Booklists

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ID Title Author  
15235
Baboons
Simple, factual information about baboons, with beautifully presented photographs and illustrations. A glossary of terms and an index are included.
ISBN 9780733923852
Series Longman world of animals series (20 books)
Publisher Pearson Education Australia, 2002
Meadows, Graham & Vial, Claire
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23318
Baby animals
Test yourself on questions about baby animals. Don't look at the answers till you've had a go. Spectacular full colour photographs of baby animals on every page.
ISBN 9780545003919
Series True or false series (1 of 5)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2008
Berger, Melvin & Gilda
No book cover.
1975
Baby pie
When three little trolls, Oink, Boink and Moink, go out hunting for a baby for their baby pie, they are in for a big surprise.
ISBN 9781842708248
Publisher Andersen Press Ltd, 2009
Topics / Year 3 easy reads /
McRae, Tom & Ward, Nick (ill)
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9387
Bad bears and good bears
Two traditional tales from Europe and North America retold in simple language.
ISBN 9781860399725
Publisher Orchard Books, 2000
Impey, Rose (reteller) & Lamont, Priscilla (ill)
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67653
Bad news for Milk Bay
David and Bernice's business is slow and supplies are low. At a protest rally, David and Bernice are on opposite sides as the Mayor talks about the most exciting potential development Milk Bay has ever seen. David's infallible nose senses there's mischief afoot. He's keen to investigate but, first, there's the matter of Flick's grandmother's ring. And paying jobs should come first.
ISBN 9781921150760
Series Walk right in detective agency series, The (4 of 5)
Publisher Walker Books, 2009
Topics / Australian Author /
Simons, Moya
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8597
Bad spell for the worst witch, A
A new term spells disaster for Mildred. She is determined to lose her embarrassing reputation as the worst witch the Academy has ever seen, but things rapidly get out of hand.
ISBN 9780140314465
Series Worst witch series (3 of 5)
Publisher Puffin UK, 1982
Murphy, Jill
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18437
Badly drawn dog
Badly drawn dog believes he's too scribbly and smudgy, and seeks out an artist to redraw him. But, each new drawing of him is not quite right. A delightful book about appearances and beauty being in the eye of the beholder.
ISBN 9780340878071
Publisher Hodder Children's Books (Australia), 2005
Dodson, Emma
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11129
Bajirriga the turtle
Foolish Bajirriga, an Aboriginal boy, fails to cooperate with his community, preferring to go to the beach and swim while they gather food. Ignoring his parents' advice to come out of the water, he begins to transform into a turtle.
ISBN 9781863340205
Publisher Black Ink Press, 2006
Fourmile, Trevor & Fourmile, Lillian (ill)
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13449
Balancing act
Annie Boyd's whole world is turned upside down when her family moves to Ridgeview. The only good thing about her new life is the local pony club. Even there, she struggles to truly belong.
ISBN 9781921167560
Series Riding high series (6 of 6)
Publisher Black Dog Books, 2007
Topics / Australian Author /
Kelly, Bernadette
No book cover.
111112
Ballet
A beautifully presented book for younger readers about ballet, including simple and interesting facts, an index, a glossary and web links.
ISBN 9780794504908
Series Usborne beginners series (22 of 28)
Publisher Usborne Publishing Ltd, 2003
Meredith, Susan & others
No book cover.
18395
Ballet class, The
Tilly, a young ballerina, is preparing and practising for a big ballet concert. Gorgeous illustrations.
ISBN 9781843624134
Publisher Orchard Books, 2004
Geras, Adele & McNicholas, Shelagh (ill)
No book cover.
614
Ballroom bonanza
The most amazing dance contest you will ever see including affluent alpacas, groovy goats and impetuous impalas. The donkeys demonstrate the disco, flamingos do the flamenco and hippos perform the hip-hop. When the band's instruments are hidden, you will have to help find them so that the competition can continue. Beautifully crafted rhyme with exquisite illustrations with mystery and monkey business.
ISBN 9781876288938
Publisher Working Title Press, 2009
Topics / Australian Author /
Rycroft, Nina
No book cover.
9556
Baloney, Henry P
A rollicking picture book about not so alien Henry, who late for school, spins an increasingly fantastic and complicated explanation to his sceptical teacher.
ISBN 9780670892488
Publisher Viking Children's, 2001
Topics / Australian Author /
Scieszka, Jon & Smith, Lane
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764
Bamboozled
A girl visits her Grandfather's house. Grandpa pours tea from a watering can and a kangaroos washes the dishes. Lots more funny jokes and odd events happen.
ISBN 9781865045658
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2003
Legge, David
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6639
Barnesy
Hannaford's family loves naming things and now it's Hannaford's turn to name the baby lamb. He also invents something to help teach the mother sheep how to walk again.
ISBN 9781862918214
Series Mates - great Australian yarns (16 books)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2010
Topics / Australian Author /
Webster, Allayne & Jellett, Tom (ill)
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74181
Bat and the crocodile, The
This story comes from the Aboriginal people at Warmun (Turkey Creek) in Western Australia. It was told in the Kija language. Describes why bats now live in caves because of the killing of a fellow creature.
ISBN 9781865046273
Series Aboriginal Stories (8 books)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2004
Lofts, Pamela (comp) & Dolumyu, Jack (teller)
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28715
Bat loves the night
A delightful mix of story and facts about bats in a simply but beautifully worded tale of a mother bat who hunts at night to feed her batling at dawn and then sleeps through the day.
ISBN 9781406312744
Series Nature storybooks series (8 of 16)
Publisher Walker Books, 2004
Topics / Year 4 easy reads /
Davies, Nicola & Fox-Davies, Sarah (ill)
No book cover.
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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17712
Beach wipe out
Planet Chimparos is heading for a population crisis and the chimpares are losing their homes. When Space Cadets Star Girl and Neuron Star are sent to investigate they discover that there's no place like home. Can they find out what is causing the over-crowding problem and save the planet and its alien chimpares?
ISBN 9781420290332
Series Star Girl series (5 of 16)
Publisher MacMillan, 2012
Topics / Australian Author /
Park, Louise
No book cover.
11037
Beachmaster, The
A bull seal loses his dominion as beachmaster over his section of beach and takes on a nearby car park, falling for a Morris Minor car. Whimsical story set in New Zealand, with lots of factual information about seals and their habits.
ISBN 9781869484286
Publisher Reed Publishing, 2006
Liddell, Carmel & Potter, Bruce (ill)
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794
Bear called Paddington, A
The Browns first met Paddington on a railway station. He had travelled all the way from darkest Peru with only a jar of marmalade, a suitcase and his hat. The Browns soon find that Paddington can make ordinary things become extraordinary.
