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12307
Babs the baby and Fog the dog
Every day, mum, Babs the baby and Fog the dog go for a walk. One day, Fog the dog sits on his bottom and won't move. The others don't know what to do.
ISBN 9781876288372
Publisher Working Title Press, 2003
Topics / Australian Author /
Wild, Margaret
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12398
Baby
One day, baby elephant will be big and strong but for now she has much to learn from her loving family.
ISBN 9781876288112
Publisher Working Title Press, 2001
Topics / Australian Author /
Cox, Tania & James, Ann (ill)
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18141
Baby bear goes camping
Baby Bear goes on his first camping trip with his parents. He enjoys himself during the day and makes some new animal friends, but he is scared when night falls. Some discoveries lead him to have his best sleep ever.
ISBN 9780734401793
Publisher Lothian Books, 2001
Broekstra, Lorette
No book cover.
17097
Baby bear goes to the park
Papa Bear takes Baby Bear to the park where he feeds the ducks, flies a kite and meets a helpful caterpillar when his kite gets caught in a tree. When Baby Bear next returns to the park to play, it is a very windy day. So windy that Baby Bear flies way up in the air over the whole town hanging onto his kite.
ISBN 9780734404626
Publisher Lothian Books, 2003
Broekstra, Lorette
No book cover.
75722
Baby bear goes to the zoo
Mother and Baby Bear go to the zoo where Baby Bear follows a pretty butterfly and loses his mother. He keeps hearing someone calling 'Baby Bear, Baby Bear' and follows the sound, thinking it is his mother who is calling him.
ISBN 9780734400260
Publisher Lothian Books, 1999
Broekstra, Lorette
No book cover.
725
Baby bilby, where do you sleep
Take a peek through the peepholes in this rhyming book and discover the secret hiding places of baby bilby and other Australian desert creatures.
ISBN 9780734402301
Publisher Thomas C Lothian Pty Ltd, 2001
Topics / Australian Author /
Oliver, Narelle
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52270
Baby bird's blankie
Baby bird loves his blankie. He finds it is not only a comfort but also fun to play with, particularly when it's time to go to sleep.
ISBN 9781876288877
Publisher Working Title Press, 2008
Topics / Australian Author /
Wild, Margaret & Perkins, Gwyn (ill)
No book cover.
12308
Baby Boomsticks
In a teeny-tiny village, a teeny-tiny mum and a teeny-tiny dad have an enormous baby. They call him Baby Boomsticks. Everyone is scared of him so Baby Boomsticks has to play all by himself.
ISBN 9780733307409
Publisher ABC Books, 2003
Topics / Australian Author /
Wild, Margaret & Legge David (ill)
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45738
Baby brains and robomum
A very smart baby is born who prefers working on the computer and playing with his chemistry set instead of toys. When Baby Brains invents the ultimate home help, RoboMum, the household is transformed. But, this is a robot to reckon with and the family is in for a big surprise.
ISBN 9781406313383
Publisher Walker Books, 2008
James, Simon
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86932
Baby brains: the smartest baby in the whole world
This new baby is very smart. He reads the newspaper, mends the car and works as a doctor at the hospital. Everyone wants to meet the extraordinary Baby Brains.
ISBN 9781844285228
Publisher Walker Books, 2005
James, Simon
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5571
Baby in the hat: an early romance, The
The hero catches a baby, who has fallen from an upstairs window, in his hat. The young hero goes to sea and becomes a famous captain. Many years later, when he walks up the street where he had caught the baby, he looks up and sees a beautiful woman in the same upstairs window.
ISBN 9780744581362
Publisher Walker Books, 2008
Ahlberg, Allan & Amstutz, Andre (ill)
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12109
Baby sister for Frances
Frances is so jealous of her new baby sister and all the attention being given to her that she runs away. But not too far so she can hear if she is being missed.
ISBN 9780099432432
Series Frances series (2 of 7)
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2002
Topics / Australian Author /
Hoban, Russell
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7919
Baby tawnies
As darkness falls, two tawny frogmouths fly into the forest to find food. Far above the ground, Reggie and Lyla are left alone. But, the little tawnies don't plan to stay in the nest.
ISBN 9781742755762
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2012
Topics / Australian Author /
Paulson, Judy
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8974
Baby that roared, The
Mr and Mrs Deer would love to have a baby. One day, their wish comes true when they find a little bundle on their doorstep. But, the baby keeps on roaring. So, they ask for advice from family and friends, who send them off to fetch what they think the baby needs. But, it's very peculiar because each time Mr and Mrs Deer come back from their errands, someone has gone missing.
