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9424
Walers go to war
This is the children's story of the Australian bred horses, known as Walers, at war. Originally from New South Wales, these medium sized horses were instrumental in the Australian and British victories of WWI.
ISBN 9780957795761
Publisher ANZAC Day Commemoration Committee QLD Incorporated, 2001
Topics / Australian Author /
Farrer, Vashti
No book cover.
Walk right in detective agency series, The
Humorous series about Bernice and David's detective agency and the crimes they solve. Any two books from this series may be read as Challenge books; up to five more can be read as personal choice books. Go to the Series lists for individual book titles.
Series Walk right in detective agency series, The (5 books)
Simons, Moya
No book cover.
4698
Walk with a wolf
A beautiful story woven in a few well-chosen words to tell about the wolf's life in a delightful mix of poetic language and accurate facts.
ISBN 9781406313093
Series Nature storybooks series (14 of 16)
Publisher Walker Books, 2002
Topics / Year 4 easy reads /
Howker, Janni & Fox-Davies, Sarah (ill)
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15512
Wanja: one smart dog
Aunty Barb is impressed with the cleverness of Wanja, a streetwise pet dog living in the inner city of Sydney.
ISBN 9780980340525
Publisher Indij Readers, 2004
Stacey, Barbara & Hill, Adam (ill)
No book cover.
7392
Wanted: the perfect pet
Henry already has 27 varieties of frogs so why could he possibly want another pet. But, Henry is seeking the perfect pet, a pet with personality so he advertises for a dog. He waits and waits until a surprising perfect pet turns up on his doorstep.
ISBN 9780670073566
Publisher Viking UK, 2009
Robertson, Fiona
No book cover.
4708
War and peas
When food is scarce in the land of King Lion, the Fat King, ruler of the neighbouring, very rich country refuses to help so war is declared. But the people of the Fat King's land are too fat for their equipment.
ISBN 9781842700839
Publisher Andersen Press Ltd, 2002
Foreman, Michael
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87229
Warnayarra the rainbow snake
One of a series of Aboriginal stories about animals and birds. Describes the power of the Warnayarra in unleashing a tremendous thunderstorm.
ISBN 9781865046235
Series Aboriginal Stories (8 books)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2004
Lofts, Pamela (comp) & Lajamanu School (teller)
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9362
Warriors: the story of a wombat, The
Factual information cleverly woven into the story of a wombat's experiences from birth to adulthood revealing the emotions, smells and joys of being a wombat.
ISBN 9780207190889
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, UK, 1996
Topics / Australian Author /
French, Jackie & Guthridge, Bettina (ill)
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15261
Wasps & bees
Simple, factual information about wasps and bees, with beautifully presented photographs and illustrations. A glossary of terms and an index are included.
ISBN 9780123603784
Series Longman world of invertebrates series (10 books)
Publisher Pearson Education Australia, 2003
Meadows, Graham & Vial, Claire
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3401
Watch your tail
A terrible day has sprung, with meteors falling and stomachaches all round. Could there be a cure for their terrible woes.
ISBN 9780545447751
Series Geronimo Stilton series (56 books)
Publisher Scholastic US, 2013
Stilton, Geronimo
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19343
Watch your whiskers, Stilton
A mysterious one-eyed rat was trying to steal The Rodent's Gazette from under my snout. I had to stop him. My business manager, Shif T Paws, came up with a plan. He arranged for me to appear on a TV quiz show. If I won, the Gazette was safe.
ISBN 9780439691406
Series Geronimo Stilton series (17 of 56)
Publisher Scholastic US, 2005
Stilton, Geronimo
No book cover.
13647
Water everywhere
With the help of photographs and diagrams, a fresh look at water's journey around our planet is presented, from rain to rivers to the kitchen sink.
ISBN 9781405319423
Publisher Dorling Kindersley, 2007
Atkins, Jill
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15388
Water hole (around the clock with the animals of the grasslands)
A day at the water hole from dawn to dusk, as all the animals of the grasslands come to drink. Includes beautiful photographs, a glossary and an index.
ISBN 9781405308199
Publisher Dorling Kindersley, 2005
Shalev, Zahavit
No book cover.
64129
Water horse, The
Angus and his sister have found something strange at the beach. They think it's just a big, old piece of seaweed so they take it home to put in the bath. But, in the morning, the seaweed is squeaking and splashing.
ISBN 9780141302232
Publisher Puffin Australia, 2008
King-Smith, Dick
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40020
Water wise
Find out why the world needs to be water wise. Presenting a global view about equal access to clean water around the world and the impact water wastage and water pollution will have, find out how each person and home can make a difference.
