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F-22 Raptor
Packed with statistics, photos and diagrams, F-22 Raptor will explain the weapon capabilities of the F-22, how it can evade radar, and travel at supersonic speed.
ISBN 9780716634270
Series World Book Bolt series (3 books)
Publisher World Book, 2019
Cooley Peterson, Megan
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F-35 Lightning II
BOLT encourages a wide variety of students, including reluctant readers, by providing them with books featuring appealing topics and carefully prepared text. Innovative infographics and attention-commanding photography draw in young readers. Packed with dynamic photos, charts, diagrams, fun facts, and infographics, BOLT's attention-grabbing titles are sure to have your readers coming back for more.
ISBN 9780716634287
Series World Book Bolt series (3 books)
Publisher World Book, 2018
Topics / K-2 Non-fiction /
Cooley Peterson, Megan
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Fabulous fishes
Vibrantly coloured fish burst from some pages, while others dare you to see past their camouflage.
ISBN 9781921504556
Publisher Working Title Press, 2013
Stockdale, Susan
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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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Fabulous frogs
Find out about the variety of frogs around the world, including the mighty West African Goliath frog, the colourful South American Poison Arrow frog and the south-east Asian Flying frog. The author, a conservationist biologist, includes the humble frog in your garden pond.
ISBN 9781406357417
Publisher Walker Books, 2015
Jenkins, Martin & Hopgood, Tim (ill)
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Fairytale cake, The
A cheerful rhyme about preparing, decorating and delivering a huge birthday cake.
ISBN 9781904442691
Publisher The Chicken House, 2005
Langley, Jonathan
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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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Family tree
It started with a seed, and that seed was me. And, over time, laughter filled my garden ... A heartfelt celebration of family, community and the seasons of life, to cherish and to share.
ISBN 9781761126307
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2020
Pyke, Josh & Ghosh, Ronojoy (ill)
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Family, all that you dream it to be
A girl and her mum ride their bikes through their neighbourhood and tell all about the many people and the different families living their. Though these families are all a little different, the love between members is common to all.
ISBN 9780733341748
Publisher ABC Books, 2022
Stephen, Byll & Stephen, Beth & Howe, Simon (ill)
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Fancy that
The noises and the sounds from the fowl yard can be heard for miles around. Little red hen has a secret that makes her the star of the barnyard.
ISBN 9780140509717
Publisher Penguin, 1998
Allen, Pamela
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Find out about animals, crops and machines up close. Watch the farmer hard at work in the changing seasons.
ISBN 9781407131498
Publisher Scholastic US, 2012
Arlon, Penelope & Gordon-Harris, Tory
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Farm animals (Watch me grow)
Many interesting facts about farm animals and their life cycles. Easy to read with photographic illustrations.
ISBN 9781405310338
Series Watch me grow series (13 books)
Publisher Dorling Kindersley, 2005
Dorling Kindersley
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Farmer duck
One little duck does all the work while the lazy old farmer stays in bed all day. The other farm animals decide to take action.
ISBN 9781564025968
Publisher Candlewick Press, 1996
Waddell, Martin & Oxenbury, Helen (ill)
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Farmer Fred's cow
On Farmer Fred's farm, there are four old animals - Cow, Horse, Pig and Donkey. They have never been anywhere beyond the farm. Then, on the night Cow dies, something extraordinary happens and, for the first time, they imagine life beyond the farm.
ISBN 9780733307638
Publisher ABC Books, 2004
Wild, Margaret
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Farmer in the dell, The
Sing along with this well-known nursery rhyme.
ISBN 9780859538862
Series Classic books with holes series (21 books)
Publisher Child's Play International Ltd, 2001
Adams, Pam (ill)
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Farmer's hat, The
The farmer loves his dreamy, schemey, tickly wishful hat but it blew off his head and is now lost. Follow the farmer around his farm as he tracks down his whirling, whooshing hat.
ISBN 9781862918351
Publisher Omnibus Books, 2010
Barnes, Kim L & Joyner, Andrew (ill)
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Farmyard cat in trouble, The
Find out who spilt the milk, chased the goats and scared the chickens. Everyone thinks the farmyard cat is up to her old tricks again but that might not be fair.
