Picture Books About Times of War

War and violence are hard and delicate subjects to tackle with a child, and yet some children develop a passion for learning about wars, hopefully because the notion is so foreign to them that they can’t really wrap their minds around it, or fathom the reality and implications of war and death. And some children are just really attracted to history and fascinated by the sometimes heroic aspects of wars and battles fought.

Here is a list of picture books, non-fictional or historical fiction, aimed at children of school age, or 6 - 12 years old. The books should highlight a war, or a wartime moment in history, illustrate war conditions, children in war or conflict, political turmoil, suppressive regimes, important historical personalities, deeds of bravery, altruism, compassion or survival.

Please do not add e-books or self published children’s books. Books promoted by ‘author review circle’ groups will be removed.
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