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35571

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A is for Australian Animals
Australia is full of the most amazing animals on the planet! What animal has 6 thumbs? What animal produces square poo? What animal is made of 95 per cent water and is highly venomous? Discover the answers to these questions and more in this factastic tour of Australian animals.
ISBN 9781925381009
Publisher Walker Books, 2017
Lessac, Frane
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ABC book of lullabies, The
An enchanting collection of lullabies, chosen and illustrated by well-known Australian artists. They use collage, pen and ink, gouache, chalk, charcoal, pencil and watercolour to present a varied, visual experience of the lullabies.
ISBN 9780733323621
Publisher ABC Books, 2008
Various
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Ada's violin: Story of the Recycled Orchestra of Paraguay, The
Ada Rios grew up in Cateura, a small town in Paraguay built on a landfill. Her family were recyclers of trash. With little money, Ada's dream to play the violin was never possible. When music teacher, Favio Chavez, arrived, he wanted to give the children something special. He made instruments out of materials found in the trash, a crazy idea that would leave Ada and her town forever changed. Now, The Recycled Orchestra plays around the world, spreading their message of hope and innovation. Based on a true story.
ISBN 9781481430951
Publisher Simon & Schuster, 2016
Hood, Susan & Wern Comport, Sally (ill)
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Adelaide's secret world
In the midst of the city, Adelaide leads a quiet life. At night, she listens to the song of the stars. During the day, she watches over the others that are like her - the still ones, the quiet ones, and those who dance and dream alone. Little does Adelaide know that her secret world will soon be transformed into something unexpected and full of joy.
ISBN 9781743313350
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2015
Hurst, Elise
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Adventures of Riley series
Riley has lots of adventures that involve saving animals. 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 Adventures of Riley series (8 books)
Lumry, Amanda & Hurwitz, Laura (ill)
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Adventures of Riley: dolphins in danger
Riley travels to the South Pacific island of Moorea with his Uncle Max, Aunt Martha and Cousin Alice. Their mission is to study spinner dolphins and enjoy swimming, having surfing lessons and close encounters with humpback whales. When several dolphins become trapped in a local lagoon, Riley may not realise that he holds the key to their survival.
ISBN 9780545068406
Series Adventures of Riley series (8 books)
Publisher Scholastic US, 2010
Lumry, Amanda & Hurwitz, Laura (ill)
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Adventures of Riley: outback odyssey
Riley, his cousin Alice, Aunt Martha and Uncle Max visit the Australian outback to research the local koala population, suffering due to drought, bushfires and farming in its natural habitat. While staying at a working sheep station, they see lots of native animals and Riley saves the sheep from a wild dingo. Scientists appearing in small portraits provide factual information about koalas and their habitat.
ISBN 9780545068451
Series Adventures of Riley series (8 books)
Publisher Scholastic US, 2009
Topics / Endangered species /
Lumry, Amanda & Hurwitz, Laura (ill)
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Adventures of Riley: polar bear puzzle
Riley and family fly north to Canada, to watch polar bears. There's just one problem: no ice. For polar bears, no ice means no seals, and without food, the bears can quickly become hungry, weak, and dangerous.
ISBN 9780545068383
Series Adventures of Riley series (8 books)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2010
Lumry, Amanda & Hurwitz, Laura (ill)
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Adventures of Riley: project panda
Riley, who is nine, receives a call for help from his Uncle Max a globe-trotting, research scientist. This time they must find a missing panda in the Jiuzhaigou Valley, twelve hundred kilometres west of Beijing, China. Scientists appearing in small portraits provide factual information about pandas and their habitat.
ISBN 9780545068284
Series Adventures of Riley series (8 books)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2008
Topics / Endangered species /
Lumry, Amanda & Hurwitz, Laura (ill)
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Adventures of Riley: riddle of the reef
Journey to Australia's Great Barrier Reef with Riley and his family as they see what's up down under. Large areas of the coral reef are dying and they need to find out why. Joined by Wyland, world-renowned marine artist and conservationist, the crew faces giant starfish, great white sharks and even poachers in their search for answers.
ISBN 9780545068475
Series Adventures of Riley series (8 books)
Publisher Scholastic US, 2009
Lumry, Amanda & Hurwitz, Laura (ill)
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Adventures of Riley: safari in South Africa
Riley embarks on an expedition with his aunt, his cousin and his Uncle Max to track animals in South Africa. Scientists appearing in small portraits provide factual information about animals native to South Africa and their habitat.
ISBN 9780545068260
Series Adventures of Riley series (8 books)
Publisher Scholastic US, 2009
Lumry, Amanda & Hurwitz, Laura (ill)
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Adventures of Riley: South Pole penguins
Riley joins Uncle Max on a voyage to the South Pole to find out if the penguins of Antarctica are getting their fill of krill, or whether climate change has reshaped the food web. Home to whales, seals, penguins and most of the world's ice, Antarctica is the coldest place on Earth. Riley learns valuable lessons about survival and cooperation.
ISBN 9780545068369
Series Adventures of Riley series (8 books)
Publisher Scholastic US, 2009
Lumry, Amanda & Hurwitz, Laura (ill)
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Adventures of Riley: tigers in Terai
Riley journeys to the Terai Arc region of India and Nepal in search of the elusive Bengal tiger. Riley's research leads to exciting encounters with some weird and wild animals, such as an Asian rhino and a king cobra, and a better understanding of the local culture.
ISBN 9780545068420
Series Adventures of Riley series (8 books)
Publisher Scholastic US, 2009
Lumry, Amanda & Hurwitz, Laura (ill)
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Alfie wins a prize
With all the nostalgia of a country fair, Alfie comes up with a winning painting and helps the losers to cope with their disappointment.
ISBN 9780370328249
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2004
Hughes, Shirley
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Alfie's search for destiny
Confused about his destiny, Alfie sets off across the country to ask the animals for their advice, before returning home to discover the answer.
ISBN 9781922142115
Publisher Magabala Books, 2013
Hardy, David
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Ali's story
Ten year old Ali is a refugee. Accompanied by his grandmother, Ali had to flee his home country of Afghanistan to avoid the conflicts caused by war. In his own words, Ali documents his feelings of alienation, separation and suffering, and the thread of hope that helped him overcome his ordeal.
ISBN 9780750292078
Series Seeking refuge series (5 books)
Publisher Wayland, 2016
Topics / Displacement /
Glynne, Andy & Maldonado, Salvador (ill)
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Aliens are coming, The
They come from planets near and far, some big, some small, some quite bizarre. Moving at the speed of light and looking for a fight, the aliens are coming to Earth to conquer the human race.
ISBN 9781406306453
Publisher Walker Books, 2008
McNaughton, Colin
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All the way to WA: Our search for Uncle Kev
Uncle Kev is lost. He's looking for the rare Bearded Night Parrot and we're trying to find him. Join us on a trip across the Nullabor and all over Western Australia.
ISBN 9781741758856
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2011
Harvey, Roland
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Alpha quest
Join the Alpha quest, a journey in search of treasure. Everyone is desperate to find the riches - Eagle and Emu, the Goldfish in Gliders, the Knight, the Pirate Pig, even the Violent Viking. But, only you can find the hidden pieces of the key to unlock the treasure.
ISBN 9781741690590
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2007
Whatley, Bruce & Smith, Rosie (ill)
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And Tango makes three
At New York City's Central Park Zoo, two male penguins fall in love and start a family by taking turns to sit on an abandoned egg until it hatches.
ISBN 9780689878459
Publisher Simon & Schuster, 2005
Richardson, Justin & Parnell, Peter
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Angelo
High above the rooftops of Rome, Angelo begins his work restoring the facade of a once glorious church. When he finds an injured pigeon, Angelo nurses it back to health and they become good friends. Angelo is worried about what will happen to the pigeon when he dies and comes up with a plan to make sure the pigeon is safe.
ISBN 9781842708422
Publisher Andersen Press Ltd, 2008
Macaulay, David
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Animalia
This stunning book of illustrations from A to Z has hidden puzzles and ideas that fascinate all ages.
ISBN 9780140541120
Publisher Puffin Australia, 1990
Base, Graeme
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Animals scare me stiff
Tom is very scared of animals. He imagines being eaten by a dog, squeezed to death by a snake, spiders crawling up his nose and birds pecking off his ears. But, Tom has the scariest secret weapon of all.
ISBN 9780099404972
Publisher Red Fox, 2003
Cole, Babette
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Anton can do magic
Anton has a magic hat. A real one. He wants to do some magic and make things disappear. Anton tries to make a tree vanish but it's too big. But, when he is successful in making someone disappear, Anton desperately wants him to come back.
ISBN 9781877467639
Publisher Gecko Press, 2010
Topics / Year 3 easy reads /
Konnecke, Ole
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Any questions
An author and some very curious children, with lots of questions, collaborate to write and illustrate a story. The kids become part of the story and let their imaginations run wild, becoming inspired to create tales of their own. Find out how brilliant ideas creep up on you when you least expect it and how words sometimes float out of nowhere, asking to be written.
ISBN 9781760113179
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2014
Gay, Marie-Louise
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Anzac puppy, The
Freda was the loyal, good-luck mascot of a brave young soldier, battling explosions on the Western Front.
ISBN 9781775430971
Publisher Scholastic New Zealand, 2014
Millett, Peter & Bowles, Trish
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Anzac tree, The
In 1916, two brothers planted two trees on their farm. They then headed far away to France to fight in the Great War. The Anzac tree tells the story of a century of Australian generations who went to war, and the story of those who were left behind.
ISBN 9781760154226
Publisher Omnibus Books, 2017
Booth, Christina
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April Underhill, tooth fairy
April and Esme Underhill have never collected a tooth before. Mum and Dad have always done it but, tonight, it's their turn. So, equipped with a bag, a coin and a mobile phone, the sisters head for Daniel Dangerfield's house, and a very unusual first tooth visit.
ISBN 9781406321555
Publisher Walker Books Australia Pty Ltd, 2010
Graham, Bob
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Arabella
Matthew and his grandfather sail to his grandfather's island. They discover the love that can exist between a child and his grandfather, the beauty and ferocity of the sea and the joy and exhilaration of sailing, even in a wheelchair.
ISBN 9780207199042
Publisher HarperCollins Australia, 2000
Orr, Wendy & Gamble, Kim (ill)
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Are we there yet
Join Grace and her family on their adventurous and, sometimes, funny expedition around Australia. A warm, heartfelt story based on an actual journey undertaken by the award-winning author and illustrator, Alison Lester.
ISBN 9780670880676
Publisher Penguin, 2004
Lester, Alison
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Are you an art sleuth
Have a close look at twenty-one famous paintings and discover how each artist uses colour, techniques and secrets to delight you. Be an art sleuth and find items and details in each painting that, at first glance, might not be so obvious.
ISBN 9781631591310
Publisher Quarto Group, 2016
DiGiovanni Evans, Brooke
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Aristotle
Delightful story of a young kitten who becomes a witch's cat and goes through most of his nine lives being rescued by his kind witch, Bella Donna.
ISBN 9780744566802
Publisher Walker Books, 2004
King-Smith, Dick & Graham, Bob (ill)
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Arno the garbo
An off-the-wall picture book about Arno who lives in the middle of his family's junkyard making him unpopular, mostly because of the smell. But, when Arno brings an exciting invention to school made from recycled garbage, the situation changes.
ISBN 9780734401748
Publisher Thomas C Lothian Pty Ltd, 2001
Crew, Gary & Smith, Craig
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Art & Max
Max and Arthur are friends who share an interest in painting. Arthur is an accomplished painter while Max is a beginner. Max's first attempt at using a paintbrush sends the two friends on a whirlwind trip through various artistic media, which turn out to have unexpected pitfalls. Although Max is inexperienced, his energy and enthusiasm bring the adventure to its triumphant conclusion.
ISBN 9780864619297
Publisher Koala Books, 2010
Wiesner, David
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Arthur's dream boat
Arthur has an amazing dream about a pink and green boat with a striped mast. He can't wait to tell his family about it. But when he tries, no one (not even the dog) is interested in listening. In fact, they don't even notice when the very same boat gradually appears on his head, growing larger and larger by the minute.
ISBN 9781406344622
Publisher Walker Books, 2012
Dunbar, Polly
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At the beach: postcards from Crabby Spit
It's summer and time to head to Crabby Spit. I've been crabspotting, riding my bike, surfing and swimming, and looking at stars. With a bit of luck, I'll be having fish and chips for dinner. The only problem is my things keep disappearing.
ISBN 9781741147049
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2004
Harvey, Roland
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Australia at the beach
A funny, rhyming story about a family and their friends celebrating Australia Day at the beach.
ISBN 9781862913936
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 1999
Fatchen, Max & Jellett, Tom (ill)
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Australian kids through the years
Many thousands of years ago, the first people arrived in Australia and made this land their home. When Europeans arrived in the late 1700s, things changed forever. Now, Australia is home to children of many cultures and backgrounds, whose lives have changed over time.Enjoy spotting what has stayed the same and what is different in clothing, housing, activities, food and games.
ISBN 9780642278593
Publisher National Library of Australia, 2015
McCartney, Tania & Joyner, Andrew (ill)
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Baabwaa & Wooliam
Baabwaa is a sheep who loves to knit. Wooliam is a sheep who loves to read. It sounds boring but they like it. But one day, they decide they could do with a bit of an adventure, so they set off for a walk around the field. Just then, quite unexpectedly, a third sheep shows up. A funny-looking sheep who might just be that wolf in sheep's clothing Wooliam has read about.
ISBN 9780763660741
Publisher Candlewick Press, 2017
Elliott, David & Sweet, Melissa (ill)
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Baby pie
When three little trolls, Oink, Boink and Moink, go out hunting for a baby for their baby pie, they are in for a big surprise.
ISBN 9781842708248
Publisher Andersen Press Ltd, 2009
Topics / Year 3 easy reads /
McRae, Tom & Ward, Nick (ill)
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Badly drawn dog
Badly drawn dog believes he's too scribbly and smudgy, and seeks out an artist to redraw him. But, each new drawing of him is not quite right. A delightful book about appearances and beauty being in the eye of the beholder.
ISBN 9780340878071
Publisher Hodder Children's Books (Australia), 2005
Dodson, Emma
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Bag and a bird, A
One day, a long time ago when I lived in Kirribilli, Sydney, I packed a lunch and set out to walk to the Botanic Gardens. I crossed the Harbour Bridge then climbed down to Circular Quay. I walked beside the sea wall, past the Botanic gardens. And this is what I saw.
ISBN 9780143783909
Publisher Penguin Random House Australia, 2017
Allen, Pamela
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Bajirriga the turtle
Foolish Bajirriga, an Aboriginal boy, fails to cooperate with his community, preferring to go to the beach and swim while they gather food. Ignoring his parents' advice to come out of the water, he begins to transform into a turtle.
ISBN 9781863340205
Publisher Black Ink Press, 2006
Fourmile, Trevor & Fourmile, Lillian (ill)
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Ballet class, The
Tilly, a young ballerina, is preparing and practising for a big ballet concert. Gorgeous illustrations.
ISBN 9781843624134
Publisher Orchard Books, 2004
Geras, Adele & McNicholas, Shelagh (ill)
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Ballroom bonanza
The most amazing dance contest you will ever see including affluent alpacas, groovy goats and impetuous impalas. The donkeys demonstrate the disco, flamingos do the flamenco and hippos perform the hip-hop. When the band's instruments are hidden, you will have to help find them so that the competition can continue. Beautifully crafted rhyme with exquisite illustrations with mystery and monkey business.
ISBN 9781876288938
Publisher Working Title Press, 2009
Rycroft, Nina
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Bamboozled
A girl visits her Grandfather's house. Grandpa pours tea from a watering can and a kangaroos washes the dishes. Lots more funny jokes and odd events happen.
ISBN 9781865045658
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2003
Legge, David
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Bat and the crocodile, The
This story comes from the Aboriginal people at Warmun (Turkey Creek) in Western Australia. It was told in the Kija language. Describes why bats now live in caves because of the killing of a fellow creature.
ISBN 9781865046273
Series Aboriginal Stories (8 books)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2004
Lofts, Pamela (comp) & Dolumyu, Jack (teller)
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Bat loves the night
A delightful mix of story and facts about bats in a simply but beautifully worded tale of a mother bat who hunts at night to feed her batling at dawn and then sleeps through the day.
ISBN 9781406312744
Series Nature storybooks series (23 books)
Publisher Walker Books, 2004
Topics / Year 4 easy reads /
Davies, Nicola & Fox-Davies, Sarah (ill)
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Beachmaster, The
A bull seal loses his dominion as beachmaster over his section of beach and takes on a nearby car park, falling for a Morris Minor car. Whimsical story set in New Zealand, with lots of factual information about seals and their habits.
ISBN 9781869484286
Publisher Reed Publishing, 2006
Liddell, Carmel & Potter, Bruce (ill)
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Bear tale, A
Join Ted on a humorous trip exploring the slumps of bears and the wisdom of owls.
ISBN 9780734400796
Publisher Thomas C Lothian Pty Ltd, 2000
Ingpen, Robert
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Bear with the sword, The
Bear has a powerful sword, which he uses to cut down a whole forest. His home is flooded soon afterwards and he is so angry he wants to find who is responsible, with an unexpected result.
ISBN 9780980607048
Publisher Wilkins Farago Pty Ltd, 2010
Cali, Davide & Foli, Gianluca (ill)
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Bears in the forest
Deep in a forest cave, a mother bear gives birth to two tiny cubs. As they grow, she teaches them how to climb and fish, and all the things they need to know to survive in the wild. For one day, during the second summer, they will leave her to find homes of their own.
ISBN 9781406318203
Series Nature storybooks series (23 books)
Publisher Walker Books, 2009
Topics / Year 4 easy reads /
Wallace, Karen & Firth, Barbara (ill)
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Beauty and the beast
A timeless story celebrating the triumph of love and the message that true beauty comes from within.
ISBN 9780007513406
Publisher HarperCollins Children's Books, 2013
Morpurgo, Michael & Schauer, Loretta (ill)
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Belvedere dreaming
Belvedere, the koala, dreams of visiting the city. He gathers all the essential items for taking such a long journey. Now, all Belvedere needs is a travelling companion.
ISBN 9780143500438
Publisher Puffin Australia, 2002
Ryan, Kate & Harvey, Roland (ill)
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Ben & Gracie's art adventure
When Ben and Gracie visit the art gallery, a gold coin transports them into the paintings of artist Frederick McCubbin. They venture back in time, meeting and travelling with new settlers to Australia. Ben and Gracie see the difficulties faced in the harsh Australian bush environment. As they venture deeper into the forest, the pair lose their way as night falls.
ISBN 9780734411426
Publisher Lothian Books, 2011
Wilson, Mark
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Bessie's war
Bessie is cross. Everyone else seems to have a role to play in the war effort and she wants to help too. But what can a young girl in Australia do to help the soldiers all the way over in Europe?
ISBN 9781922081667
Publisher Windy Hollow Books, 2017
Bell, Krista & Elliot, Belinda (ill)
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Big bad bushranger
A clever wombat is the perfect bushranger. He knows the best hiding spots in New South Wales.
ISBN 9781862918016
Series Great Australian yarns series (7 books)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2009
Brown, Bob & Wood, Ben (ill)
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Big black dog
Everyone may have been scared of Big Black Dog but Big Black Dog was scared of everything. Until, one day he has to be very brave. Find out if Big Black Dog will save his friend or if his fears win out.
ISBN 9781406302172
Publisher Walker Books, 2005
Glicksman, Caroline
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Big fella rain
Way up north, lightning flashes, thunder rolls and frogs sing a chorus. Big fella rain is coming.
ISBN 9781925360639
Publisher Magabala Books, 2017
Webber, Beryl & Martins, Fern (ill)
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Big rain coming
This book invokes both a feeling of listlessness and of expectation. The children in an Aboriginal camp in northern Australia are waiting. Uncle Stephen predicts the big wet is coming but, day after day, the hot, dry weather continues.
ISBN 9780949714664
Publisher Roland Harvey Books, 1999
Germein, Katrina & Bancroft, Bronwyn (ill)
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Big red kangaroo
Far inland, where ocean is a dim memory, the sun floats on the waves of another bake-earth day. In the long shadows, a big red kangaroo licks his forearms and lets the early evening breeze wash over him.
ISBN 9781921720420
Publisher Walker Books, 2013
Saxby, Claire & Byrne, Graham (ill)
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Big, blue whale
An introduction to these magnificent whales, the largest animals that have ever lived on earth. Davies is a zoologist who expresses, in beautiful language, factual information about blue whales.
ISBN 9781406312607
Series Nature storybooks series (23 books)
Publisher Walker Books, 2008
Topics / Year 4 easy reads /
Davies, Nicola & Maland, Nick (ill)
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Bilbies of Bliss, The
Matron runs the Bilbies' retirement home with an iron fist. New resident, Nina, challenges the unfair and unkind rules and the elderly bilbies get rid of the bullying matron.
ISBN 9780733307683
Publisher ABC Books, 2005
Wild, Margaret & Young, Noela (ill)
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Bilby secrets
Through a combination of story and fact, find out about the relatively unknown life of the endangered bilby, from birth to adulthood, and the natural world which it inhabits.
ISBN 9781921529320
Publisher Walker Books, 2011
Wignell, Edel & Jackson, Mark (ill)
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Billie B Brown & Billie B Mystery series
Meet Billie B Brown. She's brave, brilliant and bold and will become your best friend in no time. 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 Billie B Brown & Billie B Mystery series (30 books)
Rippin, Sally & Fukuoka, Aki (ill)
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Billie B Brown: birthday mix-up, The
Billie's party is going to be the best ever. She has lots of fun games planned. But what if Billie's friends don't like her party, or what if they don't come.
ISBN 9781921759796
Series Billie B Brown & Billie B Mystery series (10 of 30)
Publisher Hardie Grant Egmont, 2011
Rippin, Sally & Fukuoka, Aki (ill)
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Birds build nests
Where, how and why birds build nests written in charming verses filled with highly descriptive language and beautiful illustrations.
ISBN 9781876289355
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2001
Winer,Yvonne & Oliver, Tony (ill)
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Birth of the moon, The
The sun gives the moon as a gift to the animals, but it makes the moon come and go to remind the animals to appreciate it. Exciting pictures of the moon and the sun.
ISBN 9780735812499
Publisher North South Books, 2000
Hol, Coby
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Bittangabee Tribe: an Aboriginal story from coastal New South Wales
Explores the story of a family living on the coast of south-east Australia who travel to the Australian Alps in the summer to meet with other tribes and feast on Bogong moths. At the end of the season they travel back to their home for lobster season. Includes references to Indigenous trading, Aboriginal lifestyle pre-colonisation, bush tucker, traditional language and boundary divisions and Indigenous seasons.
ISBN 9780855756987
Publisher Aboriginal Studies Press, 2009
Cruse, Beryl (et al) & Austin, Jana (ill)
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Black fella white fella
Black fella white fella doesn't matter what your colour - the message is clear, We are all brothers and sisters no matter where we are from in this world.
ISBN 9780980794892
Publisher One Day Hill Pty Ltd, 2012
Murray, Neil
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Blossom possum: the sky is falling down-under
A retelling of Henny Penny, substituting Australian animals and the bush environment. The sky is falling and Blossom Possum gathers the bushland creatures to journey beyond the black stump in search of the Prime Minister.
ISBN 9781865047942
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2006
Newton, Gina & Niland, Kilmeny (ill)
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Boat, The
On a hill near a village, an old man lives with a strange collection of unwanted animals. Mutual fear and distrust keep the villagers and the old man apart until a boat appears.
ISBN 9780864616388
Publisher Koala Books, 2004
Ward, Helen & Andrew, Ian (ill)
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Book
In a world dazzled by the latest gadgets and mesmerized by Internet videos, the humble book seems like the most ordinary thing that could be. And, perhaps it is, until you learn to look closer and closer and closer. Suddenly, you're in a world that only you can imagine.
ISBN 9781939629654
Publisher Familius, 2015
Miles, David & Hoopes, Natalie (ill)
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Boris Monster scared of nothing
Boris is so scary and so ugly he scares himself when he catches a glimpse of himself in a mirror. To be forced to stay in a room full of mirrors would be the worst fate he could imagine. When Boris takes up ballet, he must face his worst fears.
ISBN 9781865044088
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2008
Laguna, Sofie & Redlich, Ben (ill)
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Boy and the toy, The
A father invents the best toy in the world to keep his son company while he goes away. In the beginning, the boy also thinks that the toy is wonderful, it can do anything. But, over time, the boy starts to wonder about the toy and begins to change his mind.
ISBN 9780670073627
Publisher Penguin Books Australia, 2010
Hartnett, Sonya
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Boy who cried wolf, The
Whenever Harry is made to do something he doesn't like, he shouts 'Wolf' and everyone runs away. This means that Harry is left to do exactly what he wants. A retelling of a famous fable, with an unexpected ending.
ISBN 9781842708330
Publisher Andersen Press Ltd, 2008
Ross, Tony
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Bravest ever bear, The
A picture book about the bravest bear, the persistent penguin, opportunistic wolf, boastful bear and sly dragon. The problem is everyone wants to tell the story their own way.
ISBN 9780744578645
Publisher Walker Books, 2001
Ahlberg, Allan
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Bravo
Once upon a time, there was a little girl called Helena. Her life was almost perfect. Only one thing spoiled it. Helena's father couldn't speak normally. Everything he said came out in a roar and was way too loud.
ISBN 9781877467721
Publisher Gecko Press, 2011
Waechter, P & Port, M; Spencer, S (trans)
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Brown dog, The
The brown dog often visits Henry on rainy, grey afternoons. Usually he doesn't hang around for long. But this time the brown dog decides to stay, and Henry needs to find a way to make him leave.
ISBN 9781921504747
Publisher Working Title Press, 2017
Inverarity, Gina & Holfeld, Greg (ill)
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72328
Brucie saves Christmas
Brucie, the joey kangaroo, loves reading books and doing science reports. When a catastrophe occurs that will prevent Santa from delivering the presents, Brucie must use all his smarts to help Santa fly the ute on Christmas Eve.
ISBN 9781741692266
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2009
Morrison, Yvonne & Pike, Michelle (ill)
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Bumblebee
A bumblebee queen's life is a busy one. She pollinates plants, builds wax honey-pots and lays eggs to produce future queens, male drones and the workers who make honey and defend the colony. Sadly, bumblebee numbers are in dramatic decline.
ISBN 9781847800084
Publisher Frances Lincoln, 2011
Topics / Endangered species /
Wilson, J V & Kennaway, Adrienne (ill)
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Bush concert, The
There has been a terrible drought and a multitude of Australian birds put on a gala concert to cheer themselves up. There is singing and dancing and magic tricks, but the final performance is the perfect end to a wonderful bush concert. Told in humorous rhyme.
ISBN 9781862919150
Publisher Omnibus Books, 2011
Visser, Helga
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Busy life of Ernestine Buckmeister, The
Ernestine is in over her head. From Monday through to Sunday, Ernestine's week is packed with after-school lessons. She does tuba, knitting, sculpting, water ballet, yoga, yodelling and karate. Overwhelmed and exhausted, Ernestine decides to take matters into her own hands.
ISBN 9780979974694
Publisher Flashlight Press, 2011
Ravin Lodding, Linda & Beaky, Suzanne (ill)
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72124
Butterflies in my stomach and other school hazards
On his first day of school, a little boy struggles with missing his dog and the oddities of the English language. Perhaps he really will be in a big pickle on the bus. He doesn't want to open a can of worms but it is all a bit confusing.
