SCBWI

Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

Digital Directory of Bilingual Educational Resources

PREK-ELEMENTARY

 

26 Activity Ideas to Learn and Practice the ASL Alphabet

Grades: 0-12  

A summary of detailed lesson plans, activity ideas, and support resources including links to ASL dictionaries and multi-cultural printable glossaries.

Dawn Babb Prochovnic 

 

Art and LOS COLORES!

Ages: 4-8 

Learn Colors in Spanish from a restless boy named PACO, who discovers the world of art in A PAINTBRUSH FOR PACO.

Tracey Kyle 

 

Book Reading with James Luna 

Ages: 5-10 

Two weekly readings of picture books, then weekly chapter readings, one in Spanish, one in English.

James Luna 

 

Bun E. Boniface® Bilingual Word Game #1 (French/English)

Age: 9 

These words helped Bun E. Boniface learn some French. Use the picture to see if you can find them, too!

Cynthia Wildridge

 

Bun E. Boniface Easter Word Search

Grades: PreK-9 

Bun E. Boniface® loves chocolate and Easter. With this Easter Word Search game, he also learned a little French! Can you learn some French words, too?

Cynthia Wildridge

 

Clic, Clac, Mu, Vacas Escritoras (with permission of Doreen Cronin)

Ages: 3-8 

Susan B. Katz reads Click Clack Moo, Cows That Type in Spanish with the author’s permission.

Susan B. Katz

 

Discover Ecosystems with Olinguito

Grades: K-4

A series of bilingual video mini-lessons based on ¡OLINGUITO, DE LA A LA Z! Zoom into the cloud forest. Learn to explore your backyard! Starting 3/23.

Lulu Delacre

 

Dual Language Story Time

Ages: 4-10 

Join us for Spanish/English storytime each week on IGTV with author Sally Lloyd-Jones.

Sally Lloyd-Jones

 

French Activity Sheet

Ages: 8-12 

Fun activities in connection with the French historical picture book SERGENT BILLY: LA VRAIE HISTOIRE DU CHEVREAU DEVENU SOLDAT.

Mireille Messier

 

Hispanic Heritage with PEPE & THE PARADE!

Ages: 4-9 

Mexican American Pepe celebrates Hispanic Heritage for the first time! A glossary of Spanish words, complete with English translations, and an educational author’s note provide useful tools for further learning and discussion.

Tracey Kyle 

 

Learn to Count to 5 in Russian with a Fun Nesting Doll Craft 

Ages: 5-8 

Learn to count to five in Russian with this free printable nesting doll craft.

Amanda Hayward 

 

Lesson Plan for Cowgirl-Themed Sign Language Story Time and Sing-Along

Ages: 2-12 

Learn and practice the ASL signs for western-themed words in WHERE DOES A COWGIRL GO POTTY? story and theme song.

Dawn Babb Prochovnic 

 

Lesson Plan for Pirate-Themed Sign Language Sing-Along

Ages: 2-12 

Learn and practice ASL signs to sing along with the animated musical video for WHERE DOES A PIRATE GO POTTY?

Dawn Babb Prochovnic 

 

LETTERS FROM HEAVEN / CARTAS DEL CIELO Teaching Guide 

Ages: 8-12

Teaching guide and sample chapter with recipe. Also teaching ideas & connections for MIMI’S PARRANDA, Lydia Gil’s bilingual picture book.

Lydia Gil

 

Something Strange Happened in My City: A Social Story About the Coronavirus Pandemic for Children

Ages: 3-8 

Due to COVID-19, many people all over the world are struggling to survive. SCBWI-Taiwan worked with Dr. Jenny YEN (NAEYC) to create this story and translate it to over 10 languages for kids. Free download. 

Shu-Nu Candy YEN

 

WHAT REMAINS (LO QUE QUEDA)

Ages: 8-13

Free bilingual story (English/Spanish PDF) for mid-grades. A girl processes the death of her grandmother while helping her friend cope with a similar loss of her own. Flexible, non-directed coping strategies are explored.

Delia Berlin 

 

Zid Zid Kids

Ages: 0-5 

Zid Zid is a Spanish learning platform for families, with illustrated bilingual stories, songs, and play-based activities for preschoolers.

Julie Klear 

MIDDLE SCHOOL

 

French Words Drawing Challenge

Ages: 8-13 

A French word illustration challenge for both francophone and English speaking artists.

Ananda Hayward

 

ADULT

 

Tips for Signing with Your Baby or Young Child

Ages: Adult (Parents/Educators) 

A collection of videos with tips for incorporating American Sign Language (ASL) into everyday activities with babies and young children.

Dawn Babb Prochovnic

 

ALL

 

Invent and Introduce a Yokai Monster

Ages: 6+  

Monster self-introductions: in English or Japanese hiragana. Invent and introduce a monster to your friends.

Cristy Burne 

 

Las Musas Webinar Series

Ages: All 

Las Musas Latinx PB, MG, and YA authors will host various webinars including Book Journeys, Book Clubs, Interviews with Agents and Editors, and more to bring topics of interest to readers and aspiring writers in an effort to connect and engage the community. Additional content will be added to the calendar over time so make sure to check back often!

Las Musas