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Challenge Level : K-2 Challenge Level : 3-4 Challenge Level : 5-6 Challenge Level : 7-9
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15202
About this little devil and this little fella
This greedy little fella just can't stop eating honey and won't go home with his mother. The grumpy little devil is nearby chopping wood to make a fire to cook his dinner. But first, he has to catch it.
ISBN 9781875641420
Publisher Magabala Books, 1999
Barunga, Albert & Mueche, Stephen & Dowling, Julie (ill)
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Advance Australia fair
Classic Australian artworks add depth to the words of Advance Australia Fair. The first two verses are beautifully presented.
ISBN 9780207185991
Publisher HarperCollins Australia, 2002
McCormick, Peter Dodds (comp)
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Adventures of the muddle-headed wombat, The
The first adventure of the muddle-headed wombat and his further adventures at school, on holiday and in the tree-tops with his friends, a tiny, practical mouse and a vain, neurotic, tabby cat, combined in one book.
ISBN 9780207167416
Series Muddle-headed wombat series (12 of 14)
Publisher Angus & Robertson (HarperCollins), 1990
Park, Ruth & Young, Noela (ill)
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22436
All set for the big wet
The ants come scurrying one by one. Quickly, they're followed by swooping barn owls, trundling wombats, jumping kangaroos, striding brolgas and other favourite Australian animals, all in their race to get to the ark before the flood.
ISBN 9780734411969
Publisher Hachette Children's Books, 2011
Foot, Mandy
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Amy and the Wilpena flood
Amy and her friends take an exciting time travel adventure with the help of a rainbow necklace. After finding a map of South Australia with a mysterious location, the necklace takes them to Wilpena Pound in the early 1900s. Here they meet Jessie Hill, whose family is threatened by a disastrous flood. The girls learn about courage and the value of true friendship.
ISBN 9781921632358
Publisher Wombat Books, 2013
Bouma, Claudia
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7906
Audrey goes to town
Audrey can't wait to get to the tiny town of Beltana. It's full of amazing things like trains, glass windows and a shop that sells lollies. But, when Mum gets sick, Audrey and her little brother, Dougie, must stay alone with Mrs Paterson, a strict old lady who looks like a burnt stick. Audrey starts to think that even a town full of people can't stop you feeling lonely.
ISBN 9781921272677
Series Audrey series (2 of 3)
Publisher Little Hare Books, 2009
Harris, Christine & James, Ann (ill)
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Audrey of the outback
Audrey lives in the remote outback with her family. Her life is hard and lonely while Dad is away working. Audrey does extra jobs to help her Mum but hates cleaning out the chook pen or helping with the long drop dunny. Audrey and her friend, Stumpy, ponder important questions like whether she should be a girl or a man, and whether it would be better to be a sheep or a cow.
ISBN 9781921272189
Series Audrey series (1 of 3)
Publisher Little Hare Books, 2008
Harris, Christine & James, Ann (ill)
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Audrey series
An Australian series, set in the 1930s, about a little girl with an inquiring mind and a lively imagination. 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 Audrey series (3 books)
Harris, Christine & James, Ann (ill)
No book cover.
65874
Audrey's big secret
Audrey knows only too well the importance of family and what it means to be apart from those you love. But, in order to protect her friend, Audrey will need to keep the truth from her parents. She is torn between keeping a promise and telling the truth. Choices are never easy, especially when someone could be hurt.
ISBN 9781921272530
Series Audrey series (3 of 3)
Publisher Little Hare Books, 2009
Harris, Christine & James, Ann (ill)
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58782
Aussie dog
Sophie wants a dog. Not just any dog, but a proper Aussie Outback dog. She doesn't want a dog like Boris, who can't even run after sticks. But sometimes the best dog is the dog that needs you.
ISBN 9781862918689
Series Mates - great Australian yarns series (27 books)
Publisher Omnibus Books, 2011
Nilsson, Eleanor & Norling, Beth (ill)
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6887
Aussie night before Christmas, An
Christmas in the middle of an Australian summer means Santa has to find new ways to deliver his presents.
