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4664

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I can only draw worms
This book is about worms ( I can only draw worms). A book that's all about worms might sounds a little odd, but in fact it's absolutely hilarious and it's guaranteed to have children howling with laughter.
ISBN 9780141375182
Publisher Penguin Books Ltd, UK, 2017
Mabbitt, Will
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42779
Big storm, The
The Dewdrop Babies are decorating the great hall with petals they've collected in the garden, but when Bluebell and the others get themselves into a huge mess with the sticky paste, they decide to go outside so the rain can wash them clean again, only to be caught in an enormous storm.
ISBN 9780552556521
Series Dewdrop series (8 books)
Publisher Random House Children's Books, 2008
MacCarthy, Patricia
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Dewdrop series
Dewdrop Fairies and Dewdrop Babies series combined in the adventures of characters such as Rose, Waterlily, Violet, Bluebell and Sweetpea. Any two books from this series may be read as Challenge books; up to five more can be read as personal choice books. Go to the Series lists for individual book titles.
Series Dewdrop series (8 books)
MacCarthy, Patricia
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40105
Hide and seek
Poor Mother Rabbit is having a terrible time with her five naughty bunnies - she just doesn't know what to do with them. So she is very pleased when Bluebell and Violet offer to play with them.
ISBN 9780552556545
Series Dewdrop series (8 books)
Publisher Random House Children's Books, 2008
MacCarthy, Patricia
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Moonlit picnic
Even though it's night time Buttercup and Poppy decide to find Water-Lily at the lake. They're sure she'll still be up because her flower only comes out at night. But their night-time adventure almost ends in disaster when Buttercup discovers that she's lost something precious.
ISBN 9780552556514
Series Dewdrop series (8 books)
Publisher Random House Children's Books, 2008
MacCarthy, Patricia
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Owl's lost hoot
Owl is ill and hasn't hooted all night. The Dewdrop fairies join forces to help make Owl's hoot return.
ISBN 9780552557559
Series Dewdrop series (8 of 8)
Publisher Random House Children's Books, 2009
MacCarthy, Patricia
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Summer party
The Dewdrop fairies are very excited about their summer party but things start to go wrong when Sweetpea, Poppy and Rose decide to cook a secret surprise. The chaos in the kitchen might mean the end of the party feast.
ISBN 9780552557528
Series Dewdrop series (6 of 8)
Publisher Random House Children's Books, 2008
MacCarthy, Patricia
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Sweetpea's surprise
Rose discovers a caterpillar munching on one of the leaves of her flower. The caterpillar goes and instead there's a hard shiny thing hanging from the leaf. Rose checks her flower every day and on the 14th day she finds something magical.
ISBN 9780552556538
Series Dewdrop series (8 books)
Publisher Random House Children's Books, 2008
MacCarthy, Patricia
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32047
Up, up and away
On a perfect day for kite-flying, Buttercup and Poppy race to the top of the hill trailing their beautiful petal dragon kite. It starts when Buttercup won't share and then things go seriously wrong. A windy adventure that ends up great fun for everyone.
ISBN 9780552557542
Series Dewdrop series (7 of 8)
Publisher Random House Children's Books, 2009
MacCarthy, Patricia
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Viola's secret
Everyone admires Viola because she is so brave and because of the very daring things. But Viola has a secret and at bed-time she is not so brave after all.
ISBN 9780552557535
Series Dewdrop series (5 of 8)
Publisher Random House Children's Books, 2008
MacCarthy, Patricia
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12144
I went walking
A repetitious, rhyming text in which the author is followed by a variety of animals all of a different colour.
ISBN 9781862913202
Publisher Omnibus Books, 1997
Machin, Sue & Vivas, Julie (ill)
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Gwendolyn
In the jungle, there are jaguars, monkeys and parrots aplenty. But, there are no penguins, none at all. Penguins don't live in the jungle, except for Gwendolyn.
ISBN 9780733335174
Publisher ABC Books, 2016
MacIver, Juliette & Baynton, Terri Rose (ill)
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1958
Frog who lost his underpants, The
Hopping through the jungle, this way, that way, Frog is in a frenzy, scattering the ants. Teddy's looking too now, this place, that place, will they ever find those jolly underpants.
ISBN 9781921977893
Publisher Walker Books, 2013
MacIver, Juliette & Chapman, Cat (ill)
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Yak and Gnu
Yak and Gnu are best friends who love to row and sing. I wonder who they will meet on their journey down the river.
ISBN 9781922077684
Publisher Walker Books, 2015
MacIver, Juliette & Chapman, Cat (ill)
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Marmaduke duck and the marmalade jam
Marmaduke Duck makes marmalade jam, which sends the animals crazy, chasing the jam around the farm.
ISBN 9781869439286
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2010
MacIver, Juliette & Davis, Sarah (ill)
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Waiting out the storm
Out on a hillside as a storm moves in, a young girl and her mother watch the raindrops fall, the thunder rumble and the lightning flash. As they approach their house, the girl wants to know where the turtles, chipmunks and birds go during a storm. Indoors, they settle down together, to watch the rain.
ISBN 9780763633783
Publisher Candlewick Press, 2009
Macken, Joann Early & Gaber, Susan (ill)
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41503

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There's a bug on my arm that won't let go
There's a bug on my arm that won't let go. I don't want it anywhere near me. So why won't it just buzz off?!
ISBN 9780008135089
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, UK, 2017
Mackintosh, David
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What noise comes from a giraffe
We all know it's true, that a cow says moo. Find out what noise comes from a giraffe.
ISBN 9781460752234
Publisher Angus & Robertson (HarperCollins), 2016
MacLean, Craig
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Mozzie and Midgie
When Mozzie and Midgie meet a colourful parrot who boasts of being the most beautiful bird on the island, the two young spoonbills set off to find out what could make them beautiful and special.
ISBN 9781921504310
Publisher Working Title Press, 2011
MacLeod, Doug & Okalyi, Sandy (ill)
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44140
Heather fell in the water
Heather was a little girl who always fell in the water. She didn't mean to. She didn't enjoy it. But she fell in nearly every day, so her parents made her wear water wings all the time.
ISBN 9781742376486
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2012
MacLeod, Doug & Smith, Craig (ill)
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46407
Windy farm
There is a farm so windy that the family who live there need to wear heavy shoes so they don't blow away. Can they make the most of the wind.
ISBN 9781921504419
Publisher Working Title Press, 2013
MacLeod, Doug & Smith, Craig (ill)
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Tomorrow
Tomorrow is so full of wonderful things to see and do. Maybe it's better to start today.
ISBN 9780733320743
Publisher ABC Books, 2008
Macleod, Mark & Schell, Kirrily (ill)
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Insects
Uncovers the amazing world of insects that surrounds us every day, a world that we might miss if we're not looking. Wonderful photographs and interesting facts tell you about ugly looking creepy crawlies you'd rather not meet and beautiful beetles, butterflies and dragonflies. Find out how they live, where you might find them and a little about each different type of insect.
ISBN 9781742451213
Series All about Australia series (4 books)
Publisher Australian Geographic Education, 2011
Madden, Bec (ed) & Piper, Kylie (ed)
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King with horse's ears, The
No-one knows about King Mark's ears except his barber who is sworn to secrecy. Keeping the secret drives the barber to the doctor who advises him to whisper the secret to the ground. But sooner or later, truth will come out.
ISBN 9780711219571
Publisher Frances Lincoln, 2003
Maddern, Eric & Hess, Paul (ill)
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Nature's day
Discover the world of wildlife on your doorstep. Beginning in spring, this book revisits nine different places, during each of the four seasons, and explores the changing scenery and animal life found there.
ISBN 9781847806086
Publisher Frances Lincoln, 2015
Maguire, Kay & Kroll, Danielle (ill)
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33427
Australia
Come and explore your country, Australia. Find out where it is in the world and what it looks like. Discover our history, who our first people were and how the first European settlers arrived. Compare how people live now, the different animals and environments in Australia and some of our national pastimes.
