Shancar Publications

Unitarian Universalist Seven Principles in

Children's Books

The Inherent Worth and Dignity of Every Person        
        
        Adoff, Arnold, Black is Brown is Tan (multicultual families)

        Andrae, Giles, Giraffes Can’t Dance (we all dance to our own tune)

        Blume, Judy, The One In The Middle is a Green Kangaroo (feeling not "old enough")

        Bunting, Eve, Can You Do This, Old Badger? (elders as source of wisdom)

        de Paola, Tomie, Now One Foot, Now The Other (stroke makes grandfather "different")

        de Paola, Tomie, Oliver Button Is A Sissy (being "different")

        DeRolf, Shane, The Crayon Box That Talked (appreciating differences)

        Dooley, Norah, Everybody Bakes Bread (multiculturalism)

        Dooley, Norah, Everyone Brings Noodles (multiculturalism)

        Dooley, Norah, Everybody Cooks Rice (multiculturalism)

        Dooley, Norah, Everyone Serves Soup (multiculturalism)

        Emmett, Jonathan, Ruby in Her Own Time (developing on own timetable)

        Freeman, Don, Dandelion (being content with who you are)

        Friedman, Ina, How My Parents Learned To Eat (multiculturalism)

        Knowles, Sheena, Edward the Emu (being content with who you are)

        Henkes, Kevin, Chester’s Way (Chester and his best friend are exactly alike, but new girl in town, Lilly, is very different; can they be friends?)

        Henkes, Kevin, Chrysanthemum (girl learns the value of her unusual name)

        Lears, Laurie, Ian's Walk: A Story About Autism (sibling with special needs, autism)

        
Lionni, Leo, The Biggest House in the World (being content with what you have)

        Lionni, Leo, A Color Of His Own (being content with who you are)        

        Lionni, Leo, Little Blue and Little Yellow (multiculturalism)
        

        Maguire, Arlene, We're All Special (diversity)

        McFail, David, Something Special (we all have "gifts" and special talents to share)        

        Palocco, Patricia, Just Plain Fancy (being content with who you are)

        Palocco, Patricia, The Keeping Quilt (family connections / immigrant families)

        Palocco, Patricia, The Trees of the Dancing Goats (Jewish & Christian holiday traditions)

        Parr, Todd, It’s Okay To Be Different (diversity)

        Spier, Peter, People (global perspective)

        Steig, William, Amos & Boris (friendship and courage)

        Suess, Dr., Gertrude McFuzz (from Yertle the Turtle & Other Stories – accepting yourself)

        Suess, Dr., Horton Hears a Who ("a person’s a person, no matter how small")

        Suess, Dr., Sneeches (we’re all important)

        Suess, Dr., Yertle the Turtle (a plain little turtle stands up to a merciless king)

        Thompson, Mary, Andy and His Yellow Frisbee (special needs, autism)

        Yarborough, Camille, Cornrows (multiculturalism, being content with who you are)

        Zolotrow, Charlotte, Some Things Go Together (family love)

 


Justice, Equity and Compassion in Human Relations

        
        Adoff, Arnold, Black is Brown is Tan (diversity)

        Bradby, Marie, Momma, Where Are You From? (civil rights)

        Bunting, Eve, One Green Apple (immigrant girl learns laughter brings people together)

        Coleman, Evelyn, White Socks Only (civil rights)

        Demi, One Grain Of Rice: A Mathematical Folktale (selfish king is tricked into feeding the starving in the village)

        de Paola, Tomie,, Now One Foot, Now The Other (disabilities, grandfather's stroke)

        Henkes, Kevin, Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse (compassion)        

        
Hoffman, Mary, Amazing Grace (you can be anything you want to be)

        Johnson, D.B., Henry Climbs a Mountain (civil disobedience)

        Lionni, Leo, A Color Of His Own (being content with who you are)

        McGovern, Anne, Stone Soup (cooperation)

        McPhail, David, The Teddy Bear (personal sacrifice, homelessness)

        Mortensen, Greg, Listen to the Wind (social justice project of building schools)

