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Memorial Hall Library

Books about Peace

Share some peace with children with these books from our Children's Room Collection.

Peace, baby!
Peace, baby!
by Linda Ashman

Simple rhyming text encourages children to set aside anger and irritation and find peace within themselves as well as with the world.
Peace
Peace
by Baptiste Paul

"From saying hello and pronouncing your friend's name correctly to giving more than you take and saying I'm sorry, this simple concept book explores definitions of peace and actions small and big that foster it"
Salam alaikum : a message of peace
Salam alaikum : a message of peace
by Harris J

The lyrics from the author's international YouTube hit of the same name combine with exuberant multicultural illustrations in a joyful call to action to promote peace throughout the world. Simultaneous eBook.
Can you say peace?
Can you say peace?
by Karen Katz

A bright and colorful journey around the globe shows how, every September 21 on the International Day of Peace, children around the world wish for peace in twenty-two different languages.
Wild peace
Wild peace
by Irene Latham

"A mindfulness picture book about finding solace in the natural world"
Peace is an offering
Peace is an offering
by Annette LeBox

A group of neighborhood children find love in everyday things, from sunlight shining through the trees to cookies shared with friends, in a versed celebration about the opportunities for peace that can be found wherever one looks.
Three lines in a circle : the exciting life of the peace symbol
Three lines in a circle : the exciting life of the peace symbol
by Michael G. Long

Relates the story of the peace symbol--designed in 1958 by Gerry Holtom, a London activist protesting nuclear weapons--and how it inspires people all over the world, from peace marches and liberation movements to the end of apartheid and the fall of the Berlin Wall. Includes a short history of the peace symbol and a partial timeline of peaceful protests since 1958
Shalom bayit : a peaceful home
Shalom bayit : a peaceful home
by Linda Elovitz Marshall

Illustrations and simple, rhyming text explore homes of all sorts where people and animals dwell, in light of the Jewish concept of peace in the home, Shalom bayit
Paulie Pastrami achieves world peace
Paulie Pastrami achieves world peace
by James Proimos

Struggling to fit in because of his inability to whistle, match his socks and perform well in sports, seven-year-old Paulie engages in simple acts of kindness, from being nice to his little sister to cheering up the school principal, that inspire a spread of world peace.
The peace dragon
The peace dragon
by Linda Ragsdale

One day while out on an expedition, Sherwyn gets the surprise of a lifetime when he meets an extraordinary peace dragon named Omani
Peace train
Peace train
by Cat Stevens

"Readers are invited to hop on the Peace Train and join its growing group of passengers who are all ready to unite the world in peace and harmony. Featuring the timeless lyrics of Cat Stevens's legendary song and illustrations by New York Times bestselling artist Peter H. Reynolds, this hopeful picture book inspires tolerance and love for people of all cultures and identities"
I am peace : a book of mindfulness
I am peace : a book of mindfulness
by Susan Verde

A companion to the best-selling I Am Yoga invites children to discover their inner peace through an accessible mindfulness practice that helps the expression of feelings through communication, connecting with the earth and observing the natural world. Illustrated by the award-winning artist of the Judy Moody and Stink series.
Peaceful pieces : poems and quilts about peace
Peaceful pieces : poems and quilts about peace
by Anna Grossnickle Hines

A collection of poems, illustrated by handmade quilts, explores peace in all its forms, from peace at home and within oneself to peace on a global scale
Peace warriors : Mahatma Gandhi, Dorothy Day, Martin Luther King, Jr., Desmond Tutu, Dalai Lama, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf
Peace warriors : Mahatma Gandhi, Dorothy Day, Martin Luther King, Jr., Desmond Tutu, Dalai Lama, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf
by Andrea Davis Pinkney

A latest entry in the series that includes Freedom Heroines is written by the Coretta Scott King Honor-winning author of Let It Shine and focuses on six men and women who have embraced peaceful solutions to violent conflicts, including Mahatma Gandhi, Desmond Tutu and Ellen Sirleaf Johnson. Original.
Peace
Peace
by Wendy Anderson Halperin

Illustrated with sumptuously detailed panel-style artwork and based on the Eastern philosophies of the Tao Te Ching, a lyrical picture book explores the eternal question of how to promote world peace and shares inspiring quotes from famous peacemakers while counseling readers on how to find peace within oneself.
Putting peace first : 7 commitments to change the world
Putting peace first : 7 commitments to change the world
by Eric David Dawson

"Seven strategies that children can use to make an impact in their communities and promote peace and tolerance"
Threads of peace : how Mahatma Gandhi and Martin Luther King Jr. changed the world
Threads of peace : how Mahatma Gandhi and Martin Luther King Jr. changed the world
by Uma Krishnaswami

Celebrating the lives of Mahatma Gandhi and Reverend Martin Luther King Jr., this fascinating book examines the threads that connect them and the threads of peace they laid throughout the world for us to pick up and weave together. 15,000 first printing. Simultaneous eBook. Illustrations.
A Rose Named Peace : How Francis Meilland Created a Flower of Hope for a World at War
Walking toward peace : the true story of a brave woman called Peace Pilgrim
Walking toward peace : the true story of a brave woman called Peace Pilgrim
by Kathleen Krull

"Tells the true story of Peace Pilgrim, a female activist and spiritual leader who sacrificed everything to travel by foot around America promoting peace"
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