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12429
Duck catcher, The
Gombei catches only one duck a day because that's all the food he needs. When the days turn cold, Gombei decides that if he can catch a hundred ducks, he won't have to work all winter. But, Gombei walks into a trap.
ISBN 9780733412882
Publisher Hodder Headline Australia Pty Ltd, 2003
Topics / Australian Author /
Aaron. Moses (reteller) & Mackintosh, David (ill)
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1084

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Hold on tight
A little girl explores the possibilities of being blown away, riding the leaves, chasing fairies, bouncing on clouds, being caught in raindrops.
ISBN 9781742833491
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2013
Topics / Australian Author /
Acton, Sara
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Mrs Honey series
Humorous tales about the misfortunes of the lovable grandmother, Mrs Honey, and her cat. Any two titles read from this series can be included as official Challenge books; up to five more titles can be included as your personal choice books. To see the individual book titles and their PRC ID numbers, go to the Series lists on the Booklists page on the website. Or, you can search for a series name or the individual titles by using the Search function on the top left hand corner of the screen.
Series Mrs Honey series (5 books)
Adams, Pam
No book cover.
9603
Mrs Honey's dream
One of a series of humorous tales about the misfortunes of the lovable grandmother, Mrs Honey, and her cat. A delightful, dream adventure involving pirates.
ISBN 9780859537605
Series Mrs Honey series (5 books)
Publisher Child's Play International Ltd, 1992
Adams, Pam
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9604
Mrs Honey's glasses
One of a series of humorous tales about the misfortunes of the lovable grandmother, Mrs Honey, and her cat. This book is about the mystery of her missing glasses.
ISBN 9780859537582
Series Mrs Honey series (5 books)
Publisher Child's Play International Ltd, 1993
Adams, Pam
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9607
Mrs Honey's hat
The lovable grandmother, Mrs Honey, has a beautiful hat which attracts small creatures. During the course of a week, Mrs Honey's hat gradually changes as her nephew and a variety of animals take items from it and leave others in their place.
ISBN 9780859538145
Series Mrs Honey series (5 books)
Publisher Child's Play International Ltd, 2000
Adams, Pam
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11181
Mrs Honey's holiday
You can do anything if you try. Mrs Honey encourages her grandchildren but not quite in the way she intended.
ISBN 9780859537551
Series Mrs Honey series (5 books)
Publisher Child's Play International Ltd, 1993
Adams, Pam
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9606
Mrs Honey's tree
One of a series of humorous tales about the lovable grandmother, Mrs Honey. Here, she is faced with a real dilemma to work out which is more important, a tree or a bus shelter. Sometimes, choices we have to make are not as clear as they seem.
ISBN 9780859538527
Series Mrs Honey series (5 books)
Publisher Child's Play International Ltd, 2002
Adams, Pam
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44650
Farmer in the dell, The
Sing along with this well-known nursery rhyme.
ISBN 9780859538862
Series Classic books with holes series (21 books)
Publisher Child's Play International Ltd, 2001
Adams, Pam (ill)
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38925
Old Macdonald had a farm
Make lots of animal noises as you read along to this well-known nursery rhyme.
ISBN 9780859530538
Series Classic books with holes series (21 books)
Publisher Child's Play International Ltd, 2006
Adams, Pam (ill)
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75165
There was an old lady who swallowed a fly
Enjoy this popular rhyme as you watch the insects and animals get swallowed, one by one, into an ever-expanding stomach.
ISBN 9780859530187
Series Classic books with holes series (21 books)
Publisher Child's Play International Ltd, 2004
Adams, Pam (ill)
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39662
There was an old lady who swallowed the sea
Watch the sea creatures get swallowed, one by one, into the ever-expanding stomach of the little, old lady.
ISBN 9781846430343
Series Classic books with holes series (21 books)
Publisher Child's Play International Ltd, 2007
Adams, Pam (ill)
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98476
This is the house that Jack built
Despite all the interruptions, Jack gets his house built, in this well-known rhyme.
ISBN 9780859530750
Series Classic books with holes series (21 books)
Publisher Child's Play International Ltd, 2005
Adams, Pam (ill)
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18003
This old man
Read along and count to this well-known rhyme.