ISBN 9781408126875
Series White Wolves non-fiction series (7 books)
Publisher A & C Black, 2010
Topics / Environment /
Hawes, Alison
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529
Water witcher
It is hot and dry and everyone is thirsty. Dougy and his sisters hand water the baby animals on the farm and can't remember the last time it rained. Dougy dreams of being a water witcher like his grandfather.
ISBN 9781921049514
Publisher Little Hare Books, 2006
Topics / Australian Author /
Ormerod, Jan
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4723
Waterhole, The
A stunning picture book that is a counting book, an animal book and a puzzle book to be enjoyed by all. There is wide appeal in this art journey across the world.
ISBN 9780140567533
Publisher Penguin, 2003
Topics / Australian Author /
Base, Graeme
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40233
We honestly can look after your dog
Lola and Lotta are sure they can look after the dog of Charlie's friend, Marv. Perhaps they could, if they could just agree on how to do it.
ISBN 9780141382104
Publisher Puffin Australia, 2005
Child, Lauren
No book cover.
515
Weather
Contains factual information about the weather with plenty of descriptions and images.
ISBN 9781405315227
Series Eyewonder series (22 books)
Publisher Dorling Kindersley, 2006
Dorling Kindersley (pub)
No book cover.
82128
Weather
Introduces readers to the atmospheric world around them, from sun and wind to climate and temperature. You can look at snowflakes in amazing detail, discover the water cycle and learn how rain forms in clouds. The devastating effects of extreme weather are revealed, as well as how rescue services help out.
ISBN 9780753459836
Series Kingfisher young knowledge series (19 books)
Publisher Kingfisher, 2006
Topics / Environment /
Harris, Caroline
No book cover.
27126
Wedding crasher
When I got an invitation to visit a long-lost relative who lives far, far away, I wasn't squeaking with joy. But, Thea, Trap and Benjamin thought it sounded fabumouse. They dragged me along to the crazy castle on Penny-Pincher Peak.
ISBN 9780439841191
Series Geronimo Stilton series (28 of 56)
Publisher Scholastic US, 2006
Stilton, Geronimo
No book cover.
5768
Welcome to Silver Street Farm
Join Karl, Meera and Gemma as they work towards creating a city farm for all the children and adults alike to enjoy.
ISBN 9781406320596
Publisher Walker Books, 2011
Davies, Nicola
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17041
Wendy
Wendy doesn't want to be just any old chicken. She wants adventure and excitement, and to be a star. Then, a travelling circus comes to town.
ISBN 9780670070916
Publisher Penguin Books Australia, 2009
Topics / Australian Author /
Gordon, Gus
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31942
Weslandia
Wesley is an outsider, friendless and tormented by his peers and unhappy with the 'sameness' of everyone. His answer is to create his own world. Wesley grows a garden and makes his own food, clothes, games and language.
ISBN 9781406313758
Publisher Walker Books, 2007
Fleischman, Paul & Hawkes, Kevin (ill)
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12771
Wetlands
In the tropical north of Australia, magpie geese gather round a billabong. The land is dusty, the rivers have shrunk and the dry months drag on. At last the sky darkens and lightning and thunder appear, the much-needed rains begin.
ISBN 9780733611971
Publisher Hodder Headline Australia Pty Ltd, 2000
Topics / Australian Author /
Oktober, Tricia
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7723
Whacko the chook
Whacko the chook tries and tries again to find a friend without success. Eventually Whacko finds the love she is looking for by just getting on with what she should be doing and never letting others get her down.
ISBN 9780734409843
Publisher Lothian Books, 2007
Svendsen, Mark & Redlich, Ben (ill)
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9364
Whale journey
Little Gray is a newborn whale travelling with his mother to the feeding areas in the Arctic, some six thousand miles from where he was born.
ISBN 9781840891379
Publisher Zero to ten, 1998
French, Vivian & Flather, Lisa (ill)
No book cover.
21262
Whale of a time, A
Bindi is out on a boat whale-watching with some English friends, when they spot an emergency flare, signalling a boating accident, which leads them to find a terrible oil spill.
ISBN 9781864718508
Series Bindi wildlife adventures series (5 of 20)
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2010
Topics / Australian Author /
Irwin, Bindi and others
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11830
Whales and dolphins
Whales and dolphins are some of the largest and most acrobatic mammals in oceans and seas. Simple explanations and beautiful illustrations provide information on these wonderful creatures.