ISBN 9780207112348
Series Paddington Bear series (5 books)
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, UK, 2001
Bond, Michael
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9562
Bear tale, A
Join Ted on a humorous trip exploring the slumps of bears and the wisdom of owls.
ISBN 9780734400796
Publisher Thomas C Lothian Pty Ltd, 2000
Topics / Australian Author /
Ingpen, Robert
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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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17641
Bears
A beautifully presented book about bears, including simple and interesting facts, an index, a glossary and web links.
ISBN 9780794503215
Series Usborne beginners series (13 of 28)
Publisher Usborne Publishing Ltd, 2003
Helbrough, Emma
No book cover.
913
Bears beware
A chance to see the famed Kodiak bear in Alaska is hampered by some bear hunters who are more interested in destroying life than preserving it. Bindi and her friend Katrina will stop at nothing to make sure the magnificent bears remain safe, but mother nature has plans of her own.
ISBN 9781864718324
Series Bindi wildlife adventures series (15 of 20)
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2011
Topics / Australian Author /
Irwin, Bindi and others
No book cover.
18646
Beastly nights
Jessica's family support her over several nights of scary nightmares, when she meets huge monsters and learns to overcome her fears.
ISBN 9781920731823
Publisher Fremantle Press, 2006
Topics / Australian Author /
Pyle, Elizabeth
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15254
Beetles
Simple, factual information about beetles, with beautifully presented photographs and illustrations. A glossary of terms and an index are included.
ISBN 9780123603760
Series Longman world of invertebrates series (10 books)
Publisher Pearson Education Australia, 2003
Meadows, Graham & Vial, Claire
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9504
Beginnings to Federation: the shortest history of Australia, volume 1
Nearly fifty million years crammed into forty pages. A brief description of prehistoric Australia, the history of Aboriginal peoples and thirty milestones in white Australian history up to the opening of the first Federal Parliament.
ISBN 9780864179791
Publisher Simon & Schuster, 2000
Simpson, Judith
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7811
Belvedere dreaming
Belvedere, the koala, dreams of visiting the city. He gathers all the essential items for taking such a long journey. Now, all Belvedere needs is a travelling companion.
ISBN 9780143500438
Publisher Puffin Australia, 2002
Topics / Australian Author /
Ryan, Kate & Harvey, Roland (ill)
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8954
Ben & Gracie's art adventure
When Ben and Gracie visit the art gallery, a gold coin transports them into the paintings of artist Frederick McCubbin. They venture back in time, meeting and travelling with new settlers to Australia. Ben and Gracie see the difficulties faced in the harsh Australian bush environment. As they venture deeper into the forest, the pair lose their way as night falls.
ISBN 9780734411426
Publisher Lothian Books, 2011
Topics / Australian Author /
Wilson, Mark
No book cover.
Ben and Tim's magical misadventures series
Ben and his brother, Tim, meddle with magic and that's always a dangerous thing to do. 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 Ben and Tim's magical misadventures series (3 books)
Forsyth, Kate & Vane, Mitch (ill)
No book cover.
819
Bermuda triangle
A collection of scary, true stories about the mysterious vanishings of planes and ships in an area of the ocean known as the Bermuda Triangle. Lots of interesting fact-finding with difficult vocabulary explained.
ISBN 9780751362664
Publisher Dorling Kindersley, 2000
Donkin, Andrew
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822
Bernice knows best
Hugh is a walking, talking disaster without any friends, until he meets Bernice. Her specialty is accident-prone boys but Hugh is a challenge even for Bernice.
ISBN 9780340622087
Series Aussie bites (84 books)
Publisher Hodder Headline Australia Pty Ltd, 1994
Dann, Max & Axelsen, Stephen (ill)
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6553
Best friends
Grace and Amy are best friends who share everything. When Amy starts playing with Lisa, Grace's stomach does flip flops because she doesn't want to share Amy with anyone else and she doesn't know what to do.
ISBN 9781862915718
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2004
Topics / Australian Author /
Walker, Sue & Dawson, Janine (ill)
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73759
Big bad bunnies
Sandra is scared of bunny rabbits. She's frightened of their nasty ears and evil bunny eyes. When the family visits the petting zoo with baby animals, Sandra hopes there won't be any bunnies there.
ISBN 9780143302285
Series Aussie bites (84 books)
Publisher Puffin Australia, 2006
Katz, Danny & Vane, Mitch (ill)
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1008
Big bad bushranger
A clever wombat is the perfect bushranger. He knows the best hiding spots in New South Wales.
ISBN 9781862918016
Series Great Australian yarns (7 books)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2009
Brown, Bob & Wood, Ben (ill)
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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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119996
Big black dog
Everyone may have been scared of Big Black Dog but Big Black Dog was scared of everything. Until, one day he has to be very brave. Find out if Big Black Dog will save his friend or if his fears win out.
ISBN 9781406302172
Publisher Walker Books, 2005
Glicksman, Caroline
No book cover.
15863
Big cats
Factual information about the big cat family with plenty of descriptions and images.
ISBN 9781405308786
Series Eyewonder series (22 books)
Publisher Dorling Kindersley, 2005
Lyon, Derek & Ling, Mary
No book cover.
57744
Big fat cow that goes kapow, The
Inside this book, you can meet Dave, the brave, and discover where worms learn to squirm. But, beware, there is also an exploding cow. Very humorous and very, very short stories told in rhyme.
ISBN 9780330424158
Publisher Pan MacMillan, 2008
Topics / Australian Author /
Griffiths, Andy
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15289
Big Ned's bushwalk
Ned's athletic family are worried that he is too quiet. When they send him on a bushwalk and a storm breaks, it is Ned's quiet observation skills that save the day.
ISBN 9780734407504
Publisher Thomas C Lothian Pty Ltd, 2005
Topics / Australian Author /
Laguna, Sofie & Cox, David
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15290
Big rain coming
This book invokes both a feeling of listlessness and of expectation. The children in an Aboriginal camp in northern Australia are waiting. Uncle Stephen predicts the big wet is coming but, day after day, the hot, dry weather continues.
ISBN 9780949714664
Publisher Roland Harvey Books, 1999
Germein, Katrina & Bancroft, Bronwyn (ill)
No book cover.
1921

New
Big red kangaroo
Far inland, where ocean is a dim memory, the sun floats on the waves of another bake-earth day. In the long shadows, a big red kangaroo licks his forearms and lets the early evening breeze wash over him.
ISBN 9781921720420
Publisher Walker Books, 2013
Topics / Australian Author /
Saxby, Claire & Byrne, Graham (ill)
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15078
Big toocool book, The
Contains Soccer superstar, Footy hero, Rugby great and Cricket legend.
ISBN 9781865046518
Series Toocool series (37 books)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2005
Topics / Australian Author /
Kettle, Phil
No book cover.
