Acheter des livres en français pour les enfants ou mieux encore, les abonner à un magazine. Voici où chercher le prochain cadeau pour vos chères petites têtes blondes qui arrivera directement à la maison aux Etats-Unis !
Librarie de France
French and European Publications, Inc.
Rockefeller Center Promenade
610 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10020
French magazines, newspapers’, books, and music. Includes comic books (Tintin, Barbar, etc.) and chapter books for older children (9+ years, Folio Junior series published by Gallimard). Also available are French-language versions of Monopoly and Monopoly Junior, Scrabble and Scrabble Junior, and Trivial Pursuit; CD-ROMs (including “Adibou”, which is the French-language equivalent of the American educational “Reader Rabbit” series); and some books-on-tape. Items can be ordered by mail, over the telephone, or online (English language website).
1803 Connecticut Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20009
(202) 332-1489 (general)
(202) 332-2894 (language department)
French children’s books including Tintin, Asterix, Martine, “Teach me French”, Caillou, and Babar. Also French/French dictionaries (Larousse, Hachette, Harraps), etc.
European Book Company
925 Larkin Street
San Francisco CA 94109
Lots of books (fiction, non-fiction, and poetry) in French, including the Bibliothèque Rose series of books (good for Wellwood 5th/Sudbrook middle grades) and comic books such as Les Schtroumpfs, Titeuf, and Lucky Luke. Descriptions of books are in English. Also, French-language videos such as Tintin, Caillou, Babar, and Caroline, books on cassette/CD, and language learning courses.
English-language website where you can order French educational children’s magazines. Select “Games” and then select “Junior”. Note: the age given indicates the interest level of a French-language child, not the language capability of a child learning French.
The following is a selection of magazines available through this website : Wakou (3-7 years), Toboggan (5-7 years), J’apprends à lire (6-8 years), Wapiti (7-13 years), Julie (8-12 years)
Children’s books, books on cassette/CD, music CDs, CD-ROMs (e.g., Reader Rabbit, Scooby Doo), games such as Monopoly, Scrabble, and bingo (listed under “Kids Games”, “Teach with Bingo” and “Teach with Games”), films on video cassette and DVD formats, work/activity books (listed under “Kids Books”, subsection “Workbooks”), comic books, flash cards, Leap Pad Leap Frog Learning system, and more. Books include the Magic Bus, Babar, Beatrix Potter, Barney, Benjamin (Franklin), Sponge Bob, Dora, Harry Potter, Pop-Ups, My First Discoveries (Mes Premières Découvertes), and Scooby-Doo.
Midwest European Publications, Inc.
MEP School Division
915 Foster Street
Evanston, IL 60201-3199
This company has two catalogues, one for foreign language magazines (including children’s magazines) and one for foreign language books and cassettes: dictionaries, work books (crossword puzzles, Jouons avec Gaston and Le Français en Vacances activity books), easy-to-read books on cassette (e.g., Plaisir de Lire –Série Verte for 2nd grade and Plaisir de Lire – Série Blue for 3rd grade), literature books, grammar, writing, and vocabulary books. The products are all in French (no English-language instructions). Catalogue is in English.
Oui for Kids
Rothesay, New Brunswick – Canada
French books and software for children in grades Kindergarten through 12. Includes CD-ROM software for the computer, activity books, fiction and non-fiction. Under “resources”, find Bingo and songs (cassette and CD), flashcards, memory games, and more. Note: all prices are in Canadian dollars. The Company does ship to the U.S.A.
Presse Bayard Jeunesse
9709 Sotweed Drive
Potomac, MD 20854
French wedsite : www.bayard-jeunesse.com
Contact in the USA : firstname.lastname@example.org
The representative for our area, Mrs. Marie-Caroline Russell, is English-speaking and any of Bayard’s magazines can be ordered in U.S. dollars directly through her. This French publishing company publishes many French-language educational children’s magazines and even a children’s magazine on CD-ROM (Clic d’Api for 3-8 year olds). Following is a selection of magazines published by this company.
Babar (2-5 years), Pomme d’Api (3-7 years), Les Belles Histoires (3-7 years), Youpi (5-8 years), J’aime lire (6-10 years), Astrapi (7-11 yrs), Images DOC
Riverwood Publishers and Usborne Books
471 Eagle Street
Newmarket, Ontario L3Y 1K7
( (905) 853-8887
Fax: (905) 853-3330
English-language website with online catalogue. Click on “online catalogue”, search pull-down menu “French titles”. Book descriptions are in a mix of French and English. A French-language catalogue is available from Usborne’s American distributor, ADP Company, 2315 rue de la Province, Longueuil, Québec, Canada J49 194, Tel. (514) 523-1182.
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Par Anza | 30 August 2010Share