French Books for Kids

Are you looking for children’s books in French? Let’s take a look at what you can find in the library and what digital materials you have access to with your library card!

The Children’s French section is in the Discovery Zone on the main floor of the library. There you will find everything from board books for babies to chapter books for elementary school students. There are also a variety of formats, including graphic novels, audiobooks, magazines and music.

The library also has several online resources where you can find ebooks, music, magazines and more in French. Here are our top recommendations and how to find children’s French content in them:

  • L’Encyclopédie Découverte: This is the French version of World Book Kids, an encyclopedia for elementary school students. This is a great place for elementary school students to go when doing research.
  • TumbleBooks: On TumbleBooks, you can find read-aloud picture books—books that you can listen to while reading the on-screen text. You can switch to the French version of the site by going to “Language” in the top right corner and choosing French.
  • OverDrive Kids: Visit OverDrive to find downloadable ebooks, including books in French by popular authors such as Raina Telgemeier, Dav Pilkey and Robert Munsch. Go to the Kids’ section on the OverDrive website (or in OverDrive’s app, Libby) and scroll down to the French booklist.
  • hoopla: You can also find French ebooks in hoopla, along with audiobooks, music and movies. The easiest way to find them is to go to “Advanced Search” under the search bar and choose French from the Language drop-down menu. After searching, you will be able to narrow down your search to “Children’s Titles Only.”
  • PressReader: PressReader lets you read magazines online, including magazines from all over the world and in many different languages. To find French children’s magazines, scroll down to “Categories” and pick “For Kids and Tweens,” then go to the top right to choose a language.

Questions about French materials for kids? Contact us by phone or email, or visit us at the library’s information desk.

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