ISBN 9781865046532
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2005
Morrison, Yvonne & Niland, Kilmeny (ill)
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4078
Ava and Angus: Showtime
Ava and Angus are off to the Doolimba show, with its fun rides and lots of cute animals. But, when the daring twins, Donna and Danny Donnelly, tempt Ava to sneak into the animals' shed at night time, dozens of prize animals escape their pens. Ava and Angus' delightful trip has turned into a disaster. The Donnelly twins might own up. If not, Ava and Angus will take all the blame.
ISBN 9781743628584
Series Ava Anne Appleton series (4 of 4)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2015
Harmer, Wendy & Edmonds, Andrea (ill)
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Ava Anne Appleton 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 Ava Anne Appleton series (4 books)
Harmer, Wendy & Edmonds, Andrea (ill)
No book cover.
5379
Ava Anne Appleton: Catching a wave
Ava Anne Appleton continues her road trip adventures and the next stop is the beach. When she meets a new friend who needs her help, Ava's courage is tested to overcome her fears.
ISBN 9781743622353
Series Ava Anne Appleton series (3 of 4)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2014
Harmer, Wendy & Edmonds, Andrea (ill)
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Ava Anne Appleton: Up and away
The Appleton family continue their road trip and Ava has found that being on the road is quite an adventure. But, when faced with going higher than she ever thought possible, Ava wonders if she will be up to this new adventure.
ISBN 9781743621813
Series Ava Anne Appleton series (2 of 4)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2014
Harmer, Wendy & Edmonds, Andrea (ill)
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6639
Barnesy
Hannaford's family loves naming things and now it's Hannaford's turn to name the baby lamb. He also invents something to help teach the mother sheep how to walk again.
ISBN 9781862918214
Series Mates - great Australian yarns series (27 books)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2010
Webster, Allayne & Jellett, Tom (ill)
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8954
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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1008
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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34631
Born to sing
Maddie loves to sing and make up new songs. Her favourite is her humpback whale song, so she is very excited when her Mum and Grandma promise to take her to Shark Bay to see the whales. When they set off in their car and rattly old caravan, it looks like they might not get there at all. But, with some help along the way, Maddie's dream might still come true.
ISBN 9781742991511
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2016
Morgan, Sally & Smith, Craig (ill)
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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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Bush holiday
Auntie Doreen is taking the kids on a real bush holiday, like they wouldn't believe.
ISBN 9781742990019
Series Mates - great Australian yarns series (27 books)
Publisher Omnibus Books, 2013
Norrington, Leonie & McKenna, Brenton E (ill)
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4371
Butti Butti bunyip, The
Nothing much ever happens in Butti Butti. That is, not until the huge hairy bunyip comes to town. Someone very brave will have to hunt it down.
ISBN 9781742991252
Series Mates - great Australian yarns series (27 books)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2015
Bates, Dianne & Holfield, Greg (ill)
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3386
Buzz off
Noor can't sleep. An annoying fly will not leave hime alone. Noor even thinks he can hear it talking. If only he knew how to get rid of flies.
ISBN 9781862918481
Series Mates - great Australian yarns series (27 books)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2011
Abdel-Fattah, Randa & McGuiness, Dan (ill)
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Captain Blunderbolt
Captain Blunderbolt is a hopeless bushranger. And, Alberta, Maudie and Tully think he reminds them of someone that they know.
ISBN 9781862918238
Series Mates - great Australian yarns series (27 books)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2011
Martin, Carol Ann & Morris, Loren (ill)
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4059

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Captain Jimmy Cook discovers X marks the spot
Captain Jimmy Cook knows even the greatest explorers have problems. To start with, everyone in the school wants to help with the Secret Dinosaur Dig, so it's just a matter of time before Ms Fennel puts a stop to everything. And also, a large smelly cat is sitting in the dinosaur hole. But Jimmy has found a map of the school with a great big giant X on it. And everyone knows what that means- treasure! Is Captain Jimmy Cook about to make the discovery of a lifetime (again)?
ISBN 9781760291945
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2017
Temple, Jol & Temple, Kate & Foye, Jon (ill)
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7586
Cat with the coloured tail, The
Mr Hooper and The Cat with the Coloured Tail travel through the countryside in their ice-cream van. They enjoy looking for heart shapes, and making people happy with their delicious moon-creams. But, a dark feeling is following the cat. Something is wrong. When the ice-cream van enters the forest, Mr Hooper and the cat realise the heart of the world is in danger. They must try and save it.
