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Red Short-legged Hen, Read with Me selected Book

Red Short-legged Hen

Author: Parvin DolatAbadi
Illustrator: Parastou Haghi
Publication: The Institute for Research on the History of Children’s Literature

Red Short-legged Hen is a verse fiction about a hen working and making bread from a tiny small wheat seed. In this book life, working, effort and cooperation are admired and laziness is blamed while the process of producing bread is explained.

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The lyrics of Gypsy's Tar, Read with Me Selected Book

The lyrics of Gypsy's Tar

Author: Mohammad Hadi Mohammadi
Illustrator: Haleh Tavakoli
Publication: The institute for research on the history of Children’s literature

The Lyrics of Gypsy’s Tar is the story of gypsies during thousands of years. In the story, Earth, Water, Air and Fire are the children of Daddy Gypsy who wanders with his Tar and Donkey looking for wheat and bread.

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I Ran and Ran, Read with Me selected Book

I Ran and Ran

Author: Mohammad Hadi Mohammadi
Illustrator: Hassan Amekan
Publication: The Institute for Research on the History of Children’s Literature

“I ran and ran” is one of the oldest Iranian folklore songs. In this book babies understand the different aspects of life and working.

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Raven's Seven Dreams, Read with Me selected Book

Raven's Seven Dreams

Author: Mohammad Hadi Mohammadi
Illustrator: Nafiseh Riahi
Publication: The institute for research on the history of Children’s literature

The story of this book is about a raven that does not want to live like other ravens and wants to look at world in his own way, through his dreams.

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Palm Tree and Goat Fairy Tale, Read with Me selected Book

Palm Tree and Goat Legend

Author: Mohammad Hadi Mohammadi
Illustrator: Ali Amekan
Publication: The Institute for Research on the History of Children’s Literature

This book is a recreation of an ancient Persian verse tale. It tells the story of a goat and a palm tree who discuss and boast their utilities.

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The Tales of Wise Rabbit, Read with Me selected Book

The Tales of Wise Rabbit

Author: Mohammad Hadi Mohammadi
Illustrator: Keyvan Akbari
Publication: The Institute for Research on the History of Children’s Literature

This book is a set of twelve stories about an ordinary rabbit who becomes a royal physician and  is able to find a solution for every problem by his wisdom. Children learn through the stories that they can solve every difficulty by creativity and innovation.

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Nokhodi's Tales, Read with Me selected Book

Nokhodi's Tales

Author: Mohammad Hadi Mohammadi
Illustrator: Keyvan Akbari
Publication: The Institute for Research on the History of Children’s Literature

Nokhodi is a Persian folklore character like Tom Thumb. Nokhodi is sent to Earth as a punishment and these tales tell the story of his efforts to get along with humans.

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Little Human and Big Dreams, , Read with Me selected Book

Little Human and Big Dreams

Author: Mohammad Hadi Mohammadi
Illustrator: Parastou Haghi
Publication: The institute for research on the history of Children’s literature

The book is about the dreams of a child who wants to grow up sooner. The author tells the story of his wishes in simple, friendly and pleasant words and it says how good it would be for every one to be in his own age.

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Where is the coal mine

Where is the coal mine?

Author: Mohammad Hadi Mohammadi
Illustrator: Neda Rastinmehr
Publication: The Institute for Research on the History of Children’s Literature

This book is about the coal miners who leave the shining sun, blue sky, fresh air and wind blowing to work in a dark place. In this book through an emotional story, children learn to appreciate the work and the pain of coal miners.

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Arash the Archer 1
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Arash the Archer

Author: Mohammad Hadi Mohammadi
Illustrator: Neda Rastinmehr
Publication: The Institute for Research on the History of Children’s Literature

Arash legend is one of the most beautiful Iranian folklore stories which has been narrated among these people over thousands of years and is highly honored and respected by them. The mystery of this myth is that Arash gives his own life to give a new life to Iran. In this book the story of Arash’s childhood, Iranian ancient lifestyle, traditions and beliefs and the war between Iranians and Turanians have been told. This set of two books is for children and young adults but the author suggests its reading to all ages.

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Uncle Nowruz's Violets

Uncle Nowruz's Violets

Author: Mohammad Hadi Mohammadi
Illustrator: Nooshin Safakhoo
Publication: The Institute for Research on the History of Children’s Literature

Uncle Nowruz’s Violets is recreation of an old tale about Iranian festival of Nowruz. Uncle Nowruz is the symbol of spring and life and Nane Sarma is the symbol of winter and sleeping. The book is the story of their relation which causes the conflict of heat and cold, life and death, loneliness and togetherness.

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Snowman and Rose flower

Snowman and Rose flower

Author: Mohammad Hadi Mohammadi
Illustrator: Mahsa Mansouri
Publication: The Institute for Research on the History of Children’s Literature

The book is dreams and imaginations of a girl who goes beyond the logic world and talks to a snowman who is her imaginary friend and through this, she learns about the difference of reason and emotion.

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Sparrow who had Wings and Tail, Read with Me selected Book

Sparrow who had Wings and Tail

Author: Mohammad Hadi Mohammadi
Illustrator: Hassan Amekan
Publication: The Institute for Research on the History of Children’s Literature

It is a set of illustrated boards or Kamishibai, a Japanese traditional storytelling method. These cards are designed for reading aloud and storytelling somehow that children are involved interactively.

