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Iris Argaman

Iris Argaman was born in 1967 in Ashdod, Israel, and now lives in Givatayim. She has a BA in comparative literature and education from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and an MA in literature from Tel Aviv University. She is director of children’s literature at the Karev Project for Educational Involvement, a nationwide enrichment program for disadvantaged children. Argaman is also a curator, a lecturer on children’s literature, holds writing workshops for the young and writes activity books for kids which promote museum education.
Argaman has published nine books for children. Her book Bear and Fred was awarded the Yad Vashem Prize (2016) and the Giovanni Arpino Prize for Children’s Literature (Italy, 2017).

Books Published in Hebrew

Bear and Bed (children-picture bk), Mapa, 2005 [Dubon Ve-Lishon]
A Conch of Stories (children-picture bk), Kor'im, 2006 [Konchiyat Ha-Sipurim]
Adventures in a Small Town [with Alex Paz] (youth), Matar, 2009 [Harpatka Ba-Cholot]
Gilli's Treasures (children-picture bk), Matar, 2009 [Ba-Kisim Shel Gilli]
Flashlight, Compass and a Little Boy (children-picture bk), Matar, 2011 [Panas, Matzpen Ve-Yeled]
Rosalinda (children-picture bk), Matar, 2013 [Rosalinda]
At the End of the Road (children-picture bk), Matar, 2014 [Bi-Ktzeh Ha-Rchov]
Bear and Fred (children-picture bk) , Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 2016 [Ha-Dubi Shel Fred]
Rosalinda Leaves Her Tree (children) , Matar, 2018 [Rosalinda Yoredet Me-Ha-Etz]
Emilia and the Hat (children-picture bk) , Keter, 2021 [Emilia Ve-Ha-Kova]

Books in Translation

Italian: Rome, Gallucci, 2017

French: Paris, Chandeigne, 2017

Spanish: Mexico City, Santillana, 2018

Russian: Moscow, Knizhniki, 2020

English: New York, Amazon Crossing Kids, 2020