ISBN 9780753458693
Series Kingfisher young knowledge series (19 books)
Publisher Kingfisher, 2005
Harris, Caroline
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9491
What are Coral reefs
An introduction to the formation, location, and types of coral reefs, as well as threats to them and efforts to preserve them.
ISBN 9780431023755
Publisher Heinemann, 2000
Topics / Environment /
Llewellyn, Claire
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11979
What do the NRL stars snack on
See the types of healthy snacks sports people eat to keep them active and strong.
Series Rugby League Reads 3-4 (99 books)
Publisher National Rugby League, 2010
Hirsch, Suzan
No book cover.
120131
What I wanna be
Aunty Sharon, Aunty Kelli and Uncle Phil decided to find out what their kids wanted to be when they grew up and they wrote about it.
ISBN 9780980359312
Publisher Indij Readers, 2007
Prior, Chasity & others & McKenzie, Peter (ill)
No book cover.
49734
What is bush food
Find out what bush food is, how it is cooked and who eats it. Includes beautiful photographs and extra information.
ISBN 9781865044798
Series Reconciliation - for younger students series (10 of 10)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2005
Hall, Beth
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7190
What is this thing called love
Emma would really like to know what love is. When she asks her family, they all give different answers, like sharing a piece of cake or a game of football. But what she really wants to know is it's colour, shape, taste and size.
ISBN 9780980607079
Publisher Wilkins Farago Pty Ltd, 2011
Topics / Year 4 easy reads /
Cali, Davide & Cantone, Anna Laura
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17514
What makes me me
Aliko watches a caterpillar on the windowsill going through metamorphoses until it becomes a butterfly. It makes Aliko realise that life's struggles are worthwhile because they can produce something beautiful in the end.
ISBN 9780734408020
Publisher Thomas C Lothian Pty Ltd, 2005
Topics / Australian Author /
McCleary, Stacey & Rippin, Sally (ill)
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17495
What Mona wants Mona gets
Mona always wants whatever she sees in shops and whinges to her mother until she is satisfied. Then, an old woman gives her a necklace and warns Mona to be careful for what she wishes, as the wishes may come true.
ISBN 9781844281237
Series Walker stories (11 books)
Publisher Walker Books, 2005
Sheldon, Dyan & Okstad, Ella (ill)
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18581
What number is that: my big art adventure
Lovely book combining counting with famous paintings.
ISBN 9780734763624
Publisher Art Gallery of New South Wales, The, 2004
Topics / Australian Author /
Keeler-Milne, Jennifer
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4766
What planet are you from Clarice Bean
When Clarice Bean learns a neighbourhood tree is about to be chopped down, she stages a joint family sit-in amongst its branches. The whole family has a spaghetti-eating protest.
ISBN 9781841211046
Series Clarice Bean picture books (3 books)
Publisher Orchard Books, 2002
Child, Lauren
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18582
What the sky knows
An imaginative book of shapes and colours.
ISBN 9780702235016
Publisher University of Queensland Press, 2005
Topics / Australian Author /
Bourke, Nike & Danalis, Stella (ill)
No book cover.
5898
When a Zeeder met a Zyder
An uplifting story in verse about two unusual characters who set out to find someone similar to themselves. They cross paths several times and eventually decide to help each other on their quests. A surprising friendship results.
ISBN 9780552552134
Publisher Corgi Books, 2007
Doyle, Malachy & Stewart, Joel (ill)
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10096
When the angels came
When Will's grandpa has a stroke and can no longer live on his beloved farm, it seems as though nothing interests him except causing trouble or planning his escape from the nursing home. Will is desperate to cheer up his grandpa but doesn't know how.
ISBN 9780733310560
Publisher ABC Books, 2003
Topics / Australian Author /
Millard, Glenda
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15164
Where's God
Peter is searching for God and asks a lot of people to help him.
ISBN 9780734407481
Publisher Thomas C Lothian Pty Ltd, 2005
Topics / Australian Author /
Kelleher, Victor & Hurst, Elise (ill)
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10141
Where's Julius
Breakfast, lunch or dinner, young Julius is never around when it's time to eat. His parents fix trays of food to deliver to him while he's busy digging to the other side of the world or riding a camel. One night, they can't find Julius anywhere.
ISBN 9780099414292
Publisher Random House Children's Books, 2001
Burningham, John
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8636
Where's Stripey
Father emu is in charge of thirty eggs. Once hatched, he finds it difficult to keep track of all the chicks and, inevitably, Stripey goes missing. Leaving the remaining chicks with his mates, dad sets off through the bush to find Stripey.
