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Children's Fiction
Tash the Terrible Terrier
The Moon Festival
Kind Ben
The Wet Day
I Forgive You
The Lost Sheep
Two Builders
I'm Sorry
Just Like Me
After the Flood
When I Feel Angry
Marisa's Joy Diary
Ben and Sophia
The Promise
Oxford Literacy Assess series
Tess and Alex at the River
Friends
Bullies Are Not Welcome
The Secret
Alex's Bike
The New Girl
The Sleepover
A Day to Remember
Valuing Our Volunteers
Road Rules
Local Heroes
Our Aussie Legends
Lester Lizard's Super Siren
Rosie Robin's Birthday Surprise
Gavin Grasshopper's Costume
Fitzherbert Frog Loses His Voice
Clara Cat
Dallas Dog
Henry Horse
Penelope Pig
Bend, Stretch and Leap
Rex Plays Fetch
Tash the Terrible Terrier
Photographs and text by Julie Haydon
(Self-published, 2015)
For ages 6-9

Tash the terrier is excited when she is adopted by a loving family. But Tash keeps getting into terrible trouble in her new home. Can she prove she's not so terrible after all?




The Moon Festival (PM series, level 22)
Illustrated by Paul Könye
(Cengage Learning Australia, 2015)
For ages 7-9

Eve went to the Moon Festival with her uncle and cousin. They ate moon cakes, decorated lanterns and even saw some fireworks.




Kind Ben (Start with Your Heart series)
Illustrated by Kiera Poelsma
(Garratt Publishing, 2013)
For ages 4-6

Ben shows he is a good, kind friend when he helps his friend Josh.




The Wet Day (Start with Your Heart series)
Illustrated by Kiera Poelsma
(Garratt Publishing, 2013)
For ages 4-6

Sienna and Pa think of fun things to do on a wet day when the power goes out.




I Forgive You (Start with Your Heart series)
Illustrated by Kiera Poelsma
(Garratt Publishing, 2013)
For ages 5-7

Maria is angry with her brother, Adam, but she learns to forgive him.




The Lost Sheep (Start with Your Heart series)
Illustrated by Kiera Poelsma
(Garratt Publishing, 2013)
For ages 5-7

A man is happy when he finds his lost sheep. (Based on the Parable of the Lost Sheep.)




Two Builders (Start with Your Heart series)
Illustrated by Kiera Poelsma
(Garratt Publishing, 2013)
For ages 5-7

A wise builder builds his house on a foundation of rock, while a foolish builder builds on soft sand. (Based on the Parable of the Wise and Foolish Builders.)




I'm Sorry (Start with Your Heart series)
Illustrated by Kiera Poelsma
(Garratt Publishing, 2013)
For ages 5-7

Will's friends say they are sorry for making fun of him.




Just Like Me (Start with Your Heart series)
Illustrated by Kiera Poelsma
(Garratt Publishing, 2013)
For ages 6-8

When a man in a wheelchair visits Jordan's school, Jordan realises it's important to treat others as she likes to be treated.




After the Flood (Start with Your Heart series)
Illustrated by Kiera Poelsma
(Garratt Publishing, 2013)
For ages 7-9

A flood destroys Tyler's home. How will he and his family cope?




When I Feel Angry (Start with Your Heart series)
Illustrated by Kiera Poelsma
(Garratt Publishing, 2013)
For ages 7-9

Everything seems to make Riley angry, including his mum and his sick brother. But Aunt Jess shows Riley how to calm himself down.




Marisa's Joy Diary (Start with Your Heart series)
Illustrated by Kiera Poelsma
(Garratt Publishing, 2013)
For ages 8-10

Marisa and her classmates are asked to keep a diary of everything that brings them joy.




Ben and Sophia (Start with Your Heart series)
Illustrated by Kiera Poelsma
(Garratt Publishing, 2013)
For ages 8-10

Ben has to sing at the school concert, but he is worried he will forget the words to his song. Can his elderly neighbour help him?




