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A great selection of Bilingual Children's Books in SOMALI and English as well as Somali Audio Books are available here. These foreign language books provide a fun resource to teach English or Somali, and to engage immigrant students. Our dual-language books include Somali versions of contemporary stories, folktales, fables, myths, legends, board books, and a beautifully illustrated Somali picture dictionary available with Audio Recorder Pen.

Below is a sample page from the Somali-English book, Keeping Up with Cheetah.


THE FOLLOWING TITLES ARE AVAILABLE WITH SOMALI AND ENGLISH TEXT ON THE PAGES:

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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 Children's Book) - Somali-English

An inspiring story about dreaming big, daring to be different, and being brave.

Our Price: $16.95
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Ali Baba & The Forty Thieves - Bilingual Folktale Ali Baba & The Forty Thieves (Bilingual Multicultural Book) - Somali-English

The classic beloved Arabian folktale.

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Augustus and His Smile - Bilingual Book Augustus and His Smile (Bilingual Children's Book) - Somali-English

A heart-warming tale about finding happiness (from an award-winning author and illustrator).

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Beowulf - Bilingual Multicultural Book in Spanish. Chinese, French, Italian and many more languages. Folk tale for multicultural students. Beowulf - an Anglo Saxon Epic (Bilingual Book) - Somali-English

An exciting and gripping tale based on the Old English classic.

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Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? - Best bilingual children's book for preschoolers and toddlers. Available in Arabic, Farsi, Kurdish, Shona, Tamil, Urdu, Yoruba, and many other foreign languages. Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? (Bilingual Children's Book) - Somali-English

A classic beloved story, by Eric Carle, that introduces colors and our favorite animals.

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Buri and the Marrow - Bilingual Book Buri and the Marrow (Bilingual Diverse Children's Book) - Somali-English

A colorful and delightful famous Bengali folktale.

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Don't Cry Sly! - Bilingual children's book about diversity in Albanian, Bengali, Czech, French, Italian, Portuguese, Tamil, and more. Great to promote multiculturalism. Don't Cry Sly! (bilingual)

by Henriette Barkow
illustrated by Richard Johnson

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Bilingual children's book about bullying available in Spanish, Arabic, Farsi, German, Italian, Japanese, Romanian, and many more languages. Great for discussion in diverse classrooms. Ellie's Secret Diary (Bilingual Children's Book)

An award nominated book which tells the story of a girl being bullied and explores how she handles the dilemma.

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English Terms - Multilingual Talking Chart - includes English terms in Spanish, English, Arabic, Farsi, Russian, Urdu and many other languages. Terms include comoparison, differentiate, figurative, metaphor, personification, synonym and more. English Terms - Multilingual "Talking" Chart

English Terms
Multilingual "Talking" Chart

Our Price: $69.95
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

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Food, Food, Fabulous Food - Bilingual Children's Book available in Arabic, Farsi, French, Italian, Polish, Spanish, Urdu, and many more languages. Inspiring story for diverse classrooms. Food, Food, Fabulous Food (bilingual book)

A story of sharing foods and learning the process of growing, shopping, and preparing foods from different cultures.

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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

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Geography Terms - Multilingual Talking Chart - includes geography terms in Spanish, English, Arabic, Somali, Turkish and many other languages. Terms include contour, erosion, habitat, latitude, pollution and more. Geography Terms - Multilingual "Talking" Chart

Geography Terms
Multilingual Talking Chart

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Goldilocks & The Three Bears - Bilingual children's book available in Arabic, Bengali, Dutch, Farsi, German, Hebrew, Lithuanian, Pashtu, Russian, Spanish, Tamil, Vietnamese, and more. Inspiring story for diverse classrooms. Goldilocks and The Three Bears (bilingual)

by Kate Clynes
illustrated by Louise Daykin

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Goose Fables (The Goose that Laid the Golden Egg) - Bilingual Book in Arabic, Bengali, Chinese Simplified, French, Hebrew, Lithuanian, and many other languages. Great children's book about diversity. Goose Fables (The Goose that Laid the Golden Egg) (bilingual)

Retold by Shaun Chatto Illustrated by Jago

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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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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

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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

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Hansel and Gretel - Bilingual folktale available in Albanian, German, Irish, Korean, Polish, Swahili, and more.  Great children's book to promote multiculturalism. Hansel and Gretel (bilingual)

by Manju Gregory
illustrated by Jago

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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

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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

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Hello Thank You Welcome in Different Languages- Multilingual Multicultural Poster Hello, Thank You, Welcome in Different Languages - Multilingual Posters 3-pack

Hello, Welcome, Thank You Multilingual Posters (3 pack)

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I Took the Moon for a Walk - Bilingual children's book available in Albanian, Czech, French, Haitian Creole, Irish, Panjabi, Slovakian, Urdu, Welsh, and many other languages.  Inspiring story for diverse classrooms. I Took the Moon for a Walk (bilingual)

by Carolyn Curtis
illustrated by Alison Jay

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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

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Isis and Osiris - Bilingual children's book in Albanian, Croation, Greek, Hindi, Italian, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Turkish, and more. Bilingual folktale for multicultural classrooms Isis and Osiris (bilingual)

by Dawn Casey
illustrated by Nilesh Mistry

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Jill and the Beanstalk - Bilingual children's book available in Albanian, Bengali, French, Italian, Russian, Tamil, Urdu, and many other languages.  ELL/ESL teaching resource for classrooms. Jill and the Beanstalk (bilingual)

by Manju Gregory
illustrated by David Anstey

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Journey Through Islamic Arts - Bilingual children's book available in Arabic, Bengali, Farsi, German, Kurdish, Russian, and many other languages. Culturally diverse teaching resource. Journey Through Islamic Arts (bilingual)

by Na'ima bint Robert
illustrated by Diana Mayo

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Keeping Up with Cheetah - Bilingual children's book about friendship supports social and emotional learning. Available in Chinese, Farsi, Kurdish, Spanish, Urdu, and many more foreign languages. Inspiring story for diverse classrooms. Keeping Up With Cheetah (Bilingual Children's Book) - Somali-English

A charming story about the value of friendship and what it means to be a good friend.

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

If you interact with children who speak Somali, look here for the best Somali foreign language books.

Here is some other interesting information about the Somali language that you can share with them...

Where is Somali spoken? Somali is a part of the Afro-Asiatic language family. Somali is spoken by an estimated 16 million people around the world. Itís the official language of Somalia, with several regional dialects, and is also spoken in nearby countries, like Kenya and Ethiopia.

How Many People Speak Somali in the US? According to 2015 UN estimates, there are about 150,000 Somalis living in the US. There are large Somali speaking populations in Minnesota, Ohio, Washington, California, and Washington, DC.

Interesting Facts About Somali

There are multiple writing systems used to express the Somali language, including Arabic, Wadaad and Osmanya.

The Somali language has 20 distinct vowel sounds. It is spoken with three different tones (high, low and falling) that indicate things like gender and number.

Somali has been influenced linguistically by other languages such as English, Italian and Arabic.

Interested in teaching your kids about other languages and getting advice about foreign language learning? Check out the free articles and resources on our blog!