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4446
Adventures of Miss Petitfour, The
Miss Petitfour enjoys having adventures that are just the right size. She's an expert at baking and eating fancy iced cakes, and her favourite mode of travel is par avion. On windy days, she takes her sixteen cats out for an airing. Join Miss Petitfour and her equally eccentric felines on five magical outings.
ISBN 9781408868041
Publisher Bloomsbury, 2015
Michaels, Anne & Block, Emma (ill)
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6804
Annie's snails
Annie loves her pet snails. They have adventures together and she makes them a special home in an ice-cream container, where they should be very happy.
ISBN 9781921720635
Series Walker stories (11 books)
Publisher Walker Books Australia Pty Ltd, 2014
Wolfer, Dianne
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1324
Ava adds
Ava loves playing shops. Can she get Billy to buy anything.
ISBN 9780734414007
Series Ava adds series (1 of 4)
Publisher Hachette Children's Books, 2013
Dubosarsky, Ursula & White, Annie (ill)
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Ava adds 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 Ava adds series (4 books)
Dubosarsky, Ursula & White, Annie (ill)
No book cover.
10059
Bad guys, The
Portrayed as the villain in many a fairy tale, Mr Wolf wants to change his image. First, he has to persuade Mr Piranha, Mr Shark and Mr Snake that they, too, should change their ways and join him in overturning injustice, rather than simply eating the opposition. But, doing good deeds, such as rescuing cats in trees and freeing dogs in the pound, are not the simple exercises Mr Wolf anticipated.
ISBN 9781760150426
Series The bad guys series (1 of 9)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2015
Blabey, Aaron
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32640
Bad guys, The: Alien vs bad guys
One by one, the bad guys are vanishing. Taken! By a creature with way too many teeth and far too many bottoms. Is this the end? Maybe. But will it be funny? You bet your butts it will!
ISBN 9781760279486
Series The bad guys series (6 of 9)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2017
Blabey, Aaron
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22448
Bad guys, The: Attack of the zittens/Apocalyse meow
It's a zombie kitten apocalpyse. Don't panic and don't cry. Just sit back and watch the fur fly as the world's worst good guys take on Mad Marmalade's meowing monsters.
ISBN 9781760158774
Series The bad guys series (4 of 9)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2016
Blabey, Aaron
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696561
Bad guys, The: Dawn of the underlord
The Bad Guys -- I mean, Shadow Squad-G -- have saved the world from butt-handed evil and now it's time to PARTY! But Mr Snake doesn't feel like partying. Ohhh, no. He's WAY too powerful for that. Mr Snake would rather mess with things that could RIP OPEN A DOORWAY into a whole new world of horror, mayhem and . . . BLOOD-CURDLING BADNESS. Better put your party pants on ice. It's the Bad Guys Episode 11!
ISBN 9781760668662
Series The bad guys series (11 of 9)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2020
Blabey, Aaron
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4535
Bad guys, The: Intergalatic gas
The bad news? The world is ending. The good news? The Bad Guys are back to save it! Sure, they might have to borrow a rocket . . . And there might be something nasty in one of the spacesuits . . . And Mr Piranha might have eaten too many bean burritos . . . But seriously, how bad can it be? How bad?! Super bad. Its one small step for the Sort-Of-International-League-Of-Good-Guys-Guys. Its one giant leap for The Bad Guys.
ISBN 9781760279479
Series The bad guys series (5 of 9)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2017
Blabey, Aaron
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3220
Bad guys, The: Mission unpluckable
The bad guys have a daring plan to rescue ten thousand chickens from a high-security cage farm. But, as one of them is known as The Chicken Swallower, this mission could prove very tricky. Meet a new member of the team and watch out for the super villain who might just be the end of them.
ISBN 9781760154127
Series The bad guys series (2 of 9)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2015
Blabey, Aaron
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5934
Bad guys, The: The furball strikes back
The Bad Guys are about to have a very bad day. Mr Wolf and his bad, bad buddies have messed with the wrong guinea pig. And, this nasty little furball wants revenge.
ISBN 9781760157265
Series The bad guys series (3 of 9)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2016
Blabey, Aaron
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9457
Best mates: six favourite stories
If you love animals and good stories, then you will really enjoy this book of short stories about dogs, cats, horses, dolphins and whales.
