Check Out These Five Recently Announced Children's Books by Muslim Authors

Get excited for these upcoming kids books from Muslim American authors, announced in Publishers Weekly.

Check Out These Five Recently Announced Children's Books by Muslim Authors
These authors — some experienced, some debut — all had books recently announced for publication.

Get excited for these upcoming kids books from Muslim American authors, announced in Publishers Weekly. Make sure to check back on Fann for updates on release dates and more!

1. "100th Day of School with Yasmin" by Saadia Faruqi, illustrated by Debby Rahmalia (chapter book)

Saadia Faruqi
Saadia Faruqi

"Kristen Mohn at Capstone has bought world rights to '100th Day of School with Yasmin,' first in a new Holidays with Yasmin series by Saadia Faruqi, illustrated by Debby Rahmalia. This chapter book follows second-grader Yasmin as she finds the perfect way to celebrate 100th Day, teach her Nani and Nana about the holiday and honor an ancestor all at once. Other holidays in the series debut include Juneteenth, Eid al-Adha and Indigenous People's Day. Publication is slated for spring 2025; Kari Sutherland at KT Literary represented the author, and Emily Fernandez at the Bright Agency represented the illustrator.

2. "Ramadan for Everyone: A Muslim Community Story" by Aya Khalil, illustrated by Rashin Kheiriyeh (picture book)

Aya Khalil
Aya Khalil

"Jessica Anderson at Little, Brown/Christy Ottaviano Books has bought, in an exclusive submission, world rights to 'Ramadan for Everyone: A Muslim Community Story' by Aya Khalil, illustrated by Rashin Kheiriyeh ('The Night Before Eid'), a picture book about faith, taqwa, self-esteem and acts of service during the holy month of Ramadan, scheduled for winter 2026. Brent Taylor at Triada US represented the author, and the illustrator represented herself.

3. "Cookies and Crescents: An Eid Story" by Nada Shawish Dutka (picture book)

Nada Shawish Dutka
Nada Shawish Dutka

"Erum Khan at Abrams has acquired world rights to 'Cookies and Crescents: An Eid Story' by Nada Shawish Dutka, illustrated by Zelma Firdauzia. After moving away from her bustling city and large extended family, a girl discovers that while her Eid traditions may look a little different in a new home, it's the community you create that matters. Publication is slated for spring 2025; Paige Terlip at Andrea Brown Literary Agency represented the author, and Aurora Barlam at Astound US represented the illustrator.

4. "The Salt Princess" by Anoosha Syed (picture book)

Anoosha Syed
Anoosha Syed

"Mabel Hsu at HarperCollins has acquired world rights to three picture books to launch the Everlasting Tales collection, a series focused on publishing multicultural folktales and fairy tales retold for a modern audience. The first, set for fall 2024, is 'Chang'e on the Moon' by Katrina Moore, illustrated by Cornelia Li, which follows the legend of one of China's most celebrated figures: the Moon Goddess. The next, 'The Salt Princess' by Anoosha Syed, set for winter 2025, tells the tale of a Pakistani princess whose smart mouth leads her into trouble. And 'The Huntsman and the Witches' by debut author Abraham Matias and illustrator Molly Mendoza, set for summer 2025, is a Mexican tale about an overeager hunter who unknowingly enters a cabin full of witches. Andrea Morrison at Writers House represented Moore, Caryn Wiseman at Andrea Brown Literary represented Li, Taylor Martindale Kean at Full Circle Literary represented Syed, Aliza R. Hoover at the CAT Agency represented Matias and Hannah Mann at Writers House represented Mendoza."

5. "Ramadan Rain" by Jamilah Thompkins-Bigelow (picture book)

Jamilah Thompkins-Bigelow
Jamilah Thompkins-Bigelow

"Ann Kelley at Random House Studio has acquired 'Ramadan Rain' by Jamilah Thompkins-Bigelow, illustrated by Aliaa Betawi, in which a girl learns that family and community, and even rain, are gifts and that duas said on a rainy day get answered—especially during Ramadan. Publication is planned for spring 2026; Paige Terlip at Andrea Brown Literary Agency represented the author, and Sara Crowe at Sara Crowe Literary represented the illustrator."