A stunning picture book from the award-winning Glyn Harper and Jenny Cooper, bringing us the incredible true story of Gladys Sandford – mechanic, First World War ambulance driver, New Zealand's first woman pilot and a trailblazer ahead of her time .
"The sky soldiers", by Glyn Harper ; illustrated by Warren Mahy - A young boy, living on Crete during the Second World War, survives the German invasion and helps to save an Australian and a New Zealand soldier from the Germans. This leads to a deeper and longer lasting connection between the boy's family and the New Zealand soldier.
"Grandad's medals", by Tracy Duncan - Every year Grandad marches in the Anzac Day parade and wears his medals, walking proudly beside his old comrades. But this year Grandad's best mate is too sick to walk and the number of old soldiers still marching is getting smaller. A young boy's observations of Anzac Day and the relationship he has with his grandad. Suggested level: primary
My Mother's Eyes: The Story of a Boy Soldier by Mark Wilson. Australian boy soldiers lied about their age to join up during the First World War. For some boy soldiers the great adventure became a tragedy.
Ages A picture book story for children. There was no way Tyson was going to the Dawn Parade with Mum and Poppa tomorrow. Why celebrate something so terrible? But after listening to Great-gran's story Tyson feels differently and goes to the parade.