ISBN 9781922077400
Publisher Walker Books Australia Pty Ltd, 2015
Mears, Gillian & Dabarera, Dinalie (ill)
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7334
Chook shed snake
Mum's on to Dad again about the state of the chook yard. It's patched with sheets of old iron, a toilet pan, a tractor wheel and an old car bonnet. It's time to fix it up. But, the trouble that Dad's in with Mum is nothing compared to the mischief that a slithery, brown snake has in mind.
ISBN 9781862918115
Series Mates - great Australian yarns series (27 books)
Publisher Omnibus Books, 2009
Cummings, Phil & Holfeld, Greg (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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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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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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41157
Crikey
Everyone in the class at Yabby Creek school is bringing a pet to meet the famous TV star zoologist, Davina Dabchick. All except Joe who doesn't have a pet. That is, until he meets Crikey.
ISBN 9781862918245
Series Mates - great Australian yarns series (27 books)
Publisher Omnibus Books, 2010
Carroll, Jane & Carroll, Zannah & Edser, Chris (ill)
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15433
Croc on the loose
Crocodiles haven't been seen in Curlew Creek for years, so Sam is surprised and excited when his dog finds a baby croc. What is he going to do with it? His mum tells him to take it out of the bath, his dad tells him to put it back in the creek.
ISBN 9781877073137
Publisher Word Weavers Press, 2004
Baldwin, Grace MacDonald
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8562
Crooked Mick
Crooked Mick can do anything, even ride lighning bolts bareback. There's no-one else like him in the Outback. And, he can turn up anywhere, at any time.
ISBN 9781862918153
Series Mates - great Australian yarns series (27 books)
Publisher Omnibus Books, 2010
Luckett, Dave & Joyner, Andrew (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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8141
Cyclone fever
Danny and his Mum and Dad don't think a Category 1 cyclone is anything to worry about. But, Gran remembers. She knows what to do, just in case.
ISBN 9781742991030
Series Mates - great Australian yarns series (27 books)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2015
Morgan, Sally & Norling, Beth (ill)
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4811

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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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6449
Deliverance of the dancing bears, The
Appalled by the sight of a beautiful bear condemned to a life of cruelty and deprivation, old Yusuf spends all his hard-earned savings to release the bear.
ISBN 9781875560370
Publisher University of Western Australia Press, 1994
Stanley, Elizabeth
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31447
Dog emergency, The
When Dillon and his brother, Ryan, find a cattle dog in town that has hurt his leg, they decide to take him to the nursing station for first aid. They know Mum won't take him in because she is still upset about losing the family dog, Buster. The stray dog needs an operation and the boys try to earn the money to pay for it. When it looks as if they can claim him for themselves, the owner returns.
ISBN 9781742991351
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2016
Morgan, Sally & Smith, Craig (ill)
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4742
Dog's tale, A
Michael wants a dog. His mum and dad say no. No way. Never. they say dogs smell and get under your feet. But Michael is never going to give up. Ever.
ISBN 9781742991399
Series Mates - great Australian yarns series (27 books)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2017
Jonsberg, Barry & Jellet, Tom (ill)
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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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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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49269
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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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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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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46435
Goannas of no 1 Martin Place, The
Moreton lives happily with his Go-ma and Go-pa in the Botanic Gardens in Sydney. However, because of the increasing human population, Moreton's dad decides to search for a new family home, which must be up high, away from humans and in a sunny location. Moreton thinks his new home is perfect but he had not counted on the feral Pitt Street Cat.
ISBN 9780733324987
Publisher ABC Books, 2010
Steggall, Vicki & Snell, Danny (ill)
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1989
Going bush with Grandpa
Pete and his Grandpa are heading off on a camping trip to prospect for gold. Maybe they will find enough gold so they can go on a big city holiday. But, first, Pete has to survive Grandpa's cooking.
ISBN 9781742990262
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2014
Morgan, Sally & Kwaymullina, Ezekiel
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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.
