This booklist was inspired by a list created by the Association for Library Services to Children (ALSC) to share the message of creating unity, acting with kindness toward others, and promoting peace. For more books about peace, see our Peace Begins With Me booklist.

  • How to Heal A Broken Wing

    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.

  • Peace

    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.

  • The Nice Book

    Monkeys, mice, snakes, cats, and many other animals demonstrate how to act towards others.

  • Can You Say Peace?

    Every September 21 on the International Day of Peace, children around the world wish in many different languages for peace.

  • The Story of Ferdinand

    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.

  • The Lion & the Mouse

    In this wordless retelling of an Aesop fable set in the African Serengeti, an adventuresome mouse proves that even a small creature is capable of great deeds when she rescues the King of the Jungle.

  • Horton Hears a Who

    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.

  • The Peace Book

    Describes peace as making new friends, sharing a meal, feeling good about yourself, and more.

  • A Sick Day for Amos McGee

    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.

  • Each Kindness

    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.

  • Pinduli

    Pinduli's mama has always told her that she's the most beautiful hyena ever. But Dog, Lion, and Zebra don't think so. Why else would they make her feel so rotten about her big ears, her fuzzy mane, and her wiggly stripes? Poor Pinduli just wants to disappear--and she tries everything she can think of to make that happen. Yet nothing goes her way. Nothing, that is, until a case of mistaken identity lets her show the creatures of the African savanna how a few tiny words--bad or good--can create something enormous.

  • Because of You

    Tells how every single person helps make the world a kinder and more peaceful place.

  • Albert the Fix-it Man

    A cheerful repairman fixes squeaky doors, leaky roofs, and crumbling fences for his neighbors, who return the kindness when he catches a terrible cold.

  • I'm Like You, You're Like Me

    A book about understanding and appreciating each other. Illustrations and simple text explore ways in which children are alike and some ways they may be different.

  • Weird!

    Luisa is repeatedly teased and called "weird" by her classmate Sam, even though she is simply being herself—laughing with her friends, answering questions in class, greeting her father in Spanish, and wearing her favorite polka-dot boots. Luisa initially reacts to the bullying by withdrawing and hiding her colorful nature. But with the support of her teachers, parents, classmates, and one special friend named Jayla, she is able to reclaim her color and resist Sam’s put-downs.

  • We All Come from Different Cultures (Celebrating Differences)

    Americans come from many different backgrounds and cultures. What's yours like? Let's share and celebrate what makes our cultures special!

  • We All Have Different Abilities (Celebrating Differences)

    What can you do? Tie your shoes? Play piano? Everyone has different talents and abilities. Let's share and celebrate our many talents!

  • We All Look Different (Celebrating Differences)

    Blue eyes! Brown eyes! Freckles! Braces! What features make you unique? Let's share and celebrate what makes us special!

  • We All Have Different Families (Celebrating Differences)

    Families come in all forms and sizes. Who is in your family? Let's share and celebrate what makes each family special!

  • The Peace Book

    Describes peace as making new friends, sharing a meal, feeling good about yourself, and more.