Please note this article was written and copied in 2021, See here for 2022 Book recommendations
One of the best ways to bring Ramadan and Eid into your home for children is through books, over the years we’ve shared a whole list of books which celebrate and surface the beautiful aspects of Ramadan and Eid. We hope that the books in this list will become family fixtures for each Ramadan, Eids and beyond. We’ve also added a few extra books that are either Islamic or feature Muslim Characters which make lovely gifts for family and friends throughout the year Insha Allah.
This particular selection is brought to you by Anafiya Gifts who are working pretty hard to make sure we can all bring that Ramadan and Eid spirit into our homes this year. If you want to check out their full stock, head over to their Kids Islamic Books and Activities section for a full list of what they stock and information about delivery.
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Author Ndaa Hassan has already brought us relevant Ramadan books like the much loved ‘Ramadan around the world’ and now we have this beautifully illustrated “The Most Powerful Night – A Ramadan Story”.
The Most Powerful Night is a heart-warming Ramadan story of angels, sweet prayers and blessed nights! Join Laila, a bright and curious explorer, and her Mom as they embark on a sweet bedtime story of The Most Powerful Night – Laylat Al-Qadr.
Najma loves stars. She wants to swim with them in the ocean-like sky and paint them in all their different shades and sizes. Mama, an astronomer, sets up her telescope and walks Najma through the life-cycle of stars; how they’re born in clouds of gas and dust called Nebulae and how they end up as stardust that helps the universe grow. They talk about Allah as the Creator of the stars and thank Him for everything they love. Full of curiosity and wonder, Najma is written in simple yet whimsical prose. Ages 5+.
“Freya’s Funny Feeling is a paperback picture book aimed at children aged 4-7 years. Inspired by conversations with children who have found the idea of butterflies in their tummy a baffling concept, Freya’s Funny Feeling recognises and acknowledges uneasy feelings experienced in various social situations.”
Faris wants to go to the Ka’ba, but it’s so far away and it’s nearly his bedtime. Can Faris get to the Ka’ba and back in time for his bedtime story? If Allah wills!
“A book about an adorable little boy’s love for his father, personified through his beard. From tickly kisses and symbols of refuge, to how it looks at different times of the day, and makes him even more handsome; the character expresses his amusing thoughts and heartfelt sentiments of his father’s beard. He shares the reasons why Grandma, Mum and his little sister love it too!”
As all the animals rush to join Nuh on his ark, a pair of koalas, confused among all the commotion, try to decipher what is going on. Come join the animals in discovering why Nuh is building an ark in this fun rendition of the classic tale of Nuh’s Ark.
“This is a delightful story about a young Muslim family and how they use Islamic phrases in their daily life.
As children read the book they will love to press the sound panel to hear the correct Arabic pronunciation of the Islamic phrases that they come across in the story. Children will soon learn how to use these popular du’as in the correct context.”
Basirah loves basketball. Her heart is set on becoming the captain of her basketball team! Will saying “Insha’Allah” make her dreams come true? An exciting story about trusting in God and good sportsmanship!
Count your way through the Islamic months with this beautifully illustrated fold-out, lift-the-flap book. each your child the names of the months in Arabic and English.
It is the night before Ramadan and Hassan and Aneesa are excited for it to begin. In Ramadan they will read the Qur’an, give charity, share food with neighbours and try to fast.
Mustafa Amca and his wife have a yearly tradition – they cook iftar for their friends and neighbours on the first day of Ramadan. This year, Mustafa Amca’s wife is sick and can’t help him cook! Will he be able to find others to pitch in and create a meal for everyone to enjoy? A wonderful, rich story about selflessness and generosity!
Enjoy reading this lighthearted and fun story about Ramadan and Eid! Children will love to press the sound panel to hear the correct Arabic pronunciation of essential Ramadan Dua’s. They can slide the switch to hear the English meaning.
This lyrical and inspiring picture book captures the wonder and joy of this great annual event, from the perspective of a child. Accompanied by Iranian inspired illustrations, the story follows the waxing of the moon from the first new crescent to full moon and waning until Eid is heralded by the first sighting of the second new moon.
It’s the first day of Ramadan, and George is celebrating with his friend Kareem and his family. George helps Kareem with his first fast and joins in the evening celebration of tasting treats and enjoying a special meal. Then, George helps make gift baskets to donate to the needy, and watches for the crescent moon with the man in the yellow hat. Finally George joins in the Eid festivities to mark the end of his very first Ramadan.
A Choose Your Adventure Style book about a kid who is fasting for the first time. Though he is excited he is very nervous about how he will survive in school ALL day! Fasting also makes it hard for him to think! So he needs your helping making many choices along the way! If your story ends, just go back and make a different choice! With multiple story lines and ending this book will continue to entertain your child!
Book 1: Fasting, Good Deeds, Empathy, Oh Boy! It’s a story about discovery and of Ramadan joy! The month of Ramadan is here! It’s a special time of year. But, when on the morning of the first day of Ramadan Duck learns he cannot eat or drink until sunset, he gets a little concerned. Join Ilyas & Duck in this rhyming adventure as they learn about the joys of Ramadan and all the blessings they bring. There’s a surprise at every turn!
Book 2: Eid-al-Fitr is here! It’s time to celebrate! But what is Eid all about? Join Ilyas & Duck in this fantastically delightful, award-winning story, as they explore the fun and excitement of Eid while learning about the charitable nature of it all. Eid has never been so much fun! Ages 3+
The My first book about…. series has been super popular, with its beautiful illustrations and child friendly language it would make a lovely Ramadan or Eid gift to your child. The simple but beautiful books helps children understand who Allah is, who the Prophet muhammad (pbuh) was and what the Quran is.
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