French reading material for beginners?
Hello, do you know where I can find some online sites where I can read some really easy but interesting texts? I think this will help me.. Thank you!
Videos of children's books that you can "read along" with: https://youtu.be/lRknayjuoVc
The plots are not compelling, but they're great for vocabulary building and listening comprehension.
For just reading, I highly recommend using a Kindle with a French -> English dictionary installed. http://gregreflects.blogspot.com/2014/09/how-to-read-foreign-novel-on-kindle.html is an excellent blog post about this. You can get free or cheap Kindle books in French from amazon.com
Oh! Not what you asked for but if you're at the stage where you're looking for books, I think you'll like this website a lot. The user interface is confusing (to me) but the content makes it worthwhile. https://savoirs.rfi.fr/en/about-rfi-savoirs
Also, if you're in the USA then check out French in Action: http://www.learner.org/resources/series83.html
I'd recommend starting by reading french comics. Many disney comics are available to read in french and they're a lot more interesting than you'd think. Definitely suitable for all ages. Like, I have an entire pile of Scrooge McDuck comics in my house and I've had them for a long time, I'm sure you could find some of them online also. "Super Picsou Geant" is the name and they're quite fun imo, and pretty clever. And pictures will help you understand the context a lot better, it's really useful.
If you really don't want to get into comics, Try reading famous fables. They are not always easy, but english translated versions are usually available and you might have even heard them in the past. http://www.lesfables.fr/
There's also this site for short stories for bilingual people, it has english translation for each of the stories. http://learn-french-free-with-stories.weebly.com/beginner-french-bilingual-story-lesson-part-one.html