You are here: Home > BROWSE/SEARCH BY PRODUCT > Contemporary Stories
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.
Sort By:
Page of 4
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 If You're Happy and You Know It - Bilingual Book

by Annie Kubler
illustrated by Annie Kubler

Illustrated by Annie Kubler

by Annie Kubler

Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? - Bilingual Book Farmer Duck - Bilingual Book Flash Bang Wheee! - Bilingual Book
Farmer Duck (bilingual)
Our Price: $14.45

by Eric Carle
illustrated by Bill Martin, Jr

by Martin Waddell
illustrated by Helen Oxenbury

by Karen Clark
illustrated by Ian White

Floppy - Bilingual Book Floppy in the Dark - Bilingual Book Handa's Surprise - Bilingual Book
Floppy (bilingual)
Our Price: $14.45

by Guido Van Genechten
illustrated by Guido Van Genechten

by Guido Van Genechten
illustrated by Guido Van Genechten

by Eileen Browne
illustrated by Eileen Browne

Lima's Red Hot Chilli - Bilingual Book Line and Circle - Bilingual Book Mei Ling's Hiccups - Bilingual Book

by David Mills
illustrated by Derek Brazell

by Trotsky Maruda

by David Mills
illustrated by Derek Brazell

Sam's First Day - Bilingual Book Splash! - Bilingual Book The Very Hungry Caterpillar - Bilingual Book
Splash! (bilingual)
Our Price: $14.45
The Very Hungry Caterpillar (bilingual)
Our Price: $15.95
Sale Price: $14.45

by David Mills
illustrated by Lizzie Finlay

by Flora McDonnell
illustrated by Flora McDonnell

by Eric Carle
illustrated by Eric Carle

Walking Through The Jungle - Bilingual Book We're Going on a Bear Hunt - Bilingual Book What Shall We Do With the Boo Hoo Baby? - Bilingual Book
Walking Through The Jungle (bilingual)
Our Price: $16.95
Sale Price: $14.45
We're Going on a Bear Hunt (bilingual)
Our Price: $16.95
Sale Price: $14.45

by Debbie Harter
illustrated by Debbie Harter

by Michael Rosen
illustrated by Helen Oxenbury

by Cressida Cowell
illustrated by Ingrid Godon

Augustus and His Smile - Bilingual Book Keeping Up with Cheetah - Bilingual Book Brrmm! Let's Go! - Bilingual Book
Augustus and His Smile (bilingual)
Our Price: $16.95
Sale Price: $14.45
Keeping Up with Cheetah (bilingual)
Our Price: $16.95
Sale Price: $14.45
by Catherine Rayner
by Lindsay Camp
illustrated by Jill Newton

by Julie Kingdon
illustrated by Leo Broadley

Goal! Let's Play! - Bilingual Book Yum! Let's Eat! - Bilingual Book Sports Day in the Jungle - Bilingual Book
by Joe Marriott
illustrated by Algy Craig Hall
by Thando Maclaren
illustrated by Jacqueline East

Written and Illustrated by Jill Newton

Aliens Love Underpants - Bilingual Book Floppy's Friends - Bilingual Book Handa's Hen - Bilingual Book
Handa's Hen (bilingual)
Our Price: $14.45

Written by Claire Freedman
Illustrated by Ben Cort

by Guido Van Genechten

by Eileen Browne

   
 
Bilingual Contemporary Stories