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Award-Winning Arabic Literature for Children

If you are looking for the best Arabic book for children, Sanabil Books is the place for you! Here are some of the best children’s Arabic books currently available on the market. Each one of these award-winning books was carefully chosen to be included in the store because of its quality. And here, that quality is reflected in the awards granted to these books by Arabic literary critics.

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Arabic Short Stories for kids
A Day With No School (Award Winner)
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A Day With No School

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This award winning Arabic chapter book consists of four (4) Arabic stories about four school-age children. The stories present adventures and issues relevant to children ages 7 to 12. Read this Arabic chapter book to your child (or with them), and find out what will the funny and smart characters do to face their challenges and figure out appropriate solutions.

This Arabic chapter book is certainly a fun read and a page-turner. The text is well-written with full diacritic symbols (“tashkeel aw Ta7reek”).



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Ages: 7 to 12



Simsim, Open Your Eyes (Arabic picture book)
Simsim, Open Your Eyes (Arabic picture book)
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Simsim, Open Your Eyes (افتح يا سمسم عينيك )
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The lovable and award-winning character Toffa7a (apple) is playing a fun drawing game with her brother Simsim! She asks him to draw some shapes on a blank page, and then she asks him to close his eyes. Toffaha then transforms the shapes into lovely objects and asks her brother to : OPEN his eyes !


This is a cute Arabic picture book that introduces your child to the various shapes, while telling a cute and funny story. The interaction between Toffaha and Simsim is heart-warming and entertaining. Learning through story at its best ! Perfect for Arabic story time, or as an Arabic bedtime story.


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Ideal for children ages 2 to 5
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افتح يا سمسم عينيك
Rabbit and Tortoise (classical Arabic Story)
The Rabbit and the Tortoise
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The Rabbit and the Tortoise* (Arabic storybook )
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The classical story of the rabbit and the tortious is presented in this new Arabic story book in a colorful and catchy way. The clear and simple text, along with the bright illustrations make this Arabic picture book ideal for a bedtime story or a fun Arabic story time. This title is now available at our online Arabic language bookstore.

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* The Arab Cultural Club Award for Children's Books at Beirut International Book Fair 2011
Here You Are (Arabic picture book)
Here You Are! (Arabic picture book)
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Here You Are! (Arabic picture book)
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A cute Arabic picture book about the smart little girl Toffaha and her guess game with a witty Mister Rabbit. The story line is catchy and will keep your little one guessing and thinking. Ideal for children ages 3 to 5, and would be a great addition to your child’s first Arabic library. This title is now available at our online Arabic bookstore.
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اضهر و بان عليك الامان
Bouquet of Flowers (Arabic picture book)
A Bouquet of Flowers (باقة زهر )
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A Bouqet Of Flowers (باقة زهر )
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Here we are again with the adorable (and award-winning) character Toffa7a (apple)! In this lovely Arabic story, the smart little girl Toffaha is giving away a flower to each worker she passes by on her way home. What a sweet and warm way to introduce your child to the various professions !

The story line is simple and entertaining. Ideal for children ages 3 to 5, and would be a great addition to your child’s first Arabic library. This Arabic picture book is perfect for Arabic story time, and it is now available at our online Arabic bookstore.
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باقة زهر
When Turtle Flew (classical Arabic Story)
When the Turtle Flew (Arabic story book)
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When the Turtle Flew/ لما طارت السلحفاة (Arabic storybook )
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This award-winning Arabic story book presents the classical story of the flying turtle in a colorful and catchy way.The story line is warm and fun. The illustrations are bright and colorful. This lovely Arabic picture book is a wonderful addition to a child's Arabic library.

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2011 - Winner of the Best Children's Book (Production) - Arab Cultural Club; Beirut International Book Fair
لما طارت السلحفاة


Arabic kids book
Friends or Enemies (award winner)
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Friends or Enemies
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This is a beautifully illustrated* Arabic story book that tells a funny and warm story about two good friends. One day, and like all kids, the two friends get in a disagreement! Now, they won't talk to each other, but they both miss playing together. How are they going to reconcile? Whose fault is it, and who is supposed to apologize first? A resolution comes in the most unexpected way.