ISBN 9780864618924
Publisher Koala Books, 2008
Topics / Year 4 easy reads /
Bloch, Serge
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56138
Butterfly's circus
Butterfly is no ordinary girl. On the day she is born, jealous Romola casts a wicked spell that causes little Butterfly to grow wings. She is different from all the other children, but when the future of the circus is put in danger, Butterfly finds a way to save it from closing.
ISBN 9780733322594
Publisher HarperCollins Australia, 2010
Goldstein, Nikki & Contreras, Melissa (ill)
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Camille and the sunflowers
One day, a stranger arrives in Camille's town. He has a straw hat and a yellow beard. The man turns out to be the artist Vincent van Gogh. This is an introduction to the great painter, seen through the eyes of a young boy entranced by his painting.
ISBN 9780711210509
Series Famous artists (Anholt) series (10 books)
Publisher Frances Lincoln, 2001
Anholt, Laurence
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Can a skeleton have an x-ray
From the practical to the philosophical, the interesting and big questions in this book are guaranteed to fire your imagination.
ISBN 9781925162691
Publisher Fremantle Press, 2015
Hughes-Odgers, Kyle
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15553
Can you whistle, Johanna
Berra doesn't have a grandfather and Ulf suggests there are plenty of old men at the retirement home who would do as a grandfather. They go there to find a grandfather, ideally one who eats pig's trotters, invites you to tea and who can teach you to whistle.
ISBN 9781571430571
Publisher Gecko Press, 2005
Stark, Ulf
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Cassowary's egg, The
Carla, a very bossy cassowary, leaves her partner, Calvin, to look after their egg for twenty-one days. But, the egg gets stolen and Calvin must find a way to get it back before Carla returns.
ISBN 9781877035081
Publisher Brolly Books, 2006
Fleming, Gary
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2834
Cat
Sometimes this adventurous cat is the victim and sometimes it is the victor. The story is told through the illustrations more than the words with lots of humour. A great book for reading the pictures.
ISBN 9781876288808
Publisher Working Title Press, 2007
Dumbleton, Mike & Smith, Craig (ill)
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Cat, the dog, Little Red, the exploding eggs, the wolf and Grandma's wardrobe, The
Cat starts reading to Dog, explaining that it's a story about a little girl who always wears a red cape with a hood. Dog loves stories about superheroes and wants to know her special power. When Cat advises that the little girl doesn't have any special powers and it's not that kind of a story, the fun begins.
ISBN 9781910277003
Publisher Words & pictures, 2014
Fox, Diane & Fox, Christyan
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12407
Caterpillar, butterfly
A child and her grandfather watch as a family of tiny caterpillar eggs turn into beautiful butterflies. At each stage, the story reveals their awe at the magic of what is happening. The illustrations come with notes on the scientific details.
ISBN 9780744562828
Series Nature storybooks series (23 books)
Publisher Walker Books, 1993
Topics / Year 4 easy reads /
French, Vivian & Voake, Charlotte (ill)
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2839
Cezanne and the apple boy
Young Paul joins his father, artist Paul Cezanne, on a painting expedition in the mountains of southern France. The artist enjoys painting portraits of his apple-cheeked son but most of his paintings are landscapes of the mountain country where they are camping. The local people think the paintings are poor and laugh at his efforts. But, a picture dealer from Paris, who happens to be in the region, believes Cezanne's paintings are wonderful. Soon, Cezanne becomes famous and wealthy.
ISBN 9781847806048
Series Famous artists (Anholt) series (10 books)
Publisher Frances Lincoln, 2015
Anholt, Laurence
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Changes
Joseph Kaye is beset by bizarre and threatening changes occurring around him, including the arrival of a new baby.
ISBN 9780744554281
Publisher Walker Books, 1997
Browne, Anthony
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18528
Charlie Cook's favourite book
A fun, entertaining stroll through eleven books woven into one. Charlie reads his favourite book, in which a character reads a favourite book, in which another character reads another favourite book.
ISBN 9781405034692
Publisher MacMillan, 2005
Donaldson, Julia & Scheffler, Axel (ill)
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Chicken clicking
One night, Chick hops into the farmer's house and has a little browse on his computer. Soon, she's bought a funny teapot, a frilly blouse, scooters for the sheep and a car for the cows. She just can't stop clicking. But, when she arranges to meet up with a friend she makes online, Chick discovers that all is not as it seems.
ISBN 9781783440528
Publisher Andersen Press Ltd, 2015
Willis, Jeanne & Ross, Tony (ill)
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Chicken dance
Marge and Lola are two chickens on a mission. They must win the barnyard talent contest to win tickets to see the famous singer, Elvis Poultry. But, first, they have to summon up enough talent to score higher than those heckling ducks.
ISBN 9781402753664
Publisher Sterling Publishing Co, 2009
Sauer, Tammi & Santat, Dan (ill)
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25924
Child's garden: a story of hope, A
In a ruined village, torn apart by war, a barbed wire fence cuts off a little boy from the hills he loved to walk in. One day, after rain, he sees a tiny, green shoot breaking through the rubble.
ISBN 9781406312072
Publisher Walker Books, 2009
Foreman, Michael
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Christmas rose, The
The fields near Bethlehem are filled with joy when angels appear telling of the birth of a very special baby. Men are travelling to give the baby gifts, but Madelon has nothing, what could she possibly give him when she meets him.
ISBN 9781921720406
Publisher Walker Books, 2014
Blaxland, Wendy & Hennessy, Lucy (ill)
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53765
Cindy-Ella, an Aussie Cinderella
Aussie Cinderella who is hard-working, has a fairy godnanna and a lost thong is after Steve, the best sheep shearer in town.
ISBN 9781741690811
Series Great Australian yarns series (7 books)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2008
Champion, T & Singleton, G (ill)
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Clarice Bean picture books series
Spunky 12-year-old Clarice Bean Tuesday and her adventures at home and at school! 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 Clarice Bean picture books series (4 books)
Child, Lauren
No book cover.
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Clarice Bean, guess who's babysitting?
Who can Mom and Dad get to babysit the feisty Clarice, her pesky brother Minal Cricket, and the school's guinea pig, Albert, who's visiting for spring break? (Not to mention teenage brother Kurt, who abhors daylight; big sis Marcie, who chats on the phone all day; and Grandad, who tends to wander off.) Only Uncle Ted, firefighter and movie addict, can be persuaded. Will he survive the week?
ISBN 9780763613730
Series Clarice Bean picture books series (3 of 4)
Publisher Orchard Books, 2001
Child, Lauren
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Clarice Bean, that's me
Clarice Bean's mother retreats to the bathtub with candles and language tapes, her father scoots off to his big fancy office and Grandad spends all his time asleep with a cat on his head, leaving Clarice with two painful brothers and a boy-mad sister.
ISBN 9781841215839
Series Clarice Bean picture books series (1 of 4)
Publisher Orchard Books, 2000
Child, Lauren
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33112
Click go the shears
The Australian song is probably the most wide spread and enduring of the old-time shearers' songs. The tune came from an American Civil War song, Ring the Bell, Watchman, and was written by Henry Lawson. The song was first published in written format in 1946 and versions don't seem to differ much. The version in this book is as sung by A L Lloyd in the 1950s.
ISBN 9780207180941
Publisher Angus & Robertson (HarperCollins), 2011
Topics / Australians at war /
Ingpen, Robert (ill)
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43960
Click go the shears
The illustrations breathe new life into this classic Australian folksong. The eccentric shearers have their work cut out for them but still find time for fun.
ISBN 9781741690828
Series Great Australian yarns series (7 books)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2008
Lance, Charlotte
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9293
Click, clack, moo, cows that type
Farmer Brown's hilarious cows go on strike after their demands are not met.
ISBN 9780743461511
Publisher Pocket Books, 2002
Cronin, Doreen & Lewin, Betsy (ill)
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Clinton Gregory's secret
Clinton Gregory has a secret. Actually, Clinton has at least seven secrets just from last week. Every night, when no-one else is looking, Clinton does extraordinary things. He befriends a dragon, teaches a stegosaurus a new trick and flies around the world on a plate of spaghetti. Look in the pictures for a clue to Clinton's next secret.
ISBN 9780810993648
Publisher Harry N Abrams Inc, 2008
Whatley, Bruce
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32650
Cloud tea monkeys
Tashi lives in a tiny village below the tea plantations where her mother earns a living. One day, her mother falls ill and Tashi must pick tea to earn the money for a doctor. But, she is too small to reach the tender shoots and the cruel Overseer sends her away empty-handed. Tashi needs a miracle.
ISBN 9781406300925
Publisher Walker Books, 2010
Peet, Mal & Graham, Elspeth & Wijngaard, Juan (ill)
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93684
Cocky who cried dingo, The
Cocky is a cheeky trickster who loves nothing more than pulling pranks on the other birds. But, when Cocky's tricks get him into real trouble, he finally learns his lesson. An hilarious rhyming adaptation of The Boy Who Cried Wolf.
ISBN 9781921541421
Publisher Little Hare Books, 2010
Morrison, Yvonne & McKenzie, Heath (ill)
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30487
Cold paws, warm heart
Far away in the land of snow and ice lives Cold Paws, a lonely polar bear. Cold Paws shivers and wonders why he always feels cold inside. But, when little Hannah from the village becomes his friend, the cold feeling inside begins to melt away.
ISBN 9781406301908
Publisher Walker Books, 2006
Floyd, Madeleine
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14911
Collecting colour
Rose and her friend, Olive, love going bush in Arnhem Land to collect 'colour' and pandanus leaves for weaving baskets, bags and mats.
ISBN 9780734410221
Publisher Lothian Books, 2008
Dunstan, Kylie
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Come by chance
Bertha found an abandoned home in the middle of nowhere and fixed it up. She called her home, Come by chance, and that is what happened. All sorts of animals, sheep, kangaroos and a cat, came to her door during the cold winter. She took them all in and cared for them until summer.
ISBN 9781921150845
Publisher Walker Books, 2009
Winch, Madeleine
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9536
Corduroy
Corduroy is a teddy bear who searches for his missing button because he believes that, if he is perfect, he will be loved and bought.
ISBN 9780140501735
Publisher Penguin, 1988
Freeman, Don
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1261
Counting on Frank
Frank counts on everything. He is always calculating things like how many whales will fit in his house. His dad says, 'If you've got a brain, then use it', and Frank does.
ISBN 9780207173226
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, UK, 1990
Clement, Rod
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24805
Crazy hair
Bonnie tries to tame Mister's hair but to no avail. Birds and beasts of every type jostle for space among the curls and tresses of this hairy book.
ISBN 9780747595991
Publisher Bloomsbury, 2010
Gaiman, Neil & McKean, Dave (ill)
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64671
Crow and the waterhole
Crow is so lacking in self-esteem that she doesn't realise what a special crow she is. She wishes she could be more like the 'other' crows she sees. She flies off to seek her destiny and to discover that she is all these things and more.
ISBN 9781863683036
Publisher Fremantle Press, 2007
Kwaymullina, Ambelin
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1795
Dance teacher, The
When Isabelle arrives at Miss Sylvie's dance studio to become a ballerina, she is told to be prepared to work hard. As the other young dancers switch to hip hop or drop out, Isabelle continues to practice, aiming to become a prima ballerina.
ISBN 9781743313312
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2013
Milne, Simon & Stewart, Chantal (ill)
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75909
Dangerous alphabet, The
A is for Always, that's where we embark. Two children, treasure map in hand, and their pet gazelle sneak past their father, out of their house, and into a world beneath the city, where monsters and pirates roam. A captivating, chilling riot of an alphabet book with eye-popping illustrations.
ISBN 9780747597155
Publisher Bloomsbury, 2008
Gaiman, Neil & Grimly, Gris (ill)
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Danny Blue's really excellent dream
Danny Blue lives in a world where everything is blue. And while there are many different shades and hues, everything is essentially the same. Until the night Danny sees something in a dream that is unlike anything else...
ISBN 9780734417589
Publisher Hachette Children's Books, 2017
Landrak, Max
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1394
Dark, The
Lazlo is afraid of the dark, when tucked up in his bedroom at night. He wants to find out what this thing called 'the dark' is.
ISBN 9781408330029
Publisher Orchard Books, 2013
Snicket, Lemony & Klassen, Jon (ill)
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New
Darkest dark, The
Chris love rockets and planets and pretending he's an astronaut in Space. Only one problem- at night, Chris is afraid of the dark. But when he watches the ground breaking Apollo 11 Moon Landing on TV it inspires him to follow his dreams and explore the darkest dark. Inspired by the childhood of real-life astronaut, Commander Chris Hadfield.
ISBN 9781509824090
Publisher MacMillan, 2016
Hadfield, Chris & Fan Brothers (ill)
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Day I remember, A
This is a day that Chintu will always remember. He's going to be Markundi, the boy who keeps the bridegroom, his uncle, company through the wedding preparations. Come and join in the celebrations, with dancing, fireworks and music.
ISBN 9781847806017
Publisher Frances Lincoln, 2015
Prodeepta, Das
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Day with Dad, A
Tim waits with excitement for a train to bring his father, who lives in another town, to spend the entire day with him. They do all of their favourite things, until it is time for Dad to catch the train home.
ISBN 9781406313840
Publisher Walker Books, 2008
Holmberg, Bo R
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15437
Days of the blackbird
Gemma and her father, Duca Gennaro, live in a house with a bird-filled courtyard. All the birds sing but the duke's favourite is La Colomba. When the duke falls ill, La Colomba refuses to fly south, even though snow and fierce winds swirl.
ISBN 9780399229299
Publisher Penguin USA, 1997
dePaola, Tomie
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Dinner detectives: A fearsome beast and a dumpling feast
It's Chinese New Year, a time for feasting. But children beware, a hungry beast is looking for you! Join Dinner Detectives Clementine and Aksel in their first adventure, travelling back in time and around the world to uncover magical stories behind the food we eat every day.
ISBN 9780648008705
Publisher Publish Creative Books, 2017
Stening, Yves & Buchanan, Nigel (ill)
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Dinosaur encore
A simple, flip book that has lots of interesting dinosaur facts for you to test yourself. Perhaps you know which dinosaur was smaller than a Dalmatian dog or most like the modern day ostrich but, if you don't, you can find out by reading this book. Panoramic pictures of collage artwork add to the joy of learning more about the shape and size of dinosaurs.
ISBN 9781865048031
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2004
Topics / Year 4 easy reads /
Mullins, Patricia
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4449

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Do not lick this book
Min is microbe. She is small. Very small. In fact so small that you'd need to look through a microscope to see her. Or you can simply open this book and take Min on an adventure to amazing places she's never seen before- like the icy glaciers of your tooth or the twisted, tangled jungle that is your shirt. The perfect book for anyone who wants to take a closer look at the world.
ISBN 9781760293055
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2017
Ben-Barak, Idan & Frost, Julian
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15306
Dougal's deep-sea diary
Dougal's job is boring but he loves deep-sea diving. When Dougal goes to spend a week underwater, his diary tells of the many wonderful creatures he sees and his adventures. Dougal needs a change from his boring old job.
ISBN 9781741245981
Publisher The Five Mile Press Pty Ltd, 2004
Bartram, Simon
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Dragon machine, The
Unseen, ignored and overlooked, the dragons went unnoticed, just like George, until he was gone.
ISBN 9780864614766
Publisher Koala Books, 2003
Ward, Helen & Anderson, Wayne (ill)
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Dream of bunyips dancing, A
LuLu wants to see the legendary bunyips and her quest takes her to the creek at the end of her garden. But she doesn't know what bunyips look like.
ISBN 9780734403360
Publisher Thomas C Lothian Pty Ltd, 2002
Hurst, Elise
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Dreaming tree, The
Through free-verse and rhyming poems, celebrate the joy and freedom of being a child in the Australian landscape.
ISBN 9781925059489
Publisher New Frontier Publishing, 2016
Oliver, Jo
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Duck gets a job
My name is Duck and I would like a job. My friends work in the city and never stop talking about it. So, any job please. Yours sincerely, Duck.
ISBN 9781760405359
Publisher The Five Mile Press Pty Ltd, 2016
Ross, Sonny
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Duck's stuck
Greedy duck sticks his head where he shouldn't and it gets stuck. Now his only hope is that rat can get him out. A cautionary tale.
ISBN 9781869438265
Publisher Scholastic New Zealand, 2008
Topics / Year 3 easy reads /
Mewburn, Kyle
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Dugong meadow, The
The tranquil seagrass meadow seems a safe place for gentle Dugong and his aquatic undersea friends to play until one day a trawler with its scoop net appears.
ISBN 9780958098205
Publisher Trapdoor Press, 2002
Mairou, Naomi
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1542
Dunbi the owl
Based on the story told by Daisy Utemorrah of the Worora people to children living in Derby, Western Australia. One of a series of Aboriginal stories about animals and birds. Dunbi the owl is discovered in a tree by some children who soon learn the consequences of mistreating him.
ISBN 9781865046266
Series Aboriginal Stories (8 books)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2004
Lofts, Pamela (comp) & Utemorrah, Daisy (teller)
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1549
Each beach
Eccentric and lovable characters search for the best ice cream, with funny tongue twisting rhymes.
ISBN 9781876233051
Publisher Box Press, 1998
Rubinstein, Gillian
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24966
Ebi's boat
Ebi has a passion for boats and builds a fantasy world around them. When he meets an old, ex-sailor who lives next door, the two share Ebi's fantasy world in a host of imaginary ways.
ISBN 9781921136955
Publisher Windy Hollow Books, 2006
Saxby, Claire & Spudvilas, Anne (ill)
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7557
Elephants have wings
Nestled in the wings of a mystical, white elephant, two children embark on a great journey of discovery. They fly across the universe, seeing its beauty then conflict, to discover there is a pathway to the humanity in all of us. The parable of the blind men and the elephant is told in Buddhism, Sufism, Hinduism, Jainism and studied in philosophy universally.
ISBN 9781925000399
Publisher Ford Street Publishing, 2014
Gervay, Susanne & Pignataro, Anna (ill)
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Emily and the big bad bunyip
It's Christmas day in Shaggy Gully. The kangaroos are bouncy, the echidnas are prickly and the bats and possums are just hanging about. Only the bunyip is gloomy and Emily Emu is determined to make him smile for Christmas.
ISBN 9780732286927
Publisher Angus & Robertson (HarperCollins), 2008
French, Jackie & Whatley, Bruce (ill)
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Emperor's egg, The
The Emperor penguin is the only large animal to remain on the Antarctic mainland throughout its bitterly, inhospitable winter. Once the female has laid her egg, she heads back to the sea, leaving the male to incubate it. He then spends two months standing on the freezing cold ice with the egg on his feet.
ISBN 9781406313017
Series Nature storybooks series (23 books)
Publisher Walker Books, 2009
Topics / Year 4 easy reads /
Jenkins, Martin & Chapman, Jane (ill)
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Emu
In the open forest, Emu gathers granite-green eggs under soft feathers. Emu will care for the eggs and protect the stripy chicks once they hatch. There are many hazards in the forest for this unusual family.
ISBN 9781922179708
Series Nature storybooks series (23 books)
Publisher Walker Books Australia Pty Ltd, 2014
Saxby, Claire & Byrne, Graham (ill)
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Enigma: a magical mystery
Young Bertie Badger loves to visit his grandpa and friends at the retirement home for elderly magicians. One day, he arrives to find all the magic props have vanished. Bertie will have to solve the mystery before the magic show can start. Maybe you can help him.
ISBN 9780810972452
Publisher Penguin Books Australia, 2008
Base, Graeme
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Enoch the emu
Enoch the emu thinks it will be very easy being a house husband. He is not so sure once his partner, Wilhemina, leaves him to look after the eggs. By the time the story finishes only the joy of fatherhood can make up for his ordeal.
ISBN 9780949130044
Publisher Childerset Publishers, 2006
Winch, Gordon
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Ernie dances to the didgeridoo
Ernie is going to live in the Australian Outback for a year. He is going to write a postcard during each season. Lots of lovely pictures and fun.
ISBN 9780618104420
Publisher Hodder Headline Australia Pty Ltd, 2001
Lester, Alison
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Exploring soils: A hidden world underground
Have you ever wondered what happens in the earth underneath us? James has, and he wants to learn more about soil. In Exploring Soils: A Hidden World Underground, James discovers that soil is not just dirt for digging in. He explores how plants and animals live in soil, how soils are formed, how they differ, and the many ways that soil is essential in our lives.
ISBN 9781486305001
Publisher CSIRO, 2017
Grover, Samantha & Heisler, Camille (ill)
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Eye to eye
Imagine you could soar high in the sky with an eagle or dive into the deep with a majestic blue whale. Come eye to eye with some of nature's most impressive creatures.
ISBN 9780670078592
Publisher Penguin Books Australia, 2015
Base, Graeme
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Eyes in the dark
Poetry, printed in large white font on glossy black pages, describes a variety of Australia's nocturnal birds and animals, all of whom have eyes that stare out of the dark pages.
ISBN 9780734401991
Publisher Thomas C Lothian Pty Ltd, 2001
Dale, Kim
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Eyes in the night
In a suburban backyard that borders the bush, the night is dark and a storm is coming. Peter leaves the comfort of his house to check his pets and is just in time to save a young owl from the clutches of a feral cat.
ISBN 9781920694258
Publisher University of Western Australia Press, 2004
Ramage, Jan & Peterson, Laura (ill)
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Eyes of gray wolf, The
Gray Wolf loses his mate and finds a new one during a winter of survival.
ISBN 9780811841412
Publisher Chronicle Books, 2004
London, Jonathan & Van Zyle, Jon
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41647
Fabish, the horse that saved a bushfire
Fabish was a handsome, grey racehorse who always tried his hardest. When he retired, Fabish took care of the flighty yearlings, showing them what was expected of a racehorse. One hot summer day, a wild wind blew up and Fabish smelled smoke. Fire was coming, fast. When the trainer opened the gate, Fabish and the yearlings galloped away. The fire raged through the night as the trainer battled to save the racehorses. The next morning, there were no signs of Fabish or the young horses. Based on a true story during the Black Saturday fires.
ISBN 9781925266863
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2016
McMullin, Neridah & McLean, Andrew (ill)
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Fair dinkum war, The
A look at life in Australia through the eyes of a primary school boy during World War II. The excitement of seeing the American soldiers and tanks, the concept of black-outs, bomb shelters and ration coupons are explained.
ISBN 9781743310625
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2013
Cox, David
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12189
Fair, brown and trembling: an Irish Cinderella story
A lively retelling of an Irish folk tale in the Cinderella tradition. The book is peppered with curious names and whimsical illustrations featuring the costumes of fifteenth century Ireland.
ISBN 9780711214637
Publisher Frances Lincoln, 2000
Daly, Jude
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15554
Fairytale news
Modern retelling of the fairytales. Read all about it in The fairytale news that Jack delivers. Find out how Jack's paper run gets a very interesting customer.
ISBN 9780763621667
Publisher Candlewick Press, 2004
Hawkins, Colin & Jacqui
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Famous artists (Anholt) 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 Famous artists (Anholt) series (10 books)
Various
No book cover.
41715
Fancy Nancy
Meet Nancy who believes that more is always better when it comes to being fancy. From the top of her tiara down to her sparkly studded shoes, Nancy is determined to teach her parents and little sister, Jo Jo, a thing or two about being fancy.
ISBN 9780060542092
Series Fancy Nancy series (16 books)
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, UK, 2005
O'Connor, Jane & Preiss Glasser, Robin (ill)
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Fancy Nancy and the butterfly birthday
Nancy thinks butterflies are simply exquisite. That's why she can't wait to go to her friend Bree's butterfly birthday party. It's going to be the fanciest party ever. But, when Nancy finds out she can't go because of her grandparent's fiftieth anniversary party on the same day, she is furious. Nancy feels she will never get over her disappointment.
ISBN 9780007288779
Series Fancy Nancy series (16 books)
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, UK, 2010
O'Connor, Jane & Preiss Glasser, Robin (ill)
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Fancy Nancy and the fabulous fashion boutique
Welcome to Fancy Nancy's Fabulous Fashion Boutique. Here, you can find the fanciest, almost-new outfits, accessories, jewellery, and lots more. The fashion boutique is a huge success but it's also Nancy's little sister's birthday. And, when it starts to rain, the birthday party might be ruined. Nancy knows she has to come up with an idea, a brilliant one, and fast.
ISBN 9780061235924
Series Fancy Nancy series (16 books)
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, UK, 2010
O'Connor, Jane & Preiss Glasser, Robin (ill)
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25190
Fancy Nancy and the mermaid ballet
Fancy Nancy is ready for the spotlight. Fancy Nancy and her best friend, Bree, could not be more excited about their upcoming dance show. After all, it's all about mermaids and Fancy Nancy knows how to be a fancy, glamorous mermaid. But, when another ballerina wins the coveted role of the mermaid, Nancy is stuck playing a dreary, dull tree. When disaster strikes right before the big ballet, someone steps in to steal the spotlight.
ISBN 9780061703812
Series Fancy Nancy series (16 books)
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, UK, 2012
O'Connor, Jane & Preiss Glasser, Robin (ill)
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Fancy Nancy and the posh puppy
When her family decides to get a dog, Fancy Nancy is certain she can be fancier than ever. After all, a papillon, a small, delicate, fluffy dog, is the ultimate accessory. But, Fancy Nancy's family wants a large, plain dog. How unglamorous.
ISBN 9780060542139
Series Fancy Nancy series (16 books)
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, UK, 2007
O'Connor, Jane & Preiss Glasser, Robin (ill)
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Fancy Nancy and the wedding of the century
Not only does Nancy help out the bride, she also gets to attend a fabulous party reception. Nancy will discover how truly special even the simplest wedding can be.
ISBN 9780062083197
Series Fancy Nancy series (16 books)
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, UK, 2014
O'Connor, Jane & Preiss Glasser, Robin (ill)
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21911
Fancy Nancy aspiring artist
It's holiday time and Nancy is feeling glum because her best friend, Bree, is out of town. When her mum brings home a brand-new set of glitter markers, Nancy puts her trademark flair to creative use and devotes herself to becoming a serious artist (or artiste, as the French say). After all, everything about being an artist is fancy, fancy, fancy, especially when inspiration strikes.
ISBN 9780061915260
Series Fancy Nancy series (16 books)
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, UK, 2011
O'Connor, Jane & Preiss Glasser, Robin (ill)
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Fancy Nancy explorer extraordinaire
In their exclusively glamorous Explorers' Club, Fancy Nancy and her best friend, Bree, set out to explore the fascinating world of wildflowers, trees, leaves, birds and, of course, butterflies. With recipes for pinecone bird feeders, extra-fancy lemonade, an official club bird and an exclusive map of the territory, Fancy Nancy is one Explorer Extraordinaire.
ISBN 9780061684869
Series Fancy Nancy series (16 books)
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, UK, 2010
O'Connor, Jane & Preiss Glasser, Robin (ill)
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Fancy Nancy fanciest doll in the universe
Fancy Nancy's little sister, JoJo, can be naughty and a real pest at times. When JoJo draws a tattoo on Nancy's precious doll, Marabelle Lavinia Chandelier, Nancy is livid. Even worse, it's in permanent marker so will never come out. When her mother suggests a fancy doll party, Nancy is excited to accept. But, the doll drama isn't yet over.
ISBN 9780007466054
Series Fancy Nancy series (16 books)
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, UK, 2013
O'Connor, Jane & Preiss Glasser, Robin (ill)
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Fancy Nancy poet extraordinaire
Fancy Nancy Clancy is so poetic, even her name rhymes. And, with limericks, couplets, free verse and more, poetry is plenty fancy. So, when her teacher gives Nancy and her classmates an assignment to come up with their very own poems, Nancy is determined to write one that is superb. But, first, Nancy needs an idea and she's having trouble.