ISBN 9780857630186
Publisher Nosy Crow Ltd, 2012
Puttock, Simon & Shireen, Nadia (ill)
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12186
Baby who wouldn't go to bed, The
A little boy won't go to bed. At first, it's fun staying up but gradually the drowsy world nods off all around him. He thinks he is awake alone but someone else is still awake too.
ISBN 9780552528382
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 1997
Cooper, Helen
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23029
Baby wombat's week
Baby wombats sleep. They eat. They get bored. On Wednesday, baby wombat's mother, Mothball, decides they need a bigger hole and the search begins.
ISBN 9780732286958
Publisher Angus & Robertson (HarperCollins), 2009
Topics / Australian Author /
French, Jackie & Whatley, Bruce (ill)
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12301
Bad buster
Being bad is what Buster does best until his dad thinks of a way to sort him out.
ISBN 9780143300335
Series Aussie nibbles (39 books)
Publisher Puffin Australia, 2003
Topics / Australian Author /
Laguna, Sofie
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87399
Bad-tempered ladybird, The
A bad-tempered ladybird is not prepared to share her meal of aphids with anyone.
ISBN 9780140503982
Publisher Puffin Australia, 1976
Carle, Eric
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3136
Ball for Daisy, A
If you've ever had one of your favourite toys broken, then you will be able to relate to Daisy's anguish when her favourite ball is destroyed by a bigger dog. Wordless picture book.
ISBN 9780375858611
Publisher Random House Children's Books, 2011
Raschka, Chris
No book cover.
1888

New
Bang
Crocodiles and giraffes, driving lots of cars, go bang.
ISBN 9781877579172
Publisher Gecko Press, 2013
Timmers, Leo
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1184

New
Banjo and Ruby Red
Banjo is a hard-working farm dog and Ruby Red is a haughty chicken, and they never see eye to eye. Can they ever be friends.
ISBN 9781921541087
Publisher Little Hare Books, 2013
Topics / Australian Author /
Gleeson, Libby & Blackwood, Freya (ill)
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6060
Banjo bounces back
Banjo is a hoofball star. He and his friend, Bella, just love the game. But, when Banjo gets injured, he finds it's easier to stay in bed and play Haystation and suck on molasses. Bella is desperate for Banjo to play hoofball again.
ISBN 9781862918467
Publisher Omnibus Books, 2012
Topics / Australian Author /
Hume, Lachie
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101591
Bargain for Frances, A
Frances and Thelma are friends, most of the time Thelma always seems to get Frances into trouble. When she tricks Frances into buying her tea set, it's the last straw.
ISBN 9780064440011
Series Frances series (6 of 7)
Publisher HarperCollins Australia, 1992
Hoban, Russell
No book cover.
18394
Bartholomew and the bug
Bartholomew is a bear up in the mountains who admires the city lights far below. He meets a bug who desperately needs the lights so Bartholomew sets out to take his friend there.
ISBN 9780340873298
Publisher Hodder Children's Books (Australia), 2004
Layton, Neal
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787
Bath monster
Bath time is fun until the plug is pulled and the monster comes out. But, monsters can become your friend.
ISBN 9780733612848
Publisher Hodder Children's Books (Australia), 2001
Danalis, John
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4893
Bats at the library
A window has been left open at the library and this is an irresistible invitation for a colony of bats. Once inside, older bats look for favourite books, while younger ones explore and play. Storytime settles everyone down and transports them into the tales, filled with bat characters playing new roles.
ISBN 9780864618160
Publisher Koala Books, 2009
Lies, Brian
No book cover.
8880
Batty
Batty is trying to find something he is really good at, in his home at the zoo. But hanging upside down means he can't always see the other animals' points of view.
ISBN 9781847801593
Publisher Frances Lincoln, 2011
Dyer, Sarah
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61854
Be gentle
Bartholomew finds out that his new kitten doesn't enjoy his rough and tumble games quite as much as he does.
ISBN 9781406311877
Publisher Walker Books, 2008
Miller, Virginia
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6155

New
Bea
Bea is a bird of unusual tastes as she likes to bake buns and dance to a disco beat while other birds are content to watch worms wriggle.
