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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)...


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 24, 2014)

The next work of historical fiction from the author of The Boy in the Striped Pajamas, John Boyne's Stay Where You Are and Then Leave is a touching look at the effects war has on a family.

The day the First...


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 Marconi...


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 15, 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...


I Pledge Allegiance

by Chris Lynch & Joe Hempel Blackstone Publishing (September 08, 2020)

Four best friends. Four ways to serve their country.

Morris, Rudi, Ivan, and Beck are best friends for life. So when one of the teens is drafted into the Vietnam War, the others sign up, too. Although they each...


Resist

by Alan Gratz & Vaneh Assadourian Scholastic Inc. Audio (September 01, 2020)

"In Allies, Alan Gratz's thrilling novel of D-Day, we met Samira, a young girl who is part of the underground French resistance during World War II. Samira cracks codes and trades secrets in order to sabotage...


The Girl From Over There

by Sharon Rechter & Karla Gerard Sky Pony (August 25, 2020)

In the aftermath of the Holocaust and World War II, a young Jewish immigrant struggles to fit into her new home as she combats bullying and jealousy from the other children

Israel—A group of young school girls...


Survival Tails: World War II

by Katrina Charman Little, Brown Books for Young Readers (October 14, 2019)

A brave messenger pigeon enlists a group of heroic zoo animals to help him complete his mission in this thrilling, informative read, perfect for fans of the Ranger in Time and I Survived series

World War II is...


Under the Persimmon Tree

by Suzanne Fisher Staples Farrar, Straus and Giroux (Byr) (March 31, 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 02, 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...


Words on Fire

by Jennifer A. Nielsen & Kathleen McInerney Scholastic Inc. Audio (November 15, 2019)

New York Times bestselling author Jennifer A. Nielsen transports readers to a corner of history with this inspiring story of a girl who discovers the strength of her people united in resisting oppression. Danger...


The Girl Is Murder

Girl is Murder #1

by Kathryn Miller Haines Roaring Brook Press (July 18, 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...


Conspiracy

by Andy Marino & Mark Turetsky Scholastic Inc. Audio (April 21, 2020)

Based on the real-life scheme to take down one of history's greatest monsters, this heart-pounding trilogy puts two courageous kids at the center of the plot to kill Adolf Hitler.Berlin, November 1943. With...


Execution

by Andy Marino & Mark Turetsky Scholastic Inc. Audio (May 05, 2020)

Summer 1944. Max, Gerta, and their parents have abandoned their home and relocated to a safehouse in a different Berlin neighborhood. The Hoffmanns share the tight quarters with the daughter of a captured Becker...


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 18, 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 26, 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...


Escape

by Andy Marino & Mark Turetsky Scholastic Inc. Audio (June 02, 2020)

The plot has been enacted, but there's been a problem. Now dire consequences await the wouldbe assassins.


90 Miles to Havana

by Enrique Flores-Galbis Roaring Brook Press (August 02, 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 05, 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...


Winnie's Great War

by Lindsay Mattick, Josh Greenhut & Sophie Blackall Little, Brown Books for Young Readers (September 17, 2018)

From the creative team behind the bestselling, Caldecott Medal--winning Finding Winnie comes an extraordinary wartime adventure seen through the eyes of the world's most beloved bear.

Here is a heartwarming...


Coming Home

by Greg Ruth Feiwel & Friends (November 03, 2014)

Every day, soldiers leave their families to protect others.

We love them. We miss them when they're gone.

And we want them all to come home. They are our heroes.


Great Escapes #3: Civil War Breakout

by W. N. Brown & Adam Verner HarperCollins (July 07, 2020)

Are you ready for some of the most exciting, death-defying escape stories ever told? The third installment in the unputdownable Great Escapes series is here--perfect for fans of the I Survived series!

Civil War,...


Great Escapes #1: Nazi Prison Camp Escape

by Michael Burgan & Josh Horowitz HarperCollins (April 28, 2020)

Are you ready for some of the most exciting, death-defying escape stories ever told? Perfect for fans of the I Survived series, the first installment in a brand-new, edge-of-your-seat series based on real events!...


The Snow Goose

by Paul Gallico & Ralph Cosham Blackstone Publishing (January 02, 2014)

On the desolate Essex marshes, a young girl named Fritha arrives at a remote lighthouse seeking help from its lonely inhabitant: PhilipRhayader, a crippled artist who has established a bird sanctuary on his...


Iron Thunder

by Avi & Tyler Greenlaw Blackstone Publishing (October 01, 2010)

Afterhis father is killed fighting for the Union, thirteen-year-old Tom Carrolltakes a job at a Brooklyn ironworks to support his family. He quickly learnsthat they are building an ironclad "unsinkable" ship...


