The Sharjah Children’s Reading Festival (SCRF) is a fun-packed, entertainment-filled 11 days of discovery, creativity and excitement. Some of the world’s best children’s authors will descend upon the Sharjah Expo Centre, reading their popular works and meeting their fans; alongside more than 120 international and local publishers who will offer their books for sale.
The aim of SCRF is to promote a love of reading amongst young and old, showcase Arab literature to the world and give illustrators and artists alike the chance to feature their intricate works. SCRF also provides a great place for fellow authors and publishing houses/publishers to network and interact. A whole host of special awards ceremonies are held during the Festival, including the Sharjah Children’s Books Awards and the Sharjah Award for Specially-Abled Children’s Books (click here to learn more about the Awards), as well as prize giving held during the Sharjah Exhibition for Children’s Books Illustrations, held in parallel with SCRF every year.