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1021
Cabbage patch war, The
Chris is in the middle of a feud between her Dad and her neighbour. It is a very funny fight over a cabbage which turns into an out and out war.
ISBN 9780140382433
Publisher Penguin, 1996
Topics / Australian Author /
Jennings, Paul
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1022
Cafe on Callisto, The
An amusing story about a light-hearted journey through space and time, with a father and his daughter searching for the perfect planet.
ISBN 9780864613325
Publisher Koala Books, 2001
Topics / Australian Author /
French, Jackie
No book cover.
9423
Camille and the sunflowers
Camille, the son of the local postman, meets the yellow man, a painter called Vincent. This book is based on the life of Vincent van Gogh and includes several reproductions of Van Gogh's work.
ISBN 9780711210509
Publisher Frances Lincoln, 2001
Anholt, Laurence
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25700
Camouflage
The Irwins have been invited to Singapore for the opening of a reptile park. While they are there, a Komodo dragon disappears from her enclosure.
ISBN 9781864719994
Series Bindi wildlife adventures series (4 of 20)
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2010
Topics / Australian Author /
Irwin, Bindi and others
No book cover.
17975
Can you catch a mermaid
Eliza befriends a mermaid named Freya and loves to play with her. When Freya loses her special mirror, she is unable to return to the sea. Eliza finds the mirror but hides it so Freya will stay with her. Eventually, she realises her mistake.
ISBN 9781841212968
Publisher Orchard Books, 2003
Ray, Jane
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15553
Can you whistle, Johanna
Berra doesn't have a grandfather and Ulf suggests there are plenty of old men at the retirement home who would do as a grandfather. They go there to find a grandfather, ideally one who eats pig's trotters, invites you to tea and who can teach you to whistle.
ISBN 9781571430571
Publisher Gecko Press, 2005
Stark, Ulf
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18919
Caper of the Crown Jewels: United Kingdom
England's most prized possession, the Crown Jewels, has vanished from the Tower of London. Secret Agent Jack Stalwart must triumph in his battle against a master magician to save the Jewels before they go missing forever.
ISBN 9781602860131
Series Jack Stalwart, Secret agent series (4 of 12)
Publisher Red Fox, 2006
Singer Hunt, Elizabeth & Wiliamson, Brian (ill)
No book cover.
9940
Captain Abdul's pirate school
Adventure story about Maisy Pickles who is sent to pirate school. At the school, she uncovers a sinister plot and uses her pirate skills to try to avoid disaster.
ISBN 9781844281381
Publisher Walker Books, 2005
McNaughton, Colin
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26708
Captain Blunderbolt
Captain Blunderbolt is a hopeless bushranger. And, Alberta, Maudie and Tully think he reminds them of someone that they know.
ISBN 9781862918238
Series Mates - great Australian yarns (16 books)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2011
Topics / Australian Author /
Martin, Carol Ann & Morris, Loren (ill)
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527
Captain Gallant
In his dreams, Guy becomes Captain Gallant, a hero with a devoted crew who have unusual powers. Answering a distress call, Gallant rushes to rescue stranded Martian children whose parents have been kidnapped.
ISBN 9780732995973
Publisher MacMillan, 2005
Alexander, Goldie & Hamill, Dion (ill)
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17993
Captain Pepper's pets
Captain Pepper wants a new pet. He wants to be famous so a boring old parrot just won't do. The Captain gets his pirate crew to find the perfect pet. When they bring him a python, Captain Pepper is delighted but it may not prove to be the perfect pet.
ISBN 9780753410424
Publisher Kingfisher, 2004
Grindley, Sally & Parkins, David (ill)
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124718
Captain Pugwash
Captain Pugwash and cabin boy, Tom, spy a ship with a mound of treasure and set off in hot pursuit. They must beware of Cut-throat Jake and his crew.
ISBN 9781845078218
Publisher Frances Lincoln, 2007
Ryan, John
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18535
Caravan kids
A family holiday in a caravan leads to an adventure for Sally and her family. Sally dreams of being a writer and so her Mum suggests she make her own story about the trip.
ISBN 9781876944445
Series Making tracks (2 of 17)
Publisher National Museum of Australia Press, 2006
Topics / Australian Author /
Hathorn, Libby & Connor, Julie (ill)
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4745
Carnivore curse, The
Captain Teggs and his faithful dinosaur crew, aboard the spaceship DSS Sauropod, must save King Jerk, a peaceful carnivore king, from deadly space mumps. Teggs must survive the mysterious carnivore curse and prevent a violent war.
ISBN 9781862302563
Series Astrosaurs series (15 of 17)
Publisher Red Fox, 2009
Cole, Steve
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9477
Cars, trains and motorcycles
The basic scientific theory behind land transport with information on wheels, engines, suspension and steering. Plans and instructions for a working model car are included. Diagrams and cutaway artwork reveal how cars, trains and motorcycles work.
