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Issue Details: First known date: 1997... 1997 Tadpoles
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y separately published work icon Nanna Pamela Freeman , Redfern : Koala Books , 1997 Z1011815 1997 single work children's fiction children's

'Alex and Di are excited when Nanna comes to live with them.

'But Nanna seems to care more about going to bowls and keeping the house tidy than she does about her family…

'This sensitive and uplifting story tells how all members of the family, from young to elderly, deal with loss and how each in their own way process grief.' (Publication summary)

Redfern : Koala Books , 1997
y separately published work icon There's an Echidna at the Bottom of my Garden Jackie French , David Stanley (illustrator), Redfern : Koala Books , 1997 Z1012403 1997 single work picture book children's

This is the true story of George the echidna, who likes eating ants and termites, but who HATES the smell of gum boots.

Redfern : Koala Books , 1997
y separately published work icon Sally's Painting Room Wendy Orr , Redfern : Koala Books , 1997 Z834484 1997 single work children's fiction children's

'Sally was a painter. All day long pictures danced and sang in her head, waiting to be poured onto paper. Sally creates a place of her own...just for painting.' (Publication summary)

Redfern : Koala Books , 1997
y separately published work icon You Little Monster Jane Bowring , New South Wales : Koala Books , 1997 Z834628 1997 single work children's fiction children's New South Wales : Koala Books , 1997
y separately published work icon Strays Nette Hilton , Kerry Millard (illustrator), Redfern : Koala Books , 1997 Z834715 1997 single work children's fiction children's

'David and his mother are strays. They are huddled in a caravan one wintry night when the evil landlord casts them out into the rain - just because they gave milk to a stray cat. Where can the go? The cat seems to want them to follow her, but what could she possibly have to offer?' (Publication summary)

Redfern : Koala Books , 1997
y separately published work icon There's a Wallaby at the Bottom of my Garden Jackie French , Redfern : Koala Books , 1997 Z847886 1997 single work children's fiction children's

'This is the story of Fred the blacktailed wallaby, who liked eating apricots and mandarins, but never really noticed where he left his tail.' (Publication summary)

Redfern : Koala Books , 1997
y separately published work icon Fraidy Cats Penny Hall , Gregory Rogers (illustrator), Mascot : Koala Books , 1998 Z984322 1998 single work children's fiction children's

'Together, Ari's gang had the best sports card collection in the school, and even the district. That was until Ari made a discovery. Everyone's scared of something: everyone except Ari. He's small and tough and nothing scares him. That's what he says...' (Publication summary)

Mascot : Koala Books , 1998
y separately published work icon A Stuffy Old Bear Nette Hilton , Janice Bowles (illustrator), Mascot : Koala Books , 1998 Z996902 1998 single work children's fiction children's Mascot : Koala Books , 1998
y separately published work icon Felix Smith Has Every Right to be a Crocodile Jackie French , Mascot : Koala Books , 1998 Z1012414 1998 single work children's fiction children's

'On Monday Night Felix Smith decides he's a crocodile.'

Mascot : Koala Books , 1998
y separately published work icon I Miss You Sharon Callen , Mascot : Koala Books , 1998 Z1075471 1998 single work children's fiction children's Mascot : Koala Books , 1998
y separately published work icon Hero Sally Odgers , Mascot : Koala Books , 1998 Z1197408 1998 single work children's fiction children's Mascot : Koala Books , 1998
Bill the Inventor Garth Nix , Mascot : Koala Books , 1998 Z834988 1998 single work children's fiction children's
— Appears in: One Beastly Beast, Two Aliens, Three Inventors, Four Fantastic Tales 2007; (p. 107-160)
'When you're an orphan, new parents are the most important thing in the world. But when Mrs. O'Squealin tries out some parents on Bill the Inventor, he doesn't like what she's found - pirates, a wizard and witch, and even blobby aliens! Bill's inventions are the only thing that might save him from a life of peg-legs, roasted toads or extra tentacles. But will his inventions be enough?' (Source: Libraries Australia.)
Mascot : Koala Books , 1998
y separately published work icon The Ringmaster Sally Odgers , New South Wales : Koala Books , 1999 Z848123 1999 single work children's fiction children's

'All her life, our heroine has dreamed of being in a circus. She'd love to ride and jump and do acrobatics. When the school needs to raise money, she thinks the solution is obvious. They'll hold a circus! And she'll be the Ringmaster. But great ideas need hard work and determination. For confident early independent readers.' (Publication summary)

