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Albertine Prix Jeunesse 2019

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The Prix Albertine Jeunesse, a reader's choice award, invites children between 3 and 11 years of age to choose their favorite book from a selection of works of Francophone youth literature that are available in English translation. The prize seeks to reinforce the practice and love of reading among children.

All books from the prize selection are available at Albertine in both languages. The theme for this year's selection is "heroes and heroines", and offers different books for each age category: 3-6 years, 7-9 years, and 10-11 years.

Voting will take place between May 1 and May 15, 2019 on the Albertine website or in person at the bookstore. We invite parents and their children, as well as teachers and their students, to discover our book selection, and to vote for their favorite titles!

Discover our 2018 selection :

3-6 years old

  • La chose (Edmond, The Thing), by Astrid Desbordes and Marc Boutavant (ed. Nathan, 2015)
  • Le petit fantôme qui voulait qu’on le voie (The Lonely Little Ghost), by Bénédicte Guettier (ed. Casterman, 2008)
  • Jojo l’ombrelle (Jojo and the Food Fight!), by Didier Lévy and Nathalie Dieterlé (ed. Belin jeunesse, 2015)
  • Alors, ça mord ? (Something’s Fishy), by Jean Gourounas (ed. L’atelier du poisson soluble, 2015)

7-9 years old

  • Brindille (Feather), by Rémi Courgeon (ed. Milan, 2012)
  • Le prince Tigre (The Tiger Prince), by Chen Jiang Hong (ed. École des loisirs, 2005)
  • Le Grand Antonio (The Great Antonio), by Élise Gravel (ed. de la Pastèque, 2014)
  • Mon chien qui pue (My Stinky Dog), by Christine Roussey (ed. de la Martinière Jeunesse, 2015)

10-11 years old

  • Mireille (Cloud Chaser), by Anne-Fleur Drillon and Eric Puybaret (ed. Margot, 2014)
  • Le Livre de Perle (The Book of Pearl), by Timothée de Fombelle (ed. Gallimard Jeunesse, 2014)
  • Malala pour le droit des filles à l’éducation (Malala : Activist for Girls’ Education), by Raphaële Frier and Aurélia Fronty (ed. Rue du monde, 2015)


All twelve books were shortlisted by the staff of Albertine Books in New York City, the AEFE network of North America, the Book Department at the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in the U.S., and the French Embassy in Canada.

For more information, please contact Ségolène Merlet, Conseillère pédagogique AEFE at cpaien.an.washington@aefe.fr