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Mango & Bambang series
Any two titles read from this series can be included as official Challenge books; up to five more titles can be included as your personal choice books. To see the individual book titles and their PRC ID numbers, go to the Series lists on the Booklists page, on the website. Or, you can search for a series name or the individual titles by using the Search function on the top left hand corner of the screen.
Series Mango & Bambang series (4 books)
Faber, Polly & Vulliamy, Clara (ill)
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7758
Mango & Bambang: Not-a-pig, The
Mango Allsorts, a busy little urbanite, and Bambang, a lost tapir and definitely not a pig, are unlikely friends. Mango is an irrepressible girl with a wonderful optimism and a very hectic schedule that includes karate, diving, playing chess and the clarinet. Bambang is a stranger in a big city. Everything is large and scary, confusing and intimidating. But, together, they are a remarkable duo, bringing a little magic and adventure into each other's life.
ISBN 9781406361438
Series Mango & Bambang series (4 books)
Publisher Walker Books, 2015
Faber, Polly & Vulliamy, Clara (ill)
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Mango & Bambang: Superstar tapir
Both Mango and Bambang are left star-struck when Bambang's cousin comes to town with Hollywood actress Minter Verbena. But when disaster strikes, Bambang is the true star of the show.
ISBN 9781406361490
Series Mango & Bambang series (4 books)
Publisher Walker Books, 2017
Faber, Polly & Vulliamy, Clara (ill)
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Mango & Bambang: Tapir all at sea
Mango and Bambang are a dynamic duo. They are a little girl called Mango and her best friend, Bambang, who just happens to be a tapir. Together, they search for a hobby for Bambang and join forces to defeat the evil Dr Cynthia Prickle-Posset, who is determined to steal Bambang for her Museum of the Unusual.
ISBN 9781406361476
Series Mango & Bambang series (4 books)
Publisher Walker Books, 2016
Faber, Polly & Vulliamy, Clara (ill)
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Mango & Bambang: Tiny tapir trouble
When a small but mischievous tapir guest comes to stay in the busy city with Mango Allsorts and Bambang, things soon get into a rather troublesome tangle.
ISBN 9781406361483
Series Mango & Bambang series (4 books)
Publisher Walker Books, 2016
Faber, Polly & Vulliamy, Clara (ill)
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Unreal, banana peel
An entertaining and humorous mix of poems, including nursery rhyme parodies and classics.
ISBN 9781741833102
Publisher Brolly Books, 2009
Factor, June & Viska, Peter (ill)
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Allosaurus ate my uncle, An
When Susie won't hand over her pocket money to her mean cousin Walter, he locks her in the attic. But when a gigantic meat-eating dinosaur turns up, Walter's the one who gets scared. And when the dinosaur gobbles up Uncle Colin, it's time for Susie to save the day.
ISBN 9781742756585
Series Saurus street series (4 of 6)
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2013
Falk, Nick & Flowers, Tony (ill)
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Billy is a dragon series
Any two titles read from this series can be included as official Challenge books; up to five more titles can be included as your personal choice books. To see the individual book titles and their PRC ID numbers, go to the Series lists on the Booklists page, on the website. Or, you can search for a series name or the individual titles by using the Search function on the top left hand corner of the screen.
Series Billy is a dragon series (4 books)
Falk, Nick & Flowers, Tony (ill)
No book cover.
34012
Billy is a dragon: eaten alive
There's nothing normal about Uncle Chunk. He's eccentric, unpredictable and full of deep dark secrets. He hasn't been seen for years. Has he just popped in, or is there more to this mystery than meets a were-dragon's eye. And that's not the only thing Billy's got to worry about. Miss Hicks the werewolf has returned to school and his nemesis Scratchhook is watching his every move.
ISBN 9780857983176
Series Billy is a dragon series (4 of 4)
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2014
Falk, Nick & Flowers, Tony (ill)
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Billy is a dragon: first bite
When nine-year-old Billy gets bitten by a lizard at the pet shop, strange things start to happen. His fingernails turn into claws, his skin becomes green and he starts breathing fire. Billy can't hide it any longer - he's turning into a dragon. And when his parents decide to sell him to the zoo, Billy has to make a decision. Find a way to change back, or lose his family forever. Being a dragon is more complicated than it sounds.
ISBN 9780857983053
Series Billy is a dragon series (1 of 4)
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2014
Falk, Nick & Flowers, Tony (ill)
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Billy is a dragon: shadow shifter
Billy's sister has been kidnapped by werewolves and only Billy the dragon can save her.
ISBN 9780857983152
Series Billy is a dragon series (3 of 4)
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2014
Falk, Nick & Flowers, Tony (ill)
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Billy is a dragon: werewolves beware
Billy is in serious trouble, he's struggling with his shapeshifting lessons, there's a werewolf out to get him and he's got his soccer trials tomorrow.
ISBN 9780857983077
Series Billy is a dragon series (2 of 4)
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2014
Falk, Nick & Flowers, Tony (ill)
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Diplodocus trampled my teepee, A
Captain Saurus was a legendary pirate. He had a dinosaur-bone leg and a magic glass eye that could bring fossils to life. When Jack and Toby find the magic eyeball while camping, they unleash an avalanche of dinosaurs of every shape and size. To reverse the curse, the kids have to solve the Captain's cunning clues.
ISBN 9780857981844
Series Saurus street series (6 of 6)
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2013
Falk, Nick & Flowers, Tony (ill)
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Plesiosaur broke my bathtub, A
Thomas's grandparent's house is ancient. There's no electricity, and the toilet is an old cabin outside, Thomas is terrified of that toilet. There's something down there and when Thomas gets too close and falls down the hole, he discovers a secret that will change Saurus Street forever. Plunging pterosaurs, squiggling squid and massive meteors are all part of the greatest adventure since the Cretaceous period.
ISBN 9780857981820
Series Saurus street series (6 books)
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2013
Falk, Nick & Flowers, Tony (ill)
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Pterodactyl stole my homework, A
What bad luck. Just when Sam's finished his homework a pterodactyl flies through the window and steals it. Poor Sam. It's the fifth piece of homework he's lost this month. He's got to get it back. With the help of big brother Nathan, Sam builds a pterodactyl suit and sets off for Saurus Hill.
ISBN 9781742756561
Series Saurus street series (2 of 6)
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2013
Falk, Nick & Flowers, Tony (ill)
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Saurus street series
Any two titles read from this series can be included as official Challenge books; up to five more titles can be included as your personal choice books. To see the individual book titles and their PRC ID numbers, go to the Series lists on the Booklists page on the website. Or, you can search for a series name or the individual titles by using the Search function on the top left hand corner of the screen.
Series Saurus street series (6 books)
Falk, Nick & Flowers, Tony (ill)
No book cover.
853
Tyrannosaurus in the veggie patch
When Jack wishes for his own Tyrannosaurus, he doesn't expect a real live one to turn up in the veggie patch. It's pretty cool, but there's no way he can keep it. It's far too big to hide in the shed, and it's bound to eat one of the neighbours sooner or later.
ISBN 9781742756554
Series Saurus street series (6 books)
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2013
Falk, Nick & Flowers, Tony (ill)
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Very naughty Velociraptor, The
Tom and Tam are horrified when they find out Great Aunt Gertrude is coming to stay. She's got bad breath, smelly feet and her false teeth like to bite. They need to get rid of her, fast. Luckily they've got a secret weapon - their very own velociraptor - but it's a naughty one and it keeps getting them into trouble. In a fight between a vicious velociraptor and a ferocious great aunt, there can only be one winner.
ISBN 9781742756578
Series Saurus street series (3 of 6)
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2013
Falk, Nick & Flowers, Tony (ill)
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My map book
A treasure map, a map of a face, a map of a neighbourhood, a family tree and even a map of a heart are included in these maps of life. Children will be inspired to draw some maps for themselves.
ISBN 9781844280766
Publisher Walker Books, 2006
Fanelli, Sara
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Rockets and other spacecraft
How rockets and other spacecraft work and look. Information on gravity and drag, how they are powered, built, steered and controlled. The book contains step-by-step instructions and plans for a fully working rocket powered by water pressure.
