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La la la: A story of hope
A little girl stands alone and sings, but there is no response. So, gathering her courage and curiosity, she skips out into the world, calling to the trees and the pond and the reeds. But will anyone sing back to her?
ISBN 9781406378009
Publisher Walker Books, 2017
DiCamillo, Kate & Kim, Jaime (ill)
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Lamb-a-roo, The
The lost and lonely little lamb has been loved by a kangaroo but we wonder what will happen when the little lamb realises how different he is from his mum.
ISBN 9781862336575
Publisher Gullane Children's Books Ltd, 2007
Kimpton, Diana & Beardshaw, Rosalind (ill)
No book cover.
53670
Lame duck protest
A family discovers an injured duck at the local reserve. In response to development plans to build a shopping centre in the reserve, local residents launch a protest to protect this natural environment, naming their protest for the lame duck who becomes the mascot for the demonstrations.
ISBN 9781921479137
Publisher IP (Interactive Publications Pty Ltd), 2009
Alexander, Goldie & Gaudion, Michele (ill)
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Last Anzac, The
Alec Campbell was the last living Anzac. He enlisted at the age of sixteen and ended up in Gallipoli. Before Alec died in 2002, young James was lucky enough to meet him.
ISBN 9781925059298
Publisher New Frontier Publishing, 2015
Winch, Gordon & Bailey, Harriet (ill)
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Laura's star
Laura is often lonely and longs for a friend of her own. One night, Laura sees a falling star. She mends its broken tip and tenderly puts it on the pillow beside her. She tells it all her secrets and believes that she has found a friend at last.
ISBN 9780864611321
Publisher Koala Books, 1998
Baumgart, Klaus
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Lazy Dave
Dave is a dog. He loves to sleep all day long. Lilly thinks Dave is the laziest dog in the world. But, maybe, Dave isn't quite as lazy as Lilly thinks he is. Find out what Dave really does all day.
ISBN 9780062355980
Publisher HarperCollins Children's Books, 2015
Jarvis
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Lazy friend, The
In a vast jungle, snake, bird and frog are playing cards in a tree. Above them, a sloth sleeps quietly, bothering no one. When the tree collapses to the ground, sloth is still clinging to a branch, even when it is loaded onto a truck. Snake slithers over to the truck and conceals himself. As the truck navigates the jungle, the log, the sloth and the snake dislodge and begin floating down the river. A wordless picture book.
ISBN 9781927271414
Publisher Gecko Press, 2014
Badel, Ronan
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Leaf
An almost wordless, picture book which tells the story of a happy little boy who hates having his hair groomed. A bird drops a seed into his unruly mop and soon, with the help of the sun and the rain, a seedling sprouts.
ISBN 9781741691160
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2008
King, Stephen Michael
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Leaving
Saying goodbye to friends is never easy but there is joy in the giving and receiving of presents that are truly loved. Richly illustrated with simple paintings that reflect the giving of gifts.
ISBN 9780143500490
Publisher Penguin, 2003
Germein, Katrina & Bancroft, Bronwyn (ill)
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Lenny & Lucy
Peter and his father are moving to a new house beyond the dark unfriendly woods. When they arrive, Peter wants to turn back. Fortunately, he has Harold, his dog, for company. Scared of the things hidden in the woods, Peter makes a tall pile of pillows. He stiches and sews. He pushes and pulls. He makes Lenny, Guardian of the Bridge, to protect him. Then, he makes Lucy, to keep Lennie company. Together, Lenny, Lucy, Peter and Harold discover that this new place isn't so scary after all.
ISBN 9781760292119
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2016
Stead, Philip C & Stead, Erin E (ill)
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Leo the littlest seahorse
In the warm waters of the coral reef, one hundred and one baby seahorses learn the ways of the world. They curl around coral and flutter their fins, except Leo, the littlest seahorse, who is always a bit behind. But, when a hungry groper approaches, Leo proves that he, too, is capable of big things.
ISBN 9780670073559
Publisher Viking Children's, 2010
Wild, Margaret & Denton, Terry (ill)
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Leonardo's dream
Leonardo, the penguin, has a dream, he wants to fly. The other penguins laugh at him but Leonardo does not give up.
ISBN 9780735819276
Publisher North South Books, 2004
De Beer, Hans & Miller, Marisa (trans)
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Let's count goats
Come on a counting, rhyming adventure with chomping goats that increase in number throughout the book.
