Available for virtual visits in : British Colombia, Nova Scotia & Ontario

Craft: Illustrator

Genre: Picture Books, Early Chapter Books, Middle-Grade Novels

Grades: Kindergarten-Grade 8


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Book List

In My Mosque with M.O. Yuksel (HarperCollins) (Out March 2021)

Raj’s Rule (for the bathroom at school) with Lana Button (Owlkids) 2020

The Proudest Blue with Ibtihaj Muhammad & S.K. Ali (Little Brown/ USA), 2019.

The Unicorn Rescue Society series with Adam Gidwitz with several contributing authors
such as Jesse Casey, Joe Bruchac, Hena Khan, David Bowles and Emma
Otheguy (Penguin/USA)

Meet Yasmin series with Saadia Faruqi (Capstone/USA)

Not So Normal Norbert with James Patterson & Joey Green (Jimmy/Little Brown), 2018.

The Story Pirates Series written by Geoff Rodkey and Jaqueline West (Random House, USA), 2018

How to Feed Your Parents by Ryan Miller (Sterling/ USA), 2018

The Inquisitor’s Tale with Adam Gidwitz (Penguin/ USA) 2016


Hatem Aly is an Egyptian-born illustrator whose work has been published all over the world. 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, reading, writing or daydreaming. He has illustrated many books for young people that earned multiple starred reviews and positions on the New York Times best sellers list. His titles include The Proudest Blue: A Story of Hijab and Family with Ibtihaj Muhammad & S.K. Ali, the Newbery Honor winner The Inquisitor’s Tale by Adam Gidwitz, the Unicorn Rescue Society series also by Adam Gidwitz with several amazing contributing authors, the Story Pirates book series with Geoff Rodkey and Jacqueline West, early readers series Meet Yasmin with Saadia Faruqi, How to Feed Your Parents with Ryan Miller and Raj’s Rule with Lana Button. He has more upcoming books and projects in the works. You can find him online ­@metahatem­.