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ID Title Author  
15046
S.W.A.L.K.
Preston Pig writes to his friend Max. He thinks nothing interesting ever happens in his life but perhaps it does and Preston just doesn't notice.
ISBN 9780007145676
Publisher Collins, 2003
McNaughton, Colin
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15109
Saggy baggy elephant, The
An elephant worries that his skin is wrinkly and saggy. When he meets his herd, he realises that he is just right.
ISBN 9780375925900
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2003
Jackson, Kathryn & Tenggren, Gustaf (ill)
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35311
Sam and his dad
When Sam grows up, he wants to be just like his dad. Sam's dad is an artist and Sam's life is full of creativity, exploration and adventure, as he plays with his little brother, goes to the park, visits a farm and goes on holiday, all in the company of the long-suffering but affectionate dad he loves so much.
ISBN 9780980607086
Publisher Wilkins Farago Pty Ltd, 2011
Bloch, Serge
No book cover.
9898
Sam the cat
Sam lives very happily in a tumbledown house with Jane and Ian. But, when they bring home a baby boy, not only does the baby get all the attention, he even steals Sam's name.
ISBN 9781921504297
Publisher Working Title Press, 2012
Topics / Australian Author /
Bowring, Sam & McLean, Andrew (ill)
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19198
Sam's bush journey
Sam is a city boy who doesn't much care about the wonders of the bush. The shrubs are scratchy and the mosquitoes bite. Sam thinks he wouldn't care if the bush disappeared.
ISBN 9781921541049
Publisher Little Hare Books, 2009
Morgan, Sally & Kwaymullina, Ezekiel & Bancroft, Bronwyn (ill)
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13924
Samantha Seagull's sandals
Samantha Seagull longs to be different and thinks that new shoes will do the trick. She tries many pairs but none provide the desired effect. Then, one day, something changes.
ISBN 9780949130037
Publisher Childerset Publishers, 2004
Topics / Australian Author /
Winch, Gordon
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74295
Samuel's kisses
Samuel loves going shopping with his mum. He smiles and blows kisses to all the unhappy shoppers, spreading fun and happiness to all those around him.
ISBN 9781921042157
Publisher New Frontier Publishing, 2010
Topics / Australian Author /
Collum, Karen & Geddes, Serena (ill)
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22996
Sandcastle, The
Jack loves building sandcastles but no matter how strongly he builds them, the sea always sweeps them away. Then, one night, a seagull outside his window wakes him up and calls him down to the beach. There, Jack finds the sandcastle he built the day before but it's now very different.
ISBN 9781845078003
Publisher Koala Books, 2001
Robertson, M P
No book cover.
15219
Sandy shores (Habitats of the world)
Simple text, suitable for an independent reader, with beautifully presented photographic illustrations, looking at examples of the plant and animal life that inhabit sandy shores. Includes good information, a glossary of terms and an index.
ISBN 9780733925122
Series Habitats of the world series (10 books)
Publisher Pearson Education Australia, 2001
Topics / Environment /
Ballance, Alison
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31710
Santa's Aussie holiday
Fun book about Santa Claus picking a holiday destination. This year he is off to Australia. Some key tourist destinations are mentioned as Santa makes the most of his vacation.
ISBN 9781741690187
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2007
Topics / Australian Author /
Farrer, Maria & Walker, Anna (ill)
No book cover.
101427
Santa's big red helper
With Clifford helping out Santa Claus, it's going to be a big red Christmas.
ISBN 9780439791502
Series Clifford series (77 books)
Publisher Scholastic US, 2005
Bridwell, Norman
No book cover.
34463
Savannah dreams
From Sunday to Saturday, Savannah and her family go looking for bush tucker. Her father, mother, brother and sister each find food to bring home to share, but Savannah only finds pieces of rubbish and junk. At the end of the week, Savannah's brother is wondering why they bother to bring her along at all. But, eventually, he discovers that Savannah's imagination is important too.
ISBN 9781921714030
Publisher Little Hare Books, 2011
Topics / Australian Author /
Stewart, Lola
No book cover.
2852
Scallywags blow their top, The
The Scallywags are a band of unruly wolves who find it hard to behave properly. But after they storm out of the forest show, they meet their match in the shape of a little sheep. it's not long before they are begging to be accepted again by the other animals.
ISBN 9780340988152
Publisher Hodder Children's Books (UK), 2010
Melling, David
No book cover.
18013
Scaredy cat and the boo
Scaredy Cat, as his name suggests, is scared. He's frightened of just about everything, from noises to shadows. When he meets Boo, a little mouse, with a lot of confidence, Scaredy Cat is introduced to a wider world.
ISBN 9780340917794
Publisher Hodder Children's Books (UK), 2008
Broad, Michael
No book cover.
10724
Scarface claw
Scarface Claw, Hairy Maclary's enemy, is at the centre of this story. Like most bullies, however, the cat turns out to be not quite as tough as he looks.
ISBN 9780140568868
Series Hairy Maclary and Friends series (20 books)
Publisher Penguin Books Ltd, UK, 2003
Dodd, Lynley
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17488
Scary dog
Bonzo goes to 'Dog School' to learn how to scare cats. When his family gets a new kitten, he forgets all he has learned.
