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Hatem Aly - Illustrator

About the Illustrator

Hatem Aly is an Egyptian-born illustrator whose work has been featured in multiple publications worldwide. He currently lives in beautiful New Brunswick, Canada, with his wife, son, and more pets than people. When he is not dipping cookies in a cup of tea or staring at blank pieces of paper, he is usually drawing books. One of the books he illustrated is The Inquisitor's Tale by Adam Gidwitz, which won a Newbery Honor and other awards despite Hatem's drawings of a farting dragon, a two-headed cat, and stinky cheese.

Featured books by Hatem Aly

Other books by Hatem Aly

Yasmin the Singer

Yasmin the Singer

Author: Saadia Faruqi Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/10/2021

Yasmin is excited to attend a wedding party. But when the singing starts, Yasmin is too shy to join in. She finds a quiet spot to hide. So how does Yasmin suddenly find herself in the spotlight?

Yasmin the Librarian

Yasmin the Librarian

Author: Saadia Faruqi Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/10/2021

It's library day, and Yasmin is the helper! She loves shelving books, but suddenly, Yasmin discovers that her own special book is missing. How will she find it among all the other books?

Yasmin the Recycler

Yasmin the Recycler

Author: Saadia Faruqi Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/09/2021

Yasmin is thrilled about her school's new recycling program. But getting her friends to pitch in is no easy task! Will some creative thinking get Yasmin's friends to be good recyclers?

Yasmin the Scientist

Yasmin the Scientist

Author: Saadia Faruqi Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/09/2021

Everyone seems to have an idea for the science project except for Yasmin! After some failed experiments, Yasmin's snack break with Nani inspires an idea. Together they use kitchen science for sweet success!

Yasmin Pack D of 4

Yasmin Pack D of 4

Author: Saadia Faruqi Format: Mixed media product Release Date: 01/08/2021

Meet Yasmin! Yasmin is a spirited girl who's always on the lookout for those a-ha moments to help her solve life's little problems. Taking inspiration from her surroundings and her big imagination, she boldly faces any situation, though sometimes her imagination can get a bit carried away! A creative thinker and curious explorer, Yasmin and her multi-generational Pakistani family will delight and inspire readers.

The Madre de Aguas of Cuba

The Madre de Aguas of Cuba

Author: Adam Gidwitz, Emma Otheguy Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/04/2021

In Cuba, it is believed that a mysterious water serpent - the Madre de aguas - is responsible for providing and protecting the fresh water of the island. But the serpent is missing, and a drought has gripped the island. Uchenna, Elliot, and Professor Fauna fly to Cuba and endeavor to rescue the Madre de aguas. Unfortunately, it tries to kill them. Meanwhile, the Schmoke Brothers' goons are driving around Havana, dumping pink sludge into the sewers. What is going on? Can Elliot and Uchenna end the drought? Stop the Schmokes? Or will the creature they are trying to save just eat them instead?

In My Mosque

In My Mosque

Author: M. O. Yuksel Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/04/2021

A big-hearted global celebration of mosques and the diverse worshippers that they welcome every day! My mosque feels safe like home. In my mosque, we pray for peace, love and joy. You are welcome in my mosque. Picked by School Library Journal for the Best Picture Books of 2021. Do you go regularly to a mosque? Or perhaps you've never been inside one? This joyful book invites everyone - worshippers and newcomers alike - to step inside and meet warm, welcoming mosque communities all across the world. Join young Muslim children, their families and friends, as they learn, pray, eat, help others ... and play! Joyful illustrations from award-winning illustrator Hatem Aly (The Proudest Blue) bring to life this simple and heartfelt introduction to life inside the mosque! 'In My Mosque draws readers into the Muslim house of worship to show how it is so much more than a place to pray. Aly's illustrations echo the warmth of Yuksel's text, depicting loving, happy communities, rich in diversity of all sorts.' - Booklist 'This marvelous, welcoming book on mosques, Muslims, and Islam is a must.' - School Library Journal, Starred Review 'This personable, sensory love letter to a range of children's mosque experiences will engage new learners and resonate with those already familiar.' - Publishers Weekly, Starred Review 'Aly's bright illustrations pair well with Yuksel's words, ending with a beautiful spread of children staring at readers, waving and extending their hands.' - Kirkus

