The ANZAC Billy

written by Claire Saxby illustrated by Mark Jackson and Heather Potter reviewed by Kerry Neary One way to take very young readers into wartime is to tell a story about what children did in those times. ThisĀ  story follows a young boy as he fills a billy can to send to his dad on overseas … Continue reading The ANZAC Billy

The Button War

Written by Avi Reviewed by Mia Macrossan The Button War by the American writer and Newbery medalist Avi is is a biting indictment of the damage suffered by civilians during wartime. The story is set in a remote Polish village during World War 1. The village is occupied by Russian soldiers who lord it over … Continue reading The Button War