The War That Saved My Life Readalikes

21 Jul

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When your friend/colleague/children’s librarian comes into your office with a huge smile and twirls, you know life must be good. Her most recent book discussion for middle school students was on The War That Saved My Life by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley – a book that all eleven kids LOVED with and were so excited about that they talked for double the amount of time they normally do and almost didn’t have time for trivia questions or other activities.

I too, loved this book and am so excited to see kids get excited about it as well! It’s a Newbery Award Honor winner and Schneider Family Book Award Winner that kids and adults alike can enjoy and is also easily accessible, while at the same time teaching kids so many valuable lessons about courage and being different, accepting change and so much more. So, I decided to create a quick list of other titles kids might enjoy if they liked The War That Saved My Life. I focused on World War II novels about a wide-variety of characters and circumstances.  And though I only selected nine additional titles you can find plenty more online, from you local bookseller or your library.

  1. The War I Finally Won by Kimberly  Brubaker Bradley
  2. Number the Stars by Lois Lowry
  3. Paper Wishes by Lois Sepahban
  4. My Family For the War by Anne C. Voorhoeve
  5. Duke by Kirby Larson
  6. Lily’s Crossing by Patricia Reilly Giff
  7. Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys
  8. Shadow on the Mountain by Margi Preus
  9. Hero On a Bicycle by Shirley Hughes
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