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I am Henry Finch
Henry Finch strives for greatness, gets it all a bit wrong, then makes it right again in a very surprising way and truly becomes great. Henry Finch is a total inspiration.
ISBN 9781406357134
Publisher Walker Books, 2014
Deacon, Alexis & Schwarz, Viviane (ill)
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I am Jazz
Jazz always knew she was different from other kids. She had a girl's brain and a boy's body. This is her story. Based on the real-life experience of co-author, Jazz Jennings.
ISBN 9780803741072
Publisher Dial Books (Penguin), 2014
Herthel, Jessica & Jennings, Jazz & McNicholas, Shelagh (ill)
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I am so clever
One glorious day the wolf meets Red Riding Hood strolling through the woods. She looks a clever girl, but the wolf knows who is the cleverest. He has a plan to outwit her. But this little girl is not so easily duped. And the wolf finds unexpected hazards in wearing a frilly petticoat in the deep dark woods.
ISBN 9781776572496
Publisher Gecko Press, 2019
Ramos, Mario
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I don't like poetry
A collection of funny, weird and wacky poems especially for children who think they do not like poetry. There are poems about zombies, dogs, haircuts and grandpas beard, to list just a few. with many more to keep you laughing and rhyming throughout this collection. A fun way to enjoy poetry and learn about language without ever really having to admit it.
ISBN 9781472930033
Publisher Bloomsbury, 2016
Seigal, Andrew & Piascik, Chris (ill)
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I is for Israel
Through the letters of the alphabet, from A for Ahalan (hello, welcome) to D for the Dead Sea to S is for Shuk (market), this is a celebration of Israel, in all its diversity. Find out about Israel's rich heritage, its families and modern-day life.
ISBN 9781847807083
Publisher Frances Lincoln, 2016
Bar-Hillel, Gili & Das, Prodeepta (photo)
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I love footy
When I touch a footy, I feel as big as a giant. When I run with a footy, it's like I'm as fast as a lion. I love footy.
ISBN 9781922081179
Publisher Windy Hollow Books, 2013
Zurbo, Matt
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I love guinea-pigs
Guinea-pigs are cute and cuddly, and they make great pets. Find out how best to care for them.
ISBN 9780744528206
Series Nature storybooks series (23 books)
Publisher Walker Books, 2009
Topics / Year 4 easy reads /
King-Smith, Dick & Jeram, Anita (ill)
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I want a pet
I really want a pet, an octopus or even a boa constrictor. The trouble is, my family aren't keen on any of them. So I must try and find a pet that none of them will mind.
ISBN 9780711213395
Publisher Frances Lincoln, 2000
Child, Lauren
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I will not ever never eat a tomato
Lola is a very fussy eater. She thinks that carrots are for rabbits and peas are too small and too green. Lola's older brother, Charlie, has a clever idea to get Lola to eat her vegetables.
ISBN 9781841216027
Publisher Orchard Books, 2001
Child, Lauren
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I would dangle the moon
Have you ever wondered what you would do if you could reach up and pluck the moon from the sky? There are so many possibilities in life. This story explores how many options are available from just one simple thought.
ISBN 9781925227529
Publisher MidnightSun Publishing, 2019
Moffatt, Amber
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Ice bear
Find out how the polar bear, also called Nanuk, thrives in the Arctic. The beautiful words and illustrations also explain the lessons that the Inuit people have learned from watching this majestic creature.
ISBN 9781406313031
Series Nature storybooks series (23 books)
Publisher Walker Books, 2005
Topics / Year 4 easy reads /
Davies, Nicola & Blythe, Gary (ill)
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Ice, wind, rock
Douglas Mawson is a true Australian hero, and one of the great Antarctic explorers. He was the first man to reach the South Magnetic Pole, and led Australia's first Antarctic expedition. This is a story of adventure and survival, as Mawson faces enormous challenges and triumphs.
ISBN 9780734411556
Publisher Lothian Books, 2013
Gouldthorpe, Peter
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Ida, always
Gus lives in a big park in the middle of an even bigger city, and he spends his days with Ida. Ida is right there. Always. Then one sad day, Gus learns that Ida is very sick, and she isn't going to get better. The friends help each other face the difficult news with whispers, sniffles, cuddles, and even laughs. Slowly Gus realises that even after Ida is gone, she will still be with him- through the sounds of their city, and the memories that live in their favourite spots.
ISBN 9781742761909
Publisher Koala Books, 2017
Levis, Caron & Santoso, Charles
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If bees rode shiny bicycles
A book of whimsical poems for children.
