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Booklists

Challenge Level : K-2 Challenge Level : 3-4 Challenge Level : 5-6 Challenge Level : 7-9
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4032

New
Take Ted instead
It's bedtime for one tired little boy. But why should he go to bed when everyone else in the house is still awake? He has a plan to keep himself wide awake...
ISBN 9781925059533
Publisher New Frontier Publishing, 2016
Webb, Cassandra & Francey, Amanda (ill)
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8272
Tale of two beasts, A
A little girl rescues a strange beast in the woods and carries him safely home. But, the beast is not happy and escapes.
ISBN 9781444916720
Publisher Hodder Children's Books (UK), 2015
Roberton, Fiona
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24017
Tales from around the world
Tales from around the world retells best loved children's tales including The Amazing Tea-Kettle, Why the Owl has such Big Eyes, Three Balls of Wool & the Tiger, the Old Man and the Jackel.
ISBN 9781843652076
Publisher Pavilion, 2012
Percy, Graham
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Tales from Mossy Bottom Farm 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 Tales from Mossy Bottom Farm series (5 books)
Howard, Martin & Janes, Andy (ill)
No book cover.
12469
Tales from the waterhole
The waterhole in summer is the perfect place to hang out with your friends and family, playing football, doing springboard stunts, having a party. In five tales, mess about with Morris, his best friend, Billy, and a crowd of colourful animal characters.
ISBN 9780744565935
Publisher Walker Books, 2004
Graham, Bob
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40580
Talkative tortoise, The
Talkative Tortoise loves talking about his smooth and shiny shell and showing off to his best friend, the geese. But when the time comes for the to migrate, he is worried about being left behind.
ISBN 9781846434181
Publisher Child's Play International Ltd, 2012
Fusek Peters, Andrew & Cooke, Charlotte (ill)
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7157
Tall man and the twelve babies, The
In a big, big city, in a tiny, tiny apartment, lived a tall, tall man and twelve babies.
ISBN 9781742371153
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2010
Niland Champion, T & Niland, K & Niland, D (ill)
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18205
Tanglewood
A lonely tree, Tanglewood, lives on an island far away, visited only by the wind. One day, a bird shelters from the storm among its branches and a precious bond is formed. But, Seagull belongs to the sky and, too soon, must leave.
ISBN 9781862915701
Publisher Omnibus Books, 2012
Wild, Margaret & Goodman, Vivienne (ill)
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15110
Tawny scrawny lion
A hungry lion is a threat to the animals in the jungle until a visit to rabbit's house for supper changes everything.
ISBN 9780375828386
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2004
Jackson, Kathryn & Tenggren, Gustaf (ill)
No book cover.
9698
Tea and sugar Christmas
The Tea and Sugar train came once a week on a Thursday. But, the special Christmas train only came once a year. Today was Sunday. Four more days without sugar. Four more days until the Christmas train. Please, please be on time. Please don't be late. Join Kathleen in the outback as she eagerly waited for the Christmas Tea and Sugar train.
ISBN 9780642278630
Publisher National Library of Australia, 2014
Jolly, Jane & Ingpen, Robert (ill)
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40975
Teddy took the train
When Mum and Dot go on an outing, Dot brings Teddy along for the ride. But, in the rush to get off the train, Dot loses Teddy. The kindly stationmaster assures Dot that the train didn't take teddy but, rather, Teddy took the train to go on a big adventure. Although she isn't sure, Dot gets involved in imagining Teddy's adventures.
ISBN 9781760112134
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2015
Greenberg, Nicki
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7314
Tell me about your day today
Time to curl up, snuggle in and discover the who, the what, the why, and the way four friends had a wonderful day.
ISBN 9781742835785
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2012
Fox, Mem & Stringer, Lauren (ill)
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12138
Ten apples up on top
A dog, lion and tiger show off how many apples they can balance on their heads while doing all sorts of silly things. The rhyming, rhythmic, repetitious text helps with early reading and counting.
ISBN 9780001713239
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, UK, 1984
Topics / K-2 Numeracy /
Seuss, Dr
No book cover.
25868
Ten blue wrens and what a lot of wattle
Count all the familiar Australian things. Count the busy wrens on their fine stick legs, the bowerbird's treasures, his bottle tops and pegs. One little nipper and twelve kelpie legs as well as pies, potoroos and blue wrens.
ISBN 9781742377872
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2011
Honey, Elizabeth
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52907
Ten fat sausages
Ten fat sausages were sizzling in the pan but they're disappearing fast. Count along and find out where the sausages have gone.
ISBN 9781904550310
Series Classic books with holes series (21 books)
Publisher Child's Play International Ltd, 2005
Topics / K-2 Numeracy /
Zinsmeister, Elke (ill)
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12188
Ten in the bed
Have you ever wondered who the ten in the bed were and what happened to them after they rolled out? This tale, about a small child and an assortment of animated, soft toys, will help you to find out.
ISBN 9780744513400
Publisher Walker Books, 1998
Dale, Penny
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47507
Ten little monkeys jumping on the bed
Read along and count as, one by one, each little monkey falls off the bed.
