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Topic : "Year 5 easy reads"

Books for students in early Year 5

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Image currently unavailable 825 : 10 little insects by Cali, Davide & Pianina, V (ill)
10 intelligent insects, each with something to hide, are invited to a secluded island for the weekend. One by one, unusual things start to happen and they begin tracking a murderer.
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Image currently unavailable 18492 : Aden Ridgeway (Aussie Stars) by McCallum, Grant
Tells of Aden Ridgeway's childhood, schooling and eventual rise to become a prominent Australian politician.
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Image currently unavailable 565 : African critters by Haas, Robert B
Stunning photographs and engaging stories provide a rare glimpse into the struggles for survival in the African wilderness. The book includes large critters such as the big cats, elephants and rhinoceros, and small critters such as the dung beetle.
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Image currently unavailable 8969 : Alice of Peppermint Grove by Bell, Davina & Masciullo, Lucia (ill)
The war is over, summer has arrived and Alice is hopeful that life with her family will finally return to normal. However, nothing goes as expected. Her mother loses her job at the bank, the country is gripped with the deadly Spanish Influenza and there are problems between Alice and her best friend, Jilly. Even the return from Europe of Teddy, Alice's big brother, can't fix everything.
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Image currently unavailable 9727 : Alice's food A-Z by Zaslavsky, Alice
Dip in and taste, in this edible adventure. Packed to the brim with funny food facts and clever cooking tips, as well as kid-friendly recipes, this book is ideal for the fact-hungry, the food-obsessed or those who just like to mess about in the kitchen.
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Image currently unavailable 2281 : Along the road to Gundagai by O'Hagan, Jack & McLean, Andrew (ill)
The words of this familiar song Australian song have inspired the illustrations to tell the story of young soldiers away fighting in World War I.
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Image currently unavailable 587876 : Animal life cycles by Midthun, Joseph & Hiti, Samuel (ill)
Discover why some duck eggs are brown, or why amphibians, fish and reptiles have so many babies. From the macabre caterpillar wasp to the caring kangaroo, the complexities of animal kingdom life cycles are explored in a colourful, humorous graphic novel.
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Image currently unavailable 19 : Anthony Mundine (Aussie stars) by McCallum, Grant
Anthony Mundine's biography shows how he wanted to follow in his sporting father's footsteps.
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Image currently unavailable 4016 : Applesauce weather by Frost, Helen & Bates, Amy June (ill)
When the first apple falls from the tree, siblings Faith and Peter know that it is applesauce weather. And that means that Uncle Arthur should be here. It seems like he needs a little more time to grieve. This is the first year without Aunt Lucy after all. This is a heartfelt tale about the strength and love of family and the power of a good story.
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Image currently unavailable 21638 : Archie Cupid and Lizzie Imp by England, Kathryn & Sheehan, Peter (ill)
Archie Cupid is a perfect angel. Lizzie Imp is just perfectly naughty. They don't like each other until Archie's arrow and Lizzie's spitball miss their targets and everything changes.
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Image currently unavailable 593287 : Australian birds by Chun, Matt
It took millions of years of isolation and a diverse range of habitats for Australian birds to evolve the way they did. The result is many of the world's most striking and beautiful birds, including some that are stranger than fiction. 16 remarkable species are featured in this beautiful book. From the iconic cockatoo, to the endangered cassowary, Australian Birds has been carefully curated to inform and entrance readers of all ages.
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Image currently unavailable 6156 : Bab Sharkey and the animal mummies: The giant moth mummy by Hansen, Andrew & Roberts, Jessica (ill)
Bab Sharkey, teenage pharaoh, returns to the wondrous city of the Animal Mummies. Only this time, he must face his most dangerous enemy yet...a giant mummified moth who is intent on destroying the entire city! Can Bab and his friends unite to defeat his terrifying evil?
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Image currently unavailable 4085 : Ball stars: Heat wave by Lawrence, David
After wiping the floor in the interschool comp, the Bench Warmers are back. Danny and his friends are now playing club basketball for the newly formed Robdale Raptors. The opposition is tough, but with a first-rate coach and some much improved players, these ballers could pose a real threat. Can the gang make it to the grand final, or will Greg 'The Goat' McGriffin and the all-star Holesly Heat team ruin the Raptors' chances?
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Image currently unavailable 4014 : Ball Stars: On Tour by Lawrence, David
Following their huge success the Robdale Primary basketball team is going on tour. They're off to the country and Danny, Crystal and the gang couldn't be more excited. That is, until they find out that spotlight-hungry Principal Take is also coming. Throw in Greg 'The Goat' McGriffin and it's going to be one interesting trip.
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Image currently unavailable 3072 : Ball stars: The bench warmers by Lawrence, David
Meet the benchwarmers; Danny, Crystal, Angie, Omyr, Leanne and Cody. They're the new basketball players at Robdale Primary School and according to hot shot Greg 'The Goat' McGriffin, they don't have a chance of winning a lunchtime game. But when the gang are picked as part of the school squad things start looking up.
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Image currently unavailable 27230 : Barlay by Kickett-Tucker, Cheryl & Gibbs, Tracey (ill) & Morgan, Sally (ed)
Sometimes, grown-ups tell scary stories to teach kids a lesson. And, sometimes, those scary stories turn out to be true. Sarah, Jay and Rene find out the hard way what sort of tale their Nan's Woordatj story is when they wander off into the bush, despite her warnings.
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Image currently unavailable 4573 : Batsford books of Music for children, The by Rumens-Syratt, Rebecca
Music is great because it means we can sing along to our favourite songs, play instruments with our friends and read sheet music- it's like a secret code. With this book you will be a marvellous musician in no time.
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Image currently unavailable 8412 : Beach sports car by Oxenham, Darlene & Gibbs, Tracey (ill) & Morgan, Sally (ed)
When Annie's dad promises her a beach sports car, she imagines a bright red hotrod with racing car stripes. But, it will take a lot of work to turn Dad's battered old bomb into the car of Annie's dreams. Then again, hard work can sometimes make the rewards seem so much sweeter.
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Image currently unavailable 35605 : Bear Grylls Survival skills handbook: Knots by Grylls, Bear
This survival skills handbook is perfect for all young explorers, adventurers, and general lovers of the outdoors. Learn the art of knots, from tie loops, lashes, hitches and many more to help in various situations. This hand book includes illustrations, and step-by-step instructions and tips from Bear Grylls himself.
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Image currently unavailable 12770 : Belonging by Baker, Jeannie
This wordless picture book, with exquisite collage illustrations, explores the re-greening of a city, the role of community and the significance of children, family and neighbourhood in changing the urban environment.
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Image currently unavailable 836 : Beware of the storybook wolves by Child, Lauren
This book with colourful illustrations and an interesting layout will tell you what to do if the wolves ever escape from your storybook.
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Image currently unavailable 2400 : Big book of Aussie dinosaurs by Richards, Kel & Singleton, Glen (ill)
Everything you have ever wanted to know about when dinosaurs ruled Australia.
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Image currently unavailable 2746 : Big city museum by Kettle, Phil & Webb, Melissa (ill)
Harry Harvard and Jessie Harrison's class at Average Primary School are going on an exciting excursion to Big City Museum. The good news is Mrs Payne, their fifth class teacher, won't be going. The bad news is the Principal is going instead. Most pupils are scared to do anything to upset Principal Dorking but Harry and Jessie can always be counted on to make or find trouble.
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Image currently unavailable 6470 : Bit of a hero, A by Phinn, Gervase
Tom is finding it hard to come to terms with the death of his father, a firefighter, who lost his life trying to save a child. Life just gets worse when a bully joins his class at school and Mum meets a new man. Tom wonders whether he can find the courage within himself to stand up to the bully, and to accept the many changes in his life.
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Image currently unavailable 5625 : Black book of colours, The by Cottin, Menena & Faria, Rosana
An extraordinary and unique picture book, complete with Braille and embossed illustrations. All black in colour, it is stylistically striking and offers the sighted reader an unparalleled insight into the interpretation of the world from the perspective of a blind child.
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Image currently unavailable 130804 : Blind trek by Kennedy, Jim
Hilton and Tim can't stand each other. They are forced together via their parents' friendship and their bike has crashed in the middle of nowhere. The only way home is to walk. Danger lurks and, if the boys are to survive, they must work together.
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Image currently unavailable 1982 : Bloodhound boys: great blood bank robbery by Cranna, Andrew
The undead world has many dangerous creatures, many of which Rocky the werewolf and Vince the vampire meet in their search to find who has robbed the city's blood bank.
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Image currently unavailable 1384 : Bloodhound boys: monster truck tremor dilemma by Cranna, Andrew
Rocky and Vince are competing in a monster truck race. Full of twists and turns, the lethal race will send the boys way off track.
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Image currently unavailable 4842 : Bob the railway dog by Fenton, Corinne & McLean, Andrew (ill)
In the early days of the railway, when shiny new tracks were opening vast areas of Australia, there was an adventurous dog who was part of it all. As the tracks were being laid, he was there on the train, riding in his favourite spot on top of the Yankee engine. Everyone knew him. The true story of Bob the railway dog, who had adventure in his heart and the rattle of the rails in his soul.
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Image currently unavailable 2826 : Born to bake by Gwynne, Phillip & Smith, Craig (ill)
Rick has decided he is just average, not good, not bad, just average. When Rick discovers he is born to cook, he is no longer just average. The trouble is that his baking is now in competition with his Mum.
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Image currently unavailable 29362 : Born to run: Cathy Freeman, my story by Freeman, Cathy
Cathy Freeman's own story of her childhood, her loving family and her sporting achievements. Cathy shares the personal philosophy that has led to her success and the joy she has always found in life.
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Image currently unavailable 13297 : Boy who would live forever, The by Simons, Moya
Daniel is cursed with the fate of staying twelve forever. He doesn't know how or why. For two hundred years he has coped with the joy, and more often grief, it has caused him. Then he meets Sally and her daughter, Holly. Now it really matters.
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Image currently unavailable 43479 : Bring it on by Stanley, Jo
Sarah loves to crack jokes, but no one at her new school is laughing, not even her first day buddy Hanh. Even worse, no one at Milsborough West Primary surfs and that's Sarah's favourite thing in the world! Sarah is a big fan of Aussie Rules football, but she has never played. Will coach Shawna let Sarah join the Flyers and be part of the team?
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Image currently unavailable 7783 : Case of the getaway gold, The by Ball, Duncan & David, Mark (ill)
Anna and Tim find the real thief of the getaway gold.
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Image currently unavailable 7736 : Case of the graveyard ghost and other mysteries, The by Ball, Duncan & David, Mark (ill)
At the cemetery, pieces of headstone have mysteriously been discovered, along with bizarre notes. When Anna and Tim stumble across a head, they prove that three heads are better than two and decide to get to the bottom of this deed.
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Image currently unavailable 2866 : Case of the midnight zappers, The by Ball, Duncan & David, Mark (ill)
Tim and Anna's house has been zapped. A gang of graffiti artists have been painting houses in Possum Creek with the huge letters ""ZAP"". The obvious suspects are the local gang called the Zappers, but Tim and Anna aren't so sure.
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Image currently unavailable 1079 : Case of the Runaway Bullet, The by Ball, Duncan & David, Mark (ill)
A skinny mysteries book.
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Image currently unavailable 4660 : Case of the vampire's wire, The by Ball, Duncan & David, Mark (ill)
Anna and Tim help solve three separate mysteries. A visit to the museum, a night at the theatre and a dinner invitation all present mysteries that need to be solved.
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Image currently unavailable 1082 : Case of the walkabout clock, The by Ball, Duncan & David, Mark (ill)
Mrs Wagner's antique clock has gone walkabout. Clocks are not supposed to be able to walk but there seems to be no other explanation.
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Image currently unavailable 75 : Cathy Freeman (Aussie stars) by McCallum, Grant
Cathy Freeman's early career as a schoolgirl athlete and a Commonwealth Games representative for Australia.
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Image currently unavailable 18688 : Catland by Starke, Ruth
Having to stay with her Dad, his new wife and two stepdaughters when her mum goes to India is not as bad as Rose first thinks. Her stepmother is mounting a campaign against cats and a neighbour who has lots of them. Rose finds a solution.
