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Taghreed Najjar is writing a new chapter in Arabic children’s books

Itisalat Award

Taghreed Najjar won a prize for ‘Whose Doll is This?’ in 2019. When author Taghreed Najjar was in high school, she spun stories for her mischievous and inquisitive younger brother. The child would ask her to tell these stories again and again. And so she did. She has told stories for so long now that […]

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 […]

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 […]

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.

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 […]

The importance of role play

Vrooooooooom! Vrooom! shouted Tarek while running around the house with outstretched arms. “I am an airplane! Vrooooooooom! Vrooom!” We all remember similar anecdotes in our children’s lives. Sometimes we would think our children’s role play is funny and amusing; while other times we would complain about how noisy undisciplined our children are and get angry […]

Al Salwa Books to launch their first story App at the Abu Dhabi Bookfair

Al Salwa Publishing House in partnership with the award winning digital agency Media Plus Jordan, has published its’ first iPhone & iPad application entitled “Anything “أي شيء, based on their 2010 picture book with the same title. “Anything” is the first of a series of seven Arabic picture book Apps adapted from the popular lift-the-flap […]

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