Buddhist Books for Kids and Teens

A Listmania! list by L. Erickson "Mommy Mystic" (Los Angeles, CA)
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The list author says: "Whatever your religious faith, Buddhism offers much valuable guidance on how to live ethically and consciously. Meditation and mindfulness practices drawn from Buddhism also have tremendous health and stress management benefits. Considering that, kids and teens have much to gain from learning about Buddhism and Buddhist practice.

Note: This list is ordered by target age for each book."
Each Breath a Smile
1.  Each Breath a Smile by Sister Susan
The list author says:
  "Preschool - Great introduction to mindfulness for preschool aged children."
$8.49   Used & New from: $3.51
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)

Peaceful Piggy Meditation (Albert Whitman Prairie Books)
2.  Peaceful Piggy Meditation (Albert Whitman Prairie Books) by Kerry Lee MacLean
The list author says:
  "Ages 3-8 - Fun and relevant introduction to meditation and its benefits for elementary age kids."
$4.14   Used & New from: $3.33
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (84 customer reviews)

Moody Cow Meditates
3.  Moody Cow Meditates by Kerry Lee MacLean
The list author says:
  "Ages 3-8 - By the same author as Peaceful Piggy Meditation, this book is great for getting kids to talk about difficult emotions, especially anger, and for introducing meditation as a way to help deal with them."
$12.22   Used & New from: $7.91
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (46 customer reviews)

Anh's Anger
4.  Anh's Anger by Gail Silver
The list author says:
  "Ages 4-8. By Thich Nhat Hanh, explores ways to work with anger"
$12.91   Used & New from: $6.52
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (35 customer reviews)

The Three Questions [Based on a story by Leo Tolstoy]
5.  The Three Questions [Based on a story by Leo Tolstoy] by Leo Tolstoy
The list author says:
  "Ages 3-8 - A lovely book in which a young boy asks three important questions, and receives the answers through life, rather than words. Focuses on themes of mindfulness and kindness."
$14.02   Used & New from: $0.90
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (130 customer reviews)

Zen Ties
6.  Zen Ties by Jon J. Muth
The list author says:
  "Ages 3-8 - Along with Zen Shorts, these are classic tales on compassion and mindfulness for young kids."
$13.28   Used & New from: $1.08
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (52 customer reviews)

Buddha at Bedtime: Tales of Love and Wisdom for You to Read with Your Child to Enchant, Enlighten and Inspire
7.  Buddha at Bedtime: Tales of Love and Wisdom for You to Read with Your Child to Enchant, Enlighten and Inspire by Dharmachari Nagaraja
The list author says:
  "Ages 3-8 - A beautiful retelling of 20+ Jataka Tales (Buddhist folk tales) covering themes of compassion, humility, honesty, inner strength, and more. Lovely pictures to boot."
$9.32
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (133 customer reviews)

Teacher Resource Guide set: Teacher Resource Guide boxed with 12 Jataka Tales (Spanish Edition)
8.  Teacher Resource Guide set: Teacher Resource Guide boxed with 12 Jataka Tales (Spanish Edition) by Dharma
The list author says:
  "Ages 3-8 - Set of 12 Buddhist folk tales from India featuring animals and magical creatures, used in Buddhist cultures to teach children ethics. Contains teacher/parent guides and coloring pages."
$90.58   Used & New from: $75.34
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)

Parrot and the Fig Tree (Jataka Tale)
9.  Parrot and the Fig Tree (Jataka Tale) by Michael Harman
The list author says:
  "Ages 3-8 - One of a series of Buddhist folk tales used to teach children ethics. This one centers on the interdependency on of all beings and loyalty."
$8.06   Used & New from: $4.50
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)

Wisdom of the Golden Goose (A Jataka Tale)
10.  Wisdom of the Golden Goose (A Jataka Tale) by Sherry Nestorowich
The list author says:
  "Ages 3-8 - One of a series of Buddhist folk-tales used to teach children ethics. This one teaches gratitude and wisdom."
$8.06   Used & New from: $5.22
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)

Magic of Patience (A Jataka Tale)
11.  Magic of Patience (A Jataka Tale) by Rosalyn White
The list author says:
  "Ages 3-8 - One of a series of Buddhist folk tales used to teach children ethics. This one centers on the value of compassion and patience."
$8.06   Used & New from: $2.36
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)

In the Garden of Our Minds and Other Buddhist Stories
12.  In the Garden of Our Minds and Other Buddhist Stories by Michelle L Johnson-Weider
The list author says:
  "6-10 This is a wonderful offering for elementary aged children that weaves traditional Buddhist tales in with a contemporary family setting."
$17.96   Used & New from: $17.22
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)

I Once Was a Monkey: Stories Buddha Told
13.  I Once Was a Monkey: Stories Buddha Told by Jeanne M. Lee
The list author says:
  "Ages 9 - 12 - Buddhist Jataka Tales with ethical lessons for elementary age kids."
$14.91   Used & New from: $5.24
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)

Prince Siddhartha: The Story of Buddha
14.  Prince Siddhartha: The Story of Buddha by Jonathan Landaw
The list author says:
  "Ages 9 - 12 - Great introduction to the Buddha's life for older elementary and middle school kids."
Used & New from: $3.99
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (31 customer reviews)

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A Pebble for Your Pocket
15.  A Pebble for Your Pocket by Thich Nhat Hanh
The list author says:
  "Ages 9 - 12 - A beautiful set of stories by Thich Nhat Hanh, each with a theme related to mindfulness or compassion."
Used & New from: $0.01
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)

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Kindness: A Treasury of Buddhist Wisdom for Children and Parents (Little Light of Mine Series)
16.  Kindness: A Treasury of Buddhist Wisdom for Children and Parents (Little Light of Mine Series) by Sarah Conover
The list author says:
  "Ages 9 - 12 - Classic Buddhist tales from many traditions for 9-12 year olds."
Used & New from: $1.36
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)

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Wide Awake: A Buddhist Guide for Teens
17.  Wide Awake: A Buddhist Guide for Teens by Diana Winston
The list author says:
  "Teens - Great introduction to Buddhism for anyone, but targeted to teenagers through the examples and quotes."
$13.16   Used & New from: $0.56
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)

The Way of Youth: Buddhist Common Sense for Handling Life's Questions
18.  The Way of Youth: Buddhist Common Sense for Handling Life's Questions by Daisaku Ikeda
The list author says:
  "Teens - Buddhist guidance on many life issues, based on actual questions sent into teen advice column in a prominent Buddhist newspaper."
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5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (31 customer reviews)

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Siddhartha (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition)
19.  Siddhartha (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition) by Hermann Hesse
The list author says:
  "Teens - Classic tale of spiritual journey, based on (but not exactly) the Buddha's life."
$11.64   Used & New from: $0.97
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (52 customer reviews)

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L. Erickson "Mommy Mystic" (Los Angeles, CA)
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Last updated: 7/11/13
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