Yasmin Pack C of 4

Yasmin Pack C of 4

Author: Saadia Faruqi Format: Mixed media product Release Date: 01/10/2020

Meet Yasmin! Yasmin is a spirited girl who's always on the lookout for those a-ha moments to help her solve life's little problems. Taking inspiration from her surroundings and her big imagination, she boldly faces any situation, though sometimes her imagination can get a bit carried away! A creative thinker and curious explorer, Yasmin and her multi-generational Pakistani family will delight and inspire readers.

Yasmin the Writer

Yasmin the Writer

Author: Saadia Faruqi Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/10/2020

Ms Alex has assigned Yasmin's class to write about their heroes. Yasmin loves to write but she can't decide who her hero is. After dismissing lots of ideas, could it be that Yasmin's hero has been right beside her all along?

Yasmin the Gardener

Yasmin the Gardener

Author: Saadia Faruqi Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/10/2020

It's spring! Yasmin and her baba are excited to plant their garden, and Yasmin chooses a flower seedling. She gives it plenty of sun, water and good soil . . . so why is it wilting? Watching Nani sit in the sun gives Yasmin a bright idea and she knows just what her little plant needs.

Yasmin the Friend

Yasmin the Friend

Author: Saadia Faruqi Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/09/2020

Yasmin knows exactly what she wants to play when her friends come over. But it turns out her friends have their own ideas. Could a creative compromise make everyone happy?

Yasmin the Football Star

Yasmin the Football Star

Author: Saadia Faruqi Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/09/2020

Everyone in Yasmin's gym class is excited to play football . . . except for Yasmin. She's seen the pros play and it looks scary! When Yasmin is chosen as goalie, will she step up or back out? Courage, Yasmin!

The Proudest Blue

The Proudest Blue

Author: Ibtihaj Muhammad, S. K. Ali Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/05/2020

A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER AND AN AMAZON BEST BOOK OF 2019! 'A ground-breaking picture book about religion, sisterhood and identity' Waterstones Best Picture Books of 2020 Asiya's hijab is like the ocean and the sky, no line between them, saying hello with a loud wave. It's Faizah's first day of school, and her older sister Asiya's first day of hijab - made of a beautiful blue fabric. But not everyone sees hijab as beautiful. In the face of hurtful, confusing words, will Faizah find new ways to be strong? This is an uplifting, universal story of new experiences, the unbreakable bond shared by siblings and of being proud of who you are, from Olympic medallist Ibtihaj Muhammad. 'Stark, spiky silhouettes suggest the impact of casual unkindness, while strong, simple poetic language evokes Asiya's calm determination to ignore intolerance' GUARDIAN 'Beautifully done; a celebration of the sibling bond and a powerful story of resilience and being proud of who you are.' BOOKSELLER

The Chupacabras of the Rio Grande

The Chupacabras of the Rio Grande

Author: Adam Gidwitz, David Bowles Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/01/2020

Sasquatch and the Muckleshoot

Sasquatch and the Muckleshoot

Author: Adam Gidwitz, Joseph Bruchac Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/01/2020

Yasmin the Teacher

Yasmin the Teacher

Author: Saadia Faruqi Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/08/2019

Yasmin's teacher, Ms. Alex, gets called away and puts Yasmin in charge! Being a teacher will be a doddle But when things go wrong, Yasmin must think fast to get the class back on track before Ms. Alex gets back.

Yasmin the Zookeeper

Yasmin the Zookeeper

Author: Saadia Faruqi Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/08/2019

Yasmin's class is going to the zoo! The students love watching the animals do silly things, but when Yasmin is chosen to feed the monkeys, she's the one that does something silly. Can Yasmin fix her mistake and make friends with the monkeys?