New South Wales : Koala Books , 1999
y separately published work icon Charlie's Gold Jackie French , Nina Rycroft (illustrator), Mascot : Koala Books , 1999 Z848129 1999 single work children's fiction children's It began with a hailstorm. Emily loves the beautiful covering of white over the land but now the peaches are ruined, and without this year's crop the family will lose their farm. Emily tells her older sister that Charlie will help them to find gold and save the farm. But Joanna and Harriet say she's talking rubbish. Who is Charlie? What would a little kid like Emily know? Mascot : Koala Books , 1999
y separately published work icon Burt and the Band Jackie French , Beth Norling (illustrator), Mascot : Koala Books , 2000 Z1012429 2000 single work children's fiction children's It's the Heritage Week parade tomorrow. All the kids in the band are excited, but at the last rehearsal, Sam Snarkle broke the big drum. What can they do? Join Amy Widdle, Rupert Teazel and Sam Snarkle as they solve the problem of getting a new drum. Their solution is very inventive - put the farting cow into the parade! Hilarious story, with lots of funny sound effects. Mascot : Koala Books , 2000
y separately published work icon Countdown Janine M. Fraser , Mascot : Koala Books , 2000 Z1016167 2000 single work children's fiction children's Mascot : Koala Books , 2000
y separately published work icon Grandmuttie Nan Hunt , Mascot : Koala Books , 2000 Z1044632 2000 single work children's fiction children's Mascot : Koala Books , 2000
y separately published work icon Jessica Joan Wendy Orr , Ann James (illustrator), Port Melbourne : Mammoth , 1994 Z833228 1994 single work children's fiction children's Jessica Joan lived all alone. Her life was tidy, her garden was neat, her house was the quietest house on the street. But Jessica Joan goes shopping and things are never the same again. Mascot : Koala Books , 2000
y separately published work icon Guess My Friends Sally Odgers , Mascot : Koala Books , 2000 Z1422462 2000 single work children's fiction children's A rhyming text and intriguing clues invite the reader to guess the animal and turn the page to find out. Mascot : Koala Books , 2000
y separately published work icon The Case of the Disappearing Dog Sally Odgers , Mascot : Koala Books , 2001 Z958078 2001 single work children's fiction children's mystery science fiction

'Jilly is puzzled. Her dog Butterpaws has vanished again. Jonathan's dog has also disappeared. Where does Butterpaws go? Jilly is determined to find out. For ages 9 and over.' (Publication summary)

Mascot : Koala Books , 2001
y separately published work icon Alan the Alien Penny Hall , Craig Smith (illustrator), Mascot : Koala Books , 2002 Z946222 2002 single work children's fiction children's 'A boy arrives on Clark's doorstep and says he is an exchange student but there is something not quite right. Alan Alyian is weird and he's full of surprises.' (Publisher's blurb)
Mascot : Koala Books , 2002
y separately published work icon Captain Purrfect Jackie French , Gus Gordon (illustrator), Mascot : Koala Books , 2002 Z1012433 2002 single work picture book children's Mascot : Koala Books , 2002
y separately published work icon The Space Bug Jackie French , Mitch Vane (illustrator), Mascot : Koala Books , 2002 Z1012436 2002 single work picture book children's

'A meteorite crashes to earth, and demolishes the Biscuit Creek Primary School toilets! The heat hatches a space-going egg. Is this Earth's first alien? The space bug is short, fat and likes eating electrical equipment. Enter one small stroppy girl and her nerdy teenage brother. Ages 6+.' (Publication summary)

Mascot : Koala Books , 2002
y separately published work icon The Black House Jackie French , Mascot : Koala Books , 2003 Z1012451 2003 single work children's fiction children's science fiction

'Barney's family moves to a new house in the country. It's a strange house, but the setting is nice and the people in town are friendly. But the house has a secret: there are shudders at night, slime on the walls and Barney has very strange dreams. The caretaker is worried too. Ages 8+.' (Publication summary)

Mascot : Koala Books , 2003
y separately published work icon Vampire Slugs on Callisto Jackie French , Sarah Baron (illustrator), Mascot : Koala Books , 2003 Z1012454 2003 single work picture book children's

'What's worse than mutant cockroaches? Vampire slugs, that's what. They're big and fanged and slimy and suck just about everything. Soon there'll be no trees or plants left on Callisto. Someone has to do something - but Sam and her friend Broc feel so helpless. Why isn't anyone else worried? This is another brilliantly funny story set on Callisto, the nicest planet in the universe (well, most of the time). Book 3 in the "Callisto" series follows the prize-winning "The Cafe on Callisto" and "Space Pirates on Callisto". This is from a best-selling author, winner of 40 awards for her writing. It includes hilarious space fantasy series for 8+ age. It has a targeted marketing.' (Publication summary)

Mascot : Koala Books , 2003
y separately published work icon Albert Ironstain Bill Condon , Mascot : Koala Books , 2003 Z1049351 2003 single work children's fiction children's 'Albert Ironstain invents a great robot, Elvis, to be his identical twin but this invention turns out to be a very mixed blessing. Elvis is inclined to misunderstand commands with hilarious results and starts to develop a will of his own.' (Publisher's blurb)
Mascot : Koala Books , 2003
y separately published work icon The Canteen Crisis Christine Keighery , Mascot : Koala Books , 2003 Z1050329 2003 single work children's fiction children's

'Jack is a good boy, so he can't figure out why the canteen mum is picking on him. Ages 6+.' (Publication summary)

Mascot : Koala Books , 2003
y separately published work icon Warts 'n' All Anne Morgan , Mascot : Koala Books , 2003 Z1055204 2003 single work children's fiction children's

'Marti wakes up with a wart on her nose! She rings the ambulance, tries her mum's expensive perfume and herbs from the windowsill garden...everything! It is Rudi from next door who comes up with the perfect cure. But the side-effect is that she becomes a were-dog! Ages 7+.' (Publication summary)

Mascot : Koala Books , 2003

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

Notes:
Series published by Koala Books in Redfern during 1997; the remainder of the series was published in Mascot from 1998-2003.

Works about this Work

Starting a New Publishing List Kerry White , 1997 single work column
— Appears in: Magpies : Talking About Books for Children , November vol. 12 no. 5 1997; (p. 14-16)
Starting a New Publishing List Kerry White , 1997 single work column
— Appears in: Magpies : Talking About Books for Children , November vol. 12 no. 5 1997; (p. 14-16)
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