ISBN 9780008118556
Publisher HarperCollins Children's Books, 2015
Morpurgo, Michael
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2097
Blast off - April
Come on board the Airship Cumulus with Jools the ocelot and Vern the meerkat as they travel the world to find the best stories, poems, plays, articles, puzzles and comics. A new magazine every month - so take your pick.
ISBN 9780852290019
Series School magazine - Countdown and Blast Off (20 books)
Publisher NSW Department of Education,
School magazine team
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2199
Blast off - August
Come on board the Airship Cumulus with Jools the ocelot and Vern the meerkat as they travel the world to find the best stories, poems, plays, articles, puzzles and comics. A new magazine every month - so take your pick.
ISBN 9780852290965
Series School magazine - Countdown and Blast Off (20 books)
Publisher NSW Department of Education,
School magazine team
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2249
Blast off - February
Come on board the Airship Cumulus with Jools the ocelot and Vern the meerkat as they travel the world to find the best stories, poems, plays, articles, puzzles and comics. A new magazine every month - so take your pick.
ISBN 9780763036997
Series School magazine - Countdown and Blast Off (20 books)
Publisher NSW Department of Education,
School magazine team
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2053
Blast off - July
Come on board the Airship Cumulus with Jools the ocelot and Vern the meerkat as they travel the world to find the best stories, poems, plays, articles, puzzles and comics. A new magazine every month - so take your pick.
ISBN 9780852290996
Series School magazine - Countdown and Blast Off (20 books)
Publisher NSW Department of Education,
School magazine team
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5523
Blast off - June
Come on board the Airship Cumulus with Jools the ocelot and Vern the meerkat as they travel the world to find the best stories, poems, plays, articles, puzzles and comics. A new magazine every month - so take your pick.
ISBN 9780852291269
Series School magazine - Countdown and Blast Off (20 books)
Publisher NSW Department of Education,
School magazine team
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2076
Blast off - March
Come on board the Airship Cumulus with Jools the ocelot and Vern the meerkat as they travel the world to find the best stories, poems, plays, articles, puzzles and comics. A new magazine every month - so take your pick.
ISBN 9780852291276
Series School magazine - Countdown and Blast Off (20 books)
Publisher NSW Department of Education,
School magazine team
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2153
Blast off - May
Come on board the Airship Cumulus with Jools the ocelot and Vern the meerkat as they travel the world to find the best stories, poems, plays, articles, puzzles and comics. A new magazine every month - so take your pick.
ISBN 9780852291788
Series School magazine - Countdown and Blast Off (20 books)
Publisher NSW Department of Education,
School magazine team
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2247
Blast off - November
Come on board the Airship Cumulus with Jools the ocelot and Vern the meerkat as they travel the world to find the best stories, poems, plays, articles, puzzles and comics. A new magazine every month - so take your pick.
ISBN 9780852291900
Series School magazine - Countdown and Blast Off (20 books)
Publisher NSW Department of Education,
School magazine team
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2209
Blast off - October
Come on board the Airship Cumulus with Jools the ocelot and Vern the meerkat as they travel the world to find the best stories, poems, plays, articles, puzzles and comics. A new magazine every month - so take your pick.
ISBN 9780852291979
Series School magazine - Countdown and Blast Off (20 books)
Publisher NSW Department of Education,
School magazine team
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2204
Blast off - September
Come on board the Airship Cumulus with Jools the ocelot and Vern the meerkat as they travel the world to find the best stories, poems, plays, articles, puzzles and comics. A new magazine every month - so take your pick.
ISBN 9780852292068
Series School magazine - Countdown and Blast Off (20 books)
Publisher NSW Department of Education,
School magazine team
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5837
Bush and beyond: stories from country
Grandparents are special. In these four short stories from Western Australia, four Aboriginal Australian writers have crafted stories featuring grandparents with their families. Fun, adventurous tales, featuring Noonga and Wongutha words, illustrations and local knowledge.
ISBN 9781925591132
Publisher Fremantle Press, 2018
Mia, Tjalaminu & Lister, Jessica & Kickett-Tucker, Cheryl & Tucker, Jayon
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Champion Charlies 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 Champion Charlies series (4 books)
Beck, Adrian & Thomas, Adele K (ill)
No book cover.
7278
Champion Charlies, The: Boot it
The Jindaberg Jets season is well underway, but the Jets are still without a win and the team is out of sorts. Charles seems to have lost his ability to score goals - coincidentally, he's also lost his special boots! Meanwhile, Benji is struggling with co-captain Charlotte's super serious approach to training. The search for the missing boots begins, and in this case, everyone's a suspect! Will the two champion Charlies be able solve this mystery AND find their winning form?
