Laiba A. Basit will be hosting a Live event at the CFV’s Summer Theatre Virtual Camp

Laiba A. Basit, a 12-year-old Guinness World Record holder and author of Apart, But Together, will be hosting a live virtual event from July 15th to 19th, between 12:15 PM and 5:30 PM EST, as part of CFV’s Summer Theatre Virtual Camp. Make sure to reserve your spot now to take advantage of this incredible opportunity!


Apart, But Together is the story of Lily, who has relocated to Washington, embracing a new life and making new friends, while Amy remains in California, where she has lived her whole life. Despite the distance, their close friendship endures through heartfelt letters. However, as time passes, they begin to drift apart. The arrival of an unexpected letter, not sent by either of them, threatens to either mend or further strain their bond.


Laiba A. Basit, a 12-year-old author from Kerala, India, now based in Qatar, achieved a Guinness World Record for being the youngest person to publish a book series. Her record-setting trilogy, *Order of the Galaxy*, earned her the title of ‘Youngest Person to Publish a Book Series.

Dana Badar will be Hosting a Virtual Event at the CFV’s Summer Theatre Virtual Camp.

Dana Badar, a 10-year-old author of “The Mystery of the Strawberry Cake”, will be hosting a virtual event from July 15th to 19th, between 12:15 PM and 5:30 PM EST, as part of CFV’s Summer Theatre Virtual Camp. Be sure to mark your calendars and take advantage of this exciting opportunity to hear from this talented young writer.


The Mystery of the Strawberry Cake, At the “Shade Away” event in Times Square, Cuppy Cup is disappointed when her cappuccino is swapped for a latte. After a mishap with her makeup, her assistant Lola brings the correct drink and introduces Wendy, a contest winner who gives Cuppy a piece of strawberry cake. The cake makes Cuppy ill, and she wakes up the next day as an ordinary teenager, having switched places with Wendy. She then experiences life as a regular girl and faces the repercussions of her past actions.


Dana Badar, at just 10 years old, Dana Badar has written the enchanting “The Mystery of the Strawberry Cake”, a debut that has captivated readers of all ages with its imaginative storytelling. Outside of writing, Dana is an accomplished climber, with multiple awards in bouldering and climbing. She dreams of representing her country in the Olympics.

Author Han Birondo to Launch ‘Of Love and Faith’ at Bo’s Coffee

Author Han Birondo is set to launch his latest book, “Of Love And Faith,” at Bo’s Coffee, located in Burjuman Mall, Dubai. The event is scheduled for this Sunday, July 7, from 3:30 to 6:00 p.m. Attendees will have the opportunity to meet the author, engage in discussions about the book’s themes, and have their copies signed.

Of Love And Faith” is a heartwarming story of Zaki’s journey through the complexities of love, faith, and fate in a world where Disney fantasies collide with the realities of human differences. It’s a poignant love story of two hearts, each shaped by their own beliefs and traditions. Buy the book here.

Han Birondo is a seasoned HR management professional with certifications in Learning and Development Training and Lean Six Sigma. Han Birondo’s journey into writing began with poetry in 1997, inspired by a college romance. Since then, she has penned numerous poems and hundreds of personal quotes, reflecting on life, love, and loss.

Author Khalid Hamid Kashtwari to Feature on ‘Life Talk with Ronak Kotecha’ Podcast

Our talented author Khalid Hamid Kashtwari, known for the enthralling book ‘Kastoor’, will be on the podcast ‘Life Talk with Ronak Kotecha’ on July 4, 2024, at 11:00 AM at the Zee building in Media City, Dubai. We’re excited to share that he’ll be featured on the renowned radio show, FUN Asian Network Radio. Don’t miss out on this incredible opportunity to listen to the author and get insights on his writing journey while delving deeper into the book’s content.

Kastoor is a gripping novel that portrays the beauty of life in the region amidst the strife and chaos. Join Shahid, Abrar, and Burhan – the three friends who have been there for each other since childhood. This is a tale of intricate love, friendship, brotherhood, and the reality of societal conflict. Purchase the copy here.

Khalid Hamid was born in 1991 in Srinagar, Kashmir. He attended the Tyndale Biscoe School and later received a Master’s degree in Human Resources. After the completion of his studies, he moved to UAE and pursued a career in his field, where he started interacting with people from diverse cultures. Apart from his 9-to-5 job, he discovered a passion for creativity, including painting, poetry, and writing.


