disclosure: we were sent the items mentioned in exchange for an honest review
You may recall that recently I reviewed a book about remarkable children, which included the story of a child which has stuck with me ever since my own childhood. Today I’m sharing two books with you which are perfect for children in Upper Key Stage Two. The Life of Anne Frank and The Holocaust A History for Children are both published through Welbeck and offer a real insight into the reality of life for Jews during WWII in Europe.
I still have my copy of The Diary of Anne Frank that a read at around the same age as my ten-year-old son. It’s hard to believe that this February marked the 75th anniversary of Anne Frank’s death. I feel that it’s as relevant as ever that our children learn about Anne and the fate of millions of other Jews across Europe during World War II. The Life of Anne Frank comes in a slipcase and consists of a hardback book and folder containing a number of activities and facsimile documents.
The Life of Anne Frank book is written by Kay Woodward and starts by introducing readers to Anne and her family and how as the Nazis came to power, the family moved from Germany to Amsterdam in the Netherlands.
The book combines photographs and short bursts of facts to provide children with a great insight into Anne’s life and the events that led to her keeping her diary.
As we’ve been going through lockdown we’ve all become acutely aware of how our lives have changed, how our freedom has been curtailed, but imagine being hidden away, fearful of discovery every day.
Through the pages of the book, we learn about the people that helped Anne and her family stay hidden over their time in Prinsengract 263 along with the Van Pels and Fritz Pfeffer. We learn about daily life in hiding and the tensions of living in a confined space with the constant threat of capture and ultimately, death.
Ultimately the family were found, who knows if they were betrayed or if it was just bad luck. I have a very clear memory of Otto Frank, Anne’s father, being on Blue Peter when I was a child. He was the only member of the family to survive the concentration camps.
He went back to Amsterdam after the war and was given Anne’s unread diaries and he spent the rest of his life ensuring that future generations could read her words, and know her story.
There are symbols throughout the main The Life of Anne Frank book which takes you on to further activities in the booklet.
From maps to identification papers, to pages which will hopefully inspire children to start their own diaries.
The Holocaust A History for Children is written by Philip Steele and is a 95-page book commemorating the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp in 1945. It is a really useful asset for Key Stage children and beyond who are learning about the Holocaust.
The pages are full of photographs, maps and graphics along with bitesize chunks of information in The Holocaust A History for Children.
Readers learn about the history of the Jewish people as they moved around Europe over the centuries through to life in Germany between the world wars, and the rise of hatred during the German depression.
They can see for themselves examples of posters used by the Nazis to illustrate their ideas and propagate hatred and prejudice amongst the population.
As the Germans march across Europe there’s a pictorial view of their invasion and the subsequent deportation of millions of Jews and other ‘undesirables’.
Children can read about the experiences of those who were dehumanized by the regime and reduced to numbers and symbols.
But they also learn about the people who rescued many people from certain death and ultimately after the war about those who were finally brought to justice at the Nuremberg trials.
The Holocaust A History for Children tells the stories of survivors and how the state of Israel was founded and provides a great source of reference for those learning about this bleak period of history.
I’ve included my Amazon Affiliate links (I do earn from qualifying purchases) for both books below for your reference.
I’ve teamed up with Welbeck Publishing to offer one reader the chance to win both The Life of Anne Frank and The Holocaust A History for Children, worth £24.98. For your chance to win both books please complete the Gleam form below. Good luck!
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The giveaway will close on 17th June 2020 at midnight.
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The Life of Anne Frank and The Holocaust A History for Children, worth £24.98
125 thoughts on “The Life of Anne Frank and The Holocaust A History for Children – AD sent for review and giveaway”
I want to win these for my daughter, she has a keen interest in History and we have been watching WW2 documentaries recently learning about the war but we haven’t touched on the Holocaust as yet. It was truly a horrendous time in history and one that must never be forgotten or replicated. These books would be a great way to explain the holocaust and Anne Frank. I visited her house many years ago and it was haunting. I hope to take my daughter there one day.
My niece is interested in history. I think she’d love this x
Our middle girl would appreciate these. I am a keen student of history so books are a good way to introduce a discussion at home as well as supporting the curriculum at school.
My friends’ daughter would love these, she loves learning anything new, and this could start her off learning about WWII
I’d give this to my 12 year old daughter. She loves history and did a play with her drama group last year about what it was like in a concentration camp. I think she’d relate to the Anne Frank book as she’s a similar age.
