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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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Peculiar, The
Don't get yourself noticed and you won't get yourself hanged. Bartholomew Kettle and his sister live by these words. They are Peculiars, half-human, half-faery, and hated by both. But, one day, when a mysterious lady magically whisks away a little boy, Bartholomew forgets the rules. And gets himself noticed.
ISBN 9780007498857
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, UK, 2012
Bachmann, Stefan
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Whatnot, The
In this sequel to 'The Peculiar', twelve year old Pikey Thomas is missing an eye, a family and friends of any sort. He doesn't seem to have a great deal going for him and he feels it. But, Pikey sees things and people worth knowing that others don't. When he finds out that faeries are real and the past is both a guide and a trap, Pikey begins an adventure that will lead him to know himself and face his fears.
ISBN 9780007530243
Publisher HarperCollins Children's Books, 2013
Bachmann, Stefan
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Ship breaker
In a post-apocalyptic world, Nailer scavenges for copper wire by crawling into the wrecks of ancient oil tankers that line the beaches of America's Gulf Coast. It's dirty, dangerous work. After a hurricane, Nailer finds the wreck of a clipper ship, filled with valuable goods that could make him rich. Amid the wreckage, a girl clings to life and Nailer is her only hope. He must make a choice. Includes violence. Usually read by students in Years 9, 10 or above.
ISBN 9780316056212
Publisher Little, Brown & Co, 2011
Bacigalupi, Paolo
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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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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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China coin, The
The horror of Tiannaman Square confronts Leah when she is searching for her ancient links in China.
ISBN 9780140347531
Publisher Penguin, 1999
Baillie, Allan
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First voyage, The
The ferocious Crocodile warriors have already killed Bent Beak's pa, and now they seem determined to take out his whole tribe. The only way to survive is to flee the island. As the Yam tribe brave the perils of the sea, will they survive the voyage into the unknown, and what awaits them just over the horizon. An enthralling story about the plight of the very first boat people, of their desperation, bravery and hope.
ISBN 9780143307679
Publisher Puffin Australia, 2014
Baillie, Allan
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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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Heroes: Australians at their best
Australia's great heroes at their most decisive moments.
ISBN 9781876580131
Publisher Phoenix Education, 2001
Baillie, Allan
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Last shot, The
Steve is a brilliant basketball player with a conflict to solve involving family and his achievements.
ISBN 9781862913165
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 1997
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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Magician
In a futuristic Tasmania, where our sun is dying, an alien appears who may be able to help.
ISBN 9780140361278
Publisher Penguin, 1994
Baillie, Allan
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Mates and other stories
A collection of short stories about friendship.
ISBN 9781862911420
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 1992
Baillie, Allan
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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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Outpost
Life on the remote moon Ord is dangerous. Random eruptions in the ice, extreme cold, loneliness and loss: it's all Dece knows. Until one day he sees a mysterious object caught in the rings of the nearby gas planet, Cotal. With no choice but to investigate, what he will find is so extraordinary that it is almost beyond understanding.
ISBN 9780143305927
Publisher Puffin Australia, 2012
Baillie, Allan
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Saving Abbie
Abbie is a very engaging, six year old, orphan orang-utan on the final leg of an odyssey that will see her reintroduced to her Kalamantan home.
ISBN 9780141307404
Publisher Penguin, 2000
Baillie, Allan
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Taste of cockroach, A
Well-written, easily read short stories for young adults using simple, effective language to tackle mature themes like war and relationships including racial prejudice. Contains language that may offend some readers.
ISBN 9780143003373
Publisher Penguin, 2005
Baillie, Allan
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Treasure hunters
A young boy is rescued from a disaster at sea and joins his father searching for treasure near an Indonesian island. His story is interwoven with that of Diego who is travelling on a 16th century Portuguese treasure ship.
ISBN 9780143300076
Publisher Penguin, 2002
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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Wreck
A story of survival about two children who discover a rusty freighter on their beach after a cyclone. It appears to be calling them but it could just be a trap.
ISBN 9780140387964
Publisher Penguin, 2003
Baillie, Allan
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Know it all
If you love facts, information, records and trivia, this book will tell you everything you ever wanted to know, with its lists of the weirdest beetles, the fastest jet aircraft, the scariest sharks, the least intelligent dinosaurs and much more.
ISBN 9781405355339
Publisher Dorling Kindersley, 2010
Baines, Francesca (ed)
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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)
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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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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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Coral island, The
A classic story of three young sailors, sole survivors of a wreck, who discover the enchanting beauties of the South Pacific. They learn how to live on their tropical paradise but then they are swept into adventures with bloodthirsty pirates.
ISBN 9781853261701
Publisher Wordsworth Editions Ltd, 2002
Ballantyne, R M
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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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Mac Slater cool hunter: I love NY
Mac has become a coolhunter for a popular webspace and won an all-expenses-paid trip to New York. His job is to find the Next Big Thing or be sent home. Mac gets taken to The Hive, where innovative kids are creating things way more cutting edge than anything you can buy. And, they're about to test an invention that could change the world. Mac has found the coolest thing in NYC but he's not allowed to tell a soul.
ISBN 9781741663006
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2009
Bancks, Tristan
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Mac Slater cool hunter: rules of cool
Mac's just crashed the latest prototype of his flying bike in front of the whole school. So, when the creators of Coolhunters tell him he's an Innovator, Mac thinks they're crazy. He lives in an old bus and doesn't have a TV, let alone a mobile. But, Tony and Speed suggest he compete to become the Australian coolhunter. But, hunting cool isn't easy and Mac's opponent will do just about anything to get the gig.
ISBN 9781741662993
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2008
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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
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Series Tuesday McGillycuddy series (3 books)
Banks, Angelica
No book cover.
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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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Angela and Diabola
Angela is the angelic twin and Diabola is the opposite, a pair of twins who can drive their normal parents, the Cuthbertson-Joneses, to distraction. Angela is perfect but, that Diabola, she could just be wicked or she may be a genius.
ISBN 9780006753001
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, UK, 1998
Banks, Lynne Reid
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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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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
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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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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.
1143
Curse of kings
Oland is a lowly servant who lives in fear for life, until one day he finds a letter from a long-dead king, warning him to run for his life and accept a quest to restore a shattered kingdom.
ISBN 9780007335770
Publisher HarperCollins Children's Books, 2013
Barclay, Alex
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Franklin Delano Roosevelt: a national hero
Franklin D Roosevelt was the only four-term President in American history and the man who fearlessly guided the United States through both the Great Depression and the Second World War. Although partially paralysed by polio, he persevered and became a powerful leader during a difficult period in USA's history.
ISBN 9781402735455
Series Sterling biographies series (25 of 29)
Publisher Sterling Publishing Co, 2007
Bardhan-Quallen, Sudipta
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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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A-Z of convicts in Van Diemen's Land
In the first half of the nineteenth century, seventy-three thousand convicts were transported to the British penal colony of Van Diemen's Land. This is an enthralling journey through the personal histories and daily lives of the men, women and children who played a vital role in the building of the settlements, as well as the running of the newly established colony.
ISBN 9781922079343
Publisher Text Publishing Co, 2014
Barnard, Simon
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Fate
Bailey Morgan is a high school student by day, ancient mystical being by night. As the third Fate, Bailey literally controls the fate of the world but, as plain old Bailey, her life is falling apart. Then, she meets the rest of the Sidhe, an ancient race defined by their power, beauty and a sinister habit of getting what they want at any cost. Before long, Bailey is being drawn into a complicated, otherworldly web.
