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A Video Inspired by the SZBA-longlisted Book ‘حكاية محارة’

See this lovely video of حكاية محارة، (An Oyster’s Tale), written by Flora Majdalawi, Illustrated by Ola Gustafsson, and published by Majdalawi Masterpieces. The book was longlisted for the 2013 Sheikh Zayed Book Award. Advertisements

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North Americans: Syraj Going 100% Digital, Liquidating Stock; Last Day to Buy…Today!

For those, like myself, who were sad to see Syraj go and had not yet made their final purchases — well, the time is now! Today’s email from Syraj: Syraj is going 100% digital. Books, DVDs & CDs will no … Continue reading

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‘طريقتي الخاصة’ Shortlisted for Marsh Award for Children’s Literature in Translation as ‘My Own Special Way’

Maithaa AlKhayyat’s ‘طريقتي الخاصة’, translated by Fatima Sharafeddine and Vivian French as My Own Special Way has been named to the very prestigious shortlist of the Marsh Award for Children’s Literature in Translation. I believe this is the first time a children’s book … Continue reading

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Congratulations to Authors, Illustrators Longlisted for 2013 Sheikh Zayed Award

The children’s longlist was announced today, along with the longlist for translated titles. Book title Author Publisher 1 (Arbizi and Grandma Wardah) Al Arbizi wal Jaddah Wardah Muna Al Sharafi Arab Scientific Publishers, Beirut ,2012 2 (A story of an Oyster) … Continue reading

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Nabiha Mheidly & Hussam Zahr Eldeen Win Etisalat for ” كائنات سقف الغرفة”

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Syraj 20% Sale: Books, DVDs, and Music Recommended By My Children

The North American distributor Syraj.Com is having a big sale. I’m sure this sounds like an advertisement, and I’m sorry for that, but I don’t know of other distributors of Arabic children’s literature and games in North America. They don’t … Continue reading

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Dar al-Saqi Launches ‘Saqi Kids’

Last week, the Lebanese publishing house Dar al Saqi launched a “Saqi Kids” website.  It seems to be still under construction — at this point, they mostly have listings of their books, separated into “children” and “teens.” There are still … Continue reading

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