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Ocean lullaby
Ocean babies in the deep, waves are rocking them to sleep. Listen as the deep sea sighs, that's the ocean's lullaby.
ISBN 9781742769110
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2018
Odgers, Sally & Stewart, Lisa
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Octopuses, squid and cuttlefish (Marine life for young readers)
Very simple text with full page photographic illustrations that teach about marine life such as the octopus, squid and cuttlefish. Contains a glossary and index.
ISBN 9780733912979
Series Marine life for young readers series (20 books)
Publisher Longman, 1999
Swartz, Stanley L & Yin, Robert (phot)
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Odd bird out
Robert is different to the other ravens. He doesn't act like the other ravens and he looks different. How will he cope with being odd bird out.
ISBN 9781877467097
Publisher Gecko Press, 2008
Bransch, Helga
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Odd dog Christmas, An
For festive dogs a festive day. It's Christmas Eve! Hip hip hooray! Odd Dog learns what Christmas is all about. She needs to find the perfect present and she's running out of time. When she crosses paths with a festive friend in need, will she listen to her heart and give her all or continue on shopping?
ISBN 9780008413354
Publisher HarperCollins Children's Books, 2021
Biddulph, Rob
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Odd dog out
For busy dogs, a busy day, of busy work and busy play. And small dog is finding out what being different is all about. All Odd Dog wanted is to fit in, and she's prepared to go around the world to find her place in it. But sometimes it takes becoming part of the crowd to show that, actually, it's better to stand out from it.
ISBN 9780007594153
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, UK, 2016
Biddulph, Rob
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It's the small things which are the most important and Oddlet finds he isn't so odd after all.
ISBN 9781844280322
Publisher Walker Books, 2009
Dunbar, Joyce & Benson, Patrick (ill)
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Oh dear
Children lift the flaps to meet all the farm animals and help Buster when he goes down to the farmyard to fetch the eggs for grandma.
ISBN 9780333733516
Publisher Pan MacMillan, 1999
Campbell, Rod
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Oh no, George
It's hard work being good all the time. And, it's especially hard for a dog like George. Harris is off to do some shopping and asks George to be good. George really wants to be good but there's the chocolate cake, the cat and other temptations.
ISBN 9781406332254
Publisher Walker Books, 2012
Haughton, Chris
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Oh, Albert
When no one is around, Albert can't help getting into mischief. But, one day, he goes too far. Oh, Albert.
ISBN 9780670078608
Publisher Penguin Books Australia, 2016
Bell, Davina & Acton, Sara (ill)
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Oh, the places you'll go
Dr Seuss takes a look at the mishaps and misadventures that life may have in store for us.
ISBN 9780007158522
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, UK, 1990
Seuss, Dr
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Oi Cat!
According to Frog, cats sit on gnats, dogs sit on logs, raccoons sit on macaroons, armadillos sit on pillows and chicks sit on bricks. But wait! Cat doesn't like sitting on gnats, they keep biting his bottom! Will Frog and Dog help him change the rules?
ISBN 9781444932522
Publisher Hodder Children's Books (Australia), 2017
Gray, Kes & Field, Jim (ill)
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Oi Dog
Cat insists that there are rules. Only mules sit on stools, no one but hares should sit on chairs and, however irritating, dogs must sit on frogs. But, Frog's had enough, he's changing the way things are. He insists that, from now on, dogs sit on logs, not frogs. And, everyone else is going to have to sit somewhere else too. And, most importantly, Frog has to find somewhere to sit as well.
ISBN 9781444919585
Publisher Hachette Children's Books, 2016
Gray, Kes & Gray, Claire & Field, Jim (ill)
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Oi Duck-billed Platypus
Oi! Where are duck-billed platypuses meant to sit? And Kookaburras and hippopotamuses and all the other animals with impossible to rhyme with names? Over to you Frog!
ISBN 9781444937329
Publisher Hachette Children's Books, 2018
Gray, Kes & Field, Jim (ill)
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Oi Frog
Cats sit on mats, hares sit on chairs, mules sit on stools and gophers sit on sofas. But, Frog does not want to sit on a log.
ISBN 9781444910865
Publisher Hodder Children's Books (UK), 2014
Gray, Kes & Field, Jim (ill)
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Oi get off our train
A little boy is speeding through the night on his dream train to far-off lands where endangered animals beg for a lift.
ISBN 9780099853404
Publisher Red Fox, 1991
Topics / Endangered species /
Burningham, John
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Old dog
The young pups don't want to visit Grandpa. They think that he's boring and only wants to talk about the olden days. They don't believe that he was ever young or had fun. But, Grandpa still has a few tricks up his sleeve.
ISBN 9781842706978
Publisher Andersen Press Ltd, 2008
Willis, Jeanne & Ross, Tony (ill)
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Old fellow
Take a walk through one day in the life of two best friends, a man and his dog. This book is full of unspoken friendship and love. The importance of neighbours and community is shown in this very special story.
