Booklists

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3386
Buzz off
Noor can't sleep. An annoying fly will not leave hime alone. Noor even thinks he can hear it talking. If only he knew how to get rid of flies.
ISBN 9781862918481
Series Mates - great Australian yarns (16 books)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2011
Topics / Australian Author /
Abdel-Fattah, Randa & McGuiness, Dan (ill)
No book cover.
89128
My dinosaur ABC
A great book for dinosaur enthusiasts. The descriptions and drawings of twenty six dinosaurs provide interesting facts and details. Each letter of the alphabet, clearly written in lower and upper case, corresponds with a dinosaur name, which is shown phonetically to assist pronunciation.
ISBN 9781921346927
Publisher Brolly Books, 2008
Adam, Emma & Turner, Nadia (ill)
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9511
Hello new
Voices from all over the world including English, Scottish, Caribbean, Hungarian and American, are represented in this lively poetry collection, all linked by the word 'new'.
ISBN 9781841216218
Publisher Orchard Books, 2000
Agard, John
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9478
Bravest ever bear, The
A picture book about the bravest bear, the persistent penguin, opportunistic wolf, boastful bear and sly dragon. The problem is everyone wants to tell the story their own way.
ISBN 9780744578645
Publisher Walker Books, 2001
Ahlberg, Allan
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3380
Please Mrs Butler
A funny collection of poems all about one school. The verses cover such things as playtime, the school outing, French lessons, the three Rs, nicknames, best friends and a host of other familiar topics.
ISBN 9780140314946
Publisher Penguin Books Ltd, UK, 1999
Ahlberg, Allan
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18338
Cat who got carried away, The
Gus and Gloria have a lot of running to do, Mrs Gaskitt hardly ever gets out of bed and something dreadful happens to Horace. A fast-paced family comedy.
ISBN 9781844280988
Publisher Walker Books, 2005
Ahlberg, Allan & McEwen, Katharine (ill)
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17493
Man who wore all his clothes, The
One day, Mr Gaskitt puts on all his clothes, Mrs Gaskitt picks up a robber in her taxi, Gus and Gloria have trouble with a teacher, Horace, the cat, goes to a friend's house to watch TV and the car radio gets things wrong.
ISBN 9781844281299
Publisher Walker Books, 2005
Ahlberg, Allan & McEwen, Katharine (ill)
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9358
Burglar Bill
When Burglar Bill is burgled by Burglar Betty and finds a baby in a box, he changes his wicked ways.
ISBN 9780140503012
Publisher Puffin UK, 1999
Ahlberg, Janet & Allan
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15119
Jeremiah in the dark woods
An adventure in the dark woods leads Jeremiah to meet many familiar characters from popular fairy tales.
ISBN 9780141304960
Publisher Penguin Books Ltd, UK, 1999
Ahlberg, Janet & Allan
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804

New
Starring Jules as herself
Jules is seven and has a problem. She needs a new best friend to replace Charlotte. Just as things look exciting, Jules is asked to film a mouth wash add, but it is for a flavour that makes her vomit. Will she be able to stomach the mouth wash and will she be able to fix her friendship with Charlotte or make a new best friend.
ISBN 9781743314548
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2013
Topics / Australian Author /
Ain, Beth & Higgins Keenan, Anne (ill)
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3148
No hat brigade
Grandpa John has all the answers to Lachlan's questions but, when the issue of wearing a hat arises, Grandpa has all the reasons why he does not wear a hat. This book tells you about the dangers of skin cancer.
ISBN 9781740517737
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2002
Airey, Miriam
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46375
Evangeline, the wish keeper's helper
Evangeline, the toy elephant, lies under the bed all day, waiting and waiting for something to happen. If only she could be useful somewhere. One morning, a broom sweeps her out onto the bedroom floor.
ISBN 9780670075355
Publisher Penguin Books Australia, 2011
Topics / Australian Author /
Alderson, Maggie & Fletcher, Claire (ill)
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517
Hairy story, A
Unhappy with his short hair, Ben wishes for fast-growing hair. His hair grows so quickly with such unexpected results that everyone in the neighbourhood ends up wishing for it to return to normal.