ISBN 9780868968896
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 1992
Anello, Christine & Thompson, Sharon (ill)
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Faster faster, nice and slow
Nick and Sue feature in parallel images showing opposites. Sometimes they are ideas and sometimes they are actions. They can be big and small or fast and slow.
ISBN 9780670894468
Publisher Penguin, 2005
Sharratt, Nick & Heap, Sue
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Fat Ferdie
Fat Ferdie is a scary beast because of what he likes to eat.
ISBN 9780670077168
Publisher Penguin, 2013
Allen, Pamela
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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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Father bear comes home
Little Bear's father is finally returning home from a long fishing trip. Four short stories about Little Bear, his friends and family.
ISBN 9780064440233
Publisher HarperTrophy, 1987
Minarik, Else Holmelund & Sendak, Maurice (ill)
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Faust's party
Faust's family go off to have a picnic leaving him to mind the house. Unfortunately, Faust has some unexpected and unwanted visitors. Faust decides to enlist his friends to help protect the family home, creating an even bigger problem.
ISBN 9780733613562
Publisher Hodder Headline Australia Pty Ltd, 2001
Ottley, Matt
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Fearless with Dad
A little boy's celebration of the endless, wonderful activities, adventures and possibilities he can have with his Dad.
ISBN 9781925059403
Publisher New Frontier Publishing, 2015
Brooke, Cori & Poli, Giuseppe (ill)
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Fearsome, frightening, ferocious box, The
Open the box if you dare, but danger lies within, beware.
ISBN 9780733328916
Publisher ABC Books, 2013
Watts, Frances & Legge, David (ill)
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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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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
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What you feel is who you are. Explore the world of emotions with this stunning peep-through book. The lyrical text and enchanting illustrations bring each emotion to life to help children understand the universal and unique nature of feelings.
ISBN 9781848575080
Publisher Little tiger press, 2016
Jones, Richard & Walden, Libby (ill)
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Felix feels better
Felix ate too much chocolate and now he doesn't feel very well. Just look at his eyes. His lovely mummy tries to find lots of ways to make him feel better but in the end it's off to Doctor Duck.
ISBN 9780744589269
Publisher Walker Books, 2001
Wells, Rosemary
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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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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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Ferocious wild beasts
Jack's Mum has told him that the forest is full of ferocious, wild beasts. But, when he gets lost in the forest, Jack meets lots of friendly creatures who become worried when he warns them to be careful of the ferocious, wild beasts in the forest.
ISBN 9780224083522
Publisher Random House Children's Books, 2009
Wormell, Chris
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Fidgety itch, The
A rhyming tale about a mouse that gets an itch that he can't scratch. See if you can find out what's causing the itch.
ISBN 9781869439675
Publisher Scholastic New Zealand, 2010
Davey, Lucy & Cowley, Katz (ill)
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Figaro and Rumba and the Crocodile Cafe
Figaro and Rumba are best friends. Figaro is a dog who loves to run like the wind. Rumba is a cat who once sang and danced in Cuba. When they catch the Very Fast Train that goes all the way to the beach, they meet a cunning crocodile with conga drums and an elegant satin waistcoat. Surely such a musical creature couldn't be a villain?
ISBN 9781742373119
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2012
Fienberg, Anna and King, Stephen Michael (ill)
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Find Spot at the library
It's fancy dress day at the library! Which book characters will Spot, Helen and Tom dress up as? Join Spot and his friends as they explore all the different corners and books in the library. Going to the library is an exciting first experience for toddlers, and Spot is no different - he loves reading! This brand new Spot adventure is full of unexpected lift-the-flap surprises and all the fun and humour that has made the original Where's Spot? a children's classic. A new series based on the key elements of the original Spot lift-the-flap titles, with bold, simple design and unexpected humour.
ISBN 9780241365694
Series Spot series (36 books)
Publisher Penguin Books Ltd, UK, 2019
Hill, Eric
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Find Spot at the museum
Spot, Mum and Tom can't wait to visit the museum. When Spot goes missing after being distracted by the gift shop, Tom and Mum search high and low, in some unexpected places, before finding him at last. This brand new Spot adventure is full of unexpected lift-the-flap surprises and all the fun and humour that has made the original Where's Spot? a children's classic. A new series based on the key elements of the original Spot lift-the-flap titles, with bold, simple design and unexpected humour.
