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Anne Frank's Chestnut Tree

By: Jane Kohuth
illustrated by: Elizabeth Sayles

Hidden away in their Secret Annex in Amsterdam during World War II, Anne Frank and her family could not breathe fresh air or see the blue sky for years. But through an attic window Anne could see the branches...

Tunes for Bears to Dance To

By: Robert Cormier

Money’s tight and Henry is lucky to have the job at Mr. Hairston’s grocery store. His parents are both lost in despair following the death of Henry’s older brother, and Henry is glad...

Black Radishes

By: Susan Lynn Meyer

Sydney Taylor Honor Award Winner Black Radishes is a suspenseful WWII/Holocaust story, in which one boy learns what it means to be Jewish and French at a time when everything is changing.  ...


The Lily Pond

By: Annika Thor
translated from the Swedish by: Linda Schenck

A Mildred L. Batchelder Honor Book and an ALA-ALSC Notable Children’s Book, The Lily Pond continues the story of two Jewish sisters who left Austria during WWII/Holocaust and found refuge in...

I Will Come Back for You: A Family in Hiding During World War II

By: Marisabina Russo
illustrated by: Marisabina Russo

What was it like to grow up Jewish in Italy during World War II? Sit with a little girl as her grandmother tells the story of her childhood in Rome, of being separated from her father, and of going into...

I Will Come Back for You: A Family in Hiding During World War II

By: Marisabina Russo
illustrated by: Marisabina Russo

What was it like to grow up Jewish in Italy during World War II? Sit with a little girl as her grandmother tells the story of her childhood in Rome, of being separated from her father, and of going into...


A Faraway Island

By: Annika Thor
translated from the Swedish by: Linda Schenck

Two Jewish sister leave Austria during WWII/Holocaust and find refuge in Sweden.It's the summer of 1939. Two Jewish sisters from Vienna—12-year-old Stephie Steiner and seven-year-old Nellie—are...

Duck & Goose, 1, 2, 3

By: Tad Hills
illustrated by: Tad Hills

PRESCHOOLERS WILL CHEER the return of Duck and Goose! All the favorite characters, including Bluebird and Thistle, return—this time to introduce basic counting concepts.One goose. Two ducks. Three...

The Other Half of Life

By: Kim Ablon Whitney

A heartbreaking novel based on the true story of a World War II voyage.In May of 1939, the SS St. Francis sets sail from Germany, carrying German Jews and other refugees away from Hitler’s regime....