12 Books About Peace

Teach your child about the meaning behind the word "peace" with these 12 titles.

By Allison McDonald
Nov 10, 2014



Nov 10, 2014

Last year, I wrote a post that highlighted books about war for Veterans Day. One of the overwhelming bits of feedback this post received was that I should have written about peace. This post is my follow-up, but I want to make it known that I don't think you can only teach about peace—or that learning about war is the same thing as glorifying it. The books in the first post are historical; they don't glorify anything, especially war. I agree that we should teach our children about peace, but in order to do that we must give them some knowledge about what an absence of peace is like.  Please check out my previous post as well as these amazing books about peace.

Can You Say Peace? by Karen Katz

Whoever You Are by Mem Fox

Peace One Day by Jeremy Gilley

Let There Be Peace on Earth: and Let It Begin With Me by Jill Jackson

The Children's Peace Book by Jolene DeLisa

The Peace Book by Todd Parr

Paulie Pastrami Achieves World Peace by James Proimos

What Does Peace Feel Like? by Vladimir Radunsky

Peace People by Robyn Short

Talk Peace by Sam Williams

Wangari's Trees of Peace: A True Story From Africa by Jeanette Winter

Paths to Peace: People Who Changed the World by Jane Breskin Zalben

What do you think? Do children need to understand both sides to understand peace? Share your opinion on the Scholastic Parents Facebook page.

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