Here are some of the most inspiring books by very well known spiritual authors. Because, as Marianne Williamson said, “…Teaching spirituality to our children should be top priority for all of us”.
You With the Stars in Your Eyes by Deepak Chopra (more by this author)
Spiritual master Deepak Chopra’s first children’s book tells the uniquely imaginative story of Tara, as she begins her quest for enlightenment. On a cool summer’s eve, five-year-old Tara takes a walk on the beach with her grandfather. When he is not quite sure how to answer her questions about love and life, the Moon herself joins in on the conversation… Matched with the enchanting art of former Disney animator Dave Zaboski, You With The Stars in Your Eyes gives parents a tale they will love to tell and retell, spreading its timeless message. Ages 4-8.
Milton’s Secret: An Adventure of Discovery through Then, When, and the Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle (more by this author)
MILTON’S SECRET is the charming story of Milton, a bright, cheerful boy, who learns to overcome his fear of bullies and other scary things that sometimes frighten children. Children follow Milton’s adventures as he learns to stop projecting his past fears into the future – and live simply and happily in the moment. This book will not only appeal to the millions of readers of Tolle’s other books, but also to any parent who wants to help their young children overcome typical childhood fears. Ages 4-11.
Magical Adventures Of Tara And The Talking Kitten by Diana Cooper (more by this author)
Tara finds school and home life difficult until she is given Ash-ting, a little grey kitten. When she finds she can communicate with him, her life changes dramatically as he teaches her how to make friends and talk to adults in a pleasant way…This book demonstrates how a child can deal with life’s problems using a wise but playful kitten as the teacher. Children relax into the joy of the kitten story and are able to follow the clear guidance and help. The book includes guidelines and discussion points for teachers and parents. Ages 5-9.
Angel Colouring Book by Diana Cooper (more by this author)
With words by Diana Cooper and delightful drawings by Sarah Zoutewelle – Morris this is a perfect gift for any child in the 4 – 11 age group. Simple instructions tips on sharing and mixing colours and use of paints and pencils all encourage the creativity of children. Framed pictures can be coloured in cut out and sent to loved ones. An original and new way to bring children’s attention to their angel companions. Ages 4-11.
Little Soul And The Sun: A Childrens Parable by Neale Donald Walsch (more by this author)
LITTLE SOUL AND THE SUN is a simple and powerful story that brings children a very profound truth: there is not absolute good or bad – that underneath all that happens in the world, all that we call good and all that we call bad, is love. Your childwill discover a God that she or he can love because God is love, as are all the Little Souls who are a part of God. And perhaps parents, too, will rediscover who they really are. Ages 6-12.
Tiger-Tiger, Is It True?: Four Questions to Make You Smile Again by Byron Katie (more by this author)
Tiger-Tiger, Is It True? is a story about a little tiger who thinks that his whole world is falling apart: his parents don’t love him, his friends have abandoned him, and life is unfair. But a wise turtle asks him four questions, and everything changes. He realizes that all his problems are not caused by things, but by his thoughts about things; and that when he questions his thoughts, life becomes wonderful again. Ages 4-10.
It’s Not What You’ve Got!: Lessons for Kids on Money and Abundance by Wayne W. Dyer (more by this author)
A positive, spiritual approach to the meaning of money for kids. The concepts presented in this beautifully illustrated book include: Money does not define who you are; it doesn’t matter what others have, and abundance comes in many forms. Ages 4-10.
No Excuses! How what you say can get in your way by Wayne W. Dyer (more by this author)
Beautifully illustrated once again by Stacy Heller Budnick, the book follows a boy with a seemingly impossible dream who almost lets excuses (“I’m not smart enough”… “It’s too hard,” and so on) get in his way. He discovers, as will your child, that by following a few simple ideas and eliminating excuses… anything is possible!
I Think I Am: Teaching Kids the Power of Affirmations by Louise L. Hay (more by this author)
In this book, Louise teaches boys and girls about the importance of affirmations. Within these pages, there are wonderful examples of kids turning ‘negative’ thoughts such as worry, anger and fear into positive words and actions that express joy, happiness and love. Vibrant illustrations and simple text make these concepts easy to understand for even the youngest child.
Santa’s God: A Children’s Fable About the Biggest Question Ever by Neale Donald Walsch (more by this author)
Eight-year-old Melinda Carson hopes to keep herself awake until the wee hours of the morning on December 25th to make sure that she sees Santa. She’s waited every year, but this year she makes it! Santa’s arrival is witnessed. And, furthermore, she gets to talk to Santa himself! And this is where it gets interesting. For, among the questions she asks Santa is ‘Who is your God?. She tells him about her classmates at school – some of whom pray to Allah, some to Jehovah, some to the Lord, some to Yahweh, some to Krishna – and asks Santa ‘Which God do you pray to? Which is the real God?’ Santa’s answer brings the world a message that will warm the heart of every person who hears it.
Afindica: The Story of the Ethical Elephants by Catherine Warrington & Hogarth Brown
This beautifully illustrated storybook introduces young readers to 8 elephants who invite them on a special mission to save their species. Along the way, children are encouraged to find their inner spirit, trust their intuition and enhance their skills.