ISBN 9781742451190
Series All about Australia series (4 books)
Publisher Australian Geographic Education, 2011
Mahoney, Melanie (ed) & Madden, Bec (ed)
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Australian animals
Bright, interesting images and facts tell you about most of the iconic Australian native animals. Find out what they eat, where they live, the impact of introduced species and how you can help Australian native animals.
ISBN 9781742451206
Series All about Australia series (4 books)
Publisher Australian Geographic Education, 2012
Mahoney, Melanie (ed) & Madden, Bec (ed)
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25788
Sea creatures
Through beautiful photographs and interesting facts, find out about many of the interesting, beautiful and scary sea creatures that we might encounter in Australian seas. Discover what makes them unique and how they live.
ISBN 9781742451183
Series All about Australia series (4 books)
Publisher Australian Geographic Education, 2012
Mahoney, Melanie (ed) & Madden, Bec (ed)
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Lion in the meadow, A
Your mother does not believe that there is a lion in the meadow but, to keep you happy, she gives you a matchbox with a dragon in it to scare the lion away. But the lion is not imaginary, it is really there.
ISBN 9780140506303
Publisher Penguin Books Ltd, UK, 1989
Mahy, Margaret
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12248
Man whose mother was a pirate, The
This is the story of Sam, an accountant and his first trip to the seaside with his ex-pirate mother.
ISBN 9780140554304
Publisher Penguin, 1996
Mahy, Margaret
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Dashing dog
Follow this chaotic dog and his family as they take a walk along the beach.
ISBN 9781775540229
Publisher HarperCollins NZ, 2013
Mahy, Margaret & Bixley, Donovan (ill)
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1222
Down the back of the chair
Dad can't find his car keys. Little Mary suggests they might be down the back of the chair. They may not find the car keys but what they do find down the back of the chair changes their lives.
ISBN 9781845076023
Publisher Frances Lincoln, 2006
Mahy, Margaret & Dunbar, Polly (ill)
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My Chinatown
Chinatown in New York is a place of dragons, dreams, memories, fireworks and delicious food on every corner.
ISBN 9780064437325
Publisher HarperCollins US, 2016
Topics / Displacement /
Mak, Kam
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Emu's Halloween
Emu wants to have a truly terrifying Halloween party but is worried that it will be as scary as a lamington. Luckily, her friends are there to ensure that Emu has the most spooktacular night of the year.
ISBN 9780732298906
Publisher Angus & Robertson (HarperCollins), 2015
Mangan, Anne & Cornish, David (ill)
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Little bit, A
Growing up can be pretty confusing. Sometimes, you're too short or too tall, too fast or too slow and you can feel happy or sad, clever or silly. Maybe, you're just all of these things a little bit of the time.
ISBN 9781862918009
Publisher Omnibus Books, 2008
Maniaty, Christine & Peter & Richards, Claire (ill)
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Eagle inside, The
Jimmy, the honeyeater, is the smallest bird at flying school. Surrounded by big, tough birds, Jimmy feels different in every way and is certain he will never fit in. Cockatoo bullies him and tells him he can't succeed. But, with Eagle's help, Jimmy discovers that being different can also be a strength.
ISBN 9781742974699
Publisher Little Hare Books, 2015
Manning Bancroft, Jack & Bancroft, Bronwyn (ill)
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18525
Yuck
Yuck looks at the variety of food lots of different babies have for supper. While a human might think a wiggly worm is revolting, a baby bird would prefer worms to warm milk.
ISBN 9781845070885
Publisher Frances Lincoln, 2005
Manning, Mick & Grandstrom, Brita
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3996

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I love you
Little Badger's teacher shares her favourite words with the class. At the end of the day Little Badger goes home to practise saying three special words- I love you.
ISBN 9781925059762
Publisher New Frontier Publishing, 2017
Mao, Xiao & Yun, Tang (ill)
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Hurry up and slow down
Hare and Tortoise are good friends but Hare is always in a hurry. When they're eating lunch or out walking, Hare always tells Tortoise to move faster. But, when Tortoise reads Hare a bedtime story, the tables are turned. Tortoise reads quickly but Hare wants more time to study the pictures.
ISBN 9780192720801
Publisher Oxford University Press, 2008
Marlow, Layn
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12146
Day in the life of me, A
A little boy has a perfect day. He is greeted enthusiastically by everyone he meets, takes his dog to school where he gets everything right and eats fairy bread and grapes for play lunch. Children line up to play with him and his parents take him out.
ISBN 9780734401960
Publisher Thomas C Lothian Pty Ltd, 2002
Marsden, John & Smith, Craig (ill)
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5784
Sophie's prize
Sophie has won one hundred dollars in an art competition and she wonders what do with the money.
ISBN 9781925117073
Publisher Little Steps Publishing, 2014
Marston, Jennie & Watt, Lexie (ill)
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12147
Brown bear, brown bear, what do you see
Questions and answers take the reader through a range of animals and colours - a big green frog, a plump purple cat or a cheeky brown monkey. Colourful pictures and rhyming words.
ISBN 9780140502961
Publisher Penguin, 1995
Martin, Bill Jnr & Carle, Eric (ill)
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4628
Underneath a cow
Madge the cow welcomes the storm that is heading towards her farm. Some of the animals, however, are scared and when they find themselves caught out in the rain, far away from their homes, Madge is only too happy to offer them shelter.
ISBN 9781742990880
Publisher Omnibus Books, 2015
Martin, Carol Ann & Wood, Ben (ill)
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Toast tree, The
A very special tree, with bright green leaves and an orange trunk, is hidden in the sand dunes, bordering a dusty, pearling town. Every day, Ella and Mia's grandpa comes home from work with a treat from the tree. It's the best-tasting toast in the world. Ella and Mia search high and low for the tree, laden with squares of golden-brown toast, but they can never find it.
ISBN 9781922142689
Publisher Magabala Books, 2015
Martin, Corina & Martins, Fern (ill)
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ABC book of food, The
Food helps us run and jump and play. Take a journey from the paddock, the orchard, the garden to your kitchen, and find out where food comes from and how it reaches us.
ISBN 9780733334269
Publisher ABC Books, 2016
Martin, Helen & Simpson, Judith & Orsini, Cheryl (ill)
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2397
ABC book of Seasons, The
Seasons come and seasons go. Sun shines, wind blows, rain falls and plants grow.
ISBN 9780733331954
Publisher ABC Books, 2014
Martin, Helen & Simpson, Judith & Orsini, Cheryl (ill)
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4562

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What's up top?
What is up top of the ladder? Is it a hat? Is it a cat? Is it a snail on whale or a frog on a log?
ISBN 9780143783886
Publisher Penguin Random House Australia, 2017
Martin, Marc
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3811

New
Charlotte and the rock
When Charlotte asked her parents for a pet, a rock wasn't exactly what she had in mind. But she loves her new pet anyway. If only he could love Charlotte back...
ISBN 9780143785309
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2017
Martin, Stephen.W. & Cotterill, Samantha (ill)
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47248

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Building site zoo
Every morning on our walk we see an amazing zoo, full of astonishing animals. Come and see them too! With a little imagination, a building site can come to life, bringing all kinds of animals into the busy town.
ISBN 9780734417527
Publisher Lothian Books, 2017
Masson, Sophie & Wood, Laura (ill)
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Adventures with grandpa
On opening the door of his grandpa's shed, a young boy is transported into another world. And even better, his grandpa has the time to build and play with all the interesting stuff inside.
ISBN 9781921690761
Publisher Hardie Grant Egmont, 2010
Mastnak, Rosemary
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30939
Cooking with grandma
Anya loves visiting Grandma and Grandpa. They like to cook together and then go on adventures around the house.
ISBN 9781921564192
Publisher Hardie Grant Egmont, 2009
Mastnak, Rosemary
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Emily's Rapunzel hair
Seven stories about childhood experiences. The link is Emily's determination to have 'Rapunzel hair'.
ISBN 9780733315237
Publisher ABC Books, 2005
Matthews, Cecily & Blackwood, Freya (ill)
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37462
Gift, The
A rather plain bear sits next to a gorgeous plush crocodile in the toy shop among all of the special Christmas toys. As each waits to be chosen, Brown Bear makes his own gift to his friend.
