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Adventures of Edgar Remington the third, The
Edgar Remington the Third has always wanted to sail to the other side of the world. He is now hopelessly lost because, in his eagerness to leave, he forgot his map and his compass.
ISBN 9781876288631
Publisher Working Title Press, 2005
Moreton, John & Denton, Terry (ill)
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Baby in the hat, The: An early romance
The hero catches a baby, who has fallen from an upstairs window, in his hat. The young hero goes to sea and becomes a famous captain. Many years later, when he walks up the street where he had caught the baby, he looks up and sees a beautiful woman in the same upstairs window.
ISBN 9780744581362
Publisher Walker Books, 2008
Ahlberg, Allan & Amstutz, Andre (ill)
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Belinda the ninja ballerina
Belinda doesn't want to be a ballerina, she wants to be a ninja. Perhaps, she can be both at the same time.
ISBN 9781925272048
Publisher Ford Street Publishing, 2015
Baker, Candida & Vane, Mitch (ill)
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Bella's bad hair day
When Bella wakes up to find her hair in a huge, tangled mess, it is a problem of momentous proportions exacerbated when mum is totally preoccupied completing a painting surrounded by numerous pets. Dad is equally oblivious, engrossed in his rendition of Beethoven on their baby grand piano. So Bella needs to sort this calamity herself with various forms of hilarious camouflage.
ISBN 9781743313619
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2013
King, Stephen Michael
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Bit of company, A
Christopher is lonely. His mother is busy with the baby triplets and Christopher is left to his own devices. Sometimes, he peeps through the fence at his neighbour, Molly MacNamara, and wants to say hello. Little does he know that Molly is also so lonely she could scream. One day, when she does just that, her scream brings Christopher running.
ISBN 9781921529054
Publisher Walker Books, 2009
Wild, Margaret & Harris, Wayne (ill)
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Boy, his bear and a bully, A
Scott takes his bear, Buttons, to school every day because Buttons helps him to be brave. When Buttons goes missing, Scott finally finds the courage to stand up to Duncan, with surprising consequences.
ISBN 9781925820898
Publisher EK Books, 2021
Flannigan, Katie & Reece, P J (ill)
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Clancy & Millie and the very fine house
When there is a very big house, two small children and a huge stack of cardboard boxes that become a game, friendship can help turn a house into a home.
ISBN 9781921541193
Publisher Little Hare Books, 2009
Gleeson, Libby & Blackwood, Freya (ill)
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Ella and Olivia series
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Series Ella and Olivia series (26 books)
Poshoglian, Yvette & McDonald, Danielle (ill)
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Ella and Olivia: cool kitties
Ella and Olivia are crazy for kitties! But we're not talking real cats, we're talking about the awesome 'Cool Kitties', the tiny kitty collectible figurines that every girl in the country has gone mad for.
ISBN 9781742837994
Series Ella and Olivia series (8 of 26)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2013
Poshoglian, Yvette & McDonald, Danielle (ill)
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I saw Pete and Pete saw me
Everyone walks right past Pete - except for one little boy. He sees Pete's big smile and bright drawings, and they make a connection. The boy can't give Pete a home, but when Pete gets sick, he can show he cares. A heartfelt, moving story about the importance of really seeing the world around us and the power in tiny acts of kindness.
ISBN 9781925972825
Publisher Affirm Press, 2020
Hutchings, Maggie & Barrow, Evie (ill)
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Jack and Mia
Jack and Mia are best friends. They are like two sides of a coin. They stick together like paper and glue. Then, the unthinkable happens. Mia's family has to move away, a long way away.
ISBN 9781925139730
Publisher Wombat Books, 2016
Vescio, Robert & Richards, Claire (ill)
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Jack's worry
Jack is looking forward to playing in his first ever concert. But, on the big day, Jack finds he has a Worry. His Worry follows him, and it grows bigger and bigger.
ISBN 9781406367799
Publisher Walker Books, 2016
Zuppardi, Sam
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Mini rabbit come home
Mini Rabbit is going to have the best day ever. Building a camp in the backyard, eating marshmallows and staying up very late are a recipe for fun. But when things start to go wrong Mini Rabbit definitely will not Come Home.
ISBN 9780008264932
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, UK, 2021
Bond, John
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Red bridge, The
Claire and her family have moved from Australia to Vietnam. She feels lost and lonely in the busy, bustling streets of Hanoi, until she finds the red bridge and a new friend to show her the way.
ISBN 9781921136726
Publisher Windy Hollow Books, 2011
Dunstan, Kylie
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Scaredy cat and the boo
Scaredy Cat, as his name suggests, is scared. He's frightened of just about everything, from noises to shadows. When he meets Boo, a little mouse, with a lot of confidence, Scaredy Cat is introduced to a wider world.
ISBN 9780340917794
Publisher Hodder Children's Books (UK), 2008
Broad, Michael
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Sebastian lives in a hat
Four month old Sebastian's mother has been killed at the side of the road. The tiny wombat must be nursed carefully by the author if he is to survive and finally be returned to the wild. When Sebastian first comes into her life, he fits inside a hat.
ISBN 9781862910980
Publisher Omnibus Books, 2008
Catterwell, Thelma & Argent, Kerry (ill)
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The little shrew believes that he has the secret to peace on earth. Although he tries to tell everyone, his tiny voice is lost in the clutter of day to day noise. Eventually, after much effort, people listen and take heed.
ISBN 9781842703564
Publisher Andersen Press Ltd, 2004
Willis, Jeanne & Ross, Tony (ill)
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Shine: a story about saying goodbye
A story about loss and the everlasting power of love.
ISBN 9781743316344
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2015
Balla, Trace
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Silver buttons
At 9.59 on Thursday morning, Jodie draws a duck. Just as she is about to add one final silver button to the duck's boots, her little brother takes his first step. At this exact same moment, a man buys bread, a soldier leaves home and a baby is being born.
ISBN 9781406342246
Publisher Walker Books, 2013
Graham, Bob
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There's no such thing
Bear can't sleep. Noises are keeping him awake. Maybe they are coming from a hungry giant, a blood-sucking spider or a fire-breathing dragon.
ISBN 9781760877279
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2020
McKinnon, Heidi
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Who's got a normal family
Alex has a new foster sister, Emma, and excitedly tells his class. But, when Jimmy Martin tells Alex that Emma is not his real sister and his family is not normal, Alex isn't quite so excited anymore.
ISBN 9781925117752
Publisher Little Steps Publishing, 2016
Nowell, Belinda & Alexander, Misa (ill)
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Willy's pictures
Inspired by well-known artists whose works appear in a fold-out, double-page spread at the back of the book, Willy, the chimpanzee, has created his own masterpieces.
ISBN 9780744561654
Publisher Walker Books, 2000
Browne, Anthony
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Wobbly wand, The
On this night, the toys are playing noisily in the toy room. Fairy Doll waves her wobbly wand with rather dire consequences.
ISBN 9781741261929
Publisher QED Publishing, 2005
Bevan, Clare
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