Wednesday 15 August 2012

Holocaust Literature for Younger Readers

Continuing my lists of Holocaust books for kids:

After by Morris Gleitzman

Anne Frank's Diary by Anne Frank  (R)

Chocolate Cake with Hitler by Emma Craigie

Elie Wiesel: Voice From the Holocaust by Michael Schumann

Friedrich by Hans Peter Richter

Hitler's Daughter by Jackie French

I Am A Star: Child of the Holocaust by Inge AuerbacherI Am David by Anne Holm

If I Should Die Before I Wake by Han Nolan

Jacob's Rescue by Makla Druker and Michael Hal

Number the Stars by Lois Lowry

Once, Then and Now by Morris Gleitzman

Pennies for Hitler by Jackie French

The Silver Sword by Ian Serralier  (R)

To Hope and Back by Kathy Kacer

When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit by Judith Kerr  (R)

(R) read pre-blogging days

These are just a few titles that I remember from my childhood plus new ones I've discovered since writing this blog.

If you know of any other books that I should add to this list, please leave a comment (and a link to your review if you have one) and let me know.

Please also check out my posts for Holocaust Literature for Adults and for Teens.


  1. So many great books there, sadly too many of them are still in my TBR. I've read The Silver Sword. I really want to read the Morris Gleitzman series, Anne Frank (OMG I can't believe I still haven't read it! Hopefully going to Holland though next year, and want to read it for that), and the Jackie French titles. But then I want to read all her stuff.

    1. Put Anne Frank at the top of the list Louise. The museum in Amsterdam is (was) amazing (I was there in 1991, so I only hope it is still in good condition).

      To walk through the hidden stairwell behind the bookcase is a surreal moment and the memorial in the old factory was truly moving.

  2. Anonymous19/8/12

    So glad to find your blog! We are kinderd spirits in de sense that we love to read book reviews but feel reviews should just spark your interest and not TELL the whole story. Be assured on my blog I keep to the motto KISS ( keep it short stupid!). I too am interested in Holocaust Literaure. I live in The Netherlands and have an opportunity to go to Anne Frank's house. often. The hidden stairwell is impressive, but also her bedroom, her sanctuary. I will browse throught the titles you reccommend for young readers. Interesting!

    1. Yes, I had noticed your similar short and sweet approach to reviewing too - I look forward to reading more. Thanks for stopping by and hopefully I will get myself started on the classic club stuff soon.

  3. Anonymous25/2/14

    A good one for middle-school children is The Boy on the Wooden Box by Leon Leyson - here is my blog post.


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