After I read Enemy Brothers I got all WWII headed, and I wanted some more books in the right century, so Lydia and Josiah gave me a lot of suggestions:
I have read the all the books in the foreground stack:
The Story of the Trapp Family Singers- A remarkable book, being at once an autobiography of a family, a Papist novel, and a WWII book sometimes set in Austria and sometimes in America. Very good.
Escape From Warsaw (formerly The Silver Sword) - Highly interesting, having to do with Nazi occupied Warsaw, and the Russians and Americans in Poland.
The House of Sixty Fathers - Typical DeJong. Very excellent good. This one's illustrated by Sendak, which makes it extra very excellant good.
The Hiding Place - This is a more grown-uppish book. Good for spiritual reading.
Enemy Brothers - The author is very good at writing characteristics; very reccomendable for people who like action packed novels with shiny covers.
The Winged Watchman - Stockum-hooray! Splendid! Good for even younger children Catholic novel in Nazi occupied Holland.
The Air War in the West: Sept. 1939 to May 1941 - An understandable militairy history (of those years). Helpful for piecing together all the other books.
We Were There At The Battle Of Britain - I didn't like it as much as the other books, but is also helpful in Battle of Britain matters.
(Not pictured here) Air Raid- Pearl Harbour! - Thorough two-sided account of Pearl Harbour.
In the to-read stack there's also some vintage more history-ish books, and I'm also planning to read When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit. Maybe more on them next week!
posted by Mary Rose
PS Other WWII books that I've read (but not this fad) are The Mitchell's: Five for Victory, Rufus M., Then There Were Five, Snow Treasure, We Were There At The Normandy Invasion and Twenty and Ten (it's the best).