Bucay, Jorge. The King and the Magician. New York: Abbeville Kids, 2014.
A powerful and feared king, who commands his subjects to not only obey him and but also admire him, hears of a much loved magician who can foretell the future. Consumed by jealousy, the king plots the magician’s demise. This spell-binding picture book from Argentina – full of magnificent pictures by Gusti, an award-winning illustrator – will be appreciated by readers 8 to 14 years old. [Jealousy; Kings, queens, rulers, etc.; Wisdom; Wizards]
Katz, Karen. Can You Say Peace? New York : Henry Holt, 2006.
With full-page brightly coloured illustrations, children around the world say, “Peace!” in eleven different languages. A world map and pronunciation guide is provided. Recommended as a read-aloud for all ages.
LeBox, Annette. Peace is an Offering. New York: Dial Books for Young Readers, 2015.
“Illustrations and simple, rhyming text show different ways that peace can be found, made, and shared.” – CIP.
Lennon, John and Jean Jullien. Imagine. Boston: Clarion Books, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2017.
Stelson, Caren. A Bowl Full of Peace: A True Story. Minneapolis: Carolrhoda Books, 2020.
Sachiko was six years old on August 9, 1945 when an atomic bomb was dropped on Nagasaki. War had already come to Japan. People were already going hungry from lack of food and hiding in air raid shelters built into the hillsides. When the bomb dropped, one of Sachiko’s brothers was killed, and the rest of the family became ill and slowly started dying of radiation sickness. Sachiko’s remaining family members continued to gather around grandmother’s bowl every evening – just as they had before the war – to offer thanks for their food. But once a year, they instead filled the bowl with ice and – as it melted – also prayed for peace. This quietly heart-breaking story of courage, poignantly illustrated by Akira Kusaka, is highly recommended for readers seven years old and up.
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