EPA captures attention of children and youth with 127 titles at SCRF 2022

EPA captures attention of children and youth with 127 titles at SCRF 2022

17 EPA members showcase a bouquet of titles in diverse genres under the Manassah project at 13th Sharjah Children’s Reading Festival

Sharjah, May 20, 2022

Young visitors are flocking to the Emirates Publishers Association (EPA) stand at the ongoing 13th Sharjah Children’s Reading Festival (SCRF) where under its Manassah platform, the entity is showcasing a bouquet of titles in diverse genres by Emirati publishers.

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Walking trees’ wandering the halls of SCRF 2022 raise awareness about the importance of nature and its preservation

‘Walking trees’ wandering the halls of SCRF 2022 raise awareness about the importance of nature and its preservation

Sharjah, 20 May 2022

Two attention grabbing, towering tree mascots with twisting branches crowned with a canopy of leaves are wandering the halls of the Sharjah Expo Centre where the 13th edition of the Sharjah Children’s Reading Festival (SCRF) is taking place until May 22. Crowds of children and families are seen trailing behind these otherworldly creatures, while some children are brave enough to walk up to them seeking a friendly handshake.

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An exclusive stall for young Muslim readers at Sharjah Children’s Reading Festival 2022

An exclusive stall for young Muslim readers at Sharjah Children’s Reading Festival 2022

From board books to novels, Deen Square’s booth at SCRF is a delight to visit

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Sharjah, May 20, 2022

“It was a dark night and there was a big bad storm. The people on the ship had to throw off all their things to make the ship lighter…. they had to throw off one man too. They didn’t want it to be Yunus but his name kept coming up, like when you do eeny meeny miny mo.”

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‘Reading makes us complete humans’; award-winning children’s author Christopher Okemwa tells SCRF’s young visitors

‘Reading makes us complete humans’; award-winning children’s author Christopher Okemwa tells SCRF’s young visitors

The Kenyan writer, known for his book Sabina and the Mystery of the Ogre, addressed a packed Sharjah Children’s Reading Festival audience of students


Sharjah, May 20, 2022

Award-winning Kenyan children’s author Christopher Okemwa inspired young visitors to the 13th annual Sharjah Children’s Reading Festival (SCRF) to read “more books and become wiser”.

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Book sales rev up at Sharjah Children’s Reading Festival 2022

Book sales rev up at Sharjah Children’s Reading Festival 2022
Publishers from around the globe collectively opine that the SCRF platform creates incredible business opportunities for them   


Sharjah, May 20, 2022

On the heels of His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, directing the allocation of AED 2.5 million for the purchase of books from the 139 publishers attending the Sharjah Children’s Reading Festival (SCRF) this year, an interview with some of them has revealed the incredible business opportunity the festival’s platform has created for them, directly linking publishers with thousands of readers of all age groups. 

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