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Habitats of the world series
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Series Habitats of the world series (10 books)
Ballance, Alison
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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
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Hairy Maclary and Zachary Quack
Zachary Quack, a small and very determined duckling, sets out to play with a rather reluctant Hairy Maclary.
ISBN 9780733313202
Series Hairy Maclary and Friends series (20 books)
Publisher HarperCollins Australia, 2003
Dodd, Lynley
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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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Hairy Maclary scattercat
Hairy Maclary loves chasing things, particularly cats. Then, he meets his match.
ISBN 9780140505801
Series Hairy Maclary and Friends series (20 books)
Publisher Puffin UK, 1987
Dodd, Lynley
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Hairy Maclary's bone
Hairy Maclary is given a bone by his friend, the butcher, and he has to outsmart his good buddies, including Schnitzel von Krumm and Hercules Morse, so he can have the bone all to himself.
ISBN 9781582460604
Series Hairy Maclary and Friends series (20 books)
Publisher Bloomsbury, 2001
Dodd, Lynley
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Hairy Maclary's caterwaul caper
Hairy Maclary leads all the dogs in the neighbourhood to investigate the terrible noise coming from a tree.
ISBN 9780140508734
Series Hairy Maclary and Friends series (20 books)
Publisher Penguin Books Ltd, UK, 1989
Dodd, Lynley
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Hairy Maclary's hat tricks
A blustery day has Hairy Maclary off to the park for fun and games. When he comes across a windblown wedding party, he is able to show off his remarkable retrieving skills.
ISBN 9780733321405
Series Hairy Maclary and Friends series (20 books)
Publisher ABC Books, 2007
Dodd, Lynley
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Hairy Maclary's rumpus at the vet
Something happens in the waiting room at the vet and causes a scramble of paws, a tangle of bodies and a jumble of jaws.
ISBN 9780140564518
Series Hairy Maclary and Friends series (20 books)
Publisher Puffin UK, 2005
Dodd, Lynley
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Hairy Maclary's show business
When Hairy Maclary bounces and pounces his way into the cat show, his flustering and blustering bring an unexpected result.
ISBN 9780140545500
Series Hairy Maclary and Friends series (20 books)
Publisher Puffin UK, 2005
Dodd, Lynley
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Hairy Maclary, shoo
When Hairy Maclary decides to snoop inside a delivery van, he's in for a chaotic adventure.
ISBN 9780733325458
Series Hairy Maclary and Friends series (20 books)
Publisher ABC Books, 2009
Dodd, Lynley
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Hairy Maclary, sit
Hairy Maclary is not in the mood for obedience class. He feels mischievous and scampers away, with some friends in tow.
ISBN 9780141330952
Series Hairy Maclary and Friends series (20 books)
Publisher Puffin UK, 2010
Dodd, Lynley
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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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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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Hansel and Gretel
A retelling of the much-loved fairy tale, with surprises under each lift-up flap.
ISBN 9781904550730
Series Flip-up fairy tales series (28 books)
Publisher Child's Play International Ltd, 2005
Petrlik, Andrea (ill & retell)
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Happy birthday Maisy
Join in the fun of celebrating Maisy's birthday.
ISBN 9780763624545
Series Maisy series (44 books)
Publisher Candlewick Press, 2006
Cousins, Lucy
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Happy Easter Maisy
It's Easter time and you can bet that Maisy and all her friends are ready to collect some eggs.
ISBN 9780763632304
Series Maisy series (44 books)
Publisher Candlewick Press, 2007
Cousins, Lucy
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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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Hark, it's me, Ruby Lee!
Ruby Lee is a little girl with a very big imagination. Every week Ruby's teacher, Mrs Majestic-Jones, asks special people to do special jobs in her class. Ruby would do anything to be the messenger, as she's the best in her class at announcing. But will her wild imagination get in the way?
ISBN 9780734416551
Publisher Pan MacMillan, 2017
Shanahan, Lisa & Binny (ill)
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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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Harold and the purple crayon
"One evening, after thinking it over for some time, Harold decided to go for a walk in the moonlight." Armed only with an oversized purple crayon, young Harold draws himself a landscape full of wonder and excitement.
ISBN 9780007464371
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, UK, 2012
Johnson, Crockett
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Harold finds a voice
Harold is an amazing mimic and can imitate the sound of everything in his home. He seeks out sounds from outside the home and is shocked when he hears his own voice.
