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Books in French and where to find them

I'm in my first year of French and I've heard that reading books in the language you are learning really helps. I'm just wondering what some good books for beginners are and where to find them.

January 17, 2018



Le petit prince, you can normally find online via pdf form. Goosebumps is great when you're more intermediate as well as the harry potter and lord of the rings series, you can find all these by typing into the google search bar: harry potter french pdf online free.

https://www.readinga-z.com/worldlanguages/french/leveled-books/ for beginner books https://www.thefrenchexperiment.com/stories several fairy tales both available in french and english http://www.prism.gatech.edu/~nc44/Links.html this website shows you different websites where you can go and find french books and how to download them for free. Only problem is the books are from before the 20th century. http://www.childrensbooksforever.com/index.html available in many different kinds of languages, different kinds of children's picture books.

Also if you're just learning french: the children's TV show Telefrancais- all episodes fully on Youtube, is great to start learning vocabulary and sentence structure, just remember to put the french subtitles on!


Also if you like comics Asterix is a well-known french comic that you should be able to find online


@purplpeanut Merci beaucoup


They are pockets but good if you don't mind!

Gallimard has this billingual collection called Folio



If you're in the UK and your town has an Oxfam bookshop, you might find all sorts of French books there. Mine has children's books starting at baby level right up to novels and classical French poetry and philosophy. My french reading age is probably of a six year old, and I've definitely benefitted from following up on this same idea :) Bonne chance avec tes recherches!

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