Kids books to read on International Peace Day

Every Child A Song

Every Child A Song

Nicola Davies, Marc Martin

Publishing ahead of the 30th Anniversary of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, Every Child A Song is a poignant celebration of children everywhere and a reminder that EVERY child must be protected by the articles laid...

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Kindness Grows

Kindness Grows

Britta Teckentrup

It all starts with a crack that we can hardly see, it happens when we shout or if we disagree. But with every kindness that we care to show, something good and magical then begins to grow...

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My Kind

My Kind

Eddie Betts

MY KIND is the first book by AFL star Eddie Betts, which celebrates the power and positivity we can create when we come together and spread kindness.

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Hasina: Through My Eyes

Hasina: Through My Eyes

Lyn White, Michelle Aung Thin

So many Rohingyas are gone, how will she survive? Will her parents return? Hasina must find the courage to save her family amid the escalating conflict that threatens her world and her identity.

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Wide Big World

Wide Big World

Maxine Beneba Clarke, Isobel Knowles

A beautiful children's picture book about diversity from award-winning author Maxine Beneba Clarke and illustrator Isobel Knowles.

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We Are Together

We Are Together

Britta Teckentrup

On our own we're special, And we can chase our dream. But when we join up, hand in hand, Together we're a team. Celebrate the power of love and friendship in this beautiful book by award-winning illustrator and author...

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I Am Malala: How One Girl Stood Up for Education and Changed the World

I Am Malala: How One Girl Stood Up for Education and Changed the World

Malala Yousafzai, Patricia McCormick

Written by Malala for her peers, this is the story of the girl behind the Nobel Prize-winning icon.

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Harriet Tubman

Harriet Tubman

Maria Isabel Sanchez Vegara, Pili Aguado

Part of the bestselling Little People, BIG DREAMS series, Harriet Tubman tells the inspiring story of this courageous abolitionist's life.

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Kulinmaya! Keep Listening, Everybody!

Kulinmaya! Keep Listening, Everybody!

Mumu Mike Williams

A magnificent celebration of Kunmanara Williams' life and art and the land rights movement in the Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara (APY) lands of Central Australia.

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 Read reviewSorry Day

Sorry Day

Coral Vass, Dub Leffler

Two stories entwine in this captivating retelling of the momentous day when the then Prime Minister of Australia, Kevin Rudd, acknowledged the sorrows of past and said ‘Sorry' to the generation of children who were taken...

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Malala's Magic Pencil

Malala’s Magic Pencil

Malala Yousafzai, Kerascoet

Based on a true story from her childhood, and her inspirational life, Malala Yousafzai's first picture book will inspire young readers everywhere to find the magic all around them.

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Songs of a War Boy

Songs of a War Boy

Deng Thiak Adut, Ben McKelvey

The true story of Deng Adut - Sudanese child soldier, refugee, man of hope

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Be Kind

Be Kind

Naomi Shulman

In this inspirational, accessible idea book for kids aged 5 and up, 100 suggesting actions encourage practicing kindness, cultivating compassion and empathy, and bringing more happiness into daily life.

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Starbird

Starbird

Sharon King-Chai

An exquisitely beautiful folk tale about love and freedom.

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Say Something

Say Something

Peter H. Reynolds

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 Read reviewThe Boy At the Back of the Class

The Boy At the Back of the Class

Onjali Q. Rauf

Told with heart and humour, The Boy at the Back of the Class is a child's perspective on the refugee crisis, highlighting the importance of friendship and kindness in a world that doesn't always make sense.

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The Happiness Box

The Happiness Box

Mark Greenwood, Andrew McLean

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Nelson Mandela (Little Guides to Great Lives)

Nelson Mandela (Little Guides to Great Lives)

Isabel Thomas, Hannah Warren

From artists to aviators and scientists to revolutionaries, Little Guides to Great Lives is a brand new series of small-format guides introducing children to the most inspirational figures from history in a...

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Children in Our World: Global Conflict

Children in Our World: Global Conflict

Hanane Kai, Louise Spilsbury

A beautifully illustrated picture book that sensitively explains larger issues and crises that dominate the news in an appropriate manner for children.

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Dumazi and the Big Yellow Lion

Dumazi and the Big Yellow Lion

Valanga Khoza, Matt Ottley

On her way to the waterhole, Dumazi finds a big yellow lion caught in a trap. Please save my life and set me free, he begs. But Dumazi knows that lions roaming free eat little Zulu girls like her...

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This Love

This Love

Harriet Lynas, Isabel Otter

Celebrate love from all around the world! A series of gentle rhymes sensitively explores what love feels like to children. This timeless book shows that love is a common language with the power to unite, wherever you come from.

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My Little Gifts:A Book of Sharing

My Little Gifts:A Book of Sharing

Jo Witek, Christine Roussey

From the team behind the megabestseller In My Heart comes an interactive picture book about generosity and sharing perfect for the holiday season

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We Are All Equal

We Are All Equal

P. Crumble, Jonathan Bentley

No matter who you are, where you come from, where you live, what you look like, who you love, whether you are small or tall, whether you walk or run, this book celebrates the richness in our differences and the joy that... we are...

