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World War Two: Books for Children and Young Adults -

Related categories: Childrens & Teenage Books / Peace & Human Rights /
Related booklists: Peace & War - Books for Children, History - Books for Young Adults, History - Books for Children, World War II, Peace and War - Books for Young Adults, The Holocaust - Books for Children & Young Adults, World War One: Books for Children and Young Adults,

These are some of the books on this subject that we have had in our shop - but there will be many others that we can also order! (Note: this website cannot tell you if we have a book in stock right now or not, and though we do our best to keep information up to date, occasionally prices may have changed.)
The COVID-19 crisis is causing delays in supply from some book distributors, and currently most books take at least 1 - 2 weeks to come in - so if you need any of these books urgently, or by a specific date, use the enquiry links to ask about supply time.

Books are listed in order of year of publication - newest titles are at the top. There are 18 books in this booklist

  • Cover image of book The Missing: The True Story of My Family in World War II by Michael Rosen
    The Missing: The True Story of My Family in World War II - by Michael Rosen

    £8.99   hardback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9781406386752 | ISBN 10: 1406386758

    A personal, powerful and resonant account of the Holocaust by one of this country's best-loved children’s authors.   By turns charming, shocking and heart-breaking, this is the true story of Michael Rosen’s search for his relatives who ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Earth is Singing by Vanessa Curtis
    The Earth is Singing - by Vanessa Curtis

    £6.99   paperback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9781474958660 | ISBN 10: 1474958664

    My name is Hanna. I am 15. I am Latvian. I live with my mother and grandmother. My father is missing, taken by the Russians. I have a boyfriend and I’m training to be a dancer. But none of that is important any more. Because the Nazis have arrived, ... more

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  • Cover image of book Little People, Big Dreams: Anne Frank by Isabel Sanchez Vegara, illustrated by Sveta Dorosheva
    Little People, Big Dreams: Anne Frank - by Isabel Sanchez Vegara, illustrated by Sveta Dorosheva

    £9.99   hardback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9781786032928 | ISBN 10: 1786032929

    Anne Frank was born in Germany to a loving family. But when World War II broke out, Anne and her family had to hide in a secret annex in Amsterdam. Here, Anne wrote her famous diary, describing her belief in people's goodness and her hopes for peace. ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Dollmaker of Krakow by R. M. Romero
    The Dollmaker of Krakow - by R. M. Romero

    £6.99   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9781406379822 | ISBN 10: 1406379824

    A timeless fantasy set in the Second World War that weaves together magic, folklore and history, perfect for fans of The Book Thief, The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas and Goodnight Mister Tom.  One night a little doll named Karolina comes to life i ... more

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  • Cover image of book Wave Me Goodbye by Jacqueline Wilson
    Wave Me Goodbye - by Jacqueline Wilson

    £6.99   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9780440871514 | ISBN 10: 0440871514

    September, 1939. As the Second World War begins, ten-year-old Shirley is sent away on a train with her schoolmates. She doesn’t know where she’s going, or what’s going to happen to her when she gets there. All she has been told is that she’s ... more

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  • Cover image of book Anna and the Swallow Man by Gavriel Savit
    Anna and the Swallow Man - by Gavriel Savit

    £7.99   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9780141376646 | ISBN 10: 0141376643

    Anna and the Swallow Man is a stunning, literary, and wholly original debut novel that tells a new WW2 story. � Krak�w, 1939, is no place to grow up. There are a million marching soldiers and a thousand barking dogs. And Anna Lania is just seve ... more

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  • Cover image of book Seeking Refuge by Irene N. Watts and Kathryn E. Shoemaker
    Seeking Refuge - by Irene N. Watts and Kathryn E. Shoemaker

    £11.95   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9781926890029 | ISBN 10: 1926890027

    Eleven-year-old Marianne is fortunate. She one of the first two hundred Jewish children on the heroic rescue operation known as the Kindertransport, which arrived in London, England in December, 1938.   Life in the new country seems strange, h ... more

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  • Cover image of book Half a Man by Michael Morpurgo, illustrated by Gemma O’Callaghan
    Half a Man - by Michael Morpurgo, illustrated by Gemma O’Callaghan

    £5.99   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9781406367133 | ISBN 10: 1406367133

    Revered author Michael Morpurgo looks back on the post-war Britain of his childhood in this unflinching and deeply poignant tale of the physical and mental scars of war. Former children's laureate Michael Morpurgo remembers the post-war Britain of ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Boy at the Top of the Mountain by John Boyne
    The Boy at the Top of the Mountain - by John Boyne

