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Great Ramadan Reads for Kids of All Ages

20 books about the Islamic month of Ramadan celebrate Muslim identities

Published on: February 22, 2024

Great Ramadan Reads for Kids of All Ages

Lailah’s Lunchbox: A Ramadan Story

Picture books

In My Mosque” by M. O. Yuksel 

The theme of this lovely picture book is no matter who you are or where you are from, everyone is welcome at the mosque. Readers will learn about all the rituals and wonders of the mosque as the author celebrate the many traditions. The book also includes a glossary and more information about many historical and significant mosques around the world. 

Ramadan” by Hannah Eliot

This beautiful board book about Ramadan is the first in the new board book series, Celebrate the World. With beautiful illustrations this books helps even the littles readers (or listeners) learn that Ramadan is a time to reflect, to be thankful and help others.

It’s Ramadan, Curious George” by H. A. Rey and Hena Khan 

Everyone’s favorite little curious friend is celebrating Ramadan with his friend Kareem and his family. George helps Kareem with his first fast, watches for the crescent moon and joins in the Eid festivities to mark the end of his very first Ramadan. This book is a great introduction to Ramadan with a sweet story about friendship. 

Ramadan” by Julie Murray

Part of a children’s book series on holidays, Julie Murray’s “Ramadan” simply presents the basics of Ramadan with text on one side of the page and illustrations on the other. Look for a code in the back of your copy that will unlock access to crafts, videos and games online.

Lailah’s Lunchbox: A Ramadan Story” by Reem Faruqi

In this modern classic, Lailah has recently moved from Abu Dhabi to Georgia. She’s excited about her first year participating in the fast. But she’s afraid of how her new classmates will react, until a helpful librarian shows her how to explain Ramadan in a way they can understand.

Rashad’s Ramadan and Eid al-Fitr” by Lisa Bullard

Talking about Ramadan without talking about Eid is almost like talking about Lent without Easter. In “Rashad’s Ramadan and Eid al-Fitr,” Rashad is too young to fast, but Ramadan is also about prayer and kindness. Rashad tries hard to be good for the entire month of Ramadan. In the end, he gets to play and feast in celebration of Eid al-Fitr.

Under the Ramadan Moon” by Sylvia Whitman

“Under the Ramadan Moon” is not quite a book in verse, but its lyrical language paired with soft pastel illustrations tells a gentle story about a modern family’s celebration of the month-long holiday. A lengthy note at the back of the book provides more information about the holiday, but be aware that some reviewers found a number of the details in this section to be inaccurate.

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