The War That Saved My Life

The War That Saved My Life
Author: Kimberly Brubaker Bradley
Publsiher: Thorndike Press Large Print
Total Pages: 347
Release: 2019
ISBN: 9781432865856
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The War That Saved My Life Book Excerpt:

Struggling Readers, Strive Learning, Lexile:580

The War That Saved My Life

The War That Saved My Life
Author: Lisa Kurkov
Publsiher: Carson-Dellosa Publishing
Total Pages: 48
Release: 2021-01-04
ISBN: 1731643705
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The War That Saved My Life Book Excerpt:

THE WAR THAT SAVED MY LIFE: This nonfiction companion to Kimberly Brubaker Bradley’s award-winning novel delves into the context of the World War II fiction novel, exploring what life was like in 1940s London and the English countryside for child evacuees during the war. A CLOSER LOOK: Find out more about the real spies of World War II, ration books, the dangers of poverty, horses in the English countryside, and contributions women made on the home front! NONFICTION COMPANIONS: This series of 48-page books takes popular, grade-appropriate fiction titles and provides a more in-depth understanding of them. Also includes a glossary and before and after-reading activities for home or the classroom! BENEFITS: Students will love to take a closer look at books that are already familiar to them, reading about the histories, author backgrounds, and real-life facts surrounding books they know and love! WHY ROURKE: Since 1980, we’ve been committed to bringing out the best non-fiction books to help you bring out the best in your young learners. Our carefully crafted topics encourage all students who are "learning to read" and "reading to learn"!

The War that Saved My Life

The War that Saved My Life
Author: Kimberly Brubaker Bradley
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2015-01-08
ISBN: 1101637803
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The War that Saved My Life Book Excerpt:

* Newbery Honor Book * #1 New York Times Bestseller * Winner of the Schneider Family Book Award * Wall Street Journal Best Children's Books of the Year * New York Public Library's 100 Books for Reading and Sharing An exceptionally moving story of triumph against all odds set during World War II, from the acclaimed author of Fighting Words, and for fans of Fish in a Tree and Number the Stars. Ten-year-old Ada has never left her one-room apartment. Her mother is too humiliated by Ada’s twisted foot to let her outside. So when her little brother Jamie is shipped out of London to escape the war, Ada doesn’t waste a minute—she sneaks out to join him. So begins a new adventure for Ada, and for Susan Smith, the woman who is forced to take the two kids in. As Ada teaches herself to ride a pony, learns to read, and watches for German spies, she begins to trust Susan—and Susan begins to love Ada and Jamie. But in the end, will their bond be enough to hold them together through wartime? Or will Ada and her brother fall back into the cruel hands of their mother? This masterful work of historical fiction is equal parts adventure and a moving tale of family and identity—a classic in the making. "Achingly lovely...Nuanced and emotionally acute."—The Wall Street Journal "Unforgettable...unflinching."—Common Sense Media ★ “Brisk and honest...Cause for celebration.” —Kirkus, starred review ★ "Poignant."—Publishers Weekly, starred review ★ "Powerful."—The Horn Book, starred review "Affecting."—Booklist "Emotionally satisfying...[A] page-turner."—BCCB “Exquisitely written...Heart-lifting.” —SLJ "Astounding...This book is remarkable."—Karen Cushman, author The Midwife's Apprentice "Beautifully told."—Patricia MacLachlan, author of Sarah, Plain and Tall "I read this novel in two big gulps."—Gary D. Schmidt, author of Okay for Now "I love Ada's bold heart...Her story's riveting."—Sheila Turnage, author of Three Times Lucky

The War I Finally Won

The War I Finally Won
Author: Kimberly Brubaker Bradley
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2017-10-03
ISBN: 0698197135
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The War I Finally Won Book Excerpt:

