Reading Lists for Muslim Children Ages 3-5
Remember to explore these books with your child, engaging in discussions about the stories and the values they convey.
Here’s a diverse and engaging reading list for Muslim children ages 3-5 that introduces Islamic values, traditions, and cultural diversity:
1. “Golden Domes and Silver Lanterns: A Muslim Book of Colors” by Hena Khan
This beautifully illustrated book introduces colors through vibrant Islamic elements, such as golden domes and silver lanterns, while highlighting the diversity of Muslim cultures.
2. “My First Ramadan” by Karen Katz
Follow a young Muslim child as they experience the joy of Ramadan with family and friends, learning about fasting, prayer, and the spirit of giving during this special month.
3. “The Best Eid Ever” by Asma Mobin-Uddin
Join Aneesa as she prepares to celebrate Eid and learns the true meaning of giving, gratitude, and community during this festive occasion.
4. “Nabeel’s New Pants: An Eid Tale” by Fawzia Gilani-Williams
Follow Nabeel’s adventure as he searches for new pants to wear on Eid, discovering the importance of selflessness and generosity along the way.
5. “The Proudest Blue: A Story of Hijab and Family” by Ibtihaj Muhammad and S.K. Ali
Explore the significance of wearing the hijab through the eyes of two sisters as they face the first day of school and learn the value of self-confidence and resilience.
6. “Under the Ramadan Moon” by Sylvia Whitman
Experience the sights and sounds of Ramadan as a diverse group of Muslim families come together to celebrate the blessed month.
7. “Who Will Help Me Make Iftar?” by Asmaa Hussein
Join Ameera as she seeks help from her friends to make iftar (breaking the fast) during Ramadan, promoting themes of teamwork and compassion.
8. “Let’s Pray Like the Prophet Muhammad” by Yasmin Ibrahim
Introduce young readers to the basics of prayer (salah) in Islam through simple, relatable text and colorful illustrations.
9. “Zaydo Potato: Allah Loves Me” by Randa Taftaf
Join Zaydo Potato on his journey of understanding Allah’s love and kindness in everyday life.
10. “Ilyas & Duck and the Fantastic Festival of Eid-al-Fitr” by Omar S. Khawaja
Enjoy a delightful adventure with Ilyas and his best friend, Duck, as they learn about Eid and the importance of gratitude and family.
Remember to explore these books with your child, engaging in discussions about the stories and the values they convey. Reading is a wonderful way to introduce children to the rich cultural and spiritual aspects of Islam while nurturing their love for reading and learning.