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This page lists numerous children's books that might be of interest:

 

(A) A comprehensive list of children's books written in the Egyptian colloquial dialect,

(B) English books about Ancient Egypt or with a plot set in Ancient Egypt;

(C) Books about Ramadan and Eid (in English and a couple of nice ones in fusHa/classical Arabic); and

(D) Books in English about 1001/Arabian Nights.

 

 

(A) A Comprehensive List of Children's Books written in Colloquial Egyptian Arabic

(list as of February 2019):

 

  1. الخوف   — يوميات فرفوشة  يومى ماخبط  ماما بتحبنى (وقت الفراغ)  التعاون —     من سلسلة حواديت فرفوشة و سطور للتربية الايجابية  — https://www.facebook.com/hawadeettarbiaegabya/

  2. حستخبى فين؟  —  البنت اللي ضيعت خيالها  — http://www.ossass-stories.com

  3. الفرخة الشاطرة — هو الأسد بيعيش في البحر؟  — فين كرة آدم؟ — https://www.shamsena.com/collections/all

  4. الأمير الصغير  - ترجمة هكتور فهمي -- النسخة العامية تباع في دار هن للنشر والتوزيع  — There is no official publisher of this book.

  5. كان في واحدة ست  — يحيا أبو الفصاد  — بابا جاي امتى ...؟ -  يحيى التوني— سلسلة:  أغاني من زمان و كل زمان - من دار الشروق

  6. XYZ (i am still searching for the name of this book) — الناشر: المركز القومي لثقافة الطفل - رئيس المركز د. أحمد مجاهد 

  7. أين الرعاش؟ — من دار هوبو للنشر و التوزيع  — https://hoopoebooks.com — The narrative is in fusHa and the dialogue in colloquial a'amiya. The book is from 1999.

  8. برة الدايرة — ورا القناع  —  (for teenagers)  تأليف رانيا حسين أمين - من دار الشروق

  9. حروفي الجميلة   — من دار الشروق - تأليف و رسوم وليد طاهر — This is not a story. It is a book to teach the Arabic alphabet. It is a carefully crafted book that mostly uses words in fusHa that are largely the same in Egyptian a'amiya. So it is easy for young kids and does not overwhelm them with words they do not know when introducing the alphabet. Second edition published in 2008.

 

(B) English Children's Books about Ancient Egypt or with a plot set in Ancient Egypt (Books' appropriateness may vary by child age):

 

  1. Bella & Harry: Lets Visit Cairo : https://www.amazon.com/Lets-Visit-Cairo-Adventures-Bella/dp/1937616045

  2. Mummy CAT: https://www.amazon.com/Mummy-Cat-Marcus-Ewert/dp/0544340825/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1547222452&sr=1-1&keywords=the+mummy+cat

  3. Cigars of the Pharoah (The Adventures of Tintin) ; https://www.amazon.com/Cigars-Pharoah-Adventures-Tintin-Hergé/dp/0316358363/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1547222512&sr=1-1&keywords=tintin+cigars+of+the+pharaoh

  4. The Adventures of Katie Kross: Journey into the Pyramids : https://www.amazon.com/Adventures-Katie-Kross-Journey-Pyramids/dp/1608447065/ref=sr_1_fkmr0_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1547222587&sr=1-2-fkmr0&keywords=The+adventures+of+Kattie+kross+journey+i+to+pyramids

  5. Look Inside Mummies and Pyramids  : https://www.amazon.com/Inside-Mummies-Pyramids-Board-Books/dp/1409563928/ref=sr_1_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1547222775&sr=1-2&keywords=mummies+and+pyramids#customerReviews

  6. Egypt Magnified: With a 3x Magnifying Glass : https://www.amazon.com/Egypt-Magnified-3x-Magnifying-Glass/dp/1786030977/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1547222641&sr=1-1&keywords=egypt+magnified

  7. Magic Tree House 3: Secret of the Pyramid: https://www.amazon.com/Magic-Tree-House-Secret-Pyramid/dp/1862305250/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1547222700&sr=1-1&keywords=magic+tree+house+secret+of+the+pyramid

  8. Mummies in the Morning (Magic Tree House, No. 3): https://www.amazon.com/Mummies-Morning-Magic-Tree-House/dp/0679824243/ref=pd_sbs_14_1?_encoding=UTF8&pd_rd_i=0679824243&pd_rd_r=a8302aad-15ba-11e9-9ab6-bffd06ef50b9&pd_rd_w=tiUny&pd_rd_wg=SXbih&pf_rd_p=7d5d9c3c-5e01-44ac-97fd-261afd40b865&pf_rd_r=T7269SG1BYVPQC28Q7S8&psc=1&refRID=T7269SG1BYVPQC28Q7S8

  9. Mummies and Pyramids: A Nonfiction Companion to Magic Tree House #3: Mummies in the Morning :https://www.amazon.com/Mummies-Pyramids-Nonfiction-Companion-Morning/dp/0375802983/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1547222775&sr=1-1&keywords=mummies+and+pyramids

  10. There's A Pharaoh In Our Bath! : https://www.amazon.co.uk/Theres-Pharaoh-Laugh-Jeremy-Strong/dp/0141324430/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1547222968&sr=8-1&keywords=there%27s+a+pharaoh+in+our+bath

  11. The Plot on the Pyramid (Egyptian Tales) by Deary, Terry : https://www.amazon.co.uk/Pyramid-Egyptian-Tales-September-Paperback/dp/B0168SRXTS/ref=sr_1_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1547223042&sr=1-2&keywords=the+plot+on+the+pyramid

  12. In Egyptian Times: https://www.amazon.com/Egyptian-Times-Padded-Hardbacks/dp/0746097778/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1549503724&sr=8-1&keywords=in+egyptian+times

 

 

(C) Children’s Books in English about Ramadan & a couple of nice ones in fusHa Arabic about Eid El AdHa and Ramadan:

 

  1. Ramadan - Read About the Holidays : https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0516273779/ref=oh_aui_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1

  2. My First Ramadanhttps://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1250062683/ref=oh_aui_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1

  3. Its Ramadan, Curious Georgehttps://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0544652266/ref=oh_aui_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1

  4. Night of the Moon https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1452168962/ref=oh_aui_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1

  5. Lailah's Lunch Box  - https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0884484319/ref=oh_aui_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1

  6. من خبا خروف العيد؟ - تأليف تغريد النجار - من دار السلوى  - https://alsalwabooks.com/en/

  7. عندما دق الباب ... - تأليف تغريد النجار - من دار السلوى  - https://alsalwabooks.com/en/

 

(D) Children’s Books about the 1001 Nights (Arabian Nights) in English:

 

  1. Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves, by Claudia Venturini: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1846432510/ref=oh_aui_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1

  2. Arabian Nights: Retold from the classic tales, by Sterling Children's Books: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1402745737/ref=ox_sc_act_title_1?smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER&psc=1

  3. Usborne Illustrated: Arabian Nights,  https://www.usborne.com/quicklinks/eng/catalogue/catalogue.aspx?cat=1&loc=uk&id=6416