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ID Title Author  
67084
Allie Finkle's rules for girls: moving day
Allie Finkle doesn't want to leave her pretty, pink bedroom in her lovely modern home and all her school friends to go and live a long way away in a creepy old house with a zombie in the attic. Fortunately, the rules she makes to live by, as well as being practical and very funny, also help her to make the best of things.
ISBN 9780330453752
Series Allie Finkle's rules for girls (1 of 3)
Publisher MacMillan, 2008
Cabot, Meg
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2465
Karate star
This book is a mixture of karate, Hollywood and sorting out sibling differences.
ISBN 9780091838966
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 1999
Topics / Australian Author /
Caisley, Raewyn & Curtis, Neil (ill)
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47646
Big waves, The
Sandy's beach holiday is perfect. The waves are just the right size and it's great being with her older brother, Marcus, and her Aunty Missy, both of whom are enthusiastic surfers. But, when Sandy is dumped by a big wave, it's a frightening experience and her holiday isn't quite so perfect anymore.
ISBN 9780143305729
Series Aussie nibbles (39 books)
Publisher Puffin Australia, 2012
Topics / Australian Author /
Caisley, Raewyn & Hurst, Elise (ill)
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15345
Queen's cubby, The
Elizabeth loves living high up in her block of flats. She feels like she's living in a castle where she knows all her neighbours. Then, mum and dad announce that they are going to live in the country.
ISBN 9780734406644
Publisher Thomas C Lothian Pty Ltd, 2004
Topics / Australian Author /
Caisley, Raewyn & Hurst, Elise (ill)
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38880
Joe's boat
Joe loves everything about the old house by the sea. But, most of all, he loves the little yellow boat that used to belong to Great-Uncle Alan. Joe can't wait to go fishing.
ISBN 9780143304500
Series Aussie nibbles (39 books)
Publisher Penguin Books Australia, 2010
Topics / Australian Author /
Caisley, Raewyn & Spudvilas, Anne (ill)
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829
Piano piano
Everyday at the same time, Marcolino practises the piano, just as his mother wants. Marcolino has other plans.
ISBN 9780980416534
Publisher Wilkins Farago Pty Ltd, 2008
Topics / Year 4 easy reads /
Cali, Davide
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7190
What is this thing called love
Emma would really like to know what love is. When she asks her family, they all give different answers, like sharing a piece of cake or a game of football. But what she really wants to know is it's colour, shape, taste and size.
ISBN 9780980607079
Publisher Wilkins Farago Pty Ltd, 2011
Topics / Year 4 easy reads /
Cali, Davide & Cantone, Anna Laura
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5419
Bear with the sword, The
Bear has a powerful sword, which he uses to cut down a whole forest. His home is flooded soon afterwards and he is so angry he wants to find who is responsible, with an unexpected result.
ISBN 9780980607048
Publisher Wilkins Farago Pty Ltd, 2010
Cali, Davide & Foli, Gianluca (ill)
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36878
Santa's suit
It's Christmas Eve in the North Pole and the situation is serious. Santa is getting ready to deliver all the Christmas presents but he can't find his famous, red suit.
ISBN 9780980416572
Publisher Wilkins Farago Pty Ltd, 2008
Cali, Davide & Heliot, Eric
No book cover.
1251

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Little eskimo, The
A young eskimo boy is asking the animals of the north about his future, will he become a great hunter. He asks the hare with big ears, the owl who can see from up high, and finishes with a great white moose in the middle of the great ice lake.
ISBN 9780987109958
Publisher Wilkins Farago Pty Ltd, 2013
Cali, Davide & Quarello, Maurizio A.C (ill)
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Life cycles 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 Life cycles series (8 books)
Callery, Sean
No book cover.
3806
Life cycles: Desert
Fantastic photographs and fascinating facts reveal the life cycles of ten animals that live in the desert. The life cycles link together to create three food chains that interact to create a food web.
ISBN 9780753433232
Series Life cycles series (8 books)
Publisher Kingfisher, 2012
Topics / Environment /
Callery, Sean
No book cover.
7986
Life cycles: Forest
Fantastic photographs and fascinating facts reveal the life cycles of ten animals that live in the forest. The life cycles link together to create three food chains that interact to create a food web.
ISBN 9780753433249
Series Life cycles series (8 books)
Publisher Kingfisher, 2012
Topics / Environment /
Callery, Sean
No book cover.
2391
Life cycles: Grassland
Fantastic photographs and fascinating facts about animals that live in grassland habitats. Discover which creatures are at the top and bottom of three grassland food chains, and what happens to each stage of their life cycle.
ISBN 9780753431917
Series Life cycles series (8 books)
Publisher Kingfisher, 2011
Topics / Environment /
Callery, Sean
No book cover.
21197
Life cycles: Mountain
Fantastic photographs and fascinating facts reveal the life cycles of ten animals that live in the mountains. The life cycles link together to create three food chains that interact to create a food web.
ISBN 9780753433393
Series Life cycles series (8 books)
Publisher Kingfisher, 2012
Topics / Environment /
Callery, Sean
No book cover.
11541
Life cycles: Ocean
Fantastic photographs and fascinating facts reveal the life cycles of ten animals that live in oceans. The life cycles link together to create three food chains that interact to create a food web.
ISBN 9780753431696
Series Life cycles series (8 books)
Publisher Kingfisher, 2011
Topics / Environment /
Callery, Sean
No book cover.
4370
Life cycles: Polar lands
Fantastic photographs and fascinating facts reveal the life cycles of ten animals that live in polar lands. The life cycles link together to create three food chains that interact to create a food web.
ISBN 9780753434574
Series Life cycles series (8 books)
Publisher Kingfisher, 2012
Topics / Environment /
Callery, Sean
No book cover.
11818
Life cycles: Rainforest
Fantastic photographs and fascinating facts reveal the life cycles of ten animals that live in the rainforest. The life cycles link together to create three food chains that interact to create a food web.
ISBN 9780753434604
Series Life cycles series (8 books)
Publisher Kingfisher, 2012
Topics / Environment /
Callery, Sean
No book cover.
17430
Life cycles: River
Fantastic photographs and fascinating facts reveal the life cycles of ten animals that live in rivers. The life cycles link together to create three food chains that interact to create a food web.
ISBN 9780753433409
Series Life cycles series (8 books)
Publisher Kingfisher, 2012
Topics / Environment /
Callery, Sean
No book cover.
15292
All dressed up
Gilly does not want to wear a frilly pink dress and be the flower girl at her cousin's wedding. Things just go from bad to worse, but, when your heart's in the right place and you give things your best shot, you can be a star in the most surprising ways.
ISBN 9780734407825
Publisher Thomas C Lothian Pty Ltd, 2005
Topics / Australian Author /
Campbell, Margaret & Pignataro, Anna (ill)
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82531
Stellaluna
Stellaluna falls into a bird's nest and is brought up a bird until she finds her mama again.
ISBN 9780864611246
Publisher Koala Books, 1998
Cannon, Janell
No book cover.
6526
Cockroach cup, The
Everyone is looking for a top cockroach to win the Cockroach Cup. From the moment that Cool scuttles out into torchlight, he, or she, is obviously a champion. But, Cup Day brings more than a few surprises.
ISBN 9780091831523
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 1998
Topics / Australian Author /
Caraher, Kim
No book cover.
850
Big bazoohley, The
Wearing his ""Sonic the Hedgehog"" pyjamas, Sam Kellow sleep-walks out of the hotel room where he is staying with his parents. Sam has the opportunity to win a big jackpot and save his family's finances in this hilarious, zany adventure.
