Spanish Bilingual Children’s Books

[ 0 ] 08/11/2023 |
bilingual childrens books

Spanish books / Spanish English bilingual books for kids / Spanish 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). These books are perfect for bilingual kids and kids who are studying Spanish or English as their second language. The Spanish bilingual books are available in Spanish and English editions. 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 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, and right after another video with the story narrated in Spanish.

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.

And there’s another event that took place that I’m aware of, this time at Eagle Pass Public Library, Texas, USA. As part of the Online Spanish Story Hour, Beatriz Valdes read “Primas para siempre” in Spanish, and during the Online Story Hour, Isabella Mora read “Cousins Forever” in English. You can hear them reading the stories here and here.

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 Spanish 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.
Summer with Grandpa -> Download the accompanying activities in English here. Activities in Spanish can be downloaded here.

Cousins Forever – Primas para siempre

Happiness Street – Calle Felicidad

Nelly’s Box – La caja de Nelly

Summer with Grandpa – Verano con el abuelo

Category: Bilingual Books

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