Vinkkilista 11.2017

Tip list: Arabic children's books

Multilingual Library has published our first tip list of material in different languages for various customer groups, for example children. Quite a few customers and libraries have inquired about these kind of tip lists, and we strive to fulfill our customer´s needs.

Here is the first tip list of Arabic children´s books.

1. Al-Battikhah     البطيخة

Author: Najjar, Taghrid al-
Publisher: al-Salwá
Year: 2015
ISBN: 978-9957-04-077-2

Watermelon is Noura's favorite food. One day she hides a big watermelon under her bed so she can eat it all by herself after everybody goes to bed. Something very strange happens in the middle of the night. The watermelon gets bigger and bigger and bigger....

2. Al-Dirham al-nazif     الدرهم النظيف

Author: 'Abd al-'Al, Ray
Publisher: Kalimat
Year: 2014
ISBN: 978-9948-20-365-0

A small coin tells about his adventures on Eid Day. The coin is happy when it travels from pocket to pocket, hand to hand and the coin´s biggest wish is to spread goodwill. But one day it is a little too long in Leila´s piggy bank.

3. Anā Wa Bābā    أنا وبابا

Author: Ballan, Abir
Publisher: Kalimat
Year
: 2010
ISBN: 978-9948-15-535-5

When dad and I play together, we imagine that we are animals: diving sharks, roaring lions, hunting dogs, singing birds, thirsty elephants…

4. Ayna umi?    أين أمي ؟

Author: Donaldson, Julia
Publisher
: Dar Blumzburi
Year: 2010
ISBN: 9789992142691

A little monkey sits in the middle of the jungle and he has lost his mother. A butterfly tries to help the monkey but it does not understand that the mother and child look alike. The butterfly doesn´t look anything like its own children. Original title: Monekey puzzle.

5. Jawarib ummi al-'ajibah     جوارب أمي  العجيبة 

Author: al-Khayyat, Maytha
Publisher: Kalimat
Year
: 2013
ISBN: 978-99482022-1-9

How can I find my own mother from among all the other mothers if they all dress alike? This is the question that the little girl puzzled over. The answer is: colorful and happy socks!

Texts: Riitta Hämäläinen and Gamar Farhat, Photo: Eeva Pilviö

Tip list published 22.11.2017.
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