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Subject: children's books that an atheist mama will appreciate
Date Posted: 8/19/2009 2:40 PM ET
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I'm looking for children's books that talk about things like evolution, ethics, death, compassion, etc. from a non-religious perspective. 

My daughter just turned 2, but she has a surprisingly long attention span for books.  So even books for pre-schoolers or early elementary schoolers would be fine. 

Thanks!

Bethany

Date Posted: 8/19/2009 2:47 PM ET
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Life Story by Virginia Lee Burton!  It's an absolutely gorgeous book for children about evolution.  I remember first looking at it and loving it when I was very, very tiny.

Date Posted: 8/19/2009 9:44 PM ET
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They're not specifically atheist- but any of the Magic Schoolbus books are fantastic introductions to scientific topics- space, dinosaurs, human body, electricity, weather, ocean, all kinds of good stuff.

Date Posted: 8/25/2009 10:28 PM ET
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Another one about evolution is called The Tree of Life.  I don't remember the author though.

Date Posted: 9/2/2009 3:55 AM ET
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I know this is a rather old thread, but here are a few...

Picky Mrs. Pickle http://www.amazon.com/Picky-Mrs-Pickle-Christine-Schneider/dp/0802787029

Our Family Tree http://www.amazon.com/Our-Family-Tree-Evolution-Story/dp/0152017720/ref=pd_bxgy_b_img_c

Hey, Little Ant http://www.amazon.com/Hey-Little-Ant-Phillip-Hoose/dp/1883672546

On The Day You Were Born http://www.amazon.com/Day-You-Were-Born-Musical/dp/0152055673/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1251877006&sr=1-1

There is also a list on Evolve Fish http://www.evolvefish.com/fish/kidsbooks.html I think most of the ones I listed are on their rec page.