22969
Great barbie disaster, The
Dad loves to make things. So, when Mum wants a new barbecue, Dad gets to work. Then, they have a weekend barbie that no one will ever forget.
ISBN 9781742991245
Series Mates - great Australian yarns series (27 books)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2016
Ingram, Tania & Miesen, Christina (ill)
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10770
Hanging out
When cousin, Weston, from Sydney is coming to stay, Ben is worried. He's told a lot of fibs about his life in Melbourne and Weston is about to find out.
ISBN 9781862918290
Series Mates - great Australian yarns series (27 books)
Publisher Omnibus Books, 2010
Bateson, Catherine & Carruthers, Adam (ill)
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26175
How to talk to a frill-neck lizard
Tarantula is the fastest lizard that Bern and Cody have ever seen. But, that doesn't mean he can win the big race. Not without Cody's secret weapon.
ISBN 9781862918146
Series Mates - great Australian yarns series (27 books)
Publisher Omnibus Books, 2010
Moloney, James & Linehan, Simone (ill)
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Jack Russell, dog detective 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 Jack Russell, dog detective series (12 books)
Odgers, Darrel & Sally & Dawson, Janine (ill)
No book cover.
22479
Jack Russell, dog detective: the blue stealer
When someone starts stealing humans' special things, Sarge is on the case. But when dogs' special things, such as Foxie's old boot and the Squekes' plastic chop are stolen, that's a job for Jack Russell.
ISBN 9781741691016
Series Jack Russell, dog detective series (10 of 12)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2008
Odgers, Darrel & Sally & Dawson, Janine (ill)
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Jaleesa the emu
Jaleesa thinks something is waiting for her in the mysterious land at the back of her great-grandmother's house. This story within a story involves the spirits of the animals, and in particular, the emu.
ISBN 9780141306315
Series Aussie bites (84 books)
Publisher Penguin, 2001
Kerr, Nola & Brindle, Susannah & Charles, Craig (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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Kaboom kid, The : Keep it down
The worst thing in the world has happened. Davey and his friends have a big match and their teammates are falling like flies. And Mo Clouter, the school bully who hates cricket, wants to play. Luckily, a new kid at school just happens to be an ace player. Tay Tui is an awesome wicketkeeper but she won't stop singing while she plays, and it's so distracting. Then, more disaster. Davey's in trouble again and on detention for the match.
ISBN 9781925030822
Series The kaboom kid series (5 books)
Publisher Simon & Schuster (Australia) Limited, 2015
Warner, David & McGee, J V & Faber, Jules (ill)
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20069
Kaboom Kid, The: Big switch, The
Davey Warner is passionate about cricket, his mates at school and their cricket team, the Sandhill Sluggers. His bat is named Kaboom and his dog is Max, who helps the team practise. He's an expert at catching them out. On the first day back at school, Davey gets detention because of the bully Mo Clouter. But, this leads to a light bulb moment for Davey and he comes up with a way to win the next two critical cricket matches.
ISBN 9781925030785
Series The kaboom kid series (5 books)
Publisher Simon & Schuster (Australia) Limited, 2014
Warner, David & McGee, J V & Faber, Jules (ill)
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Kaboom kid, The: Hit for six
Davey Warner bets his friend, Sunil, half his birthday money-bought lollies that he can hit six sixes in the upcoming battle against their club rivals for the number one spot on the ladder. But, Davey forgets to hand in his assignment on lawn bowls, which just happens to be the favourite sport of his Year 6 teacher, Mr Mudge. So, Davey is banned from playing cricket until it's done.
ISBN 9781925030846
Series The kaboom kid series (5 books)
Publisher Simon & Schuster (Australia) Limited, 2015
Warner, David & Black, J S & Faber, Jules (ill)
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Kaboom kid, The: Home and away
Davey and his friends in the South East Slammers rep team travel to the country for the weekend for a match against the dreaded North-West Whackers. But not only is their cranky Year 6 teacher, Mr Mudge, chaperoning the team, school bully Mo Clouter and his band of buffoons have suspiciously joined the cheerleading team for the away game. Then Davey discovers that Max, his cheeky fox terrier, has stowed away on the bus, and no motel will put them up with a stinky hound in tow, so they are forced to camp in a nearby paddock. Tents are torn, Max eats all the food, and someone is snoring so loudly that no one gets any sleep...
