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Family forest
Families come in all shapes and sizes, with half-sisters, big brothers, step-parents. While some kids have a family tree, others have a family forest.
ISBN 9781921564703
Publisher Hardie Grant Egmont, 2010
Kane, Kim & Masciullo, Lucia (ill)
No book cover.
Esther's rainbow
Esther spies a rainbow under her chair and then it disappears. Where will she find her rainbow next.
ISBN 9781743313701
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2013
Kane, Kim & Acton, Sara (ill)
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Unexpected crocodile, The
Peggy's family is hosting a barbecue for their neighbours, the Dawsons. Peggy isn't too sure about those Dawson boys. But she is delighted when an unexpected crocodile invites himself to tea, with unexpected consequences.
ISBN 9781742378077
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2012
Kane, Kim & Acton, Sara (ill)
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Ginger Green play date queen: New friend, The
Ginger is playing with Skye today.But what happens when Skye won't let her dad leave? A story of two new friends, sharing their love of dance and overcoming being shy.
ISBN 9781760127701
Publisher Hardie Grant Egmont, 2016
Kane, Kim & Davis, Jon (ill)
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That's (not) mine
Two fuzzy creatures both want to sit in the same comfy chair. The trouble is, they can't agree who it belongs to and they get madder and madder.
ISBN 9781444918335
Publisher Hodder Children's Books (UK), 2016
Kang, Anna & Weyant, Christopher (ill)
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What Dino saw
Jenny finds a big, egg-shaped thing down by the creek. She takes it home and, when it hatches, out pops a cute, but very hungry, baby dinosaur.
ISBN 9780143300984
Series Aussie nibbles (51 books)
Publisher Penguin, 2004
Kelleher, Victor
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Me and you
I love our sandy-sandwich days, our racing, seagull-chasing days. I love our arty-crafty days, our cut-and-paste and colour days.
ISBN 9780670079247
Publisher Penguin Books Australia, 2017
Kelly, Deborah & Blair, Karen (ill)
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Ruby Wishfingers series NEW SERIES 2018
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Series Ruby Wishfingers series NEW SERIES 2018 (4 books)
Kelly, Deborah & Hedstrom, Leigh (ill)
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Ruby Wishfingers: Funny money
It must be Ruby's lucky day! She keeps finding coins everywhere. But there's something funny about this money. Why is it so bright, shiny and new looking? And where on earth is it coming from? You can bet your bottom dollar this will be a magical adventure to remember.
ISBN 9781925563269
Series Ruby Wishfingers series NEW SERIES 2018 (4 books)
Publisher Wombat Books, 2017
Kelly, Deborah & Hedstrom, Leigh (ill)
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Ruby Wishfingers: Hide-and-seek
Being able to wish for anything you would like sure would be great, but can it help in a game of hide and seek where things disappear and reappear in the strangest places? Join the Wishfinger family as they solve their troubles with magic.
ISBN 9781925139938
Publisher Wombat Books, 2016
Kelly, Deborah & Hedstrom, Leigh (ill)
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Ruby Wishfingers: King of the castle
Jellybean is once again making mischief for Ruby, until she discovers the perfect way to make her little brother do exactly what she wants. But Cousin Todd isn't so keen on doing what Ruby says. Discover monster trucks, giant jumping castles, furious principals and hungry crocodiles along with plenty of laughs in an all new Ruby Wishfingers adventure.
ISBN 9781925563160
Series Ruby Wishfingers series NEW SERIES 2018 (4 books)
Publisher Wombat Books, 2017
Kelly, Deborah & Hedstrom, Leigh (ill)
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Ruby Wishfingers: Skydancer's escape
Being able to wish for anything you would like sure would be great, but as an ordinary girl finds out, you have to be careful what you wish for. Read along for a wonderful adventure. Meet a talking cat and a pocket-sized unicorn.
ISBN 9781925139631
Series Ruby Wishfingers series NEW SERIES 2018 (4 books)
Publisher Wombat Books, 2016
Kelly, Deborah & Hedstrom, Leigh (ill)
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Ruby Wishfingers: Toad-ally magic
Being able to wish for anything you would like sure would be great, but as an ordinary girl finds out, you cannot wish away some problems. Dive into this slimy adventure to learn what happens when the rules of magic are broken.
