Sunday, February 2, 2014

Enough of the Snow Already! Ça suffit!

Quoi? Another snowstorm is on its way? Ca suffit! Enough!  Although personally, I strongly prefer a snowy 30+degrees to that biting, icy cold that leaves you scowling and hunched over, willing it not to enter your skin. Et vous?

Good thing there are lots of things to keep us occupied indoors when it's too cold to be outside.  Like tonight we can nestle in for the big game! Check out last year's post for some essential Super Bowl vocab en français. Although apparently "chicken wings" does not always translate as "ailes de poulet". I watched a movie the other night on Netflix with one of my favorite actors, Fabrice Luchini, and Kristen Scott Thomas (I swear she's made more French-language movies than English!) and in the scene where they sit down to watch basketball, they are eating "pizza et chicken wings"!  

Hope you are all staying au chaud.  Check out the latest happenings at the bookstore. We hope to see you TRÈS bientôt!

(Bonjour Mama) 

Brand New Titles Just In!

We have dozens of new titles in. Here is just a sample:

Pour les tout-petits, wonderful touch-feely book by Usborne -a pink one for baby girl,  blue one for baby boy. Trop mignon. $13.95. Board book, Ages 0-2.

Anyone love Super Fly Guy?  En français, he's Super Zig-Zag. A funny series that is very popular with early elementary kids. $7.99, Ages 2-7.

Lots  of other great Scholastic titles for all ages including graphic novels and picture books, plus the popular Big Nate series by Lincoln Peirce. Tout en français.

New Favorites / Coups de Coeur

Connais-tu? biography series - fantastic black & white graphics with short texts to introduce history's real-life heroes.  We have one on Marie-Curie another on Jacques Cousteau. More coming soon!  $9.95, Ages 7+

Upcoming Events

Friday, February 7th - Storytime by Français a la Mode
1:15-2pm (Ages 3-5) and  4:15-5pm (Ages 5+)

We are excited to have Stéphanie Berthier of Français à la Mode, a Silver spring based French tutoring service, come to do not one, but TWO, FREE storytimes. One for the little kids (3-5) at 1:15pm and another for the bigger kids (5+) after school at4:15pmVenez nombreux! 
Free. RSVP via or Facebook.

SAVE THE DATE + CALLING ALL AUTHORS (English or French-language): Kensington Day of the Book is Sunday, April 27th!

The Kensington Book Festival is on Sunday April 27, 2014 and Bonjour Mama is honored to be part of the organizing committee.  Now in its ninth year, the Day of the Book has grown to be "one of the top literary festivals in the Washington DC area" (Washington Post), with over 100 participants and an expected 5,000-6,000 visitors. The event is geared toward book lovers of all ages and is organized as a street festival with author tables, poetry and author readings, artist displays, children's activities, food, music, and more.  

We are building a Francophone author section at this fantastic event and are calling all local French-language authors to participate! Are you an author or poet, or do you know someone who is?  Please get in touch with us!  English and other languages are welcome, too!  Visit the web site for more information, or contact!  

All Day, Every Day
Audiobooks and musique en Francais!
Live stories and/or French practice with Bonjour Mama upon request!

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