2018

Farida “The hen who likes to crow”

Farida “The hen who likes to crow”

  • Author : Huda Al Shaer
  • Illustrator : Sasha Haddad
  • Shortlist Announcement : Text,Illustration
Koozy

Koozy

  • Author : Anastasia Qarwani
  • Illustrator : Maja Kastelic
  • Shortlist Announcement : Illustration,Production,Children’s Book of the Year
Koozy

Koozy

  • Author : Anastasia Qarwani
  • Illustrator : Maja Kastelic
  • Shortlist Announcement : Production
Memories factory

Memories factory

  • Author : Ahlam Bisharat
  • Illustrator : TBC
  • Shortlist Announcement : YABOY
My Grandfather’s Rosary

My Grandfather’s Rosary

  • Author : Basmah Al-Wazzan
  • Illustrator : Intelaq M. Ali
  • Shortlist Announcement : Illustration
My Mum is my classmate

My Mum is my classmate

  • Author : Lubna Taha
  • Illustrator : Maya Fidawi
  • Shortlist Announcement : Text
My tall.. tall Mum

My tall.. tall Mum

  • Author : Luma Azar
  • Illustrator : Mohamed Al Moty
  • Shortlist Announcement : Text
My wandering dreams

My wandering dreams

  • Author : Nabiha Mheidly
  • Illustrator : Hassan Zahreddine
  • Shortlist Announcement : Children’s Book of the Year
Nostalgia

Nostalgia

  • Author : Aisha Al-Harthi
  • Illustrator : Hassan Manasrah
  • Shortlist Announcement : Children’s Book of the Year
The blue door

The blue door

  • Author : Sonia Nimr
  • Illustrator : Raouf Karray
  • Shortlist Announcement : Text
The boy who is imprisoned in his length

The boy who is imprisoned in his length

  • Author : Abeer Ali
  • Illustrator : Gulnar Hajo
  • Shortlist Announcement : Production
The Oil’s secret tale

The Oil’s secret tale

  • Author : Walid Daqqa
  • Illustrator : TBC
  • Shortlist Announcement : YABOY
The tortoise and the hare in the twenty-first century

The tortoise and the hare in the twenty-first century

  • Author : Arwa Khomayyis
  • Illustrator : Hanane Kai
  • Shortlist Announcement : Production
Think about others

Think about others

  • Author : Mahmoud Darwish
  • Illustrator : Sahar Abdullah
  • Shortlist Announcement : Illustration
Up towards the top

Up towards the top

  • Author : Nabiha Mheidly
  • Illustrator : Walid Taher
  • Shortlist Announcement : Production,Children’s Book of the Year
Who miss love... give it the most

Who miss love... give it the most

  • Author : Rania Hussein Amin
  • Illustrator : TBC
  • Shortlist Announcement : YABOY
Won’t let go

Won’t let go

  • Author : Abeer M. Anwar
  • Illustrator : TBC
  • Shortlist Announcement : YABOY
Farida “The hen who likes to crow”

Farida “The hen who likes to crow”

  • Author : Huda Al Shaer
  • Illustrator : Sasha Haddad
  • Shortlist Announcement : Text,Illustration
Koozy

Koozy

  • Author : Anastasia Qarwani
  • Illustrator : Maja Kastelic
  • Shortlist Announcement : Illustration,Production,Children’s Book of the Year
Memories factory

Memories factory

  • Author : Ahlam Bisharat
  • Illustrator : TBC
  • Shortlist Announcement : YABOY
My Grandfather’s Rosary

My Grandfather’s Rosary

  • Author : Basmah Al-Wazzan
  • Illustrator : Intelaq M. Ali
  • Shortlist Announcement : Illustration
My Mum is my classmate

My Mum is my classmate

  • Author : Lubna Taha
  • Illustrator : Maya Fidawi
  • Shortlist Announcement : Text
My tall.. tall Mum

My tall.. tall Mum

  • Author : Luma Azar
  • Illustrator : Mohamed Al Moty
  • Shortlist Announcement : Text
My wandering dreams

My wandering dreams

  • Author : Nabiha Mheidly
  • Illustrator : Hassan Zahreddine
  • Shortlist Announcement : Children’s Book of the Year
Nostalgia

Nostalgia

  • Author : Aisha Al-Harthi
  • Illustrator : Hassan Manasrah
  • Shortlist Announcement : Children’s Book of the Year
The blue door

