Best Children's Books Involving War
Books (fiction and non-fiction) that are about war and/or take place during a time of war. These books are appropriate for ages 12 and under.
1 The Diary of a Young Girl
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4.06 of 5 stars 4.06 avg rating — 1,376,188 ratings
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2 Number the Stars
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4.08 of 5 stars 4.08 avg rating — 275,032 ratings
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3 Johnny Tremain
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3.56 of 5 stars 3.56 avg rating — 24,560 ratings
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4 The Book Thief
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4.36 of 5 stars 4.36 avg rating — 713,803 ratings
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5 Chains (Seeds of America, #1)
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4.08 of 5 stars 4.08 avg rating — 20,382 ratings
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6 Summer of My German Soldier...
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3.63 of 5 stars 3.63 avg rating — 11,262 ratings
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7 Forge (Seeds of America, #2)
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4.1 of 5 stars 4.10 avg rating — 5,965 ratings
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8 War Horse (War Horse, #1)
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4.1 of 5 stars 4.10 avg rating — 20,441 ratings
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9 Leviathan (Leviathan, #1)
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3.9 of 5 stars 3.90 avg rating — 52,220 ratings
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10 Uncle Hitler: A Child's Tra...
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3.56 of 5 stars 3.56 avg rating — 9 ratings
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11 Meet Molly: An American Gir...
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3.91 of 5 stars 3.91 avg rating — 4,752 ratings
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12 A Boy at War: A Novel of Pe...
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3.77 of 5 stars 3.77 avg rating — 974 ratings
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13 The Red Badge of Courage
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3.16 of 5 stars 3.16 avg rating — 57,344 ratings
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13 10,000 Days of Thunder: A H...
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3.87 of 5 stars 3.87 avg rating — 89 ratings
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15 The Endless Steppe: Growing...
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3.95 of 5 stars 3.95 avg rating — 2,986 ratings
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16 The Good Fight: How World W...
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4.06 of 5 stars 4.06 avg rating — 109 ratings
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17 Anastasia: The Last Grand D...
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3.86 of 5 stars 3.86 avg rating — 5,758 ratings
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18 Remembrance
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4.0 of 5 stars 4.00 avg rating — 566 ratings
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19 Behemoth (Leviathan, #2)
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4.2 of 5 stars 4.20 avg rating — 21,661 ratings
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20 Goliath (Leviathan, #3)
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4.27 of 5 stars 4.27 avg rating — 17,255 ratings
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21 Whispers of War: The War of...
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3.75 of 5 stars 3.75 avg rating — 466 ratings
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22 Off to War: Voices of Soldi...
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3.65 of 5 stars 3.65 avg rating — 66 ratings
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23 Christmas in the Trenches
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4.11 of 5 stars 4.11 avg rating — 105 ratings
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24 Going Solo
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3.99 of 5 stars 3.99 avg rating — 11,007 ratings
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25 Chittagong Summer of 1930
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4.0 of 5 stars 4.00 avg rating — 10 ratings
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26 The Royal Rajputs: Strange ...
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4.36 of 5 stars 4.36 avg rating — 22 ratings
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27 The Sherwood Ring
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4.13 of 5 stars 4.13 avg rating — 1,868 ratings
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28 Sadako and the Thousand Pap...
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4.07 of 5 stars 4.07 avg rating — 10,429 ratings
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29 The Upstairs Room
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3.85 of 5 stars 3.85 avg rating — 6,753 ratings
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30 Little Women (Little Women,...
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4.0 of 5 stars 4.00 avg rating — 991,441 ratings
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30 The Midnight Ride of Paul R...
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4.05 of 5 stars 4.05 avg rating — 1,362 ratings
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32 Gettysburg: The Graphic Novel
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3.53 of 5 stars 3.53 avg rating — 169 ratings
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33 The Secret Soldier: The Sto...
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3.78 of 5 stars 3.78 avg rating — 206 ratings
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34 The Reb and the Redcoats
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4.16 of 5 stars 4.16 avg rating — 132 ratings
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35 Escape From Warsaw
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3.96 of 5 stars 3.96 avg rating — 3,181 ratings
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36 Private Peaceful
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4.16 of 5 stars 4.16 avg rating — 9,673 ratings
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37 In Flanders Fields: The Sto...
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4.35 of 5 stars 4.35 avg rating — 46 ratings
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38 Children of War: Voices of ...
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3.94 of 5 stars 3.94 avg rating — 125 ratings
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39 The Little Ships: The Heroi...
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3.89 of 5 stars 3.89 avg rating — 54 ratings
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40 World War II
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4.12 of 5 stars 4.12 avg rating — 127 ratings
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41 World War I
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4.2 of 5 stars 4.20 avg rating — 88 ratings
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42 Iron Thunder: The Battle Be...
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3.76 of 5 stars 3.76 avg rating — 857 ratings
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43 Liberty or Death: The Ameri...
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4.0 of 5 stars 4.00 avg rating — 29 ratings
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44 The Day My Father Became a ...
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3.8 of 5 stars 3.80 avg rating — 61 ratings
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44 My Brother Sam Is Dead
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3.37 of 5 stars 3.37 avg rating — 9,975 ratings
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44 Heart of a Shepherd
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3.79 of 5 stars 3.79 avg rating — 983 ratings
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47 Bull Rider
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3.93 of 5 stars 3.93 avg rating — 402 ratings
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48 In Flanders Fields
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4.07 of 5 stars 4.07 avg rating — 73 ratings
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48 Rebels of the Heavenly Kingdom
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3.39 of 5 stars 3.39 avg rating — 127 ratings
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48 Chittagong: Eye of the Tige...