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Image currently unavailable 617176 : Charlie changes into a chicken by Copeland, Sam & Horne, Sarah (ill)
Charlie McGuffin is just an ordinary boy dealing with a range of typical problems. However, one day his life is completely turned upside down when he discovers he can transform into different animals! How will Charlie find a way to deal with his new powers and keep clear of the resident school bully?
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Image currently unavailable 10869 : Chewing-gum kid, The by Dawe, Bruce
Simon Bright has a feeling that this week is going to be different and he's right. After the discovery of the Super-Gum, his life changes.
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Image currently unavailable 4445 : Children's treasury of Milligan, A by Milligan, Spike
A rare and delightful collection of Spike Milligan's humour for children that includes 'Best of silly verse for kids', 'Milliganisms' and more.
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Image currently unavailable 21422 : Chook called Harry, A by Gwynne, Phillip & Denton, Terry (ill)
There are ten chooks in the chook house and Chris collects the eggs every day. When his favourite chook, Happy Harry, stops laying, Chris's Dad says that she's not pulling her weight and will have to go. Chris must work out a way to save her. Some derogatory language used in context.
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Image currently unavailable 87 : Christine Anu (Aussie stars) by McCallum, Grant
Christine Anu's life begins in the Torres Strait Islands and leads to her rise in the world of music.
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Image currently unavailable 15075 : Clarice Bean spells trouble by Child, Lauren
Clarice Bean is a vital, entertaining young girl. She relates to our problems and enthralls us with her exploits and the way she faces life with a delightful wit and faces challenges head-on.
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Image currently unavailable 112328 : Clarice Bean, don't look now by Child, Lauren
There seems to be an awful lot in Clarice's life to worry about and when she finds herself unable to sleep at night, she devises a Worst Worries list. But Clarice soon realises that your worst worry is the worry you haven't even thought to worry about.
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Image currently unavailable 30735 : Coco Banjo and the super wow surprise by Gemmell, N J
YIPPEE! It's the holidays! Time for glorious summer days and fun with friends. Coco's mum is still travelling, but she arranges the BEST surprises. One surprise is in a box delivered by Coco's best friend, N. The next surprise is an invention called the Skip Back Machine. What does it do? And the biggest surprise is tickets to a concert by Coco's favourite pop star, Prince Louis!But . . . what if N isn't allowed to go? Coco has a big decision to make . . .
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Image currently unavailable 30736 : Coco Banjo has been unfriended by Gemmell, N J
It's time for the school camp and some spectacular Coco-licious adventures! But two problems could ruin everything... Jay Page is hiding his pet rat in his bag. Worse, Coco's best friend N wants to join Belle's group. Has Coco been unfriended? Can Mrs Trample really ban Coco from the disco? Could this camp get any worse? Coco needs an amazing plan to make things right. Maybe the Prime Minister can help!
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Image currently unavailable 32413 : Coco Banjo is having a yay day by Gemmell, N J
Coco Banjo to the recue! Coco Banjo loves her life. She sleeps in a tiger onesie, wears her mum's diamonds just because she can, and has dolphins and penguins as friends. Today Coco is planning a Yay Day of fun on her secret island home in the middle of Sydney Harbour. But wait, what is that secret signal? Oh no, Narianna (also known as N) is being bullied! Coco sets off for school to rescue her. But when cranky school principal Miss Trample sees Coco's school uniform (customised, thank you very much), Coco might be in even more trouble than her best friend. How will she get out of this one?
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Image currently unavailable 2969 : Countdown to danger: Bullet train disaster by Heath, Jack
You're strapped tightly into your seat on the bullet train. The mountain track is so steep, the aisle is a staircase. As the train accelerates at top speed, a passenger slips out of his seat and begins to fall to the back of the train. He will probably die. It's time to decide whether to unstrap yourself to save him or stay in your seat. Countdown the minutes towards your survival or demise.
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Image currently unavailable 8261 : Countdown to danger: Shockwave by Heath, Jack
You're swimming through the ocean, trying to escape dangerous mercenaries who have planted a bomb on the mainland. Behind you, getting closer, is the largest shark you've ever seen. An explosion rips out from the shoreline and a massive wave flings you closer to the stunned shark's open mouth. You don't have much time and you need to get to land. It's time to decide whether to keep swimming or climb onto the shark's back and ride to shore.
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Image currently unavailable 15917 : Dads have no shame by Faulkner, Carol & Rogers, Gregory (ill)
Sarah is unhappy as she has to help her Dad with a garage sale. When their neighbour sets ups his own garage sale, the battle is on to see who will get the most customers. Sarah is really embarrassed as she watches just how far Dad will go to win.
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Image currently unavailable 24009 : Darcy Moon and the deep-fried frogs by Carvell, Catherine
Darcy Moon is an ordinary girl with ordinary problems. She's low on cash and low on the necessary street cred to fit in with the cool crowd. But, Darcy's life is about to take a great leap forward. When a freaked-out frog asks for help, it's up to her to fix the food chain, save the swamp and prove that money can't buy everything.
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Image currently unavailable 15057 : Day I swapped my dad for two goldfish, The by Gaiman, Neil & McKean, Dave (ill)
A boy swaps his father for two goldfish. When his mother insists he swaps his father back, he discovers that his dad's been swapped numerous times.
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Image currently unavailable 7330 : Deadly D & Justice Jones: Making the team by Prince, Scott & Hartley, David
Dylan has an amazing power. It attracts the attention of the Brisbane Broncos football team, where Dylan becomes known as Deadly D.
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Image currently unavailable 18493 : Deborah Mailman (Aussie Stars) by McCallum, Grant
Tells of Deborah's childhood, schooling and rise to become one of Australia's finest actors.
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Image currently unavailable 3335 : Different dog, A by Jennings, Paul & Kelly, Geoff (ill)
'I'll tell you something, Chase. Don't beg. Some people beg because they have nothing. But a dog should never do it just because someone says the word beg'. The unforgettable story of a boy who cannot speak and the day he finds his voice.
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Image currently unavailable 7036 : Double time by Clark, Sherryl & Perry, Ellyse
Ellyse is bursting with excitement. She's been invited to try out for a new youth soccer academy, along with her friends, Hu and Jamie. But, that's not the only thing. Cricket season has started again and there's both the school and club competitions to play. Ellyse is certain she can do it all. That is, until she finds herself in danger of disappointing everyone around her. But, Ellyse doesn't want to have to choose between cricket and soccer.
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Image currently unavailable 20711 : Dr Karl's big book of amazing animals by Kruszelnicki, Dr Karl
From creepy crawlies and the world under the water to the biggest, longest, loudest, sleepiest and stinkiest animals of all. Here are lots of facts to astonish, puzzle and perplex, codes to crack, things to draw and colour, odd ones out, and differences to spot,
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Image currently unavailable 55512 : Duck in the gun, The by Cowley, Joy & Belton, Robyn (ill)
The general and his men are about to fire on a town they are at war with. But, the Gunner has bad news for the General. They can't load the gun because a duck is nesting inside it.
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Image currently unavailable 22102 : Elephant mountain by Brian, Janeen & Rippin, Sally (ill)
Kasem is thrilled when he is given responsibility for baby elephant, Pooky, and promises the elephant that he will always look after him. Kasem has to remember many important things and wonders whether he will be able to keep his promise to Pooky.
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Image currently unavailable 578873 : Emergency echo by Ivanoff, George
Twelve year old Alice is an ordinary girl living in the outback mining town of Mount Magnet. One morning, during a game of backyard cricket, she is struck down with the crippling pain of acute appendicitis. Shockingly, the nearest hospital is hundreds of kilometres away and a violent storm is rapidly approaching. An urgent call is made to the Royal Flying Doctor Service. The pressure is on for the RFDS to safely transport Alice to medical attention before it is too late.
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Image currently unavailable 831 : Enemy, The by Cali, Davide & Bloch, Serge (ill)
There's a war on. We see something that could be a desert, in which there are two holes. In the holes are two soldiers. They are enemies.
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Image currently unavailable 120 : Ernie Dingo by McCallum, Grant
A biography that traces the life of one of the most well known Aboriginal performers on television.
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Image currently unavailable 27079 : Escape from kids' club by Gwynne, Phillip
Max, Lily, Boaz and Jesse are stuck in Kids' Club at an island resort, forced to watch endless Pirates of the Caribbean re-runs while their parents relax by the pool. After eight days, they decide to break out and let the real fun begin.
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Image currently unavailable 587830 : Extraordinary life of Michelle Obama, The by Kanani, Sheila & Walsh, Sarah (ill)
The story of a woman who became an inspiration. Michelle Obama was born in Chicago, and was fighting for equality long before she became the First Lady of the United States of America. She inspired people everywhere as a campaigner for diversity and then as a bold voice in the White House, and she continues to use her influence to change the world.
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Image currently unavailable 9029 : Famous five mystery collection, The by Blyton, Enid
Five children have mad adventures without parental interference.
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Image currently unavailable 5857 : Famous five versus the black mask by Voilier, Claude
Another famous five adventure written by Claude Voilier after Enid Blyton ceased to write Famous Five adventures, translated from the French into English. The five are back on holidays and involved in yet another mystery aboard a Mediterranean cruise liner.
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Image currently unavailable 578972 : Fast flight by Ivanoff, George
Dillon is your typical eleven year old boy who loves to play cricket and is forever getting into trouble for his messy room. He's just a normal kid - except for the fact he has a rare genetic disorder and desperately needs a liver transplant. One day, in the middle of the night, Dillon and his family receive a call from a distant hospital. A donor liver is available. The Royal Flying Doctor service is the only available option to transport Dillon to the hospital and into his new life.
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Image currently unavailable 129 : Father Sky and Mother Earth by Noonuccal, Oodgeroo (Walker, Kath)
An illustrated book depicting environmental concerns by Oodgeroo Noonuccal, a poet and an activist for Aboriginal rights.
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Image currently unavailable 5920 : Ferret attack by Kettle, Phil & Webb, Melissa (ill)
Harry and Jesse use their time machine to play a dastardly trick that involves Killer, the ferret. The joke backfires when Killer starts to grow and grow as a reaction to time travel, causing floods and mayhem. Harry and Jesse had better work out a way to make this right before they do irretrievable damage to their school and their fifth class colleagues.
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Image currently unavailable 587891 : Fing by Walliams, David & Ross, Tony (ill)
Meet the Meeks! Myrtle Meek has everything she could possibly want. But everything isn't enough. She wants more, more, more! When Myrtle declares she wants a FING, there's only one problem: What is a FING? Mr and Mrs Meek will do anything to keep their darling daughter happy, even visit the spooky library vaults to delve into the dusty pages of the mysterious Monsterpedia. Their desperate quest leads to the depths of the jungliest jungle where the rarest creatures can be found. But will they ever find a FING?
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Image currently unavailable 579463 : Fish in a tree by Mullaly Hunt, Lynda
Ally is smart, but no one can see this. She's even been smart enough to fool most of the adults in her life so far. But when Mr Daniels arrives to teach her class, he sees through her bravado. Ally can't read and Mr Daniels can see this. But with his help, maybe Ally can beat the bullies and learn to trust those around her again.
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Image currently unavailable 11982 : Five are together again by Blyton, Enid
The famous five are together again and camping near their friends. A burglary results in stolen research papers and someone involved in the neighbouring circus falls under suspicion.
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Image currently unavailable 5350 : Five fall into adventure by Blyton, Enid
Julian, Dick and Anne are really worried. George and her devoted dog, Timmy, have just disappeared. Not only that, somebody has broken into Kirrin Cottage. They wonder if there could be a connection.
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Image currently unavailable 1644 : Five get into a fix by Blyton, Enid
The famous five get into a fix together.
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Image currently unavailable 14220 : Five get into trouble by Blyton, Enid
The Famous Five are distraught. Dick has been kidnapped presumably mistaken for somebody else.
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Image currently unavailable 5890 : Five go adventuring again by Blyton, Enid
There's a thief at Kirrin Cottage! The Famous Five think they know who it is, but they need to prove it! The discovery of an old map and very unusual hiding place is all they need to get to the bottom of this mystery and uncover the true culprit!
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Image currently unavailable 6238 : Five go off in a caravan by Blyton, Enid
A caravan holiday for the Famous Five is bound to be an adventure! And when they stumble across a circus troupe, the gang are thrilled. But some of the circus people have more sinister plans than just clowning around.
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Image currently unavailable 6241 : Five go off to camp by Blyton, Enid
Ghost trains that vanish in the middle of the night, the Famous Five can't believe it. There has to be a logical explanation. But as they follow the tracks, they realise there might not be.
