Children’s Book Reviews

Here you will find my children’s book reviews! Stay Tuned for my newest reviews and journey to find the best Muslim Children’s Books and Multicultural stories!*

*I am currently not doing formal reviews on my blog as my time is more limited.

Ramadan and Eid Stories:

Lailah’s Lunchbox written by me (Reem Faruqi!), illustrated by Lea Lyon. Story of a Muslim child whose classmates and teachers think she’s forgotten her lunch again! With the help of a creative librarian, she finds a way to share about Ramadan with her class.

Under the Ramadan Moon written by Sylvia Whitman, illustrated by Sue Williams: lyrical story appealing to preschoolers and beyond. One of my favorites for preschoolers

It’s Ramadan, Curious George – written by Hena Khan, was an entertaining read. Glowing Amazon reviews here!

The White Nights of Ramadan written by Maha Addasi, illustrated by Ned Gannon, beautiful heartwarming, amazingly illustrated story. Another favorite!

Party in Ramadan written by Asma Mobin Uddin, illustrated by Laura Jacobsen, v.relatable story for children fasting around people not fasting. And award-winning of quite a few awards as well!

Rashad’s Ramadan and Eid al-Fitr written by Lisa Bullard, illustrated by Holli Conger: informative, vibrant chapter-picture-book.

Night of the Moon written by Hena Khan, illustrated by Julie Paschkis: nice moon similes

My First Ramadan written by Karen Katz (scroll below when you click link!)

Zaki’s Ramadhan Fast (scroll below when you click link!)

Max Celebrates Ramadan (scroll below when you click link!)

Best Eid Ever! by Asma Mobin-Uddin (this book is not available in my library so I am trying to request them from the publisher for my personal reviewing. The Amazon reviews are good!)

Moon Watchers by Reza Jalali, illustrated by Anne Sibley O’Brian; I read it, loved, it haven’t reviewed yet, but here’s an Amazon review! It’s also published by Tilbury House Publishers, the company that’s publishing my story Lailah’s Lunchbox in 2015!

The Jinni on the Roof – a humorous Ramadan Story about a Paratha-loving-kid!

General Muslim Stories:

Time to Pray by Maha Addasi, Illustrated by Ned Gannon. Beautiful introductory book to prayer in which a young child Yasmin learns to pray from her grandmother.

Golden Domes and Silver Lanterns: A Muslim Book of Colors written by Hena Khan, illustrated by Mehrdokht Amimi : gorgeous, colorful, rhyming story. One of my favorites so far!

Ilyas and Duck Search for Allah: vibrant story that takes Ilyas on an adventure to search for Allah. Great read for curious preschoolers!

The Apple Tree by Mariam Al-Kalby review : whimsically written, whimsically illustrated!

One Green Apple : gorgeously illustrated, heart-touching story

Noor Kids – comic books for children

The Grand Mosque of Paris: A Story of How Muslims Rescued Jews During the Holocaust (scroll below when you click link!)

Silent Music: A Story of Baghdad (scroll below when you click link!)

King for a Day – Rukhsana Khan; Malik rules at the kite flying festival!

My Beautiful Birds – Suzanne Del Rizzo; gorgeous book about a Syrian refugee. Must read for these times! I referred it to in my blog here.

More Muslim Stories – I haven’t reviewed yet:

Going to Mecca Na’ima B. Robert (Author), Valentina Cavallini (Illustrator)

Does My Head Look Big  In This? – written for teens, Amazon review.

 Nabeel’s New Pants: An Eid Tale by Fawzia Gilani-Williams, Amazon review.

Big Red Lollipop by Rukhsana Khan, Amazon review

Ruler of the Courtyard by Rukhsana Khan, Amazon review

Silly Chicken by Rukhsana Khan, Amazon review

 Nadia’s Hands by Karen English, illustrated by Jonathan Weiner Amazon review

Snow White, an Islamic tale by Fawzia Gilani, amazon review

The Lost Ring, by Fawzia Gilani, Amazon review.

Multicultural Stories:

The Sandwich Swap – by Queen Rania! – heartwarming story of sandwiches being swapped by Salma and Lilly, hummus for peanut butter!

Hot, Hot Roti for Dada-Ji! by F.Zia

Seed Magic – featuring African American characters and a tale of gardening with a twist!

Beatrice Spells Some Lulus and Learns to Write a Letter – must-read for a tender granddaughter-grandmother relationship.

And wanted to share a link of many more Muslim children’s books that Rukhsana Khan shares on her blog here. 

More book reviews to come soon! If you are an Author/Publisher and want me to review your story, please let me know.  I read children’s books regularly so reviewing them is fun for me!


    1. Hi Anne! Yes I have been wanting to read that story for a long time! I love tilbury publishing. I actually don’t have that book available in my library so am seeing if I can get it via inter library loan- tilbury doesn’t hand out review copies. If not will buy it- I’ve seen the reviews and know it’s got awards , Congrats!:) thanks- your illustrations look beautiful!!

  1. Assalaamu alaykum. I recently made a book for Muslim children called The Muslims:A Graphic Novel. Its based on a cartoon i made which you can find on youtube: the muslims cartoon. The book is available on Amazon. What should I do to get a review for it? Jazaka Allahu khayran

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