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Incommunicado

by Randall Platt Sky Pony (November 04, 2014)

Just about everyone is incommunicado in the small, sleepy Oregon coastal town of Sea Park during winter. Until Pearl Harbor, that is, when it springs to patriotic life. But is Ruby Opal Pearl (a.k.a. Jewels)...


The Grasshopper's Run

by Siddhartha Sarma Bloomsbury Publishing (May 03, 2011)

Just as the invasion begins, an ambitious and vicious Japanese officer orders the massacre of a village of the Ao Naga tribe. Among those killed is Uti, grandson of the eldest Ao chief.

Gojen is his best friend,...


Poppy

by Mary Hooper Bloomsbury Publishing (May 08, 2014)

Poppy is young, beautiful and clever Â? and working as a parlourmaid in the de Vere family's country house. Society, it seems, has already carved out her destiny.

But Poppy's life is about to be thrown dramatically...


Red Shadow

by Paul Dowswell Bloomsbury Publishing (May 08, 2014)

Russia, 1940. Fifteen-year-old Misha's life is about to transform when his father is offered a job in Stalin's inner circle. They move into a luxurious apartment in the Kremlin, but doubts about the glorious...


The Ghost of the Trenches and other stories

by Helen Watts & Taffy Thomas Bloomsbury Publishing (April 24, 2014)

As the Great War raged, and in its aftermath, people created hundreds of legends and stories round it, to speak of the sadness, the heroism, the deaths. Author Helen Watts and storyteller Taffy Thomas bring...


War Games

by James Riordan Bloomsbury Publishing (September 12, 2013)

It's Christmas Eve, 1914, and there's a war on. British and German

soldiers sit in the muddy trenches either side of No Man's Land, as

deadly enemies. Suddenly, a strange sound fills the air. A German voice

is...


The War Game

by Terry Deary Bloomsbury Publishing (August 01, 2013)

Stories of the First World War from the bestselling Terry Deary, author of the hugely successful Horrible Histories. Flanders, 1914. The German and British soldiers in the trenches make an unofficial Christmas...


The Pigeon Spy

by Terry Deary Bloomsbury Publishing (September 12, 2013)

Stories of the First World War from the bestselling Terry Deary, author of the hugely successful Horrible Histories. Flanders 1918. The extraordinary true story of a pigeon who saved nearly 200 lives. A troop...


My Brother's Keeper

by Tony Bradman & Tom Bradman Bloomsbury Publishing (April 24, 2014)

A novel of the First World War. Alfie signs up for the army aged just 15, carried away by patriotic fervour at the start of the Great War. But life in the trenches is very far from his dreams of glory. It's...


World War 1 Tales: The Bomber Balloon

by Terry Deary Bloomsbury Publishing (September 12, 2013)

Stories of the First World War from the bestselling Terry Deary, author of the hugely successful Horrible Histories. November 1916 - the war on the Home Front.

Millie is being told off for breaching the blackout...


The Last Flight

by Terry Deary Bloomsbury Publishing (August 01, 2013)

Stories of the First World War from the bestselling Terry Deary, author of the hugely successful Horrible Histories. France 1917 - the war in the air. An air observer is shot down behind enemy lines and meets...


Tree Girl

by Ben Mikaelsen HarperCollins (March 29, 2011)

They call Gabriela Tree Girl. Gabi climbs trees to be within reach of the eagles and watch the sun rise into an empty sky. She is at home among the outstretched branches of the Guatemalan forests.

Then one...


So Far from the Bamboo Grove

by Yoko Kawashima Watkins HarperCollins (June 24, 2014)

In the final days of World War II, Koreans were determined to take back control of their country from the Japanese and end the suffering caused by the Japanese occupation. As an eleven-year-old girl living with...


Stay Where You Are And Then Leave

by John Boyne & Oliver Jeffers Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) (March 25, 2014)

The day the First World War broke out, Alfie Summerfield's father promised he wouldn't go away to fight—but he broke that promise the following day. Four years later, Alfie doesn't know where his father might...


I Lived on Butterfly Hill

by Marjorie Agosin & Lee White Atheneum Books for Young Readers (March 04, 2014)

An eleven-year-old’s world is upended by political turmoil in this “lyrically ambitious tale of exile and reunification” (Kirkus Reviews) from an award-winning poet, based on true events in Chile.

Celeste...


Sekret, Chapters 1-5

by Lindsay Smith Roaring Brook Press (February 18, 2014)

Download the first five chapters of SEKRET by Lindsay Smith.

An empty mind is a safe mind.

Yulia's father always taught her to hide her thoughts and control her emotions to survive the harsh realities of Soviet...