ISBN 9781741663044
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2009
Barnes, Jennifer Lynn
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Tattoo
Bailey Morgan and her friends, Delia, Annabelle and Zo, apply strange, temporary tattoos picked up from a small booth at the mall. The tattoos will, supposedly, last for three days and the girls are sure they will absolutely kill at the school dance. Unfortunately, killing is just what someone has in mind. Along with the tattoo, each girl receives a gift, a supernatural power to help in the fight for their lives.
ISBN 9781741662214
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2007
Barnes, Jennifer Lynn
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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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Witch's boy, The
When Ned and his identical twin tumble from their raft into a raging river, only Ned survives. Villagers are convinced the wrong boy lived. Across the forest that borders Ned's village, Aine, the daughter of the Bandit King, is haunted by her mother's last words: "The wrong boy will save your life and you will save his." When the Bandit King comes to steal the magic Ned's mother, a witch, is meant to protect, Aine and Ned meet. Can they trust each other long enough to cross a dangerous enchanted forest and stop the war about to boil over between their two kingdoms?
ISBN 9781616205485
Publisher Algonquin young readers, 2015
Barnhill, Kelly
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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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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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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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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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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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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

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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

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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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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
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Series Significant people in Australia's history series (9 books)
Barrett, Rees
No book cover.
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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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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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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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Peter and the starcatchers
In a fast-paced adventure on the high seas and on a faraway island, an orphan boy named Peter and his mysterious new friend, Molly, overcome bands of pirates and thieves in their quest to keep a secret safe and save the world from evil.
ISBN 9780786856831
Publisher Disney Press, 2004
Barry, Dave & Pearson, Ridley & Call, Greg (ill)
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Bill Gates: computer legend
In 1995, Bill Gates launched Microsoft Windows, a computer program now used by people at work and at play all around the world. As head of Microsoft, he is the richest man in the world and aims to be the largest benefactor in history.
ISBN 9780750238830
Publisher White-Thomson Publishing Ltd, 2001
Barton-Wood, Sara
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Wrecked: mysteries and disasters at sea
True stories about mysteries and disasters at sea.
ISBN 9781864480894
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 1996
Bassett, Jan
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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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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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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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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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Last refuge, The
A realistic and harrowing story of children's courage in the face of domestic violence, with a positive outcome.
ISBN 9780733603181
Publisher Hodder Headline Australia Pty Ltd, 1996
Bates, Dianne
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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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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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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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Murder of crows, A
When Ben's Dad leaves home, Ben and his Mum move to the country to find a better life. Their neighbour, Luke, bullies Ben remorselessly about his city ways and his pet crow, Joe. When Luke threatens to hurt Joe, the crows take their own revenge.
ISBN 9780237534455
Series Sharp shades series (8 books)
Publisher Evans Bros, 2007
Bates, Penny
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Being Bee
Bee isn't about to change just because her dad is going to remarry. However, when Jazz starts living with dad earlier than expected, Bee knows things will change whether she likes it or not. An unlikely source helps her come to terms with the situation.
ISBN 9780702235665
Publisher University of Queensland Press, 2006
Bateson, Catherine
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Lisette's Paris notebook
Lisette's gap year after high school begins with a three month trip to Paris. Lisette has never known her father who left before she was born, and knows how much her mother has done for her, so this trip is fulfilling one of her mother's dreams. But is it hers? Should she study art history as her mother wants, when vintage clothing is really her passion? Plus there is the hope that the city of love will weave its magic. When it does there are many hard decisions to make.
ISBN 9781760293635
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2017
Bateson, Catherine
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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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Millie and the night heron
Millie's artist mum needs a change but Millie isn't so keen. When they move, Millie must start Year 7 in a new school. Fitting in and making friends is hard but Millie is a very special girl and mum's love interest, the new boyfriend, helps.
ISBN 9780702235269
Publisher University of Queensland Press, 2005
Bateson, Catherine
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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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Painted love letters
Chrissie is twelve years old and very close to her dad, an artist, who is dying of lung cancer. Her mother buries herself in her work and Chrissie has to work through her own great grief, clinging to the special gifts her father has given her.
ISBN 9780702232893
Publisher University of Queensland Press, 2002
Bateson, Catherine
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Don't call me Ishmael
In his first year at high school, Ishmael was the focus of the school bully's tactics. Then Ishmael is assigned as buddy to the new boy and finds an unlikely ally who is not the slightest bit afraid of the bully. Some strong language in context. Usually read by students in Years 9, 10 or above.
ISBN 9781862916661
Series Ishmael (1 of 3)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2006
Bauer, Michael Gerard
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Series Ishmael (3 books)
Bauer, Michael Gerard
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Ishmael and the hoops of steel
Ishmael has made it to Senior School and things are really looking up. His chief tormentor, Barry Bagsley, has finally decided to leave him alone, while his dream girl, Kelly Faulkner, has finally decided not to. Maybe, Ishmael's remaining two years at school can actually be described as normal. Or perhaps not. There are shocks, laughs and even romances. Usually read by students in Years 9, 10 or above.
ISBN 9781862919174
Series Ishmael (3 of 3)
Publisher Omnibus Books, 2011
Bauer, Michael Gerard
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Ishmael and the return of the dugongs
Ishmael Leseur is back at school and reunited with his friends, Scobie, Prindabel, Bill and the Razzman. They hope to win the debating competition but, first, they have to navigate Miss Tarango's poetry lessons and the school bully, Barry Bagsley. Ishmael also has a crush on Kelly Faulkner and Razza is determined to give him a helping hand. Usually read by students in Years 9, 10 or above.
ISBN 9781862917644
Series Ishmael (2 of 3)
Publisher Omnibus Books, 2007
Bauer, Michael Gerard
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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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Pain, my mother, Sir Tiffy, cyber boy & me, The
Maggie Butt's world is under siege. Not only is a stranger taking over her mother's life but her own as well, and Maggie is not going to let that happen. But, then, there's Sister Evangelina, the one-eyed, snaggle-toothed cat, senior subject choices, the dream date and Cyber Boy, the geek in the library, to contend with as well.
ISBN 9781742991504
Publisher Omnibus Books, 2016
Bauer, Michael Gerard
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Running man, The
When a young artistic boy is asked to draw a portrait of his neighbour, a disabled Vietnam veteran, the neighbours gossip. An uneasy relationship begins to unfold, one that will force the boy and the veteran to confront their darkest secrets, secrets of violence and abuse.
ISBN 9781862915756
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2004
Bauer, Michael Gerard
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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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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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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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Series Eric Vale series (3 books)
Bauer, Michael Gerard & Bauer, Joe (ill)
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Secret Agent Derek Danger Dale series
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Series Secret Agent Derek Danger Dale series (3 books)
Bauer, Michael Gerard & Bauer, Joe (ill)
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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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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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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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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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Dancing in the dark
Ditty was born to dance but she was also born Jewish. When her strictly religious parents won't let her take ballet lessons, Ditty starts to dance in secret. Keeping her two worlds apart will come at a huge personal cost.
