Faith and Multifaith Reading for Children 3-6

Project Interfaith has a library of recommended reading for Children. On this page, we append the recommended reading list for Children ages 3 – 6

Recommended Children’s Books: Ages three to six


  • The Dalai Lama: A Life of Compassion. Sheila Rivera. Lerner Publication, 2006.
  • Each Breath a Smile. Sister Thuc Nghiem (Susan Swan). Plum Blossom Books, 2002.
  • Peaceful Piggy Meditation. Kerry Lee MacLean. Albert Whitman and Company, 2004.
  • Zen Shorts. Jon J. Muth. Scholastic Press, 2005.
  • Prince Siddhartha: the Story of Buddha. Jonathan Landaw (and Janet Brooke). Wisdom Publications, 2011.
  • Prince Siddhartha Coloring Book. Jonathan Landaw (and Janet Brooke and Lara Brooke). Wisdom Publications, 1984


  • Christmas Makes Me Think. Chandra Cox and Tony Medina.
  • Happy Birthday, Martin Luther King. Jean Marzollo (and J. Brian Pinkey). Scholastic, 2006.
  • My First Easter. Tomie dePaola. Grosset and Dunlap, 2008.
  • The Parable of the Lily. Liz Curtis Higgins. Thomas Nelson, 2007.
  • Tale of Three Trees. Angela Elwell Hunt. Lion Childrens Books, 2009


  • Butter Thief. Chris Murray (and Kim Walters). Mandala Publishing, 1999.
  • Elephant Prince: The Story of Ganesh. Amy Novesky and Belgin K. Wedman. Mandala Publishing, 2004.
  • Mama’s Saris. Pooja Makhijani (and Elena Gomez). Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, 2007.
  • Monsoon Afternoon. Kashmira Sheth (and Yoshiko Jaeggi). Peachtree Publishers, 2008.
  • My Dadima Wears a Sari. Kashmira Sheth. Peachtree Publishers, 2007.


  • House of Wisdom. Florence Parry Heide. DK Children’s Books, 2000.
  • Muslim Child: Understanding Islam Through Stories and Poems. Rukhsana Khan and Patty Gallinger.
  • Albert Whitman and Company, 2002.
  • My Name Was Hussein. Hristo Kyuchukov (and Allan Eitzman). Boyds Mills Press, 2004.
  • Ramadan. Suhaib Hamid Ghazi (and Omar Rayyan). Holiday House, 1996.
  • Salaam: A Muslim American Boy’s Story. Tricia Brown (and Ken Cardwell). Henry Holt and Co. 2006.


  • The Brother’s Promise. Frances Harber (and Thor Wickstrom). Albert Whitman Company, 2009.
  • It Could Always Be Worse: A Yiddish Folk Tale. Margot Zemach. Farrar, Strauss, and Giroux, 1990.
  • Just Enough is Plenty: A Hanukkah Tale. Barbara Diamond Goldin (and Seymour Chwast). Puffin, 1990.
  • The Keeping Quilt. Patricia Polacco. Aladdin, 2001.
  • The Old Synogogue. Richard Rosenblum (and Roger Rosenblum). Jewish Publishing Society, 1989.

Series and Individual Books on Multiple Faiths

  • My Faith. Cherrytree Books (Evans Publishing Group), 2006.
  • Where We Worship. Orchard/Watts Group, 2005.
  • DK Eyewitness Books. DK Children, various.
  • Great Names. Mason Crest, 2002.
  • Stories from Faiths. Anita Ganeri Raintree, 2009.
  • The Earth Made New:Plains Indians and Stories of Creation. Paul Goble. World Wisdom, 2009.
  • Enduring Wisdom. Virginia Driving Hawk Sneve (and Synthia Saint James). Holiday House, 2003.
  • Faith. Maya Ajmera, Magda Nakassis, and Cynthia Pon. Charlesbridge Publsihing, 2009.
  • Many Ways How Families Practice Their Beliefs and Religions. Sheila M. Kelly and Shelley Rotner. Lerner Publishing Group, 2005.
  • Maybe Yes, Maybe No: a Guide for Young Skeptics. Dan Baker (and Brian Strassburg). Prometheus Books, 1990.
  • Neve Shalom/Wahat Al-Salam: Oasis of Peace. Ben Dolphin and Laurie Dolphin.
  • What Do You Believe? Religion and Faith in the World Today. DK Staff. DK, 2011.

PDF with List of Books (download link)


Image Source