Book Reviews

Angel in Beijing A luscious exploration of the streets of Beijing through the eyes of a little girl searching for her kitty. Kindness
See, Hear, Feel Mindfulness instructions, activities, and games for early elementary schoolchildren. Being Present
First Laugh — Welcome, Baby! A tale about a Navajo family’s wait for their baby’s first laugh before a welcoming celebration. Joy
Good Morning, Snowplow! A bedtime story that looks forward to the plow's overnight adventures before a bright new day. Wonder
A Hug Is for Holding Me An account of the many ways hugs appear in nature to remind us what love provides. Love
The Marvelous Mustard Seed An allegorical tale about a mustard seed that grows into a spreading tree rather than a mere bush. Transformation
ABC Mindful Me A multifaith boardbook full of poetry as well as practicality. Being Present
Meeting Trees An introduction, through a father-son walk, to some of the most common species in a climax hardwood forest. Attention
Joy A heartwarming story about giving a loved one a whoosh of joy. Joy
The Crocodile and the Dentist A funny book about mutual fears that helps children face their reluctance to go to the dentist. You
Bee Still A chance for children to pause in meditative quiet along with Bentley the bee. Being Present
Peaceful Fights for Equal Rights An alphabet book of big, bold ways to make positive changes in the world. Justice
When God Gave Us Words An imaginative tale about God's desire to give people language even when angels objected. Meaning
Love Simple ways for children to understand, express, and receive this most essential quality. Love
Just Breathe A children's guide to a healthier, happier life through meditation and mindfulness practice. Being Present
I Need a Hug A humorous and heartwarming tale about a porcupine no one wants to hug. Openness
A Stone for Sascha A centuries-long biography of a meteorite that brings cosmic perspective to a young girl's grief. Transformation
Lulu is a Rhinoceros A winsome story about a bulldog who cannot seem to convince others of her true identity. You
A Prayer for the Animals A blessing that helps young children identify with and care for all creatures of the earth, air, and seas. Compassion
The Pope's Cat A delightful story for children of a stray cat rescued from the street by the Pope. Kindness