ANZAC Day & Remembrance Day Picture Books

The picture books on this page are suitable for a range of age groups and cover different aspects of the experiences of Australians – both soldiers and civilians – during World War I. They’re fantastic for sharing with children in K – Year 6 in the lead-up to ANZAC Day and Remembrance Day and provide a wealth of opportunities for discussion and writing.

World War I lasted from 28 July 1914 until 11 November 1918.

In Australian schools, we generally hold ceremonies of remembrance on or around these dates:

25 April (ANZAC Day)

11 November (Remembrance Day)

Sharing these picture books with the children you teach in the lead-up to those days helps to provide context and adds to their understanding of what happens during war and how it affects the soldiers and those who are left at home.

All of these picture books make wonderful additions to your classroom or personal teaching library. The first four are most suited to K – Year 4 students but I also share them with older children because they explain complex facts and experiences in ways that make them easier for young people to understand.

Free writing templates, word-search puzzles for kids and a variety of other teaching resources based on these books are coming soon.

anzac day and remembrance day
meet the anzacs
do not forget australia
the anzac tree
dreaming soldiers
the anzac puppy
a day to remember
the little stowaway
anzac biscuits
lest we forget

K – Year 2

one minute's silence
alfred's war
the last anzac
anzac ted
we're all australian now

For a list of links to some helpful classroom resources for ANZAC Day and Remembrance Day: