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7350
ABC book of lullabies, The
An enchanting collection of lullabies, chosen and illustrated by well-known Australian artists. They use collage, pen and ink, gouache, chalk, charcoal, pencil and watercolour to present a varied, visual experience of the lullabies.
ISBN 9780733323621
Publisher ABC Books, 2008
Various
No book cover.
6010
ABC of Australian animals
Organised alphabetically, the beautiful, full page photographs and short but excellent texts in this book provide a wealth of information about Australian animals.
ISBN 9781876288068
Publisher Working Title Press, 2000
Topics / Australian Author /
Morcombe, Irene
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9499
ABC of Australian birds
Organised alphabetically, the beautiful, full page photographs and short but excellent texts in this book provide a wealth of information about Australian birds.
ISBN 9781876288129
Publisher Working Title Press, 2000
Topics / Australian Author /
Morcombe, Irene
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9520
Abel's moon
Abel Grable's work takes him into remote jungles with only the moon to guide the way. His children love to hear about his moonlit adventures when he's back home. When he's away, the children use his desk as a moon machine for their own adventures.
ISBN 9780099265351
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2002
Hughes, Shirley
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9454
Aboriginal peoples of Australia
Indigenous and non-indigenous writers work in collaboration with indigenous people to present a vast amount of information about the Aboriginal peoples of Australia. Provides information on each author.
ISBN 9789812320650
Publisher Times Editions, 2000
Bartlett, Anne
No book cover.
15202
About this little devil and this little fella
This greedy little fella just can't stop eating honey and won't go home with his mother. The grumpy little devil is nearby chopping wood to make a fire to cook his dinner. But first, he has to catch it.
ISBN 9781875641420
Publisher Magabala Books, 1999
Barunga, Albert & Mueche, Stephen & Dowling, Julie (ill)
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11338
Accidental princess, The
Matilda's sister, Iris, has a precious possession, an old penny passed on to her by Great Grandfather Parnell. After a fight, Matilda hides the penny in a lilac hedge in the garden. When she goes to retrieve it, the penny is gone. Two sets of glittering emerald eyes are watching Matilda and when she reaches further into the hedge, she sets off a tale of the penny that is more than it seems.
ISBN 9780670074969
Publisher Penguin Books Australia, 2011
Topics / Australian Author /
Storer, Jen & Masciullo, Lucia (ill)
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1687
Accidentally on purpose
When Daisy tipped sprinkles on Gabby's ice-cream cake and some went in mum's boots, it might have been an accident. There are lots of naughty things that Gabby might do accidentally or maybe even on purpose.
ISBN 9781862305311
Series Daisy series (11 of 15)
Publisher Red Fox, 2008
Topics / Year 4 easy reads /
Gray, Kes & Sharratt, Nick (ill)
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18538
Across the dark sea
Trung and his father are separated from his mother and sister while escaping from Vietnam to Australia. The story traces their dangerous journey and the difficulties they face as refugees assimilating into Australian society. While they want desperately to be reunited, they did not want Trung's mother and sister to travel to Australia on a leaky boat.
ISBN 9781876944452
Series Making tracks (1 of 17)
Publisher National Museum of Australia Press, 2006
Orr, Wendy
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552
Advance Australia fair
Classic Australian artworks add depth to the words of Advance Australia Fair. The first two verses are beautifully presented.
ISBN 9780207185991
Publisher HarperCollins Australia, 2002
Topics / Australian Author /
McCormick, Peter Dodds (comp)
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24410
Adventures of a late-night swearer, The
Speedy Simpson is the absolute best at everything. But, Bebe La Mouche has a special talent with words that is going to take some beating. When Speedy stumbles upon a secret word, he is sure it will impress Bebe and his classmates. But, he soon discovers that there is more than one way to be the best.
ISBN 9780702236525
Publisher University of Queensland Press, 2008
Topics / Australian Author /
Hilton, Nette & Jellet, Tom (ill)
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8922
Adventures of Pete paddock-basher, The
Once Pete was a brand new car with flash tyres, sparkling chrome and more shine than the sun. Now he is a worn-out old farm car, a paddock-basher. Life on the farm can still be fun, but Pete dreams of greater things.
ISBN 9781876289263
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 1999
Topics / Australian Author /
Heffernan, John
No book cover.
Adventures of Riley series
Riley has lots of adventures that involve saving animals. 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 Adventures of Riley series (7 books)
Lumry, Amanda & Hurwitz, Laura (ill)
No book cover.
