Just finished reading Carrie's War and re-reading The Silver Sword.
I liked Carrie's War. Not sure if the kids will? ( I had a grade 6 a couple of years ago read and she said she liked it) There is a BBC serial from the 70s on YouTube they can watch on their iPads as we read it.( an advantage of a small school) I already have some creative writing and art ideas buzzing around which I'll work on next week.
The Silver Sword is an old favourite. I remember reading it myself in grade 6.
I'll work on a two week unit for these books ( themes of war, evacuation, the plight of refugees, resilience and acceptance) to start around ANZAC Day.