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How to make friends: A bear's guide
How do you make real friends? Bear is trying to answer that question. Lamb and koala are helping him find the answer. Could it be jogging or baking treats or following them everywhere? What is the answer going to be?
ISBN 9780645069600
Publisher Berbay Publishing, 2021
Rabbit, Cat
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Crunch the guinea pig loves his food, so it is just as well there's plenty of it, especially when a hungry little mouse wants a share. After Crunch refuses to share and hug the mouse, the mouse disappears. Crunch feels bad and starts to worry about the mouse. He sets off to find him but the mouse cannot be found.
ISBN 9781846437328
Publisher Child's Play International Ltd, 2015
Rabei, Carolina
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Dreaming of Australia A to Z
Starting with A and going all the way to Z read about some of the amazing things to find in Australia.
ISBN 9781922081780
Publisher Windy Hollow Books, 2019
Racklyeft, Jess
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There's only one dad like you
There's only one dad like you, Dad. My hero, friend and guide. You teach me about this great big world and how to enjoy the ride. Wise dads, caring dads, daring dads, creative dads - each dad brings their own sense of fun.
ISBN 9781925870534
Publisher Affirm Press, 2018
Racklyeft, Jess
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There's only one Grandma like you
Grandma, granny, nana, yiayia, oma - whatever you call yours, everyone's grandma is precious. Maybe she gives you big hugs. Maybe she lives a really long way away. Wherever she is and however you love her, your grandma is special because she is yours.
ISBN 9781922400680
Publisher Affirm Press, 2021
Racklyeft, Jess
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There's only one mum like you
I love your quiet stories, songs sung loud in the rain. No one can hug like you, Mum or makes me feel the same. Brave mums, playful mums, cuddly mums, quiet mums - every mum is special in her own way.
ISBN 9781925712902
Publisher Affirm Press, 2018
Racklyeft, Jess
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Niko draws a feeling
Niko loves drawing his world, the energetic ring-a-ling of the ice cream truck, the bright and warm of sun on his face. But no one appreciates his abstract art. Finally, a new neighbour sees the world in the same way as Niko, leading the young artist to create a new illustration that reflects the act of making a new friend.
ISBN 9781467798433
Publisher Carolrhoda Books, 2017
Raczka, Bob & Shin, Simone (ill)
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Tuart dwellers
Magical descriptions of a day in a tuart forest and the mini worlds that exist around these magnificent trees. The book reveals what happens to the insects, lizards, birdlife and animals from dawn to nightfall and during a storm, in the undisturbed bushland.
ISBN 9781876615307
Publisher Department of Environment and Conservation, WA, 2008
Ramage, Jan & Hickman, Ellen (ill)
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I am so strong
Wolf is very vain but not really confident as he demands and bullies all the other animals into telling him how strong he is. Then, he meets what he considers is only a little toad-like creature. The little creature is sure someone else is stronger.
ISBN 9780958272056
Publisher Gecko Press, 2007
Ramos, Mario
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Rabbit's hop
Jack Rabbit loved Rabbit Island. He loved his friends and family and all the little rabbits. He loved being the best at hopping and chomping and (nearly the best) at zigzagging. But Jack Rabbit was restless. So when his cousin Roo invites him to Big Island, he's very excited - and a little bit scared. Can he overcome all the challenges and get to Big Island and become the best Rabbit he can be?
ISBN 9781760524449
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2019
Rance, Alex & McG, Shane (ill)
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Tiger's roar
Tiger was the champion of all the jungle. He was strong and bold and proud, and he sat at the top of the very tallest tree. But one day, Tiger fell all the way down to the mud at the bottom of the tree, and bumped his head on a a rock. What will it take for Tiger to be able to climb back to the top of the tree?
ISBN 9781760523916
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2018
Rance, Alex & McG, Shane (ill)
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My turn
Pammy and Wyatt are best friends. They always have lots of fun playing together. But today... when they put on a parade, Pammy rides in the float and Wyatt pulls it. When they on the swing, Pammy flies high while Wyatt pushes her. And when they play school, Pammy's the teacher. Wyatt has to raise his hand. Wyatt wants to know, when will it be his turn to do all the fun things.
ISBN 9781599901749
Publisher Bloomsbury, 2016
Rankin, Laura
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It's time for Pablo to bust out of his shell. He's ready, but he's not going to rush things.
ISBN 9781776573240
Publisher Gecko Press, 2021
Rascal & Shugaar, Antony (trans)
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Ball for Daisy, A
If you've ever had one of your favourite toys broken, then you will be able to relate to Daisy's anguish when her favourite ball is destroyed by a bigger dog. Wordless picture book.
ISBN 9780375858611
Publisher Random House Children's Books, 2011
Raschka, Chris
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Beautiful colours
This book is best the first time you read it. Enjoy the insight of a child in a colourful family. Beautiful, funny and inspiring, with vibrant illustrations.
