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Children’s Books, arranged by theme


Anti Bullying     Anger Management      Communication     Conflict/War     Empathy/Perspective     Empowerment     Environmental Stewardship     Faith/Spirituality     Family/Community     Forgiveness     Friendship/Kindness     Global Connections   History/Biography     Multiculturalism and Indigenous/Diversity      Nonviolence    Peace     Resilience/Courage     Self-Regulation/Mindfulness     Social Justice     Tolerance/Acceptance     


Anzin, Jennifer.  The Incredible Shrinking Bully
Criswell, Patti Kelley.  A Smart Girl’s Guide: Dealing with Fights, Being Left Out, and the Whole Popularity Thing
dePaola, Tomie.  Oliver Button Is a Sissy
Mcleod Humphrey, Sandra.  Hot Issues, Cool Choices: Facing Bullies, Peer Pressure, Popularity and Put-Downs
Mikaelsen, Ben. Touching Spirit Bear; Ghost of Spirit Bear
Milway, Katie Smith. The Banana-Leaf Ball
Moss, Peggy.  Say Something
Polacco, Patricia. Mr. Lincoln’s Way
Smith, Paula.  Be the Change in Your School
Woodson, Jacqueline. Each Kindness.

        Anger Management

Bang, Molly.  When Sophie Gets Angry – Really, Really Angry…
Urban, Linda.  Mouse was Mad.



Havill, Juanita & Sibley O’Brien, Anne.  Jamaica and Brianna.
Young, Ed. Seven Blind Mice.


Conflict and War

Bunting, Eve. The Wall
Dr. Seuss. The Butter Battle Book

Walker, Alice. Why War Is Never a Good Idea
Webster-Doyle , Terrence. Fighting the Invisible Enemy: Understanding the Effects of Conditioning on Young People




De La Pena, Matt. Last Stop On Market Street
Hathorn, Libby. Way Home
Havill, Juanita & Sibley O’Brien, Anne. Jamaica’s Blue Marker
Kilborne, Sarah S.   Peach & Blue
Palacio, R. J.  Wonder
Ragona, Sandy. Bella and the Empathy Adventure
Rueda, Claudia & Abrams, Harry N.  Huff & Puff
Stead, Philip and Erin.  A Sick Day for Amos McGee
Waters, Rosa & Crest, Mason.  Empathy and Compassion
Wikoff, Lynne.  Tutu Knows Best
Yankee, Kris & Nelson, Marian.  Are You Empathetic Today?


Barber, Barbara E.  Allie’s Basketball Dream.
Carlson, Nancy.  I Like Me!
Cheng, Christopher.  One Child.
Fox, Mem. Whoever You Are.
Franti, Michael.  What I Be.
Howe, James.  I Wish I Were A Butterfly
Ringgold, Faith.  Tar Beach
Stoutland, Allison.  Reach for the Sky
Van Draanen, Wendelin.  Sammy Keyes and the Power of Justice Jack.

Environmental Stewardship

Caduto, Michael J.  Keepers of the Earth: Native American Stories and Environmental Activities for Children.
Lamontagne, Suzanne.  I Have a Dream….Do You Have One Too?
McKay, Kim & Bonnin, Jenny. True Green Kids: 100 Things You Can Do to Save the Planet.
Meiners, Cheri J.  Respect and Take Care of Things.
Smith, Paula. Be the Change for the Environment.
Sivertsen, Linda & Tosh.  Generation Green: The Ultimate Teen Guide to Living an Eco-Friendly Life.



Brooks, Jeremy.  Let There Be Peace.
Hoffman, Mary.  Amazing Grace.
Kidd, Pennie.  Hugs : A Special Bedtime Prayer.
Marsden, John.  Prayer for the Twenty-First Century. 
Muth, Jon J.  The Three Questions; Zen Ties.
Tutu, Desmond & Abrams, Douglas.  God’s Dream.


Baylor, Byrd.  Everybody Needs A Rock.

Boelts, Maribeth. Those Shoes.
Ernst, Lisa Campbell.  Sam Johnson and the Blue Ribbon Quilt.
Henkes, Kevin. Protecting Marie.
Lewis, Scarlett.  Rose’s Foal.
Serrano, Berta.  Born From the Heart.
Simmons, Jane.  Beryl: A Pig’s Tale
Smith, Paula.  Be the Change in Your Community
Soetoro-Ng, Maya.  Ladder to the Moon.
Wells, Rosemary.  Bunny Cakes.
Willhoite, Michael. Daddy’s Roommate


Haddi, Efrat.  The Forgiving Lion.
Mayer, Mercer.  We All Need Forgiveness.

Munson, Derek. Enemy Pie.
Sidman, Joyce & Zagarenski, Pamela.  This is Just to Say: Poems of Apology and Forgiveness.



Barton, Patrice. The Invisible Boy.
Boeholt, V. A. Burton’s Harvest Party.
Clark, Dan.  Puppies for Sale.
Crowl, Janice.  Pulelehua and Mamaki.
Galbraith, Kathryn O. Two Bunny Buddies.
Hatkoff, Isabella & Craig, Kahumbu, Paula.  Owen & Mzee, The Language of Friendship.
Keller, Holly.  Help! A Story of Friendship.