ISBN 9781846435492
Publisher Child's Play International Ltd, 2013
Dicmas, Courtney
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Harold's hungry eyes
Like most dogs, Harold is obsessed with food. When he gets lost in the big city, Harold is overtaken by hunger and begins to see food everywhere. Hot dogs on an antenna, a turkey roast in the mailbox and toast popping out of the top of a building.
ISBN 9780714871240
Publisher Phaidon Press Limited, 2016
Waldron, Kevin
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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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Harris finds his feet
Harris is a very small hare with very big feet and he wants to know why. Grandad shows Harris how his big feet enable him to hop high into the sky, to climb to the tops of the mountains and to run very fast. Harris not only learns about the world around him but also the importance of finding his own feet.
ISBN 9780864617811
Publisher Koala Books, 2008
Rayner, Catherine
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Harrison's song
Harrison is a bit different to the other kids. Each time he tries to speak , he stutters. No matter how hard he tries, his tongue feels tied up in knots. That is, until one day when Harrison discovers his talent.
ISBN 9781925563122
Publisher Wombat Books, 2017
Craig, Harrison & Finn, Ann-Marie (ill)
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Harry and the bucketful of dinosaurs
When Harry helps Nan clear out the attic, little does he realise how important the toy dinosaurs will be. Harry and his dinosaurs go everywhere together. But one day, Harry accidentally leaves the dinosaurs on the train.
ISBN 9780670915149
Publisher Puffin Australia, 2008
Whybrow, Ian & Reynolds, Adrian
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Harry by the sea
At the seaside, Harry, the little black and white dog, gets tangled in a bunch of seaweed and comes out of the water looking like a monster, frightening everyone on the beach.
ISBN 9780099189718
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 1994
Zion, Gene & Graham, Margaret Bloy (ill)
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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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Harry the dirty dog
The delightful story of Harry, the little white dog with black spots, who tries very hard to avoid having a bath.
ISBN 9780099978701
Publisher Red Fox, 1990
Zion, Gene & Graham, Margaret Bloy (ill)
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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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Hattie and the fox
Hattie, the hen, spies a nose and then some eyes in the bushes. None of the other animals are interested until Hattie realises what it is and calls out.
ISBN 9780868963174
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2006
Fox, Mem & Mullins, Patricia (ill)
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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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Have you ever ever ever
Join the fun with Mother Goose as all your favourite nursery rhyme characters come to life in this rollicking, read-aloud, picture book.
ISBN 9781406322880
Publisher Walker Books, 2011
McNaughton, Colin & Clark, Emma Chichester (ill)
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Have you ever seen a Sneep
Oscar is just trying to enjoy a day out but, every time his back is turned, the Sneep and its mischievous friends sneak up and spoil his fun. From one hair-raising surprise to the next, the boy explains his monster troubles to us.
ISBN 9780374328689
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2009
Pym, Tasha & Stewart, Joel (ill)
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Have you seen elephant
Elephant wants to play hide and seek. You can play too but you'll have to try your best as he's very good.
ISBN 9781776570096
Publisher Gecko Press, 2015
Barrow, David
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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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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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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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Heads and tails
You can only see my tail. What animal am I?
ISBN 9780994289575
Series Heads and tails NEW SERIES 2020 (3 books)
Publisher Berbay Publishing, 2017
Canty, John
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Heads and tails insects
You can only see my tail, what insect am I?
ISBN 9780994384164
Series Heads and tails NEW SERIES 2020 (3 books)
Publisher Berbay Publishing, 2018
Canty, John
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Heads and tails NEW SERIES 2020
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 Heads and tails NEW SERIES 2020 (3 books)
Canty, John
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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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Heather fell in the water
Heather was a little girl who always fell in the water. She didn't mean to. She didn't enjoy it. But she fell in nearly every day, so her parents made her wear water wings all the time.
ISBN 9781742376486
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2012
MacLeod, Doug & Smith, Craig (ill)
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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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Hedgehog howdedo
An engaging counting book with rhyming text and delightful illustrations.
