Best Children’s Buddhism Books

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1. All Thirteen: The Incredible Cave Rescue of the Thai Boys' Soccer Team (Newbery Honor Book)

Author: by Christina Soontornvat
Candlewick
English
288 pages

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A 2021 Newbery Honor BookA 2021 Robert F. Sibert Honor BookA 2021 YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults FinalistA unique account of the amazing Thai cave rescue told in a heart-racing, you-are-there style that blends suspense, science, and cultural insight.

On June 23, 2018, twelve young players of the Wild Boars soccer team and their coach enter a cave in northern Thailand seeking an afternoon’s adventure. But when they turn to leave, rising floodwaters block their path out. The boys are trapped!

Before long, news of the missing team spreads, launching a seventeen-day rescue operation involving thousands of rescuers from around the globe. As the world sits vigil, people begin to wonder: how long can a group of ordinary kids survive in complete darkness, with no food or clean water?

Luckily, the Wild Boars are a very extraordinary “ordinary” group. Combining firsthand interviews of rescue workers with in-depth science and details of the region’s culture and religion, author Christina Soontornvatwho was visiting family in Northern Thailand when the Wild Boars went missingmasterfully shows how both the complex engineering operation above ground and the mental struggles of the thirteen young people below proved critical in the life-or-death mission.


2. Teach Your Dragon To Understand Consequences: A Dragon Book To Teach Children About Choices and Consequences. A Cute Children Story To Teach Kids How To Make Good Choices. (My Dragon Books)

Author: by Steve Herman
English
44 pages
1948040387

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A Cute Dragon Book To Teach Kids About Consequences and Making Good Choices. Your Children Will Immediately Understand Why Some Small Thoughtless Actions Could Lead To Big Consequences, and How To Make Good Choice! Having a pet dragon is very fun.

You can teach your dragon to sit, stand, roll over, and you can even potty train him… But what if your dragon is constantly doing bad things, and he argues that it’s so small, just a little thing, nobody will know, etc?What do you do?

You teach him about consequences. You teach him that everything we do, no matter small or big, will come back in return, and so he should consider to do good things instead.How do you do it? Get this book now and find out how!

Fun, cute and entertaining with beautiful illustrations, this playful dragon book will help kids to understand consequences, and how to make good choices. A must have book for children and parents to teach kids lessons about consequences. GET THIS BOOK NOW AND ENJOY!!!


3. The Kids Book of World Religions

Author: by Jennifer Glossop
Kids Can Press
English
64 pages

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By gaining a greater understanding of the cultures and beliefs of people around the world, children build respect and tolerance for the differences that make each of us unique. With objectivity and accessibility, this title in the Kids Book of series looks at the histories, scriptures, places of worship, religious leaders, gods and major festivals that are the foundations of many of the world’s religions.

Features a glossary and an index.


4. Buddha at Bedtime: Tales of Love and Wisdom for You to Read with Your Child to Enchant, Enlighten and Inspire

Author: by Dharmachari Nagaraja
Duncan Baird
English
144 pages

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Easy and fun everyday Buddhism activities for kids ages 2 to 8Growing up can be hard, with lots of big changes and confusing feelingsbut practicing Buddhism can help turn that confusion into curiosity and excitement about the world and our place in it.

Using easy-to-follow meditations for kids, interactive activities, and vivid retellings of classic Buddhist stories, Buddhism for Kids brings the Dharma, or Buddhist teachings, to kids. Buddhism for Kids makes the practice fun and interactive. Organized by time of daymorning, day, and nightthe book is designed to meet your little one’s energy level, or wind them down for bed.

Kids will learn how to check in with nature by greeting trees, express their feelings by drawing monsters, show kindness through a surprise gift, and apply the lessons learned through incredible stories to their own life. Buddhism for Kids includes:Dharma playWatch your kids bring the teachings to life any time of the day through fun games and creative activities.


6. Diwali (Celebrate the World)

Author: by Hannah Eliot
153441990X
Little Simon
English

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Learn all about the traditions of Diwali with this third book in the delightful board book series Celebrate the World, which highlights special occasions and holidays across the globe. Each autumn we gather with our friends and family and light our brightest lanterns.

