29 Mar 2017

A Selection Of The Finest Children’s Books


The seeking of knowledge is obligatory to every one of us. From cradle to grave, the search for knowledge never stops. Life offers so many lessons to learn. As an elder, as a parent, it is our duty to teach our young ones. We are responsible to instigate them the love for reading. And that itself becomes a huge responsibility as we have to guide them through valuable lessons. I encourage my little nephews and niece to read by gifting them books - be it stories or activity, every now and then. Because, you know children often tend to get bored with their old toys and look for new ones. There are loads of children's book in the market but mostly fairy tales and imaginary fun loving books. They, of course, are appealing but at times they fail to emphasize morals and values.

Selecting good books for children is very important. Only that will increase their interest in learning, building vocabulary and stir their curiosity about the world. And that leads to creating a wonderful memory for them. However, we have better choices of books for young adults, but for the kids to start with, to get them introduced to the faith and the way of life, I realized there were only a limited collection. My nephews are still 4 to 5 years old and I was looking for lively, engaging and religious upbeat books that would introduce them to our faith while also focusing on the universal ideas.

My quest in finding the Children’s books that inspire as well as engage is there for quite sometime now, especially after my nephews were born. I came to know of Prolance Publishers who have released some beautiful and appealing books. And these books are enriched with meanings, and they are suitable for the kids of all age group. They have a selection of the finest books that spark creativity and make the learning fun and exciting. Some of my favorite books from their collection are:



Authors - Akila Dada & Sukaina Dada
Illustrations - Michael Wagstaffe


This little bedtime book is suitable for the kids of all ages. Children will be drawn to the cute illustrations and simple rhyming prayers. This is one of the easiest ways to introduce prayer into a child's bedtime routine. In this book, little Esa with his Mama thanks God and says a prayer for people all around the world. With thoughtful illustration and imagery, this charming bedtime story will inspire the kids to contemplate the world’s wonders and say prayers before they go to sleep. This book is a beautiful lullaby prayer to every child.

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Compiled & Illustrated by Meenu Bharadwaj


This book is a collection of Duas for kids. The duas listed in this book are very powerful. Prayers are meant to protect and to get the blessings from Allah. Not only kids but even the adults should know. It has both Arabic and the English translation for each little prayers. Each prayer comes with English Phonetic pronunciation and that makes it much easier to follow. The coloring pages are a plus as it particularly makes the learning session fun. This book is an effortless way to teach our children the basic little prayers. Like the prayers to be recited at bedtime, when you eat, when you wear a new dress etc. Quite an engaging activity book with coloring pages to stir the interest to memorize the short Duas while they color the illustrations.

This book playfully teach the duas and prayers to the children.



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Author - Mai Hazem
Illustrations - Ahmed Moneer



Hannah Travels is a 5 part world travel book series that tells tale about different countries through the little girl Hannah. Hannah with her friends travels to places and this is all about her adventure. This book has lovely illustrations and stories around the world. In this series, the children get to discover new location, languages, learn new words, local food and explore their culture. A wonderful book for the kids to know about the world. Hannah travels to France, Egypt, India, Japan and Mexico. These books will certainly make the kids to muse about the people and the world.

Illustrations - Jenny Reynish


A beautiful and rich colorful story about the child’s birth and anticipation of coming into the world. It was a beautiful journey to every mother but what it is to the baby? This book talks about the baby’s thoughts about the mother and the father and the surroundings. Simple narration and colorful illustrations make this book worth the read to every kids and the parents. I felt that this book would be sweet and genuine enough to answer their curiosity in a religious and creative way. The illustrations depict the origin of baby from the heaven to the mother’s womb to the beautiful earth in a blessed way.

Publishers - Prolance

All these books have engaging words with interactive activity, rhymes and stories filled with faith and identity. These books also provide great opportunity for parents to spend quality reading time with their children.

Children will find this collection amusing and enjoy reading these books every day.

28 comments:

  1. That is such a beautiful compilation... JazakAllah Khair for suggesting them. I am pinning up this page and getting these books for the girls, InShaAllah...

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  2. So nice :) Thanks for sharing.

