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19 Ramadan Books to Read to Your Kids

Get into the holiday spirit with these adorable books that celebrate messages of kindness and giving back.

19 Ramadan Books to Read to Your Kids

Ramadan is here, which means it's time to share education and joy with the little ones celebrating. We thoughtfully curated a selection of page-turning Ramadan books for kids. Most of them are compatible with Kindle e-readers and Audible memberships. Here's how to get a totally free 30 days of Amazon Audible Plus, if you're wondering.

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The Gift of Ramadan

Written by Rabiah York Lumbar and illustrated by Laura K. Horton, Albert Whitman & Co., (ages 4+).  

Book cover art for The Gift of Ramadan showing a girl and an her mom baking Merchant

Baby’s First Ramadan

Written and illustrated by DK, Penguin/Random House Canada, (ages 0+). $8, indigo.ca

Book cover art for Baby's First Ramadan showing a crescent moon and star. Merchant

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Hannah and the Ramadan Gift

Written by Qasim Rashid and illustrated by Aaliya Jaleel, Penguin/Random House Canada, (ages 3+). $24, indigo.ca

Book cover art for Hannah and the Ramadan Gift showing a girl staring up into the night sky. Merchant

R is for Ramadan

Night of the Moon

Written by Hena Khan and illustrated by Julie Paschkis, Chronicle Books, (ages 4+). $12, indigo.ca

Book cover art for Night of the Moon showing a girl sitting propped against a pillow looking up into the sky at the crescent moon. Merchant

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It’s Ramadan, Curious George

Ramadan Around the World

Written by Ndaa Hassan and illustrated by Azra Momin, Beyond Books Publishing, (ages 4+). $29, easterntoybox.ca

Book cover art for Ramadan Around the World showing diverse children standing together and smiling. Merchant

Crescent Moons and Pointed Minarets: A Muslim Book of Shapes

Written by Hena Khan and illustrated by Mehrdokht Amini, Chronicle Books, (ages 5+).  $12, amazon.ca

Book cover art for Crescent Moons and Pointed Minaret showing kids standing in front of a mosque and looking into the sky at a crescent moon Merchant

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Lailah’s Lunchbox

Written by Reem Faruqi and illustrated by Lea Lyon, Tilbury House, (ages 4+), $25, amazon.ca

Book cover art for Lailah's Lunchbox showing a girl showing a beautiful lunchbox with an Eastern floral design. Merchant

A Party in Ramadan

Written by Asma Mobin-Uddin and illustrated by Laura Jacobsen, Penguin/Random House Canada, (ages 7+). 

Book cover art for A Party in Ramadan showing balloons, birthday gifts and kids running around Merchant

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Ramadan Joy!

Written by Omar S. Khawaja and illustrated by Leo Antolini, LBK Books, (ages 4+).

Book cover art for Ramadan Joy! showing a boy and duck walking down the street waving at neighbours while eating dates. Merchant

Who Will Help Me Make Iftar?

Written by Asmaa Hussein and illustrated by Saliha Çalışkan, Ruqaya's Bookshelf, (ages 4+). 

Book cover art for Who Will Help Me Make Make Iftar? showing a man balancing pots and pans and bowls with veggies spilling out. Merchant

Owl and Cat: Ramadan Is…

Written and illustrated by Emma Apple, Little Moons Books (ages 2+).

Book cover art for Owl and Cat: Ramadan Is... showing an owl and a cat gazing at a crescent moon. Merchant

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Under the Ramadan Moon

Written by Sylvia Whitman and illustrated by Sue Williams, Albert Whitman & Company (ages 2+). 

Book cover art for Under the Ramadan Moon showing a family looking up at the crescent moon in the sky Merchant

Drummer Girl

Written by Hiba Masood and illustrated by Hoda Hadadi, Daybreak Press (ages 4+). 

Book cover art for Drummer Girl showing a girl and an older lady playing drums Merchant

Rashad’s Ramadan and Eid al-Fitr

Written by Lisa Bullard and illustrated by Holli Conger, Cloverleaf Books (ages 4+). 

Book cover art for Rashad's Ramadan and Eid al-Fitr showing two Muslim families socializing and eating together. Merchant

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Ramadan and Eid

Written by Saniyasnain Khan and illustrated by Rashin Kheiriyeh, Goodword Books (ages 2+). 

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Rami the Ramadan Cat

Written by Robyn Thomas and illustrated by Abira Das, Ruqaya's Bookshelf, (ages 4+). 

Book cover art for Rami the Ramadan Cat showing a boy in traditional clothing with a grey cat on his shoulders. Merchant


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This article was originally published on Mar 25, 2022

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