If Kids Ran the World
In a colourful tree house, a rainbow of children determine the most important needs in our complex world, and the following spreads present boys and girls happily helping others. Kids bring abundant food to the hungry; medicine and cheer to the sick; safe housing, education, and religious tolerance to all; and our planet is treated with care. Forgiveness and generosity are seen as essential, because kids know how to share, and they understand the power of love.
A tribute to peace and a celebration of diverse cultures, this last collaboration by the Dillons captures the wondrous joy of all people, and the unique beauty within each one of us shines forth. If kids ran the world, it would be a better place — for grown-ups, too.
Link about the authers: http://www.nccil.org/experience/artists/dillon/
Each kindness makes the world a little better
This unforgettable book is written and illustrated by the award-winning team that created The Other Side and the Caldecott Honor winner Coming On Home Soon. With its powerful anti-bullying message and striking art, it will resonate with readers long after they've put it down.
LESSON PLAN LINK: http://melissalewismcdonald.wordpress.com/2013/06/19/each-kindness/
Don't Laugh at Me – Steve Seskin and Allen Shamblin – Includes teacher's guide, music CD and book
Don’t Laugh at Me is a beautifully illustrated book about tolerance. A CD of the song, Don’t Laugh at Me, is included with the book.
Fill A Bucket
Fill a Bucket is the perfect gift for anyone with little ones they love. When children have their buckets filled and learn how they can fill other people's buckets too, they understand how special, valuable, and capable they are.
The Crayon Box that Talked – Shane DeRolf
Quarrelsome talking crayons learn to appreciate one another when the narrator draws with them, thus showing them how each helps create a bigger picture.
Every Human has Rights – National Geographic
In 1948 the United Nations set down 30 rights for every human being. In this beautifully photographed book students are offered an easily understood list of these rights.
An Integrated Primary Peace Curriculum – A BCTF Lesson Aid
This resource package includes integrated primary peace education activities and worksheets related to language arts, literature, math, science, social studies, art, music and drama plus ideas for peace themed presentations and multicultural activities. Peace education web sites are also listed.
We Are All Born Free: Universal Declaration of Human Rights in Pictures - Amnesty International
A beautiful rendition of the United Nation’s 30 Human Rights, each illustrated by a different renowned illustrator. The text is written in kid-speak.
Woolbur – Leslie Helakoskie
This is the story of a young sheep who doesn’t follow the herd but dares to be different.
Free the Children – Craig Kielburger
The incredible story of a grade seven boy’s journey to expose child labour practices overseas. This is the story that precipitated the ‘Me to We' movement.
My Maasai Life – Robin Wisowaty – Novel
My Maasai Life tells the story of Robin, a young woman who left behind all of her belongings, friends, and family and entered a world very different from our North American culture. The author records the joys and sorrows of the year she spends living in a mud hut with a Maasai family. She learns Swahili and performs daily chores like collecting water and firewood, cooking, and cleaning. This is a delightful memoir that clearly expresses the contrast between cultures.
My Maasai Life – Robin Wisowaty – Storybook
This is a picture book version of the memoir, My Maasai Life. In this version the reader will enjoy learning a number of Swahili words as the author makes comparisons to her home-life in North America and life of her adopted Maasai family. The illustrations are bright and beautiful.
The Golden Rule - Ilene Cooper
Everyone knows a version of the Golden Rule. But what does it really
mean? And how do you follow it? In this gorgeously illustrated book, a
grandfather explains to his grandson that the Golden Rule means you “treat
people the way you would like to be treated. It’s golden because it’s so
valuable, and a way of living your life that’s so simple, it shines.” And
though it may be a simple rule, it isn’t easy to follow. Fortunately, following
the Golden Rule is something everyone can do, which means that every person—old
or young, rich or poor—can be a part of making the world a better place.
Please is a Good Word to Say - Barbara Joose
Please is a good word to
say. It puts a smile on your words. And that’s not the only advice
curly-burly-haired Harriet has for you. Asking, taking, interrupting, eating,
answering the phone—if there’s a nice way to do it, Harriet can tell you just
how to do it.
