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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.
    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.
    Nadia's Hands

    Nadia's Hands - Karen English

    A Pakistani-American girl takes part in her aunt's traditional Pakistani wedding.
    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.
    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.
    An Eid for Everyone

    An Eid for Everyone - Hina Islam

    My First Ramadan

    My First Ramadan - Karen Katz

    A boy observes the Muslim holy month of Ramadan with his family.
    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.
    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.
    Amira's Totally Chocolate World

    Amira's Totally Chocolate World - J. Samia Mair

    My Name is Bilal

    My Name is Bilal - Asma Mobbin-Udin

    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.
    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.
    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.
    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.
    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.
    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.
    Fasting and Dates

    Fasting and Dates - Jonny Zucker

    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.
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