Ramadan Books

8 Ramadan Books Your Children Will Love + Free Activities

Reading Ramadan books is a great way to get your children EXCITED about one of the most blessed months of the year. And Alhamdulillah (all thanks to God), many authors believe so too, and have written colourful children’s books with enjoyable storylines.

Here are our favourite Ramadan books, with some discussion questions and fun activities that can go along with them.

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Ramadan books

>> All ages

1- Ramadan Around the World

Ramadan Around the World

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This is an amazing book with beautiful illustrations and catchy lines, depicting how Muslims around the world celebrate Ramadan. This is a good read if you have children of very different ages.

From one continent to another, this book also depicts one of Islam’s important messages, the message of equality between races.

Discussion questions and activities:

1) Discuss with your children how your family celebrates Ramadan and compare it with how family and friends from different cultures celebrate it.

2) Discuss the message of equality and brotherhood in Islam. Use the book to demonstrate the beauty of diversity and its effects on strengthening the Muslim community.

“O humanity! Indeed, We created you from a male and a female, and made you into peoples and tribes so that you may ˹get to˺ know one another. Surely the most noble of you in the sight of Allah is the most righteous among you. Allah is truly All-Knowing, All-Aware.”
Quran 49:13

3) Prepare a dish from your culture and share it with your family, friends, and neighbours. Share with them what is Ramadan and how your family celebrates this blessed month.

>>Ages 4-7

2- My First Ramadan

My First Ramadan

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An informative read that is suitable for your young ones, especially if it is their first time fasting. It takes you through a child’s first experience with fasting Ramadan, told in simple language and lovely illustrations.

Discussion questions and activities:

1) Discuss with your child why are they excited to fast their first Ramadan and what is their plan to accomplish their goal.

You can offer your child to start fasting only for a portion of the day as a means to build the habit.

You can also offer them a reward as a means of encouragement.

In this blog post, we discuss in more detail how you can have an exciting goal-setting activity with your child. Check out the 4th activity mentioned.

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2) Draw a picture of the sky on the first Ramadan night.

3- It’s Ramadan: Curious George

Curious George Ramadan

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An engaging book with beautiful rhymes that depicts how two friends, Kareem and George, are helping one another fast and are enjoying the special moments of Ramadan together.

Discussion questions and activities:

1) Discuss what can your children do as a family to help one another fast.

Use examples of situations that happened between your children. Perhaps advise them to remind one another when they are fasting about the rewards, or if a younger sibling is not fasting to try not to eat in front of his or her older sibling.

“…Cooperate with one another in goodness and righteousness, and do not cooperate in sin and transgression. And be mindful of Allah. Surely Allah is severe in punishment.”
Quran 5:2

2) Prepare a food basket to donate to a homeless shelter or a local food drive.

Want to have a bigger impact?

Why not organize a food drive with your family and friends. Collect non-perishable food items and donate them to a homeless or a women’s shelter.

4- Hassan and Aneesa Love Ramadan


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The story of two young siblings excited about Ramadan and how they did good deeds even though they were too young to fast. A very warm book demonstrating how a Muslim family is working as a unit to do good deeds in this blessed month.

Discussion questions and activities:

1) Discuss what are some of the good deeds we can do in Ramadan, whether we are fasting or not.

Use the “a good deed every day” challenge in our FREE Ramadan Booklet to give your children some ideas.

2) Create a Sadaqah jar and decide in your next family time what charity cause you will be donating the funds to.

Try to also brainstorm ideas of how you can collect funds for the cause. Perhaps selling some baked goods to the neighbours or doing a garage sale.

5- The Gift of Ramadan

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A lovely book showing the struggle of a young girl’s first day in fasting and learning that she still can get the reward of fasting by helping others break their fast.

Discussion questions and activities:

1 ) Discuss with your children whether they think fasting is hard. Why so?

You can then talk about the immense rewards of fasting.

The Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) said, “Whoever fasts the month of Ramadan due to faith and seeking reward, his previous sins will be forgiven. Whoever stands in prayer during the Night of Decree due to faith and seeking reward, his previous sins will be forgiven.”

2) Discuss with your children the reward of the one who feeds the fasting and accompany this by allowing your children to help out in the planning and preparation of Iftar.

Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) said, “Whoever provides the food for a fasting person to break his fast with, then for him is the same reward as his (the fasting person’s), without anything being diminished from the reward of the fasting person.”

6- Ramadan Joy

Ramadan Joy

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A very different children’s book, teaching the same beautiful message about the blessed month of Ramadan but for your superhero, action-loving child. Ilyas and Duck are saving the day, by protecting their village from Mister Mean, a Ramadan-hating villain.

Discussion questions and activities:

1 ) Discuss with your children what are some bad deeds we should stay away from in Ramadan and what can we do if we fall into them by mistake.

2) What do you think was in the M Corp Eid “not-so-goodie” bag? Draw a picture to show M Corp’s goodie bag and its contents.

Ramadan Books suitable for ages 7+

7- Lailah’s Lunchbox

Lailah's Lunchbox

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A well-written story of a young child’s struggle, Lailah, of becoming comfortable with her identity as a muslim and as a minority in her classroom, on top of fasting for the very first time. An empowering story, especially if your children are attending non-islamic schools.

Discussion questions and activities:

1 ) Discuss with your children what are some of the difficulties they are having when fasting while having other classmates or friends that are not.

2) Write a letter or an email to your non-muslim teacher, neighbour, or friend telling them about Ramadan and how important it is to Muslims.

8- Who will help me make iftar?

Who will help me make iftar?

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This is a charming story of an old couple’s tradition of making iftar for their family and friends on the first day of Ramadan. It depicts an excellent example of generosity and seeking reward only from God.

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Discussion questions and activities:

1 ) Discuss with your children what are some of your family traditions during Ramadan.

2) Compare your Ramadan traditions with the traditions of other family members and friends. Are there any traditions you would like to implement in your family? Do these traditions fall under the teachings of the Qur’an and the prophet Muhammad, peace and blessings upon him?

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