Bala Kids


Bala Kids is a new children’s imprint from Shambhala Publications.

Bala Kids is dedicated to inspiring the next generation of thoughtful and compassionate leaders. Bala is Sanskrit for both “child” and “strength” and Bala Kids books give children and their grown-ups access to core values such as resilience, empathy, patience, and responsibility for themselves, their loved ones, and the world around them. Receive news and updates about Bala Kids by signing up for our Kids and Family email list.


Bala Kids


Where's Buddha?

Buddha is big
Buddha is small
Buddha is in the hearts of all

This playful picture book follows Buddha all over the world—from the depths of the ocean to a rocket in outer space. Author and illustrator Marisa Aragón Ware shows young readers that Buddha can be found everywhere—both within the world and within oneself.


Everything is connected.
And since you are part of everything,
You are connected to everything.

You’re connected to happy, connected to sad, to the past, to the future, and to all the thoughts you have had. From pharaohs, Ben Franklin, T. Rex, and ancient Greece to love, poverty, hunger, and peace—this magical story, written by Jason Gruhl and illustrated by Ignasi Font, shows us the many unexpected ways we are all connected to everyone and everything.

Sitting Still Like a Frog Activity Book

Mindfulness is one of the most effective tools in allowing kids to calm themselves in stressful moments, increase focus and attention, ease anxiety, and promote a sense of empathy toward others. Eline Snel's Sitting Still Like a Frog method of meditation has taught hundreds of thousands of children worldwide to become more relaxed and attentive, more aware of their bodies and emotions, and more open toward others. The Sitting Still Like a Frog Activity Book is packed with over 75 entertaining and useful activities that children can practice alone or with a parent, including yoga exercises for tuning into your body; art and cooking projects; stories; posters to color and cards to cut; stickers; attention games; love notes to share; the big family frog game; and much more!