ISBN 9780143202363
Publisher Penguin Books Australia, 2010
Bavati, Robyn
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Within these walls
For Miri and her family, life in Warsaw is full of simple joys. The smell of freshly baked challah, the pink flowers that bloom in their courtyard and Fridays, when everyone comes together to celebrate Shabbat. But, the Nazis have a hold on Europe and have stepped up their discrimination and attacks on Jews. Miri's world closes in on her as she and her family are forced into the ghetto, where they must try to survive, against impossible odds. Based on true events.
ISBN 9781760152857
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2016
Bavati, Robyn
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Carrie's war
Carrie is evacuated to a Welsh mining town during the bombing raids on British cities in World War II.
ISBN 9780198312956
Publisher Oxford University Press, 1997
Bawden, Nina
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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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Fierce September
Juno and the Taris inhabitants must leave their dying island for a wider life Outside. It is two year old Hera who saves the Taris people from the injury and death prepared for them by an underground group of protestors. Despite the hate campaign, the young people are entranced by the fashions, the technologies and, best of all for Juno, the freedom from extreme control. Usually read by students in Years 9,10 or above.
ISBN 9781869793289
Series Juno of Taris series (2 of 3)
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2010
Beale, Fleur
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Heart of danger
Juno and her family arrive at their new home But, when Hera senses danger, they move back to New Plymouth and Fairlands School. Juno is reluctant to return to Fairlands, where Hilto's son goes, and where the handsome Ivor makes her uncomfortable and confused. When Hera is taken by mysterious strangers, Juno must use her special mind powers to save her sister. Usually read by students in Years 9, 10 or above.
ISBN 9781869795436
Series Juno of Taris series (3 of 3)
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2011
Beale, Fleur
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Juno of Taris
Juno lives in an enclosed society, a scientific experiment, struggling to survive by clinging to conventions and rules for the common good. Juno yearns for knowledge and freedom, bringing her unfavourable attention and death threats. Duplicitous and political intrigue surround her. A sensitive and rich story that explores the human condition, our wants and needs. Some strong language used in context. Usually read by students in Years 9, 10 or above.
ISBN 9781741662979
Series Juno of Taris series (1 of 3)
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2008
Beale, Fleur
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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 Juno of Taris series (3 books)
Beale, Fleur
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Spirit of the deep
When Jess goes to stay with her unknown grandmother, she learns of her family's secrets that are about to be repeated with devastating results.
ISBN 9780734408570
Publisher Thomas C Lothian Pty Ltd, 2006
Beames, Margaret
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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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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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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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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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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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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
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Crash: the search for the Stinson
In 1937, a Stinson aircraft crashed, leaving two survivors to be rescued.
ISBN 9781862913783
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 1999
Beck, Jennifer & Blacklock, Dyan
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Lullaby
Following an accident, Rene's twin brother, Theo, lies unconscious, with massively disrupted brain function. An experimental procedure, risky, scientifically exciting and ethically questionable, could allow Theo to gain a new life. Only Rene can give the required consent. But, first, there is the question of Rene's capacity to make the decision and this is where the real story begins. Challenging read, usually read by students in Years 9, 10 or above.
ISBN 9781922182753
Publisher Text Publishing Co, 2016
Beckett, Bernard
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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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Flip
One December night, fourteen year old Alex goes to bed. He wakes up to find himself in the wrong bedroom, in an unfamiliar house, in a different part of the country and it's the middle of June. Six months have disappeared overnight. At breakfast, he doesn't know the family and, in the mirror, another face stares back at him. A boy named Flip. Unless Alex finds out what's happened and how to get back to his own life, he may be trapped forever inside another person's body.
ISBN 9781406329896
Publisher Walker Books, 2011
Bedford, Martyn
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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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Shouting at the stars
Layla is a young singer who is just hitting the big time. But, with all of the excitement of her growing fame comes the eerie presence of an unknown heckler who begins to follow all her performances. She doesn't know who he is or why he's doing it. And, she just wants it to stop.
ISBN 9780237535230
Series Sharp shades series (8 books)
Publisher Evans Bros, 2008
Belbin, David
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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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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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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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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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Idjhil
The poignant story of a nine year old Aboriginal boy who was taught a traditional way of life until he was taken from his family, in accordance with the official government policy of the time.
ISBN 9781876268909
Series Reconciliation - for older students series (5 of 7)
Publisher University of Western Australia Press, 2005
Bell, Helen
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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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No regrets
Julia, a gifted student, musically and academically, is accelerated to high school. She feels socially isolated and desperately wants to fit in with the other students. Julia's life changes in many ways when the school band travels to Hobart.
ISBN 9780734404305
Publisher Thomas C Lothian Pty Ltd, 2003
Bell, Krista
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No tears
Xanthe and Julia are best friends. They are both very talented. Xanthe dreams of winning a medal at the National Diving Championships and Julia is a talented musician. Both girls have to deal with some serious challenges to realise their dreams.
ISBN 9780734406958
Publisher Lothian Books, 2006
Bell, Krista
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Who cares
Toby and Rhys are forced to spend a week together in a holiday house by the sea. Surfing makes Rhys happy but Toby is not so keen. Both boys have a secret that they are unwilling to share.
ISBN 9780734404664
Publisher Thomas C Lothian Pty Ltd, 2003
Bell, Krista
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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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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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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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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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Hate race, The
Suburban Australia. Sweltering heat. A three bedroom blonde-brick house, a family of five with a beaten-up Ford Falcon. Vegemite on toast. Maxine Beneba Clarke's life is just like all the other Aussie kids on her street. Except for one, glaring, inescapably obvious thing. A challenging read. Usually read by students in Years 9, 10 or above.
ISBN 9780733632280
Publisher Hachette Children's Books, 2016
Beneba Clarke, Maxine
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Thing about jellyfish, The
After her best friend, Franny, dies in a drowning accident, Suzy is convinced that the true cause of the tragedy must have been a rare jellyfish sting. Franny was a strong swimmer and there must be a reason. Retreating into a silent world of grief and imagination, Suzy crafts a plan to prove her theory, even if it means traveling the globe alone. Suzy's achingly heartfelt journey explores life, death, the astonishing wonder of the universe, and the potential for love and hope right next door.
ISBN 9780316380867
Publisher Little, Brown & Co, 2015
Topics / STEM /
Benjamin, Ali
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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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Angelmonster
Mary and her sister, Jane, always longed to be carried off by a handsome poet. The reality of life with Percy Shelley and Lord Byron is a combination of romance and tragedy. Adult themes around their liberated behaviour may offend some readers.
ISBN 9780744559866
Publisher Walker Books, 2005
Bennett, Veronica
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Cassandra's sister
In Austen's society, there are two outcomes to love. Either your heart is broken or your love is returned leading to a lifetime of child-bearing and preserve-making. Find out whether Jane Austen ever met her real life Mr Darcey.
ISBN 9781844281473
Publisher Walker Books, 2006
Bennett, Veronica
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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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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 The Wombles series (6 books)
Beresford, Elisabeth & Price, Nick (ill)
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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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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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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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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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My Australian story: Claw of the dragon, the diary of Billy Shanghai Hamilton, Broome, Western Australia, 1899-1900
Billy Shanghai Hamilton has been snatched by pirates in the Torres Strait and forced to work on a pearling boat. Greed for pearls drives men mad and the seas are full of danger. Soon Billy is fighting for survival in a dangerous world of assassins, treasure hunters, deep-sea diving, underworld crime and mutiny.