ISBN 9780140568851
Series Hairy Maclary and Friends series (20 books)
Publisher Puffin UK, 2002
Topics / K-2 Numeracy /
Dodd, Lynley
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Meet twelve Australian friends who can speak different languages. In their own languages, they tell us how to count, say hello and goodbye, and lots of other words about play, food, hobbies and clothes. Once you've said hello, you can see Emiko playing the Japanese drum, Pilinh performing an Aboriginal dance, how to make gnocchi with Sophia and flat bread with Amal.
ISBN 9780642278876
Publisher National Library of Australia, 2016
Flowers, Tony
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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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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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Hello to you, moon
Not all creatures are night animals, but all creatures respond to the moon.
ISBN 9789781760129
Publisher Little Hare Books, 2017
Morgan, Sally & Sonny & Biddy (ill)
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Hello world
Mr and Mrs Mo are busy painting the house and the monster is bored, until he gets a grand idea. He's off to see the world. But, his adventure becomes bigger than he expected and the monster wishes Mrs Mo had come after all, and with some sandwiches.
ISBN 9781927271995
Publisher Gecko Press, 2015
Beavis, Paul
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Hello, horse
I have a friend called Catherine, and she has a horse called Shannon. Shannon's beautiful, with a coat like soft velvet - and very kind. I think she might just become my friend too!
ISBN 9781406349948
Publisher Walker Books, 2018
French, Vivian & Rayner, Catherine (ill)
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Helping little star
Little Star has fallen off the edge of the night sky. He wants to return home to the Moon and hopes that Python, Dingo or Kangaroo can help him.
ISBN 9781921977770
Publisher Walker Books, 2013
Morgan, Sally & Kwaymullina, Blaze (ill)
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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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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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Henry's bath
Henry does not want to have a bath and wash his hair. Henry's solution, he tries to give some of his animals a bath instead.
ISBN 9781921150043
Publisher Walker Books, 1997
Perversi, Margaret & Brooks, Ron
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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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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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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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Here comes stinkbug
Stinkbug can really stink. But when it starts bugging his friends, Stinkbug wonders if it's time to stop doing what stink bugs do best.
ISBN 9781760523527
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2018
Riddle, Tohby
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Here comes the crocodile
A crocodile goes looking for lunch but all the jungle animals argue their way out of being his meal.
ISBN 9780864615947
Publisher Koala Books, 2004
White, Kathryn & Terry, Michael (ill)
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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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Here we are
Well, hello. And welcome to this Planet. We call it Earth. Our world can be a bewildering place, especially if you've only just got here. Your head will be filled with questions, so let's explore what makes our planet and how we live on it. From land and sky, to people and time, these notes can be your guide and start you on your journey. And you'll figure lots of things out for yourself. Just remember to leave notes for everyone else. Some things about our planet are pretty complicated, but things can be simple, too: you've just got to be kind.
ISBN 9780008266165
Publisher HarperCollins Children's Books, 2017
Jeffers, Oliver
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Here we go round the mulberry bush
Enjoy doing all the activities in this well-known nursery rhyme.
ISBN 9780859538855
Series Classic books with holes series (21 books)
Publisher Child's Play International Ltd, 2001
Kubler, Annie (ill)
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Here's a little poem
Poetry arranged in appealing themes related to the everyday experiences of children such as getting up in the morning to drifting off to sleep at night.
ISBN 9781844287536
Publisher Walker Books, 2007
Yolen, Jane & Fusek Peters, Andrew & Dunbar, Polly (ill)
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Hetty's day out
One morning, Hetty, a large grey cat, wakes up, squeezes through her cat door and sets off to visit all the people in her neighbourhood. Everyone has something special for Hetty to snack on, in increasing quantities, none of which Hetty can refuse. When Hetty tries to get to her cushion for a nap she realises, in a most unusual way, just how much she's eaten.
ISBN 9780670074471
Publisher Penguin Books Australia, 2010
Allen, Pamela
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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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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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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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Hickory dickory dock
In this entertaining retelling of the traditional nursery song, the mouse is only one of many animals to climb the clock. Who slides up at three o'clock, and who will bounce up at ten.
ISBN 9781846434990
Series Classic books with holes series (21 books)
Publisher Child's Play International Ltd, 2012
Caswell, Kelly (ill)
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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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Highway rat, The
Give me your buns and your biscuits. Give me your chocolate eclairs. For I am the Rat of the highway and the Rat Thief never shares. Life is not safe for the other animals, as the villainous Highway Rat gallops along the highway, stealing their food. Clover from a rabbit; nuts from a squirrel, he even steals hay from his own horse. Until, the Highway Rat meets a cunning duck.
