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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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114106
Always
Oli's mamma explains how much she loves him in a way that he will understand. Her love is as magic as a starry night and more.
ISBN 9781865044200
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2006
Pignataro, Anna
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18320
Annie's chair
Annie doesn't allow anyone else to sit in her chair. When Benny curls up on the chair and refuses to move, Annie faces a dilemma.
ISBN 9780670042494
Publisher Penguin Books Ltd, UK, 2005
Niland, Deborah
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5571
Baby in the hat, The: An early romance
The hero catches a baby, who has fallen from an upstairs window, in his hat. The young hero goes to sea and becomes a famous captain. Many years later, when he walks up the street where he had caught the baby, he looks up and sees a beautiful woman in the same upstairs window.
ISBN 9780744581362
Publisher Walker Books, 2008
Ahlberg, Allan & Amstutz, Andre (ill)
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1602
Beauty and the beast
A retelling of the much-loved fairy tale, with surprises under each lift-up flap.
ISBN 9781846431142
Series Flip-up fairy tales series (28 books)
Publisher Child's Play International Ltd, 2007
Stockham, Jess (ill)
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46267
Because you are with me
Spend the day with a little girl and her daddy as they discover all the things they can achieve together. Especially if there's help from someone you love.
ISBN 9780734411013
Publisher Lothian Books, 2010
Dunstan, Kylie
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5719
Best bear
A worn-out bear is the most special thing in this little boy's life. With best bear in his arms, he can face the whole world and even the dark.
ISBN 9781862336667
Publisher Gullane Children's Books Ltd, 2008
Dodd, Emma
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15061
Big brother, little brother
When little brother cries and shouts, big brother knows why. But sibling rivalry often gets in the way. When big brother is upset, he finds out what little brother will do.
ISBN 9780744569537
Publisher Walker Books, 1999
Dale, Penny
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1941
Boy on the page, The
A small boy lands on the page and, quite by accident, discovers the joy and wonder of life.
ISBN 9781921928468
Publisher New Frontier Publishing, 2013
Carnavas, Peter
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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 (ill)
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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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5933
Cheeky monkey
Dad wakes his small boy and it's time for a bath, dressing, hair combing and breakfast.
ISBN 9780733321009
Publisher ABC Books, 2008
Daddo, Andrew & Quay, Emma (ill)
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7269
Cinderella
A retelling of the much-loved fairy tale, with surprises under each lift-up flap.
ISBN 9781904550747
Series Flip-up fairy tales series (28 books)
Publisher Child's Play International Ltd, 2005
Stockham, Jess (ill)
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12842
Claydon was a clingy child
Claydon is a clingy child who won't let go of his mother's leg. This is a bad idea because his mother is into dangerous sports. Claydon's bear thinks it is a bad idea too.
ISBN 9780340757239
Publisher Hodder Children's Books (Australia), 2001
Cowell, Cressida
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Clifford series
Any three 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 Clifford series (80 books)
Bridwell, Norman
No book cover.
98850
Clifford's first Valentine's Day
Emily Elizabeth tells about Clifford's first Valentine's Day when he was still a tiny puppy. Clifford goes to the post office with Emily Elizabeth to mail valentine letters and manages to get lost.
ISBN 9780590921626
Series Clifford series (80 books)
Publisher Scholastic US, 1997
Bridwell, Norman
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101253
Clifford's valentines
Clifford, the big red dog, makes a snowy valentine for his friends.
ISBN 9780439183000
Series Clifford series (80 books)
Publisher Scholastic US, 2002
Bridwell, Norman
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101252
Clifford, I love you
Clifford is crying, kissing and, naughtily, running off with a shoemaker's giant display shoe. But, Emily Elizabeth always loves her big red dog.
ISBN 9780439367745
Series Clifford series (80 books)
Publisher Scholastic US, 2002
Bridwell, Norman
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Complete guide to a dog's best friend, The
This is a story for dog lovers and those who have ever wondered what their dog is really thinking.
ISBN 9780734415417
Publisher Lothian Books, 2015
Gardner, Felicity & West, David
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14989
Cuddle time
The morning adventure from the children's room into their parents' bed, told with delightful humour.
ISBN 9780744596632
Publisher Walker Books, 2004
Gleeson, Libby & Vivas, Julie (ill)
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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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15002
Daddy's having a horse
Caitlin is excited because her mum is having a baby. Her brother, Lachlan, is even more excited - he's sure Dad's having a horse.
