Category Archives: e-books

Farhana as an App?

I am being left hopelessly in the dust as I lack an iPad or iPhone, or other device on which to experience digital children’s books:  I saw the following about Egypt’s Sascha Books: The company also hopes to bring other … Continue reading

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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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Al Salwa to Launch Their First Story App at Abu Dhabi Book Fair

Next week, Al Salwa Publishing House will join a few Arabic children’s-book publishers in launching their first story application. Continue reading

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New Application for iPad, iPhone Helps Children Learn Arabic Letters: حروفي المرحة

There’s now a new way for tech-savvy children to learn—and engage with—their Arabic letters. Continue reading

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Kalimat Shares لا أخاف Online…Free!

I have written before about the International Digital Children’s Library, which allows children around the world to read books—in languages from Kinyarwanda to Polish to Arabic to Slovenian—for free! Continue reading

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Award-winning دجاجة باق بيق Now Available for iPhone, iPad

Kalimat sent out a notice about the award-winning دجاجة باق بيق—written by Rania Zbib Daher and illustrated by Joelle Achkar—being available for iPhone, iPod, and iPad (here, in the iTunes store) just as CBS news asked: Are eBooks Okay for Small Children? Continue reading

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In Sharjah, Are Children and Youth Demanding More ‘Digital Books’?

Such was a headline in today’s Khaleej Times (Children, youth demand more digital books), and I wondered if there’d been a run on الدجاجة بَاقْ بِيق before I remembered Dareen Charafeddine at Kalimat had said that it wasn’t yet in the i-book store. Continue reading

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