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Muslim Storybooks for Slightly Older Children | MAMANUSHKA
Hands up every parent who has ever searched the internet with any combination of the following phrases: Muslim Childrens’ Books, English Muslim Kids Books, Quality Muslim Kids Books, Stories for Muslim Children. Oh! Me! Me! Me! As a lifelong picture book aficionado, it was only natural that once I became a parent I searched for the most beautiful, poetic and thoughtful books for my children – and let’s be honest, for myself. I found so many wonderful books but something was missing – books that reflected us! I scoured the Internet but it could only take me so far. I then began to ask other parents for recommendations and searched with them for publications which better incorporated Muslim characters and perhaps even impart stories from our tradition. As the years passed this got slightly easier with many new publications entering the Muslim children’s book market and happily, my own children now have a solid collection of lovely illustrated books rich in diversity. But now, in the midst of this ongoing biblio-adventure, I have come up against another challenge all too soon: A child who is outgrowing picturebooks. I’m not sure when it happened exactly, but my six year old wants …