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French Books for Children in the United States

Posted by Erica on 8/4/2017

One of the most rewarding things about starting this French-language bookstore back in 2002 (fifteen years already…Comme le temps passe vite!) is the many customers over the years who have expressed a sigh of relief to have found us because “it is so hard to find good French language books for kids” in America, they often say.

Sansal and Kaddour win the Grand prix du roman de l'Académie Française 2015

Posted by Erica on 10/29/2015
The Académie française has just named two winners, 2084: la fin du monde by Boualem Sansal and Les Prépondérants by Hédi Kaddour, for the prestigious literary prize, Le Grand Prix de l'Académie française, which celebrates it's 100th anniversary this year. This is only the third time since it's inception in 1918 that the Académie has chosen two authors simultaneously for this distinction...

Earthquake destroys building but not dream: Nonprofit group builds library in Haiti, one book at a time

Posted by Brent on 2/12/2014

BROOKLYN, NY– Undeterred by the total destruction of their school less than two months after its grand opening in Leogane, Haiti, Fernande Valme Ministries (FVM) is rebuilding and improving the school by raising a library for some of the world’s poorest children.

Leogane is still struggling to recover from the January 12, 2010 earthquake that killed an estimated 30,000 area residents and destroyed approximately 90 percent of the town’s buildings—including the state-of-the-art school built there by FVM, said Library Director Geraldine Valme-Daleus.

Martine children’s books in the French language

Posted by Brent on 1/8/2014

Martine is the cute and adventurous 10 year-old heroine of a beloved series of children’s books written in French by poet Gilbert Delahaye and beautifully illustrated by Marcel Marlier.

The first Martine book, Martine à la ferme (Martine at the Farm), was published in the French language in 1954 and was immediately popular. Since then the Martine children’s book series, which features dozens of titles, has gone on to become a worldwide publishing phenomenon that spans generations and is still going strong, six decades later.

Babar the Elephant Books in French

Posted by Brent on 12/26/2013
Since 1931, Babar the Elephant has been one of the most known and beloved children’s characters in the world, and the cartoon elephant’s fans span generations. 

Inspector Maigret books in French

Posted by Brent on 12/16/2013
Jules Maigret is one of the best-known and most enduring characters in French language detective fiction, and may be likened to the Sherlock Holmes of French mystery literature. 

The detective hero of dozens of short novels and stories written in French, Inspector Maigret is the most famous character created by Georges Simenon, a prolific author of French mystery novels and stories. Simenon mysteries are both immensely popular and well-reviewed by literary critics.

The Adventures of Tintin French language series

Posted by Brent on 11/13/2013
Tintin is one of the most popular and enduring European literary characters of the 20th century. 

Since Tintin’s 1929 creation by Belgian artist Georges Remi (better known by his nom de plume, “Hergé,”), the cartoon character has appeared in comic books, stage plays, radio productions, musicals, television series, movies and video games.

French Novel Malavita now a U.S. movie: The Family

Posted by Brent on 11/2/2013

The 2013 Mafia farce film The Family is based on the internationally best-selling French language novel Malavita, written by Tonino Benacquista, an award-winning French author of crime fiction.

The Family: American Film Adaptation of the French Novel MalavitaStarring Robert De Niro, Michelle Pfeiffer, Tommy Lee Jones and Dianna Agron (of the television show Glee), the plot of The Family might best be described as the comedy and chaos that would ensue if The Sopranos were transplanted to the French countryside.

L'art français de la guerre by Alexis Jenni

Posted by Administrator on 4/8/2013
L'art français de la guerre by Alexis Jenni remains one of the most popular titles in our store, even though it's been over a year since it was published. Winner of the Prix Goncourt 2011, it can best be described by the author himself:
 

This title is currently on sale. Click here to order or read more

Paul Bocuse cookbooks

Posted by Administrator on 3/24/2013
If you are interested in buying a French language cookbook to hone your traditional French cuisine skills, then we suggest you learn from the master. Paul Bocuse, le chef of chefs, is arguably one, if not the most respected chefs in France, as you can see: 


You can purchase several of his cookbooks right here at Frenchbooksonline.com. We currently carry
La Cuisine du marché and Toute la cuisine de Paul Bocuse. If you really want to impress your dinner guests, try L'art de recevoir à la française, authored by the Institut Paul Bocuse.

Baby Books in French

Posted by Administrator on 3/23/2013
Are you looking for where to buy French language baby books? Well, bienvenue because you've come to the right place! We carry many books in the French language for small children. Just go to the Ages under 3 section under French Books for Children. Or you can also try the Boardbooks section if you want some sturdy books for your little one. We highly recommend the Petit Ours Brun series. Books from this charming character are merveilleux for teaching small children some basic vocabulary on every subject from the shopping to soccer to food. They are available in both poche paperback or boardbook format....Pompon l'ourson