ISBN 9780749647292
Publisher Watts Publishing Group, 2003
Farndon, John
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Me and Mister P
Arthur wants an ordinary family life, but instead he has a brother who acts quite differently to other brothers and sisters. This causes Arthur no end of embarrassment. When Arthur has had enough, he tries to run away only to find a polar bear on the doorstep. What can a polar bear do for Arthur and his family? When the spider-fearing polar bear Mr P moves in life changes for Arthur.
ISBN 9780192744210
Publisher Oxford University Press, 2017
Farrer, Maria & Rieley, Daniel (ill)
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Eureka gold
Will and his family head for Ballarat to find gold. They face heat, dust and flies in summer; rain, mud and cold in winter. Along with other diggers and a young man with a strange past, the events of the Eureka Stockade change them forever.
ISBN 9780646274706
Publisher Otto Books, www.vashtifarrer.com, 1996
Farrer, Vashti
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Lulubelle and her bones
Lulubelle doesn't even know she's a dog. Then she meets Bones, rescues him from a life of slavery and together they run away to London. Life on the road isn't easy but Lulubelle and Bones find friends in the strangest places.
ISBN 9781865045795
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2003
Farrer, Vashti
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Ned's Kang-u-roo
Twelve year old farm boy, Ned Wattrous, runs away to sea on Captain James Cook's HMS Endeavour. Ned tells how they save the ship and sail into shore for repairs. Then they must find a way out through the shallow and treacherous water.
ISBN 9780850918557
Publisher Otto Books, www.vashtifarrer.com, 1997
Farrer, Vashti
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Walers go to war
This is the children's story of the Australian bred horses, known as Walers, at war. Originally from New South Wales, these medium sized horses were instrumental in the Australian and British victories of WWI.
ISBN 9780957795761
Publisher ANZAC Day Commemoration Committee QLD Incorporated, 2001
Farrer, Vashti
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Mr Noah and the cats
All Mr Noah wants is a bit of peace and quiet but God has told him to build an ark and take on board two kinds of every animal. With all the animals on board, life suddenly becomes very noisy for Mr Noah.
ISBN 9780734406309
Publisher Thomas C Lothian Pty Ltd, 2004
Farrer, Vashti & Curtis, Neil (ill)
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Terrible Troy
Frolicking in mud and puddles and looking most dishevelled, Terrible Troy causes his mother great despair.
ISBN 9780733307744
Publisher ABC Books, 2000
Fatchen, Max
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Australia at the beach
A funny, rhyming story about a family and their friends celebrating Australia Day at the beach.
ISBN 9781862913936
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 1999
Fatchen, Max & Jellett, Tom (ill)
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My dog gets a job
At almost ten years of age, Eric is now the responsible owner of his dog Ugly. But when Ugly is involved in a series of mishaps including the theft of a roast chook and a bedroom decorated with duck poo, it is clear Eric needs to do something to keep his dog out of trouble. Luckily, Eric knows exactly how to solve the problem...Ugly needs a job. But how can Eric find a job for a dog, even if his dog is a genius?
ISBN 9780702259593
Publisher University of Queensland Press, 2017
Fensham, Elizabeth
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Queenie: one elephant's story
Up to the 1950s, a highlight of visiting a Sydney or Melbourne zoo was a ride on the elephants. This book is about Queenie, the joy she provided until her unfortunate end.
ISBN 9781876372972
Publisher Black Dog Books, 2006
Fenton, Corinne & Gouldthorpe, Peter (ill)
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My friend Tertius
This is the true story of two lives brought together by chance. Arthur Cooper, working in intelligence for the British Government in pre-war Hong Kong, rescues a small gibbon and names him Tertius. Together they escape to a safe place - but is it for always?
ISBN 9781760113827
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2017
Fenton, Corinne & Swan, Owen (ill)
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Hotel Strange: His royal majesty of the mushrooms
When Kiki finds a crown in the woods, a group of mushroom people rushes to call him their ruler. Now the quirky residents of Hotel Strange have to find the real king before things get even crazier.
ISBN 9781512411546
Publisher Graphic Universe, 2016
Topics / Graphic novels /
Ferrier, Katherine & Ferrier, Florian
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2nd big, big book of Tashi, The
Five fabulous Tashi books all in one volume.
ISBN 9781741148336
Series Tashi series (21 books)
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2006
Fienberg, Anna & Barbara & Gamble, Kim (ill)
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Big, big, big book of Tashi, The
Tashi is too cunning for the warlord and the wicked baron, and far too clever for the giant. He's craftier than the witch and quicker than the demon and much braver than the ghost. But, don't take his word for it.
ISBN 9781865085630
Series Tashi series (21 books)
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2001
Fienberg, Anna & Barbara & Gamble, Kim (ill)
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Tashi
Jack has an extraordinary friend, the elf-like Tashi. Tashi's poor parents sold him to a war lord. He escaped and flew to Australia on a swan. These are some of the stories that Tashi tells.
ISBN 9781863738064
Series Tashi series (21 books)
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 1995
Fienberg, Anna & Barbara & Gamble, Kim (ill)
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Tashi and the baba yaga
Tashi, Jack's friend, tells wild stories featuring a house on chicken legs and a witch who eats children. So Jack's dad can't believe Tashi's other wild stories about Baba Yaga and the wicked Baron.
ISBN 9781864486889
Series Tashi series (21 books)
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 1998
Fienberg, Anna & Barbara & Gamble, Kim (ill)
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Tashi and the big stinker
Tashi plots with the wife of Chintu, the giant, to rid the village of his Only Brother, a giant who eats everything in sight, including the villagers! Also, a mysterious stranger is not rewarded for saving the crops, so he returns to seek revenge.
ISBN 9781865083506
Series Tashi series (21 books)
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2000
Fienberg, Anna & Barbara & Gamble, Kim (ill)
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Tashi and the dancing shoes
Jack's Uncle Joe loves to tell stories, and so does Tashi, like the one about the magic shoes and Uncle Tiki Pu's sneaky plan...and what Tashi did when the fortune teller, Luk Ahed, said that his tenth birthday would be his last.
ISBN 9781865085524
Series Tashi series (21 books)
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2001
Fienberg, Anna & Barbara & Gamble, Kim (ill)
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Tashi and the demons
The slippery demons are going to make Tashi talk...and there's more trouble for Tashi when the fierce River Pirate returns without a warning.
ISBN 9781741149708
Series Tashi series (21 books)
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 1995
Fienberg, Anna & Barbara & Gamble, Kim (ill)
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Tashi and the forbidden room
Tashi's scariest adventure ever, when the stranger Bluebeard moved into the castle, nobody knew what a monster he was. Then the Baron's prize peacock goes missing and his dog Pongo will be killed unless Tashi can complete three impossible tasks.
ISBN 9781741147315
Series Tashi series (21 books)
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2005
Fienberg, Anna & Barbara & Gamble, Kim (ill)
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Tashi and the genie
Tashi's fantastic stories about the sly genie and his three wishes...and what Tashi does when he comes face to face with the ferocious war lord again. Tashi is always ready for anything.
ISBN 9781741149685
Series Tashi series (21 books)
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 1997
Fienberg, Anna & Barbara & Gamble, Kim (ill)
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Tashi and the ghosts
Tashi could hardly breathe as more and more ghosts crowded around him. No one in the village is as brave as Tashi...only he could scare the ghost monsters out of the forest.
ISBN 9781864480900
Series Tashi series (21 books)
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 1996
Fienberg, Anna & Barbara & Gamble, Kim (ill)
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Tashi and the giants
Tashi outwits a couple of giants and a whole gang of bandits.
ISBN 9781863739450
Series Tashi series (21 books)
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 1995
Fienberg, Anna & Barbara & Gamble, Kim (ill)
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Tashi and the Golem
The Baron's nephew, Bang-Bang, is going to take over Wise-as-an-Owl's fresh water spring, which he uses for his medicines. Tashi and his friends use clay and magic to make a golem who will give the bully Bang-Bang a good scare.
ISBN 9781741757927
Series Tashi series (21 books)
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2009
Fienberg, Anna & Barbara & Gamble, Kim (ill)
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Tashi and the haunted house
There's a light in the window of the haunted house, and Tashi is going in. He's brave and fast, but he has to be fast enough to beat two mysterious strangers in a race around the village and he doesn't know what will happen if he loses.
ISBN 9781865088402
Series Tashi series (21 books)
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2002
Fienberg, Anna & Barbara & Gamble, Kim (ill)
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Tashi and the mixed-up monster
A fire-breathing monster breaks out of Wise-as-an-Owl's workshop and threatens them all, and when Tashi is accused of killing the carp in Soh Meen's pond, he uses a Truth Potion to find the real culprit.
