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Children have an innate desire to learn and discover the world around them. Do your best to arm them against societal pressures and encourage rational thought with our terrific selection of books! From science to basic moral principles, we have a wide range of books available for a variety of ages. And remember - it's never too early to start reading! Build the foundation for a lifetime of exploration.

   
K-BirthdayDaniel.jpg A Birthday Present for Daniel Price: $12.00
By Juliet Rothman.
A book for children aged 8 to 12 yrs, this is a compassionate story about a little girl and her family's stuggle to celebrate her "lost" brother's birthday.
Illustrated Hardcover, 45 pages.
K-AffirmHumanKids.jpg Affirmations of Humanism for Kids Coloring Book Price: $2.00
Check out this cool coloring book for kids! Created by the folks that brought us HumanLight, this book offers easy to color images with Humanist principles simply explained. Great for kids ages 4-7. Printed by hand with love by us right here in Colorado Springs! 20 pages.
Darwin and Evolution for Kids natural selection science discovery origin of species Darwin and Evolution for Kids Price: $16.95
This is a Grade 5-9 thorough introduction to the life and work of this great naturalist and thinker. Click the image for more info!
K-DidSunBorn.jpg Did The Sun Shine Before You Were Born? Price: $12.00
By Sol and Judith Gordon; illustrated by Vivien Cohen
Explains in simple language how a baby begins, grows in the womb, and is born.
Illustrated Paperback, 44 pages.
K-DigIntoFossils.gif Dig Into Fossils Booklet Price: $1.50
What are fossils? How are they formed? How are they identified? Get the answers to these questions and a whole lot more in this small (4.25 x 4.25 inches), but informative and richly illustrated book. Great with any of our fossil kits or fossil excavation kits. Click on image for a close up of the contents.
Paperback, 25 pages.
K-DigIntoRocks.gif Dig Into Rocks Booklet Price: $1.50
Helping children connect to the world will help them to preserve it. This booklet offers a wonderful introduction to the earth's treasures. Discover a plethora of interesting facts in this small (4.25 x 4.25 inches), but informative and richly illustrated book. Great with our rock excavation kits. Click on image for a close up of the contents.
Paperback, 33 pages.
K-Disbelief101.gif Disbelief 101: A Young Person's Guide to Atheism Price: $9.95
Author S.C. Hitchcock presents a "book that addresses precisely the fears and obsessions that seize young people of rock-ribbed faith when they first begin to doubt." Geared for tweens and teens, this book can offer reassurance to those that are beginning to think for themselves. A must-read. Paperback, 126 pages.
Daniel Loxton, editor of Junior Skeptic,  kids book evolution how we all things came to be hardcover youth Evolution: How We and All Living Things Came to Be Price: $18.95
Author Daniel Luxton will show young readers how a British naturalist named Charles Darwin studied nature and developed his now-famous concepts of natural selection and survival of the fittest. And how modern-day science has added to our understanding of the theory of evolution. Beautifully illustrated and jam-packed with information. The language is a bit advanced for young readers, but the images help with that problem. The editor used several pictures of girls to show scientists at work, and curious students. Hardcover, 56 pages.
K-FlatEarth.gif Flat Earth? Round Earth? [Paperback] Price: $12.00
This work is suitable for ages 4 to 8 years. Obvious facts are sometimes not so obvious when we have to prove them. That's what the narrator of this story finds out when his classmate refuses to believe that the earth is round.
kids kid children book atheist good without god science rational religion Great Without Religion: Being an atheist kid in a world full of gods Price: $8.99
Atheist author Lance Gregorchuk's newest book is geared for children 6 and up. "Great without Religion" is a powerful tool for nontheistic parents to engage their children in conversation about various beliefs of religious systems. Paperback; 19 illustrated pages. Click on image for an excerpt. Lance is active in the freethought community and is available to lecture at events. Contact us for details.
