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Monday 25 April 2016

Anzac Day 2016 Book List: Books about War for Children - New Release Books

As we approached Anzac Day 2016, we once again received several wonderful picture books that deal with themes related to war and conflict. While some prefer to leave such topics until children are older, others want to explain issues from the news, Anzac Day marches, and dawn services to their children.

For those who are looking for books that deal with the theme of war and military conflict in a sensitive way that is appropriate for children, the following books are new in 2016 and offer an age-appropriate way to start conversations with children about Australia's military history.

Reflection: Remembering Those Who Serve in War by Rebecka Sharpe Shelberg, illustrated by Robin Cowcher, Walker Books, $24.99, 9781922179050.

Forward March by Christobel Mattingley, illustrated by David Kennett, Scholastic, $24.99, 9781742990804.

A Soldier, a Dog and a Boy by Libby Hathorn, illustrated by Phil Lesnie, Lothian, $24.99, 9780734416377.

Socks, Sandbags and Leeches by Pauline Deeves, NLA Publishing, $24.99, 9780642278845.

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