Our feelings about community are formed in childhood. Here are some good books to seed that process.

  • A Bus Called Heaven by Bob Graham is a spiffy story about community as a place where like-minded souls people can pool their talents to serve the common good and receive emotional support and encouragement.
  • Grandma Rose's Magic by Linda Elovitz Marshall is a heart-warming children's story about a community showing its admiration for an elderly woman's talent for sewing.

  • The Lonely Beast by Chris Judge is about a wild, mysterious, and very lonely creature who goes on a quest to find a loving community of his own kind.
  • Reuben and the Fire by Merle Good revolves around the life of a curious Amish boy who has a love of animals and a true sense of what it means to be part of a community where people are committed to helping one another out when they need it.