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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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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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I am an ankylosaurus
An ankylosaurus lays her eggs then does battle to keep two predators away.
ISBN 9780340893845
Publisher Hodder Children's Books (Australia), 2004
Wallace, Karen & Bostock, Mike (ill)
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I am going
Gerald is careful. Piggie is not. Piggie cannot help smiling. Gerald can. They are best friends but Piggie ruins a perfectly good day by telling Gerald she is going. Gerald wonders who he will skip and play Ping-Pong with, and share wearing silly hats.
ISBN 9781423119906
Series Elephant & Piggie series (21 books)
Publisher Hyperion Books, 2010
Willems, Mo
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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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I am jellyfish
Jellyfish is quietly crooning in the shallows, when knife-nosed Swordfish swooshes, races and chases her, down, down, down, deep into the dark blue sea. At that moment, stealthy Squid stretches a tentacle, tussling and tossing Swordfish in the darkness. Who will help Swordfish? He makes a last wish...then...ON goes a light - it's Jellyfish!
ISBN 9780143771159
Publisher Puffin NZ, 2018
Paul, Ruth
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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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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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I am so strong
Wolf is very vain but not really confident as he demands and bullies all the other animals into telling him how strong he is. Then, he meets what he considers is only a little toad-like creature. The little creature is sure someone else is stronger.
ISBN 9780958272056
Publisher Gecko Press, 2007
Ramos, Mario
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I am the boss of this chair
Being the boss is much easier when you're the only cat in the house. Oswald Minklehoff Honey Bunny III has always been top cat. Then Pom Pom the kitten comes along and suddenly Oswald isn't the boss of everything anymore - not the toilet paper, food dish, back door, toy mouse, or even his own special chair. Will Oswald realise that life is more fun when you have a friend - and that, really, there's plenty of room on the chair to share?
ISBN 9781454923220
Publisher Sterling Publishing Co, 2018
Crimi, Carolyn & Morea, Marisa (ill)
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I am the king
The animals are trying to establish who should be king of the animals. It could be Goat, Flamingo, Snake, Pig, Crocodile or even Elephant.
ISBN 9780958278720
Publisher Gecko Press, 2007
Timmers, Leo
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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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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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I broke my trunk
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. Gerald tells Piggie the long, crazy story about breaking his trunk.
ISBN 9781406373592
Series Elephant & Piggie series (21 books)
Publisher HarperCollins Australia, 2016
Willems, Mo
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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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I can draw animals
A book to introduce drawing to young children, with simple step by step instructions.
ISBN 9780746029435
Publisher Usborne Publishing Ltd, 1997
Gibson, Ray
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I can draw people
Simple step by step guide for young children in how to draw people.
ISBN 9780746037041
Publisher Usborne Publishing Ltd, 2000
Gibson, Ray
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I can only draw worms
This book is about worms ( I can only draw worms). A book that's all about worms might sounds a little odd, but in fact it's absolutely hilarious and it's guaranteed to have children howling with laughter.
ISBN 9780141375182
Publisher Penguin Books Ltd, UK, 2017
Mabbitt, Will
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I could be a superhero
Murphy, the dog, wonders what he will be when he grows up. He thinks about being a tennis player, a chef, an astronaut or even a superhero. His owner knows just what he will be.
ISBN 9781921272646
Publisher Little Hare Books, 2008
Hornsey, Chris & Perkins, Gwyn (ill)
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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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I don't believe in dragons
When Miss May tells the children she sees a dragon, her kindergarten class reacts in different ways. Some are intrigued, some are surprised and some are scared. But, Jack says he doesn't believe in dragons. When Emma wonders where the dragon is, Jack reminds her there isn't any such thing.
ISBN 9781741693423
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2010
Walker, Anna
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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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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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I don't like snakes
A little girl's family doesn't have a dog or a cat or a bird. The have snakes and she really, really, really doesn't like them. They're slithery and scaly, and they have icky, flicking tongues and creepy, unblinking eyes. But, you and she might be surprised.
