Best Books for Young Skeptics

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What about Gods? (Skeptic's Bookshelf Series)
1.  What about Gods? (Skeptic's Bookshelf Series) by Chris Brockman
The list author says:
  "Introduction to atheism, one of the very few available for younger children."
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Sasquatches from Outer Space : Exploring the Weirdest Mysteries Ever
2.  Sasquatches from Outer Space : Exploring the Weirdest Mysteries Ever by Tim Yule
The list author says:
  "Critical examination of the arguments for the existence of Big Foot, etc."
$14.11   Used & New from: $0.01
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)

How Do You Know It's True?
3.  How Do You Know It's True? by Hy Ruchlis
The list author says:
  "Introduction to critical thinking for young adults or advanced younger readers."
$15.03   Used & New from: $0.01
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)

Humanism, What's That?: A Book for Curious Kids
4.  Humanism, What's That?: A Book for Curious Kids by Helen Bennett
The list author says:
  "A conversation between Mrs. Green, a science teacher, and her students forms the basis of this thoughtful work. Starting with the historic concept of separation of church and state, the curious youngsters' insistent questions lead to a conversation of philosophic issues."
$11.38   Used & New from: $3.20
3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (23 customer reviews)

Alexander Fox and the Amazing Mind Reader
5.  Alexander Fox and the Amazing Mind Reader by John C. Clayton
The list author says:
  "Fiction dealing with critical thinking and miraculous claims. Skeptical young Alexander Fox sets out to debunk a psychic's claims."
$15.74   Used & New from: $0.01
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)

Flat Earth? Round Earth?
6.  Flat Earth? Round Earth? by Theresa Martin
The list author says:
  "Fiction about believing in something despite all evidence. The main character must prove that the Earth is round to another character who stubbornly insists it is flat."
$13.35   Used & New from: $7.41
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)

Maybe Yes, Maybe No
7.  Maybe Yes, Maybe No by Dan Barker
The list author says:
  "Introduction to skepticism for younger readers."
$13.27   Used & New from: $6.40
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (43 customer reviews)

Maybe Right, Maybe Wrong
8.  Maybe Right, Maybe Wrong by Dan Barker
The list author says:
  "This book addresses morality and ethics and making moral choices."
$14.12   Used & New from: $5.00
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 customer reviews)

The Little Book of Big Questions
9.  The Little Book of Big Questions by Jackie French
The list author says:
  "Though the book takes something of a wishy-washy stance on the subject of deities, the thought-provoking questions included are sure to stimulate young minds."
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The Evolution Book
10.  The Evolution Book by Sara Bonnett Stein
The list author says:
  "There's a wealth of scientific information here, much of it quite complex. This book is best for middle school or advanced upper elementary readers. Lots of interesting activities complement the text."
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Bringing Ufos Down to Earth (Young Readers (New York, N.Y.).)
11.  Bringing Ufos Down to Earth (Young Readers (New York, N.Y.).) by Philip J. Klass
The list author says:
  "Critical examination of UFOS, abductions and other claims involving aliens from outer space."
$15.99   Used & New from: $7.00
3.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)

The Usborne Book of World Religions (World Religions (Usborne))
12.  The Usborne Book of World Religions (World Religions (Usborne)) by Susan Meredith
The list author says:
  "A nice, balanced resource with plenty of information on world religions. It also includes a blurb on atheism, agnosticism & humanism and doesn't shy away from mentioning negative impacts of religion."
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How Whales Walked Into the Sea
13.  How Whales Walked Into the Sea by Faith McNulty
The list author says:
  "Traces the evolution of whales in a picture book format, making it more appropriate for younger children than 'The Evolution Book' mentioned above."
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The Tree Of Life: The Wonders Of Evolution
14.  The Tree Of Life: The Wonders Of Evolution by Ellen B. Jackson
The list author says:
  "Introduction to evolution, also in a picture-book format. Would be a good companion book for 'How Whales Walked Into the Sea' for younger readers."
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3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)

Lifetimes: The Beautiful Way to Explain Death to Children
15.  Lifetimes: The Beautiful Way to Explain Death to Children by Bryan Mellonie
The list author says:
  "Included for its naturalistic, nonmystical view of death. It mentions that nothing lives forever and every living thing has a lifetime of only so many years."
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4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (126 customer reviews)

A Solstice Tree for Jenny (Search for the Future)
16.  A Solstice Tree for Jenny (Search for the Future) by Karen Shragg
The list author says:
  "While few secular families eschew the holidays as Jenny's family does, this picture book presents an alternative point of view and affirms children whose parents desire a totally secular holiday."
$11.19   Used & New from: $7.80
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)

