Incredible World War II facts for curious kids ages 8 to 12
Kids don’t need long, boring textbooks to learn about history! Starting with the events that set the stage for war and finishing with its aftermath, World War II History for Kids helps them explore the past through interesting and memorable facts they can share with their friends and family.
Go beyond other World War 2 books for kids with:
- 500 facts―This book teaches kids all about the heroism and horrors of World War II, one informative tidbit at a time.
- The complete timeline―Kids will learn all about important people, places, and events from before, during, and after the war.
- A leg-up on learning―These facts provide kids with a head start on the topics they’ll be covering in class, plus things they might not learn in school.
Help young learners better understand what happened during WWII with this engaging, fact-driven history book.
I chose to read this book after receiving a free e-copy from Callisto Publisher’s Club. All opinions in this review are my own and completely unbiased.
This book has a lot of interesting facts about World War II as well as the times before and after the war. While all of the information is interesting, the more important things to remember are listed under Term to Know, Stat Fact, Person to Know, and Group to Know. Each important item is listed in bold letters.
I knew a lot about World War II, but I still learned quite a bit from this book. The funniest thing I learned is that there was an American Fat Salvage Committee that “asked people to save the fat left over from cooking rationed bacon. Fat was used to make glycerin, and glycerin was used to make bombs.” It’s an interesting and important fact, but the thought of saving fat tickled me.
Even though this book is for children ages 8-12, anyone would learn a lot about World War II from this book.
About the Author
For the past 30 years, Kelly Milner Halls has crafted high interest nonfiction books and articles for young readers. Known for quirky but well researched topics, Halls delights in drawing even reluctant readers into the realm of discovery through the explorations of dinosaurs, Sasquatch, UFO’s or dozens of other unusual themes.
She recently ventured into historic nonfiction, writing two new books about World War II–VOICES OF YOUNG HEROES and VOICES OF ORDINARY HEROES, MYSTERIES OF THE TITANIC and 19TH CENTURY AMERICAN HISTORY FOR KIDS. More, including ALL ABOUT HORSES will soon follow. She has applied the same conversational approach to these new projects she has always mastered in past projects. Kelly loves this new path, but promises more weird stuff is in the works.
Kelly makes home in Spokane, WA with two daughters, two rescue cats and a goldfish called FishTV. Before Covid-19, she did dozens of school visits, festival and conference events all over the country. Now she also uses Virtual Visits to connect with young readers.
Hopefully, traveling to meet kids at schools will return soon. Until then, Kelly Milner Halls will keep writing kid-friendly nonfiction books, sure to please.