The Promise (Start with Your Heart series)
Illustrated by Kiera Poelsma
(Garratt Publishing, 2013)
For ages 9-11

Liana and Ryan enter a writing competition together, and discuss what they'll buy with the prize money. But is a promise worth more?




Oxford Literacy Assess series
(OUP, 2013)
For ages 5-8

Oxford Literacy Assess contains 60 assessment texts for classroom use. Julie has written ten of the fiction texts.

Oxford Literacy Assess series
• The Frog• The Little Worm
• A Bath for Buster• Lion's New Car
• I Like Blue!• A New House for the Giants
• It Is OK to Be Me• Coco's Puppies
• Run, Turtles, Run• A Name for Baby





Tess and Alex at the River (Oxford Literacy series - a Tess and Alex book)
Illustrated by Kiera Poelsma
(OUP, 2009)
For ages 4-6

Best friends Tess and Alex live in a country town. What do Tess and Alex do to keep cool on a hot day?




Friends (Oxford Literacy series - a Tess and Alex book)
Illustrated by Kiera Poelsma
(OUP, 2009)
For ages 4-6

Best friends Tess and Alex are angry with each other. What do Tess and Alex do to get along?




Bullies Are Not Welcome (Oxford Literacy series - a Tess and Alex book)
Illustrated by Kiera Poelsma
(OUP, 2009)
For ages 5-7

Best friends Tess and Alex are playing basketball when Ben, a bully, comes along. How do Tess and Alex deal with the bully?




The Secret (Oxford Literacy series - a Tess and Alex book)
Illustrated by Kiera Poelsma
(OUP, 2009)
For ages 5-7

Tess finds out what Alex is getting for his birthday, but it's a surprise! Does Tess keep the secret?




Alex's Bike (Oxford Literacy series - a Tess and Alex book)
Illustrated by Kiera Poelsma
(OUP, 2009)
For ages 6-8

Alex gets a bike for his birthday, but it's much bigger than his old bike. What happens the first time Alex rides his new bike?




The New Girl (Oxford Literacy series - a Tess and Alex book)
Illustrated by Kiera Poelsma
(OUP, 2009)
For ages 6-8

A new student, Kate, sits next to Tess when her best friend, Alex, is away. What happens when Kate wants Tess to be her best friend?




The Sleepover (Oxford Literacy series - a Tess and Alex book)
Illustrated by Kiera Poelsma
(OUP, 2009)
For ages 7-9

Alex's friends have a sleepover at Alex's house. But when they're in their tents, they hear a scary noise. What's making the noise?




A Day to Remember (Oxford Literacy series - a Tess and Alex book)
Illustrated by Kiera Poelsma
(OUP, 2009)
For ages 7-9

Tess and Alex are excited about spending the day with Tess's big cousin Sam. But the day doesn't turn out how they expect!




Valuing Our Volunteers (Oxford Literacy series - a Tess and Alex book)
Illustrated by Kiera Poelsma
(OUP, 2011)
For ages 8-10

Tess and Alex learn a valuable lesson about volunteering when they help an elderly neighbour. (Also contains a non-fiction text.)




Road Rules (Oxford Literacy series - a Tess and Alex book)
Illustrated by Kiera Poelsma
(OUP, 2011)
For ages 8-10

Tess, Alex and Sam go on a bike ride to the park, but Tess doesn't follow the road rules. (Also contains a non-fiction text.)




Local Heroes (Oxford Literacy series - an Ann Ling book)
Illustrated by Nahum Ziersch
(OUP, 2011)
For ages 8-10

Ann moves to a new town and faces her fear of swimming. (Also contains a non-fiction text.)




Our Aussie Legends (Oxford Literacy series - an Ann Ling book)
Illustrated by Nahum Ziersch
(OUP, 2011)
For ages 8-10

Ann's favourite swimmer is coming to town. Will Ann get to meet her? (Also contains a non-fiction text.)




