From picture books for littlies to Australian Classics worthy of senior year study, this list has something for all ages. Non-fiction titles include Meet . . . the ANZACs and Soldier Boy, and the fiction features many protagonists – animal and human, Australian, New Zealand and German. Lots of the books are award-winning, and all deserve a place in school libraries across the country.
This extraordinary rite of passage is a powerful, heart-rending story – Robert Newton at his very best.
They were loyal creatures, the men and horses of the Australian Light Horse, but war doesn't always pay heed to loyalty. This is the powerful story of a 16-year-old volunteer and his horse in World War One and the journey towards his own kind of bravery.
A celebration of the forgotten heroes of war, the animals that have served alongside Australian forces.
Glyn Harper's Roly, the Anzac Donkey follows Richard Henderson and his donkey Roly, who together saved many WW1 soldiers. Illustrated by Jenny Cooper, it marks the 100th anniversary of Gallipoli.
A picture book series about the extraordinary men and women who have shaped Australia's history, including our brave Anzac soldiers.
The Anzacs remains unrivalled as the classic account of Australia's involvement in the First World War.
A gripping story that brings to life one of Australia’s World War I military victories.
Exciting, action-packed adventures in Australian history for boys aged 8 to 12.
The Soldier's Gift is a moving story of one family's courage and endurance during the First World War, the terrible losses at Gallipoli and a time that changed Australia forever.
From this award-winning and best-selling author comes a story of two young men. As Andy and his mates head inexorably towards the bloody, torturous Western Front, Henry and his mates face challenges, dangerous situations and tragedies of their own. Now published as an Anzac Centenary edition with a new Preface from the author.
One bright spring morning in the woods of France, a soldier, blinded by the war, is found by a little girl named Coco, and her older sister Marcelle. In return for their kindness, the soldier tells the sisters marvellous tales, each story connected to the keepsake he carries in his pocket . . .
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