ISBN 9780749647308
Publisher Watts Publishing Group, 2003
Oxlade, Chris
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8088
Casper Candlewacks in death by pigeon
Most villages have an idiot, but Casper Candlewacks' village is full of them. So, being bright and the only boy with any sense makes poor Casper something of an outsider. When famous magician the Great Tiramisu curses the village, Casper's father is blamed and sentenced to death by pigeon. It's up to Casper and his best friend to find the magician, reverse the curse and save the day.
ISBN 9780007411559
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, UK, 2011
Brett, Ivan
No book cover.
13850
Cassowary's egg, The
Carla, a very bossy cassowary, leaves her partner, Calvin, to look after their egg for twenty-one days. But, the egg gets stolen and Calvin must find a way to get it back before Carla returns.
ISBN 9781877035081
Publisher Brolly Books, 2006
Topics / Australian Author /
Fleming, Gary
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579
Castle and knight
The exciting world of castles and knights from epic sieges to dramatic combat, with thrilling jousts and lavish banquets.
ISBN 9781405309837
Series Eyewonder series (22 books)
Publisher Dorling Kindersley, 2006
Dorling Kindersley (pub)
No book cover.
9428
Castle diary: journal of a young page
The thirteenth century journal of eleven year old, Tobias Burgess. In 1285, Tobias was a page at the castle of his uncle, John Burgess, Baron of Strandborough. Colourful renderings of the castle, the hunt, a tournament and harvest time are included.
ISBN 9780744582208
Publisher Walker Books, 2001
Platt, Richard & Riddell, Chris (ill)
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21219
Castle of the zombies
One night, Ollie Johnson wakes suddenly and surprises an intruder, a Fixer. When Ollie steps outside, he is plunged into a strange medieval world, where walls can have ears and eyes, and brains, and stomachs too. The despicable Lord Wight wants to take over everything and everyone, and only a couple of kids stand in his way. One of them is still in his pyjamas.
ISBN 9781862918542
Series The Fixers (1 of 4)
Publisher Omnibus Books, 2010
Williams, Sean & O'Connor, Nial (ill)
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12477
Castles
Answers to the questions young children ask about the wonderful world of castles and the people who lived in them. Attractive layout and pictures with lots of great information in easy to read chunks, a very appealing text.
ISBN 9780746051269
Series Usborne beginners series (2 of 28)
Publisher Usborne Publishing Ltd, 2003
Turnbull, Stephanie
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2834
Cat
Sometimes this adventurous cat is the victim and sometimes it is the victor. The story is told through the illustrations more than the words with lots of humour. A great book for reading the pictures.
ISBN 9781876288808
Publisher Working Title Press, 2007
Topics / Australian Author /
Dumbleton, Mike & Smith, Craig (ill)
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18079
Cat and mouse in a haunted house
Lost in a dark, spooky forest, Geronimo finds shelter in a crumbling mansion that is, unfortunately, haunted by cats.
ISBN 9780439559652
Series Geronimo Stilton series (3 of 56)
Publisher Scholastic US, 2004
Stilton, Geronimo
No book cover.
1089
Cat chocolate
An amusing tale of chocolate and revenge.
ISBN 9781862913776
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2000
Topics / Australian Author /
Darling, Kate
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88543
Cat on the mat is flat, The
Funny stories with silly pictures about a rat with a bat and a flat cat, also a duck with a truck that sucks up muck. A wonderful spoof on simple readers.
ISBN 9780330422604
Publisher Pan MacMillan, 2006
Topics / Australian Author /
Griffiths, Andy & Denton, Terry (ill)
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18338
Cat who got carried away, The
Gus and Gloria have a lot of running to do, Mrs Gaskitt hardly ever gets out of bed and something dreadful happens to Horace. A fast-paced family comedy.
ISBN 9781844280988
Publisher Walker Books, 2005
Ahlberg, Allan & McEwen, Katharine (ill)
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8861
Catching the speedy thief
Jamie and Tom decide to try crabbing and they manage to catch a real prehistoric crab. When looking it up in the Fossil Finder, a sneaky Velociraptor runs up and grabs the Finder. The boys must get it back. If they don't, future scientists might find their computer buried with a dinosaur fossil and that could mess up the whole of dinosaur science. The chase is on to catch the fast and cunning Velociraptor.
ISBN 9780192720962
Series Dinosaur Cove series (5 of 12)
Publisher Oxford University Press, 2008
Stone, Rex & Spoor, Mike (ill)
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12407
Caterpillar, butterfly
A child and her grandfather watch as a family of tiny caterpillar eggs turn into beautiful butterflies. At each stage, the story reveals their awe at the magic of what is happening. The illustrations come with notes on the scientific details.
ISBN 9780744562828
Series Nature storybooks series (6 of 16)
Publisher Walker Books, 1993
Topics / Year 4 easy reads /
French, Vivian & Voake, Charlotte (ill)
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9493
Caterpillars
One of the Minibeasts series, describing the physical characteristics, behaviour and habitat of a variety of caterpillars.
ISBN 9780749650001
Publisher Franklin Watts, 2003
Watts, Barrie
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9187
Caterpillars and butterflies
If you have ever wondered how many times butterflies flap their wings every second read this beautifully presented book on caterpillars and butterflies, including simple and interesting facts, an index, a glossary and web links.
ISBN 9780746074473
Series Usborne beginners series (15 of 28)
Publisher Usborne Publishing Ltd, 2006
Turnbull, Stephanie
No book cover.
17792
Cats
A beautifully presented book about cats, including simple and interesting facts, an index, a glossary and web links.
ISBN 9780794504878
Series Usborne beginners series (19 of 28)
Publisher Usborne Publishing Ltd, 1999
Milbourne, Anna
No book cover.
4682
Cats
Having a cat is a big responsibility. Your cat relies on you for food, water and a safe place to live. If your cat is sick or injured, it relies on you to make sure it gets proper care. Find out all you need to know about having a cat as a pet.
ISBN 9781740705653
Series Pets series (6 books)
Publisher Pearson Education Australia, 2009
Topics / Australian Author /
Pyers, Greg
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9490
Caves
An introduction to how sea and underground caves are made and the unusual rock formations and animal life that are found in them.
ISBN 9781588109682
Publisher Heinemann, 2002
Llewellyn, Claire
No book cover.
53654
Celebrate Hanukkah
Find out about the history, meaning, symbols and celebration of Hanukkah, a special event in the Jewish calendar. Eye-catching photographs show Jewish children all over the world preparing for and celebrating this special time of year.
ISBN 9781426302930
Publisher National Geographic Society, 2008
Heiligman, Deborah
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15210
Chameleons
Simple factual information about chameleons. The book includes beautifully presented photographs and illustrations, a glossary and an index.
ISBN 9780733937590
Series Longman world of amphibians and reptiles series (10 books)
Publisher Pearson Education Australia, 2002
Meadows, Graham & Vial, Claire
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1123
Changes
Joseph Kaye is beset by bizarre and threatening changes occurring around him, including the arrival of a new baby.
ISBN 9780744554281
Publisher Walker Books, 1997
Browne, Anthony
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7814
Chantelle's cloak
When Mum's new baby is born, Chantelle doesn't want to be a big sister. All she wants is a special, magical cloak so she can make herself invisible.
ISBN 9780143306382
Series Aussie nibbles (39 books)
Publisher Puffin Australia, 2011
Topics / Australian Author /
Marwood, Lorraine & Bell, Jocelyn (ill)
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8612
Charge of the three-horned monster
Jamie and Tom return to their secret dinosaur world. They spot a village in the distance and set off to investigate. When they meet a herd of Triceratops, the only way to avoid being trampled is to hitch a ride on their backs. The boys realise too late that the huts are in fact termite hills. With insects swarming all over them, the Triceratops charge. The boys must hang on or be killed under giant feet.
ISBN 9780192720931
Series Dinosaur Cove series (2 of 12)
Publisher Oxford University Press, 2008
Stone, Rex & Spoor, Mike (ill)
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18528
Charlie Cook's favourite book
A fun, entertaining stroll through eleven books woven into one. Charlie reads his favourite book, in which a character reads a favourite book, in which another character reads another favourite book.
ISBN 9781405034692
Publisher MacMillan, 2005
Donaldson, Julia & Scheffler, Axel (ill)
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1134
Charm school
Robust, no nonsense Bonny has a healthy attitude to herself and others that enables her to survive a day at Charm School although she is involved in some hilarious episodes along the way.
ISBN 9780440864004
Publisher Corgi Books, 2000
Fine, Anne
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5604
Chaucer the cat and the animal pilgrims
A group of pilgrims gather in Paris at Notre Dame. Their leader, Chaucer, the cat from London, suggests they pass the time by retelling stories from their countries of origin, including Australia, the West Indies, Africa, North America, China and India.
ISBN 9780747547907
Publisher Bloomsbury, 2002
Borlenghi, Patricia
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18085
Cheese-coloured camper, A
Geronimo's grandfather, known as Cheap Mouse Willy, is back at The Rodent's Gazette, and determined to cause trouble. He wanted to publish a guide book to Ratzikistan, the Siberia of Mouse Island. And he orders Geronimo to go there to write it.
ISBN 9780439691390
Series Geronimo Stilton series (16 of 56)
Publisher Scholastic US, 2005
Stilton, Geronimo
No book cover.
15237
Cheetahs
Simple, factual information about cheetahs, with beautifully presented photographs and illustrations. A glossary of terms and an index are included.
ISBN 9780733936272
Series Longman world of animals series (20 books)
Publisher Pearson Education Australia, 2002
Meadows, Graham & Vial, Claire
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28139
Chicken dance
Marge and Lola are two chickens on a mission. They must win the barnyard talent contest to win tickets to see the famous singer, Elvis Poultry. But, first, they have to summon up enough talent to score higher than those heckling ducks.