ISBN 9781863340885
Publisher Black Ink Press, 2010
Raveneau, Tina & Neilson-Kelly, Julie
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Big and little
Shipley and Gwendoline are friends. They are given beautiful presents for their birthdays but one is too big and one is too small. In the end, they are able to work it all out in a not surprising way as they exchange gifts.
ISBN 9781741661170
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2006
Rawlins, Donna
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These little feet
These little feet, so tiny and new. The places they'll go, the dances they'll do. The mountains they'll climb, the dreams they'll pursue. These little feet, so tiny and new. A joyous celebration of love, hope and dreams for the future.
ISBN 9781761069017
Publisher Albert Street Books, 2023
Rawsthorne, Hayley & Stewart, Briony
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Count with Bowerbird Bill
Bowerbird Bill loves to build. He also loves to find treasures for his bower. Count with Bill and share his journey as he looks for treasure. Bill's friend Belle is sure to be impressed by his bower.
ISBN 9781921833410
Publisher Museum Victoria, 2016
Raymond, Melanie & Pritchard, Jo (ill)
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Abigail loves to count. She begins to count the spots on the ladybird but it climbs under a leaf. She begins to count the stripes on the zebra but it moves away. And the cheetah is just too fast. So, Abigail begins to count the flowers in the vast plains of Africa but has to stop when the darkness comes. But, there are other things that can be counted in the night time.
ISBN 9781848956469
Publisher Tiger Tales, 2015
Topics / K-2 Numeracy /
Rayner, Catherine
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Harris finds his feet
Harris is a very small hare with very big feet and he wants to know why. Grandad shows Harris how his big feet enable him to hop high into the sky, to climb to the tops of the mountains and to run very fast. Harris not only learns about the world around him but also the importance of finding his own feet.
ISBN 9780864617811
Publisher Koala Books, 2008
Rayner, Catherine
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Norris, the bear who shared
Norris just loves plorringes. When he spots one ripening in the afternoon sun, Norris sits back and waits patiently for the fruit to drop from the tree into his paws. But, Norris isn't the only one who adores plorringes. Pesky Tulip and Violet also love them and they can't wait for the one in the tree to ripen. It will be interesting to see who can get their paws on the delicious fruit first.
ISBN 9781846163081
Publisher Orchard Books, 2010
Rayner, Catherine
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Smelly Louie
Louie, the dog, has just had a bath and he is not happy about it. He smells all wrong. Determined to get his Special Smell back, Louie goes on a hunt for it and meets lots of smelly things along the way. Louie wants his smell back and, more importantly, to keep it.
ISBN 9780230742505
Publisher Pan Macmillan London, 2014
Rayner, Catherine
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Solomon crocodile
Here comes trouble. Poor Solomon the crocodile is looking for some fun but no-one wants to play. The dragonflies tell him to buzz off, the storks get in a flap and the less said about the hippo, the better. But, then, somebody else starts causing trouble and, for once, it's not Solomon.
ISBN 9780230529229
Publisher MacMillan, 2011
Rayner, Catherine
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George saves the world by lunchtime
With Grandpa's help, George helps to save the world by lunchtime. Full of practical hints that you can do at home that will have a positive global effect and make you feel good too.
ISBN 9781903919507
Publisher Eden Project Books, 2006
Readman, Jo & Roberts Ley Honor
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What does your daddy do
In class, the children are trying to determine whose father is the most important. The answer may surprise you.
ISBN 9780734411129
Publisher Lothian Books, 2009
Reece, Gordon & Cencic, Vilma (ill)
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Bedtime sorted!
Mum has dinner plans so Dad has to put the kids to bed. No problem!
ISBN 9781922419064
Publisher Affirm Press, 2021
Rees, Jimmy & Stewart, Briony (ill)
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Littlest dinosaur and the naughty rock, The
The littlest dinosaur is in a bad mood. He sulks, shouts and throws his food on the ground. When he's sent to the naughty rock, he gets a bit of a surprise and some very helpful advice on how to handle his sulkiness.
ISBN 9781408802663
Publisher Bloomsbury, 2010
Reid, Camilla & Foreman Michael (ill)
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One elephant went out to play
I wonder how many elephants a spider web can hold. It's certainly not built for bouncing. Count along as each page is turned and another elephant is added.
ISBN 9781846431074
Series Classic books with holes series (21 books)
Publisher Child's Play International Ltd, 2007
Topics / K-2 Numeracy /
Rescek, Sanja (ill)
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Ava's spectacular spectacles
Ava hates wearing her new glasses. But what if Little Red Riding Hood had just put on a pair of glasses? Or Little Bo-Peep? Or poor old Humpty Dumpty? Maybe Ava will see how spectacular her spectacles are after all.
ISBN 9781925059984
Publisher New Frontier Publishing, 2017
Rex, Alice & Perrini, Angela (ill)
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Rose's garden
After travelling the world in her fantastic teapot, Rose is ready to put down roots. She sets about planting flowers in a neglected corner of a bustling city, where the earth is dusty. And, then, she waits and waits, through rain, cold and snow, never doubting that her garden will bloom one day.
