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The Untold History of the United States, Volume 1

by Peter Kuznick, Oliver Stone & Susan Campbell Bartoletti Atheneum Books for Young Readers (December 09, 2014)

The truth about America is revealed in this first of four volumes of the young readers? edition of The Untold History of the United States, from Academy Award?winning director Oliver Stone and Peter Kuznick,...


by Rick Atkinson Henry Holt and Co. (Byr) (May 05, 2014)

Adapted for young readers from the #1 New York Times?bestselling The Guns at Last Light, D-Day captures the events and the spirit of that day?June 6, 1944?the day that led to the liberation of western Europe...

In Defiance of Hitler

by Carla Killough McClafferty Farrar, Straus and Giroux (Byr) (April 21, 2014)

On August 4, 1940, an unassuming American journalist named Varian Fry made his way to Marseilles, France, carrying in his pockets the names of approximately two hundred artists and intellectuals ? all enemies...

Battle Cries in the Wilderness: The Struggle for North America in the Seven Years' War

by Bernd Horn Dundurn (July 13, 2011)

The savage struggle to take control of the North American wilderness during the epic Seven Years' War between France and England is a gripping tale. As the two European powers battled each other for global supremacy,...

Day of the Flying Fox: The True Story of World War II Pilot Charley Fox

by Steve Pitt Dundurn (June 09, 2008)

Author Steve Pitt examines the life of Canadian World War II pilot Charley Fox, who attacked famed German General Erwin Rommels car and wounded him.

Bold, Brave, and Born to Lead: Major General Isaac Brock and the Canadas

by Mary Beacock Fryer Dundurn (February 01, 2004)

Celebrated as the saviour of Upper Canada, Major General Sir Isaac Brocks charisma won him respect and propelled him into the significant role he would play in the War of 1812.

The Port Chicago 50

by Steve Sheinkin Roaring Brook Press (January 20, 2014)

An astonishing World War II military story of civil rights from New York Times bestselling author and Newbery Honor recipient Steve Sheinkin.

A National Book Award Finalist

A YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction...

Surviving Hitler

by Andrea Warren HarperCollins (June 11, 2013)

The life-changing story of a young boy’s struggle for survival in a Nazi-run concentration camp, narrated in the voice of Holocaust survivor Jack Mandelbaum.

When twelve-year-old Jack Mandelbaum is separated...

Let It Begin Here!

by Don Brown Roaring Brook Press (August 30, 2010)

The first book in Don Brown's Actual Times series brings the start of the American Revolution to life.

A 26-year-old King George II found himself in financial turmoil after crushing the French, Austrians, and...

We Had to Be Brave: Escaping the Nazis on the Kindertransport (Scholastic Focus)

by Deborah Hopkinson Scholastic Focus (February 04, 2020)

Ruth David was growing up in a small village in Germany when Adolf Hitler rose to power in the 1930s. Under the Nazi Party, Jewish families like Ruth's experienced rising anti-Semitic restrictions and attacks....

The Light in Hidden Places

by Sharon Cameron Scholastic Press (March 03, 2020)

One knock at the door, and Stefania has a choice to make...

It is 1943, and for four years, sixteen-year-old Stefania has been working for the Diamant family in their grocery store in Przemysl, Poland, singing...

Nazi Saboteurs: Hitler's Secret Attack on America (Scholastic Focus)

by Samantha Seiple Scholastic Focus (December 03, 2019)

In 1942, amid a growing German threat, Nazi agents infiltrated the United States in hopes of destroying American infrastructure and sowing panic throughout the nation. Nazi Saboteurs tells the nail-biting tale...

D-Day: The World War II Invasion that Changed History (Scholastic Focus)

by Deborah Hopkinson Scholastic Inc. (August 28, 2018)

The WWII invasion known as D-Day was the largest military endeavor in history. By June 6, 1944, Hitler and his allies had a strong grip on the European continent, where Nazi Germany was engaged in the mass extermination...

The Grand Escape: The Greatest Prison Breakout of the 20th Century (Scholastic Focus)

by Neal Bascomb Scholastic Inc. (September 25, 2018)

***Three starred reviews!***

Neal Bascomb, author of The Nazi Hunters, returns with his next thrilling work of narrative nonfiction about a group of Allied POWs who staged an escape for the ages during World...

Profiles #7: War Spies

by Daniel Polansky Scholastic Paperbacks (November 26, 2013)

Six bios in one! Profiles is so much more than just your typical biography. The next book in our six-in-one, full-color bio series will focus on war spies. Kids will learn all of the biographical information...

In Harm's Way

by Iain Martin Scholastic Inc. (July 31, 2018)

In September 1941, young Jack Kennedy was appointed an Ensign in the U.S. Naval Reserve. After completing training and eager to serve, he volunteered for combat duty in the Pacific and was appointed commander...