ISBN 9781402753664
Publisher Sterling Publishing Co, 2009
Sauer, Tammi & Santat, Dan (ill)
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15137
Chidi only likes blue: an African book of colours
Nneka's little brother, Chidi, is always saying his favourite colour is blue. Could it be that he just doesn't know any others? Nneka decides to teach him nine colours seen in their African village, from pink flowers to the yellow gari they eat.
ISBN 9780711211674
Publisher Frances Lincoln, 1997
Onyefulu, Ifeoma
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25924
Child's garden: a story of hope, A
In a ruined village, torn apart by war, a barbed wire fence cuts off a little boy from the hills he loved to walk in. One day, after rain, he sees a tiny, green shoot breaking through the rubble.
ISBN 9781406312072
Publisher Walker Books, 2009
Foreman, Michael
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7334
Chook shed snake
Mum's on to Dad again about the state of the chook yard. It's patched with sheets of old iron, a toilet pan, a tractor wheel and an old car bonnet. It's time to fix it up. But, the trouble that Dad's in with Mum is nothing compared to the mischief that a slithery, brown snake has in mind.
ISBN 9781862918115
Series Mates - great Australian yarns (16 books)
Publisher Omnibus Books, 2009
Topics / Australian Author /
Cummings, Phil & Holfeld, Greg (ill)
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38590
Christmas catastrophe
A ski trip lands Geronimo into hopsital for Christmas.
ISBN 9780545009027
Series Geronimo Stilton series (56 books)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2007
Stilton, Geronimo
No book cover.
83664
Christmas cheer
Meet five best friends, Charlie, Katie, Grace, Jamila and Ellie, who've just joined the Brownies. Christmas is coming and the Brownies are getting into the spirit. With presents to make, festive goodies to bake for the unit Christmas party and a trip to the local pantomime, the girls eagerly set about setting up Christmas Cheer. Now, if only it would snow.
ISBN 9781847151407
Series Brownies (7 of 8)
Publisher Stripes, 2010
Plaisted, Caroline
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19376
Christmas tale, A
It was Christmas time on Mouse Island, and I couldn't wait to celebrate with my friends and family. But, then I discovered that they were all traveling out of town for the holidays and I'd be spending Christmas alone.
ISBN 9780439791311
Series Geronimo Stilton series (56 books)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2005
Stilton, Geronimo
No book cover.
25590
Christmas toy factory, The
Grandfather William wanted me to research a new story. He asked me to dress up like Santa Claus and let lots of little mouselets sit on my lap.
ISBN 9780439841184
Series Geronimo Stilton series (27 of 56)
Publisher Scholastic UK, 2006
Stilton, Geronimo
No book cover.
9555
Chrysanthemum
Chrysanthemum thinks that she has a perfect name, until she goes to school. Victoria says her name is a flower and only just fits on her badge. School gets worse until she meets the music teacher, Mrs Delphinium Twinkle, and suddenly blossoms.
ISBN 9780340727942
Publisher Hodder & Stoughton, 1998
Henkes, Kevin
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9395
Church mice in action, The
The Church Mice are involved in one of their madcap schemes to earn money by entering Sampson in cat shows. Unfortunately, Sampson gets kidnapped by a couple of criminals on a tandem bike and the mice have to go to his rescue.
ISBN 9780333493366
Publisher Pan Macmillan London, 1997
Oakley, Graham
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9396
Church mice take a break, The
The church mice become stowaways but things go wrong when they find themselves stranded, alone, miles from home. The weather breaks and they almost give up hope of getting back until they find a fossil which holds the answer.
ISBN 9780340727881
Publisher Hodder & Stoughton, 2000
Oakley, Graham
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7576
Cinderfella
Cinderfella from the Planet Jetsonia meets Princess Esmerelda of the Planet Earth and strange things happen.
ISBN 9780141312651
Series Aussie nibbles (39 books)
Publisher Puffin Australia, 2001
Bates, Dianne & Viska, Peter (ill)
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53765
Cindy-Ella, an Aussie Cinderella
Aussie Cinderella who is hard-working, has a fairy godnanna and a lost thong is after Steve, the best sheep shearer in town.
ISBN 9781741690811
Series Great Australian yarns (7 books)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2008
Champion, T & Singleton, G (ill)
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66456
Circus camp
Summer has arrived and it's time for the annual 1st Badenbridge Brownie camping weekend. They're off to Waddow Hall and the five best friends can hardly wait. When they arrive, the girls discover the weekend has a circus theme but that's not the only surprise in store.
ISBN 9781847151308
Series Brownies (6 of 8)
Publisher Stripes, 2010
Plaisted, Caroline
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8973
Circus pony, The
When Bonnie and Sam find a fabulous picture of a girl balancing on a horse, they decide to enter the local Talent Night with some trick riding of their own. They decide that Tricky and Bonnie will make the perfect team. When they find out that animals are not allowed in the talent night. it seems like the end of their dream.