14101
Adventures of Riley: dolphins in danger
Riley travels to the South Pacific island of Moorea with his Uncle Max, Aunt Martha and Cousin Alice. Their mission is to study spinner dolphins and enjoy swimming, having surfing lessons and close encounters with humpback whales. When several dolphins become trapped in a local lagoon, Riley may not realise that he holds the key to their survival.
ISBN 9780545068406
Series Adventures of Riley series (7 books)
Publisher Scholastic US, 2010
Lumry, Amanda & Hurwitz, Laura (ill)
No book cover.
2934
Adventures of Riley: outback odyssey
Riley, his cousin Alice, Aunt Martha and Uncle Max visit the Australian outback to research the local koala population, suffering due to drought, bushfires and farming in its natural habitat. While staying at a working sheep station, they see lots of native animals and Riley saves the sheep from a wild dingo. Scientists appearing in small portraits provide factual information about koalas and their habitat.
ISBN 9780545068451
Series Adventures of Riley series (7 books)
Publisher Scholastic US, 2009
Lumry, Amanda & Hurwitz, Laura (ill)
No book cover.
2844
Adventures of Riley: project panda
Riley, who is nine, receives a call for help from his Uncle Max a globe-trotting, research scientist. This time they must find a missing panda in the Jiuzhaigou Valley, twelve hundred kilometres west of Beijing, China. Scientists appearing in small portraits provide factual information about pandas and their habitat.
ISBN 9780545068284
Series Adventures of Riley series (7 books)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2008
Lumry, Amanda & Hurwitz, Laura (ill)
No book cover.
14291
Adventures of Riley: riddle of the reef
Journey to Australia's Great Barrier Reef with Riley and his family as they see what's up down under. Large areas of the coral reef are dying and they need to find out why. Joined by Wyland, world-renowned marine artist and conservationist, the crew faces giant starfish, great white sharks and even poachers in their search for answers.
ISBN 9780545068475
Series Adventures of Riley series (7 books)
Publisher Scholastic US, 2009
Topics / Environment /
Lumry, Amanda & Hurwitz, Laura (ill)
No book cover.
2891
Adventures of Riley: safari in South Africa
Riley embarks on an expedition with his aunt, his cousin and his Uncle Max to track animals in South Africa. Scientists appearing in small portraits provide factual information about animals native to South Africa and their habitat.
ISBN 9780545068260
Series Adventures of Riley series (7 books)
Publisher Scholastic US, 2009
Lumry, Amanda & Hurwitz, Laura (ill)
No book cover.
25258
Adventures of Riley: South Pole penguins
Riley joins Uncle Max on a voyage to the South Pole to find out if the penguins of Antarctica are getting their fill of krill, or whether climate change has reshaped the food web. Home to whales, seals, penguins and most of the world's ice, Antarctica is the coldest place on Earth. Riley learns valuable lessons about survival and cooperation.
ISBN 9780545068369
Series Adventures of Riley series (7 books)
Publisher Scholastic US, 2009
Topics / Environment /
Lumry, Amanda & Hurwitz, Laura (ill)
No book cover.
1181
Adventures of Riley: tigers in Terai
Riley journeys to the Terai Arc region of India and Nepal in search of the elusive Bengal tiger. Riley's research leads to exciting encounters with some weird and wild animals, such as an Asian rhino and a king cobra, and a better understanding of the local culture.
ISBN 9780545068420
Series Adventures of Riley series (7 books)
Publisher Scholastic US, 2009
Lumry, Amanda & Hurwitz, Laura (ill)
No book cover.
124302
Adventures of the muddle-headed wombat, The
The first adventure of the muddle-headed wombat and his further adventures at school, on holiday and in the tree-tops with his friends, a tiny, practical mouse and a vain, neurotic, tabby cat, combined in one book.
ISBN 9780207167416
Series Muddle-headed wombat series (12 of 14)
Publisher Angus & Robertson (HarperCollins), 1990
Topics / Australian Author /
Park, Ruth & Young, Noela (ill)
No book cover.
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.
15201
Aesop's fables
Some of Aesop's best-loved stories are retold simply in this easy-to-read, language-rich and delightfully illustrated book. The hare, tortoise, crow, ant, dove, fox, stork, mouse, dog and lion, all have lessons to teach us.
ISBN 9780746054086
Publisher Usborne Publishing Ltd, 2003
Watson, Carol (reteller)
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49311
Against the odds
Kiki's father is a doctor who travels to faraway war zones. She always worries about him and, to calm her, Kiki's mother explains her father's likelihood of return in terms of odds. When her father goes missing, Kiki decides she has to try and improve the odds of her father coming home, the only way she can.
