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UFO diary
A UFO is lost in space until it spots a strange, blue planet. Zooming in for a closer look, the UFO discovers a curious creature watching it. They quickly become friends for one unforgettable afternoon.
ISBN 9781842705919
Publisher Andersen Press Ltd, 2007
Kitamura, Satoshi
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Ugg boot war, The
Jake's dad is out in public again with his ugg boots on. Why can't he wear proper shoes like other dads.
ISBN 9781862919990
Series Mates - great Australian yarns series (22 books)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2014
Fornasier, Kylie & Jellett, Tom
No book cover.
Ugly fish
Ugly fish doesn't like to share, so much so, he makes certain he doesn't have anyone to share with. However, this comes at a cost including loneliness and more.
ISBN 9780152050825
Publisher Harcourt Children's Books, 2006
Lareau, Kara & Magoon, Scott (ill)
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Beautiful photographs, maps and diagrams show you Uluru. Includes extra geographical and cultural information.
ISBN 9781865044880
Series Reconciliation - for younger students series (9 of 10)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2009
Park, Louise
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Under siege
Tam and Nina have joined an outlaw band and are on a mission to find out about the wolves' new weapon. When a common thief joins them, their troubles begin and saving him, and the magical bag he has stolen from the wolves, might just be more than they can handle.
ISBN 9781862917019
Series Wolf kingdom series (2 of 4)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2008
Harland, Richard & Peterson, Laura (ill)
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Under the sea
A beautifully presented book about things you find under the sea, including simple facts, an index, a glossary and web links.
ISBN 9780746074879
Series Usborne beginners series (8 of 28)
Publisher Usborne Publishing Ltd, 2003
Patchett, Fiona
No book cover.
Unexpected arrival, An
Cassie Bannerman and her friend, Ben, accompany Ben's dad, Dr Joe, on an RSPCA farm assessment visit to make sure the animals are being looked after properly. But, a surprise awaits them when they have to help with an unexpected arrival.
ISBN 9781742753324
Series RSPCA animal tales series (4 of 9)
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2012
Black, Jess
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Unhappy goldfish, The
There is jealousy between a goldfish and the family's new dog. The goldfish goes through a some traumatic experiences before an unlikely friendship occurs.
ISBN 9781862916845
Publisher Omnibus Books, 2007
Dallimore, Paul
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All the unwanted dogs in the dog pound watch as people walk up and down looking into their cages. No-one picks the little dog labelled Unknown. She is the same colour as the shadows so they don't even realise she's there. One night, everything changes.
ISBN 9780733613555
Publisher Hodder Headline Australia Pty Ltd, 2001
Thompson, Colin & Pignataro, Anna (ill)
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Unknown Australian soldier, The
Two children are bewildered by the internment ceremony for the Unknown Australian Soldier at the Australian War Memorial. Dreamlike, the ghost of the Unknown Australian Soldier takes them on a journey back in time to Gallipoli, the Middle East and the Western Front to learn about the nurses, the conditions facing the soldiers and the devastation of the First World War.
ISBN 9780957795730
Publisher ANZAC Day Commemoration Committee QLD Incorporated, 2001
Small, Mary & Langridge, Anne (ill)
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Unreal, banana peel
An entertaining and humorous mix of poems, including nursery rhyme parodies and classics.
ISBN 9781741833102
Publisher Brolly Books, 2009
Factor, June & Viska, Peter (ill)
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Urgency emergency
Humorous series for 3-4. Any two books from this series may be read as Challenge books; up to five more can be read as personal choice books. Go to the Series lists for individual book titles.
Series Urgency emergency (6 books)
Archer, Dosh
No book cover.
Urgency emergency: choking wolf
A wolf has something stuck in its throat, a little girl in a red coat can't find her grandma and Nurse Percy is run off his feet in this hilarious medical drama.
ISBN 9780747597643
Series Urgency emergency (6 books)
Publisher Bloomsbury, 2009
Topics / Year 3 easy reads /
Archer, Dosh
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Urgency emergency: injured spider
Miss Muffet finds a badly injured spider lying in a puddle of water, just beneath a waterspout. Nurse Percy and Doctor Glenda come to the rescue as they hold the spider's hands, all eight of them, and gently look after the cut. But, someone needs to look after Incy Wincy for the night because Miss Muffet is scared of spiders.
ISBN 9780747597650
Series Urgency emergency (6 books)
Publisher Bloomsbury, 2009
Topics / Year 3 easy reads /
Archer, Dosh
No book cover.
Urgency emergency: little elephant's blocked trunk
An elephant has been playing with his toys and putting all of them away in the wrong place. Soon, his mother notices that something is not quite right with her little one's trunk.
ISBN 9780747597612
Series Urgency emergency (6 books)
Publisher Bloomsbury, 2009
Topics / Year 3 easy reads /
Archer, Dosh
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Urgency emergency: melting snowman
It was a quiet morning at City Hospital. Doctor Glenda and Nurse Percy were drinking a cup of tea when they heard that a snowman was in need of urgent help. He was just standing in the garden when his buttons started to fall off.
ISBN 9780747597629
Series Urgency emergency (6 books)
Publisher Bloomsbury, 2009
Topics / Year 3 easy reads /
Archer, Dosh
No book cover.
Urgency emergency: Mrs Rabbit's bunnies
Mrs Rabbit is due to have her bunnies, lots of them, and she needs help. On her way to the hospital, Mrs Rabbit is knocked over by a little bear on a bike. The Pengamedics summon Doctor Glenda and Nurse Percy to assist.
ISBN 9780747597636
Series Urgency emergency (6 books)
Publisher Bloomsbury, 2009
Topics / Year 3 easy reads /
Archer, Dosh
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Urgency emergency: trapped beetle
When Doctor Glenda realises that the elephant is not the only one hearing things, she sets out to save a trapped beetle from a terrible fate.
ISBN 9780747597605
Series Urgency emergency (6 books)
Publisher Bloomsbury, 2009
Topics / Year 3 easy reads /
Archer, Dosh
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Usborne beginners 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 Usborne beginners series (28 books)
No book cover.
Usborne first encyclopaedia of space, The
The fascinating world of space is presented for young children with easy to read font, simple text and vividly-coloured illustrations and photographs.
ISBN 9780746041864
Publisher Usborne Publishing Ltd, 2001
Dowswell, Paul
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Usborne illustrated stories for boys
A compilation of short stories that includes classics, modern adaptations and contemporary stories. A great introduction to tales from diverse genres. Beautiful illustrations on every facing page.
ISBN 9780746074619
Publisher Usborne Publishing Ltd, 2006
Sims, Lesley & Stowell, Louie (editors)
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Slug feels completely unloved by the world and can't help feeling it may have something to do with appearances. Happily, new-found friend Spider is on hand to explain that beauty is in the eye of the beholder.
ISBN 9781846433726
Publisher Child's Play International Ltd, 2011
Boldt, Claudia
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