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660416
100 ways to fly
In 100 Ways to Fly you'll find a poem for every mood - poems to make you laugh, feel silly or to twist your tongue, to make you courageous enough for a new adventure or to help you soar.
ISBN 9780702262500
Publisher University of Queensland Press, 2019
Taylor, Michelle
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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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552
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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Albatross, The
On Macquarie Island, in the Southern Ocean far below Tasmania, the sea-birds throng; petrels, penguins, shearwaters, skuas. But rarest of all, the Wandering Albatross, wondrous master of the sky and sea. Yet there is blood and death in the water, and for one priceless breeding pair, the dangers gather.
ISBN 9780994611840
Publisher Bullawai Books, 2020
Pickworth, Bruce & Robertson, Lorraine (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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Amazing Australian road trip, An
Come on an amazing Aussie road trip with our family as we go on a quest to find a scenic spot to have a picnic and wish aunty a happy 60th birthday. We will discover many amazing sites as we travel around Australia. Will Aunty choose your favourite spot and have the best birthday ever?
ISBN 9781760650766
Publisher Walker Books, 2021
Hosking, Jackie & Vamos, Lesley (ill)
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Amazing Australian women
In this book you'll meet twelve amazing Australian women who have changed the world, in small ways and large. Some of them are world famous, like Annette Kellerman and Nellie Melba. Some of them are famous in Australia, like Mary Reibey and Edith Cowan. And all of them deserve to be famous, and admired. They represent the warriors, artists, business owners, scientists, singers, politicians, actors, athletes, adventurers, activists and innovators of Australia.
ISBN 9780734418456
Publisher Lothian Books, 2018
Freeman, Pamela & Beer, Sophie (ill)
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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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Andy Web: Artist
Andy Web studied Art at the National Gallery. It was his dream to exhibit there one day. How will he ever achieve his dream? Join Andy, the original artist-in-residence, as he gets up close and personal with the great masters to learn all he can about art.
ISBN 9780992491758
Publisher Melbournestyle, 2017
Coote, Maree
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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
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 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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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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Aussie kids series
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Series Aussie kids series (99 books)
Various
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723944
Aussie Kids: Meet Dooley on the Farm
Hi! I'm Dooley My cousin is visiting our farm. We'll swim in the river, feed the calves and collect berries. But best of all, we're going to sleep out in the barn!
ISBN 9781760893682
Series Aussie kids series (99 books)
Publisher Penguin, 2020
Odgers, Sally & Booth, Christina
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Aussie kids: Meet Eve in the outback
Eve's address is the 'Nowhere Roadhouse' on the loneliest road in Western Australia. She doesn't get many visitors. But her Nan and cousin Will are coming from Perth to visit. Perth is a world away which is fourteen hours in Eve's time. Nan had enjoyed her last trip. But Eve was excited and worried. Would Will enjoy the visit?
ISBN 9781760894108
Series Aussie kids series (99 books)
Publisher Puffin Australia, 2020
Caisley, Raewyn & Blair, Karen
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Aussie kids: Meet Katie at the beach
Katie has a wobbly tooth that won't fall out. A fun day at the beach with her family is just what she needs.
ISBN 9781760893675
Series Aussie kids series (99 books)
Publisher Puffin Australia, 2020
Johnson, Rebecca & Masciullo, Lucia (ill)
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Aussie Kids: Meet Matilda at the Festival
Hi! I'm Matilda! Today there's a festival at the Japanese Embassy. That's where my friend Hansuke lives. We'll have lots of fun. But Hansuke is going back to Japan soon. How will I be able to say goodbye?
ISBN 9781760894511
Series Aussie kids series (99 books)
Publisher Penguin, 2020
de Rose-Ahern, Jacqueline & McCartney, Tania
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Aussie kids: Meet Mia by the jetty
Hi! I'm Mia Jim is coming to stay with us soon. I want to show him the jetty, beach and island. But I don't want my bossy sister Alice to take over. So I have a plan . . .
ISBN 9781760893668
Series Aussie kids series (99 books)
Publisher Penguin, 2020
Brian, Janeen & Snell, Danny
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Aussie kids: Meet Sam at the mangrove creek
Come on an adventure with Aussie Kids and meet Sam from the Northern Territory.
ISBN 9781760894122
Series Aussie kids series (99 books)
Publisher Penguin, 2020
Seden, Paul & McKenna, Brenton
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Aussie Kids: Meet Taj at the lighthouse
Taj has had a long journey to move to Australia. It was hard for his family, his Dad couldn't get work, they didn't speak English, they were different. Slowly they begin to settle into their new country and eventually start to find a home.
ISBN 9781760894528
Series Aussie kids series (99 books)
Publisher Puffin Australia, 2020
Beneba Clarke, Maxine & Greenberg, Nikki
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Aussie kids: Meet Zoe and Zac at the zoo
Come on an adventure with Aussie Kids and meet Zoe and Zac from New South Wales.
ISBN 9781760893651
Series Aussie kids series (99 books)
Publisher Puffin Australia, 2020
Murrell, Belinda & Hardy, David
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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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Australia illustrated
This is a small slice of Australia as you've never seen it before. Spend time looking and find out what makes Australia so great.
