Ms M was very interested in the Second World War and we kept reading books related to it – fiction and non-fiction – for the longest time. I was going to write summaries and/or reviews, but I am in a blue funk because my digi-cam has gone wonky.

So here is a list of books we like… reviews will come later in shaa Allah… when my good humour is restored…



  • Eyewitness: World War II (Eyewitness Books) by DK Publishing
  • Navajo Code Talkers by Nathan Aaseng
  • The Usborne Introduction to The Second World War: Internet-linked (Hardcover)
    by Paul Dowswell
  • Unsung Heroes of World War II: The Story of the Navajo Code Talkers by Deanne Durrett
  • World War II for Kids: A History with 21 Activities (For Kids series) (Paperback)
    by Richard Panchyk

Stories/Chapter Books by Michael Morpurgo

  • Alone on a Wide Wide Sea
  • Billy the Kid
  • Friend or Foe
  • I Believe In Unicorns
  • Kensuke’s Kingdom
  • The Amazing Story of Adolphus Tips
  • The Mozart Question
  • Waiting for Anya

Other Chapter Books

  • Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank
  • Goodnight Mr Tom by Michelle Magorian
  • Number the Stars by Lois Lowry
  • The Eternal Spring of Mr. Ito by Sheila Garrigue
  • The Upstairs Room by Johanna Reiss
  • War Boy: A Country Childhod by Michael Foreman
  • When My Name Was Keoko by Linda Sue Park

Picture Books, etc.

  • Always Remember Me: How One Family Survived World War II by Marisabina Russo
  • Boxes for Katje by Candace Fleming
  • Home of the Brave by Allen Say
  • Passage to Freedom: The Sugihara Story by Ken Mochizuki
  • The Butterfly by Patrcia Polacco
  • The Bracelet by Yoshiko Uchida
  • The Cats in Krasinski Square by Karen Hesse
  • The Greatest Skating Race: A World War II Story from the Netherlands by Louise Borden
  • The Lily Cupboard by Shulamith Levey Oppenheim
  • The Little Ships: The Heroic Rescue at Dunkirk in World War II by Louise Borden
  • The Unbreakable Code by Sara Hoagland Hunter
  • Twenty and Ten by Claire Huchet Bishop
  • Willy and Max by Willy and Max: A Holocaust Story by Amy Littlesugar