War Boy: A Wartime Childhood

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Pavilion Children's #ad - A special new edition of Michael Foreman's award-winning memoirs about his wartime childhood. War boy is a modern classic that combines a touching personal story with factual information and wonderful illustrations. It came through at an angle, bounced up over my mother's bed, overflew my bed by inches, hit the mirror, dropped into the grate and exploded up the chimney.

The second world war is an exciting time for a young boy growing up in a small town in Suffolk - sometimes far too exciting! Life during wartime is vividly brought to life in this personal story filled with childhood memories - from hiding in air-raid shelters to playing in the bombed-out ruins and the arrival of American soldiers.

War Boy: A Wartime Childhood #ad - War Boy. I woke up when the bomb came through the roof. Also available in paperback: war boy 9781843650874, after the war was over 9781843650881, war game 9781843650898, Farm Boy 9781843650904 and Billy the Kid 9781844583669.

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Air Raid--Pearl Harbor!: The Story of December 7, 1941

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Young Readers Paperback #ad - In this engrossing and extensively researched account, Theodore Taylor examines both sides of the battle, taking a close look at the events leading up to it and providing compelling insight into the motives and operations of the brave men and women swept up in the fight. On december 7, 1941, americans were stunned to learn that Japanese forces had launched an attack on Pearl Harbor.

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Twenty and Ten

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Puffin Books #ad - The nazis are looking for those children. If we take them we must never let on they are here. One day a young man came to their school with a request: Could they take in, and hide, ten Jewish refugee children? Sister Gabriel spoke up. A powerful look at an unforgettable era in history“If we take these children, we can never betray them, no matter what the Nazis do.

During the german occupation of France, twenty French children were brought to a refuge in the mountains. Do you understand?” of course the children understood—but how would they hide them if the Nazis came? .

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The Little Riders

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HarperCollins #ad - And Johanna does. And on night she risks her life to prove it. Set during the second world war when the German army occupied Holland, moving adventure story, The Little Riders is an exciting, just right for reading aloud. Take care of the little riders, " says Johanna's father to the eleven-year-old when he leaves her with his parents for an extended vacation in their Dutch village.

She would do anything to protect them, anything. She loves the twelve metal figures on horseback who ride forth each hour from the clock on the ancient church tower.

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Echoes of the White Giraffe

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HMH Books for Young Readers #ad - Choi writes of social, political and personal hurts in a context few young Americans today have experienced. Yet she tells of more than dislocation: she tells of Sookan’s personal growth, indeed her triumph. New york timessookan, the unforgettable heroine of Year of Impossible Goodbyes, is now fifteen years old and a refugee in Pusan, a city in a southern province of Korea.

Wonderfully telling scenes evoke the time, and—more subtly—the deep-running emotions that these people, the place, bound by customs and besieged by troubles, were so rarely free to acknowledge. Kirkus reviews, pointer review “Ms. In the meantime, alone, though she often feels sad, and scared, she finds solace in a forbidden friendship and from the mysterious “shouting poet” who offers her and her fellow refugees inspiration each morning.

Echoes of the White Giraffe #ad - The korean war is raging, and she once again has been separated from her father and brothers. Anxiously awaiting any news of them, Sookan imagines a time when she can return to a normal life in Seoul.

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The Singing Tree Newbery Library, Puffin

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Puffin Books #ad - A newbery honor book - from the author of The White StagLife on the Hungarian plains is changing quickly for Jancsi and his cousin Kate. Then, russian soldiers, the two cousins must grow up all the sooner in order to take care of the farm and all the relatives, when Hungary must send troops to fight in the Great War and Jancsi’s father is called to battle, and German war orphans who take refuge there.

A spontaneous, lively tale”—The New York Times . And jancsi himself, astride his prized horse, doesn’t seem to Kate to be quite so boyish anymore. Jancsi hardly even recognizes Kate when she appears at Peter and Mari’s wedding wearing nearly as many petticoats as the older girls wear. Father has given jancsi permission to be in charge of his own herd, and Kate has begun to think about going to dances.

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Gladys Aylward: The Little Woman

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Moody Publishers #ad - Time after time, God triumphed over impossible situations, and drew people to Himself. A solitary woman. An impossible dream? No. With no mission board to support or guide her, and less than ten dollars in her pocket, Gladys Aylward left her home in England to answer God's call to take the message of the gospel to China.

With god all things are possible!a true story of a determined missionary, Gladys Aylward : The Little Woman will challenge you to bold and expectant faith. A foreign country. With the sino-japanese war waging around her, she struggled to bring the basics of life and the fullness of God to orphaned children.