ISBN 9781742375083
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2011
Hof, Marjolijn & Prins, Johanna H (trans)
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9411
Alan the alien
A boy arrives on Clark's doorstep and says he is an exchange student but there is something not quite right. Alan Alyian is weird and he's full of surprises.
ISBN 9780864614179
Publisher Koala Books, 2002
Topics / Australian Author /
Hall, Penny
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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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14937
Alby and the cat
Alby has just completed his training as a guide dog and arrives at his new owner's house. However, the neighbour's cat isn't nearly as enthusiastic about Alby's arrival.
ISBN 9781741786354
Publisher Five Mile Press Pty Ltd, 2008
Topics / Australian Author /
Davidson, Leanne & Dale, Rae (ill)
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41035
Alby and the cat: show business
Alby the guide dog is getting used to the cat next door. It saved his life, after all and Alby is almost fond of it. Then, suddenly, the cat disappears. Days pass and Alby is worried. It's not until Jim, his blind master, takes Alby to the Morvale Show that all becomes clear.
ISBN 9780980724110
Publisher LJD Books, 2010
Topics / Australian Author /
Davidson, Leanne & Dingwall, Kim (ill)
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13019
Alex, the walking accident
Alex's parents ask him to keep out of trouble for just one day. Alex tries, he even thinks the sideways skateboard will help him to do so.
ISBN 9780340911112
Series Books for boys series (7 of 10)
Publisher Hodder Children's Books (UK), 2006
Whybrow, Ian & Ross, Tony (ill)
No book cover.
580
Alexander and the terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day
Alexander woke up with chewing gum in his hair. When he got out of bed, he tripped on his skateboard and then dropped his jumper in the sink while the water was running. He knew it was going to be a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day.
ISBN 9780207153174
Publisher HarperCollins Australia, 1986
Viorst, Judith & Cruz, Ray (ill)
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12725
Alexander who used to be rich last Sunday
Alexander's grandparents give him a dollar. He contemplates his new found wealth and how he will spend it.
ISBN 9780689711992
Publisher Aladdin Publishing, 2005
Topics / K-2 Numeracy /
Viorst, Judith & Cruz, Ray (ill)
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15062
Alfie wins a prize
With all the nostalgia of a country fair, Alfie comes up with a winning painting and helps the losers to cope with their disappointment.
ISBN 9780370328249
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2004
Hughes, Shirley
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71921

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Alfie's search for destiny
Confused about his destiny, Alfie sets off across the country to ask the animals for their advice, before returning home to discover the answer.
ISBN 9781922142115
Publisher Magabala Books, 2013
Topics / Australian Author /
Hardy, David
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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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92809
Alice-Miranda at school
At the age of seven and one quarter, Alice-Miranda Highton-Smith-Kennington-Jones cheerfully waves goodbye to her weeping parents and takes her place at the Winchesterfield-Downsfordvale Academy for Proper Young Ladies. Alice-Miranda's optimism must overcome quite a few obstacles.
ISBN 9781741664515
Series Alice-Miranda series (1 of 9)
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2010
Topics / Australian Author /
Harvey, Jacqueline
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45235
Alice-Miranda at sea
Alice-Miranda is set for a luxurious cruise aboard the royal yacht Octavia, where Aunty Gee is hosting the wedding of Aunt Charlotte and Lawrence Ridley. Even Ambrosia Headlington-Bear has come along, much to her daughter Jacinta's surprise. Wild weather and rumours of a jewel thief throw the travellers into turmoil, but something else is giving Alice-Miranda one of her strange feelings.
ISBN 9781864718485
Series Alice-Miranda series (4 of 9)
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2011
Topics / Australian Author /
Harvey, Jacqueline
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494
Alice-Miranda in Japan
Alice-Miranda is in Japan and gets embroiled in an elaborate missing persons hunt when she is given a gift from her father that confuses the would-be trackers. Things come to a head when the tourists get an invitation to attend dinner at the Royal Palace in Tokyo, and the plans of a jealous sister begin to unravel, with startling consequences.
ISBN 9781742757599
Series Alice-Miranda series (9 books)
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2014
Harvey, Jacqueline
No book cover.
17221
Alice-Miranda in New York
New York is a blur of skyscrapers, hot dog carts and chats with zoo animals. Alice-Miranda is worried about her father and her friend Lucinda is shy about inviting Alice Mirand to her house. While solving these riddles, she still wants to search the amazing city.