ISBN 9780859530262
Series Classic books with holes series (21 books)
Publisher Child's Play International Ltd, 2006
Topics / K-2 Numeracy /
Adams, Pam (ill)
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90865
Dave & Violet
Violet's best friend is Dave, the dragon. Dave is very friendly and helpful, but he is also very shy. And, whenever he meets other people, he simply goes red and spouts flames, scaring them away. Despite Violet's help, Dave wonders if he will ever fit in. But, one day, his special abilities come to the rescue in a damp situation.
ISBN 9781847801579
Publisher Frances Lincoln, 2011
Adams, Sarah
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5571
Baby in the hat: an early romance, The
The hero catches a baby, who has fallen from an upstairs window, in his hat. The young hero goes to sea and becomes a famous captain. Many years later, when he walks up the street where he had caught the baby, he looks up and sees a beautiful woman in the same upstairs window.
ISBN 9780744581362
Publisher Walker Books, 2008
Ahlberg, Allan & Amstutz, Andre (ill)
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9615
Grandma fox
The chickens are in danger once more as Fast Fox fancies a chicken sandwich. He disguises himself as a grandma, a doctor and a postman as he plots to catch the unsuspecting chickens.
ISBN 9780140564020
Publisher Penguin Books Ltd, UK, 2000
Ahlberg, Allan & Amstutz, Andre (ill)
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15024
Shopping expedition, The
A simple trip to the shops for groceries becomes an imaginative journey.
ISBN 9780744596847
Publisher Walker Books, 2005
Ahlberg, Allan & Amstutz, Andre (ill)
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9617
Adventures of Bert, The
Bert has all sorts of ridiculous adventures. He rescues a barking cardboard box from the river and is chased down the street by a giant sausage. Turn the page quietly so as not to wake Bert's baby.
ISBN 9780140567540
Publisher Puffin UK, 2002
Ahlberg, Allan & Briggs, Raymond (ill)
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Hooray for bread
This tasty tale shares the joy a loaf of bread brings a baker, his family, a back-yard of dogs, a pond-full of ducks, a flock of birds and a teeny mouse.
ISBN 9781406337990
Publisher Walker Books, 2013
Ahlberg, Allan & Ingram, Bruce (ill)
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3738
Runaway dinner, The
Banjo has a sausage for his dinner every day. One day, his sausage, called Melvin, jumps off the plate and runs away, with the rest of Banjo's dinner, cutlery and furniture in pursuit.
ISBN 9781844280636
Publisher Walker Books, 2006
Ahlberg, Allan & Inman, Bruce (ill)
No book cover.
9613
Each peach pear plum
Many well-known nursery characters are hiding in the pictures and a poem on each page gives a clue as to who or what is in the picture on the opposite page.
ISBN 9780140509199
Publisher Penguin Books Ltd, UK, 1989
Ahlberg, Allan & Janet
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9618
Peepo
On each page, there is a clever hole to peep through so you can see what the baby sees.
ISBN 9780670871766
Publisher Penguin, 1997
Ahlberg, Janet & Allan
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2411
Jolly postman or other peoples' letters, The
The Jolly Postman delivers cards and letters to various fairy-tale characters. He has a letter of apology for the three bears from Goldilocks, a postcard from Jack for the giant, and a letter for the wolf, written for Little Red Riding Hood, and more.
ISBN 9780670886241
Publisher Viking Children's, 1999
Ahlberg, Janet & Allan
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19212
Mary had a little lamb
We all know that Mary had one little lamb, but what about the others? They can't bear to let her out of their sight either.
ISBN 9781846435010
Series Classic books with holes series (21 books)
Publisher Child's Play International Ltd, 2012
Aizen, Marina (ill)
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126166
Catch that goat
Ayoka, a little girl living in Nigeria, loses her goat. Of course, the goat wanders off through the market where it can cause the most mischief. Interesting mix of realism and fun.
ISBN 9781846860577
Publisher Barefoot books, 2005
Alakija, Polly
No book cover.
18058
Cuddly Dudley
Dudley is so lovely and cuddly that his brothers and sisters can't leave him alone, even when he wants some time to himself. So Dudley sets off alone across the tundra, until he discovers that being with friends and being incredibly cuddly isn't such a bad thing after all.
ISBN 9781406310740
Publisher Walker Books, 2008
Alborough, Jez
No book cover.
9619
Watch out big Bro's coming
Mouse has some hot news. Big Bro is coming. The news spreads from Monkey to Parrot to Frog to Elephant. All the animals add to the news until the size and toughness of Big Bro is legendary.
