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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.



Haitian-Creole

Note: All call numbers are for the Allen County Public Library, Fort Wayne, Indiana
CALL # AUTHOR TITLE DATE
CL J BOARDBK CHRIS Christian, Cheryl Where's the Baby?/ Kote Tibele A Ye?
Introduces the things associated with babies and the reader looks behind the flaps in each scene to find the baby.
2005

Hebrew

Note: All call numbers are for the Allen County Public Library, Fort Wayne, Indiana
CALL # AUTHOR TITLE DATE
DVD J296.34 OUR Our Wonderful World: A Musical Journey through the Six Days of Creation
A journey that teaches children the story of Creation as told in the book of Genesis, with an emphasis on Jewish values and the basic concepts of Judaism.
2003
H J296.41 MY My Shabbat: Soft Shapes
My Shabbat is a new addition to the best selling Soft Shapes series. What a wonderful way for families to share the joyous traditions of Shabbat! Create memories that everyone in your family will cherish as you recite the blessings over the candles, wine, and bread. With Hebrew prayers and english transliterations. Share the traditions of the Shabbat today!
2005
H J296.43 BLUE Blue, Rose Good Yontif: A Picture Book of the Jewish Year
Follow a Jewish family through the changing seasons in this richly illustrated book on the Jewish holidays.
1997
H J492.4 REUDO Reudor The Hebrew Letters Tell Their Story
Learn the 22 letters of the Hebrew alphabet while enjoying The Dooodle family's funny rhymes.
1999
H JB R1127SO Sofer,Barbara Shalom, Haver / Goodbye, Friend
A photo essay in memory of Yitzhak Rabin, the Israeli prime minister who was assassinated in 1995.
1996

Hindi

Note: All call numbers are for the Allen County Public Library, Fort Wayne, Indiana
CALL # AUTHOR TITLE DATE
HD JE GOPIS Gopi's Hat
"Have fun with Gopi as he outsmarts the monkeys by getting his hats!"
2007
HD JE BARKO Barkow, Henriette The Pied Piper
"A sensitive retelling of the famous Pied Piper legend…"--back cover.
2002
HD JE HILL Hill, Eric Spot's First Walk
1985
HD JE MARTI Martin, Jr., Bill Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?
Exuberantly colored artwork and favorite animals make this rhythmic story the perfect introduction to looking and learning about colors.
2004
HD JE RATHO Rathore, Sushma The Wise Sparrow
"Experience the journey of an injured sparrow who escapes from dangerous animals of the jungle by its wise ideas."
2007
HD JE WADDE Waddell, Martin Farmer Duck
There once was a duck who had the bad luck to live with a lazy farmer. While the duck worked, the farmer lay in bed - until one day the other animals decided to take action!
2006

Hmong

Note: All call numbers are for the Allen County Public Library, Fort Wayne, Indiana
CALL # AUTHOR TITLE DATE
HM J398.2 KRAUS Kraus, Robert The Making of the Monkey King / Ntuj tsim huabtais liab
Based on a sixteenth century classic, Journey to the West, a monkey sets off on a journey to find the secret of immortality.
1998
HM J398.2 ONLY Thao, Cher Only a Toad: A Bilingual Hmong Folk Tale
1995
HM J398.24 CHANG Chang, Monica Story of the Chinese Zodiac / Dab neeg txog Suav lub Cim Hnub Nyoog
Rats and cats were once close friends, until the race that decided the rat's place in the zodiac cycle. The story is retold with magnificent paper-carving illustrations.
1994
HM J398.24 CHANG Chang, Monica The Mouse Bride: A Chinese Folktale / Nas tsuag tus nkauj nyab: zaj dab neeg suav
A mouse goes to the sun, cloud, wind, and wall in search of the strongest husband for his daughter, only to find him among his own kind.
1994
HM J398.9 MANY Many Ideas Open the Way: a Collection of Hmong Proverbs
From witticisms about family members to how to behave in politics, the twenty Hmong proverbs gathered in this book reflect the many facets of Hmong culture that have thrived throughout the years.
2003
HM JE CAMPB Campbell, Rod I Won't Bite!
Touch-and feel the animals who will not bite, but look out for the crocodile's sharp teeth!
2005
HM JE GERDN Gerdner, Linda Grandfather's Story Cloth
Ten-year-old Chersheng helps his beloved grandfather cope with his failing memory, brought on by Alzheimer's disease, by showing him the story quilt Grandfather made after fleeing his homeland, Laos, during wartime.
2008
HM JE PFIST Pfister, Marcus Rainbow Fish to the Rescue! / Tus ntses leesbo rau tus cawm!
Rainbow Fish must choose between his newfound friends and a lonely little fish when a dangerous, hungry shark threatens the reef.
1996