ISBN 9781925139815
Series Ruby Wishfingers series NEW SERIES 2018 (4 books)
Publisher Wombat Books, 2016
Kelly, Deborah & Hedstrom, Leigh (ill)
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Bouncing ball, The
Try to keep up with the bouncing ball as it travels down the street, between two cars, into a gutter and down a storm drain.
ISBN 9780857980045
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2013
Kelly, Deborah & Perry, Georgia (ill)
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One more sheep
Sam has ten sheep and he has to be sure that he's fetched them all in from the wild, windy moor. To do this, Sam has to count them but, as everyone knows, counting sheep sends you to sleep.
ISBN 9780340805862
Publisher Hodder Children's Books (Australia), 2004
Topics / K-2 Numeracy /
Kelly, Mij & Ayto, Russell (ill)
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Dogs don't do ballet
Biff isn't like other dogs. He doesn't do dog stuff like scratching his fleas or looking for the nearest lamp-post. Biff likes music, walking on tiptoes and dressing in a tutu. In fact, Biff thinks he's a ballerina.
ISBN 9781847384744
Publisher Simon & Schuster, 2010
Kemp, Anna & Ogilvie, Sara (ill)
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Green Tree Frogs
Each year, monsoonal rains sweep across the Top End of Australia and the green tree frogs clamber from their hiding places to feed, breed and sing. Celebrate these cheeky characters and their life cycle in the wet season.
ISBN 9781922081421
Publisher Windy Hollow Books, 2015
Kendell, Sandra
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That car
We found the old car in the shed when we moved to the farm. We couldn't wait to play in it, it could take us anywhere.
ISBN 9781743310953
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2015
Kennedy, Cate & Zapel, Carla (ill)
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Alpha monsters
Journey through an amazing world of alphabet monsters to help A find his lost teddy.
ISBN 9781741697612
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2011
Kennett, Chris
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Great granny gang, The
Grannies have a reputation for being mild, sedate and stay at home knitters. In fact grannies are capable of fixing most problems and so it is with the Great Granny gang whose members foil a burglary. Told in flowing rhyme for reading aloud.
ISBN 9780007467914
Publisher HarperCollins Children's Books, 2012
Kerr, Judith
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Gezani and the tricky baboon
Some bananas, a wily, hungry baboon and a boy who finds a way to teach the tricky baboon a lesson.
ISBN 9781925000757
Publisher Ford Street Publishing, 2015
Khoza, Valanga & Rippin, Sally (ill)
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Lamb-a-roo, The
The lost and lonely little lamb has been loved by a kangaroo but we wonder what will happen when the little lamb realises how different he is from his mum.
ISBN 9781862336575
Publisher Gullane Children's Books Ltd, 2007
Kimpton, Diana & Beardshaw, Rosalind (ill)
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999 tadpoles find a new home
Mother and Father Frog find that their pond is getting too small for 999 growing tadpoles and the family decides to brave the dangerous world to find a bigger home.
ISBN 9781877467271
Publisher Gecko Press, 2010
Topics / K-2 Numeracy /
Kimura, Ken & Murakami, Yasunari (ill)
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Ms Johnstone to the rescue
When a dog fight threatens the playground, the other teachers are not very helpful but Ms Johnstone saves the day.
ISBN 9780975064092
Publisher Indij Readers, 2003
King, Karla
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Bear and a tree, A
Ren knows that it's almost time for Bear's big sleep, but she needs just one more day with him. One day to explore the winter together, the last of the coloured leaves, the snow as it floats and swirls to the ground, the sun and the moon and the stars. One more day to play and dance and wonder.
ISBN 9780670075829
Publisher Penguin Books Ltd, UK, 2012
King, Stephen Michael
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Bella's bad hair day
When Bella wakes up to find her hair in a huge, tangled mess, it is a problem of momentous proportions exacerbated when mum is totally preoccupied completing a painting surrounded by numerous pets. Dad is equally oblivious, engrossed in his rendition of Beethoven on their baby grand piano. So Bella needs to sort this calamity herself with various forms of hilarious camouflage.
ISBN 9781743313619
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2013
King, Stephen Michael
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Emily loves to bounce
Emily is full of life and full of smiles. But most of all, she's full of bounce, on her head, on her toes, on her bottom. Skipping bounces, springing bounces, singing bounces. Wherever she may be, you can be sure she's in the air.