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Image currently unavailable 6634 : Five go to Demons Rocks by Blyton, Enid
The famous five go to Demon's Rocks.
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Image currently unavailable 1645 : Five go to Smuggler's Top by Blyton, Enid
The Famous Five go to stay at a large old house, and discover lots of hiding places and underground tunnels. Perhaps there are still smugglers at Smuggler's Top.
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Image currently unavailable 13379 : Five have a wonderful time by Blyton, Enid
The Famous Five are on holiday and they've discovered a ruined castle nearby. The castle looked deserted but is that a face at the window.
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Image currently unavailable 9733 : Five have plenty of fun by Blyton, Enid
Berta is in hiding from kidnappers, and she needs help from the Five, but to help out a virtual stranger, they will have to risk great danger to themselves.
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Image currently unavailable 5352 : Five on a hike together by Blyton, Enid
When Dick is woken by a light flashing through his window, he is puzzled. Perhaps someone is trying to send him a coded message. And when the famous five hear of an escaped convict in the area, they are on red alert.
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Image currently unavailable 6969 : Five on a secret trail by Blyton, Enid
Camping again, the five have pitched their tent near an old, abandoned cottage, but Anne hears strange noises at night. Perhaps it isn't abandoned after all.
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Image currently unavailable 6216 : Five on Finniston Farm by Blyton, Enid
This adventure story sees the Famous Five down on the farm.
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Image currently unavailable 6240 : Five on Kirrin island again by Blyton, Enid
What can Uncle Quentin be up to, all alone, on Kirrin Island. He won't let anyone visit, not even George and the rest of the Famous Five.
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Image currently unavailable 1646 : Five run away together by Blyton, Enid
Someone has been on George's island. The five wonder what is locked in the mysterious trunk hidden on Kirrin Island.
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Image currently unavailable 35957 : Floods, The: better homes and gardens by Thompson, Colin
After years on the run, the Floods are coming home to Transylvania Waters. And just in time too. Since Nerlin and Mordonna fled, things have gone from worse to much worse. King Quatorze has bled the country dry. He's even sold everyone's shoelaces. It's time for life with a lot less cabbage and a lot more chocolate. But, first, the Floods have to get rid of the old king.
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Image currently unavailable 1735 : Flying machines, The by Kettle, Phil & Webb, Melissa (ill)
Jesse Harrison and Harry Harvard have a new best friend, Rocky Rockman has left his prehistoric cave and is living in their tree house. He also goes to Average Primary School and, for the first time ever, Jesse and Harry are disappointed when the bell rings to end the school day. But, trouble really starts when Rocky's pet, prehistoric bird arrives and Principal Dorking calls in Captain Crash.
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Image currently unavailable 12116 : Follow that bus by Hutchins, Pat & Hutchins, Laurence (ill)
Two bank robbers find more than they bargained for when they encounter a group of school children visiting a farm.
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Image currently unavailable 2675 : Four-fingered man, The by Jones, Cerberus
When Amelia's parents decide to reopen an old hotel, she and her new friend, Charlie, quickly discover that there's more to The Gateway than meets the eye. Not only is it creepy, cavernous and run by a cranky caretaker called Tom, but the guests aren't your typical human visitors.
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Image currently unavailable 34036 : Friend for Grace, A by Laguna, Sofie & Masciullo, Lucia (ill)
In 1808, Grace and Hannah, are on board the ship, Indispensable, on their way to New South Wales. The girls wonder what their new place will be like. They hear the convict women saying there are giant rats and other strange animals there. When sickness strikes the ship, it seems unlikely that anyone will survive to reach the shores of the new land.
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Image currently unavailable 4007 : Funny kid for president by Stanton, Matt
Max is the class clown always making everyone laugh. He is running for class president but has no special talents. As the election draws near, Max with the help of his friend Hugo, tries to run a fair and honest campaign. But there are scandals and sabotage. Max decides that being the funny kid may just help him win.
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Image currently unavailable 1823 : Fuzz the famous fly by Rodda, Emily
Fuzz endeavours to cope with the intrusions of stardom.
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Image currently unavailable 160 : Going for kalta: hunting for sleepy lizards at Yalata by Edwards, Yvonne & Day, Brenda
Kalta is the Aboriginal word meaning ""sleepy lizard"". In this picture book, the reader is shown how the Yalata community catch and cook kalta.
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Image currently unavailable 7070 : Goosebumps the movie 2: Haunted Halloween by Stine, R L
When Sonny and his friend Sam find a ventriloquist dummy labeled Slappy in an abandoned house, they decide to take him home. What they don't realise is that they've brought him to life... and he's evil. Whoops!
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Image currently unavailable 7034 : Goosebumps the movie: Night of the living monsters by Stine, R L
THE GOOSEBUMPS MOVIE captures the chills, thrills, and giggles of Scholastic's original bestselling series. Zach, 16, has just moved from NYC to a creepy small town. He soon realizes his new neighbor, Hannah (also 16), is in danger. When he tries to rescue her, he accidentally unleashes the monsters created and brought to life by her writer father, R.L. Stine. Now it's up to Zach, Hannah, and Stine to get the monsters back in their books where they belong. Can they stop the monsters... for good? Packed with over 45 pictures from the movie!
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Image currently unavailable 23951 : Grace and Glory by Laguna, Sofie & Masciullo, Lucia (ill)
It's 1808 and Grace has arrived at a bark hut on the edge of a river to start her life as a servant. But, even though she tries hard, nothing Grace does for her new master ever seems right, especially if it involves Glory, his beloved horse. When the master goes away and leaves Grace in charge, she is tested when she has to save her mistress from danger.
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Image currently unavailable 14399 : Grace on the court by Proud, Maddy
It was simple for Netball nerd Grace Parker and her best friends, Stella and Mia, at primary school, where back then her biggest problem was persuading her parents to buy her tickets to see Friday at Five, the world's hottest boy band. Unfortunately, high school is a new story. Grace's greatest rival on the court, Amber Burns, just made the same netball team as her. Her twin brother, Gus, is devastated he didn't make it into the top team. Tyler, her older brother, is ignoring her. And if that wasn't enough for a 13-year-old girl to handle, a popular dreamy boy is suddenly paying her a lot of attention...
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Image currently unavailable 15039 : Grandpa's angel by Bauer, Jutta
Grandpa tells his grandson about his life and guardian angel during a dark period in history. Watercolour illustrations add to this endearing story.
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Image currently unavailable 5732 : Great castle search, The by Bingham, Jane
Through challenging puzzles, find out how people lived in castles, and the tournaments and battles that occurred. Each double page spread covers a different aspect of castle life and is crammed full of things for you to find.
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Image currently unavailable 35742 : Great dinosaur search, The by Heywood, Rosie
Search the beautiful illustrations for giant insects or for dinosaurs who lived in the shallow seas or in the dusty deserts. Includes dinosaur facts and interesting illustrations showing the ancestors of some animals that we see today.
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Image currently unavailable 2014 : Great escape from city zoo, The by Riddle, Tohby
An anteater, elephant, turtle and flamingo break out of the City Zoo and, disguised, manage to blend in for a time and enjoy their freedom in the city. Sepia drawings are a highlight of this escape adventure.
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Image currently unavailable 35797 : Great history search, The by Khanduri, Kamini
Each double page of this book comprises an illustrated scene from a different period of history, crammed with people and events. The fun comes in finding the people, animals and objects in the scene. Smaller pictures around the edges show the things to be spotted and captions give more information.
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Image currently unavailable 48474 : Great Planet Earth search by Helbrough, Emma
Search through this book to explore the planets.
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Image currently unavailable 17826 : Great prehistoric search, The by Bingham, Jane & Jackson, Ian (ill)
This puzzle book explores life on Earth millions of years ago and the many different plants and animals that inhabited it. Every double page spread is packed with extraordinary detail and objects to spot, including intriguing prehistoric creatures from the most fearsome of dinosaurs to the tiniest of insects.
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Image currently unavailable 14293 : Great switcheroo, The by Fusillo, Archimede & Vane, Mitch (ill)
Best friends Ray, Matty and Lurch are planning their best-ever prank to swap all their neighbours' pets. They think they will be legends but their efforts backfire.
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Image currently unavailable 1966 : Great undersea search, The by Needham, Kate & Jackson, Ian (ill)
Through these challenging puzzles, find out about the many weird and wonderful creatures living in the sea. Each double page spread is crammed full of interesting facts and things for you to find.
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Image currently unavailable 81881 : Harriet Bright in a pickle by Craig, Claire & Feddersen, Melanie (ill)
Harriet dreams of being a poet. Paul Picklebottom is constantly making her life difficult. Luckily, her best friend, Melly, is always there to comfort her. But, Harriet gets into a pickle when she finds out her best friend has a secret that she won't share.
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Image currently unavailable 7075 : Haunted Halloween: Slappy's return by Howard, Kate
Slappy's back! The demented dummy and all his creepy pals are back for this sequel to the hit 2015 Goosebumps movie. Scholastic's early reader has all the chills, thrills, and laugh-out-loud horror of the new movie. Illustrated with 48 pages of color photos from the movie! Based on the 2018 Goosebumps film.
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Image currently unavailable 580933 : Help around the house by Gleitzman, Morris
Ludo's dad has just been elected as an Independent in Federal Parliament, which means a big move to Canberra. Top on his list of priorities is to find the local Scout group and continue his journey with the Scouts. Little does he realise just how important his scouting skills will turn out to be.
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Image currently unavailable 3802 : Her mother's face by Doyle, Roddy & Blackwood, Freya (ill)
Although Siobhan's mother died when she was small, she can remember her mother's hands, her voice and her words. But, no matter how hard she tries, Siobhan cannot remember her mother's face. She'd ask her father but he is too sad and Siobhan carries her grief deep within her. One day, a woman shows her how to remember and has a message for Siobhan's father.
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Image currently unavailable 2311 : Hero by Lean, Sarah
Leo dreams of being a hero. In his imagination, he is a fearless gladiator but he wants to be a hero in real life. When the boys at school dare him to do something he knows is wrong, Leo lets everybody down.
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Image currently unavailable 14269 : Hester the jester by Clark, Margaret & Denton, Terry (ill)
Hester wants to be the next court jester, but it is unheard of for a girl to take on that role. There is also the slight problem of a king who is quite happy to chop off heads if he is displeased. Hester must fulfil her ambition without losing her head.
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Image currently unavailable 40213 : Home by Oliver, Narelle
When their cliff top habitat is destroyed by fire, a pair of peregrine falcons must find a new one. They end up in the city but they wonder if they will be able to make it to their home.
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Image currently unavailable 15937 : Home for Grace, A by Laguna, Sofie & Masciullo, Lucia (ill)
It's 1808 and Grace loves caring for baby, Alice, and working with her mistress, Beth, on the property at Rose Hill. Grace tries so hard to be a good servant but still her master doesn't trust her. Grace thinks he blames her for what happened to his beloved horse. It's injured and growing sicker every day. Grace wants to do something to help but she doesn't know who to turn to.
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Image currently unavailable 14133 : Hooey Higgins and the big boat race by Voake, Steve & Dodson, Emma (ill)
Hooey and his friends, Twig and Will, think they have built a boat that will win the home-made boat race. If they win, they plan to hold a pirate party for Twig. However, another team of boys also wants to win the race and they are willing to play dirty to take out the prize.
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Image currently unavailable 32964 : Hooey Higgins and the shark by Voake, Steve & Dodson, Emma (ill)
Welcome to Shrimpton-on-Sea where the folks are a bit unusual and you can meet Hooey, Twig, Will and Dingbat the dog. They are naughty, slightly scruffy boys who'll do anything to make some money. It all starts with the giant chocolate egg, then there's catching the shark in the bed and then Twig dresses up as a sea urchin and gets chased by Basbo, the bully.
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Image currently unavailable 11475 : Hooey Higgins and the tremendous trousers by Voake, Steve & Dodson, Emma (ill)
The world is a dangerous place and Hooey, Will and Twig are working on their genius health and safety invention, the all-new super TremTroo. These are super protective trousers to keep them safe from crocodiles, flying toffee-apples and log-flume malfunctions.
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Image currently unavailable 15097 : House of Narcissus, The by Wild, Margaret & Harris, Wayne (ill)
A beautiful house in Venice, rich in history, revisits its past stories in the context of the present. It is a house that has shunned all inhabitants but eventually it welcomes a fragile cat and opens its heart to life.