ISBN 9781844289455
Publisher Walker Books, 2005
Anderson, Scoular
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57553
Schnitzel von Krumm's basketwork
Schnitzel von Krumm is devastated when his family replaces his worn out, smelly old basket with a new one, which is not quite right.
ISBN 9780140555578
Series Hairy Maclary and Friends series (20 books)
Publisher Puffin UK, 1996
Dodd, Lynley
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27767
Schnitzel von Krumm: dogs never climb trees
When Hairy Maclary decides to snoop inside a delivery van, he is in for a chaotic adventure. Hairy creates even more havoc than usual.
ISBN 9780733311222
Series Hairy Maclary and Friends series (20 books)
Publisher HarperCollins Australia, 2002
Dodd, Lynley
No book cover.
22466
Schnitzel von Krumm: forget-me-not
Schnitzel von Krumm's family is going on a holiday. It's all of a puzzle to Schnitzel and soon his meddling leads to a spot of bother.
ISBN 9780733320606
Series Hairy Maclary and Friends series (20 books)
Publisher ABC Books, 2007
Dodd, Lynley
No book cover.
15394
School trip, The
Tracey and Sam are off to the museum for a school trip but Matthew Tibbs is missing. They have an adventure exploring all the exhibits especially the dinosaurs. When it's time to go home, Matthew Tibbs still can't be found.
ISBN 9780340547199
Publisher Hodder Children's Books (Australia), 1996
Butterworth, Nick
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15280
Schools of fish (Marine life for young readers)
Very simple text with full page photographic illustrations that teach about fish that live in schools. Contains a glossary and index.
ISBN 9780733926884
Series Marine life for young readers series (20 books)
Publisher Pearson Education Australia, 2001
Swartz, Stanley L & Yin, Robert (phot)
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6214
Scruff sheep
Scruff sheep is the one sheep on the farm who is always late and who almost always leads to disaster. But, one day, he might just be in the right place to help a little hen with a very big problem.
ISBN 9780192791634
Publisher Oxford University Press, 2006
Church, Caroline Jayne
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23302
Scrummy
Sunny McCloud thinks her family is like a sandwich. She's the yummy cheese, her twin brothers are the salady, occasionally annoying, goodness bits and her parents are the slices of bread, keeping everything together. But, it seems a bit boring and Sunny wants to add some exciting ingredients, like bananas and ice cream.
ISBN 9781408309360
Publisher Orchard Books, 2010
Hodgkinson, Leigh
No book cover.
15281
Scuba divers and their under-water friends (Marine life for young readers)
Very simple text with full page photographic illustrations that teach about the friendly animals encountered by scuba divers. Contains a glossary and index.
ISBN 9780733926853
Series Marine life for young readers series (20 books)
Publisher Pearson Education Australia, 2001
Swartz, Stanley L & Yin, Robert (phot)
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15072
Scuffy the tugboat
Scuffy escapes from his owners and floats out to sea. He really enjoys his freedom until things become dangerous.
ISBN 9780307105479
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2003
Crampton, Gertrude & Gergely, Tibor (ill)
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25788
Sea creatures
Through beautiful photographs and interesting facts, find out about many of the interesting, beautiful and scary sea creatures that we might encounter in Australian seas. Discover what makes them unique and how they live.
ISBN 9781742451183
Series All about Australia series (4 books)
Publisher Australian Geographic Education, 2012
Mahoney, Melanie (ed) & Madden, Bec (ed)
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15282
Sea horses and pipefish (Marine life for young readers)
Very simple text with full page photographic illustrations that teach about sea horses and pipefish. Contains a glossary and index.
ISBN 9780733926822
Series Marine life for young readers series (20 books)
Publisher Pearson Education Australia, 2001
Swartz, Stanley L & Yin, Robert (phot)
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31153
Sea of words, A: an ABC of the deep blue sea
Fantastic alphabet book of aquatic animals, with each letter making great use of alliteration and supported by amazing illustration.
ISBN 9780975839003
Publisher Silkim Books, 2006
Topics / Australian Author /
Toft, Kim Michelle
No book cover.
15268
Sea turtles (Marine life for young readers)
Very simple text with full page photographic illustrations that teach about marine life such as sea turtles. Contains a glossary and index.
ISBN 9780733912931
Series Marine life for young readers series (20 books)
Publisher Longman, 1999
Swartz, Stanley L & Yin, Robert (phot)
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12059
Sea-Breeze Hotel, The
Life is tough at the Sea-Breeze Hotel where the strong winds are keeping guests away. Young Sam comes up with the perfect solution of how to fill the hotel with people who appreciate the breeze.
ISBN 9780947241414
Publisher Margaret Hamilton, 1995
Topics / Australian Author /
Vaughan, Marcia
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25425

New
Seadog
Seadog is not a working dog, he doesn't fetch, is not a performer of tricks and is not clean, shiny or fluffy, but he is full of energy and is lots of fun.
ISBN 9781742756509
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2013
Topics / Australian Author /
Saxby, Claire & Jellett, Tom (ill)
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18345
Seadragon sea
Ten baby seahorses need to find their way to the seagrass meadow. One seahorse is left behind and encounters various sea creatures on the journey to the meadow. A counting book based on marine animals.
