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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 Children's Board Book in Spanish and Urdu Dear Zoo (bilingual)

by Rod Campbell

Our Price: $11.95
Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes  - Bilingual board book in Arabic, Chinese Traditional, French, Korean, Spanish, Urdu, and many other languages. Multicultural books for preschoolers Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes (bilingual)

by Annie Kubler

Our Price: $11.95
The Wheels on the Bus - Bilingual board book in Albanian, Bengali, French, Hindi, Portuguese, Spanish, Turkish, Urdu, and more. Bilingual books for babies. The Wheels on the Bus (bilingual)

by Annie Kubler
illustrated by Annie Kubler

Our Price: $11.95
Row, Row, Row Your Boat - Bilingual Board Book available in Chinese Traditional, Farsi. French, Hmong, Polish, Somali, Vietnamese, and many other languages. Bilingual book for babies. Row, Row, Row Your Boat (bilingual)

Row, Row, Row Your Boat

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If You're Happy and You Know It - Bilingual Board Book available in Arabic, Chinese Simplified, Lithuanian, Spanish, Vietnamese, and many more languages. Multicultural book for preschoolers If You're Happy and You Know It (bilingual)

by Annie Kubler

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Let's Go to the Park Bilingual Board Book for Preschool in English with Chinese, Farsi, French, Italian, Kurdish, Panjabi, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Somali, Spanish, Turkish and Urdu Let's Go to the Park (bilingual)

Let's Go to the Park

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Let's Go to the Farm Bilingual Board Book for Preschool in English with Bulgarian, Romanian and more. Let's Go to the Farm (bilingual)

Let's Go to the Farm

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Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? - Bilingual children's book in Arabic, Farsi, Kurdish, Shona, Tamil, Urdu, Yoruba, and many other languages. Cultural books for preschoolers. Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? (bilingual)

by Eric Carle
illustrated by Bill Martin, Jr

Our Price: $14.45
Farmer Duck - Bilingual Children's Book in Albanian, Bengali, Farsi, German, Italian, Nepali, Romanian, Yoruba and more. Multicultural books for kindergarten. Farmer Duck (bilingual)

by Martin Waddell
illustrated by Helen Oxenbury

Our Price: $14.45
Handa's Surprise - Bilingual children's book available in Arabic, French, Gujarati, Hindi, Portuguese, Tamil, Twi, Urdu, and many other languages.  Multicultural book for language learning in the classroom Handa's Surprise (bilingual)

by Eileen Browne
illustrated by Eileen Browne

Our Price: $14.45
Lima's Red Hot Chilli - Bilingual Children's Book in Albanian, Arabic, Japanese, Polish, Swedish, Turkish, and many more languages. Great to promote multiculturalism. Lima's Red Hot Chilli (bilingual)

by David Mills
illustrated by Derek Brazell

Our Price: $14.45
Mei Ling's Hiccups - Dual language book in Arabic, Czech, Japanese, Latvian, Spanish, and more.. Multiethnic book diverse classrooms. Mei Ling's Hiccups (bilingual)

by David Mills
illustrated by Derek Brazell

Our Price: $14.45
The Very Hungry Caterpillar - Bilingual picture book in Arabic, Bengali, Gujarati, Panjabi, Somali, and Urdu. Best bilingual book for preschoolers. The Very Hungry Caterpillar (bilingual)

by Eric Carle
illustrated by Eric Carle

Our Price: $15.95
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Walking Through The Jungle - Bilingual Children's Book available in Arabic, Burmese, Dari, Farsi, German, Italian, Pashto, Spanish, Tamil, and many other languages. Inspiring story for diverse classrooms. Walking Through The Jungle (bilingual)

by Debbie Harter
illustrated by Debbie Harter

Our Price: $16.95
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We're Going on a Bear Hunt - Bilingual Children's Book in Albanian, Bengali, Portuguese, Urdu, Vietnamese, and many other languages.  Foreign language teaching resource. We're Going on a Bear Hunt (bilingual)

by Michael Rosen
illustrated by Helen Oxenbury

Our Price: $16.95
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What Shall We Do With the Boo Hoo Baby? - Bilingual Book in Albanian, Panjabi, Turkish, Urdu, and others.  Albanian children's book What Shall We Do With the Boo Hoo Baby? (bilingual)

