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NOTE: All call numbers are for the Allen County Public Library, Fort Wayne, Indiana
J Heide, Florence Sami and the Time of the Troubles
A ten-year-old Lebanese boy goes to school, helps his mother with chores, plays with his friends, and lives with his family in a basement shelter when bombings occur and fighting begins on his street.
J PAPERBK Kezzeiz, Ediba The Ramadan Adventure of Fasfoose Mouse
A delightful story of how a young girl explains Ramadan to her new friend, a small mouse called Fasfoose. They enjoy the month of Ramadam together and prepare for the Eid.
J Matthews, Mary Magid Fasts for Ramadan
Magid, an eight-year-old Muslim boy in Cairo, is determined to celebrate Ramadan by fasting, despite the opposition of family members who feel that he is not yet old enough to fast.
J PAPERBK Mir, Shabana Umar and the Bully
Teaches young children to be brave but kind, and to trust in God and ask Him to protect us from everything that is harmful.
J Ward, Caroline Maryam The Meat Eating Vegetarian
"Tasneem is so happy at her new school and with her new friends, Lisa and Yvonne. Suddenly her friends start avoiding her and calling her names. What could possibly have happened and what has it to do with vegetarian dinners and wearing a scarf?"
J016.297 GARCH Garcha, Rajinder The World of Islam in Literature for Youth
Includes titles in biography, fiction and folklore, geography, history and politics, Islamic faith and practice, Nation of Islam, resistance versus terrorism, women in Islam, and other aspects.
J291 BROWN Brown, Alan What I Believe
Introduces Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, Sikhism, Shinto, and Taoism through the eyes of young members of those faiths.
J297 BARNE Barnes, Trevor Islam: Worship, Festivals and Ceremonies from around the World
Islam is practiced by almost one billion Muslims worldwide. World Faiths: Islam covers the life and teachings of the prophet Muhammad, as well as the development and history of Islam, the sacred text of the Koran, and important geographic locations like Mecca and Medina. This beautifully illustrated book also presents the crowning achievements of Islamic art and a fascinating survey of Islamic customs.
J297 Chalfonte, Jessica I Am Muslim
Introduces the fundamentals of Islam through the eyes of a Muslim child living in Detroit.
J297 DICKE Dicker, Katie I Belong to the Muslim Faith
Introduction to the Muslim religion from the perspective of a child belonging to that faith.
J297 HOYT Hoyt-Goldsmith, Diane Celebrating Ramadan
Follow Ibraham's family through the month of praying and fasting until the feast and celebration of Eid al'Fitr that ends Ramadan.
J297 Husain, Shahrukh What Do We Know About Islam?
An illustrated guide to the origins, history, practices, and beliefs of Islam.
J297 KHAN Khan, Rukhsana Muslim Child: Understanding Islam Through Stories and Poems
A collection of stories and poems about Muslim children from a variety of backgrounds, focusing on the celebration of holidays and practices of Islam.
J297 MARSH Marsh, Carole The Here and Now Reproducible Book of What is Islam
In this book, kids will learn about the great and peaceful religion of Islam, its holy book, the Qu'ran, the holy city of Mecca, and the prophet Mohammed. Children will learn how Islam is like other religions and how it's different, how it is practiced, how very few fanatics have affected Islam and the Muslims who practice it. Kids will also learn about Muslims - who they are, where they live, what they wear and why they wear turbans, burqas, and other special clothing, and much more.
J297 MARSH Marsh, Carole What is Islam? Who Are Muslims?
In this reproducible book, "kids will learn about the religion of Islam, its holy book the Qur'an, the city of Mecca, and the prophet Mohammed. Children will learn how Islam is like other religions, how it is different, and how it is practiced." -- back cover
J297 MORRI Morris, Neil The Atlas of Islam
This large-format, beautifully color-illustrated compendium of information for young readers describes one of the world's most widespread religions.
J297 PETRI Petrini, Catherine What Makes Me a Muslim?