ISBN 9781406342833
Publisher Walker Books, 2015
Davies, Nicola & Lozano, Luciano (ill)
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I don't want a cool cat
There are cool cats, fluffy cats, skinny cats and scowly cats. Enjoy the different cats prowling and purring through the book, and decide which one you would like.
ISBN 9781846169502
Publisher Orchard Books, 2009
Dodd, Emma
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I don't want a posh dog
There are snappy dogs, growly dogs, wheezy dogs and greedy dogs. Enjoy the different dogs itching and scritching through the book, and decide which one you would like.
ISBN 9781846169281
Publisher Orchard Books, 2008
Dodd, Emma
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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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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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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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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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I got this hat
If you enjoy wearing hats, you'll enjoy this book. But don't wear it as a hat, as it will fall off.
ISBN 9780733332067
Publisher ABC Books, 2013
Temple, Jol and Temple, Kate & Foye, Jon (ill)
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I just ate my friend
I just ate my friend. He was a good friend, but now he's gone. What if I never find another friend again?
ISBN 9781760294342
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2017
McKinnon, Heidi
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I like books
Funny books, scary books and books about monsters and pirates are all represented here. The endearing chimp appears in the clothes of each of the books' heroes.
ISBN 9780744555455
Publisher Walker Books, 1997
Browne, Anthony
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I like cats
Rhyming story describing all different types of cats in various situations.
ISBN 9780735817746
Publisher North South Books, 2003
Hubbell, Patricia & Paparone, Pamela (ill)
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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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I listened and I looked
A small girl, sitting alone one a river bank, repeatedly gets the same advice from the old people. There is a bunyip living in a cave at the bend in the river. No matter how hard or long she watches and waits, she never sees it. Have the old people just made up the bunyip to teach children to be safe in the river? Or are they just having a bit of fun, by teasing the children?
ISBN 9781760158750
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2017
Briggs, Sue & Harvey, Bev & Leslie, Donna (ill)
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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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I love Christmas
Ollie loves wrapping presents, making decorations and listening for Santa's sleigh bells.
ISBN 9781741693317
Series I love series (11 books)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2009
Walker, Anna
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I love Easter
Meet Ollie, a gorgeous lively zebra, Fred the dog and all of Ollie's friends. Ollie's Easter is filled with the joy and delight of an Easter fair. Like all good Easter fairs, it involves baby chicks, making hats, an Easter hunt and tucking in to some Easter treats.
ISBN 9781741696448
Series I love series (11 books)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2011
Walker, Anna
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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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I love me
I love the way my heart knows best. I am me. A lively celebration of being and loving yourself.
ISBN 9781925163490
Publisher Fremantle Press, 2016
Morgan, Sally & Kwaymullina, Ambelin (ill)
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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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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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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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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 my new toy
Gerald and Piggie are best friends and very different. Gerald is careful. Piggie is not. Piggie cannot help smiling. Gerald can. Gerald worries so that Piggie does not have to. Piggie can't wait to show Gerald her brand-new toy. But, when Gerald accidentally breaks Piggie's new toy, their friendship is tested.
ISBN 9781406314717
Series Elephant & Piggie series (21 books)
Publisher Walker Books, 2008
Willems, Mo
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I love series
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Series I love series (11 books)
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I love to dance
Join in as Ollie dances like a jelly with a wobbly belly and wriggles after a bath.
ISBN 9781741690798
Series I love series (11 books)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2008
Walker, Anna
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I love to sing
Ollie loves to sing in the rain, in the bath and with ducks in the park.
ISBN 9781741690804
Series I love series (11 books)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2008
Walker, Anna
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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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I love you
Little Badger's teacher shares her favourite words with the class. At the end of the day Little Badger goes home to practise saying three special words- I love you.
ISBN 9781925059762
Publisher New Frontier Publishing, 2017
Mao, Xiao & Yun, Tang (ill)
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I love you book
Come on a romp through the pages of this enchanting picture book. It reminds us of all the books we love, and why we like to see and to feel, to touch and to smell and even to taste the books and the stories that light up our lives.
