Review! 50 Things You Should Know About The First World War by Jim Eldridge

21 May

WWI50 Things You Should Know About The First World War

Edited by Jim Eldridge

80 pages – ages 8+

Published by QEB Publishing on July 1st 2014

Synopsis- Have you ever wondered what really happened in World War I? I mean, as a kid, I hear and learn more about World War II but a lot of what goes on in WWI sets up what goes on in WWII! Did you know that it was when poison gasses were invented, tanks were made, and it was a turning point in women’s rights? Read this book packed with 50 facts about a war that changed the face of the world.

What I Thought- This was a great nonfictional resource. The reading level, amount of information and writing are all very kid-friendly. It includes real pictures of people, places, and events. The book has fact boxes that are an easy learning tool about what happened. I learned several things that I didn’t know about the war and I am a history buff. I learned about the sinking of the Lusitania, the Christmas Truce, and how Zeppelins were used. The book made me want to look up even more information about WWI. This is a great resource book for history classes or kids interested in history.

I give this 5 out of 5 bookworms! fivebooks

10 Responses to “Review! 50 Things You Should Know About The First World War by Jim Eldridge”

  1. Michelle Isenhoff May 21, 2015 at 10:15 pm #

    This sounds awesome, Erik! I give it five out of five bookworms based on your review alone. 🙂

    Yes, WWI very much set up WWII, both politically and with its weapons advancement. Its also very much links back to the Civil War fifty years before. At the beginning of the Civil War, troops still stood in formation shooting at each other across an open field. But the invention like repeating rifles and the Gatling gun rendered that type of fighting obsolete. By the end, you had the beginnings of WWI’s trench warfare. WWI is definitely a key link in the progression of military history. Great pick, Erik!


    • ThisKidReviewsBooks May 23, 2015 at 9:15 am #

      Thank you Mrs. Isenhoff! This is a great book! There is another book about WWII, too.


  2. heylookawriterfellow May 22, 2015 at 10:05 am #

    Your timing couldn’t be more perfect on this review, Erik. My son has been asking me all kinds of questions about World War I lately. To my chagrin, I can’t answer some of them.

    To the bookstore!


  3. Darlene May 22, 2015 at 2:40 pm #

    I love history books that are interesting. It´s too bad there has been such awful wars. Perhaps books like this will bring awareness to young people of the terrible cost of war. Book help us learn from the past.


  4. julie rowan zoch May 23, 2015 at 10:56 am #

    What a great find for all young history buffs. Will look for this one for sure.


  5. Sue Morris @ KidLitReviews May 25, 2015 at 9:30 pm #

    The World Wars have always intrigued me, too. I think this would be a wonderful addition to anyone who wonders about those wars. Too bad you are not giving away a copy, I’d love to win one.


    • ThisKidReviewsBooks May 27, 2015 at 6:30 am #

      Yeah, sorry, but my copy’s going to my local library! 🙂 It’s a great book! 😀


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