Recommended resources are
listed alphabetically by author, grouped first according to literature
connections to subject areas and then to themes. Many items can be used across
subject areas and thematic topics.
RESOURCES FOR TEACHERS
D’Oyen, Fatima. 2002. In
the Prophet’s Garden: a selection of ahadith for the young. Leicester:
Islamic Foundation. A collection of 200 ahadith arranged thematically, in simple
Islamic Design Image Archive. Mineola, New York: Dover Publications. CD-ROM
and book with royalty-free digital images to use in creating power-point
presentations and print materials. Professional quality artwork to enrich the
Godlas, Sylvia. 1996.
Doorways to Islamic Art: A Curriculum for Interdisciplinary Studies. AWAIR.
Black-line masters and instructions for Islamic geometric design projects
and lesson plans for research projects and critical thinking discussion based on
Grant, Tim and Gail
Littlejohn, ed. 2005. Teaching Green: The Elementary Years. Gabriola
Island, B. C.: New Society Publishers.
An inspiring collection of
detailed stories of classrooms where
students engage in environmental literacy, effect positive change
and model environmental citizenship in their communities.
Harder, Elma Ruth. 2006.
Concentric Circles - Nurturing Awe and Wonder in Early Learning, a foundational
approach. Sherwood Park, Alberta: Al-Qalam Publishing.
Holistic Islamic approach to
learning, this book is the foundational text for Sakinah Circle. It roots the
facilitator of learning in the Qur’anic worldview, shows how to integrate themes
with three sample units and provides planning templates.
Harder, Elma Ruth and Noor
Iqbal. 2004. Living Ramadan for children who think. Sherwood Park,
Alberta: Al-Qalam Publishing.
Learning activities to
engage children during Ramadan and throughout the year. Four focus areas: Living
Ramadan, Opening Hearts and Minds, Creative Hands and Hearts, Healthy Ramadan.
Reproducible pages for student use.
Henley, Thom and Kenny
Peavy, 2006. As If the Earth Matters: Recommitting to Environmental Education.
Earth Matters Consulting Services.
A collection of detailed,
fun-filled experiential outdoor ed activities that awaken love for the earth,
teach about nature in nature, and stewardship towards it.
Van Gurp, Hetty. 2002.
The Peaceful School: Models that Work. Winnipeg, Portage and Main Press.
A guide for those committed
to creating a lasting culture of peace with a school community by pro-actively
teaching peace. Includes innovative practices of peaceful schools, planning
documents, peace pledge and school wide ideas for lessons in conflict
resolution, cooperation, respect, celebrating diversity and expressing emotion.
TO ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS
Allan, Sally. 1997. Sitti and the Cats: A Tale of Friendship. Roberts
This version of a traditional Palestinian folktale reflects values of friendship
and community, allowing the errant member to correct her ways and return to
society. Boxed notes on almost every page provide interesting information about
the land, language, foods, and family customs.
Ben-‘Ezer, Ehud, Hosni the Dreamer, 1997.
shepherd living in the desert finally realizes his dream of travelling to the
city where he spends his gold dinar in a way which changes his life forever.
Bogart, Jo Ellen. 1997. Jeremiah Learns to Read. Scholastic.
Elderly Jeremiah can do almost everything, and decides he needs to go to school
to learn to read.
Brown, Margaret Wise. 1949. The Important Book. HarperCollins.
This little book makes us think about the essence of things. It can be used to
model a student activity “the important book about my family”.
Bunting, Eve, 2006. One Green
Apple, Clarion Books.
Young immigrant Farah gains self-confidence when the green apple she spicks
perfectly complements the other students’ red apples. Illustrated by Ted Lewin.
Carlsson, Janne. 1989. Camel Bells. Groundwood Books.
Twelve-year old Hajdar finds himself head of his family after this father’s
death. He goes to Kabul to earn money, but Soviet troops invade and overthrow
the Afghan government..
English, Karen. 1999. Nadia’s Hands.
young American girl participating in a traditional Pakistani wedding comes to
understand the rich culture she has inherited.
Gilman, Phoebe. 1993. Something from Nothing. Scholastic.
Grandpa trims away the worn parts of Joseph's baby blanket and transforms it
into ever smaller items as each item in turn becomes worn. When the button is
lost, Joseph declares, “There is just enough material here to make...a wonderful
story!” Drawn from Jewish folklore. Repetitive, rhythmic phrases.
Heide, F. P. and J. H. Gilliland.