ISBN 9780061896439
Series Fancy Nancy series (16 books)
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, UK, 2010
O'Connor, Jane & Preiss Glasser, Robin (ill)
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Fancy Nancy Saturday night sleepover
When Nancy's parents go away overnight, she and her little sister, JoJo, get to sleep over at Mrs. DeVine's house. JoJo is a little nervous about sleeping at someone else's house. Luckily, Nancy is an expert on sleepovers and can help prepare her little sister. The big night arrives and JoJo and Nancy have a blast at Mrs. DeVine's. But, when it's time for bed, it turns out Nancy isn't as prepared as she thought. Good thing there is nothing better than a sister to make you feel better.
ISBN 9780007560905
Series Fancy Nancy series (16 books)
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, UK, 2016
O'Connor, Jane & Preiss Glasser, Robin (ill)
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Fancy Nancy series
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Series Fancy Nancy series (16 books)
O'Connor, Jane & Preiss Glasser, Robin (ill)
No book cover.
21370
Fancy Nancy stellar stargazer
Fancy Nancy thinks that everything in the sky is simply stellar, from the sun and the moon to the stars and their constellations (that's a fancy word for the shapes that stars make). So, nothing could make her happier than a special sleepover under the stars with her dad and her little sister, JoJo. Together, they wish on stars, moon bathe and even eat astronaut ice cream. But, Fancy Nancy faces a real challenge when rain clouds cover up the stars.
ISBN 9780061915239
Series Fancy Nancy series (16 books)
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, UK, 2011
O'Connor, Jane & Preiss Glasser, Robin (ill)
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Fancy Nancy tea parties
You're invited to join in the fun with hostess extraordinaire, Fancy Nancy. With a little imagination, you too can create an exquisite tea party that is perfect for your friends and family.
ISBN 9780061801747
Series Fancy Nancy series (16 books)
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, UK, 2009
O'Connor, Jane & Preiss Glasser, Robin (ill)
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Fancy Nancy's favorite fancy words
Fancy Nancy thinks that words are simply fascinating. She wonders why people say beautiful when there are fancy words like gorgeous and glamorous. Instead of hello, try bonjour, which is French and so much fancier. An umbrella will keep you dry but a parasol will make you feel like a Hollywood movie star.
ISBN 9780061549236
Series Fancy Nancy series (16 books)
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, UK, 2008
O'Connor, Jane & Preiss Glasser, Robin (ill)
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New
Fancy Nancy: Oodles of kittens
It is raining cats and dogs, when all of a sudden, Nancy hears a strange sound coming from outside! Nancy and Bree decide to investigate, and what do they find? Lo and behold! It's oodles of adorable kittens! Oodles is fancy for a lot. After finding some of the kittens good homes, Nancy and Bree each get to keep one for themselves. That is until Nancys new kitten meets her posh pup, Frenchy. Will Nancys two pets ever get along? Will Nancy be able to love them both the same?
ISBN 9780007560936
Series Fancy Nancy series (16 books)
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, UK, 2018
O'Connor, Jane & Preiss Glasser, Robin (ill)
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Fancy Nancy: Ooh la la it's beauty day
Fancy Nancy has created a super-deluxe beauty day for her mum's birthday. It's a pampering paradise, right in the backyard. With relaxing music, fragrant lotions, colourful nail polish and foamy mousse, Nancy gives her mum a total makeover. She even treats her to sumptuous refreshments and special entertainment. But, suddenly, the pampering goes too far.
ISBN 9780061915253
Series Fancy Nancy series (16 books)
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, UK, 2010
O'Connor, Jane & Preiss Glasser, Robin (ill)
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Fancy Nancy: splendiferous Christmas
Christmas presents are so fancy. Presents with elegant wrapping paper, festive decorations, Christmas cookies with sprinkles. After all, there is no such thing as too much tinsel. Ooh la la. This year, Nancy is especially excited about decorating the Christmas tree. She's bought a brand-new sparkly tree topper with her own money and has been waiting for Christmas to come. But, her plans may not be quite as splendiferous as Nancy imagines.
ISBN 9780061235900
Series Fancy Nancy series (16 books)
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, UK, 2011
O'Connor, Jane & Preiss Glasser, Robin (ill)
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FArTHER
A father has a dream of flying. He makes beautiful wings of paper and feathers, but never quite manages to fly. When he isn't preoccupied with his dream of flight and air, he scoops his son up and they play along the beach. He always returns to his dream until the day he is called up to war, never to return. His son decides to make his dream come true.
ISBN 9781848771260
Publisher Templar Publishing, 2010
Baker-Smith, Grahame
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Father Koala's fairy tales
Join Father Koala as he reads some Aussie fairytales to the young koalas in Gumleaf Lodge. Jack climbs the choko vine, the princess meets the cane toad, the Kangaroos Gruff outwits the bunyip under the bridge and Little Red Riding Hood is almost eaten by the dingo.
ISBN 9781865048383
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2005
Richards, Kel & Singleton, Glen (ill)
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Father Koala's nursery rhymes
Join Father Koala and his little mates as they romp through a selection of Aussie nursery rhymes. Little Miss Golden works on her Holden, Black Swan swims in an old billabong, Jack and Jill check boundary fences, Swaggie puts the billy on and we all have tea.
ISBN 9781865048390
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2005
Richards, Kel & Singleton, Glen (ill)
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Fearless
When a baby is born, it's difficult to know whether it will grow up to be big or small or brave or scared of the dark and spiders. So, sometimes, babies get the wrong name. It's the same with dogs. When a new little puppy is named Fearless, it seems a good name for him. Except that Fearless isn't.
ISBN 9780733320255
Publisher ABC Books, 2009
Thompson, Colin & Davis, Sarah (ill)
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Fearless in love
The only thing Fearless can remember his mother telling him is that life is much nicer if you love everyone. For Fearless, the act of loving things equates to devouring them, and loving everyone is much more complicated than he had imagined.
ISBN 9780733329517
Publisher ABC Books, 2012
Thompson, Colin & Davis, Sarah (ill)
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Fearless sons & daughter
Frearless and Primrose are now parents to five lively puppies. Fearless must work out how to be a father and teach them everything he knows. But, not everything goes to plan.
ISBN 9780733330872
Publisher ABC Books, 2015
Thompson, Colin & Davis, Sarah (ill)
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9652
Fearsome five, The
Toad, Rat, Bat, Hyena and Spider are anything but beautiful but the ugly outcasts learn that beauty comes in many guises.
ISBN 9781877467226
Publisher Gecko Press, 2009
Erlbruch, Wolf
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44447
Feathers for Phoebe
Phoebe doesn't want to be ordinary. She wants to turn heads and be noticed. She wants to be fabulous. But, when Phoebe seeks the help of the outrageous and beautiful Zelda, her transformation leads to some unexpected results.
ISBN 9780732289195
Publisher Angus & Robertson (HarperCollins), 2010
Clement, Rod
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28523
Field full of horses, A
A beautifully worded book for the horse crazy, with exquisite and accurate illustrations. A story that includes information on how a horse trots, canters, gallops and bucks, their diet and how they are groomed.
ISBN 9781406312805
Series Nature storybooks series (23 books)
Publisher Walker Books, 2008
Topics / Year 4 easy reads /
Hansard, Peter & Lilly, Kenneth (ill)
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Fierce little woman and the wicked pirate, The
The fierce little woman lived in a house at the end of a jetty. She knitted socks, played bagpipes, fished and swam. Sometimes, she was lonely. One stormy day, a wicked pirate came to her house on the jetty and tap-tapped on her window.
ISBN 9781877467417
Publisher Gecko Press, 2011
Cowley, Joy & Davis, Sarah (ill)
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12897
Fiona the pig
Fiona's parents wonder why she can't be more like them, that is, more like a pig. Fiona loves ballet, being clean and having tea parties with her dollies. Fiona's parents are desperate to find a solution to this baffling behaviour.
ISBN 9780670040971
Publisher Penguin, 2004
Hobbs, Leigh
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12331
Fish for breakfast
In possum hat and gumboots, Rebecca collects bait for her first fishing lesson, until a short-sighted sea-eagle spies her. Suddenly, she is carried away. Brave, resourceful Rebecca must help the sea-eagle and still get home in time for breakfast.
ISBN 9781876615048
Publisher University of Western Australia Press, 2002
Cresp, Gael & Pignataro, Anna
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Flabby Cat and Slobby Dog
Flabby Cat and Slobby Dog are very lazy and spend most of their time eating and sleeping. Each day when they wake up, they are more uncomfortable because the sofa keeps growing smaller. Or, so they believe.
ISBN 9781842708514
Publisher Andersen Press Ltd, 2009
Willis, Jeanne & Ross, Tony (ill)
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4299
Flotsam
A boy finds a box brownie at the beach. Inside are the photos of all the people who have found this camera in the past and the marine scenes they shot before leaving the camera behind. He can choose to do the same or keep the camera.
ISBN 9780618194575
Publisher Clarion Books, 2006
Wiesner, David
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Fly on the wall series
Lots of fascinating information and annotated illustrations about everyday life. 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 Fly on the wall series (4 books)
Manning, Mick & Granstrom, Brita (ill)
No book cover.
17664
Fly, kite, fly
A search for a red-tailed bird leads a young boy to meet with a famous artist. He finds not only what he is looking for but also a friend, in the great Leonardo da Vinci.
ISBN 9781921049811
Publisher Little Hare Books, 2007
Winch, John
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Fox and fine feathers
The various birds of the forest floor, Lyrebird, Coucal, Pitta and Nightjar, have very different feather colours and sounds but they look out for danger and warn each other. When a hungry fox comes looking for food, only plain, dull Nightjar is watching.
ISBN 9781862918061
Publisher Omnibus Books, 2009
Oliver, Narelle
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1775
Frank in time
The hero is now looking at history - by going back in time. A day in the local museum can be quite surprising! Frank encounters mummies, dinosaurs, Isaac Newton and some very interesting hair styles.
ISBN 9780207198960
Publisher HarperCollins Australia, 1999
Clement, Rod
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19676
Frankencrayon
The costumes are made, the roles are cast and the pages are all set. But, then, disaster strikes. Someone has scribbled on the page. This picture book is cancelled.
ISBN 9780062252111
Publisher HarperCollins US, 2016
Hall, Michael
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43475

New
Free diving
Leaving his family and country behind, a young man joins a crew of a pearl lugger to gather valuable pearl shell. Free diving with no protective suit, he risks his life with every descent.
ISBN 9781925360738
Publisher Magabala Books, 2017
Coffin, Lorrae & Houston, Bronwyn (ill)
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7547
Free to a good home
The Smith children collect an old lady from the shops and bring her home. Nobody notifies the police that she is missing and Mr and Mrs Smith need to decide whether she will become their Granny. Smith also happens to be her last name.
ISBN 9781741663181
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2009
Thompson, Colin
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2764
Frida Kahlo and the bravest girl in the world
When Marianna goes to Frida Kahlo's house to be painted by the famous Mexican artist, she is scared. The beautiful lady keeps exotic pets and she's heard that Frida keeps a skeleton in her bedroom. But, as Frida paints Marianna, their friendship grows. Frida talks about her life while Marianna discovers how love, determination and courage can give you wings to fly.
ISBN 9781847806666
Series Famous artists (Anholt) series (10 books)
Publisher Frances Lincoln, 2016
Anholt, Laurence
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6847
Friends of Emily Culpepper, The
Emily is a witch of sorts. She loves talking to her friends so she miniaturises them into jars. That way she can talk to them whenever she wishes.
ISBN 9780949714459
Publisher Penguin Putnam, 1987
Coleridge, Ann
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31016

New
Gecko
Welcome to the world of Gecko. He warms up on the sunbaked rocks in the evening before hunting for food. A cockroach makes a yummy snake. Watch out! A hawk is hunting! An exciting introduction to one of the most varied species of lizard on the planet.
ISBN 9781925126556
Publisher Walker Books, 2017
Huber, Raymond & Lovelock, Brian (ill)
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12483
Gentle giant octopus
An information book about a gentle, giant octopus searching for a safe place to lay her eggs. Discover how she uses her tentacles, why she squirts her ink and the care she takes to guard her babies.
ISBN 9780744562774
Series Nature storybooks series (23 books)
Publisher Walker Books, 2002
Topics / Year 4 easy reads /
Wallace, Karen & Bostock, Mike (ill)
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Geronimo and Thea Stilton 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 Geronimo and Thea Stilton series (134 books)
Stilton, Geronimo
No book cover.
5875
Geronimo Stilton Spacemice 1: Alien escape
Geronimo Stiltonix's spaceship is in danger of exploding! The only solution is to replace the engine's batteries by tracking down a rare element. When a group of mysterious aliens claim they can help, Geronimo is relieved. But are the aliens as friendly as they seem?
ISBN 9780545646505
Series Geronimo and Thea Stilton series (1 of 134)
Publisher Scholastic US, 2014
Stilton, Geronimo
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24291
Ghost of Miss Annabel Spoon, The
No matter what hour, she lurked looking sour, be it midnight or mid-afternoon. Her dresses were shabby, her mood always crabby. Her name was Miss Annabel Spoon. The ghost of Miss Annabel Spoon haunts the people of Twee their every waking hour and they've had enough. But, one day, the brave and practical young Herbert Kettle has a most extraordinary idea.
ISBN 9780670074747
Publisher Puffin Australia, 2011
Blabey, Aaron
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Giants
Sweet Pea and Boogaloo are out in the forest when Sweet Pea asks if giants look just like them, only bigger. Boogaloo knows that they're entirely different. Sweet Pea asks if giants are kind but Boogaloo has his negative opinions here too. It takes an ill-advised kick for Boogaloo to realise that giants are just like me and you, only bigger.
ISBN 9780340893319
Publisher Hodder Children's Books (Australia), 2008
Kelly, Mij & Maland, Nick (ill)
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5743
Gift, The
All the kids in the town followed the Pied Piper into the mountain but one was left behind. This is the story of that child.
ISBN 9780091837587
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2000
Hathorn, Libby
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12664
Gilbert
Gilbert is a great, big scaredy-cat. You can't blame him as he was taken from his mother before his eyes were even open and spent his childhood inside a paper bag. He is frightened of just about everything, except paper bags.
ISBN 9780734405166
Publisher Thomas C Lothian Pty Ltd, 2003
Thompson, Colin & Mould, Chris (ill)
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17143
Gilbert goes outside
Gilbert is an inside cat who is determined not to go outside until his owner puts him out against his will.
ISBN 9780734408761
Publisher Thomas C Lothian Pty Ltd, 2005
Thompson, Colin & Mould, Chris (ill)
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16011
Gina the dancing queen
Gina is a giraffe who desperately wants to dance but she always gets tangled up when she tries. With plenty of determination, Gina joins the Rhythms Dance School.
ISBN 9781921136542
Publisher Windy Hollow Books, 2009
Alo, Marisa
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17071
Ginger McFlea will not clean her teeth
Ginger McFlea refuses to clean her teeth, no matter what any of her family says or does. A visit to the dentist and a call to the tooth fairy change her mind, with amazing results.
ISBN 9780734411297
Publisher Lothian Books, 2010
Fox, Lee & Vane, Mitch (ill)
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14826
Give me a home among the gum trees
Australian animals join together to bring to life this classic Australian song about a home amongst the gum trees.
ISBN 9781862917651
Series Great Australian yarns series (7 books)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2008
Brown, Bob & Johnson, Wally & Wood, Ben (ill)
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21014
Glasshouse, The
Clara's glasshouse world is perfect, growing perfect pumpkins in her pure and flawless home. A stranger arrives and the precious world begins to change.
ISBN 9781921665042
Publisher Ford Street Publishing, 2010
Collins, Paul & Thompson, Jo (ill)
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Goblin and the empty chair, The
In a time long past, in a land far away, a family has suffered an unspeakable loss. Their lives are full of grief and hard work. But, a lonely goblin, a hermit from the world, has been watching. And he knows what to do to help them heal with acts of unnoticed kindness. Little does he know that he is being watched.
ISBN 9780670074211
Publisher Penguin Books Australia, 2009
Fox, Mem & Dillon, Leo & Diane (ill)
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6968
God is
A book that helps to explain spirituality to the very young. It provides a general look at where God is in all the things that make up a young child's life such as friendship, love, play, family and nature.
ISBN 9780733323805
Publisher ABC Books, 2009
Macleod, Mark & Schell, Kirrily (ill)
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8810
Good enough for a sheep station
As a boy, the author, David Cox, lived on a sheep station in the dusty outback of Queensland. His lessons came in a brown envelope but, out of doors, his dad was his teacher. David learned the stockman's skills of breaking in and riding horses, mustering sheep and cattle, and how to survive the hardships of drought. When they were out riding, his father would tell interesting stories about old times and characters.
ISBN 9781743319031
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2015
Cox, David
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3917
Gracie and Josh
Gracie and Josh are brother and sister who laugh, play and fight, but they also face a sad world where someone is sick and there are good days and bad days in their family.
ISBN 9781921665851
Publisher Ford Street Publishing, 2013
Gervay, Susanne & Geddes, Serena (ill)
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25984
Grandfather's wrinkles
As Lucy's fingers trace each crease on her Grandad's lined face, she wants to know why Grandad's skin doesn't fit anymore. He tells her what joyful event caused each wrinkle to appear.
ISBN 9780972922593
Publisher Flashlight Press, 2007
England, Kathryn & McFarland, Richard (ill)
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6898
Grandma's week off
Grandma wakes up one Monday morning and decides to do something more exciting than make marmalade. An incredible week of adventure follows, culminating in a trip to the moon.
ISBN 9780733312120
Publisher ABC Books, 2003
McKinlay, Helen & Smith, Craig (ill)
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Grandpa
Through Blake's eyes, Grandpa is revealed as a real pain in the neck. He took over Blake's room, left ash and tobacco everywhere and told boring stories. Grandpa was also really good at mending stuff and he could create wonders out of horseshoe nails.
ISBN 9781876289249
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2000
Norman, Lilith & Young, Noela (ill)
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2314
Grandpa Green
Grandpa Green wasn't always a gardener. He was a farmboy, a kid with chickenpox, a soldier and, most of all, an artist. Follow Grandpa Green's great-grandson into the garden he created, a fantastic world where memories are handed down in the fanciful shapes of topiary trees, and imagination recreates things forgotten.
ISBN 9781596436077
Publisher Roaring Book Press, 2011
Smith, Lane
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Great Australian yarns 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 Great Australian yarns series (7 books)
Various
No book cover.
6505
Great bear, The
Year after year, a dancing circus bear spends her days in a cage and her nights perfoming for a crowd. The bear longs for freedom.
ISBN 9781921529696
Publisher Walker Books Australia Pty Ltd, 2010
Gleeson, Libby & Greder, Armin (ill)
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20899
Great race, The
Lever Lapin is a world famous runner, living a celebrity lifestyle. Nate Tortoise is a simple fellow, who just wants to eat in peace at his favourite restaurant. Fed up with Lever's bragging and the intrusion into his life, Nate is overheard muttering that he could beat Lever in a race. So, the challenge is on.
ISBN 9780802723574
Publisher Bloomsbury, 2011
O'Malley, Kevin
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Great white man-eating shark, The
Norvin, inspired by his own small, sharkish eyes and sharp, sharkish teeth, decides to impersonate a great white man-eating shark so he can have the sea to himself. His plan comes unstuck when a female shark takes a fancy to him.
ISBN 9780140554243
Publisher Penguin, 1996
Mahy, Margaret
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9586
Greatest treasure of Charlemagne the King, The
Charlemagne can have whatever he desires, but nothing interests him. He values learning to read far more than the cavalcade of treasures presented for his interest.
ISBN 9781863886994
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 1997
Wheatley, Nadia & Klein, Deborah
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3726
Greek hero
See life in Ancient Greece with Agathon, a hoplite soldier, who boards a ship bound for home after battle. He is taken under the wing of the merchant, Lykon, who sees potential in the strong, young warrior. Eventually, Agathon marries Lykon's daughter and later competes in the Olympics.
ISBN 9781845076832
Series Fly on the wall series (4 books)
Publisher Frances Lincoln, 2007
Manning, Mick & Granstrom, Brita (ill)
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72110
Growing frogs
When a mother brings her daughter to a pond to collect some frog spawn, the little girl isn't sure what to expect. Day after day she checks on the jelly-like bubbles until the black dots in their centres turn into slippery tadpoles, and then keep on changing.
ISBN 9781406311730
Series Nature storybooks series (23 books)
Publisher Candlewick Press, 2008
Topics / Year 4 easy reads /
French, Vivian & Bartlett, Alison (ill)
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9754
Guji-Guji
The delightful story of a very different, ugly duckling who learns to be very happy with who he is.
ISBN 9780958278706
Publisher Gecko Press, 2006
Chen, Chih-Yuan
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8389
Hairy-nosed wombats find a new home, The
Based on a true story in Queensland, a colony of wonderfully hairy-nosed wombats decide to move homes. But could there ever be another home to make them happy.
ISBN 9780732295486
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2014
French, Jackie & deGennaro, Sue
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31353
Hamid's story
With his mother, ten year old Hamid flees Eritrea to escape the war and the government threats to his family. In his own words, Hamid reveals the hardships and suffering experienced by refugees, trying to rebuild their lives. With little understanding of the language and culture in a new country, Hamid's life is very challenging. Even when things start to get easier, the horrors of the war are never far from his thoughts.
ISBN 9780750292818
Series Seeking refuge series (5 books)
Publisher Wayland, 2016
Topics / Displacement /
Glynne, Andy & Senior, Tom (ill)
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8986
Hansel and Gretel
A faithful retelling of this famous, dark fairytale but with unique, modern illustrations.
ISBN 9781406318524
Publisher Walker Books, 2008
Browne, Anthony
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5228
Happy birthday to you, you belong in a zoo
That meanie, Lewis, always teases Gilbert at school. When Gilbert receives an invitation to Lewis's birthday party, Gilbert goes, armed with a cheerful grin, a brightly wrapped package and a plan to get even for Lewis's rotten behaviour. But, this birthday has a much bigger surprise in store for Gilbert.
ISBN 9780060010294
Publisher HarperTrophy, 2007
De Groat, Diane
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79896
Happy Birthday Winnie
Cousin Cuthbert's magical trumpet almost ruins the amazing garden party that Winnie is throwing for herself to celebrate her birthday . Winnie must find all her disappearing guests and pull some other magic out of the bag.
ISBN 9780192727695
Series Winnie the witch series (6 books)
Publisher Oxford University Press, 2007
Thomas, Valerie & Korky, Paul (ill)
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Harry & Hopper
A small boy named Harry and his pet dog, Hopper, have done everything together, ever since Hopper was a jumpy little puppy. But, when the unthinkable happens, Harry must learn to say goodbye to his mate.
ISBN 9781862917408
Publisher Omnibus Books, 2009
Wild, Margaret & Blackwood, Freya (ill)
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Harry Highpants
People in the town have always worn their pants at different heights. Some wear them low, some a little high and, in Harry Highpants' case, very high. It hasn't been a problem until Roy Bland decides to stand for council and wants everyone to wear their pants the same, 'normal' way. The town is divided and into the battle comes Harry Highpants.
ISBN 9781862916043
Publisher Omnibus Books, 2007
Wilson, Tony & Jellett, Tom (ill)
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Heart of the tiger
A boy inherits a toy tiger who shares his experiences of a different world where there were trees. The boy comes to experience a new and vibrant world and learns about destruction of environments, aging, wisdom and new beginnings.
ISBN 9781865046181
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2004
Millard, Glenda & Chapman, Gaye (ill)
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Hello, Sydney
Explore 15 of Sydney's most iconic locations with the help of six cheeky seagulls on this look-and-find adventure. From Taronga Zoo to Bondi Beach, there are delightful quirks of the city to spot on each page as well as fun facts to discover.
ISBN 9780500500767
Publisher Thames and Hudson (Australia) Pty Ltd, 2016
McKean, Megan
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Herbert the brave sea dog
Everybody loved Herbert, a small dog, but the person who loved him most was his owner, Tim. One day, Herbert set off on a boat trip with Tim's father but the short journey soon turned into the biggest adventure of Herbert's life. A true story of a remarkable dog's voyage at sea.
ISBN 9781921529306
Publisher Walker Books Australia Pty Ltd, 2010
Topics / Year 4 easy reads /
Belton, Robyn
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2263
Here in the garden
As the seasons change, a boy shares the magic of his garden with a special friend.
ISBN 9780702250101
Publisher University of Queensland Press, 2014
Stewart, Briony
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56369
Herman and Rosie
This is a tale about a big city, hotdogs and music. It's a tale of ringing on rooftops and it's the tale of Herman and Rosie.
ISBN 9780670076031
Publisher Penguin Books Australia, 2012
Gordon, Gus
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Hermelin the detective mouse
Hermelin is a special little mouse. He was born in a box of cheese and lives in an attic at 33 Offley Street. He can read books and type notes on his typewriter. Most importantly, Hermelin can solve mysteries and the people of Offley Street are in need of a detective.
ISBN 9780857550231
Publisher Jonathan Cape, 2014
Grey, Mini
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10830
Hey cat
Mouse is sure that cat supports his daring and creative lifestyle. But all is not what it seems. A rollicking cat-and-mouse story with a twist or two in the tale.
ISBN 9780670071753
Publisher Penguin, 2008
Arena, Felice
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Hidden forest, The
Striking collages, set above and below the water level off the coast of Tasmania, tell the story of Ben, a rather thoughtless boy, who sets out to catch as many fish as he can. Unexpectedly, Ben learns the value of marine life communities.
ISBN 9780688157609
Publisher Walker Books, 2000
Baker, Jeannie
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Home in the sky
Light, a white pigeon, flies away and is lost in the city of New York. He is rescued by a young boy but Light must return to his real owner, Mike, to be free to fly. The story is illustrated with Jeannie Baker's beautiful collages.
ISBN 9780744575859
Publisher Walker Books, 2001
Baker, Jeannie
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2206
Horrible Harriet
Horrible Harriet lives in the roof of the school. She is mean and nasty and the other children are scared of her. When Athol Egghead arrives in a hot-air balloon, he is her first friend. Horrible Harriet is one in a million, even that's one too many.
ISBN 9781865084398
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2001
Hobbs, Leigh
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How cities work
From the cities to the skyscrapers- reveal the secret workings of the city. Lift the flaps to see what is inside buildings and unfold pages to find out what's going on above your head and under your feet. It's the city like you have never seen before.
ISBN 9781786570215
Publisher Lonely Planet Publications, 2016
Topics / STEM /
Gulliver Hancock, James
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How does my home work?
Flick a switch...the light comes on. Press a button...the TV comes on. Turn the tap....clean water comes out. Take a drink from the fridge...it's cool and fresh. Just how do all these clever things happen in your home? Go on a fascinating journey, behind the walls and under the floor of this home to find out about the energy that makes it all work.
ISBN 9781406363784
Publisher Walker Books, 2017
Butterworth, Chris & Gaggiotti, Lucia (ill)
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3717
How machines work: zoo break
Follow the mad antics of Sloth and his sidekick, Sengi, as they try to find their way out of the zoo, with the help of some machines.
ISBN 9781465440129
Publisher Dorling Kindersley, 2015
Macaulay, David
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How many dinosaurs deep?
Jim is not quite sure that he's ready to move from the baby pool to the middle-sized pool. Can a group of splashing dinosaurs help him face his fear?
ISBN 9781925059731
Publisher New Frontier Publishing, 2017
Kitchin, Ben & Fieldhouse, Vicky (ill)
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73826
How the kangaroos got their tails
Told by George Lirrmiyarri of the Kija people to children living in Warmun, Western Australia. One of a series of Aboriginal stories about animals and birds. A battle of wits, between a hills kangaroo and a plains kangaroo over some bush honey, leads to an interesting outcome.