ISBN 9780744563047
Publisher Walker Books, 1999
Alborough, Jez
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53670
Lame duck protest
A family discovers an injured duck at the local reserve. In response to development plans to build a shopping centre in the reserve, local residents launch a protest to protect this natural environment, naming their protest for the lame duck who becomes the mascot for the demonstrations.
ISBN 9781921479137
Publisher IP (Interactive Publications Pty Ltd), 2009
Topics / Australian Author /
Alexander, Goldie & Gaudion, Michele (ill)
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7464
Feelings
An array of feelings are explored through the pages of Aliki's picture book using all kinds of illustrations and situations. It is a delightful book to share.
ISBN 9780688065188
Publisher Greenwillow, 1984
Aliki
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10553
Terrible suitcase, The
It's the first day of school and all the children have special backpacks, except for me. My mum has given me a terrible suitcase. Well, first I got mad then I used my imagination.
ISBN 9781862919402
Publisher Omnibus Books, 2012
Topics / Australian Author /
Allen, Emma & Blackwood, Freya (ill)
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43178
I'm not scared
Baby Owl is not scared of the dark and he shouldn't be, that's when owls are supposed to be about. But, all the do-gooders Baby Owl meets are starting to scare his favourite toy, Owly. Dad will have to come to the rescue.
ISBN 9780864617286
Publisher Koala Books, 2007
Allen, Jonathan
No book cover.
9621
Alexander's outing
'Stay close, take care', quacked Alexander's mother. But, Alexander is a wayward duckling. He straggles behind and disappears down a deep, dark hole.
ISBN 9780140554786
Publisher Penguin, 1998
Topics / Australian Author /
Allen, Pamela
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9629
Bear's lunch, The
When Wendy and Oliver decide to have a picnic in the woods, they are surprised by a great, big, growly bear. See what happens when Oliver and Wendy growl back.
ISBN 9780140562415
Publisher Penguin, 1998
Topics / Australian Author /
Allen, Pamela
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9622
Belinda
Every day, Old Tom tends his vegetables while Mrs Farmer milks Belinda, the cow, so there is always plenty of milk, cream and butter. But, when Mrs Farmer goes away, Old Tom must catch Belinda and milk her himself.
ISBN 9780140544930
Publisher Penguin, 1998
Topics / Australian Author /
Allen, Pamela
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8325
Bertie and the bear
A beautifully simple story of Bertie and the bear and a wonderful excuse for children to join in the noise-making.
ISBN 9780140509724
Publisher Penguin, 1989
Topics / Australian Author /
Allen, Pamela
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9624
Brown bread and honey
The King loves to run, jump and ride his horse. He also loves to eat and eat and eat until he becomes too fat to have fun any more. When the King sacks all his cooks, he will have a problem with what to eat.
ISBN 9780140568257
Publisher Penguin, 2002
Topics / Australian Author /
Allen, Pamela
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9625
Can you keep a secret
The King has lost his crown. He can't find it anywhere. Follow him through this picture book and see how silly he's been.
ISBN 9780670844050
Publisher Penguin, 2000
Topics / Australian Author /
Allen, Pamela
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12291
Cuthbert's babies
When Cuthbert's mother brings home not one baby brother, but four baby sisters, no one seems to have any time for Cuthbert. He wishes for someone to play with, someone big and bad. Three pirates aren't exactly what he had in mind.
ISBN 9780670040735
Publisher Penguin, 2003
Topics / Australian Author /
Allen, Pamela
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9626
Fancy that
The noises and the sounds from the fowl yard can be heard for miles around. Little red hen has a secret that makes her the star of the barnyard.
ISBN 9780140509717
Publisher Penguin, 1998
Topics / Australian Author /
Allen, Pamela
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988

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Fat Ferdie
Fat Ferdie is a scary beast because of what he likes to eat.
ISBN 9780670077168
Publisher Penguin, 2013
Topics / Australian Author /
Allen, Pamela
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12292
Grandpa and Thomas
Thomas and Grandpa go to the beach. The sun is shining, the gulls are screeching and the sea is singing. This lovely picture book gently unfolds the special relationship between a grandfather and his grandchild.
ISBN 9780670041572
Publisher Penguin, 2003
Topics / Australian Author /
Allen, Pamela
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Grandpa and Thomas and the green umbrella
Plenty of adventure with Thomas and Grandpa when they spend a day at the beach.