ISBN 9781865048611
Series My Australian story (31 books)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2008
Bernard, Patricia
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My Australian story: Fords and flying machines, the diary of Jack McLaren, Longreach, 1919-1921
Jack McLaren, a fourteen year old, is offered a mechanics apprenticeship in Longreach, Queensland. He gets to travel north with two World War 1 pilots in a model T Ford, finding the best route for an air race. The beginning of QANTAS.
ISBN 9781865045627
Series My Australian story (31 books)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2003
Bernard, Patricia
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Outcast, The
First in the Outcast Trilogy, this story introduces the chip-enhanced city dwellers of the future.
ISBN 9780732257682
Publisher HarperCollins Australia, 1997
Bernard, Patricia
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Stegosaur stone
Three loyal teenagers witness a murder and theft of a priceless dinosaur fossil. They are not supposed to be in the National Park at night and are in great danger. An international crime gang is not going to let them get in its way.
ISBN 9781865046204
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2004
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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This is still rainbow snake country
Aboriginal Dreaming stories.
ISBN 9780725310660
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 1988
Berndt, Catherine & Meeks, Arone Raymond
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Christopher Columbus: the voyage that saved the world
Christopher Columbus made the voyage that, for better and worse, changed history. Born in the bustling port city of Genoa, Italy, Columbus fell in love with the sea and spent his youth learning all he could about steering and navigating a ship. Dreaming of wealth and fame, he believed he could find a new route to the Indies by sailing westward.
ISBN 9781402744075
Series Sterling biographies series (4 of 29)
Publisher Sterling Publishing Co, 2008
Berne, Emma Carlson
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Helen Keller: courage in darkness
Helen Keller lived in darkness and silence but she dazzled the world with her accomplishments. Find out about the illness that destroyed her sight and hearing, her explosive first meeting with her teacher, her struggle to become the first blind/deaf student ever awarded a degree from Radcliffe College and her life as a writer, lecturer and world traveller.
ISBN 9781402751479
Series Sterling biographies series (27 of 29)
Publisher Sterling Publishing Co, 2009
Berne, Emma Carlson
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Zac & Mia
Zac is a country boy who's in hospital with leukaemia. In the room next door is an angry teenager who wants to seize a lot of emotional space. In the real world, Zac wouldn't, couldn't, be friends with her. But, in hospital, different rules apply and courage is needed. It begins with a knock on the wall.
ISBN 9781922147257
Publisher Text Publishing Co, 2013
Betts, A J
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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 body (Stephen Biesty's)
An exciting and adventurous way to find out how the body works by following two tiny explorers through arteries, veins, bones and organs.
ISBN 9780751358414
Publisher Dorling Kindersley, 1998
Biesty, Stephen & Platt, Richard (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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Rome in spectacular cross-section
Titus Cotta Maximus, a young boy, travels through the city of ancient Rome. Stephen Biesty's wonderfully detailed cutaway drawings convey daily life in these times with a touch of humour.
ISBN 9780439455466
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2003
Biesty, Stephen & Solway, Andrew
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Chat room
Sam is thirteen and has recently moved from Sydney to Melbourne with her high powered, busy parents. She has started at a new school and feels lonely and isolated. Sam logs onto chat rooms for company and begins a friendship with Chatman, a charming seventeen year old. But, Chatman is not what he seems and the developing friendship takes a sinister turn. Addresses contemporary problems associated with the anonymity of chat rooms and internet predators.
ISBN 9780764228230
Publisher Micklind enterprises, 2006
Biggs, Barbara
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Cola's journey
In 1987, Cola Bilkuei, a young boy from Sudan, was forcibly recruited into the Sudan People's Liberation Army. In a military training camp, Cola and hundreds of other children were systematically brutalised to turn them into child soldiers to fight a savage civil war. The book recounts his harrowing, fourteen year journey through seven African countries to reach Australia as a refugee. Some strong language in context.
ISBN 9781405038416
Publisher MacMillan, 2008
Bilkuei, Cola
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Sylvie and the songman
Sylvie's beloved dog, Mr Jackson, has lost his bark. The birds have stopped singing. In the growing silence, her dad, her dear music-making dad, has disappeared. Sylvie and her best friend, George, are drawn into the nightmare world of the songman. Only they can save the earth from its terrible, voiceless fate.
ISBN 9780385611213
Publisher David Fickling Books, 2008
Binding, Tim & Barrett, Angela (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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Shark girl
Everything changed after Jane went for a swim at the beach. Now, she is returning to school with her fake arm and the kids whisper about the shark girl and stare. Jane wonders why this happened and what it will mean for her, and her love of art.
ISBN 9780763646271
Publisher Candlewick Press, 2010
Bingham, Kelly
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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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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
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 New Solar System, The series (12 books)
Birch, Robin
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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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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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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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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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Much ado about Shakespeare
Shakespeare has never been out of fashion. In his lifetime, he was incredibly successful and, after his death, Shakespeare's works were published to the world. This is a new interpretation of Shakespeare's stages, a play on words, which sheds light on the colourful and exuberant world of Shakespeare's life and times. You won't find the sainted genius, solemn with quill and ink-stained hand. High of brow he may have been, but never high-brow. Shakespeare was in the thick of it.
ISBN 9781927262023
Publisher John Reed Books, 2016
Bixley, Donovan
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Magisterium: Bronze key, The
Students at the Magisterium are supposed to be safe. Under the watchful eyes of the mages, they are taught to use magic to bring order to a chaotic world. But, now, the chaos is fighting back. After the shocking death of one of their classmates, Call, Tamara and Aaron must use the powerful magic they've been taught and risk their lives to track down the killer. But, magic is dangerous. In the wrong hands, it could bring terrible destruction and reveal the deadliest secret of all.
ISBN 9780552567701
Series Magisterium series (3 books)
Publisher Penguin Books Ltd, UK, 2016
Black, Holly & Clare, Cassandra
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Magisterium: Copper gauntlet, The
Callum Hunt's summer break isn't typical, especially when he discovers that his dad might be trying to destroy both him and his companion, Havoc, a wolf. Call escapes to the magical world of the Magisterium but the Alkahest, a copper gauntlet capable of separating magicians from their magic, has been stolen. In their search, Call and his friends attract some dangerous foes and discover an even more dangerous truth.
ISBN 9780552567718
Series Magisterium series (3 books)
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2015
Black, Holly & Clare, Cassandra
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Magisterium: Iron trial, The
Most people would do anything to get into the Magisterium and learn about the world of magic. But, not Callum. He's been told his whole life that he should never trust a magician, so he tries his best to do his worst - but fails at failing.
ISBN 9780857532503
Series Magisterium series (3 books)
Publisher Doubleday, 2014
Black, Holly & Clare, Cassandra
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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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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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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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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
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 The Spiderwick chronicles series (5 books)
Black, Holly & Di Terlizzi, Tony (ill)
No book cover.
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Cleopatra: Egypt's last and greatest queen
At once daring, clever, smart, rich, determined and rash, Cleopatra is one of history's most fascinating figures. Find out about the traditions and infighting of the Ptolemy Dynasty into which she was born, the role of women in ancient Egypt and how she ascended to, and maintained her place, on the throne.
ISBN 9781402757105
Series Sterling biographies series (24 of 29)
Publisher Sterling Publishing Co, 2009
Blackaby, Susan
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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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Paruku: the desert brumby
A middle eastern sheik wants to capture wild brumbies roaming the Kimberley Ranges and train them to become race horses. A horse vet and his daughter Rachel go into the outback to round up some horses with the help of local aborigines. Rachel finds her feelings divided between wanting freedom for the horses and serving her father.
