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Similar books to Goodnight Mr Tom & The Boy in Striped Pyjamas

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mammasmadhouse Sat 08-Oct-16 21:33:20

Can anyone suggest any books along the lines of the above for my soon to be 11 year old dd ??

TrollyDollyPolly Sat 08-Oct-16 22:13:44

Carrie's War by Nina Bawden. I read it at about that age and really enjoyed it.

VagueButExcitlng Sat 08-Oct-16 22:20:33

When Hitler stole pink rabbit. I loved it at that age and DD did too.

TheCountessofFitzdotterel Sat 08-Oct-16 22:22:55

Back Home by the same writer as Goodnight Mr Tom.
And probably The Book Thief even though I personally hate it.

Sadik Sat 08-Oct-16 22:24:00

Maybe The Silver Sword and I am David? And second When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit.

Witchend Sat 08-Oct-16 22:33:06

Ds (9yo) loves war stories so depends on what you're looking for. He likes:
The Children of Primrose Lane/Party Frock (Noel Streatfield)
Mystery At Witchend (Malcolm Saville)
Riddleton Roundabout
Adventurous Four (Enid Blyton)
I am David
Chalet School in Exile (although he won't touch the other Chalet School)
I'm sure there are others too (and the ones above).

Dd1 at 11yo also liked the Henderson Boy series (spin off from the Cherub) but do have a look first as you might not want him reading them yet; I haven't let ds get at dd1's collection of them although I know he'd enjoy them as there's plenty of other books he'll enjoy and I think he's a little young for them.

dementedma Sat 08-Oct-16 22:35:06

Agree When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit and The Silver Sword.
Loved both of those as a child.

halcyondays Mon 10-Oct-16 08:56:51

When the Siren Wailed by Noel Streatfeild
The Machine- Gunners/ Blitzcat/ The Kingdom by the Sea by Robert Westall

halcyondays Wed 12-Oct-16 10:54:30

Blitz Next Door by Cathy Forde looks good and is £1.69 on kindle at the minute.

BikeRunSki Wed 12-Oct-16 10:55:38

YY to Pink Rabbit

jayisforjessica Sun 23-Oct-16 03:09:30

Seconding the rec of Back Home by Michelle Magorian. Everyone wants to talk about how the kids were evacuated during WWII. Very few talk about what it was like for those kids after the war, when the home they came back was drastically changed from the home they'd left, and they'd spent literal years in a DIFFERENT home anyway.

BravoHopeful Sun 23-Oct-16 04:10:34

I Am David

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