ISBN 9780670029730
Publisher Penguin, 2006
Topics / Australian Author /
Allen, Pamela
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14983
Herbert and Harry
Herbert and Harry were brothers who did everything together till the day they have a falling out over treasure. One becomes very rich, the other stays poor but it remains to be seen whether either of them are happy.
ISBN 9780140567830
Publisher Puffin Australia, 2000
Topics / Australian Author /
Allen, Pamela
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61652
Hetty's day out
One morning, Hetty, a large grey cat, wakes up, squeezes through her cat door and sets off to visit all the people in her neighbourhood. Everyone has something special for Hetty to snack on, in increasing quantities, none of which Hetty can refuse. When Hetty tries to get to her cushion for a nap she realises, in a most unusual way, just how much she's eaten.
ISBN 9780670074471
Publisher Penguin Books Australia, 2010
Allen, Pamela
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11107
I wish I had a pirate suit
Peter has a pirate suit and his poor little brother has to be his prisoner and his crew. Will it ever change? A book that really understands what it's like to be a little brother.
ISBN 9780140509885
Publisher Puffin Australia, 1991
Topics / Australian Author /
Allen, Pamela
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14984
Inside Mary Elizabeth's house
Mary Elizabeth boasts to the boys that there is a monster in her house. The boys don't believe her so she invites them to dinner to convince them.
ISBN 9780140567113
Publisher Puffin Australia, 2001
Topics / Australian Author /
Allen, Pamela
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25741
Is your grandmother a goanna
A little boy goes on a train to meet his grandmother. At each stop, he meets plenty of unusual characters. Join the fun and make plenty of noise.
ISBN 9780670071128
Publisher Penguin, 2007
Topics / Australian Author /
Allen, Pamela
No book cover.
95343
Little old man who looked up at the moon, The
One evening, the little old man looked up at the moon and wondered whether the sky went on forever, where we come from and why we are here. The next morning, his wife put on her best bonnet and her red coat, and set off to find the answers.
ISBN 9780670075812
Publisher Puffin Australia, 2012
Topics / Australian Author /
Allen, Pamela
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9627
Mr Archimedes' bath
Mr Archimedes and his animal friends try to work out why the water always overflows when they have a bath together.
ISBN 9780207172854
Publisher HarperCollins Australia, 1991
Allen, Pamela
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3650
Mr McGee and the big bag of bread
One day Mr McGee sets off to visit the zoo. He takes with him a big bag of bread to feed the animals. But when he arrives at the zoo, there's a notice board that says, 'do not feed the animals'.
ISBN 9780143501411
Series Mr McGee series (6 books)
Publisher Puffin Australia, 2007
Topics / Australian Author /
Allen, Pamela
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9628
Mr McGee and the biting flea
Mr McGee is in a happy mood until he is bitten by a flea. He takes off all his clothes and jumps into the sea because, of course, fleas don't like the water. Children laugh at Mr McGee running around without his clothes on.
ISBN 9780140564198
Series Mr McGee series (6 books)
Publisher Penguin, 2001
Topics / Australian Author /
Allen, Pamela
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10080
Mr McGee and the blackberry jam
Mr McGee wakes in a grumpy mood and decides he wants blackberry jam for breakfast. Finding the blackberries is not as simple as he first thought.
ISBN 9780140545012
Series Mr McGee series (6 books)
Publisher Penguin, 1998
Topics / Australian Author /
Allen, Pamela
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13804
Mr McGee and the elephants
Here's another adventure of Mr McGee, this time with elephants, one, two and three. A chance to perform and share the fun, so come and join in everyone.
ISBN 9780670076512
Series Mr McGee series (6 books)
Publisher Penguin, 2012
Topics / Australian Author /
Allen, Pamela
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18033
Mr McGee and the perfect nest
Lazy bird is searching for the perfect nest when she stumbles upon just the thing, Mr McGee's umbrella. Will Mr Mcgee manage to get his umbrella back?
ISBN 9780140564969
Series Mr McGee series (6 books)
Publisher Penguin Books Australia, 2000
Topics / Australian Author /
Allen, Pamela
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94874
Mr McGee goes to sea
While sitting under his apple tree, Mr McGee is swept out to sea by a downpour of rain. Despite his subsequent adventures, with the help of his umbrella he returns safely to his apple tree without spilling a drop of tea from his teapot.