ISBN 9780702249617
Publisher University of Queensland Press, 2013
Topics / Australian Author /
Sharp, Christine
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36400
Bear and a tree, A
Ren knows that it's almost time for Bear's big sleep, but she needs just one more day with him. One day to explore the winter together, the last of the coloured leaves, the snow as it floats and swirls to the ground, the sun and the moon and the stars. One more day to play and dance and wonder.
ISBN 9780670075829
Publisher Penguin Books Ltd, UK, 2012
King, Stephen Michael
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12034
Bear and Chook
Adventurous Bear and practical Chook are very different yet they are good friends. They spend a day together, dreaming and acting out what jobs they think they'd like to have when they grow up.
ISBN 9780733611414
Publisher Hodder Headline Australia Pty Ltd, 2002
Topics / Australian Author /
Shanahan, Lisa & Quay, Emma (ill)
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1698
Bear and Chook by the sea
Bear and Chook are unexpected friends. Bear likes adventure but Chook would much rather have the quiet life. One day, they decide to visit the sea. Chook is worried they will get lost but Bear is confident they will find it just around the pond, under the bridge, through the forest and over the mountain.
ISBN 9780734411112
Publisher Lothian Books, 2009
Topics / Australian Author /
Shanahan, Lisa & Quay, Emma (ill)
No book cover.
12011
Bear hunt
A white bear has a magic pencil which he uses cleverly to draw ways to help him escape from hunters.
ISBN 9780140553567
Publisher Penguin, 1994
Browne, Anthony
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15404
Bear went over the mountain, The
A version of an old song which is ideal for the beginning reader.
ISBN 9780099439172
Publisher Red Fox, 2002
Prater, John
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9629
Bear's lunch, The
When Wendy and Oliver decide to have a picnic in the woods, they are surprised by a great, big, growly bear. See what happens when Oliver and Wendy growl back.
ISBN 9780140562415
Publisher Penguin, 1998
Topics / Australian Author /
Allen, Pamela
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71789
Bears' holiday, The
The Bear family's vacation at the seashore is frequently punctuated by Papa Bear's urgent warnings to his son about the need for safety and commonsense while at the beach. Luckily, Small Bear is on hand to rescue his father from disaster with each new incident.
ISBN 9780001713307
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 1982
Berenstain, Stan & Jan
No book cover.
23596
Beautiful colours
This book is best the first time you read it. Enjoy the insight of a child in a colourful family. Beautiful, funny and inspiring, with vibrant illustrations.
ISBN 9781863340885
Publisher Black Ink Press, 2010
Raveneau, Tina & Neilson-Kelly, Julie
No book cover.
1602
Beauty and the beast
A retelling of the much-loved fairy tale, with surprises under each lift-up flap.
ISBN 9781846431142
Series Flip-up fairy tales series (28 books)
Publisher Child's Play International Ltd, 2007
Stockham, Jess (ill)
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46267
Because you are with me
Spend the day with a little girl and her daddy as they discover all the things they can achieve together. Especially if there's help from someone you love.
ISBN 9780734411013
Publisher Lothian Books, 2010
Topics / Australian Author /
Dunstan, Kylie
No book cover.
2571
Bed tails
There are two in the bed. Mum and Dad are slumbering, snoring, rumbling, tucked up cosily and peacefully in bed. Then, a scary storm outside brings everyone, one by one, into Mum and Dad's bed. I wonder if anyone will ever get a good night's sleep.
ISBN 9780670073368
Publisher Penguin Books Australia, 2009
Topics / Australian Author /
Costain, Meredith & Vane, Mitch (ill)
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119007
Bedtime for Frances
Frances is not yet tired. She needs a glass of milk, a piggyback, goodnight kisses and a room free of tigers, spiders and giants.
ISBN 9780099432456
Series Frances series (1 of 7)
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2002
Hoban, Russell
No book cover.
102146
Bedtime, Maisy
Read about Maisy's bedtime and all the things she has to do before she can go to sleep.
ISBN 9780744572155
Series Maisy series (44 books)
Publisher Walker Books, 1999
Cousins, Lucy
No book cover.
15300
Beetles and bugs
An entertaining and educational book about Australian beetles and bugs, with coloured pictures depicting the simple text. Useful text for increasing students' understanding of vocabulary.
ISBN 9780975145029
Publisher Sapphire Coast Press, 2003
Topics / Australian Author /
Harley, Diana & Yates, Sue-Ellen (ill)
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9622
Belinda
Every day, Old Tom tends his vegetables while Mrs Farmer milks Belinda, the cow, so there is always plenty of milk, cream and butter. But, when Mrs Farmer goes away, Old Tom must catch Belinda and milk her himself.