ISBN 9781925310337
Series The kaboom kid series (6 of 5)
Publisher Simon & Schuster (Australia) Limited, 2015
Warner, David & McGee, J V & Faber, Jules (ill)
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Kaboom Kid, The: Playing up
Davey lives for cricket but Mr Mudge, his teacher, doesn't think it's so great, especially after being donked on the head by a ball. He confiscates Davey's precious bat, Kaboom. And of course, a selector has turned up at training and Davey's hopeless without his special bat. When his older brother asks him to fill in on his team for a big match, Davey is ecstatic. But, he's got to get Kaboom back, somehow.
ISBN 9781925030808
Series The kaboom kid series (5 books)
Publisher Simon & Schuster, 2014
Warner, David & Black, J S & Faber, Jules (ill)
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Kaboom Kid, The: Test match
Davey Warner and his friends have a Test match planned. A whole weekend of cricket on the beach, playing against Shimmer Bay and their captain, Josh Jarrett, also known as Mr Perfect. But, when Davey and his friends hit the sand, they find they have to share it with some unexpected visitors. What's more, Shimmer Bay has a new opening batter, whom Josh calls his secret weapon, and he looks a lot like Davey.
ISBN 9781925368185
Series The kaboom kid series (5 books)
Publisher Simon & Schuster, 2016
Warner, David & Black, J S & Faber, Jules (ill)
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97040
Losers
The wiggly worms will probably never ever beat the rotten rats. But, they always pick up their orange peels.
ISBN 9781862918511
Series Mates - great Australian yarns series (27 books)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2011
Deeves, Pauline & Carruthers, Adam (ill)
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Losing Reuben
There are so many kids in Reuben's family that his mum has to count them so no one gets left behind.
ISBN 9781742990224
Series Mates - great Australian yarns series (27 books)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2013
Norrington, Leonie & Norling, Beth
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Mates - great Australian yarns series
Lively, cheeky Australian 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 Mates - great Australian yarns series (27 books)
Various
No book cover.
2971
Matty's comeback
Matty loves football. He's South Sydney's number one fan and the star scorer in his own local team. He knows he can help his team to the semifinals and beyond. But, things don't go to plan and now it seems Matty won't be able to help his team to victory after all. But, help can come from surprising places and people.
ISBN 9781760152031
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2016
Heiss, Anita
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9378
Min Min, The
The warm and humorous story of a family in an isolated community. Dad tells lots of scary stories but one night he scares himself.
ISBN 9780975064047
Publisher Indij Readers, 2003
Kelly, Joy & Russell, Shane
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More adventures of the muddle-headed wombat
The adventures of the muddle-headed wombat on a rainy day, in the snow, in springtime and on the river combined in one book.
ISBN 9780207142611
Series Muddle-headed wombat series (13 of 14)
Publisher Angus & Robertson (HarperCollins), 1980
Park, Ruth & Young, Noela (ill)
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44914
Muddle-headed wombat and the bush band, The
The muddle-headed wombat and his friends, a tiny, practical mouse and a vain, neurotic, tabby cat make music together.
ISBN 9780207124334
Series Muddle-headed wombat series (9 of 14)
Publisher Angus & Robertson (HarperCollins), 1973
Park, Ruth & Young, Noela (ill)
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44918
Muddle-headed wombat and the invention, The
The irresistible muddle-headed wombat and his friends, a tiny, practical mouse and a vain, neurotic, tabby cat have an invention. But, you will have to read the story to find out who invented it, and exactly what the invention is.
ISBN 9780207132322
Series Muddle-headed wombat series (10 of 14)
Publisher Angus & Robertson (HarperCollins), 1975
Park, Ruth & Young, Noela (ill)
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44756
Muddle-headed wombat at school, The
The irresistible, muddle-headed wombat and his friends, a good-natured, practical mouse and a vain, neurotic tabby cat, go to school.
