• Faithful Elephants,
  • Ferdinand - Lawson
  • For Every Child: The UN Convention on the Rights of the Child.  Text adapted by Caroline Castle, foreword by Archbishop Desmond Tutu, illustrations by : John Burningham, et al.  New York:  Phyllis Fogelman Books, 2001.  A touching, simple interpretation of the 1989 United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, this book affirms that children the world over should be protected, cared for, and valued.  Each spread is illustrated by a separate artist, with nice illustrator's notes at the end of the book. The foreword, by Archbishop Desmond Tutu, is written for adults, but the remainder of the book is appealing to children.
  • I dream of peace - Images of war by children of former Yugoslavia"(HarperCollins).
  • JIROHATTAN. Hana Mori
  • My Hiroshima by Junko Morimoto, written and illustrated by a Hiroshima survivor.
  • Prayer for the Twenty-first Century - Marsden, John.  Illustrated by Lam Dung, et al.  Port Melbourne, Australia:  Lothian Books, 1998. This is a poem, assembled as a picture book, that reads like a psalm for the new millennium.  The illustrations were culled from existing artwork, not produced specifically for the book.  Although the poem may not be suitable for all student audiences, due to references to war and death, overall it affirms that we all should work to avoid war.
  • Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes (a book about a girl who dies from leukemia ten years after the US bombed Hiroshima)
  • The Animal Conference - Kestner
  • The Island of the Skog. --Kellogg, Steven.  Illustrated by the author.  New York:  Dial Books for Young Readers, 1973. This deceptively simple book is drawn in Kellogg's trademark cartoony style, leading children into the story of prejudice based on fear.  Mice, escaping harassment from a cat, sail off to an island.  Afraid of the creature who lives there, they "show they mean business," instead of coming in friendship, as one suggests.  Luckily, they discover the creature is a small, peaceful animal, and the misunderstandings are quickly reconciled. All agree to work together to build a village, and be "friends forever."
  • The Wall. --Bunting, Eve.  Illustrated by Ronald Himler.  New York: Clarion Books, 1990. "This is the wall, my grandfather's wall.  On it are the names of those killed in a war, long ago."  A young boy narrates this story, about a visit with his father to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, DC.  In a gentle introduction to the topic of the aftermath of war, the story includes all sorts of visitors to the wall: veterans, family members of victims, school children and teachers.  This is an intimate approach to a huge topic.
  • Three Little Wolves and the Big Bad Pig - Trivias & Oxenbury
  • Warum?(Why?) by Popov,

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