Booklists

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24986
Sally and the limpet
One Sunday by the sea, Sally pulls and pulls at a brightly coloured limpet shell. It makes a squelching noise and sticks firmly to her finger. Everyone has a go at removing the limpet but it just won't let go. When Sally's teacher says a limpet lives for twenty years and spends its lifetime on the same rock, Sally desperately wants to put things back just the way they were for the limpet.
ISBN 9781406308464
Publisher Walker Books, 2008
James, Simon
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9537
Poke in the I: a collection of concrete poems, A
A selection of poems to enchant the eyes and intellect. Striking and imaginative artworks illustrate the delightfully unravelling threads of words and sentences.
ISBN 9780744556568
Publisher Walker Books, 2001
Janeczko, Paul B (comp)
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6351
This moose belongs to me
When a moose came to Wilfred, he just knew it was meant to be his, so he named him Marcel and made him his pet. Marcel was very obedient and followed some rules better than others, but when someone else claims the moose as theirs, Wilfred is very surprised.
ISBN 9780007263875
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, UK, 2012
Topics / Year 4 easy reads /
Jeffers, Oliver
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89630
Emperor's egg, The
The Emperor penguin is the only large animal to remain on the Antarctic mainland throughout its bitterly, inhospitable winter. Once the female has laid her egg, she heads back to the sea, leaving the male to incubate it. He then spends two months standing on the freezing cold ice with the egg on his feet.
ISBN 9781406313017
Series Nature storybooks series (22 books)
Publisher Walker Books, 2009
Topics / Year 4 easy reads /
Jenkins, Martin & Chapman, Jane (ill)
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1021
Cabbage patch war, The
Chris is in the middle of a feud between her Dad and her neighbour. It is a very funny fight over a cabbage which turns into an out and out war.
ISBN 9780140382433
Publisher Penguin, 1996
Jennings, Paul
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1244
Come back Gizmo
In the third book about the gizmo, a new set of characters become embroiled in hilarious, embarrassing scenes when lovesick Jimmy locks his pet dog in the car boot to win the affections of the snooty girl next door. The gizmo soon works its magic, with Jimmy soon living to regret his moment of selfishness.
ISBN 9780140378450
Publisher Penguin, 1996
Jennings, Paul
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1920
Sink the gizmo
Cal and Ricky take time off from school and 'borrow' a boat but the gizmo on the boat turns everything to water when Cal looks at it. Cal is in trouble if he can't find a way to stop it.
ISBN 9780140381481
Publisher Penguin, 1997
Jennings, Paul
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2208
Horrible holiday, The
While his family appears to be going on a disastrous holiday, Kevin is having a good time, appreciating different things.
ISBN 9780141301839
Series Aussie bites (84 books)
Publisher Puffin Australia, 1998
Jinks, Catherine
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17540
Secret country, The
When Ben walks into a pet shop the last thing he expects is to buy a talking cat. Iggy is from a secret country slowly losing its creatures. Ben sets out to save them but encounters great evil that tries to stop him succeeding.
ISBN 9781416904199
Publisher Simon & Schuster, 2005
Johnson, Jane & Stower, Adam (ill)
No book cover.
15416
Senses
A fascinating introduction to the five senses: sight, hearing, taste, smell and touch. Simple explanations and beautiful illustrations provide information on all five senses.
ISBN 9780753457719
Series Kingfisher young knowledge series (19 books)
Publisher Kingfisher, 2004
Johnson, Jinny
No book cover.
Juliet nearly a vet series - NEW SERIES 2015
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 Juliet nearly a vet series - NEW SERIES 2015 (6 books)
Johnson, Rebecca & May, Kyla (ill)
No book cover.
2539
Juliet nearly a vet: at the show
Training a pony to get ready for the local show is harder than Juliet thought, with Midgie the horse more interested in eating than learning to jump.
