Welsh Bilingual Children’s Books

[ 0 ] 10/11/2023 |

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

Cousins Forever – Cefndryd am Byth

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, only the following title is available in a Welsh-English edition: “Cousins Forever”. This book is perfect for bilingual kids and kids who are studying Welsh or English as their second language, and it can be purchased from all Amazon stores.

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 edition with Welsh 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

Download the accompanying activities for “Cousins Forever” here.

Category: Bilingual Books

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