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5822
Adventures of Swashbuckle Lil: A pirate's life
Swashbuckle Lil is no ordinary girl. She is in fact a pirate. Join Lil and her trusty parrot Carrot as they look for adventure in four different stories.
ISBN 9781509881529
Publisher Pan MacMillan, 2018
Woollard, Elli & Anderson, Laura Ellen (ill)
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Argus
Sally's class is doing a science project. When Mrs Henshaw hands out the eggs for hatching, Sally knows that hers looks different. When the egg cracks, something green and scaly with big yellow eyes emerges. Argus isn't like the other chicks.
ISBN 9781406331370
Publisher Walker Books, 2011
Knudsen, Michelle & Wesson, Andrea (ill)
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Art of words, The
Words are everywhere! Come on this lively adventure to learn more about how they can be shortened, extended, and even switched around. Meet ugly words, colourful words, and words that just need a friend.
ISBN 9781925820843
Publisher Exisle Publishing, 2021
Vescio, Robert & Bartel, Joanna (ill)
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Axminster the carpet snake
A loveable pet snake at Axminster School goes missing in this sequel to the story of Stickybeak, the school pet duck with attitude.
ISBN 9780140541243
Publisher Penguin, 1994
Edwards, Hazel & Wilson, Rosemary (ill)
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Bailey beats the blah
Bailey hates his new school. His tummy aches. He has no friends. His dog Fuzzy slobbers all over him. BLAH! How can Bailey change his BLAH to HA-HA-HA?
ISBN 9780987274045
Publisher Digital Future Press, 2018
Tyrrell, Karen & Pocock, Aaron (ill)
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Battle, The
Edward is anxious about starting knight school. It's sure to be terrifying with all those ogres and dragons about. So he puts on his armour and prepares for battle. But ... what if he has more in common with those ogres and dragons than he thought? Will Edward remove his armour to find out?
ISBN 9781925820409
Publisher EK Books, 2020
Kwok, Ashling & King, Cara (ill)
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Biddy's fishing-line
The river is running and a girl's long journey to school through the bush is full of possibilities.
ISBN 9781863340120
Publisher Black Ink Press, 2006
Priman, Bridget & Paul, Robbie (ill)
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Big pet day
Today is pet day in Lily's class. All the kids bring in their pets - hermit crabs, parrots, mice, puppies, ferrets and ducks - but Lily brings her dragon. Class smarty-pants Courtney says to Lily that dragons are only in fairy tales so how could she have a dragon. However, when all the pets misbehave in the middle of the important pet parade, guess who saves the day.
ISBN 9780733620997
Publisher Lothian Books, 2014
Shanahan, Lisa & Gordon, Gus (ill)
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Big surprise for Little Card, A
In the world of cards, each one has a special job to do. Big Card keeps important papers in order. Tiny Card can be exchanged for a prize in an arcade and Round Card hangs out in a glamorous boutique. But, Little Card thinks he's really lucky. He's going to school to become a birthday card, with lots of singing, playing and eating cake. But, wait, there's been a mix-up. Little Card is going to be a library card instead, in a quiet place of books and rules and hushing.
ISBN 9781406367263
Publisher Walker Books, 2016
Harper, Charise Mericle & Raff, Anna (ill)
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12179
Birthday party
Alexandra and her friends have to consider their food allergies when planning and preparing for Alexandra's fun birthday party.
ISBN 9780749636722
Publisher Watts, 2000
Church, Diane
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707933
Boo loves books
Everyone else in class loves reading, but Phoebe doesn't. It makes her feel anxious and she worries about getting words wrong. She is even more anxious when she finds out that she and her classmates will be taking a trip to an animal shelter to read to - the dogs! But when Phoebe meets Big Boo, a nervous but gentle dog, maybe they can face their fears together?
ISBN 9781922326027
Publisher New Frontier Publishing, 2020
Baillie, Kaye & Grimwood, Tracie (ill)
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Boy in the big blue glasses, The
Sam doesn't like his new glasses. They make his ears hurt. His parents say he looks handsome in them. But Sam just wants to look like himself. His teacher doesn't recognize him; she says he must be a new superhero. But Sam doesn't want to be a superhero. He just wants to be himself. At least his best friend George recognizes him and thinks he looks okay. Sam does everything he can to lose his glasses but they keep being found. And then things get even worse, and Sam has to cope with googly-eyed turtles and giant penguins! Eventually, with a bit of confidence and a lot of humour, Sam finds out that wearing glasses isn't so bad - and people still like him just the way he is after all.
ISBN 9781925335996
Publisher EK Books, 2019
Gervay, Susanne & Crosby-Fairall, Marjorie (ill)
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39615
Carla's sandwich
Carla's lunch box is filled with odd combinations such as olive, pickle and green bean sandwich, and chopped liver, potato chips and cucumber combo. To Carla, they are delicious and creative but her classmates are unconvinced and leave her to eat her bizarre sandwiches alone. One day, the tables turn when Buster forgets his lunch on the day of the picnic.
