Non-Fiction

Zen Shorts

When Stillwater the giant panda moves into the neighborhood, the stories he tells to three siblings teach them to look at the world in new ways. Includes factual note on Zen.

Master of mindfulness : how to be your own superhero in times of stress

For children and teens (and even grown-ups) who ever feel angry, disappointed, or stressed out about family problems, school, bullies, trouble with friends, or life in general, mindfulness can help!  Master of Mindfulness was written for kids, by kids, and provides all the tips young people need to get started on a mindfulness practice of their own.

Moody Cow Meditates

Peter the cow is having a BAD day. After missing the bus and wiping out on his bike, he loses his temper and gets in trouble. To make matters worse all the other kids are teasing him, calling him Moody Cow. Peter's day just seems to get worse until his grandfather comes over and teaches him how to settle his mind and let go of his frustration through a simple and fun exercise.

A Handful of Quiet

A Handful of Quiet presents one of the best known and most innovative meditation practices developed by Thich Nhat Hanh as part of the Plum Village community's practice with children. Pebble meditation is a playful and fun activity that parents and educators can do with their children to introduce them to meditation. It is designed to involve children in a hands-on and creative way that touches on their interconnection with nature. Practicing pebble meditation can help relieve stress, increase concentration, nourish gratitude, and can help children deal with difficult emotions.

The Golden Rule

Grandpa explains that the golden rule is a simple statement on how to live that can be practiced by people of all ages and faiths, then helps his grandson figure out how to apply the rule to his own life.