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13137
999 tadpoles find a new home
Mother and Father Frog find that their pond is getting too small for 999 growing tadpoles and the family decides to brave the dangerous world to find a bigger home.
ISBN 9781877467271
Publisher Gecko Press, 2010
Topics / K-2 Numeracy /
Kimura, Ken & Murakami, Yasunari (ill)
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5260
ABC book of feelings, The
Everyone has feelings and lots of them you've had...
ISBN 9780733338298
Publisher ABC Books, 2017
Martin, Helen & Simpson, Judith & Orsini, Cheryl (ill)
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6130
ABC book of food, The
Food helps us run and jump and play. Take a journey from the paddock, the orchard, the garden to your kitchen, and find out where food comes from and how it reaches us.
ISBN 9780733334269
Publisher ABC Books, 2016
Martin, Helen & Simpson, Judith & Orsini, Cheryl (ill)
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660585
ABC book of places to go, The
This charming picture book celebrates the fun and excitement of places we can visit, both close to home and far away. The simple, engaging text explores fascinating places such as the library, the zoo, the lighthouse and many more.
ISBN 9780733334290
Publisher ABC Books, 2018
Martin, Helen & Simpson, Judith & Orsini, Cheryl (ill)
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5398
Achoo we're not well
When Harry catches a cold, Mum tucks him up in bed. But Harry is contagious and all his dinosaurs end up having to be treated in his dinosaur hospital.
ISBN 9780141501826
Publisher Puffin Australia, 2008
Whybrow, Ian & Reynolds, Adrian
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4104
Adventures of Beekle the unimaginary friend, The
On an island far away, an imaginary friend is born. He waits patiently for his turn to be chosen by a real child but, when he is overlooked time and again, he sets off on an incredible journey to the bustling city. There, he finally meets his perfect match and is given his special name, Beekle.
ISBN 9780316199988
Publisher Little, Brown & Co, 2014
Santat, Dan
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11738
Adventures with grandpa
On opening the door of his grandpa's shed, a young boy is transported into another world. And even better, his grandpa has the time to build and play with all the interesting stuff inside.
ISBN 9781921690761
Publisher Hardie Grant Egmont, 2010
Mastnak, Rosemary
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13779
Agatha and the dark
Agatha is scared of the dark and George is just making things worse. When Agatha is accidently locked in a dark room at kindergarten, her body trembles like jelly.
ISBN 9781760402075
Publisher The Five Mile Press Pty Ltd, 2016
Pignataro, Anna
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27128
Aladdin
A retelling of the much-loved fairy tale, with surprises under each lift-up flap.
ISBN 9781846431135
Series Flip-up fairy tales series (28 books)
Publisher Child's Play International Ltd, 2007
Squillace, Elisa (ill)
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18319
Albert
One rainy day, Albert contemplates life, the universe and everything. The author's creative use of language and simple line drawings capture the nature of change.
ISBN 9781845071110
Publisher Frances Lincoln, 2005
Yamamoto, Lani
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Albert and little Henry
Albert is not a little puppy any more, he's now a big dog. But, when his baby brother, Henry, comes along, something very strange happens. Albert begins to feel small.
ISBN 9781406357509
Publisher Walker Books, 2015
Alborough, Jez
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9621
Alexander's outing
'Stay close, take care', quacked Alexander's mother. But, Alexander is a wayward duckling. He straggles behind and disappears down a deep, dark hole.
ISBN 9780140554786
Publisher Penguin, 1998
Allen, Pamela
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22389
Alfie and the birthday surprise
Alfie's neighbour, Mr McNally, needs cheering up because his beloved cat has died. Birthday parties always make people happy so Alfie thinks a party just might help. And, there's an extra-special surprise for Mr McNally.
ISBN 9781862307872
Publisher Red Fox, 2009
Hughes, Shirley
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15636
Ali Baba and the forty thieves
A retelling of the much-loved fairy tale, with surprises under each lift-up flap.
ISBN 9781846432514
Series Flip-up fairy tales series (28 books)
Publisher Child's Play International Ltd, 2008
Venturini, Claudia (ill)
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7510
Alice & Anatole
Shy, lonely Alice meets a real friend, an anteater named Anatole. After some trials and tribulations, the friendship grows and endures.
ISBN 9781416904847
Publisher Simon & Schuster, 2007
Childs, Sam
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24809
All I want for Christmas is rain
Christmas celebrations are threatened as drought takes hold. A little girl has only one Christmas wish.
ISBN 9781925059717
Publisher New Frontier Publishing, 2016
Brooke, Cori & Forward, Megan (ill)
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660591
All of the factors of why I love tractors
Frankie McGee is visiting the library and that means more books about tractors. Mum does not think she can read any more books about tractors. She tries her best to convince Frankie that there are plenty of other things to read about, however Frankie has a much longer list covering all the ways he loves tractors.
ISBN 9781760501457
Publisher Hardie Grant Egmont, 2019
Bell, Davina & Lovlie, Jenny (ill)
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5699
Alma and how she got her name
What is in a name? For one little girl, her very long name tells the vibrant story of where she came from and who she may one day be. If you ask her, Alma Sofia Esperanza Jose Pura Candela has way too many names. How did such a small person wind up with such a large name? Alma turns to Daddy for an answer and learns of Sofia, the grandmother who loved books and flowers. Esperanza, the great grandmother who longed to travel. Jose, the grandfather who was an artist and other namesakes, too. As she hears the story of her name, Alma starts to think it might be a perfect fit after all and realises that she will one day have her own story to tell.
ISBN 9780763693558
Publisher Candlewick Press, 2018
Martinez-Neal, Juana
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15293
Alpha quest
An alphabet book about animals, to be shared. Beautifully illustrated with photographic collages.
ISBN 9781740214216
Publisher Steve Parish Publishing Pty Ltd, 2003
Parish, Steve
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13118
Alphabetical Sydney
This is Sydney, the brightest and best of it, from the north to the south to the east and the west of it. Bats and cicadas, lawn bowls and the zoo. Let us share it with you.
ISBN 9781742233703
Publisher NewSouth Publishing, 2013
Bell, Hilary & Presenti, Antonia (ill)
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Amelia Ellicott's garden
Amelia Ellicott lives with her cat, Mustafah, in a fine, old house next to a block of flats. She is proud of her garden and her chickens. She has no one to share them with until one day a storm destroys it all and she finds the meaning of friendship.
ISBN 9781876289331
Publisher Margaret Hamilton, 2000
Stafford, Liliana & King, Stephen Michael (ill)
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Amy and Louis
Amy and Louis are best friends who call Cooee across the play area to each other. When Amy's family moves across the world, Louis wonders whether she will still hear his call.
ISBN 9781865049359
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2006
Gleeson, Libby & Blackwood, Freya (ill)
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14592
And then
It's hard being an older sister when everybody is admiring your newly born, younger brother. It's particularly hard when it's happening on your birthday, especially when that younger brother is noisy, smelly and slimy, just like a tiny squid.
ISBN 9781846436956
Publisher Child's Play International Ltd, 2016
Alborozo
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15295
Angelina at the fair
Angelina wants to go to the fair but she has to take her little cousin, Henry. The day is filled with adventures and surprises.
ISBN 9780140568639
Publisher Puffin UK, 2001
Holabird, Katharine & Craig, Helen (ill)
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15296
Angelina ballerina
Angelina wants to be a dancer. Her parents buy her a tutu and a pair of ballet slippers and she works very hard to become the best dancer she can be.
ISBN 9780733312618
Publisher ABC Books, 2003
Holabird, Katharine & Craig, Helen (ill)
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Angelina ballerina's invitation to the ballet
Imagine Angelina's delight when she wins two tickets to the gala performance of Cindermouse. Her excitement turns to disappointment as friend after friend has received an invitation to something else that day. Envelopes open to reveal letters.
ISBN 9780670913329
Publisher Penguin Books Ltd, UK, 2003
Holabird, Katharine
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15297
Angelina's ballet class
Angelina loves to dance. Every week, she goes to Miss Lily's ballet class to learn some new steps.
ISBN 9780140569117
Publisher Penguin Books Ltd, UK, 2001
Holabird, Katharine & Kanner, Catherine (ill)
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12220
Angry Arthur
A boy called Arthur wanted to stay up and watch television but his mother wouldn't let him. Arthur decided to get angry, very, very angry. All the stages of a tantrum are captured in this picture book as Arthur wreaks havoc, causing lightning to strike and wind to blow.
ISBN 9780099196617
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 1993
Oram, Hiawyn & Kitamura, Satoshi
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14992
Annie Rose is my little sister
Annie Rose is a typical baby sister. Her big brother, Alfie, tells us all about Annie Rose. His love shines through even when Annie Rose is very annoying.
ISBN 9780099408567
Publisher Red Fox, 2003
Hughes, Shirley
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Annie to the rescue
Annie is very brave so when Callisto becomes stuck in a tree Annie attempts to rescue her but ends up needing to be rescued herself.
ISBN 9780670070817
Publisher Penguin, 2007
Niland, Deborah
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Annie's chair
Annie doesn't allow anyone else to sit in her chair. When Benny curls up on the chair and refuses to move, Annie faces a dilemma.
ISBN 9780670042494
Publisher Penguin Books Ltd, UK, 2005
Niland, Deborah
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7293
Anno's counting book
Counting through the seasons with beautiful, double-page illustrations. A perfect book to share.
ISBN 9780064431231
Publisher HarperTrophy, 1977
Topics / K-2 Numeracy /
Anno, Mitsumasa
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5114
Applesauce and the Christmas miracle
Applesauce, the pig, learns the true meaning of Christmas coming from the heart. The Shepherd family from up the road and all the aunts bearing gifts arrive at the shed dwelling of Joe and Marigold, who have lost their home in a bushfire. This story parallels the biblical story of the first Christmas.
ISBN 9780733322495
Publisher ABC Books, 2008
Millard, Glenda & King, Stephen Michael (ill)
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Arabella and the magic pencil
Arabella is a beloved only child who has everything a little girl could want. That is, until her brother, Avery, the master of mayhem, comes along. While she certainly loves him, she finds that it's sometimes very hard to like him. So she spends her days creating marvellous, magnificent things with her magic pencil, and trying to ignore him. But when he spoils her perfectly proper tea party, she decides drastic action is required and she erases him from her life. Oops! But things aren't the same without him... can she get him back?
ISBN 9781925820010
Publisher EK Books, 2019
Ward, Stephanie & Hyde, Shaney (ill)
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660631
Are these Hen's eggs?
A charming story of friendship and hope. When a careful hen is counting the days until her eggs hatch. A wild storm comes and Hen must look for her eggs. Her friends help but are these Hen's eggs?
ISBN 9781760523497
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2020
Booth, Christina
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3794
Are these your glasses?
Sergio is a penguin who lives with his father in a small house by the ocean. At school, he doesn't have many friends, because he is different to the other children. With his father as a guide, he learns some valuable lessons as he grows up. These lessons help him to show great determination and strength as he tries to find true friendship.
ISBN 9781876138462
Publisher Padmelon Press, 2016
McCormack, Gavin & Cooper, Jennifer (ill)
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20582
Are we there yet
Let's face it, everyone knows that car rides can be boring. And, when things get boring, time slows down. On a trip to his grandma's house, a young boy feels time slowing down so much that it starts going backwards, into the time of pirates, princesses and dinosaurs.
ISBN 9780316199995
Publisher Lothian Books, 2016
Santat, Dan
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Are you my bottom?
Something is missing. I'm not sure what. Oh dear; I know it. I've lost my BOT! When I went to sleep, it was definitely here. But today, I wake up and I have NO REAR! Small Panda has lost his bottom. It was there when he went to sleep but now it has disappeared. He searches high and low, and finds stripy bums, pink butts, feathery derrieres. 'Are you my bottom?' he asks, but none of these bottoms are his. Finally, he spots a furry bum which just has to be his - but the answer is surprising!
ISBN 9781760631642
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2018
Temple, Kate & Temple, Jol & Ghosh, Ronojoy (ill)
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5533
Art Garden, The
Sadie wants to be a painter, just like her best friend Tom. She loves playing with colour and finding patterns in unusual places. But whenever Sadie picks up a paint brush she makes a big mess. It is not until Sadie takes a look at the things from a different perspective that she makes a big discovery about herself and her own creativity.
ISBN 9781925335590
Publisher EK Books, 2017
Harrison, Penny & Pratley, Penelope
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Arthur babysits
Arthur is tricked by his sister into babysitting for the notorious Tibble twins. After a shaky beginning, Arthur uses one of his sister's check-up calls to turn the tables and take charge. Cartoon illustrations full of amusing details.
ISBN 9781863888783
Series Arthur series (3 books)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 1998
Brown, Marc
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Arthur's birthday
Arthur can't wait to hand out his birthday party invitations. But it turns out Muffy is having her party on the exact same day! All of his friends are split between the two parties, so Arthur and Francine hatch a clever scheme to make sure Arthur and Muffy have the best birthdays yet!
ISBN 9780316110747
Series Arthur series (3 books)
Publisher Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, 1991
Brown, Marc
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587735
Arthur's Thanksgiving
Arthur has been picked to direct his school's Thanksgiving play -- and cast the roles. But all his friends want to be star, and no one wants to play the Turkey! What will Arthur do?
ISBN 9780316112321
Series Arthur series (3 books)
Publisher Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, 1984
Brown, Marc
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4177
As big as you
Claude is a large elephant. Finlay is a small one. Claude can trumpet so loudly, the earth shakes. Finlay can only squeak and spurt tiny fountains with his trunk. He wants to be as big as Claude.
ISBN 9781743629697
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2015
Acton, Sara
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5375
Ash dresses her friends
Ash is feeling lonely. She wishes she had someone to play with. Then a sad elephant comes along and Ash has an idea that will cheer him up. Soon she is sharing her idea with lots of animals in the forest. A warm-hearted story about sharing with others.
ISBN 9781925594027
Publisher New Frontier Publishing, 2018
Wenzheng, Fu
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660123
Ask Hercules Quick
The box of magic tricks in the shop window was expensive and Hercules Quick did not have enough money in his piggy bank to buy it. What he needed was a job. Hercules certainly had plenty of neighbours who needed his help from babysitting to singing and even finding lost ping pong balls. He even got a bonus in the form of a tadpole named Sylvie. Despite all of his hard work, Hercules still did not have enough money but he realised that real magic doesn't need to come out of a box of magic tricks!
ISBN 9781760296827
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2019
Dubosarsky, Ursula & Joyner, Andrew (ill)
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20732
Astonishing animal ABC
Meet all sorts of animals through the alphabet. There's arty aardvark, outraged owl, snoozy sloth and many, many more.
ISBN 9781862338111
Publisher Gullane Children's Books Ltd, 2011
Fuge, Charles
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4518
At my family table
We come to the family table, to eat, to talk, to share. We come to the family table, to enjoy delicious fare. Who is at your table?
ISBN 9780648100003
Publisher Little People Nutrition, 2017
dos Santos, Mandy & Ho, Kancy (ill)
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12178
At the seaside
Christopher, a child with Down syndrome, tackles everyday life. Christopher and his friend, Lauren, are spending the day at the seaside, enjoying the sun and getting into mischief.
ISBN 9780749636951
Publisher Watts, 2000
Church, Diane
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Aunties three, The
Pack up your games, dismantle your toys, practise your manners and muffle your noise. Watch the mayhem unfold as three, bold aunts enter the house of three, unruly children who try their very best to welcome the guests for tea.
ISBN 9781741697919
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2011
Bland, Nick
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750992
Aunty's wedding
Everyone on the island is getting ready for Aunty's wedding. Maningawu puts on her best hat and I can wear a wurrijinga in my hair. Lucky! We all dress up, but I still don't understand. Why do people have a wedding?
ISBN 9781760524838
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2020
Tapsell, Miranda & Tyler, Joshua & Fry, Samantha (ill)
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12161
Avocado baby
The Hargraves baby is born into a very weak family but grows super strong, once its mother begins feeding it mashed avocado.
ISBN 9780099200611
Publisher Red Fox, 2000
Burningham, John
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12195
Axminster the carpet snake
A loveable pet snake at Axminster School goes missing in this sequel to the story of Stickybeak, the school pet duck with attitude.
ISBN 9780140541243
Publisher Penguin, 1994
Edwards, Hazel & Wilson, Rosemary (ill)
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12307
Babs the baby and Fog the dog
Every day, mum, Babs the baby and Fog the dog go for a walk. One day, Fog the dog sits on his bottom and won't move. The others don't know what to do.
ISBN 9781876288372
Publisher Working Title Press, 2003
Wild, Margaret
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12398
Baby
One day, baby elephant will be big and strong but for now she has much to learn from her loving family.
ISBN 9781876288112
Publisher Working Title Press, 2001
Cox, Tania & James, Ann (ill)
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Baby bear goes camping
Baby Bear goes on his first camping trip with his parents. He enjoys himself during the day and makes some new animal friends, but he is scared when night falls. Some discoveries lead him to have his best sleep ever.
ISBN 9780734401793
Publisher Lothian Books, 2001
Broekstra, Lorette
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12308
Baby Boomsticks
In a teeny-tiny village, a teeny-tiny mum and a teeny-tiny dad have an enormous baby. They call him Baby Boomsticks. Everyone is scared of him so Baby Boomsticks has to play all by himself.
ISBN 9780733307409
Publisher ABC Books, 2003
Wild, Margaret & Legge David (ill)
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Baby goes to market
Market is very crowded. Mama is busy shopping. Baby is busy, too! Can you count all the tasty treats Baby collects and eats along the way?
ISBN 9781406365160
Publisher Walker Books, 2018
Atinuke & Brooksbank, Angela (ill)
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Baby who wouldn't go to bed, The
A little boy won't go to bed. At first, it's fun staying up but gradually the drowsy world nods off all around him. He thinks he is awake alone but someone else is still awake too.
ISBN 9780552528382
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 1997
Cooper, Helen
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Bad buster
Being bad is what Buster does best until his dad thinks of a way to sort him out.
ISBN 9780143300335
Series Aussie nibbles (51 books)
Publisher Puffin Australia, 2003
Laguna, Sofie
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587698
Bailey beats the blah
Bailey hates his new school. His tummy aches. He has no friends. His dog Fuzzy slobbers all over him. BLAH! How can Bailey change his BLAH to HA-HA-HA?
ISBN 9780987274045
Publisher Digital Future Press, 2018
Tyrrell, Karen & Pocock, Aaron (ill)
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Banjo bounces back
Banjo is a hoofball star. He and his friend, Bella, just love the game. But, when Banjo gets injured, he finds it's easier to stay in bed and play Haystation and suck on molasses. Bella is desperate for Banjo to play hoofball again.
ISBN 9781862918467
Publisher Omnibus Books, 2012
Hume, Lachie
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101591
Bargain for Frances, A
Frances and Thelma are friends, most of the time Thelma always seems to get Frances into trouble. When she tricks Frances into buying her tea set, it's the last straw.
ISBN 9780064440011
Series Frances series (6 of 7)
Publisher HarperCollins Australia, 1992
Hoban, Russell
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Barney
Barney loves cat food. Barney loves greens. Barney loves bacon and biscuits and beans.
ISBN 9781742996226
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2018
Jinks, Catherine & King, Stephen Michael (ill)
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Bartholomew and the bug
Bartholomew is a bear up in the mountains who admires the city lights far below. He meets a bug who desperately needs the lights so Bartholomew sets out to take his friend there.
ISBN 9780340873298
Publisher Hodder Children's Books (Australia), 2004
Layton, Neal
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587896
Baz & Benz
What do you do when your best friend is...kind of annoying?
ISBN 9781760523688
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2019
McKinnon, Heidi
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35313
Be a friend
Dennis is an ordinary boy who expresses himself in extraordinary ways. When the class does show-and-tell, Dennis does show-and-mime. Some children climb trees. Dennis is happy to be a tree, But, being a mime can be lonely. It isn't until Dennis meets a girl named Joy that he discovers the power of friendship and how special he truly is.
ISBN 9781408869093
Publisher Bloomsbury, 2016
Yoon, Salina
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Bear who went boo, The
At the top of the world, surrounded by snow and ice, lives a very cheeky polar bear cub who loves to scare the animals. But, this little bear doesn't always know when to stop.
ISBN 9780008149536
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, UK, 2015
Walliams, David & Ross, Tony (ill)
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Bears don't wear shoes
Suzy's family has moved house and everyone is just too busy to play with her. Eager for someone to play with, Suzy decides to advertise. When Bear shows up he seems perfect for the job, until he refuses to wear shoes. Suzy loves shoes. So can Suzy and Bear still be best of friends if Bear absolutely refuses to wear them?
ISBN 9781922326096
Publisher New Frontier Publishing, 2020
Davey, Sharon
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23596
Beautiful colours
This book is best the first time you read it. Enjoy the insight of a child in a colourful family. Beautiful, funny and inspiring, with vibrant illustrations.
ISBN 9781863340885
Publisher Black Ink Press, 2010
Raveneau, Tina & Neilson-Kelly, Julie
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Beauty
Mrs Lee lives next door, all alone. She hates our Beauty Leaf Tree. Mrs Lee does not realise how we are connected to each other. The trees, the animals and the whole animal world. We are all connected. 'Beauty' celebrates one girl's discovery of the many relationships in nature that bind and nurture us all.
ISBN 9781922081810
Publisher Windy Hollow Books, 2019
Kendell,, Sandra
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Because you are with me
Spend the day with a little girl and her daddy as they discover all the things they can achieve together. Especially if there's help from someone you love.
ISBN 9780734411013
Publisher Lothian Books, 2010
Dunstan, Kylie
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Bed tails
There are two in the bed. Mum and Dad are slumbering, snoring, rumbling, tucked up cosily and peacefully in bed. Then, a scary storm outside brings everyone, one by one, into Mum and Dad's bed. I wonder if anyone will ever get a good night's sleep.
ISBN 9780670073368
Publisher Penguin Books Australia, 2009
Costain, Meredith & Vane, Mitch (ill)
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Bedtime for Frances
Frances is not yet tired. She needs a glass of milk, a piggyback, goodnight kisses and a room free of tigers, spiders and giants.
ISBN 9780099432456
Series Frances series (1 of 7)
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2002
Hoban, Russell
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693088
Bedtime, daddy!
Have you ever tried to get your daddy to go to bed? You will learn to wrestle your daddy into his pyjamas, read just one more bedtime story, listen to endless excuses and frighten away monsters with monster spray until finally ... you manage to get your daddy into bed!
ISBN 9781925820386
Publisher EK Books, 2020
Giltrow, Sharon & Dreiling, Katrin (ill)
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Belinda
Every day, Old Tom tends his vegetables while Mrs Farmer milks Belinda, the cow, so there is always plenty of milk, cream and butter. But, when Mrs Farmer goes away, Old Tom must catch Belinda and milk her himself.
ISBN 9780140544930
Publisher Penguin, 1998
Allen, Pamela
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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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Bertie
When Bertie is grumpy, everyone is grumpy - the queen, the baby, the maid, the king and the little dog. What would happen if Bertie was happy.
ISBN 9780670076956
Publisher Penguin, 2013
Allen, Pamela
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Best bear
A worn-out bear is the most special thing in this little boy's life. With best bear in his arms, he can face the whole world and even the dark.
ISBN 9781862336667
Publisher Gullane Children's Books Ltd, 2008
Dodd, Emma
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Best friend is a goldfish, My
After arguing with his best friend about which game to play, a boy decides its time to find a new best friend. So he tries to become friends with his dog, his cat, and his goldfish. He learns to eat on the floor with his dog, take naps with his cat, and watch the world from underwater with his goldfish.
ISBN 9781512426014
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group, 2018
Lee, Mark & Jevons, Chris (ill)
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101590
Best friends for Frances
When Albert says that Frances can't play ball or accompany him on one of his wandering days, she turns to her little sister Gloria as a playmate. They set out on a best friends only outing, with no boys allowed.
ISBN 9780099432425
Series Frances series (5 of 7)
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2002
Hoban, Russell
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Best singer in the world, The
Having to perform at school to celebrate spring can be a nerve-racking experience. It will be on a real stage, with proper spotlights. A gentle, funny picture book about being brave.
ISBN 9781877579134
Publisher Gecko Press, 2012
Nilsson, Ulf & Eriksson, Eva (ill)
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Beware the deep dark forest
Beware the deep, dark forest! You should never, ever go in there... Rosie has always followed this rule until the day her pup Tinky goes missing in the woods. So Rosie decides to trek into this dangerous, muddy place. But there are many obstacles along the way -- including a huge grey wolf, a scary ravine and a ferocious troll!
ISBN 9781742032344
Publisher Walker Books, 2018
Whiting, Sue & White, Annie (ill)
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Beyond the fence
Piggy lives in a large house with Thomas. Thomas knows exactly what Piggy needs. But a chance meeting with a wild pig changes everything, and Piggy finds out what lies outside the four walls, beyond the fence.
ISBN 9781846439308
Publisher Child's Play International Ltd, 2017
Gulemetova, Maria
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Bicycle, The
In 2008, the author, Colin Thompson, visited Cambodia with Save the Children. Struck by the way the humble bicycle is central to so many people lives, he was inspired to create this picture book. It features the illustrations of fourteen internationally acclaimed artists, and conveys the worth and promise of something as simple as a bicycle.
ISBN 9780733329876
Publisher ABC Books, 2011
Thompson, Colin & Blake, Quentin (ill)
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Big and me
Big and Small are two machines working together on building projects. But, Big starts to malfunction by driving into the water, thinking he is a boat, and picking Small up because he thinks the other machines want to hurt Small. Small turns to the boss and mechanic, who find that Big's computer is getting mixed up. They help Big to get better and offer support to Small.
ISBN 9781876462697
Publisher Ford Street Publishing, 2008
Miller, David
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15061
Big brother, little brother
When little brother cries and shouts, big brother knows why. But sibling rivalry often gets in the way. When big brother is upset, he finds out what little brother will do.
ISBN 9780744569537
Publisher Walker Books, 1999
Dale, Penny
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18036
Big earth, little me
A book to help the very young find out what they can do for the Earth. The simple flap book shows how to make the whole world a better place by doing little things in local places. Printed with organic soy-based ink.
ISBN 9780545092258
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2009
Wiley, Thom
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7616
Big eyes, scary voice
At sunset, shadows lengthen and a walk through the dappled light in the park can trigger a sense of fear. Mum is with Tania and Josh as they search for the source of the scary sounds and large glittering eyes.
ISBN 9781870516884
Publisher Tamarind Books, 2008
Wignell, Edel & Pearce, Carl (ill)
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12303
Big Nuisance
Life in Sleepy Village is very slow and nothing's changed for a long, long time, until the meddlesome giant Big Nuisance comes to stay and starts a whole lot of trouble.
ISBN 9781740518765
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2003
Morimoto, Junko
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15291
Big ugly monster and the little stone rabbit, The
An endearing story about a big, ugly monster who was so ugly that all the animals and birds ran away, the trees lost their leaves, the blue sky turned to grey. No-one would talk to him and he felt lonely until one day, he had an idea.
ISBN 9780099455950
Publisher Random House Children's Books, 2004
Wormell, Chris
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15196
Billy's beetle
Billy's beetle is missing and the sniffy dog can help. He finds a hedgehog, two beetles that don't belong to Billy, a hairy caterpillar and some sausages. Someone will have to find Billy's beetle.
ISBN 9780340586358
Publisher Hodder Children's Books (Australia), 2001
Inkpen, Mick
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12084
Bim bam boom
A counting book, with fabulous illustrations, featuring zoo animals, thunder and lightning. A book to be read aloud and a fun way for children to learn.
ISBN 9780733305627
Publisher ABC Books, 1998
Wild, Margaret & Harris, Wayne (ill)
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5445
Bird builds a nest: A science storybook
Bird is up early - she's building her nest. She pushes and pulls twigs into place until it's ready and waiting...can you guess what for?
ISBN 9781406355130
Publisher Walker Books, 2018
Jenkins, Martin & Jones, Richard (ill)
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101589
Birthday for Frances, A
As her little sister Gloria's birthday approaches, Frances wavers between being generous and being jealous.
ISBN 9780064430074
Series Frances series (4 of 7)
Publisher HarperCollins Australia, 1976
Hoban, Russell
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12179
Birthday party
Alexandra and her friends have to consider their food allergies when planning and preparing for Alexandra's fun birthday party.
ISBN 9780749636722
Publisher Watts, 2000
Church, Diane
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3017
Birthday surprise
Friends can come in all shapes and sizes and, here, the best friends are a sheep, an owl and a panda, showing how friends play, get along and share.
ISBN 9781741695328
Series Friends for keeps series (6 books)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2010
Quay, Emma & Walker, Anna (ill)
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751014
Biscuit maker, The
On Mavin Road, families hustle, joggers puff and workers hurry to the train station. There's no time for hellos or neighbourly chats until a biscuit maker's magic brings them all together.
ISBN 9781760650438
Publisher Walker Books, 2020
Lawson, Sue & Anelli, Liz (ill)
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55591
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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12108
Blue bike, The
A great grandmother reminisces about where children used to play before the roads and buildings were constructed. Her great-granddaughter finds it hard to imagine the changes that have taken place.
ISBN 9780864612809
Publisher Koala Books, 2000
Hilton, Nette & Stanley, David (ill)
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Bluey series NEW 2021
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Series Bluey series NEW 2021 (99 books)
Various
No book cover.
817316
Bluey: Bingo
With Bluey away for the day, can Bingo find a way to play by herself? A board book with a special puzzle surprise.
