School Publications

Original School Publications

Ilm Academy produces original publications created and written by the school’s young scholars. Borne of the concept of active literary participation of the students in the creation of books that they can forever treasure, these are vastly entertaining keepsakes not only for the young authors themselves but for any reader.

Ilm Academy publications are compiled on the basis of creative merit as well as for the original ingenuity of the compositions. When motivated, the imaginations of children know no bounds. Our books showcase that imagination in these delightful collections. Edited and compiled by Irum Sarfaraz, the middle-school Language Arts teacher, a writer and editor by profession, original cover art by Bay Area artist Tahira Aftab, and with first grade, full cover printing, these books are an absorbing and entertaining addition to any bookshelf.

Ilma Voices

Ilma Voices is the bimonthly school magazine of Ilm Academy. Work for all departments of the magazine is written entirely by the children. The magazine includes the creative effort from all grade levels and covers a diverse range of creative fields such as poetry, opinion, and reflective essays along with some humor. The refreshing approach to the multitude of topics included in each magazine render them a timeless keepsake despite the date on the cover. (slides of magazines published so far and some inside pages too. Link where these can be purchased)

When Kids Get Creative

When Kids Get Creative is a hilarious, out of the ball park, witty collection of compositions and stories from the Ilm Academy middle-schoolers. Spun entirely out of common, and not-so-common phrases, this book is bound to keep the reader entertained for hours. Reflecting an amazing level of creativity, it is only proof that for the motivated writer, the sky is indeed the limit. Get a copy and test your phrase knowledge! (slides of the book as well as some inside pages and link where the book can be purchased)

Ilm Academy Anthology – Vol. I

According to Robert Frost, ‘Poetry is when an emotion has found its thought and the thought has found words’. The Ilm Academy’s first anthology is a charming collection of poems from each grade level. Ranging from the thought provoking to delightful, they reflect the inner minds of the school’s young poets. (slides of book plus inside pages and link where this can be purchased)

Ilm Academy Anthology – Vol. II

Alhamdullillah, the second volume of the school anthology is already in the works and will insha Allah be available for purchase by soon. More expansive than the first and also covering a distinct theme this year, ‘Gratitude to Allah’, the second volume will be just as engaging as the first. (slides of the book to be added later with inside pages and site where this can be purchased)

Young Authors

In its second year now, the Young Author’s creative writing exercise is practiced by many schools as a means to foster inventive, imaginative, and innovative literary writing habits in children of all grade levels. Fully written and illustrated by children, the books are judged on quality of writing and presentation. Winning books are awarded at the award assembly.