Given the authors, Circle Round is very "Reclaiming" IMO.
So not "wiccan" but still more "specific to a tradition" than other books? It's a great book, but I find myself turning to Celebrate more often for ideas and to Circle for specifics.
Celebrate is to wombatClay's future pagan curric as Circle is to existing pagan curric maybe?
Or at least, I wish my future curric would be as good as either Celebrate or Circle!
My local B&N has 6 or 7 full SHELVES of wicca 101 books. The cover art ranges from the "scantily clad, well endowed fantasy female" style to the "gothic font" style to the "standing stone or mossy tree" style. Almost all refer to wicca 101
or wicca for beginners
or the only wiccan spellbook you'll ever need!
and so on. Out of curiosity I just plugged wicca into amazon and got 3,348 titles!
If you search pagan children in amazon almost every book (75 hits but many of those are not for
pagan children but rather about
these topics) is specifically wiccan and the comments often complain that even books that may not have wicca in the title are still intended for a duotheistic audience. Interestingly, the Asatru collection (for children of the folk) is from lulu, meaning it is "self published".
Of course, here I am trying to add to that pile of pagan related "stuff"! But at least if I produce it myself I'll be able to control the cover art. Right?
That actually raises a good point in terms of curriculum planning... some of the comments talk about how pagan books for children should have lots of pictures. How important is it to you to have school materials that have nice pictures? Thinking about what is on our shelves right now, I do have lots of "image heavy" books (like Eyewitness or Ask Me Why) but I'm not sure if that will continue as the kiddos get older. As a child I loved many books that had few (or no) illustrations. And being able to envision something is an important pagan skill ime.
How do you plan on teaching those "vision skills"? Or are you going to leave more specifically "magical" skills until later and just encourage the amazing abilities innate in children?