K-HeyLittleAnt.jpg Hey, Little Ant Price: $14.95
By Phillip and Hannah Hoose; illustrated by Debbie Tilley.
This is one of my favorite books! We bought this book for our daughter when she was about 4, she is 9 now and I still love reading it. I think it's a great book from 4 to 90! A great opportunity to talk about differences in people and in perspective (also available from us in Spanish) The back pages have the entire story made into a song. Try it, you'll love it. of issues.
Hardcover with full-color illustrations, 28 pages.
Ages 4 to 7.
K-HowCome.jpg How Come? Every Kid's Science Questions Explained Price: $11.95
By Kathy Wollard, Illustrations by Debra Solomon.
Why do people get goose bumps? Why don't fish and dolphins sleep? Why do ships and planes disappear in the Bermuda Triangle? How does camera film record pictures? What are you wondering about? Chances are, Kathy Wollard can find the answers. Recommended for ages 8 and older.
Paperback - 320 pages
K-HowComeEarth.jpg How Come? Planet Earth Price: $11.95
By Kathy Wollard; Illustrated by Debra Solomon.
For all kids who want to know (and all kids want to know), and for the parents who can't always explain it to them, How Come? Planet Earth is the perfect reference and companion. Annotation: The journalist whose syndicated column, "How Come?" appears in newspapers around the world answers kids' questions about the natural world around them. Illustrated throughout.
Paperback - 332 pages.
K-HowtoBehaveandWhy.gif How to Behave and Why Price: $14.95
By Munro Leaf.
In a time when all the rules for raising children have been redefined dozens of times, here is a book for bewildered parents from a simpler time when we all agreed on what was right and what was wrong. First published in 1946, Munro Leaf's How To Behave And Why gives touchingly sincere yet gently funny lessons in Honesty, Fairness, Strength, and Wisdom.
Reading level: Ages 4-8
Hardcover: 48 pages
Humanism for Kids Devin Carroll Marion Young Family of Humanists Humanism for Kids Price: $14.00
Humanism For Kids - Devin Carroll Marion Young. This 4th edition explores humanism, science, critical thought, and good behavior. Newly illustrated, and expanded with sections for young readers from 5-12 years old. This book is for young people who want to learn all about the wonders of humanism!
Paperback - 45 pages.
K-HumanismWhatsThat.jpg Humanism, What's That? Price: $13.98
Humanists espouse values of universal education, freedom of thought and free expression, open-minded pursuit of the truth, tolerance of others' differences, mutual respect, and preservation of the environment.
Complete with discussion questions, suggestions for activities and a bibliography, this innovative approach to presenting humanism to children and young adults will be welcome by parents and teachers looking to expose their students to a secular perspective.
I Miss You: A First Look at Death Pat Thomas I Miss You: A First Look at Death Price: $6.99
I Miss You: A First Look at Death. This book discusses death by addressing the grieving process head on. It includes "what about you" sections that ask children to think and express how and what they are feeling. Additionally, this book examines what happens after death as being a function of culture and geography. It is also recommended as a "Parenting Beyond Belief" resource. It avoids the afterlife issue by showing a boat carrying someone away.
Paperback - 29 pages.

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If You Had to Choose, What Would You Do? Sandra MacLeod Humphrey (Paperback) If You Had to Choose, What Would You Do? Price: $14.99
If You Had to Choose, What Would You Do? - Sandra MacLeod Humphrey. It's never too early for us to begin talking to our children about values and helping them define and clarify their code of moral conduct. This book is a great way for them to build self-confidence in their ability to work through everyday problems! The 25 situations presented here and the thought-provoking questions at the end of each scenario have been developed to help you talk to your child about social and moral issues in a natural and nonthreatening way. What an entertaining way to learn vital life skills!
Paperback - 115 pages.
K-JustPretend.jpg Just Pretend: A Freethought Book For Children Price: $13.00
By Dan Barker; Illustrated by Alma Cuebas.