ISBN 9781742751146
Series Alice-Miranda series (5 of 9)
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2012
Topics / Australian Author /
Harvey, Jacqueline
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46121
Alice-Miranda in Paris
Alica-Miranda and school friends are in Paris for fashion week, where some expensive fabric has been stolen from France's best known designer, showing a darker side to the glitz and glamour of Paris.
ISBN 9781742752884
Series Alice-Miranda series (7 of 9)
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2013
Topics / Australian Author /
Harvey, Jacqueline
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33356
Alice-Miranda on holiday
Alice-Miranda Highton-Smith-Kennington-Jones on holidays from the Winchesterfield-Downsfordvale Academy for Proper Ladies with new friend, Jacinta Headlington-Bear, has lots of smashing times. There's horse-riding, cake to eat, meeting old friends and new, plus solving a heinous crime.
ISBN 9781864719840
Series Alice-Miranda series (2 of 9)
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2010
Topics / Australian Author /
Harvey, Jacqueline
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Alice-Miranda 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 Alice-Miranda series (9 books)
Harvey, Jacqueline
No book cover.
1949
Alice-Miranda shines bright
The sixth grade girls are preparing for a change to high school. Jacinta is being particularly grumpy and even with the most persistent questioning, no one quite knows why. When Myrtle Parker's husband awakes from his coma and disappears, Alice-Miranda puts on her detective hat. She's determined to find Reginald Parker, deter the politician and uncover exactly why Jacinta is playing up.
ISBN 9781742752907
Series Alice-Miranda series (9 books)
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2013
Topics / Australian Author /
Harvey, Jacqueline
No book cover.
36550
Alice-Miranda Shows the Way
Alice-Miranda has a birthday to celebrate and a village show to look forward to. Things quickly go from bad to worse when Alice-Miranda's beloved Bony is horsenapped. Can Alice-Miranda uncover the culprit and get her horse back in time for Rockstar to compete in the race?
ISBN 9781742751177
Series Alice-Miranda series (6 of 9)
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2012
Topics / Australian Author /
Harvey, Jacqueline
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90454
Alice-Miranda takes the lead
Alice-Miranda is thrilled to be back at school, where the girls are preparing a play with the neighbouring boys' school. But, it's not all glitter and stage lights. There are rumours of a witch in the woods and Jacinta and Millie are clashing with a rude new student and her pushy mother.
ISBN 9781864718492
Series Alice-Miranda series (3 of 9)
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2011
Topics / Australian Author /
Harvey, Jacqueline
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1669
Aliens are coming, The
They come from planets near and far, some big, some small, some quite bizarre. Moving at the speed of light and looking for a fight, the aliens are coming to Earth to conquer the human race.
ISBN 9781406306453
Publisher Walker Books, 2008
McNaughton, Colin
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12849
Aliens stole my dog
David needs to find out why the aliens want his help and who else they have kidnapped.
ISBN 9780340918012
Series Books for boys series (5 of 10)
Publisher Hodder Children's Books (UK), 2006
Whybrow, Ian & Ross, Tony (ill)
No book cover.
9515
All aboard the toy train
Poetry, playfully illustrated by Ian Cunliffe, that explores the joys and disappointments of toys - what children want as gifts, what they receive, what they grow tired of and what they break.
ISBN 9780750233170
Publisher Hodder & Stoughton, 2001
Bradman, Tony (comp) & Cunliffe, Ian (ill)
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15654
All because of a cup of coffee
Geronimo Stilton meets a beautiful rodent over coffee and discovers how to prove himself to his darling ratlette after visiting the eight wonders of the world.
ISBN 9781417634910
Series Geronimo Stilton series (10 of 56)
Publisher Scholastic US, 2004
Stilton, Geronimo
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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9893
All pigs are beautiful
If you like pigs, you will love this story book about how pigs live and how you can keep them as pets.
ISBN 9781406311952
Series Nature storybooks series (2 of 16)
Publisher Walker Books, 2007
Topics / Year 4 easy reads /
King-Smith, Dick & Jeram, Anita (ill)
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22436
All set for the big wet
The ants come scurrying one by one. Quickly, they're followed by swooping barn owls, trundling wombats, jumping kangaroos, striding brolgas and other favourite Australian animals, all in their race to get to the ark before the flood.
ISBN 9780734411969
Publisher Hachette Children's Books, 2011
Topics / Australian Author /
Foot, Mandy
No book cover.