ISBN 9781407124377
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2011
Donaldson, Julia & Scheffler, Axel (ill)
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Hippo has a hat
Hippo and friends go to the shop to buy lots of interesting clothes, including shoes for Caterpillar and slippers for Gorilla. They all look so smart, they should be going to a party.
ISBN 9781405021920
Publisher MacMillan, 2007
Donaldson, Julia & Sharratt, Nick (ill)
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His Royal Tinyness
Once upon a time there was a happy family. Then, one horrible, no good day, a new ruler was born...behold! His Royal Highness, King Baby!
ISBN 9781406324662
Publisher Walker Books, 2017
Lloyd-Jones, Sally & Roberts, David (ill)
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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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Hold on tight
A little girl explores the possibilities of being blown away, riding the leaves, chasing fairies, bouncing on clouds, being caught in raindrops.
ISBN 9781742833491
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2013
Acton, Sara
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Hole idea, The
Finnian Jones lived in a house brimming with books. One morning, Finnian woke up eager to create a story of his own...
ISBN 9780648498902
Publisher Book Trail Press, 2019
Macdonald, Beth & Macdonald, Paul & Eckstrom, Nathaniel (ill)
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Hole in the road
The many steps needed to mend a damaged stretch of road, from the barricading of the original hole through to the laying and rolling of new asphalt. Find out about the vehicles, safety procedures and personnel required to complete the work.
ISBN 9781845072865
Publisher Frances Lincoln, 2008
Wood, Jakki
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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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Holly Bloom's garden
Late bloomer, Holly, yearns to be a great gardener but just can't manage to grow flowers like her family can. But, Holly is determined to succeed and she finds where her real talents lie.
ISBN 9780972922500
Publisher Flashlight Press, 2004
Ashman, Sarah & Parent, Nancy & Mitchell, Lori (ill)
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Holly the honeybee dancing star
Holly the honeybee is the dancing star of her hive: she waggles, she wiggles, and she waggles again. But is there a secret message in Holly's waggle dance? And could it help the bees survive through a long, hot summer?
ISBN 9781925594492
Publisher New Frontier Publishing, 2019
Winch, Gordon & Pym, Stephen (ill)
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Home foreign language book
Students and parents may substitute reading or listening to any book on the Kindergarten to Year 2 booklist, for a similar book that is written in their home language. All students may read a home language book as a personal choice book.
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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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Homer the library cat
Homer is a very quiet cat. He lives in a very quiet house with a very quiet lady. One day, while the lady is away, Homer hears a very loud crash and out the window he goes. He takes an unexpected tour of the neighbourhood and discovers it's a surprisingly hectic place. Poor Homer just wants to find a spot where he can curl up, undisturbed.
ISBN 9781406336566
Publisher Walker Books, 2011
Lindbergh, Reeve & Wilsdorf, Anne (ill)
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Honey and Bear
Honey and Bear are good friends and do lots of things together. Sometimes, they feel bored or cross but they always look after each other. Contains five stories.
ISBN 9780143305002
Publisher Puffin Australia, 2010
Dubosarsky, Ursula & Brooks, Ron (ill)
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Hooray for bread
This tasty tale shares the joy a loaf of bread brings a baker, his family, a back-yard of dogs, a pond-full of ducks, a flock of birds and a teeny mouse.
ISBN 9781406337990
Publisher Walker Books, 2013
Ahlberg, Allan & Ingram, Bruce (ill)
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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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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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Horatio Squeak
In a very fine house, on a very grand street lived the tiniest mouse you could possibly meet. His little green coat was threadbare and patched. If you looked very close, his socks were mismatched. So, you might not believe that a mouseling so weak could possibly perform an incredible feat. But this is the tale of Horatio Squeak.
ISBN 9781760650476
Publisher Walker Books, 2019
Foxlee, Karen & Barrow, Evie (ill)
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Horses: Wild & tame
From the earliest cave paintings of wild horses to domesticated ones today, horses have been a huge part of human history. See how the horse evolved from its ancient relatives, learn about famous horses from history and discover interesting facts along the way in this elegantly illustrated book.