ISBN 9781876288617
Publisher Working Title Press, 2005
Spurling, Margaret & Snell, Danny (ill)
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15283
Seals and sea lions (Marine life for young readers)
Very simple text with full page photographic illustrations that teach about seals and sea lions. Contains a glossary and index.
ISBN 9780733926792
Series Marine life for young readers series (20 books)
Publisher Pearson Education Australia, 2001
Swartz, Stanley L & Yin, Robert (phot)
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7360
Search for the perfect child, The
People say that there is no such thing as the perfect child. Fido Fonteyn, the cleverest, sharpest, coolest dog detective in the whole world, is on a mission to sniff one out.
ISBN 9781406306019
Publisher Walker Books, 2007
Fearnley, Jan
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15269
Seashells (Marine life for young readers)
Very simple text with full page photographic illustrations that teach about marine life such as seashells. Contains a glossary and index.
ISBN 9780733912993
Series Marine life for young readers series (20 books)
Publisher Longman, 1999
Swartz, Stanley L & Yin, Robert (phot)
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11198
Sebastian lives in a hat
Four month old Sebastian's mother has been killed at the side of the road. The tiny wombat must be nursed carefully by the author if he is to survive and finally be returned to the wild. When Sebastian first comes into her life, he fits inside a hat.
ISBN 9781862910980
Publisher Omnibus Books, 2008
Catterwell, Thelma & Argent, Kerry (ill)
No book cover.
38218
See me grow
Watch baby animals grow up and find out all about their amazing life cycles.
ISBN 9781407131542
Publisher Scholastic US, 2012
Arlon, Penelope & Gordon-Harris, Tory
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17243
Selfish crocodile, The
Crocodile refuses to allow any other animal to bathe or drink in his river. One day, he develops a toothache and only one animal is brave enough to help.
ISBN 9780747541936
Publisher Bloomsbury, 1999
Faustin, Charles & Terry, Michael (ill)
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15156
Seven more sleeps
Babs, the baby, Fog, the dog, and mum count down the sleeps until the party. On the day, there is a big surprise.
ISBN 9781876288389
Publisher Working Title Press, 2004
Wild, Margaret & Rawlins, Donna (ill)
No book cover.
64765
Seven ways to catch the moon
Equipped with a butterfly net, a little girl tries to catch the moon by hitching with a witch, riding on a dragon's back, floating in a hot air balloon until, finally, the moon is discovered.
ISBN 9781845079031
Publisher Frances Lincoln, 2008
Robertson, M P
No book cover.
76155
Share said the rooster
Five little stories about Billy and Ben. They will not share anything, whether it's a sticky bun, a pair of boots or an apple. But, when Billy and Ben go out in a rowing boat, they learn to share.
ISBN 9780143501756
Publisher Penguin Books Australia, 2010
Topics / Australian Author /
Allen, Pamela
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15270
Sharks and rays (Marine life for young readers)
Very simple text with full page photographic illustrations that teach about marine life such as sharks and rays. Contains a glossary and index.
ISBN 9780733912955
Series Marine life for young readers series (20 books)
Publisher Longman, 1999
Swartz, Stanley L & Yin, Robert (phot)
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6120
Sheep called Sean, A
Pete, the purple pig, and Sean, the sheep, build a spaceship and visit the planets. When Sean hurts Pete's feelings, Pete discovers that friends sometimes say things they don't really mean.
ISBN 9780980321692
Series Pig called Pete, A (5 of 5)
Publisher JoJo Publishing, 2007
Topics / Australian Author /
Bowater, Alan & Pascoe, Pete (ill)
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15031
Shhh
The little shrew believes that he has the secret to peace on earth. Although he tries to tell everyone, his tiny voice is lost in the clutter of day to day noise. Eventually, after much effort, people listen and take heed.
ISBN 9781842703564
Publisher Andersen Press Ltd, 2004
Willis, Jeanne & Ross, Tony (ill)
No book cover.
76509
Shhh little mouse
The little, grey mouse is hungry but he faces dire consequences if he wakes the sleeping cat.
ISBN 9780670070688
Publisher Penguin, 2007
Topics / Australian Author /
Allen, Pamela
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4385
Shoes from Grandpa
When Grandpa decides to buy Jessie a new pair of shoes for winter, the rest of the family joins in to buy various items of clothing. Jessie doesn't want to be ungrateful but she really wants something else.
ISBN 9780868963723
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2008
Topics / Australian Author /
Fox, Mem & Mullins, Patricia (ill)
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12295
Shoo cat
There's a strange cat at the back door. He keeps trying to get into Matt's house. Matt must shoo the cat away, it doesn't live at his house.
ISBN 9781862915312
Publisher Omnibus Books, 2003
Topics / Australian Author /
Bone, Ian
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10150
Shopping basket, The
You can count on Steven as he goes to buy his six eggs, five bananas and four apples. He finds going to the shop to get his mother's order quite an adventure. He may not be able to get it all home safely and survive the trip himself.
ISBN 9780099899303
Publisher Red Fox, 2002
Topics / K-2 Numeracy /
Burningham, John
No book cover.
15024
Shopping expedition, The
A simple trip to the shops for groceries becomes an imaginative journey.
