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New Juvenile World Languages Books

In response to demand, we have new picture books in the West African language Yoruba:

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Béárì Pípón, Béárì Pípón, Kílo rí?
Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? by Bill Martin, Jr.
This bilingual picture book is a popular way to learn words for different animals and colors.

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Nkan iyàlénu fun Handa
Handa’s Surprise
by Eileen Browne
Handa brings a basket of fruit to her friend as a surprise, but thanks to the local animals she ends up getting a surprise herself. This is also a bilingual picture book.

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Omiran ni baba mi
My Daddy is a Giant by Carl Norac
A little boy uses imaginative language to describe his loving father in this bilingual picture book.

Last chance to see student projects!

Students from Bolingbrook High School wrote and illustrated their own children’s books about endangered animals in French, German, and Spanish. Come and take a look! They will be on display in the Children’s Services department of the library through Sunday, May 7.

Pick a language

Last week our department was able to help a teacher using one of our new database features.  The teacher needed some nonfiction information in a couple of different languages– and the books we had on the topic were only in English and Spanish (not the languages she happened to need).  We were able to direct her to the Gale Info Trac databases, which provide automatic translations of their articles into several languages (including Spanish, Polish, and Chinese).  -Miss Sarah