New French-language Books for Children

By Sarah S. RSS Wed, August 31, 2011

Parkway Central Children’s has recently acquired a collection of Children’s books in French that are both classic and popular.  These beautiful books include tales from Tomi Ungerer, including the spooky Les Trois Brigands (The Three Robbers), sentimental favorites from De Brunhoff to Bemelmans, and beautifully illustrated fairy tales by Charles Perrault. These books from France represent just a small part of our Foreign Language collection, in French and more than 30 other languages. Come and browse at Central Children’s for Babar, Madeline, and Le Petit Nicolas, and other great imports.

For a list of recommended Children's books from France in English translation, click here.

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Can you recommend books in French for children for Black History month?? Thanks
Maura Wilson - Toronto
Thursday, February 9, 2012

Thanks for your interest! We don't have these in our catalogue, but there are a few books (mostly ones in translation) that we would recommend for French-language Black History readers. L'ultime traversée vers la liberté by Virginia Frances Schwartz, Le rêve de Martin Luther King by Jean Marzollo and J Brian Pinkney, and Le roi du jazz : un roman by Alain Gerber. These are all held by the Toronto Public Library, and I'm sure your Librarians there can suggest even more! Bonne chance & happy reading!
Joel N. - Philadelphia
Thursday, February 9, 2012