Children books by Muslim authors 

Who else wishes they had a ton of books written by Muslims when they were young? So happy for this new generation who will have a the chance to read such great books!I honestly don’t remember reading or owning any children books written by Muslim authors or who had Muslim characters. 

I recently put this photo on my Facebook account and got tons of interest so I want to do a giveaway! So easy to enter:

1- like my new Facebook page. Click here

2-comment on the giveaway post which book you would like to win 

3- tag a friend who would also be interested in winning a book!
Anyone can enter but must reside in the US. I’ll choose a winner at the end of the week

Here are the titles of the books:


  • Ilyas and Duck: fantastic festival by Omar Khawaja 
  • Lailah’s Lunchbox by Reem Faruqi
  • The Magic Words by Lisha Azad
  • The Apple Tree by Mariam Alkalby
  • Jariya Jar by Aisha Mohammed
  • Bismillah Soup by Asma Hussein
  • Yasmine’s Belly Button by Asma Hussein
  • Adventures with Yousef by Dana SK 
  • Noor Kids discover their blessings 
  • Princess Sayana’s Pen by Zainab Merchant
  • How Big is Allah (in Arabic) by Emma Apple

I pan on doing indiviual reviews for some of  these books as well! 


Eid “goody” boxes for preschool

My daughter attends a preschool (not Islamic) and I wanted her to feel excited about celebrating Eid. I also wanted her to understand the value of giving and sharing, especially during Eid. I asked her teacher if we can share some goodies with the classroom. She even asked me to come in and talk about Eid Al-Adha. So here is what I came up with:

  • The boxes are from YAHsss. They are very easy to assemble and I got white and gold. The items fit perfectly inside!
  • I put in a lollipop by Yumearth
  • Playdoh
  • Thestickystation was kind enough to customize stickers! I was most excited about this item. I love the diversity shown, the globe, and the Eid Mubarak. She was great to work with. Check out her Etsy shop here. 
  • Cute cupcake toppers by Noahscraps 
  • Eid Mubarak Balloon by MuslimToysandDollsCo


The finished look:

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I wanted to give something small and simple for the teachers too.

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I also added a little poem inside the boxes so the parents understand why their kids are bringing home. Here’s what I came up with:

Hello! My name is Aminah

and I celebrated Eid Al-Adha

this past weekend with friends and the fam.

It’s a reminder of prophet Abraham.

It is a holiday I celebrated

and I played and prayed

It’s about sharing and charity

so here’s a treat for you and me!

I read Noor Kids Discover Their Blessings (just the Eid part) to the class. The kids loved the book and we talked about different types of holidays they celebrated.

How did you celebrate Eid with your children’s classroom?