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425
Tuck everlasting
Drinking the water from a special spring ensures immortality. The Tuck family has become immortal and faces a difficult situation when a girl uncovers their secret.
ISBN 9780747555957
Publisher Bloomsbury, 2002
Babbit, Natalie
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New
AniMalcolm
Malcolm doesn't like animals. Which is a problem because his family loves them. Their house is full of pets. What the house is not full of is stuff Malcolm likes. Such as the laptop he wanted for his birthday. The only bright spot on the horizon is the Year 6 school trip, to...oh no! A farm! Over the next few days, Malcolm changes. He learns what it's really like to be an animal. A whole series of animals, in fact. It does make him think differently. And speak differently. And, um, smell differently. But will he end up the same as before?
ISBN 9780008185152
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, UK, 2016
Baddiel, David
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41505

New
100 things to know about food
This informative book is filled with 100 fascinating facts about food: from how to grow a burger in a laboratory, to how many bees it takes to fill an orchard with apples. It contains bright, enticing illustrations, detailed facts on each page, an index and glossary, as well as internet links to specially selected websites which contain more information.
ISBN 9781409598619
Publisher Usborne Publishing Ltd, 2017
Baer, Sam & Firth, Rachel & Hall, Rose & James, Alice & Martin, Jerome
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1739
Foggy
Little Bay Village has a gigantic problem and it needs a wizard to solve it. When Meg and Russ are given the desperate mission to find the wizard known as Foggy, they find that he may be more trouble than he's worth.
ISBN 9780141310411
Publisher Penguin, 2001
Baillie, Allan
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Little brother
Vithy is in war-torn Cambodia searching for his only remaining family member, his older brother.
ISBN 9780143301745
Publisher Penguin, 2004
Baillie, Allan
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14839
My Australian story: Riding with Thunderbolt, the diary of Ben Cross
Life on the run with Captain Thunderbolt, famous Australian bushranger. Based on true story of young Ben Cross and the historical figures that he meets. Although his life is exciting, Ben reflects on the ethics of the choices he has made.
ISBN 9781865045801
Series My Australian story (31 books)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2004
Baillie, Allan
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Villains: a gallery of Australian rogues
Short, simple text that is easy to read but with gutsy content profiling the rogues of Australian history including how they lived and how they died. Full of action and drama.
ISBN 9781876580421
Publisher Phoenix Education, 2003
Baillie, Allan
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Belonging
This wordless picture book, with exquisite collage illustrations, explores the re-greening of a city, the role of community and the significance of children, family and neighbourhood in changing the urban environment.
ISBN 9780744592276
Publisher Walker Books, 2004
Baker, Jeannie
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34385
Circle
Each year, bar-tailed godwits undertake the longest migration of any bird. They fly from Australia and New Zealand to their breeding grounds in the Arctic, and then back again. The godwits follow invisible pathways that have been followed for thousands of years, while braving hunger and treacherous conditions to reach their destination.
ISBN 9781406338010
Publisher Walker Books, 2016
Baker, Jeannie
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Mirror
This innovative picture book is two stories designed to be read simultaneously. We experience a day in the lives of two boys and their families - one from inner city Sydney, Australia and the other from a small, remote village in Morocco, North Africa.
ISBN 9781406309140
Publisher Walker Books, 2010
Baker, Jeannie
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455
Where the forest meets the sea
A book without words in which superb collages tell the story of a boy and his father visiting an endangered rainforest in Queensland.
ISBN 9780744513059
Publisher Walker Books, 1989
Baker, Jeannie
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466
Window
A book without words showing the growth and development of a child and his environment. Superb collages tell the story.
ISBN 9780744594867
Publisher Walker Books, 2002
Baker, Jeannie
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42514

New
Aquatica: a beginner's field guide
Welcome to future Earth. Despite repeated warnings, the environment has become polluted to such an extent that many areas of the globe have become uninhabitable and wildlife is now extinct. From the ashes, a new style of 'wildlife' is created. Wildlife that will not remain harnessed by humankind.
ISBN 9781760404147
Publisher The Five Mile Press Pty Ltd, 2017
Balchin, Lance
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41350
Mechanica: a beginner's field guide
Welcome to future Earth. Despite repeated warnings, the environment has become polluted to such an extent that many areas of the globe have become uninhabitable, and wildlife is now extinct. From the ashes, a new style of wildlife is created. Wildlife that will not remain harnessed by humankind. Welcome to the world of Mechanica.
ISBN 9781760401085
Publisher The Five Mile Press Pty Ltd, 2016
Balchin, Lance
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Giant scrub python, The
The giant scrub python is rarely seen by the locals so when Sam and Davey first encounter it, they are terrified but curious. When an illegal animal trader hears about the snake, he is anxious to catch it, even though it is a protected species.
ISBN 9781877073106
Publisher Word Weavers Press, 2003
Baldwin, Grace MacDonald
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Emily Eyefinger
Imaginative tale about Emily who has an extra eye on the tip of her finger. This is how it all began.
ISBN 9780207196041
Series Emily Eyefinger series (1 of 13)
Publisher HarperCollins Australia, 1997
Ball, Duncan
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Emily Eyefinger and the balloon bandits
Emily is climbing out of a hot air balloon basket when three masked people jump in and make off with the balloon, but Emily is still hanging on to the ladder. Somehow Emily must survive the flight and catch the robbers.
ISBN 9780207199400
Series Emily Eyefinger series (7 of 13)
Publisher HarperCollins Australia, 2003
Ball, Duncan
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15546
Emily Eyefinger and the black volcano
An imaginative tale about Emily who has an extra eye on the tip of her finger. Emily must unravels the mystery of the missing Mint money and she save a village from an erupting volcano.
ISBN 9780207198816
Series Emily Eyefinger series (4 of 13)
Publisher HarperCollins Australia, 2000
Ball, Duncan
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15547
Emily Eyefinger and the city in the sky
Emily would never use the extra eye at the end of her finger to cheat at cards or hide-and-seek, but she can find lost objects and reform the class bully. She can even help Great Aunt Olympia find an ancient city in the sky.
ISBN 9780207200670
Series Emily Eyefinger series (10 of 13)
Publisher HarperCollins Australia, 1997
Ball, Duncan
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5502
Emily Eyefinger and the devil bones
Emily, the girl with the eye in her finger, finds the bones of an ancient, extinct mouse, that was as big as an elephant and terrified the cats of its day. But the so-called 'devil bones' go missing.
ISBN 9780207197758
Series Emily Eyefinger series (6 of 13)
Publisher HarperCollins Australia, 2002
Ball, Duncan
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Emily Eyefinger and the ghost ship
Emily Eyefinger's parents were shocked when Emily was born with an eye on the end of her finger but Emily has discovered that an eye on the end of her finger can be very handy, especially in these adventures.
ISBN 9780207198694
Series Emily Eyefinger series (8 of 13)
Publisher HarperCollins Australia, 2004
Ball, Duncan
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1587
Emily Eyefinger and the lost treasure
Having an eye at the end of her finger gets Emily into all sorts of adventures. When people ask her if she likes having an eye on the end of her finger, Emily says, 'On the one hand I like it. But on the other I don't.'
ISBN 9780207196034
Series Emily Eyefinger series (3 of 13)
Publisher HarperCollins Australia, 1997
Ball, Duncan
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15175
Emily Eyefinger and the puzzle in the jungle
Emily uses the finger to see out of the back half of a horse suit, catch a quiz cheat and even to solve an ancient puzzle. Along the way she has lots of fun and adventure.
ISBN 9780207199035
Series Emily Eyefinger series (9 of 13)
Publisher HarperCollins Australia, 2005
Ball, Duncan
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Emily Eyefinger and the secret from the sea
Emily is chased by gargoyles in Paris, rescues a runaway movie star, disguises herself as a baby elephant and outsmarts a master criminal.
ISBN 9780732293154
Series Emily Eyefinger series (11 of 13)
Publisher Angus & Robertson (HarperCollins), 2012
Ball, Duncan
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Emily Eyefinger series
Any two titles read from this series can be included as official Challenge books; up to five more titles can be included as your personal choice books. To see the individual book titles and their PRC ID numbers, go to the Series lists on the Booklists page on the website. Or, you can search for a series name or the individual titles by using the Search function on the top left hand corner of the screen.
Series Emily Eyefinger series (13 books)
Ball, Duncan
No book cover.
5313
Emily Eyefinger's alien adventure
The girl with the eye on the tip of her finger is back - and looking into some tricky situations.
ISBN 9780207197239
Series Emily Eyefinger series (5 of 13)
Publisher HarperCollins Australia, 2001
Ball, Duncan
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1589
Emily Eyefinger: secret agent
When Emily Eyefinger embarks on a secret mission, to reveal the identity of the elusive King Crim, she has the most exciting and dangerous adventure of all.
ISBN 9780207196027
Series Emily Eyefinger series (2 of 13)
Publisher HarperCollins Australia, 1997
Ball, Duncan
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98697
Eyeful of Emily, An
Meet Emily Eyefinger, the girl who discovers that having an eye on the end of your finger is incredibly handy when it comes to solving puzzles, crimes and problems of all sorts.
ISBN 9780732285685
Series Emily Eyefinger series (11 of 13)
Publisher HarperCollins Australia, 2007
Ball, Duncan
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3084
Eyespy Emily Eyefinger
Contains Emily Eyefinger's alien adventure, Emily Eyefinger and the devil bones, Emily Eyefinger and the balloon bandits, Emily Eyefinger and the ghost ship.
ISBN 9780732286378
Series Emily Eyefinger series (12 of 13)
Publisher HarperCollins Australia, 2008
Ball, Duncan
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6549
Ghost and the goggle-box, The
The clean-up of dead Uncle Arnold's Sydney house becomes a weird experience when Roger discovers that the old man is haunting the television set.
ISBN 9780207191497
Publisher HarperCollins Australia, 1997
Ball, Duncan
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68136
Joke's on Selby, The
Join Selby and Gary Gaggs, Bogusville's craziest comedian, in a gathering of giggles and gut-busting gags. Watch Gary tackle life on a leaky boat with a bad history and chuckle as he gets involved in a film romance with a difference. Selby must discover who the phantom gagsteris who keeps stealing all of Gary's punchlines.
ISBN 9780732288624
Series Selby series (22 books)
Publisher HarperCollins Australia, 2008
Ball, Duncan
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3347
Piggotts in peril
The Piggotts of Piggot Place return, triumphantly, in this cleverly-paced story of elusive pirate treasure.
ISBN 9780207197833
Publisher HarperCollins Australia, 2002
Ball, Duncan
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4577
Selby celebrates
A compilation of stories to celebrate thirty years of Selby , the talking dog.
ISBN 9781460751268
Series Selby series (22 books)
Publisher Angus & Robertson (HarperCollins), 2015
Ball, Duncan
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3893
Selby Santa
Selby is desperately seeking Santa, while trying to keep his extraordinary abilities a deep dark secret.
ISBN 9780732286798
Series Selby series (22 books)
Publisher HarperCollins Australia, 2007
Ball, Duncan
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118002
Selby scrambled
Dr Trifle invents a robot called Frank to make life a bit easier. When the Trifles are out, Selby gets Frank to wait on him hand and paw, but things start to go awry when Selby realises just how clever Frank is.
ISBN 9780207199110
Series Selby series (22 books)
Publisher Harcourt Children's Books, 2004
Ball, Duncan
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3892
Selby screams
Selby needs to speak out, indeed he needs to scream, when he finds himself being pursued by the Beast of Bogusville or dangling dangerously in mid-air.
ISBN 9780207200236
Series Selby series (22 books)
Publisher HarperCollins Australia, 2004
Ball, Duncan
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Selby series
Any two titles read from this series can be included as official Challenge books; up to five more titles can be included as your personal choice books. To see the individual book titles and their PRC ID numbers, go to the Series lists on the Booklists page, on the website. Or, you can search for a series name or the individual titles by using the Search function on the top left hand corner of the screen.
Series Selby series (22 books)
Ball, Duncan
No book cover.
9874
Selby shattered
The Search for Selby Society is hot on Selby's tail and, as if that wasn't bad enough, so are ghostly gagsters and the Triple Terror in this story full of shipwrecks, evil curses and more. No wonder Selby is shattered after dealing with all that.
ISBN 9780207200663
Series Selby series (22 books)
Publisher HarperCollins Australia, 2006
Ball, Duncan
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Selby snaps
The further adventures of Selby, the talking dog who lives with a zany family.
ISBN 9780207197802
Series Selby series (22 books)
Publisher HarperCollins Australia, 2001
Ball, Duncan
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3895
Selby snowbound
Selby is about to embark on a chilly Antarctic adventure that is bound to take him to the peak of danger...and beyond.
ISBN 9780207200199
Series Selby series (22 books)
Publisher HarperCollins Australia, 2004
Ball, Duncan
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9870
Selby sorcerer
Willia and Billia, the Trifle's terrible nephews, are again up to no good. Selby can end their havoc with magic, but Selby doesn't know how long he can keep them under control.
ISBN 9780207198618
Series Selby series (22 books)
Publisher HarperCollins Australia, 2003
Ball, Duncan
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3897
Selby speaks
The only talking dog in Australia - and perhaps the world - is here again with more adventures and misadventures. And he's still trying to keep his gift of the gab a secret.
ISBN 9780207200243
Series Selby series (22 books)
Publisher HarperCollins Australia, 2005
Ball, Duncan
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15544
Selby splits
Selby, the talking dog, must overcome his fear of spiders to get to the computer or his emails will go unanswered.
ISBN 9780207200250
Series Selby series (22 books)
Publisher HarperCollins Australia, 2001
Ball, Duncan
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Selby sprung
Selby is hurled out of the world's only sky-writing embroidery aeroplane to what should be certain death. Vampires invade Selby's peaceful town, and Selby is captured by a Shark Man on Death Island. The death-defying dog is put to the test time and again in these gut-wrenching and hilarious stories. And, all the while, Morrie Artie, the Evil Genius, and his thousands of agents comb Australia in search of this remarkable dog.
ISBN 9780732292638
Series Selby series (22 books)
Publisher Angus & Robertson (HarperCollins), 2011
Ball, Duncan
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3899
Selby supersnoop
What with crimes to solve, thieves to foil and adventures to fall headlong into, Selby's the busiest dog detective in the world. But a nosy video camera may reveal Selby's secret to the world.
ISBN 9780207200052
Series Selby series (22 books)
Publisher HarperCollins Australia, 2000
Ball, Duncan
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17182
Selby surfs
Surely, Selby's secret won't be revealed just because he decided to go surfing.
ISBN 9780207200038
Series Selby series (22 books)
Publisher HarperCollins Australia, 2003
Ball, Duncan
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3901
Selby's joke book
From the only talking dog in Australia, and perhaps the world, comes a rip-snorting, rib-tickling collection of good-time gags, jokes, riddles and funny sayings guaranteed to send you into peels of laughter.
ISBN 9780207200427
Series Selby series (22 books)
Publisher HarperCollins Australia, 2005
Ball, Duncan
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3902
Selby's secret
Selby, the talking dog, dreams of cosy fireside chats with his owners but he realises he must keep his powers a secret otherwise he might be turned from family pooch to family servant. It won't be easy.
ISBN 9780207154942
Series Selby series (22 books)
Publisher HarperCollins Australia, 1991
Ball, Duncan
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3903
Selby's selection
A super selection of the silliest, side splitting stories chosen by Selby himself.
ISBN 9780207200403
Series Selby series (22 books)
Publisher HarperCollins Australia, 2006
Ball, Duncan
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3604
Selby's shemozzle
Mrs Trifle is putting material in a time capsule, ready to be opened in one hundred years. Willy and Billy decide to add notes about Selby and Selby must salvage these before his secret is revealed.
