Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Books and other stuff for your Lively, Loving Heathen Children


I've been wanting to post a longer version of my previous book list.  A friend recently posted this extensive list and so, THANKS RAYVEN, I'm copy/pasting her list here now.  

I have added a few titles myself, those in red and a few links in blue.

These are just some of the items I have come across, I’m sure as the free-thought community continues to grow we will have the pleasure of more materials to aid us in our parenting.  Never underestimate the power of a library card either.  Lining your local library are books by Thomas Paine, Isaac Asimov, George Orwell, and Ayn Rand just to name a few, all of which offer older children a wealth of knowledge and plenty of ideas to mull over and consider.

Books, CDs, and DVDs (For Children)
  • The Story of Everything by Neal Layton
  • Born with a Bang: Book One by Jennifer Morgan
  • From Lava to Life: Book Two by Jennifer Morgan
  • Mammals Who Morph: Book Three by Jennifer Morgan
  • Marduk the Mighty And Other Stories of Creation by Andrew Matthews
  • The New York Public Library Amazing Mythology: A Book of Answers For Kids by Brendan January
  • Maybe Yes, Maybe No by Dan Barker — my oldest has read this a few times on his own accord and loves it.  It is very easy to read and promotes seeking out honest, truthful answers.
  • Maybe Right, Maybe Wrong by Dan Barker
  • Humanism, What’s That?: A Book for Curious Kids by Helen Bennett
  • What Darwin Saw: The Journey That Changed The World by Rosalyn Schanzer

The next four books are graphic novels and I would recommend the last one by Mark Schultz for older children — about 10 and up-depending on the child’s interest — due to the heavy science content which younger children may find a bit long, boring and difficult to digest.
  • The Sandwalk Adventures by Jay Hosler
  • Optical Allusions by Jay Hosler
  • Clan Apis by Jay Hosler
  • The Stuff of Life: A graphic guide to genetics and DNA by Mark Schultz
  • Here Comes Science by They Might Be Giants CD/DVD combo — we absolutely love this CD/DVD combo.  Their song Science is Real features the following lyrics: “I like the stories about angles, unicorns, and elves-Now I like the stories as much as anybody else-But when I’m seeking knowledge-Either simple or abstract-The facts are with science-The facts are with science” I can’t think of better lyrics to jam to on a lazy Saturday afternoon and the children love it!
Books for Parents
  • Parenting Beyond Belief by Dale McGowan
  • Raising Freethinkers: A Practical Guide for Parenting Beyond Belief by Dale McGowan, Molleen Matsumura, Amanda Metskas, and Jan Devor
  • Living in the Light: Freeing Your Child from the Dark Ages by Anne R. Stone

Websites and Blogs for Parents
Science Based Parenting

EVERYTHING above (minus those in red or blue) are copied from this website:

I was enjoying it and thought to pass it along! 


  1. Hi! Visiting you from SHS - thanks for all those links, I'll enjoy checking them out :)

    I like your Thoreau quote downpage :)


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