ISBN 9781862916982
Publisher Omnibus Books, 2012
Matthews, Penny
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12148
Jump baby
Baby possum must learn to jump or be separated from mother and big sister who have jumped into a peach tree, leaving him stranded in the walnut tree. They entreat baby possum to try to jump.
ISBN 9781862914278
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2002
Matthews, Penny
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13918
Show day
It's Show Day and everyone has taken weeks to get ready. Now, the whole family and an assortment of animals are off to the country showgrounds for a day of fun and excitement.
ISBN 9781862916890
Publisher Omnibus Books, 2012
Matthews, Penny & McLean, Andrew (ill)
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12463
Pudding & chips
Pudding, the goose, is fierce and very noisy. The only animal on the farm who isn't afraid of Pudding is the sheepdog, Chips. When a fox starts visiting the farm, it is Pudding who raises the alarm.
ISBN 9780733314148
Publisher ABC Books, 2004
Matthews, Penny & others
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12302
Little red bear
When Hanna sees a little red bear sitting alone on a wall, she is sure someone has lost him. Hanna leaves the bear there but she can't stop thinking he may be lonely, cold or afraid of the dark. In the end, Hanna takes matters into her own hands.
ISBN 9781865045375
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2003
Matthews, Penny & Pignataro, Anna (ill)
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58336
Zizzy
Zizzy the sloth sees a blue patch through the rainforest canopy and travels with parrot to investigate the beautiful colour.
ISBN 9781862917972
Publisher Omnibus Books, 2010
Matthews, Penny & Snell, Danny (ill)
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Out of the egg
Reworked version of the traditional tale of the hardworking, unaided Little Red Hen continues until her own baby chick befriends the offspring of the lazy cat, the rat and the pig and together they play. By the end of the day, each baby learns a new lesson in forgiveness and sharing.
ISBN 9781921150357
Publisher Walker Books, 2008
Matthews, Tina
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Waiting for later
Even though Nancy is big, one day she feels small. When she asks her mum, brother, cousin, aunt and grandfather to play with her, they're all busy and ask her to wait until later. So, Nancy climbs a tree in her backyard to wait for later, and imagines playing the games her family doesn't have time for.
ISBN 9781921720055
Publisher Walker Books, 2011
Matthews, Tina
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802
Pocketful of posies: a treasury of nursery rhymes
A collection of classic nursery rhymes, beautifully illustrated with incredibly detailed, embroidered fabric and cloth scenes.
ISBN 9780618737406
Publisher Harcourt Children's Books, 2010
Mavor, Salley
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Who wants a dragon
A baby dragon is lonely and wants someone to love him. Zany art and lots of opportunities to respond to the little dragon's feelings.
ISBN 9781843624943
Publisher Orchard Books, 2005
Mayhew, James & Gardiner, Lindsay (ill)
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Sorry Wally
Casey and Shelly are brave brother and sister turtles who team up against the school bully when he hides their lunch box.
ISBN 9781920892524
Publisher Oceanic Imagery Publishing, 2007
Mayne, Troy
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22118
Dig dig digging
It's a busy day for construction and transport vehicles as the workers and their machines labour all day. With repetitive, predictable text, this book is ideal for young listeners and emerging readers.
ISBN 9781841210803
Publisher Orchard Books, 2001
Mayo, Margaret & Ayliffe, Alex (ill)
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4621
Roar
Meet some wild and wonderful animals - galloping zebras, prowling tigers, water-squirting elephants, jumping kangaroos and more.
ISBN 9781846164880
Publisher Orchard Books, 2006
Mayo, Margaret & Ayliffe, Alex (ill)
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Found you, little wombat
Little Wombat is playing hide and seek with his friends. When it is his turn to seek out his friends, he becomes lost.
ISBN 9781862334243
Publisher Gullane Children's Books Ltd, 2003
McAllister, Angela
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Guess how much I love you
Little Nutbrown Hare and Big Nutbrown Hare discover that love is not an easy thing to measure. This story is about finding ways of expressing the depth of love between a child and a parent.
ISBN 9780744532241
Series Guess how much series (5 books)
Publisher Walker Books, 1994
McBratney, Sam & Jeram, Anita (ill)
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37946
Guess how much I love you in the autumn
Little Nutbrown Hare loves playing in the Autumn wind, especially when a big surprise blows his way.
ISBN 9781406304541
Series Guess how much series (5 books)
Publisher Walker Books, 2007
McBratney, Sam & Jeram, Anita (ill)
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57187
Guess how much I love you in the spring
It's spring and Little Nutbrown Hare learns how things grow. A tadpole becomes a frog, a shoot grows into a big tree. If everything grows and changes, Little Nutbrown Hare tries to guess what he might become one day.
ISBN 9781406308532
Series Guess how much series (5 books)
Publisher Walker Books, 2009
McBratney, Sam & Jeram, Anita (ill)
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90299
Guess how much I love you in the summer
It's summer and Little Nutbrown Hare learns about all the different colours, the red of the berries, the green of the leaves and the blue of the sky. Little Nutbrown Hare thinks there is one colour that is the loveliest of all.
ISBN 9781406308549
Series Guess how much series (5 books)
Publisher Walker Books, 2009
McBratney, Sam & Jeram, Anita (ill)
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57188
Guess how much I love you in the winter
Little Nutbrown Hare loves playing games in the snow and trying to trick Big Nutbrown Hare.
ISBN 9781406304558
Series Guess how much series (5 books)
Publisher Walker Books, 2007
McBratney, Sam & Jeram, Anita (ill)
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Guess how much series
Appealing series about Little Nutbrown Hare. 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 Guess how much series (5 books)
McBratney, Sam & Jeram, Anita (ill)
No book cover.
29852
You're all my favourites
Mummy and Daddy Bear believe they have the most wonderful baby bears in the whole world. But, one day, the three small cubs begin to wonder which of them their parents like the best.
ISBN 9781844285150
Publisher Walker Books, 2007
McBratney, Sam & Jeram, Anita (ill)
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4994

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This is Banjo Paterson
Andrew Barton 'Banjo' Paterson loved to write poetry. He loved hunting and fishing and horses too, especially a horse named 'Banjo'. Join Banjo, his family, dog and neighbourhood friends, as they recount the life of Banjo Paterson with an afternoon of backyard playtime that truly typifies childhood.
ISBN 9780642278982
Publisher National Library of Australia, 2017
McCartney, Tania & Booth, Christina (ill)
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25840
This is Captain Cook
Join Miss Batts and her class as they tell the story of Captain Cook, in a humorous and whimsical school play. The class acts out the story of Cook as a boy watching ships on the horizon, sailing to Canada, to Tahiti and on to New South Wales, as the first European to cross the Antarctic Circle. Spot the escaping chicken in each of the scenes.
ISBN 9780642278692
Publisher National Library of Australia, 2015
McCartney, Tania & Booth, Christina (ill)
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Peas in a pod
Pippa, Pia, Poppy, Polly and Peg are quintuplets. Since birth, the five sisters have looked the same, sat the same, eaten the same, slept the same and even cried the same. Mum and Dad want to keep their adorable, identical girls forever matching, like peas in a pod. But, as the sisters grow, they discover they are not the same. In fact, they are very different from each other.
ISBN 9781921966712
Publisher Exisle Publishing, 2015
McCartney, Tania & Snerling, Tina (ill)
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Chloe
Chloe has twenty siblings and she is happy in the middle. They all enjoy family time, until Dad brings home a television, which looks like it will spoil their time together.
ISBN 9780061142918
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, UK, 2012
McCarty, Peter
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27168
One funky monkey
Join in the dance and count with a funky monkey, some hip-hopping elephants, jiving giraffes, moonwalking meerkats and lots of other animals.
ISBN 9781921150456
Publisher Walker Books Australia Pty Ltd, 2010
McCleary, Stacey & Degennaro, Sue (ill)
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When it is time
Beautiful, sensitive story extolling the virtue of patience at the time of birth. Sakura and the mother hen wait for an egg to hatch which it does, when it is time.
