Faith: Five Religions And What They Share

This kid-friendly exploration of faith provides a superb overview of Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Islam and Judaism. Young readers will learn about different aspects of each religion, including historical origins and beliefs, holy texts, religious clothing and places of worship. They will also find out about the values, customs and symbols all five religions share, such as the golden rule, charity, prayer and candles. Straightforward, simple text makes the content interesting and accessible, as do the vivid photos of children around the world. Parents and teachers will find Faith an invaluable tool for teaching youngsters tolerance and respect for people of different beliefs.

The Photographer: Into War-Torn Afghanistan With Doctors Without Borders

In 1986, Afghanistan was torn apart by a war with the Soviet Union. This graphic novel/photo-journal is a record of one reporter’s arduous and dangerous journey through Afghanistan, accompanying the Doctors Without Borders. Didier Lefevre’s photography, paired with the art of Emmanuel Guibert, tells the powerful story of a mission undertaken by men and women dedicated to mending the wounds of war.Didier Lefevre was a French photojournalist who traveled the world extensively, often reporting from the most remote and harrowing situations imaginable. At the end of July 1986, Didier Lefevre left Paris for Afghanistan. He barely returned to tell the tale. It was his first major assignment as a photojournalist, documenting a Doctors Without Borders mission. Camera in hand, the traveled with a band of doctors and nurses into the heart of Northern Afghanistan, where the war between the Soviet Union and the Afghan Mujahideen was raging. The mission affected Lefevre as profoundly as the war affected contemporary history. His photographs, paired with the art of Emmanuel Guibert, tell the story of an arduous journey undertaken by men and women intent on mending what others destroyed.

Click!

As morning breaks over a snowy landscape, a little cub eagerly starts the day. And in a snow-covered cabin, a small hunter bounces on the great hunter’s bed as he too gets ready for a big adventure. But the moment this delightful parallel story progresses, the reader sees that the “hunters” are armed with cameras only, as they look for an opportunity to take a picture from a safe distance.But little bears and little hunters have a way of wandering off. And even though their mothers take care to protect the young, it isn’t long before bear and boy find themselves face to face. Then, CLICK, the little hunter gets his shot before the two go their separate ways to find their mothers again.A rhythmic fantasy for all young adventurers ready to explore, Click! captures just the right balance of gentle humor and comforting warmth.

Learning From The Dalai Lama: Secrets From The Wheel Of Time

For children, here is a simple and creative introduction to the Buddhist way of life and to the teachings of the Dalai Lama, the spiritual leader of Tibetan Buddhism. Text and photos explain the beautiful and intricate Kalachakra ceremony and initiation, and the meaning of the sand mandala and its symbols. Features a foreword by Richard Gere. Full color.