What are the best war time picture books?

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    #1Pink and Say

    Pink and Say

    Pink and Say by Patricia Polacco is a fiction children's literature originally published in 1994. This novel was written and illustrated by Polacco and was released by Philomel Books. It follows the story of two American Civil war soldiers.

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    Sean Hopkins
    Written on May 4, 2018
    "I assumed the topic implied non fiction, and it might, but one should not overlook this excellent work by Patricia Polacco. Intended for children, adults will appreciate it as well. It will leave a lasting impression on kids and is an excellent work, even if it isn't along the lines one would expect on this topic. High marks anyway."
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    #2The Grand Mosque of Paris: A Story of How Muslims Rescued Jews During the Holocaust

    The Grand Mosque of Paris: A Story of How Muslims Rescued Jews During the Holocaust

    The Grand Mosque of Paris: A Story of How Muslims Saved Jews During the Holocaust is a picture book by Karen Gray Ruelle and Deborah Durland DeSaix. It was first published in 2009 by Holiday House under ISBN 0823421597.

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    Carl George
    Written on May 2, 2018
    "Beautiful Picture book about how the Iman and Rector of the Grand Mosque of Paris were able to save Jews of North African descent by having them pose as Muslims and live in the mosque during WWII. Some other Jews who did not look North African were quickly sent through the underground to safer ground. Wonderful book and very moving."
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    #3How I Learned Geography

    How I Learned Geography

    How I Learned Geography by Uri Shulevitz is a mix of science and geography book for young adult. It tells the story of a boy and his family who hand-in-hand experience poverty and find happiness through a map hung on their wall.

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    Gabriel Mercado
    Written on May 7, 2018
    "This book is a great stand alone product for teaching a child geography but it isn't really a good example of a war time picture book. I would suggest something else for the above topic but as far as the book is concerned it is a great title to teach and learn from all around."
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    #4Rose Blanche

    Rose Blanche

    Rose Blanche is a picture book by Roberto Innocenti and Christophe Gallaz. It was translated by Martha Coventry and Richard Graglia. The book was first published in 1985 by Creative Editions under ISBN 1568461895.

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    Gregory Stephens
    Written on May 9, 2018
    "This is a good book for older elementary students when you first start discussing the world wars. My kid was curious when it was mentioned in 5th grade without much detail. Although sad, this illustrated book gives a good sense of the despair during WWII without being graphic."
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    #5Brothers in Hope: The Story of the Lost Boys of Sudan

    Brothers in Hope: The Story of the Lost Boys of Sudan

    Brothers in Hope: The Story of the Lost Boys of Sudan is a picture book by Mary Williams and illustrated by R. Gregory Christie. The book was first published in 2005 by Lee & Low Books under ISBN 1584302321.

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    #6Alia's Mission: Saving the Books of Iraq

    Alia's Mission: Saving the Books of Iraq

    Alia's Mission: Saving the Books of Iraq is a picture book by Mark Alan Stamaty. The book was first published in 2004 by Knopf Books for Young Readers under ISBN 0375832173.

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    Rebecca Silva
    Written on May 6, 2018
    "Interesting young readers book about saving the books from a large library in Iraq before the war destroys them all. It's a good perspective of wartime to learn, especially as a child - all the things, including life, that is taken from a country when war is upon it. "
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    #7Crossing Bok Chitto

    Crossing Bok Chitto

    Crossing Bok Chitto is a picture book by Tim Tingle and illustrated by Jeanne Rorex Bridges. The book was first published in 2006 by Cinco Puntos Press. It won the 1998 American Indian Youth Literature Award for Best Picture Book.

