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Contains fascinating factual information about oceans with plenty of descriptions and images.
ISBN 9781405304719
Series Eyewonder series (22 books)
Publisher Dorling Kindersley, 2004
Dorling Kindersley (pub)
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Ocean deep
Nearly three quarters of our Earth is water but most of it remains unexplored. This unique book takes you on a journey to the depths of the ocean and explores the sea life you will find there.
ISBN 9780859539296
Publisher Child's Play International Ltd, 2011
Hatfield, Richard
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Oceans and seas
Read about the fascinating underwater world, from the deepest oceans to the shallows, home to saltwater-dwelling creatures and plants. Simple explanations and beautiful illustrations provide information on a variety of creatures and plants.
ISBN 9780753457580
Series Kingfisher young knowledge series (19 books)
Publisher Kingfisher, 2004
Davies, Nicola
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Odd and the frost giants
Odd's life has been less than perfect so far. His father died on a Viking expedition, his foot was crushed beneath a tree and the winter seems to be going on for ever. But, when Odd flees to the woods and releases a trapped bear, his luck begins to change.
ISBN 9780747598114
Publisher Bloomsbury, 2010
Gaiman, Neil
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Odd one out
Planet Plantagan's air is being polluted and the vine aliens are suffering. When Space Cadets Star Girl and Comet XS are sent to investigate they get themselves into a tangle. Can they trust each other enough to save the planet and its vine aliens?
ISBN 9781420290301
Series Star Girl series (2 of 16)
Publisher MacMillan, 2012
Park, Louise
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Odds, The
What would you do if you woke up in the morning to see ten comic characters from your imagination eyeballing you? When Kip wakes up to find ten odd characters staring angrily at her, she thinks she is dreaming, but soon realises they need to go back to their own worlds - comics, TV shows, games, books, even nightmares - but how? This funny graphic novel has fabulous illustrations and a heart warming story, as Kip learns to embrace who she is and face her fears.
ISBN 9780733340635
Publisher ABC Audio - Enterprises, 2020
Stanton, Matt
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Odds, The: Power of being odd
In the third and final book of The Odds trilogy, Kip leads her father and all her odd imaginary friends to the world of the imaginatorium; a building where all her imaginary friends can stay forever, so can she if she doesn't want to go back to the real world. Inside there are strange new characters, secret doors and terrifying fears. Who holds the key to getting back out? Will Kip, her dad and her friends want to leave? What are the weird dots appearing everywhere? Going into this mysterious building was easy, but will leaving be just as easy?
ISBN 9780733340659
Publisher HarperCollins Australia, 2023
Stanton, Matt
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Odds, The: Run, Odds, run
Why is Kip being followed by a mysterious stranger? Kip, Dad and the Odds are on the run in this second book in The Odds series. Kip's power is her imagination - will it be enough to outwit the woman in black? Fast paced and easy to read, this funny graphic novel has fabulous illustrations and will leave you wanting more.
ISBN 9780733340642
Publisher ABC Books, 2021
Stanton, Matt
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Odelia and the Varmint
Join Odelia as she pairs up with the rude and dangerous Captain Blunderfuss in an attempt to discover the treasure she needs to save her family.
ISBN 9781922326713
Publisher New Frontier Publishing, 2023
Moore, Jenny & Pagenelli, Elisa (ill)
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Odyssey, The
The story of a clever but unlucky Greek hero who just wants to get home. But, fate has other ideas.
ISBN 9781409522348
Publisher Usborne Publishing Ltd, 2011
Stowell, Louie (retell) & Pincelli, Matteo (ill)
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Of thee I sing: a letter to my daughters
Prior to becoming the United States President, Barack Obama wrote a tribute to thirteen ground-breaking Americans and the ideals that shaped their nation. From the artistry of Georgia O'Keeffe, to the courage of Jackie Robinson, to the patriotism of George Washington, President Obama sees the traits of these heroes within his own children, and within all of America's children.
ISBN 9780375835278
Publisher Knopf Publishing Group, 2010
Obama, Barack & Long, Loren (ill)
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Off we go around Australia
From the tip of the Top End to way out west, Australia is packed with magical things to see and do. So off we go! Sailing and surfing, caving and kayaking, camping under big skies and exploring underground. Join the madness of these family holidays
ISBN 9781760526740
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2021
Harvey, Roland
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Officer clawsome: Lobster cop
Is there really a shark in Caper Cove? Who stole Kelpy's? And how did the thief steal an entire building? Officer Clawsome and Stariana are on the job - can they track down the culprit and bring them to justice, saving Kelpy's in the process?"