ISBN 9781925335880
Publisher EK Books, 2018
McCartney, Tania
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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
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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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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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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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751100

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Beneath the trees
Cam and Sophie feel like they've been travelling forever to get to the rainforest to see a platypus. But with the rain pouring down and the river turning wild they can't see a thing. Until suddenly a platypus appears right below them, and it needs help. But when their rescue goes horribly wrong, it's not just the platypus that needs saving.
ISBN 9781760990411
Publisher Fremantle Press, 2021
Burne, Cristy
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Bessie's war
Bessie is cross. Everyone else seems to have a role to play in the war effort and she wants to help too. But what can a young girl in Australia do to help the soldiers all the way over in Europe?
ISBN 9781922081667
Publisher Windy Hollow Books, 2017
Bell, Krista & Elliot, Belinda (ill)
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Big bad bushranger
A clever wombat is the perfect bushranger. He knows the best hiding spots in New South Wales.
ISBN 9781862918016
Series Great Australian yarns series (7 books)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2009
Brown, Bob & Wood, Ben (ill)
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696552
Bin chicken
The ibis is known in cities for its ability to pull snacks out of deep bins and to snatch up dropped chips. Some people might find them dirty. Other birds think them shameful, but find out why the ibis holds its head high.
ISBN 9781743830048
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2020
Temple, Kate & Jol & Ghosh, Ronojoy, (ill)
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Boat of stars, A
A collection of poetry from some of Australia's most talented authors and illustrators. There are poems about bed time, baths, brothers and kabooms to enchant and entertain children and adults.
ISBN 9780733337932
Publisher HarperCollins Australia, 2018
Connolly, Margaret & Prior, Natalie Jane
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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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751046

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Bushfire book, The: how to be aware and prepare
Australia is a big country with all sorts of weather and sometimes extreme weather, like bushfires. Bushfires can make a real mess of things. The air fills with smoke, the sky turns red and precious things burn. We don't need to be scared of bushfires, we just need to make sure we are ready for them. Learn about what causes bushfires, the clever people who keep an eye on them, and how to be prepared - not scared!
ISBN 9780734420077
Publisher Lothian Books, 2020
Marsden, Polly & Nixon, Chris (ill)
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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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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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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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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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Clever crow
Clever Crow is an endearing and witty tale that follows the exploits of a hungry and very clever crow. Crow searches in the bush for food but he can find none. It is only when he comes across people preparing for a ceremony that his luck changes. Crow spots a big turtle egg waiting to be cooked, and he cries out, 'Yummy, food for me!' But it is not an easy task stealing a turtle egg - even for a clever crow. Crow has to be more clever than he has ever been before! Children will love Bronwyn Bancrofts's distinctive illustrations, and how the Djambarrpuynu language translation - Yolnu language from North East Arnhem Land - is woven into the design.
ISBN 9781922142610
Publisher Magabala Books, 2018
Bancroft, Bronwyn & Lawrence, Nina (ill)
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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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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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Clue for Clara, A
Clara is not your average chicken. She wants to be a famous television detective. The only problem is this misfit hen needs a really big case for everyone to take her seriously.
ISBN 9781760877699
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2020
Tanner, Lian
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Daring Delly: Team tryouts
Delly is super sporty, and mad about BASKETBALL! When tryouts are called for a NEW local basketball team, Delly and his mates are determined to make the cut. But with footy training, tennis and school, will Delly have time to practise basketball? ABSOLUTELY. Delly is as daring as he is determined and hell do whatever it takes!
ISBN 9781743831922
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2019
Dellavedova, Matthew
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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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Dinosaur Cove 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 Dinosaur Cove series (13 books)
Stone, Rex & Spoor, Mike (ill)
No book cover.
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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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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Dry to dry: The seasons of Kakadu
In the tropical wetlands and escarpments of Kakadu National Park, the seasons move from dry to wet to dry again. Those seasons have shaped the astonishing variety of plants, animals, birds, insects ... migratory birds by the thousands, grasshoppers and owls, lizards and turtles, fruit bats and spear grass. And, gliding past them all in the rivers and waterholes, the long, sinuous shapes of crocodiles ...
ISBN 9781760650285
Publisher Walker Books, 2020
Freeman, Pamela & Anelli, Liz (ill)
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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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Dungzilla
Sally Tinker is pretty smart. She is not even twelve and she has created a machine that can both shrink and enlarge practically anything. Unfortunately, she has enlarged a dung beetle to a monstrous size and it is threatening to crush the whole town in a giant dung ball! Luckily her best friend is probably the worlds best biologist under the age of twelve and together they just might have a chance of stopping the beetle and saving the town.
ISBN 9781925164831
Series S Tinker Inc series NEW 2021 (4 books)
Publisher Fremantle Press, 2017
Topics / Graphic novels /
Foley, James
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Eco rangers 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 Eco rangers series (3 books)
Lemon-Scott, Candice & Aska (ill)
No book cover.
637999
Eco rangers: Microbat mayhem
The Eco Rangers, Ebony and Jay, are having so much fun at the local adventure park. But when they find two abandoned baby bats, they rescue them right away. Then they discover more microbats inside an old rollercoaster ride. Can the Eco Rangers save the animals in time before the ride is destroyed?
ISBN 9781925594829
Series Eco rangers series (3 books)
Publisher New Frontier Publishing, 2019
Lemon-Scott, Candice & Aska (ill)
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Eco rangers: WIldfire rescue
There's been a devastating wildfire and the bush creatures have been injured and lost their homes. The Eco Rangers, Ebony and Jay, are rescuing a possum with burned paws when they stumble across some mysterious strangers in the bush.
