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Bloomsbury-Qatar Children’s Books Half Price?

I discovered, while visiting al-Balsam Bookstore on its first anniversary, that BQFP titles that were once a difficult 60LE (I think I said a little “ouch” when I bought إلغرفول) are now around half as much. Continue reading

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Tamer Institute Accepting New Literary Work for Children and Adolescents

According to the Palestine Writing Workshop, the award-winning Tamer Institute—winner of a 2009 Astrid Lindgren award for their efforts with children’s literature—is now accepting submissions. Continue reading

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Kalimat Expects to Publish 25 New Titles in 2011

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A Little (No, Big!) Literary Triumph

Last year Magrudy’s bookstores announced that the popularity of Arabic books was rising, and claimed that Arabic titles now accounted for “nearly 20 per cent” of its sales in the UAE. The flipside to that statement is, of course, that the vast majority of sales are of foreign-language titles. Reading in Arabic is not, it is fair to say, the region’s favourite pastime. Continue reading

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A New Online Resource: ArabChildrensLiterature.Com

The Anna Lindh Foundation’s Arabic Children’s Literature Regional Program (مؤسسة آنا ليند – البرنامج الإقليمي لأدب الأطفال العربي)—or, as they sometimes call themselves, ALF ACLRP—has soft-launched an excellent new online resource for parents, educators, publishers, authors, illustrators, and anyone else interested in Arabic children’s literature. Continue reading

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ورشة عمل الشبكات الاجتماعية ودورها فى تطوير ادب الطفل

For those who are interested, a post from Heba Ismail at the Anna Lindh Foundation. Yes, certainly, there are a dearth of Arabic blogs that deal with Arabic children’s literature—perhaps Anna Lindh could include one on their new website! And it would be good to see more Arabic children’s-lit blogging at the Buzoor community site. Continue reading

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Kalimat Publisher Dareen Charafeddine on the Future of Arabic Children’s Lit

The landscape of publishing in the Arab world has changed much faster than I expected in the last decade and the changes are all for the better. Continue reading

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