Recommended Reading

                           Books By Level

Children (younger than 8):

Thich Nhat Hanh, The Hermit and the Well 

Jeanne M. Lee,  I Once Was a Monkey : Stories Buddha Told

Demi, Buddha

Thich Nhat Hanh,  A Pebble for Your Pocket

Pre-teen(ages 9-12):

Shravasti Dhammika, Great Buddhist Stories (Vol. 1-4)

Sherab Chodzin and Alexandra KohnThe Wisdom of the Crows and Other Buddhist Tales

Sarah Conover, Kindness: A Treasury of Buddhist Wisdom for Children and Parents 

Mark W. McGinni, Buddhist Animal Wisdom Stories


Osamu Tezuka, Buddha

Satish Kumar, The Buddha and the Terrorist

Franz Metcalf, Buddha in Your Backpack: Everyday Buddhism for Teens

Tsai Chih Chung, Zen Speaks: Shouts of Nothingness

Jane Hope, Introducing Buddha

Diana Winston, Wide Awake: A Buddhist Guide For Teens 

Adult (general):


Walpola Rahula, What the Buddha Taught


Thich Nhat Hanh, The Heart of the Buddha’s Teachings


The Dhammapada 


Thich Nhat Hanh, Old Path, White Clouds

Adult (advanced):


Lin, Yutang. The Wisdom of China and India,. New York: Random House, 1942. 

 Bhikkhu Sujato & Bhikkhu Brahmali. The Authenticity of Early Buddhist Texts