ISBN 9781865046259
Series Aboriginal Stories (8 books)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2004
Lofts, Pamela (comp) & Lirrmiyarri, George (teller)
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How to be famous
A pigeon comes from a famous family. They have been famous for generations. But, he is particularly famous and he wants to tell you why.
ISBN 9781776570300
Publisher Gecko Press, 2016
Shalev, Michal
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How to build a car
Eli's famous for dreaming big. Sometimes too big. But this time, the mouse has a plan-to build a real race car. If he can get his friends Phoebe and Hank to help, it might just work. And together, they can really go places. Through hard work and perseverance, the three friends learn all about car mechanics and teamwork as they work together to build a miniature racer.
ISBN 9781633220409
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2015
Topics / STEM /
Lacey, Saskia & Sodomka, Martin (ill)
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8831
How Tom beat Captain Najork and his hired sportsmen
Fearsome Aunt Fidget Wonkham-Strong is sick of Tom messing around so she organises Captain Najork and his sportsmen to play womble, muck and sneedball. Tom may not be able to defeat these formidable opponents.
ISBN 9780099432470
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2002
Hoban, Russell
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How weird is that
A book about trying to describe the impossible, the highly improbable and the most likely to be extinct creature, rarely ever seen.
ISBN 9780646493398
Publisher Museagency, 2008
Evans, Gyan & Dawson, M S (ill)
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2552
Howzat
Kids all over the world play cricket. Follow their game around the globe.
ISBN 9781922077646
Publisher Walker Books, 2014
Lefroy, Mike & Anelli, Liz
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Hunt, The
At twilight, the mother tawny frogmouth owl goes hunting, looking for food for her chicks. Each tasty morsel she spies seems to disappear. A moth looks like the tree bark, a cricket like a curled leaf and you need to look very carefully to find them.
ISBN 9780850917079
Publisher Thomas C Lothian Pty Ltd, 1997
Oliver, Narelle
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12495
Hyram and B
Hyram and B, two bears in a second-hand shop, have lived on The Shelf longer than any of the other toys. They sit quietly, hoping to be bought by the right person. When Catherine buys B, he wonders if he will ever see Hyram again.
ISBN 9780733614422
Publisher Hodder Headline Australia Pty Ltd, 2003
Caswell, Brian & Ottley, Matt (ill)
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27745
I am Henry Finch
Henry Finch strives for greatness, gets it all a bit wrong, then makes it right again in a very surprising way and truly becomes great. Henry Finch is a total inspiration.
ISBN 9781406357134
Publisher Walker Books, 2014
Deacon, Alexis & Schwarz, Viviane (ill)
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I is for Israel
Through the letters of the alphabet, from A for Ahalan (hello, welcome) to D for the Dead Sea to S is for Shuk (market), this is a celebration of Israel, in all its diversity. Find out about Israel's rich heritage, its families and modern-day life.
ISBN 9781847807083
Publisher Frances Lincoln, 2016
Bar-Hillel, Gili & Das, Prodeepta (photo)
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I love footy
When I touch a footy, I feel as big as a giant. When I run with a footy, it's like I'm as fast as a lion. I love footy.
ISBN 9781922081179
Publisher Windy Hollow Books, 2013
Zurbo, Matt
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23474
I love guinea-pigs
Guinea-pigs are cute and cuddly, and they make great pets. Find out how best to care for them.
ISBN 9780744528206
Series Nature storybooks series (23 books)
Publisher Walker Books, 2009
Topics / Year 4 easy reads /
King-Smith, Dick & Jeram, Anita (ill)
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2307
I want a pet
I really want a pet, an octopus or even a boa constrictor. The trouble is, my family aren't keen on any of them. So I must try and find a pet that none of them will mind.
ISBN 9780711213395
Publisher Frances Lincoln, 2000
Child, Lauren
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I will not ever never eat a tomato
Lola is a very fussy eater. She thinks that carrots are for rabbits and peas are too small and too green. Lola's older brother, Charlie, has a clever idea to get Lola to eat her vegetables.
ISBN 9781841216027
Publisher Orchard Books, 2001
Child, Lauren
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Ice bear
Find out how the polar bear, also called Nanuk, thrives in the Arctic. The beautiful words and illustrations also explain the lessons that the Inuit people have learned from watching this majestic creature.
ISBN 9781406313031
Series Nature storybooks series (23 books)
Publisher Walker Books, 2005
Topics / Year 4 easy reads /
Davies, Nicola & Blythe, Gary (ill)
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Ice, wind, rock
Douglas Mawson is a true Australian hero, and one of the great Antarctic explorers. He was the first man to reach the South Magnetic Pole, and led Australia's first Antarctic expedition. This is a story of adventure and survival, as Mawson faces enormous challenges and triumphs.
ISBN 9780734411556
Publisher Lothian Books, 2013
Gouldthorpe, Peter
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Ida, always
Gus lives in a big park in the middle of an even bigger city, and he spends his days with Ida. Ida is right there. Always. Then one sad day, Gus learns that Ida is very sick, and she isn't going to get better. The friends help each other face the difficult news with whispers, sniffles, cuddles, and even laughs. Slowly Gus realises that even after Ida is gone, she will still be with him- through the sounds of their city, and the memories that live in their favourite spots.
ISBN 9781742761909
Publisher Koala Books, 2017
Levis, Caron & Santoso, Charles
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Ilsa's journey
Ilsa and Alyssa are inseparable. Ilsa is a small labradoodle who is destined to be a guide dog. Alyssa is a young girl who is responsible for the first stage of Ilsa's training. In the end, Ilsa becomes a successful guide dog to the blind Connor but she still retains her affection for her old friend, Alyssa.
ISBN 9781921136986
Publisher Windy Hollow Books, 2006
Wormald, Kimberley & Mortimore, Rosamund (ill)
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Imagine a city
Imagine a city where the world is your teacher and anything is possible.
ISBN 9781742990095
Publisher Omnibus Books, 2014
Hurst, Elise
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18328
Imagine a day
Beautiful illustrations that allow imagination to take the reader into new realms.
ISBN 9780689852190
Thomson, Sarah L & Gonsalves, Rob (ill)
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18342
Imagine a night
Stunningly imaginative paintings inspire imaginative readers.
ISBN 9780689852183
Publisher Simon & Schuster, 2003
Thomson, Sarah L & Gonsalves, Rob (ill)
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Important things, The
Christopher and his mother live by themselves. In a clean-up, Christopher's mother packs up his father's things and takes them to the second-hand store. Mysteriously, the things reappear in their home. A sensitive look at the different ways of coping with the loss of a parent/spouse.
ISBN 9781921042287
Publisher New Frontier Publishing, 2010
Carnavas, Peter
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6666
In Flanders Fields
In Flanders fields, a young homesick World War I soldier risks his life to cross no-man's land and rescue a robin caught in the barbed wire. He hears the soldiers on the other side singing Christmas carols.
ISBN 9781863683692
Publisher Fremantle Press, 2002
Jorgenson, Norman & Harrison-Lever, Brian (ill)
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2328
In my backyard
Inner city life can be great with all the dazzling lights, noises, shapes and sounds. Fantastic pictures of the city.
ISBN 9780734401854
Publisher Thomas C Lothian Pty Ltd, 2001
Hilton, Nette
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In the city: our scrapbook of souvenirs
Penny's and Henry's accounts of their holiday in the big city is crammed full of Roland Harvey's quirky artwork and some interesting facts. Lots to find and discuss as each double page spread reveals what looks like a three dimensional map.
ISBN 9781741144130
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2007
Harvey, Roland
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India the showstopper
India is the star of the circus until Oswaldo the Magnificent comes in to change the style of the show. She falls from grace and becomes very naughty but learns the value of friends.
ISBN 9781865085968
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2005
Argent, Kerry
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15401
Irving the magician
Irving finds a book in his aunt's apartment and wants to become a magician. He ends up creating a lot of magic. Illustrations move from dusty, sad tones to more vibrant, magical colours.
ISBN 9780670896493
Publisher Penguin, 2005
Riddle, Tohby
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8587
Isabella's Garden
From little things big things grow - look what happens to Isabella's garden with just the planting of one seed.
ISBN 9781921150333
Publisher Walker Books, 2009
Millard, Glenda & Cool, Rebecca (ill)
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29065
Ish
Drawing is what Ramon does. It's what makes him happy. But, in one split second, all that is changed. A single, reckless remark by his older brother, Leon, turns Ramon's once carefree expressions into joyless struggles. Luckily for Ramon, his younger sister, Marisol, sees the world differently. She opens his eyes to something far more valuable than getting things just right.
ISBN 9780763623449
Publisher Candlewick Press, 2004
Reynolds, Peter H
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18562
Island, The
No-one in the tribe on an island of hard-working folk can see the beauty around them, until a blind boy makes them see.
ISBN 9781865048130
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2005
Heffernan, John & Sheehan, Peter, (ill)
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Islands in my garden
Come look in our backyard and meet the strange creatures. If you are careful you will see a place full of surprises.
ISBN 9780143500520
Publisher Penguin, 2002
Howes, Jim & Harvey, Roland (ill)
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It all starts with a seed: how food grows
Did you know that some food needs the wind to grow? And some food grows in the dark? What food grows in water? And which nut isn't a nut at all, but a type of bean that grows underground? Find out the answers to these quirky questions and lots more about how all kinds of food grows in this awesome book!
ISBN 9781474922456
Publisher Usborne Publishing Ltd, 2017
Topics / STEM /
Bone, Emily & Elford, Sally (ill)
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5682
It might be an apple
Follow a child's hilarious, wildly inventive train of thought through all the things an apple might be if it is not, in fact, an apple. Distrusting the apple's convincing appearance, the child's imagination spirals upwards and outwards into a magical, fantasy world.
ISBN 9780500650486
Publisher Thames and Hudson (Australia) Pty Ltd, 2015
Yoshitake, Shinsuke
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18146
It's a book
Monkey is reading a book but his friend wants to know what the book can do. It doesn't have a mouse or make loud noises like his computer. He wonders how you make the characters fight.
ISBN 9781921720147
Publisher Walker Books, 2010
Smith, Lane
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It's a jungle in here
Only at Jimmy's house will you find a hippo in the bath and a monkey in the lounge room.
ISBN 9781921136429
Publisher Windy Hollow Books, 2009
Wide, Steve & Mackintosh, Michelle (ill)
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32246
Jasper & Abby and the great Australia Day kerfuffle
It was a special day at the Prime Minister's Lodge. There was going to be a big party with people and yummy food from around Australia. Abby the dog and Jasper the cat were there. And, so was a scruffy, little dog, who promised to be on his best behaviour.
ISBN 9781742373294
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2010
Rudd, Kevin & Muldoon, Rhys & Zapel, Carla (ill)
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Jesse the elephant
Jesse, the elephant, must move from her temporary home in Moore Park to her permanent residence, an Indian palace, at the new Taronga Park Zoo. It is not easy moving an elephant, particularly with beautiful Sydney harbour in the way and especially before the Sydney Harbour Bridge was built. Perhaps, Ernest, the little tugboat, and his friend, Lindsay the punt ferry, can help.
ISBN 9781921638138
Publisher Standard Publishing House, 2009
Allen, Scott & Nadin, Judy (ill)
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9574
John Brown, Rose and the midnight cat
John Brown is a big shaggy dog who loves Rose very much. Can John Brown cope with Rose's care for the outsider cat? A story about the possessiveness of love and letting go.
ISBN 9780140503067
Publisher Penguin, 1988
Wagner, Jenny & Brooks, Ron (ill)
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Jubela
Based on a true story from Swaziland. After its mother is shot by poachers, a baby rhino must face the world on its own. The baby survives when it is adopted by an older female rhinoceros.
ISBN 9780689818950
Publisher Aladdin Publishing, 2004
Kessler, Cristina & McAllister Stammen, JoEllen (ill)
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Juliane's story
Juliane is a twelve year old refugee. At the age of three, she was separated from her mother due to the conflicts n her home country of Zimbabwe. In her own words, Juliane describes the distress and isolation she felt while growing up in an African orphanage. An incredible chance meeting with her mother reunited the two of them. They applied for political asylum and were finally able to re-establish a life together in their new host country.
ISBN 9780750292825
Series Seeking refuge series (5 books)
Publisher Wayland, 2016
Topics / Displacement /
Glynne, Andy & Hammond, Karl (ill)
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2448
Just another ordinary day
On an ordinary day for Amanda, but far from ordinary for the reader, the dinner table is on fire because the curry is too hot, the steps to her room are up a cliff, her pet cat is a lion and a tentacled, three-eyed girl is telling her news at school.
ISBN 9780207188398
Publisher HarperCollins Australia, 1997
Clement, Rod
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9572
Just dragon
The special relationship between a grandfather and granddaughter that includes kite flying, fishing, tales of a wooden boat with a dragon prow and a love of the sea.
ISBN 9781876268022
Publisher University of Western Australia Press, 2000
Stafford, Liliana & Power, Margaret
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Kate, the cat and the moon
Kate wakes in the night to the sound of miaowing. Rising from her bed, she finds herself gradually and magically transformed into a cat. She joins other cats to go out into the night.
ISBN 9780340773864
Publisher Hodder Children's Books (Australia), 2004
Almond, David & Lambert, Stephen (ill)
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129372
Kestrel
A boy gains some of his grandfather's wisdom as they work together to fulfil a dream. A poetic story of boat-building with intriguing illustrations that use interesting elements of design.
ISBN 9780734404909
Publisher Lothian Books, 2006
Svendsen, Mark & Woolman, Steven & Peterson, Laura (ill)
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King and the sea, The
A collection of very short but profound stories about a little king in a big world. His endeavours meet with varying degrees of success. The little king has much to learn and nature has much to teach him. Some lessons are droll, funny and ironic but all are profound.
ISBN 9781927271803
Publisher Gecko Press, 2015
Janisch, Heinz & Erlbruch, Wolf (ill)
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King and the seed, The
King Karnak is worried. He's getting old and has no heir to the throne. So, he decides to hold a rather unusual competition to find the next king. Knights and nobles flock to the palace, expecting to fight, but the king gives each of them a tiny seed to grow. Jack, the farmer's son, has come to watch and he takes a seed too.
ISBN 9781847802071
Publisher Frances Lincoln, 2011
Maddern, Eric & Hess, Paul (ill)
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King o' the cats
No-one believes Peter's wild stories about the odd cats in town. He is determined to find out what is going on.
ISBN 9781689820820
Publisher Simon & Schuster, 2004
Shepard, Aaron & Sorra, Kristin (ill)
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Kuia and the spider, The
In the corner of Kuia's kitchen lives a spider who makes webs while Kuia makes baskets and mats. They set out to prove which one is the best at weaving by letting the grandchildren decide.
ISBN 9780140503876
Publisher Penguin NZ, 1983
Grace, Patricia
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Laika the astronaut
Laika is a stray dog on the streets, until she is chosen to be the first animal launched into space. If things go wrong, would she be lost or found.
ISBN 9781743318935
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2014
Davey, Owen
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Lara of Newtown
When Misty's elderly owner can no longer look after her, she is taken to a cat shelter to, hopefully, find a new, loving home. Taken as a Christmas present for two children and renamed Nigella, Misty's wish seems to have been granted but an unfortunate incident with a budgie means another, new home must be found.
ISBN 9781760112325
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2015
McKimmie, Chris
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Last king of Angkor Wat, The
Tiger, Gibbon, Water Buffalo and Gecko are amongst the ruins of ancient Angkor Wat in Cambodia, wondering which of them would have made the best king. A mysterious visitor urges them to discover their true selves in a race to a distant hilltop.
ISBN 9780670077151
Publisher Penguin, 2014
Base, Graeme
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12978
Last polar bear, The
Paddling through the Arctic Ocean in their kayaks, Tigluk and his aka, his grandmother, spot a polar bear cub on a faraway ice floe. He is all alone and has lost his mother. The world is warming and the ice is melting. Tigluk must save the polar bear.
ISBN 9780061240676
Publisher HarperCollins US, 2009
George, Jean Craighead & Minor, Wendell (ill)
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2002
Last tree in the city
Edward's city is a place of concrete and cars, a world without colour. Every day, Edward takes himself to a part of the city that is different, to the last tree in the city. He is happy there until, one day, the tree is gone. Edward and his duck eventually figure out a unique way to make the city more beautiful than before.
ISBN 9781921042218
Publisher New Frontier Publishing, 2010
Carnavas, Peter
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8003
Last tree, The
A beautiful eucalyptus tree in an old-growth forest in south-eastern Australia has provided food and shelter for hundreds of years. As the forest begins to disappear, the old tree's existence is threatened.
ISBN 9780734409867
Publisher Lothian Books, 2007
Wilson, Mark
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Last viking returns, The
Josh is totally engrossed in Vikings, even changing his name to Knut. However even Vikings would have their hands full with his twin siblings who seem to cause mayhem wherever they go. A trip to Viking World theme park provides opportunities for the twins to be their Viking berserker best, and for Josh/Knut to prove more than a match for any dangers ahead.
ISBN 9781925161151
Publisher Fremantle Press, 2014
Jorgensen, Norman
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40989
Last Viking, The
Josh is to stay with Nan and Pop, and he's worried because the last visit wasn't a complete success. However, Pop's book about Vikings inspires Josh and he becomes Knut, making weapons and armoury from cardboard for himself and his lively dog, Wolverine. By channelling his inner Viking, Josh is able to outwit some local bullies.
ISBN 9781921888106
Publisher Fremantle Press, 2011
Jorgensen, Norman
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Leaf
When a polar bear washes up on the edge of the wild wood, the other animals fear and avoid him. Then one day, they watch as he attempts something incredible...
ISBN 9781911171317
Publisher Flying Eye Books, 2017
Dieckmann, Sandra
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Left Shoe and the foundling
Left Shoe Sandburrow is a young seadog living in a seashore village. Seadogs are always born in pairs and, sadly, Left Shoe's sister died at birth. Left Shoe feels the loss deeply as the only unpaired seadog in the village. When a giant squid stops the seadogs sailing or beachcombing, which are their means of survival, Left Shoe, an unlikely hero, confronts the squid.
ISBN 9781405036887
Series Seadog adventure series, A (1 of 4)
Publisher Pan MacMillan, 2005
O'Dowd, Annie
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Legend of Moondyne Joe, The
In 1853, Joseph Johns was transported from Wales to the British colony in Western Australia. Prison for Joe was never an option and he escaped often, leading the troopers on wild chases through the Moondyne Hills of Western Australia. He became known as Moondyne Joe and soon had a well-deserved reputation as an incredible escape artist, with his love for freedom and his daring exploits.
ISBN 9781921720123
Publisher Walker Books Australia Pty Ltd, 2011
Greenwood, Mark & Lessac, Frane
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Legend of rock paper scissors, The
I hope you are wearing your battle pants! You've played the game. Now read the legend of the three great warriors who started it all! Rock Paper Scissors!
ISBN 9780008252397
Publisher HarperCollins Children's Books, 2017
Daywalt, Drew & Rex, Adam (ill)
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Legend of the Golden Snail, The
Inspired by the tale of a magical Golden Snail banished to the ends of the earth by a Grand Enchanter, Wilbur sets out on a daring voyage to find the legendary snail and claim it as his own. Along the way, he encounters strange creatures and overcomes many challenges. What he finds is not quite what he imagined.
ISBN 9780670073498
Publisher Penguin Books Australia, 2010
Base, Graeme
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Leonardo and the flying boy
Zoro is a little boy in seventeenth century Italy, long before airplanes flew in the sky. But, Zoro is also an apprentice to the artist and inventor, Leonardo da Vinci, who is experimenting with a revolutionary flying machine.
ISBN 9781847808165
Series Famous artists (Anholt) series (10 books)
Publisher Frances Lincoln, 2016
Topics / STEM /
Anholt, Laurence
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Let's investigate with Nate: The solar system
Ever look up at the sky and wonder how many planets there are? Or want to know how many Earths could fit within the Sun? Take a ride 3.6 billion miles away to answer these questions and more while exploring the solar system with Nate and his team of adventurous scientists! Walk on the moon, fly with satellite, gaze at the comets, and discover why Pluto isn't a planet anymore!
ISBN 9780062357427
Publisher HarperCollins Australia, 2017
Topics / STEM /
Ball, Nate & Hargis, Wes
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Let's investigate with Nate: The water cycle
Ever wonder where water comes from and where it goes? Or why sometimes it rains and sometimes it snows? Then join Nate Ball and his crack team of curious scientists as they shrink down smaller than a raindrop to see firsthand what the water cycle is all about. It's the learning adventure of a lifetime!
ISBN 9780062357397
Publisher HarperCollins Australia, 2017
Topics / STEM /
Ball, Nate & Hargis, Wes
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Letters to Santa
Santa is getting ready for his annual, big trip and animals from all over the world are writing to let him know what they hope to receive. Open the envelopes and read the letters from the furry, feathery and scaly writers.
ISBN 9781741691252
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2008
Daddo, Andrew & Pike, Michelle (ill)
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Lightning Jack
At the muster in the park, Sam Tully eyed the brumbies. As they galloped by, he saw one that stood apart. A stallion, black as midnight, with a jagged blaze on his brow. Lightning Jack is a gallant horse, a midnight horse, a horse in every dream.
ISBN 9781741693911
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2012
Millard, Glenda & Mullins, Patricia (ill)
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Lilli-Pilli's sister
Lilli-Pilli's mum is having a baby and she thinks it will be a girl, but all the other animals think it will be a boy. Could Lilli-Pilli be wrong.
ISBN 9781921977589
Publisher Walker Books Australia Pty Ltd, 2014
Branford, Anna & Catchlove, Linda (ill)
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Lily's wish
Lily has a special Christmas wish but only one person can deliver it. So, she writes him a letter. After all, Christmas is all about magic.
ISBN 9781921042829
Publisher New Frontier Publishing, 2011
Pyett, Barbara & Geddes, Serena (ill)
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Limpopo lullaby
It rains and rains and the Limpopo River bursts its banks. Josette is forced to shelter with her children in a huge tree near their village. They cling for their lives and, on the fourth day, a miracle happens. Based on a real incident in Mozambique.
ISBN 9780957935266
Publisher Limelight Press, 2004
Jolly, Jane & Huxley, Dee (ill)
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Lion and the mouse, The
A stunning, wordless version of one of Aesop's best-loved fables about a mouse who inadvertently disturbs a lion, who lets the mouse go, and is later himself freed by the mouse from a poacher's trap. Its wealth of visual detail provides huge scope for the pages to be turned and the story retold over and over again.
ISBN 9781406327595
Publisher Walker Books, 2010
Pinkney, Jerry (ill)
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Lion in Paris, A
A lion has come to Paris to find a job, love and a future, having become bored with his African grasslands home. As he roams the rainy, grey streets, he becomes a little despondent at being ignored, no longer the king of all he sees. As the sun comes out, his spirits lift as the city shows him its sparkling best.
ISBN 9781849761710
Publisher Tate Publishing, 2014
Alemagna, Beatrice
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Lisa absolutely loves art
Lisa's cat, Picasoo, gets lost within the paintings of an art gallery. Lisa traces his steps through the history of art, including Vincent van Gogh and Claude Monet.
ISBN 9781925059045
Publisher New Frontier Publishing, 2014
Norsa, Sophie
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Little ballet star
It's Tilly's birthday and she is going to the theatre to see the ballet, Sleeping Beauty. It stars her Auntie Gina and Tilly is being taken backstage as a special treat. But, Auntie Gina has something even more exciting in store for Tilly.
ISBN 9781846166198
Publisher Orchard Books, 2007
Geras, Adele & McNicholas, Shelagh (ill)
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Little Blue
A young boy discovers what appears to be a little, blue girl in the woods. He plays with her all day and then takes her home to his grandmother who is surprisingly thrilled to have her returned. This beautiful picture book reveals the secret behind the little blue girl.
ISBN 9781921049989
Publisher Little Hare Books, 2008
Chapman, Gaye
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Little dolphin
When Little Dolphin is orphaned soon after birth, she is raised by other dolphins in the pod. As she grows she is taught to use the language of clicks and whistles that all dolphins use. When Little Dolphin learns that another dolphin is in danger, she has to use all her skills to try to save it.
ISBN 9781922081131
Publisher Windy Hollow Books, 2013
Wilson, Mark
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Little elephant's song
A cute little African elephant learns many tricks but cannot trumpet. He will need this to survive. His mother believes he will trumpet when he is ready.
ISBN 9780735812987
Publisher North South Books, 2000
Hanel, Wolfram
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Little eskimo, The
A young eskimo boy is asking the animals of the north about his future, will he become a great hunter. He asks the hare with big ears, the owl who can see from up high, and finishes with a great white moose in the middle of the great ice lake.
ISBN 9780987109958
Publisher Wilkins Farago Pty Ltd, 2013
Cali, Davide & Quarello, Maurizio A.C (ill)
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Little penguin: the life of Eudyptula Minor
Eudyptula Minor is a little penguin, born with one tooth to parents who loved him. He stayed in their nest for ten weeks before he left home. We get to see how similar little penguin's daily habits are to human behaviour.
ISBN 9780734407887
Publisher Thomas C Lothian Pty Ltd, 2005
Montano, Josie & Ottley, Matt (ill)
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Little people, big dreams: Amelia Earhart
Find out about Amelia Earhart, whose strong will and self-belief helped her overcome prejudice and technical problems to become the first female flyer to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean.
ISBN 9781847808851
Publisher Frances Lincoln, 2016
Sanchez Vergara, Isabel & Diamantes, Maria (ill)
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Little people, big dreams: Coco Chanel
Find out about Coco Chanel, from her early life in an orphanage, where she was a genius with needle and thread, to her time as a cabaret singer, hat maker, and, eventually, international fashion designer.
ISBN 9781847807847
Publisher Frances Lincoln, 2016
Sanchez Vergara, Isabel & Albero, Ana (ill)
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Little people, big dreams: Frida Kahlo
Find out about Frida Kahlo, whose desire to study medicine was destroyed by a childhood accident. Frida began painting from her bed and produced over one hundred and forty works, culminating in a solo exhibition in America.
ISBN 9781847807700
Publisher Frances Lincoln, 2016
Sanchez Vergara, Isabel & Fan, Eng Gee (ill)
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Little people, big dreams: Maya Angelou
Find out about Maya Angelou, from her early traumatic childhood to her time as a singer, actress, civil rights campaigner until she became one of America's most beloved writers.
ISBN 9781847808905
Publisher Frances Lincoln, 2016
Kaiser, Lisbeth & Salaberria, Leire (ill)
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Little red fish, The
Jeje and his pet fish have an adventure in the library, where his grandfather works as a librarian. Beautiful illustrations take us into the wonderful world of being lost in a book and the ways a visit to the library can enrich our lives.
ISBN 9780803731455
Publisher Dial Books (Penguin), 2007
Topics / Year 3 easy reads /
Yoo, Taeeun
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Little refugee, The
The author and his family nearly didn't make it to Australia. They escaped from war-torn Vietnam in an overcrowded boat, surviving a dangerous journey, with murderous pirates and terrifying storms. Life in suburban Australia was also hard for a small boy with no English and funny lunches. But, there was a loving extended family, lots of friends and always something to laugh about.
ISBN 9781742378329
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2011
Do, Anh & Do, Suzanne & Whatley, Bruce (ill)
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Littledog
Sam and his sister have a surprise visitor at their holiday shack. They think he's cuddly and playful but Dad is not so sure.
