Lily’s Crossing

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Yearling #ad - But this summer of 1944, World War II has changed everyone’s life. As in past years, lily will spend the summer in Rockaway, in her family’s summer house by the Atlantic Ocean. Now lily and albert have secrets to share: They both have told lies, and Lily has told one that may cost Albert his life. Lily’s best friend, and, margaret, has moved to a wartime factory town, much worse, Lily’s father is going overseas to the war.

This “brilliantly told” new york times newbery honor Book gives readers a sense of what it was like to be on the American home front while our soldiers were away fighting in World War II. But soon they form a special friendship. Albert has lost most of his family in the war; he’s been through things Lily can’t imagine.

Lily's Crossing #ad - There’s no one lily’s age in rockaway until the arrival of Albert, a refugee from Hungary with a secret sewn into his coat. Yearling Books.

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The Upstairs Room

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HarperCollins #ad - Because she was Jewish, the occupation put her in grave danger. Now with a beautiful new cover and revised author’s note. When the german army occupied Holland in 1940, Annie was only eight years old. Most people thought the war wouldn’t last long, but Annie knew that if she wanted to stay alive, she would have to go into hiding.

Fortunately, a gentile family, offered refuge to Annie and her older sister, the Oostervelds, Sini. For two years they hid in the cramped upstairs room of the Oostervelds’s remote farmhouse. Newbery honor book • ala notable book • an slj best book • a jane addams award honor book • Winner of the Jewish Book Council Children’s Book AwardA classic WWII survivor story based on award-winning author Johanna Reiss’s own childhood during the Holocaust.

The Upstairs Room #ad - There, annie and sini would struggle to hold on to hope—separated from their family and confined to one tiny room—as a frightful and seemingly endless war raged on outside their window. This classic autobiographical novel is a strong choice for classroom sharing and independent reading.

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An Elephant in the Garden: Inspired by a True Story

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Square Fish #ad - When the city is bombed, and keep themselves safe? along the way, the family flees with thousands of others, but how can they walk the same route when they have an elephant in tow, they meet Peter, a Canadian navigator who risks his own capture to save the family. As michael morpurgo writes in an author's note, and by his admiration for elephants, An Elephant in the Garden is inspired by historical truths, "the noblest and wisest and most sensitive of all creatures.

Here is a story that brings together an unlikely group of survivors whose faith in kindness and love proves the best weapon of all. The family persuades the zoo director to let Marlene stay in their garden instead. Lizzie and karl's mother is a zoo keeper; the family has become attached to an orphaned elephant named Marlene, who will be destroyed as a precautionary measure so she and the other animals don't run wild should the zoo be hit by bombs.

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Pictures of Hollis Woods

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Yearling #ad - Well, hollis woods won’t let anyone separate them. When hollis is sent to Josie, an elderly artist who is quirky and affectionate, she wants to stay. Square Fish. Satisfied” Kirkus Reviews. Still, even as she plans her future with josie, Hollis dreams of the past summer with the Regans, fixing each special moment of her days with them in pictures she’ll never forget.

. Dell Yearling. She’s escaped the system before; this time, she’s taking Josie with her. Hollis woods is the place where a baby was abandoned is the baby’s name is an artist is now a twelve-year-old girl who’s been in so many foster homes she can hardly remember them all. Patricia reilly giff captures the yearning for a place to belong in this warmhearted story, creativity, and above all, which stresses the importance of artistic vision, family.

Pictures of Hollis Woods #ad - . This newbery honor book about a girl who has never known family fighting for her first true home “will leave readers. If social services finds out, they’ll take Hollis away and move Josie into a home. But josie is growing more forgetful every day.

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Genevieve's War

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Holiday House #ad - Winner of the christopher Award! It's not always thinking of being happy. And when her friend rémy commits an act of sabotage, she hides him in the last place the Germans will look--in the attic, right above the Nazi's head. Even worse, a cold nazi officer has commandeered a room in Memé's farmhouse--and he can tell that Gen and her grandmother aren't loyal to the Reich.

But gen won't be cowed. Dell Yearling. Square Fish. For more thrilling historical fiction, don't miss island war, and a slip of a Girl, a survival story set in the remote Aleutian Islands, occupied by the Japanese during World War II, a novel in verse about the Irish Land War of the late 19th century. The nazis conquer France.