Book Launch of “Of Love and Faith” by Han Birondo

Get ready for the upcoming book launch of “Of Love and Faith” by our renowned author, Han Birondo. Scheduled for June 30th, this Sunday evening event promises to captivate attendees at the prestigious L’eto Restaurant in The Galleria Mall. Mark your calendars for a memorable gathering from 5:00 pm to 7:30 pm.

Of Love And Faith” is a heartwarming story of Zaki’s journey through the complexities of love, faith, and fate in a world where Disney fantasies collide with the realities of human differences. It’s a poignant love story of two hearts, each shaped by their own beliefs and traditions. Buy the book here.

Han Birondo is a seasoned HR management professional with certifications in Learning and Development Training and Lean Six Sigma. Han Birondo’s journey into writing began with poetry in 1997, inspired by a college romance. Since then, she has penned numerous poems and hundreds of personal quotes, reflecting on life, love, and loss.

Sara Galadari Book Reading at Magrudys Bookstore

Dive into the captivating world of ‘The Pigeon Chronicles’ with Sara Galadari at Magrudys Bookstore, Jumeirah. Join the author on May 25th, Saturday, from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. for an immersive book reading experience. Unleash your creativity in an exclusive creative writing workshop guided by the talented author herself.

The Pigeon Chronicles is a fun read that revolves around Bobby’s pigeon predicament, which has reached new heights. Dive into a tale of avian angst and chaos in our latest story. Will Bobby’s vendetta against pigeons lead to pandemonium?

Sara Galadari, the Emirati literary sensation, is enchanting young readers worldwide. From devouring books in Dubai’s libraries to crafting captivating tales, Sara’s journey is a testament to her passion for storytelling. Armed with a BA and MSc in communication, she weaves narratives that transcend cultures and ignite imaginations.

Join us for a Book Reading with Author Sara Mostafawi!

Are you a student at the International School of Creative Science – Nad Al Sheba with a passion for reading? We’re thrilled to announce a special book reading session featuring the talented author, Sara Mostafawi, published by Austin Macauley Publishers. She will be reading her Shadeed and his iron fist.

Shadeed and his iron fist consists of four stories revolving around ethical issues faced by students in school. These problems include bullying through mocking others, verbal abuse, disrespect, having ill thoughts and hatred towards others, blind imitation, and suggesting alternative behaviour for each of these issues through the storylines.”

Join Dina O. Nasr on a Book reading session at Maple Nursery school Dubai

Book lovers! Mark your calendar for a book reading session of Author Dina O Nasr at Maple Nursery School Dubai. The author will talk about her book Spark the Sparkly Dragon.

Spark the Sparkly Dragon introduces the reader to the importance of respecting family bonds, honesty, caring for others, sharing, and being good listeners.

A Conversation on Inclusion with UNESCO at Move N Pick Hotel

Join us for a powerful conversation about inclusion featuring Nawal Benzoua, author of the acclaimed children’s book “Maya and Grace,” in collaboration with UNESCO! This inspiring event, held at Move N Pick Hotel, promises a thought-provoking exploration of Nawal’s work and its contribution to a more inclusive world.

Nawal Benzoua’s heartwarming tale of “Maya and Grace” transcends the boundaries of a children’s book. This captivating story celebrates the unwavering love between sisters, Maya and Grace, one with Down syndrome.

Nawal’s passion for inclusion extends far beyond the written word. As a respected leader in the accessibility community, Nawal is a driving force behind Massiraa, a company dedicated to empowering individuals with disabilities.

Nawal Benzoua Discusses “Maya and Grace” at GESS

Join us for a captivating event exploring the power of sisterhood with Nawal Benzoua, author of the heartwarming children’s book “Maya and Grace.” This session delves deeper into Nawal’s recent GESS interview, where she sheds light on the inspiration behind her story and the importance of celebrating inclusivity.

“Maya and Grace” invites readers into the enchanting Kingdom of Mouchi, where two extraordinary sisters embark on an unforgettable adventure. Maya, known for her stunning beauty, and Grace, a child with Down syndrome, share a bond that transcends differences.

Nawal Benzoua’s passion for writing stems from her own experiences. Inspired by her sister with Down syndrome, Nawal aspires to create stories that empower and inspire. More than just an author, Nawal is a force for inclusivity within the accessibility community.