ISBN 9780207200304
Series Selby series (22 books)
Publisher HarperCollins Australia, 2006
Ball, Duncan
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14626
Selby's side-splitting joke book
Warning! This book could cause your sides to split and your tummy to ache as it tickles your funny bone and rocks your socks with more hilariously, funny jokes from that master of mirth ' Selby.
ISBN 9780207200410
Series Selby series (22 books)
Publisher HarperCollins Australia, 2006
Ball, Duncan
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6264
Selby's stardom
Another story in the Selby series about the talking dog. In this adventure, Selby is bound for stardom in Hollywood.
ISBN 9780207199486
Series Selby series (22 books)
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, UK, 2002
Ball, Duncan
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3896
Selby, space dog
Selby is back and this time he is in space. This humorous story, full of excruciating puns, recounts more of Selby's misadventures as he valiantly tries to keep his gift of the gab secret.
ISBN 9780207189258
Series Selby series (22 books)
Publisher HarperCollins Australia, 1996
Ball, Duncan
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7783
Case of the getaway gold, The
Anna and Tim find the real thief of the getaway gold.
ISBN 9780207184079
Series Skinny mysteries series (3 of 6)
Publisher HarperCollins Australia, 2006
Ball, Duncan & David, Mark (ill)
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Case of the graveyard ghost and other mysteries, The
At the cemetery, pieces of headstone have mysteriously been discovered, along with bizarre notes. When Anna and Tim stumble across a head, they prove that three heads are better than two and decide to get to the bottom of this deed.
ISBN 9780207200441
Series Skinny mysteries series (1 of 6)
Publisher HarperCollins Australia, 2005
Ball, Duncan & David, Mark (ill)
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Case of the midnight zappers, The
Tim and Anna's house has been zapped. A gang of graffiti artists have been painting houses in Possum Creek with the huge letters ""ZAP"". The obvious suspects are the local gang called the Zappers, but Tim and Anna aren't so sure.
ISBN 9780207184086
Series Skinny mysteries series (4 of 6)
Publisher HarperCollins Australia, 1994
Ball, Duncan & David, Mark (ill)
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1079
Case of the Runaway Bullet, The
A skinny mysteries book.
ISBN 9780207184512
Series Skinny mysteries series (5 of 6)
Publisher Angus & Robertson (HarperCollins), 1995
Ball, Duncan & David, Mark (ill)
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4660
Case of the vampire's wire, The
Anna and Tim help solve three separate mysteries. A visit to the museum, a night at the theatre and a dinner invitation all present mysteries that need to be solved.
ISBN 9780207200458
Series Skinny mysteries series (6 of 6)
Publisher Angus & Robertson (HarperCollins), 1994
Ball, Duncan & David, Mark (ill)
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1082
Case of the walkabout clock, The
Mrs Wagner's antique clock has gone walkabout. Clocks are not supposed to be able to walk but there seems to be no other explanation.
ISBN 9780207182976
Series Skinny mysteries series (2 of 6)
Publisher HarperCollins Australia, 2005
Ball, Duncan & David, Mark (ill)
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Skinny mysteries series
Any two titles read from this series can be included as official Challenge books; up to five more titles can be included as your personal choice books. To see the individual book titles and their PRC ID numbers, go to the Series lists on the Booklists page on the website. Or, you can search for a series name or the individual titles by using the Search function on the top left hand corner of the screen.
Series Skinny mysteries series (6 books)
Ball, Duncan & David, Mark (ill)
No book cover.
14068
My sister has a big black beard & other quirky verses
Sisters with beards, exploding bullies, a nightmare driving test, a girl whisked away by aliens and poor old Uncle Norm who got sucked up in a lightning storm. A collection of quirky, delicious and outrageously funny poems.
ISBN 9780207200892
Publisher Angus & Robertson (HarperCollins), 2009
Ball, Duncan & Millard, Kerry (ill)
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2355
Rivertime
A boy and his Uncle Egg are on a paddling trip down an Australian river. They come across a swimming wallaby, a crashing koala and some friendly campers.
ISBN 9781743316337
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2014
Balla, Trace
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Rockhopping
Join Clancy and Uncle Egg on a rambling, rockhopping adventure in Gariwerd (the Grampians), to find the source of the Glenelg River. A story about following your flow, and the unexpected places you may go.
ISBN 9781760112349
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2016
Balla, Trace
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All stars 6: Tara goal keeper
Tara knows the team can't play without her, she just needs to convince them of that.
ISBN 9781876372781
Series All stars netball series (6 of 8)
Publisher Black Dog Books, 2005
Ballantyne, Maryann
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5078

New
Fall, the
Sam is staying with his crime reporter father as he recovers from a knee operation when he is woken shortly after 2am by loud voices arguing in the flat above. Curious he opens the window to hear more clearly when suddenly a man-sized shape falls the six floors to the garden below. Sam goes to his dad's room to wake him, only to discover that he is gone. Fearful that it may be his father lying in the garden he struggles on his crutches downstairs only to discover that there is no one there. But someone is watching Sam and now Sam is in danger too.
ISBN 9780143783053
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2017
Bancks, Tristan
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Hanging out together
Dogs and humans have been friends for thousands of years. Take a look at why dogs and humans have such a special relationship.
ISBN 9781865048758
Series X-zone series (48 books)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2005
Topics / Year 6 easy reads /
Bancks, Tristan
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Make 'em laugh
Take a look at jokes and comedians, and what makes people laugh.
ISBN 9781865048925
Series X-zone series (48 books)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2005
Topics / Year 6 easy reads /
Bancks, Tristan
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Space stations: cities of the future
Imagine how your life would be if you lived on a space station. See how space stations are assembled and how astronauts work and relax on board.
ISBN 9781865048796
Series X-zone series (48 books)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2005
Topics / Year 6 easy reads /
Bancks, Tristan
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Two wolves
A knock at the door changes Ben Silver's life forever. Two police officers are looking for his parents. When Ben's parents arrive home, they bundle him and his little sister into the car, claiming they're going on a holiday. Ben begins to realise his parents are in trouble. He has always dreamt of becoming a detective and now he gathers evidence to try to uncover what his parents have done. Ben will have to make a terrible choice.
ISBN 9780857982032
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2014
Bancks, Tristan
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89347
It's a wild ride
Enter the world of amusement and theme parks and take the ride of your life on some amazing, truly scary roller coasters.
ISBN 9781865048840
Series X-zone series (48 books)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2005
Topics / Year 6 easy reads /
Bancks, Tristan
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19519
My life and other stuff that went wrong
I'm Tom Weekly. This book is full of my stories, jokes, cartoon characters, ideas for theme park rides and other stuff I've made up. It's where I pour out whatever's inside my head. It gets a bit weird sometimes but that's how I roll.
ISBN 9780857980373
Series My life Tom Weekly series (5 books)
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2014
Bancks, Tristan & Gordon, Gus (ill)
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7555
My life & other exploding chickens
I'm Tom Weekly. My life is an exploding chicken and the book in your hands is my attempt to glue it back together again.
ISBN 9780857985316
Series My life Tom Weekly series (5 books)
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2016
Bancks, Tristan & Gordon, Gus (ill)
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6810
My life & other stuff I made up
I'm Tom Weekly. This book is full of my stories, jokes, cartoon characters, ideas for theme park rides and other stuff I've made up. It's where I pour out whatever's inside my head. It gets a bit weird sometimes but that's how I roll.
ISBN 9780857983190
Series My life Tom Weekly series (5 books)
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2014
Bancks, Tristan & Gordon, Gus (ill)
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My life and other massive mistakes
Tom Weekly has helped his pop escape from a nursing home. This is the third collection of stories about Tom Weekly and his funny, weird and, sometimes, gross life story.
ISBN 9780857985293
Series My life Tom Weekly series (5 books)
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2015
Bancks, Tristan & Gordon, Gus (ill)
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4084
My life and other weaponised muffins
Tom Weekly's life just gets weirder and weirder - this is one runaway car ride you won't want to miss.
ISBN 9780143781066
Series My life Tom Weekly series (5 books)
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2017
Bancks, Tristan & Gordon, Gus (ill)free
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64414
Patterns of Australia
The illustrations are patterns from ten different landscapes, with a description highlighting some key features. Children can try to find certain objects within each vibrant, indigenous artwork.
ISBN 9781921049705
Publisher Little Hare Books, 2006
Bancroft, Bronwyn
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46942
Why I love Australia
In a similar vein to Dorothea Mackellar's My Country. Stunning images and words showcase the awe-inspiring beauty of the Australian continent.
ISBN 9781921541780
Publisher Little Hare Books, 2010
Bancroft, Bronwyn
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37210
Blueberry pancakes forever
Winter has fallen in the world of story and Tuesday's typewriter lies silent. Far away in the Peppermint Forest, Vivienne fears she will never again feel the touch of the sun. When the mysterious Loddon appears in Vivienne's treehouse, he brings terrible danger. Without warning, Tuesday is swept up into the world of story as she has never seen it before. In this forbidding and unfamiliar place, and without her beloved dog, Tuesday becomes Loddon's captive and has to muster all her resources to survive.
ISBN 9781760110451
Series Tuesday McGillycuddy series (3 books)
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2016
Banks, Angelica
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Finding Serendipity
In search of Serendipity, Tuesday and her faithful dog Baxterr find themselves on a very dangerous mission. They enter the magical world where stories come from, a mysterious and unpredictable world, full of real danger and heart-stopping adventure. Tuesday will need all her wit, courage, perseverance and imagination in order to get to The End and be reunited with the people she loves.
ISBN 9781743310311
Series Tuesday McGillycuddy series (3 books)
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2013
Banks, Angelica
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Tuesday McGillycuddy series
Any two titles read from this series can be included as official Challenge books; up to five more titles can be included as your personal choice books. To see the individual book titles and their PRC ID numbers, go to the Series lists on the Booklists page, on the website. Or, you can search for a series name or the individual titles by using the Search function on the top left hand corner of the screen.
Series Tuesday McGillycuddy series (3 books)
Banks, Angelica
No book cover.
7187
Week without Tuesday, A
Strange things are happening to authors everywhere. They are disappearing and then returning in unexpected places, injured and disoriented. Tuesday's parents ban her from writing but Vivienne Small, the heroine of the books written by Tuesday's mother, Serendipity, sends out a call for help. Tuesday and her dog set out to fix the problem before the magical world and all the stories it contains are destroyed.
ISBN 9781760110376
Series Tuesday McGillycuddy series (3 books)
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2015
Banks, Angelica
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Indian in the cupboard, The
Omri's big brother doesn't have a birthday present for him so he gives Omri an old medicine cabinet. Although their mother supplies a key, the cabinet still doesn't seem like much of a present. But, when Omri dumps a plastic, toy Indian into the cabinet just before falling asleep, the magic begins.
ISBN 9780007148981
Series The Indian in the cupboard series (1 of 5)
Publisher Collins, 2003
Banks, Lynne Reid
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6576
Key to the Indian, The
Omri's father joins him in a life-threatening adventure to keep their promise to Little Bear to lead his tribe to safety.
ISBN 9780007149025
Series The Indian in the cupboard series (2 of 5)
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, UK, 2003
Banks, Lynne Reid
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Mystery of the cupboard, The
After Omri reads his great-grand-aunt's Account, he longs to try the key in the cupboard again. When his friend, Patrick, comes to stay, nothing can stop him.
ISBN 9780380720132
Series The Indian in the cupboard series (3 of 5)
Publisher Collins, 1999
Banks, Lynne Reid
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Return of the Indian
Omri can't resist bringing the small people back to life again. But, when the cupboard door opens, Omri finds Little Bull unconscious. As Omri tries to help him, he faces the terrifying responsibility of power , the power of life and death.
ISBN 9780380702848
Series The Indian in the cupboard series (4 of 5)
Publisher HarperTrophy, 2003
Banks, Lynne Reid
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Secret of the Indian, The
After a terrible battle, many of little Bull's warriors are wounded. Omri has to get them medical help but he must also protect the secret of the Indian.
ISBN 9780380710409
Series The Indian in the cupboard series (5 of 5)
Publisher HarperTrophy, 2003
Banks, Lynne Reid
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The Indian in the cupboard series
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Series The Indian in the cupboard series (5 books)
Banks, Lynne Reid
No book cover.
26215
Mystery at Riddle Gully
Pollo di Nozi, reporter-in-training, has a nose for news and strange things are happening in Riddle Gully. With Shorn Connery, her sheepish sidekick, Pollo is determined to track down the Graffiti Kid. But, maybe, Will, the new boy in town, is conspiring with the pushy mayor and a strange Transylvanian to send her sniffing up the wrong trail. Pollo is desperate for a story. But, Pollo and her reluctant offsider, Will, discover something very different from what they go looking for.
ISBN 9781921888748
Series Riddle Gully series (3 books)
Publisher Fremantle Press, 2012
Banyard, Jen
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Riddle Gully runaway
When Mayor Bullock's nephew, Benson, arrives in Riddle Gully, things start disappearing. Overeager newshound Pollo di Nozi points her finger his way and Benson skips town, hitching a ride on a sheep truck. But, when Pollo and her best mate, Will, realise who the real culprit is, they set off to track down Benson to convince him he is not the hopeless scumbag he's come to believe himself to be.
ISBN 9781922089878
Series Riddle Gully series (3 books)
Publisher Fremantle Press, 2014
Banyard, Jen
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46364
Riddle Gully secrets
Junior reporter, Pollo di Nozi, is on the lookout for another juicy news story. When she and her friend, Will, come across two strange campers, they are off to solve a mystery. Unravelling hidden treasure, cunning crooks, mistaken identities and mysterious disappearances might just be Pollo's greatest ever challenge.
ISBN 9781925163957
Series Riddle Gully series (3 books)
Publisher Fremantle Press, 2016
Banyard, Jen
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Riddle Gully series
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Series Riddle Gully series (3 books)
Banyard, Jen
No book cover.
15146
Jirrbal: rainforest Dreamtime stories
Aboriginal dreaming stories of the Jirrbal people. Contains factual narratives about the author's life and the rainforests of North Queensland. Traditional language words of the Jirrbal people are included.
ISBN 9781875641062
Publisher Magabala Books, 2001
Barlow, Maisie (Yarrcali) & Anning, Michael (Boiyool) (ill)
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12772
Florence Nightingale: the lady of the lamp
Florence Nightingale's intelligence, determination and bravery made hospitals cleaner and safer, and saved countless lives through her work. This provides an insight into her life.
ISBN 9780750240185
Publisher Hodder Children's Books (Australia), 2003
Barnham, Kay
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41094
Adventures of Stunt Boy and his amazing wonder dog Blindfold
Everyone said his dad's motorbike crash was an accident but he doesn't believe them, not even for a second, and Stunt Boy is going to prove it. With his amazing wonder dog Blindfold and his best friend Benny, Stunt Boy has to find out who is trying to sabotage their Stoked Stunt Circus and stop them.
ISBN 9781742613673
Publisher Pan MacMillan, 2014
Barr, Lollie
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5052
Australia, a global nation 1976-today
Explore the fascinating story of Australia, from its ancient Indigenous past to the present day, through the biographies of significant people. Find out how these people brought important changes to Australian society through their knowledge, actions or achievements.
ISBN 9781420266245
Series Significant people in Australia's history series (9 of 9)
Publisher Macmillan Education Australia Pty Ltd, 2009
Barrett, Rees
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5110
Boom times and the Great Depression
Explore the fascinating story of Australia, from its ancient Indigenous past to the present day, through the biographies of significant people. Find out how these people brought important changes to Australian society through their knowledge, actions or achievements.