I’d give this to my two older granddaughters to help with their home schooling and to help them understand that lockdown as they are experiencing it isn’t as great a hardship as that faced by the Frank family.
These would be really lovely for my daughter to help her learning
I would give it to my stepdaughter as she is very interested in history, though I think this is something the whole family would find interesting.
I’d give these books to my oldest boy, he’s home educated full time (not just during COVID) and we’re currently learning about WW2.
It’s important to me to teach my family about WW2 because we had ancestors on the English and German sides.
I would give them to my daughter but would also read them myself to
perfect for my daughter
My eldest daughter would love these books.
My eldest son, I think he’d find these interesting
My daughter as she’s a bookworm.
Who will you give these books to if you win and why?
to my grandson because he loves history and his grandad has told him so much already about Anne Frank . . . he would be delighted
I think i would give these a read, then pass them over to the kids to read
I would give them to my dad who loves the history of the second world war
I would give this to my son. He’s fascinated with history and I think this is something he would really enjoy.
I would gift them to my next door neighbour. She is history mad and loves to read up on anything related to the world wars!
I’d probably give them to one of my nieces as they’re probably at an age where they will appreciate them.
I think that the boys may find these interesting so I’d give them to them. Was supposed be going to Anne Franks house in April – we didn’t make it!!!
My grand daughter has been learning about WW2 this year and would love these books
Niece, to assist with her learning and interests.
My grandchildren would find these interesting and I could tell them all about my visit to the Anne Frank house a few years ago!
I would like to win for my nephew and niece, they would be very interested in Anne Frank’s story.
I would give to my children as they look very good and also a great way to learn about our past and to learn about Anne Frank , I remember as a child I didn’t really want to read Anne Franks book but this book looks much more ‘child friendly’ and would encourage more to know about her and her life.
My daughter would love this!
I would give this to my son as he is really interested in Anne Frank and these would be really educational
I don’t have my own children, but I would make sure that these books are donated to either a junior or senior school to be accessed by children wishing to learn more about this period of history.
My daughter. She would love it as she’s very interested in history.
The books will be a little treat for myself because I enjoy learning about this subject and I would like to brush up on my knowledge.
My nephew would love this!
They would be for my niece who absolutely loves History and would really enjoy them
i would give this to my niece to learn about this subject
I would give them to my sister she has always been interested in history
I would give these to my best friend as she loves learning about history
i wouldn’t actually mind reading up on these myself x
My niece Jess – she would love Anne Franks story
My son as he is learning about this in history at the moment, online lessons obviously but this would help him.
I would give these to my 10 year old daughter who loves reading all kinds of books
My niece would love this, she is very interested in history.
My nephew – history in a language suitable for his age – sure he will love anc benefit so much
I would keep these to read first before passing them on. I’m.currently reading Ann Frank’s diary as I went to Amserdam in feb and visited the house so have an interest in.these books..it kind of put things into perspective with what we are going through with the lockdown
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I would give these to my daughter, she is showing a real interest in history and I think it is important that every child has an understanding of this period and the holocaust.
my son would absolutely love this x
my 12 year old daughter loves history especially ww2
I would give them to my son. He is really interested in history and I think he would really enjoy them.
Id read them myself and save them for when my little onea learn about it at school!
Love to win this for my granddaughter
These are books both myself and both my parents would love, so I’d give them to mum and when they’ve both read them, I’d borrow them back lol!
I’ll read them myself and give away for someone else to read.
My son as I think he’d enjoy them.
To my niece because she loves history
I would give them my daughter. A history project we could both do together.
I would read them with my son. I have been to Auschwitz and he was very interested in the history of it (he did not come) I had shown him pictures and explained about what had happened and he would like to visit when he is older and I think these books would be great to educate him more about this.
perfect for my daughter
Id love to read this and so would my mother in law. I’ve also entered twitter apps but it wouldn’t complete.
I would keep them and then read them with my nephew when he is older to teach him. It’s a period in history that I am so interested in as my grandad was polish. I have visited many holocaust and history museums around the world and its a piece of history that everyone needs to learn about.