ISBN 9780646450018
Publisher Stunned Emu Press, 2007
Topics / Australian Author /
Binks, Wendy
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5067
Where's Sunday
Sally's best friend is her puppy, Sunday. After a fun day at the beach, Sal discovers that Sunday is missing.
ISBN 9780143304715
Series Aussie nibbles (39 books)
Publisher Puffin Australia, 2010
Topics / Australian Author /
Godwin, Jane & James, Ann (ill)
No book cover.
9466
Whisper wild, freedom child
When Molly and Joseph have a baby, they call her Whisper. Whisper's mum and dad are quite different from other parents. Through two generations, Whisper learns how love and being accepted make a happy family life.
ISBN 9780670888580
Publisher Penguin, 2000
Topics / Australian Author /
Flynn, Rachel & Vane, Mitch (ill)
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1488
Whispering princess, The
Hidden in the castle of Rosie's great-aunt are lots of little princesses, each one ready to whisk her away on a magical adventure.
ISBN 9780099488286
Series Little princesses series (1 of 12)
Publisher Red Fox, 2006
Chase, Katie
No book cover.
56246
White owl, barn owl
A young boy helps his grandfather build a box for a barn owl and install it in a nearby tree. Together, they wait and watch in this beautifully told simple story that includes factual information about these captivating creatures.
ISBN 9780744570144
Series Nature storybooks series (15 of 16)
Publisher Walker Books, 2008
Topics / Year 4 easy reads /
Davies, Nicola & Foreman, Michael (ill)
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11424
Who stole the Mona Lisa: graphic novel
When Geronimo Stilton finds out that the Pirate Cats are going back in time to Venice in 1517, he knows they must be after one thing, the famous Mona Lisa painting. Geronimo must travel to Renaissance Italy to stop the Pirate Cats from stealing it. But, the Pirate Cats have an ace up their sleeve. Someone in Geronimo's crew is an imposter.
ISBN 9781597072212
Series Geronimo Stilton series (6 of 56)
Publisher MacMillan, 2010
Topics / Graphic novels /
Stilton, Geronimo
No book cover.
94687
Who wants to be a poodle, I don't
Trixie Twinkle Toes doesn't want a maid to plump her cushions. She doesn't want a butler to carry her over puddles. Trixie wants to roll in the mud and paddle in the puddles. Trixie may look like a prancing, poodley poodle but she just wants to be able to do the things that other dogs do.
ISBN 9780141502465
Publisher Puffin UK, 2011
Child, Lauren
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9519
Who's afraid of the big, bad book
Herb falls right into a storybook of wicked fairy tales while sleeping. Find out what happens to Herb next.
ISBN 9781840326680
Publisher Hodder & Stoughton, 1990
Child, Lauren
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15383
Who's wheelie the fastest
A group of kids who live in the same street decide to have a Wheel Race to find out whose wheels are the fastest - a scooter, a skateboard, a bike or rollerblades.
ISBN 9780734404923
Publisher Thomas C Lothian Pty Ltd, 2003
Topics / Australian Author /
Montano, Josie & Mackintosh, Michelle (ill)
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4813
Whoppers
The kids in Simon's class are told to use their imagination as they tell their life stories. While everyone else is telling whoppers, Mark is telling the truth. He really is a Martian.
ISBN 9780140387520
Series Aussie bites (84 books)
Publisher Penguin, 1998
Simons, Moya
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130956
Wild about books
The animals at the zoo select their books and they all treat them in different ways. Comic, rhyming poetry tells about llamas reading while eating their llunches and unruly bears licking illustrations right off the page.
ISBN 9781845076122
Publisher Frances Lincoln, 2007
Sierra, Judy & Brown, Marc (ill)
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4232
Wild stories
Meet the inhabitants of the house called fourteen and its overgrown garden. To name just a few, there's Sid the mosquito exploring the delights of the house, and Derek the rat who is sniffing out old socks for supper. Ethel the chicken is trying to persuade the world she's not an orange, while Arnold the mouse spends more time in the trap than out of it.
ISBN 9781864718263
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2010
Thompson, Colin
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9587
Wild washerwomen, The
Seven washerwomen, who work from dawn till dusk scrubbing messy handkerchiefs, horrid socks and grimy night-shirts, are fed up and decide to rebel. They go on a mad spree through town, enjoying their newfound freedom. It seems that no one can control them. Seven woodcutters are eager to try.
ISBN 9781842709146
Publisher Andersen Press Ltd, 2009
Yeoman, John & Blake, Quentin (ill)
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19488
Wild, wild west, The
I was heading to America for the first time ever. Thea, Trap, and Benjamin were all coming with me to visit a real ranch and go riding and herding cattle, cowboy-style.
