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French Books for beginners???

Anyone knows french book for beginners so i can practice reading skill in french?

September 6, 2017



I belive "Le petit prince" is a common recommandation for beginners


i am still very beginner, and so this book is still quite a stretch. i don't know if you had this, but in elementary school i had some very basic, one sentence a page kind of books. i have been trying to find some online, but i have been very unsuccessful thus far. can anyone help?


Fantastic find! It is on my kindle now. Thanks.


Read the French version of a book you already know. As you know the story, it's easy to follow what is written.

For example, I'm reading A song of ice and fire in German while having a rather low level. Once you learn the common vocabulary after 100 pages, it becomes easier.

Also, I recommand finding an audiobook and following the text while listening to the audiobook.

When learning a language, knowing how to pronounce new words is always hard and you must also learn to make the link between the spoken words and their written version. Book+audiobook are a great way to learn.


Is there a specific genre that interests you? Do you prefer children's books or ones geared towards adults?


Ones geared towards adults,do you know any? Thanks in advance! :)


L'Etranger by Albert Camus is an easy read. I understood quite a bit when reading it, plus it's short, so it won't take you too long to complete it.


les Petits nicolas is pretty cool.


There are many cheap bilingual books on Amazon Kindle like Alice in wonderland - https://www.amazon.fr/gp/product/B00E7HZSDQ/ref=kinw_myk_ro_title


I am an online French tutor and started publishing short stories in Easy French with vocabulary, grammar and exercises. This one is perfect for beginners and others who want to review self-introduction elements: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B078KWJQVF/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1514079798&sr=1-1


This series of books written in easy French is wonderful. It includes an English translation. Highly recommend: https://www.amazon.com/dp/1795292733

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