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3986
1,2, pirate stew
1, 2 round up the crew! 3, 4 now grab an oar! Take one large cardboard box, two imaginative kids and a splash of pirate pets and you have a recipe for adventure.
ISBN 9781760403201
Publisher The Five Mile Press Pty Ltd, 2017
Howarth, Kylie
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15023
10 little rubber ducks
Ten little rubber ducks are swept out to sea and one is left helpless. Mother duck comes along to save him.
ISBN 9780007202423
Publisher HarperCollins Australia, 2005
Topics / K-2 Numeracy /
Carle, Eric
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30985
365 penguins
A family receives an anonymous package containing one penguin. Every day, another one is delivered until there are 365 penguins in the house. Feeding, cleaning and housing the penguins become a monumental task. They're noisy, smelly and always hog the bathroom. The family wonders just who on earth is sending these squawking birds.
ISBN 9780810944602
Publisher Abrams Books, 2006
Topics / K-2 Numeracy /
Fromental, Jean-Luc & Jolivet, Joelle (ill)
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13137
999 tadpoles find a new home
Mother and Father Frog find that their pond is getting too small for 999 growing tadpoles and the family decides to brave the dangerous world to find a bigger home.
ISBN 9781877467271
Publisher Gecko Press, 2010
Topics / K-2 Numeracy /
Kimura, Ken & Murakami, Yasunari (ill)
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5260
ABC book of feelings, The
Everyone has feelings and lots of them you've had...
ISBN 9780733338298
Publisher ABC Books, 2017
Martin, Helen & Simpson, Judith & Orsini, Cheryl (ill)
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10027
Abigail
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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4104
Adventures of Beekle the unimaginary friend, The
On an island far away, an imaginary friend is born. He waits patiently for his turn to be chosen by a real child but, when he is overlooked time and again, he sets off on an incredible journey to the bustling city. There, he finally meets his perfect match and is given his special name, Beekle.
ISBN 9780316199988
Publisher Little, Brown & Co, 2014
Santat, Dan
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Adventures of Bert, The
Bert has all sorts of ridiculous adventures. He rescues a barking cardboard box from the river and is chased down the street by a giant sausage. Turn the page quietly so as not to wake Bert's baby.
ISBN 9780140567540
Publisher Puffin UK, 2002
Ahlberg, Allan & Briggs, Raymond (ill)
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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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Adventures of Swashbuckle Lil: A pirate's life
Swashbuckle Lil is no ordinary girl. She is in fact a pirate. Join Lil and her trusty parrot Carrot as they look for adventure in four different stories.
ISBN 9781509881529
Publisher Pan MacMillan, 2018
Woollard, Elli & Anderson, Laura Ellen (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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Agatha and the dark
Agatha is scared of the dark and George is just making things worse. When Agatha is accidently locked in a dark room at kindergarten, her body trembles like jelly.
ISBN 9781760402075
Publisher The Five Mile Press Pty Ltd, 2016
Pignataro, Anna
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27128
Aladdin
A retelling of the much-loved fairy tale, with surprises under each lift-up flap.
ISBN 9781846431135
Series Flip-up fairy tales series (28 books)
Publisher Child's Play International Ltd, 2007
Squillace, Elisa (ill)
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Albert
One rainy day, Albert contemplates life, the universe and everything. The author's creative use of language and simple line drawings capture the nature of change.
ISBN 9781845071110
Publisher Frances Lincoln, 2005
Yamamoto, Lani
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22389
Alfie and the birthday surprise
Alfie's neighbour, Mr McNally, needs cheering up because his beloved cat has died. Birthday parties always make people happy so Alfie thinks a party just might help. And, there's an extra-special surprise for Mr McNally.
ISBN 9781862307872
Publisher Red Fox, 2009
Hughes, Shirley
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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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Alice's magic garden
From the relentless clocks to the beastly students, Alice's world is void of colour and cheer--until she finds a secret garden and begins tending its wilting inhabitants. When Alice's love touches an ordinary caterpillar, a lorry bird, and a white rabbit, magical things will happen--and that, as you know, is just the beginning of the story. Filled with literary allusions and clever nods to its classic roots, Alice's Magic Garden is a delightful prequel that begs an escape to the whimsy of Wonderland.
ISBN 9781641700320
Publisher Familius, 2018
Herz, Henry & Hoopes, Natalie (ill)
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And then
It's hard being an older sister when everybody is admiring your newly born, younger brother. It's particularly hard when it's happening on your birthday, especially when that younger brother is noisy, smelly and slimy, just like a tiny squid.
ISBN 9781846436956
Publisher Child's Play International Ltd, 2016
Alborozo
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Angelina at the fair
Angelina wants to go to the fair but she has to take her little cousin, Henry. The day is filled with adventures and surprises.
ISBN 9780140568639
Publisher Puffin UK, 2001
Holabird, Katharine & Craig, Helen (ill)
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Angelina ballerina
Angelina wants to be a dancer. Her parents buy her a tutu and a pair of ballet slippers and she works very hard to become the best dancer she can be.
ISBN 9780733312618
Publisher ABC Books, 2003
Holabird, Katharine & Craig, Helen (ill)
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Angelina ballerina's invitation to the ballet
Imagine Angelina's delight when she wins two tickets to the gala performance of Cindermouse. Her excitement turns to disappointment as friend after friend has received an invitation to something else that day. Envelopes open to reveal letters.
ISBN 9780670913329
Publisher Penguin Books Ltd, UK, 2003
Holabird, Katharine
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Angelina's ballet class
Angelina loves to dance. Every week, she goes to Miss Lily's ballet class to learn some new steps.
ISBN 9780140569117
Publisher Penguin Books Ltd, UK, 2001
Holabird, Katharine & Kanner, Catherine (ill)
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Angry Arthur
A boy called Arthur wanted to stay up and watch television but his mother wouldn't let him. Arthur decided to get angry, very, very angry. All the stages of a tantrum are captured in this picture book as Arthur wreaks havoc, causing lightning to strike and wind to blow.
ISBN 9780099196617
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 1993
Oram, Hiawyn & Kitamura, Satoshi
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15193
Animals of Farmer Jones, The
It's suppertime on the farm and all the animals are hungry. But, Farmer Jones is nowhere to be found.
ISBN 9780375827181
Publisher Golden Books Publishing, 2004
Scarry, Richard
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Annie Rose is my little sister
Annie Rose is a typical baby sister. Her big brother, Alfie, tells us all about Annie Rose. His love shines through even when Annie Rose is very annoying.
ISBN 9780099408567
Publisher Red Fox, 2003
Hughes, Shirley
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Annie to the rescue
Annie is very brave so when Callisto becomes stuck in a tree Annie attempts to rescue her but ends up needing to be rescued herself.
ISBN 9780670070817
Publisher Penguin, 2007
Niland, Deborah
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Anno's magic seeds
A gift from a wizard makes Jack's fortune grow and grow by ones, twos, threes and more. An enchanting counting book with a moral.
ISBN 9780698116184
Publisher PaperStar books (Penguin Putnam), 1999
Topics / K-2 Numeracy /
Anno, Mitsumasa
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Another important book
All the things that children can do, as they grow and learn between the ages of one to six, are celebrated in poetry.
ISBN 9780064437851
Publisher HarperCollins Australia, 1999
Wise Brown, Margaret & Raschka, Chris
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Aranea
Aranea is a patient little spider who leads a determined struggle to reach safety and survive. She continually searches for a haven where she can rebuild her web.
ISBN 9780140502749
Publisher Puffin UK, 1979
Wagner, Jenny & Brooks, Ron (ill)
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Are we there yet
Let's face it, everyone knows that car rides can be boring. And, when things get boring, time slows down. On a trip to his grandma's house, a young boy feels time slowing down so much that it starts going backwards, into the time of pirates, princesses and dinosaurs.
ISBN 9780316199995
Publisher Lothian Books, 2016
Santat, Dan
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Are you my bottom?
Something is missing. I'm not sure what. Oh dear; I know it. I've lost my BOT! When I went to sleep, it was definitely here. But today, I wake up and I have NO REAR! Small Panda has lost his bottom. It was there when he went to sleep but now it has disappeared. He searches high and low, and finds stripy bums, pink butts, feathery derrieres. 'Are you my bottom?' he asks, but none of these bottoms are his. Finally, he spots a furry bum which just has to be his - but the answer is surprising!
ISBN 9781760631642
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2018
Temple, Kate & Temple, Jol & Ghosh, Ronojoy (ill)
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12193
Are you my mother
A very simple story about a baby bird's search for his mother. He asks everyone and everything he meets the same question.
ISBN 9780001713222
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, UK, 1982
Eastman, P D
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Are you ready to play outside
Piggie can't wait to play outside in the sunshine with Gerald. When it starts to rain, Piggie gets really upset because it will spoil their fun. Gerald has a plan.
ISBN 9781406322200
Series Elephant & Piggie series (21 books)
Publisher Walker Books, 2009
Willems, Mo
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Arthur and the curiosity
Arthur and his friends are on a class visit to the local museum. While his friends dash about, Arthur takes time to inspect all the interesting things around him. One of those interesting things is a glass case housing a strange looking creature known as The Curiosity. As Arthur walks around the Museum, he is being followed.
ISBN 9781760068387
Publisher The Five Mile Press Pty Ltd, 2016
Gifford, Lucinda
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Arthur babysits
Arthur is tricked by his sister into babysitting for the notorious Tibble twins. After a shaky beginning, Arthur uses one of his sister's check-up calls to turn the tables and take charge. Cartoon illustrations full of amusing details.
ISBN 9781863888783
Series Arthur series (3 books)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 1998
Brown, Marc
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12256
Arthur lost and found
Arthur and Buster take the bus for the first time to go to Arthur's swimming lesson. During the ride, they are so busy talking, reading and sleeping that they miss their stop and find themselves on the other side of town.
ISBN 9780316108249
Series Arthur series (3 books)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2001
Brown, Marc
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Arthur's computer disaster
Arthur is determined to win on his computer game, Deep, Dark Sea. When Mum asks Arthur not to touch the computer because she needs it for work, the temptation of the game proves too much for him. When the keyboard crashes to the ground and the screen goes dark, Arthur knows he is in deep and dark trouble.
ISBN 9780316110167
Series Arthur series (3 books)
Publisher Little, Brown & Co, 1997
Brown, Marc
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12178
At the seaside
Christopher, a child with Down syndrome, tackles everyday life. Christopher and his friend, Lauren, are spending the day at the seaside, enjoying the sun and getting into mischief.
ISBN 9780749636951
Publisher Watts, 2000
Church, Diane
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15194
At the vet
An eventful trip to the vet turns out to be lots of fun, especially if you like baby kittens.
ISBN 9780734407313
Publisher Thomas C Lothian Pty Ltd, 2004
Lamb, Ann
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12161
Avocado baby
The Hargraves baby is born into a very weak family but grows super strong, once its mother begins feeding it mashed avocado.
ISBN 9780099200611
Publisher Red Fox, 2000
Burningham, John
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12307
Babs the baby and Fog the dog
Every day, mum, Babs the baby and Fog the dog go for a walk. One day, Fog the dog sits on his bottom and won't move. The others don't know what to do.
ISBN 9781876288372
Publisher Working Title Press, 2003
Wild, Margaret
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Baby
One day, baby elephant will be big and strong but for now she has much to learn from her loving family.
ISBN 9781876288112
Publisher Working Title Press, 2001
Cox, Tania & James, Ann (ill)
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Baby bear goes to the park
Papa Bear takes Baby Bear to the park where he feeds the ducks, flies a kite and meets a helpful caterpillar when his kite gets caught in a tree. When Baby Bear next returns to the park to play, it is a very windy day. So windy that Baby Bear flies way up in the air over the whole town hanging onto his kite.
ISBN 9780734404626
Publisher Lothian Books, 2003
Broekstra, Lorette
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12308
Baby Boomsticks
In a teeny-tiny village, a teeny-tiny mum and a teeny-tiny dad have an enormous baby. They call him Baby Boomsticks. Everyone is scared of him so Baby Boomsticks has to play all by himself.
ISBN 9780733307409
Publisher ABC Books, 2003
Wild, Margaret & Legge David (ill)
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12109
Baby sister for Frances
Frances is so jealous of her new baby sister and all the attention being given to her that she runs away. But not too far so she can hear if she is being missed.
ISBN 9780099432432
Series Frances series (2 of 7)
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2002
Hoban, Russell
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23029
Baby wombat's week
Baby wombats sleep. They eat. They get bored. On Wednesday, baby wombat's mother, Mothball, decides they need a bigger hole and the search begins.
ISBN 9780732286958
Publisher Angus & Robertson (HarperCollins), 2009
French, Jackie & Whatley, Bruce (ill)
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Bad buster
Being bad is what Buster does best until his dad thinks of a way to sort him out.
ISBN 9780143300335
Series Aussie nibbles (51 books)
Publisher Puffin Australia, 2003
Laguna, Sofie
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Bats at the library
A window has been left open at the library and this is an irresistible invitation for a colony of bats. Once inside, older bats look for favourite books, while younger ones explore and play. Storytime settles everyone down and transports them into the tales, filled with bat characters playing new roles.
ISBN 9780864618160
Publisher Koala Books, 2009
Lies, Brian
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Batty
Batty is trying to find something he is really good at, in his home at the zoo. But hanging upside down means he can't always see the other animals' points of view.
ISBN 9781847801593
Publisher Frances Lincoln, 2011
Dyer, Sarah
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Be brave, Pink Piglet
Early one morning, Pink Piglet leaves his mother's side for the very first time. This timid little pig wants to become a brave explorer.
ISBN 9780734415929
Publisher Lothian Books, 2015
Cummings, Phil & Davis, Sarah (ill)
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Bear and Chook
Adventurous Bear and practical Chook are very different yet they are good friends. They spend a day together, dreaming and acting out what jobs they think they'd like to have when they grow up.
ISBN 9780733611414
Publisher Hodder Headline Australia Pty Ltd, 2002
Shanahan, Lisa & Quay, Emma (ill)
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Bear and Chook by the sea
Bear and Chook are unexpected friends. Bear likes adventure but Chook would much rather have the quiet life. One day, they decide to visit the sea. Chook is worried they will get lost but Bear is confident they will find it just around the pond, under the bridge, through the forest and over the mountain.
ISBN 9780734411112
Publisher Lothian Books, 2009
Shanahan, Lisa & Quay, Emma (ill)
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Bear hunt
A white bear has a magic pencil which he uses cleverly to draw ways to help him escape from hunters.
ISBN 9780140553567
Publisher Penguin, 1994
Browne, Anthony
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Bear went over the mountain, The
A version of an old song which is ideal for the beginning reader.
ISBN 9780099439172
Publisher Red Fox, 2002
Prater, John
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Bear's lunch, The
When Wendy and Oliver decide to have a picnic in the woods, they are surprised by a great, big, growly bear. See what happens when Oliver and Wendy growl back.
ISBN 9780140562415
Publisher Penguin, 1998
Allen, Pamela
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Bears don't read
George isn't happy doing the usual bear things like chatting and fishing. But, he doesn't know what else there is until, one day, he finds a book beneath a tree. More than anything, he wants to learn to read. But, arriving in town, George soon discovers that it's not easy to be a bear at school. If only he could find someone to teach him the alphabet and change his life forever.
ISBN 9780007425198
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, UK, 2015
Chichester Clark, Emma
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Bears' holiday, The
The Bear family's vacation at the seashore is frequently punctuated by Papa Bear's urgent warnings to his son about the need for safety and commonsense while at the beach. Luckily, Small Bear is on hand to rescue his father from disaster with each new incident.
ISBN 9780001713307
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 1982
Berenstain, Stan & Jan
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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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Bee & me
A little girl befriends a bee, which takes her on a journey of discovery. A wordless picture book.
ISBN 9781910646052
Publisher Old Barn Books, 2016
Topics / Endangered species /
Jay, Alison
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20959
Being Agatha
Agatha has her dad's nose and her mum's ears. When her relatives get together, it's clear that Agatha doesn't quite fit in. And, when she starts kindergarten, Agatha realises just how different she is from everyone else. One day, her teacher tells the class that, like a snowflake, everyone is special in their own way. She asks each child to tell how they might be special but Agatha cannot think of a single reason, and she sneaks away to hide.
ISBN 9781760067267
Publisher The Five Mile Press Pty Ltd, 2016
Pignataro, Anna
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4400
Benjamin Pillow in the Land of Nod
In Benjamin Pillow's dream, he rides through Nod's amazing dreamland. Follow him as he tries to rescue one of Nod's shining lights.
ISBN 9781921136016
Publisher Windy Hollow Books, 2006
Cooper, R P
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29840
Benny Bungarra's big bush clean-up
Benny Bungarra comes to the rescue when his friends are in danger from rubbish left by humans.
ISBN 9781925360882
Publisher Magabala Books, 2018
Morgan, Sally & Kwaymullina, Ambelin (ill)
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Bertie and the bear
A beautifully simple story of Bertie and the bear and a wonderful excuse for children to join in the noise-making.
ISBN 9780140509724
Publisher Penguin, 1989
Allen, Pamela
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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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Beware the deep dark forest
Beware the deep, dark forest! You should never, ever go in there... Rosie has always followed this rule until the day her pup Tinky goes missing in the woods. So Rosie decides to trek into this dangerous, muddy place. But there are many obstacles along the way -- including a huge grey wolf, a scary ravine and a ferocious troll!
ISBN 9781742032344
Publisher Walker Books, 2018
Whiting, Sue & White, Annie (ill)
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Bicycle, The
In 2008, the author, Colin Thompson, visited Cambodia with Save the Children. Struck by the way the humble bicycle is central to so many people lives, he was inspired to create this picture book. It features the illustrations of fourteen internationally acclaimed artists, and conveys the worth and promise of something as simple as a bicycle.
ISBN 9780733329876
Publisher ABC Books, 2011
Thompson, Colin & Blake, Quentin (ill)
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Biddy's fishing-line
The river is running and a girl's long journey to school through the bush is full of possibilities.
ISBN 9781863340120
Publisher Black Ink Press, 2006
Priman, Bridget & Paul, Robbie (ill)
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Big bad Bruce
Bruce roars around on his Harley and appears to be a fearsome and lawless bikie. Maybe, Bruce isn't quite what his image appears to be.
ISBN 9780864617712
Publisher Koala Books, 2007
Bates, Dianne & Johns, Cheryll (ill)
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Big bad bun
There never was a rabbit as bad as Big Bad Bun. Or so you'd think if you read the letter which he left on his bed after school one day. But, it turns out that Big Bad Bun might not be as bad as he makes out.
ISBN 9781842709252
Publisher Andersen Press Ltd, 2009
Willis, Jeanne & Ross, Tony (ill)
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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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Big earth, little me
A book to help the very young find out what they can do for the Earth. The simple flap book shows how to make the whole world a better place by doing little things in local places. Printed with organic soy-based ink.
ISBN 9780545092258
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2009
Wiley, Thom
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Big guy took my ball, A
Gerald is careful. Piggie is not. Piggie cannot help smiling. Gerald can. Gerald worries so that Piggie does not have to. Piggie is devastated when a big guy takes her ball. Gerald is big too but he wonders if he is big enough to help his best friend.
ISBN 9781423174912
Series Elephant & Piggie series (21 books)
Publisher Hyperion Books, 2013
Willems, Mo
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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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Big red bath
Ben and Bella have a wonderful time splashing around in the bath with all their friends. Their bath-time adventure might be real or imagined but it certainly makes a big mess.
ISBN 9781843626053
Publisher Orchard Books, 2005
Jarman, Julia & Reynolds, Adrian (ill)
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Big surprise for Little Card, A
In the world of cards, each one has a special job to do. Big Card keeps important papers in order. Tiny Card can be exchanged for a prize in an arcade and Round Card hangs out in a glamorous boutique. But, Little Card thinks he's really lucky. He's going to school to become a birthday card, with lots of singing, playing and eating cake. But, wait, there's been a mix-up. Little Card is going to be a library card instead, in a quiet place of books and rules and hushing.
ISBN 9781406367263
Publisher Walker Books, 2016
Harper, Charise Mericle & Raff, Anna (ill)
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Big ugly monster and the little stone rabbit, The
An endearing story about a big, ugly monster who was so ugly that all the animals and birds ran away, the trees lost their leaves, the blue sky turned to grey. No-one would talk to him and he felt lonely until one day, he had an idea.
ISBN 9780099455950
Publisher Random House Children's Books, 2004
Wormell, Chris
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Big yawn, The
It's night time at the zoo and all the animals are getting sleepy. First to yawn is the tiger, then the swans, the crocodiles and the giraffes until all the animals are very sleepy.
ISBN 9781877467196
Publisher Gecko Press, 2009
Spang, Monica & Bougaeva, Sonja (ill)
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Bill in a china shop
Bill, the bull, has a passion for fine china and spies a lovely teacup in a china shop. The shopkeeper makes Bill nervous and when Bill is nervous in a china shop anything might happen.
ISBN 9780747564911
Publisher Bloomsbury, 2003
Weaver, Katie McAllaster
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Billy's beetle
Billy's beetle is missing and the sniffy dog can help. He finds a hedgehog, two beetles that don't belong to Billy, a hairy caterpillar and some sausages. Someone will have to find Billy's beetle.
ISBN 9780340586358
Publisher Hodder Children's Books (Australia), 2001
Inkpen, Mick
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Billywise
Billywise, a baby owl, wonders if he'll ever be brave enough to fly.
ISBN 9780747569084
Publisher Bloomsbury, 2004
Nicholls, Judith & Cockcroft, Jason (ill)
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Bim bam boom
A counting book, with fabulous illustrations, featuring zoo animals, thunder and lightning. A book to be read aloud and a fun way for children to learn.
ISBN 9780733305627
Publisher ABC Books, 1998
Wild, Margaret & Harris, Wayne (ill)
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Bird
Written in verse, this is a beautiful story of a boy who meets a strange bird on a beach. They share a common fear of life and are challenged by a colourful, charismatic fish who invites them to dive headlong into the unknown.
ISBN 9780733314315
Publisher ABC Books, 2004
Lodge, Annette
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Blue bike, The
A great grandmother reminisces about where children used to play before the roads and buildings were constructed. Her great-granddaughter finds it hard to imagine the changes that have taken place.
ISBN 9780864612809
Publisher Koala Books, 2000
Hilton, Nette & Stanley, David (ill)
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Bogtrotter
Every morning, Bogtrotter runs across the bog, up the bog, down the bog and around the bog until it's time to go home. Sometimes, he wishes things would change but he doesn't know how or what or why. Until one afternoon, when he picks a flower for the first time in his life.
ISBN 9781921977558
Publisher Walker Books Australia Pty Ltd, 2015
Wild, Margaret & Rossell, Judith (ill)
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Boing Boing races, The
All the kangaroos are lined up ready to start the big race. But what's this? Emu has joined the line, ready to race. Emu really wants to join the boing boing race but it is really a race for kangaroos.
ISBN 9780864612373
Publisher Koala Books, 1999
Whatley, Bruce
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29691
Bouncing ball, The
Try to keep up with the bouncing ball as it travels down the street, between two cars, into a gutter and down a storm drain.
ISBN 9780857980045
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2013
Kelly, Deborah & Perry, Georgia (ill)
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Boy and the airplane, The
When a little boy's prized toy airplane lands on a rooftop, he makes several rescue attempts before devising an unexpected solution. Wordless picture book.
ISBN 9781442451230
Publisher Simon & Schuster, 2013
Pett, Mark
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Brave knight, The
Determined to protect his castle, a little boy stands guard against enemy knights.
ISBN 9781925594119
Publisher New Frontier Publishing, 2018
Gould, Sally & Hulme, Celeste (ill)
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Bridget Fidget hold on tight
Bridget Fidget is in a fix. She forgot to hold on tight to her beloved toy, Captain Cat, and lost him in a shop. It's disaster. Luckily, her friend, Billy, is there to save the day.
ISBN 9780141501819
Publisher Puffin USA, 2010
Berger, Joe
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2601
Bridie's boots
Bridie loves her gumboots. They are just right for splashing and twirling. But Bridie gets too big for her beautiful boots, so sets them free on a big adventure across the seas.
ISBN 9781921504723
Publisher Working Title Press, 2014
Cummings, Phil & Acton, Sara
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20242
Brothers Quibble, The
Spalding Quibble ruled the roost. He did not have to share anything. But, then, his parents introduced a brand new baby brother.
ISBN 9780670076000
Publisher Penguin Books Australia, 2014
Blabey, Aaron
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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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9624
Brown bread and honey
The King loves to run, jump and ride his horse. He also loves to eat and eat and eat until he becomes too fat to have fun any more. When the King sacks all his cooks, he will have a problem with what to eat.
ISBN 9780140568257
Publisher Penguin, 2002
Allen, Pamela
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17489
Buck and his truck
Buck and his truck and Harry and his lorry are rival removalists. One day, they turn up for the same job and trouble starts.
ISBN 9781844289387
Publisher Walker Books, 2005
French, Vivian & Lacome, Julie (ill)
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Buffy, an adventure story
Buffy is a wonderful performing dog, rejected by his magician owner. He journeys the world until he realises that he can only be who he is and then he finds a family.
ISBN 9780744577853
Publisher Walker Books, 2001
Graham, Bob
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3476
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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Bumblebunnies: The pond
Wuffle the puppy, Lou the kitten and Billington the duck are playing happily in the garden. But when disaster strikes, who will save the day?
ISBN 9781460753941
Publisher Angus & Robertson (HarperCollins), 2018
Base, Graeme
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587859

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Bumblebunnies: The sock
It's washing day, and Wuffle the puppy, Lou the kitten and Billington the duck watch the clothes blow about in the wind. But when disaster strikes once more, who will save the day?
ISBN 9781460753972
Publisher Angus & Robertson (HarperCollins), 2019
Base, Graeme
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18400
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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12272
Bunny cakes
Ruby is making a cake for grandma's birthday. Max, her little brother, has to make repeated trips to the grocer to make up for disrupting Ruby's project and to get the perfect ingredients for the special cake he is making for grandma.
ISBN 9780140566673
Publisher Puffin UK, 2000
Wells, Rosemary
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12271
Bunny money
Max and his sister, Ruby, are shopping for Grandma's birthday present. Ruby has saved up a walletful of money, and, as usual, she's in charge or thinks she is. She has plans for an elaborate gift but Max is sure that Grandma would prefer his choice.
ISBN 9780140567502
Publisher Puffin UK, 2000
Wells, Rosemary
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24726
Bus called Heaven, A
One morning, a broken old bus appears, from nowhere, right outside Stella's house. Everyone wonders how it got there. When Stella climbs on board, she sees everything that it could become. So the lonely old bus becomes the place to hold meetings, play games and share stories. But one day, a tow truck arrives, threatening to take away not just the bus, but everything the community has worked hard to create.