ISBN 9781761041143
Series Bluey series NEW 2021 (99 books)
Publisher Puffin Australia, 2021
Bluey
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817582
Bluey: Bob Bilby
It's Bingo's turn to take Bob Bilby home. Will they have fun times?
ISBN 9781760896638
Series Bluey series NEW 2021 (99 books)
Publisher Puffin Australia, 2020
Bluey
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817295
Bluey: Fruit bat
Join Bluey on a dreamy night-time adventure. What will you see in the dark? Not wanting to go to bed, Bluey wishes she was a nocturnal fruit bat that stays up all night. Soon she finds herself flying through the night sky.
ISBN 9781760894047
Series Bluey series NEW 2021 (99 books)
Publisher Puffin Australia, 2019
Bluey
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791374
Bluey: Grannies
Join Bluey and Bingo as they try to answer the question: can grannies dance? A gorgeous board book for kids of all ages. Look out for the lenticular page to make the grannies floss!
ISBN 9781760899363
Series Bluey series NEW 2021 (99 books)
Publisher Puffin Australia, 2020
Bluey
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787735
Bluey: Mum school
Bluey wants to play Mum School instead of having her bath. But will the kids listen to her?
ISBN 9781761041136
Series Bluey series NEW 2021 (99 books)
Publisher Puffin Australia, 2021
Bluey
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796555
Bluey: My Dad Is awesome
Everyone loves Bandit, especially Bluey and Bingo! Find out what makes this true blue dad so special in this hilarious and heartwarming book.
ISBN 9781760899400
Series Bluey series NEW 2021 (99 books)
Publisher Puffin Australia, 2020
Bluey & Bingo
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817576
Bluey: My mum is the best
Bluey and Bingo love their mum and she loves them! Discover all of Chilli's special mum skills in this touching and humorous book.
ISBN 9781761041129
Series Bluey series NEW 2021 (99 books)
Publisher Puffin Australia, 2021
Bluey & Bingo
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754132
Bluey: The beach
Join Bluey for a fun day at the beach. What will you discover along the way?
ISBN 9781760894054
Series Bluey series NEW 2021 (99 books)
Publisher Puffin Australia, 2019
Bluey
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817580
Bluey: The creek
What will Bluey find when she explores the creek?
ISBN 9781760896614
Series Bluey series NEW 2021 (99 books)
Publisher Puffin Australia, 2020
Bluey
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787734
Bluey: The pool
Bluey and Bingo head to the pool with Dad. What could go wrong? A gorgeous board book for kids of all ages.
ISBN 9781761040849
Series Bluey series NEW 2021 (99 books)
Publisher Puffin Australia, 2021
Bluey
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817588
Bluey: Veranda Santa
It's Christmas Eve and Bluey, Bingo and Muffin decide to play a game called Verandah Santa! What will Santa bring them?
ISBN 9781761040610
Series Bluey series NEW 2021 (99 books)
Publisher Puffin Australia, 2020
Bluey
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Books that drive kids crazy series
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Series Books that drive kids crazy series (5 books)
Stanton, Beck & Stanton, Matt
No book cover.
5675
Bouncing back: an eastern barred bandicoot story
How did the last Eastern Barred Bandicoot on the Australian mainland end up living in a rubbish tip?
ISBN 9781486308279
Publisher CSIRO, 2018
Cleave, Rohan & Tulloch, Coral (ill)
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6643
Box cars, The
Liam and Kai are the best of friends. They do everything together. Each day in the park they race around in their box cars, pretending to be everything from policemen chasing down bad guys to chauffeurs driving around movie stars! One day they notice a little girl watching them- she's keen to join in and they're happy to be her friends too, but with only two box cars to play with it seems someone's going to be left out.
ISBN 9781925335835
Publisher EK Books, 2019
Vescio, Robert & King, Cara (ill)
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636632
Boy in the big blue glasses, The
Sam doesn't like his new glasses. They make his ears hurt. His parents say he looks handsome in them. But Sam just wants to look like himself. His teacher doesn't recognize him; she says he must be a new superhero. But Sam doesn't want to be a superhero. He just wants to be himself. At least his best friend George recognizes him and thinks he looks okay. Sam does everything he can to lose his glasses but they keep being found. And then things get even worse, and Sam has to cope with googly-eyed turtles and giant penguins! Eventually, with a bit of confidence and a lot of humour, Sam finds out that wearing glasses isn't so bad - and people still like him just the way he is after all.
ISBN 9781925335996
Publisher EK Books, 2019
Gervay, Susanne & Crosby-Fairall, Marjorie (ill)
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88086
Boy who built the boat, The
Henry, his sister and teddy set out to build a boat from scratch. Rhythmic text celebrates the simple joy of making things.
ISBN 9781741755886
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2006
Mueller, Ross & Smith, Craig (ill)
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52700
Brand new baby
A new baby brother has arrived and Wendy and Edward are not quite sure what to make of the small bundle. It seems that everything has changed at home.
ISBN 9781406316407
Publisher Walker Books, 2008
Graham, Bob
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5788
Brave little tailor, The
The story of the little tailor and the challenges he faces.
ISBN 9781846436543
Series Flip-up fairy tales series (28 books)
Publisher Child's Play International Ltd, 2014
Barella, Laura (ill)
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122971
Bread and jam for Frances
Frances decides that bread and jam are all she wants to eat and her understanding parents grant her wish at breakfast, lunch, dinner and, even, snacktime.
ISBN 9780064430968
Series Frances series (3 of 7)
Publisher HarperCollins Australia, 1986
Hoban, Russell
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38505
Brian Banana Duck Sunshine Yellow
Brian Banana Duck sees colours brighter than others, and even sees things which others can not see. When he gets lost one day his Nana finds him, but when he gets lost the second time, he makes his way home, but this time with a surprise.
ISBN 9781741147414
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2007
McKimmie, Chris
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2951
Bridget Fidget hold on tight
Bridget Fidget is in a fix. She forgot to hold on tight to her beloved toy, Captain Cat, and lost him in a shop. It's disaster. Luckily, her friend, Billy, is there to save the day.
ISBN 9780141501819
Publisher Puffin USA, 2010
Berger, Joe
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18719
Broken bird, a tale of true love
Broken Bird is born with only one wing but he refuses to believe he will never fly. His brothers tease him but he puts his best foot forward and sets off to explore the world, from the ground.
ISBN 9780141381589
Publisher Puffin Australia, 2006
Broad, Michael
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20242
Brothers Quibble, The
Spalding Quibble ruled the roost. He did not have to share anything. But, then, his parents introduced a brand new baby brother.
ISBN 9780670076000
Publisher Penguin Books Australia, 2014
Blabey, Aaron
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660689
Bubbay's desert adventure
Bubbay was lonely. He lived alone with his goat herd in the Australian desert. He slept under the stars, who were his friends and knew they kept him company through the night. He wished for a family to love. One night a talking star and his magical grandma came to help him on an adventure to make his wish come true.
ISBN 9781925936797
Publisher Magabala Books, 2020
Wowolla Boyle, Josie & Martins, Fern (ill)
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643201
Bubbles and Buddy
Two kitten brothers, who are also good buddies - but do they always get along?
ISBN 9780646800257
Publisher Denver Kidd, 2019
Kidd, Denver
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17489
Buck and his truck
Buck and his truck and Harry and his lorry are rival removalists. One day, they turn up for the same job and trouble starts.
ISBN 9781844289387
Publisher Walker Books, 2005
French, Vivian & Lacome, Julie (ill)
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10347
Budinge and the Min Min lights
Budinge lives with his grandmother, deep in the Australian bush. One night, he notices a bright light twinkling through the trees. Budinge's grandmother had often warned him that if he didn't behave, the Min-Min lights would come and lead him away. Budinge is frightened and begins to run.
ISBN 9781743628577
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2015
Kirk, Uncle Joe & Casey, Greer & Harrold, Sandi (ill)
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15059
Buffy, an adventure story
Buffy is a wonderful performing dog, rejected by his magician owner. He journeys the world until he realises that he can only be who he is and then he finds a family.
ISBN 9780744577853
Publisher Walker Books, 2001
Graham, Bob
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3476
Building boy, The
The boy's work was done. He looked into the eyes he'd built and said, "Grandma, wake up." All at once the stars leapt closer. Grandma grabbed the boy, raising him high above the roof tiles on her head. She was alive.
ISBN 9780571314096
Publisher Faber & Faber, 2016
Montgomery, Ross & Litchfield, David (ill)
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24726
Bus called Heaven, A
One morning, a broken old bus appears, from nowhere, right outside Stella's house. Everyone wonders how it got there. When Stella climbs on board, she sees everything that it could become. So the lonely old bus becomes the place to hold meetings, play games and share stories. But one day, a tow truck arrives, threatening to take away not just the bus, but everything the community has worked hard to create.
ISBN 9781406334197
Publisher Walker Books Australia Pty Ltd, 2011
Graham, Bob
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12400
Bush babies
A beautifully illustrated, lift-the-flap book which describes fourteen animal babies found in the Australian bush.
ISBN 9780734408754
Publisher Thomas C Lothian Pty Ltd, 2005
Dale, Kim
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32266
Busy little creatures
A fun way to explore movement, colour, patterns, sizes and numbers whilst supporting your child's learning and encouraging outdoor play and adventure.
ISBN 9780648115601
Publisher Little Book Press, 2017
Bowden, Fiona
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15272
Butterflies of the sea (Marine life for young readers)
Very simple text with full page photographic illustrations that teach about marine life such as butterflies of the sea. Contains a glossary and index.
ISBN 9780733920820
Series Marine life for young readers series (20 books)
Publisher Pearson Education Australia, 2000
Swartz, Stanley L & Yin, Robert (phot)
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4634
By the light of the moon
Ivan's old house had always been so warm and friendly. But, his new house is strange and Ivan can't sleep. From his window, he sees a shimmering light land in the garden. It's a creature called Moji who takes Ivan on a fabulous night-time adventure, up high into space, bounding through starlit forests and down deep into the oceans. The magical Moji shows Ivan that, soon, the new house will feel like home.
ISBN 9781408852118
Publisher Bloomsbury, 2016
Percival, Tom
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31588
Can I cuddle the moon?
A little owl who is searching for someone to cuddle discovers that the cuddle may not be very far away at all.
ISBN 9781741695540
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2010
Brown, Kerry & Stewart, Lisa (ill)
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23535
Can we lick the spoon now?
Share in the fun as Dad and the children get busy in the kitchen. They're making a chocolate cake and lots of things go wrong in the process.
ISBN 9781921504167
Publisher Working Title Press, 2010
Goess, Carol & Ainslie, Tamsin (ill)
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4000
Can you cuddle like a koala?
I wonder if you can cuddle like a koala, hug like a bear or do all the other things the animals in these beautiful pictures can do on their way to bed.
ISBN 9781843623625
Publisher Orchard Books, 2003
Butler, John
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12065
Can't you sleep, Little Bear
Little Bear can't sleep. Even with the biggest lantern at his bedside, he is frightened of the dark. But Big Bear finds a way to reassure him by taking him out to see the moon and the stars.
ISBN 9780744581669
Publisher Walker Books, 2001
Waddell, Martin & Firth, Barbara (ill)
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19838
Canadian Year, A
We're Liam, Ava, Oki, Chloe and Noah - and we're ready to take you on a journey through twelve months in the life of Canadian kids. Enjoy festivals and events, games and sports, flora and fauna, quirky traditions and famous sites of our country. Come join us on an Canadian childhood adventure!
ISBN 9781925335439
Series Twelve months in the life of kids series (4 of 7)
Publisher Exisle Publishing, 2016
McCartney, Tania & Snerling, Tina (ill)
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27590
Captain Jack and the pirates
Jack, Zak and Casper, brave mariners three, are building a galleon down by the sea. A family day out at the beach turns into a swashbuckling pirate adventure.
ISBN 9780723269281
Publisher Puffin UK, 2016
Bently, Peter & Oxenbury, Helen
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12494
Carp for Kimiko, A
Kimiko very much wants a calico carp kite to fly on Children's Day. She can't have one because she's a girl and Japanese tradition dictates that only boys get colourful kites. Luckily, Kimiko has understanding parents.
ISBN 9780881064117
Publisher Charlesbridge Publishing, 1993
Kroll, Virginia & Roundtree, Katherine (ill)
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18613
Castles
An imaginative story of princesses and pirates and a magical world.
ISBN 9780670041848
Publisher Penguin, 2005
Baillie, Allan & Magerl, Caroline (ill)
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12311
Cat and fish
Cat and Fish discover each other one night and spark a most unlikely friendship. As they teach each other about the worlds of the land and the sea, they find they share a common sense of adventure. They learn new things from each other.
ISBN 9780734404817
Publisher Thomas C Lothian Pty Ltd, 2003
Grant, Joan & Curtis, Neil (ill)
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570812
Cat wants kittens, The
Kevin has some new playmates. They are cute and cuddly and they're here to stay; but not if Kevin has anything to do with it! See what happens when two adorable kittens barge into Kevin's life and make themselves at home. How will this fussy feline cope?
ISBN 9781742769097
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2018
Crumble, P. & Gifford, Lucinda (ill)
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659292
Caveman next door, The
Trying to fit into the modern world when you are a caveman isn't easy. Ogg always seems to get things wrong...with hilarious results. Poor Ogg, he just wants to fit in. Luckily he has his best friend Penny to help him.
ISBN 9781925594850
Publisher New Frontier Publishing, 2019
Tinn-Disbury, Tom
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14391
Celeste sails to Spain
Celeste and her family members have different experiences while going to the museum, to the park, to the show, celebrating and dreaming.
ISBN 9780733621062
Publisher Hachette Children's Books, 2006
Lester, Alison
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17778
Chalk rainbow, The
Zane is different to other kids. He has his own made-up language. He likes to line things up. And he is frightened of things that don't seem to bother other people - like the colour black. Things are looking pretty bleak for him and his family, until his sister starts to draw a chalk rainbow on the front steps of their house...
ISBN 9781925335453
Publisher EK Books, 2017
Kelly, Deborah & Jones, Gwynneth (ill)
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578088
Charlie
Charlie's a very clever lion. He loves art, fancy restaurants and travelling. Or at least, he thinks he would. It's hard to tell, since he's stuck in a zoo. If Charlie is ever going to explore the world, he'll need a cunning disguise.
ISBN 9780143785026
Publisher Penguin Random House Australia, 2018
Ghosh, Ronojoy
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12645
Charlotte and me
At kindergarten, a little boy meets Charlotte, a little girl from Paris, and they become great friends. When Charlotte has to return to Paris, the boy must deal with his loss.
ISBN 9781921136054
Publisher Windy Hollow Books, 2007
Gould, Sally
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18705
Chatterbox
Max's baby sister, Daisy, is gorgeous. But when is she going to talk? Mum wants her to say moo, Dad wants her to say neigh, Nana wants her to baa and Max wants her to quack. But Daisy says nothing, until one day she surprises everyone.
ISBN 9780670029327
Publisher Penguin, 2006
Wild, Margaret & Niland, Deborah (ill)
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5933
Cheeky monkey
Dad wakes his small boy and it's time for a bath, dressing, hair combing and breakfast.
ISBN 9780733321009
Publisher ABC Books, 2008
Daddo, Andrew & Quay, Emma (ill)
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28581
Cheer up your teddy bear, Emily Brown
Emily Brown and her side-kick rabbit, Stanley, are on a mission to cheer up one very unhappy teddy bear. But, no matter what they try, the teddy bear is still miserable. Emily Brown has had enough.
ISBN 9781408308486
Publisher Orchard Books, 2011
Cowell, Cressida & Layton, Neal (ill)
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5367
Children who loved books, The
Angus and Lucy love books. They have hundreds of them. Then, one day, all the books are taken away and the family discovers they need books more than they could ever have imagined.
ISBN 9781921928161
Publisher New Frontier Publishing, 2012
Carnavas, Peter
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4632
Christmas at home
The tree is decorated, the presents are wrapped and the neighbourhood Christmas lights blaze against a warm December sky in Australia. It's Christmas time at home, the very best time of the year.
ISBN 9781760402952
Publisher The Five Mile Press Pty Ltd, 2016
Saxby, Claire & Dawson, Janine (ill)
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15276
Clams, oysters and scallops (Marine life for young readers)
Very simple text with full page photographic illustrations that teach about marine life such as clams, oysters and scallops. Contains a glossary and index.
ISBN 9780733926686
Series Marine life for young readers series (20 books)
Publisher Pearson Education Australia, 2001
Swartz, Stanley L & Yin, Robert (phot)
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9663
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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18438
Clancy the courageous cow
Clancy, the cow, is born with different markings from all the other 'Belted Galloways' in her herd. Being different, it turns out, has certain advantages and she may be able to save the herd.
ISBN 9781862915633
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2006
Hume, Lachie
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Classic books with holes 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 Classic books with holes series (21 books)
Various
No book cover.
17984
Claude all at sea
When Claude leaves the taps running, a quiet bath time turns into a seafaring adventure.
ISBN 9781444903676
Publisher Hodder Children's Books (UK), 2016
Smith, Alex T
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12842
Claydon was a clingy child
Claydon is a clingy child who won't let go of his mother's leg. This is a bad idea because his mother is into dangerous sports. Claydon's bear thinks it is a bad idea too.
ISBN 9780340757239
Publisher Hodder Children's Books (Australia), 2001
Cowell, Cressida
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660046
Cleo & Rob
Sometimes hope has four paws, golden eyes and soft black fur. A kitten called Cleo steps into six-year-old Rob's life after his big brother, Sam, dies.
ISBN 9781988547190
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2019
Brown, Helen & Morris, Phoebe (ill)
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101519
Clifford and the grouchy neighbours
No matter how hard Clifford tried, his neighbours did not like him. They felt he snored too loud, he shedded too much and he blocked their sunlight.
ISBN 9789995123642
Series Clifford series (80 books)
Publisher Scholastic US, 1985
Bridwell, Norman
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18001
Clifford and the halloween parade
It is Halloween and Clifford's friends bring him a ladder, a hose and a light that flashes. Clifford decides to march in the Halloween parade as a big, red firetruck.
ISBN 9780439098342
Series Clifford series (80 books)
Publisher Scholastic US, 2002
Bridwell, Norman
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17788
Clifford follows his nose
Clifford follows his nose past the pizzeria, the bakery, the florist, and finally home to Emily Elizabeth.
ISBN 9780590443456
Series Clifford series (80 books)
Publisher Scholastic US, 1992
Bridwell, Norman
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99594
Clifford grows up
As she looks through a photo album, Emily Elizabeth remembers Clifford's puppyhood.
ISBN 9780439082334
Series Clifford series (80 books)
Publisher Scholastic US, 1999
Bridwell, Norman
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Clifford series
Any three titles read from this series can be included as official Challenge books; up to five more titles can be included as your personal choice books. To see the individual book titles and their PRC ID numbers, go to the Series lists on the Booklists page, on the website. Or, you can search for a series name or the individual titles by using the Search function on the top left hand corner of the screen.
Series Clifford series (80 books)
Bridwell, Norman
No book cover.
18008
Clifford visits the hospital
Clifford visits the hospital and gets into mischief everywhere he goes.
ISBN 9780439140966
Series Clifford series (80 books)
Publisher Scholastic US, 2000
Bridwell, Norman
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101521
Clifford's best friend: a story about Emily Elizabeth
Having Clifford around makes every day special for Emily Elizabeth. Not every girl can invite the kids at school to ride home on the back of her big red dog.
ISBN 9780439219976
Series Clifford series (80 books)
Publisher Scholastic US, 2001
Bridwell, Norman
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512
Clifford's birthday party
Clifford's family have a birthday party for Clifford, their big, red dog.
ISBN 9780590442794
Series Clifford series (80 books)
Publisher Scholastic US, 1998
Bridwell, Norman
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101514
Clifford's day with dad
When Clifford visits his dad in the country, they spend a fun day fetching, digging and playing together.
ISBN 9780439410731
Series Clifford series (80 books)
Publisher Scholastic US, 2003
Bridwell, Norman
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101512
Clifford's family
Come and meet Clifford's family.
ISBN 9780439725224
Series Clifford series (80 books)
Publisher Scholastic US, 2005
Bridwell, Norman
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128412
Clifford's first sleepover
When Emily Elizabeth goes to Grandma and Grandpa's house for a sleepover, she thinks she is leaving her small red puppy behind. So there are lots of surprises in store when Clifford sneaks into her suitcase.
ISBN 9780439472852
Series Clifford series (80 books)
Publisher Scholastic US, 2004
Bridwell, Norman
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4028
Clifford's Halloween
Out of all the holidays, Emily Elizabeth and Clifford like Halloween the most. They play games, trick or treat in the neighbourhood, and tell ghost stories. Best of all, they can wear costumes. Clown, witch, knight, or ghost, what will Clifford decide to dress up as this year?
ISBN 9780545215954
Series Clifford series (80 books)
Bridwell, Norman
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128431
Clifford's happy Mother's Day
Mother's Day is coming and Emily Elizabeth is gathering together candy, flowers and a card she'll make herself to surprise her mother. When Clifford accidentally knocks over the ink and tracks pawprints over the card, Emily's surprise might be ruined.
ISBN 9780439222297
Series Clifford series (80 books)
Publisher Scholastic US, 2001
Bridwell, Norman
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1225
Clive eats alligators
When it comes to playing, eating, shopping, dressing and even going to bed, Clive, Tessa, Frank, Rosie and the rest of the kids all have their favourite way of doing things.
ISBN 9780340608562
Publisher Hodder Headline Australia Pty Ltd, 1994
Lester, Alison
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64051
Cloud, The
One little girl never draws anything and never smiles, she seems to have a little black cloud above her. One classmate decides she is going to try and help her smile, draw together and make a friend or two.
ISBN 9781846433436
Publisher Child's Play International Ltd, 2010
Cumming, Hannah
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5687
Cloudland
Albert is high in the mountains when he falls over a cliff. Just in time, Albert is saved by the Cloud Children who, with some magic words, make him light and airy. Albert has a wonderful time until something reminds him of his own little bed.
ISBN 9780224045810
Publisher Jonathan Cape, 1996
Burningham, John
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612687
Clover's big ideas
Being the smallest in the paddock isn't easy. Clover is always being teased. When three naughty lambs go too far, Clover and her big ideas step in. Discover how Clover shows being little makes her more determined and clever than they could ever imagine.
ISBN 9780994626967
Publisher Little Pink Dog Books, 2017
Donaghey, Georgie and Middleton, Emma (ill)
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18340
Clumsy crab
Nipper, the crab, hates his clumsy claws until he uses them to rescue his friend from being tangled in seaweed.
ISBN 9780864615152
Publisher Koala Books, 2005
Galloway, Ruth
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578090
Collecting sunshine
Mabel and Robert love to collect things on their walks, leaves and stones and seeds and berries. But when they are caught in the rain and can't take their collection home they have an even better idea.
ISBN 9780143785187
Publisher Penguin Random House Australia, 2018
Flynn, Rachel & Ainslie, Tamsin (ill)
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696548
Colouring competition, The
It was the perfect day for a colouring-in competition until Oscar noticed he had competition. Now, both Oscar and Henry can't stop colouring and they have gone way outside the lines!
ISBN 9781760158859
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2020
McKenzie, Heath
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613984
Colouroos
When three different mobs of kangaroos come to the waterhole, they aren't sure what to make of each other. But they soon discover that they're more alike than they thought.
ISBN 9780734418838
Publisher Lothian Books, 2019
McGregor, Anna
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12163
Come away from the water, Shirley
While Shirley's parents sit on the beach with their knitting and newspapers, Shirley embarks on a fantasy adventure.
ISBN 9780099899402
Publisher Red Fox, 1992
Burningham, John
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94504
Come down, cat
The day is ending, night is falling and Nicholas's cat won't come down from the roof. High on the roof, she licks her paws while Nicholas worries about her being all alone, especially during the night. But, his cat doesn't want to come down, at least, not yet.
ISBN 9780670074754
Publisher Penguin Books Australia, 2011
Hartnett, Sonya & Masciullo, Lucia (ill)
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128773
Come on, Daisy
Daisy is more interested in exploring the exciting things around her than listening to Mother Duck. But, when she comes to some dark and scary waters, she is very happy to have her mum near.
ISBN 9781843622727
Publisher Orchard Books, 2004
Simmons, Jane
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30939
Cooking with grandma
Anya loves visiting Grandma and Grandpa. They like to cook together and then go on adventures around the house.
ISBN 9781921564192
Publisher Hardie Grant Egmont, 2009
Mastnak, Rosemary
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48801
Copy cat
Cat is small and Dog is big. Whatever Dog does, Cat does too. Dog gets really fed up with Cat copying everything she does. But one day, when Cat can't be found, Dog discovers she doesn't have anyone to play with.
ISBN 9781846433672
Publisher Child's Play International Ltd, 2010
Birchall, Mark
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10874
Cottonwool Colin
Colin is the smallest of ten mice siblings and his mother is so fearful for his safety that she decides to wrap him up in cottonwool to protect him. This isn't as effective as she hoped.
ISBN 9781842707197
Publisher Andersen Press Ltd, 2007
Willis, Jeanne & Ross, Tony (ill)
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774392
Courageous Lucy: The girl who liked to worry
Lucy worries about everything and she worries a lot. She's so skilled at worrying that she worries about new and interesting things no one else even thinks about! But when Mrs Hunt tells the class there is going to be a school musical, Lucy decides she wants to be a part of it. She's too worried to try out for any of the parts but Mrs Hunt finds the perfect role for her. Being a piece of the landscape may not suit everyone but Lucy puts everything into being the best tree she can, and with a sprinkle of courage she stands proud and tall as her knees knock and her tummy ties in knots. She becomes the best tree anyone can ever remember!
ISBN 9781925820775
Publisher EK Books, 2021
Russell, Paul & King, Cara (ill)
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4038
Cow tripped over the moon, The
Hey diddle diddle, you all know the riddle, a cow jumps over the moon. But, the moon is very high in the sky and cow has to make many high-flying leaps.
ISBN 9781743623534
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2015
Wilson, Tony & Wood, Laura (ill)
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1325
Crabbing with Dad
With sunscreen and life jackets on, Dad and two children zoom off into the creek, passing other boats and people fishing along the way. It's a good time to be on the water and they even come across Cousin Dan, throwing his net as far as he can. With the crab pots set, they wait patiently and play games as they try to guess what fish could be swimming under their boat. It's finally time to check the crab pots.
ISBN 9781925360158
Publisher Magabala Books, 2016
Seden, Paul
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22958
Crash! Boom!: A maths tale
Elephant has a bucket of blocks and wants to build something tall. Something as tall as Elephant. But will it stay up? CRASH! BOOM! Not this time. Build it again? One block. Two blocks? Four blocks? It's still not as tall as Elephant. More blocks! Now will it stay up? Now will it be as tall as Elephant? Build, balance, count - question, estimate, measure - predict, crash, and build again!
ISBN 9780763678272
Publisher Candlewick Press, 2018
Harris, Robie H. & Chatterton, Chris (ill)
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12304
Croc bait
Sean's uncles say he is too small to go fishing with them. ""You might get eaten by a crocodile"", they say. But, Sean reckons he is old enough to go fishing so, early one morning, he goes to the river all by himself.
ISBN 9781862915138
Publisher Omnibus Books, 2003
Norrington, Leonie
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13542
Crusher is coming
Crusher, the school football hero, is coming over to Peter's place. In anticipation, Peter clears his room of childish toys, gives instructions to his mother and young sister about how to behave, and prepares lots of exciting games. But, Crusher isn't quite what Peter expects.
ISBN 9780734410702
Publisher Lothian Books, 2008
Graham, Bob
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14989
Cuddle time
The morning adventure from the children's room into their parents' bed, told with delightful humour.
ISBN 9780744596632
Publisher Walker Books, 2004
Gleeson, Libby & Vivas, Julie (ill)
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18058
Cuddly Dudley
Dudley is so lovely and cuddly that his brothers and sisters can't leave him alone, even when he wants some time to himself. So Dudley sets off alone across the tundra, until he discovers that being with friends and being incredibly cuddly isn't such a bad thing after all.
ISBN 9781406310740
Publisher Walker Books, 2008
Alborough, Jez
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5560
Cupcake
Vanilla Cupcake is feeling a bit plain next to his fancy brothers and sisters, until candle comes along and they come up with some ideas.
ISBN 9781423118978
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2010
Mericle Harper, Charise
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9036
Curry for Murray, A
After making a curry for her neighbour, Murray, Molly's delicious dishes are in demand. Now everyone wants a taste of her cooking. Before long, Molly's making meals for the people in her street, the suburb and then for people in other cities and even other countries. Molly cooks up a storm for everyone until she injures herself.
ISBN 9780702253546
Publisher University of Queensland Press, 2015
Hunter, Kate & Masciullo, Lucia (ill)
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12291
Cuthbert's babies
When Cuthbert's mother brings home not one baby brother, but four baby sisters, no one seems to have any time for Cuthbert. He wishes for someone to play with, someone big and bad. Three pirates aren't exactly what he had in mind.
ISBN 9780670040735
Publisher Penguin, 2003
Allen, Pamela
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12405
Dad I can't sleep
Little Panda can't sleep so his Dad suggests that he count sheep, then cows, then pigs and tigers, then elephants and polar bears. Little Panda is still having trouble going to sleep so Dad suggests he count all the different kinds of dinosaurs.
