Veteran's Day is coming up, and it's a great opportunity to have a conversation with your children about important topics like war and military service while honoring the contributions and sacrifices of our servicemen and women. Here are some of our top resources to help start those conversations in you home or classroom:
Start with our book recommendations: from picture books to young adult novels, here are 26 of our choices for books to read to honor Veteran's Day.
Listen to three authors talk about how and why they write about war for young readers: In this episode of the Scholastic Reads podcast, Lauren Tarshis (I Survived series), Kate Messner (Rolling Thunder) and C. Alexander London (Dog Tags series) discuss why it's so important that we talk about the difficult parts of our world's history with our children.
Read this post from Scholastic Parents about how to talk to your children about scary news: We know that talking about war and tragedy can be difficult. Scholastic Parents offers tips to make those conversations a little easier.
If you're a teacher, use this guide to teaching and talking about war with books for children and teens: From the American Revolution and the Civil War to Vietnam and wars in fantasy novels, this teaching guide helps teachers use novels for children of all ages to introduce the topic of war into classroom discussions.
More resources for teachers: