Our favourite Islamic Childrens Books of 2017 – Top Ten

Following on from our post last year where we shared our favourite Islamic Childrens books of 2016, we decided to share some of our favourites of 2017.

My girls both love reading (in Bee’s case listening to stories while she learns to read) and books are one thing I am happy to have lots of. And I do try to find good books with an Islamic ethos. Alhamdulillah so many Islamic books for children are now coming out and you have a vast choice.

Here are just some of our favourites. Please note this post may contain affiliate links and some books mentioned may be books we were initially sent for review. However they are only in the list as we genuinely like them!

Our favourite Islamic Childrens Books of 2017 – Top Ten

 

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Last year Learning Roots and Razana Noor dominated our list and are still some of our favourite books, but this year we have to mention Zanib Mian who has published some amazing books alhamdulillah.

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Migo & Ali Love for the Prophets

Migo and Ali Love for the Prophets

Author: Zanib Mian
Illustrator: Tugrul Karacan
Publisher: Muslim Children’s Books
Hardback
RRP: £14.00

This delightful hardback book contains vibrantly illustrated stories of the prophets, from Adam (as) to Muhammad (saw). These stories are concise, and told in engaging, child-friendly language. A delightful question and answer session after each story is also unique in its style, depicted as a conversation between the two lovable characters. Ali pretty much asks Migo the questions that will be on your child’s mind.

You can read my review: Migo & Ali Love for the Prophets

Available to purchase from Amazon: Migo and Ali: Love for the Prophets

 

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30 Hadith for Kids

30 Hadith for Kids

Author: Zanib Mian
Age: 5+
Publisher: Muslim Children’s Books
Paperback
RRP: £8.99

The child-friendly explanations, lively design, illustration and section on how they can use the wisdom in their lives, will build a new love for hadith in young hearts In sha Allah!

Available to purchase off Amazon: 30 Hadith for Kids Book.

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The Muslims

The Muslims by Zanib Mian

Author: Zanib Mian
Age: 8-11 years old
RRP: £8.99
Paperback

Omar is a kid with a huge imagination. He knows a thing or two about getting through life as a nine year old Muslim in Britain. When Omar’s life is turned upside down, as he moves to a new school and becomes the subject of the class bully’s attention, his imagination goes into overactive mode. He attempts to apply the Islamic teachings his family have equipped him with, to his now very challenging life, with entertaining results!

You can read my review here: The Muslims which includes a discount code of 10% if you wish to purchase the book. Valid until 1st February.

 

Next up in our list are books specifically relating to the Quran.

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My First Book About the Qur’an

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Author: Sara Khan
Illustrator: Ali Lodge
Publisher: Kube Publishing
Age: 0-5
BoardBook
RRP: £4.99

This simple but beautiful book introduces the Qur’an’s main teachings, to care for all creation; to be good to one another; to respect the Prophet’s and the books of God; and to believe in Allah, the One.

Read my full review and details of where to purchase: My First Book about the Qur’an.

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My First Quran StoryBook

My First Quran Storybook

Author: Saniyasnain Khan
Illustrator: Gurmeet
Publisher: Goodwords Books
Ages: 6-12 years
Hard Cover
Price: Around £9.50

Here for young readers and listeners, are all the best treasured stories of the Quran in one beautifully illustrated volume. The stirring and dramatic stories of the great prophets, peoples and nations are unfolded as a family saga, one event leading naturally to the next.

Available to purchase on Amazon: My First Quran: Written by Saniyasnain Khan, 2007 Edition, Publisher: Goodword Books [Hardcover]

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Awesome Quran Facts

Awesome Quran Facts

Author: Saniyasnain Khan
Illustrator: Gurmeet
Publisher: GoodWord Books
Age: 7+
Hard Cover
Price: Around £6

Awesome Quran Facts is a collection of hundreds of incredible, heartwarming and inspiring facts about the people, places and events mentioned in the Quran. These interesting facts come with stunning photographs and captivating illustrations.

Available to purchase from Amazon: Awesome Quran Facts for Kids:A Colourful Reference Guide.

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The Quran Explorer for Kids

The Quran Explorer for kids

Author: Saniyasnain Khan
Publisher: GoodWord Books
Age: 7+
Paperback
Price: Around £10

Time will fly by with this amazing story come activity book. The Quran Explorer for Kids is an exciting new way to learn about the Quran. Along with stories, prayers and teachings, this book is also packed with crosswords, jigsaw puzzles, mazes, colouring activities, spot the differences and much more.

Available to purchase on Amazon: The Quran Explorer For Kids

 

The final 3 books are factual books we love.

