Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Multilingual Children's Books: How To Find Them

Fortellingen Om Nina Pytt-And by Beatrix Potter, 
Norwegian translation of  The Tale of Jemima 
Puddle-Duck, is one of many non-English language
Children's Collection books featured in the newly

Multilingual Books listing from the TWU
The TWU Libraries' Children's Collection, located on the garden level of the Blagg-Huey Library on the Denton campus of TWU, is a collection of materials which supports, among other entities, the TWU Department of Teacher Education and its students and faculty members.  Over one thousand of these Children's Collection volumes are in languages other than English, and therefore especially suitable for use by students majoring in Bilingual Education.  Until now, however, there has not been a simple method of locating these multilingual titles.

The TWU Libraries' newly minted Multilingual Books listing, compiled by Reference and Children's Collection Librarian Jimmie Lyn Harris, was put together to help Bilingual Education students at TWU locate non-English language titles in the Children's Collection.  While most of these books are in Spanish, many other languages--including French, German, Chinese and more--are also represented.

The Multilingual Books listing, arranged by language then title, is available on the Children's Collection page of the TWU Libraries' Education Subject Guide (use the Course Guide tab.)  This subject guide, along with many others, is readily accessible from the TWU Libraries homepage (at Research/Subject Guides.)

Questions about the Multilingual Books listing or the Children's Collection? Please contact Jimmie Lyn Harris at JHarris@twu.edu or 940-898-3740.

~Jimmie Lyn Harris

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