• Misty Black Author

FREE CHILDREN’S EBOOKS IN MANY LANGUAGES!

Updated: May 1




AUTHORS COMMITTED TO GIVING BACK TO OUR MULTILINGUAL COMMUNITIES

From Elisavet Arkolaki:

Hi friends, As you know, amongst the different things that I do, I write and publish bilingual books for children (for the ones who are new here, I’m Elisavet Arkolaki 🙂 ). Acknowledging that times have been difficult for many families around the world during the pandemic and that not everyone is in a position to buy books for their children, together with some fellow authors we decided to offer the eBook editions of some of our books for free. Personally, I will be offering you all of my independently published bilingual eBooks for children + my guidebook for parents. This will be a long-term commitment from our end, as it will be a recurring offer for the next 6 months. We hope you will grab this opportunity to read some wonderful books with your children, and that you’ll share this info with your local FB/Whatsapp groups, friends online and offline, language teachers, and schools that use any of the listed languages.


HOW DOES IT WORK?

-On the 1st day of each month, and for the next 6 months, the ebook editions of the following books will be available to download for free at 07:00 CET / 12:00 AM PDT for 24 hours on the 1st of May, 1st of June, 1st of July, 1st of August, 1st of September, 1st of October. -All you need to download and read them is an Amazon account (.com/.co.uk./.de/, etc) and the free Kindle app installed on your phone/computer/tablet. -Are you a (language) teacher? You have our permission to use our books with your students. -If you can leave a review on Amazon afterward, you will make an author’s day 🙂.



CHILDREN’S BOOKS SEGMENTED PER LANGUAGE

SPANISH (LATIN AMERICAN)



¿Cuál es más grande, el amor de una mamá o la imaginación de una niña?Acompaña a una mamá y su hija con un sapito gracioso en un viaje mientras juegan a quién quiere más a la otra. Download it here. About the author Misty Black has a degree in finance and has been winning awards for writing since fifth grade. She enjoys reading, playing board games, gardening, and spending time with her husband and 3 children. When asked why she writes, she said, “Books should be fun and exciting. Children deserve to love reading, and I want to be a part of that.” Website Berrypatchpress.com, Instagram.com/mistyblackauthor, facebook.com/mistyblackauthor.





Un libro ilustrado sobre la empatía, el perdonar y el pedir perdón para niños de 3 a 8 años. Zac el Zorrillo le gustaba burlarse de los demás. Usualmente, sus bromas eran inocentes. Pero ¿Qué pasa cuando sus bromas son de mal gusto? Para un niño, puede ser difícil reconocer errores y el pedir perdón es mucho más difícil. Download it here.




¿Nervioso? ¿Ansioso? ¿Estresado? ¡No estás solo! Ayuda a los más pequeños a aliviar la ansiedad con las estrategias prácticas propuestas en Caleb el Castor. Un cuento ideal para irse a dormir, leer en clase, o para utilizar durante una sesión de terapia, en la cual el objetivo sea ayudar a los niños entender sus preocupaciones y calmar la ansiedad. Recomendado para niños entre los 3 y 11 años, desde preescolar hasta quinto de primaria. Download it here.



Upload here! (Free today only)



Download here! (Free today only)



Da pequeños pasos para salir de la timidez. Ayude a sus hijos a comprender que pueden darse cuenta de todas las cosas de las que la timidez les impide dar pequeños pasos todos los días. Al mismo tiempo, los niños aprenden sobre los animales y lugares del sur de España: búhos reales, burros, baile flamenco, tórtolas europeas, la Alhambra, cigüeñas blancas ibéricas, la catedral de Granada, el peñón de Gibraltar y monos macacos de Berbería. Download it here. About the author Alma Hammond is a best-selling author of books for children ages 2 – 7. She has published nine children’s books. All teach of animals and places and promote positive messages of self-esteem. She currently lives in France with her husband Bob and two cats, Violet and Daisy.




A Bilingual English-Spanish book – A Christian children’s book that teaches children about missions. The bonus section includes a Christian parenting guide, missionary facts, a bilingual map, and a seek and find game. Un libro cristiano infantil para enseñarle a los niños sobre las misiones. La sección de bono incluye una guía cristiana para padres y datos sobre misioneros. Download it here.