1990. The Day of Ahmed’s Secret. New York: Scholastic.
Egyptian boy describes Cairo as he goes about his daily work, waiting all day to
share his surprise with his family in the evening: he can write his name!
Outstanding illustrations by Ted Lewin.
Hicox, Rebecca. 1998. The Golden Sandal, a Middle Eastern Cinderella Story.
Holiday House. Based on a story from Iraq, a kind and beautiful girl is
mistreated by her stepmother and stepsister and finds a husband with the help of
a magic fish.
Hobbes, Corey. , 2008. The Runaway Scarf. Muslim Writers Publishing.
Inspired by hadith, this story of an African slave oppressed by non-Muslim Arabs
in Makkah shows how she finds compassion once she escapes to the first Muslim
community established by Prophet Muhammad in Madinah.
Hughes, Vi, 2002.
Aziz, the Story Teller. Crocodile Books.
Although he wants to please
his father and earn money selling carpets, Aziz finds himself drawn to the
storytellers in the marketplace.
The Island of Animals, University of Texas Press, 1994.
Written in Basra in 10th
century. A fable of the teachings of Islam about man’s responsibilities towards
The Three Princes: A Tale from the Middle East.
A princess promises to marry
the prince who finds the most precious treasure.
Knowles, Kathy. 2008. Osu Children’s Library.
colourful collection of first readers with photos from the daily life of
children in Ghana.
A is for
Ampe: an alphabet book from Ghana
My Red Book
Crab: a counting book from Ghana
the Star? A book of shapes from Ghana
Lewin, Ted. 1998. The Storyteller,
Lothrop, Lee & Shepard.
Abdul and Grandfather pass through the streets of Fez, Morocco, and stop at an
old gate, where Grandfather performs as a storyteller.
Marchant, Kerena. 2001.
Muslim Festival Tales, Festival
Tales Series, Raintree/ Steck-Vaughn. Attractive, includes
six or seven stories, plays, traditional songs, poems, and recipes. Information
material about festivals is for an older reader, thus needing adult
Mobin-Uddin, Asma, 2005.My
Name is Bilal, Honesdale,PA:
Boyds Mills Press.
When Bilal and his sister transfer to an American school where they are the only
Muslims, they must learn how to fit in while staying true to their beliefs and
Nagda, Ann W.2000.
Dear Whiskers, New York:
Jenny is discouraged when her second grade pen pal turns out to be a new student
from Saudi Arabia who does not speak English very well, but as she works with
her they slowly become friends.
Nye, Naomi Shihab. 1999.
Habibi, Simon Pulse.
When 14-year-old Liyanne Abboud moves with her family from the USA to Jerusalem,
near the village where her father was born, she faces many changes and must deal
with the tensions between Jews and Palestinians.
Nye, Naomi Shihab. 1997.
Sitti’s Secret, Turtleback Books.
Little Mona travels from her
home in the U.S. to visit her grandmother's small Palestinian village on the
West Bank. When she returns, she writes a letter to the president, “I vote for
Oppenheim, Shulamith, 1995. The Hundredth
Name. Honesdale,PA: Boyd’s Mill.
An Egyptian boy tries to
discover the hundredth name for Allah.
Rumford, James. 2003.
Calabash Cat and his Amazing Journey,
From Africa, a cat
contemplates the world, wondering where it ends. To find out, he sets off on a
journey, encountering various other animals. Stylized illustration in ink with
text in both English and Chadian Arabic calligraphy.
Sales, Francesc d'A.
Ibrahim is tempted to exchange his job in the old market place in Marrakesh for
a freer life as a desert nomad, until a dream shows him that freedom is
something carried in the heart.
Fatima the Spinner and the Tent (Hoopoe Books, 2006).
Fatima’s life is one disaster after another, and her journey leads her from
Morocco finally to China where she finally realizes that the series of
unfortunate events were an integral part of her fulfillment. A story from Sufi
The Boy Without a Name, Hoopoe Books.
Sufi tale of how it takes patience and resolve to achieve one’s goals in life. A
boy without a name visits a wise man and acquires both a name and a wonderful
Shah, Idries. 2005.
The Clever Boy and the Terrible, Dangerous Animal.
fun folktale with a positive message.
Shah, Idries. 1998.
Two brothers choose different paths. One pursues a mechanical fish that brings
prosperity, the other a wooden horse that takes its rider to his heart’s desire.
Stolz, Joelle. 2004.
