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Helping Younger Readers Understand ANZAC Day

It can be very difficult for parents and grandparents to explain the importance of ANZAC Day to little ones.

There are some special picture books by Australian authors that can help, with simple to understand stories, well presented information and movingly beautiful illustrations. You can click on the titles or covers below to learn more, and click here for our choices for older readers.

Reflection by Rebecka Sharpe Shelberg and Robin Cowcher is a moving tribute to those who served.

A Day to Remember by Jackie French and Mark Wilson looks not only at ANZAC traditions as it traces through generations, but also considers the effects of war.

Once a Shepherd by Glenda Millard and Phil Lesnie is a simple story of hope, and is ideal for grandparents to share their own personal experiences of war with children.

One Minute’s Silence by David Metzenthen and Michael Camilleri is about remembrance. You can read more on why we treasure this book here.


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