ISBN 9780733616631
Publisher Hodder Headline Australia Pty Ltd, 2005
Shanahan, Lisa & Quay, Emma (ill)
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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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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 three 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.
3042
Eve and Elly
Elly is Eve's toy elephant and her best friend. When Elly goes missing, Eve is the one who is lost. Her dad will do anything to cheer her up so he tells Eve what adventures her toy has been having. Dad's tall tale turns little Elly into a towering hero.
ISBN 9780857988515
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2016
Dumbleton, Mike & Wood, Laura (ill)
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26557
Everything you
You're every wish answered, our hearts, how they grew...every day countless, everything you. A cute story about different animal families welcoming babies into their lives.
ISBN 9780702260032
Publisher University of Queensland Press, 2018
McPike, Elizabeth & Fleck, Jay (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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567903
Finding granny
Edie's Granny is a perfect Granny - she's warm, loving and all things fun! But then she has a stroke, and suddenly, the Granny that Edie knows isn't there anymore. Or is she? A heart-warming story of love and hope...and coping with life's challenges.
ISBN 9781925335699
Publisher EK Books, 2018
Simpson, Kate & Jones, Gwynneth (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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29847
Fix-it man, The
When things break, who do you get to fix them? The Fix-It Man of course! It's handy having a dad who can fix just about anything. But what happens to broken hearts when sticky tape and super glue are not enough? Together, a young girl and her father face grief and heartache, and discover that love can sometimes be the best glue of all.
ISBN 9781925335347
Publisher EK Books, 2016
Powell, Dimity & Johnston, Nicky (ill)
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Flip-up fairy tales series
Any three 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.
15444
For every child
Fourteen of the most pertinent rights of the child, carefully chosen from the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, and retold simply. Each right has been interpreted in a stunning double-page spread by some of the world's most acclaimed artists.
ISBN 9780099408659
Publisher Red Fox, 2002
Castle, Caroline (adapt)
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Foxy in love
Emily is making a Valentine's Day card and needs to be reminded about the things she loves, like hot chocolate with marshmallows. Foxy is happy to help, but sometimes makes mistakes.
ISBN 9780007483556
Publisher HarperCollins Children's Books, 2014
Dodd, Emma
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17560
Go to sleep, Jessie
Ever since baby Jessie moved into her big sister's room, she wakes and she screams and screams. Nothing will make her sleep. Not a teddy. Not a changed nappy. Not even a bedtime story.
ISBN 9781742977805
Publisher Little Hare Books, 2014
Gleeson, Libby & Blackwood, Freya (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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37946
Guess how much I love you in the autumn
Little Nutbrown Hare loves playing in the Autumn wind, especially when a big surprise blows his way.
ISBN 9781406304541
Series Guess how much series (5 books)
Publisher Walker Books, 2007
McBratney, Sam & Jeram, Anita (ill)
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57188
Guess how much I love you in the winter
Little Nutbrown Hare loves playing games in the snow and trying to trick Big Nutbrown Hare.
ISBN 9781406304558
Series Guess how much series (5 books)
Publisher Walker Books, 2007
McBratney, Sam & Jeram, Anita (ill)
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Guess how much series
Any three titles read from this series can be included as official Challenge books; up to five more titles can be included as your personal choice books. To see the individual book titles and their PRC ID numbers, go to the Series lists on the Booklists page, on the website. Or, you can search for a series name or the individual titles by using the Search function on the top left hand corner of the screen.
Series Guess how much series (5 books)
McBratney, Sam & Jeram, Anita (ill)
No book cover.
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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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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4797
Hug machine
A little boy takes it upon himself to calm and cheer everyone, and everything, with a warm hug. He takes his work quite seriously and no challenge is too tough. Being a Hug Machine is a big, important job that requires frequent refuelling to keep his hugging energy high. When he's about to collapse from exhaustion, the Hug Machine might just need a hug too.
ISBN 9781442459359
Publisher Atheneum Books for Young Readers, 2014
Campbell, Scott
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952
I love me
I love the way my heart knows best. I am me. A lively celebration of being and loving yourself.
ISBN 9781925163490
Publisher Fremantle Press, 2016
Morgan, Sally & Kwaymullina, Ambelin (ill)
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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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15851
I love my Mum
Ollie loves walking, talking, giggling and playing with his Mum. But, best of all are the kiss and hug goodnight.