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3.25 of 5 stars 3.25 avg rating — 4 ratings
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51 Good Brother, Bad Brother: ...
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3.84 of 5 stars 3.84 avg rating — 148 ratings
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51 Enemy Brothers
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4.53 of 5 stars 4.53 avg rating — 183 ratings
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51 Dawn of Fear
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3.56 of 5 stars 3.56 avg rating — 150 ratings
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51 Brothers Far From Home: The...
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3.9 of 5 stars 3.90 avg rating — 488 ratings
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55 Silver for General Washingt...
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3.91 of 5 stars 3.91 avg rating — 33 ratings
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55 Last Chance Bay
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4.0 of 5 stars 4.00 avg rating — 8 ratings
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57 The Lights Go On Again
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3.96 of 5 stars 3.96 avg rating — 964 ratings
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58 Looking At The Moon (The Gu...
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4.06 of 5 stars 4.06 avg rating — 1,170 ratings
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59 The Sky Is Falling (The Gue...
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4.14 of 5 stars 4.14 avg rating — 1,998 ratings
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60 Back Home
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4.05 of 5 stars 4.05 avg rating — 1,194 ratings
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61 From Anna
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4.08 of 5 stars 4.08 avg rating — 511 ratings
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62 The Little Regiment and Oth...
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3.39 of 5 stars 3.39 avg rating — 36 ratings
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63 Bull Run
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3.41 of 5 stars 3.41 avg rating — 638 ratings
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64 The River Between Us
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3.75 of 5 stars 3.75 avg rating — 2,587 ratings
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65 War Game
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3.98 of 5 stars 3.98 avg rating — 61 ratings
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66 The Lion and the Unicorn
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3.93 of 5 stars 3.93 avg rating — 45 ratings
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67 Carrie's War
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3.82 of 5 stars 3.82 avg rating — 3,869 ratings
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68 Toro! Toro!
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3.52 of 5 stars 3.52 avg rating — 587 ratings
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69 Proud as a Peacock, Brave a...
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4.38 of 5 stars 4.38 avg rating — 24 ratings
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70 George vs. George: The Amer...
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4.05 of 5 stars 4.05 avg rating — 254 ratings
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71 Behind the Blue and Gray: T...
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3.82 of 5 stars 3.82 avg rating — 17 ratings
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72 Farewell to Manzanar: A Tru...
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3.46 of 5 stars 3.46 avg rating — 5,990 ratings
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73 A Long Way Gone: Memoirs Of...
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4.13 of 5 stars 4.13 avg rating — 80,622 ratings
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74 The Frightful First World War
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4.01 of 5 stars 4.01 avg rating — 995 ratings
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75 The Woeful Second World War
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4.06 of 5 stars 4.06 avg rating — 888 ratings
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76 The Smashing Saxons
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3.99 of 5 stars 3.99 avg rating — 485 ratings
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77 The Stormin' Normans
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3.92 of 5 stars 3.92 avg rating — 489 ratings
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78 The Blitzed Brits
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3.93 of 5 stars 3.93 avg rating — 666 ratings
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79 You Wouldn't Want to Be an ...
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3.39 of 5 stars 3.39 avg rating — 54 ratings
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80 The French Revolution (Revo...
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3.0 of 5 stars 3.00 avg rating — 3 ratings
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81 In the Reign of Terror: The...
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4.07 of 5 stars 4.07 avg rating — 338 ratings
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82 Civil War
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4.36 of 5 stars 4.36 avg rating — 22 ratings
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83 Vietnam War
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4.1 of 5 stars 4.10 avg rating — 40 ratings
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84 Civil Wars
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4.0 of 5 stars 4.00 avg rating — 2 ratings
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85 Soldier [With CDROM]
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3.88 of 5 stars 3.88 avg rating — 16 ratings
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86 The Unknown Soldier
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3.8 of 5 stars 3.80 avg rating — 10 ratings
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87 Remembering John McCrae: So...
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3.5 of 5 stars 3.50 avg rating — 6 ratings
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88 A Bear in War
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4.36 of 5 stars 4.36 avg rating — 36 ratings
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89 A Poppy Is to Remember
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4.33 of 5 stars 4.33 avg rating — 27 ratings
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90 No Borrowed Glory: A Revolu...
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2.5 of 5 stars 2.50 avg rating — 4 ratings
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91 The Day of the Pelican
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3.68 of 5 stars 3.68 avg rating — 562 ratings
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92 Girl of Kosovo
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3.85 of 5 stars 3.85 avg rating — 79 ratings
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93 In the Shadow of the Alamo
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3.89 of 5 stars 3.89 avg rating — 35 ratings
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94 Pearl Harbor Is Burning!: A...
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3.67 of 5 stars 3.67 avg rating — 18 ratings
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95 The Journal of Ben Uchida: ...
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3.71 of 5 stars 3.71 avg rating — 440 ratings
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96 Leigh Ann's Civil War
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3.71 of 5 stars 3.71 avg rating — 157 ratings
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97 Soldier's Secret: The Story...
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3.66 of 5 stars 3.66 avg rating — 180 ratings
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98 Hattie Big Sky (Hattie, #1)
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3.95 of 5 stars 3.95 avg rating — 10,042 ratings
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99 My Brother's Shadow
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3.65 of 5 stars 3.65 avg rating — 69 ratings
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100 Lafayette and the American ...
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3.8 of 5 stars 3.80 avg rating — 173 ratings
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