Our Mission


Our mission is to bring quality books to children anywhere in any language. Babl Books celebrates a world of diversity in language and around the world. In the U.S. alone, there are more than 20 million school-aged children living in multilingual households. We want to bring generations closer together through reading and language, help teachers connect with their students in their own language, and give children all over the world access to books they never would have had access to.


Our Story


Babl Books was started by two Harvard students who realized the great need for bilingual content in the U.S. and across the globe. As 2nd generation immigrants, Jair Hernandez and Urvesh Shelat both grew up in bilingual households and both their mothers were elementary school teachers for bilingual programs. Combining technology, their business education, and bilingual backgrounds, they set out to build a company that could provide quality bilingual content for parents, educators, and children around the world.

With funding from Harvard Business School, LearnLaunchX, and private investors, Babl Books is growing every day... and it's just the beginning. We are now on an exciting path to expand our library to include your favorite authors and illustrators, reach new languages, and develop our translation platform and community. 

If you have any questions, comments, or are interested in submitting a book, please reach out to us through our contact page.