20+ Remarkable Muslims Children Books {Resource}

This book list about remarkable Muslims grew out of a desire to tell my children about all the achievements of those that share their faith.

For hundreds of years, books have been a wonderful resource to bring to light new views.

So it’s no surprise that if you want to expose children to Islam, it’s best to turn to books at an early age.

The following children books do a great job of introducing remarkable Muslims from times past and modern society.  I would recommend them as a must for any children’s library, not just ones in Muslim homes, to expose children to the rich, vast civilization of Islam.

The Muslims in these books were pioneers that greatly impacted the world.  I took some children books from Children’s Books about/for Arab Children, but have expanded on it to include newly published books.

I am an Amazon affiliate member, so clicking on these titles will give you the ability to purchase them. The original list started with 8 Children Books about Remarkable Muslims, but I decided to add to it, rather than create a new post, so now the list has expanded to over 20+ books.

Feel free to buy any of these books there and shukran (Arabic for thank you) for continuing to support my educational blog.


Abouraya, Karen Leggett. Malala Yousafzai: Warrior with Words   

Azzam, Leila. Life of Prophet Muhammad       

Demi. Al-Ghazali           

Frier, Raphaële. Malala: Activist for Girls’ Education    

Haqq, Shahada Sharelle. Stories of the Prophets in the Holy Qu’ran            

Marston, Elsa. Compassionate Warrior: Abd el-Kader of Algeria               

Maydell , Natalie. Extraordinary Women from the Muslim World   

Mir, Saira. Muslim Girls Rise             

Mis, Melody S.  Meet Malcolm X              

Mussa, Yasmin My Prophet Muhammad (S)       

National Geographic 1001 Muslim Civilization Inventions        

Rumford, James. Traveling man: The Journey of Ibn Battuta            

Sanchez Vegara, Maria Isabel. Zaha Hadid         

Shabazz, Ilyasah. Betty Before X

Shabazz, Ilyasah. X: A Novel          

Shabazz, Ilyasah. Malcolm Little      

Shabazz, Ilyasah. Malcolm Little: The Boy Who Grew Up to Become Malcolm X

Sharafeddine, Fatima. Amazing Discoveries of Ibn Sina

Sharafeddine, Fatima. Amazing Travels of Ibn Battuta  

Stanley, Diane. Saladin: Noble prince of Islam    

Tahir, Rana. Noor Inayat Khan (Choose Your Own Adventure Spies 

Winter, Jeanette. World Is Not A Rectangle: A Portrait of Architect Zaha Hadid  

Yousafzai, Malala. Malala: My Story of Standing Up for Girls’ Rights

Yousafzai, Malala. Malala’s Magic Pencil    


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