Beyond Madeline: Children's Books set in Paris

Updated: CLICK HERE to see all a round-up  of Paris picture and chapter books for children.

I'm a little bit excited: I've been stockpiling books set in Paris. We all know about Madeline, but what other children's picture and chapter books are set in Paris? Starting this Friday I'm going to begin "April in Paris."

Although I do have a stack of books I am planning on including (fingers crossed I have time to review them all), I would love it if you would pass on the titles of your favorite children's books set in Paris, especially if they are not to be found under "Paris (France) -- fiction" in the Library Card Catalog.

To get ready for the journey, you might want to start with three books I've already posted about:
Adèle and Simon, Dodsworth in Paris and Mirette and the High Wire
Adèle & Simon Dodsworth in ParisMirette on the High Wire

Can you think of a better place to spend April?

CLICK HERE to see all my reviews of Paris picture and chapter books for children.


Even in Australia said...

I've never been to Paris and would love to go. Since this is as close as I'm going to get for the forseeable future, I'm looking forward to your reviews! We have already placed Adele & Simon on hold at the library. Unfortunately, no other suggestions come to mind right now, but I'll let you know if inspiration strikes.

mouseprints said...

My girls love the Adele and Simon books and Mirette.
There is also the classic "The Story of Babar, The Little Elephant" by Jean de Brunhoff, where Babar goes from the jungle to Paris.
And we have reserved "Oops" by Jean-Luc Fromental, a picture book of a Parisian family tromping through the streets of Paris trying to get to the airport, as a chain reaction of events unfolds.
( And there are more Adele and Simon books and another Mirette book called "Starring Mirette and Bellinni".)

Brimful Curiosities said...

Besides Madeline, we haven't read any of the books you've mentioned. Looking forward to hearing more about them.

When I was researching pictures books with masterpieces and art, I ran across a book called Hugo and Miles In I've Painted Everything. I believe that might have something to do with Paris.

Raising a Happy Child said...

We read the first Babar - and.. eek. A lot more gruesome than I expected. One book that we read last year was Everybody Bonjours - it had nice illustrations but too little story. I am looking forward to spending April in Paris on your blog. We might actually go there in late May.

learning ALL the time!!/Susan said...

This is such a great idea! I will be following you.
We've read "Dodsworth in Paris". My younger daughter really likes the few Dodsworth stories she's read.

MaryAnne said...

I lived in Paris for three years, so I'm looking forward to reading about all these books! I'll let you know if I can think of any.

bioluminescence said...

A Giraffe Goes to Paris is FABULOUS picture book nonfiction.
Looking forward to reading some books about Brooklyn soon as we will be passing through there so I can take my daughter to the Mermaid Parade!

Storied Cities said...

@biolum. Thanks for the book suggestion. Don't forget to read Mermaids on Parade by Melanie Hope Greenberg!

Nichole said...


When I saw you were doing a Paris theme I immediately thought of Madeline. I started scrolling back because I just knew there had to be a Madeline post. I guess I was right and wrong. :)

Great theme though!

Storied Cities said...

Thanks Nichole! I decided not to do Madeline since she's the go-to Paris girl. But maybe I'll change my mind. Who knows.

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