ISBN 9780670075058
Publisher Penguin Books Australia, 2010
Fox, Mem & Thomas, Jan (ill)
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Let's eat
Gazpacho, roast pollo, empanadas - a Spanish mother's lunchtime meal is not complete unless the whole family is together. One day, mum is the missing family member at lunchtime in this story of the daily life of a Spanish family.
ISBN 9781862912762
Publisher Omnibus Books, 2004
Zamorano, Ana & Vivas, Julie (ill)
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Let's get a pup
Despite their unconventional clothing, tattoos and piercings, this family is very loving. Every member has a valued place. They choose Dave, the puppy, over a larger dog, Rosie. The family will have to leave Rosie at the rescue centre.
ISBN 9780744575743
Publisher Walker Books, 2001
Graham, Bob
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Let's go camping
Join three different friends, Owl, Panda and Sheep, when they go camping.
ISBN 9781741695335
Series Friends for keeps series (6 books)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2010
Quay, Emma & Walker, Anna (ill)
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Let's go for a drive
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 and want to hit the road. But, the best-laid plans of pigs and elephants often go awry.
ISBN 9781423164821
Series Elephant & Piggie series (21 books)
Publisher Hyperion Books, 2012
Willems, Mo
No book cover.
12066
Let's go home, Little Bear
Big Bear and Little Bear love to keep each other company. As the two bears return home from a long walk through the snowy woods, Little bear is having a wonderful time until he hears a noise that makes him shiver.
ISBN 9780744581720
Publisher Walker Books, 2001
Waddell, Martin & Firth, Barbara (ill)
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Let's go to sleep
Go on a journey around the world to visit baby animals as it is time to go to bed.
ISBN 9781921504440
Publisher Working Title Press, 2013
Wild, Margaret & Dawson, Michelle (ill)
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Let's go visiting
Let's go visiting and see who's ready to play - one foal, two calves, three kittens, four piglets, five ducklings, and six puppies. Favourite animal babies in a counting adventure.
ISBN 9781876288044
Publisher Working Title Press, 2000
Topics / K-2 Numeracy /
Williams, Sue & Vivas, Julie (ill)
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Let's play house
While Panda is bossy, Sheep is timid and Owl is shy, their different personalities work well together as they play house.
ISBN 9781741693287
Series Friends for keeps series (6 books)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2010
Quay, Emma & Walker, Anna (ill)
No book cover.
23361
Library Lily
Spring, summer, autumn, winter, morning, noon and night; Lily is always reading. The only adventures she's interested in are the ones inside her book and in her head. Then, one day, she meets Milly, who declares that she hates reading but loves to have real adventures. A bookworm and an adventurer seem worlds apart.
ISBN 9781862338302
Publisher Gullane Children's Books Ltd, 2011
Shields, Gillian & Chessa, Francesca (ill)
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Library lion
A lion suddenly appears in a public library, but its presence is unexpectedly tolerated by the busy staff, so long as no one breaks any library rules. The illustrations offer clues as to the lion's origins, not mentioned in the written text.
ISBN 9781406305678
Publisher Walker Books, 2008
Knudsen, Michelle & Hawkes, Kevin (ill)
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Light, The
The darkness and howling of the wind as a storm develops, the lighthouse and the cottage warm and safe, lighting up the darkness. Then a knock at the cottage door.
ISBN 9781921928413
Publisher New Frontier Publishing, 2013
Oliver, Jo
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Lighthouse keeper's breakfast, The
The Grinlings are very special guests at the lighthouse's 200th birthday party. They dress up as pirates and prepare to have lots of swashbuckling fun. But, when they take to the high seas, they have more adventures than they could ever have imagined.
ISBN 9780439979344
Series Lighthouse keeper's series (9 books)
Publisher Scholastic UK, 2002
Armitage, Ronda & Armitage, David (ill)
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Lighthouse keeper's cat, The
Hamish, the lighthouse keeper's cat, has been neglecting his duties and the mice are running wild all over the lighthouse. With the lighthouse inspector due any day now, Mr and Mrs Grinling decide to put Hamish on a diet until he catches the mice. So, Hamish sets off to find someone who will appreciate him better.
ISBN 9781407106519
Series Lighthouse keeper's series (9 books)
Publisher Scholastic UK, 2009
Armitage, Ronda & Armitage, David (ill)
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Lighthouse keeper's catastrophe, The
When Mr Grinling locks himself out of the lighthouse, he tries everything to get back inside. Not only is Hamish, the cat, trapped inside but Mr Grinling also needs to switch on the light to warn the ships that they're near rocks on the coast. Luckily, Mrs Grinling has an ingenious plan to get back in.