ISBN 9781420266214
Series Significant people in Australia's history series (6 of 9)
Publisher Macmillan Education Australia Pty Ltd, 2009
Barrett, Rees
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4654
Building modern Australia 1950-1975
Explore the fascinating story of Australia, from its ancient Indigenous past to the present day, through the biographies of significant people. Find out how these people brought important changes to Australian society through their knowledge, actions or achievements.
ISBN 9781420266238
Series Significant people in Australia's history series (8 of 9)
Publisher Macmillan Education Australia Pty Ltd, 2009
Barrett, Rees
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8690
Colonial life 1851-1900
Explore the fascinating story of Australia, from its ancient Indigenous past to the present day, through the biographies of significant people. Find out how these people brought important changes to Australian society through their knowledge, actions or achievements.
ISBN 9781420266191
Series Significant people in Australia's history series (4 of 9)
Publisher Macmillan Education Australia Pty Ltd, 2009
Barrett, Rees
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1210
Early sea exploration 1606-1803
Explore the fascinating story of Australia, from its ancient Indigenous past to the present day, through the biographies of significant people. Find out how these people brought important changes to Australian society through their knowledge, actions or achievements.
ISBN 9781420266177
Series Significant people in Australia's history series (2 of 9)
Publisher Macmillan Education Australia Pty Ltd, 2009
Barrett, Rees
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792
Early settlements 1788-1850
Explore the fascinating story of Australia, from its ancient Indigenous past to the present day, through the biographies of significant people. Find out how these people brought important changes to Australian society through their knowledge, actions or achievements.
ISBN 9781420266184
Series Significant people in Australia's history series (3 of 9)
Publisher Macmillan Education Australia Pty Ltd, 2009
Barrett, Rees
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596
Indigenous Australia
Explore the fascinating story of Australia, from its ancient Indigenous past to the present day, through the biographies of significant people. Find out how these people brought important changes to Australian society through their knowledge, actions or achievements.
ISBN 9781420266160
Series Significant people in Australia's history series (1 of 9)
Publisher Macmillan Education Australia Pty Ltd, 2009
Barrett, Rees
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732
New nation 1901-1919
Explore the fascinating story of Australia, from its ancient Indigenous past to the present day, through the biographies of significant people. Find out how these people brought important changes to Australian society through their knowledge, actions or achievements.
ISBN 9781420266207
Series Significant people in Australia's history series (5 of 9)
Publisher Macmillan Education Australia Pty Ltd, 2009
Barrett, Rees
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Significant people in Australia's history series
Any two titles read from this series can be included as official Challenge books; up to five more titles can be included as your personal choice books. To see the individual book titles and their PRC ID numbers, go to the Series lists on the Booklists page on the website. Or, you can search for a series name or the individual titles by using the Search function on the top left hand corner of the screen.
Series Significant people in Australia's history series (9 books)
Barrett, Rees
No book cover.
4561
World War II and post-war recovery 1939-1949
Explore the fascinating story of Australia, from its ancient Indigenous past to the present day, through the biographies of significant people. Find out how these people brought important changes to Australian society through their knowledge, actions or achievements.
ISBN 9781420266221
Series Significant people in Australia's history series (7 of 9)
Publisher Macmillan Education Australia Pty Ltd, 2009
Barrett, Rees
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3322
Peter Pan
In this classic, magical Peter Pan comes to the night nursery of the Darling children. He teaches them to fly and takes them through the sky to Never-Never Land for many adventures, including a battle with the infamous villain, Captain Hook.
ISBN 9781853261206
Publisher Wordsworth Editions Ltd, 2002
Barrie, J M
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2390
Jeremy Jeremiah
This is a time-slip story of friendship and of Australia's early gold-mining days. Jeremy makes contact with a boy who lived in Jeremy's house a hundred years before.
ISBN 9781863738606
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 1996
Barron, Antonia
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15343
Queen Elizabeth II, monarch of our times
Elizabeth II came to the throne in 1953. This is the story of her life before and during that reign. In magazine layout, the book provides interesting and historical information.
ISBN 9780750238861
Publisher Hodder Children's Books (Australia), 2002
Barton-Wood, Sara
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48120
Australia's emblems and icons
An in-depth examination of Australia's national emblems, songs, poems and icons.
ISBN 9781740703888
Series Australian Library series (15 of 21)
Publisher Heinemann, 2008
Barwick, John
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112345
Australia's currency
Well-organised under clear headings and well-presented information on all aspects of Australian currency including manufacture and design with contents, websites, a glossary and ideas for related things to do.
ISBN 9781740702959
Series Australian Library series (11 of 21)
Publisher Harcourt Children's Books, 2006
Barwick, John & Jennifer
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82847
Australia's shipwrecks and sea mysteries
Well-organised under clear headings and well-presented information about Australia's shipwrecks and sea mysteries, with a glossary of terms, website addresses and ideas for related things to do.
ISBN 9781740703871
Series Australian Library series (16 of 21)
Publisher Heinemann, 2008
Barwick, John & Jennifer
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112370
Settlement & exploration
Well-organised under clear headings and well-presented information on the early settlement of Australia and exploration of Australia's inland and coastline with contents, websites, a glossary and ideas for related things to do.
ISBN 9781740702225
Series Australian Library series (14 of 21)
Publisher Heinemann,
Barwick, John & Jennifer
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9021
Discovery of dragons, The
Stimulating, intricate illustrations take us into the magical world of dragons.
ISBN 9780140565133
Publisher Penguin, 1998
Base, Graeme
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79876
Jewel fish of Karnak, The
In ancient Egypt, Jackal and Ibis are given a task by Cat Pharaoh, to travel along the Nile to retrieve the previous jewel fish from Crocodile Prince. Contains hieroglyphics and a jewel puzzle.
ISBN 9780670074679
Publisher Penguin, 2011
Base, Graeme
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3979
Sign of the seahorse, The
An aquatic, colourful gangster tale with a cautionary moral that greed is bad.
ISBN 9780140563870
Publisher Puffin USA, 1998
Base, Graeme
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12326
Truck dogs: a novel in four bites
In a far-off desert world, similar to outback Australia, evolution has taken a turn. It is inhabited by creatures covered in fur but with living steel panels beneath who gnaw on bones, sniff lamp posts and fill up on oil.
ISBN 9780670893331
Publisher Penguin, 2003
Base, Graeme
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9249
Worst band in the universe, The
A poetic narrative involving Sprocc, an alien, and his struggle for freedom of expression.
ISBN 9780140565874
Publisher Penguin, 2000
Base, Graeme
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34144
Goldseekers, The
It is the 1850s on the Australian goldfields. People are caught up in the, often violent, grip of gold fever. Miju and her brother, kidnapped from their homeland, are working to earn their passage home. Racism and robbery make their quest more difficult.
ISBN 9780207200847
Publisher Angus & Robertson (HarperCollins), 2006
Bastian, Greg
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39693
Peter in peril
Peter is just an ordinary boy, who loves playing football with his friends and eating cake. But, when war comes to his city, Budapest, Peter and his family have to go into hiding.
ISBN 9781910959572
Publisher Otter-Barry books, 2016
Bate, Helen
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167
Grandma Cadbury's water world
Life is never dull with Grandma Cadbury, especially at a beach resort.
ISBN 9780733604720
Publisher Hodder & Stoughton, 1997
Bates, Dianne
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4130
Here comes trouble
Nine year old Sam is always in trouble. He has a kind heart but more challenges than most children his age. After getting into trouble with the police, Sam thinks things can't get any worse. But, it seems that this is just the beginning.
ISBN 9780992523961
Publisher Dragon Tales Publishing, 2015
Bates, Dianne
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7001
Nobody's boy
Ron's family is broken. He isn't able to live with his mum or dad. Now he's being fostered by his aunt who has three sons of her own. It's a chaotic, angry environment, and Ron isn't at all happy. When strangers, Rosie and Bob, offer to care for him, he jumps at the chance. It's the kind of home he's always dreamed of. There is only one thing missing. He aches to be with his dad.
ISBN 9780987255600
Publisher Celapene Press, 2012
Bates, Dianne
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7151
Shape, The
Julia's life is overshadowed by the death of her little sister. From her forbidden treehouse, Julia can see everything and she hides secret treasures there. In her house, there are secrets too but Julia can't figure them out by herself.
ISBN 9781865083537
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2000
Bates, Dianne & Rippon, Sally (ill)
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5500
Our home is dirt by sea
Poetry is magical and funny, and tells stories about life. This collection includes forty-five different kinds of poems, by thirty-five Australian poets. They share, reveal and confess parts of their life experiences in passionate, angry, absurd, moving and hilarious ways.
ISBN 9781925081190
Publisher Walker Books Australia Pty Ltd, 2016
Bates, Dianne (ed)
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6629
Magenta McPhee
Magenta is worried her about her dad. He hasn't moved on since the divorce. Magenta is trying to write her fantasy trilogy but, since she registered her father on an internet dating site, she has to spend time pretending to be him and replying to the emails he doesn't know he is receiving. Now, someone wants to meet him.
ISBN 9781741664089
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2009
Bateson, Catherine
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20875
Mimi and the blue slave
When grief strikes, you need an ally. For Mimi, that ally is Ableth, the wildly disobedient blue slave. He comes, he goes, he says and does whatever he likes, but he's always there when Mimi needs him most, offering his own brand of crooked wisdom.
ISBN 9781864719949
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2010
Bateson, Catherine
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9322
Rain May and Captain Daniel
Rain May and her mum escape their old inner-city life for a dream house in the country. There are more than a few surprises in store like discovering a platypus or the fun of befriending eleven year old, Captain Daniel, who lives next door.
ISBN 9780702233371
Publisher University of Queensland Press, 2002
Bateson, Catherine
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859
Star
Star and her mum used to manage. Now mum's old friend Charlie has moved in and life is topsy-turvy. Star knows she wants a horse and needs a new best friend. But how is that going to happen when no one is listening to her?
ISBN 9781862919815
Publisher Omnibus Books, 2012
Bateson, Catherine
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6363
Wish pony, The
Ruby has had her mum and dad and best friend, Sarah, to herself for as long as she can remember. Now everything is changing because her mum is having a baby and her best friend has found a better friend. She wishes things could be back to how they were. Ruby learns that we must be careful what we wish for.
ISBN 9781741663242
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2008
Bateson, Catherine
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9844
Magrit
Magrit lives in an abandoned cemetery. She is as forgotten as the tiny graveyard that surrounds her. One night, a passing stork drops a strange bundle into the graveyard. Master Puppet, her friend and advisor, tells her it is an awful, ugly, terrible thing and she should get rid of it. But, Magrit has other ideas.
ISBN 9781925081343
Publisher Walker Books Australia Pty Ltd, 2016
Battersby, Lee & Daoud, Amy (ill)
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15039
Grandpa's angel
Grandpa tells his grandson about his life and guardian angel during a dark period in history. Watercolour illustrations add to this endearing story.
ISBN 9781844280346
Publisher Walker Books, 2005
Topics / Year 5 easy reads /
Bauer, Jutta
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7970
Dinosaur knights
A team of scientists are trying to transport a live dinosaur to the future by stretching time. When the dinosaur becomes stranded in the Middle Ages, it crosses the paths of twin brothers, Roland and Oswald, who are struggling to save their father from a corrupt official. Roland dreams of being a knight while Oswald imagines a future as a physician. Meeting the dinosaur changes their lives forever.
ISBN 9781862917958
Publisher Omnibus Books, 2009
Bauer, Michael Gerard
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22763
Just a dog
Mr Mosely isn't a purebred dog but he's just the dog that Corey and his family want. He is loyal, protective and loving. And, he is much more than that. He might well be the one thing that holds them all together.
ISBN 9781862918870
Publisher Omnibus Books, 2010
Bauer, Michael Gerard
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6283
Eric Vale - epic fail
Ever had a nickname? A rotten run of bad luck? A best friend who just looks on the bright side - even when the bright side looks black? Well, Eric Vale's got all three, and they're pushing him towards the epic-est of all epic fails!
ISBN 9781862919921
Series Eric Vale series (3 books)
Publisher Omnibus Books, 2012
Bauer, Michael Gerard & Bauer, Joe (ill)
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50717
Eric Vale - off the rails
Principal Porter thinks Eric Vale has gone off the rails, but could there be an explanation for his behaviour, like mutant vampire zombie werewolf aliens stealing Eric's brain.
ISBN 9781862919945
Series Eric Vale series (3 of 3)
Publisher Omnibus Books, 2013
Bauer, Michael Gerard & Bauer, Joe (ill)
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1234
Eric Vale - super male
It is superhero week at school and Eric Vale, superfail and writer of superhero comics, is in his element. But there are surprises in-store including a mutant orang-utan and the dreaded Oogily Boogily man.
ISBN 9781862919938
Series Eric Vale series (3 books)
Publisher Omnibus Books, 2013
Bauer, Michael Gerard & Bauer, Joe (ill)
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Eric Vale series
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Series Eric Vale series (3 books)
Bauer, Michael Gerard & Bauer, Joe (ill)
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Secret Agent Derek Danger Dale series
Any two titles read from this series can be included as official Challenge books; up to five more titles can be included as your personal choice books. To see the individual book titles and their PRC ID numbers, go to the Series lists on the Booklists page, on the website. Or, you can search for a series name or the individual titles by using the Search function on the top left hand corner of the screen.
Series Secret Agent Derek Danger Dale series (3 books)
Bauer, Michael Gerard & Bauer, Joe (ill)
No book cover.
4256
Secret Agent Derek Danger Dale: Case of animals behaving really, really badly, The
Wild animals are turning to a life of crime and it's all the work of evil Doctor Evil Mac Evilness. Secret Agent Derek Danger Dale must outwit a criminal mastermind, escape the clutches of the four most deadly creatures on the planet and save the world's biggest diamond.
ISBN 9781742990651
Series Secret Agent Derek Danger Dale series (3 books)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2014
Bauer, Michael Gerard & Bauer, Joe (ill)
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4836
Secret Agent Derek Danger Dale: Case of the really, really magnetic magnet, The
Evil Doctor Evil MacEvilness has created a magnet so powerful that it can attract anything. Now, he's using it to steal whatever he wants. To stop him, Secret Agent Derek Danger Dale must go undercover and apply for a job as one of MacEvilness' own goons. Derek must also survive his close encounters with Petunia, the Giant Piranha, and the Notoriously Nasty but Nevertheless Nifty Ninjas.
ISBN 9781742990675
Series Secret Agent Derek Danger Dale series (3 books)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2015
Bauer, Michael Gerard & Bauer, Joe (ill)
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30101
Secret Agent Derek Danger Dale: Case of the really, really scary things, The
Once again, Secret Agent Derek Danger Dale faces the evil Doctor Evil Mac Evilness, whose new evil device uses people's own nightmares against them. Derek must overcome the world's greatest fears and the horrors of the Rooms of Getting Scarier.
ISBN 9781742990668
Series Secret Agent Derek Danger Dale series (3 books)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2015
Bauer, Michael Gerard & Bauer, Joe (ill)
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4910
Wizard of Oz, The
Dorothy thinks she is lost forever when a terrifying tornado crashes through Kansas and whisks her and her dog, Toto, far away to the magical land of Oz. To get home, Dorothy must follow the yellow brick road to Emerald City and find the wonderfully mysterious Wizard of Oz. With her companions, the Tin Woodman, the Scarecrow and the Cowardly Lion, Dorothy embarks on a strange and enchanting adventure.
ISBN 9781853261121
Publisher Wordsworth Editions Ltd, 2002
Baum, Frank L
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308
Peppermint Pig, The
Poll and her family have to move to a small town in the English countryside in the early twentieth century. They take their family pet, a pig. Now Poll's father has gone away and there is a mystery surrounding his departure.
