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10 Poésie Picks: French Poetry for Children

For children who are learning to read in French, poetry offers new ways to explore, enjoy, and absorb the language. There really is magic in poems: Just think of the lines of poetry, starting with Mother Goose, that have stayed with you since childhood.

Here are 10 excellent collections that will appeal to readers (and listeners) aged 3 to 18.

Album de Poésies

This beautiful collection includes the greats of French poetry: Ronsard, Desnos, La Fontaine, Baudelaire, Rimbaud, and many more.

Ages 3 to 5.

Does your child already have a favorite collection of poems? Let us know, and inspire other young readers, in the comments below. Merci.

Cover image from Petits poèmes à roulettes by François David and Julie Mercier  


Katie is a reader, editor and note taker who works as a Content Writer at Bookwitty. Originally from Wisconsin, she's at home in Dublin.


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