Halla's Books

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Up and Coming Books

Quismah Wa Naseeb

Sufanah , 2018, Gouache on paper, 42.5 cm x 58 cm

Sufanah, 2018, Gouache on paper, 42.5 cm x 58 cm

Set in a parallel world, the authour Halla, translates one of her father’s most fundamental life lessons, “the art of contentment”. The book is set to be published in 2019.

Published Books


What happens when a Saudi princess decides to go camping? Find out through this funny and informative story.



This Arabian ballad tells the story of a young camel that believes “he can’t”... “Never say never” says Lady Palm.

Find out what he achieves when he tries.



Ogres, trolls, and goblins are not real.

However, the microscopic monsters in this book are, so, beware!


Me maymoon


Maymoon is a little giraffe. When he sees his reflection in the water, he is
not happy. Maymoon tries to make himself look different, but trouble is all
he gets.

Once Upon a time


The story is set over 30,000 years ago, in the Empty Quarter.
A work of fiction based on geological and archaeological evidence. Nothing about this book is ordinary.

Let’s play


Playing with friends is fun. However, when Najma, Toota, Meena, and Nooni play, they always end up fighting. Will the four friends find something to play without fighting?


A poetic story about a little rain cloud who searches the skies for a friend.

Written by: Omaimah Al Khamees

Illustrated and translated by: Halla bint Khalid


Little Leen has the hiccups. She wants them to stop. Nothing makes them go away, until her brother attempts to scare them away. But what is Leen afraid of?