ISBN 9780734406538
Publisher Thomas C Lothian Pty Ltd, 2004
McCleary, Stacey & Rippin, Sally (ill)
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12150
Fly went by, A
A mad dash of animals appears to be started by one fly going by. This predictable, rhyming text supports early readers and deals with unfounded fears in a humorous way.
ISBN 9780001713055
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, UK, 1983
McClintock, Mike
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12151
Make way for ducklings
After raising her ducklings on a secluded island, Mrs Mallard leads them to the Boston Public Garden to eat peanuts.
ISBN 9780140564341
Publisher Penguin Books Ltd, UK, 1999
McCloskey, Robert
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3794

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Are these your glasses?
Sergio is a penguin who lives with his father in a small house by the ocean. At school, he doesn't have many friends, because he is different to the other children. With his father as a guide, he learns some valuable lessons as he grows up. These lessons help him to show great determination and strength as he tries to find true friendship.
ISBN 9781876138462
Publisher Padmelon Press, 2016
McCormack, Gavin & Cooper, Jennifer (ill)
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Me...Jane
The story of the young Jane Goodall's childhood and the pleasures and interests that eventually led her to Africa and her famous study of chimpanzees in the wild. It all started with a stuffed toy chimpanzee named Jubilee.
ISBN 9780316045469
Publisher Little, Brown & Co, 2011
McDonnell, Patrick
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Flying orchestra, The
This whimsical, beautifully illustrated book explores the concept that there is a magical orchestra that performs the soundtrack of our lives, and is always there to highlight meaning in even the most mundane of moments, no matter the time or place.
ISBN 9780702237041
Publisher University of Queensland Press, 2010
McFadden, Clare
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Fox and the Wild, The
Fred is a fox who was born in the city. It's smoky in the city, and noisy. One day, Fred hears about a place called the Wild. None of the other city animals think it exists, but Fred sets off to hunt for it. What is he going to find?
ISBN 9781760405274
Publisher The Five Mile Press Pty Ltd, 2016
McFarland, Clive
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18728
Evie's mad hair day
Evie will not brush her hair. She's far too busy doing much more interesting things.
ISBN 9780864615213
Publisher Koala Books, 2005
McG, Shane
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36717
Denver
Denver is rich, very, very rich. Everyone in the village loves him for his kindness and generosity. But, one day a stranger arrives who breeds discontent by telling the villagers that it isn't fair for Denver to have so much more than they do.
ISBN 9781842709634
Publisher Andersen Press Ltd, 2010
McKee, David
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Elmer
Elmer is different from all the other elephants and he tries to change himself to blend in more easily. But, Elmer discovers that being an individual isn't so bad.
ISBN 9780099697206
Series Elmer series (18 books)
Publisher Red Fox, 1990
McKee, David
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16151
Elmer again
It's coming up to Elmer's Day, the day when all grey elephants paint themselves in bright colours. For Elmer, the patchwork elephant with the mischievous sense of fun, life seems far too quiet. So he thinks up a marvellous joke he can play on the other elephants in the night, when they're asleep...
ISBN 9781842707500
Series Elmer series (18 books)
Publisher Andersen Press Ltd, 2000
McKee, David
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Elmer and Aunt Zelda
Elmer and Wilbur visit their aunt, Zelda. She may be getting old and deaf but she is fun and has lots of interesting things to show the two young elephants.
ISBN 9781842705315
Series Elmer series (18 books)
Publisher Random House Children's Books, 2006
McKee, David
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12392
Elmer and butterfly
When Elmer, the elephant, sets a butterfly free, the butterfly promises to help if Elmer ever needs it. Elmer cannot imagine how a tiny butterfly could help an elephant but he finds out sooner than expected.
ISBN 9780099439684
Series Elmer series (18 books)
Publisher Red Fox, 2003
McKee, David
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Elmer and Grandpa Eldo
Elmer is on his way to visit his Grandpa Eldo. Elmer thinks Eldo is forgetful and has great fun reminding Eldo of all the things they used to do together. Eldo may be old but he is an elephant, after all, and we know that elephants never forget.
ISBN 9780099432159
Series Elmer series (18 books)
Publisher Andersen Press Ltd, 2002
McKee, David
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Elmer and Papa Red
It's two days before the annual visit of Papa Red and the young elephants are very excited. They choose a tree to decorate and prepare the presents for Papa Red to collect during the night to take to those who need them. But this year Elmer has a special treat in store for the young elephants, if they can keep quiet and out of sight.
ISBN 9781849392433
Series Elmer series (18 books)
Publisher Random House Children's Books, 2011
McKee, David
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Elmer and Rose
Grandpa Eldo asks Elmer and Wilbur to help a young elephant find her way back to her herd. They get a shock when they see she is pink. No wonder she is called Rose. But, there is an even greater surprise in store when they reach her herd.
ISBN 9781842707401
Series Elmer series (18 books)
Publisher Random House Children's Books, 2008
McKee, David
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Elmer and snake
The elephants decide to play a trick on Elmer. Snake suggests pretending to Elmer that he looks pale and ill, to see if they can make him believe that he really is unwell. At the same time, Snake plots with Elmer to trick the other elephants into thinking he really is sick.
ISBN 9780099495185
Series Elmer series (18 books)
Publisher Random House Children's Books, 2007
McKee, David
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Elmer and the big bird
One day, Elmer notices that there are no birds around. He finds them hiding from the nasty bully bird in a nearby cave. The bully bird is mean and likes to frighten the little birds. Led by Elmer, the animals work together to frighten off the bully bird.
ISBN 9781842707548
Series Elmer series (18 books)
McKee, David
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Elmer and the hippos
The elephants aren't happy. The hippos have come to share their river because their own has dried up. Elmer, the patchwork elephant, solves the problem and everyone is happy.
ISBN 9781842701720
Series Elmer series (18 books)
Publisher Andersen Press Ltd, 2003
McKee, David
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Elmer and the lost teddy
Baby Elephant can't sleep because he has lost his teddy so Elmer sets off to look for it. When Elmer hears a voice shouting for help, he wonders if Baby Elephant's teddy can talk or whether Wilbur is playing a trick on Elmer, as usual.
ISBN 9781842707494
Series Elmer series (18 books)
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2008
McKee, David
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Elmer and the monster
There is pandemonium in the jungle. A strange, roaring sounds sends the animals stampeding, convinced it's a monster. But, all is not as it seems. Only Elmer is brave enough to investigate, and what he discovers comes as quite a surprise.
ISBN 9781783441594
Series Elmer series (18 books)
Publisher Andersen Press Ltd, 2015
McKee, David
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Elmer and the rainbow
Elmer and the other elephants are waiting for the storm to end so they can see the beautiful, colourful rainbow. But, something dreadful has happened. The rainbow has come out too soon and has lost its colours.
ISBN 9781842706473
Series Elmer series (18 books)
Publisher Andersen Press Ltd, 2007
McKee, David
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Elmer and the stranger
Kangaroo thinks there is a difference between a bounce and a jump, and he is very concerned that he's going to look silly in the upcoming jumping competition. Elmer helps him to discover that one will do just as well as the other.
ISBN 9781842707821
Series Elmer series (18 books)
Publisher Andersen Press Ltd, 2009
McKee, David
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Elmer and the wind
There's a mighty wind blowing in the jungle but that doesn't stop Elmer and his cousin, Wilbur, playing a silly trick on the other elephants, but Elmer's trick seems to backfire.
ISBN 9780099402633
Series Elmer series (18 books)
Publisher Red Fox, 1999
McKee, David
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Elmer and Wilbur
Elmer loves practical jokes and so does his cousin, Wilbur. That is, until Elmer has an idea that will bring Wilbur back down to Earth, in more ways than one.
ISBN 9781842709504
Series Elmer series (18 books)
Publisher Andersen Press Ltd, 2009
McKee, David
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Elmer in the snow
When Elmer hears the animals complaining that it's too cold, he takes them on a walk to an even colder place. But, he shows them just how much fun winter can be.
ISBN 9781842707838
Series Elmer series (18 books)
Publisher Andersen Press Ltd, 2008
McKee, David
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Elmer on stilts
The hunters are coming and all the elephants are worried. Elmer, the patchwork elephant, comes up with a plan to outwit the hunters but things don't turn out quite as planned.