ISBN 9780008611460
Publisher HarperCollins US, 2023
Smith, Brian "Smitty" & Giarrusso, Chris (ill)
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Old Bun and the burglar
Old Bun can't believe his luck. Soon after he receives a note warning him about burglars in Mouseville, three strong mice from the Rich Mouse Guard Company offer to help.
ISBN 9781876288488
Publisher Working Title Press, 2005
Rodda, Emily & McLean, Andrew (ill)
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Old enough to save the planet
Meet kids around the world, kids just like you, who are making a positive different to take action against climate change. Learn about the work that they do and discover how the future of our planet starts with you.
ISBN 9781916180529
Publisher Magic Cat Publishing, 2020
Kirby, Loll & Lirius, Adelina (ill)
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Old magic
Grandfather cracks his old toy top to bring back his magic from the old country. His grandson, a Chinese Australian boy, learns to understand the place of his own culture in his new Australian lifestyle.
ISBN 9780091829155
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 1996
Baillie, Allan & Wu, Di (ill)
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Old possum's book of practical cats
A wonderful collection of poems that tell us what cats get up to when we aren't watching. Some are sane, some are mad, some are good and some are bad. Meet magical Mr Mistoffelees, sleepy Old Deuteronomy and curious Rum Tum Tugger. But, you'll be lucky to meet Macavity because Macavity's not there.
ISBN 9780571268979
Publisher Faber & Faber, 2010
Eliot, T S & Scheffler, Axel (ill)
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Old Tucker Man
For many thousands of years, Kirrae Whurron men prided themselves on being able to hunt and provide game food for their families and communities. When the land was taken from them, their food source was replaced by European farming animals.
ISBN 9780975770856
Publisher One Day Hill Pty Ltd, 2007
Austin, Debbie
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Olga and the smelly thing from nowhere
Olga loves science almost as much as she loves animals. She knows that she is going to be a scientist that studies animals when she is old enough. In fact, she has already started studying them. But when Olga discovers a 'thing' that looks like cross between a badly drawn potato and a deflated hamster she doesn't quite know what to do. Like any good scientist, however, Olga begins to study the beast, but what she doesn't realise is that this discovery will begin an adventure that will change her life forever.
ISBN 9780062671806
Publisher HarperCollins US, 2017
Gravel, Elise
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Oliver Moon's summer howliday
Mildew Cottage is perfect for Oliver Moon's summer holiday. It's cold, dark and, best of all, it's haunted. Oliver's parents aren't so happy. They're fed up with the spooky noises in the woods, so Oliver decides to go ghostbusting with his new friend, Wilf. But, Oliver begins to wonder if his hairy pal is all that he seems to be.
ISBN 9780746077924
Publisher Usborne Publishing Ltd, 2007
Mongredien, Sue & McCafferty, Jan (ill)
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Olivia's secret scribbles series
Any three 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 Olivia's secret scribbles series (12 books)
Costain, Meredith & McDonald, Danielle (ill)
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Olivia's secret scribbles: Amazing acrobats
Everyone at school is doing tricks on the play equipment. Olivia and her friends meet during break times to practice and challenge themselves. One friend is scared. When a Circus Skills Workshop comes to town everyone learns lots of new tricks and there is a great show.
ISBN 9781760277086
Series Olivia's secret scribbles series (3 of 12)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2018
Costain, Meredith & McDonald, Danielle (ill)
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Olivia's secret scribbles: Box car racers
I have so many super-amazing and IMPORTANT things to write about! I'll tell you all about them: It's Recycling Week at school!!! Matilda and I have made box cars. Our idea is so super-amazing that our whole class is going to make box cars so we can have a race!!! But why hasn't Bethany made a box car? And why is she acting so sad? Sounds like she might need my help. Matilda and Olivia to the rescue!
