"Once", by Morris Gleitzman - For three years and eight months Felix has lived in a convent orphanage high in the mountains of Poland. He is different from the other orphans, though, as Felix is convinced his parents are still alive and that they will one day come back to get him. But instead, the orphanage is visited by a group of Nazis.

Yesterday, a glorious spring day here in Brissie, I went to the Brisbane Writer's Festival to listen to Morris Gleitzman talk about his hol.

"Roly the Anzac donkey", by Glyn Harper & Jenny Cooper - Based on real people and events, this is the heartwarming story of Richard Alexander Henderson, a soldier in the New Zealand Medical Corps, and the donkey he discovers wandering and hungry on a Gallipoli road.

Roly the Anzac Donkey - Glyn Harper & Jenny Cooper

"Once a Shepherd", by Glenda Millard, illustrated by Phil Lesnie -  Simply told, very moving tale of the cost of war at the most personal level.

"Once a Shepherd", by Glenda Millard, illustrated by Phil Lesnie - Simply told, very moving tale of the cost of war at the most personal level.

"Jars of hope ", by Jennifer Ray -Tells Irena Sendler's story of saving 2,500 children during the Holocaust.

The story of how Irena Sendler helped Jewish children escape the horrors of the Holocaust. Activity idea: students create diary entries from the perspective of a child Sendler was attempting to save.

"Child Soldier", by Jessica Dee Humphries and Michel Chikwanine, illustrated by Claudia Davila - Michel Chikwanine was five years old when he was abducted from his schoolyard soccer game in the Democratic Republic of Congo and forced to become a soldier for a brutal rebel militia. Against the odds, Michel managed to escape and find his way back to his family, but he was never the same again. Told in graphic novel format with extensive end notes.

CHILD SOLDIER When Boys and Girls Are Used in War written by Jessica Dee Humphreys & Michel Chikwanine illustrated by Claudia Davila .

"The ANZAC puppy", by Peter Millett and Trish Bowles - 'In the middle of the night, in the middle of the winter, in the middle of a war, a puppy was born.' This fictional story was inspired by the story of Freda, a Harlequin Great Dane and mascot of the NZ Rifle Brigade during World War 1.

Booktopia has The ANZAC Puppy by Peter Millett. Buy a discounted Paperback of The ANZAC Puppy online from Australia's leading online bookstore.

"Gladys goes to war", by Glyn Harper ; illustrated by Jenny Cooper - Gladys loves nothing better than tinkering with car engines and driving at top speed. She also dreams of learning to fly a plane. But it's 1914 and people, especially her mother, keep reminding her that women are not supposed to be adventurous. When war comes, Gladys offers her services at the front as an ambulance driver.

"Gladys goes to war", by Glyn Harper ; illustrated by Jenny Cooper - Gladys loves nothing better than tinkering with car engines and driving at top speed. She also dreams of learning to fly a plane. But it's 1914 and people, especially her mother, keep reminding her that women are not supposed to be adventurous. When war comes, Gladys offers her services at the front as an ambulance driver.

"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

"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

"Meet the ANZACs", by Claire Saxby - A picture book series about the extraordinary men and women who have shaped Australia's history, incuding our brave Anzac soldiers. Anzac stands for Australian and New Zealand Army Corps. It is the name given to the Australian and New Zealand troops who landed at Gallipoli in World War I. The name is now a symbol of bravery and mateship.

Buy Meet the ANZACS by Claire Saxby and Max Berry online. This book about the ANZAC legend is suitable for ages

"The world collides: the Battle of Gallipoli", by Terri Dougherty- Describes events before, during, and after the Battle of Gallipoli, including key players, weapons, and battle tactics" - Publisher

"The world collides: the Battle of Gallipoli", by Terri Dougherty- Describes events before, during, and after the Battle of Gallipoli, including key players, weapons, and battle tactics" - Publisher

"Tucky Jo and Little Heart", by Patricia Polacco.    A fifteen-year-old soldier in World War II meets a sweet young girl in the Philippines who helps him remember what he is fighting for as he helps her and others of her village avoid starvation, and many years later she returns his kindness.

Tucky Jo and Little Heart by Patricia Polacco - Friendship, loyalty, and kindness stand the test of time in this heartwarming World War II–era picture book based.

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