ISBN 9780140544930
Publisher Penguin, 1998
Topics / Australian Author /
Allen, Pamela
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4400
Benjamin Pillow in the Land of Nod
In Benjamin Pillow's dream, he rides through Nod's amazing dreamland. Follow him as he tries to rescue one of Nod's shining lights.
ISBN 9781921136016
Publisher Windy Hollow Books, 2006
Cooper, R P
No book cover.
8325
Bertie and the bear
A beautifully simple story of Bertie and the bear and a wonderful excuse for children to join in the noise-making.
ISBN 9780140509724
Publisher Penguin, 1989
Topics / Australian Author /
Allen, Pamela
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5719
Best bear
A worn-out bear is the most special thing in this little boy's life. With best bear in his arms, he can face the whole world and even the dark.
ISBN 9781862336667
Publisher Gullane Children's Books Ltd, 2008
Dodd, Emma
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101590
Best friends for Frances
When Albert says that Frances can't play ball or accompany him on one of his wandering days, she turns to her little sister Gloria as a playmate. They set out on a best friends only outing, with no boys allowed.
ISBN 9780099432425
Series Frances series (5 of 7)
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2002
Hoban, Russell
No book cover.
27801
Best singer in the world, The
Having to perform at school to celebrate spring can be a nerve-racking experience. It will be on a real stage, with proper spotlights. A gentle, funny picture book about being brave.
ISBN 9781877579134
Publisher Gecko Press, 2012
Nilsson, Ulf & Eriksson, Eva (ill)
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1071

New
Between the pages
Two boys become so engrossed in the animal book they are reading that they become part of the story, encountering adventures and challenges which can only be escaped by the turning the page. Escaping from a python's nest only to meet even more fearsome crocodiles, angry emus and hordes of redback spiders.
ISBN 9781921928444
Publisher New Frontier Publishing, 2013
Topics / Australian Author /
van Loon, Joan & Stewart, Chantal (ill)
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9926
Bicycle, The
In 2008, the author, Colin Thompson, visited Cambodia with Save the Children. Struck by the way the humble bicycle is central to so many people lives, he was inspired to create this picture book. It features the illustrations of fourteen internationally acclaimed artists, and conveys the worth and promise of something as simple as a bicycle.
ISBN 9780733329876
Publisher ABC Books, 2011
Topics / Australian Author /
Thompson, Colin & Blake, Quentin (ill)
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3900
Biddy's fishing-line
The river is running and a girl's long journey to school through the bush is full of possibilities.
ISBN 9781863340120
Publisher Black Ink Press, 2006
Priman, Bridget & Paul, Robbie (ill)
No book cover.
38586
Big and little
Shipley and Gwendoline are friends. They are given beautiful presents for their birthdays but one is too big and one is too small. In the end, they are able to work it all out in a not surprising way as they exchange gifts.
ISBN 9781741661170
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2006
Topics / Australian Author /
Rawlins, Donna
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780
Big and me
Big and Small are two machines working together on building projects. But, Big starts to malfunction by driving into the water, thinking he is a boat, and picking Small up because he thinks the other machines want to hurt Small. Small turns to the boss and mechanic, who find that Big's computer is getting mixed up. They help Big to get better and offer support to Small.
ISBN 9781876462697
Publisher Ford Street Publishing, 2008
Topics / Australian Author /
Miller, David
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848
Big bad Bruce
Bruce roars around on his Harley and appears to be a fearsome and lawless bikie. Maybe, Bruce isn't quite what his image appears to be.
ISBN 9780864617712
Publisher Koala Books, 2007
Topics / Australian Author /
Bates, Dianne & Johns, Cheryll (ill)
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46511
Big bad bun
There never was a rabbit as bad as Big Bad Bun. Or so you'd think if you read the letter which he left on his bed after school one day. But, it turns out that Big Bad Bun might not be as bad as he makes out.
ISBN 9781842709252
Publisher Andersen Press Ltd, 2009
Willis, Jeanne & Ross, Tony (ill)
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8551
Big ball of string, The
A small boy wants to play soccer. He doesn't have a ball so he uses a big ball of string. He has a wonderful time kicking it around the park and along the street but by the time he gets home, his ball has disappeared.
ISBN 9781741146158
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2004
Mueller, Ross & Smith, Craig (ill)
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15061
Big brother, little brother
When little brother cries and shouts, big brother knows why. But sibling rivalry often gets in the way. When big brother is upset, he finds out what little brother will do.
