Bilingual Books, Dual Language Books, Multicultural Children's Books, Poster, CD Bilingual Books, Dual Language Books, Multicultural Children's Books, Poster, CD
Bilingual Books, Dual Language Books, Multicultural Children's Books, Poster, CD Sign Up for our FREE Newsletter! Home Families Teachers Librarians Booksellers News and Resources Customer Service About Language Lizard Contact Language Lizard Language Lizard Products Browse/Search by Title or Code Browse/Search by Age/Level Browse/Search by Product Type Search/Browse by Language


Read sample reviews and testimonials of our products and company
Article: The Multicultural Library: How librarians are responding to the needs of ethnically diverse communities


Provide your patrons with high-quality books in up to 40 languages!

We can help you meet the needs of your ethnically diverse patrons with high quality dual-language books.

There is a huge and growing population of foreign-born and first-generation Americans. According to the Census Bureau, 47 million people spoke a foreign language at home in the year 2000. And many of these are young people. In fact, currently about 20% of births are to a foreign mother (up from just 6% in 1970). While Latin and South America account for the majority of the immigrant population, over 40% are from Asia and Europe and there are a growing number of immigrants from Africa.

The materials available in our libraries should reflect this diversity in our community.

Our dual-language books are offered in English and up to 40 languages.

Introduce well-reviewed multicultural stories to your collection!

Our products have been consistently well reviewed and have won awards for both the stories and illustrations (click here to see sample reviews). Many of the stories teach children about traditions in other cultures or tell fables and folk stories from other nationalities. In addition, all the dual-language products...

  • Have appealing, multi-ethnic characters
  • Are creative, clever and enjoyable
  • Develop tolerance, respect for others, and self esteem
  • Have strong, community settings
  • Are professionally translated in up to 40 languages
  • Are popular in thousands of schools and libraries throughout Europe and North America

Most importantly, kids love these stories and will read them over and over!

Get more for your money with dual-language books and CDs!

Who reads dual-language books? Anyone can! All of our dual-language books are written in English and a foreign language, with over 40 languages represented.

The options for your patrons are greater with a dual-language text than with a single-language text. The stories and illustrations are so fantastic that readers may choose to use them for multiple purposes.

  • Some patrons will read the stories only in English. The creative and enjoyable stories certainly rival the best English-only children's books available.
  • English-speaking families can use them to introduce their kids to a foreign language.
  • Non-English speaking parents can use them to help their children maintain a native language.
  • Foreign-born parents and grandparents can also use the books as a means to preserve their heritage and to "connect" with their children.
School librarians will find that foreign language and diversity teachers, as well as teachers of English as a Second Language, use them as excellent supplementary teaching materials.

CDs of many of the stories are available in numerous languages, so the books can be enjoyed and used as a teaching resource even if the reader (or parent) does not speak the foreign language. With the CDs, children can also gain an exposure to less commonly taught languages and cultures, developing an interest in future language study.

Help develop children who understand and are tolerant of other cultures!

It is our responsibility to raise culturally aware children who can bring our communities closer together. These dual-language products, with multi-ethnic characters and themes, teach a tolerance and respect for others. They also provide a fun way to help kids learn about other cultures and traditions.

Offer unique story-time activities and presentations to inspire kids!

These books offer a great way to bring unique multicultural stories and themes to your story-time activities.

We currently are developing presentations for children ages 2-12 intended to expose them to other languages and cultures and to get them interested in learning foreign languages. These will initially be offered only in limited parts of the country. If you are interested in having such presentations at your school, please send us an email using the form in the Contact Us section of this website. Also, please consider subscribing to our free newsletter so we can keep you informed of these developments.

back to top


The following documents will help you choose books or CDs that are right for your children.


Have your products been favorably reviewed in respected review publications?

Yes! Our products have been consistently well reviewed in respected publications including School Librarian, School Library Journal, Books for Keeps (Britain's top independent Children's Book Review Journal) and many others . As the books have had limited distribution in the US to date, many of the review publications are UK based. Please click here to see sample reviews. Additional reviews will be included in the individual product descriptions. Many of the books have also won awards for the stories and/or illustrations.

In what languages are your products available?

Dual-language books are available in the following languages: Albanian, Arabic, Bengali, Bulgarian, Chinese, Croatian, Czech, English, Farsi, French, German, Greek, Gujarati, Hindi, Hmong, Hungarian, Irish, Italian, Japanese, Khmer, Korean, Kurdish, Lithuanian, Malayalam, Mandarin, Nepali, Panjabi, Patois, Pinyin, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Scottish Gaelic, Serbo-Croatian, Shona, Slovakian, Somali, Spanish, Swahili, Tagalog, Tamil, Thai, Turkish, Twi, Urdu, Vietnamese, Welsh and Yoruba.

What is the target age for the products?

Generally ages 1-12. Specific age ranges will be included in the descriptions of each product.

Do you have bilingual or multicultural posters to decorate my library?

We offer colorful, creative multi-language posters with varying themes that can be used to brighten up your library and signal your connection to the varied cultural ethnicities in your community.

How can I order your dual-language products?

All of our products will be available on our web site soon. All subscribers to our free newsletter will be notified as soon as our products are available and will receive valuable discounts.

Do you accept library purchase orders?

Yes, we will accept library purchase orders. A form will be available on the website very soon.

Do you offer MARC records?

No, we're sorry. We do not currently offer cataloging service (MARC records) on our products.

How can I stay up to date with issues related to childhood language learning and what your company is offering?

Please subscribe to our monthly newsletter (see below).

back to top


Our FREE monthly electronic newsletter, Culture Connection, offers helpful tips, fun suggestions and valuable information to keep you connected with the world of childhood language learning. New subscribers will also receive exclusive DISCOUNT offers and will be notified of new products and special promotions that may be of interest.

Subscribe now by clicking here.

Please Note: We do not sell or rent our electronic mailing list to anyone for any reason, nor do we send unsolicited email. You may remove yourself from the list anytime you choose with the unsubscribe link at the bottom of every e-newsletter.

Home | Newsletter Signup | About Us | Become an Affiliate | Products | Product Reviews | Testimonials | News/Resources
Customer Service | FAQ | Press Room | Fundraising | Privacy Policy | Terms of Use | Site Map | Product Index |
Category Index | Contact Us
© 2005 Language Lizard, LLC. All Rights Reserved. Website Design & Development by
Welcome to Language Lizard, LLC-Inspiring Kids Through Language! Welcome to Language Lizard, LLC-Inspiring Kids Through Language! Home Help View Wish List Log Out of My Account View Cart Contact Language Lizard About Language Lizard Families Teachers Librarians Booksellers Customer Service Home