Books

2018 Book Selection

 

Suggested age:  4th through 6th grade

Peaceful Pieces“Peaceful Pieces”
by Anna Grossnickle Hines

Most of these poems were written over a period of months when, inspired by my writer friends, I set myself the goal of writing a poem a day. Peace has always been important to me, all kinds of peace, from an inner calm to the end of wars all over the earth.  My theme for these poems, I decided, would be peace.

Author’s website: aghines.com

 
 

Suggested Activities:
1.  http://poetryforchildren.blogspot.com/2011/08/peaceful-pieces.html
2. https://webjunction.org/content/dam/WebJunction/Documents/ohio/Peaceful_Pieces_toolkit.pdf

 


 

Suggested age:  K through 1st grade

Can You Say Peace by Karen KatzCan You Say Peace?
by Karen Katz.

On this day and every day throughout the year, children all over the world wish for peace. Karen Katz takes readers on a bright and colorful journey around the globe to meet some of these children and learn about the many ways to say peace!

Author’s website: karenkatz.com

 

 

Suggested Activities:
1. http://teachpeacenow.com/can-say-peace
2. http://www.peacefulschools.com/curriculum-and-resources/literature-guides/lit-guide-can-you-say-peace

 

 


 

Suggested age:  2nd through 4th grade

Most People by Michael Leannah“Most People”
by Michael Leannah

Michael Leannah wrote Most People as an antidote to the scary words and images kids hear and see every day. Jennifer Morris’s emotive, diverting characters provide the perfect complement to Leannah’s words, leading us through the crowded streets of an urban day in the company of two pairs of siblings.

 

 

Suggested Activities: “coming soon”

 


 

Suggested age:  2nd through 4th grade

Peace Begins With You by Katherine Scholes

“Peace Begins With You”
by Katherine Scholes

Explains, in simple terms, the concept of peace, why conflicts occur, how they can be resolved in positive ways, and how to protect peace.

 

 

Suggested Activities:
1. www.teachervision.com/peace-begins-you
2.  eduref.org/lessons/interdisciplinary/int0053

General ideas for a peaceful classroom

1. http://www2.peacefirst.org/digitalactivitycenter/files/rituals_toolkit_10.30.2012_0.pdf