This is a selection of Holocaust books for young readers that can be used to introduce the topic of the Holocaust. Students can read these books to prepare for their visit to the Museum


Author Title Publisher From Age
Rachel Hausfater The Little Boy Star : An Allegory of the Holocaust Milk and Cookies Press, 2017 5
Josephine Pool Anne Frank Random House Children’s Publishers, 2007 6
Tony Kushner, ill. Maurice Sendak Brundibar Hyperion Book, 2003 6
Wilhelm Grimm Dear Mili Stated First Edition, 1988 6
Ruth Vander Zee Erika’s Story Creative Paperbacks, 2013 6
Jo Hoestlandt Star of Fear, Star of Hope Bloomsbury USA Childrens, 1996 6
Tomi Ungerer Otto, The Autobiography of a Teddy Bear Phaidon Press Ltd, 2010 6
Ruud Van Der Rol et Rian Verhoeven Anne Frank Kampen, The Netherlands, 1992 9
Karen Levine Hana’s Suitcase Cherrytree Books, 2017 10
Zane Whittingham Survivors of the Holocaust Sourcebooks Explore, 2019 10
Clive A. Lawton Auschwitz : The story of a Nazi Death Camp Candlewick, 2002 11
Lois Lowry Number the Stars Harper Collins Children’s Book, 2012 11
Uri Orlev Run, Boy, Run HMH Books for Young Readers, 2007 11
Anne Holm I am David HMH Books for Young Readers, 2004 11
Clive A. Lawton The story of the Holocaust Gallimard Jeunesse, 2000 11
Larissa Cain A childhood in the Warsaw ghetto Paris, 1998 11
Sigrid Heuck The Hideout Faber & Faber, 1991 11
Anne Frank The Diary of a Young Girl Bantam, 1993 11
Kathy Kacer Hidding Edith : A True Story Second Story Press, 2006 11
Jean-Jacques Greif The Fighter Bloomsbury USA Childrens, 2012 11
Hans Peter Richter Friedrich Puffin Books, 1987 11
Judith Kerr When Hitler stole Pink Rabbit Puffin Books, 2009 11
Joseph Joffo A Bag of Marbles Graphic Universe TM, 2013 11
Carol Matas Greater than Angels Simon Pulse, 1999 11
Isaac Millman Hidden Child Farrar Straus Giroux, 2005 12
Julia Billet Catherine’s War HarperAlley, 2020 12
Alison Leslie Gold Memories of Anne Frank – Reflections of a Childhood Friend Scholastic, 1997 12
Morris Gleitzman Once & Then Penguin, 2009 12
Jona Oberski Childhood Penguin Classics, 2014 13
Sharon Dogar Annexed HMH Books for Young Readers, 2010 13
Paule du Bouchet Sing, Luna, Sing Urachhaus, 2010 13
Judith Kerr The Other Way Round Dell Pub Co, 1979 13
Hans Peter Richter I was there Puffin Books, 1987 13
Fred Uhlman Reunion Vintage Classics, 1997 13
Uri Orlev The man from the other side Puffin Books, 1995 13
Aranka Siegal Grace in the Wilderness Farrar Straus Giroux, 1985 13
Claude Gutman The Empty House Turton & Chambers Ltd, 1991 13
Michel Pierre, Annette Wieviorka The Second World War Silver Burdett Pr, 1987 13
Esther Hautzig The Endless Steppe : Growing up in Siberia HarperCollins, 2018 13
Monique Polak What World is Left Orca Publishing, 2008 13
Jerry Spinelli Milkweed Knopf Books for Young Readers, 2003 13
Ilse Koehn Mischling Second Degree : My Childhood in Nazi Germany Bantam Books, 1978 13
Ilona Flutsztejn-Gruda When Grownups Play at War Sumach Pr, 2005 13
Toby Knobel Fluek Memories of my life in a Polish Village Hamish Hamilton, 1990 13
Aranka Siegal Upon the Head of the Goat : A Childhood in Hungary Square Fish, 2003 13
Annika Thor A Faraway Island Yearling, 2011 13
Kathrine Kressmann Taylor Adress Unknown 15