ISBN 9781760652395
Publisher Walker Books, 2022
Cheng, Christopher & Anelli, Liz (ill)
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Old friends, new friends
A brand-new school year! I can't wait! Hang on, none of my old friends are in my new class!
ISBN 9780733338137
Publisher ABC Books, 2018
Daddo, Andrew & Bentley, Jonathan (ill)
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Old Macdonald had a farm
Make lots of animal noises as you read along to this well-known nursery rhyme.
ISBN 9780859530538
Series Classic books with holes series (21 books)
Publisher Child's Play International Ltd, 2006
Adams, Pam (ill)
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Old man emu
This iconic Australian song tells the very funny tale of the emu and its many traits - good and bad: He can't fly, but I'm telling you, he can run the pants off a kangaroo! The story compares the emu to lots of other Australian birds (galah, cockatoo, wedge-tail eagle, kookaburra) and of course to the kangaroo, providing wonderful opportunities for hilarious illustrations.
ISBN 9781760898793
Publisher Puffin Australia, 2020
WIlliamson, John & McLean, Simon (ill)
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Old man who loved to sing, The
An old man moves to a secluded valley where he can sing, whistle and play his music all day long. The animals in the valley become accustomed to the old man's music and even learn to love it. Then, one day the valley falls silent.
ISBN 9781865048048
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2004
Winch, John
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Old mother Hubbard
The traditional nursery rhyme is well-presented and illustrated.
ISBN 9781862333048
Publisher Gullane Children's Books Ltd, 2001
Cabrera, Jane
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Old pig
After a life-time of sharing how to do things, Grandmother Pig prepares her grand-daughter for the inevitable, sad day she will no longer be with her. The event is foreshadowed in a sensitive way.
ISBN 9781741757064
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 1997
Wild, Margaret & Brooks, Ron (ill)
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Old steam train, The
Poppy, Sam and Mrs Boots help to restore Apple Tree Station and enjoy seeing its steam train run again. The book comes with a great map of the Apple Tree line.
ISBN 9780746033364
Publisher Usborne Publishing Ltd, 1999
Amery, Heather & Cartwright, Stephen(ill)
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Old Tom
Old Tom is a lovable, battle-scarred tom cat. The story begins with Old Tom arriving in a basket outside Angela Throgmorton's front door. He has many adventures and is a wickedly appealing, naughty cat.
ISBN 9780140369793
Publisher Penguin, 2004
Hobbs, Leigh
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Old Tom at the beach
Old Tom, the loveable old tom cat, has never been to the beach before and is eager to see the sights. But, even he cannot foresee the unexpected adventures that lie ahead.
ISBN 9780140377057
Publisher Puffin Australia, 1995
Hobbs, Leigh
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Old Tom's big book of beauty
Angela Throgmorton adores Old Tom, but that doesn't mean that there isn't room for improvement. When she gives him The Big Book of Beauty the results are astonishing. But will The Big Book of Beauty go to Old Tom's head?
ISBN 9781743314142
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2013
Hobbs, Leigh
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Old Tom's holiday
When Angela Throgmorton wins a luxury holiday, she has to leave Old Tom, her irrepressible cat, at home, or so she thinks.
ISBN 9780733310737
Publisher ABC Books, 2002
Hobbs, Leigh
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Old woman who loved to read, The
The old woman thought she would have plenty of time to read when she moved to the country. Unfortunately, there is always something to do.
ISBN 9781865048055
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2004
Winch, John
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Olga the Brolga
Olga, the brolga, wants to dance but nobody will join her. She decides to dance by herself and, soon, a crowd of Australian animals pick up the beat in this delightfully illustrated, rhyming tale.
ISBN 9780207197581
Publisher Angus & Robertson (HarperCollins), 2002
Clement, Rod
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Oliver is a curious explorer, so he asks a lot of questions. Then, one day in the bathtub, he hears a strange gurgle. "What lives down the drain?" he wonders. Soon Oliver is headed down the drain in his homemade submarine on a spectacular mission.
ISBN 9780062022103
Publisher Harper, 2012
Rossell, Judith
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Oliver and George
Oliver is ready to play, but George the bear is busy. Oliver tries to get George's attention, but what happens when a boy bothers a bear too many times.
ISBN 9781925059083
Publisher New Frontier Publishing, 2014
Carnavas, Peter
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Oliver who travelled far and wide
Oliver Donnington Rimington-Sneep woke from his sleep to find that Bat and Owl and Fox were there, but he couldn't see Ted anywhere.
ISBN 9780340981634
Publisher Hodder Children's Books (UK), 2009
Bergman, Mara & Maland, Nick (ill)
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Oliver's egg
Oliver believes his chook is going to lay the biggest egg ever. But, the other chooks start laying and Oliver is still waiting. Oliver wonders if his chook will ever lay an egg.
