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H&L Books publishes children’s books promote love for language and culture as well as appreciation and exploration of strange and familiar places. We also publish English language learning books to help English learners master English skills for various purposes. This page lists books published by H&L BOOKS and others authored by the Eduling team.

Bilingual Picture Book

Tug of Words: Trò chơi kéo co ngôn ngữ

Featuring opposite concepts in English and Vietnamese and differences and similarities in a multi-racial family.

$11.99 paperback & $16.99 hardcover on Amazon

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English-only Picture Book

Tug of Words

Featuring opposite concepts in English and differences and similarities in a multi-racial family.

$11.99 paperback & $16.99 hardcover on Amazon

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English Picture Book

The Beautiful Garden

This book is a collection of 10 poems written by Iris Nguyen, a young girl from Vietnam.  There are also accompanying poetry appreciation questions and creative activities in the book. $10.99 on Amazon

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Sách song ngữ tại Việt Nam

Tug of Words: Trò chơi kéo co ngôn ngữ

Sách song ngữ về những từ trái nghĩa và những diễn đạt về sự khác biệt và tương đồng ở một gia đình đa chủng tộc ở Mỹ.

Giá: 95.000VND + shipping


English Learning Book

IELTS Speaking Part 2: Model Speeches, Strategies and Practice Activities

This book explains the four grading criteria in the IELTS Speaking Exam and offers strategies, 25 model speeches, and over 100 activities for Part 2 to help you achieve at least 7.0 in the IELTS exam. $10.99 on Amazon


English Study Skills Book

Studying in English: Strategies for Success in Higher Education

This book is a wealth of strategies and resources to help those study in English become more effective learners. About $35 on Amazon

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The book uses short and fast rhythm in combination with variations in the duration of the tone groups, creating joyful and playful sounds when read aloud.

Thu Ngo

My kids had lots of fun reading and playing with words in this book. As the name of it, the book is full of playful rhythms and lovely simple poems. My kids enjoyed learning the colorful nuance of words and they learned some new words and nice expressions in both languages. Kudo to the author in showing how each word can be expressed differently in English and in Vietnamese with all the cultural sentiments. The books brought the warm gratitude and love for family, for nature, for feeling and emotion, for being different and unique. It is so beautiful and touching. We love the cheerful illustration so much - each page tells a new mellow story full of lovely color.

Phong Bui

Gia đình nên là nơi mà mỗi chúng ta cảm thấy được yêu thương nhiều nhất. Tug of Words là một trong số sách hiếm hoi dành cho những em bé như Hallie và cho những gia đình đa chủng tộc như của tác giả.

Sylvie Pham

If you want your child to master English or Vietnamese though literature, this is a great book to start with! We love the rhyming, the gracefulness and the accuracy of the translation from English to Vietnamese. The pictures are also very cute! I’m an elementary school teacher and use this book both at home with my own kids and at school to teach my students about diversity.


The images are evocative and the rhymes are delightful. I just loved the child making a "bad" face and preparing to launch a meatball. This is a wonderful gift for Vietnamese speakers or for children with Vietnamese friends. This hardback should last for many, many readings.

Deborah Healey

This book is very rhythmic. My kid likes to read it. The illustrator also did an awesome job at drawing each page and picking out the colors. For me, the message about family conveyed in the book is very touching, especially the last page "we are together until the end".

Xuan Li

I really enjoyed reading this book with my daughter over and over again. It’s a perfect portrayal of any modern family with lots of diversity and cultural differences. My daughter especially loves the beautiful illustrations. Her comment was “This book is really cute and sweet!”

Chanel Liu

Book has provided numerous open conversations introducing my grandchildren to differences in one's language, appearance, heritage and race. We frequently pull the globe of the world out to discuss the different locations around the world and how people in each part of the country have differences and similarities.

Debra Wolf

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