ISBN 9781921479892
Publisher IP (Interactive Publications Pty Ltd), 2011
Hathorn, Libby & McKenzie, Heath (ill)
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I need a hug
All this little porcupine wants is a hug. But, those prickly spikes make it very difficult to give her the cuddle that she craves.
ISBN 9781743629093
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2015
Blabey, Aaron
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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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I need my monster
When Ethan's regular bed time monster decides to go on holidays, Ethan can't sleep without Gabe's ragged breathing and claw-scratching. Substitute monsters line up to take Gabe's place but none of them are scary enough to help Ethan get to sleep. Ethan wonders how he will be able to sleep.
ISBN 9780979974625
Publisher Flashlight Press, 2009
Noll, Amanda & McWilliam, Howard (ill)
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I really like slop
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 invites Gerald to try her favourite food. But, Gerald is not so sure he's going to like it. At all.
ISBN 9781484722626
Series Elephant & Piggie series (21 books)
Publisher Disney Press, 2015
Willems, Mo
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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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I saw Pete and Pete saw me
Everyone walks right past Pete - except for one little boy. He sees Pete's big smile and bright drawings, and they make a connection. The boy can't give Pete a home, but when Pete gets sick, he can show he cares. A heartfelt, moving story about the importance of really seeing the world around us and the power in tiny acts of kindness.
ISBN 9781925972825
Publisher Affirm Press, 2020
Hutchings, Maggie & Barrow, Evie (ill)
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I see, I see
A book for one? A book for two? A book for different points of view.
ISBN 9781760524746
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2019
Henderson, R.
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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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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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I told you so
Sometimes, adults just won't listen. Ella tries to warn Nursey about all the odd characters that are filling up Tom's pram. But, Nursey just won't believe her.
ISBN 9781846432873
Publisher Child's Play International Ltd, 2009
Arnold, Sarah
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I took the moon for a walk
When the day has ended and everyone else has fallen asleep, a young boy embarks on an adventure with his friend, the Moon. Their unusual journey is described in a magical story celebrating the serene beauty of the world at night.
ISBN 9781841486024
Publisher Barefoot books, 2004
Curtis, Carolyn & Jay, Alison (ill)
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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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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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I want my hat back
The bear's hat is gone and he wants it back. Patiently and politely, he asks the animals, one by one, whether they have seen it. Each animal says no, some more elaborately than others. But, just as he begins to lose hope, lying flat on his back in despair, a deer comes by and asks a rather obvious question.
ISBN 9781406336832
Publisher Walker Books, 2011
Klassen, Jon
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I want spaghetti
Once there was a little rabbit who wanted to eat only one thing.
ISBN 9781927271926
Publisher Gecko Press, 2015
Blake, Stephanie
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I want to be a sports star
So you want to be a Sports Star? What kind will you be? A Surfer? A Fencer? A Football Star? Maybe a Tennis Star or a Pro Skater riding rails? Anything is possible with a little fun and a whole lot of creativity. Join Taylor, Frankie (and Lucky) as they imagine their way through the thrill of sports and Olympic medal dreams.
ISBN 9781922503596
Publisher Larrikin House, 2022
Anastasiou, Mary & Tortop, Anil (ill)
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I want to be in a book
For most of his life, Cecil had waited patiently on a pin board, dreaming of being in a book. In his imagination, Cecil could be anything, or anywhere. Adventure was calling, and Cecil knew what he had to do.
ISBN 9781743811634
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2017
Oliver, Narelle
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I want to be in a scary story
I want to be in a scary story. Are you sure Little Monster? Scary stories can be very scary! Yes, I'm sure. Well, okay then. Here goes...