Fourteen hundred years ago, Muhammad was visited by an angel bearing messages from God. Those messages became the Muslim faith, now practiced by more than a billion people. This overview touches on history and beliefs, the Five Pillars of Islam, Muslim holy days, and challenges faced by the Muslim community today.
J297 SENKE Senker, Cath Islam
The beginnings of Islam -- The expansion of Islam -- The Mamluks, Mongols, and Ottomans -- Islam on the eve of Western conquest -- Islam under colonial rule -- Independence and Islam.
J297 Tames, Richard Beliefs and Cultures: Muslim
Information about Islamic beliefs; also includes related activities for kids.
J297 TEECE Teece, Geoff Islam
Discusses Islam, which is the main religion in more than sixty countries around the world.
J297 WALLA Wallace, Holly Islam
A boy from New Delhi talks about his faith in the one God, Allah, and its sacred scripture, the Koran. He recalls some of the teachings of Allah's many prophets, including Mohammad.
J297 Wilkinson, Philip Islam
Discover the faith, culture, and history that have shaped the modern Islamic world.
J297.083 BROWN Brown, Tricia Salaam: A Muslim American Boy's Story
"Meet Imran, a young Muslim American boy. He likes to do the same things as most kids his age--play in the park, take karate lessons, and tell jokes with his best friend Trevor."--Inside front cover.
J297.09561 HAWKE Hawker, Frances Islam in Turkey
Islam in Turkey follows Metehan and his sister Ayse during the month of Ramadan. Follow them as Metehan tries fasting for the first time, and find out why Muslims celebrate Ramadan and how they learn about the Qur'an.
J297.1 CONOV Conover, Sarah Ayat Jamilah: Beautiful Signs
Drawing from not only the Qur'an and the traditions of Islamic spirituality, but also from mystical verse and folk tales, this collection of stories gathers traditional stories from the farthest reaches of the Muslim world.
J297.1 Messaoudi, Michele My Mum Is a Wonder
"A young boy's lively account of his mother's wonderful work brings into full view the joy of Muslim family life, with all its warmth, love and focus on pleasing Allah."
J297.122 GANER Ganeri, Anita The Quran and Islam
Explains the history and practices of the religion of Islam, especially as revealed through its sacred book, the Koran.
J297.122 Oppenheim, Shulasmith Levey And the Earth Trembled
An Islamic version of the story of the creation of Adam and Eve.
J297.122 WOODH Woodhall, Ruth Stories of the Prophets in the Holy Quran
J297.18 GANER Ganeri, Anita Islamic Stories
A collection of traditional religious tales.
J297.351 BODDE Bodden, Valerie Mosques
Pyramids were built decades, centuries, or millennia ago, but they still stand. This attractive new title for young readers spotlights architectural marvels of days gone by.
J297.351 KHAN Khan, Aisha What You Will See Inside a Mosque
This book will satisfy kids' curiousity about what goes on in mosques attended by their friends, broadening awareness of other faiths at an important age when opinions and prejudices can first form. This book also provides Muslim children with a deeper understanding of the practices of their own religious tradition.
J297.351 MAQSO Maqsood, Ruqaiyyah Islamic Mosques
What is a mosque? Who works in a mosque? What is the most important mosque in the world? Find out the answers to these and other questions in this fact-filled title.
J297.351 WOOD Wood, Angela Places of Worship: Muslim Mosque
Describes what happens inside a mosque and introduces the Muslim faith.
J297.36 ELMOS El-Moslimany, Ann Paxton Zaki's Ramadhan Fast
Zaki, a young boy, is very happy about his first fast, but then he completely forgets.
J297.36 GREEN Green, Alice Celebrating Id_Ul_Adha: a Muslim Festival
Introduces this Muslim holiday, discussing when it takes place, its history and significance, preparations, its connection with the hajj, how it is celebrated, and the foods that are eaten on it.
J297.36 KATZ Katz, Karen My First Ramadan
Look! There is a new moon in the sky. It's time for Ramadan to begin. Follow along with one young boy as he observes the Muslim holy month with his family. This year, the narrator is finally old enough to fast, and readers of all ages will be interested as he shares his experiences of this special holiday.
