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Hatem Aly


Hatem Aly is an Egyptian-born illustrator whose work has been featured in multiple publications worldwide. He currently lives in beautiful New Brunswick, Canada, with his wife, son, and more pets than people. When he is not dipping cookies in a cup of tea or staring at blank pieces of paper, he is usually drawing books. One of the books he illustrated is The Inquisitor’s Tale by Adam Gidwitz, which won a Newbery Honor and other awards despite Hatem’s drawings of a farting dragon, a two-headed cat, and stinky cheese.

Secret of the Himalayas
In My Mosque
Yasmin the Friend
The Proudest Blue
The Chupacabras of the Río Grande
Yasmin the Chef

Most Popular Hatem Aly Books

    The Proudest Blue
    Hatem Aly, Ibtihaj Muhammad, S. K. Ali
    Meet Yasmin!
    Saadia Faruqi, Hatem Aly
    Secret of the Himalayas
    Adam Gidwitz, Hena Khan, Hatem Aly
    In My Mosque
    Hatem Aly, M. O. Yuksel
    Story Pirates Present: Stuck in the Stone Age
    Geoff Rodkey, Hatem Aly
    Yasmin the Friend
    Hatem Aly, Saadia Faruqi

Book Stats


All Hatem Aly Books

2021Secret of the HimalayasAdam Gidwitz, Hena KhanHatem Aly208
2021In My MosqueM. O. YukselHatem Aly40
2020Yasmin the GardenerSaadia FaruqiHatem Aly32
2020Yasmin the Soccer StarSaadia FaruqiHatem Aly32
2020Yasmin the WriterSaadia FaruqiHatem Aly32
2020Yasmin the FriendSaadia FaruqiHatem Aly32
2019The Proudest BlueIbtihaj MuhammadHatem AlyS. K. Ali40
2019The Chupacabras of the Río GrandeAdam Gidwitz, David BowlesHatem Aly208
2019Yasmin the ChefSaadia FaruqiHatem Aly32
2019Yasmin the ZookeeperSaadia FaruqiHatem Aly32
2019Yasmin the TeacherSaadia FaruqiHatem Aly32
2019Yasmin the SuperheroSaadia FaruqiHatem Aly32
2018Sasquatch and the MuckleshootAdam GidwitzHatem Aly192
2018How to Feed Your ParentsRyan MillerHatem Aly40
2018Meet Yasmin!Saadia FaruqiHatem Aly96
2018The Basque DragonAdam Gidwitz, Jesse CaseyHatem Aly192
2018The Creature of the PinesAdam GidwitzHatem Aly192
2018Story Pirates Present: Stuck in the Stone AgeGeoff RodkeyHatem Aly272
2018The Inquisitor's TaleAdam GidwitzHatem Aly400
2018Yasmin the PainterSaadia FaruqiHatem Aly32
2018Yasmin the BuilderSaadia FaruqiHatem Aly32
2018Yasmin the FashionistaSaadia FaruqiHatem Aly32
2018Yasmin the ExplorerSaadia FaruqiHatem Aly32


Ibtihaj Muhammad
S. K. Ali
Saadia Faruqi
Adam Gidwitz
Hena Khan
M. O. Yuksel
Geoff Rodkey
Ryan Miller
Jesse Casey
David Bowles

Book Dedications by Hatem Aly

  • To my mother, Samia Abdel Mohsen, with love.
    The Proudest Blue
  • To my grandparents
    In My Mosque