Remembering Gallipoli

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Links to literature that will help younger students understand World War I, particularly the ANZAC experience. It includes stories from Australia, New Zealand, Canada, the UK and elsewhere. Where possible, each pin links to a review, a unit of work or teaching notes. Some titles may border on YA and it is up to the user to assess these to decide their suitability for their students.

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The Anzac Billy, Black Dog Books, Claire Saxby (text) and Mark Jackson & Heather Potter (illustrators), ISBN 9781925126815 Christmas Care Package, Children's Book Writers, Books Australia, Indie Books, Anzac Day, Book Categories, Dog Books, Boy Character, Mark Jackson

The Anzac Billy - Reading Time

Claire Saxby (text) and Mark Jackson & Heather Potter (illustrators), The Anzac Billy, Black Dog Books, April 2019, 32 pp., RRP $24.99 (hbk), ISBN 9781925126815 In the publicity notes which come with this picture book we are told that families were encouraged during World War 1 for to pack a billy with gifts to sendRead More

Read "The Afghanistan Pup" by Mark Wilson available from Rakuten Kobo. A moving story of hope and sacrifice in wartime from award-winning author/illustrator Mark Wilson. The Afghanistan Pup i. Wilderness Society, Girl Struggles, Australian Boys, Afghanistan War, Anzac Day, Day Book, Book Week, Reading Time, Book Themes

The Afghanistan Pup; My Mother's Eyes: the story of an Australian boy soldier - Reading Time

Mark Wilson, The Afghanistan Pup, Lothian/Hachette, March 2014, 32 pp., $24.99 (hbk), ISBN 9780734415325 Mark Wilson, My Mother’s Eyes: the story of an Australian boy soldier, Lothian/Hachette, March 2011, 32 pp., $16.99 (pbk), ISBN 978034411914 (re-release) These two titles are part of the series, Children in War, which explores children’s experiences of, and reactions to,Read More

Buy In the Lamplight by Dianne Wolfer at Mighty Ape NZ. If you loved the award-winning Lighthouse Girl and Light Horse Boy, you will also love In the Lamplight, with its combination of evocative charcoal dr. English Girls, The Longest Journey, Right To Vote, English Village, Anzac Day, World War One, Reading Time, Historical Fiction, Lighthouse

In the Lamplight - Reading Time

Dianne Wolfer (text), Brian Simmonds (illus.), In the Lamplight, Fremantle Press, April 2018, 120pp., $26.99 (hbk) ISBN 9781925591224 This historical fiction publication; specially coinciding with the 100th anniversary of the end of the war, evolved from research from Diane Wolfer’s other, award-winning titles, Lighthouse Girl and Light Horse Boy. The evocative photographs, archival pieces and charcoalRead More

Buy In the Lamplight by Dianne Wolfer at Mighty Ape NZ. If you loved the award-winning Lighthouse Girl and Light Horse Boy, you will also love In the Lamplight, with its combination of evocative charcoal dr. English Girls, The Longest Journey, Right To Vote, English Village, Anzac Day, World War One, Reading Time, Historical Fiction, Lighthouse

In the lamplight by Dianne Wolfer

Highly recommended. Themes: World War One, Hospitals, Nursing, Spanish influenza, Armistice. With copious charcoal illustrations, archival material and a story told through diary entries alte

Buy Flapper, VC by Mark Wilson at Mighty Ape NZ. FLAPPER, VC is based on the true story of an Australian carrier pigeon during World War II. Raised and trained in Australia, Flapper is sent off to wa. Wilderness Society, Wilderness Survival, Day Book, This Book, Book Week, Means Of Communication, Anzac Day, Losing A Dog

Flapper, VC by Mark Wilson - Books

An inspiring story of animals at war, written and illustrated by award-winning author Mark Wilson.

Suitable for years This story is based on the true story of Freda, a dalmatian and the dog mascot of the NZ Rifles during World War It's a simple story about the reality of war, hardship, friendship and love Brave, Harlequin Great Danes, Children's Choice, Anzac Day, World War One, Reading Time, Illustrations, History Books, Nz History

The Anzac Puppy - Reading Time

Peter Millett (text) Trish Bowles (illus.) The Anzac Puppy Scholastic (NZ), 1 March 2015, 32pp. NZ$19.50 A$17.99 pbk ISBN 9781775430971 SCIS 1651150 The Anzac Puppy is a book set during the Great War of 1914-1918 and tells the story of a young soldier, Sam, and his relationship with Freda the faithful dog and war mascot. ThisRead More

I posted the other day about our ANZAC Day book display. This morning we had our school ceremony. When returned to the classroom we read M. Australian Boys, Australian Authors, Wilderness Society, Anzac Day, Graffiti Wall, Reading Time, Book Themes, S Stories, Day Book

The Afghanistan Pup; My Mother's Eyes: the story of an Australian boy soldier - Reading Time

Mark Wilson, The Afghanistan Pup, Lothian/Hachette, March 2014, 32 pp., $24.99 (hbk), ISBN 9780734415325 Mark Wilson, My Mother’s Eyes: the story of an Australian boy soldier, Lothian/Hachette, March 2011, 32 pp., $16.99 (pbk), ISBN 978034411914 (re-release) These two titles are part of the series, Children in War, which explores children’s experiences of, and reactions to,Read More

Booktopia has Forward March by Christobel Mattingly. Buy a discounted Hardcover of Forward March online from Australia's leading online bookstore. March Book, Day Book, This Book, Boomerang Books, Giraffes Cant Dance, Day Of Mourning, Australian Authors, Anzac Day

Forward March - Reading Time

Christobel Mattingley (text), David Kennett (illus), Forward March, Scholastic Australia, 1 March 2016, 32pp., $24.99 (hbk), ISBN 9781742990804 Anzac Day. How do we capture the essence of what is such a moving and important occasion? So many people in our country have personal connections to this commemoration. We see this as crowd numbers to AnzacRead More

Alfred’s War is a powerful story that unmasks the lack of recognition given to Australian Indigenous servicemen who returned from the WWI battlelines. Alfred was just a young man when he was injured and shipped home from France. Neither honoured Picture Story, Children's Picture Books, Aboriginal Man, English Units, Australian Authors, Anzac Day, World War One, Reading Time, Teaching Resources

Alfred's War - Reading Time

Rachel Bin Salleh (text) Samantha Fry (illus.), Alfred’s War, Magabala Books, April 2018, 40pp., $19.99 (hbk), ISBN: 9781925360608 Alfred’s War reveals an aspect of Australian history many Australians are unaware of – the contribution Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander men made in all the wars Australia has been involved in. Told with compassion and understanding,Read More

Buy Anzac Girl: The War Diaries of Alice Ross-King by Jess Racklyeft, Kate Simpson and Read this Book on Kobo's Free Apps. Discover Kobo's Vast Collection of Ebooks and Audiobooks Today - Over 4 Million Titles! Anzac Day, True Stories, Free Apps, This Book, Alice, King, War, Diaries, Audiobooks

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ANZAC Sons: Five Brothers on the Western Front by Allison Marlow Paterson. Book Week 2016 / Book of the Year Notables List / Eve Pownall Award for Information Books. Miss Jenny's Classroom Book Week, Day Book, Books 2016, New Books, Sea College, Love Book, This Book, Anzac Day, Inspirational Books

ANZAC Sons: Five Brothers on the Western Front | The Bottom Shelf