ISBN 9781741693331
Series I love series (11 books)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2009
Walker, Anna
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I love series
Any three 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
No book cover.
60455
I love you book
Come on a romp through the pages of this enchanting picture book. It reminds us of all the books we love, and why we like to see and to feel, to touch and to smell and even to taste the books and the stories that light up our lives.
ISBN 9781921479892
Publisher IP (Interactive Publications Pty Ltd), 2011
Hathorn, Libby & McKenzie, Heath (ill)
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7254
I need a hug
All this little porcupine wants is a hug. But, those prickly spikes make it very difficult to give her the cuddle that she craves.
ISBN 9781743629093
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2015
Blabey, Aaron
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78956
I've lost my kisses
Matilda has lost her kisses but she is determined to find them before Poppa comes to stay. She wonders what kisses look like and where they can be found. Matilda searches everywhere and it seems that everyone has kisses, except her.
ISBN 9781865044217
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2007
Trewin, Trudy & Bland, Nick (ill)
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8384
In my heart: A book of feelings
Sometimes my heart feels like a big yellow star, shiny and bright. I smile from ear to ear and twirl around so fast, I feel as if I could take off into the sky. This is when my heart is happy. Happiness, sadness, bravery, anger, shyness, our hearts can feel so many feelings! Some make us feel as light as a balloon, others as heavy as an elephant. In My Heart explores a full range of emotions, describing how they feel physically, inside.
ISBN 9781419713101
Publisher Abrams Books, 2014
Witek, Jo & Roussey, Christine (ill)
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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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12156
Kiss for Little Bear, A
Grandmother sends a kiss back to Little Bear as a thank you for her drawing. The kiss is passed from animal to animal with hilarious results before it finally makes it way to Little Bear.
ISBN 9780064440509
Publisher HarperTrophy, 1984
Minarik, Else Holmelund & Sendak, Maurice (ill)
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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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63500
Kiss like this, A
The little lion cub loves lots of different types of kisses, except for one. Just as well daddy lion is there to rescue him and give him the right sort of kisses.
ISBN 9781845078621
Publisher Frances Lincoln, 2008
Anholt, Catherine & Laurence
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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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12096
Let's eat
Gazpacho, roast pollo, empanadas - a Spanish mother's lunchtime meal is not complete unless the whole family is together. One day, mum is the missing family member at lunchtime in this story of the daily life of a Spanish family.
ISBN 9781862912762
Publisher Omnibus Books, 2004
Zamorano, Ana & Vivas, Julie (ill)
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12302
Little red bear
When Hanna sees a little red bear sitting alone on a wall, she is sure someone has lost him. Hanna leaves the bear there but she can't stop thinking he may be lonely, cold or afraid of the dark. In the end, Hanna takes matters into her own hands.
ISBN 9781865045375
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2003
Matthews, Penny & Pignataro, Anna (ill)
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960
Love
There is one thing that I need most. I need it more than tea and toast.
ISBN 9781922074829
Series The invisible tree series (5 books)
Publisher Wombat Books, 2013
Lowe, Kirrily & Smith, Henry (ill)
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21450
Love from Grandma
When Emily and her family move, she has to leave her beloved grandma behind. Grandma gives her a strawberry plant to remind her of the fun they have together in the garden. While she waits for Grandma to visit, the strawberry plant grows and starts to flower and then fruit, until Grandma finally arrives, bringing the best present of all.
ISBN 9780670074099
Publisher Viking Children's, 2010
Tanner, Jane
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22783
Love, Splat
It's Valentines Day. Splat has a crush on Kitten but, whenever they meet, she pulls his ears, ties his tail and calls him smelly. His classmate, Spike, who has his own crush on Kitten, does his best to convince Splat that Kitten doesn't return his affections. Fortunately, Kitten knows that, when it comes to Valentine's Day cards, bigger isn't always better.
ISBN 9780060831578
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, UK, 2008
Scotton, Rob
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37856
Lu-Lu's wish
This is the story of Lu-Lu who wants to do something specially creative in the world. But, no matter how hard she tries, she seems to find that being special is not for her. She finds an ordinary stone in the creek which becomes very special and it turns into a love heart which she wears with pride.
