Books

More Adventures of Lizard and Toad in The Windy Day and Other Stories

Lizard and Toad are friends. They live in a wadi in the mountains of Arabia. Toad’s curiosity often leads him into trouble, but clever Lizard always has a bright idea to help his friend out of a sticky situation.

Follow Lizard and Toad in four more exciting adventures: The Windy Day, Toad Makes a Splash,Whose Egg? and The Party. Includes a colouring page and an introduction to the creatures who live in a UAE Wadi.

Click here for the free home learning pack for teachers and parents!

Click here to buy in the United Arab Emirates

£8.95

Where is Everyone?

Curious wild animals roaming through the empty streets around the world whilst people stayed at home to keep safe during lockdown was the inspiration behind Where is Everyone? –  the latest children’s story by award-winning author Julia Johnson.

Click here to download the free Where is Everyone teaching pack for teachers and parents which may help children explore their feelings about the events of Covid-19.

Click here to buy in the United Arab Emirates.

 

£7.95
Heart and Soul: A Memoir

Heart and Soul: A Memoir

Pre-order in the United States here.

In this memoir, Al-Baluchi candidly shares his experiences of family, student and working life, drawing out important lessons learned along the way. In both his own words and through testimonials from friends and colleagues, Al-Baluchi offers some unique personal insights, from the challenges of navigating a foreign work culture to the nurturing of lifelong global friendships.

Heart and Soul: A Memoir will be available in April 2021.

 

£20.00

Available to pre-order.

Bye-Bye Germs: Be a Handwashing Superhero!

Educators! Email us via germs@medinapublishing.com for discounts on 10+ books! 

Bye-Bye Germs: Be a Handwashing Superhero! introduces Jess and her brother Joe who were playing with their toys when Jess felt a tickle in her throat.

The little tickle turned into a bigger tickle…
…and the bigger tickle turned into a giant cough and sneeze until Jess and Joe are both in bed poorly!

How can they stop the germs from spreading?

Join them on their journey as they learn that becoming a handwashing superhero will keep the naughty germs at bay!

In the wake of COVID-19, we are all aware of the importance of hand hygiene.

Medina Publishing has partnered with De Montfort University to publish a child-friendly book that includes fact boxes to explain the importance of hand-washing to help children, parents and carers understand the science behind the story.

Buy in the United Arab Emirates here.

£6.99

Lizard and Toad in There’s No Place Like Home and Other Stories

Lizard and Toad are friends. They live in a wadi in the mountains of Arabia.

Toad’s curiosity often leads him into trouble, but clever Lizard always has a bright idea to help his friend out of a sticky situation.

Follow Lizard and Toad in four exciting adventures – There’s No Place Like Home, Toad’s Painting, Toad Takes a Ride and The Discovery.

Includes a colouring spread and an introduction to the creatures who live in a UAE Wadi.

Click here for the free home learning pack for teachers and parents!

Click here to buy in the United Arab Emirates

£8.95

Alphabet Souq

The follow-up to A is for Arabia, this is a perfect gift for any child between the ages of four and eight, or for younger children learning the alphabet for the first time.

Click here to buy in the United Arab Emirates

£4.99

Million Dollar Bash T-Shirt

We attended the Million Dollar Bash music Festival in August 2019 – celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Bob Dylan playing the island in 1969.

As well as our many books about Dylan and the Isle of Wight Festivals, we created this commemorative t-shirt.  Yours for £20 with free UK P&P, available in S,M,L and XL.

£20.00

Picasso’s Revenge

The explosive phenomenon of ‘modern art’ bursts out of the blue, from the brush of a riotous, yet sometimes timid, immigrant painter. How, and particularly why, this happened is explored in this historical novel, revealing a great story in art previously neglected.

Picasso’s Revenge concerns a painting – Les Demoiselles d’Avignon – and Jacques Doucet who horrifies his wife by buying the artist’s outrageous Brothel picture. Doucet is a couturier, tortured and fastidious to the point of ludicrousness. He struggles to overcome the scandal of owning a painting so difficult that even its author had hidden it away for ten years.

In an arduous quest to uncover the painting’s origins the art patron finds keeping it more painful than he could ever have realised. The answer to his appalling dilemma is wrapped up in Les Demoiselles and concerns Picasso’s greatest and most powerful secret.

£17.95

Audiobooks

The Pearl Diver Audiobook read by author Julia Johnson

This delightful story, carefully researched from oral and written sources – some dating from more than 150 years ago – offers an insight into the way of life that sustained the Arabian Gulf right up until the discovery of oil.

The winning charm of Patricia Al Fakhri’s watercolours combine with Julia Johnson’s narrative to make The Pearl Diver a perennial favourite with children aged 8 to 12.

Buy the book in the United Kingdom.

Buy the book in the United Arab Emirates.

Download The Pearl Diver Teaching Pack.

Diana: I’m Going to be Me: Audiobook

Diana: I’m Going to be Me, tells the remarkable story of Princess Diana’s life through her own words.

It is now 20 years since this iconic royal figure died at the tragically young age of 36 in a Paris car crash. Her powerful legacy lives on through her sons, Princes William and Harry, and a new generation is becoming aware her extraordinary life for the first time.

This audiobook is narrated by Roger Harrison.

£8.95

Blue Jackal and other tales from Islamic lands: Audiobook (Arabic)

The Blue Jackal and other tales are stories that children would hear from their parents and grandparents, each storyteller relating his or her own version. In this beautifully illustrated hardback book, these fables are re-told in a simple language that children can understand and enjoy.

First written down more than 2,500 years ago in an ancient Indian language called Sanskrit, these and other stories were included in a book called the Panchatantram fables. From India, travellers carried the stories to Iran, and then on to the Arabic-speaking world, where they formed part of a book called Kalila and Dimna.

This audiobook is narrated by Timothy Knapman.

Blue Jackal and other tales from Islamic lands: Audiobook

The Blue Jackal and other tales are stories that children would hear from their parents and grandparents, each storyteller relating his or her own version. In this beautifully illustrated hardback book, these fables are re-told in a simple language that children can understand and enjoy.

First written down more than 2,500 years ago in an ancient Indian language called Sanskrit, these and other stories were included in a book called the Panchatantram fables. From India, travellers carried the stories to Iran, and then on to the Arabic-speaking world, where they formed part of a book called Kalila and Dimna.

This audiobook is narrated by Timothy Knapman.

Merchandise

SeaBEAN Wristbands

Black SeaBEAN wristsbands x 3

Part of the SeaBEAN merch collection.

£1.00

The Writing in the Stone Badges

The Writing in the Stone badges x 2. One black, one white, featuring artwork by Angharad Crossley.

£1.50

The Writing in the Stone Postcard

Postcard of Irving Finkel’s The Writing in the Stone, featuring artwork by Angharad Crossley.

£0.75

The Writing in the Stone Print

The Writing in the Stone limited edition artwork prints signed by the illustrator Angharad Crossley.

£10.00

The Writing in the Stone T-Shirt

Limited Edition The Writing in the Stone T-Shirt

The front display the title in cuneiform, written by Irving Finkel himself.

£15.00