French children's stories

Children's stories translated into French and spoken by a native French speaker. Great for kids... and adults too! Read along in French or English.

NEW Petit Poulet


The cautionary tale of un poulet tout à fait normal who unfortunately believes everything he reads on the internet. This story is written in the present tense, and the audio is a little faster than our other stories.

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NEW L'Oiseau et la baleine

The Bird and the Whale

Our first ever original tale: A whale and a bird fall in love. Everything is perfect. But the world doesn't stop turning just because a bird and a whale fall in love. Soon they need to fight to stay together. A story for adults as much as children.

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Les Trois petits cochons

The Three Little Pigs

Once upon a time there were three pigs who decide to build their own houses, only to run afoul of a wolf with an insatiable love for des côtelettes de porc. Lots of helpful repetition and pork-related vocabulary in this story.

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Boucles d'or et les trois ours

Goldilocks and the Three Bears

A precocious blonde girl breaks into the home of three bears, eats their food, destroys their furniture, and then falls asleep in one of their beds. Plenty of house vocabulary to enjoy in this story.

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Le Petit Chaperon Rouge

Little Red Riding Hood

Little Red Riding Hood ignores her mother's advice to "reste sur le chemin," and meets a cunning cross-dressing wolf while chasing butterflies. Are you afraid of Le Grand Méchant Loup?

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Le Vilain caneton

The Ugly Duckling

The classic tale of a goofy-looking duckling who finds his place in the world (after he grows into his good looks, of course).

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If you enjoy these stories, there are more over at my other experiment, Go there for more cute French stories with audio (and usually video versions too!)