ISBN 9781741751918
Series Tashi series (21 books)
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2007
Fienberg, Anna & Barbara & Gamble, Kim (ill)
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Tashi and the Phoenix
Tashi must deal with Warlords and Emperors. It takes courage, but Tashi always has a clever idea and something useful in his pocket!
ISBN 9781741754742
Series Tashi series (21 books)
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2008
Fienberg, Anna & Barbara & Gamble, Kim (ill)
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Tashi and the royal tomb
An ancient royal tomb is discovered in the village and Tashi is nearly buried alive. Then the Book of Spells is stolen from Wise-as-an-Owl. The village needs Tashi to find the Book of Spells.
ISBN 9781741140903
Series Tashi series (21 books)
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2003
Fienberg, Anna & Barbara & Gamble, Kim (ill)
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Tashi and the stolen bus
Tashi tells Jack about the time the villagers were going to market in the valley people's very own bus, and the demons tried to take over the bus.
ISBN 9781741148770
Series Tashi series (21 books)
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd,
Fienberg, Anna & Barbara & Gamble, Kim (ill)
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Tashi lost in the city
Tashi has big adventures, like the time he is lost in the city and has to escape from a mean man with a glass eye and a silver dagger. Then, on the way home, Tashi and Grandma are kidnapped by brigands called Fearless and Ferocious.
ISBN 9781741144017
Series Tashi series (21 books)
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2004
Fienberg, Anna & Barbara & Gamble, Kim (ill)
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There once was a boy called Tashi
There once was a boy called Tashi who had a way with witches and warlords.
ISBN 9781741141986
Series Tashi series (21 books)
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2004
Fienberg, Anna & Barbara & Gamble, Kim (ill)
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Tashi and the wicked magician and other stories
Tashi is bold and clever and tells the best stories ever. There's a Magnificent Magician with a greedy plan, a haunted house about to go up in flames, ruthless ruffians after a rare orchid and a quest for the bravest person in the land to face the fire-breathing Red Whiskered Dragon.
ISBN 9781743315088
Series Tashi series (21 books)
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2014
Fienberg, Anna & Barbara & Gamble, Kim (ill)
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Tashi 20th anniversary edition
For twenty years, Tashi has been telling fabulous stories. He escaped from a war lord in a faraway place and flew to this country on the back of a swan. And he wished he would find a friend just like Jack. In this first book of his daring adventures, Tashi tells Jack about the time he tricked the last dragon of all. This anniversary edition includes a new story. Now, a whole generation of readers know that when Tashi says, 'Well, it was like this...' a new adventure is about to begin.
ISBN 9781743319697
Series Tashi series (21 books)
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2015
Fienberg, Anna & Fienberg, Barbara & Gamble, Kim (ill)
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Horrendo's curse
Horrendo reveals strategies for overcoming fear and adversity when he finds creative solutions to problems caused by pirates, vile villains and volcanoes. Horrendo champions those who are different and non-violent.
ISBN 9781865086033
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2002
Fienberg, Anna & Gamble, Kim (ill)
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Magnificent nose and other marvels, The
Wonderfully original and off-beat stories, cleverly linked by a spider, in which five children each show their talents.
ISBN 9781864486667
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 1998
Fienberg, Anna & Gamble, Kim (ill)
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Minton goes
Minton, the salamander, has a spirit of adventure and makes use of whatever is washed ashore on his island. His building skills and imagination provide the means to explore. Soon, he and turtle are sailing, flying, driving, trucking, going underwater and hot air ballooning.
ISBN 9781760111960
Series Minton series (8 books)
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2015
Fienberg, Anna & Gamble, Kim (ill)
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Minton goes flying
As Bouncer, the acrobat, has lost her bounce, Minton makes an aeroplane to fly her all the way back to the city.
ISBN 9781864483673
Series Minton series (8 books)
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 1998
Topics / Year 4 easy reads /
Fienberg, Anna & Gamble, Kim (ill)
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Minton goes home
Minton and Turtle have landed in the coldest place on earth and found Hector, the hottest boy who ever lived. Now, Minton must build a hot-air balloon so they can get home.
ISBN 9781864483710
Series Minton series (8 books)
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2000
Fienberg, Anna & Gamble, Kim (ill)
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Minton goes sailing
Minton can't wait to make a boat so that he and his friend, Turtle, can sail to an island on the horizon. There, they meet Bouncer, the acrobat, who has been stranded since she made the most gigantic, enormous jump and flew right out of the city and over the ocean.
ISBN 9781864485929
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2001
Fienberg, Anna & Gamble, Kim (ill)
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Minton goes trucking
Minton, the salamander, loves all machines that move and he finds just what he needs to make them. Minton wants to be a truck driver. When there's sand to move and building to be done, Minton and Turtle are ready for a hard day's work.
ISBN 9781864485950
Series Minton series (8 books)
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2000
Fienberg, Anna & Gamble, Kim (ill)
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Minton goes under
Minton, that very popular salamander, is on the move again in another delightful picture book adventure. This time, Minton makes a submarine to explore under the sea.
ISBN 9781864483703
Series Minton series (8 books)
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2000
Fienberg, Anna & Gamble, Kim (ill)
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Minton goes underwater & home at last
Minton loves anything that moves but his friend, Turtle, is not so adventurous. Find out what happens when they explore the deepest ocean and soar above the clouds.
ISBN 9781741754292
Series Minton series (8 books)
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2008
Fienberg, Anna & Gamble, Kim (ill)
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Minton goes driving & trucking
Minton loves anything that moves and he's always ready for action. His friend, Turtle, is not so brave but, together, they have wild adventures. Find out what happens when they zoom through town and operate a dump truck.
ISBN 9781741754278
Series Minton series (8 books)
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2008
Fienberg, Anna & Gamble, Kim (ill)
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Minton goes sailing & flying
Minton loves anything that moves but his friend, Turtle, is not so brave. Find out what happens when they set sail and take to the skies.
ISBN 9781741754285
Series Minton series (8 books)
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2008
Fienberg, Anna & Gamble, Kim (ill)
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Madeline the mermaid
Madeline, a friendly and caring mermaid, risks her life to stop an outbreak of magical war in the ocean's depths.
ISBN 9781742372280
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2010
Fienberg, Anna & James, Ann (ill)
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Once Tashi met a dragon
For a long as Tashi could remember, he had been told stories about the dragon who sent the rains each year, until now. The creeks are drying up and the mountains are going up in flames. Someone in the village needs to visit the dragon and only Tashi would dare.
ISBN 9781741758870
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2013
Fienberg, Anna and Barbara & Gamble, Kim (ill)
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Charm school
Robust, no nonsense Bonny has a healthy attitude to herself and others that enables her to survive a day at Charm School although she is involved in some hilarious episodes along the way.
ISBN 9780440864004
Publisher Corgi Books, 2000
Fine, Anne
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How to cross the road and not turn into a pizza
Simon and his class are being taught how to cross the road without ending up as flat as a pizza. This is an important thing to know.
ISBN 9780744590340
Publisher Walker Books, 2002
Fine, Anne
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Diary of a killer cat, The
Poor Ellie is horrified when Tuffy drags a dead bird, and then a mouse, into the house. But Tuffy can't understand what all the fuss is about. Soft-hearted Ellie must get her beloved pet to change his wild ways before the next victim arrives through the cat-flap, and Tuffy ends up in even deeper trouble.
ISBN 9780141335773
Publisher Puffin UK, 2011
Fine, Anne & Cox, Steve (ill)
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Jamie and Angus together
Once best friends, always best friends. That's the way it is with Jamie and his toy Highland bull, Angus. In this collection of six stories, the pair tackles a lively playmate, get muddled by a pretend game and discover that playing isn't fun unless they are doing it together.
ISBN 9781406313321
Publisher Walker Books, 2007
Fine, Anne & Dale, Penny (ill)
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Nick's fabulous footy cards
If you love footy and think you're pretty good, you sound just like Nick. After recovering from an ankle injury, Nick discovers he has lost his self-confidence and is not playing very well. His Uncle Matthew gives him a new pack of footy cards and, during the night, Nick wakens to the sound and movement of tiny footballers, training on his doona. It's the Hammers, his favourite team, who just might help to improve his game.
