Taghreed Najjar Nominated for 2019 Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award

Taghreed Najjar

Nearly 250 children’s book authors from 64 countries are up for the 2019 Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award, one of the most prestigious awards for children’s literature worldwide. The candidates were presented at the Frankfurt Book Fair on October 11 by the jury chair Boel Westin. The three Arabophone authors on the list are: Jordanian-Palestinian author […]

‘Koozy’: Etisalat-winner for ‘Best Production,’ A Story of Loss & Cats & Love reviewed by ArabKidLitNow!

ArabKidLitNow recommends Koozy (كوزي), which was shortlisted for the 2018 Etisalat Prize for Arabic Children’s Literature in three categories (best book, best illustrations, best production) and won the “best production” prize. This is a story of love and loss, friendship and honoring those who are gone, warmly and richly illustrated by Maja Kastelic. Since kids know better what they like, […]

Watermelon Madness – a Review

ChildrensBooks

Author: Taghreed al-Najjar Illustrator: Maya Fidawi Translator: Michelle Hartman Translator: Tameem Hartman Review Issue Date: March 1, 2018 Online Publish Date: February 19, 2018 Publisher:CrackBoom! Books Pages: 32 Price ( Hardcover ): $15.95 Publication Date: May 1, 2018 ISBN ( Hardcover ): 978-2-9247862-2-2 Category: Fiction Noura loves to eat watermelon all day, every day, but one night she discovers that there is […]

9 Tips to Help Children Enjoy Reading Arabic Children Books

Arabic Children Books

Caring parents want their children to do well in both Arabic and English. Those living abroad want their children to be fluent in their mother tongue. Luckily there is a great variety now of quality Arabic children books all subjects that can be found online and in bookstores to choose from. Here are a few […]

Filling the Gap with Early Readers

كتب الاطفال عمر ٧

It is always exciting for us as publishers when we launch a new book. Recently, we started a new series for emergent readers (Early Readers) in Arabic which we called “Al Dahnoun Series”. We were responding to feedback from our reader families and schools who felt that there was a gap that needed filling in […]

Back to School Promotion

Raneem is excited and eager for her first day of school, but slowly her fears and uncertainty start to mount only to culminate when her Mom leaves her in school. Raneem finds out that school is a fun place to be in and is reassured in the end when she is reunited with her mother.

Story Books help children get ready for School

Sending a child to school for the first time can be a traumatic experience for both parent and child. Parents may spend months checking out different preschools trying to find the best school for their child.They panic when the school they finally decide upon puts them on the waiting list and rejoice when their child […]

Why do kids love scary stories?

By Taghreed Najjar Many children love horror stories, the scarier the better. Folk tales in all cultures deal with scary subjects. One of the most familiar source of scary stories are  the Grimm Brothers who in their Fairy tales managed to bring out many of the subconscious fears of children to the foreground. Children’s fear […]

The story behind “Grandma Nafeesa”

The story of a special and different Grandma was in my “ideas” file for a long time. I would go back to it every now and then, tweak it here, tweak it there and then would leave it to move to something else. The book came to life again when we were moving to our […]