The library’s multilingual collections for children are a wonderful resource for educators, parents and families seeking to read books from their culture or from cultures around the world.
Looking for a book from your home language? Dual language books in English and another language are a great way to celebrate your home language or learn a new language. Here are a few from our catalogue:
Next Saturday, October 4th, At One Press will launch the first ever multilingual book for children in Canada; The Best of All Worlds: Seven Multilingual Stories for Kids.
The Best of All Worlds is a collection of seven multilingual stories written by Canadians for Canadians. The stories in this collection are written in Arabic, Farsi, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish. Each one was then translated into English and French, accompanied by wonderful illustrations.
Join us for the book launch of The Best of All Worlds, the first multilingual book for children in Canada on Sunday October 4th, 2015 at the Agincourt Branch. There will be a multilingual storytime, author signings, and more!
Still want more? KidsSpace has a great selection of stories to read or listen to in many different languages. Hear-a-Story has stories you can listen to in English and ten other languages. Read-a-Story gives you access to the International Children’s Digital Library which has over 4,600 children's eBooks in 61 different languages! We even have a collection of Multicultural Rhymes from many different cultures.
You can also search the library catalogue to find materials in your language or visit past blog posts on collections in other languages: Arabic at Your library; Italian Collections; Korean Collections; Your Library in Russian; Our Top Spanish Resources; Tagalog at Your Library and Tamil at Your Library.