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WWII Books for Kids

World War II Books for Children and Teens

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The Art of Keeping Cool by Janet Taylor Lisle

On the Wings of Heroes by Richard Peck

Don't You Know There's a War On? by Avi

Summer of the War by Gloria Whelan

PEARL HARBOR STORIES

Under the Blood Red Sun by Graham Salisbury

A Boy No More by Harry Mazer

JAPANESE INTERMENT CAMP STORIES

Farewell to Manzanar by Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston and James D. Houston

Weedflower by Cynthia Kadohata

Journey to Topaz by Yoshiko Uchida

Thin Wood Walls by David Patneaude

JAPANESE-AMERICAN STORIES NOT IN CAMPS

Eyes of the Emperor (teen) by Graham Salisbury

My Friend the Enemy by J. B. Cheaney

THE WAR IN THE PACIFIC AND ASIA

Year of Impossible Goodbyes by Sook Ngui Choi

When My Name Was Keoko by Linda Sue Park

Elephant Run by Roland Smith

THE WAR IN EUROPE

I Am David by Anne Holm

The Book Thief (teen) by Markus Zusak

The Great Escape (teen) by Paul Brickhill

Code Name Verity (teen) by Elizabeth Wein

Rose Under Fire (teen) by Elizabeth Wein

The Boy Who Dared by Susan Campbell Bartoletti

Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys

THE HOLOCAUST

Number the Stars by Lois Lowry

Milkweed by Jerry Spinelli

Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank

The Hiding Place (teen) Corrie ten Boom

Maus: A Survivors Tale Parts I & II (graphic novel for teens) by Art Spiegelman

NONFICTION/TRUE STORIES

Teens at War (Ten True Tales) by Allan Zuller

True Stories of The Second World War by Paul Dowswell

Pearl Harbor Child: A Child's View of Pearl Harbor from Attack to Peace by Dorinda Makanaonalani Nicholson