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Five Books Celebrating Ramadan for Kids


Lailah's Lunchbox: A Ramadan Story by Reem Faruqi, illustrated by Lea Lyon


Lailah recently moved from Abu Dhabi to Peachtree City, GA, and while she misses her friends back in the Middle East, she is very excited to be old enough to fast during Ramadan. However, being new is one thing, but being different is another. What if her class doesn't know what Ramadan is? What if she is the only one fasting? Lailah falters when it is time to give Mrs. Penworth a note asking that she be excused from lunch, and she has to endure the tempting smells of food and kind offers of her classmates to share lunch. After escaping to the foodless library, the school librarian encourages Lailah to write down her feelings and share them with her teacher. After all, who knows what could come of sharing her culture? The large, often full-page watercolor illustrations provide gentle details that add depth to the text. A note and glossary round out the story, giving context from the author's life and information about Islamic culture.

(Ages 6-8)



The Gift of Ramadan by Rabiah York Lumbard, illustrated by Laura K. Horton


Sophia wants to fast for Ramadan this year. Her grandma tells her that fasting helps make a person sparkly―and Sophia loves sparkles. But when her attempt at fasting fails, Sophia must find another way to participate. This lovely multigenerational family story explores the many ways to take part in the Ramadan holiday. (Ages 4-8)




The Blessed Pomegranates: A Ramadan Story About Giving by A. Helwa, illustrated by Dasril Iqbal Al Faruqi


The leaves whisper it. The birds sing it. It is Ramadan, the holy season of giving! But Alyah and Adam can’t help wondering: What is the real meaning of Ramadan? Fortunately, wise Grandma Essi knows just what to do. With ruby pomegranates picked from her magnificent tree, the two grandchildren set off to visit their friends and neighbors. As they share their blessings, they discover what Grandma Essi intended all along—the true spirit of the holiest month of the year.



Tell me more about Ramadan by Bachar Karroum, illustrated by Tanja Varcelija


Bismillah ar-Rahman ar-Rahim,

Follow the story of Laila, a curious young Muslim girl that wants to learn about Ramadan. Through a fun story for both children and parents, allow your kids to start comprehending religious concepts while also sparking their curiosity for further knowledge about their Islamic religion.

(Enjoy with your little one a unique and creative journey that will introduce her/him to one of the five pillars of the religion and offer your child a positive perception of the Islamic holy month of mercy, the Ramadan. A must-have children’s story that shouldn’t be missing from any family’s bookcase or Islamic books’ collection! (Ages 3-8)



Moon's Ramadan by Natasha Khan Kazi


It's Ramadan, the month of peace, and Moon watches over Ramadan traditions with excitement and longing in this sweetly illustrated debut.

In Egypt, India, Argentina and the United Arab Emirates, in Somalia, New Zealand and Indonesia, in Turkey, the United Kingdom and the United States, children and their families do good deeds in honor of those who have less. Cleverly blending glimpses of different countries' celebrations with the corresponding phases of the moon,Moon's Ramadan makes Ramadan, one of the world's most widely celebrated traditions, accessible and exciting for all readers. Includes robust and easy-to-understand back matter. (Ages 4-8)


Visit your local bookseller or library to get these books.


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