With Every Drop of Blood

by James Lincoln Collier, Christopher Collier & Alston Brown Blackstone Publishing (December 01, 2012)

A vivid portrayal of the Civil War. Johnny, fourteen, convinces his mother to let him join a wagon train carrying food to Confederate soldiers. He has been brought up to believe that all blacks are stupid; thus,...


War Comes to Willy Freeman

by James Lincoln Collier, Christopher Collier & Sean Crisden Blackstone Publishing (January 01, 2013)

Willy Freeman's life changes forever when she witnesses her father's death at the hands of the Redcoats and returns home to find that the British have taken her mother as a prisoner to New York City. Willy,...


Bull Run

by Paul Fleischman & various narrators Blackstone Publishing (October 01, 2011)

Sixteen voices--not the heroes, not those who would become eulogized in history books and synonymous with the glory of war. No, these are the voices of the common soldiers and their leaders, their families,...


To Herat and Cabul

by G. A. Henty & Stuart Langton Blackstone Publishing (January 01, 2006)

When sixteen-year-old Angus Campbell finds himself orphaned and his life at risk, he leaves Tabriz and makes his way to Teheran to seek employment with the British ambassador there. His knowledge of Persian,...


The Jeffersonian Republicans

My Brother Sam Is Dead

by James Lincoln Collier, Christopher Collier & John C. Brown Blackstone Publishing (October 01, 2011)

The classic story of one family torn apart by the Revolutionary War

All his life, Tim Meeker has looked up to his brother. Sam is smart and brave, and is now a part of the American Revolution. Not everyone in...


Winnie's Great War

by Lindsay Mattick, Josh Greenhut, Sophie Blackall & Kathleen McInerney Little, Brown Young Readers (September 18, 2018)

From the creative team behind the bestselling, Caldecott Medal--winning Finding Winnie comes an extraordinary wartime adventure seen through the eyes of the world's most beloved bear.

Here is a heartwarming...


Grenade

by Alan Gratz & Todd Haberkorn Scholastic Inc. Audio (August 01, 2019)

Here it is! The hugely anticipated follow-up to Gratz's NYT bestselling, critically acclaimed phenomenon REFUGEE. This is another searing and heart-pounding look at kids making their way through war. It's 1944...


Duke

by Kirby Larson & Jonah Von Spreecken Scholastic Inc. Audio (August 01, 2019)

A poignant World War II story about a boy and his dog and his dad, and the many meanings of bravery, from Newbery Honor author Kirby Larson. With World War II raging and his father fighting overseas in Europe,...


Dash

by Kirby Larson & Kathy Hsieh Scholastic Inc. Audio (August 01, 2019)

New from Newbery Honor author Kirby Larson, the moving story of a Japanese American girl who is separated from her dog upon being sent to an incarceration camp during WWII. Although Mitsi Kashino and her family...


Shooting at the Stars

by John Hendrix Abrams Books for Young Readers (October 06, 2014)

Shooting at the Stars is the moving story of a young British soldier on the front lines during World War I who experiences an unforgettable Christmas Eve. In a letter home to his mother, he describes how, despite...


Village of Scoundrels

by Margi Preus Amulet Books (February 24, 2020)

Newbery Honor recipient Margi Preus tells the incredible true story of a group of French teenagers who helped save refugees in WWII

Based on the true story of the French villagers in WWII who saved thousands...


Soldier Dogs #7: Shipwreck on the High Seas

by Marcus Sutter & Andie Tong HarperFestival (August 04, 2020)

A World War II merchant marine ship is attacked by Nazi submarines in the seventh book in this action-packed middle grade series! Perfect for fans of the Hero and Scout books.

A year after Pearl Harbor, cabin...


Under the Broken Sky

by Mariko Nagai Henry Holt and Co. (Byr) (October 14, 2019)

"Necessary for all of humankind, Under the Broken Sky is a breathtaking work of literature."?Booklist, starred review

A beautifully told middle-grade novel-in-verse about a Japanese orphan?s experience in occupied...


Young Wild West WIth the Cavalry  or The Fight at Bear Pass

by An Old Scout Wildside Press (November 30, 2018)

Young Wild West, the well-known boy hero, who was commonly called the Champion Deadshot of the West, continues his adventures in "Young Wild West With the Cavalry." This is the lead novel from the Wild West...


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...


Survival Tails: World War II

by Katrina Charman Little, Brown Books for Young Readers (August 13, 2019)

A brave messenger pigeon enlists a group of heroic zoo animals to help him complete his mission in this thrilling, informative read, perfect for fans of the Ranger in Time and I Survived series

World War II is...