Ideal for children ages 7 and above, but if your kid is not an avid reader, this is an excellent book to read together.


يحدث شجار بين بطل القصة وأحبّ‮ ‬أصدقائه،‮ ‬ولم‮ ‬يلبث هذا الشّجار أن تحوّل إلى تماسك بالأيدي‮ ‬وعراك،‮ ‬ونتج عنه خصام بين الصديقين،‮ ‬وقطيعة تستمرّ‮ ‬طويلاً،‮ ‬إلى أن تصل رسالة إلى الصديقين،‮ ‬وتحدث المفاجأة في‮ ‬نهاية القصّة‮.‬

أدرج هذا الكتاب ضمن ‮ ‬لائحة الشرف للهيئة العالمية لكتب الأطفال‮ ‬ ( IBBY)


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Ages 6 - 12
Size: 21 cm x 14 cm

الأصدقاء الأعداء
* IBBY Honor List for: The high quality of illustrations
Arabic Chapter Book
One Year in Qana
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One Year in Qana (سنة فى قنا)


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This award-winning Arabic chapter book is both engaging and well written. The book is written as a diary of a 13 year old boy, who leaves the city (Cairo) with his family to live in the suburbs for one year. A year full of adventures, challenges, growth and some good laughs.



65 pages
Ages: 9 -14

** Shortlisted for the Etisalat Award for Arabic Literature 2014;
*** IBBY Honor List 2016

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سنة فى قنا


Arabic kids book (I Love)
I Love (Award Winning Arabic Story Book)
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I Love (award winner)*
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What a delightful Arabic picture book for children in pre-k and Kindergarten! The first-prize winner of the Etisalat Award for Arabic Children’s Literature 2009, this Arabic picture book explores with your child the various colors in the context of his/her daily routine. The roster, the bird, the goose and even the star each have a favorite color, but what about little Mazen, what is his favorit color?
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Ages 2 - 5
انا أحب

* Winner of the prestigious Etisalat Award for Arabic Children Literature - 2009
Arabic story book (Yasser List)
Yasser's Grocery List (award winning Arabic story book)
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Yasser's Grocery List

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This award winning Arabic book tells the story of Yasser, an observant and smart kid, as he tries to put together a grocery list, just like his mom. We follow Yasser through the early years of his childhood to see how his grocery list grows with him. The winner of the prestigious Assabil Award 2009 (Friends of Public Libraries), this Arabic story book is delightful and fun to read (it also makes for a great bedtime story). Yasser is a delightful character, to whom kids can easily relate. The lovely and bright illustrations add to the warmth of this Arabic story.

We are delighted that this award-winning Arabic story book is now available at our online Arabic bookstore.

This book is part of an (informal) three book series that includes: Yasser the Magician and Yasser, Guess


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It Does Not Rain Toys (award winning picture book)
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It Does Not Rain Toys *

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In this original Arabic picture book, children are exploring Nature, and wondering if the clouds could, somehow, give them toys instead of rain. How will the wise cloud respond, and what will the children finally decide to do? This is a sweet Arabic story book that tells a delightful story using simple text and warm illustrations. This is a hardcover book, ideal for children ages 2 to 5.

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* Winner of the Best Children's Book Award of the Lebanese Association of Children's Books

Grandma is Visiting (award winning Arabic children book)
Grandma is Visiting (award-winning Arabic story)
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Grandma is Visiting (Award-winning Arabic story*)
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Meet our lively and fun gramda ! In this award-winning Arabic story, a young boy "Nour" tells us about his grandmother, who has a young spirit and is full of energy . What adventures and stories does grandma have for Nour and his friends, when they visit him and spend the day at his house? This book would be great for a bedtime Arabic story, or simply for a fun Arabic story time.



