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Islamic Interest Books for Kids

    Time to Pray

    Time to Pray - Maha Addasi

    When Yasmin goes for a visit, her grandmother teaches her a Muslim's daily prayers, makes special prayer clothes, and gives a gift that will help Yasmin remember when to pray. Includes facts about prayer customs.

    PICTURE BOOK Addasi, M.
    The White Nights of Ramadan

    The White Nights of Ramadan - Maha Addasi

     
    A young girl tells how her family celebrates the festive holiday, Girgian, which comes in the middle of the holy month of Ramadan. The special clothing, the foods, the crafts, and the greatest joy of all, the joy of giving.

    PICTURE BOOK Addasi, M.
    Nadia's Hands

    Nadia's Hands - Karen English

    A Pakistani-American girl takes part in her aunt's traditional Pakistani wedding.

    PICTURE BOOK English, K.
    Nabeel's New Pants: An Eid Tale

    Nabeel's New Pants: An Eid Tale - Fawzia Gilani-Williams

    While buying gifts for his family to wear to the mosque on Eid, a shoemaker is persuaded to get new pants for himself, but the only pair available is too long and no one seems to have time to shorten them.

    PICTURE BOOK Gilani-Williams, F.
    The Color of Home

    The Color of Home - Mary Hoffman

    Hassan, newly-arrived in the United States and feeling homesick, paints a picture at school that shows his old home in Somalia as well as the reason his family had to leave.

    PICTURE BOOK Hoffman, M.
    An Eid for Everyone

    An Eid for Everyone - Hina Islam

    Saara had been waiting a long time for this holiday. Eid is a time for being with family and helping the poor. Best of all for Saara, Eid is also a time for giving and receiving presents!

    PICTURE BOOK Islam, H.
    My First Ramadan

    My First Ramadan - Karen Katz

    A boy observes the Muslim holy month of Ramadan with his family.

    PICTURE BOOK Katz, K.
    Golden Domes and Silver Lanterns: A Muslim Book of Colors

    Golden Domes and Silver Lanterns: A Muslim Book of Colors - Hena Khan

    In simple rhyming text a young Muslim girl and her family guide the reader through the traditions and colors of Islam.

    PICTURE BOOK Khan, H.
    The Night of the Moon

    The Night of the Moon - Hena Khan

    Yasmeen has a wonderful time celebrating the Muslim holy month of Ramadan with her family and friends.

    PICTURE BOOK Khan, H.
    King for a Day

    King for a Day - Rukhsana Khan

    Even though he is confined to a wheelchair, a Pakistani boy tries to capture the most kites during Basant, the annual spring kite festival, and become "king" for the day. Includes an afterword about the Basant festival.

    PICTURE BOOK Khan, R.
    Amira's Totally Chocolate World

    Amira's Totally Chocolate World - J. Samia Mair

    Every night Amira asks Allah to make everything chocolate, and on Eid ul-Fitr she discovers her wish has come true, but at a price.

    PICTURE BOOK Mair, J.
    My Name is Bilal

    My Name is Bilal - Asma Mobin-Uddin

    When Bilal and his sister transfer to a school where they are the only Muslims, they must learn how to fit in while staying true to their beliefs and heritage.

    PICTURE BOOK Mobin-Uddin, A.
    A Party in Ramadan

    A Party in Ramadan - Asma Mobin-Uddin

    Ramadan is coming and Leena decides to fast on a Friday that her aunt will be visiting. But when Leena receives an invitation to a party that same day, she worries that she won't be able to keep her Ramadan fast.

    PICTURE BOOK Mobin-Uddin, A.
    The Best Eid Ever

    The Best Eid Ever - Asma Mobin-Uddin

    Aneesa and her grandmother come up with a plan to help two girls who are refugees celebrate Eid in America.

    PICTURE BOOK Mobin-Uddin, A.
    Going to Mecca

    Going to Mecca - N'aima B. Robert

    Tells the story of a London family as they make their pilgrimage to Mecca and perform the traditional Hajj rituals.

    PICTURE BOOK Robert, N.
    Silent Music: A Story of Baghdad

    Silent Music: A Story of Baghdad - James Rumford

    As bombs and missiles fall on Baghdad in 2003, a young boy uses the art of calligraphy to distance himself from the horror of war.

    PICTURE BOOK Rumford, J.
    Four Feet, Two Sandals

    Four Feet, Two Sandals - Karen Lynn Williams

    Two young Afghani girls living in a refugee camp in Pakistan share a precious pair of sandals brought by relief workers. Includes author's note about refugees.

    PICTURE BOOK Williams, K.
    Fasting and Dates

    Fasting and Dates - Jonny Zucker

    A family celebrates Ramadan by fasting each day, going to the mosque on the Night of Power, looking at the new moon, and enjoying a delicious feast at Eid-ul-Fitr.

    PICTURE BOOK Zucker, J.
    Max Celebrates Ramadan

    Max Celebrates Ramadan - Adria Worsham

     
    Learn how Max celebrates Ramadan with family, food, and fun.
    EASY READER 2 Worsham, A.




     
    The Wise Fool: Fables from the Islamic World

    The Wise Fool: Fables from the Islamic World - Shahrukh Husain

     
    A retelling of twenty-two Middle Eastern folktales about Mulla Nasreddin Hoca, a wise man remembered for his insightful and humorous stories.

    CHILDREN 398.20956 S5259 2011
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