We are thrilled to feature Language Lizard on MCBD, and we appreciate their continued sponsorship as platinum sponsors.” – Multicultural Children’s Book Day Team
Who is Language Lizard? Besides being a long-time sponsor of Multicultural Children’s Book Day, Language Lizard provides educators, librarians, and parents with resources that develop literacy skills among language learners, build inclusive classrooms, and celebrate cultural diversity.
Language Lizard offers bilingual books and audio resources in 60+ languages, multicultural book sets, posters, and other culturally responsive teaching resources for diverse classrooms. Educators may download free multicultural lesson plans at LanguageLizard.com/LessonPlans.htm. In addition, the company’s blog and free newsletter provide valuable information and special offers to educators and parents working with diverse children (sign up at LanguageLizard.com/Newsletter).
The company is running a giveaway of bilingual and multicultural books to newsletter subscribers and has already given away thousands of dollars worth of bilingual books. Anyone interested in supporting multiculturalism can enter their current giveaway at LanguageLizard.com/Win-Bilingual-Books.
Bilingual Books are available in English with Albanian, Amharic, Arabic, Bengali, Bulgarian, Burmese, Cherokee, Chinese, Croatian, Czech, Dari, Dutch, Farsi, French, German, Greek, Gujarati, Haitian Creole, Hebrew, Hindi, Hmong, Hungarian, Irish, Italian, Japanese, Karen, Korean, Kurdish, Latvian, Lithuanian, Malay, Malayalam, Nepali, Norwegian, Oromo, Panjabi, Pashto, Patois, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Scottish Gaelic, Shona, Slovakian, Somali, Spanish, Swahili, Swedish, Tagalog, Tamil, Telugu, Thai, Tigrinya, Turkish, Twi, Ukrainian, Urdu, Vietnamese, Welsh, Yiddish, Yoruba and a brand new language: Kinyarwanda.
Language Lizard Living in Harmony books use colorful multicultural illustrations and simple text to explain concepts of diversity, kindness, and friendship. The books come with FREE multicultural lessons and activities to support culturally responsive teaching.
This set comes with three titles:
- Be Kind shows many ways to help others with simple acts of kindness.
- We Can All Be Friends shows how much we have in common even though we are all different.
- Who Are We? helps us to understand and appreciate the diversity in our community.
This series is available in English only and over 30 bilingual editions, with more languages coming soon.
Language Lizard World of Stories collection includes adventures set in diverse areas and cultures around the world. The books come with FREE multicultural lessons and activities to support culturally responsive teaching.
- The Three Little Howlers is a creative retelling of a classic fairy tale set in the Central American rainforest.
- The Three Little Sun Bears is an imaginative twist on a classic fairy tale transported to the Asian rainforest.
This series is available in English only and in many bilingual editions, with more languages coming soon.
Amazing Sports from Around the World explores unusual and fascinating sports from diverse cultures and locations. With exciting illustrations and incredible facts, this book will appeal to readers of all ages. The book comes with FREE multicultural lesson plans, activities, and audio to support teaching in diverse classrooms.
Amazing Sports from Around the World is a great book for older English language learners and is available in English only and in many bilingual editions, with more languages coming soon.
Language Lizard’s popular multicultural idiom book series has been called “a teacher’s dream come true.” Using clever illustrations with settings and characters from around the world, the idiom books offer a fun way to learn idioms. These books are great to teach ASD students who have problems understanding figurative language.
They come with FREE multicultural lessons and activities to support culturally responsive teaching. The many bilingual versions of the books provide idiom translations and meanings in a second language, making the idioms easier for English language learners to understand.
To meet the need to bring science to storytime, Language Lizard created Vaccines Explained. This book describes how vaccines work, their history, and why they are important. The author, a public health expert, uses simple text to help the reader understand this topic. The colorful, multicultural illustrations help bring the book to life. This book is perfect for readers of all ages!
To support educators, this book includes access to a FREE LESSON PLAN with extension activities to support both younger and older learners and links to additional child-friendly information on vaccines.
Vaccines Explained is available in English only and in over a dozen bilingual editions.
Need more support building a culturally responsive classroom? Language Lizard’s popular teaching manual, Building Bridges with Bilingual Books and Multicultural Resources, provides a practical manual of lesson plans, literacy games, and fun activities from around the world to celebrate diversity in the classroom and at home. Educators can even purchase a comprehensive multicultural teaching set with bilingual books that go along with all the lesson plans in the manual, providing easy access to many hours of culturally responsive instruction.