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Peace Booklist

Note: All call numbers are for the Allen County Public Library, Fort Wayne, Indiana
J011.62 SPIEG Spiegel, Carol Book by Book : An Annotated Guide to Young People's Literature with Peacemaking and Conflict Resolution Themes
J204 LET Let There Be Peace: Prayers from Around the World
People all over the world pray for peace. This book collects peace prayers from around the globe and presents them with beautiful illustrations and thoughts on war and peace.
J242.62 HESS Hess, Ingrid Walk in Peace
J242.82 PIPER Piper, Sophie Peace on Earth : Poems and Prayers for Peace
A resource for adults and children to explore the ever important theme of peace together.
J284.30922 SEILI Seiling, Rebecca Plant a Seed of Peace
Forty-three delightfully illustrated stories of peacemakers from today and the past will capture the imagination of children of all ages
J303.6 KIVEL Kivel, Paul I Can Make My World a Safer Place:
Through simple text, eye-catching drawings and such activities as mazes, crosswords and word searches, this book encourages children to think about and act to promote peace at home, in their communities, and in the world. Harriet Tubman, Csar Chavez and Julia Butterfly are among those profiled as positive activists.
J303.66 GILLE Gilley, Jeremy Peace One Day
"Do you think one person can make a difference in the world? Many people believe the answer is no, but Jeremy Gilley proved the answer is yes." "Jeremy believed there should be a day dedicated to peace every year, a World Peace Day, and he made it happen.
J303.66 RADUN Radunsky, Vladimir What Does Peace Feel Like?
Peace. What does that word "really" mean? Ask children from around the world, and this is what they say....
J303.66 SUVAN Suvanjieff, Ivan PeaceJam
Contains profiles of each of the Nobel Peace Laureates involved in PeaceJam, firsthand accounts of youth and their work with the Laureates, plus tools and resources to inspire others to action.
J303.69 SCHEU Scheunemann, Pam Being a Peacekeeper
Describes everyday actions, such as being polite, following rules, and being fair, that can help to keep the peace.
J327.172 KERLE Kerley, Barbara A Little Peace
This beautiful childrens picture book features superb National Geographic images accompanied by a brief, poetic text on a subject of global importance. This volume provides a richly evocative and thought-provoking view of the world todays children will inherit.
J327.172 MELTZ Meltzer, Milton Ain't Gonna Study War No More:
Presents a history of pacifism and those who have protested against war, concentrating on war resistance in the United States from colonial days to the present and concerns about nuclear arms and terrorism.
J327.172 WILSO Wilson, Janet One Peace:True Stories of Young Activists
The stories of young people who have been refugees from war, injured by land mines, or learned about the consequences of violence through other means are interspersed with children's poems, quotes, artwork, and photographs.
J355.02 MARSH Marsh, Carole 20 Good Things Kids Can Do in Times of War: 20 Good Things Kids Can Do in Times of Peace
The activities in this book connect kids with America's servicemen and women, children, who have parents away serving in the military, our president and other government leaders and decision makers, aid organizations like The Red Cross, needs of families in your own community, and more. Positive ways for kids to help others - this book is great!
J371 MORTE Mortenson, Greg Listen to the Wind: The Story of Dr. Greg and Three Cups of Tea
Told in voices of the village children, Mortenson recounts the relationship he formed with the inhabitants of a Pakistani village that took him in as he attempted to climb K2.
J371.36 MARTI Martin, Mary Patricia Candace Peace
Thematic Unit Guide
J371.822 THOMS Thomson, Sarah L. Three Cups of Tea
This young readers' edition of the worldwide bestseller Three Cups of Tea has been specially adapted and updated by Greg Mortenson to bring his remarkable story of humanitarianism up-to-date. It includes brand-new photos, maps, and illustrations, as well as a special afterword by Greg's twelve-year-old daughter, Amira, who has traveled with her father as an advocate for the Pennies for Peace program for children. Distributed by Syndetic Solutions, Inc.
J782.4 Near, Holly The Great Peace March
An illustrated version of a song celebrating the brotherhood of humanity and the possibility of world peace.
J782.42 JACKS Jackson, Jill Let There Be Peace on Earth
Illustrates the award-winning song about each person's responsibility to help bring about world peace. Includes a history of the song and biographical notes on the husband and wife songwriting team.
J808.8 LINES Hoffman, Mary Lines in the Sand: New Writing about War and Peace
Writers and illustrators from all over the world have come together to produce this book, which includes over one hundred and fifty poems, stories and pictures about war and peace.
J810.8 BIG The Big Book for Peace
The wisdom of peace and the absurdity of fighting are demonstrated in seventeen stories and poems by outstanding authors of today such as Jean Fritz, Milton Meltzer, and Nancy Willard, illustrated by famous illustrators such as Paul Zelinsky, the Dillons, and Maurice Sendak.
