Books About World War II

Baa baa Black Sheep by Gregory "Pappy" Boyington

Band of brothers: E Company, 506th Regiment, 101st Airborne : from Normandy to Hitler's Eagle's nest by Stephen E. Ambrose

Bataan : a survivor's story by Gene Boyt with David L. Burch ; foreword by Gregory J.W. Urwin

Colditz : the full story by P.R. Reid

Ernie's war : the best of Ernie Pyle's World War II dispatches by edited with a biographical essay by David Nichols ; foreword by Studs Terkel

Flyboys : a true story of courage by James Bradley

Nebula Science Fiction Award Winners

Established in 1966 by the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America, this award recognizes excellence in science fiction or fantasy works published in the United States.

The windup girl by Paolo Bacigalupi

Powers by Ursula K. Le Guin

The Yiddish policemen's union : a novel by Michael Chabon

Seeker by Jack McDevitt

Camouflage by Joe Haldeman

Paladin of souls by Lois McMaster Bujold

Fishy Books

With books like these, who needs a Nemo movie?

A fishy story by text by Gail Donovan ; illustrations by David Austin Clar Studio

Hooray for fish! by Lucy Cousins

Professor Bumble and the monster of the deep by Daniel Napp ; translated by Hilary Schmitt-Thomas

There was an old lady who swallowed a trout by Teri Sloat ; illustrated by Reynold Ruffins

Rainbow Fish discovers the deep sea by Marcus Pfister


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