ISBN 9781406334197
Publisher Walker Books Australia Pty Ltd, 2011
Graham, Bob
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12400
Bush babies
A beautifully illustrated, lift-the-flap book which describes fourteen animal babies found in the Australian bush.
ISBN 9780734408754
Publisher Thomas C Lothian Pty Ltd, 2005
Dale, Kim
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15996
Bush jumper, The
Koala knits Mitti a jumper the colour of wattle blossom. The only problem is that she runs out of wool and has to knit a multi-coloured sleeve. Mitti is not keen on the result but the other animals help to change her mind.
ISBN 9780733307492
Publisher ABC Books, 2005
Chapman, Jean & Beck, Ali (ill)
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32266
Busy little creatures
A fun way to explore movement, colour, patterns, sizes and numbers whilst supporting your child's learning and encouraging outdoor play and adventure.
ISBN 9780648115601
Publisher Little Book Press, 2017
Bowden, Fiona
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76454
Button boy
Banjo is so fixated with button collecting, he doesn't join in the activities of the other neighbourhood children. When he returns home, his grandmother sews each button on his favourite jumper. But, the buttons once belonged to someone and, each morning, Banjo finds the owner of the buttons and detaches the relevant one from his jumper.
ISBN 9781741697971
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2011
Young, Rebecca & deGennaro, Sue
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22184
Can I play too?
Gerald is careful. Piggie is not. Piggie cannot help smiling. Gerald can. When they meet a new snake friend who wants to join in a game of catch, Gerald and Piggie wonder how he will be able to play without arms.
ISBN 9781423119913
Series Elephant & Piggie series (21 books)
Publisher Hyperion Books, 2010
Willems, Mo
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23535
Can we lick the spoon now?
Share in the fun as Dad and the children get busy in the kitchen. They're making a chocolate cake and lots of things go wrong in the process.
ISBN 9781921504167
Publisher Working Title Press, 2010
Goess, Carol & Ainslie, Tamsin (ill)
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9625
Can you keep a secret
The King has lost his crown. He can't find it anywhere. Follow him through this picture book and see how silly he's been.
ISBN 9780670844050
Publisher Penguin, 2000
Allen, Pamela
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19838
Canadian Year, A
We're Liam, Ava, Oki, Chloe and Noah - and we're ready to take you on a journey through twelve months in the life of Canadian kids. Enjoy festivals and events, games and sports, flora and fauna, quirky traditions and famous sites of our country. Come join us on an Canadian childhood adventure!
ISBN 9781925335439
Series Twelve Months in the Life of Kids series NEW 2019 (4 of 7)
Publisher Exisle Publishing, 2016
McCartney, Tania & Snerling, Tina (ill)
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5879
Captain Crabclaw's crew
When Captain Crabclaw advertises for a fearsome crew for his new ship, the Speedy Squid, he doesn't get quite the crew he expects. But, it's hoist the mainsail and anchors aweigh with a most unusual pirate crew.
ISBN 9780733321801
Publisher ABC Books, 2008
Watts, Frances & Legge, David (ill)
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95547
Captain Flinn and the pirate dinosaurs: Smugglers Bay
While exploring a cave on a school excursion to Smuggler's Bay, Flinn and the other children stumble upon the nefarious Pirate Dinosaurs. Captain T Rex and his crew are smuggling sausages out of a secret cove and their favourites are children chipolatas. Captain Flinn must thwart the horrible plan, rescue their friend and get back to the beach before Miss Pie notices they are missing.
ISBN 9780141501321
Publisher Puffin UK, 2010
Andreae, Giles & Ayto, Russell (ill)
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27590
Captain Jack and the pirates
Jack, Zak and Casper, brave mariners three, are building a galleon down by the sea. A family day out at the beach turns into a swashbuckling pirate adventure.
ISBN 9780723269281
Publisher Puffin UK, 2016
Bently, Peter & Oxenbury, Helen
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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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2961
Carousel, The
A small girl and her dad go down to see the carousel and ride on the wooden horses. So begins the magical journey, a journey of music and mirrors, of green hills and sunlit skies, of wishes and freedom.
ISBN 9780670074624
Publisher Penguin Books Australia, 2011
Dubosarsky, Ursula & Di Qual, Walter (ill)
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12494
Carp for Kimiko, A
Kimiko very much wants a calico carp kite to fly on Children's Day. She can't have one because she's a girl and Japanese tradition dictates that only boys get colourful kites. Luckily, Kimiko has understanding parents.
ISBN 9780881064117
Publisher Charlesbridge Publishing, 1993
Kroll, Virginia & Roundtree, Katherine (ill)
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12808
Caruso's song to the moon
Caruso, a music-loving cat, fancies himself as a crooner. He sings a scale to the moon and admires each lovely note. Unfortunately, the neighbourhood doesn't appreciate his nocturnal noise.
ISBN 9780734406248
Publisher Thomas C Lothian Pty Ltd, 2004
Jaunn, Adele
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31826
Caspar and the night sea
While everyone is sleeping, a little boy and his dog embark on a sailing journey.
ISBN 9781922081629
Publisher Windy Hollow Books, 2016
Binks, Alison
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12311
Cat and fish
Cat and Fish discover each other one night and spark a most unlikely friendship. As they teach each other about the worlds of the land and the sea, they find they share a common sense of adventure. They learn new things from each other.
ISBN 9780734404817
Publisher Thomas C Lothian Pty Ltd, 2003
Grant, Joan & Curtis, Neil (ill)
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17142
Cat and Fish go to see
Cat and Fish go on a voyage and get sea sick. They find a lighthouse and compare what each other needs to overcome the seas. They both realise that being themselves is best.
ISBN 9780734407719
Publisher Thomas C Lothian Pty Ltd, 2005
Grant, Joan & Curtis, Neil (ill)
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10142
Cat and the dog, The
When a playful cat squirts a dog with a hose, he gets chased for his efforts, over fences, rooftops, through a lake and a playground.
ISBN 9781921346521
Publisher Brolly Books, 2008
Dahan, Andre
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12031
Cat in the hat, The
The scariest part of this story isn't the terrible cat and all the zany things he does in the house, but what mum will say when she comes home.
ISBN 9780001713031
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, UK, 1983
Seuss, Dr
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46416
Cat tale
Follow the adventures of three cats as they rumble and tumble in a confusing journey of words.
ISBN 9780061915161
Publisher Greenwillow, 2012
Hall, Michael
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23583
Cat wants cuddles, The
Kevin doesnt want a pat. He doesnt want a tickle. And he definitely does NOT want a cuddle. There's absolutely no way this hilarious cat is going to change his mind about that. Or will he?
ISBN 9781743811412
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2017
Crumble, P & Gifford, Lucinda
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14151
Caterpillar and butterfly
Caterpillar lives alone and, in fear of her surroundings, forms a chrysalis where she can hide away. After a while, she misses the other animals and starts to wonder what it might be like to explore the outside world. When she emerges, she discovers that not only is she different but she is not alone.
ISBN 9781921361579
Publisher Fremantle Press, 2009
Kwaymullina, Ambelin
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14391
Celeste sails to Spain
Celeste and her family members have different experiences while going to the museum, to the park, to the show, celebrating and dreaming.
ISBN 9780733621062
Publisher Hachette Children's Books, 2006
Lester, Alison
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12242
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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17778
Chalk rainbow, The
Zane is different to other kids. He has his own made-up language. He likes to line things up. And he is frightened of things that don't seem to bother other people - like the colour black. Things are looking pretty bleak for him and his family, until his sister starts to draw a chalk rainbow on the front steps of their house...
ISBN 9781925335453
Publisher EK Books, 2017
Kelly, Deborah & Jones, Gwynneth (ill)
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Charlie
Charlie's a very clever lion. He loves art, fancy restaurants and travelling. Or at least, he thinks he would. It's hard to tell, since he's stuck in a zoo. If Charlie is ever going to explore the world, he'll need a cunning disguise.
ISBN 9780143785026
Publisher Penguin Random House Australia, 2018
Ghosh, Ronojoy
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12645
Charlotte and me
At kindergarten, a little boy meets Charlotte, a little girl from Paris, and they become great friends. When Charlotte has to return to Paris, the boy must deal with his loss.
ISBN 9781921136054
Publisher Windy Hollow Books, 2007
Gould, Sally
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7475
Cheese trap, The
Two little mice go cheesing and the old, grey meow is watching. This wise cat knows a thing or two and she plans to catch those mice.
ISBN 9781869433185
Publisher Scholastic New Zealand, 1995
Cowley, Joy & McClelland, Linda (ill)
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8184
Chester and Gil
Chester and Gil live in the same goldfish bowl. While Gil just floats around the same old place, Chester knows he can save the world. A funny story of a fishy odd couple and the power of thinking big.
ISBN 9781862915848
Publisher Omnibus Books, 2009
Faulkner, Carol & James, Ann (ill)
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12403
Chick called Saturday, A
Saturday is fed up with being a little chick as he wants to do more than just cluck, scratch and peck. So, Saturday sets off on a farm adventure and discovers something that really interests him.
ISBN 9780552547437
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2003
Dunbar, Joyce & Granstrom, Brita (ill)
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15819
Chief Rhino to the rescue
Firechief Rhino and his men answer a fire call and, by mistake, put out Great Granny Wrinkles' one hundred birthday candles. However, because Granny's teeth are not so good anymore,she is quite happy with the soggy cake. It turns out to be the most super-sizzling party ever.
ISBN 9781846169410
Publisher Orchard Books, 2008
Lloyd, Sam
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Chip the lifeguard
Chip is back! His mission: to become a lifeguard! But his dreams soon go soggy when he's chased off the beach. So Chip and his friends fashion a plan to sneak him in to the surf club. Will their stunt earn Chip a place between the red-and-yellow flags?
ISBN 9781760682316
Publisher Little Hare Books, 2019
Howarth, Kylie
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12457
Christmas day kitten, The
Debbie is a very independent, stray cat. She visits a certain house, a few times a week, to get some food and to spend a little time in front of the warm fire. One Christmas morning, Debbie comes to the house again but this time she is not alone.
ISBN 9780330304634
Publisher Pan Macmillan London, 1988
Herriot, James & Brown, Ruth (ill)
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20747
Christmas wombat
Christmas comes but once a year, and it's just as well for Santa's reindeer, who have to fight with Mothball for the carrots left out for them by the local children. And, when Mothball takes an unexpected sleigh ride, it's not just Santa who faces the prospect of getting stuck in the chimney. Christmas from a wombat's eye view is always going to be interesting.
ISBN 9780732291716
Publisher HarperCollins Australia, 2011
French, Jackie & Whatley, Bruce (ill)
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Circle: Shapes trilogy
This book is about Circle. This book is also about Circle's friends Triangle and Square. When they all play hide-and-seek, Circle makes a rule. But, when Triangle breaks that rule, Circle has to rescue him.
ISBN 9781406384222
Publisher Walker Books, 2019
Barnett, Mac & Klassen, Jon (ill)
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9663
Clancy & Millie and the very fine house
When there is a very big house, two small children and a huge stack of cardboard boxes that become a game, friendship can help turn a house into a home.
ISBN 9781921541193
Publisher Little Hare Books, 2009
Gleeson, Libby & Blackwood, Freya (ill)
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18681
Clara caterpillar
A carefree caterpillar named Clara becomes a common cream-coloured butterfly and competes with a conceited caterpillar, Catisha, who becomes a captivating, crimson-coloured butterfly.
ISBN 9780064436915
Publisher HarperCollins Australia, 2004
Edwards, Pamela Duncan & Cole, Henry (ill)
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2690
Clarrie's pig day out
Clarrie the farmer plans a day out and tries to coax his dog, Bert, into coming with him. But, the day doesn't go quite the way that Clarrie plans. There are adventures, mishaps, chickens and a fox, but no Bert to come to the rescue. This mayhem is nothing compared to the lack of unity between Clarrie's mind and his mouth.
ISBN 9780733334443
Publisher ABC Books, 2016
Storer, Jen & de Gennaro, Sue (ill)
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8415
Class Three all at sea
On the day Class Three went to sea, they saw donkeys dancing on the quay, some sea lions skimming stones but they didn't see the skull and crossbones. Watch the pesky pirates plotting to take over Class Three's school trip to the sea. But don't worry, rescue is at hand.
ISBN 9780340944653
Publisher Hachette Children's Books, 2008
Jarman, Julia & Chapman, Lynne (ill)
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8552
Class Two at the zoo
Join Class Two as they wander round the zoo. They see all sorts of animal antics but are unaware of the very large snake that's determined to make a meal out of them.
ISBN 9780340911617
Publisher Hachette Children's Books, 2007
Jarman, Julia & Chapman, Lynne
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Classic books with holes series
Includes popular and well-known rhymes and songs. 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 Classic books with holes series (21 books)
Various
No book cover.
17984
Claude all at sea
When Claude leaves the taps running, a quiet bath time turns into a seafaring adventure.
ISBN 9781444903676
Publisher Hodder Children's Books (UK), 2016
Smith, Alex T
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8081
Clementine
Once there was a little snail who loved everything round, hoops and wheels and balls and balloons and, most of all, the moon. She longed to glide gently over the moon's surface, around and around and around. And, so, she made a daring decision, she'd find a way to fly to the moon.
ISBN 9780735840096
Publisher North South Books, 2011
Loth, Sebastian
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17788
Clifford follows his nose
Clifford follows his nose past the pizzeria, the bakery, the florist, and finally home to Emily Elizabeth.
ISBN 9780590443456
Series Clifford series (80 books)
Publisher Scholastic US, 1992
Bridwell, Norman
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101302
Clifford goes to Hollywood
Clifford gets a part acting in a movie and thinks he will be truly happy.
ISBN 9780590634359
Series Clifford series (80 books)
Publisher Scholastic US, 1990
Bridwell, Norman
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101523
Clifford keeps cool
Clifford finds a place to keep cool in the summer.
ISBN 9780439043946
Series Clifford series (80 books)
Publisher Scholastic US, 1999
Bridwell, Norman
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Clifford 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.Please note that BOARD BOOKS are not included.
Series Clifford series (80 books)
Bridwell, Norman
No book cover.
510
Clifford the firehouse dog
When Emily Elizabeth and Clifford visit Clifford's brother, Nero, a fire rescue dog, Clifford demonstrates fire safety and helps to put out a fire.
ISBN 9780590484190
Series Clifford series (80 books)
Publisher Scholastic US, 1994
Bridwell, Norman
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101258
Clifford to the rescue
Whether he's saving a kitten, putting out a fire or holding up a bridge so a parade can safely pass, Clifford is always a hero.
ISBN 9780439140386
Series Clifford series (80 books)
Publisher Scholastic US, 2000
Bridwell, Norman
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18008
Clifford visits the hospital
Clifford visits the hospital and gets into mischief everywhere he goes.
ISBN 9780439140966
Series Clifford series (80 books)
Publisher Scholastic US, 2000
Bridwell, Norman
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13472
Clifford's kitten
Clifford gets a kitten.
ISBN 9780590442800
Series Clifford series (80 books)
Publisher Scholastic US, 1992
Bridwell, Norman
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128419
Clifford's trick
Clifford learns a new trick.
ISBN 9780439406680
Series Clifford series (80 books)
Publisher Scholastic US, 2002
Bridwell, Norman
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98703
Clifford: where is the big red doggie
Clifford jumping the wall, fetching the ball and romping with his best friend, Emily Elizabeth.
ISBN 9780590047104
Series Clifford series (80 books)
Publisher Scholastic US, 1998
Bridwell, Norman
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11306
Clown
Clown is one of several toys tossed out with the rubbish. He dusts himself off and gets on with life. The story of clown is told wordlessly in true mime tradition.
ISBN 9780805043990
Publisher Henry Holt & Co, 1996
Blake, Quentin
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12394
Cocky, the crow and the hawk, The
A Dreaming narrative belonging to Matingali Napanangka Mudgedell, in which all the birds were brightly coloured. The birds lived together and shared their food. But, one day, the cocky and the crow argued and everything changed.
ISBN 9781876288259
Publisher Working Title Press, 2002
Nicholls, Christine (ed.) & Mudgedell, Matingali Napanangka (teller)
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12381
Colossal creatures
Who is the biggest creature of them all? Lift the flaps to find out. The simple rhyming text contrasts the ancient dinosaurs with the animals, people and buildings of today.
ISBN 9780864613998
Publisher Koala Books, 2002
Hughes, Nick & Goss, Mini (ill)
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12163
Come away from the water, Shirley
While Shirley's parents sit on the beach with their knitting and newspapers, Shirley embarks on a fantasy adventure.
ISBN 9780099899402
Publisher Red Fox, 1992
Burningham, John
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128773
Come on, Daisy
Daisy is more interested in exploring the exciting things around her than listening to Mother Duck. But, when she comes to some dark and scary waters, she is very happy to have her mum near.
ISBN 9781843622727
Publisher Orchard Books, 2004
Simmons, Jane
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24020
Conga dance
Join the line, the conga line. One by one, Australian animals and birds join the conga line, dancing together until they fall in a tangle at the end.
ISBN 9781742761107
Publisher Koala Books, 2015
Tarlau, Amanda & Chapman, Jane (ill)
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15264
Coral (Marine life for young readers)
Simple text, suitable for an independent reader, with beautifully presented photographic illustrations, looking at examples of the plant and animal life that inhabit coral. Includes good information, a glossary of terms and an index.
ISBN 9780733912894
Series Marine life for young readers series (20 books)
Publisher Longman, 1999
Swartz, Stanley L & Yin, Robert (phot)
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14616
Cows in the kitchen
His fields are empty so Tom Farmer is looking for all the farm animals. Join in the hunt with lots of animal noises.
ISBN 9781846431067
Series Classic books with holes series (21 books)
Publisher Child's Play International Ltd, 2007
Anderson, Airlie (ill)
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1325
Crabbing with Dad
With sunscreen and life jackets on, Dad and two children zoom off into the creek, passing other boats and people fishing along the way. It's a good time to be on the water and they even come across Cousin Dan, throwing his net as far as he can. With the crab pots set, they wait patiently and play games as they try to guess what fish could be swimming under their boat. It's finally time to check the crab pots.
ISBN 9781925360158
Publisher Magabala Books, 2016
Seden, Paul
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15265
Crabs, shrimp and lobsters (Marine life for young readers)
Very simple text with full page photographic illustrations that teach about marine life such as crabs, shrimp and lobsters. Contains a glossary and index.
ISBN 9780733912917
Series Marine life for young readers series (20 books)
Publisher Longman, 1999
Swartz, Stanley L & Yin, Robert (phot)
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22958
Crash! Boom!: Maths tale, A
Elephant has a bucket of blocks and wants to build something tall. Something as tall as Elephant. But will it stay up? CRASH! BOOM! Not this time. Build it again? One block. Two blocks? Four blocks? It's still not as tall as Elephant. More blocks! Now will it stay up? Now will it be as tall as Elephant? Build, balance, count - question, estimate, measure - predict, crash, and build again!
ISBN 9780763678272
Publisher Candlewick Press, 2018
Harris, Robie H. & Chatterton, Chris (ill)
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12304
Croc bait
Sean's uncles say he is too small to go fishing with them. ""You might get eaten by a crocodile"", they say. But, Sean reckons he is old enough to go fishing so, early one morning, he goes to the river all by himself.
ISBN 9781862915138
Publisher Omnibus Books, 2003
Norrington, Leonie
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13542
Crusher is coming
Crusher, the school football hero, is coming over to Peter's place. In anticipation, Peter clears his room of childish toys, gives instructions to his mother and young sister about how to behave, and prepares lots of exciting games. But, Crusher isn't quite what Peter expects.
ISBN 9780734410702
Publisher Lothian Books, 2008
Graham, Bob
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1289
Crusts
Jacob is just one of millions who won't eat their crusts. But, he is one in a million when it comes to bright ideas. When tiny creatures from a distant, crumbling planet seek Jacob's help, he sets out to do what he can with his big box of uneaten crusts.
ISBN 9781742979830
Publisher Hardie Grant Egmont, 2016
Parker, Danny & Ottley, Matt (ill)
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12291
Cuthbert's babies
When Cuthbert's mother brings home not one baby brother, but four baby sisters, no one seems to have any time for Cuthbert. He wishes for someone to play with, someone big and bad. Three pirates aren't exactly what he had in mind.
ISBN 9780670040735
Publisher Penguin, 2003
Allen, Pamela
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12405
Dad I can't sleep
Little Panda can't sleep so his Dad suggests that he count sheep, then cows, then pigs and tigers, then elephants and polar bears. Little Panda is still having trouble going to sleep so Dad suggests he count all the different kinds of dinosaurs.
ISBN 9780099610717
Publisher Red Fox, 1996
Topics / K-2 Numeracy /
Foreman, Michael
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570813
Dad is a robot, My
Psssssst! Wanna hear something cool? Dont tell everyone, But my Dad is a ROBOT! Admittedly, this dad is an older model, he doesn't have laser eyes or jet-powered feet and his batteries regularly run flat. But there's one little boy who wouldn't change a thing...
ISBN 9781742993256
Publisher Koala Books, 2018
Cosgrove, Matt
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22136
Dad who measures up, A
In this funny, moving story, a little girl is about to find out what makes an ideal dad as she searches for one who can measure up to the mummy she loves.
ISBN 9780958557191
Publisher Wilkins Farago Pty Ltd, 2008
Cali, Davide & Cantone, Anna Laura (ill)
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15746
Daddy lost his head
If your daddy lost his head, I wonder what you'd do. Make him a new one, of course. All you'd need are some old newspapers, some paint and a potato for his nose. It turns out there are lots of advantages to having a dad with no head. He doesn't shout or snore, he always agrees with you, and he loves doing housework.
ISBN 9781862309968
Publisher Random House Children's Books, 2011
Bouchard, Andre & Blake, Quentin (ill)
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Dandylion
Dandylion is new to class and he brings a splash of colour into everyone's lives. But, sometimes, Dandylion is a little bit unusual, a little bit too crazy, a little bit too messy and a little bit too much trouble.
ISBN 9781862305960
Publisher Red Fox, 2009
Finlay, Lizzie
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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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90865
Dave & Violet
Violet's best friend is Dave, the dragon. Dave is very friendly and helpful, but he is also very shy. And, whenever he meets other people, he simply goes red and spouts flames, scaring them away. Despite Violet's help, Dave wonders if he will ever fit in. But, one day, his special abilities come to the rescue in a damp situation.
ISBN 9781847801579
Publisher Frances Lincoln, 2011
Adams, Sarah
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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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20457
Day of the elephant, The
Mae Jabu, the great elephant, plodded down the track as she did everyday. This day would be different from any other day for her and the children. A huge wave is approaching that will change everything.
ISBN 9780207200595
Publisher Angus & Robertson (HarperCollins), 2005
Wilson, Barbara Ker
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Day the crayons came home, The
Watch out. The crayons are back and they're more cross than ever. One day, Duncan receives a set of postcards from his crayons who have been lost, forgotten or broken. One crayon has even melted in a clothes dryer and is stuck to a sock.
ISBN 9780008124434
Publisher HarperCollins Children's Books, 2015
Daywalt, Drew & Jeffers, Oliver (ill)
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Day the crayons quit, The
Poor Duncan just wants to colour. But, when he opens his box of crayons, he finds only letters, all saying the same thing, 'We quit'. Beige is tired of playing second fiddle to Brown. Blue needs a break from colouring all that water, while Pink just wants to be used. None of the crayons is happy. Duncan has a real problem in his hands.
ISBN 9780007513765
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, UK, 2014
Daywalt, Drew & Jeffers, Oliver (ill)
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Dear zoo
In this introduction to zoo animals, children lift the flaps to discover what is underneath.
ISBN 9780140504460
Publisher Penguin, 1988
Campbell, Rod
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Delightful Delilah
How important is a name? Ewan decides to change his, and his family plays along. Each day, Ewan has a new name until, one day, he chooses one that he doesn't know is a girl's name and then the girl who owns it, doesn't want to share it.
ISBN 9780734403773
Publisher Thomas C Lothian Pty Ltd, 2002
Gray, Nigel
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15216
Deserts (Habitats of the world)
Simple text, suitable for an independent reader, with beautifully presented photographic illustrations, looking at examples of the plant and animal life that inhabit deserts. Includes good information, a glossary of terms and an index.
ISBN 9780733924477
Series Habitats of the world series (10 books)
Publisher Pearson Education Australia, 2000
Ballance, Alison
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Detective dog, The
Peter's dog, Nell, has an amazing sense of smell. Whether it's finding a lost shoe or discovering who did a poo on the new gravel path, her ever-sniffing nose is always hard at work. But, Nell has other talents too. Every Monday, she goes to school with Peter and listens to children read. But, one morning, when they arrive at school, Peter and Nell discover that all the books have disappeared.
ISBN 9781509801596
Publisher MacMillan, 2016
Donaldson, Julia & Ogilvie, Sara (ill)
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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
No book cover.
4606
Diary of a baby wombat
Baby wombats sleep. They eat. They get bored. On Wednesday, baby wombat's mother, Mothball, decides they need a bigger hole and the search begins.
ISBN 9780007351756
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, UK, 2010
French, Jackie & Whatley, Bruce (ill)
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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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Ding-dong bag, The
Two boys go out with a large bag to catch all the noises they can find. From the noises at breakfast to the distant roar of thunder, from the clank of a stick on railings to the thud of a baseball bat, they're in for an ear-splitting time.
ISBN 9781846430152
Publisher Child's Play International Ltd, 2006
Peters, Polly & Stockham, Jess (ill)
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Dinnertime
A hungry fox searches the countryside for his evening meal. Six, fat rabbits play various childhood games as, one by one, they cleverly escape the mischievous fox.
ISBN 9781876288198
Publisher Working Title Press, 2001
Weld, Ann & Argent, Kerry (ill)
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580946

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Dinosaur day out
Sally and Max love dinosaurs. They can't wait to see them at the museum, but today the dinosaur exhibition is closed. Where will the dinosaurs go on their day off?
ISBN 9781760650049
Publisher Walker Books, 2018
Acton, Sara
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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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22706
Do like a duck does
A hairy-scary stranger wants to join the duck family. Mama Duck might be really fooled or she might just have a way of making the hairy-scary stranger very sorry he ever pretended to be a duck.
ISBN 9780763632847
Publisher Candlewick Press, 2002
Hindley, Judy
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Do not open this book
This guy will do anything to stop you opening this book. Threats, bribes, reverse psychology, you name it, he'll offer it.
ISBN 9781760451486
Publisher Lake Press Pty Ltd, 2016
Lee, Andy & McKenzie, Heath (I'll)
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Do not open this book again
He's back! And only one thing's for certain - HE DOESN'T WANT YOU TO OPEN THE BOOK!
ISBN 9781760455163
Publisher Lake Press Pty Ltd, 2017
Lee, Andy & McKenzie, Heath (ill)
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25863
Do you know Millie
Sarah is moving to the big city and must say goodbye to her friends. Sarah knows that Millie lives in the big city and she sets out to find her.
