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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  • '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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    $10.95
  • Peace in Our Communities: A teaching and learning package for primary schools

    This resource may be aligned to the Australian Curriculum: English [Literature Strand] to create a variety of literacy text across all year levels.

    These posters are also valuable within a Civics and Citizenship  or Communications unit of work at any year level.

    Written by Tracey Linnane; ISBN 0 9581625 2 2 

    Includes: A collection of 18 quality, full colour A3 posters (6 each for years P-2, 3-5 and 6-7); a teaching plan and student worksheets on CD-ROM and an A3 Display Folder.

    A list of strategic questions, developed for use with each peace poster, has been printed on the back of each poster to aid use by teachers during discussions with students. The peace posters and accompanying questions may be used with individual students, in small groups or with the whole class when conducting substantive conversations as part of discussions.

    Long-term educational aim is to foster in children: increased awareness of the concept of ‘peace’ in their communities; how it contributes to their lives; and ways in which we think, feel and act peaceably in order to live a healthy, happy and fulfilled life. An important aspect is to assist children to link their understandings, capabilities and attitudes of ‘peace’ with the sacrifices made by our Australian service men and women from the past and present, as we advocate and strive for peace in our lives today.

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    $33.00
  • 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
  • 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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    $10.95
  • K is for Kokoda

    An A to Z of Australia and the Second World War

    By Matt Anderson

    Nothing before or since has rivaled Australia's participation in the Second World War, both in its extent and its intensity. The war changed how we saw ourselves as a nation and to whom we would look in the future to underwrite our security. It modernised our industry, swept away the unemployment of the Great Depression, and redefined the role of women at home, in the work force and in the armed services. Through a collection of short overviews and sketches, K is for Kokoda explores these and other aspects of Australians at war in 1939-1945.

    Published by the ANZAC Day Commemoration Committee (Queensland), 2010. Soft cover, photographs, 104 pages. ISBN 978-0-9804480-3-0

  • 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
  • In Search of the AE2

    The individual book from the In Search of … series.

    ISBN 0 9581625 9 X

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    $8.80
  • In Search of Kingsford Smith, MC

    The individual book from the In Search of … series.

    ISBN 0 9581625 7 3

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    $8.80
  • In Search of Sloan Bolton, DCM

    The individual book from the In Search of … series.

    ISBN 0 9581625 8 1

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    $8.80
  • The Legend of the Light Horse Big Book + CD-ROM

    A Teaching and Learning Package for Primary Schools.

    This resource aligns with the Australian Curriculum: History for Years 6 and 9 but 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]
    ISBN 978-0-9804480-0-9

    Published 2007

    A revised edition of the book written by Ian Jones in 1987; Illustrated by Basil and Wendy Gay

    Paperback with celloglaze cover and pages

    40 pp excluding cover; includes comprehensive glossary

    Big Book/Portrait 485mmx340mm; colour

    Package includes: 1 x Big Book 

    Classroom activities on CD-ROM

    A comprehensive account of the Australian Light Horse in WW1 – at Gallipoli, on the Western Front and across the vast deserts of the Middle East.

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    $27.50
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