ISBN 9780972922524
Publisher Flashlight Press, 2004
Herman, Debbie & Bailey, Sheila (ill)
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Charlotte and me
At kindergarten, a little boy meets Charlotte, a little girl from Paris, and they become great friends. When Charlotte has to return to Paris, the boy must deal with his loss.
ISBN 9781921136054
Publisher Windy Hollow Books, 2007
Gould, Sally
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76676
Children: a first art book
A perfect introduction to great art. Each of the 18 paintings depicts childhood activities such as dancing, reading, singing, eating, washing and sleeping.
ISBN 9781845074999
Publisher Frances Lincoln, 2008
Micklethwait, Lucy
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8415
Class Three all at sea
On the day Class Three went to sea, they saw donkeys dancing on the quay, some sea lions skimming stones but they didn't see the skull and crossbones. Watch the pesky pirates plotting to take over Class Three's school trip to the sea. But don't worry, rescue is at hand.
ISBN 9780340944653
Publisher Hachette Children's Books, 2008
Jarman, Julia & Chapman, Lynne (ill)
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Class Two at the zoo
Join Class Two as they wander round the zoo. They see all sorts of animal antics but are unaware of the very large snake that's determined to make a meal out of them.
ISBN 9780340911617
Publisher Hachette Children's Books, 2007
Jarman, Julia & Chapman, Lynne
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Clifford counts 1 2 3
Count with Clifford, the small red puppy.
ISBN 9780590379281
Series Clifford series (80 books)
Publisher Scholastic US, 1998
Topics / K-2 Numeracy /
Bridwell, Norman
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Clifford follow that school bus
Emily Elizabeth's class is taking a trip to a museum. Clifford follows the school bus down the road, to the park, past the lighthouse and, finally, to the museum.
ISBN 9780439449335
Series Clifford series (80 books)
Publisher Scholastic US, 2003
Bridwell, Norman
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Clifford goes to dog school
Emily Elizabeth is taking Clifford to dog school. His teacher tries to show Clifford how to heel. But, the leash is too short and she's swept off her feet. Then, she tells Clifford to sit and this is even worse.
ISBN 9780439545655
Series Clifford series (80 books)
Publisher Scholastic US, 2004
Bridwell, Norman
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Clifford series
Any three titles read from this series can be included as official Challenge books; up to five more titles can be included as your personal choice books. To see the individual book titles and their PRC ID numbers, go to the Series lists on the Booklists page, on the website. Or, you can search for a series name or the individual titles by using the Search function on the top left hand corner of the screen.
Series Clifford series (80 books)
Bridwell, Norman
No book cover.
101259
Clifford's A B C
Clifford runs through the alphabet.
ISBN 9780590486941
Series Clifford series (80 books)
Publisher Scholastic US, 1994
Bridwell, Norman
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98710
Clifford's first school day
Cllifford's first day at school is filled with finger painting, cookie-baking and other messy misadventures that make Clifford more loveable than ever.
ISBN 9780439082846
Series Clifford series (80 books)
Publisher Scholastic US, 1999
Bridwell, Norman
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Clifford's schoolhouse
It's time for Clifford to go to school.
ISBN 9780439162524
Series Clifford series (80 books)
Publisher Scholastic US, 2000
Bridwell, Norman
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Courageous Lucy: The girl who liked to worry
Lucy worries about everything and she worries a lot. She's so skilled at worrying that she worries about new and interesting things no one else even thinks about! But when Mrs Hunt tells the class there is going to be a school musical, Lucy decides she wants to be a part of it. She's too worried to try out for any of the parts but Mrs Hunt finds the perfect role for her. Being a piece of the landscape may not suit everyone but Lucy puts everything into being the best tree she can, and with a sprinkle of courage she stands proud and tall as her knees knock and her tummy ties in knots. She becomes the best tree anyone can ever remember!
ISBN 9781925820775
Publisher EK Books, 2021
Russell, Paul & King, Cara (ill)
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Crusher is coming
Crusher, the school football hero, is coming over to Peter's place. In anticipation, Peter clears his room of childish toys, gives instructions to his mother and young sister about how to behave, and prepares lots of exciting games. But, Crusher isn't quite what Peter expects.
ISBN 9780734410702
Publisher Lothian Books, 2008
Graham, Bob
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Curious George's first day of school
It's George's first day at school and he's been invited to be a special helper.
ISBN 9781406313918
Publisher Walker Books, 2008
Reys, Margret & Reys, H A
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D.W.'s guide to preschool
D.W., Arthur's little sister, tells all about what it is like to be in preschool, including essential information about such topics as bathroom breaks, storing things in a cubbie, and sharing at play time.
ISBN 9780439404693
Series Arthur series (3 books)
Publisher Scholastic US, 2003
Brown, Marc
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24574
Dance is for everyone
An alligator dancing ballet? When the reptile takes her place at the barre, Mrs Iraina and her dancers are very surprised. But since they can't communicate with the alligator, and she is able to follow along, they just decide to name her Tanya and let her stay. (Would YOU say no to a 450-pound alligator?) Mrs Iraina even creates a special ballet to showcase Tanya's larger-than-life talents . . . and super-swishy tail. Then, without warning, Tanya disappears.
