Historical Fiction: World War II

Recommended books for children on World War II.

Keep Smiling Through
Artist/Author/Cast:
Rinaldi, Ann
Call Number:
JF Rinaldi
Description:

A ten-year-old during World War II learns the lesson that doing what's right is not always an easy thing.

Lily`s Crossing
Artist/Author/Cast:
Giff, Patricia Reilly
Call Number:
JF Giff
Description:

When Lily's father is drafted to fight in World War II, she must stay with her grouchy grandmother.

Love You, Soldier
Artist/Author/Cast:
Hest, Amy
Call Number:
JF Hest
Description:

Time passes as Katie waits for her father to come home from the war.

Number the Stars
Artist/Author/Cast:
Lowry, Lois
Call Number:
JF Lowry
Description:

During the German occupation of Denmark, Annemarie learns to be brave and courageous while helping to shelter her Jewish friends.

On the Wings of Heroes
Artist/Author/Cast:
Peck, Richard
Call Number:
JF Peck
Description:

World War II has changed everyone's lives, but Davy still has two heroes: his dad and his brother.

Pearl Harbor is Burning!
Artist/Author/Cast:
Kudlinski, Kathleen V.; Himler, Ronald (Illustrator)
Call Number:
JF Kudlinski
Description:

When the Japanese bomb Pearl Harbor, questions of trust and loyalty are raised in Frank's growing friendship with Kenji.

Snow Treasure
Artist/Author/Cast:
McSwigan, Marie
Call Number:
JF McSwigan
Description:

A true story about a group of Norwegian children who smuggle nine million dollars in gold past Nazi sentries.

Spying on Miss Muller
Artist/Author/Cast:
Bunting, Eve
Call Number:
JF Bunting
Description:

Jessie has suspicions about a teacher whose father was German.

Stepping on the Cracks
Artist/Author/Cast:
Hahn, Mary Downing
Call Number:
JF Hahn
Description:

Margaret gets a new view of the school bully when she finds him hiding his brother, an army deserter.

Taking Wing
Artist/Author/Cast:
Graff, Nancy Price
Call Number:
JF Graff
Description:

With his father in the Army Air Corps and his mother diagnosed with tuberculosis, Gus visits his grandparents in Vermont.

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