ISBN 9780439691444
Series Geronimo Stilton series (21 of 56)
Publisher Scholastic US, 2005
Stilton, Geronimo
No book cover.
4871
Windbag
Zeb's friends and family try to help him get rid of the hiccups but nothing seems to make them disappear. Zeb's worried he's going to fill up with air and fly away like a balloon. What if he's stuck like this forever.
ISBN 9780733612749
Publisher Hodder Headline Australia Pty Ltd, 2003
Topics / Australian Author /
Harris, Christine & Jellett, Tom (ill)
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130922
Winnie at the seaside
Winnie, the witch and her cat, Wilbur, have many exciting adventures. They are on a trip to the seaside. Winnie enjoys herself in the sea while Wilbur sits on a beach towel trying not to get wet. Then, everything starts to go wrong.
ISBN 9780192792006
Series Winnie the witch series (6 of 6)
Publisher Oxford University Press, 2005
Thomas, Valerie & Korky, Paul (ill)
No book cover.
108155
Winnie flies again
Winnie loves flying on her broomstick but recently Winnie and Wikbur have had a few mid-air crashes.
ISBN 9780916291945
Series Winnie the witch series (4 of 6)
Publisher Kane/Miller, 2000
Thomas, Valerie & Korky, Paul (ill)
No book cover.
14090
Winnie in winter
Winnie the witch is tired of winter so she uses a little magic to bring summer to their garden.
ISBN 9780192723161
Series Winnie the witch series (3 of 6)
Publisher Oxford University Press, 1996
Thomas, Valerie & Korky, Paul (ill)
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4878
Winnie the witch
Winnie lives in a black house where everything is black, including, of course, her cat, Wilbur. With the help of a little magic, Winnie tries to see Wilbur again.
ISBN 9780192726438
Series Winnie the witch series (1 of 6)
Publisher Oxford University Press, 2006
Thomas, Valerie & Korky, Paul (ill)
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Winnie the witch 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 Winnie the witch series (6 books)
Thomas, Valerie & Korky, Paul (ill)
No book cover.
916
Winnie's flying carpet
Winnie's flying carpet is just what she has always wanted but, when it flies off with Wilbur, her cat, Winnie has to resort to magic to stop the carpet. Ever the resourceful witch, Winnie has an idea to enjoy the carpet in the safety of her own garden.
ISBN 9780192728562
Series Winnie the witch series (8 of 6)
Publisher Oxford University Press, 2009
Thomas, Valerie & Korky, Paul (ill)
No book cover.
14149
Winnie's magic wand
Winnie is getting ready for the magic show. When her wand ends up in the washing machine it comes out crumpled and soggy.
ISBN 9780192725417
Series Winnie the witch series (2 of 6)
Publisher Oxford University Press, 2002
Thomas, Valerie & Korky, Paul (ill)
No book cover.
847
Winnie's midnight dragon
It's just after midnight. Winnie has gone to bed and is snoring peacefully when Wilbur, her cat, is woken by a strange noise. He goes to investigate and, to his horror, discovers a baby dragon squeezing through his cat-flap.
ISBN 9780192791016
Series Winnie the witch series (7 of 6)
Publisher Oxford University Press, 2007
Thomas, Valerie & Korky, Paul (ill)
No book cover.
108215
Winnie's new computer
Winnie loves her computer because all her magic is available at the click of a mouse. She throws away her wand and book of spells but, when her cat pounces on the mouse, things begin to go wrong.
ISBN 9780192791290
Series Winnie the witch series (5 of 6)
Publisher Oxford University Press, 2003
Thomas, Valerie & Korky, Paul (ill)
No book cover.
16627
Winning moves
Planet Aquare's underwater world is being poisoned and the aquamantas are getting sick. When SC Star Girl is sent with her buddy SC Astron Girl to help they discover that looks can be deceiving. Can they find the source of the poison and stop it in time to save the planet and its alien aquamantas?
ISBN 9781420290318
Series Star Girl series (3 of 16)
Publisher MacMillan, 2012
Topics / Australian Author /
Park, Louise
No book cover.
46866
Winning the World Cup
After school, Marco and his neighbourhood friends, who have all come to Australia from different countries, play the World Cup in the local paddock. Henry, the new boy from Kenya, is too sad to play while his sister is in hospital, but he amazes the children with his knowledge of cows and, when his sister is better, with his ball skills.
