Category Archives: War/The impact of war

Erika’s Story by Ruth Vander Zee, and Roberto Innocenti

A story of trusting in fate and the kindness of strangers. On their way to a death camp Erika’s parents take a risk to save someone very precious to them. By throwing their baby out of a train carriage. A … Continue reading

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Rose Blanche by Roberto Innocenti and Ian McEwan

Rose Blanche witnesses an injustice when small boy is treated badly by a soldier and the town’s mayor. She does not understand why he is thrown into the back of a van so she follows it by running through the … Continue reading

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My (secret) War Diary by Flossie Albright. My History of The Second World War 1939-1945 By Marcia Williams

The experiences of a young girl during WWII told through a fictional diary of Flossie Albright (daughter of Archie Albright who also kept a diary from 1914 – 1918) Flossie records the day to day happenings of a village during … Continue reading

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Put Out the Light by Terry Deary

Parallel tales of children caught up in the second world war. Set in the heart land of Sheffield, England and Dachau, Germany we experience a snap shot of the life of four children during this crucial period in world history. … Continue reading

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Once by Morris Gleitzman

I read this book on the recommendation of a friend. I thought using the last word of a sentence taken from the text as a title was an interesting way to entice the reader in. The image on the front … Continue reading

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Same title different authors

Home of the Brave When browsing  Amazon for more books by the author Allen Say I came across one called Home of the Brave. Out of curiosity I put the title into the Amazon search to see what would be … Continue reading

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Archie’s War, My Scrapbook of The First World War 1914-1918 by me Archie Albright Aged 10 years

Archie’s War, My Scrapbook of The First World War 1914-1918 by me Archie Albright Aged 10 years By Marcia  Williams ISBN 978-1-4063-1002-3 The fictional scrapbook of young Archie records how the Great World war affected him and his family and … Continue reading

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