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No gun for Ashmir - Mattingley, Christobel
Call Number: F MAT
ISBN: 0140367292
War has come to Asmir's home in Sarajevo. He is torn from his father, his home and everything he has known. He becomes a refugee. This is a story of courage you will never forget.

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Waiting for Anya - Michael Morpurgo
ISBN: 9780140384314
Publication Date: 1997-01-01
Jo places his life in danger when he helps protect a growing number of Jewish children who have sought refuge at a reclusive widow's farm.

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Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes - Coerr, Eleanor
Call Number: JR COE
ISBN: 034026618X
Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes is a true story about a girl named Sadako who lived in Hiroshima,Japan. Sadako dreams to be a very good runner but when she gets dizzy,she can't live that dream. She gets to a hospital and realizes that it is the leukemia hospital.She had heard stories that most of the people have never come out of there. One day Sadako's friend tells her about the thousand paper cranes. The story goes that if you make a thousand paper cranes, the Gods will heal you.

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Hitler's Daughter
ISBN: 0207198012
The bombs were falling and the smoke rising from the concentration camps, but all Hitler's daughter knew was the world of lessons with Fraulein Gelber and the hedgehogs she rescued from the cold.

Was it just a story or did Hitler's daughter really exist? And If you were Hitler's daughter, would all the horror that occurred be your fault, too? Do things that happened a long time ago still matter?

First published in 1999, HITLER'S DAUGHTER has sold over 100,000 copies in Australia alone and has received great critical acclaim, both in Australia and the twelve counties where it has been published. Hitler's Daughter has also won or been shortlisted for 23 awards, both in Australia and internationally, including winner of the 2000 Children's Book Council of Australia Book of the Year for Younger Readers.

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The children of the King
ISBN: 9780670076130
Three children have been sent to live in the countryside, safe from the war in London. When they find two boys hiding in a castle, the past and the future come togetherto make an extraordinary adventure.

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The boy in the striped pyjamas - John Boyne  Icon  Icon
ISBN: 9780385609401
Bruno is the naive, nine year old son of the Commandant of Auschwitz concentration camp. Through his covert friendship with Shmuel, a young Jewish boy, Bruno becomes aware of the cruelty and suffering. A touching, disturbing story.

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Dusk - A love worth fighting for - Eve Edwards
Call Number: F EDW
Publication Date: 2013
The Somme, Forward Medical Station, 1 July 1916.She leaned over the next patient, another young soldier with a dressing bound to his throat. Whitworth, 1st Somerset Light Infantry. Sebastian's regiment.Helen Sandford has learnt never to expect too much from life - until she meets the aristocratic artist Sebastian and surprises even herself by falling in love.All too soon they are separated by the First World War. He enlists as an officer, while she nurses the soldiers injured in the bloody trenches. But their biggest battle is yet to come, because Helen's troubled past is filled with secrets . . .The first part of an epic wartime romance.



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Candles at Dawn - Umoto, Sachiko
Call Number: F URL
ISBN: 0957935277
Ellie and her mother travel to Turkey to attend the dawn ceremony at Anzac Cove, Gallipoli. During their stay at a boarding house run by a Turkish woman and her daughter, Zeynep, a friendship develops between the two girls, who are drawn together when they discover their grandfathers fought on opposite side in the same war. Suggested level: intermediate, junior secondary.

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Macbeth and Son - Jackie French  Icon
Call Number: STF FEN
ISBN: 0207200343
Publication Date: 2006-09-29
Does truth matter? Two boys a thousand years apart must fight their own battles to find out.

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ISBN: 9781865086941
Based closely on real life, this is the exciting and inspiring story of Parvana, a young girl growing up in Afghanistan, as she struggles to make a life for herself and her family under the harsh rule of the Taliban.

There are many types of battle in Afghanistan. Imagine living in a country where women and girls are not allowed to leave the house without a man. Imagine having to wear clothes that cover every part of your body, including your face, whenever you go out. This is the life of Parvana, a young girl growing up in Afghanistan under the control of an extreme religious military group.