ISBN 9781741695526
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2010
Germein, Katrina & Ainslie, Tamsin (ill)
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Lofty's mission
When Harley's dad takes his young pigeon, Lofty, to donate for the war effort, Harley cries, sure that he will never see Lofty again. Lofty is trained by army officers to carry important messages and flies hundreds of miles carrying messages from the field back to headquarters.
ISBN 9780734409812
Publisher Lothian Books, 2008
Bell, Krista & Miller, David (ill)
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Long live Princess Smartypants
Princess Smartypants decides it would be lovely to have a baby but, when a twist of fate delivers her just what she's been hoping for, she soon realises that babies can be an awful lot of trouble.
ISBN 9780141380339
Publisher Penguin, 2004
Cole, Babette
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Long live us
Once upon a time, a Greedy Troll lived under a bridge and he was very hungry. When he hears trip-trap, trip-trap, he discovers the Three Bears on a quest to capture Goldilocks and bring her to justice. They persuade the Troll to wait for their return. More fairytale Goodies arrive, all chasing Baddies to bring them back for punishment.
ISBN 9781921479465
Publisher IP (Interactive Publications Pty Ltd), 2011
Wignell, Edel & Allert, Peter (ill)
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Long-Long's new year
Long-Long rides to town for the first time to help Grandpa sell his cabbages. Disaster strikes but resourceful Long-Long makes sure Grandpa gets plenty of customers. Detailed illustrations are painted on traditional yellow rice paper.
ISBN 9781845070786
Publisher Frances Lincoln, 2005
Gower, Catherine & Zhihong, He (ill)
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Loni and the moon
One night, Loni is awoken by the biggest, roundest, yellowest moon. He climbs up the moonbeam in his pyjamas, for the moon has something wonderful to tell him. Loni discovers different ways of seeing.
ISBN 9780734403452
Publisher Thomas C Lothian Pty Ltd, 2003
Takac, Esther & Pignataro, Anna (ill)
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Looking for yesterday
Boy doesn't see how tomorrow can be as good as yesterday and puts all his scientific knowledge to work to try to turn back time. Luckily, Grandad is on hand to show that every new day brings with it a chance of happiness.
ISBN 9781910646212
Publisher Old Barn Books, 2017
Jay, Alison
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Loongie the greedy crocodile
Loongie is a saltwater crocodile who lives among the mangroves in the remote Kimberley region of Western Australia. Loongie has no friends and no-one goes near the creek when he's around.
ISBN 9781921248542
Publisher Magabala Books, 2008
Dann, Lucy & Kiefer & Houston, Bronwyn (ill)
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Lord of the cranes
Beautiful retelling of a Chinese tale. Tian, Lord of the Cranes, leaves his home on the top of the mountain to check whether people are being kind to one another.
ISBN 9780735816992
Publisher North South Books, 2000
Chen, Kerstin
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Lost girl, The
The little girl has lost her way, wandering away from the Mothers, the Aunties and the Grandmothers. Find out which animal will show her the way home.
ISBN 9781921529634
Publisher Walker Books, 2014
Kwaymullina, Ambelin & Tobin, Leanne (ill)
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Louisa May Pickett's best show and tell ever
Louisa May Picket has only one talent, and that's for Show and Tell. But, at her new school, she can't take a trick in spite of her highly imaginative presentations. In the end, Louisa May presents just herself, with amazing results.
ISBN 9780207200281
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, UK, 2008
Clement, Rod
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Louisa May Pickett: the most boring person in class
At her old school, Louisa May Pickett was voted 'The Most Interesting Person' three years in a row for her show and tell objects. But, at her new school, the kids have some very interesting items of their own to show.
ISBN 9780207200298
Publisher HarperCollins Australia, 2005
Clement, Rod
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Lucy
Lucy is a small dog without a home. She had one once, but she remembers it only in her dreams. Eleanor is a little girl who looks forward to feeding the stray dog that appears faithfully beneath her window each day. Eleanor's father is a juggler with stage fright. The overlapping stories of three delightful characters, offering a slightly different perspective each time, come together in a truly original, book for dog (and underdog) lovers of all ages.
ISBN 9780763668082
Publisher Candlewick Press, 2016
Cecil, Randy
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Lucy's cat and the rainbow birds
Like many of us, Lucy has a problem keeping a domestic pet while protecting wildlife. She works hard to find a solution that works in her situation. I wonder if Lucy should do more to protect the beautiful rainbow birds.
ISBN 9780670029167
Publisher Penguin, 2007
Hill, Anthony & Tanner, Jane (ill)
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Lulie the Iceberg
Lulie, a young iceberg, eagerly awaits his turn to break off from the Greenland Ice Sheet and experience the world. One day, he gets his wish and heads off on a wonderful adventure, showcasing respect for the environment and caring for others.
ISBN 9781568362724
Publisher Kodansha International, 1998
Takamado HIH Princess & Aska, Warabe (Ill)
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Lyli meets the stone-muncher
Lyli lives in the distant planet of Motika, in a city surrounded by great crystal mountains. One day, her mother tells her about a great green stone-muncher who ate a path through the mountains. Lyli is curious and knows she should be afraid, but she sets out with her cat, Tyki, in search of the stone-muncher.
ISBN 9781921479991
Publisher IP (Interactive Publications Pty Ltd), 2011
Eimann, Celine
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Lyrebird
When Edith met a cheeky young lyrebird on her garden path, she could not guess that he would one day be known as 'A Miracle of the Dandenongs'. Soon, James the lyrebird was singing and dancing for Edith, mimicking the birdsongs and other sounds that echoed through the bush. Word of their friendship spread and people travelled from near and far to film and record James. But with people came change.
ISBN 9781921833045
Publisher Museum Victoria, 2012
Kerin, Jackie & Gouldthorpe, Peter (ill)
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Mabel and me
Mabel and Me discover what makes them the best of friends after a walk together and encounters with a ballerina and a French photographer.
ISBN 9780007468362
Publisher HarperCollins Children's Books, 2013
Sperring, Mark & Warburton, Sarah (ill)
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Mabel dancing
Mabel is put to bed before the dancing party that her parents are having, but the music creeps up the stairs and before long Mabel is dancing too.
ISBN 9780744578898
Publisher Walker Books, 2001
Hest, Amy
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Magnificent creatures: Animals on the move
We live in an amazing world, surrounded by magnificent creatures, great and small. They make this earth a magical place to live.
ISBN 9780571330683
Publisher Faber & Faber, 2016
Wright, Anna
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Maisie Moo and Invisible Lucy
Maisie's Dad is a truck driver and Maisie and her invisible friend, Lucy, wait patiently for Dad's return and his amazing stories. Maisie likes her dog and sleeping in. She helps her mother in their shop but doesn't like being an angel. When it seems that Dad and Christmas will never come, and Mum banishes Lucy, Maisie hides in her bedroom.
ISBN 9781741751345
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2007
McKimmie, Chris
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Making friends
Six farmyard acquaintances set out to make a new friend but that turns out to be a bit of a failure. Along the way, however, they do discover what real friendship is and where to find it. A beautiful picture book translated from the original German.
ISBN 9781877467066
Publisher Gecko Press, 2008
Dahimene, Adelheid & Stollinger, Heide (ill)
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Mang the wild orangutan
Mang, a beautiful old orangutan, remembers what life was like living in the lush rainforests of Borneo before he was captured and then sent to a zoo.
ISBN 9780734410023
Publisher Lothian Books, 2007
van Loon, Joan
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Mangrove
A secluded area of mangroves and the water life the trees support are about to change forever. This book looks at the cost to nature of our modern culture.
ISBN 9780143502043
Publisher Penguin NZ, 2007
Kane, Glenda & Allen, Lisa (ill)
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Map of dreams
When war devastates their country, a boy and his parents are forced to flee to another country. Food is scarce. When father goes to the bazaar to buy bread, he comes home with a map instead. The boy and his mother are furious because they are so hungry.
ISBN 9781842707609
Publisher Andersen Press Ltd, 2008
Topics / Year 4 easy reads /
Shulevitz, Uri
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Mark of the Wagarl, The
The story tells of the travels and responsibilities of Wagarl, the big boss of all snakes, and how he keeps the waterways clean in Noongar country.
ISBN 9781875641970
Publisher Magabala Books, 2004
Little, Lorna & Lyndon, Janice (ill)
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32833
Marshall Armstrong is new to our school
Marshall Armstrong is new to our school. He looks different to me. His ear looks like a shell, his laces are straight, not criss-crossed like mine, and his eyes are always looking at the blackboard. Marshall Armstrong definitely does not fit into our school.
ISBN 9780007361410
Publisher HarperCollins Australia, 2011
Mackintosh, David
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Marvellous funambulist of Middle Harbour and other Sydney firsts, The
This is a story of Sydney in order of who did what first. Through a series of unexpected firsts, trace the events, people and places that have shaped Sydney, however unintentionally.
ISBN 9781742234403
Publisher NewSouth Publishing, 2015
Bell, Hilary & Martin, Matthew (ill)
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Matisse: King of colour
When Monique, a young nurse, steps into the home of an elderly patient, she sees rooms filled with the most vivid colour she's ever seen. Her patient is the artist Henri Matisse and they become good friends. When Monique enters a convent as a nursing nun, she discovers that her religious order is very poor and doesn't have it's own chapel. Matisse helps by developing a sketch by Monique into a brilliant set of stained-glass chapel windows, and uses his influence to raise enough money to build the chapel.
ISBN 9781847800435
Series Famous artists (Anholt) series (10 books)
Publisher Frances Lincoln, 2015
Anholt, Laurence
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Max and the won't go to bed show
Roll up, roll up, for Max the magnificent and his famous show: putting off bedtime for as long as possible. Cheer as he makes a cookie disappear, gasp as he asks for ten bedtime stories.
ISBN 9780007468393
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, UK, 2013
Sperring, Max & Warburton, Sarah (ill)
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Mbobo tree, The
In the cleft of a rock, on the crest of a hill, grows a tree that belongs to no-one and to everyone. When a little baby girl in a sling is found swinging in the branches, the villagers name her Tiranamba Adesimbo Mbobo. They love her as their own but Tiranamba never speaks a word. When the life-saving tree is threatened, Tiranamba finds her voice.
ISBN 9781741693515
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2009
Topics / Year 4 easy reads /
Millard, Glenda & White, Annie (ill)
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Me and my dad
A son hero worships his brave father and loves spending a day at the beach with him. But, sometimes even the bravest of the brave need a helping hand. Fabulous illustrations with interesting use of perspective.
ISBN 9781921541810
Publisher Little Hare Books, 2010
Morgan, Sally & Ottley, Mathew
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Me and you
A thought-provoking take on the story of a young girl who has come into the house, eaten the porridge, broken the chair and fallen asleep in the bed. Two stories, the fantasy and a modern street context, give dimension to a traditional tale.
ISBN 9780385614894
Publisher Doubleday, 2010
Browne, Anthony
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Me, all alone, at the end of the world
A peaceful natural existence is transformed by the encroaching modern society, changing the landscape and the sole occupant.
ISBN 9781406304824
Publisher Walker Books, 2007
Anderson, M T & Hawkes, Kevin (ill)
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Meerkat mail
Sunny Meerkat comes from a large and close family. One day, he decides that it's time to leave home and see the world.
ISBN 9781405052153
Publisher MacMillan, 2006
Gravett, Emily
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Meet Don Bradman
Don Bradman was Australia's greatest cricketer. This is the story of how he first came to play for Australia, and how his record-breaking feats in the Ashes series became a source of pride and hope during the hard years of the Great Depression.
ISBN 9781925324891
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2016
Vass, Coral & Howe, Brad (ill)
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Meet Nellie Melba
Dame Nellie Melba was Australia's first classical music star. The beauty of her singing was celebrated around the globe. She was appointed Dame Commander, OBE, for her enormous fundraising efforts during World War I. Today, she is commemorated on Australia's one hundred dollar banknote. This is the story of how she rose to fame, and how she brought opera to Australians in the city and the bush.
ISBN 9780143780298
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2016
Brian, Janeen & Murphy, Claire (ill)
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Meet the Flying Doctors
In the early twentieth century, Reverend John Flynn saw the potential for aeroplanes to bring urgent medical care to people in outback Australia. He campaigned for more than ten years to make his big idea a reality. That big idea became the Royal Flying Doctor Service. Today, the Service, a not-for-profit organisation, provides emergency and primary health care across Australia.
ISBN 9780143780687
Publisher Penguin Books Australia, 2016
Ivanoff, George & Wood, Ben (ill)
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Mending Lucille
A young girl grieves for her mother. She clings to familiar things to remind her of happier times but a broken doll highlights her hurt and begins the healing sequence.
ISBN 9780734410337
Publisher Lothian Books, 2008
Poulter, J R & Davis, Sarah (ill)
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Mia's story
Mia's family is very poor, living in a house made from recycled bits and pieces. When her dog, Poco, disappears, Mia takes the family horse and heads off into the mountain meadows. There, the snow is clean and the sky is clear and Mia finds a kind of lily she's never seen before.
ISBN 9781844282784
Publisher Walker Books, 2006
Foreman, Michael
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Millie
Millie was always so good, or was she? Millie eats all her vegetables and puts away her toys, or does she? She's always kind to her baby brother, or is she? But no matter what Millie does, her parents still love her.
ISBN 9780732911294
Publisher Pan MacMillan, 2002
Marsden, John & Rippon, Sally
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Milo: moving story, A
Milo's life is almost entirely unremarkable. He lives in a solid kennel in a reasonable part of town. Every other day, he has a job delivering parcels. Milo's life is turned upside down by an argument with his friend Snombo, followed by a strange wild storm that leaves him and his kennel in a precarious place. So, begins Milo's surprisingly remarkable journey back to his friends.
ISBN 9781760111632
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2016
Riddle, Tohby
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Ming's adventure on China's Great Wall
Ming and his father travel to the Great Wall to learn more about the creation of the longest structure ever build by humans. On their way, they take a wrong turn, leading to a great adventure as Ming and his father get to tour the wall and encounter all sorts of important figures, including the emperor who had the Great Wall built. When the emperor runs into a tricky situation at the beacon tower, it's up to Ming and some important information to save the day.
ISBN 9781602209879
Publisher Better Links Press, 2015
Jian, Li & Wert, Yijin (trans)
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Minton goes home
Minton and Turtle have landed in the coldest place on earth and found Hector, the hottest boy who ever lived. Now, Minton must build a hot-air balloon so they can get home.
ISBN 9781864483710
Series Minton series (8 books)
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2000
Fienberg, Anna & Gamble, Kim (ill)
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Minton goes sailing
Minton can't wait to make a boat so that he and his friend, Turtle, can sail to an island on the horizon. There, they meet Bouncer, the acrobat, who has been stranded since she made the most gigantic, enormous jump and flew right out of the city and over the ocean.
ISBN 9781864485929
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2001
Fienberg, Anna & Gamble, Kim (ill)
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Minton 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 Minton series (8 books)
Fienberg, Anna & Gamble, Kim (ill)
No book cover.
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Mister Whistler
Mr Whistler is a joyful man, always very finely dressed, and who is forever challenged by an urge to sing and dance. When he arrives at the train station he cannot help but dance along to the music in his head to the delight of his fellow commuters. But as the train approaches, just where did he put that train ticket.
ISBN 9781877467912
Publisher Gecko Press, 2012
Mahy, Margaret & Bishop, Gavin (ill)
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Molly's memory jar
Molly feels lost after the death of her dog, Lucy, so her dad creates a colourful Memory Jar with her, to always remind her of the good times.
ISBN 9781921042355
Publisher New Frontier Publishing, 2010
Spaulding, Norma & Grantford, Jacqui (ill)
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Mom and dad are palindromes
A humorous look at palindromes, although with some American spelling. Bob is surrounded by palindromes, indeed he is one himself. Palindromes are everywhere and there seems to be no escape from them.
ISBN 9780811843287
Publisher Chronicle Books, 2006
Shulman, Mark
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Moon's messenger
Moon knew it was unusual to see a green turtle. Out of all the sea turtles in the world, they were the species that was most at risk. But when the turtle beckoned her to come, Moon knew it wanted to show her something.
ISBN 9788416147205
Publisher Cuento De Luz, 2015
Kroll, Virginia & Celej, Zuzanna (ill)
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Most beautiful lantern, The
The Chinese mid-autumn festival is celebrated with a parade through streets with colourful lanterns. Mei-Ling has trouble choosing her lantern because she wants it to be the most beautiful lantern in the parade.
ISBN 9780734408600
Publisher Lothian Books, 2007
Heinrich, Sally
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Most loved monster
Mama loves all her little monsters no matter how disgusting their personal habits or special talents are. Hair balls wrapped in seaweed are pretty disgusting.
ISBN 9780143501596
Publisher Penguin, 2004
Downey, Lynn & Davis, Jack E (ill)
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Mouse opera
All the mice are preparing for a grand opera show. It is a race to see if they can get everything done from learning their lines to making sure the toilets are clean before opening night.
ISBN 9781869434700
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2000
Wolfe, Richard & Pamela
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Mr Chicken goes to Paris
Mr Chicken flies to Paris to see his friend, Yvette. He visits all the tourist attractions such as the Arc de Triomphe, the Eiffel Tower and the Louvre, and he loves the French food. When it comes time to fly home, Mr Chicken finds he has a big problem.
ISBN 9781741757699
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2009
Topics / Year 4 easy reads /
Hobbs, Leigh
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Mr George Baker
George is one hundred years old but he is learning to read with his pal, Harry.
ISBN 9780763633080
Publisher Candlewick Press, 2007
Hest, Amy & Muth, Jon J (ill)
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Mr Huff
Bill is having a bad day. Mr Huff is following him around and making everything seem difficult. Bill tries to get rid of him but Mr Huff just gets bigger and bigger. Then, they both stop and a surprising thing happens.
ISBN 9780670078042
Publisher Penguin Books Australia, 2015
Topics / Australians at war /
Walker, Anna
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Mrs Millie's painting
Mrs Millie loves to grow flowers but they never win any prizes, so she paints pictures of beautiful, exotic flowers instead. Suddenly her painting comes to life, and is trailing out the window leading to adventure.
ISBN 9780733608827
Publisher Hodder Headline Australia Pty Ltd, 2003
Ottley, Matt
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Ms Wiz series
The classroom will never be the same again for those who love the stories about Ms Wiz, a teacher with a difference. Her unusual ways of running her class are hilarious, chaotic, unlikely and very, very funny. 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 Ms Wiz series (18 books)
Blacker, Terence & Ross, Tony (ill)
No book cover.
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Mule School
Stomper can't see the point and really doesn't like Mule School with its lessons in conforming to mule behaviour. He certainly doesn't seem very good at the important lessons. Then one day, Stomper proves the value of thinking for yourself and the routine at Mule School changes.
ISBN 9781862337299
Publisher Gullane Children's Books Ltd, 2007
Rawlinson, Julia & Chapman, Lynne (ill)
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Mungo and the picture book pirates
Mungo reads his favourite book every night, an adventure about pirates. One night, when reading the book, Mungo discovers that the captain is nowhere to be found and he can dive in and take the captain's place.
ISBN 9780140569742
Publisher Puffin Australia, 2006
Knapman, Timothy & Stower, Adam (ill)
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Music tree, The
Liam's mother hangs a saucepan lid to a tree to stop him from being destructive. In time the tree is well decorated with noisy household objects. Liam is inspired by a storm to create even more melodic music.
ISBN 9780734408518
Publisher Lothian Books, 2006
Hoy, Catriona & Jaunn, Adele (ill)
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92940
My daddy snores
When daddy snores, walls rumble and things tumble and poor mum has to try to find another comfortable place to sleep. The hamster doesn't like the noise and certainly doesn't want to share his bed with mum. There must be a cure.
ISBN 9780545028349
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2007
Topics / Year 3 easy reads /
Rothstein, Nancy H & Gilpin, Stephen (ill)
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9030
My dearest dinosaur
Notes from a mother dinosaur to her husband, who is off searching for food for the family. This nurturing dino describes her new babies and their day by day existence, with its prehistoric difficulties.
ISBN 9781865048345
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2005
Wild, Margaret & Rawlins, Donna (ill)
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89128
My dinosaur ABC
A great book for dinosaur enthusiasts. The descriptions and drawings of twenty six dinosaurs provide interesting facts and details. Each letter of the alphabet, clearly written in lower and upper case, corresponds with a dinosaur name, which is shown phonetically to assist pronunciation.
ISBN 9781921346927
Publisher Brolly Books, 2008
Adam, Emma & Turner, Nadia (ill)
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My friend Tertius
This is the true story of two lives brought together by chance. Arthur Cooper, working in intelligence for the British Government in pre-war Hong Kong, rescues a small gibbon and names him Tertius. Together they escape to a safe place - but is it for always?
ISBN 9781760113827
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2017
Fenton, Corinne & Swan, Owen (ill)
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12446
My gran's different
Charlie's gran is different - she doesn't go to the football, make cakes or work in the garden. The story of Charlie and his gran is one of love and complete acceptance told through soft, watercolour illustrations.
ISBN 9780734405005
Publisher Thomas C Lothian Pty Ltd, 2003
Lawson, Sue & Magerl, Caroline (ill)
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820
My happy life
Dani is the happiest person she knows, especially when she makes a best friend when she starts school. They share friendship bracelets, sit together in class and have sleepovers. But how will Dani return to her happiness when Ella moves away.
ISBN 9781877467806
Publisher Gecko Press, 2012
Lagercrantz, Rose & Eriksson, Eva (ill)
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18584
My home in Kakadu
Respected elder, Jane Christophesen, reveals the beauty of the changing seasons in Kakadu National Park to her granddaughter, Tarrah, as Tarrah and her family collect bush tucker, hunt and fish.
ISBN 9781875641932
Publisher Magabala Books, 2005
Christophersen, Jane & Christophersen, Christine (ill)
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73789
My little world
When a little wanderer goes out walking with her gran and her brother, she doesn't see many of the things that are too tall or too fast. But, the small child can see other things, such as the tiny insects, the lizard hiding under the brush, the insect that looks like a twig and the fuzzy zigzag pencil lines, scribbled on the bark of a tree.
ISBN 9781862917903
Publisher Omnibus Books, 2011
Cooke, Julia & Crosby-Fairall, Marjorie
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18441
My map book
A treasure map, a map of a face, a map of a neighbourhood, a family tree and even a map of a heart are included in these maps of life. Children will be inspired to draw some maps for themselves.
ISBN 9781844280766
Publisher Walker Books, 2006
Fanelli, Sara
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10170
My name Is Lizzie Flynn: story of the Rajah quilt, A
Lizzie Flynn has nothing but her name when she boards the Rajah, a ship sailing from England to the penal colony of Australia. She has been sentenced to seven years for stealing a shawl. On board, the convict women are given a useful bag containing fabric, needle and thread.
ISBN 9781922179913
Publisher Black Dog Books, 2015
Saxby, Claire & Newcomb, Lizzy (ill)
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27302
My silent world
The world is a very different place when you are deaf. The power of sight and the beauty of colours and textures are heightened. How will things change when technology allows a deaf child to hear?
ISBN 9780734410375
Publisher Hachette Children's Books, 2009
Topics / Year 4 easy reads /
Hilton, Nette & Agostino, Vincent
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39062
My two blankets
A young girl leaves her war-ravaged homeland and arrives in Australia. Everything looks and sounds strange, even the wind. She doesn't speak the language and feels intimidated and lonely. To cope, the girl wraps herself in a beloved blanket and takes comfort in the memories of her homeland. One day at the park, a local girl smiles and waves at her.
ISBN 9781921714764
Publisher Little Hare Books, 2014
Kobald, Irena & Blackwood, Freya (ill)
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12520
My uncle is a hunkle says Clarice Bean
Mum and Dad go away and Uncle Ted comes to babysit. Soon, chaos reigns as the guinea pig escapes, Grandad disappears and Minal Cricket gets his head stuck in the railing.
ISBN 9781841216249
Series Clarice Bean picture books series (2 of 4)
Publisher Orchard Books, 2000
Child, Lauren
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1195
Mysterious traveller
Although now aging, Issa, is the best African desert guide in the region. During a journey he discovers a camel protecting a baby girl during a sandstorm. Issa raises the child, sharing his love and understanding of the desert and together they continue to guide travellers, even as Issa goes blind. When they save a group of travellers during a sandstorm, the truth of her past is revealed.
ISBN 9781406337075
Publisher Walker Books, 2013
Peet, Mal & Graham, Elspeth & Lynch P.J. (ill)
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8024
Naked mole rat gets dressed
Naked mole rats do not wear clothes. They hate hats, scorn socks and turn their noses up at trousers. That is, all naked mole rats except Wilbur.
ISBN 9781406321371
Publisher Walker Books, 2009
Willems, Mo
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15355
Nardika learns to make a spear
With his father's help, Nandika, an Aboriginal boy, learns how to make a chittabutta, a fishing spear, so he can catch his own fish.
ISBN 9781875641703
Publisher Magabala Books, 2001
Fry, Chris
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Nature storybooks series
A mixture of story and factual information presented. Some titles have a CD. 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 Nature storybooks series (23 books)
Various
No book cover.
3830
Naughtiest reindeer at the zoo, The
At Christmas, Ruby's family is visiting Granny and Pop, whose house is full of breakable items. It's not the place for a naughty reindeer so Ruby is sent to the zoo. She has to bunk in with the stuck-up antelopes and the fussy zebras, which is no fun at all. So, Ruby comes up with a plan for some fabulous Christmas festivities. But, her plan creates chaos and mayhem.
ISBN 9781760112141
Series The Naughtiest reindeer series NEW SERIES 2018 (4 books)
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2015
Greenberg, Nicki
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30600
Naughtiest reindeer goes South, The
If only Mrs Claus had listened. Letting Ruby lead the sleigh is a recipe for disaster. Ruby's wild ride lands her in a world of trouble, and very far from home. Poor Ruby is stranded, the presents are scattered and the local penguins are very grumpy.
ISBN 9781760293116
Series The Naughtiest reindeer series NEW SERIES 2018 (4 books)
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2016
Greenberg, Nikki
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43900

New
Naughtiest reindeer takes a bow, The
Santa really ought to sleep with one eye open. Because this year Ruby's decided to get a head start on the Christmas present deliveries - all by herself! What could possibly go wrong? Quite a lot, as it turns out. And what will Santa do when he discovers his sleigh full of presents is missing? Who will save Christmas? Ruby the reindeer makes Christmas more entertaining than ever before!
ISBN 9781760295653
Series The Naughtiest reindeer series NEW SERIES 2018 (4 books)
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2017
Greenberg, Nicki
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1545
Naughtiest reindeer, The
Ruby is Rudolph's naughty sister and the other reindeers know that she is going to bring a whole sack of mayhem to Christmas.
ISBN 9781743313046
Series The Naughtiest reindeer series NEW SERIES 2018 (4 books)
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2013
Greenberg, Nicki
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60802
Naughty Nigel
Naughty Nigel creates mayhem with his bad behaviour until he has his just rewards in a bad dream and is taught a lesson.
ISBN 9781842707449
Publisher Andersen Press Ltd, 2009
Ross, Tony
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6924
Navid's story
When Navid was four years old, his father's life was in danger so he fled their home in Iran to the United Kingdom. A couple of years later, when Navid and his mother followed him, it was strange to be reunited with father as so much had changed. In his own words, Navid describes why he had to leave, his long journey as a refugee and his struggle to adapt to life in another country.
ISBN 9780750278911
Series Seeking refuge series (5 books)
Publisher Wayland, 2015
Topics / Displacement /
Glynne, Andy &Topf, Jonathan (ill)
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15048
Neptune's nursery
A hide-and-seek game through a tropical underwater world to discover which is the mystery sea creature that we all know, yet rarely see. Beautiful illustrations.