Celebrate International Day with Nausheen Ahmed and “Ahmed – The Chief’s Son” at Al Salam Community School!

Embark on a captivating adventure at Al Salam Community School this International Day! Join us for a special book reading session featuring the acclaimed author Nausheen Ahmed and her enchanting children’s novel, “Ahmed – The Chief’s Son.” Mark your calendars for 9th Feb .

This event is a perfect opportunity for students at Al Salam Community School to embrace the spirit of International Day through the power of literature. Don’t miss out on this enriching experience!

Nausheen Ahmed, a renowned storyteller passionate about children’s literature and cultural heritage, brings the wonders of the UAE to life in “Ahmed – The Chief’s Son.” This captivating tale follows Ahmed, a young boy yearning for adventure beyond his traditional village life. When the opportunity arises to join his friend Khalid on a pearl diving expedition, Ahmed embarks on a journey that tests his courage and teaches him valuable lessons about friendship, responsibility, and the importance of his cultural roots.

Meet Nausheen Ahmed and Get Your Copy of “Ahmed – The Chief’s Son” Signed!

Join us for a thrilling adventure with award-winning author Nausheen Ahmed at a special book signing event! Nausheen will be at Al Salam private School Dubai from 3rd Feb to 5th Feb 2023 to meet her young fans and sign copies of her captivating children’s novel, “Ahmed – The Chief’s Son.”

This is a fantastic opportunity for young readers to meet Nausheen Ahmed in person and get their copy of “Ahmed – The Chief’s Son” signed. Nausheen is also known for her engaging storytelling sessions, so come prepared to be captivated by her tales!



Story Time with Sara Galadari at Maple Bear Nursery!

Calling all young bookworms! Join us for a delightful book reading event with Emirati author Sara Galadari at Maple Bear Nursery in Hayat Boulevard, Dubai.

This special event offers a chance to delve into two of Sara Galadari’s heartwarming tales published by Austin Macauley.

  • “What Is Home?”: Cuddle up for a heartwarming bedtime story perfect for parents to share with their little ones. This beautiful narrative explores the concept of home, reminding us that love and connection create a sense of belonging wherever we may be.
  • “The Pigeon Chronicles”: Spark laughter and imagination with the story of Bobby, a young boy harboring a hilariously strong dislike for pigeons! Will Bobby overcome his aversion, or will the pigeons win the day? Join us to find out!

Sara Galadari, a best-selling author in the UAE, has penned numerous captivating stories for children and young adults. Her own childhood passion for reading blossomed into a lifelong love of language and storytelling.

Book Launch of “Hear Yourself” with Prem Rawat at Waldorf Astoria Hotel

Join us for a momentous occasion – the official book launch of “Hear Yourself” by renowned author and peace ambassador Prem Rawat! This special event, held at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel, promises an enriching exploration of the book’s profound message.

“Hear Yourself” offers a powerful antidote to the anxieties and challenges of everyday life. Through Prem Rawat’s insightful guidance, readers discover a practical approach to cultivating inner peace, a wellspring of serenity residing within each of us. The book has garnered praise from acclaimed figures like musician Michael Bolton and therapist Susan Stiffelman, who credit Prem Rawat’s words with offering solace and profound wisdom.

A Conversation with Prem Rawat on “Hear Yourself” at GESS

Join us for a captivating event exploring the depths of self-discovery with Prem Rawat, author of the acclaimed book “Hear Yourself.” This exclusive session delves into his recent GESS interview where he sheds light on the transformative power within each of us.

“Hear Yourself” is an empowering guide on finding the antidote to life’s inevitable challenges – fear, anger, and worry. Backed by Prem Rawat’s decades of experience and wisdom, the book offers a practical approach to inner peace, a resource readily available within ourselves. Hear inspiring testimonials from renowned figures like Michael Bolton and Susan Stiffelman, who found profound insights and solace within Prem Rawat’s words.

Prem Rawat brings a wealth of experience to the table, spanning over 50 years. From his early days as a prodigy to his iconic teenage years and evolution into a global peace ambassador, Prem has touched the lives of millions with his exceptional clarity and commitment to well-being.

Book Signing with Fayiza Emad Khalifa at Al National Charity School

Join us for a special book signing event with Fayiza Emad Khalifa, author of the heartwarming children’s novel! Meet Fayiza at Al National Charity School on [Date of Event] and get your copy of her book signed.