ISBN 9780702228322
Publisher University of Queensland Press, 1995
Topics / Australian Author /
Carey, Peter
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86626
Important things, The
Christopher and his mother live by themselves. In a clean-up, Christopher's mother packs up his father's things and takes them to the second-hand store. Mysteriously, the things reappear in their home. A sensitive look at the different ways of coping with the loss of a parent/spouse.
ISBN 9781921042287
Publisher New Frontier Publishing, 2010
Carnavas, Peter
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2002
Last tree in the city
Edward's city is a place of concrete and cars, a world without colour. Every day, Edward takes himself to a part of the city that is different, to the last tree in the city. He is happy there until, one day, the tree is gone. Edward and his duck eventually figure out a unique way to make the city more beautiful than before.
ISBN 9781921042218
Publisher New Frontier Publishing, 2010
Carnavas, Peter
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2243
Sarah's heavy heart
Sarah knows that her heart will always be hers to carry. She just wishes it wasn't quite so heavy.
ISBN 9781921042058
Publisher New Frontier Publishing, 2009
Carnavas, Peter
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24477
Frogs
Alive with froggy facts and amazing photos, this book will take you deep into the swampy world of amphibians such as the bullfrog, with its roaring burp, and the colourful little rainforest frogs with slick, shiny skin.
ISBN 9781426303920
Series National Geographic kids level 1 and level 2 (10 books)
Publisher National Geographic Society, 2009
Carney, Elizabeth
No book cover.
45923
Mummies
Find out why these mysterious corpses were mummified and the science behind the myths. Mummies provide a fascinating window on the past of cultures worldwide. Lots of facts and captivating photos.
ISBN 9781426305290
Series National Geographic kids level 1 and level 2 (10 books)
Publisher National Geographic Society, 2009
Carney, Elizabeth
No book cover.
1558
Eddy and the demon bowler
Eddy hates playing cricket and he will do anything to get out of it. When there is a game of cricket coming up, he tries all sorts of things with hilarious results.
ISBN 9781862914513
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2001
Topics / Australian Author /
Carroll, Jane
No book cover.
41157
Crikey
Everyone in the class at Yabby Creek school is bringing a pet to meet the famous TV star zoologist, Davina Dabchick. All except Joe who doesn't have a pet. That is, until he meets Crikey.
ISBN 9781862918245
Series Mates - great Australian yarns (16 books)
Publisher Omnibus Books, 2010
Topics / Australian Author /
Carroll, Jane & Carroll, Zannah & Edser, Chris (ill)
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25789
Mr Moonlight
Something is making a weird noise under the house at night. It's not a possum or a rat. Tom can't wait to find out what it is.
ISBN 9780143305552
Series Aussie bites (84 books)
Publisher Puffin Australia, 2011
Topics / Australian Author /
Carroll, Jane & Spudvilas, Anne (ill)
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868
Billy the punk
Billy decides that he needs to look different, very different. He doesn't care that no-one much likes his spiky, coloured hair or his tatty, pinned clothes. Billy thinks he looks great.
ISBN 9780091829346
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2005
Topics / Australian Author /
Carroll, Jessica
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9602
Thunder egg thief, The
Emily, the athlete, and book-loving Nick have an amazing outback adventure. Perhaps they have heare a real perilosaurus and found a perilosaurus egg. It might be possible.
ISBN 9780864614230
Publisher Koala Books, 2002
Topics / Australian Author /
Cason, Sue & Foye, Lloyd (ill)
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12495
Hyram and B
Hyram and B, two bears in a second-hand shop, have lived on The Shelf longer than any of the other toys. They sit quietly, hoping to be bought by the right person. When Catherine buys B, he wonders if he will ever see Hyram again.
ISBN 9780733614422
Publisher Hodder Headline Australia Pty Ltd, 2003
Topics / Australian Author /
Caswell, Brian & Ottley, Matt (ill)
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27097
Dinosaur hunt
Max, the spaniel, is not just any dog. Join Max as he undertakes an expedition searching for dinosaurs. You will be amazed at what he finds.
ISBN 9780545057486
Publisher Orchard Books, 2009
Topics / Year 3 easy reads /
Catrow, David
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15813
Funny lunch
Max is not just a dog, he's a great chef. So begins the hilarious story of one of the funniest dogs you'll ever meet. Max's customers are hungry. Tummies are growling. Then, comes the biggest lunch order ever, for 100 pizzas with the lot. Max is one clever chef who has the perfect solution.
ISBN 9780545057479
Publisher Orchard Books, 2010
Topics / Year 3 easy reads /
Catrow, David
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13679
School days around the world
A look at an average school day in the lives of children from seven countries around the world, showing how they are all different and yet all the same.
ISBN 9781405319430
Publisher Dorling Kindersley, 2007
Chambers, Catherine
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53765
Cindy-Ella, an Aussie Cinderella
Aussie Cinderella who is hard-working, has a fairy godnanna and a lost thong is after Steve, the best sheep shearer in town.
ISBN 9781741690811
Series Great Australian yarns (7 books)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2008
Champion, T & Singleton, G (ill)
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43829
Planet Earth
Delve beneath Earth's surface and find out why volcanoes erupt and earthquakes shake the land. Look up into the atmosphere to identify different clouds. Explore Earth's coldest, hottest, driest and wettest places, and find out what makes our planet truly unique.
ISBN 9780753459348
Series Kingfisher young knowledge series (19 books)
Publisher Kingfisher, 2006
Chancellor, Deborah
No book cover.
2798
Maps and mapping
Different maps are introduced with explanations of how they work. Simple explanations and beautiful illustrations provide interesting information about compass points, map keys and scales, colours and contours.
ISBN 9780753457597
Series Kingfisher young knowledge series (19 books)
Publisher Kingfisher, 2004
Chancellor, Deborah
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2352
Little Blue
A young boy discovers what appears to be a little, blue girl in the woods. He plays with her all day and then takes her home to his grandmother who is surprisingly thrilled to have her returned. This beautiful picture book reveals the secret behind the little blue girl.
ISBN 9781921049989
Publisher Little Hare Books, 2008
Topics / Australian Author /
Chapman, Gaye
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16926
Mermaid fire
When Elektra's class learns how to dive down and collect magic mermaid fire, Elektra is keen to get more than everybody else. She will have to swim away from the safety of the reef, deep down to the bottom of the dark and scary sea.
ISBN 9780141318370
Series Not quite a mermaid (9 books)
Publisher Puffin UK, 2005
Chapman, Linda
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26283
Mermaid friends
Electra and her school friends are off on an overnight trip to Craggy Island. Electra is upset to discover the older mermaids are laughing because she has legs instead of a tail. The girls are even meaner when they tell Electra and her friends that the island caves, where they plan to have a midnight feast, are haunted. But, Electra shows that legs can be very useful.
ISBN 9780141320533
Series Not quite a mermaid (9 books)
Publisher Puffin UK, 2006
Chapman, Linda
No book cover.
98580
Mermaid island
Electra is a human mermaid, a mermaid with legs instead of a tail. Abandoned as a tiny baby, she was found by the merpeople of Mermaid Island who decided to adopt her. They gave her sea-powder so that she could live and breathe underwater. Elecktra is always getting into trouble, usually because she longs for excitement and adventure.
ISBN 9780141318363
Series Not quite a mermaid (9 books)
Publisher Puffin UK, 2005
Chapman, Linda
No book cover.