ISBN 9780744596847
Publisher Walker Books, 2005
Ahlberg, Allan & Amstutz, Andre (ill)
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13918
Show day
It's Show Day and everyone has taken weeks to get ready. Now, the whole family and an assortment of animals are off to the country showgrounds for a day of fun and excitement.
ISBN 9781862916890
Publisher Omnibus Books, 2012
Topics / Australian Author /
Matthews, Penny & McLean, Andrew (ill)
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57789
Shrieking Violet
Sometimes, having a younger sister is not much fun. Violet seems to interrupt or spoil everything. It is only when the older sister realises that things go better when the two sisters are not competing for attention, that family life is fun again.
ISBN 9781741695694
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2010
Topics / Australian Author /
Quay, Emma
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10636
Shutting the chooks in
A small boy has to feed the chooks and shut them up for the night. On this night, one of the chickens is missing and he must find it before the fox comes.
ISBN 9781863889858
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2003
Topics / Australian Author /
Gleeson, Libby & James, Ann (ill)
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15001
Shy little kitten, The
A shy, little kitten makes new animal friends.
ISBN 9780375828997
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2004
Schurr, Cathleen & Tenggren, Gustaf (ill)
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38104
Sick day for Amos McGee, A
Friends come in all sorts of shapes and sizes. And, for Amos McGee, they're all sorts of species, too. Every day, Amos spends a little bit of time with each of his friends at the zoo, running races with the tortoise, keeping the shy penguin company and even reading bedtime stories to the owl. But, one day Amos is too sick to make it to the zoo.
ISBN 9781742377797
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2011
Stead, Philip C & Stead, Erin E (ill)
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516
Silly Billy
Billy worries about everything including things that may never happen. His parents don't know the best way to help him but his grandmother offers him a special way to manage his worries.
ISBN 9780744570175
Publisher Walker Books, 2006
Browne, Anthony
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12007
Silly galah
Witty verses, colourful illustrations and useful facts about seventeen, very different Australian animals combine to make this an entertaining and informative picture book.
ISBN 9781862914421
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2001
Topics / Australian Author /
Brian, Janeen & Johns, Cheryll (ill)
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28613
Silly Suzy goose
In her quest for individuality, Suzy Goose reasons that it just might be better to be part of a flock for most of the time.
ISBN 9781406304589
Publisher Walker Books, 2007
Horacek, Petr
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2813

New
Silver buttons
At 9.59 on Thursday morning, Jodie draws a duck. Just as she is about to add one final silver button to the duck's boots, her little brother takes his first step. At this exact same moment, a man buys bread, a soldier leaves home, a baby is being born.
ISBN 9781406342246
Publisher Walker Books, 2013
Graham, Bob
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15158
Silverskin
Silverskin is different from her brothers and sisters but she comes to discover herself and her own talents. Beautiful end papers and great illustrations that give extra information about Australian animals.
ISBN 9781876268633
Publisher University of Western Australia Press, 2002
Topics / Australian Author /
Kuchling, Guundie
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4017
Six dinner Sid
Sid has six owners, lives in six houses and has six dinners a day. Each owner doesn't know about the others and life for Sid is just about perfect.
ISBN 9780750002974
Publisher Simon & Schuster, 1990
Moore, Inga
No book cover.
81618
Sleep tight, my honey
Lily and Monty's new baby is gorgeous but she just won't sleep at night. Grandma, Tortoise, Possum, Butterfly and Bat are full of helpful advice but nothing works and everyone is very tired.
ISBN 9780733623738
Publisher Lothian Books, 2008
Topics / Australian Author /
Shanahan, Lisa & Harris, Wayne (ill)
No book cover.
4046
Sleep time
When a little girl is put to bed early to have a sleep, she responds by trying to get each of the toys in her room to have her sleep for her.
ISBN 9781863880633
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 1993
Topics / Australian Author /
Gleeson, Libby & Greder, Armin (ill)
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5726
Sleeping beauty
A retelling of the much-loved fairy tale, with surprises under each lift-up flap.
ISBN 9781846432521
Series Flip-up fairy tales series (28 books)
Publisher Child's Play International Ltd, 2008
Barella, Laura (ill)
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7369
Sleepy bears
Winter is here, and in winter bears sleep. But how do you convince six not-so-sleepy bear cubs to go to bed? Mother Bear finds a way with a cosy rhyme for each bear that sends them on dreams filled with adventure.
ISBN 9780732909802
Publisher MacMillan, 1999
Topics / Australian Author /
Fox, Mem & Argent, Kerry (ill)
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4047
Sleepy pendoodle
Uncle tells a little girl the right words to get her new puppy to open his eyes. But it's a long way from Uncle's place to home and every interruption makes it harder to remember.
ISBN 9780744594775
Publisher Walker Books, 2001
Doyle, Malachy
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5060
Slightly invisible
When his friend, Marv, comes over to play, Charlie would prefer that his little sister stay away. However, Lola is irritating and likes being the centre of attention. When Charlie's nerves snap, he issues an ultimatum to Lola, but rules, like not touching the secret potion that turns people invisible, are simply ignored.
ISBN 9781408307908
Publisher Orchard Books, 2010
Child, Lauren
No book cover.