ISBN 9781407106502
Series Lighthouse keeper's series (9 books)
Publisher Scholastic UK, 2009
Armitage, Ronda & Armitage, David (ill)
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Lighthouse keeper's Christmas, The
It's Christmas Eve, a storm is raging and Mr Grinling and his great-nephew, George, are stranded in the lighthouse. George thinks he's going to have the worst Christmas ever, no festive food, no Mrs Grinling and no presents.
ISBN 9780439981446
Series Lighthouse keeper's series (9 books)
Publisher Scholastic UK, 2002
Armitage, Ronda & Armitage, David (ill)
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Lighthouse keeper's lunch, The
Come rain or shine, Mr Grinling, the lighthouse keeper, tends his light. Each day, Mrs Grinling makes him a delicious lunch and sends it across by a special cable system. Every day, the greedy seagulls steal his food.
ISBN 9780590551755
Series Lighthouse keeper's series (9 books)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 1994
Armitage, Ronda & Armitage, David (ill)
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Lighthouse keeper's new friend, The
Mr Grinling is getting a new dog to join him in the lighthouse.
ISBN 9781407105468
Series Lighthouse keeper's series (9 books)
Publisher Scholastic UK, 2008
Armitage, Ronda & Armitage, David (ill)
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Lighthouse keeper's picnic, The
Mrs Grinling is the best cook in the world and Mr Grinling likes nothing better than to taste her delicious treats. But, when he overindulges at the village picnic, Mr Grinling finds himself in a pickle and wishing he hadn't eaten quite so much.
ISBN 9781407106526
Series Lighthouse keeper's series (9 books)
Publisher Scholastic UK, 2009
Armitage, Ronda & Armitage, David (ill)
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Lighthouse keeper's rescue, The
The lighthouse light must always be on at night. But, when Mr Grinling falls asleep twice on the way to the lighthouse, he's too late to put the light on. It's not long before the lighthouse inspectors visit, and they're very cross.
ISBN 9780439993807
Series Lighthouse keeper's series (9 books)
Publisher Scholastic UK, 2001
Armitage, Ronda & Armitage, David (ill)
No book cover.
Lighthouse keeper's series
Any two titles read from this series can be included as official Challenge books; up to five more titles can be included as your personal choice books. To see the individual book titles and their PRC ID numbers, go to the Series lists on the Booklists page on the website. Or, you can search for a series name or the individual titles by using the Search function on the top left hand corner of the screen.
Series Lighthouse keeper's series (9 books)
Various
No book cover.
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Lighthouse keeper's tales, The
Includes two stories about the Lighthouse keeper, The Lighthouse keeper's tea and The Lighthouse keeper's breakfast.
ISBN 9781407108766
Series Lighthouse keeper's series (9 books)
Publisher Scholastic UK, 2009
Armitage, Ronda & Armitage, David (ill)
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Lighthouse keeper's tea, The
Mr Grinling, the lighthouse keeper, wants to try his hand at cooking but Mrs Grinling doesn't want him in her kitchen. He decides to take up a variety of other hobbies, with varying degrees of success.
ISBN 9780439979382
Series Lighthouse keeper's series (9 books)
Publisher Scholastic UK, 2002
Armitage, Ronda & Armitage, David (ill)
No book cover.
43637
Lilli-Pilli the frog princess
Lilli-Pilli is the loveliest of her royal siblings, albeit with frogs' legs. As with all fairytale princesses, the finding of a suitable husband for Lilli-Pilli is paramount for the King and Queen, and her supreme jumping skills don't hold much sway. Princess lessons in fencing, horse riding and ballroom dancing all come to nothing due to Lilli-Pilli's frogs' legs, with suitors falling by the wayside.
ISBN 9781741696202
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2010
Farrer, Vashti & Swan, Owen (ill)
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Lily and the fairy house
Lily knows that fairies live near the gum tree. She has created a fairy house and, now, Lily's preparing a fairy party.
ISBN 9780670075102
Publisher Penguin Books Australia, 2012
Tanner, Jane
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Lin Yi's lantern
Tonight is the moon festival and Lin Yi wants nothing more than a red, rabbit lantern. But, first, he must buy the things his mother needs at the market.
ISBN 9781846861475
Publisher Barefoot books, 2009
Williams, Brenda & Lacombe, Benjamin (ill)
No book cover.
5608
Line up, please
Standing in a line can be dull but not when you mix together a tiger, a skunk, a frog, a sheep, a sloth and many other animals. I wonder where they're going.