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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852
Big, big, big book of Tashi, The
Tashi is too cunning for the warlord and the wicked baron, and far too clever for the giant. He's craftier than the witch and quicker than the demon and much braver than the ghost. But, don't take his word for it.
ISBN 9781865085630
Series Tashi series (18 books)
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2001
Topics / Australian Author /
Fienberg, Anna & Barbara & Gamble, Kim (ill)
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45607
Big, blue whale
An introduction to these magnificent whales, the largest animals that have ever lived on earth. Davies is a zoologist who expresses in beautiful language factual information about blue whales.
ISBN 9781406312607
Series Nature storybooks series (5 of 16)
Publisher Walker Books, 2008
Topics / Year 4 easy reads /
Davies, Nicola & Maland, Nick (ill)
No book cover.
15041
Bilbies of Bliss, The
Matron runs the Bilbies' retirement home with an iron fist. New resident, Nina, challenges the unfair and unkind rules and the elderly bilbies get rid of the bullying matron.
ISBN 9780733307683
Publisher ABC Books, 2005
Topics / Australian Author /
Wild, Margaret & Young, Noela (ill)
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9766
Bilby secrets
Through a combination of story and fact, find out about the relatively unknown life of the endangered bilby, from birth to adulthood, and the natural world which it inhabits.
ISBN 9781921529320
Publisher Walker Books, 2011
Wignell, Edel & Jackson, Mark (ill)
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Billie B Brown
Meet Billie B Brown. She's brave, brilliant and bold and will become your best friend in no time. 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 Billie B Brown (15 books)
Rippin, Sally & Fukuoka, Aki (ill)
No book cover.
33005
Billie B Brown: bad butterfly, The
Billie B Brown has started ballet classes. She wants to be a famous ballerina but, when Billie tries to be a dainty butterfly like the other girls, things end in chaos.
ISBN 9781921564925
Series Billie B Brown (1 of 15)
Publisher Hardie Grant Egmont, 2010
Topics / Year 4 easy reads /
Rippin, Sally & Fukuoka, Aki (ill)
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11789
Billie B Brown: beautiful haircut, The
Billie B Brown is the best hairdresser in the world. She can make her dolls' hair beautiful so there should be no problem making her own hair beautiful, too.
ISBN 9781921690938
Series Billie B Brown (6 of 15)
Publisher Hardie Grant Egmont, 2010
Topics / Year 4 easy reads /
Rippin, Sally & Fukuoka, Aki (ill)
No book cover.
33857
Billie B Brown: best project, The
Billie's little brother is cute, but he can be annoying. Billie has to keep everything away from him. Especially the tower she has made for her school project.
ISBN 9781921848018
Series Billie B Brown (15 books)
Publisher Hardie Grant Egmont,
Topics / Australian Author /
Rippin, Sally & Fukuoka, Aki (ill)
No book cover.
54201
Billie B Brown: big sister, The
Billie can't wait for the new baby to arrive. She's even going to give it her favourite teddy! But what will happen when her parents go to hospital without her and Billie's teddy goes missing.
ISBN 9781921759789
Series Billie B Brown (9 of 15)
Publisher Hardie Grant Egmont, 2011
Topics / Australian Author /
Rippin, Sally & Fukuoka, Aki (ill)
No book cover.
3035
Billie B Brown: birthday mix-up, The
Billie's party is going to be the best ever. She has lots of fun games planned. But what if Billie's friends don't like her party, or what if they don't come.
ISBN 9781921759796
Series Billie B Brown (15 books)
Publisher Hardie Grant Egmont, 2011
Topics / Australian Author /
Rippin, Sally & Fukuoka, Aki (ill)
No book cover.
62515
Billie B Brown: bully buster, The
There is a bully at Billie's school who is being mean to everyone. Billie needs to do something.
ISBN 9781742973111
Series Billie B Brown (15 books)
Publisher Hardie Grant Egmont, 2012
Topics / Year 4 easy reads /
Rippin, Sally & Fukuoka, Aki (ill)
No book cover.
25103
Billie B Brown: copycat kid, The
The new girl at school won't stop copying Billie. It is so annoying, what can Billie do.
ISBN 9781742737744
Series Billie B Brown (15 books)
Publisher Hardie Grant Egmont, 2012
Topics / Australian Author /
Rippin, Sally & Fukuoka, Aki (ill)
No book cover.
24708
Billie B Brown: cutest pet ever, The
Billie has found the most adorable guinea pig in the pet shop. She is going to love it forever, if only she can convince her mum and dad.
ISBN 9781742970059
Series Billie B Brown (15 books)
Publisher Hardie Grant Egmont,
Topics / Australian Author /
Rippin, Sally & Fukuoka, Aki (ill)
No book cover.
33267
Billie B Brown: deep end, The
Billie's class used to swim in the little pool. But this year they are moving to the big one. Billie finds that a little scary.
ISBN 9781742971438
Series Billie B Brown (15 books)
Publisher Hardie Grant Egmont, 2012
Rippin, Sally & Fukuoka, Aki (ill)
No book cover.
88734
Billie B Brown: extra special helper, The
Billie B Brown is her teacher's helper at the zoo and she has to stop everyone from being naughty. If only they'd listen to her.
ISBN 9781921690921
Series Billie B Brown (5 of 15)
Publisher Hardie Grant Egmont, 2010
Topics / Year 4 easy reads /
Rippin, Sally & Fukuoka, Aki (ill)
No book cover.
44482
Billie B Brown: midnight feast, The
Billie B Brown and her best friend, Jack, are going to camp in Jack's backyard. They even have a whole packet of marshmallows for a midnight feast. But, it's very dark and scary out there alone.
ISBN 9781921564949
Series Billie B Brown (3 of 15)
Publisher Hardie Grant Egmont, 2010
Topics / Year 4 easy reads /
Rippin, Sally & Fukuoka, Aki (ill)
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53540
Billie B Brown: missing tooth, The
Billie has lost her first tooth. It's very small, so she has to take special care of it. She can't wait for the Tooth Fairy to come.
ISBN 9781742973104
Series Billie B Brown (15 books)
Publisher Hardie Grant Egmont, 2012
Topics / Australian Author /
Rippin, Sally & Fukuoka, Aki (ill)
No book cover.
3145
Billie B Brown: night fright
Billie loves hanging out with Rebecca's older sisters. They make her feel so grown-up. But is Billie grown-up enough to handle the scary movies they like.
ISBN 9781742971445
Series Billie B Brown (15 books)
Publisher Hardie Grant Egmont, 2012
Topics / Australian Author /
Rippin, Sally & Fukuoka, Aki (ill)
No book cover.
39614
Billie B Brown: perfect present, The
Billie B Brown is bursting with excitement. It is Christmas tomorrow. She knows her presents are hidden somewhere and starts searching for them. After all, a bit of peeking won't hurt.