9361
Slinky Malinki
Slinky Malinki is blacker than black, a stalking and lurking cat. In fact, Slinky Malinki is a common thief and steals anything from a clothes peg or slipper to a string of sausages.
ISBN 9780670913510
Series Hairy Maclary and Friends series (20 books)
Publisher Penguin, 2002
Dodd, Lynley
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15346
Slinky Malinki's catflaps
At night, the gang of cats, led by Slinky Malinki, comes out to prowl.
ISBN 9780140565720
Series Hairy Maclary and Friends series (20 books)
Publisher Puffin UK, 2000
Dodd, Lynley
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47635
Slinky Malinki's Christmas crackers
Slinky Malinky is curious about the Christmas tree in the house. With its reindeer, ribbons, baubles and bells, it's too tempting for Slinky not to investigate.
ISBN 9780141501093
Series Hairy Maclary and Friends series (20 books)
Publisher Puffin UK, 2007
Dodd, Lynley
No book cover.
64573
Slinky Malinki, open the door
Slinky Malinki and Stickybeak Syd are partners in crime.
ISBN 9780140553260
Series Hairy Maclary and Friends series (20 books)
Publisher Puffin NZ, 1995
Dodd, Lynley
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15398
Small
When Tom goes to grandma's place, he accidentally leaves Small, his toy mouse, at home. He misses Small terribly but Small is very loyal and does everything he can to get back to Tom.
ISBN 9780006647751
Publisher HarperCollins Australia, 2002
Vulliamy, Clara
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5487
Smallest bilby and the Easter games, The
The rabbits have decided to hand over the job of delivering Easter eggs but don't know who will take their place. They decide to have some games to find out who has all the attributes needed to deliver the Easter eggs.
ISBN 9781876288778
Series The smallest bilby series (3 books)
Publisher Working Title Press, 2008
Topics / Australian Author /
Hilton, Nette & Whatley, Bruce (ill)
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10639
Smallest bilby and the Easter tale
It's the night before Easter and, for the first time, Billy and his band of little bilbies must deliver the eggs. But, when one of the bilbies gets into trouble, only Billy knows what to do.
ISBN 9781921504426
Series The smallest bilby series (3 books)
Publisher Working Title Press, 2012
Hilton, Nette & Whatley, Bruce (ill)
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18676
Smallest bilby and the midnight star, The
The smallest bilby in the bilby patch has a favourite star that he looks for each night. He is frightened that the star will go away so he decides to give her something special to remember him.
ISBN 9781876288716
Series The smallest bilby series (3 books)
Publisher Penguin Books Australia, 2006
Topics / Australian Author /
Hilton, Nette & Whatley, Bruce (ill)
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5723
Smallest bilby solves the biggest problem, The
Billy Bilby needs the help of his friends with a very important job at Easter. This is an electronic book, viewed on YouTube at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B-mHVegWKtA
Hilton, Nette & NSW students (ill)
No book cover.
49815
Smallest turtle, The
The smallest turtle is the last of his family to set out on the long journey to the sea. The sand is hot and there are many dangers.
ISBN 9780733322082
Publisher ABC Books, 1996
Dodd, Lynley
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5331
Smelly book, The
There are many smelly things in life and this book tells us about them in a humorous way.
ISBN 9780099409618
Publisher Red Fox, 2001
Topics / Australian Author /
Cole, Babette
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103600
Smile, Maisy
Smile, Tallulah. Smile, Eddie. Smile, Charley. Maisy loves taking pictures of her friends smiling for the camera.
ISBN 9780763623685
Series Maisy series (44 books)
Publisher Candlewick Press, 2007
Cousins, Lucy
No book cover.
12073
Snail
One of a series that traces the life cycle of plants and animals. A simple introduction to snails, their behaviour and appearance, emphasising their development from the day they hatch until they lay eggs of their own.
ISBN 9780749644314
Publisher Franklin Watts, 2002
Watts, Barrie
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16938
Snake and the boy, The
As children play football in a country schoolyard, a boy takes to the bars in the playground, only to have a cunning green tree snake slither in and steal his apple.
ISBN 9781921248245
Publisher Magabala Books, 2011
Sebastian, Azmen
No book cover.
12297
Snap, went Chester
Chester is bored. He just can't think of anything to do until he discovers how much fun it is to go snap, snap, snap, at all the creatures around the waterhole. But, Chester is in for a big surprise.
ISBN 9780733614941
Publisher Hodder Children's Books (Australia), 2003
Topics / Australian Author /
Cox, Tania & Miller, David
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7271
Snow White
A retelling of the much loved fairy tale, with surprises under each lift-up flap.
ISBN 9781846430237
Series Flip-up fairy tales series (28 books)
Publisher Child's Play International Ltd, 2006
Danson, Lesley (ill)
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6937
Snowy's Christmas
Snowy is a little, white kangaroo that recognises he is not the same as the other red kangaroos. When his mother explains he is special, he is not sure that he understands. With his mother's encouragement, he goes off to have a very special adventure on Christmas Eve, helping to pull Santa's sleigh across Australia.
ISBN 9781741664409
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2009
Topics / Australian Author /
Murphy, Sally & Murphy, David (ill)
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12319
Snuffy
Snuffy, the little brown dog, finds a woman crying because she has lost her daughter. Snuffy sets off to find the daughter and bring her back safely.
