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Summer Reads for Kids

Dear readers,

What should you be reading this summer? No matter where you’re vacationing, and relaxing, or commuting this summer it is always nice to have a book in your hand. We have a list for French literature lovers looking for something new during these warm months ranging from comics all the way to erudite novels and essays. To keep up to date with the summer list and to support your favorite books follow @FrenchBooksUSA and #frenchsummerreads

Kids Novels

1. Margaux Othats, The Hunt, Penny Candy Books 2017, (La Chasse, Éditions Magnani 2014)
A young girl builds and rebuilds a sculpture out of rocks she finds strewn around as two hunters repeatedly shoot her creation to bits. She perseveres, though, and creates a testament to the creative spirit and a condemnation of violence. The Hunt is at its core about the power of creativity and endurance over the forces of destruction. 

2. Alexandra Pichard, Pen Pals, Aladdin Simon & Schuster 2017, (Cher Bill, Gallimard jeunesse 2014)
An octopus and an ant are paired up to write letters for a school project in this charming picture book in the tradition of Dear Mr. Blueberry. For an entire school year, Oscar the ant and Bill the octopus send letters to each other as part of a school project. 

3. Elisa Géhin & Bernard Duisit, Can You Keep a Straight Face?, Thames & Hudson 2017, (Ça va pas la tête, Actes Sud Jeunesse 2014)
Can you keep a straight face? Straight eyebrows? Straight lips? A straight...nose? These color-illustrated pages are packed with interactive tabs that allow children to pull funny faces with impunity.

4. Raphaële Frier & Aurélia Fronty, Malala: Activist for Girls' Education, Charlesbridge 2017, (Malala pour le droit des filles à l'éducation, Rue du monde 2015)
At 15, Malala Yousafzai fought for the right for all girls to receive an education and the Taliban attempted to kill her. But this did not stop her activism. At eighteen, she became the youngest person to be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for her work to ensure the education of all children around the world.


Non-Fiction Summer reads

Fiction Summer reads

Graphic Novel Summer reads