Archie's War

Author: Marcia Williams

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781406352689

Category: Children's stories

Page: 48

View: 8420

In 1914, just before the outbreak of the First World War, 10-year-old Archie is sent a scrapbook in the post from his Uncle Colin. In the years that follow, until the war ends in 1918, we experience life through Archie's eyes and learn about his world and family.
Posted in Children's stories

Archie's War

Author: Marcia Williams

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781406310023

Category: Children's stories

Page: 45

View: 9296

In 1914, just before the outbreak of the First World War, 10-year-old Archie is sent a scrapbook in the post from his Uncle Colin. In the years that follow, until the war ends in 1918, we experience life through Archie's eyes and learn about his world and family.
Posted in Children's stories

Archie's war

my scrapbook of the First World War, 1914-1918

Author: Marcia Williams,Belle Yang

Publisher: Candlewick

ISBN: N.A

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 48

View: 2392

When Archie is given a scrapbook for his tenth birthday in 1914, he chronicles the next four years of his life using documents, artifacts, and comic strips.
Posted in Juvenile Fiction

Archie's War

Author: Margi McAllister

Publisher: Scholastic UK

ISBN: 1407152297

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 192

View: 1857

An animal story full of adventure. Archie's family work on an aristocratic estate. At the outbreak of WWI, Archie is asked to look after Star, the dog of Master Edward who has been called up to fight. When Archie's older brother runs away to join the army, Archie and Star go on a dangerous journey to bring him home. Will they reach him in time?
Posted in Juvenile Fiction

The Chocolate War

Author: Robert Cormier

Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers

ISBN: 0307834298

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 272

View: 7026

One of the most controversial YA novels of all time, The Chocolate War is a modern masterpiece that speaks to fans of S. E. Hinton’s The Outsiders and John Knowles’s A Separate Peace. After suffering rejection from seven major publishers, The Chocolate War made its debut in 1974, and quickly became a bestselling—and provocative—classic for young adults. This chilling portrait of an all-boys prep school casts an unflinching eye on the pitfalls of conformity and corruption in our most elite cultural institutions. “Masterfully structured and rich in theme; the action is well crafted, well timed, suspenseful.”—The New York Times Book Review “The characterizations of all the boys are superb.”—School Library Journal, starred review “Compellingly immediate. . . . Readers will respect the uncompromising ending.”—Kirkus Reviews, starred review An ALA Best Book for Young Adults A School Library Journal Best Book of the Year A Kirkus Reviews Editor’s Choice A New York Times Outstanding Book of the Year From the Trade Paperback edition.
Posted in Young Adult Fiction

My Secret War Diary, by Flossie Albright

My History of the Second World War, 1939-1945

Author: Marcia Williams

Publisher: Candlewick Press (MA)

ISBN: 9780763641115

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 141

View: 303

When nine-year-old Flossie starts her diary and scrapbook on July 27, 1939, her mother has already died and her father has just joined the Dorsetshire Regiment. The Second World War ends for Flossie on August 14, 1945, when her father comes home.
Posted in Juvenile Fiction

A Bear in War

Author: Stephanie Innes,Harry Endrulat,Brian Deines

Publisher: Pajama Press Inc.

ISBN: 1927485126

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 40

View: 1645

A poignant picture book that serves as a gentle introduction to war and the meaning of Memorial Day relates the tale of a young girl who slips her teddy bear into a care package for her father, a medic posted to the trenches of France during World War I.
Posted in Juvenile Nonfiction

War Game

Village Green to No-man's-land

Author: Michael Foreman

Publisher: Pavilion Children's

ISBN: 9781843650898

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 96

View: 2585

A special lavishly illustrated new edition of Michael Foreman's classic story. It's 1914 when everything changes for a group of bys growing up and playing football in the Suffolk countryside. Far away, in a place called Sarajevo, an Archduke has been killed and a web of global events results in a call for all British men to do their duty 'for King and Country' and join the army to fight the germans overseas. The boys sign up for what sounds like an adventure and a chance to see the world. After basic training the boys sail to France where they find themselves fighting on the front line. Living in the trenches in constant fear for their lives is nothing like they expected and only a bombed-out wasteland, no-man's-land, separates their trences from those of their German enemies. Then, on Christmas Day, something remarkable happens as the German and British armies stop fighting and meet in the middle of no-man's-land. The enemies talk, play football and become friends. But the war isn't over, the two sides resume fighting and the group of Suffolk lads are ordered to charge across no-man's-land...
Posted in Juvenile Nonfiction

Lord of the Nutcracker Men

Author: Iain Lawrence

Publisher: Laurel Leaf

ISBN: 0307537897

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 240

View: 2361

Ten-year-old Johnny eagerly plays at war with the army of nutcracker soldiers his toymaker father whittles for him. He demolishes imaginary foes. But in 1914 Germany looms as the real enemy of Europe, and all too soon Johnny’s father is swept up in the war to end all wars. He proudly enlists with his British countrymen to fight at the front in France. The war, though, is nothing like what any soldier or person at home expected. The letters that arrive from Johnny’s dad reveal the ugly realities of combat — and the soldiers he carves and encloses begin to bear its scars. Still, Johnny adds these soldiers to his armies of Huns, Tommies, and Frenchmen, engaging them in furious fights. But when these games seem to foretell his dad’s real battles, Johnny thinks he possesses godlike powers over his wooden men. He fears he controls his father’s fate, the lives of all the soldiers in no-man’s land, and the outcome of the war itself. From the Hardcover edition.
Posted in Juvenile Fiction