ISBN 9780733331794
Publisher ABC Books, 2014
Blackadder, Jesse
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Gatekeeper series
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Series Gatekeeper series (4 books)
Blackburn, Richard
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Gatekeeper, The
While visiting Stonehenge, a young woman accidentally falls back in time to the year 1347. She becomes actively involved in the life of the people, trying to change things for the better leading to trouble and adventure. Also published as 'The guardian of the gate'.
ISBN 9781921118548
Series Gatekeeper series (1 of 4)
Publisher Zeus Publications, 2006
Blackburn, Richard
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Regiment, The: Die Kompanie
When Jenny discovers that the virtual database holding vast quantities of gatekeeper knowledge has been corrupted, she sneaks back to medieval England to investigate. War, treachery and intrigue are raging in England and France. During these travels through time, one stranger intrigues her.
ISBN 9781921574764
Series Gatekeeper series (3 of 4)
Publisher Zeus Publications, 2009
Blackburn, Richard
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Rise of the Gatekeeper
Something is terribly wrong. An evil sorcerer has figured out how to time travel and Jenny has to go back to the year 1347 to stop him. A dark wizard who could be far more dangerous than the sorcerer Rudigor. A wizard who is using the power of Jenny's beloved mentor Gwenelda in his evil schemes. Has Gwenelda turned to dark magic? Is she helping this wizard topple the entire Gatekeeper Fraternity? Jenny will stop at nothing to find out the truth, no matter how dangerous it gets. Even if it means risking her very life.
ISBN 9781927555729
Series Gatekeeper series (4 books)
Publisher Lachesis Publishing, 2016
Blackburn, Richard
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Rudigor's revenge
Jenny returns to the Middle Ages to prevent her friends dying in the Black Death, a plague that took the lives of one third of England's population. There is danger and great responsibility in returning. Jenny already abhors the filth, poverty and deprivation. True courage is found facing personal demons but more will be needed to avoid death at the hands of Rudigor, the malevolent wizard.
ISBN 9781921406522
Series Gatekeeper series (2 of 4)
Publisher Zeus Publications, 2008
Blackburn, Richard
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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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Shakespeare stealer, The
Set in and around London in the mid 1600s, Widge is ordered by his master to go to the Globe Theatre and copy Shakespeare's Hamlet.
ISBN 9780141305950
Publisher Penguin, 2000
Blackwood, Gary
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Special
Fern Marlow is alone, datawiped and in hiding. Her mobie says she's Delia Greene, a refuse sorter. Every day, she queues to work, to earn enough to stay alive. She dreams of the past and the life she's meant to be living, for those wealthy enough or lucky enough to be genetically designed. Her rescuers said her former life was a lie. They said they'd come back for her but they haven't. Fern doesn't know who to trust or believe. To save herself, Fern must answer the one question she can't face. Usually read by Years 9, 10 or above.
ISBN 9780857988072
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2016
Blain, Georgia
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Dangerous waters
Joshua and his cousin, Zoe, see two men fighting and hear a gunshot. The police believe the murder is linked to armed robberies in the area. The cousins decision to investigate places them in danger.
ISBN 9780734404671
Publisher Thomas C Lothian Pty Ltd, 2003
Blake, Bronwyn
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Find me a river
A story that focuses on the common and shared history of Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal people, and how many individuals are personally coming to terms with this history.
ISBN 9780734402615
Publisher Thomas C Lothian Pty Ltd, 2005
Blake, Bronwyn
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Paddy McCann, time shifter
A humorous, futuristic tale of irrepressible Paddy, a Year 8 student. Due to a series of mishaps, Paddy is seen as a troublemaker and his teacher has it in for him. His mission in 3005 AD is to get through life without losing the plot or anything else.
ISBN 9780734407832
Publisher Lothian Books, 2005
Blake, Bronwyn
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Time hunters series
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Series Time hunters series (12 books)
Blake, Chris
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Prisoner of night and fog
For Gretchen Muller, Hitler is her friendly uncle who has always been there for her and her family since the death of her father. But, as Hitler's hold over Germany strengthens, he will be forever changed in Gretchen's eyes. She will do anything to uncover the truth, with the help of a young Jewish reporter. Contains some violence. Usually read by students in Years 9, 10 or above.
ISBN 9781472207845
Publisher Hachette Children's Books, 2014
Blankman, Anne
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Penguin bloom
In a shocking accident, Cameron's wife, Sam, suffers a near fatal fall that leaves her paralysed and deeply depressed. Into their lives comes Penguin, an injured magpie chick, abandoned after she fell from her nest. A true story of hope and courage. Usually read by students in Years 9, 10 or above.
ISBN 9780733334948
Publisher ABC Books, 2016
Bloom, Cameron (photo) & Grieve, Bradley Trevor
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Plenitude
Poetry, written by a young Sydney girl, to inspire primary and junior high school students. Some of the poems have challenging themes for older readers, including insightful views on death.
ISBN 9780958136006
Publisher self-published, 2002
Bloom, Jessica
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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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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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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
Any two books from this series may be read as Challenge books and up to five more can be read as personal choice books. Go to the online booklists for the PRC ID of the individual books in this series.
Series Fudge series (5 books)
Blume, Judy
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Surf ache: how do you choose between the things you love
That blonde boy can really surf. Ellie's move ends her relationship with Jamie and leads to a complete change in interests. She is redefining herself as a surfer with a new love interest. Her prowess as a beginner could be due to her dancing or the good genes she has inherited from her mum. Ella learns to cope with being the new kid, with the ex and the potential boyfriend meeting up, and with the adults in her life.
ISBN 9781921150920
Publisher Walker Books, 2009
Bobsien, Gerry
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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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And the band played Waltzing Matilda
Eric Bogle's famous but depressing anti-war song about the Battle of Gallipoli was written in 1971, inspired by the Vietnam War and the lukewarm response of the Australian public to the returning soldiers. It explores the futility of war with haunting power. The accompanying illustrations are graphic and certainly do not glorify war. A timely story for every generation.
ISBN 9781743317051
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2015
Bogle, Eric & Whatley, Bruce (ill)
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Princess plot, The
Jenna is excited to be chosen to act in a movie about a princess, amazed when her mother gives her permission to fly off for the filming and confused when she realises she is the spitting image of the missing Princess of Scandia.
ISBN 9781905294541
Publisher Chicken House, 2009
Boie, Kirsten
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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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History of fashion, A
A beautifully illustrated book that tells the story of how fashion has changed and evolved over thousands of years. From animal skins worn by the very first people, to flapper dresses, flares and other modern fashions in the 20th century.
ISBN 9781474924931
Publisher Usborne Publishing Ltd, 2017
Bone, Emily & Cowan, Laura
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Blood on the microphone
Saffie Grundig decides to find out about her older sister, Ruby, and the secrets she is keeping. What's really going on at the sleazy Comedy House where Ruby has a cleaning job. Saffie, assisted by retired TV actor, Sarge, begins her investigations.
ISBN 9780734401700
Publisher Thomas C Lothian Pty Ltd, 2001
Bone, Ian
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Spy babies
Imagine finding yourself in the body of a baby, with all the disadvantages that would bring.
