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Taghreed Najjar Nominated for 2019 Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award

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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

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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 […]

Filling the Gap with Early Readers

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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 […]

The Launch Event of “Jaddati Nafeesa”

Under the patronage of Princess Wijdan and in collaboration with the National Art Museum in Jebel al Waibdeh, “Salwa Publishers” launched the story of “Grandma Nafeesa” , one of its latest publications. The picture book story is written by Taghreed Najjar and illustrated by Lebanese artist Maya Fidawi. Princess Wijdan started the event by addressing […]

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 […]

Al Salwa’s “Classics” get a new look

The first series of books I wrote was “Best Friends’ series” which consisted of 12 story books. This was in the late 80’s early 90’s. I wrote the books while teaching the first grade in a local private school (ANS). Every couple of weeks I would illustrate a story in coloring book style and print […]

Al Salwa Publishers participate in Abu Dhabi Book Fair 2012

Al Salwa Publishers will be participating at the Abu Dhabi Book Fair 2012 with a fresh new look. They have recently launched their new brand and colors to reflect the creative modern spirit of the Publishing House. The new logo, recently revealed, kept the image of the “ Salwa” bird but made the bird more […]