ISBN 9780992533502
Publisher Hip and Shoulder Books, 2014
Fish, Greg & Trevenen, Jason (ill)
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3172
Marge and the great train rescue
Marge is back and this time she's taking the Button family on a train journey. When Mum and Dad go out for a 'romantic' (i.e boring!) dinner, Marge takes the kids on an adventure of their own. Jakey's always longed to drive a train and with Marge around to turn ordinary life extraordinary, there's a good chance his wish might come true!
ISBN 9781848125940
Publisher Piccadilly Press, 2017
Fisher, Isla & Ceulemans, Eglantine (ill)
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Marge and the pirate baby
Marge and the Pirate Baby is a collection of three short stories about the best babysitter ever. Marge has colourful hair and a knack for making everything fun but can she save the day from the pirate baby?
ISBN 9781848125933
Publisher Piccadilly Press, 2017
Fisher, Isla & Ceulemans, Eglantine (ill)
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15516
Having fun at school
Members of the school population state their ways to have fun at school. A play version is also presented.
ISBN 9780975064009
Publisher Indij Readers, 2003
Fisher, Taminya & Le, Thuy & Bell, Meiko
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7569
At my door
Deliveries usually come in a van, as heavy boxes or oddly-shaped bags. They do not come late, on a school night. When Poppy's dad opens the front door to find a small, very distressed child, clinging to a green blanket, the family tries their hardest to do the right thing. They look after the baby while the authorities search for her family. Although Mei's stay is brief, her impact on the family is long-lasting.
ISBN 9781925162707
Publisher Fremantle Press, 2015
Fitzpatrick, Deb
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Lily and the wizard wackoo
Princess Lily's magic is not quite accurate. Her spells produce snakes instead of cakes, so wizardly help is needed. Wackoo, the wizard, has his own plans but it is Lily's magic powers that rescue her sisters.
ISBN 9781862914377
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2000
Fitzpatrick, Judy & Hatcher, Don (ill)
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9384
Story about Ping, The
Ping, the hero of this classic, is a rebellious little duck. On a day almost like any other, Ping is accidentally left behind. Undaunted, Ping heads out onto the Yangtze in search of his family, finding friends and adventures around every bend.
ISBN 9780140502411
Publisher Viking Children's, 1997
Flack, Marjorie & Wiese, Kurt (ill)
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31942
Weslandia
Wesley is an outsider, friendless and tormented by his peers and unhappy with the 'sameness' of everyone. His answer is to create his own world. Wesley grows a garden and makes his own food, clothes, games and language.
ISBN 9781406313758
Publisher Walker Books, 2007
Fleischman, Paul & Hawkes, Kevin (ill)
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8791
Animals: on the world's rare and endangered species
Many of the world's beautiful animals are now in danger of extinction. In this book Garry Fleming captures the unique beauty of some of these animals and provides information about the animals and their plight.
ISBN 9781877035753
Publisher Brolly Books, 2006
Fleming, Garry
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13850
Cassowary's egg, The
Carla, a very bossy cassowary, leaves her partner, Calvin, to look after their egg for twenty-one days. But, the egg gets stolen and Calvin must find a way to get it back before Carla returns.
ISBN 9781877035081
Publisher Brolly Books, 2006
Fleming, Gary
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5816
Diary of a soccer star
Marcus Atkinson is a soccer star, not. But, his Dad is convinced that nine year old Marcus has magic in his feet. Marcus would much rather spend his time doing mathematics.
ISBN 9781742378251
Series Diary of a series (11 books)
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2010
Flint, Shamini & Heinrich, Sally (ill)
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31961
Diary of a basketball hero
Marcus Atkinson is a basketball hero, not. But, his dad, a self-help author, is convinced that Marcus can achieve anything he sets his mind to and has magic in his bounce.
ISBN 9781760111502
Series Diary of a series (11 books)
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2015
Flint, Shamini & Heinrich, Sally (ill)
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2254
Diary of a cricket god
Nine year old Marcus Atkinson is a Maths whiz who is not good at sport. His dad is a self-help author who thinks Marcus can achieve anything he sets his mind to. Marcus thinks cricket is some sort of insect and is stumped why anyone would want to play such a stupid game.
ISBN 9781742378268
Series Diary of a series (11 books)
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2012
Flint, Shamini & Heinrich, Sally (ill)
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38434
Diary of a golf pro
Marcus Atkinson is a golf pro, not. But, his dad, a self-help author, is convinced that Marcus can achieve anything he sets his mind to and has magic in his swing.
ISBN 9781760111496
Series Diary of a series (11 books)
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2015
Flint, Shamini & Heinrich, Sally (ill)
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49590
Diary of a rugby champ
Marcus Atkinson is a rugby champ, not. But, his dad is a self-help author who thinks Marcus can achieve anything he sets his mind to. He's convinced that Marcus has magic in his legs.
ISBN 9781743313596
Series Diary of a series (11 books)
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2013
Flint, Shamini & Heinrich, Sally (ill)
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8469
Diary of a super swimmer
Marcus is a maths whiz, who is not good at sports. But, his dad, a self-help author, is convinced otherwise. Just when Marcus hopes his dad has finally run out of sports for him to try, he discovers a new one, involving water. But, Marcus is not a fish. Marcus is not a turtle. Marcus is an ordinary boy. He will not love to swim.
ISBN 9781743318843
Series Diary of a series (11 books)
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2014
Flint, Shamini & Heinrich, Sally (ill)
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49876
Diary of a Taekwondo master
Marcus Atkinson is a taekwondo master, not. He is a maths whiz who is not good at sport. But, his dad is convinced that Marcus has magic in his kicks.
ISBN 9781743313602
Series Diary of a series (11 books)
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2012
Flint, Shamini & Heinrich, Sally (ill)
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9808
Diary of a tennis prodigy
Marcus Atkinson is a tennis genius, not. He is a maths whiz, who is not good at any sport. But, his dad is convinced that Marcus has magic in his wrists and can achieve anything he sets his mind to.
ISBN 9781760290887
Series Diary of a series (11 books)
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2016
Flint, Shamini & Heinrich, Sally (ill)
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27790
Diary of a track and field titan
Marcus Atkinson is nine years old, good at maths and computer games but, definitely, not sports. His dad's latest crazy idea is for him to try track and field. Even worse, there are ten events. Marcus knows he's not good at one sport, let alone ten different ones.
ISBN 9781743317297
Series Diary of a series (11 books)
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2014
Flint, Shamini & Heinrich, Sally (ill)
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30127
Diary of an AFL Legend
Marcus is a maths whiz who is not good at sport. His dad is a self-help author who thinks Marcus can achieve anything he sets his mind to, even becoming an AFL legend!
ISBN 9781760295141
Series Diary of a series (11 books)
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2017
Flint, Shamini & Heinrich, Sally (ill)
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5422
Susie k files: Game changer
Suzie K Files the Game Changer continues Suzie's challenge of keeping her mother happy. This time her mother wants her to be a champion at the school sports day. Suzie is more of a bookish type, preferring her studies of science. Using problems solving steps Suzie sets to be as useful as possible to her team.
ISBN 9781760296698
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2018
Flint, Shamini & Heinrich, Sally (ill)
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5421
Susie k files: Life of the party
Susie's mother had come from Sri Lanka and didn't have many of the opportunities Susie has in Australia. She really wants her daughter to be one of the crowd and that includes being invited to class parties. Susie isn't worried, she is happy with the fish, George, and her science work. However she also wants to please her mother so...being a problem solver she sets out to work out how to get an invitation to the most popular girl in school's birthday party!
ISBN 9781760296681
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2018
Flint, Shamini & Heinrich, Sally (ill)
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3161
The collected diaries of a sporting superhero
Marcus is a maths whiz who is not good at sport. His dad is a self-help author who thinks Marcus can achieve anything he sets his mind to... with hilarious results. This is 5 books in 1.
ISBN 9781760293451
Series Diary of a series (11 books)
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2016
Flint, Shamini & Heinrich, Sally (ill)
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30487
Cold paws, warm heart
Far away in the land of snow and ice lives Cold Paws, a lonely polar bear. Cold Paws shivers and wonders why he always feels cold inside. But, when little Hannah from the village becomes his friend, the cold feeling inside begins to melt away.