ISBN 9781741148879
Series Bonnie and Sam (2 of 3)
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2007
Topics / Australian Author /
Lester, Alison & Harvey, Roland (ill)
No book cover.
15305
Clancy of the Overflow
This classic Australian poem, more than a hundred years old, comes alive with fresh illustrations of the outback that Paterson loved so well.
ISBN 9781865045276
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2002
Topics / Australian Author /
Paterson, A B (Banjo) & Niland, Kilmeny (ill)
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11560
Clancy's long, long walk
Sam decides to walk to Steamers, a fantastic beach about six kilometres away from home. Sam's little brother, Clancy, wants to go too. Mum and Dad say it's too far and that Clancy isn't big enough. But, Clancy is very determined.
ISBN 9780143302889
Publisher Puffin Australia, 2007
Topics / Australian Author /
Gleeson, Libby
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Clarice Bean picture books
Any two books from this series may be read as Challenge books and up to five more can be read as personal choice books. Go to the online booklists for the PRC ID of the individual books in this series.
Series Clarice Bean picture books (3 books)
Child, Lauren
No book cover.
12471
Clarice Bean, that's me
Clarice Bean's mother retreats to the bathtub with candles and language tapes, her father scoots off to his big fancy office and Grandad spends all his time asleep with a cat on his head, leaving Clarice with two painful brothers and a boy-mad sister.
ISBN 9781841215839
Series Clarice Bean picture books (3 books)
Publisher Orchard Books, 2000
Child, Lauren
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79928
Claws of Christmas, The
Captain Teggs and his crew of astrosaurs are on their way home for Christmas when they encounter millions of Christmas presents flying through space. Teggs and his crew are ordered to take the presents back to Santa Claus and his elfosauruses. But, all is not merry this Christmas on the North Pole star and they will have to track down whoever's determined to spoil Christmas.
ISBN 9781862302532
Series Astrosaurs series (12 of 17)
Publisher Red Fox, 2007
Cole, Steve
No book cover.
37937
Clementine Rose and the surprise visitor
When Clementine's scary Aunt Violet arrives unexpectedly, the house hold is thrown into disarray. What is it that Aunt Violet really wants, and what is she carrying in her mysterious black bag?
ISBN 9781742755410
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2012
Topics / Australian Author /
Harvey, Jacqueline
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1215
Clever Trevor's stupendous inventions
When he confiscates Trevor's power pants and tries to profit by them, the teacher becomes the target of Trevor's inventiveness, in this book about inventors and inventions.
ISBN 9780141305110
Publisher Penguin, 1999
Weldon, Andrew
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33112
Click go the shears
The Australian song is probably the most wide spread and enduring of the old-time shearers' songs. The tune came from an American Civil War song, Ring the Bell, Watchman, and was written by Henry Lawson. The song was first published in written format in 1946 and versions don't seem to differ much. The version in this book is as sung by A L Lloyd in the 1950s.
ISBN 9780207180941
Publisher Angus & Robertson (HarperCollins), 2011
Topics / Australians at war /
Ingpen, Robert (ill)
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43960
Click go the shears
The illustrations breathe new life into this classic Australian folksong. The eccentric shearers have their work cut out for them but still find time for fun.
ISBN 9781741690828
Series Great Australian yarns (7 books)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2008
Lance, Charlotte
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10110
Cliffhanger
From climbing and abseiling to canoeing and a crazy bucket race, the adventure holiday promises to be full of action. Tim has just one problem, he is hopeless at sports of any kind. He wonders how he will survive the horrors of an activity-packed week.
ISBN 9780440868552
Publisher Corgi Books, 2009
Wilson, Jacqueline & Sharratt, Nick (ill)
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15231
Climbers
A look at animals that climb. The book includes simple factual information, beautifully presented photographs and illustrations, a glossary and an index.
ISBN 9780733937750
Series Longman animal lifestyles series (6 books)
Publisher Pearson Education Australia, 2002
Ballance, Alison
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9417
Climbing Mount Sugarbin
Nathan loves pistons, drive shafts and carburettors. He's entering Lightning Rager in the new section of the annual Mount Sugarbin Hill Climb Race.
ISBN 9780143300199
Series Aussie bites (84 books)
Publisher Penguin, 2003
Harvey, Pam
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18076
Clinton Gregory's secret
Clinton Gregory has a secret. Actually, Clinton has at least seven secrets just from last week. Every night, when no-one else is looking, Clinton does extraordinary things. He befriends a dragon, teaches a stegosaurus a new trick and flies around the world on a plate of spaghetti. Look in the pictures for a clue to Clinton's next secret.
ISBN 9780810993648
Publisher Harry N Abrams Inc, 2008
Topics / Australian Author /
Whatley, Bruce
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11612
Cloud princess, The
Hidden in the castle of Rosie's great-aunt are lots of little princesses, ready to whisk her away on a magical adventure.