ISBN 9781921042089
Publisher New Frontier Publishing, 2008
Winch, Gordon & Robinson, Alan (ill)
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Dog called Doug, A
Pete the flying purple pig makes a new friend, Doug. They have wonderful adventures flying to different locations and learn that true friends help each other and share.
ISBN 9780980321630
Series Pig called Pete series (3 of 5)
Publisher JoJo Publishing, 2007
Bowater, Alan & Pascoe, Pete (ill)
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Dog on a train: Special delivery, The
Boy is late for his train. Rushing out of the house, he drops his favourite hat. Luckily, Dog is there to pick it up but he will have to be quick to catch Boy in time. Follow the plucky Dog on this wordless adventure through the streets and rush-hour crowds.
ISBN 9781910646083
Publisher Old Barn Books, 2015
Prendergast, Kate
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21171
Dogasaurus
Imagine if you found a strange egg in a mysterious forest, and then you brought it home, and when it hatched, out popped a baby DINOSAUR! Maybe you'd adopt it as your pet? You could play and do chores together and have lots of fun. But what would you do when it grows, and grows, and GROWS?
ISBN 9781743810712
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2018
Gifford, Lucinda
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17435
Dogs
Big dogs, small dogs, stroppy dogs and soppy dogs. Gorgeous canines of every shape, size and colour are bounding through this irresistible book.
ISBN 9780230704220
Publisher MacMillan, 2009
Gravett, Emily
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23163
Doing the garden
Follow a family as they go to the garden centre, choose their flowers and seeds and even a tree. They come home, work together in the garden and are finished in time for tea.
ISBN 9781845077211
Publisher Frances Lincoln, 2008
Garland, Sarah
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3034
Don't cross the line
Without question, the guard always follows the general's orders. This time, the order is that no one must cross the line. The right-hand page of this book must be kept blank for the general. As the crowd builds up on the border, the guard is under more and more pressure.
ISBN 9781776570744
Publisher Gecko Press, 2016
Carvalho, Bernardo P & Martins, Isabel Minhos (ill) & Hahn, Daniel (trans)
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Don't forget the bacon
A boy goes shopping but struggles to remember the shopping list.
ISBN 9780099413981
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2002
Hutchins, Pat
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16876
Don't leap, larry
Larry Lemming is unlike all the others, but can he teach the others to be more like him? Lemmings look alike, sound alike and act alike, right? So if one jumps off a cliff, the others follow... all except Larry. Larry's a lemming with a mind of his own. Unlike the rest of the crew, he goes sledging with the puffins, eats pepperoni pizza, and likes to wear a top hat. But can Larry teach his fellow lemmings to finally think for themselves? A wonderfully funny, quirky tale about staying true to yourself.
ISBN 9781843653387
Publisher Pavilion, 2017
Briggs, John
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Don't let the pigeon drive the bus
While he's away, the bus driver asks the reader to keep an eye on his bus and ensure that the pigeon does not drive the bus. The pigeon really, really wants to drive the bus but it is not a good idea to give the pigeon his own way.
ISBN 9781844285136
Publisher Walker Books, 2003
Willems, Mo
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23442
Don't let the pigeon stay up late
Pigeon gives a stack of excuses to be allowed up late. Find out if he will eventually go to bed or not.
ISBN 9781406308129
Publisher Walker Books, 2007
Willems, Mo
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56401
Dougal and Bumble and the long walk home
Lucky Dougal the Bear and his best friend, Bumble the Bee, are invited to the Teddy Bear's Picnic in the countryside. They join in a cricket match but, when the ball goes over a fence, Dougal and Bumble, and their new friend Trevor the Pig, are waylaid trying to retrieve it. When they finally return to the picnic, they find that the bus has left without them.
ISBN 9780143504665
Publisher Penguin, 2011
Dray, Matt
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Dougal the garbage dump bear
Dougal never got to play when the other toys in the house did because he was not new, clean and perfect. One rainy day, he is left outside and ends up in the garbage bin. This is his story of finding a new home.
ISBN 9780670041107
Publisher Penguin, 2004
Dray, Matt
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Down by the station
Read along with this popular rhyme and make the sounds of the bus, the tractor, the truck and other vehicles as they travel down by the station, early in the morning.
ISBN 9780859539425
Series Classic books with holes series (21 books)
Publisher Child's Play International Ltd, 2002
Stockham, Jess (ill)
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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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Dragon mode
A mischievous but loveable boy changes his behaviour according to whether he is in boy or dragon mode.
ISBN 9781921042577
Publisher New Frontier Publishing, 2007
Odgers, Sally
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12496
Dragons of Galapagos
The little land dragon of the Galapagos islands risks great danger to lay her eggs inside a volcano. Follow her adventure through lava plains, forests of steam and down steep, rocky slopes and wonder if she will ever find a safe place.
ISBN 9780734404619
Publisher Thomas C Lothian Pty Ltd, 2003
Whatley, Bruce
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17497
Drawing together
Lucy, Jack and Ibrahim start school together but everyone else has a best friend. It is not easy for three people to all be best friends.
ISBN 9781844281176
Publisher Walker Books, 2005
Thebo, Mimi & Meserve, Jessica (ill)
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Dress-up box, The
The Frolleys have to move from their beloved house at 32 Sunshine Avenue to a place with dripping taps, stinky carpets and ants. But they have brought something with them that can turn any house into a home.
ISBN 9781760124922
Publisher Little Hare Books, 2018
Guest, Patrick & Eckstrom, Nathaniel (ill)
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12429
Duck catcher, The
Gombei catches only one duck a day because that's all the food he needs. When the days turn cold, Gombei decides that if he can catch a hundred ducks, he won't have to work all winter. But, Gombei walks into a trap.
ISBN 9780733412882
Publisher Hodder Headline Australia Pty Ltd, 2003
Aaron. Moses (reteller) & Mackintosh, David (ill)
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31131
Duck!
It was a quiet afternoon on the farm until...DUCK!
ISBN 9781925381535
Publisher Walker Books, 2018
McKinlay, Meg & Eckstrom, Nathaniel
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Echidna and the shade tree, The
based on a story of the jaru people. In the dreaming, there was a shade tree in the middle of the desert. The animals went hunting for themselves and their babies but they only gave the echidna the scraps. When he gets angry and attacks the shade tree, the other animals must do something.
ISBN 9781865046228
Series Aboriginal Stories (8 books)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2004
Lofts, Pamela (comp) & Green, Mona (teller)
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12133
Edward the emu
Edward is bored being an emu and wants to be noticed by the visitors to the zoo. In his quest for attention, Edward imitates the other animals.
ISBN 9780207183287
Publisher Angus & Robertson (HarperCollins), 1993
Knowles, Sheena & Clement, Rod (ill)
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12135
Edwina the emu
Edwina, the emu, tries to find a job while Edward sits on the eggs.
ISBN 9780207189142
Publisher Angus & Robertson (HarperCollins), 1996
Knowles, Sheena & Clement, Rod (ill)
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Elephant & Piggie 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 Elephant & Piggie series (21 books)
Various
No book cover.
12838
Elephants' big day out, The
Late one night, under the eye of the moon, three little elephants who crave adventure escape from their cage in the zoo. They have so much fun, it is doubtful they will ever return to the zoo.
ISBN 9780734405500
Publisher Thomas C Lothian Pty Ltd, 2003
Hurst, Elise
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Ella and Olivia series NEW 2019
Meet Ella and Olivia. Big sister. Little sister. Best friends. Ella is seven years old. Olivia is five-and-a-half years old. They live with their mum and dad and little brother Max. 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 Ella and Olivia series NEW 2019 (26 books)
Poshoglian, Yvette & McDonald, Danielle (ill)
No book cover.
16337
Ella and Olivia: A wild adventure
Ella and Olivia are going to a native animal park! But are they prepared for their own wild adventure?
ISBN 9781742761947
Series Ella and Olivia series NEW 2019 (21 of 26)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2018
Poshoglian, Yvette & McDonald, Danielle (ill)
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39642
Ella and Olivia: best friend showdown
Ella and Zoe are best friends. They do everything together. But when they compete for the chocolate drive prize, their friendship is put to the test!
ISBN 9781742833552
Series Ella and Olivia series NEW 2019 (2 of 26)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2012
Poshoglian, Yvette & McDonald, Danielle (ill)
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23086
Ella and Olivia: Best friends stories
Follow Ella and Olivia in six all-new stories as they get ready for a big talent show, have a very messy pet party, learn to ice-skate and lots more! The best adventures are the ones you have with your best friends.
ISBN 9781760156077
Series Ella and Olivia series NEW 2019 (26 books)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2017
Poshoglian, Yvette & McDonald, Danielle (ill)
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Ella and Olivia: Hula hoopla
Ella and Olivia's school is having a hula hooping challenge! But Olivia can't do the hula hoop. How will she join in?
ISBN 9781742999791
Series Ella and Olivia series NEW 2019 (24 of 26)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2019
Poshoglian, Yvette & McDonald, Danielle (ill)
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New
Ella and Olivia: Popstar sisters
Ella and Olivias favourite band is performing at school! But when there is a problem with the music, will Ella and Olivia save the show?
ISBN 9781742999777
Series Ella and Olivia series NEW 2019 (22 of 26)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2018
Poshoglian, Yvette & McDonald, Danielle (ill)
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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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12490
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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13158
Elmer and the race
The young elephants want to prove who is the fastest, so Elmer and Wilbur organise a race. Each decorated a different colour, the racers set off around the course and discover things about themselves.
ISBN 9781783444557
Series Elmer series (18 books)
McKee, David
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58150
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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12819
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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13112
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 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
No book cover.
29812
Elmer's new friend
ISBN 9781842700341
Series Elmer series (18 books)
Publisher Penguin Books Ltd, UK, 2012
McKee, David
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25612
Emily and Alfie
Emily and Alfie are two young penguins. They venture into an ice cave against their father's advice and nearly lose their lives.
ISBN 9780733621819
Publisher Hachette Children's Books, 2006
Hooper, Meredith
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9638
Emily's bush Christmas
It's Christmas Day in Shaggy Gully. The kangaroos are feeling bouncy, the echidnas are being prickly and the possums are just hanging around. Only the Bunyip is gloomy. Dawn and her chorus are playing Christmas carols but Emily Emu can't get a note right. Her musical mishaps float down to the creek, where the grumpy Bunyip lives.
ISBN 9780732286934
Publisher Angus & Robertson (HarperCollins), 2015
French, Jackie & Whatley, Bruce (ill)
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15126
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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19385
Emperor's new clothes, The
A retelling of the much-loved fairy tale, with surprises under each lift-up flap.
ISBN 9781846430206
Series Flip-up fairy tales series (28 books)
Publisher Child's Play International Ltd, 2006
Edgson, Alison (ill)
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6649

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Empty
A little girl finds she has an emptiness. She embarks on a journey of friendship, music and giving, and along the way she finds her own joyful fulfilment.
ISBN 9781925117783
Publisher Little Steps Publishing, 2019
Pratley, Andrew & McMullan, Angel (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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11224
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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16530
Enormous turnip, The
A retelling of the much-loved fairy tale, with surprises under each lift-up flap.
ISBN 9781846433696
Series Flip-up fairy tales series (28 books)
Publisher Child's Play International Ltd, 2011
Cerretti, Cristiana
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15056
Eric the liontamer
Eric collects animals to perform in his circus presentation. The 2004 edition is a waterproof and tear-resistant picture book.
ISBN 9781845390228
Publisher Meadowside Children's Books, 2004
Elliot, Rachel & Mayer, Uwe (ill)
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568281
Errol
Errol is a penguin who refuses to come when his mother counts to three. What happens next is a bright and playful adventure.
ISBN 9781742766300
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2018
Zanni, Louise & Bunting, Philip (ill)
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6161

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Even superheroes have bad days
When Superheroes don't get their way, when they're sad, when they're mad, when they've had a bad day...they could super-tantrum, they could but they don't, because real Superheroes just wouldn't - they won't!
ISBN 9781454913948
Series Even superheroes have bad days series (99 books)
Publisher Sterling Publishing Co, 2018
Becker, Shelly & Kaban, Eda (ill)
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Even superheroes make mistakes
When superheroes are not up to speed, when they slip up, and trip up, and fail to succeed, they could hang their heads down, they could, but they don't! Because real superheroes just wouldn't, they won't!
ISBN 9781454927037
Series Even superheroes have bad days series (99 books)
Publisher Sterling Publishing Co, 2018
Becker, Shelly & Kaban, Eda (ill)
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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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27787
Fabulous friend machine, The
Popcorn is, quite simply, the friendliest chicken at Fiddlesticks Farm. When she finds a Fabulous Friend Machine in the barn, Popcorn sets about making some brand new friends. But, behind the screen of the Fabulous Friend Machine, maybe her new friends are not so friendly after all.
ISBN 9781760277659
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2016
Bland, Nick
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12068
Farmer duck
One little duck does all the work while the lazy old farmer stays in bed all day. The other farm animals decide to take action.
ISBN 9781564025968
Publisher Candlewick Press, 1996
Waddell, Martin & Oxenbury, Helen (ill)
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12466
Farmer Fred's cow
On Farmer Fred's farm, there are four old animals - Cow, Horse, Pig and Donkey. They have never been anywhere beyond the farm. Then, on the night Cow dies, something extraordinary happens and, for the first time, they imagine life beyond the farm.
ISBN 9780733307638
Publisher ABC Books, 2004
Wild, Margaret
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9967
Farmer's hat, The
The farmer loves his dreamy, schemey, tickly wishful hat but it blew off his head and is now lost. Follow the farmer around his farm as he tracks down his whirling, whooshing hat.
ISBN 9781862918351
Publisher Omnibus Books, 2010
Barnes, Kim L & Joyner, Andrew (ill)
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12459
Farmyard cat in trouble, The
Find out who spilt the milk, chased the goats and scared the chickens. Everyone thinks the farmyard cat is up to her old tricks again but that might not be fair.
ISBN 9780868968896
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 1992
Anello, Christine & Thompson, Sharon (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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1667
Faust's party
Faust's family go off to have a picnic leaving him to mind the house. Unfortunately, Faust has some unexpected and unwanted visitors. Faust decides to enlist his friends to help protect the family home, creating an even bigger problem.
ISBN 9780733613562
Publisher Hodder Headline Australia Pty Ltd, 2001
Ottley, Matt
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4800
Fearless with Dad
A little boy's celebration of the endless, wonderful activities, adventures and possibilities he can have with his Dad.
ISBN 9781925059403
Publisher New Frontier Publishing, 2015
Brooke, Cori & Poli, Giuseppe (ill)
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12478
Felix feels better
Felix ate too much chocolate and now he doesn't feel very well. Just look at his eyes. His lovely mummy tries to find lots of ways to make him feel better but in the end it's off to Doctor Duck.
ISBN 9780744589269
Publisher Walker Books, 2001
Wells, Rosemary
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15139
Fergal Onions
Fergal Onions has a television in every room and his life is shaped by the television schedule. One morning, he hears his young neighbour playing a tune on her violin and, in his quest to find out the origin of the familiar music, he discovers there's more to life than TV.
ISBN 9780702234484
Publisher University of Queensland Press, 2004
Harrison, John
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19172
Finding Monkey Moon
Michael and Monkey Moon are inseparable, especially when it's time for bed. But, one night, Monkey Moon is nowhere to be found and Michael's search for him goes way beyond the toy box.
ISBN 9781921720734
Publisher Walker Books, 2015
Pulford, Elizabeth & Wilkinson, Kate (ill)
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72101
Firefighters, The
Mrs Iverson and her class pretend to be firefighters, just like the real ones, then they meet genuine firefighters and climb aboard a real fire engine. What fun!
ISBN 9781921529498
Publisher Walker Books, 2010
Whiting, Sue & Rawlins, Donna (ill)
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5804
Firefly forest
Discover the magic! There's more to this forest than some choose to see, this magical place can set your heart free. Follow the glow of the fireflies to an enchanted space inhabited by unseen creatures. Who do you think lives there? Fairies or gnomes or pixies?
ISBN 9781250122636
Publisher Pan MacMillan, 2018
Frampton, Robyn & Heath, Mike (ill)
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3397
Fireman Sam: red alert
Norman learns a valuable lesson about how important it is not to be careless with drink bottles. Fireman Sam comes to the rescue after some misadventures himself, and shares his safety tips.
ISBN 9781405229340
Publisher Egmont Childrens, 2007
Egmont (pub)
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15040
First day at school, The
The first day at school contains new experiences and can be a bit scary. Simple illustrations and relevant language will help younger students.
ISBN 9781903012550
Publisher Watts Publishing Group, 2002
Jagtenberg, Yvonne
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First week at cow school
Marjorie, the cow, feels jolly proud when her daughter, Daisy, starts school. But, lessons aren't as easy as they seem. Daisy can't hoof paint or swat flies like the other cows, and cowpat training is a disaster. Yet, Marjorie soon discovers that Daisy has a surprising talent to make her stand out from the herd.
ISBN 9780007273386
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, UK, 2011
Cutbill, Andy & Ayto, Russell (ill)
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32645
Fish
A little penguin goes looking for fish.
ISBN 9780994467812
Publisher Rabbit Books, 2017
Stadermann, Jane
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15266
Fish (Marine life for young readers)
Very simple text with full page photographic illustrations that teach about fish. Contains a glossary and index.
ISBN 9780733912849
Series Marine life for young readers series (20 books)
Publisher Longman, 1999
Swartz, Stanley L & Yin, Robert (phot)
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4109
Five little men in a flying saucer
When five little men from Outer Space come to visit Earth, they don't like what they see. Finding a spoiled and neglected planet, the little men fly away, one by one.
ISBN 9781904550303
Series Classic books with holes series (21 books)
Publisher Child's Play International Ltd, 2005
Crisp, Dan (ill)
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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.
71129
Flood, The
Mrs Farmer loves her animals and takes them all inside during the floods. They get into no end of mischief and enjoy themselves, so much so that when the water subsides they are loathe to leave. After a stint in their own domain Mrs Farmer invites them all back again.
ISBN 9781921136214
Publisher Windy Hollow Books, 2007
Gray, Nigel & Hurst, Elise (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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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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14987
Food for thought
Shapes, colours, numbers, letters and opposites are all illustrated quaintly with fruit and vegetables.
ISBN 9780439110181
Publisher Arthur A Levine Books, 2005
Topics / K-2 Numeracy /
Freymann, Saxton
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14476
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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15215
Forests (Habitats of the world)
Simple text, suitable for an independent reader, with beautifully presented photographic illustrations, looking at examples of the plant and animal life that inhabit forests. Includes good information, a glossary of terms and an index.
ISBN 9780733924514
Series Habitats of the world series (10 books)
Publisher Pearson Education Australia, 2000
Ballance, Alison
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17449
Fox & Goldfish
Fox knows that Goldfish is very unwell and that his time has come. But, first, there are places they simply must see and things they absolutely must do. So, Fox and Goldfish embark on a wordless adventure.
ISBN 9780994128218
Publisher Book Island, 2016
Pieters, Nils
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5545
Fox and the crow, The
Fox is very hungry and very cunning. When he sees Crow, with her beak full of tasty, yellow cheese, he works out how to persuade Crow to let it go. Retelling of an Aesop fable.
ISBN 9781409584834
Publisher Usborne Publishing Ltd, 2014
Dickins, Rosie (retell) & Martinez, Roco (ill)
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Frances series
Any two books from this series may be read as Challenge books and up to five more can be read as personal choice books. Go to the online booklists for the PRC ID of the individual books in this series.
Series Frances series (7 books)
Hoban, Russell
No book cover.
574292

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Freddie and the fairy
Freddie is delighted when he meets a fairy who offers to grant his every wish. But Bessie-Belle can't hear very well, and all Freddie's wishes come out wrong. Whatever can they do?
ISBN 9780330511186
Publisher MacMillan, 2010
Donaldson, Julia & George, Karen (ill)
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1159
Fredrik goes bananas
Fredrik Lotsie lives on Snowsmoke Island where the only thing to eat is fish. Fish for breakfast, fish for lunch, fish for dinner. But Fredrik has a terrible secret, he's sick of eating fish. He comes up with a plan to fix his fishy problem but, while he's hard at work, everyone else just thinks he's gone bananas.
ISBN 9781741691139
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2009
Firth, Melissa & Orsini, Cheryl
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15223
Freshwater (Habitats of the world)
Simple text, suitable for an independent reader, with beautifully presented photographic illustrations, looking at examples of the plant and animal life that inhabit fresh water. Includes good information, a glossary of terms and an index.
ISBN 9780733924545
Series Habitats of the world series (10 books)
Publisher Pearson Education Australia, 2000
Ballance, Alison
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8189
Frida and Bear
Friends, Frida and Bear, love to draw. One day, when Bear can't think of anything to draw, Frida draws him a shape to finish. This leads to an exciting game with some unexpected and entertaining results.
ISBN 9781406353990
Publisher Walker Books, 2015
Bartholin, Hanne & Browne, Anthony (ill)
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18551
Friends of Apple Street, The
On Apple Street, the sun is shining and six friends are each doing what they like best of all. But, then pitter, patter, plop, splat, it's raining in Apple Street. Yhe six friends might have to change their plans.
ISBN 9780734409591
Publisher Thomas C Lothian Pty Ltd, 2006
Pignataro, Anna
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12465
Full moon barnyard dance
The barnyard animals can't sleep. Deciding that a dance would be enjoyable, they line up two by two. As clouds cover the moon, the animals find it difficult to see their dancing partners. When the sky clears, the animals are dismayed.
ISBN 9780763618780
Publisher Candlewick Press, 2003
Schaefer, Carole Lexa & Davenier, Christine (ill)
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580033

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Funky chicken: Mission incrocible
What news has our friend Funky Chook in a flap? And why have his friends interrupted his nap? Strap yourself in for a tropical trek through the great Aussie outback. Join Funky Chicken with friends, old and new, in their wildest ride yet, out beyond Humpty Doo!
ISBN 9780994284655
Publisher Funkybooks, 2018
Collin, Chris & Kitchin, Megan (ill)
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643300

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Game, The
Using the club mascots and various Rugby League players and captains, these books will allow readers to read about Rugby League and their favourite clubs and players, whilst engaging with text and practicing reading strategies.
ISBN 9781458649119
Series Rugby League Reads K-2 League Stars (1 of 24)
Publisher MacMillan, 2011
Hirsch, Suzan
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8016
Gary
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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2271
George flies south
Winter is on the way and it's time to fly south. But, George isn't quite ready to leave his nest yet. When an enormous gust of wind blows the nest out of the tree, things start getting really interesting for George and his mother.
ISBN 9781406328868
Publisher Walker Books, 2011
James, Simon
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130923
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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38395
Go home, cheeky animals
At Canteen Creek where we live, there are cheeky dogs everywhere. But, when the cheeky goats, donkeys, buffaloes and camels make mischief in the camp, the dogs just lie there. That is, until those pesky animals really go too far. Then, the cheeky camp dogs roar into action.
ISBN 9781760291655
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2016
Bell, Johanna & Beasley, Dion (ill)
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21698
Go, dog, go
A humorous book, full of brightly coloured, busy dogs and fun use of language. Ideal for beginning readers.
ISBN 9780007225460
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, UK, 2006
Eastman, P D
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7782
Goanna was hungry, The
Imagine being at a camp in the Great Victorian Desert. Imagine being one of the ten lucky kids chosen to work with two of Australia's best-loved author-illustrators. Kids from Tjuntjuntjara, Mt Margaret, Menzies and Melbourne spent five days at a writing and illustrating camp on Spinifex Country. This is their book and their stories.
ISBN 9780994465412
Publisher Indigenous Literacy Foundation, 2016
James, Ann & Morgan, Sally
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14988
Goat, the duck and the bale of hay, The
The goat, the duck, the mermaid, the dog and assorted friends set off in a mystical boat with their bale of hay. Simple but poetic language brings this magical tale to life. Well-suited for a newly independent reader.
ISBN 9780670040438
Publisher Penguin, 2004
Flynn, Rachel & Jellett, Tom (ill)
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2278
Gobbling tree, The
Join Zac and his friends as they try to retrieve their belongings from a tree that is determined to keep everything that lands in it.
ISBN 9781921042973
Publisher New Frontier Publishing, 2008
Carthew, Mark & Boyer, Susy (ill)
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12085
Going home
You'll never find Hugo whining that he's bored. Even in hospital, when there isn't much else to do except look out the window, he can amuse himself, especially with a zoo next door. Hugo inspires all the other children that he meets.
ISBN 9781921529047
Publisher Walker Books, 2009
Wild, Margaret & Harris, Wayne (ill)
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12180
Going on a school trip
Georgia, a young schoolgirl who is blind, enjoys a school excursion.
ISBN 9780749636708
Publisher Watts, 2000
Church, Diane
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12181
Going shopping
Sara has muscular dystrophy and uses a wheelchair. Sara and Moya go shopping, have lunch and buy each other treats on their day out.
ISBN 9780749636715
Publisher Watts, 2000
Church, Diane
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643302

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Going to the game
Using the club mascots and various Rugby League players and captains, these books will allow readers to read about Rugby League and their favourite clubs and players, whilst engaging with text and practicing reading strategies.
ISBN 9781458649126
Series Rugby League Reads K-2 League Stars (2 of 24)
Publisher MacMillan, 2011
Hirsch, Suzan
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569198
Going to the volcano
Dwayne and Jane-i want to see the volcano! They'll ride a great dance-o to see the volcano! And climb up a crane-o to see the volcano! What could possible go wrong?
ISBN 9781444933444
Publisher Hachette Children's Books, 2018
Stanton, Andy & Ordonez, Miguel (ill)
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15098
Goodnight Harry
Harry, the elephant, can't get to sleep. He tries all sorts of activities to help him get to sleep. Thank goodness for friends.
ISBN 9781844285006
Publisher Walker Books, 2004
Lewis, Kim
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582933

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Goodnight, numbers
Numbers are all around us. Snuggle up and see!
ISBN 9781101933787
Publisher Penguin Random House Australia, 2017
McKellar, Danica & Padron, Alicia (ill)
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12213
Grandad's magic
Alison loves Grandad's magic. She is shocked when, one Sunday, Grandad attempts his greatest trick of all and juggles with disaster.
ISBN 9780744589160
Publisher Walker Books, 2002
Graham, Bob
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1998
Grandfather
Grandfather has a junk shop which is a delightful place for his granddaughter to explore, play and dress up in. A wordless picture book told through beautiful collages.
ISBN 9781863880886
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 1994
Baker, Jeannie
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9615
Grandma fox
The chickens are in danger once more as Fast Fox fancies a chicken sandwich. He disguises himself as a grandma, a doctor and a postman as he plots to catch the unsuspecting chickens.
