About Us

We deliver 100+ books monthly to families worldwide!

Our founder grew up in the States struggling to learn Arabic because of the low quality Arabic children's books that were available. Finally learning Arabic as an adult, she created a subscription service that she wished she had! Providing high quality Arabic books that actually make children WANT to read in Arabic! We are dedicated to sourcing, providing, and producing the best Arabic children's books!  

We love books!

Founded in California in 2018, Arabic Book A Month is made up of a team of book lovers and authors who are dedicated to providing you with the very best Arabic children's books every month. We believe that providing children with a quality education is the best gift we can give them. Our customers value the time spent reading with their little ones, sparking discussion and connection. Their family is their highest priority. Caring for their child is not circumstantial; it is routine. 

Our founder:

Dina Elabd is a children's author and critic, and the founder of Arabic Book A Month. For over 10 years, she has worked in children's book publishing, presented at conferences, and contributed to the production of over 40 books and magazines. Dina has also completed a Masters of Education at the University of Cambridge specializing in Critical Approaches to Children's Literature.  

In 2017 and 2019, Dina has led over one million dollar projects with Room to Read in Jordan, publishing over 33 books and printing over 600,000 copies for free distribution to underprivileged and refugee children. She personally coordinated between publishers, authors, and illustrators to produce an unparalleled set of Arabic picturebooks. You can learn more at https://www.roomtoread.org/jordan.

Dina has published four children's books in English and Arabic. Her titles include Melouq (2016), The Lion that Dressed as a Sheep, The Magic Palm (2017), and Mila, The Beautiful Cat "ميلا القطة الجميلة" (Asala Publishing, 2018). She regularly reads and gives workshops at schools, and enjoys her interactions with students. You can learn more about her work on her website here.