20811
All the way to WA
Uncle Kev is lost. He's looking for the rare Bearded Night Parrot and we're trying to find him. Join us on a trip across the Nullabor and all over Western Australia.
ISBN 9781741758856
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2011
Topics / Australian Author /
Harvey, Roland
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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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19242
Alone in the night
Jasmine is thrilled when she gets to catsit for her neighbours while they're away on holiday for Christmas. She adores looking after the beautiful Star and only wishes she could keep her forever. Star loves playing with Jasmine and soon the pair are inseparable. But, what Jasmine doesn't know is that Star has a secret.
ISBN 9781847150943
Series Kittens & puppies (Holly Webb) (8 books)
Publisher Stripes, 2009
Webb, Holly & Williams, Sophy (ill)
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35489
Alpha quest
Join the Alpha quest, a journey in search of treasure. Everyone is desperate to find the riches - Eagle and Emu, the Goldfish in Gliders, the Knight, the Pirate Pig, even the Violent Viking. But, only you can find the hidden pieces of the key to unlock the treasure.
ISBN 9781741690590
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2007
Topics / Australian Author /
Whatley, Bruce & Smith, Rosie (ill)
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15131
Amazing Australian mammals
One of the Amazing Australian series. An information book with interesting, simply presented facts and detailed photos of various Australian mammals. Maps, fact files and a glossary of words enhance the text.
ISBN 9781740701358
Publisher Heinemann, 2004
Topics / Australian Author /
Silkstone, Barry
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21519
Amazing Fleadini, The
The Flea Circus is the best show that Matt has ever seen. He is really excited when the circus superstar, the Amazing Fleadini, wants to stay at his place. But, his guest isn't quite the fun that Matt expects him to be.
ISBN 9780143305866
Series Aussie nibbles (39 books)
Publisher Puffin Australia, 2011
Topics / Australian Author /
Miesen, Christina
No book cover.
17151
Amazing Matilda Mudpuddle, The
Matilda Mudpuddle discovers she has exciting new powers. The beans from Tibet allow her to fly through the air.
ISBN 9781921042003
Series Matilda Mudpuddle series (1 of 5)
Publisher New Frontier Publishing, 2005
Topics / Australian Author /
Winch, Gordon & Texidor, Dee (ill)
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9508
Ambulance officers
An exploration of the role of ambulance officers in our community. Bright, photographic illustrations and simple clear text show the ambulance officer performing a range of typical work tasks.
ISBN 9781863916424
Publisher Harcourt Education Australia, 1999
Warbrick, Sarah
No book cover.
15213
Amphibians
Simple factual information about amphibians. The book includes beautifully presented photographs and illustrations, a glossary and an index.
ISBN 9780733937606
Series Longman world of amphibians and reptiles series (10 books)
Publisher Pearson Education Australia, 2002
Meadows, Graham & Vial, Claire
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36587
Ancient Greek adventure
Through the eyes of a young Egyptian slave, discover what life was like in Ancient Greece during the Great Dionysian Festival.
ISBN 9781408126950
Series White Wolves non-fiction series (7 books)
Publisher A & C Black, 2010
Royston, Angela
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17616
Ancient Greeks
A beautifully presented book for younger readers about the ancient Greeks, including simple and interesting facts, an index, a glossary and web links.
ISBN 9780794507725
Series Usborne beginners series (24 of 28)
Publisher Usborne Publishing Ltd, 2004
Turnbull, Stephanie & others
No book cover.
57774
And Tango makes three
At New York City's Central Park Zoo, two male penguins fall in love and start a family by taking turns to sit on an abandoned egg until it hatches.
ISBN 9780689878459
Publisher Simon & Schuster, 2005
Richardson, Justin & Parnell, Peter
No book cover.
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.
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Andy Shane and the very bossy Dolores Starbuckle
Andy Shane doesn't like school or Dolores Starbuckle in particular. She is the class know-it-all who bosses him around. Luckily Andy has a very wise and understanding grandmother who teaches Dolores a lesson.
ISBN 9780763630447
Publisher Candlewick Press, 2006
Richard Jacobson, Jennifer & Carter, Abby (ill)
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Angelo
High above the rooftops of Rome, Angelo begins his work restoring the facade of a once glorious church. When he finds an injured pigeon, Angelo nurses it back to health and they become good friends. Angelo is worried about what will happen to the pigeon when he dies and comes up with a plan to make sure the pigeon is safe.
ISBN 9781842708422
Publisher Andersen Press Ltd, 2008
Macaulay, David
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Animal babies
Wherever they live, baby animals do many of the same things that human babies do. They play, eat, sleep and find adventure. From the biggest baby animals to the smallest, you'll find out how long different animals stay with their parents, how they find food and the sorts of things they do.
