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Subject: Non-fiction war books appropriate for an 8yo?
Date Posted: 5/17/2009 3:48 PM ET
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Does anyone have any recommendations for non-fiction history war books (WWI, WWII, Korea, Vietnam) that are appropriate for an 8yo?  I don't think he needs to know all the detailed atrocity just yet, but he really wants to study these wars, esp. Vietnam.

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Date Posted: 5/18/2009 12:51 PM ET
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Try the Usborne books - especially the internet-linked ones.  The DK and Kingfisher ones are also very good.

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Date Posted: 6/3/2009 12:58 PM ET
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Roald Dahl has a couple of autobiographies that my kids recently read... Boy and Going Solo. Going Solo is on the historical side, mostly about his experiences as a WW2 pilot...

They really seemed to like them... started out as a reading assignment for my still-in-public-schooler (4 days and counting) and made the rounds of all three of my boys. Dahl's pretty funny even when writing non-fiction, apparently. (I love the sound of laughter when they're reading... it's not quite as much fun as the giggles they got occasionally from Explode the Code books, but still pretty good.)