ISBN 9780702233821
Publisher University of Queensland Press, 2003
Taylor, Michelle
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If I were a zombie
This hilarious picture book written by award-nominated Kate Inglis features two children trying to outdo one another in imagining what they could do if only they were a zombie, a ninja or a robot. With outrageously entertaining rhyming text and brilliant illustrations from artist Eric Orchard, this is sure to be a favourite with readers of all ages.
ISBN 9781771083560
Publisher Nimbus Publishing LTD, 2019
Topics / Year 3 easy reads /
Inglis, Kate & Orchard, Eric (ill)
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If the shoe fits
Cassie loves to dance and dreams of becoming a famous dancer. Problem is, she's terrified of dancing in front of people. Open Day at her dance school looks like being the worst day ever but there are some surprises in store for Cassie.
ISBN 9780734408471
Publisher Thomas C Lothian Pty Ltd, 2006
Bell, Krista & Smith, Craig (ill)
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If the world were 100 animals
What if the world were 100 animals? There are more than 20 billion, billion known animals all over the world. That is far too many to imagine them all together! Instead let's imagine 100 animals at a time. If there were 100 mammals in the wild, where would they live? If their were only 100 pets in the world, what would they be? This though provoking book reveals how varied the animals on our planet are, and it also highlights the problems they face. It's clear there won't be many left if we don't act now to help them to survive. But together we can find ways that will make a difference.
ISBN 9780008524371
Publisher HarperCollins Children's Books, 2022
Smith, Miranda & Cushley, Aaron (ill)
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If wishes were horses
Annie's life is in turmoil when her family move to Ridgeview from the city. The only good thing is The Pony Club, but without a pony will she ever be accepted. Things get even worse when she gets caught out for lying.
ISBN 9781921167027
Series Riding high series (1 of 6)
Publisher Black Dog Books, 2006
Kelly, Bernadette
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Iguana boy: Saves the world with a triple cheese pizza
In a world when every kid develops a super power Dylan is anxiously waiting for his. Dylan's brother and sister have really awesome superpowers and sometimes use these on him. But when Dylan's superpower finally reveals itself he can't possibly admit that he can talk to iguanas. How can that superpower make a difference in the world? And he can only imagine how his brother and sister will react when they hear about it. But the world is not only made up of super heroes but also Supervillains. The superheroes have underestimated Celina Shufflebottom who has decided to use her superpower for evil instead of good. Her master plan is to kidnap all of the superheroes in London. Can Iguana Boy, Dylan, save the day? And what has a triple cheese pizza got to do with it? There is only one way to find out!!!
ISBN 9781444939347
Publisher Hachette Children's Books, 2018
Bishop, James & Parekh, Rikin (ill)
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Iguana boy: Vs the 30 second thief!
He might have the lamest superpower ever but Dylan, AKA Iguana Boy, has proven himself worthy enough to be accepted into the superhero collective. Dylan is excited and his iguanas are hyper. Recipe for success, RIGHT? Iguana Boy and his team of iguanas eagerly await their orders to SAVE THE WORLD. But CEO of the Superhero Collective Ron Strongman doesn't have time for lowly superheroes. Dylan will have to find his own way to get to the top, or else he will be saving silly cats from trees FOREVER. When a new villain is causing chaos across London, Dylan can't believe his luck... this is his chance. Iguana Boy WILL bring Outatime Bandit to justice, in 30 seconds or less!
ISBN 9781444939408
Publisher Hachette Children's Books, 2018
Bishop, James & Parekh, Rikin (ill)
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Illustrated stories from India
This collection of short stories from India contains fearsome tigers, greedy elephants, stories of trickery and cunning, mighty gods and goddesses, and even a dancing goat.
ISBN 9781409596714
Publisher Usborne Publishing Ltd, 2016
Baer, Sam (retell) & Firth, Rachel (retell) & Klauss, Anja (ill)
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Ilsa's journey
Ilsa and Alyssa are inseparable. Ilsa is a small labradoodle who is destined to be a guide dog. Alyssa is a young girl who is responsible for the first stage of Ilsa's training. In the end, Ilsa becomes a successful guide dog to the blind Connor but she still retains her affection for her old friend, Alyssa.
ISBN 9781921136986
Publisher Windy Hollow Books, 2006
Wormald, Kimberley & Mortimore, Rosamund (ill)
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Imagine a city
Imagine a city where the world is your teacher and anything is possible.
ISBN 9781742990095
Publisher Omnibus Books, 2014
Hurst, Elise
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Imagine a day
Beautiful illustrations that allow imagination to take the reader into new realms.