ISBN 9781406330762
Publisher Walker Books, 2011
Reynolds, Peter H
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Curious George's first day of school
It's George's first day at school and he's been invited to be a special helper.
ISBN 9781406313918
Publisher Walker Books, 2008
Reys, Margret & Reys, H A
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Learning ladders: Our planet's pieces
Presented by World Book Encyclopaedia, this beloved set features beautiful artwork and photographs to capture the interest and imagination of very young children. Learning Ladders includes curriculum-based books centred on early childhood nonfiction topics. They offer a delightful look at children's favourite topics -- each book is filled with the perfect mix of fun, facts, and fiction.
ISBN 9780716679516
Series Learning Ladders series (30 books)
Publisher World Book, 2018
Topics / K-2 Non-fiction /
Richardson, S
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Wendel's workshop
Wendell, an inventor, builds a robot called Clunk who is a total disaster because he is so untidy. He is thrown down the rubbish shoot onto the scrap heap. Wendell invents a replacement robot called Wendelbot who is obsessed with tidiness and Wendell realises he is in danger of being thrown into the rubbish as well.
ISBN 9780230017801
Publisher MacMillan, 2007
Riddell, Chris
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Here comes stinkbug
Stinkbug can really stink. But when it starts bugging his friends, Stinkbug wonders if it's time to stop doing what stink bugs do best.
ISBN 9781760523527
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2018
Riddle, Tohby
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My uncle's donkey
My uncle's donkey is allowed in the house. And in the house, the donkey gets up to all sorts of mischief. He is so much more than just an ordinary pet.
ISBN 9780670040339
Publisher Viking Children's, 2010
Riddle, Tohby
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Wolf and the seven kids, The
A wolf in disguise captures six little kids.
ISBN 9781846436567
Series Flip-up fairy tales series (28 books)
Publisher Child's Play International Ltd, 2014
Rimmington, Natasha
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School of monsters: Deb and Dot and the mix-up plot
Some kids play well and some do not... Some look the same, like Deb and Dot! Deb and Dot are twins and complete opposites. Deb is friendly and everyone likes her - but Dot doesn't quite know how to play nicely with the other monsters! Can Teacher Ted help the twins out with a plan?
ISBN 9781760507343
Series School of monsters series (12 books)
Publisher Hardie Grant Egmont, 2021
Rippin, Sally & Kennett, Chris
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School of monsters: Hairy Sam loves bread and jam
Sam makes a mess when he eats jam. Can he fix it? Yes, he can! Hairy Sam just can't help himself. He LOVES bread and jam! But what happens when he gets sticky jam all over the school and the other monsters? He'll have to figure out a way to save the day...
ISBN 9781760507336
Series School of monsters series (12 books)
Publisher Hardie Grant Egmont, 2021
Rippin, Sally & Kennett, Chris
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School of monsters: Jamie Lee's birthday treat
Welcome to the School of Monsters: the funniest, silliest and most accessible series for first readers! Start by reading only the last word on every line and work your way up to reading the whole story. With tumbling rhymes and an infectious sense of humour, the weird and wonderful students at the School of Monsters are guaranteed to spark a love of reading!
ISBN 9781760507367
Series School of monsters series (12 books)
Publisher Hardie Grant Egmont, 2021
Rippin, Sally & Kennett, Chris
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School of monsters: Pete's big feet
Ever since Pete tripped over his long legs and enormous feet, he refuses to run races with the other monsters. But what happens when Jamie Lee gets stuck in the mud down the well? It will take a special someone to help rescue her!
ISBN 9781760507350
Series School of monsters series (12 books)
Publisher Hardie Grant Egmont, 2021
Rippin, Sally & Kennett, Chris
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School of monsters: Bruno won't dance
"Why won't Bruno dance?" says Pat. 'There must be a fix for that!' Bruno is a talented dancer, but he's too shy to bust a move in front of his classmates - until a special guest visits the school!
ISBN 9781761210044
Series School of monsters series (12 books)
Publisher Hardie Grant Egmont, 2022
Rippin, Sally & Kennett, Chris (ill)
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School of Monsters: Bug's First Day
When Bug starts school he cannot read, but the teacher has the help he needs. Bug is so nervous on his first day at the School of Monsters but, with the help of his teacher, soon discovers that school is full of learning, friends and fun.
ISBN 9781761210020
Series School of monsters series (12 books)
Publisher Hardie Grant Egmont, 2022
Rippin, Sally & Kennett, Chris (ill)
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School of Monsters: Frank is a Big Help
Frank always feels like he's in the way. How will he ever be able to help out at school? Welcome to the School of Monsters : the funniest, silliest and most accessible series for first readers, by Australian Children's Laureate Sally Rippin!