It’s time for Diwali, the festival of lights! In this lovely board book with illustrations from Archana Sreenivasan, readers learn that the five days of Diwali are a time to pray for a bountiful season, celebrate the special bonds between siblings, and rejoice in the victory of light over darkness and good over evil.


7. God's Dream

Author: by Desmond Archbishop Tutu
Candlewick
English
32 pages

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Available in a board book edition! With warmth and humor, Archbishop Tutu distills his philosophy of unity and forgiveness for the very young. Archbishop Desmond Tutu has a vision of God’s dream, which he shares here with the youngest of listeners.

It involves people who reach out and hold each other’s hands, but sometimes get angry and hurt each other and say they’re sorry and forgive. It’s a wish that everyone will see they are brothers and sisters, no matter their way of speaking to God, no matter the size of their nose or the shade of their skin.

Aided by vibrant artwork evoking such images as a rainbow and a sharing circle, Tutu offers the essence of his ubuntu philosophy, a wisdom so clear and crystalline that even the smallest child can understand.


8. Under the Bodhi Tree: A Story of the Buddha

Author: by Deborah Hopkinson
English
32 pages
1683641531

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Who was the Buddha?Once upon a time in ancient India, a prince was born. His name was Siddhartha, and one day he would inherit a powerful kingdom. His father tried to protect him from the suffering and hardship beyond the palace walls, but just like children everywhere, the prince longed to see the world.

Under the Bodhi Tree is the story of a boy and his journey for understanding that eventually led him to the path of peace. Told in lyrical language, this excellent introduction to the story of the Buddha is beautifully illustrated and perfect for children who are curious about the real people who made history.


9. Silk Roads

Author: by Peter Frankopan
English
128 pages
1547600217

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Set your sails east with this stunningly original new history of the world. Peter Frankopan explores the connections made by people, trade, disease, war, religion, adventure, science and technology in this extraordinary book about how the east married the west with a remarkable voyage at its heart the journey along the Silk Roads.

From ancient world laws laid down by King Hammurabi and the mighty Persian empire, to terrifying huns, the rise of Europe, two world wars and politics today, The Silk Roads moves through time and history sewing together the threads from different peoples, empires and continents into a phenomenal history of the globe.

With stories from each and every corner of society, Frankopan’s magnificent retelling of his literary triumph The Silk Roads, sumptuously illustrated by Neil Packer, is a must-have world history.

10. Zen Happiness (A Stillwater Book)

Author: by Jon J Muth
Scholastic Press
English
32 pages

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Stillwater, the beloved Zen panda, now in his own Apple TV+ original series! Resonant sayings to inspire happiness and mindfulness are paired with exquisite artwork by Caldecott Honor Book and New York Times Bestselling author/artist Jon J Muth. This beautiful, small-format gift book contains twelve inspiring and affirmational sayings that take on deeper meaning when paired with Jon J Muth’s profoundly beautiful Zen books, many featuring the beloved panda bear, Stillwater.

This is a book to cherish. Every saying inspires delight, and each picture is worth a thousand words! Nourishment for the spirit!

11. Everything Is Connected

Author: by Jason Gruhl
Bala Kids
English
36 pages

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A magical meditation on the powerful idea that we are connected to everything and everyone. Playful illustrations and funny, rhyming text show readers all of the many ways we are linked to every big, small, hairy, slimy, snuggly, scaly, floppy, flappy, bristly, buzzy, beautiful creature on Earth.

One of Bala Kids’s inaugural releases, this waggish picture book takes its title to heart, emphasizing readers’ connection to an eclectic roundup of people, objects, and phenomena. Publishers Weekly Jason Gruhl invokes Dr. Seuss with some light rhyming and brings up everything that entrances childrentarantulas, slime, comets, you name it.

Ignasi Font’s visually complex and incredibly funny illustrations (a blobfish that looks like Squidward? Will keep kids observing even on the hundredth read. The book is destined to become a dharma classic. Tricycle Everything is connected. And since you are part of everything, you are connected to everything: to pharaohs, Ben Franklin, T.

Rex, ancient Greece, to love and to poverty, hunger and peace!