ISBN 9780140309447
Publisher Penguin, 1997
Bawden, Nina
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12327
Batman: the animated series guide
A celebration of the Warner Brothers animated series, packed with images from the TV show and the comic books it inspired. Contains in-depth profiles of the main heroes and villains, and annotated illustrations of the key weapons and places.
ISBN 9781405304283
Publisher Dorling Kindersley, 2004
Beatty, Scott
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16865
Stuff happens: Dale
Stuff happens sometimes. Everyday stuff. At school, at home, with sport, with mates. For Dale, it happened during a school play when he decides to take revenge on Dan, the coolest kid in school. Dale intends to embarrass Dan during the finale of their school play.
ISBN 9781760141585
Series Stuff happens series (12 books)
Publisher Penguin Books Australia, 2016
Beck, Adrian
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35426
Secret history of Tom Trueheart, The
Tom's six older brothers go on dangerous quests in the Land of Stories. They are famous for the exciting endings they discover for the tales the Story Bureau assigns to them. When his brothers fail to return from their adventures it is up to Tom to find out why his brothers haven't completed their missions.
ISBN 9780192792372
Series Tom Trueheart series (1 of 3)
Publisher Oxford University Press, 2007
Beck, Ian
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43385
Tom Trueheart and the land of dark stories
The Trueheart house is busy - today Tom's older brothers are getting married and preparing to live happily ever after. But an unexpected wedding guest arrives. Someone who has decided that there will be no more Happy Endings. Tom must defeat the storybook monsters even though he is only the size of a thumb.
ISBN 9780192792136
Series Tom Trueheart series (2 of 3)
Publisher Oxford University Press, 2009
Beck, Ian
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16062
Tom Trueheart and the land of myths and legends
Tom is determined to rescue his father, Jack the Giant-Killer, from the clutches of the dastardly Ormestone. But to do so he will have to overcome such terrors as the ferocious Norse dragon, an angry Cyclops and, worst of all, the hungry Minotaur waiting in the centre of the labyrinth.
ISBN 9780192755643
Series Tom Trueheart series (3 of 3)
Publisher Oxford University Press, 2010
Beck, Ian
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Tom Trueheart series
Fantasy novels involving fairytales. Any two titles read from this series can be included as official Challenge books; up to five more titles can be included as your personal choice books. To see the individual book titles and their PRC ID numbers, go to the Series lists on the Booklists page on the website. Or, you can search for a series name or the individual titles by using the Search function on the top left hand corner of the screen.
Series Tom Trueheart series (3 books)
Beck, Ian
No book cover.
79395
Soccer camp
The Team is excited to be going to Soccer Camp. They are a little nervous to be playing against the best of the best. They are even more nervous that they will be sent home if anyone finds out that Mark 1 is a robot.
ISBN 9781877003455
Publisher Little Hare Books, 2004
Bedford, David & Brumpton, Keith (ill)
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4098

New
May Tang: A new Australian
Born in the year of the snake, May Tang is a dreamer who will never be sensible and obedient like her elder sister Jie Jie or clever like her brother Peter. Her parents are worried by rumoured events in China, and May finds herself on her way to a new life in Sydney. It is so different that May wonders if she will ever be able to love her new country.
ISBN 9781742990743
Series A new Australian (5 books)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2017
Beikoff, Katrina
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13100
Meet Alice
It's 1918 and the Great War rages on the other side of the world. Alice lives with her big family by the Swan River in Perth and her deepest wish is to become a ballerina. When she auditions for a famous dance teacher from London, it seems as if her dreams might come true. But, then there's a terrible accident, and Alice must ask herself whether there are more important things than dancing.
ISBN 9780143306290
Series Our Australian girl series (44 books)
Publisher Penguin Books Australia, 2012
Bell, Davina & Masciullo, Lucia (ill)
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860
Peacetime for Alice
Alice's mother is sick and everyone fears she might have the dreaded Spanish Influenza. When the family celebrates Papa Sir's life and plants a tree at King's Park, Alice's brother Teddy makes a surprise announcement. But, an even bigger shock awaits Alice when someone from the past returns with the power to change her future and make her dreams come true.
ISBN 9780143306320
Series Our Australian girl series (44 books)
Publisher Puffin Australia, 2012
Bell, Davina & Masciullo, Lucia (ill)
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5602
Alice and the Apple Blossom Fair
It's 1918 and Alice has never felt lonelier. Her father is missing at sea, her brother, Teddy, is away at war and she's not allowed to speak to her best friend anymore. Alice tries to forget her worries by having a stall at the Apple Blossom Fair. But, when strange events start happening in the town, everything goes wrong. Alice just wants the war to be over and for her life to be the same again.
ISBN 9780143306306
Series Our Australian girl series (44 books)
Publisher Puffin Australia, 2012
Bell, Davina & Masciullo, Lucia (ill)
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8969
Alice of Peppermint Grove
The war is over, summer has arrived and Alice is hopeful that life with her family will finally return to normal. However, nothing goes as expected. Her mother loses her job at the bank, the country is gripped with the deadly Spanish Influenza and there are problems between Alice and her best friend, Jilly. Even the return from Europe of Teddy, Alice's big brother, can't fix everything.
ISBN 9780143306313
Series Our Australian girl series (44 books)
Publisher Puffin Australia, 2012
Bell, Davina & Masciullo, Lucia (ill)
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9251
Stone swan, The
A pair of black swans, separated from their flock, is forced to nest alone in shrinking wetlands where they face unknown dangers in changing and increasingly hostile conditions.
ISBN 9781876615017
Publisher Benchmark, 2000
Bell, Helen
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18542
That's the trick
This little book will delight word buffs. It contains examples of homonyms with cartoon drawings to illustrate the words.
ISBN 9780734408945
Publisher Thomas C Lothian Pty Ltd, 2006
Bell, Krista & Dunk, Sarah (ill)
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2064
Jack's bugle
Aidan leaves the farm to join the war, along with his bugle. He is excited by the promise of travel, adventure and new friends, using his bugle to inspire his battalion.
ISBN 9781922081292
Publisher Windy Hollow Books, 2014
Bell, Krista & Elliott, Belinda (ill)
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Burning the bails: the story of the ashes
When Russell witnesses his mother burning wooden bails from a friendly cricket match between Australia and England, little does he know just how important that night becomes in sporting history.
ISBN 9780987313980
Publisher One Day Hill Pty Ltd, 2013
Bell, Krista & Walters, Ainsley (ill)
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87206
101 ways to save the earth
This book deals with the fragility of our planet's ecosystem. Topics include household recycling, earth-friendly shopping tips, biodegradable products and links for further information.
ISBN 9781845079246
Publisher Frances Lincoln, 2008
Bellamy, David & Dann, Penny (ill)
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28592
Invention
Find out about some of the amazing inventions in the British Science Museum. In fact, find out what an invention is. Read how modern day inventions came about, showing the development of some items we use today from their earliest beginnings through all the changes that have improved them.
ISBN 9780789457691
Series Eyewitness series (36 books)
Publisher Dorling Kindersley, 2000
Topics / STEM /
Bender, Lionel
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Bush tucker and medicine of the Jawoyn
Three women elders share the stories and knowledge of food and medicine from Jawoyn county and the people who live there in the Barunga and Wugularr communities.
ISBN 9781740704014
Series Living with the land series (3 books)
Publisher Pearson Education Australia, 2009
Bennett, Lily; Katherine, Margaret & Ranch, Sybil & Thompson, Liz
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Invisible Womble, The
Orinoco is certainly the tubbiest of the Wombles, and is the one who needs the most encouragement to go out on the daily sortie to clear up and recycle all the rubbish that humans leave behind. Meanwhile, Tomsk is getting to grips with one of the humans' more ingenious inventions, the vacuum cleaner.
ISBN 9781408808344
Series The Wombles series (3 of 6)
Publisher Bloomsbury, 2011
Beresford, Elisabeth & Price, Nick (ill)
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The Wombles series
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Series The Wombles series (6 books)
Beresford, Elisabeth & Price, Nick (ill)
No book cover.
70020
Wandering Wombles, The
The Wombles' peaceful, harmonious existence is suddenly under threat. The heavy lorries, thundering along the roads near the common, make the burrow shake and tremble so it's no longer safe for the Wombles to live there. Great Uncle Bulgaria decides they will have to move from the burrow they've lived in for many, many years.
ISBN 9781408808337
Series The Wombles series (2 of 6)
Publisher Bloomsbury, 2010
Beresford, Elisabeth & Price, Nick (ill)
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47762
Wombles at work, The
There's been a huge festival and no end of rubbish has been left behind by the Human Beings. Everything from umbrellas to shoes, drink cans and bottles. The Wombles have their work cut out for them.
ISBN 9781408808368
Series The Wombles series (4 of 6)
Publisher Bloomsbury, 2011
Beresford, Elisabeth & Price, Nick (ill)
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Wombles go round the world, The
Great Uncle Bulgaria loves telling the history of the Womble clans to the younger Wombles. But, when he notices that they are not really interested in the history, Great Uncle Bulgaria decides to take action. Tobermory invents some eco-friendly clockwork air balloons to travel in and Orinoco, Bungo, Tomsk and Wellington are sent variously to interesting and far-flung America, Tibet and Australia.
ISBN 9781408808351
Series The Wombles series (6 of 6)
Publisher Bloomsbury, 2011
Beresford, Elisabeth & Price, Nick (ill)
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Wombles to the rescue
The Wombles are now safely back in their burrow on Wimbledon Common. They had had to leave because heavy lorries thundering up and down the nearby road threatened to make their burrow cave in. However, there is another problem. It seems that the humans have realised they have an energy crisis and are throwing much less away. The Wombles' supplies begin to run low.
ISBN 9781408808382
Series The Wombles series (5 of 6)
Publisher Bloomsbury, 2011
Beresford, Elisabeth & Price, Nick (ill)
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Wombles, The
Meet the Wombles of Wimbledon Common, very prim and proper little animals, whose self-appointed duty it is to keep the common tidy by collecting and recycling all of the many things left behind by those most strange of all animals, the Human Beings.
ISBN 9781408808375
Series The Wombles series (1 of 6)
Publisher Bloomsbury, 2010
Beresford, Elisabeth & Price, Nick (ill)
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Film
Go behind the camera to find out how films are made and who makes them, from the greatest animators to the most talented set designers. Explore different genres and movie styles from westerns, musicals and sci-fi to cult movies and documentaries. Take a trip from Hollywood to Bollywood and see what makes different world cinema styles unique.
ISBN 9781405312806
Series Eyewitness series (36 books)
Publisher Dorling Kindersley, 2006
Bergan, Ronald
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Do tarantulas have teeth
Lots of interesting information and answers to questions you've always wanted to ask about poisonous creatures. Find out how long a king cobra can grow and which ants can put out fires.
ISBN 9780439148771
Series Scholastic question & answer series (4 books)
Publisher Scholastic US, 2007
Berger, Melvin & Gilda
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What do sharks eat for dinner
Lots of interesting information about sharks and answers to all the questions you've always wanted to ask, and a few you might not have considered. Find out where sharks have their ears and what do we get from shark's liver oil.
ISBN 9780439229050
Series Scholastic question & answer series (4 books)
Publisher Scholastic US, 2001
Berger, Melvin & Gilda
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Where have all the pandas gone
Lots of interesting information and answers to questions about endangered animals. Find out if sea otters are now safe and which is the most endangered whale.
ISBN 9780439266697
Series Scholastic question & answer series (4 books)
Publisher Scholastic US, 2002
Topics / Endangered species /
Berger, Melvin & Gilda
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7469
Do stars have points
You'll find answers to lots and lots of interesting questions about space. Find out how planets differ from stars, why we don't feel the Earth moving, what makes the seasons and lots more.
ISBN 9780590130806
Series Scholastic question & answer series (4 books)
Publisher Scholastic US, 1998
Berger, Melvin and Gilda & Di Fate, Vincent (ill)
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5409
Monkey hill gold
A miner from the 1860s and his nine year old companion find themselves in contemporary Sydney after their mining blast coincides with 20th century excavation.
ISBN 9781862911338
Publisher Cool Dude Books, 1992
Bernard, Patricia
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Riddle of the Trumpalar
When two children want to save the Moreton Bay fig tree in their local park, they are taken back in time to colonial days.
ISBN 9781863884914
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2002
Bernard-Waite, Judy
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Pheasant and Kingfisher
Beautifully illustrated, by an Aboriginal artist from Cairns, the retelling of how creatures came into the world during the Dreamtime. The author, an anthropologist, lived among the Aborigines in the north of Australia for many years.
ISBN 9781863889742
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 1998
Berndt, Catherine & Meeks, Arone Raymond (ill)
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410
This is still rainbow snake country
Aboriginal Dreaming stories.
ISBN 9780725310660
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 1988
Berndt, Catherine & Meeks, Arone Raymond
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Gold quest
Trace the journey of a gold mask in Egypt centuries ago. It is melted down to become a prize at the Colosseum, a gift for Queen Elizabeth I, counterfeit coins, a toothpick holder at Versailles, gold buttons on a waistcoat and a necklace in New York.
ISBN 9780340788585
Publisher Hodder Children's Books (Australia), 2005
Biesty, Stephen & Hooper, Meredith (ill)
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Incredible cross-sections (Stephen Biesty's)
These cutaway drawings contain minute details and explanations of technological marvels.
ISBN 9780863188077
Publisher Dorling Kindersley, 1993
Biesty, Stephen & Platt, Richard (ill)
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Great castle search, The
Through challenging puzzles, find out how people lived in castles, and the tournaments and battles that occurred. Each double page spread covers a different aspect of castle life and is crammed full of things for you to find.
ISBN 9780746057537
Series Usborne great searches series (6 books)
Publisher Usborne Publishing Ltd, 2004
Topics / Year 5 easy reads /
Bingham, Jane
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Great prehistoric search, The
This puzzle book explores life on Earth millions of years ago and the many different plants and animals that inhabited it. Every double page spread is packed with extraordinary detail and objects to spot, including intriguing prehistoric creatures from the most fearsome of dinosaurs to the tiniest of insects.
ISBN 9780746071458
Series Usborne great searches series (6 books)
Publisher Usborne Publishing Ltd, 2006
Topics / Year 5 easy reads /
Bingham, Jane & Jackson, Ian (ill)
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Dwarf planets
Fascinating facts about the dwarf planets and the solar system. Includes photographs, a glossary and websites links.
ISBN 9781420218763
Series New Solar System, The series (9 of 12)
Publisher MacMillan, 2007
Birch, Robin
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Earth
Fascinating facts about our planet, Earth, and the solar system. Includes photographs, a glossary and websites links.
ISBN 9781420218749
Series New Solar System, The series (3 of 12)
Publisher MacMillan, 2007
Birch, Robin
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Jupiter
Fascinating facts about the planet, Jupiter, and the solar system. Includes photographs, a glossary and websites links.
ISBN 9781420211887
Series New Solar System, The series (5 of 12)
Publisher MacMillan, 2007
Birch, Robin
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Mars
Fascinating facts about the planet, Mars, and the solar system. Includes photographs, a glossary and websites links.
ISBN 9781420211894
Series New Solar System, The series (4 of 12)
Publisher MacMillan, 2007
Birch, Robin
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Mercury
Fascinating facts about the planet, Mercury, and the solar system. Includes photographs, a glossary and websites links.
ISBN 9781420211900
Series New Solar System, The series (1 of 12)
Publisher MacMillan, 2007
Birch, Robin
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59914
Moon
Find out whether there is sound on the Moon, how long it takes for the Moon to orbit the Earth, what happens in a lunar eclipse. Lots of fascinating facts and photographs about the Moon and the solar system.
ISBN 9781420211917
Series New Solar System, The series (11 of 12)
Publisher MacMillan, 2007
Birch, Robin
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Neptune
Fascinating facts about the planet, Neptune, and the solar system. Includes photographs, a glossary and website links.