ISBN 9780099488392
Series Little princesses series (10 of 12)
Publisher Red Fox, 2007
Chase, Katie
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32650
Cloud tea monkeys
Tashi lives in a tiny village below the tea plantations where her mother earns a living. One day, her mother falls ill and Tashi must pick tea to earn the money for a doctor. But, she is too small to reach the tender shoots and the cruel Overseer sends her away empty-handed. Tashi needs a miracle.
ISBN 9781406300925
Publisher Walker Books, 2010
Peet, Mal & Graham, Elspeth & Wijngaard, Juan (ill)
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67129
Coastal treasure hunter
The coastline of any land is a treasure trove of marine creatures, plant life, rocks and crystals to be protected and enjoyed. Here you can see what to look for, how to prepare and protect yourself. Although some of the weblinks provided are located in the United Kingdom (looking at tides and weather for safe exploration), there are similar sites providing Australian information.
ISBN 9781408126936
Series White Wolves non-fiction series (7 books)
Publisher A & C Black, 2010
Spilsbury, Louise
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1154

New
Cockadoodle-doo Mr Sultana
The Sultan is greedy and lazy and has no feelings for his subjects. Out hunting one day, one of his diamond buttons falls off his shirt and a poor woman's rooster finds it and wants to give it to the woman. However, the sultan's servants see and chase him, retrieving the diamond. The rooster embarks on a mission to get the diamond back for the poor woman.
ISBN 9780007489985
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, UK, 2012
Morpurgo, Michael & Rayner, Shoo (ill)
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Cockroach cup, The
Everyone is looking for a top cockroach to win the Cockroach Cup. From the moment that Cool scuttles out into torchlight, he, or she, is obviously a champion. But, Cup Day brings more than a few surprises.
ISBN 9780091831523
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 1998
Topics / Australian Author /
Caraher, Kim
No book cover.
93684
Cocky who cried dingo, The
Cocky is a cheeky trickster who loves nothing more than pulling pranks on the other birds. But, when Cocky's tricks get him into real trouble, he finally learns his lesson. An hilarious rhyming adaptation of The Boy Who Cried Wolf.
ISBN 9781921541421
Publisher Little Hare Books, 2010
Topics / Australian Author /
Morrison, Yvonne & McKenzie, Heath (ill)
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30487
Cold paws, warm heart
Far away in the land of snow and ice lives Cold Paws, a lonely polar bear. Cold Paws shivers and wonders why he always feels cold inside. But, when little Hannah from the village becomes his friend, the cold feeling inside begins to melt away.
ISBN 9781406301908
Publisher Walker Books, 2006
Floyd, Madeleine
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51852
Coliseum con, The: graphic novel
The Pirate Cats are up to no good, again. This time, Bonzo and company travel to Rome, in the year 80 AD, for the opening of the Colosseum, Rome's largest amphitheatre. The evil felines want the world to think that they designed the Coliseum, and to infiltrate the Senate by posing as nobility. Geronimo and friends must hop into their speedy time machine and expose the cats' wily plot.
ISBN 9781597071727
Series Geronimo Stilton series (3 of 56)
Publisher MacMillan, 2009
Topics / Graphic novels /
Stilton, Geronimo
No book cover.
14911
Collecting colour
Rose and her friend, Olive, love going bush in Arnhem Land to collect 'colour' and pandanus leaves for weaving baskets, bags and mats.
ISBN 9780734410221
Publisher Lothian Books, 2008
Topics / Australian Author /
Dunstan, Kylie
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12486
Collector, The
When Uncle Max's best flying pigeons disappear, Luke's cat, Q, is blamed. Dad threatens to send Q away to the animal refuge for unwanted pets. Luke and Bree must solve the mystery perhaps with a little help from Q himself.
ISBN 9780734406651
Publisher Thomas C Lothian Pty Ltd, 2004
Topics / Australian Author /
Hawke, Rosanne & Pignataro, Anna (ill)
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1244
Come back Gizmo
In the third book about the gizmo, a new set of characters become embroiled in hilarious, embarrassing scenes when lovesick Jimmy locks his pet dog in the car boot to win the affections of the snooty girl next door. The gizmo soon works its magic, with Jimmy soon living to regret his moment of selfishness.
ISBN 9780140378450
Publisher Penguin, 1996
Topics / Australian Author /
Jennings, Paul
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52249
Come by chance
Bertha found an abandoned home in the middle of nowhere and fixed it up. She called her home, Come by chance, and that is what happened. All sorts of animals, sheep, kangaroos and a cat, came to her door during the cold winter. She took them all in and cared for them until summer.
ISBN 9781921150845
Publisher Walker Books, 2009
Topics / Australian Author /
Winch, Madeleine
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4334
Communications technology
Since ancient times, people have been fascinated by how things work. This series features the design and technology of machines that are part of our daily lives, and explains where and how they are used and the materials from which they are made.
