Ramadan Around the World, by Ndaa Hassan

Ramadan Around the World Book Review

Title: Ramadan Around The World
Author: Ndaa Hassan
Genre: Children’s Fiction
Illustrator: Azra Momin
Publisher: Ndaa Hassan
Released: 2018
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 40
Source: I had won a hard copy from My Little Ruhm in a giveaway held in Instagram.
Rating: 5/5
Links: Amazon | GoodReads | Official Website

Join the Ramadan Moon as it travels the world to visit children and their families observing Ramadan. Ramadan Around The World showcases how various cultures celebrate the Islamic holiday. The purpose of this book is to illustrate the diversity of the global Muslim community. Children of various nationalities and abilities are represented throughout the book. Families of diverse sizes and demographics have also been equally represented. This book is an adventurous read for children and useful as an educational tool for educators.

Bilal is hearing-impaired.
His Mom signs to him, “Alhumdulillah!”
“Thanks be to God, Ramadan is here!”
– Ramadan Around The World, Ndaa Hassan

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Bedtime Sunnahs by Alia G. Dada

Bedtime Sunnahs Book Review

Title: Bedtime Sunnahs: Emulating the Prophet one night at a time
Author: Alia G. Dada
Genre: Children’s Book
Illustrator: Robin Boyer
Publisher: Prolance
Released: 2018
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 26
Source: I received a soft copy from Prolance in exchange for an unbiased and honest review.
Rating: 3.7/5
Purchase: Amazon | GoodReads | Prolance

This rhyming book outlines several nighttime Islamic practices for kids – and even adults – to implement before going to bed. Fostering a love for the Prophet’s Sunnah, as well as teaching children to practice good deeds consistently. Also includes references to associated hadiths, an explanation of Islamic terminology, and additional advanced practices.

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Loudmouth Line and Decent Dot, by Nayera Salam

Loudmouth Line & Decent Dot Book Review

Title: Loudmouth Line and Decent Dot
Author: Nayera Salam
Genre: Children’s Book (4-6)
Series: Kids Books by Nayera (Book 6)
Illustrator: Lamya Sharaby
Publisher: Prolance
Released: December 2019
Format: Paperback
Pages: 50
Source: I received a soft copy from the publisher in exchange for an unbiased and honest review.
Rating: 3.5/5
Links: Amazon | Prolance

Loudmouth Line makes fun of humble Decent Dot. Great danger! The entire Legendary Land of Pages could disappear, along with all its inhabitants, because of Line’s foolishness. From beginning to end, children and adults will be intrigued by the book’s message, the enchanting creatures, and the vivid imagery. Plus fun activities! Book’s message: Wonderful things can happen when we work together!

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It’s Jummah Day, by Devina Aisha Sharma and Roger Ibn Tyrone

 

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Title: It’s Jummah Day
Author: Devina Aisha Sharma and Roger Ibn Tyrone
Genre: Children’s Book
Illustrator: Roger Ibn Tyrone
Publisher: Minaret Mountain Books
Released: 2019
Format: Paperback
Pages: 62
Source: I received a paperback from the publisher in exchange for an unbiased and honest review.
Rating: 5/5
Links: Purchase | Facebook | Instagram

A slice of life poem about two boys enjoying their favourite day of the week Jummah Day! Join these two brothers on their day following the sunnah of our Prophet Muhammad (saw) and travelling with their father to the masjid. Teach your kids about the value of going to Friday prayer and how it becomes a special family day for Muslims around the world. Read it to them on a Thursday night after Surah Yasin and get them excited about going to the Masjid!

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The Butterfly Refugee, by Roger Ibn Tyrone

The Butterfly Refugee Book Review

Title: The Butterfly Refugee
Author:  Roger Ibn Tyrone
Genre: Children’s Book
Illustrator: Roger Ibn Tyrone
Publisher: Minaret Mountain Books
Released: 2019
Format: Paperback
Pages: 34
Source: I received a paperback from the publisher in exchange for an unbiased and honest review.
Rating: 5/5
Links: Purchase | Facebook | Instagram

A poetic narrative following the journey of a little girl seeking refuge.
An inspirational story of keeping hope alive even through the hard times.
With an unknown future we never know the blessings yet to come around the corner.

