Book List

Here are some picture books that are worth reading to your children. Not only will they touch your heart, it will help you reflect on the gift of life for years to come.

Additional suggestions are always welcomed. Please share this list with the people you care about.

On Compassion
  • Zen Shorts, by Jon J Muth
  • Stone Soup, by Jon J Muth
  • Whoever You Are, Mem Fox
  • Wilfrid Gordon McDonald Partridge, Mem Fox
  • Tough Boris, Mem Fox
  • James Herriot’s Treasury for Children: Warm and Joyful Tales
  • Peach and Blue, Sarah S. Kilborne
  • Child of Faerie, Child of Earth by Jane Yolen
  • How the Grinch Stole Christmas, Dr. Seuss
  • Horton Hears a Who, Dr. Seuss
  • The Lorax, Dr. Suess
  • The Story of Jumping Mouse. John Steptoe
On The Meaning of Life
  • The Little Soul and the Sun, Neale Donald Walsch
  • The Velveteen Rabbit, Margery Williams
  • The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein
  • The Mountains of Tibet, Mordicai Gerstein
  • Three Questions, Jon Muth
On Death
On Life and Love
  • Welcome With Love, Jenni Overend
  • I Will Hold You ’til You Sleep, Linda Zuckerman
  • Child of Faerie, Child of Earth by Jane Yolen
On Self Acceptance
On Courage
  • Yertle the Turtle and other stories, Dr. Seuss
  • Hope for the Flowers by Trina Paulus
  • The Story of Jumping Mouse. John Steptoe
On Anger
  • Harriet, You’ll Drive Me Wild!, Mem Fox
  • When Mommy Was Mad, Lynne Jonell
On Creativity
  • Harold and the Purple Crayon, Crockett Johnson
  • Waiting for Winter, Sebastian Meschenmoser
On Friendship
  • City Dog, Country Frog, Mo Willems
  • Peach and Blue, Sarah S. Kilborne
  • Child of Faerie, Child of Earth by Jane Yolen
  • The Story of Jumping Mouse. John Steptoe
  • Mrs. Katz and Tush, Patricia Polacco
  • Waiting for Winter, Sebastian Meschenmoser
On Family
  • Grandfather’s Journey, Allen Say
  • Harriet, You’ll Drive Me Wild!, Mem Fox
  • Koala Lou, Mem Fox
  • Welcome With Love, Jenni Overend
  • I Will Hold You ’til You Sleep, Linda Zuckerman
  • In Our Mothers’ House, Patricia Polacco

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