ISBN 9780140564020
Publisher Penguin Books Ltd, UK, 2000
Ahlberg, Allan & Amstutz, Andre (ill)
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21596
Grandma Wombat
She eats. She sleeps. She scratches. And, like all grandmas, she thinks her grandson is the best-behaved baby ever. But, this baby has other ideas.
ISBN 9780732299590
Publisher Angus & Robertson (HarperCollins), 2016
French, Jackie & Whatley, Bruce (ill)
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12292
Grandpa and Thomas
Thomas and Grandpa go to the beach. The sun is shining, the gulls are screeching and the sea is singing. This lovely picture book gently unfolds the special relationship between a grandfather and his grandchild.
ISBN 9780670041572
Publisher Penguin, 2003
Allen, Pamela
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17158
Grandpa baby
While Mum and Dad are working, Grandpa looks after Georgie. They read stories, plant flowers and play dress-ups. One day, Georgie decides they should swap roles. Find out what Georgie and Grandpa Baby get up to, now that Georgie is in charge.
ISBN 9780670071746
Publisher Viking Children's, 2009
Wild, Margaret & Niland, Deborah (ill)
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4024
Grandpa's big adventure
I'm afraid of the water but Grandpa loves it, and he's teaching me to swim. If I can swim, maybe I'll have adventures like him one day.
ISBN 9780670078172
Publisher Penguin Books Australia, 2016
Newman, Paul & Jellett, Tom (ill)
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12282
Grandpa's shorts
When the family invite Grandma and Grandpa to the beach, Grandpa begins to hunt for his beach shorts. Grandma doesn't want Grandpa to wear his old beach shorts but he is determined to find them. The kids think he looks pretty cool.
ISBN 9781869431563
Publisher Scholastic New Zealand, 2001
Watson, Joy & Hodder, Wendy (ill)
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569499
Grandpa's space adventure
I'm scared of the dark, but Grandpa says we can still have FUN so he's taking me camping. Maybe I'll be able to have space adventures like him one day.
ISBN 9780143785569
Publisher Penguin, 2018
Newman, Paul & Jellett, Tom (ill)
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15218
Grasslands (Habitats of the world)
Simple text, suitable for an independent reader, with beautifully presented photographic illustrations, looking at examples of the plant and animal life that inhabit grasslands. Includes good information, a glossary of terms and an index.
ISBN 9780733924439
Series Habitats of the world series (10 books)
Publisher Pearson Education Australia, 2000
Ballance, Alison
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Great big animal ask, The
The animals have great big questions. They are concerned that they are not acceptable; perhaps they are too tall, too growly or too spiky. It turns out that they are all just right, they just didn't know for what they were right.
ISBN 9780734406323
Publisher Thomas C Lothian Pty Ltd, 2004
Hathorn, Libby & Pignataro, Anna (ill)
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12191
Great castle of Marshmangle, The
A child meets his grandfather for the first time and goes to stay at his house. He thinks his grandfather is the funniest man he has ever seen. A lively and humorous picture book.
ISBN 9780862647926
Publisher Andersen Press Ltd, 1999
Doyle, Malachy & Hess, Paul (ill)
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15055
Great divide, The
A race begins with eighty competitors. Various obstacles keep halving the race until the finish line. There may not be anyone to cross the line and win.
ISBN 9780763615925
Publisher Candlewick Press, 2005
Topics / K-2 Numeracy /
Dodds, Dayle Ann & Mitchell, Tracy (ill)
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46737
Great expedition, The
A team of brave, very young explorers cross wild country to deliver a valuable parcel. The journey is punishing. Some of the young explorers don't make it. But, in the end, two courageous souls will be admired and remembered for many years to come.
ISBN 9781921042812
Publisher New Frontier Publishing, 2011
Carnavas, Peter
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22457
Great Googly Moogly, The
Nobody has ever been able to catch the legendary Googly Moogly fish. Stella aims to do just that, with different fishing gear and different bate, she sets out to catch her dream fish.
ISBN 9781846436390
Publisher Child's Play International Ltd, 2014
Dicmas, Courtney
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12470
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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12498
Great ocean walk
When a boy and his father take a walk along the beautiful, wild beaches of the Great Ocean Road, they find lots of interesting treasures. The next question is what will they do with their collection.
ISBN 9780734405777
Publisher Thomas C Lothian Pty Ltd, 2003
Novak, Jiri Tibor
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12033
Green eggs and ham
Sam-I-am persists in pestering a grumpy grouch to try a plate of green eggs and ham. You never know what you will like until you try it.
ISBN 9780001713062
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, UK, 1983
Seuss, Dr
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2037
Greetings from Sandy Beach
The weekend at Sandy Beach doesn't start well when the whole family leaves home in a flood of tears and discovers a bike gang set up at their campsite. The story is great fun and the bikies turn out to be very helpful.
ISBN 9780850917802
Publisher Thomas C Lothian Pty Ltd, 1996
Graham, Bob
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17417
Grug and his bicycle
You'll never forget how to ride a bicycle when you learn with Grug.
ISBN 9780731813988
Series Grug series (34 books)
Publisher Simon & Schuster, 2009
Prior, Ted
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17960
Grug and the rainbow
With Grug, you can make a rainbow that really lasts.
ISBN 9780731813902
Series Grug series (34 books)
Publisher Simon & Schuster (Australia) Limited, 2009
Prior, Ted
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11735
Grug at the snow
I wonder who is dashing through the snow on a homemade sleigh.
ISBN 9780731813971
Series Grug series (34 books)
Publisher Simon & Schuster (Australia) Limited, 2009
Prior, Ted
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19276
Grug gets lost
One day, on his way home from shopping, Grug finds his path blocked by a fallen tree. Grug walks around the tree, but then he can not see the path. He keeps walking, but he has never been into this part of the forest before.
ISBN 9781925030518
Series Grug series (34 books)
Publisher Simon & Schuster, 2015
Prior, Ted
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3028
Grug meets a dinosaur
One hot morning, Grug decides to go to the creek for a swim. On his way there, he spots a strange creature lying on a rock. It looks like a dinosaur. The dinosaur chases Grug to the creek, and it follows him. Grug swims across the creek, and so does the dinosaur. Grug sits down for a rest under a tree. The dinosaur is nowhere to be seen.
ISBN 9781925030525
Series Grug series (34 books)
Publisher Simon & Schuster, 2015
Prior, Ted
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Grug series
Cute series about a little monster who was originally the grassy top of a Burrawong tree that fell to the ground. 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 Grug series (34 books)
Prior, Ted
No book cover.
19210
Grug the superhero
One morning, Grug wakes up and decides to become a superhero. Wearing a cape, a mask and a sword made from sticks, Grug and Cara, his best friend, transform the Grugmobile into the Zoom Zoom Car, and head off to save someone. But, the Zoom Zoom Car has too much zoom and Grug and Cara discover that, before they save someone else, they had better save themselves.
ISBN 9781925030501
Series Grug series (34 books)
Publisher Simon & Schuster (Australia) Limited, 2014
Prior, Ted
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21612
Grumpy Grandpa
A little girl is nervous about visiting her Grandpa who looks grumpy and scary, but she soon discovers that people, and grandpas, are never quite like they seem.
ISBN 9781742831756
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2013
Forsyth, Kate & White, Annie (ill.)
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8588
Grumpy little king
The little king was always grumpy. He was fed up with being only a little king of a tiny nation instead of ruling over an enormous country and being famous. So, the little king decided to start a war. But, it didn't quite work out the way he planned.
ISBN 9781742375724
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2011
Streich, Michel
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28527
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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Habitats of the world 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 Habitats of the world series (10 books)
Ballance, Alison
No book cover.
Hairy Maclary and Friends series
Rhyming picture books. 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 Hairy Maclary and Friends series (20 books)
Dodd, Lynley
No book cover.
15312
Hairy Maclary scattercat
Hairy Maclary loves chasing things, particularly cats. Then, he meets his match.
ISBN 9780140505801
Series Hairy Maclary and Friends series (20 books)
Publisher Puffin UK, 1987
Dodd, Lynley
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11480
Hairy Maclary's bone
Hairy Maclary is given a bone by his friend, the butcher, and he has to outsmart his good buddies, including Schnitzel von Krumm and Hercules Morse, so he can have the bone all to himself.
ISBN 9781582460604
Series Hairy Maclary and Friends series (20 books)
Publisher Bloomsbury, 2001
Dodd, Lynley
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11822
Hark, it's me, Ruby Lee!
Ruby Lee is a little girl with a very big imagination. Every week Ruby's teacher, Mrs Majestic-Jones, asks special people to do special jobs in her class. Ruby would do anything to be the messenger, as she's the best in her class at announcing. But will her wild imagination get in the way?
ISBN 9780734416551
Publisher Pan MacMillan, 2017
Shanahan, Lisa & Binny (ill)
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19246
Harold and the purple crayon
"One evening, after thinking it over for some time, Harold decided to go for a walk in the moonlight." Armed only with an oversized purple crayon, young Harold draws himself a landscape full of wonder and excitement.
ISBN 9780007464371
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, UK, 2012
Johnson, Crockett
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12285
Harry by the sea
At the seaside, Harry, the little black and white dog, gets tangled in a bunch of seaweed and comes out of the water looking like a monster, frightening everyone on the beach.
ISBN 9780099189718
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 1994
Zion, Gene & Graham, Margaret Bloy (ill)
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12097
Harry the dirty dog
The delightful story of Harry, the little white dog with black spots, who tries very hard to avoid having a bath.
ISBN 9780099978701
Publisher Red Fox, 1990
Zion, Gene & Graham, Margaret Bloy (ill)
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16350
Has anyone here seen William
William is never where he should be. His vanishing act reaches its peak on his second birthday.
ISBN 9781406316131
Publisher Walker Books, 2008
Graham, Bob
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13132
Hattie and the fox
Hattie, the hen, spies a nose and then some eyes in the bushes. None of the other animals are interested until Hattie realises what it is and calls out.
ISBN 9780868963174
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2006
Fox, Mem & Mullins, Patricia (ill)
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7474
Have you ever seen a Sneep
Oscar is just trying to enjoy a day out but, every time his back is turned, the Sneep and its mischievous friends sneak up and spoil his fun. From one hair-raising surprise to the next, the boy explains his monster troubles to us.
ISBN 9780374328689
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2009
Pym, Tasha & Stewart, Joel (ill)
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31123
Heads and tails insects
You can only see my tail, what insect am I?
ISBN 9780994384164
Publisher Berbay Publishing, 2018
Canty, John
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570815
Heart of a whale, The
Whales song was so beautiful it could reach the furthest of faraways. It sang of happiness and hope, magic and wonder, always and everywhere. But Whale wishes with all his heart to find a friend somewhere in the vast, endless sea. Can his wish be carried over the ocean for someone to follow?
ISBN 9781743817629
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2018
Pignataro, Anna
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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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15313
Hedgehog howdedo
An engaging counting book with rhyming text and delightful illustrations.
ISBN 9780140568851
Series Hairy Maclary and Friends series (20 books)
Publisher Puffin UK, 2002
Topics / K-2 Numeracy /
Dodd, Lynley
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12296
Hello puppy
Bridie would love a puppy of her own, but her mum says she can't have one just yet. So Bridie waves her hands, works some magic and finds the puppy she wants - in her grandad.
ISBN 9780670040568
Publisher Penguin, 2003
Cox, David
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6525
Hello world
Mr and Mrs Mo are busy painting the house and the monster is bored, until he gets a grand idea. He's off to see the world. But, his adventure becomes bigger than he expected and the monster wishes Mrs Mo had come after all, and with some sandwiches.
ISBN 9781927271995
Publisher Gecko Press, 2015
Beavis, Paul
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12130
Henry and Amy: right-way-round and upside down
Everything Henry tries to do straight turns out wiggly but his friend Amy always does everything perfectly. Henry shows her the fun of being topsy-turvy.
ISBN 9781863889988
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2000
King, Stephen Michael
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32281
Henry's pirate adventure
Henry is just a normal boy. But one day, as he is walking home from school, he sees a water bottle on the ground. What follows is a brilliant idea for an adventure! Follow Henry and his wondrous imagination as he builds a ship fit for a pirate. What will happen when he sets sail?
ISBN 9781760454425
Publisher Lake Press Pty Ltd, 2017
McKenzie, Heath & Nixon, Livinia (ill)
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14983
Herbert and Harry
Herbert and Harry were brothers who did everything together till the day they have a falling out over treasure. One becomes very rich, the other stays poor but it remains to be seen whether either of them are happy.
ISBN 9780140567830
Publisher Puffin Australia, 2000
Allen, Pamela
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15099
Here comes the crocodile
A crocodile goes looking for lunch but all the jungle animals argue their way out of being his meal.
ISBN 9780864615947
Publisher Koala Books, 2004
White, Kathryn & Terry, Michael (ill)
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61652
Hetty's day out
One morning, Hetty, a large grey cat, wakes up, squeezes through her cat door and sets off to visit all the people in her neighbourhood. Everyone has something special for Hetty to snack on, in increasing quantities, none of which Hetty can refuse. When Hetty tries to get to her cushion for a nap she realises, in a most unusual way, just how much she's eaten.
ISBN 9780670074471
Publisher Penguin Books Australia, 2010
Allen, Pamela
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5858
Hickory Dickory Dash
Before the clock infamously strikes one, a poor mother mouse must search the house for her two missing sons. But she'd better watch out for the cat! Hickory Dickory Dash is the National Simultaneous Storytime book for 2018.
ISBN 9781743811160
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2018
Wilson, Tony & Wood, Laura
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Hole story, The
One day Charlie finds a hole. A hole of his very own! He picks it up and pops it in his pocket. But it doesn't take Charlie long to realise that a hole in your pocket is not a good thing to have...
ISBN 9781925591125
Publisher Fremantle Press, 2018
Canby, Kelly
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16015
Home in the rain
In heavy rain, Francie and her mum, who is expecting a baby girl, are driving home from Grandma's. When they're still far from home, they pull over for a picnic. As the car steams up, Francie presses her little finger on the window, spelling out Daddy and Mummy. She leave one space free, ready and waiting for the name of her soon-to-be sister.
ISBN 9781406368239
Publisher Walker Books Australia Pty Ltd, 2016
Graham, Bob
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29979
Homer the library cat
Homer is a very quiet cat. He lives in a very quiet house with a very quiet lady. One day, while the lady is away, Homer hears a very loud crash and out the window he goes. He takes an unexpected tour of the neighbourhood and discovers it's a surprisingly hectic place. Poor Homer just wants to find a spot where he can curl up, undisturbed.
ISBN 9781406336566
Publisher Walker Books, 2011
Lindbergh, Reeve & Wilsdorf, Anne (ill)
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15053
Honey and Bear
Honey and Bear are good friends and do lots of things together. Sometimes, they feel bored or cross but they always look after each other. Contains five stories.
ISBN 9780143305002
Publisher Puffin Australia, 2010
Dubosarsky, Ursula & Brooks, Ron (ill)
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5439
Horses: Wild & tame
From the earliest cave paintings of wild horses to domesticated ones today, horses have been a huge part of human history. See how the horse evolved from its ancient relatives, learn about famous horses from history and discover interesting facts along the way in this elegantly illustrated book.
ISBN 9781911171324
Publisher Flying Eye Books, 2017
Volant, Iris & Vogel, Jarom (ill)
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13807
Horton hatches the egg
A fun, rhyming story about good-natured Horton whose dependability pays off.
ISBN 9780007175192
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, UK, 2004
Seuss, Dr
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4571
Houndsley and Catina
Houndsley is a loyal friend to Catina. He encourages her writing pursuits and wants desperately to see what she has put down in words. Catina is just as loyal and compassionate to Houndsley, and absolutely adores the creative and tasty meals he concocts. But sometimes, no matter how much heart and soul goes into an individual's efforts, things don't always work out as expected.
ISBN 9780763624040
Publisher Candlewick Press, 2006
Howe, James and Gay, Marie-Louise (ill)
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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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House of her own, A
Audrey is bigger than she was yesterday. Now she needs a bigger house. So she asks her Dad to build her one, at the top of a tree. It is an ideal house, perfect in every way. Except for one thing.
ISBN 9781742974620
Publisher Hardie Grant Egmont, 2014
Hughes, Jenny & Bentley, Jonathan (ill)
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12247
How I became a pirate
Jeremy Jacob joins Braid Beard and his pirate crew and finds out about pirate language, pirate manners and other aspects of their life.
ISBN 9780152018481
Publisher Harcourt Children's Books, 2003
Long, Melinda & Shannon, David (ill)
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How the sun got to Coco's house
The journey of the sun is captured as it travels from the far side of the world, rising up behind a snowy peak and casting its mellow dawn light for the wandering polar bears. The sun leaps whole countries, chasing the night, before bursting at last in a fanfare of warm golden light through little Coco's window.
ISBN 9781406359008
Publisher Walker Books, 2015
Graham, Bob
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574730

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How to become a knight: In ten easy lessons
The King needs a new knight! But with Sir Simpleton training Sam in all the wrong ways, how will he ever master the tricks of the trade?
ISBN 9781454923305
Publisher Sterling Publishing Co, 2018
Tarpley, Todd & Harney, Jenn (ill)
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How to catch a monster
Lukas sits on the edge of his bed every night waiting for his scary monster, until he hatches a plan to catch it once and for all.
ISBN 9781742832791
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2013
Bollenbach, Christina
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15054
Howler
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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15036
Hugo the flying firefighter
Hugo saves the day when he spots a house fire from his aeroplane and alerts the neighbourhood by sky writing an alarm.
ISBN 9781741143348
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2005
Broekstra, Lorette
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Hugo the lifesaving sailor
Hugo sails away in 'Gypsy' from Hometown. Then the wind picks up and Hugo is in grave danger.
ISBN 9781741750454
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2005
Broekstra, Lorette
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29908
Hungry lion or a dwindling assortment of animals, A
Once upon a time there was a hungry lion and a bunch of adorable animals. I wonder what happened next.
ISBN 9781481448901
Publisher Atheneum Books for Young Readers, 2011
Cummins, Lucy Ruth
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Hunwick's egg
Hunwick, an old bilby, finds an object which he thinks is an egg and he cares for it. Eventually, he realises that it is a stone and will never hatch but he continues to love it and care for it as his friend forever.
ISBN 9780670042302
Publisher Penguin, 2005
Fox, Mem & Lofts, Pamela (ill)
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21839
Hurry down to Derry fair
Billy Brown is in a hurry. The fair is starting now but his family is not hurrying too. Well, there are pies to be baked, wood to be chopped and animals to be brushed, all to show and sell at the fair. Only Grandma is ready to go.
ISBN 9781406303797
Publisher Walker Books, 2011
Chaconas, Dori & Tyler, Gillian (ill)
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12166
Husherbye
A lullaby in which we see three bears, a frog, a fish and the man in the moon all worn out at the end of the day and ready for bed.
ISBN 9780099408642
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2001
Burningham, John
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I am a warrior goddess
You do not have to be a grown-up to be a hero, and I am a Warrior Goddess shows how in the empowering tale of a little girl with big aspirations, each day is full of opportunities to make a positive impact with ordinary actions. As our heroine connects with the earth, takes care of her body, and finds strength in kindness, she discovers her inner warrior goddess and inspires young girls everywhere to do the same.
ISBN 9781683640059
Publisher Sounds True, 2018
Topics / Gender identity /
Adams, Jennifer & Lemniscates, Carme (ill)
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I am an ankylosaurus
An ankylosaurus lays her eggs then does battle to keep two predators away.
ISBN 9780340893845
Publisher Hodder Children's Books (Australia), 2004
Wallace, Karen & Bostock, Mike (ill)
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I am going
Gerald is careful. Piggie is not. Piggie cannot help smiling. Gerald can. They are best friends but Piggie ruins a perfectly good day by telling Gerald she is going. Gerald wonders who he will skip and play Ping-Pong with, and share wearing silly hats.
ISBN 9781423119906
Series Elephant & Piggie series (21 books)
Publisher Hyperion Books, 2010
Willems, Mo
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12286
I am too absolutely small for school
Lola agrees it would be handy to learn to read bedtime stories, write to Father Christmas and count biscuits, but she has told her brother, Charlie, that she probably doesn't have time to go to school. Her invisible friend doesn't want to go either.
ISBN 9781841213545
Publisher Watts Publishing Group, 2003
Child, Lauren
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15349
I can be safe
Shows children how to be safe and stay safe in lots of everyday situations.
ISBN 9780750242646
Publisher Hodder Children's Books (Australia), 2003
Thomas, Pat & Harker, Lesley
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I do not like books anymore!
Natalie and Alphonse really like books and stories. But when Natalie tries reading a book on her own, the letters and words look like scuttling insects, and it seems as if she might NOT like books ANYMORE!
ISBN 9781406369137
Publisher Walker Books, 2018
Hirst, Daisy
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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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12019
I like books
Funny books, scary books and books about monsters and pirates are all represented here. The endearing chimp appears in the clothes of each of the books' heroes.
ISBN 9780744555455
Publisher Walker Books, 1997
Browne, Anthony
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15035
I like cats
Rhyming story describing all different types of cats in various situations.
ISBN 9780735817746
Publisher North South Books, 2003
Hubbell, Patricia & Paparone, Pamela (ill)
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16565
I like myself
A picture book about self-awareness, acceptance and living life to the fullest.
ISBN 9780864616111
Publisher Koala Books, 2005
Beaumont, Karen & Catrow, David (ill)
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2018
I love holidays
Join Ollie and Fred as they splash by the sea and eat yummy, drippy ice creams.
ISBN 9781741692006
Series I love series (11 books)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2008
Walker, Anna
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17391
I love my Dad
Ollie and Dad love banana bread, climbing trees, piggyback rides and just being together.
ISBN 9781741693324
Series I love series (11 books)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2009
Walker, Anna
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I love 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 I love series (11 books)
Walker, Anna
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21456
I love vacations
Ollie the zebra loves many things but he especially loves vacations. Ollie celebrates all the wonderful things he loves about taking time off and experiencing new places.
ISBN 9781416983217
Series I love series (11 books)
Publisher Simon & Schuster, 2011
Walker, Anna
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I remember
I remember is an exquisite tale of memory. Set in the Geraldton area of Western Australia, an elderly woman remembers the camping trips of her childhood. As her recollections fade in and out, she is drawn to think about the elusiveness of what she can remember from so long ago.
ISBN 9781925360769
Publisher Magabala Books, 2018
Crawford, Joanne & Jordinson, Kerry Anne (ill)
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24065
I spy Mum
The little boy searches for his mother and he spies all kinds of mums. A making mum, a baking mum and many other types of mums until he finds his own.
ISBN 9781921042164
Publisher New Frontier Publishing, 2010
Brian, Janeen & Stewart, Chantal (ill)
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12464
I took the moon for a walk
When the day has ended and everyone else has fallen asleep, a young boy embarks on an adventure with his friend, the Moon. Their unusual journey is described in a magical story celebrating the serene beauty of the world at night.
ISBN 9781841486024
Publisher Barefoot books, 2004
Curtis, Carolyn & Jay, Alison (ill)
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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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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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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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I wish I had a pirate suit
Peter has a pirate suit and his poor little brother has to be his prisoner and his crew. Will it ever change? A book that really understands what it's like to be a little brother.
ISBN 9780140509885
Publisher Puffin Australia, 1991
Allen, Pamela
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12137
I wish that I had duck feet
A boy uses his imagination to experiment with what life would be like if you had different animal parts. He discovers that there is a good and a bad side to everything but being yourself is the best of all.
ISBN 9780394800400
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 1991
Seuss, Dr
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15034
I'll see you in the morning
An evening lullaby consisting of rhyming language and appealing illustrations.
ISBN 9781920878511
Publisher Hardie Grant Egmont, 2005
Jolley, Mike & Moriuchi, Mique (ill)
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5468
I'm a duck
Now I'm a duck who's scared to go in the pond or lake, and so I cannot swim, and that is bad. A landlocked duck is very sad. Sometimes it takes a lot to get your webbed feet wet!
ISBN 9780763680329
Publisher Candlewick Press, 2018
Topics / Displacement /
Bunting, Eve & Hillenbrand, Will (ill)
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16532
I'm really not tired
Even before Dad tucks him in, Sam McKay has devised a plan to find out what really goes on in his house after bedtime. He is convinced that all the best things happen after he goes to bed. With his trusted furry accomplice, he hatches a plan to sneak downstairs and discover the fun for himself.
ISBN 9780979974618
Publisher Flashlight Press, 2008
Sunshine, Lori
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50714
I'm Taggarty Toad
Come and listen to Taggarty, the boastful Toad, as he relates his amazing adventures of bravery, cunning and mischief to an audience of animals. A surprising story with incredible, detailed illustrations.
ISBN 9781921529481
Publisher University of Western Australia Press, 2010
Pavey, Peter
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8426
If I was a banana
A boy's eye-view of the everyday brings alive all the wonder and oddity of the world inside our own heads.
ISBN 9781776570331
Publisher Gecko Press, 2016
Tylee, Alexandra & Rynhart, Kieran (ill)
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7344
Imagine
Two children imagine places and picture all the animals they would meet there. Some of the imaginary places include being deep in the jungle, under the sea, in a land of ice and snow, among steaming swamps and marshes.
ISBN 9781863732628
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 1992
Lester, Alison
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12210
In Redfern
Three young authors explore all their favourite places in the Sydney suburb of Redfern.
ISBN 9780975064078
Publisher Indij Readers, 2003
Gordon, Angelica & others
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16262
In the deep red desert
Explore the Australian desert through the eyes of a dingo.
ISBN 9781921136467
Publisher Windy Hollow Books, 2010
Lionetto-Civa, Angie & Booth, Christina (ill)
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15350
In the woods
One day, three teddy bears set off for a picnic in the woods. But, before too long, they are utterly lost and all their food has been eaten. At least there are no wolves in the wood or so they think.
ISBN 9780099417675
Publisher Red Fox, 2004
Wormell, Chris
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22955
In-between things
Between inside and outside, between upstairs and down, a world of in-between things can be found!
ISBN 9780763689834
Publisher Candlewick Press, 2018
Tey, Priscilla
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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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Inky the octopus
Out of this tank, I must be free. I must explore the open sea! Inky the octopus is bored with aquarium life and wants to escape to the ocean! But just how can an octopus in a tank get to the open seas?
ISBN 9781492654148
Publisher Sourcebooks Inc, 2018
Guendelsberger, Erin & Leonard, David (ill)
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14984
Inside Mary Elizabeth's house
Mary Elizabeth boasts to the boys that there is a monster in her house. The boys don't believe her so she invites them to dinner to convince them.
ISBN 9780140567113
Publisher Puffin Australia, 2001
Allen, Pamela
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21204
Is it a mermaid?
