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Booklist: Unity, Kindness, Peace

November 23, 2016 Leave a comment Go to comments

Picture Books

Antony, Steve. Green Lizards vs. Red Rectangles (Scholastic, 2015)
The green lizards and red rectangles are always at war, until enough of them question why they are fighting.

Beaumont, Karen. Wild About Us! (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2015)*
From Elephant’s long nose to Kangaroo’s huge feet to Monkey’s stick-out ears, everyone is worth celebrating, no matter what they look like.

Bloom, Suzanne. What About Bear? (Boyds Mills, 2010)
When Fox joins Goose and Bear for playtime, one of them is left out and someone must figure out how all three of them can play together.

Foreman, Jack. Say Hello. (Candlewick, 2008)*
Written when the author was ten years old, tells of a dog and a boy who are both lonely until they are included by others.

Graham, Bob. How to Heal A Broken Wing (Candlewick, 2008)* When Will finds a bird with a broken wing, he takes it home and cares for it, hoping in time it will be able to return to the sky.

Halperin, Wendy. Peace (Atheneum, 2013)*
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.

Leaf, Munro. The Story of Ferdinand (Viking, 1936)*
Ferdinand likes to sit quietly and smell the flowers, but one day he gets stung by a bee and his snorting and stomping convince everyone that he is the fiercest of bulls.

LeBox, Annette. Peace Offering (Dial, 2015)*
Illustrations and simple, rhyming text show different ways that peace can be found, made, and shared.

Lovell, Patty. Stand Tall, Molly Lou Melon. (Putnam’s, 2001)*
Even when the class bully at her new school makes fun of her, Molly remembers what her grandmother told her and she feels good about herself.

Nelson, Kadir. If You Plant a Seed (Balzer+Bray, 2015)
While planting seeds in their garden, two animals learn the value of kindness.

Otoshi, Kathryn. One (KO Kids Books, 2008)*
A number/color book reminding us that it just takes one to make everyone count. (CIP) Bullying. Courage. Colors. Counting. E.B. White Read Aloud Honor Teacher’s Choice Award.

Parr,Todd. The Peace Book (Little, Brown, 2004)
Describes peace as making new friends, sharing a meal, feeling good about yourself, and more.

Pinkney, Jerry. The Lion and the Mouse (Little, Brown, 2009)*
n this wordless retelling of an Aesop fable set in the African Serengeti, an adventuresome mouse proves that even small creatures are capable of great deeds when she rescues the King of the Jungle.

Seuss. Dr. Horton Hears a Who (Random House, 1954)*
A city of Whos on a speck of dust are threatened with destruction until the smallest Who of all helps convince Horton’s friends that Whos really exist.

Stead, Philip C. A Sick Day for Amos McGee (Roaring Brook, 2010)*
Zookeeper Amos McGee always makes time to visit his friends who live at the zoo until the day he stays home because he is sick.

Stein, David Ezra. The Nice Book (Putnam’s, 2008)
Monkeys, mice, snakes, cats, and many other animals demonstrate how to act towards others.

Verdick, Elizabeth. Words Are Not For Hurting (Free Spirit, 2004) Encourages toddlers and preschoolers to express themselves using helpful, not hurtful, words. Includes a note for parents and caregivers on language development.

Wallace, Nancy Elizabeth. The Kindness Quilt (Cavendish, 2006)
Minna does a lot of thinking about her project to do something kind, make a picture about what she did, and share it with her classmates, but finally comes up with an idea that spreads to the whole school.

Willems, Mo. Can I Play Too? (Hyperion, 2010)
Elephant and Piggie learn to play catch with their new friend Snake.

Woodson, Jacqueline. Each Kindness (Penguin, 2012)*
When Ms. Albert teaches a lesson on kindness, Chloe realizes that she and her friends have been wrong in making fun of new student Maya’s shabby clothes and refusing to play with her.

ALSC Booklist – these books are included in the list above.
*Asterisked books are available at the Middletown Library Service Center, Middletown, CT
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