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Image currently unavailable 587820 : Ice monster, The by Walliams, David & Ross, Tony (ill)
When Elsie, an orphan on the streets of Victorian London, hears about the mysterious Ice Monster - a woolly mammoth found at the North Pole - she's determined to discover more... A chance encounter brings Elsie face to face with the creature, and sparks the adventure of a lifetime - from London to the heart of the Arctic!
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Image currently unavailable 21272 : Imaginary, The by Harrold, A F & Gravett, Emily (ill)
Rudger is Amanda's best friend. He doesn't exist but nobody's perfect. Only Amanda can see her imaginary friend. That is, until the sinister Mr Bunting arrives at Amanda's door. Mr Bunting hunts imaginaries. Rumour says that he eats them. And, he's sniffed out Rudger. Soon, Rudger is alone and running for his imaginary life. A boy who isn't there will have trouble surviving without a friend to dream him up.
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Image currently unavailable 1897 : Incredible powers of Montague Towers, The by Sunderland, Alan
Ageing superhero, the Cape of Justice, asks Montague's help to deal with his pursuers who are using cryptic messages. Over six days, Montague is endowed with a new super power each day - superpower, hypnotic power, invisibility, laser vision, flight and, finally, super speed. When Monty's nose twitches and he sneezes, the next superpower arrives. But, Monty doesn't time his sleuthing well, sometimes with disastrous results, as he searches for the evil Lord Bentwordle, who is trying to commit the crime of the century.
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Image currently unavailable 59973 : Into the deep: life through the depths of the ocean by Norman, Mark & Paul, David
From the surface to the deepest depth, meet the amazing, bizarre and, sometimes, creepy creatures that live in the ocean.
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Image currently unavailable 13645 : Joke trap, The by Glover, Richard & Gordon, Gus (ill)
Jesse's dad makes terrible jokes. Ben's dad sings all the wrong lyrics to songs. The embarrassment is ruining their social life. The kids hope to cure their dads with a taste of their own medicine but they're not sure dads will ever stop doing THAT joke.
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Image currently unavailable 579225 : Juliet nearly a vet: Collection 2 by Johnson, Rebecca
Juliet and her best friend Chelsea love helping all kinds of animals, because Juliet is going to be a vet and Chelsea the world-famous animal trainer. Join them on their exciting adventures in this wonderful story collection as they rescue animals in trouble at the beach, become junior Zookeepers for the day, search for lost dogs after a storm, and care for classroom pets - and their teacher.
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Image currently unavailable 22763 : Just a dog by Bauer, Michael Gerard
Mr Mosely isn't a purebred dog but he's just the dog that Corey and his family want. He is loyal, protective and loving. And, he is much more than that. He might well be the one thing that holds them all together.
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Image currently unavailable 2274 : Just another day by Kettle, Phil & Webb, Melissa (ill)
In another disastrous day at Average Primary School, fifth class horrors, Harry Harvard and Jesse Harrison, have ended up on detention. Things start looking up when Harry and Jesse notice a space ship perched in the top of the tallest tree in Average Park. The aliens on board are able to be just as much trouble as our two heroes.
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Image currently unavailable 16200 : Kakadu calling by Christophersen, Jane Garlil
An elder of the Bunitz clan living in Kakadu National Park tells stories of children living in the far north. There is the story of Burrki, a ten year old boy living on his own in the wilderness, of two brothers who have a misadventure at sea and of Maidje and her cousins learning how to gather and cook food, even snakes.
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Image currently unavailable 18440 : Kick in the head, A by Janeczko, Paul B. & Raschka, Chris (ill)
A vibrant collection of poetry designed to introduce readers to a wide variety of poetic forms.
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Image currently unavailable 48626 : Kiss the dust by Laird, Elizabeth
Kiss the Dust is the compelling story of the flight of a Kurdish family fleeing Iraq. Twelve year old Tara tells the tale as her family rush into the mountains carrying everything they can. As refugees, they struggle through camps always wondering what will come next, where will they go and how they will settle as a family again. Tara's life is turned upside down as she struggles with the pressures of helping manage a myriad of problems.
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Image currently unavailable 6165 : Kittens in the kitchen (Animal Ark 1) by Daniels, Lucy
Set in the UK, Mandy helps her veterinarian parents after school. She must find suitable homes for the school cat's kittens.
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Image currently unavailable 3708 : Last day by Kettle, Phil & Webb, Melissa (ill)
School has almost finished for another year and Harry Harvard and Jesse Harrison are looking forward to the summer holidays. But, first they're going to make sure that the last day of school is an unforgettable one.
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Image currently unavailable 4873 : Laugh your head off: Funny stories for all kinds of kids by Various & Innocent, Andrea (ill)
Nine short and funny stories by some of Australia's award-winning writers of humour. Some stories have a funny twist at the end, others are based around hilarious situations. But, all are very amusing and very enjoyable.
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Image currently unavailable 18698 : Leaf litter by Tonkin, Rachel
Leaves, twigs and bark collect on the ground in forests all over the world. We call it leaf litter but it isn't really rubbish at all. Superb, detailed illustrations explore what goes on in a small patch of leaf litter beneath one tree.
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Image currently unavailable 18491 : Leah Purcell (Aussie Stars) by McCallum, Grant
A brief biography on Leah Purcell's childhood and rise to become a well-known Australian actor.
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Image currently unavailable 569187 : Leave taking by Marwood, Lorraine
Toby and his mum and dad are leaving their family farm after the death of Toby's younger sister Leah. Together they sort through all of their belongings and put things aside to sell or throw out. Toby doesn't want to leave the only place he's called home. As his last day on the farm approaches, Toby has a plan to say goodbye to all the things and places that mean something special to him and Leah. With the help of his best friend, Trigger the dog, he learns what it means to take your leave.
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Image currently unavailable 39190 : Letty and the stranger's lace by Lloyd, Alison & Masciullo, Lucia (ill)
Letty and her sister, Lavinia, have arrived in Sydney town in 1841. It's a dangerous place for two girls on their own. When Lavinia gets a job, Letty is left feeling useless and alone. Then, she meets Mary, a strange woman with a secret.
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Image currently unavailable 2334 : Letty on the land by Lloyd, Alison & Masciullo, Lucia (ill)
It's 1841 and if Letty wants to keep her job, she must travel with her mistress to a sheep farm in the Blue Mountains, leaving her sister, Lavinia, behind in Sydney. Letty has heard that the bush is a wild place, full of strange beasts and dangers, not to mention the bushrangers who hide out in it. And, as Letty soon learns, life on the land has plenty of challenges.
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Image currently unavailable 9838 : Letty's Christmas by Lloyd, Alison & Masciullo, Lucia (ill)
It's 1841 and Letty must leave her job on the sheep-run because drought has brought hard times. She and the Grey family set out over the Blue Mountains but, when disaster strikes, Letty needs to be much stronger than she could ever have imagined. Letty wonders if she'll ever see Sydney or her sister, Lavinia, again.
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Image currently unavailable 58837 : Lilli and her shadow by Dudgeon, Pat & Laura & Gibbs, Tracey (ill) & Morgan, Sally (ed)
Lilli's family is moving from the bush to the city and Lilli is sure she'll be horribly lonely. She'll miss the mangoes, she'll miss her cousins and, most of all, she'll miss her Nan. But, Nan sends a special friend south with Lilli, a secret Shadow to look after her. And, Lilli discovers life in the city isn't so bad after all.
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Image currently unavailable 4901 : Lion drummer by Wang, Gabrielle & McLean, Andrew
Lulu dreams that, one day, she will be the lion drummer in the Chinese dragon parade. But, through years of tradition, the drummer has always been a male and Lulu is told that girls cannot learn the drums.
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Image currently unavailable 601804 : Little Frida by Browne, Anthony
A lonely little girl dreams of flying. But is it only in her imagination that she can escape her troubles and travel to a surreal land. There a friend awaits her, strange and familiar at the same time...Inspired by the art of Frida Kahlo and based on the true story of her imaginary childhood friend, this is a touching story about creativity, hope and belonging.
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Image currently unavailable 9259 : Looking for Atlantis by Thompson, Colin
A young boy mourning his dead grandfather, a seafaring adventurer, tries to find Atlantis.
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Image currently unavailable 4455 : Lucky Thamu by Kickett-Tucker, Cheryl & Tucker, Jaylon & Gibbs, Tracey (ill)
These school holidays, Eli is going by himself to visit his much-loved Thamu (grandfather), who lives near the goldfields. They're going camping and prospecting, and Eli will listen to Thamu's stories and learn about country. But, when they camp to speck for gold, Eli seems more interested in chasing a white rabbit.
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Image currently unavailable 2722 : Luke's way of looking by Wheatley, Nadia & Ottley, Matt
All the boys in Luke's art class see things the same way, except for Luke. When Luke visits an art gallery, he sees some amazing paintings and, whoever created them, sees things just the way Luke does. Luke feels as though he fits in.
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Image currently unavailable 22563 : Magic fair, The by Morgan, Sally & Gibbs, Tracey (ill)
The magic fair has a lot more than just fairy floss and fun rides, it has cakes that jump and pies that fly. Enter but beware. Kayla and her cousin, Phil, soon find out that not all the surprises are nice ones. When Phil is mean to Kayla, the fair takes matters into its own hands in a very unusual way.
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Image currently unavailable 6938 : Magic feet by Clark, Sherryl & Perry, Ellyse
Soccer season is here. Ellyse is desperate to pull on her boots and start dribbling and defending. But, her best friends, Charlie and Jazz, don't want to play soccer this year. Ellyse is disappointed but has an idea to get a girls team together at school. But, things don't go to plan at school or training. When Ellyse is targetted by one of her own Hawks teammates, it scares the girls from joining the school team. Ellyse must find a way to deal with the bully and convince her schoolmates to join soccer.
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Image currently unavailable 248 : Mandawuy Yunupingu (Aussie stars) by McCallum, Grant
A former Australian of the Year, Mandawuy Yunupingu, leads the band, Yothu Yindi.
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Image currently unavailable 4098 : May Tang: A new Australian by Beikoff, Katrina
Born in the year of the snake, May Tang is a dreamer who will never be sensible and obedient like her elder sister Jie Jie or clever like her brother Peter. Her parents are worried by rumoured events in China, and May finds herself on her way to a new life in Sydney. It is so different that May wonders if she will ever be able to love her new country.
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Image currently unavailable 56280 : Meet Grace by Laguna, Sofie & Masciullo, Lucia (ill)
In 1808, orphaned, London street urchin, Grace, steals three apples to feed a poor, abused workhorse. When her theft is discovered, Grace is sentenced and transported by ship to Australia. She befriends Hannah and the two girls begin new lives, sailing towards a new land.
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Image currently unavailable 9370 : Meet Letty by Lloyd, Alison & Masciullo, Lucia (ill)
It's 1841 and Letty's sister, Lavinia, is sailing to Australia. In the confusion of departure, Letty gets caught on deck and is suddenly sailing as well. The voyage is long and miserable, and Letty must use her wits to keep Lavinia alive when she succumbs to fever.
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Image currently unavailable 58168 : Meet Poppy by Wang, Gabrielle & Masciullo, Lucia (ill)
It's 1864 and Poppy, an eleven year old girl, is raised in Bird Creek Mission near Echuca by the rather stern Mother Hangtree. When Poppy's brother escapes to strike it rich in the gold fields, Poppy disguises herself as a boy and sets out to find him. Along the way, she befriends and is aided by a series of characters, including an Irish bullocky, a feral dog and the feared bushranger, Harry Power.
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Image currently unavailable 6464 : Meet Rose by Clark, Sherryl & Masciullo, Lucia (ill)
In 1900s Melbourne, Rose lives a life of privilege, but the social conventions are predictable. Her life seems destined to be conservative and dull until her adventurous Aunt Alice arrives. Rose realises there are opportunities out in the big world.
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Image currently unavailable 256 : Michael O'Loughlin (Aussie stars) by McCallum, Grant
Michael O'Loughlin takes us on a guided tour of the Sydney Swans. Interesting information about the team, the game and about Michael. Exciting pages and great sports photography increase the impact of the text.