The Shadows of Ghadames.
the end of the 19th century in Libya, 11-year-old Malika
simultaneously enjoys and feels constricted by the narrow world of women, but an
injured stranger enters her home and disrupts the traditional order of the
Van Hattum, Benyamin. 2002. A Yurt Full of Tales: Stories from the World of
A delightful video recording of live
storytelling from their yurt in New Mexico. Storyteller Benyamin van Hattum is
accompanied by Rabia van Hattum with background sound.
Seven Blind Mice,
(Philomel Books, 1992).
retelling of the old fable of the Blind Men and the Elephant. Caldecott Honor
What About Me?
young boy follows the instructions of the Grand Master in the hope of gaining
knowledge, only to be surprised as to how he acquires it. Like the best Sufi
stories, this has a gentle message—it teaches children to learn to rely on their
own knowledge and experience.
Demi, A Grain of Rice,
A mathematical folktale.
When offered a reward for a good deed,
Rani asks only for one grain of rice, doubled each day for 30 days.
One Little Crab: a counting book
Osu Children’s Library, 2008.
colourful counting book for first readers with photos from the daily life of
children in Ghana.
Count Your Way Through the Arab World, (Lerner Publishing, 2004).
Counting from one to ten,
each double-page spread shows the number in Arabic calligraphy, the word for it,
the pronunciation, illustration, and a brief descriptive paragraph.
Schwartz, David, How Much is a Million? HarperCollins, 1985.
Steven Kellog’s lively and surprising illustrations help the reader to
conceptualize what at first seems inconceivable.
Tahan, Malba. 1993.
The Man Who Counted: A collection of mathematical adventures,
The adventures of Bremiz Samir take the reader on a journey in which he summons
his extraordinary mathematical powers to settle disputes, give wise advice,
overcome dangerous enemies, and win for himself rich rewards. His stories
explore the history of famous mathematicians who preceded him.
AbuBakar, Shahbatun and Endut, Nordin,
A Drop of Mercy, The Water Cycle, (Islamic Foundation, 2004).
Where does a drop of water go? computer-generated illustrations.
The Desert is Theirs, (Atheneum Books, 1975).
Illustrated by Peter
Parnall. This book speaks about people and their closeness to the land, not to
own the land but to share it.
Emma Clark, The Art of
the Islamic Garden, Crowood Press, 2004.
This lavish book provides
both an intellectual guide to the symbolism of the Islamic garden and a
practical guide to its component parts, with recommendations for suitable trees,
shrubs, and flowers and advice on creating an Islamic garden in cooler climates.
Al-Hassani Salim T. S. 2006. 1001
Inventions: Muslim Heritage in Our World, Manchester: Foundation for
Science, Technology and Civilisation.
Mosque, (Houghton Mifflin, 2003).
An excellent resource to
outline the process of planning and building a mosque.
Macdonald, Fiona. A 16th Century Mosque.
(Hodder Wayland. 1996).
beautifully illustrated book that explores Islamic architecture.
Shea, Pegi Deitz, New Moon, (Honesdale,PA:
Boyds Mills, 1996).
A boy helps his little
sister discover the moon.
Dr. Seuss. 1971.
Lorax (who speaks for the trees "for the trees have no tongues") repeatedly
warns the Once-ler, but his words of wisdom are for naught. Finally the Lorax
extricates himself from the scorched earth
leaving only a rock engraved "UNLESS." Dr. Seuss teaches readers not to
fool with Mother Nature.
TO SOCIAL STUDIES
The Perfect Orange, a Tale from Ethiopia,
(Rayve Productions, 1994)
This is the way we go to school,
Burns, Kephra, Mansa Musa: The Lion of Mali, Gulliver Books, 2001.
exquisitely told account of one of the great kings of Mali.
Heide, Florence P. and Judith Heide Gilliland,
Sami and the Time of the Troubles,
Illustrated by Ted Lewin. Ten year old Sami lives in the ruins of Beirut and
hopes this will be the last time of civil chaos.
Heide, Florence P. and Judith Heide Gilliland. 1999.
The House of Wisdom, New York: DK.
Ishaq a young boy from ancient Baghdad becomes scholar and traveler in search of
books for the House of Wisdom, Baghdad’s library.
Jaffe, Nina and Zeitlin, Steve,
The Cow of No Color: Riddle Stories and Justice
Tales from Around the World, (Henry Holt and Co., 1998).
collection of stories which focus on the question of justice. The authors
describe the problem, leave it to you to solve the problem, and then tell the
answer as it appears in the original tale. Excellent round table discussion
The Most Magnificent Mosque, (Francis Lincoln, 2004).
