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Author: Williams, Brian
Publisher: DK Publishing Penguin Random House
Year Published: 2017
ISBN: 9781465463111
Grades: Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grades 7 to 9

World War 11 (DK findout!)

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This is one of many titles in the recent series DKfindout!, published by Dorling Kindersley.

The series has more than 25 titles available on a wide range of topics of interest to children, and a website that is geared to children and the things about which they want to “find out”.  Students can read, watch a video or take a quiz to add to their knowledge.

https://www.dkfindout.com/uk/

The books in the series come with a library binding in a small size paperback format.  The information is delivered using limited, readable text accompanied by captioned archival photographs, maps or diagrams, several on every page.  In World War 11 the content covers the years and events leading up to the declaration of war, how children were treated, what it was like in an occupied country, the battles, D-Day, and much more up to an including the atomic bomb.   Sturdy cover foldouts include a timeline of events, a map of WW11 locations, and a quiz.  On many pages there are additional fact boxes.  Geared to an upper elementary audience, the material is accurate but not exhaustive.  Young students will get a solid introduction to many topics, and a starting point for further research on topics of special interest (e.g. Anne Frank, the Holocaust, war time food).  A Table of Contents, Index and Glossary help students locate information easily.

A good series to investigate if you are updating your elementary library’s non-fiction section.



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