ISBN 9780734401052
Publisher Thomas C Lothian Pty Ltd, 2000
Bone, Ian
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That dolphin thing
Mac's mother is dying of cancer. Mac attempts to make friends and settle into school life. His promise to swim with his mother and the dolphins becomes an insurmountable nightmare. Help comes from an unexpected source. Some coarse language.
ISBN 9780141311265
Publisher Penguin, 2001
Bone, Ian
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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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Dust
Cecilia grew up on a farm, with her six brothers, in rural Queensland. She despised her neighbours, the Kapernicky girls. When Cecilia returns as an adult, secrets which were deeply buried come to the surface. Contains adult themes. Usually read by students in Years 9, 10 and above.
ISBN 9781741664461
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2009
Bongers, Christine
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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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Intruder
Fourteen year old Kat Jones' life has been on hold since the death of her mother. When Kat is woken by an intruder looming over her bed, she is saved by her neighbour, Edwina, whom she believes betrayed her dying mother. And Kat certainly doesn't want Hercules, the world's ugliest guard dog, in her life. But, to stop the prowler, Kat will need to accept Edwina's help, develop friendships and learn to trust again.
ISBN 9780857983763
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2014
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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Marie Curie: mother of modern physics
Through her discovery of radium, Marie Curie changed not only the course of science but the course of the world. She was the first woman to be awarded a Nobel Prize and a PhD in physics. Find out about the importance of Marie's work and the tragic consequences of the dangerous radioactive materials she was researching.
ISBN 9781402753183
Series Sterling biographies series (28 of 29)
Publisher Sterling Publishing Co, 2009
Topics / STEM /
Borzendowski, Janice
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If you're reading this, it's too late
The Midnight Sun has been waiting five hundred years for the homunculus, a man-made man, to rise, and now the evil Ms Mauvais and Dr L are going to throw Cass and Max-Ernest to the sharks unless they tell them where he is.
ISBN 9781741755893
Series Secret series (2 of 5)
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2008
Bosch, Pseudonymous
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Name of this book is secret, The
Two eccentric classmates deduce a range of cryptic clues from a magician's notebook which allow them to solve a kidnapping and set to rest a story of displacement.
ISBN 9781741754315
Series Secret series (1 of 5)
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2008
Bosch, Pseudonymous
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Secret series
It all starts with a magician and a mysterious box of vials. Investigating would be very dangerous. 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 series (5 books)
Bosch, Pseudonymous
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This book is not good for you
In this tooth-rotting adventure, Cass's mum has been kidnapped by the evil dessert chef and chocolatier, Senor Hugo. The ransom...the legendary tuning fork. Can Cass and Max-Ernest find the magical instrument before it's too late. Will they discover the evil secret ingredient to Senor Hugo's chocolate success. If you're tempted, take a taste, but just remember...this book is not good for you.
ISBN 9780316040853
Series Secret series (3 of 5)
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2010
Bosch, Pseudonymous
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This isn't what it looks like
Cass may be in grave danger. She's eaten the dreaded time travel chocolate. I won't even begin to tell you what trouble this delicacy has caused in the past. If only Cass could leave the past behind but it appears she is literally stuck in it. Meanwhile, Max-Ernest is worried for his best friend. Can our expert hypochondriac diagnose Cass's condition before it's too late and will he have what it takes to save the survivalist.
ISBN 9780316076241
Series Secret series (4 of 5)
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2011
Bosch, Pseudonymous
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You have to stop this
A class trip to the natural history museum turns dangerous, or perhaps deadly when Cass accidentally breaks a finger off a priceless mummy. Forced to atone for this crime, Cass and her friends go to work for the mummy exhibit's curator, only to be blamed when tragedy strikes. To clear their names the trio must travel deep into a land of majestic pyramids, dusty tombs, mysterious hieroglyphs, and the walking dead.
ISBN 9780316076272
Series Secret series (5 of 5)
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2012
Bosch, Pseudonymous
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Ganesh
A boy tries to fit into American society after he has grown up in India. The story concerns the death of a parent and details a traditional Indian cremation.
ISBN 9780690041033
Publisher HarperCollins Australia, 1981
Bosse, Malcolm J
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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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Wood angel
Plain Kate lives in a time afraid of magic. She has a gift for carving 'lucky' wooden-charms and is known as Witch-Blade. Her unusual gift attracts dangerous attention in a place where witches are burned. When her village falls on bad times, suspicion falls on Kate and, scared for her life, she seeks the help of a mysterious stranger. In exchange for her shadow, the stranger will assist her, but Kate becomes part of a terrifying plan, darker than she ever dreamed.
ISBN 9781906427603
Publisher Chicken House, 2011
Bow, Erin
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Night swimming
Imagine being the only two seventeen-year-olds in a small town. That's life for Kirby Arrow named after the most dissenting judge in Australia's history and her best friend Clancy Lee, would-be musical star. Clancy wants nothing more than to leave town and head for the big smoke, but Kirby is worried: her family has a history of leaving. She hasn't heard from her father since he left when she was a baby. Shouldn't she stay to help her mother with the goat's-milk soap-making business and look after her grandfather? And how could she leave her pet goat, Stanley, her dog Maude, and her cat Marianne? But two things happen that change everything for Kirby. She finds an article in the newspaper about her father, and Iris arrives in town. Iris is beautiful, wears crazy clothes, plays the mandolin, and seems perfect.. Clancy has his heart set on winning over Iris. Trouble is Kirby is also falling in love with Iris...Usually read by students in Years 9, 10 or above.
ISBN 9781925498165
Publisher Griffin Press, 2017
Bowe, Steph
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War's end
Dad is finally on his way home from The Great War. Everyone, especially Mum, is excited and full of plans for the homecoming and the future. Twelve year old Nell barely remembers Dad but when Spanish Influenza hits Perth, delaying his return, Nell begins to understand the gap in the family his absence has created.
ISBN 9781741663662
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2008
Bowen, Victoria
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Surfing Mr. Petrovic
While this story appears to be about the activities of a rebellious boy, there are underlying themes of anger and sadness over the break-up of a family.
ISBN 9780140386417
Publisher Penguin, 1997
Bowles, Colin
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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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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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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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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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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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Boy at the top of mountain, The
When Pierrot becomes an orphan, he must leave Paris to live with Aunt Beatrix, a servant in a household at the top of the German mountains. This is no ordinary time. It is 1935 and the Second World War is fast approaching. And, this is no ordinary house, it is the Berghof, Adolf Hitler's home. Pierrot is thrown into an increasingly dangerous world of terror, secrets and betrayal, from which he may never be able to escape.
ISBN 9780552573542
Publisher Corgi Books, 2015
Boyne, John
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Boy in the striped pyjamas, The
Bruno is the naive, nine year old son of the Commandant of Auschwitz concentration camp. Through his covert friendship with Shmuel, a young Jewish boy, Bruno becomes aware of the cruelty and suffering. A touching, disturbing story. Usually read by students in Years 9, 10 or above.
ISBN 9780385609401
Publisher David Fickling Books, 2006
Boyne, John
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Noah Barleywater runs away
Eight year old Noah is running away from his problems, or at least that's what he thinks, the day he takes the untrodden path through the forest. When he comes across a very unusual toyshop and meets the even more unusual toymaker, he's not sure what to expect. But, the toymaker has a story to tell, a story full of adventure and wonder and broken promises.
