These are the books that have been nominated for the 2011 Etisalat Prize for Arabic Children's Literature.
Million-dirham contenders for Arabic Children's Literature prize
Umi Wa Al Tadkheen (My Mother And Smoking), by Samar Mahfoz, Dar Asala Publishing, Lebanon.
Ana Fi Baten Mama (I Am In Mum's Tummy), by Kefah Bu Ali, Kadi and Ramadi Publishing House, Saudi Arabia.
Hamda Wa Fesikrah (Hamda And Fsikrah), by Kaltom Al Ganem, Bloomsbury Publishing House, Qatar.
Rejel Shadi (Shadi Foot), by Samar Mahfoz, Yuki Press, Lebanon.
Endama Maradat Sadekati (When My Friend Got Sick), Samar Mahfoz, Yuki Press, Lebanon.
Zaman, by Faten Ibrahim, Bright Fingers Publishing, Syria.
Teery Ya Tayara (Fly The Plane), Amani Hasan, Nahdet Misr Publishing, Egypt.
Qisat Qablallnawm (Before Sleep), by Maya Abu Al Hayat, Tamer Community Education Foundation, Palestinian Territories.
Limaza La Ara Ma Yaroun (Why I Don't See What You See) by Najla Naseer, Talah Educational Means, Lebanon.
Nasaih Mouhmalah (The Neglected Tips), by Zakariya Tamer, Dar Al Hadaeq, Lebanon.
* Colin Simpson