Book Review: Prajapati

April 13, 2023
A self-published book available in print or eBook about the inspiring story of Prajapati, Buddha's aunt and guardian written and illustrated by Alicja Zmigrodzka.

Book Review: Where’s Buddha?

February 10, 2023
Where’s Buddha? is a wonderfully illustrated picture book for younger children with rhyming text that is accessible and very age-appropriate.

Book Review: The Life of the Buddha

February 10, 2023
The Life of the Buddha by Heather Sanche is poetic, clear, and concise, with magical illustrations by Tara di Gesu. The story is focused on his path to enlightenment, and told in a non-sectarian way that honors all Buddhist traditions. 

Book Review: The Day the Buddha Woke Up

February 10, 2023
The Day the Buddha Woke Up was written with very young children in mind, and tells the story of the Buddha’s life and path from birth to enlightenment in clear, simple prose.

Buddhist Ebooks for Children on Buddhanet

January 10, 2023
Buddhanet is a website dedicated to making the Buddha's teachings freely available to all. This is a valuable collection of freely downloadable children's ebooks in pdf format.

Book Review: Prince Siddhartha: The Story of the Buddha

December 24, 2022
A beautifully illustrated and well-written chapter book detailing the life of Siddhartha and his awakening as the Buddha. Highly recommended for age 5 and up.

Book Review: The Barefoot King: A Story about Feeling Frustrated

December 23, 2022
A lighthearted story about the consequences of rash decisions and the importance of problem solving, responsibility, and acceptance for kids ages 4-8.

Book Review: The Hero of Compassion

November 26, 2022
An inspiring book by Harry Einhorn, who is a composer, artist, meditation instructor and MWE dharma learning specialist. Published by Bala Kids, this book is a simple story that describes the aspirations and activities of Lokeshvara, and how he came to have a thousand arms and eyes.

Interview: “The Sacred Work of Sandra Cisneros”

August 17, 2022
Angélica Paljor wrote this interview with Sandra Cisneros published in August, 2022 on Lion’s Roar entitled, “The Sacred Work of Sandra Cisneros.” The author speaks candidly about her own struggles, and how writing has been a practice that has helped transform them. An essential ingredient in Buddhist education is seeing how others integrate their view and practice into their work, art, and lives. Cisneros' example is vital as students work on developing their own voice, and considering how their view and self-expression are inextricable.

Teaching History and Symbolism in Kuan Yin: The Princess Who Became the Goddess of Compassion

May 10, 2021
This key provides references with links to study the history depicted in Kuan Yin: The Princess Who Became the Goddess of Compassion.
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