ISBN 9780099610717
Publisher Red Fox, 1996
Topics / K-2 Numeracy /
Foreman, Michael
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570813
Dad is a robot, My
Psssssst! Wanna hear something cool? Dont tell everyone, But my Dad is a ROBOT! Admittedly, this dad is an older model, he doesn't have laser eyes or jet-powered feet and his batteries regularly run flat. But there's one little boy who wouldn't change a thing...
ISBN 9781742993256
Publisher Koala Books, 2018
Cosgrove, Matt
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22136
Dad who measures up, A
In this funny, moving story, a little girl is about to find out what makes an ideal dad as she searches for one who can measure up to the mummy she loves.
ISBN 9780958557191
Publisher Wilkins Farago Pty Ltd, 2008
Cali, Davide & Cantone, Anna Laura (ill)
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7245
Daddies
Daddies like doing lots of wild things but they're also great for cuddles.
ISBN 9780734410849
Publisher Lothian Books, 2009
Hoy, Catriona & Webster, Mal (ill)
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15746
Daddy lost his head
If your daddy lost his head, I wonder what you'd do. Make him a new one, of course. All you'd need are some old newspapers, some paint and a potato for his nose. It turns out there are lots of advantages to having a dad with no head. He doesn't shout or snore, he always agrees with you, and he loves doing housework.
ISBN 9781862309968
Publisher Random House Children's Books, 2011
Bouchard, Andre & Blake, Quentin (ill)
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6217
Daddy shop, The
Hey, kids. Are you looking for a new daddy? Well, look no further. At the Daddy Shop, we have daddies to suit every occasion. Check out our daddies today! The Father and Son Picnic is coming up, but Daddy can't go with Tai because he's working. When Tai hears about the The Daddy Shop, he takes matters into his own paws and tries out some new daddies. Around-The-House Daddy does all the chores and Out-And-About Daddy plays all day long. But which daddy will be the best one for Tai? A big-hearted tale that celebrates daddies everywhere.
ISBN 9781925563511
Publisher Wombat Books, 2018
Darlison, Aleesah & O'Gara, Kelly (ill)
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15002
Daddy's having a horse
Caitlin is excited because her mum is having a baby. Her brother, Lachlan, is even more excited - he's sure Dad's having a horse.
ISBN 9780733616631
Publisher Hodder Headline Australia Pty Ltd, 2005
Shanahan, Lisa & Quay, Emma (ill)
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5926
Daddy's sandwich
Join a little girl on her quest to make her father the perfect sandwich, whether he likes it or not.
ISBN 9780571311828
Publisher Faber & Faber, 2015
Jones, Pip & Hughes, Laura (ill)
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54467
Daisy and the puppy
Daisy wants a puppy so much. She knows all of the dogs in her neighbourhood and bathes them for free every Saturday. Daisy thinks she will never get a dog of her own, until she and her mum spot Ollie.
ISBN 9781742830513
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2013
Shanahan, Lisa & Acton, Sara (ill)
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5708
Dance of the sugar plum fairy
Marcus and Mary make the finest, sweetest-smelling candy. When the King has a taste, he decides to order more than they can possibly make. But, help is at hand to meet the ever-increasing orders from the King. While you read, listen to the music of the Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy on the accompanying CD.
ISBN 9781921042621
Publisher New Frontier Publishing, 2009
Whiting, Sue & Davis, Sarah (ill)
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29826
Dance with me
A ballerina in a music box loves nothing more than to dance. But when the little girl who owns the box grows up, who will dance with the ballerina now? A gorgeous story about treasured possessions and the memories they hold.
ISBN 9781925335231
Publisher EK Books, 2016
Harrison, Penny & Jones, Gwynneth (ill)
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751155
Dandy & Dazza
Dandy and Dazza were different in so many ways. Dandy was a 'best in show' sort of hound. Dazza was a 'rough and tumble' sort of mongrel. Could these two very different dogs ever be good friends?
ISBN 9781921928826
Publisher New Frontier Publishing, 2021
Dumbleton, Mike & Curzon, Brett (ill)
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12146
Day in the life of me, A
A little boy has a perfect day. He is greeted enthusiastically by everyone he meets, takes his dog to school where he gets everything right and eats fairy bread and grapes for play lunch. Children line up to play with him and his parents take him out.
ISBN 9780734401960
Publisher Thomas C Lothian Pty Ltd, 2002
Marsden, John & Smith, Craig (ill)
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644952
Dear Grandpa
Henry lives 2003 kilometres from his grandpa - that's longer than all the world's blue whales placed end to end and as uncatchable as a goodnight kiss on a shooting star. But Grandpa knows that even from a long distance, love can be closer than you think.
ISBN 9781760523435
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2019
Simpson, Kate & Ghosh, Ronojo (ill)
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12095
Deep, The
Alice and her family live by the sea and, although she can swim well, Alice is terrified of deep water. She yearns to join her parents, brothers and pet dog playing in the sea. It takes some friendly dolphins to begin chipping away at Alice's fear.
ISBN 9781863682107
Publisher Sandcastle, 1999
Winton, Tim & Louise, Karen (ill)
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12320
Delightful Delilah
How important is a name? Ewan decides to change his, and his family plays along. Each day, Ewan has a new name until, one day, he chooses one that he doesn't know is a girl's name and then the girl who owns it, doesn't want to share it.
ISBN 9780734403773
Publisher Thomas C Lothian Pty Ltd, 2002
Gray, Nigel
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8379
Derek the dinosaur
Derek wishes he could be as fearsome and frightening as his brothers. He soon finds out that his skills will save the day.
ISBN 9781862911413
Publisher Omnibus Books, 2008
Blackwood, Mary & Argent, Kerry (ill)
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Dewdrop 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 Dewdrop series (8 books)
MacCarthy, Patricia
No book cover.
21756
Did you take the B from my _ook
There are two things you need to know. Your favourite thing in the whole world is the letter B. Then, you sneeze and all the Bs are blown out of the book. So, until you can get your favourite letter back, you're about to sound really, really silly.
ISBN 9780733334832
Series Books that drive kids crazy series (5 books)
Publisher ABC Books, 2016
Stanton, Beck & Stanton, Matt
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22118
Dig dig digging
It's a busy day for construction and transport vehicles as the workers and their machines labour all day. With repetitive, predictable text, this book is ideal for young listeners and emerging readers.
ISBN 9781841210803
Publisher Orchard Books, 2001
Mayo, Margaret & Ayliffe, Alex (ill)
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9236
Dingo in the dark
Dingo is afraid of the dark. He can't sleep if Sun is not there to watch over him. So, he's too tired to pay with his friends during the day and is feeling lonely. Dingo must find a way to feel safe when night falls.
ISBN 9781742990972
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2016
Morgan, Sally & Erzinger, Tania (ill)
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738
Dinosaur called Tiny, A
Tiny is such a small dinosaur that the other dinosaurs say he can't play their games. But, Tiny finds a way to show he's bigger than he looks.
ISBN 9780007233908
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, UK, 2008
Durant, Alan & Simpson, Jo (ill)
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6347
Dinosaur Juniors: Give peas a chance
It's dinner-time for Nancy, but oh no... PEAS! Not-so-keen-on-peas Nancy needs to come up with a way to ditch those little green balls. Luckily, she's got a peas-plot up her sleeve. But is she quite as clever as she thinks?
ISBN 9780008207441
Series Dinosaur juniors series (99 books)
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, UK, 2018
Biddulph, Rob
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567887
Dinosaur juniors: Happy hatchday
Meet Otto, Winnie, Greg(osaurus) and all the other dinosaur juniors as they traverse life's first ups and downs!
ISBN 9780008286385
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, UK, 2018
Biddulph, Rob
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7462
Dinosnore12121212
Three little dinosaurs are trying to wake their sleepy Mum but nothing seems to work. She just snores and snores, and the dinosaurs need your help.
Publisher Andersen Press Ltd, 2009
Bendall-Brunello, John---
No book cover.
22706
Do like a duck does
A hairy-scary stranger wants to join the duck family. Mama Duck might be really fooled or she might just have a way of making the hairy-scary stranger very sorry he ever pretended to be a duck.
ISBN 9780763632847
Publisher Candlewick Press, 2002
Hindley, Judy
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15977
Do not open this book
This guy will do anything to stop you opening this book. Threats, bribes, reverse psychology, you name it, he'll offer it.
ISBN 9781760451486
Publisher Lake Press Pty Ltd, 2016
Lee, Andy & McKenzie, Heath (I'll)
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8270
Do not open this book again
He's back! And only one thing's for certain - HE DOESN'T WANT YOU TO OPEN THE BOOK!
ISBN 9781760455163
Publisher Lake Press Pty Ltd, 2017
Lee, Andy & McKenzie, Heath (ill)
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25863
Do you know Millie
Sarah is moving to the big city and must say goodbye to her friends. Sarah knows that Millie lives in the big city and she sets out to find her.
ISBN 9781921042089
Publisher New Frontier Publishing, 2008
Winch, Gordon & Robinson, Alan (ill)
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24371
Doctor Maisy
Dr Maisy and her friend take care of a sick panda.
ISBN 9780763616137
Series Maisy series (44 books)
Cousins, Lucy
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22010
Dog biscuit
When hungry Bridget steals and eats a dog biscuit, it doesn't taste too bad. But, when Mrs Blair tells her that she'll turn into a dog, Bridget starts to worry because dog biscuits are meant for dogs, not people.
ISBN 9780385609302
Publisher Doubleday, 2008
Cooper, Helen
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6260
Dog in, cat out
Follow the busy activities of a family and their cat and dog. In and out, out and in happens from early morning, when the dog leaps out to explore the new smells of the day and have breakfast, until late at night, when the cat slips unnoticed through the window to settle down in the warmth of the sleeping house. Visual with minimal text.
ISBN 9781862911277
Publisher Omnibus Books, 2007
Rubinstein, Gillian & James, Ann (ill)
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5289
Dog, The
My dog is my best friend, when she saw me for the first time, she wagged her tail...
ISBN 9781771642712
Publisher Greystone Books, Canada, 2018
Mixter, Helen & Sada, Margarita (ill)
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21171
Dogasaurus
Imagine if you found a strange egg in a mysterious forest, and then you brought it home, and when it hatched, out popped a baby DINOSAUR! Maybe you'd adopt it as your pet? You could play and do chores together and have lots of fun. But what would you do when it grows, and grows, and GROWS?
ISBN 9781743810712
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2018
Gifford, Lucinda
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9521
Dogger
Dave and Dogger, Dave's soft, brown stuffed toy, go everywhere together. But, one evening, Dave discovers that Dogger is missing. This is the story of how Dogger was lost and finally found again, with a little help from big sister, Bella.
ISBN 9780099927907
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 1994
Hughes, Shirley
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23163
Doing the garden
Follow a family as they go to the garden centre, choose their flowers and seeds and even a tree. They come home, work together in the garden and are finished in time for tea.
ISBN 9781845077211
Publisher Frances Lincoln, 2008
Garland, Sarah
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12114
Don't forget the bacon
A boy goes shopping but struggles to remember the shopping list.
ISBN 9780099413981
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2002
Hutchins, Pat
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16876
Don't leap, larry
Larry Lemming is unlike all the others, but can he teach the others to be more like him? Lemmings look alike, sound alike and act alike, right? So if one jumps off a cliff, the others follow... all except Larry. Larry's a lemming with a mind of his own. Unlike the rest of the crew, he goes sledging with the puffins, eats pepperoni pizza, and likes to wear a top hat. But can Larry teach his fellow lemmings to finally think for themselves? A wonderfully funny, quirky tale about staying true to yourself.
ISBN 9781843653387
Publisher Pavilion, 2017
Briggs, John
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10261
Don't think about purple elephants
Sometimes, Sophie lies in bed at night, unable to get to sleep, worrying about things such as forgetting to take her lunch to school or having to eat Brussels sprouts. Mum thinks she might have a way to help Sophie fall asleep at night, and it might just involve an elephant or two.
ISBN 9781921966699
Publisher Exisle Publishing, 2015
Whelan, Susan & Jones, Gwynneth
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18403
Doodledum dancing
Eighteen fun-filled and humorous poems about pets, pirates, friends and family. Colourful use of language with beautiful illustrations.
ISBN 9780143501336
Publisher Penguin, 2010
Costain, Meredith & Allen, Pamela (ill)
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12209
Dorling Kindersley book of nursery rhymes, The
A well-edited collection of over fifty traditional songs and nursery rhymes for young children.
ISBN 9780751366952
Publisher Dorling Kindersley, 2000
Gliori, Debi
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8602
Double trouble for Anna Hibiscus
When twin boys arrive, Anna Hibiscus finds it hard to share her extended family. She feels neglected and upset, as the boys disrupt her familiar, daily routines. To make matters worse, she is no longer the focus of attention of her aunts, uncles, grandparents, cousins and, most especially, her parents.
ISBN 9781406347012
Publisher Walker Books, 2015
Atinuke & Tobia, Lauren (ill)
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17497
Drawing together
Lucy, Jack and Ibrahim start school together but everyone else has a best friend. It is not easy for three people to all be best friends.
ISBN 9781844281176
Publisher Walker Books, 2005
Thebo, Mimi & Meserve, Jessica (ill)
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12269
Dreadful David
There seems no end to the trouble little David gets into when he visits his grandmother.
ISBN 9780949641144
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 1984
Odgers, Sally Farrell
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4625
Dreadful fluff, The
Serenity's life was perfect. Bu then she discovered something perfectly awful... the DREADFUL FLUFF!
ISBN 9780670075997
Publisher Puffin Australia, 2012
Blabey, Aaron
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6192
Dream bird, The
George is a day child. He rollicks and romps in the light. But at night, George just can't seem to get to sleep. That is, until Gran tells him a bedtime story about a magical bird who sings children to sleep. Will the Dream bird's magic work on George?
ISBN 9781925563337
Publisher Wombat Books, 2018
Darlison, Aleesah & Middleton, Emma (ill)
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593322
Dress-up box, The
The Frolleys have to move from their beloved house at 32 Sunshine Avenue to a place with dripping taps, stinky carpets and ants. But they have brought something with them that can turn any house into a home.
ISBN 9781760124922
Publisher Little Hare Books, 2018
Guest, Patrick & Eckstrom, Nathaniel (ill)
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669518
Duck, apple, egg
Explore the world around you. Duck on the green, sun in the sky, egg in the nest, apple on the tree, and me.
ISBN 9780733340185
Publisher ABC Books, 2020
Millard, Glenda & Heiduczek, Martina (ill)
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571297
Duke of hinklewinkle, The
Bridget lives in the sleepy, seaside town of Hinklewinkle. She spends a lot of time with her Grandpa. Her mother often has to work late and her father lives in another town. Luckily, her caring Grandpa is always close at hand to help out. Grandpa breeds show chickens and Bridget loves to help out. One day when Bridget is feeling a little lonely, Grandpa decides to let Bridget pick a chicken of her own. Far from picking the most beautiful chicken, she picks a strange looking roster she names the 'Duke of Hinklewinkle'. The two become inseparable. When Grandpa's cranky old neighbour, Mr Borewater's chickens are under threat, The Duke of Hinklewinkle surprises everyone.
ISBN 9781925675153
Publisher Big Sky Publishing, 2018
Phillip, John
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660630
Easter Bunnyroo, The
Last week my Dad found something special, Ruby. She has long ears and big feet and an built-in basket for carrying Easter eggs. Surely Ruby must be the Easter Bunny. A delightful Australian Easter story from Susannah Chambers and Laura Woods.
ISBN 9781760635015
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2020
Chambers, Susannah & Wood, Laura (ill)
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24953
Eat your dinner
Bartholomew is less than pleased with his dinner. When he is told to eat up, he says the one word he knows, with emphatic insistence. But, when big George proceeds to polish off his own dinner which is then followed by something delicious, Ba has second thoughts.
ISBN 9781406311860
Publisher Walker Books, 2008
Miller, Virginia
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2439
Edwardo: the horriblest boy in the whole wide world
Edwardo just gets worse and worse until he lives up to everyone's expectations and becomes the horriblest boy in the whole world. When someone starts believing in Edwardo, unexpected things begin to happen.
ISBN 9780099480136
Publisher Red Fox, 2007
Burningham, John
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15277
Eels (Marine life for young readers)
Very simple text with full page photographic illustrations that teach about marine life such as salt-water eels. Contains a glossary and index.
ISBN 9780733926679
Series Marine life for young readers series (20 books)
Publisher Pearson Education Australia, 2001
Swartz, Stanley L & Yin, Robert (phot)
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27257
Eid al-Adha adventure, The: Peg + Cat
It's Eid al-Adha, a very special holiday for Yasmina and Amir, who invite their friends Peg and Cat to check it out. After they all rock out with some singing, it's time to head to the celebration, where there's so much food waiting! Amir explains that an important part of celebrating Eid al-Adha is dividing the meat into three equal parts, one third to be shared with someone who has less. But with all three bowls of meatballs holding different amounts, they've got a big problem! Thanks to a balancing scale, a trip to a soup kitchen, and an unexpected visit to a housebound neighbour, Peg and Cat learn all about the concept of taking from where there's more and giving to where there's less. Even Cat discovers how awesome giving can be. Eid Mubarak!
ISBN 9780763699321
Publisher Candlewick Press, 2018
Oxley, Jennifer & Aronson, Billy
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25232
Eight
Timmy's favourite toy is Eight, the octopus. They go everywhere together until, one day, Eight is left in the park. Timmy wonders if he will ever see his friend again.
ISBN 9781862914568
Publisher Omnibus Books, 2006
Lee, Lyn & Gamble, Kim (ill)
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Elephant & Piggie 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 Elephant & Piggie series (21 books)
Willems, Mo
No book cover.
642801
Ella & Mrs Gooseberry: Discovering what love looks like
Grumpy old Mrs Gooseberry from next door has lost her love. 'I didn't know you could lose love,' says Ella, her young neighbour. So she begins her quest to find out what love looks like and how she can help Mrs Gooseberry to rediscover it.
ISBN 9781925335255
Publisher EK Books, 2019
Conley, Vikki & Pratley, Penelope
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Ella and Olivia series
Any three titles read from this series can be included as official Challenge books; up to five more titles can be included as your personal choice books. To see the individual book titles and their PRC ID numbers, go to the Series lists on the Booklists page, on the website. Or, you can search for a series name or the individual titles by using the Search function on the top left hand corner of the screen.
Series Ella and Olivia series (26 books)
Various
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16337
Ella and Olivia: A wild adventure
Ella and Olivia are going to a native animal park! But are they prepared for their own wild adventure?
ISBN 9781742761947
Series Ella and Olivia series (21 of 26)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2018
Poshoglian, Yvette & McDonald, Danielle (ill)
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19280
Ella and Olivia: ballet stars
Ella and Olivia love to do ballet! But when it comes to dancing on stage, can they both be ballet stars?
ISBN 9781742834986
Series Ella and Olivia series (3 of 26)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2012
Poshoglian, Yvette & McDonald, Danielle (ill)
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13942
Ella and Olivia: beach holiday
Ella and Olivia are going on holiday! But when Olivia gets lost, will Ella be there to save the day?
ISBN 9781743620540
Series Ella and Olivia series (13 of 26)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2015
Poshoglian, Yvette & McDonald, Danielle (ill)
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39642
Ella and Olivia: best friend showdown
Ella and Zoe are best friends. They do everything together. But when they compete for the chocolate drive prize, their friendship is put to the test!
ISBN 9781742833552
Series Ella and Olivia series (2 of 26)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2012
Poshoglian, Yvette & McDonald, Danielle (ill)
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23086
Ella and Olivia: Best friends stories
Follow Ella and Olivia in six all-new stories as they get ready for a big talent show, have a very messy pet party, learn to ice-skate and lots more! The best adventures are the ones you have with your best friends.
ISBN 9781760156077
Series Ella and Olivia series (26 books)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2017
Poshoglian, Yvette & McDonald, Danielle (ill)
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29900
Ella and Olivia: Christmas surprise
Ella and Olivia can't wait until Christmas! But will their secret plan to open their presents early ruin the Christmas surprise?
ISBN 9781742839219
Series Ella and Olivia series (9 of 26)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2013
Poshoglian, Yvette & McDonald, Danielle (ill)
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Ella and Olivia: christmas wonderland
Ella and Olivia are excited about the Christmas fair! Will Ella and Olivia's house have the most spectacular decorations in the neighbourhood?
ISBN 9781743620557
Series Ella and Olivia series (12 of 26)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2017
Poshoglian, Yvette & McDonald, Danielle (ill)
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3319
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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18183
Ella and Olivia: cupcake catastrophe
Ella and Olivia are sisters. Ella is seven years old. Olivia is five-and-a-half years old. They live with their mum and dad and little brother Max. Ella and Olivia are making cupcakes for Dad's birthday. All the family will be there! But when a cooking disaster strikes, will the party be ruined?
ISBN 9781742833545
Series Ella and Olivia series (1 of 26)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2012
Poshoglian, Yvette & McDonald, Danielle (ill)
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28674
Ella and Olivia: flower power
Ella and Olivia are planting a new garden but they can't agree on anything! Can they find a way to work together?
ISBN 9781743620533
Series Ella and Olivia series (11 of 26)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2014
Poshoglian, Yvette & McDonald, Danielle (ill)
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654390
Ella and Olivia: Fun friendship tales
Join Ella and Olivia in six brand-new tales as they play in a netball final, go to a pizza party and perform in a trampoline show! Everything is more fun with a friend by your side!
ISBN 9781760660833
Series Ella and Olivia series (26 books)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2019
Poshoglian, Yvette & McDonald, Danielle (ill)
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24347
Ella and Olivia: hair disaster
Olivia is helping Ella get ready for her ballet concert. But what will Ella do when her new hairstyle turns into a hair disaster!
ISBN 9781743627426
Series Ella and Olivia series (15 of 26)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2015
Poshoglian, Yvette & McDonald, Danielle (ill)
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5221
Ella and Olivia: happy campers
Ella and Olivia can't wait to go camping for the first time! But will their tricky cousins spoil all the fun?
ISBN 9781760157210
Series Ella and Olivia series (18 of 26)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2017
Poshoglian, Yvette & McDonald, Danielle (ill)
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641058
Ella and Olivia: Hula hoopla
Ella and Olivia's school is having a hula hooping challenge! But Olivia can't do the hula hoop. How will she join in?
ISBN 9781742999791
Series Ella and Olivia series (24 of 26)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2019
Poshoglian, Yvette & McDonald, Danielle (ill)
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5224
Ella and Olivia: little lifesavers
Ella and Olivia enrol in Nippers at Two Pines Beach! But will they be ready for the surf club carnival?
ISBN 9781743811498
Series Ella and Olivia series (20 of 26)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2018
Poshoglian, Yvette & McDonald, Danielle (ill)
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10145
Ella and Olivia: Netball fever
Ellas netball team is playing in the grand final! But can Olivia help her big sister and the team when they need it most?
ISBN 9781760157197
Series Ella and Olivia series (16 of 26)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2016
Poshoglian, Yvette & McDonald, Danielle (ill)
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4472
Ella and Olivia: Note perfect
Ella and Olivia are in the junior band. But when it's time for their big performance, will they get concert jitters?
ISBN 9781743811481
Series Ella and Olivia series (19 of 26)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2017
Poshoglian, Yvette & McDonald, Danielle (ill)
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994
Ella and Olivia: pony problem
Ella's friend Zoe is entering an equestrian competition. She invites Ella along to help her groom her horse, Hattie. But Ella has other plans! She ends up entering the pony competition-by accident!
ISBN 9781742837987
Series Ella and Olivia series (7 of 26)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2013
Poshoglian, Yvette & McDonald, Danielle (ill)
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26614
Ella and Olivia: Popstar sisters
Ella and Olivias favourite band is performing at school! But when there is a problem with the music, will Ella and Olivia save the show?
ISBN 9781742999777
Series Ella and Olivia series (22 of 26)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2018
Poshoglian, Yvette & McDonald, Danielle (ill)
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992
Ella and Olivia: puppy trouble
Ella and Olivia have wanted a puppy forever. But when they get their wish, can they keep their promise to look after him?
ISBN 9781742836577
Series Ella and Olivia series (5 of 26)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2013
Poshoglian, Yvette & McDonald, Danielle (ill)
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587172
Ella and Olivia: Sisters' Day Out Stories
Meet Ella and Olivia. Big Sister. Little Sister. Best Friends! Follow Ella and Olivia in six all-new adventures as they visit an alpaca farm, wear beautiful flower girl dresses at their aunts wedding and take a trip to the circus! Days out are always more special with your sister!
ISBN 9781743817735
Series Ella and Olivia series (26 books)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2018
Poshoglian, Yvette & McDonald, Danielle (ill)
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13429
Ella and Olivia: spelling superstar
Ella is excited to be going on her favourite TV show! Can Olivia help her become a spelling superst.
ISBN 9781743627419
Series Ella and Olivia series (14 of 26)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2015
Poshoglian, Yvette & McDonald, Danielle (Ill)
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23310
Ella and Olivia: sport's carnival
Ella and Olivia have been training hard for their school sports carnival! But can their team win the best-ever grand prize?
ISBN 9781743620526
Series Ella and Olivia series (10 of 26)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2014
Poshoglian, Yvette & McDonald, Danielle (ill)
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985
Ella and Olivia: The big sleepover
Ella and Zoe are having a big sleepover! But Olivia is feeling left out. Why can't she stay up late telling stories and eating lollies too?
ISBN 9781742836584
Series Ella and Olivia series (6 of 26)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2013
Poshoglian, Yvette & McDonald, Danielle (ill)
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8173
Ella and Olivia: the new girl
It is the first day of school term, and the new girl in Ella's class doesn't seem to like anything! Can Ella change her mind?
ISBN 9781742834993
Series Ella and Olivia series (4 of 26)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2012
Poshoglian, Yvette & McDonald, Danielle (ill)
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614131
Ella and Olivia: The Royal Show
Ella and Olivia are going to the Royal Show! There's so much to see and do. But will it be their lucky day?
ISBN 9781742999784
Series Ella and Olivia series (23 of 26)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2019
Poshoglian, Yvette & McDonald, Danielle (ill)
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7117
Ella and Olivia: Zoo rescue
Ella and Olivia are going to the zoo. But when a cheeky penguin gets into mischief, can the girls lend a helping hand?
ISBN 9781760157203
Series Ella and Olivia series (17 of 26)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2016
Poshoglian, Yvette & McDonald, Danielle (ill)
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644951
Ella and the ocean
Ella lived in the red-dirt country where the earth was as dry as old bones and it hadn't rained for years and years and years. One night Ella dreamt of the ocean.
ISBN 9781760633691
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2019
Tanner, Lian & Bentley, Jonathan (ill)
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18573
Ella Kazoo will not brush her hair
Ella Kazoo simply refuses to brush her hair and it soon develops a mind of its own. Her hair grows so big and so wild that it has a bird's nest on top. Ella has to prove she has what it takes to change a bad hair day into a good situation.
ISBN 9780734408563
Publisher Thomas C Lothian Pty Ltd, 2006
Fox, Lee & Wilcox, Cathy (ill)
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5596
Ella who?
It is moving day and look who slipped in the door, an elephant! But when a little girl tries to tell her family about their unusual guest, the distracted grown ups just say, Ella WHO? Even as children giggle at the girl's adventures with the smallish pachyderm, and at the fun, recurring refrain, they will relate to the poignant theme about making and sometimes letting go of new friends.
ISBN 9781454919049
Publisher Sterling Publishing Co, 2017
Ashman, Linda & Sanchez, Sara (ill)
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714434
Ellie's dragon
When Ellie is very little, she finds a newborn dragon fresh from the egg on a supermarket shelf and calls him Scratch. He is quite the sweetest thing she has ever seen! From that day on, Ellie and Scratch do everything together. Ellie's mum and her teacher can't see her fiery friend, but all her friends can - and, over the years, Ellie's dragon grows to be big, house-trained, and very affectionate. And Ellie grows, too.
ISBN 9781406387629
Publisher Walker Books, 2020
Graham, Bob
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21994
Elmer and Aunt Zelda
Elmer and Wilbur visit their aunt, Zelda. She may be getting old and deaf but she is fun and has lots of interesting things to show the two young elephants.
ISBN 9781842705315
Series Elmer series (18 books)
Publisher Random House Children's Books, 2006
McKee, David
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12392
Elmer and butterfly
When Elmer, the elephant, sets a butterfly free, the butterfly promises to help if Elmer ever needs it. Elmer cannot imagine how a tiny butterfly could help an elephant but he finds out sooner than expected.
ISBN 9780099439684
Series Elmer series (18 books)
Publisher Red Fox, 2003
McKee, David
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146584
Elmer and Grandpa Eldo
Elmer is on his way to visit his Grandpa Eldo. Elmer thinks Eldo is forgetful and has great fun reminding Eldo of all the things they used to do together. Eldo may be old but he is an elephant, after all, and we know that elephants never forget.
ISBN 9780099432159
Series Elmer series (18 books)
Publisher Andersen Press Ltd, 2002
McKee, David
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2261
Elmer and Papa Red
It's two days before the annual visit of Papa Red and the young elephants are very excited. They choose a tree to decorate and prepare the presents for Papa Red to collect during the night to take to those who need them. But this year Elmer has a special treat in store for the young elephants, if they can keep quiet and out of sight.
ISBN 9781849392433
Series Elmer series (18 books)
Publisher Random House Children's Books, 2011
McKee, David
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63368
Elmer and Rose
Grandpa Eldo asks Elmer and Wilbur to help a young elephant find her way back to her herd. They get a shock when they see she is pink. No wonder she is called Rose. But, there is an even greater surprise in store when they reach her herd.
