J297.77 GHAZI Ghazi, Abidullah Teachings of Our Prophet
1991
A J398.6 CROZO Crozon, Alain I Can Fly, What Am I?
Rhyming text and lift-the-flap illustrations depict a variety of things that fly, including a bee, hot air balloon, and kite, and invite the reader to guess their identity.
2000
A J741.642 ELABB Ellabbad, Mohieddine The Illustrator's Notebook
2006
A JE AKTAR Aktar, Nasreen Samira's Eid
1999
A JE BOND Bond, Michael Paddington Bear Goes to Market
1998
A JE CAMPB Campbell, Rod It's Mine!
1987
A JE CARLE Carle, Eric The Very Hungry Caterpillar
"The story of a very small and very hungry caterpillar. He eats food all through the days of the week. He grows from a small egg to a beautiful butterfly ..."
1992
A JE COWEL Cowell, Cressida What Shall We Do with the Boo Hoo Baby?
A dog, a cat, a duck, and a cow try to think of things to do to soothe a crying baby.
2002
A JE HILL Hill, Eric Where's Spot?
A mother dog finds eight other animals hiding around the house before finding her lost puppy. Flaps conceal the animals.
1980
A JE MARTI Martin, Bill Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?
2004
A JE PAWAG Pawagi, Manjusha The Girl Who Hated Books
1998
A JE ROBER Robert, Na'ima bint Journey Through Islamic Art
2005
A JE ROSEN Rosen, Michael We're Going on a Bear Hunt
2007
A JE RUMFO Rumford, James Calabash Cat and His Amazing Journey
A Calabash Cat, living in Africa, sets off to see where the world ends.
2003
A JE SEKI Seki, Sunny The Tale of the Lucky Cat
A bilingual retelling of the traditional Japanese tale of how a toymaker's kindness to an injured cat is repaid by good fortune.
2007
A JE SIMMO Simmons, Jane Come on, Daisy
Daisy the duckling becomes so engrossed in playing with dragon flies and lily pads that she temporarily loses her mother. When she looked round, Mamma Duck wasn't there any more. Daisy was all alone.
2000
A JE SIMMO Simmons, Jane Daisy and the Egg
2000
A JE SWAIN Swain, Gwenyth Carrying
Explores the importance of carrying things as well as babies and of lending a helping hand by sharing a load.
1999
A JE SWAIN Swain, Gwenyth Eating
In photographs and rhyming text, describes the foods and eating customs of people around the world.
1999
A JE SWAIN Swain, Gwenyth Smiling
Explores the importance of smiling to people all over the world.
1999
A JE TADJO Tadjo, Véronique Mamy Wata and the Monster
"Mamy Wata, the queen of all waters, is swimming peacefully in a big river when she hears that a terrible monster has been frightening people in the surrounding villages"--P. [4] of cover.
2000
A JE TADJO Tadjo, Véronique The Lucky Grain of Corn
Soro's mother and father give him a lucky grain of corn, but when he leaves it on the stone, a bird steals it away.
2000
A JE WADDE Waddell, Martin Farmer Duck
2006

Amharic

Note: All call numbers are for the Allen County Public Library, Fort Wayne, Indiana
CALL # AUTHOR TITLE DATE
AMH J398.8 YOHAN Yohannes, Gebregeorgis Silly Mammo: An Ethiopian Tale
Mammo's well-meaning but simple-minded efforts to bring his wages home end in disaster until he makes a rich merchant's daughter laugh.
2002

Bengali

Note: All call numbers are for the Allen County Public Library, Fort Wayne, Indiana
CALL # AUTHOR TITLE DATE
BN J BOARDBK MCKEE McKee, David Elmer's Colours
Elmer the patchwork elephant helps children learn the different colors.
2002
BN J BOARDBK MCKEE McKee, David Elmer's Friends
Elmer the patchwork elephant finds something unique to admire in each of his many different animal friends.
2002
BN J BOARDBK MCKEE McKee, David Elmer's Weather
Elmer the patchwork elephant experiences wind, storms, fog, snow, and other kinds of weather.
1994
BN J394.26 SWAIN Swain, Gwenyth Celebrating
Explores the importance of celebrating to people all over the world.
1999
BN JE Hamanaka, Sheila All the Colours of the Earth
Reveals that despite outward differences children everywhere are essentially the same and all are lovable.
1994
BN JE Murphy, Jill Five Minutes' Peace
Mrs. Large tries to take a peaceful, relaxing bath but her family has other ideas
1995
BN JE CAMPB Campbell, Rod I Won't Bite!
1996
BN JE CARLE Carle, Eric The Very Hungry Caterpillar
"The story of a very small and very hungry caterpillar. He eats food all through the days of the week. He grows from a small egg to a beautiful butterfly ..."
1992
BN JE COWEL Cowell, Cressida What Shall We Do with the Boo Hoo Baby?
A dog, a cat, a duck, and a cow try to think of things to do to soothe a crying baby.
2004
BN JE MARTI Martin, Bill Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?
2004
BN JE MCBRA McBratney, Sam Guess How Much I Love You
1995
BN JE PAWAG Pawagi, Manjusha The Girl Who Hated Books
1998
BN JE SIMMO Simmons, Jane Come on, Daisy
2000
BN JE SIMMO Simmons, Jane Daisy and the Egg
2000
BN JE SWAIN Swain, Gwenyth Carrying
Explores the importance of carrying things as well as babies and of lending a helping hand by sharing a load.
1999
BN JE SWAIN Swain, Gwenyth Eating
In photographs and rhyming text, describes the foods and eating customs of people around the world.
1999
BN JE SWAIN Swain, Gwenyth Smiling
Explores the importance of smiling to people all over the world.
1999
BN JE TADJO Tadjo, Véronique Mamy Wata and the Monster
"Mamy Wata, the queen of all waters, is swimming peacefully in a big river when she hears that a terrible monster has been frightening people in the surrounding villages"--P. [4] of cover.
2000
BN JE TADJO Tadjo, Véronique The Lucky Grain of Corn
Soro's mother and father give him a lucky grain of corn, but when he leaves it on the stone, a bird steals it away.
2000
BN JE VELTH Velthuijs, Max Frog and the Stranger
When a strange rat sets up camp in the woods, Frog's friends are very suspicious and unfriendly because he seems so different from them.
2000
BN JE VELTH Velthuijs, Max Frog and the Wide World
Frog joins Rat on his travels in search of advanture. But Frog soon misses his friends and discovers that wide world is very far from home ...
2000

Burmese

Note: All call numbers are for the Allen County Public Library, Fort Wayne, Indiana
CALL # AUTHOR TITLE DATE
BU JE ADLER Adler, Helen The Cock, the Mouse, and the Little Red Hen
200?
BU JE BOND Bond, Michael Paddington in the Kitchen
200?
BU JE GODDE Goddess A Beautiful World
2003

If you need help finding these or other Library materials, please check with anyone in Children's Services. We look forward to seeing you at the Library!



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