Jennifer Plecas’ infectious illustrations bring Barbara Joosse’s
hilarious heroine to life in this offbeat and adorable approach to manners.
Kids will be (very politely) clamoring to hear it over and over again . . . and
parents will be pleased to oblige.
Tricycle - Elisa Amado
A young girl faces a difficult decision in this beautifully illustrated
story about class and conscience. Margarita lives in a mansion. When she climbs
her favorite tree, she can look down into the beautiful garden below. She can
also see the small house next door where her friend Rosario and her family
live. One day she sees Rosario and her brother dragging her tricycle into their
yard and hiding it under a pile of boxes. Margarita decides to lie to protect
her friends. This sensitive story, illustrated in magic-realist style, powerfully
presents complex issues of friendship, maturity and social standing.
The Red Thread (fairy tale but great message) –Grace Lin
There is an ancient Chinese
belief that an invisible, unbreakable red thread connects all those who are
destined to be together.
A king and queen rule a
beautiful and peaceful land. They should be full of joy and contentment, but
they both feel a strange pain that worsens every day.
Then a peddler's magic
spectacles reveal a red thread pulling at each of their hearts. The king and
queen know they must follow the thread-wherever it may lead.
Grace Lin's lovely adoption fairy tale is for all children-and the
parents who would search the world to find them.
Lily and the Paper Man - Rebecca Upjohn
Walking home with her mother one day, Lily runs into a gruff and
untidy-looking man selling papers on the street. Lily is afraid of the man, but
when the weather turns cold, she sees the Paper Man differently.
Nothing - Jon Agee
Otis has an antique shop crammed to the gills with stuff. So he’s
delighted when someone comes in and buys it all. Next day, Suzie Gump arrives,
the shop is empty, full of nothing, and Suzy loves it—and takes it all. Suzie
has set a trend, and soon everybody is craving nothing—the stores are full of
it. It’s only when there’s not even a towel for drying off after a bath that
Suzie realizes she may have gone a bit too far. Funny and silly, this is
another solid entry by Agee.
Thank You World - Alice B. McGinty
Thank you, breeze, for
lifting up my kite wings past treetops tall and proud.
Thank you, trees. Your branches are my playhouse. I?m climbing to the
clouds! Eight very different kids, from eight
different continents, all go about their day and experience the same moments of
happiness: greeting the sun in the morning, swinging on a swing, flying a kite,
being tucked in by Mommy at bedtime. Uplifting and visually rich, this book
reminds us that the world isn?t as large as it seems, and that life?s greatest
pleasures are the simple ones.
Pebble - Susan Milord
There once was a pebble on
a rocky shore. It was small and round and nearly smooth.
Amid a seascape dotted with
endless rocks, one pebble yearns to be special.
Can you find the pebble?
Susan Milord's clear prose
and exquisite collages offer a timeless message about finding one's place in
Thank You, Bear - Greg Foley
Early one morning, a little
bear found a little box.
He looked inside. Then he
“Why, it’s the greatest
thing ever! Mouse will love this.”
Bear’s friends aren’t so
sure of his newfound treasure, however. “That’s not so great,” says Monkey.
“I’ve seen those before,” says Owl. And by the time Bear finds Mouse, his own
doubts have grown. But Mouse has the last say when he looks inside the little
box. “It is the greatest thing ever,” he tells his friend. “Thank you, Bear.”
Part mystery, part fable,
this deceptively simple story of true friendship is perfect for the very
youngest reader. It is sure to tug at your heart.
Good Luck Bear is the 2008 winner of the Charlotte Zolotow Award.
A Good Day - Kevin Henkes
It started out as a bad day
for little yellow bird, little white dog, little orange fox, and little brown
squirrel. Until . . .
A discovery, and love, and luck and persistence, and a different point
of view changed all that. What can turn a bad day into a good day? You decide.
