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Great Reading for Summer! Engaging Books for Language-Loving Families!

Want to read some engaging, widely-praised books this summer? Please take a look at my popular nonfiction and fiction for language-loving families! (Yes, bearded dragons included!) “the ideal guidebook for parents” Maximize Your Child’s Bilingual Ability: Ideas and inspiration for even greater success and joy raising bilingual kids “A pure gem! Adam Beck has created a truly wonderful and easily readable book that parents everywhere will enjoy and that bilingual families and children will benefit from.” —Dr. Annick De Houwer,

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“Bilingual Earth”: An Exciting New Book Project (And I invite you to be part of it!)

I’m beginning an exciting new book project this month! My first book, Maximize Your Child’s Bilingual Ability: Ideas and inspiration for even greater success and joy raising bilingual kids (published in 2016), relates my personal story, as an educator and parent, nurturing the language development of hundreds of bilingual and multilingual children, including my own two kids. Through the experiences I share in this widely-praised book, I present a range of key perspectives and principles that can enable parents everywhere

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Feeling Discouraged About Raising Bilingual Children? Watch This Video.

If you’re feeling discouraged or frustrated about your bilingual or multilingual aim for your kids, this video can help. It offers a fresh, empowering perspective that comes from a chapter of my popular book Maximize Your Child’s Bilingual Ability: Ideas and inspiration for even greater success and joy raising bilingual kids. Remember, you can always find friendly support, too, at The Bilingual Zoo, the web’s liveliest community for parents raising bilingual and multilingual children. View this video at Bilingual Monkeys

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The Perfect Christmas Gift for Bilingual and Multilingual Families

Get the book at Amazon. (And see 50 five-star reviews from parents.) Get the book at the Book Depository. (And get free shipping to countries worldwide.) Contact me to place a bulk order. (Get a discount on every copy by ordering a larger number of books, for distributing or reselling.) Learn more about the book. Sales of this book help keep our online community going and growing! Thank you for your support (including your reviews, which I really appreciate)! And

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Foreign Language Rights Now Available for Translations of This Popular Book on Raising Bilingual Children

Since its release in April 2016, the original English edition of Maximize Your Child’s Bilingual: Ideas and inspiration for even greater success and joy raising bilingual kids has earned passionate praise from both parents and experts in the field and generated strong sales around the world in both paperback and digital versions. Bilingual Adventures, the publishing imprint behind the book, is now inviting offers, from publishers worldwide, for the foreign language rights to this popular book on a topic of

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Recommended Resources: Great Books and Blogs for Nurturing a Child’s Multicultural Spirit

One of the deeper themes of my efforts to support the bilingual and multilingual journey of families in the world—as I stress in such posts as Why Raising a Bilingual Child Matters in a World Gone Mad and Why Your Bilingual Child Is Tied, Profoundly, to Hiroshima and Peace—is the idea that children with ability in more than one language can potentially feel keener empathy for others and contribute to creating a more harmonious world through their outlook and actions.

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This Book on Raising Bilingual Children Can Have a Powerful Impact on Your Family, Too

HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Maximize Your Child’s Bilingual Ability is now 1 year old! Since it’s release exactly one year ago, Maximize Your Child’s Bilingual Ability: Ideas and inspiration for even greater success and joy raising bilingual kids has provided a powerful boost to families around the world. While the book has been widely praised by many parents and experts in the field, today, on this first anniversary, I’d like to spotlight the impressions of one particular reader, a mother of two

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Wonderful Review of “Maximize Your Child’s Bilingual Ability”

BREAKING NEWS: There’s a wonderful new review of my book Maximize Your Child’s Bilingual Ability: Ideas and inspiration for even greater success and joy raising bilingual kids at the popular site Spanish Playground. This review is especially gratifying to me because Jennifer Brunk has captured the content and spirit of the book so well in her impressions. Here’s the first part of her detailed review… To read the whole review, please visit this page at Spanish Playground… Raising Bilingual Kids:

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What the World Is Saying About My Book On Raising Bilingual Children

I’m happy to report that the response to my book, from both leaders in the field and parents around the world, has been extremely positive. Below I’ll share a sampling of these impressions, along with links to interviews in which I talk about the book on audio or video. First, though, please let me make another appeal for your support. 1. If you haven’t read the book yet, I’m confident it can give the same kind of empowering boost to

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Recommended Resources: “Maintaining Your Second Language” for Non-Native Parents, Language Professionals, and Language Learners

Are you a parent seeking to raise a bilingual child in a non-native language? A teacher who teaches a language that isn’t your mother tongue, or a subject where you must use a second language in your instruction? A translator or interpreter who wants to continue sharpening your language skills? Or maybe a student or language lover who would like to improve your ability more quickly and more enjoyably? If you fit one (or more) of these profiles, I urge

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