Helpful Books for Disturbing Times

November 15, 2016

Here is a small selection of children’s books that I personally find helpful and perhaps hope-inducing without trying to hammer a moral lesson into your head, which could be not only painful but counter-productive.

(The links are to, but of course you can find or order these books at any other bookstore or library.)


Arnold Lobel

Grasshopper on the Road



Leo Lionni

Little Blue and Little Yellow



Tony Kushner and Maurice Sendak




Jo Hoestlandt and Joanna Kang

Star of Fear, Star of Hope

Star of fear


Tomi Ungerer

Otto: The Autobiography of a Teddy Bear



Ruth Krauss and Crockett Johnson

The Carrot Seed



William Steig

Amos & Boris



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