ISBN 9780143300250
Series Aussie nibbles (51 books)
Publisher Penguin, 2003
Costain, Meredith & Power, Margaret (ill)
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Simple black and grey illustrations, with a splash of red, are a feature of this picture book. Olivia is a feisty piglet who has far too much energy and is always getting into mischief.
ISBN 9780689829536
Publisher Simon & Schuster, 2000
Falconer, Ian
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Olivia and the missing toy
When her best toy mysteriously disappears, Olivia, the feisty piglet, is determined to find out who is responsible.
ISBN 9780689852916
Publisher Simon & Schuster, 2003
Falconer, Ian
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Olivia saves the circus
At school, Olivia, the piglet, tells how she went to the circus and all the performers were sick. Olivia tells how she saved the day by becoming Olivia the Lion Tamer, Olivia the Tattooed Lady and many more.
ISBN 9780689829543
Publisher Simon & Schuster, 2002
Falconer, Ian
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Olivia's voice
Listen. Silence. Love, words, friendship and colour need no sound. My name is Olivia and this is my world.
ISBN 9781925227192
Publisher MidnightSun Publishing, 2017
Lucas, Mike & Harrison, Jennifer (ill)
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Ollie and the wind
Ollie lives on a small island. There aren't many people around but he does have lots of space to play. One day, when the wind steals his hat, Ollie tries to catch the wind in a net so he can ask what it's done with his hat. Then the wind takes Ollie's scarf. He tries to catch the wind in a can this time, but that also fails. Ollie thinks the wind is very naughty. It's only when the wind whisks his balloon away that Ollie realises it just wants to play. But, now, he has to find out what kinds of things it likes to play with.
ISBN 9780857988485
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2015
Ghosh, Ronojoy
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Ollie's treasure
When Ollie's grandmother sends him a letter with a treasure map, he's so excited! What could his treasure be? The latest toy? That game he's wanted forever? But this treasure is something completely different. Join Ollie as he goes on a rather unexpected adventure and discovers that if we only pay attention to what's around us, the greatest treasure of all is actually with us all the time.
ISBN 9781925335422
Publisher EK Books, 2017
Jenkins, Lynn & Lonergan, Kirrili (ill)
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Olly and me
Beautifully illustrated collection of sophisticated poetry for the very young. Mum's birthday, Saturday shopping, fireworks and water play are all captured in blank verse.
ISBN 9781844285259
Publisher Walker Books, 2004
Hughes, Shirley
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Oma's buttons
Ruthie loves visiting her Oma. They always have lots of fun together. One day Ruthie finds a pretty tin while playing hide and seek at her Oma's house. It's full of Oma's beautiful 'memory buttons'. Each button reminds Oma of a special person in her life and a story to share with Ruthie. And of course Ruthie must have a memory button of her own!
ISBN 9780143786573
Publisher Penguin Books Australia, 2018
Ingram, Tania & Harrison, Jennifer
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Omar the strongman
Omar is very busy with his new job at the zoo. He makes friends with Mavis the elephant, who helps him unveil an act of his own.
ISBN 9781742834368
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2013
Rogers, Gregory
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On my way
On my way to school, Mumma, guess what I saw? A pig chasing a wig! A goat rowing a boat! A delightful story about all the extraordinary things you can see on your travels.
ISBN 9781742994093
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2019
Masson, Sophie & Howe, Simon (ill)
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On our way to the beach
A little girl is going to the beach for the first time with her family and she is trying to imagine what it will look like. The trip to the beach takes several days and the journey is full of experiences and special moments, which influence her imagination. When the family finally arrives at the beach, nothing has prepared the girl for what she eventually sees.
ISBN 9781862915206
Publisher Omnibus Books, 2004
Laguna, Sofie
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On the day you were born
A proud father shows his new baby the wonderful new world to which it now belongs - the smells, the sounds, the colours and the inhabitants are all introduced to the new child. The illustrations reinforce the atmosphere of love, pride and home.
ISBN 9781741147544
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2013
Wild, Margaret & Brooks, Ron (ill)
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On the night of the shooting star
Bunny looks at Dog. Dog looks at Bunny. No one says hello. Or hi. But on the night of the shooting star, two doors open...
ISBN 9781406377330
Publisher Walker Books, 2017
Hest, Amy & Desmond, Jenni (ill)
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On the night you were born
Through rhyming text, this book celebrates you and the joy you have brought just by being.
ISBN 9781741693935
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2009
Tillman, Nancy
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On the way home
Claire sets off on her way home to show her mum her bad knee. On the way, she tells her story to lots of friends.
ISBN 9780333375723
Publisher MacMillan, 2000
Murphy, Jill
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On the way to Nana's
I'm on the way to Nana's house, what will I see!
