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6 great books for children to dive into for the UAE’s Month of Reading… and you could win signed books too!


Al Yasmina Academy librarian Uzma Zareen puts together a reading list that children can get stuck into for March.

It’s reading month in U.A.E and just before we reveal the book list, did you know that our friends over in Dubai are making reading more fun for families and children?

Head to the Emirates Literature Foundation Reading Challenge to find out you could win signed copies of books. All you have to do is simply read as many books as you can this month and submit your book list with a one-line review for each.

Perfect for avid readers and for children looking for recommendations this list is the perfect starting point, so get turning those pages.

Watership Down

by Richard Adams

Fiver is a seer and predicts impending danger to his colony of rabbits. This fable of adventure is about the journey that a group of rabbits decide to embark on to find their new home and the obstacles and temptations they encounter along the way.  

Google it: A History of Google

by Anna Crowley Redding

Stanford students Larry Page and Sergey Brin have revolutionised the way information is consumed with Google. A tale that tells you the tangent a simple thesis project took in the hands of two innovative and intellectual minds looking to change the world.

The Goldfish Boy

by Lisa Thompson

Young Mathew prefers to stay in his room away from the chaos of the outside world. However, his OCD and keen eye for detail come in handy when a child goes missing in his neighbourhood and Mathew turns detective.

The Island at the end of Everything

by Kiran Millwood Hargrave

When Amihan’s island is turned into a colony for lepers, she is forced to leave her mother and soon finds herself in an orphanage. A heart-warming story about a young girl’s quest to return home.

Team Moon: How 400,000 People Landed Apollo 11 on the Moon

by Catherine Thimmesh

Based around direct quotes from people who’ve worked behind the scenes, the book gives you a glimpse into the excitement and concerns that the team behind the first moon landing had to tackle and overcome.

The Eagle Huntress: The true story of the girl who soared beyond expectation

by Aisholpan Nurgaiv and Liz Welch

In this inspiring story, teenage eagle hunter Aisholpan Nurgaiv talks about how she captured and trained her golden eagle for the Olgii eagle festival and won! The only girl to compete, Aisholpan’s story recounts how she persevered to accomplish a feat that everyone said to be impossible.

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