A couple of weeks ago I reviewed the current exhibition at the Imperial War Museum London, Once Upon A Wartime: Classic War Stories for Children (part 1, part 2). The final section of the exhibition is dedicated to a library of books for children about war and conflict and I am now able to share with you the list of books chosen to be included in this library.
The staff at the Imperial War Museum compiled their list of books with the help of Dr Geoff Fox, co-author (with Kate Agnew) of Children at War, an authoritative guide to the literature for young readers concerning war in the twentieth century.
Books on the list include:
The full list can be found here (as a pdf document), on the Imperial War Museum website
Through posting my review of Once Upon a Wartime I was introduced to the work of Rosanne Parry, Suzanne Morgan Williams and Sarah Lewis Holmes, who have given panel talks on Military Families in Fiction. They have also compiled an in-depth list of resources under the heading “Connecting with Students from Military Families“. Whilst focussed on US military families, this master list includes a number of literature based resources that might be useful and interesting for anyone studying or teaching (children’s) books about war and conflict.