18030
Mermaid party
It's New Year on Mermaid Island. Electra and her dolphin friend, Splash, swim to the grotto to help decorate it for the party. But, Electra and Splash make a big mess and are sent away to behave. They discover tunnels at the back of the grotto which lead to the deep sea. All the tunnels are safely blocked up except one.
ISBN 9780141320526
Series Not quite a mermaid (9 books)
Publisher Puffin UK, 2006
Chapman, Linda
No book cover.
38018
Mermaid promise
Electra has had a great idea. It's been a year since her best dolphin friend, Splash, came to live on Mermaid Island so she's going to throw him a party. But, when Splash meets some other wild dolphins, Electra is scared that he will want to swim away with them for ever.
ISBN 9780141322322
Series Not quite a mermaid (9 books)
Publisher Puffin UK, 2008
Chapman, Linda
No book cover.
47480
Mermaid rescue
Electra is very excited. Two of the older mermaids, Keri and Marina, have asked her if she would like to go camping with them on Craggy Island. But, the adventure comes to an abrupt end when Electra's mum tells her that she's too young and she can't go.
ISBN 9780141322315
Series Not quite a mermaid (9 books)
Publisher Puffin UK, 2008
Chapman, Linda
No book cover.
48433
Mermaid surprise
Electra is excited about Gran's birthday party and knows the perfect present, a baby sea mouse. But, a scary snake has been spotted in the caves where the baby sea mice live. Only a super brave mermaid would swim out there now.
ISBN 9780141322292
Series Not quite a mermaid (9 books)
Publisher Puffin UK, 2007
Chapman, Linda
No book cover.
18040
Mermaid treasure
When Electra hears of hidden treasure in the caves near Mermaid Island, she is very excited and wants to hunt for it. On the way, she finds a rare, dwarf seahorse surrounded by stinging jellyfish, and bravely saves him. Electra doesn't know that the tiny seahorse will later lead her to safety and to a very special surprise.
ISBN 9780141320540
Series Not quite a mermaid (9 books)
Publisher Puffin UK, 2006
Chapman, Linda
No book cover.
52946
Mermaid wish
Electra really wants to explore the shipwreck near Mermaid Island. She thinks she might find objects that would help her discover things about the human world she came from. But Maris, her adopted mermaid mum, won't let her go as it's too dangerous. Electra won't let that stop her.
ISBN 9780141320557
Series Not quite a mermaid (9 books)
Publisher Puffin UK, 2006
Chapman, Linda
No book cover.
Not quite a mermaid
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 Not quite a mermaid (9 books)
Chapman, Linda
No book cover.
9513
Teacher alligator
A variety of animals with a very positive attitude to attending school are featured in this book of poetry that explores school life in verse. There are a whole host of animal characters from Mr Dragon, the Headmaster, to Miss Poodle, the French teacher.
ISBN 9780747547600
Publisher Bloomsbury, 2001
Charles, Faustin & Wojtowycz, David (ill)
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9600
Lighthouse kids, The
Ellie and Davey have lost their mother and have been sent to live with a grandfather. In his attic, they discover something of their mothers that leads to an adventure involving unscrupulous seal hunters and mysterious caves.
ISBN 9781863683463
Publisher Fremantle Press, 2003
Topics / Australian Author /
Chase, Diana
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11612
Cloud princess, The
Hidden in the castle of Rosie's great-aunt are lots of little princesses, ready to whisk her away on a magical adventure.
ISBN 9780099488392
Series Little princesses series (10 of 12)
Publisher Red Fox, 2007
Chase, Katie
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11653
Desert princess, The
Hidden in the castle of Rosie's great-aunt are lots of little princesses, ready to whisk her away on a magical adventure.
ISBN 9780099488361
Series Little princesses series (7 of 12)
Publisher Red Fox, 2007
Chase, Katie
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14448
Dream-catcher princess, The
Hidden in the castle of Rosie's great-aunt are lots of little princesses, ready to whisk her away on a magical adventure.
ISBN 9780099488354
Series Little princesses series (6 of 12)
Publisher Red Fox, 2007
Chase, Katie
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1505
Fairytale princess, The
As soon as Rosie says hello to the Princess, she is swept away to Tannelaun where she meets Princess Isabella. Isabella is very upset because her pet dragon keeps getting hiccups and accidentally burning things with his fiery breath.
ISBN 9780099488293
Series Little princesses series (2 of 12)
Publisher Red Fox, 2006
Chase, Katie
No book cover.
14735
Golden princess, The
Rosie and Princess Chayna journey into the heart of the Inca temple of the sun to try and find out the truth.
ISBN 9780099488439
Series Little princesses series (12 of 12)
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2007
Chase, Katie
No book cover.
Little princesses 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 Little princesses series (12 books)
Chase, Katie
No book cover.
14642
Lullaby princess, The
Hidden in the castle of Rosie's great-aunt are lots of little princesses, each one ready to whisk her away on a magical adventure, this time on a fantastic adventure in Hawaii.
ISBN 9780099488378
Series Little princesses series (8 of 12)
Publisher Red Fox, 2006
Chase, Katie
No book cover.
13156
Peach blossom princess, The
Rosie finds a painted fan and it has a little princess on it. And, sure enough, after saying hello, Rosie is whisked away to a beautiful garden in Japan where she meets Princess Hana.
ISBN 9780099488347
Series Little princesses series (3 of 12)
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2004
Chase, Katie
No book cover.
14387
Rain princess, The
An African adventure for the Little Princesses.
ISBN 9780099488330
Series Little princesses series (4 of 12)
Publisher Red Fox, 2006
Chase, Katie
No book cover.
14714
Sea princess, The
Join Rosie as she helps the Princess Marissa of the mer people.
ISBN 9780099488422
Series Little princesses series (11 of 12)
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2007
Chase, Katie
No book cover.
11806
Silk princess, The
Hidden in the castle of Rosie's great-aunt are lots of little princesses, ready to whisk her away on a magical adventure.
ISBN 9780099488385
Series Little princesses series (9 of 12)
Publisher Red Fox, 2007
Chase, Katie
No book cover.
11641
Snowflake princess
Hidden in the castle of Rosie's great-aunt are lots of little princesses, ready to whisk her away on a magical adventure.
ISBN 9780099488323
Series Little princesses series (5 of 12)
Publisher Red Fox, 2007
Chase, Katie
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1488
Whispering princess, The
Hidden in the castle of Rosie's great-aunt are lots of little princesses, each one ready to whisk her away on a magical adventure.
ISBN 9780099488286
Series Little princesses series (1 of 12)
Publisher Red Fox, 2006
Chase, Katie
No book cover.
9469
Killer plants and how to grow them
A fun approach to an unusual type of gardening. With attention to accuracy and detail, the book tells how plants trap their prey and how to grow carnivorous plants at home.
ISBN 9780140548013
Publisher Penguin, 1996
Cheers, Gordon
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9754
Guji-Guji
The delightful story of a very different, ugly duckling who learns to be very happy with who he is.
ISBN 9780958278706
Publisher Gecko Press, 2006
Chen, Chih-Yuan
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18521
Lord of the cranes
Beautiful retelling of a Chinese tale. Tian, Lord of the Cranes, leaves his home on the top of the mountain to check whether people are being kind to one another.
ISBN 9780735816992
Publisher North South Books, 2000
Chen, Kerstin
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112082
Seams of gold
Danny is off to the goldfields with his uncle who has sung in the Chinese Opera but now sews. Reluctantly, Danny also discovers he has a talent for sewing repairs and for creating beautiful things.