ISBN 9781865042749
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2000
King, Stephen Michael
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Henry and Amy: right-way-round and upside down
Everything Henry tries to do straight turns out wiggly but his friend Amy always does everything perfectly. Henry shows her the fun of being topsy-turvy.
ISBN 9781863889988
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2000
King, Stephen Michael
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An almost wordless, picture book which tells the story of a happy little boy who hates having his hair groomed. A bird drops a seed into his unruly mop and soon, with the help of the sun and the rain, a seedling sprouts.
ISBN 9781741691160
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2008
King, Stephen Michael
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Man who loved boxes, The
People thought that the man was strange, even a bit crazy, but the man didn't mind and neither did his son because they had a special way of showing their love for each other.
ISBN 9781865048376
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2007
King, Stephen Michael
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Milli, Jack and the dancing cat
Milli has a special gift for fixing things. She can make something out of any old discarded thing or mend boots and tools. But, all the townsfolk ever want are sensible things. Milli keeps her dream of making something special to herself.
ISBN 9781865087474
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2003
King, Stephen Michael
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Mutt dog
A scruffy dog is brave and fast and smart but he's all alone. A heart-warming, waggly tale of resilience and belonging.
ISBN 9781865046365
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2004
King, Stephen Michael
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My Dad is a giraffe
If your Mum and Dad were animals, I wonder what they would be.
ISBN 9781743625941
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2015
King, Stephen Michael
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Never ever before
In the drifting, swirling land of small, Big is born. Big stands solid, strong and predictable until the day a breeze, bigger than never ever before, begins to blow.
ISBN 9781741694666
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2009
King, Stephen Michael
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Patricia's head was filled with wonderful, amazing thoughts. All she needed was someone to share them with.
ISBN 9781865049380
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2006
King, Stephen Michael
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Snail and turtle are friends
Snail and Turtle are friends who enjoy walking, running and hiding together.
ISBN 9781743620236
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2014
King, Stephen Michael
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An ideal book to share with a child or any special person in your life. A simple, touching story about how the people we love make the world a beautiful place.
ISBN 9781741696226
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2010
King, Stephen Michael
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Animal babies on mountains
Stunning photographs and simple text introduce readers to six young animals that live in the world's tallest places. Families of pandas, brown bears, marmosets, gorillas, Japanese macaques and snow leopards are brought to life.
ISBN 9780753458396
Series Animal babies series (10 books)
Publisher Kingfisher, 2005
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How the elephant got his trunk
Once, in a time long forgotten, elephants had short, stubby noses. One day a curious baby elephant visits Crocodile and that all changes.
ISBN 9781474918497
Publisher Usborne Publishing Ltd, 2016
Kipling, Rudyard & Joven, John (ill)
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How the whale got his throat
Once upon a time, Whale was ever so greedy- he swam around eating anything and everything he came across. Then one day he decided to eat a man and things changed...
ISBN 9781474918503
Publisher Usborne Publishing Ltd, 2016
Kipling, Rudyard & Joven, John (ill)
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Little Miss Spider at Sunny Patch School
Little Miss Spider is off to her first day at Sunny Patch School and she is so excited. She gobbles her breakfast and runs all the way. But poor Little Miss Spider can't do the new lessons. She begins to doubt if there is anything she can do well.
ISBN 9780733613180
Publisher Callaway, 2000
Kirk, David
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Budinge and the Min Min lights
Budinge lives with his grandmother, deep in the Australian bush. One night, he notices a bright light twinkling through the trees. Budinge's grandmother had often warned him that if he didn't behave, the Min-Min lights would come and lead him away. Budinge is frightened and begins to run.
ISBN 9781743628577
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2015
Kirk, Uncle Joe & Casey, Greer & Harrold, Sandi (ill)
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These are my chicks, I love them a lot. I will stay with them, no matter what.
ISBN 9781743623138
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2014
Kirk, Uncle Joe & Casey, Greer & Harrold, Sandi (ill)
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Me and my cat
Late one night, an old lady with a pointed hat climbs through Nicholas' bedroom window. She brandishes a broom, fires out some words and leaves. It's puzzling at the time, but not nearly as puzzling as what happens when Nicholas wakes up the next morning.