Three naughty boys working in the gardens of the mosque at Cordoba develop a
sense of the building’s beauty and significance. Years later, when the king
decides to pull the building down, they must do something on behalf of the
citizens of Cordoba, whether Muslim, Jew, or Christian.
Kerley, Barbara. 2007.
A Little Peace. National Geographic.
Seeds of peace are all over the world. Help spread it. Gripping photos and text.
Khan, Rukhsana. The Roses in My Carpets
(New York:Holiday House, 1998).
When a young boy and his mother and sister come to a refugee camp to escape the
war in Afghanistan, he finds some comfort in the beauty of the carpets he is
learning to weave. Explicit about dangers and hardships in refugee camp, but
Material World: A Global Family Portrait, (Sierra Club Books, 1994).
An epic photo journey
through the homes and lives of 30 families around the world, revealing the
culture and economic geography of our times. 256pp.
Morris, Neil. 2003.The Atlas of Islam, Barron's Educational Series.
Many photos, original art, maps and reproductions illustrate this compendium of
information about Islam for young readers.
Robert, Na’ima bint and Diana Mayo,
Journey Through Islamic Art,
(Mantra Lingua, 2005).
Silent Music: A Story of Baghdad, (Roaring Book Press, 2008).
Ali lives in war-torn Baghdad, inspired by Yakut the master calligrapher of 800
years ago. Beautiful calligraphy.
Sanders, Peter. 2009. The Art of Integration: Islam in our Green and Pleasant
Land. Awakening Publications.
graceful and visually poetic reminder that Muslims have been part of British
society for over a century and have contributed rich cultural diversity to
Peace Begins with You, (Sierra Club, 1989).
The concept of peace is explained clearly for children, It explores sources of
conflict and its resolution. The best way to protect peacae is to ensure that
everyone is treated fairly.
Smith, David J. 2002. If the World were a
Village, Kids Can Press.
Imagine the whole world population of 100 people. The companion DVD provides the
visual impact of what this village looks like.
Saladin: Noble Prince of Islam,
(Harper Collins, 2002).
the 12th century, the time of the First Crusade, Saladin was revered
by all, even his enemies, for his compassion, piety, tolerance and wisdom.
Life Like Mine, How children live around the world,
A two- page spread for each
child in a different place in the world.
A School Like Mine, Dorling
A companion to A Life
Like Mine, we visit schools around the world to see what happens there.
Sales, Francesc d'A.
Ibrahim, (Lippincott, 1989).
Ibrahim is tempted to exchange his job in the old market place in
Marrakesh for a freer life as a desert nomad, until a dream shows him that
freedom is something carried in the heart.
Williams, Karen Lynn and Mohammed, Khadra.
Four Feet, Two Sandals,
refugee girl in a camp shares a pair of sandals with another barefooted girl.
TO LIVING ISLAM
What You Will See
Inside a Mosque, (Skylight Paths,
The author describes the
parts of the structure and the behavior of Muslims within it. Full colour
Abdullah, Noorah Kathryn,
What do we say…
Simple content and design. Question and answer format.
2009. Call to Prayer: The Story of Bilal,
Our Book of Du’a for Children,
(Chicago: IQRA, 1994).
Islamic Art and Culture, (Raintree, 2005).
What do we learn about a culture through its art? We see how and why people make
Conover, Sarah and Crane, Freda,
Ayat Jamilah: Beautiful Signs, A Treasury of
Islamic Wisdom for Children and Parents, (Eastern Washington University Press, 2004).
This anthology gathers traditional stories from across the Muslim world and
draws from the Qur’an and ahadith, Islamic spirituality and ethics, folktales
and exemplary persons of the Islamic
Tales from the Quran Series, (Tahrike Tarsile Quran, 1999-).
Prophetic stories and moral tales found in the Quran retold and illustrated by
the author for young children.
The Fall of the Giant
The King, the Prince, and the Naughty Sheep
Yunus and the Whale
The Great Night Journey and Other
Stories, (QEB, 2007).
Other stories in the book are:
Muhammad and the Holy Book, The Journey to Madinah,
and The Well in the Desert.
Harder, Elma Ruth, Lives of the Prophets,
(Oxford University Press, 1999).