ISBN 9781420218756
Series New Solar System, The series (8 of 12)
Publisher MacMillan, 2007
Birch, Robin
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New Solar System, The series
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Series New Solar System, The series (12 books)
Birch, Robin
No book cover.
97104
Saturn
Fascinating facts about the planet, Saturn, and the solar system. Includes photographs, a glossary and website links.
ISBN 9781420211948
Series New Solar System, The series (6 of 12)
Publisher MacMillan, 2007
Birch, Robin
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Stars
Find out how stars form, what Blue giants are, how stars are studied. Lots of fascinating facts and photographs about stars and the solar system.
ISBN 9781420211955
Series New Solar System, The series (12 of 12)
Publisher MacMillan, 2007
Birch, Robin
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40058
Sun, The
Find out why the sun is so hot and big, how it relates to the seasons and why planets orbit the sun. Lots of fascinating facts and photographs about the sun and the solar system.
ISBN 9781420211962
Series New Solar System, The series (13 of 12)
Publisher MacMillan, 2007
Birch, Robin
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53787
Uranus
Fascinating facts about the planet, Uranus, and the solar system. Includes photographs, a glossary and website links.
ISBN 9781420211979
Series New Solar System, The series (7 of 12)
Publisher MacMillan, 2007
Birch, Robin
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95777
Venus
Fascinating facts about the planet, Venus, and the solar system. Includes photographs, a glossary and website links.
ISBN 9781420218732
Series New Solar System, The series (2 of 12)
Publisher MacMillan, 2007
Birch, Robin
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Penderwicks on Gardam Street, The
The Penderwick sisters, Rosalind, Jane, Skye and Batty, are ready for an adventure but what happens isn't quite what they had in mind. When Mr Penderwick's sister, their Aunt Claire, decides it's time for him to start dating, it can only mean one thing, disaster.
ISBN 9780440868408
Publisher Corgi Books, 2009
Birdsall, Jeanne
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12624
Spiderwick chronicles, The: Field guide, The
The Grace children enter the world of faeries, and explore the Spiderwick estate and surrounding areas to see what is unseen to most humans but themselves. Introduces Mallory, thirteen, and Jared and Simon, nine.
ISBN 9780689859366
Series The Spiderwick chronicles series (1 of 5)
Publisher Simon & Schuster, 2003
Black, Holly & Di Terlizzi, Tony (ill)
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Spiderwick chronicles, The: Ironwood tree, The
The Grace children enter the world of faeries and explore the Spiderwick estate and surrounding areas to see what is unseen to most humans but themselves. Doppelgangers, dwarves and a dastardly double-cross mean more surprises in store for the Graces.
ISBN 9780689859397
Series The Spiderwick chronicles series (4 of 5)
Publisher Simon & Schuster, 2004
Black, Holly & Di Terlizzi, Tony (ill)
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13792
Spiderwick chronicles, The: Lucinda's secret
The Grace children enter the world of faeries and explore the Spiderwick estate and surrounding areas. The boggart is making life difficult for Jared, but the whole family is in grave danger if they remain at Spiderwick.
ISBN 9780689859380
Series The Spiderwick chronicles series (3 of 5)
Publisher Simon & Schuster, 2003
Black, Holly & Di Terlizzi, Tony (ill)
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12625
Spiderwick chronicles, The: Seeing stone, The
The Grace children enter the world of faeries and explore the Spiderwick estate and surrounding areas to see what is unseen to most humans but themselves. They discover the fate of the missing cat and the power of the seeing stone.
ISBN 9780689859373
Series The Spiderwick chronicles series (2 of 5)
Publisher Simon & Schuster, 2003
Black, Holly & Di Terlizzi, Tony (ill)
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15531
Spiderwick chronicles, The: Wrath of Mulgarath
The Grace children enter the world of faeries. Mallory, Jared and Simon return to their home from the underground kingdom of the dwarfs, to find it ransacked and their mother missing. It ends with a dramatic rescue and the demise of Mulgarath.
ISBN 9780689859403
Series The Spiderwick chronicles series (5 of 5)
Publisher Simon & Schuster, 2004
Black, Holly & Di Terlizzi, Tony (ill)
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The Spiderwick chronicles series
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Series The Spiderwick chronicles series (5 books)
Black, Holly & Di Terlizzi, Tony (ill)
No book cover.
7730
Dexter: the courageous koala
Ashley has been longing for a pet of her own but her plans for a puppy fall through. Instead, her parents send Ashley on a holiday to her eccentric Aunt Micky. There, Ashley saves an injured mother koala and her joey Dexter. When a storm cuts off the only access road to the vet, Ashley must find the courage to find another way to safety.
ISBN 9780733331787
Publisher ABC Books, 2015
Blackadder, Jesse
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109957
You have ghost mail
Matthew has a new computer and he finds that someone who died fifty years ago is trying to communicate with him through this technology. Every real adventure has its funny, scary and desperate turns but this one has a startling twist.
ISBN 9780330396998
Publisher MacMillan, 2003
Blacker, Terence & Stower, Adam (ill)
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My Australian story: Our enemy, my friend, the diary of Emma Sheldrake, Adelaide Hills, 1915
Told in diary form by a young girl in an Australian village. It is 1915 and Australia is involved in World War 1. Emma writes of the perils and difficulties of wartime and the hatred against the German settlers in the area.
ISBN 9781865045269
Series My Australian story (31 books)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2005
Blackman, Jenny
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Time hunters series
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Series Time hunters series (12 books)
Blake, Chris
No book cover.
2624
Time hunters: Aztec attack
Tom travels back to the ancient Aztec Empire where he must face the rain god Tlaloc. He must outsmart the god and snatch the missing treasure before it is too late.
ISBN 9780007550043
Series Time hunters series (12 of 12)
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, UK, 2014
Blake, Chris
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13971
Time hunters: Cowboy showdown
Join Tom and Aztec girl, Zuma, as they travel through time, battling the mightiest warriors of the past.
ISBN 9780007550074
Series Time hunters series (7 of 12)
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, UK, 2014
Blake, Chris
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19329
Time hunters: Egyptian curse
Tom meets Princess Isis and her pet, Cleo, when he breaks a museum statue that releases an ancient curse. He must help the Princess on her quest to track down six amulets. Tom is on his sixth quest and hopes that this will be his final quest to free Princess Isis of the ancient curse. He finds himself in Ancient Egypt fighting alongside King Tutankhamun in his most dangerous battle so far.
ISBN 9780007514083
Series Time hunters series (6 of 12)
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, UK, 2014
Blake, Chris
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4782
Time hunters: Gladiator clash
Tom meets Princess Isis and her pet, Cleo, when he breaks a museum statue that releases an ancient curse. He must help the Princess on her quest to track down six amulets. On Tom and Isis' first adventure they arrive in Ancient Rome. To find the amulet they will have to fight the fiercest gladiator who ever lived.
ISBN 9780007514090
Series Time hunters series (1 of 12)
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, UK, 2013
Blake, Chris
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6080
Time hunters: Greek warriors
Tom meets Princess Isis and her pet, Cleo, when he breaks a museum statue that releases an ancient curse. He must help the Princess on her quest to track down six amulets. On this, his fourth adventure, Tom becomes a Spartan soldier and must fight against the powerful Trojans. While dodging swords and arrows he is helping Princess Isis retrieve the amulet.
ISBN 9780007514045
Series Time hunters series (4 of 12)
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, UK, 2013
Blake, Chris
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4783
Time hunters: Knight quest
On their second quest, Tom and Isis meet King Arthur's heroic knights. They must prove their bravery in a race to find a legendary golden sword.
ISBN 9780007514007
Series Time hunters series (2 of 12)
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, UK, 2013
Blake, Chris
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2626
Time hunters: Mohican brave
Tom and his new Mohican friends battle the mighty Mohawks. As tomahawks and arrows fly, can Tom fight his way to the golden coin.
ISBN 9780007550029
Series Time hunters series (11 of 12)
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, UK, 2014
Blake, Chris
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4382
Time hunters: Outback outlaw
Tom lands in the Australian outback amongst a band of dangerous outlaws. When one of them runs off with the loot, can Tom track him down and get his hands on the precious coin.
ISBN 9780007549986
Series Time hunters series (9 of 12)
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, UK, 2014
Blake, Chris
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6084
Time hunters: pirate mutiny
Tom meets Princess Isis and her pet, Cleo, when he breaks a museum statue that releases an ancient curse. He must help the Princess on her quest to track down six amulets. On his fifth adventure, Tom stows away on Blackbeard's pirate ship. They could never have imagined the cruelty he can inflict. Have they made a deadly mistake that could see them walking the plank.
ISBN 9780007514069
Series Time hunters series (5 of 12)
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, UK, 2014
Blake, Chris
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26914
Time hunters: Samurai assassin
Join Tom and Aztec girl, Zuma, as they travel through time, battling the mightiest warriors of the past.
ISBN 9780007549962
Series Time hunters series (8 of 12)
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, UK, 2014
Blake, Chris
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27107
Time hunters: Stone age rampage
Join Tom and Aztec girl, Zuma, as they travel through time, battling the mightiest warriors of the past.
ISBN 9780007550012
Series Time hunters series (10 of 12)
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, UK, 2014
Blake, Chris
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4784
Time hunters: Viking raiders
On their third journey, Tom and Isis set sail in the freezing cold on a Viking longboat. Will they succeed in their treasure hunt before the terrifying Vikings begin their next raid.
ISBN 9780007514021
Series Time hunters series (3 of 12)
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, UK, 2013
Blake, Chris
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12328
On a camel to the moon
A varied collection of poems about travel from dragons on buses to visiting Jupiter. A thought-provoking anthology with fantastic illustrations.
ISBN 9781841382470
Publisher Chrysalis Books Group, 2001
Bloom, Valerie
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New
Chronologica: Incredible years that defined history, The
Chronologica is an informative and entertaining glimpse into history, beautifully illustrated and full of incredible facts. This book has a combination of both major and lessor known historical events, ranging from Napoleon Bonaparte, the first emperor of France, to Adolphe Sax, who patented the Saxophone. Chronologica is full of facts and figures, and will entertain history buffs and inspire some new ones.
ISBN 9781472932945
Publisher Bloomsbury, 2016
Bloomsbury & Powell, Debbie (ill) & Hancher, Adam (ill)
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9450
Double fudge
Pete is just about to enter high school. Peter's little brother, Fudge, is mad about money and he wants loads of it. In fact, he's going to print a hundred million ""Fudge bucks"" and buy the whole world. He's driving Pete nuts.
ISBN 9780330413541
Series Fudge series (5 of 5)
Publisher MacMillan, 2002
Blume, Judy
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Fudge series
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Series Fudge series (5 books)
Blume, Judy
No book cover.
1813
Fudge-a-mania
Peter finds himself stuck on summer vacation for three whole weeks with little brother, Fudge, and Sheila Tubman. Peter may not like Sheila but Fudge plans to marry her. Maximum embarrassment ensues but with lots of laughs.
ISBN 9780330398138
Series Fudge series (4 of 5)
Publisher MacMillan, 2003
Blume, Judy
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10252
Otherwise known as Sheila the great
Sheila is trying to retain her reputation as great while facing two of her greatest fears - dogs and water. Sheila learns you don't have to save face to keep a friendship.
ISBN 9780440467014
Series Fudge series (2 of 5)
Publisher Yearling, 1976
Blume, Judy
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4282
Superfudge
The family is moving, mum is going to have another baby and Peter's brother, Fudge, is a constant embarrassment. He learns how to ride a bike but not how to stop. He tries to sell his baby sister and calls his kindergarten teacher, Rat Face.
ISBN 9780330398169
Series Fudge series (3 of 5)
Publisher Pan Macmillan US, 1998
Blume, Judy
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4325
Tales of a fourth grade nothing
Disaster follows Fudge, a four year old, wherever he goes. His older brother, Peter, is usually the one who has to sort out the mess while Fudge gets all the attention, all the time. It's enough to drive an older brother mad.
ISBN 9780330398176
Series Fudge series (1 of 5)
Publisher Pan Macmillan US, 2001
Blume, Judy
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9029
Famous five mystery collection, The
Five children have mad adventures without parental interference.
ISBN 9780340796146
Series Famous five series (23 books)
Publisher Hodder & Stoughton, 2001
Topics / Year 5 easy reads /
Blyton, Enid
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2868
Famous Five's survival guide, The
For Famous Five fans of all ages, this book is an interesting mix of fact and fiction. Find out how to survive a shipwreck, pack a rucksack, crack a secret code, use interrogation skills and find a secret passage plus an unsolved mystery from the past. A nostalgic look at the Five will appeal to older fans as well.
ISBN 9780340970836
Publisher Hodder Children's Books (UK), 2008
Blyton, Enid
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11982
Five are together again
The famous five are together again and camping near their friends. A burglary results in stolen research papers and someone involved in the neighbouring circus falls under suspicion.
ISBN 9780340681268
Series Famous five series (21 of 23)
Publisher Hachette Children's Books, 1997
Topics / Year 5 easy reads /
Blyton, Enid
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5350
Five fall into adventure
Julian, Dick and Anne are really worried. George and her devoted dog, Timmy, have just disappeared. Not only that, somebody has broken into Kirrin Cottage. They wonder if there could be a connection.
ISBN 9780340796238
Series Famous five series (9 of 23)
Publisher Hachette Children's Books, 2001
Topics / Year 5 easy reads /
Blyton, Enid
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1644
Five get into a fix
The famous five get into a fix together.
ISBN 9780340681220
Series Famous five series (17 of 23)
Publisher Hachette Children's Books, 1997
Topics / Year 5 easy reads /
Blyton, Enid
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14220
Five get into trouble
The Famous Five are distraught. Dick has been kidnapped presumably mistaken for somebody else.
ISBN 9780340796221
Series Famous five series (8 of 23)
Publisher Hachette Children's Books, 2001
Topics / Year 5 easy reads /
Blyton, Enid
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5890
Five go adventuring again
There's a thief at Kirrin Cottage! The Famous Five think they know who it is, but they need to prove it! The discovery of an old map and very unusual hiding place is all they need to get to the bottom of this mystery and uncover the true culprit!
ISBN 9780340681084
Series Famous five series (2 of 23)
Publisher Hodder & Stoughton, 1943
Topics / Year 5 easy reads /
Blyton, Enid
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5357
Five go down to the sea
The famous five wonder if anyone would deliberately lure somebody on to treacherous rocks on the Cornish coast. Somebody is flashing lights from the old tower on stormy nights and the five sense danger.
ISBN 9780340796269
Series Famous five series (12 of 23)
Publisher Hachette Children's Books, 2001
Blyton, Enid
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6238
Five go off in a caravan
A caravan holiday for the Famous Five is bound to be an adventure! And when they stumble across a circus troupe, the gang are thrilled. But some of the circus people have more sinister plans than just clowning around.
ISBN 9780340796191
Series Famous five series (5 of 23)
Publisher Hachette Children's Books, 2001
Topics / Year 5 easy reads /
Blyton, Enid
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6241
Five go off to camp
Ghost trains that vanish in the middle of the night, the Famous Five can't believe it. There has to be a logical explanation. But as they follow the tracks, they realise there might not be.
ISBN 9780340796214
Series Famous five series (7 of 23)
Publisher Hachette Children's Books, 2001
Topics / Year 5 easy reads /
Blyton, Enid
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7205
Five go to Billycock Hill
The famous five go on an adventure to Billycock Hill.
ISBN 9780340681213
Series Famous five series (16 of 23)
Publisher Hachette Children's Books, 1997
Blyton, Enid
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6634
Five go to Demons Rocks
The famous five go to Demon's Rocks.