The Little Hen and the Great War

Author: Jennifer Beck

Publisher: Scholastic UK

ISBN: 1407171135

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 40

View: 3688

A young soldier is fighting in the trenches of wartime France when he finds a hen, skinny, scruffy, and starving. He tucks her into his jacket and takes her with him... A beautiful story of unexpected friendship in the midst of fighting and devastation.
Posted in Juvenile Fiction

My War Diary 1914-1918

Author: Ethel M. Bilbrough

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1473502624

Category: History

Page: 240

View: 7315

Part scrapbook, part memoir, this wonderfully colourful and eloquent diary brims with vivid observations, providing a rare snapshot of what life was like on the Home Front during the First World War. Amateur artist, animal lover and keen writer of letters to the papers, Mrs Bilbrough witnessed the men leaving for war (her husband, Kenneth, a banker in the City, was fortunately too old to be called up); the horses at Waterloo waiting to be transported to France; bombings and airraids; the introduction of the Daylight Saving Bill and food price increases (her consternation as the price of a tin of tongue rose from 2/- to 4/6 is clear!). She also writes at her outrage at the shooting of British nurse Edith Cavell; her sadness when Lord Kitchener is drowned at sea; her alarm as Zeppelins flew over Kent and her anger at the wide-ranging German atrocities. Her relief as war ended is palpable ('PEACE! The armistice is signed, "the day" has come at last! And it is ours!'). Interspersed with her daily jottings are cuttings and cartoons, her own watercolours and drawings and the colourful flags that were sold to raise money for the troops. Charming yet moving, this diary gives us a taste of what it was really like to live through the Great War, seen from the perspective of an acute social observer.
Posted in History

The Archies

Author: Matthew Rosenberg,Alex Segura

Publisher: Archie Comic Publications (Trade)

ISBN: 1682558924

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 144

View: 5757

The rockin' debut arc featuring the battle of friendship vs. fame, with a few special guests along the way! Follow Archie's quest to make his songwriting dreams a reality, and see what happens when the rock 'n' roll dream starts affecting his relationships with his closest friends. As The Archies face a rocky start to their first-ever tour, they find unexpected drama among the members! Can Betty and Archie reconcile their artistic differences? Can real-life indie pop trio CHVRCHES provide the guidance they need to weather the storm? Join co-writers Alex Segura (Archie Meets Ramones) and Matthew Rosenberg (Marvel's Punisher, Kingpin, Rocket Raccoon) and artist Joe Eisma (Archie, Riverdale) for a power-pop collection that goes loud on the music, fun and friendship.
Posted in Comics & Graphic Novels

Wild Boy

Author: Rob Lloyd Jones

Publisher: Candlewick Press

ISBN: 0763667692

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 304

View: 4927

Murder mystery meets carnival flair in a rollicking Victorian adventure centered on a boy with a unique appearance — and unique gifts. In the seedy underworld of Victorian London, a boy is born and abandoned. Snatched up by an unscrupulous and abusive showman, Wild Boy, covered in hair from head to toe, becomes a sideshow freak. Isolated from other children and wickedly abused by the cruel master who bought him, Wild Boy becomes an avid observer, developing Sherlock Holmes–like deductive skills. Although he is tormented and insulted, kicked and spat at, his quick mind takes in everything he sees. When a murder occurs at the fair, Wild Boy is hastily accused. Can he use his powers of deduction to save himself? And will the talented and spunky young acrobat Clarissa be with him — or against him? Readers will be swept along by the cinematic pace, immersed in the vivid historical setting, and gripped by suspense as they wait to find out if a better fate could possibly await someone so very different.
Posted in Juvenile Fiction

Beyond the Chocolate War

Author: Robert Cormier

Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers

ISBN: 0307834263

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 288

View: 4254

The school year is almost at an end, and the chocolate sale is ancient history. But no one at Trinity School can forget the Chocolate War. Devious Archie Costello, commander of the secret school organization called the Vigils, still has some torturous assignments to hand out before he graduates. In spite of this pleasure, Archie is troubled that his right-hand man, Obie, has started to move away from the Vigils. Luckily Archie knows his stooges will fix that. But Obie has some plans of his own.
Posted in Young Adult Fiction

The Matchbox Diary

Author: Paul Fleischman

Publisher: Candlewick Press

ISBN: 0763646016

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 36

View: 8484

Follows a girl's perusal of her great-grandfather's collection of matchboxes and small curios that document his poignant immigration journey from Italy to a new country.
Posted in Juvenile Fiction

My First World War

Author: Daniel James

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780749671150

Category: Personal narratives

Page: 45

View: 3759

This book provides real-life accounts from people who lived, worked and fought during the First World War.
Posted in Personal narratives

John Henry

Author: Julius Lester

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0803716060

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 40

View: 6598

Retells the life of the legendary African American hero who raced against a steam drill to cut through a mountain.
Posted in Juvenile Fiction

Noah's Ark and Other Bible Stories

Author: Marcia Williams

Publisher: Walker

ISBN: 9781406326109

Category: Bible stories

Page: 37

View: 3736

In the beginning there was only God - then he started creating! The last & most troublesome of all his creations were men & women. God was forever having to give them a helping hand, as these stories reveal. Read all about the adventures of Adam & Eve in the Garden of Eden, Noah & his ark, Joseph & his fabulous robe, & David & Goliath.
Posted in Bible stories

The Wrong Boy

Author: Suzy Zail

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781406349276

Category: Jewish girls

Page: 256

View: 2425

Hanna is a talented pianist. When the Budapest Jews are rounded up and sent to Auschwitz, Hanna and her mother and sister are separated from her father. Her mother becomes increasingly mentally ill until she too is taken away somewhere. Her sister Erika is slowly starving to death. Presented with the opportunity to play piano for the camp commander, Hanna is desperate to be chosen. Before she knows it she has fallen in love with the wrong boy.
Posted in Jewish girls