ISBN 9780141373768
Series Spot series (36 books)
Publisher Penguin Books Ltd, UK, 2017
Hill, Eric
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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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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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Finn throws a fit
Finn usually likes peaches. But not today. Today, Finn doesn't like anything at all.
ISBN 9780763656041
Publisher Candlewick Press, 2011
Elliott, David & Ering, Timothy Basil (ill)
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Fire truck Santa
A Christmas tradition, all round this land, from the city to the country, from the bush to the sand, in a shiny red truck instead of a sleigh, Santa sets out on his jolly old way. But this fire truck has seen better days. It creaks and rattles and groans as Santa makes his rounds. It will take a miracle to get through Christmas Eve...
ISBN 9781760526894
Publisher Albert Street Books, 2021
McPickle, Nic & Eckstrom, Nathaniel (ill)
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Firefighters, The
Mrs Iverson and her class pretend to be firefighters, just like the real ones, then they meet genuine firefighters and climb aboard a real fire engine. What fun!
ISBN 9781921529498
Publisher Walker Books, 2010
Whiting, Sue & Rawlins, Donna (ill)
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Firefly forest
Discover the magic! There's more to this forest than some choose to see, this magical place can set your heart free. Follow the glow of the fireflies to an enchanted space inhabited by unseen creatures. Who do you think lives there? Fairies or gnomes or pixies?
ISBN 9781250122636
Publisher Pan MacMillan, 2018
Frampton, Robyn & Heath, Mike (ill)
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Fireman Sam: red alert
Norman learns a valuable lesson about how important it is not to be careless with drink bottles. Fireman Sam comes to the rescue after some misadventures himself, and shares his safety tips.
ISBN 9781405229340
Publisher Egmont Childrens, 2007
Egmont (pub)
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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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First book about the orchestra
Readers will enjoy discovering the magic of music by pressing the pages of this book to hear the orchestra come to life.
ISBN 9781409597667
Publisher Usborne Publishing Ltd, 2016
Taplin, Sam & Longcroft, Sean (ill)
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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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First day
A class of students from very different backgrounds are starting school. They're excited and a bit nervous, but they all get through in their own particular way. Alex's mum is going back to school again, too, and faces the same problems.
ISBN 9781760293918
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 1998
Wild, Margaret & Gamble, Kim (ill)
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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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First shapes in buildings
Features twelve buildings from around the world to show two and three-dimensional shapes such as the circle, square, rectangle, cube, pyramid and cylinder. This inventive book provides an introduction to finding shapes in real-life buildings and will inspire children to appreciate some of the world's great buildings.
ISBN 9781845076955
Publisher Frances Lincoln, 2009
Topics / K-2 Numeracy /
Lane, Penny Ann
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First the egg
This is a book about transformations, from egg to chicken, seed to flower and caterpillar to butterfly. But, it's also a book about creativity as paint becomes picture, word becomes story and commonplace becomes extraordinary.
ISBN 9781845079697
Publisher Frances Lincoln, 2009
Seeger, Laura Vaccaro
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First week at cow school
Marjorie, the cow, feels jolly proud when her daughter, Daisy, starts school. But, lessons aren't as easy as they seem. Daisy can't hoof paint or swat flies like the other cows, and cowpat training is a disaster. Yet, Marjorie soon discovers that Daisy has a surprising talent to make her stand out from the herd.
ISBN 9780007273386
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, UK, 2011
Cutbill, Andy & Ayto, Russell (ill)
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A little penguin goes looking for fish.
ISBN 9780994467812
Publisher Rabbit Books, 2017
Stadermann, Jane
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Fish (Marine life for young readers)
Very simple text with full page photographic illustrations that teach about fish. Contains a glossary and index.
ISBN 9780733912849
Series Marine life for young readers series (20 books)
Publisher Longman, 1999
Swartz, Stanley L & Yin, Robert (phot)
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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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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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Fishing trip, The
A wordless seafaring adventure about a chicken who would do anything for her family. Chicken, Fox and their soon-to-hatch egg are a happy family but there is nothing to eat. Chicken leaves the island to catch some food but the ocean is a dangerous place.