The Winter Solstice
17.  The Winter Solstice by Ellen B. Jackson
The list author says:
  "Customs, science, history, and folklore behind the Winter Solstice. Also check out Jackson's companion books for the Spring and Fall Equinoxes and the Summer Solstice."
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The Shortest Day: Celebrating the Winter Solstice
18.  The Shortest Day: Celebrating the Winter Solstice by Wendy Pfeffer
The list author says:
  "This picture book explains what the winter solstice is and how it has been observed by various cultures throughout history."
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4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (32 customer reviews)

Illustrated Book of Myths
19.  Illustrated Book of Myths by Neil Philip
The list author says:
  "Wonderful myths from many diverse cultures! Although the biblical god is not included in any of them, freethinking parents can point out the sheer number of other deities people used to believe in."
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Young Person's Guide to Philosophy
20.  Young Person's Guide to Philosophy by Jeremy Weate
The list author says:
  "Introduces over twenty-five of the world's greatest philosophers and presents a simple version of the tenets of philosophy."
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Test Your Science IQ
21.  Test Your Science IQ by Charles J. Cazeau
The list author says:
  "Hundreds of addictive questions and answers covering both science and pseudoscience. For young adults and advanced younger readers."
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5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)

George's Secret Key to the Universe
22.  George's Secret Key to the Universe by Stephen Hawking
The list author says:
  "Follows the adventures of a young boy and his neighbor friend as they travel through a computer portal into outer space, where they explore such mysteries as black holes and the origins of the universe, while trying to evade an evil scientist."
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4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (121 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

You Are a Star!
23.  You Are a Star! by Michael Parker
The list author says:
  "A young girl takes a trip from her bedroom into the sky, past the moon, and through the universe, learning that she is made of stars."
$11.51   Used & New from: $3.89
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)

How Come?
24.  How Come? by Kathy Wollard
The list author says:
  "For every kid who really wants to know, here is a lively collection of explanations to the most frequently asked questions about our world."
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Wonder-Workers!
25.  Wonder-Workers! by Joe Nickell
The list author says:
  "Critical examination of miraculous claims."
$17.09   Used & New from: $0.01

Four Corners of the Sky: Creation Stories and Cosmologies from Around the World
26.  Four Corners of the Sky: Creation Stories and Cosmologies from Around the World by Steven J. Zeitlin
The list author says:
  "Creation stories for older readers introduce 16 cosmologies from ancient cultures, including Maori, Egyptian, Greek, Hebrew, Inca, Jain, Desana Indian, Haitian, Iroquois, Fon, Chumash, and Chinese."
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Wise Guy: The Life and Philosophy of Socrates
27.  Wise Guy: The Life and Philosophy of Socrates by Mark David Usher
The list author says:
  "A biography of Socrates, a philosopher and teacher in ancient Greece who held that wisdom comes from questioning ideas and values rather than simply accepting what is passed on by parents and teachers."
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Nibbling on Einstein's Brain: The Good, the Bad and the Bogus in Science
28.  Nibbling on Einstein's Brain: The Good, the Bad and the Bogus in Science by Diane Swanson
The list author says:
  "Swanson offers analysis and many, many examples of vague theories, poor logic, badly designed experiments, biased scientific spokespersons, wild advertising claims, and irresponsible journalism."
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The Philosophers' Club
29.  The Philosophers' Club by Christopher Phillips
The list author says:
  "Introduction to Philosophy and other big questions for younger children, sure to inspire lots of thought."
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Big Bang
30.  Big Bang by Heather Couper
The list author says:
  "Explores the Big Bang theory of how the universe may have begun."
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Gullible's Travels
31.  Gullible's Travels by Steve Allen
The list author says:
  "An audio book for younger listeners about Gullible, a man who believes everything he hears."
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Creation
32.  Creation by Ann Pilling
The list author says:
  "Creation myths presented in picture book format. This collection is well-suited to reading aloud and is the only book I've seen where the biblical account is given equal weight with other myths."
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The Magic Detectives: Join Them in Solving Strange Mysteries
33.  The Magic Detectives: Join Them in Solving Strange Mysteries by Joe Nickell
The list author says:
  "30 mysteries encourage readers to think for themselves before the solution is offered. Historical ghost incidents, Mummy’s Curse, UFO creatures, Holy shroud, Loch Ness, and more"
$12.73   Used & New from: $0.01

Just Pretend: A Freethought Book for Children
34.  Just Pretend: A Freethought Book for Children by Dan Barker
The list author says:
  "Introduction to freethought."
$15.00   Used & New from: $8.95
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)

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