The Berthe series is ideal for Primary French learners or beginners and now two of the books are available for those starting Spanish. 

The twelve books in the French series and the two Spanish books have specifically been written for children beginning to learn the language. They are topic-based, have a word search, game and vocabulary list at the back.

‘..child-friendly stories…a lovely way of encouraging younger children’s MFL learning.’      From the article ‘Ten of the best MFL Resources.’  Scholastic Junior Education PLUS March 2008.

Berthe is an elderly, but seriously cool witch. She can handle anything, from the very odd game of rugby, to a night out with her strange friends, to a cookery session that goes with a bang! Her constant companion is her ice-cream loving cat – the dark, silent type who has a lot to put up with.

Have you tried La Famille de Berthe?  Berthe’s family is rather unusual. Meet the three-eyed fish and the magician whose rabbits are out of control. Will we get to meet the grandchild who tells the Berthe stories? This is a good book for beginners, but the pictures and activities can also be used by slightly more advanced students. All the Berthe books make great presents for new learners.

Books are available at £3.99 each for Bonjour Berthe! La Semaine de Berthe and Les Amis de Berthe. All the other Berthe/Berta books are priced at £4.50 each and are available  by either sending a cheque including a £1 contribution to postage (for UK residents only) made payable to

G.B. Brookes
15, Westfield Road
 Long Wittenham Publishing
Long Wittenham 
Oxon..OX14 4RF

or through paypal on the shopping trolley page. Every title ordered through this website comes with a free quiz + answers based on the book.

If you already have the set of Berthe books and would like the quiz sheets, the French quizzes are £5.50 for the 12 and the Spanish quizzes are £2.50 for the two. They are available by sending a cheque made payable to G.B.Brookes to the above address. Postage for the quizzes is free.