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31 Days, 31 Lists: 2018 Bilingual Books for Kids

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Whether a book contains two languages on the page, was published simultaneously in another language, or was published in a new language in a subsequent year, it’s time to give bilingual books their due. Whenever possible I try to credit the translators, but it can be tricky sometimes. In any case, here are some truly beautiful and inventive books.

31 Days, 31 Lists: Day Eleven – 2017 Bilingual Children’s Books

BabyTalk

I wish I had kept better statistics over the course of my children’s librarian career. Maybe if I had I could give you a sense of whether or not the number of bilingual children’s books published in 2017 was higher or lower than normal. As it currently stands, I’m just pleased to see these books […]

31 Days, 31 Lists: Day Eleven – 2016 Bilingual Books for Kids

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I wish I had the numbers in front of me. I wish I could tell you how many bilingual books for kids have been published in the past and how that number compares to today.  If we’re going to speak to my experience as a children’s librarian over the past decade, all I can say […]

Review of the Day: Water Rolls, Water Rises: El Agua Rueda, el Agua Sube by Pat Mora

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Water Rolls, Water Rises: El Agua Rueda, el Agua Sube By Pat Mora Illustrated by Meilo So Children’s Book Press (an imprint of Lee & Low Books) $17.95 ISBN: 978-0892393251 Ages 4-8 On shelves now. Sometimes I wonder what effect the televised ephemera I took in as a child has had on my memories and […]

Review of the Day: Maria Had a Little Llama / Maria Tenia Una Llama Pequena by Angela Dominguez

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Maria Had a Little Llama / Maria Tenia Una Llama Pequena By Angela Dominguez Henry Holt (an imprint of Macmillan) $16.99 ISBN: 978-0-8050-9333-9 Ages 4-8 On shelves August 20th Ladies and gentlemen, I stand before you a humbled woman. A woman who “knew” certain facts but, until she saw them working in her own personal […]

Review of the Day: Lola’s Fandango by Anna Witte

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Lola’s Fandango By Anna Witte Illustrated by Micha Archer Narrated by The Amador Family Barefoot Books $16.99 ISBN: 978-1-84686-174-1 Ages 4-8 On shelves September 1, 2011 In my children’s room at the library the requests I receive at the reference desk from kids and their parents vary widely. On the subject of dance there’s a […]

Labor Day Recommendations (Part Two)

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Si, Se Puede!  Yes We Can!: Janitor Strike in L.A. By Diana Cohn Illustrated by Francisco Delgado Essay by Luis J. Rodriguez Cinco Puntos Press $7.95 ISBN: 978-0938317890 Ages 4-8 On shelves now In discussing not only the Justice For Janitors Campaign of 2000 but also the need for strong unions in America today, this […]