ISBN 9780744569537
Publisher Walker Books, 1999
Dale, Penny
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857
Big dog
Jen is scared of the big dog down the street. She and her big brother decide to confront the dog in a lion's costume. But they don't know what the dog will do.
ISBN 9781863888479
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 1997
Topics / Australian Author /
Gleeson, Libby & Greder, Armin (ill)
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18036
Big Earth, little me
A book to help the very young find out what they can do for the Earth. The simple flap book shows how to make the whole world a better place by doing little things in local places. Printed with organic soy-based ink.
ISBN 9780545092258
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2009
Topics / Environment /
Wiley, Thom
No book cover.
7616
Big eyes, scary voice
At sunset, shadows lengthen and a walk through the dappled light in the park can trigger a sense of fear. Mum is with Tania and Josh as they search for the source of the scary sounds and large glittering eyes.
ISBN 9781870516884
Publisher Tamarind Books, 2008
Topics / Australian Author /
Wignell, Edel & Pearce, Carl (ill)
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112574
Big leaf pile, The
Clifford, Cleo, and T-Bone are having fun gathering leaves into piles. When T-Bone has to leave, Clifford and Cleo offer to watch his pile until he returns. The temptation to jump into the pile is too great.
ISBN 9780439213578
Series Clifford series (77 books)
Publisher Scholastic UK, 2001
Bridwell, Norman
No book cover.
12303
Big Nuisance
Life in Sleepy Village is very slow and nothing's changed for a long, long time, until the meddlesome giant Big Nuisance comes to stay and starts a whole lot of trouble.
ISBN 9781740518765
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2003
Topics / Australian Author /
Morimoto, Junko
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15871
Big red bath
Ben and Bella have a wonderful time splashing around in the bath with all their friends. Their bath-time adventure might be real or imagined but it certainly makes a big mess.
ISBN 9781843626053
Publisher Orchard Books, 2005
Jarman, Julia & Reynolds, Adrian (ill)
No book cover.
72766
Big Red Hen and the little lost egg
Big Red Hen is very good at looking after everyone's babies. But, what she wants most of all is someone of her own to love. One morning, Big Red Hen finds an egg in the hay.
ISBN 9780670871919
Publisher Penguin Books Australia, 2008
Topics / Australian Author /
Wild, Margaret & Denton, Terry (ill)
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42779
Big storm, The
The Dewdrop Babies are decorating the great hall with petals they've collected in the garden, but when Bluebell and the others get themselves into a huge mess with the sticky paste, they decide to go outside so the rain can wash them clean again, only to be caught in an enormous storm.
ISBN 9780552556521
Series Dewdrop series (8 books)
Publisher Random House Children's Books, 2008
MacCarthy, Patricia
No book cover.
15291
Big ugly monster and the little stone rabbit, The
An endearing story about a big, ugly monster who was so ugly that all the animals and birds ran away, the trees lost their leaves, the blue sky turned to grey. No-one would talk to him and he felt lonely until one day, he had an idea.
ISBN 9780099455950
Publisher Random House Children's Books, 2004
Wormell, Chris
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24709
Big yawn, The
It's night time at the zoo and all the animals are getting sleepy. First to yawn is the tiger, then the swans, the crocodiles and the giraffes until all the animals are very sleepy.
ISBN 9781877467196
Publisher Gecko Press, 2009
Spang, Monica & Bougaeva, Sonja (ill)
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982
Bilby moon
A delightful book about Australian fauna and flora, the phases of the moon and the life of nocturnal animals.
ISBN 9781876288297
Publisher Working Title Press, 2001
Topics / Australian Author /
Spurling, Margaret
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15301
Bill in a china shop
Bill, the bull, has a passion for fine china and spies a lovely teacup in a china shop. The shopkeeper makes Bill nervous and when Bill is nervous in a china shop anything might happen.
ISBN 9780747564911
Publisher Bloomsbury, 2003
Weaver, Katie McAllaster
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15196
Billy's beetle
Billy's beetle is missing and the sniffy dog can help. He finds a hedgehog, two beetles that don't belong to Billy, a hairy caterpillar and some sausages. Someone will have to find Billy's beetle.
ISBN 9780340586358
Publisher Hodder Children's Books (Australia), 2001
Inkpen, Mick
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15302
Billywise
Billywise, a baby owl, wonders if he'll ever be brave enough to fly.