ISBN 9781406301908
Publisher Walker Books, 2006
Floyd, Madeleine
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9413
On the team
Carey is good at schoolwork and sport and wishes that he wasn't. Winston says that it is worse to be bad at everything.
ISBN 9780143300441
Publisher Penguin, 2003
Flynn, Rachel & Smith, Craig (ill)
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9466
Whisper wild, freedom child
When Molly and Joseph have a baby, they call her Whisper. Whisper's mum and dad are quite different from other parents. Through two generations, Whisper learns how love and being accepted make a happy family life.
ISBN 9780670888580
Publisher Penguin, 2000
Flynn, Rachel & Vane, Mitch (ill)
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27074
Moon station
For his Grade Five project, Williams must design a moon station. He has just one week to finish it and wonders if his parents can do a good enough job to win him a prize.
ISBN 9780143304524
Series Aussie bites (84 books)
Publisher Puffin Australia, 2009
Flynn, Rachel & Watson, Judy (ill)
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31860
Brobot
Sally Tinker makes machines and her baby brother, Joe, breaks them. Sally is the world's foremost inventor under the age of twelve and she just knows she can build a better brother than the messy, smelly version she has. Sally's invention, Brobot, is fantastic. That is, until the remote gets broken and Brobot is out of control.
ISBN 9781925163919
Publisher Fremantle Press, 2016
Foley, James
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Dungzilla
Sally Tinker is pretty smart. She is not even twelve and she has created a machine that can both shrink and enlarge practically anything. Unfortunately, she has enlarged a dung beetle to a monstrous size and it is threatening to crush the whole town in a giant dung ball! Luckily her best friend is probably the worlds best biologist under the age of twelve and together they just might have a chance of stopping the beetle and saving the town.
ISBN 9781925164831
Publisher Fremantle Press, 2017
Topics / Graphic novels /
Foley, James
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22436
All set for the big wet
The ants come scurrying one by one. Quickly, they're followed by swooping barn owls, trundling wombats, jumping kangaroos, striding brolgas and other favourite Australian animals, all in their race to get to the ark before the flood.
ISBN 9780734411969
Publisher Hachette Children's Books, 2011
Foot, Mandy
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Child's garden: a story of hope, A
In a ruined village, torn apart by war, a barbed wire fence cuts off a little boy from the hills he loved to walk in. One day, after rain, he sees a tiny, green shoot breaking through the rubble.
ISBN 9781406312072
Publisher Walker Books, 2009
Foreman, Michael
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79472
Mia's story
Mia's family is very poor, living in a house made from recycled bits and pieces. When her dog, Poco, disappears, Mia takes the family horse and heads off into the mountain meadows. There, the snow is clean and the sky is clear and Mia finds a kind of lily she's never seen before.
ISBN 9781844282784
Publisher Walker Books, 2006
Foreman, Michael
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4708
War and peas
When food is scarce in the land of King Lion, the Fat King, ruler of the neighbouring, very rich country refuses to help so war is declared. But the people of the Fat King's land are too fat for their equipment.
ISBN 9781842700839
Publisher Andersen Press Ltd, 2002
Foreman, Michael
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2044
Ugg boot war, The
Jake's dad is out in public again with his ugg boots on. Why can't he wear proper shoes like other dads.
ISBN 9781862919990
Series Mates - great Australian yarns series (27 books)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2014
Fornasier, Kylie & Jellett, Tom
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17166
Rainbow jackets
Five short stories showing the humour in everyday situations included are stories about bubbles, pet flies, cranky umbrellas and crazy kitchens.
ISBN 9781920731670
Publisher Fremantle Press, 2003
Forrestal, Elaine
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Ben and Tim's magical misadventures series
Ben and his brother, Tim, meddle with magic and that's always a dangerous thing to do. Any two titles read from this series can be included as official Challenge books; up to five more titles can be included as your personal choice books. To see the individual book titles and their PRC ID numbers, go to the Series lists on the Booklists page on the website. Or, you can search for a series name or the individual titles by using the Search function on the top left hand corner of the screen.
Series Ben and Tim's magical misadventures series (3 books)
Forsyth, Kate & Vane, Mitch (ill)
No book cover.
23850
Dragon gold
Ben badly wants to get a dog. But, his mum says they'll have to move to a bigger house first and, besides, they can't afford it. So Ben, his brother, Tim, and their friend, James, decide to find some dragon's gold. They have to meddle with magic to do it and that is always a dangerous thing to do. When a fire-breathing dragon kidnaps James' sister, they're in for a marvellous, magical misadventure.
ISBN 9780330421935
Series Ben and Tim's magical misadventures series (1 of 3)
Publisher Pan MacMillan, 2005
Forsyth, Kate & Vane, Mitch (ill)
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3967
Sea magic
Ben and Tim and their cousins don't expect unusual adventures when they begin their summer holidays at the beach. When they stumble across a mer-boy called Sechiel stranded on the sand, they hear about a sinister diver in a submarine, who, together with his razor-toothed shark, is terrorising the mer-people and destroying the wildlife. Worse still, he has abducted Sechiel's sister.
ISBN 9780330423960
Series Ben and Tim's magical misadventures series (3 of 3)
Publisher Pan MacMillan, 2008
Forsyth, Kate & Vane, Mitch (ill)
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22884
Wishing for trouble
Ben and Tim have always been told to be careful what they wish for. They don't know what this means until Tim discovers a magic wishing ring and a whole lot of trouble. They find themselves fighting for their lives and a few other people's, too, in a besieged castle full of knights, swords and a bossy countess. Making wishes is not as easy as it sounds and they will have to be very clever to get themselves out of this mess.
ISBN 9780330422611
Series Ben and Tim's magical misadventures series (2 of 3)
Publisher Pan MacMillan, 2006
Forsyth, Kate & Vane, Mitch (ill)
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18683
Wolf's story: what really happened to Little Red Riding Hood, The
As everyone knows, there are usually two sides to every story and if you believe the sharp-toothed villain of Little Red Riding Hood, there is a logical explanation for everything.
ISBN 9781844280162
Publisher Walker Books, 2005
Forward, Toby & Cohen, Izar (ill)
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9518
Pet poems
This collection includes dogs, cats, budgies, bugs, tarantulas, leopards, crocodiles, rabbits, dolphins, porcupines, werewolves, vultures and pterodactyls, every pet you could possibly imagine and more.
ISBN 9780192761927
Publisher Oxford University Press, 2000
Foster, John & Paul, Korky (ill)
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12202
Rhyme time around the year
Attractively presented poems and illustrations that focus on seasons, festivals and special days around the world.
ISBN 9780192762269
Publisher Oxford University Press, 2001
Foster, John & Thompson, Carol (ill)
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9517
Firewords: a book of wordplay poems
An anthology of riddles, limericks, rhymes, short humorous poems and tongue twisters that are a mixture of old and new.
ISBN 9780192762443
Publisher Oxford University Press, 2000
Foster, John (ed) & Hughes, Rian (ill)
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11129
Bajirriga the turtle
Foolish Bajirriga, an Aboriginal boy, fails to cooperate with his community, preferring to go to the beach and swim while they gather food. Ignoring his parents' advice to come out of the water, he begins to transform into a turtle.
ISBN 9781863340205
Publisher Black Ink Press, 2006
Fourmile, Trevor & Fourmile, Lillian (ill)
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3165
Not again, dad
Paul knows how to manage Mum but, when she's away, it isn't so easy. Paul and his sister find that Dad's style is very different. The worst part is when Dad joins in at cricket and swimming classes - totally embarrassing.
ISBN 9780140365597
Publisher Penguin, 1994
Fowler, Thurley & Smith, Craig (ill)
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14111
Cat, the dog, Little Red, the exploding eggs, the wolf and Grandma's wardrobe, The
Cat starts reading to Dog, explaining that it's a story about a little girl who always wears a red cape with a hood. Dog loves stories about superheroes and wants to know her special power. When Cat advises that the little girl doesn't have any special powers and it's not that kind of a story, the fun begins.
ISBN 9781910277003
Publisher Words & pictures, 2014
Fox, Diane & Fox, Christyan
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17071
Ginger McFlea will not clean her teeth
Ginger McFlea refuses to clean her teeth, no matter what any of her family says or does. A visit to the dentist and a call to the tooth fairy change her mind, with amazing results.
