Monthly Archives: June 2010

Bloomsbury-Qatar on FUN Summer Reading Suggestions for Kids

The newly launched Bloomsbury Qatar publishing house has sent in their suggestions for your child’s summer reading. The suggestions come from Educational Program Director Amira Abed. I believe the delightful الغرفول  is available at Diwan stores in Egypt, as well … Continue reading

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July Events at Al-Balsam Bookstore (for Kids)

I am not a fan of paid events at bookstores, but some of these look quite interesting. Some will be interesting for grown-ups as well. For instance: “Meet the translator of Harry Potter & learn how to translate short stories”? … Continue reading

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Top 6 Arabic Books for Baby – الكتب العربية أحسن لالرضع

What are the six best books in Arabic for reading to your baby? Continue reading

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30-Second Review: الوطن (El Wutn)

What is a “homeland”? Kids salute the flag every day and sing “Biladi, Biladi,” but what does الوطن really mean? A young boy wonders, and decides to find out in this charmingly, childishly illustrated book, given two thumbs up by … Continue reading

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Reading or Storytelling? Kids’ Book Events in Cairo

We went to a “storytelling and art” workshop at Sherouk Books yesterday (and ran smack into the Korba festival, which I had thought had been re-routed to the Baron’s Palace). Anyhow, there was also a puppet show at the festival, … Continue reading

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Queen Rania’s /The Sandwich Swap/ Now Available in Arabic as سلمى وليلي

Queen Rania’s The Sandwich Swap, which is apparently a New York Times bestseller in English, is now available in English from Dar el Shorouk books. The book, titled سلمى وليلي in Arabic after its two main characters (Salma and Lily), … Continue reading

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FUN Summer Reading Suggestions: Experts Recommend Arabic Kids’ Lit

Oh, you know why you should read to your kids this summer: It makes them smarter, it makes them calmer, it helps them empathize with others—and no one can stay out in the sun all day. Continue reading

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