ISBN 9781876944520
Series Making tracks (8 of 17)
Publisher National Museum of Australia Press, 2007
Cheng, Christopher & Rawlins, Donna (ill)
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15154
One child
One child saw a world full of problems and thought, I know what to do. One child did all that she could. Just imagine if all the children of the world did all that they could. This book encourages children to take action to conserve the environment.
ISBN 9781863745086
Publisher Era Publications, 1999
Cheng, Christopher & Woolman, Steven (ill)
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Clarice Bean picture books
Any two books from this series may be read as Challenge books and up to five more can be read as personal choice books. Go to the online booklists for the PRC ID of the individual books in this series.
Series Clarice Bean picture books (3 books)
Child, Lauren
No book cover.
12471
Clarice Bean, that's me
Clarice Bean's mother retreats to the bathtub with candles and language tapes, her father scoots off to his big fancy office and Grandad spends all his time asleep with a cat on his head, leaving Clarice with two painful brothers and a boy-mad sister.
ISBN 9781841215839
Series Clarice Bean picture books (3 books)
Publisher Orchard Books, 2000
Child, Lauren
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18332
Hubert Horatio Bartle Bobton-Trent
A story about a likable child with rich parents who solves their problems when their money runs out.
ISBN 9780340877890
Publisher Hodder Children's Books (Australia), 2005
Child, Lauren
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2307
I want a pet
I really want a pet, an octopus or even a boa constrictor. The trouble is, my family aren't keen on any of them. So I must try and find a pet that none of them will mind.
ISBN 9780711213395
Publisher Frances Lincoln, 2000
Child, Lauren
No book cover.
12473
I will not ever never eat a tomato
Lola is a very fussy eater. She thinks that carrots are for rabbits and peas are too small and too green. Lola's older brother, Charlie, has a clever idea to get Lola to eat her vegetables.
ISBN 9781841216027
Publisher Orchard Books, 2001
Child, Lauren
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12520
My uncle is a hunkle says Clarice Bean
Mum and Dad go away and Uncle Ted comes to babysit. Soon, chaos reigns as the guinea pig escapes, Grandad disappears and Minal Cricket gets his head stuck in the railing.
ISBN 9781841216249
Series Clarice Bean picture books (3 books)
Publisher Orchard Books, 2000
Child, Lauren
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12474
That pesky rat
The brown street rat lives in a trash can in Grubby Alley, longing to be someone's pet, someone with an interest in cheese. He knows plenty of animals who are pets. When Mr. Fortesque mistakes him for a cat, life changes.
ISBN 9781841212760
Publisher Orchard Books, 2003
Child, Lauren
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40233
We honestly can look after your dog
Lola and Lotta are sure they can look after the dog of Charlie's friend, Marv. Perhaps they could, if they could just agree on how to do it.
ISBN 9780141382104
Publisher Puffin Australia, 2005
Child, Lauren
No book cover.
4766
What planet are you from Clarice Bean
When Clarice Bean learns a neighbourhood tree is about to be chopped down, she stages a joint family sit-in amongst its branches. The whole family has a spaghetti-eating protest.
ISBN 9781841211046
Series Clarice Bean picture books (3 books)
Publisher Orchard Books, 2002
Child, Lauren
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94687
Who wants to be a poodle, I don't
Trixie Twinkle Toes doesn't want a maid to plump her cushions. She doesn't want a butler to carry her over puddles. Trixie wants to roll in the mud and paddle in the puddles. Trixie may look like a prancing, poodley poodle but she just wants to be able to do the things that other dogs do.
ISBN 9780141502465
Publisher Puffin UK, 2011
Child, Lauren
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9519
Who's afraid of the big, bad book
Herb falls right into a storybook of wicked fairy tales while sleeping. Find out what happens to Herb next.
ISBN 9781840326680
Publisher Hodder & Stoughton, 1990
Child, Lauren
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3496
Princess and the pea, The
The tale of a prince, a princess, perfect politeness, pages of love and a peculiarly hard pea. A fairytale of a down-to-earth princess recreated through a mix of artwork and photography.
ISBN 9780141500140
Publisher Puffin Australia, 2005
Child, Lauren & Borland, Polly (captured by)
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18584
My home in Kakadu
Respected elder, Jane Christophesen, reveals the beauty of the changing seasons in Kakadu National Park to her granddaughter, Tarrah, as Tarrah and her family collect bush tucker, hunt and fish.
ISBN 9781875641932
Publisher Magabala Books, 2005
Christophersen, Jane & Christophersen, Christine (ill)
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18553
Convicted: the unwonderful world of kids, crims and other convict capers
This book presents Australia's convict history in a fun way for young readers. There are plenty of pictures and amazing facts to show just how tough it was to be an early Australian convict.
ISBN 9781920878603
Publisher Hardie Grant Egmont, 2006
Clark, Anna & Crowley, Kate (ill)
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76248
Alice and the airy fairy
Mary the airy fairy is coming to stay with Alice and her family. Is she a real fairy or just a free spirit.
ISBN 9781921928451
Series Little Rockets series (4 books)
Publisher New Frontier Publishing, 2013
Topics / Australian Author /
Clark, Margaret
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1266
Crackle
Earl wakes up one morning to find his hair sticking up like a toothbrush. He can't get it to stay down and he keeps on getting into trouble with everyone because of his weird appearance. Earl doesn't know what to do.
ISBN 9780141304137
Series Aussie bites (84 books)
Publisher Penguin, 1999
Clark, Margaret
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3952
Sheila the heeler
Sheila the blue heeler is the smartest dog in town, so when her master Old Ben goes missing, she turns to the Aussie Angels. They are baffled until Mike discovers some old caves and an underground river that may unravel the mystery.
ISBN 9780733612121
Publisher Hodder Headline Australia Pty Ltd, 2000
Topics / Australian Author /
Clark, Margaret
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1924
S.N.A.G.: the sensitive new-age gladiator
A delightfully funny story set in ancient Roman times when Titus was emperor. It features many farcical and well-named characters.
ISBN 9780141311685
Series Aussie bites (84 books)
Publisher Penguin, 2001
Clark, Margaret & Denton, Terry
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5728
Silent knight
A bumbling, fearful medieval knight and an affable dragon, in search of his lost puff, band together to soothe each other's troubles. Their adventures are full of gentle humour.
ISBN 9780140372380
Series Aussie bites (84 books)
Publisher Puffin Australia, 2002
Clark, Margaret & Denton, Terry (ill)
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6338
Meatball's good dog day
A humorous tale, with cartoon style line drawings, of a dog and his family during a day out at the beach.
ISBN 9780091831707
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 1998
Topics / Australian Author /
Clark, Margaret & Hayes, Phil (ill)
No book cover.
6524
Fast Grandma
Evie and Matthew's grandma isn't like other people's grandmas. Their grandma is very active and does everything fast, so fast that they have trouble keeping up with her. Then, they discover Grandma's secret.
ISBN 9780143305705
Series Aussie nibbles (39 books)
Publisher Puffin Australia, 2011
Topics / Australian Author /
Clark, Margaret & Smith, Craig (ill)
No book cover.
9381
Very best of Aesop's fables, The
Thirty selections from Aesop's classic fables presented in a way that shows the tales are entertaining in their own right, and not merely for the message that shines out from between the lines.
ISBN 9780744531497
Publisher Walker Books, 1996
Topics / Australian Author /
Clark, Margaret & Voake, Charlotte (ill)
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4448
Tiger trouble
Eric is mortified by his mother's misadventures with a ladder in the supermarket and her clumsiness during line dancing lessons. When Mum is hypnotised by a circus performer, things get much worse.
