Send me your suggestions and inshaAllah one day I’ll get to them!
  • Shabanu and Haveli by Suzanna Fisher Staples
  • All the Umm Zakkiyya Books
  • Butterfly Mosque
  • A Moment Comes by Jennifer Bradbury
  • Under the Persimmon Tree by Suzanne Fisher Staples
  • Kiss the Dust by Elizabeth Laird
  • Habibi by Naomi Shihab Nye
  • Let it be Morning by Sayed Kashua
  • Love in a Headscarf by Shelina Zahra Janmohamed
  • Echoes by Jamilah Kolocotronis
  • How Mohammed Saved Miss Liberty by Holm
  • Minaret by Leila Aboulela
  • Jewel Series by Rania Marwan
  • Blood Red Horse by K.M. Grant
  • Last of the Tasburai
  • My Name is Nadia
  • Wiil Waal
  • A Friendship Promise
  • The Beauty of My Hijab
  • Hijab and Basketball
  • All we Have Left
  • Ten Steps to Us byAttiya Khan
  • Home is beyond the Mountains
  • In the Name of God
  • I Love I Hate I Miss My Sister
  • The Most Beautiful Village in the World by Yukata Kobayashi
  • A Cat and Mouse Pact
  • Inside and Under a World of Wonder
  • A Sky Blue Bench by Bahram Rahman
  • I Lost Something Very Special by Husna Rahman
  • Omar, The Bees and Me 
  • Magi-Pals by Aisha Khalfay
  • The Katha Chest
  • The Boy Who Met a Whale by Nizrana Farook
  • Ziyad & Tiger Adventures Animals from the Quran
  • Hijab and Red Lipstick
  • The Voyage
  • Kick the Moon
  • The Adventure of Nur Al-Din by Badees Nouiouat
  • Back Home by Shaista Kaba Fatehali
  • We Wear Masks by Marla Lesage
  • Real Cricket by Tom Palmer
  • Eid and the Moon Bangles by Sara Khan
  • Layla and Zayd Learn about Ramadan 
  • The Parkour Club by Pam Withers
  • Accidental Rich Boy by Akmal Ullah
  • The Dino Flu by Sahar Abdulaziz
  • Nour’s Escape
  • Trees for the Absentees
  • No Ballet Shoes in Syria
  • The Dot that Couldn’t Sit Still
  • All The Things we Never Said
  • Olive Harvest in Palestine: A Story of Childhood Memories
  • Billy and the Drago by Nadia Shireen
  • I want to be like the Prophet’s Wives by Umm Inaayah Sana
  • Asiya and Asad Save Ramadan by Ali Subhani
  • Razia
  • We Didn’t Ask for This
  • My Kufi
  • I am Hajj
  • Welcome to Nowhere
  • A House without Walls
  • Sweethearts of Ilford Lane
  • Bloodprint
  • The Fox Girl and the White Gazelle

Reviewing Children & YA Islamic Fiction, Books by Muslim Authors, & Books Featuring Muslim Characters

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  1. I see many good books on this list, but I would not recommend Hibibi at all – her mother is non Muslim and father is non practicing. She doesn’t understand what her grandmother is doing when she sees her praying. Her mother helps her meet her Israeli boyfriend keeping it secret from the father who would not approve.
    Sofia’s journal, on the other hand, is one of the best written books for 5-7th grade, a historical novel set in Kansas when it was deciding whether to be a slave state or not.
    Check out the list on for a long list of recommended books.

    • Many of the books on here I too would not recommend. Habibi is one I get asked about a lot, that is why at some point I do plan to read it and review it inshaAllah. Thank you for your support, feel free to suggests books you think I should read 🙂

  2. Zak and his good intentions is an excellent book. I like books which show how a family should function and this is an example of how one family does, while Zak and his sister compete to do as many good deeds in one day as they can.

  3. Assalaamu Alaikum. I would like to know if you’d agree to review a kids Islamic activity book in return for a free digital copy. If the answer is yes, can you please provide me with an email address to contact you.

  4. Assalamu alaykum.

    Just came accross one of these books at the indigo display table and noticed one of the girls with hijab. Maybe have a look…

    Girls Who Code by Reshma Saujani

  5. I would like to hear about “Brick Wall” by the author of the Yasmin series you just reviewed. It is labeled as “Adult”. I wonder about Middle and High School students.