ISBN 9781877579240
Publisher Gecko Press, 2012
Rodriguez, Beatrice
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Five enormous dinosaurs
Five enormous dinosaurs, letting out a roar. One stomped away... and then there were four!
ISBN 9781786281777
Publisher Child's Play International Ltd, 2018
Bonner, Will (ill)
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Five little ducks
Count along as, one by one, the little ducks don't come back when their mother calls them.
ISBN 9780859539357
Series Classic books with holes series (21 books)
Publisher Child's Play International Ltd, 2002
Topics / K-2 Numeracy /
Ives, Penny (ill)
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Five little men in a flying saucer
When five little men from Outer Space come to visit Earth, they don't like what they see. Finding a spoiled and neglected planet, the little men fly away, one by one.
ISBN 9781904550303
Series Classic books with holes series (21 books)
Publisher Child's Play International Ltd, 2005
Crisp, Dan (ill)
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Five little owls
Five beautiful owls with moonlight in their eyes find several animals playing a game in their woods. The owls give their help to all, from the tiny, dusky field mice to the orange-bellied swamp frogs in this beautifully poetic, predictable story.
ISBN 9781921042553
Publisher New Frontier Publishing, 2007
Carthew, Mark & Goss, Mini (ill)
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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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Flight of the bumblebee
Bumblebee has no sense of direction and, when he flies, he can't land and bumps into things. Then, one of the bees suggests that Bumblebee practise his flying to music. While you read, listen to the CD of the Flight of the Bumblebee which accompanies the book.
ISBN 9781921042034
Publisher New Frontier Publishing, 2009
Edwards, Hazel & Goss, Mini (ill)
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Flip flap Spot
Who does Spot want to be today? A cowboy? A spaceman? A pirate? A tiger? Or maybe a mismatch of them all . . . Join Spot as he dresses up in lots of different fancy-dress outfits, from a goal-scoring wizard to a magical cowboy! This flip-flap book allows for a crazy array of silly and mismatched outfits, and is perfect for little hands to play with. This fantastically fun little book flips and flaps to create 100 different Spot outfits!
ISBN 9780141377445
Series Spot series (36 books)
Publisher Penguin Books Ltd, UK, 2017
Hill, Eric
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Flip-up fairy tales 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 Flip-up fairy tales series (28 books)
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Float or sink?
What happens if a ladybug lands on a stick in a creek? What if a flea or a fly land as well? Then a gnat and a slug or a greedy duck. What do you think? Float or sink? This humorous rhyming tale will keep you guessing until the end.
ISBN 9781925804621
Publisher Ford Street Publishing, 2021
Covark, Kylie & Plant, Andrew (ill)
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Flood, The
Mrs Farmer loves her animals and takes them all inside during the floods. They get into no end of mischief and enjoy themselves, so much so that when the water subsides they are loathe to leave. After a stint in their own domain Mrs Farmer invites them all back again.
ISBN 9781921136214
Publisher Windy Hollow Books, 2007
Gray, Nigel & Hurst, Elise (ill)
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Floof is floofy. Floof is very floofy. Floof is the floofiest. Floof is about to have a very busy day... A story to delight anyone who has ever loved a ridiculous furball.
ISBN 9781761180088
Publisher Fremantle Press, 2022
McKinnon, Heidi
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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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When Mae's family moves to a new home she wishes she could bring her garden with her. She'll miss the apple trees, the daffodils and the butterflies in the long, wavy grass. But there's no room for a garden in her new home, or so she thinks.
ISBN 9780670079414
Publisher Penguin Books Australia, 2017
Walker, Anna
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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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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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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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Flying optometrist, The
Stephanie stares up at the sky above her small town. When will the little red plane arrive? She hopes it isn't lost! Read the story to find out who's coming...and why!
ISBN 9780642279132
Publisher National Library of Australia, 2018
Anderton, Joanne, & Erasmus, Karen (ill)
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Flying orchestra, The
This whimsical, beautifully illustrated book explores the concept that there is a magical orchestra that performs the soundtrack of our lives, and is always there to highlight meaning in even the most mundane of moments, no matter the time or place.
