Stories help children connect with history, and they’re ideal for teaching difficult topics like war. We’ve rounded up the best World War 1 Books for Kids to help you tackle this complex topic.
World War I (also called The Great War) is a complicated period of history to study. There are numerous factors that impacted the world at that time. As soon as you understand one piece of it, another layer emerges.
How do you even begin to help kids understand it? Start with a story.
Stories help kids connect to a time period and live in that world temporarily. They understand it better. The history becomes personal, which makes the learning more meaningful and lasting.
We’ve rounded up our favorite children’s books about World War I. You’ll find stories set during the war, reference books to help you explore, stories of animal heroes, and more.
Note: All book covers have clickable links.
How to get started…
Not sure where to begin? We have a World War I book guide to walk you through The Singing Tree by Kate Seredy.
This 4-week plan will help you read, explore, and discuss this wonderful WWI story about a family living on the Hungarian plains.
Looking for books about World War II or other time periods? Find more titles in the history section of our free online Book Finder.