ISBN 9781842707401
Series Elmer series (18 books)
Publisher Random House Children's Books, 2008
McKee, David
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56559
Elmer and snake
The elephants decide to play a trick on Elmer. Snake suggests pretending to Elmer that he looks pale and ill, to see if they can make him believe that he really is unwell. At the same time, Snake plots with Elmer to trick the other elephants into thinking he really is sick.
ISBN 9780099495185
Series Elmer series (18 books)
Publisher Random House Children's Books, 2007
McKee, David
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54825
Elmer and the big bird
One day, Elmer notices that there are no birds around. He finds them hiding from the nasty bully bird in a nearby cave. The bully bird is mean and likes to frighten the little birds. Led by Elmer, the animals work together to frighten off the bully bird.
ISBN 9781842707548
Series Elmer series (18 books)
McKee, David
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677113
Elmer and the flood
Rain or no rain, Elmer is going for a walk. After being cooped up in a cave with his herd, he longs for a bit of fresh air and some peace and quiet. But he's going to have to wait--when Elmer goes outside, he discovers the rain has caused a flood. Can brave Elmer work out a way to save a stranded young elephant?
ISBN 9781467793124
Series Elmer series (18 books)
Publisher Random House Children's Books, 2015
McKee, David
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39741
Elmer and the lost teddy
Baby Elephant can't sleep because he has lost his teddy so Elmer sets off to look for it. When Elmer hears a voice shouting for help, he wonders if Baby Elephant's teddy can talk or whether Wilbur is playing a trick on Elmer, as usual.
ISBN 9781842707494
Series Elmer series (18 books)
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2008
McKee, David
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34859
Elmer and the monster
There is pandemonium in the jungle. A strange, roaring sounds sends the animals stampeding, convinced it's a monster. But, all is not as it seems. Only Elmer is brave enough to investigate, and what he discovers comes as quite a surprise.
ISBN 9781783441594
Series Elmer series (18 books)
Publisher Andersen Press Ltd, 2015
McKee, David
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19555
Elmer and the rainbow
Elmer and the other elephants are waiting for the storm to end so they can see the beautiful, colourful rainbow. But, something dreadful has happened. The rainbow has come out too soon and has lost its colours.
ISBN 9781842706473
Series Elmer series (18 books)
Publisher Andersen Press Ltd, 2007
McKee, David
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13112
Elmer and Wilbur
Elmer loves practical jokes and so does his cousin, Wilbur. That is, until Elmer has an idea that will bring Wilbur back down to Earth, in more ways than one.
ISBN 9781842709504
Series Elmer series (18 books)
Publisher Andersen Press Ltd, 2009
McKee, David
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39736
Elmer on stilts
The hunters are coming and all the elephants are worried. Elmer, the patchwork elephant, comes up with a plan to outwit the hunters but things don't turn out quite as planned.
ISBN 9781842708385
Series Elmer series (18 books)
Publisher Andersen Press Ltd, 2010
McKee, David
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Elmer 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 Elmer series (18 books)
McKee, David
No book cover.
29812
Elmer's new friend
ISBN 9781842700341
Series Elmer series (18 books)
Publisher Penguin Books Ltd, UK, 2012
McKee, David
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54826
Elmer's special day
It's almost Elmer's Day again for the elephants and they have begun their preparations already. But, in all the excitement, they are making an awful lot of noise and upsetting the other animals. So, Elmer changes the rules and invites every single animal to join in the parade.
ISBN 9781842708668
Series Elmer series (18 books)
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2009
McKee, David
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25612
Emily and Alfie
Emily and Alfie are two young penguins. They venture into an ice cave against their father's advice and nearly lose their lives.
ISBN 9780733621819
Publisher Hachette Children's Books, 2006
Hooper, Meredith
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6379
Emily Green's garden
Emily Green lives in a perfectly lovely house, in a perfectly lovely street where people are always busy and bustling, hurried and hustling. One day Emily Green decides she wants to bring the outside into her home. She catches a glimpse of something green on the pavement, and visits the library to learn more about plants. Soon she has created something magical. She just needs to share it with others.
ISBN 9781925594249
Publisher New Frontier Publishing, 2018
Harrison, Penny & Forward, Megan
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15126
Emily's Rapunzel hair
Seven stories about childhood experiences. The link is Emily's determination to have 'Rapunzel hair'.
ISBN 9780733315237
Publisher ABC Books, 2005
Matthews, Cecily & Blackwood, Freya (ill)
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19385
Emperor's new clothes, The
A retelling of the much-loved fairy tale, with surprises under each lift-up flap.
ISBN 9781846430206
Series Flip-up fairy tales series (28 books)
Publisher Child's Play International Ltd, 2006
Edgson, Alison (ill)
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6649
Empty
A little girl finds she has an emptiness. She embarks on a journey of friendship, music and giving, and along the way she finds her own joyful fulfilment.
ISBN 9781925117783
Publisher Little Steps Publishing, 2019
Pratley, Andrew & McMullan, Angel (ill)
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18949
Empty city, The
A little boy has extraordinary adventures, or does he just imagine them, when he is separated from his mother in the crockery section of the shops.
ISBN 9780734410122
Publisher Lothian Books, 2007
Megarrity, David & Oxlade, Jonathon
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11224
Emu's Halloween
Emu wants to have a truly terrifying Halloween party but is worried that it will be as scary as a lamington. Luckily, her friends are there to ensure that Emu has the most spooktacular night of the year.
ISBN 9780732298906
Publisher Angus & Robertson (HarperCollins), 2015
Mangan, Anne & Cornish, David (ill)
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601746
Encyclopedia of Grannies
Grannies come in all shapes and sizes, and with different hobbies, moods, wrinkles and sayings. This encyclopedia of grannies shows us that loving and caring for others is just one of the many things grannies do.
ISBN 9781776572434
Publisher Gecko Press, 2019
Veille, Eric
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16530
Enormous turnip, The
A retelling of the much-loved fairy tale, with surprises under each lift-up flap.
ISBN 9781846433696
Series Flip-up fairy tales series (28 books)
Publisher Child's Play International Ltd, 2011
Cerretti, Cristiana
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15056
Eric the liontamer
Eric collects animals to perform in his circus presentation. The 2004 edition is a waterproof and tear-resistant picture book.
ISBN 9781845390228
Publisher Meadowside Children's Books, 2004
Elliot, Rachel & Mayer, Uwe (ill)
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783588
Ernest the elephant
Ernest is a happy baby elephant. But when his curiosity gets the better of him and he leaves the rest of his herd to explore the alluring and dangerous jungle, he becomes very lost indeed. Amongst the undergrowth, he meets a rude gorilla, a weary lion, an impolite hippo and an uncaring crocodile. Will anyone help Ernest find his way out of the jungle and home to his mum?
ISBN 9781406395099
Publisher Walker Books, 2021
Browne, Anthony
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647167
Errol's garden
Errol loves gardening, but there isn't enough room in his flat to grow everything that he would like. When he discovers a secret but neglected space at the top of the apartment block, he has a wonderful idea, but to carry it out he'll need some help from his neighbours. Will they be interested in his garden in the sky?
ISBN 9781786280848
Publisher Child's Play International Ltd, 2018
Hibbs, Gillian
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6387
Eva's imagination
Eva doesnt know what an imagination is. With the help of her dog, Chops, Eva goes on a hunt to find it. A delightful story about the power of imagination.
ISBN 9781925594232
Publisher New Frontier Publishing, 2018
Shurety, Wenda & Erasmus, Karen (ill)
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3042
Eve and Elly
Elly is Eve's toy elephant and her best friend. When Elly goes missing, Eve is the one who is lost. Her dad will do anything to cheer her up so he tells Eve what adventures her toy has been having. Dad's tall tale turns little Elly into a towering hero.
ISBN 9780857988515
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2016
Dumbleton, Mike & Wood, Laura (ill)
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65430
Evening at Alfie's, An
Mum and Dad have gone out and Maureen is looking after Alfie and his little sister, Annie Rose. All is quiet until Alfie hears drip, drip, drip. It's raining inside and the drip becomes a downpour. Maureen's parents save the day but only Alfie can work out what's worrying Annie Rose.
ISBN 9781862307865
Publisher Red Fox, 2009
Hughes, Shirley
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18399
Ever so, ever so
When baby, Susan, is brought home from hospital, all the family think she is ever so cute and ever so wonderful except her sister.
ISBN 9780340873342
Publisher Hodder Children's Books (Australia), 2005
Gray, Kes & Nayler, Sarah (ill)
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26557
Everything you
You're every wish answered, our hearts, how they grew...every day countless, everything you. A cute story about different animal families welcoming babies into their lives.
ISBN 9780702260032
Publisher University of Queensland Press, 2018
McPike, Elizabeth & Fleck, Jay (ill)
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4080
Everywhere Bear, The
We meet the members of class one. There are Ollie and Holly and Josie and Leo and April and Theo and April, and the everywhere bear, who goes home with one of them each weekend. All goes well until the everywhere bear is in the backpack of the new boy, Matt and tumbles out onto the street. So begins a series of adventures, wild and breathtaking, for the bear and for the young reader.
ISBN 9781447280736
Publisher MacMillan, 2017
Donaldson, Julia & Cobb, Rebecca (ill)
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25617
Excuse me!
Martha May has marvellous manners. She always says please and thank you...and she most certainly DOES NOT FART! But what will happen on the day of the Baked Bean Bonanza?!
ISBN 9781742765914
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2017
Hughes, Dave & Ife, Holly
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15273
Exotic tropical fish (Marine life for young readers)
Very simple text with full page photographic illustrations that teach about marine life such as exotic tropical fish. Contains a glossary and index.
ISBN 9780733920769
Series Marine life for young readers series (20 books)
Publisher Pearson Education Australia, 2000
Swartz, Stanley L & Yin, Robert (phot)
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27787
Fabulous friend machine, The
Popcorn is, quite simply, the friendliest chicken at Fiddlesticks Farm. When she finds a Fabulous Friend Machine in the barn, Popcorn sets about making some brand new friends. But, behind the screen of the Fabulous Friend Machine, maybe her new friends are not so friendly after all.
ISBN 9781760277659
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2016
Bland, Nick
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1796
Family forest
Families come in all shapes and sizes, with half-sisters, big brothers, step-parents. While some kids have a family tree, others have a family forest.
ISBN 9781921564703
Publisher Hardie Grant Egmont, 2010
Kane, Kim & Masciullo, Lucia (ill)
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120080
Fat Pat
Pat is a pampered pet until a visit to the vet has him on a diet. However Pat feels that his family doesn't love him any more and runs away.
ISBN 9780733322396
Publisher ABC Books, 2008
Niland, Kilmeny
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26459
Feeling sad
Duck and little toy Dudley are feeling very sad. It is cold, cloudy and wet with not the smallest ray of sunshine. Frog tells her that the clouds will pass and she must look ahead. She does, and Duck feels happy in her new world full of colour.
ISBN 9781921150692
Publisher Walker Books, 2008
Verroken, Sarah
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7464
Feelings
An array of feelings are explored through the pages of Aliki's picture book using all kinds of illustrations and situations. It is a delightful book to share.
ISBN 9780688065188
Publisher Greenwillow, 1984
Aliki
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15139
Fergal Onions
Fergal Onions has a television in every room and his life is shaped by the television schedule. One morning, he hears his young neighbour playing a tune on her violin and, in his quest to find out the origin of the familiar music, he discovers there's more to life than TV.
ISBN 9780702234484
Publisher University of Queensland Press, 2004
Harrison, John
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5831
Fergus and Delilah
It is Delilah's first day at the park. She slides, climbs, swings and dances, making friends with a variety of different children. However, despite her best efforts, one boy keeps shooing her away. Delilah tries everything to be his friend.
ISBN 9780994605214
Publisher Fergus & Delilah, 2016
Knutt, Erin & Alexander, Misa (ill)
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567903
Finding granny
Edie's Granny is a perfect Granny - she's warm, loving and all things fun! But then she has a stroke, and suddenly, the Granny that Edie knows isn't there anymore. Or is she? A heart-warming story of love and hope...and coping with life's challenges.
ISBN 9781925335699
Publisher EK Books, 2018
Simpson, Kate & Jones, Gwynneth (ill)
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19172
Finding Monkey Moon
Michael and Monkey Moon are inseparable, especially when it's time for bed. But, one night, Monkey Moon is nowhere to be found and Michael's search for him goes way beyond the toy box.
ISBN 9781921720734
Publisher Walker Books, 2015
Pulford, Elizabeth & Wilkinson, Kate (ill)
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6152
First adventures of Princess Peony, The: In which she could meet a bear. But doesn't. But she still could
Once upon a time there was a dear little girl called Peony. That's P.E.O.N.Y. And it's me. I live in a Castle with my Dragon whose name is Totts. That's T.O.T.T.S And that makes me a Princess if you really want to know.
ISBN 9781760650445
Publisher Walker Books, 2018
Hilton, Nette & Gifford, Lucinda (ill)
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11283
First day
It's the first day of school, but who is most nervous about the big day, a little girl, her doll or her mum.
ISBN 9780733331206
Publisher ABC Books, 2013
Daddo, Andrew & Bentley, Jonathan (ill)
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15040
First day at school, The
The first day at school contains new experiences and can be a bit scary. Simple illustrations and relevant language will help younger students.
ISBN 9781903012550
Publisher Watts Publishing Group, 2002
Jagtenberg, Yvonne
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15278
Fish and their babies (Marine life for young readers)
Very simple text with full page photographic illustrations that teach about fish and their babies. Contains a glossary and index.
ISBN 9780733926662
Series Marine life for young readers series (20 books)
Publisher Pearson Education Australia, 2001
Swartz, Stanley L & Yin, Robert (phot)
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15274
Fish that hide (Marine life for young readers)
Very simple text with full page photographic illustrations that teach about marine life such as fish that hide. Contains a glossary and index.
ISBN 9780733920721
Series Marine life for young readers series (20 books)
Publisher Pearson Education Australia, 2000
Swartz, Stanley L & Yin, Robert (phot)
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29847
Fix-it man, The
When things break, who do you get to fix them? The Fix-It Man of course! It's handy having a dad who can fix just about anything. But what happens to broken hearts when sticky tape and super glue are not enough? Together, a young girl and her father face grief and heartache, and discover that love can sometimes be the best glue of all.
ISBN 9781925335347
Publisher EK Books, 2016
Powell, Dimity & Johnston, Nicky (ill)
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Flame stands waiting
Flame is a beautiful, golden carousel horse with a sad heart. Unlike the other horses, Flame is built to stand still. Children choose to ride on the turning, dancing horses and Flame is left waiting. One day, a little girl, who has always dreamed of riding the beautiful horses, comes to ride the carousel.
ISBN 9781742030951
Publisher Black Dog Books, 2010
Fenton, Corinne & Ciaffaglione, Sebastian (ill)
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Flip-up fairy tales series
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Series Flip-up fairy tales series (28 books)
Various
No book cover.
782504
Florence and Fox
Florence can't share her toys with Fox today because today is not Sharing Day. In fact, Sharing Day is not for hundreds of days. Fox has never heard of Sharing Day and he has some questions, but luckily Florence has all the answers.
ISBN 9781760651350
Publisher Walker Books, 2021
Louise, Zanni & Pignataro, Anna (ill)
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Fly
Lucy had always been good at fixing things, and Dad needed a bit of help. It was just the two of them after all. So when Lucy finds a bird with a broken wing, she's sure she can fix him too. But not everything that's broken can be fixed.
ISBN 9781760892562
Publisher Penguin Random House Australia, 2019
McGeachin, Jess
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12150
Fly went by, A
A mad dash of animals appears to be started by one fly going by. This predictable, rhyming text supports early readers and deals with unfounded fears in a humorous way.
ISBN 9780001713055
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, UK, 1983
McClintock, Mike
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20128
Fly-in fly-out Dad
Australia is a vast land and some workers must travel thousands of miles to do their job. These people have become known as the fly in, fly out workers, with most staying on-site for weeks at a time, then flying back to their families and loved ones to spend quality time at home.
ISBN 9781743467299
Publisher The Five Mile Press Pty Ltd, 2015
Murphy, Sally & Dawson, Janine (ill)
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14987
Food for thought
Shapes, colours, numbers, letters and opposites are all illustrated quaintly with fruit and vegetables.
ISBN 9780439110181
Publisher Arthur A Levine Books, 2005
Topics / K-2 Numeracy /
Freymann, Saxton
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Footpath flowers
On a walk with her father, a little girl collects wild flowers while her distracted Dad pays her and their surroundings little attention. Each flower becomes a gift and both giver and receiver are transformed by their encounter. Wordless picture book.
ISBN 9781406362084
Publisher Walker Books, 2015
Lawson, JonArno & Smith, Sydney (ill)
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For every child
Fourteen of the most pertinent rights of the child, carefully chosen from the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, and retold simply. Each right has been interpreted in a stunning double-page spread by some of the world's most acclaimed artists.
ISBN 9780099408659
Publisher Red Fox, 2002
Castle, Caroline (adapt)
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649002
Forever kid, The
It's Johnny's birthday but he is no longer here. His family still gathers and lovingly celebrates him on his birthday. By continuing Johnny's favourite party traditions, and sharing special memories, the family feel a sense of closeness and comfort on this day of remembrance. They will always cherish Johnny, their Forever Kid.
ISBN 9781925675382
Publisher Big Sky Publishing, 2018
Cummings, Elizabeth & Hughes, Cheri (ill)
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17449
Fox & Goldfish
Fox knows that Goldfish is very unwell and that his time has come. But, first, there are places they simply must see and things they absolutely must do. So, Fox and Goldfish embark on a wordless adventure.
ISBN 9780994128218
Publisher Book Island, 2016
Pieters, Nils
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Frances series
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Series Frances series (7 books)
Hoban, Russell
No book cover.
15223
Freshwater (Habitats of the world)
Simple text, suitable for an independent reader, with beautifully presented photographic illustrations, looking at examples of the plant and animal life that inhabit fresh water. Includes good information, a glossary of terms and an index.
ISBN 9780733924545
Series Habitats of the world series (10 books)
Publisher Pearson Education Australia, 2000
Ballance, Alison
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Frida and Bear
Friends, Frida and Bear, love to draw. One day, when Bear can't think of anything to draw, Frida draws him a shape to finish. This leads to an exciting game with some unexpected and entertaining results.
ISBN 9781406353990
Publisher Walker Books, 2015
Bartholin, Hanne & Browne, Anthony (ill)
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18402
Friends
An appealing story about two friends who look after each other.
ISBN 9780340656006
Publisher Hodder Children's Books (Australia), 2005
Cave, Kathryn & Maland, Nick (ill)
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Friends for keeps 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 Friends for keeps series (6 books)
Quay, Emma & Walker, Anna (ill)
No book cover.
18551
Friends of Apple Street, The
On Apple Street, the sun is shining and six friends are each doing what they like best of all. But, then pitter, patter, plop, splat, it's raining in Apple Street. Yhe six friends might have to change their plans.
ISBN 9780734409591
Publisher Thomas C Lothian Pty Ltd, 2006
Pignataro, Anna
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Frog and Beaver
Every morning Frog woke up from under his leaf and looked out over a beautiful river. Frog shared the river with his friends; the ducks and their ducklings. Everyone lived happily together. It was perfect. Everything changes when a young beaver comes swimming down the river, announcing this will be the ideal place for him to build his first dam. Frog endeavours to negotiate with Beaver but he shows total disregard for all the other creatures. Will all the the previously happy inhabitants survive the flood created by Beaver's dam?
ISBN 9781406359862
Publisher Penguin Random House Australia, 2017
James, Simon
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18305
From kitten to cat (How do they grow)
Beautifully-illustrated book tracing the growth from kitten to cat and how to look after them. Includes an index and contents.
ISBN 9780750238625
Publisher Hodder Children's Books (Australia), 2001
Powell, Jillian
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652802
Funeral, The
Norma misses her great-uncle Frank, but she is looking forward to his funeral. She's excited for time off school and a chance to play with her cousin Ray. And even though the day is full of thing Norma doesn't understand, she's sure of one thing: Uncle Frank would have liked his funeral.
ISBN 9781925870404
Publisher Affirm Press, 2019
James, Matt
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18473
Gently Bentley
A romp of a picture book about a rough and tumble bear who creates troubles for his friends, Squeaky and Bun.
ISBN 9780340875629
Publisher Hodder Children's Books (Australia), 2004
Whybrow, Ian & Melling, David (ill)
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130923
George saves the world by lunchtime
With Grandpa's help, George helps to save the world by lunchtime. Full of practical hints that you can do at home that will have a positive global effect and make you feel good too.
ISBN 9781903919507
Publisher Eden Project Books, 2006
Readman, Jo & Roberts Ley Honor
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6395
Geronimo: The penguin who thought he could fly
Meet Geronimo, the baby penguin who has one dream and one dream only, and that is to fly! But everyone knows penguins can't fly, or can they? With a little help from his dad and friends, baby Geronimo discovers that even the wildest of dreams can come true.
ISBN 9780008279752
Publisher HarperCollins Australia, 2018
Walliams, David & Ross, Tony (ill)
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12155
Get well soon Little Bear
Mother Bear says Little Bear has to stay in bed because he has a cold. Little Bear doesn't mind, at least, while his mother is out of the room.
ISBN 9780694017027
Publisher Golden Books Publishing, 2003
Minarik, Else Holmelund & Sendak, Maurice (ill)
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37462
Gift, The
A rather plain bear sits next to a gorgeous plush crocodile in the toy shop among all of the special Christmas toys. As each waits to be chosen, Brown Bear makes his own gift to his friend.
ISBN 9781862916982
Publisher Omnibus Books, 2012
Matthews, Penny
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4972
Ginger Green play date queen: The new friend
Ginger is playing with Skye today.But what happens when Skye won't let her dad leave? A story of two new friends, sharing their love of dance and overcoming being shy.
ISBN 9781760127701
Publisher Hardie Grant Egmont, 2016
Kane, Kim & Davis, Jon (ill)
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6068
Giraffe problems
Edward the giraffe can't understand why his neck is as long and bendy and ridiculous as it is. No other animal has a neck this absurd. He's tried disguising it, dressing it up, strategically hiding it behind bushes, anything he can think of. But just when he's exhausted his neck-hiding options, a turtle ambles in and tries to help him understand that his neck has a purpose and looks excellent in a bow tie.
ISBN 9781406383164
Publisher Walker Books, 2018
John, Jory & Smith, Lane (ill)
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11929
Giraffes can't dance
Gerald, the giraffe, desperately wants to be able to dance with all the animals at the Jungle Dance. But, the other jungle animals laugh at him because he can't dance. Perhaps Gerald is just dancing to a different tune.
ISBN 9781841215655
Publisher Orchard Books, 2000
Andreae, Giles & Parker-Rees, Guy (ill)
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750947
Go away, worry monster!
Archie is unable to sleep on the night before he starts his new school. The worry monster is visiting and Archie's tummy hurts and his head is starting to ache. Archie must remember some of the things he can do to send that monster away.
ISBN 9781925820393
Publisher EK Books, 2020
Graham, Brooke & Tatlow-Lord, Robin
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5355
Go go and the silver shoes
When Go Go is allowed to buy the most beautiful shoes ever, she decides she will wear them EVERYWHERE! Even to the creek, where she and her brothers go adventuring. But - oh no, something terrible happens . . .
ISBN 9780143785521
Publisher Penguin Books Australia, 2018
Godwin, Jane & Walker, Anna
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17560
Go to sleep, Jessie
Ever since baby Jessie moved into her big sister's room, she wakes and she screams and screams. Nothing will make her sleep. Not a teddy. Not a changed nappy. Not even a bedtime story.
ISBN 9781742977805
Publisher Little Hare Books, 2014
Gleeson, Libby & Blackwood, Freya (Ill)
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2278
Gobbling tree, The
Join Zac and his friends as they try to retrieve their belongings from a tree that is determined to keep everything that lands in it.
ISBN 9781921042973
Publisher New Frontier Publishing, 2008
Carthew, Mark & Boyer, Susy (ill)
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12180
Going on a school trip
Georgia, a young schoolgirl who is blind, enjoys a school excursion.
ISBN 9780749636708
Publisher Watts, 2000
Church, Diane
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12181
Going shopping
Sara has muscular dystrophy and uses a wheelchair. Sara and Moya go shopping, have lunch and buy each other treats on their day out.
ISBN 9780749636715
Publisher Watts, 2000
Church, Diane
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569198
Going to the volcano
Dwayne and Jane-i want to see the volcano! They'll ride a great dance-o to see the volcano! And climb up a crane-o to see the volcano! What could possible go wrong?
ISBN 9781444933444
Publisher Hachette Children's Books, 2018
Stanton, Andy & Ordonez, Miguel (ill)
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2620
Good dog Hank
Hank is always a good dog, in his own special way.
ISBN 9780732293642
Publisher Angus & Robertson (HarperCollins), 2014
French, Jackie & Rycroft, Nina
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49589
Good knight, sleep tight
The young prince has a new baby sister who won't stop crying. A brave and loyal knight embarks on a quest to find the fluffiest and softest pillow in the land.
ISBN 9780340860939
Publisher Hodder Children's Books (UK), 2006
Melling, David
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587801
Good Rosie
Rosie is a good dog and a faithful companion to her owner, George. She likes taking walks with George and looking at the clouds together, but the closest she comes to another dog is when she encounters her reflection in her empty dog bowl, and sometimes that makes Rosie feel lonely. One day George takes Rosie to the dog park, but the park is full of dogs that Rosie doesn't know, which makes her feel lonelier than ever. When big, loud Maurice and small, yippy Fifi bound over and want to play, Rosie's not sure how to respond. Is there a trick to making friends? And if so, can they all figure it out together?
ISBN 9780763689797
Publisher Candlewick Press, 2018
DiCamillo, Kate & Bliss, Harry (ill)
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6203
Goodness
I went on an adventure to a land called Good, if you've never been there, I think you should. Goodness is the sixth book in the Invisible Tree series, an inspirational series of children's books that capture core values that we all esteem in the life of children and adults!
ISBN 9781925563559
Series The invisible tree series (5 books)
Publisher Wombat Books, 2018
Lowe, Kirrily & Smith, Henry (ill)
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660719
Goodnight glow worms
Will the glow worms ever get to sleep? This is a cuddly, snuggly bedtime story, filled with joyful illustrations and rhyming text. A perfect read for bedtimes.
ISBN 9780143792918
Publisher Penguin Books Australia, 2020
Parker, Aura
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8900
Goodnight, mice
It's time for bed but four cheeky mice are skittering, scampering and scurrying, and don't seem very sleepy.
ISBN 9780733324215
Publisher ABC Books, 2011
Watts, Frances & Watson, Judy
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582933
Goodnight, numbers
Numbers are all around us. Snuggle up and see!
ISBN 9781101933787
Publisher Penguin Random House Australia, 2017
McKellar, Danica & Padron, Alicia (ill)
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10736
Gordon's got a snookie
Gordon, the new silverback gorilla at the zoo, cannot understand it. When the animals discover he keeps a snookie, a security blanket, they bully him by teasing. He has tried his best but he thinks he is the loneliest animal in the whole zoo.
ISBN 9781865086903
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2004
Shanahan, Lisa & Harris, Wayne (ill)
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1992
Gorilla
Feeling neglected because her parents are pre-occupied with their own problems, Hannah is a lonely girl who uses her imagination to bring her toy gorilla to life on the night before her birthday.
ISBN 9780744594393
Publisher Walker Books, 2002
Browne, Anthony
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29846
Grace and Katie
Twins Grace and Katie have only one thing in common: they love to draw! But Grace likes her drawings to be neat and orderly, while Katie loves hers to be bright and bold. They each decide to create their own map. But that doesn't work out quite as well as they'd planned. Perhaps working together will help?
ISBN 9781925335545
Publisher EK Books, 2017
Merritt, Susanne & Anelli, Liz (ill)
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12213
Grandad's magic
Alison loves Grandad's magic. She is shocked when, one Sunday, Grandad attempts his greatest trick of all and juggles with disaster.
ISBN 9780744589160
Publisher Walker Books, 2002
Graham, Bob
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10403
Grandma
Oscar loves Grandma and their time together is always lots of fun. As she becomes less able to look after herself, she has to go into a care home.
ISBN 9781846435973
Publisher Child's Play International Ltd, 2014
Shepherd, Jessica
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8404
Grandma's place
For those of you lucky enough to have a grandmother, this book asks lots of questions about what your granny likes to eat and talk about, who she visits, what she's good at and lots of other things.
ISBN 9781921136290
Publisher Windy Hollow Books, 2008
Stead, James & Gardner, Marjory (ill)
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5515
Grandmother
A special bond exists between a grandmother and her grandchild as they explore the overgrown jungle which is also grandmother's garden of memories. A wordless picture book told through beautiful collages.
ISBN 9781863880893
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 1994
Baker, Jeannie
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12292
Grandpa and Thomas
Thomas and Grandpa go to the beach. The sun is shining, the gulls are screeching and the sea is singing. This lovely picture book gently unfolds the special relationship between a grandfather and his grandchild.
ISBN 9780670041572
Publisher Penguin, 2003
Allen, Pamela
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506
Grandpa and Thomas and the green umbrella
Plenty of adventure with Thomas and Grandpa when they spend a day at the beach.