ISBN 9781925360301
Publisher Magabala Books, 2017
Haji-Ali, Frances & Haji-Ali, Lindsay & Hardy, David (ill)
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Once there were giants
To the baby in the house, Mum and Dad and Jill and John and Uncle Tom are giants. But, little by little, that baby grows up, until she becomes a giant too.
ISBN 9780744578362
Publisher Walker Books, 2001
Waddell, Martin & Dale, Penny (ill)
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Once upon a golden apple
Daddy tries out all sorts of alternative storylines in his fairytale but the children object to all but the most predictable. Delightfully, the story is even more important than the food.
ISBN 9780140541649
Publisher Penguin Books Canada, 1993
Little, Jean & de Vries, Maggie & Gilman, Phoebe (ill)
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Once upon a northern night
As a little boy sleeps soundly, wrapped up warm in bed, a winter tableau slowly builds outside, beginning with a single snowflake. The beauty and wonder of a northern winter night unfolds, with images of a soft snowfall, the wild animals that appear in the garden, the gentle rhythm of the northern lights and the etchings of frost on the window pane.
ISBN 9781406362459
Publisher Walker Books, 2015
Pendziwol, Jean E & Arsenault, Isabelle (ill)
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Once upon a picnic
A small boy goes on a picnic with his Mum and Dad and it's sure to be boring with no one to play with. While his parents just sit and stare, the boy sees many amazing and well-known characters.
ISBN 9781406306323
Publisher Walker Books, 2008
Prater, John
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Once upon a small rhinoceros
Once, there was a small rhinoceros who wanted to see the big world....
ISBN 9781925126709
Publisher Walker Books, 2017
McKinlay, Meg & Rudge, Leila (ill)
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Once upon a time
A boy and his mother spend a boring day at home doing mundane chores, oblivious to the street full of famous fairy tale and nursery rhyme characters playing out bizarre scenes all around the neighbourhood.
ISBN 9781406306330
Publisher Walker Books, 2007
Prater, John
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One blue shoe
A bright and joyful exploration of counting and number concepts as readers search for a missing blue shoe. Numbers 1 to 10 are introduced using rhyme as readers are encouraged to count familiar objects, then further extended with the exploration of addition and subtraction.
ISBN 9781925870558
Publisher Affirm Press, 2021
Godwin, Jane & Reiseger, Jane (ill)
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One blue sock
Theo Leo is an ordinary boy in many ways, he likes to jump, dig and collect things. In other ways, he is very different and this can lead to all sorts of wonderful discoveries.
ISBN 9781741660838
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2007
Ballou, Emily & King, Stephen Michael (ill)
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One book was all it took
Violet has searched high and low but cannot find a book that she has not already read. She would love a library in her town with an endless supply of stories, but she is not sure if anyone hear her request. When she finds a book under the dining table, it leads to an unbelievable chain of events which changes her town forever.
ISBN 9781922539137
Publisher Exisle Publishing, 2022
Shurety, Wenda & Calautti, Amy (ill)
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One day in the eucalyptus, eucalyptus tree
One day in the leaves of eucalyptus tree hung a scare in the air where no eye could see, when along skipped a boy with a whirly-twirly toy, to the shade of the eucalyptus, eucalyptus tree.
ISBN 9780062354853
Publisher HarperCollins US, 2016
Bernstrom, Daniel & Wenzel, Brendan (ill)
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One dragon's dream
A clever counting book full of hidden surprises. Each picture poses a challenge to find the matching objects and visual puns and puzzles that can be discovered within.
ISBN 9781921150746
Publisher Walker Books, 2009
Pavey, Peter
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One elephant went out to play
I wonder how many elephants a spider web can hold. It's certainly not built for bouncing. Count along as each page is turned and another elephant is added.
ISBN 9781846431074
Series Classic books with holes series (21 books)
Publisher Child's Play International Ltd, 2007
Topics / K-2 Numeracy /
Rescek, Sanja (ill)
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One fish two fish red fish blue fish
This book explores some of the funny things that exist in Dr Seuss's fantasy world. Along the way, young children are introduced to colours, counting, opposites and rhyme.
ISBN 9780007158560
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, UK, 2003
Topics / K-2 Numeracy /
Seuss, Dr
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One funky monkey
Join in the dance and count with a funky monkey, some hip-hopping elephants, jiving giraffes, moonwalking meerkats and lots of other animals.
ISBN 9781921150456
Publisher Walker Books Australia Pty Ltd, 2010
McCleary, Stacey & Degennaro, Sue (ill)
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One is a snail, ten is a crab
The humour continues to build in this excellent counting book which deals with numerals 1-10 and multiples of 10.
