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Books that deal with the Gallipoli campaign and the Anzac legend: lists and links to suppliers


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The diary of Gallipoli and Western Front soldier Bert Orchard was published in 2010. See details.

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This site lists a number of children's books with an Anzac theme, including fiction (see the site for a very brief description of each book):

My Grandad Marches on Anzac Day, by Catriona Hoy (picture book)

Anzac Cottage: The House That Was Built in a Day, by Valerie Everett (picture book)

In Flanders Fields, by Norman Jorgensen (picture book)

Memorial, by Gary Crew (picture book)

Simpson and Duffy (Mary Small's website), by Mary Small (picture book, true story)

Caesar the Anzac Dog, by Patricia Stroud (true story)

The Donkey of Gallipoli: A True Story of Courage in World War I, by Mark Greenwood (true story)

Harry and the Anzac Poppy, by John Lockyer (learning from reading soldier's letters)

Scarecrow Army: The ANZACS at Gallipoli, by Leon Davidson (history for young adults)

A Rose for the ANZAC Boys, by Jackie French (novel for young adults)

Anzac Day Books (
A home-school blogger's comments on a number of Anzac-related books suitable for young people.

Book List: Stories for Anzac Day (
A list of children's books that have an Anzac Day theme, each with bibliographical details and a very brief synopsis.

Bibliography for teaching Gallipoli (

The Gallipoli Library (
Turkish website.

Anzac Day Books (Queensland Government Library Services)
(Archived version .)

101 Indispensable Works on the Great War (
Classified list, with brief comment on each book.

Books about Anzacs for Upper Primary and Lower High School Years (
List of several books, with comments on each.

Anzac books for sale by non-profit bodies DVA Education Resources (
From the Department of Veterans' Affairs. Most resources can be either purchased as a printed publication, often with a CD or DVD, or downloaded free.

ANZAC Day Commemoration Committee of Queensland (
Books and learning packs.

Anzac books on individual soldiers Diary of an ANZAC: The Front Line Diaries and Stories of Albert Arthur 'Bert' Orchard M.C., compiled by Arthur Orchard (
Covers Gallipoli and the Western Front 1914 to 1918.
Anzac Day history Anzac Day Media Style Guide: Further Reading [pdf] (Anzac Day Media Style Guide 2013 page 47)
Anzac fiction Lighthouse Girl: Teaching Notes [pdf] (
The book Lighthouse Girl uses archival material to combine historical facts with fiction. The story of a young female who communicates with soldiers at Gallipoli and elsewhere. By children's writer Dianne Wolfer.
Anzac children's books Anzac Day Parade [pdf] (
[As the original document appears to be unavailable, download the archived version.]

Teaching tips for use with the children's book Anzac Day Parade by Glenda Kane and Lisa Allen. (Penguin - publisher's page).
Original url:

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A History Unit for Anzac Day (
This Year 2 unit is mapped to the Australian Curriculum and includes use of the book referred to above, Anzac Day Parade.



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Booklets to download

Early books reproduced



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