ISBN 9780734410177
Publisher Lothian Books, 2008
Zurbo, Matt
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102523
Maisy loves you
Maisy loves her friends and likes to do things for them. She bake cookies for Charley, sings a song for Tallulah, gives flowers to Cyril, and makes Eddie feel better.
ISBN 9780763620653
Series Maisy series (44 books)
Publisher Candlewick Press, 2007
Cousins, Lucy
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Maisy series
Any three 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.
21247
Marvellous mummy
My mummy is cuddly and snuggly and warm. Mums can be funny and friendly and gentle and strong all in one day!
ISBN 9781925594188
Publisher New Frontier Publishing, 2018
Poli, Katie & Poli, Giuseppe (ill)
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12105
Me and my mum
A young Koori girl and her Mum shop, eat, work and dance together. A positive look at the everyday life of a mother and daughter.
ISBN 9780975064016
Publisher Indij Readers, 2003
Heiss, Anita & Davis, Jay (ill)
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13329
Molly & Mae
Friendship is like a train journey. There are happy moments, boring moments and exciting moments. There's also anger and loneliness. And, there is forgiveness.
ISBN 9781742975276
Publisher Little Hare Books, 2016
Parker, Danny & Blackwood, Freya (I'll)
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3992
Monsieur Chat
Josephine and Pierre live on different floors in the same old building, but have never met. Each spends their days alone, until a very determined little cat arrives, with a plan of his own.
ISBN 9781760405007
Publisher The Five Mile Press Pty Ltd, 2017
Robaard, Jedda
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7656
Most wonderful thing in the world, The
When a king and a queen promise to marry their daughter, Lucia, to the man who can show them the most wonderful thing in the world, suitors descend on the palace, bearing ever more amazing and exotic gifts. But, nothing feels quite right, and the king and queen are exhausted. When a shy, young man, who isn't a suitor, steps forward, the king and queen finally understand what the most wonderful thing in the world really is.
ISBN 9781406339680
Publisher Walker Books, 2015
French, Vivian & Barrett, Angela (ill)
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12841
Mum who was made of money, The
Cleo and Jake keep pestering their mother to buy them things. She tells them that if she was made of money, this wouldn't be a problem. They both wish as hard as they possibly can and, suddenly, their mother changes.
ISBN 9781854302526
Publisher Magi Publications, 1993
Coleman, Michael & Bogdanowicz, Basia
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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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569244
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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5595
Nature's lullaby fills the night
Spiders spin their silky treads to the tune of raindrops, and crickets put on a chirping concert. Flower petals curl up for the night as willow branches dance in the breeze. Sleepy little fishes swim through starlit waters, and a stately stallion nuzzles its yearlings by its side. From land, to sky, to sea...this is how nature wishes you goodnight.
ISBN 9781454921394
Publisher Sterling Publishing Co, 2018
Leone, Dee & Engel, Bali (ill)
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24908
Nonna's gnocchi
Nonna is Sofia's grandmother, and today she is teaching her granddaughter how to make gnocchi, and telling her also how she learnt from her mother. This is a story of passing our traditions, stories and recipes on in families - complete with a gnocchi recipe.
ISBN 9780992479503
Publisher Little People Publishing, 2014
Huntley, Rebecca & Tor, Ilona (ill)
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32284
Olivia's voice
Listen. Silence. Love, words, friendship and colour need no sound. My name is Olivia and this is my world.
ISBN 9781925227192
Publisher MidnightSun Publishing, 2017
Lucas, Mike & Harrison, Jennifer (ill)
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14993
Olly and me
Beautifully illustrated collection of sophisticated poetry for the very young. Mum's birthday, Saturday shopping, fireworks and water play are all captured in blank verse.
ISBN 9781844285259
Publisher Walker Books, 2004
Hughes, Shirley
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14991
Oscar's half birthday
A family and community celebrate Oscar's half birthday. A story of love and celebration.
ISBN 9781844280292
Publisher Walker Books, 2005
Graham, Bob
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4583
Our baby
Babies come in all shapes and sizes, and from all sorts of families. Some babies have a mum and a dad. Some have two mums or two dads. Our baby has a mum and a dad and a big sister, me. Some babies have snotty noses, tufty hair or no hair at all. Some babies like going to cafes or to the park. Some like playing at home. Every baby is different, and every one of them is special.
