Tag Archives: Holocaust

Holocaust

Author: Angela Gluck Wood Publisher: DK CHILDREN Product Description Explaining the complex political and social backdrop that allowed the Holocaust to occur, as well as its progression and aftermath, this comprehensive volume contains first-hand testimony from survivors and enables readers to appreciate the impact of the Holocaust on real people and the lives they and […]

The Book Thief

Author: Markus Zusak Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers Product Description It’s just a small story really, about among other things: a girl, some words, an accordionist, some fanatical Germans, a Jewish fist-fighter, and quite a lot of thievery. . . . Set during World War II in Germany, Markus Zusak’s groundbreaking new novel is […]

Voices in St. Augustine (Mom’s Choice Award Recipient)

Rating: (7 reviews) Author: Jane R. Wood Publisher: Florida Kids Press, Inc. Product Description Thirteen-year-old Joey Johnson hears voices. Only he can’t find the people who belong to them. His curiosity leads him on a quest where he learns more than just history about the Nation’s Oldest City. He discovers he has a special connection […]

Boy In the Striped Pajamas (Movie Tie-in Edition)

Rating: (104 reviews) Author: John Boyne Publisher: David Fickling Books Product Description This work was set in Berlin, 1942. When Bruno returns home from school one day, he discovers that his belongings are being packed in crates. His father has received a promotion and the family must move from their home to a new house […]

The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle (rpkg) (HarperClassics)

Rating: (406 reviews) Author: Avi Publisher: HarperTrophy Product Description A vicious captain, a mutinous crew — and a young girl caught in the middle Not every thirteen-year-old girl is accused of murder, brought to trial, and found guilty. But I was just such a girl, and my story is worth relating even if it did […]

Milkweed (Readers Circle)

Rating: (86 reviews) Author: Jerry Spinelli Publisher: Laurel Leaf Amazon.com Newbery Medal-winning author Jerry Spinelli (Maniac McGee, Stargirl) paints a vivid picture of the streets of the Nazi-occupied Warsaw during World War II, as seen through the eyes of a curious, kind, heartbreakingly naïve orphan with many names. His name is Stopthief when people shout […]

Magic Tree House #40: Eve of the Emperor Penguin (A Stepping Stone Book(TM))

Author: Mary Pope Osborne Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers Product Description JACK AND ANNIE continue their quest for the secrets of happiness—secrets they need to save Merlin. This time, the Magic Tree House takes them to the one continent they haven’t visited before: Antarctica! What can they hope to learn about happiness in […]

Pirateology Guidebook and Model Set (Ologies)

Rating: (2 reviews) Author: William Captain Lubber, Dugald A. Steer Publisher: Candlewick Book Description Avast, ye PIRATEOLOGY fans! Behold, an exclusive guide to the goings-on aboard a pirate vessel — plus an exciting scale model of a real pirate ship. How do pirates capture a ship? What sort of ships do they favor? Who are […]

The Spymaster’s Lady (Berkley Sensation)

Rating: (19 reviews) Author: Joanna Bourne Publisher: Berkley Book Description She’s never met a man she couldn’t deceive…until now. She’s braved battlefields. She’s stolen dispatches from under the noses of heads of state. She’s played the worldly courtesan, the naive virgin, the refined British lady, even a Gypsy boy. But Annique Villiers, the elusive spy […]

Boy in the Striped Pajamas

Rating: (67 reviews) Author: John Boyne Publisher: David Fickling Books Book Description Berlin 1942 When Bruno returns home from school one day, he discovers that his belongings are being packed in crates. His father has received a promotion and the family must move from their home to a new house far far away, where there […]

The Book Thief (Readers Circle)

Rating: (227 reviews) Author: Markus Zusak Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers Book Description It’s just a small story really, about among other things: a girl, some words, an accordionist, some fanatical Germans, a Jewish fist-fighter, and quite a lot of thievery. . . . Set during World War II in Germany, Markus Zusak’s groundbreaking […]

I Have Lived A Thousand Years: Growing Up In The Holocaust

Rating: (159 reviews) Author: Livia Bitton-Jackson Publisher: Simon Pulse

Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl

Rating: (603 reviews) Author: Anne Frank Publisher: Bantam Amazon.com A beloved classic since its initial publication in 1947, this vivid, insightful journal is a fitting memorial to the gifted Jewish teenager who died at Bergen-Belsen, Germany, in 1945. Born in 1929, Anne Frank received a blank diary on her 13th birthday, just weeks before she […]

The Devil’s Arithmetic (Puffin Modern Classics)

Rating: (260 reviews) Author: Jane Yolen Publisher: Puffin Book Description Hannah thinks tonight’s Passover Seder will be the same as always. Little does she know that this year she will be mysteriously transported into the past where only she knows the horrors that await.

Number the Stars

Rating: (682 reviews) Author: Lois Lowry Publisher: Laurel Leaf Amazon.com The evacuation of Jews from Nazi-held Denmark is one of the great untold stories of World War II. On September 29, 1943, word got out in Denmark that Jews were to be detained and then sent to the death camps. Within hours the Danish resistance, […]