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Thursday 9 April 2015

Book List: Picture Books about Gallipoli and Anzacs

In 2015, Australians are celebrating the centenary of the Gallipoli landing. The Anzac legend is part of Australian military and cultural history. It is no surprise that this significant anniversary has lead to a wonderful selection of new picture books to ensure that our younger generations are able to connect with this event in a meaningful way.

The books listed here are new and recent release titles that focus specifically on Gallipoli and the Anzacs. The range from pure narrative to stories with a stronger focus on sharing facts and information, with several based on true stories of men and animals who fought in World War I.

My Gallipoli by Ruth Starke and Robert Hannaford (Working Title Press, $29.99, 9781921504761)

Anzac Ted by Belinda Landsberry (EK Books, $19.99, 9781921966569) (KBR review)

Lest We Forget by Kerry Brown, Isobel Knowles and Benjamin Portas (ABC Books, $24.99, 9780733332333)

Gallipoli by Kerry Greenwood and Annie White (Scholastic, $24.99, 9781743621295)

And the Band Played Waltzing Matilda by Eric Bogle and Bruce Whatley (Allen & Unwin, $24.99, 9781743317051)

The Last ANZAC by Gordon Winch and Harriet Bailey (New Frontier Publishing, $24.99, 9781925059298)

Roly the Anzac Donkey by Glyn Harper and Jenny Cooper (Puffin, $24.99, 9780143506638)

The Anzac Puppy by Peter Millet and Trish Bowles (Scholastic, $15.99, 9781775430971)

ANZAC Biscuits by Phil Cummings and Owen Swan (Scholastic, $24.99, 9781742833460)

An ANZAC Tale by Ruth Starke and Greg Holfeld (Working Title Press, $29.95, 9781921504532) KBR review

Lone Pine by Susie Brown, Margaret Warner and Sebastian Ciaffaglione (Little Hare, $24.95, 9781921541346)

See also our 2012 list of ANZAC Books Worth Knowing and our War and Conflict and Peace and Hope picture book lists.