This list of books are those that have been identified through our research as most promising and useful in Kindergarten and Grade One Dual Language Reading programs. You can also download a copy of this list complete with hyperlinks to the relevant pages at Mantra Lingua (the publisher’s) website.

Dual-Language Book List Kindergarten

1.)   Brown Bear Brown Bear What Do You See?

Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What do you See?
Urdu/English
Bill Martin Jr.
Pictures by Eric Carle
Urdu translation by Qamar Zamani
Mantra Lingua,
London, 2004

Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What do you See?
Bill Martin Jr.
Pictures by Eric Carle
Panjabi and English
Mantra Lingua,
London, 2004

Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What do you See?
French/English
Bill Martin
Eric Carle
French translation by Laurence Bourguignon
Mantra Lingua
London, 2008

2.)   The Very Hungry Caterpillar

The Very Hungry Caterpillar
Urdu/English
Eric Carle
Urdu translation by Qamar Zamani
Mantra Lingua

 The Very Hungry Caterpillar
Panjabi/English
Eric Carle
Panjabi translation by Kulwant Manku
Mantra Lingua

The Very Hungry Caterpillar
French/English
Eric Carle
French translation by Laurence Bourguignon
Mantra Lingua

Dual Language Books – The Hungry Caterpillar

3.)   Floppy’s Friends

Floppy’s Friends
Guido van Genechten
Urdu translation by Qamar Zamani
Mantra Lingua,
London, 2004

Floppy’s Friends
Guido can Genechten
Panjabi and English
Mantra Lingua,
London, 2004

Floppy’s Friends
Guido van Genechten
French translation by Gwennola Orio-Glaunec
Mantra Lingua,
London, 2004

4.)   Dear Zoo    

Dear Zoo
Original text by Rod Campbell, 1982
Panjabi/English
London, Mantra Lingua, 2008

Dear Zoo
Urdu/English
Original text by Rod Campbell, 1982
London, Mantra Lingua, 2008

Dual Langauge Books Dear Zoo Mantra Lingua

5.)   My Daddy is a Giant

My Daddy’s A Giant
Urdu/English
Carl Norac
Illustrated by Ingrid Godon
London, 2004
Mantra Lingua

My Daddy’s A Giant
French/English
Carl Norac
Illustrated by Ingrid Godon
London, 2004
Mantra Lingua

My Daddy’s A Giant
Panjabi/English
Carl Norac
Illustrated by Ingrid Godon
London, 2004
Mantra Lingua

Dual Language Books My Daddy is a Giant Mantra Lingua

6.)   Splash

Splash
Panjabi/English
Flora McDonnell
Panjabi translation by Surinder Singh Attariwala
London, Mantra Publishing, 2002

Splash
Urdu/English
Flora McDonnell
Urdu translation by Qamar Zamani
London, Mantra Publishing, 2007

Splash
French/English
Flora McDonnell
French translation by Annie Arnold
London, Mantra Lingua, 2007

Dual Language Books Mantra Lingua

7.)   The Wheels on the Bus

The Wheels on the Bus go Round and Round
French/ English
Annie Kubler
Mantra Lingua

The Wheels on the Bus go Round and Round
Panjabi/English
Annie Kubler
Mantra Lingua

Dual Language Books Mantra Lingua

8.)   The Swirling Hijaab

The Swirling Hiijab
Urdu/English
Na’ima bint Robert
Nislesh Mistry
Urdu translation by Qamar Zamani
Mantra Lingua

The Swirling Hiijab
Panjabi/English
Na’ima bint Robert
Nilesh Mistry
Panjabi translation by Pratima Dave
Mantra Lingua

The Swirling Hiijab
French/English
Na’ima bint Robert
Nilesh Mistry
French translation by Maritne Michaelides
Mantra Lingua

Dual Language Books Mantra Lingua The Swirling Hijaab

9.)   The Little Red Hen and the Grains of Wheat

The Little Red Hen and the Grains of Wheat
Urdu/English
L.R. Hen
Illustrated by Jago Silver
Urdu translation by Qamar Zamani
Mantra Lingua
London, Global House Mantra Lingua 2005

The Little Red Hen and the Grains of Wheat
Panjabi/English
L.R. Hen
Illustrated by Jago Silver
Text copyright by Henriette Barkow
London, Global House Mantra Lingua 2005

The Little Red Hen and the Grains of Wheat
French/ English
L.R. Hen
Illustrated by Jago Silver
French translation by Annie Arnold
Text copyright by Henriette Barkow
London, Global House Mantra Lingua 2005

Dual Language Books Mantra Lingua The Little Red Hen and the Grains of Wheat

10.) We’re Going on a Bear Hunt

We’re Going on a Bear Hunt
Urdu/English
Michael Rosen
Illustrated by Helen Oxenbury
London: Global House,
Mantra Lingua, 2007

We’re Going on a Bear Hunt
Panjabi/English
Michael Rosen
Illustrated by Helen Oxenbury
London, Global House,
Mantra Lingua, 2007

Dual Language Books We’re Going on a Bear Hunt Mantra Lingua

 

Dual-Language Books Grade 1

1.)   The Giant Turnip

The Giant Turnip
Urdu/English
Adapted by Henriette Barkow
Illustrated by Richard Johnson
Urdu translation by Qamar Zamani
Mantra Lingua

