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 Indiebound.org, but of course you can find or order these books at any other bookstore or library.)

 

Arnold Lobel

Grasshopper on the Road

9780064440943

http://www.indiebound.org/book/9780064440943

 

Leo Lionni

Little Blue and Little Yellow

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http://www.indiebound.org/book/9780688132859

 

Tony Kushner and Maurice Sendak

Brundibar

9780786809042

http://www.indiebound.org/book/9780786809042

 

Jo Hoestlandt and Joanna Kang

Star of Fear, Star of Hope

Star of fear

http://www.indiebound.org/book/9780802775887

 

Tomi Ungerer

Otto: The Autobiography of a Teddy Bear

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http://www.indiebound.org/book/9780714857664

 

Ruth Krauss and Crockett Johnson

The Carrot Seed

TheCarrotSeed

http://www.indiebound.org/book/9780064432108

 

William Steig

Amos & Boris

Amos-Boris

http://www.indiebound.org/book/9780374302788

 

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