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Gentle, clever rhymes illustrate the unpredictable emotions of childhood and show readers a smart way to deal with these feelings. A frustrating day may feel overwhelming, but everyone wins with Peace, Baby!
A fable for our time about two lonely soldiers facing each other across a barren battlefield. What each discovers, as the story unfolds, is that the enemy is not a faceless beast, but rather a real person with family, friends, and dreams.
The king's battles with the dragon were always mighty and loud. Boy lived in silence and couldn't hear the fighting. But Boy could see the fear around him . . . and how everyone would be much happier without it.
Two small boys in warrior garb peer at each other across a deserted landscape. Each is suspicious of the other; each is proud and boastful. And so, an argument breaks out that grows bigger and bigger, until it threatens to consume them and everything around them. Finally, rainfall, remorse, and apologies set things right, with the land and with the youngsters.
Long ago and far away, in a rambling garden beside a clear blue lake, two flocks of birds began to fear each other for their differences. Their fear grew, and soon the birds became enemies, hoarding great quantities of weapons to protect themselves--until panic struck and the chance for peace seemed lost forever.
A collection of poems, illustrated by handmade quilts, explores peace in all its various and sometimes surprising forms: from peace at home to peace on a worldwide scale to peace within oneself. Pondering the meaning of peace and its fleeting nature, each of us is compelled to discover and act upon peace ourselves.
Let There Be Peace on Earth and Let It Begin with Me These cherished words have sounded a call for peace the world over since 1955. The song of the same name has echoed through schools and churches, community centers and summer camps, the White House, and meetings of the United Nations. It has touched hearts from South Africa to New Zealand, from Russia to Japan.
Children everywhere wish for peace. International Peace Day is September 21. On this day and every day throughout the year, children all over the world wish for peace. Take a journey around the globe to meet some of these children and learn about the many ways to say - Peace!
Jenny and her city-mouse friends take to the seas in search of a more peaceful place to live. But when they arrive at what first seems the island of their dreams, they have a giant problem to contend with: the island's only inhabitant, the Skog. How will the mice master their new domain? A timeless tale of cooperation and compromise.
What does it take to spread a little peace? Children from around the globe highlight simple actions, such as lending a hand, sharing a smile, and making friends. We all have the power to make the world more peaceful. l
After months of tension something appeared on the streets of Ferguson that hadn't been seen for a long time ... HOPE. Through poetry and art, the true story of hundreds of artists and volunteers who turned boarded up windows into works of art with messages of hope, healing and unity in the aftermath of the Ferguson, MO riots.
In wild times and in wartime, in times of fear and illness, I go to Tintinnabula, where soft rains fall. A story about moving from discomfort to peace, from violence and uncertainty to a still, sure place. It reminds us that our best friend in hard times can often be ourselves.
All the other bulls run, jump, and butt their heads together in fights. Ferdinand, on the other hand, would rather sit and smell the flowers. So what will happen when Ferdinand is picked for the bullfights in Madrid?
After a storm blows some of them away, the letters on the alphabet tree learn from a strange bug to be stronger by forming words, then a caterpillar comes along and tells them that words are not enough; they must say something important.
A large variegated ball of yarn lands at a child's feet. First, it seems to entangle her, but the girl quickly figures out what to do: she flings it out lariat style, and the ball of yarn unfurls and flows around the world while connecting people, animals, and plants from all corners of the globe. The lyrics of this beloved spiritual of unity and community as visualized by the responsibility of taking care of the earth while being kind to every living creature.
It is cold and clear on Christmas Eve night in 1914. Suddenly a strange sound pierces the darkness. Someone is singing a Christmas carol in German followed by the British soldiers singing and soon carols are being sung back and forth. Slowly the British and German soldiers leave their trenches, and the war, behind to stand together in the open field. This haunting story based on an event in World War I known as the Christmas Truce is adapted by the songwriter from his song of the same name.
When a fleet of warships attacks the Tiny Kingdom, a clever young princess uses ingenuity to preserve her kingdom's one hundred years of peace. Based on a thirteenth-century incident involving Kublai Khan and Vietnam.
Yuko's grandmother remembers that when she was a little girl many years ago in Japan, her town's beautiful temple bell was taken away to be used as scrap metal for the war effort. She thought she'd never see it again. After the war the bell was brought to America by a U. S. Navy crew who found it abandoned in a Japanese shipyard. Most amazing of all, the bell was later returned to Japan as a gesture of friendship between the former warring countries. Told in evocative prose, this inspiring story based on the American-Japanese Friendship Peace Bell celebrates peace between nations.
Paulie Pastrami can't whistle, he has trouble matching his socks, and he is usually picked last in sports. But he plans to achieve world peace before he turns eight. Through simple acts of kindness--from reading to the trees and being nice to his little sister to cheering up the school principal and sharing cupcakes with strangers--Paulie learns that spreading peace isn't that hard after all.
Peace. What does that word really mean? Ask children from around the world, and this is what they say....With quotes from grade-schoolers at an international school in Rome, explore what Peace looks, tastes, feels, sounds, and smells like.
Born of Mohawk and Cayuga descent, Robbie Robertson learned the story of Hiawatha and his spiritual guide, the Peacemaker, as part of the Iroquois oral tradition. Hiawatha translated the Peacemaker's message of unity for the five warring Iroquois nations during the 14th century, uniting the tribes and forever changing how the Iroquois governed themselves - a blueprint for democracy that would later inspire the authors of the U.S. Constitution.
The knights and ladies of two mighty castles live in peace and harmony. The traditional wall separating the castles has crumbled; the knights' armour has gone to rust. But the equanimity is shattered by the appearance of a grand and beautiful flower that springs up between the castles, and Old Man Greed enters the picture. After the flower has been torn petal from limb, and after a cold winter of discontent, spring brings a wealth of new blooms and the knights and ladies are once again on speaking terms. Have they learned the error of their ways?
Miss Fox is tired of hearing her young students quarrel. So she announces Peace Week--no more squabbling for one whole week! The children chime in with their own rules: no fighting, don't say mean things, and help others. Throughout the week each of the little animals gets a chance to practice this new behavior. Soon, to their surprise, the animals are finding that it's easy to help others, take turns, and say nice things, even when someone is grumpy to them. Wouldn't it be nice, Squirrel says, if every week could be Peace Week?
The little king was always grumpy. 'I am fed up with being the little king of a tiny nation!' he shouted. 'I want to rule over an enormous country and be famous!' So the little king decided to start a war. But it didn't quite work out the way he planned.
The unknown history of letters For as long as any letter could remember, Vowels and Consonants had been enemies. U without N? Q without U? Mpssh! you say. Yet once, long ago, P's and Q's minded their p's and q's, and though U and I deserved not one iota of respect. For their part, Vowels knew only that the dot on the youngest i was far moe important than the most capital W. And so they came to wage a fierce war to prove who were the better letters.
When the world feels chaotic, find peace within. Express emotions through direct speech. Find empathy through imagination. Connect with the earth. Wonder at the beauty of the natural world. Breathe, taste, smell, touch, and be present.