ISBN 9781406363463
Publisher Walker Books, 2017
Taylor, Sean & Jullien, Jean (ill)
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I want two birthdays
The Little Princess wants to have two birthdays, just like the Queen, which means twice as many presents every year. When she realises how much fun two birthdays are, she decides she wants three, then four. The more birthdays she has, the less special they are. But, the King has a solution up his sleeve.
ISBN 9781842708750
Publisher Andersen Press Ltd, 2009
Ross, Tony
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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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I will surprise my friend
Gerald and Piggie are best friends. Gerald and Piggie want to play a game and surprise each other, but the best surprise is the one they least expect.
ISBN 9781406314724
Series Elephant & Piggie series (21 books)
Publisher Walker Books, 2008
Willems, Mo
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I will take a nap
Gerald is careful. Piggie is not. Piggie cannot help smiling. Gerald can. Gerald worries so that Piggie does not have to. They are best friends. But, today, Gerald is tired and cranky.
ISBN 9781484716304
Series Elephant & Piggie series (21 books)
Publisher Disney Press, 2015
Willems, Mo
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I wish I had a dinosaur
A little girl sits on her balcony, in a modern apartment block by the sea, dreaming of all the things she could do if she had a dinosaur.
ISBN 9781865046068
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2004
Anggabrata, Ian & Anggawan, Mingga & Sheehan, Peter (ill)
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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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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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I wish there were dinosaurs
Have you ever wanted to see a dinosaur? Not just a skeleton in a museum, but a real, live huge dinosaur? It would certainly be exciting, but maybe dinosaurs are better left to our imaginations.
ISBN 9781922081919
Publisher Windy Hollow Books, 2020
Niland, Amanda & Booth, Christina
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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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I'm a duck
Now I'm a duck who's scared to go in the pond or lake, and so I cannot swim, and that is bad. A landlocked duck is very sad. Sometimes it takes a lot to get your webbed feet wet!
ISBN 9780763680329
Publisher Candlewick Press, 2018
Topics / Displacement /
Bunting, Eve & Hillenbrand, Will (ill)
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I'm Australian too
From countries near and far, many have made their home in Australia, sharing it with the original inhabitants, and living in peace beneath the southern stars.
ISBN 9781760276218
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2017
Fox, Mem & Ghosh, Ronojoy (ill)
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I'm going to eat this ant
There are so many scrumptious ways to eat this ant....served in a sandwich or simmering in a soup. Sliced or stir-fried, sauteed or sun-dried. Mmmmm, I can't wait to snaffle it up.
ISBN 9781408869901
Publisher Bloomsbury, 2017
Naylor-Ballesteros, Chris
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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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I'm not scared
Baby Owl is not scared of the dark and he shouldn't be, that's when owls are supposed to be about. But, all the do-gooders Baby Owl meets are starting to scare his favourite toy, Owly. Dad will have to come to the rescue.
ISBN 9780864617286
Publisher Koala Books, 2007
Allen, Jonathan
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I'm number one
The toy soldier takes command of the other toys, with unexpected results.
ISBN 9781406314656
Publisher Walker Books, 2009
Rosen, Michael & Graham, Bob (ill)
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I'm ready for Easter
Hot cross buns. Easter egg hunts. Decorating Easter hats. Just some of the fun traditions explored in this book about the lead-up to Easter in Australia. Simple text paired with gorgeous watercolour illustrations that celebrate the fun activities associated with Easter.
ISBN 9781760891596
Publisher Puffin Australia, 2020
Robaard, Jedda
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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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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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I'm Taggarty Toad
Come and listen to Taggarty, the boastful Toad, as he relates his amazing adventures of bravery, cunning and mischief to an audience of animals. A surprising story with incredible, detailed illustrations.
ISBN 9781921529481
Publisher University of Western Australia Press, 2010
Pavey, Peter
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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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I've lost my kisses
Matilda has lost her kisses but she is determined to find them before Poppa comes to stay. She wonders what kisses look like and where they can be found. Matilda searches everywhere and it seems that everyone has kisses, except her.