ISBN 9780859538886
Series Classic books with holes series (21 books)
Publisher Child's Play International Ltd, 2001
Topics / K-2 Numeracy /
Freeman, Tina (ill)
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12399
Ten out of bed
A counting book about a little boy and his toys that play games until they all fall asleep.
ISBN 9780744543834
Publisher Walker Books, 1996
Topics / K-2 Numeracy /
Dale, Penny
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12121
Ten red apples
Beginning with a horse, one by one, several farm animals consume the ten apples from a tree. A story that nearly ends when a sole apple remains for the farmer but none for his wife, who hopes to bake a pie.
ISBN 9780370326931
Publisher Bodley Head, 2001
Hutchins, Pat
No book cover.
4763
Ten scared fish
A counting book. Follow the river to the sea and meet and count the animals. Find out what ten little fish meet.
ISBN 9781742379128
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2012
Moriarty, Ros & Balarinji (ill)
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17760
Terrible plop, The
Everyone is afraid of the Terrible Plop. They have to run, they cannot stop. Join in as someone reads this wonderful picture book to you and find out about the bear and the littlest rabbit who turn back to discover the secret of the Terrible Plop.
ISBN 9780670071418
Publisher Puffin Australia, 2009
Dubosarsky, Ursula & Joyner, Andrew (ill)
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10553
Terrible suitcase, The
It's the first day of school and all the children have special backpacks, except for me. My mum has given me a terrible suitcase. Well, first I got mad then I used my imagination.
ISBN 9781862919402
Publisher Omnibus Books, 2012
Allen, Emma & Blackwood, Freya (ill)
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8656
Tessa snaps snakes
Seven children each behave in a unique way. They have seven different secrets and fears. Different things make them laugh and each child has a special way to earn pocket money and to send messages. Each child gets to be a star.
ISBN 9780340605431
Publisher Hodder Children's Books (Australia), 1993
Lester, Alison
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891
Thank you book, The
Gerald is careful. Piggie is not. Piggie cannot help smiling. Gerald can. Gerald worries so that Piggie does not have to. Gerald and Piggie are best friends. Piggie wants to thank everyone but Gerald is worried that Piggie will forget someone, someone important.
ISBN 9781423178286
Series Elephant & Piggie series (21 books)
Publisher Disney Press, 2016
Willems, Mo
No book cover.
3436

New
Thank you dish, The
It's dinnertime at Grace's place. 'Thanks to the rain, the soil and the sunshine,' says Mama. 'Thank you alpaca,' says Grace. Mama is confused, why does Grace thank alpaca for her dinner. Grace smiles and explains.
ISBN 9781760292355
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2017
Balla, Trace
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951
That car
We found the old car in the shed when we moved to the farm. We couldn't wait to play in it, it could take us anywhere.
ISBN 9781743310953
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2015
Kennedy, Cate & Zapel, Carla (ill)
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33078
That cat can't stay
Dad is no match for this clever Mum, a cat lover, who manages to get not one, not two, not three, but four cats into the household. One by one, she brings them home and uses guile to convince Dad to keep them, but only just for a little while.
ISBN 9780979974656
Publisher Flashlight Press, 2010
Krasnesky, Thad & Parkins, David (ill)
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17663

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That Christmas feeling
This year, Dottie, Jem and Shortbread are staying with their grandparents, and Dottie is worried. Will Santa be able to find them? Does Grandpa know how to make Christmas pudding? Will Mum and Dad make it back in time? Can Dottie find that special, tingly Christmas feeling?
ISBN 9781760294960
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2017
Wilkinson, Lili & Francey, Amanda (ill)
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28912
That's (not) mine
Two fuzzy creatures both want to sit in the same comfy chair. The trouble is, they can't agree who it belongs to and they get madder and madder.
ISBN 9781444918335
Publisher Hodder Children's Books (UK), 2016
Kang, Anna & Weyant, Christopher (ill)
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46399
That's mine
Deep in the jungle, a little frog finds an egg and declares 'That's mine'. However, there are those within the jungle who would dispute his claim, and each one seems bigger, stronger and more of a bully than the last.
ISBN 9781877579288
Publisher Gecko Press, 2013
Van Zeveren, Michel
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43488

New
That's my book and other stories
Join Big Duck, Little Duck and Porcupine in three new stories as they have fun with books, plan a talent show, and play doctor.
ISBN 9781619638914
Series Duck, Duck, Porcupine series NEW SERIES 2018 (3 books)
Publisher Bloomsbury, 2017
Yoon, Salina
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80249
That's not a daffodil
When Tom's neighbour gives him a brown bulb, Tom can't believe it will flower. He doesn't think it's a daffodil so the old gardener invites him to plant the bulb and see what happens.
ISBN 9781742372488
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2011
Honey, Elizabeth
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3980

New
The bear who stared
There once was a bear who like to stare. Bear doesn't mean to be rude, just curious but nobody likes to be stared at and it soon gets Bear into trouble. Luckily there's a googly-eyed frog who soon sets Bear straight.
ISBN 9781760405182
Publisher The Five Mile Press Pty Ltd, 2015
Beedie, Duncan
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The invisible tree 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 The invisible tree series (5 books)
Lowe, Kirrily & Smith, Henry (ill)
No book cover.