ISBN 9780670029730
Publisher Penguin, 2006
Allen, Pamela
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649004
Grandpa and Tuska
Tuska is a young elephant who loves spending time with his grandfather. And Grandpa loves spending time with him. Tuska never grows tired of Grandpa's thrilling stories about being a young elephant and thinks Grandpa is the wisest elephant he knows. But Grandpa is getting old, and what's more, he's getting forgetful and, well ... he's acting rather strangely these days!? His stories are not making sense and sometimes he doesn't even recognise the other animals. Grandpa's behaviour is making Tuska feel scared. When Grandpa goes missing, Tuska is determined to risk everything to bring him home. But who will save who?
ISBN 9781925675405
Publisher Big Sky Publishing, 2018
Phillips, John
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17158
Grandpa baby
While Mum and Dad are working, Grandpa looks after Georgie. They read stories, plant flowers and play dress-ups. One day, Georgie decides they should swap roles. Find out what Georgie and Grandpa Baby get up to, now that Georgie is in charge.
ISBN 9780670071746
Publisher Viking Children's, 2009
Wild, Margaret & Niland, Deborah (ill)
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4024
Grandpa's big adventure
I'm afraid of the water but Grandpa loves it, and he's teaching me to swim. If I can swim, maybe I'll have adventures like him one day.
ISBN 9780670078172
Publisher Penguin Books Australia, 2016
Newman, Paul & Jellett, Tom (ill)
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12283
Grandpa's cardigan
Grandma decides Grandpa needs a new cardigan. He agrees, so Grandma gives his old one away. But, finding just the right new cardigan to replace his favourite proves difficult for Grandpa. When he finds one, Grandma is in for a surprise.
ISBN 9781869432263
Publisher Scholastic New Zealand, 1993
Watson, Joy & Hodder, Wendy (ill)
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628138
Grandpa's noises
Grandpa makes a lot of noises! His back creaks. His knees crack. His hearing aid squeals. He's always talking to someone about something. And then there are the sounds that his bottom makes! Join Grandpa on his daily adventures and see if you can understand what all his noises mean!
ISBN 9781925335989
Publisher EK Books, 2019
St John Thomas, Gareth & Rowe, Colin (ill)
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12282
Grandpa's shorts
When the family invite Grandma and Grandpa to the beach, Grandpa begins to hunt for his beach shorts. Grandma doesn't want Grandpa to wear his old beach shorts but he is determined to find them. The kids think he looks pretty cool.
ISBN 9781869431563
Publisher Scholastic New Zealand, 2001
Watson, Joy & Hodder, Wendy (ill)
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12071
Grandpa's slippers
Grandma wants to throw out Grandpa's old tattered slippers. Everyday, he finds them hidden in a different place.
ISBN 9780908643677
Publisher Ashton Scholastic, 1989
Watson, Joy
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569499
Grandpa's space adventure
I'm scared of the dark, but Grandpa says we can still have FUN so he's taking me camping. Maybe I'll be able to have space adventures like him one day.
ISBN 9780143785569
Publisher Penguin, 2018
Newman, Paul & Jellett, Tom (ill)
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2003
Granpa
Granpa nurses his grand-daughter's dolls, mistakes her strawberry-flavoured, pretend icecream for chocolate, takes her tobogganing in the snow and falls in with her imaginary plans to captain a ship to Africa, like all good granpas should.
ISBN 9780099434085
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2003
Burningham, John
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12863
Great big animal ask, The
The animals have great big questions. They are concerned that they are not acceptable; perhaps they are too tall, too growly or too spiky. It turns out that they are all just right, they just didn't know for what they were right.
ISBN 9780734406323
Publisher Thomas C Lothian Pty Ltd, 2004
Hathorn, Libby & Pignataro, Anna (ill)
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12191
Great castle of Marshmangle, The
A child meets his grandfather for the first time and goes to stay at his house. He thinks his grandfather is the funniest man he has ever seen. A lively and humorous picture book.
ISBN 9780862647926
Publisher Andersen Press Ltd, 1999
Doyle, Malachy & Hess, Paul (ill)
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Great divide, The
A race begins with eighty competitors. Various obstacles keep halving the race until the finish line. There may not be anyone to cross the line and win.
ISBN 9780763615925
Publisher Candlewick Press, 2005
Topics / K-2 Numeracy /
Dodds, Dayle Ann & Mitchell, Tracy (ill)
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Greatest showpenguin, The
Poppy is a penguin who has always performed. But now Poppy wants to change her life to no more juggling, unicycling or breathing fire. She wants to make others happy, but also be happy herself. so she is going to run the show. Can she become The Greatest Showpenguin?
ISBN 9781843654681
Publisher Pavilion, 2021
Freegard, Lucy
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2037
Greetings from Sandy Beach
The weekend at Sandy Beach doesn't start well when the whole family leaves home in a flood of tears and discovers a bike gang set up at their campsite. The story is great fun and the bikies turn out to be very helpful.
ISBN 9780850917802
Publisher Thomas C Lothian Pty Ltd, 1996
Graham, Bob
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6645
Grey-glasses-itis
Curly Calmster teaches Loppy the LAC to realise that when he feels 'blah', it's because he is seeing the world through grey glasses. When Loppy changes the colour of his glasses, the colour comes back into his life and he feels a lot better!
ISBN 9781925335958
Publisher EK Books, 2019
Jenkins, Lynn & Lonergan, Kirrili (ill)
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47914
Grizzly dad
Dads can sometimes be grumpy and grouchy and grizzly. But sometimes, that can be great fun!
ISBN 9780552554466
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2009
Harrison, Joanna
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19276
Grug gets lost
One day, on his way home from shopping, Grug finds his path blocked by a fallen tree. Grug walks around the tree, but then he can not see the path. He keeps walking, but he has never been into this part of the forest before.
ISBN 9781925030518
Series Grug series (34 books)
Publisher Simon & Schuster, 2015
Prior, Ted
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Grug series
Any three titles read from this series can be included as official Challenge books; up to five more titles can be included as your personal choice books. To see the individual book titles and their PRC ID numbers, go to the Series lists on the Booklists page, on the website. Or, you can search for a series name or the individual titles by using the Search function on the top left hand corner of the screen.
Series Grug series (34 books)
Prior, Ted
No book cover.
21612
Grumpy Grandpa
A little girl is nervous about visiting her Grandpa who looks grumpy and scary, but she soon discovers that people, and grandpas, are never quite like they seem.
ISBN 9781742831756
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2013
Forsyth, Kate & White, Annie (ill.)
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8588
Grumpy little king
The little king was always grumpy. He was fed up with being only a little king of a tiny nation instead of ruling over an enormous country and being famous. So, the little king decided to start a war. But, it didn't quite work out the way he planned.
ISBN 9781742375724
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2011
Streich, Michel
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2050
Guess how much I love you
Little Nutbrown Hare and Big Nutbrown Hare discover that love is not an easy thing to measure. This story is about finding ways of expressing the depth of love between a child and a parent.
ISBN 9780744532241
Series Guess how much series (5 books)
Publisher Walker Books, 1994
McBratney, Sam & Jeram, Anita (ill)
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57187
Guess how much I love you in the spring
It's spring and Little Nutbrown Hare learns how things grow. A tadpole becomes a frog, a shoot grows into a big tree. If everything grows and changes, Little Nutbrown Hare tries to guess what he might become one day.
ISBN 9781406308532
Series Guess how much series (5 books)
Publisher Walker Books, 2009
McBratney, Sam & Jeram, Anita (ill)
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90299
Guess how much I love you in the summer
It's summer and Little Nutbrown Hare learns about all the different colours, the red of the berries, the green of the leaves and the blue of the sky. Little Nutbrown Hare thinks there is one colour that is the loveliest of all.
ISBN 9781406308549
Series Guess how much series (5 books)
Publisher Walker Books, 2009
McBratney, Sam & Jeram, Anita (ill)
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57188
Guess how much I love you in the winter
Little Nutbrown Hare loves playing games in the snow and trying to trick Big Nutbrown Hare.
ISBN 9781406304558
Series Guess how much series (5 books)
Publisher Walker Books, 2007
McBratney, Sam & Jeram, Anita (ill)
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Guess how much 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 Guess how much series (5 books)
McBratney, Sam & Jeram, Anita (ill)
No book cover.
10571
Guess the baby
The students in Mr Judd's class have to guess who belongs to each baby photo. Even the teacher's photo is included.
ISBN 9780733306143
Publisher ABC Books, 2003
French, Simon & Rawlins, Donna (ill)
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119820
Guess what: there's a hippopotamus on the hospital roof eating cake
I didnt want to go to hospital. My big sister said that my hippo knows all about hospitals so he can go with you. Theres a hippopotamus on our roof eating cake and he's going to hospital too. Everyone's favourite hippopotamus has returned.
ISBN 9780143501374
Series There's a hippopotamus series (6 books)
Publisher Penguin, 1997
Edwards, Hazel & Niland, Deborah (ill)
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Habitats of the world 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 Habitats of the world series (10 books)
Ballance, Alison
No book cover.
Hairy Maclary and Friends 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 Hairy Maclary and Friends series (20 books)
Dodd, Lynley
No book cover.
9360
Hairy Maclary from Donaldson's dairy
A wonderfully, rhythmical and humorous text in which we meet Hairy Maclary from Donaldson's dairy and a few of his canine friends.
ISBN 9780140505313
Series Hairy Maclary and Friends series (20 books)
Publisher Puffin UK, 2005
Dodd, Lynley
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10126
Handa's surprise
An African girl's journey carrying a basket of fruit on her head. As she wonders which of the fruit her friends will like best, she is completely unaware of the various creatures stealing from her basket. What a surprise she gets at the end of her walk.
ISBN 9780744536348
Publisher Walker Books, 1995
Browne, Eileen
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37024
Handa's surprising day
Handa has lost Mondi, her grandmother's hen, and the fruit from her basket surprisingly goes missing too.
ISBN 9781406302189
Publisher Walker Books, 2007
Browne, Eileen
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12230
Happy hedgehog, The
Grandfather Tarek urges Mikko, a young hedgehog, to accomplish something important. So Mikko ventures out and meets various animals. Mikko teaches his grumbling grandpa a lesson.
ISBN 9780735818163
Publisher North South Books, 2003
Pfister, Marcus & James, Alison J (trans)
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5973
Harold and Grace
Two tiny eggs, one in a tree and the other in a pond, survive a big storm and hatch at exactly the same time, on the same day. Harold the tadpole goes exploring and meets two fish who are mean to him until he grows fins, like them. Grace, the caterpillar, meets two stick insects who make fun of her too. Harold and Grace become friends but Harold begins to spend more time with the fish. When they are mean again, Harold returns to his leaf but Grace is no longer there.
ISBN 9781925162295
Publisher Fremantle Press, 2015
Avery, Sean E
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10575
Harriet, you'll drive me wild
Harriet's mother tries very hard not to yell at Harriet but, oh dear, she does do so many naughty things.
ISBN 9780733613128
Publisher Harcourt Children's Books, 2005
Fox, Mem & Frazee, Marla (ill)
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587680
Harry helps Grandpa remember
Harry and Grandpa love playing hide-and-seek together. Over time Grandpa becomes grumpy and forgetful, refusing to play games with Harry anymore. On Grand-parent's Day, Grandpa becomes confused and lost. He couldn't even remember Harry's name. Then Harry discovers clever ways to boost Grandpa's memory. How does Harry help Grandpa remember?
ISBN 9780987274083
Publisher Digital Future Press, 2015
Tyrrell, Karen & Pocock, Aaron (ill)
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16350
Has anyone here seen William
William is never where he should be. His vanishing act reaches its peak on his second birthday.
ISBN 9781406316131
Publisher Walker Books, 2008
Graham, Bob
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1865
Hattie helps out
It's a busy day at Hattie's house. There's a lot to do before Dad's birthday party. Hattie is being very helpful, until it's time for her afternoon nap. Hattie is not even sleepy. But, Mama looks tired, very tired.
ISBN 9781743435434
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2016
Godwin, Jane & Bell, Davina & Blackwood, Freya (ill)
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3793
Have you seen my dragon
A young boy has lost his dragon. In the big, busy city, among the taxis and towers, the dragon must be somewhere. So the boy goes looking for one dragon. Perhaps it stopped for a hot dog (the boy has two of them) or rode into town on the bus (the boy sees three of these). And so the story goes. At each stop along the boy's search, the numbers grow from one to twenty.
ISBN 9781406353815
Publisher Walker Books, 2014
Topics / K-2 Numeracy /
Light, Steve
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623834
Hayden's bedtime
Discover with Hayden what's behind the door, under the bed, inside the cupboard, and in the drawer as his father tries to get him to sleep.
ISBN 9780987643506
Publisher Inprint Publishing, 2019
Haynes, Wendy & Curzon, Brett (ill)
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12075
Hazel's amazing mother
Hazel is a whimsical animal. While on her way to a picnic, she becomes lost on a hill where three young toughs bully her. Although Hazel is far from home, she cries for her mother who must save the day and make the ruffians repent.
ISBN 9780140545388
Publisher Puffin UK, 1992
Wells, Rosemary
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660705
Heart and soul
Charlie and his dog, Louis, are a musical team. Charlie plays the trumpet and Louis sings along with him. But when Charlie falls ill, Louis is left all on his own. He no longer sings or wags his tail. Until one day, Louis hears the familiar notes from a trumpet and decides to investigate.
ISBN 9781742999920
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2020
Martin, Carol Ann & Suwannakit, Tull (ill)
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570815
Heart of a whale, The
Whales song was so beautiful it could reach the furthest of faraways. It sang of happiness and hope, magic and wonder, always and everywhere. But Whale wishes with all his heart to find a friend somewhere in the vast, endless sea. Can his wish be carried over the ocean for someone to follow?
ISBN 9781743817629
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2018
Pignataro, Anna
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18936
Heather has two Mummies
Heather's favourite number is two. She has two arms, two legs and two pets. And, she also has two mummies. When Heather goes to school for the first time, someone asks her about her daddy but Heather doesn't have a daddy. When Heather and her classmates draw pictures of their families, not one drawing is the same. Families are different and the most important thing is that all the people in them love one another.
ISBN 9781406359404
Publisher Walker Books, 2015
Newman, Leslea & Cornell, Laura (ill)
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10627
Hello baby
There are clever monkey babies, dusty lion babies, sleepy leopard babies and hairy warthog babies. But, there is one baby who is the most treasured one of all.
ISBN 9780670074006
Publisher Penguin Books Australia, 2009
Fox, Mem & Jenkins, Steve (ill)
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750996
Hello Jimmy!
One day a parrot appears on the doorstep. Dad thinks he's amazing, he's loud and full of surprises. But Jack doesn't like surprises at all....not at all.
ISBN 9781760893422
Publisher Puffin Australia, 2020
Walker, Anna
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12296
Hello puppy
Bridie would love a puppy of her own, but her mum says she can't have one just yet. So Bridie waves her hands, works some magic and finds the puppy she wants - in her grandad.
ISBN 9780670040568
Publisher Penguin, 2003
Cox, David
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12130
Henry and Amy: right-way-round and upside down
Everything Henry tries to do straight turns out wiggly but his friend Amy always does everything perfectly. Henry shows her the fun of being topsy-turvy.
ISBN 9781863889988
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2000
King, Stephen Michael
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3889
Henry and the yeti
Henry loves Yetis. Yes, yetis. The problem is nobody knows if yetis actually exist. Henry, however, is sure they do exist, and he is going on an expedition to find one. But will he remember to bring back some evidence?
ISBN 9781408876619
Publisher Bloomsbury, 2017
Ayto, Russell
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705692
Henry Turnip
Henry Turnip has seven pairs of blue striped overalls, one for each day of the week. He likes television shows about the deep blue sea, strawberry jam sandwiches with the crusts cut off and reading indoors. Henry does not like too much of anything ... too much noise, too many people or too much mess, until he meets Reuben Moon. Reuben is an adventurer and the kind of friend who helps Henry.
ISBN 9781760651114
Publisher Walker Books, 2020
Harris, Chloe Jasmine
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39448
Henry's bed
A gentle story about Henry who is meant to be going to bed but he wants his mama or papa or his animals to sleep with him.
ISBN 9781921150050
Publisher Walker Books, 1997
Perversi, Margaret & Brooks, Ron
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32281
Henry's pirate adventure
Henry is just a normal boy. But one day, as he is walking home from school, he sees a water bottle on the ground. What follows is a brilliant idea for an adventure! Follow Henry and his wondrous imagination as he builds a ship fit for a pirate. What will happen when he sets sail?
ISBN 9781760454425
Publisher Lake Press Pty Ltd, 2017
McKenzie, Heath & Nixon, Livinia (ill)
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14983
Herbert and Harry
Herbert and Harry were brothers who did everything together till the day they have a falling out over treasure. One becomes very rich, the other stays poor but it remains to be seen whether either of them are happy.
ISBN 9780140567830
Publisher Puffin Australia, 2000
Allen, Pamela
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2161
Here comes the rain
Grace has been waiting for the rain for so long that it seems like the drought will never break. Grandpa Frank tells Grace to look for certain signs so she watches the animals to see if rain is on the way. Illustrations are very appealing.
ISBN 9781865040318
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 1999
Good, Claire & Cox, David (ill)
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39606
Hey hippopotamus, do babies eat cake too
I've got a daddy, a mummy and a bit brother, but we haven't had a baby before. So I told my hippopotamus who lives on the roof and eats cake. He knows everything about babies.
ISBN 9780143501398
Series There's a hippopotamus series (6 books)
Publisher Penguin, 2007
Edwards, Hazel & Niland, Deborah (ill)
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8603
Hi new baby
A child is reminded of the first reactions to a new baby in the family, including the varied emotions of excitement, curiosity, pride, disappointment, anger, understanding and love.
ISBN 9780744582260
Publisher Walker Books, 2001
Harris, Robie H & Emberley, Michael (ill)
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5858
Hickory Dickory Dash
Before the clock infamously strikes one, a poor mother mouse must search the house for her two missing sons. But she'd better watch out for the cat! Hickory Dickory Dash is the National Simultaneous Storytime book for 2018.
ISBN 9781743811160
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2018
Wilson, Tony & Wood, Laura (ill)
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40105
Hide and seek
Poor Mother Rabbit is having a terrible time with her five naughty bunnies - she just doesn't know what to do with them. So she is very pleased when Bluebell and Violet offer to play with them.
ISBN 9780552556545
Series Dewdrop series (8 books)
Publisher Random House Children's Books, 2008
MacCarthy, Patricia
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6366
Hodge Podge Lodge: A rubbish story
The Pigwigs live happily in Hodge Podge Lodge. One windy morning, all their rubbish is blown away, causing mishaps with their neighbours. When the distressed animals bring all the rubbish back to Hodge Podge Lodge, Little Miss Pigwig has an idea that will help to keep Hodge Podge Lodge and its surrounding environment tidy.
ISBN 9781912076215
Publisher New Frontier Publishing, 2018
Lamont, Priscilla
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5259
Hole story, The
One day Charlie finds a hole. A hole of his very own! He picks it up and pops it in his pocket. But it doesn't take Charlie long to realise that a hole in your pocket is not a good thing to have...
ISBN 9781925591125
Publisher Fremantle Press, 2018
Canby, Kelly
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16015
Home in the rain
In heavy rain, Francie and her mum, who is expecting a baby girl, are driving home from Grandma's. When they're still far from home, they pull over for a picnic. As the car steams up, Francie presses her little finger on the window, spelling out Daddy and Mummy. She leave one space free, ready and waiting for the name of her soon-to-be sister.
ISBN 9781406368239
Publisher Walker Books Australia Pty Ltd, 2016
Graham, Bob
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24111
Hooray: there's a hippopotamus on our roof having a birthday party
There are only three sleeps until my birthday. A hippopotamus is on the roof eating cake and it's his birthday too. The party is to be a jungle party and the whole family helps to prepare for the celebration.
ISBN 9780670072637
Series There's a hippopotamus series (6 books)
Publisher Penguin Books Australia, 2010
Edwards, Hazel & Niland, Deborah (ill)
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2067
Hootie the cutie
A brave little owl proves that heroes come in all shapes and sizes.
ISBN 9781921928000
Publisher New Frontier Publishing, 2014
Worthington, Michelle & Poli, Giuseppe (ill)
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13807
Horton hatches the egg
A fun, rhyming story about good-natured Horton whose dependability pays off.
ISBN 9780007175192
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, UK, 2004
Seuss, Dr
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24439
House in the woods, A
When two Little Pigs leave their home-made huts one morning, two very large friends, Moose and Bear, move in. It's very nice to have your friends stay but not when they cause your homes to collapse. The animals decide to solve the problem by building a big enough house in the woods where all four of them can live together.
ISBN 9781406324327
Publisher Walker Books, 2011
Moore, Inga
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6362
House of her own, A
Audrey is bigger than she was yesterday. Now she needs a bigger house. So she asks her Dad to build her one, at the top of a tree. It is an ideal house, perfect in every way. Except for one thing.
ISBN 9781742974620
Publisher Hardie Grant Egmont, 2014
Hughes, Jenny & Bentley, Jonathan (ill)
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7304
How big is too small
Poor Sam, he always gets left out of his big brother's games. But, one day, when the big boys leave him out again, Sam gets to thinking about how big is too small.
ISBN 9780670070756
Publisher Penguin Books Australia, 2015
Godwin, Jane & Joyner, Andrew (ill)
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12247
How I became a pirate
Jeremy Jacob joins Braid Beard and his pirate crew and finds out about pirate language, pirate manners and other aspects of their life.
ISBN 9780152018481
Publisher Harcourt Children's Books, 2003
Long, Melinda & Shannon, David (ill)
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620080
How to build the perfect cubby house
Ollie is building the perfect cubby house. Everyone has some great ideas, and pretty soon, the whole family is involved.
ISBN 9781760152673
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2019
McKenzie, Heath
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15930
How to catch a monster
Lukas sits on the edge of his bed every night waiting for his scary monster, until he hatches a plan to catch it once and for all.
ISBN 9781742832791
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2013
Bollenbach, Christina
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54416
How to heal a broken wing
When Wills sees a fallen bird on the crowded city footpath, he stops and reaches down to help the creature whose wing has broken.
ISBN 9781406307160
Publisher Walker Books Australia Pty Ltd, 2008
Graham, Bob
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4797
Hug machine
A little boy takes it upon himself to calm and cheer everyone, and everything, with a warm hug. He takes his work quite seriously and no challenge is too tough. Being a Hug Machine is a big, important job that requires frequent refuelling to keep his hugging energy high. When he's about to collapse from exhaustion, the Hug Machine might just need a hug too.
ISBN 9781442459359
Publisher Atheneum Books for Young Readers, 2014
Campbell, Scott
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15036
Hugo the flying firefighter
Hugo saves the day when he spots a house fire from his aeroplane and alerts the neighbourhood by sky writing an alarm.
ISBN 9781741143348
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2005
Broekstra, Lorette
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12166
Husherbye
A lullaby in which we see three bears, a frog, a fish and the man in the moon all worn out at the end of the day and ready for bed.
ISBN 9780099408642
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2001
Burningham, John
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27587
I always, always get my way
Emmy is the youngest in the family but whenever anything goes wrong, it is never her fault.
ISBN 9780979974649
Publisher Flashlight Press, 2009
Krasnesky, Thad & Parkins, David (ill)
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6008
I am a warrior goddess
You do not have to be a grown-up to be a hero, and I am a Warrior Goddess shows how in the empowering tale of a little girl with big aspirations, each day is full of opportunities to make a positive impact with ordinary actions. As our heroine connects with the earth, takes care of her body, and finds strength in kindness, she discovers her inner warrior goddess and inspires young girls everywhere to do the same.
ISBN 9781683640059
Publisher Sounds True, 2018
Topics / Gender identity /
Adams, Jennifer & Lemniscates, Carme (ill)
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19993
I am invited to a party
Piggie is invited to her very first party. She's not sure what to wear but Gerald, the party expert, knows just how to help.
ISBN 9781423106876
Series Elephant & Piggie series (21 books)
Publisher Walker Books, 2007
Willems, Mo
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12472
I am not sleepy and I will not go to bed
Lola's brother, Charlie, has the unenviable job of getting her to bed. Lola has quite an imagination and doesn't want to go. Charlie must give bedtime drinks to imaginary tigers and shoo a whale down the drain before Lola can get ready for bed.
ISBN 9781841210780
Publisher Watts, 2002
Child, Lauren
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660606
I am perfectly designed
I Am Perfectly Designed is an empowering story about loving who you are, exactly as you are - and a celebration of the love between parent and child. From Karamo Brown -- star of the hit Netflix series Queer Eye -- and his son Jason, this touching story follows a boy and his father as they spend the day together. Walking through the city, they chat about all the ways in which they are perfectly designed for each other. From playing in the park and eating ice-creams, to gazing at the moon, father and son think about all the fun things they've done together... and all the fun to come! Perfect for sharing together, this is a book for families of all kinds, everywhere.
ISBN 9781529036152
Publisher Pan MacMillan, 2019
Brown, Karamo & Brown, Jaon & Syed, ANoosha (ill)
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4220
I am the music man
Anyone can be the music man in this joyful adaptation of the classic nursery song.
ISBN 9781904550341
Series Classic books with holes series (21 books)
Publisher Child's Play International Ltd, 2005
Potter, Debra (ill)
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12286
I am too absolutely small for school
Lola agrees it would be handy to learn to read bedtime stories, write to Father Christmas and count biscuits, but she has told her brother, Charlie, that she probably doesn't have time to go to school. Her invisible friend doesn't want to go either.
ISBN 9781841213545
Publisher Watts Publishing Group, 2003
Child, Lauren
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15349
I can be safe
Shows children how to be safe and stay safe in lots of everyday situations.
ISBN 9780750242646
Publisher Hodder Children's Books (Australia), 2003
Thomas, Pat & Harker, Lesley
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22987
I do not like books anymore!
Natalie and Alphonse really like books and stories. But when Natalie tries reading a book on her own, the letters and words look like scuttling insects, and it seems as if she might NOT like books ANYMORE!
ISBN 9781406369137
Publisher Walker Books, 2018
Hirst, Daisy
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41791
I don't like Gloria
Nobody asked me if Gloria could come to live with us. She eats from my bowl, sleeps in my basket and gets all the attention. I don't like Gloria.
ISBN 9781406313406
Publisher Walker Books, 2008
Umansky, Kaye & Chamberlain, Margaret (ill)
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8555
I don't like Koala
Adam does not like Koala. Koala is a little creepy. Adam tries explaining this to his parents. He tries putting Koala away, far away. He tries taking Koala on a long, long walk. Nothing works. Adam really wants to be rid of Koala, once and for all.
ISBN 9781742761497
Publisher Koala Books, 2015
Ferrell, Sean & Santoso, Charles (ill)
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12493
I don't want to go to bed
The Little Princess doesn't want to go to bed and she provides all sorts of reasons not to. But, the King and Queen are firm. When the King goes to kiss her goodnight, her bed is empty again, this time their princess is missing.
ISBN 9781842702239
Publisher Andersen Press Ltd, 2003
Ross, Tony
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12101
I don't want to go to school
Kate does not want to go to school but, in helping her new friend, Li, she overcomes her fears and soon discovers that school is not the scary place she imagines it to be.
ISBN 9780091838805
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2000
Harris, Christine & Smith, Craig (ill)
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29886
I found a friend and my friend found me
An irresistible picture book about the delights and niggles of first friendships.
ISBN 9780670072590
Publisher Viking Children's, 2010
Norling, Beth
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22998
I got a chicken for my birthday
What a birthday girl wants more than anything from her Abuela are tickets to the amusement park. Instead she gets a chicken. But this chicken is no ordinary chicken; it has plans! With a lot of hard work, and help from lots of other animals, this chicken may just end up building the girl the best birthday gift ever!
ISBN 9781512431308
Publisher Carolrhoda Books, 2018
Gehl, Laura & Horne, Sarah (ill)
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16565
I like myself
A picture book about self-awareness, acceptance and living life to the fullest.
ISBN 9780864616111
Publisher Koala Books, 2005
Beaumont, Karen & Catrow, David (ill)
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2017
I love birthdays
You're invited to Ollie's birthday. There'll be green balloons and party tunes.
ISBN 9781741691993
Series I love series (11 books)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2008
Walker, Anna
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2018
I love holidays
Join Ollie and Fred as they splash by the sea and eat yummy, drippy ice creams.
ISBN 9781741692006
Series I love series (11 books)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2008
Walker, Anna
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11770
I love my baby sister
You've already met Ollie, the gorgeous, lively zebra. Now, it's time to meet Olllie's new baby sister. Together, they giggle and play peek-a-boo.
ISBN 9781741698947
Series I love series (11 books)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2011
Walker, Anna
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17391
I love my Dad
Ollie and Dad love banana bread, climbing trees, piggyback rides and just being together.
ISBN 9781741693324
Series I love series (11 books)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2009
Walker, Anna
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21122
I love my Grandpa
Grandpa and Ollie have fun in the garden. Grandpa loves to listen and Ollie loves to talk.
ISBN 9781741696370
Series I love series (11 books)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2010
Walker, Anna
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15851
I love my Mum
Ollie loves walking, talking, giggling and playing with his Mum. But, best of all are the kiss and hug goodnight.
ISBN 9781741693331
Series I love series (11 books)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2009
Walker, Anna
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I love 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 I love series (11 books)
Various
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21456
I love vacations
Ollie the zebra loves many things but he especially loves vacations. Ollie celebrates all the wonderful things he loves about taking time off and experiencing new places.
ISBN 9781416983217
Series I love series (11 books)
Publisher Simon & Schuster, 2011
Walker, Anna
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660053
I NEED a parrot
What does a parrot need? A boy tries to persuade us he really needs a parrot for a pet. Will you agree with him that a parrot is an excellent choice?
