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Where To Buy French Book for Children?

Date Posted:  Friday, May 1, 2020

As summer approaches and families are looking for ways to keep their child exposed to French, what better ways than books? Besides fostering a second language, reading has many benefits such as supporting language and literacy skills in young children all the way through adolescence.

We’ve tapped the knowledge of the EB community and have done some of our own research. Here is a non-exhaustive list of places and resources to buy or rent French books for children:

European Books and Media

Physical bookstore right in Oakland from a former EB parent! You can browse the catalog online (adults, kids, audiobooks) and pick-up your books curbside. They have French textbooks for all ages and cahiers de vacances/workbooks available from G1 to G5. 
If you have any inquiry or need to place an order or make an appointment, please email to info@europeanbook.com or call (510) 922-9157. Map to the store.

Albertine

French bookstore of the Cultural Services from the French Embassy in New York. Curated selection of French books for children available online.

Des Livres et Délices US

Located in North Carolina, this library sells hundreds of books online in French for young readers. Shipping is $5 for books, or free on orders of $49 and more. 5% offered to the EB Community, contact them at info@deslivresetdelicesus.com to get the discount ! 

French Books Online

French books for all ages shipped from the US. Based in New Hampshire. Free shipping on orders of $49 and more. 

Lectures de France

Located in South Carolina, this online bookstore offers 1,400+ different French titles, for all ages. Games in French are also offered. Shipping fee starts at $5.50 for a 2-6 days delivery.

BookoTroc

Bookotroc is a French website that allows you to exchange your French books within the United States using a points system and a yearlong subscription. Read more about their approach in the FAQ

Les Petits Livres

Rent books in French for children from 0 to 12 years old. Free shipping to receive and send back the books. Their collection of over three thousands titles keeps growing every month. They have a large selection in each age group. See how it works.

FNAC

Order directly from France with La Fnac, the most famous library in France. Express delivery (2-3 business days) for the USA is available starting at $12 for one book (add about $2 for each additional book).

Book Occaz

Used books (novels, historical, SF, bios, comics, kids) for very good prices (about 70% off). Delivery is free for any $25 orders (allow up 2 to 4 weeks for shipping). For any information, you can contact (in French): contact@bookoccaz.fr