Stories for older children
'Abdu'l-Baha: Loving All the World
Stories to Inspire
Heart-warming stories by accomplished authors invite readers to reflect on the life and example of ‘Abdu’l-Bahá. In twenty-seven fully illustrated stories, Loving All the World shares ‘Abdu’l-Bahá’s deep love for children, fearless championship of justice, and courageous, generous actions. All stories are meticulously researched and richly illustrated in splendid detail. We invite you to discover the power of stories to stimulate reflection, encourage conversation, and inspire action.
A Boy in Akka (1868-1870)
This is a mystery story about a young Turkish boy living in the prison-city of Akka in the nineteenth century who discovers a wonderful and true secret. As he follows clue after exciting clue, he has many tests but never gives up. His reward is to discover something so beautiful it can change the lives of everyone on earth.
A Few Minutes a Day
This book’s simple tools and short lessons that will help us educate our children in the importance of daily prayer, recitation and reflection on the writings, give them an understanding of the Bahá'í teachings and, enable them to learn the art of consultation so that they will develop good morals, a sense of self-worth and healthy patterns of behaviour. All it takes is a few minutes a day.
A Journey Through the Hidden Words
This is the story of Naim and Maryam as they learn how to navigate through life, drawing upon the Hidden Words of Baha'u'llah for guidance, inspiration, and contemplation. Beloved Hand of the Cause of God, Mr. A.Q. Faizi once called the Hidden Words a Divine plan for a perfect life with proper guidance, and that it is "the spiritual journey that man is destined to go through and reach the ultimate goal of his life... When we study the Hidden Words, we find the exalted station of man." This narrative explores a selection of Hidden Words in a search to find this exalted station.
Abby Wize Away: Loved Awake, Growing Aware
Lisa Bradley Godward and Sean Michael Robinson
Revel in this detailed, realistic, creative science fantasy of a horse-loving American teenager’s spiritual time-travel to a nurturing, welcoming future age. Go with Abby to an engaging future world of fun, art, and discovery, where school really IS cool, living is simple, religions agree, and everyone is respected and included
Abdul-Baha's Little Brown Cat
Carolyn Sparey Fox & Alan McKay
"‘Abdu’l-Bahá’s Little Brown Cat” is an illustrated story book for children of all ages, and for adults who like to read to them. It was written in commemoration of the centenary of the passing of ‘Abdu’l-Bahá in November 1921, and tells the story of His last years through the eyes and ears of His little brown cat.
John S. Hatcher
The story of Ali, an eleven-year-old boy living in 'Akká (present-day Israel) in 1912, whose life becomes a quest for the meaning of a mysterious dream. This dream leads him to carefully study his Bahá'í heritage, and sets him on a course to discover his own spiritual destiny. Author John S. Hatcher has woven together scenes and fascinating details of the history of the Bahá'í Faith-stories of heroism and heartrending drama-drawing from them universal truths about sacrifice, suffering, and the spiritual qualities required in growing up.
Animals for Peace Books 1, 2, 3, 4, & 5
Animals for Peace series is a series of stories for children. While fighting among themselves, the animals discover how the magic of love and oneness defeats war and disunity. From the teachings of the Baha'i Faith, they learn how the abolition of conflict and the unity of humankind are possible, which is as thrilling as the wide fields over which they range. There are 5 different books in this series, including Magic Night of Peace, Fragrance of Peace, Literally for Peace.
Awesome Kindness: A Story of Friendship
Nancy Murphy, Mary Jo Sterling, and Cora Hays
When Kennedy comes along with her bullying behavior, Jaylen and Langston just ignore the meanness and respond with unexpected kindness. Their loving and positive response causes Kennedy to briefly pause and look at her own actions. She is able to recognize that her meanness is a habit she learned from her brother. A behavior she doesn’t like to experience. The wall of meanness melts away when she chooses to be vulnerable in the safety of her friends. Together they sing, dance, and create more joy in their world.
Borne on Wings: Nine Joe Roc Baha'i Fables
Joe Roc presents Bahá’í morals and spiritual lessons via fables, short stories, and skits. There are 13 books in this series: The Lady of the Mangos, The Oasis of Magno, The Garden of Pancho, The One True Mirror, Perfect Justice, Colors, Immerse Thyself, Midnight Sighing, I Sift for Gold, Generations, Borne on Wings, and Thy Forgiveness Hath Enboldened Me.