ISBN 9780689852190
Thomson, Sarah L & Gonsalves, Rob (ill)
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Imagine a night
Stunningly imaginative paintings inspire imaginative readers.
ISBN 9780689852183
Publisher Simon & Schuster, 2003
Thomson, Sarah L & Gonsalves, Rob (ill)
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Brian and his parents move into a spooky house, whose previous owner was obviously a witch, and, soon, strange things start to happen. After a frightening encounter in the cellar, Brian's cap manages to catch the culprit.
ISBN 9780141314167
Series Aussie bites (84 books)
Publisher Penguin, 2002
Baillie, Allan
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Important things, The
Christopher and his mother live by themselves. In a clean-up, Christopher's mother packs up his father's things and takes them to the second-hand store. Mysteriously, the things reappear in their home. A sensitive look at the different ways of coping with the loss of a parent/spouse.
ISBN 9781921042287
Publisher New Frontier Publishing, 2010
Carnavas, Peter
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In control, Ms Wiz?
It all seemed so simple. To stop the local library being closed down, Ms Wiz sprinkled her special powder over a few books to bring them to life. But soon the greediest man in the world, some flopsy bunnies and a very royal couple are soon on the loose. Is Ms Wiz really in control this time?
ISBN 9780330347662
Series Ms Wiz series (4 of 18)
Publisher MacMillan, 2013
Blacker, Terence & Ross, Tony (ill)
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In Flanders Fields
In Flanders fields, a young homesick World War I soldier risks his life to cross no-man's land and rescue a robin caught in the barbed wire. He hears the soldiers on the other side singing Christmas carols.
ISBN 9781863683692
Publisher Fremantle Press, 2002
Jorgensen, Norman & Harrison-Lever, Brian (ill)
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In my backyard
Inner city life can be great with all the dazzling lights, noises, shapes and sounds. Fantastic pictures of the city.
ISBN 9780734401854
Publisher Thomas C Lothian Pty Ltd, 2001
Hilton, Nette
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In stitches with Ms Wiz
The day Ms Wiz becomes a doctor, the hospital is in for a surprise. Her stethoscope plays disco music, a pickled appendix escapes from its jar, and the childrens ward is overrun by mice. This is the second title in the Ms Wiz series.
ISBN 9780330347648
Series Ms Wiz series (2 of 18)
Publisher MacMillan, 1996
Blacker, Terence & Ross, Tony (ill)
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In the bush
This simple text lists common animals and birds of the Australian bush, followed by the same text presented as a play.
ISBN 9780975064030
Publisher Indij Readers, 2003
Anderson, L & Blackmore, E (adapt) & Kennedy, R (ill)
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In the bush, our holiday at Wombat Flat
The family is on holidays at Wombat Flat where they enjoy a range of bushland holiday activities.
ISBN 9781741750843
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2005
Harvey, Roland
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In the city: our scrapbook of souvenirs
Penny's and Henry's accounts of their holiday in the big city is crammed full of Roland Harvey's quirky artwork and some interesting facts. Lots to find and discuss as each double page spread reveals what looks like a three dimensional map.
ISBN 9781741144130
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2007
Harvey, Roland
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In the realm of dragons
Friend of magical beasts or imprisonment in a ferocious land! There are legends about dragons in this area, and when you find two strange-looking eggs, it seems the tales are true. But will the dragons be friend or foe? Only time will tell. Will you gain a powerful sidekick, or will you step into a perilous world of fire and ice?
ISBN 9780143780212
Series You choose series (10 of 13)
Publisher Penguin Random House Australia, 2017
Topics / Year 4 easy reads /
Ivanoff, George
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In the shadow of an elephant
One terrible night the ground rumbled and dark shapes appeared in the distance. A cracking sound tore through the air. Lualani's life was changed forever. 'Don't be afraid. I will look after you.' Jabari reached out his hand. A life-long friendship set on the edge of the African Savanna.
ISBN 9780648256311
Publisher Little Pink Dog Books, 2019
Donaghey, Georgie & Severgnini, Sandra (ill)
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In your dreams
Susie is searching for the meanings behind her dreams and Gran, in her wisdom, gently guides her in the right direction, emphasising the importance of Aboriginal kinship.
ISBN 9781863682015
Publisher Fremantle Press, 2003
Morgan, Sally & Bancroft, Bronwyn (ill)
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Incredible freedom machines, The
Ever since she heard about them, a young girl has dreamt of having her very own incredible freedom machine - a machine that will allow her to break boundaries, explore the world and learn more about herself than she could have dreamed possible. It seems, however, the machines are not so easy to come by. Will she have the patience and perseverance to find her very own freedom machine?
