Author of award-winning children’s books, “Maybe (A Little Zen for Little Ones),” “Still There? (A Little Zen for Little Ones),” and “Remember the Stars (A Little Zen for Little Ones),” Sanjay Nambiar offers his picks for parents looking for more children’s books offering spiritual lessons.
Here are the 5 books:
“The Gift of Nothing,” by Patrick McDonnell — Even though the holidays have passed, this story about gift-giving is wonderful any time of year.
“The Empty Pot,” by Demi –– This is about a simple boy with a green thumb who tries to win the emperor’s flower growing contest. It illustrates the importance of humility, honesty and hard work.
“Chrysanthemum,” by Kevin Henkes
Henkes is a master storyteller and artist. In this book, he emphasizes the importance of acceptance and kindness, all through the context of an adorable mouse’s name.
“Flotsam,” by David Wiesner – Though this book has no words it creates a magical world and a compelling story about the journey of a special camera and the kids who discover it.
“It’s Okay To Be Different,” by Todd Parr – This book is about tolerance and diversity, illustrated with fun, multi-colored drawings.
For more information on Nambiar, visit www.alittlezen.com.