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The snow goose
ISBN: 0140026819
Philip Rhayader lives alone in an abandoned lighthouse on the desolate Great Marsh of Essex. One afternoon, a hauntingly beautiful child, Fritha, visits Rhayader, bringing with her an injured snow goose. At first, Fritha is scared of Rhayader, with his sinister hump and crooked hand, but he is gentle and kind and Fritha begins to visit regularly. When the snow goose departs for home, Rhayader is left alone again. The following winter, the snow goose and Fritha return to the lighthouse. Time passes and one year Fritha is frightened to discover her feelings for Rhayader. But this is 1940 and Rhayader is setting sail for Dunkirk to help the soldiers trapped on the beaches. Fritha never sees Rhayader again. But the story of the saviour with the snow goose passes from soldier to soldier and into legend...

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Tomorrow, When the War Began - John Marsden  Icon
ISBN: 9780330403801
Publication Date: 2006-06-01
The group is in a state of depression. They spend most of the time in Hell whilst the war rages on outside in Wirrawee and Australia. With relationships beginning to grow and conflicts running high, the group eventually meet a band of free Australians known as 'Harvey's Heroes', which is lead by the mysterious Major Harvey.

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Flora's war
ISBN: 9781921665981
It's 1915 and sixteen-year-old Australian, Flora Wentworth, is visiting Cairo with her archaeologist father. She watches with growing alarm as first a trickle and then a flood of wounded soldiers are shipped into the city from Gallipoli.

Flora's comfortable life is turned upside down when a hospital visit thrusts her into the realities of World War 1. She is soon transporting injured soldiers and helping out exhausted nurses – managing to fall in love along the way.

As Flora battles to save lives and find her own, a tragic misunderstanding changes everything(less)



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I am David
ISBN: 9780749701369
'You must get away tonight,' the man had told him. David escapes from the concentration camp where he has spent his entire life and flees across Europe. He is utterly alone - who can he trust? What will await him? And all the while, how can he be sure that they won't catch up with him...This is the remarkable story of David's introduction to the world: sea, mountains and flowers, the colours of Italy, the taste of fruit, people laughing and smiling, all are new to David. David learns that his polite manner, his haunted eyes and his thin features are strange to other people. He must learn to fend for himself in this strange new world. This is The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas meets Jonathan Safran Foer for children. It is an incredible story of survival against all odds and self discovery.

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Private Peaceful - Morpurgo, Michael
Call Number: F MOR
ISBN: 0007150075
Gr 7 Up-At 15, Thomas Peaceful, like many other English soldiers in World War I, is too young to fight, but he lies about his age. Now at the front in France with his older brother Charlie he stands a lonely nighttime vigil for reasons that are not explained until the book's end, watching the minutes tick by and reflecting on his past. Using first-person narration, Morpurgo draws readers into this young man's life, relating memories that are idyllic, sobering, and poignant.

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Number the Stars - Lois Lowry
ISBN: 9780007395200
Publication Date: 2011-05-02

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War Horse  Icon
ISBN: 9780545285308
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Angles of Kokoda
ISBN: 0734411286
Twelve-year-old Kari grew up along the banks of the Kusumi River, east of the village of Kokoda. His father taught him the traditional ways of his people, and Sister Mary taught him English at the mission schoolhouse. One day Kari s peaceful world is shattered when a bomb rips through the village of Kokoda. Kari searches among the wounded and finds a young soldier lying in a ditch. The soldier is badly hurt, but Kari will not leave him. Together they make the perilous journey to safety along the Kokoda Track. During the Pacific War of World War II, a series of battles were fought along the Kokoda Track in Papua New Guinea. The villagers who assisted the troops became known as the Fuzzy Wuzzy Angels. Using a combination of oil paintings and pencil sketches, the multi-award-winning author and illustrator Mark Wilson bring this important period of history to life in this stunning picture book for older readers.

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Pennies for Hitler  Icon
ISBN: 9780732292096
It's 1939, and for Georg, son of an English academic living in Germany, life is full of cream cakes and loving parents. It is also a time when his teacher measures the pupils' heads to see which of them have the most 'Aryan' shaped heads. But when a university graduation ceremony turns into a pro-Nazi demonstration, Georg is smuggled out of Germany to war-torn London and then across enemy seas to Australia where he must forget his past and who he is in order to survive. Hatred is contagious, but Georg finds that kindness can be, too. The companion book for Hitler's daughter, this book examines the life of a child during World War 2, from a different perspective.


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