ISBN 9780143302780
Series Aussie nibbles (39 books)
Publisher Puffin Australia, 2007
Metzenthen, David & Axelsen, Stephen (ill)
No book cover.
10758
Wishes for one more day
Two Jewish children start to come to terms with the death of their grandfather. Their mother is also grieving but lends strong support and suggests that the children draw and write about how they would spend one more day with him if they could.
ISBN 9780972922579
Publisher Flashlight Press, 2006
Pastor, Melanie Joy & Grantford, Jacqui (ill)
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9552
Wishing cupboard, The
When his mother goes away Tran's grandmother shows him a wishing cupboard. They find it full of things, places and special memories.
ISBN 9780734403582
Publisher Thomas C Lothian Pty Ltd, 2002
Hathorn, Libby & Stanley, Elizabeth (ill)
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22884
Wishing for trouble
Ben and Tim have always been told to be careful what they wish for. They don't know what this means until Tim discovers a magic wishing ring and a whole lot of trouble. They find themselves fighting for their lives and a few other people's, too, in a besieged castle full of knights, swords and a bossy countess. Making wishes is not as easy as it sounds and they will have to be very clever to get themselves out of this mess.
ISBN 9780330422611
Series Ben and Tim's magical misadventures series (2 of 3)
Publisher Pan MacMillan, 2006
Topics / Australian Author /
Forsyth, Kate & Vane, Mitch (ill)
No book cover.
12453
Wisp of smoke, A
Mrs Piggott is a dignified old lady. When she notices a frail plume of smoke that comes twisting up from the edge of the hearth, or else from the floor, she suspects rats. Some good-natured firemen come to her rescue.
ISBN 9780143301011
Publisher Puffin Australia, 2004
Topics / Australian Author /
Wrightson, Patricia
No book cover.
7598
Witch of Blackberry Bottom, The
Miss Slade is a recluse who lives in an old caravan in Blackberry Bottom. When new neighbours move in, she gradually starts to rejoin the village community. But no one knows that Miss Slade keeps all her money buried in a milk churn.
ISBN 9780141302850
Publisher Penguin, 2000
King-Smith, Dick
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Witch-in-training 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 Witch-in-training series (8 books)
Friel, Maeve & Reid, Nathan (ill)
No book cover.
17654
Witch-in-training: brewing up
Jessica and Miss Strega are off on an expedition to restock Miss Strega's shop with brewing ingredients. Jessica, Berkeley and Felicity brew up a nasty itchy brew but Miss Strega has a way to get her own back.
ISBN 9780007133444
Series Witch-in-training series (4 of 8)
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, UK, 2003
Friel, Maeve & Reid, Nathan (ill)
No book cover.
106917
Witch-in-training: broomstick battles
Jessica learns how to 'spell backwards,' which means she can now travel backwards in time and find out the history of some of the more interesting spells she is learning in witch training.
ISBN 9780007185245
Series Witch-in-training series (5 of 8)
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, UK, 2004
Friel, Maeve & Reid, Nathan (ill)
No book cover.
106916
Witch-in-training: charming or what
Miss Strega decides Jessica has to learn not only how to be charming but how to do charming. She takes her on holidays where Jessica finds a lucky pebble that will help her with her charm skills. But, things do not work out as expected.
ISBN 9780007133437
Series Witch-in-training series (3 of 8)
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, UK, 2004
Friel, Maeve & Reid, Nathan (ill)
No book cover.
108398
Witch-in-training: flying lessons
Jessica thinks she is an ordinary ten year old but she is actually on the way to becoming a very bright young witch. When she sees the broomstick for sale outside the hardware shop, Jessica's apprenticeship in witchcraft begins.
ISBN 9780007133413
Series Witch-in-training series (1 of 8)
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, UK, 2002
Friel, Maeve & Reid, Nathan (ill)
No book cover.
108436
Witch-in-training: moonlight mischief
Jessica is off to the Witches' Games to compete in the championship hurdles. She soon discovers the other witches are determined to win and will even use trickery. This adventure is full of lots of high-jinks and low tricks.
ISBN 9780007185269
Series Witch-in-training series (7 of 8)
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, UK, 2005
Friel, Maeve & Reid, Nathan (ill)
No book cover.
108435
Witch-in-training: spelling trouble
Jessica, the ten year old witch-in-training, starts flying lessons as well as learning spelling and charming, under the watchful eye of Miss Strega.
ISBN 9780007133420
Series Witch-in-training series (2 of 8)
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, UK, 2004
Friel, Maeve & Reid, Nathan (ill)
No book cover.