ISBN 9780141306322
Series Aussie bites (84 books)
Publisher Puffin Australia, 2000
Clark, Sherryl
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4515
Too-tight tutu, The
The trials and tribulations which lead to Merry's first ballet solo make a delightful story about believing in yourself and working for your dreams.
ISBN 9780140384451
Series Aussie bites (84 books)
Publisher Penguin, 1997
Clark, Sherryl
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29087
Littlest pirate and the hammerheads, The
Nicholas Nosh, the littlest pirate in the world, is back in another adventure. He has to rescue his family's treasure from Captain Hammerhead. But, he also has to outwit Captain Hammerhead's sharks.
ISBN 9780143301554
Series Littlest pirate series, The (2 of 4)
Publisher Penguin Books Australia, 2005
Topics / Australian Author /
Clark, Sherryl & Jellett, Tom (ill)
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15079
Littlest pirate and the treasure map, The
When Nicholas Nosh, the littlest pirate, finds a tatty, old treasure map, he is very excited. He longs to find his own treasure and Nicholas and his crew set sail for Skeleton Isle to hunt for gold.
ISBN 9780143304517
Series Littlest pirate series, The (4 of 4)
Publisher Penguin Books Australia, 2009
Topics / Australian Author /
Clark, Sherryl & Jellett, Tom (ill)
No book cover.
40920
Littlest pirate in a pickle, The
Nicholas Nosh's awful cousin, Primrose, tells him he's too short to be a real pirate. Nicholas is determined to show her what being a real pirate is all about.
ISBN 9780143302872
Series Littlest pirate series, The (3 of 4)
Publisher Penguin Books Australia, 2007
Topics / Australian Author /
Clark, Sherryl & Jellett, Tom (ill)
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Littlest pirate series, The
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 Littlest pirate series, The (4 books)
Clark, Sherryl & Jellett, Tom (ill)
No book cover.
2635
Littlest pirate, The
Nicholas Nosh, the littlest pirate in the world, isn't allowed to go to sea. When his parents board their ship and sail off to capture treasure, Nicholas is left at home with his baby sitter and some lazy pirates. But, Nicholas has other ideas.
ISBN 9780141313382
Series Littlest pirate series, The (1 of 4)
Publisher Penguin Books Australia, 2002
Topics / Australian Author /
Clark, Sherryl & Jellett, Tom (ill)
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789
Batter up
Hayley wants to know why her best friend, Spit, has suddenly dumped her. What she discovers is very strange, stranger than she could have imagined.
ISBN 9780141308470
Series Aussie bites (84 books)
Publisher Penguin, 2001
Clark, Sherryl & Stewart, Chantal (ill)
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9470
Journey to the stars
An eye-catching presentation of currently accepted understandings about the various entities which make up the universe.
ISBN 9780199105762
Publisher Oxford University Press, 2000
Clark, Stuart
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13723
Pirates
Find out about the most famous pirate of them all and many other interesting pirate facts.
ISBN 9780746074411
Series Usborne beginners series (28 books)
Publisher Usborne Publishing Ltd, 2006
Clarke, Catriona
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57812
Blast off
Adam wants to be an astronaut; it's all he ever thinks about. But, after a close encounter with Mad Marvin and his amazing space bubble, Adam changes his mind.
ISBN 9780143301851
Series Aussie nibbles (39 books)
Publisher Puffin Australia, 2006
Clarke, Margaret
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13049
Home for gnomes
The gnomes have always lived in Miss Mackie's garden. She looks after them and the gnomes work hard to keep her big garden beautiful. When Miss Mackie falls ill and has to leave her home, the gnomes promise they will care for the garden and look after each other. But, when developers come to knock the house down, the gnomes realise Miss Mackie isn't coming back.
ISBN 9780143303336
Series Aussie nibbles (39 books)
Publisher Puffin Australia, 2008
Clarke, Margaret & Gordon, Gus
No book cover.
37620
Deadly diseases and curious cures
Life as a sailor in the 1700s was not an easy life. Here you will read about the common illnesses such as scurvy, of those who sailed long distances of exploration and trade, as well as the remedies of the day. Some are still common today such as the use of honey and ginger, but thankfully our dentists and surgeons have greatly improved. For readers who are not squeamish.
ISBN 9781408126929
Series White Wolves non-fiction series (7 books)
Publisher A & C Black, 2010
Claybourne, Anna
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12774
Insects
Find out how the great diving beetle does it, the biggest insect in the world, where the louse loves to live and why African termites need a lot of spit. The reader can find all this information and more from this book.
ISBN 9781410900777
Publisher Raintree, 2003
Claybourne, Anna
No book cover.
12778
Mammals
Discover what mammals are, how they live, what they eat, why seals have fur, how dolphins send messages to each other and many more interesting facts. Excellent contents and index pages help you find all this information and more.
ISBN 9780749639488
Publisher Watts, 2000
Claybourne, Anna
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12183
Plants
With interesting photographs, this book introduces young readers to some of the weirdest plants in the world.
ISBN 9781410900791
Publisher Raintree, 2003
Claybourne, Anna
No book cover.
12941
Secret world of lizards, The
An explanation of how and why lizards behave as they do, how they communicate and reproduce, what they eat, their role on the planet and how pollution and habitat destruction may threaten their existence.
ISBN 9780739870235
Publisher Raintree, 2004
Topics / Environment /
Claybourne, Anna
No book cover.
9463
Mouse and the motorcycle, The
A reckless, young mouse, named Ralph, makes friends with a boy in room 215 of the Mountain View Inn and discovers the joys of motorcycling.
ISBN 9780380709243
Publisher HarperCollins US, 1990
Cleary, Beverly
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1261
Counting on Frank
Frank counts on everything. He is always calculating things like how many whales will fit in his house. His dad says, 'If you've got a brain, then use it', and Frank does.
ISBN 9780207173226
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, UK, 1990
Topics / Australian Author /
Clement, Rod
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44447
Feathers for Phoebe
Phoebe doesn't want to be ordinary. She wants to turn heads and be noticed. She wants to be fabulous. But, when Phoebe seeks the help of the outrageous and beautiful Zelda, her transformation leads to some unexpected results.
ISBN 9780732289195
Publisher Angus & Robertson (HarperCollins), 2010
Topics / Australian Author /
Clement, Rod
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1775
Frank in time
The hero is now looking at history - by going back in time. A day in the local museum can be quite surprising! Frank encounters mummies, dinosaurs, Isaac Newton and some very interesting hair styles.
ISBN 9780207198960
Publisher HarperCollins Australia, 1999
Topics / Australian Author /
Clement, Rod
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2448
Just another ordinary day
On an ordinary day for Amanda, but far from ordinary for the reader, the dinner table is on fire because the curry is too hot, the steps to her room are up a cliff, her pet cat is a lion and a tentacled, three-eyed girl is telling her news at school.
ISBN 9780207188398
Publisher HarperCollins Australia, 1997
Topics / Australian Author /
Clement, Rod
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18558
Louisa May Pickett: the most boring person in class
At her old school, Louisa May Pickett was voted 'The Most Interesting Person' three years in a row for her show and tell objects. But, at her new school, the kids have some very interesting items of their own to show.
ISBN 9780207200298
Publisher HarperCollins Australia, 2005
Topics / Australian Author /
Clement, Rod
No book cover.
23902
Louisa May Pickett's best show and tell ever
Louisa May Picket has only one talent, and that's for Show and Tell. But, at her new school, she can't take a trick in spite of her highly imaginative presentations. In the end, Louisa May presents just herself, with amazing results.
