War Stories (8-11) 10 books about going to war The horrors and complexities of war have inspired many authors over the years. The books that resulted are poignant, sometimes tear-jerking, and always thought provoking. Here are a few we like: 1. At the Firefly Gate Linda Newbery 2. Biggles Learns to Fly W. E. Johns 3. The Machine Gunners Robert Westall 4. My Friend the Enemy Dan Smith 5. Put out the Light Terry Deary 6. Scottish Tales of Adventure: World War II Alan Burnett 7. Poems from the First World War Gaby Morgan 8. War Horse Michael Morpurgo 9. Good Night, Mr. Tom Michelle Magorian 10. Soldier's Game James Killgore Tags: 8-11, war View the discussion thread.