Children’s Bilingual Books

Unlocking children’s development and language exploration one book at a time.

  • Designed for kids of all levels and ages.
  • Features simple words, basic concepts, and great interactive visual graphics.
  • Perfectly-sized for tiny hands.

English

Afrikaans

Sesotho

isiXhosa

isiZulu

isiNdebele

Sepedi

Setswana

Siswati

Tshivenda

Xitsonga

Izilwane zase pulazini – Farm animals

Izilwane zase pulazini – Farm animals unpacks the world of farm animals presented in a bilingual format, namely isiZulu to English, with different levels of complexity for greater learning and understanding.

Diphoofolo tsa polasing – Farm animals

Diphoofolo tsa polasing – Farm Animals unpacks the world of farm animals presented in a bilingual format, namely seSotho to English, with different levels of complexity for greater learning and understanding.

Diphoofolo tsa polasing – Farm animals

Diphoofolo tsa polasing – Farm Animals unpacks the world of farm animals presented in a bilingual format, namely seSotho to English, with different levels of complexity for greater learning and understanding.

Plaasdiere – Farm animals

Plaasdiere – Farm animals unpacks the world of farm animals presented in a bilingual format, namely in Afrikaans to English.

Izilwanyana zasefama – Farm animals

Izilwanyana zasefama – Farm animals unpacks the world of farm animals presented in a bilingual format, namely in isiXhosa to English.

Izilwanyana zasefama – Farm animals

Izilwanyana zasefama – Farm animals unpacks the world of farm animals presented in a bilingual format, namely in isiXhosa to English.

Iinlwana zemaplasini – Farm animals

Iinlwana zemaplasini – Farm animals unpacks the world of farm animals presented in a bilingual format, namely in isiNdebele to English.

Diphoofolo tša polase – Farm animals

Diphoofolo tša polase – Farm animals – Farm animals unpacks the world of farm animals presented in a bilingual format, namely in Sepedi to English.

Diphoofolo tša polase – Farm animals

Diphoofolo tša polase – Farm animals – Farm animals unpacks the world of farm animals presented in a bilingual format, namely in Sepedi to English.

Diphologolo tsa kwa polaseng – Farm animals

Diphologolo tsa kwa polaseng – Farm animals unpacks the world of farm animals presented in a bilingual format, namely in Setswana to English.

Tilwane tasepulazini – Farm animals

Tilwane tasepulazini – Farm animals unpacks the world of farm animals presented in a bilingual format, namely in Siswati to English.

Tilwane tasepulazini – Farm animals

Tilwane tasepulazini – Farm animals unpacks the world of farm animals presented in a bilingual format, namely in Siswati to English.

Zwifuwo zwa bulasini – Farm animals

Zwifuwo zwa bulasini – Farm animals unpacks the world of farm animals presented in a bilingual format, namely in Tshivenda to English.

Swifuwo- Farm animals

Swifuwo – Farm animals unpacks the world of farm animals presented in a bilingual format, namely in Xitsonga to English.

Swifuwo- Farm animals

Swifuwo – Farm animals unpacks the world of farm animals presented in a bilingual format, namely in Xitsonga to English.

Superhero Gran

All grandmothers are wonderful and the gran in this story is no exception. She might not lift buildings or go whooshing through the sky, but she can plan super sleepovers, tell super-funny stories and even put together super disguises. This gran really does have super powers!

Wanda

Meet Wanda with her beautiful head of hair. She is brave and strong, but she’s unhappy because of the endless teasing by the boys at school. After a particularly hard day at school, feeling confused, forlorn and hopeless, Wanda’s grandmother lets her in on a few secrets. Through these hair secrets and stories, she finds the courage to face her fears and realise that her hair is a crown and something to be proud of.

This book stands at the intersection of identity and beauty, celebrating how cultural pride is learned and passed on over the generations. This book encourages young children to love themselves for what they are born with, despite what society may say or think.