The smallest bilby 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 The smallest bilby series (3 books)
Hilton, Nette & Whatley, Bruce (ill)
No book cover.
The very bear series NEW SERIES 2018
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 The very bear series NEW SERIES 2018 (6 books)
Bland, Nick
No book cover.
1697
Thelma the unicorn
Thelma the pony wants to be a famous unicorn. When her dream comes true, with the help of a carrot, pink paint and glitter, Thelma soon learns to love herself just as she is.
ISBN 9781743625804
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2015
Blabey, Aaron
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46119
There is a bird on your head
When a bird lands on Gerald the elephant's head, the trouble begins. One thing leads to another, with Gerald fretting and Piggie trying to help out, or at least explain what is going on. Things go from bad to worse, but always in fun, until a surprising solution is found.
ISBN 9781406314700
Series Elephant & Piggie series (21 books)
Publisher Walker Books, 2008
Willems, Mo
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2836
There is a tribe of kids
When a young boy embarks on a journey alone, he joins a colony of penguins, wriggles with an army of caterpillars, marches with a troop of monkeys and lots, lots more. But, he never feels that he belongs and needs to find his own tribe.
ISBN 9781509812882
Publisher Pan MacMillan, 2016
Smith, Lane
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75165
There was an old lady who swallowed a fly
Enjoy this popular rhyme as you watch the insects and animals get swallowed, one by one, into an ever-expanding stomach.
ISBN 9780859530187
Series Classic books with holes series (21 books)
Publisher Child's Play International Ltd, 2004
Adams, Pam (ill)
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15406
There was an old lady who swallowed a fly
Lively, colourful, busy mixed media and collage illustrations include visual jokes, comments by characters and passers-by and an increasingly enlarged old lady.
ISBN 9780670869398
Publisher Penguin USA, 1997
Simms, Taback
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39662
There was an old lady who swallowed the sea
Watch the sea creatures get swallowed, one by one, into the ever-expanding stomach of the little, old lady.
ISBN 9781846430343
Series Classic books with holes series (21 books)
Publisher Child's Play International Ltd, 2007
Adams, Pam (ill)
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47770
There was an old sailor
Have some fun by joining in to read aloud this nautical take on the rhyme, There was an old lady who swallowed a fly.
ISBN 9781921150715
Publisher Walker Books Australia Pty Ltd, 2010
Saxby, Claire & Allen, Cassandra (ill)
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37379

New
There's a big green frog in the toilet
Mum! There's a big green frog in the toilet and it's looking up at me. There's a big green frog in the toilet and I'm busting for a wee!
ISBN 9781743812495
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2017
Do, Anh & McKenzie, Heath (ill)
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41503

New
There's a bug on my arm that won't let go
There's a bug on my arm that won't let go. I don't want it anywhere near me. So why won't it just buzz off?!
ISBN 9780008135089
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, UK, 2017
Mackintosh, David
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83244
There's a goat in my coat
Read aloud and act out the playful, lively rhymes in this collection.
ISBN 9781741758917
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2010
Milne, Rosemary & McLean, Andrew (ill)
No book cover.
7160
There's a hippopotamus on our roof eating cake
The story of a little child who has an imaginary friend on the roof, a big fat hippopotamus who loves eating cake. The text in this book has changed, we recommend editions printed from 2005.
ISBN 9780143501367
Series There's a hippopotamus series (6 books)
Publisher Penguin Books Australia, 2005
Edwards, Hazel & Niland, Deborah (ill)
No book cover.
There's a hippopotamus 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 There's a hippopotamus series (6 books)
Edwards, Hazel & Niland, Deborah (ill)
No book cover.
31236
There's a hole in my bucket
When Henry the goat discovers a hole in his bucket, Liza the duck offers a series of solutions to fix it. Sing and act out this well-known song.
ISBN 9781775430469
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2011
Cooper, Jenny (ill) & Twins, The Topp (sing)
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12244
There's a sea in my bedroom
A little boy is frightened of the sea but, when he finds a conch shell, he can hear the sea trapped inside. He coaxes the sea out of its hiding place.
ISBN 9780140540642
Publisher Penguin, 1989
Wild, Margaret & Tanner, Jane (ill)
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24189
There's going to be a baby
As the arrival of a new sibling draws nearer, the child in the story imagines all kinds of colourful futures for the brother or sister he is waiting to meet. The questions that stream through his mind show the expectation plus a little bit of uncertainty that a new arrival creates.
ISBN 9780744549966
Publisher Walker Books, 2010
Burningham, John & Oxenbury, Helen (ill)
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15107
Thesaurus Rex
Thesaurus Rex starts his day stretching, reaching, extending and bending. Lots of energetic words describe his busy day where he's always on the move and, often, in trouble.
ISBN 9781841487878
Publisher Barefoot books, 2003
Steinberg, Laya & Harter, Debbie (ill)
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3911
This is a ball
Grown-ups think they're right all the time. Well, it's time to give the kids a turn. So, everything you read in this book is going to be wrong. But, that's okay because the kids are going to correct you. And, they're going to love it.
