As families across the UK welcome Ukrainian refugees into their homes in response to the unfolding humanitarian crisis, primary and secondary schools are now enrolling pupils from Ukraine into all year groups. Teachers will be looking for appropriate dual language books and resources to support children in learning English and integrating into school life in the UK.

We at Badger Learning have been thinking about what we can do to support children arriving from Ukraine and have decided to translate and publish a range of six dual language English–Ukrainian eBook PDFs for schools and families. We have consulted with our authors and commissioned professional translators to work on these books so we can offer them to schools and families to download free of charge. These are suitable for children in KS2 and KS3 (ages 8–14) and are ideal learning resources to support children in building fluency in reading in English. Register your interest on the form below and we will email you as soon as they are available to download at the beginning of July.

The text on the left-hand page is in English with the right-hand page in Ukrainian. Comprehension is supported by appealing illustrations and simple, controlled language that has been carefully levelled for a reading age of no higher than eight. The files can be read on any device that accepts PDFs or can be printed out onto paper. Each book includes a dual language vocabulary list at the front and will be accompanied by an additional simple vocabulary list of commonly used words in both English and Ukrainian (Cyrillic), with a phonetic guide to pronunciation for English speakers.

These free eBooks have been selected from our extensive range of hi-lo books and have been designed to be accessible to EAL readers. The titles wer