ISBN 9781925804287
Publisher Ford Street Publishing, 2019
McKimmie, Chris
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5214
I remember
I remember is an exquisite tale of memory. Set in the Geraldton area of Western Australia, an elderly woman remembers the camping trips of her childhood. As her recollections fade in and out, she is drawn to think about the elusiveness of what she can remember from so long ago.
ISBN 9781925360769
Publisher Magabala Books, 2018
Crawford, Joanne & Jordinson, Kerry Anne (ill)
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6669
I spy Dad
A little girl is looking for her father. She can see lots of dads doing many different things but she can't find hers.
ISBN 9781921042171
Publisher New Frontier Publishing, 2009
Brian, Janeen & Stewart, Chantal (ill)
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24065
I spy Mum
The little boy searches for his mother and he spies all kinds of mums. A making mum, a baking mum and many other types of mums until he finds his own.
ISBN 9781921042164
Publisher New Frontier Publishing, 2010
Brian, Janeen & Stewart, Chantal (ill)
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24121
I wanna be a great big dinosaur
A little boy desperately wants to become a great big dinosaur. When a real-life dinosaur hears his wish and begins to show him what it takes, perhaps the dinosaur can learn a thing or two about what it takes to be a little boy.
ISBN 9781743626009
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2015
McKenzie, Heath
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12279
I want a sister
When she is told that her mother is expecting a new baby, the stroppy and determined Little Princess immediately announces that she does not want a brother because they are smelly and rough, and have all the wrong toys.
ISBN 9781842701034
Publisher Andersen Press Ltd, 2002
Ross, Tony
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12144
I went walking
A repetitious, rhyming text in which the author is followed by a variety of animals all of a different colour.
ISBN 9781862913202
Publisher Omnibus Books, 1997
Machin, Sue & Vivas, Julie (ill)
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11107
I wish I had a pirate suit
Peter has a pirate suit and his poor little brother has to be his prisoner and his crew. Will it ever change? A book that really understands what it's like to be a little brother.
ISBN 9780140509885
Publisher Puffin Australia, 1991
Allen, Pamela
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12137
I wish that I had duck feet
A boy uses his imagination to experiment with what life would be like if you had different animal parts. He discovers that there is a good and a bad side to everything but being yourself is the best of all.
ISBN 9780394800400
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 1991
Seuss, Dr
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15034
I'll see you in the morning
An evening lullaby consisting of rhyming language and appealing illustrations.
ISBN 9781920878511
Publisher Hardie Grant Egmont, 2005
Jolley, Mike & Moriuchi, Mique (ill)
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2025
I'm green and I'm grumpy
Children dress up in all sorts of fancy dress costumes, including a witch and a dinosaur. You have to guess who is wearing what by following a series of clues.
ISBN 9780140544787
Publisher Penguin, 1993
Lester, Alison
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660701
I'm ready for the new baby
This board book explores the anticipation and feelings that come with welcoming a new sibling into the family.
ISBN 9781760891626
Publisher Puffin Australia, 2020
Robaard, Jedda
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16532
I'm really not tired
Even before Dad tucks him in, Sam McKay has devised a plan to find out what really goes on in his house after bedtime. He is convinced that all the best things happen after he goes to bed. With his trusted furry accomplice, he hatches a plan to sneak downstairs and discover the fun for himself.
ISBN 9780979974618
Publisher Flashlight Press, 2008
Sunshine, Lori
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26235
I'm the best
Dog loves his friends, Ladybug, Mole, Goose and Donkey. He thinks they're brilliant. But, Dog also thinks that he's the best at everything and just won't stop telling them how good he is. Dog's friends decide to teach him a lesson.
ISBN 9781406323689
Publisher Walker Books, 2010
Cousins, Lucy
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45327
If I were you
When a father and his daughter imagine what it would be like to be one another, a crazy adventure begins.
ISBN 9780747587576
Publisher Bloomsbury, 2009
Hamilton, Richard & Cole, Babette (ill)
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6927
Imaginary Fred
Sometimes, with a little electricity or luck or even magic, an imaginary friend might appear when you need one. An imaginary friend like Fred, who floated like a feather in the wind, until a lonely little boy wished for him and found a friendship like no other.
ISBN 9780008126148
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, UK, 2015
Colfer, Eoin & Jeffers, Oliver (ill)
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8384
In my heart: A book of feelings
Sometimes my heart feels like a big yellow star, shiny and bright. I smile from ear to ear and twirl around so fast, I feel as if I could take off into the sky. This is when my heart is happy. Happiness, sadness, bravery, anger, shyness, our hearts can feel so many feelings! Some make us feel as light as a balloon, others as heavy as an elephant. In My Heart explores a full range of emotions, describing how they feel physically, inside.
ISBN 9781419713101
Publisher Abrams Books, 2014
Witek, Jo & Roussey, Christine (ill)
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4937
In the evening
Oscar is shy. Charlie is bold. Oscar stays in while Charlie swings outside. It's hard to become friends this way.
ISBN 9781742975283
Publisher Little Hare Books, 2015
Wyatt, Edwina & Chapman, Gaye (ill)
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14984
Inside Mary Elizabeth's house
Mary Elizabeth boasts to the boys that there is a monster in her house. The boys don't believe her so she invites them to dinner to convince them.
ISBN 9780140567113
Publisher Puffin Australia, 2001
Allen, Pamela
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Into the wild
Roman loves to wander and explore. All on his own the Wild is his to explore, have amazing adventures and make fascinating discoveries. But despite all of this, there is something missing. Roman keeps wandering and searching for something that is always just beyond his grasp. Journey with Roman and discover the missing piece to his wonderful adventures.
ISBN 9781921928789
Publisher New Frontier Publishing, 2020
Vescio, Robert & Armstrong, Mel
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Introducing Teddy
Errol and his teddy, Thomas, are best friends who do everything together. One sunny morning, Thomas is sad and not even the swing can cheer him up. Errol can't figure out why until Thomas finally tells Errol what has been bothering him. Thomas wishes his name was Tilly.
ISBN 9781408877623
Publisher Bloomsbury, 2016
Walton, Jessica & MacPherson, Dougal (ill)
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21204
Is it a mermaid?
When Benjie and Bel find a strange creature on a tropical beach they know it's a dugong. But the dugong insists she is a beautiful mermaid and to prove it, she shows them her mermaid's tail and sings them a mermaid song. The children aren't convinced but they play with their new friend all the same. When it's time for her to go back to sea, there is one surprise left - could she be a mermaid after all?
ISBN 9781910959121
Publisher Otter-Barry books, 2018
Gourlay, Candy & Chessa, Francesca (ill)
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21177
Is it the way you giggle?
Everyone is special in some way. It might be how we giggle or how we wiggle or tell jokes.
ISBN 9781925594102
Publisher New Frontier Publishing, 2018
Connelly, Nicola & White, Annie (ill)
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Isaac and his amazing Asperger superpowers
Isaac looks like everyone else but he actually has superpowers that make him different from his brother and his classmates. Some kids don't understand that and call him names. But, Isaac's superhero brain sees and remembers loads of things. He tends to say whatever comes into his head which he doesn't realise might be hurtful. Isaac is not really a superhero, he has Asperger syndrome, which means his brain works a little differently from yours.
ISBN 9781406344455
Publisher Walker Books, 2016
Walsh, Melanie
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9924
Isabella's bed
At Grandma's house, Anna and Luis always sleep in Isabella's bed. It has interesting, silver pieces on the bed-head but the middle piece has disappeared. One night, Anna and Luis go on a magical journey and discover what the pieces mean and why the middle one is missing.
ISBN 9780733622717
Publisher Hachette Children's Books, 2008
Lester, Alison
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660766
Isla's family tree
Isla's family is changing and she's not happy! It's time for Isla to explore her family tree so that she can see how all families change and grow over time. The perfect book for anyone looking to find a way to introduce new family members or show children how they belong in their own family.
ISBN 9781925820379
Publisher Exisle Publishing, 2020
McKelvey, Katrina & Pittock, Prue (ill)
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33547
It's bedtime, William
It's time for bed but William has other ideas. A very special friend helps make this his most memorable night ever.
ISBN 9780670073825
Publisher Penguin, 2010
Niland, Deborah
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29842
It's hard to love a tiger
I wish I had a tiger, a tiger from the zoo. A tiger of my own to love - a tiger just like you. A funny rhyming story about a little girl and a troublesome (but lovable) tiger.
ISBN 9781743817582
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2018
Pignataro, Anna
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Ivanhoe Swift left home at six
Ivanhoe Swift left home when he was six. He had heard many songs about the world, and it was time to see it for himself.
ISBN 9781760631864
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2019
Godwin, Jane & Yi, A. (ill)
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Jacaranda magic
Five friends are feeling bored on a hot sticky day. Just when they think they'll never find anything fun to play, a simple gust of wind changes everything.
ISBN 9781925804010
Publisher Ford Street Publishing, 2018
Patterson, Dannika & Forward, Megan (ill)
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Jacaranda snow
Jess and Gran have always made the best of everything. When there's not much for dinner, they cook oodles of noodles. When there's no cake for birthdays, they toast marshmallows on the stove.When it snows in the mountains, Jess longs to go. But there's no extra money for a holiday this year. So Jess finds a way to see the most amazing snow of all.
ISBN 9781925563283
Publisher Wombat Books, 2018
Greer, Catherine & Magisson, Helene (ill)
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5904
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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15359
Jack and the beanstalk
Find out what happens to Jack when he visits the giant's castle in this gleeful version of the classic children's story.
ISBN 9781901223378
Publisher Barefoot books, 2002
Walker, Richard & Sharkey, Niamh
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15051
Jack in a box
Jack uses his imagination to visualise and play with the boxes left over from Tom's birthday presents.
ISBN 9780007104109
Publisher HarperCollins Australia, 2004
Jarman, Julia & Pottie,Marjolein (ill)
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2955
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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617340
Jacket, The
The jacket was no ordinary jacket. Amelia wore it everywhere... until one day...
ISBN 9781925381788
Publisher Walker Books, 2019
Pashley, Sue-Ellen & Baker, Thea (ill)
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2843
Jellybean goes to school
Jellybean is longing to learn about the world and make friends. So, she is very excited when it's time to start school. At first, Jellybean is nervous but her new teacher brings magic into the classroom. And Jellybean's imagination brings her new surroundings to life in many wild and wonderful ways.
ISBN 9781848530751
Publisher Tamarind Books, 2013
Roc, Margaret & Hughes, Laura (ill)
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15279
Jellyfish (Marine life for young readers)
Very simple text with full page photographic illustrations that teach about marine life such as jellyfish. Contains a glossary and index.
ISBN 9780733926693
Series Marine life for young readers series (20 books)
Publisher Pearson Education Australia, 2001
Swartz, Stanley L & Yin, Robert (phot)
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9406
Jessica Joan
Jessica Joan goes shopping and her quiet life will never be the same.
ISBN 9781863303675
Publisher Egmont Childrens, 1999
Orr, Wendy & James, Ann (ill)
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12214
Jethro Byrde, fairy child
Annabelle's mother doesn't believe in fairies but Anabelle does. One day, she meets an entire tiny fairy family who have crash landed in her urban backyard of cement and weeds. Her play area becomes a very special place.
ISBN 9780744588637
Publisher Walker Books, 2002
Graham, Bob
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2106
Jonathan
Jonathan loves to dress up and scare his family, but they insist that he is just not scary. What happens when he gets too scary.
ISBN 9781921928611
Publisher New Frontier Publishing, 2014
Carnavas, Peter & Francey, Amanda (ill)
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12277
Josh and the monster
Josh is a loveable cocker spaniel, always ready for adventure. He and his friend are on a quest to find the Monster of Mud, facing battles along the way like true knights. Josh must find where the monster is hiding and try to catch it.
ISBN 9781864484922
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2000
McLean, Andrew & Janet
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20433
Journey
In this wordless picture book, a lonely girl, whose family members are all too occupied with some form of technology to pay her any attention, discovers a red crayon, draws a door on her bedroom wall and walks into a world where she controls a fantastic journey.
ISBN 9781406342307
Publisher Walker Books, 2013
Becker, Aaron
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32277
Jump and Shout
Jump and shout, clap and cheer on this rollicking adventure with a lively family. Join them as they swing, skip and tumble through the neighbourhood on a joyful day out.
ISBN 9780648086819
Publisher Little Book Press, 2017
Dumbleton, Mike & Carnavas, Peter (ill)
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2446
Just a little brown dog
Puppy finds a home with a young boy who has lost his mother. About a pup's playful antics as he responds to a new situation and yearns for love and acceptance.
ISBN 9781863681735
Publisher Fremantle Press, 2005
Morgan, Sally & Bancroft, Bronwyn (ill)
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4722
Just like tonight
Button has had a wonderful day and is ready for sleep. But, he needs help to keep the bad dreams away and Dad has just the solution.
ISBN 9780192728494
Publisher Oxford University Press, 2009
Stewart, Amber & Marlow, Layn (ill)
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23611
Just the way we are
Meet Anna, Chiara, Henry, Izzy and Jack. Their families might not look like your family but, that's okay, they are perfect just the way they are.
ISBN 9780733331626
Publisher ABC Books, 2015
Shirvington, Jessica & Robertson, Claire (ill)
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18329
Kangaroo's Cancan Cafe
A Kangaroo discovers a wonderful dance called the Cancan and wants to open his own Cancan Cafe.
ISBN 9781843626008
Publisher Orchard Books, 2005
Jarman, Julia & Chapman, Lynne (ill)
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2354
Karana
These are my chicks, I love them a lot. I will stay with them, no matter what.
ISBN 9781743623138
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2014
Kirk, Uncle Joe & Casey, Greer & Harrold, Sandi (ill)
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22982
Kaya's heart song
Kaya is looking for her heart song - the song that happy hearts sing. Her search takes her on a journey deep into the jungle where a broken down carousel waits for a very special song to make it turn again.
ISBN 9781911373223
Publisher Lantana Publishing, 2018
Sanders, Diwa Tharan, & Canzi, Nerina (ill)
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2490
Keeping up with grandma
Grandma decides that she and Grandpa should do things together such as sailing, horse riding, tobogganing and dancing. Grandpa has trouble keeping up so perhaps they are better off with their individual hobbies, painting and making cakes.
ISBN 9781865041629
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2000
Winch, John
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2802
Kindness
Someone told me about a word, a word so lovely it must be heard.
ISBN 9781925139723
Series The invisible tree series (5 books)
Publisher Wombat Books, 2016
Lowe, Kirrily & Smith, Henry (ill)
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22992
King with dirty feet, The
The king hasn't had a bath for a whole year. He is starting to smell! When he finally bathes in the river, he can't get his feet clean. Who can solve the problem of the king's dirty feet?
ISBN 9781910959237
Publisher Otter-Barry books, 2018
Clayton, Sally Pomme, & Sanderson, Rhiannon
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12482
King with horse's ears, The
No-one knows about King Mark's ears except his barber who is sworn to secrecy. Keeping the secret drives the barber to the doctor who advises him to whisper the secret to the ground. But sooner or later, truth will come out.
ISBN 9780711219571
Publisher Frances Lincoln, 2003
Maddern, Eric & Hess, Paul (ill)
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4068
Kip
Mrs Bea knows that Kip is special but, when he starts to crow, the neighbours certainly don't think so.
ISBN 9781921136405
Publisher Windy Hollow Books, 2009
Booth, Christina
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12156
Kiss for Little Bear, A
Grandmother sends a kiss back to Little Bear as a thank you for her drawing. The kiss is passed from animal to animal with hilarious results before it finally makes it way to Little Bear.
ISBN 9780064440509
Publisher HarperTrophy, 1984
Minarik, Else Holmelund & Sendak, Maurice (ill)
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15108
Kiss kiss
Little hippo is in such a rush to play, he forgets to kiss his mother goodbye. As he runs through the jungle, he sees his friends kissing their mums and feels the needs to find his own mum as soon as possible.
ISBN 9781877003516
Publisher Little Hare Books, 2003
Wild, Margaret & Strevens-Marzo, Bridget (ill)
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63500
Kiss like this, A
The little lion cub loves lots of different types of kisses, except for one. Just as well daddy lion is there to rescue him and give him the right sort of kisses.
ISBN 9781845078621
Publisher Frances Lincoln, 2008
Anholt, Catherine & Laurence
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12843
Kiss that missed, The
The King blows his son a kiss but it misses. The kiss bounces out into the forest and a hapless knight is sent to retrieve it. Now the knight must find the royal kiss and survive whatever else he may encounter on his quest.
ISBN 9780340797181
Publisher Hodder & Stoughton, 2004
Melling, David
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18339
Kisses for Daddy
It is time for good night and bed but Baby Bear is grumbly and refuses to give Daddy a kiss.
ISBN 9781877003783
Publisher Little Hare Books, 2005
Watts, Frances & Legge, David (ill)
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649013
Kisses in your heart
I close my eyes, and always know, Mum's kisses follow where I go. A tender and simple bedtime blessing carries all Mum's heartfelt love inside. Her kisses rest in the heart - always there to help heal hurts, overcome fears and unlock inner courage.
ISBN 9781925675924
Publisher Big Sky Publishing, 2019
Bestulic, Sonia & Bevington, Nancy (ill)
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11349
Koala Lou
Now that she has brothers and sisters, Koala Lou is worried that her mother won't have enough time to say, ""Koala Lou, I do love you"".
ISBN 9780734304537
Publisher Penguin, 2002
Fox, Mem & Lofts, Pamela (ill)
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3083
Lamb-a-roo, The
The lost and lonely little lamb has been loved by a kangaroo but we wonder what will happen when the little lamb realises how different he is from his mum.
ISBN 9781862336575
Publisher Gullane Children's Books Ltd, 2007
Kimpton, Diana & Beardshaw, Rosalind (ill)
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12000
Laura's star
Laura is often lonely and longs for a friend of her own. One night, Laura sees a falling star. She mends its broken tip and tenderly puts it on the pillow beside her. She tells it all her secrets and believes that she has found a friend at last.
ISBN 9780864611321
Publisher Koala Books, 1998
Baumgart, Klaus
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5478
Lazy Dave
Dave is a dog. He loves to sleep all day long. Lilly thinks Dave is the laziest dog in the world. But, maybe, Dave isn't quite as lazy as Lilly thinks he is. Find out what Dave really does all day.
ISBN 9780062355980
Publisher HarperCollins Children's Books, 2015
Jarvis
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24078
Leaky story, The
A book sits abandoned on a living room shelf. While the Blossburn family happily gets on with other things, like watching TV and playing video games. At last the book can't take it any longer. Slowly it starts to swell, then it starts to leak!
ISBN 9781925335392
Publisher EK Books, 2017
Sillett, Devon & Tortop, Anil (ill)
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15317
Leaving
Saying goodbye to friends is never easy but there is joy in the giving and receiving of presents that are truly loved. Richly illustrated with simple paintings that reflect the giving of gifts.
ISBN 9780143500490
Publisher Penguin, 2003
Germein, Katrina & Bancroft, Bronwyn (ill)
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4687
Lenny & Lucy
Peter and his father are moving to a new house beyond the dark unfriendly woods. When they arrive, Peter wants to turn back. Fortunately, he has Harold, his dog, for company. Scared of the things hidden in the woods, Peter makes a tall pile of pillows. He stiches and sews. He pushes and pulls. He makes Lenny, Guardian of the Bridge, to protect him. Then, he makes Lucy, to keep Lennie company. Together, Lenny, Lucy, Peter and Harold discover that this new place isn't so scary after all.
ISBN 9781760292119
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2016
Stead, Philip C & Stead, Erin E (ill)
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24435
Leo the littlest seahorse
In the warm waters of the coral reef, one hundred and one baby seahorses learn the ways of the world. They curl around coral and flutter their fins, except Leo, the littlest seahorse, who is always a bit behind. But, when a hungry groper approaches, Leo proves that he, too, is capable of big things.
ISBN 9780670073559
Publisher Viking Children's, 2010
Wild, Margaret & Denton, Terry (ill)
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12096
Let's eat
Gazpacho, roast pollo, empanadas - a Spanish mother's lunchtime meal is not complete unless the whole family is together. One day, mum is the missing family member at lunchtime in this story of the daily life of a Spanish family.
ISBN 9781862912762
Publisher Omnibus Books, 2004
Zamorano, Ana & Vivas, Julie (ill)
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2583
Let's get a pup
Despite their unconventional clothing, tattoos and piercings, this family is very loving. Every member has a valued place. They choose Dave, the puppy, over a larger dog, Rosie. The family will have to leave Rosie at the rescue centre.
ISBN 9780744575743
Publisher Walker Books, 2001
Graham, Bob
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12066
Let's go home, Little Bear
Big Bear and Little Bear love to keep each other company. As the two bears return home from a long walk through the snowy woods, Little bear is having a wonderful time until he hears a noise that makes him shiver.
ISBN 9780744581720
Publisher Walker Books, 2001
Waddell, Martin & Firth, Barbara (ill)
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46414
Let's go to sleep
Go on a journey around the world to visit baby animals as it is time to go to bed.
ISBN 9781921504440
Publisher Working Title Press, 2013
Wild, Margaret & Dawson, Michelle (ill)
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4754
Let's play house
While Panda is bossy, Sheep is timid and Owl is shy, their different personalities work well together as they play house.
ISBN 9781741693287
Series Friends for keeps series (6 books)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2010
Quay, Emma & Walker, Anna (ill)
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Library book, The
How boring it is when it is raining on the weekend, there is nothing on television and dad is still asleep after a late night working. Well not really, when there is a visit to the library and the world comes to life with incredible characters and places, all just waiting to be picked up and read. Pinocchio, the Cat in the Hat, the Cheshire Cat, Babar, Madeline, Winnie the Pooh and many others make an appearance. The endpapers provide a musical rendition which can also be found with different illustrations at https://youtu.be/bxuPVpJRouQ.
ISBN 9781481460927
Publisher Simon & Schuster, 2017
Chapin, Tom; Mark, Michael, & Groenink, Chuck
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23361
Library Lily
Spring, summer, autumn, winter, morning, noon and night; Lily is always reading. The only adventures she's interested in are the ones inside her book and in her head. Then, one day, she meets Milly, who declares that she hates reading but loves to have real adventures. A bookworm and an adventurer seem worlds apart.
ISBN 9781862338302
Publisher Gullane Children's Books Ltd, 2011
Shields, Gillian & Chessa, Francesca (ill)
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12287
Lighthouse keeper's Christmas, The
It's Christmas Eve, a storm is raging and Mr Grinling and his great-nephew, George, are stranded in the lighthouse. George thinks he's going to have the worst Christmas ever, no festive food, no Mrs Grinling and no presents.
ISBN 9780439981446
Series Lighthouse keeper's series (9 books)
Publisher Scholastic UK, 2002
Armitage, Ronda & Armitage, David (ill)
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Lighthouse keeper's lunch, The
Come rain or shine, Mr Grinling, the lighthouse keeper, tends his light. Each day, Mrs Grinling makes him a delicious lunch and sends it across by a special cable system. Every day, the greedy seagulls steal his food.
ISBN 9780590551755
Series Lighthouse keeper's series (9 books)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 1994
Armitage, Ronda & Armitage, David (ill)
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41129
Lighthouse keeper's picnic, The
Mrs Grinling is the best cook in the world and Mr Grinling likes nothing better than to taste her delicious treats. But, when he overindulges at the village picnic, Mr Grinling finds himself in a pickle and wishing he hadn't eaten quite so much.
ISBN 9781407106526
Series Lighthouse keeper's series (9 books)
Publisher Scholastic UK, 2009
Armitage, Ronda & Armitage, David (ill)
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Lighthouse keeper's 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 Lighthouse keeper's series (9 books)
Various
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Lighthouse keeper's surprise, The
Hamish, the lighthouse cat, is stuck up a tree far away from his cosy lighthouse home. And Mr Grinling and his great-nephew, George, are stuck in the lighthouse on Christmas Eve!
ISBN 9781407108780
Series Lighthouse keeper's series (9 books)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2009
Armitage, Ronda & Armitage, David (ill)
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13425
Lighthouse keeper's tales, The
Includes two stories about the Lighthouse keeper, The Lighthouse keeper's tea and The Lighthouse keeper's breakfast.
ISBN 9781407108766
Series Lighthouse keeper's series (9 books)
Publisher Scholastic UK, 2009
Armitage, Ronda & Armitage, David (ill)
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7100
Lighthouse keeper's tea, The
Mr Grinling, the lighthouse keeper, wants to try his hand at cooking but Mrs Grinling doesn't want him in her kitchen. He decides to take up a variety of other hobbies, with varying degrees of success.
ISBN 9780439979382
Series Lighthouse keeper's series (9 books)
Publisher Scholastic UK, 2002
Armitage, Ronda & Armitage, David (ill)
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6187
Lily's balloon
When Lily finds a beautiful, big, shiny balloon she wants to keep it forever. But what if somebody else needs it more?
ISBN 9781925563399
Publisher Wombat Books, 2018
Roe, Katrina & Magisson, Helene (ill)
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86575
Lin Yi's lantern
Tonight is the moon festival and Lin Yi wants nothing more than a red, rabbit lantern. But, first, he must buy the things his mother needs at the market.
ISBN 9781846861475
Publisher Barefoot books, 2009
Williams, Brenda & Lacombe, Benjamin (ill)
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Ling Li's lantern
This beautiful picture book tells the story of Da Zhi and his three children. To test their wisdom, Da Zhi sends them on a quest. Jingming and Miao make excellent choices, but it seems Ling Li is too distracted by the activities of the markets to make a choice that will please her father. The story is a lovely depiction of how kindness matters and that true wisdom comes from your heart.
ISBN 9781925227673
Publisher MidnightSun Publishing, 2020
Heron, Steve & Johnson, Benjamin (ill)
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8999
Lion and the bird, The
One autumn day, a lion finds a wounded bird in his garden. With the departure of the bird's flock, the lion decides that it's up to him to care for the bird. They become good friends. But, the following autumn, the bird departs with his flock and Lion wonders what will become of their friendship.
ISBN 9780994109873
Publisher Book Island, 2015
Dubuc, Marianne
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705688
Lisette's green sock
One day Lisette finds a pretty green sock. She's delighted until others begin to tease her saying that socks should come in pairs. What use is one sock? Her friend Bert helps her see the situation in a new way and together they find the perfect solution.
ISBN 9781776572847
Publisher Gecko Press, 2020
Valckx, Catharina
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12158
Little Bear
Mother and Little Bear speak to each other with gentle teasing. The book includes 'Birthday soup' in which Little Bear, fearing that his mother has forgotten his birthday, cooks for all his friends. Encourages independent reading.
ISBN 9780064440042
Publisher HarperTrophy, 2003
Minarik, Else Holmelund & Sendak, Maurice (ill)
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33513
Little bit, A
Growing up can be pretty confusing. Sometimes, you're too short or too tall, too fast or too slow and you can feel happy or sad, clever or silly. Maybe, you're just all of these things a little bit of the time.
ISBN 9781862918009
Publisher Omnibus Books, 2008
Maniaty, Christine & Peter & Richards, Claire (ill)
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14359
Little brothers are
Little brothers can be tiny, cuddly, smelly and sad. They can be bouncy, lumpy, sticky and brave. Every little brother is different, but we love them all the same.
ISBN 9780143502111
Publisher Puffin Australia, 2007
Norling, Beth
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18324
Little crooked house, The
The crooked little house moves from place to place with its inhabitants, trying to find the perfect place.
ISBN 9780733315824
Publisher ABC Books, 2005
Wild, Margaret & Bentley, Jonathan (ill)
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4926
Little dog and the Christmas wish
Little Dog is left at home during a storm and, when thunder crashes, he escapes the backyard to find his best friend for comfort. It is Christmas Eve, the streets are busy and he soon loses his way.
ISBN 9781742032368
Publisher Black Dog Books, 2014
Fenton, Corinne & Cowcher, Robin (ill)
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10947
Little engine that could, The
With a little help from friends and a positive attitude, there is no problem which can't be solved.
ISBN 9781921346576
Publisher Brolly Books, 2008
Straw, Wendy
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12302
Little red bear
When Hanna sees a little red bear sitting alone on a wall, she is sure someone has lost him. Hanna leaves the bear there but she can't stop thinking he may be lonely, cold or afraid of the dark. In the end, Hanna takes matters into her own hands.
ISBN 9781865045375
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2003
Matthews, Penny & Pignataro, Anna (ill)
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25987
Little Red Train: busy day
All aboard. The Little Red Train is in for a very busy day. There's post to deliver, rails and sleepers for the new track, a flock of sheep for Hilltop Farm, and lots of passengers for Barnacle Bay. Includes a diagram of how a steam engine works.
ISBN 9780091798727
Publisher Random House Children's Books, 2008
Blathwayt, Benedict
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26018
Little Red Ute and the ute parade
Little Red Ute enters his first parade and feels bad because Green Wheelbarrow can't enter. The foreman helps the two friends solve the problem and make this parade the best ever.
ISBN 9781862918795
Series Little Red Ute series (4 books)
Publisher Omnibus Books, 2010
Lewis, Mitch & Ziersch, Nahum (ill)
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Little Red Ute 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 Red Ute series (4 books)
Lewis, Mitch & Ziersch, Nahum (ill)
No book cover.
35377
Little sisters are
Little sisters can be tiny, cuddly, smelly and sad. They can be bouncy, lumpy, sticky and brave. Every little sister is different, but we love them all the same.