ISBN 9780340681244
Series Famous five series (19 of 23)
Publisher Hachette Children's Books, 1997
Topics / Year 5 easy reads /
Blyton, Enid
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6213
Five go to mystery moor
There's something dangerous out on Mystery Moor, and the Famous Five will have to risk the treacherous mists to follow the trail.
ISBN 9780340681183
Series Famous five series (13 of 23)
Publisher Hachette Children's Books, 1997
Blyton, Enid
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1645
Five go to Smuggler's Top
The Famous Five go to stay at a large old house, and discover lots of hiding places and underground tunnels. Perhaps there are still smugglers at Smuggler's Top.
ISBN 9780340796184
Series Famous five series (4 of 23)
Publisher Hachette Children's Books, 2001
Topics / Year 5 easy reads /
Blyton, Enid
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Five have a mystery to solve
The famous five have another mystery to solve.
ISBN 9780340681251
Series Famous five series (20 of 23)
Publisher Hachette Children's Books, 1997
Blyton, Enid
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Five have a wonderful time
The Famous Five are on holiday and they've discovered a ruined castle nearby. The castle looked deserted but is that a face at the window.
ISBN 9780340681169
Series Famous five series (11 of 23)
Publisher Hachette Children's Books, 1997
Topics / Year 5 easy reads /
Blyton, Enid
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9733
Five have plenty of fun
Berta is in hiding from kidnappers, and she needs help from the Five, but to help out a virtual stranger, they will have to risk great danger to themselves.
ISBN 9780340681190
Series Famous five series (14 of 23)
Publisher Hachette Children's Books, 1997
Topics / Year 5 easy reads /
Blyton, Enid
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Five on a hike together
When Dick is woken by a light flashing through his window, he is puzzled. Perhaps someone is trying to send him a coded message. And when the famous five hear of an escaped convict in the area, they are on red alert.
ISBN 9780340796245
Series Famous five series (10 of 23)
Publisher Hachette Children's Books, 2001
Topics / Year 5 easy reads /
Blyton, Enid
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Five on a secret trail
Camping again, the five have pitched their tent near an old, abandoned cottage, but Anne hears strange noises at night. Perhaps it isn't abandoned after all.
ISBN 9780340681206
Series Famous five series (15 of 23)
Publisher Hachette Children's Books, 1997
Topics / Year 5 easy reads /
Blyton, Enid
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Five on a Treasure Island
Julian, Dick, George Anne and Timmy the dog are in their first adventure which involves an island, a ruined castle, a submerged wreck and a desperate treasure hunt.
ISBN 9780340681060
Series Famous five series (1 of 23)
Publisher Hodder & Stoughton, 1942
Blyton, Enid
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Five on Finniston Farm
This adventure story sees the Famous Five down on the farm.
ISBN 9780340681237
Series Famous five series (18 of 23)
Publisher Hachette Children's Books, 1997
Topics / Year 5 easy reads /
Blyton, Enid
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Five on Kirrin island again
What can Uncle Quentin be up to, all alone, on Kirrin Island. He won't let anyone visit, not even George and the rest of the Famous Five.
ISBN 9780340796207
Series Famous five series (6 of 23)
Publisher Hachette Children's Books, 2001
Topics / Year 5 easy reads /
Blyton, Enid
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Five run away together
Someone has been on George's island. The five wonder what is locked in the mysterious trunk hidden on Kirrin Island.
ISBN 9780340796177
Series Famous five series (3 of 23)
Publisher Hachette Children's Books, 2001
Topics / Year 5 easy reads /
Blyton, Enid
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Crane wife, The
A beautiful retelling of a classic Japanese folk tale about a sail maker and his wife. Exquisitely illustrated in traditional Japanese style.
ISBN 9780152163501
Publisher Harcourt Children's Books, 2002
Bodkin, Odds & Spirin, Gennady (ill)
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Extreme sports
An introduction to extreme sports including mountain biking, skydiving, urban sports like skateboarding and watery extremes such as surfing and whitewater kayaking. Find out what makes a sport extreme , how fast do you fall in a skydive and where are the biggest waves ever surfed.
ISBN 9781409564225
Series Usborne beginners plus series (16 books)
Publisher Usborne Publishing Ltd, 2014
Bone, Emily
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Helicopters
Find out all about the amazing types of helicopters, how they are made, how they operate and how to fly them.
ISBN 9781409522874
Series Usborne beginners plus series (16 books)
Publisher Usborne Publishing Ltd, 2011
Bone, Emily
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467
Winning back dad
A boy takes on a challenge to stop his father from being depressed after he has to sell his truck.
ISBN 9780744572919
Publisher Walker Books, 2000
Bone, Ian
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Henry Hoey Hobson
Henry Hoey Hobson arrives at his sixth school, a small, Catholic school, to discover he is the only boy in his grade. There are three male misfits a year below him. Fatherless, friendless and non-Catholic, Henry earns a reputation as a vampire when ill-fitting braces make his mouth bleed.
ISBN 9781864719956
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2010
Bongers, Christine
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Welcome home
Whaling has long been part of Australia's history. Over the past centuries many coastal towns owe their existence to the hunting and slaughter of whales for numerous by-products. More recently these same towns focus on viewing the beauty of these majestic creatures as they travel between the cold and warmer waters. Here both stories are told through the eyes of a young boy who hears the distant calls, sometimes joyful, sometimes apprehensive, of a whale.
ISBN 9781925000085
Publisher Ford Street Publishing, 2013
Booth, Christina
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52191
What the raven saw
In a churchyard, the raven watches the comings and goings of everyone, making sure that peace and order are maintained. He keeps to himself, except during church services, when he sneaks into the building so he can listen to the hymns that he loves. The raven would be happy if everything stayed this way forever. Until a new, small grave is dug, an annoying pigeon arrives and a church member is up to no good.
ISBN 9781742757353
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2013
Bound, Samantha-Ellen
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Christian the lion
Two young Australian men, Ace and John, who were living in London in the swinging 60s, bought themselves a real lion cub from Harrods department store. This book follows their journey to raise a lion cub in a big city and then attempt to return him to the wild, with the support of famed lion expert, George Adamson.
ISBN 9781862309562
Publisher Random House Children's Books, 2009
Bourke, Anthony & Rendall, John & Knowles, Ruth (adapt)
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Zoo of magical and mythological creatures, The
Twelve year old Zackary s a disappointment to his parents, the King and Queen of Zedge. He as failed with the Artists, the Scholars and the Knights so is sent to work reckoning cutlery and kitchen utensils. When Zackary stumbles across an adventurous job as sorcerer's assistant in the Zoo of Magical and Mythological Creatures, he must survive the most dangerous and destructive creature the zoo has ever seen.
ISBN 9780330424752
Publisher Pan MacMillan, 2009
Bowring, Sam
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500
Turn in the grave, A
Young Danny writes a fan email to a deceased horror writer, which enables him to put a hex on his horrid stepmother.
ISBN 9780746060278
Publisher Usborne Publishing Ltd, 2004
Bowvayne, A E & Snow, Alan (ill)
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44073
Cosmic
Liam is not your usual twelve year old boy. For a start, he is man-size and is always being mistaken for his father. This is Liam's opportunity and his greatest dilemma. Yesterday, he was just a kid, now he is stuck in space, perhaps forever, with hilarious results. But, the greatest lessons he learns are about fatherhood.
ISBN 9780330440868
Publisher Macmillan Education Australia Pty Ltd, 2008
Boyce, Frank Cottrell
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30237
Framed
Dylan, the only boy left in his tiny Welsh village, has no-one to play with and his family's business is going broke. When a mysterious convoy of trucks arrives with a precious cargo to hide in a disused mine, Dylan must save his family.
ISBN 9780330434256
Publisher MacMillan, 2006
Boyce, Frank Cottrell
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15356
Millions
When a bag full of money drops out of the sky, Damien and Anthony find they are very, very rich. Suddenly, the brothers can buy anything they want except for the one thing they really need. Winner of 2005 Carnegie Medal.
ISBN 9780330433310
Publisher MacMillan, 2004
Boyce, Frank Cottrell
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Unforgotten coat, The
Two refugee brothers from Mongolia are determined to fit in with their Liverpool schoolmates. They bring so much of Mongolia to Bootle that their new friend and guide, Julie, is hard-pressed to know truth from fantasy, as she recollects a wonderful friendship that was abruptly ended when Chingis and Nergui were forced to return to Mongolia.
ISBN 9781406333855
Publisher Walker Books, 2011
Boyce, Frank Cottrell
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Bakir and Bi
Bakir and Mar live on a remote island called Egur with their two young children. While fishing, Bakir comes across a very special pelican named Bi. A famine occurs, and life on the island is no longer harmonious. One day Bakir and Bi disappear and Mar and the children are forced to make the journey to another island by canoe and so begins the adventure.
ISBN 9781921248863
Publisher Magabala Books, 2013
Boyd, Jillian & Mordey, Tori-Jay (ill)
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2298
Terrible thing that happened to Barnaby Brocket, The
The Brockets are normal and respectable, and they hate anyone who is different. When Barnaby is born, he's certainly not ordinary. He defies the laws of gravity and floats. Barnaby is desperate to please his parents but he just can't keep both feet on the ground. The Brockets decide Barnaby must go. Betrayed and alone, Barnaby floats into the path of a special hot air balloon and begins a magical journey with extraordinary new friends.
ISBN 9780857531476
Publisher Doubleday, 2012
Boyne, John & Jeffers, Oliver (ill)
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12969
Lacemaker and the Princess, The
Eleven year old Isabelle is a lacemaker like her mother and grandmother in the town of Versailles. It is the year 1789 and the eve of the French revolution. Isabelle is caught between being the Queen's daughter's companion, amid the luxury of the royal court, and having to earn a living lacemaking to keep her family alive.
ISBN 9781416925958
Publisher Simon & Schuster, 2007
Bradley, Kimberley Brubaker
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24958
War that saved my life, The
Nine year old Ada has never left her one-room apartment. Her mother is too humiliated by Ada's twisted, club foot to let her outside. So, when Ada's little brother, Jamie, is shipped out of London to avoid the war, she escapes to join him. A new adventure begins for Ada, and for Susan Smith, the woman forced to take them in. As Ada teaches herself to ride a pony, learns to read and watches for German spies, she begins to trust Susan. And, Susan begins to love them both. But, wartime and Ada's cruel mother threaten the growing bond.
ISBN 9781925355642
Publisher Text Publishing Co, 2016
Topics / Displacement /
Bradley, Kimberly Brubaker
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15140
So you want to write fiction
A useful overview of the process of writing for aspiring writers. Excerpts from books and helpful addresses and websites are included.
ISBN 9780750236478
Publisher Hodder Children's Books (Australia), 2003
Bradman, Tony
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5345
Planetwatch
A comprehensive look at life on Earth, a fragile and changing place. Find out how climate change affects the world around us and what might happen in the future to the food we eat, the air we breathe and the land we live on.
ISBN 9781740337021
Publisher Dorling Kindersley, 2009
Bramwell, Martyn & Burnie, David & Dicks, Lynn & Few, Roger
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6684
Freddy Tangles: Champ or chicken
Freddy Tangles is in trouble with everybody, again. New boy, Hugo, initially very popular, has become a bully and turned Freddy's friends against him. Freddy will have to do something spectacular to prove he's no chicken and win back his friends.
ISBN 9781760110352
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2015
Brand, Jack & Jellett, Tom (ill)
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8068
Freddy Tangles: Legend or loser
Freddy Tangles and his friends are in danger. No one is scarier than the big bully, Sid Malone. Freddy must come up with a plan but this will be difficult because he's even afraid of his little sister.
ISBN 9781760110345
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2015
Brand, Jack & Jellett, Tom (ill)
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8826
Heroes of the Kokoda track
In 1942, a World War II campaign between Australia and Japan occurred on a track, the Kokoda Trail. The track begins in Kokoda, in Papua New Guinea, and winds its way through rugged mountains towards Port Moresby. The Kokoda Track is only one hundred kilometres long but the tropical conditions made it a mudslide. Australian troops were ill-equipped and unprepared, and completely outnumbered.
ISBN 9781742031347
Publisher Black Dog Books, 2011
Brasch, Nicolas
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112027
Landmarks of Australia
Have a look at many of the landmarks of Australia, the home of some iconic architecture and all things big, including the Big Pineapple. Includes contents, websites, a glossary and ideas for related things to do.
ISBN 9781740702232
Series Australian Library series (6 of 21)
Publisher Heinemann, 2004
Brasch, Nicolas
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112344
Legends of Australia
Well-organised under clear headings and well-presented information on some of Australia's greatest legends including folk heroes and famous animals with contents, websites, a glossary and ideas for related things to do.
ISBN 9781740701211
Series Australian Library series (10 of 21)
Publisher Heinemann, 2003
Brasch, Nicolas
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59493
World War 1: 1914 - 1918
See history through the eyes of the everyday Australians who lived it, featuring interviews, diary and journal entries, newspaper articles and official documents, sometimes presenting differing points of view.
ISBN 9781740705981
Publisher Pearson Education Australia, 2009
Brasch, Nicolas
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5996
Legends of League: Stories of cultural diversity
Meet three first grade National Rugby League (NRL) players from diverse cultural backgrounds. Find out how their heritage has influenced their lives and their sporting careers.
ISBN 9781458642608
Series Legends of League series (6 books)
Publisher Macmillan Education Australia Pty Ltd, 2014
Brasch, Nicolas & Hirsch, Suzan
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23566
Legends of League: Stories of education
Meet three first grade National Rugby League (NRL) players who were inspired to play at school. Find out about each player's journey, from childhood to making it in first-grade. Share the challenges and triumphs, and meet the people who have supported them to become Legends of League.
ISBN 9781458642622
Series Legends of League series (6 books)
Publisher Macmillan Education Australia Pty Ltd, 2014
Brasch, Nicolas & Hirsch, Suzan
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7996
Legends of League: Stories of mateship
Meet three first grade National Rugby League (NRL) players who value the bonds of mateship in their personal and professional lives.
ISBN 9781458642585
Series Legends of League series (6 books)
Publisher Macmillan Education Australia Pty Ltd, 2014
Brasch, Nicolas & Hirsch, Suzan
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2514
Plenty: a place to call home
Maddy receives an unexpected and quite unpleasant tenth birthday present. The family is to move from their inner-city home to the country, to be closer to her rarely-visited grandmother, who is battling the early stages of dementia. Stories by her grandmother and her Sudanese refugee classmate help Maddy to realise the true meaning of home, family and belonging.
ISBN 9781742032429
Publisher Black Dog Books, 2014
Braxton-Smith, Ananda
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116044
Creating digital animations
If you want to create digital animations, this book will introduce you to important game design concepts through three simple projects. Step-by-step instructions walk you through the four major phases of animation design, showing you how to turn your idea into a real animation, with sound effects and more.
ISBN 9781119233527
Series Dummies Junior series (12 books)
Publisher John Wiley & Sons Australia Ltd, 2015
Topics / STEM /
Breen, Derek
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Designing digital games
Discover your design skills by developing a video game and learning basic programming concepts to complete cool projects. To get started, all you need is a computer connected to the Internet.
ISBN 9781119177210
Series Dummies Junior series (12 books)
Publisher John Wiley & Sons Australia Ltd, 2016
Topics / STEM /
Breen, Derek
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8643
Our stories: Australian Federation
Before 1901, the nation of Australia did not exist. Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria, Tasmania, South Australia and Western Australia were six separate colonies under British rule. Find out how ordinary citizens became the first in the world to write and vote for their own Constitution, and how they came together to form the nation of Australia.
ISBN 9781922179944
Publisher HarperCollins Australia, 2014
Brennan, Net
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31845
Our stories: Child convicts
In eighteenth century Britain, children were tried in court like adults. Some as young as nine were transported to the colonies. Their names may not be familiar but a child convict became the first person hanged in Australia, another is celebrated on our twenty dollar note and one would count a future prime minister as a descendant. Their stories are ones of survival and building Australia as a nation.