Gladys Aylward: The Little Woman #ad - An unknown language. The little woman tells the story of one woman's determination to serve God at any cost. Moody Publishers.

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Ronald Reagan Our 40th President

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Regnery Kids #ad - He was one of America’s true greats. Covering the gamut of reagan’s dramatic life, Ronald Reagan: Our 40th President is essential reading, as inspiring as its subject. And just as important, he restored an America that had found itself mired in a malaise of falling living standards, moral decay, and what seemed like inevitable decline.

. As president, developing a successful strategy for defeating Communism, toppling the Soviet Union, he changed the world, and liberating Eastern Europe while hardly firing a shot. Moody Publishers. From the author of Forest Gump, The Aviators, and The Generals. Though he was our oldest president, rejuvenating america’s economy, Reagan acted as a tonic, restoring her confidence, and attracting a majority of young voters won over by his vision of making America once again a shining city on a hill.

Ronald Reagan Our 40th President #ad - In this superlative biography for young adults, to his early career as a radio sports announcer, from his Midwestern American boyhood, governor of California, bestselling author Winston Groom—author of Forrest Gump—gives us the full Reagan, to his days as a Hollywood star and his extraordinary political career as a union leader, and president of the United States.

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Year of Impossible Goodbyes

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Yearling #ad - It is 1945, and courageous ten-year-old Sookan and her family must endure the cruelties of the Japanese military occupying Korea. Police captain narita does his best to destroy everything of value to the family, but he cannot break their spirit. Sookan's father is with the resistance movement in Manchuria and her older brothers have been sent away to labor camps.

Her mother is forced to supervise a sock factory and Sookan herself must wear a uniform and attend a Japanese school. Then the war ends. Out come the colorful Korean silks and bags of white rice. But communist russian troops have taken control of North Korea and once again the family is suppressed. Sookan and her family know their only hope for freedom lies in a dangerous escape to Americancontrolled South Korea.

Year of Impossible Goodbyes #ad - Here is the incredible story of one family's love for each other and their determination to risk everything to find freedom. Moody Publishers. Yearling Books.

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Sergeant York Christian Encounters Series

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Thomas Nelson #ad - Buckley, we are now living in the worldthat they created and understand both it and ourselves better in the light oftheir lives. A dramatic new year’s conversionconvinced him that killing was against God’s will, and yet this shy, big-bonedmountaineer singlehandedly dispatched two dozen Germans and captured 132 in theclosing days of World War I.

Moody Publishers. Moody, saintnicholas, Sergeant York, John Bunyan, or William F. York’s remarkablelife includes details from exclusive interviews with the sergeant’s threesurviving children and information drawn from battlefield eyewitness reports andoriginal film studio archives: fresh reminders of the legacy of one of America’sgreat Christian patriots.

Sergeant York Christian Encounters Series #ad - We learn about life through the lives of others. Their relationships, struggles, prayers, and desires uniquelyilluminate our shared experience. Growing up in the tennessee hills, Alvin York was equallyrenowned as a marksman and as a hard-drinking brawler. He earned the medal of honor and a ticker tapeparade but refused to cash in on his fame, insisting “Uncle Sam’s uniform ain’tfor sale.

This succinct and gripping new account of Sgt. Whether the person is D. L.

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A History of US: All the People: Since 1945 A History of US Book Ten

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Oxford University Press #ad - Moody Publishers. This updated fourth edition covers, events that have taken place in the past 6 years, for the first time, including the 2008 election of Barack Obama and the signficance of this election. Sidebars, illustrations, definitions and quotes line the margins, providing illimitable sources of information and entertainment.

About the series:master storyteller joy Hakim has excited millions of young minds with the great drama of American history in her award-winning series A History of US. Recommended by the common core state standards for English Language Arts and Literacy as an exemplary informational text, A History of US weaves together exciting stories that bring American history to life.

A History of US: All the People: Since 1945 A History of US Book Ten #ad - Recommended by the common Core State Standards for English Language Arts and Literacy as an exemplary informational text. A history of us is a 10-volume, award-winning series about the birth and development of the United States as related by master storyteller Joy Hakim. Interspersed features provide further anecdotes about the characters that have shaped the last 65 years--for instance, one conjectures about what Alan Greenspan might hide in his briefcase; another discusses the life and times of Mark I, the world's first automatic computer.

All the people focuses on civil rights in the last half of the 20th Century and the beginning of the 21st, ensuring that readers will have a firm grasp of the groundbreaking nature and lasting importance of this movement. Throughout the book, which has been completely redesigned with a bold new look, Hakim portrays contemporary American life in a lively, engaging way.

In ten books that span from Prehistory to the 21st century, young people will never think of American history as boring again.

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