A fun book which allows children of all ages to explore myths like Santa Claus and compare them with ideas like the existence of God. Entertaining and respectful of children's intelligence, Just Pretend encourages kids to apply the tests of reason to any idea, fairy tale, myth or religion.
Paperback, fully illustrated, 72 pages.
K-AwesomeStuff.gif Kid's Book of Awesome Stuff Price: $15.00
Author Charlene Brotman provides children, families, UU religious educators, and camp educators/guides with an excellent resource to engage them in an awesome adventure in ecology education as religious education. From the book's first message, children know they are on a fascinating journey of discovery. Spiral Bound Paperback, 112 pages.
K-LoveIsWonderful.gif Love is Wonderful: Why Homophobia Needs to Disappear Forever Price: $10.00
Check out our new book, featured at the American Atheists convention in Austin last month! This colorful and well-written book by author Kelly Mochel is a powerful tool for talking with children about the difficult topic of sexual orientation. Paperback, 16 pages.
K-MaybeRight.jpg Maybe Right Maybe Wrong Price: $17.00
By Dan Barker.
This book for the 7-12 year-old group teaches children to use critical thinking skills and approach moral issues without leaning on religious text.
Illustrated Paperback, 75 pages.
K-MaybeYesNo.jpg Maybe Yes, Maybe No Price: $17.00
By Dan Barker.
Encourages kids to keep an open mind and check things out to find the truth rather than blindly accepting everything we hear. This is a wonderful book that introduces kids to the wonders of critical thinking, and it's great for ages 9 and up. Click on the picture for details.
Illustrated Paperback - 80 pages.
K-OneWorldMany.png One World Many Beliefs, a Family Book for Nonbelievers and Their Children Price: $11.00
This colorful and engaging book was designed to help foster dialogue between parents/adults and children as they begin to make sense of the wide range of religious beliefs/nonbelief in the world around them. The book's main character narrates as children are guided through a short introduction to three world religions, the concept of afterlife, and on to the character's parents' nonbelief/atheism. Religion or belief/nonbelief should never be inherited - the takeaway message is that everyone should educate themselves and form their own opinions whilst respecting those of others.
Onion Breath atheists agnostics kids godless Steph Dan Allosso Onion Breath Price: $19.95
Onion Breath tells the fun story of two brothers who are fussy eaters, refusing anything but mac-and-cheese. Mother does not know how to get them to eat new things, but Shmirna, the nanny, does. Shmirna tells the boys that spiders crawl into their open mouths at night, and the only way to stop the spiders is by eating onions. The macabre gambit works, and the boys learn the value of trying something new!
Hardcover - 44 colorful pages.
K-OurFamilyTree.gif Our Family Tree: An Evolution Story Price: $17.00
Our Family Tree: An Evolution Story - In this richly illustrated book, author Lisa Westberg Peters presents the history of humanity in a way that children can understand. Click the image for more info!
K-OyeHormiguita.jpg Oye, Hormiguita Price: $6.95
By Phillip and Hannah Hoose; illustrated by Debbie Tilley. La version espanola de "Hey Little Ant." Un gran instrumento para ensenar la tolerancia. Softcover con ilustraciones de repleto-color.
28 paginas. Las edades 4 a 7.
K-WinterSolstice.jpg The Winter Solstice: A Book for Children Price: $7.95
By Ellen Jackson, illustrated by Jan Davey Ellis.
Presents facts and folklore about the shortest day of the year, a day that has been filled with magic since ancient times.
Paperback, 32 pages.
K-WisdomHarry.jpg The Wisdom of Harry Potter: What Our Favorite Hero Teaches Us about Moral Choices [Paperback] Price: $12.00
In this original interpretation of the "Harry Potter" sensation, Edmund M Kern argues that the attraction of these stories to children comes not only from the fantastical elements embedded in the plots, but also from their underlying moral messages. This fresh, instructive, and upbeat guide to "Harry Potter" will give parents many useful and educational suggestions for discussing the moral implications of this continuously popular series of books with their children.
