Empower Your Efforts, and Your Success, at Raising Bilingual Children!
Hello! I’m Adam Beck, founder of this blog and head keeper of The Bilingual Zoo, a lively worldwide forum for parents. The ideas and inspiration you’ll find at these two sites can help you realize your dream of raising bilingual or multilingual kids. Read more about me and my work.
Read My Popular Books
Do you dream of raising a bilingual or multilingual child? My two practical books on this theme have helped empower the joyful success of families around the world and could help you achieve the same dream for your family. Along with these two books, I’ve also written an award-winning novel, a humorous, action-packed adventure in the spirit of Roald Dahl, that’s great fun for both children and adults, to read alone or read aloud.
Bearded Dragon Daydreams Coloring Book
A fun-filled coloring book for all ages, Bearded Dragon Daydreams finally answers the profound question that has puzzled the world for centuries:
What are bearded dragons thinking when they’re staring into space?
In this delightful book you’ll find 30 illustrations that show what these thoughtful creatures are daydreaming about when sitting quietly and gazing off into the distance. In addition, there are two “challenge pages” for drawing your own bearded dragon daydreams.
Each coloring page is single-sided, with the back intentionally left blank, so they can be colored more cleanly and even removed from the book for display, if desired.
Along with coloring and drawing fun, this book can be used in various ways to promote language development in children. It includes a page of useful ideas to help parents make the most of the book as a productive language tool with their kids.
Available at booksellers, worldwide, in paperback.
Maximize Your Child’s Bilingual Ability
Praised worldwide by parents and experts in the field, Maximize Your Child’s Bilingual Ability is the practical, real-world guidebook to the bilingual journey by Adam Beck, founder of the popular blog Bilingual Monkeys and the lively forum The Bilingual Zoo. Adam shares the best of his personal experience as an educator and parent, working with hundreds of bilingual and multilingual children, and packs 20 years as a professional in this field into a uniquely empowering book with 310 pages of clear, actionable advice.
Available at booksellers, worldwide, in paperback and Kindle e-book.
How I Lost My Ear
Finalist in both the Readers’ Favorite 2019 International Book Award Contest and the 2019 IAN Book of the Year Awards, How I Lost My Ear is the action-packed, laugh-out-loud novel by author Adam Beck and illustrator Simon Farrow. A wildly entertaining adventure for all ages, to read alone or read aloud, the story spirals forward with a book-loving boy, a marching band, a moody grandmother with beautiful blond curls, a long-lost hero and his three-legged moose, a dancing bear, a poisonous spider, a baby-snatching owl, a shaggy yak of a man and his snapping turtle, a herd of 144 spitting llamas—and a very large, very hungry ogre.
Available at booksellers, worldwide, in paperback and e-book.
I WANT TO BE BILINGUAL!
I WANT TO BE BILINGUAL! is the perfect book for parents—especially new parents and parents of younger kids—who dream of raising bilingual or multilingual children. Written by Adam Beck, author of the popular guide Maximize Your Child’s Bilingual Ability, this playful 44-page book is a unique “picture book for adults” with delightful illustrations by Pavel Goldaev. Narrated by a lively baby, the book emphasizes the most important information parents need for realizing joyful success on a bilingual or multilingual journey. I WANT TO BE BILINGUAL! is an appealing and empowering book that makes a great gift for yourself or for a friend. And the many humorous illustrations make it a winner with kids, too!
Available at booksellers, worldwide, in paperback.
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