ISBN 9781925594904
Series Eco rangers series (3 books)
Publisher New Frontier Publishing, 2020
Lemon-Scott, Candice & Aska (ill)
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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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Fancy Nancy series
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Series Fancy Nancy series (16 books)
O'Connor, Jane & Preiss Glasser, Robin (ill)
No book cover.
585879
Fancy Nancy: It's backward day!
Why is everything topsy-turvy today? It's Backward Day at Fancy Nancy's school! Everyone is dressed for the occasion. When Ms. Glass can't think of any more backward ideas for the class, Nancy comes up with the perfect way to celebrate the day. Beginning readers will laugh along as Nancy and her friends do everything backward in this Fancy Nancy Level One I Can Read, perfect for children learning to sound out words and sentences.
ISBN 9780062269829
Series Fancy Nancy series (16 books)
Publisher HarperCollins Children's Books, 2016
O'Connor, Jane & Preiss Glasser, Robin (ill)
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660700
Fish kid and the mega manta ray
Holidays in Ningaloo are the best! Fish kid is back and he can't wait to show Emely around and test his new-found fish powers. But when a secret manta ray mission goes horribly wrong, Fish Kid finds himself in a terrifying tangle of trouble. He'll need more than fish powers to save himself this time.
ISBN 9781760651138
Publisher Walker Books, 2020
Howarth, Kylie
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Flapper, VC
Flapper is an Australian carrier pigeon during World War II. Sent off to war in the Pacific, Flapper is deep in the jungle on Manus Island, on patrol, when he has to evade enemy fire and deliver the message that will save the soldiers to whom Flapper has been assigned.
ISBN 9780734416759
Publisher Hachette Children's Books, 2017
Wilson, Mark
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43475
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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Funny thing happened to Simon Sidebottom, A: Too cool for school
Simon Sidebottom is back in the second book in this series. He is still having a very bad day. It's the first day back at school and Simon finds himself in all sorts of embarrassing situations. Principal Fart-Smell, Simon's teacher Miss Giraffe and the creepy cleaner all seem to be colluding to make his day even worse.
ISBN 9781743810392
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2018
Crumble, P & Rankine, Decan (ill)
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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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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
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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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570817
Great lizard trek, The
Rocky, an ornate dragon, lives on the granite rocks in the southwest of Australia. His ancestors have lived in this hot environment for around 10 million years, and for more than 60,000 years, they have lived alongside Indigenous Australians. Rocky's habitat is under threat, and his desert relatives in the north are facing challenges due to rising temperatures. Using his knowledge of Indigenous culture and language, along with Western science, The Great Lizard Trek follows Rocky in his journey to see what the future may bring.
ISBN 9781486308828
Publisher CSIRO, 2018
Bradshaw, Felicity & MacDonald, Norma (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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587720
Haunted by the insect army
When Jamie, Tom and Wanna decide to hunt for prehistoric minibeasts they get more than they bargained for. There are no such things as minibeasts in the Permian - just megabeasts! As the boys run away from the enormous dragonflies that are dive-bombing them, they find a cave to hide in. But what they don't realize is that the cave is home to a giant spider and they're caught in its web. Will the boys and Wanna be able to get free? There's not much time . . . as today is the day of the end-of-the-Permian mass extinction event!
ISBN 9780192756336
Series Dinosaur Cove series (24 of 13)
Publisher Oxford University Press, 2012
Stone, Rex & Spoor, Mike (ill)
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Holly Webb's kittens & puppies series
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Series Holly Webb's kittens & puppies series (32 books)
Webb, Holly & Williams, Sophy (ill)
No book cover.
586537
Homeless kitten, The
Lily and her family are going for a walk with their dog, Hugo, when Hugo sniffs out an amazing secret. A litter of kittens have been abandoned in the woods! Without their mother the kittens may not survive the night, so Lily's family take them in. Lily loves caring for the kittens - and even Hugo does his best to protect the new arrivals. But her little sister is afraid of cats and Lily knows all along that she won't be able to keep any of the kittens - even her favourite, the adorable Stanley. All too soon the time comes for them to go to new homes. How can Lily persuade her family that Stanley's perfect home is with her?
ISBN 9781847157836
Series Holly Webb's kittens & puppies series (37 of 32)
Publisher Little tiger press, 2017
Webb, Holly & Williams, Sophy (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
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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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2373
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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3151
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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660555
Juno Jones, Word Ninja
Juno Jones loves her school, but the men in suits want to close it down. There is only one way to save it READ! But Juno hates reading, to save her school Juno Jones will need to become a word ninja!
ISBN 9780994557094
Publisher Yellow Brick Books, 2019
Gordon, Kate & Flett, Sandy (ill)
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22155
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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9012
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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21218
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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5948
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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6738
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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20069
Kaboom Kid, The: The big switch
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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Koala roundup
"It's not a race!" puffed Harry. He was wrong, Jordan thought. It was a life and death race. When a bushfire threatens the Nullambine Koala Sanctuary, Mission Fox is on the case. It's a race against time, but with a little help from doggy friends both old and new, thirty koalas might just have a chance of survival . . .
