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Bilingual Children’s Books in JAPANESE and English as well as Japanese Audio Books are available here. Multicultural Books for children in Japanese and English are a great resource for teaching and learning a second language. Our award-winning collection includes contemporary stories, folktales, and a beautifully illustrated Japanese picture dictionary.

Interactive literacy sets that include Japanese "talking books" are also available.

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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: $15.50
Fox Fables - Bilingual Fable available in Arabic, Bengali, German, Greek, Irish, Korean, Polish, Spanish, Tagalog, Turkish, and many more. Children's fable for multicultural students. Fox Fables (bilingual)

Retold by Dawn Casey    
Illustrated by Jago

Our Price: $16.95
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Grandma's Saturday Soup - Bilingual Children's Book in Albanian, Farsi, French, Hindi, Patois, Romanian, Swahili, Turkish, Urdu, and more. Diverse children's book to inspire children in the classroom. Grandma's Saturday Soup (bilingual)

by Sally Fraser
illustrated by Derek Brazell

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Hello in Different Languages - Multilingual Multicultural Hello Poster to Celebrate Cultural Diversity Hello in Different Languages - Multilingual Poster

Hello Poster-Multilingual Edition

Our Price: $16.95
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JapaneseSet of 5 Children's Books (Bilingual) Japanese Set of 5 Children's Books (Bilingual)

Set of 5 popular children's books in Japanese & English

Our Price: $78.85
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Li's Chinese New Year - Bilingual Children's Book in Chinese Simplified, French, Japanese, Spanish, Tagalog, and many other languages. Li's Chinese New Year (bilingual)

by Fang Wang
illustrated by Jennifer Corfield

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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

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Little Red Hen and the Grains of Wheat- Bilingual Folktale in Albanian, Bulgarian, Croatian, Farsi, Greek, Hindi, Korean, Latvian, Russian, Swahili, and MANY more languages. Inspiring story for diverse classrooms. Little Red Hen and the Grains of Wheat (bilingual)

by L. R. Hen
illustrated by Jago

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Map of Southeast Asia, World Maps Map of Southeast Asia

Map of Southeast Asia

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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: $15.50
Multilingual Talking Chart says key terms in Arabic, Cantonese, Farsi, French, Haitian Creole, Hungarian, Japanese, Lithuanian, Malayalam, Mandarin Chinese, Nepali, Panjabi, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Somali, Spanish, Turkish and many more languages! Multilingual Key Phrases For School "Talking" Chart

Multilingual Chart
Key Phrases For School

Our Price: $69.95
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Multilingual Talking Chart says key terms in Arabic, Cantonese, Farsi, French, Haitian Creole, Hungarian, Japanese, Lithuanian, Malayalam, Mandarin Chinese, Nepali, Panjabi, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Somali, Spanish, Turkish and many more languages! Multilingual Key Phrases For School Chart WITH PENpal Audio Recorder Pen and Labels

Multilingual Key Phrases Chart
PENpal & Recordable Labels

Regular Price $214.90
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My Bilingual Talking Dictionary is a bilingual illustrated picture dictionary. Great resource for teaching english as a second language or teaching foreign language. Interactive CDROM helps students learn a foreign language. My Bilingual Talking Dictionary & CDROM (Paperback)

My Bilingual Talking Dictionary & CDROM (Paperback)

Our Price: $34.95
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My Bilingual Talking Dictionary with PENpal Audio Recorder Pen is a bilingual illustrated picture dictionary with audio. Great resource for teaching English as a second language or teaching foreign language. My Bilingual Talking Dictionary & PENpal Audio Recorder Pen (Talking Pen)

My Bilingual Talking Dictionary & PENpal (Paperback)

Our Price: $174.90
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Nita Goes To Hospital - Bilingual Book in Arabic, Farsi, German, Korean, Panjabi, Russian, and many other languages. Inspiring story for diverse classrooms. Nita Goes To Hospital (bilingual)

by Henriette Barkow illustrated by Chris Petty

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Sahir Goes to the Dentist - Bilingual book in Albanian, Chinese Traditional, French, Greek, Japanese, Polish, Spanish, Urdu, and more. Great children's book about diversity. Sahir Goes to the Dentist (bilingual)

by Chris Petty illustrated by Chris Petty

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The Wibbly Wobbly Tooth - Bilingual children's book that helps celebrate diversity. Available in Albanian, French, German, Hindi, Italian, Polish, Spanish, Tamil, and more. The Wibbly Wobbly Tooth (bilingual)

by David Mills
illustrated by Julia Crouth

Our Price: $16.95
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Welcome in Different Languages - Multicultural Welcome Poster Welcome in Different Languages - Multilingual Poster

"Welcome" in Different Languages Poster - Multilingual

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Welcome to the World Baby - Multicultural picture book in Spanish, Arabic, Polish and more. One of the best children's books about diversity. Welcome to the World Baby (bilingual book)

by Na'ima bint Robert
illustrated by Derek Brazell

Our Price: $16.95
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Yeh-hsien (A Chinese Cinderella) - Bilingual children's book available in Arabic, Chinese, Farsi, Hindi, Kurdish, Russian, Swedish, Tagalog, and many other languages.  Inspiring story for multicultural classrooms Yeh-hsien (A Chinese Cinderella) (bilingual)

by Dawn Casey
illustrated by Richard Holland

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Give your children the benefits of bilingualism! By encouraging your students or children to read Japanese books for kids or listening to Japanese audio books, you will help them in their acquisition of a second language.

Here is some interesting information about the Japanese language...

Where is it spoken? Japanese is the national language of Japan, and there are approximately 125 million speakers worldwide. Its origins are unknown, and it has no known linguistic relatives. There are dozens of dialects spoken in Japan, but the main distinctions are between Tokyo-type and Kyoto-Osaka-type.

How Many People Speak Japanese in the US? According to 2016 US Census data, there are approximately 450,000 Japanese speakers in the US. There are large Japanese-speaking populations in California, Washington, New York, and Washington, D.C.

Interesting Facts About Japanese

Modern Japanese began around 1600. It has a large number of “loan words” from the Chinese language (words of Chinese origin). In the last 50 years, the number of loan words from the English language has grown considerably, especially words that are technology related. For example, intānetto for “internet.” Loan words can also be shortened, like wāpuro for “word processor.”

The writing system consists primarily of three scripts: kanji, hiragana and katakana. Japanese writings can be in “western style,” which is in horizontal rows starting from the top, or “Japanese style,” vertical columns starting from the right.

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