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.
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
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.
Author - Mary Small
Illustrator - Anne Langridge
Paperback with celloglaze cover; 32 pp excluding cover; B5 Landscape; Colour illustrations superimposed on photos
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.
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)
WILL BE AVAILABLE NOVEMBER 2013
BLURB ABOUT THE BOOK
Jack and Abi are mates. However, when Jack finds that Abi’s forbears fought the ANZACs at Gallipoli, he becomes unsure about continuing their relationship. Only through meeting relatives on both sides and exploring accounts of the conflict is this contemporary dilemma resolved.;
This is a gentle way to introduce some important Australian history.
An illustrated and pictorial tribute to Australia's tracker dogs in the Vietnam War. (Read more.)
This resource aligns with Australian Curriculum : History for Years 6 and 10 as well as the historical context required in the literature strand of the Australian Curriculum : English Years 5-10.
seek! is a 48-page tribute to the Australian tracker dogs that served in the Vietnam War.
In full colour with more than 110 photos (black & white as well as colour)—plus maps and illustrations—this book gives an overview of the Vietnam War and the service of the Australians who were deployed there; and the role of the eleven dogs that were part of the combat tracker teams that operated during Australia’s commitment from 1966 to 1972.
Authors: Di Burke and Mary Small
Suitable 10 yo to adult. -- ISBN 978-0-9804480-6-1
Walers Go To War
This resource aligns with the Australian Curriculum : History for Year 3 and the historical text component of the Australian Curriculum : English [Literature Strand] for Years 5-7.
A story about the Australian war horses, the Walers, who went with the Australian troopers to the Boer War in South Africa and with the Light Horsemen to World War 1. Delightful illustrations, many humorous, to help younger readers understand the role of these Australian horses in wartime, the hardships suffered by the men and their horses and the special bond they shared. Suit lower – middle primary.
Published December 2001
Author – Vashti Farrer
Illustrator – Sue O’Loughlin
Paperback with celloglaze cover; 32 pp excluding cover; B5 Portrait; Colour illustrations every page;
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
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