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Books

MWE celebrates the power of the written word to ignite the imagination and bring clarity. From time to time we will review books that touch upon themes of education and dharma. Some of these books are for children, some are for adults. We also welcome recommendations from our users.

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Review of Our Animal Neighbors

September 14, 2020
A review of the new book by Matthieu Ricard and Jason Gruhl that offers a friendly perspective on how we relate to the beings with whom we share earth.

The Barefoot King: From Early Sketches to Final Paintings with Illustrator Olivia Holden

August 6, 2020
Olivia Holden shares her process, from early character sketches to final paintings for The Barefoot King! See how she developed King Creet's expressions and how she decided on the rich color palate for the book.

Meet Andrew Jordan Nance and The Barefoot King

August 6, 2020
Author Andrew Jordan Nance introduces the major themes in his new book, The Barefoot King, and reads the first few pages aloud!

The Barefoot King

July 1, 2020
Based on the ancient wisdom of the Buddhist sage Shantideva, this story shows how we can find creative solutions when something is difficult or makes us frustrated.

Review of The Life of the Buddha

June 16, 2020
A review of this exquisitely illustrated children's book that recounts Prince Siddhartha’s journey of truth-seeking and discovery, including his life-altering encounters with human suffering and his realization of the Four Noble Truths. 

Krit Dreams of Dragon Fruit

May 28, 2020
About the book Krit Dreams of Dragon Fruit: A Story of Leaving and Finding Home

Breathing Makes It Better

May 28, 2020
About the book Breathing Makes It Better: A Book for Sad Days, Mad Days, Glad Days, and All the Feelings In-Between

Anytime Yoga

May 28, 2020
Simple yoga poses for kids ages 3–7 to practice throughout the day, for energy in the morning, focus during the day, and calm when they need a break.

9 Books about the Life of the Buddha

April 28, 2020
Middle Way School reviews 9 English-language books about the life of the Buddha.