ISBN 9780143791263
Series Champion Charlies series (2 of 4)
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2018
Beck, Adrian & Thomas, Adele K (ill)
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7273
Champion Charlies, The: The mix-up
Charles was the best player in the boys' football team. Charlotte was the best player in the girls' side. But this season they're both playing in the same mixed team. Is there room for two Champion Charlies on one side? And can they get past their rivalry to help form the greatest football team Jindaberg Primary has ever seen? With prankster teammates, a karaoke coach, dancing dads and an arch rival with an axe to grind, the Champion Charlies soon learn that achieving success is not going to be easy . . . but it sure will be fun!
ISBN 9780143791249
Series Champion Charlies series (1 of 4)
Publisher Penguin, 2018
Beck, Adrian & Thomas, Adele K (ill)
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5604
Chaucer the cat and the animal pilgrims
A group of pilgrims gather in Paris at Notre Dame. Their leader, Chaucer, the cat from London, suggests they pass the time by retelling stories from their countries of origin, including Australia, the West Indies, Africa, North America, China and India.
ISBN 9780747547907
Publisher Bloomsbury, 2002
Borlenghi, Patricia
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5789
Cleo stories, The: A friend and a pet
Cleo's best friend is away, her parents are busy and there's nothing to do but count raindrops or tidy her room. Just when she thinks that she'll never cheer up, Cleo has an idea. In the second story, Cleo longs for a pet but her mum and dad say no. Perhaps the answer is hidden somewhere unexpected. Two short stories about six year old Cleo.
ISBN 9781743315286
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2015
Gleeson, Libby & Blackwood, Freya (ill)
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1309
Cleo stories, The: The necklace and the present
Having a big imagination means you can always find a way to have fun. Two short stories about six year old Cleo.
ISBN 9781743315279
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2014
Gleeson, Libby & Blackwood, Freya (ill)
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2042
Countdown - April
Set sail with Captain Ahab the spider, Shasta the Brolga and Bob the odd-job otter on the SS Webweaver as they go with the flow and find the best stories, poems, plays, articles, puzzles and comics.
ISBN 9780852292099
Series School magazine - Countdown and Blast Off (20 books)
Publisher NSW Department of Education,
School magazine team
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2110
Countdown - August
Set sail with Captain Ahab the spider, Shasta the Brolga and Bob the odd-job otter on the SS Webweaver as they go with the flow and find the best stories, poems, plays, articles, puzzles and comics.
ISBN 9780852292174
Series School magazine - Countdown and Blast Off (20 books)
Publisher NSW Department of Education,
School magazine team
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2190
Countdown - February
Set sail with Captain Ahab the spider, Shasta the Brolga and Bob the odd-job otter on the SS Webweaver as they go with the flow and find the best stories, poems, plays, articles, puzzles and comics.
ISBN 9780852292181
Series School magazine - Countdown and Blast Off (20 books)
Publisher NSW Department of Education,
School magazine team
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1338
Countdown - July
Set sail with Captain Ahab the spider, Shasta the Brolga and Bob the odd-job otter on the SS Webweaver as they go with the flow and find the best stories, poems, plays, articles, puzzles and comics.
ISBN 9780852292259
Series School magazine - Countdown and Blast Off (20 books)
Publisher NSW Department of Education,
School magazine team
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2060
Countdown - June
Set sail with Captain Ahab the spider, Shasta the Brolga and Bob the odd-job otter on the SS Webweaver as they go with the flow and find the best stories, poems, plays, articles, puzzles and comics.
ISBN 9780852292266
Series School magazine - Countdown and Blast Off (20 books)
Publisher NSW Department of Education,
School magazine team
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2019
Countdown - March
Set sail with Captain Ahab the spider, Shasta the Brolga and Bob the odd-job otter on the SS Webweaver as they go with the flow and find the best stories, poems, plays, articles, puzzles and comics.
ISBN 9780852292280
Series School magazine - Countdown and Blast Off (20 books)
Publisher NSW Department of Education,
School magazine team
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2052
Countdown - May
Set sail with Captain Ahab the spider, Shasta the Brolga and Bob the odd-job otter on the SS Webweaver as they go with the flow and find the best stories, poems, plays, articles, puzzles and comics.