ISBN 9781842707753
Publisher Andersen Press Ltd, 2009
Kitamura, Satoshi
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Red feather, The
Claude finds a beautiful, red feather at the beach. His three friends also want the feather and, one by one, each person trades the feather for something else.
ISBN 9780957988439
Publisher New Frontier Publishing, 2015
Kitchin, Ben & Swan, Owen (ill)
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I want my hat back
The bear's hat is gone and he wants it back. Patiently and politely, he asks the animals, one by one, whether they have seen it. Each animal says no, some more elaborately than others. But, just as he begins to lose hope, lying flat on his back in despair, a deer comes by and asks a rather obvious question.
ISBN 9781406336832
Publisher Walker Books, 2011
Klassen, Jon
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This is not my hat
When a tiny fish shoots into view wearing a round, blue topper, which happens to fit him perfectly, trouble could be following close behind. So, it's a good thing that the enormous fish won't wake up. And, even if he does, it's not like he'll ever know what happened.
ISBN 9780763655990
Publisher Candlewick Press, 2012
Klassen, Jon
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We found a hat
Two turtles have found a hat. The hat looks good on both of them. But, there are two turtles and there is only one hat.
ISBN 9781406347517
Publisher HarperCollins Children's Books, 2016
Klassen, Jon
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Promise is a promise, A
After a long winter's hibernation, Bruno, the marmot, wakes to discover a beautiful dandelion outside his burrow. The two become friends and play together until summer when the dandelion asks Bruno to trust her even though she wants his help to disappear.
ISBN 9780698400405
Publisher Penguin, 2006
Knister, Tharlet, Eve (ill) & Bishop, Kathryn (trans)
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Edward and Edwina emu
Edward and Edwina emu are the proud parents of ten chicks in this story told in rhyming text.
ISBN 9780732277208
Publisher Cornstalk Publications, 2002
Knowles, Sheena & Clement, Rod (ill)
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Edward the emu
Edward is bored being an emu and wants to be noticed by the visitors to the zoo. In his quest for attention, Edward imitates the other animals.
ISBN 9780207183287
Publisher Angus & Robertson (HarperCollins), 1993
Knowles, Sheena & Clement, Rod (ill)
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Edwina the emu
Edwina, the emu, tries to find a job while Edward sits on the eggs.
ISBN 9780207189142
Publisher Angus & Robertson (HarperCollins), 1996
Knowles, Sheena & Clement, Rod (ill)
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Library lion
A lion suddenly appears in a public library, but its presence is unexpectedly tolerated by the busy staff, so long as no one breaks any library rules. The illustrations offer clues as to the lion's origins, not mentioned in the written text.
ISBN 9781406305678
Publisher Walker Books, 2008
Knudsen, Michelle & Hawkes, Kevin (ill)
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Sally's class is doing a science project. When Mrs Henshaw hands out the eggs for hatching, Sally knows that hers looks different. When the egg cracks, something green and scaly with big yellow eyes emerges. Argus isn't like the other chicks.
ISBN 9781406331370
Publisher Walker Books, 2011
Knudsen, Michelle & Wesson, Andrea (ill)
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Fergus and Delilah
It is Delilah's first day at the park. She slides, climbs, swings and dances, making friends with a variety of different children. However, despite her best efforts, one boy keeps shooing her away. Delilah tries everything to be his friend.
ISBN 9780994605214
Publisher Fergus & Delilah, 2016
Knutt, Erin & Alexander, Misa (ill)
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I always, always get my way
Emmy is the youngest in the family but whenever anything goes wrong, it is never her fault.
ISBN 9780979974649
Publisher Flashlight Press, 2009
Krasnesky, Thad & Parkins, David (ill)
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That cat can't stay
Dad is no match for this clever Mum, a cat lover, who manages to get not one, not two, not three, but four cats into the household. One by one, she brings them home and uses guile to convince Dad to keep them, but only just for a little while.
ISBN 9780979974656
Publisher Flashlight Press, 2010
Krasnesky, Thad & Parkins, David (ill)
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We all went on safari, a counting journey through Tanzania
Learn to count in Swahili and discover all kinds of African animals in the grasslands of Tanzania.
ISBN 9780864615138
Publisher Koala Books, 2003
Topics / K-2 Numeracy /
Krebs, Laurie & Cairns, Julia (ill)
No book cover.