ISBN 9781844281640
Publisher Walker Books, 2004
Topics / K-2 Numeracy /
Sayre, April Pulley & Jeff Sayre & Cecil, Randy (ill)
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One keen koala
One keen koala and all of the animal friends are ready for school! Count along in this beautiful introduction to the fun of school.
ISBN 9781743629291
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2017
Wild, Margaret & Whatley, Bruce (ill)
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One little duck
One little duck went out one day, over the hills and far away. Mother Duck said 'Moo Moo Moo Moo,' and Cow said, 'Wait! Now I'm coming too.' Mother Duck has forgotten how to quack! Every day she tries a new barnyard call, and every night Little Duck returns with a new farm friend.
ISBN 9781460761649
Publisher Angus & Robertson (HarperCollins), 2023
Germein, Katrina & Snell, Danny (ill)
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One little goat
It starts with one little goat. It ends with one little goat. But what happens in-between is a whirlwind of nonsense and fun.
ISBN 9781742976921
Publisher Little Hare Books, 2017
Dubosarsky, Ursula & Joyner, Andrew (ill)
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One lonely sea horse
In search of some friends, a lone seahorse encounters a range of sea creatures. In the course of the journey, the seahorse learns to count to ten. Intriguing collage illustrations made of vegetables feature in this counting book.
ISBN 9780439110143
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2000
Topics / K-2 Numeracy /
Freymann, Saxton
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One more sheep
Sam has ten sheep and he has to be sure that he's fetched them all in from the wild, windy moor. To do this, Sam has to count them but, as everyone knows, counting sheep sends you to sleep.
ISBN 9780340805862
Publisher Hodder Children's Books (Australia), 2004
Topics / K-2 Numeracy /
Kelly, Mij & Ayto, Russell (ill)
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One of those days
When Samantha wakes up, she discovers it's one of those days, a day when her imagination can carry her away to fantastic settings and amazing adventures.
ISBN 9781741693348
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2009
Heffernan, John & Perkins, Gwyn (ill)
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One runaway rabbit
One pet rabbit. One dark night. One hungry fox.
ISBN 9781760523558
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2019
Metzenthen, David & Murphy, Mairead (ill)
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One Sunday
Outside the wind blew, the trees groaned and the tiny wooden house creaked. Eeeeeek. Inside, a delicious roast dinner was cooking. The little old man was expecting visitors. The little old woman said no one would come. Who was right.
ISBN 9780670077656
Publisher Viking Children's, 2014
Allen, Pamela
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One ted falls out of bed
Ted is taken on an adventure after falling out of bed and not being able to get back in.
ISBN 9780333947814
Publisher MacMillan, 2004
Topics / K-2 Numeracy /
Donaldson, Julia & Currey, Anna (ill)
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One thousand trees
Deep in the heart of the city, Frankie dreams of a thousand trees. Over them, under them, through them, above them.
ISBN 9781925164725
Publisher Fremantle Press, 2017
Hughes-Odgers, Kyle
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One to ten and back again
Best friends, Nick and Sue, go on a counting journey to ten and back again.
ISBN 9780140567861
Publisher Penguin Books Australia, 2005
Topics / K-2 Numeracy /
Sharratt, Nick & Heap, Sue
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One tree
One tall tree on the mountain once marked Grandfather's farm. Now there is a busy city and Grandfather lives with us in our apartment. Once he told stories but now he stays silent. Until one day, in the city market, I find something precious ...something that brings Grandfather's memories alive again.
ISBN 9780143786733
Publisher Penguin Books Australia, 2019
Cheng, Christopher & Whatley, Bruce (ill)
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One very tired wombat
How hard can it be to find a little peace and quiet. Unfortunately for wombat, he's about to find out.
ISBN 9781742755786
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2012
Treml, Renee
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One woolly wombat
Zany Australian animals parade through this counting book, including five pesky platypuses and fourteen slick seals.
ISBN 9780140507584
Publisher Omnibus Books, 1987
Trinca, Rod & Argent, Kerry (ill)
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One, two, cockatoo
A delightful counting and hide-and-seek book rolled into one. Children will love learning to count from one to ten as they search for the cockatoos hidden in the pages.
ISBN 9781741664454
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2009
Topics / K-2 Numeracy /
Garson, Sarah
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Only fish fall from the sky
A boy wakes from a marvellous dream, where it rains fish instead of water, people dance through dinner and children sleep with tigers, to find the world is not quite as he left it.
ISBN 9781576877579
Publisher POW Kids Books, 2015
Parsons, Leif
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Oona and her best friend Otto love to search for treasure...and often find trouble instead. Messy trouble. Tricky trouble. Even shark-related trouble. That's never stopped them before, though! After all, no proper treasure hunt is without some adventure. But when the grandest treasure yet is stuck in a deep, dark rift, Oona's not sure if she can dive right in. What might be waiting for her in those unknown waters.