ISBN 9781760507404
Series School of monsters series (12 books)
Publisher Hardie Grant Egmont, 2022
Rippin, Sally & Kennett, Chris (ill)
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School of monsters: Luna Boo has feelings too
Luna's a ghost, so her classmates can't see how she feels when they accidentally leave her out of their games. Will showing her true colours help her - or scare them away for good? Welcome to the School of Monsters: the funniest, silliest and most accessible series for first readers! Start by reading only the last word on every line and work your way up to reading the whole story. With tumbling rhymes and an infectious sense of humour, the weird and wonderful students at the School of Monsters are guaranteed to spark a love of reading!
ISBN 9781760507398
Series School of monsters series (12 books)
Publisher Hardie Grant Egmont, 2021
Rippin, Sally & Kennett, Chris (ill)
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I'm ready for Easter
Hot cross buns. Easter egg hunts. Decorating Easter hats. Just some of the fun traditions explored in this book about the lead-up to Easter in Australia. Simple text paired with gorgeous watercolour illustrations that celebrate the fun activities associated with Easter.
ISBN 9781760891596
Publisher Puffin Australia, 2020
Robaard, Jedda
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I'm ready for the new baby
This board book explores the anticipation and feelings that come with welcoming a new sibling into the family.
ISBN 9781760891626
Publisher Puffin Australia, 2020
Robaard, Jedda
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Silly Lily and the first day of kindergarten
Lily is smart and adventurous and is not scared of anything! But Lily does not always understand new situations. Which means Lily is often in trouble. Today is her first day of kindergarten, and there is so much for Lily to discover! But a classroom and playground can be a bit confusing. And in her excitement, Lily forgets to pay attention to the rules! Luckily Lily is clever, too. She may sometimes be a bit naughty but in the end, she always does the right thing!
ISBN 9781760405601
Publisher Bonnier Publishing Australia, 2017
Robaard, Jedda
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Monsieur Chat
Josephine and Pierre live on different floors in the same old building, but have never met. Each spends their days alone, until a very determined little cat arrives, with a plan of his own.
ISBN 9781760405007
Publisher The Five Mile Press Pty Ltd, 2017
Robaard, Jedda
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Me and my sister
My sister and I love to spend our days together, eating meals, going to school and playing. But life with an autistic sibling is not always easy.
ISBN 9781760524456
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2019
Robbins, Rose
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Perfect present, The
Henry has the perfect pet, a duck called Spot, who thinks he's found the perfect present for Henry's birthday. But, when the big day comes, Henry's grandparents arrive with a perfect present of their own, a strange and wobbling box. This could change things between Spot and Henry forever.
ISBN 9780670074761
Publisher Penguin Books Australia, 2011
Roberton, Fiona
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Tale of two beasts, A
A little girl rescues a strange beast in the woods and carries him safely home. But, the beast is not happy and escapes.
ISBN 9781444916720
Publisher Hodder Children's Books (UK), 2015
Roberton, Fiona
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Day at the beach, A
Join William and Rose as they enjoy a fun-filled day at the beach helping their new friends to work together as a team. With cheerful and entertaining rhymes, A Day at the Beach is a wonderful read for all ages.
ISBN 9781952570872
Publisher Adelaide Books, 2020
Roberts, Cassie & Richards, John (ill)
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Day at the zoo, A
A Day at the Zoo is a vivid whimsical story about William and Rose and their visit to the zoo. The children visit many different animals are invited to join in the fun. This story is written in playful rhymes and has the strong message of never giving up and always being brave.
ISBN 9781950437993
Publisher Adelaide Books, 2020
Roberts, Cassie & Richards, Judy (ill)
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Egg, The
A friendly dragon appears from a very large egg hatched by George's mother's favourite chicken. The dragon thinks George is its mother and George takes on the role of teaching the infant suitable 'dragonly' ways. Eventually the dragon is lonely and needs to be with its own kind.
ISBN 9781845077990
Publisher Frances Lincoln, 2007
Robertson, M P
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Great dragon rescue, The
George needs to think of a clever scheme to rescue the baby dragon and reunite it with its dad.
ISBN 9781845073794
Publisher Frances Lincoln, 2007
Robertson, M P
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Sandcastle, The
Jack loves building sandcastles but no matter how strongly he builds them, the sea always sweeps them away. Then, one night, a seagull outside his window wakes him up and calls him down to the beach. There, Jack finds the sandcastle he built the day before but it's now very different.
ISBN 9781845078003
Publisher Koala Books, 2001
Robertson, M P
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Seven ways to catch the moon
Equipped with a butterfly net, a little girl tries to catch the moon by hitching with a witch, riding on a dragon's back, floating in a hot air balloon until, finally, the moon is discovered.
ISBN 9781845079031
Publisher Frances Lincoln, 2008
Robertson, M P
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Ten little yoga frogs
Yoga frogs love to have fun trying all the different yoga poses from the Tree pose to the Up-the-Wall pose! Can you count the different yoga frogs and try each yoga pose as you read along?
ISBN 9781922326126
Publisher New Frontier Publishing, 2021
Robinson, Hilary & Stanley, Mandy (ill)
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Monster machine, The
When a boy and his dad build an amazing monster-making machine, all sorts of monsters come tumbling out. They discover that other monsters live far away so once again it is time to make an amazing machine. One to take them to the land of monsters.
