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“The more that you read, the more things you will know.
The more that you learn, the more places you'll go.”

Dr. SeussI Can Read With My Eyes Shut!

"Give the children love, more love, still love - common sense will come by itself."

- Astrid Lindgren (Pipi Longstocking)

#KidsLit,  PeaceEd, #PeacePedagogy, #ImaginePeace


"Kimochi (KEY.MO.CHEE) means “feeling” in Japanese.

Sometimes kids (and adults) have strong feelings that can fuel challenging behaviors. Sometimes it’s hard to know how to communicate when you are in an emotional moment. Kimochis are a playful way to help children (and adults!) learn how to identify and express feelings. When kids can communicate their feelings effectively, they develop positive social skills that lead to lasting friendships and success in all aspects of life. Kimochis teach the fourth “R”—reading, writing, arithmetic, and RELATIONSHIPS. This “R” is the foundation for success in ALL areas of life."

"Kimochis products are safety tested for ages 3 and up and meet or exceed toy safety testing standards in the United States, Australia, and the European Union."

* Kimochis Pictures Books *


Cloud's Best Worst Day Ever

Cat’s Not-So-Perfect Sandcastle

Bug Makes a Splash!

NEW! Lovey Dove Learns to Let Go

NEW! Bella Rose and the “No More Yay” Birthday

NEW! Huggtopus Makes Way for Play

NEW! Clover’s Happy-Go-Not-So-Lucky Camping Trip

"High quality children's books provide engaging opportunities for discussing, modeling and practicing positive social skills with children. We love using children's literature as an integral part of our Peaceful People lessons, though these books can also be used on their own - as a quick classroom activity, by parents at home with their children, or in other settings. 

Some of our favorite books for teaching and reinforcing Peaceful Skills are listed below. Each Literature Guide contains:

  • A brief synopsis of the story 

  • Pre-reading activities

  • Discussion questions

  • Follow-up activities"

* Peaceful Schools Literature Guides *

"Peace educator and former USIP Visiting Scholar Maya Soetoro-Ng compiled a list of her favorite books that help young people address issues such as bullying and conflict and build their understanding of concepts such as empowerment, empathy, and forgiveness. Soetoro-Ng is the Director of Community Outreach and Global Learning for the Matsunaga Institute for Peace and Conflict Resolution at the University of Hawaii in Manoa, and the co-founder of peace education program Ceeds of Peace

* Books List (PDF Guides) *

​"Our picture book and teen novel guides combine selected literature with thought-provoking discussions and activities that teach about giving and civic engagement. The featured books raise issues like respect, caring, giving, honoring diversity, adversity, helping others, fairness, responsibility, trustworthiness, and citizenship."

* Learning to Give Literature Guides *

"Encouraging reading to children is crucial for the development of their young minds. This will help them to develop a strong vocabulary as well as promote a lifelong thirst for knowledge. Better World Books offers new and gently used children's books at lower prices so parents can have a large collection on hand. Variety keeps children interested in reading at all ages. The selection of children's books for sale is meant to accommodate readers of all ages. We offer a large selection of children's books from bedtime stories to Dr Suess to Breaking Dawn. We have something for every reading level."

"Our mission is to publish children's books that "Inspire the Mind, Touch the Heart, and Uplift the Spirit." As well as inspiring joy and laughter, our books also promote respect, forgiveness, tolerance and love, helping to create a more enlightened world through inner peace and self-awareness. Through the years, it is gratifying to discover that adult readers are also deeply touched by our children's stories.


In addition to finding unique stories written by talented authors, Illumination Arts selects exceptionally gifted illustrators who bring each story vibrantly to life. Our staff's dedication to excellence ensures that each book is a highly positive, nourishing reading experience."

"This is such an inspiring book, written with love and understanding about differences. It shows how sometimes our uniqueness can be seen as a weakness that can be ridiculed, but should be seen as a special quality, recognized by others and illuminated by self worth. Let The Peace and Love Train warm your heart and inspire you to take a moment to celebrate the differences in all of us."


- Mitchell, Albuquerque, NM


* More Resources for Peace

***** Excellent Book and CD with Storytelling + Songs! *****


I was dreaming to write that book - andso delighted that someone did! And they did a great job! 

This French book teaches great community and eco-friendly values through a South American legend. It comes with a CD so your little ones in French Immersion can follow, and very awesome cheerful songs by Zaz, one of my favorite French Artist at the time. MUST!

"Un jour, il y eut un immense incendie dans la forêt. Les animaux terrifiés assistaient impuissants au désastre. Tous, sauf le petit Colibri qui s'activait, allant chercher quelques gouttes avec son bec pour les jeter sur le feu. "Je fais ma part" répétait-il aux autres animaux incrédules. Une légende amérindienne qui invite chacun à prendre sa part dans la défense de la planète.Histoire racontée et chantée par l'artiste Zaz, avec deux titres de chanson inédits."

"Racontée et chantée par la chanteuse Zaz. Postface de Pierre Rabhi. Illustrations Denis Korman. Pour les petits et les grands, voici une adaptation de la légende du colibri dans un magnifique livre-CD. Le CD contient, en plus du conte, deux titres inédits de Zaz : "La Légende du colibri" et "La (R)évolution des colibris"."

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La Légende du Colibri
Peaceful Schools
Children's Books on Peace
Better World Books
Illumination Arts
The Peace and Love Train
Learning to Give
First Nations Books

***** One of my favorite book ever! Comes with a fantastic CD. MUST! *****


"Nokum Is My Teacher is the poetic story of a young aboriginal boy, posing questions to his grandmother, his "Nokum", about the wider world beyond the familiarity of their home and community. Through a series of questions, Nokum guides her grandson towards an understanding of his need to fit into and learn more about this large world beyond the reserve. Nokum offers her grandson a vision of a world he can enter through imagination and reading, while retaining respect for the ways of his people. By the conclusion of the book, the young grandson has learned many new ideas from his grandmother and discovered his own wisdom in dealing with the changes in his life.

Nokum Is My Teacher is a delightfully packaged book and audio CD, combining the written text in English and Cree with the mesmerizing voice of author/storyteller extraordinaire David Bouchard. It is illustrated by the hauntingly beautiful artworks of Allan Sapp, Cree elder, Governor General's Award-winner, and Officer of the Order of Canada. The singing and drumming are done by Alberta's Northern Cree, who have been nominated for a Grammy Award (2007) in the 'Native American music album' category."

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Nokum is my Teacher
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"The I AM Foundation is a worldwide organization that results is millions of children and adults with a healthy self-image, who love and feel loved, while positively contributing to each other and our planet through "doing well - by doing good."  This domino effect creates a better world for generations to come."

* Words of Power *

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