Conflict Book List

Picture Books & Resources

Conflicts, disagreements and tensions affect all children during their lifetime. As adults, we need to encourage conflict resolution through communication, compromise, harmony, collaboration and forgiveness. Picture books are perfect conversation starters and these books are no exception. They cover war, peace, understanding, sympathy and respect. Remember, conflict can bring up hostile or negative experiences so engage in sensitive discussions.

Conflict Book List

Further Reading

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These resources relate to the book, author and illustrator. The number of resources varies subject to subject. Please check they are appropriate for your specific needs before using them with children. If you have any suggestions please get in touch!

General Information
Kids Matters Australia: Resolving Conflict
Healthy Families Beyond Blue: Resolving Family Conflict
Kids’ Health: Conflict resolution
Greater Good Magazine: Can Parents Teach Peace? 
Kids Help Line: Cultural differences and conflict

Educational Articles and Lesson Plans
National Education Association: International Day Of Peace Resources
Crayola: Bird of Peace
Northern Ireland Curriculum: I am Learning to… Unit

More Books to Explore

The Children’s Library Lady has over 450 picture books on large variety of topics. You will find specific book, author and illustrator information, as well as resources. You can also browse themed books lists and explore all the books on the website. Click on the book covers below to start exploring what the website has to offer.

Conflict Book List

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The reality today is that we are all interdependent and have to co-exist on this small planet. Therefore, the only sensible and intelligent way of resolving differences and clashes of interests, whether between individuals or nations, is through dialogue.

Dalai Lama

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