ISBN 9780702231124
Publisher University of Queensland Press, 2002
Toft, Kim Michelle & Sheather, Allan
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17309
No
A little boy sets out to deliver a letter, witnessing acts of war on the way. But, when he encounters a bully by the post-box, he decides that enough is enough.
ISBN 9781847801203
Publisher Frances Lincoln, 2011
McPhail, David
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50800
No return: Captain Scott's race to the pole
In the age of discovery, Antarctica remained largely unexplored. Robert Falcon Scott was one pioneer who penetrated the ice and cruel weather. This is the amazing story of his second journey from England to Antarctica. On the return journey, Scott and his comrades perished from a combination of exhaustion, starvation and extreme cold.
ISBN 9780734412201
Publisher Lothian Books, 2011
Gouldthorpe, Peter
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5485
No room for a mouse
Christopher's mother is so busy working for the pigeon post that she doesn't notice when he invites an amazing variety of people to share their enormous house. There's Mrs Fizzletum, Maestro Bambonium and his Grand Pandemonium, and Ringmaster Fergus and the Sawdust Circus. Soon the house begins to feel small, so small that Christopher's mouse, Sneaky, can't even find a spot.
ISBN 9781865046600
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2007
Mewburn, Kyle & Blackwood, Freya (ill)
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73251
Noah Dreary
Noah complains and had been on a particular roll that day, complaining about this, about that, about this, that, this, that, that, this and the other (much of which involved his baby sister). So, off popped his head.
ISBN 9780670077182
Publisher Penguin, 2013
Blabey, Aaron
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16367
Norman Enormous
Norman Not-so-enormous wonders if two people can find true friendship when they are so different. He can think of all the reasons why their new relationship might fail but, when he gives it a go, he finds that he and Norman Enormous have heaps in common. Squished and squashed in his normal-sized home, Norman Enormous has longed to share his love of interpretive dance and black-and-white movies.
ISBN 9780143502227
Publisher Puffin Australia, 2009
Hackett, Dave
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5868
Not a nibble
Sally and her family are on a camping holiday and everyone but Sally catches a fish. While she is not lucky at fishing she sees something even better.
ISBN 9781864482423
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 1997
Honey, Elizabeth
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28322
Numberlys, The
The Numberlys lived in an orderly, dull world which was very, well, numberly. But, five friends weren't willing to accept that this was all there was. They knew there had to be more. So, they broke out hard hats and welders, hammers and glue guns, and started knocking some numbers together. At first, it was awful. But, the five kept at it and, soon, one letter after another emerged. When they got to the letter Z, their world changed.
ISBN 9781442473430
Publisher Atheneum Books for Young Readers, 2014
Joyce, William & Ellis, Christina (ill)
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6160
Nutmeg
Nutmeg lives a very dull life with her old Uncle Nicodemus and Cousin Nesbitt. They eat nothing but cardboard for breakfast, string for lunch and sawdust for supper. Then, when Nutmeg meets a genie who gives her a magic wooden spoon, her life changes.
ISBN 9781842705636
Publisher Andersen Press Ltd, 2008
Lucas, David
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5688
Nyuntu Ninti: what you should know
In this beautiful, photographic book for young children, Bob Randall explains, in a simple but effective way, the Anangu people's relationship to all that is around them, and why we must learn to care for the Earth, its plants and its creatures.
ISBN 9780733320491
Publisher ABC Books, 2008
Randall, Bob & Hogan, Melanie (ill)
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67324
Of thee I sing: a letter to my daughters
Prior to becoming the United States President, Barack Obama wrote a tribute to thirteen ground-breaking Americans and the ideals that shaped their nation. From the artistry of Georgia O'Keeffe, to the courage of Jackie Robinson, to the patriotism of George Washington, President Obama sees the traits of these heroes within his own children, and within all of America's children.
ISBN 9780375835278
Publisher Knopf Publishing Group, 2010
Obama, Barack & Long, Loren (ill)
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3191
Old magic
Grandfather cracks his old toy top to bring back his magic from the old country. His grandson, a Chinese Australian boy, learns to understand the place of his own culture in his new Australian lifestyle.
ISBN 9780091829155
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 1996
Baillie, Allan & Wu, Di (ill)
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16096
Old Tucker Man
For many thousands of years, Kirrae Whurron men prided themselves on being able to hunt and provide game food for their families and communities. When the land was taken from them, their food source was replaced by European farming animals.
ISBN 9780975770856
Publisher One Day Hill Pty Ltd, 2007
Austin, Debbie
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1275
On a small island
Ari lives alone on an island, his days spent collecting all that washes ashore and gazing at the ships that pass, on their way to the great land that is a speck on the horizon. When one ship does stop, Ari is told of all the magnificent things that lie in the distance, bringing Ari a sense of wonder but also isolation and loneliness. Then one day, Ari has a dazzling idea.
ISBN 9781925161168
Publisher Fremantle Press, 2014
Hughes-Odgers, Kyle
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44392
On the river: come with me from the mountains to the sea
Roland Harvey and his new pelican friend are off on an adventure to walk, fish, canoe, raft, windsurf, sail, paddle-steam and, even, fly their way along the mighty Murray River, from its smallest beginnings in the high country to where it meets the sea. Together they discover the story of the river - its secrets, history, ecology, people and animals. And, you're invited, too.
ISBN 9781760112455
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2016
Harvey, Roland
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7112
Once Tashi met a dragon
For a long as Tashi could remember, he had been told stories about the dragon who sent the rains each year, until now. The creeks are drying up and the mountains are going up in flames. Someone in the village needs to visit the dragon and only Tashi would dare.
ISBN 9781741758870
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2013
Fienberg, Anna and Barbara & Gamble, Kim (ill)
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18442
Once upon an ordinary school day
It was an ordinary morning when the ordinary boy woke up for his ordinary journey to school. But, then Mr Gee bounced into the classroom and everything changed. The dull, grey world had been transformed into one of colour and excitement.
ISBN 9781842704691
Publisher Andersen Press Ltd, 2006
McNaughton, Colin & Kitamura, Satoshi (ill)
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15154
One child
One child saw a world full of problems and thought, I know what to do. One child did all that she could. Just imagine if all the children of the world did all that they could. This book encourages children to take action to conserve the environment.
ISBN 9781863745086
Publisher Era Publications, 1999
Cheng, Christopher & Woolman, Steven (ill)
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9568
One horse waiting for me
Rhyming text describes different groups of horses both real, toy and imaginary, in this counting book for horse enthusiasts. The pictures are beautiful tissue paper collages.
ISBN 9781865046327
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2004
Mullins, Patricia
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12051
One less fish
In this cautionary tale, human carelessness leads to the disappearance of twelve species of fish in Australia's Great Barrier Reef. A wonderfully, original counting book that goes backwards and is illustrated with stunning silk paintings.
ISBN 9780702229473
Publisher University of Queensland Press, 2004
Toft, Kim Michelle & Sheather, Allan
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2641
One photo
One day, Dad came home with one of those old cameras, the kind that uses film. But, Dad didn't take photos of the things that people usually photograph.
ISBN 9780670077977
Publisher Puffin Australia, 2016
Watkins, Ross & Anelli, Liz (ill)
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5744
One step at a time
Luk and his grandmother live high in the mountains of Burma. They work hard, dragging timber from the forest, and look forward to the day when their pet elephant, Mali, will be old enough to help. One morning, when Mali is foraging for bananas, there is a loud explosion.
ISBN 9780987380951
Publisher MidnightSun Publishing, 2015
Jolly, Jane & Heinrich, Sally (ill)
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6005
One thing
From the moment Mum offers Charlie and Lola one thing from the shop, they can't stop counting. Top negotiator Lola takes on numbers in everyday life and bends them to her endearing and unique will.
ISBN 9781408339008
Publisher Orchard Books, 2015
Topics / K-2 Numeracy /
Child, Lauren
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12401
One tiny turtle
In this beautifully illustrated book, Loggerhead swims alone in the vastness of the water, munches on crabs, floats over coral reefs and crawls with slow, heavy steps across the beach to lay her eggs.
ISBN 9780744594010
Series Nature storybooks series (23 books)
Publisher Walker Books, 2002
Topics / Year 4 easy reads /
Davies, Nicola & Chapman, Jane (ill)
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38857
One world: a journey
The natural world is celebrated in works of art, with serene, calming text that reflects the characteristics we share with animals and our responsibility towards them. The book opens our minds to the equality of all living things.
ISBN 9780980289671
Publisher Alto Books, 2007
Higgins, David
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7404
Only a donkey
Unlike Simpson's donkey, this donkey is looked down on by everyone in the farmyard. When he goes out for a day, the animals grumpily insist on going because he won't survive on his own. By the time they return, they have learnt to respect donkeys.
ISBN 9780670041688
Publisher Penguin, 2007
Walters, Celeste & Mullins, Patricia (ill)
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3217
Ordinary day, An
The journey to school is boring. On the way to the bus stop Jack uses his imagination and bit by bit the boring is replaced by a world of wonder with lots of possibilities.
ISBN 9781865043586
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2001
Gleeson, Libby
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11739
Origami heart
Kabukli is lonely in the big city until he discovers that, to find true friendship, you must send your heart out into the world.
ISBN 9780734416971
Publisher Lothian Books, 2016
Binny
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18697
Oscar and Hoo forever
A story of friendship between a little boy called Oscar and Hoo, a cloud. Hoo is missing his flock of clouds. Oscar finds a way to help Hoo to rejoin with them.
ISBN 9780007140084
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, UK, 2005
Theo & Dudok de Wit, Michael (ill)
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Ossiri and the bala mengro
A traveller girl named Ossiri makes her own musical instrument from a willow branch and lots of recycled objects. Although she plays enthusiastically, it makes a terrible noise. Ignoring warnings not to wake the ogre in the hills, Ossiri climbs away from the camp to practise. Her playing awakens the ogre but his reaction is not what she expects.
ISBN 9781846439247
Publisher Child's Play International Ltd, 2016
O'Neill, Richard & Quarmby, Katharine & Tolson, Hannah (ill)
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18383
Our big island
Take a journey around the Australian coast. Includes information on navigation and map-making featuring Australian landmarks, flora and fauna.
ISBN 9780957955103
Publisher Artbeat Publishers, 1995
Greenwood, Mark & Lessac, Frane (ill)
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2276
Our island
Our island lies beneath a big blue sky, surrounded by the turquoise sea. Turtles glide through the clear salt water and dugongs graze on banks of seagrass.
ISBN 9780670077687
Publisher Viking Children's, 2014
Lester, Alison; Honey, Elizabeth & the Gununa children
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7296
Our pet pelican
An adventure story about a family getting a new pet but there are hidden dangers. Based on an event that really happened during Carol and Laura's childhood in the Torres Strait Island community on Prince of Wales Island, near Thursday Island.
ISBN 9781863340281
Publisher Black Ink Press, 2007
Mook, Carol & Mooka, Laura (ill)
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9567
Over the hill and around the bend with granny and Bert and me
A tall story full of cheerful nonsense with gaps in the text interpreted in hilarious ways by the illustrations. Going to the shop with Granny turns out to be much more exciting than you could possibly imagine.
ISBN 9781865042459
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2000
Lunn, Helen & Miller, David
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1172
Owl
Deep in a snowy forest Owl and Frida live happily together, looking out the window at the moon. Owl starts to wonder what lies beyond their forest, beyond the snow.
ISBN 9781922081162
Publisher Windy Hollow Books, 2013
Pignataro, Anna
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Paddington Bear 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 Paddington Bear series (19 books)
Bond, Michael & Alley, R W (ill)
No book cover.
23406
Paddington goes for gold
Paddington is in high competitive spirits when he accompanies the Brown family to a local sports day. Nothing goes quite as planned. Will a gold medal ever be within Paddington's reach?
ISBN 9780007427734
Series Paddington Bear series (19 books)
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, UK, 2012
Bond, Michael & Alley, R W (ill)
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38215
Paddington races ahead
Somehow Paddington Bear always manages to find himself in unusual situations. So it is no surprise when he gets into a spot of bother with some shaving cream, causes a London bus to be evacuated, and is mistaken for a famous Peruvian hurdler by a film crew. Will the chance of becoming a star of the screen take Paddington away from the Brown family of number 32 Windsor Gardens?
ISBN 9780007458844
Series Paddington Bear series (19 books)
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, UK, 2012
Bond, Michael & Alley, R W (ill)
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9551
Paper bag princess, The
Princess Elizabeth has it all, including the handsome prince and the fairytale ending, until a dragon comes to spoil it. This strong and independent girl is the real hero of the story.
ISBN 9781865049212
Publisher Scholastic UK, 2008
Munsch, Robert & Martchenko, Michael (ill)
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8312
Paradise garden, The
Peter escapes from his busy, noisy life into a beautiful garden. When he returns home, he finds he can make his own refuge with the knowledge he has gained.
ISBN 9780224046329
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 1998
Thompson, Colin
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8199
Paraphernalia's present
Dottie Devine has only one friend, Paraphernalia the hen, who visits regularly. They share breakfast and trips into town. When Dottie doesn't collect the eggs for a dew days, Paraphanalia has a wonderful surprise for her and more friends come into their lives.
ISBN 9780733317422
Publisher ABC Books, 2008
Lawrenson, Diana & Huxley, Dee (ill)
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36206
Parsley Rabbit's book about books
Celebrate the joy of reading and begin a lifelong love of literature with the endearing Parsley Rabbit and his pesky little brother, Basil. This book is full of fun, with flaps to flip and questions to share, as Parsley takes the reader on an hilarious and stimulating journey through the world of books.
ISBN 9780733321450
Publisher ABC Books, 2007
Watts, Frances & Legge, David (ill)
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4841

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Penguin problems
Little Penguin has problems: his beak is cold; there is snow everywhere; the water smells salty; he waddles; he looks the same as everybody else. No, it is not easy being a penguin.
ISBN 9781406375992
Publisher Walker Books, 2016
John, Jory & Smith, Lane (ill)
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30611
Pepi sings a new song
Every night while his human, Peter, studies the stars, Pepi the parrot sings a special space song. Pepi loves singing but he's getting a little tired of space. So, one day, he decides to step out into the neighbourhood to find some new things to sing about.
ISBN 9781416991380
Publisher Simon & Schuster, 2010
Ljungkvist, Laura
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15443
Pete the sheep
Shaun doesn't have a sheep dog, he has a sheep sheep called Pete. The other shearers are not happy about it particularly when Pete and Shaun set up in business. Pete doesn't know how the other shearers are going to react.
ISBN 9780207199660
Publisher HarperCollins Australia, 2004
French, Jackie
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46271
Pharaoh's Egypt
This book has the ancient Egyptians coming to life with flies, sand and bloody fingerprints plastering the pages.
ISBN 9781845075781
Series Fly on the wall series (4 books)
Publisher Frances Lincoln, 2008
Manning, Mick & Granstrom, Brita (ill)
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829
Piano piano
Everyday at the same time, Marcolino practises the piano, just as his mother wants. Marcolino has other plans.
ISBN 9780980416534
Publisher Wilkins Farago Pty Ltd, 2008
Topics / Year 4 easy reads /
Cali, Davide
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8311
Picasso and the girl with the ponytail
Sylvette is a shy little girl whose neighbor happens to be the artist Pablo Picasso. Attracted by Sylvette's classical facial profile and her lovely ponytail hair style, Picasso convinces her to overcome her shyness and pose for a series of artworks. These drawings, paintings and sculptures soon became world famous and encouraged Sylvette to abandon her shyness. Eventually, she began a career as a fine artist.
ISBN 9780764138539
Series Famous artists (Anholt) series (10 books)
Publisher Barron's Educational Series, 2007
Anholt, Laurence
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12225
Pig tale
When two discontented pigs find a treasure chest in the orchard, they abandon their rural paradise for what they think will be a more luxurious life.
ISBN 9780749702724
Publisher Egmont Childrens, 1990
Oxenbury, Helen
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14384
Pigtails the pirate
Jess sets out to find her father and rescue him from Pigtales, the pirate.
ISBN 9781740518055
Publisher Red Fox, 2003
Elliot, David
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38147
Pilgrim
Pilgrim is the name of a boat, built by the narrator's great-grandfather. The narrator, a small boy, tells the reader about his first journey to sea. He and his father rise early and make their preparations for the fishing trip.
ISBN 9781921042850
Publisher New Frontier Publishing, 2008
Oliver, Jo
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7470
Platypus
Platypus leaves his burrow in the riverbank and dives into the cool, green pool. It's dusk and he is hungry. Platypus is always busy, always moving, looking for his next meal. Follow platypus, one of Australia's most puzzling and unique animals, as he plays, swims, dives and scurries around his riverbank home.
ISBN 9781922077448
Series Nature storybooks series (23 books)
Publisher Walker Books Australia Pty Ltd, 2015
Whiting, Sue & Jackson, Mark (ill)
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2986
Pocket dogs and the lost kitten, The
Biff and Buff love riding in the pockets of Mr Pockets' very big coat and having him all to themselves. But, when a little lost kitten needs a home, they might have to learn about sharing.
ISBN 9781742991054
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2016
Wild, Margaret & King, Stephen Michael (ill)
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26079
Pocket dogs go on holiday, The
Biff and Buff have always loved being Mr Pockets' very own pocket dogs. When Mr Pockets takes them on a holiday by the sea, they love travelling in his pockets. But, when he takes his coat off to play on the beach, something dreadful happens and the coat disappears.
ISBN 9781862917385
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2008
Wild, Margaret & King, Stephen Michael (ill)
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37476
Pocket dogs, The
Biff and Buff, Mr Pockets' dogs, are so tiny they fit into his pockets and that is how they travel to the park and to the shops. One day a hole appears in the right pocket. It keeps getting bigger and bigger until there is sure to be a disaster.
ISBN 9781862914445
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2007
Wild, Margaret & King, Stephen Michael (ill)
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Potato music
It is wartime and the family is desperately poor. But, they are content because they still have their piano and music. There comes a time when they have to make unpleasant sacrifices but they never give up hope.
ISBN 9781862917880
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2010
Booth, Christina & Groves, Pete (ill)
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Precious Little
Precious Little wants to be a trapeze artist but no one in the circus encourages her, apart from Fat Chance and Tough Luck, who run the lucky dip. Precious Little practises her skills but it's only when she takes a risk in the lucky dip that she really takes off.
ISBN 9781741751475
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2010
Hunt, Julie & Moss, Sue & Chapman, Gaye (ill)
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Pretty Salma
When Granny asks Pretty Salma to go to the market, she warns her not to talk to strangers. But, cunning Mr Dog tricks Salma and, before she knows it, he's wearing her stripy ntama, her pretty white beads and her yellow sandals. And he's on his way to Granny's house. A retelling of a favourite fairy tale.
ISBN 9781845074982
Publisher Frances Lincoln, 2008
Topics / Year 4 easy reads /
Daly, Niki
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Princess and the pea, The
The tale of a prince, a princess, perfect politeness, pages of love and a peculiarly hard pea. A fairytale of a down-to-earth princess recreated through a mix of artwork and photography.
ISBN 9780141500140
Publisher Puffin Australia, 2005
Child, Lauren & Borland, Polly (captured by)
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Prowlpuss
Prowlpuss is the story of an old, scarred and tough street cat told in rollicking rhyme with bold pictures. He spends his nights roaming the alleys of the town but eventually encounters an enchanting and unobtainable female feline.
ISBN 9780744547702
Publisher Walker Books, 1996
Wilson, Gina & Parkins, David (ill)
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Prudence wants a pet
Prudence really wants a pet. Branch, Twig and Formal Footware just aren't fit to be pets, neither is her brother.
ISBN 9781741699654
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2011
Daly, Cathleen & King, Stephen Michael
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Pumpkin eater from Pondicherry, The
One night, a young boy encounters a nasty looking creature which is determined to consume grandad's vegie patch. Our hero tricks the creature into eating a habanera chilli with hilariously effective results.
ISBN 9780734410238
Publisher Lothian Books, 2008
Atherton, Bruce & Redlich, Ben (ill)
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Purinina, a devil's tale
Purinina, the Tasmanian devil, experiences the joys and sadness of life. But it is hard to survive when you are left without a mum.
ISBN 9780734409942
Publisher Lothian Books, 2007
Booth, Christina
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62322
Queen Alice's palaces
Queen Alice has the finest palace, so good that Sir Hugh tries to trick her into creating a masterpiece just for him.
ISBN 9780733331022
Publisher ABC Books, 2013
MacIver, Juliette & Masciullo, Lucia (ill)
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Queen of France, The
Rose wakes up one morning feeling royal, so she dons her necklaces, bracelets and crown. The Queen of France emerges to survey her domain, disapproving of Rose's mother's thorny gardening choices and asking Rose's father where the Royal Physician may be found to fix her cut finger. When Rose returns to look for the Queen of France, she's nowhere to be seen.
ISBN 9781406331691
Publisher Walker Books, 2011
Wadham, Tim & MacDonald Denton, Kady (ill)
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Queen Victoria's Christmas
There's a mystery in the palace. What can it be? There are lots of spicy smells... and a large green tree! Join Queen Victoria's dogs as they discover the magic of Christmas in this hilarious new royal adventure.
ISBN 9780732293574
Publisher Angus & Robertson (HarperCollins), 2012
French, Jackie & Whatley, Bruce (ill)
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Queen Victoria's underpants
Queen Victoria owned many palaces and many jewels but what she didn't have were underpants. A message advising that the Queen wants underpants was delivered to a dressmaker. She and her family explored the options of what type of underpants the Queen wanted and what they would be useful for.
ISBN 9780732288228
Publisher Angus & Robertson (HarperCollins), 2010
French, Jackie & Whatley, Bruce (ill)
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113915
Queenie: one elephant's story
Up to the 1950s, a highlight of visiting a Sydney or Melbourne zoo was a ride on the elephants. This book is about Queenie, the joy she provided until her unfortunate end.
ISBN 9781876372972
Publisher Black Dog Books, 2006
Fenton, Corinne & Gouldthorpe, Peter (ill)
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Quinkin mountain
A contemporary Dreaming story about the spirit world. The friendliest Quinkins are tall, thin Timaras. They protect children in danger, especially when they are in danger from the mean Timaras, the bouncing Imjins.
ISBN 9780207189180
Publisher HarperCollins Australia, 1997
Trezise, Percy
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Rabbit and the shadow, The
Enter the wonderful world of a curious cast. The Rabbit who wants to grow up, the anxious Stag, the Soldier at war, the Cat and his recurring dream, the Book that wants to know everything, and the Shadow. Find out how they grow up, learn to live together and deal with their fears.
ISBN 9780994109804
Publisher Book Island, 2014
Rutten, Melanie & Ardizzone, Sarah (trans)
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52056
Race for the Chinese Zodiac, The
The Jade Emperor has declared a great race. The first animals to cross the river will win a place in the Chinese Zodiac. But, there are only twelve places to be won and thirteen animals line up along the shore.
ISBN 9781742031231
Publisher Black Dog Books, 2010
Wang, Gabrielle & Rippin, Sally (ill) & Abos, Regine (ill)
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Rachel's story
Rachel is thirteen and a refugee. With her family, she flees her home country to escape the persecution they suffer as Christians living in a predominantly Muslim country. In her own words, Rachel describes the hostility and rejection of their community, as well as the courage and resilience they show in the face of immigration authorities, detention centres, and deportation. She shares the problems and challenges of settling in their new country.
ISBN 9780750278881
Series Seeking refuge series (5 books)
Publisher Wayland, 2016
Topics / Displacement /
Glynne, Andy & Maldonado, Salvador (ill)
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Ramadan moon
Follow Ramadan from one new moon to the next.
ISBN 9781847802064
Publisher Frances Lincoln, 2011
Topics / Year 4 easy reads /
Robert, Na'ima B & Adl, Shirin (ill)
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Rat in a stripy sock, A
Rat finds happiness in an unexpected place and explores how he can share it with his friends.
ISBN 9780733326615
Publisher ABC Books, 2010
Watts, Frances & Francis, David (ill)
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Raymond
This is the story of Raymond. An ordinary dog who, for a while, led an extraordinary life.
ISBN 9781406362428
Publisher Walker Books, 2017
Le Bec, Yann & Le Bec, Gwendel (ill)
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10060
Reach for the stars and other advice for life's journey
You've got your whole life ahead of you. The road may be bumpy but, at the end of the day, you'll see the light and you might just find yourself on top of the world.
ISBN 9780864619730
Publisher Koala Books, 2010
Bloch, Serge
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Red Ted and the lost things
One day, a little bear named Red Ted is accidentally left on the seat of a train by his owner and ends up in the place for lost things. He doesn't despair, however, he puts his mind to work. With the help of his new friends, a pessimistic crocodile and a cat with a fondness for cheese, Ted finds his way home to the little girl who loves and misses him.
ISBN 9781406310375
Publisher Walker Books, 2009
Topics / Graphic novels /
Rosen, Michael & Stewart, Joel (ill)
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Redback on the toilet seat
A cane toad gets quite a surprise when he gets bitten by a redback spider when he sits on the outdoor toilet.
ISBN 9781862917521
Series Great Australian yarns series (7 books)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2008
Newton, Slim & Smith, Craig (ill)
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Reflection: Remembering those who serve in war
A family journeys through the early morning darkness. A group of young men huddle in a cold muddy trench. Reflection is a powerful tribute to those who have served their country.
ISBN 9781922179050
Publisher Walker Books Australia Pty Ltd, 2016
Sharpe Shelberg, Rebecka & Cowcher, Robin (ill)
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Refugees
A small swamp past the edge of town is home to two wild blue-billed ducks. One day huge machines come to the swamp and out pours the swamp's precious water. The ducks become refugees.
ISBN 9780734406330
Publisher Thomas C Lothian Pty Ltd, 2004
Miller, David
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Remembering Lionsville
We are taken back to the family home built by the author's grandfather generations ago and still lived in now by the family. The growing and preserving of food, communications with others, the way of life all beautifully and simply described with magnificent illustrations combining Aboriginal and western techniques.
ISBN 9781742373201
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2013
Bancroft, Bronwyn
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Right word, The: Roget and his thesaurus
For shy, young Peter Mark Roget, books were his best companions and it wasn't long before he began writing his own. But, he didn't write stories, he wrote lists. Peter took his love for words and turned it to organising ideas, and finding exactly the right word to express just what he thought. His lists grew and grew, eventually turning into one of the most important reference books of all time.
ISBN 9780802853851
Publisher Eerdmans Books, 2014
Bryant, Jen & Sweet, Melissa (ill)
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71268
River story
Follow a river's journey, beginning as a small stream from melted snow in the mountains, as it flows quietly past meadows, under bridges, through cities until, finally, emptying into the sea.
ISBN 9781406325935
Publisher Walker Books, 2015
Hooper, Meredith & Willey, Bee (ill)
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River, A
There is a river outside my window. I can see it stretching in both directions. Follow an imaginary journey from the city to the sea.
ISBN 9780670077441
Publisher Penguin Books Australia, 2015
Martin, Marc
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Robber girl
A traditional style tale set in a snowy European forest landscape. The robber girl is contented in the forest with her animal companions, until a lost child comes into the forest and changes their lives forever.
ISBN 9780091840884
Publisher Red Fox, 2001
Wild, Margaret & Rawlins, Donna (ill)
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Robot and the bluebird, The
There was once a robot with a broken heart, good for nothing and expiring slowly on a scrap heap. Then, one winter's day, a migrating bluebird lands on his shoulder, too exhausted to go any further.
ISBN 9781842707326
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2008
Lucas, David
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Rock pool secrets
Nestling between rocks, hiding in the seaweed, lift the flap and discover many rock pool secrets.