Wanda

Meet Wanda with her beautiful head of hair. She is brave and strong, but she’s unhappy because of the endless teasing by the boys at school. After a particularly hard day at school, feeling confused, forlorn and hopeless, Wanda’s grandmother lets her in on a few secrets. Through these hair secrets and stories, she finds the courage to face her fears and realise that her hair is a crown and something to be proud of.

This book stands at the intersection of identity and beauty, celebrating how cultural pride is learned and passed on over the generations. This book encourages young children to love themselves for what they are born with, despite what society may say or think.

Sulwe

From Academy Award-winning actress Lupita Nyong’o comes a powerful, moving picture book about colorism, self-esteem, and learning that true beauty comes from within.

Sulwe has skin the color of midnight. She is darker than everyone in her family. She is darker than anyone in her school. Sulwe just wants to be beautiful and bright, like her mother and sister. Then a magical journey in the night sky opens her eyes and changes everything.

In this stunning debut picture book, actress Lupita Nyong’o creates a whimsical and heartwarming story to inspire children to see their own unique beauty.

Pumpkin Finds Her Queen

Pumpkin Pie was special, Pumpkin was a queen. But Pumpkin didn’t know just how special she was, it seemed. Pumpkin had a secret, something that made her sad. Pumpkin didn’t like her hair. She thought her curls were bad. Pumpkin Pie has a secret. She doesn’t like her hair at all! Her wild locks just won’t be tamed. She can’t hide her curly hair away either. Why can’t her hair just look like all her friends’ hair? But she soon discovers that her curly hair makes her unique…

Pumpkin Finds Her Queen

Pumpkin Pie was special, Pumpkin was a queen. But Pumpkin didn’t know just how special she was, it seemed. Pumpkin had a secret, something that made her sad. Pumpkin didn’t like her hair. She thought her curls were bad. Pumpkin Pie has a secret. She doesn’t like her hair at all! Her wild locks just won’t be tamed. She can’t hide her curly hair away either. Why can’t her hair just look like all her friends’ hair? But she soon discovers that her curly hair makes her unique…

How Many Ways To Say Hello?

Sara’s first day of school is full of surprises, but the biggest one of all is that she discovers she doesn’t understand what the other children are saying and she wonders how she will make friends. Her teacher encourages her to find out the many ways one can say hello.

This delightful story of rhyming verse, accompanied by charming illustrations, is a must for all young South African children. And if parents/grandparents/carers aren’t sure how to pronounce ‘hello’ in all 11 official languages, there is a CD of the text, narrated by the author herself, to guide with authentic pronunciation.

Mpumi’s Magic Beads

Mpumi’s Magic Beads is a delightful story about friendship, self-esteem, discovery and beautiful hair in the big city of Joburg. It follows the sudden adventures of Mpumi, Asante and Tshiamo as they see the world around them from new heights and realise all of the fun waiting to be discovered outside of their classroom. This story is a great read for the whole family, especially children aged between 5 – 10 years old.

Mpumi’s Magic Beads

Mpumi’s Magic Beads is a delightful story about friendship, self-esteem, discovery and beautiful hair in the big city of Joburg. It follows the sudden adventures of Mpumi, Asante and Tshiamo as they see the world around them from new heights and realise all of the fun waiting to be discovered outside of their classroom. This story is a great read for the whole family, especially children aged between 5 – 10 years old.

My Hair

Will it be dreads or a twist out? Braids or a high-top fade? Joyous and vibrant, this captures perfectly the excitement of getting ready for a celebration, as well as showcasing a dazzling array of intricate hairstyles.

This is a glorious debut from an exciting new partnership who both emerged from the FAB Prize for undiscovered BAME writers and illustrators.

Grandad Mandela

Seen through a child’s perspective, authored jointly by Nelson Mandela’s great-grandchildren and daughter, and published in collaboration with Mandela Legacy Media, this book brings Nelson Mandela’s incredible story alive for a new generation of children.

Grandad Mandela

Seen through a child’s perspective, authored jointly by Nelson Mandela’s great-grandchildren and daughter, and published in collaboration with Mandela Legacy Media, this book brings Nelson Mandela’s incredible story alive for a new generation of children.