Prix Albertine Jeunesse 2020

3-5 YEARS OLD | 2020 Shortlist

6-8 YEARS OLD | 2020 Shortlist

9-11 YEARS OLD | 2020 Shortlist

12-14 YEARS OLD | 2020 Shortlist

About the Albertine Prize for Kids


The Prix Albertine Jeunesse is a reader’s choice award in which children ages 3 to 14 years vote for their favorite book from a selection of works of Francophone youth literature that are available in English translation. The prize seeks to reinforce the practice and love of reading in both French and English.

Open to all, the Prix Albertine Jeunesse is particularly suited to school children in the United States and Canada. The theme of the 2020 prize selection is “growing up.”

This year’s selection was made by a committee that includes the staff of Albertine Books in New York City, the AEFE network of North America, the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in the U.S., and the French Embassy in Canada. The selected books are divided into four categories according to age groups: 3-5 years; 6-8 years; 9-11 years; and 12-14 years. The picture book Through A Life (À Travers) appears in all four categories.

We invite parents and children, as well as teachers and their students, to discover our book selection above, and to vote for their favorite titles between May 1st and 15th, 2020!