Edwardo, The Horriblist Boy in the World – John Burningham
Edwardo is an ordinary boy,
so sometimes he can be a bit grubby or clumsy, a bit cruel or noisy or rude.
The more that he is criticised, the worse he becomes, until one day they call
him 'the horriblest boy in the whole wide world'. Just then, Edwardo's luck
begins to change, and a series of chance events reveal that really he is a
lovely boy, and has been all along.Edwardo is an ordinary boy,
so sometimes he can be a bit grubby or clumsy, a bit cruel or noisy or rude.
The more that he is criticised, the worse he becomes, until one day they call
him 'the horriblest boy in the whole wide world'. Just then, Edwardo's luck
begins to change, and a series of chance events reveal that really he is a
lovely boy, and has been all along.
Fox - Kate Banks (primary)
Against the rhythmic
background of turning seasons, a little fox learns that there is a time for
everything. The rain, the clouds, the days all come and go as the little fox,
guided by his wise and loving parents, learns to hunt on his own and bury his
food, cover his trail and run like the wind. Now he is ready to go out on his
As depicted by an award-winning pair, the gentle story of the rearing of
a baby fox, together with sensuous illustrations, takes readers on a journey
deep into the woods to tell a tale that all will recognize - that of growing up
and moving out.
We - Alice Schertle (story of human development –evolution)
We cooled our feet and our
throats in the river
and ate what we could catch
And we changed slowly
as the river-washed stones
grew smooth as moons.
Here is the fascinating
story of human development, from its beginnings in Africa millions of years ago
to modern times. In spare, lyrical verse Alice Schertle highlights the
emergence of rich diversity among peoples and the spread of culture, technology
and extraordinary societies.
With vibrant collage illustrations by Kenneth Addison, this book
provides readers with a remarkable glimpse into the ever-evolving history of
our human community.
A Little Peace - Barbara Kerley
The latest National
Geographic Children's Books title by Barbara Kerley, A Little Peace,
gives a richly evocative and thought-provoking view of the world our children
will inherit. Wise words and moving images offer a unique and enriching
experience for every young reader. According to author Barbara Kerley, "I
believe that peace doesn't just rest in the hands of politicians and world
leaders. We all have the power to make the world more peaceful."
The book juxtaposes photographs from around the world with a simple,
reflective message about our responsibilities for finding and keeping peace on
the planet. Like the highly acclaimed titles A Cool Drink of Water and You
and Me Together, this beautiful children's picture book features superb
National Geographic images accompanied by a brief, poetic text on a subject of
global importance. All the photography is reproduced in miniature at the back
of the book with geographic, historic, and cultural context and details
explained. A world map leads readers to the location of each image. A Little
Peace offers a vital lesson for children everywhere.
Those Shoes - Maribeth Boelts
"In this witty, wise
picture book, Boelts presents a kid’s-eye view of a
consumer fad that rages
through school at gale force." — Bulletin of the Center for Children’s
Books (starred review)
All Jeremy wants is a pair of those shoes, the ones everyone at school
seems to be wearing. Though Jeremy’s grandma says they don’t have room for
"want," just "need," when his old shoes fall apart at
school, he is more determined than ever to have those shoes, even a thrift-shop
pair that are much too small. But sore feet aren’t much fun, and Jeremy soon
sees that the things he has — warm boots, a loving grandma, and the chance to
help a friend — are worth more than the things he wants.
All About My Brother (a sister's introduction to her brother with Autism) - Sara Peralta
This is an invaluable
contribution to helping typically developing children understand that a child
with autism is a child first, and is someone interesting to know. Sarah gives
insight into the sibling relationship in a way only a child would know. The
book is heart-warming and introspective, with a writing style that makes it
appropriate for children and adults alike.
Pink - Nan Gregory
Vivi is dizzy with wanting
pink. Perfect pink. The kind the rich girls have, beyond the budget for her
beloved truck-driver dad.
