Friday, July 25, 2014

Give Peace a Chance: 40+ Children's Picturebooks


Children's books about peace.

Ajmera, Maya & John D. Ivanko. (2006). Be My Neighbor.  Watertown, MA: Charlesbridge.
Asch, Frank. (2008). The Earth and I. San Diego, CA: HMH Books for Young Readers.
Baskwill, Jane. (2003). If Peace Is...  Illustrated by Stephanie Carter. New York: Mondo Publisher.
Coerr, Eleanor. (1997). Sadako. Illustrated by Ed Young. New York: Puffin.
The Children's Peace Book

Durell, Ann & Marilyn Sachs.  (1990). The Big Book of Peace. New York: Putnam Juvenile.
Gandhi, Arun & Bethany Hegedus. (2014). Grandfather Gandhi. Illustrated Evan Turk. New York: Atheneum Books for Young Readers.
Garrison, Jennifer &  Andrew Tubesing. (2002). A Million Visions of Peace: Wisdom from the Friends of Old Turtle. Duluth, MN: Pfeifer-Hamilton Publishers.
Gillen, Lynea. (2012). Good People Everywhere. Illustrated by Kristina Swarner. Portland, OR: Three Pebble Press.
Gilley, Jeremy. (2005). Peace One Day. New York: Putnam Juvenile.
Halperin, Wendy Anderson. (2013). Peace. New York: Atheneum Books for Young Readers.
Hamanaka, Sheila. (1995). Peace Crane. New York: HarperCollins.
Hanh, Thich Nhat. (2012). A Handful of Quiet: Happiness in Four Pebbles. Illustrated by Wietske Vriezen. Berkeley, CA: Plum Blossom Books.
from Peaceful Pieces: Poems and Quilts About Peace.
Hines, Anna Grossnickle. (2011). Peaceful Pieces: Poems and Quilts About Peace. New York: Henry Holt and Co.
Jackson, Jill & Sy Miller. (2009). Let There Be Peace on Earth: And Let It Begin with Me. Illustrated by David Diaz. Berkeley, CA: Tricycle Press.
Johnson, Jen Cullerton (2010). Seeds of Change: Planting a Path To Peace. Illustrated by Sonia Lynn Sadle. New York: Lee & Low Books.
Katz, Karen. (2006). Can You Say Peace? New York: Henry Holt and Co.
Kerley, Barbara. (2007). A Little Peace. Washington, D.C.: National Geographic Children's Books.
Ludwig, Trudy. (2013). The Invisible Boy. Illustrated by Patrice Barton. New York: Knopf Books for Young Readers.
MacDonald, Margaret Read. (2006). Peace Tales: World Folktales to Talk About. Atlanta, GA: August House Publishers.
McGinty, Alice B. (2013). Gandhi: A March to the Sea. Illustrated by Thomas Gonzalez.  Amazon Children’s Publishing.
Nelson, Kadir. (2013). Nelson Mandela. New York: Katherine Tegen Books.

from I Dreamt…A Book About Hope.
Olmos, Gabriela. (2013). I Dreamt…A Book About Hope. Translated by Elisa Amado. Toronto, ON: Groundwood Books.
Parr, Todd.  (2009). The Peace Book. New York: Little, Brown and Company.
Pinkney, Andrea Davis. (2013). Profile #6: Peace Warriors. Illustrated by Bryan Pinkney. New York: Scholastic.
from Jubilee!: One Man's Big, Bold, and Very, Very Loud Celebration of Peace.
Potter, Alicia (2014). Jubilee!: One Man's Big, Bold, and Very, Very Loud Celebration of Peace. Illustrated by Matt Tavares. Somerville, MA; Candlewick.
 Preus, Margi. (2008). The Peace BellIllustrated by Hideko Takahashi. New York: Henry Holt and Co.
Radunsky, Vladimir. (2004). What Does Peace Feel Like? New York: Atheneum Books for Young Readers.
Rappaport, Doreen. (2004). John's Secret Dreams: The Life of John Lennon. Illustrated by Bryan Collier. New York: Hyperion Books.
Rappaport, Doreen. (2001). Martin’s Big Words: The life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Illustrated by Bryan Collier. New York: Hyperion Books.
Scholes, Katharine. (1994). Peace Begins With You. Illustrated by Robert Ingpen. New York: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers.

Showers, Paul. (1993). The Listening Walk. Illustrated by Aliki. New York: HarperCollins.
Temko, Florence. (2011). A Thousand Cranes: Origami Projects for Peace and Happiness. Berkeley, CA: Stone Bridge Press.
Thomas, Shelley Moore. (1998). Somewhere Today: A Book of Peace. Photographs by Eric Futran. Morton Grove, IL: Albert Whitman & Company.
Vega, Elizabeth H.  (1995). The Laughing River: A Folktale for Peace. Illustrated by Ashley Smith.  Windsor, CA: Rayve Productions.
Walker, Nikki. (2013). Why Do We Fight? Conflict, War and Peace. Toronto, ON: Owlkids Books.
Winter, Jeanette. (2008). Wangari's Trees of Peace: A True Story from Africa. Orlando, FL: Harcourt.
Winter, Jeanette. (2005). The Librarian of Basra: A True Story from Iraq. Orlando, FL: Harcourt.
Winter, Jonah. (2009). Peaceful Heroes. Illustrated by Sean Addy. New York: Scholastic.
Wood, Douglas. (2007). Old Turtle. Illustrated by Cheng-Khee Chee. New York: Scholastic.
from Paths to Peace: People Who Changed the World.
Woodson, Jacqueline. (2012). Each Kindness. Illustrated by E.B. Lewis. New York: Nancy Paulsen Books.
Zalben, Jane Breskin . (2006). Paths to Peace: People Who Changed the World. New York: Dutton Juvenile.

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