Reading List

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Suggested Reading

A boy and a girl looking over their verandah at a tram. The girl is holding a teddy bear.

The Tram to Bondi Beach

Libby Hathom

A story of a young boy's adventures working as a paper boy on the busy trams, travelling to Bondi Beach.

It was Kieran's dream to be a paper boy and when he finally gets the chance finds it's not as easy as he thought it would be but with his friend Saxon teaching him the ropes he eventually gets the opportunity to work at his favourite place...the beach, and the tram rides are the best part of the job to Kieran. When he grows up he won't be a paper boy, he'll be a tram driver rattling and flying down the hill to Bondi Beach.

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Pig sneaking in a hallway

Olivia the Spy

Ian Falconer

Everyone's favourite pig is about to have a surprise trip to the ballet! But when Olivia overhears her mother complaining about her recent naughty behaviour, her imagination runs wild and she decides to find out everything being said about her ...until her eavesdropping leads her to believe she is being carted off to prison!

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A cow jumping over the Moon

The Cow Tripped Over the Moon

Tony Wilson

Hey diddle diddle You all know the riddle A cow jumps over the moon . . . But the moon is very high in the sky. How many attempts will it take before Cow makes her famous high-flying leap?

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A blue pigeon with small wings and a long neck. "Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus!"

Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus!

Mo Willems

Winner of a 2004 Caldecott Honour Award.

When the driver leaves the bus temporarily, he gives the reader just one instruction: "Don't let the pigeon drive the bus!" But, boy, that pigeon tries every trick in the book to get in that driving seat: he whines, wheedles, fibs and flatters. Will you let him drive? Told entirely in speech bubbles, this is a brilliantly original book.

"For a child, it's a delirious formula: all of a sudden, you're in charge of a bus... Well executed and so smartly layered." The New York Times

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