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Image currently unavailable 4394 : Midnight club, The by Howes, Jim & Hurst, Elise (ill)
The animals at The Lort Smith Animal Hospital meet every other midnight to share their stories. From little Dave, the puppy, to Gus, the guinea pig, the chosen animals tell of their own misadventures and share tales such as the story of the purposeful guinea pig, the courageous turtle and the trustworthy snake. The Lort Smith Animal Hospital and Dave are real.
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Image currently unavailable 8118 : Monkey come home by Gallate, Bernard
When Avery finds Earl, the monkey, he hides him in his room. His parents are surprised at how much fruit Avery is eating and his mother thinks he needs deodorant. Avery must help Eric before he is discovered by the wrong people.
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Image currently unavailable 7067 : Monster survival guide by Lurie, Susan
Let Zach, Hannah, and R. L. Stine introduce you to the monsters from the Goosebumps movie! This survival guide will give kids everything they need to know to fight the dummies, ghosts, and ghoulies if they ever come to their hometown. The book includes the monsters' backstory, likes/dislikes, weaknesses, fears, and much more. It's everything kids need to fight a monster invasion. Based on the 2015 Goosebumps film.
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Image currently unavailable 3078 : Mr Bambuckle's remarkables by Harris, Tim & Hart, James (ill)
When a new teacher arrives for the class in room 12B, the students are in for a surprise. Mr. Bambuckle is riding a unicycle and cooking his breakfast and already knows each student's name and background. He is just the teacher these students have always wanted, learning is fun and they do not even know they are doing it. Unfortunately, the principal is not so pleased and is doing all he can to replace Mr Bambuckle.
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Image currently unavailable 6772 : My Australian story: bushfire by Murphy, Sally
Amy loves to read about real life heroes. When she is faced with a life threatening situation at her Gran's house, her understanding of what it takes to be a hero might just save her life, and her Gran's. Summer in Australia means bushfires, and when Amy and her Gran are faced with a bushfire far too close for comfort, Amy knows just what to do.
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Image currently unavailable 642921 : My culture and me by Dreise, Gregg
Feel the rhythm of the music, from your heart down to your feet. Enjoy the movements of melodies, as clapsticks keep a strong beat. This is my culture. This is me.
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Image currently unavailable 9256 : My place in space by Hirst, Robin & Sally & Harvey, Roland (ill)
When an arrogant bus driver asks Henry and his sister, Rosie, if they know where they live, Henry tells the driver a good deal more than just his address. He launches into a lengthy and lucid explanation of the solar system, solar neighborhood, galaxy and supercluster to which Earth belongs. A clever blend of fact with fiction in this unusual picture book.
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Image currently unavailable 14068 : My sister has a big black beard & other quirky verses by Ball, Duncan & Millard, Kerry (ill)
Sisters with beards, exploding bullies, a nightmare driving test, a girl whisked away by aliens and poor old Uncle Norm who got sucked up in a lightning storm. A collection of quirky, delicious and outrageously funny poems.
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Image currently unavailable 12334 : New bjorn by England, Kathryn
Erik the Viking's father and the entire clan have been kidnapped. But, Erik isn't interested in swinging spiky balls and swords, so it is going to be very difficult for him to save his father from the Dorks and the Jerks.
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Image currently unavailable 15867 : Nobody owns the moon by Riddle, Tohby
Clive Prendergast is a fox with a regular job and a place to call home in a busy city. His friend, Humphrey, is a struggling donkey with no fixed address. Life in the city isn't easy but a special-looking, blue envelope is about to change everything, at least for one night.
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Image currently unavailable 282 : Nova Peris-Kneebone (Aussie stars) by McCallum, Grant
The first Aboriginal Olympic gold medallist, Nova Peris Kneebone's rise to fame is the subject of this book.
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Image currently unavailable 1367 : Once a shepherd by Millard, Glenda & Lesnie, Phil (ill)
Once there was a shepherd, a very special coat and hope. A family during World War I.
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Image currently unavailable 18464 : Once upon a time in the kitchen by Odell, Carol
Recipes and tales from children's classics let kids cook the food enjoyed by the world's favourite storybook characters.
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Image currently unavailable 36204 : Other Christy, The by Phommavanh, Oliver
My name is Christy but nobody calls me that. In my class, there's another girl named Christie, who is popular and loud, and everyone likes her. I've become just the other Christy, the spare Christy. Just once, I'd like to be noticed and have a real friend. Someone I can bake treats for and who just gets me, and my weird, fussy Grandpa.
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Image currently unavailable 16831 : Our world of water by Hollyer, Beatrice
Regardless of the wealth or poverty of countries, water is vital for our survival. The daily lives of six children from Peru, Mauritania, Bangladesh, Ethiopia, Tajikistan and California show where water comes from, what it means to them and how they use it. The photographs and real life stories also touch on climate change and pollution.
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Image currently unavailable 64097 : Painting the wind by MacLachlan, Patricia & MacLachlan, Emily & Schneider, Katy (ill)
A young boy watches various artists who come to his island over the summer. He tries to learn something from each one in the hope that he might, one day, be able to paint the wind.
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Image currently unavailable 22123 : Parents are revolting, The by Katz, Danny & Vane, Mitch (ill)
Terry and her little brother, Harry, always get exactly what they want from their parents. But, the situation changes drastically when Mum and Dad go on strike.
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Image currently unavailable 18494 : Patrick Johnson (Aussie stars) by McCallum, Grant
A brief biography on Patrick Johnson's childhood and sprinting career.
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Image currently unavailable 64414 : Patterns of Australia by Bancroft, Bronwyn
The illustrations are patterns from ten different landscapes, with a description highlighting some key features. Children can try to find certain objects within each vibrant, indigenous artwork.
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Image currently unavailable 569202 : Pearl the magical unicorn by Odgers, Sally & Thomas, Adele K (ill)
Meet Pearl. She is a magical unicorn. But Pearl doesn't quite know how to use her magic. With the help of her friends, Tweet and Olive, can Pearl believe in her magical self? And what happens when Pearl and her friends stumble upon three naughty, stinky gobble-uns!?
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Image currently unavailable 2027 : Pearl verses the world by Murphy, Sally & Potter, Heather (ill)
At school, Pearl feels as though she is in a group of one. Her teacher wants her to write poems that rhyme but Pearl's poems don't. At home, however, Pearl feels safe and loved but her grandmother is slowly fading, and so are Mum and Pearl. When her grandmother eventually passes away, Pearl wants life to go back to the way it was.
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Image currently unavailable 7159 : Peasant prince, The by Cunxin, Li & Spudvilas, Anne
Chinese-inspired watercolours charmingly support this picture-book adaptation of the true story of the life of a boy in Communist China, during the last decade of Chairman Mao's reign. At eleven, Li was plucked from obscurity to train as a ballet dancer, thus escaping his poor, peasant village roots. He travelled the world as a dancer and was finally reunited with his parents.
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Image currently unavailable 756 : Pirate play by Kettle, Phil & Webb, Melissa (ill)
It's time for the annual Average Primary School stage show. The bad news is that Principal Dorking is the producer but the good news is that students who are chosen to be in the play will get an extra two days off school. Naturally, Harry Harvard and Jesse Harrison are not going to miss out on this deal.
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Image currently unavailable 5115 : Planet Snoz by Kettle, Phil & Webb, Melissa (ill)
Jesse and Harry's winning streak at soccer is interrupted by Hugo and Howard, from the Planet Snoz, and their plea for interplanetary help. Hugo and Howard need a dastardly and devious plan and they both know how dastardly and devious Jesse and Harry can be. The boys must win the Interplanetary Soccer Championship and save the universe from Planet Dogsbreath.
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Image currently unavailable 37914 : Pocket rocket by Clark, Sherryl & Perry, Ellyse
All Ellyse wants to do is play sport. Cricket, soccer, touch footy, athletics, you name it. But, now that she's in high school, playing sport and having fun don't seem so simple. There's more homework and a mix-up with her electives has her stuck with debating. Then, her friends, Jazz and Charlie, don't invite her when they go rollerskating. To top it off, mean Ms Parkes won't let her on the school cricket team because she thinks Ellyse is too small.
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Image currently unavailable 24732 : Poppy and the thief by Wang, Gabrielle & Masciullo, Lucia (ill)
It's 1864 and Poppy is on the road again, heading to the town of Wahgunyah. On the way, she meets a stranger, who seems to know something about her past and her special letter with the red tiger seal. But, the more time Poppy spends with this boy, the more difficult he becomes and Poppy wonders if she can really trust him.
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Image currently unavailable 25888 : Poppy at Summerhill by Wang, Gabrielle & Masciullo, Lucia (ill)
It's 1864 and Poppy, disguised as a boy, has escaped from Bird Creek Mission to find her brother, Gus. Life on the road is tough. When Poppy is given shelter at Summerhill Homestead, she meets a new friend, Noni. Poppy must keep her identity a secret as she tries to find Gus.
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Image currently unavailable 33467 : Poppy comes home by Wang, Gabrielle & Masciullo, Lucia (ill)
It's 1864 and Poppy, disguised as a lost princess from India, has joined a travelling medicine show. They're about to enter the town of Beechworth, where her brother Gus told her he was heading months before. Poppy is so happy to think that she might find Gus at last. But when Poppy follows the clues, they lead her to the cemetery.
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Image currently unavailable 22779 : Previously by Ahlberg, Allan & Ingman, Bruce
A fascinating backwards walk through familiar narratives that would appeal to multiple age groups, the read to and the reading. A sound knowledge of fairy stories and nursery rhymes and a willingness to think in new ways are prerequisites for enjoying this book to the full.
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Image currently unavailable 9920 : Problem pony by Clark, Sherryl & Young, Noela
Beth has always wanted a horse of her own. She is thrilled when she has the chance to look after a pony called Brady. But, Brady is a problem pony who doesn't seem to want to be friends with her.
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Image currently unavailable 4935 : Probuditi by Van Allsburg, Chris
Calvin and his friends hypnotise Calvin's little sister, Trudy, and make her do lots of silly things. It is only at the last moment, before Mum comes home, that she snaps out of her hypnotic state.
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Image currently unavailable 3538 : Quirky tails by Jennings, Paul
A collection of humorous short stories of unexpected phenomena with a twist.
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Image currently unavailable 20795 : Rainbow bird by Cavouras, Czenya
An unseen, unnamed narrator takes us on a journey through fear, uncertainty and despair to hope. The book was created by a fourteen year old girl, whose inspiration came from conversations with her grandfather about his trips to Port Augusta's detention centre for refugees and asylum seekers.
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Image currently unavailable 2810 : Reef superstar by Killingbeck, Lesley & Toft, Kim Michelle (ill)
In a wondrous world deep within a coral reef, sea creatures assemble for a contest. Each creature has a special skill or a magic trick to display. Find out who wins the contest to become reef superstar.
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Image currently unavailable 587662 : Restless girls, The by Burton, Jessie & Barrett, Angela (ill)
For her twelve daughters, Queen Laurelia's death in a motor car accident is a disaster beyond losing a mother. Their father, King Alberto, cannot bear the idea of the princesses ever being in danger and decides his daughters must be kept safe at all costs. Those costs include their lessons, their possessions and, most importantly, their freedom. But the eldest, Princess Frida, will not bend to his will without a fight and she still has one possession her father can't take: the power of her imagination. And so, with little but wits and ingenuity to rely on, Frida and her sisters begin their fight to be allowed to live.
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Image currently unavailable 7957 : Ridiculous story, A by Heimann, Rolf
A fantastic collection of funny stories about a pirate ship, a singing spider, a dancing cat, a sugar fairy, a widow who was mistaken for a witch and many more unlikely characters.
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Image currently unavailable 4523 : Roland and Eugenie by Flynn, Rachel & Smith, Craig (ill)
Roland knows that girls can be trouble but nothing could have prepared him for Eugenie.
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Image currently unavailable 334 : Rose blanche by McEwan, Ian & Innocenti, Roberto (ill)
A picture book that tells of Rose, a little girl living in a small German town during the war, who sees trucks going to a place outside of town and wants to find out more.
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Image currently unavailable 24615 : Rose in bloom by Clark, Sherryl & Masciullo, Lucia (ill)
It's 1901 and even the death of Queen Victoria can't stop the growing excitement as Melbourne gets ready to celebrate Federation, on Rose's birthday. Meanwhile, at school, Rose loves being involved in the cricket team. She's so focused on the game coming up that she almost doesn't notice that her best friend, Abigail, is acting strangely.
