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During the opening of 38th Edition of Sharjah International Book Fair, His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan Muhammad Al Qasimi, Member of the Supreme Council and Ruler of Sharjah honoured the winners for the 11th edition of Etisalat Award for Arabic Children’s Literature, which is organised by the UAE Board on Books for Young People (UAEBBY) and sponsored by Etisalat Group.

‘Children’s Book of the Year’ went for A story on S & L, written by Anas Abu Rahma illustrated by Lubna Taha and published by Al Dar Al Ahlia, Jordan.

The book titled Whose Doll is This? won the ‘Young Adult Book of the Year’, written by Taghreed Al Najjar and published by Dar Al Salwa, Jordan; while the ‘Best Text’ Award went to Damascus: A story of a city’ written and illustrated by Alaa Murtada and published by Al-Balsam Publishing House, Egypt.

The ‘Best Production’ category was won by Abu Karkouba, written by Nabiha Muhaidli, illustrated by Walid Taher and published by Dar Al Hadaeq, Lebanon. The ‘Best Illustration’ award was won by I Fly, written by Dr. Amani Saad Al-Najim,  illustrated by Ali Khalid Al-Zaini and published by ABC Publishers, Jordan.

Finally, the newly added the ‘Silent Book’ category was won by The Secret of the Well, illustrated by Masouma Haji Wand, ideated by Ali Al Qasem, and published by Dar Al Buraqh publishing house, Iraq.