ISBN 9780732997441
Series How does it work (1 of 6)
Publisher MacMillan, 2005
Topics / Australian Author /
Hilvert, John & Bruce, Linda
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15205
Constricting snakes
Simple factual information about constricting snakes. The book includes beautifully presented photographs and illustrations, a glossary and an index.
ISBN 9780733937651
Series Longman world of amphibians and reptiles series (10 books)
Publisher Pearson Education Australia, 2002
Meadows, Graham & Vial, Claire
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18553
Convicted: the unwonderful world of kids, crims and other convict capers
This book presents Australia's convict history in a fun way for young readers. There are plenty of pictures and amazing facts to show just how tough it was to be an early Australian convict.
ISBN 9781920878603
Publisher Hardie Grant Egmont, 2006
Clark, Anna & Crowley, Kate (ill)
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11143
Cool bananas
Claudia visits her Grandpa for the first time and finds he is an embarrassing surprise. She doesn't know how she will survive her holiday.
ISBN 9780733321108
Series ABC kids (3 books)
Publisher ABC Books, 2007
Topics / Australian Author /
Harris, Christine & Guthridge, Bettina (ill)
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9529
Copper tin cup, The
The copper tin cup belongs to Sammy Carl. His initials are carved below the rim, it fits perfectly into his small hand and seems to have been made for him. But the cup was made many years ago for his great-aunt, Serena Carlotta.
ISBN 9780744556209
Publisher Walker Books, 2000
Schaefer, Carole Lexa & Fellows, Stan
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9536
Corduroy
Corduroy is a teddy bear who searches for his missing button because he believes that, if he is perfect, he will be loved and bought.
ISBN 9780140501735
Publisher Penguin, 1988
Topics / Australian Author /
Freeman, Don
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2042

New
Countdown - April
Set sail with Captain Ahab the spider, Shasta the Brolga and Bob the odd-job otter on the SS Webweaver as they go with the flow and find the best stories, poems, plays, articles, puzzles and comics.
Series School magazine - Countdown and Blast Off - NEW SERIES 2014 (20 books)
Publisher NSW Department of Education and Communities,
School magazine team
No book cover.
2110

New
Countdown - August
Set sail with Captain Ahab the spider, Shasta the Brolga and Bob the odd-job otter on the SS Webweaver as they go with the flow and find the best stories, poems, plays, articles, puzzles and comics.
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.
2190

New
Countdown - February
Set sail with Captain Ahab the spider, Shasta the Brolga and Bob the odd-job otter on the SS Webweaver as they go with the flow and find the best stories, poems, plays, articles, puzzles and comics.
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.
1338

New
Countdown - July
Set sail with Captain Ahab the spider, Shasta the Brolga and Bob the odd-job otter on the SS Webweaver as they go with the flow and find the best stories, poems, plays, articles, puzzles and comics.
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.
2060

New
Countdown - June
Set sail with Captain Ahab the spider, Shasta the Brolga and Bob the odd-job otter on the SS Webweaver as they go with the flow and find the best stories, poems, plays, articles, puzzles and comics.
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.
2019

New
Countdown - March
Set sail with Captain Ahab the spider, Shasta the Brolga and Bob the odd-job otter on the SS Webweaver as they go with the flow and find the best stories, poems, plays, articles, puzzles and comics.
Series School magazine - Countdown and Blast Off - NEW SERIES 2014 (20 books)
Publisher NSW Department of Education and Communities,
School magazine team
No book cover.
2052

New
Countdown - May
Set sail with Captain Ahab the spider, Shasta the Brolga and Bob the odd-job otter on the SS Webweaver as they go with the flow and find the best stories, poems, plays, articles, puzzles and comics.
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.
2150

New
Countdown - November
Set sail with Captain Ahab the spider, Shasta the Brolga and Bob the odd-job otter on the SS Webweaver as they go with the flow and find the best stories, poems, plays, articles, puzzles and comics.
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.
2120

New
Countdown - October
Set sail with Captain Ahab the spider, Shasta the Brolga and Bob the odd-job otter on the SS Webweaver as they go with the flow and find the best stories, poems, plays, articles, puzzles and comics.
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.
2113

New
Countdown - September
Set sail with Captain Ahab the spider, Shasta the Brolga and Bob the odd-job otter on the SS Webweaver as they go with the flow and find the best stories, poems, plays, articles, puzzles and comics.
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.
1261
Counting on Frank
Frank counts on everything. He is always calculating things like how many whales will fit in his house. His dad says, 'If you've got a brain, then use it', and Frank does.
ISBN 9780207173226
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, UK, 1990
Topics / Australian Author /
Clement, Rod
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1266
Crackle
Earl wakes up one morning to find his hair sticking up like a toothbrush. He can't get it to stay down and he keeps on getting into trouble with everyone because of his weird appearance. Earl doesn't know what to do.
ISBN 9780141304137
Series Aussie bites (84 books)
Publisher Penguin, 1999
Clark, Margaret
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24805
Crazy hair
Bonnie tries to tame Mister's hair but to no avail. Birds and beasts of every type jostle for space among the curls and tresses of this hairy book.