ISBN 9780734411297
Publisher Lothian Books, 2010
Fox, Lee & Vane, Mitch (ill)
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4009
Goblin and the empty chair, The
In a time long past, in a land far away, a family has suffered an unspeakable loss. Their lives are full of grief and hard work. But, a lonely goblin, a hermit from the world, has been watching. And he knows what to do to help them heal with acts of unnoticed kindness. Little does he know that he is being watched.
ISBN 9780670074211
Publisher Penguin Books Australia, 2009
Fox, Mem & Dillon, Leo & Diane (ill)
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14556
Sail away: the ballad of Skip and Nell
A tale of two young dingoes who set out on a log to see the America's Cup yacht race in Fremantle WA, and take the long way round.
ISBN 9781865049519
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2006
Fox, Mem & Lofts, Pamela (ill)
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72831
Muncle Trogg
Giants live on top of Mount Grumble, hidden from humans below. But, not all of them are big. Muncle Trogg is so small that he's laughed at by the others for being human-sized. Fed up, he decides to take a look at the 'Smallings' that he's meant to look like. But, what he discovers is very surprising indeed.
ISBN 9781906427030
Publisher Chicken House, 2011
Foxley, Janet & Wells, Steve (ill)
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7641
Muncle Trogg and the flying donkey
Muncle Trogg is a tiny giant who lives on Mount Grumble. When his home threatens to erupt, Emily, a Smalling, and Muncle Trogg enlist the wisest animal of all, the flying donkey, to convince the giants to listen to them.
ISBN 9781906427955
Publisher Chicken House, 2012
Foxley, Janet & Wells, Steve (ill)
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43616
Sarindi and the lucky Buddha
Sarindi tries everything to help his mother regain her health. A meeting with a stranger at Lucky Buddha's shrine changes Sarindi's life. Readers will gain an understanding of the beliefs, rituals and superstitions of the Indonesian people.
ISBN 9780732287757
Publisher Angus & Robertson (HarperCollins), 2009
Fraser, Janine M & Hurst, Elise (ill)
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Sarindi's dragon kite
It's Sarindi's birthday and what he wants more than anything else is the multi-coloured dragon kite he sees in the market. When he wakes up and sees the kite, he can't wait to go to the beach to fly it with his father. But, an earthquake has flattened a nearby town and he and his father must go to see if they can help.
ISBN 9780732287764
Publisher Angus & Robertson (HarperCollins), 2010
Fraser, Janine M & Hurst, Elise (ill)
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18578
Pet palace
A mysterious neighbour moves next door and renames her house Pet Palace. Angie and her brother Jeremy watch in amazement as a parade of pampered pets arrive.
ISBN 9780734408464
Publisher Thomas C Lothian Pty Ltd, 2006
Frater, Adrienne
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9536
Corduroy
Corduroy is a teddy bear who searches for his missing button because he believes that, if he is perfect, he will be loved and bought.
ISBN 9780140501735
Publisher Penguin, 1988
Freeman, Don
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2734
Princess Betony and the hobgoblin
Lady Pineal. Princess Betony's governess, throws her authority around, scolding everyone in sight and not listening to reason. She demands that the maids stop leaving milk out for a hobgoblin she doesn't believe exists, And, Betony's father, King Max, has organised traps to capture the hobgoblin. Beware, an unhappy hobgoblin means trouble. Princess Betony hopes she can talk to the hobgoblin and win him over to prevent further mischief.
ISBN 9781921720260
Series Princess Betony series (4 books)
Publisher Walker Books Australia Pty Ltd, 2016
Freeman, Pamela & Ainslie, Tamsin (ill)
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46870
Princess Betony and the rule of wishing
It's difficult to make friends when you are a princess and Princess Betony is delighted to have found a proper friend at last. But, friendship is not easy when you have never done it before. Princess Betony's new friend, Clover Pink, leads her into adventures she never expected.
ISBN 9781921720253
Series Princess Betony series (4 books)
Publisher Walker Books, 2013
Freeman, Pamela & Ainslie, Tamsin (ill)
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33364
Princess Betony and the thunder egg
Princess Betony has been chosen to collect a gift from the Wild Magic. It's a precious thunder egg that has to be protected at all costs. Betony must journey alone through the Dark Forest to Teapot Mountain and bring the egg back safely. If not, the Wild Magic will seek revenge.
ISBN 9781925381030
Series Princess Betony series (4 books)
Publisher Walker Books Australia Pty Ltd, 2016
Freeman, Pamela & Ainslie, Tamsin (ill)
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3989
Princess Betony and the unicorn
Princess Betony's mother is a dryad who misses the Wild Magic of the Dark Forest. When the princess sees her mother running into the Dark Forest, Betony is worried she will never return. Humans are forbidden to enter the Forest. But, Betony doesn't care. She has to find her mother, no matter what. But, first, she must catch a unicorn.
ISBN 9781925381023
Series Princess Betony series (4 books)
Publisher Walker Books, 2016
Freeman, Pamela & Ainslie, Tamsin (ill)
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Princess Betony series
Any two titles read from this series can be included as official Challenge books; up to five more titles can be included as your personal choice books. To see the individual book titles and their PRC ID numbers, go to the Series lists on the Booklists page, on the website. Or, you can search for a series name or the individual titles by using the Search function on the top left hand corner of the screen.
Series Princess Betony series (4 books)
Freeman, Pamela & Ainslie, Tamsin (ill)
No book cover.
9985
Desert Lake: Story of Kati Thanda - Lake Eyre, The
The dry salt bed of Kati Thanda-Lake Eyre shimmers in the desert heat. But, far up north, the rains have come. Water is flooding into empty riverbeds and swirling down towards the lake. Soon, everything will change.
ISBN 9781921529436
Series Nature storybooks series (23 books)
Publisher Walker Books Australia Pty Ltd, 2016
Freeman, Pamela & Anelli, Liz (ill)
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570736
Amazing Australian women
In this book you'll meet twelve amazing Australian women who have changed the world, in small ways and large. Some of them are world famous, like Annette Kellerman and Nellie Melba. Some of them are famous in Australia, like Mary Reibey and Edith Cowan. And all of them deserve to be famous, and admired. They represent the warriors, artists, business owners, scientists, singers, politicians, actors, athletes, adventurers, activists and innovators of Australia.
ISBN 9780734418456
Publisher Lothian Books, 2018
Freeman, Pamela & Beer, Sophie (ill)
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22417
Lollylegs
Laura's dad brings home a lamb to give to the school to raffle at the fete. Laura takes care of the lamb and calls him Lollylegs. At the end of the week, Laura can't bear to give the lamb away and determines to buy as many raffle tickets that she can. However, she has to work out how she can get enough money to buy lots of tickets.
ISBN 9781921529078
Series Walker stories (11 books)
Publisher Walker Books Australia Pty Ltd, 2011
Freeman, Pamela & Nest James, Rhian (ill)
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Wonder dog, The
Luke's parents just don't understand about how much a real dog can love you. They buy him the robotic wonder dog that never makes a mess or barks and never needs to be fed. Eventually, Luke's parents find out why a real dog is better.
ISBN 9780864614216
Publisher Koala Books, 2002
Freeman, Pamela & Stanley, David (ill)
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Animal Rescue series
Any two titles read from this series can be included as official Challenge books; up to five more titles can be included as your personal choice books. To see the individual book titles and their PRC ID numbers, go to the Series lists on the Booklists page, on the website. Or, you can search for a series name or the individual titles by using the Search function on the top left hand corner of the screen.
Series Animal Rescue series (4 books)
French, Jackie
No book cover.
1022
Cafe on Callisto, The
An amusing story about a light-hearted journey through space and time, with a father and his daughter searching for the perfect planet.
ISBN 9780864613325
Publisher Koala Books, 2001
French, Jackie
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22740
Elephant alert
Mozz soars through the sky in a jet, rescuing wild animals around the world. But when Elephant Island is under threat from a deadly wave Mozz needs help urging the elephants to move! Time is running out! Can she convince Leo - a boy who can talk to animals - to join her on a dangerous rescue mission?
ISBN 9781741698480
Series Animal Rescue series (1 of 4)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2012
French, Jackie
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11168
Gorilla grab
Mozz and Leo are off on another awesome animal rescue mission. This time they've loaded their jet with vaccine darts to help protect gorillas in Africa. But before they locate all the primates and decide what to do with a seriously sick baby gorilla, they'll have to battle ruthless poachers!