ISBN 9780143306955
Series Mission Fox series (8 of 7)
Publisher Penguin, 2013
D'Ath, Justin & McKenzie, Heath (ill)
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Kookaburra
Kookaburra, her mate, and three children spend the day hunting for food, protecting their territory, and preparing for another nesting season. Spend the day learning about some of the habits of the laughing kookaburra and enjoying the beautiful oil paintings of life by the river.
ISBN 9781760651060
Publisher Walker Books, 2020
Saxby, Claire & Harricks, Tannya (ill)
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640229
Land of the Echidna people
Jadianta, Lande and Jalmor, children of the Kadimakara People, are lost - swept away from their home by a fierce storm. The children are now in the land of the Flying-fox people, a place filled with many brave warriors who are friends of the Kadimakara People, and home to the children's aunt, Kylie. But when Lande is bitten by a snake, it is fortunate that the children are reunited with their aunt as she helps to heal Lande's snake bite and prepare the children for the rest of their adventurous journey.
ISBN 9781460756614
Publisher Angus & Robertson (HarperCollins), 2019
Trezise, Percy & Lavis, Mary (ill)
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669522
Landing with wings
Miri has been on the move with her mother. She is trying to fit in and find her way in a new land. It's time to move again, she is going to miss the place she has been calling home. She arrives in her new house and discovers a new community, a new home, a new school and finds her way in this wonderful new land. She loves the natural world around her and learns from her neighbours and friends about the land and its animals and the local people who have lived here for thousands of years. Will this be the place that she can finally call home?
ISBN 9781760296957
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2020
Balla, Trace
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660430
Little Nic's big day
Nic is nervous about his first day. of school.. but with the help of his mum and a whole class of new friends, it might just be the best day ever.
ISBN 9781760876876
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2019
Naitanui, Nic & Anaya, Fatima (ill)
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Little Paws 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 Little Paws series (4 books)
Black, Jess
No book cover.
5327
Little paws: Goldie makes the grade
Guide Dog puppy Goldie has been with the Agresta family since she was eight weeks old. Now she's nearly fourteen months and it's almost time for her to leave and begin her final Guide Dog training. Abby is so proud of Goldie and is determined to make the most of the time they have left together. But when some cupcakes that Abby's mum has made for the school charity day go missing, it looks like Goldie is the most likely culprit! Can Abby clear Goldie's good name?
ISBN 9780143781837
Series Little Paws series (4 of 4)
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2017
Black, Jess
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5325
Little paws: Meg's big mystery
In Meg's Big Mystery, the second book in the Little Paws series, training of four-month-old Meg is going well until she becomes sick, and must stay in the veterinary hospital until her illness is diagnosed. Meg's young trainer, Lachie, decides to apply his school research assignment to the task of solving the mystery. With the help of his best mate, Lachie puts his best detective skills to the test, backtracking Meg's weekend activities.
ISBN 9780143781790
Series Little Paws series (2 of 4)
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2017
Black, Jess
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5326
Little paws: Ringo's road trip
Ringo's Road Trip, black Labrador pup Ringo joins April, Archie and their parents as the family embarks on a road trip for a beach holiday. The journey brings several new experiences for Ringo as he learns how to behave in the car, and how to adapt to unfamiliar environments. When Ringo and the children come face to face with a dangerous snake, the puppy shows he has what it takes to protect the humans in his care.
ISBN 9780143781813
Series Little Paws series (3 of 4)
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2017
Black, Jess
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5323
Little paws: Welcome home, Harley
Welcome Home, Harley, Lexie Walker sees an ad in the local paper calling for Puppy Raisers for Guide Dogs Australia. Before she knows it, the family has a new member, eight-week-old golden Labrador, Harley. The story is rich in information about puppy training and the benefits Guide Dogs bring to the community. The Walkers soon learn they need to make some adjustments to their own busy lives to make sure Harley is properly cared for.
ISBN 9780143781776
Series Little Paws series (1 of 4)
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2017
Black, Jess
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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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36508
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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Main Abija / My Grandad
A tribute to a much-loved grandfather, celebrating First Nations Australian culture, country and the circle of life. Told in Kriol and English. 'This book has the memories I had of my grandfather from when I was small until he left us. He taught me many things about culture and country. I'm happy to pass this story on to my family and to put it in this book.'
ISBN 9781760526030
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2021
Rogers, Karen
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Mates - great Australian yarns 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 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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Maxi the lifeguard series
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Series Maxi the lifeguard series (3 books)
Maxwell, Trent & Lawrence, David & Baldwin, Peter (ill)
No book cover.
588571
Maxi the Lifeguard: beach battle
Maxi is stoked to hear that Juniors from a British ocean swimming club are coming to visit Buckler. If the trip is a success, he and his mates will visit their club in England next year! Maxi is keen for it to be perfect, but someone sneaky is trying to wreck their plans and is writing mean lies online. Can Maxi patch things up before their beach rescue demonstration becomes a beach battle?
ISBN 9781925712612
Series Maxi the lifeguard series (3 books)
Publisher Affirm Press, 2019
Maxwell, Trent & Lawrence, David & Baldwin, Peter (ill)
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652678
Maxi the lifeguard: in deep water
Maxi joins Buckler Ocean Swimming Club to have a bit of fun with his mates. But then a big prize for the Junior Ocean Challenge is announced. The winner will get money for their club and a day with legendary lifeguard Mick Hawk! Maxi would do anything to win. Especially as it might help save Buckler. Will his hard work and determination pay off, or will Maxi's arch-enemy ruin his chances?