ISBN 9781454921141
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2018
Zuill, Andrea
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7026
Dandylion
Dandylion is new to class and he brings a splash of colour into everyone's lives. But, sometimes, Dandylion is a little bit unusual, a little bit too crazy, a little bit too messy and a little bit too much trouble.
ISBN 9781862305960
Publisher Red Fox, 2009
Finlay, Lizzie
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Diary of a fly
Fly's first day at school marks the beginning of his diary in which he charts his adventures such as learning how to fly, eating regurgitated food and his part in the food chain. When Fly adds up all his special attributes, he aspires to be a superhero who can walk on walls and see in all directions at once.
ISBN 9780007455911
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, UK, 2012
Cronin, Doreen & Bliss, Harry (ill)
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Ella and Olivia series
Any three titles read from this series can be included as official Challenge books; up to five more titles can be included as your personal choice books. To see the individual book titles and their PRC ID numbers, go to the Series lists on the Booklists page, on the website. Or, you can search for a series name or the individual titles by using the Search function on the top left hand corner of the screen.
Series Ella and Olivia series (26 books)
Poshoglian, Yvette & McDonald, Danielle (ill)
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Ella and Olivia: Fun friendship tales
Join Ella and Olivia in six brand-new tales as they play in a netball final, go to a pizza party and perform in a trampoline show! Everything is more fun with a friend by your side!
ISBN 9781760660833
Series Ella and Olivia series (26 books)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2019
Poshoglian, Yvette & McDonald, Danielle (ill)
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Ella Kazoo will not brush her hair
Ella Kazoo simply refuses to brush her hair and it soon develops a mind of its own. Her hair grows so big and so wild that it has a bird's nest on top. Ella has to prove she has what it takes to change a bad hair day into a good situation.
ISBN 9780734408563
Publisher Thomas C Lothian Pty Ltd, 2006
Fox, Lee & Wilcox, Cathy (ill)
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Firefighters, The
Mrs Iverson and her class pretend to be firefighters, just like the real ones, then they meet genuine firefighters and climb aboard a real fire engine. What fun!
ISBN 9781921529498
Publisher Walker Books, 2010
Whiting, Sue & Rawlins, Donna (ill)
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11283
First day
It's the first day of school, but who is most nervous about the big day, a little girl, her doll or her mum.
ISBN 9780733331206
Publisher ABC Books, 2013
Daddo, Andrew & Bentley, Jonathan (ill)
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12083
First day
A class of students from very different backgrounds are starting school. They're excited and a bit nervous, but they all get through in their own particular way. Alex's mum is going back to school again, too, and faces the same problems.
ISBN 9781760293918
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 1998
Wild, Margaret & Gamble, Kim (ill)
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Go go and the silver shoes
When Go Go is allowed to buy the most beautiful shoes ever, she decides she will wear them EVERYWHERE! Even to the creek, where she and her brothers go adventuring. But - oh no, something terrible happens . . .
ISBN 9780143785521
Publisher Penguin Books Australia, 2018
Godwin, Jane & Walker, Anna
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17560
Go to sleep, Jessie
Ever since baby Jessie moved into her big sister's room, she wakes and she screams and screams. Nothing will make her sleep. Not a teddy. Not a changed nappy. Not even a bedtime story.
ISBN 9781742977805
Publisher Little Hare Books, 2014
Gleeson, Libby & Blackwood, Freya (Ill)
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7782
Goanna was hungry, The
Imagine being at a camp in the Great Victorian Desert. Imagine being one of the ten lucky kids chosen to work with two of Australia's best-loved author-illustrators. Kids from Tjuntjuntjara, Mt Margaret, Menzies and Melbourne spent five days at a writing and illustrating camp on Spinifex Country. This is their book and their stories.
ISBN 9780994465412
Publisher Indigenous Literacy Foundation, 2016
James, Ann & Morgan, Sally
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12180
Going on a school trip
Georgia, a young schoolgirl who is blind, enjoys a school excursion.
ISBN 9780749636708
Publisher Watts, 2000
Church, Diane
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29846
Grace and Katie
Twins Grace and Katie have only one thing in common: they love to draw! But Grace likes her drawings to be neat and orderly, while Katie loves hers to be bright and bold. They each decide to create their own map. But that doesn't work out quite as well as they'd planned. Perhaps working together will help?
ISBN 9781925335545
Publisher EK Books, 2017
Merritt, Susanne & Anelli, Liz (ill)
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2048
Grug goes to school
Come to school and learn with Grug.
ISBN 9780731813933
Series Grug series (34 books)
Publisher Simon & Schuster (Australia) Limited, 2009
Prior, Ted
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Grug learns to read
Grug loves looking at the pictures in books but, one day, he decides to teach himself how to read the words. Soon, he can enjoy his most favourite book.
