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Muslim Kids Book Nook

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Always on an endless search for faith-based books that captivate the hearts and minds of little Muslims. Through our detailed book reviews, parents will have the opportunity to make informed decisions when investing in their child's bookshelf.

Choosing Muslim Books

1. Authentic Islamic Content

Does the story include Islamic lessons based on Qur'an or authentic narrated hadith from the Prophet (saws)? How important is this at a young age for kids? I feel it eliminates confusion from day one and paints a clear picture of what the basics of Islam actually teach.

2. Muslim Characters

Is the protagonist Muslim and are they shown to be visibly Muslim in the illustrations? This is especially important as a reflection of their Muslim identity.

3. Important Message

If there is no direct Islamic lesson, what positive message is the book promoting? And is that message actually encouraged by Islamic values in some way?

4. Captivating Story

Is the story written in a way that engages and grabs the attention of the reader (parent) and the listener (kids)? This is the difference between reading the story once and forgetting about it and having the book become part of your regular bed time routine. For example, there are so many kids books that do injustice to stories of the prophets; they are either flat in tone, or too wordy or the context is not kid-friendly.

5. Muslim Author

Who is the author? Supporting Muslim authors and their work is essential for them to continue to serve the Muslim community at large. So it is a win-win for the authors and the consumers.

About

Learn more about the history of how this book review project came to be.

Review Blog

Check out the latest book reviews in Muslim Kid Lit. Great resource to help Muslim parents, teachers and librarians choose the right books for their children's spaces.

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Kid Lit Resources

Resources for aspiring Muslim authors to help in their journey of writing and storytelling. Get your journey started with the right experienced coaches in your aim to publish your Muslim story.

Islamic School Resources

A resource specifically catering Islamic schools in the west with a specified list of recommendations.

 

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Sensitivity Reader

This is an opportunity to have your work-in-progress reviewed for honest direction with basic Islamic screening and other developmental processes in children's Muslim Literature.