ISBN 9780143307051
Series Juliet nearly a vet series - NEW SERIES 2015 (6 books)
Publisher Puffin Australia, 2014
Johnson, Rebecca & May, Kyla (ill)
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2525
Juliet nearly a vet: beach buddies
Juliet and her family are going camping, where she can't wait to go swimming, exploring rock pools and see so many amazing animals by the beach.
ISBN 9780143308249
Series Juliet nearly a vet series - NEW SERIES 2015 (6 books)
Publisher Puffin Australia, 2014
Johnson, Rebecca & May, Kyla (ill)
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2529
Juliet nearly a vet: bush baby rescue
A terrible bushfire has struck and the vet clinic is in chaos. There are baby koalas to feed, a little wombat to bandage and a funny blue-tongued lizard to care for. Luckily, Juliet is nearly a vet and is ready to help.
ISBN 9780143307143
Series Juliet nearly a vet series - NEW SERIES 2015 (6 books)
Publisher Puffin Australia, 2014
Johnson, Rebecca & May, Kyla (ill)
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2530
Juliet nearly a vet: farm friends
Juliet is staying on a farm to help Maisy with the arrival of baby animals. There are chicks and ducklings hatching, lambs to feed and calves to be born.
ISBN 9780143307136
Series Juliet nearly a vet series - NEW SERIES 2015 (6 books)
Publisher Puffin Australia, 2014
Johnson, Rebecca & May, Kyla (ill)
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2526
Juliet nearly a vet: great pet plan
Juliet and her best friend Chelsea love animals. Juliet wants to be a vet, so they decide that she needs to have a pet sleepover and invite lots of pets over for the night.
ISBN 9780143307044
Series Juliet nearly a vet series - NEW SERIES 2015 (6 books)
Publisher Puffin Australia, 2014
Johnson, Rebecca & May, Kyla (ill)
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1119
Juliet nearly a vet: zookeeper for a day
Juliet and her best friend Chelsea get to be zookeepers for a day. There will be meerkats, tigers and penguins to feed, as well as waiting for a baby elephant to be born.
ISBN 9780143308256
Series Juliet nearly a vet series - NEW SERIES 2015 (6 books)
Publisher Puffin Australia, 2014
Johnson, Rebecca & May, Kyla (ill)
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15117
Limpopo lullaby
It rains and rains and the Limpopo River bursts its banks. Josette is forced to shelter with her children in a huge tree near their village. They cling for their lives and, on the fourth day, a miracle happens. Based on a real incident in Mozambique.
ISBN 9780957935266
Publisher Limelight Press, 2004
Jolly, Jane & Huxley, Dee (ill)
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6122
Frank Frankie: the newspaper that helps people, The
When ten year old Anne Googanstein, Frankie to her friends, meets a journalist, the sister of her mother's newish boyfriend, she decides to write and distribute her own newspaper. The Frank Frankie needs news and soon Frankie is in trouble for telling family secrets and spying on the neighbours, all in the name of journalism.
ISBN 9780330423267
Publisher Pan MacMillan, 2007
Jonach, Ingrid & Orsini, Cheryl (ill)
No book cover.
6962
Frankie goes to France: the newspaper on the go
Frankie is positively positive that she is going to Paris with her Mum and Greg Green on their honeymoon. All she has to do is learn French, get a suitcase and a passport. As if that isn't enough, she also has to organise the next issue of the Frankie Frank, save the library and deal with Great Aunt Marmalade who has arrived to organise the wedding and everything else.
ISBN 9780330424141
Publisher Pan MacMillan, 2008
Jonach, Ingrid & Orsini, Cheryl (ill)
No book cover.
9194
Heart of the forest, The
Keely always looks after her twin brother, Aaron. But, in the dark forest, it's Aaron who knows just what to do.
ISBN 9781862918139
Series Mates - great Australian yarns series (23 books)
Publisher Omnibus Books, 2010
Jonsberg, Barry & Phillips, Craig (ill)
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4552
Last viking returns, The
Josh is totally engrossed in Vikings, even changing his name to Knut. However even Vikings would have their hands full with his twin siblings who seem to cause mayhem wherever they go. A trip to Viking World theme park provides opportunities for the twins to be their Viking berserker best, and for Josh/Knut to prove more than a match for any dangers ahead.