ISBN 9780733334351
Publisher ABC Books, 2015
Stanton, Beck & Matt
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4994

New
This is Banjo Paterson
Andrew Barton 'Banjo' Paterson loved to write poetry. He loved hunting and fishing and horses too, especially a horse named 'Banjo'. Join Banjo, his family, dog and neighbourhood friends, as they recount the life of Banjo Paterson with an afternoon of backyard playtime that truly typifies childhood.
ISBN 9780642278982
Publisher National Library of Australia, 2017
McCartney, Tania & Booth, Christina (ill)
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25840
This is Captain Cook
Join Miss Batts and her class as they tell the story of Captain Cook, in a humorous and whimsical school play. The class acts out the story of Cook as a boy watching ships on the horizon, sailing to Canada, to Tahiti and on to New South Wales, as the first European to cross the Antarctic Circle. Spot the escaping chicken in each of the scenes.
ISBN 9780642278692
Publisher National Library of Australia, 2015
McCartney, Tania & Booth, Christina (ill)
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4266
This is my book
Every Tuesday, Snapdragon, the dragon whizzes in and does nasty things to the words in Bookmouse's book. He bites off letters, changes letters and sounds, and even sucks the dots of all the i letters. Luckily, the Bookmouse has a cunning plan but it means he'll have to face the ghosts of the Woollywolves.
ISBN 9780340989623
Publisher Hodder Children's Books (UK), 2009
Inkpen, Mick
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9306
This is not my hat
When a tiny fish shoots into view wearing a round, blue topper, which happens to fit him perfectly, trouble could be following close behind. So, it's a good thing that the enormous fish won't wake up. And, even if he does, it's not like he'll ever know what happened.
ISBN 9780763655990
Publisher Candlewick Press, 2012
Klassen, Jon
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98466
This is our house
George says the cardboard house is his and his alone. It isn't for girls, small people, twins, people with glasses or people who like tunnels. But, when George leaves the cardboard house for a little while, he comes back to find that there are some people inside who don't think it is suitable for a certain person either.
ISBN 9781406305647
Publisher Walker Books, 2007
Rosen, Michael & Graham, Bob (ill)
No book cover.
13926
This is the bear
A teddy bear is accidentally disposed of in a garbage bin. Through simple, rhyming text, we follow his trip to the dump.
ISBN 9780744594812
Publisher Walker Books, 2003
Hayes, Sarah & Craig, Helen (ill)
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15407
This is the bear and the picnic lunch
Lovely, rhythmic, picture book of picnic preparations. The bear doesn't notice all the food disappearing from his picnic basket. The bear may have trouble having a picnic if there is no food left.
ISBN 9780744598117
Publisher Walker Books, 2003
Hayes, Sarah & Craig, Helen (ill)
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15372
This is the bear and the scary night
The boy and his bear go everywhere together. One day, the boy leaves his friend behind in the park and night falls. Bear's scary night adventure begins.
ISBN 9780744531473
Publisher Walker Books, 1994
Hayes, Sarah & Craig, Helen (ill)
No book cover.
98476
This is the house that Jack built
Despite all the interruptions, Jack gets his house built, in this well-known rhyme.
ISBN 9780859530750
Series Classic books with holes series (21 books)
Publisher Child's Play International Ltd, 2005
Adams, Pam (ill)
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28329
This is the mud
There is muck, mess and mayhem when a cow gets stuck in the mud.
ISBN 9780734411020
Publisher Lothian Books, 2009
Apel, Kathryn & Crossett, Warren (ill)
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59724
This is the way
Join a little boy on an imaginative journey with some friendly animals.
ISBN 9781862336629
Publisher Gullane Children's Books Ltd, 2008
Fuge, Charles
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1968
This little piggy went dancing
Five little piggies explore the world. They splash and swim, ride and slide, then hop, skip, hula and go wee wee wee all the way home.
ISBN 9781743315118
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2013
Wild, Margaret & Niland, Deborah (ill)
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18003
This old man
Read along and count to this well-known rhyme.
ISBN 9780859530262
Series Classic books with holes series (21 books)
Publisher Child's Play International Ltd, 2006
Topics / K-2 Numeracy /
Adams, Pam (ill)
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14997
Threadbear
Ben's Threadbear is a little bear whose squeaker has never squeaked. Threadbear sets off on a big adventure and when he returns, Ben's mum washes him with surprising results.
ISBN 9780340573501
Publisher Hodder Children's Books (Australia), 1992
Inkpen, Mick
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76391
Three billy goats gruff
A retelling of the much-loved fairy tale, with surprises under each lift-up flap.
ISBN 9781904550440
Series Flip-up fairy tales series (28 books)
Publisher Child's Play International Ltd, 2005
Edgson, Alison (ill)
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4607

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Three emus, The
The emu sisters are happy to live among the mulgas and spinifex of the outback. But when Flick loses her precious shell, they must embark on a journey that sees them travel across the vast Australian landscape. Will they ever rescue Flick's shell from the Swedish traveller's backpack?
ISBN 9781760401092
Publisher The Five Mile Press Pty Ltd, 2017
Lawson, Sue & Hopwood-Wade, Patricia (ill)
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6724
Three little pigs
A retelling of the much-loved fairy tale, with surprises under each lift-up flap.