ISBN 9781742032238
Publisher HarperCollins Australia, 2013
Brennan, Net
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Our stories: Sportsmanship
Australia's passion for sport often defines our history, our traditions, our values and our identity. These are the stories of the sportsmen and women whose talents have stopped the nation. These are the moments when we threw our arms in the air and cheered.
ISBN 9781742032337
Publisher HarperCollins Australia, 2016
Brennan, Net
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Chinese Calendar Tales series
Any two titles read from this series can be included as official Challenge books; up to five more titles can be included as your personal choice books. To see the individual book titles and their PRC ID numbers, go to the Series lists on the Booklists page on the website. Or, you can search for a series name or the individual titles by using the Search function on the top left hand corner of the screen.
Series Chinese Calendar Tales series (8 books)
Brennan, Sarah
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Tale of a dark horse, The
It's 135BC and Emperor Han Wudi is desperate for a tall, dark and handsome horse. He will be hard to track down, as he is as free as a gypsy.
ISBN 9789881609830
Series Chinese Calendar Tales series (8 of 8)
Publisher Auspicious Times, 2013
Brennan, Sarah
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Tale of Chester Choi, The
Chester Choi is one bad Chinese dragon. He just loves children... eating them, that is! But Chester has a secret - he's desperately lonely and what he really wants is a friend.
ISBN 9789881888266
Series Chinese Calendar Tales series (5 of 8)
Publisher Auspicious Times, 2007
Brennan, Sarah
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13308
Tale of Oswald Ox, The
Meet Oswald Ox. Bone idle on the farm, just chewing his cud and rolling in the mud, while all the other animals are hard at work. No wonder he's in trouble! Then the winter stores go missing, and Oswald is firmly in the frame. Will wisdom and dignity triumph over meanness and greed?
ISBN 9789881888280
Series Chinese Calendar Tales series (2 of 8)
Publisher Auspicious Times, 2008
Brennan, Sarah
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Tale of Pin Yin Panda, The
Pin Yin is a giant panda living in the misty Sichuan forests in China... but she isn't just any giant panda. She's got beautiful, brains and a healthy ego to match! On Chinese New Year's Eve, she makes a surprise announcement - this year is going to be The Year of the Panda. Will the tradition of a millennia be swept aside or will this practically perfect panda be put in her place?
ISBN 9789881888204
Series Chinese Calendar Tales series (6 of 8)
Publisher Auspicious Times, 2011
Brennan, Sarah
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32537
Tale of Rhonda Rabbit, The
It's 221BC, and the mighty Emperor Qin Shi Huang is not amused. Somebody or something is stealing from the royal vegetable patch! Enter Rhonda Rabbit, one very bad bunny, with extremely annoying habits and an appetite to match! Will the Emperor save his greens, or will Rhonda Rabbit live to crunch another day?
ISBN 9789881888259
Series Chinese Calendar Tales series (4 of 8)
Publisher Auspicious Times, 2010
Brennan, Sarah
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32536
Tale of Run Run Rat, The
Meet Run Run Rat - a loveable rodent with a mission. He's determined to find fame and glory when he sets out to travel the length and breadth of China. But fame and glory find him in the most unexpected way when he reaches Beijing on the eve of the Olympics Marathon.
ISBN 9789881888273
Series Chinese Calendar Tales series (1 of 8)
Publisher Auspicious Times, 2008
Brennan, Sarah
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Tale of Sybil the Snake, The
Everybody adores Sybil Snake - she's beautiful, clever and extremely charming. But all is not as it seems ion the Emperor's menagerie and Sybil is more of an enchantress that meets the eye.
ISBN 9789881609816
Series Chinese Calendar Tales series (7 of 8)
Publisher Auspicious Times, 2012
Brennan, Sarah
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1736
Tale of Temujin, The
Temujin the Tiger is the Terror of the East. He's wrought a trail of destruction and fine dining from Mongolia right up to the gates of the Grand Imperial Palace in China! But Princess Precious is pretty awful as well, with a talent for tantrums and an ear-piercing scream! Watch what happens when two irresistible forces collide!
ISBN 9789881888297
Series Chinese Calendar Tales series (3 of 8)
Publisher Auspicious Times, 2009
Brennan, Sarah
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11267
Hoosh: camels in Australia
Information about the camels of the desert and their role in Australia's development. Coloured photographs and maps cover every imaginable aspect of camels and their presence in Australia.
ISBN 9780733315046
Publisher ABC Books, 2005
Brian, Janeen
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31025
Oddball
Sol still can't believe he told Aggo, the school bully and hand ball champion, that he was going to thrash him using hypnotism. Sol is sure that this moment of temporary insanity is going to lead to certain death. Sol wonders whether wit, wisdom or nothing will save him when he has to face Aggo.
ISBN 9781921150562
Series Lightning strikes series (19 books)
Publisher Walker Books, 2008
Brian, Janeen
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313
Pilawuk: when I was young
Pilawuk explains that she was one of the Stolen Generation, and describes her life growing up with non-Aboriginal families and her search for her surviving relatives.
ISBN 9781863742573
Publisher Era Publications, 1990
Brian, Janeen
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997
That boy, Jack
Jack and Gilbert made a pact when they were younger - to work together in the mines, just like their fathers and other immigrants. Jack is turning twelve, and the thought of working underground fills him with panic. When Gilbert leaves school to earn a wage, Jack wants to keep his word - but that means facing his fear. All the while his heart is telling him to follow another path. That boy, Jack must find the courage to choose.
ISBN 9781922179005
Publisher Walker Books Australia Pty Ltd, 2013
Brian, Janeen
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2857
Yong: Journey of an unworthy son, The
Thirteen year old Yong doesn't want to leave his home in China to travel to the Australian goldfields in Ballarat. But, as the firstborn son, he has no choice. On the long and treacherous journey, Yong strives to be an honourable son, while he and his father face many hardships and dangers. But, in his heart, Yong knows the shameful truth. His honour is a lie. Somehow, Yong must find the courage to face what lies ahead.
ISBN 9781925126297
Publisher Walker Books Australia Pty Ltd, 2016
Brian, Janeen
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46409
Meet Ned Kelly
Ned Kelly was a notorious bushranger, he lived in Australia's earliest days. Ned was daring and clever and bold, in a suit made of iron, and his story is still being told.
ISBN 9781742757186
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2013
Brian, Janeen & Adams, Matt (ill)
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22102
Elephant mountain
Kasem is thrilled when he is given responsibility for baby elephant, Pooky, and promises the elephant that he will always look after him. Kasem has to remember many important things and wonders whether he will be able to keep his promise to Pooky.
ISBN 9780143303282
Series Aussie bites (84 books)
Publisher Puffin Australia, 2008
Brian, Janeen & Rippin, Sally (ill)
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817
Our village in the sky
Our village sits above the great river, nestled in the Himalayan mountains. This is what we do on summer days when school is closed for holiday time, in our village in the sky.
ISBN 9781743318140
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2014
Brian, Janeen & Spudvilas, Anne (ill)
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44465
Robot
Find out how humans have created these mechanical minds and bodies, from the earliest single-task machines to the advanced intelligence of robots with feelings. Read how robots perform delicate surgical operations, clean city sewers, work as museum tour guides and even battle each other in combat.
ISBN 9781405303187
Series Eyewitness series (36 books)
Publisher Dorling Kindersley, 2004
Bridgman, Roger
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Black swan, The
A black swan escapes from a cage and flies away to another land, where villagers welcome her to settle. They believe that birds bring good fortune and, each year, the villagers build nests beside the lake to lure them. The people ask the swan to incubate an egg found in one of the nests. When the ground shakes and everyone is afraid, the swan asks them to leave their valley.
ISBN 9781921136566
Publisher Windy Hollow Books, 2010
Bridle, Celia
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New
Lion: A long way home
It is hard to imagine being lost and not finding your way home again. Saroo Brierley became lost on a train in India at the age of 4. Not knowing the name of his family or where he was from, he survived for weeks on the streets of Kolkata, before being taken into an orphanage and adopted by an Australian couple. This is the story of Saroo's journey to finding his way back home, through his memories, using a map of India and poring over satellite images on Google Earth. This incredible true story is about one man's journey back to India to see if he could find his mother.
ISBN 9780143784760
Publisher Penguin Books Australia, 2013
Brierley, Saroo
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148
Fungus the bogeyman
A strip cartoon book about a miserable Bogeyman called Fungus, his wife Mildew, and son, Mould.
ISBN 9780140542356
Publisher Puffin UK, 1990
Briggs, Raymond
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247
Man, The
A little, hairy man appears in the bedroom of a schoolboy demanding food, clothing and shelter. This story is told in cartoon style.
ISBN 9780099108818
Publisher Red Fox, 1994
Briggs, Raymond
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18559
Creatures of the rainforest
Warren Brimm and Anna Iglitis embark on a cross-cultural journey to show us the remarkable array of creatures that inhabit the Queensland rainforest.
ISBN 9781875641994
Publisher Magabala Books, 2006
Brim, Warren & Eglitis, Anna
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15876
DemiChat and the Kent Street mystery
Lord Flannery is a beagle, recently retired from Scotland Yard's dog squad. Flannery meets DemiChat, an exotic cat, who spends her time watching old Sherlock Holmes movies. She is most impressed with Flannery's real life crime experiences. When they see suspicious activity on a building site opposite, the pair set off in pursuit of a kidnapper and find themselves in Paris and Rome.
ISBN 9781921642357
Publisher Sid Harta Publishers, 2010
Brisland, Toni
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18382
Cameras in Narnia
Detailed book of the making of the film, 'The Chronicles of Narnia'. A fascinating look at the process of film-making.
ISBN 9781869505806
Publisher HarperCollins NZ, 2005
Brodie, Ian
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Spying
The secrets of the shadowy world of spies, their dangerous missions and secret identities are revealed. Find out about the control officers, field agents and intelligence analysts fighting a secret war to protect their countries from threats around the globe.
ISBN 9781409550143
Series Usborne beginners plus series (16 books)
Publisher Usborne Publishing Ltd, 1914
Brook, Henry
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4897
Survival
Where do you find shelter in rough country? What skills do you need to stay safe in the jungle? How do you protect yourself from a wild animal attack? How can you attract the attention of rescue teams? Survival is all about living through dangers, from howling storms to being cast away at sea. Explore amazing true survival stories of people stranded alone in the wildest places on Earth, and find out simple survival techniques.
ISBN 9781409564218
Series Usborne beginners plus series (16 books)
Publisher Usborne Publishing Ltd, 2014
Brook, Henry
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15991
Tanks
Find out about all types of tanks, from the first world war on. Discover their mechanics, what it's like to drive a tank and what tanks will look like in the future. Includes exciting photographs, diagrams and comic strips, plus fold-out pages that reveal the hidden workings of tanks.
ISBN 9780746089767
Series Usborne beginners plus series (16 books)
Publisher Usborne Publishing Ltd, 2011
Brook, Henry
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Warships
From ancient sea battles to World War Two battleships and modern stealth missions, this book is packed with fascinating information and comic-strip illustrations with a four-page fold-out illustration of a modern destroyer.
ISBN 9781409538721
Series Usborne beginners plus series (16 books)
Publisher Usborne Publishing Ltd, 2012
Brook, Henry & Dean, Adrian (ill) & Roots, Adrian (ill)
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4895
Special forces
Meet the elite soldiers who have been through the toughest training on Earth to take on the most dangerous missions. This thrilling insight into the secret assignments of the SAS, Navy Seals, HALO and more.
ISBN 9781474914345
Series Usborne beginners plus series (16 books)
Publisher Usborne Publishing Ltd, 2013
Brook, Henry & Johnson, Staz (ill)
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3786
Artificial intelligence
So you think that machines aren't as intelligent as people. This book will make you think again. Find out how intelligent machines, from smartphones to driverless cars, can do all sorts of tasks, from exploring space to playing- and winning- all sorts of games.
ISBN 9781409598640
Series Usborne beginners plus series (16 books)
Publisher Usborne Publishing Ltd, 2016
Brook, Henry & King, Chris (ill) & Paulli, Giovanni (ill)
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4891
Fighter planes
From the dogfights of the First World War to top secret missions flown by the latest stealth fighters, this book reveals the inner workings of the fastest, deadliest machines ever made.
ISBN 9781474919135
Series Usborne beginners plus series (16 books)
Publisher Usborne Publishing Ltd, 2012
Brook, Henry & Roots, Adrian (ill) & Fox, John (ill)
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31862
Sir Katherine
When Katherine's parents die of the plague, her grandmother decides it would be safer to raise her as a boy. Little do they know that 'Kit' will be made a knight of King Arthur's court and sent on a dangerous quest to rescue one of the Queen's maidens from a dragon.
ISBN 9780143302841
Publisher Puffin Australia, 2007
Brooksbank, Anne
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7000
Animalium
Welcome to the virtual museum. Wander the six galleries, which present the animal kingdom - Invertebrates, Fish, Amphibians, Reptiles, Birds and Mammals. Each chapter features a different branch of the tree of life, from the simple sponge to the enormous elephant.
ISBN 9781783700608
Series Welcome to the Museum (4 books)
Publisher Templar Publishing, 2014
Topics / STEM /
Broom, Jenny & Scott, Katie (ill)
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12359
Gracie and the emperor
Gracie has been told many stories about the emperor, Napoleon Bonaparte, who will stop at nothing to rule the world. When the dreaded man comes to the island where Gracie lives, she wants to run away but she has nowhere to go.
ISBN 9780186508880
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2003
Broome, Errol
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332
Rockhopper
Quentin is dominated by an overprotective mother, but he learns self confidence from Gus, a man with a past.
ISBN 9781863736787
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 1995
Broome, Errol
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19214
Song of the dove
The compelling story of the Italian composer Bellini's rise to fame and his forbidden love.
ISBN 9781921529245
Publisher Walker Books, 2011
Broome, Errol & Kretschmar, Sonia (ill)
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14433
Judas donkey, The
Francesca desperately wants a horse of her own. When her grandpa brings home the Judas donkey, Francesca is less than impressed. But, Judy is not an ordinary donkey.
ISBN 9781920731182
Publisher Fremantle Press, 2003
Broome, Errol & Thompson, Sharon (ill)
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14199

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Charlie and the karaoke cockroaches
"I didn't want the exterminator to be flattened by a flying sink. I just wanted a home for the cockroaches." Charlie is thrown into an adventure when his new friend Vivien hands him a mysterious box and makes him swear to look after it no matter what
ISBN 9781743548448
Publisher Pan MacMillan, 2017
Brough, Alan
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120128
Bush tucka, good tucka
An hilarious trip to the supermarket for two Aboriginal kids and their weary Nan to buy bush tucka, sees the children being both cheeky and rambunctiously helpful. Contains bush tucka recipes for banana jelly and fried scones.
ISBN 9780980359367
Publisher Indij Readers, 2007
Brown, Jan & Madden, Robert (ill)
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35596

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How Lunchbox Jones saved me from robots, traitors and Missy the Cruel
Luke Abbott's school is the losing-est school in the history of losing. And that's just fine for him. He'd rather be at home playing video games and avoiding his older brother Rob and the Greatest Betrayal of All Time. But now he's being forced to join the robotics team, where surely he'll help uphold the school's losing streak. He'll also meet a colorful cast of characters, including: Mikayla, the girl who does everything with her toes; Jacob and Jacob, who aren't twins but might as well be; the sunflower seed-obsessed Stuart; and Missy the Cruel, Luke's innocent-looking bully since they were six-years-old. But it's an unlikely connection with a mysterious boy known only as "Lunchbox Jones" that will change Luke's life. Turns out, Luke and Lunchbox Jones have a lot more in common than just robots.