With Lee in Virginia

by G. A. Henty Dover Publications (April 12, 2012)

The Civil War is seen through the eyes of a spirited Southern teenager who staunchly supports the rights of slaves but joins Lee's cavalry and fights for the Confederacy. 15 black-and-white illustrations.


Shooting the Moon

by Frances O'Roark Dowell Atheneum Books for Young Readers (October 27, 2009)

JAMIE THINKS HER FATHER CAN DO ANYTHING....

UNTIL THE ONE TIME HE CAN DO NOTHING.

When twelve-year-old Jamie Dexter's brother joins the Army and is sent to Vietnam, Jamie is plum thrilled. She can't wait to...


Kid Soldier

by Jennifer Maruno Dundurn (August 12, 2013)

Fatherless fifteen-year-old Richard is befriended by a former military man in St. Catharines, Ontario. After attending army summer training camp in 1939, he joins the army at the start of the Second World War,...


Beautiful Goodbye

by Nancy Runstedler Dundurn (July 08, 2013)

Maggie, Gillian, and Cole figure nothing could possibly go wrong when they test out the old Ouija board they find in the attic, but are shocked to discover themselves on a whirlwind journey they may never return...


A Troubled Peace

by L. M. Elliott Katherine Tegen Books (August 25, 2009)

March 1945

World War II may be ending, but for nineteen-year-old pilot Henry Forester the conflict still rages. Shot down behind enemy lines in France, Henry endured a dangerous trek to freedom, relying on the...


Soldier Dog

by Sam Angus Feiwel & Friends (April 16, 2013)

With his older brother gone to fight in the Great War, and his father prone to sudden rages, 14-year-old Stanley devotes himself to taking care of the family's greyhound and puppies. Until the morning Stanley...


Under the Persimmon Tree

by Suzanne Fisher Staples Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) (April 01, 2008)

Intertwined portraits of courage and hope in Afghanistan and Pakistan

Najmah, a young Afghan girl whose name means "star," suddenly finds herself alone when her father and older brother are conscripted by the...


The Girl Is Trouble

Girl is Murder #2

by Kathryn Miller Haines Roaring Brook Press (July 03, 2012)

Iris Anderson and her father have finally come to an understanding. Iris is allowed to help out at her Pop's detective agency as long as she follows his rules and learns from his technique. But when Iris uncovers...


The Girl Is Murder

Girl is Murder #1

by Kathryn Miller Haines Roaring Brook Press (July 19, 2011)

Iris Anderson is only 15, but she's quickly mastering the art of deception in this YA novel for fans of Veronica Mars.

It's the Fall of 1942 and Iris's world is rapidly changing. Her Pop is back from the war...


When Zachary Beaver Came to Town

National Book Award for Young People's Literature 1999

by Kimberly Willis Holt Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) (July 19, 2011)

National Book Award Winner

The red words painted on the trailer caused quite a buzz around town and before an hour was up, half of Antler was standing in line with two dollars clutched in hand to see the fattest...


My Brother's Shadow

by Monika Schroder Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) (September 27, 2011)

As World War I draws to a close in 1918, German citizens are starving and suffering under a repressive regime. Sixteen-year-old Moritz is torn. His father died in the war and his older brother still risks his...


90 Miles to Havana

by Enrique Flores-Galbis Roaring Brook Press (August 03, 2010)

When Julian's parents make the heartbreaking decision to send him and his two brothers away from Cuba to Miami via the Pedro Pan operation, the boys are thrust into a new world where bullies run rampant and...


Hitler's Canary

by Sandi Toksvig Roaring Brook Press (March 06, 2007)

"My brother stood up so quickly he almost knocked Mama over. 'Why aren't you doing something? Do you know what the British are calling us? Hitler's canary! I've heard it on the radio, on the BBC. They say he...


Different Days

by Vicki Berger Erwin Sky Pony (October 17, 2017)

Twelve-year-old Rosie is fiercely proud to be an American, and has a happy life with her family in their comfortable home in sunny Honolulu, Hawaii.

Then, on the morning of December 7, 1941, Pearl Harbor is bombed...


The Last Cherry Blossom

by Kathleen Burkinshaw Sky Pony (August 02, 2016)

Following the seventieth anniversary of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima, this is a new, very personal story to join Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes.

Yuriko was happy growing up in Hiroshima when it was just...


A Secret Diary of the First World War

by Gill Arbuthnott & Darren Gate Kelpies (September 20, 2018)

What was the First World War really like? Step into the boots of 14-year-old James Marchbank and experience the most important, incredible, peculiar, poignant, remarkable and revolting bits of World War 1.

Inspired...


The Liberty Boys of '76: The Liberty Boys' Gunpowder Plot

by Harry Moore Wildside Press (March 22, 2018)

The Liberty Boys of '76 was a weekly magazine containing stories of the American Revolution. The stories were based on actual facts and give a faithful account of the exciting adventures of a brave band of American...


