War. It’s by far not my favourite topic. At least from the standpoint of the warriors. I don’t enjoy bloodshed and violence. And the people making the decisions to go to war aren’t the ones fighting it. However, learning about past conflicts can help our children learn about history and how to avoid and prevent future disasters. Today’s What to Read Wednesday features books about war for children.
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Books About War For Children
Each week a few of us put together a great selection of books on a given topic and bring them to you to help narrow down the choices for you, each of our hosts share different titles, so have a look around each of our posts for wider choice.
To make things even easier for you, I have provided Amazon links to these books for both my American and British readers (just click on the link and you’ll be automatically directed to your county’s Amazon store). Enjoy!
DK Eyewitness Books: Vietnam War, this happened during our lifetime (depending on your age), perhaps pair a reading of this book with an interview of someone who either fought or evacuated from Vietnam to make it more real to your children.
America In Korean War: A History Just for Kids! As an adult, I don’t know a whole lot about this, but it would be nice to know more about the world’s history.
Kids of Kabul: Living Bravely Through a Never-Ending War Learn what about the children of Kabul since the fall of the Taliban.
The War to End All Wars: World War I is for the older students with archival photographs and heavy information about the Great War.
World War I for Kids: A History with 21 Activities, 100 years on, this seems like a long time ago indeed, but history will be more interesting with hands-on activities for kids.
Christmas Truce: A True Story of World War 1 Read about the Truce that is still talked about today.
Simple History: A simple guide to World War II, the facts made simple in illustrated style.
World War II for Kids: A History with 21 Activities, WWII is a topic that is becoming more popular for children, and this book will help children learn more about history and keep it memorable with activities.
Remember World War II: Kids Who Survived Tell Their Stories, a perspective not often looked at; what was it like to be a child during WWII?
Escape to West Berlin, having stood at Checkpoint Charlie several years ago, and watching the news in high school and seeing the fall of the Berlin wall on TV, making an escape across the border would have been very frightful indeed. What led up to this need, and how was it done?
Simple History: The Cold War, help your children understand this war between super powers, and how it compares to what is happening today.
The Cold War: The 20th Century (Primary Source Readers) Learn what caused the Cold War, the personalities involved, and learn about totalitarian government, communism, capitalism, atomic bombs, blacklisting, espionage, and arms race.