K-PurpleDragon.gif There is a Purple Dragon in my Washing Machine Price: $6.00
By Raul Martinez. When a sock comes up missing in the washer, a little boy asks his dad where the sock went. His dad then explains how some people believe a Purple Dragon is responsible for eating the sock. It's a very light-hearted approach to the arbitrary nature of belief and the advantages of rational thought. Features color illustrations and both Spanish and English versions of the story on each page. For young readers, but adults will enjoy reading and sharing the story with children too. Recommended for ages 4 and up.
Stapled paper book - 24 pages.
What About Gods? ages 5 and up nontheism for children parents What About Gods? ages 5 and up Price: $12.98
What About Gods? ages 5 and up. People who help us understand the world and how it works are important. They are scientists, teachers and parents. They should also help us understand what it means to be a human being, and help us learn that human beings can best get along with one another by cooperating to make our world a beautiful and friendly place to live. Then no one would have to scare anybody into being good by inventing gods.... Non-theistic parents will find this book a valuable teaching tool.
Paperback - 31 pages.
K-WhenDinosDie.jpg When Dinosaurs Die: A Guide to Understanding Death Price: $7.99
When Dinosaurs Die: A Guide to Understanding Death. This richly illustrated book discusses death with children on their terms. Hailed as an excellent resource by Harvard doctors and the Boston Children's Hospital, it can help children make sense of what it means to die from a variety of religious and secular viewpoints. It is also recommended as a "Parenting Beyond Belief" resource.
Paperback - 32 pages.

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Why Daddy is a Democrat Progressive Liberal caring sharing father role model Why Daddy is a Democrat Price: $9.00
Jeremy Zilber's book brings to life the core values of the Democratic party in ways that young children will easily understand and thoroughly enjoy. Using plain and non-judgmental language, along with warm and whimsical illustrations, this colorful 28-page paperback depicts the Democratic principles of fairness, tolerance, peace, equality, and concern for the well-being of others.
K-WhyEvolution.jpg Why Evolution? Price: $8.00
By Devin Carroll; illustrated by Marion Young.
For kids of all ages, the evidence for seven basic theories in the science of evolution. Illustrated Booklet, 17 pages.
K-WhyWasIBorn.gif Why Was I Born? book Price: $5.00
Why Was I Born? book.
What is my purpose for being here?
A Humanistic view of life by Lyle J Simpson.
K-WonderWorkers.jpg Wonder-Workers!: How They Perform the Impossible Price: $17.00
By Joe Nickell.
For younger readers (ages 9 -14), this book reveals the secrets of famous magicians, psychics, and mediums. It tells their stories and examines their claims in the light of science to learn whether they truly did possess powers beyond the range of nature and normal human experience.
Paperback, 94 pages.
K-YoungWomen.gif Young Women of Achievement: A Resource for Girls in Science, Math, and Technology Price: $18.00
By Frances Karnes and Kristen Stephens. This upbeat, useful resource guide will give young women everything they need to start exploring and planning a career in science, math, or technology. From introducing available career opportunities to personal stories of achievement and historical references, as well as an experiential journal, this is a complete read for all young women. Paperback, 233 pages.
The Subtle Knife His Dark Materials Philip Pullman The Subtle Knife Price: $7.95
The Subtle Knife - Philip Pullman. This clever work of children's fiction shows that things are not always what they seem... Paperback - 326 pages.
K-MoreChoose.png MORE if You Had to Choose, What Would You Do? Price: $13.98
Psychologist Sandra McLeod Humphrey presents 25 fascinating scenarios in which children must decide how they would react. Great for classroom and home discussions, it prepares children for dealing with moral choices and repercussions. Intended for ages 9-12. Paperback, 132 pages.
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