Maktabatee-"my bookstore" or “my library” in Arabic- is a curated boutique of Arabic children's books and goods.
Two busy moms with four kids between us, Maktabatee is the result of combining our need for quality alternatives to dated Arabic children's books and a passion for giving our children only the very best. We started Maktabatee with a simple objective: to hand-select high-quality, engaging, and relevant Arabic children’s books and make them accessible to parents (and aunts, uncles, and grandparents!) who want to share the love of the Arabic language with kids.
As moms, we struggled to find Arabic books that appealed to our kids and could stand a chance next to the diversity and quality of English books our children are able to have, anywhere they go. Frustrated with the lack of options that considered quality or relevance to the modern day American child, Maktabatee was born. We promise not to overwhelm you with hundreds of questionable products in stock; we've done the sifting and sorting for you. Our selection is limited to only quality books with modern graphics, interesting and relevant story lines, and age-appropriate reading levels.
But books aren’t enough! We believe in learning and loving the Arabic language through discovery, play, and interaction. We want to communicate the beauty of Arabic to our children through every possible realm in their environment--books, toys, decor, and more! As parents, we aim to provide you with a toolbox to bring the Arabic language to life in your home. We want to give your children the necessary tools to shape and build an enjoyable Arabic-infused environment, all from and in their very own, "Maktabatee".
We hope Maktabatee will be your go-to resource in helping your children feel and love the Arabic language as much as it deserves to be!