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    Anthony Gibson
    Written on May 7, 2018
    "I enjoy looking at photographs taken during wartime, and a forum I belong to about this subject, had many members who recommended 'Crossing Bok Chitto' by Tim Tingle. I loved it, and it affected me very strongly, but I don't recommend it for anyone easily disturbed."
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    #8Gaijin: American Prisoner of War

    Gaijin: American Prisoner of War
    Gaijin: American Prisoner of War is a picture book by Matt Faulkner. The book was first published in 2014 by Disney-Hyperion under ISBN 1423137353. It won the 2014 Asian/Pacific American Award for Literature for Children.
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    Janice Beck
    Written on April 29, 2018
    "I needed a variety of stories about World War II, and this book has a unique story to tell about life Stateside. It's not just a story - but a heartfelt tale that can teach children a lot of things about life. "
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    #9Hiroshima No Pika

    Hiroshima No Pika
    Hiroshima No Pika is a picture book by Toshi Maruki. The book was first published in 1981 by HarperCollins under ISBN 0688012973. It won the 1983 Batchelder Award and the 1983 Jane Addams Children's Book Award.
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    Eugene Simmons
    Written on May 4, 2018
    "I'm not usually a fan of picture books since I prefer reading about an event rather than just seeing a single frame of that event but this book does a wonderful job. The pictures are very well thought out and it does a great job of beautifully showing something that is quite disturbing to see. If you're interesting in this genre even a little bit this will be a fun book for you."
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    #10Mercedes and the Chocolate Pilot

    Mercedes and the Chocolate Pilot

    Mercedes and the Chocolate Pilot is a picture book by Margot Theis Raven and illustrated by Gijsbert van Frankenhuyzen. The book was first published in 2002 by Sleeping Bear Press under ISBN 1585360694.

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    Chen Xie
    Written on May 6, 2018
    "A True Story of the Berlin Airlift and the Candy that Dropped from the Sky. Life was grim in 1948 West Berlin, Germany. Josef Stalin blockaded all ground routes coming in and out of Berlin to cut off West Berliners from all food and essential supplies. Without outside help, over 2.2 million people would die. Thus began the Berlin Airlift, a humanitarian rescue mission that utilized British and American airplanes and pilots to fly in needed supplies. As one of the American pilots participating in the Airlift mission, Lt. Gail S. Halvorsen helped to provide not only nourishment to the children but also gave them a reason to hope for a better world. From one thoughtful, generous act came a lifelong relationship between Lt. Gail and the children of Berlin. This is the true story of a seven-year-old girl named Mercedes who lived in West Berlin during the Airlift and of the American who came to be known as the Chocolate Pilot. Artist Gijsbert van Frankenhuyzen's evocative paintings illuminate Margot Theis Raven's powerful story of hope, friendship and remembrance. About the Author: Margot Theis Raven has been a professional writer working in the fields of radio, television, magazines, newspapers, and children's books for thirty years. She has won five national awards, including an IRA Teacher's Choice award. Ms. Raven earned her degree in English from Rosemont College and attended Villanova University for theater study, and Kent State University for German language. Ms. Raven splits her time living in Concord, MA, Charleston, SC and West Chesterfield, NH. About the Illustrator: Born in the Netherlands, Gijsbert van Frankenhuyzen studied at the Royal Academy of Arts in Holland. He immigrated to the United States in 1976, and years later he became a children's book illustrator. Mercedes and the Chocolate Pilot is Nick's ninth children's book with Sleeping Bear Press."

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Best What are the best war time picture books
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1Pink and SayBooks 40 Paid
2The Grand Mosque of Paris: A Story of How Muslims Rescued Jews During the HolocaustBooks 35 Paid
3How I Learned GeographyBooks 35 Paid
4Rose BlancheBooks 31 Paid
5Brothers in Hope: The Story of the Lost Boys of SudanBooks 30 Paid
6Alia's Mission: Saving the Books of IraqBooks 28 Paid
7Crossing Bok ChittoBooks 25 Paid
8Gaijin: American Prisoner of WarBooks 23 Paid
9Hiroshima No PikaBooks 22 Paid
10Mercedes and the Chocolate PilotBooks 19 Paid
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