Can Children Help Create World Peace?

Peace is not simply the absence of war……but might be described as a state of quiet or tranquility.

Ideally, our world, our country, our state, our city, our home and our family should  be in a state of peace, but often are not.  I believe that peace starts within us …. and in order to find worldwide peace, all people of the world must learn to be kind.

Children are our future, and if we want world peace, it must begin with us, our children, and being kind to our fellow inhabitants of this world.  And, as the song says ……… “Let There Be Peace on Earth, And Let It Begin With Me”.

Here are some great books that might inspire kindness, and just maybe, world peace.


Paulie Pastrami Achieves World Peace by James Proimos

Gathering Sparks by Howard Schwartz

Can You Say Peace? by Karen Katz

One Good Deed by Terri Fields

Salam Alaikum: A Message of Peace by Harris J

World Pizza by Cece Meng

Howard B. Wigglebottom Learns We Can All Get Along by Howard Binkow

The Jelly Donut Difference: Sharing Kindness with the World by Maria Dismondy

Good People Everywhere by Lynea Gillen

Pass It On by Sophy Henn

Miss Teresa




New Picture Books


Here’s a few picture books that you’ll be seeing on the NEW shelf!

Little Red Riding Sheep by Linda Ravin Lodding

Arnold, a sheep, (a Heidschnucke sheep, to be exact!), keeps inserting himself into this re-telling of the timeless fairy tale, Little Red Riding Hood.  There’s a few problems, however; he’s a bit too big and fluffy to be playing the part of Little Red, he’s afraid of the woods, and well, he’s not afraid to talk back.

The Mermaid by Jan Brett

Kiniro is a young mermaid that comes upon a house made of coral and seashells, and makes herself at home by eating a just-right breakfast, sitting in a pretty chair, and resting on a comfy bed.  When the octopus family returns home to find her asleep, she quickly leaves, but not without leaving a special gift for baby octopus!

Say Zoopby Herve Tullet

If you had fun with the author’s other books such as “Press Here”, “Mix It Up” or “Let’s Play” – you’re sure to love his newest creation.  Starting with saying out loud a simple “AH!” and “OH!”,  keep turning  the pages to take an incredible trip of sound, motion and imagination, culminating in the word “ZOOP!”  Sure to have you laughing out loud, and perhaps a bit breathless, by the end.

World Pizza by Cece Meng

When Mama searches the sky for a wishing star and sneezes while making her wish, her wish for world peace becomes world “pizza”.  When pizzas start dropping from the sky all over the world, love and kindness fill everyone’s hearts.

Grandma’s Tiny House by JaNay Brown-Wood

Counting from 1 (Grandma)  to 15 (hungry grandkids) this sweet rhyming story celebrates families, food, and fun.  Will everyone fit in Grandma’s tiny house! Count your way through to the end to find out.


Miss Teresa