Courage & Defiance

by Deborah Hopkinson Scholastic Press (August 25, 2015)

When the Nazis invaded Denmark on Tuesday, April 9, 1940, the people of this tiny country to the north of Germany awoke to a devastating surprise. The government of Denmark surrendered quietly, and the Danes...

Lost in the Pacific, 1942: Not a Drop to Drink (Lost #1)

by Tod Olson Scholastic Inc. (October 25, 2016)

World War II, October 21, 1942. A B-17 bomber drones high over the Pacific Ocean, sending a desperate SOS into the air. The crew is carrying America's greatest living war hero on a secret mission deep into the...

Dive! World War II Stories of Sailors & Submarines in the Pacific

by Deborah Hopkinson Scholastic Press (September 27, 2016)

Dive! World War II Stories of Sailors & Submarines in the Pacific tells the incredible story of America's little known "war within a war" -- US submarine warfare during World War II. Following the attack on...

Ghosts in the Fog: The Untold Story of Alaska's WWII Invasion

by Samantha Seiple Scholastic Inc. (November 25, 2014)

Few know the story of the Japanese invasion of Alaska during World War II--until now. GHOSTS IN THE FOG is the first narrative nonfiction book for young adults to tell the riveting story of how the Japanese...

Sabotage: The Mission to Destroy Hitler's Atomic Bomb

by Neal Bascomb Arthur A. Levine Books (May 31, 2016)

A stunning adventure involving Nazis, nukes, fighting, failure, and everyday heroes, from the author of the award-winning The Nazi Hunters. Neal Bascomb delivers another nail-biting work of nonfiction for young...

I Survived the Battle of Gettysburg, 1863 (I Survived #7)

by Lauren Tarshis Scholastic Inc. (February 01, 2013)

It's 1863, and Thomas and his little sister, Birdie, have fled the farm where they were born and raised as slaves. Following the North Star, looking for freedom, they
soon cross paths with a Union soldier. Everything...

Operation Yes

by Sara Lewis Holmes Arthur A. Levine Books (July 01, 2012)

No one in her sixth-grade class knows quite what to make of Ms. Loupe, with her short hair, her taped square "stage" on the floor, and the interest in improvisational theatre. After all, their school is on an...


by Rick Atkinson & Jason Culp Macmillan Young Listeners (May 05, 2014)

Adapted for young readers from the #1 New York Times?bestselling The Guns at Last Light, D-Day captures the events and the spirit of that day?June 6, 1944?the day that led to the liberation of western Europe...


by Deborah Heiligman & Marisa Calin Macmillan Young Listeners (October 07, 2019)

From award-winning author Deborah Heiligman comes Torpedoed, a true account of the attack and sinking of the passenger ship SS City of Benares, which was evacuating children from England during WWII.

Amid the...

The Day the World Went Nuclear

by Bill O'Reilly & Robert Petkoff Macmillan Young Listeners (June 19, 2017)

Autumn 1944. World War II is nearly over in Europe, but in the Pacific, American soldiers face an enemy who will not surrender, despite a massive and mounting death toll. Meanwhile, in Los Alamos, New Mexico,...

Warrior Dog (Young Readers Edition)

by Joe Layden & Will Chesney Macmillan Young Listeners (June 29, 2020)

This program is read by the author

Two dozen Navy SEALs descended on Osama bin Laden?s compound in May 2011. After the mission, only one name was made public: Cairo, a Belgian Malinois and military working dog....

Survivors Club

by Michael Bornstein, Debbie Bornstein Holinstat & Fred Berman Macmillan Young Listeners (March 06, 2017)

"Narrator Fred Berman brings gravitas to the events of this memoir while still creating a voice for Michael [Bornstein] that sounds young and vulnerable. Berman also excels at the use of Yiddish, Polish, and...

Battle of the Bulge [The Young Readers Adaptation]

by Rick Atkinson & Jason Culp Macmillan Young Listeners (June 29, 2015)

On the 16th of December, 1944, in the frozen forests of the Ardennes, the German army attacked American Allied forces, launching a final bid to turn the tide of World War II. Thus began the long, hard slog of...

Hitler's Last Days

by Bill O'Reilly & Robert Petkoff Macmillan Young Listeners (June 08, 2015)

By early 1945, the destruction of the German Nazi State seems certain. The Allied forces, led by American generals George S. Patton and Dwight D. Eisenhower, are gaining control of Europe, leaving German leaders...

Attacked at Sea

by Michael J. Tougias & Alison O'Leary Henry Holt and Co. (Byr) (October 26, 2020)

A riveting WWII account of survival at sea?Book 4 in the middle grade True Rescue series from Michael J. Tougias, the author of the New York Times bestseller The Finest Hours.

On May 19, 1942, during WWII, a...

