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Non-Christian Children's Religious Books?

I have a decent book list for Pagan books started, but I'm always on the lookout for other kids religious and mythology story books...I'm not looking for Christian books because there are more than enough of them to choose from at any bookstore (particularly since we are not Christian), but finding non-Christian ones is pretty difficult.

Any suggestions?



Asked by thalassa at 8:37 PM on Jul. 1, 2011 in Religion & Beliefs

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  • Funny, I was browsing Amazon at the moment lookinf for books for my boys (we're Orthodox Jews) when I read your question. I found this Amazon list someone made of Children's books of different religions. Hope the link works and it helps you.



    Answer by momto2boys973 at 1:00 PM on Jul. 3, 2011

  • Read Aloud Celtic Myths and Legends (it's bedtime story format, big print, lots of pictures)
    The Usborne Time Traveler - teaches about how people lived in different ancient cultures

    Answer by NotPanicking at 9:01 PM on Jul. 1, 2011

  • I have one that my kids love. It's I Once Was A Monkey which is a collection of stories from Buddha. A few others that I haven't purchased but that are on my wishlist are: Gems of Hindu Thought for Children, and Zen panda childrens books by Jon J. Muth, and a beautifully illustrated tale of the Ramayana by Sanjay Patel.


    Answer by KelleyP77 at 9:15 PM on Jul. 1, 2011

  • I made these for my DD for her birthday: 

      Goodnight Earth, Goodnight Moon


    Answer by MamaK88 at 9:40 PM on Jul. 1, 2011

  • MamaK88

    Answer by MamaK88 at 9:41 PM on Jul. 1, 2011

  • Well these are Islamic Children's books but I don't know if your interested in those at all
    Muhammad by Demi, Ramadan by Suhaib (SP?), Sami and the Time of Troubles, Extraordinary women of the Muslim World
    Then there's Middle Eastern but not entirely Islamic ones like Rimonah of the Flashing Sword, The Persian Cinderella, Ahmed's Secret
    Those are all good books in my opinion you could also look here for some more ideas:

    Answer by -Cassandra- at 11:47 PM on Jul. 1, 2011

  • OH THANK YOU!!! I was discussing this with a friend today about how I was having a hard time finding religious books that are non-christian.

    Answer by gothmama91 at 11:56 PM on Jul. 1, 2011

  • All cultures have myths and mythologies, I would check these out.

    Answer by Anna92464 at 11:27 PM on Jul. 1, 2011

  • MamaK88
    lol we have one friend in common on facebook, i seen he like the title of your abc book :) small world ehh?

    Answer by gothmama91 at 12:08 AM on Jul. 2, 2011

  • My son is very little, so we haven't bought a lot of religious based books. I have an old children's Bible from when I was a kid, and then we've bought (or were given) a couple other books so far.

    For Pantheism (as well as respecting nature, balance, etc.), we have a book called My Grandpa and the Sea by Katherine Orr.
    We have a book called Buddha at Bedtime by Dharmachari Nagaraja. We have a book that's not specifically Buddhist, but is somewhat related called Moody Cow Meditates by Kerry Lee MacLean. I have a couple children's books by Thich Nhat Hanh on my wishlist for when he gets a little older too. I would love to find some other books about different myths around the world sometime too. I'm having trouble finding children's books on some topics, and my husband is trying to convince me to write one and he can illustrate it. He just did the illustrations for a family friend's children's book this year.

    Answer by pam19 at 4:16 PM on Jul. 2, 2011