Picture Books & Resources
Exploring themes of kindness and empathy supports children’s understanding of peace. Discussions based around family and friends makes the concept of peace more concrete. Such conversations helps children consider how they can make a positive difference in the world. Engage children in recognising peace, tolerance and empathy with the books below. Some books will touch on conflict but the majority convey a peaceful message. Talking about peace will bring up hostile events such as conflict and cruelty. You can look at the conflict book list for resources and books on this topic. The International Day of Peace is on 21st September. You can use this day to explore themes of peace, unity, community and tolerance in depth.
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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!
Carrots are Orange: 11 Simple Ways to Teach Kids Peace Starting TODAY
Care: How to Explain Martin Luther King Jr. Day to Your Kids
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum: Learn, testimonies and resources
Kids Peace Station Hiroshima: Stories and information about the atomic bombing in Hiroshima
Seeds of Peace: Peace games and activities
Teaching Ideas: Printable resources to help children understand the significance of Remembrance
UNICEF: What is Peace? lesson plan
Peace One Day: What is Peace One Day?
More Books to Explore
The Children’s Library Lady has over 400 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.
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