ISBN 9781592260140
Publisher Big Tent Entertainment, 2004
Bruna, Dick
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35951
Snug as a hug
Join all the animals as they settle down to rest. The text is a rhyming lullaby, with each page showing an Australian animal in a different environment. A perfect book to read before sleeptime.
ISBN 9781741695212
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2010
Topics / Australian Author /
Vaughan, Marcia & Lofts, Pamela (ill)
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15161
So shy
Jake is shy, so shy that he has no friends. His only playmate is his shadow. They do everything together, race along the beach, clamber over rocks and climb trees. But, shadows can't talk and Jake longs to laugh and joke with a real friend.
ISBN 9780735819672
Publisher North South Books, 2005
Topics / Australian Author /
Morrison, Vicki & Hilb, Nora (ill)
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4990
Sock monster, The
The sock monster is on the prowl and you have to wonder if you are in danger. The sock monster may be cranky, warty, scaly or naughty, but he is sure to be scary.
ISBN 9780734409911
Publisher Lothian Books, 2007
Melenhorst, Glenn & O'Connor, Sharon
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8250
Solomon crocodile
Here comes trouble. Poor Solomon the crocodile is looking for some fun but no-one wants to play. The dragonflies tell him to buzz off, the storks get in a flap and the less said about the hippo, the better. But, then, somebody else starts causing trouble and, for once, it's not Solomon.
ISBN 9780230529229
Publisher MacMillan, 2011
Rayner, Catherine
No book cover.
35243
Some dads
Dads come in all shapes and sizes, with various interests, obsessions, foibles and personalities. Here are eleven animal dads to brighten your day.
ISBN 9781741697933
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2011
Topics / Australian Author /
Bland, Nick
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Somebody's house
Follow a little girl as she walks along a street, looking at different houses and wondering who lives there. The little girl passes each, until she gets to the last house at the end of the street.
ISBN 9781921720338
Publisher Walker Books Australia Pty Ltd, 2013
Topics / Australian Author /
Germein, Katrina & Stead, Anthea (ill)
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838
Somethingosaur, The
Long, long ago, where the dinosaurs roam, a cute little creature bursts out of an egg, but what on earth is it and where is its mum.
ISBN 9780007441266
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, UK, 2012
Mitton, Tony & Ayto, Russell (ill)
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Somewhere in Australia
Australian animals and landscapes feature in this rhyming text. We are taken to the hot and dry centre where death adders live, to the rainforest floor of the Tassie devils and right around the different Australian habits.
ISBN 9781741695229
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2013
Topics / Australian Author /
Pennacchio, Marcello & Snell, Danny (ill)
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Song for Lorkie, A
Lorkie is a Roofbird. His best friend is Brian and they've been friends since they were eggs. They live in the Valley of Roofs, where every bird has a song to sing except Lorkie. Lorkie wants to leave the rooftops and live on the Road, where he feels free, fast and fizzy. But, Brian thinks it's dangerous.
ISBN 9781742377186
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2011
Topics / Australian Author /
Bowen, Dean (ill) & Castles, Jennifer
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Sophie's masterpiece: a spider's tale
Sophie ages from a young artistic spider to an elderly lady too tired to travel further when she is not wanted. Every web that Sophie spins is more wondrous than the one before but only one person appreciates her at the boardinghouse.
ISBN 9780689801129
Publisher Simon & Schuster, 2001
Spinelli, Eileen & Dyer, Jane (ill)
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2574
Sorry Wally
Casey and Shelly are brave brother and sister turtles who team up against the school bully when he hides their lunch box.
ISBN 9781920892524
Publisher Oceanic Imagery Publishing, 2007
Topics / Australian Author /
Mayne, Troy
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29368
Sounds spooky
In a rickety old house, spooky sounds fill the air. A crash, a slam, a snarl and a hiss. Who or what is making these sounds is yet to be discovered.
ISBN 9781864718799
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2011
Topics / Australian Author /
Cheng, Christopher & Davis, Sarah (ill)
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Spirit of hope
Dad works six days a week at the factory across the street but, each night when he comes home, the fun begins for the five Fairweather children. When the family is ordered to move out to make way for another factory, they despair of finding another house they can afford. Mary's favourite toy inspires them to make a new home in an unexpected place.
ISBN 9780734410696
Publisher Lothian Books, 2008
Graham, Bob
No book cover.
9722
Splat the cat
Splat is terrified of his first day of school and he tries all sorts of tricks to avoid going. But, Mum is not convinced and Splat is soon on his way, with mouse pal, Seymour, in his lunch box. Splat is welcomed enthusiastically by his cat classmates and lessons go smoothly until he learns that cats are supposed to chase mice, not have them as friends. Watch Splat's day turn around. Day Two is going to be much better.
ISBN 9780060831547
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, UK, 2008
Scotton, Rob
No book cover.
37687
Splish, splash, splat
Splat doesn't want to have a play date with Spike because Spike will break his toys and eat all of his candy fish. And, Splat does not want to learn how to swim. He thinks water is horrible, scary and wet. He's sure that this is going to be the worst day ever. But, when the rest of their classmates rush straight into the pool, Splat and Spike find that they may have more in common than they thought.