When Benjie and Bel find a strange creature on a tropical beach they know it's a dugong. But the dugong insists she is a beautiful mermaid and to prove it, she shows them her mermaid's tail and sings them a mermaid song. The children aren't convinced but they play with their new friend all the same. When it's time for her to go back to sea, there is one surprise left - could she be a mermaid after all?
ISBN 9781910959121
Publisher Otter-Barry books, 2018
Gourlay, Candy & Chessa, Francesca (ill)
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14995
Is it bedtime Wibbly Pig
Wibbly Pig finds many ways to delay bedtime. Even in his dreams, he is not going to stay in bed for long.
ISBN 9780340878644
Publisher Hodder Children's Books (Australia), 2005
Inkpen, Mick
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25741
Is your grandmother a goanna?
A little boy goes on a train to meet his grandmother. At each stop, he meets plenty of unusual characters. Join the fun and make plenty of noise.
ISBN 9780670071128
Publisher Penguin, 2007
Allen, Pamela
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8246
Isaac and his amazing Asperger superpowers
Isaac looks like everyone else but he actually has superpowers that make him different from his brother and his classmates. Some kids don't understand that and call him names. But, Isaac's superhero brain sees and remembers loads of things. He tends to say whatever comes into his head which he doesn't realise might be hurtful. Isaac is not really a superhero, he has Asperger syndrome, which means his brain works a little differently from yours.
ISBN 9781406344455
Publisher Walker Books, 2016
Walsh, Melanie
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15214
Islands (Habitats of the world)
Simple text, suitable for an independent reader, with beautifully presented photographic illustrations, looking at examples of the plant and animal life that inhabit islands. Good information, a glossary of terms and an index.
ISBN 9780733925023
Series Habitats of the world series (10 books)
Publisher Pearson Education Australia, 2001
Ballance, Alison
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5802
It is a try!
In rugby league, scoring a try is the aim of the game. Find out how to score one and what happens then.
ISBN 9781458649188
Series Rugby League Reads K-2 League Stars (8 of 24)
Publisher National Rugby League, 2010
Hirsch, Suzan
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6334
It's a secret
Marie Elaine wants to know where cats go when they are let out at night. One night, when Marie Elaine discovers Malcolm, her cat, all dressed up in fancy clothes and a hat for a party, she wants to go too. When Marie Elaine promises to keep it a secret, puts on her party dress and gets small enough to fit through the cat-flap, Malcolm agrees that she can come.
ISBN 9781406314472
Publisher Walker Books, 2009
Burningham, John
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29842
It's hard to love a tiger
I wish I had a tiger, a tiger from the zoo. A tiger of my own to love - a tiger just like you. A funny rhyming story about a little girl and a troublesome (but lovable) tiger.
ISBN 9781743817582
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2018
Pignataro, Anna
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7073
It's raining, it's pouring, we're exploring
Bad weather stops the three children from playing outside. But, with a few home-made props and a bit of imagination, they have a wonderful time.
ISBN 9781846431173
Publisher Child's Play International Ltd, 2007
Peters, Polly & Stockham, Jess (ill)
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587897

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Ivanhoe Swift left home at six
Ivanhoe Swift left home when he was six. He had heard many songs about the world, and it was time to see it for himself.
ISBN 9781760631864
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2019
Godwin, Jane & Yi, A. (ill)
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574283

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Jacaranda magic
Five friends are feeling bored on a hot sticky day. Just when they think they'll never find anything fun to play, a simple gust of wind changes everything.
ISBN 9781925804010
Publisher Ford Street Publishing, 2018
Patterson, Dannika & Forward, Megan (ill)
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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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15359
Jack and the beanstalk
Find out what happens to Jack when he visits the giant's castle in this gleeful version of the classic children's story.
ISBN 9781901223378
Publisher Barefoot books, 2002
Walker, Richard & Sharkey, Niamh
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15051
Jack in a box
Jack uses his imagination to visualise and play with the boxes left over from Tom's birthday presents.
ISBN 9780007104109
Publisher HarperCollins Australia, 2004
Jarman, Julia & Pottie,Marjolein (ill)
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9882
Jeremy's tail
Jeremy, blindfolded and on his way to pin the tail on the donkey, takes a circuitous route that carries him far away, over the ocean and into space.
ISBN 9780868965888
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2001
Ball, Duncan & Rawlins, Donna (ill)
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32613
Jerome's gift
Over mountain and valley and stream he must go, across perilous sea, to a place where they know of a kindly old uncle who might lend some aid. The council agreed that a plan must be made. This most dangerous duty was all up to him, to provide precious food for his withering kin.
ISBN 9780648018506
Publisher Trent Denham, 2017
Denham, Trent
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9406
Jessica Joan
Jessica Joan goes shopping and her quiet life will never be the same.
ISBN 9781863303675
Publisher Egmont Childrens, 1999
Orr, Wendy & James, Ann (ill)
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12214
Jethro Byrde, fairy child
Annabelle's mother doesn't believe in fairies but Anabelle does. One day, she meets an entire tiny fairy family who have crash landed in her urban backyard of cement and weeds. Her play area becomes a very special place.
ISBN 9780744588637
Publisher Walker Books, 2002
Graham, Bob
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12252
Jillian Jiggs
Jillian Jiggs is a little girl who hates to clean her room. She always promises her mum that she will clean it, but then forgets when her friends come over.
ISBN 9780590748759
Publisher Scholastic US, 1985
Gilman, Phoebe
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12254
Jillian Jiggs to the rescue
Jillian's sister, Rebecca, has a scary dream about a monster and Jillian decides to do something about it.
ISBN 9780590746168
Publisher Scholastic US, 1994
Gilman, Phoebe
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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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12277
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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20433
Journey
In this wordless picture book, a lonely girl, whose family members are all too occupied with some form of technology to pay her any attention, discovers a red crayon, draws a door on her bedroom wall and walks into a world where she controls a fantastic journey.
ISBN 9781406342307
Publisher Walker Books, 2013
Becker, Aaron
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Journey home, The
One day, Wild and Woolly dig such a big hole in their sandpit that they fall through to the North Pole. They set out on their journey home, visiting interesting houses and characters along the way.
ISBN 9780340605424
Publisher Hodder Headline Australia Pty Ltd, 2005
Lester, Alison
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Jump and Shout
Jump and shout, clap and cheer on this rollicking adventure with a lively family. Join them as they swing, skip and tumble through the neighbourhood on a joyful day out.
ISBN 9780648086819
Publisher Little Book Press, 2017
Dumbleton, Mike & Carnavas, Peter (ill)
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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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12415
Jump in
Miss Lollipop is lonely so she buys a little truck. When she drives down to the river, in jump a lot of things you wouldn't expect. Find out who jumps in, in this funny animal farce with lots of counting.
ISBN 9780340739907
Publisher Hodder Children's Books (Australia), 1999
Topics / K-2 Numeracy /
Whybrow, Ian & Melling, David (ill)
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15315
Jungle drums
Little Ngiri is the smallest warthog in Africa and tired of being teased by his bigger brothers and sisters. Then, the old wildebeest gives Ngiri a set of magic drums.
ISBN 9780670041084
Publisher Penguin, 2004
Base, Graeme
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12154
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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12321
Just the right stripes
Little Zebra tries to count how many stripes he has. He wonders if he has too many and he wants to find out. All the animals have something to say and he worries until he gets home to his dad, who has just the right explanation.
ISBN 9780864613967
Publisher Koala Books, 2002
Gray, Nigel & Brown, Deborah (ill)
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23611
Just the way we are
Meet Anna, Chiara, Henry, Izzy and Jack. Their families might not look like your family but, that's okay, they are perfect just the way they are.
ISBN 9780733331626
Publisher ABC Books, 2015
Shirvington, Jessica & Robertson, Claire (ill)
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13758
Kangaroo at the zoo
What a hullabaloo, someone is new at the zoo. It's a kangaroo.
ISBN 9781409580447
Publisher Usborne Publishing Ltd, 2016
Sims, Lesley & Semple, David (ill)
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22982
Kaya's heart song
Kaya is looking for her heart song - the song that happy hearts sing. Her search takes her on a journey deep into the jungle where a broken down carousel waits for a very special song to make it turn again.
ISBN 9781911373223
Publisher Lantana Publishing, 2018
Sanders, Diwa Tharan, & Canzi, Nerina (ill)
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2490
Keeping up with grandma
Grandma decides that she and Grandpa should do things together such as sailing, horse riding, tobogganing and dancing. Grandpa has trouble keeping up so perhaps they are better off with their individual hobbies, painting and making cakes.
ISBN 9781865041629
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2000
Winch, John
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4541
King of Quizzical Island digs through the world
The King is to prove that the world is round, so he makes a spade with a diamond blade and starts digging.
ISBN 9781406312140
Publisher Walker Books, 2011
Snell, Gordon & McKee, David (ill)
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22992
King with dirty feet, The
The king hasn't had a bath for a whole year. He is starting to smell! When he finally bathes in the river, he can't get his feet clean. Who can solve the problem of the king's dirty feet?
ISBN 9781910959237
Publisher Otter-Barry books, 2018
Clayton, Sally Pomme, & Sanderson, Rhiannon
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12482
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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12409
Kipper's toybox
Someone or something has been nibbling a hole in Kipper's toybox.
ISBN 9780340580493
Publisher Hodder Children's Books (Australia), 1993
Inkpen, Mick
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15108
Kiss kiss
Little hippo is in such a rush to play, he forgets to kiss his mother goodbye. As he runs through the jungle, he sees his friends kissing their mums and feels the needs to find his own mum as soon as possible.
ISBN 9781877003516
Publisher Little Hare Books, 2003
Wild, Margaret & Strevens-Marzo, Bridget (ill)
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12843
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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18339
Kisses for Daddy
It is time for good night and bed but Baby Bear is grumbly and refuses to give Daddy a kiss.
ISBN 9781877003783
Publisher Little Hare Books, 2005
Watts, Frances & Legge, David (ill)
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110129
Kitten's first full moon
Kitten sees the moon and thinks it's a bowl of milk. Her attempts to reach it prove disastrous.
ISBN 9781416911098
Publisher Simon & Schuster, 2006
Henkes, Kevin
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12825
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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21860
Kookoo Kookaburra
Kookoo, a kind and well-loved kookaburra, is famous for entertaining the other bush creatures with his funny stories about them, without hurting their feelings. But, when Kookoo turns to teasing about his friends' differences, he alienates them until he finds himself alone and ignored. Kookoo is forced to remember his uncle's wise words and change his ways.
ISBN 9781921248900
Publisher Magabala Books, 2015
Dreise, Gregg
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53670
Lame duck protest
A family discovers an injured duck at the local reserve. In response to development plans to build a shopping centre in the reserve, local residents launch a protest to protect this natural environment, naming their protest for the lame duck who becomes the mascot for the demonstrations.
ISBN 9781921479137
Publisher IP (Interactive Publications Pty Ltd), 2009
Alexander, Goldie & Gaudion, Michele (ill)
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24078
Leaky story, The
A book sits abandoned on a living room shelf. While the Blossburn family happily gets on with other things, like watching TV and playing video games. At last the book can't take it any longer. Slowly it starts to swell, then it starts to leak!
ISBN 9781925335392
Publisher EK Books, 2017
Sillett, Devon & Tortop, Anil (ill)
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15317
Leaving
Saying goodbye to friends is never easy but there is joy in the giving and receiving of presents that are truly loved. Richly illustrated with simple paintings that reflect the giving of gifts.
ISBN 9780143500490
Publisher Penguin, 2003
Germein, Katrina & Bancroft, Bronwyn (ill)
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15353
Leonardo's dream
Leonardo, the penguin, has a dream, he wants to fly. The other penguins laugh at him but Leonardo does not give up.
ISBN 9780735819276
Publisher North South Books, 2004
De Beer, Hans & Miller, Marisa (trans)
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5817
Lessons of a lac
Loppy the LC has learned his whole life to look out for danger. Looking out for what can go wrong is all he knows - until Loppy meets Curly Calmster. Curly teaches Loppy that he doesn't have to look out for the everyday worst-case scenarios all the time.
ISBN 9781925335828
Publisher Exisle Publishing, 2018
Jenkins, Lynn & Lonergan, Kirrili (ill)
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22862
Let's count goats
Come on a counting, rhyming adventure with chomping goats that increase in number throughout the book.
ISBN 9780670075058
Publisher Penguin Books Australia, 2010
Fox, Mem & Thomas, Jan (ill)
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2587
Let's go visiting
Let's go visiting and see who's ready to play - one foal, two calves, three kittens, four piglets, five ducklings, and six puppies. Favourite animal babies in a counting adventure.
ISBN 9781876288044
Publisher Working Title Press, 2000
Topics / K-2 Numeracy /
Williams, Sue & Vivas, Julie (ill)
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26559
Library book, The
How boring it is when it is raining on the weekend, there is nothing on television and dad is still asleep after a late night working. Well not really, when there is a visit to the library and the world comes to life with incredible characters and places, all just waiting to be picked up and read. Pinocchio, the Cat in the Hat, the Cheshire Cat, Babar, Madeline, Winnie the Pooh and many others make an appearance. The endpapers provide a musical rendition which can also be found with different illustrations at https://youtu.be/bxuPVpJRouQ.
ISBN 9781481460927
Publisher Simon & Schuster, 2017
Chapin, Tom; Mark, Michael, & Groenink, Chuck
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Lighthouse keeper adventures, The
Will Mrs Grinling think of a way to rescue Hamish from the lighthouse? And will Mr Grinling keep his job as the lighthouse keeper? Find out in these two Lighthouse Keeper adventures.
ISBN 9781407108759
Series Lighthouse keeper's series (9 books)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2009
Armitage, Ronda & Armitage, David (ill)
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Lighthouse keeper's breakfast, The
The Grinlings are very special guests at the lighthouse's 200th birthday party. They dress up as pirates and prepare to have lots of swashbuckling fun. But, when they take to the high seas, they have more adventures than they could ever have imagined.
ISBN 9780439979344
Series Lighthouse keeper's series (9 books)
Publisher Scholastic UK, 2002
Armitage, Ronda & Armitage, David (ill)
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Lighthouse keeper's cat, The
Hamish, the lighthouse keeper's cat, has been neglecting his duties and the mice are running wild all over the lighthouse. With the lighthouse inspector due any day now, Mr and Mrs Grinling decide to put Hamish on a diet until he catches the mice. So, Hamish sets off to find someone who will appreciate him better.
ISBN 9781407106519
Series Lighthouse keeper's series (9 books)
Publisher Scholastic UK, 2009
Armitage, Ronda & Armitage, David (ill)
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Lighthouse keeper's catastrophe, The
When Mr Grinling locks himself out of the lighthouse, he tries everything to get back inside. Not only is Hamish, the cat, trapped inside but Mr Grinling also needs to switch on the light to warn the ships that they're near rocks on the coast. Luckily, Mrs Grinling has an ingenious plan to get back in.
ISBN 9781407106502
Series Lighthouse keeper's series (9 books)
Publisher Scholastic UK, 2009
Armitage, Ronda & Armitage, David (ill)
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Lighthouse keeper's Christmas, The
It's Christmas Eve, a storm is raging and Mr Grinling and his great-nephew, George, are stranded in the lighthouse. George thinks he's going to have the worst Christmas ever, no festive food, no Mrs Grinling and no presents.
ISBN 9780439981446
Series Lighthouse keeper's series (9 books)
Publisher Scholastic UK, 2002
Armitage, Ronda & Armitage, David (ill)
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Lighthouse keeper's favourite stories, The
Three stories in one book. In "The Lighthouse Keeper's Lunch", seagulls are stealing Mr Grinling's sandwiches; "The Lighthouse Keeper's Picnic" follows Mr and Mrs Grinling's day out; and in "The Lighthouse Keeper's Cat", the resident moggie decides to leave home.
ISBN 9780590637466
Series Lighthouse keeper's series (9 books)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 1999
Armitage, Ronda & Armitage, David (ill)
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7194
Lighthouse keeper's lunch, The
Come rain or shine, Mr Grinling, the lighthouse keeper, tends his light. Each day, Mrs Grinling makes him a delicious lunch and sends it across by a special cable system. Every day, the greedy seagulls steal his food.
ISBN 9780590551755
Series Lighthouse keeper's series (9 books)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 1994
Armitage, Ronda & Armitage, David (ill)
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5749
Lighthouse keeper's new friend, The
Mr Grinling is getting a new dog to join him in the lighthouse.
ISBN 9781407105468
Series Lighthouse keeper's series (9 books)
Publisher Scholastic UK, 2008
Armitage, Ronda & Armitage, David (ill)
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41129
Lighthouse keeper's picnic, The
Mrs Grinling is the best cook in the world and Mr Grinling likes nothing better than to taste her delicious treats. But, when he overindulges at the village picnic, Mr Grinling finds himself in a pickle and wishing he hadn't eaten quite so much.
ISBN 9781407106526
Series Lighthouse keeper's series (9 books)
Publisher Scholastic UK, 2009
Armitage, Ronda & Armitage, David (ill)
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Lighthouse keeper's rescue, The
The lighthouse light must always be on at night. But, when Mr Grinling falls asleep twice on the way to the lighthouse, he's too late to put the light on. It's not long before the lighthouse inspectors visit, and they're very cross.
ISBN 9780439993807
Series Lighthouse keeper's series (9 books)
Publisher Scholastic UK, 2001
Armitage, Ronda & Armitage, David (ill)
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Lighthouse keeper's series
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Series Lighthouse keeper's series (9 books)
Various
No book cover.
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Lighthouse keeper's tales, The
Includes two stories about the Lighthouse keeper, The Lighthouse keeper's tea and The Lighthouse keeper's breakfast.
ISBN 9781407108766
Series Lighthouse keeper's series (9 books)
Publisher Scholastic UK, 2009
Armitage, Ronda & Armitage, David (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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12276
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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Lion sleeps tonight, The
In the jungle, the quiet jungle, the lion sleeps tonight. Hush my darling, don't fear my darling, the lion sleeps tonight. Sing and act out this well-known song.
ISBN 9781741698077
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2011
Solomon, Linda & Devries, Shane (ill)
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12396
Little bat
Little bat has to be very brave. She's never flown before and everyone has to encourage her.
ISBN 9781876288099
Publisher Working Title Press, 2000
Cox, Tania & McLean, Andrew (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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Little dragon, The
A tiny sneeze, a puff of smoke, a washing line and a major disaster.
ISBN 9780670028740
Publisher Penguin Books Australia, 2011
Fox, Mem & Harvey, Roland (ill)
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10947
Little engine that could, The
With a little help from friends and a positive attitude, there is no problem which can't be solved.
ISBN 9781921346576
Publisher Brolly Books, 2008
Straw, Wendy
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18672
Little home bird
Little Bird loves everything about his home. He's surrounded by his favourite branch, his favourite food, his favourite view and his favourite music. He doesn't want to change, even when his brother tells him that they must.
ISBN 9781846438905
Publisher Child's Play International Ltd, 2016
Empson, Jo
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12309
Little Humpty
Big Humpty and Little Humpty are a mother and baby camel who live in the desert. Then, the day comes when Little Humpty must have some friends of his own to play with, so they set off together to the Great Waterhole.
ISBN 9781877003165
Publisher Little Hare Books, 2003
Wild, Margaret & James Ann (ill)
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Little meerkat
Little meerkat may be tiny but he's also very brave. Perhaps a little too brave.
ISBN 9781921632822
Publisher Wombat Books, 2014
Darlison, Aleesah & Melville, Shannon (ill)
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12132
Little Miss Spider at Sunny Patch School
Little Miss Spider is off to her first day at Sunny Patch School and she is so excited. She gobbles her breakfast and runs all the way. But poor Little Miss Spider can't do the new lessons. She begins to doubt if there is anything she can do well.
ISBN 9780733613180
Publisher Callaway, 2000
Kirk, David
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Little one step
When you're small, it can be hard to keep up, especially when you're lost and your legs feel all wobbly. One little duck learns that every journey begins, and ends, with one little step.
ISBN 9781844284672
Publisher Walker Books, 2004
Topics / K-2 Numeracy /
James, Simon
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12107
Little platypus
When a little native animal hatches from an egg beside a river, he feels lonely. He doesn't know where he belongs. How can he find a friend who is just the same? Help Little Platypus discover who he really is.
ISBN 9780864612724
Publisher Koala Books, 2000
Hilton, Nette & Rycroft, Nina (ill)
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44751
Little Red Ute and the big race
Little Red Ute is entering his first Ute Cup race. Purple Pickup is back to see if he can claim a fourth victory. He looks very menacing as Little Red Ute takes his place beside him on the track.
ISBN 9781862918788
Series Little Red Ute series (4 books)
Publisher Omnibus Books, 2010
Lewis, Mitch & Ziersch, Nahum (ill)
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56741
Little Red Ute and the dump trucks
Little Red Ute wishes he could help the dump trucks but he's in the way. He'll have to prove just how useful he can be.
ISBN 9781862918771
Series Little Red Ute series (4 books)
Publisher Omnibus Books, 2010
Lewis, Mitch & Ziersch, Nahum (ill)
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26018
Little Red Ute and the ute parade
Little Red Ute enters his first parade and feels bad because Green Wheelbarrow can't enter. The foreman helps the two friends solve the problem and make this parade the best ever.
ISBN 9781862918795
Series Little Red Ute series (4 books)
Publisher Omnibus Books, 2010
Lewis, Mitch & Ziersch, Nahum (ill)
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Little Red Ute 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 Little Red Ute series (4 books)
Lewis, Mitch & Ziersch, Nahum (ill)
No book cover.
8660
Little Red Ute visits the farm
Red Ute and his friend Green Wheelbarrow take a tour of the farm. But, soon, Red Ute has to race to the rescue.
ISBN 9781862918528
Series Little Red Ute series (4 books)
Publisher Omnibus Books, 2010
Lewis, Mitch & Ziersch, Nahum (ill)
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15318
Little Tawny
From the author's true experience of raising a Tawny Frogmouth. Little Tawny, a baby frogmouth, falls out of the nest and can't fly back to her mother. She is rescued and teaches children and adults about respecting all creatures.
ISBN 9780734407566
Publisher Thomas C Lothian Pty Ltd, 2005
Dale, Kim
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12284
Little white dogs can't jump
Smudge and his family have got a problem to solve. Smudge's legs are so short that he can't jump into the car. One child works out some very clever ways get Smudge into the car, but none of them work. Finally, Mum solves the problem.
ISBN 9780207198830
Publisher HarperCollins Australia, 2002
Whatley, Bruce
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70549
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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32929
Littlest dinosaur's big adventure, The
When the littlest dinosaur goes for a walk, he does not expect to find himself in the middle of a big, dark forest. Soon, he is very frightened. But, when he finds someone else who is afraid, the littlest dinosaur knows he has to be brave.
ISBN 9780747589839
Publisher Bloomsbury, 2009
Foreman, Michael
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51001
Lively Elizabeth
Lively Elizabeth is spirited, cheeky and very much a handful. Watch events unravel when Elizabeth, unwittingly, starts a chain reaction she can't control.
ISBN 9780340988046
Publisher Hodder Children's Books (UK), 2010
Bergman, Mara & Thomas, Cassia (ill)
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12462
Lizzie Nonsense
Lizzie Nonsense and her mother are left alone in the Australian bush while her father is away working. Despite the hard work and isolation, Lizzie, a playful and imaginative little girl, finds joy in everyday things.
ISBN 9781877003592
Publisher Little Hare Books, 2004
Ormerod, Jan
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19278
Lonely giant, The
The forest giant likes nothing better than smashing, bashing and pulling up trees. But, when all the birds and animals disappear, the giant is very sad and lonely. He misses the crackling warmth of a fire and the sweet songs of the birds. The lonely giant sets out to restore what used to be.
ISBN 9781406361544
Publisher Walker Books, 2016
Ambrose, Sophie
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50970
Look out, Suzy Goose
Suzy Goose wanders through the wood, unaware that she is being followed by a hungry fox, who is followed by a hungry wolf, who is stalked by a hungry bear. Just as well a wise owl comes to the rescue.
ISBN 9781406307139
Publisher Walker Books, 2008
Horacek, Petr
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12077
Looking for crabs
A family goes to the beach to look for crabs. We can see where the crabs are hiding but the family in the book just can't seem to find them.
ISBN 9780207177712
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, UK, 1999
Whatley, Bruce
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18529
Lost and found
A young boy finds a penguin at his door. He doesn't know where it came from or who it belongs to. The penguin looks sad so the boy thinks he is lost and decides to help the penguin by rowing to the South Pole.
ISBN 9780007150359
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, UK, 2005
Jeffers, Oliver
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13876
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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Lucia and Lawrence
Lucia is creative. Lawrence loves numbers. Can they find the middle ground and stay friends?
ISBN 9781925594157
Publisher New Frontier Publishing, 2018
Francis, Joanna
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6793

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Lucky and Spike
Spinifex hopping mice, Lucky and Spike, dodge a greedy cat and a hungry owl in this risky night-time adventure!
ISBN 9781921248177
Publisher Magabala Books, 2019
MacDonald, Norma
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23490
Lucy and the dragonfly
Lucy is a little girl who has a close relationship with nature. She loves to play in the fields of flowers. And when she sings, the brook by her house sings with her. But when fall comes, and the leaves are covered with dark spots instead of bright colours, Lucy knows that something is wrong. Will her friend, the dragonfly, be able to help?
ISBN 9782733856208
Publisher Auzou US Publishing, 2018
Papinaeu, Lucie & Hamel, Caroline (ill)
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Luurnpa: the magical kingfisher
A dreamtime narrative belonging to the Kukatja people of how Luurnpa rescues people from a drought and takes them to the country they now call home. Includes background notes and a map of the region.
ISBN 9781876288242
Publisher Working Title Press, 2003
Napangarti, Bai Bai & Nicholls, Christine (ed)
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Macca the alpaca
Macca the Alpaca is small, kind and friendly. His days are easy and carefree until he accidentally bumps head-first into Harmer the llama. Harmer is big, unkind and never, ever friendly...Can little Macca find a way to teach Harmer a lesson he'll never forget?
ISBN 9781743816332
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2017
Cosgrove, Matt
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15123
Madlenka
Madlenka has exciting news to share with her friends and neighbours. Set in Paris, Madlenka travels the neighbourhood which is rich in cultural diversity.
ISBN 9781865082936
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2000
Sis, Peter
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Magic beach
On Magic Beach, children do all their favourite things, jumping waves, building sandcastles, beachcombing, exploring rock-pools and enjoying a fantasy world of white horses, dragons, pirates, sharks and smugglers.
ISBN 9781741144888
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 1992
Lester, Alison
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Magic bookshop, The
Anything can happen in the magic bookshop. On rainy afternoons, when it's too wet to play outside after school, Ben goes to his grandfather's bookshop. But with secret doors and passages, and tigers under the floorboards, there's much more going on than Ben could ever have imagined.
