Picture Books About War
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The Angel with the Mouth Organ by Christobel Mattingley is a wonderful book about being a refugee in war-torn Europe - always makes me cry.
Sami and the Time of the Troubles
Why= no text, pic book in which two animals, I think a frog and a mouse, argue about possession of something and it escalates into a war and destroys the very thing they argued about. The message is very clear that war is not the way to solve one's problems.
Sam the Minuteman
The Wall by Eve Bunting is about the Vietnam Memorial in DC and the emotional responses it arouses.
The Butter Battle Book by Seuss
My Grandfather's Journey by Allen Say
Hiroshima No Pika by a Japanese author, Toshi Maruki published in the United States by Lothrop, Lee and Shepard, N Y, 1980 ISBN 0-699-01297-3 It is a powerful picture book from paintings by the author inspired by an encounter with a survivor of Hiroshima telling of trying to escape The Flash, carrying her husband on her back.
The Butterfly by Patricia Pollacco 2000 A new autobiographical picture book by Pollacco about family experiences during World War II. As always, a lovely book from Pollacco. My teachers are using it in the 8th grade Holocaust Unit.
War Game or War Games , not sure which it is. by Michael Foreman. The publisher has let it go out of stock so it is hard to locate. It's based on a true story during WWI or II, a Christmas Day, when during a mutually called truce for the day, the two opposing sides enjoy a friendly games of soccer.
War Boy is a good one.
Nim and the War Effort by Lee
The Miracle Tree by Christobel Mattingley
The Staircase Cat by Colin Thompson
Remembering The Story of a Soldier by Virginia Mayo
Harry and the Anzac Poppy by John Lockyer
My Hiroshima by Junko Morimoto
Feathers and Fools by Mem Fox
The Blue and The Gray by Eve Bunting.
So far from the sea by Eve Bunting
The bracelet by Uchida (Japanese internment)
Let the Celebrations Begin by Margaret Wild (a picture book about the Holocaust)
In Flanders Field by Linda Granfield is a picture book version of the WWI poem
Sleds on Boston Common :A story from the American Revolution by Robert Parker
Shin's Tricycle by Tatsuharu Kodama
The Children We Remember by Chana Byers Abells
Baseball Saved Us by Ken Mochizuki
Nobody wants a nuclear war by Vigna
Year of the perfect Christmas tree by Houston (family at home)
Redcoats and Petticoats by Katherine Kirkpatrick (Revolutionary War)
The Little Ships: Heroic rescue at Dunkirk by Louise Borden
Nim and the War Effort by Milly Lee
Cecil's Story by George Ella Lyon
The lily cupboard by Shulamith Levey Oppenheim
In my pocket by Dorrith M. Simm
The drummer boy by Ann Turner
Best Friends by Polacco
Shin's Tricycle by Tatsuharu Kodama
Fireflies in the Dark by Goldman
My Secret Camera: life in Lodz Ghetto by Grossman
Peace Crane by Hanamaka
Sami and the time of Troubles (Lebenon) by Heide
Katie's Trunk (Rev War) by Turner
Peacebound Trains by Balgassi
Cello of Mr. O by Jane Cutler
The Feather-Bed Journey by Paula Feder
Flowers on the Wall by Miriam Nerlove.
Patrol : An American Soldier in Vietnam by Walter Dean Myers ; collages by Ann Grifalconi.