Category Archives: Doha International Children’s Book Festival

Teaching with النقطة السوداء

But, despite the chaos, النقطة السوداء provided an excellent touchstone for discussions of problem-solving. Continue reading

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Best Doha Book-fair Finds: ادم و الأصدقاء

One of the most exciting new educational discoveries was at the Kalimat booth, where I found—or perhaps Fatima Sharafeddine found, and showed me—ادم و الأصدقاء. Continue reading

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Doha Dispatch: Do You Have Spiderman? Joke Books? What About Play-doh?

Visiting directors from Bloomsbury U.K. (Sarah Odedina and Valerie Braithwaite) were very enthusiastic about the children at First Annual Doha Children’s Book Festival. Both commented that it’s rare to see childrenat international book festivals. And, of course, children’s reading is where it all begins. Continue reading

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Doha Dispatch: The International Language of Art

But today showed me that with an audience of perhaps-reluctant readers, one way to get them to enjoy a story—and to feel that they, too, are author/creators—is to get them to enjoy and experience the process of illustration. Continue reading

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First-Ever Doha International Children’s Book Festival Starts Tomorrow – مهرجان الدوحة الدولي لكتب الأطفال:30 نوفمبر-2 ديسمبر

Award-winning Egyptian children’s book author/illustrator Waleed Taher should already be in Doha, presenting to schoolteachers at the first-ever Doha International Children’s Book Festival. Continue reading

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