Nice to use when teaching children about breathing and meditation. Ages 3 to 9.
The Cononut Monk
Thich Nhat Hanh
The Sun in My Belly
A simple story of friendship, conflict, finding inspiration from listening to nature and making things right again. (ages 4 to 9).
Tibetan Tales for Little Buddhas
Naomi C. Rose
A small collection of stories with nice illustrations. My little liked the Om Mane Padme Hum chant that is part of one story and went around chanting “Oh Mommy, Poppy, home” (ages 3 and up).
In Search of the Thunder Dragon
Sophie and Romio Shrestha
The illustrations alone are worth the price of this book. Sophie travel to her father’s homeland in Bhutan and with her cousin searches for the Thunder Dragons with the help of a magical lion. We love looking at the picture of the mountain lion radiating a rainbow aura.
Kindness: A Treasury of Buddhist Wisdom for Children and Adults
This is one of those books I recommend to everyone and they have yet to be disappointed. These are retellings of some of the classic Buddhist stories with sparse illustrations. Great for reading aloud at bedtime or storytime or reading alone. Ages 6 and up.
The Lost Thing
Mordicai Gerstein introduces children to the cycle of rebirth through the tale of a Tibetan boy who lives in a beautiful and loves to fly kites. After a long life, the boy dies and is faced with the choice of becoming "part of the endless universe some call heaven" or being reborn somewhere among "the hundreds of millions of worlds."
Iillustrated by Danuta Mayer,
A tender story of compassion, healing, and the guiding power of dreams. Tenzin, who lives in the rugged but beautiful mountains of Tibet is both kind and wise. He finds a wounded deer named Jampa and learns about the art and science of healing through the experience.
Great gift book for new or expectant parents. Photos of children doing natural yoga poses in their journey to become vertical. Each photograph has an inspiring contemplative quote. Intended to open our eyes to the depth of spirit present in our children.
A Quiet Place
The Quiltmaker's Gift
The Quiltmaker’s Gift tells the story of a greedy king, who with the help of a generous quiltmaker, learns to find happiness by giving to others (ages 4+).
There is a Flower at the Tip of my Nose Smelling Me
Thirteen traiditional Buddhist tales of humor, generosity, compassion and life after death. Includes Zen parables, Indian, Chinese, Tibetan and Burmese folktales. (ages 4 and up).
Buddhist Animal Wisdom Stories
Traditional Jakata tales use animal characters to illuminate human virtues and foibles. Ages 5 and up.
I Once Was a Monkey: Stories Buddha Told
Jeanne M. Lee The Golden Goose King: A Tale Told by the Buddha
The Bear Who Wanted to be a Bear
Jorg steiner and Jong Muller
Issues of identity environmental protection and the pursuit of one’s true self are explored with humor and imagination in this modern fable of a bear who wakes up and finds a factory has been built over his den. He is mistaken for a human and forced to work in the factory. In the end his bear nature asserts itself despite attempts to make him conform to the human world. Hey Little Ant
Phillip and Hannah Hoose
Through the eyes of an insect we learn about empathy and nonviolence.
The all-seeing boy believed there must be a way to make people happy. He meets a mysterious hobo who taught him about the blue sky of happiness and our inherent, somewhat magical ability to bring happiness to others. Ages 6 -10.
The Little Stone Lion
A quiet and dignified small stone lion watches over the villagers and holds their collective memory. Children walking at night see him and feel safe, old people stroke his head and remember their childhood.
Three coins, three wishes, a folding magic wand, and a clever cat accompany a young boy on a magical journey. Teaches children of the true fortune that comes when we follow the kindness of our hearts. Ages 4-10.
Where is Tibet?
Where is Tibet is a way of asking where is happiness? This book takes children on a double journey to a real country and into their own hearts in their universal search for a place of peace. Ages 4-8.
Buddhist Books for Teens Just Say Om: Your Lifes’s Journey
Wide Awake: A Buddhist Guide for Teens
The Way of Youth: Buddhist Common Sense for Handling Life’s Questions
Buddha in Your Backpack: Everyday Buddhism for Teens
Blue Jean Buddha: Voices of Young Buddhists
Buddhist and Buddhist Inspired Parenting Books Everyday Blessings: The Inner work of Mindful Parenting