ANZAC Story Time – Anytime

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The ANZAC story is covered in multiple titles for your children and family to enjoy at home on Story Box Library.

ANZAC for 5 years +

“They’d see a hero, plain as day
Who sits upon my bed.
A hero, who saved me and you.
His name is Anzac Ted.”

“Anzac Ted” is Belinda Landsberry’s powerful, poignant story of a little boy’s teddy bear that was passed down to him from his grandfather. Battered, torn, missing an eye and an ear, he might look scary, but he’s got a great story to tell. For “Anzac Ted” went to war, keeping soldiers company and giving them comfort.

This book is a gentle introduction to the ANZAC story and the importance of remembrance for a younger audience.

80s Redgum classic

Townsville lined the footpath as we marched down to the quay.
This clipping from the paper shows us young and strong and clean.
And there’s me in my slouch hat, with my SLR and greens.
God help me, I was only nineteen

Older children (10+) will be moved by this adaption of the 80’s Redgum song of the Vietnam War, “I Was Only Nineteen” is now released as an illustrated children’s book including the “Last Post”. John Schumann’s unforgettable lyrics have been brought to life by one of Australia’s best-loved illustrators, Craig Smith.

John Schumann reads his powerful book in front of Melbourne’s Shrine of Remembrance ready to touch a new generation of younger readers.

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Story Box Library combines traditional story telling with film providing a vibrant, interactive experience. Featuring a diverse range of everyday Australian storytellers – sportspeople, musicians, grandparents, teenagers, comedians, actors, with varying accents and from different cultures – each sharing past and present book titles.

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