ISBN 9780732996031
Publisher Macmillan Education Australia Pty Ltd, 2005
Alexander, Goldie & Cammell, Sandra
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527
Captain Gallant
In his dreams, Guy becomes Captain Gallant, a hero with a devoted crew who have unusual powers. Answering a distress call, Gallant rushes to rescue stranded Martian children whose parents have been kidnapped.
ISBN 9780732995973
Publisher MacMillan, 2005
Alexander, Goldie & Hamill, Dion (ill)
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6598
DK guide to weather
A breathtaking collection of colour photographs and images in large format, depicting weather from the 1930s to the present.
ISBN 9780751328561
Publisher Dorling Kindersley, 2000
Allaby, Michael
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9561
Anthology for the earth
A collection of writings by people of many cultures and countries, including Sir David Attenborough, a Kapayo Indian chief and an eleven year old boy. All talk of the need to treat the earth with care to preserve it for future generations.
ISBN 9780763603014
Publisher Candlewick Press, 1998
Topics / Environment /
Allen, Judy (ed)
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11366
Black dog
Black dog and Christina live together in a little house near a forest. They have been best friends for a very long time. Then, suddenly, on a cold day in winter, everything begins to change.
ISBN 9780140543957
Publisher Puffin Australia, 1992
Topics / Australian Author /
Allen, Pamela
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62395
Toymaker and the bird, The
In a little house in a dark forest, a toymaker lives all alone. One day, a small brown bird is drawn to the magic sounds of the toymaker's violin. Together they make music so enchanting that even the trees shiver and murmur in wonder. But as the seasons change, the little bird dreams of the wide open sky.
ISBN 9780670073634
Publisher Viking Children's, 2009
Allen, Pamela
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3151
Jesse the elephant
Jesse, the elephant, must move from her temporary home in Moore Park to her permanent residence, an Indian palace, at the new Taronga Park Zoo. It is not easy moving an elephant, particularly with beautiful Sydney harbour in the way and especially before the Sydney Harbour Bridge was built. Perhaps, Ernest, the little tugboat, and his friend, Lindsay the punt ferry, can help.
ISBN 9781921638138
Series Adventures of Ernest, little tug, The (1 of 2)
Publisher Standard Publishing House, 2009
Topics / Australian Author /
Allen, Scott & Nadin, Judy (ill)
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2340
My dad's a birdman
Lizzie is a very special little girl with an extraordinary dad, and both are trying to cope with the loss of Lizzie's mum. Lizzie is growing up very fast while dad is acting very strangely. Mr Poop parades the streets encouraging dad to go in The Great Human Bird Competition; Auntie Doreen and Mr Mint try to help Lizzie in their own ways; meanwhile, Lizzie and dad make themselves beautiful.
ISBN 9781406313246
Publisher Walker Books, 2007
Almond, David & Dunbar, Polly (ill)
No book cover.
15033
Kate, the cat and the moon
Kate wakes in the night to the sound of miaowing. Rising from her bed, she finds herself gradually and magically transformed into a cat. She joins other cats to go out into the night.
ISBN 9780340773864
Publisher Hodder Children's Books (Australia), 2004
Almond, David & Lambert, Stephen (ill)
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16011
Gina the dancing queen
Gina is a giraffe who desperately wants to dance but she always gets tangled up when she tries. With plenty of determination, Gina joins the Rhythms Dance School.
ISBN 9781921136542
Publisher Windy Hollow Books, 2009
Topics / Australian Author /
Alo, Marisa
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4447
Adventures of Zack Proton and the red giant, The
Intergalactic hero, Zack Proton, and Omega Chimp risk life and limb to save the universe from the evil Big Large. Find out how banana skins come in handy.
ISBN 9781416913641
Publisher Aladdin Publishing, 2006
Anderson, Brian & Holgate, Doug (ill)
No book cover.
47819
Thumbelina
Born in a flower, tiny Thumbelina braves the enormous, dangerous world until, through her kindness and courage, she is delivered to a kingdom of people just her size.
ISBN 9780525475088
Publisher Dutton Children's Books, 2005
Anderson, Hans Christian & Ehrlich, A (retell) & Jeffers, S (ill)
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94273
In the bush
This simple text lists common animals and birds of the Australian bush, followed by the same text presented as a play.
