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Top 10 Eid Books for children

Almost all of the books on Ramadan mention Eidul Fitr in one way or another but sometimes just before bed on the last night of Ramadan the perfect Eid book can make for the perfect way to calm excited children.

This year, instead of just giving my children toys (which they seem to loose interest  in after some time anyways), I will be investing more into books that help strengthen their Muslim identity.  Here are our Top 10 Eid books that will make a great addition to any child’s gift basket.

    1.    Amal’s Eid

Meet Amal. Amal is in the third grade. He loves playing outside, hanging out with his little brother Youssef (sometimes!), and eating Bengali sweets. Today, Amal is celebrating Eid al-Fitr with his family and he wants you to join in the celebration. Learn about Amal’s special family traditions as they celebrate the end of Ramadan.

Recommend age: 4+

    2.   Ilyas & Duck & Fantastic Festival of Eid-Al-Fitr

Eid-al-Fitr is here! It’s time to celebrate! But what is Eid all about? Join Ilyas & Duck in this fantastically delightful 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!

Recommend age: 3+

    3.   The Shapes of Eid, According to Me

From curvy crescents and swirly swirls to ovals, triangles and spheres, Eid is filled with shapes that are your very own. Follow this beautifully rhythmic story about this special day.

Recommend age: 3+

    4.   Amira’s Totally Chocolate World

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, she realizes that God, the Creator, knows best.

Recommend age: 5+

    5.   Ramadan Rhymes

Ramadan Rhymes includes several songs about fasting to encourage young children to look forward to being old enough to fast, as well as rhymes about sighting the new moon, celebrating ‘Eid, reading the Qur’an, praising Allah SWT and asking for forgiveness.

Recommend age: 3+

    6.   An Eid for Everyone

Eid is a holiday celebrated all over the world. It is a festival that brings together people through prayer, charity and family reunions…So let’s enjoy this holiday together with some special friends taking part in different traditions of this celebration.

Recommend age: 5+

    7.   Nabeel’s New Pants: An Eid Tale

Ramadan has come to an end. The fast is over, and tomorrow the celebration of Eid will begin. Nabeel decides to buy each of his family members something special to wear for the holiday. But while he’s choosing, the shopkeeper persuades him also to buy a gift for himself—a pair of new pants that are too long!

Recommend age: 5+

    8.   Ihtisham and the Eid Shoes (Eid Tales)

Ihtisham lives with his grandfather. They earn their living by selling fish and are very poor. Soon it is Eid and Ihtisham notices that his grandfather’s shoes are old and worn. His grandfather notices the same thing about his grandson’s shoes. Find out how grandfather and grandson try to buy each other surprise gifts of shoes for Eid.

Recommend age: 4+

    9.   Samira’s Eid (Arabic and English Edition)

The first sighting of the new moon starts a day of celebration for Samira and her family. The Ramadan fast is over and now it is time for prayers and presents. A surprise visitor brings a mysterious present and has an unusual story to tell. 

Recommend age: 8+

    10.   Fasting and Dates: A Ramadan and Eid-ul-Fitr Story (Festival Time!)

It is the time of year for parents and older children to fast, give special praise to God, and be charitable to the poor and needy. The festival of Eid-ul-Fitr occurs on the day following the last day of Ramadan. Families welcome this festival with an elaborate meal attended by extended family and friends. Traditional foods are eaten, including dates and pomegranates.

Recommend age: 4+

 

With all the “western” books out in the market, it is important to support books that impart Islamic values, and show them (the publishers) that there is a growing demand for more “Muslim friendly” books. Since our children are frequently inundated with enticing images and songs of western holidays, it becomes more so a priority to build and instill a strong Muslim identity, and pride.

Which books would you recommend that are about Eidul Fitr?

 

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