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Attending the IPA in Amman, Jordan!

It was such a pleasure to attend the International Publishers Association meeting in Amman, Jordan last week. There were a range of important topics discussed from censorship to social media to publishing in a digital world. I was also very happy to hear about the work being done on promoting literacy in the Arab world and around the world. Great meeting the authors, illustrators, and publishers I admire! Photos below:  

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Reading my Arabic children's book at Mum's Lounge <3

It was such a pleasure to be invited to Mum's Lounge nursery in New Cairo to read my new Arabic children's book, Mila the Beautiful Cat (2019) ميلا القطة الجميلة. Many children and parents attended, and we had time to discuss the importance of reading and how to encourage children to love learning Arabic. It's true that now when most media is in English, it is very important to search for quality written content in Arabic to help familiarize children with the Arabic language. Little ones shouldn't only learn Arabic in an Arabic classroom. There should be a variety of written resources at home that really pull them to enjoy reading. Enjoy the photos and great reviews below! Video here: https://www.facebook.com/arabicbookamonth/videos/1311180382382907/...

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Arabic Book A Month on Scoop Empire!

We really cannot thank Scoop Empire enough for the wonderful article they have written on our team’s efforts in creating and running Arabic Book A Month. “With the rise of technology and its evolution, children nowadays have been missing out on a lot, most importantly, on their own childhood! More smartphones and tablets, less hide and seek, arts and crafts, or hitting the playground. That being said, it’s no surprise that reading is becoming a less popular habit in today’s world as well. Take a second and ask yourself, how often does your kid read? Now take another second and see how many Arabic books does he/she read?  “Knowing that the answers to these questions might be disappointing, Egyptian children’s...

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Holiday Season Stickers! Ramadan/Easter

We've been in and out of a festive holiday season, so naturally, we wanted to celebrate too! To share the happy spirit, Arabic Book A Month designed five special stickers that we feel really communicate the main emotions and actions behind the holidays.  What do you think? Everyone who orders Arabic children's book this month will receive a sheet of these stickers!

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