Spring Story Time - L'Heure du conte: Le Printemps

We have highlighted some of the best online picture books with audio narration available on Culturethèque.

If you are not yet familiar with the e-library platform, take a look here – it’s FREE for all AF students.

Let's rejoice at the breath of spring air as well as the celebration of Easter holidays.

« Caillou: Joyeuses Pâques »


Caillou and friends visit a family farm for Easter. From the decoration of Easter eggs and the famous egg hunt the follows to the Easter dinner, we’ll learn all about the traditional celebration.

« Dans la mare, il y a canard »


With the return of spring, the duck finds himself again in the company of his many animal friends. These animal characters are all designed in a unique way where the spelling of their name literally forms their body! Fascinating way for vocabulary learning by the way. 

« Féerie du printemps »


This is a beautiful work which entices audience of all ages. Striking illustrations are accompanied by a poetic text. One will find so many details in the imagery that one can immerse oneself in the dreamlike spring season with the sound of French even without fully understanding the text.

« Cici Hérisson »


We join Cici the hedgedog, finally awaken in spring after his long hibernation, on his first walk in the forest where he will encounter some mysterious red mushrooms. What could be interesting to all our local learners is that the story is in fact an adaptation of an ancient Chinese tale.

« Moi, j’attendais la pluie »


This is a more particular story. A tale about a village in Burkina Faso, in West Africa, awaiting the first rain of spring. With simple and minimalist storytelling, it nonetheless offers us a glance into the landscape and ordinary life of this French speaking country.

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