ISBN 9781922179357
Publisher Walker Books, 2017
Oliver, Narelle
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17163
Rodney thinks of food
Rodney the handsome bull doesn't know how to chew his cud. A visit to the vet determines he is not a greedy bull but has a different problem that no one has identified.
ISBN 9780958146302
Publisher New Frontier Publishing, 2002
Winch, Gordon & Oliver, Tony (ill)
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89443
Roman fort
As you explore life on a Roman frontier, patrol with a windswept centurion, eavesdrop in the smelly toilets and visit a tasty Roman banquet.
ISBN 9781845071240
Series Fly on the wall series (4 books)
Publisher Frances Lincoln, 2006
Manning, Mick & Granstrom, Brita (ill)
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Ruby Red Shoes
Ruby lives in a colourful caravan with her grandmother. She is gentle and caring and spends her days looking after plants, animals and people, as well as playing with mulberries, to make hands a pretty colour.
ISBN 9780732293628
Series Ruby Red Shoes series NEW SERIES 2018 (3 books)
Publisher Angus & Robertson (HarperCollins), 2013
Knapp, Kate
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Ruby Red Shoes goes to London
Ruby and her grandmother love to travel and now they are in London, the home of red buses and letter boxes, and where Ruby's red shoes fit right in. There is so much to discover in London and Ruby spends many happy days exploring the sights. Ruby delights in all that this wonderful city has to offer, especially as she can share it with her family.
ISBN 9780732297626
Series Ruby Red Shoes series NEW SERIES 2018 (3 books)
Publisher Angus & Robertson (HarperCollins), 2016
Knapp,Kate
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17868

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Ruby Red Shoes goes to Paris
Ruby Red Shoes and her grandmother are on holiday in Paris! Ruby is fizzing with excitement; her smart red shoes are aflutter as she explores cafes and markets dotted along cobblestone streets. Ruby practises her French, eats buttered baguettes, and beetles around on a scooter with a special new friend who shows her the sights. It is a time she will treasure forever.
ISBN 9780732297619
Series Ruby Red Shoes series NEW SERIES 2018 (3 books)
Publisher Angus & Robertson (HarperCollins), 2013
Knapp, Kate
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Ruby Red Shoes series NEW SERIES 2018
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 Red Shoes series NEW SERIES 2018 (3 books)
Various
No book cover.
18344
Rude Ramsay and the roaring radishes
Rude Ramsey lives in a ramshackle house and longs for something better. Ramsay and Ralph, the red-nosed rat, decide to leave. Students will enjoy their rumpus with food, using the letter R, and want to make up some verses of their own.
ISBN 9780747572923
Publisher Bloomsbury, 2005
Atwood, Margaret & Petricic, Dusan (ill)
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Run Damon run
Many centuries ago, when the ancient gods ruled the world, a powerful king named Dionysius killed and plundered without any mercy. Damon, the shepherd, tried to free the country from terror.
ISBN 9780091840761
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2000
Ingram, Anne
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Run, hare, run: story of a drawing, The
As readers take up the cry of 'run, hare, run', they join his wild dash through fields and forests, farmyards, streets and lanes away from a pursuing hunter and hound. Exhausted, hare is finally caught, but he does not meet the end he expects.
ISBN 9781877003875
Publisher Little Hare Books, 2006
Winch, John
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Saddest king, The
There was once a country where the people were always happy. Being happy was a law set down by the King whose face held an unchanging grin. When a small boy was hauled before his majesty because he was in tears over the death of his dog, the boy noticed that the King was wearing a mask.
ISBN 9780224070454
Publisher Red Fox, 2007
Wormell, Chris
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Sail away: the ballad of Skip and Nell
A tale of two young dingoes who set out on a log to see the America's Cup yacht race in Fremantle WA, and take the long way round.
ISBN 9781865049519
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2006
Fox, Mem & Lofts, Pamela (ill)
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24986
Sally and the limpet
One Sunday by the sea, Sally pulls and pulls at a brightly coloured limpet shell. It makes a squelching noise and sticks firmly to her finger. Everyone has a go at removing the limpet but it just won't let go. When Sally's teacher says a limpet lives for twenty years and spends its lifetime on the same rock, Sally desperately wants to put things back just the way they were for the limpet.
ISBN 9781406308464
Publisher Walker Books, 2008
James, Simon
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Sally's painting room
Sally finds a wonderful, secret attic space in her busy house, away from the annoyance of brothers and sisters. Here she creates her own private studio to paint the pictures that dance and sing in her head.
ISBN 9780864611109
Publisher Koala Books, 1999
Orr, Wendy & Bowles, Janice (ill)
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Salmon forest
Take a walk in the woods with Kate and her dad to find out why the Pacific rainforest is called the salmon forest and how the salmon and the forest need each other. You'll also meet fat slugs, squawking gulls and a bear that is hungry for fish.
ISBN 9781741141726
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2003
Suzuki, David, Ellis, Sarah & Lott, Sheena (ill)
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Sam, Grace and the shipwreck
Sixteen year old Grace Bussell was hailed a hero for her part in saving fifty passengers and crew from drowning, when the SS Georgette was wrecked off the coast of Western Australia in 1876. But, the rescue would never have been possible without the guidance and leadership of Sam Isaacs, an Aboriginal stockman.
ISBN 9781921696008
Publisher Fremantle Press, 2011
Gillespie, Michelle & Martinez, Sonia (ill)
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36878
Santa's suit
It's Christmas Eve in the North Pole and the situation is serious. Santa is getting ready to deliver all the Christmas presents but he can't find his famous, red suit.
ISBN 9780980416572
Publisher Wilkins Farago Pty Ltd, 2008
Cali, Davide & Heliot, Eric
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Sarah's heavy heart
Sarah knows that her heart will always be hers to carry. She just wishes it wasn't quite so heavy.
ISBN 9781921042058
Publisher New Frontier Publishing, 2009
Carnavas, Peter
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22696
Scaly-tailed possum and echidna
This vividly illustrated book features two iconic Australian animals, the scaly-tailed possum, found only in a remote part of the Kimberley, and one of Australia's most unusual mammals, the echidna. A traditional Dreamtime story.
ISBN 9781921248160
Publisher Magabala Books, 2010
Goonack, C & Goonack, K (ill) & Goonack, M (ill) & Goonack, M (ill)
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Scarlett and the scratchy moon
Scarlett can't sleep again. The moon is scratching the sky, and she's counting sheep called Daddy Neema, Mummy Neema and Baby Neema. Scarlett is also sad because her pet dogs, Holly and Sparky, have died. But then a surprise comes to the door and the world seems new again.
ISBN 9781743315156
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2013
McKimmie, Chris
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Scarves, The
Grandma and Grandpa don't think they love each other anymore. Their likes and dislikes are too different. But, their granddaughter sees how miserable they are when they're apart and hatches a plan that just might bring them back together.
ISBN 9780698400450
Publisher Penguin, 2006
Bunge, Daniela
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Schumann the shoeman
Schumann the Shoeman was adored. The shoes he made were really beautiful and lasted a lifetime. No two pairs were ever the same. Outside his shop, on an elegant shoe-shaped sign, Schumann tied the laces into an elegant bow to let customers know when their shoes were ready. However, when a shoe factory opened in the town, Schumann's world was about to change forever.
ISBN 9780702236211
Publisher University of Queensland Press, 2009
Danalis, John & Danalis, Stella (ill)
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59345
Scrambled egg
Fluster, the corella, is frantic. Her egg has fallen from her nest. Stripey and Leggy want to help her but, before they can make a plan, the egg begins to hatch. Soon, the strangest creature appears, it is definitely not a bird of any kind. Join Stripey and his friends as they search for the mother of the funny little grub that has hatched.
ISBN 9780646479293
Publisher Stunned Emu Press, 2007
Binks, Wendy
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Seadog adventure series, A
Illustrated chapter books about the adventures of Seadogs, fictional animals who live in coastal areas in Australia. 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 Seadog adventure series, A (4 books)
O'Dowd, Annie
No book cover.
21538
Seahorse, the shyest fish in the sea
In the warm ocean, amid the coral and waving sea grass, you might see an eye like a small black bead peering out at you. Discover the secrets of the sea horse, one of the shyest fish in the sea. With a head like a horse, a tail like a monkey and a pouch like a kangaroo, the sea horse acts like a chameleon, changing colour to ward off danger or to show that he and his mate are a lifelong pair.
ISBN 9780763629892
Series Nature storybooks series (23 books)
Publisher Walker Books, 2006
Butterworth, Chris & Lawrence, John (ill)
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8673
Search of Fred Beaney, The
Fred Beaney doesn't want very much, just a round watch with black hands and a loud tick. Fred searches everywhere, from Argentina to the Cocos Islands, determined to find his heart's desire.
ISBN 9780734410146
Publisher Lothian Books, 2007
Ryan, Kate & Rippin, Sally (ill)
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Secret safe to tell, A
It happened when I was little, always when we were alone. But sometimes he did things that worried me and made me feel completely strange on the inside. I thought games were supposed to be fun.
ISBN 9780994501004
Publisher Empowering Resources, 2015
Hunter, Naomi & Erasmus, Karen (ill)
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See food
Cut outs replicate a microscopic view of sea life that becomes part of a food chain with each step in the chain increasing in size.
ISBN 9781921136023
Publisher Windy Hollow Books, 2007
Kuchling, Guundie
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Seeking refuge 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 Seeking refuge series (5 books)
Various
No book cover.
35896

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Shapes of Australia
From boulders to bee hives, from mountains to coral, Bronwyn Bancroft explores the shapes that form our land.
ISBN 9781760129286
Publisher Little Hare Books, 2017
Bancroft,Bronwyn
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80973
Share-a-not, The
Share-a-Not wants it all and he wants it now. Everyone in town has just one pet rock but the Share-a-Not wants more. He goes on a stealing spree, taking rocks from everyone, even babies and old ladies. Finally, he steals from a young lad whose father decides enough is enough, and he works out a plan to show the Share-a-Not that he's got it all wrong.
ISBN 9780980518573
Publisher JoJo Publishing, 2009
Wallace, Adam & McKenzie, Heath (ill)
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Shark and Lobster's amazing undersea adventure
Shark and Lobster are frightened of tigers so they find a deep sea monster to protect them. But, the monster doesn't like being woken up and chases the duo all around the ocean. Shark and Lobster realise that maybe a tiger isn't so bad after all.
ISBN 9781406305203
Publisher Walker Books, 2006
Schwarz, Viviane
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40625
Sheep in wolves' clothing
Georgina, Hubert, and Gogol go to the beach for one last, carefree day of summer sun and surf. Once there, these innocent lambs get fleeced by some cagey characters who smooth talk them out of their fur coats. Enter Elliott Baa, Private Detective, who, together with the three cold and exhausted friends and some rugby-playing cats, set off to confront the villains in this action-packed and off-beat tale.
ISBN 9781842709078
Publisher Andersen Press Ltd, 2009
Kitamura, Satoshi
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10065
Sherlock Bones
Bones, the family dog, is very smart according to the son but the father doesn't agree, until he loses his car keys.
ISBN 9780734404732
Publisher Thomas C Lothian Pty Ltd, 2003
Brecon, Connah
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89175
Ships in the field
Every night, the little girl and her best friend, Brownie, wait for Papa to come home. Before their world changed, her Papa was a farmer but he now works long hours in a car factory. Her Mama was a teacher but she makes dresses all day long. Sundays are special, they're picnic days.
ISBN 9781921665233
Publisher Ford Street Publishing, 2012
Gervay, Susanne & Pignataro, Anna (ill)
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Shy Mala, The
In the central desert of Australia lives a small nocturnal marsupial group call Marla that inhabits the spinifex and hummock grasslands. Their numbers have declined since the 1990s due to habitat destruction and predation. Warla, the shy Marla, tells how the Warlpiri people rescued her and how she now lives in a safe environment.
ISBN 9781921136931
Publisher Windy Hollow Books, 2006
Stafford, Liliana & Zielinski, Sophia (ill)
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Sisi and the cassowary
Sisi slips away from her mother and sisters to catch a tortoise in the waterhole. She surfaces from a deep dive and realises she is lost. A boy offers to help, then disappears. It is both mysterious and worrying for Sisi who is not sure she'll get back.
ISBN 9781865045252
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2005
Meeks, Arone Raymond
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Skunk, The
Leaving his home one day, a bespectacled, tuxedo-clad man discovers a small skunk sitting on his doorstep. When the man finds the skunk following him, the unlikely pair embark on an increasingly frantic chase through the city, from the streets to the opera house to the fairground. It's not clear what the skunk wants. When the man escapes the creature by moving house, maybe he is missing something.
ISBN 9781760067823
Publisher The Five Mile Press Pty Ltd, 2015
Barnett, Mac & McDonald, Patrick (ill)
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Sky dreamer, The
When Liam's sister dies, his world turns grey. He spends hours watching clouds crossing the wintry skies, hoping that Cassie is out there somewhere.
ISBN 9781921479977
Publisher IP (Interactive Publications Pty Ltd), 2011
Morgan, Anne & Eimann, Celine (ill)
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Slightly annoying elephant, The
Sam visits the zoo and fills in some papers to adopt an elephant. He never thought one would turn up on his doorstep.
ISBN 9780007493999
Publisher HarperCollins Children's Books, 2013
Walliams, David & Ross, Tony (ill)
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Snow bear
A lifelong friendship develops between a boy and a rogue polar bear that has lost her cubs. Includes information about polar bears.
ISBN 9781876289133
Publisher Margaret Hamilton, 2000
Stafford, Liliana & Davis, Lambert (ill)
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Something from nothing
Grandfather was too poor to give Joseph all the things he wanted to give him but he was a tailor so he made Joseph a wonderful blanket. A blanket to keep him warm and cosy and to chase away bad dreams.
ISBN 9780590745574
Publisher Scholastic US, 1998
Gilman, Phoebe
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Sometimes love is under your foot
Kevin, the dog, worships Brian but he has always ignored Kevin and never fully appreciated him. When Brian becomes ill, he realises the love that has been there all along and how much he needs it. Things are never quite the same between Kevin and Brian again.
ISBN 9781741690873
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2008
Thompson, Colin
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Spark
I began as a dry spark in the dry grass. All I wanted was a friend. I found one in the wind, who helped me to grow and fly.
ISBN 9781925272413
Publisher Ford Street Publishing, 2016
Wallace, Adam & Plant, Andrew (ill)
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Special Kev
Kev is so special, his mum planted red roses and rolled out the red carpet when he was born. He is the only one of his eleventy million cousins with red hair and freckles. When his favourite cousin goes away, Kev is lonely and hasn't a friend who plays football. When Kev joins up with Nicky Bathgate to play Ned Kelly, things start to go wrong.
ISBN 9781741755503
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2008
Topics / Year 4 easy reads /
McKimmie, Chris
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Spinifex mouse
In the Pilbara region of Western Australia, Cheeky, the spinifex hopping mouse, lives up to his name by taunting a hungry snake. But, he is soon swept up into a risky adventure.
ISBN 9781921248801
Publisher Magabala Books, 2013
MacDonald, Norma
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Standing in for Lincoln Green
Lincoln has a double, someone who looks just like him. While Lincoln does the more important things, like building the biggest tower, his trusty stand-in does the tidying, putting away and sorting out.
ISBN 9780007463022
Publisher HarperCollins Children's Books, 2013
Mackintosh, David
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Starry starry night
When Jeffrey sees a falling star, he scampers out into the dark night in search of it. He's worried that the star may be a lost part of his imagination, tumbled to the ground and forever lost. When he finds the star, he discovers an empty shell, which he takes to stuff with poetry and pictures and secrets he hopes will rekindle the star. But as Jeffrey drifts off to sleep, something magical happens.
ISBN 9781741968194
Publisher Pier 9, 2010
Mitchell, Sarah Kate
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Stellaluna
Stellaluna falls into a bird's nest and is brought up a bird until she finds her mama again.
ISBN 9780864611246
Publisher Koala Books, 1998
Cannon, Janell
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Stepping stones: A refugee family's journey
War is coming closer to Rama's village in Syria. Her family have stayed, not wanting to leave but now there's not enough food and the bombs are falling near their village. The family make the decision to leave but now they are faced with the dangers of travelling to a new country.
ISBN 9780702259739
Publisher University of Queensland Press, 2016
Topics / Displacement /
Ruurs, Margariet & Badr, Nizar Ali (ill)
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Sticky Burr
Sticky Burr is a special burr who lives in Burrwood Forest with all the other burrs. He has lots of adventures, wins through in the end and becomes something of a hero. Through the book, he enlists the aid of a friendly dragonfly and is pursued by a pack of wild dogs whom he outwits.
ISBN 9780763630546
Publisher Candlewick Press, 2007
Lechner, John
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Stone elephant, The
This picture book explores the relationship between us and the natural world through the powerful imagery of elephants.
ISBN 9781921136047
Publisher Windy Hollow Books, 2007
Stafford, Liliana
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Stone lion, The
Sometimes, statues are granted a chance to become warm, breathing creatures. The stone lion's only dream is to run, pounce and leap in the park across from where he sits. But, one snowy night, when a baby is abandoned at his paws, he is compelled to think differently.
ISBN 9781921894855
Publisher Little Hare Books, 2014
Wild, Margaret & Voutila, Ritva (ill)
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Stories for Simon
When Simon unwraps a beautiful boomerang, he finds out about an Australian Prime Minister's national apology to the Stolen Generations. Through a new friendship and a magnificent collection of stories, Simon learns about the Stolen Generation, and gains a deep appreciation of the past and a positive vision for the future.
ISBN 9780857987440
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2015
Sarzin, Lisa Miranda & Briggs, Lauren (ill)
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Storm whale
Bleak was the day and the wind whipped down. When I and my sisters walked into town. So begins the story of three sisters who find a whale stranded on a windswept beach and try to save it.
ISBN 9781760293642
Publisher Algonquin young readers, 2017
Brennan, Sarah & Tanner, Jane (ill)
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Story of Rosy Dock, The
Rosy Dock is a plant introduced into Central Australia by a settler who liked its red seed pods. This book, with detailed collages, follows the spread of Rosy Dock.
ISBN 9780744594751
Publisher Walker Books, 2002
Baker, Jeannie
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Strat and Chatto
Chatto is a cat with a mouse problem. Strat is a rat with a house problem. But, with friends in places high and low, and a devious plan, Strat has the solution to both these problems. All he needs are a few bats, cockroaches, silverfish and a toad.
ISBN 9781406313451
Publisher Walker Books, 2008
Mark, Jan
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Stripes in the forest: the story of the last wild thylacine
I am the last of my kind. This I know. Once, we roamed the land. We owned the land. We called it home. But strange creatures came to take it from us. I am a Thylacine. I am the last Tasmanian tiger to roam free.
ISBN 9781925275711
Publisher Big Sky Publishing, 2016
Darlison, Aleesah & McGrath, Shane (ill)
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Sunday Chutney
Sunday Chutney's family is always moving so she has lived all over the world. That means she's always the new kid at school. Sometimes, Chutney gets lonely but she copes in a very modern way.
ISBN 9780670071791
Publisher Penguin Books Australia, 2008
Blabey, Aaron
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Suri's wall
Suri lives with other children behind a wall. She is much taller than the others and they are frightened of her. But, one day, Suri has grown tall enough to see over the wall and she begins to describe to the children the beautiful things that she sees.
ISBN 9780670077755
Publisher Puffin Australia, 2015
Estela, Lucy & Ottley, Matt (ill)
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Surprising sharks
Factual information about sharks is told in a very amusing and informative way that may even dispel our unrealistic fear of these so-called monsters.
ISBN 9781406312867
Series Nature storybooks series (23 books)
Publisher Walker Books, 2008
Topics / Year 4 easy reads /
Davies, Nicola & Croft, James (ill)
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Sweetest fig, The
Monsieur Bibot, a very fussy French dentist, scoffs when he is told that the figs given as a form of payment by an impoverished patient are magic. He learns otherwise after eating one.
ISBN 9780395673461
Publisher Houghton Mifflin, 1993
Van Allsburg, Chris
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Sydney of the Antarctic
Sydney Walton Mouse dreams of a life of adventure. Most of all, he wants to go to Antarctica where it is wild and white and wonderful. When Sydney's dream comes true, it's not quite how he expected.
ISBN 9780733321597
Publisher ABC Books, 2007
Tulloch, Coral
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T Rex
A simple, funny, rhyming book that looks at what we know and what we have to surmise about dinosaurs such as Tyrannosaurus Rex. Includes information about dinosaurs and the study of them. A book that could inspire you to become a palaeontologist.
ISBN 9781406312928
Series Nature storybooks series (23 books)
Publisher Walker Books, 2008
Topics / Year 4 easy reads /
French, Vivian & Bartlett, Alison (ill)
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Tales of Mrs Mancini, The
Mrs Mancini, together with her human friend Filippina, runs a cake shop full of delectable treats. Alongside her flair for flan, Mrs Mancini also has a special ability to bring children together.
ISBN 9780733335655
Publisher ABC Books, 2016
Prior, Natalie Jane & Orsini, Cheryl (ill)
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Tatiara
In a sheltered bay, a girl and a seal become friends and, in time, healing comes to each of them.
ISBN 9781921042225
Publisher New Frontier Publishing, 2010
Oliver, Jo
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Teaching the teacher
Ms Cherry learns what it feels like to stare down the school bully, to be brave during a trip to the nurse's office and to get down from the monkey bars with the help of her students. It has certainly been a tough day for the teacher and, perhaps, she has learnt something from the students as a result.
ISBN 9780702236532
Publisher University of Queensland Press, 2008
van Loon, Joan & Stewart, Chantal (ill)
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Tell me why
When Sarah was seven years old, she asked her grandmother a very important question. This is the story of that question and the answer.
ISBN 9781875641963
Publisher Magabala Books, 2004
Templeton, Robyn & Jackson, Sarah
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Tell us a story, Papa Chagall
The twins, Meret and Bella, love their grandfather, Papa Chagall, and he loves telling them stories. One day, when they visit him in his studio, he tells them about his life. Through four different stories, Papa relates his extraordinary rags to riches journey, from a topsy-turvy cottage in Russia, through the dark years of the war until emerging in the sparkling sunlight of Southern France.
ISBN 9781847806581
Series Famous artists (Anholt) series (10 books)
Publisher Frances Lincoln, 2015
Anholt, Laurence
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Thank you for my yukky present
Charlie is very excited about a present from his Grandma. He is very disappointed when it appears to be just a boring handknitted jumper. But then the jumper takes him on an adventure.
ISBN 9780733614071
Publisher Hodder Headline Australia Pty Ltd, 2003
Hooper, Meredith
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That pesky rat
The brown street rat lives in a trash can in Grubby Alley, longing to be someone's pet, someone with an interest in cheese. He knows plenty of animals who are pets. When Mr. Fortesque mistakes him for a cat, life changes.
ISBN 9781841212760
Publisher Orchard Books, 2003
Child, Lauren
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The Naughtiest reindeer series NEW SERIES 2018
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Series The Naughtiest reindeer series NEW SERIES 2018 (4 books)
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The very bear series NEW SERIES 2018
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 The very bear series NEW SERIES 2018 (6 books)
Bland, Nick
No book cover.
98384
Think of an eel
The fascinating life story and migration of an eel from the Sargasso Sea until the time comes for its eighty day journey home to spawn.
ISBN 9781406312027
Series Nature storybooks series (23 books)
Publisher Walker Books, 2008
Topics / Year 4 easy reads /
Wallace, Karen & Bostock, Mike (ill)
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Thirst for home, A: a story of water across the world
Alemitu lives with her mother in a poor village in Ethiopia, where she must walk miles for water. Life is difficult, hunger roars in her belly and Alemitu dreams of knowing more about the world. When her mother has no choice but to leave her at an orphanage, Alemitu's life changes dramatically when she is adopted by an American family. Although her life improves, she never forgets her homeland and the mother.
ISBN 9780802723079
Publisher Bloomsbury, 2014
Ieronimo, Christine & Velasquez, Eric (ill)
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This girl that girl
This girl is kinda neat and tidy and likes to do things like this. She likes things to be organised. Right next door lives that girl who likes to do things like that. She's not so tidy. and likes things to be a little unexpected. Although they are neighbours, the girls are miles apart. But, one day, with a little help from their dads, the girls make a surprising discovery.
ISBN 9781760291709
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2016
Lance, Charlotte
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This is the mountain
Discover Mt Kilimanjaro in East Africa and the significance it has for the wildlife that lives within its shadow, on its slopes and high on its peak.
ISBN 9781845079840
Publisher Frances Lincoln, 2011
Moss, Miriam & Kennaway, Adrienne (ill)
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This is the reef
The Great Barrier Reef's environs and inhabitants, and the delicate relationship between the two, are explored in this unusual ecosystem. A prose poem with vibrant illustrations provides a glimpse into an unseen, underwater world.
ISBN 9781845076597
Publisher Walker Books, 2008
Moss, Miriam & Kennaway, Adrienne (ill)
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This moose belongs to me
When a moose came to Wilfred, he just knew it was meant to be his, so he named him Marcel and made him his pet. Marcel was very obedient and followed some rules better than others, but when someone else claims the moose as theirs, Wilfred is very surprised.
ISBN 9780007263875
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, UK, 2012
Topics / Year 4 easy reads /
Jeffers, Oliver
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This way up
Grace and her parents are returning home, to a home she only just remembers, of a swing in her backyard, the warm hugs of grandparents and friends playing in her backyard. Will it all be waiting for her at home.
ISBN 9781922081223
Publisher Windy Hollow Books, 2013
Dunstan, Kylie
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Three little bush pigs, The
An Aussie twist on the classic story of the three little pigs.
ISBN 9781862917262
Series Great Australian yarns series (7 books)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2008
Dallimore, Paul
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Thumbelina
Born in a flower, tiny Thumbelina braves the enormous, dangerous world until, through her kindness and courage, she is delivered to a kingdom of people just her size.
ISBN 9780525475088
Publisher Dutton Children's Books, 2005
Anderson, Hans Christian & Ehrlich, A (retell) & Jeffers, S (ill)
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Tick tock tick tock what's up croc
A day in the life of a remarkable reptile that has been around since the days of the dinosaurs.
ISBN 9780975839065
Publisher Silkim Books, 2011
Toft, Kim Michelle
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Tiger-skin rug, The
A tired, old tiger dreams of a life of comfort and companionship. In desperation, he takes the place of the rug under the table where the rajah and his family share their meals. The tiger loves his new surroundings until, one night, burglars break into the palace and he has to decide whether to stay in disguise as a rug or save the rajah from a horrible beating.
ISBN 9781408813034
Publisher Bloomsbury, 2011
Rose, Gerald
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Tigerfin and the ferry children
Children on board Captain Harry's dolphin cruiser eagerly watch for bottlenose dolphins swimming alongside the ferry, shooting out of the water and making dolphin circles. Tigerfin just can't do the circles despite practising over and over. But, Tigerfin discovers that he has another talent that the children will want to see.
ISBN 9780980466836
Publisher Maureen Bartlett www.maureenbartlett.com, 2009
Bartlett, Maureen & Bailey, Shona (ill)
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Tigress
A beautifully told nature story about a tigress and her cubs, with lots of true facts about tigers. When a tigress runs her strong muscles 'ripple her body like wind on water' and tiger cubs have loose skin on their necks for a reason.
ISBN 9781406312942
Series Nature storybooks series (23 books)
Publisher Walker Books, 2008
Topics / Year 4 easy reads /
Dowson, Nick & Chapman, Jane (ill)
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To everything there is a season
Beautifully-illustrated book based on an Old Testament Bible passage. Set in rural South Africa, it shows the cycle of life in a simple, sensitive and enriched way.