ISBN 9781843652007
Publisher Pavilion, 2012
Robinson, Nicola L.
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Muddle & Mo
Muddle is a loveable, slightly confused yet enthusiastic little duckling who asks lots and lots of questions. Mo is a long-suffering, not very adventurous white goat who has lots of patience. They are best friends but Muddle is rather confused about what type of animals they are. Fortunately, during the course of their walk together, Mo helps Muddle get his identity sorted out.
ISBN 9780994100757
Publisher Starfish Bay Publishers, 2015
Robinson, Nikki Slade
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Jellybean goes to school
Jellybean is longing to learn about the world and make friends. So, she is very excited when it's time to start school. At first, Jellybean is nervous but her new teacher brings magic into the classroom. And Jellybean's imagination brings her new surroundings to life in many wild and wonderful ways.
ISBN 9781848530751
Publisher Tamarind Books, 2013
Roc, Margaret & Hughes, Laura (ill)
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Squeak street
Meet the ten mice who live in Squeak Street.
ISBN 9781876288341
Publisher Working Title Press, 2002
Rodda, Emily
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Bob the builder & the elves
Bob, the burly builder, has a problem. He is embarrassed when all his mates know that a horde of elves have come to invade his house and clean it up. Miss Lily helps him solve his problem.
ISBN 9780733314841
Publisher ABC Books, 2006
Rodda, Emily & Smith, Craig (ill)
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Fishing trip, The
A wordless seafaring adventure about a chicken who would do anything for her family. Chicken, Fox and their soon-to-hatch egg are a happy family but there is nothing to eat. Chicken leaves the island to catch some food but the ocean is a dangerous place.
ISBN 9781877579240
Publisher Gecko Press, 2012
Rodriguez, Beatrice
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Chicken thief, The
The fox steals the chicken and is pursued by the bear and the rabbit. Eventually, when the pursuers find the fox and the chicken, it's not quite what they expected.
ISBN 9781877467318
Publisher Gecko Press, 2009
Rodriguez, Beatrice
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Marty's nut-free party
Marty loved to party. At every party, Marty was the first to arrive and the last to leave. That was before Marty found out that peanuts make him sick. Really sick. Parties aren't so much fun for Marty now that he keeps ending up in hospital. How can Marty and his friends make their parties safe and fun for everybody?
ISBN 9781921633362
Publisher Wombat Books, 2012
Roe, Katrina
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Emily eases her wheezes
Emily feels frustrated when asthma stops her playing with friends. She wants to whiz around the park on her scooter and bounce on her trampoline. Instead, she has to stay inside on cold or windy days. Emily's friends help her find a way to ease her wheezes.
ISBN 9781925139129
Publisher Wombat Books, 2014
Roe, Katrina & Hedstrom, Leigh (ill)
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Gemma gets the jitters
Gemma has a new camera! When she visits the mountains, she wants to get the perfect photo, but at the top of the lookout Gemma gets the jitters. Will she let her fear of heights stop her from achieving her dream?
ISBN 9781925563139
Publisher Wombat Books, 2017
Roe, Katrina & Hedstrom, Leigh (ill)
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Lily's balloon
When Lily finds a beautiful, big, shiny balloon she wants to keep it forever. But what if somebody else needs it more?
ISBN 9781925563399
Publisher Wombat Books, 2018
Roe, Katrina & Magisson, Helene (ill)
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When Uncle Charlie comes to visit, Ivy keeps her distance. She's a little bit scared because he seems so different from other people Ivy knows. Uncle Charlie finds a way to show Ivy that he is not so different after all.
ISBN 9781925139266
Publisher Wombat Books, 2015
Roe, Katrina & Trappel, Jemima (ill)
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Tiddalick, the frog who caused a flood
A well-loved classic tale of Tiddalick, the frog, who drank up all the rivers and lakes. All the other animals resolve to get the water back from him.
ISBN 9780140503494
Publisher Puffin Australia, 2005
Roennfeldt, Robert
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Omar the strongman
Omar is very busy with his new job at the zoo. He makes friends with Mavis the elephant, who helps him unveil an act of his own.
ISBN 9781742834368
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2013
Rogers, Gregory
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Totally wonderful Miss Plumberry
It is a totally wonderful morning and Molly takes Grandma's special crystal into school for Show and Tell. But, when everyone is more interested in Russell's water-squirting stegosaurus, Molly's day becomes totally horrible. Luckily, Miss Plumberry knows just what to do to make Molly's day totally wonderful again.
ISBN 9780744561821
Publisher Walker Books, 2006
Rosen, Michael
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I'm number one
The toy soldier takes command of the other toys, with unexpected results.
ISBN 9781406314656
Publisher Walker Books, 2009
Rosen, Michael & Graham, Bob (ill)
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This is our house
George says the cardboard house is his and his alone. It isn't for girls, small people, twins, people with glasses or people who like tunnels. But, when George leaves the cardboard house for a little while, he comes back to find that there are some people inside who don't think it is suitable for a certain person either.
