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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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Joyful Parents, Successful Children: A Free Book by Lama Zopa Rinpoche

February 9, 2021
As Buddhist parents, we have a special and very important responsibility to ensure that our children not only receive a good worldly education but are also educated to be good-hearted human beings. In this book, Lama Zopa Rinpoche explains how we can teach our children the good qualities and behavior that are essential for achieving every type of happiness, both short- and long-term.

Gabi Garcia’s Children’s Books

December 9, 2020
Gabi Garcia writes her children's books to support parents and educators in nurturing mindfulness and awareness in children.

Kerry MacLean’s Children’s Books

December 8, 2020
Kerry Lee MacLean has written a number of award-winning children's books that present such practices as mindfulness, meditation, and compassion.

The “Now I Know…” book series by Sally Devorsine

November 30, 2020
About the Now I Know... book series by Sally Devorsine

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.