ISBN 9780747569084
Publisher Bloomsbury, 2004
Nicholls, Judith & Cockcroft, Jason (ill)
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12084
Bim bam boom
A counting book, with fabulous illustrations, featuring zoo animals, thunder and lightning. A book to be read aloud and a fun way for children to learn.
ISBN 9780733305627
Publisher ABC Books, 1998
Wild, Margaret & Harris, Wayne (ill)
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27043
Bippolo seed and other lost stories, The
A treasure trove of seven newly-discovered stories by Dr. Seuss. They include a scheming cat who leads an innocent duck to make a bad decision; a rabbit who is saved from a bear via a single eyelash; a fish that grew and grew; a tale about twins; fantastic creatures who follow a boy home in anticipation of a steak dinner; a spot of dirt that gets everywhere; and a boy with far-flung career fantasies.
ISBN 9780007438457
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, UK, 2011
Seuss, Dr
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15415
Bird
Written in verse, this is a beautiful story of a boy who meets a strange bird on a beach. They share a common fear of life and are challenged by a colourful, charismatic fish who invites them to dive headlong into the unknown.
ISBN 9780733314315
Publisher ABC Books, 2004
Topics / Australian Author /
Lodge, Annette
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4825
Birthday cake mystery, The
This is a detective story, full of humorous details and red herrings. Follow the many different leads, presented in the illustrations,
ISBN 9781877579103
Publisher Gecko Press, 2012
Tjong-Khing, The
No book cover.
101589
Birthday for Frances, A
As her little sister Gloria's birthday approaches, Frances wavers between being generous and being jealous.
ISBN 9780064430074
Series Frances series (4 of 7)
Publisher HarperCollins Australia, 1976
Hoban, Russell
No book cover.
12179
Birthday party
Alexandra and her friends have to consider their food allergies when planning and preparing for Alexandra's fun birthday party.
ISBN 9780749636722
Publisher Watts, 2000
Church, Diane
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3017
Birthday surprise
Friends can come in all shapes and sizes and, here, the best friends are a sheep, an owl and a panda, showing how friends play, get along and share.
ISBN 9781741695328
Series Friends for keeps (6 books)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2010
Topics / Australian Author /
Quay, Emma & Walker, Anna (ill)
No book cover.
55591
Bit of company, A
Christopher is lonely. His mother is busy with the baby triplets and Christopher is left to his own devices. Sometimes, he peeps through the fence at his neighbour, Molly MacNamara, and wants to say hello. Little does he know that Molly is also so lonely she could scream. One day, when she does just that, her scream brings Christopher running.
ISBN 9781921529054
Publisher Walker Books, 2009
Topics / Australian Author /
Wild, Margaret & Harris, Wayne (ill)
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12108
Blue bike, The
A great grandmother reminisces about where children used to play before the roads and buildings were constructed. Her great-granddaughter finds it hard to imagine the changes that have taken place.
ISBN 9780864612809
Publisher Koala Books, 2000
Topics / Australian Author /
Hilton, Nette & Stanley, David (ill)
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46858
Blue chameleon
He can turn himself into anything and appear to fit in anywhere. But, it seems that neither the swirly snail, the green grasshopper nor the stripy sock want to be friends.
ISBN 9780230704244
Publisher MacMillan, 2010
Gravett, Emily
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919
Bob the builder & the elves
Bob, the burly builder, has a problem. He is embarrassed when all his mates know that a horde of elves have come to invade his house and clean it up. Miss Lily helps him solve his problem.
ISBN 9780733314841
Publisher ABC Books, 2006
Topics / Australian Author /
Rodda, Emily & Smith, Craig (ill)
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15461
Boing Boing races, The
All the kangaroos are lined up ready to start the big race. But what's this? Emu has joined the line, ready to race. Emu really wants to join the boing boing race but it is really a race for kangaroos.
ISBN 9780864612373
Publisher Koala Books, 1999
Topics / Australian Author /
Whatley, Bruce
No book cover.
5713
Bom went the bear
Bear loves to play his big bass drum on his own, making as much noise as he can and marching around like he's king of all the land. He's joined by all manner of enthusiastic musicians and, soon, it become difficult for Bear to play to the beat of his own drum.
ISBN 9781742376714
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2011
Topics / Australian Author /
Greenwood, Nicki
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41702
Bones you own, The
Bones are in your head and ears, and your skull is like a helmet for your brain. You have hundreds of joints to help you bend. Find out why a baby has more bones than its mother, why bones are hidden and why your mum says milk is good for your bones.