ISBN 9781760660031
Series Olivia's secret scribbles series (6 of 12)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2019
Costain, Meredith & McDonald, Danielle (ill)
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Olivia's secret scribbles: Dragon catchers
I have SO many super-amazing and IMPORTANT things to write about! Ill tell you all about them: My family and I are going camping at Dragontail Creek!!! My BFF, Matilda, is also coming with us. But there are strange noises in the night. And we found some interesting tracks in the dirt!!! Could there be a dragon in our campsite??? One thing is for sure, its time for Matilda and I to go dragon catching! Olivia x
ISBN 9781743836545
Series Olivia's secret scribbles series (8 of 12)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2020
Costain, Meredith & McDonald, Danielle (ill)
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Olivia's secret scribbles: Fairy cakes
I REALLY love making fairy gardens with my BFF, Matilda. And my class is decorating cakes for the Foodie Fun Fair! So I want my group to do a FAIRY cake with a HOUSE and a PLAYGROUND. But all my group does is argue... Somehow I have to convince everyone that my cake idea is the best!
ISBN 9781760973940
Series Olivia's secret scribbles series (10 of 12)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2021
Costain, Meredith & McDonald, Danielle (ill)
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Olivia's secret scribbles: Music makers
I have so many super-amazing and IMPORTANT things to write about! I'll tell you all about them: Our school had some musicians come and visit. They played different instruments and it sounded awesome! So now we want to make our own musical instruments and put on a show. But somebody keeps breaking our instruments! Who could it be? We need to find out who is doing it. This show needs to be super amazing! Olivia X
ISBN 9781760660048
Series Olivia's secret scribbles series (7 of 12)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2019
Costain, Meredith & McDonald, Danielle (ill)
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Olivia's secret scribbles: My (almost) perfect puppy
I have so many super-amazing and IMPORTANT things to write about! I'll tell you all about them: my dog, Bob, is friendly and cuddly. He is a PERFECT puppy (almost). Sometimes he gets into mischief. He loves to chew things. Especially Dads slippers. Then he buries them in the garden.Bob eats and eats AND EATS! He even steals snacks off the table. (I don't mind when he eats my broccoli though!) He is BOUNCY and JUMPY and chases CATS. Eeek! I have to invent a way to keep Bob out of trouble.
ISBN 9781760277079
Series Olivia's secret scribbles series (2 of 12)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2018
Costain, Meredith & McDonald, Danielle (ill)
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Olivia's secret scribbles: My best Christmas ever
I have so many super-amazing and important things to write about! Ill tell you all about them: Its nearly Christmas Day! I cant wait!!! But Ive made a HUGE mistake! I sent our Santa letters to the wrong address! What if Santa cant find us??? I need a plan to make sure Santa doesnt miss us!!! And maybe even set some Santa traps too. I want to make this the best Christmas
ISBN 9781742999951
Series Olivia's secret scribbles series (12 books)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2019
Costain, Meredith & McDonald, Danielle (ill)
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Olivia's secret scribbles: My new best friend
I have so many super-amazing and imporatant things to write about! I'll tell you all about them. I've got a brand-new bedroom - yay! My best friend Lucy moved away last week and I really miss her. I'm planning lots of cool inventions (I'm pretty sure some will work too!) Someone keeps sneaking into my room but I don't know who! There's a new girl at school called Matilda. She looks fun . . . but why does she act so mysteriously all the time??? I'm going to find out exactly what's going on!
ISBN 9781760277062
Series Olivia's secret scribbles series (1 of 12)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2018
Costain, Meredith & McDonald, Danielle (ill)
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Olivia's secret scribbles: Splash!
I have so many super-amazing and IMPORTANT things to write about! I'll tell you all about them: CLUB TROPICANA here we come! Matilda and I can't wait to play mini golf and see SPLASHY pools and SLIPPERY water slides!!! My new SPARKLY bathers will look AMAZING in the water! But the water is too SPLASHY and kind of SCARY! Now Matilda has made some new friends and they love the BIG POOL! I need to be BRAVE and make this the BEST holiday ever!
ISBN 9781761123108
Series Olivia's secret scribbles series (11 of 12)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2022
Costain, Meredith & McDonald, Danielle (ill)
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Olivia's secret scribbles: super science stars
I have lots of super-amazing and IMPORTANT things to write about! And I'll tell you ALL about them: Our school is having a super-awesome science fair! The best group will win the TOP PRIZE. But there's a new girl, Bethany. She doesn't think my ideas are any good. And what is that TERRIBLE smell in our classroom? Pee-yew! So, should we make gooey slime? Exploding volcanoes? Or maybe a time machine! I can't WAIT to decide! This is going to be the best (and messiest) project ever!