About the author Natalia Sepúlveda is a Christian bilingual author, translator, and editor. She’s originally from San Germán, Puerto Rico, and lives with her family in Orlando, Florida. She has a master’s degree in Spanish from the University of Central Florida. She’s also a co-founder of Panem Project, a media company to support missionaries around the world.




What Is Your Favorite Color? is a bilingual English-Spanish book intended not only to teach ten colors in both languages but also to show children that everything around us has color. It aims to engage them in their daily environment and help them discover our colorful world. Download it here. About the author Marcela Klinsrisuk is a Colombian-American New Yorker. After 16 years in the hospitality industry, she now dedicates her spare time to writing children’s books. Having always been instilled the importance of education and growing up around diversity, she tries to incorporate both into her books. Now a mother of two, her dream is to educate and inspire little minds around the world with a touch of fun along the way. For more about the author and her books, visit: Instagram.com/lion.and.archer.books



The Paraguay Christmas Book (Discovering Christmas Around the World)


A book in English with Spanish Christmas vocabulary – The Paraguay Christmas Book is the first book in an engaging new series—Discovering Christmas Around the World. This book invites readers to explore the rich Christmas traditions, music, rituals, and foods of Paraguay. Download it here. About the author Auxi Benitez is originally from Paraguay and the UK has been her home for the past 18 years. She is a full time Languages teacher and author. She lives with her husband and two children in the English countryside. She loves reading horror books, going for walks and spending as much time as she can with her family. Website www.auxibenitez.com, IG, FB, email: auxibenitez@googlemail.com


Happy Yogis: Un libro divertido de yoga para los niños con afirmaciones positivas (Edición Bilingüe) (Spanish Edition)


¿Quieres mejorar la fuerza de tu hijo y aumentar su confianza y amor propio? En este libro, encontrarás una manera increíble de divertirte pasando tiempo saludable y feliz con tu hijo. Vivimos en un mundo ajetreado y yoga en familia es una excelente manera de crear un vínculo especial que durará para siempre. Download it here.

About the author Dr. Sandy Zanella is a mom of 2, a physician by training, and a kids yoga teacher. She wants to encourage children to love and accept themselves as they are. As a hobby, she is a content creator and loves sharing about her motherhood journey and how to integrate yoga and mindfulness throughout the day with children. IG, IG book page, FB, Website www.mymindfulmomlife.com.


El sueño del Hada del Río: Un cuento de hadas (Dream River Series nº 3) (Spanish Edition)


¿Qué ve un hada cuando sueña? Una princesa de hadas anhela ser una niña humana. Con la ayuda de un amigo y la magia del Río de los Sueños, puede pedir un deseo que cambiaría su vida. ¿Lo logrará? Download it here.

About the author Cyrena Shows has written a dozen children’s books. She studied creative writing and has an M.A. in English. She teaches high school and also homeschools her three daughters. She loves writing new stories for her girls. In addition to writing, she loves to garden, paint, and sing.


Brandon and His Mask - Brandon y Su Mascarilla


Bilingual book – Brandon loves to run, play, and make new friends at the park. But when everyone needs to start wearing masks to protect themselves from getting sick, Brandon feels worried and confused. Suddenly, Brandon isn’t allowed to play on the playground or meet new friends, and he has to wear a mask over his mouth and nose when he goes outside. What will Brandon learn about his new mask? Download it here.

About the author Born in the Dominican Republic, Katherine Morbán – Smith immigrated to New York City with her parents at the age of six. She comes from a long line of educators in her family, which shaped her journey from Fordham University to Bank Street College of Education- where she earned a Master’s Degree and started a career as a Special Education Dual Language teacher. Katherine continues to advocate for dual language education through her writing and in her most rewarding role: Mother.


DLee's Outdoor Countdown: English and Spanish Bilingual Version


Bilingual book – DLee’s Outdoor Countdown is a book for children ages two to five. The book is based on the inquisitive character DLee, who decides she wants to explore in her backyard. While exploring her surroundings, she finds a variety of animals and bugs, counting down from ten to one. With vibrant pictures and a playful storyline, this book is excellent for children learning how to count. Download it here.