ISBN 9780207200281
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, UK, 2008
Clement, Rod
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2786
Mammals
A well-presented guide to mammals that gives the scientific and generic name, size and occurrence of each species. Maps show where the mammals live and there are beautiful, colour photographs of their physical appearance.
ISBN 9780751333749
Publisher Dorling Kindersley, 2002
Clutton-Brock, Juliet
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2871
Mieko and the fifth treasure
When the bomb was dropped on Nagasaki, Mieko's village was ruined and her hand was badly injured. She also lost the legendary fifth treasure, beauty in the heart. She is sent to a new school where her bravery and patience may help.
ISBN 9780947241858
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 1990
Coerr, Eleanor
No book cover.
9533
Animals scare me stiff
Tom is very scared of animals. He imagines being eaten by a dog, squeezed to death by a snake, spiders crawling up his nose and birds pecking off his ears. But, Tom has the scariest secret weapon of all.
ISBN 9780099404972
Publisher Red Fox, 2003
Topics / Australian Author /
Cole, Babette
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15122
Long live Princess Smartypants
Princess Smartypants decides it would be lovely to have a baby but, when a twist of fate delivers her just what she's been hoping for, she soon realises that babies can be an awful lot of trouble.
ISBN 9780141380339
Publisher Penguin, 2004
Topics / Australian Author /
Cole, Babette
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9547
Princess Smartypants
Princess Smartypants does not want to get married. She enjoys being a Ms but, because she's a rich and pretty princess, all the princes want to marry her. She fights to preserve her independence in this hilarious fairy tale.
ISBN 9780140566888
Publisher Penguin Books Ltd, UK, 1999
Topics / Australian Author /
Cole, Babette
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Astrosaurs series
Science fiction novels with space-going dinosaurs. Any two books from this series may be read as Challenge books; up to five more can be read as personal choice books. See Series lists for individual titles.
Series Astrosaurs series (17 books)
Cole, Steve
No book cover.
4745
Carnivore curse, The
Captain Teggs and his faithful dinosaur crew, aboard the spaceship DSS Sauropod, must save King Jerk, a peaceful carnivore king, from deadly space mumps. Teggs must survive the mysterious carnivore curse and prevent a violent war.
ISBN 9781862302563
Series Astrosaurs series (15 of 17)
Publisher Red Fox, 2009
Cole, Steve
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79928
Claws of Christmas, The
Captain Teggs and his crew of astrosaurs are on their way home for Christmas when they encounter millions of Christmas presents flying through space. Teggs and his crew are ordered to take the presents back to Santa Claus and his elfosauruses. But, all is not merry this Christmas on the North Pole star and they will have to track down whoever's determined to spoil Christmas.
ISBN 9781862302532
Series Astrosaurs series (12 of 17)
Publisher Red Fox, 2007
Cole, Steve
No book cover.
3874
Day of the dino-droids
Captain Teggs and the crew of the Sauropod hit trouble when their ship is pulled into a strange, tiny, black hole. Spat out in the DSS headquarters, they meet with their boss, Admiral Rosso, who is behaving a little oddly. When the rest of the astrosaurs begin to show signs of weirdness, Teggs decides to investigate. The clues seem to point to some kind of dino-droid.
ISBN 9780099487975
Series Astrosaurs series (7 of 17)
Publisher Red Fox, 2006
Cole, Steve
No book cover.
48829
Dreams of dread, the
Captain Teggs has a nightmare about sabre-toothed bananas and he can't believe it when he's actually attacked by them in the middle of a mission. Strange things start happening to the other astrosaurs too. The things they dream about are popping into reality to get them. Teggs and his crew must figure out what's going on.
ISBN 9781862305458
Series Astrosaurs series (16 of 17)
Publisher Red Fox, 2009
Cole, Steve
No book cover.
91040
Hatching horror, The
Captain Teggs and his crew of astrosaurs are trying to transport some very rare and precious eggs across the galaxy to a safe haven where they can hatch. But, their mission is under threat from some rather greedy, egg-eating oviraptors. When Teggs and his team arrive at their destination, they find that the planet is not quite what they were expecting. It's much larger and strangely egg-like.
ISBN 9780099472957
Series Astrosaurs series (2 of 17)
Publisher Red Fox, 2005
Cole, Steve
No book cover.
73856
Jungle horror
Teggs and the gang are shocked when all the teachers at Astrosaurs Academy suddenly disappear. Apparently, they're on an emergency conference in a safari park and have left the fearsome Commodore Kallos and her team in charge. The Daring Dinos are suspicious so they decide to sneak off to the safari park to find Colonel Gruff and the rest of the staff, and discover the truth behind their disappearance.
ISBN 9781862305595
Series Astrosaurs series (17 of 17)
Publisher Red Fox, 2009
Cole, Steve
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30112
Mind-swap menace
Captain Teggs and his crew of astrosaurs are on another mission when they almost crash into a deserted space station. It is a dinosaur prison that has been hit by a meteor and abandoned. When they Investigate, they are captured by two dastardly prisoners hiding in the wreckage. The master criminals have a body-swap machine and they want to use it on the astrosaurs.
ISBN 9780099472933
Series Astrosaurs series (4 of 17)
Publisher Red Fox, 2005
Cole, Steve
No book cover.
56894
Planet of peril, The
Captain Teggs and his crew of astrosaurs are on a mission on planet Aggadon, home to the peaceful triceratops. But, the dinosaurs are being terrorised by strange, long-necked creatures and weird itching diseases. Teggs discovers a gang of sinister monsters which aren't quite what they seem, and also some rather familiar enemies. Teggs and his team must help the triceratops to find peace again.
ISBN 9781862301870
Series Astrosaurs series (10 of 17)
Publisher Red Fox, 2007
Cole, Steve
No book cover.
5715
Revenge of the fang
Captain Teggs is no ordinary dinosaur, he's an astrosaur. On the spaceship DSS Sauropod, Teggs and his faithful crew right wrongs, fight evil and eat a lot of grass. Teggs' old friends, Blink and Dutch from Astrosaur Academy, have been dino-napped by a gang of his old enemies, the Brothers of the Fang. To save his school friends, Tegg must deliver top astrosaur secrets into their claws.
ISBN 9781862302556
Series Astrosaurs series (14 of 17)
Publisher Red Fox, 2008
Cole, Steve
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26897
Riddle of the raptors
Captain Teggs is no ordinary dinosaur, he's an astrosaur. On the spaceship, DSS Sauropod, Teggs and his faithful crew right wrongs, fight evil and eat lots of grass. In this first adventure, the astrosaurs face a fearsome enemy, a band of greedy carnivorous raptors who have kidnapped two athlete dinosaurs. The Captain must save the dinosaurs, escape from terrifying T-Rexes and save the Dinosaur Games.
ISBN 9780099472940
Series Astrosaurs series (1 of 17)
Publisher Red Fox, 2005
Cole, Steve
No book cover.
97391
Robot raiders, The
The Astrosaurs zoom through space towards Metka - an amazing new, automatic, computer-controlled and robot-filled super-city. When the city robots start disappearing, their inventor needs the help of Teggs and the gang.
ISBN 9781862305472
Series Astrosaurs series (16 of 17)
Publisher Red Fox, 2010
Cole, Steve
No book cover.
19532
Seas of doom, The
Captain Teggs and his crew have been sent to a watery planet where a very large and very scary monster has been attacking a local fish factory. When Teggs and Gipsy, one of his crew, travel down to the bottom of the sea to check out the monster, they also come under attack and end up in the company of a rather strange creature with amnesia. To survive, they must try to find their way back to the surface.
