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The Hygge List



Scott Westerfeld (2009)

In an alternate 1914 Europe, fifteen-year-old Austrian Prince Alek, is on the run from the Clanker powers who are attempting to take over the globe using mechanical machinery.


Rilla of Ingleside

L. M. Montgomery (2010)

Fifteen-year-old Rilla, the daughter of Anne Shirley Blythe (that’s Anne “of Green Gables”, grows from a carefree, irresponsible girl into a strong and capable young woman during the war years, 1914-1918. WORLD WAR I. Ages 12+.


Knit Your Bit

A World War I Story

Deborah Hopkinson (2013)

When Mikey's father leaves to fight in World War I, he and his classmates join the Central Park Knitting Bee to help knit clothing for soldiers overseas.


War Horse

DVD (2012)

Don’t forget to read the book! Joey the horse recalls his experiences growing up on an English farm, his struggle for survival as a cavalry horse during World War I, and his reunion with his beloved master. WORLD WAR I. Rated PG-13.

The Foreshadowing

Marcus Sedgwick (2005)

It is 1915. 17 year old Sasha Fox is the privileged only daughter of a respected doctor living in the wealthy seaside town of Brighton. But her brothers, Edgar and Tom, have gone to war and Sasha has a terrible gift. She can see the future. WORLD WAR I. Ages 14+.

London Calling

Edward Bloor (2006)

Seventh-grader Martin Conway believes that his life is monotonous and dull until the night the antique radio he uses as a night-light transports him to the bombing of London in 1940. WORLD WAR II. Ages 12+.

The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones

Volume Two - DVD (2007)

Go on spectacular journeys with young Indy as he travels through Europe, Africa and Asia and comes face to face with Vladimir Lenin, Charles de Gaulle, The Red Baron, and other fascinating characters during the turbulent years of World War I. WORLD WAR I. Not Rated. 


Wolverine Origins

Volume Four - Our War

Daniel Way (2008)

Wolverine's history with Captain America revealed! In the early days of WWII, before America's "official" involvement in the war, Captain America, still wet behind the ears, embarked on a clandestine mission to the island nation of Madripoor. WORLD WAR II. Ages 13+.


The Project

Brian Falkner (2010)

After discovering a terrible secret hidden in the most boring book in the world, Iowa fifteen-year-olds Luke and Tommy find out that members of a secret Nazi organization intend to use this information to rewrite history. WORLD WAR II. Ages 12+.

The Darkest Corner of the World

Urve Tamberg (2012)

In 1941, fifteen-year-old Madli hopes that the Soviet occupation of Estonia is temporary, but when thousands are deported, she knows that all their lives are in danger. Friends and family find themselves divided as they try to choose which dictator they'd rather live under - Hitler or Stalin. WORLD WAR II. Ages 12+.

Captain America

Super Soldier

Video Game (2011)

As Captain America combat enemies bent on world domination, as the ultimate Super-Soldier infiltrate Hydra's Castle and annihilate the forces of evil. WORLD WAR II. Rated T for TEEN.


The Midnight Zoo

Sonya Hartnett (2011)

Andrej (12), Tomas (9), and their baby sister Wilma flee their Romany encampment when it is attacked by Germans during World War II, and in an abandoned town they find a zoo where the animals tell their stories, helping the children understand what has become of their lives and what it means to be free. WORLD WAR II. Ages 12+.

The FitzOsbornes at War

Michelle Cooper (2012)

The third of the Montmaray Journals, Sophie and her family come together to support the war while fighting to protect their beloved Montmaray. WORLD WAR II. Ages 12+.


Code Name Verity

Elizabeth Wein (2013)

In 1943, a British fighter plane crashes in Nazi-occupied France and the survivor tells a tale of friendship, war, espionage, and great courage as she relates what she must to survive while keeping secret all that she can. WORLD WAR II. Ages 12+.

Canada at War

A Graphic History of World War Two

Paul Keery (2012)

A beautifully crafted graphic novel, tracing the achievements of the Canadian Forces in the Second World War. Canada at War follows the developments and setbacks, wins and losses, of a nation learning to stand up for itself in the midst of the most difficult war of the 20th century. WORLD WAR II.

Mare's War

Tanita S. Davis (2009)

Teens Octavia and Tali learn about strength, independence, and courage when they are forced to take a car trip with their grandmother, who tells about growing up Black in 1940s Alabama and serving in Europe during World War II as a member of the Women's Army Corps. WORLD WAR II. Ages 12+.


The Escape

Robert Muchamore (2009)

Two British children are being hunted by German agents. British spy Charles Henderson tries to reach them first, but he can only do it with the help of a 12-year-old French orphan. The British secret service is about to discover that kids working undercover will help to win the war. For official purposes, these children do not exist. WORLD WAR II. Ages 12+.

The Book Thief

Markus Zusak (2006)

Trying to make sense of the horrors of World War II, Death relates the story of Liesel--a young German girl whose book-stealing and story-telling talents help sustain her family and the Jewish man they are hiding, as well as their neighbours. WORLD WAR II. Ages 12+.

Day of the Assassins

A Jack Christie Novel

Johnny O'Brien (2009)

Fifteen-year-old Jack is sent to 1914 Europe as a pawn in the battle between his long-lost father, who has built a time machine, and a secret network of scientists who want to prevent him from trying to use it to change history for the better. WORLD WAR I. Ages 12+.

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