Genevieve's War #ad - Now everyone in alsace must speak German, act German, and think German--or else. Doing the right thing will make you happy. Despite the farm-work and her irritable grandmother Memé, Genevieve thinks she may have found a new home in Alsace, France, where she spent the summer of 1939. Without much to return to in New York, Gen is ready to see if this new life will make her happy.

But then world War II erupts. In this companion to the newbery honor-winning Lily's Crossing, thirteen-year-old Genevieve risks everything to defy the Nazis and join the French Resistance.

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Beyond these Walls

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Xlibris US #ad - Left with no choice and no place else to go, Alice and James decide to seek shelter in this building which holds its own mystery. Alice and james hawthorne have been orphaned following a tragic accident that took the lives of their parents. As a result they are forced to live with their very cruel aunt for two years.

The town folk however, don’t seem to take kindly to two orphans. Not being able to take her abuse any further, the siblings decide to run away in hopes of starting a new life in the nearby town of Trentonville. Dell Yearling. Can the children solve it in time to save themselves from the cruel headmaster who is out to serve his own selfish ends? Square Fish.

Beyond these Walls #ad - . Hungry, and dirty, tired, the children continue to look for help when they happen to walk up to the Trentonville orphanage.

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Snow Treasure

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Puffin Books #ad - Dell Yearling. Square Fish. This classic story of how a group of children outwitted the Nazis and sent the treasure to America has captivated generations of readers. They had to slip past Nazi guards with nine million dollars in gold hidden on their sleds. In the bleak winter of 19 0, Nazi troops parachuted into Peter Lundstrom's tiny Norwegian village and held it captive.

Nobody thought the nazis could be defeated—until Uncle Victor told Peter how the children could fool the enemy. Puffin. It meant risking their country's treasure—and their lives. It was a dangerous plan.

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Willow Run

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Yearling #ad - Dell Yearling. Meggie dillon's life has been turned upside down by World War II. Puffin. Meggie's father has announced that they must help the war effort andmove to Willow Run, Michigan, where he'll work nights in a factory building important war planes that will help fight the enemy in Europe. There she meets patches and harlan, other kids like her from far-off places whose parents have come here to do their part in the war.

And there she faces questions about courage, like Eddie, and what it takes to go into battle, and to keep hope alive on the home front. Willow run will be the greatest adventure ever, Meggie thinks. Square Fish.

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Nory Ryan's Song

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Yearling #ad - Puffin. Times are never easy on Maidin Bay, but this year, a terrible blight attacks the potatoes. Every year nory's father goes away on a fishing boat and returns with the rent money for the English lord who owns their cottage and fields, the English lord bent upon forcing the Irish from their land so he can tumble the cottages and clear the fields for grazing.

Nory ryan's family has lived on maidin Bay on the west coast of Ireland for generations, raising a pig and a few chickens, planting potatoes, getting by. No crop means starvation. Square Fish. Dell Yearling. Twelve-year-old nory must summon the courage and ingenuity to find food, to find hope, to find a way to help her family survive.

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Number the Stars

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HMH Books for Young Readers HO-9780547577098 #ad - 9780547577098. As the german troops begin their campaign to "relocate" all the Jews of Denmark, Annemarie Johansen’s family takes in Annemarie’s best friend, Ellen Rosen, and conceals her as part of the family. Through the eyes of ten-year-old annemarie, nearly seven thousand people, we watch as the Danish Resistance smuggles almost the entire Jewish population of Denmark, across the sea to Sweden.

The heroism of an entire nation reminds us that there was pride and human decency in the world even during a time of terror and war. With a new introduction by the author. Dell Yearling. Puffin. Square Fish.

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The Witch of Blackbird Pond

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HMH Books for Young Readers HO-9780547550299 #ad - Just when it seems she must give up, she finds a kindred spirit. Sixteen-year-old kit tyler is marked by suspicion and disapproval from the moment she arrives on the unfamiliar shores of colonial Connecticut in 1687. Square Fish. Elizabeth george speare won the 1959 newbery Medal for this portrayal of a heroine whom readers will admire for her unwavering sense of truth as well as her infinite capacity to love.

9780547550299. 9780547577098. Alone and desperate, she has been forced to leave her beloved home on the island of Barbados and join a family she has never met. But kit’s friendship with hannah tupper, believed by the colonists to be a witch, proves more taboo than she could have imagined and ultimately forces Kit to choose between her heart and her duty.

The Witch of Blackbird Pond #ad - Dell Yearling. Puffin. Torn between her quest for belonging and her desire to be true to herself, Kit struggles to survive in a hostile place.

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