ISBN 9781911171324
Publisher Flying Eye Books, 2017
Volant, Iris & Vogel, Jarom (ill)
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Horton and the Kwuggerbug and more lost stories
Four short stories feature familiar faces and places, including Horton the Elephant, Marco, Mulberry Street and a Grinch. Seuss fans will learn more about Horton's integrity, Marco's amazing imagination, a narrowly avoided disaster on Mulberry Street, and a devious Grinch.
ISBN 9780008131272
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, UK, 2016
Seuss, Dr
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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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Houndsley and Catina
Houndsley is a loyal friend to Catina. He encourages her writing pursuits and wants desperately to see what she has put down in words. Catina is just as loyal and compassionate to Houndsley, and absolutely adores the creative and tasty meals he concocts. But sometimes, no matter how much heart and soul goes into an individual's efforts, things don't always work out as expected.
ISBN 9780763624040
Publisher Candlewick Press, 2006
Howe, James and Gay, Marie-Louise (ill)
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House for Donfinkle, A
Up high in the grasslands where Wooble Beasts roam, Donfinkle Vonkrinkle is building his home. When up pop four creatures to babble and squawk, a troublesome taunt full of bothersome talk.
ISBN 9781921720536
Publisher Walker Books Australia Pty Ltd, 2014
Brereton, Choechoe & Harris, Wayne (ill)
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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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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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How big is a million
Pipkin, the little penguin, wants to know just how big a million is. He knows it's a big number so he sets out on a journey to find out. Assists early understanding of number and quantity.
ISBN 9780746077696
Publisher Usborne Publishing Ltd, 2007
Topics / K-2 Numeracy /
Milbourne, Anna & Riglietti, Serena (ill)
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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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How do dinosaurs eat their food
Ten different dinosaur species behave just like some children do at mealtimes - burping, spitting, spilling or playing with their food.
ISBN 9780007216086
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, UK, 2006
Yolen, Jane & Teague, Mark (ill)
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How frogmouth found her home
Frogmouth isn't like the other birds. She doesn't want to live in the trees and is in search of something more. Frogmouth travels the land hunting for a new nesting place but nothing feels right. On her way, she helps other animals find their true homes, but still she searches for hers.
ISBN 9781921696015
Publisher Fremantle Press, 2010
Kwaymullina, Ambelin
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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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How the birds got their colours
Based on a story of the Bardi people in Western Australia. An Aboriginal story that explains the misadventure that led to the birds being so colourful.
ISBN 9781865046242
Series Aboriginal Stories (8 books)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2004
Lofts, Pamela (comp) & Albert, Mary (teller)
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How the elephant got his trunk
Once, in a time long forgotten, elephants had short, stubby noses. One day a curious baby elephant visits Crocodile and that all changes.
ISBN 9781474918497
Publisher Usborne Publishing Ltd, 2016
Kipling, Rudyard & Joven, John (ill)
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How the finch got his colours
Many years ago, before the world bloomed in magnificent colours, the Earth lay stark and gray. The animals that graced its skies and roamed its lands were the colours of dirt, clay, and stone. Until Rainbow descended to bestow her colours on the creatures of the world. Each bird asked for a bright and beautiful colour, green for Parrot, red for Cardinal, and yellow for Canary. But will there be any colours left for little Gouldian Finch? He soon learns the power of patience and the beauty of all creatures.
ISBN 9781945547775
Publisher Familius, 2018
Guertin, Annemarie Riley & Perez Garcia, Helena
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How the sun got to Coco's house
The journey of the sun is captured as it travels from the far side of the world, rising up behind a snowy peak and casting its mellow dawn light for the wandering polar bears. The sun leaps whole countries, chasing the night, before bursting at last in a fanfare of warm golden light through little Coco's window.
ISBN 9781406359008
Publisher Walker Books, 2015
Graham, Bob
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How the whale got his throat
Once upon a time, Whale was ever so greedy- he swam around eating anything and everything he came across. Then one day he decided to eat a man and things changed...
ISBN 9781474918503
Publisher Usborne Publishing Ltd, 2016
Kipling, Rudyard & Joven, John (ill)
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How to become a knight: In ten easy lessons
The King needs a new knight! But with Sir Simpleton training Sam in all the wrong ways, how will he ever master the tricks of the trade?
