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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  • 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
    • a set of ANZAC posters.
    • 6 x Why are they marching, Daddy? Shelf books (New)
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  • 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
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  • 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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  • Not Only a Hero: An Illustrated Life of Simpson, the Man with the Donkey

    Biography of John Simpson Kirkpatrick from early childhood to his death at Gallipoli on 19 May 1915. Suit middle primary - adult.

    ISBN 0-646-35984-3 
    First Published 1998 Author - Tom Curran
    1999 CBCA Notable Book Award
    Paperback with celloglaze cover 52 pp excluding cover A4 Landscape Colour and B&W photos

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  • In Search of Sloan Bolton, DCM

    The individual book from the In Search of … series.

    ISBN 0 9581625 8 1

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  • 'Don't forget me, cobber!'

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

    A comprehensive account of WW1 and Australians’ battlefield experiences at Gallipoli, on the Western Front and in the Middle East. Includes the desert campaigns fought by the lighthorsemen and the contribution of the Navy, Flying Corps and the nurses.
    Suit middle primary to lower secondary.

    ISBN 0 9757123 5 7
    Author-Matt Anderson
    Second edition
    Published 2006
    Paperback; 40 pp
    B5 Portrait
    Colour images and B&W photographs throughout.

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  • A is for ANZAC - Revised

    By Matt Anderson

    This resource aligns with the Australian  Curriculum : History for Years 3 and 6 as well as the historical context component in the Australian Curriculum : English [Literature Strand]for Year 5.

    Each letter of the alphabet is used to represent an ANZAC related theme (e.g. W is for War Memorial).

    Suit middle primary - lower secondary.
    2nd Ed (revised) - ISBN  978-0-9804480-2-3
    Paperback with celloglaze cover 26 pp excluding cover; B5 size; full colour

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  • 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

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