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OLD - World War I

Imaginative and informative books about "the war to end all wars," 1914-1918. Click here for a print-friendly version of this list.


Picture Books (JE)


Du Bois Forbidden Forest
Wells The Language of Doves    (See also PT JE Wells)

Children’s Fiction (J)


Decker The Letter Home
Foreman War Game
Jones The Night Flyers    (Paperback)
Kinsey-Warnock The Night the Bells Rang
Lawrence Lord of the Nutcracker Men
Morpurgo War Horse
Skrypuch Silver Threads

Junior High Fiction (Y)


Havill Eyes Like Willy’s
Levine When Christmas Comes Again: The World War I Diary of Simone Spencer
Morpurgo Private Peaceful
Spillebeen Kipling’s Choice

Nonfiction, Folktales & Poetry


Y940.4 Cooper Hell Fighters: African American Soldiers in World War I
J940.3 Dolan America in World War I
J811 Granfield In Flanders Fields: The Story of the Poem by John McCrae
J REF 977.3 EN Encyclopedia of Chicago
Y391 Mee 1900-20: Linen & Lace
Y940.4 Preston Remember the Lusitania!
Y623 Ross The Technology of World War I
Y940.4 Schomp Letters from the Battlefront: World War I
Y973.91 Stone The Progressive Era and World War I
J629.13 Weitzman Jenny: The Airplane That Taught America to Fly

Last Updated: 5/16

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