One day in the window of a
fancy toy store she sees something that embodies everything she longs for — a
bride doll in a dress of perfect glistening pink. Vivi wants it more than
anything. She saves and saves to buy the doll, walking the next-door dog and
running errands for the neighbors. But when she takes her parents to show them
the precious doll, she experiences a crushing disappointment.
A touching story about longing for something
beyond reach and finding something better close to home.
Somewhere Today(Shelly Moore Thomas)
Full-color photographs of multiethnic children and
adults. The premise is that all over the world, people are helping one another,
and in doing so, they are bringing about peace: "Somewhere today...someone
is being a friend instead of fighting" or "someone is fixing old toys
to give to new friends." (K-4)
This is the Way We Go to School (Edith Baer and Steve Bjorkman)
Each page or
double-page shows and tells how children from very different cultures travel to
Fly Away Home(Eve Bunting and Ronald Himler)
A small child narrates the facts of his
homeless existence--sleeping sitting up, washing in the restroom, and above
all, avoiding being noticed. The brief text runs through all his emotions from
a matter-of-fact acceptance to a fierce longing that makes him angry at those
who have homes. (K-3)
The Summer My Father was Ten (Pat Brisson and Andrea Shine)
A young girl tells how
every year she and her father plant a garden together, and every year he tells
her the story of the summer he was 10 when he and his friends vandalized the
garden of their lonely, old Italian neighbour.
The young boy is full of remorse and helps replant the garden every
until the old gentleman dies. (K-5)
Me and Mr. Mah
After his parents' separation, Ian and his mother move far
from their farm home on the prairie to a large Canadian city. There, Mr. Mah, a
Chinese neighbor, introduces the boy to gardening, and they share memories of
earlier times and distant places-his neighbor's youth in China, and Ian's
childhood on the farm. (K-5)
Let’s Talk About Race (Julius Lester)
This picture book introduces race as
just one of many chapters in a person's story. Beginning with the line, "I
am a story," Lester tells his own story with details that kids will enjoy,
like his favorite food, hobbies, and time of day. Then he states, "Oh.
There's something else that is part of my story…I'm black." Throughout the
narrative, he asks questions that young readers can answer, creating a dialogue
about who they are and encouraging them to tell their own tales. (1-6)
The Skin I’m In: A First Look at Racism (PatThomas)
Racial discrimination is cruel—and especially so to younger children.
This title encourages kids to accept and be comfortable with differences of
skin color and other racial characteristics among their friends and in
The Big Book For Peace (Lloyd Alexander)
34 artists and writers come together
in an anthology celebrating peace. The
stories about the roots of war are told on a scale that children can grasp:
envy between two girls in neighboring tree-houses escalates into a cold war; a
pair of princes squabble over their turf and eventually destroy each other's
Apple’s Not the Only Pie (Vicki Rogers)
An early picture book written to to
increase children's acceptance of cultural diversity.(K-2)
The Patchwork House (Sally Fitz-Gibbon) The book traces the occupancy of a West Coast
homestead from the original Polish settler, to some pre-diaspora Japanese, to a
huge extended family from Finland, and finishes with a professional couple and
offspring. The house, garden, and barn undergo adaptations and renovations to
suit the culture of each occupant.
Whoever You Are(Mem Fox)
This book’s message is, ``we-are-all-the-same-under-the-skin'' (K-3)
How Pizza Came to Our Town (Dayal Kaur Khalsa)
In May’s town, before there were
frozen pizzas, and take-out pizza, and pizzerias, there was hardly anything
good to eat. But that all changed when Mrs. Pellegrino came to town. (K-3)
Thunderbird Spirit (Sigmund Brouwer)
Not everyone accepts Dakota's Aboriginal heritage on
his hockey team. Book 3 in the Lightning on Ice Series. (6-9)
Rebecca is sent to live with a non-Jewish family until her
parents get settled. There, she learns the true meaning of bravery, loyalty,
and friendship. As she struggles to re-unite her family, Rebecca bridges the
distance between the old world and the new, between her family’s traditional
immigrant values and the opportunities of the modern world. (5-7)
Caged Eagles(Eric Walters)
In this companion to War of the Eagles (1999), Walters
hopes to help readers "understand a neglected and sad time" in
Canadian history. This novel portrays the internment of Japanese Canadians
during World War II. (6-9)
After the War(Carol Matas)
Matas's historical novel shows that the persecution of Europe's
Jewish population did not end with their liberation from the Nazi death camps.
