Monday, February 28, 2011

Books in different languages

Hello everyone, I have been working on building a Multilingual Library in my classroom. It has been a great experience but, it has taken a lot of time. One of the challenges is finding books in the languages my students speak. Most of the students I teach speak Spanish, Russian and Vietnamese. Then Chinese, Laotian and Swahili. There's a lot of great books translated into Spanish but not the other different languages I mentioned.

I found a great site where you can find a small selection of bilingual books in several languages, not all, though. It is called Language Lizard. Another source is the Librarians Association site where you can find a list of the Newbery winners and the languages in which most of these books have been translated but it's not current.

If you are looking for books translated into different languages, you may want to start by going to your public library or bookstore.


  1. This has wonderful information that will be useful when looking for a book that is appropriate for teaching ELL learners. This saves others from having to do this research again.

  2. Thanks you for this information that make mi job easier! your blog is great!

  3. I think that this is a great idea especially with all the newcomers who need see materials that they are familiar with

  4. I really enjoyed learning about these new websites you have found. Will come in really handy when looking for books for ELL learners. I know sometimes I get frustrated when I cannot find enough books at local book stores or libraries. Really looking into checking these websites out! Thanks for sharing!