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Syria, Egypt, Qatar shine at Children’s Literature awards
By a Staff Reporter November 05, 2015
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Sharjah: Publishing houses from Iraq, Egypt, Syria and Qatar dominated in the children’s and young adult book categories of the seventh Etisalat Award for Arabic Children’s Literature.

The awards were presented by His Highness Dr Sheikh Sultan Bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, to the winners during the opening ceremony of the SIBF 2015 on Wednesday.

The Judge’s Mule, written by Shafeek Mehdi and illustrated by Taiba Abdullah, won the Children’s Book of the Year and the Best Production Award. While Getting out of the Bubble, written by Ibrahim Shalabi, won the Young Adult Book Award.

Me and My Granny, written and illustrated by Ebtihaj Al Harthi, won the Best Text Award, while the Best Illustration Award went to Nour Runs Away from the Story, written by Abeer Ali Al Kalbani and illustrated by Gulnar Hajo.

Sheikha Bodour Bint Sultan Al Qasimi, Founder and Royal Patron of the UAE Board on Books for Young People (UAEBBY), congratulated the winners and lauded the efforts of all nominated publishing houses, writers and illustrators.

She said, “The improved quality of books being nominated for the award year after year raises optimism and hopes of a better future for Arab children, a future that will nurture knowledge and culture in children’s minds and inspire creativity in them, paving the way for a better future for our nation.”

Abdulaziz Taryam, CEO Adviser and General Manager of the Northern Emirates at Etisalat, said that Etisalat’s sponsorship of the award comes within the framework of our social responsibility and its desire to effectively contribute to supporting initiatives that can make a difference and bring about a positive change in the UAE and the greater Arab society by motivating creative potential in all fields.

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