ISBN 9781842708385
Series Elmer series (18 books)
Publisher Andersen Press Ltd, 2010
McKee, David
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Elmer 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 Elmer series (18 books)
McKee, David
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Elmer's special day
It's almost Elmer's Day again for the elephants and they have begun their preparations already. But, in all the excitement, they are making an awful lot of noise and upsetting the other animals. So, Elmer changes the rules and invites every single animal to join in the parade.
ISBN 9781842708668
Series Elmer series (18 books)
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2009
McKee, David
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12152
Not now Bernard
Bernard's parents are so busy and pay so little attention to him that they don't even realise when a monster moves in and takes his place.
ISBN 9780099240501
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 1988
McKee, David
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6837
Zebra's hiccups
Zebra is a proud animal, reluctant to take advice or lose his dignity. When he gets the hiccups and loses his stripes, he realises that he just might need help from his friends.
ISBN 9781842709238
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2009
McKee, David
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24121
I wanna be a great big dinosaur
A little boy desperately wants to become a great big dinosaur. When a real-life dinosaur hears his wish and begins to show him what it takes, perhaps the dinosaur can learn a thing or two about what it takes to be a little boy.
ISBN 9781743626009
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2015
McKenzie, Heath
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20900
Number one Aussie alphabet book, The
Trace and sound out the alphabet with some familiar, and not so familiar, Australian animals.
ISBN 9781742031477
Publisher Black Dog Books, 2010
McKenzie, Heath
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1254
Number one Aussie counting book, The
Count the gorgeous, baby Australian animals, from one all the way to twenty-one.
ISBN 9781742030098
Publisher Black Dog Books, 2008
McKenzie, Heath
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Alex and the watermelon boat
It's been raining and raining. The river has burst its banks and the dam is overflowing. Mum told Alex not to go outside. But, just then, Rabbit hopped out the open window.
ISBN 9781743310076
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2012
McKimmie, Chris
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10895
Good morning Mr Pancakes
It's holiday time for Bee. But, first, the chooks need their toenails painted, the dogs and cats need their bags packed and Gregor needs enough greens for a week. Then, Bee is off to the island.
ISBN 9781742377193
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2011
McKimmie, Chris
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Two peas in a pod
Marvin and Violet have been friends since they were babies. They are like two peas in a pod. But, then, Violet moves away. With a unique Australian flavour, this story of friendship is both tender and truthful.
ISBN 9781742373041
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2010
McKimmie, Chris
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13851
Truth about penguins, The
Penguins are joining the zoo. According to the zoo animals, penguins love pizza, warm weather and ponchos. This can't be true...
ISBN 9781921150487
Publisher Walker Books, 2010
McKinlay, Meg & Jackson, Mark (ill)
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58700
No bears
Ruby is in charge of this book and there will be no bears in it, not even one.
ISBN 9781921529924
Publisher Walker Books, 2011
McKinlay, Meg & Rudge, Leila (ill)
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Once upon a small rhinoceros
Once, there was a small rhinoceros who wanted to see the big world....
ISBN 9781925126709
Publisher Walker Books, 2017
McKinlay, Meg & Rudge, Leila (ill)
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I just ate my friend
I just ate my friend. He was a good friend, but now he's gone. What if I never find another friend again?
ISBN 9781760294342
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2017
McKinnon, Heidi
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Josh and the monster
Josh is a loveable cocker spaniel, always ready for adventure. He and his friend are on a quest to find the Monster of Mud, facing battles along the way like true knights. Josh must find where the monster is hiding and try to catch it.
ISBN 9781864484922
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2000
McLean, Andrew & Janet
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12153
Josh
Josh is a lovable, excited spaniel pup who wants to be companion, friend, helper and playmate from wake-up time in the morning to bath and bedtime in the evening.
ISBN 9781864483628
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 1997
McLean, Janet
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Kick it to me
This is an illustrated, historical account of Tom Wills who was the principal founder of Australian Rules Football. Tom was inspired by the game of Marn-grook, a game played by the people of the Djab Wurrung tribe of the Gariwerd Grampions in Victoria, near the town of Moyston, where Tom spent his boyhood in the early 1840s.
ISBN 9780980794861
Publisher One Day Hill Pty Ltd, 2012
McMullin, Neridah & Hudson, Peter (ill)
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Ponkidoodle
At night, Ponkidoodle keeps watch over the family home. He's very friendly and happy, and his antics are hilarious. Nocturnal by nature, Ponkidoodle likes to hang out on top of the roof, underneath the house, in the kitchen and, sometimes, even in the loo. But, despite his comical capers, what Ponkidoodle loves more than anything, is protecting children.
ISBN 9781921042881
Publisher Little Steps Publishing, 2010
McMullin, Neridah & Pocock, Aaron (ill)
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Goal
Preston Pig is on the loose with unequalled world class football skills. Mister Wolf doesn't stand a chance.
ISBN 9780007711161
Publisher Collins, 2002
McNaughton, Colin
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78232
Oops
Preston sets off to take a basket of food to his granny's, wearing a red coat and hood, and looking very much like Little Red Riding Hood. As ever, Mister Wolf is in hot pursuit but he can't think which story Preston's red coat and hood reminds him of so he can't remember what to do.
ISBN 9781842707128
Publisher Andersen Press Ltd, 2008
McNaughton, Colin
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S.W.A.L.K.
Preston Pig writes to his friend Max. He thinks nothing interesting ever happens in his life but perhaps it does and Preston just doesn't notice.
ISBN 9780007145676
Publisher Collins, 2003
McNaughton, Colin
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15377
When I grow up
What do you want to be when you grow up? A class of kids present a musical about growing up.
ISBN 9780744583724
Publisher Walker Books, 2005
McNaughton, Colin
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46812
Have you ever ever ever
Join the fun with Mother Goose as all your favourite nursery rhyme characters come to life in this rollicking, read-aloud, picture book.
ISBN 9781406322880
Publisher Walker Books, 2011
McNaughton, Colin & Clark, Emma Chichester (ill)
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Not last night but the night before
A little boy believes that all his nursery rhyme friends come knocking at the door, with remarkable results.
ISBN 9781406325560
Publisher Walker Books, 2010
McNaughton, Colin & Clark, Emma Chichester (ill)
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18949
Empty city, The
A little boy has extraordinary adventures, or does he just imagine them, when he is separated from his mother in the crockery section of the shops.
ISBN 9780734410122
Publisher Lothian Books, 2007
Megarrity, David & Oxlade, Jonathon
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Sock monster, The
The sock monster is on the prowl and you have to wonder if you are in danger. The sock monster may be cranky, warty, scaly or naughty, but he is sure to be scary.
ISBN 9780734409911
Publisher Lothian Books, 2007
Melenhorst, Glenn & O'Connor, Sharon
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49589
Good knight, sleep tight
The young prince has a new baby sister who won't stop crying. A brave and loyal knight embarks on a quest to find the fluffiest and softest pillow in the land.
ISBN 9780340860939
Publisher Hodder Children's Books (UK), 2006
Melling, David
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Kiss that missed, The
The King blows his son a kiss but it misses. The kiss bounces out into the forest and a hapless knight is sent to retrieve it. Now the knight must find the royal kiss and survive whatever else he may encounter on his quest.
ISBN 9780340797181
Publisher Hodder & Stoughton, 2004
Melling, David
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2852
Scallywags blow their top, The
The Scallywags are a band of unruly wolves who find it hard to behave properly. But after they storm out of the forest show, they meet their match in the shape of a little sheep. it's not long before they are begging to be accepted again by the other animals.
ISBN 9780340988152
Publisher Hodder Children's Books (UK), 2010
Melling, David
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5560
Cupcake
Vanilla Cupcake is feeling a bit plain next to his fancy brothers and sisters, until candle comes along and they come up with some ideas.
ISBN 9781423118978
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2010
Mericle Harper, Charise
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39425
3 wishes for Pugman
The day hasn't started well for Pugman. He's overslept, there's nothing for breakfast and the rain has made his newspaper soggy/ Can the day get any worse? The, out of nowhere, a magical and very cheerful fairy appears. She offers the grumpy Pugman three wishes. What will he wish for?