112487
Witch-in-training: the last task
Jess is off on a quest to find Dame Walpurga's stolen shoes. But to get them back, she must tackle a rude giant, trick a grumpy gnome and uncover a secret hidden deep underground.
ISBN 9780007185276
Series Witch-in-training series (8 of 8)
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, UK, 2006
Friel, Maeve & Reid, Nathan (ill)
No book cover.
108399
Witch-in-training: witch switch
Jessica is learning the Witch Switch, how to magically change shape. But, although being a cat can be great fun, it's also a bit scary especially if a Witch Switch goes wrong.
ISBN 9780007185252
Series Witch-in-training series (6 of 8)
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, UK, 2005
Friel, Maeve & Reid, Nathan (ill)
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50769
Wizardry Crag
Tamly is being hunted by the sorcerers, Harshax and Krushax, because he doesn't have magic. Surely a boy without magic is of no use to them. Tamly must thwart their plans to rebuild the evil tower that will allow them to rule the world.
ISBN 9781862916616
Series Sorcerer's tower series, The (4 of 4)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2008
Topics / Australian Author /
Irvine, Ian & Cornish, D M (ill)
No book cover.
23613

New
Wolf and dog
Dog and wolf are cousins, one tame, one wild, one literate, one not. Their numerous differences lead them to argue, which for Wolf, who is unable to read, is delighted when a good rhyme has been made. Wolf plays upon Dog's fear and responsibility as Boss' protector and Dog playing upon Wolf's inability to read. Neither comes to harm and both remain friends.
ISBN 9781877579387
Publisher Gecko Press, 2013
Heede, Sylvia Vanden & Tolman, Marije (ill)
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Wolf kingdom series
Any two titles read from this series can be included as official Challenge books; up to five more titles can be included as your personal choice books. To see the individual book titles and their PRC ID numbers, go to the Series lists on the Booklists page on the website. Or, you can search for a series name or the individual titles by using the Search function on the top left hand corner of the screen.
Series Wolf kingdom series (4 books)
Harland, Richard & Peterson, Laura (ill)
No book cover.
18683
Wolf's story: what really happened to Little Red Riding Hood, The
As everyone knows, there are usually two sides to every story and if you believe the sharp-toothed villain of Little Red Riding Hood, there is a logical explanation for everything.
ISBN 9781844280162
Publisher Walker Books, 2005
Forward, Toby & Cohen, Izar (ill)
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18526
Wolves
Rabbit visits a library to read important facts about wolves, such as where wolves live, how many teeth they have and what they like to eat. No rabbits were eaten during the making of this book.
ISBN 9781405050821
Publisher MacMillan, 2005
Gravett, Emily
No book cover.
15251
Wolves
Simple, factual information about wolves, with beautifully presented photographs and illustrations. A glossary of terms and an index are included.
ISBN 9780733936241
Series Longman world of animals series (20 books)
Publisher Pearson Education Australia, 2002
Meadows, Graham & Vial, Claire
No book cover.
2585
Wolves
Explore the world of the wolf pack and their leader, the grey wolf. Learn about the amazing skills that the grey wolf has to survive, from its sharp senses and amazing memory, to its ferocious ability to hunt and kill. Discover how wolves communicate with one another and look after their pups.
ISBN 9780199119356
Publisher Oxford University Press, 2009
Topics / Year 3 easy reads /
Wallace, Karen & Pointer, Jonathon (ill)
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31096
Wombat and the Grand Poohjam
The Grand Poohjam of Stink'um knows exactly how to make kids do as they are told. That is, before the Princess of O'Straylia arrives in his court with her pet wombat.
ISBN 9781862918092
Series Mates - great Australian yarns (16 books)
Publisher Omnibus Books, 2009
Topics / Australian Author /
French, Jackie & Marlton, Andrew (ill)
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4922
Wombat chronicles, The
The wombats of the We Work Wonders Earthmoving Company have, amongst their employees, emus who try very hard to please and frogs who take industrial action.
ISBN 9781862914537
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2001
Topics / Australian Author /
Syme, Marguerite Hann
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9367
Wombat who talked to the stars: the journal of a northern hairy-nosed wombat, The
The northern hairy-nosed wombat is one of Australia's most critically endangered species. There is thought to be only one colony of sixty-five animals left. This is the story of wombat number 104 in that colony.
ISBN 9780947304287
Publisher Great Glider Productions, 1997
Morris, Jill
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1974

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Wombats go on camp, The
Freddie has one eye, Alecia hates everything and Horrie loves his pet rat. Join the class on a camping trip as they explore, build, cook, climb, perform and have the time of their lives.