  6. Assalamu alaikum warahmatullah. I’d love to know what these books are like if you come across them. I haven’t seen any reviews or anything showing the inside. Both are board books from the same series by Noor H. Dee:

    I Say Alhamdulillah
    I Say Bismillah

  7. Would love a sneak peak into:

    Treasures of Jannah by Yasmin Egala
    Where is My Prayer Mat? by Ruhana Begum
    Talaal and the Whispering Worrier by SHereeza Boodhoo

  8. Assalamu alaikum!

    My name is Farah Elmoudani and I’m the author of “Bilal and Mr. Shells, the Miraculous Life of Isa a.s.
    I was wondering if you’d be interested in rating my book 🙂 I can send you a PDF version Insha’Allah

  9. As Salam Alaikum
    I am a teacher at a private Islamic School and am always looking for books my students can read. I teach 4-7 the grade language arts and social studies. Mash Allah you have read and reviewed many books for all ages. It would be great if you could put the books you review in grade order, such as elementary, middle school, and high school. I
    It can be difficult when your looking for a specific age group to have to read through all the books you have reviewed.
    JAK for your reviews

  10. Can I please suggest you read ‘ There’s no compromise ‘ by Rahima Islam. It deals with many modern topics such as LBGT and social media in an islamic sense whilst not causing offense to anyone. Its through the eyes of a 1p year Muslim girl growing up in the UK where Islam is misunderstood and misinterpreted.

  11. I’d love to have you review my books-
    “Hamza’s Pyjama Promise” and “Hamza and Aliya share the Ramadan Cheer”
    both are traditionally published by different publishers

  12. As salaamu alaikum. I am a newly self published author on Amazon. I would love for you to review my book. It is is a picture book titled, Farewell Tana. Myself and the illustrator are muslim women that are mothers, homeschooling parents, and business owners. My goal is to tell stories that put Muslim Americans in the narrative as natural parts of society, not background characters or victims. Our children need to see themselves represented in great stories. There are more books to come soon inshallah.

      • As salaamu alaikum. Being that my book is not available in the library, would you like me ro send you a copy? If so, please forward me a mailing address.


        Enrica Sow

        On Sat, Feb 6, 2021, 10:45 AM Notes from an Islamic School Librarian wrote:

        > islamicschoollibrarian commented: “Thank you so much for letting me know, > I’ll look in to it. May Allah swt reward you for your efforts[image: 💜][image: > 💕] ” >

      • That is very generous, but I try not to accept free books from authors to maintain my honesty in my reviews. Plus I am happy to support authors and their works, InshaAllah I’ll purchases a copy when able 💕.

      • Great. I just didnt want to assume you would purchase especially being that I am asking you for a review. This is all new to me. Thank you for your support.

  13. AsSalamuAlaikum, thank you for doing this!! I just read your comment about not accepting free books from authors. Completely understandable. Ma shaa Allah, that makes for an honest and genuine review. If you ever can, please check out Hold Tight, My Loves…We All Need Reminding by Umm Hayaa currently available on Amazon. I would love to get a review, in shaa Allah.

  14. Fasting and Dates (A Ramadan and Eid-ul-Fitr Story) by Jonny Zucker. It’s a quick read. I recommend borrowing rather than buying it. I’m reading all the kids fiction and nonfiction islam related books I can get through my public library. I can even put holds on books at other branches in my county and have them sent to any branch in their system. That’s very helpful.

  15. As Salaamu alaikum
    Just checking to see whether you received an ARC from Kube Publishers concerning my new novel, Majdi Mansoor and the Book of Miracles by Anisa Bezak. Really looking forward to your review! Jazak’Allahu khair.

  16. Hello, I recommend ‘The Bloody Ingrate’ by Sylvanus Bedzrah for your reading and review.
    Let me just say it was a pleasure to read your review of ‘The Kaya Girl’ by Mamle Wolo. It’s a book I thoroughly enjoyed reading myself. The other book I’m recommending is also written by a Ghanaian author and has a dear Muslim character named Samira whom I love with my whole heart. Oh, I should very much like to read your review of the story, I’m excitedly looking forward to it. I’ll give nothing else away now. Bye

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