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Tunisian Children’s Book Author Samar Mezghanni

Although there are other things going on in the world, it’s hard (for me) to think of anything outside of Tunisia today. So I thought I’d say a few words about Tunisian children’s book author Samar Mezghanni, who—only in her early twenties—has published more than a dozen books. Continue reading

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So, You Want to Write a Children’s Book? – تريد لكتابة قصة موجهة للناشئة؟

So, You Want to Write a Children’s Book? – تريد لكتابة قصة موجهة للناشئة؟ Continue reading

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Children’s Book Author Shaima al-Bishtawi on ادم و الأصدقاء and Going Digital

As promised, a short interview with the author of one of our 2010 favorites—the ادم و الأصدقاء series—Shaima al-Bishtawi. Thanks to Shaima for her time! Continue reading

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How Should a 7-Year-Old (Primarily) Learn Arabic: Grammar Exercises or Story Times?

Yesterday, both approaches got their due. (Or, in my opinion, more than their due.) Continue reading

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Reading with Fatima Sharafeddine: ‘This is Going to be the Best Day of My Life’

My elder son is prone to a bit of hyperbole—the quote is his—but he really does love books and bookstores. If your child would be excited to meet Abou Treika and get the man’s signature on a beloved football, my son would be just as excited to meet Kenneth Grahame (unfortunately deceased) or Daniel Pinkwater, Walid Taher or Fatima Sharafaddine. Continue reading

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Don’t-Miss Event for Cairo Kids: Fatima Sharafeddine at Balsam

If you don’t know Sharafeddine already, my goodness, read more here. Continue reading

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Great Arabic Children’s-book Authors: Walid Taher

Walid Taher is one of the great, under-sung heroes of the new Arabic children’s literature. Continue reading

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