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


Teen:


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