ISBN 9781921504785
Publisher Working Title Press, 2015
Wild, Margaret & Blair, Karen (ill)
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12091
Our granny
This granny has a wobbly bottom, marches at demonstrations and is full of kisses for the grandchildren with whom she lives. Other grannies are compared to this one. Most children will find a granny that appeals to them.
ISBN 9781862913509
Publisher Omnibus Books, 1997
Wild, Margaret & Vivas, Julie (ill)
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3281
Passing on
A boy shares a very special bond with his grandma and his life changes when she dies. The book shows how he deals with his grief, how he can think lovingly about the people who have died and pass on memories and feelings.
ISBN 9780091840839
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2001
Dumbleton, Mike & Denton, Terry (ill)
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15972
Perfect present, The
Henry has the perfect pet, a duck called Spot, who thinks he's found the perfect present for Henry's birthday. But, when the big day comes, Henry's grandparents arrive with a perfect present of their own, a strange and wobbling box. This could change things between Spot and Henry forever.
ISBN 9780670074761
Publisher Penguin Books Australia, 2011
Roberton, Fiona
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4529
Poesy ring, The: A love story
Love is always there, it just needs to be found...Follow a little treasure on its astonishing journey to find its beloved owner.
ISBN 9781406378276
Publisher Walker Books, 2017
Graham, Bob
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8040
Princess and the packet of frozen peas, The
Once upon a time, there was a prince called Henrik who wanted to fall in love and get married. He was an outdoorsy type and he hoped that the princess he married would like hockey and camping. But, it's not easy to find a real princess.
ISBN 9781741693362
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2009
Wilson, Tony & deGennaro, Sue (ill)
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29848
Reena's rainbow
Reena is deaf and Dog is homeless. Sometimes neither of them feels as if they quite fit in. But when Reena and Dog form a unique bond, it's not long before everyone finds out just how special they are.
ISBN 9781925335491
Publisher EK Books, 2017
Topics / Displacement /
White, Dee & Grimwood, Tracie (ill)
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5333
Same
When Uncle Charlie comes to visit, Ivy keeps her distance. She's a little bit scared because he seems so different from other people Ivy knows. Uncle Charlie finds a way to show Ivy that he is not so different after all.
ISBN 9781925139266
Publisher Wombat Books, 2015
Roe, Katrina & Trappel, Jemima (ill)
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74295
Samuel's kisses
Samuel loves going shopping with his mum. He smiles and blows kisses to all the unhappy shoppers, spreading fun and happiness to all those around him.
ISBN 9781921042157
Publisher New Frontier Publishing, 2010
Collum, Karen & Geddes, Serena (ill)
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3059
Shine: a story about saying goodbye
A story about loss and the everlasting power of love.
ISBN 9781743316344
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2015
Balla, Trace
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7271
Snow White
A retelling of the much loved fairy tale, with surprises under each lift-up flap.
ISBN 9781846430237
Series Flip-up fairy tales series (28 books)
Publisher Child's Play International Ltd, 2006
Danson, Lesley (ill)
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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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569141
Something for Fleur
It's Fleur's birthday and her friend Bo is sending her a present. Can you guess what it is?
ISBN 9780734418104
Publisher Lothian Books, 2018
Pelosi, Catherine & Murray, Caitlin (ill)
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5784
Sophie's prize
Sophie has won one hundred dollars in an art competition and she wonders what do with the money.
ISBN 9781925117073
Publisher Little Steps Publishing, 2014
Marston, Jennie & Watt, Lexie (ill)
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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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4304
Stella brings the family
Stella's class is having a Mother's Day celebration and she is worried. Everyone else in her class has a mum, Howie even has two. But, Stella has two dads who take care of her, help with her homework and tuck her in at night. Stella doesn't have a mum to invite but she finds a unique solution to her party problem.
ISBN 9781452111902
Publisher Chronicle Books, 2015
Schiffer, Miriam B & Clifton-Brown, Holly (ill)
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The invisible tree series
Any three 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 The invisible tree series (5 books)
Lowe, Kirrily & Smith, Henry (ill)
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24189
There's going to be a baby
As the arrival of a new sibling draws nearer, the child in the story imagines all kinds of colourful futures for the brother or sister he is waiting to meet. The questions that stream through his mind show the expectation plus a little bit of uncertainty that a new arrival creates.
