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Jacaranda magic
Five friends are feeling bored on a hot sticky day. Just when they think they'll never find anything fun to play, a simple gust of wind changes everything.
ISBN 9781925804010
Publisher Ford Street Publishing, 2018
Patterson, Dannika & Forward, Megan (ill)
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Jacaranda snow
Jess and Gran have always made the best of everything. When there's not much for dinner, they cook oodles of noodles. When there's no cake for birthdays, they toast marshmallows on the stove.When it snows in the mountains, Jess longs to go. But there's no extra money for a holiday this year. So Jess finds a way to see the most amazing snow of all.
ISBN 9781925563283
Publisher Wombat Books, 2018
Greer, Catherine & Magisson, Helene (ill)
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Jack and Mia
Jack and Mia are best friends. They are like two sides of a coin. They stick together like paper and glue. Then, the unthinkable happens. Mia's family has to move away, a long way away.
ISBN 9781925139730
Publisher Wombat Books, 2016
Vescio, Robert & Richards, Claire (ill)
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Jack and the beanstalk
A retelling of the much-loved fairy tale, with surprises under each lift-up flap.Step into the magical world of Child's Play fairytales. Traditional tales are a well-established part of all cultures. Retold from the originals, these lively stories will captivate readers with their delightful illustrations and fun lift-up flaps which really add to the action. The 'flip-up' flaps encourage prediction and discussion, and well-known stories will give young readers confidence.
ISBN 9781904550204
Series Flip-up fairy tales series (28 books)
Publisher Child's Play International Ltd, 2004
Vagnozzi, Barbara (ill)
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Jack and the beanstalk
Find out what happens to Jack when he visits the giant's castle in this gleeful version of the classic children's story.
ISBN 9781901223378
Publisher Barefoot books, 2002
Walker, Richard & Sharkey, Niamh
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Jack in a box
Jack uses his imagination to visualise and play with the boxes left over from Tom's birthday presents.
ISBN 9780007104109
Publisher HarperCollins Australia, 2004
Jarman, Julia & Pottie,Marjolein (ill)
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Jack's jumper
Jack's jumper is no ordinary jumper. It is a warm woolly hug, a reminder of those you hold dear and a source of adventure. It is no wonder that someone else likes Jack's jumper too.
ISBN 9781760654054
Publisher Walker Books Australia Pty Ltd, 2022
Acton, Sarah
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Jack's worry
Jack is looking forward to playing in his first ever concert. But, on the big day, Jack finds he has a Worry. His Worry follows him, and it grows bigger and bigger.
ISBN 9781406367799
Publisher Walker Books, 2016
Zuppardi, Sam
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Jacket, The
The jacket was no ordinary jacket. Amelia wore it everywhere... until one day...
ISBN 9781925381788
Publisher Walker Books, 2019
Pashley, Sue-Ellen & Baker, Thea (ill)
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Jar of happiness, The
Meg thinks she has found the recipe for happiness. She collects all the necessary ingredients in a jar, which she uses to cheer up her friends and family when they're feeling low. But her jar has mysteriously disappeared and she is feeling sad. Her friends and family think they know what can make her happy again.
ISBN 9781846437281
Publisher Child's Play International Ltd, 2015
Burrows, Ailsa
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Jasper juggles jellyfish
An octopus called Jasper gives up on learning the basics at school to pursue something he thinks will be more fun. He soon finds that even fun things can be difficult to learn. But luckily, a smack of jolly jellyfish are there to help him every step of the way. How many jellyfish do you think Jasper will be able to juggle by the end? Count along! Maybe he will end up learning the basics without even knowing it.
ISBN 9781925736038
Publisher Ford Street Publishing, 2018
Long, Ben & Cornish, David
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Jellybean goes to school
Jellybean is longing to learn about the world and make friends. So, she is very excited when it's time to start school. At first, Jellybean is nervous but her new teacher brings magic into the classroom. And Jellybean's imagination brings her new surroundings to life in many wild and wonderful ways.
ISBN 9781848530751
Publisher Tamarind Books, 2013
Roc, Margaret & Hughes, Laura (ill)
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Jellyfish (Marine life for young readers)
Very simple text with full page photographic illustrations that teach about marine life such as jellyfish. Contains a glossary and index.
ISBN 9780733926693
Series Marine life for young readers series (20 books)
Publisher Pearson Education Australia, 2001
Swartz, Stanley L & Yin, Robert (phot)
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When tiny Jeremy falls out of his nest and is brought home by the family cat, he is only a few days old. Luckily, Jeremy is a fighter. As the weeks go by, he grows stronger and stronger, until the time comes to say goodbye.
ISBN 9781921504402
Publisher Working Title Press, 2013
Faille, Chris & Snell, Danny (ill)
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Jeremy's tail
Jeremy, blindfolded and on his way to pin the tail on the donkey, takes a circuitous route that carries him far away, over the ocean and into space.
