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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  • 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
  • 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
  • Simpson and Duffy Big Book

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

    This resource aligns with the Australian Curriculum : History  for Year 3. It may also be used within the Australian Curriculum : English [Literature Strand] for Years 1-3 in the Big Book format.

    • Primary Teaching and Learning Package
      Published March 2003
      Author - Mary Small
      Illustrator - Ester Kasepuu
      Paperback with celloglaze cover and celloglaze pages; 32 pp excluding cover; Big Book/Portrait; Colour illustrations every page
    • Includes:
      A teachers’ manual on CD-ROM written by Tracey Linnane, Early Childhood Consultant;
      The narrated story -- Simpson and Duffy on CD; and
      A set of 4 colour posters telling the Simpson and Duffy story using selected text and illustrations from the book.
      6 x Simpson and Duffy Shelf books
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    $66.00
  • In Search of ... series

    This resource aligns with the Australian Curriculum: History for Year 10 . It also fits perfectly into developing the skill of Inquiry Based Learning from Years 6-9.

    A Teaching and Learning Package for Upper Primary/Lower Secondary Students.

    The 5 books provide resources to help students explore aspects of the life and Australians' experiences of WW1 through evidence from the time. 

    The approach of the books reflects a commitment to an inquiry approach to learning -- the conviction that students learn best by doing. Includes a CD-ROM with 5 interactives for teachers to use in conjunction with the printed books and online support material on the ADCC website www.anzacday.org.au

    Written for upper primary/lower secondary.

    ISBN 0-9757123-4-9
    Published 2005
    Produced for the ANZAC Day Commemoration Committee of Queensland by Ryebuck Media Pty Ltd.

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    $77.00
  • Gallipoli Medals

    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.

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    $10.95
  • The Legend of the Light Horse

    Shelf Book Only (B5 size)

    ISBN 978-0-9757123-9-9

    Cover image same as BIg Book above.

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    $10.95
  • 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
  • In Search of Jacka, VC

    The individual book from the In Search of … series.

    ISBN 0 9580273 0 7

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    $8.80
  • 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
  • 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.

    ISBN 0-9577957-6-9

    Published December 2001
    Author – Vashti Farrer
    Illustrator – Sue O’Loughlin
    Paperback with celloglaze cover; 32 pp excluding cover; B5 Portrait; Colour illustrations every page;

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    $7.70
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