        Newman, Leslea, Heather Has Two Mommies (diverse families)

        Rice, David, L., Because Brian Hugged His Mother (compassion)

        Roehe, Stephanie, That’s Not Fair (sibling rivalry)

        Sarnoff, Jane, That's Not Fair (sibling rivalry)

        Smith, David, If All the World Were a Village (inequity of resources in the world)

        Strauss, Rochelle, One Well: The Story of Water on Earth (inequity of access to water)

        Suess, Dr., Horton Hears a Who ("a person’s a person, no matter how small")

        Suess, Dr., The Sneetches (treating others fairly)

        Suess, Dr., Yertle the Turtle (a plain little turtle stands up to a merciless king)

        Willhoite, Michael, Daddy's Roommate (diverse families)

        Willhoite, Michael, Daddy's Wedding (diverse families)

        Williams, Karen Lynn, Four Feet, Two Sandals (two girls in a refugee camp learn to share and become friends)

        Zolotow, Charlotte, The Quarelling Book (compassion)


Acceptance of One Another and Encouragement to Spiritual Growth
 

        Aliki, The Two of Them (love between generations)        

        Barner, Bob, To Everything (child’s version of Ecclesiastes

        
Bedard, Michael, Emily (people are a mystery)

        Boritzer, Etan, What is Love? (loving others, including those different from us)

        Bunting, Eve, One Green Apple (Palestinian immigrant girl learns laughter brings people together)

        
Bulla, Clyde, Daniel's Duck (making people happy is a special gift)        

        
Chin-Lee, Cynthia, Almond Cookies and Dragon Well Tea (muticulturalism)

        
de Paola, Tomie, The Knight and the Dragon (value of learning)

        
de Paola, Tomie, Oliver Button Is A Sissy (being "different")

        de Paola, Tomie, Watch Out for Chicken Feet in Your Soup (multiculturalism)

        DeRolf, Shane, The Crayon Box That Talked (appreciating differences

        
Everitt, Betsy, Mean Soup (dealing with anger)

        Fair, Sylvia, The Bedspread (appreciating differences)

        
Freeman, Don, Dandelion (being content with who you are)

        
Friedman, Ina, How My Parents Learned To Eat (multiculturalism)

        
Gold, Phyllis-Terri, Please Don't Say Hello (autism)

        Henkes, Kevin, Owen (growing up)

        
Leaf, Munro, The Story of Ferdinand (peace and contentment)

        Lears, Laurie, Ian's Walk: A Story About Autism (sibling with special needs, autism)

        Lionni, Leo, Frederick (we all have "gifts")

        Lionni, Leo, Little Blue & Little Yellow (multiculturalism)

        Miles, Miska, Annie and the Old One (death)

        Munsch, Robert, The Paper Bag Princess (materialism)
    
        
Munsch, Robert, Love You Forever (growing up, parent's unconditional love)

        Muth, John, Stone Soup (classic tale of sharing)

        Polacco, Patricia, Thank You, Mr. Falker (dyslexia)

        Richardson, Justin, And Tango Makes Three (based on the true story of two male penguins at zoo who "adopt" an egg and raise it as their chick)

        
Sasso, Sandy Eisenberg, God Said Amen (cooperation)

        Suess, Dr., Bartholemew and the Oobleck (importance of admitting mistakes)

        Suess, Dr., The Sneetches (accepting differences)

        
Suess, Dr., Oh, The Thinks You Can Think (value of learning & growing)

        Seuss, Dr., What Was I Scared Of? (fear is natural and normal) 

        Thompson, Mary, Andy and His Yellow Frisbee (special needs, autism)

        
Zolotow, Charlotte, The Quarelling Book (value of kindness



A Free and Responsible Search for Truth and Meaning 

        
Anderson, Hans Christian, The Emperor’s New Clothes (seeing the truth)

        Boritzer, Etan, What is God? (different perspectives on divinity)

        
Carle, Eric, The Tiny Seed (tiny seed grows into a beautiful flower)