    £7.99   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9780552573504 | ISBN 10: 0552573507

    When Pierrot becomes an orphan, he must leave his home in Paris for a new life with his Aunt Beatrix, a servant in a wealthy household at the top of the German mountains. But this is no ordinary time, for it is 1935 and the Second World War is fast a ... more

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  • Cover image of book Whistling in the Dark by Shirley Hughes
    Whistling in the Dark - by Shirley Hughes

    £6.99   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9781406365696 | ISBN 10: 1406365696

    In the hardship of war, everything is rationed except true friendship. From much-loved author Shirley Hughes comes a compelling wartime adventure set during the Liverpool Blitz. Liverpool, 1940: thirteen-year-old Joans home is under threat from ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Girl in the Blue Coat by Monica Hesse
    The Girl in the Blue Coat - by Monica Hesse

    £7.99   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9781447295013 | ISBN 10: 1447295013

    Amsterdam, 1943   Hanneke spends her days procuring and delivering sought-after black-market goods to paying customers, her nights hiding the true nature of her work from her concerned parents, and every waking moment mourning her boyfriend, w ... more

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  • Cover image of book Half a Man by Michael Morpurgo, illustrated by Gemma OCallaghan
    Half a Man - by Michael Morpurgo, illustrated by Gemma OCallaghan

    £5.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9781406360769 | ISBN 10: 1406360767

    Revered author Michael Morpurgo looks back on the post-war Britain of his childhood in this unflinching and deeply poignant tale of the physical and mental scars of war.  Revered storyteller Michael Morpurgo remembers the post-war Britain of hi ... more

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  • Cover image of book Hidden: True Stories of Children Who Survived World War II by Marcel Prins and Peter Henk Steenhuis
    Hidden: True Stories of Children Who Survived World War II - by Marcel Prins and Peter Henk Steenhuis

    £7.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9781407149042 | ISBN 10: 1407149040

    Holocaust tales of children who hid to stay alive, collected by a top filmmaker and journalist. Its hard to get your head around, but Anne Frank was one of thousands. Now fourteen more Holocaust tales are finally told. How many children were hi ... more

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  • Cover image of book Girl with a White Dog by Anne Booth
    Girl with a White Dog - by Anne Booth

    £6.99   paperback   (2014) - ISBN 13: 9781846471810 | ISBN 10: 1846471818

    Jessie is fed up: her dad's business has gone bust; they've had to leave behind their family home; and her cousin Fran - who used to be her best friend - is ignoring her, in favour of the cool crowd at school. An unexpected bright spot comes in the s ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Silver Sword by Ian Serraillier
    The Silver Sword - by Ian Serraillier

    £7.99   paperback   (2012) - ISBN 13: 9780099572855 | ISBN 10: 0099572850

    "One of the great and enduring tales of survival, courage and hope"(Michael Morpurgo) 'If you meet Ruth or Edek or Bronia, you must tell them I'm going to Switzerland to find their mother. Tell them to follow as soon as they can'   Ha ... more

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  • Cover image of book Sadako
    Sadako's Cranes - by Judith Loske

    £12.99   hardback   (2011) - ISBN 13: 9789881512604 | ISBN 10: 9881512603

    A true story about grief, hope and the dark side of nuclear power. Beautifully retold and illustrated by Judith Loske Even today, children from all over the world fold paper cranes as a sign of peace and hope and send them to Hiroshima ... more

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  • Cover image of book An Elephant in the Garden by Michael Morpurgo
    An Elephant in the Garden - by Michael Morpurgo

    £6.99   paperback   (2011) - ISBN 13: 9780007339587 | ISBN 10: 0007339585

    Its 1945. Elizabeth's father is fighting with the German army on the eastern front. Her mother works at Dresden zoo, where her favourite animal is a young elephant named Marlene.   When the zoo director tells her the dangerous animals must b ... more

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  • Cover image of book Run Rabbit Run by Barbara Mitchelhill
    Run Rabbit Run - by Barbara Mitchelhill

    £6.99   paperback   (2011) - ISBN 13: 9781849392495 | ISBN 10: 1849392498

    When Lizzie's dad refuses to fight in the Second World War, the police come looking to arrest him. Desperate to stay together, Lizzie and her brother Freddie go on the run with him, hiding from the police in idyllic Whiteway.   But when their ... more

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