ISBN 9780385618953
Publisher David Fickling Books, 2010
Boyne, John
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Stay where you are and then leave
Alfie's birthday is one he cannot forget, because it is the day World War I is announced. His life changes as his father enlists. Letters come, eagerly read between his mother, granny and himself. As the letters' cheerful tone changes, mother hides the letters and tells Alfie rather than reads what they contain. Then the letters stop and Alfie begins a mission of his own to find out the truth.
ISBN 9780857532947
Publisher Doubleday, 2013
Boyne, John
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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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Passenger
New York violin prodigy Etta loses everything one night when she is pulled through time to 1776 to the midst of a fierce sea battle. Etta discovers that the powerful Ironwood family are looking for a long lost object that could remake the future, and they think Etta holds the clue to finding it. Along with the swashbuckling privateer Nicholas, who has his own painful history with the Ironwood family, Etta must embark on a perilous journey across centuries and continents to piece together the clues and stay one step ahead of the Ironwood clan. Usually read by students in Years 9, 10 or above.
ISBN 9781460752043
Publisher HarperCollins Australia, 2016
Bracken, Alexandra
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Ring of Earth, The
Jack Fletcher is on the run. With no sensei to guide him, he has just his wits and his swords against many new and unknown enemies. Kidnapped by ninja and led to their village deep in the mountains, Jack has no means of escape. The only question is who will kill him first - the ninja or samurai.
ISBN 9780141332536
Series Young samurai series (4 of 8)
Publisher Puffin UK, 2010
Bradford, Chris
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Ring of fire, The
After a snowstorm forces him to take shelter, Jack enters a village in need of protection from raiding mountain bandits. Torn between moving on or helping, Jack is persuaded to stay and fight the villagers' cause. But, Jack is the first and only samurai to do so. Now, he must enlist other warriors to the villagers' aid before the bandits return to steal their harvest. No easy task when the reward is so little and he is a foreigner. If only he had his friends to call on.
ISBN 9780141332550
Series Young samurai series (6 of 8)
Publisher Puffin UK, 2011
Bradford, Chris
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Ring of sky, The
The Shogun has deemed that any Christian or foreigner discovered outside the bounds of an official trading port will be instantly put to death. For Jack, Nagasaki is within reach but the Shogun's samurai are closing in, with the help of Jack's old school rival, Kazuki, who has a score to settle. Jack must try to reach the city alive and find a ship bound for England.
ISBN 9780141339726
Series Young samurai series (8 of 8)
Publisher Puffin UK, 2012
Bradford, Chris
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Ring of water, The
Autumn, 1614. Bruised and battered, Jack Fletcher wakes up in a roadside inn wrapped only in a dirty kimono. He has lost everything, including his memory of what happened. Determined to discover the truth, Jack goes on a quest to retrieve his belongings, his precious swords, his friend Akiko's black pearl and, most important of all, his father's prize possession. Relying on his samurai and ninja training, Jack realises The Ring of Water is the key to his survival.
ISBN 9780141332543
Series Young samurai series (5 of 8)
Publisher Puffin UK, 2011
Bradford, Chris
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Ring of wind, The
Ambushed by the Shogun's samurai, Jack and his friends have only one hope of escape, the Seto Sea. But, with ferocious storms, man-eating sharks and ninja pirates at every turn, their chosen route is fraught with danger. A treacherous crew only adds to their problems as they flee south from a ruthless samurai sea lord. Unless Jack can harness the Ring of Wind, he and his friends are destined for a watery grave.
ISBN 9780141339719
Series Young samurai series (7 of 8)
Publisher Penguin Books Ltd, UK, 2012
Bradford, Chris
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Way of the dragon, The
1613. Japan is threatened with war and samurai are taking sides. As the battles begin, Jack's warrior training is put to the ultimate test. His survival depends upon him mastering the secret sword technique of the legendary samurai Masamoto. First Jack must recover his father's prize possession from the deadly ninja Dragon Eye.
ISBN 9780141324326
Series Young samurai series (3 of 8)
Publisher Puffin UK, 2010
Bradford, Chris
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Way of the sword, The
1612. One year of training in samurai school and Jack is in real trouble. He is struggling to prepare for the Circle of Three which tests courage, skill and spirit to the limit. At the same time, Jack is caught in a running battle with fellow student Kazuki and his gang. Also he knows his deadly rival could strike at any moment.
ISBN 9780141324319
Series Young samurai series (2 of 8)
Publisher Puffin UK, 2009
Bradford, Chris
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Way of the warrior, The
It's1611 and Jack Fletcher is shipwrecked off the coast of Japan, his father and crew slaughtered by ninja pirates. Rescued by sword master Masamoto Takeshi, Jack's only hope is to become a samurai warrior. Life at the samurai school is a constant fight for survival. Jack is singled out by bullies and treated as an outcast.
ISBN 9780141324302
Series Young samurai series (1 of 8)
Publisher Puffin UK, 2008
Bradford, Chris
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Young samurai 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 Young samurai series (8 books)
Bradford, Chris
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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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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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Gripping war stories
This is a compilation of ten stories about the human response to war, with settings such as the Falklands, Sarajevo and Jerusalem.
ISBN 9780552545266
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 1999
Bradman, Tony
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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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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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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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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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Fire, bed and bone
Set in England in 1381, this story of political and emotional unrest is seen through the eyes of an old farm dog.
ISBN 9780744590494
Publisher Walker Books, 2002
Branford, Henrietta
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Riding the rough
Angie is an excellent judge of character and a very patient person. She has to be. As major babysitter to her two younger siblings, her stamina is tested to the limit.
ISBN 9781869434427
Publisher Scholastic New Zealand, 1990
Brassi, G
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Death: the horror of the plague, The
Thomas Timewell is sixteen, living in England in 1828, where body-snatching is rife, cut-throats are about and terrible novelists are absorbing the lives of wealthy women with nothing better to do. Contains some horror and mature themes. Usually read by students in Years 9, 10 and above.
ISBN 9781742030739
Publisher Black Dog Books, 2009
Braxton-Smith, Ananda
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Nostradamus prophecy, The
When Nostradamus prophesises a great massacre, only Catherine de' Medici, mother of the young French King, Charles, pays heed to the dire warning. But, the soothsayer also has a message for Melisande, the minstrel's daughter. Upon his death, Nostradamus entrusts her with fulfilling his final prophecy.
ISBN 9780552557214
Publisher Corgi Books, 2008
Breslin, Theresa
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Chronicles of Vladimir Tod 1: eighth grade bites
Thirteen year old Vladimir Tod is half human and half vampire. Only two people know his secret, his best friend, Henry, and his mother's friend, Nelly, who raised him after the death of his parents in a mysterious house fire. Vlad finds his father's diary and realises that his parents were murdered, and that he may be next in line. Includes vampiric violence.
ISBN 9780143205142
Series Chronicles of Vladimir Tod series (1 of 5)
Publisher Penguin Books Australia, 2010
Brewer, Heather
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Chronicles of Vladimir Tod 2: ninth grade slays
By the start of the second book, Vlad knows that the strange newcomer to town, Otis, was really a vampire and also his uncle. Otis has gone away, leaving Vlad to practise his increasing vampiric skills. Life at Bathory High School has its downsides but Vlad still has his best friend, Henry, to watch his back. Includes vampiric violence.
