The Somali Language: Interesting Facts & Resources

Today’s spotlight language is Somali! We offer some background information and interesting facts about the language, as well as help finding children’s books in Somali.  Interested in learning about other languages as well?  Check out our series of posts on world languages, including Spanish, Nepali, Hindi, Russian and Japanese! Where is Somali spoken? Somali is a part of … Continue reading The Somali Language: Interesting Facts & Resources

Spanish Language & Spanish Children’s Books: Facts, Figures & Resources

Today’s spotlight language is Spanish! We offer some background information and interesting facts about the language, as well as help finding children’s books in Spanish.  Interested in learning about other languages as well?  Check out our series of posts on world languages, including French, Hindi, Russian and Japanese! Where is it spoken? Spanish is spoken by an estimated … Continue reading Spanish Language & Spanish Children’s Books: Facts, Figures & Resources

Arabic Language & Arabic Children’s Books: Facts, Figures & Resources

Today’s spotlight language is Arabic. Below, you can find background info and interesting facts about the language, as well as information to help you find Arabic children’s books.  Interested in learning about even more languages?  Check out our series of posts on world languages, including French, Hindi, Russian and Japanese! Where is it spoken? Arabic is spoken in … Continue reading Arabic Language & Arabic Children’s Books: Facts, Figures & Resources

Chinese Language & Chinese Children’s Books: Facts, Figures & Resources

Today’s spotlight languages are Mandarin and Cantonese – two languages spoken in China. Get some background info and interesting facts about the language, and recommendations for children’s books in Mandarin and Cantonese.  Interested in learning about more languages?  Check out our series of posts on various world languages including Hindi, Russian, Japanese and French! Where is it spoken? … Continue reading Chinese Language & Chinese Children’s Books: Facts, Figures & Resources

French Language: Facts, Figures & French Children’s Books

Today’s spotlight language is French. We have background and interesting facts about the language, as well as information to help you find children’s books in French.  Interested in learning interesting facts about other languages?  Check out our series of posts on various world languages including Hindi, Russian and Japanese! Where is it spoken? French is the official language … Continue reading French Language: Facts, Figures & French Children’s Books

Hindi Language & Hindi Books: Facts, Figures & Resources

Today’s spotlight language is Hindi. Below, we offer background and interesting facts about the language, as well as information to help you find Hindi children’s books. Where is it spoken? Hindi is the official language of India (along with English). Hindi is one of the most widely spoken languages in the world. There are approximately 425 million speakers worldwide. … Continue reading Hindi Language & Hindi Books: Facts, Figures & Resources

Russian Language & Russian Books: Facts, Figures & Resources

Today’s spotlight language is Russian. Below, we offer background and interesting facts about the language, as well as information to help you find Russian children’s books. Where is it spoken? Russian is the national language of Russia, as well as Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan. It’s also widely used in other European countries like Ukraine, Latvia, and Estonia. Russian is … Continue reading Russian Language & Russian Books: Facts, Figures & Resources

Japanese Language & Japanese Books: Facts, Figures & Resources

Today’s spotlight language is Japanese. Below, we offer background and interesting facts about the language, as well as information to help you find Japanese children’s books. Where is it spoken? Japanese is the national language of Japan, and there are approximately 125 million speakers worldwide. Its origins are unknown, and it has no known linguistic relatives. … Continue reading Japanese Language & Japanese Books: Facts, Figures & Resources

Nepali Language & Nepali Books: Facts, Figures and Resources

Today’s spotlight language is Nepali. Below, we offer background and interesting facts about the language, as well as information to help you find Nepali books. Where is it spoken? Nepali is the official language of Nepal, a country in South Asia. It is also spoken in Bhutan, Burma (Republic of the Union of Myanmar), and … Continue reading Nepali Language & Nepali Books: Facts, Figures and Resources