"26 Fairmont Avenue" by Tomie DePaola

This is a wonderful series that highlights events from the life of children's illustrator Tomie DePaola.  In the stories, Tomie talks about what it was like to grow up during the 1930's and 1940's, including the time in history when America entered World War II.  This book tells of his families moving to a new town and surviving a hurricane.  A wonderful series for grandparents to read aloud to their grandkids as they will be able to share stories of their own childhood.