Joyeux Noel

caillou.jpgThe last person on my shopping list is my 6 year old niece. She’s in French immersion and is well above her reading and writing level in the language. I’d love to get her a book for Christmas but I can’t find one anywhere. Chapters doesn’t have any kids books in French, and I had no luck at Book Warehouse. I was told to try Sophia Books on Hastings so maybe I’ll have some luck there – is there any other place in town to get a kid’s book in French?

4 Comments so far

  1. TooMad (unregistered) on December 19th, 2006 @ 12:06 pm

    Try KidsBooks on West Broadway…
    They’ve got a small but good French section.


  2. Bee (unregistered) on December 19th, 2006 @ 12:28 pm

    A great place for kids books is the book store in Edgemont Village. They have a selection of French books for kids in the age range your looking for.

    Kids Books in the Village
    3040 Edgemont Blvd.
    North Vancouver, BC
    604-986-6190

    Good luck!


  3. keith lim (unregistered) on December 19th, 2006 @ 2:16 pm

    Sophia Books (Hastings, very near SFU Harbour Centre) is a fine bookstore, but remember, it’s a multi-lingual bookstore. So while there’s certainly a French section (by far larger and better than what you’d find at Chapters, Book Warehouse, etc.), it also has a Spanish section, an Italian section, a Japanese section, and so on. French books will be only a small part of the store, and children’s books will be only a small part of that. So while you should certainly go to Sophia and have a look, if you can find a specifically French language bookstore, it would be even better. However, I have no idea where one is, if there’s even one in the Vancouver area.

    Good luck with the search, and remember that there’s no harm in buying a book above her level, (e.g. instead of a “kid’s book”, why not a “young adult’s book” instead?)


  4. Rebecca (unregistered) on December 19th, 2006 @ 2:23 pm

    Awesome! I’ll probably try all of the above. Thanks for the advice :)



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