BANDES DESSINÉES AQUILA 28 books, audiobooks and projectable audio e-books Grades 3-8, Low-beginner through low-intermediate
Bandes Dessinées Bundle 1
Books 1-16 Easy French comics for early language learners. Grades 3-6. Low beginner / beginner
Bandes Dessinées Bundle 2
Books 17-28 Easy, age-appropriate French 'bandes dessinées' for teenagers who are starting to learn French. Beginner / high beginner, ages 13 and up
Pets - Marcel arrives at the vet’s office with his sick bulldog. When another boy opens the big box beside him, Marcel gets the shock of his life. Beginner (Grades 3 and up)
Clowns and emotions - When Zozo the clown entertains at Chantal’s party, the birthday girl makes a mistake that turns the event into one she and her friends will never forget. Beginner (Grades 3 and up)
Superheroes - Lise and Diane are reading superhero comic books at Marc’s place. When little brother Simon draws his own superhero, he happens to look just like… Simon! Beginner (Grades 3 and up)
Vive le rap!
Music and dance - Jacques says rap is stupid. Anyone can do it. When he tries to prove his point, his friends video the hilarious results. Jacques will never live this down. Beginner (Grades 3 and up)
Bienvenue en Martinique!
Vacationing - The Gaudets are visiting Martinique for a week. They fall so much in love with the island that they decide to extend their stay… forever! Beginner (Grades 3 and up)
Ordering a pizza - At the shopping mall, Alice, Suzette and Paul decide to order pizzas. But not Gino. He opts for something very different. Beginner (Grades 3 and up)
Vivent les sports!
Sports - Martine is spending the weekend at the cottage with her cousins Claire and Luc. The girls love sports. Luc says he loves sports too, but on TV! Beginner (Grades 3 and up)
Flying an airplane - Julie Lepage takes her niece Monique and little nephew Daniel up for a spin in her airplane. A week later, aboard a big jet, Daniel insists he can fly the plane. Beginner (Grades 3 and up)
A fire alarm at school - There’s a fire in the school! Outside, the Kindergarten pupils are in a panic. Will anyone be able to save Lolo and Lola, the classroom rabbits? Beginner (Grades 3 and up)
Animals at the zoo, endangered species - The Leclair family has just visited the Granby zoo. Lucien loved the big carnivores. Brigitte loved the baby gorilla. And little Nadine? She loved the restaurant! Beginner (Grades 3 and up)
C11. En français, S.V.P!
A school exchange - Olga is in Montmagny to learn French. Her exchange partner, Ginette, says she’ll have no problem speaking English at Olga’s. But at home, Olga speaks Ukrainian! Beginner (Grades 3 and up)
C12. Au voleur!
Looking for a thief - A new Sigma Plus computer is delivered to the École Beauséjour. When it goes missing, the police arrest the new principal by mistake! Beginner (Grades 3 and up)
C13. Bonne chance, Roger!
Discussing professions - It’s Career Day at the École du Sacré-Coeur. Roger says his future profession will be “millionaire”. And it’ll be easy. He’ll win the lottery! Beginner (Grades 3 and up)
C14. Quel buffet!
Ordering in a restaurant - Nicolas Perron’s family is celebrating his birthday at a fancy restaurant. Nicolas comes back from the buffet with four desserts. After all, it is his birthday! Beginner (Grades 3 and up)
C15. Bienvenue au camp!
At summer camp - Denis is the star athlete at summer camp. But at the beach, he ends up playing in the sand with a little pail and shovel! Beginner (Grades 3 and up)
C16. Bonne plongée!
Marine Life - A group of students decide to go diving on Guadeloupe. But one says he isn’t interested in tropical fish. Sure, he loves fish… but only as seafood! Beginner (Grades 3 and up)
C17. Magie sur glace
At the hockey game - Marc is visiting his cousin. They go to a hockey game. But who is that incredible goalie behind the mask? Marc isn’t expecting the big surprise! High beginner/ Low Intermediate (Grades 5 and up)
Choosing videos - Anne-Marie invites Christine, Patrick and Denis to spend the afternoon at her place. They have a big fight about what to do. Exasperated, Anne-Marie takes refuge in her room. High beginner/ Low Intermediate (Grades 5 and up)
C19. Salut, Montréal!
A visit to Montreal - Julie Tremblay, from Toronto, is on an exchange visit to Montreal. Next week, it’s her partner Céline’s turn to visit Toronto. Julie has lots of plans for her visit. High beginner/ Low Intermediate (Grades 5 and up)
C20. Offre spéciale!
Health and nutrition - For his birthday, all Bertrand wants is membership in the Monsieur Muscle health club. But after only one session, he puts his membership up for sale! High beginner/ Low Intermediate (Grades 5 and up)
C21. C'est ça, la vie!
Moving into a new house - When his family moves into a new house, Jacques loves giving orders to the movers. But he refuses to even clean up his own room. High beginner/ Low Intermediate (Grades 5 and up)
C22. Bon voyage!
Planning a summer vacation - The St-Pierre family from Levis consults a travel agent to plan a big holiday. A computer search suggests their ideal destination. It’s Quebec City, just across the river! High beginner/ Low Intermediate (Grades 5 and up)
C23. Bon appétit!
Fast foods - André is introduced by his friends to the exotic world of international cuisine. But they themselves order a hamburger and a hot dog! High beginner/ Low Intermediate (Grades 5 and up)
C24. Vive la fête!
Music - Nicole is looking for a special record for the party at Gisèle’s. The dreamy Jean-Paul is going to be there, and Nicole has an ulterior motive. High beginner/ Low Intermediate (Grades 5 and up)
C25. À vos marques!
Sports - Nicolas invites Diane to watch the biggest race of the year at the Olympic Stadium in Montreal. When it’s over, Diane decides she is going to run home! High beginner/ Low Intermediate (Grades 5 and up)
C26. Bonjour Québec!
A visit to Quebec City - A group of students from Timmins are very excited to have tickets to a hockey game in Quebec City. The game, however, turns out to be a shock. High beginner/ Low Intermediate (Grades 5 and up)
C27. Allô Hollywood!
Movies - Sylvie is in Hollywood. Every day she tours a different studio, and watches movies being filmed. She is even hired by one… but as a guide! High beginner/ Low Intermediate (Grades 5 and up)
Fashion and clothing - Champlain Secondary School is presenting its annual fashion show. When it’s over, the students vote on the best model. And the winner is… M. Fortier, the janitor! High beginner/ Low Intermediate (Grades 5 and up)