ISBN 9781921759277
Series Billie B Brown (7 of 15)
Publisher Hardie Grant Egmont, 2010
Topics / Year 4 easy reads /
Rippin, Sally & Fukuoka, Aki (ill)
No book cover.
19570
Billie B Brown: pocket money blues, The
Billie is saving up for a special toy and Jack is helping her do jobs. But what happens when Jack wants to spend money on something else.
ISBN 9781742971421
Series Billie B Brown (15 books)
Publisher Hardie Grant Egmont, 2012
Topics / Australian Author /
Rippin, Sally & Fukuoka, Aki (ill)
No book cover.
33007
Billie B Brown: second-best friend, The
Billie B Brown has always been best friends with Jack. Now Rebecca wants to be her best friend. Billie doesn't know who to choose.
ISBN 9781921564956
Series Billie B Brown (4 of 15)
Publisher Hardie Grant Egmont, 2010
Topics / Year 4 easy reads /
Rippin, Sally & Fukuoka, Aki (ill)
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70559
Billie B Brown: secret message, The
Billie's family is off to the beach, but when they get there, her mum and dad just want to read books and nap. Will this be the most boring holiday ever.
ISBN 9781921759581
Series Billie B Brown (8 of 15)
Publisher Hardie Grant Egmont, 2011
Topics / Australian Author /
Rippin, Sally & Fukuoka, Aki (ill)
No book cover.
35564
Billie B Brown: soccer star, The
Billie B Brown and Jack usually do everything together. When Jack plays soccer with the boys, Billie feels left out. The boys say girls can't play soccer but Billie has other ideas.
ISBN 9781921564932
Series Billie B Brown (2 of 15)
Publisher Hardie Grant Egmont, 2010
Topics / Year 4 easy reads /
Rippin, Sally & Fukuoka, Aki (ill)
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19102
Billie B Brown: spotty holiday, The
Billie is going on a plane to visit her grandma. They are going to do so many fun things together. Nothing can go wrong with this holiday.
ISBN 9781742970042
Series Billie B Brown (15 books)
Publisher Hardie Grant Egmont,
Topics / Australian Author /
Rippin, Sally & Fukuoka, Aki (ill)
No book cover.
3927
Billie B Brown: the little lie
It's going to be the best story ever for Show and Tell. Especially if she adds in a crocodile.
ISBN 9781921848001
Series Billie B Brown (15 books)
Publisher Hardie Grant Egmont, 2011
Topics / Australian Author /
Rippin, Sally & Fukuoka, Aki (ill)
No book cover.
42016
Billy Slater loves to read
There is more to Billy Slater than just playing football, something he practises everyday.
Series Rugby League Reads 3-4 (99 books)
Publisher National Rugby League, 2010
Hirsch, Suzan
No book cover.
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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Bindi wildlife adventures 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 Bindi wildlife adventures series (20 books)
Irwin, Bindi and others
No book cover.
15417
Birds
An introduction to our feathered friends and their essential features. Simple explanations and beautiful illustrations help readers to find information.
ISBN 9780753456170
Series Kingfisher young knowledge series (19 books)
Publisher Kingfisher, 2003
Davies, Nicola
No book cover.
594
Birds
Factual information about birds with plenty of descriptions and images.
ISBN 9781405306782
Series Eyewonder series (22 books)
Publisher Dorling Kindersley, 2004
Dorling Kindersley (pub)
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9180
Birds
Keeping a bird is a big responsibility. Your bird relies on you for food, water and a safe place to live. If your bird is sick or injured, you need to make sure it gets proper care. Find out all you need to know about having a bird as a pet.
ISBN 9781740705646
Series Pets series (6 books)
Publisher Pearson Education Australia, 2009
Topics / Australian Author /
Pyers, Greg
No book cover.
12094
Birds build nests
Where, how and why birds build nests written in charming verses filled with highly descriptive language and beautiful illustrations.
ISBN 9781876289355
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2001
Winer,Yvonne & Oliver, Tony (ill)
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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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130871
Birk the berserker
Birk the Berserker is a young Viking who cannot be fierce. Even his own mother finds him embarrassing. Forced to go raiding, Birk is captured by villagers who plan to execute him. Eventually, the peaceful Birk can turn his back on violence.
ISBN 9781862916814
Publisher Omnibus Books, 2007
Topics / Australian Author /
Klein, Robin
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9558
Birth of the moon, The
The sun gives the moon as a gift to the animals, but it makes the moon come and go to remind the animals to appreciate it. Exciting pictures of the moon and the sun.
ISBN 9780735812499
Publisher North South Books, 2000
Hol, Coby
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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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4413
Bizarre dinosaurs: some very strange creatures and why we think they got that way
Meet a group of very strange creatures indeed. The characters include Masiakasaurus, a fiercesome beast whose mouth bristled with serrated, slightly hooked teeth; Deinocheirus with his ungainly long arms and huge triple claws; and Epedendrosaurus with a tiny body and pinky fingers as long as his arms.
ISBN 9781426303302
Publisher National Geographic Society, 2008
Sloan, Christopher
No book cover.
9963
Black crypt
All the adults in the village have lost their magic so it's up to the children to again confront the evil sorcerers. This takes them to the Black Crypt under the mountain and the realms of the undead.
ISBN 9781862916609
Series Sorcerer's tower series, The (3 of 4)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2008
Topics / Australian Author /
Irvine, Ian & Cornish, D M (ill)
No book cover.
11366
Black dog
Black dog and Christina live together in a little house near a forest. They have been best friends for a very long time. Then, suddenly, on a cold day in winter, everything begins to change.
ISBN 9780140543957
Publisher Puffin Australia, 1992
Topics / Australian Author /
Allen, Pamela
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871
Black fella white fella
Black fella white fella doesn't matter what your colour - the message is clear, We are all brothers and sisters no matter where we are from in this world.
ISBN 9780980794892
Publisher One Day Hill Pty Ltd, 2012
Murray, Neil
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15361
Black skin, white cow
The most coquettish cow on the farm decides that she no longer likes being black and white, but it's not easy for a cow to change her spots.
ISBN 9781741660975
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2004
Bernasconi, Pablo
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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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2097

New
Blast off - April
Come on board the Airship Cumulus with Jools the ocelot and Vern the meerkat as they travel the world to find the best stories, poems, plays, articles, puzzles and comics. A new magazine every month - so take your pick.
Series School magazine - Countdown and Blast Off - NEW SERIES 2014 (20 books)
Publisher NSW Department of Education and Communities,
Topics / Australian Author /
School magazine team
No book cover.
2199

New
Blast off - August
Come on board the Airship Cumulus with Jools the ocelot and Vern the meerkat as they travel the world to find the best stories, poems, plays, articles, puzzles and comics. A new magazine every month - so take your pick.