ISBN 9781925584967
Series Maxi the lifeguard series (3 books)
Publisher Affirm Press, 2018
Maxwell, Trent & Lawrence, David & Baldwin, Peter (ill)
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652695
Maxi the lifeguard: the stormy protest
When Maxi and his friends discover that someone has been dumping rubbish into the ocean near Bondi, they are furious. Who would do such a thing, and why won't anyone take them seriously when they report it? Luckily, Maxi has a plan - but exposing the polluter will hurt someone he cares about. Can Maxi find a way out of this messy situation?
ISBN 9781925584974
Series Maxi the lifeguard series (3 books)
Publisher Affirm Press, 2018
Maxwell, Trent & Lawrence, David & Baldwin, Peter (ill)
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5640
Message in a sock
Tammy is safe at home, but her heart is with her father at the warfront. While her mother knits socks for the soldiers, Tammy slips a message inside each pair. But will her one special message find her father, and bring him safely home?
ISBN 9781925227383
Publisher MidnightSun Publishing, 2018
Baillie, Kaye & Joy, Narelda (ill)
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Mighty Mitch series
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Series Mighty Mitch series (4 books)
Starc, Mitchell & Bunting, Philip (ill)
No book cover.
29839
Mighty Mitch! Clash of the keepers!
There is a new kid in town and he wants Mitch's wicketkeeping spot. The gloves are on! Get ready for a mighty Clash of the Keepers! Mitchell Starc and Marshall Spark have got loads in common. They both like keeping. They both like opening the batting. Even their names sound the same! So what's driving Mitch bananas?
ISBN 9781742769158
Series Mighty Mitch series (4 books)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2018
Starc, Mitchell & Bunting, Philip (ill)
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6783
Mighty Mitch! Day/night decider
Mitch Starc is facing his mightiest test yet. Lights on, fights on! Its time for the epic Day/Night Decider! Mitch is getting ready for the biggest game of his life. But Coach has a surprise in store for Mitch and his team: theyre going to be playing at night, under lights! And with a pink ball! So what else does Mitch have to deal with? The Wombats have just had the WORST TEAM PHOTO ever taken! Mitch has a cockroach ON HIS HEAD! His best mate is planning a party... and that means TROUBLE! Theres only ONE MORE GAME for Mitch to achieve his cricket dream. Can Mitch and his team end the season on a high?
ISBN 9781742769172
Series Mighty Mitch series (4 books)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2019
Starc, Mitchell & Bunting, Philip (ill)
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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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Mission Fox series
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Series Mission Fox series (7 books)
D'Ath, Justin & McKenzie, Heath (ill)
No book cover.
647142
Moonwalkers
When Apollo 11 blasts off for the moon, the whole world is watching. On the other side of the planet, Billy, Mickey and Buzz decide to be astronauts too. Dream astronaut dreams, and celebrate Australia's role in one of humanity's greatest achievements, the moon landing of 1969. Moonwalkers is a joyous story of imagination and play - the greatest bedtime story ever told.
ISBN 9780143793557
Publisher Penguin, 2019
Greenwood, Mark & Denton, Terry (ill)
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124303
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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660047
Mr Chicken all over Australia
Australia is big, but so is Mr Chicken. He can't wait to go everywhere, see everything and meet everyone. Luckily, a helpful marsupial from Tourist Information helps Mr Chicken organise his hectic itinerary. This book is dedicated to the many children, teachers and librarians Leigh Hobbs met as the 2016-2017 Australian Children's Laureate. Collect all of Mr Chicken's adventures: Mr Chicken Goes to Paris, Mr Chicken Lands on London and Mr Chicken Arriva a Roma.
ISBN 9781760296964
Series Mr Chicken series (4 books)
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2019
Hobbs, Leigh
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Mr Chicken 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 Mr Chicken series (4 books)
Hobbs, Leigh
No book cover.
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
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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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669567
Never forget
Commemorating the families who served and sacrificed in a war far from home, movingly illustrated with art inspired by original Anzac war artists. Never forget the sacrifice these soldiers made for our country.
ISBN 9781743835050
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2020
Hallifax, Clare & O'Carrigan, Simon (ill)
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28004
New kid, The: Unpopular me
No-one enjoys being the new kid at school and Sam is no different. He doesn't set out to be the uncool new kid and has plans to be the most popular kid in the school after moving from Adelaide to Canberra. This book is hilarious with tales of lonely losers, frog underpants, fireworks and bad boys.
ISBN 9781760554255
Publisher Pan MacMillan, 2018
O'Loghlin, James & Martin, Matthew (ill)
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Olivia's secret scribbles series
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Series Olivia's secret scribbles series (7 books)
Various
No book cover.
570827
Olivia's secret scribbles: Amazing acrobats
Everyone at school is doing tricks on the play equipment. Olivia and her friends meet during break times to practice and challenge themselves. One friend is scared. When a Circus Skills Workshop comes to town everyone learns lots of new tricks and there is a great show.
