Whether you're raising your child to be bilingual, or your child is a Spanish-language speaker working on learning English (or vice versa), bilingual children's books are a great tool to add to your family's bookshelves. Engaging bilingual books will strengthen your growing readers' second-language acquisition through the introduction of new words and sounds and make read-aloud time more enjoyable. These dual language board books and picture books below are a great way to teach your child new skills while they develop a love for reading.
If you are looking for books that highlight important social-emotional topics, read Thank You, Mr. Panda (Bilingual) — a kid-friendly story about good manners and gratitude. Not only will your child learn how to say “thank you” to gifts they receive, but also strengthen their Spanish along the way.
Eric and Julieta: En el museo (At the Museum) is a fantastic story about a sibling duo making a trip to the museum and learning about dinosaurs. When your child is interested in the story and characters, it makes it easier to focus on the new language.
For fun chapter books, try popular new titles with captivating plotlines and memorable characters like Las Chicas Dragón: Azmina, el dragón dorado de purpurina and Princesas malas #1: Villanas perfectas.
For graphic novel lovers, there is Dav Pilkey's El Club de Cómics de Supergatito #4: Colaboraciones. Your child will enjoy the marvelous illustrations and laugh out loud at the shenanigans the characters get involved in. What’s more, compelling graphic novels improve reading comprehension and literacy skills.
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