By Angela Wood, Emma Trithart
What is a Buddhist temple for? Who is the Buddha? What is a stupa? What is the Dhamma? All these questions and more are explored in this first introduction to the religion of Buddhism.The We Worship Here series introduces children aged 6+ to the main religions of the world. Each book features information about beliefs, values and the ways people worship. The books are clearly and sensitively written and the text is supported with beautiful illustrations.
The Book of Saints
By Paul Harrison
What is a saint and how do you become one?Who are the most well-known saints and why are they important?This fascinating book answers these questions and tells the remarkable life stories of over 25 saints from around the world, including Saint Francis of Assisi, Saint Patrick, Saint George, Saint Joan of Arc, Saint Christopher and Saint Bernadette. Find out about Saint George, the patron of England who never set foot in Britain; and Saint Joan of Arc, a 15-year-old girl who led the French army to victory. Filled with historical information on the lives of saints, this is a perfect title to support religious education. It includes the most famous Catholic saints as well as more minor saints from around the world, plus details on feast days, patron saints and the process of becoming a saint. An engaging layout and colourful images make The Book of Saints ideal for children aged 9-11 who are learning about religion.
By Louise Spilsbury
Ways into RE is a great introduction to religion. It combines simple text and bright, colourful illustrations to explore key religious themes, while also building up young readers' knowledge and confidence. Ways into RE: Belonging explores what it means to belong and how we demonstrate this in religion, from sharing beliefs to worshipping and celebrating together. The book also examines key religious rites of passage, such as christenings and funerals.
By Cath Senker
This book introduces the reader to the festival of Baisakhi and explores how one child and her family celebrate it. The book includes panels to show how people around the world celebrate Baisakhi and a Baisakhi recipe for you to try yourself.
By Honor Head
This title looks at Buddhist temples and what they mean to those who follow Buddhism. The religious services that people participate in, signs and symbols important to Buddhists, festivals and holy places are also looked at in detail.