Monday, June 3, 2019

Learn About the D-Day Landings with Scholastic Books on Honor of the 75th Anniversary of the Invasion of Normandy

*DISCLOSURE* Thank you to Scholastic for providing product samples in order to facilitate this post.  All thoughts are strictly my own. 

On June 6, 2019, it will be the beginning of the 75th anniversary of the D-Day landings and the Invasion of Normandy .  Scholastic makes it easy to help today's children explore this important turning point through engaging books.  Here are our favorite Scholastic books on D-Day:

By:  Deborah Hopkinson

The WWII invasion known as D-Day was the largest military endeavor in history. By June 6, 1944, Hitler and his allies had a strong grip on the European continent, where Nazi Germany was engaged in the mass extermination of the Jewish people. The goal of D-Day was the total defeat of Hitler's regime, and the defense of free democracies everywhere. Knowing they had to breach the French coast, the US, Great Britain, and Canada planned for the impossible.

D-Day was an invasion not for conquest, but liberation, and required years to plan and total secrecy to keep the advantage of surprise. Once deployed, Operation Overlord involved soldiers, sailors, paratroopers, and specialists. Acclaimed author Deborah Hopkinson weaves together the contributions of not only D-Day's famous players, but African Americans, women, journalists, and service members in a masterful tapestry of official documents, personal narratives, and archival photos to bring this decisive battle to vivid, thrilling life.

By Lauren Tarshis

Lauren Tarshis shines a spotlight on the story of the Normandy landings, the largest seaborne invasion in history and foundation for the Allied victory in World War II.

We love I survived books!  They are very well written and tell the story in a way the reader can really relate to.

By Alan Gratz

D-Day, June 6, 1944: the most expansive military endeavor in history.

No less than world cooperation would bring down Hitler and the Axis powers. And so people — and kids — across the globe lent their part.

From the young US soldiers in the boats to spies in the French countryside, the coordination of thousands came together.

Alan Gratz, author of the New York Times bestselling Refugee, explores the necessity of teamwork and heroism in dismantling tyranny in this epic, yet personal, look at D-Day in time for the 75th anniversary of the operation.

These are really great books for including in your homeschool study, or just for summer reading for kiddos who are interested in learning about military history.

Scholastic has some really great reads for all ages and reading levels, so be sure to add some to your kiddo's summer reading lists!

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