Languages › French Beginning French Reading Resources Share Flipboard Email Print Mixmike/E+/Getty Images French Vocabulary Pronunciation & Conversation Grammar Resources For Teachers By ThoughtCo Updated January 08, 2020 Are you or your students ready to try reading in French? Here is a selection of French readers for beginning to intermediate students, including short stories, novel excerpts, non-fiction, and poems chosen or written especially with beginning students in mind. 01 of 08 Beginner's French Reader, Anne Topping More than two dozen simple stories about everyday situations with pictures, exercises, and a complete glossary. For absolute beginners. 02 of 08 Easy French Reader, by R. de Roussy de Sales As you read fiction and non-fiction: short stories, historical sketches of France, biographies of famous French people, and more. Includes margin translations and comprehension exercises. This progressive reader can be used by absolute beginners to intermediates. 03 of 08 Poursuite à Québec, by Ian Fraser Part of the "Aventures canadiennes" series - a mystery and adventure story with simple vocabulary and sentence structure, illustrations, exercises, and a glossary. Beginning French. 04 of 08 Dialogues sympathiques: A Reader for Beginning French Students, by Anne Moreau Thirty brief, humorous dialogues and stories, with illustrations, exercises, and depictions of cultural characteristics of Francophone countries. Beginning French. 05 of 08 Joie de lire!, Harcourt School This series of three books aimed particularly at children includes a reader for each level: beginning, intermediate, and advanced. 06 of 08 Danger dans les Rocheuses, by Ian Fraser Part of the "Aventures canadiennes" series - a mystery and adventure story with simple vocabulary and sentence structure, illustrations, exercises, and a glossary. Beginning French. 07 of 08 Graded French Reader, Camille Bauer A collection of simplified exerpts of French novels, with pre- and post-reading activities, grammatical explanations, and footnote translations. Beginning to intermediate French. 08 of 08 Petits Contes Sympathiques, by June K. Phillips For high-beginning French students: more than two dozen humorous short stories about everyday situations in simple, authentic language.