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Image currently unavailable 47447 : Rose on wheels by Clark, Sherryl & Masciullo, Lucia (ill)
It's 1900 and Rose feels that Aunt Alice is the only one who understands her. But, now, it looks as if Aunt Alice is going to live in Adelaide, leaving Rose with a dreadful, new governess, Miss Higginbottom. Rose must stop Aunt Alice from leaving Melbourne so that she doesn't lose her chance to go to school.
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Image currently unavailable 9906 : Rose's challenge by Clark, Sherryl & Masciullo, Lucia (ill)
It's 1900 and Rose's world is changing. At last, she can go to a proper school, where she makes a best friend, learns more than just embroidery and even gets to play in a proper cricket match. But, at home, her mother is dangerously ill, her father is worried about Federation and Aunt Alice is getting in more trouble than ever.
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Image currently unavailable 92201 : Rugby league reads magazine: 2013 Issue 1 by Hirsch, Suzan & McDonald, Dr Lorraine (ed)
Jam-packed with information on all your favourite Rugby League teams and players including profiles, instructions, information, stories of interest, articles and opinion pieces, short stories, book reviews, discussions, exclusive interviews and good tips, plus poetry and recipes.
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Image currently unavailable 58600 : Rugby league reads magazine: 2013 Issue 2 by Hirsch, Suzan & McDonald, Dr Lorraine (ed)
Jam-packed with information on all your favourite Rugby League teams and players including profiles, instructions, information, stories of interest, articles and opinion pieces, short stories, book reviews, discussions, exclusive interviews and good tips, plus poetry and recipes.
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Image currently unavailable 12731 : Run, kid, run by Daddo, Andrew & Smith, Craig (ill)
School holidays and Mum and the kids are off to the country. Mum is called back to her work where there is a no kid rule. When Mum has to break that rule, Jess and Harrison get into more and more strife.
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Image currently unavailable 49351 : Runaway troll, The by Haig, Matt
Samuel Blink has a list of what not to do if you're bored in Norway and want to stay out of trouble. It includes not finding a one-eyed troll under your bed, not hiding the troll in your wardrobe, not lying about why there is a smell of cabbage in your room and not attracting the attention of the most evil troll of all time, the Betterer. Unfortunately, Samuel breaks all his own rules but, luckily, he has a loving little sister.
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Image currently unavailable 21033 : Saving Moonbeam by Clark, Sherryl & Spudvilas, Anne (ill)
When Gemma sees a starving, neglected horse, she is determined to help him survive. Gemma soon discovers that, with everyone trying to stop her including the owner and her parents, saving the horse won't be easy.
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Image currently unavailable 4256 : Secret Agent Derek Danger Dale: The case of animals behaving really, really badly by Bauer, Michael Gerard & Bauer, Joe (ill)
Wild animals are turning to a life of crime and it's all the work of evil Doctor Evil Mac Evilness. Secret Agent Derek Danger Dale must outwit a criminal mastermind, escape the clutches of the four most deadly creatures on the planet and save the world's biggest diamond.
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Image currently unavailable 30101 : Secret Agent Derek Danger Dale: The case of the really, really scary things by Bauer, Michael Gerard & Bauer, Joe (ill)
Once again, Secret Agent Derek Danger Dale faces the evil Doctor Evil Mac Evilness, whose new evil device uses people's own nightmares against them. Derek must overcome the world's greatest fears and the horrors of the Rooms of Getting Scarier.
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Image currently unavailable 3893 : Selby Santa by Ball, Duncan
Selby is desperately seeking Santa, while trying to keep his extraordinary abilities a deep dark secret.
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Image currently unavailable 118002 : Selby scrambled by Ball, Duncan
Dr Trifle invents a robot called Frank to make life a bit easier. When the Trifles are out, Selby gets Frank to wait on him hand and paw, but things start to go awry when Selby realises just how clever Frank is.
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Image currently unavailable 3892 : Selby screams by Ball, Duncan
Selby needs to speak out, indeed he needs to scream, when he finds himself being pursued by the Beast of Bogusville or dangling dangerously in mid-air.
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Image currently unavailable 9874 : Selby shattered by Ball, Duncan
The Search for Selby Society is hot on Selby's tail and, as if that wasn't bad enough, so are ghostly gagsters and the Triple Terror in this story full of shipwrecks, evil curses and more. No wonder Selby is shattered after dealing with all that.
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Image currently unavailable 347 : Selby snaps by Ball, Duncan
The further adventures of Selby, the talking dog who lives with a zany family.
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Image currently unavailable 3895 : Selby snowbound by Ball, Duncan
Selby is about to embark on a chilly Antarctic adventure that is bound to take him to the peak of danger...and beyond.
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Image currently unavailable 9870 : Selby sorcerer by Ball, Duncan
Willia and Billia, the Trifle's terrible nephews, are again up to no good. Selby can end their havoc with magic, but Selby doesn't know how long he can keep them under control.
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Image currently unavailable 3897 : Selby speaks by Ball, Duncan
The only talking dog in Australia - and perhaps the world - is here again with more adventures and misadventures. And he's still trying to keep his gift of the gab a secret.
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Image currently unavailable 15544 : Selby splits by Ball, Duncan
Selby, the talking dog, must overcome his fear of spiders to get to the computer or his emails will go unanswered.
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Image currently unavailable 3899 : Selby supersnoop by Ball, Duncan
What with crimes to solve, thieves to foil and adventures to fall headlong into, Selby's the busiest dog detective in the world. But a nosy video camera may reveal Selby's secret to the world.
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Image currently unavailable 17182 : Selby surfs by Ball, Duncan
Surely, Selby's secret won't be revealed just because he decided to go surfing.
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Image currently unavailable 3901 : Selby's joke book by Ball, Duncan
From the only talking dog in Australia, and perhaps the world, comes a rip-snorting, rib-tickling collection of good-time gags, jokes, riddles and funny sayings guaranteed to send you into peels of laughter.
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Image currently unavailable 3902 : Selby's secret by Ball, Duncan
Selby, the talking dog, dreams of cosy fireside chats with his owners but he realises he must keep his powers a secret otherwise he might be turned from family pooch to family servant. It won't be easy.
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Image currently unavailable 3903 : Selby's selection by Ball, Duncan
A super selection of the silliest, side splitting stories chosen by Selby himself.
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Image currently unavailable 3604 : Selby's shemozzle by Ball, Duncan
Mrs Trifle is putting material in a time capsule, ready to be opened in one hundred years. Willy and Billy decide to add notes about Selby and Selby must salvage these before his secret is revealed.
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Image currently unavailable 14626 : Selby's side-splitting joke book by Ball, Duncan
Warning! This book could cause your sides to split and your tummy to ache as it tickles your funny bone and rocks your socks with more hilariously, funny jokes from that master of mirth ' Selby.
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Image currently unavailable 6264 : Selby's stardom by Ball, Duncan
Another story in the Selby series about the talking dog. In this adventure, Selby is bound for stardom in Hollywood.
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Image currently unavailable 3896 : Selby, space dog by Ball, Duncan
Selby is back and this time he is in space. This humorous story, full of excruciating puns, recounts more of Selby's misadventures as he valiantly tries to keep his gift of the gab secret.
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Image currently unavailable 11454 : Shadow brumby, The by Lester, Alison & Harvey, Roland (ill)
Best friends, Bonnie and Sam, love horses. They ride nearly every day and have the best adventures. Sometimes, in the mountains, Bonnnie and Sam catch a glimpse of the wild bush horses, the brumbies.
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Image currently unavailable 18655 : Shaggy gully times, The by French, Jackie & Whatley, Bruce (ill)
This week's edition of The Shaggy Gully Times, the punniest newspaper, is jam-packed with exciting news from a small town full of interesting animals we have met before, including barber, Pete the sheep, and Josephine, famous ballerina.
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Image currently unavailable 12329 : Shape game, The by Browne, Anthony
A family reluctantly visits an art gallery but, one by one, each member is enthralled by a different picture in the gallery and transported into an imaginative and colourful world.
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Image currently unavailable 630902 : She persisted around the world by Clinton, Chelsea & Boiger, Alexandra (ill)
Women around the world have long dreamed big, even when they've been told their dreams didn't matter. They've spoken out, risen up and fought for what's right, even when they've been told to be quiet. Whether in science, the arts, sports or activism, women and girls throughout history have been determined to break barriers and change the status quo. They haven't let anyone get in their way and have helped us better understand our world and what's possible. In this companion book to 'She Persisted: 13 American Women Who Changed the World', Chelsea Clinton introduces readers to a group of thirteen incredible women who have shaped history all across the globe. 'She Persisted Around the World' is a book for everyone who has ever aimed high and been told to step down, for everyone who has ever raised their voice and been told to quiet down, and for everyone who has ever felt small, unimportant or unworthy.
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Image currently unavailable 630877 : She persisted: 13 American women who changed the world by Clinton, Chelsea & Boiger, Alexandra (ill)
Throughout American history, there have always been women who have spoken out for what's right, even when they have to fight to be heard. In early 2017, Senator Elizabeth Warren's refusal to be silenced in the Senate inspired a spontaneous celebration of women who persevered in the face of adversity. In this book, Chelsea Clinton celebrates thirteen American women who helped shape our country through their tenacity, sometimes through speaking out, sometimes by staying seated, sometimes by captivating an audience. They all certainly persisted. 'She Persisted' is for everyone who has ever wanted to speak up but has been told to quiet down, for everyone who has ever tried to reach for the stars but was told to sit down, and for everyone who has ever been made to feel unworthy or unimportant or small.
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Image currently unavailable 15160 : Short and incredibly happy life of Riley, The by Thompson, Colin & Lissiat, Amy (ill)
Riley's life is short but happy as he revels in the moment and has no need of material possessions.
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Image currently unavailable 4008 : Singing hat, The by Riddle, Tohby
When a bird makes its nest on Colin Jenkin's head, his gentle and courteous acceptance redefines his life.
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Image currently unavailable 120068 : Skull alphabet book, The by Pallotta, Jerry & Masiello, Ralph (ill)
To call it an alphabet book is really misleading. It is a science book and a remarkable study of mammal skulls. For each letter of the alphabet, the reader has to identify, by learning functions of facial bones and teeth, the skull of the mammal.
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Image currently unavailable 6184 : Smart girls don't wear mascara by Paterson, Cecily Anne
Abby Smart is planning to have the most awesome year ever. She's the leader of the Smart Girls Club and after winning the talent quest, her dream to be a musical singer looks like it might come true. And then Stella turns up, fluttering her mascara eyelashes. She's way too cool for little old Kangaroo Valley. Worst of all, she's making Abby's friends like ridiculous things such as makeup and new music! Abby's plans to have a great year are being turned into dog food. Will Abby follow her friends, or follow her dreams? Because she can't have both. After all, Smart Girls don't wear mascara!
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Image currently unavailable 50129 : Smarty-cat by Dawe, Bruce
Barry is more than just clever. He's a talking cat, a TV star and a quiz show champion. Barry is a cat in a million, a real smarty-cat.
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Image currently unavailable 5798 : Snooping snoopalot by Kettle, Phil & Webb, Melissa (ill)
Harry Harvard and Jesse Harrison have a major problem. Their friend Rocky Rockman's prehistoric pet bird is living in Average Park and tourists are coming from all around the world just to see him.
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Image currently unavailable 21138 : Somewhere else by Gordon, Gus
George has no interest in exploring the world. He's far too busy at home baking fine pastries. That's what he tells everyone when they invite him along on their wonderful adventures. But, George's friend, Pascal, digs a little deeper.
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Image currently unavailable 1016 : Star League: Curse of the werewolf by Harper, H J & Ziersch, Nahum (ill)
Connor's having trouble fitting in with the rest of the Star League and when the group suspects a werewolf might be behind a savage attack, it only makes matters worse. As they search for the attacker's trail, they discover that the mystery werewolf may not be what he seems, and that his evil scheme may rob Connor of the very thing that makes him who he is.
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Image currently unavailable 3600 : Star League: Lights, camera, action hero by Harper, H J & Ziersch, Nahum (ill)
When Jay is invited to audition for his favourite director, Ben Beaumont, he is overjoyed. But, things are not as they seem. When someone close to him is kidnapped, Jay knows he has no choice. He must step up to head the team.