I would give these to my stepdaughter, they would be handy for her school work
I wctsould give these to one of my older grandchildren who enjoys history. It is one of his favourite school subjects
This would be an interesting book for my eldest grandson and I may learn something myself
I would love to read them with my son and then give them to his school for them to use.
My grandson would really enjoy this book as he loves history and always wants to learn more
I think my niece would love these and I’d certainly want to read them with her, they’re fabulous!
I would love to win these for my daughter. She has a real interest in history at the moment x
I’d keep them to share with all of the children I know, because it’s so important that this history is passed on to the next generation, and it’s a subject I’ve always had a great interest in so I’d like to pass on my knowledge at the same time
I would donate them to my child’s school as it’s important for all children to have an understanding of history
I will keep them for my children, I recently read a children’s book about the Holocaust holds The Earth is singing by Vanessa Curtis and would recommend it.
I’d give them to Ikram who loves reading, learning and history. This is a very important part of history to read about.
Would give to my nephew who has a keen interest in history and is always asking lots of questions.
Hello, If I was lucky enough to win then I would give the books to a local charity that helps families in need. Thank you for the chance to win.
My granddaughters to share with their friends – we find it hard to stay in isolation now – Anne stayed in true isolation for years.
Would give it to my little sister as she loves history
I would give this to my son, he enjoys reading history books and was fascinated when i was telling him all about my visit to Krakow
I would give these to the school I work in
I will read it to my sons and then donate to my primary school
I would give this to my son because it is important to understand history
I would give these to my nephew as think it is an important subject to know about
I will give these to my daughter. We have visited the Ann Frank house in Amsterdam and she found it really interesting and emotional. I think it is good for her to know about the past.
would give them to my eldest daughter
I would love to win this for my grandson. Thanks for the giveaway.
A must read for everyone
I would give this to my eldest daughter as she studied history and would love this.
I would give them to my sons.
I would read them first because I think they are really interesting and then I would pass on to my Goddaughter who loves all things historical.
For my son, it’s really important the history of our country.
I would give them to my eldest granddaughter but read them with her so we could discuss the content.
My grandson would love have these on his bookshelf, he has been learning about Anne Frank
I’d give them to my sister. She loves history and is fascinated by Ann Frank.
I would keep these myself as I am currently reading about the Holocaust and some of the amazing survivors x
My daughters would love these, they love learning about History as part of their HomeEd
I would give it to my granddaughter
I would give these books to my niece, she is coming up to 14, and would love to learn more about history
My children would love these
My eldest daughter as she has been learning all about world war 2 from school x
I’d take these in to the school library, there is always room in our history section for quality books like these.
perfect for my niece x
I would give them to my daughter, she loves learning about history.
To my son, he has been learning about WW2.
I’d give them to my granddaughter but I might have to read them myself first. They look fascinating
I’d love these for myself, as the holocaust is a keen interest of mine.
My niece would enjoy reading them because she is interested in history
I would give it to my cousin because they can learn about world war two and to teach them why war isn’t a good thing.
I would love to win these for myself as I like to read historical books, especially those during the wars.
Id give these to my cousins son who is at the age of learning about this
i would like to win these books for my mum as the holocaust is very close to her heart as my grandad was jewish and family were a part of this history
I’d read these myself then save them for my grandson for when he’s a little older
Would love to have a read myself and also my daughter Sheriah
My daughters, who love history and would definitely get a lot out of these books. Great for supporting their school learning, too.
I think these would be perfect for my daughters
I would give this to my sisters children as they have a fascination with history and would love this
I would give this to my son, he is starting to learn about the world wars and we have given him a brief overview of the holocaust and how we mustn’t treat others differently. This would be perfect to help him understand.
to my niece for her school history project
Perfect for my 13 year old daughter who is studying this at school.
I’d read them myself then donate them to the library at the primary school where my niece teaches, because I think it’s really important for children to know about the Holocaust and understand what it was all about
I would love these for my 11 year old niece – just the right age to learn about Anne Frank
My younger cousin
i would give them to my children so they can learn all about it while off school
I will save them for my son for when he’s older as such an important part of history to know about
I’d give this wonderful book to my granddaughter ,when she is ready, to understand the shocking industrialised murder of millions of people
I would love to give these to my niece, she is always looking for new things to learn about and these would be ideal new reading material
I would give them to my nephew, as the story must be told to educate young people. I would also love to read these myself.
My girlfriend because I know she would be really interested in reading them.