Top 10 Italian Books for Children

The most popular books for kids in Italian language and in bilingual English-Italian version

The Adventures of Pinocchio (Le Avventure Di Pinocchio) (Biblioteca Italiana) (Paperback)

Perella’s translation and introductory essay capture the wit, irony, ambiguity, and social satire of the original nineteenth-century text, finally reclaiming Pinocchio for adult readers. It also represents the first time the whole story has appeared in English. This bilingual edition includes over 130 drawings by the original illustrator, Enrico Mazzanti.

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Filastrocche Italiane – Italian Nursery Rhymes (Italian Edition) (Paperback)

Collection of 20 very popular Italian nursery rhymes with color illustrations, text in Italian with English translation. Use as an introduction to Italian language and traditions, as playtime or bedtime reading, school activity and language practice. Included in the book are five pages of language puzzles. Large print suitable for young readers. Bilingual. Ages: 0-8

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First Thousand Words In Italian – Usborne New Edition (Paperback)

First Thousand Words in Italian

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Marco Polo Vuole Viaggiare: Marco Polo Wants to Travel (Italian Edition) (Paperback)

Introduce children to the Italian language at to one of the most amazing historical figures, Marco Polo.

The book starts with a charming story about young Marco Polo, with color illustrations and text in two languages (Italian and English).

At the end of the story, to illustrate Marco Polo’s achievements, are:

– A map that shows Marco Polo’s journey
Historical Notes highlighting Marco Polo’s life milestones

To reinforce language understanding, readers have:

– Five pages of language activities, and
– A small dictionary with all the key-words found in the story.

Large print suitable for young readers.
Ages: 0-8

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Storie Italiane – Italian Stories: A parallel text easy reader (Italian Edition) (Paperback)

Introduce your children to everyday life and traditions of Italy with five entertaining stories that take place in five different Italian cities. Each story will let the reader discover or rediscover popular sites like the Trevi fountain in Rome, and will engage little ones with tales that will transport them to fascinating places. Challenge young readers using the location map at the end of the book, and foster a new interest in travel, geography, and all things Italian. Every story is written both in Italian and English for easy comprehension. Perfect for bedtime reading or for Italian language classes. Ages: 5+

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Getting to Know Italy and Italian (Getting to Know Series) (Paperback)

Children ages 8 through 12 enjoy a guided tour of Italy, with Italian landmarks, culture, history, foods, and much more. The text is in English, but many of the illustrations are bilingual–and the last six pages present an introduction to Italian words and phrases.

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Strega Nona: Book & CD (A Strega Nona Book) (Paperback)

A book and CD edition of Tomie dePaola’s classic bestseller, Strega Nona.

Strega Nona — “Grandma Witch” — is the source for potions, cures, magic, and comfort in her Calabrian town. Her magical everfull pasta pot is especially intriguing to hungry Big Anthony. He is supposed to look after her house and tend her garden but one day, when she goes over the mountain to visit Strega Amelia, Big Anthony recites the magic verse over the pasta pot, with disastrous results.

This package includes a paperback book and a CD of Tomie dePaola retelling his classic story against a charming musical score.

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The Legend of Old Befana (Paperback)

This is a delightful reading of the favorite Italian Christmas story about an eccentric old woman and her never-ending search for the Baby King.

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Mission Rome: A Scavenger Hunt Adventure (Travel Guide For Kids) (Paperback)

Headed to Rome with kids? Want to ensure your young explorers get the most out of their incredible opportunity to experience the Eternal City? Then you’ve come to the right place!

Mission Rome takes your young travelers through the famous sights of Rome, engaging them in an exciting scavenger hunt as you explore city landmarks together.

Say “arrivederci” to a trip filled with the stress of keeping everyone entertained. Instead, say “buon giorno!” to a memorable family vacation. Imagine – your kids will be excited to sightsee (yes, even at museums!) as you discover the wonders of Rome as a family.

Get Mission Rome today for your young jet-setters…and make sure it’s in their bag when they take off for Italy!

Mission Rome offers a fun vacation for everyone – with a captivating, spy-theme scavenger hunt packed with entertaining activities. When your kids set off on their “mission,” with the goal of earning enough points to become a “special agent,” they’ll gain points as:

-Art Sleuths: They’ll search for clues in the treasures of St. Peter’s, the Sistine Chapel, and the Capitoline Museums.

-Culture Detectives: They’ll discover the fascinating stories behind landmarks like the Forum and Castel Sant’Angelo, practice their “italiano,” and sample Italian treats like gelato and gourmet pizza.

-Monument Investigators: They’ll uncover clues on the façade of the Pantheon, the remains of the Colosseum, and the details of the Trevi Fountain…and many more engaging activities.

Experiencing the Italian capital is an amazing opportunity for anyone, especially a young person. Make your kids’ trip one to remember. Get Mission Rome today for your young explorers…and be sure it’s in their suitcase when they set off for Italy!

Our series also includes books for Paris, London, Barcelona, Amsterdam, Washington, D.C., New York, and St. Augustine.

Here’s what Amazon customers have to say about Mission Rome.

‘A fantastic book. We visited Rome for 5 days and this book ended up being far more useful than any of our guidebooks. My 8-year old loved this, as did I.’ – Deborah S. Anderson

‘This is a must have series for those of you traveling with kids! My 11 year old had such a great time in Rome using the book to find all the items at each location. Best of all our oldest son was home on college break and it was so great watching him help her hunt for the items at each location. That was priceless! I love that not only are these great for the kids but that I learn new things as well.’ – Mrs. B.

‘My daughters (ages 7 and 9) are so excited to use this when we go to Europe…a terrific idea of having the kids earn a certain number of points for each landmark they find, with the goal of getting to 100. Highly recommend!’ – DLS87

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Ottavia e i Gatti di Roma – Octavia and the Cats of Rome: A bilingual picture book in Italian and English (Italian Edition) (Paperback)

An adventurous story of two cats who call the ancient monuments of Rome their home. Follow Octavia and Julius in their tour of the best-loved sights of the Eternal City, with stops at the Trevi Fountain, the Spanish Steps, the Colosseum, and the famed Mouth of Truth.

Discover more about Rome and the sights mentioned in the story in the informative section at the end of the book. Use the location map to plan your own walking tour of Rome to see all the sights visited by the two cats and engage young children with a treasure hunt in the heart of Rome.

The text in Italian with English translation on every page will help Italian language students learn new words and practice their reading skills.

Those who love animals will enjoy this entertaining little adventure where two kittens are the bold protagonists.

Parents and educators seeking an entertaining way to introduce the subjects of travel, history, archeology, and geography can use the book as a great starting point for further research. Travelers with children can use the book as an introduction to the sights of Rome and as a simplified guide to explain the city to little ones. The map at the end of the book visually explains the route followed by the two cats in the story and can be used for a walking tour of the city of Rome.

Fully illustrated. Large print. Ages: 3+

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