ISBN 9781877579998
Publisher Gecko Press, 2015
Topics / K-2 Numeracy /
Ohmura, Tomoko
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Lion and the bird, The
One autumn day, a lion finds a wounded bird in his garden. With the departure of the bird's flock, the lion decides that it's up to him to care for the bird. They become good friends. But, the following autumn, the bird departs with his flock and Lion wonders what will become of their friendship.
ISBN 9780994109873
Publisher Book Island, 2015
Dubuc, Marianne
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Lion in the meadow, A
Your mother does not believe that there is a lion in the meadow but, to keep you happy, she gives you a matchbox with a dragon in it to scare the lion away. But the lion is not imaginary, it is really there.
ISBN 9780140506303
Publisher Penguin Books Ltd, UK, 1989
Mahy, Margaret
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Lion inside, The
Poor little mouse cannot make himself heard in the jungle. He is trod on, sat on and worst of all forgotten. One night he realises what he needs is a roar, like Lion, who everyone knows who he is. Mouse decides to approach Lion for advice but he is in for a surprise.
ISBN 9781408331590
Publisher Orchard Books, 2015
Bright, Rachel & Field, Jim (ill)
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Lion sleeps tonight, The
In the jungle, the quiet jungle, the lion sleeps tonight. Hush my darling, don't fear my darling, the lion sleeps tonight. Sing and act out this well-known song.
ISBN 9781741698077
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2011
Solomon, Linda & Devries, Shane (ill)
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Listen to my trumpet
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. Piggie can't wait to play her new instrument for Gerald. But, Piggie might not be ready to listen to Gerald's reaction.
ISBN 9781423154044
Series Elephant & Piggie series (21 books)
Publisher Hyperion Books, 2012
Willems, Mo
No book cover.
12396
Little bat
Little bat has to be very brave. She's never flown before and everyone has to encourage her.
ISBN 9781876288099
Publisher Working Title Press, 2000
Cox, Tania & McLean, Andrew (ill)
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Little Bear
Mother and Little Bear speak to each other with gentle teasing. The book includes 'Birthday soup' in which Little Bear, fearing that his mother has forgotten his birthday, cooks for all his friends. Encourages independent reading.
ISBN 9780064440042
Publisher HarperTrophy, 2003
Minarik, Else Holmelund & Sendak, Maurice (ill)
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Little beauty
Gorilla is lonely and is given a friend, a kitten called Beauty. They are very happy together until one night, enraged while watching the movie, 'King Kong', gorilla smashes the television. The two animals are in big trouble with the keepers who threaten to separate them.
ISBN 9781406308662
Publisher Walker Books, 2008
Browne, Anthony
No book cover.
33513
Little bit, A
Growing up can be pretty confusing. Sometimes, you're too short or too tall, too fast or too slow and you can feel happy or sad, clever or silly. Maybe, you're just all of these things a little bit of the time.
ISBN 9781862918009
Publisher Omnibus Books, 2008
Maniaty, Christine & Peter & Richards, Claire (ill)
No book cover.
14359
Little brothers are
Lovely, simple descriptions of the ups and downs of having younger brothers and why they should be loved.
ISBN 9780143502111
Publisher Puffin Australia, 2007
Norling, Beth
No book cover.
54033
Little cat and the big red bus
Cat has to catch the bus to school with her sister but her sister sits with her friends and Cat is left to sit alone. One day, when her sister is sick, Cat must catch the bus home on her own. She falls asleep and wakes up to find herself alone in the dark.
ISBN 9780670071722
Publisher Penguin Books Australia, 2008
Godwin, Jane & Walker, Anna (ill)
No book cover.
18324
Little crooked house, The
The crooked little house moves from place to place with its inhabitants, trying to find the perfect place.
ISBN 9780733315824
Publisher ABC Books, 2005
Wild, Margaret & Bentley, Jonathan (ill)
No book cover.
1145
Little dinosaur, The
In a time before Australia existed, a little dinosaur with big eyes roamed the Antarctic forests, nibbling on cycads and ginkgoes. One day the little dinosaur fell and hurt her leg. She struggled to keep up with her herd. Time passed and the world changed, but the discovery of the little dinosaur's leg bone millions of years later, meant that she would not be forgotten.
ISBN 9781921504396
Publisher Working Title Press, 2012
Hoy, Catriona
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Little dog and the Christmas wish
Little Dog is left at home during a storm and, when thunder crashes, he escapes the backyard to find his best friend for comfort. It is Christmas Eve, the streets are busy and he soon loses his way.