ISBN 9780140544039
Series Mr McGee series (6 books)
Publisher Puffin Australia,
Topics / Australian Author /
Allen, Pamela
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Mr McGee series
Any two titles read from this series can be included as official Challenge books; up to five more titles can be included as your personal choice books. To see the individual book titles and their PRC ID numbers, go to the Series lists on the Booklists page on the website. Or, you can search for a series name or the individual titles by using the Search function on the top left hand corner of the screen.
Series Mr McGee series (6 books)
Allen, Pamela
No book cover.
57157
Mr. McGee
Mr McGee does not live in a house, but under a tree. One day, he finds an apple under his tree and when he eats it, strange things happen to him.
ISBN 9780140509694
Series Mr McGee series (6 books)
Publisher Penguin, 1989
Topics / Australian Author /
Allen, Pamela
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12428
My cat Maisie
Andrew doesn't have anyone to play with. The dog next door is too rough. When a scruffy, ginger cat arrives at his house, Andrew learns how to be gentle with her.
ISBN 9780140542370
Publisher Puffin Australia, 1990
Topics / Australian Author /
Allen, Pamela
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61128
Our daft dog Danny
In the winter, we love visiting Uncle Peter and going to the beach with his dog, Millie. But, the day we took our dog Danny with us, everything went wrong. Then, a good idea saved the day.
ISBN 9780670073351
Publisher Penguin Books Australia, 2009
Topics / Australian Author /
Allen, Pamela
No book cover.
9630
Pear in the pear tree, The
When John and Jane go out walking, what do they see? They see a pear in the pear tree. The problems of how to get the pear from a branch that is too high for them sets in motion a funny and unlikely chain of events.
ISBN 9780140564976
Publisher Penguin, 2000
Topics / Australian Author /
Allen, Pamela
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9631
Potato people, The
Every Friday, Jack spends the day with Grandma. They play, read stories and eat cake. Then, one cold and rainy Friday, they make two little people using potatoes, toothpicks and scraps of fabric.
ISBN 9780670896608
Publisher Penguin, 2002
Topics / Australian Author /
Allen, Pamela
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76155
Share said the rooster
Five little stories about Billy and Ben. They will not share anything, whether it's a sticky bun, a pair of boots or an apple. But, when Billy and Ben go out in a rowing boat, they learn to share.
ISBN 9780143501756
Publisher Penguin Books Australia, 2010
Topics / Australian Author /
Allen, Pamela
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76509
Shhh little mouse
The little, grey mouse is hungry but he faces dire consequences if he wakes the sleeping cat.
ISBN 9780670070688
Publisher Penguin, 2007
Topics / Australian Author /
Allen, Pamela
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15043
Waddle giggle gargle
The story of the ingenious way Grandpa, Grandma and Jonathan protect themselves from the swooping, waddling, giggling, gargling magpie that is determined to protect her nest.
ISBN 9780140559910
Publisher Penguin, 1996
Topics / Australian Author /
Allen, Pamela
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18527
Where's the gold
Three pirates hunt for gold, accompanied by a green parrot. Lots of rhyme and alliteration.
ISBN 9780670028443
Publisher Penguin, 2005
Topics / Australian Author /
Allen, Pamela
No book cover.
9632
Who sank the boat
One warm, sunny morning, a donkey, a cow, a pig, a sheep and a tiny little mouse decide to go for a row in a boat.
ISBN 9780140509403
Publisher Penguin, 1988
Allen, Pamela
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20933
No
The little dog in this family works very hard to be good. His family must love him very much. But, there's one thing he doesn't understand.
ISBN 9781846434174
Publisher Child's Play International Ltd, 2011
Altes, Marta
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12811
Runaway tractor, The
For children just beginning to read. Ted loses control of the tractor and it ends up in the water. Ted's job is to get the tractor out.
ISBN 9780746039137
Publisher Usborne Publishing Ltd, 2000
Amery, Heather & Cartwright, Stephen (ill)
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12479
Old steam train, The
Poppy, Sam and Mrs Boots help to restore Apple Tree Station and enjoy seeing its steam train run again. The book comes with a great map of the Apple Tree line.
ISBN 9780746033364
Publisher Usborne Publishing Ltd, 1999
Amery, Heather & Cartwright, Stephen(ill)
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12480
Pig gets lost
Curly, the pig, goes missing. Mrs Boots, Sam, Poppy and Rusty, the dog, must find him. It's a very muddy job.