ISBN 9781741698497
Series Animal Rescue series (2 of 4)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2012
French, Jackie
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2262
How the Finnegans saved the ship
Based partly on historic fact, thirteen year old Mary travels by steamship with Mrs Finnegan and her six other children from Ireland to Australia in 1913. Lots of explanatory notes on Irish history, customs and recipes included in this book.
ISBN 9780207197499
Publisher Angus & Robertson (HarperCollins), 2001
French, Jackie
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15443
Pete the sheep
Shaun doesn't have a sheep dog, he has a sheep sheep called Pete. The other shearers are not happy about it particularly when Pete and Shaun set up in business. Pete doesn't know how the other shearers are going to react.
ISBN 9780207199660
Publisher HarperCollins Australia, 2004
French, Jackie
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37103
Shark attack
A grey nurse shark colony is under attack - an old mining dam has collapsed in a savage storm, sending a flood of toxic mud towards their breeding ground! Leo and Mozz need to rescue the sharks before it's too late! But when the SkyTiger falls into trouble, will Leo and Mozz be the ones who need rescuing?
ISBN 9781742833842
Series Animal Rescue series (4 of 4)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2012
French, Jackie
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8067
Stamp, stomp, womp: and other interesting ways to get rid of pests
An invaluable aid to growing vegetables and annuals for young people who want to protect their garden from all sorts of bugs.
ISBN 9780207197857
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, UK, 2000
French, Jackie
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26136
Tiger tangle
Glam Rock is a famous pop star who performs with his tame tiger by his side. But Leo can sense something is wrong - Glam hasn't been telling the truth, and Leo can read the tiger's terror and despair... she's crying out for help. Can Leo and Mozz rescue her?
ISBN 9781742833835
Series Animal Rescue series (3 of 4)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2012
French, Jackie
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112260
Day I was history, The
Like everyone else, Sam believed that cities don't burn. But one hot summer the fires came to Canberra with devestating results. Sam must fight to try to save his home not knowing if his would be one of the five hundred houses to be lost.
ISBN 9781876944551
Series Making tracks (7 of 17)
Publisher National Museum of Australia Press, 2007
French, Jackie & Booth, Christina (ill)
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18539
One perfect day
It is 1927 and celebrations for the opening of Parliament House are underway. But, for Billy, an orphaned farmhand, it is just another bad day of hard work and loneliness. Now, he has to save his only friend, the work dog, Dusty, from certain death.
ISBN 9781876944407
Series Making tracks (4 of 17)
Publisher National Museum of Australia Press, 2006
French, Jackie & Bray, Peter (ill)
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8389
Hairy-nosed wombats find a new home, The
Based on a true story in Queensland, a colony of wonderfully hairy-nosed wombats decide to move homes. But could there ever be another home to make them happy.
ISBN 9780732295486
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2014
French, Jackie & deGennaro, Sue
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9362
Warriors: the story of a wombat, The
Factual information cleverly woven into the story of a wombat's experiences from birth to adulthood revealing the emotions, smells and joys of being a wombat.
ISBN 9780207190889
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, UK, 1996
French, Jackie & Guthridge, Bettina (ill)
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13366
My dad the dragon
At King Arthur's School for Knights, Horace's homework is to catch and kill a dragon. The task is especially difficult for Horace as his dad is a dragon.
ISBN 9780207199509
Series Wacky families series (3 of 8)
Publisher HarperCollins Australia, 2004
French, Jackie & King, Stephen Michael (ill)
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4703
There's a wallaby at the bottom of my garden
See how a native animal can live beside humans, being appreciated as a wild creature not a pet, and still provide pleasure. Fred, the black-tailed wallaby, likes eating apricots and mandarins but is careless with his tail.
ISBN 9780864611116
Publisher Koala Books, 1997
French, Jackie & King, Stephen Michael (ill)
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4403
There's an echidna at the bottom of my garden
The author's own observations of the echidna that lives in the bush near her home. George, the echidna, likes ants and termites but he doesn't like the smell of gum boots.
ISBN 9780864611123
Publisher Koala Books, 1999
French, Jackie & King, Stephen Michael (ill)
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31096
Wombat and the Grand Poohjam
The Grand Poohjam of Stink'um knows exactly how to make kids do as they are told. That is, before the Princess of O'Straylia arrives in his court with her pet wombat.
ISBN 9781862918092
Series Mates - great Australian yarns series (27 books)
Publisher Omnibus Books, 2009
French, Jackie & Marlton, Andrew (ill)
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9609
Space bug, The
Has Emily Anne Quinn found a meteor, a strange egg or a space monster? If it is a strange egg what sort of creature will hatch from it and what will that creature eat? Strange things are happening at Biscuit Creek.
ISBN 9780864614223
Publisher Koala Books, 2002
French, Jackie & Vane, Mitch (ill)
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9363
Diary of a wombat
This wombat leads a very busy and demanding life. She wrestles unknown creatures, runs her own digging business and most difficult of all - trains her humans.
ISBN 9780207199950
Publisher HarperCollins Australia, 2002
Topics / Year 3 easy reads /
French, Jackie & Whatley, Bruce (ill)
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893
Emily and the big bad bunyip
It's Christmas day in Shaggy Gully. The kangaroos are bouncy, the echidnas are prickly and the bats and possums are just hanging about. Only the bunyip is gloomy and Emily Emu is determined to make him smile for Christmas.
ISBN 9780732286927
Publisher Angus & Robertson (HarperCollins), 2008
French, Jackie & Whatley, Bruce (ill)
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44437
Queen Victoria's Christmas
There's a mystery in the palace. What can it be? There are lots of spicy smells... and a large green tree! Join Queen Victoria's dogs as they discover the magic of Christmas in this hilarious new royal adventure.
ISBN 9780732293574
Publisher Angus & Robertson (HarperCollins), 2012
French, Jackie & Whatley, Bruce (ill)
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64098
Queen Victoria's underpants
Queen Victoria owned many palaces and many jewels but what she didn't have were underpants. A message advising that the Queen wants underpants was delivered to a dressmaker. She and her family explored the options of what type of underpants the Queen wanted and what they would be useful for.
ISBN 9780732288228
Publisher Angus & Robertson (HarperCollins), 2010
French, Jackie & Whatley, Bruce (ill)
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22629
Wombat goes to school
She eats, she sleeps, she scratches. When a wombat goes to school, anything is possible.
ISBN 9780732295493
Publisher Angus & Robertson (HarperCollins), 2014
French, Jackie & Whatley, Bruce (ill)
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5309
Chimp rescue: a true story
This is the story of Chinoise, the baby chimpanzee who was rescued by Born Free and their supporters in 2014. After spending her early life isolated and in captivity, Chinoise now lives in a special nursery for rescued primates where, at last, she has made friends and learned how to play.
ISBN 9781510100541
Publisher Orion, 2016
French, Jess & McKenna, Virginia (intro)
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9385
Kingfisher book of fairy tales, The
The classic fairytales retold using modern, colloquial language that is descriptive and interesting.
ISBN 9780744568974
Publisher Walker Books, 2001
French, Vivian
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72110
Growing frogs
When a mother brings her daughter to a pond to collect some frog spawn, the little girl isn't sure what to expect. Day after day she checks on the jelly-like bubbles until the black dots in their centres turn into slippery tadpoles, and then keep on changing.
ISBN 9781406311730
Series Nature storybooks series (23 books)
Publisher Candlewick Press, 2008
Topics / Year 4 easy reads /
French, Vivian & Bartlett, Alison (ill)
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1889
T Rex
A simple, funny, rhyming book that looks at what we know and what we have to surmise about dinosaurs such as Tyrannosaurus Rex. Includes information about dinosaurs and the study of them. A book that could inspire you to become a palaeontologist.
ISBN 9781406312928
Series Nature storybooks series (23 books)
Publisher Walker Books, 2008
Topics / Year 4 easy reads /
French, Vivian & Bartlett, Alison (ill)
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9364
Whale journey
Little Gray is a newborn whale travelling with his mother to the feeding areas in the Arctic, some six thousand miles from where he was born.
ISBN 9781840891379
Publisher Zero to ten, 1998
French, Vivian & Flather, Lisa (ill)
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17484
Brian the giant
Brian, the Giant, has made muffins but they keep disappearing. Brian needs to find out who is responsible for the thefts.
