Have you written an Islamic children’s book and are now looking for suitable publishers? This post will help. We’ve featured 10 top Islamic children’s book publishers below.
1. Salaam Reads
Salaam Reads is a US-based imprint of the well-known publisher Simon & Schuster that focuses on Islamic books. Salaam Reads publishes a wide variety of Islamic children’s books, including picture books, reading material and books for children, middle graders, and young adults. Today, Salaam Reads is led by editor Deeba Zargarpur and her talented team.
Writers interested in publishing through Salaam Reads should look to their website for submission guidelines. Salaam Reads asks that book proposals be sent to them by email and includes a synopsis for your book, existing publishing credits or experience writing for children, and the book manuscript attached as a Word document. Please note that Salaam Reads is not interested in short stories, books on Islamic theology or memoirs.
A complete list of Salaam Reads’ submission guidelines is listed further down the page on their website.
Located in Canada, Ruqaya’s Bookshelf is an Islamic children’s book publisher established in 2015 by founder Asmaa Hussein. The mission of this Islamic book publisher is to help bring works of writing that are entertaining and educational and presents the teachings of Islam in a way that is accessible to younger readers.
The publisher has released titles such as “Heaven is at Mama’s Feet” by Shifa Saltagi Safadi, among other Islamic children’s books. Prospective writers should review Ruqaya’s Bookshelf submission guidelines on their website. Ruqaya’s Bookshelf focuses on long-form picture books of between 650-850 words and chapter books of 7,000-10,000 words and is keen to focus on publishing books within their specified word counts.
Look at their website for a comprehensive list of Ruqaya’s Bookshelf’s requirements for submitting a manuscript.
Kube Publishing is an Islamic book publisher working out of Markfield, Leicestershire, in the United Kingdom. Kube Publishing publishes everything from books on Islam for adults, including books on lifestyle, economics and theology, as well as books for children of all ages, from coloring and activity books to novels and non-fiction books for Islamic studies.
Kube Publishing has helped produce Titles including “She Wore Red Trainers” by Na’ima B. Robert and “A Muslim Boy’s Guide to Life’s Big Changes” by Sami Khan. Writers with a manuscript they’d like Kube Publishing to consider should go through the publisher’s submission website and include a proposal that follows Kube Publishing’s style guidelines and requirements.
Manuscript submissions to Kube Publishing should follow their house style sheet and be submitted through a Submittable account for consideration.
Based in the United States, Amana Publications is an Islamic book publisher geared towards adult and children readers. Amana Publications is a well-known publisher in the Muslim community and has even published a significant English translation of the Qur’an, “The Meaning of the Holy Qur’an” by Abdullah Yusuf Ali.
Amana Publications’ range of books includes books targeting readers from grades 1 to 6 that aim to educate, inform and inspire. For a better idea of the kinds of books that Amana Publications publishes, look at “A Light at the End of the Tunnel” and “Everyday Struggles” by Sumaiya Beshir. Interested writers who would like to contact Amana Publications about publishing their work in progress should email Amana Publications directly.
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5. Tughra Books
Tughra Books is an Islamic children’s book publisher based in the United States. In addition to books and other reading materials for children, Tughra Books publishes Islamic books about theology, spirituality, the Qur’an, and biographies, among other genres.
“Chased by Numbers” by Hakan Oztunc and “The Young Person’s Guide to Living Islam” by Asli Kaplan are a couple of examples that might help illustrate the quality of book that Tughra Books is interested in. Connect with Tughra Books through their online submission page and be sure to follow their submission guidelines, such as including a biography of yourself and a sample chapter of your book, when submitting your manuscript.
To submit your book proposal to Tughra Books, use the book submission form on their website.
Operating out of the United Kingdom, Al-Hidaayah Publishing & Distribution has been a reputable Islamic publisher since 1993. Since their founding, Al-Hidaayah Publishing & Distribution has been an incredible resource for the Muslim community, putting out books for adults and children alike.
Al-Hidaayah Publishing & Distribution offers a wide variety of Islamic children’s books, such as picture books, activity books, novels for young readers and much more. Al-Hidaayah Publishing & Distribution has produced books such as “Allah Made Them All” by Saniyasnain Khan and “The Hijab Boutique” by Michelle Khan, among others. For more detailed instructions regarding their submission process, contact Al-Hidaayah Publishing & Distribution through their email directly.
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International Islamic Publishing House (IIPH) is an Islamic book publisher that is able to produce books for adults and children. Headquartered out of Saudi Arabia, IIPH has published English-language books on numerous topics about Islam, including Islamic history and biographies, Muslim women and families, as well as children’s books like picture books, coloring books and reading material for targeted age groups.
For examples of some of IIPH’s children’s books, look at examples like “Birds and Other Animals in the Qur’an” by Al-Huseini Sha’ban Al-Mahdi and “It’s Ramadan” by Rasnim Nazeer. Writers who are able to write in multiple languages should also look into IIPH’s inventory of Islamic books in different languages, including Spanish, Arabic and French. Connect with IIPH directly to learn more about their submission specifications.
For more details about IIPH, check out their website!
Established in 2009, Medina Publishing is a book publisher that works out of their location on the Isle of Wight in the United Kingdom. Medina Publishing produces a range of fiction and non-fiction books, including biographies, Islamic books for adults and children and books about various cultural and political issues. To get an idea of books published by this publisher, take a look at “The Journey from Salalah to Bethlehem” by Anna Bouji and “Discovering Islamic Art” by Mary Beardwood.
Medina Publishing is currently not accepting book submissions. Interested writers are encouraged to remain alert if the publisher changes its policy on accepting submissions, which should follow Medina Publishing’s submission guidelines and be done via email.
Ta-Ha Publishers is an Islamic children’s book publisher in London, the United Kingdom. Founded in 1980, the book publisher has been responsible for publishing many books for both adults and children, on topics ranging from the study of the Qur’an and the Arabic language to children’s books, books for teenagers and books about topics like parenting.
Look at examples of some of Ta-Ha Publishers’ published children’s books like “We Will Meet Again in Jannah” by Zamir Hussain or “Allah Helps Those Who Help Themselves” by Bahiya Gent. Writers interested in being published through Ta-Ha Publishers should contact Ta-Ha Publishers through their contact page on their website.
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London, England, is home to Shade 7 Publishing, an Islamic children’s book publisher. Created in 2012, Shade 7 Publishing aims to produce innovative and creative reading material for Muslim children, to better educate and encourage the discovery of their Islamic background and faith. Shade 7 Publishing’s children’s books include books about the Islamic months, Eid Mubarak and the Qur’an.
Shade 7 Publishing is currently not accepting any new book submissions. Interested writers who have manuscripts for the publisher to consider should connect with Shade 7 Publishing by sending a message to the publisher through their website. Alternatively, the publisher can be reached through email or phone call, the information for which is also available on their website.
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