NEW CHILDREN’S BOOK SHOWCASES FAMILYHOOD AND GOOD MANNERED MUSLIM CHILDREN
Surprise! is an original children’s book story based on a real Muslim family.
DALLAS, TX-August 3rd, 2017. DJARABI KITABS PUBLISHING will be officially releasing ‘Surprise!’ a new children’s book in paperback format by Zaheera Jina on August 27th, 2017 in the USA and on August 26th, 2017 in South Africa. The eBook version is already available to purchase on all Amazon platforms.
The author shared her reasons and motivations for writing her first children’s book.
“Surprise! is a story about my own kids. It goes through their evening time rituals to get them ready for bed. For me it's a gift to them, to capture these important moments and treasure them.” — Zaheera Jina, Editor of The Samosa Express.
Surprise! has received a myriad of praises from many acclaimed authors.
“Here is a gentle and touching tale of familyhood; that brings joy to the heart..."— Poet and Author Don Mattera, The Five Magic Pebbles
“The Surprise is beautifully captured in a story of love that will keep every child hooked until the very end!” — Author Dharmisha Cvetcovik, Geza and the Bee, Who am I?
“A wonderful and heart-warming story with delightful, colourful illustrations. Dr Zaheera Jina s first children s book is a warm and lovely tale of a family going through their daily routine. But there is a surprise in store for Yusuf and Isa, after all ...”— Carol-Ann Davids, The Hair Fair
“This beautiful family story comes to a special surprise at the end! Great bedtime reading with your little ones.”— Award Winning Author and Illustrator Yasmeen Ismail, I m a Girl, One Word from Sophia
Join DJARABI KITABS PUBLISHING and Dr. Zaheera Jina from August 26th to August 30th, 2017 for the book launches and blog tours.
About the author:
Dr. Zaheera Jina holds a PhD in Mathematics Education from the University of the Witwatersrand in South Africa. She is also the co-editor and contributing author of the anthology titled: Riding the Samoosa Express: Personal Narratives of Marriage and Beyond. Zaheera is the founder of the Jozi's Books and Blogs Festivities (Jozisbbf), a non-profit organisation that projects to cultivate a culture of reading and writing in South Africa through various literary events. "Surprise!" is her first children's book and will be published by Djarabi Kitabs Publishing. Zaheera is presently compiling the second Samoosa Express book which is a Muslim Woman's Guide to Marriage. She lives in South Africa with her husband, two sons and many in-laws.
Djarabi Kitabs Publishing
PO BOX 703733
Dallas, TX 75370
Coloring is a fun way to relax and boost creativity. Below are listed several coloring pages inspired on our recently published children's stories. Download the PDFs here or save the pictures below and print.
And if you liked these above, you can check out a page in our adult coloring book; The Islamic Adult Coloring Book —->The Islamic Adult Coloring Book - Rabbi Zidni Ilma or print the page below insha'Allah.
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The DKP Team
Little Blue Skater Boy : When Isa is asked to take biriyani to his Nanni's house, someone decides to jump out at him and then tag along. A re-telling of 'Little Red Riding Hood' with many twists.
Imagine : It's bedtime! Yunus wants to talk but his sister Saarah goes on a imagining spree. She talks about animals, and dinosaurs and aliens as friends. She talks about sending an Eid gift to orphans and cooking extra meals in Ramadan for the poor, and a whole lot more! A fun, creative story, that also shows a loving sibling relationship.
Who Could I Be? Through the book, children will learn about animals and their distinctive features, and the repetitive use of questioning encourages them to use the clues to keep guessing and wanting to turn the page to find out what animal it is. Most importantly, it sheds light on and promotes the beauty of our Creator’s creations.
Kamillah the Butterfly : Kamillah is a caterpillar who is struggling to understand life’s changes. With a friend by her side and discovering a beautiful surprise at the end of her cycle, she happily accepts the biggest change. A lovely book any child can relate too. It will definitely leave little ones wanting to read it repeatedly.