ISBN 9781925161151
Publisher Fremantle Press, 2014
Jorgensen, Norman
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40989
Last Viking, The
Josh is to stay with Nan and Pop, and he's worried because the last visit wasn't a complete success. However, Pop's book about Vikings inspires Josh and he becomes Knut, making weapons and armoury from cardboard for himself and his lively dog, Wolverine. By channelling his inner Viking, Josh is able to outwit some local bullies.
ISBN 9781921888106
Publisher Fremantle Press, 2011
Jorgensen, Norman
No book cover.
6666
In Flanders Fields
In Flanders fields, a young homesick World War I soldier risks his life to cross no-man's land and rescue a robin caught in the barbed wire. He hears the soldiers on the other side singing Christmas carols.
ISBN 9781863683692
Publisher Fremantle Press, 2002
Jorgenson, Norman & Harrison-Lever, Brian (ill)
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37886
Boris
Boris lives a rather quiet and simple life with his parents in Hogg Bay. His home is an old bus, which took his parents to numerous, exciting places around the world, but now it just sits. Boris dreams and pesters, agitating for the bus to travel once again, perhaps to Africa to see lions. One day, it finally happens, the bus is on the move, although not nearly as far as Boris anticipated.
ISBN 9780143305026
Series Boris series (6 books)
Publisher Puffin Australia, 2011
Joyner, Andrew
No book cover.
22319
Boris gets a lizard
Boris, the warthog, has pets galore but not yet the one he craves. His passion is the komodo dragon of Indonesia and, each week, he gives a talk to his class about its poisonous spit and sharp teeth. He writes to the zoo, inviting its komodo dragon to Hogg Bay for a holiday. Before even receiving a reply, Boris proudly announces its arrival and arranges a big, welcoming presentation.
ISBN 9780143305033
Series Boris series (6 books)
Publisher Puffin Australia, 2011
Joyner, Andrew
No book cover.
8965
Boris on show
It's the Hogg Bay Show and Boris is excited. He has entered everything from best pumpkin to best pet, and he's even baked his own carrot cake. Boris wants is to win first prize. But Frank the sheep has other ideas.
ISBN 9780143306696
Series Boris series (6 books)
Publisher Penguin Books Australia, 2012
Joyner, Andrew
No book cover.
14606
Boris sees the light
Boris, the warthog, is having a sleepover, camping in the backyard with Frederick and Alice. They are not one bit scared of the dark, no way. But, they do wonder what that strange light is, moving around outside the tent.
ISBN 9780143305057
Series Boris series (6 books)
Publisher Puffin Australia, 2011
Joyner, Andrew
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Boris 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 Boris series (6 books)
Joyner, Andrew
No book cover.
29328
Ready, set, Boris
It's sports day and Boris, the warthog, is ready to run like he's never run before. He wants to beat Eddie, who always wins everything. But, all Frederick wants is not to come last, again. Go Boris.
ISBN 9780143305040
Series Boris series (6 books)
Publisher Puffin Australia, 2011
Joyner, Andrew
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18852
Slow down Boris
The whole class is going on a school excursion to the city. They're visiting the museum, the park and the Road Safety School. There's so much to see and do, and Boris wants to try everything, including a big red bike that looks like it could go really fast.
ISBN 9780143306702
Series Boris series (6 books)
Publisher Penguin Books Australia, 2012
Joyner, Andrew
No book cover.
12389
Most magnificent mosque, The
Three naughty boys, Rashid, Samuel and Miguel, plague visitors to the mosque at Cordoba with their tricks. As punishment, the boys are forced to work in the mosque gardens. Later, the three friends reunite to save the church.
ISBN 9781845070120
Publisher Frances Lincoln, 2004
Jungman, Ann
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