ISBN 9781426304101
Publisher National Geographic Society, 2009
Baines, Becky
No book cover.
11361
Boo to a goose
A list of all the things a child might do before saying 'boo' to a goose. An enjoyable book that combines rhyming text and colourful pictures based on paper cutting techniques.
ISBN 9780733610172
Publisher Hodder Children's Books (Australia), 1998
Topics / Australian Author /
Fox, Mem & Miller, David (ill)
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51211
Born to be a butterfly
Large colour photos show the wonder of the life cycle of a butterfly which is clearly and easily explained.
ISBN 9781405353441
Publisher Dorling Kindersley, 2010
Wallace, Karen
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7268
Box of tricks, A
For her birthday, Eva is given a box. But, this is no ordinary box and Eva soon discovers that she's a magician who can conjure up all sorts of delights, some rather larger than others.
ISBN 9780224083447
Publisher Jonathan Cape, 2009
Cleminson, Kate
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39322
Boy on the bus: a sing along storybook, The
A young boy goes driving on a bus one day and stops to pick up a number of animal passengers who make lots of noise. A unique take on a much loved nursery rhyme.
ISBN 9781406301472
Publisher Walker Books, 2007
Dale, Penny
No book cover.
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Boy on the page, The
A small boy lands on the page and, quite by accident, discovers the joy and wonder of life.
ISBN 9781921928468
Publisher New Frontier Publishing, 2013
Topics / Australian Author /
Carnavas, Peter
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88086
Boy who built the boat, The
Henry, his sister and teddy set out to build a boat from scratch. Rhythmic text celebrates the simple joy of making things.
ISBN 9781741755886
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2006
Topics / Australian Author /
Mueller, Ross & Smith, Craig (ill)
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37845
Boy who cried wolf, The
A retelling of the much-loved fairy tale, with surprises under each lift-up flap.
ISBN 9781846433689
Series Flip-up fairy tales series (28 books)
Publisher Child's Play International Ltd, 2011
Stockham, Jess
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52700
Brand new baby
A new baby brother has arrived and Wendy and Edward are not quite sure what to make of the small bundle. It seems that everything has changed at home.
ISBN 9781406316407
Publisher Walker Books, 2008
Topics / Australian Author /
Graham, Bob
No book cover.
122971
Bread and jam for Frances
Frances decides that bread and jam are all she wants to eat and her understanding parents grant her wish at breakfast, lunch, dinner and, even, snacktime.
ISBN 9780064430968
Series Frances series (3 of 7)
Publisher HarperCollins Australia, 1986
Hoban, Russell
No book cover.
2951
Bridget Fidget hold on tight
Bridget Fidget is in a fix. She forgot to hold on tight to her beloved toy, Captain Cat, and lost him in a shop. It's disaster. Luckily, her friend, Billy, is there to save the day.
ISBN 9780141501819
Publisher Puffin USA, 2010
Berger, Joe
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18719
Broken bird, a tale of true love
Broken Bird is born with only one wing but he refuses to believe he will never fly. His brothers tease him but he puts his best foot forward and sets off to explore the world, from the ground.
ISBN 9780141381589
Publisher Puffin Australia, 2006
Broad, Michael
No book cover.
12147
Brown bear, brown bear, what do you see
Questions and answers take the reader through a range of animals and colours - a big green frog, a plump purple cat or a cheeky brown monkey. Colourful pictures and rhyming words.
ISBN 9780140502961
Publisher Penguin, 1995
Martin, Bill Jnr & Carle, Eric (ill)
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9624
Brown bread and honey
The King loves to run, jump and ride his horse. He also loves to eat and eat and eat until he becomes too fat to have fun any more. When the King sacks all his cooks, he will have a problem with what to eat.
ISBN 9780140568257
Publisher Penguin, 2002
Topics / Australian Author /
Allen, Pamela
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17489
Buck and his truck
Buck and his truck and Harry and his lorry are rival removalists. One day, they turn up for the same job and trouble starts.
ISBN 9781844289387
Publisher Walker Books, 2005
French, Vivian & Lacome, Julie (ill)
No book cover.
15059
Buffy, an adventure story
Buffy is a wonderful performing dog, rejected by his magician owner. He journeys the world until he realises that he can only be who he is and then he finds a family.