ISBN 9780975064030
Publisher Indij Readers, 2003
Anderson, L & Blackmore, E (adapt) & Kennedy, R (ill)
No book cover.
55549
Me, all alone, at the end of the world
A peaceful natural existence is transformed by the encroaching modern society, changing the landscape and the sole occupant.
ISBN 9781406304824
Publisher Walker Books, 2007
Anderson, M T & Hawkes, Kevin (ill)
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9423
Camille and the sunflowers
Camille, the son of the local postman, meets the yellow man, a painter called Vincent. This book is based on the life of Vincent van Gogh and includes several reproductions of Van Gogh's work.
ISBN 9780711210509
Publisher Frances Lincoln, 2001
Anholt, Laurence
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Urgency emergency
Humorous series for 3-4. Any two books from this series may be read as Challenge books; up to five more can be read as personal choice books. Go to the Series lists for individual book titles.
Series Urgency emergency (6 books)
Archer, Dosh
No book cover.
63617
Urgency emergency: choking wolf
A wolf has something stuck in its throat, a little girl in a red coat can't find her grandma and Nurse Percy is run off his feet in this hilarious medical drama.
ISBN 9780747597643
Series Urgency emergency (6 books)
Publisher Bloomsbury, 2009
Topics / Year 3 easy reads /
Archer, Dosh
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45919
Urgency emergency: injured spider
Miss Muffet finds a badly injured spider lying in a puddle of water, just beneath a waterspout. Nurse Percy and Doctor Glenda come to the rescue as they hold the spider's hands, all eight of them, and gently look after the cut. But, someone needs to look after Incy Wincy for the night because Miss Muffet is scared of spiders.
ISBN 9780747597650
Series Urgency emergency (6 books)
Publisher Bloomsbury, 2009
Topics / Year 3 easy reads /
Archer, Dosh
No book cover.
29349
Urgency emergency: little elephant's blocked trunk
An elephant has been playing with his toys and putting all of them away in the wrong place. Soon, his mother notices that something is not quite right with her little one's trunk.
ISBN 9780747597612
Series Urgency emergency (6 books)
Publisher Bloomsbury, 2009
Topics / Year 3 easy reads /
Archer, Dosh
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44061
Urgency emergency: melting snowman
It was a quiet morning at City Hospital. Doctor Glenda and Nurse Percy were drinking a cup of tea when they heard that a snowman was in need of urgent help. He was just standing in the garden when his buttons started to fall off.
ISBN 9780747597629
Series Urgency emergency (6 books)
Publisher Bloomsbury, 2009
Topics / Year 3 easy reads /
Archer, Dosh
No book cover.
48835
Urgency emergency: Mrs Rabbit's bunnies
Mrs Rabbit is due to have her bunnies, lots of them, and she needs help. On her way to the hospital, Mrs Rabbit is knocked over by a little bear on a bike. The Pengamedics summon Doctor Glenda and Nurse Percy to assist.
ISBN 9780747597636
Series Urgency emergency (6 books)
Publisher Bloomsbury, 2009
Topics / Year 3 easy reads /
Archer, Dosh
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24343
Urgency emergency: trapped beetle
When Doctor Glenda realises that the elephant is not the only one hearing things, she sets out to save a trapped beetle from a terrible fate.
ISBN 9780747597605
Series Urgency emergency (6 books)
Publisher Bloomsbury, 2009
Topics / Year 3 easy reads /
Archer, Dosh
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65227
Andy Roid and the avalanche of evil
Judd's on a rescue mission, and he's brought Andy along as his weapon of choice. Can Andy help Judd and bring down the forces of evil and still stay true to what he believes in. The pressure's on and the stakes have never been higher.
ISBN 9780143307419
Series Andy Roid series (10 books)
Publisher Puffin Australia, 2013
Topics / Australian Author /
Arena, Felice
No book cover.
1378
Andy Roid and the Camp Howl crusades
When you're half boy, half machine, it's hard not to be a hero. Andy is starting to enjoy his new life but he might not be the only one who's hiding a secret. Andy's parents think the safest place for him is school camp. They couldn't be more wrong.
