Remembering ANZAC through Children's Picture Books

On 25 April 2012, Anzac Day services will be held in cities and towns across Australia. It is the day we remember all Australians who served and died in all wars, conflicts, and peacekeeping operations. The spirit of ANZAC, with its human qualities of courage, mateship, and sacrifice, continues to have meaning and relevance for our sense of national identity. To share in this spirit check out the list below of wonderful picture books which explain beautifully the significance of this important day to primary aged children.

Lone Pine by Susie Brown
Memorial by Gary Crew
Grandad’s medals by Tracy Duncan
My Grandad marches on Anzac Day by Catriona Hay & Benjamin Johnson.
Simpson and his donkey by Mark Greenwood
Lofty’s mission by Krista Bell
M is for mates: animals in war time, Ajex to Zep by Dept. of Veteran’s Affairs in association with the Australian War Memorial
Simpson and Duffy by Mary Small
Only a Donkey by Celeste Walters