ISBN 9780007432400
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, UK, 2011
Scotton, Rob
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Spookyrumpus
Count all the spooky characters as they make their way to a party.
ISBN 9781843624226
Publisher Orchard Books, 2004
Topics / K-2 Numeracy /
Mitton, Tony & Parker-Rees, Guy (ill)
No book cover.
12383
Spot goes on holiday
Join Spot and his family at the beach.
ISBN 9780140506990
Publisher Puffin UK, 1985
Hill, Eric
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12384
Spot goes to the farm
Lift the flaps to find what Spot discovers when he visits a farm.
ISBN 9780140509328
Publisher Puffin UK, 1987
Hill, Eric
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Spot goes to the park
Join Spot when he visits the park with Helen, the hippopotamus.
ISBN 9780140549096
Publisher Puffin UK, 1991
Hill, Eric
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4153
Spot visits his grandparents
Spot the dog goes to spend the day with his grandparents.
ISBN 9780140563733
Publisher Penguin Books Ltd, UK, 1999
Hill, Eric
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4154
Spot's baby sister
Lift the flaps to find out about Spot's baby sister.
ISBN 9780140542882
Publisher Puffin UK, 1989
Hill, Eric
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14986
Squash and a squeeze, A
A little old lady thinks her home is too small. Her friend finds the best solution, filling the home with lots of animals so that it seems instantly bigger when they leave.
ISBN 9780864614681
Publisher Koala Books, 2003
Donaldson, Julia & Scheffler, Axel (ill)
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12412
Squeak street
Meet the ten mice who live in Squeak Street.
ISBN 9781876288341
Publisher Working Title Press, 2002
Topics / Australian Author /
Rodda, Emily
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20417
Staircase to the moon
A young girl has a yearning to get to the moon. One night, she and her grandfather sneak away from home in a bid to climb the staircase to the moon. The pair brave blood-thirsty mosquitoes, dive-bombing fruit bats, boab trees that loom like giants and sinking mangrove mud before making it to the foot of the staircase.
ISBN 9781921248290
Publisher Magabala Books, 2011
Houston, Bronwyn
No book cover.
44139
Stanley Paste
Stanley Paste is small, really small. And he hates it. But, when a new girl arrives at school, Stanley learns that being small is not so bad after all.
ISBN 9780670071807
Publisher Penguin Books Australia, 2009
Topics / Australian Author /
Blabey, Aaron
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Star
Little eyes are closing and it's time everyone was in bed. I wonder what the star sees.
ISBN 9780733322440
Publisher HarperCollins Australia, 2008
Topics / Australian Author /
Prior, Natalie Jane & Pignataro, Anna (ill)
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Starfish and urchins (Marine life for young readers)
Very simple text with full page photographic illustrations that teach about marine life such as starfish and urchins. Contains a glossary and index.
ISBN 9780733912870
Series Marine life for young readers series (20 books)
Publisher Longman, 1999
Swartz, Stanley L & Yin, Robert (phot)
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Start with science series
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 Start with science series (5 books)
Waring, Geoff
No book cover.
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Starting school
Five children are off to school for the first time. There are new friends to make, fun ways to learn and lots of different things to discover.
ISBN 9780670076765
Publisher Penguin, 2013
Topics / Australian Author /
Godwin, Jane & Walker, Anna (ill)
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34078
Steadfast tin soldier, The
A retelling of the much-loved fairy tale, with surprises under each lift-up flap.
ISBN 9781846434778
Series Flip-up fairy tales series (28 books)
Publisher Child's Play International Ltd, 2012
Stockham, Jess (ill)
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12844
Steve's Sunday blues
There are so many things that are good about Sundays - walking the dog, splashing through puddles, eating yummy food. Even with all these good things happening, Steve has the Sunday blues.
ISBN 9780340797228
Publisher Hodder Children's Books (Australia), 2002
Layton, Neal
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Stick man
Stick Man lives in the family tree with his Stick Lady Love and their stick children three. But it's dangerous being a Stick Man. A dog wants to play with him, a swan builds her nest with him. He even ends up on a fire. How will he get back home.
ISBN 9781407132327
Publisher Scholastic UK, 2012
Donaldson, Julia & Scheffler, Axel (ill)
No book cover.
12382
Stickybeak
Stickybeak is an unforgettable school pet who gets up to all sorts of mischief. He thinks he's a person. When a student takes Stickybeak home for the weekend, it proves to be a disaster.
ISBN 9780140541144
Publisher Puffin Australia, 1986
Topics / Australian Author /
Edwards, Hazel & Wilson, Rosemary (ill)
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Stone soup
The weary fox stops at the farm gate and asks the animals if they have any food to spare. They are too mean to share so Fox asks for just a little water to make some stone soup. The curious animals crowd round to see how stone soup is made.
ISBN 9781862334366
Publisher Gullane Children's Books Ltd, 2001
Bonning, Tony & Hobson, Sally (ill)
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680
Stone soup
A retelling of the much loved fairy tale, with surprises under each lift-up flap.
ISBN 9781846430213
Series Flip-up fairy tales series (28 books)
Publisher Child's Play International Ltd, 2006
Stockham, Jess (ill)
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30889
Stonecutter, The
A retelling of the much-loved fairy tale, with surprises under each lift-up flap.
