Field of Flags Bibliography: Books for Children, Parents & Teachers Compiled by the Rev. Alice Anacheka-Nasemann, Director of Religious Education at the Unitarian Church of Marlborough & Hudson

Books About Veterans:

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Veterans Day, by Marlene Targ Brill, illustrated by Qi Z. Wang
Pepper’s Purple Heart: A Veterans Day, by Heather French Henry
Veterans Day: Remembering Our War Heroes (Finding Out About Holidays), by Elaine Landau
Memorial Day (Rookie Read-About Holidays), by Jacqueline S. Cotton
Memorial Day Surprise, by Theresa Golding, illustrated by Alexandra Artigas
The Impossible Patriotism Project, by Linda Skeers, illustrated by Ard Hoyt

Books that Help Kids Think and Talk About Death:

I Miss You: A First Look At Death, by Pat Thomas, illustrated by Leslie Harker
Help Me Say Goodbye: Activities for Helping Kids Cope When a Special Person Dies, by Janis Silverman
Tear Soup, by Pat Schweibert and Chuck DeKlyen, illustrated by Taylor Bills
Sad Isn’t Bad: A Good-Grief Guidebook for Kids Dealing With Loss (Elf-Help Books for Kids), by Michaelene Mundy, illustrated by R. W. Alley
What on Earth Do You Do When Someone Dies? by Trevor Romain
The Fall of Freddie the Leaf, by Leo Buscaglia
Lifetimes, by Bryan Mellonie
Water Bugs & Dragonflies: Explaining Death to Young Children (Looking Up), by Doris Stickney
When Dinosaurs Die: A Guide to Understanding Death (Dino Life Guides for Families), by Laurie Krasny Brown, illustrated by Marc Brown
The Tenth Good Thing About Barney, by Judith Viorst, illustrated by Erik Blegvad

Picture Books about Peace, War & Being a Peacemaker:

Sitti’s Secret, by Naomi Shihab Nye, illustrated by Nancy Carpenter
Somewhere Today: A Book of Peace (Albert Whitman Prairie Paperback), by Shelley Moore Thomas, illustrated by Eric Futran
Whoever You Are, by Mem Fox, illustrated by Leslie Staub
All the Colors of the Earth (Mulberry Books)by Sheila Hamanaka
It’s Okay to Be Different, by Todd Parr
What Does Peace Feel Like? by Vladimir Radunsky
Make Someone Smile: And 40 More Ways to Be a Peaceful Person, by Judy Lalli, illustrated by Douglas L. Mason-Fry
Terrible Things: An Allegory of the Holocaust, by Eve Bunting, illustrated by Stephen Gammell
Star of Fear, Star of Hope, by Jo Hoestlandt, illustrated by Johanna Kang, translated by Mark Polizzotti
The Butter Battle Book, by Dr. Seuss (Theodor Geisel)
Peacebound Trains, by Haemi Balgassi, illustrated by Chris Soentpiet
I Like Being Me: Poems for Children About Feeling Special, Appreciating Others, and Getting Along, by Judy Lalli, illustrated by Douglas L. Mason-Fry
The Coconut Monk,by Thich Nhat Hanh, illustrated by Vo-Dinh Mai
The Hermit and the Well, by Thich Nhat Hanh, illustrated by Vo-Dinh Mai (Illustrator)
If Peace Is…, by Jane Baskwill, illustrated by Stephanie Carter
The Peace Book, by Todd Parr
A Little Peace, by Barbara Kerley
The Wall (Reading Rainbow Books), by Eve Bunting, illustrated by Ronald Himler
When I Grow Up, I Will Win the Nobel Peace Prize, by Isabel Pin, translated by Nancy Seitz
The Reluctant Dragon, by Kenneth Grahame, illustrated by Inga Moore

Chapter Books & Books for 8-12 Year Olds about Peace, War & Being a Peacemaker:

One Thousand Paper Cranes: The Story of Sadako and the Children’s Peace Statue (Mass Market Paperback),
by Takayuki Ishii
Hiroshima (Apple Paperbacks), by Laurence Yep
Daniel’s Story, by Carol Matas
Peace Tales, by Margaret MacDonald
Peace Begins With You, by Katharine Scholes, illustrated by Robert Ingpen
Peace One Day, by Jeremy Gilley and Karen Blessen
Under the Rose Apple Tree, by Thich Nhat Hanh, illustrated by Philippe Ames
Paths to Peace: People Who Changed the World: People Who Changed the World, by Jane Breskin Zalben

Reading for Parents or Teachers:

Peace Tales, by Margaret MacDonald
Promoting a Global Community Through Multicultural Children’s Literature, by Stanley F. Steiner
Character Builders: Books and Activities for Character Education (Through Children’s Literature), by Liz Knowles and Martha Smith
Kindness: A Treasury of Buddhist Wisdom for Children and Parents (The Little Light of Mine Series), by Sarah Conover, illustrated by Valerie Wahl
Peace Primer: Christian & Islamic Scripture & Tradition, edited by Ken Sehested and Rabia Terri Har
Cooperative Sports and Games Book, by Terry Orlick
Creative Conflict Resolution, by William J. Kreidler
The Bully, the Bullied, and the Bystander: From Pre-School to Highschool – How Parents can Help Break the Cycle of Violence, by Barbara Coloroso
Once Upon a Time: Storytelling to Teach Character and Prevent Bullying, by Elisa Davy Pearmain
Taming the Dragon in Your Child: Solutions for Breaking the Cycle of Family Anger , by Meg Eastman

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