ISBN 9781904550211
Series Flip-up fairy tales series (28 books)
Publisher Child's Play International Ltd, 2004
Johnson, Richard (ill)
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47257

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Through the gate
Moving to a new house can be hard and difficult. A young girl thinks that that things will never be as good as they were before. But each time she passes 'through the gate' things seem to improve just a little bit more each time...
ISBN 9781925335415
Publisher Exisle Publishing, 2017
Fawcett, Sally
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12021
Through the magic mirror
Toby can hardly believe his eyes when he walks through a magic mirror.
ISBN 9780744567724
Publisher Walker Books, 2000
Browne, Anthony
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29634
Thumbelina
Thumbelina journeys to find new friends to play with.
ISBN 9781846436550
Series Flip-up fairy tales series (28 books)
Publisher Child's Play International Ltd, 2014
Cabrol, Marta
No book cover.
10338
Thunderstorm dancing
Twirl and hum, bang and drum. A wild thunderstorm is on its way.
ISBN 9781743314593
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2015
Germein, Katrina & Watson, Judy (ill)
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15409
Tick-tock
What is it we cannot see, hear, touch or smell, yet it is here now? It was at the very beginning of the world when it was first created and it will continue till the world ends and maybe beyond. Yes, this is a book all about time and how we measure it.
ISBN 9780749656881
Publisher Franklin Watts, 2004
Topics / K-2 Numeracy /
Dunbar, James
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18323
Tiddalick, the frog who caused a flood
A well-loved classic tale of Tiddalick, the frog, who drank up all the rivers and lakes. All the other animals resolve to get the water back from him.
ISBN 9780140503494
Publisher Puffin Australia, 2005
Roennfeldt, Robert
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12123
Tidy Titch
Mum complains that Peter and Mary's bedrooms are a mess. Titch's room is very tidy so she suggests that he helps his brother and sister to clean their rooms. Titch is a great help keeping all the junk that Peter and Mary decide to throw away.
ISBN 9780099413349
Publisher Red Fox, 2000
Hutchins, Pat
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1450
Tilly's at home holiday
Tilly's friends are all going to exciting places for their holidays, but she is staying at home. Mum says they'll have a great time together, but Tilly thinks it's impossible to have any holiday fun at home.
ISBN 9781846435966
Publisher Child's Play International Ltd, 2014
Hibbs, Gillian
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1800
Tim and Ed
Here is Tim and here is Ed. Same ears, same eyes, same feet and same head. Twin koalas Tim and Ed love to be together all the time so what will happen when Ed goes away for the night.
ISBN 9780670074631
Publisher Viking Children's, 2014
Dubosarsky, Ursula & Joyner, Andrew (ill)
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12203
Time for bed
The day is done, darkness is falling and little ones are getting sleepy. With rhythmic verse and gentle illustrations, this book is ideal for reading before bedtime.
ISBN 9781862911949
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 1993
Fox, Mem & Dyer, Jane (ill)
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27299
Time for bed, Daddy
A little girl tries to put her Daddy to bed when he doesn't want to go.
ISBN 9780702253812
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2015
Hackett, Dave
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12173
Time to get out of the bath, Shirley
Her mother is calling her to get out of the bath but Shirley is far away in her dream world, full of knights in armour, castles and galloping horses.
ISBN 9780099200512
Publisher Red Fox, 1999
Burningham, John
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15410
Tin forest, The
In the middle of a dark, lonely wasteland filled with old scrap metal lives a forgotten man. He dreams of a lively forest, full of sunshine, plants, birds and animals but always wakes to gloom. One day, he comes up with an idea to change things.
ISBN 9780864615497
Publisher Koala Books, 2003
Ward, Helen & Anderson, Wayne (ill)
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87887
Tiny: a little dog on a big adventure
Steve and Tiny look after each other so when Steve needs to get away for a while, Tiny goes too. The trusty old van becomes their new home as they drive across Australia, through wide red deserts and past glittering oceans. But, Tiny has a job to do. Steve needs new friends, friends to get him out from behind his camera and make him smile again. If there's one thing Tiny is good at, it's making friends.
ISBN 9781741755473
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2008
Castles, Jennifer & Otton, Steve (photo)
No book cover.
12265
Titch and Daisy
Titch feels reluctant to attend a party with children he doesn't know but his mother assures him that his friend, Daisy, will be there. When he doesn't see Daisy at the party, Titch withdraws and hides in all sorts of places.
ISBN 9780099718017
Publisher Red Fox, 2002
Hutchins, Pat
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6496
Toast tree, The
A very special tree, with bright green leaves and an orange trunk, is hidden in the sand dunes, bordering a dusty, pearling town. Every day, Ella and Mia's grandpa comes home from work with a treat from the tree. It's the best-tasting toast in the world. Ella and Mia search high and low for the tree, laden with squares of golden-brown toast, but they can never find it.
ISBN 9781922142689
Publisher Magabala Books, 2015
Martin, Corina & Martins, Fern (ill)
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56045
Tobias Blow
Take a stormy night, a glorious wind and a sack full of treasures. Mix them together, add a pinch of magic and the world is ready for Tobias Blow.
