Kindness: Buddhist ideals for kids

Kindness: A Treasury of Buddhist Wisdom for Children and Parents by Sarah Conover and Valerie Wahl.

Traditional Buddhist tales shortened a bit for children. In the “Monkey King,” for example, a palace monkey is returned to the wild where he illustrates the selfish and unkind ways of men. Recommended for ages 9-12. Vocabulary is a bit heavy, so definitely one to read together.

Ben and the Dragon

Ben and the Dragon by David Weimer:

ben and the dragonCourage, love, famly, wonder—the elements of great story thrive in Weimer’s world of Ben and the Dragon. Contemporary, yet timeless, this story of a boy and a dragon who change places for a day will leave you listening for the haunting whispers of eternal perfection that weave amongst the words… and your kids might enjoy it, too! Lovingly illlustrated by Andrée Weimer.