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All at sea : adventures of a sleepwalking pooch

All at sea : adventures of a sleepwalking pooch
Daddo, AndrewSkoz the dog ; 1



Our Australia : Byron Bay

Our Australia : Byron Bay
Kettle, PhilOur Australia ; 8



Clementine Rose. Collection one

Clementine Rose. Collection one
Harvey, JacquelineClementine Rose ; [1-3]

Clementine Rose was delivered not in the usual way, at a hospital, but in the back of a mini-van, in a basket of dinner rolls. So begins the story of a lovely little girl who lives in Penberthy Floss in a large ramshackle house with her mother, Lady Clarissa, Digby Pertwhistle the butler and ...


Horrid Henry's school fair

Horrid Henry's school fair
Simon, FrancescaEarly readerHorrid Henry

Henry is sick of never winning ANYTHING, so when he gets the chance to cheat his way to an amazing prize at the school fair, he just can't resist. But sometimes winning isn't all it's cracked up to be . . .


Dad's day off

Dad's day off
Ivanoff, George, 1968-Sprints



Zac strikes out

Zac strikes out

Larry, H. I.Zac Power spy camp ; 2.


Pirates and dragons

Pirates and dragons
Small, AlfieAlfie Small



The naming of Tishkin Silk

The naming of Tishkin Silk
Millard, GlendaPremiers' Reading Challenge Years 5 and 6

Griffin Silk is an uncommon sort of boy, from an uncommon sort of family. The warm, loving home he shares with his father, grandmother and five big sisters (The Rainbow Girls) is marked by the aching absence of his mother and baby sister. Where have they gone and will they be coming home again?


Fairy tale twists. Three magic mice

Fairy tale twists. Three magic mice
Dale, KatieFairy tale twists



The enchanted wood

The enchanted wood
Blyton, Enid, 1897-1968

A deluxe hardback edition of this Blyton classic. When Joe, Beth and Frannie move to the country, they find a wood nearby. In the wood stands the magic faraway tree where the Saucepan Man, Moon-Face and Silky the Fairy live. 



Fienberg, AnnaTashi ; 01

For twenty years Tashi has been telling fabulous stories. He escaped from a war lord in a faraway place and flew to this country on the back of a swan. And he wished he would find a friend just like Jack. In this first book of his daring adventures, Tashi tells Jack about the time he tricked ...


Rascal's big day

Rascal's big day
JenningsPaul, 1943-Rascal storyPremiers' Reading Challenge Early Childhood to Year 2




Pippa's perfect picnic

Pippa's perfect picnic
Nickerson, JulieAussie nibbles



Judy Moody and the bucket list

Judy Moody and the bucket list
McDonald, MeganJudy Moody ; 13

Judy is visiting Grandma Lou one day when she accidentally finds an uber-mysterious list of activities, a Bucket List! Which gives Judy an idea: How rare would it be if she made her "own" way-official bucket list of all the things she wants to do before she starts fourth grade? 


Dirty Bertie : snow!

Dirty Bertie : snow!
MacDonald, Alan, 1958-Dirty Bertie



Charlie and the chocolate factory

Charlie and the chocolate factory
DahlRoald, 1916-1990

Phizz-whizzing new branding for RoaldDahl, the world's No. storyteller! Exciting, bold and instantly recognisable with Quentin Blake's inimitable artwork. Mr Willy Wonka is the most extraordinary chocolate maker in the world. And do you know who Charlie is? Charlie Bucket is the hero.


Pearlie goes to Rio

Pearlie goes to Rio
Harmer, WendyPearlie the park fairy ; 16Premiers' Reading Challenge Years 3 and 4



Hey Jack!. The circus lesson

Hey Jack!. The circus lesson
Rippin, SallyHey Jack! ; [9]Premiers' Reading Challenge Early Childhood to Year 2



The burglar's breakfast

The burglar's breakfast
Sims, LesleyUsborne young reading. Series one
Alfie Briggs, a burglar, returns from a hard night's thieving to find that someone has burgled his breakfast.