ISBN 9780980607093
Publisher Wilkins Farago Pty Ltd, 2011
Meschenmoser, Sebastian
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8840
Not so small after all
Lilly is the smallest in her class. She wishes she was taller so that her classmates wouldn't tease her. Then, something happens which helps Lilly realise that it doesn't matter how tall you are, it's how big you are inside that counts.
ISBN 9780864617095
Publisher Koala Books, 2008
Messina, Lilli
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11003
Freda the free-range chook
Freda is bored with life in the henhouse. She wants to see the world and have adventures. So, she sneaks away from her hen friends and power-walks to the creek. Freda soon finds that life outside the farmyard can be a challenge but, because she is such a gifted chook, such a thinking chook, she manages to get out of trouble. That is, until Freda gets stuck.
ISBN 9780143306870
Series Aussie nibbles (51 books)
Publisher Penguin Books Australia, 2012
Metzenthen, David & Axelsen, Stephen (ill)
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10181
Rainbirds, The
Gleeson looks up into the mountains and admires the rainbirds he sees there. He is told that they will fly down to the city when it becomes cold in their mountain home. He eagerly awaits their arrival.
ISBN 9780734408860
Publisher Lothian Books, 2006
Metzenthen, David & Rippin, Sally (ill)
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1573
Eleventh sheep, The
Sian counts sheep to fall asleep. A quaint story that looks simply but whimsically at selflessness and belonging.
ISBN 9781741691337
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2008
Mewburn, Kyle & Richards, Claire (ill)
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76676
Children: a first art book
A perfect introduction to great art. Each of the 18 paintings depicts childhood activities such as dancing, reading, singing, eating, washing and sleeping.
ISBN 9781845074999
Publisher Frances Lincoln, 2008
Micklethwait, Lucy
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15000
Dinosaur, The
A stegosaurus hatches and wonders through a prehistoric world. A young boy looks at fossils in a museum.
ISBN 9780746062371
Publisher Usborne Publishing Ltd, 2004
Milbourne, Anna & Field, Mandy
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15393
Rainy day, The
Happy kids play in rain showers and picnic on fine afternoons. Factual descriptions of weather.
ISBN 9780746052129
Publisher Usborne Publishing Ltd, 2005
Milbourne, Anna & Gill, Sarah (ill)
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75377
How big is a million
Pipkin, the little penguin, wants to know just how big a million is. He knows it's a big number so he sets out on a journey to find out. Assists early understanding of number and quantity.
ISBN 9780746077696
Publisher Usborne Publishing Ltd, 2007
Topics / K-2 Numeracy /
Milbourne, Anna & Riglietti, Serena (ill)
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844
Where do baby animals come from
Pipkin is a very small penguin who asks big questions. This time he wants to know where babies come from, but each animal keeps giving him different answers.
ISBN 9781409532927
Publisher Usborne Publishing Ltd, 2012
Milbourne, Anna & Riglietti, Serena (ill)
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13692
Under the sea
Have you ever wondered what's under the sea? Dive beneath the waves and discover bustling fish, a singing whale and twinkling creatures of the deep.
ISBN 9781409539087
Publisher Usborne Publishing Ltd, 2011
Milbourne, Anna and Shimmen, Cathy (ill)
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No way Yirrikipayi
Yirrikipayi, the crocodile, is hungry. He goes hunting, chasing animals in the sea and on the land. Meet the animals and learn their Tiwi Island names.
ISBN 9780992478070
Publisher Pan MacMillan, 1915
Milikapiti School, Melville Island & Lester, Alison
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47521
Kaito's cloth
Kaito visits the Lord of Flight and weeps when she finds that the beautiful summer butterflies have all died. To honour them and commemorate the magic of flight, Kaito weaves a special wing sewn with spider's silk.
ISBN 9781865048451
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2006
Millard, Glenda & Chapman, Gaye (ill)
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For all creatures
This is a tribute to all the creatures of the world, the great and the small, the winged and the walking, the singing and the silent.
ISBN 9781921529818
Publisher Walker Books Australia Pty Ltd, 2011
Millard, Glenda & Cool, Rebecca (ill)
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Applesauce and the Christmas miracle
Applesauce, the pig, learns the true meaning of Christmas coming from the heart. The Shepherd family from up the road and all the aunts bearing gifts arrive at the shed dwelling of Joe and Marigold, who have lost their home in a bushfire. This story parallels the biblical story of the first Christmas.
ISBN 9780733322495
Publisher ABC Books, 2008
Millard, Glenda & King, Stephen Michael (ill)
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Pea pod lullaby
I am the small green pea, you are the tender pod, hold me. Pea pod lullaby is an inspiring and timely story of courage, endurance and hope, for a world in which we can reach out and embrace one another.
ISBN 9781760290085
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2017
Millard, Glenda & King, Stephen Michael (ill)
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69142
Quincy and Oscar
Oscar and his dog, Quincy, move house and both are lonely without new friends. Oscar decides to take Quincy to school with him. Eventually, thanks to Quincy's outgoing nature, they break down the barriers and begin to make friends.
ISBN 9780733317255
Publisher ABC Books, 2006
Millard, Kerry
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780
Big and me
Big and Small are two machines working together on building projects. But, Big starts to malfunction by driving into the water, thinking he is a boat, and picking Small up because he thinks the other machines want to hurt Small. Small turns to the boss and mechanic, who find that Big's computer is getting mixed up. They help Big to get better and offer support to Small.
ISBN 9781876462697
Publisher Ford Street Publishing, 2008
Miller, David
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Just like you and me
A picture book highlighting the similarities between animal behaviour and the behaviour of children.
ISBN 9780733612459
Publisher Hodder Headline Australia Pty Ltd, 2000
Miller, David
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74667
Rufus the numbat
Rufus the numbat is just passing through but his quiet stroll through town causes all kinds of trouble for the people who live there. This very effective story encourages thinking about human impact on the environment.
ISBN 9781876462963
Publisher Ford Street Publishing, 2010
Miller, David
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61854
Be gentle
Bartholomew finds out that his new kitten doesn't enjoy his rough and tumble games quite as much as he does.
ISBN 9781406311877
Publisher Walker Books, 2008
Miller, Virginia
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24953
Eat your dinner
Bartholomew is less than pleased with his dinner. When he is told to eat up, he says the one word he knows, with emphatic insistence. But, when big George proceeds to polish off his own dinner which is then followed by something delicious, Ba has second thoughts.
ISBN 9781406311860
Publisher Walker Books, 2008
Miller, Virginia
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Moo and Moo and Little Calf too
It's the middle of the night, and the big super moon is high in the sky. All the cows are fast asleep, until...the earth begins to shake and quake! Uh-oh! This is the true story of the famous Kaikoura cows and their remarkable adventure.
ISBN 9781877505928
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2017
Millton, Jane & Hinde, Deborah (ill)
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Moo and Moo and you can guess who?
The famous Kaikoura earthquake cows are back! What have they been up to since they were rescued? Nine months on, Moo and Moo are about to embark on yet another remarkable adventure.
ISBN 9781760631611
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2017
Millton, Jane & Hinde, Deborah (ill)
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83244
There's a goat in my coat
Read aloud and act out the playful, lively rhymes in this collection.
ISBN 9781741758917
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2010
Milne, Rosemary & McLean, Andrew (ill)
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12776
Father bear comes home
Little Bear's father is finally returning home from a long fishing trip. Four short stories about Little Bear, his friends and family.
ISBN 9780064440233
Publisher HarperTrophy, 1987
Minarik, Else Holmelund & Sendak, Maurice (ill)
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12155
Get well soon Little Bear
Mother Bear says Little Bear has to stay in bed because he has a cold. Little Bear doesn't mind, at least, while his mother is out of the room.
ISBN 9780694017027
Publisher Golden Books Publishing, 2003
Minarik, Else Holmelund & Sendak, Maurice (ill)
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12156
Kiss for Little Bear, A
Grandmother sends a kiss back to Little Bear as a thank you for her drawing. The kiss is passed from animal to animal with hilarious results before it finally makes it way to Little Bear.
