The World Needs Your Kid: Raising Children Who Care and Contribute' by Marc Kielburger, Craig Kielburger, and Shelley Page

If you want to give someone a gift that will make a huge difference in their life, here is a book you should give to every parents, grandparent or educator you know!!
You probably already know Free The Children (ISBN-10: 0978437500) by Craig Kielburger, the powerful story of a 12 year old Canadian boy who ends up truly changing the world. Shocked by the concept of child labor, he actually travels to India to tackle this evil. In the process he meets Mother Theresa and becomes actively involved in freeing children from child-labor factories. Craig ended up being a life time activist, changing laws, and minds of people around the world. He started Me To We, a global organization helping children to help children.

His current book is The World Needs Your Kid: Raising Children Who Care and Contribute by Marc Kielburger, Craig Kielburger, and Shelley Page, with a foreword by the Dalai Lama, ISBN - 10:1553655052. I'm not kidding: you need to rush out and buy this book for everyone who is raising a child!!
A practical guide to raising caring kids, lending a hand and changing the world - all at the same time! With simple, every day actions to strengthen a child's motivation to do more in the world, the book gives staggering statistics but also practical tools. As the Kielburgers reflect on lessons from their own childhood, they examine insights of activists such as Jane Fonda, Mia Farrow and Archbishop Desmond Tutu. Over 200 interviews with remarkable parents, educators and experts make this is a valuable guide that will encourage children to become global citizens. A must have for all educators, parents and grandparents. See:

I Stood Upon A Mountain by Aileen Fisher

I Stood Upon A Mountain, a picture book by Aileen Fisher

This relatively unknown book is one of my all-time favorites. It's older, and may not be readily available anymore - but you can still find it online. And it's worth a search.

Standing on top of a mountain, a young child wonders about the creation of the world. How did it all happen?
One old man tells her it all started with an egg.
"Can it be true" she wonders.
"It all came from a word!" someone else tells her.
But what was before the word? How did oceans and deserts begin?

"With fire!" knows a native man.
"An explosion!" thinks someone else.
In the end, she realizes there are many answers. But does it really matter how it all began? Being filled with wonder if the most important thing as you gaze upon creation.

ISBN 0-690-03977-8