ISBN 9780702238765
Publisher University of Queensland Press, 2011
Jane, Zacharey & Street, Rosalie (ill)
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120060
Today I will fly
Gerald and Piggie are best friends. Piggie wants to fly but Gerald knows that she cannot. Perhaps Piggie has other ideas.
ISBN 9781406314670
Series Elephant & Piggie series (21 books)
Publisher Walker Books, 2008
Willems, Mo
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14023
Today we have no plans
A busy week, a slower day brings time to dream and time to play. Come on a journey through a busy week in the life of a family, celebrating those precious days that have no plans.
ISBN 9780670075201
Publisher Puffin Australia, 2012
Godwin, Jane
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14766
Together
Little Oli loves exploring new places and having adventures. He is also a little fearful if Mum is not by his side.
ISBN 9781741693393
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2009
Pignataro, Anna
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67620
Tom the outback mailman
Everyone living in the Northern South Australian outback depends upon Big Tom Kruse to deliver their mail. Not only letters but furniture, tyres, petrol, he delivers it all. But what is Tom to do when he is waylaid by an unexpected flood. With everyone relying on him, how will he make it all the way up to Birdsville and back.
ISBN 9780734412249
Publisher Lothian Books, 2012
Weidenbach, Kristin & Ide, Timothy (ill)
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12709
Tom Thumb
A retelling of the much-loved fairy tale, with surprises under each lift-up flap.
ISBN 9781846431166
Series Flip-up fairy tales series (28 books)
Publisher Child's Play International Ltd, 2007
Venturini, Claudia (ill)
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27695
Tom Tom
A contemporary story of a young boy living an idyllic life in the Northern Territory's Top End. It follows his day as he interacts with his extended family and attends the local preschool.
ISBN 9781876288983
Publisher Working Title Press, 2008
Sullivan, Rosemary & Huxley, Dee (ill)
No book cover.
22210
Tomorrow
Tomorrow is so full of wonderful things to see and do. Maybe it's better to start today.
ISBN 9780733320743
Publisher ABC Books, 2008
Macleod, Mark & Schell, Kirrily (ill)
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38484
Tomorrow book, The
When the little prince's parents leave him in charge of the kingdom, he and his friends use the ideas found in the palace library books to transform the world into a better place.
ISBN 9780732289393
Publisher Angus & Robertson (HarperCollins), 2010
French, Jackie & Degennaro, Sue (ill)
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34465
Too cold for a tutu
Barry and his sister Stella wake up to a chilly morning. They carefully get dressed and have an amazing time with their imaginations. An irresistible story about creative play and the joy of dressing up.
ISBN 9781743313787
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2012
Goss, Mini
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12136
Too loud Lily
Lily, the young hippopotamus, is a little too lively for her family and friends. But then, a new teacher comes to school. The animals in this picture book behave and react just like people we have met.
ISBN 9781862914667
Publisher Omnibus Books, 2002
Laguna, Sofie & Argent, Kerry (ill)
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69147
Too many elephants in this house
Eric has a problem, there are too many elephants in his house. Eric actually doesn't think it is a problem at all but his mum insists that it is. So what is he to do. He loves every single one of them and doesn't want to lose them. So where can all the elephants go.
ISBN 9780670075461
Publisher Penguin, 2012
Dubosarsky, Ursula & Joyner, Andrew (ill)
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15111
Too many monkeys
A family of monkeys live in a tree. As more and more family members come to stay, they must keep moving to larger and larger trees. Finally, they find the perfect solution.
ISBN 9781862915480
Publisher Omnibus Books, 2004
Wild, Margaret & Rippin, Sally (ill)
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12299
Too many pears
Pamela, the cow, loves pears. She loves them so much that she will stop at nothing to get to them. Unfortunately, Pamela's pear obsession means there are no pears left for the people. They must stop her eating all the pears.
ISBN 9780864614605
Publisher Koala Books, 2003
French, Jackie
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3073
Too many toys
Spencer has too many toys. Eventually, they clutter his room and overflow into the rest of the house. When Dad steps on a stray Lego and Mum gets tangled in some train tracks, Spencer is told that some of his toys have to go. But, Spencer wants to keep them all because every toy is his favourite.
ISBN 9780439490290
Publisher Scholastic UK, 2008
Shannon, David
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18812
Top dog
An apricot coloured poodle called Samson is the ultimate boss in the tough, dog-eat-dog, fat cat world of business. He reveals the skills required to keep his paws on the steadfast corporate pulse and, of course, Samson never has a bite that's worse than his bark.
ISBN 9780732298753
Publisher Angus & Robertson (HarperCollins), 2016
Clement, Rod
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74424
Totally wonderful Miss Plumberry
It is a totally wonderful morning and Molly takes Grandma's special crystal into school for Show and Tell. But, when everyone is more interested in Russell's water-squirting stegosaurus, Molly's day becomes totally horrible. Luckily, Miss Plumberry knows just what to do to make Molly's day totally wonderful again.
ISBN 9780744561821
Publisher Walker Books, 2006
Rosen, Michael
No book cover.
12239
Town mouse, country mouse
A retelling of the much-loved fairy tale, with surprises under each lift-up flap.