ISBN 9781760277093
Series Olivia's secret scribbles series (4 of 12)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2018
Costain, Meredith & McDonald, Danielle (ill)
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Olivia's secret scribbles: the big chicken mystery
Olivia gets to take home some of the school chickens. She builds them a lovely new chicken house and feeds them well but what has happened to their eggs? Will Olivia and her friends be able to solve the mystery of the missing eggs?
ISBN 9781743817636
Series Olivia's secret scribbles series (5 of 12)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2019
Costain, Meredith & McDonald, Danielle (ill)
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Olivia's secret scribbles: Unicorn parade
BOOK WEEK is coming up and I am going to make a super-amazing costume for the parade!!! But I have TOO MANY favourite books. How can I choose just one character to dress up as??? Also, a mystery author is coming to see the parade... I wonder who it is??? And everyone in my class is working on secret book week projects. I cant wait to dress up with all my friends!
ISBN 9781743836552
Series Olivia's secret scribbles series (9 of 12)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2020
Costain, Meredith & McDonald, Danielle (ill)
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Olympuss games, The: Son of Spartapuss
Spartapuss is a newcomer to Rome in 36 AD and he has much to learn. When a mysterious stranger offers to pay his debts he finds himself in a school for strays and a school for gladiators. Will they make it to the Olympuss Games?
ISBN 9781906132811
Publisher Mogzilla, 2014
Price, Robin
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On a small island
Ari lives alone on an island, his days spent collecting all that washes ashore and gazing at the ships that pass, on their way to the great land that is a speck on the horizon. When one ship does stop, Ari is told of all the magnificent things that lie in the distance, bringing Ari a sense of wonder but also isolation and loneliness. Then one day, Ari has a dazzling idea.
ISBN 9781925161168
Publisher Fremantle Press, 2014
Hughes-Odgers, Kyle
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On the case
Partners don't always see eye to eye but this is ridiculous. Bernice reckons the new kid, Jake, has problems and is a serial thief. But, that doesn't make sense because Jake has come to their detective agency for help.
ISBN 9781921529276
Series Walk right in detective agency series, The (5 of 5)
Publisher Walker Books, 2009
Simons, Moya
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On the farm: our holiday with Uncle Kev
Uncle Kev has a farm, where the pigs do the polishing and the cows are the happiest in all the hills. Kev invites the family for a 'holiday', then sets them to work. There's lots to be done before the big Harvest Festival - and Kev is distracted, because he's fallen in love!
ISBN 9781741758825
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2012
Harvey, Roland
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On the river: come with me from the mountains to the sea
Roland Harvey and his new pelican friend are off on an adventure to walk, fish, canoe, raft, windsurf, sail, paddle-steam and, even, fly their way along the mighty Murray River, from its smallest beginnings in the high country to where it meets the sea. Together they discover the story of the river - its secrets, history, ecology, people and animals. And, you're invited, too.
ISBN 9781760112455
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2016
Harvey, Roland
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On the team
Carey is good at schoolwork and sport and wishes that he wasn't. Winston says that it is worse to be bad at everything.
ISBN 9780143300441
Publisher Penguin, 2003
Flynn, Rachel & Smith, Craig (ill)
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Once, a long time ago, my grandmother's grandmother travelled far, far across the seas. Kate Forsyth tells tales of her ancestors' lives in Australia in this beautifully illustrated picture book. From the first perilous journey to a new land, to the great wars and civil rights movements, readers live through key moments in Australia's fascinating history.
ISBN 9781925563566
Publisher Wombat Books, 2019
Forsyth, Kate & Brennan, Krista (ill)
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Once Tashi met a dragon
For a long as Tashi could remember, he had been told stories about the dragon who sent the rains each year, until now. The creeks are drying up and the mountains are going up in flames. Someone in the village needs to visit the dragon and only Tashi would dare.
ISBN 9781741758870
Series Tashi series (21 books)
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2013
Fienberg, Anna and Barbara & Gamble, Kim (ill)
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Once there was a boy
This is the story of a young boy living alone on an island. When a mysterious girl finds him and starts eating his food and using his things without asking, he feels annoyed and angry. However, he soon learns the importance of friendship and forgiveness when feelings are unintentionally hurt by our friends.
ISBN 9781921248375
Publisher Magabala Books, 2016
Leffler, Dub
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Once upon an ordinary school day
It was an ordinary morning when the ordinary boy woke up for his ordinary journey to school. But, then Mr Gee bounced into the classroom and everything changed. The dull, grey world had been transformed into one of colour and excitement.