A New York Times bestseller Like the classic heroines of Sarah, Plain and Tall, Little Women, and Anne of Green Gables, Ada is a fighter for the ages. Her triumphant World War II journey continues in this sequel to the Newbery Honor–winning The War that Saved My Life When Ada’s clubfoot is surgically fixed at last, she knows for certain that she’s not what her mother said she was—damaged, deranged, crippled mentally as well as physically. She’s not a daughter anymore, either. Who is she now? World War II rages on, and Ada and her brother, Jamie, move with their guardian, Susan, into a cottage with the iron-faced Lady Thorton and her daughter, Maggie. Life in the crowded home is tense. Then Ruth moves in. Ruth, a Jewish girl, from Germany. A German? Could Ruth be a spy? As the fallout from war intensifies, calamity creeps closer, and life during wartime grows even more complicated. Who will Ada decide to be? How can she keep fighting? And who will she struggle to save? Ada’s first story, The War that Saved My Life, was a #1 New York Times bestseller and won a Newbery Honor, the Schneider Family Book Award, and the Josette Frank Award, in addition to appearing on multiple best-of-the-year lists. This second masterwork of historical fiction continues Ada's journey of family, faith, and identity, showing us that real freedom is not just the ability to choose, but the courage to make the right choice. "Honest . . . Daring." —The New York Times "Stunning." —The Washington Post ★ "Ada is for the ages—as is this book. Wonderful." —Kirkus, starred review ★ "Fans of the first book will love the sequel even more." —SLJ, starred review ★ "Bradley sweeps us up . . . even as she moves us to tears." —The Horn Book, starred review ★ "Perceptive . . . satisfying . . . will stay with readers." —PW, starred review "Beautiful." —HuffPost

The War That Changed My Life

The War That Changed My Life
Author: Lianne Smith
Publsiher: Lulu.com
Total Pages: 194
Release: 2012
ISBN: 1471796124
Category: London (England)
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The War That Saved My Life

The War That Saved My Life
Author: Lisa Kurkov
Publsiher: Connections
Total Pages: 48
Release: 2021-01-04
ISBN: 9781731643025
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The War That Saved My Life Book Excerpt:

Imagine what it might be like to be sent away from home in wartime. Kimberly Brubaker Bradley's award-winning novel tells the story of fictional siblings whose lives unexpectedly change for the better in spite of the war. Find out more about the real spies of World War II, ration books, the dangers of poverty, horses in the English countryside, and contributions women made on the home front.

Fighting Words

Fighting Words
Author: Kimberly Brubaker Bradley
Publsiher: National Geographic Books
Total Pages: 0
Release: 2021-08-10
ISBN: 1984815709
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fighting Words Book Excerpt:

