Monthly Archives: April 2011

Egypt’s Kids, Reading, and ركن ثقافي

When we stepped out of our car near yesterday’s Culture Corner, three homeless kids immediately crossed the street to check us out. Continue reading

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Day of Events to Celebrate al-Balsam’s Birthday: كل سنة وانت طيب، يا البلسم

Cairo’s first children’s bookstore—Al-Balsam Bookstore—will be celebrating its first birthday this Egyptian Labor Day. Continue reading

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30-second Review: عائلة هيكل

عائلة هيكل , created by Janet and Allen Ahlberg and translated by Mahmoud Gaafer, is newly out in Arabic from Bloomsbury Qatar. It’s a “night in the life” story of a skeleton family: a big skeleton, a small one, and their skeleton dog. Continue reading

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Readings in Pictures: Samar Taher Abdelaal at كان ياما كان ; BQFP’s World Book Day Event

In other children’s-lit news: Al Arabiya: Renewed emphasis on educating Arab children about foreign cultures spawns innovative approaches Featuring the “Mimi and the Magic Globe” series. The National: Books gift may turn new leaf in schools The story quotes Emirati … Continue reading

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Happy Easter!

Happy Easter from Al-Salwa books: This poster features the art from their re-release of أرنب كرمة in the سلسلة أحسن صديق. Continue reading

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Children’s Bookshop News: First-ever Opens in Dubai, One-Year Anniversary of Cairo’s

A new children’s bookstore has opened its doors in Dubai.

The shop, called كان ياما كان (Kan Ya Ma Kan, the equivalent of “Once Upon a Time”), is located at الاتحاد مول on شارع الخوانيج. Continue reading

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‘PalFest’ Literary Festival Opens Up Day for Children

One of the changes to this year’s Palestine Festival of Literature—popularly known as PalFest—is the addition of a one-day children’s festival. Continue reading

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