Here is a list of some of the new Islamic fiction books out now for children ages 5 to 11. I’ve haven’t read these as yet but based on other books I’ve read by the same authors that were well written and are well-known, I thought I’d share the following new books with you.
Ibrahim Khan and the Mystery of the Haunted Lake by Farheen Khan (The Islamic Foundation, UK). This is the second book in the short-novel mystery series featuring Ibrahim Khan, the young detective. Children, especially boys, would enjoy this book. For readers ages 7 to 10.
Cinderella. An Islamic Tale by Fawzia Gilani (The Islamic Foundation, UK). “Follow the trials and tribulations of the sweet, gentle and pious Zahra when her parents die and she is left with an uncaring stepmother.” (source) A picture book featuring an Islamic version of the classic fairy tale, Cinderella. For readers ages 5-9.
Hafsah! by Umm An-Nu’man (Darussalam) is another picture book from the author of Hudayafh Learns about Allah and The Du’a of Faizah. Hafsah is about start preschool. Unsure that she would fit in, she decides that she wants her mom to be her teacher. A book introducing the concept of home-schooling to young children. Reading Level: ages 5-8; Interest Level: ages 3-6.
The Adventures of Ahmad Deen and Layla Deen: The Deen Family Omnibus by Yahiya Emerick (CreateSpace) is a collection of four stories in one. These books are not new but having them in one certainly is! A great opportunity for parents, teachers and librarians to add these great mystery/adventure stories to the their collections. For readers ages 9 – 11.