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 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 […]

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 […]

New Established Library Day

Taghreed Najjar presented her latest story book “A Home for Arnoub” which comes with an interactive bilingual CD. The children watched the animated musical story and sang along with sad sad Arnoub and were happy when he finally found a new home with lovely Arnouba. Squeels of excited laughter greeted the mascot Arnoub who surprised […]

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 […]

Knock….. Knock who’s there?

A Special Ramdan event was held at Hakawati Bookstore and Hamleys. Children and their parents braved the heat wave and  came to listen to Taghreed Najjar read her story ” When the Doorbell Rang” published by Al Salwa Publishing House  and illustrated by Reem Askari. The story is narrated by Nagham who welcomes Ramdan with […]

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 […]

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