ISBN 9781845073442
Publisher Frances Lincoln, 2006
Daly, Jude
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To the top end: our trip across Australia
Henry, Penny, Frankie, Mum and Dad embark on an exciting adventure from Tassie to the very tip of the Top End. Travel with them on the ferry across Bass Strait to the mainland, through Kelly country, along the Murray, into the Flinders Ranges, underground at Coober Pedy, overhead at the Olgas, overland to the Great Sandy Desert, with the fishes at the Great Barrier Reef, deep into the Daintree, and kayaking at Kakadu.
ISBN 9781741758849
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2009
Harvey, Roland
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Tom Crean's rabbit
It's very cold in Antarctica and the ship Terra Nova is crowded with men and animals. Sailor,Tom MCrean, is looking for a quiet, cosy place for his pet rabbit. A true story based on the diaries of men who sailed on the ship.
ISBN 9781845073930
Publisher Frances Lincoln, 2005
Hooper, Meredith & Kitchen, Bert (ill)
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Torty and the Soldier
Meet Torty. She's one tough little tortoise with a beat-up shell and some missing toes. Torty survived a great war that raged in Europe one hundred years ago. She was recused back then by a young Kiwi soldier. Torty is truly a World War One survivor.
ISBN 9781775433651
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2017
Topics / Australians at war /
Beck, Jennifer & Colston, Fifi (ill)
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Tough Lester
A great picture book about rugby union, showing skill, strength and humour.
ISBN 9781862913394
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 1997
Hilton, Nette
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Toymaker and the bird, The
In a little house in a dark forest, a toymaker lives all alone. One day, a small brown bird is drawn to the magic sounds of the toymaker's violin. Together they make music so enchanting that even the trees shiver and murmur in wonder. But as the seasons change, the little bird dreams of the wide open sky.
ISBN 9780670073634
Publisher Viking Children's, 2009
Allen, Pamela
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Tracks of a panda
High on a mist-wrapped mountain, a mother panda cradles her newborn, pink and impossibly small. The bamboo patch they need for food is dying and, as soon as her baby is old enough, they must seek a new home, sleeping in trees and swimming across icy streams along the way. Follow one of nature's most magnificent and endangered species on its search for a safe habitat.
ISBN 9780763647377
Series Nature storybooks series (23 books)
Publisher Walker Books, 2010
Dowson, Nick & Yu Rong
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33063
Traction Man is here
Square-jawed and equipped with combat boots, scuba gear, space suit, and camouflage, Traction Man overcomes evil pillows, dastardly brooms, a poisonous dishcloth and a wicked spade. Traction Man has an action outfit for every occasion. He is the last word in heroic fashion flair until he is presented with an outfit, knitted by his owner's granny.
ISBN 9780224064958
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2005
Grey, Mini
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Traction Man meets Turbodog
Traction Man sets out on his greatest rescue mission yet. He must try to save Scrubbing Brush from the evil Bin Things. And, find room in his life for two pets.
ISBN 9780224070485
Publisher Jonathan Cape, 2008
Grey, Mini
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Tram to Bondi Beach, The
A young boy's love of trams leads him to a paper boy job and the desire to drive trams as a living. Shows Sydney and its Bondi trams of the 1950s and 1960s.
ISBN 9780207176197
Publisher Angus & Robertson (HarperCollins), 1992
Hathorn, Libby & Vivas, Julie (ill)
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True person, A
Zallah and her mother escape from their war-torn country. On arrival in Australia are placed in a detention centre. Zallah struggles with the reasons she is placed in this situation.
ISBN 9781921042195
Publisher New Frontier Publishing, 2007
Marin, Gabiann & Grantford, Jacqui
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Turtle's song
A journey of a Green Turtle, an endangered creature, from a hatchling beneath the sand of a coral beach to adulthood, returning to lay eggs of her own. The story is beautifully illustrated with silk paintings.
ISBN 9780702232190
Publisher University of Queensland Press, 2002
Brown, Alan & Toft, Kim (ill)
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Twelve dancing princesses, The
A retelling of the story collected by the Grimm brothers. A soldier discovers the twelve princesses' secret and where they go dancing every night.
ISBN 9781841217789
Publisher Orchard Books, 2002
Ray, Jane
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Twenty-Elephant Restaurant, The
An hilarious romp that begins with a wobbly table and ends with a bunch of dancing elephants.
ISBN 9781406358209
Publisher Walker Books, 2014
Hoban, Russell & Blake, Quentin (ill)
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Two monsters
Two monsters live on either side of a mountain. Sometimes, they talk through the hole in the mountain but they never see each other. One evening, they get into a silly argument about whether day is departing or night is arriving, and this escalates into a rock throwing fight, which eventually destroys the mountain. The monsters finally get to see each other, with surprising results.
ISBN 9781842708316
Publisher Andersen Press Ltd, 2009
Topics / Year 3 easy reads /
McKee, David
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Two summers
Rick is coming to visit again. But he worries whether he will recognise the farm or have as much fun as last time. It's the same friend and the same farm with a totally different landscape.
ISBN 9781865045962
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2003
Heffernan, John & Blackwood, Freya (ill)
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Two-hearted numbat, The
Numbat has two hearts, one of stone and one of feather. His stone heart makes him strong and powerful while his feather heart makes him soft and gentle. When having more than one heart becomes troublesome, Numbat must choose which one to keep.
ISBN 9781921361234
Publisher Fremantle Press, 2008
Kwaymullina, Ezekiel & Ambelin
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UFO diary
A UFO is lost in space until it spots a strange, blue planet. Zooming in for a closer look, the UFO discovers a curious creature watching it. They quickly become friends for one unforgettable afternoon.
ISBN 9781842705919
Publisher Andersen Press Ltd, 2007
Kitamura, Satoshi
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102990
Ugly fish
Ugly fish doesn't like to share, so much so, he makes certain he doesn't have anyone to share with. However, this comes at a cost including loneliness and more.
ISBN 9780152050825
Publisher Harcourt Children's Books, 2006
Lareau, Kara & Magoon, Scott (ill)
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Ugly five, The
We're the ugly five, we're the ugly five. Everyone flees when they see us arrive. Meet Wildebeest and Warthog, Spotted Hyena, Lappet-faced Vulture and Marabou Stork. People call them the Ugly Five...but are they really?
ISBN 9781407174198
Publisher Scholastic UK, 2017
Donaldson, Julia & Scheffler, Axel (ill)
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Under the love umbrella
Whatever you fear, come close my dear. You're tucked in safe for always here. And I will never not be near. Because of our love umbrella.
ISBN 9781925321265
Publisher Scribe Publications, 2017
Bell, Davina and Colpoys, Allison (ill)
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Unhappy goldfish, The
There is jealousy between a goldfish and the family's new dog. The goldfish goes through a some traumatic experiences before an unlikely friendship occurs.
ISBN 9781862916845
Publisher Omnibus Books, 2007
Dallimore, Paul
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Uugghh
Slug feels completely unloved by the world and can't help feeling it may have something to do with appearances. Happily, new-found friend Spider is on hand to explain that beauty is in the eye of the beholder.
ISBN 9781846433726
Publisher Child's Play International Ltd, 2011
Boldt, Claudia
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Van Gogh and the sunflowers
Young Camille befriends a strange visitor to his small town and, one day, he brings this man a gift of bright, beautiful sunflowers. The man is the artist Vincent van Gogh and the sunflowers quickly become the subject of a magnificent painting.
ISBN 9780764138546
Series Famous artists (Anholt) series (10 books)
Publisher Barron's Educational Series, 2007
Anholt, Laurence
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Vegetable ark, The: A tale of two brothers
In this twist on the original tale of Noah's Ark, Noah has a brother, Neil. Noah is wealthy and a bit of a show-off. Neil hums songs about peace. Noah brokers deals with a tense frown, while Neil wears his hair long and chats dreamily to pot plants. When it rains for forty days and forty nights, the race to find land is on.
ISBN 9781741759969
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2010
Topics / Endangered species /
Kane, Kim & deGennaro, Sue (ill)
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Very cranky bear, The
In the Jingle Jangle Jungle on a wet and windy day, four little friends find a cosy place to play. Moose has marvellous antlers, Lion wears a golden mane, Zebra has fantastic stripes and Sheep, well, Sheep is plain. However, when the four friends encounter a cranky bear, it is plain, boring Sheep who has the answer.
ISBN 9781741691344
Series The very bear series NEW SERIES 2018 (6 books)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2008
Bland, Nick
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Viking longship
Follow an appealing cast of characters through their everyday lives, both at work and at play. Charge into a Viking battle, watch skilful ship builders at work, visit a Viking farmstead and listen to fireside tales about the Viking gods.
ISBN 9781845074654
Series Fly on the wall series (4 books)
Publisher Frances Lincoln, 2006
Manning, Mick & Granstrom, Brita (ill)
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Walk with a wolf
Come on a spellbinding journey to the far, wild north, to the Yukon territory of north-western Canada, and meet one of the world's most magnificent, yet misunderstood, creatures, the wolf. Be part of the pack and walk, run, howl, hunt, eat, sleep and dream like a wolf. Accompanied by a CD.
ISBN 9781406313093
Series Nature storybooks series (23 books)
Publisher Walker Books, 2002
Topics / Year 4 easy reads /
Howker, Janni & Fox-Davies, Sarah (ill)
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Wanja: one smart dog
Aunty Barb is impressed with the cleverness of Wanja, a streetwise pet dog living in the inner city of Sydney.
ISBN 9780980340525
Publisher Indij Readers, 2004
Stacey, Barbara & Hill, Adam (ill)
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Warnayarra the rainbow snake
One of a series of Aboriginal stories about animals and birds. Describes the power of the Warnayarra in unleashing a tremendous thunderstorm.
ISBN 9781865046235
Series Aboriginal Stories (8 books)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2004
Lofts, Pamela (comp) & Lajamanu School (teller)
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Water witcher
It is hot and dry and everyone is thirsty. Dougy and his sisters hand water the baby animals on the farm and can't remember the last time it rained. Dougy dreams of being a water witcher like his grandfather.
ISBN 9781921049514
Publisher Little Hare Books, 2006
Ormerod, Jan
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Waterhole, The
A stunning picture book that is a counting book, an animal book and a puzzle book to be enjoyed by all. There is wide appeal in this art journey across the world.
ISBN 9780140567533
Publisher Penguin, 2003
Base, Graeme
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We honestly can look after your dog
Lola and Lotta are sure they can look after the dog of Charlie's friend, Marv. Perhaps they could, if they could just agree on how to do it.
ISBN 9780141382104
Publisher Puffin Australia, 2005
Child, Lauren
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Welcome little scrubfowl
In a house on legs up the top of Australia, grows a rampant garden. Seedlings are planted, but then during the night, something singing comes and digs them up for their dinner.
ISBN 9781922081261
Publisher Windy Hollow Books, 2013
Kendell, Sandra
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Wendy
Wendy doesn't want to be just any old chicken. She wants adventure and excitement, and to be a star. Then, a travelling circus comes to town.
ISBN 9780670070916
Publisher Penguin Books Australia, 2009
Gordon, Gus
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Weslandia
Wesley is an outsider, friendless and tormented by his peers and unhappy with the 'sameness' of everyone. His answer is to create his own world. Wesley grows a garden and makes his own food, clothes, games and language.
ISBN 9781406313758
Publisher Walker Books, 2007
Fleischman, Paul & Hawkes, Kevin (ill)
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Wetlands
In the tropical north of Australia, magpie geese gather round a billabong. The land is dusty, the rivers have shrunk and the dry months drag on. At last the sky darkens and lightning and thunder appear, the much-needed rains begin.
ISBN 9780733611971
Publisher Hodder Headline Australia Pty Ltd, 2000
Oktober, Tricia
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Whacko the chook
Whacko the chook tries and tries again to find a friend without success. Eventually Whacko finds the love she is looking for by just getting on with what she should be doing and never letting others get her down.
ISBN 9780734409843
Publisher Lothian Books, 2007
Svendsen, Mark & Redlich, Ben (ill)
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What do grown-ups do all day
If you've ever wondered what grown-ups do all day, this book will give you a fascinating insight into more than one hundred jobs, in fifteen diverse work places such as a farm, a hospital, a hotel, a gym and a school.
ISBN 9781847808097
Publisher Wide Eyed Editions, 2016
Morgand, Virginie
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What is this thing called love
Emma would really like to know what love is. When she asks her family, they all give different answers, like sharing a piece of cake or a game of football. But what she really wants to know is it's colour, shape, taste and size.
ISBN 9780980607079
Publisher Wilkins Farago Pty Ltd, 2011
Topics / Year 4 easy reads /
Cali, Davide & Cantone, Anna Laura
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What makes me me
Aliko watches a caterpillar on the windowsill going through metamorphoses until it becomes a butterfly. It makes Aliko realise that life's struggles are worthwhile because they can produce something beautiful in the end.
ISBN 9780734408020
Publisher Thomas C Lothian Pty Ltd, 2005
McCleary, Stacey & Rippin, Sally (ill)
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What number is that: my big art adventure
Lovely book combining counting with famous paintings.
ISBN 9780734763624
Publisher Art Gallery of New South Wales, The, 2004
Keeler-Milne, Jennifer
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What planet are you from Clarice Bean
When Clarice Bean learns a neighbourhood tree is about to be chopped down, she stages a joint family sit-in amongst its branches. The whole family has a spaghetti-eating protest.
ISBN 9781841211046
Series Clarice Bean picture books series (4 of 4)
Publisher Orchard Books, 2002
Child, Lauren
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What the sky knows
An imaginative book of shapes and colours.
ISBN 9780702235016
Publisher University of Queensland Press, 2005
Bourke, Nike & Danalis, Stella (ill)
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What's up Mumu
Mumu is not quite herself today. She is, quite simply, having a lousy day. Enter Lox. He thinks he knows how to cheer her up. But, Mumu is having none of it. Nothing works and she's not feeling better. As good friends do, Lox continues to try until he gets annoyed and picks up the bad mood.
ISBN 9780007463091
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, UK, 2015
Mackintosh, David
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When a Zeeder met a Zyder
An uplifting story in verse about two unusual characters who set out to find someone similar to themselves. They cross paths several times and eventually decide to help each other on their quests. A surprising friendship results.
ISBN 9780552552134
Publisher Corgi Books, 2007
Doyle, Malachy & Stewart, Joel (ill)
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Where's God
Peter is searching for God and asks a lot of people to help him.
ISBN 9780734407481
Publisher Thomas C Lothian Pty Ltd, 2005
Kelleher, Victor & Hurst, Elise (ill)
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Where's Julius
Breakfast, lunch or dinner, young Julius is never around when it's time to eat. His parents fix trays of food to deliver to him while he's busy digging to the other side of the world or riding a camel. One night, they can't find Julius anywhere.
ISBN 9780099414292
Publisher Random House Children's Books, 2001
Burningham, John
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Where's Stripey
Father emu is in charge of thirty eggs. Once hatched, he finds it difficult to keep track of all the chicks and, inevitably, Stripey goes missing. Leaving the remaining chicks with his mates, dad sets off through the bush to find Stripey.
ISBN 9780646450018
Publisher Stunned Emu Press, 2007
Binks, Wendy
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White owl, barn owl
A young boy helps his grandfather build a box for a barn owl and install it in a nearby tree. Together, they wait and watch in this beautifully told simple story that includes factual information about these captivating creatures.
ISBN 9780744570144
Series Nature storybooks series (23 books)
Publisher Walker Books, 2008
Topics / Year 4 easy reads /
Davies, Nicola & Foreman, Michael (ill)
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Who wants to be a poodle, I don't
Trixie Twinkle Toes doesn't want a maid to plump her cushions. She doesn't want a butler to carry her over puddles. Trixie wants to roll in the mud and paddle in the puddles. Trixie may look like a prancing, poodley poodle but she just wants to be able to do the things that other dogs do.
ISBN 9780141502465
Publisher Puffin UK, 2011
Child, Lauren
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Who's afraid of the big, bad book
Herb falls right into a storybook of wicked fairy tales while sleeping. Find out what happens to Herb next.
ISBN 9781840326680
Publisher Hodder & Stoughton, 1990
Child, Lauren
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Why I love footy
A young boy, who just loves Aussie Rules football, gets ready to go with his family to watch his favourite team play live. He wears all his footy gear and travels on the train with a bunch of other fans. It's nerve-wracking, waiting to see who will win a close game. At the end, they enjoy singing the club song and having a kick around themselves.
ISBN 9780670077878
Publisher Penguin Books Australia, 2015
Wagner, Michael & Jellett, Tom (ill)
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Wild about books
The animals at the zoo select their books and they all treat them in different ways. Comic, rhyming poetry tells about llamas reading while eating their llunches and unruly bears licking illustrations right off the page.
ISBN 9781845076122
Publisher Frances Lincoln, 2007
Sierra, Judy & Brown, Marc (ill)
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Winnie at the seaside
Winnie, the witch and her cat, Wilbur, have many exciting adventures. They are on a trip to the seaside. Winnie enjoys herself in the sea while Wilbur sits on a beach towel trying not to get wet. Then, everything starts to go wrong.
ISBN 9780192792006
Series Winnie the witch series (6 of 6)
Publisher Oxford University Press, 2005
Thomas, Valerie & Korky, Paul (ill)
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Winnie flies again
Winnie loves flying on her broomstick but recently Winnie and Wikbur have had a few mid-air crashes.
ISBN 9780916291945
Series Winnie the witch series (4 of 6)
Publisher Kane/Miller, 2000
Thomas, Valerie & Korky, Paul (ill)
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Winnie in winter
Winnie the witch is tired of winter so she uses a little magic to bring summer to their garden.
ISBN 9780192723161
Series Winnie the witch series (3 of 6)
Publisher Oxford University Press, 1996
Thomas, Valerie & Korky, Paul (ill)
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Winnie the witch
Winnie lives in a black house where everything is black, including, of course, her cat, Wilbur. With the help of a little magic, Winnie tries to see Wilbur again.
ISBN 9780192726438
Series Winnie the witch series (1 of 6)
Publisher Oxford University Press, 2006
Thomas, Valerie & Korky, Paul (ill)
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Winnie the witch 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 Winnie the witch series (6 books)
Thomas, Valerie & Korky, Paul (ill)
No book cover.
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Winnie's flying carpet
Winnie's flying carpet is just what she has always wanted but, when it flies off with Wilbur, her cat, Winnie has to resort to magic to stop the carpet. Ever the resourceful witch, Winnie has an idea to enjoy the carpet in the safety of her own garden.
ISBN 9780192728562
Series Winnie the witch series (8 of 6)
Publisher Oxford University Press, 2009
Thomas, Valerie & Korky, Paul (ill)
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Winnie's magic wand
Winnie is getting ready for the magic show. When her wand ends up in the washing machine it comes out crumpled and soggy.
ISBN 9780192725417
Series Winnie the witch series (2 of 6)
Publisher Oxford University Press, 2002
Thomas, Valerie & Korky, Paul (ill)
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Winnie's midnight dragon
It's just after midnight. Winnie has gone to bed and is snoring peacefully when Wilbur, her cat, is woken by a strange noise. He goes to investigate and, to his horror, discovers a baby dragon squeezing through his cat-flap.
ISBN 9780192791016
Series Winnie the witch series (7 of 6)
Publisher Oxford University Press, 2007
Thomas, Valerie & Korky, Paul (ill)
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Winnie's new computer
Winnie loves her computer because all her magic is available at the click of a mouse. She throws away her wand and book of spells but, when her cat pounces on the mouse, things begin to go wrong.
ISBN 9780192791290
Series Winnie the witch series (5 of 6)
Publisher Oxford University Press, 2003
Thomas, Valerie & Korky, Paul (ill)
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Wishes for one more day
Two Jewish children start to come to terms with the death of their grandfather. Their mother is also grieving but lends strong support and suggests that the children draw and write about how they would spend one more day with him if they could.
ISBN 9780972922579
Publisher Flashlight Press, 2006
Pastor, Melanie Joy & Grantford, Jacqui (ill)
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Wishing cupboard, The
When his mother goes away Tran's grandmother shows him a wishing cupboard. They find it full of things, places and special memories.
ISBN 9780734403582
Publisher Thomas C Lothian Pty Ltd, 2002
Hathorn, Libby & Stanley, Elizabeth (ill)
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Wolf and dog
Dog and wolf are cousins, one tame, one wild, one literate, one not. Their numerous differences lead them to argue, which for Wolf, who is unable to read, is delighted when a good rhyme has been made. Wolf plays upon Dog's fear and responsibility as Boss' protector and Dog playing upon Wolf's inability to read. Neither comes to harm and both remain friends.
ISBN 9781877579387
Publisher Gecko Press, 2013
Heede, Sylvia Vanden & Tolman, Marije (ill)
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Wolf's story: what really happened to Little Red Riding Hood, The
As everyone knows, there are usually two sides to every story and if you believe the sharp-toothed villain of Little Red Riding Hood, there is a logical explanation for everything.
ISBN 9781844280162
Publisher Walker Books, 2005
Forward, Toby & Cohen, Izar (ill)
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Wolves
Rabbit visits a library to read important facts about wolves, such as where wolves live, how many teeth they have and what they like to eat. No rabbits were eaten during the making of this book.
ISBN 9781405050821
Publisher MacMillan, 2005
Gravett, Emily
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Wombat goes to school
She eats, she sleeps, she scratches. When a wombat goes to school, anything is possible.
ISBN 9780732295493
Publisher Angus & Robertson (HarperCollins), 2014
French, Jackie & Whatley, Bruce (ill)
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Wombats go on camp, The
Freddie has one eye, Alecia hates everything and Horrie loves his pet rat. Join the class on a camping trip as they explore, build, cook, climb, perform and have the time of their lives.
ISBN 9781743315040
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2013
Harvey, Roland
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Wonder garden, The
Open the gates of the Wonder Garden to explore five extraordinary habitats. Trek through the Amazon Rainforest, home to an incredible variety of plants, animals and birds. Travel to the Chihuahuan Desert, where conditions are fierce and the fearsome survive. Dive in the Great Barrier Reef, where the weird and miraculous exist together. Creep into the Black Forest, a dark and densely wooded region. Stand on the roof of the world, the Himalayan Mountains, to encounter majestic wildlife that is remarkably good at camouflage.
ISBN 9781847806475
Publisher Wide Eyed Editions, 2015
Topics / STEM /
Broom, Jenny & Williams, Kristjana S (ill)
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Wonder thing, The
You have to guess what the wonder thing is in this book. Lovely pictures and riddles to help you.
ISBN 9780140557541
Publisher Penguin, 1996
Hathorn, Libby
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21065
Would you rather be a tadpole
Look on and beneath the surface of a pond with the Cat in the Hat. He'll tell you all you need to know about the fascinating creatures that live there.
ISBN 9780007433094
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, UK, 2011
Worth, B & Ruiz, A (ill) & Mathieu, J (ill)
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Year on our farm, A
A farm provides the perfect backdrop for the cycle of seasons in Australia. This picture book takes readers through a month by month description of activities and changes on a family farm.
ISBN 9781862914414
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2003
Matthews, Penny & McLean, Andrew
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Yobbos do yoga
The neighbours have moved out and now there is no one living next door, peace and quiet at last, so Dad can do his yoga and be happy. Then Tubby, Ferret and King Wally Kahuna move in. They love throwing parties and playing air guitar. Worst of all, they are yobbos and everyone knows that yobbos and yoga don't mix.
ISBN 9781921714832
Publisher Little Hare Books, 2013
Gwynne, Phillip & Joyner, Andrew (ill)
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Yokki and the Parno Gry
When a Traveller family experiences a run of bad luck, an imaginative boy called Yokki lifts their spirits with tales of a magical white horse. A traditional Romani tale.
ISBN 9781846439261
Publisher Child's Play International Ltd, 2016
O'Neill, Richard & Quarmby, Katharine & Nelissen, Marieke (ill)
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You and me: our place
Uncle Tobias is the fisherman Elder of an Aboriginal family. The story follows a typical day on the beach for the mob, collecting bush tucker and celebrating with family. Uncle Tobias tells stories of the original use of the Land, and remains almost oblivious to the many changes that the coming of Europeans made to this beach locale.
ISBN 9781876288792
Publisher Working Title Press, 2007
Norrington, Leonie & Huxley, Dee (ill)
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New
You're nicked Ms Wiz
First Lizzie Thompson's cat disappears. Then Lizzie herself. Ms Wiz has a mission: to find the missing pair. Who will be the next to go missing? PC Boote hopes it will be Ms Wiz. This is the third title in the Ms Wiz series.
ISBN 9780330347655
Series Ms Wiz series (3 of 18)
Publisher MacMillan, 1996
Blacker, Terence & Ross, Tony (ill)
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You're only young twice
An almost wordless picture book. The bright, entertaining illustrations show how older people interact with the young in all sorts of situations, at meals, out of doors, keeping fit and sharing stories, not to mention enjoying music, art and special occasions.
ISBN 9781842708569
Publisher Andersen Press Ltd, 2008
Blake, Quentin
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Zen shorts
These Zen tales involve a poor man giving gifts to a robber, a farmer who realises there are silver linings to dark clouds and a monk who must learn to let go of his burdens.
ISBN 9780439339117
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2005
Muth, Jon J
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Zen tails 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 Zen tails series (5 books)
Whitfield, Peter & Bevington, Nancy (ill)
No book cover.
127080
Zen tails: Are you sure
Beaver thinks that winning the race and receiving his prize is good. He believes that falling out of a tree and into the river is bad. Shri Shelly suggests that you never can be certain about these things.
ISBN 9781921042843
Series Zen tails series (5 books)
Publisher New Frontier Publishing, 2006
Whitfield, Peter & Bevington, Nancy (ill)
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Zen tails: Bruno dreams of ice cream
Everyone has an ice-cream except Bruno and he can't get ice-cream off his mind. Bruno's teacher, a martial arts master, shows how focused attention and caring for others brings freedom, happiness and even ice-cream.
ISBN 9780975090718
Series Zen tails series (5 books)
Publisher New Frontier Publishing, 2004
Whitfield, Peter & Bevington, Nancy (ill)
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Zen tails: Know it all, The
The lazy cat, Furball, believes dhe knows everything. But, when disaster strikes, Furball discovers that being a 'know it all' simply means being all washed up
ISBN 9781921042331
Series Zen tails series (5 books)
Publisher New Frontier Publishing, 2009
Whitfield, Peter & Bevington, Nancy (ill)
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Zen tails: No presents please
Grizzel Bear is angry. He stomps on flowers, he grumbles and he complains. He meets Guru Walter Wombat, who is full of love and compassion. Walter refuses to accept Grizzel's anger and eventually the anger dissolves.
ISBN 9780975090749
Series Zen tails series (5 books)
Publisher New Frontier Publishing, 2004
Whitfield, Peter & Bevington, Nancy (ill)
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Zen tails: Up and down
The story of a very bored monkey with absolutely nothing to do. Shri Shelley, a tortoise, shows Monkey that it is up to him to stop being bored and not to rely on others for his entertainment.
ISBN 9780975090732
Series Zen tails series (5 books)
Publisher New Frontier Publishing, 2004
Whitfield, Peter & Bevington, Nancy (ill)
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Ziba came on a boat
A moving story about a little girl whose family has lost almost everything. Ziba, her mother, and other women and children from a tiny village escape the approaching war in Afghanistan to travel in an overcrowded fishing boat to a new life and freedom.
ISBN 9780670028610
Publisher Viking UK, 2007
Lofthouse, Liz & Ingpen, Robert (ill)
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