ISBN 9781760277086
Series Olivia's secret scribbles series (3 of 7)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2018
Costain, Meredith & McDonald, Danielle (ill)
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643220
Olivia's secret scribbles: Music makers
I have so many super-amazing and IMPORTANT things to write about! I'll tell you all about them: Our school had some musicians come and visit. They played different instruments and it sounded awesome! So now we want to make our own musical instruments and put on a show. But somebody keeps breaking our instruments! Who could it be? We need to find out who is doing it. This show needs to be super amazing! Olivia X
ISBN 9781760660048
Series Olivia's secret scribbles series (7 of 7)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2019
Costain, Meredith & McDonald, Danielle (ill)
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21214
Olivia's secret scribbles: My (almost) perfect puppy
I have so many super-amazing and IMPORTANT things to write about! I'll tell you all about them: my dog, Bob, is friendly and cuddly. He is a PERFECT puppy (almost). Sometimes he gets into mischief. He loves to chew things. Especially Dads slippers. Then he buries them in the garden.Bob eats and eats AND EATS! He even steals snacks off the table. (I don't mind when he eats my broccoli though!) He is BOUNCY and JUMPY and chases CATS. Eeek! I have to invent a way to keep Bob out of trouble.
ISBN 9781760277079
Series Olivia's secret scribbles series (2 of 7)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2018
Costain, Meredith & McDonald, Danielle (ill)
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5519
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
Series Olivia's secret scribbles series (1 of 7)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2018
Costain, Meredith & McDonald, Danielle (ill)
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587796
Olivia's secret scribbles: super science stars
I have lots of super-amazing and IMPORTANT things to write about! And I'll tell you ALL about them: Our school is having a super-awesome science fair! The best group will win the TOP PRIZE. But there's a new girl, Bethany. She doesn't think my ideas are any good. And what is that TERRIBLE smell in our classroom? Pee-yew! So, should we make gooey slime? Exploding volcanoes? Or maybe a time machine! I can't WAIT to decide! This is going to be the best (and messiest) project ever!
ISBN 9781760277093
Series Olivia's secret scribbles series (4 of 7)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2018
Cosain, Meredith & McDonald, Danielle (ill)
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760340

New
Once there was a boy
This is the story of a young boy living alone on an island. When a mysterious girl finds him and starts eating his food and using his things without asking, he feels annoyed and angry. However, he soon learns the importance of friendship and forgiveness when feelings are unintentionally hurt by our friends.
ISBN 9781921248375
Publisher Magabala Books, 2016
Leffler, Deb
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2509
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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29827
Paddy O'Melon the Irish kangaroo
Separated from his mother as a young joey, Paddy O'Melon is found and raised by an Irish family who live in the rain forest and often help orphaned or injured animals. But while Paddy loves his new human family, he's curious to find out what he really is. So, he sets out on a journey into the rain forest to find his real home.
ISBN 9781925335637
Publisher EK Books, 2017
Cooper, Julia & Dickson, Daryl (ill)
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15342
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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23004
Poppa platoon in world war chew, The
Major Poppa, Abbie and her little brother Flynn are on a mission at the Royal Show. They must enter the show-bag pavilion, fight their way through crowds, defeat powerful enemies and get to the other side to buy a chunky choco cherry chew show-bag. Will they make it out of there alive?
ISBN 9781742769189
Series Poppa platoon series (3 books)
Publisher Koala Books, 2018
Katz, Danny & Vane, Mitch (ill0
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Poppa platoon series
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Series Poppa platoon series (3 books)
Katz, Danny & Vane, Mitch (ill0
No book cover.
9376
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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59508
Red dirt diaries
Eleven year old Blue has resolved to keep a diary. Living on Hillrose Park with dust storms and drought you would expect life to be tough. Blue however is far to busy with a boy crazy best friend and twin brothers. Her parents are planning on sending Blue to boarding school next year too. Leeches and pigs make this a laugh out loud diary worth reading and sharing.
ISBN 9780733333941
Series Red dirt diaries series (1 of 3)
Publisher ABC Books, 2014
Nannestad, Katrina
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Red dirt diaries series
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Series Red dirt diaries series (3 books)
Nannestad, Katrina
No book cover.
23043
Red dirt diaries: Blue about love
Blue is now twelve years old and still living on the Hardbaked Plains and keeping a diary capturing the upcoming wedding of her beloved teacher. Blue is meant to be a bridesmaid. But should Miss McKenzie be getting married? How could she love someone named James Linley Welsh-Pearson?
ISBN 9780733333958
Series Red dirt diaries series (2 of 3)
Publisher ABC Books, 2014
Nannestad, Katrina
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13592
Red dirt diaries: Blue's news
Blue is starting a local newspaper. She is also trying to convince beloved teacher Miss McKenzie to come back from Scotland and relieve her from her new teacher 'The Colonel'. With her twin brothers and best of intentions this is another hilarious year captured in her diary.
ISBN 9780733333965
Series Red dirt diaries series (3 of 3)
Publisher ABC Books, 2014
Nannestad, Katrina
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47279
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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578869
Remote rescue: An RFDS Adventure
What would you do if you were out in the middle of nowhere facing a medical emergency? Dawson, a quiet and cautious boy faces this exact situation. Sam, Dawson and Emma are on a road trip with their dad along the Oodnadatta Track. They have stopped at Farina once a vibrant farming and mining area, now a ghost town full of crumbling buildings Dawson's outgoing sisters start a game of tip, despite their Dad's warnings. As they run through the ruins Dad falls and inures his leg. Unable to move the three children have to organise help. Luckily some fellow travellers stop and they managed to call the Royal Flying Doctor Service. But until they arrive Dawson has to give first aid to his seriously injured Dad. Is he up to the challenge? Will his Dad survive?