ISBN 9781742032368
Publisher Black Dog Books, 2014
Fenton, Corinne & Cowcher, Robin (ill)
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Little dog and the summer holiday
The summer holidays stretch out forever. Little Dog and his family set off with their caravan. A delightful story about the way family holidays used to be.
ISBN 9781925381160
Publisher Walker Books, 2017
Fenton, Corinne & Cowcher, Robin (ill)
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Little dragon, The
A tiny sneeze, a puff of smoke, a washing line and a major disaster.
ISBN 9780670028740
Publisher Penguin Books Australia, 2011
Fox, Mem & Harvey, Roland (ill)
No book cover.
43520
Little elephants
The wheat is ripe but the harvester is broken and a plague of locusts is on the way. It looks as if Jim and his mother may lose the farm. But, when Jim show kindness to a stranger, their fortunes are set to change in the most surprising way imaginable.
ISBN 9780670076475
Publisher Puffin Australia, 2012
Base, Graeme
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Little engine that could, The
With a little help from friends and a positive attitude, there is no problem which can't be solved.
ISBN 9781921346576
Publisher Brolly Books, 2008
Straw, Wendy
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Little home bird
Little Bird loves everything about his home. He's surrounded by his favourite branch, his favourite food, his favourite view and his favourite music. He doesn't want to change, even when his brother tells him that they must.
ISBN 9781846438905
Publisher Child's Play International Ltd, 2016
Empson, Jo
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Little Humpty
Big Humpty and Little Humpty are a mother and baby camel who live in the desert. Then, the day comes when Little Humpty must have some friends of his own to play with, so they set off together to the Great Waterhole.
ISBN 9781877003165
Publisher Little Hare Books, 2003
Wild, Margaret & James Ann (ill)
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Little koala lost
Little Koala is lost in the bush and he sets out to find a home. He asks so many creatures if he can live with them but they all have a reason why he can't. Koala is very sad until he finally gets accepted.
ISBN 9781742991283
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2016
Kwaymullina, Blaze & Racklyeft, Jess (ill)
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Little meerkat
Little meerkat may be tiny but he's also very brave. Perhaps a little too brave.
ISBN 9781921632822
Publisher Wombat Books, 2014
Darlison, Aleesah & Melville, Shannon (ill)
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Little mermaid, The
Retold from the original tale, this traditional story will captivate readers with its delightful illustrations and lift-up flaps.
ISBN 9781846433252
Series Flip-up fairy tales series (28 books)
Publisher Child's Play International Ltd, 2009
Barella, Laura (ill)
No book cover.
7445
Little Miss Muffet
In an amusing retelling of this much-loved nursery song, Little Miss Muffet's picnic is not only disturbed by a spider, but by a host of other creatures as well!
ISBN 9781846435003
Series Classic books with holes series (21 books)
Publisher Child's Play International Ltd, 2012
Nascimbeni, Barabara
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Little Miss Muffet counts to ten
In the original nursery rhyme, the spider frightened Miss Muffet away. Well, not this time. The spider asks her to stay and, to be polite, she does. And then come the animals - two, three, four, five - bearing gifts, delicacies and decorations.
ISBN 9781842709559
Publisher Andersen Press Ltd, 2009
Chichester Clark, Emma
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Little Miss Spider at Sunny Patch School
Little Miss Spider is off to her first day at Sunny Patch School and she is so excited. She gobbles her breakfast and runs all the way. But poor Little Miss Spider can't do the new lessons. She begins to doubt if there is anything she can do well.
ISBN 9780733613180
Publisher Callaway, 2000
Kirk, David
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Little mouse, the red ripe strawberry, and the big hungry bear, The
The little mouse will do anything to save his big, ripe strawberry from the big, hungry bear.
ISBN 9780859530125
Publisher Child's Play International Ltd, 2006
Wood, Audrey & Wood, Don (ill)
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Little old man who looked up at the moon, The
One evening, the little old man looked up at the moon and wondered whether the sky went on forever, where we come from and why we are here. The next morning, his wife put on her best bonnet and her red coat, and set off to find the answers.
ISBN 9780670075812
Publisher Puffin Australia, 2012
Allen, Pamela
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Little one step
When you're small, it can be hard to keep up, especially when you're lost and your legs feel all wobbly. One little duck learns that every journey begins, and ends, with one little step.
ISBN 9781844284672
Publisher Walker Books, 2004
Topics / K-2 Numeracy /
James, Simon
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Little One: the story of a red-tailed monkey, The
When Kaitie was four years old, she travelled with her mother to Uganda, where her mum was to study chimpanzees. One day, a two-week old orphaned red-tailed monkey was bought to their sanctuary. As the adults were all busy working with other chimps, Kaitie was placed in charge of caring for the tiny monkey.
