World War I Books for Kids

The terrible conflict known as the Great War lasted from 1914 to 1918. Stories about it capture the horror of trench warfare, "dogfight" battles in the air, tanks rumbling on the ground, and the suffering of worried loved ones far from the front. These books will help kids understand what it was like to be caught up in WWI, whether as a soldier, a civilian, or even a battlefield horse. For more historical reads, check out our lists of World War II Books for Kids and Historical Fiction

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The Secret of Nightingale Wood Book Poster Image
Suspenseful WWI family drama has feel of a classic.
By Lucy Strange
(2017)
(2017)
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Hattie Big Sky Book Poster Image
Teen girl homesteads alone in Newbery Honor book.
By Kirby Larson
(2011)
(2006)
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Moon Over Manifest Book Poster Image
Girl finds meaning of home in nostalgic, robust tale.
By Clare Vanderpool
(2011)
(2010)
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Stay Where You Are & Then Leave Book Poster Image
Captivating tale of soldier's boy in World War I London.
By John Boyne
(2014)
(2014)
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War Horse Book Poster Image
Moving story of a horse and boy has anti-war message.
By Michael Morpurgo
(2011)
(2007)
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Leviathan Book Poster Image
Fast-paced World War I fantasy exciting yet low on violence.
By Scott Westerfeld
(2009)
(2009)
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