ISBN 9780747595991
Publisher Bloomsbury, 2010
Gaiman, Neil & McKean, Dave (ill)
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41157
Crikey
Everyone in the class at Yabby Creek school is bringing a pet to meet the famous TV star zoologist, Davina Dabchick. All except Joe who doesn't have a pet. That is, until he meets Crikey.
ISBN 9781862918245
Series Mates - great Australian yarns (16 books)
Publisher Omnibus Books, 2010
Topics / Australian Author /
Carroll, Jane & Carroll, Zannah & Edser, Chris (ill)
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20890
Croc capers
The Irwins are crocodile-tagging in Cape York. Bindi and Robert meet a father and daughter who don't seem to belong up there.
ISBN 9781864718522
Series Bindi wildlife adventures series (7 of 20)
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2010
Topics / Australian Author /
Irwin, Bindi and others
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15433
Croc on the loose
Crocodiles haven't been seen in Curlew Creek for years, so Sam is surprised and excited when his dog finds a baby croc. What is he going to do with it? His mum tells him to take it out of the bath, his dad tells him to put it back in the creek.
ISBN 9781877073137
Publisher Word Weavers Press, 2004
Topics / Australian Author /
Baldwin, Grace MacDonald
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8562
Crooked Mick
Crooked Mick can do anything, even ride lighning bolts bareback. There's no-one else like him in the Outback. And, he can turn up anywhere, at any time.
ISBN 9781862918153
Series Mates - great Australian yarns (16 books)
Publisher Omnibus Books, 2010
Topics / Australian Author /
Luckett, Dave & Joyner, Andrew (ill)
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9431
Crossing of the Blue Mountains, The
A history of the exploration of the Blue Mountains, with delightful illustrations.
ISBN 9781863887076
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 1997
Boardman, Alan & Harvey, Roland (ill)
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64671
Crow and the waterhole
Crow is so lacking in self-esteem that she doesn't realise what a special crow she is. She wishes she could be more like the 'other' crows she sees. She flies off to seek her destiny and to discover that she is all these things and more.
ISBN 9781863683036
Publisher Fremantle Press, 2007
Topics / Australian Author /
Kwaymullina, Ambelin
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7918
Crusher Kevin
Charlie can't wait until his new house is finished being built. Then, his parents have said he can have a dog. Charlie imagines all sorts of dogs and names but he is surprised with the dog he eventually owns.
ISBN 9780143305637
Series Aussie nibbles (39 books)
Publisher Puffin Australia, 2011
Topics / Australian Author /
Matthews, Penny & McLean, Andrew (ill)
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Cryptic casebook of Coco Carlomagno series - NEW SERIES 2014
Any two books from this series may be read as Challenge books and up to five more can be read as personal choice books. Go to the online booklists for the PRC ID of the individual books in this series.
Series Cryptic casebook of Coco Carlomagno series - NEW SERIES 2014 (3 books)
Dubosarsky, Ursula & Denton, Terry (ill)
No book cover.
2294
Cubby house, The
Becky has great ideas for cubby houses but they never seem to work out. Midge has moved in next door and Becky gets her to help. But, Midge just sits quietly, waiting for the cubby to be ready. One day, Midge invites Becky to her house and, in the backyard, there is a beautiful cubby that looks like a real house. Becky is impressed but there is something more exciting out the window.
ISBN 9780143303800
Series Aussie nibbles (39 books)
Publisher Puffin Australia, 2009
Dubosarsky, Ursula & Vane, Mitch (ill)
No book cover.
22487
Curly and the Fent
The Fent is an animal that can only be seen by Curly and his enemy, Billy Green, the bully next door. After the baby Fent, Pook, appears in Curly's cupboard in the middle of the night, he gets blamed at school and at home for the trouble caused by Pook's mischief. When Curly and Billy are used to lure the Fent into a trap, the rescue has surprising results.
ISBN 9781741662924
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2008
Topics / Australian Author /
Morgan, Sally & Kwaymullina, A & Kwaymullina, B & Kwaymullina, E & Hill, Adam (ill)
No book cover.
17181
Curse of the cheese pyramid, The
I climbed on board a camel that would take me across the desert to the Great Cheese Pyramid. There, among mummies and hieroglyphics, I would learn the secret of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient Mouse World.
ISBN 9780439559645
Series Geronimo Stilton series (2 of 56)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2004
Stilton, Geronimo
No book cover.
27750
Curse of the vampire
Ollie is lost. The world he came from is just one of many. Some of them are almost identical to his. Others contain cyborg pirates, living castles, talking cats and, now, hungry vampires too. Getting back home is proving surprisingly difficult. Fleeing from the eerie Fixers, Ollie lands in a village, cursed by blood-sucking neighbours.
ISBN 9781862918566
Series The Fixers (3 of 4)
Publisher Omnibus Books, 2011
Williams, Sean & O'Connor, Nial (ill)
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