ISBN 9780731814312
Series Grug series (34 books)
Publisher Simon & Schuster (Australia) Limited, 2009
Prior, Ted
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Grug series
Any three titles read from this series can be included as official Challenge books; up to five more titles can be included as your personal choice books. To see the individual book titles and their PRC ID numbers, go to the Series lists on the Booklists page, on the website. Or, you can search for a series name or the individual titles by using the Search function on the top left hand corner of the screen.
Series Grug series (34 books)
Prior, Ted
No book cover.
10571
Guess the baby
The students in Mr Judd's class have to guess who belongs to each baby photo. Even the teacher's photo is included.
ISBN 9780733306143
Publisher ABC Books, 2003
French, Simon & Rawlins, Donna (ill)
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11822
Hark, it's me, Ruby Lee!
Ruby Lee is a little girl with a very big imagination. Every week Ruby's teacher, Mrs Majestic-Jones, asks special people to do special jobs in her class. Ruby would do anything to be the messenger, as she's the best in her class at announcing. But will her wild imagination get in the way?
ISBN 9780734416551
Publisher Pan MacMillan, 2017
Shanahan, Lisa & Binny (ill)
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33993
Harrison's song
Harrison is a bit different to the other kids. Each time he tries to speak , he stutters. No matter how hard he tries, his tongue feels tied up in knots. That is, until one day when Harrison discovers his talent.
ISBN 9781925563122
Publisher Wombat Books, 2017
Craig, Harrison & Finn, Ann-Marie (ill)
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18936
Heather has two Mummies
Heather's favourite number is two. She has two arms, two legs and two pets. And, she also has two mummies. When Heather goes to school for the first time, someone asks her about her daddy but Heather doesn't have a daddy. When Heather and her classmates draw pictures of their families, not one drawing is the same. Families are different and the most important thing is that all the people in them love one another.
ISBN 9781406359404
Publisher Walker Books, 2015
Newman, Leslea & Cornell, Laura (ill)
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Henry Turnip
Henry Turnip has seven pairs of blue striped overalls, one for each day of the week. He likes television shows about the deep blue sea, strawberry jam sandwiches with the crusts cut off and reading indoors. Henry does not like too much of anything ... too much noise, too many people or too much mess, until he meets Reuben Moon. Reuben is an adventurer and the kind of friend who helps Henry.
ISBN 9781760651114
Publisher Walker Books, 2020
Harris, Chloe Jasmine
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Humpty Dumpty sat on the slide
Humpty tries to join in but makes a few mistakes. But being a patient, resilient egg he is determined to make friends.
ISBN 9781743834770
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2020
Wilson, Tony & Wood, Laura (ill)
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91721
I don't believe in dragons
When Miss May tells the children she sees a dragon, her kindergarten class reacts in different ways. Some are intrigued, some are surprised and some are scared. But, Jack says he doesn't believe in dragons. When Emma wonders where the dragon is, Jack reminds her there isn't any such thing.
ISBN 9781741693423
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2010
Walker, Anna
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12101
I don't want to go to school
Kate does not want to go to school but, in helping her new friend, Li, she overcomes her fears and soon discovers that school is not the scary place she imagines it to be.
ISBN 9780091838805
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2000
Harris, Christine & Smith, Craig (ill)
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Incurable imagination, The
Audrey has the worst case of imagination her teachers have ever seen. While other children paint their families, Audrey paints the ogre who lives under bed drinking tea. What's worse, her condition is contagious and soon the other kids in her class start showing symptoms that appear equally incurable. As the dreaded imagination spreads, the teachers are horrified and the parents begin to protest too. But perhaps it isn't such a bad disease to have after all?
ISBN 9781925335972
Publisher EK Books, 2019
Russell, Paul & Aska (ill)
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It's raining, it's pouring, we're exploring
Bad weather stops the three children from playing outside. But, with a few home-made props and a bit of imagination, they have a wonderful time.
ISBN 9781846431173
Publisher Child's Play International Ltd, 2007
Peters, Polly & Stockham, Jess (ill)
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2843
Jellybean goes to school
Jellybean is longing to learn about the world and make friends. So, she is very excited when it's time to start school. At first, Jellybean is nervous but her new teacher brings magic into the classroom. And Jellybean's imagination brings her new surroundings to life in many wild and wonderful ways.
ISBN 9781848530751
Publisher Tamarind Books, 2013
Roc, Margaret & Hughes, Laura (ill)
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Jessica's box
Jessica is sure she will make lots of friends on her first day at school. But, despite, her best efforts, no one stays to talk with her. Then, unexpectedly, a friend appears.
ISBN 9781921042911
Publisher New Frontier Publishing, 2008
Carnavas, Peter
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Jillian Jiggs
Jillian Jiggs is a little girl who hates to clean her room. She always promises her mum that she will clean it, but then forgets when her friends come over.
ISBN 9780590748759
Publisher Scholastic US, 1985
Gilman, Phoebe
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Kookaburra school
Kookaburra fledglings learn skills from a Wise Old Bird and discover how to share their territory with other animals and people.