J297.36 MOBIN Mobin-Uddin, Asma The Best Eid Holiday Ever
Eid is the Islamic holiday that marks the end of Ramadan. In this story, young Aneesa meets two girls at the prayer hall dressed in ill-fitting clothes and discovers they are refugees. Aneesa comes up with a plan to make this the best Eid ever. Full color.
J297.36 PIROT Pirotta, Saviour Id-ul-Fitr
Give your learners insight into the culture and the traditions of Id-ul-fitr in an engaging format. The key symbols, foods, dress, and religious practices of this lovely holiday are discussed, as well as its historical and contemporary celebrations.
J297.36 SENKE Senker, Cath My Muslim Year
Part of the series "A Year of Religious Festivals".
J297.36 SIEVE Sievert, Terri Ramadan: Islamic Holy Month
"A brief description of what Ramadan is, how it started, and ways people celebrate this cultural holiday"--Publisher.
J297.362 ALOIA Aloian, Molly Ramadan
Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar during which Muslims across the world observe daytime fasting for a whole month. It is believed that it was during this month that the first verses from the Koran were revealed to the Proph
J297.362 HEILI Heiligman, Deborah Celebrate Ramadan and Eid al fitr
Ramadan, the Muslim holy month of fasting, and Eid Al-Fitr, which marks the fast's end, are sacred times for millions throughout the world. This book examines the reasons for the month-long dawn-to-dusk fast and observes some of the wide variety of celebrations at the end of the fast worldwide.
J297.362 JEFFR Jeffrey, Laura Celebrate Ramadan
Discusses the significance of Ramadan, a month-long observance celebrated in the Islamic faith.
J297.362 MCKIS McKissack, Frederick Ramadan: Count and Celebrate!
Kids count from one to ten as they learn about the history and customs of Ramadan.
J297.362 MOBIN Mobin-Uddin, Asma A Party in Ramadan
Ramadan is coming and Leena is excited. Although she is too young to fast each day during the Muslim holy month, she decides to fast on a Friday that her aunt will be visiting...
J297.362 WHITM Whitman, Sylvia Under the Ramadan Moon
Ramadan is one of the most special months of the Islamic year, when Muslims pray, fast, and help those in need. This lyrical story serves as an introduction to Ramadan--a time for reflection and ritual with family and friends.
J297.57 Kibria, Shaila Maariyah's Day
This book deals with a number of significant multi-cultural and religious issues, helping those who may suffer from religious intolerance to better cope with everyday situations while, at the same time, educating those who have never made a special effort to understand the religious significance of certain traditions, practices or clothing.
J297.6 DEMI Demi Muhammad
Introduces Muhammad and the basic tenets of the Islamic faith.
J297.63 SPERL Sperling, Karima The Light of Muhammad
This volume is a children's version of Hajjah Amina Adil's 600-page "The Life of Muhammad," which she compiled from Ottoman and Arabic sources. Here simplified, it provides a perfect choice for children for whom the magical and wondrous are still a part of everyday life.
J297.77 Ghazi, Abid U. Teachings of Our Prophet: A Selection of Ahádith for Children
Eighty Ahadith are rendered with Arabic text, transliteration, translation, and explanation of each Hadith.
J305.892 WOLF Wolf, Bernard Coming to America: A Muslim Family's Story
Depicts the joys and hardships experienced by a Muslim family that immigrates to New York City from Alexandria, Egypt, in the hope of making a better life life for themselves.
J394.26 Winchester, Faith Muslim Holidays
Briefly describes the beliefs of Muslims and eight of the special celebrations that are part of the Islamic faith.
J709.1767 TOOR Toor, Atif Islamic Culture
This book follows most state Social Studies standards, prepares students for high stakes testing, is high-interest, and addresses curriculum-related subject areas.