Yasmin Pack B of 4

Yasmin Pack B of 4

Author: Saadia Faruqi Format: Mixed media product Release Date: 08/08/2019

Meet Yasmin! Yasmin is a spirited girl who's always on the lookout for those a-ha moments to help her solve life's little problems. Taking inspiration from her surroundings and her big imagination, she boldly faces any situation, though sometimes her imagination can get a bit carried away! A creative thinker and curious explorer, Yasmin and her multi-generational Pakistani family will delight and inspire readers.

The Creature of the Pines

The Creature of the Pines

Author: Adam Gidwitz Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/08/2019

The Basque Dragon

The Basque Dragon

Author: Adam Gidwitz, Jesse Casey Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/08/2019

Yasmin the Superhero

Yasmin the Superhero

Author: Saadia Faruqi Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/07/2019

Superhero Yasmin! She's got the cape. She's got the mask. Now she just needs a villain to defeat! While she's looking for one, she meets lots of friends and neighbours who need her help, but no villains. Then Yasmin discovers that she might not need a villain to wield her super powers!

Yasmin the Chef

Yasmin the Chef

Author: Saadia Faruqi Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/07/2019

Yasmin loves hosting parties! Music, friends, fun! But what she doesn't love is the spicy food her Pakistani family serves. Yasmin puts on her chef's hat and plans to make her own amazing, fantastic recipe ... as soon as she works out what that is!

Yasmin Pack A of 4

Yasmin Pack A of 4

Author: Saadia Faruqi Format: Mixed media product Release Date: 04/10/2018

Meet Yasmin! Yasmin Ahmad is a spirited second-grader who's always on the lookout for those aha moments to help her solve life's little problems. Taking inspiration from her surroundings and her big imagination, she boldly faces any situation, assuming her imagination doesn't get too big, of course! A creative thinker and curious explorer, Yasmin and her multi-generational Pakistani American family will delight and inspire readers.

The Basque Dragon

The Basque Dragon

Author: Adam Gidwitz, Jesse Casey Format: Hardback Release Date: 10/07/2018

Elliot and Uchenna have barely recovered from their first adventure with the Unicorn Rescue Society when the mysterious Professor Fauna approaches them with an all-new quest. And this time, they're going to have to cross the Atlantic Ocean to the Basque Country of northern Spain. Elliot and Uchenna, with Jersey in tow, soon wonder whether their newest, fire-breathing rescue might be more than they can handle. And why do the evil-doing Schmoke Brothers seem to be involved yet again? This is the second book in Unicorn Rescue Society, an exciting and hilarious new series about friendship, adventure, and mythical creatures from around the world by Newbery Honor-winning author Adam Gidwitz teamed up with Mixtape Club founders Jesse Casey and Chris Smith, and Hatem Aly, illustrator of The Inquisitor's Tale.

The Creature of the Pines

The Creature of the Pines

Author: Adam Gidwitz Format: Hardback Release Date: 10/04/2018

Elliot Eisner isn't exactly excited about starting at a brand-new school in a brand-new town; he'd much rather stay at home and read a book. But things take an unexpected turn when he finds out his weird new teacher, Professor Fauna, has planned a field trip for Elliot's very first day. Along with a new friend - brave, outspoken Uchenna Devereaux - Elliot gets caught up in a secret group of adventurers, The Unicorn Rescue Society, whose goal is to protect and defend the world's mythical creatures. Together with Professor Fauna, Elliot and Uchenna must help rescue a Jersey Devil from a duo of conniving, greedy billionaires, the Schmoke Brothers. Unicorn Rescue Society is an exciting and hilarious new series about friendship, adventure, and mythical creatures from around the world by Newbery Honor-winning author Adam Gidwitz teamed up with Mixtape Club founders Jesse Casey and Chris Smith, and Hatem Aly, illustrator of The Inquisitor's Tale.

Nightly News with Safa

Nightly News with Safa

Author: Helal Musleh Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/01/2016

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