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Kids' Books About France

Want to introduce your kids to France and famous landmarks like the cathedral of Notre Dame de Paris, the Eiffel Tower, and the Pont Neuf without leaving your couch? These books are just the ticket. From spunky girls lake Madeline and Eloise to brave, compassionate dogs like Hudson, who zips around Paris on a Vespa, the characters in these books will give kids a glimpse of France and French food and culture through their exciting adventures. There are a couple of biographies and some historical novels, too. To find more out-of-the ordinary reads, check out our Great Books for Summer Travel and Adventure Books.

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Adele & Simon Book Poster Image
Instant classic is like a kid tour of 1900s Paris.
By Barbara McClintock
(2007)
(2006)
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Anatole (50th Anniversary Edition) Book Poster Image
Well-aged tale of an epicurean mouse.
By Eve Titus
(2006)
(2006)
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Antoinette Book Poster Image
Fun with pups in Paris as girl pooch saves the day.
By Kelly DiPucchio
(2016)
(2017)
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Eloise in Paris Book Poster Image
Eloise's enthusiasm for Paris is delightful.
By Kay Thompson
(2003)
(1958)
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Madeline Book Poster Image
Rhyming classic is a sure winner with kids.
By Ludwig Bemelmans
(2003)
(1977)
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Madeline and the Bad Hat Book Poster Image
A little heavy-handed, but still a charming book.
By Ludwig Bemelmans
(2003)
(1957)
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Madeline and the Old House in Paris Book Poster Image
Madeline helps a ghost get his wish in charming tale.
By John Bemelmans Marciano
(2013)
(2013)
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Madeline's Rescue Book Poster Image
An exciting adventure in humorous verse.
By Ludwig Bemelmans
(2003)
(1953)
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Jazz Age Josephine Book Poster Image
Jazzy bio of Josephine Baker inspiring, bittersweet.
By Jonah Winter
(2012)
(2012)
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Hudson in Provence: Paris-Chien, Book 2 Book Poster Image
Hudson tries to be a working dog in South-of-France romp.
By Jackie Clark Mancuso
(2015)
(2015)
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Paris-Chien: Adventures of an Expat Dog: Paris-Chien, Book 1 Book Poster Image
Terrier adapts to new Paris home in charming dog tale.
By Jackie Clark Mancuso
(2014)
(2013)
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Hudson and the Puppy: Lost in Paris: Paris-Chien, Book 3 Book Poster Image
Dog helps homeless pup in charming Paris adventure.
By Jackie Clark Mancuso
(2018)
(2018)
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I, Crocodile Book Poster Image
Kids love funny crocodile and outrageous citizens.
By Fred Marcellino
(2003)
(1999)
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Linnea in Monet's Garden Book Poster Image
Wonderful intro to art and Monet through a kid's eyes.
By Christina Bjork, Lena Anderson
(2012)
(2012)
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The Story of Diva and Flea Book Poster Image
Beautiful art befits charming friendship story set in Paris.
By Mo Willems
(2015)
(2015)
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Django: World's Greatest Jazz Guitarist Book Poster Image
Moving bio of jazz guitarist has poetic text, gorgeous art.
By Bonnie Christensen
(2010)
(2009)
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Mac Undercover: Mac B., Kid Spy, Book 1 Book Poster Image
Rollicking spy adventure is loaded with humor.
By Mac Barnett
(2018)
(2018)
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A Dash of Magic: Bliss, Book 2 Book Poster Image
Young cook battles wicked aunt in fun, Paris-set sequel.
By Kathryn Littlewood
(2013)
(2013)
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Rooftoppers Book Poster Image
Soaring, quirky adventure has unforgettable characters.
By Katherine Rundell
(2013)
(2013)
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Monstrous Devices Book Poster Image
Toy robots come to life in fun, creepy European adventure.
By Damien Love
(2018)
(2018)
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The Assassin's Curse: Blackthorn Key, Book 3 Book Poster Image
Teen heroes spy on court of Louis XIV in gripping volume.
By Kevin Sands
(2017)
(2017)
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The Book of Boy Book Poster Image
Boy seeks relics in fun, mystical Middle Ages fantasy.
By Catherine Gilbert Murdock
(2018)
(2018)
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A Box of Gargoyles Book Poster Image
Friendship and family in Paris in exciting, creepy sequel.
By Anne Nesbet
(2013)
(2013)
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The Cabinet of Earths Book Poster Image
American kids find magical, creepy adventure in Paris.
By Anne Nesbet
(2011)
(2012)
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The Inquisitor's Tale: Or, the Three Magical Children and Their Holy Dog Book Poster Image
Poignant, funny medieval tale skewers ignorance, bigotry.
By Adam Gidwitz
(2016)
(2016)
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The Magician: The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel Book Poster Image
Magical twins take on Paris in exciting sequel.
By Michael Scott
(2008)
(2008)
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Mira's Diary: Lost in Paris Book Poster Image
Ambitious time-travel tale covers edgy French history, art.
By Marissa Moss
(2012)
(2012)
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