Favorite Quotes on Books and Reading

"A book is a gift you can open again and again." Garrison Keillor

Literature is a textually transmitted disease, normally contracted in childhood.” Jane Yolen

"It is what you read when you don't have to that determines what you will be when you can't help it." Oscar Wilde

"Books have furnished, burnished, and enabled my life." Julia Keller

Friday, December 14, 2018

Bookish Ramblings: Bilingual Books - Language Lizard LLC.




Hello, my bookish peeps. It's the end of the year and holiday season for many people. For those of you that celebrated Hanukkah, a belated Chag Sameach! For those of you preparing for Christmas, I wish you a Merry Christmas. And for those of you awaiting Kwanzaa, I wish you a Happy Kwanzaa or Ngubo Saba.





For book lovers, especially bilingual and multilingual households, holidays can be filled with wonder over finding the perfect gift or fraught with terror over not being able to find that perfect something. This is especially true when trying to find books to share with loved ones that celebrate diversity and multilingual or bilingual households. Fortunately, there is a company that provides award-winning bilingual children's products, Language Lizard, LLC., Inspiring Kids Through Language! (This is a paid promotional post. I received free books in exchange for this post, see picture below.)



FLOPPY by Guido Van Genechten in Yoruba & English;
THE GIANT TURNIP adapted by Henriette Barkow in Gujarati & English;
JILL AND THE BEANSTALK by Manju Gregory and David Anstey in Albanian & English




If you're looking for bilingual books to share with a loved one or are an educator looking to supplement your classroom, Language Lizard has you covered. Language Lizard provides books in over 50 languages including Albanian, Arabic, Bengali, Chinese, Farsi, Gujarati, Haitian-Creole, Hebrew, Italian, Kurdish, Somali, Thai, Vietnamese, and more. I'm pleased to announce that in conjunction with Language Lizard, all The Book Diva's Reads blog visitors can receive a 10% discount on the purchase of gift certificates at Language Lizard by using the following coupon code: GIFTDEAL. Use this coupon to purchase a book or learning materials for a birthday, holiday, or any gift-giving occasion. 






In addition to bilingual books, Language Lizard offers the PENpal Audio Recorder Pen. This digital audio "pen" promotes reading, speaking, and listening for a diverse student population.


  • Listens to content in many languages by touching the pen to interactive books, charts, labels, and other learning resources
  • Allows recording of individual narratives, music, or sound effects with Recordable labels



Language Lizard also provides lesson plans and articles to support multicultural/multilingual classrooms. with a free newsletter and lesson plans available at Language Lizard.

I hope you'll check out Language Lizard and use the discount code GIFTDEAL to save 10% on your gift certificate purchase whether it is for the holidays, a birthday, or as a just because gift! 

Happy Shopping, Happy Reading, and Happy Holidays!

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