ISBN 9780746063149
Publisher Usborne Publishing Ltd, 2005
Amery, Heather & Cartwright, Stephen(ill)
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12481
Woolly stops the train
Mrs Boots, Sam, Poppy, Rusty, the dog, and Ted, the farmhand, have to save the day when naughty Woolly encourages all the other sheep to stand on the line and stop the train. They come up with a novel idea that is very exciting for sheep.
ISBN 9780746034682
Publisher Usborne Publishing Ltd, 1999
Amery, Heather & Cartwright, Stephen(ill)
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14616
Cows in the kitchen
His fields are empty so Tom Farmer is looking for all the farm animals. Join in the hunt with lots of animal noises.
ISBN 9781846431067
Series Classic books with holes series (21 books)
Publisher Child's Play International Ltd, 2007
Anderson, Airlie (ill)
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17488
Scary dog
Bonzo goes to 'Dog School' to learn how to scare cats. When his family gets a new kitten, he forgets all he has learned.
ISBN 9781844289455
Publisher Walker Books, 2005
Anderson, Scoular
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95547
Captain Flinn and the pirate dinosaurs: Smugglers Bay
While exploring a cave on a school excursion to Smuggler's Bay, Flinn and the other children stumble upon the nefarious Pirate Dinosaurs. Captain T Rex and his crew are smuggling sausages out of a secret cove and their favourites are children chipolatas. Captain Flinn must thwart the horrible plan, rescue their friend and get back to the beach before Miss Pie notices they are missing.
ISBN 9780141501321
Publisher Puffin UK, 2010
Andreae, Giles & Ayto, Russell (ill)
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11997
Magic donkey ride, The
Treacle is a donkey who lives on a farm and is close friends with Flinny. One night, Flinny discovers that Treacle is no ordinary donkey.
ISBN 9781841219240
Publisher Orchard Books, 2002
Andreae, Giles & Cabban, Vanessa (ill)
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11929
Giraffes can't dance
Gerald, the giraffe, desperately wants to be able to dance with all the animals at the Jungle Dance. But, the other jungle animals laugh at him because he can't dance. Perhaps Gerald is just dancing to a different tune.
ISBN 9781841215655
Publisher Orchard Books, 2000
Andreae, Giles & Parker-Rees, Guy (ill)
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64164
Pants
A colourful and hilarious celebration of pants which will appeal to the very young. Each double-page depicts a different type of pants. There are also musical versions of this book.
ISBN 9780552548335
Publisher Corgi Books, 2003
Andreae, Giles & Sharratt, Nick (ill)
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18476
Dinosaurs galore
What shapes do you see, what noises do you hear? Perhaps you'll see a swishing tail, huge footprints, or a beak. A humorous and fact-filled poetry book about the lives of the great dinosaurs.
ISBN 9781843626091
Publisher Orchard Books, 2005
Topics / K-2 Numeracy /
Andreae, Giles & Wojtowycz, David (ill)
No book cover.
128586
Cock-a-doodle-doo, farmyard hullabaloo
Charming farmyard animals introduce themselves in simple, flowing verse. Meet the loyal and loved sheepdog, the powerful bull, the gossipy geese and the nocturnal fox.
ISBN 9781841215631
Publisher Orchard Books, 2000
Andreae, Giles & Wojtowycz, David (ill)
No book cover.
18387
Commotion in the ocean
The sequel to the best-selling 'Rumble in the Jungle' is a delightful new collection of poems about creatures who live in and around the ocean.
ISBN 9781589250000
Publisher Tiger Tales, 2001
Andreae, Giles & Wojtowycz, David (ill)
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18398
Rumble in the jungle
This book has appealing and colourful verse about a variety of jungle animals.
ISBN 9781860396601
Publisher Orchard Books, 2005
Andreae, Giles & Wojtowycz, David (ill)
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12459
Farmyard cat in trouble, The
Find out who spilt the milk, chased the goats and scared the chickens. Everyone thinks the farmyard cat is up to her old tricks again but that might not be fair.
ISBN 9780868968896
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 1992
Anello, Christine & Thompson, Sharon (ill)
No book cover.
40175
Golden goose, the
Retold from the original tale, this traditional story will captivate readers with its delightful illustrations and lift-up flaps.
ISBN 9781846433245
Series Flip-up fairy tales series (28 books)
Publisher Child's Play International Ltd, 2009
Angeletti, Roberta (ill)
No book cover.
4860
I wish I had a dinosaur
A little girl sits on her balcony, in a modern apartment block by the sea, dreaming of all the things she could do if she had a dinosaur.
