Celebrate Ramadan & Eid al-Fitr

Celebrate the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, a time of fasting, introspection, prayer and celebration for the 1.9 billion followers of the Islamic faith. This list highlights books -- both fiction and nonfiction -- for all ages, that focus on faith, spending time with family and friends, and doing charitable acts.

Updated April 10, 2023
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Golden domes and silver lanterns : a Muslim book of colors
Khan, Hena.
Magnificently capturing the colorful world of Islam for the youngest readers, this breathtaking and informative picture book celebrates Islam's beauty and traditions. From a red prayer rug to a blue hijab, everyday colors are given special meaning as young readers learn about clothing, food, and...
The night of the moon
Khan, Hena.
Yasmeen, a seven-year-old Pakistani-American girl, celebrates the Muslim holidays of Ramadan, "The Night of the Moon" (Chaand Raat), and Eid. With lush illustrations that evoke Islamic art, this beautiful story offers a window into modern Muslim culture--and into the ancient roots from within its...
Crescent moons and pointed minarets : a Muslim book of shapes
Khan, Hena.
Crescent Moons and Pointed Minarets - Islamic book for kids "A beautiful picture book that simultaneously explores shapes, Islam, and the cultures of the Muslim people." - Kirkus Reviews Toddler book of shapes and Islamic traditions: From a crescent moon...
The proudest blue : a story of hijab and family
Muhammad, Ibtihaj
THE INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER!   A powerful, vibrantly illustrated story about the first day of school--and two sisters on one's first day of hijab--by Olympic medalist and social justice activist Ibtihaj Muhammad. ...
I say as-salamu 'alaykum
Dee, Noor H.
Nabil and Noura are going to the park. Along the way Nabil greets the gardener and park ranger. Now Noura wants to say, 'AS-SALAMU 'ALAYKUM!' Who, or what, will she salam?
The Usborne first thousand words in Arabic
Amery, Heather
This is an introduction to 1000 common words in classical Arabic. Arranged thematically, many of the pages show an everyday scene, surrounded by pictures of objects from the scene with their Arabic names. An Arabic/English dictionary of all the words is included.
My Grandma and me
Javaherbin, Mina
In a true tale of a young girl in Iran and her grandmother, this beautiful ode to family celebrates small moments of love that become lifelong memories. In this big universe full of many moons, I have traveled and seen many wonders, but I have never loved anything or anyone...
Wickremesekera, Channa
"Allah shouldn't have revealed so much to the Prophet. It only makes pious people like us suffer."So muses Khalid Khan, a seventeen-year-old Afghan boy living in Melbourne. Khalid is like any other boy his age in Australia. He loves his footy and his mum's cooking. He finds his dad's idiosyncrasies...
Beyond belief
White, Dee
Inspired by the true story of Muslims who saved the lives of Jewish children in the Second World War. In 1942, in the Grand Mosque in Paris, 11-year-old Ruben is hiding from the Nazis. Already thousands of Jewish children have disappeared, and Rubens parents are desperately trying to find his sister...
Mad, bad & dangerous to know
Ahmed, Samira (Fiction writer)
It is August in Paris and budding art historian Khayyam should be having the time of her life - but even in the City of Lights she can't stop worrying about the mess she left back home in Chicago. Only when she meets a cute young Parisian - who happens to be a distant relative of the novelist...
Islam : history, beliefs, worship and celebrations
Faelli, Rita.
An English interpretation of The Holy Qur-an : with full Arabic text
Ali, Abdullah Yusuf
It is the duty of every Muslim, man, woman, or child to read the Qur an and understand it according to his own capacity. If any one of us attains to some knowledge of understanding of it by study, contemplation, and the test of life, both outward and inward, it is his duty, according to his capacity...
Celebrate Ramadan & Eid al-fitr
Heiligman, Deborah
Ramadan, the Muslim holy month of fasting, and Eid Al-Fitr, which marks the fast's end, are sacred times for millions throughout the world. Celebrate Ramadan and Eid Al-Fitr examines the reasons for the month-long dawn-to-dusk fast and observes some of the wide variety of celebrations at...
Sarah's two nativities
Fraser, Janine M.