ISBN 9781406305647
Publisher Walker Books, 2007
Rosen, Michael & Graham, Bob (ill)
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Oww: a wriggly piglet with a prickly problem
Piggly, the wriggly piglet, has a problem, a quite painful problem. Everyone wants to help but their best efforts only cause them a problem too. Assistance comes from an unexpected and seemingly unhelpful encounter.
ISBN 9780007767977
Publisher Collins, 2003
Rosen, Michael & Langley, Jonathan (ill)
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Howler, the pet dog, calls his owner child, Rover, and treats the family as we treat and name our pets. When a new baby arrives, the family must make some adjustments.
ISBN 9780747571377
Publisher Bloomsbury, 2004
Rosen, Michael & Layton, Neal (ill)
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Goldilocks and the three crocodiles
One bright morning, Tiddles the dog said to Goldilocks, "we could see if we could find that house with the chairs. There was porridge and beds. You went in..... there were three bears!" So begins this fabulously funny twist on a familiar story.
ISBN 9780008509880
Publisher HarperCollins Australia, 2022
Rosen, Michael & Melling, David (ill)
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We're going on a bear hunt
The family are going on a bear hunt. You can go with them, through the long grass and the mud. Are you scared? Children love this bear hunt.
ISBN 9780744568516
Publisher Walker Books, 2000
Rosen, Michael & Oxenbury, Helen (ill)
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Michael Rosen's Sticky McStickstick
Who would think a stick could be your best friend and a symbol of hope and recovery. In this book you meet Sticky McStickstick. He is the friend that helped Michael to walk again. This is a true story about getting better after being sick with covid.
ISBN 9781529502404
Publisher Walker Books, 2021
Rosen, Michael & Ross, Tony (ill)
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Dear Fairy Godmother
All the best-loved fairytale characters are here and they all have a different problem. There's the pesky girl who keeps eating little bear's porridge and the wolf who just won't leave Little Red Riding Hood alone. They write letters to the Fairy Godmother, asking for advice. Read her responses and lift the flap to see Fairy Godmother's ingenious solutions to their predicaments.
ISBN 9781406325577
Publisher Walker Books, 2011
Rosen, Michael & Sharratt, Nick (ill)
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Dinosaurs in love
From singer-songwriter Tom Rosenthal and his three-year-old Fenn, comes a sweet and deceptively simple story about love, longing, and loss, based on the viral, heart-melting song 'Dinosaurs in Love'. Dinosaurs eating people Dinosaurs in love Dinosaurs having a party They eat fruit and cucumber When singer-songwriter Tom Rosenthal and his daughter Fenn posted their original song, 'Dinosaurs in Love', it became an instant classic. Just as Fenn's dinosaurs fell in love, so did the world. Now readers of all ages can enjoy Fenn's heartfelt, poignant lyrics again and again in this irresistible, sing-aloud picture book, featuring charming illustrations from Hannah Jacobs (animator of the viral music video)
ISBN 9781408365069
Publisher Hachette Australia, 2021
Rosenthal, Fenn & Jacobs, Hannah (ill)
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Jumpy Jack & Googily
Googily is the brave, best friend of Jumpy Jack, a very nervous snail who is afraid of monsters and thinks they are everywhere. Googily checks high and low to make sure Jumpy Jack is always safe because Googily is never scared of monsters, especially as they are imaginary. But, then again.
ISBN 9780141502410
Publisher Puffin Australia, 2008
Rosoff, Meg & Blackall, Sophie (ill)
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Wild boars' cook
Four wild boars, Boris, Morris, Horace and Doris, are bad tempered, smelly, rude and always hungry. They turn their talents to cooking a cake and, of course, they can't wait to devour it.
ISBN 9780141329338
Publisher Puffin UK, 2010
Rosoff, Meg & Blackall, Sophie (ill)
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Tjitji lullaby
Tjitji means child. A lullaby is a soft song. This book includes animals of the Australian bush to relax you.
ISBN 9780733342783
Publisher ABC Books, 2022
Ross, Michael & Fielding, Zaachariaha & Kennedy, Lisa (ill)
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Centipede's 100 shoes
When a centipede trips over and hurts his foot, the only thing to do is to get a set of shoes for all of his forty-two feet. That's a lot of shoes. Follow centipede and have fun with numbers as he shares his shoes with various beetles, spiders, earwigs and other creatures.
ISBN 9781842701072
Publisher Andersen Press Ltd, 2002
Topics / K-2 Numeracy /
Ross, Tony
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I don't want to go to bed
The Little Princess doesn't want to go to bed and she provides all sorts of reasons not to. But, the King and Queen are firm. When the King goes to kiss her goodnight, her bed is empty again, this time their princess is missing.
ISBN 9781842702239
Publisher Andersen Press Ltd, 2003
Ross, Tony
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I want a sister
When she is told that her mother is expecting a new baby, the stroppy and determined Little Princess immediately announces that she does not want a brother because they are smelly and rough, and have all the wrong toys.
