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Big Battles of World War II
Benoit, Peter, 1955-
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Publication Information:
New York : Children's Press, [2014]

Physical Description:
48 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Highlights the more well-known battles that occurred during World War II.
The beginnings of war -- The war on the Eastern Front -- The war on the Western Front -- The war in the Pacific -- The war in North Africa -- Ending the World War.
Reading Level:
880 Lexile.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR MG 6.0 1.0 168708.

Reading Counts RC 3-5 5.7 3 Quiz: 64624.

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D743.7 .B46 2015 Juvenile Non-Fiction Open Shelf

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As the largest, deadliest conflict in history, World War II was one of the defining events of the 20th century. Between 1939 and 1945, this massive conflict affected almost every corner of the globe. Readers will get an up-close look at the battles, weapons, and military forces that drove this landmark war.

Over the course of World War II, nations fought countless battles throughout Europe and Asia. Readers will examine some of the war most pivotal conflicts, from the invasion of Normandy on D-Day to the massive Battle of the Bulge. They will also learn how the war started and why it was fought on multiple fronts.


Engaging sidebars highlight some of the war's most important events, people, and technology Timelines illustrate the way the war developed from start to finish Glossaries explain a range of technical military terms Eye-catching images give readers an up-close look at the war's most defining moments

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School Library Journal Review

Gr 4-6-The books in this set open with two true or false questions (a signature of this series) that are answered in the text. Divided into four to six chapters, the titles focus on one aspect of each subject. A "Big Truth" chapter and a "True Statistics" page add interesting facts about weapons, armies, or statistics. The content is standard for middle-level books on World War II, and large black-and-white period photos appear throughout. Unfortunately, this series is marred by some weaknesses. There are few maps and no documentation of numbers and statistics scattered throughout the texts, and there are several errors (for instance, Battles mistakenly states that the Battle of the Bulge resulted in more deaths than any other battle, and both Weapons and Navy erroneously explain the tailhook mechanism on aircraft carriers. This set doesn't improve on extant World War II coverage, and most libraries will find other series to be better choices. (c) Copyright 2014. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.