Peace is on purpose. Peace is a choice. Peace lets the smallest of us have a voice.
From a hello and pronouncing your friend’s name correctly to giving more than you take and saying I’m sorry, this simple concept book explores definitions of peace and actions small and big that foster it.
Award-winning authors, Baptiste Paul and Miranda Paul, have teamed up with illustrator Estelí Meza—winner of the ‘A la Orilla del Viento’ the premier Picture Book Contest Award in Mexico—to create an inspiring look at things we can all do to bring peace into our lives and world.
Check out our Teacher Resource Guide and a fun coloring page under Teacher’s Resources on the left.
A visually splendid primer on peace.
I think its a very special book, lovely pictures, very original, and such wise words. The words are not only for children but for so many adults today as well.
In charming, folk art–style illustrations and spare, poetic prose, this quiet picture book explores the concept of peace.
Charmingly illustrated, this striking picture book informs young readers of the benefits of peace and that it is attainable for each of us. Delivered in perfectly scanning rhyming couplets, this important lesson is easily understood in the words that define peace and in the engaging illustrations...A valuable, necessary lesson that beautifully defines peace for children and their adults.
Starred Review from School Library Journal
Perfect for celebrating spring as a time of birth and hope, this book is sure to spark family conversations about peace and personal responsibility.
Washington Parent Magazine
Thoughtful, inspiring words and exquisite illustrations to share with young minds during increasingly tumultuous times.
Avery and Augustine
This picture book takes a huge concept like peace and makes it completely approachable for young readers.
Mutually Inclusive Books
Young readers are given the tools that they need to understand peace and how they create it in their own lives.
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- Bank Street 2022 Best Children's Books of the Year list
- CCBC Choices 2022
- Charter Oak Children's Book Award Nominee, 2021
- Northern Lights Book Awards Mindfulness Category Winner, 2021
- Shortlisted for Gourmand Awards in "peace" category, December 2022
- Magnolia Book Awards nominee