ISBN 9780064440509
Publisher HarperTrophy, 1984
Minarik, Else Holmelund & Sendak, Maurice (ill)
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12158
Little Bear
Mother and Little Bear speak to each other with gentle teasing. The book includes 'Birthday soup' in which Little Bear, fearing that his mother has forgotten his birthday, cooks for all his friends. Encourages independent reading.
ISBN 9780064440042
Publisher HarperTrophy, 2003
Minarik, Else Holmelund & Sendak, Maurice (ill)
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When I grow up
When I grow up... I will eat sweets every day on the way to work and I will go to bed late every night. And I will wake up, when the sun comes up and I will watch cartoons until my eyes go square.
ISBN 9781742764955
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2017
Minchin, Tim
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Louie the pirate chef
Louie would rather be a chef than a pirate. When Captain Blackheart and his crew are busy raiding another pirate ship, Louie can only think about herb-crumbed fish fillets and lemon jelly cheesecake. No one is very impressed with Louie, until they find themselves deserted on an island with plenty of treasure but no food.
ISBN 9781921504235
Publisher Working Title Press, 2011
Mitchell, Simon & Wood, Ben (ill)
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838
Somethingosaur, The
Long, long ago, where the dinosaurs roam, a cute little creature bursts out of an egg, but what on earth is it and where is its mum.
ISBN 9780007441266
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, UK, 2012
Mitton, Tony & Ayto, Russell (ill)
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Tremendous tractors
Rhyming text about the work of a tractor on a farm.
ISBN 9780753408322
Publisher Kingfisher, 2003
Mitton, Tony & Parker, Ant
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Bumpus jumpus dinosaurumpus
Story builds to a thumping, stomping crescendo as the many different dinosaurs dance and play together.
ISBN 9781841212944
Publisher Orchard Books, 2003
Mitton, Tony & Parker-Rees, Guy (ill)
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Down by the cool of the pool
Join sprightly frog and his energetic friends as they frolic down by the cool of the pool.
ISBN 9781841210988
Publisher Orchard Books, 2001
Mitton, Tony & Parker-Rees, Guy (ill)
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Perky little penguins
Follow the delightful little penguins as they slide and jump and waddle around in their world of ice and snow.
ISBN 9781846163388
Publisher Orchard Books, 2007
Mitton, Tony & Parker-Rees, Guy (ill)
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Spookyrumpus
Count all the spooky characters as they make their way to a party.
ISBN 9781843624226
Publisher Orchard Books, 2004
Topics / K-2 Numeracy /
Mitton, Tony & Parker-Rees, Guy (ill)
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Mother fox and her cubs, The
At the edge of the forest, Mother Fox gazes fondly at her young frolicking in the snow. But, the cubs venture a bit too far and, all of a sudden, they vanish. Mother Fox sets off in search of them but there are so many trees and the snow is very deep. Finding them is going to be tricky. Maybe, you can help.
ISBN 9780500650899
Publisher Thames and Hudson (Australia) Pty Ltd, 2016
Momenceau, Amandine
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Building boy, The
The boy's work was done. He looked into the eyes he'd built and said, "Grandma, wake up." All at once the stars leapt closer. Grandma grabbed the boy, raising him high above the roof tiles on her head. She was alive.
ISBN 9780571314096
Publisher Faber & Faber, 2016
Montgomery, Ross & Litchfield, David (ill)
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Max and the doglins
When Max the dog steals an egg from his best friend Beryl it leads to a midnight visit from the mysterious Doglins. How can he makes things right?
ISBN 9781846430435
Publisher Child's Play International Ltd, 2007
Montgomery-Highan, Amanda
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24439
House in the woods, A
When two Little Pigs leave their home-made huts one morning, two very large friends, Moose and Bear, move in. It's very nice to have your friends stay but not when they cause your homes to collapse. The animals decide to solve the problem by building a big enough house in the woods where all four of them can live together.
ISBN 9781406324327
Publisher Walker Books, 2011
Moore, Inga
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4017
Six dinner Sid
Sid has six owners, lives in six houses and has six dinners a day. Each owner doesn't know about the others and life for Sid is just about perfect.
ISBN 9780750002974
Publisher Simon & Schuster, 1990
Moore, Inga
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7461
When a dragon moves in
On a beautiful day at the beach, a little boy builds the perfect sandcastle and, immediately, a dragon moves in. The boy and the dragon roam the beach, roast marshmallows, fly kites, float in the water and defend the sandcastle against bullies. But, no-one in his family believes that the dragon exists and that's when the mischief begins.
ISBN 9780979974670
Publisher Flashlight Press, 2011
Moore, Jodi & McWilliam, Howard (ill)
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17039
Malu kangaroo
Malu kangaroo came to the seaside, made the first surfboard for the children and taught them how to ride it. It is his gift to all children who love the sea in this modern Dreamtime style story.
ISBN 9781921272028
Publisher Little Hare Books, 2007
Morecroft, Judith & Bancroft, Bronwyn
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112883
Adventures of Edgar Remington the third, The
Edgar Remington the Third has always wanted to sail to the other side of the world. He is now hopelessly lost because, in his eagerness to leave, he forgot his map and his compass.
ISBN 9781876288631
Publisher Working Title Press, 2005
Moreton, John & Denton, Terry (ill)
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47175
Cat Balloon
Everyone tells Cat Balloon he'll never fly to the moon. But where there's a will there's a way. This enchanting picture book is about a cat who dared to dream.
ISBN 9781921361654
Publisher Fremantle Press, 2009
Morgan, Palo
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9445
Where is Galah
Dingo is on the prowl. He can see Emu, Swan and Turtle. He can hear Crocodile, Frog and Kookaburra. But, he can't find Galah.
ISBN 9781921894466
Publisher Little Hare Books, 2015
Morgan, Sally
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2446
Just a little brown dog
Puppy finds a home with a young boy who has lost his mother. About a pup's playful antics as he responds to a new situation and yearns for love and acceptance.
ISBN 9781863681735
Publisher Fremantle Press, 2005
Morgan, Sally & Bancroft, Bronwyn (ill)
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Don't wake the dingo
Dingo's cave is warm and cosy and dry. Can Mudlark, Numbat, Possum and Wombat escape the storm without waking the dingo?
ISBN 9781742991412
Publisher Omnibus Books, 2017
Morgan, Sally & Boese, Sarah (ill)
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9236
Dingo in the dark
Dingo is afraid of the dark. He can't sleep if Sun is not there to watch over him. So, he's too tired to pay with his friends during the day and is feeling lonely. Dingo must find a way to feel safe when night falls.
ISBN 9781742990972
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2016
Morgan, Sally & Erzinger, Tania (ill)
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952
I love me
I love the way my heart knows best. I am me. A lively celebration of being and loving yourself.
ISBN 9781925163490
Publisher Fremantle Press, 2016
Morgan, Sally & Kwaymullina, Ambelin (ill)
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16861

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Perfect thing, The
No problem is too big for Lily's grandpa. He knows how to solve all of them. He always knows the perfect thing.
ISBN 9781742991122
Publisher Omnibus Books, 2017
Morgan, Sally & Kwaymullina, Ambelin (ill)
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1979
Helping little star
Little Star has fallen off the edge of the night sky. He wants to return home to the Moon and hopes that Python, Dingo or Kangaroo can help him.
ISBN 9781921977770
Publisher Walker Books, 2013
Morgan, Sally & Kwaymullina, Blaze (ill)
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19198
Sam's bush journey
Sam is a city boy who doesn't much care about the wonders of the bush. The shrubs are scratchy and the mosquitoes bite. Sam thinks he wouldn't care if the bush disappeared.
ISBN 9781921541049
Publisher Little Hare Books, 2009
Morgan, Sally & Kwaymullina, Ezekiel & Bancroft, Bronwyn (ill)
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4818
Magpie learns a lesson
Magpie is cross because she can't fly like her friend, Brown Falcon. She thinks of mean tricks that will make Brown Falcon look silly. But, Magpie goes too far and finds out just how much friends need each other.
