Bilingual picture books

bilingual picture books smallShare the love of books and language with our bilingual picture book collection.

Speaking, reading and writing with your child in your first  language has many benefits:

  • Stimulates brain development
  • Enhances English literacy skills
  • Improves memory, concentration and numeracy skills
  • Improves school performance
  • Strengthens children's sense of identity

Hobsons Bay Libraries holds a selection of bilingual picture books that can support this development. Books can be reserved and collected from any Hobsons Bay Libraries branch.

Bilingual picture books are held at the Altona and Altona Meadows branches and languages include: Arabic, Chinese, Greek, Italian, Vietnamese, Spanish, Hindi, Punjabi, Maori, Polish.

Books in over 40 languages can be accessed via Inter Library Loan, with no charge for loans in languages other than English (loan limits apply). Speak to library staff for further information.