ISBN 9780207123634
Series Muddle-headed wombat series (4 of 14)
Publisher Educational Press, 1966
Park, Ruth & Young, Noela (ill)
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44802
Muddle-headed wombat in the snow, The
The irresistible, muddle-headed wombat and his friends, a practical mouse and a vain, neurotic tabby cat, have fun in the snow.
ISBN 9780207945045
Series Muddle-headed wombat series (5 of 14)
Publisher Educational Press, 1966
Park, Ruth & Young, Noela (ill)
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44903
Muddle-headed wombat in the springtime
The irresistible, muddle-headed wombat and his mates, a practical, little mouse and a vain, neurotic tabby cat, welcom in the springtime.
ISBN 9780855550004
Series Muddle-headed wombat series (7 of 14)
Publisher Educational Press, 1970
Park, Ruth & Young, Noela (ill)
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10814
Muddle-headed wombat in the treetops
The irresistible wombat and his mates, a good-natured, practical mouse and a vain, neurotic tabby cat, have more adventures.
ISBN 9780855550035
Series Muddle-headed wombat series (3 of 14)
Publisher Educational Press, 1964
Park, Ruth & Young, Noela (ill)
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45053
Muddle-headed wombat is very bad, The
The irresistible, muddle-headed wombat can be a little naughty because he is so forgetful but his friends, a tiny, practical mouse and a vain, neurotic tabby cat, would be surprised if he behaved very badly.
ISBN 9780207141515
Series Muddle-headed wombat series (14 of 14)
Publisher Angus & Robertson (HarperCollins), 1981
Park, Ruth & Young, Noela (ill)
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44937
Muddle-headed wombat on clean up day, The
The irresistible muddle-headed wombat and his friends, a tiny, practical mouse and a vain, neurotic, tabby cat are going to have very busy day helping with the big clean up.
ISBN 9780207132766
Series Muddle-headed wombat series (11 of 14)
Publisher Angus & Robertson (HarperCollins), 1976
Park, Ruth & Young, Noela (ill)
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2976
Muddle-headed wombat on holiday, The
The irresistible muddle-headed wombat and his mates, a good-natured, practical mouse and a vain, neurotic tabby cat, are on holiday.
ISBN 9780207130748
Series Muddle-headed wombat series (2 of 14)
Publisher Educational Press, 1964
Park, Ruth & Young, Noela (ill)
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44905
Muddle-headed wombat on the river, The
The muddle-headed wombat and his friends, a practical, little mouse and a vain, neurotic, tabby cat, have fun on the river.
ISBN 9780207121418
Series Muddle-headed wombat series (8 of 14)
Publisher Educational Press, 1971
Park, Ruth & Young, Noela (ill)
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Muddle-headed wombat 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 Muddle-headed wombat series (14 books)
Park, Ruth & Young, Noela (ill)
No book cover.
45054
Muddle-headed wombat stays at home, The
The last recorded adventure of the irresistible muddle-headed wombat and his friends, a tiny, practical mouse and a vain, neurotic, tabby cat.
ISBN 9780207144516
Series Muddle-headed wombat series (15 of 14)
Publisher Angus & Robertson (HarperCollins), 1982
Park, Ruth & Young, Noela (ill)
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2977
Muddle-headed wombat, The
The delightful adventures of the lovabubble wombat and his friends, Mouse and Tabby, are put together in one book.
ISBN 9780207167331
Series Muddle-headed wombat series (1 of 14)
Publisher HarperCollins Australia, 1990
Park, Ruth & Young, Noela (ill)
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5519

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Olivia's secret scribbles: My new best friend
I have so many super-amazing and imporatant things to write about! I'll tell you all about them. I've got a brand-new bedroom - yay! My best friend Lucy moved away last week and I really miss her. I'm planning lots of cool inventions (I'm pretty sure some will work too!) Someone keeps sneaking into my room but I don't know who! There's a new girl at school called Matilda. She looks fun . . . but why does she act so mysteriously all the time??? I'm going to find out exactly what's going on!
ISBN 9781760277062
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2018
Costain, Meredith & McDonald, Danielle (ill)
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One more friend
Starting at a new school is scary. It's lucky then that Jack knows how to make people laugh. But, not everyone finds him funny so Jack has to think of another way.
