Parallax Press is here for you. This is a revealing time when raw uncertainty, physical awareness, and powerful global disruption are coming home and touching each of us, personally.
What do we see? We see that mindfulness practice is not just a societal trend, but an absolute necessity for us to exist in this unfolding reality and come out the other side. When we look deeply into the effects of COVID-19, we see the truth of our profound interconnectedness with each other and all of humanity—our interbeing, as Thich Nhat Hanh says. Your health and well-being, your safety and freedom from harm are also ours. We inter-are with each other.
With this in mind, we’ve put together two book collections that can help.
30% off Children’s and Classroom Books
Our Plum Blossom Books imprint is a haven of mindfulness books for kids, parents, and educators.
Our whole library of children’s books is now 30% off with code BREATHE.
We vow to keep it that way until schools return to session.
A Handful of Quiet
Happiness in Four PebblesView this book
A Handful of Quiet presents one of the best known and most innovative meditation practices developed by Thich Nhat Hanh as part of the Plum Village community's practice with children....
A Pebble for Your Pocket
Mindful Stories for Children and Grown-upsView this book
Drawn from Thich Nhat Hanh’s Dharma talks given to young people, A Pebble for Your Pocket presents the basic teachings of the Buddha in accessible and modern language. Combining the...
Baby PresentView this book
Baby Present combines the inherent love babies have for one another with a tongue-in-cheek take on mindfulness for their parents and caretakers. This is for the perfect gift for the...
Each Breath a Smile
Based on teaching by Thich Nhat Hanh; Written down by Sister Thuc Nghiem; Illustrated by Nguyen Thi Hop and Nguyen DongView this book
Inspired by the teachings of Thich Nhat Hanh, in Each Breath a Smile children learn how to calm body and mind and enjoy the present moment.
Transforming What Scares UsView this book
Fear, Illustrated is a visually stunning, light-hearted, and compelling visual exploration of the fears people confront in their daily lives. For many years artist Julie Elman has collected common and not-so-common...
Happy VeggiesView this book
Is Nothing Something?
Kids' Questions and Zen Answers About Life, Death, Family, Friendship, and Everything in BetweenView this book
In Is Nothing Something? Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh answers heartfelt, difficult, and funny questions from children of all ages. Illustrated with original full-color artwork by Jessica McClure, Is Nothing...
Mindful Arts in the Classroom
Stories and Creative Activities for Social and Emotional LearningView this book
Written especially for the teacher or camp director who wants to bring mindfulness, social and emotional learning (SEL), and the arts into their busy day through storytelling and fun games,...
Mr. Pack Rat Really Wants ThatView this book
Mr. Pack Rat is a particularly acquisitive small mammal with a hoarding problem (sound like someone you know?). Through trial and error, he begins to question whether having more things...
Once Upon a TreeView this book
This fable of a little leaf looking for his purpose will delight children and their caretakers.
Peace, Love, Action!
Everyday Acts of Goodness from A to ZView this book
Peace, Love, Action! is an illustrated, illuminated A-Z of everyday actions that directly make a peaceful, fun, and vibrant world. With original artworks bringing each action to life, "make friends," "go...
Under the Rose Apple TreeView this book
In this sequel to A Pebble for Your Pocket, Zen teacher and poet Thich Nhat Hanh looks deeply at the issues that confront young people in today's society. Applying his...
The Best Books for Dealing with Difficulty
These are our very best titles directed at two things:
Dealing with distress, and developing a supportive meditation practice wherever you may be.
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Biography of Silence
An Essay on MeditationView this book
A publishing phenomenon in Spain—a moving, lyrical, far-ranging meditation on the deep joys of confronting oneself through silence by a Spanish priest and Zen disciple.
How to RelaxView this book
In How to Relax, Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh shares inspiration and clear, simple directions for exploring mindfulness meditation. With sections on healing, relief from nonstop thinking, transforming unpleasant sounds, solitude,...
How to SitView this book
To sit is to restore ourselves, to become fully present and fully alive in the here and now.—Thich Nhat Hanh How to Sit provides simple directions on the mechanics of posture...
Creating a Home Meditation PracticeView this book
Find peace and calm amid the busyness of your life with this new book by Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh. Designed to be both inspiration and guidebook for those new...
No Mud, No Lotus
The Art of Transforming SufferingView this book
The secret to happiness is to acknowledge and transform suffering, not to run away from it. In No Mud, No Lotus, Thich Nhat Hanh offers practices and inspiration transforming suffering...
A Mindful Journey and Coloring BookView this book
In this second book in our Mindful Journey Coloring Book series, Thich Nhat Hanh’s wisdom is paired with black-and-white renderings of magical places and simple interiors created by multi- faceted...
Buddhist Wisdom for Difficult TimesView this book
Solid Ground: Buddhist Wisdom for Difficult Times is a lively and topical book that offers guidance on how to respond to the individual crises that inevitably arise in all of...
The Nest in the Stream
Lessons from Nature on Being with PainView this book
A concise and inspirational book for anyone dealing with pain by a long time palliative care doctor who is greatly inspired by Native American wisdom and the natural world. This...
This Difficult Thing of Being Human
The Art of Self-CompassionView this book
We all long for someone to offer us unconditional love and support. But what if that person is us? The practice of mindful self-compassion creates the space we need so...
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