ISBN 9780733338328
Publisher ABC Books, 2018
Prior, Natalie Jane & Orsini, Cheryl (ill)
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4701
Maisy goes on holiday
Maisy packs her suitcase and meets Cyril at a busy station where they catch a train to the seaside. They have fun at the beach then write postcards to their friends before returning home.
ISBN 9781406323702
Series Maisy series (44 books)
Publisher Walker Books, 2010
Cousins, Lucy
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Maisy 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 Maisy series (44 books)
Cousins, Lucy
No book cover.
15030
Maisy's bus
Maisy, the mouse, picks up her friends at the bus stops.
ISBN 9780744572780
Series Maisy series (44 books)
Publisher Walker Books, 2000
Topics / K-2 Numeracy /
Cousins, Lucy
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Maisy's fire engine
Maisy and Cyril are firefighters today, driving a fire engine as a scared cat climbs up on the roof and won't come down. Maisy and Cyril come to the rescue--and then they're off for a ride in their shiny red truck.
ISBN 9780763617806
Series Maisy series (44 books)
Publisher Candlewick Press, 2007
Cousins, Lucy
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103171
Maisy's traffic jam
Maisy and her friends are out on the road but the traffic is at a standstill. They will have to find out what the hold-up is.
ISBN 9781406306941
Series Maisy series (44 books)
Publisher Walker Books, 2007
Cousins, Lucy
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103173
Maisy's train
Cyril checks the water in the fire hose but he sprays it too near to a little black cat who is scared and climbs onto a house. But, brave firefighter, Maisy, fetches a ladder to bring the cat down again.
ISBN 9780744592252
Series Maisy series (44 books)
Publisher Walker Books, 2002
Cousins, Lucy
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Maisy's treasure hunt
Captain Maisy is off on a treasure hunt. There's a map to read, keys to find and, of course, a chest full of treasure to discover.
ISBN 9781844286652
Series Maisy series (44 books)
Publisher Walker Books, 2004
Cousins, Lucy
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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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Mamie
In a land far away, where fairies, pixies and elves live deep in the woods, a baby girl is born. Her parents call her Mamie. Mamie loves to sing and dance and paint with her magical woodland friends. Her days are like a fairy tale. But when Mamie's family move to Australia, she misses green fields drenched with rain. The hot skies and dusty plains of her new home turn Mamie's world upside down. Will she ever find new fairy friends in this strange and beautiful land?
ISBN 9781460755860
Publisher Angus & Robertson (HarperCollins), 2018
McCartney, Tania
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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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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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Mapping Sam
As Sam follows her customary path, wandering farther and farther away from home, readers encounter different kinds of maps illuminating different points of view and the various spots Sam visits. Finally, when Sam reaches her favorite place and confirms that all is well, she heads back home, climbs onto a cozy bed, and falls asleep.
ISBN 9780062741226
Publisher HarperCollins Australia, 2018
Hesselberth, Joyce
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Marine life for young readers series
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Series Marine life for young readers series (20 books)
Swartz, Stanley L & Yin, Robert (phot)
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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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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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Max
Despite his cape, mask and his parents' encouragement, Max just can't seem to be a flying super hero like the rest of his family. Even his school friends' taunts don't help him to get off the ground. When a baby bird needs help, Max can be a real hero.
ISBN 9780744589054
Publisher Walker Books, 2001
Graham, Bob
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Max's chocolate chicken
Ruby found the eggs but Max took the chocolate chicken. Max is a bit of an anti-hero.
ISBN 9780140566727
Publisher Puffin Australia, 2000
Wells, Rosemary
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Max's dragon shirt
Max's sister, Ruby, is taking him to replace his favourite old blue pants but Max wants a shirt with a dragon on it.
ISBN 9780140567274
Publisher Puffin UK, 2000
Wells, Rosemary
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Me and my cat
Late one night, an old lady with a pointed hat climbs through Nicholas' bedroom window. She brandishes a broom, fires out some words and leaves. It's puzzling at the time, but not nearly as puzzling as what happens when Nicholas wakes up the next morning.
ISBN 9781842707753
Publisher Andersen Press Ltd, 2009
Kitamura, Satoshi
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Me and Priscilla get ready
A day in the life of a little girl and her sequinned snake, Priscilla.
ISBN 9780975064054
Publisher Indij Readers, 2004
Schreiber, Aunty Deanna & Roberts, Rochelle & Luxton, Peter
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4503
Me too
Two little friends discuss the someones they want to find when they grow up. Perhaps they've met them already.
ISBN 9781925381900
Publisher Walker Books, 2018
Geraerts, Erika & Laubscher, Charl & Murray, Andrew (ill)
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Me, Oliver Bright
Oliver Bright, in Year 3, has an assignment about his family history. He looks at three generations, sharing his life and the lives of his father and grandfather. Oliver finds out just how much life has changed since they were young. For Oliver, getting milk is as easy as driving to the shops but it was very different for his dad and grandfather.
ISBN 9781862917156
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2009
de Kanztow, Megan
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Meg on the moon
Mog wants a birthday treat so Meg and Mog go to the moon in a flying saucer.
ISBN 9780140501209
Publisher Puffin UK, 1976
Nicoll, Helen & Pienkowski, Jan (ill)
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Meg up the creek
Meg, Mog and Owl go out in their canoe to hunt for supper. They can't find any thing to eat so Meg makes a powerful spell and they get more than they bargained for.
ISBN 9780140568936
Publisher Penguin Books Ltd, UK, 2002
Nicoll, Helen & Pienkowski, Jan (ill)
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Meg's car
When Meg the witch, her cat, Mog, and Owl decide to go on a picnic, it is easier to take the broomstick than the new car.
ISBN 9780140502596
Publisher Puffin UK, 1978
Nicoll, Helen & Piernkowski, Jan (ill)
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29026
Merry everything
It's Christmas Eve and the world is buzzing with busy. With baubles to hang, shimmer to drape, and scrumptious treats to prepare, enjoy this peek inside the festive homes of animals all over the world. From deer baking gingerbread, to elephants gobbling candy canes and ducks snapping crackers, join these adorable creatures as they celebrate the togetherness that is Christmas.
ISBN 9781922081704
Publisher Windy Hollow Books, 2017
McCartney, Tania
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19501
Michael
Michael, intelligent, wilful and eccentric, drives all his teachers to distraction with his non-conformist behaviour and attitudes. He is always late, he's scruffy and he never seems to do the right thing. There seems to be no hope for Michael but the story has a twist to it.
ISBN 9781842709115
Publisher Andersen Press Ltd, 2009
Bradman, Tony & Ross, Tony (ill)
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Midnight gang, The
A gang of babies climb out of their cots at night to go to the park and play. Here they can do all the things that their parents think they are too young to do.
ISBN 9781862912991
Publisher Omnibus Books, 1996
Wild, Margaret & James, Ann (ill)
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Miffy the fairy
Miffy imagines what fun it would be to become a fairy. She could wave her wand and make a castle, give a bird a glorious tail and turn pears into rosy apples.
ISBN 9780733310881
Publisher ABC Books, 2002
Bruna, Dick
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Miffy the ghost
Miffy dresses up as a ghost and decides it would be fun to scare her friends. But when she frightens dear Aunt Alice, it's time to stop.
ISBN 9781592260621
Publisher Big Tent Entertainment, 2004
Bruna, Dick
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Mike Mulligan and his steam shovel
Mike Mulligan proves that, although dated, his steam shovel is still useful.
ISBN 9780395259399
Publisher Houghton Mifflin, 1977
Burton, Virginia Lee
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20806
Mila and the missing lions
Mila's parents are lion tamers, they're part of a circus. Mila is a lion tamer too. She has everything she needs, except, well, lions. So, she practises on her dog, Ralph, who doesn't care for his paper mane and would much rather be asleep on the sofa. When Mila opens the gate to the lions' cage to slip in, they slip out. They have sharp teeth and pointy claws. Mila must catch the missing lions before anyone finds out.
ISBN 9781760066826
Publisher The Five Mile Press Pty Ltd, 2016
Hulme, Celeste
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Milli, Jack and the dancing cat
Milli has a special gift for fixing things. She can make something out of any old discarded thing or mend boots and tools. But, all the townsfolk ever want are sensible things. Milli keeps her dream of making something special to herself.
ISBN 9781865087474
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2003
King, Stephen Michael
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Milo and the magical stones
Milo, the mouse lives on a small mountain island and finds a glowing, gold-foil rock that provides warmth and light on a cold night. The mice will either be unselfish and caring and replace what they have taken or act with greed and envy.
ISBN 9781558586826
Publisher North South Books, 1997
Pfister, Marcus (ill) & Martens, Marianne (trans)
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Milo and the mysterious island
Milo and his fellow cliff mice set off with magical stones that give light, to an island where strange, striped mice are reputed to live. The cliff mice will either be cooperative, friendly and sharing or they will be fearful and untrusting.
ISBN 9780735813526
Publisher North South Books, 2000
Pfister, Marcus (ill) & Martens, Marianne (trans)
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Milo's birthday surprise
Children can search for clues in the bold illustrations to see what birthday surprises are in store for Milo. Milo is wondering who might come and play. Meanwhile, Felix the frog flips and flaps and Kylie the koala practises karate kicks. Fun to read with mum or dad or to a little brother or sister.
ISBN 9780980597509
Publisher Mcpherson's Printing Group, 2009
Pollard, Maureen
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Miss Hazeltine's Home for Shy and Fearful Cats
Miss Hazeltine's Home for Cats helps all kinds of felines. Cats scared of mice, cats scared of birds, cats who can't pounce, and cats who won't purr. Miss Hazeltine runs lots of different lessons and emphasises holding tails high, arching backs and thinking good thoughts. But, under the rug or in the inky-black of under-the-bed lurks little Crumb, the most fearful feline of all. He longs to be brave and courageous.
ISBN 9781406362381
Publisher Walker Books, 2016
Potter, Alicia & Sif, Birgitta (ill)
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Missing Marvin
Marvin loves his job. He has never missed a day of work. Sometimes his friends play jokes to pass the time. Sometimes the jokes are on Marvin. Then, one day, Marvin isnt where he usually is. Where is Marvin?
ISBN 9781742769509
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2018
DeGennaro, Sue
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Mister Magnolia
Mr Magnolia has many things including an old trumpet that goes rooty-toot, some very fat owls that are learning to hoot, a big purple dinosaur who's a magnificent brute and a swimming pool. But, he only has one boot.
ISBN 9780099400424
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 1999
Blake, Quentin
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Molly the pirate
Young Molly's imagination knows no bounds when she transforms her Australian backyard into an adventure playground on the high seas. Molly conjures up a pirate ship on her inland horizon and takes her loyal cat and dog along for the ride as she rows across the choppy ocean to the unsuspecting pirates. On board, she meets a feisty crew of salty buccaneers who look suspiciously like her own farmyard chickens. They are no match for Molly's daring exploits as she walks the plank, dances jolly jigs, scrambles up the rigging, or is that a clothesline? And steers the ship like a true seafaring adventurer.
ISBN 9781925360660
Publisher Magabala Books, 2017
Teece, Lorraine & Seden, Paul (ill)
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10792
Monkey puzzle
Monkey has lost his mum and a butterfly tries to help him find her. Monkey's descriptions of her lead the butterfly to lots of animals but not mum. Monkey thinks he will never find his mum, but butterfly is persistent.
ISBN 9781580482028
Publisher Koala Books, 2001
Donaldson, Julia & Scheffler, Axel (ill)
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Monster
Some monsters are scary, with pointy teeth and snuffly grunts, and they smell. You would never invite them to sleep over. But, there are other monsters that are cute and full of surprises.
ISBN 9780733322754
Publisher HarperCollins Australia, 2010
Daddo, Andrew & Whatley, Bruce (ill)
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Monster party
Monsters have a party at Dora Lake and go galumphing all over the place.
ISBN 9781925360554
Publisher Magabala Books, 2018
The Children of Rawa Community School & Lester, Alison & Godwin, Jane
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Moonlight
As two parents attempt to help their child fall asleep at bedtime, they find they are becoming more and more sleepy. A book without text that tells the story through pictures.
ISBN 9780688008468
Publisher Lothrop Lee & Shepard, 1982
Ormerod, Jan
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Moose is loose, The
When the sneaky, slippery and sly animals on the train escape, it's up to Mac and Bruce to get them back onboard.
ISBN 9780733331015
Publisher ABC Books, 2013
Carthew, Mark & Stanton, Matt (ill)
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More and more and more
Henry Harper loves collecting. But what happens when more and more becomes too much?
ISBN 9781925591545
Publisher Fremantle Press, 2018
Mutch, Ian
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More caps for sale
After finally getting his caps back from a group of mischievous monkeys, the peddlar begins to walk home. He does not look back. He does not see the monkeys following him. Right foot, left foot, right foot, all in step. Now, those pesky monkeys are sitting in a tree in the pedlar's backyard.
ISBN 9780062405456
Publisher Harper, 2015
Slobodkina, Esphyr & Mulhearn Sayer, Ann Marie
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Morris the mole
Down and be digging! Into the dirt! Beetles for breakfast and worms for dessert! With a twirl of his spade and a twitch of his nose, Morris makes tunnels wherever he goes. How much mayhem can one mole make? Dive in with the ever-exuberant Morris and find out!
ISBN 9781760630829
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2018
Greenberg, Nicki
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Morris's disappearing bag
Morris's older siblings share each other's noisy toys but no-one wants to play with Morris until he finds a very special present left under the tree and disappears. Now, everyone wants to play with Morris's present.
ISBN 9780142300046
Publisher Puffin UK, 2000
Wells, Rosemary
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Mountains (Habitats of the world)
Simple text, suitable for an independent reader, with beautifully presented photographic illustrations, looking at examples of the plant and animal life that inhabit mountains. Includes good information, a glossary of terms and an index.
ISBN 9780733925054
Series Habitats of the world series (10 books)
Publisher Pearson Education Australia, 2001
Ballance, Alison
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Moving house
Sarah tells the story of moving house. She shares her fears at leaving her old home and her joy when she discovers a new friend. Includes notes on how to prepare children for moving.
ISBN 9780237520199
Publisher Evans Bros, 2000
Hunter, Rebecca
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Mr Chicken lands on London
London is Mr Chicken's favourite city in the whole world and he can't wait to see all the sights. He's a chicken with style so, naturally, he stays at the Savoy. After a full English breakfast, his first stop is Buckingham Palace to visit his special friend, the Queen. And on he goes, visiting all the famous places. Mr Chicken can certainly keep up a hectic pace.
ISBN 9781743315927
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2014
Hobbs, Leigh
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Mr Gumpy's outing
Mr Gumpy's boat becomes a miniature ark when he takes two children and various animals for a ride. Everyone's having a lovely time until disaster strikes.
ISBN 9780099408796
Publisher Red Fox, 2001
Burningham, John
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Mr McGee and the big bag of bread
One day Mr McGee sets off to visit the zoo. He takes with him a big bag of bread to feed the animals. But when he arrives at the zoo, there's a notice board that says, 'do not feed the animals'.
ISBN 9780143501411
Series Mr McGee series (7 books)
Publisher Puffin Australia, 2007
Allen, Pamela
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Mr McGee and the biting flea
Mr McGee is in a happy mood until he is bitten by a flea. He takes off all his clothes and jumps into the sea because, of course, fleas don't like the water. Children laugh at Mr McGee running around without his clothes on.
ISBN 9780140564198
Series Mr McGee series (7 books)
Publisher Penguin, 2001
Allen, Pamela
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Mr McGee and the blackberry jam
Mr McGee wakes in a grumpy mood and decides he wants blackberry jam for breakfast. Finding the blackberries is not as simple as he first thought.
ISBN 9780140545012
Series Mr McGee series (7 books)
Publisher Penguin, 1998
Allen, Pamela
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Mr McGee and the perfect nest
Lazy bird is searching for the perfect nest when she stumbles upon just the thing, Mr McGee's umbrella. Will Mr Mcgee manage to get his umbrella back?
ISBN 9780140564969
Series Mr McGee series (7 books)
Publisher Penguin Books Australia, 2000
Allen, Pamela
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Mr McGee goes to sea
While sitting under his apple tree, Mr McGee is swept out to sea by a downpour of rain. Despite his subsequent adventures, with the help of his umbrella he returns safely to his apple tree without spilling a drop of tea from his teapot.
ISBN 9780140544039
Series Mr McGee series (7 books)
Publisher Puffin Australia,
Allen, Pamela
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Mr McGee series
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Series Mr McGee series (7 books)
Allen, Pamela
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Mr Pegg's post
Anna and her parents live in a lighthouse, surrounded by the ocean, far from neighbours and friends. Their only visitor is Mr Pegg, the postman. But when Mr Pegg needs help with his deliveries, Anna comes to the rescue. Maybe she will find some friends after all?
ISBN 9781925594195
Publisher New Frontier Publishing, 2018
Topouzoglou, Elena
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Mr Rabbit and the lovely present
A little girl doesn't know what to give her mother for her birthday but Mr Rabbit helps her with ideas based on her mother's favourite colours.
ISBN 9780099432951
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2002
Zolotow, Charlotte & Sendak, Maurice (ill)
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Mr. McGee
Mr McGee does not live in a house, but under a tree. One day, he finds an apple under his tree and when he eats it, strange things happen to him.
ISBN 9780140509694
Series Mr McGee series (7 books)
Publisher Penguin, 1989
Allen, Pamela
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Mrs Armitage and the big wave
Mrs Armitage and her little dog paddle out to surf the Big Wave. Waiting for the wave is boring, hot and maybe even dangerous so she makes frequent return trips to shore to get things. They still may not know what to do when the Big Wave arrives.
ISBN 9780224046299
Publisher Jonathan Cape, 1997
Blake, Quentin
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Mrs Honey series
Humorous tales about the misfortunes of the lovable grandmother, Mrs Honey, and her cat. 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 Mrs Honey series (5 books)
Adams, Pam
No book cover.
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Mrs Honey's dream
One of a series of humorous tales about the misfortunes of the lovable grandmother, Mrs Honey, and her cat. A delightful, dream adventure involving pirates.
ISBN 9780859537605
Series Mrs Honey series (5 books)
Publisher Child's Play International Ltd, 1992
Adams, Pam
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Mrs Honey's hat
The lovable grandmother, Mrs Honey, has a beautiful hat which attracts small creatures. During the course of a week, Mrs Honey's hat gradually changes as her nephew and a variety of animals take items from it and leave others in their place.
ISBN 9780859538145
Series Mrs Honey series (5 books)
Publisher Child's Play International Ltd, 2000
Adams, Pam
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Mrs McTats and her houseful of cats
Mrs McTats lives alone except for her cat. Soon, cats in twos, threes and fours come to her door until the house is bursting. But, something, or someone, is missing.
ISBN 9780743462068
Publisher Simon & Schuster, 2003
Topics / K-2 Numeracy /
Capucilli, Alyssa Satin & Rankin, Joan (ill)
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Ms Johnstone to the rescue
When a dog fight threatens the playground, the other teachers are not very helpful but Ms Johnstone saves the day.
ISBN 9780975064092
Publisher Indij Readers, 2003
King, Karla
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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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Mum goes to work
It's early morning and everyone is arriving at the noisy child care centre. Mums are off to work, doing a variety of roles in different workplaces. The children are also busy, sharing activities and having lots of fun.
ISBN 9780868966076
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 1992
Gleeson, Libby & Smith, Craig (ill)
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Murgatroyd's garden
Murgatroyd really, really hated having his hair washed. When his parents tried, Murgatroyd's screams were so loud that they could be heard by everyone, everywhere. So, his parents stopped washing his hair. Murgatroyd smiled, quiet descended and a magnificent garden began to grow on his head.
ISBN 9781921720529
Publisher Walker Books, 2011
Zavos, Judy & Zak, Drahos (ill)
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Mutt dog
A scruffy dog is brave and fast and smart but he's all alone. A heart-warming, waggly tale of resilience and belonging.
ISBN 9781865046365
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2004
King, Stephen Michael
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My amazing Dad
Dad isn't very handy around the house but he's brilliant at turning the everyday into something exciting.
ISBN 9781921894862
Publisher Little Hare Books, 2015
Kwaymullina, Ezekiel & Jellett, Tom (ill)
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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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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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My dad
In this lovingly told story, a son proudly describes and exaggerates his father's accomplishments.
ISBN 9780385602907
Publisher Transworld, 2002
Browne, Anthony
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My dad's a wrestler
A young boy is the number one fan of his Dad who is a storeman by day, and a keen but unsuccessful wrestler by night. Known as The Percolator, Dad is far from pretty but, to his son, Dad is a hero just like those in the Greek myths he learns about at school.
ISBN 9780734410603
Publisher Lothian Books, 2009
Zurbo, Matt & Gorissen, Dean (ill)
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My dog Bigsy
Meet my dog Bigsy. He's only small but everyone knows he's the boss. Each morning, he visits the animals on the farm. What a lot of noise. And, all because of Bigsy.
ISBN 9780670078936
Publisher Penguin Books Australia, 2016
Lester, Alison
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My dog Dash
Dash is badly behaved at puppy school. He chews things that he shouldn't, he makes puddles on the floor, he wrecks the garden and steals food off the bench when no one is looking. Perfectly standard behaviour for a puppy but Dash is far from an ordinary pet.
ISBN 9781760110673
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2016
Greenberg, Nicki
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My first pet
A boy experiences all the joy and responsibility of having a first pet. He chooses a guinea pig. The story comes with notes on guinea pigs and advice from the vet.
ISBN 9780237521448
Publisher Evans Bros, 2000
Hunter, Rebecca & Fairclough, Chris (phot.)
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My friend Ernest
It's the first day of school and Oscar is trying hard to be brave. Oscar's mum feels sure he will make lots of friends. But, Oscar isn't so sure, particularly when Ernest the dragon seems so mean and scary.
ISBN 9781460750537
Publisher Angus & Robertson (HarperCollins), 2016
Allen, Emma & Sommerville, Hannah (ill)
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My grandma lived in Gooligulch
Grandma's adventures romp along in rollicking, rhyming verse with bright illustrations of Australian animals, especially birds.
ISBN 9780734304506
Publisher Penguin, 2002
Base, Graeme
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My hen is dancing
Let's see what happens in the hen house. They do lots of interesting things. Softly coloured pictures and lively, poetic text.
ISBN 9781406318623
Publisher Walker Books, 2010
Wallace, Karen & Jeram, Anita (ill)
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15029
My mum
My mum is skilled in many areas. I love her and know that she will always love me.
ISBN 9780385608213
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2005
Browne, Anthony
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My Mum is a magician
Some mums gulp green tea, with bitter barley blends. But my mum is a magician, her cup of coffee never ends. All mums are different. But what if your mum was really different? What if your mum was a magician?
ISBN 9780702259944
Publisher University of Queensland Press, 2018
Young, Damon & Carnavas, Peter (ill)
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My nanna is a ninja
Some nannas dress in pink when they jog around the track. But, my nanna is a ninja, so she dresses up in black.
ISBN 9780702250095
Publisher University of Queensland Press, 2014
Young, Damon & Carnavas, Peter (ill)
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My super hero
Kaboom, kapow, kabam, kasplat, my superhero's not like that. Which animal is the real superhero.
ISBN 9781921888977
Publisher Fremantle Press, 2013
Owen, Chris & Court, Moira (ill)
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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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My very first Mother Goose
A picture book for children who are learning to read. A collection of quirky, sly, sweet, gentle, rollicking and silly rhymes of childhood with charming illustrations.
ISBN 9780744568677
Publisher Walker Books, 2001
Opie, Iona (ed) & Wells, Rosemary (ill)
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New room for William, A
William has to move to a new house. He has misgivings about settling into his new room without his familiar surroundings. Little by little his new room becomes perfect.
ISBN 9780747544890
Publisher Bloomsbury, 2000
Grindley, Sally
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New shoes, My
For young children, buying new shoes can be fun but it can also be overwhelming. Adults sharing this picture book with children, can discuss common childhood experiences and relationships.
ISBN 9780749634926
Publisher Watts, 2000
Bruce, Lisa
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New Year surprise
The whole family is excited about the New Year Spring Festival. Everyone has a special job and Little Brother is anxious to know what his will be. But, his brother says that Little Brother is too small to help out. He's not strong enough to hold onto a kite and he's too little to hold the dragon poles. But, Father says that he has a special job. Follow Little Brother through the village to find out what his special job is.
ISBN 9780642278838
Publisher National Library of Australia, 2016
Cheng, Christopher & Wu, Di (ill)
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Night animals (Ladybird read it yourself)
Discover animals from different environments and what they do at night. Simple text and supportive illustrations. Ideal for developing readers.
ISBN 9781844222742
Publisher Penguin Books Ltd, UK, 2004
Horsley, Lorraine & Harmer, Sharon (ill)
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Night walk
A family camping holiday opens into a new world when a boy takes a night walk and discovers the animals that wake when we are asleep.
ISBN 9780994384171
Publisher Berbay Publishing, 2018
Binks, Alison
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No
The little dog in this family works very hard to be good. His family must love him very much. But, there's one thing he doesn't understand.
ISBN 9781846434174
Publisher Child's Play International Ltd, 2011
Altes, Marta
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No place like home
Being homesick is making George a terrible grump. Not knowing where home is makes it even worse. So, George sets off on a search. He isn't sure what home looks like but he'll know it when he finds it.
ISBN 9780857988461
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2016
Ghosh, Ronojoy
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No place like home
Big Jim, the old horse, knows that the best thing about going away is coming home. Every summer, Big Jim pulls the caravan that takes Max and his family around the countryside to perform their acrobatics and magic theatre show.
ISBN 9780733613234
Publisher Hodder Headline Australia Pty Ltd, 2001
Thompson, Collin & Pignataro, Anna (ill)
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12267
No roses for Harry
Everyone loves the coat with roses on it that grandma has knitted for Harry, the little black and white dog. Everyone, that is, except Harry, who can't bear it. Losing the coat proves to be more difficult than Harry imagined.
ISBN 9780099978800
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 1992
Zion, Gene & Graham, Margaret Bloy (ill)
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Noah's boat
This Noah lives in Australia. When a voice in his head tells him he should build a boat, he tries to ignore it but, eventually, gives in. The animals start to give him advice so it doesn't turn out exactly as expected, but that's not a bad thing.
ISBN 9780734404596
Publisher Thomas C Lothian Pty Ltd, 2003
Elliott, Louise
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21790
Noah's garden
Noah and his family are living in The Children's Hospital because his new sister, Jessica, was born with a serious medical condition. Normal family life is suspended indefinitely for Noah and he spends his days in the hospital garden, creating an imaginary world, longing for the day when Jess can join him.
ISBN 9781921150159
Publisher Walker Books Australia Pty Ltd, 2010
Johnson, Mo & Josse, Annabelle (ill)
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12619
Noni the pony
Noni is the nicest pony. She loves to entertain the cows and hens and ducks on the farm by the sea. And play hide and seek with her best friends Dave Dog and Coco the Cat.