The blue door

  • Author : Sonia Nimr
  • Illustrator : Raouf Karray
  • Shortlist Announcement : Text
The boy who is imprisoned in his length

The boy who is imprisoned in his length

  • Author : Abeer Ali
  • Illustrator : Gulnar Hajo
  • Shortlist Announcement : Production
The Oil’s secret tale

The Oil’s secret tale

  • Author : Walid Daqqa
  • Illustrator : TBC
  • Shortlist Announcement : YABOY
The tortoise and the hare in the twenty-first century

The tortoise and the hare in the twenty-first century

  • Author : Arwa Khomayyis
  • Illustrator : Hanane Kai
  • Shortlist Announcement : Production
Think about others

Think about others

  • Author : Mahmoud Darwish
  • Illustrator : Sahar Abdullah
  • Shortlist Announcement : Illustration
Up towards the top

Up towards the top

  • Author : Nabiha Mheidly
  • Illustrator : Walid Taher
  • Shortlist Announcement : Production,Children’s Book of the Year
Who miss love... give it the most

Who miss love... give it the most

  • Author : Rania Hussein Amin
  • Illustrator : TBC
  • Shortlist Announcement : YABOY
Won’t let go

Won’t let go

  • Author : Abeer M. Anwar
  • Illustrator : TBC
  • Shortlist Announcement : YABOY
  • Badr Ward

    Badr Ward

    Badr Ward is the founder and CEO of Lamsa, the first and leading Arabic Digital Reading Platform for Children which is ranked as the number one application for Children across more than 10 Arabic markets on both Google’s Play and Apple’s App Store, and continues to produce, publish, and deliver hundreds of Digital Interactive Books and Literacy Content to more than 15 Million Arabic speaking Children globally.

  • Fadi Fadel

    Fadi Fadel

    A graduate of the College of Fine Arts in Damascus, Graphic-section. He worked as a teacher at the Faculty of Fine Arts, Damascus at graphic department.Fadi is a painter with several personal and collective exhibitions. He is a graphic designer specialist in drawing children's books. He worked with several publishing houses and magazines locally and pan the Arab world.

    Fadi is also a Cartoonist who participated in several Arab and international exhibitions.

  • Jayne Parsons

    Jayne Parsons

    Jayne Parsons has been publishing Children’s books for more than twenty five years, first at Dorling Kindersley and latterly as Publishing Director for Children’s Non-Fiction and Education at Bloomsbury. She loves children’s books with brilliant, plot-driven stories and interesting characters.

    Jayne reads widely and still can’t believe she actually gets paid to read books. She enjoys everything from children’s middle grade fiction to adult science fiction, fantasy, and crime. Jayne studied History at the University of Lancaster and still likes a good history book.

  • Mohammed Al Qasem

    Mohammed Al Qasem

    • Founder and Director of Noor Children's illustration Company
    • Founder and Director of Al Buragh publication for children’s culture.
    • Member of the Founding Body of Alwan organization for children’s culture.
    • Member of the founding body of the children’s literature Association in Iraq.
    • Consultant and technical supervisor for many publishing houses and institutions specialized in children's books in Iraq and abroad.
  • Fatima Sharafeddine

    Fatima Sharafeddine

    Fatima Sharafeddine is a writer and translator for children and young adults, winner of several awards and honor lists, among which the Etisalat Award for the best YA book of the year 2017 for “Cappuccino”, (Al-Saqi publishers), and the Bologna Ragazzi New Horizons Award for her book “Tongue Twisters” (Kalimat publishers). Several of her books have been translated to various languages, among which are Dutch, Danish, Spanish, Catalan, French, German, English, Russian, Chinese, Korean, Turkish, Norwegian, and Swedish. She has written and published over 130 books, and participates in various book fairs and conferences focusing on children’s literature. She also offers group workshops, as well as private writing sessions for aspiring authors

  • Dr. Alreem Al Fawaz

    Dr. Alreem Al Fawaz

    Assistant Professor, Department of Arabic Language and Literature, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, King Abdulaziz University. Dr. Al-Fawaz got her bachelor degree from the Department of Arabic Language and Literature at King Abdulaziz University in Jeddah as well as her MA in Arabic Language and Literature specializing in modern literature. The thesis was entitled "The Story in Saudi Children's Magazines from 1420 to 1426 H. She also received a doctorate degree from the University of Imam Muhammad bin Islamic in modern criticism. The thesis was characterized by (personal in the Saudi novel (1410 -1430 H) A study of semiotics).

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