ISBN 9781742990590
Publisher Omnibus Books, 2015
Morgan, Sally & Kwaymullina, Ezekiel & Erzinger, Tania (ill)
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5024

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Hello to you, moon
Not all creatures are night animals, but all creatures respond to the moon.
ISBN 9789781760129
Publisher Little Hare Books, 2017
Morgan, Sally & Sonny & Biddy (ill)
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4559
Kangaroos hop
If you are very quiet, you'll see the kangaroos hop, the birds fly and the echidnas shuffle across the land and down to the water's edge, where a crocodile lies sleeping. Be very quiet now.
ISBN 9781742379159
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2012
Moriarty, Ros & Balarinji (ill)
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4763
Ten scared fish
A counting book. Follow the river to the sea and meet and count the animals. Find out what ten little fish meet.
ISBN 9781742379128
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2012
Moriarty, Ros & Balarinji (ill)
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6721
Splosh for the billabong
Splosh for the billabong at the shady bend of river. Brush for the flowers that burst in summer heat. A glorious celebration of country, animals and painting. Includes words translated into the Yanyuwa language, which is spoken by Aboriginal families in Borroloola, Northern Territory.
ISBN 9781760112127
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2015
Moriarty, Ros & Balarinji (ill) & Bradley, John (trans)
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7850
Summer rain
First, the land wakes in morning light. Turtles crawl and lizards creep. But, then, rain splatters on dusty ground and everything comes alive. A joyous serenade of northern Australian animals and landscapes in the rainy season. Words are translated into the Yanyuwa language, which is spoken by Aboriginal families in Borroloola, Northern Territory.
ISBN 9781760112110
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2015
Moriarty, Ros & Balarinji (ill) & Bradley, John (trans)
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12303
Big Nuisance
Life in Sleepy Village is very slow and nothing's changed for a long, long time, until the meddlesome giant Big Nuisance comes to stay and starts a whole lot of trouble.
ISBN 9781740518765
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2003
Morimoto, Junko
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You're different, Jemima
Jemima likes to sing loud, dance her own moves and use her imagination, but her teacher and the other kids think she is too 'different'. When Mrs Chuckles takes over teaching the class, Jemima discovers that being different is wonderful.
ISBN 9780994501028
Publisher Empowering Resources, 2015
Morley, Jedidah & Erasmus, Karen (ill)
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2794
Something about a bear
Find out about eight bears in the wild, what they like to eat, their habitats and daily activities. Includes conservation information about bears.
ISBN 9781847805164
Publisher Frances Lincoln, 2014
Topics / Endangered species /
Morris, Jackie
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Kookaburra school
Kookaburra fledglings learn skills from a Wise Old Bird and discover how to share their territory with other animals and people.
ISBN 9780947304645
Publisher Great Glider Productions, 2002
Morris, Jill & Gall, Heather (ill)
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1986
Captain Sneer the buccaneer
Ahoy there, me hearties, meet Captain Sneer, he's a most boastful buccaneer. Captain Sneer and his hardy crew of buccaneers are in for adventure and a big surprise in this rollicking, rhyming treasure hunt.
ISBN 9781922179609
Publisher Walker Books, 2016
Morrison, Penny & Evans, Gabriel (ill)
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15161
So shy
Jake is shy, so shy that he has no friends. His only playmate is his shadow. They do everything together, race along the beach, clamber over rocks and climb trees. But, shadows can't talk and Jake longs to laugh and joke with a real friend.
ISBN 9780735819672
Publisher North South Books, 2005
Morrison, Vicki & Hilb, Nora (ill)
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Surfer boy Bo
Bo discovers a magical place beneath the waves. During his adventures, he sees wonderfully strange creatures and their beautiful homes. He also learns that parts of our underwater world are disappearing and it is up to all of us to look after our oceans.
ISBN 9781922134417
Publisher Harbour Publishing House, 2016
Morrissey, Di "Gigi" & Sydenham, Julie (ill)
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Sonoma meets Miss Mouse
A sob in the night awakes a little girl called Sonoma. She discovers a magical little mouse who is scared of the dark and hungry. Sonoma decides she must help the poor mouse.
ISBN 9781922134400
Publisher Harbour Publishing House, 2015
Morrissey, Di & Sydenham, Julie (ill)
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60646
Matty in a mess
Matty is a very orderly, tidy bear who lives with his not so orderly, untidy sister. One day, when a strong wind turns everything upside down, Matty finds himself in a bit of a mess.
ISBN 9781842708125
Publisher Andersen Press Ltd, 2009
Moss, Miriam & Simmons, Jane (ill)
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8551
Big ball of string, The
A small boy wants to play soccer. He doesn't have a ball so he uses a big ball of string. He has a wonderful time kicking it around the park and along the street but by the time he gets home, his ball has disappeared.
ISBN 9781741146158
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2004
Mueller, Ross & Smith, Craig (ill)
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88086
Boy who built the boat, The
Henry, his sister and teddy set out to build a boat from scratch. Rhythmic text celebrates the simple joy of making things.
ISBN 9781741755886
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2006
Mueller, Ross & Smith, Craig (ill)
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17174
Mulga's magical musical creatures
While he's sleeping, a musician dreams of banjo-playing owls, jazz-fluting kangaroos, trumpeting elephants and whistling toucans. When he wakes up, he's inspired to write a song.
ISBN 9780734416704
Publisher Hachette Children's Books, 2016
Mulga
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3182

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Rabbit-hole golf course, The
In the big old ute, on the long red road, in the desert of my home, we all set off for the rabbit-hole golf course. It's the best place around here to find rabbits. We sit by the holes, we dig, we wait...Where are all the rabbits?
ISBN 9781925266290
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2017
Mulvey, Ella & Briggs, Karen (ill)
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12167
On the way home
Claire sets off on her way home to show her mum her bad knee. On the way, she tells her story to lots of friends.
ISBN 9780333375723
Publisher MacMillan, 2000
Murphy, Jill
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12168
Peace at last
Mr Bear spends the night searching for enough peace and quiet to get a little sleep.
ISBN 9780803767577
Publisher Dial Books (Penguin), 1984
Murphy, Jill
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12217
Whatever next
Baby bear travels to the moon and back while his mother gets his bath ready. On the way he meets an owl and they have a picnic on the moon.
ISBN 9780333636213
Publisher MacMillan, 1995
Murphy, Jill
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88674
Bus to the zoo, The
There's a funny, blue bus going to the zoo today. The passengers are all special animals and the bus is filling up very quickly.
ISBN 9781862917286
Publisher Omnibus Books, 2009
Murphy, Mary & Lee, Joh (ill)
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20128
Fly-in fly-out Dad
Australia is a vast land and some workers must travel thousands of miles to do their job. These people have become known as the fly in, fly out workers, with most staying on-site for weeks at a time, then flying back to their families and loved ones to spend quality time at home.
ISBN 9781743467299
Publisher The Five Mile Press Pty Ltd, 2015
Murphy, Sally & Dawson, Janine (ill)
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6937
Snowy's Christmas
Snowy is a little, white kangaroo that recognises he is not the same as the other red kangaroos. When his mother explains he is special, he is not sure that he understands. With his mother's encouragement, he goes off to have a very special adventure on Christmas Eve, helping to pull Santa's sleigh across Australia.
ISBN 9781741664409
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2009
Murphy, Sally & Murphy, David (ill)
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28985
Mannie and the long brave day
Mannie is going on an adventure. She's taking her favourite elephant, Lilliput, and her doll, Strawberry Luca. And, she hasn't forgotten her special box of secret things, just in case the adventure gets adventurous.
ISBN 9781741758863
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2010
Murray, Martine & Rippin, Sally (ill)
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3922
Dewey: there's a cat in the library
One cold night in Iowa, a small kitten is dropped into a book-return chute at the public library. He is named Dewey Readmore Books and becomes the library mascot, attracting many visitors to the library. As Dewey realises his privileged position, he makes an effort to be the best library cat ever.
ISBN 9781847389138
Publisher Simon & Schuster, 2010
Myron, Vicki & Witter, Bret & James, S (ill)
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