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Armistice

Armistice

Ruth Starke, David Kennett

A companion to the award-winning My Gallipoli, commemorating the 100th anniversary since the fighting stopped.

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We Are All Born Free: The Universal Declaration of Human Rights in Pictures

We Are All Born Free: The Universal Declaration of Human Rights in Pictures

Amnesty International

An illustrated celebration of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, stunningly brought to life by internationally-renowned artists.

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The Peace Book

The Peace Book

Todd Parr

The Peace Book delivers positive and hopeful messages of peace in an accessible, child-friendly format featuring Todd Parr's trademark bold, bright colours.

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Grandad Mandela

Grandad Mandela

Zindzi Mandela, Zazi Mandela, Sean Qualls

Two great-grandchildren ask their grandmother questions about the man they remember as Grandad, and the world remembers as Nelson Mandela. Authored jointly by his daughter and great-grandchildren, this amazing story celebrates...

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Children in Our World: Racism and Intolerance

Children in Our World: Racism and Intolerance

Louise Spilsbury, Hanane Kai

A beautifully illustrated non-fiction picture book that sensitively explains crises that dominate the news in an appropriate manner for children.

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Children in Our World: Poverty and Hunger

Children in Our World: Poverty and Hunger

Louise Spilsbury, Hanane Kai

A beautifully illustrated non-fiction picture book that sensitively explains crises that dominate the news in an appropriate manner for children.

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It Takes a Village

It Takes a Village

Hillary Rodham Clinton, Marla Frazee

Secretary of State and Democratic Presidential nominee Hillary Rodham Clinton's first book for young readers, inspired by her New York Times bestselling book It Takes a Village, illustrated by two-time Caldecott Honor recipient...

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Mixed

Mixed

Arree Chung

Who's the best, the Blues, Reds or Yellows? Follow the colours as they overcome their differences in this simple, sweet tale of acceptance and celebrating difference.

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Nowhere Boy

Nowhere Boy

Katherine Marsh

When all seems lost, real heroes can be found.

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Hope in a Ballet Shoe

Hope in a Ballet Shoe

Michaela DePrince, Elaine DePrince

Growing up in war-torn Sierra Leone, she witnesses atrocities that no child ever should. Her father is killed by rebels and her mother dies of famine. Sent to an orphanage, Michaela is mistreated and she sees the brutal murder of...

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Want to Play Trucks?

Want to Play Trucks?

Ann Stott, Bob Graham

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This Is Our House

This Is Our House

Michael Rosen, Bob Graham

A gentle tale for pre-schoolers, introducing the concept of sharing in the playground from multi award winning author and poet Michael Rosen.

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My Two Blankets

My Two Blankets

Irena Kobald, Freya Blackwood

A beautiful tale about friendship and culture, paired with award-winning Freya Blackwood's stunning illustrations

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You Are Mighty: A Guide to Changing the World

You Are Mighty: A Guide to Changing the World

Caroline Paul, Lauren Tamaki

From the author of the New York Times -bestselling The Gutsy Girl comes an inspiring, instructional and fun guide for kid activists containing change-maker tips as well as anecdotes of young activists around the globe and...

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 Read reviewDreams of Freedom

Dreams of Freedom

Amnesty International

This inspirational book, following We Are All Born Free, contains 17 quotations about many different aspects of Freedom, from the freedom to have an education to the freedom not to be hurt or tortured, the freedom to have a home...

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I Am Malala

I Am Malala

Malala Yousafzai, Christina Lamb

The bestselling memoir of youngest ever NOBEL PRIZE winner, Malala Yousafzai, the schoolgirl who stood up to the Taliban.

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Here I Stand: Stories that Speak for Freedom

Here I Stand: Stories that Speak for Freedom

Amnesty International

A varied and thought-provoking collection of short stories and poems for teens with a conscience, with striking cover illustrations by award-winning children's laureate Chris Riddell

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I Am Gandhi

I Am Gandhi

Brad Meltzer

Galvanized by Gandhi's example of gentle, peaceful activism, New York Times -bestselling author Meltzer persuaded 24 comic book artists to donate their work for this biography so that their royalties can go to Seeds of Peace, a...

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The Bad Mood and the Stick

The Bad Mood and the Stick

Lemony Snicket, Matthew Forsythe

Lemony Snicket's simply told story offers a refreshing, thoughtful, and hilarious look at the ways in which a bad mood wreaks havoc as it moves from person to person, leaving an unexpected trail of surprise in its wake:...

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Courageous People Who Changed the World: Little Heroes

Courageous People Who Changed the World: Little Heroes

Heidi Poelman, Kyle Kershner

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Never Too Young!: 50 Unstoppable Kids Who Made a Difference

Never Too Young!: 50 Unstoppable Kids Who Made a Difference

A. Weintraub, Laura Horton

Anyone - no matter how young - can make a difference! Meet 50 incredible kids who had a positive impact in their communities... and the world.

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