A Boy at War

by Harry Mazer Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers (June 26, 2012)

They rowed hard, away from the battleships and the bombs. Water sprayed over them. The rowboat pitched one way and then the other. Then, before his eyes, the Arizona lifted up out of the water. That enormous...


A Penny for a Hundred

by Ethel Pochocki & Mary Beth Owens Down East Books (December 20, 2014)

A Penny for a Hundred is beloved children's book author Ethel Pockocki's timeless tale of culture shock in rural Maine during the Second World War. It is 1944 and nine-year-old Clare will finally be able to...


The Unofficial Christmas Truce of 1914 - History of the World | Children's Military Books

by Baby Professor Baby Professor (June 15, 2017)

The spirit of Christmas was strong between the soldiers fighting in 1914. They voluntarily stopped fighting to celebrate Christmas. They shared a good laugh and a cigarette or two, too! How we wish that agreement...


How WWI Changed Modern Warfare - History War Books | Children's Military Books

by Baby Professor Baby Professor (June 15, 2017)

Did you know that apart from lessons on ethics and morals, the World War 1 also gives valuable contributions to the progress of military science? Open this book to learn How WWI Changed Modern Warfare. Take...


World War I, President Wilson and His Fourteen Points - History 5th Grade | Children's Military Books

by Baby Professor Baby Professor (June 15, 2017)

This is a huge history book for fifth graders because of the topics discussed here. What is was the relationship between President Wilson, his fourteen points and World War I? Learning about some of the most...


Name Upon Name

by Sheena Wilkinson Little Island Books (August 27, 2015)

Belfast in 1916. Fourteen-year-old Helen is shaped by her mixed background – rural, Catholic Irish values from mum Kathleen; urban, Protestant Ulster ones from dad James. Her parents are relaxed in their politics...


Blood Moon Rider

by Zack C. Waters Pineapple Press (September 20, 2012)

Accelerated Reader Quiz #109073. Level 6.6

"I tried to block the legend of the blood moon—that it signaled the death of someone close to you—from my mind."

Harley Wallace has suffered through an incredible...


Escape from Aleppo

by N. H. Senzai Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books (January 02, 2018)

An Indie Next List Pick

“Filled with kindness and hope, but also with the harsh realities of the horrors of war, this heartbreaking book is a necessary reminder of what many people live through every day.”...


Wulf the Saxon

by G. A. Henty Dancing Unicorn Books (July 12, 2017)

This is the story of a young boy who is a page for the Earl, King Harold of England. Wulf is entrusted by Harold to run errands, and he fights in quite a few famous battles, including the Battle of Stamford...


That Burning Summer

by Lydia Syson Sky Pony (January 31, 2017)

It’s July 1940 on the south coast of England. A plane crash-lands in the marsh, and sixteen-year-old Peggy finds its broken pilot—a young Polish airman named Henryk. Afraid and unwilling to return to the...


Under Drake’s Flag

by G. A. Henty Dancing Unicorn Books (June 05, 2017)

A story of the days when England and Spain struggled for the supremacy of the sea. An exciting account of life on the high seas as seen through the eyes of young Ned Hearne. The brave 16th-century teen sails...


Major Battles in World History | Children's Military & War History Books

by Baby Professor Baby Professor (February 15, 2017)

Battles happen because of a clash in opinions, beliefs and political interests. Let's take a look at some of the most unforgettable battles in world history. Parents, since this is a hard topic to discuss, be...


Amazing Armies | Children's Military & War History Books

by Baby Professor Baby Professor (February 15, 2017)

Knowledge is power. This history book will surely keep your kids informed about the momentous lives of our heroes as they fought through their freedom and principles. This Amazing Armies book will educate your...


Soldier's Armor | Children's Military & War History Books

by Baby Professor Baby Professor (February 15, 2017)

Did you know that a soldier’s armor has historic lessons to tell, too? Armors come in different shapes, sizes and colors. They reflect the nation and king being served. In this History book, your child will...


Revolutionary Weapons | Children's Military & War History Books

by Baby Professor Baby Professor (February 15, 2017)

War is never a happy subject. It has happened and it has resulted to deaths and anguish regardless of the country. But war is an essential topic because through it, you can understand how countries are shaped...


History's Greatest Commanders | Children's Military & War History Books

by Baby Professor Baby Professor (February 15, 2017)

Let's meet and greet some of history's greatest war commanders! Although war is never a light subject to tackle, you still want your child to read about it to learn about strategies and techniques that saved...


Building an Army | Children's Military & War History Books

by Baby Professor Baby Professor (February 15, 2017)

There isn't anything good about war except for the lessons that can be learned from each of them. Every war in the history happened for a reason or a lot of reasons and that’s exactly why they need to be discussed....