Animals: Bilingual Books for Kids
These bilingual books in English and Spanish introduce kids to a wide range of animals — some of their favorites and some they've never heard of!
Kids can learn more from informational text, engaging graphics, colorful photographs, and recommended resources for further exploration.
A Frog's Life (TIME for Kids Informational Text)
Take a trip to the pond and learn how a tadpole grows up to become a frog in this nonfiction book for early readers. Featuring vibrant photographs, illustrations and simple, informative text, readers are sure to be delighted!
Animal Mothers and Babies (TIME for Kids Informational Texts)
From birds to elephants, whales to cats, all animals experience mothering. Beginning readers explore mothers and babies of different animals in this engaging nonfiction title. With interesting and informational text, readers will be fascinated!
Animal Poems of the Iguazú
Inspired by a visit to the Iguazú National Park in South America, Francisco X. Alarcón celebrates its animals, skies, waterfalls, and more in these short and vibrant bilingual poems. Each page holds pulsating paintings that swirl and move, further vivifying each poem.
Babies Nurse / Así se alimentan los bebés
Babies―whether pandas, puppies, or people―nurse. This bond is precious; this process, a natural art. Luminous illustrations and lyrical text will inspire conversations about caretaking in the natural world, while the bilingual format makes this charming book accessible to speakers of both Spanish and English.
Cuddled and Carried / Consentido y cargado
Babies, whether in snowy dens, warm lagoons, cozy nests, or living rooms, are carried and cuddled, nurtured and nuzzled. This bilingual book is a celebration of the bond between parent and child across the animal kingdom. Stunning images and elegant verse will capture the curiosity of even the youngest readers, while the bilingual text makes this sweet storybook accessible to speakers of both English and Spanish.
Deadliest Animals (National Geographic Readers)
Did you know that a tiny golf ball-sized creature called the blue-ringed octopus contains enough venom to kill 26 adult humans? Or why the Sydney funnel web spider is one of the most dangerous creatures in the world? In this Level 3 book, kids will be fascinated by 12 species that you hope you'll never come across! Sharks, snakes, jellyfish and more — these creatures are among the most threatening — and interesting — in the world!
There's nothing more fascinating than dinosaurs. In this Level 1 reader, youngsters learn all about the terrifying giants that once roamed the Earth—maybe even as close as their own backyard! They'll be wowed by new information and eye-popping illustrations from National Geographic, a trusted source of children's nonfiction content.
Dolphins (National Geographic Kids)
Everyone loves the smile on a dolphin’s face. Though smart enough to become theme park tricksters, dolphins are first and foremost wild mammals. Melissa Stewart’s lively text outlines our responsibility to conserve their natural environment. This high-interest book also offers an interactive experience to boost awareness of these adorable creatures.
Don't Let Them Disappear
Did you know that blue whales are the largest animals in the world? Or that sea otters wash their paws after every meal? The world is filled with millions of animal species, and all of them are unique and special. Many are on the path to extinction. In this book, Chelsea Clinton introduces young readers to a selection of endangered animals, sharing what makes them special, and also what threatens them.
Follow Me! Animal Parents and Babies (National Geographic Readers)
Join animal moms, dads, and babies, as these animal parents teach their young ones about the world. Adult and child readers can cuddle up and read aloud and learn together in this new "you read, I read" co-reader format.
Frogs (National Geographic Readers)
WHAT WAS THAT? That’s the roaring burp of a bullfrog! SEE THAT? That’s the slick, shiny skin of colorful little rainforest frogs! Alive with froggy facts, this book has the coolest photos to bring kids deep into the swampy world of our amphibian amigos.
Hang On Monkey! (National Geographic Kids)
Hang On, Monkey! uses simple vocabulary and fun pictures to capture the interest and help develop the skills of beginning readers. The crazy antics, humor, and fun information make this new reading experience a treat.
If My Mom Were a Platypus: Mammal Babies and Their Mothers
All mammal mothers feed, protect, and teach their young, even though these tasks can challenge their own needs for survival. But a mammal baby’s journey to maturity varies dramatically depending on whether it is a bear or a bat, a shrew or a seal, a hippopotamus or a human. This fascinating look at life cycles portrays the normalcy of birth and breastfeeding and explores how mothers help 14 different mammals navigate the path from helpless infants to self-sufficient adults.
Jump, Pup! (National Geographic Readers)
Come along as little puppy goes out exploring in the world. Along the way he meets new friends, big and small, and sees amazing sites, but can't wait to get back home to mom. Told in simple yet lively text built with sight words and using picture icons to aid reading, National Geographic Pre-readers will enchant kids just beginning their journey with books.