ISBN 9780062982247
Publisher HarperCollins Children's Books, 2021
DiPucchio, Kelly & Figueroa, Raissa (ill)
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A family suffers a series of mishaps as they race frantically through the streets of Paris to get to the airport in time for their holiday trip. It all starts when near-sighted Aunt Roberta's bar of soap is jettisoned out of her apartment, setting off a chain of events that thwarts the unsuspecting family's every move to make the flight on time.
ISBN 9780810987494
Publisher Abrams Books, 2010
Fromental, Jean-Luc & Jolivet, Joelle (ill)
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Preston sets off to take a basket of food to his granny's, wearing a red coat and hood, and looking very much like Little Red Riding Hood. As ever, Mister Wolf is in hot pursuit but he can't think which story Preston's red coat and hood reminds him of so he can't remember what to do.
ISBN 9781842707128
Publisher Andersen Press Ltd, 2008
McNaughton, Colin
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Opera house mouse
Mouse can't sleep at night as he is kept awake by sounds of music. He goes exploring and sets out to climb a mountain. He encounters dangers but is rewarded when he reaches the top.
ISBN 9781876289294
Publisher Margaret Hamilton, 2000
Chapman, Jean & Oliver, Tony (ill)
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Orchard book of nursery stories, The
Large print and plenty of attractive illustrations in this perfect introduction to traditional stories like Goldilocks and Henny Penny. Fifteen favourite, traditional stories are retold for the very young.
ISBN 9781843626930
Publisher Orchard Books, 1993
Windham, Sophie
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Oscar and the bat: a book about sound
Oscar is a curious kitten. One evening, in a field, he hears a blackbird singing and is full of questions about sound. Luckily, bat is nearby to help with the answers.
ISBN 9781406304985
Series Start with science series (5 books)
Publisher Walker Books, 2007
Waring, Geoff
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Oscar and the bird: a book about electricity
Oscar, the curious kitten, accidentally starts the farm tractor. Now he is full of questions about electricity and how it works. Bird is there to help him as they discuss switches, wires, circuits, batteries power and safety.
ISBN 9780763640323
Series Start with science series (5 books)
Publisher Walker Books, 2009
Waring, Geoff
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Oscar and the cricket: a book about moving and rolling
Oscar is a curious kitten and when he finds a ball, he is full of questions about rolling and moving. Luckily, cricket is nearby to help with the answers.
ISBN 9781406304978
Series Start with science series (5 books)
Publisher Walker Books, 2007
Waring, Geoff
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Oscar and the frog: a book about growing
Oscar is a curious kitten and when he goes to the pond, he is full of questions about growing things. Luckily, frog is nearby to help with the answers.
ISBN 9781406304961
Series Start with science series (5 books)
Publisher Walker Books, 2007
Waring, Geoff
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Oscar and the moth: a book about light and dark
Oscar is a curious kitten and one evening as he watches the sunset, he is full of questions about light and dark. The little moth nearby helps with all the answers.
ISBN 9781844287383
Series Start with science series (5 books)
Publisher Walker Books, 2007
Waring, Geoff
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Oscar and the snail: a book about things we use
Oscar is a curious kitten and when he finds a nest in the garden made out of twigs and moss, he is full of questions about using things. Luckily, Snail is nearby to help with the answers.
ISBN 9781406319736
Series Start with science series (5 books)
Publisher Walker Books, 2009
Waring, Geoff
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Oscar cat-about-town
When Oscar is brought to the vet's surgery as a starving, stray cat, he finds a home with the vet and his family. But, it soon becomes clear that the tabby cat, with the extra loud purr, is no ordinary cat.
ISBN 9780330320665
Publisher Pan Macmillan London, 1992
Herriot, James & Brown, Ruth (ill)
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Oscar the hungry unicorn
Oscar the Unicorn has eaten his stable so he needs to find somewhere else to live. Not easy if you're a unicorn who eats everything in sight. No one wants him around: not the pirates or the fairies or the dragons. Will Oscar ever find a place to call home? Well, it just so happens that Princess Oola has been searching for a unicorn forever.
ISBN 9781408355756
Publisher Hachette Children's Books, 2018
Carter, Lou & Dyson, Nikki (ill)
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Oscar's half birthday
A family and community celebrate Oscar's half birthday. A story of love and celebration.
ISBN 9781844280292
Publisher Walker Books, 2005
Graham, Bob
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Oscar's tower of flowers
When Oscar's mum has to go away for a while, Oscar feels a bit lost. But then he waters a forgotten, wilting plant. The leaves perk up and Oscar perks up, too. Oscar soon discovers the joy of sowing seeds, lots and lots of seeds.
ISBN 9781406391879
Publisher Walker Books, 2021
Tobia, Lauren
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Other bears, The
Mother and Father Koala are suspicious of the other bears and surprised that they are so different. But, the little koalas have other ideas.