ISBN 9781741758887
Series Noni the pony series (99 books)
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2010
Lester, Alison
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10612
Nora: the girl who ate and ate
Nora Fatima Buffet is greedy. One night, when she is sent to bed without any supper, Nora decides to make her own sandwich, using whatever she can find. But, this time Nora's bitten off more than she can chew.
ISBN 9781849390514
Publisher Andersen Press Ltd, 2011
Weale, Andrew & Cort, Ben (ill)
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5292
Norton and alpha
Battered wheels, rusty cogs, broken springs - Norton and Alpha find them all and always find a use for them. Then, one ordinary Tuesday, they find something completely unlike anything they've ever found before. What is IT? And what does IT do?
ISBN 9781471145766
Publisher Simon & Schuster, 2017
Litten, Kristyna
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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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NRL lunchbox
Using the club mascots and various Rugby League players and captains, these books will allow readers to read about Rugby League and their favourite clubs and players, whilst engaging with text and practicing reading strategies.
ISBN 9781458649133
Series Rugby League Reads K-2 League Stars (3 of 24)
Publisher MacMillan, 2011
Hirsch, Suzan
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6414
Numerical Street
Count as you walk up Numerical Street, every page has a numerical treat. Get your pants altered, get your keys cut, hop, skip or jump up Numerical Street, past cake shops, hair stylists, laundromats, pet stores and shoe repairers, all with their curious wares on display.
ISBN 9781742232287
Publisher NewSouth Publishing, 2015
Bell, Hilary & Presenti, Antonia (ill)
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15267
Octopuses, squid and cuttlefish (Marine life for young readers)
Very simple text with full page photographic illustrations that teach about marine life such as the octopus, squid and cuttlefish. Contains a glossary and index.
ISBN 9780733912979
Series Marine life for young readers series (20 books)
Publisher Longman, 1999
Swartz, Stanley L & Yin, Robert (phot)
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20113
Oddly
It's the small things which are the most important and Oddlet finds he isn't so odd after all.
ISBN 9781844280322
Publisher Walker Books, 2009
Dunbar, Joyce & Benson, Patrick (ill)
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12176
Oh dear
Children lift the flaps to meet all the farm animals and help Buster when he goes down to the farmyard to fetch the eggs for grandma.
ISBN 9780333733516
Publisher Pan MacMillan, 1999
Campbell, Rod
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3186
Oh, the places you'll go
Dr Seuss takes a look at the mishaps and misadventures that life may have in store for us.
ISBN 9780007158522
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, UK, 1990
Seuss, Dr
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19674
Oi Dog
Cat insists that there are rules. Only mules sit on stools, no one but hares should sit on chairs and, however irritating, dogs must sit on frogs. But, Frog's had enough, he's changing the way things are. He insists that, from now on, dogs sit on logs, not frogs. And, everyone else is going to have to sit somewhere else too. And, most importantly, Frog has to find somewhere to sit as well.
ISBN 9781444919585
Publisher Hachette Children's Books, 2016
Gray, Kes & Gray, Claire & Field, Jim (ill)
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12171
Oi get off our train
A little boy is speeding through the night on his dream train to far-off lands where endangered animals beg for a lift.
ISBN 9780099853404
Publisher Red Fox, 1991
Topics / Endangered species /
Burningham, John
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8497
Old dog
The young pups don't want to visit Grandpa. They think that he's boring and only wants to talk about the olden days. They don't believe that he was ever young or had fun. But, Grandpa still has a few tricks up his sleeve.
ISBN 9781842706978
Publisher Andersen Press Ltd, 2008
Willis, Jeanne & Ross, Tony (ill)
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15340
Old mother Hubbard
The traditional nursery rhyme is well-presented and illustrated.
ISBN 9781862333048
Publisher Gullane Children's Books Ltd, 2001
Cabrera, Jane
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Old steam train, The
Poppy, Sam and Mrs Boots help to restore Apple Tree Station and enjoy seeing its steam train run again. The book comes with a great map of the Apple Tree line.
ISBN 9780746033364
Publisher Usborne Publishing Ltd, 1999
Amery, Heather & Cartwright, Stephen(ill)
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10121
Old Tom at the beach
Old Tom, the loveable old tom cat, has never been to the beach before and is eager to see the sights. But, even he cannot foresee the unexpected adventures that lie ahead.
ISBN 9780140377057
Publisher Puffin Australia, 1995
Hobbs, Leigh
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12185
Olga the Brolga
Olga, the brolga, wants to dance but nobody will join her. She decides to dance by herself and, soon, a crowd of Australian animals pick up the beat in this delightfully illustrated, rhyming tale.
ISBN 9780207197581
Publisher Angus & Robertson (HarperCollins), 2002
Clement, Rod
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Oliver who travelled far and wide
Oliver Donnington Rimington-Sneep woke from his sleep to find that Bat and Owl and Fox were there, but he couldn't see Ted anywhere.
ISBN 9780340981634
Publisher Hodder Children's Books (UK), 2009
Bergman, Mara & Maland, Nick (ill)
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12198
Olivia
Simple black and grey illustrations, with a splash of red, are a feature of this picture book. Olivia is a feisty piglet who has far too much energy and is always getting into mischief.
ISBN 9780689829536
Publisher Simon & Schuster, 2000
Falconer, Ian
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Ollie and the wind
Ollie lives on a small island. There aren't many people around but he does have lots of space to play. One day, when the wind steals his hat, Ollie tries to catch the wind in a net so he can ask what it's done with his hat. Then the wind takes Ollie's scarf. He tries to catch the wind in a can this time, but that also fails. Ollie thinks the wind is very naughty. It's only when the wind whisks his balloon away that Ollie realises it just wants to play. But, now, he has to find out what kinds of things it likes to play with.
ISBN 9780857988485
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2015
Ghosh, Ronojoy
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Ollie's treasure
When Ollie's grandmother sends him a letter with a treasure map, he's so excited! What could his treasure be? The latest toy? That game he's wanted forever? But this treasure is something completely different. Join Ollie as he goes on a rather unexpected adventure and discovers that if we only pay attention to what's around us, the greatest treasure of all is actually with us all the time.
ISBN 9781925335422
Publisher EK Books, 2017
Jenkins, Lynn & Lonergan, Kirrili (ill)
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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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62943
On our way to the beach
A little girl is going to the beach for the first time with her family and she is trying to imagine what it will look like. The trip to the beach takes several days and the journey is full of experiences and special moments, which influence her imagination. When the family finally arrives at the beach, nothing has prepared the girl for what she eventually sees.
ISBN 9781862915206
Publisher Omnibus Books, 2004
Laguna, Sofie
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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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Once upon a golden apple
Daddy tries out all sorts of alternative storylines in his fairytale but the children object to all but the most predictable. Delightfully, the story is even more important than the food.
ISBN 9780140541649
Publisher Penguin Books Canada, 1993
Little, Jean & de Vries, Maggie & Gilman, Phoebe (ill)
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7406
Once upon a northern night
As a little boy sleeps soundly, wrapped up warm in bed, a winter tableau slowly builds outside, beginning with a single snowflake. The beauty and wonder of a northern winter night unfolds, with images of a soft snowfall, the wild animals that appear in the garden, the gentle rhythm of the northern lights and the etchings of frost on the window pane.
ISBN 9781406362459
Publisher Walker Books, 2015
Pendziwol, Jean E & Arsenault, Isabelle (ill)
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Once upon a picnic
A small boy goes on a picnic with his Mum and Dad and it's sure to be boring with no one to play with. While his parents just sit and stare, the boy sees many amazing and well-known characters.
ISBN 9781406306323
Publisher Walker Books, 2008
Prater, John
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One blue sock
Theo Leo is an ordinary boy in many ways, he likes to jump, dig and collect things. In other ways, he is very different and this can lead to all sorts of wonderful discoveries.
ISBN 9781741660838
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2007
Ballou, Emily & King, Stephen 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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One is a snail, ten is a crab
The humour continues to build in this excellent counting book which deals with numerals 1-10 and multiples of 10.
ISBN 9781844281640
Publisher Walker Books, 2004
Topics / K-2 Numeracy /
Sayre, April Pulley & Jeff Sayre & Cecil, Randy (ill)
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12204
One lonely sea horse
In search of some friends, a lone seahorse encounters a range of sea creatures. In the course of the journey, the seahorse learns to count to ten. Intriguing collage illustrations made of vegetables feature in this counting book.
ISBN 9780439110143
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2000
Topics / K-2 Numeracy /
Freymann, Saxton
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One ted falls out of bed
Ted is taken on an adventure after falling out of bed and not being able to get back in.
ISBN 9780333947814
Publisher MacMillan, 2004
Topics / K-2 Numeracy /
Donaldson, Julia & Currey, Anna (ill)
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Oops
A family suffers a series of mishaps as they race frantically through the streets of Paris to get to the airport in time for their holiday trip. It all starts when near-sighted Aunt Roberta's bar of soap is jettisoned out of her apartment, setting off a chain of events that thwarts the unsuspecting family's every move to make the flight on time.
ISBN 9780810987494
Publisher Abrams Books, 2010
Fromental, Jean-Luc & Jolivet, Joelle (ill)
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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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13395
Opera house mouse
Mouse can't sleep at night as he is kept awake by sounds of music. He goes exploring and sets out to climb a mountain. He encounters dangers but is rewarded when he reaches the top.
ISBN 9781876289294
Publisher Margaret Hamilton, 2000
Chapman, Jean & Oliver, Tony (ill)
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12458
Oscar cat-about-town
When Oscar is brought to the vet's surgery as a starving, stray cat, he finds a home with the vet and his family. But, it soon becomes clear that the tabby cat, with the extra loud purr, is no ordinary cat.
ISBN 9780330320665
Publisher Pan Macmillan London, 1992
Herriot, James & Brown, Ruth (ill)
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61128
Our daft dog Danny
In the winter, we love visiting Uncle Peter and going to the beach with his dog, Millie. But, the day we took our dog Danny with us, everything went wrong. Then, a good idea saved the day.
ISBN 9780670073351
Publisher Penguin Books Australia, 2009
Allen, Pamela
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Our little inventor
Far from Nell's home in the countryside, the Big city is growing more polluted every day - and Nell has a brilliant mind and an ingenious invention. She sets off on the long journey, only to find that the problem is far worse than she'd imagined. But Nell is determined to succeed.
ISBN 9781760523565
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2019
Ng, Sher Rill
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15124
Our school fete
The whole family joins in the preparations for the school fete. Dad cooks chutney and mum draws a map of the school. Everyone has a job to do.
ISBN 9780733308826
Publisher ABC Books, 2004
Pfanner, Louise & Gamble, Kim (ill)
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14994
Out and about
A collection of beautifully illustrated blank verse for the very young exploring nature - mud, water, fire, mist and wind - and a child's feelings. Double-page illustrations will delight children who love detail.
ISBN 9781844284733
Publisher Walker Books, 2005
Hughes, Shirley
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103598
Out and about with Maisy
There are chickens and pigs to feed and the cow to milk. After the chores are finished, there's just one more thing to do - eat a yummy breakfast.
ISBN 9780744594218
Series Maisy series (44 books)
Publisher Walker Books, 2002
Cousins, Lucy
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4090
Over the ocean
A young girl gazes out to where the water meets the sky and wonders what lies beyond the waves. She thinks there might be boats filled with toys or skyscrapers filled with people or houses filled with families. Or, maybe, over the ocean stands someone not so different from the girl herself, returning her gaze.
ISBN 9781452145150
Publisher Chronicle Books, 2016
Gomi, Taro
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12491
Owl at school
Meg sends Owl to school for the first time and he has to learn some very unusual lessons.
ISBN 9780140568875
Publisher Puffin UK, 2002
Nicoll, Helen & Pienkowski, Jan (ill)
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23844
Pandamonia
When visiting the zoo, whatever you do, don't wake the panda.
ISBN 9781925163339
Publisher Fremantle Press, 2016
Owen, Chris & Nixon, Chris (ill)
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30504
Papa Sky
Papa Sky sits where earth meets sky, until one night the wind blows him down, down, down through the cloud forest, where he lands with a bump. What will happen next? Who will help him?
ISBN 9781925227291
Publisher MidnightSun Publishing, 2017
Heinrich, Sally & Jolly, Jane (ill)
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12246
Papa, please get the moon for me
A little girl, Monica, sees the moon from her bedroom window and wants to play with it. Her father sets out to bring it to her - it isn't easy to climb to the moon.
ISBN 9780689829598
Publisher Simon & Schuster, 1999
Carle, Eric
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12067
Park in the dark, The
Deserted parks seem exciting places after dark. The toy monkey and his friends, Loopy, the elephant and Little Gee, the dog, creep out of the bedroom as the moon rises. But, when the night train comes to chase them, they all run home.
ISBN 9780744594089
Publisher Walker Books, 2002
Waddell, Martin & Firth, Barbara (ill)
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11671
Patchwork bike, The
When you live in a village at the edge of the no-go desert, you need to make your own fun. That's when you and your brothers get inventive and build a bike from scratch, using everyday items like an old milk pot and a used flour sack. You can even make a number plate from bark, if you want. The end result is a spectacular bike, perfect for going bumpetty bump over sand hills, past your fed-up mum and right through your mud-for-walls home.
ISBN 9780734416681
Publisher Hachette Children's Books, 2016
Beneba Clarke, Maxine & Rudd, Van T (ill)
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2337
Patience
I waited and waited patiently for something I wanted desperately.
ISBN 9781921632587
Series The invisible tree series (5 books)
Publisher Wombat Books, 2014
Lowe, Kirrily & Smith, Henry (ill)
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7084
Pattan's pumpkin: An Indian flood story
Pattan finds an ailing flower and decides to plant it near his hut and nurture it. To Pattan's surprise, the flower changes into a magnificent pumpkin and grows until it reaches the summit of the mountain. When the storm clouds burst and the waters rise, Pattan's pumpkin just might save the family.
ISBN 9781910959442
Publisher HarperCollins Australia, 2016
Soundar, Chitra & Lessac, Frane (ill)
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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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9630
Pear in the pear tree, The
When John and Jane go out walking, what do they see? They see a pear in the pear tree. The problems of how to get the pear from a branch that is too high for them sets in motion a funny and unlikely chain of events.
ISBN 9780140564976
Publisher Penguin, 2000
Allen, Pamela
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25822
Pearl Barley and Charlie Parsley
Pearl Barley and Charlie Parsley are friends, really great friends, much to the amazement of others because the two are so different in personality. The book looks at how their differences make their friendship so strong.
ISBN 9780670070947
Publisher Penguin Books Australia, 2007
Blabey, Aaron
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5458
Peg and Cat: Camp problem, The
Welcome to Camp Niniwawa. Peg + Cat are joined by their friends Richard and Aki, and together they are Gopher Bunk! But, working together, over coming homesickness and using their problem-solving skills are all needed if they are to score 100 points against Raccoon Bunk.
ISBN 9780763699222
Publisher Candlewick Press, 2018
Topics / STEM /
Oxley, Jennifer & Aronson, Billy (ill)
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6861
Perfect
On a perfect day, the hours stretch endlessly ahead. Three children scribble with chalk, run with kites, dig for shells, paddle, climb and dream.
ISBN 9781760125554
Publisher Hardie Grant Egmont, 2015
Parker, Danny & Blackwood, Freya (ill)
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42245
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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15101
Pet fish
Tells how to keep fish as pets and contains lots of fishy facts.
ISBN 9780822512677
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group, 2003
Nelson, Robin
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15102
Pet guinea pig
Introductory book on how to keep a guinea pig as a pet plus lots of facts about the animals.
ISBN 9780822512684
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group, 2003
Nelson, Robin
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Pig called Pete 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 Pig called Pete series (5 books)
Bowater, Alan & Pascoe, Pete (ill)
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12480
Pig gets lost
Curly, the pig, goes missing. Mrs Boots, Sam, Poppy and Rusty, the dog, must find him. It's a very muddy job.
ISBN 9780746063149
Publisher Usborne Publishing Ltd, 2005
Amery, Heather & Cartwright, Stephen(ill)
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Pig in the pond, The
Neligan's pig sits by the pond, watching the ducks and geese play on the cool water. The pig gets hotter and hotter and the ducks and geese get louder and louder. The pig has to find a solution to this problem.
ISBN 9780744543919
Publisher Walker Books, 1966
Waddell, Martin & Barton, Jill (ill)
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Pigeon finds a hot dog, The
The pigeon is thrilled when it finds a hot dog. A duckling asks the pigeon what hot dogs taste like. Perhaps, one of them will outsmart the other and get to eat the hot dog.
ISBN 9781844280476
Publisher Walker Books, 2005
Willems, Mo
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12414
Piglet and mama
Piglet has lost her mama. Everyone wants to help - Duck, Sheep, Donkey, Dog, Horse and Cat. But, Piglet won't be consoled until she finds her mama.
ISBN 9781876288426
Publisher Working Title Press, 2004
Wild, Margaret & King, Stephen Michael (ill)
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Pipkin of pepper, A
Duck and Squirrel go to the big city to buy salt for their pumpkin soup. But, Duck thinks it will taste better with a pipkin of pepper and that is how he gets lost. A delicious sequel to Pumpkin Soup.
ISBN 9780385600071
Publisher Random House Children's Books, 2004
Cooper, Helen
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Place to call home, A
The baby hamsters have outgrown their home, an old mattress, so it's time to find a new one. They go on a mission across the garden, in various funny disguises so they're not attacked. Their quest takes them through a puddle that looks as big as the sea, across the sand, which they think is a desert, and the most dangerous part of all is getting past the beast.
ISBN 9781406323023
Publisher Walker Books, 2011
Deacon, Alexis & Schwarz, Viviane (ill)
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Ploo and the terrible gnobbler
Ploo must face the terrible Gnobbler to rescue the moon. If he can't, day will never come and there will be no oggs for breakfast on Blue Nose Island.
ISBN 9780340879009
Publisher Hodder Children's Books (Australia), 2004
Inkpen, Mick
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12139
Pog
Pog is a warty, bug-eyed monster who is terrified of children. One day, he comes face to face with his worst nightmare. An engaging twist to the story of a child who is about to start school and is still scared of monsters.
ISBN 9781862914124
Publisher Omnibus Books, 2000
Lee, Lyn & Gamble, Kim
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15221
Polar regions (Habitats of the world)
Simple text, suitable for an independent reader, with beautifully presented photographic illustrations, looking at examples of the plant and animal life that inhabit polar regions. Includes good information, a glossary of terms and an index.
ISBN 9780733924491
Series Habitats of the world series (10 books)
Publisher Pearson Education Australia, 2000
Ballance, Alison
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23331
Poo bum
Once there was a rabbit who could only say one thing.
ISBN 9781877467974
Publisher Gecko Press, 2011
Blake, Stephanie
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22515
Poppy wash
Poppy loves her job of dragon cleaning and one special dragon makes her realise it's not just the cleaning she loves.
ISBN 9780733325212
Publisher ABC Books, 2010
Brown, Kerry & Pike, Michelle (ill)
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12280
Possum in the house
This nameless possum creates havoc, and many sounds, crunch, clatter, rip, rustle, as he races through a house avoiding capture.
ISBN 9780949130020
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2000
Jensen, Kiersten & Oliver, Tony (ill)
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Prince and the witch and the thief and the bears, The
When it's time for Jamie's bedtime story, his Dad begins to tell an age-old fairy tale about a prince in a faraway land full of dragons, wolves and princesses in distress. But inquisitive Jamie can't help but add to his dad's story, and the prince is soon joined by an evil-eyed witch who turns people to jelly, a broccoli-wielding ninja frog and a jewel-thief, lock picking princess. It may not be the story Dad set out to tell, but together, he and Jamie create something much more energetic and hilarious than they could have alone.
ISBN 9781406365139
Publisher Walker Books, 2018
Chisholm, Alastair & Tuya, Jez (ill)
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Prince Cinders
Prince Cinders leads a hard life as he spends all his time cleaning up after his three brothers who bully him. One night, his luck changes when a small, dirty fairy falls down the chimney and promises that his wishes will come true.
ISBN 9780140555257
Publisher Puffin UK, 1987
Cole, Babette
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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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571115
Puddle hunters
When the rain stops, it's time to go puddle hunting. Ruby and Banjo go up the street, through the park, over the bridge and down to the river flats where the puddles lie waiting. Splosh it, Ruby! Splosh it, Banjo!
ISBN 9781760296742
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2018
Murray, Kirsty & Blair, Karen (ill)
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Puffin the architect
Meet Puffin, a clever architect who always creates the perfect home for her clients. But her newest clients are very hard to please - her own pufflings! Will Puffin come up with a puffling-perfect home design?
ISBN 9780143793755
Publisher Penguin Random House Australia, 2018
Topics / Poetry /
Andrews, Kimberly
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Pugs don't wear pyjamas
When Tom visits his Aunt, he meets her pug Ellie. Ellie is no ordinary pug. Wherever Tom and his aunt go, Ellie must go too. His aunt dresses Ellie up for their outings. Tom finds Ellie strange, but she makes friends everywhere she goes. Tom makes no friends. He realises something has to change.
ISBN 9781925594034
Publisher New Frontier Publishing, 2018
Worthington, Michelle & Johansson, Cecilia (ill)
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12187
Pumpkin soup
Cat, Duck and Squirrel live in an old white cabin with a pumpkin patch in the garden. Every day, Cat slices up some pumpkin, Squirrel stirs in some water and Duck tips in some salt to make the perfect pumpkin soup. Then, one day, things change.
ISBN 9780385604932
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2002
Cooper, Helen
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Puss in boots
A retelling of the classic tale of an enterprising cat who wins riches and fame for her poor master.
ISBN 9780810943681
Publisher Harry N Abrams Inc, 2002
Light, Steve (retell)
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Quacky quack-quack
All the animals make a terrible row when the baby won't feed the ducks. Full of wonderful sounds, this book is great for reading aloud.
ISBN 9780744594607
Publisher Walker Books, 2003
Whybrow, Ian & Ayto, Russell (ill)
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Queen Celine
Every now and then, Celine was a queen of a kingdom by the sea.
ISBN 9781760650346
Publisher Walker Books, 2019
Shanks, Matt
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Queen of the universe
Everyone in the family is helping Gina with lines, costume and props for her role as Queen of the Universe in the school play. Gina is set to be a star but then she gets chickenpox, the problem will be finding someone to take the starring role.
ISBN 9781862913141
Publisher Omnibus Books, 1997
Gleeson, Libby & Cox, David (ill)
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Queen's handbag, The
A naughty swan steals the Queen's handbag and, naturally, she races after it. Using various modes of transport, the Queen follows it around the United Kingdom, taking in famous sights and landmarks along the way. This chase includes the Queen's butler and an awful lot of police officers.
ISBN 9781444925524
Publisher Hodder Children's Books (UK), 2015
Antony, Steve
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4461
Queen's hat, The
A sudden gust of wind sets off a marvellous London adventure for the Queen, the Queen's men and one very special hat. Follow one determined, daredevil Queen through the zoo, over Tower Bridge and up Big Ben. Find out where that hat lands.
ISBN 9781444919141
Publisher Hodder Children's Books (UK), 2014
Antony, Steve
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4560
Quiet woman and the noisy dog, The
In a quiet house in a noisy town lived a quiet woman and a noisy dog. On the other side of the noisy town lived a noisy woman with her quiet dog. Join in the fun and find out what happens when the women meet by accident in the park and the two dogs get muddled up.
ISBN 9781842708293
Publisher Andersen Press Ltd, 2009
Eves, Sue & Busby, Ailie (ill)
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55297
Rabbit cooks up a cunning plan
In this North American folk tale, all the animals in the forest are tired of Lion throwing his weight around. They must work out how to escape being caught and eaten by him.
ISBN 9781846430978
Publisher Child's Play International Ltd, 2007
Fusek Peters, Andrew & Robert, Bruno (ill)
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12216
Race day
A refreshing story of kindness, cooperation, persistence and courage. Diesel Dumptruck, Supersonic Sporty and their friends are off and running on a crazy race day. Little Red Bubble Car is one who will try his hardest to win.
ISBN 9781841217178
Publisher Orchard Books, 2001
Grant, Gwen & Layton, Neal (ill)
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30334
Race to the finish
The nasty Swish Train drivers have challenged Duffy and Jack to a race and the winner gets to keep the Little Red Train's very last route. When the flag goes down, the Swish Train speeds straight out of sight, but there's worse to come. There's oil on the tracks, sheep on the line and someone has switched the points.
ISBN 9780099495178
Publisher Red Fox, 2009
Blathwayt, Benedict
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52892
Rain train, The
All aboard the rain train, through the storm, with clackety-clack and a ratter-tat-tat.
ISBN 9781921529146
Publisher Walker Books, 2010
De Roo, Elena & Lovelock, Brian
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12499
Rainbow fish and the big blue whale
A big, blue whale loves watching the sparkling fish at play but, because of his size, the little fish are suspicious and think he is planning something bad. The whale, hurt and angry, lashes out at the fish. Rainbow fish must save them.
ISBN 9780735810099
Publisher North South Books, 1998
Pfister, Marcus & James, J. Alison (trans.)
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12232
Rainbow fish and the sea monster's cave
In order to find healing algae for the ailing bumpy-backed fish, Rainbow fish volunteers to brave the dreaded Sea Monster's Cave.
ISBN 9780735815360
Publisher North South Books, 2001
Pfister, Marcus & James, J. Alison (trans.)
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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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19481
Rapunzel
A retelling of the much-loved fairy tale, with surprises under each lift-up flap.
ISBN 9781846432491
Series Flip-up fairy tales series (28 books)
Publisher Child's Play International Ltd, 2008
Sanfilippo, Simona (ill & retell)
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32282
Ready, steady, hatch!
Ten chicks are excited to discover the world outside their eggshells, but the smallest is soon separated from the rest. Where can she be?
ISBN 9781925272536
Publisher Ford Street Publishing, 2017
Long, Ben & Cornish, David (ill)
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3613
Red balloon, The
A classic story of Pascal, an only child who is lonely. When he finds a red balloon with a mind of its own, Pascal's life changes.
ISBN 9780385142977
Publisher Bantam Doubleday Dell Publishing Group Inc, 1956
Lamorisse, Albert
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5912
Red feather, The
Claude finds a beautiful, red feather at the beach. His three friends also want the feather and, one by one, each person trades the feather for something else.
ISBN 9780957988439
Publisher New Frontier Publishing, 2015
Kitchin, Ben & Swan, Owen (ill)
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6274
Red plane to the rescue
Today the planes are putting on a show, vroom vroom, zoom zoom.
ISBN 9781741698534
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2011
Firth, Melissa & Orsini, Cheryl (ill)
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12293
Reggie, queen of the street
Reggie is the queen of her street. All the children love her. When her owners decide to move far away, Reggie wonders about her friends and whether the new house will ever be home. Reggie's journey home is going to be a long one.
