- Paris-Chien: Adventures of an Expat Dog is arguably one of my favorite children’s books. (You may have totally missed that the title Paris-Chien is a play on words. When pronounced in French it sounds almost like “Parisian.”)
- Hudson in Provence is a sort of sequel to Paris-Chien where that lovable little expat dog named Hudson, goes on an adventure in the South of France. The artwork is simply stunning.
- Gaston is another favorite. You haven’t experienced cuteness until you have read this book. Just check out the description: “This is the story of four puppies: Fi-Fi, Foo-Foo, Ooh-La-La, and Gaston. Gaston works the hardest at his lessons on how to be a proper pooch. He sips—never slobbers! He yips—never yaps! And he walks with grace—never races! Gaston fits right in with his poodle sisters.” Add to cart.
- Paris: A Book of Shapes is parfait for toddlers learning shapes.
- A Walk in Paris takes you on a delightful promenade of Paris alongside a young girl and her grandfather. This one’s great for seeing all the sights and learning a couple French words and phrases.
- Come with me to Paris requires a bit of a disclaimer. It lost me at “s’il vous plez.” I’m not sure why the author chose to spell s’il vous plaît this way since it isn’t even phonetic, but if the spelling bee champion in you can get past this sort of thing, Come with me to Paris still deserves some loving for it’s cute illustrations. I like to make up my own story involving eating lots and lots of pastry.
- All Aboard! Paris: A French Primer is in regular rotation in our home. The illustrations are beyond adorable, and we love the bilingual phrases included throughout. We get such a thrill every time our little girl recognizes the monuments.
- This is Paris is a classic from Miroslav Sasek’s children’s travel series originally published in 1959. It takes you and your little one on a nostalgic journey through the cobblestoned streets of Paris.
- Madeline is an essential part of any young Francophile’s library. I love the whole series.
- Happy Birthday, Madame Chapeau is a cute story about a hat maker in Paris who always creates the perfect hats for her customers, but she has yet to find a hat that suits her. Little girls will swoon over this book.
Don’t forget to check out Part Two with all my favorite Paris children’s books!
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