ISBN 9780852292365
Series School magazine - Countdown and Blast Off (20 books)
Publisher NSW Department of Education,
School magazine team
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2150
Countdown - November
Set sail with Captain Ahab the spider, Shasta the Brolga and Bob the odd-job otter on the SS Webweaver as they go with the flow and find the best stories, poems, plays, articles, puzzles and comics.
ISBN 9780852292372
Series School magazine - Countdown and Blast Off (20 books)
Publisher NSW Department of Education,
School magazine team
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2120
Countdown - October
Set sail with Captain Ahab the spider, Shasta the Brolga and Bob the odd-job otter on the SS Webweaver as they go with the flow and find the best stories, poems, plays, articles, puzzles and comics.
ISBN 9780852292945
Series School magazine - Countdown and Blast Off (20 books)
Publisher NSW Department of Education,
School magazine team
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2113
Countdown - September
Set sail with Captain Ahab the spider, Shasta the Brolga and Bob the odd-job otter on the SS Webweaver as they go with the flow and find the best stories, poems, plays, articles, puzzles and comics.
ISBN 9780852292976
Series School magazine - Countdown and Blast Off (20 books)
Publisher NSW Department of Education,
School magazine team
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4811
Cyclones and shadows: Stories from up north
From an awesome sports car to a terrifying cyclone, from magical creatures to a haunted mango tree, these tales from up north are an enjoyable collection of well-written short stories full of fun, adventure and magic.
ISBN 9781925164763
Publisher Fremantle Press, 2017
Dudgeon, Laura & Dudgeon, Pat & Dudgeon-Swift, Sabrina & Oxenham, Darlene
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Danny Best 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 Danny Best series (4 books)
Storer, Jen & Vane, Mitch (ill)
No book cover.
660680
Danny Best: watch this
You will be dazzled by EVERYTHING in this book. Here you will find a collection of awesome new stories from the genius who always, without fail, brings you The Best stories, including the boy with the musical bum, rampaging dead dinosaurs, freaked-out ninjas in outer space and so much more.
ISBN 9780733333361
Series Danny Best series (4 of 4)
Publisher HarperCollins Australia, 2020
Storer, Jen & Vane, Mitch (ill)
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9563
Dare to be different: a celebration of freedom in association with Amnesty International
A picture book of fairytales, folklore, Greek legends, Bible stories, poetry and contemporary short stories with strong themes of freedom and justice that reflect the purpose and work of Amnesty International.
ISBN 9780747540212
Publisher Bloomsbury, 1999
Bergin, Elana (& others)
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7772
Day no one was angry, The
Twelve funny, philosophical short stories about angry animals. First comes the hyrax, angry at the sun for not being around when he wants it. Elephant is angry with himself for trying to climb a tree that he always falls out of. Beetle and earthworm try to outdo each other by being more angry than the other. Lobster sells all kinds of anger door-to-door. Then, one day, all anger disappears and the animals are worried.
ISBN 9781927271605
Publisher Gecko Press, 2015
Tellegen, Toon & Boutavant, Marc (ill)
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1147
Eagle, crow and emu
Three stories, mostly about about birds. Birds who can't fly and snakes who can. Mistakes to be made and problems to be solved. Great enemies and even greater friends.
ISBN 9781925163711
Publisher Fremantle Press, 2016
Milroy, Gladys & Milroy, Jill (ill)
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1802
Ethan eats
Ethan eats everything except peas. What will he do when there's nothing else to eat.
ISBN 9780734413987
Series Ava adds series (3 of 4)
Publisher Hachette Children's Books, 2013
Dubosarsky, Ursula & White, Annie (ill)
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4957
Fairy dancers, The
Every Saturday, with a hop, a skip and a magical twirl, Mia, Emma and Grace turn into fairy dancers.
ISBN 9780733333576
Publisher ABC Books, 2015
Prior, Natalie Jane & Orsini, Cheryl (ill)
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581455
Fairytales for feisty girls
Feisty typically describes one who is relatively small, lively, determined and courageous. Girls can rescue themselves - just watch Rapunzel, Little Red Riding Hood, Cinderella and Thumbelina use their talents and brains to problem-solve their way out of some tricky situations.