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  3. You have such nice selection of.books here. Like best the first one, as I love reading to my kids especially if the books have illustration.

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  4. As a Momma, there's this thought inside of me hoping that my son and daughter will both grow up loving books and reading them, just like I do. I love reading! And I hope I can influence my children to be also a book lover, too. We've got here a small bookshelf with my books and some children's books. My toddler would usually get one and bring it to me and he'll point out the images, letters and numbers he'll see as I flip on the pages. I think that's already a good start, right? By the way, the books you've shared are all great! Surely, the kids will love those.

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  5. I absolutely love children's books even though I don't have kids! You have a great selection here. I haven't read any but ill be adding them to my goodreads list!

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  6. Wow, I remember way back when I was still in my grade school, I always wanted to read books according to my interests, but I always fail to meet it, since my parents won't able to buy me a book. Anyway, this is truly helpful and I truly agree that selection of good book for the children is really beneficial to them in the future. Thank you so much for sharing and suggesting about all these books. I'll surely recommend them to my niece and nephew.

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  7. Back when I was a kid, I'd usually read fairy tale books and then browse through our encyclopedia sets. Yes, my mom bought me sets of encyclopedias that comprises our library. Actually, this made me reminisce to the life I had when I was younger. There was a section for fiction books at our grade school library and it was so refreshing. It was fun to read and chill there. Children's books are the ones for all ages and we just don't realize it.

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  8. Selecting books for kids can be tricky.These books are the foundation of early literacy.If we don't select it right,it may make problems too.The collection here is really great.I'd like the world travel series book.My kid loves travelling.He will like such a book!

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  9. So glad to know about such a comprehensive list of Islamic books. These sound perfect for bed time and I think i'll have to get them for my son.

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  10. I love how these books depict local culture. I think there are a lot of books with white heroes. It's perfect to capture cultural contexts for kids. It makes it more relevant and a source of knowledge.

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  11. As a new mom, I've at times wondered whether my love for books, both reading and writing will be passed on successfully to my kids. My husband told me there is no way to know, and that exposure doesn't mean it will build their interest. Partly true, and not... I believe that with the right introduction, the spark will be there --- it's like a relationship, you know.

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  12. These are some interesting and different stories for children for their bedtime. I remember growing up with audio stories that would make me dream I'm a hero in them. One of them, I still remember so well, was the Adventures of Nils Holgersson. It was about a boy who understands the language of animals and who travels on the back of a goose around the country. Story books have a huge impact on a child's imagination.

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  13. Very interesting books for kids. And reading to them is the best way to bond with them. I have used several ones when my children were growing. We really looked forward to bedtime.

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  14. I love that you are sharing these books for the kids. I do not have a children of my own but I love connecting with the kids. the Hannah Travels is obviously one of my favorites among the list. I bet this book is not only for the kids but for adults like me who aim to to travel and discover the world. Great Article!

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  15. Wow what a lovely list! These all some like wonderful reads for children :)

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  16. Wonderful collection of kids book! I recently began searching for books with an Islamic focus for my toddler. Great selection here!

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  18. Awesome collection ~ The colouring book looks like something many kids would love. Such fun learning masha ALLAH.

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  19. Some great books lined up here. Thanks for sharing this. Now, I have a number of nice books for kids with no need for a 'time-eating' search.

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  20. All of the books you have selected are awesome. It is great that each one is different. In Sha Allah when i have kids this will really help me.

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  21. These were great selection of books. We love children's books.Thank you.

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  22. This is such an amazing collection! I really need to buy the bedtime prayer for peace book for my son!

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  23. Lovely! The coloring book looks so nice! My daughter is just learning all the duas and I'm sure she would love it!

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  24. Yeah, these are indeed some amazing books for the children. And there are more as well, which I would love to share in my coming posts, Inshaallah. Thank you so much for all your lovely comments. :)

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  26. Very nice article for the growing children Jazaka Allah For sharing!
    Umrah and Hajj

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  27. I'm a children's book nut so I really love this post! I also like that you posted books that explored your faith - you're right, we have to make sure that the books that we read to children not only pique their imagination but also teach them values. Taking note of your book haul- will get them for myself. :) hehehe.

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