* The book's illustrations won an honorary prize from Anna Lindh Foundation in 2011, as part of the campaign "Reading Here, There and Everywhere".



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جدتي معنا

Arabic kids book
Ghassan Knows the Most Beautiful Place (award winner Arabic story)
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Ghassan Knows the Most Beautiful Place (Award winning Arabic story)
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In this awad-winning Arabic story book *, Ghassan visits his grandmother in her small town. Ghassan then takes a walk in this lovely small town, looking for the most beautiful place. He discovers the natural beauty of the town's gardens, mountains, valleys and, of course, its quiet river. But, where is the most beautiful place? A warm story with beautiful illustrations (take a look at some inner pages), this Arabic picture book would make a great addition to your Arabic library. This is a lovely Arabic story to read with your child as a bedtime story.

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Ages 2 - 6

Size: 19 cm x 19 cm

* This book has been selected for The White Ravens - International Youth Library - Munich

غسان يعرف ما هو أحلى مكان
Arabic Chapter Book
Stepping out of the Bubble
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Stepping Out of the Bubble (الخروج من الفقاعة)


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A heart warming story about courage, patience, faith and personal growth. This award-winning Arabic chapter book is a page turner.
This Arabic book tells the story of Samer, who is going through some health problems. How will he deal with managing his feeling and what will he learn from this tough experience.



** Etisalat Award for Arabic Children's literature;
** Young Adult's Book of the Year 2015

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93 pages
Ages: 9 -14

الخروج من الفقاعة


The Very Hungry Caterpillar
The Very Hungery Caterpillar
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The Very Hungry Caterpillar (Eric Carle)
الدودة الشديدة الجوع
Product Description

This best selling Eric Carle's book is now available in Arabic. Loved by children and adults alike, this Arabic book is a great way to read and have fun with your little ones.

The book is lap size, light and easy to hold, which makes it ideal for Arabic story time, or Arabic bed time. The illustrations are beautiful and bright. The book is designed such that the little reader can interact with its pages in a visual-sensory way.

We are very excited that this lovely book is now available in Arabic at our online Arabic bookstore.


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22 x 16 cm
الدودة الشديدة الجوع
Does a Kangaroo Have a Mother Too
Does a Kangaroo Have a Mother Too?
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Does a Kangaroo Have a Mother Too? (by Eric Carle)
هل للكنغر ايضا ام؟
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A warm story line, bright illustrations and fun sentences. This is a perfect Arabic book to enjoy with your little ones. This best selling Eric Carle's book is now available in Arabic.

The book is lap size, light and easy to hold, which makes it ideal for Arabic story time, or Arabic bed time.

We are very excited that this lovely book is now available in Arabic at our online Arabic bookstore.


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22 x 16 cm
الدودة الشديدة الجوع
Toufaha Dress (Arabic audio book)
Toufaha's Dress _Arabic Audiobook (قصه صوتيه )
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Toufaha's Dress_Audiobook (قصه صوتيه )
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This Arabic audio book consists tells the story of the Award winning character (Toufaha), as she thinks about her new dress and what color should it be. This product consists of the Arabic story book itself, along with the audio disk (so this is a book + a CD). Read this new Arabic book to your child, or play the audio for him/her to listen to the story in the car, or while mom/dad is making dinner!

This Arabic audio book will make a perfect present for your little ones. We are glad
it is now available at our online Arabic bookstore.

Large book + CD
Arabic audio book
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تفّاحة محتارة في‮ ‬اللون الذي‮ ‬تختاره لثوب العيد‮.. ‬هل هو الأحمر أو الأصفر أم الأخضر أم‮.. ‬أم‮..‬؟
تُرى ما هو اللون الذي‮ ‬ستختاره؟
إنّها رحلة في‮ ‬عالم الألوان من خلال علاقة بعض الحيوانات بها‮.



