Bilingual Books Your Kids Will Love to Improve their Language Skills

10 March 2016

If your kids are picking up new languages during their time in Singapore, add these great books to their library. 


Why Did The Pangolin Cross the Road?
(English and Mandarin)

Inspired by a real life incident of a Singapore Zoo staff saving an injured pangolin, the book tells the story of how a pregnant pangolin is saved by Kai and Mei. Find out why it risked its life to cross the road!


Little Wayang Kid
(English and Mandarin)

Raja’s parents want him to pick up an activity for his development. And guess what, Raja chooses to practice Chinese Opera! Join Raja and find out if he can master the craft despite a difference in language and culture. 

Watch the trailer for the picture book here


Baju Melayu Ati and Makan Time!
(English and Malay)

Singapore’s first English and Malay bilingual picture books are suitable for children aged four to six. Each book comes with a glossary and activity page to improve your child’s understanding and increase language literacy. In Baju Melayu Ati, a surprise awaits Ati when she opens her grandmother’s bag. What can it be? Then get into grandpa’s car and go on a magical food journey in Makan Time!


Lion’s Heart, Painted Thoughts: Children’s Literature from Singapore and China 
(English and Mandarin)

Targeted at children from eight years old and older,  this book features renowned children’s literature writers from Singapore and China, with stories around the themes of home, dream and friendship. 


My Home
(English and Mandarin)

Set in a HDB flat, the story depicts family life in Singapore in a bilingual format with Hanyu Pinyin to help your kids pronounce Chinese words clearly. Comes in a set of a picture book and an activity book!


By Muneerah Bee, March 2016 

Photo: Brainchild Pictures’ Facebook page


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