World War II

From 1939 until 1945 many countries around the world were war battlegrounds. Those that were not directly involved sent soldiers and supplies to the war zones. Battles were fought across Europe, in North Africa, in Asia, and across the Pacific. Those who did not go to fight worried about the fate of those who did, and they worked hard to do their part for "the war effort." Life for many changed radically, and for some, the memories of this extraordinary war still has an impact today. World War II was greatly affected by what took place during World War I.
The Last Cherry Blossom

The Last Cherry Blossom

Kathleen Burkinshaw
Historical Fiction
For ages 9 to 12
Sky Pony Press, 2016   ISBN: 978-1634506939
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Kingdom by the Sea

Kingdom by the Sea

Robert Westall
Fiction
For ages 12 and up
HarperCollins Children's Books (UK), 2009   ISBN: 978-0007301416
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Making Bombs for Hitler

Making Bombs for Hitler

Marsha Forchuk Skrypuch
Historical Fiction
For ages 10 to 12
Scholastic Press, 2017   ISBN: 978-0545931915
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You Can Fly: The Tuskegee Airmen

You Can Fly: The Tuskegee Airmen

Carole Boston Weatherford
Illustrator:  Jeffery Boston Weatherford 
Poetry
For ages 9 to 12
Simon and Schuster, 2016   ISBN: 978-1481449380
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Code Talker: A Novel About the Navajo Marines of World War Two

Code Talker: A Novel About the Navajo Marines of World War Two

Joseph Bruchac
Fiction
For ages 12 and up
Speak, 2006   ISBN: 978-0142405963
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Hedy Lamarr and a Secret Communication System

Hedy Lamarr and a Secret Communication System

Trina Robbins
Illustrator:  Cynthia Martin , Anne Timmons 
Nonfiction graphic novel  Series
For ages 8 to 10
Capstone Press, 2006   ISBN: 978-0736896412
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Henderson's Boys: The Escape

Henderson's Boys: The Escape

Robert Muchamore
Historical Fiction  Series
For ages 12 and up
Hodder Children's Books, 2009   ISBN: 978-0340956489
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The year of goodbyes

The year of goodbyes

Debbie Levy
Poetry
For ages 10 and up
Hyperion, 2010   ISBN: 978-1423129011
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The Greatest Skating Race: A World War II Story from the Netherlands

The Greatest Skating Race: A World War II Story from the Netherlands

Louise Borden
Illustrator:  Niki Daly 
Historical Fiction Picture Book
For ages 7 to 9
Simon and Schuster, 2004   ISBN: 978-0689845024
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A Boy at War

A Boy at War

Harry Mazer
Historical Fiction  Series
For ages 9 to 12
Simon and Schuster, 2002   ISBN: 978-0689841606
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When the Sergeant Came Marching Home

When the Sergeant Came Marching Home

Don Lemna
Fiction
For ages 9 to 12
Holiday House, 2008   ISBN: 978-0823420834
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Dear Papa

Dear Papa

Anne Ylvisaker
Historical Fiction
For ages 9 to 12
Candlewick Press, 2007   ISBN: 978-0763634025
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The Mysterious Edge of the Heroic World

The Mysterious Edge of the Heroic World

E.L. Konigsburg
Fiction
For ages 12 and up
Simon and Schuster, 2009   ISBN: 978-1416953531
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Why Did the Whole World Go to War?: And Other Questions About... World War II

Why Did the Whole World Go to War?: And Other Questions About... World War II

Martin W. Sandler
Illustrator:  Robert Barrett 
Nonfiction Picture Book
For ages 7 to 9
Sterling Children's Books, 2013   ISBN: 978-1402790447
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Hitler's Canary

Hitler's Canary

Sandi Toksvig
Illustrator:  Sandy Nightingale 
Historical Fiction
For ages 10 and up
Roaring Brook Press, 2007   ISBN: 978-1596432475
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