Featured Staff Picks - November

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This Month: Remembrance Day Picture Books | War Stories

Remembrance Day Reads - Non-Fiction

D-Day: The Battle for Normandy by Antony Beevor

The Second World War by Antony Beevor

Ardennes 1944  The Battle of the Bulge by Antony Beevor

Only Remembered: Powerful Words and Pictures About the War that Changed our World compiled & edited by Michael Morpurgo (Children)

The Secret History of Soldier: How Canadians Survived the Great War by Tim Cook

Vimy: The Battle and the Legend by Tim Cook (Burlington Reads Selection 2018)

Canadians in the Second World War 1944-45 Vol2 Fight to the Finish by Tim Cook

The Necessary War. Volume 1, Canadians Fighting the Second World War 1939-1943 by Tim Cook

At the Sharp End: Canadians Fighting the Great War 1914-1916:  Volume One by Tim Cook

Shock Troops: Canadians Fighting the Great War 1917-1918: Volume 2 by Tim Cook

Capturing Hill 70:  Canada’s Forgotten Battle of the First World War by Ed Douglas E Delaney and Serge Marc Durflinger

Compiled by Michelle F. @Central

Top 10 Picture Books for Remembrance Day

Sharing an age-appropriate story with your child is a good way to explore a tough topic such as war. In celebration of National Picture Book Month, here are our top staff picks for young children in time for Remembrance Day.

Good Night, Commander by Ahmad Akbarpour; pictures by Morteza Zahedi

Proud as a Peacock, Brave as a Lion by Jane Barclay; illustrated by Renné Benoit

The Greatest Skating Race: A World War II Story from the Netherlands by Louise Borden; illustrated by Niki Daly

Bunny the Brave War Horse: Based on a True Story by Elizabeth MacLeod; illustrated by Marie Lafrance

Finding Winnie: The True Story of the World's Most Famous Bear by Lindsay Mattick; illustrated by Sophie Blackall

Tucky Jo and Little Heart by Patricia Polacco

The Secret of the Village Fool by Rebecca Upjohn Snyder

The Highway of Heroes by Kathy Stinson

Soldier Bear by Bibi Dumon Tak; illustrated by Philip Hopman

Waterloo & Trafalgar by Olivier Tallec

Compiled by Emma P. @Tansley Woods

Stories from the Trenches

In honour of Remembrance Day and the 100th anniversary of the Armistice of November 11, 1918, which effectively ended one of the deadliest conflicts in human history. We pay tribute to those who served on the Front—whose voices are heard and whose stories are told through compelling works of fiction.

Regeneration - The Eye in the Door - The Ghost Road (Trilogy) by Pat Barker

Three Day Road by Joseph Boyden

Birdsong by Sebastian Faulks

The Wars by Timothy Findley

Generals Die in Bed by Charles Yale Harrison

A Farewell to Arms by Ernest Hemingway

War Horse by Michael Morpurgo

All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque

Johnny Got His Gun by Dalton Trumbo

Return to Featured Staff Picks on November 9 for our recommended list of non-fiction selections.

Compiled by Lauren A. @Central