ثوب تفاحة مع قرص مدمج

Toufaha Dress (Arabic audio book)
Toufaha, Show the Proof_Arabic Audiobook (قصه صوتيه )
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Toufaha, Show the Proof_Audiobook (قصه صوتيه )
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Another wonderful Arabic audio book, from the series of the popular and Award winning Arabic character, Toufaha. Read this Arabic book with your child. Or, listen to the story narrated on the Arabic CD. This Arabic audio book is a wonderful addition to your Arabic library.

This Arabic audio book is perfect for Arabic story time. It will also make a perfect present for your little ones. We are glad
it is now available at our online Arabic bookstore.

Large book + CD
Arabic audio book
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تفاحة متأكدة من أن الببغاء ياسمينة، طائرها المفضل، تختبئ بين الأغصان، ولك ياسمينة تنكر ذلك وتطلب من تفاحة أن تقدم لها الدليل والبرهان.. فهل يكون الأمر صعباً على تفاحة.. أم تنجح؟


تفاحة هاتي الدليل مع قرص مدمج

Bouquet of Flowers (Arabic picture book)
A Bouquet of Flowers _Arabic Audiobook (قصه صوتيه )
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A Bouquet Of Flowers_Audiobook (قصه صوتيه )
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This Arabic audiobook consists of the lovely Arabic story book (A Bouquet of Flowers) and an audio CD (on which the story is narrated). This is a particularly lovey Arabic story with the adorable (and award-winning) character Toffa7a (apple)! In this Arabic story, the smart little girl Toffaha is giving away a flower to each worker she passes by on her way home. What a sweet and warm way to introduce your child to the various professions !

Read this catchy and entertaining Arabic story alone, or follow along with the audiobook. Enjoy this Arabic audiobook at home or in the car. This Arabic picture book is also perfect for Arabic story time, and it is now available at our online Arabic bookstore.

Large book + CD
Arabic audio book
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باقة زهر
Rise and Shine(Arabic picture book)
Rise and Shine _Arabic Audiobook (قصه صوتيه ) Book + CD
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Rise and Shine_Audiobook (قصه صوتيه ) Book + CD
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Rise and Shine is now available as an Arabic audio book! This popular Arabic story features the award-winning character Toufaha. Read the Arabic story book (Rise and shine - صح النوم ), or listen to the Arabic audio CD (on which the story is narrated). In this Arabic story, Toffa7a (apple) is receiving Spring with much joy and excitement. As she walks along, she wakes up various animals from their long winter sleep. At the end of the story, she remembers that she has to wake up her bike from its long winter slumber, for it's spring time, time to play and enjoy nature.

We are very excited that this lovely Arabic story is now available as an audiobook at our online bookstore
Large book + CD
Arabic audio book
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صح النوم مع قرص مدمج

نحن في‮ ‬بداية فصل الربيع،‮ ‬وها هي‮ ‬تفّآحة تلتقي‮ ‬كلّ‮ ‬من كان نائماً‮ ‬في‮ ‬فصل الشتاء،‮ ‬سنجوب،‮ ‬سلحوفة،‮ ‬قنفوذ،‮ ‬ضفدوع،‮ ‬حلزونة،‮ ‬وحتّى دراجتها،‮ ‬وكم هي‮ ‬مشتاقة لنزهة عليها في‮ ‬شوارع القرية‮!‬
   
 

Every award winning Arabic book for kids listed here won at least one prestigious children’s literature award in the past few years. The list of awards is extensive, including the Etisalat Award for Children’s Literature, the Assabil Award from the Friends of Public Libraries, Best Children’s Book at the Beirut International Book Fair, and more.

These award-winning Arabic story books for children have won awards for both their beautiful illustrations and their meaningful and reflective stories which simultaneously delight and teach. So if you have been unsure of what book would be best for your child, these books are almost certainly the right place to start. And remember, orders over $50 ship FREE!