ISBN 9780744549966
Publisher Walker Books, 2010
Burningham, John & Oxenbury, Helen (ill)
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27299
Time for bed, Daddy
A little girl tries to put her Daddy to bed when he doesn't want to go.
ISBN 9780702253812
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2015
Hackett, Dave
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12142
Tucking mummy in
Roles are reversed when mummy falls asleep while reading a story and her little girls put her into bed.
ISBN 9780868966267
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 1990
Loh, Morag
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17923
Two rainbows
All the colours of the rainbow are explored against the striking backdrop of two different worlds.
ISBN 9781760127794
Publisher Little Hare Books, 2017
Masson, Sophie & McMahon, Michael (ill)
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18212
Two tough teddies
Tilly and Gruffy Ted have been put in an old box and dumped in the park. They have to toughen up to face the world but all they really want is to find someone to love them.
ISBN 9781921272059
Publisher Little Hare Books, 2007
Niland, Kilmeny
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32616
Very quacky Christmas, A
'We wish you a quacky Christmas!' Samantha Duck is getting ready for Christmas. 'I'm going to give presents to animals all over the world!' Her friend Sebastian tells her not to bother. 'Christmas is not for animals,' he says. But with the help of her farmyard friends, Samantha sets out to prove that Christmas is for everyone.
ISBN 9780733329623
Publisher HarperCollins Australia, 2017
James, Ann & Watts, Frances (ill)
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97380
Way I love you, The
A young girl describes the reasons why she loves her pet dog.
ISBN 9781877003813
Publisher Little Hare Books, 2004
Bedford, David & James, Ann
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31125
What will I do when I grow up?
Take a walk down High Street and explore the different jobs people have. What do they do? How do they do it?
ISBN 9780994384157
Publisher Berbay Publishing, 2018
Borin, Margherita
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26131
When I see Grandma
Visiting Grandma can sometimes be sad, but a little girl and her brother brighten Grandma's dreams and bring warmth and laughter to the residents of an aged care home.
ISBN 9781921632594
Publisher Wombat Books, 2014
Tidball, Debra & Hedstrom, Leigh (ill)
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17172
When it is time
Beautiful, sensitive story extolling the virtue of patience at the time of birth. Sakura and the mother hen wait for an egg to hatch which it does, when it is time.
ISBN 9780734406538
Publisher Thomas C Lothian Pty Ltd, 2004
McCleary, Stacey & Rippin, Sally (ill)
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574734
Where should Grace the witch live?
On the hillside is a small, beautiful house where Grace the Witch lives. Anyone who stumbles upon this house would love it, so unsurprisingly, Ant, Rat, Snake and Frog all want to live there, too. But Grace the Witch does not like to share her house and wants to live somewhere quiet. Where should Grace the Witch live?
ISBN 9781760360382
Publisher Starfish Bay Publishers, 2018
Tang, Sulan & Yang, Sifan (ill)
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31956
Who's in my family? All about our families
Join Nellie and Gus and their parents for a day at the zoo, where they see all kinds of children and families - both animal and human! To top off their day, Nellie and Gus invite friends and relatives for a big dinner at home.
ISBN 9781406345407
Publisher Walker Books, 2018
Topics / Gender identity /
Harris, Robie H. & Bernard Westcott, Nadine (ill)
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32268
Wilbur, Grace and Joe
Join Wilbur, a fun loving family pet as he shares the joy of Grace and Joe's first years. He worries when they fall, he rejoices with their first steps, and faithfully joins in all their adventures.
ISBN 9780648086826
Publisher Little Book Press, 2017
Cummings, Phil & Graham, Amanda (Iill)
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18439
Wild girl, The
A girl lives in the world with only a small dog for company. A sensitive story with original artwork.
ISBN 9780224070263
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2005
Wormell, Chris
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12008
Wishbone
A wistful picture book about a boy's quest for a little rough-and-tumble dog of his own. A story about the need to love and be loved.
ISBN 9780733309748
Publisher ABC Books, 2002
Brian, Janeen & Niland, Kilmeny (ill)
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Worm loves worm
When a worm meets a special worm and they fall in love, they want to get married. Their friends want to know who will wear the dress and who will wear the tuxedo. But, it doesn't matter because Worm loves Worm.
ISBN 9780062386335
Publisher Balzer & Bray, 2016
Austrian, J J & Curato, Mike (ill)
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