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
  • 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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    $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
  • 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
  • seek!

    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

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    $12.10
  • 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
  • A Sunday in Picardy
    An adventure novel set during the First World War in France.

    This resource aligns with the historical , cultural and differing viewpoints in a text listed in the Australian Curriculum : English [Literature Strand] for Years 6-9.

    Written by Ian Jones. 56 pages text only. Retail price $8.80 Size A5 Lucien is 16 and in love. To impress his beloved Marie-Claude he sets out with a horse and cart to rescue an abandoned crop from a First World War battlefield in France. A young Australian soldier, Percy, becomes his ally in this mad quest and they share an encounter with the legendary German fighter ace, The Red Baron. For all of them – Lucien, Marie-Claude, Percy, even for The Red Baron – no other day will ever change their lives as much.

    Suitable for upper primary to lower secondary. New release November 2009. ISBN 9780980448016

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    $8.80
  • 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
  • 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
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