Danish Bilingual Children’s Books

[ 0 ] 10/11/2023 |

Danish books / Danish English bilingual books for kids / Danish English dual language books

Cousins Forever“, “Happiness Street”, “Nelly’s Box”, and “Summer with Grandpa“, are bilingual books written by Elisavet Arkolaki (me), published on Amazon in 50+ languages, and as of right now over 40,000 books and eBooks are in the hands of readers (November 2023). Currently, the following titles are available in Danish-English editions: “Cousins Forever”, “Happiness Street”, and “Nelly’s Box”. These books are perfect for bilingual kids and kids who are studying Danish or English as their second language. They can be purchased from all Amazon stores and they can also be found at some public libraries around the world.

Read-aloud videos of these stories in many languages can be watched on PEaCH bilingualfamily.eu YouTube channel here. I am an ambassador of this EU, Erasmus+ funded project for bilingual and multilingual families. More information about my background can be found here.

As an example, here’s a read-aloud video of “Cousins Forever” narrated in English.

There’s also a video of an event that took place at Lynden Sculpture Garden, USA, as part of a project titled “HOME Multilingual Story Time” featuring “Cousins Forever”. The story was read in English and Ukrainian by Halyna Salapata from Wisconsin for Ukraine, and the storytelling session ended with an art activity from Lynden art educator Claudia Orjuela in English and Spanish where local kids were invited to send her their own paintings and words to play the “Word swap” game.

About my bilingual books

Dual-language books or bilingual books are books where the story is written in two languages throughout. In my books in particular, in the editions with Danish and English, there’s an illustration on one page and the story is written on the other page in both languages. Large, black fonts are used against a white background to facilitate readability for early readers and beginner language learners.

Amazon USA link
Amazon UK link
Amazon CA link
Amazon AU link
Amazon DE link
Amazon IT link
Amazon ES link
Amazon FR link

Cousins Forever  Download the accompanying activities in English here.
Happiness Street -> Download the accompanying activities in English here.
Nelly’s Box -> Download the accompanying activities here.



Happiness Street – Lykkens Gade

Cousins Forever – Kusiner For Evigt

Nelly’s Box – Nellys æske

Category: Bilingual Books

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