Eleven stories simply retold, based only on the Noble Qur’an (no embellishing
details or stories from other traditions). Each story ends with a list of
ayat references, so students can find the story in the Qur’an.
is for Allah, (Mountain of Light, 2000)
Yusuf Islam wrote a song to
teach his first born child that the letter A stood first and foremost for Allah
the Almighty and not, as is often taught, only for apple. Through the the Arabic
alphabet, the reader is introduced to the fundamental aspects of Islam, from
Allah the One, to Jannah the Garden of Paradise, through to the Quran, the Book
of God, and Yawm ad-Deen, the Day of Judgement.
Tell Me about …Series,
(Goodword Books, 2001-).
Illustrated with maps,
photos, charts, and drawings, these books provide background information about
the life and times of the prophets and prophetic mission.
Tell Me about the Creation
Tell Me about Hajj
Tell Me about the
Tell Me about the
Tell Me about the
Tell Me about the
Nasr, Seyyed Hossein. Mecca the Blessed, Madinah the Radiant, ( Aperture
Photographs by Ali Kazuyoshi Nomachi. Most of these spectacular photos were
taken during the month of Ramadan when many faithful are in Mecca and Medina on
Sinclair, Mehded Maryam,
Miraculous Happenings in the Year of the Elephant,
(Islamic Foundation, 2008).
retelling of how the power-hungry Abrahah intended to destroy the Ka’ba. CD
accompanied by the storybook.
Sinclair, Mehded Maryam.
A Mercy to the Worlds,
(Amman: Nur al Qasas, 2008). CD.
introduction for young children to the whole prophetic tradition, beginning with
Adam and ending with Prophet Muhammad.
Sinclair, Mehded Maryam.
The Bowing of the Stars,
(Amman: Nur al Qasas, 2008). CD.
retelling of moments from the life of Prophet Yusuf.
TO SELECTED THEMES
I Call My Hand Gentle, (Viking, 2003).
What will your hand do? Read the book, discuss how you can choose your actions,
trace around your hand, and turn it into an art project.
The Colors of Us,
Simple tale of the many shades of children.
Sinclair, Mehded Maryam,
A Trust of Treasures, (Leicester: Islamic Foundation, 2009).
tale of praise to the One who created.
Hello World, Greetings in 42 Languages,
Name Was Hussein, 2004 .
Although they have kept
their Islamic traditions living in their Bulgarian village for many generations,
when an army takes over their village, a Muslim boy and his family are forced to
take Christian names.
Robert, Na’ima bint,
The Swirling Hijaab, (Mantra, 2002).
A little girl playing with
her mother’s hijaab imagines she is a brave warrior queen, an adventurous nomad
in the desert, a beautiful bride, and inside a Bedouin tent.
Deborah, Hannah and her Grandma, (Islamic Foundation, 2005).
As young Hannah and her
grandmother travel together, Hannah sees ayat all around her, while her
grandmother can not. Together they search for truth and finally agree.
MAKING A DIFFERENCE
The Goat Lady, (Tilbury House, 2004).
Two children and their
mother befriend an elderly lady who raises goats. For many years Noaelie has
provided goats milk for people who need it and sent her extra kids to poor
people through Heifer International. A true story.
D’Adamo, Francesco. 2005.
This moving docu-novel,
translated from the Italian, adds a new dimension to the recent biographies of
Iqbal Masih, the brave young activist who brought global attention to the
appalling facts of contemporary child labor when he escaped from bondage in a carpet factory and went on to help
liberate other children like him before he was killed at age 13.
Peter’s Wish, (Osu Children’s Library Fund, 2008).
Peter’s father works as a scout with an anti-poaching team in Tanzania.
Maria’s Wish, (Osu Children’s Library Fund, 2008).
This is the true story of how Maria’s family works to bring back the trees in
her village in Tanzania. Full colour photos.
Milway, K. Smith, 2008.
One Hen: How One Small Loan Made a Big Difference,
Kids Can Press.
Changes happen in the world, one person, one family, one community at a time.
Based on a real person, Kojo changed his community.
Morteson, Greg, and Roth, Susan,
Listen to the Wind: The Story of Dr. Greg and Three Cups of Tea,
(Dial Books, 2009).
The true story of how a failed climb up the mountain K2 inspired Dr. Greg to
build schools in remote regions of Pakistan and Afghanistan.
Stamaty, Mark Alan,
Alia’s Mission: Saving the Books of Iraq: Inspired by a True Story,
(Knopf Books, 2004).
