ANZAC Reads for Kids and Teens

Give your children the opportunity to discover ANZAC through the power of stories. Let them experience, explore and think about our history with these books.
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Ages 3-6    For Anzac Ted went to war, keeping soldiers company and giving them comfort. And while he never won a medal, and now doesn't even attract a single vote at classroom Toy Shows, if only everyone looked a little deeper: 'They'd see a hero, plain as day, Who sits upon my bed.

Ages 3-6 For Anzac Ted went to war, keeping soldiers company and giving them comfort. And while he never won a medal, and now doesn't even attract a single vote at classroom Toy Shows, if only everyone looked a little deeper: 'They'd see a hero, plain as day, Who sits upon my bed.

Ages 10+. In the first parachute drop of World War II, the Germans invaded Crete on 20th May, 1941. Australian, New Zealand and British troops, alongside Greek soldiers and the people of Crete, formed a crucial bond as they defended the tiny island.

Ages 10+. In the first parachute drop of World War II, the Germans invaded Crete on 20th May, 1941. Australian, New Zealand and British troops, alongside Greek soldiers and the people of Crete, formed a crucial bond as they defended the tiny island.

Ages 12+. A moving and powerful story about the meaning of Remembrance Day, drawing on the ANZAC and Turkish battle at Gallipoli. In the silence that follows a war long gone, you can see what the soldiers saw, you can feel what the soldiers felt. And if you try, you might be able to imagine the enemy, and see that he is not so different from you.

Ages 12+. A moving and powerful story about the meaning of Remembrance Day, drawing on the ANZAC and Turkish battle at Gallipoli. In the silence that follows a war long gone, you can see what the soldiers saw, you can feel what the soldiers felt. And if you try, you might be able to imagine the enemy, and see that he is not so different from you.

Ages 8+. The story of Roly, the donkey who became New Zealander Richard Henderson's donkey during the First World War campaign at Gallipoli. Together they collected wounded soldiers from the battlefield and transferred them to Anzac Cove to board hospital ships.

Ages 8+. The story of Roly, the donkey who became New Zealander Richard Henderson's donkey during the First World War campaign at Gallipoli. Together they collected wounded soldiers from the battlefield and transferred them to Anzac Cove to board hospital ships.

Ages 6+. A picture book story for children. There was no way Tyson was going to the Dawn Parade with Mum and Poppa tomorrow. Why celebrate something so terrible? But after listening to Great-gran's story Tyson feels differently and goes to the parade.

Ages 6+. A picture book story for children. There was no way Tyson was going to the Dawn Parade with Mum and Poppa tomorrow. Why celebrate something so terrible? But after listening to Great-gran's story Tyson feels differently and goes to the parade.

For ages 7-11 Harry learns about the First World War through reading his Great-Great Grandfather's letters home from the Western Front. The letters describe what it was like to be a New Zealand soldier in the trenches and express the feelings of loneliness and fear which they experienced.   http://search.aucklandlibraries.govt.nz/?itemid=|library/marc/supercity-iii|b1012814

For ages 7-11 Harry learns about the First World War through reading his Great-Great Grandfather's letters home from the Western Front. The letters describe what it was like to be a New Zealand soldier in the trenches and express the feelings of loneliness and fear which they experienced. http://search.aucklandlibraries.govt.nz/?itemid=|library/marc/supercity-iii|b1012814

Ages 14+. In 1915 Midge Macpherson is at school in England, having been sent there from New Zealand after her father's death. Her brothers are both serving in the war; her younger brother was last heard of at the Gallipoli campaign earlier that year. Keen to 'do their bit' for the war effort, Midge, Ethel and Anne, start up a canteen behind the front in France. As the war progresses, the girls start to see the consequences of the 'noble cause' they're supporting.

Ages 14+. In 1915 Midge Macpherson is at school in England, having been sent there from New Zealand after her father's death. Her brothers are both serving in the war; her younger brother was last heard of at the Gallipoli campaign earlier that year. Keen to 'do their bit' for the war effort, Midge, Ethel and Anne, start up a canteen behind the front in France. As the war progresses, the girls start to see the consequences of the 'noble cause' they're supporting.

For ages 7-12 An extraordinary exploration of Gallipoli. Many books have been written about the battles of Gallipoli; the men who went to war and what they faced, the letters, and the tears of those left behind. But this is a book about Gallipoli, the place, and what happened on Gallipoli Beach from April - December 1915. With beautiful and painterly illustrations by Bruce Whatley this is a book that explores the beach where the battles took place.

For ages 7-12 An extraordinary exploration of Gallipoli. Many books have been written about the battles of Gallipoli; the men who went to war and what they faced, the letters, and the tears of those left behind. But this is a book about Gallipoli, the place, and what happened on Gallipoli Beach from April - December 1915. With beautiful and painterly illustrations by Bruce Whatley this is a book that explores the beach where the battles took place.

For ages 9-13 On 25 April 1915, thousands of Australians and New Zealanders landed at an unnamed cove on the Gallipoli peninsula. They had come to fight the Turks. They had thought the battle would be over in three days, but months later they were still in the trenches they had dug at the landing.

For ages 9-13 On 25 April 1915, thousands of Australians and New Zealanders landed at an unnamed cove on the Gallipoli peninsula. They had come to fight the Turks. They had thought the battle would be over in three days, but months later they were still in the trenches they had dug at the landing.

Ages 8+. The true story of Caesar the bulldog, official mascot of 4th Battalion (A Company) New Zealand Rifle Brigade, who served in World War I and died in action while helping to locate wounded soldiers.

Ages 8+. The true story of Caesar the bulldog, official mascot of 4th Battalion (A Company) New Zealand Rifle Brigade, who served in World War I and died in action while helping to locate wounded soldiers.

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