Children’s Collection

Children’s Collection Page

When the National Library opens, we will offer a wide variety of books in English and Arabic, including bestsellers, classics, picture books, easy readers, and nonfiction. We will also feature e-books, DVDs, CDs, audiobooks, magazines, journals, and much more. While you are waiting for our opening day, please enjoy these links below to reader resources, online books, awards, and more.

Our top suggestions:

International Children’s Digital Library      English 
Free access web site for more than 4649 illustrated books for online viewing in 61 languages.     Arabic 
Offers stories in different categories for online viewing.

Spacetoon    Arabic 
More than a hundred highly illustrated stories for online viewing. 

Other reader resources links:

Aaron Shepard's World of Stories     English 
Is a nicely categorized collection of stories from around the world for online reading. The listings give the appropriate age for reading, length of the story, and origin.

Araboh   Arabic English
Araboh is an online children’s bookstore that sells quality Arabic materials handpicked for their interactive elements, fun storylines, and engaging content. It also has step-by-step advice on Arabic homeschooling, free downloadable resources, and parent discussion groups.

BABBOOKS     English 
Has 25 free illustrated books available for online reading or listening.

Baldwin Online Children's Projects     English 
Has 520 classic children’s books in a variety of genres for online viewing.

Bedtime-Story     English 
Has a large collection of illustrated books for online viewing. Some are classics and others are unique stories separated into unusual categories.

Bibliotheca Alexandrina’s My Book    Arabic  
Has a good collection of fiction, nonfiction, folktales, fairy tales, and fables for online viewing. Also it has books in different subjects like math, science, and history.

BookBox     English 
Has free books available for download in pdf (as a single page) and MP3. Also free games and coloring books.

Fable Library   English 

Has an interesting and unique collection of children’s works. Most are available for viewing online, including some flash versions, but a few are available for download.

Goodnight Stories 
Has a nice little collection of unique children stories for reading online. A good number of the stories were written by children. Some other activities and printable coloring pages are also available.

Gulf’s children    Arabic 
Offers a good number of stories, folktales, fairy tales, and translated stories for download. Some stories focus on children with special needs.

Harf    Arabic English 
Has a nice collection of flash animated song and audio read-a-long stories, prophets’ stories in Arabic and English. Games, songs, and Quran corner also available.

Islamic Library for Young Muslims    Arabic 
Has a wide range of fiction, nonfiction, folktales, fairy tales, and fables for online viewing.

Kindersite     English 
Offer a good number of stories in flash for reading and listening online as well as lullabies, music and games for younger children.   Arabic
Offers a nice collection of stories for online viewing.

mbc3    Arabic 
Has interesting animated read-along stories for viewing online.

Online Audio Stories     English 
Has close to 100 audio stories for free listening. Most are short poems, but there are a few longer stories mixed in.

Silly Books     English 
Has animated read along books for viewing online. These are flash animations, and are for those learning to read.

Speakaboos     English 
Has about 100 books available for listening and viewing online through a flash viewer. Downloads are available for a fee, though some are available free after registering. They also have a Play area with arts and crafts projects.

StoryLine Online  English 
Has audio books available for online listening and viewing. This site is a program of the Screen Actors Guild and features well-known actors as the readers.

Tonight's Bedtime Story
Offers classic fairy tales for download or online viewing in PDF.

Tools to Learn Arabic  English 
This blog offers 36 stories that can be used as a tool to learn Arabic. 

We Give Books  English 
High quality illustrated books for online reading. The web site also allows users to upload their books.

World of Tales English 
Has a collection of folktales, fairy tales and fables from around the world available for online viewing.

Children’s Magazines:

Koonoz Magazine    Arabic 

Majid Magazine    Arabic 

Basim Magazine    Arabic 

Al-Fateh Magazine   Arabic


Anna Lindh Arabic Children Books Award “Read here, there and everywhere”    Arabic English 

Arab American Book Award     English 

John Newbery Medal    English 

Randolph Caldecott Medal     English 

Robert F. Sibert Informational Book Medal     English 

Sheikh Zayed Book Award   Arabic English

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