ISBN 9781921361951
Publisher Fremantle Press, 2010
Thompson, Michael
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Other brother, The
Jayden James thought his family was perfect - until last Wednesday when Mitchell David arrived. Now the car's too small, picnics are ruined and no one's paying attention to Jayden anymore. Jayden knows something needs to be done. And he's the only one who can do it! A gentle story about acceptance, belonging and what it means to be family.
ISBN 9781925563689
Publisher Wombat Books, 2020
Jaye, Penny & Cooper Smith, Heidi
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Ouch! Tales of gravity
Have you ever wondered how gravity works? Or what life would be like without gravity? Find out in this fun introduction to the idea that what goes up must come down.
ISBN 9781760526610
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2022
Simpson, Kate & Hardiman, Andy (ill)
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Our baby
Babies come in all shapes and sizes, and from all sorts of families. Some babies have a mum and a dad. Some have two mums or two dads. Our baby has a mum and a dad and a big sister, me. Some babies have snotty noses, tufty hair or no hair at all. Some babies like going to cafes or to the park. Some like playing at home. Every baby is different, and every one of them is special.
ISBN 9781921504785
Publisher Working Title Press, 2015
Wild, Margaret & Blair, Karen (ill)
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Our daft dog Danny
In the winter, we love visiting Uncle Peter and going to the beach with his dog, Millie. But, the day we took our dog Danny with us, everything went wrong. Then, a good idea saved the day.
ISBN 9780670073351
Publisher Penguin Books Australia, 2009
Allen, Pamela
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Our dog
Our dog is not the best-behaved dog in the world. Our dog jumps in puddles and mud when we go for walks. We try to wash and dry our dog, but our dog just won't stay clean.
ISBN 9780744531794
Publisher Walker Books, 2001
Oxenbury, Helen
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Our dog Benji
Benji will eat anything. From ice cream to insects, he's eager to try it all! His young owner isn't quite so adventurous. But perhaps Benji can inspire him to be a little less fussy.
ISBN 9781925335330
Publisher EK Books, 2017
Carter, Pete & Henderson, James (ill)
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Our dragon
Our dragon is a special dragon with a loving mum and dad. He is a sweetie. Except, well, when he is not. He never means to cause trouble, but he is a baby dragon, after all. A tender and funny book about unconditional love.
ISBN 9781761049828
Publisher Penguin, 2023
Fox, Mem & Davick, Linda (ill)
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Our granny
This granny has a wobbly bottom, marches at demonstrations and is full of kisses for the grandchildren with whom she lives. Other grannies are compared to this one. Most children will find a granny that appeals to them.
ISBN 9781862913509
Publisher Omnibus Books, 1997
Wild, Margaret & Vivas, Julie (ill)
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Our home on wheels
Ride along with Hunter as she discovers beaches and billabongs, paddocks and plains, forests and dugouts, and even underwater worlds. A big adventure awaits!
ISBN 9781761046827
Publisher Penguin, 2022
Parry-Valentine, Jessica & Stephen & Spink, Ashlee (ill)
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Our last trip to the market
What a fabulous morning to go the market! That busker is dressed as a clown. And there's fruit and a baker. There are people on bikes. Annabelle, please put that down!
ISBN 9781925266962
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2017
Clarke, Lorin & Vane, Mitch (ill)
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Our little inventor
Far from Nell's home in the countryside, the Big city is growing more polluted every day - and Nell has a brilliant mind and an ingenious invention. She sets off on the long journey, only to find that the problem is far worse than she'd imagined. But Nell is determined to succeed.
ISBN 9781760523565
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2019
Ng, Sher Rill
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Our love grows
Pip is an adorable, roly-poly little panda, who is playful and curious. Mama explains to him how he will grow, just like the world around them.
ISBN 9781743626269
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2015
Pignataro, Anna
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Our school fete
The whole family joins in the preparations for the school fete. Dad cooks chutney and mum draws a map of the school. Everyone has a job to do.
ISBN 9780733308826
Publisher ABC Books, 2004
Pfanner, Louise & Gamble, Kim (ill)
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Our tree named Steve
A family moves into their new house. As they grow older, the one constant is 'Steve', a massive tree in their backyard sharing their lives, their ups and downs.
ISBN 9780399237225
Publisher Penguin USA, 2005
Zweibel, Alan & Catrow, David (ill)
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Out and about
A collection of beautifully illustrated blank verse for the very young exploring nature - mud, water, fire, mist and wind - and a child's feelings. Double-page illustrations will delight children who love detail.
ISBN 9781844284733
Publisher Walker Books, 2005
Hughes, Shirley
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Out and about with Maisy
There are chickens and pigs to feed and the cow to milk. After the chores are finished, there's just one more thing to do - eat a yummy breakfast.