ISBN 9781844289639
Publisher Walker Books, 2005
French, Vivian & Heap, Sue (ill)
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2771
Adventures of Alfie Onion, The
Alfie Onion has just set off on a great adventure but only to carry his brother's luggage. It's his older brother, Magnifico Onion, who's destined to make his family's fortune. But, when it turns out that Magnifico isn't half the hero he's cracked up to be, it falls to Alfie to save the day, with a little help from his loyal dog, a talking horse and a couple of meddling magpies.
ISBN 9781406363104
Publisher Walker Books, 2016
French, Vivian & Kissi, Marta (ill)
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4487
Cherry pie princess, The
Princess Peony has had a bad feeling that her father might be a tyrant. She doesn't want to believe it, but he has a nasty habit of throwing people in dungeons...There's a royal party coming up, and the king is in an even worse mood than usual. He flat out refuses to invite the wicked hag, which can mean only one thing: TROUBLE!
ISBN 9781406368970
Publisher Walker Books, 2017
French, Vivian & Kissi, Marta (ill)
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12407
Caterpillar, butterfly
A child and her grandfather watch as a family of tiny caterpillar eggs turn into beautiful butterflies. At each stage, the story reveals their awe at the magic of what is happening. The illustrations come with notes on the scientific details.
ISBN 9780744562828
Series Nature storybooks series (23 books)
Publisher Walker Books, 1993
Topics / Year 4 easy reads /
French, Vivian & Voake, Charlotte (ill)
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9479
Life cycle of a pumpkin
An in-depth look at the life cycle of the familiar pumpkin with stages explained through simple text and stunning photography. An illustrated timeline on each page charts the lifespan of the pumpkin.
ISBN 9780431084619
Publisher Heinemann, 2002
Fridell, Ron & Walsh, Patricia
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9480
Life cycle of a silkworm
An in-depth look at the life cycle of the silkworm with stages explained through simple text and stunning photography. An illustrated timeline charts the stages of development of the silkworm.
ISBN 9780431084633
Publisher Heinemann, 2002
Fridell, Ron & Walsh, Patricia
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9481
Life cycle of a spider
An in-depth look at the life cycle of a spider with stages explained through simple text and stunning photography. An illustrated timeline on each page shows the development of the spider.
ISBN 9780431084657
Publisher Heinemann, 2002
Fridell, Ron & Walsh, Patricia
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Witch-in-training series
Any two books from this series may be read as Challenge books and up to five more can be read as personal choice books. Go to the online booklists for the PRC ID of the individual books in this series.
Series Witch-in-training series (8 books)
Friel, Maeve & Reid, Nathan (ill)
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17654
Witch-in-training: brewing up
Jessica and Miss Strega are off on an expedition to restock Miss Strega's shop with brewing ingredients. Jessica, Berkeley and Felicity brew up a nasty itchy brew but Miss Strega has a way to get her own back.
ISBN 9780007133444
Series Witch-in-training series (4 of 8)
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, UK, 2003
Friel, Maeve & Reid, Nathan (ill)
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106917
Witch-in-training: broomstick battles
Jessica learns how to 'spell backwards,' which means she can now travel backwards in time and find out the history of some of the more interesting spells she is learning in witch training.
ISBN 9780007185245
Series Witch-in-training series (5 of 8)
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, UK, 2004
Friel, Maeve & Reid, Nathan (ill)
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106916
Witch-in-training: charming or what
Miss Strega decides Jessica has to learn not only how to be charming but how to do charming. She takes her on holidays where Jessica finds a lucky pebble that will help her with her charm skills. But, things do not work out as expected.
ISBN 9780007133437
Series Witch-in-training series (3 of 8)
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, UK, 2004
Friel, Maeve & Reid, Nathan (ill)
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108398
Witch-in-training: flying lessons
Jessica thinks she is an ordinary ten year old but she is actually on the way to becoming a very bright young witch. When she sees the broomstick for sale outside the hardware shop, Jessica's apprenticeship in witchcraft begins.
ISBN 9780007133413
Series Witch-in-training series (1 of 8)
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, UK, 2002
Friel, Maeve & Reid, Nathan (ill)
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108436
Witch-in-training: moonlight mischief
Jessica is off to the Witches' Games to compete in the championship hurdles. She soon discovers the other witches are determined to win and will even use trickery. This adventure is full of lots of high-jinks and low tricks.
ISBN 9780007185269
Series Witch-in-training series (7 of 8)
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, UK, 2005
Friel, Maeve & Reid, Nathan (ill)
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108435
Witch-in-training: spelling trouble
Jessica, the ten year old witch-in-training, starts flying lessons as well as learning spelling and charming, under the watchful eye of Miss Strega.
ISBN 9780007133420
Series Witch-in-training series (2 of 8)
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, UK, 2004
Friel, Maeve & Reid, Nathan (ill)
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112487
Witch-in-training: the last task
Jess is off on a quest to find Dame Walpurga's stolen shoes. But to get them back, she must tackle a rude giant, trick a grumpy gnome and uncover a secret hidden deep underground.
ISBN 9780007185276
Series Witch-in-training series (8 of 8)
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, UK, 2006
Friel, Maeve & Reid, Nathan (ill)
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108399
Witch-in-training: witch switch
Jessica is learning the Witch Switch, how to magically change shape. But, although being a cat can be great fun, it's also a bit scary especially if a Witch Switch goes wrong.
ISBN 9780007185252
Series Witch-in-training series (6 of 8)
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, UK, 2005
Friel, Maeve & Reid, Nathan (ill)
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4853
Look inside how computers work
Find out what happens behind the screen, beneath the keyboard and inside the electronic 'brain' of a computer. Lift the flaps to find out.
ISBN 9781409599043
Publisher Usborne Publishing Ltd, 2016
Topics / STEM /
Frith, Alex & Dickins, Rosie & King, Colin (ill)
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4883
Stories of Thor
Thor, son of Odin and god of thunder and lighting might be the bravest warrior in all of Asgard but there are many that will still challenge him. In these retellings of three classic Thor stories, Thor must use all of his wits and his strength to defeat an angry giant, a sea serpent, dangerous frost giants and on top of all that, contend with his mischievous step-brother Loki's tricks. A great first introduction to Norse mythology for young readers.
ISBN 9781409550679
Publisher Usborne Publishing Ltd, 2016
Frith, Alex (adapted) & Kuricheva, Natasha (ill)
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15355
Nardika learns to make a spear
With his father's help, Nandika, an Aboriginal boy, learns how to make a chittabutta, a fishing spear, so he can catch his own fish.
ISBN 9781875641703
Publisher Magabala Books, 2001
Fry, Chris
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33462
Summer gang, The
Charley, Hannah, Izzie and Xa are the C.H.I.X gang, who become best friends, looking after a coop of hens. They promise to keep each other's secrets, always wear a feather and never, ever eat chicken. But, when the enemy boys let the chickens out, the girl gang is put to the test. And, they must find out what grumpy Grandma Slater's black key opens.
ISBN 9781904442868
Publisher Chicken House, 2011
Funke, Cornelia
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5647
Fuzz McFlops
Fuzz McFlops is a reclusive yet creative rabbit. A great poet and writer, he has penned celebrated works, such as The Withered Carrot and Unhappy Easter. So, Fuzz is disgruntled when Charlotte Passe-Partout suggests that his writing could be enhanced by a touch of optimism. A flurry of correspondence ensues between the two rabbits, until Fuzz begins to wonder if Charlotte's positive approach might have some merit.
ISBN 9781782690757
Publisher Pushkin Press, 2015
Furnari, Eva & Entrekin, Alison (trans)
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9414
Game or not
Belinda would like to play soccer but at her school only the boys play. She is very good but she's a girl. There must be something she can do to play her favourite sport.
ISBN 9780143300106
Series Aussie bites (84 books)
Publisher Penguin, 2003
Fusillo, Archimede
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9203
Polar Boy
Life isn't easy in the land of snow and ice and for Iluak, a Too-lee boy travelling with his tribe, there are daily challenges. Now, though, a new challenge is coming. His grandmother, the Shaman, tells him a bear is coming and that it will be Iluak who will save his people from the bear. But, Iluak is afraid of bears and doesn't want to face one.
ISBN 9781921150388
Publisher Walker Books, 2008
Fussell, Sandy
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