ISBN 9781842704691
Publisher Andersen Press Ltd, 2006
McNaughton, Colin & Kitamura, Satoshi (ill)
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One and only Ivan, The
Ivan is a mighty silver back even if he does look a bit sad and dull in his cage at the nearly forgotten shopping mall circus. He has spent most of his life around humans and in a cage, but he knows he is something special and something to be proud of, he just can't find the inspiration to act the part anymore. That is until he meets little Ruby, a baby elephant. The sad circus owner hopes that adding a baby elephant to the show will bring people back, but Ivan can not stand by and see more animals brought into a life of captivity.
ISBN 9780061992278
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2015
Applegate, Katherine
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One and only Ruby, The
Ruby is a young elephant who loves spending time with her best friends, Ivan the silverback gorilla and Bob the mutt. But zoo life has not always been the way for Ruby and in the lead up to her Tusk Day, Ruby finds the courage to embrace and share her story - and herself.
ISBN 9780063080089
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, UK, 2023
Applegate, Katherine
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One child
One child saw a world full of problems and thought, I know what to do. One child did all that she could. Just imagine if all the children of the world did all that they could. This book encourages children to take action to conserve the environment.
ISBN 9781863745086
Publisher Era Publications, 1999
Cheng, Christopher & Woolman, Steven (ill)
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One horse waiting for me
Rhyming text describes different groups of horses both real, toy and imaginary, in this counting book for horse enthusiasts. The pictures are beautiful tissue paper collages.
ISBN 9781865046327
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2004
Mullins, Patricia
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One less fish
In this cautionary tale, human carelessness leads to the disappearance of twelve species of fish in Australia's Great Barrier Reef. A wonderfully, original counting book that goes backwards and is illustrated with stunning silk paintings.
ISBN 9780702229473
Publisher University of Queensland Press, 2004
Toft, Kim Michelle & Sheather, Allan
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One lone swallow
One night in Florence, Italy, a long time ago, a lone sparrow flies over the streets and squares, through arches and windows looking for her mate. She must find him before her nest of babies wake to find her gone. The city comes alive as the reader follows the mother swallow on her quest.
ISBN 9781922326195
Publisher New Frontier Publishing, 2020
Fenton, Corinne & Swan, Owen
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One more friend
Starting at a new school is scary. It's lucky then that Jack knows how to make people laugh. But, not everyone finds him funny so Jack has to think of another way.
ISBN 9781742991184
Series Mates - great Australian yarns series (27 books)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2016
Condon, Bill & Gifford, Lucinda (ill)
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One night at Lottie's house
When Arthur has to stay the night at Lottie's mysterious run-down house, he makes sure he's prepared for anything. However, the night turns out to be so scary that Arthur is forced to use his ghost fighting kit with unexpected results.
ISBN 9780143301165
Series Aussie bites (84 books)
Publisher Puffin Australia, 2004
Dann, Max & Axelsen, Stephen (ill)
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One perfect day
It is 1927 and celebrations for the opening of Parliament House are underway. But, for Billy, an orphaned farmhand, it is just another bad day of hard work and loneliness. Now, he has to save his only friend, the work dog, Dusty, from certain death.
ISBN 9781876944407
Series Making tracks (4 of 17)
Publisher National Museum of Australia Press, 2006
French, Jackie & Bray, Peter (ill)
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One photo
One day, Dad came home with one of those old cameras, the kind that uses film. But, Dad didn't take photos of the things that people usually photograph.
ISBN 9780670077977
Publisher Puffin Australia, 2016
Watkins, Ross & Anelli, Liz (ill)
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One step at a time
Luk and his grandmother live high in the mountains of Burma. They work hard, dragging timber from the forest, and look forward to the day when their pet elephant, Mali, will be old enough to help. One morning, when Mali is foraging for bananas, there is a loud explosion.
ISBN 9780987380951
Publisher MidnightSun Publishing, 2015
Jolly, Jane & Heinrich, Sally (ill)
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One thing
From the moment Mum offers Charlie and Lola one thing from the shop, they can't stop counting. Top negotiator Lola takes on numbers in everyday life and bends them to her endearing and unique will.
