Monthly Archives: May 2011

أنا لونا and Avoiding the Gender Imbalance in Arabic Children’s Lit

The other day, I was having coffee at Kotob Khan with an Arabic-English translator. He suggested that his daughter enjoys the أنا لونا books published by Dar Elias. Continue reading

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The Reason Behind Dual-language Books: التمساح الأناني and The Selfish Crocodile

The other night, I was reading التمساح الأناني in its dual-language edition to all three of the boys. (I’m not sure the two-month-old was paying attention, but the others were.) Continue reading

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Enter Kalimat’s Father’s-Day Contest and Win!

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Test-drive Daniel Georges’ في عالمي الصغير Free Online

Thanks to @ArabChildLit for pointing out this book, from the award-winning Daniel Georges, which you can read free online! Reading online doesn’t provide quite the same satisfying experience as sitting with a child in your lap, turning pages. But it’s … Continue reading

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Question from a Reader: Bilingual Arabic-English Children’s Books

Do Arabic/English children’s books exist? And if so where can they be purchased? Continue reading

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Teaching a Child أ ب ت

The time has come when we want the three-year-old to start learning his letters. I don’t want to drill him, or take the joy out of books: We just want to expose him to their shapes and begin the process … Continue reading

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Bloomsbury-Qatar Children’s Books Half Price?

I discovered, while visiting al-Balsam Bookstore on its first anniversary, that BQFP titles that were once a difficult 60LE (I think I said a little “ouch” when I bought إلغرفول) are now around half as much. Continue reading

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