Series School magazine - Countdown and Blast Off - NEW SERIES 2014 (20 books)
Publisher NSW Department of Education and Communities,
Topics / Australian Author /
School magazine team
No book cover.
2249

New
Blast off - February
Come on board the Airship Cumulus with Jools the ocelot and Vern the meerkat as they travel the world to find the best stories, poems, plays, articles, puzzles and comics. A new magazine every month - so take your pick.
Series School magazine - Countdown and Blast Off - NEW SERIES 2014 (20 books)
Publisher NSW Department of Education and Communities,
Topics / Australian Author /
School magazine team
No book cover.
2053

New
Blast off - July
Come on board the Airship Cumulus with Jools the ocelot and Vern the meerkat as they travel the world to find the best stories, poems, plays, articles, puzzles and comics. A new magazine every month - so take your pick.
Series School magazine - Countdown and Blast Off - NEW SERIES 2014 (20 books)
Publisher NSW Department of Education and Communities,
Topics / Australian Author /
School magazine team
No book cover.
5523

New
Blast off - June
Come on board the Airship Cumulus with Jools the ocelot and Vern the meerkat as they travel the world to find the best stories, poems, plays, articles, puzzles and comics. A new magazine every month - so take your pick.
Series School magazine - Countdown and Blast Off - NEW SERIES 2014 (20 books)
Publisher NSW Department of Education and Communities,
Topics / Australian Author /
School magazine team
No book cover.
2076

New
Blast off - March
Come on board the Airship Cumulus with Jools the ocelot and Vern the meerkat as they travel the world to find the best stories, poems, plays, articles, puzzles and comics. A new magazine every month - so take your pick.
Series School magazine - Countdown and Blast Off - NEW SERIES 2014 (20 books)
Publisher NSW Department of Education and Communities,
Topics / Australian Author /
School magazine team
No book cover.
2153

New
Blast off - May
Come on board the Airship Cumulus with Jools the ocelot and Vern the meerkat as they travel the world to find the best stories, poems, plays, articles, puzzles and comics. A new magazine every month - so take your pick.
Series School magazine - Countdown and Blast Off - NEW SERIES 2014 (20 books)
Publisher NSW Department of Education and Communities,
Topics / Australian Author /
School magazine team
No book cover.
2247

New
Blast off - November
Come on board the Airship Cumulus with Jools the ocelot and Vern the meerkat as they travel the world to find the best stories, poems, plays, articles, puzzles and comics. A new magazine every month - so take your pick.
Series School magazine - Countdown and Blast Off - NEW SERIES 2014 (20 books)
Publisher NSW Department of Education and Communities,
Topics / Australian Author /
School magazine team
No book cover.
2209

New
Blast off - October
Come on board the Airship Cumulus with Jools the ocelot and Vern the meerkat as they travel the world to find the best stories, poems, plays, articles, puzzles and comics. A new magazine every month - so take your pick.
Series School magazine - Countdown and Blast Off - NEW SERIES 2014 (20 books)
Publisher NSW Department of Education and Communities,
Topics / Australian Author /
School magazine team
No book cover.
2204

New
Blast off - September
Come on board the Airship Cumulus with Jools the ocelot and Vern the meerkat as they travel the world to find the best stories, poems, plays, articles, puzzles and comics. A new magazine every month - so take your pick.
Series School magazine - Countdown and Blast Off - NEW SERIES 2014 (20 books)
Publisher NSW Department of Education and Communities,
Topics / Australian Author /
School magazine team
No book cover.
534
Blossom possum: the sky is falling down-under
A retelling of Henny Penny, substituting Australian animals and the bush environment. The sky is falling and Blossom Possum gathers the bushland creatures to journey beyond the black stump in search of the Prime Minister.
ISBN 9781865047942
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2006
Topics / Australian Author /
Newton, Gina & Niland, Kilmeny (ill)
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908
Blue hair day
Sonya and Margo's grandmother hated her grey hair, but she loved blue. Sonya and Margo want to solve gran's problem.
ISBN 9780141308258
Series Aussie nibbles (39 books)
Publisher Penguin, 2000
Moloney, James
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15363
Boat, The
On a hill near a village, an old man lives with a strange collection of unwanted animals. Mutual fear and distrust keep the villagers and the old man apart until a boat appears.
ISBN 9780864616388
Publisher Koala Books, 2004
Ward, Helen & Andrew, Ian (ill)
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33787
Bones
Find out about the incredible hard bits under your skin, your bones, and what you'd look like if you didn't have any. This book tells you where you can find your smallest and biggest bones, why your fingers bend more than your toes, how your bones are held together and how they heal if you break them.
ISBN 9780091893453
Series Little genius series (4 books)
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2006
Lennard, Kate & Gulliksen, Eivind (ill)
No book cover.
60378
Book bonanza
World book day is approaching and the Brownies are celebrating, and working towards their booklover badge.
ISBN 9781847151629
Series Brownies (8 of 8)
Publisher Stripes, 2011
Plaisted, Caroline
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Books for boys 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 Books for boys series (10 books)
Whybrow, Ian & Ross, Tony (ill)
No book cover.
16419
Boot thief, The
Boots are disappearing from the farm. Lucy and Jack try to discover who, or what, is the boot thief.
ISBN 9780734410009
Series Giggles series (3 books)
Publisher Lothian Books, 2007
Topics / Australian Author /
Heffernan, John & Axelsen, Stephen
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37886
Boris
Boris lives a rather quiet and simple life with his parents in Hogg Bay. His home is an old bus, which took his parents to numerous, exciting places around the world, but now it just sits. Boris dreams and pesters, agitating for the bus to travel once again, perhaps to Africa to see lions. One day, it finally happens, the bus is on the move, although not nearly as far as Boris anticipated.
ISBN 9780143305026
Series Boris (4 books)
Publisher Puffin Australia, 2011
Topics / Australian Author /
Joyner, Andrew
No book cover.
Boris
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Series Boris (4 books)
Joyner, Andrew
No book cover.
22319
Boris gets a lizard
Boris, the warthog, has pets galore but not yet the one he craves. His passion is the komodo dragon of Indonesia and, each week, he gives a talk to his class about its poisonous spit and sharp teeth. He writes to the zoo, inviting its komodo dragon to Hogg Bay for a holiday. Before even receiving a reply, Boris proudly announces its arrival and arranges a big, welcoming presentation.
ISBN 9780143305033
Series Boris (4 books)
Publisher Puffin Australia, 2011
Topics / Australian Author /
Joyner, Andrew
No book cover.
96083
Boris Monster scared of nothing
Boris is so scary and so ugly he scares himself when he catches a glimpse of himself in a mirror. To be forced to stay in a room full of mirrors would be the worst fate he could imagine. When Boris takes up ballet, he must face his worst fears.
