Children’s Literature Awards!

Two major awards for Arabic children’s literature released “longlists” in October 2010. The first was the Etisalat Award for Arabic Children’s Literature, and the second was the “honor list” of the Anna Lindh Foundation.

Etisalat Award for Arabic Children’s Literature (Longlist)

Three books from Jordan

  • أحلام ورقة اصدار Ahlam Waraqa (A Paper’s Dream) from Dar Noon
  • وفوق السطح Fawq Al Sath (Above the Surface) from Dar Al Yasmin Publishing and Distribution

Three books from Egypt

  • عندما رقص الأسد Indama Raqasa El Asad (When the Lion Dances) from Dar El Shorouk. Written and illustrated by إيهاب شاكر.
  • فرحانة وسر جمالها Farahana wa Sir Jamaliha (Farhana and the Secrets of Her Beauty) from Dar Elias Printing and Publishing. Written and illustrated by رانية .حسين امين . More from Elias Modern on the Farhana series, which has previously won a Suzanne Mubarak Children’s Book award.

Two books from Palestine’s Tamer Institute

  • لعمة زيون وشجرة الزيتون Al Amma Zayoun wa Shajaret El Zaytoun (Aunt Zayoun and the Olive Tree)
  • تعال ألعب معي Ta’al El’ab Ma’e (Come Play With Me)

From Lebanon’s Asala Publishing:

From UAE-based publisher Dar Al Jarbou.

  • الجمل ذو السنام الصغير Al Jamal Tho Al Sinam Al Sagheer (Camel with a Small Hump)

Anna Lindh Foundation (Honor List)

  1. بيت للأرنب الصغير – تغريد عارف النجار — دار السلوى، الأردن

    The other double-listed title!

    **
    Bait Lil-Arnab Al-Saghir – Taghreed Aaref Al Najjar (Dar Al Salwa, Jordan)

  2. أنا رسمت النقطة – لٌما عاذر– دار العالم العربي، الإمارات العربية المتحدة
    Ana Rasamt Al-Noqtah – Loma Aazer (Dar Al Alam Al Arabi, UAE)
  3. من يستطيع؟ – نورا عبد الغني مهنا — كادي و مادي، المملكة العربية السعودية
    Mann Yastatee’ – Noura Abdulghany Muhanna (Kadi and Ramadi, KSA)
  4. مائدة بلا ماء – مليكة بودالية — اللون السابع، الجزائر
    Ma’eda Bela Maa’ – Malika Boudallia (Al- Loun Al Sabee, Algeria)
  5. مغني المطر – زكريا محمد — مركز تامر للتعليم المجتمعي، فلسطين
    Moghany Al Matar – Zakaria Muhammad (Tamer Institute for Community Education, Palestine)
  6. العمة زيون و شجرة الزيتون – فاطمة شرف الدين — مركز تامر للتعليم المجتمعي و أصالة للنشر و التوزيع، فلسطين/لبنان**
    Al Amma Zayyoun wa Shajaret Al Zaitoun – Fatima Sharafelddin (Tamer Institute for Community Education, Palestine & Asala Publishers, Lebanon)
  7. هي، هما، هن – نهلة غندور (الخياط الصغير، لبنان)
    Heyya, Homma, Hunna – Nahla Ghandour (Al Khayyat Al Saghir, Lebanon)
  8. كيف تعلمت الكتابة – نسرين عجيل — سمير للنشر، لبنان
    Kayfa Ta’alamt Al Kitaba – Nisreen Ojeil (Samir Editeur, Lebanon)
  9. العصفورة و الألوان – عدلي رزق الله — نهضة مصر للنشر، مصر
    Al Osfoura wa Al Alwan – Adly Rizkallah (Nahdet Masr, Egypt)
  10. أوراق قديمة – عفاف طبالة–نهضة مصر للنشر، مصر
    Awraq Qadeema – Afaf Tobbalah (Nahdet Masr, Egypt)

View all the cover art on the ALF’s Facebook page.

2 Responses to Children’s Literature Awards!

  1. Yuki Press says:

    Dear sirs,
    we are a publishing house that produces quality books in Arabic, English and French for young children. Would like to know how can we enroll our books in the forthcoming awards.

  2. Pingback: Roundup of Resources for Reading and Literacy – February 2011 | Book(re)Marks

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