Books for Days of Remembrance

By Luis Diaz | April 8 2021 | General

On April 8th, the nation observes Days of Remembrance in an effort to remember the six million Jewish victims of the Holocaust as well as honor survivors and pay tribute to liberators. To learn more about Days of Remembrance, click here.

 

What Was the Holocaust?

Gail Herman traces the rise of Hitler and the Nazis, whose rabid anti-Semitism led first to humiliating anti-Jewish laws, then to ghettos all over Eastern Europe, and ultimately to the Final Solution. She presents just enough information for an elementary-school audience in a readable, well-researched book that covers one of the most horrible times in history.

 

I am Anne Frank

The 22nd book in the New York Times bestselling series of biographies about heroes tells the story of Anne Frank, the young Jewish girl who documented her life while hiding from the Nazis during World War II.

 

The Perfect Horse

In this inspiring young readers adaptation of the New York Times bestseller, one American troop will save the world’s most precious horses during the final stretch of World War II.

 

World War II

When Jack and Annie came back from their adventure in Magic Tree House Super Edition #1: World at War, 1944, they had lots of questions. How did World War II begin? Why were so many innocent people killed? What was D-Day? Find out the answers to these questions and more as Jack and Annie learn all about one of the darkest hours of history.

 

DK Readers L3: The Story of Anne Frank

Thirteen-year-old Anne Frank went into hiding from the Nazis with her family in 1942. Read the remarkable story of her life, death, and legacy. The 48-page Level 3 books, designed for children who can read on their own, contain more complex sentence structure and more detail.

 

Surprising Spies

This thoroughly researched collection of biographies profiles several courageous individuals who resisted the Axis Powers via espionage and heroism. Includes numerous photos and features such fascinating accounts like that of Moe Berg, a major-league baseball player and potential assassin; Noor Inayat Khan, a Sufi princess and wireless operator; and Juan Pujol Garcia, a storyteller and double agent. Also features sections on invisible ink, ciphers and codes, resistance fighters, and infamous missions such as Operation Mincemeat.

 

The Harmonica

When the Nazis invaded Poland, a family is split apart. The parents are sent to one concentration camp, their son to another. Only his father’s gift, a harmonica, keeps the boy’s hopes alive and, miraculously, ensures his survival. When an officer discovers his talent, he makes the boy play each night. Through music the boy invokes his parents and brings comfort to the other prisoners, lifting their spirits if only for a moment at time.

 


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Holocaust Remembrance Titles for Elementary School


 

What Was the Holocaust?
978-0-451-53390-6
A thoughtful and age-appropriate introduction to an unimaginable event--the Holocaust.
$5.99 US
Jun 19, 2018
Paperback
112 Pages
Penguin Workshop
Grades 3-7

I am Anne Frank
978-0-525-55594-0
The 22nd book in the New York Times bestselling series of biographies about heroes tells the story of Anne Frank, the young Jewish girl who documented her life while hiding from the Nazis during World War II.
$15.99 US
Oct 13, 2020
Hardcover
40 Pages
Dial Books
Grades K-3

The Perfect Horse
The Daring Rescue of Horses Kidnapped During World War II
978-0-525-64477-4
In this inspiring young readers' adaptation of the New York Times bestseller, one American troop will save the world's most precious horses during the final stretch of World War II.
$8.99 US
Feb 18, 2020
Paperback
272 Pages
Yearling
Grades 3-7

World War II
A Nonfiction Companion to Magic Tree House Super Edition #1: World at War, 1944
978-1-101-93639-9
With a simple, direct approach that Magic Tree House readers can understand, Jack and Annie track the facts about World War II.
$6.99 US
Mar 14, 2017
Paperback
144 Pages
Random House Books for Young Readers
Grades 4-7

DK Readers L3: The Story of Anne Frank
978-0-7894-7379-0
Thirteen-year-old Anne Frank went into hiding from the Nazis with her family in 1942. Read the remarkable story of her life, death, and legacy. The 48-page Level 3 books, designed for children who can read on their own, contain more complex sentence structure and more detail. Young readers will devour these kid-friendly titles, which cover high-interest topics such as sharks, and the Bermuda Triangle, as well as classics like Aladdin. Information boxes highlight historical references, trivia, pronunciation, and other facts about words and names mentioned. Averaging 2,400 to 2,800 words, these books offer a 50/50 picture-to-text ratio. The Dorling Kindersley Readers combine an enticing visual layout with high-interest, easy-to-read stories to captivate and delight young bookworms who are just getting started. Written by leading children's authors and compiled in consultation with literacy experts, these engaging books build reader confidence along with a lifelong appreciation for nonfiction, classic stories, and biographies. There is a DK Reader to interest every child at every level, from preschool to grade 4.
$4.99 US
Mar 14, 2001
Paperback
48 Pages
DK Children
Grades 2-4

Surprising Spies
Unexpected Heroes of World War II
978-0-8234-3757-3
Would you spy for your country? Discover the World War II spies who lived among the shadows and the ones who lived in the limelight--disguised in plain sight!
$19.99 US
Nov 17, 2020
Hardcover
160 Pages
Holiday House
Grades 3-7

The Harmonica
978-1-57091-489-8
This powerful story, inspired by the life of a Holocaust survivor, is a testament to the human spirit and the transcendent power of music. When the Nazis invaded Poland, a family is split apart. The parents are sent to one concentration camp, their son to another. Only his father's gift, a harmonica, keeps the boy's hopes alive and, miraculously, ensures his survival. When an officer discovers his talent, he makes the boy play each night. Through music the boy invokes his parents and brings comfort to the other prisoners, lifting their spirits if only for a moment at time. Ron Mazellan's luminous artwork depicts the bleakness of the time, while letting the beauty that hope can bring through the darkness shine.
$7.95 US
Jul 01, 2008
Paperback
32 Pages
Charlesbridge
Grades 2-5