ISBN 9780099472964
Series Astrosaurs series (3 of 17)
Publisher Red Fox, 2005
Cole, Steve
No book cover.
69454
Skies of fear, The
Disaster has struck Squawk Major, the pterosaur planet. Its people have forgotten how to fly, except for a sinister stranger named Grandum who now plans to rule the world. Captain Teggs and the crew of the spaceship, DSS Sauropod, must stop him and put things right before it's too late.
ISBN 9780099487753
Series Astrosaurs series (5 of 17)
Publisher Red Fox, 2006
Cole, Steve
No book cover.
10764
Space ghosts, The
The crew of the SS Sauropod are sent on a mission to a planet where a team of diplodocus are mining for a very valuable space mineral. But, their work is being disrupted by space ghosts. The mysterious spectres keep appearing and scaring their workers off. Captain Teggs and his team begin to investigate but then strange things begin to happen to them too.
ISBN 9780099487760
Series Astrosaurs series (6 of 17)
Publisher Red Fox, 2005
Cole, Steve
No book cover.
45722
Star pirates, The
Several spaceships carrying valuable cargos go missing and Captain Teggs and his crew of astrosaurs investigate. When some treasures turn up on a carnivore world, it seems the meat-eaters are involved. To find out, Teggs swaps their spaceship for an old banger and is soon under attack from star pirates. Teggs must find out what secret goal the pirates are working towards before he has to walk the plank.
ISBN 9781862301887
Series Astrosaurs series (11 of 17)
Publisher Red Fox, 2007
Cole, Steve
No book cover.
10497
Sun-snatchers, The
Captain Teggs and his faithful crew of astrosaurs, on the spaceship DSS Sauropod, are on a mission to help the planet of the woolly rhinos, where one of their three suns has gone missing. Teggs and his team must investigate who could have swallowed such a huge ball of fire. But, soon, they discover they are dealing with a rare and enormous creature, a solarwurm, and they have to muster all their strength to sort it out.
ISBN 9781862302549
Series Astrosaurs series (13 of 17)
Publisher Red Fox, 2008
Cole, Steve
No book cover.
14614
Teeth of the T-Rex
Captain Teggs and the astrosaurs have picked up a distress call from a spaceship near the Carnivore Zone. When they investigate, all they find is a royal crown and various bits of regalia, marked with the crest of carnivores. A huge ship approaches carrying terrifying Tyrannosaurus Rexes who enter the ship. They belong to the Royal Guard and they accuse the astrosaurs of stealing the Crown Jewels of King Rex-Rex.
ISBN 9780207191398
Series Astrosaurs series (9 of 17)
Publisher Red Fox, 2007
Cole, Steve
No book cover.
28689
Terror bird trap, The
On a beautiful island, the clean living, vegetarian bactrosaurs have always lived in harmony with their sea dwelling neighbours, the shark-like predatory megalodons. But, the island is sinking and waste from the bactrosaurs is invading the megalodon world. Captain Teggs and his faithful crew of astrosaurs must help solve the riddle and stop the island from disappearing into the sea for ever.
ISBN 9780099487982
Series Astrosaurs series (8 of 17)
Publisher Red Fox, 2006
Cole, Steve
No book cover.
6847
Friends of Emily Culpepper, The
Emily is a witch of sorts. She loves talking to her friends so she miniaturises them into jars. That way she can talk to them whenever she wishes.
ISBN 9780949714459
Publisher Penguin Putnam, 1987
Coleridge, Anne
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12454
Legend of Spud Murphy, The
Grown-ups think she's the kindly, old librarian but kids know the truth. Spud Murphy is really a gas-powered, gun-toting tyrant. Now Will and his older brother, Marty, have been ordered to spend their summer vacation in Spud's library.
ISBN 9780786855018
Publisher Miramax Kids, 2004
Colfer, Eoin
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18429
Legend of Captain Crow's teeth, The
Marty is a nine year old boy and his brother, Will, likes to tell him scary stories. An imaginative and funny tale.
ISBN 9780141381305
Publisher Penguin, 2006
Colfer, Eoin & McCoy, Glenn (ill)
No book cover.
5707
Birds: questions and answers
Questions and answers about birds include information on bills and beaks, threats to birds and living with human changes to the environment. Colourful illustrations, fact boxes and captions are included.
ISBN 9780753405444
Publisher Kingfisher, 2001
Topics / Environment /
Collins, Fergus
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12427
Home run
One day, Robbie, who is always left out, gets his chance to join in and to hit a grand slam. The team is losing, so it can't hurt to let Robbie play. Robbie's difference, the reason for his rejection, is handled with subtlety.
ISBN 9780734405265
Publisher Thomas C Lothian Pty Ltd, 2003
Topics / Australian Author /
Collins, Paul & Brecon, Connah
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21014
Glasshouse, The
Clara's glasshouse world is perfect, growing perfect pumpkins in her pure and flawless home. A stranger arrives and the precious world begins to change.
ISBN 9781921665042
Publisher Ford Street Publishing, 2010
Topics / Australian Author /
Collins, Paul & Thompson, Jo (ill)
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9610
Albert Ironstain
Albert Ironstain invents a great robot, Elvis, to be his identical twin but this invention turns out to be a very mixed blessing. Elvis is inclined to misunderstand commands with hilarious results and starts to develop a will of his own.
ISBN 9780864615022
Publisher Koala Books, 2003
Topics / Australian Author /
Condon, Bill
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5551
Miss Wolf and the porkers
Tiny Miss Wolf runs the school library and does it very well, despite a few problems with lizards, rats and cockroaches. She is lucky to have the loyal help of the three Porker children, until one day Miss Wolf arrives to find something terrible.
ISBN 9780141311142
Series Aussie bites (84 books)
Publisher Penguin, 2001
Condon, Bill & Magerl, Caroline (ill)
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73789
My little world
When a little wanderer goes out walking with her gran and her brother, she doesn't see many of the things that are too tall or too fast. But, the small child can see other things, such as the tiny insects, the lizard hiding under the brush, the insect that looks like a twig and the fuzzy zigzag pencil lines, scribbled on the bark of a tree.
ISBN 9781862917903
Publisher Omnibus Books, 2011
Topics / Australian Author /
Cooke, Julia & Crosby-Fairall, Marjorie
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9464
So much
As the family gathers for a celebration, a baby boy's relatives arrive, one by one. They love him so much, they want to hug, kiss and squeeze him. Even the cousins are fighting over him. When Dad walks in, he gets a real surprise.
ISBN 9780744543964
Publisher Walker Books, 1994
Cooke, Trish & Oxenbury, Helen
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9593
Fly, Shadow, fly (the adventures of Dr Harry and Scarlet)
The children's pet duck, Shadow, loves to chase people. When the family wants to move to the city they need to find a new home for Shadow. No-one seems to want him. Dr Harry works out why Shadow does it and finds him somewhere to live.
ISBN 9781405037358
Publisher MacMillan, 2006
Topics / Australian Author /
Cooper, Dr Harry, Graham, Craig & Vane, Mitch (ill)
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18385
Magician's boy, The
The boy has to polish the wands and catch the rabbits pulled out of the magician's hat. His favourite job is working the puppets. When one goes missing, he is transported to a another land where he has an adventure with familiar characters.
ISBN 9780340911105
Publisher Hodder Children's Books (Australia), 2005
Cooper, Susan
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11991
Night creatures
Easy to read rhymes reveal information about special creatures who like the night, including skunks, owls, bats, foxes, jaguars, badgers and kangaroos. Beautiful photos and busy pages of facts.