ISBN 9781760275228
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2018
Saunders, Kirli and Ottley, Matt (ill)
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India the showstopper
India is the star of the circus until Oswaldo the Magnificent comes in to change the style of the show. She falls from grace and becomes very naughty but learns the value of friends.
ISBN 9781865085968
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2005
Argent, Kerry
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Indy cars
Indy cars are open wheel race cars that are used in the American Indy Racing League. The cars speed along tracks with straight stretches and sharp turns. Safety is a large concern because Indy car racing is very dangerous.
ISBN 9781600145889
Series Torque series (12 books)
Publisher Bellwether Media, Inc, 2010
Von Finn, Denny
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Find out how the great diving beetle does it, the biggest insect in the world, where the louse loves to live and why African termites need a lot of spit. The reader can find all this information and more from this book.
ISBN 9781410900777
Publisher Raintree, 2003
Claybourne, Anna
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Instant tan, The
Blake is jealous of his friend's tan. He decides to tan himself with a liquid he finds in Dad's garage. At first, Blake is happy with the result.
ISBN 9780734409553
Publisher Lothian Books, 2007
Harlen, Jonathan & Jellet, Tom
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Interdimensional explorers
Nothing exciting ever happens on eleven-year-old Danny's estate. That is until he falls through a locker in his grandad's workshop and finds himself in an Interdimensional Lost Property Office. Now Danny, best mate Modge and annoying cousin Inaaya find themselves whizzing around space returning lost treasures to inhabitants of far flung dimensions. But when they uncover a plot to destroy the entire multiverse, it looks like they may never make it back home.
ISBN 9780008508234
Publisher Farshore, 2023
Gregory, Lorraine & Lindley, Jo (ill)
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Introducing arthropods
Simple factual information about arthropods, with beautifully presented photographs and illustrations. A glossary of terms and an index are included.
ISBN 9780123603739
Series Longman world of invertebrates series (10 books)
Publisher Pearson Education Australia, 2003
Meadows, Graham & Vial, Claire
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Introducing frogs & toads
Simple factual information about frogs and toads. The book includes beautifully presented photographs and illustrations, a glossary and an index.
ISBN 9780733937620
Series Longman world of amphibians and reptiles series (10 books)
Publisher Pearson Education Australia, 2002
Meadows, Graham & Vial, Claire
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Introducing invertebrates
Simple factual information about invertebrates, with beautifully presented photographs and illustrations. A glossary of terms and an index are included.
ISBN 9780123603722
Series Longman world of invertebrates series (10 books)
Publisher Pearson Education Australia, 2003
Meadows, Graham & Vial, Claire
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Introducing snakes
Simple factual information about snakes. The book includes beautifully presented photographs and illustrations, a glossary and an index.
ISBN 9780733937637
Series Longman world of amphibians and reptiles series (10 books)
Publisher Pearson Education Australia, 2002
Meadows, Graham & Vial, Claire
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Invasion of the freaks
Ollie Johnson really has his work cut out for him this time. Getting safely to the Fixers' home world is just the first step. Then, he has to find out what their plan is, seal up the holes in the multiverse and get home again, all before his parents wake up and find him gone.
ISBN 9781862918573
Series The Fixers series (4 of 4)
Publisher Omnibus Books, 2011
Williams, Sean & O'Connor, Nial (ill)
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Contains fascinating factual information about inventions with plenty of descriptions and images.
ISBN 9780751364897
Series Eyewonder series (22 books)
Publisher Dorling Kindersley, 2003
Dorling Kindersley (pub)
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Invisible Matilda Mudpuddle, The
When grandfather brings back bright blue jelly babies from the Bahamas, Matilda discovers that eating one turns her invisible for three hours. She decides to use the new power to get up to all sorts of mischief.
ISBN 9781921042126
Series Matilda Mudpuddle series (2 of 5)
Publisher New Frontier Publishing, 2005
Winch, Gordon & Texidor, Dee (ill)
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Invisible Stanley
The Lambchops are baffled when Stanley becomes invisible eating raisins during a storm. Doctor Dan says eating fruit in bad weather can have strange effects but can't think how to cure him.
ISBN 9781405204217
Series Flat Stanley series (4 of 7)
Publisher Egmont Childrens, 2003
Brown, Jeff & Nash, Scott (ill)
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Iron Age, The
Find out all about the Iron Age. Discover how people made iron, and how it was used to make tools and weapons.
