Paris

Adventure awaits in the City of Light!

Romance and wonder, history and culture are around every corner.

madeline “In an old house in Paris covered with vines…” So begins the classic tale of Madeline by Ludwig Bemelmans.  As the “twelve little girls in two straight lines” make their way through Paris the delightful illustrations take us on a tour of the most iconic monuments in the city and with Madeline it is never dull.  This Caldecott Honor book is the perfect introduction to the city of Paris. PB

parisThis is Paris is part of Miroslav Sasek’s delightful children’s travel series, originally published in the 1960’s.  The integrity of Sasek’s illustrations and story have been maintained, while information has been updated when appropriate.  A wonderful introduction to the City of Light! PB

 

walkparisA Walk in Paris Join a girl and her grandfather as they wander the streets of Paris in Salvatore Rubbino’s ode to the sights and sounds of the city on the Seine.  Discover all Paris has to offer- from Notre Dame to the delectable pastries – in this lovely description of the highlights. PB

 

bonjourEverybody Bonjours! Enjoy a Parisian welcome around every corner in this book by Leslie Kimmelman.  The perky rhyming text and repetitive “Bonjours” keep kids engaged and excited to discover all Paris has to offer! PB

 

dodparis Dodsworth in Paris  Tim Egan’s adorable Dodsworth is in Paris for the very first time, unfortunately so is the crazy Duck.  Join them as they put on their berets and tour the city in a madcap adventure that only a misbehaving duck can cause.  ER-1

 

recipeforadventure-paris The second book in chef Giada De Laurentiis’s Recipe For Adventure series, Paris is a surprisingly wonderful early reader book that highlights the culture, history, and food of Paris.  It has a nice life lesson immersed in the story of siblings Emilia and Alfie who are magically transported to Paris and find themselves as part of a kids cooking school for a week.   The book includes recipe cards so you can make some of the wonderful treats that Emilia and Alfie enjoy! ER-2/3

tsparisThea Stilton and the Mystery in Paris -The Thea Sisters are taking on the City of Lights in this fashion packed adventure.  When Collette’s friend Julie discovers her latest fashion creations have been stolen it is up to the Thea Sisters to track down the thief before the fashion show begins.  Can they save the day?  In addition to being a fun adventure read, the Thea Stilton books contain great non-fiction information about the history and culture of each location.  A perfect combination to inspire future world travelers!  ER-3/4

abbyparisWhat Goes Up Must Come Down  In this, the 18th installment of the Amazing Days of Abby Hayes Series, Abby is thrilled to be going to Paris with her family.  But, as usual, her family just isn’t cooperating with her plans and dreams.  So Abby decides it is time to determine her own plan for this vacation – and heads to the Eiffel Tower.  Things don’t go exactly as planned, and she discovers that, as wonderful as Paris is, it is better with family.

hugoThe Invention of Hugo Cabret Brian O. Selznick weaves a spell binding mystery that takes young orphan Hugo, on a path that could reveal his most precious secret.  An amalgamation of genres the story and illustrations weave together a tender tale that has become a modern classic.  MR-5

 

rooftoppersIn the historical novel Rooftoppers by Katherine Rundell,  Sophie is rescued from a shipwreck, taken in by Charles, and raised in a loving, if unorthodox way.  But when a child services group threatens her removal to an orphanage, they flee to Paris where Sophie is convinced her mother is still alive.  On her search she encounters a group of remarkable children who travel across Paris in the most unusual way, and may be able to help her solve the mystery of where her mother could be. MR – 5

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