ISBN 9781742030906
Publisher Black Dog Books, 2009
Litchfield, Katie Afrika
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Little platypus
When a little native animal hatches from an egg beside a river, he feels lonely. He doesn't know where he belongs. How can he find a friend who is just the same? Help Little Platypus discover who he really is.
ISBN 9780864612724
Publisher Koala Books, 2000
Hilton, Nette & Rycroft, Nina (ill)
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Little red bear
When Hanna sees a little red bear sitting alone on a wall, she is sure someone has lost him. Hanna leaves the bear there but she can't stop thinking he may be lonely, cold or afraid of the dark. In the end, Hanna takes matters into her own hands.
ISBN 9781865045375
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2003
Matthews, Penny & Pignataro, Anna (ill)
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Little red riding hood
A retelling of the much-loved fairy tale, with surprises under each lift-up flap.
ISBN 9781904550228
Series Flip-up fairy tales series (28 books)
Publisher Child's Play International Ltd, 2004
Stockham, Jess (ill)
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Little Red Train: busy day
All aboard. The Little Red Train is in for a very busy day. There's post to deliver, rails and sleepers for the new track, a flock of sheep for Hilltop Farm, and lots of passengers for Barnacle Bay. Includes a diagram of how a steam engine works.
ISBN 9780091798727
Publisher Random House Children's Books, 2008
Blathwayt, Benedict
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Little Red Ute and the big race
Little Red Ute is entering his first Ute Cup race. Purple Pickup is back to see if he can claim a fourth victory. He looks very menacing as Little Red Ute takes his place beside him on the track.
ISBN 9781862918788
Series Little Red Ute series (4 books)
Publisher Omnibus Books, 2010
Lewis, Mitch & Ziersch, Nahum (ill)
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Little Red Ute and the dump trucks
Little Red Ute wishes he could help the dump trucks but he's in the way. He'll have to prove just how useful he can be.
ISBN 9781862918771
Series Little Red Ute series (4 books)
Publisher Omnibus Books, 2010
Lewis, Mitch & Ziersch, Nahum (ill)
No book cover.
26018
Little Red Ute and the ute parade
Little Red Ute enters his first parade and feels bad because Green Wheelbarrow can't enter. The foreman helps the two friends solve the problem and make this parade the best ever.
ISBN 9781862918795
Series Little Red Ute series (4 books)
Publisher Omnibus Books, 2010
Lewis, Mitch & Ziersch, Nahum (ill)
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Little Red Ute series
Any two titles read from this series can be included as official Challenge books; up to five more titles can be included as your personal choice books. To see the individual book titles and their PRC ID numbers, go to the Series lists on the Booklists page on the website. Or, you can search for a series name or the individual titles by using the Search function on the top left hand corner of the screen.
Series Little Red Ute series (4 books)
Lewis, Mitch & Ziersch, Nahum (ill)
No book cover.
8660
Little Red Ute visits the farm
Red Ute and his friend Green Wheelbarrow take a tour of the farm. But, soon, Red Ute has to race to the rescue.
ISBN 9781862918528
Series Little Red Ute series (4 books)
Publisher Omnibus Books, 2010
Lewis, Mitch & Ziersch, Nahum (ill)
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35377
Little sisters are
Lovely, simple descriptions of the ups and downs of having younger sisters and why they should be loved.
ISBN 9780143501947
Publisher Puffin Australia, 2007
Norling, Beth
No book cover.
15318
Little Tawny
From the author's true experience of raising a Tawny Frogmouth. Little Tawny, a baby frogmouth, falls out of the nest and can't fly back to her mother. She is rescued and teaches children and adults about respecting all creatures.
ISBN 9780734407566
Publisher Thomas C Lothian Pty Ltd, 2005
Dale, Kim
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Little tree
In the middle of a little forest lives a Little Tree who loves the splendid leaves that keep him cool in the heat of long summer days. When Autumn arrives, the other trees drop their leaves, facing the cold winter head on. But, year after year, Little Tree hugs his leaves as tightly as he can, although they are now brown and withered. As Little Tree sits in the shadow of the other trees, he remembers when they were all the same size. He knows he has an important decision to make.
ISBN 9780399163975
Publisher Philomel Books, 2015
Long, Loren
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12284
Little white dogs can't jump
Smudge and his family have got a problem to solve. Smudge's legs are so short that he can't jump into the car. One child works out some very clever ways get Smudge into the car, but none of them work. Finally, Mum solves the problem.