ISBN 9781760523541
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2018
McFarlane, Susannah
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9565
Fancy that: short stories and poems for children
Stories and poems about children, nature and animals from the author who lives in a small village surrounded by the Royal National Park. Included are tales about Ben, the Galah, and the ferry that still travels between Bundeena and Cronulla.
ISBN 9781740081535
Publisher Seaview Press, 2001
Segura, Elaine
No book cover.
Felicity wishes 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 Felicity wishes series (46 books)
Thomson, Emma & Bailey, Helen
No book cover.
28275
Felicity wishes: fashion fiasco & other stories
Three Felicity Wishes stories combined in one book - Fashion fiasco, Decorating disaster and Skating surprise.
ISBN 9780340875445
Series Felicity wishes series (46 books)
Publisher Hodder Children's Books (Australia), 2005
Thomson, Emma & Bailey, Helen
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57931
Felicity Wishes: glittering giveaways
Every fairy loves to shop and Felicity is no exception in Glittering Giveaways with three short stories.
ISBN 9780340943960
Series Felicity wishes series (46 books)
Publisher Hodder Children's Books (Australia), 2007
Thomson, Emma & Bailey, Helen
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149231
Felicity Wishes: starlight songs
Felicity's dream of taking centre stage finally comes true.
ISBN 9780340917497
Series Felicity wishes series (46 books)
Publisher Hodder Children's Books (Australia), 2008
Thomson, Emma & Bailey, Helen
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28263
Felicity Wishes: whispering wishes and other stories
Little moral tales of Felicity Wishes and her fairy friends.
ISBN 9780340902431
Series Felicity wishes series (46 books)
Publisher Hodder Children's Books (Australia), 2005
Thomson, Emma & Bailey, Helen
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13914
Footy fables
Sixteen short stories about NRL fables, tales and legends. Each club is included with references to to current NRL players, teams and events.
ISBN 9780646961804
Series Rugby League Reads 3-4 (4 books)
Publisher MacMillan, 2013
Topics / Year 3 easy reads /
Hirsch, Suzan & Puletua, Frank (ill)
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47267
Garden of Lilies, A
Children, listen and take heed, As this little book you read. Always do just as you should, And be obedient and good. Never headstrong, rude or proud, Or lazy, careless, wild or loud. All your evil ways amend, Or you will meet a dreadful end.
ISBN 9780733338229
Publisher HarperCollins Children's Books, 2017
Rossell, Judith
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23496
Gumby: Graphic novel vol.1
Nine short stories featuring the iconic 1950's claymation character and his friends. There's Pokey the horse, Prickle and Goo, as well as those scheming Blockheads. A comic book for all ages, this is one for Gumby fans or those new to comics.
ISBN 9781629918211
Publisher Pan MacMillan, 2017
Clokey, Art & Ruth
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2862
Illustrated stories from India
This collection of short stories from India contains fearsome tigers, greedy elephants, stories of trickery and cunning, mighty gods and goddesses, and even a dancing goat.
ISBN 9781409596714
Publisher Usborne Publishing Ltd, 2016
Baer, Sam (retell) & Firth, Rachel (retell) & Klauss, Anja (ill)
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36493
Just one more
If you've ever wanted to know how to make a grumpysaurus happy or whether an ex-pirate can still drive the bus without his lucky feather, then you'll be able to answer these questions. Begin to read this book and one imaginative story just won't be enough. You'll want to read just one more.
ISBN 9781877467868
Publisher Gecko Press, 2011
Cowley, Joy & Bishop, Gavin (ill)
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4242
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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17499
King's shopping, The
The King was at his counting house, counting his money. The Queen and the maid were going about their business too. Three stories based around the nursery rhyme, 'Sing a Song of Sixpence'.
ISBN 9781844280902
Series Walker stories (11 books)
Publisher Walker Books, 2005
Crebbin, June & Johnson Cadwell, Warwick (ill)
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5615
Kintaro's Adventures and other Japanese children's favourite stories
Welcome to a fantastic world populated by singing turtles, boys who wrestle wolves, and a host of other beloved characters who have lived on for centuries in the traditional tales of Japan. Drawn from Japanese folklore passed down from generation to generation, the six enchanting stories collected in this volume have been lovingly retold for today's readers. Vibrantly illustrated and full of thrilling adventures, funny discoveries, and important lessons, they're sure to become story time favourites.