ISBN 9781865044088
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2008
Laguna, Sofie & Redlich, Ben (ill)
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14606
Boris sees the light
Boris, the warthog, is having a sleepover, camping in the backyard with Frederick and Alice. They are not one bit scared of the dark, no way. But, they do wonder what that strange light is, moving around outside the tent.
ISBN 9780143305057
Series Boris (4 books)
Publisher Puffin Australia, 2011
Topics / Australian Author /
Joyner, Andrew
Image currently unavailable
121898
Bow-wow bugs a bug
Bow-wow may look like an average terrier, one that will face down every foe. However, there is one foe that Bow-Wow finds not only annoying but unusual. Bow-wow experiences the full gamut of emotions in this surreal, visual adventure.
ISBN 9780152058135
Publisher Harcourt Children's Books, 2007
Topics / Graphic novels /
Newgarden, Mark & Cash, Megan Montague
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9416
Box of chicks, A
Mervyn is entranced by the chicks as soon as he sees them at school, but he had not realised how many problems a box of chicks could cause.
ISBN 9780141313610
Series Aussie bites (84 books)
Publisher Penguin, 2002
Moloney, James
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46277
Boy and the toy, The
A father invents the best toy in the world to keep his son company while he goes away. In the beginning, the boy also thinks that the toy is wonderful, it can do anything. But, over time, the boy starts to wonder about the toy and begins to change his mind.
ISBN 9780670073627
Publisher Penguin Books Australia, 2010
Topics / Australian Author /
Hartnett, Sonya
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2046
Boy from Snowy River, The
George really wants to go to Big Spills Water World. It's a long way from Mumblegum, but Gran has the answer - an old stock horse and a race.
ISBN 9781862919976
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2014
Topics / Australian Author /
Howard, Edwina & Bond, Joe
No book cover.
13655
Boy racer
Henry's parents don't like his new friend, but his friend turns out to be the best one to help his Dad who is trying to win the charity go-kart race for work.
ISBN 9780340918005
Series Books for boys series (4 of 10)
Publisher Hodder Children's Books (UK), 2006
Whybrow, Ian & Ross, Tony (ill)
No book cover.
Boy vs beast
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 Boy vs beast (16 books)
Park, Mac
No book cover.
50450
Boy vs beast: Air
Everything you need to know about battling beasts in the air. Discover what you should take, what to look for and how to battle beasts and win. The battles with the beasts of Beastium continue.
ISBN 9781921931086
Series Boy vs beast (16 books)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2011
Topics / Year 4 easy reads /
Park, Mac
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3050
Boy vs beast: Aquamaxitor
Only a wall divides Earth from Beastium. The border guards protect the wall and Earth. Kai Masters, border guard and beast battler, is now a captain, and can choose other border guards to help him battle. More beasts have escaped from the Outlands back into Beastium. And now something strange has happened to the pests. Kai will need the help of Border Guard Ying Li and her robotic cat.
ISBN 9781921931178
Series Boy vs beast (16 books)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2012
Topics / Australian Author /
Park, Mac
Image currently unavailable
13520
Boy vs beast: Aquatan
When dead fish covered in glowing moss wash up on the beach, Kai knows it's time for battle. Kai chooses the Torpedo Bowshot to battle the water beast but doesn't know if it will work against toxic jellyfish.
ISBN 9781921684081
Series Boy vs beast (16 books)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2010
Topics / Year 4 easy reads /
Park, Mac
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2846
Boy vs beast: Aquaterros
Something strange is happening in Beastium. A new mutant beast is filling the water land with rocks. Border guard Kai must defeat the beast and battle well enough to prove himself a worthy Border Captain.
ISBN 9781921684302
Series Boy vs beast (16 books)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2011
Topics / Year 4 easy reads /
Park, Mac
No book cover.
16162
Boy vs beast: Chillterratan
Kai Masters is now a Border Captain and there are more beasts, , the Mega-mutants, in Beastium. Kai needs help. He must build a team and choose a battle partner.
ISBN 9781921684647
Series Boy vs beast (16 books)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2012
Topics / Year 4 easy reads /
Park, Mac
Image currently unavailable
4674
Boy vs beast: Flamatoraq
Eggs have hatched in Terradon but it is not a rock beast. Border guard Kai must battle the new mutant by trying out his new combo gear and super-fast jet.
ISBN 9781921684289
Series Boy vs beast (16 books)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2011
Topics / Year 4 easy reads /
Park, Mac
No book cover.
8473
Boy vs beast: Infernix
When strange-coloured fireballs set a garbage bin on fire, Kai knows it's time for battle. He hopes his Pyro-Foame will be able to hose down the Infamagon fire beast's fire-ball attack.
ISBN 9781921684067
Series Boy vs beast (16 books)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2010
Topics / Year 4 easy reads /
Park, Mac
Image currently unavailable
44146
Boy vs beast: Isolus
Kai Masters is a border guard, who together with his robotic dog, BC3, is charged with defending the borderlands against invading beasts. Kai has to travel by submarine to an icy land to take on the giant snow-lizard, Chillmaxatan.
ISBN 9781921684128
Series Boy vs beast (16 books)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2010
Topics / Year 4 easy reads /
Park, Mac
No book cover.
32056
Boy vs beast: Land
Everything you need to know about beast battling on the land. Discover what you should take, what to look out for and how to battle beasts and win. The battles with the beasts of Beastium continue.
ISBN 9781921931093
Series Boy vs beast (16 books)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2011
Topics / Year 4 easy reads /
Park, Mac
Image currently unavailable
99094
Boy vs beast: Sludgia
Only a wall divides Earth from the beasts of Beastium. Only Kia Masters, Border guard, and his dogbot defend the wall and protect Earth. When mud starts to fall from the sky, Kai knows it is time for battle. Kai and his Sludgebot will have to work hard to stop the mud beast. Things are going to get dirty.
ISBN 9781921684111
Series Boy vs beast (16 books)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2010
Topics / Year 4 easy reads /
Park, Mac
No book cover.
5413
Boy vs beast: Stormasaurix
Something strange is happening in Beastium. There is a dust storm in the wind land and a new mutant beast appears. Border guard Kai must try out his new gear in the battle against the beast.
ISBN 9781921684296
Series Boy vs beast (16 books)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2011
Topics / Year 4 easy reads /
Park, Mac
No book cover.
30140
Boy vs beast: Tempesta
Kai Masters is a border guard, who together with his robotic dog, BC3, defends the borderlands against invading beasts. If Kai succeeds in his battles, he will receive upgrades and new equipment. He must not fail. This time Kai has to fly to the borderland Tempesta, where the wind and fire lands meet, to take on an enormous dragon called Stormegadon.