ISBN 9781409586425
Series Usborne beginners series (44 books)
Publisher Usborne Publishing Ltd, 2015
Topics / STEM /
Bone, Emily
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Irving the magician
Irving finds a book in his aunt's apartment and wants to become a magician. He ends up creating a lot of magic. Illustrations move from dusty, sad tones to more vibrant, magical colours.
ISBN 9780670896493
Publisher Penguin, 2005
Riddle, Tohby
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Is there anyone better than Henrietta?
Henrietta has a baby brother, two white mice, a chocolate coloured dog, a woolly mammoth, two long green socks with toes, one pickle eating best friend, a bathtub for sailing in and definitely a huge amount of discoveries to discover. If anyone tells you she make things up, you better believe them.
ISBN 9781761067181
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2022
Murray, Martine
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Isabella's Garden
From little things big things grow - look what happens to Isabella's garden with just the planting of one seed.
ISBN 9781921150333
Publisher Walker Books, 2009
Millard, Glenda & Cool, Rebecca (ill)
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Isador Brown's strangest adventure of all
Isador Brown's friend, Julie, is trying to find her lost parents and has many adventures along the way.
ISBN 9780141309279
Series Aussie bites (84 books)
Publisher Penguin, 2003
Dubosarsky, Ursula
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Drawing is what Ramon does. It's what makes him happy. But, in one split second, all that is changed. A single, reckless remark by his older brother, Leon, turns Ramon's once carefree expressions into joyless struggles. Luckily for Ramon, his younger sister, Marisol, sees the world differently. She opens his eyes to something far more valuable than getting things just right.
ISBN 9780763623449
Publisher Candlewick Press, 2004
Reynolds, Peter H
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Island ambush
In the Maldives, Bindi discovers a shark with its fins missing. Shark finning is illegal and Bindi is determined to find the culprit.
ISBN 9781864718355
Series Bindi wildlife adventures series (18 of 20)
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2011
Irwin, Bindi and others
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Island, The
No-one in the tribe on an island of hard-working folk can see the beauty around them, until a blind boy makes them see.
ISBN 9781865048130
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2005
Heffernan, John & Sheehan, Peter, (ill)
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Islands in my garden
Come look in our backyard and meet the strange creatures. If you are careful you will see a place full of surprises.
ISBN 9780143500520
Publisher Penguin, 2002
Howes, Jim & Harvey, Roland (ill)
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It all starts with a seed: how food grows
Did you know that some food needs the wind to grow? And some food grows in the dark? What food grows in water? And which nut isn't a nut at all, but a type of bean that grows underground? Find out the answers to these quirky questions and lots more about how all kinds of food grows in this awesome book!
ISBN 9781474922456
Publisher Usborne Publishing Ltd, 2017
Topics / STEM /
Bone, Emily & Elford, Sally (ill)
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It fell from the sky
A beautiful orb drops from the sky and sets all the insects in the garden to wonder. They begin to come up with ideas on what the object is and from where it came. When the crafty spider thinks he can use this wonderful object to his own benefit, he learns a valuable lesson.
ISBN 9780711270657
Publisher Murdoch Books Australia, 2022
Fan, Terry and Eric
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It might be an apple
Follow a child's hilarious, wildly inventive train of thought through all the things an apple might be if it is not, in fact, an apple. Distrusting the apple's convincing appearance, the child's imagination spirals upwards and outwards into a magical, fantasy world.
ISBN 9780500650486
Publisher Thames and Hudson (Australia) Pty Ltd, 2015
Yoshitake, Shinsuke
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It wasn't me
Imagine swallowing a computer chip and becoming a living computer. Imagine almost burning down your school. Imagine being Harry Manners. He is a very unusual boy. His family don't understand him and his teachers wish he would stop daydreaming. But, Harry thinks he's doing just fine, as long as he has a stash of Max Masters comics to read and his imaginary pet pig, Monty, to take for a walk.
ISBN 9780552573139
Publisher Corgi Books, 2016
Bond, Michael & Stewart, Joel (ill)
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It's a book
Monkey is reading a book but his friend wants to know what the book can do. It doesn't have a mouse or make loud noises like his computer. He wonders how you make the characters fight.
ISBN 9781921720147
Publisher Walker Books, 2010
Smith, Lane
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It's a jungle in here
Only at Jimmy's house will you find a hippo in the bath and a monkey in the lounge room.
ISBN 9781921136429
Publisher Windy Hollow Books, 2009
Wide, Steve & Mackintosh, Michelle (ill)
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