Ramadan & Eid 2022

Featured below are a selection of books celebrating Ramadan & Eid, with a few special highlights from author Saadia Faruqi.

It's Ramadan, Curious George Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780544652262
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Published: Clarion Books - May 3rd, 2016

 I hope [this book] makes it into the hands of Muslim children who need it and any child curious about Ramadan and Islam. Parents, this is how we teach love.” 
—ReadItRealGood.com

Recommended by Saadia Faruqi


Ramadan (Celebrate the World) Cover Image
By Hannah Eliot, Rashin Kheiriyeh (Illustrator)
$8.99
ISBN: 9781534406353
Availability: Recently On Our Shelves
Published: Little Simon - April 3rd, 2018

Learn all about the traditions of Ramadan with this first book in the brand-new board book series Celebrate the World, which highlights celebrations across the globe."


The Gift of Ramadan Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780807529027
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Published: Albert Whitman & Company - March 1st, 2021

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."

Recommended by Saadia Faruqi


Moon Watchers: Shirin's Ramadan Miracle Cover Image
By Reza Jalali, Anne Sibley O'Brien (Illustrator)
$9.95
ISBN: 9780884485872
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Published: Tilbury House Publishers - May 16th, 2017

This moving picture book for older readers about a young Muslim girl and her family at Ramadan weaves together the traditional observance and its meaning with a lively drama of sibling rivalry."
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Amira's Picture Day Cover Image
By Reem Faruqi, Fahmida Azim (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780823440191
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Published: Holiday House - April 13th, 2021

★ Faruqi’s prose is sweetly descriptive ('Tiny mirrors on her blue shalwar kameez shone happily in the sunlight'), and jewel-toned digital illustrations by Azim have a joyful, comics-style sensibility, with meticulous attention paid to the attire of the diverse crowd at the masjid. An endearing portrait of one child’s specific cultural concern, with universal appeal for any reader ever caught between conflicting commitments."
Publishers Weekly, Starred Review

Recommended by Saadia Faruqi


Lailah's Lunchbox: A Ramadan Story Cover Image
By Reem Faruqi, Lea Lyon (Illustrator)
$16.95
ISBN: 9780884484318
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Published: Tilbury House Publishers - May 1st, 2015

A lovely classroom-friendly introduction to the Muslim month of fasting!"
—Ruhksana Khan, award-winning author and storyteller

Recommended by Saadia Faruqi


Hannah and the Ramadan Gift Cover Image
By Qasim Rashid, Aaliya Jaleel (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780593114667
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Published: Viking Books for Young Readers - April 20th, 2021

The debut picture book by human rights activist and attorney Qasim Rashid tells a timely story full of warmth and heart about the observance of Ramadan and the power of good deeds."

Recommended by Saadia Faruqi


Zahra's Blessing: A Ramadan Story Cover Image
By Shirin Shamsi, Manal Mirza (Illustrator)
$9.99
ISBN: 9781646864942
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Published: Barefoot Books - March 29th, 2022

Zahra wishes for a sister, never dreaming that volunteering with her mother at a refugee shelter might make her wish come true."


Eid Breakfast at Abuela's Cover Image
By Mariam Saad, Chaymaa Sobhy (Illustrator)
$16.00
ISBN: 9781733826747
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Published: Prolance - July 20th, 2019

Join Sofia and her mom and dad who spend Eid - the Islamic holiday celebrating the end of Ramadan - with her Mexican grandmother, who is not Muslim but chooses to throw them a festive breakfast which includes traditional Mexican food, decorations, and activities."

Recommended by Saadia Faruqi


The Best Eid Ever Cover Image
By Asma Mobin-Uddin, Laura Jacobsen (Illustrator)
$9.99
ISBN: 9781635925692
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Published: Astra Young Readers - April 5th, 2022

[A] beautifully composed story... this is a welcome contribution, giving much-needed visibility to a celebration observed by over ten million people in North America."
School Library Journal


One Sun and Countless Stars: A Muslim Book of Numbers (A Muslim Book Of Concepts) Cover Image
By Hena Khan, Mehrdokht Amini (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781452182728
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Published: Chronicle Books - March 1st, 2022

Exquisite, colorful mixed-media illustrations depict a setting that could be Iran (Amini’s ancestral homeland) and showcase the aesthetics of Islamic art, from textile patterns to architectural ornamentation. This concept book compliments the creators’ Golden Domes and Silver Lanterns (2012) and Crescent Moons and Pointed Minarets (2018), about colors and shapes, respectively. . . . A creative, fun introduction to Islam.”
Kirkus Reviews


Golden Domes and Silver Lanterns: A Muslim Book of Colors (A Muslim Book Of Concepts) Cover Image
By Hena Khan, Mehrdokht Amini (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9781452141213
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Published: Chronicle Books - March 3rd, 2015

With breathtaking illustrations and informative text, Golden Domes and Silver Lanterns magnificently captures the world of Islam, celebrating its beauty and traditions for even the youngest readers. Sure to inspire questions and observations about world religions and cultures, this entrancing volume is equally at home in the classroom as it is being read to a child on a parent's lap."


Sadiq and the Ramadan Gift Cover Image
By Siman Nuurali, Anjan Sarkar (Illustrator)
$6.95
ISBN: 9781515872887
Availability: Recently On Our Shelves
Published: Picture Window Books - September 1st, 2020

It's Ramadan In the spirit of the season, Sadiq and his friends want to give back to their community. The friends band together to raise money to build a new school for children in Somalia. They decide to put on a community iftar as a fund-raiser, but not everyone agrees where their efforts should be spent. Can they find a way to work together?"


Eid al-Fitr Mad Libs: World's Greatest Word Game Cover Image
$4.99
ISBN: 9780593094020
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Published: Mad Libs - March 1st, 2022

This year, celebrate Eid al-Fitr with your family, some sweet TYPE OF FOOD, and Mad Libs!"


Once Upon an Eid: Stories of Hope and Joy by 15 Muslim Voices Cover Image
By S. K. Ali (Editor), Aisha Saeed (Editor), Sara Alfageeh (Illustrator)
$8.99
ISBN: 9781419754036
Availability: Recently On Our Shelves
Published: Amulet Paperbacks - April 27th, 2021

★ A range of diverse, multidimensional characters—among them Shia Muslim, converted Muslim, Algerian, Caribbean, and West African representation—results in a stimulating, celebratory read." 
Publishers Weekly


Salaam, with Love Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9780593482629
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Published: Underlined - January 4th, 2022

Achingly sweetSalaam, with Love is a heartfelt tale of family, faith, and love set against the backdrop of Ramadan. Beg beautifully crafts a comforting tale filled with fun characters and excellent Muslim representation.”
—Aamna Qureshi, author of The Lady or the Lion