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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.

Our Price: $16.95
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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).

Our Price: $16.95
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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.

Our Price: $16.95
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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.

Our Price: $15.50
Buri and the Marrow - Bilingual Book Buri and the Marrow (Bilingual Diverse Children's Book) - Somali-English

A colorful and delightful famous Bengali folktale.

Our Price: $16.95
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Don't Cry Sly! - Bilingual children's book - Folktale in Spanish, Arabic, Chinese (Cantonese), French, Italian, Portuguese, Tamil, and many more foreign languages. Don't Cry, Sly! (Bilingual Children's Book) - Somali-English

This humorous retelling of a classic folktale, with colorful illustrations and a clever twist, is sure to be a favorite!

Our Price: $16.95
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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) - Somali-English

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

Our Price: $16.95
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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 (A PENpal Accessory)

Multilingual chart (to be used with PENPal Pen or PENPal Classroom Pen) to translate common English grammar terms.

Our Price: $69.95
Farmer Duck - Bilingual Children's Book in Albanian, Bengali, Farsi, German, Italian, Spanish, Nepali, Romanian, Yoruba and more. Great bilingual book for toddlers and kindergarten. Farmer Duck (Bilingual Children's Book) - Somali-English

An award-winning book about a duck overworked by a lazy farmer and the duck's farm friends who plot their own justice.

Our Price: $15.50
Food, Food, Fabulous Food - Bilingual Children's Book available in Arabic, Farsi, French, Italian, Polish, Spanish, Urdu, and many more languages. Great story for diverse classrooms. Food, Food, Fabulous Food (Bilingual Multicultural Book) - Somali-English

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

Our Price: $15.50
Fox Fables - Bilingual Fable available in Arabic, Bengali, German, Greek, Irish, Korean, Polish, Spanish, Tagalog, Turkish, and many more foreign languages. Children's fable for multicultural classrooms. Fox Fables (Bilingual Book) - Somali-English

A wonderful collection of two traditional fables (from Aesop and traditional Chinese folklore) with vibrant illustrations.

Our Price: $16.95
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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 (A PENpal Accessory)

A multilingual chart (to be used with PENPal Pen or PENPal Classroom Pen) to translate common Geography terms.

Our Price: $69.95
Goldilocks & The Three Bears - Bilingual children's book available in Arabic, Bengali, Dutch, Farsi, German, Hebrew, Lithuanian, Pashtu, Russian, Spanish, Tamil, Vietnamese, and more. Fun story for diverse classrooms. Goldilocks and the Three Bears (Bilingual Children's Book) - Somali-English

An irresistible, updated, and beautifully illustrated retelling of the classic fairy tale.

Our Price: $16.95
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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 Book) - Somali-English

Two classic goose fables in one book, with illustrations by an award-winning illustrator.

Our Price: $16.95
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Grandma's Saturday Soup - Bilingual Children's Book in Spanish, Arabic, Farsi, French, German, Italian, Hindi, Patois, Romanian, Swahili, Turkish, Urdu, and more. Diverse children's book to inspire culturally responsive classrooms Grandma's Saturday Soup (Bilingual Multicultural Book) - Somali-English

A thoughtful story about belonging in two places at once, and learning to love them both.

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Handa's Hen - Multicultural children's book in Albanian, Chinese (Cantonese), French, Portuguese, Russian, Swahili, Urdu, and many other languages.  Inspiring story for diverse classrooms! Handa's Hen (Bilingual Diverse Children's Book) - Somali-English

A colorful story of best friends and their journey through an African landscape looking for animals around the hen house.

Our Price: $15.50
Handa's Surprise - Diverse 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 Diverse Children's Book) - Somali-English

The endearing story of a journey to deliver fruits to a friend and the animals encountered along the way in the African landscape.

Our Price: $15.50
Hansel and Gretel - Bilingual folktale available in Albanian, German, Korean, Polish, Spanish, Swahili, and more.  Great children's book to support bilingual education. Hansel and Gretel (Bilingual Book) - Somali-English

A powerful retelling of a classic Grimm's fairy tale, accompanied by stunning illustrations.

Our Price: $16.95
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Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes  - Bilingual board book in Arabic, Chinese, French, Korean, Spanish, Portuguese, Urdu, Vietnamese and many other languages. Multicultural books for preschoolers support language development! Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes (Bilingual Children's Book) - Somali-English

This well-loved nursery rhyme will bond parents and children through singing and rhymes.

Our Price: $11.95
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Hello in Different Languages - Multilingual Multicultural Hello Poster to Celebrate Cultural Diversity Hello in Different Languages - Multilingual Poster

A poster that says "hello" in over 30 languages is welcoming in any multicultural environment.

Our Price: $16.95
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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 Set

This 3-Poster Set is perfect for celebrating cultural diversity & welcoming newcomers in any multicultural environment.

Our Price: $50.85
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I Took the Moon for a Walk - Bilingual children's book available in Albanian, Arabic, Chinese (Cantonese and Mandarin),Czech, French, Haitian Creole, Panjabi, Somali, Spanish, Urdu, and many other languages.  Inspiring story for diverse classrooms. I Took the Moon for a Walk (Bilingual Children's Book) - Somali-English

This sweet story, of an imaginary night time journey, is written in lyrical verse and has beautiful detailed illustrations.

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I'm Coming to Get You - Bilingual book for children available in Arabic, Bulgarian, French, Haitian Creole, Lithuanian, Polish, Russian, Spanish, and many other languages. Great foreign language teaching resource. I'm Coming to Get You (Bilingual Children's Book) - Somali-English

A humorous story to help children cope with bedtime fears and learn the difference between real and imaginary.

Our Price: $15.50
Isis and Osiris - Bilingual myth & legend in Arabic, Chinese, Greek, Hindi, Italian, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Turkish, and more foreign languages. Colorfully illustrated books is great for multicultural classrooms Isis and Osiris (Bilingual Multicultural Book) - Somali-English

A beautifully illustrated retelling of a classic tale about two of the most popular Egyptian gods.

Our Price: $16.95
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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 Children's Book) - Somali-English

This story takes a classic fairy tale and adds a new twist!

Our Price: $16.95
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Journey Through Islamic Arts - Diverse children's book available in Arabic, Bengali, Farsi, German, Kurdish, Russian, and many other languages. Culturally diverse teaching resource. Journey Through Islamic Arts (Bilingual Multicultural Book) - Somali-English

An award-winning, beautifully illustrated book of a girl's imaginary journey that will provide insight into Islamic culture.

Our Price: $16.95
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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.

Our Price: $16.95
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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! KEY PHRASES FOR SCHOOL/HOME Multilingual "Talking" Chart (A PENpal Accessory)

A multilingual chart (to be used with PENPal Pen or PENPal Classroom Pen) to translate common school/home terms.

Our Price: $69.95
Sale Price: $59.95
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 Multicultural Book) - Somali-English

A boldly illustrated book that helps children explore the people, animals, and objects they will see and hear on a farm.

Our Price: $11.95
Sale Price: $10.97
   
 

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.

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