ISBN 9781842701034
Publisher Andersen Press Ltd, 2002
Ross, Tony
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I want two birthdays
The Little Princess wants to have two birthdays, just like the Queen, which means twice as many presents every year. When she realises how much fun two birthdays are, she decides she wants three, then four. The more birthdays she has, the less special they are. But, the King has a solution up his sleeve.
ISBN 9781842708750
Publisher Andersen Press Ltd, 2009
Ross, Tony
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Oliver is a curious explorer, so he asks a lot of questions. Then, one day in the bathtub, he hears a strange gurgle. "What lives down the drain?" he wonders. Soon Oliver is headed down the drain in his homemade submarine on a spectacular mission.
ISBN 9780062022103
Publisher Harper, 2012
Rossell, Judith
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Ruby and Leonard and the great big surprise
Leonard and Ruby are working together to create a special surprise. But, when you're a mouse, even the smallest task can be overwhelming and keeping a secret is even harder.
ISBN 9781921541599
Publisher Little Hare Books, 2009
Rossell, Judith
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Rainbow serpent
In the Dreamtime, there were no animals, birds, trees, hills or mountains. When the great Rainbow Serpent stirred and set off to look for his tribe, he changed the shape of the country and the lives of the people.
ISBN 9780006614715
Publisher Collins, 1985
Roughsey, Dick
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Jetty jumping
While Milla's friends take big, brave jumps off the jetty, Milla stays on the blistering wood, scared of what lurks below. But when Milla accidentally falls off the edge, she discovers the beauty of the deep, dark sea - and her summer changes forever.
ISBN 9781760500658
Publisher Hardie Grant Egmont, 2021
Rowe, Andrea & Sommerville, Hannah (ill)
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Dinosauritis: Bruce the Brachiosaurus
Bruce is a Brachiosaurus. He is the biggest dinosaur to have ever walked the earth. Go Bruce.
ISBN 9781743310144
Series Dinosauritis series (5 books)
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2012
Rowe, Jeannette
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Dinosauritis: Rex the Tyrannosaurus
Rex is a Tyrannosaurus. One of the biggest and scariest dinosaurs. Find out what could happen if Rex came to your next birthday party.
ISBN 9781743310083
Series Dinosauritis series (5 books)
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2012
Rowe, Jeannette
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Dinosauritis: Tip the Triceratops
Tip is a Triceratops. He is built like a bulldozer with three horns on his head. I wonder how many rhinoceroses you would have to glue together to make one Triceratops.
ISBN 9781743310113
Series Dinosauritis series (5 books)
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2012
Rowe, Jeannette
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Dinosauritis: Tracy the Pterodactyl
Tracy is a Pterodactyl. She has a long beak and very sharp teeth. Find out why she likes children so much.
ISBN 9781743310151
Series Dinosauritis series (5 books)
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2012
Rowe, Jeannette
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Whose dinner
Lift the flap and find out whose eating dinner and what it is.
ISBN 9780733322570
Publisher ABC Books, 2009
Rowe, Jeannette
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Find out what happens when a little boy called Darwin discovers dinosaurs. Has he got a fever. Has he got bronchitis. No, it's Dinosauritis.
ISBN 9781743310120
Series Dinosauritis series (5 books)
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2012
Rowe, Jeannette
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Gecko's echo
To stop sneaky animals stealing her precious eggs, Mummy Gecko threatens the wrath of one hundred angry geckos. But...are there really one hundred geckos? And, if there aren't, how will she protect her family? A mischievous tale of trickery and motherly courage.
ISBN 9781408859506
Publisher Bloomsbury, 2017
Rowland, Lucy & Rimmington, Natasha (ill)
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Lucas and Jack
Every week Lucas' mum visits Great Grandpop at the nursing home. And every week Lucas waits for her outside. Waiting is boring, until Lucas meets Jack.
ISBN 9781921504662
Publisher Working Title Press, 2014
Royce, Ellie & Joyner, Andrew (ill)
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Frizzle and me
This book is the gently humorous story of a growing family. It's a big deal when your family changes, but with plenty of love to go around, even the biggest changes can be wonderful.
ISBN 9781925804744
Publisher Ford Street Publishing, 2021
Royce, Ellie & McLean, Andrew (ill)
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Dog in, cat out
Follow the busy activities of a family and their cat and dog. In and out, out and in happens from early morning, when the dog leaps out to explore the new smells of the day and have breakfast, until late at night, when the cat slips unnoticed through the window to settle down in the warmth of the sleeping house. Visual with minimal text.
ISBN 9781862911277
Publisher Omnibus Books, 2007
Rubinstein, Gillian & James, Ann (ill)
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Gary the pigeon can't fly. When his racing pigeon friends head off in their travel basket, Gary stays at home. He organises his scrapbook of travel mementos and dreams about the adventures the other pigeons are having. But, when Gary accidentally ends up a very long way from home, he discovers that flying is not the only way to have adventures.