Inuktitut

Note: All call numbers are for the Allen County Public Library, Fort Wayne, Indiana
CALL # AUTHOR TITLE DATE
IK JE TEEVE Teevee, Ningeokuluk Alego
When Alego and her grandmother set off to collect clams for their supper, Alego discovers the small, interesting creatures that inhabit her home island in Baffin Bay.
2009

Italian

Note: All call numbers are for the Allen County Public Library, Fort Wayne, Indiana
CALL # AUTHOR TITLE DATE
I J458.2 BERLI Berlitz Italian for Children: The Three bears and Little Red Riding Hood
1959
I J458.2 PRIOL Priolo, Pauline Bravo Marco!
1963
I J782.281723 ROSSI Rossi, Sophia Buon Natale: Learning Songs and Traditions in Italian
Sing along and learn your favorite Christmas songs in Italian as you share in the rich holiday traditions as celebrated in Italy. This dual language book also includes a 60 minute audio CD with the narrations in Italian and wonderful recordings of all the songs.
2007
I JE COWEL Cowell, Cressida What Shall We Do with the Boo Hoo Baby?
The baby said, "Boo-hoo-hoo!" What are Cat, Dog, Cow and Duck to do? Feed him? Bathe him? Play with him? Will the Boo-Hoo Baby EVER stop crying?
2004
I JE WADDE Waddell, Martin Farmer Duck
2006
KIT I JE FIVE Demarest, Chris L. The Five Crayons / I cinque pastelli a cera
Berlitz Kids' The Five Crayons is the introduction to the Adventures with Nicholas series, featuring easy Italian vocabulary and simple sentences.
1998
KIT I JE MISSI Demarest, Chris L. The Missing Cat / La gatta persa
1996
KIT I JE VISIT Demarest, Chris L. A Visit to Grandma / Una visita alla nonna
Nicholas and his brother and sister struggle to come up with perfect birthday gifts for Grandma.
1997

