Children’s Books on Peace and War

Recommendations from the University of Arizona College of Education Worlds of Words International Collection of Children’s and Adolescent Literature and the Jewish Federation of Southern Arizona.

Aaseng, Nathan (1987). The Peace Seekers: The Nobel Peace Prize. Minneapolis, MN: Lerner. Abells, Chana B. (1983) The Children We Remember. New York: Greenwillow.

Akbarpour, Ahmad. (2010). Good Night, Commander. Ill. Morteza Zahedi. Toronto: Groundwood.

Barasch, Lynne (2009). First Come the Zebra. New York: Lee & Low.

Baskwill, Jane (2003). If Peace is... Ill. Stephanie Carter. New York: MONDO.

Baillie, Allan. (1994). Rebel. Ill. Di Wu. London: Ticknor & Fields.

Beller, Ken and Heather Chase (2008). Great Peacemakers: True Stories from Around the World. Sedona, AZ: LTS Press.

Bogacki, Tomek (1996). Cat and Mouse. New York: Scholastic. Bunting, Eve (1989). Terrible Things. Ill. Stephen Gammell. New York: Jewish Publication

Bunting, Eve (1998). So Far From the Sea. Ill. Chris Soentpiet. New York: Clarion.

Bunting, Eve (2001). Gleam and Glow. Ill. Peter Sylvada. New York: Harcourt.

Cali, David (2009). The Enemy. Ill. Serge Bloch. New York: Schwartz & Wade.

Cameron, Sara (2001). Out of War: True Stories from the Front Lines of the Children’s Movement for Peace in Colombia. New York: Scholastic.

Coerr, Eleanor (1993). Sadako. Ill. Ed Young. New York: Putnam.

Cooper, Ilene (2007). The Golden Rule. Ill. Gabi Swiatowska. New York: Abrams.

Craddock, Sonia (1999). Sleeping Boy. Ill. Leonid Gore. New York: Atheneum.

de Paola, Tomie (1980). The Knight and the Dragon. New York: G.P. Putnam’s Sons.

Demi (2001). Gandhi. New York: Margaret K. McElderry Books.

Dolphin, Laurie (1993). Wahat al-Saham: Oasis of Peace. Ill. Ben Dolphin. New York: Scholastic.

Durell, Ann, ed. (1990). The Big Book for Peace. New York: Dutton. Edelman, Brian Wright (2005). I Can Make a Difference. Ill. Barry Moser. New York:

Foreman, Michael (2002). War and Peas. London: Andersen Press.

Fox, Mem (1996). Feathers and Fools. Ill. Nicholas Wilton. New York: Harcourt Brace.

Gilley, Jeremy (2005). Peace One Day. Ill. Karen Blessen. New York: Putnam.

Ginz, Petr (2007). The Diary of Petr Ginz, 1941-1942. New York: Atlantic Monthly Press.

Frank, Anne (2003). The Diary of Anne Frank: The Revised Critical Edition. New York: Doubleday.

Gold, Julie (1998). From a Distance. Ill. Jane Ray. New York: Dutton.

Greenfield, Eloise (2006). When the Horses Ride By: Children in the Times of War. Ill. JanSpivey Gilchrist. New York: Lee & Low.

Grove, Levine Morton Karen (2003). Hana's Suitcase. Park Ridge, IL: Albert Whitman.

Hamanaka, Sheila (1995). On the Wings of Peace. New York: Clarion

Harrison, Michael and Christopher Stuart-Clark (1989). Peace and War: A Collection of Poems. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Heide, Florence Parry and Judith Heide Gilliland (1992). Sami and the Time of the Troubles. Ill. Ted Lewin. New York: Clarion.

Henderson, Kathy (2006). Lugalbanda: The Boy who Got Caught up in a War, An Epic Tale from Ancient Iraq. Ill. Jane Ray. New York: Candlewick.

I Dream of Peace: Images of War by Children of Former Yugoslavia (1994). New York: UNICEF.

Innocenti, Roberto (1985). Rose Blanche. Mankato, MN: Creative Education.

Jackson, Jill (2009). Let There Be Peace on Earth and Let it Begin with Me. Ill. David Diaz. New York: Tricycle Press.

Johnson, Tony (2008). Voice from Afar: Poems of Peace. Ill. Susan Guevara. New York: Holiday House.

Kasza, Keiko (2001). The Mightiest. New York: G.P. Putnam.

Kerley, Barbara (2007). A Little Peace. Des Moines, IA: National Geographic.

Kodama, Tatsuharu (1992). Shin’s Tricycle. Ill. Noriyuki Ando. New York: Walker.

Kellogg, Steven (1973). The Island of the Skog. New York: Dial.

Kristiansson, Leif (2006). Not My Fault. Ill. Dick Stenberg. Alhambra, CA: Heryin.

Lattimore, Deborah Nourse (1987). The Flame of Peace: A Tale of the Aztecs. New York: Harper.

Leaf, Munro (1964). The Story of Ferdinand. Ill. Robert Lawson. New York: Viking.

Lee-Tai, Amy (2006). A Place Where Sunflowers Grow. Ill. Felicia Hoshino. San Francisco, CA: Children’s Book Press.

