The finalists for the 2014 Etisalat Award for Arabic Children’s Literature...

...have been announced.

The YA list is:

Pizarro and the Pirates, by Nadia Al Shehri

Extraordinary Journeys to Unknown Places, by Sonia Nimr

One Year in Qena, by Hadil Ghoneim

Hawk Eye Mystery, by Taghreed al-Najjar

The Night of Fire, by Yacoub el-Sharouny

I looked for links to these books high and low and near and far, but struck out, out, out. Let me know if the comments if you have any luck.

For more information and the other category lists, see this press release.

(via Arabic Literature (in English))