Wednesday, May 22, 2013

War Stories...

Memorial Day is on May 27 this year.  It is a day to remember those who died in active military service.  While it is important to remember and honor those who died, it is also important to remember those who have served and are serving, and those affected by war whether adult, child or animal.  Below is a list of books available in the Children's Room at the North Castle Library that shows us what it means to serve and survive war.
Picture Books

1) Hero mom by Melinda Hardin
2) Hero dad by Melinda Hardin

3) The enemy: a book about peace by Davide Cali
4) Proud as a peacock, brave as a lion by Jane Barclay

5) Baseball saved us by Ken Mochizuki
6) Running with the horses

7) How I learned geography by Uri Shulevitz
8) Sparrow girl by Sara Pennypacker

Nonfiction Books

1) Nubs: the true story of a mutt, a marine, & a miracle
2) Military animals by Julie Murray

3) Franklin and Winston: a Christmas that changed the world by Douglas Wood
4) Nurse, soldier, spy: the story of Sarah Edmonds: a Civil War hero by Marissa Moss

5) Notorious Benedict Arnold: a true story of adventure, heroism, and treachery by Steve Sheinkin
6) The wall by Eve Bunting
7) Escape from Saigon: how a Vietnam war orphan becomes an American boy by Andrea Warren

8) Beyond courage: the untold story of Jewish resistance during the Holocaust by Doreen Rappaport
9) Candy bomber: the story of the Berlin airlift's "Chocolate Pilot" by Michael O. Tunnell
10) Bomb: the race to build and steal the world's most dangerous weapon by Steve Sheinkin

Fiction Books

1) Attach of the turtle by Drew Carlson
2) Storm before Atlanta by Karen Schwabachi
3) Green glass sea by Ellen Klages

4) Midnight zoo by Sonya Hartnett
5) Soldier bear by Bibi Dumon Tak
6) Cracker!: the best dog in Vietnam by Cynthia Kadohata

7) Breaking Stalin's nose by Eugene Yelchin
8) Black radishes by Susan Meyer
9) Red Umbrella by Christina Diaz Gonzalez

10) A million shades of gray by Cynthia Kadohata
11) All the broken pieces by Ann Burg
12) War games by Audrey Couloumbis

Remember those who served in our military and honor those who died in service this Monday, May 27!

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