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Challenge Level : K-2 Challenge Level : 3-4 Challenge Level : 5-6 Challenge Level : 7-9
ID Title Author  
2136
Jack and the beanstalk
A retelling of the much-loved fairy tale, with surprises under each lift-up flap.Step into the magical world of Child's Play fairytales. Traditional tales are a well-established part of all cultures. Retold from the originals, these lively stories will captivate readers with their delightful illustrations and fun lift-up flaps which really add to the action. The 'flip-up' flaps encourage prediction and discussion, and well-known stories will give young readers confidence.
ISBN 9781904550204
Series Flip-up fairy tales series (28 books)
Publisher Child's Play International Ltd, 2004
Vagnozzi, Barbara (ill)
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56973
Musicians of Bremen, The
A retelling of the much-loved fairy tale, with surprises under each lift-up flap.
ISBN 9781846431159
Series Flip-up fairy tales series (28 books)
Publisher Child's Play International Ltd, 2007
Vagnozzi, Barbara (ill)
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15047
Polar express, The
A small boy boards a train with other children and travels across snow covered country to the North Pole. He receives a silver bell from Santa as the first Christmas present of the year.
ISBN 9780862641436
Publisher Andersen Press Ltd, 1985
Van Allsburg, Chris
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1071
Between the pages
Two boys become so engrossed in the animal book they are reading that they become part of the story, encountering adventures and challenges which can only be escaped by the turning the page. Escaping from a python's nest only to meet even more fearsome crocodiles, angry emus and hordes of redback spiders.
ISBN 9781921928444
Publisher New Frontier Publishing, 2013
van Loon, Joan & Stewart, Chantal (ill)
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46399
That's mine
Deep in the jungle, a little frog finds an egg and declares 'That's mine'. However, there are those within the jungle who would dispute his claim, and each one seems bigger, stronger and more of a bully than the last.
ISBN 9781877579288
Publisher Gecko Press, 2013
Van Zeveren, Michel
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12056
ABC book of nursery rhymes
Thirteen award-winning Australian illustrators each chose a well-known rhyme to interpret, resulting in a beautifully illustrated selection of nursery rhyme favourites. Features profiles on each artist.
ISBN 9780733308932
Publisher ABC Books, 2002
Various
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Flip-up fairy tales series
Retelling of well-known fairy tales. 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 Flip-up fairy tales series (28 books)
Various
No book cover.
9304
Home foreign language book
Students and parents may substitute reading or listening to any book on the Kindergarten to Year 2 booklist, for a similar book that is written in their home language. All students may read a home language book as a personal choice book.
Various
No book cover.
9303
Indigenous language book
Students and parents may substitute reading or listening to a book in an indigenous language for a similar book on the Premier's Reading Challenge Kindergarten to Year 2 booklist. Older students may read an Indigenous language book as a personal choice.
Topics / Aboriginal content /
Various
No book cover.
12058
Walker treasury of bear stories, The
A delightful collection of twenty-one stories about bears, written and illustrated by many well-known authors and illustrators, including Michael Rosen, Sarah Hayes and John Burningham. If you like bear stories, you'll love this book.
ISBN 9780744544183
Publisher Walker Books, 1995
Various
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2935
My happy sad mummy
Sometimes, Mummy has happy days, other days can be sad days. Sometimes, Mum is so sad, she has to go to hospital.
ISBN 9780987358592
Publisher JoJo Publishing, 2015
Vasiliu, Michelle & Masciullo, Lucia (ill)
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24467
Pied Piper of Hamelin, The
A retelling of the much-loved fairy tale, with surprises under each lift-up flap.
ISBN 9781846434808
Series Flip-up fairy tales series (28 books)
Publisher Child's Play International Ltd, 2012
Vasquez, Natalia
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4829
Two birds on a wire
In this rhyming story, Little Bird Blue and Little Bird Black refuse to share. Each bird wants to sit on the wire alone.
ISBN 9781742761619
Publisher Koala Books, 2015
Vass, Coral & Cooper Smith, Heidi (ill)
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12059
Sea-Breeze Hotel, The
Life is tough at the Sea-Breeze Hotel where the strong winds are keeping guests away. Young Sam comes up with the perfect solution of how to fill the hotel with people who appreciate the breeze.