*Newbery Honor Book* *Boston Globe-Horn Book Honor* A candid and fierce middle grade novel about sisterhood and sexual abuse, by two-time Newbery Honor winner and #1 New York Times best seller Kimberly Brubaker Bradley, author of The War that Saved My Life Kirkus Prize Finalist Boston Globe Best Book of the Year Horn Book Fanfare Best Book of the Year School Library Journal Best Book of the Year Booklist Best Book of the Year Kirkus Best Book of the Year BookPage Best Book of the Year New York Public Library Best Book of the Year Chicago Public Library Best Book of the Year ALSC Notable Book "Fighting Words is raw, it is real, it is necessary, a must-read for children and their adults—a total triumph in all ways." —Holly Goldberg Sloan, New York Times bestselling author of Counting by 7s Ten-year-old Della has always had her older sister, Suki: When their mom went to prison, Della had Suki. When their mom's boyfriend took them in, Della had Suki. When that same boyfriend did something so awful they had to run fast, Della had Suki. Suki is Della's own wolf--her protector. But who has been protecting Suki? Della might get told off for swearing at school, but she has always known how to keep quiet where it counts. Then Suki tries to kill herself, and Della's world turns so far upside down, it feels like it's shaking her by the ankles. Maybe she's been quiet about the wrong things. Maybe it's time to be loud. In this powerful novel that explodes the stigma around child sexual abuse and leavens an intense tale with compassion and humor, Kimberly Brubaker Bradley tells a story about two sisters, linked by love and trauma, who must find their own voices before they can find their way back to each other. "Della’s matter-of-fact narration manages to be as funny and charming as it is devastatingly sad. . . . This is a novel about trauma [but] more than that, it’s a book about resilience, strength and healing. For every young reader who decides to wait . . . there will be others for whom this is the exact book they need right now." —New York Times Book Review "One of the most important books ever written for kids."—Colby Sharp of Nerdy Book Club "One for the history books."—Betsy Bird for A Fuse #8 Production/SLJ "Gripping. Life-changing...I am awe-struck."—Donna Gephart, author of Lily and Dunkin "Compassionate, truthful, and beautiful."—Elana K. Arnold, author of Damsel "I am blown away. [This] may be Kimberly Brubaker Bradley's best work yet."—Barbara Dee, author of Maybe He Just Likes You "A book that lets [kids] know they have never been alone. And never will be."—Kat Yeh, author of The Truth About Twinkie Pie "Meets the criteria of great children's literature that [will] resonate with adults too."—Bitch Media * "At once heartbreaking and hopeful."—Kirkus (starred review) * "Honest [and] empowering...An important book for readers of all ages."—SLJ (starred review) * "Sensitive[,] deft, and vivid."—BCCB (starred review) * "Prepare to read furiously."—Booklist (starred review) * "An essential, powerful mirror and window for any reader."—PW (starred review) * "Enlightening, empowering and--yes--uplifting."—BookPage (starred review) * "Unforgettable."—The Horn Book (starred review)

Weaver s Daughter

Weaver s Daughter
Author: Kimberly Brubaker Bradley
Publsiher: Delacorte Books for Young Readers
Total Pages: 166
Release: 2000
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Weaver s Daughter Book Excerpt:

In 1791 after her family's journey from Pennsylvania, ten-year-old Lizzie suffers from the disease of asthma in her new home in the Southwest Territory (present-day Tennessee).

Favorite Things

Favorite Things
Author: Kimberly Brubaker Bradley
Publsiher: Dial
Total Pages: 32
Release: 2003
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Favorite Things Book Excerpt:

As his mother tucks him in, Matthew describes the amazing adventures of his day.

For Freedom

For Freedom
Author: Kimberly Brubaker Bradley
Publsiher: National Geographic Books
Total Pages: 0
Release: 2005-01-11
ISBN: 0440418313
Category: Young Adult Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

For Freedom Book Excerpt:

From the Newbery Honor and Schneider Award-winning author of The War that Saved My Life comes For Freedom, the thrilling true story of one of France's youngest spies during World War II and perfect for fans of Code Name Verity and The Diary of Anne Frank. Suzanne David's everyday life is suddenly shattered in 1940 when a bomb drops on the main square of her hometown, the city of Cherbourg, France, killing a pregnant neighbor right in front of her. Until then the war had seemed far away, not something that would touch her or her teenage friends. Now Suzanne's family is kicked out onto the street as German soldiers take over their house as a barracks. Suzanne clings to the one thing she really loves--singing. Her voice is so amazing that she is training to become an opera singer. As Suzanne travels around for rehearsals, cosume fittings, or lessons, she learns more about what the Nazis are doing and about the people who are "disappearing." Her travels are noticed by someone else, an organizer of the French Resistance. Soon Suzanne is a secret courier, a spy fighting for France and risking her own life for freedom. [STAR] "This taut, engrossing World War II novel instantly immerses readers,...[but] the real focus, however, is the skin-crawling suspense story about one of France's youngest spies. Each chapter brings new intrigue and often shocking revelations...resonat[ing] with authenticity, excitement, and heart."-Booklist, Starred [STAR] "This suspenseful novel,...based on a true story, moves swiftly into action...Filled, but not laden, with the events of the war, and peppered with French language and the culture of music, this novel will appeal to readers who enjoy history and espionage."-SLJ, Starred [STAR] "Based on Bradley’s interviews with the real Suzanne, this is an exciting account of a girl’s coming of age in a scary time. The historical context is neatly woven into the story."-Kirkus Reviews, Starred "The action will have readers on the edge through the tense conclusion, and the epilogue is not to be missed."-The Bulletin "A highly compelling look at the covert battle for freedom."-Publishers Weekly An IRA Teachers' Choice An ALA Amelia Bloomer Selection A VOYA Top Shelf Fiction Selection A New York Public Library Book Pick A Bank Street College Best Book of the Year