ISBN 9781681194417
Publisher Bloomsbury, 2015
Brown, Jennifer
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798
Shot boom score
Sport loving Toby can't believe his luck when instead of being punished by his parents, they issue him with a sporting challenge. All he has to do is take 20 wickets in the cricket season and make 10 tries in rugby to earn the latest gamebox. But unfortunately the new boy at school seems to be blocking Toby all the way.
ISBN 9781743313688
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2013
Brown, Justin & Vane, Mitch (ill)
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80195
Spartacus and his glorious gladiators
Spartacus, the gladiator who fought for and against the Romans, had a life full of surprises. Learn about the Roman Empire and Spartacus's story from amassing an army inside a volcano to the crucifixion of six thousand slaves.
ISBN 9780439981873
Publisher Scholastic UK, 2004
Brown, Toby & Goddard, Clive (ill)
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12329
Shape game, The
A family reluctantly visits an art gallery but, one by one, each member is enthralled by a different picture in the gallery and transported into an imaginative and colourful world.
ISBN 9780552546966
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2004
Topics / Year 5 easy reads /
Browne, Anthony
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20586
Ruby Rosemount and the doomsday curse
Ruby Rosemount and her friends are off to Babylon to study magic at the Academy of Peace. But Ruby's Mum and Grandma have disappeared and a terrible Doomsday Curse has been invoked which may mark the end of the world. As Ruby tries to uncover who is causing the curse and how it can be reversed, she also tries to unravel her family's history. Her father may still be alive and Ruby wonders if he is behind the curse.
ISBN 9781862917378
Series Ruby Rosemount series (3 of 3)
Publisher Omnibus Books, 2008
Brownlee, Jodie
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72283
Ruby Rosemount and the magic carpet
The mail wind brings a letter from Granny McQuirky telling Ruby she'll find her special twelfth birthday gift in the attic. What Ruby finds in the attic is more than just special. It's a magic carpet that flies her to a strange and wonderful oasis, where she discovers the genie family that her mother didn't want her to know about.
ISBN 9781862915565
Series Ruby Rosemount series (1 of 3)
Publisher Omnibus Books, 2007
Brownlee, Jodie
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71461
Ruby Rosemount and the traveller's telescope
Ever since Ruby discovered she is half genie, she has been desperately trying to improve her magic skills. Granny helps by sending magic lessons on the mail wind but her mother forbids her from using magic in the house. But, when her next door neighbour, Mrs Pinkus, disappears through Granny's traveller's telescope, Ruby knows she has to use magic to get Mrs Pinkus back.
ISBN 9781862916241
Series Ruby Rosemount series (2 of 3)
Publisher Omnibus Books, 2007
Brownlee, Jodie
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Ruby Rosemount series
A wonderful blend of magic, mayhem and humour in this series about Ruby, who discovers she is half genie. Any two books from this series may be read as Challenge books; up to five more can be read as personal choice books. Go to the Series lists for individual book titles.
Series Ruby Rosemount series (3 books)
Brownlee, Jodie
No book cover.
15060
Bushrangers, heroes, victims or villains
Read about what made people choose to become bushrangers. Readers can decide whether the bushrangers' actions made them victims, villains or heroes.
ISBN 9780731811915
Publisher Simon & Schuster, 2003
Bruce, Jill B & Wade, Jan (ill)
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14207
Flags and emblems of Australia
A reference book containing detailed information, colourful illustrations and facts about Australia's historic coat of arms and the interesting animal, bird and flower emblems of the States and Territories.
ISBN 9780731811731
Publisher Simon & Schuster (Australia) Limited, 2002
Bruce, Jill B & Wade, Jan (ill)
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15044
Who did that?
Lots of useful information about identifying Australian native animals by their droppings and footprints.
ISBN 9780864175755
Publisher Simon & Schuster, 2004
Bruce, Jill B & Wade, Jan (ill)
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18617
Beginner's luck
Shelby and her friends are horse mad. Shelby must find a new home for her horse, Blue, who has been evicted from his paddock or her parents will get rid of him.
ISBN 9781741660074
Series For sale or swap series (2 of 5)
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2005
Brugman, Alyssa
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73159
For sale or swap
Shelby is convinced her reliable but ugly pony, Blue, is holding her back at Pony Club. If only she had a beautiful horse, everyone would see what a great rider she is.
ISBN 9780759320987
Series For sale or swap series (1 of 5)
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2005
Brugman, Alyssa
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For sale or swap series
Any two titles read from this series can be included as official Challenge books; up to five more titles can be included as your personal choice books. To see the individual book titles and their PRC ID numbers, go to the Series lists on the Booklists page on the website. Or, you can search for a series name or the individual titles by using the Search function on the top left hand corner of the screen.
Series For sale or swap series (5 books)
Brugman, Alyssa
No book cover.
51544
Greener pastures
When Shelby's new friend Olivia tells her about a horse that she got for free, Shelby knows it's too good to be true and wonders what secret price Olivia will have to pay.
ISBN 9781741662269
Series For sale or swap series (5 of 5)
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2008
Brugman, Alyssa
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39682
Hide and Seek
Shelby resolves to find Brenda Edel's champion stallion that has disappeared. She also toys with the idea of joining a troupe of trick riders.
ISBN 9781741662207
Series For sale or swap series (4 of 5)
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2007
Brugman, Alyssa
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18609
Hot potato
Shelby and her friends can't resist buying a beautiful, young pony that is going cheap at the horse auctions. Unfortunately, Hotty is not as easy to hide, or train, as they had imagined.
ISBN 9781741660357
Series For sale or swap series (3 of 5)
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2006
Brugman, Alyssa
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18412
Billie and the parent plan
Billie's mum is getting married to a bald, old man. Billie doesn't fit in with her uncool stepfather and her posh stepsister and would rather live with her best mate, Archie. A funny book about Billie's valiant attempts to resist her new family.
ISBN 9780746067550
Publisher Usborne Publishing Ltd, 2005
Bryant, Ann
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4209
Book of f1rsts
Eleven selections of bizarre trivia, fascinating facts, feats and world records. Categories such as Air and Space, Entertainment, Technology and Transportation are included in this eclectic collection.
ISBN 9781741696820
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2010
Buckley, James (ed)
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46045
Everafter war, The
Concludes the dramatic cliff hanger that ended book six. Sabrina and Daphne's prayers are finally answered when their parents are awoken from their sleeping spell. But, their happy reunion is short-lived when they are caught in the middle of a war between The Scarlet Hand and Prince Charming's Everafter army.
ISBN 9780810983557
Series Sisters Grimm series (7 of 7)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2008
Buckley, Michael & Ferguson, Peter (ill)
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45638
Fairytale detectives, The
For Sabrina and Daphne Grimm, life hasn't been a fairytale. After the mysterious disappearance of their parents, they begin to unravel a mystery that reveals a family secret. They are descendants of the Brothers Grimm, whose famous book of fairytales is actually a history book.
ISBN 9781741690675
Series Sisters Grimm series (1 of 7)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2008
Buckley, Michael & Ferguson, Peter (ill)
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531
Magic and other misdemeanors
With Granny distracted by Mayor Heart's campaign against the human residents of Ferryport Landing, Sabrina and Daphne Grimm are ready to tackle a case on their own. They need to find out who is stealing the magical possessions of the most powerful Everafters in town. The villain's plans mean a grim future for the Grimms.
ISBN 9780810993587
Series Sisters Grimm series (5 of 7)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2010
Buckley, Michael & Ferguson, Peter (ill)
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47949
Once upon a crime
Surprises abound for Sabrina and Daphne Grimm, fairytale detectives extraordinaire. When they venture into the big city, they stumble upon a murder, face betrayal by a friend, and discover an amazing secret about their mother, Veronica.
ISBN 9781865045733
Series Sisters Grimm series (4 of 7)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2008
Buckley, Michael & Ferguson, Peter (ill)
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33203
Problem child, The
The sisters Grimm come face to face with their parents' kidnappers, and are stunned when one of them turns out to be the world's most famous fairy-tale character and the other an unstoppable killing-machine known as the Jabberwocky.
ISBN 9781741690057
Series Sisters Grimm series (3 of 7)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2007
Buckley, Michael & Ferguson, Peter (ill)
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Sisters Grimm series
This Sisters Grimm are a welcome addition to the family of literary girl sleuths, and their stories, filled with hilarious fairy-tale twists, are sure to enchant. Any two titles read from this series can be included as official Challenge books; up to five more titles can be included as your personal choice books. To see the individual book titles and their PRC ID numbers, go to the Series lists on the Booklists page on the website. Or, you can search for a series name or the individual titles by using the Search function on the top left hand corner of the screen.
Series Sisters Grimm series (7 books)
Buckley, Michael & Ferguson, Peter (ill)
No book cover.
7180
Tales from the hood
Mr Canis is put on trial for past crimes, which, considering that he's really the Big Bad Wolf, are legion. A kangaroo court of Everafters, led by unpredictable and often insane Judge Mad Hatter, is determined to find Canis guilty. It's up to the Grimms to find evidence to save their friend.
ISBN 9780810994782
Series Sisters Grimm series (6 of 7)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2008
Buckley, Michael & Ferguson, Peter (ill)
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73050
Unusual suspects, The
For Sabrina Grimm, living in a community of fairytale characters means always being ready for trouble. And, something is definitely wrong at her new school. The adults seem too angry, the kids too sleepy and the gym teacher likes dodge ball far too much. Of course, her little sister, Daphne, is having the time of her life.
ISBN 9781741690682
Series Sisters Grimm series (2 of 7)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2008
Buckley, Michael & Ferguson, Peter (ill)
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3642

New
Cogheart
Lily's dad, the inventor, has gone missing. He may even be dead! But Lily doesn't believe it and her mechanical fox, Malkin, has heard whispers about a new invention her dad was working on before he vanished, that may hold the key finding him. But the mission to return Lily's father won't be easy or safe and just who are those creepy mirror-eyed men?
ISBN 9781474915007
Publisher Usborne Publishing Ltd, 2016
Bunzl, Peter
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5412
Welcome to my country
Laklak Burarrwanga and her family invite you to their Country. Centred on a beautiful beach in Arnhem Land, its crystal waters are full of fish, turtle, crab and stingray. The bush holds fruits, pandanus for weaving and wood for spears. Laklak shares her history, her long childhood walks across Arnhem Land, her people's fight for land rights and for a say in their children's schooling. She and her family stand tall and proud.
ISBN 9781743313961
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2013
Burarrwanga, Laklak
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15195
B is for bravo
Facts about aircraft and flight. Dramatic illustrations take you on an alphabet journey through the last hundred years of flight from boomerangs to modern planes, including the Flying Doctor, Scramjet engine research and Charles Kingsford Smith.
ISBN 9780734405357
Publisher Thomas C Lothian Pty Ltd, 2003
Burgemeestre, Kevin
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5064

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Dragon with a chocolate heart, The
All Aventurine wants to do is explore the world outside of her family's mountain cave. However, as a young dragon, her tough scales haven't fully developed yet, so the outside is too perilous (or so her family says). She is determined to fly on her own and prove them wrong by capturing the most dangerous prey of all- a human. But when that human tricks her into drinking an enchanted hot chocolate, Aventurine is transformed into a puny human girl- no sharp teeth, no fire breath, no claws. Still she's the fiercest creature in these mountains, and now she's found her true passion-chocolate!
ISBN 9781408880319
Publisher Bloomsbury, 2017
Burgis, Stephanie
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344
Secret Garden, The
After losing her parents, young Mary Lennox is sent from India to live in her uncle's gloomy mansion on the wild English moors. She is lonely and has no one to play with. But, when she learns of a hidden, secret garden, somewhere in the grounds that no one is allowed to enter, Mary discovers a world she could never have imagined.
ISBN 9780192835963
Publisher Oxford University Press, 2001
Burnett, Frances Hodgson
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43056
Nature explorer
Become an expert nature explorer with fifty easy-to-do activities, which can be done in the park, the garden or at home. From studying bird behaviour to growing crystals, you will discover lots about bugs, birds, rocks, fossils and many other wonders of nature.
ISBN 9781405354042
Publisher Dorling Kindersley, 2010
Burnie, D & Morgan, B & Walker, R & Woodward, J
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15323
Birds
Be an eyewitness to the breathtaking moment when a chick hatches from its egg, Find out why wings are different shapes and sizes. Discover lots of interesting facts about birds including the world's biggest, smallest and fastest birds.
ISBN 9780751347487
Series Eyewitness series (36 books)
Publisher Dorling Kindersley, 2002
Burnie, David
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13272
Navigators: Dinosaurs
Journey around the world, delving through layers of fossil evidence to uncover the secrets of prehistoric life. Step back in time and unearth some of the most awesome dinosaur specimens yet discovered. Find out about fierce fighting dinosaurs and horned dinosaurs, and discover how dinosaur hunters build pictures of the lives of these amazing beasts.
ISBN 9780753464144
Series Navigators series (16 books)
Publisher Kingfisher, 2010
Burnie, David
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19311
Navigators: Mammals
Mammals are fantastic creatures, living in an amazing array of habitats. Join a pack of wolves on their chase for prey across a wintry landscape, glide through an underwater kelp forest with otters and sealions, and shrink down into the miniature underground world of burrowing rodents.
ISBN 9780753430729
Series Navigators series (16 books)
Publisher Kingfisher, 2011
Burnie, David
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12942
Pope John Paul II: Pope for the people
In 1978, Karol Wojtyla from Poland became Pope John Paul II. Through photographs, quotations and a glossary of terms, this book gives an insight into his life.
ISBN 9780750232487
Publisher Hodder Children's Books (Australia), 2001
Burns, Peggy
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18110
It's true: your cat could be a spy
A fetching book about spies. It links good storytelling and factual information with humorous pictures.
ISBN 9781741146066
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2006
Topics / Year 6 easy reads /
Bursztynski, Sue & Vane, Mitch (ill)
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9351
Ballet
Meet Darcey Bussell, a principal dancer with the Royal Ballet in London, who has performed in many theatres. With Patricia Linton, a teacher at the Royal Ballet School, Darcey introduces you to all the key aspects of the magical world of ballet.
ISBN 9780751328004
Publisher Dorling Kindersley, 2000
Bussell, Darcey
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5847
Us minus Mum
George and Theo's mum is brilliant. She tells great stories, can wave the fastest of anyone on the planet and, most importantly, she suggested they adopt a scruffy dog called Goffo. The boys also think she's invincible. But, they're wrong because Mum is ill, really ill. It's up to George and Theo to keep Mum smiling. This will probably, definitely involve wellies, shepherd's pie and Goffo's victory at the pet talent show.
ISBN 9780349124070
Publisher Little, Brown & Co, 2014
Butler, Heather
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18341
Whisperer, The
An adorable version of a Romeo and Juliet tale, told from the rat's perspective.
ISBN 9780007120178
Publisher HarperCollins Australia, 2005
Butterworth, Nick
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114
Eighteenth emergency, The
Mouse and Ezzie have concocted seventeen hilarious emergency procedures for coping with life's dramas, but they are not prepared for the eighteenth emergency.
ISBN 9780099408673
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2000
Byars, Betsy
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6805
Lottery boy
Since his mother's death, Bully has lost his old life. Living rough in London with his dog, Bully can't imagine his future. But, one day, Bully finds a winning lottery ticket in the last birthday card his Mum ever gave him. It suddenly offers such hope. If only he can get to his prize on time. But, life is not that simple. Bully's struggle to survive just got a whole lot harder. They're after him on the streets, everyone wants a piece of him.
ISBN 9781406358292
Publisher Walker Books, 2015
Byrne, Michael
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