ISBN 9781743315040
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2013
Topics / Australian Author /
Harvey, Roland
No book cover.
9612
Wonder dog, The
Luke's parents just don't understand about how much a real dog can love you. They buy him the robotic wonder dog that never makes a mess or barks and never needs to be fed. Eventually, Luke's parents find out why a real dog is better.
ISBN 9780864614216
Publisher Koala Books, 2002
Topics / Australian Author /
Freeman, Pamela & Stanley, David (ill)
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9553
Wonder thing, The
You have to guess what the wonder thing is in this book. Lovely pictures and riddles to help you.
ISBN 9780140557541
Publisher Penguin, 1996
Topics / Australian Author /
Hathorn, Libby
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12468
World that we want, The
Nine different habitats and forty-five fascinating creatures feature in this spectacular portrayal of the rare and fragile beauty of North Queensland.
ISBN 9780702234828
Publisher University of Queensland Press, 2005
Toft, Kim Michelle
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9502
Worms
Worms can be found almost everywhere and they are an important part of nature's food cycle. The book shows the lives of worms in detail, from eggs and larvae to fully grown adults.
ISBN 9781930643130
Publisher Thameside Press, 2001
Topics / Australian Author /
Morgan, Sally
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14908
Worry Tree, The
Juliet's a worrywart and no wonder. Her little sister, her parents and her Nana are all behaving strangely, and her best friends are fighting over her. Juliet can't fit in any more worries. When she makes a special discovery behind the wallpaper in her new bedroom, Juliet realises she might just be able to solve some of life's big problems.
ISBN 9781741662313
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2007
Topics / Australian Author /
Musgrove, Marianne
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12828
Worst witch all at sea, The
Mildred is forced to leave her Tabby Cat behind when the form go to the seaside. But Mildred cannot bear to leave Tabby so smuggles him along. The problem is how long she will be able to keep him hidden.
ISBN 9780140343892
Series Worst witch series (4 of 5)
Publisher Puffin UK, 1994
Murphy, Jill
No book cover.
109540
Worst witch saves the day, The
Mildred Hubble and her friends, Maud and Enid, are now in Form Three with a new form mistress, Miss Granite, who has a mass of red curls and a strange cloak that hides most of her face.
ISBN 9780141314341
Series Worst witch series (5 of 5)
Publisher Puffin UK, 2006
Murphy, Jill
No book cover.
Worst witch series
Any two titles read from this series can be included as official Challenge books; up to five more titles can be included as your personal choice books. To see the individual book titles and their PRC ID numbers, go to the Series lists on the Booklists page on the website. Or, you can search for a series name or the individual titles by using the Search function on the top left hand corner of the screen.
Series Worst witch series (5 books)
Murphy, Jill
No book cover.
4948
Worst witch strikes again, The
It's the beginning of the summer term at Miss Cackle's Academy for witches and Mildred is in trouble again because of new girl, Enid.
ISBN 9780140313482
Series Worst witch series (2 of 5)
Publisher Puffin UK, 1981
Murphy, Jill
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157355
Worst witch to the rescue, The
Mildred Hubble is sure that the new term at Miss Cackle's Academy for Witches is going to go brilliantly. She has prepared the best Holiday Project ever and she's certain that her form teacher, the formidable Miss Hardbroom, will be impressed. Even Mildred's arch enemy, Ethel Hallow, seems to have turned over a new leaf. But, as always, Mildred's plans soon come tumbling down around her.
ISBN 9780141383019
Series Worst witch series (6 of 5)
Publisher Puffin UK, 2007
Murphy, Jill
No book cover.
97957
Worst witch, The
Mildred is the worst witch at Miss Cackle's academy. Her spells are never right, no matter how hard she tries. When Mildred's class performs at the Halloween celebration, she is not sure how her broom-flying will go.
ISBN 9780141314501
Series Worst witch series (1 of 5)
Publisher Puffin Australia, 2001
Murphy, Jill
No book cover.
21065
Would you rather be a tadpole
Look on and beneath the surface of a pond with the Cat in the Hat. He'll tell you all you need to know about the fascinating creatures that live there.
ISBN 9780007433094
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, UK, 2011
Worth, B & Ruiz, A (ill) & Mathieu, J (ill)
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8075
Wrestlefest fever
Tom and Harry are wrestling fans but their Dad has left it too late to get their tickets. A chance meeting lets them attend the night of the Wrestlefest.
ISBN 9781877073052
Publisher Word Weavers Press, 2002
Topics / Australian Author /
Roy, James
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