ISBN 9780670040575
Publisher Penguin, 2003
Barbalet, Margaret
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3676
Remarkably Rexy
Everybody loves Rex. He is the most dazzling cat on Serengeti Street. The schoolkids who pass by are always impressed by his moves. But, one day, an interloper threatens to take all the attention away from Rex.
ISBN 9781760113940
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2015
Smith, Craig
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17162
Rhino Neil
Rhino Neil is lonely because all the other animals are too afraid to come near him. Their parents warn them to stay away. One day, Tuscany the elephant arrives and they become good friends.
ISBN 9781921042300
Publisher New Frontier Publishing, 2005
Goss, Mini
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3863
River riddle
A boy, a bale of hay, a sheep and a fox need to cross the river in a boat built for two. Maybe you can help them get to the other side, all in one piece.
ISBN 9781760150518
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2015
Topics / Gender identity /
Dewar, Jim & Tortop , Anil (ill)
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15011
Robert the rose horse
Robert's allergy to flowers finally comes in handy when he becomes a police horse.
ISBN 9780001717602
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, UK, 1992
Heilbroner, Joan & Eastman, P D (ill)
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18911
Robin Hood's day
Jimmy is looking after Patchy Patch, the special class mascot that has been made by his teacher. He wants to take Patchy Patch somewhere very special. Dad thinks of going to Nottingham, where Robin Hood lived. They have a great day until they lose Patchy Patch.
ISBN 9781406306408
Publisher Walker Books, 2007
Feeney, Josephine
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15217
Rocky shores (Habitats of the world)
Simple text, suitable for an independent reader, with beautifully presented photographic illustrations, looking at examples of the plant and animal life that inhabit rocky shores.
ISBN 9780733925085
Series Habitats of the world series (10 books)
Publisher Pearson Education Australia, 2001
Ballance, Alison
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5552
Room on our rock
Two seals are perched on a rock. When others need shelter, do they share it?
ISBN 9781742764108
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2018
Temple, Kate & Temple, Jol & Baynton, Terri Rose (ill)
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12190
Room on the broom
A witch, who is prone to losing her belongings, is helped by the animal friends that she meets on her broomstick journey. This is a delightful, rhyming story that children can easily join in.
ISBN 9780864613189
Publisher Koala Books, 2001
Donaldson, Julia & Scheffler, Axel (ill)
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20674
Rory the dinosaur wants a pet
When Rory meets his friend's pet crab, he realises he wants a pet of his own. Rory searches high and low for a creature to love. It's at the end of a long day, when Rory least expects it, that he meets George.
ISBN 9780316390606
Publisher Little, Brown & Co, 2016
Climo, Liz
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5011
Rose meets Mr Wintergarten
Mr Wintergarten's house looks cold and uninviting. One day, Rose finds the courage to open the front gate to search for a ball that has ended up in Mr Wintergarten's yard. This is the beginning of an adventure that becomes a wonderful friendship.
ISBN 9780744531480
Publisher Walker Books, 1994
Graham, Bob
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77476
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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12715
Rosie sips spiders
Clive bakes chocolate cakes, Nicky loves spaghetti, Tessa eats Bombe Alaska but Rosie sips spiders. Follow these children and others as they discover their individual differences.
ISBN 9780733621079
Publisher Hachette Children's Books, 2006
Lester, Alison
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3526
Rosie's hat
The simple text may be about the wonderful adventures of Rosie's hat but the pictures tell us a lot more about Rosie's life. There could be more to the story than just Rosie's part in it.
ISBN 9781405000079
Publisher MacMillan, 2006
Donaldson, Julia & Currey, Anna (ill)
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12119
Rosie's walk
When Rosie, the hen, sets off for a stroll, she is unaware that something is following her, or so we think. Rosie may just be lucky that her pursuer is the clumsiest of his kind, or maybe she knows more than she lets on.
ISBN 9780099413998
Publisher Red Fox, 2001
Hutchins, Pat
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86340
Rotten and Rascal: the two terrible pterosaur twins
Rotten and Rascal are quarrelling twin baby pterosaurs who scream and snarl at each other all day long. One day, when a really terrible argument begins, the other dinosaurs try to resolve their noisy dispute. But, the two terrible pterosaur twins prove impossible to shut up. Something must be able to silence the horrible hullabaloo.
ISBN 9781862308688
Publisher Red Fox, 2007
Geraghty, Paul
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10038
Round and round and round and round
When Mrs Golightly retires, she buys a bike and sets off round the world.
ISBN 9780733613470
Publisher Hodder Headline Australia Pty Ltd, 2002
Thompson, Colin & Gamble, Penelope
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17176
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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Ruby Wishfingers 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 Ruby Wishfingers series (4 books)
Kelly, Deborah & Hedstrom, Leigh (ill)
No book cover.
46636
Ruby Wishfingers: Funny money
It must be Ruby's lucky day! She keeps finding coins everywhere. But there's something funny about this money. Why is it so bright, shiny and new looking? And where on earth is it coming from? You can bet your bottom dollar this will be a magical adventure to remember.
ISBN 9781925563269
Series Ruby Wishfingers series (4 books)
Publisher Wombat Books, 2017
Kelly, Deborah & Hedstrom, Leigh (ill)
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35482
Ruby Wishfingers: Hide-and-seek
Being able to wish for anything you would like sure would be great, but can it help in a game of hide and seek where things disappear and reappear in the strangest places? Join the Wishfinger family as they solve their troubles with magic.
ISBN 9781925139938
Publisher Wombat Books, 2016
Kelly, Deborah & Hedstrom, Leigh (ill)
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34425
Ruby Wishfingers: King of the castle
Jellybean is once again making mischief for Ruby, until she discovers the perfect way to make her little brother do exactly what she wants. But Cousin Todd isn't so keen on doing what Ruby says. Discover monster trucks, giant jumping castles, furious principals and hungry crocodiles along with plenty of laughs in an all new Ruby Wishfingers adventure.
ISBN 9781925563160
Series Ruby Wishfingers series (4 books)
Publisher Wombat Books, 2017
Kelly, Deborah & Hedstrom, Leigh (ill)
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34098
Ruby Wishfingers: Skydancer's escape
Being able to wish for anything you would like sure would be great, but as an ordinary girl finds out, you have to be careful what you wish for. Read along for a wonderful adventure. Meet a talking cat and a pocket-sized unicorn.
ISBN 9781925139631
Series Ruby Wishfingers series (4 books)
Publisher Wombat Books, 2016
Kelly, Deborah & Hedstrom, Leigh (ill)
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35521
Ruby Wishfingers: Toad-ally magic
Being able to wish for anything you would like sure would be great, but as an ordinary girl finds out, you cannot wish away some problems. Dive into this slimy adventure to learn what happens when the rules of magic are broken.
ISBN 9781925139815
Series Ruby Wishfingers series (4 books)
Publisher Wombat Books, 2016
Kelly, Deborah & Hedstrom, Leigh (ill)
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567886
Rudyard Kipling's just so stories: How the camel got his hump
In the old days, when the world was new, grumpy Camel had no hump. Here is the fun story of how he came to have one.
ISBN 9781474941617
Publisher Usborne Publishing Ltd, 2018
Milbourne, Anna & Joven, John (ill)
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29835
Rudyard Kipling's just so stories: Why the kangaroo jumps
Long, long ago, kangaroos were short and stumpy. So how did they end up so tall and jumpy?
ISBN 9781474940962
Publisher Usborne Publishing Ltd, 2018
Jones, Rob Lloyd & Joven, John (ill)
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5605
Rufus blasts off!
Rufus the Pig has already sailed the seven seas on a pirate ship. Now he dreams of the Moon, the stars, and Mars! But Commander Luna tells him: 'No pigs in space!' Why? Because pigs pester the pilot, do loop-the-loops in the cabin, and always want to push buttons. Then Luna learns that she needs someone to read a book live from the Red Planet or the mission is scrubbed. Will Rufus finally blast off?
ISBN 9781454920991
Publisher Sterling Publishing Co, 2017
Griswell, Kim T & Gorbachev, Valeri (ill)
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Rugby League Reads K-2 League Stars
Using the club mascots and various Rugby League players and captains, these books will allow readers to read about Rugby League and their favourite clubs and players, whilst engaging with text and practicing reading strategies. 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 Rugby League Reads K-2 League Stars (24 books)
Various
No book cover.
12811
Runaway tractor, The
For children just beginning to read. Ted loses control of the tractor and it ends up in the water. Ted's job is to get the tractor out.
ISBN 9780746039137
Publisher Usborne Publishing Ltd, 2000
Amery, Heather & Cartwright, Stephen (ill)
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2219
Russell and the lost treasure
Russell, the sheep, is determined to find the lost treasure of Frogsbottom. Equipped with his super-duper treasure seeker, he searches high and low, up and down, in and out.
ISBN 9780007206247
Publisher HarperCollins Australia, 2006
Scotton, Rob
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15542
Russell the sheep
Russell can't sleep. He tries every way he knows but nothing is working. He even tries counting everything but still nothing works. Beautiful illustrations that will make you want to just reach out and pat Russell.
ISBN 9780007206230
Publisher HarperCollins Australia, 2005
Topics / K-2 Numeracy /
Scotton, Rob
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15046
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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15109
Saggy baggy elephant, The
An elephant worries that his skin is wrinkly and saggy. When he meets his herd, he realises that he is just right.
ISBN 9780375925900
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2003
Jackson, Kathryn & Tenggren, Gustaf (ill)
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1306
Sam & Dave dig a hole
Sam and Dave dig down, down, down until they find something spectacular.
ISBN 9781406357769
Publisher Walker Books, 2014
Barnett, Mac & Klassen, Jon (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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13924
Samantha Seagull's sandals
Samantha Seagull longs to be different and thinks that new shoes will do the trick. She tries many pairs but none provide the desired effect. Then, one day, something changes.
ISBN 9780949130037
Publisher Childerset Publishers, 2004
Winch, Gordon
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15219
Sandy shores (Habitats of the world)
Simple text, suitable for an independent reader, with beautifully presented photographic illustrations, looking at examples of the plant and animal life that inhabit sandy shores. Includes good information, a glossary of terms and an index.
ISBN 9780733925122
Series Habitats of the world series (10 books)
Publisher Pearson Education Australia, 2001
Ballance, Alison
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6380

New
Santa's high-tech Christmas
Santa has discovered high-tech gear. With his techno-pad, a soft reclining seat in his sleigh and a rocket pack, he is well prepared to deliver presents for Christmas Day. But as things start to go wrong, Santa needs the help of a young girl so that all the presents get delivered on time.
ISBN 9781925594270
Publisher New Frontier Publishing, 2018
Dumbleton, Mike & Perrini, Angela (ill)
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30253
Sarah and the steep slope
When everything feels like an uphill battle, your friends will get you through. Sarah wakes to find a steep hill has sprung up around the house overnight, preventing her from leaving. No matter what she tries, the hill won't budge. When the Hill Doctor suggests she gets in touch with her friends, Sarah discovers how the healing power of friendship can transform the steepest slope.
ISBN 9781742974675
Publisher Little Hare Books, 2017
Ottley, Matt & Parker, Danny (ill)
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6311
Scarecrows' wedding, The
Betty O'Barley and Harry O'Hay invite you to the best wedding ever. The scarecrow couple sets off for a hunt round the farm for everything they need for the festivities. When Harry's search for flowers takes him far away, his villainous scarecrow rival, Reginald Rake, sees his chance to ruin this beautiful day.
ISBN 9781407144412
Publisher Scholastic UK, 2014
Donaldson, Julia & Scheffer, Axel
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23421
Scared book, The
This story is about to begin, when our book realises it might be a scary story! Help, can you help? What are some of the ways you can help yourself when feeling scared? Fun and interactive story with wonderful illustrations.
ISBN 9780734417503
Publisher Hachette Children's Books, 2017
Tidball, Debra
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21173
Scaredy book: It's not always easy to be brave!
Book longs for adventure but is too scared to leave the library. Then Book meets Emma - and learns how to be brave!
ISBN 9781925335682
Publisher Exisle Publishing, 2018
Sillett, Devon & King, Cara (ill)
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21176
Scaredy cat
A little girl shows how far she will go to protect her beloved pet.
ISBN 9781925594171
Publisher New Frontier Publishing, 2018
Gallagher, Heather & Tortop, Anil (ill)
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10724
Scarface claw
Scarface Claw, Hairy Maclary's enemy, is at the centre of this story. Like most bullies, however, the cat turns out to be not quite as tough as he looks.
ISBN 9780140568868
Series Hairy Maclary and Friends series (20 books)
Publisher Penguin Books Ltd, UK, 2003
Dodd, Lynley
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10960
Scarlett, starlet
Scarlett loves to dance and her house is always filled with rhythm. Her parents clap along and Little Jazzy Jo-Jo's paws tap-tap-tap in time. But, when Scarlett's dream of dancing on a real stage finally comes true, Little Jo-Jo has to stay at home. Scarlett will have to find her own rhythm.
ISBN 9780733331589
Publisher ABC Books, 2015
Quay, Emma
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17488
Scary dog
Bonzo goes to 'Dog School' to learn how to scare cats. When his family gets a new kitten, he forgets all he has learned.
ISBN 9781844289455
Publisher Walker Books, 2005
Anderson, Scoular
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18815
Scary night
Once upon a scary night, three friends set out on a journey. Hare, Cat and Pig wander through the darkness.
ISBN 9781921504631
Publisher Working Title Press, 2014
Gibbes, Lesley & King, Stephen Michael (ill)
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22466
Schnitzel von Krumm: forget-me-not
Schnitzel von Krumm's family is going on a holiday. It's all of a puzzle to Schnitzel and soon his meddling leads to a spot of bother.
ISBN 9780733320606
Series Hairy Maclary and Friends series (20 books)
Publisher ABC Books, 2007
Dodd, Lynley
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15394
School trip, The
Tracey and Sam are off to the museum for a school trip but Matthew Tibbs is missing. They have an adventure exploring all the exhibits especially the dinosaurs. When it's time to go home, Matthew Tibbs still can't be found.
ISBN 9780340547199
Publisher Hodder Children's Books (Australia), 1996
Butterworth, Nick
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29014
Scottish Year, A
We're Rashida, James, Dominik, Sophie and Isla - and we're ready to take you on a journey through twelve months in the life of Scottish kids. Enjoy festivals and events, games and sports, flora and fauna, quirky traditions and famous sites of our country. Come join us on a Scottish childhood adventure!
ISBN 9781921966873
Series Twelve Months in the Life of Kids series NEW 2019 (7 of 7)
Publisher Exisle Publishing, 2016
McCartney, Tania & Snerling, Tina (ill)
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6214
Scruff sheep
Scruff sheep is the one sheep on the farm who is always late and who almost always leads to disaster. But, one day, he might just be in the right place to help a little hen with a very big problem.
ISBN 9780192791634
Publisher Oxford University Press, 2006
Church, Caroline Jayne
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15072
Scuffy the tugboat
Scuffy escapes from his owners and floats out to sea. He really enjoys his freedom until things become dangerous.
ISBN 9780307105479
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2003
Crampton, Gertrude & Gergely, Tibor (ill)
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15268
Sea turtles (Marine life for young readers)
Very simple text with full page photographic illustrations that teach about marine life such as sea turtles. Contains a glossary and index.
ISBN 9780733912931
Series Marine life for young readers series (20 books)
Publisher Longman, 1999
Swartz, Stanley L & Yin, Robert (phot)
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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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25425
Seadog
Seadog is not a working dog, he doesn't fetch, is not a performer of tricks and is not clean, shiny or fluffy, but he is full of energy and is lots of fun.
ISBN 9781742756509
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2013
Saxby, Claire & Jellett, Tom (ill)
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18345
Seadragon sea
Ten baby seahorses need to find their way to the seagrass meadow. One seahorse is left behind and encounters various sea creatures on the journey to the meadow. A counting book based on marine animals.
ISBN 9781876288617
Publisher Working Title Press, 2005
Spurling, Margaret & Snell, Danny (ill)
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6517
Seagull
Seagull loves to fly. It makes her heart sing. But, when she gets caught in a tangle of fishing line on the beach, she is unable to fly. Many creatures try to untangle the line but Seagull can only watch as other birds fly effortlessly above.
ISBN 9781921504815
Publisher Working Title Press, 2015
Snell, Danny
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7360
Search for the perfect child, The
People say that there is no such thing as the perfect child. Fido Fonteyn, the cleverest, sharpest, coolest dog detective in the whole world, is on a mission to sniff one out.
ISBN 9781406306019
Publisher Walker Books, 2007
Fearnley, Jan
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15269
Seashells (Marine life for young readers)
Very simple text with full page photographic illustrations that teach about marine life such as seashells. Contains a glossary and index.
ISBN 9780733912993
Series Marine life for young readers series (20 books)
Publisher Longman, 1999
Swartz, Stanley L & Yin, Robert (phot)
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5815
See
There's magic all around you. Can you see? What can you hear? Flip-Book format!
ISBN 9781925335675
Publisher Exisle Publishing, 2018
McCartney, Tania & Racklyeft, Jess
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17243
Selfish crocodile, The
Crocodile refuses to allow any other animal to bathe or drink in his river. One day, he develops a toothache and only one animal is brave enough to help.
ISBN 9780747541936
Publisher Bloomsbury, 1999
Faustin, Charles & Terry, Michael (ill)
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24357
Shapes, reshape
The shapes in this book get mixed up, moved around, and reshaped into all kinds of animals. See if you can guess the animal before the shapes reshape.
ISBN 9781406367348
Publisher Walker Books, 2016
Topics / K-2 Numeracy /
Borando, Silvia
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15270
Sharks and rays (Marine life for young readers)
Very simple text with full page photographic illustrations that teach about marine life such as sharks and rays. Contains a glossary and index.
ISBN 9780733912955
Series Marine life for young readers series (20 books)
Publisher Longman, 1999
Swartz, Stanley L & Yin, Robert (phot)
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8355
Shaun the sheep: Beast of Soggy Moor, The
At night, a creepy shadow is stalking through Mossy Bottom Farm, scaring all the animals. Shaun and Bitzer are determined to find out what it is. Perhaps Shaun's complex trap might solve the problem but they must work out how to get the shadow to enter it.
ISBN 9781406357721
Series Tales from Mossy Bottom Farm series (5 books)
Publisher Walker Books, 2015
Howard, Martin & Janes, Andy (ill)
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20519
Shaun the sheep: Pranks a lot
A series of pranks, punctuated by a paranoid truce, pits Shaun, the leader of an unruly flock of sheep, and Bitzer, the farmer's dog, against each other in a battle of wits. Of course, it's all fun and games until someone gets hurt.
ISBN 9780763687427
Series Tales from Mossy Bottom Farm series (5 books)
Howard, Martin & Janes, Andy (ill)
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12295
Shoo cat
There's a strange cat at the back door. He keeps trying to get into Matt's house. Matt must shoo the cat away, it doesn't live at his house.
ISBN 9781862915312
Publisher Omnibus Books, 2003
Bone, Ian
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10150
Shopping basket, The
You can count on Steven as he goes to buy his six eggs, five bananas and four apples. He finds going to the shop to get his mother's order quite an adventure. He may not be able to get it all home safely and survive the trip himself.
ISBN 9780099899303
Publisher Red Fox, 2002
Topics / K-2 Numeracy /
Burningham, John
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15024
Shopping expedition, The
A simple trip to the shops for groceries becomes an imaginative journey.
ISBN 9780744596847
Publisher Walker Books, 2005
Ahlberg, Allan & Amstutz, Andre (ill)
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10636
Shutting the chooks in
A small boy has to feed the chooks and shut them up for the night. On this night, one of the chickens is missing and he must find it before the fox comes.
ISBN 9781863889858
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2003
Gleeson, Libby & James, Ann (ill)
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15001
Shy little kitten, The
A shy, little kitten makes new animal friends.
ISBN 9780375828997
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2004
Schurr, Cathleen & Tenggren, Gustaf (ill)
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12318
Silly birds
Maliyan is a young eagle who makes his parents very proud. He always looks and listens, and everyone respects him. Then, he meets Wagun, the turkey, who is a 'wombah thigaraa', a silly bird. He's always talking, usually about himself. No one respects Wagun but Maliyan thinks he is fun. It's not long before Maliyan has become a bit of a wombah thigaraa himself.
ISBN 9781922142993
Publisher Magabala Books, 2014
Dreise, Gregg
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28613
Silly Suzy goose
In her quest for individuality, Suzy Goose reasons that it just might be better to be part of a flock for most of the time.
ISBN 9781406304589
Publisher Walker Books, 2007
Horacek, Petr
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Silver buttons
At 9.59 on Thursday morning, Jodie draws a duck. Just as she is about to add one final silver button to the duck's boots, her little brother takes his first step. At this exact same moment, a man buys bread, a soldier leaves home and a baby is being born.
ISBN 9781406342246
Publisher Walker Books, 2013
Graham, Bob
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15158
Silverskin
Silverskin is different from her brothers and sisters but she comes to discover herself and her own talents. Beautiful end papers and great illustrations that give extra information about Australian animals.
ISBN 9781876268633
Publisher University of Western Australia Press, 2002
Kuchling, Guundie
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8816
Sisters Saint-Claire, The
This is the tale of the five sisters Saint-Claire. There's Harriet, Violet, Beatrice, Minette and, we must not forget, little Cecile. Five gourmand mouse sisters go to market. The youngest sister, Cecile, sets up her very own delicious pie stall, with food fit for a queen.
ISBN 9781760291563
Series Sisters Saint-Claire series (1 of 99)
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2016
Gibson, Carlie & Ainslie, Tamsin (ill)
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9361
Slinky Malinki
Slinky Malinki is blacker than black, a stalking and lurking cat. In fact, Slinky Malinki is a common thief and steals anything from a clothes peg or slipper to a string of sausages.
ISBN 9780670913510
Series Hairy Maclary and Friends series (20 books)
Publisher Penguin, 2002
Dodd, Lynley
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7966
Slug needs a hug
When it begins to bug slug that his mummy doesn't hug him, he leaves home to find out why. Kitten suggests he should be furrier, so he puts on a woolly hat, while Bird suggests he needs a beak. Many animals come up with various ideas to make slug more attractive. Soon, Slug has a new look to take home to his mum.
ISBN 9781742761428
Publisher Koala Books, 2015
Willis, Jeanne & Ross, Tony (ill)
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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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2664
Small and big
Small and Big are best friends but they are very different. During a trip to the city, Big is loud and confident and certain that it's the big things in life that matter. Small is more reserved and finds beauty in the detail. In the city, Small and Big are so fascinated by the things they are seeing, they lose track of each other and, eventually, Small realises he is lost.
ISBN 9781922081476
Publisher Windy Hollow Books, 2015
Collum, Karen & Wood, Ben (ill)
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5487
Smallest bilby and the Easter games, The
The rabbits have decided to hand over the job of delivering Easter eggs but don't know who will take their place. They decide to have some games to find out who has all the attributes needed to deliver the Easter eggs.
ISBN 9781876288778
Series The smallest bilby series (3 books)
Publisher Working Title Press, 2008
Hilton, Nette & Whatley, Bruce (ill)
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18676
Smallest bilby and the midnight star, The
The smallest bilby in the bilby patch has a favourite star that he looks for each night. He is frightened that the star will go away so he decides to give her something special to remember him.
ISBN 9781876288716
Series The smallest bilby series (3 books)
Publisher Penguin Books Australia, 2006
Hilton, Nette & Whatley, Bruce (ill)
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Snail's crowded house
The rain doesn't worry Snail, because he carries his own little house with him everywhere he goes. An ant, a rabbit and a little boy came running through the rain. One after the other they all ask Snail the same question, "Can I stay in your house until the rain stops?" How will Snail's shell hold them all?
ISBN 9781760360399
Publisher Starfish Bay Publishers, 2018
Tang, Sulan & Zheng, Suming (ill)
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12297
Snap, went Chester
Chester is bored. He just can't think of anything to do until he discovers how much fun it is to go snap, snap, snap, at all the creatures around the waterhole. But, Chester is in for a big surprise.
ISBN 9780733614941
Publisher Hodder Children's Books (Australia), 2003
Cox, Tania & Miller, David
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4892
Snow wombat, The
In Australia's High Country, it's a big journey through the snow for a little wombat, meeting animals, birds and people along the way. But, there's no place like home.
ISBN 9781760113810
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2016
Chambers, Susannah & Jackson, Mark (ill)
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12319
Snuffy
Snuffy, the little brown dog, finds a woman crying because she has lost her daughter. Snuffy sets off to find the daughter and bring her back safely.
ISBN 9781592260140
Publisher Big Tent Entertainment, 2004
Bruna, Dick
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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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89388
Song for Lorkie, A
Lorkie is a Roofbird. His best friend is Brian and they've been friends since they were eggs. They live in the Valley of Roofs, where every bird has a song to sing except Lorkie. Lorkie wants to leave the rooftops and live on the Road, where he feels free, fast and fizzy. But, Brian thinks it's dangerous.
ISBN 9781742377186
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2011
Bowen, Dean (ill) & Castles, Jennifer
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12475
Sophie's masterpiece: a spider's tale
Sophie ages from a young artistic spider to an elderly lady too tired to travel further when she is not wanted. Every web that Sophie spins is more wondrous than the one before but only one person appreciates her at the boardinghouse.
ISBN 9780689801129
Publisher Simon & Schuster, 2001
Spinelli, Eileen & Dyer, Jane (ill)
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31130
Spirit
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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37687
Splish, splash, splat
Splat doesn't want to have a play date with Spike because Spike will break his toys and eat all of his candy fish. And, Splat does not want to learn how to swim. He thinks water is horrible, scary and wet. He's sure that this is going to be the worst day ever. But, when the rest of their classmates rush straight into the pool, Splat and Spike find that they may have more in common than they thought.
ISBN 9780007432400
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, UK, 2011
Scotton, Rob
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12383
Spot goes on holiday
Join Spot and his family at the beach.
ISBN 9780140506990
Publisher Puffin UK, 1985
Hill, Eric
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12384
Spot goes to the farm
Lift the flaps to find what Spot discovers when he visits a farm.
ISBN 9780140509328
Publisher Puffin UK, 1987
Hill, Eric
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12385
Spot goes to the park
Join Spot when he visits the park with Helen, the hippopotamus.
ISBN 9780140549096
Publisher Puffin UK, 1991
Hill, Eric
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22994
Square
Every day, Square brings a block out of his cave and pushes it up a steep hill. This is his work. When Circle floats by, she declares Square a genius, a sculptor! "This is a wonderful statue," she says. "It looks just like you!" But now Circle wants a sculpture of her own, a circle! Will the genius manage to create one? Even accidentally?
ISBN 9781406378658
Publisher Walker Books, 2018
Barnett, Mac & Klassen, Jon (ill)
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