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French Short Stories

Thirty French Short Stories for Beginners to Improve your French Vocabulary

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Do you struggle to find French reading material for beginners and intermediates?

Look no further! Introducing French Short Stories!

Improve your French with 30 easy French stories for beginners and intermediates.
30 short stories easily readable, covering everyday topics. The stories cover a variety of themes, including travel, friendship, family, and more. They are written in clear and concise language, making them easy to understand for beginners. The book also includes questions and answers for each story, allowing readers to test their comprehension and reinforce their understanding of the vocabulary. 
Read 1 story a day for 30 days and improve your French in only a month!

French Short Stories 
has been written by a French teacher for French learners from beginner to intermediate level. Reading a story and answering the questions will take you less than 15 minutes a day.

Each chapter includes:
– A French short story easily readable with only 250 words and highlighted focused vocabulary to learn faster.
– The English translation of each story.
– Focused vocabulary including parts of speech, in French and in English.
– Multiple choice questions for beginners.
– Short answer questions for intermediate.

But not only! At the end of the book, you will find a French-English glossary of all the highlighted vocabulary in the stories.

Improve your listening skills
Each story has been recorded in slow and clear French by a native French speaker (me).
Download the audio of all the stories for free and start improving your French listening skills today.

Grab your copy today and enjoy learning!


Free Preview of French Short Stories

Please note that the PDF and the Paperback/Hardcopy have different layouts because of page size.
Only the PDF has coloured illustrations.

