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Understanding War and Peace


Stories About People in Military Service

Captain Cat by Syd Hoff
E reader HOF
A cat makes friends with a soldier and learns about military life when he joins the army.


The Year of the Perfect Christmas Tree by Gloria Houston
Since Papa has left to go to war, how they will get the perfect Christmas tree for the town celebration?


All Those Secrets of the World by Jane Yolen
When Janie’s father goes off to war, she learns a secret which helps her during his absence.


If You Listen by Charlotte Zolotow
A girl misses her father, but her mother reassures her that there is a way to know that he loves her.


Peace & Tolerance

For All Ages
The Big Book for Peace edited by Ann Durell and Marilyn Sachs
j810.8 BIG
A collection of works by famous children’s authors and illustrators.


Peace Tales: World Folktales to Talk About by Margaret Read MacDonald
j398.2 MAC
A collection of folktales from cultures around the world, reflecting different aspects of war and peace.


For Younger Readers
The Wall by Eve Bunting
A boy and his father visit a relative’s name on the Vietnam Memorial.


Feathers and Fools by Mem Fox
Fearful, prejudiced peacocks and swans end up destroying each other.


The Story of Ferdinand by Munro Leaf
Ferdinand the bull prefers flowers to fighting.


Sneetches and Other Stories by Dr. Seuss
Two types of Sneetches learn about prejudice.


Ruby Mae Has Something to Say by David Small
Tongue-tied Ruby Mae speaks for world peace at the United Nations.


The War by Anaïs Vaugelade
Prince Fabien uses an ingenious trick to end a war without violence.


Fireboat : The Heroic Adventures of the John J. Harvey by Maira Kalman
j303.625 KAL
A retired fireboat is restored and called back into service on September 11, 2001.


For Older Readers
The Breadwinner by Deborah Ellis
Parvana disguises herself as a boy to support her family after her father’s arrest in Taliban-ruled Afghanistan.


Parvana’s Journey by Deborah Ellis
In her search for her family, Parvana travels with a group of other children whose lives have been changed by war. (Sequel to The Breadwinner.)


Soldier Mom by Alice Mead
Eleven-year-old Jasmyn’s mother is sent to fight in the Gulf War.


America Under Attack: Primary Sources by Tamara Roleff
j303.625 AME
Looks at the September 11, 2001 terrorist attack, U.S. response, world reaction, and the war on terrorism.


Books Celebrating the United States with Words, Art, & Music

I Pledge Allegiance by Bill Martin, Jr.
j323.65 I
The text of the Pledge with simple explanations.


This Land is Your Land by Woody Guthrie
E 782.42 GUT, jBKCD 782.42 GUT
Includes a tribute from Pete Seeger, the music, and a scrapbook.


Steven Kellogg’s Yankee Doodle by Steven Kellogg
j782.42164 KEL
An illustrated version of the song from the American Revolution.


Celebrate America: In Poetry and Art edited by Nora Panzer
j811.008 CEL
A collection of American poetry celebrating over 200 years of American life as illustrated by fine art.


Uncle Sam and Old Glory: Symbols of America by Jean West and Delno West
j929.92 WES
The backgrounds of such symbols as Uncle Sam and the Liberty Bell.


The Declaration of Independence illustrated by Sam Fink
j973.313 DEC
With illustrations to help explain its meaning.


Books About the U. S. Military

Army  j355 • Army Special Forces  j356.1 • Air Force  j358.4 and j623.7

Navy  j359 • Marine Corps  j359.96


A few of the books available
The U. S. Air Force at War by Terri Sievert
j358.4 SIE


The U. S. Navy at War by Melissa Abramovitz
j359.00973 ABR


The United States Marine Corps by Charles H. Cureton
j359.96 CUR


Military Equipment

Air  j623.746 • Land  j623.747 • Sea  j623.8252


A couple of the books available
Military Trucks by E.S. Budd
j623.7 BUD


Aircraft Carriers by Michael Green
j623.8 GRE


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