Big Ideas for Little Kids

| August 31, 2010

Title: Big ideas for little kids: teaching philosophy through children’s literature
Author: Thomas E. Wartenberg
Publisher: Lanham, Md. : Rowman & Littlefield Education, c2009
Check It Out: B52 .W378 2009

From the Publisher: Written in a clear and accessible style, this book explains why it is important to allow young children access to philosophy during primary-school educations.For more information, visit

About the Author: Thomas Wartenberg works at the intersection between philosophy and  popular culture. His most recent work focuses on the philosophy of film,  though he has written on a wide variety of topics in philosophy.  In addition, his work teaching philosophy to elementary school children has garnered world-wide attention.

On the Web:

Author’s Website

Free the Play Review

Interview with the Author

Book Website

Resources for Teaching Elementary School Philosophy