July 17, 2012

Paris in July - for the small ones

This Paris in July is extra special for me as it is the month that my partner and I are expecting our little Baby BookBath to arrive. She already has a full bookcase awaiting her arrival and quite a few Paris/French related reading waiting for her...


Madeline is a classic that I just had to have for her collection - I even managed to find a board book copy so she read it earlier in her life!



I haven't actually read The Fleurville Trilogy by Countess de Segur but I have read that they are supposed to "French Classics" and they are beautiful, cute books that I'm hoping will be a good read as well.



Pom Pom Where are You? is a gorgeous picture book about a dog lost in Paris - already a favourite with me!


The Invention of Hugo Cabret is a book I actually bought for myself after seeing and falling in love with the movie version of the book - but I am willing to share my books with Baby BookBath!

Are there other French children's books you would recommend I add to this collection? I'm sure there are many missing...

13 comments:

Marg said...

The Fleurville books look gorgeous together like that!

It's not a French book, but my nephew really liked Mr Chicken goes to Paris! It's a fun read.

Emily at Gallic Books said...

Hi Karen, very best wishes for the safe arrival of your little one.

The Little Prince is available in lots of attractive editions, and I'm very fond of Baba the elephant!

Do you know Phoenix Yard books? They specialise in translations of contemporary French children's books. I interviewed their founder a few months ago http://bit.ly/wHW3ZL

Also have you seen this collection of scary French picture books? Very funny http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/gallery/2012/may/30/terrifying-french-childrens-books-in-pictures?CMP=twt_gu#/?picture=390846367&index=0

bibliolathas said...

Congratulations! I rather like the translations into French of Beatrix Potter's little books (Pierre Lapin; Noisette l'écureuil [Squirrel Nutkin!!]) - even cuter in French!

Karen said...

Hi Marg - thanks for reminding me about Mr Chicken Goes to Paris - I bought that for my niece sometime ago so I will have to look out for a copy for my little one.

Hi Emily - thanks for your suggestions - I had completely forgotten about The Little Prince!

Hi bibliolathas - They do sound very cute!

Nan said...

I so love Madeline, and read all the stories to my own little ones years ago.

Jeanie said...

Congratulations on Baby Bookbath and what a wonderful selection of books! I suspect Baby BB will have a FINE library!

Tamara said...

Ahh, I'm so excited about Baby Bookbath joining our blogging world too: Wonderful post Karen. I'll enjoy reading some of those books one day - I've never read Madeline - only seen the movies...

Louise said...

Congratulations on the imminent arrival of Bebe BookBath. And what a lucky girl she is already, with all those books waiting for her. I hadn't heard of Pom Pom, but will check it out. I so loved Hugo Cabret, it's extraordinary. Madeleine is a classic of course. I have the Fleurville books on my TBR too. I did a Paris in July post about toys in Paris, and was reminded of T'Choupi and Le Petit Nicholas (not sure how girls would like that one, I haven't read it yet).

http://astrongbeliefinwicker.blogspot.com.au/2012/07/toys-of-paris.html

Dot said...

All of those books are beautiful, they look very French!

Nadia said...

Congrats on Baby BookBath!! Those books look fabulous and very French - perfect for the baby's library :)

Karen said...

Hi Nan - Yes, I read them to my nieces and nephews now too - they are such gorgeous books.

Hi Jeanie - she is well and truly on her way to having a wonderful library - Ihope she likes reading!!

Hi Aunty T - I suspect you will be doing a lot of reading to the little one!

Hi Louise - thanks for the link - I will definitely have to check these out...

Hi Dot - I know, I kind of want them on my own bookshlef - hopefully she will share with me!!

Hi Nadia - thank you so much!

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