ISBN 9780804850568
Publisher Tuttle Publishing, 2008
Sakade, Florence & Hayashi, Yoshio (ill)
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581431
Lemonade Jones: The first day back and the zoo that comes to you
Lemonade Jones likes life to be loud and exciting. But it's hard when there are rules to follow. What happens when you forget the rules and do something wrong? Lemonade Jones often gets so excited she forgets the right thing to do. Will she learn from her mistakes?
ISBN 9781925266733
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2018
Bell, Davina & Blair, Karen (ill)
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5606
Little One-Inch: Other Japanese children's favourite stories, And
This collection of ten short, easy to read Japanese folktales is filled with strange happenings and magic, thrilling adventures, funny discoveries, and valuable lessons. Through the pages ogres, dragons and gold magically appear. Good and bad do battle, some resorting to sneakiness, violence and deceit.
ISBN 9780804850599
Publisher Tuttle Publishing, 2008
Topics / Year 4 easy reads /
Sakade, Florence & Kurosaki, Yoshisuke (ill)
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Lottie Perkins 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 Lottie Perkins series (4 books)
Nannestad, Katrina & Koji, Makoto (ill)
No book cover.
587822
Lottie Perkins, fashion designer
Lottie is a creative 7 year old with big dreams of being a fashion designer. Her unique designs are eye-catching and get noticed. Will her dreams of being a fashion designer come true?
ISBN 9780733339080
Series Lottie Perkins series (4 of 4)
Publisher ABC Books, 2018
Nannestad, Katrina & Koji, Makoto (ill)
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570989
Lottie Perkins, pop singer
Lottie Perkins is a 7 year old dream chaser. This week she dreams of being a pop singer. With a little help from her friends, her dream may come true.
ISBN 9780733339073
Series Lottie Perkins series (3 of 4)
Publisher HarperCollins Children's Books, 2018
Topics / Year 4 easy reads /
Nannestad, Katrina & Koji, Makoto (ill)
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Mango & Bambang 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 Mango & Bambang series (4 books)
Faber, Polly & Vulliamy, Clara (ill)
No book cover.
4467
Mango & Bambang: Superstar tapir
Both Mango and Bambang are left star-struck when Bambang's cousin comes to town with Hollywood actress Minter Verbena. But when disaster strikes, Bambang is the true star of the show.
ISBN 9781406361490
Series Mango & Bambang series (4 books)
Publisher Walker Books, 2017
Faber, Polly & Vulliamy, Clara (ill)
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13801
Mango & Bambang: Tapir all at sea
Mango and Bambang are a dynamic duo. They are a little girl called Mango and her best friend, Bambang, who just happens to be a tapir. Together, they search for a hobby for Bambang and join forces to defeat the evil Dr Cynthia Prickle-Posset, who is determined to steal Bambang for her Museum of the Unusual.
ISBN 9781406361476
Series Mango & Bambang series (4 books)
Publisher Walker Books, 2016
Faber, Polly & Vulliamy, Clara (ill)
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7758
Mango & Bambang: The not-a-pig
Mango Allsorts, a busy little urbanite, and Bambang, a lost tapir and definitely not a pig, are unlikely friends. Mango is an irrepressible girl with a wonderful optimism and a very hectic schedule that includes karate, diving, playing chess and the clarinet. Bambang is a stranger in a big city. Everything is large and scary, confusing and intimidating. But, together, they are a remarkable duo, bringing a little magic and adventure into each other's life.
ISBN 9781406361438
Series Mango & Bambang series (4 books)
Publisher Walker Books, 2015
Faber, Polly & Vulliamy, Clara (ill)
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3843
Mango & Bambang: Tiny tapir trouble
When a small but mischievous tapir guest comes to stay in the busy city with Mango Allsorts and Bambang, things soon get into a rather troublesome tangle.
ISBN 9781406361483
Series Mango & Bambang series (4 books)
Publisher Walker Books, 2016
Faber, Polly & Vulliamy, Clara (ill)
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March of the ants, The
What would you take on an adventure with you? The ants are preparing to march, and every ant packs something practical, but one ant chooses to take a book ... what good will that be on a long journey? Join Australian Children's Laureate Ursula Dubosarsky to find out! This story is also available to download from the ACLF website and you can read along with Ursula as she shares her story with us. https://www.childrenslaureate.org.au/read-with-ursula
ISBN 9780648498919
Publisher Book Trail Press, 2020
Dubosarsky, Ursula & Riddle, Tohby (ill)
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5236
My best book of nibbles
If you've ever wanted to go on a magical adventure or been to an unusual party, then you'll love the five stories included in this book.