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Amina’s Voice, by Hena Khan

Amina's Voice Book Review
Title: Amina’s Voice
Author: Hena Khan
Genre: Middle Grade/Juvenile Fiction
Publisher: Salaam Reads
Released: March 2017
Format: Hardcover, Paperback, Kindle
Pages: 208
Source: I borrowed a copy from Abu Dhabi Children’s Library.
Rating: 3/5
Purchase: Amazon | GoodReads
Amina has never been comfortable in the spotlight. She is happy just hanging out with her best friend, Soojin. Except now that she’s in middle school everything feels different. Soojin is suddenly hanging out with Emily, one of the “cool” girls in the class, and even talking about changing her name to something more “American.” Does Amina need to start changing too? Or hiding who she is to fit in? While Amina grapples with these questions, she is devastated when her local mosque is vandalized.
Amina’s Voice brings to life the joys and challenges of a young Pakistani American and highlights the many ways in which one girl’s voice can help bring a diverse community together to love and support each other.

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Sadiq and the Desert Star | Sadiq and the Green Thumbs | Authored by Siman Nuurali

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Title: Sadiq and the Desert Star
Author: Siman Nuurali
Genre: Children’s Book (6-9)
Illustrator: Anjan Sarkar
Series: Sadiq
Publisher: Picture Windows Book, a Capstone Imprint
Released: August 2019
Formats: Hardcover, Paperback, Kindle
Pages: 64
Source: I was gifted a soft copy from Capstone Publishing to review for the #ReadYourWorld Multicultural Children’s Book Day event.
Rating: 5/5
When Sadiq’s father leaves on a business trip, he worries he’ll miss his baba too much. But Baba has a story for Sadiq: the story of the Desert Star. Learning about Baba’s passion for the stars sparks Sadiq’s interest in outer space. But can Sadiq find others who are willing to help him start the space club of his dreams?

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Meet Yasmin! | Yasmin in Charge | Authored by Saadia Faruqi

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Title: Meet Yasmin!
Author: Saadia Faruqi
Genre: Children’s Book (5-8)
Illustrator: Hatem Aly
Series: Yasmin
Publisher: Picture Windows Book, a Capstone Imprint
Released: August 2018
Formats: Paperback, Kindle
Pages: 96
Source: I was gifted a soft copy from Capstone Publishing to review for the #ReadYourWorld Multicultural Children’s Book Day event.
Rating: 5/5
Meet Yasmin! Yasmin is a spirited second-grader who’s always on the lookout for those “aha” moments to help her solve life’s little problems. Taking inspiration from her surroundings and her big imagination, she boldly faces any situation, assuming her imagination doesn’t get too big, of course! A creative thinker and curious explorer, Yasmin and her multi-generational Pakistani American family will delight and inspire readers.

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Clear the Path: A Rhyme Book on Manners for Little Muslims, by Hosai Mojaddidi

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Title: Clear the Path: A Rhyme Book on Manners for Little Muslims
Genre: Children’s Book
Illustrator: Teresa Abboud
Publisher: Prolance
Released: 2017
Format: Paperback
Pages: 26
Purchase: Amazon | GoodReads | Prolance
Source: I received a soft copy from the publisher in exchange for an unbiased and honest review.
Rating: 4/5
An integral part of every Muslim household and Islamic school classroom is teaching children proper adab (etiquette). Clear the Path: A Rhyme Book on Manners for Little Muslims is a fun and simple collection of rhymes with colorful and relatable illustrations to help parents and educators teach their children and students the basics of Islamic etiquette in private and public spaces.
Inspired by nearly forty sound hadiths (narrations), all of which are included in the reference section, this book not only provides practical lessons in Islamic etiquette, but also serves as a valuable resource of essential hadiths every Muslim should know.

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