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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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‘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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Two Arabic-writing Authors Nominated for 2013 Astrid Lindgren Award

Also in Frankfurt this week, the chair of the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award jury announced that 207 candidates from 67 countries had been nominated for the 2013 award. This includes many old favorites, such as the author/illustrator Eric Carle, as well … Continue reading

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Special “إقرأ هنا وفي كل مكان” Events Begin Today

Special events surrounding the “إقرأ هنا وفي كل مكان” or “Reading Here, There, Everywhere” awards are scheduled to begin today with a 6 p.m. event featuring author/illustrator Walid Taher, origamist OzOz, illustrator Yasmine Nashabeh and author Najla Nusseir. The events will kick off at 6 p.m. at the Heliopolis Diwan bookstore.
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عفاف طبالة Wins Sheikh Zayed Award for البيت والنخلة!

Congratulations and مبروك to الدكتورة عفاف طبالة, who has won the Sheikh Zayed award for Children’s literature with her البيت والنخلة, The House and the Palm. Continue reading

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And the Winners of ‘Reading Here, There & Everywhere’ Are… | إعلان الفائزون بمسابقة مؤسسة آنا ليند “اقرأ في كل مكان” الإقليمية

ألف مبروك يا وليد، إبتسام، حسني، عفاف، هنادي، نجلاء ياسمين، فاطمة، و سينان!

I think the only one I’ve read is أحلام الحيوانات. Can’t wait to see the rest! Continue reading

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