ISBN 9780143501947
Publisher Puffin Australia, 2007
Norling, Beth
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Little Tawny
From the author's true experience of raising a Tawny Frogmouth. Little Tawny, a baby frogmouth, falls out of the nest and can't fly back to her mother. She is rescued and teaches children and adults about respecting all creatures.
ISBN 9780734407566
Publisher Thomas C Lothian Pty Ltd, 2005
Dale, Kim
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12462
Lizzie Nonsense
Lizzie Nonsense and her mother are left alone in the Australian bush while her father is away working. Despite the hard work and isolation, Lizzie, a playful and imaginative little girl, finds joy in everyday things.
ISBN 9781877003592
Publisher Little Hare Books, 2004
Ormerod, Jan
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Lola and grandpa
Every Sunday Lola visits her Grandpa. They spend the day exploring the universe and teaching each other about the world. But then one day everything changes. Grandpa isn't there anymore. Lola struggles to deal with the loss. But as time goes by Lola realises that her Grandpa will always be with her - in her heart and in the memories they made.
ISBN 9780648652809
Publisher Little Pink Dog Books, 2020
Kwok, Ashling & Low, Yvonne
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Lonely giant, The
The forest giant likes nothing better than smashing, bashing and pulling up trees. But, when all the birds and animals disappear, the giant is very sad and lonely. He misses the crackling warmth of a fire and the sweet songs of the birds. The lonely giant sets out to restore what used to be.
ISBN 9781406361544
Publisher Walker Books, 2016
Ambrose, Sophie
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11928
Long red scarf, The
Grandpa loves the long, woolly blue scarf that his friend, Jake, wears on their fishing trips. He asks Great Aunt Maude and Cousin Isabel to knit him one but they're too busy. In the end, Grandpa knits the scarf himself.
ISBN 9781862911529
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 1992
Hilton, Nette & Power, Margaret (ill)
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2667
Long wait, The
Deirdre does not have a sleek, velvet coat or a lean and graceful body. But to the Wilsons, she is a very special cat. Whenever they come home, she is always there waiting on the mat in the front hall. Until one day, a terrible thing happens.
ISBN 9780773730212
Publisher Stoddart Publishing, Stoddart Kids, 1997
Wilson, Budge & Fernandes, Eugenie
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63650
Look see, look at me
Rhyming text and flowing illustrations capture the exuberance of a little boy who feels so big at three.
ISBN 9781741758832
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2010
Norrington, Leonie & Huxley, Dee (ill)
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12077
Looking for crabs
A family goes to the beach to look for crabs. We can see where the crabs are hiding but the family in the book just can't seem to find them.
ISBN 9780207177712
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, UK, 1999
Whatley, Bruce
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593305
Lost dads home, The
When a young boy accidentally loses track of his dad, he sets out to find him at the Lost Dads Home. It is a fascinating place filled with all kinds of lost dads, most of them in fairly good condition. But will the boy be able to find his dad among them?
ISBN 9781925584912
Publisher Affirm Press, 2018
Veille, Eric & Martin, Pauline (ill)
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647162
Lost homework, The
Sonny devotes his weekend to helping his neighbours and fellow Travellers with a variety of tasks. He uses many skills, from calculating the amount of fuel needed for a journey, to restoring a caravan. In fact, the only thing he doesn't do over the weekend is his homework - his workbook is missing! What will his teacher say?
ISBN 9781786283450
Publisher Child's Play International Ltd, 2019
O'Neill, Richard & Beautyman, Kirsti (ill)
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21450
Love from Grandma
When Emily and her family move, she has to leave her beloved grandma behind. Grandma gives her a strawberry plant to remind her of the fun they have together in the garden. While she waits for Grandma to visit, the strawberry plant grows and starts to flower and then fruit, until Grandma finally arrives, bringing the best present of all.
ISBN 9780670074099
Publisher Viking Children's, 2010
Tanner, Jane
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22783
Love, Splat
It's Valentines Day. Splat has a crush on Kitten but, whenever they meet, she pulls his ears, ties his tail and calls him smelly. His classmate, Spike, who has his own crush on Kitten, does his best to convince Splat that Kitten doesn't return his affections. Fortunately, Kitten knows that, when it comes to Valentine's Day cards, bigger isn't always better.
ISBN 9780060831578
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, UK, 2008
Scotton, Rob
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4643
Lovely old lion
Lenny the lion loves his grandpa, King Lion. But, when King Lion starts to forget things, Lenny begins to worry. He can't understand why grandpa keeps getting muddled and doesn't want to play any more. Lenny doesn't know what to do but, with a little help from grandpa's old friends, perhaps he can find a way to help him remember.
ISBN 9781467793100
Publisher Andersen Press Ltd, 2015
Jarman, Julia & Varley, Susan (ill)
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835
Lucas and Jack
Every week Lucas' mum visits Great Grandpop at the nursing home. And every week Lucas waits for her outside. Waiting is boring, until Lucas meets Jack.
ISBN 9781921504662
Publisher Working Title Press, 2014
Royce, Ellie & Joyner, Andrew (ill)
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574300
Lucia and Lawrence
Lucia is creative. Lawrence loves numbers. Can they find the middle ground and stay friends?
ISBN 9781925594157
Publisher New Frontier Publishing, 2018
Francis, Joanna
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6793
Lucky and Spike
Spinifex hopping mice, Lucky and Spike, dodge a greedy cat and a hungry owl in this risky night-time adventure!
ISBN 9781921248177
Publisher Magabala Books, 2019
MacDonald, Norma
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23490
Lucy and the dragonfly
Lucy is a little girl who has a close relationship with nature. She loves to play in the fields of flowers. And when she sings, the brook by her house sings with her. But when fall comes, and the leaves are covered with dark spots instead of bright colours, Lucy knows that something is wrong. Will her friend, the dragonfly, be able to help?
ISBN 9782733856208
Publisher Auzou US Publishing, 2018
Papinaeu, Lucie & Hamel, Caroline (ill)
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3049
Lucy Goosey
It's time for young Lucy Goosey's flock to migrate but she is reluctant to commit to the dangerous journey into the unknown. Lucy hides and then assumes she has been abandoned by her mother. But, Mother has stayed behind and she and Lucy make a pact to always be there for each other.
ISBN 9781921049873
Publisher Little Hare Books, 2007
Wild, Margaret & James, Ann (ill)
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587125
Luis and Tabitha
Luis is an alley cat who has everything figured out, until he meets Tabitha, a beautiful indoor cat. Separated by a tragic glass door, Luis will do anything to be with Tabitha-even brave the dangers of a fire.
ISBN 9781641700405
Publisher Familius, 2018
Campisi, Stephanie & Mengert, Hollie (ill)
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Macca the alpaca series
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Series Macca the alpaca series (5 books)
Cosgrove, Matt
No book cover.
33257
Macca's Christmas crackers
Christmas is here! Christmas is Macca's favourite time of year. He loves thinking up amazing presents for his friends. But when he looks in his piggy bank, he finds he has no money! Macca and his best friend Al have to come up with a plan to make the best Christmas surprise for all their friends, and in doing so, discover the true spirit of giving.
ISBN 9781742998824
Series Macca the alpaca series (5 books)
Publisher Koala Books, 2018
Cosgrove, Matt
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580939
Maddie's first day
It is Maddie's first day of school and she has everything ready - her uniform, shoes, socks and hat. But there is one special thing that Maddie can't leave behind - her blanky!
ISBN 9781925381351
Publisher Walker Books, 2018
Matthews, Penny & Anelli, Liz (ill)
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15123
Madlenka
Madlenka has exciting news to share with her friends and neighbours. Set in Paris, Madlenka travels the neighbourhood which is rich in cultural diversity.
ISBN 9781865082936
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2000
Sis, Peter
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6168
Maggie's monsters
Maggie loves monsters, but she is bored of her toy monsters and would much prefer a real one to play with. Perhaps on her trip around Scotland she'll find one! Using her trusty binoculars, Maggie discovers an abundance of Scottish wildlife. A highland coo, a grey seal and even a golden eagle, but they are not the monster she's searching for. Eventually Maggie spots the perfect monsters to play with, but it's not quite what she expected!
ISBN 9781785301773
Publisher Black & White Publishing, 2018
Clayton, Coo & Soye, Alison (ill)
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7615
Magic beach
On Magic Beach, children do all their favourite things, jumping waves, building sandcastles, beachcombing, exploring rock-pools and enjoying a fantasy world of white horses, dragons, pirates, sharks and smugglers.
ISBN 9781741144888
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 1992
Lester, Alison
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6330
Magic bookshop, The
Anything can happen in the magic bookshop. On rainy afternoons, when it's too wet to play outside after school, Ben goes to his grandfather's bookshop. But with secret doors and passages, and tigers under the floorboards, there's much more going on than Ben could ever have imagined.
ISBN 9780733338328
Publisher ABC Books, 2018
Prior, Natalie Jane & Orsini, Cheryl (ill)
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27567
Magician's apprentice, The
Step into the magical world of this traditional fairy tale, complete with flip up surprises!
ISBN 9781846433702
Series Flip-up fairy tales series (28 books)
Publisher Child's Play International Ltd, 2011
Edgson, Alison
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750978
Magnificent Mabel and the rabbit riot
Sometimes life isn't fair for Mabel Chase. Like for instance she doesn't have one single pet in her whole life. And all the people in her class are losing their baby teeth. And she doesn't even have a sprinkler in her garden. But none of that matters in the end because Mabel is still magnificent.
ISBN 9781788005944
Publisher Nosy Crow Ltd, 2020
Quayle, Ruth & Christians, Julia (ill)
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26586
Maisy goes to the museum
At the museum, there is so much much for Maisie to see.
ISBN 9781406313369
Series Maisy series (44 books)
Publisher Walker Books, 2008
Cousins, Lucy
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102523
Maisy loves you
Maisy loves her friends and likes to do things for them. She bake cookies for Charley, sings a song for Tallulah, gives flowers to Cyril, and makes Eddie feel better.
ISBN 9780763620653
Series Maisy series (44 books)
Publisher Candlewick Press, 2007
Cousins, Lucy
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Maisy series
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Series Maisy series (44 books)
Cousins, Lucy
No book cover.
8688
Maisy tidies up
Charley smells something delicious in Maisy's kitchen but he has to wait until the floor is dry. Time passes more quickly when he helps out by picking up some toys and washing the windows with Maisy. When the floor is finally dry, the treats are ready to eat.
ISBN 9780744589450
Series Maisy series (44 books)
Publisher Walker Books, 2004
Cousins, Lucy
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102908
Maisy's bedtime
Maisy and her toy panda go through their nighttime routine as they get ready for bed.
ISBN 9780763609085
Series Maisy series (44 books)
Publisher Candlewick Press, 2007
Cousins, Lucy
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15030
Maisy's bus
Maisy, the mouse, picks up her friends at the bus stops.
ISBN 9780744572780
Series Maisy series (44 books)
Publisher Walker Books, 2000
Topics / K-2 Numeracy /
Cousins, Lucy
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87119
Maisy's Christmas Eve
It's Christmas Eve and snow is falling everywhere. Everyone is invited to Maisy' s house for Christmas where it's warm inside. There's plenty to do, decorating the tree, making mince pies and wrapping presents. But wait a minute, Eddie has not arrived.
ISBN 9781844284269
Series Maisy series (44 books)
Publisher Walker Books, 2004
Cousins, Lucy
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103059
Maisy's presents
There are presents for everybody when Maisy comes back from holiday.
ISBN 9781406309287
Series Maisy series (44 books)
Publisher Walker Books, 2007
Cousins, Lucy
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12151
Make way for ducklings
After raising her ducklings on a secluded island, Mrs Mallard leads them to the Boston Public Garden to eat peanuts.
ISBN 9780140564341
Publisher Penguin Books Ltd, UK, 1999
McCloskey, Robert
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18444
Mama Panya's pancakes
Adika invites all their friends for pancakes but Mama Panya is worried that she does not have enough money to feed them.
ISBN 9781905236633
Publisher Barefoot books, 2005
Chamberlain, Mary & Rich & Cairns, Julia (ill)
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29952
Man who loved boxes, The
People thought that the man was strange, even a bit crazy, but the man didn't mind and neither did his son because they had a special way of showing their love for each other.
ISBN 9781865048376
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2007
King, Stephen Michael
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12248
Man whose mother was a pirate, The
This is the story of Sam, an accountant and his first trip to the seaside with his ex-pirate mother.
ISBN 9780140554304
Publisher Penguin, 1996
Mahy, Margaret
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Marine life for young readers series
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Series Marine life for young readers series (20 books)
Swartz, Stanley L & Yin, Robert (phot)
No book cover.
50663
Martha doesn't say sorry
Martha is good at doing lots of things, like hugging, sharing and reading. One thing that Martha is not good at is saying sorry.
ISBN 9780316077286
Publisher Little, Brown & Co, 2009
Berger, Samantha & Whatley, Bruce (ill)
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31864
Martha, no
Martha May has already been through ten nannies in the past year and now there is a sparkling new nanny, Miss Harrington-Chive. Nanny is quite confident with her skills until they take an excursion to the city, where they lurch from disaster to disaster. When Martha puts her babysitter through test after test, they become separated.
ISBN 9781606842669
Publisher Egmont Childrens, 2010
Hardy, Edward & Allwright, Deborah (ill)
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21247
Marvellous mummy
My mummy is cuddly and snuggly and warm. Mums can be funny and friendly and gentle and strong all in one day!
ISBN 9781925594188
Publisher New Frontier Publishing, 2018
Poli, Katie & Poli, Giuseppe (ill)
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6370
Marvin and Marigold: A stormy night
On a wild and stormy night Marvin and Marigold are scared. The wind rattled windows, whistled and whirled as lightning bolts cracked and thunderclaps swirled. Will they make it through the night?
ISBN 9781925594225
Publisher New Frontier Publishing, 2018
Carthew, Mark & Prescott, Simon (ill)
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34345
Mary's penny: a wise and witty tale
This is a story of one farmer, his three children, Franz, Hans and Mary, and an ingenious competition to determine who should inherit the farm. The farmer's children are asked to fill the house with something that costs a mere penny.
ISBN 9781406330779
Publisher Walker Books, 2011
Landman, Tanya & Holland, Richard (ill)
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2880
Mate and me
Two families have moved in, one upstairs and one downstairs.The boy from upstairs plays in the yard but he is shy and doesn't join in my games. The family downstairs is a secret family and no one knows where they came from. When the downstairs family disappears, a strange note is found and a trail of silver treasures leads out of the garage.
ISBN 9781922081506
Publisher Windy Hollow Books, 2015
Loakes, Jennifer & Elliot, Belinda (ill)
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11925
Matilda's cat
Climbing trees, playing with wool, Matilda is sure her cat will love these things, but he doesn't seem very enthusiastic. She thinks up new ways to amuse her reluctant playmate. Tea parties, dressing up or what about a nice bike ride.
ISBN 9781447218623
Publisher MacMillan, 2013
Gravett, Emily
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7349
Max and the doglins
When Max the dog steals an egg from his best friend Beryl it leads to a midnight visit from the mysterious Doglins. How can he makes things right?
ISBN 9781846430435
Publisher Child's Play International Ltd, 2007
Montgomery-Highan, Amanda
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79261
Max's bath
Max loves his bath and playing with all his toys but Dog is not keen to join him.
ISBN 9781877467042
Publisher Gecko Press, 2008
Lindgren, Barbro & Eriksson, Eva (ill)
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638743
Max's dinosaur feet!
Max has dinosaur feet. He must not wake the baby. Stomp! Stamp! Smash! Oh dear! How can he and his family keep their feet quiet, and the baby asleep?
ISBN 9781925594638
Publisher New Frontier Publishing, 2019
Spasevski, Lana & Pratley, Penelope (ill)
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567912
Maya & cat
On a roof, as wet as a seal, as grey as a puddle, Cat was rumbling, a rumbly purr. What does a cat want most? Feather boas? Pretty pink shoelaces? A boatful of fish under a tiny tin sail - or perhaps something much more valuable?
ISBN 9781921977282
Publisher Walker Books, 2018
Magerl, Caroline
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580943
Me and my fear
When a young girl has to move countries and start at a new school, her fear tells her to be alone and afraid. How can she hope to make friends if she doesn't understand anyone? Surely no one else feels the same way?
ISBN 9781911171539
Publisher Flying Eye Books, 2018
Sanna, Francesca
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12105
Me and my mum
A young Koori girl and her Mum shop, eat, work and dance together. A positive look at the everyday life of a mother and daughter.
ISBN 9780975064016
Publisher Indij Readers, 2003
Heiss, Anita & Davis, Jay (ill)
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596832
Me and my sister
My sister and I love to spend our days together, eating meals, going to school and playing. But life with an autistic sibling is not always easy.
ISBN 9781760524456
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2019
Robbins, Rose
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15517
Me and Priscilla get ready
A day in the life of a little girl and her sequinned snake, Priscilla.
ISBN 9780975064054
Publisher Indij Readers, 2004
Schreiber, Aunty Deanna & Roberts, Rochelle & Luxton, Peter
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4503
Me too
Two little friends discuss the someones they want to find when they grow up. Perhaps they've met them already.
ISBN 9781925381900
Publisher Walker Books, 2018
Geraerts, Erika & Laubscher, Charl & Murray, Andrew (ill)
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5705
Me, Oliver Bright
Oliver Bright, in Year 3, has an assignment about his family history. He looks at three generations, sharing his life and the lives of his father and grandfather. Oliver finds out just how much life has changed since they were young. For Oliver, getting milk is as easy as driving to the shops but it was very different for his dad and grandfather.
ISBN 9781862917156
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2009
de Kanztow, Megan
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12218
Meg's car
When Meg the witch, her cat, Mog, and Owl decide to go on a picnic, it is easier to take the broomstick than the new car.
ISBN 9780140502596
Publisher Puffin UK, 1978
Nicoll, Helen & Piernkowski, Jan (ill)
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6432
Melissa's octopus and other unsuitable pets
Follow Melissa, her friends and all their rather unsuitable pets. There are certain animals that make suitable pets, like a cat, a dog or a guinea pig. Then, there are other animals that definitely make unsuitable pets. Find out why.
ISBN 9781406353006
Publisher Walker Books, 2014
Voake, Charlotte
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652809
Mermaid!
When a day at the beach reveals Lena's secret worries, her smile goes away. Even ice cream doesn't make it better! So Luka sets out to find something - or someone - to help...a beautiful mermaid!
ISBN 9781925870282
Publisher Affirm Press, 2018
Hutchings, Maggie & Orsini, Cheryl (ill)
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19501
Michael
Michael, intelligent, wilful and eccentric, drives all his teachers to distraction with his non-conformist behaviour and attitudes. He is always late, he's scruffy and he never seems to do the right thing. There seems to be no hope for Michael but the story has a twist to it.
ISBN 9781842709115
Publisher Andersen Press Ltd, 2009
Bradman, Tony & Ross, Tony (ill)
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12087
Midnight babies
At midnight, when absolutely anything can happen, Baby Brenda escapes through the cat door to romp with the other neighbourhood babies at the Midnight Cafe.
ISBN 9780618104123
Publisher Clarion Books, 2001
Wild, Margaret & James, Ann (ill)
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12088
Midnight feast, The
The cheeky babies from The Midnight Gang are back. Baby Brenda and her gang meet up with Baby Mario and his gang at The Midnight Cafe for a wild time of dancing, playing and feasting.
ISBN 9780733307898
Publisher ABC Books, 1999
Wild, Margaret & James, Ann (ill)
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12080
Midnight gang, The
A gang of babies climb out of their cots at night to go to the park and play. Here they can do all the things that their parents think they are too young to do.
ISBN 9781862912991
Publisher Omnibus Books, 1996
Wild, Margaret & James, Ann (ill)
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6485
Milo armadillo
Tallulah wants a pink, fluffy rabbit for her birthday. But, she can't find one anywhere. When Gran decides to knit her a fluffy, pink rabbit, the present is not quite what Tallulah had in mind.
ISBN 9781406310306
Publisher Walker Books, 2009
Fearnley, Jan
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6332
Mini rabbit not lost
Mini Rabbit is making a cake. But he's run out of berries. No berries, no cake. So off he goes to look for some. He's not cold, not too small - no, and definitely not lost. Or is he?
ISBN 9780008264833
Publisher HarperCollins Australia, 2018
Bond, John
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10684
Minty and Tink
When searching for a birthday present for her baby brother, Minty finds a tiny, toy bear who can talk. Instantly, they become the very best of friends and Minty decides that she does not want to give Tink away to her little brother.
ISBN 9781842707203
Publisher Andersen Press Ltd, 2009
Chichester Clark, Emma
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22671
Missing Marvin
Marvin loves his job. He has never missed a day of work. Sometimes his friends play jokes to pass the time. Sometimes the jokes are on Marvin. Then, one day, Marvin isnt where he usually is. Where is Marvin?
ISBN 9781742769509
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2018
DeGennaro, Sue
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13329
Molly & Mae
Friendship is like a train journey. There are happy moments, boring moments and exciting moments. There's also anger and loneliness. And, there is forgiveness.
ISBN 9781742975276
Publisher Little Hare Books, 2016
Parker, Danny & Blackwood, Freya (I'll)
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90027
Molly and her dad
Molly loves to tell stories especially about her Dad who lives a whole plane ride away. When Molly finally gets the chance to meet him, she and the kids at school wonder what he will be like. A tender story about modern families.
ISBN 9781921272554
Publisher Little Hare Books, 2008
Ormerod, Jan & Thompson, Carol (ill)
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10792
Monkey puzzle
Monkey has lost his mum and a butterfly tries to help him find her. Monkey's descriptions of her lead the butterfly to lots of animals but not mum. Monkey thinks he will never find his mum, but butterfly is persistent.
ISBN 9781580482028
Publisher Koala Books, 2001
Donaldson, Julia & Scheffler, Axel (ill)
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15275
Monsters of the deep (Marine life for young readers)
Very simple text with full page photographic illustrations that teach about marine life such as monsters of the deep. Contains a glossary and index.
ISBN 9780733920790
Series Marine life for young readers series (20 books)
Publisher Pearson Education Australia, 2000
Swartz, Stanley L & Yin, Robert (phot)
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12221
Moonlight
As two parents attempt to help their child fall asleep at bedtime, they find they are becoming more and more sleepy. A book without text that tells the story through pictures.
ISBN 9780688008468
Publisher Lothrop Lee & Shepard, 1982
Ormerod, Jan
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570746
More and more and more
Henry Harper loves collecting. But what happens when more and more becomes too much?
ISBN 9781925591545
Publisher Fremantle Press, 2018
Mutch, Ian
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7656
Most wonderful thing in the world, The
When a king and a queen promise to marry their daughter, Lucia, to the man who can show them the most wonderful thing in the world, suitors descend on the palace, bearing ever more amazing and exotic gifts. But, nothing feels quite right, and the king and queen are exhausted. When a shy, young man, who isn't a suitor, steps forward, the king and queen finally understand what the most wonderful thing in the world really is.
ISBN 9781406339680
Publisher Walker Books, 2015
French, Vivian & Barrett, Angela (ill)
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5952
Mother fox and her cubs, The
At the edge of the forest, Mother Fox gazes fondly at her young frolicking in the snow. But, the cubs venture a bit too far and, all of a sudden, they vanish. Mother Fox sets off in search of them but there are so many trees and the snow is very deep. Finding them is going to be tricky. Maybe, you can help.
ISBN 9780500650899
Publisher Thames and Hudson (Australia) Pty Ltd, 2016
Momenceau, Amandine
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7875
Mouse mansion: Sam & Julia
Julia lives on the sixth floor of Mouse Mansion in a tiny room with her mother. Julia is super curious and very stubborn. Sam lives in the middle of Mouse Mansion with his mum, dad, brothers and sisters. Sam is super shy and very well-behaved. But when he is with Julia, Sam finds himself doing things he normally wouldn't dare. The two mice are inseparable. And together they get up to all sorts of fun ...
ISBN 9781743312995
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2012
Schaapman, Karina
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12111
Moving house
Sarah tells the story of moving house. She shares her fears at leaving her old home and her joy when she discovers a new friend. Includes notes on how to prepare children for moving.
ISBN 9780237520199
Publisher Evans Bros, 2000
Hunter, Rebecca
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9627
Mr Archimedes' bath
Mr Archimedes and his animal friends try to work out why the water always overflows when they have a bath together.
ISBN 9780207172854
Publisher HarperCollins Australia, 1991
Allen, Pamela
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12170
Mr Gumpy's outing
Mr Gumpy's boat becomes a miniature ark when he takes two children and various animals for a ride. Everyone's having a lovely time until disaster strikes.
ISBN 9780099408796
Publisher Red Fox, 2001
Burningham, John
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18033
Mr McGee and the perfect nest
Lazy bird is searching for the perfect nest when she stumbles upon just the thing, Mr McGee's umbrella. Will Mr Mcgee manage to get his umbrella back?
ISBN 9780140564969
Series Mr McGee series (7 books)
Publisher Penguin Books Australia, 2000
Allen, Pamela
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Mr McGee series
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Series Mr McGee series (7 books)
Allen, Pamela
No book cover.
574296
Mr Pegg's post
Anna and her parents live in a lighthouse, surrounded by the ocean, far from neighbours and friends. Their only visitor is Mr Pegg, the postman. But when Mr Pegg needs help with his deliveries, Anna comes to the rescue. Maybe she will find some friends after all?
ISBN 9781925594195
Publisher New Frontier Publishing, 2018
Topouzoglou, Elena
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9577
Mr Rabbit and the lovely present
A little girl doesn't know what to give her mother for her birthday but Mr Rabbit helps her with ideas based on her mother's favourite colours.
ISBN 9780099432951
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2002
Zolotow, Charlotte & Sendak, Maurice (ill)
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Mrs Honey series
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Series Mrs Honey series (5 books)
Adams, Pam
No book cover.
11181
Mrs Honey's holiday
You can do anything if you try. Mrs Honey encourages her grandchildren but not quite in the way she intended.
ISBN 9780859537551
Series Mrs Honey series (5 books)
Publisher Child's Play International Ltd, 1993
Adams, Pam
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9606
Mrs Honey's tree
One of a series of humorous tales about the lovable grandmother, Mrs Honey. Here, she is faced with a real dilemma to work out which is more important, a tree or a bus shelter. Sometimes, choices we have to make are not as clear as they seem.
ISBN 9780859538527
Series Mrs Honey series (5 books)
Publisher Child's Play International Ltd, 2002
Adams, Pam
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12207
Mum goes to work
It's early morning and everyone is arriving at the noisy child care centre. Mums are off to work, doing a variety of roles in different workplaces. The children are also busy, sharing activities and having lots of fun.
ISBN 9780868966076
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 1992
Gleeson, Libby & Smith, Craig (ill)
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12841
Mum who was made of money, The
Cleo and Jake keep pestering their mother to buy them things. She tells them that if she was made of money, this wouldn't be a problem. They both wish as hard as they possibly can and, suddenly, their mother changes.
ISBN 9781854302526
Publisher Magi Publications, 1993
Coleman, Michael & Bogdanowicz, Basia
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660690
Mum's elephant
What is your greatest treasure? This is the story of a mother who treasured her very 'special' elephant.
ISBN 9781925936728
Publisher Magabala Books, 2020
Jipyiliya Nampijinpa O'Keefe, Maureen & Booth, Christina (ill)
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69152
Mummies are amazing
Mummies do many amazing things. Find out what they can do and what they are good at.
ISBN 9780734411082
Publisher Lothian Books, 2009
Hoy, Catriona & White, Annie
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28325
Murgatroyd's garden
Murgatroyd really, really hated having his hair washed. When his parents tried, Murgatroyd's screams were so loud that they could be heard by everyone, everywhere. So, his parents stopped washing his hair. Murgatroyd smiled, quiet descended and a magnificent garden began to grow on his head.
ISBN 9781921720529
Publisher Walker Books, 2011
Zavos, Judy & Zak, Drahos (ill)
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20774
My amazing Dad
Dad isn't very handy around the house but he's brilliant at turning the everyday into something exciting.
ISBN 9781921894862
Publisher Little Hare Books, 2015
Kwaymullina, Ezekiel & Jellett, Tom (ill)
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15429
My bedtime book of favourite princess stories
Four classic fairytales including Cinderella, The Little Mermaid, The Frog Prince and Sleeping Beauty. Large text with beautifully embroidered picture clues.
ISBN 9780312494339
Publisher St Martin's, 2005
Rupnik, Louise
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12428
My cat Maisie
Andrew doesn't have anyone to play with. The dog next door is too rough. When a scruffy, ginger cat arrives at his house, Andrew learns how to be gentle with her.
ISBN 9780140542370
Publisher Puffin Australia, 1990
Allen, Pamela
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12020
My dad
In this lovingly told story, a son proudly describes and exaggerates his father's accomplishments.
ISBN 9780385602907
Publisher Transworld, 2002
Browne, Anthony
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4067
My Dad is a giraffe
If your Mum and Dad were animals, I wonder what they would be.
ISBN 9781743625941
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2015
King, Stephen Michael
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11778
My dad's a wrestler
A young boy is the number one fan of his Dad who is a storeman by day, and a keen but unsuccessful wrestler by night. Known as The Percolator, Dad is far from pretty but, to his son, Dad is a hero just like those in the Greek myths he learns about at school.
ISBN 9780734410603
Publisher Lothian Books, 2009
Zurbo, Matt & Gorissen, Dean (ill)
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11999
My dog's a scaredy cat
Stanley is scared of everything - big dogs, little dogs, cars, water, butterflies and even cats.