ISBN 9781846434792
Series Flip-up fairy tales series (28 books)
Publisher Child's Play International Ltd, 2012
Stockham, Jess (ill)
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6369
Trapped: a whale's rescue
In the icy waters of the Pacific, a massive humpback whale unexpectedly finds herself tangled in a net abandoned by fishermen. The race is on to save the whale from drowning. When a rescue boat and a convoy of divers arrive to help the struggling humpback, a realistic and moving encounter bridges the human and aquatic worlds.
ISBN 9781580895583
Publisher Charlesbridge Publishing, 2015
Burleigh, Robert & Minor, Wendell (ill)
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3127

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Travel bug, The
In a land of long grasses, where small insects crawl, lived a strange little bug, with no name at all. He packed his blue suitcase, bought a round-the-world ticket, and flew off to find answers on the back of a cricket.
ISBN 9780143780137
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2017
Gilmour, Benjamin & Hancock, James Gulliver (ill)
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2762
Tree, The
The tree is home to a family of birds in their nest, squirrels in their drey and rabbits in their burrow. When a man and woman decide to cut the tree down and use it for their dream house, the animals are uder threat.
ISBN 9781406358216
Publisher Walker Books, 2016
Layton, Neal
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15374
Tremendous tractors
Rhyming text about the work of a tractor on a farm.
ISBN 9780753408322
Publisher Kingfisher, 2003
Mitton, Tony & Parker, Ant
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4774
Trent's rugby league adventure
Trent Barrett from the Cronulla Sharks rugby league team shows some of his football skills.
Series Rugby League Reads K-2 series (5 books)
Publisher National Rugby League, 2010
Hirsch, Suzan
No book cover.
15220
Tropical rainforest (Habitats of the world)
Simple text, suitable for an independent reader, with beautifully presented photographic illustrations, looking at examples of the plant and animal life that inhabit tropical rainforests. Includes good information, a glossary of terms and an index.
ISBN 9780733924453
Series Habitats of the world series (10 books)
Publisher Pearson Education Australia, 2001
Ballance, Alison
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18296
Trouble with dad, The
This zany picture book revolves around a dad who makes robots and interesting gadgets.
ISBN 9781405211222
Publisher Egmont Childrens, 2004
Cole, Babette
No book cover.
130951
Trouble with dogs, The
After being rescued, Dave and Rosie have settled into their new home. Now it is time for Dave to be trained by the Brigadier from Pup Breakers. The family want Dave trained but at what price.
ISBN 9781406326017
Publisher Walker Books, 2010
Graham, Bob
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11808
Trouble with gran, The
The trouble with Gran is she may look like a normal gran but, in fact, she is far from ordinary, as the others discover on a day trip to Wethorp-on-Sea.
ISBN 9781405211239
Publisher Egmont Childrens, 2004
Cole, Babette
No book cover.
11839
Trouble with Grandad, The
Locked up for growing a dangerous vegetable, Grandad lands in a lot of trouble. His terrible tomato must be stopped or it will keep growing bigger and bigger and bigger.
ISBN 9781405211246
Publisher Egmont Childrens, 2004
Cole, Babette
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4565
Trouble with mum, The
The trouble with mum is that she wears funny hats, has funny pets and makes funny cakes - she's not like other mothers at all. But, only a special mum can save the school.
ISBN 9781405211215
Publisher Egmont Childrens, 2004
Cole, Babette
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13508
Trouble with uncle, The
Uncle is a true pirate living in today's world. His sailing ship won't fit in the marina and he is unwelcome at the yacht club. An ancient treasure map sends him in search of modern day adventure.
ISBN 9780749710248
Publisher Egmont Childrens, 1994
Cole, Babette
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True to life series
Factual series for K-2 readers. 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 True to life series (12 books)
Latta, Jan
No book cover.
15125
Trumpet's kittens
Trumpet, the cat, goes to live with a new family when her owners move away. It soon becomes apparent that Trumpet has arrived with more than just herself.
ISBN 9781863683319
Publisher Fremantle Press, 2003
Polizzotto, Carolyn & Spinks, Sarah & Duke, Marion (ill)
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13851
Truth about penguins, The
Penguins are joining the zoo. According to the zoo animals, penguins love pizza, warm weather and ponchos. This can't be true...
ISBN 9781921150487
Publisher Walker Books, 2010
McKinlay, Meg & Jackson, Mark (ill)
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3066
Truth according to Arthur, The
Arthur and The Truth are not the best of friends right now. Today, Arthur did something he shouldn't have done, especially when his mum told him not to. Arthur knows he's done wrong but telling the truth is really hard. Maybe, he can bend it, stretch it, cover it up or, even, hide it.
ISBN 9781408864982
Publisher Bloomsbury, 2016
Hopgood, Tim & Tazzyman, David (I'll)
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17638
Tuart dwellers
Magical descriptions of a day in a tuart forest and the mini worlds that exist around these magnificent trees. The book reveals what happens to the insects, lizards, birdlife and animals from dawn to nightfall and during a storm, in the undisturbed bushland.
ISBN 9781876615307
Publisher Department of Environment and Conservation, WA, 2008
Ramage, Jan & Hickman, Ellen (ill)
No book cover.
12142
Tucking mummy in
Roles are reversed when mummy falls asleep while reading a story and her little girls put her into bed.