ISBN 9781405352666
Publisher Dorling Kindersley, 2010
Mack, Lorrie & Smith, Penny
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Animal disguises
Find out about the secret world of animal camouflage. Learn how animals use disguise to catch their prey while others use it to avoid being eaten. Some animals do amazing things to avoid being attacked, like the American fainting goat.
ISBN 9780753457726
Series Kingfisher young knowledge series (19 books)
Publisher Kingfisher, 2004
Weber, Belinda
No book cover.
15419
Animal homes
The different places and spaces that animals choose to call home. Simple explanations and beautiful illustrations help readers to find information about how to locate animals.
ISBN 9780753456163
Series Kingfisher young knowledge series (19 books)
Publisher Kingfisher, 2003
Wilkes, Angela
No book cover.
Animal Rescue 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 Animal Rescue series (4 books)
French, Jackie
No book cover.
640
Animalia
This stunning book of illustrations from A to Z has hidden puzzles and ideas that fascinate all ages.
ISBN 9780140541120
Publisher Puffin Australia, 1990
Topics / Australian Author /
Base, Graeme
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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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Animals: on the world's rare and endangered species
Many of the world's beautiful animals are now in danger of extinction. In this book Garry Fleming captures the unique beauty of some of these animals and provides information about the animals and their plight.
ISBN 9781877035753
Publisher Brolly Books, 2006
Fleming, Garry
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Antarctic close-up
John finds himself caught up in an Antarctic adventure that happened in 1911 when he travels back in time using one of his inventions. A chance to discover the Antarctic through the writing of someone who has been there.
ISBN 9781876944544
Series Making tracks (9 of 17)
Publisher National Museum of Australia Press, 2007
Topics / Australian Author /
Edwards, Hazel & Parkee, Meegan (ill)
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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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Anthony Browne's King Kong
This the traditional story of King Kong, brought to life with Browne's wonderful and unique illustrations of the apes. It is a very moving and exciting retelling of the story.
ISBN 9780552553841
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2005
Browne, Anthony
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Anton can do magic
Anton has a magic hat. A real one. He wants to do some magic and make things disappear. Anton tries to make a tree vanish but it's too big. But, when he is successful in making someone disappear, Anton desperately wants him to come back.
ISBN 9781877467639
Publisher Gecko Press, 2010
Topics / Year 3 easy reads /
Konnecke, Ole
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15253
Ants
Simple, factual information about ants, with beautifully presented photographs and illustrations. A glossary of terms and an index are included.
ISBN 9780123603777
Series Longman world of invertebrates series (10 books)
Publisher Pearson Education Australia, 2003
Meadows, Graham & Vial, Claire
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Ants
Ants are everywhere, in different shapes, sizes and colours. They creep, they crawl, they climb and they do a lot of different jobs. These hard-working little creatures thrive wherever they go, making whatever adaptations are necessary in their ever-changing world.
ISBN 9781426306082
Series National Geographic kids level 1 and level 2 (10 books)
Publisher National Geographic Society, 2010
Stewart, Melissa
No book cover.
2916
Apes and monkeys
A fascinating introduction to our nearest animal relatives. Simple explanations and beautiful illustrations provide interesting information on apes and monkeys.
ISBN 9780753457603
Series Kingfisher young knowledge series (19 books)
Publisher Kingfisher, 2004
Taylor, Barbara
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Aphrodite Alexandra
Aphrodite Alexandra is named after both her grandmothers who grew up in different countries and don't want anything to do with each other at all. Aphrodite Alexandra visits both grandmothers often and loves the stories they tell her about their childhoods. She realises they both have more in common than they think.
ISBN 9780734409966
Series Giggles series (3 books)
Publisher Lothian Books, 2007
Bouras, Gillian & Pignataro, Anna (ill)
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April Underhill, tooth fairy
April and Esme Underhill have never collected a tooth before. Mum and Dad have always done it. But, tonight, it's their turn. So, equipped with a bag, a coin and a mobile phone, the sisters head for Daniel Dangerfield's house, and a very unusual first tooth visit.
ISBN 9781406321555
Publisher Walker Books Australia Pty Ltd, 2010
Topics / Australian Author /
Graham, Bob
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Arabella
Matthew and his grandfather sail to his grandfather's island. They discover the love that can exist between a child and his grandfather, the beauty and ferocity of the sea and the joy and exhilaration of sailing, even in a wheelchair.
