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Bilingual contemporary stories are useful tools for teaching and learning foreign languages and English as a Second Language.  They also provide a fun way to expose children to traditions in other cultures (see Wibbly Wobbly Tooth, Mei Ling's Hiccups, Welcome to the World Baby). 
Some stories are particularly good for helping children appreciate diversity and build self-esteem and self-confidence (Floppy, Floppy's Friends, That's My Mum, All Kinds of Beliefs could all be used in diversity education programs).  Others will make them comfortable with new situations (Nita Goes to Hospital, Sahir Goes to the Dentist, Tom and Sofia Start School) or help them deal with their feelings and fears (Flash, Bang, Wheee!, Sam's First Day, Ellie's Secret Diary, All Kinds of Feellings). 
There are classic books that can help kids learn about numbers (Handa's Hen), colors (Brown Bear, Brown Bear) foods (Lima's Red Hot Chilli, Very Hungry Caterpillar, Handa's Surprise), animals (Walking Through the Jungle, Splash!, Dear Zoo), and more.  Others are just fun to read and sing with your children (Wheels on the Bus, Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes).
The characters in the stories reflect the racial, ethnic and cultural diversity in our communities and some stories include beautiful illustrations of settings around the world (e.g. Jamaica, Africa).  The dual language books are available in English with Arabic, Bengali, Chinese, Croatian, Czech, Farsi, French, German, Greek, Gujarati, Hindi, Italian, japanese, Korean, Kurdish, Panjabi, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Serbo-Croatian, Shona, Somali, Spanish, Swahili, Tagalog, Tamil, Turkish, Twi, Urdu, Vietnamese, Yoruba and more.
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Dear Zoo - Bilingual Book Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes - Bilingual Book My Little Case of Jungle Animals- Bilingual Book
Dear Zoo (bilingual)
Our Price: $11.95

by Rod Campbell

by Annie Kubler

by Jo Lodge

The Wheels on the Bus - Bilingual Book Row, Row, Row Your Boat - Bilingual Book Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? - Bilingual Book

by Annie Kubler
illustrated by Annie Kubler

Illustrated by Annie Kubler

by Eric Carle
illustrated by Bill Martin, Jr

Farmer Duck - Bilingual Book Flash Bang Wheee! - Bilingual Book Floppy - Bilingual Book
Farmer Duck (bilingual)
Our Price: $14.45
Floppy (bilingual)
Our Price: $14.45
by Martin Waddell
illustrated by Helen Oxenbury

by Karen Clark
illustrated by Ian White

by Guido Van Genechten
illustrated by Guido Van Genechten

Floppy in the Dark - Bilingual Book Handa's Surprise - Bilingual Book Lima's Red Hot Chilli - Bilingual Book

by Guido Van Genechten
illustrated by Guido Van Genechten

by Eileen Browne
illustrated by Eileen Browne

by David Mills
illustrated by Derek Brazell

Mei Ling's Hiccups - Bilingual Book Sam's First Day - Bilingual Book Splash! - Bilingual Book
Splash! (bilingual)
Our Price: $14.45

by David Mills
illustrated by Derek Brazell

by David Mills
illustrated by Lizzie Finlay

by Flora McDonnell
illustrated by Flora McDonnell

The Very Hungry Caterpillar - Bilingual Book Walking Through The Jungle - Bilingual Book We're Going on a Bear Hunt - Bilingual Book
The Very Hungry Caterpillar (bilingual)
Our Price: $15.95
Sale Price: $14.45
Walking Through The Jungle (bilingual)
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Sale Price: $14.45
We're Going on a Bear Hunt (bilingual)
Our Price: $16.95
Sale Price: $14.45

by Eric Carle
illustrated by Eric Carle

by Debbie Harter
illustrated by Debbie Harter

by Michael Rosen
illustrated by Helen Oxenbury

What Shall We Do With the Boo Hoo Baby? - Bilingual Book Augustus and His Smile - Bilingual Book Keeping Up with Cheetah - Bilingual Book
Augustus and His Smile (bilingual)
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Keeping Up with Cheetah (bilingual)
Our Price: $16.95
Sale Price: $14.45

by Cressida Cowell
illustrated by Ingrid Godon

by Catherine Rayner
by Lindsay Camp
illustrated by Jill Newton
Brrmm! Let's Go! - Bilingual Book Goal! Let's Play! - Bilingual Book Yum! Let's Eat! - Bilingual Book

by Julie Kingdon
illustrated by Leo Broadley

by Joe Marriott
illustrated by Algy Craig Hall
by Thando Maclaren
illustrated by Jacqueline East
Sports Day in the Jungle - Bilingual Book Aliens Love Underpants - Bilingual Book Floppy's Friends - Bilingual Book

Written and Illustrated by Jill Newton

Written by Claire Freedman
Illustrated by Ben Cort

by Guido Van Genechten

Handa's Hen - Bilingual Book My Daddy is a Giant - Bilingual Book I'm Coming to Get You - Bilingual Book
Handa's Hen (bilingual)
Our Price: $14.45

by Eileen Browne

by Carl Norac
illustrated by Ingrid Godon

by Henriette Barkow
illustrated by Sarah Garson

   
 
Bilingual Contemporary Stories