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Arabia Readers Collection Kids

Each story follows the adventures of Haya and Hamad as they travel from England to visist their cousins Amal and Ali in the United Arab Emirates. Folklore, heritage and traditions are brought to the modern day in an engaging way that appeals to today’s children.

Stories have strong moral messages and help promote cultural understanding and tolerance.

​Bright illustrations help to reduce stereotypes and help BAME children see themselves in the stories they are reading at school or at home.



Level 1

Time to Fly

Haya and Hamad are getting ready to leave the UK and fly to the UAE to visit their cousins, but Haya has lost her new sunglasses!

16 pages
ISBN: 978-1-912730-19-3
ELT version
ISBN: 978-1-999895-51-8

Silly Hamad

Hamad is being very clumsy and Amal compares him to Shanaq bin Anaq. She tells Haya a story about this loveable giant.

16 pages
ISBN: 978-1-912730-20-9
ELT version
ISBN: 978-1-912730-58-2

A New Game

Amal and her friends play Al Laqfa, but Haya feels left out because she doesn’t know the game.

16 pages
ISBN: 978-1-912730-21-6
ELT version
ISBN: 978-1-912730-59-9

Level 2

An Important Day

The children are at a National Day parade when a soldier loses his flag. Can they help him find it?

16 pages
ISBN: 978-1-912730-24-7
ELT version:
ISBN: 978-1-999977-12-2

A Special Tree

Haya and Amal are playing by the palm trees in the garden. There aren’t palm trees in England, so Grandmother teaches the girls all about these special trees.

16 pages £3.30
ISBN: 978-1-912730-22-3
ELT version:
ISBN: 978-1-999895-52-5

A Project

Haya is working on a patchwork quilt, but the boys accidently ruin it. Haya is upset, but the family works together to make her a new one.

16 pages
ISBN: 978-1-912730-23-0
ELT version
ISBN: 978-1-999977-10-8

Level 3

A Hot Day

Hamad and Ali are playing out in the garden, even though they know they shouldn’t be out in the midday sun. Who do they encounter? Donkey Noon!

16 pages
ISBN: 978-1-912730-25-4
ELT version
ISBN: 978-1-999895-53-2

A Day Out

On a day out visiting the ruins of an old palace, the boys find something exciting. Is it an ordinary object or treasure?

16 pages
ISBN: 978-1-912730-26-1
ELT version
ISBN: 978-1-999977-14-6

A Lot of Sweets

It’s Eid al Fitr. After Haya eats all of her sweets very quickly, Ali convinces her that it is Eid al Nagat, the folklore character who comes after children that eat too many sweets. But is it really?

16 pages
ISBN: 978-1-912730-27-8
ELT version
ISBN: 978-1-999977-13-9

Level 4

Adventure in the Garden

Hamad suggests camping in the garden, but it’s a disaster! Until Grandmother and Grandfather decide to give the children a Bedouin experience under the stars.

24 pages
ELT version
ISBN: 978-1-912730-30-8

An Important Lesson

Amal is frustrated that the other children keep wasting water, so Grandmother tells them a story about the beloved folklore character, Juha who comes across a leaky pipe in the desert.

24 pages
ISBN: 978-1-912730-32-2
ELT version
ISBN: 978-1-912730-02-5

A Silly Mistake

When a journalist accidently believes that Ali has spotted a rare onyx, lots of people turn up at the school technology fair. Can Ali make things right?

24 pages
ISBN: 978-1-912730-28-5
ELT version
ISBN: 978-1-912730-00-1

Level 5

A Very Clever Bird

When a falcon appears in the garden, the children know it belongs to a Bedouin man who is camping in the desert. The man is in trouble and the falcon has come to them for help. Can the children help?

32 pages
ISBN: 978-1-912730-34-6
ELT version
ISBN: 978-1-912730-06-3

Adventure at Sea

During a visit to the port, Hamad is intrigued by the dhow boats. So, when a sailor invites him aboard his board, Hamad is excited. Unfortunately, the adventure quickly turns into a nightmare…

32 pages
ISBN: 978-1-912730-38-4
ELT version
ISBN: 978-1912730-10-0

Race in the Desert

Hamad and Ali enter a competition to make robot riders for a camel race, but nothing goes to plan. They are about to give up, when their father’s friend asks for help with his camel.

32 pages
ISBN: 978-1-912730-36-0
ELT version
ISBN: 978-1912730-08-7

Level 6

Preparing for a Trip

Grandmother is disappointed in Ali and Amal’s attitude towards buying new things for their trip to the UK. So, she tells them a story about the time when Juha met some foolish travellers who loved new things.

32 pages
ISBN: 978-1-912730-40-7
ELT version
ISBN: 978-1-912730-13-1

A Snowy Mistake

All of the children are playing in the snow in the UK and forget that they promised to take some food to their elderly neighbour, Mr Jones. After he falls in the snow, can the children make it up to him?

44 pages
ISBN: 978-1-912730-42-1
ELT version
ISBN: 978-1-912730-15-5

Danger at the Beach

The children are looking for crabs in the UK with their new friend, but they get in trouble as the sea gets closer and the waves get higher. Can they get back to the beach safely?

44 pages
ISBN: 978-1-912730-44-5
ELT version
ISBN: 978-1-912730-17-9


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