ISBN 9781921684104
Series Boy vs beast (16 books)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2010
Topics / Year 4 easy reads /
Park, Mac
No book cover.
9462
Boy vs beast: Terradon
Kai Masters is a border guard who, together with his robotic dog BC3, is charged with defending the borderlands against invading beasts. If Kai succeeds in his battles, he will receive upgrades and new equipment. Kai must not fail. This time, Kai has to battle Terradon, a giant monster made of rock.
ISBN 9781921684098
Series Boy vs beast (16 books)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2010
Topics / Year 4 easy reads /
Park, Mac
Image currently unavailable
18769
Boy vs beast: Terraserpix
Kai Masters is a border guard and beast battler. Things have changed again in Beastium. There are new, mutant beasts that are bigger and stronger. Kai will have to learn quickly to battle these beasts and take them to the Outlands.
ISBN 9781921684272
Series Boy vs beast (16 books)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2011
Topics / Year 4 easy reads /
Park, Mac
No book cover.
30548
Boy vs beast: Terratoratan
Kai Masters is now a Border Captain and there are more beasts in Beastium. Mega-mutants. Kai needs help. He must build a team. He must choose a battle partner.
ISBN 9781921931185
Series Boy vs beast (16 books)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2012
Topics / Year 4 easy reads /
Park, Mac
Image currently unavailable
18896
Boy vs beast: Torlavasaur
Beasts have escaped from the Outlands and are back in Beastium. Two new beasts, Mega mutants, are fighting in the fire land. Kai and his battle partner, Jay Armstrong, must work out how to battle these beasts and win.
ISBN 9781921684630
Series Boy vs beast (16 books)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2012
Topics / Year 4 easy reads /
Park, Mac
Image currently unavailable
7118
Boy vs beast: Tornados
Only a wall lies between the Beasts of Beastium and Earth, and Kai Masters, border guard. When a freaky red tornado hits, Kai knows it's time for battle. Kai chooses his Astro-Jet Striker to battle the wind beast.
ISBN 9781921684074
Series Boy vs beast (16 books)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2010
Topics / Year 4 easy reads /
Park, Mac
Image currently unavailable
45258
Boy vs beast: Volcan
Kai Masters is a border guard, who together with his robotic dog, BC3, is charged with defending the borderlands against invading beasts. This time, Kai has to travel to the lava land, Volcon, to take on the fire-beast, Lavamaxasau. This may prove to be his biggest challenge yet.
ISBN 9781921684135
Series Boy vs beast (16 books)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2010
Topics / Year 4 easy reads /
Park, Mac
No book cover.
8121
Boy who cried wolf, The
Whenever Harry is made to do something he doesn't like, he shouts 'Wolf' and everyone runs away. This means that Harry is left to do exactly what he wants. A retelling of a famous fable, with an unexpected ending.
ISBN 9781842708330
Publisher Andersen Press Ltd, 2008
Ross, Tony
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12847
Boy who had (nearly) everything, The
Billy Humble must show Lucky Fries O'Mighty, who gets everything he wants, what he's missing out on.
ISBN 9780340918029
Series Books for boys series (6 of 10)
Publisher Hodder Children's Books (UK), 2006
Whybrow, Ian & Ross, Tony (ill)
No book cover.
7244
Brains
Find out all about that incredible machine inside your head, your brain. This book tells you what your brain would feel like if you could touch it, which bit of your brain does what, how it remembers things and what it gets up to while you're fast asleep.
ISBN 9780764136702
Series Little genius series (4 books)
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2007
Lennard, Kate & Gulliksen, Eivind (ill)
No book cover.
29589
Brave little penguin
Little Penguin loves being with his dad. When Papa goes fishing, Little Penguin isn't happy but decides to be brave and have an adventure of his own.
ISBN 9781741690835
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2008
Topics / Australian Author /
Pignataro, Anna
Image currently unavailable
9478
Bravest ever bear, The
A picture book about the bravest bear, the persistent penguin, opportunistic wolf, boastful bear and sly dragon. The problem is everyone wants to tell the story their own way.
ISBN 9780744578645
Publisher Walker Books, 2001
Ahlberg, Allan
Image currently unavailable
31866
Bravo
Once upon a time, there was a little girl called Helena. Her life was almost perfect. Only one thing spoiled it. Helena's father couldn't speak normally. Everything he said came out in a roar and was way too loud.
ISBN 9781877467721
Publisher Gecko Press, 2011
Waechter, P & Port, M; Spencer, S (trans)
No book cover.
17484
Brian the giant
Brian, the Giant, has made muffins but they keep disappearing. Brian needs to find out who is responsible for the thefts.
ISBN 9781844289639
Publisher Walker Books, 2005
French, Vivian & Heap, Sue (ill)
Image currently unavailable
3338
Brief history of the island of Dipsquittie, A
A cautionary tale set on an imaginary island with monsters, heroes and interesting characters and events. What the islanders do to each other when they declare war on each other, involving custard and Christmas puddings among other things is one thing, but, once the real enemy is let loose, ordinary people do extraordinary things.
ISBN 9781862917620
Publisher Omnibus Books, 2008
Martin, Carol Ann (aka Professor Walter Loder-Bull)
Image currently unavailable
13782
Brilliant Billy does his bit
Billy has been learning about World War II at school and, in particular, about rationing, allotments and how to make something out of nothing, including bananas out of parsnips.
ISBN 9781842708552
Publisher Andersen Press Ltd, 2009
Topics / Year 4 easy reads /
Hutton, Simon & Glicksman, Caroline (ill)
No book cover.
15236
Brown bears
Simple, factual information about brown bears, with beautifully presented photographs and illustrations. A glossary of terms and an index are included.
ISBN 9780733936289
Series Longman world of animals series (20 books)
Publisher Pearson Education Australia, 2002
Meadows, Graham & Vial, Claire
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Brownies
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 Brownies (8 books)
Plaisted, Caroline
No book cover.
72328
Brucie saves Christmas
Brucie, the joey kangaroo, loves reading books and doing science reports. When a catastrophe occurs that will prevent Santa from delivering the presents, Brucie must use all his smarts to help Santa fly the ute on Christmas Eve.
ISBN 9781741692266
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2009
Topics / Australian Author /
Morrison, Yvonne & Pike, Michelle (ill)
Image currently unavailable
989
Bugalugs bum thief, The
Skeeta Anderson woke up one morning to find that his bum was gone. And not only his bum, but the bum of every single person in the town of Bugalugs.
ISBN 9780143300847
Series Aussie bites (84 books)
Publisher Penguin, 2003
Winton, Tim
Image currently unavailable
585
Bugs
Factual information about bugs with plenty of descriptions and images.
