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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.



Multilingual (Books Translated in Three or More Languages)

Note: All call numbers are for the Allen County Public Library, Fort Wayne, Indiana
CALL # AUTHOR TITLE DATE
J Keckeis The Black Rose / Die schwarze Rose / La rose noire / La rosa negra
1991
J Keckeis The Four Leaf Clover / Das Vierblattrige Kleeblatt / Le tréfle á quatre feuilles / El trebol de cuatro hojas
1995
J Keckeis The White Dove / Die Weisse Taube / La colombe blanche / La paloma blanca
1993
J398.2 COBUR Coburn, Jewell Reinhart Lani and the Secret of the Mountain: A Tale from Chinese Folklore: Also Known as the Long Haired Girl
1996
J398.8 Dabcovich, Lydia The Keys to My Kingdom: a Poem in Three Languages
Retells the traditional nursery rhyme which takes the reader through the kingdom and through the day. The text appears in English, French, and Spanish
1992
J529.32 AMADO Andreadis, Ianna Sun Stone Days / Tonaltin / Dias de piedra
An introduction to Aztec cosmology, a resource for children studying Meso-American cultures, and for anyone interested in the Aztecs and their interpretations of time.
2006
J782.42 LACOU (Includes CD) Lacoursière, Patrick Dream Songs Night Songs: From Mali to Louisiana
A book and cd combination that focuses on recorded lullabies from around the world sung in their original language.
2003
JE GOFFI Goffin, Josse The Amazing ABC Book: English, Français, Deutsch
A treat for young children just learning the alphabet as well as for older children learning to read, The Amazing ABC Book is a colorful delight. Printed on heavy stock in a unique accordion format, it can be opened up and read from both sides, front to back and back to front.
1997
JE LAW Law, Diane Come Out and Play: Count Around the World in 5 Languages
Count from one to ten with children from around the world as they come out to play. With numerals and words color-coded in English, German, French, Spanish and Chinese, there's a lot to count and learn on every page. There's even a sneaky cat on every spread. Can you find it?
2006
JE MCCUN McCunn, Ruthanne Lum Pie-Biter
Hoi, a young Chinese immigrant, has finished his work on the Continental Railroad. With the help of Spanish Louis, he turns his creativity into success by way of good-old American pies.
1998
JE SEE Frasconi, Antonio See Again, Say Again: A Picture Book in Four Languages
1964
JE SEE Frasconi, Antonio See and Say: A Picture Book in Four Languages
1955
JE ZAKIY Zakiyyah My Numbers in Spanish / Mis números en español / Mes nombres en français
In this two-in-one flip book, children are introduced to the numbers 1 to 10 and basic vocabulary in English, Spanish and French.
2006

Navajo

Note: All call numbers are for the Allen County Public Library, Fort Wayne, Indiana
CALL # AUTHOR TITLE DATE
NV J970.1 NAVAJ Parsons-Yazzie, Evangeline Dzání Yázhí Naazbaa' / Little Woman Warrior Who Came Home: A Story of the Navajo Long Walk
Dzanibaa' is alone when U.S. troops swoop down on her family's hogan. Before she can run to safety, a soldier grabs her and puts her on his horse...
2005
NV JE TROTT Trotter, Deborah A Summer's Trade
Every summer day, Tony makes the long drive into Gallup with his mother. He works at the local trading post, and he's saving all his money to buy something very special...
2007
NV JE TSINA Tsinajinnie, Veronica Jóhonaa'éí: Bringer of Dawn
As Johonaa'ei, the sun, slowly rises, his gentle light and warmth wake the inhabitants of the desert.
2007

Panjabi

Note: All call numbers are for the Allen County Public Library, Fort Wayne, Indiana
CALL # AUTHOR TITLE DATE
PJ J394.26 SWAIN Swain, Gwenyth Celebrating
These books take you around the world to find out what people celebrate:nbsp;a winning game, holidays, or birthdays.
2000
PJ JE AKTAR Aktar, Nasreen Samira's End
2000
PJ 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.
2004
PJ JE MCBRA McBratney, Sam Guess How Much I Love You
The original family classic is now available in a glorious, full-size hardcover edition just bursting with love. Full color.
1995
PJ JE SWAIN Swain, Gwenyth Carrying
These books take you around the world to find out what people carry: A rucksack full of books or perhapsnbsp;a baby sister or brother.
2000
PJ JE SWAIN Swain, Gwenyth Eating
Travel around the world to find out what people eat.
2000
PJ JE SWAIN Swain, Gwenyth Smiling
Children learn what brings people together in the wonderful Small World series. These charming books take kids around the world to discover what makes people smile.
2000

Persian

Note: All call numbers are for the Allen County Public Library, Fort Wayne, Indiana
CALL # AUTHOR TITLE DATE
PE J BOARDBK HAMBL Hambleton, Laura Chameleon Races
"Who will win the reptile race - Chameleon, Gecko, Gila Monster or Salamander?"--back cover.
2005
PE J BOARDBK HAMBL Hambleton, Laura Chameleon Swims
"Chameleon learns to swim with the help of his friend, Salamander."--back cover.
2005
PE JE COWEL Cowell, Cressida What Shall We Do With the 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.
2002
PE 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

Pitjantjatjara

Note: All call numbers are for the Allen County Public Library, Fort Wayne, Indiana
CALL # AUTHOR TITLE DATE
PIT J SHEPP Sheppard, Nancy Alitji in Dreamland / Alitjinya Ngura Tjukurmankuntjala: An Aboriginal Version of Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland
1992

Polish

Note: All call numbers are for the Allen County Public Library, Fort Wayne, Indiana
CALL # AUTHOR TITLE DATE
KIT PO JER SEUSS Seuss, Dr. The Cat in the Hat/ Kot Prot
Two children sitting at home on a rainy day are visited by a cat who shows them tricks and games.
2003
PO JE MYCEK Mycek-Wodecki, Anna Minutka: The Bilingual Dog
Minutka is teeny-tiny dog who is fluent in English and Polish and even dreams in both languages.
2007

Portuguese

Note: All call numbers are for the Allen County Public Library, Fort Wayne, Indiana
CALL # AUTHOR TITLE DATE
P J BOARDBK HAMBL Hambleton, Laura Chameleon Swims
"Chameleon learns to swim with the help of his friend, Salamander."--back cover.
2005
P J BOARDBK HEAD Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes…
2003

Russian

Note: All call numbers are for the Allen County Public Library, Fort Wayne, Indiana
CALL # AUTHOR TITLE DATE
RU JE ASCH Asch, Frank Here Comes the Cat! / Skiluda idet kot!
Cat's arrival causes excitement among residents of a mouse settlement.
1989
RU J398 RUSSK Russkie narodyne skazki / Russian Fairy Tales
1998

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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