Every week, our Librarian Renée will shared with you some book recommendations for both children and adults. Bonne lecture !
Preschooler – Ages 3+
Je serai Empereur ! by Tulio Corda, edited by Lirabelle
Not satisfied by his mother’s answer to questions about his future, a young chick seeks to convince his barnyard friends that he is destined for greatness. Livre numérique, Culturethèque Digital Library, with Storyplyr audiobook option.
Ages 5 – 10
Le Cerisier by Alba Garcia-Puig, Edited by Ane bâté éditions
This computer game is a combined environmental-science and French lesson. Suitable for children, it highlights current planetary environmental challenges. (Not an escapist adventure) Some French knowledge is required for instructions. Multiple choice, fill in the blank. French: beginner. Culturethèque Digital Library.
Ages 9 – 12/Adult – A1 – French Language Learning
CONCERT EN BRETAGNE / Concert in Brittany – Cécile Talguen, edited by Clé international
Young readers and adult learners will enjoy this adventure mystery story set in Brittany. The fun easy read introduces lots of new vocabulary–and it is set in an ideal place, for those dreaming of escape to vacation getaways. Livre numérique, Culturethèque Digital Library.
Adult – B1/B2 – French Language Learning
Candide, ou L’Optimisme par Voltaire
Feeling ambitious? Settle in to read this literary classic–offered in two versions on Culturethèque. A stinging satire, Voltaire’s social commentary from 1789 has much to say about the social ills of its day. Learners of French will enjoy the Hachette version, with sound. Livre numérique, Culturethèque Digital Library.
Adult – C1/C2 – French Language Learning
Chanson Bretonne, suivi de l’enfant et la Guerre by J.M.G Le Clézio edited by Editions Gallimard – 2020
A new release by a brilliant Nobel-Prize-winning author, this nostalgic escapist literature will transport you to Brittany of another time. Livre numérique, Culturethèque Digital Library.
We hope you’ll enjoy la lecture of these books, stay tuned for more recommendations next week!