Every week, our Librarian Renée will share with you some book recommendations for both children and adults. Recommendations are found at Culturethèque Digital library. Register here for the Alliance Française member benefit. Join today!
Preschool – Ages 3+
Picouli by Clotilde Bernosol
A boy reaches out to a lonely bird in this story about the universality of friendship. Culturethèque Digital Library. Storyplyr audiobook.
Beginner A1 / Youth – Adult
Gustave in Paris by Doris Barbier-Neumeister and Lauré Girardin-Vissian (2017)
Perfect for beginning French learners, this fun, light read follows two friends as they discover Paris. Written for youth, adult readers will benefit from the straightforward vocabulary and grammar. Culturethèque Digital Library.
Adult Learners – Multi-level
Looking to keep up to date on the latest in the French cultural scene? This hip magazine covers all the latest in film, music, literature, politics, and more. Skim the articles and photos, as a quick way to be in the know– even for those who are not yet fluent. Culturethèque Digital Library.
Le pays des autres by Leïla Slimani (2020)
Set in Morocco in the 1950s period of decolonization, the novel covers the story of the writer’s own maternal grandparents. The Prix Goncourt winning author (Chanson Douce, 2016) is a journalist, writer, and a French Diplomat as ambassador to the Organisation international de la francophonie. We are thrilled that she is quoted as saying, “My country is language. My country is library. In a library, I feel at home anywhere.” Culturethèque Digital Library.
Le Comte de Monte-Cristo by Alexandre Dumas (1844)
Considered a literary classic, the adventure story unfolds during the historical period 1815–1839: the Bourbon Restoration era through the reign of Louis-Philippe. There are many twists, turns, and much tumult–as a wrongfully imprisoned man escapes from jail, and sets about seeking revenge on his false accusers. Culturethèque Digital Library. E-book.
We hope you’ll enjoy la lecture of these books, stay tuned for more recommendations next week!