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Khadijah: Mother of History’s Greatest Nation

Khadijah Mother of Historys Greatest Nation

 

Author: Fatima Barkatulla
Publisher: Learning Roots
Age: 9+
Hardback
RRP: £14.99

You have another mother. You’ve never seen her. You’ve never heard her voice. You’ve never perhaps even thought of her as your mother. But she is your mother nonetheless. And if you get to Jannah, your mother will there, waiting to meet you. Her name is Khadijah (RA). She was the first wife of the Prophet Muhammad (S), the first to believe in his message and the first mother of the greatest nation history has ever seen. This book immerses you in Khadijah’s legendary story.

You can purchase the book via Learning Roots: Click here.

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Stories of the Prophets

Stories of the Prophets

Publisher: Learning Roots
Age: 4+
Hardback
RRP: £29.99

The stories of Adam, Nuh, Ibrahim, Musa and ‘Eesa (may peace be upon them all) are available as a multi-pack set of five books. The books contain stories suitable for children aged 4+ and can be read independently by children aged 6+. Each book also contains a set of exercises that explore your child’s understanding of each chapter.

You can read my review and watch a video about the books in my post: Stories of the Prophets.

Available to purchase from Learning Roots: Click here

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Young Explorers’ Adventures in Makkah

Young explorers Adventures in Makkah

Author: Abu Zaynah

Publisher: Islamopedia
Age: Author states all ages..however as there is a lot of factual, detailed information I feel this is more appropriate for the older children.
Paperback
Price around £10

Zaynah, Maryam and Ali are three young explorers. Together with their guide, uncle Hamza, they explore Makkah, Islam’s holiest city. They take young readers on an exciting journey, revealing lands and places that were an essential part of the development and history of Islam. Join Zaynah, Maryam and Ali on this revealing journey and find out for yourself about the hidden gems that lie within.

Available to purchase from Amazon: Young Explorers’ Adventures in Makkah.


Want to find more books for both adults and children? Some other bloggers have been sharing their favourites too. Have a read!

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Our Amanahs Our Future  Top Books of 2017

The Bookish Nomad – Books that Made My 2017 a Fantastic Year

Umm Afraz Ahmed – Top 10 Books of my 2017 Reading List

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12 Comments

  1. Carla@ouramanahsourfutures
    January 15, 2018 / 9:10 am

    I want to read all of Zainab Mian’s books. we love our Migo and Ali. And Ive heard such good things about The Khadija book. It will fall into my hands one day Inshallah.

  2. January 15, 2018 / 7:18 pm

    Alhumdollilah it is such a pleasure to see so many islamic books for kids out there now. When my older neph and nieces were young we could never find anything Islamic apart from a few odd books. I got Migo and Ali for my young niece who is 4 and her dad’s been reading to it. Alhumdollilah she enjoys it a lot!

  3. January 15, 2018 / 9:48 pm

    What a great list of books! We have nearly half on our bookshelf – will have to look into the others too, thanks for sharing! 🙂

  4. January 16, 2018 / 7:54 am

    Thank you so much for compiling this list of books.I have two kids and I keep on searching for good muslim books for my kids to read. Jazaki Allah

  5. January 16, 2018 / 10:31 am

    WOW!
    I must say this is an impressive list.
    I am going to save this for when my boy is a little older.
    Thank you.

  6. January 16, 2018 / 10:43 am

    Mashaallah all the books look amazing…I’d love to read all of them.

  7. January 16, 2018 / 12:35 pm

    We have got some of these books at home too, and we have got some others from our library. Learning Roots’ Khadijah looks empowering. Insha Allah hope we get them here.
    Jazakillahu khairan for sharing 🙂

  8. January 16, 2018 / 1:06 pm

    This is so so so so so so so so so so so COOL! I can’t believe I have never picked up one single Islamic book for children – to find out there are a range of books out there for children is AMAZING! I want a whole bookshelf of books for my children when I get to that stage In sha Allah!

  9. January 16, 2018 / 2:07 pm

    Oh Masha’Allah is that your reading collection? I love reading with the kids, I didn’t realise how much I missed it until I moved to Algeria and had zero books and only a “maktaba” (stationary shop with a few colouring books and comics) passing off as a library I took every advantage I could whenever I came back to London to stock up on books and often visited Regents Park mosque specifically to find some Islamic kids books, we have the Learning Roots books on the prophets and some lovely stories of princess with Islamic morals …. this is a good list of books, I’m jotting them down so i can find them on my next trip insha’Allah

  10. January 16, 2018 / 11:06 pm

    I like looking at your list of books because it tells me what books I can expect at the bookstores in the future. I’m in Australia so if I want to get my hands on a physical book then I’d have to wait until it reaches my shores!

  11. January 17, 2018 / 9:10 am

    This is such an amazing collection of books! Even I would love to read all of them, especially Khadijah: Mother of History’s Greatest Nation.

  12. January 17, 2018 / 4:33 pm

    My First Book About The Quran is also a favourite for us. Hadith for Kids and Migo and Ali look really good too! Those are ones I want to buy for the kids as well.

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