BOOKS: MWE’s Recommended Reading for Kids

BOOKS: MWE’s Recommended Reading for Kids

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Summary Middle Way Education shares its list of recommended reading for kids.
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Below is Middle Way Education’s list of recommended reading for kids. For our book recommendations for educators, click here.

  • HH Dalai Lama with Cirnu, Eva and Czartoryski, Dominik. The Dalai Lama’s Advice for Children of All Ages (2017). Order from Amazon. (For more information about this book, visit dalailama4children.com).
  • Devorsine, Sally. Merci, Perceval (In French, forthcoming in English) (2018). Order from Amazon.
  • Devorsine, Sally. Now I Know… That We All Have A Jewel Inside Us Somewhere (2011). Order from Amazon.
  • Devorsine, Sally. Now I Know… That I Wouldn’t Be Who I Think I Am Without Other People (2011). Order from Amazon.
  • Devorsine, Sally. Now I Know… That I Should Pop My Balloon Before It Gets Too Big (2012). Order from Amazon.
  • Devorsine, Sally. Now I Know… That It’s Better To Face My Monsters (2014). Order from Amazon.
  • Devorsine, Sally. Now I Know… That I’m Not, Actually, Mr. Wonderful (At Least Not The Only One) (2014). Order from Amazon.
  • Devorsine, Sally. Now I Know…That It’s Better to Keep Quiet about the Good Things that I Do. (2014). Order from Amazon.
  • Emet, Joseph. Basket of Plums Songbook: Music in the Tradition of Thich Nhat Hanh (2013). Order from Parallax Press.
  • Hazell, Rebecca. The Sweeper: A Buddhist Tale (2017). Order from Shambhala Publications.
  • Johnson-Weider, Michelle L. In The Garden of Our Minds and Other Buddhist Stories (2013). Order from Amazon.
  • Loundon Kim, Sumi. Sitting Together: A Family-Centered Curriculum on Mindfulness, Meditation & Buddhist Teachings (2017). Order from Wisdom Publications. For more about this book set, see our review.
  • Lendler, Ian. Little Sid: The Tiny Prince Who Became Buddha (2018). Order from Macmillan.
  • Manos, Helen and Vivas, Julie. Samsara Dog (2007). Order from Indiebound.
  • Martin, Rafe. The Hungry Tigress: Buddhist Myths, Legends, and Jataka Tales (1984). Order from Amazon.
  • MacLean, Kerry Lee. Moody Cow Meditates (2009). Order from Wisdom Publications.
  • MacLean, Kerry Lee. Just Me and My Mind (2014). Order from Wisdom Publications.
  • Martin, Rafe and Wehrman, Richard. The Banyan Deer (2010). Order from Wisdom Publications.
  • McGinnis, Mark W. When the Buddha Was an Elephant: 32 Animal Wisdom Tales from the Jataka (2015). Order from Shambhala Publications.
  • Metcalf, Franz. Buddha in Your Backpack: Everyday Buddhism for Teens (2002). Order from Amazon.
  • Nagaraja, Dharmachari. Buddha at Bedtime: Tales of Love and Wisdom for You to Read with Your Child to Enchant, Enlighten, and Inspire (2008). Order from Barnes and Noble.
  • Snel, Eline. Sitting Still Like a Frog (2013). Order from Shambhala Publications.
  • Thich Nhat Hanh. A Pebble for Your Pocket (2010). Order from Parallax Press.
  • Thich Nhat Hanh. The Coconut Monk (2008). Order from Parallax Press.
  • Thich Nhat Hanh. The Dragon Prince (2007). Order from Parallax Press.
  • Thich Nhat Hanh. The Hermit and the Well (2003). Order from Parallax Press.
  • Thich Nhat Hanh. Old Path, White Clouds: Walking in the Footsteps of the Buddha (1991). Order from Parallax Press.
  • Winston, Diana. Wide Awake: A Buddhist Guide for Teens (2003). Order from Amazon.
  • Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche and Hayden, Torey. Ziji: The Puppy Who Learned to Meditate (2017). Order from Amazon.
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