She tells the story of Ruth, 15, who makes her way back from Buchenwald to her
Polish homeland to discover that Jews are still viewed by others with suspicion
and hatred. (7-10)
Hat Trick(Jacqueline Guest)
Leigh Aberdeen is one of the top players on her Alberta
hockey team, the Falcons. But as a Métis and the only girl on the team she's
different--and not everyone is happy about that. (4-7)
Peace Begins With You This book (Katherine Scholes)
This book explains, in
simple terms, the concept of peace, why conflicts occur, how they can be
resolved in positive ways, and how to protect peace. (1-6)
It’s Okay to be Different (Todd Parr)
Beautiful and bright primary colours
depict ways we are different The author handles diverse families sensitively
this could cover either same-sex families or stepfamilies and also on the
opposite page, a kangaroo with a dog in its pouch ("It's okay to be
adopted"). He focuses on acceptance and individuality and encourages
readers to do the same. (K-4)
Luba – The Angel of Bergen Belsen (Luba Tryszyska Frederick)
‘Luba’ discovered a number
of abandoned children among her fellow prisoners in Bergen-Belsen. Through her
own creativity and strength of will, she managed to keep them fed and safe
until the liberation of the camp at the end of WWII. (3-6)
The Bomb and the General (Umberto Eco & Eugenio Carmi)
A story about the
war and the atomic bomb. An important general collects atoms and puts them into
bombs that he stores in his attic in preparation for war, but the atoms prefer
to live in harmony and sneak out. (K-4)
The Butter Battle Book (Dr. Seuss)
Two communities wage war on each other
because of each community’s preference regarding how they butter bread. This
book has a lot to teach about intolerance and how tit-for-tat violence can
quickly get out of hand. (K-5)
Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes (by Eleanor Coerr)
A true story about a little
Japanese girl who developed leukemia after the US dropped the atomic bomb on
Hiroshima just at the end of WWII (2-7)
The Peace Book (byTodd Parr)
A beautiful, bright, primary colour picture book with images of
what peace is. (K-3)
The Whispering Cloth (by Pegi Deita Shea)
A small Hmong girl lives with her grandmother,
after her parents were killed, in a Thai refugee camp, where she learns to
embroider the pa'ndau, the story cloth that is an important source of income
for the refugee women. The author has based her story on the experiences of
refugees at Ban Vinai camp in Thailand. (1-4)
Stand Up, Speak Out – A Book about Children’s Rights
(A Peace International Project) Children from 53 countries
contribute poetry, artwork, commentary, and stories while an international
group of teenage editors focus the selections around particular issues, from
child labor and child soldiers to the threat of AIDS and domestic abuse. Each
readable double-page spread combines facts and statistics ("80 million
girls between ages 6 and 11 don't go to school") with personal
experiences. NOTE: If you cannot find this book locally, there are used copies
for sale on amazon.ca (6-8)
Peace Crane (by Sheila Hamanaka)
poem dedicated to the life of Sadako Sasaki, who died of Leukemia as a result
of the atomic bomb dropped on the city of Hiroshima (2-7)
Iqbal (by Francesco D’Adamo)
Iqbal Masih was murdered in his Pakistani village in April, 1995, a few months
after he had received an international prize and traveled to Sweden and the
United States, speaking about his six years as a bonded child in Lahore carpet
factories. The murderers-perhaps part of the "Carpet Mafia"-have
never been caught. In smoothly translated prose, D'Adamo retells the boy's
story through the eyes of a fictional coworker. (5-8)
Burning Up (Caroline Cooney)
Arson in the inner-city church where Macey
volunteers leaves her asking why life should be so hard for some people--a
question that becomes more urgent when her new friend Venita is killed in the