ISBN 9781408339008
Publisher Orchard Books, 2015
Topics / K-2 Numeracy /
Child, Lauren
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One tiny turtle
In this beautifully illustrated book, Loggerhead swims alone in the vastness of the water, munches on crabs, floats over coral reefs and crawls with slow, heavy steps across the beach to lay her eggs.
ISBN 9780744594010
Series Nature storybooks series (23 books)
Publisher Walker Books, 2002
Topics / Year 4 easy reads /
Davies, Nicola & Chapman, Jane (ill)
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One world: a journey
The natural world is celebrated in works of art, with serene, calming text that reflects the characteristics we share with animals and our responsibility towards them. The book opens our minds to the equality of all living things.
ISBN 9780980289671
Publisher Alto Books, 2007
Higgins, David
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Only a donkey
Unlike Simpson's donkey, this donkey is looked down on by everyone in the farmyard. When he goes out for a day, the animals grumpily insist on going because he won't survive on his own. By the time they return, they have learnt to respect donkeys.
ISBN 9780670041688
Publisher Penguin, 2007
Walters, Celeste & Mullins, Patricia (ill)
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Only one club, The
Jennifer finds she is the only one in her class who doesn't celebrate Christmas. She starts an Only One Club and soon finds there are lots of 'only ones' in her class, people who are special for all sorts of reasons.
ISBN 9780972922531
Publisher Flashlight Press, 2004
Naliboff, Jane & Hopkins, Jeff (ill)
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Only pony, The
Bessie's father has strict rules on what can and can't be done and riding a pony is a definite can't. However, Bessie finds a way to fulfil her dream and change her father a little in the process.
ISBN 9780143303114
Series Aussie nibbles (51 books)
Publisher Penguin, 2008
Metzenthen, David & Watson, Judy (ill)
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Oom pah pah
Rosie is thrilled when she is chosen to play in the school band. When she selects the tuba, Rosie realises she has a large problem. She has to work out how she can get the tuba home to practise and then back to school each week for band rehearsals. A long-forgotten item solves the problem.
ISBN 9780733320682
Series ABC kids series (3 books)
Publisher ABC Books, 2007
Matthews, Cecily & Vane, Mitch (ill)
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Open for business
David and Bernice have set up a detective agency in their home town of Milk Bay. Their office is a shed in Bernice's front yard. They've distributed flyers detailing their services and charges. Now, all they have to do is wait for the work to come. David takes notes, which Bernice thinks is unnecessary, and David thinks Bernice is bossy. But, each also admires the skill of the other and together they make a successful team.
ISBN 9781921150302
Series Walk right in detective agency series, The (1 of 5)
Publisher Walker Books, 2008
Simons, Moya
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Open your heart to Country
Told in English and Darug, Open Your Heart to Country is a moving account of reconnection to Country from a First Nations perspective. Sharing the nourishing power of returning home and being immersed in the language of Country, this picture book invites readers to reflect on the importance of place, not only for First Nations' peoples but for everyone.
ISBN 9781922613769
Publisher Magabala Books, 2022
Seymour, Jasmine
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Simple, factual information about orangutans, with beautifully presented photographs and illustrations. A glossary of terms and an index are included.
ISBN 9780733936319
Series Longman world of animals series (20 books)
Publisher Pearson Education Australia, 2002
Meadows, Graham & Vial, Claire
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Orchard book of Greek myths, The
Lively retellings of sixteen famous myths for young readers.
ISBN 9781852133733
Publisher Orchard Books, 1992
McCaughrean, Geraldine (ed) & Clark, Emma Chichester (ill)
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Ordinary day, An
The journey to school is boring. On the way to the bus stop Jack uses his imagination and bit by bit the boring is replaced by a world of wonder with lots of possibilities.
ISBN 9781865043586
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2001
Gleeson, Libby
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Origami heart
Kabukli is lonely in the big city until he discovers that, to find true friendship, you must send your heart out into the world.
ISBN 9780734416971
Publisher Lothian Books, 2016
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Oscar and Hoo forever
A story of friendship between a little boy called Oscar and Hoo, a cloud. Hoo is missing his flock of clouds. Oscar finds a way to help Hoo to rejoin with them.
ISBN 9780007140084
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, UK, 2005
Theo & Dudok de Wit, Michael (ill)
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Oscar's lonely Christmas
Hannah is delighted to receive a Dalmatian puppy, Oscar, just before Christmas. She wishes she could spend all her time with her gorgeous puppy, but she has her school Christmas play to rehearse. Meanwhile, Oscar feels lonely and neglected.