ISBN 9781865044217
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2007
Trewin, Trudie & Bland, Nick (ill)
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If I had an elephant
If I had an elephant for a best friend, there're be no stopping us. We'd get matching jackets. We'd build a time machine together. We'd have an OUT OF THIS WORLD adventures... IF I had an elephant.
ISBN 9781775434764
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2017
Fairgray, Richard & Jones, Terry (ill)
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If I ran the circus
Morris McGurk dreams of staging the world's most tremendous and stupendous show.
ISBN 9780007169900
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, UK, 2003
Seuss, Dr
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If I was a banana
A boy's eye-view of the everyday brings alive all the wonder and oddity of the world inside our own heads.
ISBN 9781776570331
Publisher Gecko Press, 2016
Tylee, Alexandra & Rynhart, Kieran (ill)
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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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If kids ran the world
Every day, people are doing extraordinary things, large and small, to shine a light of happiness and spread kindness around the world. If kids ran the world they would make it a better and happier place for us all.
ISBN 9780545441964
Publisher Blue Sky Press, 2014
Dillon, Leo & Diane
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If sharks disappeared
A healthy ocean is home to many different kinds of animals. They can be big, like a whale, tiny, like a shrimp, and even scary, like a shark. Even though sharks can be scary, we need them to keep the oceans healthy. Unfortunately, due to overfishing, many shark species are in danger of extinction, and that can cause big problems in the oceans and even on land. What would happen if this continued and sharks disappeared completely?
ISBN 9781626724136
Publisher Roaring Book Press, 2017
Williams, Lily
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If Winter Comes, tell it I'm not here
Nothing is better than summertime. But a boy's sister has BIG news... winter is coming! With it, the cold... the dark... the rain. What is the boy to do?
ISBN 9781529504255
Publisher Walker Books, 2020
Ciraolo, Simona
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If you're happy and you know it
Song title in book format with lovely illustrations and the animals as participants. A book of happiness for all ages.
ISBN 9781862334113
Publisher Gullane Children's Books Ltd, 2004
Cabrera, Jane
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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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Two children imagine places and picture all the animals they would meet there. Some of the imaginary places include being deep in the jungle, under the sea, in a land of ice and snow, among steaming swamps and marshes.
ISBN 9781863732628
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 1992
Lester, Alison
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In a people house
Alliteration and rhyming text combine for a frolic through an ordinary house.
ISBN 9780001712768
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, UK, 1973
Seuss, Dr & McKie, Roy (ill)
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In my dreams
A child's dream takes him on a fantastic journey as he sleeps at night. He finds fruit flavoured rainbows, makes mischief with monkeys, floats on marshmallow clouds, flies his dragon to faraway places and chases the night shadows away.
ISBN 9781925594928
Publisher New Frontier Publishing, 2020
Gemmill, Stef & Stephani, Tanja (ill)
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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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In my mosque
A welcoming and informative story of the ways in which people interact with each other and their faith inside a mosque.
ISBN 9780755502608
Publisher HarperCollins Children's Books, 2021
Yuksel, M O & Aly, Hatem (ill)
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In Redfern
Three young authors explore all their favourite places in the Sydney suburb of Redfern.
ISBN 9780975064078
Publisher Indij Readers, 2003
Gordon, Angelica & others
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In the bin
In this funny and informative rhyming story, find out about bins, recycling and all things rubbish.
ISBN 9780646500584
Publisher National Library of Australia, 2008
Bollard, Kellie
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In the deep blue sea
Find out who lives in the deep, blue ocean. A celebration of ocean life with a few surprises along the way.
ISBN 9781921136115
Publisher Windy Hollow Books, 2008
Lionetto-Civa, Angie & Booth, Christina (ill)
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In the deep green jungle
A toucan lives in the deep, green jungle where there are all kinds of animals. At the end of the book, there is a little surprise for us all.
ISBN 9781921136085
Publisher Windy Hollow Books, 2007
Lionetto-Civa, Angie & Booth, Christine (ill)
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In the deep red desert
Explore the Australian desert through the eyes of a dingo.
