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World War II Book Series for Kids

Discussion in 'WWII Books & Publications' started by BrianP, Aug 5, 2020.

  1. BrianP

    BrianP Member

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    This is probably a long shot, but it doesn't hurt to ask.

    When I was in elementary and middle school in the late 80's/early 90's, I remember enjoying reading a series of books about World War II that the school library had. Unfortunately, I do not remember the author or authors, or publishers of these books. What I do remember is this: each was probably about 60 to 80 pages with pictures; each covered a specific battle, campaign, or topic; each had a glossy red cover with a black and white photo relevant to the topic, and the cover text was in black.

    Maybe someone else remembers these. I wouldn't mind finding a few editions for my World War II library, even if its just for childhood nostalgia.
     
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    Sounds like 'Time-Life history of WW2'?
     
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    OpanaPointer I Point at Opana Staff Member Patron   WW2|ORG Editor

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    Or the Marshall Cavendish books. I recently re-bought the 25 volume set.
     
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  4. BrianP

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    FOUND IT. It was a series called "World At War" by G.C. Skipper. It came out in the early 80's and was geared towards grades 4-6. Thanks for looking!

    Here is an example of the a cover. My memory was off a bit, but not too bad considering I haven't thought about these books in thirty years. I recognized them though the moment I saw it.

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    OpanaPointer I Point at Opana Staff Member Patron   WW2|ORG Editor

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    The Marshall Cavendish books are good reads and lots of pictures. You can find the whole set at used book stores and websites.
     
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    I have the Coral Sea volume. Wife grabbed it up from a library discard pile for my amusement. And even more amusing, it was bound upside down, so you have to turn it over and start from the back.
     
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    I used to own an entire set of the Time-Life series and the Cavendish set. Lost them all in my oft-mentioned flood when I lived in Chicago. Now that I have a study I need to reassemble the sets.

    The T-L series has its issues, but they were part of my baptism into WWII history. I may enjoy seeing the completed set on the shelf more than reading them.
     
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    Got the Cavendish set here, don't buy another one.
     
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    I noticed when my oldest was in middle school - she wouldn't want me to tell you when 'cause she's in her early 30's now - that what few volumes they had of the Time Life series in the library were truly on their last legs. So I boxed up my complete, and relatively pristine, set and carted them over to the middle school and said, "here, looks like you need these more than I".
     
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    family. love it.
     

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