ISBN 9781847151384
Series Holly Webb's kittens & puppies series (32 books)
Publisher Stripes, 2010
Webb, Holly & Williams, Sophy (ill)
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Oshie is at a new school and finding it hard to fit in with the students. He loves football and hopes this might help. But it seems unlikely as Oshie has cerebral palsy, which makes walking difficult, let alone running and kicking. When Oshie makes a new friend, he is determined that, together, they can help his school team win the Schools Cup.
ISBN 9781406324174
Publisher Walker Books, 2011
Blake, Jon & Allepuz, Anuska (ill)
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Ossiri and the bala mengro
A traveller girl named Ossiri makes her own musical instrument from a willow branch and lots of recycled objects. Although she plays enthusiastically, it makes a terrible noise. Ignoring warnings not to wake the ogre in the hills, Ossiri climbs away from the camp to practise. Her playing awakens the ogre but his reaction is not what she expects.
ISBN 9781846439247
Publisher Child's Play International Ltd, 2016
O'Neill, Richard & Quarmby, Katharine & Tolson, Hannah (ill)
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Other side, The
Alex has a really embarrassing, tree-hugging grandfather that he does not want to be filmed next to by the national news crew. But Alex can learn a lot from Gramps about the rabbit proof fence and from his special friends in the Australian bush.
ISBN 9781876944568
Series Making tracks (6 of 17)
Publisher National Museum of Australia Press, 2007
Morgan, Sally & Culkin-Lawrence, Teresa (ill)
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Simple, factual information about otters, with beautifully presented photographs and illustrations. A glossary of terms and an index are included.
ISBN 9780733936258
Series Longman world of animals series (20 books)
Publisher Pearson Education Australia, 2002
Meadows, Graham & Vial, Claire
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Otto undercover: born to drive
Although he's only eleven, Otto Pillip invents all kinds of incredible devices and drives a race car. Having lost his parents mysteriously as a baby, he lives with his two peculiar aunts, FiFi and FooFoo.
ISBN 9780060754952
Publisher HarperCollins US, 2006
Perlman, Rhea
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Our big island
Take a journey around the Australian coast. Includes information on navigation and map-making featuring Australian landmarks, flora and fauna.
ISBN 9780957955103
Publisher Artbeat Publishers, 1995
Greenwood, Mark & Lessac, Frane (ill)
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Our birds: Nilimurrungu Wayin Malanynha
A fantastic book of the birds from North-East Arnhem land. This guide includes both English and Indigenous names of the birds, with very impressive pictures, including the natural landscapes and habitats.
ISBN 9781925360981
Publisher Magabala Books, 2018
Stubbs, Siena
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Our country: Ancient wonders
Adventure is out there....Our country is calling. Journey through time in search of Australia's ancient wonders. Discover dinosaur trails and fossil-filled caves. Climb ice age peaks. wander in a maze of prehistoric domes. Explore lava tubes and meteorite craters. With each vibrant fact-filled page of this unique book, readers will visit different natural wonders across all states and territories. See the prehistoric beasts that roamed the land in Winton, venture through the lava-formed caves at Undara, experience the fiery glow of Uluru and Kata Tjuta, and more!
ISBN 9781760652241
Publisher Walker Books, 2022
Greenwood, Mark & Lessac, Frane (ill)
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Our dreaming
Goodjagah, little one, walk with me... I want to tell you our Dreaming as the Elders told it to me.
ISBN 9781742995113
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2022
Saunders, Kirli & Leffler, Dub (ill)
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Our Gags
The house is all messy and everyone is busy looking after the new baby. Luckily, we have our Gags.
ISBN 9781921529092
Series Walker stories (11 books)
Publisher Walker Books, 2011
Hoy, Catriona & Josse, Annabelle (ill)
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Our island
Our island lies beneath a big blue sky, surrounded by the turquoise sea. Turtles glide through the clear salt water and dugongs graze on banks of seagrass.
ISBN 9780670077687
Publisher Viking Children's, 2014
Lester, Alison; Honey, Elizabeth & the Gununa children
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Our Library
The doors to our library are open. Every day something exciting happens. Join Suzy and the children for a week of busy, bouncy, noisy, wiggly-jiggly, friendly fun. Which day is your favourite library day? Come in. Everyone is welcome!