A heartwarming celebration of Christmas, family and faith by two of Australia's finest picture book creators. Sarah loves her two grandmas - Grandmother Azar and Grandmother Maria. Grandmother Azar tells Sarah stories from the Holy Koran, while Grandmother Maria tells...
Helping others : introducting children to good manners and character
Dewi, Dian A.
Ali, like most young boys, likes to run around but sometimes he falls over and hurts himself. Lucky for Ali he has a caring big sister in Saaliha who helps him in so many ways. Encourages young children to follow the good manners of Prophet Muhammad.
The Qur'an :. English meanings and notes by Saheeh International
Saheeh International.
Sweet dates to eat : a Ramadan and Eid story
Zucker, Jonny
Join the celebrations with this simple introduction to the Muslim season of Ramadan and Eid. Follow a family as they fast each day, go to the mosque on the Night of Power, and enjoy a delicious feast to celebrate the beginning of Eid. Part of a pre-school series that introduces young children...
Baby's first Ramadan
Lloyd, Clare (Children's book author)
An early learning board book that takes a very first look at the traditions and festivities of Ramadan Perfect for story time with little ones, this first board book introduces babies and toddlers to the holy month of Ramadan. From the first sight of the crescent...
Amira's totally chocolate world
Mair, J. Samia
Amira loves chocolate so much that every night before she goes to sleep, she asks God to make everything chocolate. On Eid ul-Fitr, she wakes up to find a totally chocolate world! At first she loves her new world, but when she discovers that she misses all the beautiful colors in nature,...
The character of the Muslim woman. women's emancipation during the Prophet's lifetime / Volume 1
Abū Shuqqah, ʻAbd al-Ḥalīm Muḥammad
The Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) established complete equality between men and women as he said, "Women are full sisters of men". Yet both have their respective special functions. This volume draws out the features of the Muslim woman's character as outlined in the Qur'an and Sunnah. It shows that much...
Happy Eid al Fitr : the sweet festival
Bentley, Joyce
Eid al-Fitr is celebrated by Muslims worldwide to mark the end of Ramadan fasting and this book lets children discover how people around the globe celebrate this important festival and what it means to them, with age-appropriate language. The history, preparation and celebration of...
Forgiving others
Samyono, Isfand
In Forgiving Others Ali's friend Faisal shows him that good friends always forgive each other, which really isn't that hard. There are good lessons in that for children (and adults too). It is essential for children to develop good character, morals and values from a young age. Reading...
Thank you o Allah!
Bint Mahmood, Ayesha
A glorious array of Allah's never-ending bounties that will evoke a child's feeling of gratitude for everything God, Allah in Arabic, has given - from faith and knowledge to family and health, from animals and nature to food and life itself. Fittingly illustrated with busy, colorful...
Ramadan and Id-ul-Fitr
Dickmann, Nancy.
Fasting, praying, and charitable acts mark the Islamic holiday of Ramadan, which ends with the festival of Id-ul-Fitr when the fast is broken. Readers of this book will learn the history and meaning of these holidays as well as the activities that take place during this reflective time of year.
My first book about the Qur'an : teachings for toddlers and young children
Khan, Sara (Childrens author)
Inside this board book toddlers and young children will find out about the Qur'an's beautiful teachings: to care for all creation; to respect the books of God; to be good to one another; and to believe in Allah, the Creator. Stunning illustrations, full of color, bring the pages to life...
Muhammad : the life of the Prophet : based on original sources
Abo Knegar, Ahmed
Can people learn the wisdom of thinking about others, and not just about themselves?
I belong to the Muslim faith
Dicker, Katie.
This series looks at each of the world's six main religions from the perspective of a child belonging to that faith. Large colour photographs combine with simple text to introduce daily life as a member of these communities.
A party in Ramadan
Mobin-Uddin, Asma.
Readers learn about the Islamic observance of Ramadan in this charming story of a young Muslim girl determined to do the right thing during her first Ramadan fast. Ramadan is coming and Leena is excited. Although she is too young to fast every day during the Muslim religious festival,...

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