Lester Lizard's Super Siren (Magic Sounds series)
Illustrated by Neil Capel
(Hinkler Books, 2002)
For ages 2-4

Follow the fun-filled adventures of Lester Lizard and his friends. Lester wants to be a police lizard. Now that he has a helmet with a loud siren, his friends find plenty of problems that need a police lizard's help. Read the words, then push the button to hear Lester Lizard's siren.




Rosie Robin's Birthday Surprise (Magic Sounds series)
Illustrated by Neil Capel
(Hinkler Books, 2002)
For ages 2-4

Follow the fun-filled adventures of Rosie Robin on her birthday. She asks each of her friends to sing with her, but they are all too busy. Too busy planning a birthday surprise for Rosie! Read the words, then push the button to hear Rosie Robin sing.




Gavin Grasshopper's Costume (Magic Sounds series)
Illustrated by Neil Capel
(Hinkler Books, 2002)
For ages 2-4

Follow the fun-filled adventures of Gavin Grasshopper and his friends as they attend a fancy-dress party. Gavin knows his friends won't recognise him in his costume, but somehow they always do! Could it be because Gavin chirps when he is excited? Read the words, then push the button to hear Gavin Grasshopper chirp.




Fitzherbert Frog Loses His Voice (Magic Sounds series)
Illustrated by Neil Capel
(Hinkler Books, 2002)
For ages 2-4

Follow the fun-filled adventures of Fitzherbert Frog and his friends as they search for his lost voice. Will Fitzherbert Frog get his voice back? Read the words, then push the button to hear where Fitzherbert Frog's lost voice is hiding.




Clara Cat (Magic Sounds series 2)
Illustrated by Neil Capel
(Hinkler Books, 2005)
For ages 2-4

It is a special day for Clara Cat. Something wonderful is about to happen. Before it does, can Clara find a safe, quiet place? Read the words, then push the button to hear Clara Cat meow.




Dallas Dog (Magic Sounds series 2)
Illustrated by Neil Capel
(Hinkler Books, 2005)
For ages 2-4

Follow the fun-filled adventures of Dallas Dog as he looks after two mischievous piglets. Dallas is used to his sheep doing exactly what he tells them, but will the piglets listen to him? Read the words, then push the button to hear Dallas Dog bark.




Henry Horse (Magic Sounds series 2)
Illustrated by Neil Capel
(Hinkler Books, 2005)
For ages 2-4

Follow the fun-filled adventures of Henry Horse and his friends as they get ready for a party. Everyone has something new to wear to the party except Henry. What will Henry wear? Read the words, then push the button to hear Henry Horse neigh.




Penelope Pig (Magic Sounds series 2)
Illustrated by Neil Capel
(Hinkler Books, 2005)
For ages 2-4

Follow the fun-filled adventures of Penelope Pig and her friends as they play a game of tag. Penelope loves games, but she is not very good at tag. Will Penelope find a game she is good at? Read the words, then push the button to hear Penelope Pig snort.




Bend, Stretch and Leap
Illustrated by Meredith Thomas
(Nelson Thomson Learning, 2001)
For ages 6-8

Tommy likes to do lots of things. He likes to read, watch television and play basketball, and he likes to do ballet. But Tommy's friends make fun of him for doing ballet. However, a special visitor to the school soon teaches the children that ballet is for everyone.

Bend, Stretch and Leap is also available on CD-ROM. It is one of ten books on the CD. It is also available as a play in the PM Reader's Theatre series (see Order Books for more information).




Rex Plays Fetch
Illustrated by Pat Reynolds
(Nelson Thomson Learning, 2001)
For ages 6-8

Jacob takes his dog, Rex, to the park every day. Rex plays fetch better than any other dog Jacob knows. Then Rex cuts his paw and needs stitches. Will Rex ever be able to play fetch again?




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