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Kids books for Ramadan

Board books and picture books

Cover of R is for Ramadan
Greg
Paprocki

This board book presents words related to the Islamic holiday of Ramadan.

Cover of Ramadan moon
Na’íma bint
Robert

A description of the celebration of the Islamic holiday of Ramadan with its concluding celebration of Eid-ul-Fitr from the perspective of children and their family.

Cover of Under the Ramadan moon
Sylvia
Whitman

Ramadan is one of the most special months of the Islamic year, when Muslims pray, fast, and help those in need. Whitman's lyrical story, with luminous illustrations by Sue Williams, serves as an ideal introduction to Ramadan.

Cover of Zahra's blessing: a Ramada
Shirin
Shamsi

Zahra hugs her cherished teddy bear and prays that Ramadan will bring her a longed-for sister. When her bear subsequently goes missing, Zahra finds herself grappling with intense feelings of loss. Over the next few weeks, as she volunteers with her mother at a local shelter for asylum seekers, Zahra befriends a displaced child, resulting in a newfound sense of gratitude and an unexpected Ramadan blessing

Cover of Lailah's lunchbox
Reem
Faruqi

Now that she is ten, Lailah is delighted that she can fast during the month of Ramadan like her family and her friends in Abu Dhabi, but finding a way to explain to her teacher and classmates in Atlanta is a challenge until she gets some good advice from the librarian, Mrs. Scrabble.

Cover of Peg + Cat, the Eid al-Adha
Jennifer
Oxley

While visiting their friends Yasmina and Amir, Peg and Cat learn about the Eid al-Adha holiday where families celebrate with presents and food and by giving to others.

Cover of Hannah and the Ramadan Gif
Qasim
Rashid

It's the very first day of Ramadan and Hannah wants to be a part of this important month in every way she can. But if she's too young to fast, how can she observe Ramadan? By saving the world, Dada Jaan tells her.

Cover of A party in Ramadan
Asma
Mobin-Uddin

Ramadan is coming and Leena is excited. Although she is too young to fast each day during the Muslim holy month, she decides to fast on a Friday that her aunt will be visiting. Now Leena has a dilemma. She receives an invitation to a party which happens to fall on that same Friday. Leena doesn't want to miss the party, but she doesn't want to miss fasting either. So Leena decides to go to the party, but not eat or drink Later, she will join her family for the meal known as iftar, when the daily fast is broken. But when Leena, who is the only Muslim at the party, sees her friends enjoying fresh lemonade and chocolate cake, her stomach starts to growl and her head begins to hurt. Will she keep her Ramadan fast?

Cover of Amira's picture day
Reem
Faruqi

Amira is excited because tomorrow is Eid with special clothes, treats, gifts, and a morning party at her mosque; but then she realizes that she is going to miss class picture day at school, something she was also looking forward to--so Amira has to figure out a way to be in two places at once.

Cover of Moon watchers: Shirin's Ra
Reza
Jalali

Nine-year-old Shirin wants to join her family and other Muslims in fasting for Ramadan but is told she is too young, and so she seeks other ways to participate including, perhaps, getting along better with her older brother, Ali.

Cover of The night of the moon
Hena
Khan

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

Cover of I love Ramadan
Taymaa
Salhah

I Love Ramadan is part of a series that teaches children about the pillars and traditions of Islam.The cheerful illustrations of this story introduce children to Ramadan and show how a young boy observes the holy month.

Cover of The gift of ramadan
Rabiah York
Lumbard

Sophie tries to fast for Ramadan for the first time, but her grumbling stomach and her little brother's cookies are too much and she must find a different way to celebrate.

Books for older kids and teens

Cover of Sadiq and the Ramadan gift
Siman
Nuurali

As Ramadan nears, Sadiq and his friends form the Money Makers Club to plan a community fundraiser, an iftar, but when Zaza stops participating Sadiq gets upset with him.

Cover of Planet Omar: Accidental Tr
Zanib
Mian

Imaginative Omar goes through the ups and downs of starting a new school and making new friends with the help of his wonderful (and silly) Muslim family.

Cover of Once upon an Eid: stories
Aisha
Saeed

A collection of short stories that showcases the most brilliant Muslim voices writing today, all about the most joyful holiday of the year: Eid! Eid: The short, single-syllable word conjures up a variety of feelings and memories for Muslims. Maybe it's waking up to the sound of frying samosas and simmering pistachio kheer, maybe it's the pleasure of putting on a new outfit for Eid prayers, or maybe it's the gift giving and holiday parties to come that day. Whatever it may be, for those who cherish this day of celebration, the emotional responses may be summed up in another short and sweet word: joy. The anthology will also include a poem, graphic-novel chapter, and spot illustrations

Cover of The garden of my Imaan
F
Zia

The arrival of new student Marwa, a fellow sixth-grader who is a strict Muslim, helps Aliya come to terms with her own lukewarm practice of the faith and her embarrassment over others' reactions to their beliefs.

Cover of Salaam, with love
Sara Sharah
Beg

Dua struggles to find her place in her conservative family's household, but as she spends the month of Ramadan with her cousin in Queens, Dua finds herself learning more about her faith, relationships, and place in the world.

Nonfiction books

Cover of Ramadan: the holy month of
Ausma Zehanat
Khan

Illustrated with color photographs, this book examines the origins and traditions of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan.

Cover of Ramadan
Susan
Douglass

An introduction to Islamic observances during the month of Ramadan and the subsequent festival of Eid-al-Fitr.

Cover of Ramadan: a Muslim time of
Carol
Gnojewski

A look at the feast of Ramadan.

Cover of Ramadan
Suhaib Hamid

Describes the celebration of the month of Ramadan by an Islamic family and discusses the meaning and importance of this holiday in the Islamic religion.