Books to Read this Remembrance Day

On the 11th November, we remember and honour the men and women from all wars who have served. This year marks the 80th anniversary of the start of World War Two and the 101st year since the end of the First World War.

Books are a fantastic way to educate children about the significance of these historical events. Here are some brilliant, thought-provoking books we’ve hand-picked to get children reading for Remembrance Day:

Don’t miss:

Michael Morpurgo

Michael Morpurgo is a master storyteller, weaving captivating stories full of drama and intensity that are coming to be regarded as true classics.

War Horse

War Horse

In the deadly chaos of the Great War, one brave horse sees the horror of battle from both sides of the trenches.

Read this inspirational classic for only £2.99 and discover why it has been adapted into a major film and award-winning theatre show.

Poppy Field

Poppy Field

Morpurgo teams up with master illustrator Michael Foreman to bring you a stunning new wartime classic, created in partnership with the Royal British Legion.

This powerful, timely book explores the First World War and the origin of the poppy as a symbol of peace and remembrance.


War is Over

War is Over

“I am just a child,” says John. “How can I be at war?”

By author of Skellig, David Almond, this World War I novel is a powerful and joyful story of overcoming conflict, brought to life by dramatic monochrome artwork.

Teen choice:

Morris Gleitzman Pack x6

Once series

By one of Australia’s best-loved children’s writers, the Once series is a moving World War Two saga capturing a child’s resilience in the face of horror.

One of the most heartbreaking tales you’ll ever read, powerful but at the same time sweet and funny.

Facts and activities:

Agent Handbook

Agent Handbook: World War Two

This lockable agent handbook is packed full of facts, quizzes and puzzles.

With space for all your secret notes, this book is a fantastic, interactive way to learn about World War Two.

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