World War II for Kids

World War II for Kids

A History With 21 Activities

Book - 2002
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Tells the history of World War II and adds a human, global perspective by including excerpts from actual wartime letters, personal anecdotes from people who lived through the war and stories from Holocaust survivors. Twenty-one activities show children how it felt to live through this period in history.
Publisher: Chicago : Chicago Review Press, c2002
Edition: 1st ed. --
ISBN: 9781556524554
Branch Call Number: J 940.53 Pan
Characteristics: xi, 164 p. : ill. (some col.), maps (some col.) ; 22 x 28 cm


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SPL_Childrens Nov 07, 2013

As Remembrance Day approaches, Richard Panchyk’s World War II for Kids deserves special mention among the many informative books for students available from the Stratford Public Library on the subject of the Second World War.

Jam-packed with information, the book also includes twenty-one related activities which help in some small part to illuminate what the life of a soldier and life on the home front was like during the war years. Readers can discover the basics of preparing a ration kit, writing a standard “V-mail” letter, writing in code, deciphering a code, using camouflage, going on a reconnaissance mission, tracking latitude and longitude, using military time and other skills.

The origins of World War II, the contributions of women to the war effort, the battles in the Pacific, the role of government propaganda and rationing at home are just some of the topics that are addressed in this detailed, indexed resource. Portions of letters written by soldiers, people’s memories of the war, photos, maps, a timeline, a glossary and many sources of further information are included.

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SPL_Childrens Nov 07, 2013

SPL_Childrens thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 9 and 14


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