crossfire of a gang shootout. As Macey and her new love Austin delve into the
mystery they become more frightened of the truth--of answers that will rekindle
fires of bigotry much too close to their own lives. (age 12 and up)
This book tells the story of the Ku Klux Klan's
attempt to recruit members in a small town in Vermont in 1924. (6-9)
Josie Jessop, 15, moves onto an Indian reserve when her mother
marries Martin Angus, whom her mom describes as a "real ponytail
Indian." Angry at losing her "normal" life and friends to become
a stepdaughter and the target of racial conflict on the reserve, Josie finds
untapped integrity within herself, a supportive new family complete with a
grandmother, the truest friend she has ever had, and a new love interest to
Roll Of Thunder Hear My Cry – (Mildred Taylor) Newberry Award Winner
The story of
one African American family, fighting to stay together and strong in the face of
brutal racist attacks, illness, poverty, and betrayal in the Deep South of the
Maniac Magee (JerrySpinelli) - Newberry Award Winner
The story of how Jeffrey Lionel
"Maniac" Magee, confronts racism in a small town. (5-9)
Yellow Line (Sylvia Olson)
lives in A Small town--a town that is divided right down the middle. Aboriginal
on one side, whites on the other. The unspoken rule (not to mix) has been there
as long as Vince remembers and no one challenges it until Vince’s friend starts
seeing an Aboriginal boy and he is attracted to an Aboriginal girl. Note: (The content is Middle / High School but the
reading level is closer to grade 3)
The $66 Summer: A Novel ofthe Segregated South – (John Armistad)
Set in 1955 Alabama, this carefully
developed first novel explores a white boy's introduction to the devastating
effects of racism. (6-9)
Chanda’s Secrets – (Allan Stratton)
The statistics of the millions
infected with HIV/AIDS in southern Africa find a human face in this gripping
story of one teenager, Chanda Kabele, who sees the disease threaten her family
Meet Danitra Brown – (Nikki Grimes)
A collection of 13 poems that
stand individually and also blend together to tell a story of feelings and
friendship between two African-American girls. Grimes creatively uses the voice
of Zuri Jackson to share tales of the girls' moments of admiration, pain,
self-assurance, pride in their cultural heritage, sadness, disappointments,
play, and their thoughts and feelings about future dreams and aspirations.
How Smudge Came (Nan Gregory)
Mr. Christie Book Award winner - A lost
puppy (Smudge) is rescued by a young woman with Down's syndrome who must hide
the puppy as she lives in a structured group home and works for a Hospice. (2
Amazing Grace (Mary Hoffman)
Grace thinks she can play any character she reads
about but when her classmates tell her she can't play Peter Pan because she's a
girl, and because she's black, Grace gets downhearted. When Grace's grandmother
proves, through a positive black role model, that Grace really can be anyone
she wants to be, Grace believes in herself once more--just in time for the
The Eternal Spring of Mr. Ito (Shiela Garrigue)
During World War II, Sara, a schoolgirl,
is evacuated to live with her aunt and uncle in Vancouver. The family gardener,
Mr. Ito, a decorated hero of the First World War, becomes Sara's special
friend. Mr. Ito encourages Sara to think for herself; introduces her to the
concept of many paths to enlightenment; and teaches her to appreciate the
continuity of life, which is expressed in the delicate but sturdy bonsai trees
he tends. After the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor and Hong Kong,
Japanese-Canadians are persecuted and interned, but Sara manages to maintain
her relationship with the Itos. (5-8)
Kensuke’s Kingdom (Michael Morpurgo) In the middle of the night, Michael
is swept overboard in a fierce storm, and he later awakens on an island beach.
