Fun with Japanese: 6 Bilingual English Japanese Books for Kids

Bilingual books in Japanese and English are great for kids between 3 to 8 years old. Reading stories in both Japanese and English is not only fun but also keeps the Japanese language alive in young minds. A couple of good book suggestions are:

I Love to Sleep in My Own Bed, by Shelley Admont

This fun children's picture book follows the story of cute little bunny, Jimmy.
Jimmy doesn’t want to sleep in his own bed.
Every night he sneaks into his parents’ room and falls asleep in their bed.
Until one night something unexpected happened….



Guaranteed to enrich a toddler's vocabulary, this simple and fun bilingual board book is ideal for helping children discover two languages by learning words for outdoor places.

Outdoors (English–Japanese) Milet

Being a Superhero, by Liz Shmuilov

Many children dream of becoming superheroes. In this children’s book, Ron and his best friend Maya go through a fun journey to become heroes. They learn important superhero rules which help them complete their first mission. They work together and help Maya’s brother, learning new things about themselves. Do you want to become a superhero too?



Each day, something new makes Mimi think of her grandma, whom she misses very much. She misses Grandma's special Saturday Soup, and her stories of life in Jamaica. Derek Brazell's colorful illustrations brings this story to life, and make us wish we all had a remarkable grandma like this!

The Wheels: The Friendship Race, by Inna Nusinsky

What is friendship? Join three good friends as they discover what real friendship means. They start a race, but decide to finish it together, helping a friend who got in trouble. This book will teach children positive friendship skills like sharing, supporting, and helping each other.


Under the Stars, by Sam Sagolski

It’s the summer holidays, and Mark is looking forward to having a big adventure!
But when his Mom and Dad announce that the family is going on a camping trip he becomes scared.
Will Mark overcome his fear of the dark and be able to enjoy the trip?

Under the stars English Japanese

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