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Image currently unavailable 4533 : Star League: Monkey business by Harper, H J & Ziersch, Nahum (ill)
Le Nice Pets is all the rage among the rich and famous. Aunt Petunia promises to turn your misbehaving pets into perfect angels. But, Leigh suspects something's not right and, when animals go missing, it's time for the Star League to step in. But, the closer they get to finding the missing animals, the more dangerous it becomes for those close to Leigh.
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Image currently unavailable 4097 : Star League: Raising the dead by Harper, H J & Ziersch, Nahum (ill)
Roger is having a great time in the Star League, pulling pranks on his friends. But, when someone steals formulas for his magic potions, it's no joke. Roger needs those potions to survive. He must fight an ancient evil to get back his potions before they're used to raise an army of mummies.
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Image currently unavailable 4534 : Star League: Robot reboot by Harper, H J & Ziersch, Nahum (ill)
Sam is one of the smartest kids on earth but there are lots of things he doesn't quite get. When Sam gets to be too much of a know-it-all for his friends, he accepts a mysterious offer of help, a computer chip that will make him more like a normal kid. But, the chip is encoded with more than just emotions and, soon, Sam finds himself being controlled by an old enemy and obeying orders.
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Image currently unavailable 3003 : Star League: The final cut by Harper, H J & Ziersch, Nahum (ill)
The Star League are defenceless when the Shadow Six use the Shadow Shards to steal their powers. The team must retrieve these shards in order to get their talents back but not before they uncover the real identity of their arch-enemy, Professor Pestilence.
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Image currently unavailable 6061 : Star League: The ninja code by Harper, H J & Ziersch, Nahum (ill)
Asuka is finding the constant attention of being a movie star a real drain. So, when all the ninja clans are called to a secret location, Asuka welcomes the chance to relax with her fellow ninjas, out of the way of prying eyes. But, when she learns what the meeting is really about, relaxing is the last thing on Asuka's mind. It seems the ninjas are uniting against one common enemy, the Star League.
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Image currently unavailable 7920 : Stopwatch: the land of Dragonay by Morgan, Sally & Kwaymullina, Ambelin, Blade & Ezekiel
No sooner had Tom come back from his last mission, than Grandpa sends him on the next. Grandpa has discovered a dragon egg about to hatch. Tom, Bilby and Mother Bird, head to Dragonay, taking the egg with them but the residents of Dragonay don't trust humans and all the dragons have disappeared.
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Image currently unavailable 4342 : Stopwatch: the land of Kur by Morgan, Sally & Kwaymullina, Ambelin, Blade & Ezekiel
A stopwatch has sixty thin black lines, each marking off the seconds in a minute. But in grandfathers' stopwatch they are also gateways to different worlds. Tom just can't wait to borrow it. He soon finds himself sucked into a very different world indeed, a world of monsters and warfare.
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Image currently unavailable 30963 : Stopwatch: the land of Leevan by Morgan, Sally & Kwaymullina, Ambelin, Blade & Ezekiel
Tom and Bilby soon discover that although Leevan seems like a fun-filled land, this world is in danger after someone poisoned the creeks and rivers.
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Image currently unavailable 44248 : Stopwatch: the land of Mirthful by Morgan, Sally & Kwaymullina, Ambelin, Blade & Ezekiel
At his grandfather's request, Tom and Bilby, are sent to save the Land of Mirthful. Tom is welcomed by the grumpy Queen Mavis, who threatens anyone who laughs with the punishment of death. But she is not the rightful ruler of the Land of Mirthful and without a proper queen their world as they know it is doomed.
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Image currently unavailable 65442 : Stranded by Ramage, Jan & Wilson, Mark (ill)
The bay was awash with stranded whales. Their high-pitched calls filled the air. Ben had to get help. Based on the true story of a town whose people saved 120 beached whales, Stranded is the story of one little whale, and the boy who risked his life to save it.
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Image currently unavailable 13978 : Stuff happens: Cooper by D'Ath, Justin
Stuff happens sometimes. For Cooper, it happened on school camp. When his former-rugby-champion grandfather dies, Cooper has trouble dealing with it. To make matters worse, the funeral falls on the first day of the Year Five camp so Cooper misses out on the bus trip with his friends, doing abseiling, and sharing a cabin with his friends. When Cooper disobeys a kayak instructors' directions, he puts both his life and that of his paddle-buddy Lily Ng in serious danger.
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Image currently unavailable 16865 : Stuff happens: Dale by Beck, Adrian
Stuff happens sometimes. Everyday stuff. At school, at home, with sport, with mates. For Dale, it happened during a school play when he decides to take revenge on Dan, the coolest kid in school. Dale intends to embarrass Dan during the finale of their school play.
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Image currently unavailable 20324 : Stuff happens: Ethan by Phommavanh, Oliver
Stuff happens sometimes. For Ethan, it happened when he thought his best friend didn't like him anymore. Ethan is not just bookish, he's book-obsessed, and possibly the only boy with a mother begging him to put a book down so he can make friends.Ethan doesn't make friends easily so when he bonds with Trent over a dinosaur book, his world changes. But, when Trent discovers downball, Ethan thinks that he's lost his best and only friend.
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Image currently unavailable 7953 : Stuff happens: Fadi by Gardner, Scot
Stuff happens sometimes. For Fadi, it happened when he got in trouble for tackling Jack at lunchtime. Fadi is big and strong, and hasn't quite grown into his body. He's a gun on the rugby field where his strength and size is an advantage but, off the field and out of home, he sometimes breaks things. With the help of his uncle and cousins, Fadi learns to put some grace in his movement and to develop some seriously cool dance moves.
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Image currently unavailable 21246 : Stuff happens: Harry by McDiarmid, Alex
Stuff happens sometimes. For Harry it happened in art class. All Harry wants is to fly through school under the radar. He's decided that being good at something means attention and, in Harry's case, that attention is more than unwanted. During an excursion to an art gallery, Harry is really unenthusiastic and bored. That is, until he sees a certain painting.
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Image currently unavailable 1180 : Stuff happens: Jack by Wilson, Tony
Jack loves soccer. When a tagging game at recess goes horribly wrong, his dreams of training with his favourite soccer stars during their school visit turns out to be just that, dreams.
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Image currently unavailable 19167 : Stuff happens: Lennie by Roy, James
Stuff happens sometimes. Everyday stuff, at school, at home, with sport and with mates. For Lennie, it happened when he argued with a teacher.
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Image currently unavailable 16860 : Stuff happens: Luke by Valentine, James & Beck, Adrian (ill)
Stuff happens sometimes. Everyday stuff, at school, at home, with sport and with mates. For Luke, it happened on public speaking day.
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Image currently unavailable 1461 : Stuff happens: Michael by Gwynne, Phillip
Stuff happens sometimes, at school, at home. With Michael it happened with sport, when he thought he was letting his parents down.
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Image currently unavailable 1240 : Stuff happens: Ned by Daddo, Andrew
Ned has a new teacher, one who calls herself a monster, who will make him work like he's never worked before. An experiment with a hamburger leads Ned to trouble.
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Image currently unavailable 1165 : Stuff happens: Sean by Kostakis, Will
Sean is in Year Five at his new school. He doesn't play soccer and doesn't like his new friend copying his maths homework. When Sean forgets his hat and has to sit in the shade, he discovers that there are kids he likes at this new school.
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Image currently unavailable 4556 : Stuff happens: Tom by Flynn, Pat
Stuff happens sometimes. For Tom Connors, it happened during a tennis match. Tom is a very good tennis player but he struggles to control his nerves in a match, particularly on his serve. His left arm seems to have a mind of its own. When he held match point against Zac in the club championship, only to serve a double fault and lose the match, Connor thinks about this loss all the time. His serve and game have got progressively worse ever since.
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Image currently unavailable 4652 : Super con-nerd by Phommavanh, Oliver
Connor is happy to be a nerd, but when he reaches his selective school he finds there are better nerds, Super-nerds. His friends aren't around to support him and he hasn't any new ones. But slowly and because of an almost unwinnable challenge he finds new friends called the nerdy rejects, and he has time to pursue his real destiny- drawing comic books.
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Image currently unavailable 27549 : Superhero street by Earle, Phil & Ogilvie, Sara (ill)
Michael Mouse lives in a very chaotic household, with younger brothers, a set of twins and a set of triplets. His father is a magician, struggling to keep the household afloat. Mouse sees himself as an aspiring super hero but, when his father suddenly leaves home, Mouse must do more to help around the house. Michael Mouse begins to think he'll never get his chance to be a superhero.
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Image currently unavailable 32293 : Tale of Chester Choi, The by Brennan, Sarah
Chester Choi is one bad Chinese dragon. He just loves children... eating them, that is! But Chester has a secret - he's desperately lonely and what he really wants is a friend.
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Image currently unavailable 13308 : Tale of Oswald Ox, The by Brennan, Sarah
Meet Oswald Ox. Bone idle on the farm, just chewing his cud and rolling in the mud, while all the other animals are hard at work. No wonder he's in trouble! Then the winter stores go missing, and Oswald is firmly in the frame. Will wisdom and dignity triumph over meanness and greed?
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Image currently unavailable 26918 : Tale of Pin Yin Panda, The by Brennan, Sarah
Pin Yin is a giant panda living in the misty Sichuan forests in China... but she isn't just any giant panda. She's got beautiful, brains and a healthy ego to match! On Chinese New Year's Eve, she makes a surprise announcement - this year is going to be The Year of the Panda. Will the tradition of a millennia be swept aside or will this practically perfect panda be put in her place?
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Image currently unavailable 32537 : Tale of Rhonda Rabbit, The by Brennan, Sarah
It's 221BC, and the mighty Emperor Qin Shi Huang is not amused. Somebody or something is stealing from the royal vegetable patch! Enter Rhonda Rabbit, one very bad bunny, with extremely annoying habits and an appetite to match! Will the Emperor save his greens, or will Rhonda Rabbit live to crunch another day?
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Image currently unavailable 32536 : Tale of Run Run Rat, The by Brennan, Sarah
Meet Run Run Rat - a loveable rodent with a mission. He's determined to find fame and glory when he sets out to travel the length and breadth of China. But fame and glory find him in the most unexpected way when he reaches Beijing on the eve of the Olympics Marathon.
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Image currently unavailable 15927 : Tale of Sybil the Snake, The by Brennan, Sarah
Everybody adores Sybil Snake - she's beautiful, clever and extremely charming. But all is not as it seems ion the Emperor's menagerie and Sybil is more of an enchantress that meets the eye.
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Image currently unavailable 1736 : Tale of Temujin, The by Brennan, Sarah
Temujin the Tiger is the Terror of the East. He's wrought a trail of destruction and fine dining from Mongolia right up to the gates of the Grand Imperial Palace in China! But Princess Precious is pretty awful as well, with a talent for tantrums and an ear-piercing scream! Watch what happens when two irresistible forces collide!
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Image currently unavailable 15324 : Third prince, The by Flynn, Rachel
When Princess Glori wishes for a charming prince and he doesn't turn up, she gets impatient and wishes again and again. Surprising things may happen.
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Image currently unavailable 4783 : Time hunters: Knight quest by Blake, Chris
On their second quest, Tom and Isis meet King Arthur's heroic knights. They must prove their bravery in a race to find a legendary golden sword.
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Image currently unavailable 2099 : Time machine, The by Kettle, Phil & Webb, Melissa (ill)
Harry Harvard and Jesse Harrison have found a time machine. Now, they can travel through time and do all kinds of cool things. Their average days in fifth class at Average Primary School are numbered. Harry and Jesse choose to travel to the World Cup and, of course, while they are there, they cause mayhem for the opposing French team.
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Image currently unavailable 15573 : Titanic by Claybourne, Anna & Daynes, Katie
The Titanic was one of the largest, most luxurious steamships ever built. Learn about its incredible story from a shipyard in Ireland to the icy Atlantic Ocean where the unsinkable ship met a tragic end on the way to America.
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Image currently unavailable 923 : Tom Gates: What monster? by Pichon, Liz
This is a fully-illustrated story containing - MONSTERS - MYSTERY - A MUSIC FESTIVAL - MISSING stuff - ME and Marcus (Not necessarily in THAT order). AND a very strict supply teacher - but don't let that put you off!