ISBN 9780207199042
Publisher HarperCollins Australia, 2000
Topics / Australian Author /
Orr, Wendy & Gamble, Kim (ill)
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Arctic foxes and red foxes
Simple, factual information about arctic foxes and red foxes, with beautifully presented photographs and illustrations. A glossary of terms and an index are included.
ISBN 9780733936296
Series Longman world of animals series (20 books)
Publisher Pearson Education Australia, 2002
Meadows, Graham & Vial, Claire
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15132
Are we there yet
Join Grace and her family on their adventurous and, sometimes, funny expedition around Australia. A warm, heartfelt story based on an actual journey undertaken by the award-winning author and illustrator, Alison Lester.
ISBN 9780670880676
Publisher Penguin, 2004
Topics / Australian Author /
Lester, Alison
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Aristotle
Delightful story of a young kitten who becomes a witch's cat and goes through most of his nine lives being rescued by his kind witch, Bella Donna.
ISBN 9780744566802
Publisher Walker Books, 2004
Topics / Australian Author /
King-Smith, Dick & Graham, Bob (ill)
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Ark in the park
The delightful story of Sophie, a lonely girl living in a big city, and her three secret wishes. Two of the wishes seem impossible but the third is, perhaps, not so impossible.
ISBN 9780207176333
Publisher Angus & Robertson (HarperCollins), 1994
Topics / Australian Author /
Orr, Wendy & Millard, Kerry (ill)
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Ark of dreams, The
After falling from a boat, Tom and Alice, find themselves on board the Golden Ship, an ark carrying mythical creatures such as unicorns, griffins and basilisks. The ship is sailed by friendly but suspicious elves and a dwarf until it is sabotaged.
ISBN 9781876372033
Publisher Black Dog Books, 2001
Topics / Australian Author /
Whitmore, Andrew
No book cover.
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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Art & Max
Max and Arthur are friends who share an interest in painting. Arthur is an accomplished painter while Max is a beginner. Max's first attempt at using a paintbrush sends the two friends on a whirlwind trip through various artistic media, which turn out to have unexpected pitfalls. Although Max is inexperienced, his energy and enthusiasm bring the adventure to its triumphant conclusion.
ISBN 9780864619297
Publisher Koala Books, 2010
Wiesner, David
No book cover.
13160
Arthur
Arthur is a lone dog in Mrs Humber's pet shop and, each day, he attempts to copy the attributes and antics of the popular pets like the rabbits, snakes, fish, cats and frogs so that he will be purchased. Meanwhile, Melanie and her grandfather have been attracted to the shaggy dog who knows lots of tricks.
ISBN 9780947212124
Publisher Era Publications, 1984
Graham, Amanda
No book cover.
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Arthur's dream boat
Arthur has an amazing dream about a pink and green boat with a striped mast. He can't wait to tell his family about it. But when he tries, no one (not even the dog) is interested in listening. In fact, they don't even notice when the very same boat gradually appears on his head, growing larger and larger by the minute.
ISBN 9781406344622
Publisher Walker Books, 2012
Topics / Australian Author /
Dunbar, Polly
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15333
Artists
Interesting facts about the lives and paintings of six famous artists including Monet, Picasso, da Vinci, Rembrandt, van Gogh and Turner.
ISBN 9780750225984
Publisher Hodder Children's Books (Australia), 2000
Powell, Jillian
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Assault of the friendly fiends
When Jamie and Tom spot the Compsagnathus on the mountainside, they think the little creatures are cute. But, they soon realise that these pesky carnivores aren't as sweet as they look. Worse still, as the boys race to get away, the mountain begins to shake. It's a volcano and it's about to blow.
ISBN 9780192728975
Series Dinosaur Cove series (12 of 12)
Publisher Oxford University Press, 2009
Stone, Rex & Spoor, Mike (ill)
No book cover.
9484
Astronaut: living in space
This book explains what it is really like being an astronaut and what the job involves.
ISBN 9780751362619
Publisher Penguin, 2002
Hayden, Kate
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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.
15133
At the beach: postcards from Crabby Spit
Crabby Spit is cool. A beach holiday told via postcards. Wonderfully illustrated in a Where's Wally style.
ISBN 9781741147049
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2004
Topics / Australian Author /
Harvey, Roland
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Attack of the bandit cats
Thea, Trap, and Benjamin asked me to join their quest. No sooner had we set out than we were attacked by a ship of pirate cats. They mousenapped us and threatened to make us their dinner. Now we fear we will not escape with our lives.
