The Magic of Reality: How We Know What's Really True

Category: Graphic Novels
Author: Richard Dawkins, Dave McKean
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by cyclopath   2017-08-19

Richard Dawkins' *Magic of Reality * has a lot of simple, concise talking points.

by Jim-Jones   2017-08-19

*Maybe Yes, Maybe No * (LINK)

by Dan Barker

In today's media-flooded world, there is no way to control all of the information, claims, and enticements that reach young people. The best thing to do is arm them with the sword of critical thinking.

Maybe Yes, Maybe No is a charming introduction to self-confidence and self-reliance. The book's ten-year-old heroine, Andrea, is always asking questions because she knows "you should prove the truth of a strange story before you believe it."

"Check it out. Repeat the experiment. Try to prove it wrong. It has to make sense." writes Barker, as he assures young readers that they are fully capable of figuring out what to believe, and of knowing when there just isn't enough information to decide. "You can do it your own way. If you are a good skeptic you will know how to think for yourself."

Another book is "Me & Dog " by Gene Weingarten.

And Born With a Bang: The Universe Tells Our Cosmic Story : Books 1, 2, 3

Here Comes Science CD + DVD

The Magic of Reality by Richard Dawkins

Bang! How We Came to Be by Michael Rubino.

Also:

Greek Myths – by Marcia Williams

Ancient Egypt: Tales of Gods and Pharaohs – by Marcia Williams

God and His Creations – by Marcia Williams

"I Wonder" by Annaka Harris

"From Stardust to You: An Illustrated Guide to The Big Bang" by Luciano Reni

"Meet Bacteria!" by Rebecca Bielawski

See also Highlights for Children - this has materials for younger children.

Atheism books for children by Courtney Lynn

"It Is Ok To Be A Godless Me", "I'm An Atheist and That's Ok", "I'm a Freethinker", "Please Don't Bully Me" and "I'm a Little Thinker" etc.

Courtney Lynn has a couple more for grown ups as well.

15 Holiday Gift Ideas for Secular Families

Bedtime Bible Stories by Joey Lee Kirkman - for mature teens only

by Velnys   2017-08-19

>too young to risk being heavily influenced by religious nonsense

They're never too young to be brainwashed. The younger, the better. Even the religious and the conservatives openly admit this.

http://www.theguardian.com/science/punctuated-equilibrium/2011/may/29/psychology-religion

http://totalconservative.com/get-them-while-theyre-young/

But most of the damage can easily be offset by more information . Start sowing seeds of skepticism and critical thinking.

I don't think the Catholics are too bad, but stay away from the Evangelicals, they're poisonous.