ISBN 9780947304645
Publisher Great Glider Productions, 2002
Morris, Jill & Gall, Heather (ill)
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Look, there's a hippopotamus in the playground eating cake
On her first day at school, a little girl takes her hippopotamus for company. By the end of the day, she has made a new friend and thinks that, tomorrow, the hippopotamus might like to stay home.
ISBN 9780733614538
Series There's a hippopotamus series (6 books)
Publisher Hodder Children's Books (Australia), 2001
Edwards, Hazel & Niland, Deborah (ill)
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Lost homework, The
Sonny devotes his weekend to helping his neighbours and fellow Travellers with a variety of tasks. He uses many skills, from calculating the amount of fuel needed for a journey, to restoring a caravan. In fact, the only thing he doesn't do over the weekend is his homework - his workbook is missing! What will his teacher say?
ISBN 9781786283450
Publisher Child's Play International Ltd, 2019
O'Neill, Richard & Beautyman, Kirsti (ill)
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Maddie's first day
It is Maddie's first day of school and she has everything ready - her uniform, shoes, socks and hat. But there is one special thing that Maddie can't leave behind - her blanky!
ISBN 9781925381351
Publisher Walker Books, 2018
Matthews, Penny & Anelli, Liz (ill)
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Magic school bus and the climate change challenge, The
Global warming is a hot topic and it will affect the younger generation the most. So, why not turn to the teacher kids like the most, Ms. Frizzle. Only the Friz can boil all the hoopla down to the scientific facts, in a fun and informative way.
ISBN 9780590108263
Series Magic school bus series, The (12 books)
Publisher Scholastic UK, 2010
Cole, Joanna & Degen, Bruce (ill)
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Magic school bus and the electric field trip, The
In Ms Frizzle's class, there's only one way to find out about electricity and how it's made. You go on a field trip on the magic school bus. The students shrink small enough to squeeze through the electric power lines and learn how electric current travels through the town, how it lights up a light bulb, heats up a toaster and runs an electric motor. It's the most energizing field trip ever.
ISBN 9780590446839
Series Magic school bus series, The (12 books)
Publisher Scholastic US, 1999
Cole, Joanna & Degen, Bruce (ill)
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Magic school bus and the Science Fair expedition, The
Ms Frizzle has a mission. Her students need science fair projects so the class heads to the Walkerville Science Museum to see the exhibit on great scientists through the ages. There, Galileo suddenly comes to life and he is about to make a great discovery. But, he needs a ride home. Thank goodness, Ms Frizzle knows the way.
ISBN 9780590108249
Series Magic school bus series, The (12 books)
Publisher Scholastic US, 2007
Cole, Joanna & Degen, Bruce (ill)
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37334
Magic school bus at the waterworks, The
While other kids go to the zoo or even the circus, Ms. Frizzle's class boards a school bus for the waterworks. But, when the school bus suddenly leaves the ground and parks on a cloud, it's clear that this is no ordinary class trip. Everyone shrinks to raindrop size and the whole class begins to rain into a mountain stream below. The class is seeing the waterworks from the water's point of view.
ISBN 9780590403603
Series Magic school bus series, The (12 books)
Publisher Scholastic US, 1986
Cole, Joanna & Degen, Bruce (ill)
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Magic school bus explores the senses, The
When Ms Frizzle leaves school before getting an important message, Mr. Wilde, the assistant principal, hops on the magic school bus to chase her. The class piles in after him and, before their day is over, they have travelled through an eye, an ear, a tongue and even a dog's nose to track down the Friz.
ISBN 9780590446983
Series Magic school bus series, The (12 books)
Publisher Scholastic US, 2001
Cole, Joanna & Degen, Bruce (ill)
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Magic school bus in the time of the dinosaurs, The
Ms Frizzle is taking her lucky class to a dinosaur dig to look for Maiasaura nests. But, as soon as the kids get to fossil country, the magic school bus turns into a time machine and transports them back to prehistoric times when dinosaurs roamed the earth.
ISBN 9780590446891
Series Magic school bus series, The (12 books)
Publisher Scholastic US, 1995
Topics / STEM /
Cole, Joanna & Degen, Bruce (ill)
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Magic school bus inside a beehive, The
When the magic school bus turns into a beehive, Ms Frizzle's students change into honey bees. They must gain entry into a hive so they can see up close just how the workers, drones and queen bee live together, how honey bees make honey and care for their young.
ISBN 9780590257213
Series Magic school bus series, The (12 books)
Publisher Scholastic US, 1998
Topics / STEM /
Cole, Joanna & Degen, Bruce (ill)
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Magic school bus inside a hurricane, The
A storm system is brewing over the tropical ocean and a strange yellow object is caught in the whirlwind. It's not a balloon or a plane, it's the magic school bus. Instead of visiting a weather station, Ms Frizzle's class experiences a hurricane firsthand. Wind, rain, thunder and lightning take on new meaning when you're inside a hurricane.