The Giant Turnip
Panjabi/English
Adapted by Henriette Barkow
Illustrated by Richard Johnson
Panjabi translation by Pratima Dave
Mantra Lingua

The Giant Turnip
French/English
Adapted by Henriette Barkow
Illustrated by Richard Johnson
French translation by Annie Arnold

The Giant Turnip Mantra Lingua Dual Language Books

2.)   Mei Ling’s Hiccups

Mei Ling’s Hiccups
French/English
David Mills
Derek Brazell
French translation by Annie Arnold
Mantra Lingua

Mei Ling’s Hiccups
Urdu/English
David Mills
Derek Brazell
Urdu translation by Qamar Zamani
Mantra Lingua

Mei Ling’s Hiccups
Panjabi/English
David Mills
Derek Brazell
Panjabi translation by Surinder Singh Attariwala
Mantra Lingua

Mei Ling’s Hiccups mantra Lingua

3.)   Welcome to the World Baby

Welcome to the World Baby
Na’ima bint Robert
French/English
Illustrated by Derek Brazell
French translation by Annie Arnold
Mantra Lingua Global House,
London, 2005

Welcome to the World Baby
Na’ima bint Robert
Illustrated by Derek Brazell
Panjabi/English
Mantra Lingua Global House,
London, 2005

Welcome to the World Baby
Na’ima bint Robert
Illustrated by Derek Brazell
Urdu/English
Urdu translation by Qamar Zamani
London, Global House
Mantra Lingua
2005

Welcome to the World Baby Mantra Lingua

4.)   Handa’s Hen

Handa’s Hen
French/English
Eileen Browne
French translation by Cecile Desbordes
London, Mantra Lingua
2003

Handa’s Hen
Panjabi/English
Eileen Browne
London, Mantra Lingua
2003

Handa’s Hen
Urdu/English
Eileen Browne
Urdu translation by Qamar Zamani
London, Mantra Lingua
2003

Handa’s Hen Mantra Lingua

5.)   Grandma’s Saturday Soup

Grandma’s Saturday Soup
Sally Fraser
Illustrated by Derek Brazell
French translation by Annie Arnold
Mantra Lingua Global House,
London, 2005

Grandma’s Saturday Soup
Sally Fraser
Illustrated by Derek Brazell
Panjabi and English
Mantra Lingua Global House,
London, 2005

Grandma’s Saturday Soup
Sally Fraser
Illustrated by Derek Brazell
Urdu translation by Qamar Zamani
Mantra Lingua Global House, London
2005

Grandma’s Saturday Soup Mantra Lingua

6.)   I Took the Moon for a Walk

I Took the Moon for a Walk
Urdu/English
Written by Carolyn Curtis
Illustrated by Alison Jay
Urdu translation by Qamar Zamani
Mantra Lingua

I Took the Moon for a Walk
Panjabi/English
Written by Carolyn Curtis
Illustrated by Alison Jay
Panjabi translation by Paramjit Kohli
Mantra Lingua

I Took the Moon for a Walk
French/English
Written by Carolyn Curtis
Illustrated by Alison Jay
French translation by Annie Arnold
Mantra Lingua

I Took the Moon for a Walk Mantra Lingua

7.)  Keeping up with Cheetah

Keeping Up With Cheetah
Urdu/English
Written by Lindsay Camp
Illustrated by Jill Newton
Urdu translation by Qamar Zamani
Mantra Lingua, 2008

Keeping Up with Cheetah
French/English
Written by Lindsay Camp
Illustrated by Jill Newton
French translation by Annie Arnold
Mantra Lingua, 2008

Keeping up with Cheetah
Panjabi/English
Written by Lindsay Camp
Illustrated by Jill Newton
Panjabi translation by Kulwant Manku
Mantra Lingua, 2008

Keeping up with Cheetah Mantra Lingua

8.) Buri and the Marrow

Buri and the Marrow ( An Indian Folk Tale)
Urdu/English
Retold by Henriette Barkow
Illustrated by Lizzie Finlay
Urdu translation by Qamar Zamani
Mantra Lingua

Buri and the Marrow (An Indian Folk Tale)
Panjabi/English
Retold by Henriette Barkow
Illustrated by Lizzie Finlay
Panjabi translation by Surinder Singh Attariwala
Mantra Lingua

Buri and the Marrow (An Indian Folk Tale)
French/English
Retold by Henriette Barkow
Illustrated by Lizzie Finlay
French translation by Annie Arnold   Mantra Lingua

Buri and the Marrow Mantra Lingua

9.) The Wibbly Wobbly Tooth

The Wibbly Wobbly Tooth
Written by David Mills
Illustrated by Julia Crouth
Panjabi and English
Mantra, London 2003

The Wibbly Wobbly Tooth
Written by David Mills
Illustrated by Julia Crouth
Urdu translation by Qamar Zamani
Mantra  London 2003

The Wibbly Wobbly Tooth
Written by David Mills
Illustrated by Julia Crouth
French translation by Gwennola Orio-Glaunec
Mantra, London 2003

The Wibbly Wobbly Tooth Mantra Lingua

10.) Augustus and his Smile

Augustus and his Smile
Urdu/English
Catherine Rayner
Panjabi translation by Kulwant Manku
Mantra Lingua

Augustus and his Smile Mantra Lingua

NOTE:  All images reproduced with permission from Mantra Lingua Ltd. 2008, http://www.mantralingua.com/home.php