Prix Albertine Jeunesse

The Prix Albertine Jeunesse is a reader’s choice award that invites
children to choose their favorite Francophone book with available English translation!


The Albertine bookshop, located in New York, is an integral part of the Cultural Services of the French Embassy and helps brings to life the French government’s commitment to French-American cultural exchange.

This year, Albertine Books is launching the first Albertine Prix Jeunesse. This reader’s choice award invites children between 3 and 11 years of age to choose their favorite book from a selection of works of Francophone youth literature which is also available in English translation.

All of the books from prize selection are available at Albertine in both original French and English translation. Voting will take place at Albertine and online between May 1st and 15th, 2019 on the Albertine website, or in person at the store ! After results are announced on June 5th, 2019, one winning author will be invited to meet with young readers at select locations throughout the U.S. and Canada in 2020.

We hope to involve as many of you as possible in this exciting initiative and to reinforce the love of reading as well as the discovery of Francophone literature for children living in the U.S. and Canada.

Twelve books have been selected and sorted per age category (3-6 years, 7-9 years, and 10-11 years). This year, our preference went to “heroes and heroines”, calling for captivating reads!

The Albertine Prix Jeunesse is particularly suited to school children: it is ideal for a classroom, so we strongly encourage teachers to get in touch to involve their students.

If you teach in an accredited French school (AEFE), contact:
Ségolène Merlet, Conseillère pédagogique AEFE,
Côte Est,
Laurence Madamour, Conseillère pédagogique AEFE,
Côte Ouest,

If you teach in an American school, contact:
Heather Seeley,

If you teach in a bilingual/dual-language program, contact :
Solène Burtz,

Discover our 2018 selection :

To order books, please complete the attached order form (“Bon de commande”) and return it to Sandrine Butteau ( and Jeannie and Laura (

3-6 years old
• La chose (Edmond, The Thing), by Astrid Desbordes and Marc Boutavant (ed. Nathan, 2015)
• Le petit fantôme qui voulait qu’on le voie (The Lonely Little Ghost), by Bénédicte Guettier (ed. Casterman, 2008)
• Jojo l’ombrelle (Jojo and the Food Fight!), by Didier Lévy and Nathalie Dieterlé (ed. Belin jeunesse, 2015)
• Alors, ça mord ? (Something’s Fishy), by Jean Gourounas (ed. L’atelier du poisson soluble, 2015)

7-9 years old
• Brindille (Feather), by Rémi Courgeon (ed. Milan, 2012)
• Le prince Tigre (The Tiger Prince), by Chen Jiang Hong (ed. École des loisirs, 2005)
• Le Grand Antonio (The Great Antonio), by Élise Gravel (ed. de la Pastèque, 2014)
• Mon chien qui pue (My Stinky Dog), by Christine Roussey (ed. de la Martinière Jeunesse, 2015)

10-11 years old
• Mireille (Cloud Chaser), by Anne-Fleur Drillon and Eric Puybaret (ed. Margot, 2014)
• Le Livre de Perle (The Book of Pearl), by Timothée de Fombelle (ed. Gallimard Jeunesse, 2014)
• Malala pour le droit des filles à l’éducation (Malala : Activist for Girls’ Education), by Raphaële Frier and Aurélia Fronty (ed. Rue du monde, 2015)»


Last modified on 19/12/2018

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