Ten Books to Inspire Your Child to Change the World through Peace


Welcome back to my second post in the series, How to raise a peaceful Child in a Violent World. I’m happy you’re here, and I hope that you and I can make this world a better place.

In a world filled with endless possibilities, instilling a sense of compassion, empathy, and a desire for positive change in our children is paramount. One powerful way to achieve this is through the magic of storytelling. As we open the pages of books with our little ones, we not only share captivating tales but also plant seeds of inspiration that can blossom into a commitment to making the world a better place. Here are 10 extraordinary books about peace that can ignite the spark of change in your child’s heart.

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Here are the 10 books to inspire your child to change the world through peace:  

  1. “The Peace Book” by Todd Parr
    Todd Parr’s vibrant illustrations and simple, affirming statements celebrate the diversity of our world and encourage young readers to embrace kindness and love.

  3. “The World Belongs to You” by Riccardo Bozzi, illustrated by Olimpia Zagnoli

  4. Take a global journey with Bozzi and Zagnoli as they explore the wonders of the world, highlighting the interconnectedness of all living things and fostering a sense of responsibility for our planet.

  6. “Last Stop on Market Street” by Matt de la Peña, illustrated by Christian Robinson

  7. Winner of the Newbery Medal, this tale follows CJ and his grandmother on a bus ride through the city, teaching valuable lessons about gratitude, kindness, and finding beauty in unexpected places.

  9. “The Invisible Boy” by Trudy Ludwig, illustrated by Patrice Barton
    Through the story of Brian, a quiet and overlooked boy, children learn about the transformative power of friendship, inclusivity, and empathy.

  11. The Peace Tree from Hiroshima: The Little Bonsai with a Big Story” by Sandra Moore, illustrated by Kazumi Wilds
    Based on a true story, this poignant tale introduces children to the concept of peace through the extraordinary journey of a bonsai tree that survived the atomic bombing of Hiroshima.

  13. “Each Kindness” by Jacqueline Woodson, illustrated by E.B. Lewis
    Woodson’s powerful story emphasizes the profound impact of small acts of kindness and the importance of treating others with empathy and compassion.

  15. Strictly No Elephants” by Lisa Mantchev, illustrated by Taeeun Yoo
    Personally one of my favorite children’s books, and my kids loving going back to it again and again.

  17. This heartwarming tale celebrates inclusivity, friendship, and the beauty of embracing differences, as a young boy learns the value of acceptance.

  19. “What Does It Mean to Be Kind?” by Rana DiOrio, illustrated by Stéphane Jorisch
    Through thoughtful reflections and vibrant illustrations, this book explores the various ways children can express kindness in their everyday lives.


  21. “If You Plant a Seed” by Kadir Nelson
    This beautifully illustrated book teaches children about the importance of patience, cooperation, and the positive impact of sowing seeds of kindness.

  23. “Each Little Bird That Sings” by Deborah Wiles
    In this touching novel, young readers follow the journey of Comfort Snowberger as she navigates loss, love, and the profound impact of kindness in unexpected places.

These ten books serve as powerful tools to cultivate a sense of compassion and inspire children to become changemakers in their own unique ways. As you embark on this literary journey with your child, may the stories shared within these pages sow the seeds of a future filled with kindness, understanding, and a commitment to creating a more peaceful world.

And, of course, don’t forget to check out my books, all about unconditional love, acceptance, gratitude, and Mindfulness. 

See you next time, 


There's nothing like a book to deliver a message, and finding books about peace is not easy, but I did it for you :) Here is the best list of 10 children's books about peace that will help you raise the future leader of the world.
A book is not only a book; it's a window, an opportunity, a seed of change. I truly believe that books have the power to change the world and these are the books you should read with your child in 2024 to give the world a chance :)

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