Alphabet wings
A trip around the world finds an interesting landmark representing every letter of the alphabet.
ISBN 9780734407603
Publisher Thomas C Lothian Pty Ltd, 2005
Kresner, Ilana M
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Carp for Kimiko, A
Kimiko very much wants a calico carp kite to fly on Children's Day. She can't have one because she's a girl and Japanese tradition dictates that only boys get colourful kites. Luckily, Kimiko has understanding parents.
ISBN 9780881064117
Publisher Charlesbridge Publishing, 1993
Kroll, Virginia & Roundtree, Katherine (ill)
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Join Pinocchio on his travels.
ISBN 9781846436536
Series Flip-up fairy tales series (28 books)
Publisher Child's Play International Ltd, 2014
Kubler, Annie
No book cover.
Here we go round the mulberry bush
Enjoy doing all the activities in this well-known nursery rhyme.
ISBN 9780859538855
Series Classic books with holes series (21 books)
Publisher Child's Play International Ltd, 2001
Kubler, Annie (ill)
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Wheels on the bus, The
Make all the sounds and actions as you read along to this well-known rhyme.
ISBN 9780859538879
Series Classic books with holes series (21 books)
Publisher Child's Play International Ltd, 2001
Kubler, Annie (ill)
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Twinkle, twinkle, little star
Say this well-known nursery rhyme as you read along.
ISBN 9780859539418
Series Classic books with holes series (21 books)
Publisher Child's Play International Ltd, 2002
Kubler, Annie (ill) & Taylor, Jane (lyrics)
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Poppy's gift
Oswin is a common cricket, far too common for the vain and beautiful poppy, She does not care for his courting. When her fair-weather friends leave her, Oswin is her last remaining admirer.
ISBN 9781921136924
Publisher Windy Hollow Books, 2006
Kuchling, Guundie
No book cover.
Silverskin is different from her brothers and sisters but she comes to discover herself and her own talents. Beautiful end papers and great illustrations that give extra information about Australian animals.
ISBN 9781876268633
Publisher University of Western Australia Press, 2002
Kuchling, Guundie
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With love from head to toe
How good it is to have toes and ears and tongues and other parts of our body, to enjoy paddling, listening and tasting, and all the other senses that we have.
ISBN 9781921136337
Publisher Windy Hollow Books, 2009
Kuchling, Guundie & Tambour, Evelyn (photo)
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Caterpillar and butterfly
Caterpillar lives alone and, in fear of her surroundings, forms a chrysalis where she can hide away. After a while, she misses the other animals and starts to wonder what it might be like to explore the outside world. When she emerges, she discovers that not only is she different but she is not alone.
ISBN 9781921361579
Publisher Fremantle Press, 2009
Kwaymullina, Ambelin
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How frogmouth found her home
Frogmouth isn't like the other birds. She doesn't want to live in the trees and is in search of something more. Frogmouth travels the land hunting for a new nesting place but nothing feels right. On her way, she helps other animals find their true homes, but still she searches for hers.
ISBN 9781921696015
Publisher Fremantle Press, 2010
Kwaymullina, Ambelin
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Little koala lost
Little Koala is lost in the bush and he sets out to find a home. He asks so many creatures if he can live with them but they all have a reason why he can't. Koala is very sad until he finally gets accepted.
ISBN 9781742991283
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2016
Kwaymullina, Blaze & Racklyeft, Jess (ill)
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Colour me
We are all different, but together we colour our world amazing!
ISBN 9781925164657
Publisher Fremantle Press, 2017
Kwaymullina, Ezekiel & Court, Moira (ill)
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My amazing Dad
Dad isn't very handy around the house but he's brilliant at turning the everyday into something exciting.
ISBN 9781921894862
Publisher Little Hare Books, 2015
Kwaymullina, Ezekiel & Jellett, Tom (ill)
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We are the dream and the dreamers; the song spinners and the rainbow dancers. Use your imagination.
ISBN 9781922089700
Publisher Fremantle Press, 2015
Kwaymullina, Ezekiel & Morgan, Sally (ill)
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We all sleep
Beneath the stars, we all sleep.
ISBN 9781925162684
Publisher Fremantle Press, 2015
Kwaymullina, Ezekiel & Morgan, Sally (ill)
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