25 books about Muslim life for kids of all ages

25 books about Muslim life for kids of all ages
Posted on February 28, 2023

One thing I love about Your Kid’s Next Read is the generous author contingent within the community. Today, I’m excited to welcome a member of that community, Razeena Omar Gutta, to share a wonderful booklist.

Razeen Omar GuttaRazeena and I ‘met’ when she sent me a copy of Hana’s Hundreds Of Hijabs, her debut traditionally published picture book (illustrated by Manal Mirza and published by Barefoot Books), along with a lovely letter.

The book is a delight and I was so happy to be able to share it via the Facebook group and the podcast.

Razeena is also an avid reader and shares her favourite books on Instagram at @razeenareads

Now, in the lead up to Ramadan, which this year begins on 22 March, Razeena is here to spread the word about other children’s and YA books that showcase Muslim life.

From board books to engaging own voices YA novels, there’s something here for every young reader. Click the book title to find out more or to purchase via Booktopia*


25 books about Muslim life for kids of all ages

Booklist by Razeena Omar Gutta

Muslims across the world are getting ready for Ramadan – a month of fasting, prayer and community-building. Ramadan lasts for one month, at the end of which is the most important Muslim holiday of the year – Eid al Fitr. This celebration is filled with fun, food and family.

Aside from Ramadan, Muslims have other important aspects to their lives that may be different to others. For example, many Muslim women choose to wear the hijab and Muslims are unable to eat certain foods.

There are many fabulous books that showcase Muslim lives in various ways. The Muslim tradition is rich in art, history and a variety of cultures, and there are authors across the world, working hard to ensure Muslim kids get the representation they deserve in children’s books.

Hana's Hundreds of Hijabs by Razeena Omar GuttaFor instance, my picture book HANA’S HUNDREDS OF HIJABS (illustrated by Manal Mirza) showcases creativity, problem-solving, community and hijab-joy, in a way that’s true to my reality.

It was important to me to share this with others who don’t often get to see the positive aspects of this sometimes misunderstood item of clothing.

Whether you have Muslim children in your school or classroom or not, I encourage to check out the books on this list to a get a sense of what Muslim life might look like.


Board Books

25 children's books about Muslim LifeHats of Faith by Medeia Cohan & Sarah Walsh


It’s Ramadan Curious George by Hena Khan


25 children's books about Muslim lifeR is for Ramadan by Greg Paprocki


Baby’s First Ramadan – DK Books


First Festivals – Ramadan – Ladybird Books



Ramadan and Eid Picture Books

25 children's books about Muslim lifeThe Month That Makes the Year by Inda Ahmad Zari


Moon’s Ramadan by Natasha Khan Kari


Children's books about RamadanLailah’s Lunchbox by Reem Faruqi & Lea Lyon


The Night Before Eid by Aya Khalil & Rashin Kheiriyeh


Zahra’s Blessing by Shirin Shamsi & Manal Mirza



General Muslim Picture Books

25 children's books about Muslim lifeIn My Mosque by M.O. Yuksel & Hatem Aly


Hana’s Hundreds of Hijabs by Razeena Omar Gutta & Manal Mirza


25 children's books about Muslim lifeGolden Domes and Silver Lanterns by Hena Khan & Mehrdokht Amini


Halal Hot Dogs by Susannah Aziz & Parwinder Singh


The Proudest Blue by Ibtihaj Muhammad with S.K. Ali, & Hatem Aly


Middle Grade

25 children's books about Muslim lifeOnce upon an Eid edited by Aisha Saeed & S.K. Ali


A Place at the Table by Saadia Faruqi & Laura Shovan


25 Muslim children's booksPlanet Omar (series) by Zanib Mian


Other Words for Home by Jasmine Warga


Bhai For Now by Maleah Siddiqui



25 children's Muslim booksAs Long as the Lemon Trees Grow by Zoulfa Katouh


All My Rage by Sabaa Tahir


25 Muslim children's booksLiving on Hope Street by Demet Divaroren


Love From A to Z by S.K. Ali


Yes I’m Hot in This by Huda Fahmy


For more recommendations or any questions regarding Muslim children’s books, get in touch with Razeena Omar Gutta on Instagram at @razeenareads.



Allison Tait Your Kid's next ReadAre you new here? Welcome to my blog! I’m Allison Tait, aka A.L. Tait, and I’m the author of middle-grade series, The Mapmaker Chronicles, The Ateban Cipher, and the Maven & Reeve Mysteries. You can find out more about me here, and more about my books here.

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