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.
Escaping into the Night

Escaping into the Night

D. Dina Friedman
Historical Fiction
For ages 12 and up
Simon and Schuster, 2006   ISBN: 978-1416902584
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I’m Still SCARED

I’m Still SCARED

Tomie dePaola
Fiction  Series
For ages 7 to 9
Penguin Putnum, 2006   ISBN: 978-0399245022
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Homefront

Homefront

Doris Gwaltney
Fiction
For ages 12 and up
Simon and Schuster, 2006   ISBN: 978-0689868429
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Eyewitness: World War II

Eyewitness: World War II

Simon James
Nonfiction  Series
For ages 10 and up
DK, 2000   ISBN: 978-0789469908
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My Secret War: The World War II Diary of Madeline Beck

My Secret War: The World War II Diary of Madeline Beck

Mary Pope Osborne
Historical Fiction  Series
For ages 12 and up
Scholastic, 2000   ISBN: 978-0590687157
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One Eye Laughing, the Other Weeping: The Diary of Julie Weiss

One Eye Laughing, the Other Weeping: The Diary of Julie Weiss

Barry Denenberg
Historical Fiction  Series
For ages 12 and up
Scholastic, 2000   ISBN: 978-0439095181
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The Cats in Krasinski Square

The Cats in Krasinski Square

Karen Hesse
Illustrator:  Wendy Watson 
Picture Book
For ages 5 and up
Scholastic Press, 2004   ISBN: 0439435404
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Willow Run

Willow Run

Patricia Reilly Giff
Historical Fiction
For ages 10 and up
Random House, 2005   ISBN: 978-0385730679
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Causes of World War II

Causes of World War II

Jim Corrigan
Nonfiction
For ages 8 to 12
OTTN Publishing, 2005   ISBN: 1595560041
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Boxes for Katje

Boxes for Katje

Candace Fleming
Illustrator:  Stacey Dressen-McQueen 
Picture Book
For ages 5 to 7
Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2003   ISBN: 978-0374309220
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My Canary Yellow Star

My Canary Yellow Star

Eva Wiseman
Historical Fiction
For ages 12 and up
Tundra, 2001   ISBN: 978-0887765339
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The Yellow Star: The Legend of King Christian X of Denmark

The Yellow Star: The Legend of King Christian X of Denmark

Carmen Agra Deedy
Illustrator:  Henri Sorensen 
Picture Book
For ages 5 to 7
Peachtree, 2000   ISBN: 978-1561452088
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Luba: The Angel of Bergen-Belsen

Luba: The Angel of Bergen-Belsen

Michelle R. McCann
Nonfiction Picture Book
For ages 8 and up
Tricycle Press, 2003   ISBN: 978-1582460987
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Four Steps to Death

Four Steps to Death

John Wilson
Historical Fiction
For ages 14 and up
Kids Can Press, 2005   ISBN: 978-1553377047
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The Feather-Bed Journey

The Feather-Bed Journey

Paula Kurzband Feder
Illustrator:  Stacey Schuett 
Picture Book
For ages 7 to 10
Albert Whitman and Co., 1995   ISBN: 978-0807523308
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