ISBN 9781742991184
Series Mates - great Australian yarns series (27 books)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2016
Condon, Bill & Gifford, Lucinda (ill)
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15511
Our rooster, Jack
The children tease Jack, the pet rooster, and complain about the way he chases and pecks them until the day Jack is no longer with them. A childhood recollection of an indigenous family.
ISBN 9780975686065
Publisher Indij Readers, 2004
Dodd-Farrawell, Kathryn & Russell, Jason
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Pangkarlangu and the lost child, The
When a small boy ignores his parents' advice, he becomes separated from them and meets a huge, wild-eyed, knotty-haired Pangkarlangu, a monster known to the Warlpiri people.
ISBN 9781876288273
Publisher Working Title Press, 2002
Napurrurla, Molly Tasman & Nicholls, Christine (ed)
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Rainbow, The
A nostalgic Australian story of friendship. This is a gentle tale of a girl, her brother and his best mate, who build a boat to sail down the creek one Sunday.
ISBN 9780734401755
Publisher Thomas C Lothian Pty Ltd, 2001
Crew, Gary & Rogers, Gregory
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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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12467
Shack that dad built, The
Elaine Russell's dad built the family shack just outside the Aboriginal mission at La Perouse in Sydney. The life of an indigenous kid on the urban fringes with memories from happy ones like hunting for bush tucker to her saddest Christmas ever.
ISBN 9781877003486
Publisher Little Hare Books, 2004
Russell, Elaine
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Sheila the heeler
Sheila the blue heeler is the smartest dog in town, so when her master Old Ben goes missing, she turns to the Aussie Angels. They are baffled until Mike discovers some old caves and an underground river that may unravel the mystery.
ISBN 9780733612121
Publisher Hodder Headline Australia Pty Ltd, 2000
Clark, Margaret
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12402
Show and tell
Six little, bilby babies go to school for 'show and tell' and escape. If Tommy didn't know all their personalities so well, the children in his class would never have been able to find them.
ISBN 9780143300298
Series Aussie nibbles (51 books)
Publisher Penguin, 2003
Dawe, Bruce & McLean, Andrew (ill)
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30849
Smartest dog of all
Wit is a good and really smart dog who likes to be included in whatever is going on. When it's his owner's birthday party, Wit does not like to be left out.
ISBN 9781862918108
Series Mates - great Australian yarns series (27 books)
Publisher Omnibus Books, 2009
Horrocks, Ian & Degennaro, Sue (ill)
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3801

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Snow man and the seven ninjas
Don't worry! This isn't the story of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs that has bored children for years. This disgusting and completely awesome retelling of the classic tale brings the story to life for a whole new generation of blood thirsty, booger hunters!
ISBN 9781743811696
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2017
Cosgrove, Matt
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6827
Spud & Charli
Charli is at riding camp, where her dream is about to come true. She will finally learn to ride a real, live horse. But, Instead of riding the beautiful palomino Razz, Charli is stuck with the massive, retired racehorse, named Spud. And Charli is worried about the bats that fill the night sky. Riding camp isn't turning out the way Charli planned, especially when she finds herself in the middle of a life-threatening disaster.
ISBN 9780702250187
Publisher University of Queensland Press, 2015
Wheeler, Samantha
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Stolen girl
When a young girl is taken from all that she knows and loves, she dreams of how she will return to the life she had to leave behind. The book follows one girl who was taken from her home and placed in a children's home. Australian Government policy at the time removed one hundred thousand Aboriginal children who are known as the Stolen Generation.
ISBN 9781921248252
Publisher Magabala Books, 2011
Saffioti, Trina & MacDonald, Norma
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The kaboom kid 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 The kaboom kid series (5 books)
Various
No book cover.
4603
Thorpey
It's hard being a good pet owner. And, when your pet is a Comet fish called Thorpey, which should be swimming around very fast but is floating upside down, it's even harder. Only little sister, Annie, knows for sure what's wrong with Thorpey.
