French Book Recommendations?
I have been studying French in school for 1 1/2 years. This year will be my 2 1/2. I'm not fluent or anything but I recently decided to use Duolingo again after not using it for months. I've been interested in reading some sort of basic book in French to help me learn the language.If you know of any books that would be great! I don't even mind if they're kids books since I'm still a beginner anyways.
Well, one book that's really good is "Le Petit Prince" by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry. It's a kids' book, but the story is greatly beloved and one of my favorites. You can even find pdf versions of it online if you look for it. It should be easy enough for you to read (but you might have to look up words here and there) because I read it during my second year of my school's French class
Personally I'd recommend a translation of one of your favorite English, I have copies of "The Martian" and "The Kite Runner" in both German and French, I'm very familiar with the books and with just a few base words in a language I can read any page and know where I am in the story, which I find helps alot. Even if you need a dictionary or google to translate words they will stick more since they're from a story you love, at least that's what I've been finding.
Try "Madeleine" by Ludwig Bemelmans. It is a small children's book about little girls in private school, and is very charming.
I go to my local library and check out the books from the languages section. They have a shelf of french books and a shelf of other languages. There's also an inter-library loan, so they can get other books in. They also have a large kids' section for their e-book lending as well.
My kids really enjoyed "Voici triangle" de Mac Barnett. C'est tres drole.
Long-time French learner here, I highly recommend L'Étranger. Still a very relevant piece of Fench culture, an interesting read and not super difficult. Bon Courage!
I have a few learner books on my Kindle. My favorite is Short Stories in French for Beginners because it has a variety of short stories in different genres. I have been working my way through the Harry Potter books in French. I read Le Petit Prince, but I didn't find it particularly interesting. My advice would be to get books you love in French, because then you'll be motivated to read them. Most popular books are available en francais.
There are the ''J'aime lire'' magazine. It is with simple vocabulary (????) or the ''La cabane magique''.
Sorry but I am french so I don't speak very good english
I recently remembered that I can download a free sample of any book on iBooks, for example L'Etranger, Le Petit Nicholas (children's book), and Le Crime de L'Orient Express, so I'll be able to check if it's the right reading level and see if I like it before I purchase a copy. I'm sure this goes for any ebook site (Amazon etc.)
Maybe you can do this too?