The Perfect Pony

The Perfect Pony
Author: Kimberly Brubaker Bradley
Publsiher: Dial Books
Total Pages: 32
Release: 2007
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Perfect Pony Book Excerpt:

While searching for a sleek, fast, and spirited pony to own, a young girl comes to realize that the "perfect" pony is actually very different.

Halfway to the Sky

Halfway to the Sky
Author: Kimberly Brubaker Bradley
Publsiher: Yearling
Total Pages: 176
Release: 2008-12-18
ISBN: 0307529711
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Halfway to the Sky Book Excerpt:

From the Newbery Honor and Schneider Award-winning author of The War that Saved My Life comes Halfway to the Sky, a compelling novel perfect for fans of Rain Reign. Twelve-year-old Dani is running away from home, or what’s left of home anyway. Her older brother, who had muscular dystrophy, died a few months ago. Then her father left and her parents got divorced. Now home is just Dani and her sad, silent mother, and Dani’s got to get away. She plans to do something amazing, and go where her parents will never find her: she’s going to hike the whole Appalachian Trail, from Georgia to Maine. The trail is a legend in her family, the place where her parents met, fell in love, and got married 14 years before. Unfortunately for her master plan, her mother doesn’t have much trouble figuring out where Dani’s gone. Now it’s the two of them, hiking for as long as Dani can manage to persuade her mother to keep going. But Dani’s got an even longer emotional journey to make—and it’s one she and her mom need to make together. "A wise and thoughtful book."-The Bulletin "[Readers] will readily relate to the angst and anger and be intrigued by the details about the Trail itself."-Kirkus Reviews

Ballerino Nate

Ballerino Nate
Author: Kimberly Brubaker Bradley
Publsiher: Dial
Total Pages: 32
Release: 2006
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ballerino Nate Book Excerpt:

After seeing a ballet performance, Nate decides he wants to learn ballet but he has doubts when his brother Ben tells him that only girls can be ballerinas.

Ruthie s Gift

Ruthie s Gift
Author: Kimberly Brubaker Bradley
Publsiher: Yearling
Total Pages: 150
Release: 1999
ISBN: 9780440414056
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ruthie s Gift Book Excerpt:

Just before the beginning of World War I, eight-year-old Ruthie, who lives with her parents and six brothers on a farm in Indiana, wishes for a sister and tries to behave like the lady her mother wants her to be.

SPA GUERRA QUE SALVO MI VIDA

SPA GUERRA QUE SALVO MI VIDA
Author: Kimberly Brubaker-Bradley
Publsiher: Serie Azul
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2016-11-01
ISBN: 9786070128875
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

SPA GUERRA QUE SALVO MI VIDA Book Excerpt:

"Nine-year-old Ada has never left her one-room apartment. Her mother is too humiliated by Ada's twisted foot to let her outside. So when her little brother Jamie is shipped out of London to escape the war, Ada doesn't waste a minute she sneaks out to join him. So begins a new adventure of Ada, and for Susan Smith, the woman who is forced to take the two kids in. As Ada teaches herself to ride a pony, learns to read, and watches for German spies, she begins to trust Susan and Susan begins to love Ada and Jamie. But in the end, will their bond be enough to hold them together through wartime? Or will Ada and her brother fall back into the cruel hands of their mother?"