ISBN 9780744594218
Series Maisy series (44 books)
Publisher Walker Books, 2002
Cousins, Lucy
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Out of nowhere
Beetle and Caterpillar are best friends. Every day, they sit together on a big rock, sharing a picnic and looking out over the forest. But one day, Caterpillar goes missing and, try as he might, Beetle cannot find her. Just as he is about to give up hope, a very friendly (and rather familiar) butterfly appears out of nowhere. Can it be his friend? She might look different but she is still just the same and they are together again, at last.
ISBN 9781788008389
Publisher Nosy Crow Ltd, 2020
Naylor-Ballesteros, Chris
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Out of the egg
Reworked version of the traditional tale of the hardworking, unaided Little Red Hen continues until her own baby chick befriends the offspring of the lazy cat, the rat and the pig and together they play. By the end of the day, each baby learns a new lesson in forgiveness and sharing.
ISBN 9781921150357
Publisher Walker Books, 2008
Matthews, Tina
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It's the fluttery leaves in the magical breeze in the summery sun outside.
ISBN 9781921894688
Publisher Little Hare Books, 2015
Hathorn, Libby & Voutila, Ritva
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Over in the clover
Meet busy beavers, tumbling tigers, tiny tadpoles and lots more in this rhyming, counting book.
ISBN 9780192791702
Publisher Oxford University Press, 2009
Topics / K-2 Numeracy /
Ormerod, Jan & Gardiner, Lindsay (ill)
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Over in the meadow
Read along and count with the animals.
ISBN 9780859539494
Series Classic books with holes series (21 books)
Publisher Child's Play International Ltd, 2002
Topics / K-2 Numeracy /
Evans, Michael (ill)
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Over the moon: let love in
Fueled with determination and a passion for science, a bright young girl named Fei Fei builds a rocket ship to the moon to prove the existence of a legendary Moon Goddess. There she ends up on the adventure of a lifetime and discovers a whimsical land of fantastical creatures.
ISBN 9780063002418
Publisher HarperCollins Australia, 2021
Hoster, Colin & Dey, Sia & Wang, Yujia (ill) & Myers, Brittany (ill)
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Over the ocean
A young girl gazes out to where the water meets the sky and wonders what lies beyond the waves. She thinks there might be boats filled with toys or skyscrapers filled with people or houses filled with families. Or, maybe, over the ocean stands someone not so different from the girl herself, returning her gaze.
ISBN 9781452145150
Publisher Chronicle Books, 2016
Gomi, Taro
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Owl and star
The sparkle of the stars was important to Owl. He watched as they greeted him at dusk and at dawn would fall asleep to their gentle light. Owl was worried after his favourite little star didn't come out one night. He went searching far and wide for his little friend. Where could Little Star be?
ISBN 9781760992156
Publisher Fremantle Press, 2022
Milroy, Helen
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Owl and the pussy cat, The
In this beautifully illustrated edition of the well-known nonsense poem by Edward Lear, the Owl and the Pussycat sail across the sea and travel into lush jungles, all by the light of the moon.
ISBN 9781741789362
Publisher The Five Mile Press Pty Ltd, 2008
Lear, Edward & Mortimer, Anne (ill)
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Owl and the pussycat, The
The beautiful, classic poem of the Owl and the Pussycat and their adventure to get married.
ISBN 9780733319143
Publisher Australian Broadcasting Corporation, 2006
Lear, Edward & Wilson, Anne (ill)
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Owl at school
Meg sends Owl to school for the first time and he has to learn some very unusual lessons.
ISBN 9780140568875
Publisher Puffin UK, 2002
Nicoll, Helen & Pienkowski, Jan (ill)
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Owl babies
The story of three baby owls who wake up one night in their hole in the tree to find that their mother has gone. They sit on the branch and wait, wondering when she will return.
ISBN 9780744563139
Publisher Walker Books, 1998
Waddell, Martin & Benson, Patrick (ill)
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Owl's lost hoot
Owl is ill and hasn't hooted all night. The Dewdrop fairies join forces to help make Owl's hoot return.
ISBN 9780552557559
Series Dewdrop series (8 of 8)
Publisher Random House Children's Books, 2009
MacCarthy, Patricia
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Oww: a wriggly piglet with a prickly problem
Piggly, the wriggly piglet, has a problem, a quite painful problem. Everyone wants to help but their best efforts only cause them a problem too. Assistance comes from an unexpected and seemingly unhelpful encounter.
ISBN 9780007767977
Publisher Collins, 2003
Rosen, Michael & Langley, Jonathan (ill)
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Ozzie goes to school
Ozzie isn't afraid of much. Not the cool dark of the container when the door is closed at night. Not snakes. Not even of the crocodiles that he and his dad watch out for on the beach during the day. But there is something Ozzie is afraid of...starting school!
ISBN 9781921504907
Publisher Working Title Press, 2019
Crabb, Jocelyn & Snell, Danny (ill)
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