By Angela Kiverstein, April 23, 2009
A Muslim child and a Jewish child embrace, against a background of a large heart and a dove with olive branch, at the start of Let There Be Peace, by Jeremy Brooks (Frances Lincoln, £11.99). This collection of gentle, not-too-sentimental prayers ranges from ancient Chinese and Native American traditions, through the concentration camps to Bosnia and Northern Ireland. Bright, child-friendly illustrations by Jude Daly give the book a sunny, positive mood. Good for assemblies or home reading. Ages five to 11.