12 edition
08 April - 18 April 2020
NOVEMBER 14, 2017   Have Fun, Play and Learn area! APRIL 15, 2014   Sing your heart out at our interactive workshops APRIL 15, 2014   Make your very own book APRIL 15, 2014   Theatre comes alive APRIL 15, 2014   Enter our fabulous competitions and win great prizes APRIL 15, 2014   Discover the magic of storytelling APRIL 15, 2014   Meet your favourite cartoon characters in real life APRIL 15, 2014   Delve into the magical world of Maths APRIL 15, 2014   Literature Live: Hear your favourite books read by your favourite authors APRIL 15, 2014   SCRF: 11 days of fun-packed entertainment APRIL 15, 2014   Free admission! APRIL 15, 2014   SCRF: Discover friends for life

Guest & Authors


Each year, the Sharjah Children’s Reading Festival (SCRF) welcomes world-renowned children’s authors from around the globe, talented illustrators who complement the written word with beautiful visuals and enthusiastic storytellers who bring the written word to life for young readers.

Storytellers are known as Hakawati in the Arab world and are oral storytellers who preserve the ancient art so popular throughout history in the Middle East.

Thinkers and Speakers:

The SCRF also welcomes thinkers and speakers from around the world to debate the most pressing topics pertinent to children’s literature.

SCRF appeals to the young and old, book lovers from all nationalities and anyone interested in the culture of children’s literature.

To know more about the guests, please click here.


Are you an author? Do you want to appear at the SCRF? Have the opportunity to read your work, meet your fans and sign your books at the SCRF 2020. Email us on the contact details below to find out how to appear at the Festival.

Qurratulain Fatima Yahya

Cultural Events Executive – International

T: +971 6 5140126

F: +971 6 5140111

E: qyahya@sibf.com