ISBN 9781921136467
Publisher Windy Hollow Books, 2010
Lionetto-Civa, Angie & Booth, Christina (ill)
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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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In the woods
One day, three teddy bears set off for a picnic in the woods. But, before too long, they are utterly lost and all their food has been eaten. At least there are no wolves in the wood or so they think.
ISBN 9780099417675
Publisher Red Fox, 2004
Wormell, Chris
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In-between things
Between inside and outside, between upstairs and down, a world of in-between things can be found!
ISBN 9780763689834
Publisher Candlewick Press, 2018
Tey, Priscilla
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Little Georgie is the youngest and, sometimes, this means that Max and Harriet forget about her. But, Georgie is unfazed. She's armed with a big imagination and soon gets the attention of her neglectful siblings.
ISBN 9781760125257
Publisher Little Hare Books, 2016
Hathorn, Libby & Chapman, Gaye (ill)
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Incredible book eating boy, The
Henry loved books but not like you and I love books. He loved to eat them, all sorts. It made him incredibly clever until he discovered that libraries were being decimated.
ISBN 9780007182275
Publisher HarperCollins Australia, 2007
Jeffers, Oliver
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Incredibly busy mind of Bowen Bartholomew Crisp, The
Bowen has a lot of thoughts about a lot of things. Sometimes, people don't understand how many questions he has. But his mum does, and she even has some of her own!
ISBN 9781925820881
Publisher EK Books, 2021
Russell, Paul & Johnston, Nicky (ill)
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Incurable imagination, The
Audrey has the worst case of imagination her teachers have ever seen. While other children paint their families, Audrey paints the ogre who lives under bed drinking tea. What's worse, her condition is contagious and soon the other kids in her class start showing symptoms that appear equally incurable. As the dreaded imagination spreads, the teachers are horrified and the parents begin to protest too. But perhaps it isn't such a bad disease to have after all?
ISBN 9781925335972
Publisher EK Books, 2019
Russell, Paul & Aska (ill)
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Indigenous language book
Students and parents may substitute reading or listening to a book in an indigenous language for a similar book on the Premier's Reading Challenge Kindergarten to Year 2 booklist. Older students may read an Indigenous language book as a personal choice.
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Inky the octopus
Out of this tank, I must be free. I must explore the open sea! Inky the octopus is bored with aquarium life and wants to escape to the ocean! But just how can an octopus in a tank get to the open seas?
ISBN 9781492654148
Publisher Sourcebooks Inc, 2018
Guendelsberger, Erin & Leonard, David (ill)
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Uncovers the amazing world of insects that surrounds us every day, a world that we might miss if we're not looking. Wonderful photographs and interesting facts tell you about ugly looking creepy crawlies you'd rather not meet and beautiful beetles, butterflies and dragonflies. Find out how they live, where you might find them and a little about each different type of insect.
ISBN 9781742451213
Series All about Australia series (4 books)
Publisher Australian Geographic Education, 2011
Madden, Bec (ed) & Piper, Kylie (ed)
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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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Interrupting chicken
It's time for the little red chicken's bedtime story and a reminder from Papa to try not to interrupt. But, the little chicken can't help herself and no matter what the story, she jumps in to save its hapless characters from doing some dangerous or silly thing. Now, it's the little red chicken's turn to tell a story to Papa.
ISBN 9780763641689
Publisher Candlewick Press, 2012
Stein, David Ezra
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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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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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Is it bedtime Wibbly Pig
Wibbly Pig finds many ways to delay bedtime. Even in his dreams, he is not going to stay in bed for long.
ISBN 9780340878644
Publisher Hodder Children's Books (Australia), 2005
Inkpen, Mick
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Is it Halloween yet?
Emily loves Halloween with its spooky dress-ups, fun games and yummy things to eat. Her busy family is not so sure. Luckily, Emily has a few tricks (and treats) to get everyone in the mood.