ISBN 9780590446877
Series Magic school bus series, The (12 books)
Publisher Scholastic US, 1996
Topics / STEM /
Cole, Joanna & Degen, Bruce (ill)
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Magic school bus inside the Earth, The
Students in Ms Frizzle's class are about to study earth science. For homework, they are asked to bring in rocks but, when they show up with everything from concrete to plastic, Ms Frizzle decides it's time for a field trip. Aboard the magic school bus, the class digs through the earth's crust then travels straight to the centre of the earth and out the other side, through the mouth of a volcano.
ISBN 9780590407601
Series Magic school bus series, The (12 books)
Publisher Scholastic US, 1989
Topics / STEM /
Cole, Joanna & Degen, Bruce (ill)
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Magic school bus inside the human body, The
After she teaches her class about the human body and they visit the science museum, wacky Ms Frizzle shrinks the bus and the class, except for Arnold who swallows them. With the bus inside, the class gets an up close look at parts of the body and how they work. They travel from the stomach to the small intestines, into blood vessels, to the bones of the spine and muscles. The students wonder how they will ever get out.
ISBN 9780590414272
Series Magic school bus series, The (12 books)
Publisher Scholastic US, 1990
Topics / STEM /
Cole, Joanna & Degen, Bruce (ill)
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Magic school bus lost in the solar system, The
Everyone in Ms Frizzle's class is excited about the trip to the planetarium but it's closed when they get there. On the way back to school, the most amazing thing happens. The magic school bus tilts back and the kids hear the roar of rockets. The bus has turned into a spaceship and is zooming through the atmosphere. Ms Frizzle and her class are on their way to the Moon and beyond.
ISBN 9780590414296
Series Magic school bus series, The (12 books)
Publisher Scholastic US, 1992
Topics / STEM /
Cole, Joanna & Degen, Bruce (ill)
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Magic school bus on the ocean floor, The
Finally, Ms Frizzle's class is going on an ordinary field trip to the ocean, just like everyone else. But, when the Friz drives onto the beach, across the sand and straight into the ocean water without stopping, the kids know that they have once again embarked on one of Ms Frizzle's crazy class trips.
ISBN 9780590414319
Series Magic school bus series, The (12 books)
Publisher Scholastic US, 1994
Topics / STEM /
Cole, Joanna & Degen, Bruce (ill)
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Magic school bus series, The
Any three titles read from this series can be included as official Challenge books; up to five more titles can be included as your personal choice books. To see the individual book titles and their PRC ID numbers, go to the Series lists on the Booklists page, on the website. Or, you can search for a series name or the individual titles by using the Search function on the top left hand corner of the screen.
Series Magic school bus series, The (12 books)
Various
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660486
Magic school bus weathers the storm, The
CRASH! BOOM! FLASH! There are stormy skies ahead for Ms. Frizzle and her class. What happens when the Magic School Bus turns into a weather balloon? Take off with the Magic School Bus and learn all about what happens during a thunderstorm.
ISBN 9780545086035
Series Magic school bus series, The (12 books)
Publisher Scholastic US, 2008
Bracken, Carolyn & Earhart, Kristin (ill)
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102503
Maisy goes to playschool
Join in with Maisy's activities at playschool. Help her paint a picture, play in the wendy house, write a story, dress up as a pirate, do some sums, dance like a ballerina, feed the fish and put on her hat and coat to go home.
ISBN 9781406306927
Series Maisy series (44 books)
Publisher Walker Books, 2007
Cousins, Lucy
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27327
Maisy goes to preschool
Join Maisy and friends at preschool where they paint, sing, have story time and a sleep.
ISBN 9781406328226
Series Maisy series (44 books)
Publisher Walker Books, 2009
Cousins, Lucy
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33912
Maisy goes to the library
Maisy's plan to have a quiet read is put to the test by her giggling friends in this ode to the pleasures of the local library.
ISBN 9780763626693
Series Maisy series (44 books)
Publisher Candlewick Press, 2007
Cousins, Lucy
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Maisy series
Any three titles read from this series can be included as official Challenge books; up to five more titles can be included as your personal choice books. To see the individual book titles and their PRC ID numbers, go to the Series lists on the Booklists page, on the website. Or, you can search for a series name or the individual titles by using the Search function on the top left hand corner of the screen.
Series Maisy series (44 books)
Cousins, Lucy
No book cover.
653196
Miss Kraken
The minute we saw Miss Kraken, we all knew it was going to be a bad year. She's cranky. She's strict. She's just plain ... weird. Miss Kraken is definitely not the teacher the kids were hoping for. But she might have a surprise or two up her sleeves. A hilarious tale of bad behaviour and unexpected consequences.
ISBN 9781760637743
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2019
Greenberg, Nicki
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578085
Monster party
Monsters have a party at Dora Lake and go galumphing all over the place.
ISBN 9781925360554
Publisher Magabala Books, 2018
The Children of Rawa Community School & Lester, Alison & Godwin, Jane
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649
Mr Ouchy's first day
Kids are not the only ones who stay awake, nervous and wondering about their first day at school. Mr Ouchy, who's not grouchy, finds that his new students have enough questions and energy to make him feel at ease.