ISBN 9780207198830
Publisher HarperCollins Australia, 2002
Whatley, Bruce
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7582
Little wing
On the smallest island, in the tallest tree, lived the world's smartest animal. But, there are some things that even the world's smartest animal doesn't know.
ISBN 9780702254000
Publisher University of Queensland Press, 2016
Battersby, Katherine
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70549
Littlest dinosaur and the naughty rock, The
The littlest dinosaur is in a bad mood. He sulks, shouts and throws his food on the ground. When he's sent to the naughty rock, he gets a bit of a surprise and some very helpful advice on how to handle his sulkiness.
ISBN 9781408802663
Publisher Bloomsbury, 2010
Reid, Camilla & Foreman Michael (ill)
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32929
Littlest dinosaur's big adventure, The
When the littlest dinosaur goes for a walk, he does not expect to find himself in the middle of a big, dark forest. Soon, he is very frightened. But, when he finds someone else who is afraid, the littlest dinosaur knows he has to be brave.
ISBN 9780747589839
Publisher Bloomsbury, 2009
Foreman, Michael
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51001
Lively Elizabeth
Lively Elizabeth is spirited, cheeky and very much a handful. Watch events unravel when Elizabeth, unwittingly, starts a chain reaction she can't control.
ISBN 9780340988046
Publisher Hodder Children's Books (UK), 2010
Bergman, Mara & Thomas, Cassia (ill)
No book cover.
12462
Lizzie Nonsense
Lizzie Nonsense and her mother are left alone in the Australian bush while her father is away working. Despite the hard work and isolation, Lizzie, a playful and imaginative little girl, finds joy in everyday things.
ISBN 9781877003592
Publisher Little Hare Books, 2004
Ormerod, Jan
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51813
Lizzie's list
Lizzie loves making clothes for her friends and neighbours. Even some of the larger animals in the woods want Lizzie to make them some clothes and, with a little help, she can reach high enough to take their measurements.
ISBN 9781905606276
Publisher Myriad Books Limited, 2004
Walter, Nadine & Greban, Quentin
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19278
Lonely giant, The
The forest giant likes nothing better than smashing, bashing and pulling up trees. But, when all the birds and animals disappear, the giant is very sad and lonely. He misses the crackling warmth of a fire and the sweet songs of the birds. The lonely giant sets out to restore what used to be.
ISBN 9781406361544
Publisher Walker Books, 2016
Ambrose, Sophie
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11928
Long red scarf, The
Grandpa loves the long, woolly blue scarf that his friend, Jake, wears on their fishing trips. He asks Great Aunt Maude and Cousin Isabel to knit him one but they're too busy. In the end, Grandpa knits the scarf himself.
ISBN 9781862911529
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 1992
Hilton, Nette & Power, Margaret (ill)
No book cover.
2667
Long wait, The
Deirdre does not have a sleek, velvet coat or a lean and graceful body. But to the Wilsons, she is a very special cat. Whenever they come home, she is always there waiting on the mat in the front hall. Until one day, a terrible thing happens.
ISBN 9780773730212
Publisher Stoddart Publishing, Stoddart Kids, 1997
Wilson, Budge & Fernandes, Eugenie
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50970
Look out, Suzy Goose
Suzy Goose wanders through the wood, unaware that she is being followed by a hungry fox, who is followed by a hungry wolf, who is stalked by a hungry bear. Just as well a wise owl comes to the rescue.
ISBN 9781406307139
Publisher Walker Books, 2008
Horacek, Petr
No book cover.
63650
Look see, look at me
Rhyming text and flowing illustrations capture the exuberance of a little boy who feels so big at three.
ISBN 9781741758832
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2010
Norrington, Leonie & Huxley, Dee (ill)
No book cover.
2833
Look, a book
In a dreary, underprivileged, contemporary world, two ragamuffins stumble across a book in the dust and their world begins to change. The familiar becomes fantastical, the mundane becomes magical and a fractured community finds a focus.
ISBN 9781921541803
Publisher Little Hare Books, 2011
Gleeson, Libby & Blackwood, Freya (ill)
No book cover.
12194
Look, there's a hippopotamus in the playground eating cake
On her first day at school, a little girl takes her hippopotamus for company. By the end of the day, she has made a new friend and thinks that, tomorrow, the hippopotamus might like to stay home.
ISBN 9780733614538
Series There's a hippopotamus series (6 books)
Publisher Hodder Children's Books (Australia), 2001
Edwards, Hazel & Niland, Deborah (ill)
No book cover.
