Best World War 2 Books For Middle School

Best World War 2 Books For Middle School & KS2

Some of my favourite books are historical fiction books. I especially enjoy books set in World War 2. Here is a list of some of my favourites. I think these books are some of the best World War 2 books for middle school and KS2. Even though these are World War 2 books, lots of them also explore magic and mystery.

The Turnkey Of Highgate Cemetery by Allison Rushby

I really enjoyed The Turnkey Of Highgate cemetery because it is full of adventure and surprises. It is a fascinating view of World War Two which is written from the perspective of a ghost. While she stands and watch’s the bombs fall. Ghost girl Flossie cares for the souls resting in Highgate cemetery. Soon she realises that there is a plot to make a bridge between the worlds of the living and the dead. And she is the only one who can do anything about it …

Our Castle By The Sea by Lucy Strange

I loved reading Our Castle By The Sea because it was exciting packed with adventure and a wonderful mix of history, myth and magic. 12 year old Pet’s world is turned upside down when the Second World War begins, her mother is taken away and she begins to feel she is destined to become part of an ancient myth.

Back Home by Michelle Magorian

After the war Rusty returns to England. Though she used to call it home England seems cold and unfriendly. Her mother treats her like she is still seven and to her brother she is a stranger. Sent away to school Rusty must fight for who she is. Full of determination and bravery she faces the world head on. For me this is one of the best world war two books I have read.

The Valley Of Lost Secrets by Lesley Parr

The Valley Of Lost Secrets is exciting and clever with a final unexpected twist. When Jimmy is evacuated the people he and his little brother are staying with appear to have a secret and when he finds a skull in a tree he knows there is a mystery to solve. However thing are changing and he no longer knows who he can trust.

The Midnight Guardians by Ross Montgomery

I was gripped by the midnight guardians. This book is about magic, friendship and World War Two. It’s bursting with adventure and comedy. Evacuee Col must get to London in time to save his sister. When his imaginary friends, a tiger, a badger in a waistcoat and an extremely stubborn knight come to life to tell about the evil midwinter kings plans to have London bombed…they must race to his sister before it is too late.

I Am David by Anne Holm

I am David tells the story of David. The boy who escaped the camp and made his way across Europe in search of a home. Sure they will catch up with him soon. The book is told from Davids eyes and explores his suspicion and fear of all those he meets scared they will betray him. This book set after the end of world war two tells of David’s determination to find himself a home even in the worst of circumstances.

Goodnight Mister Tom by Michelle Magorian

Evacuee Will is sent to live with Tom. A lonely old man from a small village in the country. Will is happier then he has ever been until… his mother wants him back and he must return to his old life. A beautifully told story of love, determination and war. This is a fabulous book set in World War Two.

When Hitler Stole Pink by Judith Kerr

Suddenly Anna’s family must leave Germany. They must find a new home, but where? England? Switzerland? France? The story follows their journey across Europe. This book hooked me and I had to know where they would go next and if they would get there before the Nazi’s. Would they ever find a safe country?

The Silver Sword by Ian Serraillier

Living in occupied Poland is hard enough but with no parents…Ruth, Edek and Bronia must fight to survive. One day Edek does not come home. Can Ruth and Bronia find him again with the help of Orphan Jan. A long walk, a storm, a surprise. The Sword Sword will have you on the edge of seat. The Silver is a brilliant book about hope, family and the Second World War.

The Buried Crown by Ally Sherrick

George is in the country side. Where he is supposed to be safe, but little does he know there is a buried crown beneath his feet and someone is trying to steal it. Can he and his new friend Kitty save it before it is too late. The Buried Crown is a wonderful mix of World War Two and the Anglo Saxons.

I really hope you enjoyed these books about World War 2 as much as I did. Do bookmark it or save it on Pinterest for safe keeping. And or more good kids books for 10 to 13 year olds check out the posts below.

Books About World War 2 For Kids

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