ISBN 9780399242489
Publisher Putnam, 2006
Hennessy, B G & Meisel, Paul (ill)
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751246
My shadow is pink
Inspired by the author's own little boy, 'Shadow's' main character likes princesses, fairies and things 'not for boys'...he soon learns (through the support of his dad) that everyone has a shadow that they sometimes feel they need to hide.
ISBN 9780648728757
Publisher Larrikin House, 2020
Stuart, Scott
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569923
My storee
A young boy has a mind full of wonderful stories but when he writes them down, day after day, they come back covered in red pen after his teachers have corrected his spelling. It seems his dyslexia will always hold him back from sharing his creativity the way he longs to. Then a new teacher arrives at the school.
ISBN 9781925335774
Publisher EK Books, 2018
Russell, Paul & Aska (ill)
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20942
Never ever before
In the drifting, swirling land of small, Big is born. Big stands solid, strong and predictable until the day a breeze, bigger than never ever before, begins to blow.
ISBN 9781741694666
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2009
King, Stephen Michael
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12004
Nice walk in the jungle
When Miss Jellaby takes her class on a nice nature walk through a most extraordinary jungle, she does not realise they are being followed by a very hungry boa constrictor.
ISBN 9780140541274
Publisher Puffin Australia, 1991
Bodsworth, Nan
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8840
Not so small after all
Lilly is the smallest in her class. She wishes she was taller so that her classmates wouldn't tease her. Then, something happens which helps Lilly realise that it doesn't matter how tall you are, it's how big you are inside that counts.
ISBN 9780864617095
Publisher Koala Books, 2008
Messina, Lilli
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6353
Old friends, new friends
A brand-new school year! I can't wait! Hang on, none of my old friends are in my new class!
ISBN 9780733338137
Publisher ABC Books, 2018
Daddo, Andrew & Bentley, Jonathan (ill)
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12261
Olivia and the missing toy
When her best toy mysteriously disappears, Olivia, the feisty piglet, is determined to find out who is responsible.
ISBN 9780689852916
Publisher Simon & Schuster, 2003
Falconer, Ian
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12262
Olivia saves the circus
At school, Olivia, the piglet, tells how she went to the circus and all the performers were sick. Olivia tells how she saved the day by becoming Olivia the Lion Tamer, Olivia the Tattooed Lady and many more.
ISBN 9780689829543
Publisher Simon & Schuster, 2002
Falconer, Ian
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15124
Our school fete
The whole family joins in the preparations for the school fete. Dad cooks chutney and mum draws a map of the school. Everyone has a job to do.
ISBN 9780733308826
Publisher ABC Books, 2004
Pfanner, Louise & Gamble, Kim (ill)
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587860
Ozzie goes to school
Ozzie isn't afraid of much. Not the cool dark of the container when the door is closed at night. Not snakes. Not even of the crocodiles that he and his dad watch out for on the beach during the day. But there is something Ozzie is afraid of...starting school!
ISBN 9781921504907
Publisher Working Title Press, 2019
Crabb, Jocelyn & Snell, Danny (ill)
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17141
Rex
Rex, the class chameleon, is taken home by a different kindergarten student each day. Each child writes or draws imaginatively about the adventures with Rex.
ISBN 9780670042265
Publisher Penguin, 2005
Dubosarsky, Ursula & Mackintosh, David (ill)
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18772
Ricker Racker Club, The
To be in the Ricker Racker Club, you have to be brave. You have to be kind. You have to not be a girl. But, some people are better than others at being both kind and brave.
ISBN 9781760122928
Publisher Little Hare Books, 2016
Guest, Patrick & Eckstrom, Nathaniel (ill)
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672009
Say cheese!
Maxwell Mouse, the photographer, is trying to take school photos at South Forest Public School. But some students just won't stay still and others won't look at the camera. Can Maxwell get all of the students to say "CHEESE"?
ISBN 9781760664046
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2020
Watts, Frances
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761621
School days
On some days there are butterflies in tummies, upside down lunchboxes and lines in the bathroom. Other days are for singing really loud, dressing up in costumes and listening to stories.But no matter what kind of School Day it is, there are always friends to be made and fun times to be had.
ISBN 9781760506933
Publisher Hardie Grant Egmont, 2020
Degennaro, Sue
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15394
School trip, The
Tracey and Sam are off to the museum for a school trip but Matthew Tibbs is missing. They have an adventure exploring all the exhibits especially the dinosaurs. When it's time to go home, Matthew Tibbs still can't be found.
ISBN 9780340547199
Publisher Hodder Children's Books (Australia), 1996
Butterworth, Nick
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24357
Shapes, reshape
The shapes in this book get mixed up, moved around, and reshaped into all kinds of animals. See if you can guess the animal before the shapes reshape.
ISBN 9781406367348
Publisher Walker Books, 2016
Topics / K-2 Numeracy /
Borando, Silvia
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12295
Shoo cat
There's a strange cat at the back door. He keeps trying to get into Matt's house. Matt must shoo the cat away, it doesn't live at his house.
ISBN 9781862915312
Publisher Omnibus Books, 2003
Bone, Ian
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2574
Sorry Wally
Casey and Shelly are brave brother and sister turtles who team up against the school bully when he hides their lunch box.
