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Some primary themes in the Edgar Cayce readings for parents and caretakers working with children include:

  • Spending Time in Nature
  • Cultivating Creativity and Intuition
  • Nurturing Generosity, Patience, Forgiveness, Kindness and Peace
  • Developing Mindfulness and Meditation

Below is an ever-growing booklist for children on these subjects. If you have suggestions or questions, please contact Corinne Cayce at corinne.cayce@edgarcayce.org.


Fatima’s Great Outdoors by Ambreen Tariq

I Talk Like a River by Jordan Scott

A Place to Grow by Stephanie Bloom

Brother Eagle, Sister Sky by Susan Jeffers.

Canoe Days by Gary Paulsen

Frederick by Leo Lionni

Everglades by Jean Craighead George and Wendell Mior

The Greening Bookby Ellen Sabin

Rachel Carson and Her Book That Changed the World by Laurie Lawlor,

Feathers by Eileen Spinelli

Fire Flies! by Julie Brinkloe

The Forrest Has Eyes by Bev Doolittle

The Magic and The Mystery of Trees by Jen Green

Jayden’s Impossible Garden by Mélina Mangal

The Keeper of Wild Words by Brooke Smith

A Leaf Can Be… by Laurie Purdie Salas

The Littlest Gardener by Emily Hughes

My First Day by Phung Nguyen Quang

Outside, You Notice by Erin Alladin

Owl Moon by Jane Yolen

Plants Can’t Sit Still by Rebecca Hirsch

Two Old Potatoes and Me by John Coy

The Tree that Time Built: A Celebration of Nature, Science, and Imagination (A Poetry Speaks Experience) by Linda Winston, Mary Ann Hoberman, and Barbara Fortin.

The Story of the Blue Planet by Andri Snaer Magneson


Peace and Me: Inspired by the Lives of Nobel Peace Prize Laureates by Ali WInter and Micakel El Fathi

The Peace Stick by Nidhi Misra

Wangari’s Trees of Peace by Jeanette Winter

We Are All Born Free by Amnesty International

The Peace Stick by Nidhi Misra

The Peace Bell by Margi Preus

Peace and Me: Inspired by the Lives of Nobel Peace Prize Laureates by Ali WInter and Micakel El Fathi

Grandfather Gandhi by Arun Gandhi


Fairy House by Tracy Kane.


A Handful of Quiet by Thich Nhat Hanh

Wondrous You by Kayla Floyd

Listening to My Body by Gabi Garcia

Charlotte and the Quiet Place by Deborah Sosin

I am Peace: A Book of Mindfulness by Susan Verde and Peter Reynolds

The Other Way to Listen by Byrd Baylor

Zen Shorts by Jon J Muth

Earth Dance by Joanne Ryder

Something’s Wrong! by Jory John

Sitting Still Like a Frog: Mindfulness Exercises for Kids (and their parents) by Eline Snel

Silence by Lemniscates

The Other Way to Listen by Byrd Baylor

Quiet by Tomie dePaolo

No One But You by Douglas Wood

Munchy and Jumpy Tales by Noah Teitelbaum

The Mindful Dragon by Steve Herman

Old Elm Speaks: Tree Poems by Kristine O’Connell George

Love & Kindness

The Three Questions by Jon J. Muth

Tomorrow I’ll Be Kind by Jessica Hische

The Snail and the Whale by Julia Donaldson

The Quiltmaker’s Gift by Jeff Brumbeau

Ordinary Mary’s Extraordinary Deed by Emily Pearson

Miss Tizzy by Libba More Gray.

Kindness Is Cooler, Mrs. Ruler by Margery Cuyler

Chapter Books

Shouting at the Rain by Lynda Mullaly Hunt

Where the Mountain Meets the Moon by Grace Lin

The Last of the Really Great Wangdoodles by Julie Andrews Edwards

I Will Always Write Back: How One Letter Changed Two Lives by Caitlin Alifirenka, Martin Ganda, and Liz Welch

The Penderwicks by Jeanne Birdsall

Edgar Cayce’s Life Story

Story Time with Edgar Cayce by Karla Peterson with Leslie Cayce

The Vision and The Promise 

What Does Edgar Cayce’s Work Have to Do With Young People? A Guide to the A.R.E. Written By and For Kids / A.R.E. Junior Congress, vol. 1 (1994)vol. 2 (1995)