12. The Calm Buddha at Bedtime: Tales of Wisdom, Compassion and Mindfulness to Read with Your Child

Author: by Dharmachari Nagaraja
Watkins Publishing
English
128 pages

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A beautifully illustrated collection of classic Buddhist tales that will calm your child’s mind before bedtimecomplete with a series of mindfulness meditations for kids and their parents Growing up in the modern world, our children have to cope with an ever-increasing amount of stress, which can feel worrying to both them and us.

The ancient wisdom of Buddhism, with its emphasis on peace, mindfulness and compassion, is the ideal basis for helping any child face these challenges with inner confidence and calm. Building on the age-old art of storytelling, this beautiful book retells eighteen ancient Buddhist tales in a way that is thoroughly fun and accessible to children.

Featuring original, full-page illustrations, the stories will transport children into imaginary worlds of enlightenment and discovery. Here, they will meet all sorts of delightful characters and discover easy-to-understand Buddhist messages that will empower them to think about how they can apply values such as patience, honesty, authenticity and generosity in their own lives.

13. Wide Awake: A Buddhist Guide for Teens

Author: by Diana Winston
TarcherPerigee
English
304 pages

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Many of today’s teenagers are tired of the pressure to compete and consume-and are looking for a different way to live their lives. This book offers an alternative: the 2,500-year old practice of Buddhism. Written in a style that will have immediate appeal to young “seekers” and those wanting to understand the ancient teachings, this book addresses such relevant topics as peer pressure, emotional difficulties, stress, fostering peace, and even protecting the environment.

For everyone looking for self-help, self-esteem, and self-awareness, this book offers advice on:Discovering truth in a world of hypeFinding peace amid the ups and downs of lifeAccepting ourselvesWorking with difficult emotionsHow to meditateDealing with temptations and making the right decisions about sex and drugsAdvice on volunteering, working for peace, and protecting the environment

14. Who Believes What?: Exploring the World’s Major Religions

Author: by Wills
Owlkids
English
40 pages

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In today’s multicultural cities and interconnected world, understanding different belief systems can help kids appreciate the differences of people they see every day, or people who live on the other side of the globe. This book introduces readers to the five major world religions by population: Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Islam, and Judaism.

Each mini-section opens with a fully illustrated spread representing one religion. Designed in a search-and-find style, the illustrated spreads are busy, bright, and jam-packed with details that show people worshipping among symbolic places, rituals, and objects. A text spread follows, pulling out details from the illustrated page and providing further information about the history, festivals, places of worship, celebrations, religious leaders, and gods of each religion.

Front matter gives broader overall context about religion and each featured belief system, making this a comprehensive go-to resource for introducing religion and global cultures.

15. Each Breath a Smile

Author: by Sister Susan
English
32 pages
1888375221

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Each Breath a Smile introduces preschool-aged children to mindful breathing. Through beautiful color illustrations, children learn to connect with their breathing to help them experience calmness and enjoy a deeper relationship with their friends and family. Illustrations of trees, frogs, crickets, and birds remind them of the many simple joys available in the world around them.

With twenty-eight full-page color illustrations by artists Nguyen Thi Hop and Nguyen Dong, this book will delight children while serving as a valuable resource for parents and teachers.

16. A Pebble for Your Pocket: Mindful Stories for Children and Grown-ups

Author: by Thich Nhat Hanh
Plum Blossom
English
144 pages

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Drawn from Thich Nhat Hanh’s Dharma talks given to young people, A Pebble for Your Pocket presents the basic teachings of the Buddha in accessible and modern language. Combining the stories and mediation practices from the previous edition of A Pebble for your Pocket with those collected in Under the Rose Apple Tree plus several new stories, this completely revised edition is written in a conversational style, and is comprised of Buddhist parables, and stories from the author’s own childhood experiences.

They elucidate principles of Buddhism and mindfulness practice, and give the young reader and their parents concrete advise on handling difficult emotions such as anger, from which the title – a pebble for your pocket – is taken. Written in a highly accessible style that doesn’t rely on lot of jargon or difficult vocabulary requiring breaks for explanation, Thich Nhat Hanh emphasizes the importance of the present moment through vivid metaphors, original allegories, and colorful stories.