About

Finding fun Arabic books is hard!

Our founder grew up in the States struggling to learn Arabic because of the low quality Arabic children's books that were available. Finally learning Arabic as an adult, she created a subscription service that she wished she had! Providing high quality Arabic books that actually make children WANT to read in Arabic! We are dedicated to sourcing, providing, and producing the best Arabic children's books!  

We love books!

Founded in California in 2018, Arabic Book A Month is made up of a team of book lovers and authors who are dedicated to providing you with the very best Arabic children's books every month. We believe that providing children with a quality education is the best gift we can give them. Our customers value the time spent reading with their little ones, sparking discussion and connection. Their family is their highest priority. Caring for their child is not circumstantial; it is routine. 

What is Arabic Book A Month?

Arabic Book A Month is a monthly book subscription service sending a package of quality Arabic children's books to your door! Every month you will discover exciting and cultural books, perfect for introducing and teaching your child the Arabic language.

What packages are available?

We offer packages for three age groups: 0-3, 4-8, and 9-12. You can select 1-3 books for either of the first two packages, or 1 book for ages 9-12. We also offer a Mixed Ages package!

How are the books selected?

Our book critics, web of international Arabic publishers, and children's authors keep us in the loop of what new quality Arabic literature is making its way into the market. We carefully read and evaluate each book for what is the most exciting, will create the most bonding, and may inspire a love of reading Arabic before selecting it as one of our books of the month.

Our founder:

  

Dina Elabd is a children's author and critic, and the founder of Arabic Book A Month. For over ten years, she has worked in children's book publishing, presented at conferences, and contributed to the production of over 40 books and magazines. Dina has also completed a Masters of Education at the University of Cambridge specializing in Critical Approaches to Children's Literature.  

In 2017, Dina led a one million dollar project with Room to Read to publish 20 quality Arabic children's books in Jordan, which were printed into 600,000 copies and distributed for free to underprivileged and refugee children. She personally coordinated between publishers, authors, and illustrators to produce an unparalleled set of Arabic picturebooks. You can learn more at https://www.roomtoread.org/jordan.

Dina has published three children's books, with her fourth coming out soon. Her titles include Melouq (2016), The Lion that Dressed as a Sheep, The Magic Palm (2017), and Mila, The Beautiful Cat "ميلا القطة الجميلة" (Asala Publishing, 2018). She regularly reads and gives workshops at schools, and enjoys her interactions with students. You can learn more about her work on her website here.