ISBN 9781454923305
Publisher Sterling Publishing Co, 2018
Tarpley, Todd & Harney, Jenn (ill)
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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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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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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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Howler, the pet dog, calls his owner child, Rover, and treats the family as we treat and name our pets. When a new baby arrives, the family must make some adjustments.
ISBN 9780747571377
Publisher Bloomsbury, 2004
Rosen, Michael & Layton, Neal (ill)
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Hubble bubble granny trouble
A bespectacled little girl has a most unusual grandma. She's a witch, complete with spells, cats, bats, frogs and a pointy hat. Sometimes, the little girl wishes her granny was, well, a bit more normal.
ISBN 9780857630278
Publisher Nosy Crow Ltd, 2011
Corderoy, Tracey & Berger, Joe (ill)
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Hueys in It wasn't me, The
A fight has broken out amongst The Hueys. But, no-one can remember what they are fighting about. If only they could find an interesting distraction.
ISBN 9780007420674
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, UK, 2013
Jeffers, Oliver
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Hueys in none the number, The
The thing about the Hueys was that they loved numbers, 0, 1, 2, 3.. Wait. 0 Is none a number. Join the Hueys for a counting conundrum.
ISBN 9780007420698
Publisher HarperCollins Children's Books, 2014
Topics / K-2 Numeracy /
Jeffers, Oliver
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Hueys in the new jumper, The
The thing about the Hueys is they all look the same, they all think the same, they all do the same things. Until, one day, a Huey knitted himself a new jumper.
ISBN 9780007420667
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, UK, 2012
Jeffers, Oliver
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Hueys in what's the opposite, The
The Hueys explore the concept of opposites in their characteristically quirky way. Starting out with some easy ones, like up and down, they move on to ever more wildly imaginative examples.
ISBN 9780007420711
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, UK, 2015
Topics / K-2 Numeracy /
Jeffers, Oliver
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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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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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Hugo the lifesaving sailor
Hugo sails away in 'Gypsy' from Hometown. Then the wind picks up and Hugo is in grave danger.
ISBN 9781741750454
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2005
Broekstra, Lorette
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It's a perfect day for a trip to the zoo but watch out for the clever crocs.
ISBN 9780670074822
Publisher Penguin Books Australia, 2010
Hollier, Lisa & Roper, Tracey (ill)
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Hungry lion or a dwindling assortment of animals, A
Once upon a time there was a hungry lion and a bunch of adorable animals. I wonder what happened next.
ISBN 9781481448901
Publisher Atheneum Books for Young Readers, 2011
Cummins, Lucy Ruth
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Hunting for dragons
Dragons are everywhere, if you know where to look. A little girl sees dragons everywhere and is sure there is one living in her house. She puts on her dragon-hunting armour and sets out looking for clues to help her find the mysterious creature.
ISBN 9781741693294
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2010
Whatley, Bruce
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Hunwick's egg
Hunwick, an old bilby, finds an object which he thinks is an egg and he cares for it. Eventually, he realises that it is a stone and will never hatch but he continues to love it and care for it as his friend forever.
ISBN 9780670042302
Publisher Penguin, 2005
Fox, Mem & Lofts, Pamela (ill)
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Hurry down to Derry fair
Billy Brown is in a hurry. The fair is starting now but his family is not hurrying too. Well, there are pies to be baked, wood to be chopped and animals to be brushed, all to show and sell at the fair. Only Grandma is ready to go.
ISBN 9781406303797
Publisher Walker Books, 2011
Chaconas, Dori & Tyler, Gillian (ill)
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Hurry up and slow down
Hare and Tortoise are good friends but Hare is always in a hurry. When they're eating lunch or out walking, Hare always tells Tortoise to move faster. But, when Tortoise reads Hare a bedtime story, the tables are turned. Tortoise reads quickly but Hare wants more time to study the pictures.
ISBN 9780192720801
Publisher Oxford University Press, 2008
Marlow, Layn
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Hush, hush
Baby hippo can't fall asleep. He rolls and wriggles, he stands on his head and waggles his legs. So, he decides to go for a walk and he hears a sound that all the mothers are using to put other baby animals to sleep.
ISBN 9781921272868
Publisher Little Hare Books, 2009
Wild, Margaret & Strevens-Marzo, Bridget (ill)
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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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