McCloud, Carol.  Have You Filled A Bucket Today? A Guide To Daily Happiness For Kids.
Meadows, Daisy. Florence the Friendship Fairy.
Most, Bernard.  The Cow that Went Oink.
Paikai, Tammy.   Too Many Mangoes.
Pearson, Emily. Ordinary Mary’s Extraordinary Deed.
Ryan, Pam Munoz.  Nacho and Lolita.
Silverstein, Shel. The Giving Tree.
Steig, William. Amos & Boris.
Vernick, Audrey. Bogart and Vinnie: A Completely Made-up Story of True Friendship.


Global Connections

DiOrio, Rana.  What Does It Mean To Be Global?
Dooley, Norah.  Everybody Cooks Rice.
Evans, Lezlie & Roche, Denis. Can You Greet the Whole Wide World? 12 Common Phrases in 12 Different Languages.
Krull, Kathleen.  M is for Music.

Miller, J. Phillip & Greene, Sheppard M.   We All Sing With The Same Voice.
Rayner, Amanda, Unicef/DK. A Life Like Mine: How Children Live Around the World.
(Various Authors).  The Milestones Project: Celebrating Childhood Around the World.



Abercrombie, Barbara. Charlie Anderson.
Adler,  David A. A Picture Book of Martin Luther King, Jr.
Bray, Rosemary L.  Martin Luther King.
Coerr, Eleanor. Sadako and the 1000 Paper Cranes.
Demi. Ghandi.
Giovanni, Nikki.  Rosa.
Hegamin, Tonya.  Most Loved in All the World.
King, Martin Luther, Jr.  I Have A Dream.
Marsden, Carolyn & Matzigkeit, Philip.  Sahwira: An African Friendship.
McDonough, Yona Zeldis.  Anne Frank.
McNatt, Rosemary B. & Malcah Zeldis.  Martin Luther King.
Rappaport, Doreen.  John’s Secret Dreams: The John Lennon Story.
Rappaport, Doreen. Martin’s Big Words: The Life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Rivera, Sheila.  The Dalai Lama: A Life of Compassion.


Multiculturalism and Indigenous/Diversity

Ajmera, Maya & Ivanko, John D.  To Be A Kid.
Bunting, Eve.  A Day’s Work; Going Home.
DeRolf, Shane.  The Crayon Box That Talked.
Fassler, C. Richard. Rainbow Kids.
Guback, Georgia.  Luka’s Quilt.
Hallinan, PK.  A Rainbow of Friends.
Hamanaka, Sheila.  All the Colors of the Earth.
Hayes, Joe.  Tell Me A Cuento.
Katz, Karen.  The Colors of Us.
Levine, Ellen.  I Hate English!
Lorbiecki, Marybeth.  Sister Anne’s Hands.
Mitchell, Lori.  Different Just Like Me.
Parr, Todd.  It’s Okay To Be Different.
Richardson, Justin & Parnell, Peter.  And Tango Makes Three.
Tabor, Nancy Maria Grande.  We Are A Rainbow.
Tyler, Michael.  The Skin You Live In.
Van, Gerilyn & Stevens, Donna.  I Love Being Me: Celebrating Diversity.
Weiss, George David & Thiele, Bob.  What A Wonderful World.
Wyeth, Sharon Dennis. Something Beautiful.
Yamanaka, Lois-Ann.  The Heart’s Language.
Zolotow, Charlotte.  William’s Doll.



Jain, Manoj. Mahavira: The Hero of Nonviolence.
Leaf, Munro.  The Story of Ferdinand.



Proimos, James.  Paulie Pastrami Achieves World Peace.
Weiner, Florence.  Peace Is You and Me.
Wood, Douglas.  Old Turtle; Old Turtle and the Broken Truth.
(Various Authors).  The Big Book for Peace.



Ardizzone, Edward & Godine, David R.  Sarah and Simon and No Red Paint.
Dr. Seuss. Horton Hears a Who!
First Graders of H. Byron Masterson Elem. September 12th We Knew Everything Would Be All Right.
Kono, Juliet S.  The Bravest ‘Opihi.
Lai, Thanhha.  Inside Out and Back Again.
Laks, Ellie.  My Gentle Barn: Creating a Sanctuary Where Animals Heal and Children Learn to Hope.
Lionni, Leo.  Swimmy.
Oehlberg , Barbara.  Making It Better: Activities for Children Living in a Stressful World.
Stanley, Diane. Saving Sky.



Curtis, Jamie Lee & Cornell, Laura.  It’s Hard To Be Five.
Hanh, Thich Nhat.  Planting Seeds: Practicing Mindfulness with Children.
Morelli, Licia.  The Lemonade Hurricane.
Scanlon, Liz Garton.  All The World.
Willis, Jeanne & Ross, Tony.  Shhh!

Social Justice

Cronin, Doreen. Giggle, Giggle, Quack; Duck for President.
Law, Victoria & Martens, China.   Don’t Leave Your Friends Behind.

Weil, Ann. Eleanor Roosevelt: Fighter for Social Justice



Carolan, Joanna.  Little World: A Book About Tolerance.
Raj, Dhooleka S. Where Are You From?: Middle-Class Migrants in the Modern World.
Wendt, Irmela. The End of War.