This week, we’ve put together a list of some of our best books for 8-13 year olds. These books are an excellent way for our younger readers to enjoy stories that they can relate to and learn from. Don’t forget to let us know what you think of them!
I Wonder About The Prophet by Ozkan Oze
Have you ever wondered what the Prophet Muhammad believed before he became a prophet, why he is so important or why he is praised so often? You might wonder how he treated animals and children or if he performed miracles. All of these questions, and many more, are explored inside.
The I Wonder series give young readers answers to the BIG questions they have about Islam in brilliant little books. Written in a friendly and accessible style for today’s youth, these are essential companions for questioning young minds.
The Hijab Boutique by Michelle Khan
Farah enjoyed her private girls school until the day an assignment to bring in something representing her mother to talk about for International Woman’s Day. Compared to her friends’ glamorous actress and tap-dancing mothers, what can her modest, humble mother have that is worth sharing with her classmates? To her surprise, her mother was quite a business woman!
The Hijab Boutique is a wonderful book that will appeal to young readers
The Great Race to Sycamore Street by J. Samia Mair
This topsy-turvy adventure on Sycamore Street sees brother and sister Hude and Amani arrive in the country with one thought: it was going to be long, boring summer. They couldn’t be more wrong. With Grandma Hana’s new neighbour planning to pull down her prized peach tree and a gang, led by archer Bobby, marshalling the local lake, Hude and Amani have a hard time getting any peace.
In this warm and comical story, find out how, under the watchful eyes of Grandma Hana, Hude and Amani plan to save the peach tree and beat Bobby at his own game before leaving Sycamore Street behind.
The Colour Blind Boy by Mohammed Yaseen
Abdullah has just moved to a new school. As a newcomer, he find himself victim of gang who starts bullying him. Help comes from an unexpected quarters, a new friendship is struck between Abdullah and his friend, together they confront the bullies and the friendship is developed in its true Islamic Meaning.
The Muslim All Stars: Helping the Polonskys by Khaleel Muhammad
Mr Polonsky, an angry old man, is desperate for help. His house is a mess and it needs cleaning before his wife returns home from a major operation. As a last resort he puts an advert in a local shop. A group of Muslim children come together to clean-up, but with time running out and a bigger mess than they had imagined … can they succeed?
Khaleel Muhammad is a well-known singer of nasheeds (Islamic songs). He has also written and produced his own successful audio adventure, The Adventures of Hakim. This is his first children’s book.
The Quran in plain English: Part 30 with Surah al Fatihah
This newly revised, compact edition of the chapters of the Holy Quran that are most often memorized features an improved layout and font for easier reading, and is an ideal starter for children and teens. Rendered into contemporary, highly readable English with explanatory notes, glossary and a guide to further reading, it is highly recommended for homes, schools, libraries and madrasahs.
Available at http://www.kubepublishing.com/shop/the-quran-in-plain-english-part-30-revised-edition-2009-2/
The Victory Boys: Team Spirit by Jamal Orme
As Shabab Al-Nasr prepare to defend their trophy, in walks Amir, a player good enough to win it on his own! But for all his stunning skills, is he ready to become one of the team? And with Ibrahim battling jealousy and low self-confidence, can the Victory Boys find that winning team spirit once more?
Visit the official book blog: thevictoryboys.com
Read a sample on Issuu.
Watch the book trailer on Youtube!
Ibrahim Khan and the Mystery of the Haunted Lake by Farheen Khan
The second book in a series of adventures. Ibrahim and Zayn find themselves challenged by an unexpected mystery during a class vacation at the beautiful, remote Camp Chimo. How can they catch the culprit and prove that the ghost terrifying their classmates is a hoax?