French Beginner Chapter Books for Kids

Looking for some easy French chapter books for kids?

I asked our Instagram community which books “sparked a love of reading” for their child, and they came through with incredible responses.

These captivating series are perfect for young readers who are just beginning their French reading journey. With engaging stories, lovable characters, and exciting adventures. Click the images to be taken to our Amazon links (for easy purchasing!).

French Comic Book Series: Super Chien 🐶🦸‍♂️

Join the courageous Super Chien (Super Dog) on his funny missions to save the day! This action-packed series, written by Dav Pilkey, will have your child laughing, cheering, and eagerly turning the pages.

This is my son’s current favourite beginner French chapter book and it has also sparked a love of drawing! At the end of each book, there are step-by-step visual instructions on how to draw a few of the book’s characters. 

Beginner French Chapter Book Series: Maîtres des dragons 🐉

Let your child’s imagination soar with the epic adventures of the Maîtres des dragons (Masters of Dragons)! In this series, children follow young heroes as they train to become dragon masters and embark on exciting quests.

When I was a classroom teacher, I read this series with my students and they were always beginner for more!

La cabane magique 🏰✨ : French Chapter Books

Step into the enchanted world of La cabane magique (The Magic Tree House)! Written by Mary Pope Osborne, this beloved series takes readers on fun time-traveling adventures, exploring different places and historical periods.

I actually remember reading these as a child- it was one of the first series that sparked a love of reading for me!

Geronimo Stilton 🐭🔍 

Follow the funny and exciting stories of Geronimo Stilton, the famous mouse journalist! This series was a real hit with children at my school. There are many fun books within this series.

Mercy Watson French Book Series 🐷🥞

Meet Mercy Watson, the lovable pig with a passion for buttered toast! This heartwarming series, written by Kate DiCamillo and illustrated by Chris Van Dusen, follows the adventures of Mercy as she brings joy and laughter to her neighbourhood.

This series had my students laughing out loud at every page, I definitely recommend giving these books a try!

Charlotte la licorne 🦄🌈

Enter the magical (and hilarious) world of Charlotte la licorne (Charlotte the Unicorn)! Written by Cressida Cowell, this funny series features the delightful adventures of Charlotte and her friends as they explore the wonders of their whimsical realm.

I have yet to read this series myself, but our 123 Petits Pas community recommended it several times and so I had to add it to the list! You’ll have to let me know what you think. 🙂

These beginner chapter books offer engaging stories, age-appropriate vocabulary, and captivating illustrations to make reading in French a joyful experience for your child.

Whether your child is reading independently or enjoying these books together as a family, the journey through these series will be sure to keep everyone entertained!

Happy reading, les amis! 📚❤️

If you have any questions or need any support at all, please don’t hesitate to contact me, Madame Amy, at: [email protected].

Madame Amy

Madame Amy

Founder of 123 Petits Pas Inc., Certified French teacher, and mother of 2 bilingual boys.

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