French Language, Literature & Culture

Your guide to print and online sources for French language learning, easy reading and culture.

Easy Readers

Text showing French short story side by side with English translation

Easy readers and other bilingual books can help you learn a language by pairing short readings in the language you're learning with English side by side. Try reading the text and if you get stuck, look at the translation.

All of these titles are in French with parallel English translation. Click a title to check its availability.

Cartoons / Comics / Manga

Explore the adventures of Astérix and Obélix, Lucky Luke, or Tintin. Click a title to check its availability. Search Library Quick Search for more French comics.

The following titles are in fairly easy French. 
Illustration of the dog Belle and the boy Sebastien

Find French Cartoon Videos

Many cartoon videos are available in French (without subtitles) on YouTube. Some are basic, some are more advanced.  Search YouTube with the name of a cartoon and the words "français" like this:

Lucky Luke français

Here are some French cartoons you can find:

  • Astérix et Obélix
  • Lucky Luke
  • Les aventures de Tintin
  • Barbapapa
  • Petit Ours Brun
  • Trotro
  • Le Petit Nicolas
  • Les malheurs de Sophie
  • Titeuf

You can even find French versions of cartoons you have seen in English like Pokemon, Peppa Pig, and The Simpsons!

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