The island is a hostile jungle full of howling gibbons, voracious mosquitoes,
and brutal heat, all of which challenge his ability to survive. Yet when he
finds fresh water and food mysteriously laid out for him each morning, he
realizes that he is not alone. He soon comes face-to-face with Kensuke, an old
Japanese soldier who has been stranded on the island since WW II. For nearly a year, the man and boy help each
other, and develop a great friendship. (4-7)
Riding the Tiger (Eve Bunting)
A tiger is used to personify the powerful allure of the
gang. When the tiger calls Danny by name and invites him for a ride through
their tough city neighborhood, the boy accepts, but soon learns that he has
made a dangerous mistake. The tiger talks about respect, but wins it through
taunts and intimidation.(1-4)
The Cello of Mr. O (Jane Cutler)
A young girl describes what it is like to live in a city
ravaged by war. Schools are closed, electricity and telephone service is out,
and the only consolation is the arrival each Wednesday of the relief truck
bringing food and supplies. But the week
after the relief truck is bombed, the reclusive Mr. O takes his cello into the
courtyard and plays for all of the frightened, hungry people. The music is
described as something "which feeds us as truly as the supplies brought by
the truck did." (1-7)
Love is a Family (Roma Downey)
Lily storms home to her mother one day, demanding a real
family. It's Family Fun Night at school, and she's positive they'll be the
weirdest family there. This book
sensitively addresses the issue of being different and finding common values in
Sami and the Time of the Troubles (Florence Parry Heide)
A "poignant and
appealing" story, about a boy who longs for peace in war-torn Beirut (3-6)
Wilfred Gordon Macdonald Partridge (Mem Fox)
An original take on the capacity of
children to help and relate to the elderly (K-4)
Feathers and Fools (Mem Fox)
A pride of peacocks notices that a flock of nearby swans can
both swim and fly, feats they themselves cannot do. They wonder if the swans
will use their strength aggressively. Soon they convince themselves that they
are in danger, and begin stockpiling arms?
only to be used defensively, of course. The swans then gather their own
weapons. Fear and tension increase until the war both groups have been
preparing for breaks out, triggered by a nervous mistake.
My World, Your World (Melanie Walsh)
A fun and colourful look at the differences and
similarities in people throughout the world.
"Tell Me Why: How Young People Can Change the World" – Eric Walters
Responding to the searching questions of a thoughtful thirteen-year-old, more than twenty-five influential, inspiring figures – including Canadians Roméo Dallaire, Robert Munsch, Marc Garneau, Lynn Johnston, Rick Hansen, and many others – have shared their wisdom, their experience, and their convictions about how to make the world a better place.
My Librarian is a Camel (Margriet Ruurs)
An inspiring book about the many
ways books are brought to children of the world.(6-9)
Children Just Like Me (Barnabas & Anabel Kindersley)
celebration of children around the world (3-6)
Children Just Like Me Celebrations! (Anabel Kindersley)
A unique celebration of children
around the world (3-6)
Spork - Kyo Maclear
His mum is a spoon. His dad is a fork. And he's a bit of both. He's Spork! Spork sticks out in the regimented world of the cutlery drawer. The spoons think he's too pointy, while the forks find him too round. He never gets chosen to be at the table at mealtimes until one day a very messy ? thing arrives in the kitchen who has never heard of cutlery customs. Will Spork finally find his place at the table? This "multi-cutlery" tale is a humorous and lively commentary on individuality and tolerance. Its high-spirited illustrations capture the experience and emotions of anyone who has ever wondered about their place in the world.
Central Okanagan Library
See if the above books are available for loan.
Different and the Same Series
(Canadian Learning Company Video Recordings)
Long Distance: Speaking a Different Language
Proud to Be Me: Cultural Identity
Sticks and Stones: Name-Calling
Cinderella and Me: Being Excluded
The Club: Standing up against Prejudice
Play Ball: Stereotyping
Tug of War: Interracial Friendships
Words on the Wall: Hate Crimes
Miscellaneous Book Lists
Picture Books focussing on Social Responsibility.doc
COTLA Annotated Bibliography .doc
Dr Borpa Tolerance Resource and Link List.doc
African American Read-in 2 3.pdf