12077
Looking for crabs
A family goes to the beach to look for crabs. We can see where the crabs are hiding but the family in the book just can't seem to find them.
ISBN 9780207177712
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, UK, 1999
Whatley, Bruce
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18529
Lost and found
A young boy finds a penguin at his door. He doesn't know where it came from or who it belongs to. The penguin looks sad so the boy thinks he is lost and decides to help the penguin by rowing to the South Pole.
ISBN 9780007150359
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, UK, 2005
Jeffers, Oliver
No book cover.
36671
Lost stars, The
The world is busy, bright and full of noise, powered by electricity. The stars are fed up and decide to take a holiday. No-one notices until the power fails and the search is on to find the missing stars.
ISBN 9781846434167
Publisher Child's Play International Ltd, 2011
Cumming, Hannah
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13876
Louie the pirate chef
Louie would rather be a chef than a pirate. When Captain Blackheart and his crew are busy raiding another pirate ship, Louie can only think about herb-crumbed fish fillets and lemon jelly cheesecake. No one is very impressed with Louie, until they find themselves deserted on an island with plenty of treasure but no food.
ISBN 9781921504235
Publisher Working Title Press, 2011
Mitchell, Simon & Wood, Ben (ill)
No book cover.
960
Love
There is one thing that I need most. I need it more than tea and toast.
ISBN 9781922074829
Series The invisible tree series (5 books)
Publisher Wombat Books, 2013
Lowe, Kirrily & Smith, Henry (ill)
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21450
Love from Grandma
When Emily and her family move, she has to leave her beloved grandma behind. Grandma gives her a strawberry plant to remind her of the fun they have together in the garden. While she waits for Grandma to visit, the strawberry plant grows and starts to flower and then fruit, until Grandma finally arrives, bringing the best present of all.
ISBN 9780670074099
Publisher Viking Children's, 2010
Tanner, Jane
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22783
Love, Splat
It's Valentines Day. Splat has a crush on Kitten but, whenever they meet, she pulls his ears, ties his tail and calls him smelly. His classmate, Spike, who has his own crush on Kitten, does his best to convince Splat that Kitten doesn't return his affections. Fortunately, Kitten knows that, when it comes to Valentine's Day cards, bigger isn't always better.
ISBN 9780060831578
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, UK, 2008
Scotton, Rob
No book cover.
4643
Lovely old lion
Lenny the lion loves his grandpa, King Lion. But, when King Lion starts to forget things, Lenny begins to worry. He can't understand why grandpa keeps getting muddled and doesn't want to play any more. Lenny doesn't know what to do but, with a little help from grandpa's old friends, perhaps he can find a way to help him remember.
ISBN 9781467793100
Publisher Andersen Press Ltd, 2015
Jarman, Julia & Varley, Susan (ill)
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37856
Lu-Lu's wish
This is the story of Lu-Lu who wants to do something specially creative in the world. But, no matter how hard she tries, she seems to find that being special is not for her. She finds an ordinary stone in the creek which becomes very special and it turns into a love heart which she wears with pride.
ISBN 9780734410177
Publisher Lothian Books, 2008
Zurbo, Matt
No book cover.
835
Lucas and Jack
Every week Lucas' mum visits Great Grandpop at the nursing home. And every week Lucas waits for her outside. Waiting is boring, until Lucas meets Jack.
ISBN 9781921504662
Publisher Working Title Press, 2014
Royce, Ellie & Joyner, Andrew (ill)
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3049
Lucy Goosey
It's time for young Lucy Goosey's flock to migrate but she is reluctant to commit to the dangerous journey into the unknown. Lucy hides and then assumes she has been abandoned by her mother. But, Mother has stayed behind and she and Lucy make a pact to always be there for each other.
ISBN 9781921049873
Publisher Little Hare Books, 2007
Wild, Margaret & James, Ann (ill)
No book cover.
3056

New
Lucy's book
Lucy loves to read, but there is one special book that she borrows from the library over and over again. The book is shared with her friends, dropped in the ocean, flown to China and even made into a banana sandwich. When her favourite book goes missing, Lucy, her friends and family go on a mission to find her a copy.
ISBN 9780734416599
Publisher Lothian Books, 2017
Prior, Natalie Jane & Orsini, Cheryl (ill)
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15148
Luurnpa: the magical kingfisher
A dreamtime narrative belonging to the Kukatja people of how Luurnpa rescues people from a drought and takes them to the country they now call home. Includes background notes and a map of the region.
ISBN 9781876288242
Publisher Working Title Press, 2003
Napangarti, Bai Bai & Nicholls, Christine (ed)
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