ISBN 9780868965888
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2001
Ball, Duncan & Rawlins, Donna (ill)
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Jerome's gift
Over mountain and valley and stream he must go, across perilous sea, to a place where they know of a kindly old uncle who might lend some aid. The council agreed that a plan must be made. This most dangerous duty was all up to him, to provide precious food for his withering kin.
ISBN 9780648018506
Publisher Trent Denham, 2017
Denham, Trent
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Jessica Joan
Jessica Joan goes shopping and her quiet life will never be the same.
ISBN 9781863303675
Publisher Egmont Childrens, 1999
Orr, Wendy & James, Ann (ill)
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Jessica's box
Jessica is sure she will make lots of friends on her first day at school. But, despite, her best efforts, no one stays to talk with her. Then, unexpectedly, a friend appears.
ISBN 9781921042911
Publisher New Frontier Publishing, 2008
Carnavas, Peter
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Jethro Byrde, fairy child
Annabelle's mother doesn't believe in fairies but Anabelle does. One day, she meets an entire tiny fairy family who have crash landed in her urban backyard of cement and weeds. Her play area becomes a very special place.
ISBN 9780744588637
Publisher Walker Books, 2002
Graham, Bob
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Jetty jumping
While Milla's friends take big, brave jumps off the jetty, Milla stays on the blistering wood, scared of what lurks below. But when Milla accidentally falls off the edge, she discovers the beauty of the deep, dark sea - and her summer changes forever.
ISBN 9781760500658
Publisher Hardie Grant Egmont, 2021
Rowe, Andrea & Sommerville, Hannah (ill)
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Jigsaw: a puzzle in the post
A mysterious parcel with a puzzle inside arrives at the Kelly's house - sender unknown. Will the family be able to piece it all together? A warmhearted story of perseverance, determination and hope.
ISBN 9781529503319
Publisher Walker Books, 2022
Graham, Bob
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Jillian Jiggs
Jillian Jiggs is a little girl who hates to clean her room. She always promises her mum that she will clean it, but then forgets when her friends come over.
ISBN 9780590748759
Publisher Scholastic US, 1985
Gilman, Phoebe
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Jillian Jiggs to the rescue
Jillian's sister, Rebecca, has a scary dream about a monster and Jillian decides to do something about it.
ISBN 9780590746168
Publisher Scholastic US, 1994
Gilman, Phoebe
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Jolly postman or other peoples' letters, The
The Jolly Postman delivers cards and letters to various fairy-tale characters. He has a letter of apology for the three bears from Goldilocks, a postcard from Jack for the giant, and a letter for the wolf, written for Little Red Riding Hood, and more.
ISBN 9780670886241
Publisher Viking Children's, 1999
Ahlberg, Janet & Allan
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Jonathan loves to dress up and scare his family, but they insist that he is just not scary. What happens when he gets too scary.
ISBN 9781921928611
Publisher New Frontier Publishing, 2014
Carnavas, Peter & Francey, Amanda (ill)
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Josephine wants to dance
Josephine loves to dance with her toes pointed, soaring into the air. She dreams of being part of a real ballet company and dancing in front of her friends.
ISBN 9780207200755
Publisher HarperCollins Australia, 2007
French, Jackie & Whatley, Bruce (ill)
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Josh is a lovable, excited spaniel pup who wants to be companion, friend, helper and playmate from wake-up time in the morning to bath and bedtime in the evening.
ISBN 9781864483628
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 1997
McLean, Janet
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Josh and the monster
Josh is a loveable cocker spaniel, always ready for adventure. He and his friend are on a quest to find the Monster of Mud, facing battles along the way like true knights. Josh must find where the monster is hiding and try to catch it.
ISBN 9781864484922
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2000
McLean, Andrew & Janet
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In this wordless picture book, a lonely girl, whose family members are all too occupied with some form of technology to pay her any attention, discovers a red crayon, draws a door on her bedroom wall and walks into a world where she controls a fantastic journey.
ISBN 9781406342307
Publisher Walker Books, 2013
Becker, Aaron
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Journey home, The
One day, Wild and Woolly dig such a big hole in their sandpit that they fall through to the North Pole. They set out on their journey home, visiting interesting houses and characters along the way.
ISBN 9780340605424
Publisher Hodder Headline Australia Pty Ltd, 2005
Lester, Alison
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Journey of the sea turtle
Follow the journey of a loggerhead turtle from her birth to the great migration and the dangers of life at sea. She watches for the shadow birds which are a sign of danger but also hope.
ISBN 9780734411099
Publisher Lothian Books, 2009
Wilson, Mark
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Journey under the sea, A
An ode to the mysteries of the ocean, the animals who share our planet, and the healing power of nature from the co-founders of Sea Change Project, and makers of the Oscar-winning Netflix documentary My Octopus Teacher. Follow along with the meditation exploring the treasures to be found in the Great African Seaforest.
