What are the best children books about World War II (1939-1945)?

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    #1Escape from Warsaw

    Escape from Warsaw
    During the Nazi occupation of Poland, there were a lot of heroic stories of resistance. This one is about three children who have been separated from their families to escape from Warsaw. 

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    George Sanders
    Written on March 6, 2018
    "I'm a sucker for World War II stories, and Escape from Warsaw is a great one for young adults. An incredibly inspiring tale, it helps shows how children react when they have to grow up and make real, terrifying decisions. There's plenty of adventure to keep you engaged but I love it most for it's deep heart and compassion, and its ability to show the truth about war."
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    #2Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl

    Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl
    Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl was written by Anne Frank, published from the diary she kept when she and her family were in hiding from the Nazis in the then German-occupied Netherlands.

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    Carl Ramos
    Written on May 16, 2018
    "Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl was written by Anne Frank, published from the diary she kept when she and her family were in hiding from the Nazis in the then German-occupied Netherlands.This is a good story "
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    #3My Father Bleeds History (Maus)

    My Father Bleeds History (Maus)

    Possibly the most original way to understand and explain the holocaust and the Nazis prosecution against the Jews. A brutal graphic novel over a real story where the jews are wide-eyed mice and the Nazis are menacing cats. 


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    Caroline Lin
    Written on April 12, 2018
    "This is a graphic novel that will pull you in. A story about a son trying to understand his father, who is a holocaust survivor. Its an interesting and emotional read."
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    #4Twenty and Ten

    Twenty and Ten

    During the occupation of France, twenty children were brought to a refuge in the mountains. One day a young teacher ask for a request: Could they take care and hide in 10 Jewish children?


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    Mercedes Correa
    Written on March 12, 2018
    "This is a great "living book" of the world war II era. It is written as a fiction book, and yet your children will learn a lot about that time period. It is engaging, suspenseful at times, and also pretty short. I'd say its best for ages 8 and up, as it is a little intense for younger children. "
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    #5Snow Treasure

    Snow Treasure

    In 1942 a group of brave schoolchildren outwitted the invading Nazis. They kept Norwegian gold out of the Nazi hands by throwing them down a mountain and help to send them to a safer place: America. 


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    Dennis Robertson
    Written on March 4, 2018
    "One of the best children books about World War II (1939-1945) would be Snow Treasure. It is about a group of brave school kids who fight the Nazis and it is sure to entertain kids of all ages. It is a great way to learn about one of the dark chapters of world history."
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    #6When My Name Was Keoko

    When My Name Was Keoko
    Korea during the Japanese occupation. Sun-Hee and her elder brother Tae-Yul study Japanese at a Japanese school. Their language and flag are forbidden and the Uncle tells them. 

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    Gabriel Mercado
    Written on March 6, 2018
    "An interesting perspective on WWII, about some Korean children during wartime. In general, however, I don't read war books unless it's for history reasons."
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    #7When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit

    When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit

    The first part of the trilogy by Judith Kerr is half autobiographical, part historical fiction. In 1933 for some people, living in Germany became very dangerous. The father of Anna, a 9-year-old girl, was one of these people. 


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    Patricia May
    Written on March 14, 2018
    "When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit is a sad but gripping novel about a little girl in the war. I found it quite interesting and would like to read more from this author."
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    #8Code Name Verity

    Code Name Verity
    It's wartime in Great Britain when one young woman on a mission to occupied France is captured by the Gestapo and became a prisoner of war. Everything from that point is written by "Verity" to her captors. 


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    Grace Gao
    Written on March 12, 2018
    "It's not my personal favourite wwii book, but it's still an excellent one filled with suspense and hard facts of the time. Verity is a delightful main character that your kids are sure to get along with just fine."
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    #9The Boy in the Striped Pajamas

    The Boy in the Striped Pajamas

    Bruno returns home after a school day in the Berlin of 1942, when he discovers that his family should move to another house close to a tall fence where he can see strange people in the distance. Bruno discovers there a desolate place where he'll make a friendship, with devastating consequences. 


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    Jane Tran
    Written on April 27, 2018
    "This is a fantastic fiction book by Irishman John Boyne about the Holocaust . Lots of nonfiction books have been written about the Holocaust, but not a lot of fiction. This one is heartbreaking, shocking and hard to put down., It's told through the eyes of an innocent 9 year old little boy . His innocence and ignorance also explains how the populous, who were aware of the death camps, were also manipulated, uninformed and complicit in the atrocities that were going on in front of their faces. Kind of like what is happening here and in the world today."
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    #10The Book Thief

    The Book Thief
    The Book Thief is a young adult novel by Markus Zusak set in Germany during the height of the Nazi regime which centers on a young girl named Liesel who is close to her foster parents, friends, and a Jewish fist fighter.

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    Moisés Valdez
    Written on May 8, 2018
    "is it wrong to thirst for knowledge and protect one's right against oppression by stealing books where distribution of such products may be illegal. The line is blur, but the true story in the book thief is the struggle for humans rights and freedom where oppression of Nazi is taking hold in the old germany"
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    #11Number the Stars

    Number the Stars
    Number the Stars by Lois Lowry follows the journey of a Jewish family escaping from Copenhagen during the ruthless days of World War II. This novel also shows the strong power of friendship and how solid bonds can move people.

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    Coco Jin
    Written on April 17, 2018
    "This book would be a perfect one for 5 - 7 grade children learning about WWII. The description on Amazon tells the premise of the story without giving away any necessary details. It is a short read, about 160 pages, which is a good length. History can be boring and this story needs to be told and this author tells it in such a way that you want to keep reading it to the very end. This book was a good choice. I would definitely purchase this book from Amazon if I had kids that age."


Best What are the best children books about World War II (1939-1945)
1Escape from WarsawBooks 0 Paid
2Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young GirlBooks 0 Paid
3My Father Bleeds History (Maus)Books 0 Paid
4Twenty and TenBooks 0 Paid
5Snow TreasureBooks 0 Paid
6When My Name Was KeokoBooks 0 Paid
7When Hitler Stole Pink RabbitBooks 0 Paid
8Code Name VerityBooks 0 Paid
9The Boy in the Striped PajamasBooks 0 Paid
10The Book ThiefBooks 0 Paid

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