ISBN 9781405308793
Series Eyewonder series (22 books)
Publisher Dorling Kindersley, 2005
Pierce-Kelly, Paul
Image currently unavailable
15232
Builders
A look at animals that build and the reasons why they do it. The book includes simple factual information, beautifully presented photographs and illustrations, a glossary and an index.
ISBN 9780733937675
Series Longman animal lifestyles series (6 books)
Publisher Pearson Education Australia, 2002
Ballance, Alison
Image currently unavailable
1435
Bullet trains
Bullet trains originated in Japan and they're the fastest trains on Earth. Find out about the history of bullet trains, the technology that makes their high speeds possible and what bullet trains may be like in the future.
ISBN 9781600142864
Series Torque series (12 books)
Publisher Bellwether Media, Inc, 2010
Von Finn, Denny
No book cover.
10309
Bumblebee
A bumblebee queen's life is a busy one. She pollinates plants, builds wax honey-pots and lays eggs to produce future queens, male drones and the workers who make honey and defend the colony. Sadly, bumblebee numbers are in dramatic decline.
ISBN 9781847800084
Publisher Frances Lincoln, 2011
Wilson, J V & Kennaway, Adrienne (ill)
Image currently unavailable
11275
Bunch of daisies, A
Daisy shares stories, jokes and titbits. Find out how floppyitis gets Daisy out of all her chores, colours Daisy has invented and what animals look like from underneath.
ISBN 9780099448037
Series Daisy series (5 of 15)
Publisher Red Fox, 2006
Topics / Year 4 easy reads /
Gray, Kes & Sharratt, Nick (ill)
No book cover.
9358
Burglar Bill
When Burglar Bill is burgled by Burglar Betty and finds a baby in a box, he changes his wicked ways.
ISBN 9780140503012
Publisher Puffin UK, 1999
Ahlberg, Janet & Allan
Image currently unavailable
15229
Burrowers
A look at animals that burrow. The book includes simple factual information, beautifully presented photographs and illustrations, a glossary and an index.
ISBN 9780733937668
Series Longman animal lifestyles series (6 books)
Publisher Pearson Education Australia, 2002
Ballance, Alison
Image currently unavailable
75199
Bush concert, The
There has been a terrible drought and a multitude of Australian birds put on a gala concert to cheer themselves up. There is singing and dancing and magic tricks, but the final performance is the perfect end to a wonderful bush concert. Told in humorous rhyme.
ISBN 9781862919150
Publisher Omnibus Books, 2011
Topics / Australian Author /
Visser, Helga
Image currently unavailable
1273
Bush holiday
Auntie Doreen is taking the kids on a real bush holiday, like they wouldn't believe.
ISBN 9781742990019
Series Mates - great Australian yarns (16 books)
Publisher Omnibus Books, 2013
Norrington, Leonie & McKenna Brenton E (ill)
No book cover.
22596
Bushfire
Bindi and her friend spend an exhausting day helping out at the Australian Wildlife Hospital, caring for the victims of a local bushfire.
ISBN 9781864719987
Series Bindi wildlife adventures series (3 of 20)
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2010
Topics / Australian Author /
Irwin, Bindi and others
No book cover.
77862
Buster's naughty tricks
Lily's kitten, Buster, is so cute but he claws the furniture and knocks precious things off shelves. Mum and Dad are beginning to lose their patience. Lily makes excuses for Buster but, when he wrecks her costume for the school play, she's really upset. The Kitten Club girls must come up with some ideas to keep the naughty little kitten occupied and out of trouble.
ISBN 9781847151698
Series Kitten club (6 books)
Publisher Stripes, 2011
Mongredien, Sue
No book cover.
5320
Busy life of Ernestine Buckmeister, The
Ernestine is in over her head. From Monday through to Sunday, Ernestine's week is packed with after-school lessons. She does tuba, knitting, sculpting, water ballet, yoga, yodelling and karate. Overwhelmed and exhausted, Ernestine decides to take matters into her own hands.
ISBN 9780979974694
Publisher Flashlight Press, 2011
Ravin Lodding, Linda & Beaky, Suzanne (ill)
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15255
Butterflies & moths
Simple, factual information about butterflies and moths, with beautifully presented photographs and illustrations. A glossary of terms and an index are included.
ISBN 9780123603708
Series Longman world of invertebrates series (10 books)
Publisher Pearson Education Australia, 2003
Meadows, Graham & Vial, Claire
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37672
Butterflies and caterpillars
Test yourself on questions about butterflies and caterpillars. Don't look at the answers till you've had a go. Spectacular full colour photographs of these beautiful and fascinating insects show on every page.
ISBN 9780545003926
Series True or false series (2 of 5)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2008
Berger, Melvin & Gilda
No book cover.
9500
Butterflies and other insects
The life span, mating behaviour, diet and self defence of butterflies and other insects, are revealed with amazing facts, relevant definitions and key terms.
ISBN 9781930643420
Publisher Thameside Press, 2001
Topics / Australian Author /
Morgan, Sally
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9543
Butterflies fly
This beautifully illustrated poetry book accurately describes fifteen different species of butterfly.
ISBN 9781876289010
Publisher Margaret Hamilton, 2000
Winer, Yvonne & Lloyd-Jones, Karen (ill)
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72124
Butterflies in my stomach and other school hazards
On his first day of school, a little boy struggles with missing his dog and the oddities of the English language. Perhaps he really will be in a big pickle on the bus. He doesn't want to open a can of worms but it is all a bit confusing.
ISBN 9780864618924
Publisher Koala Books, 2008
Topics / Year 4 easy reads /
Bloch, Serge
No book cover.
56138
Butterfly's circus
Butterfly is no ordinary girl. On the day she is born, jealous Romola casts a wicked spell that causes little Butterfly to grow wings. She is different from all the other children, but when the future of the circus is put in danger, Butterfly finds a way to save it from closing.
ISBN 9780733322594
Publisher HarperCollins Australia, 2010
Topics / Australian Author /
Goldstein, Nikki & Contreras, Melissa (ill)
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35240
Buttons the runaway puppy
Sophie often sees old Mr Jenkins walking his puppy, Buttons, and wishes she could own a dog. Buttons loves the outdoors and is always running off, even though she knows she shouldn't. When Sophie sees Buttons climb out of the window, she thinks the puppy is running away again. But, Buttons isn't playing this time. Something at home is very wrong and she needs to let Sophie know.
ISBN 9781847150875
Series Kittens & puppies (Holly Webb) (8 books)
Publisher Stripes, 2009
Webb, Holly & Williams, Sophy (ill)
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3386
Buzz off
Noor can't sleep. An annoying fly will not leave hime alone. Noor even thinks he can hear it talking. If only he knew how to get rid of flies.
ISBN 9781862918481
Series Mates - great Australian yarns (16 books)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2011
Topics / Australian Author /
Abdel-Fattah, Randa & McGuiness, Dan (ill)
No book cover.