Fighting the war at home
Jennifer Minicus | Jan 27 2015 | comment  
Young Ike dreams of joining the army.

The futility of war
Jane Fagan | Oct 20 2014 | comment  
The life of a young girl in Hiroshima during WWII.

How much do you value books?
Jane Fagan | Feb 21 2014 | comment  
An award-winning author; a "rising star" illustrator

A story that needs to be told
Jane Fagan | Feb 7 2014 | comment  
A rare account of a boy on Schindler's List.

War pits brother against brother
Jennifer Minicus | Aug 22 2013 | comment  
An award winning book about the American Civil War.

Historical Fiction for Teens
Clare Cannon | Apr 9 2013 | comment  
A series that puts heart into history.

The Winged Watchman
Margaret Hannon | Jun 16 2012 | comment  
A story of patriotism, faith and family.

The Four Adventures of Richard Hannay
Tim Golden | Apr 26 2012 | comment  
To trap a brilliant German, Richard Hannay has to pose as a pacifist.

Shooting Kabul
Jennifer Minicus | Apr 16 2012 | comment  
A wonderful story about family loyalty.

Moon Over Manifest
Jennifer Minicus | May 6 2011 | comment  
This Newbery winner has all the makings of a modern classic.

For teens, for mothers, for grandmothers: A Rose for the ANZAC Boys
Clare Cannon | Jan 15 2011 | comment  
This is one of the most moving historical novels I've found.

Dear Olly
Tim Golden | Oct 18 2010 | comment  
Intelligent and talented 18 year old Matt travels to Africa to help war-injured children, leaving his widowed mother and younger sister Olly behind. They, in turn, wait for his letters.

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