        Curtis, Chara, All I See Is Part of Me (seeking answers in connections)

        de Paola, Tomie, The Knight and the Dragon (looking for answers)

        
Domanska, Janina, What Do You See? (different perspectives)

        Fisher, Aileen, I Stood Upon a Mountain (wondering about the creation of the world)

        Gerstein, Mordicai, The Mountains of Tibet (reincarnation, heaven as the universe)

        Goble, Paul, Beyond the Ridge (death as change of existence)

        Grigg, Carol, The Great Change (circle of life)

        Hanh, Thich Nhat, A Pebble for Your Pocket (mindfulness and interconnectedness)

        Hanson, Warren, The Next Place (death as change of form)

        Johnson, D.B., Henry Hikes to Fitchburg (different approaches to life)

        
Knowles, Sheena, Edwina the Emu (finding your "purpose" in life)

        Kushner, Lawrence and Karen, Because Nothing Looks Like God (non-anthropomorphic view of the divine)

        Matthews, Caitlin, The Blessing Seed: A Creation Myth for the New Millenium

        
Munsch, Robert, The Paper Bag Princess (materialism)

        
Muth, John, The Three Questions (looking for answers on what's important in life)

        
Muth, John, Zen Shorts (different perspectives)

        
Neasi, Barbara, Listen To Me (learning from other generations)

        
Polacco, Patricia, The Bee Tree (learning from other generations)

        Sasso, Sandy Eisenberg, For Heaven’s Sake (diverse ideas about Heaven)

        Seuss, Dr., Horton Hears a Who (meaning of life)

        
Suess, Dr., Oh, The Thinks You Can Think (looking for answers)

        Silverstein, Shel, The Missing Piece (searching for what’s missing)

        
Thaler, Mike, Owly (looking for answers)

        
Varley, Susan, Badger's Parting Gifts (the gifts we give others / death, loss, grief)

        Viorst, Judith, The Tenth Good Thing About Barney (death, loss)

        Williams, Jay, Everyone Knows What a Dragon Looks Like (having faith)

        
Williams, Margery, The Velveteen Rabbit (value of being loved)

        
Wood, Douglas, Grandad's Prayers of the Earth (prayer, death, nature)

        Wood, Douglas, Old Turtle (diverse ideas of God)

        Wood, Douglas, Old Turtle and the Broken Truth (we see only part of the truth)

        
Zolotow, Charlotte, The Hating Book (looking for answers)

        
Zolotow, Charlotte, The Storm Book (different perspectives)


The Right of Conscience and Use of the Democratic Process

        
Bradby, Marie, Momma, Where Are You From? (civil rights)

        
Brott, Ardyth, Jeremy’s Decision (standing up for what’s right)

        
Burns Knight, Margy, Who Belongs Here? (we’re all immigrants)

        
Brumbeau, Jeff, The Quiltmaker's Gift (simple living)

        
Cronin, Doreen, Click, Clack, Moo! Cows that type (cows go "on strike")

        Cronin, Doreen, Duck For President (running for political office)

        
Demi, The Empty Pot (honesty and temptation)

        DiPucchio, Kelly, Grace for President (electoral system in U.S., value of hard work and persistence)

        McCulley, Emily, The Ballot Box Battle (woman's suffrage)

        
McPhail, David, The Teddy Bear (personal sacrifice, homelessness)

        
Millman, Dan, The Secret of the Peaceful Warrior (conflict resolution)

        Quinlan, Patricia, Planting Seeds (war, peace and hope)

        
Suess, Dr., Bartholemew and the Oobleck (importance of admitting mistakes) 

        
Suess, Dr., King Louie Katz (the difference one person can make)

        
Suess, Dr., Yertle the Turtle (a plain little turtle stands up to a merciless king)

        White, Linda Arms, I Could Do That: Esther Morris Gets Women the Vote (first female judge  and first to hold political office in the U.S.)