ISBN 9781920892524
Publisher Oceanic Imagery Publishing, 2007
Mayne, Troy
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9722
Splat the cat
Splat is terrified of his first day of school and he tries all sorts of tricks to avoid going. But, Mum is not convinced and Splat is soon on his way, with mouse pal, Seymour, in his lunch box. Splat is welcomed enthusiastically by his cat classmates and lessons go smoothly until he learns that cats are supposed to chase mice, not have them as friends. Watch Splat's day turn around. Day Two is going to be much better.
ISBN 9780060831547
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, UK, 2008
Scotton, Rob
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44139
Stanley Paste
Stanley Paste is small, really small. And he hates it. But, when a new girl arrives at school, Stanley learns that being small is not so bad after all.
ISBN 9780670071807
Publisher Penguin Books Australia, 2009
Blabey, Aaron
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936
Starting school
Five children are off to school for the first time. There are new friends to make, fun ways to learn and lots of different things to discover.
ISBN 9780670076765
Publisher Penguin, 2013
Godwin, Jane & Walker, Anna (ill)
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There's a hippopotamus series
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Series There's a hippopotamus series (6 books)
Edwards, Hazel & Niland, Deborah (ill)
No book cover.
18737
Time for school, Daddy
'Wake up, Daddy, it's time for school!' I say. 'But I'm tired,' says Daddy. How can a little girl get her daddy ready for school when he has to wake up, find a sock and eat his breakfast?
ISBN 9780702260049
Publisher University of Queensland Press, 2018
Hackett, Dave
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74424
Totally wonderful Miss Plumberry
It is a totally wonderful morning and Molly takes Grandma's special crystal into school for Show and Tell. But, when everyone is more interested in Russell's water-squirting stegosaurus, Molly's day becomes totally horrible. Luckily, Miss Plumberry knows just what to do to make Molly's day totally wonderful again.
ISBN 9780744561821
Publisher Walker Books, 2006
Rosen, Michael
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774398
Turning Cartwheels
Emma is desperate to join Carly's Cartwheel Club. Week after week she lines up to try out only to be told that her cartwheels are not good enough. When Emma is finally accepted she is exhausted and does not enjoy it as much as expected. Perhaps there is a better club for her. This is a heart-warming story about friendship, fitting in and finding out where you belong.
ISBN 9781925820515
Publisher EK Books, 2021
Adeney, Amy & Calautti, Amy (ill)
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659254
Twelve days of kindness
One little girl realises that a girl in her class is struggling to make friends. With the help of their football coach they came up with a plan. Can their school football team bring them together, and expand their friendship group?
ISBN 9781925594751
Publisher New Frontier Publishing, 2019
Brooke, Cori & Burrows, FIona (ill)
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12058
Walker treasury of bear stories, The
A delightful collection of twenty-one stories about bears, written and illustrated by many well-known authors and illustrators, including Michael Rosen, Sarah Hayes and John Burningham. If you like bear stories, you'll love this book.
ISBN 9780744544183
Publisher Walker Books, 1995
Various
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5694
We're going to be friends
Join Suzy Lee as she goes to school with her books and pens, looks for bugs, shows and tells, and finds a friend.
ISBN 9780996401692
Publisher Third Man Books, 2017
White, Jack & Blake, Elinor (ill)
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12390
What Dino saw
Jenny finds a big, egg-shaped thing down by the creek. She takes it home and, when it hatches, out pops a cute, but very hungry, baby dinosaur.
ISBN 9780143300984
Series Aussie nibbles (51 books)
Publisher Penguin, 2004
Kelleher, Victor
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12616
What does your daddy do
In class, the children are trying to determine whose father is the most important. The answer may surprise you.
ISBN 9780734411129
Publisher Lothian Books, 2009
Reece, Gordon & Cencic, Vilma (ill)
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31125
What will I do when I grow up?
Take a walk down High Street and explore the different jobs people have. What do they do? How do they do it?
ISBN 9780994384157
Publisher Berbay Publishing, 2018
Borin, Margherita
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720739
What Zola did on Monday
Zola lives with her mum and her Nonna Rosa. Nonna is famous in their neighbourhood for her gardening. Her front yard is filled with flowers of every colour and the backyard is full of tomatoes, basil, beans and more. Nonna Rosa is very strict and sometimes Zola gets in trouble, but she knows her grandmother loves her. When Zola's Year Two teacher decides to take on the challenge of bringing the community garden back to life, her class look to Zola and her Nonna for advice.
ISBN 9781760895150
Publisher Penguin, 2020
Marchetta, Melina & Hudson, Deb (ill)
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15377
When I grow up
What do you want to be when you grow up? A class of kids present a musical about growing up.
ISBN 9780744583724
Publisher Walker Books, 2005
McNaughton, Colin
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15435
Yoko
Yoko takes sushi for lunch to school and is teased. On international food day, no-one will eat Yoko's sushi.
ISBN 9780786803958
Publisher Hyperion Books, 1998
Wells, Rosemary
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