ISBN 9781865046068
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2004
Topics / Australian Author /
Anggabrata, Ian & Anggawan, Mingga & Sheehan, Peter (ill)
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63500
Kiss like this, A
The little lion cub loves lots of different types of kisses, except for one. Just as well daddy lion is there to rescue him and give him the right sort of kisses.
ISBN 9781845078621
Publisher Frances Lincoln, 2008
Anholt, Catherine & Laurence
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14847
Magical garden of Claude Monet, The
Julie wishes she had a garden so her mother takes her to visit Monet's garden at Givenchy. A wonderful introduction to the artist, Claude Monet.
ISBN 9780711221048
Publisher Frances Lincoln, 2003
Anholt, Laurence
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Two nests
Betty and Paul are birds who build a nest together. Betty lays an egg and out pops Baby Bird. Everyone is happy, but the nest is small, Betty and Paul squabble, and they decide that Paul should live in a different nest across the other side of the tree. Now there are two nests in the cherry tree. Betty and Paul both love Baby Bird, and soon he is able to fly over the cherry tree, visiting his two nests.
ISBN 9781847803238
Publisher Frances Lincoln, 2013
Anholt, Laurence & Coplestone, Jim (ill)
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7293
Anno's counting book
Counting through the seasons with beautiful, double-page illustrations. A perfect book to share.
ISBN 9780064431231
Publisher HarperTrophy, 1977
Topics / K-2 Numeracy /
Anno, Mitsumasa
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7119
Anno's magic seeds
A gift from a wizard makes Jack's fortune grow and grow by ones, twos, threes and more. An enchanting counting book with a moral.
ISBN 9780698116184
Publisher PaperStar books (Penguin Putnam), 1999
Topics / K-2 Numeracy /
Anno, Mitsumasa
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12839
Two left feet
Barclay McClay has two left feet. Buying shoes is very difficult and nobody wants to dance with him. Barclay is very lonely until he learns to tap dance and meets someone who understands his problem.
ISBN 9780207186479
Publisher Angus & Robertson (HarperCollins), 1995
Apeitos, Stacey & Kundrus, Ulrike (ill)
No book cover.
28329
This is the mud
There is muck, mess and mayhem when a cow gets stuck in the mud.
ISBN 9780734411020
Publisher Lothian Books, 2009
Topics / Australian Author /
Apel, Kathryn & Crossett, Warren (ill)
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8285
Farm
Find out about animals, crops and machines up close. Watch the farmer hard at work in the changing seasons.
ISBN 9781407131498
Publisher Scholastic US, 2012
Arlon, Penelope & Gordon-Harris, Tory
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38218
See me grow
Watch baby animals grow up and find out all about their amazing life cycles.
ISBN 9781407131542
Publisher Scholastic US, 2012
Arlon, Penelope & Gordon-Harris, Tory
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43012
Lighthouse keeper's breakfast, The
The Grinlings are very special guests at the lighthouse's 200th birthday party. They dress up as pirates and prepare to have lots of swashbuckling fun. But, when they take to the high seas, they have more adventures than they could ever have imagined.
ISBN 9780439979344
Series Lighthouse Keeper's series (8 books)
Publisher Scholastic UK, 2002
Armitage, Ronda & David (ill)
No book cover.
84165
Lighthouse keeper's cat, The
Hamish, the lighthouse keeper's cat, has been neglecting his duties and the mice are running wild all over the lighthouse. With the lighthouse inspector due any day now, Mr and Mrs Grinling decide to put Hamish on a diet until he catches the mice. So, Hamish sets off to find someone who will appreciate him better.
ISBN 9781407106519
Series Lighthouse Keeper's series (8 books)
Publisher Scholastic UK, 2009
Armitage, Ronda & David (ill)
No book cover.
44273
Lighthouse keeper's catastrophe, The
When Mr Grinling locks himself out of the lighthouse, he tries everything to get back inside. Not only is Hamish, the cat, trapped inside but Mr Grinling also needs to switch on the light to warn the ships that they're near rocks on the coast. Luckily, Mrs Grinling has an ingenious plan to get back in.
ISBN 9781407106502
Series Lighthouse Keeper's series (8 books)
Publisher Scholastic UK, 2009
Armitage, Ronda & David (ill)
No book cover.