Little Kids First Big Book of Animals (National Geographic Kids)
The National Geographic Little Kids First Big Book of Animals is an adorable animal reference sure to be welcomed by parents and librarians alike. Filled with fluffy and scaly creatures big and small, this appealing book introduces the youngest explorers to the world of wildlife, using a child-friendly format inspired by the blockbuster National Geographic Little Kids magazine. This exciting new reference for the very young mirrors the magazine’s square shape, readable fonts, and fun content, to keep little ones thrilled with every colorful page.
Little Kids First Big Book of the Ocean (National Geographic Kids)
National Geographic Kids First Big Book of the Ocean is an adorable animal reference that includes the sea's high-interest animals, such as dolphins, sharks, sea otters, and penguins, and introduces kids to some of its lesser-known creatures. More than 100 charming animal photos illustrate the profiles, with facts about the creatures' sizes, diets, homes, and more. This book will quickly become a favorite at storytime, bedtime, and any other time.
Pandas (National Geographic Kids)
The whole world loves panda bears. Everyone loves to watch them play, climb, cuddle, and chew. But careful, they can scratch too—just look at that tree! Pandas live in wild places very far away, and they are the STAR ATTRACTIONS of every zoo that keeps them safe and well, all over the world.
Penguins! (National Geographic Readers)
They waddled into stardom in National Geographic’s March of the Penguins film. These guys are now nature’s ROCK STARS! If you’re age 5, you’re probably as tall as an Emperor. But why do they throw up so much? March this way, and find out all!
Ponies (National Geographic Readers)
Ponies is replete with brilliant photographs and catchy content that will both teach and entertain. Children will be captivated as they watch a brand new baby foal walk within minutes of being born then quickly turn into one of the most graceful animals on Earth. Like all of our level 1 readers written by skilled children’s books authors, this title invites kids to learn more about their favorite topics in a familiar format that instills success.
Scholastic Discover More: Penguins
Product Description: Small in size but big in personality, stars of movies, TV, and games, penguins are loved by kids everywhere. This book reveals their real lives, far beyond our wildest imagination! Meet every one of the 17 different kinds of penguin; discover how they eat, sleep, talk, walk, and swim, and of course, the wonderful stories of how they look after their eggs and chicks.
Sea Life (TIME for Kids Informational Books)
From tide pools to the ocean, the sea is filled with amazing lifeforms! Early readers will be engaged from beginning to end with informational text, vivid photos, and a picture glossary of marine animals.
Sharks! (National Geographic Readers)
He’s quick. He’s silent. He has five rows of deadly teeth. Chomp! Meet the shark—the fish who ruled the deep before dinosaurs roamed the Earth! This fish has soft cartilage so he can glide, twist, and turn before his prey can say "gulp!" He can smell a single drop of blood in 25 million drops of ocean. He can feel electricity given off by his prey. He will lose and replace more than 10,000 teeth in his lifetime. Cool photos bring kids into the shark’s world. Fun facts go deep into the shark’s scary science.
Swing Sloth! (National Geographic Readers)
Come along on an adventure through the rain forest. Along the way, you'll meet new friends big and small, see amazing sights, and learn all about the creatures that make their home in the rain forest. Told in simple yet lively text built with sight words and using picture icons to aid reading, National Geographic Pre-readers will enchant kids just beginning their journey with books.
What is an Amphibian? (The Science of Living Things)
"The large, full-color photographs and illustrations that pepper every page of these books will catch the eye of browsers but it is the informative, easy-to-read texts that will hold their interest. Both titles (Amphibians and Reptiles) contain basic facts about the animals as a group and identify specific members." — School Library Journal
Wolves (National Geographic Kids)
They run in packs, stalk their prey, and howl at the moon. And no matter where you are—they're always lurking somewhere nearby. Wolves, the predatory puppy dogs of the wild, are feared and loved by people everywhere. But are they misunderstood? In this fascinating level 2 reader, you'll learn that there's much more to being a wolf than most people could ever believe. Did you know that each pack has a pecking order? That wolves can "talk" to each other using body language? Or that they're actually not out to attack humans, they usually leave people well enough alone?
¡Olinguito, de la A a la Z!: Descubriendo el bosque nublado/Olinguito, from A to Z!: Unveiling the Cloud Forest
With lyrical text in both Spanish and English, we travel to the magical world of a cloud forest in the Andes of Ecuador. We discover the bounty of plants, animals, and other organisms that live there as we help a zoologist look for the elusive olinguito, the first new mammal species identified in the Americas since 1978. Not your usual ABC book, the alphabet works as an organizing feature and provides children with a vehicle to encounter rich vocabulary as they learn about a unique environment.
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