When asked what motivated her to write these creative children's stories, Khanom said, "When I had my first child, I started investing in a home library. That's when I realised there was a lack of books for Muslim children that are fun and engaging. I then had an idea for a story and almost dreamed about how great it would be if there was good, quality picture books for Muslims that looked and read like the mainstream books."
Join DJARABI KITABS PUBLISHING on Facebook @djarabikpub for the launch events which will run from July 29th to August 2nd, 2017 insha'Allah.
Born and raised in London, children’s author Shoohada was surrounded by love early on, part of a large family and a friend to many. She left her formal education on hold when she was 16, taking a job in retail, and three years later, she had moved up into the management team.
When she was 21, Shoohada gave birth to her first child, and two years after that, she decided to focus on motherhood and family life full-time. She had always enjoyed reading however, and so she began to use some of her free time to write her own stories. Today a mother of six, Shoohada lives a busy life, splitting her days between her writing and her motherly responsibilities. She shares her home in the East End of London with her family, and anytime she has a moment to herself, she reads and writes. Someone who is immensely aware of the world around her, Shoohada maintains an active presence in the community, taking part both in fundraising and charity events. In 2013, Shoohada published her first picture book to great acclaim. Her mission is to inspire love and hope among people through her stories, both those that deal with her Muslim faith and those that do not. She plans on continuing to publish her stories for the foreseeable future.
All of Shoohada Khanom's books are available on Amazon.com, Amazon.uk, Createspace, and Fofky's Online Book Cafe.
Djarabi Kitabs Publishing
PO BOX 703733
Dallas, TX 75370
Author Shoohada Khanom's children's book titled Who Could I be? is launching this July insha'Allah. Please keep an eye out for it and support the work.
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My first children's book 'What Am I?' is out! Alhamdullilah.
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Fitra Journal: The Muslim Homeschool Quarterly: Getting Started is a nice collection of testaments by Muslim Homeschoolers, a few of which are men masha'Allah. I loved this free treat because the contributors provide many resources and some of their opinions mirror my current state of mind. I'll not impose anything on my son. I'll continue to let him roam free and discover things on his own and intervene when he needs me. This was reinforced by the scripture which says that for the first seven years of a child’s life, play with the child. In the next seven years, teach them, and in the last seven years (by 21 years), be a friend. So I plan to do just that because I have a full load of tasks already.
To get back to the review, Fitra's first issue is divided in five chapters. Chapter 1 deals with 'Where to Start'. Chapter 2 with 'The Fundamentals', Chapter 3 talks about 'Socializing, Support and Self Care', and Chapter 4 is 'Further Outside The Box'. Finally, Chapter 5 is about 'Resources We Love'. Each section is exactly what it sells. It's on point.
Now, preparation is the key and this issue is very helpful and resourceful because I tell you homeschooling information can be draining and overwhelming! While I have to get the man of the house to agree to homeschool when the kiddo reaches 7 years old, the testaments of Karima Heraoua titled 'How I Got My Husband To Homeschool' in particular gives me hope. We have plenty of time to see eye-to-eye on this issue insha'Allah. The kiddo is such a social butterfly and socialization is the main concern. And contributor Jamila Alqarnain addresses this issue and ways to counteract it. Besides, I try my best to make sure the kiddo doesn't become sheltered.
Klaudia Khan and Saira Siddiqui's point of views were also very valuable as I felt like they were talking to me in 'Learning to speak their language' and 'Understanding Child's Play' respectively.
Now, I need to get my copy of Miraj Audio because I use an eclectic source with morals from traditional story books which is fine but I want religious tones instilled in my child as well as we ride this homeschool journey we started in November 2015. I've always wondered if there was such a thing like Miraj Audio or if it was something I needed to design for the needs of my child. And there is. Alhamdullilah for the help of all these homeschoolers trying to make it easy for us.Jazakh'Allah khair to y'all!
My rating: 5/5