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Bilingual: Books For Kids

This list of the best kids books about bilingual is sure to include a new favorite for the voracious young reader in your life!

Beep Beep / Piip Piip book
#1
Beep Beep / Piip Piip
Written and illustrated by Petr Horacek
picture book
Recommend Ages: 2-5

Two shaped board books from Petr Horácek are now available in dual Spanish-English editions -- perfect for little ones who love things that go. When a family piles into a bright yellow car to drive to Grandma's house, they go broom, broom through the town, vroom, vroom along the highway, and chug, chug over the crosswalk. Getting there is almost as exciting as the welcome that awaits at the end -- and bright pictures and playful sound words make this a trip to enjoy.

Big Little / Grande Pequeño book
#2
Big Little / Grande Pequeño
Written and illustrated by Leslie Patricelli
board book
Recommend Ages: 0-3

"Funny, spirited board books by Leslie Patricelli explore opposites. . . . Clever pairings, bold graphic art, and an expressive toddler in diapers make the concepts fun." -- Publishers Weekly Ladies are big, but ladybugs are little. Heads are big, but toes are little. Illustrated in a bright, graphic style, Leslie Patricelli's bald, hilariously expressive baby acts out each pair of opposites with comically dramatic effect.

Lejos / Far book
#3
Lejos / Far
Written by Juan Felipe Herrera and illustrated by Blanca Gomez
board book
Recommend Ages: 2-5

Some things are close — cerca. Others are far — lejos. With sweet simplicity, this charming dual-language board book and its companion volume, Cerca/Close, engage young children. El árbol de limones está lejos de mi casa. The lemon tree is far from my house. The little boy’s house is far from the city, and the city is far from the ocean. What about the mountains in the distance, or the clouds in the sky, or the sun that shines over the boy as he walks?

Cerca / Close book
#4
Cerca / Close
Written by Juan Felipe Herrera and illustrated by Blanca Gomez
board book
Recommend Ages: 2-5

Some things are close — cerca. Others are far — lejos. With sweet simplicity, this charming dual-language board book and its companion volume, Lejos/Far, engage young children. Mi cuarto está cerca de la cocina. My bedroom is close to the kitchen. As she walks from her kitchen through a daisy-filled yard to the house next door, a little girl notices things that are close to each other — just as the little boy she goes to visit is close to her.

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