J910.92 Rumford, James Traveling Man: The Journey of Ibn Battuta, 1325-1354
In the 14th century, an age when most believed the world to be flat, explorer Ibn Battuta made an incredible journey from Morocco to China, from the steppes of Russia to the shores of Tanzania, traveling around 75,000 miles. This retelling of Battuta's story includes ancient Arab maps and Arabic calligraphy.
JB SA31S Stanley, Diane Saladin: Noble Prince of Islam
Forty years before Saladin's birth, the hordes of the First Crusade conquered the divided factions of his native land. In time, Saladin was destined to become a great leader, a man with the courage and vision to unite his people against the invaders.
JE AKTAR Aktar, Nasreen Samira's Eid
The Ramadan fast is over and now it is time for prayers and presents. But what is the story that the surprise visitor has to tell?
JE Barker, Carol A Prince of Islam
Simple text and illustrations describe the childhood and training of a young boy whose father is Caliph of the Muslim Empire in the ninth century.
JE BUNTI Bunting, Eve One Green Apple
While on a school field trip to an orchard to make cider, a young immigrant named Farah gains self-confidence when the green apple she picks perfectly complements the other students' red apples.
JE GILAN Gilani-Williams, Fawzia Nabeel's New Pants: An Eid Tale
While buying gifts for his family to wear to the mosque on Eid a shoemaker is persuaded to get new pants for himself, but the only pair available is too long and no one seems to have time to shorten them.
JE Heide, Florence House of Wisdom
Ishaq, the son of the chief translator to the Caliph of ancient Baghdad, travels the world in search of precious books and manuscripts and brings them back to the great library known as the House of Wisdom.
JE JALAL Jalali, Reza Moon Watchers: Shirin's Ramadan Miracle
Nine-year-old Shirin wants to join her family and other Muslims in fasting for Ramadan but is told she is too young, and so she seeks other ways to participate.
JE JUNGM Jungman, Ann The Most Magnificent Mosque
JE KHAN Khan, Hena Night of the Moon
Yasmeen, a seven-year-old Pakistani-American girl, celebrates the Muslim holidays of Ramadan, 'The Night of the Moon' (Chaand Raat), and Eid. With lush illustrations that evoke Islamic art, this beautiful story offers a window into modern Muslim culture - and into the ancient roots from within its traditions have grown.
JE Kyuchukov, Hristo My Name Was Hussein
When an army invades a village, a Muslim boy and his family are forced to take Christian names.
JE Lewin, Ted Storytellers
Abdul and Grandfather pass through the streets of Fez, Morocco, and stop at an old gate, where Grandfather performs as a storyteller.
JE Matze, Claire Sidhom Stars in My Geddoh's Sky
Alex's Arabic-speaking grandfather comes to visit the United States, and Alex learns about his grandfather's Middle Eastern homeland.
JE MOBIN Mobin-Uddin, Asma My Name is Bilal
When Bilal and his sister transfer to a school where they are the only Muslims, they must learn how to fit in while staying true to their beliefs and heritage.


CD JZM ISLA AIA M 02 Islam, Yusuf "A" is for Allah
Introduces Islam using the letters of the Arabic alphabet
CD JZM SAAD WAM N 00 Saadeh, Noor We Are Muslims
Songs: We are Muslims -- The creator -- Little star -- Stand up for Islam -- Holy Qur'an -- Say shahada -- Wudu -- Five pillars -- The messenger -- Muhammad -- Hajj -- Love Allah -- Allah is everywhere.
CD JZS SAAD QFL N 00 Saadeh, Noor Qur'an for Little Muslims
Presents children's stories and recitations in English with Arabic translations, adapted from the Koran.
DVD J200 RELIG Religions of the World
Ten 15-minute animated films introduce Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Islam, Judaism, Sikhism and Sufism with easily accessible stories from the world's literary, musical and religious heritages.
DVD J297.362 RAMAD Fabian, Rhonda Ramadan
Children experience the beauty of the month-long religious observance as they construct their own Ramadan diorama and hear the exotic sounds of live Islamic and Middle Eastern music. They discover the religious significance of song and prayer, as well as the principles and traditions that mark the holiest of the Islamic days.


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