One Peace

by Janet Wilson Orca Book Publishers (September 30, 2008)

One Peace celebrates the "Power of One," and specifically the accomplishments of children from around the globe who have worked to promote world peace. Janet Wilson challenges today's children to strive to make...


by Steve Sheinkin Flash Point (September 03, 2012)

Perfect for middle grade readers and history enthusiasts, New York Times bestselling author Steve Sheinkin presents the fascinating and frightening true story of the creation behind the most destructive force...

King George: What Was His Problem?

by Steve Sheinkin & Tim Robinson Flash Point (July 06, 2009)

New York Times bestselling author and Newbery Honor recipient Steve Sheinkin gives young readers an American history lesson they'll never forget in the fun and funny King George: What Was His Problem?: Everything...

Frontline General: Douglas MacArthur

by Jules Archer & Iain C. Martin Sky Pony (January 10, 2017)

At twenty-six Douglas MacArthur was military aide to President Theodore Roosevelt, and his courageous leadership of the Rainbow Division in World War I made him a general. At the same time, his reluctance to...

Code Girls

by Liza Mundy Little, Brown Books for Young Readers (October 01, 2018)

In the tradition of Hidden Figures and The Girls of Atomic City, Code Girls is the amazing true story of the young American women who cracked German and Japanese military codes during World War II.

More than...

No Better Friend: Young Readers Edition

by Robert Weintraub Little, Brown Books for Young Readers (May 02, 2016)

Discover an extraordinary tale of friendship and survival between a man and a dog in World War II in this young readers' adaptation of the New York Times bestseller No Better Friend.

No Better Friend tells the...

Pocket Bios: Joan of Arc

by Al Berenger Roaring Brook Press (July 15, 2019)

A colorfully illustrated, pocket-size picture book biography of martyr and Roman Catholic saint, Joan of Arc.

Joan of Arc was a teenager known for her instrumental role in the Hundred Years' War between the rulers...

Tuesday Tucks Me In

by Luis Carlos Montalvan, Bret Witter & Dan Dion Roaring Brook Press (May 26, 2014)

As narrated by Tuesday, Tuesday Tucks Me In is a day in the life of this service dog extraordinaire and tail-wagging ambassador for all things positive and uplifting in the world. The book takes us through a...

No Surrender Young Readers' Edition

by Chris Edmonds & James Lurie HarperCollins (October 15, 2019)

The epic true story of Master Sergeant Roddie Edmonds, an American hero who risked his life in the final days of World War II to save others?now in a thrilling young readers? edition.

During the infamous World...

Infinite Hope

by Ashley Bryan & Dion Graham Simon & Schuster Audio (October 15, 2019)

Recipient of a Coretta Scott King Illustrator Honor Award

Recipient of a Bologna Ragazzi Non-Fiction Special Mention Honor Award

A Kirkus Reviews Best Middle Grade Book of 2019

From celebrated author and illustrator...

Unlikely Warrior

by Georg Rauch, Robert Fass & Phyllis Rauch Blackstone Publishing (February 24, 2015)

An astounding memoir about a Jewish teenager forcedto become a German soldier

As a young adult in wartime Vienna, Georg Rauchhelped his mother hide dozens of Jews from the Nazis behind false walls intheir top-floor...

Mr. Lincoln's High-Tech War

by Thomas B. Allen, Roger Macbride Allen & Fred Sullivan Blackstone Publishing (May 01, 2013)

Thomas B. Allen's expertise in militaryhistory and strategy is combined with Roger MacBride Allen's knowledge oftechnology to reveal a lesser known yet fascinating side of the sixteenthpresident of the United...

The French and Indian War

Attack on Pearl Harbor

by Shelley Tanaka & Charles Carroll Blackstone Publishing (December 01, 2011)

Early on the morning of December 7, 1941, the Empire of Japan launched a massive surprise attack on the US naval base at Pearl Harbor in Hawaii. Two brief and terrible hours later, much of the American fleet...

Indians, Cowboys, and Farmers and the Battle for the Great Plains

The Civil War

George Rogers Clark

by Katharine E. Wilkie & Patrick Lawlor Blackstone Publishing (January 01, 2006)

George Rogers Clark was a famous general in the Revolutionary War, and his explorations served as the inspiration for his younger brother, William, the leader of the famous Lewis and Clark expedition. Now you...

Hispanic America, Texas, and the Mexican War

by Christopher Collier, James Lincoln Collier & Jim Manchester AudioBookShelf (July 01, 2013)

Hispanic America, Texas, and the Mexican War examines the history of the southwestern area of the United States. Topics covered include the settlement of the area that became the southwestern portion of the...

Grand Escape, The: The Greatest Prison Breakout of the 20th Century

by Neal Bascomb & Simon Vance Scholastic Inc. Audio (August 01, 2019)

Neal Bascomb, author of The Nazi Hunters, returns with his next thrilling work of narrative nonfiction about a group of Allied POWs who staged an escape for the ages during World War I. Published on the 100th...