Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh Kids Booklist
Peace and War: History and Possibilities

War and peace are tough topics for adults to wrap their minds around. Deciding when and how to talk with young children about conflict and cooperation on a global scale can be challenging too, but there are plenty of books that offer opportunities to consider how people can work and play well together--and what happens when we don't. Older children may want to talk things over also if they decide to read some of the novels listed below.

Good Night, Commander

Mr. Lincoln's High-tech War : How the North Used the Telegraph, Railroads, Surveillance Balloons, Ironclads, High-powered Weapons, and More to Win the Civil War

The Enemy: A Book about Peace

The General

Gregor the Overlander

Nubs: The True Story of a Mutt, a Marine & a Miracle


Afghan Dreams: Young Voices of Afghanistan

Woods Runner

Paulie Pastrami Achieves World Peace

Three Cups of Tea


Wangari's Trees of Peace: A True Story from Africa

Peaceful Heroes

Peace, Locomotion

The Brave Women of the Gulf wars: Operation Desert Storm and Operation Iraqi Freedom