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  • Writer's pictureRebekah Qu

Bilingual Picture Books

Updated: Jan 25

Picture books are great for children who are ready to move on from sturdy board books, to more delicate pages, usually around 4 years of age. Bilingual picture books are an excellent way to expose young readers to new languages and cultures while also enhancing their language skills. By offering text in two languages, these books can help children acquire a second language and make the content accessible to readers who may not be fluent in one of the languages featured.

In this post, I've compiled a list of recommended bilingual picture books, with a focus on Chinese language resources, as my family is currently learning Mandarin at home. Right now it's actually all Chinese books, except one Vietnamese book. I would love to expand this list, so please comment below if you have a suggestion!

Whether you're looking to introduce your child to a new language or simply expand their reading horizons, these books are sure to delight and inspire young readers.

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Li Jian

Tiger Brother

Home for Chinese New Year by Wei Jie and Xu Can

Shiny Lantern (@shiny_lantern)

Little Sen's Chinese Holidays

Mr. Bear Shares Mangoes

The Great Race: The Story of the Chinese Zodiac by Ling and Eric Lee (@learnchinesewithtofu), illustrated by Rachel Foo

Katrina Liu (@minalearnschinese)

I Love Boba

Let's Go to the Farmer's Market

Let's Go on a Hike

Mina Goes to the Beach

Mina's First Day of School

Huy Voun Lee (@huyvounlee)

In The Snow

At The Beach

Lele And Monkey (@leleandmonkey)

Lele Goes Out To Play

Travel, Learn, and See (@ednamamd)

Travel, Learn, and See Your Friends, Shanghai, and the Great Wall

My Peach Tot (@mypeachtot)

Imagine World

This is more than a picture book; it's an interactive book.

Lin Xin

My Lantern and the Fairy

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Tiny Wrist (@tinywristco)

The Legend of Cuoi, the Man on the Moon


Do you know a fantastic book that would make a great addition to this list? I'd love to hear your recommendations! Please leave a comment below and let me know your thoughts. Thank you for helping make this list even better!


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