5 Famous French Children’s Books Perfect for Language Learners

Some children’s books are so good that sometimes I’m sad I’m not eight anymore! Today we’re covering some of our classic favorites! Needless to say that these children’s books are famous and entertaining… which makes them a great tool for learning the French language!

I’m happy to share with you some French icons of children’s literature. 🙂

More from this episode:
My mum says you should check out this French program about books for children (she bought us books when we were little, very useful when French is not your first language!) : L’as-tu lu mon petit loup ?

Also, check out: L’école des Loisirs a VERY loved children’s books editor

For the bigger children: Tomtom et Nana


Chantal Goya : Bécassine, c’est ma cousine.


Moomin le Troll


Max et Lili

Le Prince de Motordu

Comme une Française episodes on books:
5 French books I love and recommend

French comic books

Et toi ?

Did you know any of these characters ?

Do you know other French children’s books that you love ?

Which one would you recommend to learn French ?

Share your experience (in French if you dare!) in the comments below. We can all learn from your story. The comment section is the best place to start discussions and ask questions!



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  • Bonjour,
    American mom / French dad over here. Can you recommend a book or two for a pretty fluent boy in CM2? I am not familiar with children’s lit. in French. Merci.

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