ISBN 9780143306337
Series Aussie nibbles (51 books)
Publisher Puffin Australia, 2011
Brian, Janeen & Caisley, Raewyn & Dubosarsky, Ursula & Godwin, Jane & Lawrinson, Julia
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17910
Painting out the stars
Includes three intriguing fable-like stories. When Tashi's mother falls ill and is unable to work, Tashi looks to the monkeys on a Himalayan tea plantation for help. Yazul and his clan, trapped inside their desert fortress by bandits, are saved from starvation by fiercesome dragon kites. Issa, the old mountain guide, has his life turned upside down when he stumbles upon a camel sheltering a baby girl in a desert storm.
ISBN 9781406324860
Publisher Walker Books, 2011
Peet, Mal & Graham, Elspeth & Foreman, Michael (ill)
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17166
Rainbow jackets
Five short stories showing the humour in everyday situations included are stories about bubbles, pet flies, cranky umbrellas and crazy kitchens.
ISBN 9781920731670
Publisher Fremantle Press, 2003
Forrestal, Elaine
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Reluctant dragon, The
From the author of The Wind in the Willows comes this delightful tale of a boy who discovers that there is a dragon living in the downs above his house. But this is no ordinary dragon - it's a smart, thoughtful and poetry-loving dragon. The boy and the dragon become friends, but the villagers also discover the dragon and send for the great dragon slayer St. George. The boy and the dragon need a plan, a plan that will save the life of this unique and delightful dragon.
ISBN 9781515403302
Grahame, Kenneth
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2000
Riding a donkey backwards: Wise and foolish tales of Mulla Nasruddin
Either the wisest man in the village or the biggest fool, Mulla Nasruddin, deals his unique sense of justice and wisdom to thieves, neighbours and religious men alike. Laugh out loud while you follow this trickster on his classic adventures to find out why he rides a donkey backwards.
ISBN 9781910959305
Publisher Otter-Barry books, 2018
Taylor, Sean & Theatre, Khayaal & Adl, Shirin (ill)
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1812
Rory rides
Rory's bike has big yellow wheels, a bell ... and training wheels. Can he learn to ride without them.
ISBN 9780734413994
Series Ava adds series (2 of 4)
Publisher Hachette Children's Books, 2013
Dubosarsky, Ursula & White, Annie (ill)
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Rugby League Reads 3-4
Using the club mascots and various Rugby League players and captains, these books will allow readers to read about Rugby League and their favourite clubs and players, whilst engaging with text and practicing reading strategies. Any two 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 Rugby League Reads 3-4 (4 books)
Hirsch, Suzan & Puletua, Frank (ill)
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School magazine - Countdown and Blast Off
Any two Countdown or Blast Off magazines can be included as official Challenge books; up to five more 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 School magazine - Countdown and Blast Off (20 books)
School magazine team
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School Magazine Anthology for Years 3-4
A great collection of exciting and beautifully illustrated stories in a different format. To read the articles go to https://products.schools.nsw.edu.au/prc/magazine.html
Series School magazine - Countdown and Blast Off (20 books)
School magazine team
No book cover.
13011
Selected adventures of Bottersnikes and Gumbles, The
Deep in the Australian bush, Bottersnikes live in rubbish heaps along dusty roadsides. They have green, wrinkly skin, cheese grater noses and long, pointy ears that go red when they're angry, which is most of the time. Giggling Gumbles are cheerful little creatures who can be squashed into all sorts of shapes. They can't pop back into their proper shape unless helped. This makes the friendly Gumbles useful to the lazy Bottersnikes, who have some very nasty tricks planned.
ISBN 9781460751923
Publisher Angus & Robertson (HarperCollins), 2016
Wakefield, S A & Digby, Desmond (ill)
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Stories from our street
Three charming stories about everyday things.
ISBN 9780140553802
Publisher Penguin, 1995
Tulloch, Richard
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The bad guys series
Any three titles read from this series can be included as official Challenge books; up to five more titles can be included as your personal choice books. To see the individual book titles and their PRC ID numbers, go to the Series lists on the Booklists page, on the website. Or, you can search for a series name or the individual titles by using the Search function on the top left hand corner of the screen.
Series The bad guys series (9 books)
Various
No book cover.