ISBN 9781925081695
Publisher Walker Books Australia Pty Ltd, 2016
Rudge, Leila
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Winston and the indoor cat
Two very different cats: Winston, a free-spirited explorer; and The Indoor Cat, lover of leisure; form a friendship and show each other how different their lives could be. Can The Indoor Cat be enticed by outdoor adventure? Will Winston be tempted by a life of indoor luxury?
ISBN 9781760652609
Publisher Walker Books, 2021
Rudge, Leila
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Most delicious soup and other stories, The
Welcome to the Villa Verda, where there's always something happening and new friends to meet. This vibrant community is bursting with stories to share. Come along for five little adventures!
ISBN 9781922610683
Publisher Berbay Publishing, 2023
Ruiz Johnson, Mariana & Harvey, Rosalind (trans)
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My bedtime book of favourite princess stories
Four classic fairytales including Cinderella, The Little Mermaid, The Frog Prince and Sleeping Beauty. Large text with beautifully embroidered picture clues.
ISBN 9780312494339
Publisher St Martin's, 2005
Rupnik, Louise
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A is for Aunty
Memories of growing up on an Aboriginal mission are brought to life in this alphabet picture book with a difference. It features accounts of possums as pets and Aunty Goldie who used zinc ointment for just about every ailment.Test
ISBN 9780733307294
Publisher ABC Books, 2000
Russell, Elaine
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Incurable imagination, The
Audrey has the worst case of imagination her teachers have ever seen. While other children paint their families, Audrey paints the ogre who lives under bed drinking tea. What's worse, her condition is contagious and soon the other kids in her class start showing symptoms that appear equally incurable. As the dreaded imagination spreads, the teachers are horrified and the parents begin to protest too. But perhaps it isn't such a bad disease to have after all?
ISBN 9781925335972
Publisher EK Books, 2019
Russell, Paul & Aska (ill)
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My storee
A young boy has a mind full of wonderful stories but when he writes them down, day after day, they come back covered in red pen after his teachers have corrected his spelling. It seems his dyslexia will always hold him back from sharing his creativity the way he longs to. Then a new teacher arrives at the school.
ISBN 9781925335774
Publisher EK Books, 2018
Russell, Paul & Aska (ill)
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Grandma forgets
Over the years, a little girl has built up a treasure trove of memories of time spent with her Grandma: sausages for Sunday lunch, driving in her sky-blue car to the beach, climbing her apple trees while she baked a delicious apple pie, and her comforting hugs during wild storms. But now, Grandma can't remember those memories. She makes up new rules for old games and often hides Dad's keys. Sometimes Dad is sad because he has to hold onto the memories for both him and his mother now, but fortunately his daughter is more than happy to help him make new memories to share.
ISBN 9781925335477
Publisher Exisle Publishing, 2017
Russell, Paul & Johnston, Nicky (ill)
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Incredibly busy mind of Bowen Bartholomew Crisp, The
Bowen has a lot of thoughts about a lot of things. Sometimes, people don't understand how many questions he has. But his mum does, and she even has some of her own!
ISBN 9781925820881
Publisher EK Books, 2021
Russell, Paul & Johnston, Nicky (ill)
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Courageous Lucy: The girl who liked to worry
Lucy worries about everything and she worries a lot. She's so skilled at worrying that she worries about new and interesting things no one else even thinks about! But when Mrs Hunt tells the class there is going to be a school musical, Lucy decides she wants to be a part of it. She's too worried to try out for any of the parts but Mrs Hunt finds the perfect role for her. Being a piece of the landscape may not suit everyone but Lucy puts everything into being the best tree she can, and with a sprinkle of courage she stands proud and tall as her knees knock and her tummy ties in knots. She becomes the best tree anyone can ever remember!
ISBN 9781925820775
Publisher EK Books, 2021
Russell, Paul & King, Cara (ill)
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My sister Olive
A younger sister looks up in awe to her older sister, Olive, marvelling that she is the best in the world at nearly everything. But, Olive knows that her younger sister is also the best at something.
ISBN 9781921272882
Publisher Little Hare Books, 2010
Russell, Paula & Chapman, Gaye (ill)
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Nan and dad and me at the zoo
A young boy spends the day at the zoo with his father and grandmother. Photographs support the text and provide lots of additional information about Taronga Zoo and some of its inhabitants.
ISBN 9780975064146
Publisher Indij Readers, 2004
Russelly, Dylan & McDougall, Wendy (phot)
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I built a ship from this and that. I named her Spirit. Could Spirit sail? I knew she could. A beautiful picture book about resilience, imagination and hope.
ISBN 9781925381771
Publisher Walker Books, 2018
Ryan, Cherri & Booth, Christina (ill)
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Great Gracie chase, The
All that Gracie wants is a quiet house. When the painters arrive, in their big, noisy truck, with the clangy ladders and their big-person voices, Gracie barks and barks to tell them to go outside. But, instead, Gracie is put outside.
ISBN 9780590100410
Publisher Blue Sky Press, 2001
Rylant, Cynthia & Teague, Mark (ill)
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