ISBN 9780857988768
Publisher Penguin Random House Australia, 2016
Ivanoff, George
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Ruby Red Shoes series
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Series Ruby Red Shoes series (3 books)
Knapp, Kate
No book cover.
689564
Ruby red shoes: My wonderful grandmother
Ruby Red Shoes is an aware hare who lives in a colourful caravan with her grandmother, Babushka Galina Galushka. Ruby loves her grandmother very much and thinks she is wonderful for all sorts of very special reasons.
ISBN 9781460758885
Series Ruby Red Shoes series (3 books)
Publisher Angus & Robertson (HarperCollins), 2020
Knapp, Kate
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S Tinker Inc series NEW 2021
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Series S Tinker Inc series NEW 2021 (4 books)
Foley, James
No book cover.
Sage Cookson series
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Series Sage Cookson series (7 books)
Murphy, Sally & Hulme, Celeste (ill)
No book cover.
587828
Sage Cookson's snow day
Sage Cookson travels to the snow with her parents to film the opening of a new patisserie for their TV show. But when snow begins to fall in the Australian Alps, things don't go quite to plan.
ISBN 9781925594423
Series Sage Cookson series (7 books)
Publisher New Frontier Publishing, 2018
Murphy, Sally & Hulme, Celeste (ill)
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660815
Scribbly gum secrets
Who drew on those tree trunks? Charlie asked Max. They'll be in big trouble if Mummy sees that! Join four reluctant on a walk through the bus as they make all sorts of wild discoveries.
ISBN 9781925804485
Publisher Ford Street Publishing, 2020
Patterson, Dannika & Forward, Megan (ill)
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642938
Searching for cicadas
In the summertime, Grandpa and I go cicada-watching. We put our camping gear into my wagon and walk down to the local reserve. Last year we saw five Green Grocers, three Yellow Mondays and one Floury Baker. Can we find the rare Black Prince this year?
ISBN 9781922244420
Publisher Walker Books, 2019
Gibbes, Lesley & Watson, Judy (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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649021
Shearing time
Sunrise to sunset there are sheep with attitude, a shed of shearers, dogs with personality, motorbikes and a country kitchen to open the door on the life of a country kid.
ISBN 9781925520095
Publisher Big Sky Publishing, 2017
Marlow Paterson, Allison and McGrath, Shane (ill)
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3952
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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743976

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Small Town
Milly loves her small town with its friends and family and basketball and fun. Like a lot of small towns, people keep leaving and soon there are not even enough players for a basketball team. In school, Milly learns about refugees who need a place to live. It only makes sense that her town can be that new home, but how does one create an invitation like that?
ISBN 9781760893484
Publisher Penguin, 2020
Gwynne, Phillip & Flowers, Tony (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
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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85740
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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663584

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TC and the curse of the exploding doll
What comes up, must come down... and when TC and Lockie launch a doll into the sky, things start to spiral downwards. Fast. There's a bunyip in the waterhole, and chaos everywhere!
ISBN 9781742991887
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2020
Hartley, Dave & Baldwin, Peter
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The kaboom kid 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 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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6786
Through the smoke
The fire awoke like a dragon. Its flames licked the sky, and smoke veiled the sun. With a hungry crackle and an angry hiss, the cruel beast circled, trapping them. Until, through the smoke, knights appeared. Through the Smoke tells the story of three kids, their imagination and a frightening fire in the Australian bush.
ISBN 9781760274702
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2019
Cummings, Phil & McLean, Andrew (ill)
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587170
Tiny Timmy on holiday
Its nearly time for school holidays, and Tiny Timmy just cant wait! Hes been planning on going to soccer camp, seeing his friends and playing every day! But then Dad tells the family theyre going away on an island holiday... It sounds like fun, but Timmys worried hell lose all his soccer skills! Can Timmy stay sharp while hes away?
ISBN 9781742997650
Series Tiny Timmy series (9 books)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2018
Cahill, Tim
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Tiny Timmy series
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Series Tiny Timmy series (9 books)
Cahill, Tim
No book cover.
764562

New
Tiny Timmy: Training Camp!
Timmy and his team are always looking to improve their game . . . And now they have an amazing opportunity - by going into camp with the Women's National Team! They'll get to train like they do, live like they do, and learn what it's like to be a professional player! Will Timmy be transformed at training camp? Find out in Book 12 of the best-selling series from Socceroos legend, Tim Cahill!
ISBN 9781760971267
Series Tiny Timmy series (12 of 9)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2021
Cahill, Tim
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682644
To the bridge
On 3rd February 1932 when Lennie Gwyther and his pony Ginger Mick were nine years old, they left Leongatha in Victoria to ride six hundred miles to Sydney to see the opening of the Sydney Harbour Bridge. This is the true story of their remarkable journey.
ISBN 9781925126822
Publisher Black Dog Books, 2020
Fenton, Corinne & McLean, Andrew
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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
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Series Tommy Bell Bushranger Boy series (8 books)
Smith, Jane
No book cover.
648943
Tommy Bell: Gang of thieves
School camp can be fun, but not when it's run by a nasty bully who picks on Tommy Bell and his friends. But when Tommy's magic cabbage tree hat takes him back in time to meet up with Ben Hall and his gang, Tommy discovers that even in the gold rush days there were bullies ... and they were on both sides of the law! They also really knew how to make trouble ...