ISBN 9780702237041
Publisher University of Queensland Press, 2010
McFadden, Clare
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Foggy, foggy forest, The
Innovative, picture book with ingenious, transparent pages inspiring the young listener to try to imagine what might be in the foggy, foggy forest from its intriguing shadow. Lots of familiar storybook characters are out in the dark woods today. Turn the page and see if your imagination is wilder than that of illustrator, Nick Sharratt.
ISBN 9781406303377
Publisher Walker Books, 2008
Sharratt, Nick
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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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Foothand, Elbownose
Max'ss foot is fed up and wants to be a hand instead - over puddles and prickles and being trod on every day - and Max, being ever so obliging, agrees. All is fine until the other body parts start putting in requests of their own, and when Max finds himself with not only a foothand but an elbownose, headbottom and a mouthear, he has no choice but to send the body parts back to where they belong. Which, as it happens, suits them.
ISBN 9781760502027
Publisher Hardie Grant Egmont, 2019
Thomas, Kiah & Brecon, Connah (ill)
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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 all creatures
This is a tribute to all the creatures of the world, the great and the small, the winged and the walking, the singing and the silent.
ISBN 9781921529818
Publisher Walker Books Australia Pty Ltd, 2011
Millard, Glenda & Cool, Rebecca (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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Forests (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 forests. Includes good information, a glossary of terms and an index.
ISBN 9780733924514
Series Habitats of the world series (10 books)
Publisher Pearson Education Australia, 2000
Ballance, Alison
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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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Found you, little wombat
Little Wombat is playing hide and seek with his friends. When it is his turn to seek out his friends, he becomes lost.
ISBN 9781862334243
Publisher Gullane Children's Books Ltd, 2003
McAllister, Angela
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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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Fox and Moonbeam
It is Victorian England and Gerard Fox winds clocks for the queen. His lowly status means he lives in a world forever surrounded by shadows. Mademoiselle Moonbeam Lapin is a famous ballerina. She lives in the golden glow of stage lights. When Moonbeam offers Fox her friendship, both of their worlds are transformed forever.
ISBN 9781925563009
Publisher Wombat Books, 2017
Darlison, Aleesah & Joy, Narelda
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Fox and the crow, The
Fox is very hungry and very cunning. When he sees Crow, with her beak full of tasty, yellow cheese, he works out how to persuade Crow to let it go. Retelling of an Aesop fable.
ISBN 9781409584834
Publisher Usborne Publishing Ltd, 2014
Dickins, Rosie (retell) & Martinez, Roco (ill)
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Fox and the Wild, The
Fred is a fox who was born in the city. It's smoky in the city, and noisy. One day, Fred hears about a place called the Wild. None of the other city animals think it exists, but Fred sets off to hunt for it. What is he going to find?
ISBN 9781760405274
Publisher The Five Mile Press Pty Ltd, 2016
McFarland, Clive
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Foxly's feast
Foxly's tummy is rumbling. He's looking for a fantastic feast and Foxly's on the hunt for things to include. He visits the farmyard, the fish pond and the rabbit's burrow. But, maybe, there's more to Foxly than meets the eye.
ISBN 9781921690594
Publisher Hardie Grant Egmont, 2010
Davey, Owen
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Foxy in love
Emily is making a Valentine's Day card and needs to be reminded about the things she loves, like hot chocolate with marshmallows. Foxy is happy to help, but sometimes makes mistakes.
ISBN 9780007483556
Publisher HarperCollins Children's Books, 2014
Dodd, Emma
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Frances 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 Frances series (7 books)
Hoban, Russell
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Frank's red hat
Frank is full of ideas. Some are good and some are not. Frank lives in a black and white world. But when Frank gets a colourful idea in and on his head, will a few nervous penguins stop him from sharing it?
ISBN 9781760654283
Publisher Walker Books, 2022
Avery, Sean E
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Frankie goes to Kindergarten
Frankie the puppy loves sharing his day at Kindergarten with the children. He has many friends and there are a lot of fun things to do. Then one day George the cat decides he wants to go too.
ISBN 9781925804676
Publisher Ford Street Publishing, 2021
Baxter, Peta & Hemmens, Connie & Gardner, Marjory (ill)
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Freda the free-range chook
Freda is bored with life in the henhouse. She wants to see the world and have adventures. So, she sneaks away from her hen friends and power-walks to the creek. Freda soon finds that life outside the farmyard can be a challenge but, because she is such a gifted chook, such a thinking chook, she manages to get out of trouble. That is, until Freda gets stuck.