ISBN 9780358677864
Publisher HarperCollins Children's Books, 2022
Foster, Craig & Frylinck, Ross
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I've lost my joy, where could it be.
ISBN 9781922074850
Series The invisible tree series (5 books)
Publisher Wombat Books, 2013
Lowe, Kirrily & Smith, Henry (ill)
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High above the city, the Quigs leap and bound about the towers, jumping fearlessly. Day by day they become bolder and more daring. But what if you were a Quig and were afraid of the great empty spaces? What if you were afraid ..... to JUMP?
ISBN 9781925804461
Publisher Ford Street Publishing, 2020
Plant, Andrew
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Jump and Shout
Jump and shout, clap and cheer on this rollicking adventure with a lively family. Join them as they swing, skip and tumble through the neighbourhood on a joyful day out.
ISBN 9780648086819
Publisher Little Book Press, 2017
Dumbleton, Mike & Carnavas, Peter (ill)
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Jump baby
Baby possum must learn to jump or be separated from mother and big sister who have jumped into a peach tree, leaving him stranded in the walnut tree. They entreat baby possum to try to jump.
ISBN 9781862914278
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2002
Matthews, Penny
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Jump in
Miss Lollipop is lonely so she buys a little truck. When she drives down to the river, in jump a lot of things you wouldn't expect. Find out who jumps in, in this funny animal farce with lots of counting.
ISBN 9780340739907
Publisher Hodder Children's Books (Australia), 1999
Topics / K-2 Numeracy /
Whybrow, Ian & Melling, David (ill)
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Jump over the puddle
Sheep is very worried about jumping over the puddle but Owl and Panda are there to help.
ISBN 9781741696493
Series Friends for keeps series (6 books)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2009
Quay, Emma & Walker, Anna (ill)
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Jumpy Jack & Googily
Googily is the brave, best friend of Jumpy Jack, a very nervous snail who is afraid of monsters and thinks they are everywhere. Googily checks high and low to make sure Jumpy Jack is always safe because Googily is never scared of monsters, especially as they are imaginary. But, then again.
ISBN 9780141502410
Publisher Puffin Australia, 2008
Rosoff, Meg & Blackall, Sophie (ill)
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Jungle drums
Little Ngiri is the smallest warthog in Africa and tired of being teased by his bigger brothers and sisters. Then, the old wildebeest gives Ngiri a set of magic drums.
ISBN 9780670041084
Publisher Penguin, 2004
Base, Graeme
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Just a little brown dog
Puppy finds a home with a young boy who has lost his mother. About a pup's playful antics as he responds to a new situation and yearns for love and acceptance.
ISBN 9781863681735
Publisher Fremantle Press, 2005
Morgan, Sally & Bancroft, Bronwyn (ill)
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Just like daddy
Daddy deals with the scariest of monsters, keeps his eyes open on the rollercoaster, and puts on all the voices when he reads a bedtime story. Daddy is strong and silly, kind and practical. But he also knows how to have fun, and even if he messes up, it is never a big deal. Who wouldn't want to be just like daddy?
ISBN 9781843653370
Publisher Pavilion, 2017
Freegard, Lucy
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Just like tonight
Button has had a wonderful day and is ready for sleep. But, he needs help to keep the bad dreams away and Dad has just the solution.
ISBN 9780192728494
Publisher Oxford University Press, 2009
Stewart, Amber & Marlow, Layn (ill)
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Just like you and me
A picture book highlighting the similarities between animal behaviour and the behaviour of children.
ISBN 9780733612459
Publisher Hodder Headline Australia Pty Ltd, 2000
Miller, David
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Just right
The king finds the perfect soft, red cloth to make the princess a cloak for Christmas. Once the cloak is made, the leftover cloth is put outside where, in turn, it's found by someone and made into a different present. As the leftover cloth diminishes, each gift gets smaller and smaller but each piece is just right.
ISBN 9780857630308
Publisher Nosy Crow Ltd, 2011
Black, Birdie & Beardshaw, Rosalind (ill)
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Just so stories for little children: Rudyard Kipling's stories retold
Just so stories for little children is a wonderful adaptation of six of Kipling's classic stories. This beautifully illustrated book will answer those burning questions like how elephants got their trunks, why camels have humps and what made kangaroos so jumpy.
ISBN 9781474938051
Publisher Usborne Publishing Ltd, 2018
Various & Joven, John (ill)
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Just the right stripes
Little Zebra tries to count how many stripes he has. He wonders if he has too many and he wants to find out. All the animals have something to say and he worries until he gets home to his dad, who has just the right explanation.
ISBN 9780864613967
Publisher Koala Books, 2002
Gray, Nigel & Brown, Deborah (ill)
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Just the way we are
Meet Anna, Chiara, Henry, Izzy and Jack. Their families might not look like your family but, that's okay, they are perfect just the way they are.
ISBN 9780733331626
Publisher ABC Books, 2015
Shirvington, Jessica & Robertson, Claire (ill)
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