ISBN 9781925675238
Series Tommy Bell Bushranger Boy series (5 of 8)
Publisher Big Sky Publishing, 2018
Smith, Jane
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648942
Tommy Bell: Mrs Thunderbolt
Captain Thunderbolt's girlfriend, Mary Ann Bugg is clever, kind and strong. So why does she stick around with Captain Thunderbolt, when trouble follows him wherever he goes? Can Tommy help rescue her from prison?
ISBN 9781925675320
Series Tommy Bell Bushranger Boy series (6 of 8)
Publisher Big Sky Publishing, 2018
Smith, Jane
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648944
Tommy Bell: Outback adventure
Tommy Bell's safe outback holiday on a farm with Martin and Combo is turned upside down when Martin finds a pair of magic old bushranger's boots. This time, when Tommy's cabbage-tree hat sends him back to the past, his friend Martin is right there beside him. The boys join their new friend, Harry, and his gang on a long cattle-droving expedition across Outback Australia. For once it seems as if a journey to the past might be pure, fun adventure, without any risk of running into bushrangers. But why did Harry lie about his past? And who are the "thievin'' McKenzies? It looks like Tommy and Martin's 'Outback Adventure' might be more dangerous than they expected...
ISBN 9781925520842
Series Tommy Bell Bushranger Boy series (4 of 8)
Publisher Big Sky Publishing, 2017
Smith, Jane
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31857
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 (1 of 8)
Publisher Big Sky Publishing, 2016
Smith, Jane
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4733
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 (3 of 8)
Publisher Big Sky Publishing, 2017
Smith, Jane
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44450
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 (2 of 8)
Publisher Big Sky Publishing, 2016
Smith, Jane
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648929
Tommy Bell: The masked man
When Tommy Bell's father's car breaks down on a road trip, Tommy and Martin are stranded overnight in a motel room in a strange country town. Things get even weirder when Tommy finds himself roaming the deserted streets on a moonlit night, way back in 1869. But wait - is that an armed robbery in progress? And who is that masked man?
ISBN 9781922265425
Series Tommy Bell Bushranger Boy series (8 of 8)
Publisher Big Sky Publishing, 2019
Smith, Jane
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648933
Tommy Bell: The runaway
When Tommy goes on a trip to an Outback farm with his friend Martin, he thinks that his biggest problem will be Francis, his former friend who has gate-crashed the holiday. He doesn't expect to run into his old enemy, Frank Gardiner. Frank is on the run from the law and will do anything to keep Tommy from revealing his true identity. And Tommy is about to learn why the bushranger is so desperate to stay out of jail!
ISBN 9781925675894
Series Tommy Bell Bushranger Boy series (7 of 8)
Publisher Big Sky Publishing, 2019
Smith, Jane
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616973
Touch the moon
Neil stepped out of the module. He moved carefully down the small ladder. He reached the last step and stopped. Slowly, he placed his foot on the moon. 'That's one small step for man, one giant leap for Mankind.' It's a cold day in July and on a small television screen in Australia, a man is going to walk on the moon! At the same time, outside the window, another kind of miracle is unfolding.
ISBN 9781760523657
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2019
Cummings, Phil & Tulloch, Coral (ill)
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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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6064
Under the Southern Cross
Night-time in Australia, animals are waking, people are exploring, discoveries are being made - under the Southern Cross.
ISBN 9781925381016
Publisher Walker Books, 2018
Lessac, Frane
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593300
Waiting for Chicken Smith
Every year, I stay in the same cabin at the beach with my family, and every year Chicken Smith's here too, with his Dad and his dog, Jelly. But this year, something's different
ISBN 9781760501761
Publisher Little Hare Books, 2018
Mackintosh, David
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6419
Wide big world
Difference is everywhere, just look and see. This whole-wide-big-world is wondrous-unique. A gorgeous picture book about our diverse and wonderful world from award-winning author Maxine Beneba Clarke and illustrator Isobel Knowles.
ISBN 9780734418180
Publisher Hachette Children's Books, 2018
Topics / Year 3 easy reads /
Beneba Clarke, Maxine & Knowles, Isobel (ill)
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682649
Willy-willy wagtail
Meet the Bush Mob of animals, who live in the Australian outback and discover why Willy Wagtail needs them to come together for the very first time to work as a team and help each other out of danger.
ISBN 9781925936605
Publisher Magabala Books, 2020
Milroy, Helen
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638656
Winston and the wondrous Wooba Gymnastics Club
When Winston's new step-sister to be Macy moves to Woobawittawoo with her dad, life in their small country town quickly turns upside down. Winston is thrilled but Macy is miserable and wants to go back to her old school. Wooba has the 'Big Bread', but what good is a crumbling tourist attraction? All Macy wants is to become an Olympic Gymnast and have somewhere to train. It's up to Winston and his friends to convince Macy to love Wooba as much as they do so they can all stay there forever. But how? Could a gymnastics club possibly be the answer to their problems?
ISBN 9781760662509
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2019
Janu, Tamsin
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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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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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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
Ferguson, Mike & Ryan, Steph
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587867
Wrestle!
I love wrestling. When I grow up, I want to be just like my wrestling heroes: big and tough, with really huge muscles. The only problem is, my mums don't like fighting...
ISBN 9781760296810
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2019
Mars, Charlotte & Newell, Maya & Skattebol-James, Gus & Jellett, Tom (ill)
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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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