After 2016, in Polish literature for children, there appeared a few significant books presenting childhood marked by the most current trauma, namely the experience of refugees. Reading these novels prompted me to ask important questions that I am trying to answer in this paper: How and for what purpose, should we discuss the subject of war trauma with children? How is refugee childhood presented in the analysed literature? How the analysed literature talks about the hardships of war exile refugee families and the “rebuilding” of the house and the whole world by them? I conducted an analysis and interpretation of books based on the assumptions of the concept of humanistic hermeneutics. Using the assumptions of intercultural education simultaneously, I paid attention to the sensitising potential of the analysed literature (development of empathy in the youngest, awakening of conscience, altruistic attitude, provoking discussion on how much we are attentive to the other person).