by Cressida Cowell
illustrated by Ingrid Godon

Our Price: $14.45
Augustus and His Smile - Bilingual Book in Arabic, Farsi, French, Spanish, Vietnamese, and many other languages. Multicultural book for children. Augustus and His Smile (bilingual book)

by Catherine Rayner

Our Price: $16.95
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Keeping Up with Cheetah - Bilingual children's book available in Albanian, Chinese, Czech, Farsi, Irish, Kurdish, Panjabi, Polish, Spanish, Urdu, and more. Inspiring story for diverse classrooms Keeping Up with Cheetah (bilingual)

by Lindsay Camp
illustrated by Jill Newton

Our Price: $16.95
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Brrmm! Let's Go! - Bilingual children's books in Arabic, Chinese, Czech, Polish, Russian, Spanish, Urdu, and more. Children's book that teaches diversity. Brrmm! Let's Go! (bilingual)

by Julie Kingdon
illustrated by Leo Broadley

Our Price: $14.45
Goal! Let's Play! - Bilingual children's book in Arabic, Bengali, French, Polish, Russian, Spanish, and more. Best multicultural children's book Goal! Let's Play! (bilingual)

by Joe Marriott
illustrated by Algy Craig Hall

Our Price: $14.45
Yum! Let's Eat! - Bilingual children's book in Arabic, Bengali, French, Polish, Portuguese, Spanish, Urdu, and many more. Yum! Let's Eat! (bilingual)

by Thando Maclaren
illustrated by Jacqueline East

Our Price: $14.45
Sports Day in the Jungle - Bilingual Children's Book available in Arabic, Bulgarian, Czech, French, Hungarian, Nepali, Russian, Spanish, and many other languages. Inspiring story for diverse classrooms Sports Day in the Jungle (bilingual)

Written and Illustrated by Jill Newton

Our Price: $14.45
Aliens Love Underpants - Bilingual Children's Book in Arabic, Chinese Traditional, Farsi, Portuguese, Turkish and many other languages. Multicultural education book. Aliens Love Underpants (bilingual)

Written by Claire Freedman
Illustrated by Ben Cort

Our Price: $14.45
Handa's Hen - Bilingual children's book in Albanian, Chinese Traditional, French, Portuguese, Russian, Swahili, Urdu, and many other languages.  Inspiring story for diverse classrooms Handa's Hen (bilingual)

by Eileen Browne

Our Price: $14.45
My Daddy is a Giant - Bilingual children's book in Bengali, Bulgarian, Italian, Polish, Turkish, Twi, and many other languages.  Multicultural book for preschoolers. My Daddy is a Giant (bilingual)

by Carl Norac
illustrated by Ingrid Godon

Our Price: $14.45
I'm Coming to Get You - Bilingual book for children available in Arabic, Bulgarian, French, Haitian Creole, Lithuanian, Polish, Russian, and many other languages. Great for use a foreign language teaching resource. I'm Coming to Get You (bilingual)

by Henriette Barkow
illustrated by Sarah Garson

Our Price: $14.45
The Wild Washerwomen - Bilingual children's book available in Arabic, Chinese, Czech, Haitian Creole, Nepali, Polish, Russian, Spanish, and many more languages.  Great for teaching English as a Second Language and foreign languages. The Wild Washerwomen (bilingual)

by Henriette Barkow
illustrated by Sarah Garson

Our Price: $14.45
Alfie's Angels - Bilingual Children's Book in Arabic, Chinese, French, German. Portuguese, Russian, Spanish and many other languages. Inspiring story for diverse classrooms. Alfie's Angels (bilingual book)

by Henriette Barkow
illustrated by Sarah Garson

Our Price: $16.95
Ellie's Secret Diary - Bilingual Book in Albanian, Farsi, German, Italian, Japanese, Romanian, and many more languages. Children's book that teaches diversity in the classroom. Ellie's Secret Diary (Don't bully me) (bilingual)

by Henriette Barkow
illustrated by Sarah Garson

Our Price: $16.95
   
 
Bilingual Contemporary Stories