Iraqi librarian’s courageous fight to save books from the Basra central library
before it was destroyed in the war in 2003 is told in graphic novel format.
Shea, Pegi Deitz,
The Carpet Boy’s Gift, (Tilbury House, 2003). Yearning for freedom
and schooling for himself and other children who toil in the carpet factory in
Pakistan to repay loans from the factory owner to their parents, Nadeem in
inspired by a former carpet boy named Iqbal Masih to lead the way.
Winter, Jeannette, The Librarian of Basra: A True
Story from Iraq, (Harcourt,
A librarian in Iraq
struggles to save books before the Basra library is destroyed by war.
Winter, Jeannette. Wangari’s Trees of
Peace, (Harcourt, 2008).
young Kenyan girl decides to plant nine seedlings, which grow along with her
plans to bring change. This is the true story of Wangari Maathai,
environmentalist and winner of Nobel Peace Prize.
Beach, Mark and Kauffman, Julie, Simply in
Season Children’s Cookbook: a world community cookbook, (Herald Press,
Scottdale, Pa, 2006).
This cookbook is an imaginative, active invitation for children to get in touch
with real food, see where it comes from, take responsibility for preparing it,
and have fun from the garden to the kitchen table.
Menzel, Peter and D’Aluisio,
Hungry Planet: What the World Eats, (Material World Books,
A photographic collection
exploring what the world eats featuring portraits of thirty families from
twenty-four countries surrounded by a week’s worth of food.
Ghazi, Suhaib Hamid, Ramadan,
(New York: Holiday House, 1996).
this small book provides good information about customs as it leads the reader
through a child’s day during Ramadan.
Heiligman, Deborah, Celebrate Ramadan and
Eid Al-Fitr with Praying, Fasting, and Charity.(National Geographic, 2006).
This lovely collection of photographs and elegant prose has backmatter with
facts about Islam and the Islamic calendar, a recipe and recommended books and
Celebrating Ramadan, (HolidayHouse, 2000).
family observes a month of prayer and fasting followed by celebration.
Jones-Bey, Hassaun Ali. 1996.
Better than a Thousand Months: An American Muslim
Family Celebration, Peace Jungle Music, Poems, Stories.
The father is confronted by
his 8-year-old daughter: "Why don't Muslims celebrate Christmas?" This little
girl is not looking for a theological response but instead wants the Muslim
counterpart of Christmas lights, carols and shopping. The father responds with a
creative, colorful and sometimes humorous answer that grows to include the
My First Ramadan,
(Henry Holt, 2007).
young boy observes Ramadan with his family.
Khan, Hena, Night of the Moon,
(Chronicle Books, 2008).
Vibrantly illustrated. Yasmeen watches the changing of the moon throughout the
month of Ramadan.
Matthews, Mary. Magid Fasts for Ramadan,
Magid, an eight- year-old boy in Cairo, is determined to celebrate Ramadan by
fasting, despite the opposition of family members who feel that he is not yet
old enough to fast.
Robert, Na’ima Bint,
(Frances Lincoln, 2009).
Stunning illustrations; lyrical text.
Whitman, Sylvia, Under the Ramadan Moon, (Albert Whitman and Co., 2008).
The patterned text makes an easy read along book for early years.
Zucker, Jonny, Fasting and Dates,
simple introduction to Ramadan and Eid-ul-Fitr.
Tales Told in Tents: Stories from Central Asia,
(Frances Lincoln, 2004). Travelling tales from the steppes, mountains, deserts,
and cities of Afghanistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tadjikistan, Turkmenistan and
Stories from the Silk Road, (Barefoot Books, 1999).
The spirit of the Silk Road guides us along the trade route from Chang’an to
Samarkand. Travelers are many, always ready to tell a good story. Collection of
seven stories, with a map and interesting facts as endmatter.
We’re Riding on a Caravan: An Adventure on the Silk Road,
(Barefoot Books, 2005).
yearlong caravan journey introduces readers to rugged travel on the ancient
trade route, with informative endnotes and a map. Lyrical refrain and
Traveling Man: The Journey of Ibn
Battuta, 1325-1354, (Boston:
Houghton Mifflin, 2001).
Ibn Battuta traveled nearly
75,000 miles in 29 years before returning to his home in Morocco in the 14th
century. Told in first person, this account of his journey engages young readers
with vivid images in text and illustration and provides detailed backmatter with
specific information of his route. Exquisite calligraphy.