ISBN 9780439559706
Series Geronimo Stilton series (8 of 56)
Publisher Scholastic UK, 2004
Stilton, Geronimo
No book cover.
8578
Attack of the lizard king
Jamie has moved from the city to Dinosaur Cove where his Dad is opening a museum. Jamie and his friend, Tom, head off to do some fossil hunting and find themselves in a forgotten cave with fossilised dinosaur footprints, which take them to the world of dinosaurs. Here, they meet up with a friendly Wannanosaurus who takes them further into the prehistoric land until they are noticed by the T-Rex.
ISBN 9780192720924
Series Dinosaur Cove series (1 of 12)
Publisher Oxford University Press, 2008
Stone, Rex & Spoor, Mike (ill)
No book cover.
7906
Audrey goes to town
Audrey can't wait to get to the tiny town of Beltana. It's full of amazing things like trains, glass windows and a shop that sells lollies. But, when Mum gets sick, Audrey and her little brother, Dougie, must stay alone with Mrs Paterson, a strict old lady who looks like a burnt stick. Audrey starts to think that even a town full of people can't stop you feeling lonely.
ISBN 9781921272677
Series Audrey series (2 of 3)
Publisher Little Hare Books, 2009
Topics / Australian Author /
Harris, Christine & James, Ann (ill)
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Audrey of the outback
Audrey lives in the remote outback with her family. Her life is hard and lonely while Dad is away working. Audrey does extra jobs to help her Mum but hates cleaning out the chook pen or helping with the long drop dunny. Audrey and her friend, Stumpy, ponder important questions like whether she should be a girl or a man, and whether it would be better to be a sheep or a cow.
ISBN 9781921272189
Series Audrey series (1 of 3)
Publisher Little Hare Books, 2008
Topics / Australian Author /
Harris, Christine & James, Ann (ill)
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Audrey series
An Australian series, set in the 1930s, about a little girl with an inquiring mind and a lively imagination. 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 Audrey series (3 books)
Harris, Christine & James, Ann (ill)
No book cover.
65874
Audrey's big secret
Audrey knows only too well the importance of family and what it means to be apart from those you love. But, in order to protect her friend, Audrey will need to keep the truth from her parents. She is torn between keeping a promise and telling the truth. Choices are never easy, especially when someone could be hurt.
ISBN 9781921272530
Series Audrey series (3 of 3)
Publisher Little Hare Books, 2009
Topics / Australian Author /
Harris, Christine & James, Ann (ill)
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Aussie dog
Sophie wants a dog. Not just any dog, but a proper Aussie Outback dog. She doesn't want a dog like Boris, who can't even run after sticks. But sometimes the best dog is the dog that needs you.
ISBN 9781862918689
Series Mates - great Australian yarns (16 books)
Publisher Omnibus Books, 2011
Topics / Australian Author /
Nilsson, Eleanor & Norling, Beth (ill)
No book cover.
Aussie Heroes 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 Aussie Heroes series (3 books)
Various
No book cover.
6887
Aussie night before Christmas, An
Christmas in the middle of an Australian summer means Santa has to find new ways to deliver his presents.
ISBN 9781865046532
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2005
Topics / Australian Author /
Morrison, Yvonne & Niland, Kilmeny (ill)
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Aussiemaze
A unique book that presents descriptions of ten Australian animals, including their behaviours, habitats and predators, in a maze format that shows their natural environment.
ISBN 9780864613394
Publisher Koala Books, 2001
Topics / Australian Author /
Bowring, Jane & Rossell, Judith
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Australia at the beach
A funny, rhyming story about a family and their friends celebrating Australia Day at the beach.
ISBN 9781862913936
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 1999
Topics / Australian Author /
Fatchen, Max & Jellett, Tom (ill)
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Ava adds
Ava loves playing shops. Can she get Billy to buy anything.
ISBN 9780734414007
Series Ava adds series - NEW SERIES 2014 (1 of 4)
Publisher Hachette Children's Books, 2013
Dubosarsky, Ursula & White, Annie (ill)
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Ava adds series - NEW SERIES 2014
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 Ava adds series - NEW SERIES 2014 (4 books)
Dubosarsky, Ursula & White, Annie (ill)
No book cover.
73222

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Ava Anne Appleton: accidental adventurer
Ava has an orderly life, which is just how she likes it. Then her parents decide it is time to travel Australia for one year, but it sounds like a terrible adventure to Ava.
ISBN 9781742838755
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2013
Topics / Australian Author /
Harmer, Wendy
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