Are you looking for digestible and exciting non-fiction books on World War 2 and the events leading up to World War 2? We think your kiddos will be more than happy to chew on the information provided in these two superb books.
The B-3087 of the title refers to the number that was tattooed on Jack Gruener’s wrist in the Nazi camps, where prisoners became numbers instead of names. This book is based on the true story of Yanek Gruener, a young Polish boy who came of
In 1937 Guernica, Spain, twelve-year-old Ani is used to being invisible while helping her mother earn a living from selling sardines. Schoolmates call her the “sardine girl." Ani’s Basque father is off fighting in the Spanish Civil War.
Elizabeth Varadan | The Children’s Book Review | June 14, 2013
Blood Brothers in Louisbourg
By Philip Roy
Reading Age: 12-16
Paperback: 144 pages
Publisher: Cape Breton University Press (August 15, 2012)
What to Expect: The nature of courage; questions of war and diplomacy; what constitutes civilized culture or savagery; spirituality; survival in a strange land
Steve Lessman grew up in Bartlesville, Oklahoma and currently lives in Yukon, OK, where he is a family pastor. He and his lovely wife, Stacy, are the proud parents of Garrett, Grace, and Anna. Steve loves to laugh and tell stories, while encouraging families to live life to the full. He hopes to spur on the next generation of heroes, as we learn from heroes of the past. D-Day is Steve’s first published work, but he has endless stories, ideas, & dreams on his computer and in his mind.
TCBR: D-Day: American Character is your first published book. Can you please tell us where the inspiration came from to write this novel?
Inspiring children to live with character, while following the example of great Americans is Steve Lessman’s hope. His recently released children’s book, D-Day: American Character, does just that. This epic moment of American history is told by focusing on 12 outstanding character traits demonstrated by United States soldiers.
Steve Lessman teamed with illustrator Christopher Nick on this important and powerful children’s book. There has never been a better example of great character than the generation of Americans who served during World War II. This book accurately tells the story of D-Day and the character displayed by those involved. These brave American heroes displayed wisdom, perseverance, courage, and sacrifice. Their story, along with Christopher’s gifted and passionate art, honors the American soldiers of D-Day, while it encourages children to be the heroes of tomorrow.