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Top 10 Ramadan Books for Children

If there is one thing that always worries me right before Ramadan is how to get my kids into the ‘Ramadan spirit’,  create special memories  and our own traditions.

One family tradition that’s simple to do is to read books together. Many families enjoy reading the same Ramadan books each year to announce the arrival of the blessed month while others may enjoy reading new tales to get everyone excited. If you really want to get into the spirit of giving, you can buy some of these top 10 + 1 Ramadan books to give as gifts or donate to your local library ;).

    1.   Lailah’s Lunchbox: A Ramadan Story

Lailah is in a new school in a new country, thousands of miles from her old home, and missing her old friends. When Ramadan begins, she is excited that she is finally old enough to participate in the fasting but worried that her classmates won’t understand why she doesn’t join them in the lunchroom.

Recommended age:  5+

      2.   It’s Ramadan, Curious George

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. 

Recommended age:  3+

    3.   Under the Ramadan Moon

We wait for the moon.We watch for the moon.We watch for the Ramadan moon.We give to the poor, and read Quran, under the moon.We live our faith, until next year under the moon, under the moon, under the Ramadan moon. Ramadan is one of the most special months of the Islamic year, when Muslims pray, fast, and help those in need.

Recommended age:  3+

    4.   My First Ramadan (My First Holiday)

It’s time for Ramadan to begin. Follow along with one young boy as he observes the Muslim holy month with his family.This year, the narrator is finally old enough to fast, and readers of all ages will be interested as he shares his experiences of this special holiday in Islam.

Recommended age:  2+

    5.   Golden Domes and Silver Lanterns

This book should be on every child’s bookshelf; it captures kids imagination with colorful illustrations. This book magnificently depicts the world of Islam, celebrating its beauty and traditions for even the youngest readers.

Recommended age:  2.5+

    6.   Rashad’s Ramadan and Eid Al-Fitr

For Muslims, Ramadan is a time for fasting, prayer, and thinking of others. Rashad tries to be good all month. When it’s time for Eid al-Fitr, he feasts and plays! Find out how people celebrate this special time of year.

Recommended age:  4+

    7.   Ramadan Moon

Ramadan, the month of fasting, doesn’t begin all at once. It begins with a whisper And a prayer And a wish. Muslims all over the world celebrate Ramadan and the joyful days of Eid-ul-Fitr at the end of the month of fasting as the most special time of year.

Recommended age:  4+

    8.   The Last Night of Ramadan

The Last Night of Ramadan is for children and their families who wish to understand and learn about Islam and the Muslim culture through Islamic celebrations throughout the year. This book focuses on the Holy Month of Ramadan and the traditions associated with it.

Recommended age:  3+

    9.   Raihanna’s First Time Fasting

A heartwarming story about a young girl’s first experience fasting for the month of Ramadan. Raihanna learns the meaning of Ramadan, why her family fasts, and how important it is to help her community whenever she can.

This book comes with an activity Page

Recommended age:  5+

   10.  Night of the Moon: A Muslim Holiday Story

Yasmeen, a seven-year-old Pakistani-American girl, celebrates the Muslim holidays of Ramadan. This beautiful story offers a window into modern Muslim culture—and into the ancient roots from within its traditions have grown.

Recommended age:  2+

   11.   A Party in Ramadan

Ramadan is coming and Leena is excited. Although she is too young to fast every day during the Muslim religious festival, Leena decides to fast each Friday instead. When Leena receives an invitation to a party which happens to fall on Friday, she has a dilemma.

Recommended age:  7+

 

Which of these books are your favorite Ramadan (holiday) books?

 

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  • Maherukh says:

    I have three daughters and they love to read books .These books look great

    • samira says:

      I can’t wait to get my hands on some of these books either, we have Josy to thank for the wonderful list mashaa allah 🙂

  • Ayaan says:

    Great books , are they only available in USA?

    • josy says:

      I am sure they can be found in other countries 😉 If you want to share which country you would like to buy the books from, we can check for you inshaAllah.

  • Ayaan says:

    Thanks sis, seen in amazon uk but out of stock, will keep eye on insha Allah

  • moona says:

    Assalam ou ali kum
    For they available in saudi arabia. ?

    • josy says:

      Wa alaikum Salam wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuhu,

      I looked on their website and it says that Amazon does ship to Saudi Arabia (Shipping rates might be different), and you can just put your address in when you put your order, but make sure you select “Saudi Arabia” for the country category.

  • Semir says:

    I live in Africa where the shipment doesn’t reach so i was wondering if there is a possibility i could get it it in pdf.

    • josy says:

      Some books are available as kindle eBooks. If you don’t have a Kindle, you can download an app on your computer to access it. Hope this helps inshaAllah 🙂

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