ISBN 9780143306054
Series Andy Roid series (10 books)
Publisher Puffin Australia, 2012
Topics / Australian Author /
Arena, Felice
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16870
Andy Roid and the field trip terror
Andy's trying to live an ordinary life, despite his extraordinary powers. But, when a field trip goes terribly wrong, Andy has to decide whether to save the day and risk blowing his cover. With the evil Dr Baffi on his trail, it could be the last decision he'll ever make.
ISBN 9780143306047
Series Andy Roid series (10 books)
Publisher Puffin Australia, 2012
Topics / Australian Author /
Arena, Felice
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25163
Andy Roid and the heroes of the night
Andy and Judd are on a mission but it's possible that Andy's awesome powers won't be enough. Someone who Andy cares may lose their life to protect him. It's the toughest night of Andy's life and he'll have to summon all his courage to outwit a merciless enemy.
ISBN 9780143306061
Series Andy Roid series (10 books)
Publisher Puffin Australia, 2012
Topics / Australian Author /
Arena, Felice
No book cover.
58490
Andy Roid and the missing agent
Andy and Judd have blown their cover - so when Judd goes missing, can Andy risk going after him. With the police, the Agency and the evil Blaireau Corporation looking for him, this time it's Andy versus the world.
ISBN 9780143307402
Series Andy Roid series (10 books)
Publisher Puffin Australia, 2013
Arena, Felice
No book cover.
2405
Andy Roid and the sinister showdown
Andy must take the fight to the enemy and win to save the people who mean the most to him. This time, there's nowhere left to turn and everything is on the line.
ISBN 9780143306085
Series Andy Roid series (10 books)
Publisher Puffin Australia, 2012
Topics / Australian Author /
Arena, Felice
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25780
Andy Roid and the superhuman secret
When you're half boy, half machine, it's hard not to be a hero. Andy's just a regular kid with a normal, everyday life. Or is he? Why is? And who are his parents really? He's about to find out who his parents are and why a sinister scientist is out to kidnap him. These superhuman secrets will change everything.
ISBN 9780143306030
Series Andy Roid series (10 books)
Publisher Puffin Australia, 2012
Topics / Australian Author /
Arena, Felice
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2315
Andy Roid and the tracks of death
Andy and Judd are undercover in Switzerland. Their mission is to find the headquarters of the evil Blaireau Corporation, but why is Judd so freaked out. One thing's for sure, Andy's upgraded powers and hardware are certainly going to get a workout.
ISBN 9780143307389
Series Andy Roid series (10 books)
Publisher Puffin Australia, 2013
Topics / Australian Author /
Arena, Felice
No book cover.
6894
Andy Roid and the turbine runaways
For the first time Andy is on his own and having the time of his life. But, Andy may be putting other lives in jeopardy because, when you're a superhero, a simple mistake can have terrible consequences.
ISBN 9780143306078
Series Andy Roid series (10 books)
Publisher Puffin Australia, 2012
Topics / Australian Author /
Arena, Felice
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Andy Roid 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 Andy Roid series (10 books)
Arena, Felice
No book cover.
10830
Hey cat
Mouse is sure that cat supports his daring and creative lifestyle. But all is not what it seems. A rollicking cat-and-mouse story with a twist or two in the tale.
ISBN 9780670071753
Publisher Penguin, 2008
Topics / Australian Author /
Arena, Felice
No book cover.
Stick dudes
Meet the Stick Dudes - Ben, Marty, Johnno and Tubs are the best of mates. Any two books from this series may be read as Challenge books; up to five more can be read as personal choice books. Go to the Series lists for individual book titles.
Series Stick dudes (3 books)
Arena, Felice
No book cover.
24044
Stick dudes: champions of the world
Soccer World Cup fever is affecting everyone at school, including the Stick Dudes. They dream of meeting a soccer hero but their schoolyard enemy, Meeval the Evil, and his friends might ruin their hopes.
