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Muslim Books Published in 2020

We are so excited to see so many talented Muslim authors and Muslim Publishers working so hard to bring our kids amazing resources and books that they can see themselves in.


We are so appreciative of all the hard work that goes into making these books, so we decided to recognize all the amazing titles published this year that we personally read and/or reviewed!


We do recognize that there are many more books out there, but we only share those that we have personally screened Islamically and approved of!

My list is divided by age groups. Swipe to see the pictures of these books!


Check out @muslimkidsbooknook list (Hers is divided by publishers)


Stay tuned Friday for another post detailing and giving extra recognition to our top choices of the year!




First up is the picture book category!


  1. The Arabic Quilt by Aya Khalil and published by Tilbury Publishers

  2. My Brother's Shield by Zahra Patel and published by ilm2amal

  3. Dhul Hijjah Adventures by Mehreen Tariq and Asbah Alaena

  4. Khadija and Cat by Shamsa Ahmed

  5. Let it Go by Naima B. Robert and Mufti Menk, published by Kube Publishing

  6. Omar and Oliver: The Super Eidilicious Recipe by Rumanna Publishing

  7. Go on, Zap Shaytan by Razana Noor and published by Kube Publishing

  8. "Personalized" Perfect Eid by Tasmea Mahmud and published by Wish Upon My Story

  9. What did Allah Create for Me? by Heba Subeh-Hyder and published by Prolance

  10. What Color is My Hijab by Hudda Ibrahim and published by Beaver's Pond Press

  11. My First Muslim Potty Book by Yousfa Janjua and published by Prolance Publishing

  12. The Power of Duaa by Kazima Wajahat

  13. Is My Mom Like Other Moms? by Humera Malik

  14. Your name is a Song by Jamilah Thompkins-Bigelow and published by The Innovation Press

  15. The Green Dinosaur Umbrella by Amina Banawan and published by Ruqaya's Bookshelf

  16. The Most Powerful Night by Ndaa Hassan

  17. Ahmed and the Very Stuck Teapot by Sarah Musa and published by Ruqaya's Bookshelf





The next category is Middle Grade and YA Books:


Early Readers and Chapter Books:


  1. Yasmin: You Can Do it! by Saadia Faruqi and published by Capstone

  2. Sadiq Series by Simon Nuurali and published by Capstone

  3. Isa's First Fast by Hira Rizvi and published by ZairZabrPlay

  4. My Friend the Alien by Zanib Mian and published by Bloomsbury Readers

  5. Eliyas Explains Angels by Zanib Mian and published by Muslim Children's Books

  6. Stuck in the Middle by Sumayah Hussein and published by Ruqaya's Bookshelf

  7. Planet Omar: Unexpected Super Spy by Zanib Mian and published by G.P. Putnam's Books for Young Readers

  8. Planet Omar: Incredible Rescue Mission by Zanib Mian and published by


Middle Grade:


  1. A Thousand Questions by Saadia Faruqi and published by Quill Tree Books

  2. Flying Over Water by NH Senzai and Shannon Hitchcock and published by Scholastic Press

  3. When Stars are Scattered by Victoria Jameson and Omar Mohamed and published by Dial Books

  4. A Place at the Table by Saadia Faruqi and published by Clarion Books

  5. Once Upon a Eid by SK Ali and Aisha Saeed and published by Henry N. Abrams

  6. The Boy at the Back of the Class by Onjali Rauf and published by Yearling


Young Adult:


  1. The Candle and the Flame by Nafiza Azad and published by Scholastic Press

  2. A Place of Refuge by Asmaa Hussein and published by Ruqaya's Bookshelf

  3. That Can be Arranged by Huda Fahmy and published by Andrews McMeel Publishing

  4. The Beauty of Your Face by Sahar Mustafa and published by Legends Press



You can find my individual reviews for each book on my blog website (just type the title in the search box), along with links to buy and prices with each review!


Stay tuned for the post of our top choices among these 2020 books!

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