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Flags of Our Fathers: Heroes of Iwo Jima

by Ron Powers, James Bradley & Michael French

Now abridged for young people, Flags of Our Fathers is the unforgettable chronicle of perhaps the most famous moment in American military history: the raising of the U. S. flag at Iwo Jima. Here is the true...


The Alamo: Would You Join the Fight?

by Elaine Landau

In 1835, a small group of rebels inside the Alamo stood up against a Mexican army. The rebels-including Davey Crockett, Jim Bowie, and William Travis-were fighting for Texas independence. Would you or would...


Special Forces

by Jonny Zucker

WOW Facts! are specifically written for struggling readers. Special Forces do the jobs other soldiers can't do. They rescue hostages, storm buildings and go deep undercover. Units like the SAS are famous for...


On Remembrance Day

by Eleanor Creasey

Most Canadian families have lost loved ones in war, and Canada has developed unique ways of demonstrating respect and honouring its war dead and veterans. This engaging and easy to read reference book provides...


Pig Boy

by J.C. Burke

An unmissable novel from the award-winning author of The Story of Tom Brennan. On Damon Styles's eighteenth birthday, he is expelled from school. But it's what happens afterwards that changes everything. Now...


Reporting Under Fire: 16 Daring Women War Correspondents and Photojournalists

by Kerrie Logan Hollihan

The tremendous struggles women have faced as war correspondents and photojournalists

 

A profile of 16 courageous women, Reporting Under Fire tells the story of journalists who risked their lives to bring back...


Women Heroes of World War I: 16 Remarkable Resisters, Soldiers, Spies, and Medics

by Kathryn J. Atwood

A commemoration of brave yet largely forgotten women who served in the First World War

 

In time for the 2014 centennial of the start of the Great War, this book brings to life the brave and often surprising...


D-Day

by Rick Atkinson

Adapted for young readers from the #1 New York Times–bestselling The Guns at Last Light, D-Day captures the events and the spirit of that day—June 6, 1944—the day that led to the liberation of western...


How Can a Pigeon Be a War Hero? Questions and Answers about the First World War

by Tracey Turner & Jo Foster

Why did the First World War start? Who was fighting who? Did soldiers still fight with swords? Had aeroplanes been invented yet? What was it like to be inside the first tank sent to war? How could a shaving...


In Defiance of Hitler

by Carla Killough McClafferty

On August 4, 1940, an unassuming American journalist named Varian Fry made his way to Marseilles, France, carrying in his pockets the names of approximately two hundred artists and intellectuals – all enemies...


Submarines

by Sydelle Kramer

Young readers are in for the most exciting trip of their lives as they venture into a nuclear submarine! While touring the vessel from bow to stern, they learn about the history and mechanics of subs, their...


True Stories: World War Two

by Clive Gifford

The book contains nine short stories dealing with different aspects of life during World War II. Included is the remarkable survival story of future US President J F Kennedy, the story of the dambusters and...


True Stories: World War One

by Clive Gifford

The book contains nine short stories dealing with different aspects of life during World War I. World War I includes the stories of flying aces such as the 'Red Baron', the story of Lawrence of Arabia and the...


What They Don't Tell You About: World War II

by Robert Fowke

Did you know that Adolf Hilter wasn't, in fact, German? The Second World War brought horror and heartache to millions of people all over the globe, and it turned everyday living upside down too. Any history...


What They Don't Tell You About: World War I

by Robert Fowke

This book explains how the war started, what it was about and who it involved. It describes the major battles and looks at what life was like for the soldiers in the trenches, the pilots in the air, the sailors...


Battle Cries in the Wilderness: The Struggle for North America in the Seven Years' War

by Bernd Horn

The savage struggle to take control of the North American wilderness during the epic Seven Years' War between France and England is a gripping tale. As the two European powers battled each other for global supremacy,...


Day of the Flying Fox: The True Story of World War II Pilot Charley Fox

by Steve Pitt

Author Steve Pitt examines the life of Canadian World War II pilot Charley Fox, who attacked famed German General Erwin Rommels car and wounded him.


Bold, Brave, and Born to Lead: Major General Isaac Brock and the Canadas

by Mary Beacock Fryer

Celebrated as the saviour of Upper Canada, Major General Sir Isaac Brocks charisma won him respect and propelled him into the significant role he would play in the War of 1812.


The Beginner's Guide to Canadian Honours

by Christopher McCreery

This short, richly illustrated book provides an easy-to-understand overview of the Canadian orders, decorations, and medals used to recognize exemplary citizens.


Bitter Ashes: The Story of WW II

by John Wilson

The Second World War is retold and explained from a Canadian perspective. With historical photographs and maps.