12287
Lighthouse keeper's Christmas, The
It's Christmas Eve, a storm is raging and Mr Grinling and his great-nephew, George, are stranded in the lighthouse. George thinks he's going to have the worst Christmas ever, no festive food, no Mrs Grinling and no presents.
ISBN 9780439981446
Series Lighthouse Keeper's series (8 books)
Publisher Scholastic UK, 2002
Armitage, Ronda & David (ill)
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7194
Lighthouse keeper's lunch, The
Come rain or shine, Mr Grinling, the lighthouse keeper, tends his light. Each day, Mrs Grinling makes him a delicious lunch and sends it across by a special cable system. Every day, the greedy seagulls steal his food.
ISBN 9780590551755
Series Lighthouse Keeper's series (8 books)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 1994
Armitage, Ronda & David (ill)
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41129
Lighthouse keeper's picnic, The
Mrs Grinling is the best cook in the world and Mr Grinling likes nothing better than to taste her delicious treats. But, when he overindulges at the village picnic, Mr Grinling finds himself in a pickle and wishing he hadn't eaten quite so much.
ISBN 9781407106526
Series Lighthouse Keeper's series (8 books)
Publisher Scholastic UK, 2009
Armitage, Ronda & David (ill)
No book cover.
74381
Lighthouse keeper's rescue, The
The lighthouse light must always be on at night. But, when Mr Grinling falls asleep twice on the way to the lighthouse, he's too late to put the light on. It's not long before the lighthouse inspectors visit, and they're very cross.
ISBN 9780439993807
Series Lighthouse Keeper's series (8 books)
Publisher Scholastic UK, 2001
Armitage, Ronda & David (ill)
No book cover.
Lighthouse Keeper's series
Any two titles read from this series can be included as official Challenge books; up to five more titles can be included as your personal choice books. To see the individual book titles and their PRC ID numbers, go to the Series lists on the Booklists page on the website. Or, you can search for a series name or the individual titles by using the Search function on the top left hand corner of the screen.
Series Lighthouse Keeper's series (8 books)
Armitage, Ronda & David (ill)
No book cover.
7100
Lighthouse keeper's tea, The
Mr Grinling, the lighthouse keeper, wants to try his hand at cooking but Mrs Grinling doesn't want him in her kitchen. He decides to take up a variety of other hobbies, with varying degrees of success.
ISBN 9780439979382
Series Lighthouse Keeper's series (8 books)
Publisher Scholastic UK, 2002
Armitage, Ronda & David (ill)
No book cover.
7716
I told you so
Sometimes, adults just won't listen. Ella tries to warn Nursey about all the odd characters that are filling up Tom's pram. But, Nursey just won't believe her.
ISBN 9781846432873
Publisher Child's Play International Ltd, 2009
Arnold, Sarah
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24881
Ugh, eggs
Pip is hungry and really looking forward to breakfast. But Dad has cooked eggs and Pip hates eggs. He goes to see Aunt Nellie, whose sandwiches look delicious. That is, until he looks inside and finds more egg. After spending the day avoiding eggs of all shapes and sizes, Pip has a pleasant surprise when he follows his nose.
ISBN 9781846433429
Publisher Child's Play International Ltd, 2010
Arnold, Sarah
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Holly Bloom's garden
Late bloomer, Holly, yearns to be a great gardener but just can't manage to grow flowers like her family can. But, Holly is determined to succeed and she finds where her real talents lie.
ISBN 9780972922500
Publisher Flashlight Press, 2004
Ashman, Sarah & Parent, Nancy & Mitchell, Lori (ill)
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38172
Chicken licken
Retold from the original tale, this traditional story will captivate readers with its delightful illustrations and lift-up flaps.
ISBN 9781846433276
Series Flip-up fairy tales series (28 books)
Publisher Child's Play International Ltd, 2009
Assirelli, Francesca (ill)
No book cover.
11998
Ringle tingle tiger
A young boy decides to face his biggest fear, monsters in the night, when he takes on the ever-stalking Ringle Tingle Tiger. Follow the tiger as he hunts through the fearsome jungle.
ISBN 9780734403445
Publisher Thomas C Lothian Pty Ltd, 2002
Topics / Australian Author /
Austin, Mark & Miller, David (ill)
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897

New
Monsters love colors
Explosions of colour erupt from every page where the monsters demonstrate the mixing of colour to create new ones. The primary colours are also described with rhyming sounds which creates much fun.
ISBN 9780062125941
Publisher Harper, 2013
Austin, Mike
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