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Image currently unavailable 587797 : Top secret undercover notes of Buttons McGinty, Book 1, The by Darby, Rhys
Buttons McGinty is just your average 12 year old boy, living an easy and carefree existence. That is, until his parents mysteriously disappear and he is transported to a strange school located on a deserted island. Upon arrival, Buttons quickly learns that he must uncover his parents' whereabouts whilst avoiding the suspicion of his evil new principal. Along the way, Buttons meets new friends and is faced with a host of incredible obstacles, including sinister teachers and a genetically enhanced owl!
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Image currently unavailable 54595 : Tracey Binns is lost by Clark, Sherryl & Apfelbaum, Alexis (ill)
Tracey's school has started a new healthy-eating and exercise program, and the kids are not happy. They're even less happy when Mr Gunning, their dreaded PE teacher, announces that he is taking grade six on a bush survival and fitness camp.
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Image currently unavailable 43647 : Tracey Binns is trouble by Clark, Sherryl & Apfelbaum, Alexis (ill)
While her parents are working hard to provide the perfect life in the perfect house, Tracey Binns is working hard at misbehaving. Called Tracey Trouble or Rubbish Binns by classmates, she prefers to get detention than go home to an empty house. Then, Isabella comes to the school and, to Tracey's surprise, they become friends.
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Image currently unavailable 7111 : Trouble with by Kettle, Phil & Webb, Melissa (ill)
World-famous television interviewer, Harpo Whiney, has left the comfort of her studio and ventured to Average Primary School to interview Samantha Smithers. Sam has nominated those fifth-graders, Jesse Harrison and Harry Harvard, in a worldwide contest to find the worst-behaved children.
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Image currently unavailable 421 : Troy Cassar-Daley (Aussie stars) by McCallum, Grant
One of Australia's leading singers and songwriters, Troy Cassar-Daley began his career when he was only thirteen years old.
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Image currently unavailable 18295 : True story of Mary who wanted to stand on her head, The by Godwin, Jane & Drahos, Zak (ill)
A story in rhyme about a girl who wants to stand on her head. Mary attends a school where one of the school rules is never to stand on your head. Mary is very wilful and there is no stopping her.
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Image currently unavailable 96801 : Tuckshop kid, The by Flynn, Pat
Matt has a unique ability to help kids make the most of their lunch money at the tuckshop. He's not so good at making friends though. A funny story about friendship and fast food.
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Image currently unavailable 428 : Two bullies, The by Morimoto, Junko
Two strong men try to out bluff each other, and each becomes a winner. This has been translated from an original Japanese story.
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Image currently unavailable 429 : Two hands together by Kidd, Diana
Cultural and racist issues are explored in this story about a girl who befriends an Aboriginal family, who live next door.
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Image currently unavailable 15375 : Two peas in a pad by Wide, Steve & Mackintosh, Michelle (ill)
Two peas have the grooviest pad in town and hold the best parties. A funny book, jam-packed with tasty characters.
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Image currently unavailable 7049 : Two ways strong: Jaz's story by The Deadly Mob & Scobie, Claire & Ellis, Kristine
Going to boarding school can be a difficult transition for many students, but for Indigenous students from remote communities, it can be quite a culture shock. In Two Ways Strong, Indigenous students from Concordia Lutheran College have combined to tell their experience in a story about Jaz a young girl from Palm Island who goes to boarding school at the age of fourteen. Jaz has many challenges to face, not least having to speak English and make herself understood. Her fellow Indigenous students help to ease the way for her but ultimately it's up to Jaz to make the most of what boarding school has to offer. As she becomes accustomed to school life, has fun with her friends and has academic success, Jaz realises just how much she has gained and grown in the time she is been at school. She's no longer just one way strong like she was on Palm Island, she's now two ways strong and ready to take on the world.
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Image currently unavailable 10019 : Utterly me, Clarice Bean by Child, Lauren
Clarice Bean is starting to feel just like her favourite heroine, Ruby Redfort, schoolgirl detective. Clarice and her best friend Betty are planning to ace their book project about Ruby and win the class prize, until Betty disappears into thin air.
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Image currently unavailable 26307 : Vermonia: call of the winged panther by Yoyo
Evil Lord Uro's soldiers have kidnapped and imprisoned Mel, far away from her friends and her home on the planet of Blue Star. Her friends pledge to find her and continue on their fated journey through the Turtle Realm. Their destiny has long ago been foretold in an ancient prophecy. Japanese Manga novel. Series best read in book order.
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Image currently unavailable 42774 : Vermonia: quest for the silver tiger by Yoyo
The planet of Vermonia has fallen to General Uro's army. On Earth, four twelve year old friends have no idea that the time has come for them to fulfil an ancient prophecy. To save the kidnapped and imprisoned Mel Doug, Naomi and Jim need to release their own, true warrior spirit. Japanese Manga novel. Series best read in book order.
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Image currently unavailable 2770 : Vermonia: release of the red phoenix by Yoyo
General Uro's reign of terror continues to spread through Turtle Realm. Doug, Naomi and Jim, are brought to a village, burning under Uro's evil command. Naomi must become one with her warrior spirit to help put out the destructive flames and free Mel who is trapped in a bubble. Japanese Manga novel. Series best read in book order.
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Image currently unavailable 18910 : Vermonia: the Rukan prophecy by Yoyo
The battle for Vermonia continues and depends on the courage of four friends. Japanese Manga novel. Series best read in book order.
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Image currently unavailable 50907 : Vermonia: the warrior's trial by Yoyo
The Blue Star Warriors enter the core of Xandan Island in a desperate attempt to protect the Pillar of Thunder. Jim and Doug must pass through the Lake of Wishes, where whatever they long for most will be used against them. Even with the help of their animal guardians, they may not be able to save the Turtle Realm from falling into darkness. Series best read in book order.
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Image currently unavailable 5913 : Victor's challenge by Freeman, Pamela & Gamble, Kim (ill)
Prince Victor must complete three challenges before Valerian's father will consider him as a suitor for her hand in marriage. Victor knows he can be brave and persistent but he is very worried about the cleverness test. When your heart is pure and true, anything can happen even where fierce dragons and enchanted mountains are concerned.
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Image currently unavailable 12337 : Walking with the seasons in Kakadu by Lucas, Diane & Searle, Ken
This book introduces children to the birds, plants and animals that live in Kakadu. It also features the Gundjeihmi-speaking aborigines of the region and the six aboriginal seasons.
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Image currently unavailable 4486 : Warriors of Brin-Hask, The by Jones, Cerberus
The Gateway Hotel is open for business, and Amelia and Charlie are awaiting their newest intergalactic arrivals- the fearsome and mysterious Warriors of Brin-Hask. But the kids soon discover that the Brin-Hask aren't their only new guests. A plague of not-so ordinary rats has infested their kitchen too.
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Image currently unavailable 4718 : Water dragons, The by Wrightson, Patricia
Sam, Lin and Jerry must save their pet water dragon when their natural habitat, the drain behind their homes, is being cleaned up. But, two of the water dragons have disappeared.
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Image currently unavailable 14687 : Welcome home by Booth, Christina
Whaling has long been part of Australia's history. Over the past centuries many coastal towns owe their existence to the hunting and slaughter of whales for numerous by-products. More recently these same towns focus on viewing the beauty of these majestic creatures as they travel between the cold and warmer waters. Here both stories are told through the eyes of a young boy who hears the distant calls, sometimes joyful, sometimes apprehensive, of a whale.
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Image currently unavailable 455 : Where the forest meets the sea by Baker, Jeannie
A book without words in which superb collages tell the story of a boy and his father visiting an endangered rainforest in Queensland.
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Image currently unavailable 46942 : Why I love Australia by Bancroft, Bronwyn
In a similar vein to Dorothea Mackellar's My Country. Stunning images and words showcase the awe-inspiring beauty of the Australian continent.
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Image currently unavailable 8494 : Why should I bother to keep fit by Meredith, Susan & Larkum, Adam (ill)
An informative guide to the hows and whys of keeping fit, and having fun on the way. Find out why keeping fit is good for you, how to choose the appropriate exercise regime and how to stay healthy in day-to-day life.
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Image currently unavailable 6696 : Why shouldn't I eat junk food by Knighton, Kate & Larkum, Adam (ill)
A fun, informative guide about food that's good and not so good for you, and how to exercise. Find out why junk food tastes so good, what food additives and processed food are, and what's in a burger. Includes simple recipes for healthy snacks and burgers, ideas for exercise, information on food labels and advertising, and how food is grown.
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Image currently unavailable 7689 : Wild one, The by Hartnett, Sonya
Charlie met the wild one when he was young. They caught tadpoles and watched spiders. As Charlie grows up, he forgets the wild one, until he grows much older.
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Image currently unavailable 466 : Window by Baker, Jeannie
A book without words showing the growth and development of a child and his environment. Superb collages tell the story.
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Image currently unavailable 4877 : Winnie the Pooh by Milne, A A
The classic tales of Christopher Robin's beloved bear and his pals, Tigger and Eeyore.
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Image currently unavailable 4646 : Winning touch by Clark, Sherryl & Perry, Ellyse
Ellyse is dying to start touch footy again. Touchdowns are the best. But, with homework piling up and training every night of the week, it's all getting too much to handle. It looks like Ellyse is going to have to make some major changes. There's also the drama at school with her best friends, Jazz and Charlie. Their friendship seems to be falling apart. Maybe, getting selected for the regional touch footy team will help take Ellyse's mind off things. Or, maybe, that's just wishful thinking.
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Image currently unavailable 568011 : Wish for a witch by Umansky, Kaye & King, Ashley (ill)
Elsie Pickles has returned to her mundane life after living for a week with unconventional witch, Magenta Sharp. She loves her family and her dad's shop, but life is seeming rather dull until her magical friend needs her help again. Will Elsie be able to help Magenta save her magic licence and deal with some wayward magical creatures?
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Image currently unavailable 7720 : Witch baby and me at school by Gliori, Debi
Lily's sister, Daisy, is one year old and she's no ordinary baby. When she was born, something went wrong and Daisy is a Witch Baby. Nobody knows this but Lily. She's the only one who can see Daisy make the fridge float in the air or turn people into slugs. It's time for Lily to start at her new school. It will be hard enough being the new girl and, then, there's Daisy.
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Image currently unavailable 5181 : Witch for a week by Umansky, Kaye & King, Ashley (ill)
When Elsie offers to house sit the home of local witch Magenta she has no idea what she's getting herself into. Left with a talking raven and a scruffy dog for company, a magical tower that has a mind of its own and a book of instructions what could possibly go wrong? But Elsie soon finds out that looking after Magenta's home isn't as easy as she first thought. Does she have what it takes to be a witch for a week?
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Image currently unavailable 12747 : Wolves in the walls, The by Gaiman, Neil & McKean, Dave (ill)
Lucy hears wolves hustling, bustling, crinkling and crackling in the walls of the old house where her family lives. Her mother says they are mice, her brother says bats. Lucy is convinced they are wolves and her worst fears are confirmed.
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Image currently unavailable 9249 : Worst band in the universe, The by Base, Graeme
A poetic narrative involving Sprocc, an alien, and his struggle for freedom of expression.
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Image currently unavailable 472 : Worst team ever, The by Gwynne, Phillip & Smith, Craig (ill)
Country boy, Jimmy, boasts about his prowess in the game of Australian Rules football and is accepted into a city team.
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Image currently unavailable 641668 : Yakanarra day, A by Yakanarra Community School
A Yakanarra Day reflects the beautiful small community located in the foothills of the St George Ranges between the Fitzroy River and the Great Sandy Desert, in Central Kimberley, Western Australia. It was written and illustrated by the senior students of Yakanarra Community School and has been translated into Walmajarri, with the help of school teachers and local elders
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Image currently unavailable 641685 : Yakanarra dogs, The by Yakanarra Community School
There are lots of dogs in Yakanarra. Hunting dogs, swimming dogs, spotty dogs and much more. The students of Yakanarra Community School have written and illustrated this gorgeous book that reflects the beautiful small community located in the foothills of the St George Ranges between the Fitzroy River and the Great Sandy Desert, in Central Kimberley, Western Australia. It has been translated into Walmajarri, with the help of school teachers and local elders.
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Button boy

"Banjo is so fixated with button collecting, he doesn't join in the activities of the other neighbourhood children. When he returns home, his grandmother sews each button on his favourite jumper. But, the buttons once belonged to someone and, each morning, Banjo finds the owner of the buttons and detaches the relevant one from his jumper."

Young, Rebecca & deGennaro, Sue