About Us

Meet our Founder and Director

I trained in the UK as a primary school teacher. After some years I decided I wanted an adventure. I chose Kuwait, and this is where my adventure has continued for more than forty years! Here my career took me from class teacher to Head Teacher and everything in between. BBS, NES and KES: I have had the privilege of getting to know hundreds and hundreds of lovely young people and their parents and it still gives me a thrill to meet some of them when I am out and about in Kuwait or visiting one of our Red Balloon school book fairs.

Why books? How did I find my way into sharing books with children and their families?

It started as a work-experience project for students with special educational needs. I brought books from England and we sold them in school. From there I started my own business, Red Balloon Books, running book fairs in schools. I wanted children to be excited when we visited. I wanted them to look forward to us coming, so we read stories, let them browse our books and buy one if they wanted to. I hope you will find the same excitement when you visit our website or one of our book fairs as you take your child on a life-long journey of discovery and joy.

Happy reading!

Mrs Christine Dunne