ISBN 9780744577853
Publisher Walker Books, 2001
Topics / Australian Author /
Graham, Bob
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12035
Bugliest bug, The
Damselfly Dilly uncovers a plot by a group of sinister spiders who are holding a bugliest bug contest and secretly planning to eat the contestants, including Tumblebug, the Dung Beetle, who prefers to be called the Original Pooper Scooper.
ISBN 9780744556858
Publisher Walker Books, 2002
Shields, Carol Diggory & Nash, Scott (ill)
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18400
Bumpus jumpus dinosaurumpus
Story builds to a thumping, stomping crescendo as the many different dinosaurs dance and play together.
ISBN 9781841212944
Publisher Orchard Books, 2003
Mitton, Tony & Parker-Rees, Guy (ill)
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12272
Bunny cakes
Ruby is making a cake for grandma's birthday. Max, her little brother, has to make repeated trips to the grocer to make up for disrupting Ruby's project and to get the perfect ingredients for the special cake he is making for grandma.
ISBN 9780140566673
Publisher Puffin UK, 2000
Wells, Rosemary
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12271
Bunny money
Max and his sister, Ruby, are shopping for Grandma's birthday present. Ruby has saved up a walletful of money, and, as usual, she's in charge or thinks she is. She has plans for an elaborate gift but Max is sure that Grandma would prefer his choice.
ISBN 9780140567502
Publisher Puffin UK, 2000
Wells, Rosemary
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24726
Bus called Heaven, A
One morning, a broken old bus appears, from nowhere, right outside Stella's house. Everyone wonders how it got there. When Stella climbs on board, she sees everything that it could become. So the lonely old bus becomes the place to hold meetings, play games and share stories. But one day, a tow truck arrives, threatening to take away not just the bus, but everything the community has worked hard to create.
ISBN 9781406334197
Publisher Walker Books Australia Pty Ltd, 2011
Topics / Australian Author /
Graham, Bob
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88674
Bus to the zoo, The
There's a funny, blue bus going to the zoo today. The passengers are all special animals and the bus is filling up very quickly.
ISBN 9781862917286
Publisher Omnibus Books, 2009
Topics / Australian Author /
Murphy, Mary & Lee, Joh (ill)
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12400
Bush babies
A beautifully illustrated, lift-the-flap book which describes fourteen animal babies found in the Australian bush.
ISBN 9780734408754
Publisher Thomas C Lothian Pty Ltd, 2005
Topics / Australian Author /
Dale, Kim
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15996
Bush jumper, The
Koala knits Mitti a jumper the colour of wattle blossom. The only problem is that she runs out of wool and has to knit a multi-coloured sleeve. Mitti is not keen on the result but the other animals help to change her mind.
ISBN 9780733307492
Publisher ABC Books, 2005
Topics / Australian Author /
Chapman, Jean & Beck, Ali (ill)
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8230
Butcher paper, texta, blackboard and chalk
Warning: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander's are warned that this book and CD/DVD contains images and voices of deceased persons. A book of children's songs, captured beautifully with paintings by Ruby Hunter. You can listen to the CD while reading the book. Great resource for teachers.
ISBN 9780980794847
Publisher One Day Hill Pty Ltd, 2012
Hunter, Ruby & Roach, Archie
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15304
Butterflies
Allow your imagination to move with the butterflies in this engaging and beautifully illustrated book. Useful text for increasing students' understanding of vocabulary.
ISBN 9780975145005
Publisher Sapphire Coast Press, 2003
Topics / Australian Author /
Harley, Diana & Yates, Sue-Ellen (ill)
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15272
Butterflies of the sea (Marine life for young readers)
Very simple text with full page photographic illustrations that teach about marine life such as butterflies of the sea. Contains a glossary and index.
ISBN 9780733920820
Series Marine life for young readers series (20 books)
Publisher Pearson Education Australia, 2000
Swartz, Stanley L & Yin, Robert (phot)
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646
Butterfly (Watch me grow)
Many interesting facts about butterfliess and their life cycles. Easy to read with photographic illustrations.
ISBN 9781405302425
Series Watch me grow series (10 books)
Publisher Dorling Kindersley, 2004
Dorling Kindersley
No book cover.
76454
Button boy
Banjo is so fixated with button collecting, he doesn't join in the activities of the other neighbourhood children. When he returns home, his grandmother sews each button on his favourite jumper. But, the buttons once belonged to someone and, each morning, Banjo finds the owner of the buttons and detaches the relevant one from his jumper.
ISBN 9781741697971
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2011
Topics / Australian Author /
Young, Rebecca & deGennaro, Sue
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