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The story of Forelock Bird who lives in a lemon garden

The Lemon Tree and the Forelock Bird

Author: Mohammad Hadi Mohammadi
Illustrator: Hassan Amekan
Publication: The Institute for Research on the History of Children’s Literature

The book is the story of Forelock Bird who lives in a lemon garden with other birds. Every year, before the spring arrives, the birds wake up the garden. But one year, the spring is captured by the black monster of Pollution. The air, the earth, and the water are polluted and the plants in the garden are withered. The Forelock Bird explains to other birds that the humans are the responsible of the situation. All the birds sing a song to ask the humans to take care of nature and let the spring return to the garden.

The book is the second Kamishibai book published by the institute.

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What & What & What, An Infant, Read with Me selected Book

What & What & What, An Infant

Author: Mohammad Hadi Mohammadi
Illustrator: Hoda  Azimi
Publication: The Institute for Research on the History of Children’s Literature

The book is about a rabbit giving birth to its nine babies and a fox who take the babies away one by one. Through this book children learn to count from 1 to 9 and they also understand the concept of adding and subtracting in counting.

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Jom jomak Barge Khazoon

Jom jomak Barge Khazoon

Author: Mohammad Hadi Mohammadi
Illustrator: Parastou Haghi
Publication: The Institute for Research on the History of Children’s Literature

Iranian fables can relate the children to their past through the language. This book is upon a fable with the same name. Some Iranian fables have violent contents but due to their nice rhythms, if they are properly recreated they can be very effective on language learning beside reminding the beautiful aspects of life.

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My First Library, Read with Me selected Book

My First Library

Author: Zohreh Ghaeni
Illustrator: Keyvan Akbari
Publication: The Institute for Research on the History of Children’s Literature

This set of six cardboard books is for babies and toddlers. They learn simple animal names and their sound, numbers from 1 to 5, name of things in their surrounding, name of foods and some of the colors in these books.

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Emma, Read with Me selected Book

Emma

Author: Jutta Bauer
Illustrator: Jutta Bauer
Translator: Zohreh Ghaeni
Publication: The Institute for Research on the History of Children’s Literature

This is a set of four cardboard books about a bear named Emma. Jutta Bauer dedicated all benefits of the copyright of this book in Persian to RWM project in deprived areas. “I am happy that Emma is now in Iran”, she wrote in a letter to the children in Iran.

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The Red Bird, Read with Me selected Book

The Red Bird

Author: Astrid Lindgren
Illustrator: Marit Törnqvist
Translator: Zohreh Ghaeni
Publication: The Institute for Research on the History of Children’s Literature

This book tells the story of Anna and Matthew who live a hard life and they follow a red bird to find hope. Törnqvist and Lindgren’s family dedicated all benefits of book’s copyright in Persian to RWM project in deprived areas.

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Bigger than a dream

Bigger than a dream

Author: Jef Aerts
Illustrator: Marit Törnqvist
Translator: Zohreh Ghaeni
Publication: The Institute for Research on the History of Children’s Literature

The book is about a boy who has missed an older sister before he was born but he feels her memories all over the house. He sees her in her dreams, talks to her, plays with her and overcomes this sorrow.
Jef Aerts and Marit Törnqvist, book’s illustrator have donated the copyright of this book in Iran to Read with Me project.

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The Conference of the Birds, a richly illustrated book by Peter Sís and an adaptation of the classic twelfth-century Sufi poem and a masterpiece in Persian by Attar of Nishapur

The Conference of the Birds

Author: Peter Sís
Illustrator: Peter Sís
Translator: Zohreh Ghaeni
Publication: The Institute for Research on the History of Children’s Literature

The Conference of the Birds, a richly illustrated book by Peter Sís and a precious adaptation of the classic twelfth-century Sufi poem and a Persian masterpiece by Attar of Nishapur, is the story of various birds, led by hoopoe, looking for their true king, Simorgh. Hoopoe warns the birds of the jeopardies on their way to Kaf Mountain, where Simorgh lives. Many birds refuse to continue in order to avoid the risk. Some others lose their lives on their way through the seven valleys: quest, love, understanding, friendship, unity, amazement, and death. Those who continue reach the mountain to learn that Simorgh the king is, in fact, each of them and all of them.

Peter Sís has donated the copyright of the book in Iran to Read with Me project.

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Baby Read-Aloud Basics, Read with Me selected Book

Baby Read-Aloud Basics

Author: Carolyn Blake Moore and Barbara Weston Ramirez
Translator: Zohreh Ghaeni
Publication: The Institute for Research on the History of Children’s Literature

“Baby Read-Aloud Basics: Fun and Interactive Ways to Help Your Little One Discover the World of Words” is a practical guide for parents in simple words showing them how to read books to their children every day to support their growth and success in future.

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Cognition Through Games, Read with Me selected Book

Cognition Through Games

Author: Tunde Kovac-Cerovic et al.
Translator: Zohreh Ghaeni
Publication: The Institute for Research on the History of Children’s Literature

Cognition Through Games is a way to help children work through the inner journey of the ravages of war and its traumatizing effects on the way children view themselves and the world. This handbook contains about twenty educational workshops for children. In these workshops the game context creates possibilities for new experiences and thus new knowledge.

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Finger Puppets, A way to Story-telling, Games and Creativity, Read with Me selected Book

Finger Puppets, A way to Story-telling, Games and Creativity

Author: Hoda  Azimi, Mohammad Hadi Mohammadi
Publication: The Institute for Research on the History of Children’s Literature

Doing art activities is a way to make children interested in books. Finger Puppets are simple toys which can be made by kids using the patterns in the book. There are also 14 short plays in the book that children can perform by the puppets.

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