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AUSSIE! AUSSIE! AUSSIE! stories are written for young Australians aged 7 — 10 and levelled appropriately. They are supported by cartoon illustrations which add meaning to the text for the young reader.
The Best Sleepover Ever! by Rowena Cory Dniells
Category: Set 3 | Reading Level: 22–24
Jake is excited. He is finally allowed to have a friend sleep over. He is determined it will be the best sleepover ever. But Jake's older brother and sister are also determined—to make sure the sleepover is a disaster!
The Football by Jeannie Meekins
Charlie and Liam dream of owning a Sherrin Football signed by Nathan Buckley. They do odd jobs to save the money they need to make their dreams come true. But all their plans go out the window when they need to help a mate in trouble.
No Presents for Christmas by Barry Carozzi
Would you like to live in the 1930s? You would have no TV, no computer, no CDs. Your family probably wouldn’t even have a car. Life was hard but the children who lived back then knew how to make their own fun. And they didn’t let something like having no money for presents stop them celebrating Christma ...Show more
Bridging the Snowy by Goldie Alexander
Every summer, Rowan and his cousin Zach camp in the Snowy Mountains with their families. The adults love the annual reunion, but Rowan dreads having to spend time with Zach. Zach is taller and stronger than Rowan, and loves to take risks. He also loves to tease Rowan. But when disaster strikes while the ...Show more
The Big Blowie by Sally Murphy
Category: Set 3 | Reading Level: 26–28
Every afternoon, tourists visit beautiful Lake Blowie. They have afternoon tea at Syd's place and buy postcards and souvenirs. But the drought has made the lake dry up. The tourists have stopped coming. A new attraction is needed — and Syd knows just the thing!
The Goanna Island Mystery by Dale Harcombe
Legend says that the ghost of a pirate haunts the tiny Goanna Island. Leo, new to the area, decides to investigate one day, when the local bully dares him to visit the island. Leo doesn't really believe in ghosts - until he sees a pale face peering at him from a window. Who is on the island? Are all the ...Show more
Jimmy and the Bluebottles by Chris Maher
Jimmy is a Nipper in the local surf lifesaving club. He loves the water and he loves to swim. But the water can be dangerous. One day, while training for a competition, Jimmy is stung by a school of bluebottles. Even when his stings have healed, Jimmy is scared to go back in the water. Will Jimmy give u ...Show more
Magpie Madness by Judi Pope
It’s that time of year again—magpie season. Sam has been attacked by one on the way home and she is not happy. But she’s not the only one with magpie trouble. The postie has refused to deliver the mail until something is done about the swooping magpies on his mail route. Sam vows to come up with a solut ...Show more