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Books about World War I

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War can be a difficult subject for children to understand properly, especially the conflict of the First World War.

These books about World War I will offer young readers a range of different perspectives on the conflict, ranging from picture books to teen novels there's something here for everyone.

See our list of books on World War II

  • War Horse

    Author: Michael Morpurgo Illustrator: Francois Place

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  • War Horse

    Author: Michael Morpurgo Illustrator: Francois Place

    Steven Spielberg enjoyed this story so much, he turned into a film. Joey is a young farm horse, sold to the army at the beginning …

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  • The Silver Donkey

    Author: Sonya Hartnett Illustrator: Laura Carlin

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  • The Silver Donkey

    Author: Sonya Hartnett Illustrator: Laura Carlin

    In French woodland, sisters Coco and Marcelle find and help a blind English deserter from the battlefront, trying to ensure he rea…

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  • War Game

    Author: Michael Foreman

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  • War Game

    Author: Michael Foreman

    This simple yet haunting book tells the story of the First World War from the point of view of the writer’s uncles who lost …

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  • Archie's War

    Author: Marcia Williams

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  • Archie's War

    Author: Marcia Williams

    In 1914, ten-year-old Archie is sent a scrapbook in the post by his Uncle Colin, and through the years that follow, we see the wor…

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  • Soldier Dog

    Author: Sam Angus

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  • Soldier Dog

    Author: Sam Angus

    It's 1917 and Stanley Ryder is one of many young boys enlisting in the army, in spite of the fact he is underage. Assigned to work…

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  • Valentine Joe

    Author: Rebecca Stevens

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  • Valentine Joe

    Author: Rebecca Stevens

    Based on a true story, Valentine Joe offers an intriguing insight into the war, but at the same time provides a window into Rose's…

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  • Poppy Field

    Author: Michael Morpurgo Illustrator: Michael Foreman

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  • Poppy Field

    Author: Michael Morpurgo Illustrator: Michael Foreman

    Inspired by John McCrae’s war poem In Flanders Fields, this touching story is ideal to share with young children to promote discus…

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  • The Great War

    Author: Various Illustrator: Jim Kay

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  • The Great War

    Author: Various Illustrator: Jim Kay

    Each story is inspired by a different object from World War I, from a soldier's writing case to the nose of a Zeppelin bomb.

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  • Stories of WW1

    Author: Various Editor: Tony Bradman

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  • Stories of WW1

    Author: Various Editor: Tony Bradman

    Poignantly bringing the First World War alive for teenagers, this anthology reminds us that many of those in the trenches were the…

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