ISBN 9781742036342
Publisher Wild Dog Books, 2022
Rawlins, Donna
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Our pet pelican
An adventure story about a family getting a new pet but there are hidden dangers. Based on an event that really happened during Carol and Laura's childhood in the Torres Strait Island community on Prince of Wales Island, near Thursday Island.
ISBN 9781863340281
Publisher Black Ink Press, 2007
Mook, Carol & Mooka, Laura (ill)
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Our rooster, Jack
The children tease Jack, the pet rooster, and complain about the way he chases and pecks them until the day Jack is no longer with them. A childhood recollection of an indigenous family.
ISBN 9780975686065
Publisher Indij Readers, 2004
Dodd-Farrawell, Kathryn & Russell, Jason
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Our solar system
Starting at the sun take a journey through space. As you travel you will learn all about the planets, moons and asteroids in our Galaxy until you reach your final destination amongst the dwarf planets.
ISBN 9781846435942
Publisher Child's Play International Ltd, 2017
L'Hommedieu, Arthur John
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I'm called an asylum seeker but that's not my name. A little girl and her mother have fled their homeland, making the long and treacherous journey by boat to seek asylum and a new beginning.
ISBN 9781743629000
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2016
George, Angela May & Swan, Owen (ill)
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Out of control, Ms Wiz
Two stories are included. In the first story, there's a mice plague, a patient with appendicitis and a well person who gets wrapped in bandages. The second story finds Ms Wiz trying to save a library from closing. She brings the characters on the shelves to life, with mixed results.
ISBN 9781842708477
Series Ms Wiz series (18 books)
Publisher Andersen Press Ltd, 2009
Blacker, Terence & Ross, Tony (ill)
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Outback, The
An illustrated poem evoking the Australian landscape, its animals and its indigenous people. The connection between the people and the land is made with sensitivity through the language and the art.
ISBN 9781875641864
Publisher Magabala Books, 2005
Porter, Annalies & Bancroft, Bronwyn
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Outside the lines
A compilation of words and poetry about childhood games and activities.
ISBN 9780399234460
Publisher Putnam, 2002
Burg, Brad & Gibbon, Rebecca (ill)
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Over the hill and around the bend with granny and Bert and me
A tall story full of cheerful nonsense with gaps in the text interpreted in hilarious ways by the illustrations. Going to the shop with Granny turns out to be much more exciting than you could possibly imagine.
ISBN 9781865042459
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2000
Lunn, Helen & Miller, David
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Over the stile and into the sack
Two traditional tales retold.
ISBN 9781860399763
Publisher Orchard Books, 2000
Impey, Rose
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Deep in a snowy forest Owl and Frida live happily together, looking out the window at the moon. Owl starts to wonder what lies beyond their forest, beyond the snow.
ISBN 9781922081162
Publisher Windy Hollow Books, 2013
Pignataro, Anna
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Owl who was afraid of the dark, The
Plop is a baby barn owl, an unlikely candidate for being afraid of the night. He is sent out by his mother to learn about the dark. Through encounters with seven different people, he learns to sleep in the daytime and that dark is super.
ISBN 9781405210935
Publisher Egmont Childrens, 2004
Tomlinson, Jill & Howard, Paul (ill)
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A fascinating introduction to owls, including nesting, hunting, living at night and camouflage. Find out how owls find their way in the dark, what they eat, and what a baby owl is called. Full of interesting facts, illustrations and colour photographs, with a glossary of teems and internet links to exciting websites.
ISBN 9781409530664
Series Usborne beginners series (44 books)
Publisher Usborne Publishing Ltd, 2013
Bone, Emily & Cooper, Jenny (ill)
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Owls of blossom wood, The: A magical beginning
When Katie, Eva and Alex hide inside a hollow tree trunk, they find themselves taken into a magical wood where they are no longer girls... they're owls. Can they help save the precious moon chestnut tree? Join them on their first adventure.
ISBN 9781407156637
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2015
Coe, Catherine
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Owls of blossom wood, The: The birthday party
Eva, Kate and Alex are three best friends that share magical experiences. They find themselves in Blossom Wood. They are helping to throw Bobby the badger a surprise birthday party. But there's one big problem. Bobby is nowhere to be seen. Can the owls of Blossom Wood find the birthday badger?
ISBN 9781407156668
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2016
Coe, Catherine
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