Peace, Liberty, and Justice for All

        Agostinelli, Marie, On Wings of Love (UN declaration of rights of the child)

        
Boone-Jones, Margaret, Martin Luther King, Jr., A Picture Story

        
Bulla, Clyde Robert, The Poppy Seed (cooperating)

        
Coles, Robert, The Story of Ruby Bridges (civil rights)

        
de Paola, Tomie, The Knight and the Dragon (learning to get along)

        
DiSalvo-Ryan, Dyanne, Uncle Willie and The Soup Kitchen (social justice)

        
Hamanaka, Sheila, Peace Crane (peace)

        
Hopkinson, Deborah, Sweet Clara and the Freedom Quilt (escape from slavery)

        
Leaf, Munro, The Story of Ferdinand (peace and contentment)

        
Lobel, Ania, Potatoes, Potatoes (peace)

        
MacDonald, Margaret Read, Peace Tales

        
McPhail, David, The Teddy Bear (personal sacrifice, homelessness)

        
Millman, Dan, The Secret of the Peaceful Warrior (conflict resolution)

        
Muth, John J., The Three Questions (helping others brings inner peace)

        
Polacco, Patricia, Chicken Sunday (conflict resolution)

        
Polacco, Patricia, Pink and Say (interracial friendship during Civil War)

        
Quinlan, Patricia, Planting Seeds (war, peace and hope)

        
Suess, Dr., The Butter Battle Book (reaching stalemate)

        
Suess, Dr., Horton Hears a Who ("a person’s a person, no matter how small")

        
Suess, Dr., What Was I Scared Of? (treating others right)        

        
Suess, Dr., Yertle the Turtle (a plain little turtle stands up to a merciless king)

        
Zolotow, Charolette, The Hating Book (treating others right)

        
Zolotow, Charolette, The Quarreling Book (treating others right)



Respect for the Interdependent Web of All Existence

        
Atwood, Margaret, For The Birds (taking care of birds)

        
Baylor, Byrd, The Desert is Theirs (living in harmony with the land)

        
Baylor, Byrd, Everybody Needs a Rock (connecting with nature)

        
Baylor, Byrd, Hawk, I'm Your Brother (kinship with wild animals)       

        
Baylor, Byrd, The Way to Start a Day (connections to the Earth)
 

        
Brisson, Pat, Wanda's Roses (cleaning up vacant lot)

        Carle, Eric, The Tiny Seed (the cycle of nature)

        Cooney, Barbara, Miss Rumphius (making the world more beautiful)

        Curtis, Chara, All I See Is Part of Me (connections to nature)

        
DeMunn, Michael, Places of Power (sacred spaces in nature)

        
Ehlert, Lois, Red Leaf, Yellow Leaf (cycles of nature)

        
Ets, Marie Hall, Play With Me (kinship with wild animals)

        
Haskell-Leger, Diane, Maxine's Tree (diversity of rainforest / preserving nature)

        
Jeffers, Susan, Brother Eagle, Sister Sky ("We Belong to the Earth")

        
Kinsey-Warnock, Natalie, The Bear That Heard Crying (bear protects lost child)

        
Langstaff, John, Over In The Meadow (biodiversity, ecosystem)

        
Mc Closkey, Robert, Make Way for Ducklings (nature perservering within urban setting)

        Morris, Martha, Katherine and the Garbage Dump (ecology, recycling)

        
Rand, Gloria and Rand, Ted, Prince William (help baby seal in an oil spill)

        
Romanova, Natalie, Once There Was a Tree (biodiversity, ecosystem)

        
Rylant, Cynthia, Every Living Thing (biodiversity, ecosystem)

        
Suess, Dr., Horton Hears a Who ("a person’s a person, no matter how small")

        
Seuss, Dr., The Lorax (biodiversity, ecosystem, preserving nature)

        
Thornhill, Jan, A Tree in a Forest ("Every tree in every forest has its own special story")

        
Udry, Janice May, A Tree is Nice (ecology, preserving nature)

        
Wood, Douglas, Grandad's Prayers of the Earth (cycles of life and nature)

        
Yolen, Jane, Owl Moon (appreciating the beauty of nature)

        Zolotow, Charlotte, The Storm Book (rainbow follows thunderstorm

 

     
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