ISBN 9780947241414
Publisher Margaret Hamilton, 1995
Vaughan, Marcia
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35951
Snug as a hug
Join all the animals as they settle down to rest. The text is a rhyming lullaby, with each page showing an Australian animal in a different environment. A perfect book to read before sleeptime.
ISBN 9781741695212
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2010
Vaughan, Marcia & Lofts, Pamela (ill)
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4925
Wombat stew
A gooey, brewy, yummy, chewy, wombat stew. At least, that's what Dingo is planning but he doesn't reckon on the help of Wombat's friends.
ISBN 9781865044484
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2001
Vaughan, Marcia & Lofts, Pamela (ill)
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4846

New
Mervin the sloth is about to do the best thing in the world
Mervin the Sloth is about to do best thing in the world. Can you guess what it is? "Flying!" says the bird. "Gazelling!" says the gazelle. "Digging!" says the prairie dog. Hurry up, Mervin! But Mervin moves so slowly. Are you patient enough to wait?
ISBN 9780062338471
Publisher HarperCollins US, 2016
Venable, Colleen AF & Chan, Ruth (ill)
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15636
Ali Baba and the forty thieves
A retelling of the much-loved fairy tale, with surprises under each lift-up flap.
ISBN 9781846432514
Series Flip-up fairy tales series (28 books)
Publisher Child's Play International Ltd, 2008
Venturini, Claudia (ill)
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12709
Tom Thumb
A retelling of the much-loved fairy tale, with surprises under each lift-up flap.
ISBN 9781846431166
Series Flip-up fairy tales series (28 books)
Publisher Child's Play International Ltd, 2007
Venturini, Claudia (ill)
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26459
Feeling sad
Duck and little toy Dudley are feeling very sad. It is cold, cloudy and wet with not the smallest ray of sunshine. Frog tells her that the clouds will pass and she must look ahead. She does, and Duck feels happy in her new world full of colour.
ISBN 9781921150692
Publisher Walker Books, 2008
Verroken, Sarah
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47155

New
Eric finds a way
Eric loves to read. He has a towering bookshelf brimming with stories of strange and wonderful worlds. But if only there was a way to actually get to these magical places. He just can't seem to find the right words and his drawings never look quite right - not like his books at all! Eric just needs to find a way to tell his stories!
ISBN 9781925563030
Publisher Wombat Books, 2017
Vescio, Robert & Finn, Ann-Marie (ill)
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5904
Jack and Mia
Jack and Mia are best friends. They are like two sides of a coin. They stick together like paper and glue. Then, the unthinkable happens. Mia's family has to move away, a long way away.
ISBN 9781925139730
Publisher Wombat Books, 2016
Vescio, Robert & Richards, Claire (ill)
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1276
Marlo can fly
Everyone expects Marlo to fly, but she would rather slither like a snake, hop like a kangaroo and swim like a crocodile. But when someone needs her help, can she rise to the challenge.
ISBN 9781921632419
Publisher Wombat Books, 2013
Vescio, Robert & Temple, Sandra (ill)
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12060
Ginger
Ginger has a problem. Having lived a life of luxury as a pampered cat, he's suddenly confronted with a kitten in the house.
ISBN 9780744549348
Publisher Walker Books, 1997
Voake, Charlotte
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6432
Melissa's octopus and other unsuitable pets
Follow Melissa, her friends and all their rather unsuitable pets. There are certain animals that make suitable pets, like a cat, a dog or a guinea pig. Then, there are other animals that definitely make unsuitable pets. Find out why.
ISBN 9781406353006
Publisher Walker Books, 2014
Voake, Charlotte
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15431
My big book of animals
A collection of animals, categorised and well-illustrated.
ISBN 9781844280742
Publisher Walker Books, 2005
Voce, Louise
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15398
Small
When Tom goes to grandma's place, he accidentally leaves Small, his toy mouse, at home. He misses Small terribly but Small is very loyal and does everything he can to get back to Tom.
ISBN 9780006647751
Publisher HarperCollins Australia, 2002
Vulliamy, Clara
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