ISBN 9781760297404
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2019
Chambers, Susannah & Ainslie, Tamsin (ill)
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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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Is your grandmother a goanna?
A little boy goes on a train to meet his grandmother. At each stop, he meets plenty of unusual characters. Join the fun and make plenty of noise.
ISBN 9780670071128
Publisher Penguin, 2007
Allen, Pamela
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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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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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Isla Lu, where are you
Mum is looking for Isla Lu. She isn't upstairs, she isn't downstairs, she isn't in the smelly bin. Mum is looking all over the house for Isla Lu, coming across all the family members as she goes, and they all join in the fun, but they know that Isla Lu is closer than Mum thinks.
ISBN 9781922081063
Publisher Windy Hollow Books, 2013
Hoy, Catriona & White, Annie (ill)
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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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Islands (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 islands. Good information, a glossary of terms and an index.
ISBN 9780733925023
Series Habitats of the world series (10 books)
Publisher Pearson Education Australia, 2001
Ballance, Alison
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It is a try!
In rugby league, scoring a try is the aim of the game. Find out how to score one and what happens then.
ISBN 9781458649188
Series Rugby League Reads K-2 League Stars (8 of 24)
Publisher National Rugby League, 2010
Hirsch, Suzan
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It's a miroocool
Audrey lives in the outback and, when she loses her first tooth, she's worried that the tooth fairy will never find her. She decides to make it as easy as possible by leaving a map and various trails for the tooth fairy.
ISBN 9781921541018
Publisher Little Hare Books, 2012
Harris, Christine & James, Ann (ill)
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It's a secret
Marie Elaine wants to know where cats go when they are let out at night. One night, when Marie Elaine discovers Malcolm, her cat, all dressed up in fancy clothes and a hat for a party, she wants to go too. When Marie Elaine promises to keep it a secret, puts on her party dress and gets small enough to fit through the cat-flap, Malcolm agrees that she can come.
ISBN 9781406314472
Publisher Walker Books, 2009
Burningham, John
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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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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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It's my birthday
Billy is reluctant to share his birthday presents with the other little monsters but, then, something happens to make him change his mind.
ISBN 9780370326429
Publisher Bodley Head, 1999
Hutchins, Pat
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It's OK to feel the way you do
Everyone has feelings....happy,sad,lonely, angry, anxious, proud, scared and they are all OK! But sometimes we don't know what to do with them, until now that is! This fun book will help kids make friends with their feelings so that they can enjoy life a lot more.
ISBN 9781925520965
Publisher Big Sky Publishing, 2017
Langley, Josh
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It's raining, it's pouring, we're exploring
Bad weather stops the three children from playing outside. But, with a few home-made props and a bit of imagination, they have a wonderful time.
ISBN 9781846431173
Publisher Child's Play International Ltd, 2007
Peters, Polly & Stockham, Jess (ill)
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Itsy bitsy spider
Itsy Bitsy Spider is trying to climb the waterspout, in spite of the rain. But what's Incy Wincy Spider doing? And what is Itchy Nitchy Spider trying to climb?
ISBN 9781846434983
Series Classic books with holes series (21 books)
Publisher Child's Play International Ltd, 2012
Hilb, Nora (ill)
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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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Ivy and the lonely raincloud
Life is lonely for this little rain cloud. If only he could find someone who liked rain! Then one day, he stumbles across a young florist who looks rather sad... Could they both be looking for the same thing?
ISBN 9781911171157
Publisher Flying Eye Books, 2017
Harnett, Katie
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Ivy bird
Ivy wakes with the birds. She flutters, she flits...then takes flight into the endless blue of imaginative play - foraging for nectar, pecking in the sunshine, splashing the day away. Introducing an aviary of beautiful birds to little ones, Ivy Bird is a celebration of nature, friendship, and the love and comfort found in feathering the nest.
ISBN 9781922081797
Publisher NewSouth Publishing, 2019
McCartney, Tania & Racklyeft, Jess (ill)
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