4703
There's a wallaby at the bottom of my garden
See how a native animal can live beside humans, being appreciated as a wild creature not a pet, and still provide pleasure. Fred, the black-tailed wallaby, likes eating apricots and mandarins but is careless with his tail.
ISBN 9780864611116
Publisher Koala Books, 1997
French, Jackie & King, Stephen Michael (ill)
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There's an echidna at the bottom of my garden
The author's own observations of the echidna that lives in the bush near her home. George, the echidna, likes ants and termites but he doesn't like the smell of gum boots.
ISBN 9780864611123
Publisher Koala Books, 1999
French, Jackie & King, Stephen Michael (ill)
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Twinkle, twinkle, little bat
An anthology of beastly bedtime short stories from some of Australia's most loved children's authors including Morris Gleitzman and Andy Griffiths. Filled with terrific twists, some on traditional tales, from sleepovers of doom to pirate dance parties - these stories are sure to have kids shaking in their bed... with laughter. Bursting with humour and full of spooky illustrations from Anne Yi, illustrator of the best-selling Alice Miranda and Clementine Rose series, Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Bat is the perfect solution for bedtime blues.
ISBN 9781760557263
Publisher Pan MacMillan, 2018
Griffiths, Andy & Watts, Frances & Gleitzman, Morris & Rossell, Judith & Harris, Tim et al
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5607
Urashima Taro and other Japanese children's favourite stories
Welcome to a fantastic world populated by lonely dragons, adventuresome boys, magical elves, and a host of other beloved characters who have lived on for centuries in the traditional tales of Japan. Drawn from folklore passed down from generation to generation, the ten enchanting Japanese children's stories collected in this volume have been lovingly retold just for today's readers. Vibrantly illustrated and full of thrilling adventures, funny discoveries, and important lessons, they're sure to become story time favourites.
ISBN 9780804850728
Publisher Tuttle Publishing, 2008
Sakade, Florence & Hayashi, Yoshio (ill)
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45982
Usborne illustrated stories of horses & ponies
Each of the stories in this collection focuses on the importance of a horse or pony to their owner. They are adventure stories, love stories, drama stories. And in each story, a horse or pony reminds us how important it is to care for each other.
ISBN 9781409596691
Publisher Usborne Publishing Ltd, 2017
Dickins, Rosie & Davidson, Susanna & Patchett, Fiona & Hore, Rosie & Daynes, Katie
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Violet vanishes
Violet loves watching magic tricks. But when her mum takes her to see a magician, Violet becomes the star of the show.
ISBN 9780734413970
Series Ava adds series (4 of 4)
Publisher Hachette Children's Books, 2013
Dubosarsky, Ursula & White, Annie (ill)
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What dog knows
Dog is the smart one, who knows things because he reads books. Wolf isn't so smart, he's more of an action-before-investigation type wolf. But, when Wolf finds a fact-filled book in the library, he thinks he'll outsmart his clever cousin, Dog. Packed with information, activities, quizzes, rhymes and curious conversations between Wolf and Dog.
ISBN 9781776570379
Publisher Gecko Press, 2016
Vanden Heede, Sylvia & Tolman, Marije (ill)
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4232
Wild stories
Meet the inhabitants of the house called fourteen and its overgrown garden. To name just a few, there's Sid the mosquito exploring the delights of the house, and Derek the rat who is sniffing out old socks for supper. Ethel the chicken is trying to persuade the world she's not an orange, while Arnold the mouse spends more time in the trap than out of it.
ISBN 9781864718263
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2010
Thompson, Colin
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618972
Wombat, Mudlark & other stories
From a falling star to a lonely whale, an entertaining lizard to an enterprising penguin, these Indigenous stories are full of wonder, adventure and enduring friendships. Told in the style of traditional teaching stories, these animal tales take young readers on adventures of self-discovery and fulfillment.
ISBN 9781925815818
Publisher Fremantle Press, 2019
Milroy, Helen
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Yucky, disgustingly gross, icky short stories: Barf blast
A fun, barf-filled action-packed, seriously gross book by the author of the '''Freaky''' series So you know all of those really yucky disgusting and gross, icky things that we talked about in Book One? Well, guess what? There's more disturbingly gross stuff that your parents don't like talking about in Book Two! For example, if you "upchuck," will it land on your head? And where does your nose go when it runs? How did a "streaker" end up in the book?
ISBN 9781925675245
Publisher Big Sky Publishing, 2018
Berran, Susan
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