ISBN 9781846434785
Series Flip-up fairy tales series (28 books)
Publisher Child's Play International Ltd, 2012
Barella, Laura (ill)
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101429
Stormy day rescue
Clifford is in trouble all over town for his digging but, when a storm threatens the library, he may be the only one who can save it.
ISBN 9780439213608
Series Clifford series (77 books)
Publisher Scholastic US, 2001
Bridwell, Norman
No book cover.
12623
Story blanket, The
Babba Zarrah has a beautiful, woollen blanket which the children love to sit on to listen to her stories. But, when Babba realises that her neighbours need new clothes, she has another use for her blanket.
ISBN 9781842706947
Publisher Andersen Press Ltd, 2008
Wolff, Ferida & Savitz, Harriet May & Odriozola, Elena (ill)
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63359
Story of Growl, The
Growl is a little monster who lives in Eucalyptus Drive and loves to growl. After scaring her neighbours one day, Growl is banned from growling and she doesn't know what to do.
ISBN 9780143503101
Publisher Penguin, 2010
Horacek, Judy
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8078
Stuck
On a windy day, Charlie's kite gets caught in a big tree. All solutions to retrieve it fail, resulting in the tree being full of objects.
ISBN 9781921150463
Publisher Walker Books, 2009
Topics / Australian Author /
Calder, Charlotte & Jackson, Mark (ill)
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30546
Stuck
Floyd gets his kite stuck up a tree. He throws up his shoe to shift it but that gets stuck too. So, he throws up his other shoe and that gets stuck too, along with a ladder, a pot of paint, the kitchen sink, an orang-utan and a whale, amongst other things.
ISBN 9780007263868
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, UK, 2011
Jeffers, Oliver
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8713
Stupid baby
"When's that stupid baby going back to the hospital?" "But Somin, he's your little brother. You know perfectly well he's here to stay." "Forever?"
ISBN 9781877579325
Publisher Gecko Press, 2012
Blake, Stephanie
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18386
Summer
Rhyming pages illustrate family life in summer time. A good portrayal of Australian life.
ISBN 9781877035548
Publisher Brolly Books, 2005
Topics / Australian Author /
Factor, June & Lester, Alison (ill)
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39142
Summer party
The Dewdrop fairies are very excited about their summer party but things start to go wrong when Sweetpea, Poppy and Rose decide to cook a secret surprise. The chaos in the kitchen might mean the end of the party feast.
ISBN 9780552557528
Series Dewdrop series (6 of 8)
Publisher Random House Children's Books, 2008
MacCarthy, Patricia
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999
Sun
It's morning, the sun is shining and all the animals are stirring. I wonder if someone else is awake.
ISBN 9780733322433
Publisher ABC Books, 2008
Topics / Australian Author /
Prior, Natalie Jane & Pignataro, Anna (ill)
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12222
Sunshine
A little girl wakes up as sunlight floods her room and she goes about her morning routine. She watches as her parents do the same. A book without text that tells the story through pictures.
ISBN 9780140503623
Publisher Puffin USA, 1983
Ormerod, Jan
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103645
Sweet dreams, Maisy
Maisy basks in the comforts of bedtime in a gentle story sure to lull any child to sleep. The moon rises. The stars begin to shine. The world goes to sleep.
ISBN 9780763628741
Series Maisy series (44 books)
Publisher Candlewick Press, 2007
Cousins, Lucy
No book cover.
83298
Sweetpea's surprise
Rose discovers a caterpillar munching on one of the leaves of her flower. The caterpillar goes and instead there's a hard shiny thing hanging from the leaf. Rose checks her flower every day and on the 14th day she finds something magical.
ISBN 9780552556538
Series Dewdrop series (8 books)
Publisher Random House Children's Books, 2008
MacCarthy, Patricia
No book cover.
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Swim in the sea, A
Bruno has never been to the beach before. And he can't wait. He is going for a swim in the big blue sea.
ISBN 9781921150494
Publisher Walker Books, 2013
Topics / Australian Author /
Whiting, Sue & Thomas, Meredith (ill)
No book cover.
32174
Swirl by swirl: spirals in nature
Spiral shapes are all around us in nature. See what makes the tiny snail shell so beautiful and why that shape occurs in rushing rivers, in a flower bud, and even inside your ear. Celebrate the beauty and usefulness of this fascinating spiral shape.
ISBN 9780547315836
Publisher Houghton Mifflin, 2011
Topics / K-2 Numeracy /
Sidman, Joyce & Krommes, Beth (ill)
No book cover.
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Sylvester and Arnold
Two tough crocs, look tough, dress tough and act tough. They are about to get a shoc from a much nastier, bigger croc, called Big Betty.
ISBN 9781921714542
Publisher Little Hare Books, 2013
Topics / Australian Author /
Bedford, David & Jellett, Tom (ill)
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4339
Sylvie
Sylvie is a flamingo who discovers that she is pink, like the other flamingoes, because she eats pink shrimps. Sylvie decides that you are what you eat so she keeps changing her diet, and ends up with some very interesting new looks.
ISBN 9780375857089
Publisher Random House Children's Books, 2009
Sattler, Jennifer
No book cover.