ISBN 9780868966267
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 1990
Loh, Morag
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10735
Tuesday
On Tuesday, when the full moon is rising, the lily pads take off with frogs on board. A picture book without text.
ISBN 9780395870822
Publisher Clarion Books, 1991
Wiesner, David
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609
Turtle (Watch me grow)
Many interesting facts about turtles and their life cycles. Easy to read with photographic illustrations.
ISBN 9781405313094
Series Watch me grow series (13 books)
Publisher Dorling Kindersley, 2006
Dorling Kindersley
No book cover.
3845

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Twig
Heidi is a stick insect, tall and long like a twig of a tree. It's her first day at a busy bug school, where she hopes to learn and make new friends. But finding friends isn't easy when no-one can find you.
ISBN 9781760157067
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2016
Parker, Aura
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24814
Twinkle
Penny is a lonely little girl who gazes out her window at night and pretends that the stars are her friends. Then, one night, a shooting star lands in her garden and together, they chase the quietness away, and fill the night with giggle and bounce.
ISBN 9781741693539
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2010
Bland, Nick
No book cover.
81799
Twinkle, twinkle, little star
Say this well-known nursery rhyme as you read along.
ISBN 9780859539418
Series Classic books with holes series (21 books)
Publisher Child's Play International Ltd, 2002
Kubler, Annie (ill) & Taylor, Jane (lyrics)
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6771
Two bad teddies
Tilly Ted and Gruffy Ted love Millie-Sue, and she loves them. But, when a new toy, Bendy Bill, turns up, the two Teds are jealous. There's trouble in the toy box.
ISBN 9781921541056
Publisher Little Hare Books, 2009
Niland, Kilmeny
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4829
Two birds on a wire
In this rhyming story, Little Bird Blue and Little Bird Black refuse to share. Each bird wants to sit on the wire alone.
ISBN 9781742761619
Publisher Koala Books, 2015
Vass, Coral & Cooper Smith, Heidi (ill)
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12448
Two frogs
Two frogs are sitting on a lily pad and one of them has a stick. The stick, he says, is to beat off the dog. But there is no dog. Yet. So begin the trials of this hapless pair whose adventures build to a brilliant conclusion.
ISBN 9780224064743
Publisher Jonathan Cape, 2003
Wormell, Chris
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12839
Two left feet
Barclay McClay has two left feet. Buying shoes is very difficult and nobody wants to dance with him. Barclay is very lonely until he learns to tap dance and meets someone who understands his problem.
ISBN 9780207186479
Publisher Angus & Robertson (HarperCollins), 1995
Apeitos, Stacey & Kundrus, Ulrike (ill)
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1069
Two little bugs
Two very different bugs become aware that each has made their home on the same leaf, one on the top and one underneath. The red bug wants to eat his way right through the leaf they live on.
ISBN 9780732296599
Publisher Angus & Robertson (HarperCollins), 2013
Sommerset, Mark & Sommerset, Rowan (ill)
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15003
Two little trains
The trains are travelling west. One is old and not moving very fast and one is new, shiny, streamlined and moving very fast. Both will travel through long dark tunnels, through snow and dust.
ISBN 9780064435680
Publisher HarperCollins Australia, 2001
Brown, Margaret Wise & Dillon, Leo & Diane
No book cover.
1466
Two nests
Betty and Paul are birds who build a nest together. Betty lays an egg and out pops Baby Bird. Everyone is happy, but the nest is small, Betty and Paul squabble, and they decide that Paul should live in a different nest across the other side of the tree. Now there are two nests in the cherry tree. Betty and Paul both love Baby Bird, and soon he is able to fly over the cherry tree, visiting his two nests.
ISBN 9781847803238
Publisher Frances Lincoln, 2013
Anholt, Laurence & Coplestone, Jim (ill)
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8213
Two peas in a pod
Marvin and Violet have been friends since they were babies. They are like two peas in a pod. But, then, Violet moves away. With a unique Australian flavour, this story of friendship is both tender and truthful.
ISBN 9781742373041
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2010
McKimmie, Chris
No book cover.
18212
Two tough teddies
Tilly and Gruffy Ted have been put in an old box and dumped in the park. They have to toughen up to face the world but all they really want is to find someone to love them.
ISBN 9781921272059
Publisher Little Hare Books, 2007
Niland, Kilmeny
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12388
Two wallabies, The
A Dreaming narrative from the Aboriginal people of Australia's far north. After a flood carries away his first friend, the wallaby finds another companion. They criss-cross the country bringing many places and plants into being.
ISBN 9781876288266
Publisher Working Title Press, 2002
Jakamarra, Henry Cook (Aboriginal storyteller) & Nicolls, Christine (ed.)
No book cover.
14142
Two-by-two band, The
Noah's Ark has been afloat for too long and the animals are looking hungrily at one another. Noah forms a band which sounds dreadful and Mrs Noah believes that he needs a baton to conduct. The dove arrives with an olive branch which Noah uses as a baton with great effect. But, an olive branch also means something else which just might save them.
ISBN 9780192727541
Publisher Oxford University Press, 2009
Flavell, David & Bartlett, Alison (ill)
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