Irish Bilingual Children’s Books

[ 0 ] 09/11/2023 |

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

Where am I from?”,“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 50,000 books and eBooks are in the hands of readers (March 2024, about 13k eBooks have been offered and downloaded for free). These books are perfect for bilingual kids and kids studying Irish or English as their second language. The Irish bilingual books are available in Irish and English editions. They can be purchased from all Amazon stores. Books of mine can also be found or requested in public libraries worldwide.

Read-aloud videos of these stories in many languages can be watched on PEaCH 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.

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

There’s also a video of an event at Lynden Sculpture Garden, USA, as part of the “HOME Multilingual Story Time” project, 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 paintings and words to play the “Word swap” game.

About my bilingual books

Dual-language or bilingual books are books where the story is written in two languages. In my books in particular, in the editions with Irish and English, there’s an illustration on one page and the story written on the other 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 in English here.
Summer with Grandpa -> Download the accompanying activities in English here.
Where am I from? -> Download the accompanying activities in English here.

Where am I from? – Cárbh as mé?

Happiness Street – Sráid Sonas

Cousins Forever – Col ceathracha i gcónaí

Nelly’s Box – Bosca Nelly

Summer with Grandpa – Samhradh le Daideo

Category: Bilingual Books

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