In her debut novel, Fayiza tells the story of Hakima, a kind-hearted young girl facing the challenges of bullying. Despite her struggles, Hakima’s big heart and inner strength shine through. This inspiring story is sure to resonate with young readers as they navigate their journeys of friendship, acceptance, and self-belief.

Fayiza Emad Khalifa is a rising star in the world of children’s literature. Born and raised in the United Arab Emirates, Fayiza has always been passionate about reading and writing. Her academic achievements, including gold medals at the university level, demonstrate her dedication to excellence. Fueled by a lifelong dream of becoming an author, Fayiza’s heartwarming story is sure to capture the hearts of young readers everywhere. Don’t miss this chance to meet Fayiza and get your book signed!

Why I Did Not Die: A Book Launch Celebrating Resilience in Dubai

Join us for the empowering launch of “Why I Did Not Die,” a powerful memoir by Roxana Jaffer, on November 16th at the Holiday Inn Hotel in Dubai. This book chronicles Roxana’s extraordinary journey, a testament to the human spirit’s ability to overcome adversity. Through raw and honest storytelling, Roxana shares life lessons learned from eight near-death experiences, shaping her into a compassionate leader and a beacon of resilience.

Roxana Jaffer is more than just an author. A visionary leader in the hospitality industry, she’s a passionate advocate for positive change. Her dedication to social good is evident from her work with the United Nation’s World Food Programme, empowering underprivileged communities, and founding the non-profit “abc: an advent for building human capital.” “Why I Did Not Die” is an invitation to embrace life’s challenges and emerge stronger. Don’t miss this inspiring event!

Roxana Jaffer’s Book Signing Event

We are delighted to share that our talented author, Roxana Jaffer, of the book, ‘ Why I Did not Die ’, will attend her book signing event on 10th Feb 2023, Saturday from 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM at Swisshotel Al Murooj Rotana Hotel. Don’t miss this fantastic opportunity to meet the author and get a signed copy.

The influential book, ‘ Why I Did Not Die ,’ offers insights into the philosophical aspect of life, which is of resilience, struggle, and flexibility. This book provides lessons taught through real-life death-defying events and raises questions on fate, life, and death. You can order the book here.

Roxana Jaffer is a passionate woman who work for positive change, leading with a pure heart that is enthusiastic to making the world a better place. Her creative spirit radiates through her poetry, highlighting her unwavering resilience and spirituality.

A Chance to meet the Inspirational Nawal Benzaouia!

We are pleased to share that Nawal Benzaouia, the author of Maya and Grace, will be holding an author talk session on 31st October 2023, Tuesday, from 2:40 to 3:00 PM at Dubai World Trade Centre, Za’abeel Halls 4-6. The event will be fascinating for people of all ages, and readers alike. Don’t miss out.

In Maya and Grace, there is the Kingdom of Mouchi where the Poro family includes the spirited brothers, a captivating sister named Maya, and a unique baby named Grace. Grace’s arrival sparked a quest, and as the brothers set out to find their missing parents, Maya’s curiosity led her on a remarkable adventure, forever altering their destinies. You can order the book here.

Nawal Benzaouia is a dynamic advocate in the accessibility community. As the founder of Massiraa, she has expanded her company’s reach from France to the UAE and the US. Nawal’s writing journey was kindled by her childhood love for storytelling and her desire to shed light on the abilities that often hide behind disabilities, inspired by her sister with Down syndrome.

Book Introduction Event With Grace J. Choi

Grace J. Choi, author of The Way Out of Boredom: Italy, is scheduled to host a book introduction event on May 7th, 2023, from 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM at the Sharjah Children Reading Festival in Sharjah Expo, UAE.

The program will begin with an introduction to her book, The Way Out of Boredom: Italy, and her upcoming title, The Way Out of Boredom: UAE. This will be followed by a brief presentation of her character-related artworks, a character cookie-making session with the kids, and sharing cookies with them.

The Way Out of Boredom: Italy is a story about a fictional fluffy ball that is always lazy and bored. However, a chance encounter with a stranger leads him on a trip to Italy, which helps him find a way out of his boredom. You can purchase the book here.

During Covid-19, Grace J. Choi travelled extensively in Italy and was inspired to write this book for those who cannot physically visit the country.

Enjoy this exciting event with your children at the Expo!