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French books to download for free here:
There are lots of books for adults and some for children. Books by Comtesse de Ségur are great for eight to ten year olds. Books by Perrault and Grimm would be suitable for younger children.
Some lovely classic animated stories: Blanche Neige (Snow White), Hansel et Gretel, La princesse au petit pois (the princess and the pea), Raiponce (Rapunzel), le chat botté (Puss in boots), Cendrillon (Cinderella), etc.
Books & Reading
- Grimm's Fairy Tales/Les Contes de Grimm - All the stories are translated in several languages including French, English and German.
- French books with free super-saver delivery with Amazon
- Buy French books on line
- Buy this set of 10 bilingual "I can read French” books on the BookPeople website
- Quite a few bilingual "I can read French” books can be reserved on line and picked up from your local library (you need a library card and a pin which your local library can issue for your child).
- There are also ipad applications to help with colours, shapes, alphabets etc. such as ‘Tchoupi et les lettres' and 'Tchoupi et les couleurs'.
- Tchoupi books
- Boucle d'Or - Goldilocks and the three Bears
- Bayard jeunesse - a selection of magazines with subscription with the option of receiving a story cd with each magazine, for example J'aime lire or Mes premiers J'aime lire (from age 1).
- Click souris - Reading website
- Eveil et Jeux - Online toys and books shop including educational articles and board games
- View simple stories with subtitles (change language to French): BookBox
- Bilingual books (succession of chapters in French and English) - Mini Dual Books: can be found on Amazon, Ebay and decitre.fr
- Bon appétit Monsieur Lapin
- La chenille qui fait des trous
- Classic stories read out loud
- Fun animated stories read out loud
- Stories read out nice and slowly by a native speaker. With a translation after each paragraph - Boucle d’or, le petit chaperon rouge et le villain caneton also known as le vilain petit canard (Goldie Locks, Little Red riding hood and the ugly duckling)
- Calinours va à l'école (1FE) - story read by young children
- Le petit poucet
- La soupe à la grimace animated story read by Henri Dès
- Mathilde la méchante animated story read by Henri Dès
- L'ogre qui avait peur des enfants animated story read by Henri Dès