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Reviews

Charlotte in CA
Excellent Book!
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This author is a A+ FRENCH INSTRUCTION EXPERT! This book and everything else published by this author is well worth purchasing. This particular book has easily digestible short stories with English translations, vocab lists, audios, multiple choice questions and written short answer responses - just what a French learner needs for reinforcement and growth. I also use this author's pronunciation book and conjugation books - which are accompanied by audios and videos - through her website Highly recommend this and her other products for honing French reading, speaking and writing!
Sir Shopsalot
Sir Shopsalot
Another Excellent Book
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I moved to France knowing no French. Dylane’s books and videos have been my lifeline. This latest book is no exception. The stories relate to real life, so they are useful in everyday life. The glossary includes the genders. This is incredibly important, because proper sentence construction depends on knowing genders. I have used workbooks that don’t include this key information and you spend half your time looking up words for their genders. I don’t need to know how to look up a word, I need to know the gender!! Dylane understands what is important. The questions are helpful and it is so convenient to have the questions and answers right after the reading, no flipping to the back of the book and again to the front. Time-saving, once again. Finally, the audio is done in Dylane’s typical style. Her slowly and clearly executed sentences make it easy to understand and practice repeating. This ticks all the boxes: reading, listening, speaking, and writing. It is an incredibly good value and I highly recommend it for anyone who has a basic level (end of A1) French.
Kesia M Gonzalez
Kesia M Gonzalez
Brilliant Book!
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The highlighted vocabulary lists and questions are so helpful for the retention of the learning material. This is my fifth book from Dylane and all her books just keeps getting better and better. Dylane is the BEST!
Mr S R Barrett
Excellent book
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Another great book from Dylane. A collection of short stories around the A2/B1 level. The inclusion of exercises and downloadable audio makes it a great all round package to improve your French reading and listening.
Elaine Greener
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I have recently purchased French Short Stories and I love it! The fact it isn’t just a straight forward book boring book to read is ideal for someone like myself who is learning to speak French as a necessity after having moved to France. I am limiting myself to reading one story per day as suggested by Dylane and I look forward to my daily fix. I love the fact there is a quiz after each story and also you can obtain the audio to go with it. The story is also written in English to help you if you get stuck. All in all a fantastic book and excellent value for the price. I thoroughly recommend this to anyone looking for a more interesting way to learn French.
Amazon Customer
Dylene Moreau is the Best French teacher!
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Book is so thorough with general topics used in everyday conversations and audio visual vocabulary and quizzes! I’ve learned so much! I’m learning from scratch and Moreau explains everything.
K Burke
Fantastic resource
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All of Dylane's content is top notch. This book is no different. Be sure to check out her YouTube and website content if you're learning French. She has tons of free content to get you started and keep you interested and challenged. I have the audio of this book on my phone and I follow along with the stories as she reads. A great resource for those beginning to learn French.
Morgan & Milo
French Short Stories to Improve your French Vocabulary (Kindle)
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As someone who has struggled with learning French, I found this book to be an invaluable tool in my journey towards fluency. It seems specifically tailored for beginners and intermediate learners, but don't let that discourage you if you're more advanced; the stories are engaging and enjoyable on their own merit. Content: The thirty stories are indeed short, accessible, and varied in theme. Topics such as travel, friendship, family, and daily life make the content relatable and engaging. The author's decision to keep each story at 250 words keeps the reader's task manageable, allowing for consistent daily practice. Educational Value: The questions and answers following each story are an excellent addition, providing immediate feedback and comprehension checks. The inclusion of multiple-choice questions for beginners and short-answer questions for intermediates caters to different learning levels, showing a thoughtful approach. The French-English glossary at the end of the book is a useful reference tool, particularly for those who want to dive into vocabulary. Listening Skills: The accompanying audio, recorded by a native French speaker, is a fantastic bonus. The clear and slow narration is excellent for those wanting to improve their listening skills. Translation: Having the English translation of each story might be seen as a crutch by some, but I found it to be helpful, especially in the early stages of learning. It allows readers to confirm their understanding and quickly grasp the meaning of new words or phrases. Potential Drawbacks: The book may not offer much to advanced French speakers looking for a challenge. Some readers may prefer a more immersive approach without English translations. Conclusion: "French Short Stories" is a carefully crafted learning tool that makes learning French feel less like a chore and more like an engaging experience. It's not just about rote learning but also about building an understanding of context, nuance, and the culture behind the language. The stories are enjoyable, the exercises are thoughtfully designed, and the audio component adds an essential dimension to the learning experience. Whether you're just starting or want to refresh your French skills, this book is a delightful and effective way to do so. I can't wait for more of Dylane's French Short Stories. I hear that a new release is coming soon, and based on the quality and effectiveness of this collection, it's sure to be another valuable tool for French learners of all levels. The anticipation builds as I look forward to continuing my journey with French through these engaging narratives.
American English Podcast
Thank you!! Wonderful.
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As an ESL teacher, I LOVE when other language teachers love what they do. Dylane clearly loves her work; she put a lot of thought into every single page. It’s so easy to follow, 100% doable the way she set it up and I can’t believe how easy it was to get the audio (and free!!). What a very cool touch and much appreciated! Thanks a million! One tip: Next time I’d love if there was audio for the answer key as well, I have a hard time with questions in French and would love to shadow / hear those responses.
Gus Gilber
Great practice read
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These stories help me keep up with learning French. I like the vocabulary and the comprehension questions. Great to take along on a trip or just some time at home. Needed this. Thank you!!!!
Intermediate French learner
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Stories are short and believable everyday situations. New words and phrases are highlighted and explained. You are given an opportunity to answer questions in French and take a multiple choice test. All are designed to increase your comprehension and vocabulary. Highly recommend this book.
Awesome French story book, and more!
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Dylane’s passion for teaching French is evident in the high quality of her books. This book has interesting real life stories, vocabulary lists to help understand the story without having to look up words and exercises. The layout and design of the book is both well planned and beautiful. Thank you once again Dylane!
