As suggested by the Sharjah Children’s Reading Festival’s slogan, ‘Discover a Lifelong Friend,’ Ahmed Al Ameri sees early-age immersion as crucial.
‘At the beginning I was taking small, calculated steps and worrying too much,’ says Emirati publisher Bodour Al Qasimi as Kalimat turns 10 years old.
A substantial uptick in submissions to the illustration exhibition, deepens the field for visitors and for visual artists working in children’s publishing.
Embracing young people’s pleasure in technology, the Sharjah leadership experiments with a VR presentation of literature for children, based on the the life of the UAE’s founder.
Malaysian children’s book illustrator Wen Dee Tan, who won the top prize at the Sharjah Children’s Reading Festival, discusses the mission of her work.
The ongoing Sharjah Children’s Reading Festival has become a major attraction for families and young readers in the region, and publishers are taking notice.
The recent Sharjah Children’s Reading Festival offered a unique spectacle for readers and a snapshot of children’s book publishing issues in the Middle East.
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