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Our library’s book tips for a peaceful weekend

Have you noticed how our library has books on display, always curated and often dealing with one specific topic? This week has been all about Peace Day on September 21st. If you hurry, you can still check out the following books from the Primary School library that we highly recommend.

Peace One Day by Jeremy Gilley
This book is about how Peace Day came to be. It’s a nonfiction book, written by the person who started it, with fantastic art work. This book shares how the author Jeremy Gilley has a mission to have a day each year where the world stops fighting and celebrates peace. It talks of his travels to meet world leaders, touches on the causes of war and ways to promote peace. Its message: One person can make a difference. It’s suitable for children in the upper primary, i.e. 4th and 5th grade.

The Golden Rule by Ilene Cooper
This book is appropriate for all age groups: Treat others how you would like to be treated. The book explains how the Golden Rule exists in different holy books and religions, e.g. in Christianity, Judaism, Buddhism, Islam, Hinduism and the Shawnee Tribe. A beautifully illustrated picture book sharing a conversation between a boy and his grandfather. Lots of opportunities for discussion, connections, question and reflection with this book.

Wangari’s Trees of Peace by Jeanette Winter
This biography portrays Kenyan social, environmental and political activist and Nobel Peace Prize winner Wangari Maathai. It shares her story of observing her environment and decline and setting about taking action to change it through peaceful actions and determination. Many of our 3rd graders think of her as their personal hero.

Those Shoes by Maribeth Boelts
This book is for any age group. It’s about a boy who wants cool shoes that he can’t afford. He buys some from a second-hand shop, although they’re too small for him. When he sees a boy who doesn’t have any, he gives them away. A book based on the author's personal experiences, this beautifully written story encompasses our school values of compassion and inclusion.

Extra Yarn by Mac Barnett
This book is for Early Years. A girl thinks she is going to run out of yarn, but she never does, so she knits something for everybody, also for the animals. It’s about acts of kindness, it’s humoristic, and the graphics are absolutely fantastic.

Have a great peaceful weekend and enjoy reading with your child – it’s good for both of you and a wonderful intimate experience!