ISBN 9780207198199
Publisher Angus & Robertson (HarperCollins), 2001
Ball, Duncan & Smith, Craig (ill)
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19971
My friend Ernest
It's the first day of school and Oscar is trying hard to be brave. Oscar's mum feels sure he will make lots of friends. But, Oscar isn't so sure, particularly when Ernest the dragon seems so mean and scary.
ISBN 9781460750537
Publisher Angus & Robertson (HarperCollins), 2016
Allen, Emma & Sommerville, Hannah (ill)
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616971
My friend Fred
My friend Fred eats dog food for breakfast. I think dog food is disgusting. My friend Fred howls at the moon. I don't know why. He does a lot of funny things. But even though we are different, Fred is my best friend.
ISBN 9781760290948
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2019
Watts, Frances & Yi, A. (ill)
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59903
My friend is sad
Gerald is careful, Piggie is not. Piggie cannot help smiling, Gerald can. Gerald worries so that Piggie does not have to. Gerald and Piggie are best friends and when Gerald is sad, Piggie can't be happy and wants to make everything alright again.
ISBN 9781406314687
Series Elephant & Piggie series (21 books)
Publisher Walker Books, 2007
Willems, Mo
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18389
My grandad marches on Anzac Day
Anzac day and it's significance as seen through the eyes of a young girl. She goes to the pre-dawn Anzac Day service with her father where they watch her grandad march in the parade.
ISBN 9780734408457
Publisher Thomas C Lothian Pty Ltd, 2005
Hoy, Catriona & Johnson, Benjamin (ill)
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10120
My grandma lived in Gooligulch
Grandma's adventures romp along in rollicking, rhyming verse with bright illustrations of Australian animals, especially birds.
ISBN 9780734304506
Publisher Penguin, 2002
Base, Graeme
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2935
My happy sad mummy
Sometimes, Mummy has happy days, other days can be sad days. Sometimes, Mum is so sad, she has to go to hospital.
ISBN 9780987358592
Publisher JoJo Publishing, 2015
Vasiliu, Michelle & Masciullo, Lucia (ill)
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59437
My hippopotamus is on our caravan roof getting sunburnt
The world famous hippo returns for a seaside holiday with the family. And what does our imaginary hippo pack in his overnight bag? Cake, of course!
ISBN 9780143501381
Series There's a hippopotamus series (6 books)
Publisher Penguin, 2006
Edwards, Hazel & Niland, Deborah (ill)
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15029
My mum
My mum is skilled in many areas. I love her and know that she will always love me.
ISBN 9780385608213
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2005
Browne, Anthony
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569244
My Mum is a magician
Some mums gulp green tea, with bitter barley blends. But my mum is a magician, her cup of coffee never ends. All mums are different. But what if your mum was really different? What if your mum was a magician?
ISBN 9780702259944
Publisher University of Queensland Press, 2018
Young, Damon & Carnavas, Peter (ill)
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2051
My nanna is a ninja
Some nannas dress in pink when they jog around the track. But, my nanna is a ninja, so she dresses up in black.
ISBN 9780702250095
Publisher University of Queensland Press, 2014
Young, Damon & Carnavas, Peter (ill)
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921
My new friend is so fun
Gerald is careful. Piggie is not. Piggie cannot help smiling. Gerald can. Gerald worries so that Piggie does not have to. Gerald and Piggie are best friends. Piggie has found a new friend. But, Gerald isn't sure that he wants to share.
ISBN 9781423179580
Series Elephant & Piggie series (21 books)
Publisher Disney Press, 2014
Willems, Mo
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2936
My pop is a pirate
Some pops drive big trucks over hills of rock and sand. But, my pop is a pirate and he steers his ship on sharky seas.
ISBN 9780702253614
Publisher University of Queensland Press, 2015
Young, Damon & Carnavas, Peter (ill)
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641207
My real friend
It's not easy being imaginary... Rupert isn't real, but he has a real friend, William. They both love sport, painting and music and have amazing adventures together in William's imagination. But why can't they have the adventures that Rupert wants? And what will happen if William no longer wants an imaginary friend?
ISBN 9780733334894
Publisher ABC Books, 2019
Hunt, David & Masciullo, Lucia (ill)
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751246
My shadow is pink
Inspired by the author's own little boy, 'Shadow's' main character likes princesses, fairies and things 'not for boys'...he soon learns (through the support of his dad) that everyone has a shadow that they sometimes feel they need to hide.
ISBN 9780648728757
Publisher Larrikin House, 2020
Stuart, Scott
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5627
My sister
Who looks just like you and is your mummy's too? A heart warming picture book showing the special relationship between sisters.
ISBN 9781925594041
Publisher New Frontier Publishing, 2018
Young, Joanna
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5084
My sister is a superhero
Some sisters sprint in shorts as they twist and twirl their kites. But, my sister is a superhero, she wears undies over tights.
ISBN 9780702253928
Publisher University of Queensland Press, 2016
Young, Damon & Carnavas, Peter (ill)
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41483
My sister is an alien
Alfie is crazy about space. His favourite things are aliens, rockets and the moon, in that exact order. He doesn't really think much about anything else, until his new baby sister comes along. Then, Alfie notices that she looks a bit funny, she talks funny and she sometimes smells funny. He thinks his new sister is an alien who must be returned to the moon.
ISBN 9780141502656
Publisher Penguin Books Ltd, UK, 2010
Bright, Rachel
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8760
My sister Olive
A younger sister looks up in awe to her older sister, Olive, marvelling that she is the best in the world at nearly everything. But, Olive knows that her younger sister is also the best at something.
ISBN 9781921272882
Publisher Little Hare Books, 2010
Russell, Paula & Chapman, Gaye (ill)
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751157
My summer with Grandad
Eric loves spending the summer holidays with his grandad. This year was going to be really special because Eric was going to learn how to work on his Grandad's fishing boat. But Eric was not a good fisherman. His grandad gave him a special job of Chief Seagull 'Shoo-er'. Eric was good at his new job until he found a baby seagull trapped in a fishing net. Eric and his Grandad rescue the little seagull and take care of him. Eric called his new friend Beaky and took special care of him until it was time for Beaky to fly away. It was the right thing to do but how could Eric say goodbye to his new friend? It seems Beaky had another idea. Read the story and find out.
ISBN 9781922326140
Publisher New Frontier Publishing, 2020
Tinn-Dinsbury, Tom
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12219
My very first Mother Goose
A picture book for children who are learning to read. A collection of quirky, sly, sweet, gentle, rollicking and silly rhymes of childhood with charming illustrations.
ISBN 9780744568677
Publisher Walker Books, 2001
Opie, Iona (ed) & Wells, Rosemary (ill)
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15513
Nan and dad and me at the zoo
A young boy spends the day at the zoo with his father and grandmother. Photographs support the text and provide lots of additional information about Taronga Zoo and some of its inhabitants.
ISBN 9780975064146
Publisher Indij Readers, 2004
Russelly, Dylan & McDougall, Wendy (phot)
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2859
Nannie loves
Nannie lives on a farm with rolling hills, a muddy creek and lots of animals. Nannie loves her farm and all her animals. But, what Nannie loves most is when her family comes to stay.
ISBN 9781921504839
Publisher Working Title Press, 2016
Dunstan, Kylie
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5595
Nature's lullaby fills the night
Spiders spin their silky treads to the tune of raindrops, and crickets put on a chirping concert. Flower petals curl up for the night as willow branches dance in the breeze. Sleepy little fishes swim through starlit waters, and a stately stallion nuzzles its yearlings by its side. From land, to sky, to sea...this is how nature wishes you goodnight.
ISBN 9781454921394
Publisher Sterling Publishing Co, 2018
Leone, Dee & Engel, Bali (ill)
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20942
Never ever before
In the drifting, swirling land of small, Big is born. Big stands solid, strong and predictable until the day a breeze, bigger than never ever before, begins to blow.
ISBN 9781741694666
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2009
King, Stephen Michael
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15438
New room for William, A
William has to move to a new house. He has misgivings about settling into his new room without his familiar surroundings. Little by little his new room becomes perfect.
ISBN 9780747544890
Publisher Bloomsbury, 2000
Grindley, Sally
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12159
New shoes, My
For young children, buying new shoes can be fun but it can also be overwhelming. Adults sharing this picture book with children, can discuss common childhood experiences and relationships.
ISBN 9780749634926
Publisher Watts, 2000
Bruce, Lisa
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4553
Newspaper hats
Grandpa can remember many things from long ago but he has trouble remembering Georgie. Together, they stroll through Grandpa's memories of tadpoles in tins, summer rain and sticky honey on bread, until they both rediscover their love of making newspaper hats.
ISBN 9781743622544
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2015
Cummings, Phil & Swan, Owen (ill)
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41017
Night garden, The
When the moon rises, Sally and her cat go into the night garden. The garden is transformed into a place of magic and adventure as they go past twisted shapes and creatures.
ISBN 9780733318306
Publisher ABC Books, 2007
Hurst, Elise
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5528
Night walk
A family camping holiday opens into a new world when a boy takes a night walk and discovers the animals that wake when we are asleep.
ISBN 9780994384171
Publisher Berbay Publishing, 2018
Binks, Alison
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9033
Nighty night
All the mums and dads in the barnyard want to put their babies to bed but their naughty babies are up to very tricky tricks.
ISBN 9780733305900
Publisher ABC Books, 2000
Wild, Margaret & Argent, Kerry
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44558
Niko draws a feeling
Niko loves drawing his world, the energetic ring-a-ling of the ice cream truck, the bright and warm of sun on his face. But no one appreciates his abstract art. Finally, a new neighbour sees the world in the same way as Niko, leading the young artist to create a new illustration that reflects the act of making a new friend.
ISBN 9781467798433
Publisher Carolrhoda Books, 2017
Raczka, Bob & Shin, Simone (ill)
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15049
Nina Rose's toes
When Nina Rose disobeys her ballet teacher and mother and continues to dance on her toes, she is unable to dance in the annual Christmas concert. Nina Rose learns a lesson the hard way.
ISBN 9780975207611
Publisher Sassey Pty Ltd, 2004
Wise, Sandra & Linton, Lina (ill)
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21498
No kind of superman
Dad doesn't always get the small things right. But, then, it's not always the small things that matter. When it comes to the big things, well, Dad has his own brand of superpowers to call on.
ISBN 9781921136771
Publisher Windy Hollow Books, 2011
Parker, Danny & Ottley, Matt (ill)
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7545
No place like home
Big Jim, the old horse, knows that the best thing about going away is coming home. Every summer, Big Jim pulls the caravan that takes Max and his family around the countryside to perform their acrobatics and magic theatre show.
ISBN 9780733613234
Publisher Hodder Headline Australia Pty Ltd, 2001
Thompson, Collin & Pignataro, Anna (ill)
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12862
Noah's boat
This Noah lives in Australia. When a voice in his head tells him he should build a boat, he tries to ignore it but, eventually, gives in. The animals start to give him advice so it doesn't turn out exactly as expected, but that's not a bad thing.
ISBN 9780734404596
Publisher Thomas C Lothian Pty Ltd, 2003
Elliott, Louise
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21790
Noah's garden
Noah and his family are living in The Children's Hospital because his new sister, Jessica, was born with a serious medical condition. Normal family life is suspended indefinitely for Noah and he spends his days in the hospital garden, creating an imaginary world, longing for the day when Jess can join him.
ISBN 9781921150159
Publisher Walker Books Australia Pty Ltd, 2010
Johnson, Mo & Josse, Annabelle (ill)
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3935
Nog and the land of noses
Nog is the only one in town who doesn't have a nose that does anything useful. His family and friends have noses that can do all sorts of things, sniff out a bargain, play music and even catch fish. But, all Nog can do is catch a cold. Grandma has always said Nog has a nose for trouble but no-one knows what she means until, one day, Nog's nose gets itchy.
ISBN 9781741698091
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2011
Whatley, Bruce
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12076
Noisy Nora
Noisy Nora has trouble being the middle mouse-child. No one in the family has time for Nora so she does the thing she does very well that her family can't ignore. She makes noise. Nora is noisy. She slams windows, upsets furniture and bangs doors.
ISBN 9780140567281
Publisher Scholastic US, 1973
Wells, Rosemary
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24908
Nonna's gnocchi
Nonna is Sofia's grandmother, and today she is teaching her granddaughter how to make gnocchi, and telling her also how she learnt from her mother. This is a story of passing our traditions, stories and recipes on in families - complete with a gnocchi recipe.
ISBN 9780992479503
Publisher Little People Publishing, 2014
Huntley, Rebecca & Tor, Ilona (ill)
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12196
Nonsense nursery rhymes
A quirky mix of traditional and modern rhymes, arranged in alphabetical order in picture book format. Rhymes, without illustrations, are also organised alphabetically in the back of the book.
ISBN 9780199104789
Publisher Oxford University Press, 1997
Edwards, Richard & Fisher, Chris (ill)
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10612
Nora: the girl who ate and ate
Nora Fatima Buffet is greedy. One night, when she is sent to bed without any supper, Nora decides to make her own sandwich, using whatever she can find. But, this time Nora's bitten off more than she can chew.
ISBN 9781849390514
Publisher Andersen Press Ltd, 2011
Weale, Andrew & Cort, Ben (ill)
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4542
Norris, the bear who shared
Norris just loves plorringes. When he spots one ripening in the afternoon sun, Norris sits back and waits patiently for the fruit to drop from the tree into his paws. But, Norris isn't the only one who adores plorringes. Pesky Tulip and Violet also love them and they can't wait for the one in the tree to ripen. It will be interesting to see who can get their paws on the delicious fruit first.
ISBN 9781846163081
Publisher Orchard Books, 2010
Rayner, Catherine
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5292
Norton and alpha
Battered wheels, rusty cogs, broken springs - Norton and Alpha find them all and always find a use for them. Then, one ordinary Tuesday, they find something completely unlike anything they've ever found before. What is IT? And what does IT do?
ISBN 9781471145766
Publisher Simon & Schuster, 2017
Litten, Kristyna
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750942
Norton and the bear
Being different is important to Norton. He wants to be unique but what can he do when Bear wants to look just like him. Every time he tries to make himself different Bear copies him. Norton finally yells at Bear to stop. He realises he has hurt Bear's feelings and decides to say sorry. But what happens when he sees Bear wearing a new cape? Norton really, really likes Bear's cape and wants one for himself!
ISBN 9780648785132
Publisher Berbay Publishing, 2020
Evans, Gabriel
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12152
Not now Bernard
Bernard's parents are so busy and pay so little attention to him that they don't even realise when a monster moves in and takes his place.
ISBN 9780099240501
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 1988
McKee, David
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751144
Not so scary bear
Every day Scary Bear roams the forest looking for animals to scare. Every night he roars so loudly even the leaves on the trees shake. But looks can be deceiving. Scary Bear is lonely. He dreams up a plan to find a friend.
ISBN 9781922081728
Publisher Windy Hollow Books, 2018
Waters, Ruth
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8840
Not so small after all
Lilly is the smallest in her class. She wishes she was taller so that her classmates wouldn't tease her. Then, something happens which helps Lilly realise that it doesn't matter how tall you are, it's how big you are inside that counts.
ISBN 9780864617095
Publisher Koala Books, 2008
Messina, Lilli
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22028
Nothing
Lila's lively imagination means she's always busy, wrestling an octopus, racing along in a winged chariot or flying with birds over a noisy jungle. But, Mummy and Grandpa have a plan to join Lila in her play world.
ISBN 9781408873366
Publisher Bloomsbury, 2016
Ismail, Yasmeen
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501
Now one foot, now the other
Grandpa teaches little Bobby how to walk and Bobby returns the favour when Grandpa has a stroke.
ISBN 9780399242595
Publisher Putnam, 2005
dePaola, Tomie
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20900
Number one Aussie alphabet book, The
Trace and sound out the alphabet with some familiar, and not so familiar, Australian animals.
ISBN 9781742031477
Publisher Black Dog Books, 2010
McKenzie, Heath
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21217
Ocean lullaby
Ocean babies in the deep, waves are rocking them to sleep. Listen as the deep sea sighs, that's the ocean's lullaby.
ISBN 9781742769110
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2018
Odgers, Sally & Stewart, Lisa
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8228
Odd bird out
Robert is different to the other ravens. He doesn't act like the other ravens and he looks different. How will he cope with being odd bird out.
ISBN 9781877467097
Publisher Gecko Press, 2008
Bransch, Helga
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5051
Oh, Albert
When no one is around, Albert can't help getting into mischief. But, one day, he goes too far. Oh, Albert.
ISBN 9780670078608
Publisher Penguin Books Australia, 2016
Bell, Davina & Acton, Sara (ill)
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8497
Old dog
The young pups don't want to visit Grandpa. They think that he's boring and only wants to talk about the olden days. They don't believe that he was ever young or had fun. But, Grandpa still has a few tricks up his sleeve.
ISBN 9781842706978
Publisher Andersen Press Ltd, 2008
Willis, Jeanne & Ross, Tony (ill)
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6353
Old friends, new friends
A brand-new school year! I can't wait! Hang on, none of my old friends are in my new class!
ISBN 9780733338137
Publisher ABC Books, 2018
Daddo, Andrew & Bentley, Jonathan (ill)
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12079
Old pig
After a life-time of sharing how to do things, Grandmother Pig prepares her grand-daughter for the inevitable, sad day she will no longer be with her. The event is foreshadowed in a sensitive way.
ISBN 9781741757064
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 1997
Wild, Margaret & Brooks, Ron (ill)
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12479
Old steam train, The
Poppy, Sam and Mrs Boots help to restore Apple Tree Station and enjoy seeing its steam train run again. The book comes with a great map of the Apple Tree line.
ISBN 9780746033364
Publisher Usborne Publishing Ltd, 1999
Amery, Heather & Cartwright, Stephen(ill)
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4238
Old woman who loved to read, The
The old woman thought she would have plenty of time to read when she moved to the country. Unfortunately, there is always something to do.
ISBN 9781865048055
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2004
Winch, John
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4894
Oliver and George
Oliver is ready to play, but George the bear is busy. Oliver tries to get George's attention, but what happens when a boy bothers a bear too many times.
ISBN 9781925059083
Publisher New Frontier Publishing, 2014
Carnavas, Peter
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12397
Oliver's egg
Oliver believes his chook is going to lay the biggest egg ever. But, the other chooks start laying and Oliver is still waiting. Oliver wonders if his chook will ever lay an egg.
ISBN 9780143300250
Series Aussie nibbles (51 books)
Publisher Penguin, 2003
Costain, Meredith & Power, Margaret (ill)
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12261
Olivia and the missing toy
When her best toy mysteriously disappears, Olivia, the feisty piglet, is determined to find out who is responsible.
ISBN 9780689852916
Publisher Simon & Schuster, 2003
Falconer, Ian
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32284
Olivia's voice
Listen. Silence. Love, words, friendship and colour need no sound. My name is Olivia and this is my world.
ISBN 9781925227192
Publisher MidnightSun Publishing, 2017
Lucas, Mike & Harrison, Jennifer (ill)
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29824
Ollie's treasure
When Ollie's grandmother sends him a letter with a treasure map, he's so excited! What could his treasure be? The latest toy? That game he's wanted forever? But this treasure is something completely different. Join Ollie as he goes on a rather unexpected adventure and discovers that if we only pay attention to what's around us, the greatest treasure of all is actually with us all the time.
ISBN 9781925335422
Publisher EK Books, 2017
Jenkins, Lynn & Lonergan, Kirrili (ill)
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14993
Olly and me
Beautifully illustrated collection of sophisticated poetry for the very young. Mum's birthday, Saturday shopping, fireworks and water play are all captured in blank verse.
ISBN 9781844285259
Publisher Walker Books, 2004
Hughes, Shirley
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21180
Oma's buttons
Ruthie loves visiting her Oma. They always have lots of fun together. One day Ruthie finds a pretty tin while playing hide and seek at her Oma's house. It's full of Oma's beautiful 'memory buttons'. Each button reminds Oma of a special person in her life and a story to share with Ruthie. And of course Ruthie must have a memory button of her own!
ISBN 9780143786573
Publisher Penguin Books Australia, 2018
Ingram, Tania & Harrison, Jennifer
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1232
On the day you were born
A proud father shows his new baby the wonderful new world to which it now belongs - the smells, the sounds, the colours and the inhabitants are all introduced to the new child. The illustrations reinforce the atmosphere of love, pride and home.
ISBN 9781741147544
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2013
Wild, Margaret & Brooks, Ron (ill)
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12167
On the way home
Claire sets off on her way home to show her mum her bad knee. On the way, she tells her story to lots of friends.
ISBN 9780333375723
Publisher MacMillan, 2000
Murphy, Jill
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12064
Once there were giants
To the baby in the house, Mum and Dad and Jill and John and Uncle Tom are giants. But, little by little, that baby grows up, until she becomes a giant too.
ISBN 9780744578362
Publisher Walker Books, 2001
Waddell, Martin & Dale, Penny (ill)
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15338
Once upon a golden apple
Daddy tries out all sorts of alternative storylines in his fairytale but the children object to all but the most predictable. Delightfully, the story is even more important than the food.
ISBN 9780140541649
Publisher Penguin Books Canada, 1993
Little, Jean & de Vries, Maggie & Gilman, Phoebe (ill)
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15945
One blue sock
Theo Leo is an ordinary boy in many ways, he likes to jump, dig and collect things. In other ways, he is very different and this can lead to all sorts of wonderful discoveries.
ISBN 9781741660838
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2007
Ballou, Emily & King, Stephen Michael (ill)
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1053
One Sunday
Outside the wind blew, the trees groaned and the tiny wooden house creaked. Eeeeeek. Inside, a delicious roast dinner was cooking. The little old man was expecting visitors. The little old woman said no one would come. Who was right.
ISBN 9780670077656
Publisher Viking Children's, 2014
Allen, Pamela
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15341
One ted falls out of bed
Ted is taken on an adventure after falling out of bed and not being able to get back in.
ISBN 9780333947814
Publisher MacMillan, 2004
Topics / K-2 Numeracy /
Donaldson, Julia & Currey, Anna (ill)
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63313
One to ten and back again
Best friends, Nick and Sue, go on a counting journey to ten and back again.
ISBN 9780140567861
Publisher Penguin Books Australia, 2005
Topics / K-2 Numeracy /
Sharratt, Nick & Heap, Sue
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587898
One tree
One tall tree on the mountain once marked Grandfather's farm. Now there is a busy city and Grandfather lives with us in our apartment. Once he told stories but now he stays silent. Until one day, in the city market, I find something precious ...something that brings Grandfather's memories alive again.
ISBN 9780143786733
Publisher Penguin Books Australia, 2019
Cheng, Christopher & Whatley, Bruce (ill)
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12093
Orchard book of nursery stories, The
Large print and plenty of attractive illustrations in this perfect introduction to traditional stories like Goldilocks and Henny Penny. Fifteen favourite, traditional stories are retold for the very young.
ISBN 9781843626930
Publisher Orchard Books, 1993
Windham, Sophie
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7862
Oscar and the moth: a book about light and dark
Oscar is a curious kitten and one evening as he watches the sunset, he is full of questions about light and dark. The little moth nearby helps with all the answers.
ISBN 9781844287383
Series Start with science series (5 books)
Publisher Walker Books, 2007
Waring, Geoff
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14991
Oscar's half birthday
A family and community celebrate Oscar's half birthday. A story of love and celebration.
ISBN 9781844280292
Publisher Walker Books, 2005
Graham, Bob
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751172
Other brother, The
Jayden James thought his family was perfect - until last Wednesday when Mitchell David arrived. Now the car's too small, picnics are ruined and no one's paying attention to Jayden anymore. Jayden knows something needs to be done. And he's the only one who can do it! A gentle story about acceptance, belonging and what it means to be family.
ISBN 9781925563689
Publisher Wombat Books, 2020
Jaye, Penny & Cooper Smith, Heidi
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Our dog
Our dog is not the best-behaved dog in the world. Our dog jumps in puddles and mud when we go for walks. We try to wash and dry our dog, but our dog just won't stay clean.
ISBN 9780744531794
Publisher Walker Books, 2001
Oxenbury, Helen
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Our dog Benji
Benji will eat anything. From ice cream to insects, he's eager to try it all! His young owner isn't quite so adventurous. But perhaps Benji can inspire him to be a little less fussy.
ISBN 9781925335330
Publisher EK Books, 2017
Carter, Pete & Henderson, James (ill)
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Our granny
This granny has a wobbly bottom, marches at demonstrations and is full of kisses for the grandchildren with whom she lives. Other grannies are compared to this one. Most children will find a granny that appeals to them.
ISBN 9781862913509
Publisher Omnibus Books, 1997
Wild, Margaret & Vivas, Julie (ill)
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Our little inventor
Far from Nell's home in the countryside, the Big city is growing more polluted every day - and Nell has a brilliant mind and an ingenious invention. She sets off on the long journey, only to find that the problem is far worse than she'd imagined. But Nell is determined to succeed.
ISBN 9781760523565
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2019
Ng, Sher Rill
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Our love grows
Pip is an adorable, roly-poly little panda, who is playful and curious. Mama explains to him how he will grow, just like the world around them.
ISBN 9781743626269
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2015
Pignataro, Anna
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Our tree named Steve
A family moves into their new house. As they grow older, the one constant is 'Steve', a massive tree in their backyard sharing their lives, their ups and downs.
ISBN 9780399237225
Publisher Penguin USA, 2005
Zweibel, Alan & Catrow, David (ill)
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Out
I'm called an asylum seeker but that's not my name. A little girl and her mother have fled their homeland, making the long and treacherous journey by boat to seek asylum and a new beginning.
ISBN 9781743629000
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2016
George, Angela May & Swan, Owen (ill)
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Out and about
A collection of beautifully illustrated blank verse for the very young exploring nature - mud, water, fire, mist and wind - and a child's feelings. Double-page illustrations will delight children who love detail.
ISBN 9781844284733
Publisher Walker Books, 2005
Hughes, Shirley
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Out of nowhere
Beetle and Caterpillar are best friends. Every day, they sit together on a big rock, sharing a picnic and looking out over the forest. But one day, Caterpillar goes missing and, try as he might, Beetle cannot find her. Just as he is about to give up hope, a very friendly (and rather familiar) butterfly appears out of nowhere. Can it be his friend? She might look different but she is still just the same and they are together again, at last.
ISBN 9781788008389
Publisher Nosy Crow Ltd, 2020
Naylor-Ballesteros, Chris
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Owl at school
Meg sends Owl to school for the first time and he has to learn some very unusual lessons.
ISBN 9780140568875
Publisher Puffin UK, 2002
Nicoll, Helen & Pienkowski, Jan (ill)
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Owl babies
The story of three baby owls who wake up one night in their hole in the tree to find that their mother has gone. They sit on the branch and wait, wondering when she will return.
ISBN 9780744563139
Publisher Walker Books, 1998
Waddell, Martin & Benson, Patrick (ill)
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Painted ponies, The
Matilda loves staying at Grandma Lucky's, riding Luna in the front paddock and playing with the painted ponies in their carved wooden wagon. The gold palomino, the chestnut, the bay, the pinto, the brown and the dappley grey. One day, Lucky tells Matilda about when she was a little girl and the real ponies were her friends...
ISBN 9781741758894
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2019
Lester, Alison
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Papa Sky
Papa Sky sits where earth meets sky, until one night the wind blows him down, down, down through the cloud forest, where he lands with a bump. What will happen next? Who will help him?
ISBN 9781925227291
Publisher MidnightSun Publishing, 2017
Heinrich, Sally & Jolly, Jane (ill)
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Papa, please get the moon for me
A little girl, Monica, sees the moon from her bedroom window and wants to play with it. Her father sets out to bring it to her - it isn't easy to climb to the moon.
ISBN 9780689829598
Publisher Simon & Schuster, 1999
Carle, Eric
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Passing on
A boy shares a very special bond with his grandma and his life changes when she dies. The book shows how he deals with his grief, how he can think lovingly about the people who have died and pass on memories and feelings.
ISBN 9780091840839
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2001
Dumbleton, Mike & Denton, Terry (ill)
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Patch and Ruby
Patch the pony is lonely. Sometimes it feels as if he doesn't quite fit in on the farm. But one day something happens that changes his life forever.
ISBN 9781925335224
Publisher EK Books, 2016
Jones, Anouska & Jones, Gwynneth (ill)
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Patch from scratch, A
Jesse and Lewis want to grow their own fruit and vegies, just like people do on a farm. They're going to dig and build, plant and grow, and when they're finished they're going to have a feast!
ISBN 9780670078295
Publisher Penguin Books Australia, 2016
Forward, Megan
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Patchwork bike, The
When you live in a village at the edge of the no-go desert, you need to make your own fun. That's when you and your brothers get inventive and build a bike from scratch, using everyday items like an old milk pot and a used flour sack. You can even make a number plate from bark, if you want. The end result is a spectacular bike, perfect for going bumpetty bump over sand hills, past your fed-up mum and right through your mud-for-walls home.
ISBN 9780734416681
Publisher Hachette Children's Books, 2016
Beneba Clarke, Maxine & Rudd, Van T (ill)
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Patience
I waited and waited patiently for something I wanted desperately.
ISBN 9781921632587
Series The invisible tree series (5 books)
Publisher Wombat Books, 2014
Lowe, Kirrily & Smith, Henry (ill)
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Patricia
Patricia's head was filled with wonderful, amazing thoughts. All she needed was someone to share them with.
ISBN 9781865049380
Publisher Scho