Islamic Summer Reading












Maybe your children need a little more incentive to read than your local library’s summer reading program. Or maybe you want to expand their Islamic and cultural awareness over the summer, when there a fewer influences from classmates. Either way, summer reading programs are proven to be an efficient, fun way to pickup where school leaves off.

1. Find a Great Read

Jannah’s List has an extensive list to choose from (see the reading list below), but feel free to add your own!

2. Keep Track!

Log the minutes your child spends reading as each member of the family may have different reading levels. Don’t forget to have your child set their own reading challenge for the summer!

3. Earn Rewards in Weekly Challenges

Set individual goals for your child with a simple gold star sticker chart of one of these downloadable charts. At the end of each week, reward your child with a small wrapped gift. These do not need to be expensive, but something special to praise all their hard work.

4. Share Your List!

Put together a list of titles you liked to share with others and swap books.

2013 Summer Challenge Book List

Age 0-5

Islamic Summer Reading List








The Sandwich Swap

Night of the Moon

An Eid for Everyone

Aisha the Indian Princess

Under the Ramadan Moon








Allah to Z: An Islamic Alphabet Book

I Can Pray Anywhere!

What Do We Say? A Guide to Islamic Manners

My First Ramadan

Jameela’s Great Idea

Kids of the Ummah

Islamic Summer Reading List







We’re Off to Make ‘Umrah

The Apple Tree

Noor Kids

Don’t Forget to Say Bismillah

Children’s Stories from the Quran

Umar’s Magic Oven

Age 6-10

Islamic Summer Reading List







Ramadan Moon

Stories of the Prophets in the Holy Qur’an

The Name Jar

Whoever You Are

Islamic Summer Reading List






What Does a Muslim Look Like?

The Librarian of Basra

Nasreen’s Secret School: A True Story from Afghanistan

Four Feet, Two Sandals

Traveling Man: The Journey of Ibn Battuta

My Name is Bilal

Day of Ahmed’s Secret

Khadija Goes to School

Islamic Summer Reading List







One Green Apple

Big Red Lollipop

Sitti’s Secret

Age 10+







The Grand Mosque of Paris: A Story of How Muslims Rescued Jews During the Holocaust

1001 Inventions and Awesome Facts Muslim Civilization

Extraordinary Women from the Muslim World

Does My Head Look Big in This?

The American Muslim Teenager’s handbook









The Genius of Islam: How Muslims Made the Modern World

Through a Mud Wall

Shooting Kabul

 The Garden of My Imaan









How Mohammed Saved Miss Liberty

Ask Me No Questions

Tasting the Sky: A Palestinian Childhood

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