Books About Peace

“Establishing lasting peace is the work of education; all politics can do is keep us out of war.” -Dr. Maria Montessori

Peace can often seem like a lofty goal. We believe it starts small, in our own families, our own communities, and in the way we raise our children.

This week we share a list of books for you to explore as a family. Even infants and toddlers can start to learn about peace, and there are many incredible books available to older children, including adolescents. Please let us know if you give any of these a try, or if there are others you think should be added to the list.


The Peace Book by Todd Parr

Primary-aged children will certainly love this book, but so would infants and toddlers. Parr’s bright, bold illustrations, coupled with easy-to-understand text, give children an early idea of what peace means. Featuring diverse characters and actions children can actually put into practice, this book is a perfect introduction to peace.

The Peace Rose by Alicia Olson

The Peace Rose is a book loved by many Montessori educators. It revolves around the idea that children might use a rose to help them resolve conflicts amongst themselves, passing it to one another so that everyone has a turn to speak. Many primary classrooms use this technique, a