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Veteran's Day & Remembrance Day : Lest We Forget :: Book Reviews

Veteran's Day & Remembrance Day : Lest We Forget :: Book Reviews - Reviewed by Kidzworld on Nov 07, 2009
( Rating: 5 Star Rating)

Veterans Day/Remembrance Day is a time to honor those who fought in war. Read our reviews of some books for kids that talk about history, war and peace and remember to appreciate our soldiers and honor them every day of the year.

It's November - time to honor and remember those who fought in war, so that we can live the lives we live today. Some soldiers came home; some didn't. All are heroes. Read our reviews of some books for kids that talk about history, heroes, war and peace - things that can help us appreciate our soldiers and honor them not only on Veteran's Day and Remembrance Day, but every day of the year.

Imogene's Last Stand By Candace Fleming


Let's face it: history can be boring. Especially written down. Luckily, Candace Fleming and Nancy Carpenter have teamed up to create a for-any-age historical picture book called Imogene's Last Stand. The story goes like this: Ever since she was little Imogene Tripp's loved history. So she jumps at the chance to bring her town's historical society back to life, pouring all her effort into cleaning and organizing it. But when she discovers the mayor has plans to tear the building down to make room for a shoelace factory, there's nothing Imogene can do but try to save it. That's when she makes a discovery that changes minds and just might put Liddleville on the historical map. Along the way, Imogene teaches you about history and quotes many famous Americans (bonus: every quote is explained for you at the end of the book).

Imogene's Last Stand Rating: 5

Peaceful Heroes By Jonah Winter

 


Here's an amazing, beautifully illustrated (by Sean Addy) book that's all about some pretty deserving people: heroes. In its pages you'll find some of the most influential people in the world, from Jesus Christ to Mahatma Gandhi toMartin Luther King, Jr.. A short story is written on the life of each person featured so you get a clear picture on what they've done to help and better the world. Through Peaceful Heroes you'll meet heroes of the past and present; the book spans centuries in a factual and non-religious way.

Peaceful Heroes Rating: 5

Truce By Jim Murphy

 


Imagine war, 1917, Europe: It's cold, dark and bloody. Soldiers are being exposed to freezing temperatures, open sewage, dead bodies and shell shock. The Allies have been in a stalemate with the Germans for months. Both sides live in fear of snipers, sharpshooters and bombs. What they thought was a honorable war fought with honorable intentions has turned into a nightmare where the old rules don't apply and have been replaced by guns, shells, mortars, barbed wire and filthy dirt trenches. But one day, against all odds, the enemies meet face to face and rather than kill each other, shake hands and celebrate. Could this be real? Author Jim Murphy uses historical photos to recreate the scene that took place during World War I and answer the question: What if war could be prevented or changed? Truce is an amazing non-fiction book full of real images, letters and facts - perfect for teens.

Truce Rating: 5

Dieppe: Canada's Darkest Day Of World War II By Hugh Brewster

 

The story told in Hugh Brewster's Dieppe: Canada's Darkest Day Of World War II is one from Canadian history that we all need to know about. Written in a very engaging way, combining historical facts, exhibits, photos and firsthand accounts and quotes, the author does a great job of telling much of the story we don't know. He follows the survivors of the battle of Dieppe through to the end of the war and the return home. This is a great book to read as a reminder close to Remembrance Day.

Dieppe Rating: 5

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Alright, I need to vent about something. In this one role-play called Logan: The Beast Unleashed, I have this one character named Aiden who is a former mercenary assassin. (I know, pretty dark. But just hear me out here.) Aiden went to try and convince Logan to come back, and pretty much failed. Going to Logan, Aiden killed 5 thugs that he came across that were going to do something pretty bad if he didn't do something first. At the middle of the time he had there, he killed a guy that was going to inform people about him which would be awful. A month later, Aiden received a letter. The day after, a guy entered the side street that Aiden lived in, giving Aiden the right to kill him. Then the leader said, "Can you please tone it down with Aiden's killing?" I kill 5 guys, then 1 more, and when I kill a 7th guy, I'm told to tone it down. First, he killed 6 people in one day. Then one month and a day later, I kill someone and then told to tone it down. How does he know whether or not Aiden had been keeping away from killing people? Meanwhile, his character Carl kills whoever crosses his path, just to get to a girl. Carl goes and kill countless people and when I kill a 7th guy, I'm told to tone it down. Carl doesn't seem to be much different than Aiden! If anything,  he should tone it down! I just can't believe it. 1 month and 1 day later, kill a 7th guy and then, "Can you please tone it down?" HOW ABOUT YOU TONE IT DOWN?! It isn't very logical to tell me to tone it down when he has so much more going on! Sure, a lot has to change so Aiden can work with the others, but I don't want to be told to tone it down when Carl can't tone it down! Why can't Aiden just continue on with his usual act and make it more fun and challenging for when the time comes for Aiden to cooperate with others? *sarcastically* IT ISN'T LIKE ANYONE IS BEING PRO-FAVORED HERE! Seriously, the leader makes it so much harder for me to really do anything and makes it easier for everyone else. I'M NOT EVEN THE VILLAIN! I feel incredibly disrespected when he constantly makes it so much harder for me. Sure, the challenge is fun sometimes. But if I feel like as if I can't do anything and make no progress, then how in the world am I supposed to have fun? Role-playing is for having fun. I don't want to leave, I just don't to participate in a role-play where I can't have fun.
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