J811 JOHNS Johnston, Tony Voice from Afar: Poems of Peace
Guevara's gentle acrylics temper 26 poems about war by Johnston, whose imagery pulls no punches.
J811.54 HINES Hines, Anna Grossnickle Peaceful Pieces : Poems and Quilts about Peace
A collection of poems about peace by Anna Grossnickle Hines, accompanied by illustrations that feature homemade quilts.
J821 BOGOT Bogot, Howard Peace
An illustrated poem, presented in English, Hebrew, and Arabic, examining the meaning and benefits of peace.
J920.02 WINTE Winter, Jonah Peaceful Heroes
Includes short essays and creative illustrations of some of history's most influential peaceful heroes, including Jesus of Nazareth, Mahatma Gandhi, Martin Luther King, Jr., Oscar Romero, and others.
JB M112J Cullerton, Jen Seeds of Change : Planting a Path to Peace
A biography of Kenyan Nobel Peace Prize winner and environmentalist Wangari Maathai, a female scientist who made a stand in the face of opposition to women's rights and her own Greenbelt Movement, an effort to restore Kenya's ecosystem by planting millions of trees.
JB M112N Nivola, Claire A. Planting the Trees of Kenya: The Story of Wangari Maathai
A picture book biography of Kenyan environmentalist Wangari Maathai, winner of the 2004 Nobel Peace Prize. This book depicts Maathai's activism in teaching local women to plant and nuture trees to reverse deforestation and economic problems in Kenya.
JE BASKW Baskwill, Jane If Peace Is…
If Peace Is examines the concept of peace from various perspectives.
JE BISHO Bishop, Jennie The Crayon Kingdom: A Story about Unity
JE CALI Cali, Davide The Enemy: A Book About Peace
After watching an enemy for a very long time during an endless war, a soldier finally creeps out into the night to the other man's hole and is surprised by what he finds there.
JE COOPE Cooper, Ilene The Golden Rule
Grandpa explains that the golden rule is a simple statement on how to live that can be practiced by people of all ages and faiths, then helps his grandson figure out how to apply the rule to his own life.
JE DOUGH Doughty, Rebecca Some Helpful Tips for a Better World and a Happier Life
Offers suggestions on how to improve life, from trying new things and splashing in puddles to making funny faces in the mirror.
JE FORES Forest, Heather The Contest Between the Sun and the Wind: An Aesop's Fable
The sun and the wind test their strength by seeing which of them can cause a man to remove his coat, demonstrating the value of using gentle persuasion rather than force as a means of achieving a goal.
JE HOFFE Hoffelt, Jane E. We Share One World
A young boy dreams of world peace as he realizes that people everywhere are really the same.
JE KATZ Katz, Karen Can You Say Peace?
Every September 21 on the International Day of Peace, children around the world wish in many different languages for peace.
JE LOBEL Lobel, Anita Potatoes, Potatoes
First published in 1967 and illustrated now for the first time in full color, the Caldecott Honor artist's classic antiwar picture book brilliantly illuminates the foolishness--and the tragedy--of fighting.
JE MCKEE McKee, David The Conquerors
The general of a large country conquers other lands "so they can be like us," but discovers that the last small country he invades seems to influence his own instead.
JE MCKEE Mckee, David Six Men
Six men looking for a place where they might live and work in peace start a series of events which result in a devastating battle.
JE PARR Parr, Todd The Peace Book
Describes peace as making new friends, sharing a meal, feeling good about yourself, and more.
JE PREUS Preus, Margi The Peace Bell
Yoko's grandmother tells about how the bell in their town that would ring on New Year's Eve is given up during the war for scrap metal, finds its way back to their village, and becomes known as the Peace Bell.
JE RADUN Radunsky, Vladimir Manneken pis: A Simple Story of a Boy Who Peed on a War
Tells the story of the legendary Belgian boy who showed the world just how silly it is to fight.
JE SPINE Spinelli, Eileen Peace Week in Miss Fox's Class
Miss Fox is tired of hearing her young students quarrel, so she announces Peace Week--no more squabbling for one whole week! It's hard at first, but soon the animals find it is easy to be nice to each other.
JE WALKE Walker, Alice Why War is Never a Good Idea
Simple, rhythmic text explores the wanton destructiveness of War, which has grown old but not wise, as it demolishes nice people and beautiful things with no consideration for the consequences.
JE WEAVE Weaver, Lisa D. Praying with Our Feet
A young girl joins her parents and members of her church on a peace walk and along the way reflects on what she has learned about speaking out for peace.
JE WILLI Williams, Sam Talk Peace
Illustrations and easy-to-read text call for all people of the world, wherever they are and whatever they are doing, to talk peace.
CD JZM GRAMMER TP R 06 Grammer, Red Teaching Peace
Teaching peace -- Places in the world -- Say hi! -- I think you're wonderful -- Rapp song -- Barnyard boogie -- Hooray for the world -- With two wings -- Use a word -- See me beautiful -- Shake your brains -- Listen.

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