Ramadan Mubarak! Books to Celebrate Ramadan

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Mommy's Khimar Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781534400597
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Published: Salaam Reads / Simon & Schuster Books for You - April 3rd, 2018

Selected as a Best Book of 2018 by NPR, Kirkus Reviews, School Library Journal, and Shelf Awareness!

A young Muslim girl spends a busy day wrapped up in her mother’s colorful headscarf in this sweet and fanciful picture book from debut author and illustrator Jamilah Tompkins-Bigelow and Ebony Glenn.

A khimar is a flowing scarf that my mommy wears


Ramadan: The Holy Month of Fasting (Orca Origins #5) Cover Image
$24.95
ISBN: 9781459811812
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Published: Orca Book Publishers - March 27th, 2018

The month of Ramadan offers the opportunity to improve one's personal and spiritual behavior. By focusing on positive thoughts and actions, Muslims build a closer connection with God and come away from the month feeling spiritually renewed.


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

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.


Who Left the Light On? Cover Image
By Richard Marnier, Emma Ramadan (Translated by), Aude Maurel (Illustrator)
$21.99
ISBN: 9781632061898
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Published: Restless Books - November 20th, 2018

From French author-illustrator duo Richard Marnier and Aude Maurel comes a captivating picture book about creativity, diversity, and self-expression.

This is my town,
simple and typical.


Each house has a door,
two windows, a red roof
—all so predictable

 But then one night… someone leaves on their light!
And in the morning,


Moon Watchers: Shirin's Ramadan Miracle Cover Image
By Reza Jalali, Anne Sibley O'Brien (Illustrator)
$8.95
ISBN: 9780884485872
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Published: Tilbury House Publishers - May 16th, 2017

  • First time in Paperback!
  • Skipping Stones Multicultural Honor Award
  • Alliance Award
  • Maine Literary Awards, Finalist

Looking through the tall trees in their backyard in Maine, Shirin and her dad search for a glimpse of the new moon, the sign that the month of Ramadan has begun.


Golden Domes and Silver Lanterns: A Muslim Book of Colors 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.


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

*2019 Daybreak Children's Picture Book Award -- Recognizing Muslim Women's Contributions to Literature*