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Hatem Aly


Hatem Aly

Hatem Aly is an Egyptian-born illustrator whose work has been featured on television and in multiple publications worldwide. He currentlylives in New Brunswick, Canada, with his wife, son and more pets than people. Find him online at or @metahatem.

Hatem Aly

Books by Hatem Aly

written by Jacqueline West with illustrations by Hatem Aly - Children's, Children's 8-12, Fiction, Horror, Mystery, Suspense, Youth Fiction

Eliza loves hunting ghosts --- too bad she's spending the summer helping her scientist mother study weird plants instead.  But when a mysterious plant goes missing, things go from strange to downright spooky. Eliza is convinced something --- or someone --- is haunting the plant shop. Is she digging into dangerous ground?

written by Adam Gidwitz and Joseph Bruchac with illustrations by Hatem Aly - Adventure, Children's 8-12, Fairy Tale, Fantasy, Fiction, Friendship, Mythology

All Elliot wants is a nice, normal day at school. All Uchenna wants is an adventure. Guess whose wish comes true? Professor Fauna whisks the kids --- and Jersey, of course --- off to the Muckleshoot territory in Washington, where film crews have suddenly descended en masse to expose Bigfoot to the world, and the Schmoke logging company is bringing in some awfully large machinery. Can the Unicorn Rescue Society escape the blades of the Schmokes’ chain saws? Outsmart a cable news team? And are those big, hairy creatures running through the forest really Bigfoot?

written by Adam Gidwitz and Jesse Casey with illustrations by Hatem Aly - Children's, Children's 8-12, Fairy Tale, Fiction, Historical Fiction, Mythology

Across the vast ocean, in the mountains of the Basque Country, a fearsome creature has gone missing. And the Unicorn Rescue Society are the only ones who can save it. Elliot and Uchenna have barely recovered from their first adventure with Professor Fauna when he approaches them with an all-new quest. Except this time they're going to have to cross an ocean. In the mountains of the Basque Country, the Unicorn Rescue Society must track down a missing dragon. But how could someone even kidnap a dragon? For what evil purpose? Is their newest rescue more than they can handle? 

written by James Patterson and Joey Green with illustrations by Hatem Aly - Children's, Children's 8-12, Drama, Fiction, Science, Science Fiction

Norbert Riddle lives in the United State of Earth, where normal means following the rules and being exactly the same as everyone else, down to the plain gray jumpsuits he wears everyday. He's been normal his whole life --- until a moment of temporary hilarity when he does a funny impression of their dictator, Loving Leader...and gets caught! Now, Norbert's been arrested and banished to planet Zorquat 3, where kids who defy the rules roam free in the Astronuts camp. Norbert has been taught his whole life that different is wrong, but everyone at Astronuts is crazy, creative and insane!

Written by Adam Gidwitz with illustrations by Hatem Aly - Children's 8-12, Fairy Tale, Fantasy, Fiction, Friendship, Historical Fantasy, Historical Fiction

Elliot Eisner isn't exactly excited about starting at a brand-new school in a brand-new town; he'd much rather stay at home and read a book. But things take an unexpected turn when he finds out his weird new teacher, Professor Fauna, has planned a field trip for Elliot's very first day. Along with a new friend--brave, outspoken Uchenna Devereaux --- Elliot gets caught up in a secret group of adventurers, The Unicorn Rescue Society, whose goal is to protect and defend the world's mythical creatures. Together with Professor Fauna, Elliot and Uchenna must help rescue a Jersey Devil from a duo of conniving, greedy billionaires, the Schmoke Brothers. 

by Adam Gidwitz and Hatem Aly - Children's, Children's 10+, Fairy Tale, Fantasy, Fiction, Magic, Youth Fiction

1242. On a dark night, travelers from across France cross paths at an inn and begin to tell stories of three children: William, an oblate on a mission from his monastery; Jacob, a Jewish boy who has fled his burning village; and Jeanne, a peasant girl who hides her prophetic visions. They are accompanied by Jeanne's loyal greyhound, Gwenforte...recently brought back from the dead. Their adventures take them on a chase through France to escape prejudice and persecution and save precious and holy texts from being burned. They’re taken captive by knights, sit alongside a king, and save the land from a farting dragon.

by Geoff Rodkey, Hatem Aly, and Vince Boberski - Children's 8-12, Fiction, Science Fiction
Tom Edison (no, not that Tom Edison) is a hopeful janitor who dreams of becoming a scientist --- and Dr. Morice is a shy scientist who dreams of making friends. When an accident at the lab sends them back in time to the stone age, Tom and Dr. Morice must work together to face down cavemen, saber-tooth tigers, and other B.C. hazards, with only one problem: Tom isn’t very good at science, and Dr. Morice isn’t very good with people. A laugh-out-loud time-travel adventure, STUCK IN THE STONE AGE is the first in a series of novels that double as an introduction to the basics of creative writing.