Topic Books about Philosophy, Ethics and God for Children in KS1 & KS2

Bigs Ideas for Curious Minds

by The School of Life

Children are, in many ways, born philosophers. The book functions as an ideal introduction to philosophy, as well as a charming way to open up conversations between adults and children about the biggest questions we all face.

If... by David J. Smith

'If the Sun were the size of a grapefruit, Earth would be the size of a grain of salt. Even the largest planet, Jupiter, would be only as big as a large pea.' Some things are so big or so old that it's hard to wrap your mind around them. Explore these hard-to-imagine objects and events and compare them to things we can instantly see, feel and touch.


Children's Book of Philosophy by Sarah Tomley 

This book explains philosophy to kids in an easy-to-understand way, using simple text and fun illustrations. Meet Socrates and Confucius, Kant and Sartre, and many others who have studied and pondered on the complexities of everyday life.

Cool Philosophy by Daniel Tatarsky 

Featuring the key philosophic principles of every philosopher you've heard of (and some you haven't), Cool Philosophy is stuffed to the gills with amazing facts, tricks and stats to help you discover everything you need to know about what philosophy is - in a way you'll never forget. 


Dreams of Freedom 

by Amnesty International

This inspirational book contains 17 quotations about many different aspects of freedom, from the freedom to have an education to the freedom to have a home and to be yourself. All the chosen quotations  are in simple words that can be understood by young children.

Philosophy for Young Children

by Berys Gaut

Philosophy for Young Children is a concise, practical guide for teachers. It contains detailed session plans for 36 philosophical enquiries - enough for a year’s work - that have all been successfully tried, tested and enjoyed with young children from the age of three upwards.


What is God? by Etan Boritzer

What is God? is written with a simple clarity with just the right blend of seriousness and humour. The book compares different religions - Christianity, Islam, Judaism, Hinduism, Buddhism. If you want to talk about spirituality with a child, or introduce them to philosophy or religion, this book is a great beginning.