ISBN 9780143306870
Series Aussie nibbles (51 books)
Publisher Penguin Books Australia, 2012
Metzenthen, David & Axelsen, Stephen (ill)
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Freddie and the fairy
Freddie is delighted when he meets a fairy who offers to grant his every wish. But Bessie-Belle can't hear very well, and all Freddie's wishes come out wrong. Whatever can they do?
ISBN 9780330511186
Publisher MacMillan, 2010
Donaldson, Julia & George, Karen (ill)
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Fredrik goes bananas
Fredrik Lotsie lives on Snowsmoke Island where the only thing to eat is fish. Fish for breakfast, fish for lunch, fish for dinner. But Fredrik has a terrible secret, he's sick of eating fish. He comes up with a plan to fix his fishy problem but, while he's hard at work, everyone else just thinks he's gone bananas.
ISBN 9781741691139
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2009
Firth, Melissa & Orsini, Cheryl
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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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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)
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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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Frizzle and me
This book is the gently humorous story of a growing family. It's a big deal when your family changes, but with plenty of love to go around, even the biggest changes can be wonderful.
ISBN 9781925804744
Publisher Ford Street Publishing, 2021
Royce, Ellie & McLean, Andrew (ill)
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Frog (Watch me grow)
Many interesting facts about frogs and their life cycles. Easy to read with photographs.
ISBN 9781405301619
Series Watch me grow series (13 books)
Publisher Dorling Kindersley, 2003
Dorling Kindersley
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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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Frog finds a place
Ever since moonlight shone down on him in his pond, Frog has wanted to live up with the Moon and the stars. He works hard to get there, but although he tries and tries, it's a long way for a little frog.
ISBN 9781742990231
Publisher Omnibus Books, 2015
Morgan, Sally & Kwaymullina, Ezekiel & Leffler, Dub (ill)
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Frog prince, The
A retelling of the much-loved fairy tale, with surprises under each lift-up flap.
ISBN 9781846430770
Series Flip-up fairy tales series (28 books)
Publisher Child's Play International Ltd, 2007
Stockham, Jess (ill)
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Frog who lost his underpants, The
Hopping through the jungle, this way, that way, Frog is in a frenzy, scattering the ants. Teddy's looking too now, this place, that place, will they ever find those jolly underpants.
ISBN 9781921977893
Publisher Walker Books, 2013
MacIver, Juliette & Chapman, Cat (ill)
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From chick to chicken
Chicks emerge from their eggs and grow fluffy down and then their first real wing feathers. The farmer and vet take a keen interest in the animals and the breeding process. Both free-range and confined chickens, egg layers and broilers are shown.
ISBN 9780739844274
Publisher Raintree, 2002
Powell, Jillian
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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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From piglet to pig
A sow gives birth to many tiny, squealing piglets. They grow quickly and are soon playing and searching for their own food in the soil. The book traces the life of the piglets as they grow and change into adults and explains how piglets are born.
ISBN 9780750238168
Publisher Hodder Headline Australia Pty Ltd, 2001
Powell, Jillian
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Full moon barnyard dance
The barnyard animals can't sleep. Deciding that a dance would be enjoyable, they line up two by two. As clouds cover the moon, the animals find it difficult to see their dancing partners. When the sky clears, the animals are dismayed.
ISBN 9780763618780
Publisher Candlewick Press, 2003
Schaefer, Carole Lexa & Davenier, Christine (ill)
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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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Funky chicken: A bushy tale of crocs and chooks
Funky chicken is deemed the most unique of all animals but croc takes a liking to him for all the wrong reasons.
ISBN 9780987450708
Publisher Funkybooks, 2013
Collin, Chris & Kitchin, Megan (ill)
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Funky chicken: Mission incrocible
What news has our friend Funky Chook in a flap? And why have his friends interrupted his nap? Strap yourself in for a tropical trek through the great Aussie outback. Join Funky Chicken with friends, old and new, in their wildest ride yet, out beyond Humpty Doo!
ISBN 9780994284655
Publisher Funkybooks, 2018
Collin, Chris & Kitchin, Megan (ill)
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