ISBN 9781741696936
Series Stick dudes (3 of 3)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2010
Topics / Australian Author /
Arena, Felice
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21787
Stick dudes: the secret four-ce
More adventures of the Stick Dudes at school. This time there is a thief amongst them so Ben and his friends form a spy team in order to discover the culprit and experience a few adventures along the way.
ISBN 9781741695502
Series Stick dudes (2 of 3)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2010
Topics / Australian Author /
Arena, Felice
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4096
Stick dudes: water fight frenzy
Ben and his mates have been frustrated by the un-summer weather in the holidays. When the first hot day arrives, they are determined to make the most of it and have many adventures. Hurdles include scary girls, pirates, disappearing shorts and mysterious brown logs.
ISBN 9781741694413
Series Stick dudes (3 books)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2009
Topics / Australian Author /
Arena, Felice
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18530
India the showstopper
India is the star of the circus until Oswaldo the Magnificent comes in to change the style of the show. She falls from grace and becomes very naughty but learns the value of friends.
ISBN 9781865085968
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2005
Argent, Kerry
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21193
Penguins
Meet every kind of penguin up close. Watch them walk, talk and make friends, share meals, and raise fluffy chicks. Journey to Antarctica and find out how penguins there survive natural and man-made dangers in their icy home.
ISBN 9781407131528
Publisher Scholastic US, 2012
Arlon, Penelope & Gordon-Harris, Tory
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9453
Police officer
Explores the role of police officers in our community. Bright, photographic illustrations show one officer completing a range of work tasks that are typical of the officer's responsibilities.
ISBN 9781863918497
Publisher Heinemann, 1997
Artis, Lara
No book cover.
15630
Egg is quiet, An
A beautifully illustrated, sophisticated and fascinating look at all sorts of eggs. American spelling and imperial measurement do not detract from the attractiveness of language, ideas and pictures.
ISBN 9780811844284
Publisher Chronicle Books, 2006
Aston, Dianna & Long, Sylvia
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6031
Pumpkin eater from Pondicherry, The
One night, a young boy encounters a nasty looking creature which is determined to consume grandad's vegie patch. Our hero tricks the creature into eating a habanera chilli with hilariously effective results.
ISBN 9780734410238
Publisher Lothian Books, 2008
Atherton, Bruce & Redlich, Ben (ill)
No book cover.
13647
Water everywhere
With the help of photographs and diagrams, a fresh look at water's journey around our planet is presented, from rain to rivers to the kitchen sink.
ISBN 9781405319423
Publisher Dorling Kindersley, 2007
Atkins, Jill
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18344
Rude Ramsay and the roaring radishes
Rude Ramsey lives in a ramshackle house and longs for something better. Ramsay and Ralph, the red-nosed rat, decide to leave. Students will enjoy their rumpus with food, using the letter R, and want to make up some verses of their own.
ISBN 9780747572923
Publisher Bloomsbury, 2005
Atwood, Margaret & Petricic, Dusan (ill)
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16096
Old Tucker Man
For many thousands of years, Kirrae Whurron men prided themselves on being able to hunt and provide game food for their families and communities. When the land was taken from them, their food source was replaced by European farming animals.
ISBN 9780975770856
Publisher One Day Hill Pty Ltd, 2007
Austin, Debbie
No book cover.
1799

New
Nelly gang, The
Fun, dastardly plans, at least one villain and a pet goat entertain amid the danger. Can Nelly rescue her father from the clutches of Captain Sunbeam. Will the children escape each of several close shaves with their lives. And who will get the gold.
ISBN 9781921977916
Publisher Walker Books, 2013
Axelsen, Stephen
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18413
Very messy inspection, The
Following the mysterious disappearance of his parents years before, Young Piccolo Grande lives alone in his fine, old family home. But, one fateful afternoon, his neat and ordered life is turned upside down and inside out.
ISBN 9780759320772
Series Piccolo & Annabelle (1 books)
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2004
Topics / Australian Author /
Axelsen, Stephen
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15392
Nigel
Nigel lives in Hyde Park, London and is about to become king, or so Her Divine Highness Queen Bethunia of Hyde has decided, despite his youth and his out-of-control imagination.
ISBN 9782843236143
Publisher Assouline Publishing, 2004
Axelsson, Carina
No book cover.