Friday, January 22, 2016

Popular Picture Book Authors Now In Arabic

I know many of you want to become more fluent in Arabic. Our popular Arabic language classes are proof of that. However, finding good material to supplement and complement the Arabic classes outside of the classroom can be tough. We here at the Islamic Resource Center want to make sure your Arabic learning needs are met. Our library includes its own collection of Arabic materials for all ages and reading levels including popular current picture book titles now available in Arabic. Titles include:

Lauren Thompson's Little Quack series:
Karma Wilson's Bear and Little Pip series':
Taghrid A. Najjar's Halazone and Best Friends series':
These fun characters will draw you into their stories in fun and engaging ways. With an ever expanding collection, chances are you too will find the right book to help you on your way. See our staff for more recent additions or click on our online catalog located under the library tab on our website today.

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Bilingual Children's Books

Learning a new language is hard, especially when it requires an entirely new alphabet. Sometimes seeing the words side by side just makes the process that much easier. Whether you are young or old, these children's books will help do just that:

Handa's Surprise
by Eileen Browne
Arabic translation by Azza Habashi

"Handa puts seven different delicious fruits in a basket to take to her friend, Akeyo. But on Handa’s walk, she passes a variety of animals who find the fruit very inviting. Something happens when she arrives at her friend’s village."

Image result for the dark  Baghdasaryan arabicThe Dark
by Rouzanna Baghdasaryan
illustrated by Manana Mochiladze

"Jonah is afraid of the dark. His older brother Gor promises to give Jonah his favorite toy soldier if he'll try not to be afraid--but now Jonah is too excited to sleep."

Hip, Hop
by Catherine Hnatov

"Playful images of favorite animals hop and splash, tweet and purr in captivating black and white illustrations that will engage toddlers and invite them to look!"

Oranges for Everyone
by Daiga Zake
illustrated by Elena Stojanova

"When Jimmy s mother brings home a bag of five beautiful oranges, he wants to keep them all for himself. But his instinct to share with his family and friends is too strong to resist until he has no oranges left at all! This day, Jimmy will learn a lot about the gift of generosity."

Lima's Red Hot Chilli
by David Mills
illustrated by Derek Brazell

"Take one little hungry girl, six different tempting foods and one shiny delicious red hot chilli. One big bite into the chilli results in a spectacular display of fireworks. Mum, dad, aunt and grandad all come to help but Lima's mouth is still too hot. Who can rescue her?"