When the National Library opens, we will offer a wide variety of books in English and Arabic, including bestsellers, classics, picture books, easy readers, and nonfiction. We will also feature e-books, DVDs, CDs, audiobooks, magazines, journals, and much more. While you are waiting for our opening day, please enjoy these links below to reader resources, online books, awards, and more.
Our top suggestions:
International Children’s Digital Library English
Free access web site for more than 4649 illustrated books for online viewing in 61 languages.
Offers stories in different categories for online viewing.
More than a hundred highly illustrated stories for online viewing.
Other reader resources links:
Aaron Shepard's World of Stories English
Is a nicely categorized collection of stories from around the world for online reading. The listings give the appropriate age for reading, length of the story, and origin.
Araboh Arabic English
Araboh is an online children’s bookstore that sells quality Arabic materials handpicked for their interactive elements, fun storylines, and engaging content. It also has step-by-step advice on Arabic homeschooling, free downloadable resources, and parent discussion groups.
Has 25 free illustrated books available for online reading or listening.
Baldwin Online Children's Projects English
Has 520 classic children’s books in a variety of genres for online viewing.
Has a large collection of illustrated books for online viewing. Some are classics and others are unique stories separated into unusual categories.
Bibliotheca Alexandrina’s My Book Arabic
Has a good collection of fiction, nonfiction, folktales, fairy tales, and fables for online viewing. Also it has books in different subjects like math, science, and history.
Has free books available for download in pdf (as a single page) and MP3. Also free games and coloring books.
Fable Library English
Has an interesting and unique collection of children’s works. Most are available for viewing online, including some flash versions, but a few are available for download.
Goodnight Stories English
Has a nice little collection of unique children stories for reading online. A good number of the stories were written by children. Some other activities and printable coloring pages are also available.
Gulf’s children Arabic
Offers a good number of stories, folktales, fairy tales, and translated stories for download. Some stories focus on children with special needs.
Harf Kids.com Arabic English
Has a nice collection of flash animated song and audio read-a-long stories, prophets’ stories in Arabic and English. Games, songs, and Quran corner also available.
Islamic Library for Young Muslims Arabic
Has a wide range of fiction, nonfiction, folktales, fairy tales, and fables for online viewing.
Offer a good number of stories in flash for reading and listening online as well as lullabies, music and games for younger children.
Offers a nice collection of stories for online viewing.
Has interesting animated read-along stories for viewing online.
Online Audio Stories English
Has close to 100 audio stories for free listening. Most are short poems, but there are a few longer stories mixed in.
Silly Books English
Has animated read along books for viewing online. These are flash animations, and are for those learning to read.
Has about 100 books available for listening and viewing online through a flash viewer. Downloads are available for a fee, though some are available free after registering. They also have a Play area with arts and crafts projects.
StoryLine Online English
Has audio books available for online listening and viewing. This site is a program of the Screen Actors Guild and features well-known actors as the readers.
Tonight's Bedtime Story English
Offers classic fairy tales for download or online viewing in PDF.
Tools to Learn Arabic English
We Give Books English
High quality illustrated books for online reading. The web site also allows users to upload their books.
World of Tales English
Has a collection of folktales, fairy tales and fables from around the world available for online viewing.
Koonoz Magazine Arabic
Majid Magazine Arabic
Anna Lindh Arabic Children Books Award “Read here, there and everywhere” Arabic English
Arab American Book Award English
John Newbery Medal English
Randolph Caldecott Medal English
Robert F. Sibert Informational Book Medal English
Sheikh Zayed Book Award Arabic English
Qatar National Library (QNL), in collaboration with Hamad Bin Khalifa University Press (HBKU Press), and the Goethe-Institut Gulf Region, has launched the second workshop of the ‘Books - Made in Qatar’ initiative. The workshop is dedicated to the development of Qatari illustrators and is being organized as part of the official Qatar Germany 2017 Year of Culture program.
Qatar Philharmonic Orchestra (QPO) and Qatar National Library (QNL) have collaborated to curate playlists that can be streamed for free by all residents of Qatar, who have a membership with QNL, through the Naxos Music Library’s online database.