Japanese

Note: All call numbers are for the Allen County Public Library, Fort Wayne, Indiana
CALL # AUTHOR TITLE DATE
J J398.21 MCCAR McCarthy, Ralph F. Kintaro, The Nature Boy
Legend of Kintaro is one of Japan's most enduring and popular children's stories. Kintaro was raised in the forest by his beautiful young mother, and his gentle nature and prodigious strength win him the love and admiration of all forest creatures.
1995
J J398.21 MCCAR McCarthy, Ralph F. The Adventure of Momotaro, the Peach Boy
Perhaps the most beloved of all Japanese folk tales is the story of Momotaro, the boy born from a peach. Momotaro's expedition to the Land of the Demons, accompanied by his faithful companions, the Dog, the Monkey, and the Pheasant, is filled with fun and excitement for all young readers.
1996
J J398.21 MCCAR McCarthy, Ralph F. The Inch-High Samurai
Classic Japanese fairy tales, retold in a rhyming style with accompanying classic illustrations to appeal to both children and adults.
1996
J J398.21 MCCAR McCarthy, Ralph F. The Moon Princess
An old bamboo cutter finds a tiny child in the hollow of a bamboo stalk. Thus begins the beloved story of the Moon Princess, whose unearthly beauty brings her fame and would-be husbands from throughout the land, but whose destiny shines far off in the sky.
1996
J J398.21 MCCAR McCarthy, Ralph F. Urashima and the Kingdom Beneath the Sea
These are classic Japanese fairy tales, retold in a lively rhyming style with accompanying classic illustrations to appeal to both children and adults. The charming stories revolve around the timeless themes of love, bravery, and faithfulness.
1996
J J495.6 MAGIC The Magic Hat
1970
J J811 MADO Mado, Michio The Animals: Selected Poems
1992
J J895.6 Mado, Michio The Magic Pocket: Selected Poems
Here is a selection of verses by Michio Mado, chosen and translated by the Empress Michiko of Japan. Winner of the 1994 Hans Christian Andersen Author Award, Mado is the much-loved author of poems and songs for children in Japan. The Empress introduced his work to the world outside of Japan in "The Animals: Selected Poems," an earlier book. Her translations, like the originals, are playful and childlike in their imagery.
1998
J JE CARLE Carle, Eric Where Are You Going? To See My Friend!
Carle’s English version begins at the front of the book and Iwamura’s version, as is the custom in his native Japan, begins at the back. The two tales meet in the middle with a gatefold spread that unites the two human friends...
2001
J JE LEETA Lee-Tai, Amy A Place Where Sunflowers Grow
While she and her family are interned at Topaz Relocation Center during Worldar II, Mari gradually adjusts as she enrolls in an art class, makes a friend,lants sunflowers and waits for them to grow.
2006
J JE NOMUR Nomura, Takaaki Grandpa's Town
A young Japanese boy, worried that his grandfather is lonely, accompanies him to the public bath.
1991
J 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
J JE TAKES Takeshita, Fumiko The Park Bench
All through the sunny day the white bench in the park provides pleasure for the many people who come by, from the old man taking a walk to the children playing in the park
1988
J JE WADDE Waddell, Martin Farmer Duck
2006
M J J782.28 Christmas Song Book
An illustrated collection of Chritmas carols, with lyrics in English and Japanese.
1985
M J J782.4 LETS Sono, Janet Let's Sing! Japanese Songs for Kids
14 favorite Japanese children's songs.
1998
M J J782.42 IMOTO Imoto, Yoko Best-Loved Children's Songs from Japan
Includes bilingual text and complete musical notation for 15 popular children's songs introduced in Japan between 1919 and 1949.
1986

Keres

Note: All call numbers are for the Allen County Public Library, Fort Wayne, Indiana
CALL # AUTHOR TITLE DATE
KE J ORTIZ Ortiz, Simon The Good Rainbow Road/ Rawa 'Kashtyaa"tsi Hiyaani
Two boys are sent by their people to the west to visit the Shiwana, the spirits of rain and snow, and bring back rain to relieve a drought.
2004

Korean

Note: All call numbers are for the Allen County Public Library, Fort Wayne, Indiana
CALL # AUTHOR TITLE DATE
K J BARKO Barkow, Henriette Ellie's Secret Diary
Bullying is a major misery in many children's lives and this diary is a moving account of one girl's experience of being bullied. The diary gives children and teachers the chance to talk about bullying in an open and clear way.
2004
K J398.2 HAN Han, Suzanne Crowder The Rabbit's Judgment
"A thorough opening source note attests to the care that's gone into adapting this Korean variant of 'The Tiger, the Brahmin, & the Jackal,' akin to an ancient Jakata tale.... A dual-language book that satisfies aesthetic criteria as well as furthering multicultural causes."
1991
K JE LONDO London, Jonathan Froggy Eats Out
Froggy is going out to dinner with his parents for their anniversary. He's hoping for burgers and flies, but Froggy's mother tells him Chez Yum is a very fancy restaurant.
2004
K JE LONDO London, Jonathan Froggy Goes to School
Froggy is nervous about his first day of school, but, even though it's hard to sit still, he has a wonderful time.
2004
K 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.
2008
K JE WADDE Waddell, Martin Farmer Duck
There once was a duck who had the bad luck to live with a lazy farmer. While the duck worked, the farmer lay in bed - until one day the other animals decided to take action!
2006
K JE YI Yi, Tae-jun Waiting for Mama
A small child waits for Mama at the station, asking the conductor if he has seen her. The conductor hasn't, but cautions the child to wait a little farther from the tracks. It is cold and snowy but the child waits patiently until finally Mama comes.
2007

Kurdish

Note: All call numbers are for the Allen County Public Library, Fort Wayne, Indiana
CALL # AUTHOR TITLE DATE
KU JE MARTI Martin, Bill Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?
Exuberantly colored artwork and favorite animals make this rhythmic story the perfect introduction to looking and learning about colors
2003

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