Witness to the Revolution

Witness to the Revolution
Author: Kimberly Brubaker Bradley
Publsiher: Simon & Schuster
Total Pages: 199
Release: 2007
ISBN: 9781416925958
Category: Children's stories
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Witness to the Revolution Book Excerpt:

She wore a plain white gown and her hair was tied back loosely under her cap. She did not wear jewels or powder... She smiled at me kindly, and with her free hand brushed my tousled hair back from my face. "Your Majesty," I said, and curtsied to the Queen.

Leap of Faith

Leap of Faith
Author: Kimberly Brubaker Bradley
Publsiher: Dial
Total Pages: 185
Release: 2007
ISBN: 9780803731271
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Leap of Faith Book Excerpt:

Forced to attend a Catholic middle school because of her conduct, Abigail discovers a talent for theater and develops a true religious faith.

One of a Kind Mallie

One of a Kind Mallie
Author: Kimberly Brubaker Bradley
Publsiher: Yearling
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2000-10
ISBN: 9780440416234
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

One of a Kind Mallie Book Excerpt:

Living in Indiana during World War I, ten-year-old Mallie longs to be seen as different from her identical twin and finds an example of individuality in the gypsies who moved into her community.

She Persisted Rosalind Franklin

She Persisted  Rosalind Franklin
Author: Kimberly Brubaker Bradley,Chelsea Clinton
Publsiher: National Geographic Books
Total Pages: 0
Release: 2022-12-06
ISBN: 0593402995
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

She Persisted Rosalind Franklin Book Excerpt:

Inspired by the #1 New York Times bestseller She Persisted by Chelsea Clinton and Alexandra Boiger, a chapter book series about women who spoke up and rose up against the odds--including Rosalind Franklin! Rosalind Franklin loved science, but when she was young, there weren’t many woman scientists. Still, she persisted in pursuing her dreams, becoming a scientist and playing a key role in the discovery of the double-helix structure of DNA (what we’re all made up of). Though her male colleagues took credit for her work at the time, we now know just how important her discoveries were to figuring out what our DNA looks like and how it works! In this chapter book biography by bestselling and award-winning author Kimberly Brubaker Bradley, readers learn about the amazing life of Rosalind Franklin--and how she persisted. Complete with an introduction from Chelsea Clinton, black-and-white illustrations throughout, and a list of ways that readers can follow in Rosalind Franklin's footsteps and make a difference! And don’t miss out on the rest of the books in the She Persisted series, featuring so many more women who persisted, including Sally Ride, Temple Grandin, and more!

Caterpillar Summer

Caterpillar Summer
Author: Gillian McDunn
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Children's Books
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2020-10-06
ISBN: 9781547603145
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Caterpillar Summer Book Excerpt:

This beautifully written, emotional debut perfect for fans of Lynda Mullaly Hunt or Ali Benjamin tells the story a girl, her special needs brother, and the summer they will never forget. "An engaging, honest book." --Kimberly Brubaker Bradley, Newbery Honor-winning author of The War That Saved My Life "A beautiful story of family, forgiveness, life on an island, and growing up." --Kate Messner, author of Breakout and The Seventh Wish Cat and her brother Chicken have always had a very special bond--Cat is one of the few people who can keep Chicken happy. When he has a "meltdown" she's the one who scratches his back and reads his favorite story. She's the one who knows what Chicken needs. Since their mom has had to work double-hard to keep their family afloat after their father passed away, Cat has been the glue holding her family together. But even the strongest glue sometimes struggles to hold. When a summer trip doesn't go according to plan, Cat and Chicken end up spending three weeks with grandparents they never knew. For the first time in years, Cat has the opportunity to be a kid again, and the journey she takes shows that even the most broken or strained relationships can be healed if people take the time to walk in one another's shoes. An Indies Introduce Pick A Texas Bluebonnet Selection A Parents Best Book of the Year A Kirkus Reviews Best Book of the Year An Amazon Best Book of the Year