Lionni, Leo (1959). Little Blue and Little Yellow. New York: Scholastic.

Lobel, Anita (1967). Potatoes, Potatoes. New York: Harper & Row.

MacDonald, Margaret Read (1992). Peace Tales. Atlanta, GA: August House.

Martin, Rafe (1997). The Monkey Bridge. Ill.Fahimeh Amiri. New York: Alfred A. Knopf.

Martin, Rafe (1998). The Brave Little Parrot. Ill. Susan Gaber. New York: G.P. Putnam.

Maruki, Toshi (1980). Hiroshima No Pika. New York: Lothrop, Lee & Shepard.

McDonough, Yona Zeldis (2002). Peaceful Protest: The Life of Nelson Mandela. Ill.Malcah Zeldis. New York: Walker.

McGuffee, Michael (1996). The Day the Earth Was Silent. Ill. Edward Sullivan. Bloomington, IN: Inquiring Voices Press.

McKee, David (1985). Two Monsters. Great Britain: Andersen Press.

McKee, David (2004). The Conquerors. Brooklyn, NY: Handprint Books.

McKee, David (1990). Tusk Tusk. Ill. David McKee. LaJolla, CA: Kane/Miller.

Kr , M. R., Kotouc, K. J., Ornest, Z., Novak, R. E., and Wilson, P. R. (1995). We are children just the same. Philadelphia: Jewish Publication Society.

Mochizuki, Ken (1993). Baseball Saved Us. Ill. Dom Lee. New York: Lee & Low.

Morimoto, Junko (1987). My Hiroshima. New York: Viking.

O’Brien, Perry Edmond (2009). After Gandhi: One Hundred Years of Nonviolent Resistance. Ill. Anne Sibley O’Brien. Watertown, MA: Charlesbridge.

Olaleye, Isaac O. (2000). In the Rainfield: Who is the Greatest? Ill. Ann Grifalconi. New York: The Blue Sky Press.

Parr, Todd (2004). The Peace Book. Ill. Todd Parr. Boston, MA: Little, Brown.

Philip, Niel, ed. (1998). War and the Pity of War. Ill. Michael McCurdy. New York: Clarion.

Pin, Isabel (2006). When I Grow Up, I Will Win the Nobel Peace Prize. New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux.

Popov, Nikolai (1996). Why? New York: North-South Books.

Preus , Margi (2008). The Peace Bell. Ill. Hideko Takahashi. New York: Henry Holt.

Radunsky, Vladimir (2004). What Does Peace Feel Like? Ill. Vladimir Radunsky. New York: Simon & Schuster.

Robb, Laura (1997). Music and Drum: Voices of War and Peace, Hope and Dreams. Ill. Debra Lill. New York: Philomel.

Scholes, Katherine (1989). Peace Begins With You. Ill. Robert Ingpen. Boston, MA: Sierra Book Club/ Little, Brown.

Senesh, Hannah (2004). Hannah Senesh: Her Life and Diary. Woodstock: Jewish Lights.

Sierakowiak, Dawid (1996). The Diary of Dawid Sierakowiak: Five Notebooks from the Łódz Ghetto. New York: Oxford University Press.

Seuss, Dr. (1984). The Butter Battle Book. New York: Random House.

Shaw, Tucker (2002). Peace. Ill. Mike Reddy. New York: Alloy Books.

Smith, Frank. D. (2000). My Secret Camera. Ill. M. Grossman. New York: Gulliver Books.

Suvanjieff, Ivan (2008). PeaceJam: A Billion Simple Acts of Peace. New York: Puffin Books.

Thomas, Shelley (1998). Somewhere Today: A Book of Peace. Ill. Eric Futran. Park Ridge, IL: Albert Whitman.

Thompson, Lauren (2008). Hope is an Open Heart. New York: Scholastic.

Trivizas, Eugene (1994). The Three Little Wolves and the Big Bad Pig. Ill. Helen Oxenbury. New York: Scholastic.

Uchida, Yoshika. (1993) The Bracelet. Ill. Joanne Yardley. New York: Philomel.

Volavkova, Hana, ed. (1994) I never saw another butterfly : children's drawings and poems from 1942-1944. New York: Schocken.

Vaugelade, Anais (2001). The War. Minneapolis, MN: Carolrhoda.

Walker, Alice (2007). Why War is Never a Good Idea. Ill. Stefano Vitale. New York: HarperCollins.

Wild, Margaret (1991). Let the Celebrations Begin! Ill. Julie Vivas. New York: Orchard.

Winter, Jeannette (2004). The Librarian of Basra: The True Story from Iraq. New York: Harcourt.

Winter, Jeanette (2008). Wangari’s Trees of Peace. New York: Harcourt.

Winter, Jonah (2009). Peaceful Heroes. Ill. Dean Addy. New York: Arthur A. Levine Books.

Zalben, Jane Breskin (2006). Paths to Peace: People Who Changed the World. New York:Dutton.

Zapruder, Alexandra, ed. (2002). Salvaged Pages: Young Writers’ Diaries of the Holocaust. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press.

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