Books & Learning Packs

Browse among our unique and growing collection of books on ANZAC Day and the ANZACs. Also included are several teaching and learning packs. All of our books are printed in Australia. Prices ex and inclusive of GST are shown. All orders are shipped by couriers or Australia Post. Orders to an address in Australia incur a flat shipping and handling charge of $7.70 (incl GST) per order. Orders sent to international locations attract a shipping cost based on weight.

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  • When the War Came

    This resource aligns with the Australian Curriculum: History for Year 10: "The impact of World War II, with particular emphasis on the Australian Home Front"

    By Vashti Farrer

    Sally and her friends live in Kings Cross where there's a constant fear of possible invasion, especially after Japanese mini-subs enter Sydney Harbour! There are rations and restrictions and blackouts and the constant worry of having fathers serving overseas. Even Sal's eccentric Gran can't always cheer her up as she waits for her Dad to come home.

    Vashti Farrer is an author well known for her books for young people and her wonderful historical fiction. This account of the Second World War as viewed through a young Sydney girl's eyes is an accurate, exciting and invaluable record for all youngsters who would like to know about this important period in Australian history.

    Aligns perfectly with the Year 10 history syllabus "The importance of World War 2 with particular emphasis on the home front…"

    This text also supports differentiation of learning by having accessible entry points and multiple exit points. The students can read the text and the teacher can provide opportunities for them to display skills reflective of Blooms Taxonomy.

    Suitable for Upper Primary to mid Secondary. Published by the ANZAC Day Commemoration Committee (Qld) Inc, 2012. Soft cover, 105 photographs, 112 pages. ISBN 978-0-9804480-4-7

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    $10.95
  • Digging for Diggers

    Shortlisted for The Australian Awards for Excellence in Educational Publishing for 2003.

    This resource aligns with the Australian Curriculum : History for Year 9.

    It is also a useful tool when teaching  research skills at any upper school level.

    This book is the definitive guide to researching the military history of a WW1 Digger. In a step by step approach, author Graeme Hosken provides the researcher with all of the information and tools necessary to complete the task.

    80 pages plus cover

    ISBN 0-9580273-2-3 

    Published October 2002

    Author Graeme Hosken

    Published by ADCC Publications

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    $17.60
  • Lofty's Mission

    Written by well known children's book author Krista Bell and illustrated by the wonderful paper images of David Miller, this book is a must for all lower primary school children's bookshelves.

    This resource aligns with the Australian Curriculum : History for Years 1 and 2 and Australian Curriculum: English [Literature Strand ]for Years 1 and 2.

    Harley McNamara has bred Lofty to be a champion racing pigeon. Now the army needs strong messenger pigeons to help win the war and Harley's dreams are shattered when Lofty is taken from him. Will Lofty ever come home?

    This entrancing little fiction based on fact story highlights how, in Australia between 1942 and 1943 during the Second World War, home breeders donated more than 13 000 baby pigeons ('squeakers') to the army to be trained as messenger pigeons. Several Australian birds were awarded the Dickins Medal for bravery.

    Weight: 120g
    ISBN - 978 - 0 - 9804480 - 7 - 8
    Pages 32 pages
    Paperback
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    $11.00
  • Why are they marching Daddy? (Shelf Book)

    (Shelf Book)

    ISBN 0 9581625 5 7

    Published July 2004 to complement Big Book Kit

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    $7.70
  • The Unknown Australian Soldier

    This resource aligns with the Australian Curriculum : History for Year 9 and the study of contextual text  within the Australian Curriculum : English [Literature Strand] for Years 5-9.

    Two children who have attended the interment ceremony for the Unknown Australian Soldier at the Australian War Memorial are somewhat bewildered as to why this event took place. In a "dream sequence" the ghost of the Unknown Australian Soldier takes the children on a journey back in time to Gallipoli, the Middle East, the Western Front, etc. Suit middle primary to lower secondary.

    ISBN 0-9577957-3-4

    Published 2001
    Author - Mary Small
    Illustrator - Anne Langridge
    Paperback with celloglaze cover; 32 pp excluding cover; B5 Landscape; Colour illustrations superimposed on photos

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    $7.70
  • Feathered Soldiers: An illustrated tribute to Australia's wartime messenger pigeons (big book kit)

    This resource aligns with the  Development of Historical Text within the Australian Curriculum: History for Year 6 .It is also a suitable text for middle primary years in the Big Book format within the historical context of the Australian Curriculum: English [Literature Strand].

    A Teaching and Learning Package for Primary Schools.

    ISBN 0-9757123-1-4

    Published 2005

    Written by Vashti Farrer & Mary Small; Illustrator -- Elizabeth Alger

    Paperback with celloglaze cover and pages; 32pp excluding cover 
    Big Book/Portrait 490mmx360mm; colour Illustrations every page

    Package includes: 1 x Big Book 6 x Shelf Books (B5 size)
    Classroom activities on CD-ROM

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    $77.00
  • Why are they marching, Daddy? (Big Book Kit)

    See also next item - accompanying Kit - available to supplement this item

    This resource aligns with the Australian Curriculum : History for Year 3. It may also be used within the family history component of the Australian Curriculum : English [Literature Strand] for Years P-3 in the Big Book format.

    ISBN 0-9577957-7-7

    Published January 2002

    Editor - Di Burke

    Illustrator - Elizabeth Alger

    Paperback with celloglaze cover and pages;16 pp excluding cover; Big Book/Portrait 490mmx360mm; Colour illustrations every page

    Comes with a special kit to use with the book. The kit includes:

    • A teachers’ manual written by Tracey Linnane, on CD
    • A set of word cards – 27 words with illustrations specific to the big book;
    • The oral story – ‘Why are they marching, Daddy?’ on CD; and
    • 6 x Why are they marching, Daddy? Shelf books
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    $66.00
  • A Thousand Miles of Battles

    The Saga of the Australian Light Horse in WW1

    This resource aligns with the Australian Curriculum: History for Year 9.

    Author: Ian Jones

    ISBN: 987-0-9757123-8-2

    Page size: 232mm wide x 223mm deep

    No of pages: 224

    Binding: clothbound  with dust cover and bookmark
    Full colour

      Includes
    • 120 AWM images + 70 images from private collections
    • Maps
    • Colour patches and Order of Battle
    • Light Horse Timeline
    • Bibliography
    • Index
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    $69.30
  • Simpson and Duffy

    A picture book story of John Simpson Kirkpatrick and his heroic deeds using a donkey at Gallipoli (a revised edition of the 14 page 1989 version which is now out of print).

    Larger print - emphasis on illustrations. Suit young readers.

    ISBN 0-9577957-4-2
    Published 2001
    Author - Mary Small
    Illustrator - Ester Kasepuu
    Paperback with celloglaze cover; 32 pp excluding cover; B5 Portrait; Illustrations in colour

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    $10.95
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