Anzac Day gives us an opportunity to remember all Australian who have served and died in war and on operational service.
One of the most effective ways to ensure children understand the importance and significance of Anzac Day is through books and we have some wonderful children’s (and adult) books that help to do this including the ones below.
‘A Day to Remember: The story of Anzac Day’
By Jackie French
Anzac Day is the day when we remember and honour Anzac traditions down the ages, from the first faltering march of wounded veterans in 1916 to the ever-increasing numbers of their descendants who march today.
‘Lest We Forget’
By Kerry Brown, Isobel Knowles (Illustrator); Benjamin Portas (Illustrator)
My granddad says that there are two types of days: those you want to remember and those you want to forget.
One of the most effective ways to ensure our children understand the importance and significance of Anzac Day is through books.
With illustrations from two extraordinary talents, Isobel Knowles and Benjamin Portas, this powerful story from Kerry Brown will help young children understand the importance and significance of Anzac Day.
‘Reflection: Remembering Those Who Serve in War’
By Rebecka Sharpe Shelberg and Robin Cowcher (Illustrator)
This picture book is a great way to introduce children to the history of Australia and its role in various conflicts around the globe.
Child readers will be able to connect to the story through the family depicted attending a dawn service.
‘One Minute’s Silence’
By David Metzenthen; Michael Camilleri (Illustrator)
This is powerful and moving picture book for older readers is about the ‘one minute’s silence’ observed in Australia on Remembrance Day, and what Gallipoli means to Australians in this context. Yass Library will be closed on Tuesday, April 25 for Anzac Day.