ISBN 9781862918085
Series Mates - great Australian yarns series (27 books)
Publisher Omnibus Books, 2009
Starke, Ruth & Jardine, Katie (ill)
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4489
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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7178
Tomato sauce, of course
Tammy is obsessed with Aussie Tomato Sauce. The company closes down and in her hunt to stock up on as many bottles as possible, lands in a yucky situation.
ISBN 9781862918801
Series Mates - great Australian yarns series (27 books)
Publisher Omnibus Books, 2010
Simons, Moya & Grimwade, Jim (ill)
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Tommy Bell Bushranger Boy 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 Tommy Bell Bushranger Boy series NEW SERIES 2018 (3 books)
Various
No book cover.
31857

New
Tommy Bell: Shoot-out at the rock
Tommy Bell has been sent to work on his grandparents' farm for the school holidays. He thinks he is being punished for his bad behaviours and doesn't want to go. But when he discovers an old bushranger's hat hidden in a cave, everything changes. Suddenly he is sent back to the gold rush days and finds himself face-to-face with the bushranger Captain Thunderbolt! At first, the life of a bushranger seems full of thrills and adventure. But Tommy soon learns that it is full of danger as well...
ISBN 9781925275940
Series Tommy Bell Bushranger Boy series NEW SERIES 2018 (3 books)
Publisher Big Sky Publishing, 2016
Smith, Jane
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4733

New
Tommy Bell: The gold escort gang
When Tommy Bell finds himself caught in a struggle between two friends, he decides to take a break from it all and escape...back to 1862! Tommy's magic cabbage-tree hat sends him back once again to the gold rush days, when he stumbles into more trouble than he left behind. Face-to-face with the dangerous Frank Gardiner and his mates Flash Jack and Ben Hall, Tommy learns about the value of true friendship...and about how it feels to be part of one of most infamous robberies in Australia's history!
ISBN 9781925520217
Series Tommy Bell Bushranger Boy series NEW SERIES 2018 (3 books)
Publisher Big Sky Publishing, 2017
Smith, Jane
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44450

New
Tommy Bell: The horse thief
Tommy Bell is happy when the popular new kid at school wants him to join his gang, but his new friend is trouble. Turns out he's not half as much trouble as the bushranger that Tommy meets when his magic hat takes him back to the gold rush days. Tommy find himself in the middle of a horse robbery, a police chase and a prison escape!
ISBN 9781925520064
Series Tommy Bell Bushranger Boy series NEW SERIES 2018 (3 books)
Publisher Big Sky Publishing, 2016
Smith, Jane
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62395
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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31096
Wombat and the Grand Poohjam
The Grand Poohjam of Stink'um knows exactly how to make kids do as they are told. That is, before the Princess of O'Straylia arrives in his court with her pet wombat.
ISBN 9781862918092
Series Mates - great Australian yarns series (27 books)
Publisher Omnibus Books, 2009
French, Jackie & Marlton, Andrew (ill)
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4922
Wombat chronicles, The
The wombats of the We Work Wonders Earthmoving Company have, amongst their employees, emus who try very hard to please and frogs who take industrial action.
ISBN 9781862914537
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2001
Syme, Marguerite Hann
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2102
Wombatman and the veggie patch vandals
Noseville Public School has a school veggie patch cared for by the school's environmental group and the school's two resident wombats. When the beautiful produce begins to disappear at an alarming rate the wombats are considered the prime suspects, with the principal demanding their removal. It is up to the wombats themselves to solve the mystery and retain their home.
ISBN 9781921928628
Publisher Little Steps Publishing, 2013
Mike, Ferguson & Ryan, Steph
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9373
You and me Murrawee
The river links the present with the past, as the narrator recreates her own past and the experiences of Murrawee, her 'elder sister', living on the banks two hundred years ago.
ISBN 9780670883707
Publisher Penguin, 1999
Hashmi, Kerri & Marshall, Kerri
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84304
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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4777
You turkeys
Jake and Anna's dad loves his neat, orderly garden. So do the scrub turkeys. Dad devises various plans to rid the garden of the turkeys but Anna thinks they should share it.
ISBN 9781862918160
Series Mates - great Australian yarns series (27 books)
Publisher Omnibus Books, 2010
Bauer, Michael, Gerard & Ziersch, Nahum (ill)
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