About the author Diana Lee Santamaria is an Educator and award-winning Latinx children’s author of a bilingual preschool learning series entitled DLee’s World. With a Master’s Degree in Early Childhood Education, Santamaria incorporates preschool common core objectives, diversity, playful verbiage, and developmentally appropriate learning strategies to help increase literacy and learning. Website: www.dleesworld.com, FB: www.facebook.com/dleesworld IG: www.instagram.com/dleesworld Twitter: www.twitter.com/dleesworld

SPANISH (EUROPEAN)




A high-quality bilingual children’s story in Spanish and English, ideal for bilingual families and kids who learn Spanish or English. The book has been translated by a professional Spanish translator, Carmen Vargas Breval, who has translated many children’s books including ‘Our Class is a Family’ by Shannon Olsen. Download it here.




A high-quality bilingual children’s story in English and Spanish, translated by a professional translator and artist, Eva Rodriguez Ruiz. Ideal for bilingual families and kids who learn Spanish or English. Download it here.



There it is! ¡Ahi esta!: A search and find book in English and Spanish


Kids learn languages easily through play, games, and fun challenges. Ideal for bilingual or expat families, language teachers (both English and Spanish teachers), and children that are learning a second language. Download it here.


NONFICTION GUIDEBOOKS FOR PARENTS AND EDUCATORS

The guidebook “How to Raise a Bilingual Child” is available permanently to download for free in English, Spanish, Italian, German, French, and Romanian for now, and more languages will follow. This one is part of PEaCH, an Erasmus+ funded project, and not part of this campaign, but nevertheless, it’s of tremendous value and as a PEaCH ambassador I ought to include it. You can download it here plus get access to many more free resources.



How to Raise Confident Multicultural Children


How to Raise Confident Multicultural Children is the uniquely empowering guidebook to the bilingual and multicultural parenting journey. It includes practical tips and ideas from diverse professionals for even greater success raising confident and resilient bilingual kids of mixed ethnic backgrounds. It includes full chapter contributions by Dr. Ute Limacher-Riebold, Dr. Brigitte Vittrup, Dr. Mary-Pat O’Malley-Keighran, Rita Rosenback, Lisa Ferland, Brian Vassallo, Tamara Yousry, Yui Mikuriya, and by myself, Elisavet Arkolaki, who put it together. Download it here.

About the author-curator The trickiest question you can ask Elisavet Arkolaki and her family is ‘Where are you from?’ because they are from everywhere! Passionate about travel and inspired by global learning, she raises her own children in between countries, cultures, and languages. She writes to build cultural understanding and sensitivity in young children while they are still eager to learn. She has a background in foreign languages teaching (BSc French Language & Literature/Philology), translations, marketing (MSc Global Marketing), writing. Blog www.maltamum.com, private FB group for readers https://bit.ly/2ImApAJ, FB @MaltaMum.

The Toolbox for Multilingual Families


The Toolbox for Multilingual Families is aimed at parents who are raising their children with more than one language and are looking for activities to foster their children’s understanding, speaking, reading, and writing skills in all their languages, no matter if they acquired them from birth or added them later on. The authors have selected 123 activities and games for 0-15+ year-olds – and adults! – that can easily be adapted to different languages, to all levels of fluency, and are suitable for two or more people. Download it here.

About the authors Ana Elisa Miranda is from Brazil and currently lives in Belgium. She is a support teacher and dyslexia specialist. She is co-author of The Toolbox for Multilingual Families and she helps parents teach their children to read and write in their home languages. You can reach out on www.anaelisamiranda.com and @ana.elisa.miranda.

Ute Limacher-Riebold PhD is a multilingual Family Language Consultant at Ute’s International Lounge. She is specialized in bi- and multilingualism and language acquisition and helps international families find the most suitable strategies to maintain their home languages whilst acquiring and learning others. Ute is multilingual herself (German, Italian, French, English, Swiss-German, Dutch, Spanish) and raises her three children with multiple languages. Contact details: www.UtesInternationalLounge.com, LinkedIn Dr. Ute Limacher-Riebold, IG @UtesIntLounge, Youtube, info@UtesInternationalLounge.com.


25 thought leaders from around the world come together to bring you the first step in antiracism education. 35 easy to read chapters that are broken into sections that create mindfulness around: Understanding the Multicultural Family, Building Acceptance, Difficult Conversations, Language Learning, Celebrating Diversity. Download it here.

About the author-curator Aditi Wardhan Singh is a multi-award winning author of multiple books, children’s book editor and founder of RaisingWorldChildren.com. Raised on the borders of multiple cultures, she is an authoritative voice in cultural sensitivity and self-empowerment. Her BIPOC Sparkling Me children’s books use science and social emotional skills to empower kids against colorism, bullying, racism and more.

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