Top Arab and/or Muslim Children Books for 2022 {Resource}

Welcome 2022 and the following 35+ beautiful children books by Arab and/or Muslim authors, or about Arab and/or Muslim kids, to enjoy!

With January upon us, it means that Multicultural Children’s Book Day is right around the corner.

I am so excited to be co-Hosting anothe year and will be sharing a review of a book on January 26th, 2022.

To recap, I was sent a Persian book in 2017, and a Sudanese book in 2018, both great additions to diverse kidlit book shelves around the world. I was fortune enough to receive three books for my 2019 Multicultural Children’s Book Day reviews, which can be found here, here and here. In 2020, I was blessed with a Palestinian American book. And last year, 2021, I received a beautiful mosque book. that lets children see the inside of this important community space.

As I await by my mailbox for this year’s special delivery, I thought I’d compile a list of 30+ upcoming PB (picture books), MG (middle grade) and YA (young adult) books coming out of the Arab & Muslim diaspora in 2022. Sadly there are fewer books published this year.

I will updated them with links to buy as they are available, so be sure to bookmark this page. Links will take you to Amazon, as I am affiliate member and use money made from any purchases to pay for the hosting of this website. Shukran (Arabic for thank you) for supporting my research. The biggest compliment you can give me would be if you could share this with a caregiver, teacher or parent who is interested in these books for their children.


Princess Sophia Duleep Singh by Sufiya Ahmed

Love from Mecca to Medina  by S.K. Ali

Queen of the Tiles by Hanna Alkaf

Salaam, With Love by Sara Sharaf Beg

A Show for Two by Tashie Bhuiyan

A Flash of Fireflies by Aisha Bushby

The River of Silver by S.A. Chakraborty

The Katha Chest by Radhiah Chowdhury and Lavanya Naidu 

My Dad is Always Working by Hafsah Dabiri and Arwa Salameh 

Fight Back by A.M. Dassu

The Sevenfold Hunters by Rose Egal

Hana’s Hundreds of Hijabs by Razeena Omar Gutta

Rumaysa: Ever After by Radiya Hafiza As Long As

As Long as the Lemon Trees Grow by Zoulfa Katouh

Our World: Egypt Aya Khalil

Nura and the Immortal Palace by M.T. Khan

Amina’s Song by Hena Khan

Zara’s Rules for Record-Breaking Fun by Hena Khan

Zara’s Rules for Finding Hidden Treasure by Hena Khan

Zara’s Rules for Living Your Best Life by Hena Khan

Meet Me in Mumbai by Sabina Khan

This Woven Kingdom  by Tahereh Mafi

Talking About A Revolution by Yassmin Abdel-Magied

The Balloon Thief by Aneesa Marufu

Planet Omar: Ultimate Rocket Blast by Zanib Mian

Why is Nobody Laughing? by Yasmin Rahman

Dear Black Child by Rahma Rodaah

You Truly Assumed by Laila Sabreen

Omar Rising by Aisha Saeed

The Great Labne Trade by Eman Saleh

Squire by Nadia Shammas and Sara Alfageeh

Bhai for Now by Maleeha Siddiqui

That’s Not My Name by Anoosha Syed

All My Rage by Sabaa Tahir 

One Wish by M. O. Yuksel

Zachary Ying and the Dragon Emperor  by Xiran Jay Zhao


I am a Libyan American who creates art to promote a positive image of Arab and Islamic culture.