Offered here are bilingual print books and bilingual ebooks that are suitable for the bilingual education of young people.  These bilingual print books and ebooks for children can play a major role in any bilingual or ESL education program for children.  There are four levels for each topic or title making it easier for ESL or bilingual children to progress from one level to the next.  Level 1 is for infants and toddlers and would be primarily read by parents to their young children.  Level 2 is for toddlers and pre-schoolers and could be used by parents for the younger children or by day care and pre-school personnel in environments where an English/Spanish bilingual component is included in the program.  Level 3 is for pre-schoolers through kindergarten.  And level 4 is intended for K-2.  Parents, caregivers, and teachers should not hesitate to use a lower level book with an older child who is just beginning bilingual language study or whose age does not match his knowledge and ability in the language.  While a child may be at the age for grade 2, his language learning “age” may be at the toddler or pre-school level. 

There is a full range of topics, 20 volumes in all, in the series of English/Spanish print books and  ebooks that provide a thorough preparation in English/Spanish education.  English/Spanish print books and ebooks for children readily contribute to English/Spanish education for children.  Offering children’s print books as well as children’s ebooks provides parents, caregivers, and teachers with a choice and flexibility of format to meet the needs of child education.  Children’s bilingual print books have the advantage of convenience of use while children’s bilingual ebooks include media and are easier to store, making children’s bilingual education more accessible and convenient than ever before. 

These are not fiction story books.  They are juvenile non-fiction bilingual print books and ebooks that are educational in nature, scope, and purpose.  As such they meet the academic content stantards for juvenile non-fiction bilingual education.  For book examination and consideration by schools and teachers these books may also be categorized as juvenile non-fiction education Spanish, juvenile non-fiction languages Spanish, and juvenile non-fiction English/Spanish. 

God Made This / Dios hizo estoby John F. Wilhite Ph.D., Kym Anderson Wilhite M.Ed.
CreateSpace Store Publication Date:  February 2, 2013, full color, 36 pp., List Price:  $9.99
God Made This/Dios hizo esto is an English/Spanish book for children, infants to toddlers. It includes single words and pairs of words for the ear training of infants as well as toddlers. The pictures help infants associate sounds with symbols--images at first and ultimately words at the toddler level andlevel and beyond. Toddlers will be able to repeat words, word pairs, phrases, and brief sentences aided by the picture cues. They will gradually be able to read the words using the printed word as their cue.

This volume presents images of the natural world around us and are of high interest to young children. The natural environment, earth, sky, water features, animals, flowers, fruits, vegetables, and a variety of types of people are included. The book teaches that "God made this."

Color photos and illustrations were carefully selected to captivate your child's interest. Words and sentences were judiciously chosen and crafted to facilitate learning for both age groups. Words are re-entered throughout the book to help your child feel a sense of accomplishment.

It is suggested that only one language be read at a time. Start with the child's first or "native" language for several reading sessions, then introduce the second language. At no time should the two languages be read during the same session.

This volume should be of interest to English speakers who want to teach their child(ren) Spanish as well as Spanish speakers who wish to teach their child(ren) English. In addition, speakers of other languages will find the book useful for teaching their child(ren) both Spanish and English.
John F. Wilhite, Ph. D., is a retired university professor of Spanish and Latin American culture with expertise in the teaching of Spanish and ESL. He has 35 years experience in writing and editing. Kym Anderson Wilhite, M.Ed., TESOL, has been teaching children at the high school and elementary levels for 30 years. She teaches both Spanish and ESL.  Both recognize the need for second-lnaguage learning to begin as early as possible. And both believe that the US is unofficially a bilingual nation. Thus, English speakers should learn Spanish and Spanish speakers should learn English. They hope these books will help achieve these ends. 
 
Animals Level 1by Dr. John F. Wilhite Ph. D.
CreateSpace Store Publication Date:  Jan 24, 2013, full color, 40 pp., List Price:  $9.99
Animals/Los animales is Vol. 2 in a series of bilingual Spanish/English books for children. Each volume treats a different topic appealing to children. There are different levels for each volume targeted to different age groups. Level 1 is intended for infants to toddlers. Color photos and illustrations of animals from colorful to cute and cuddly were carefully selected to capture your child's interest.  They include pets, domestic animals, marine live, jungle animals, and more.  The reading development methodology progresses from single words to word pairs, from brief phrases to short sentences.  Words are frequently repeated to encourage familiarity and confidence.  The book provides systematic ear training for infants and toddlers.  That is, words and phrases are not inserted at random; they are included with planned specific patterns of listening and speaking development.  With the calculated sequencing of words to sentences toddlers will be able to read with greater fluency at each reading session. 
Animals Level 2by Dr. John F. Wilhite Ph. D., Kym Anderson Wilhite M. Ed.
CreateSpace Store Publication Date:  Jan 11, 2013, full color, 36 pp., List Price $9.99
Animals/Los animales Level 2 is a bilingual Spanish/English book for children. Level 2 is intended for toddlers to pre-schoolers. Toddlers will be able to name some animals, repeat words and phrases, and read brief sentences. Pre-schoolers will quickly be able to read the short, easy sentences. This book, Vol. 2 in the series, includes appealing color photos and illustrations of animals to capture and maintain your child's attention and interest.