ISBN 9780545057974
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2008
Cooper, Wade
No book cover.
76818
Rosie and Ned and the creepy cave
Rosie would love to find a red feather from one of the red-capped robins that live along Ghost Gum Creek. Ned isn't so sure that's a good idea because that's where Witchy Nell lives. Just as Rosie finds her red feather, disaster strikes and it's up to Ned to save them.
ISBN 9780143305101
Series Aussie nibbles (39 books)
Publisher Puffin Australia, 2010
Costain, Meredith & Burke, Tina (ill)
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50569
Rosie and the bunyip
Rosie can hear something howling down by Ghost Gum Creek. She thinks it could be a big, scary bunyip so Rosie decides to go bunyip hunting.
ISBN 9780143303404
Series Aussie nibbles (39 books)
Publisher Puffin Australia, 2008
Costain, Meredith & Burke, Tina (ill)
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130805
Rosie to the rescue
Rosie's passion is fire engines and every week she gets to help her neighbour check the equipment on the town's fire engine. One day, Rosie gets to play a much more important role.
ISBN 9780143302858
Series Aussie nibbles (39 books)
Publisher Puffin Australia, 2007
Costain, Meredith & Burke, Tina (ill)
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36412
Yummy
These stories are treasures of the imagination. They are lively, bold and quite unforgettable. Favourite nursery stories are retold in bold language and with brilliant vibrant pictures.
ISBN 9781406316216
Publisher Walker Books, 2009
Cousins, Lucy
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22731
Friends: Snake and Lizard
Snake is elegant, calm and a little self-centred, while Lizard is exuberant and irrepressible. Although they argue a lot, they remain the best of friends. In these daily adventures, they meet a frog without a croak, a nosy porcupine and even human beings.
ISBN 9781877467257
Publisher Gecko Press, 2009
Topics / Australian Author /
Cowley, Joy & Bishop, Gavin (ill)
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36493
Just one more
If you've ever wanted to know how to make a grumpysaurus happy or whether an ex-pirate can still drive the bus without his lucky feather, then you'll be able to answer these questions. Begin to read this book and one imaginative story just won't be enough. You'll want to read just one more.
ISBN 9781877467868
Publisher Gecko Press, 2011
Cowley, Joy & Bishop, Gavin (ill)
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23482
Snake and Lizard
Like all friends, Snake and Lizard have different ways of looking at the world. They are a lovable, foolish pair who are always arguing and embarking on unlikely enterprises.
ISBN 9780958278737
Publisher Gecko Press, 2007
Cowley, Joy & Bishop, Gavin (ill)
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9359
Red-eyed tree frog
The red-eyed tree frog found in the rainforest of Central America spends the night searching for food while also being careful not to become dinner for some other animal.
ISBN 9780590871761
Publisher Scholastic US, 2000
Cowley, Joy & Bishop, NIc (phot) & Kampen, Van (ill)
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15013
Fierce little woman and the wicked pirate, The
The fierce little woman lived in a house at the end of a jetty. She knitted socks, played bagpipes, fished and swam. Sometimes, she was lonely. One stormy day, a wicked pirate came to her house on the jetty and tap-tapped on her window.
ISBN 9781877467417
Publisher Gecko Press, 2011
Cowley, Joy & David, Sarah (ill)
No book cover.
49269

New
Fair dinkum war, The
A look at life in Australia through the eyes of a primary school boy during World War II. The excitement of seeing the American soldiers and tanks, the concept of black-outs, bomb shelters and ration coupons are explained.
ISBN 9781743310625
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2013
Cox, David
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12895
Kangaroo who couldn't stop, The
Poor little Keith has a problem. Ever since he found his hop, he just can't stop. Keith's mother takes him to see Dr Leapyear who decides to try hop-nosis. Keith may never be able to stop his hopping.
ISBN 9780734406583
Publisher Thomas C Lothian Pty Ltd, 2004
Topics / Australian Author /
Cox, Robert & Robins, Jim (ill)
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17499
King's shopping, The
The King was at his counting house, counting his money. The Queen and the maid were going about their business too. Three stories based around the nursery rhyme, 'Sing a Song of Sixpence'.
ISBN 9781844280902
Series Walker stories (11 books)
Publisher Walker Books, 2005
Crebbin, June & Johnson Cadwell, Warwick (ill)
No book cover.
12331
Fish for breakfast
In possum hat and gumboots, Rebecca collects bait for her first fishing lesson, until a short-sighted sea-eagle spies her. Suddenly, she is carried away. Brave, resourceful Rebecca must help the sea-eagle and still get home in time for breakfast.
ISBN 9781876615048
Publisher University of Western Australia Press, 2002
Cresp, Gael & Pignataro, Anna
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18534
Saw doctor, The
Life during the Depression can be tough especially when there's no money and dad's out of work but there are some things that Jo Boy can do to help.
ISBN 9781876944414
Series Making tracks (13 of 17)
Publisher National Museum of Australia Press, 2006
Topics / Australian Author /
Crew, Gary & Cox, David
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9376
Rainbow, The
A nostalgic Australian story of friendship. This is a gentle tale of a girl, her brother and his best mate, who build a boat to sail down the creek one Sunday.
ISBN 9780734401755
Publisher Thomas C Lothian Pty Ltd, 2001
Topics / Australian Author /
Crew, Gary & Rogers, Gregory
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9564
Arno the garbo
An off-the-wall picture book about Arno who lives in the middle of his family's junkyard making him unpopular, mostly because of the smell. But, when Arno brings an exciting invention to school made from recycled garbage, the situation changes.
ISBN 9780734401748
Publisher Thomas C Lothian Pty Ltd, 2001
Crew, Gary & Smith, Craig
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22907
Rosie Staples' minor magical misunderstanding
Rosie loves jokes and magic. But her next magic trick isn't a trick - it's magic for real. What could possibly go wrong. In the process Rosie learns some home truths. Some coarse language in context of humour.
ISBN 9780143304968
Series Aussie bites (84 books)
Publisher Puffin Australia, 2010
Topics / Australian Author /
Crowley, Cath & Watson, Judy (ill)
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17958
Bittangabee Tribe: an Aboriginal story from coastal New South Wales
Explores the story of a family living on the coast of south-east Australia who travel to the Australian Alps in the summer to meet with other tribes and feast on Bogong moths. At the end of the season they travel back to their home for lobster season. Includes references to Indigenous trading, Aboriginal lifestyle pre-colonisation, bush tucker, traditional language and boundary divisions and Indigenous seasons.
ISBN 9780855756987
Publisher Aboriginal Studies Press, 2009
Cruse, Beryl (et al) & Austin, Jana (ill)
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7334
Chook shed snake
Mum's on to Dad again about the state of the chook yard. It's patched with sheets of old iron, a toilet pan, a tractor wheel and an old car bonnet. It's time to fix it up. But, the trouble that Dad's in with Mum is nothing compared to the mischief that a slithery, brown snake has in mind.
ISBN 9781862918115
Series Mates - great Australian yarns (16 books)
Publisher Omnibus Books, 2009
Topics / Australian Author /
Cummings, Phil & Holfeld, Greg (ill)
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67819
Little tuatara, The
The tiny island off the coast of New Zealand where the little tuatara lives is a lonely windswept place. He makes friends with a petrel and they settle down and live in a burrow together. The petrel tells the tuatara about his ancient relatives the dinosaurs and the tuatara begins to realise how important he is.
ISBN 9781869505448
Publisher HarperCollins NZ, 2007
Cunningham, Robin
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