Amazon Customer
Excellent reference book
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Just purchased this book by the wonderful French Teacher, Dylane. It is so easy to navigate and the way it is set out is perfect for beginner/intermediate learners. I hope there are many more books to come. Well done Dylane 🧡
Easy to understand
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Have been taking French lessons for 8 months in a language school in Hong Kong(one 2-hrs class per week), I found that more study materials and time are needed if I want to speed up my learning progress. I've read many instagram posts of Dylane (the author) and find her very systematic, with clear explanation and good speaking pace, which makes french easier to learn. Received 3 of her books yesterday (bought 5 recently). Love the layout : highly readable. And the contents are easily digestable. This "French Short Stories" with all the vocabulary, translations and audios available for download, is sure a convenient and useful tool to help my reading+listening+speaking skills. Thank you Dylane for all the valuable resources(Instagram, books, audios, youtube, etc) provided for french learners. Sure will enjoy my French learning journey with all these valuable resources.
Sandy L.
Great reading material to improve your French!
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Simple and engaging stories with full English translation plus exercises. I especially love that audio is available and you can read along while listening to Dylane's perfect French pronunciation and soothing voice.
Muhaned Yousif
The best French Short Stories book.
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My wife gave me this book as a book. This is by far the best French short stories book. It is good for high beginner/low intermediate level. I love that there is an English translation text on the same page with the French text.
Andrea Sosa Fontaine
Great for those with a little bit of beginner french
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Love the format of these books!! I know just a bit of beginner French and what I can remember from some elementary and high school classes (more than 20 years ago). These books have French and english, easy stories to comprehend and questions to test you. Just great!
Gary Lux
A "must have" for French students
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This collection of short stories is masterfully written to support the authors "Complete French Grammar" and "Complete French Conjugation" books. Complete with audio recordings and English translations, it makes learning French much, much easier.
Stephen Greig
Not 5 stars for no Reason!
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Dylane's two short story books arrived today and they're exactly what I was after + more I didn't even expect: the audio links, self tests, glossary etc. Very impressed! I have some of Olly Richard's short stories, which are good, but Dylane offers more - and of course have the bilingual/parallel text advantage, but not so close you're tempted to give in too easy. Madame Moreau is a prolific author and does everything first class. Merci beaucoup!
John B
So many resources!
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I am 7 weeks into beginning French at a university. I ordered two books of beginner's short stories to try to enhance my reading and listening comprehension. I can say that this is by far the better choice (for me, at least). I've already found the stories more engaging, but more than that, the audio is slower and at a beginner's level. Plus all of the extra free resources that are included in the guide. I'm just starting my journey in French and with this book, but I'm very excited about both.
Karen S.
Helpful when learning French
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This book of short stories was just what I was looking for while I'm learning French, it's made for beginners so I wasn't overwhelmed, didn't finish this book before I bought the Volume 2, I wish there were more of these from this author, it has helped improve my vocabulary and also listening skills, because I can listen to the author read each story, when I went Dylane's website, I found that she has lessons for everything you need to learn about French, she has something new every week, I highly recommend her 2 short story books.
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This is SO helpful and right at the perfect level for me as a "debutante". Great format and her choices of phrases is incredibly helpful to pick up the day to day type phrases such as "en temps de temps"! I love this book and each story is a new challenge. Also great is the matching audio for the book which I downloaded and can even listen to on my iWatch at the gym. This book will keep me busy quite a while to really know each story forwards and backwards and it will be fun journey and I will be a much better man for it. Thanks for creating this book! Highly recommended.
Fun and useful
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These short stories in French with English translations and audio are exactly what I needed to improve my French. I am a long time beginner, and I need to see the spelling and hear how a French speaker pronounces the words. Excellent learning materials because they are fun to read and listen to.
Amazon Customer
Great book for French students
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It's difficult to find reading material at this level, however, this is really good --- highly recommend.
Wonderful Teacher with great resources!
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Really like the excellent quality and content from this uplifting teacher! I've search for short stories at my level for months, especially with audio. Not easy to find, and, French was difficult for me, so this upbeat, explicit instruction is really helpful. I'll be getting more from her!
The BEST shadowing resource for pronunciation!
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I am so thankful for all the work that was put into making this book. I've been focusing on pronunciation and I cannot convey how useful the audio files were for me. They are spoken so clearly, and at a *consistent*, slower pace. This makes it very predictable to read along with out loud. Combined with Dylane's YouTube video lessons on pronunciation, I feel like I'm really making progress. I originally bought the Kindle edition but ended up also purchasing the paperback so I could markup the story like a workbook. I paced myself with 1 story per day, reading alongside the audio multiple times. So happy there's more books, I've already ordered the 2nd. Thank you Dylane!
Love this book.
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I just got this book for Christmas and I love it. Super easy to follow and use. I love the questions after each store. I love how she put nf. Adj. V. After what each word means for the highlighted words in each story really helps out alot. I just downloaded the audio for it and just super impressed with everything that comes in this book. 10/10 great job!


This book is suitable for higher beginners. Knowing sentence structure in French is necessary to be able to use this book. 

I don’t ship books bought from this website, but Amazon does. On my website, you can get the PDF which is an instant download.

Yes, the audio is free to download. The link to download the audio is in the preface of the book. 

The book is available on Amazon, Apple Books, Kobo, Barnes & Noble and can be ordered from any bookstore in the world.

French Short Stories is available in bookstores but you might have to ask them to order it.

Yes! My next book will be a long story book. Each story will be 2500 words long. Stay tuned for more! 

Absolutely! I will be back to writing more textbooks soon.

Unfortunately no. Since the PDF version is an instant download, I don’t offer refunds. 

The artist behind the illustrations is Natalie. You can find her @Natalie.toot on Instagram. She has been amazing to work with.

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