ISBN 9780143205159
Series Chronicles of Vladimir Tod series (2 of 5)
Publisher Penguin Books Australia, 2010
Brewer, Heather
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Chronicles of Vladimir Tod 3: tenth grade bleeds
Vlad has just discovered he may be the Pravus, destined to rule over vampires. Life at Bathory High School is getting complicated. D'Ablo wants his father's journal and he is being stalked by Ignatius, a bounty hunter, who seeks his death. As well, Vlad's best friend, Henry, is angry and backing away from him. Vampiric violence included.
ISBN 9780143205166
Series Chronicles of Vladimir Tod series (3 of 5)
Publisher Penguin Books Australia, 2010
Brewer, Heather
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Chronicles of Vladimir Tod 4: eleventh grade burns
Vladimir discovers that it will be his reluctant destiny to wreak havoc on humans. Life at Bathory High School becomes more complicated as Eddie Poe attempts to 'out' Vlad as a vampire in the school newspaper. Vlad is gaining super strength and is the target of Dorian, a powerful vampire, and D'Ablo who wishes to usurp his position. Includes vampiric violence.
ISBN 9780143205173
Series Chronicles of Vladimir Tod series (4 of 5)
Publisher Penguin Books Australia, 2010
Brewer, Heather
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Chronicles of Vladimir Tod 5: twelfth grade kills
In the final book in this series, Vlad Tod is about to turn eighteen and his destiny as Pravus awaits him. He is determined to use his powers for good, in defiance of a prophecy which foretells a massacre at his hands. Although not all the characters emerge unscathed, readers will enjoy the suspense and action. Includes vampiric violence.
ISBN 9780525422242
Series Chronicles of Vladimir Tod series (5 of 5)
Publisher Penguin Books Australia, 2010
Brewer, Heather
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Chronicles of Vladimir Tod series
It is difficult enough being in high school, but being a teenage vampire raises the level considerably. 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 Chronicles of Vladimir Tod series (5 books)
Brewer, Heather
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Gentleman Jim
Jim Bloggs, a lavatory assistant, is dissatisfied with his life and wishes to rise above his station, if only he had more education. Encouraged by his wife, Hilda, he explores options such as being a cowboy. He finally settles on being a highwayman but not everyone sees his trusty steed, and his quest to rob the rich and give to the poor, in a positive light.
ISBN 9780224085243
Publisher Jonathan Cape, 2008
Topics / Graphic novels /
Briggs, Raymond
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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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When the wind blows
Gentle cartoon pictures belie the hard hitting message as an elderly couple prepare for the nuclear holocaust with typically British, stiff upper lips.
ISBN 9780140094190
Publisher Penguin Books Ltd, UK, 1993
Briggs, Raymond
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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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Pastures of the blue crane
A lonely girl discovers that she has inherited a property in northern Queensland. The grandfather she has never known goes with her to this unfamiliar, rural community.
ISBN 9780702234620
Publisher University of Queensland Press, 2004
Brinsmead, Hesba
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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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Jane, the fox and me
Helene has been inextricably ostracised by the girls who were once her friends. Her school life is full of whispers and lies. Her loving mother is too tired to help. Helene has one consolation, Charlotte Bronte's Jayne Eyre, where she can identify with Jane's tribulations and ignore her tormentors. On school camp, an encounter with a fox brings hope for Helene, and then comes Geraldine.
ISBN 9781406353044
Publisher Walker Books, 2014
Topics / Graphic novels /
Britt, Fanny & Arsenault, Isabelle (ill) & Morelli, Christelle (trans) & Ouriou, Susan (trans)
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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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Jane Eyre
Only nine when she is orphaned and sent to live with an unloving aunt, Jane spends miserable, lonely years at boarding school before becoming a governess in the home of a mysterious man. A classic story.
ISBN 9780140439304
Publisher Penguin, 2002
Bronte, Charlotte
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Wuthering Heights
As the snow begins to fall, a man is forced to take shelter at the dark, foreboding Wuthering Heights. This house is haunted by memories and the dangerous story of Cathy and Heathcliff, who fell violently in love but could not be together. Cruelly separated by social class, fate, the actions of others and their own bitterness, Cathy and Heathcliff are united in an all-consuming passion that lasts beyond death.
ISBN 9780007326747
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, UK, 2009
Bronte, Emily
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Sea adventures
A collection of true maritime adventures across the seven seas with maps of the voyages. Contains the true life stories of danger, daring and saltwater including Francis Drake's first voyage across the Pacific Ocean.
ISBN 9780794521950
Series Usborne true stories series (16 of 18)
Publisher Usborne Publishing Ltd, 2008
Brook, Henry
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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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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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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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True stories of D-Day
Eleven thrilling, true stories of the world-shaping events of June 1944. Contains real life tales of courage and bravery during the struggle for the beaches of Normandy, from tank commanders to paratroopers, commando raiders to French Resistance fighters.
ISBN 9780746088203
Series Usborne true stories series (7 of 18)
Publisher Usborne Publishing Ltd, 2007
Brook, Henry
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True stories of gangsters
A riveting collection of true stories exploring the shadowy underworld of organised, and not so organised, crime. Contains stories of famous gangsters from Al Capone's reign of terror over Chicago to the last stand of Ned Kelly in the Australian bush. A great read and ideal for reluctant readers.
ISBN 9780746089736
Series Usborne true stories series (4 of 18)
Publisher Usborne Publishing Ltd, 2007
Brook, Henry
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True stories of the Blitz
A thrilling collection of true stories about the Blitz of 1940, for modern young readers. Recounts the fascinating stories of ordinary Londoners who experienced the Blitz, including firefighters, fighter pilots and children evacuated far from their families.
ISBN 9780746089729
Series Usborne true stories series (8 of 18)
Publisher Usborne Publishing Ltd, 2007
Brook, Henry
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Wild West
A fantastic collection of true cowboy stories from the Old West. Contains stories of real life cowboys from Jesse James to Billy the Kid, the men who broke the law and those chasing them.
ISBN 9780746093740
Series Usborne true stories series (18 of 18)
Publisher Usborne Publishing Ltd, 2008
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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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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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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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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Heartland: coming home
Endurance overcoming grief and the importance of family and friends. Heartland is a recovery centre for horses that have been rescued from neglect and physical cruelty. Amy and her mum try to rescue an abandoned stallion but disaster strikes.
ISBN 9780439997959
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2000
Brooke, Lauren
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Jake's orphan
Young orphan, Tree, fervently wishes to set up a home for himself and his brother away from the orphanage in this story about identity, belonging and the transfiguring power of love.
ISBN 9780743427036
Publisher Simon & Schuster, 2001
Brooke, Peggy
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Kurs of Atlantis, The
Caz and Simon are on a quest to find the lost city of Atlantis. They encounter many perils and adventures. When they think they have survived the very worst that could happen, they realise that an even greater danger awaits them.
ISBN 9780734407269
Publisher Lothian Books, 2004
Brooks, Karen R
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Rifts through Quentaris
Adyren, a junior archivist in the Great Library of Quentaris, loves to read about the adventurers who have come out of the Rift Caves alive to tell their stories of danger and excitement. She thinks her life is so dull by comparison until she is accused of not one, but three thefts.
ISBN 9780734407450
Series Quentaris chronicles series (11 of 28)
Publisher Thomas C Lothian Pty Ltd, 2005
Brooks, Karen R
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Father's day
Sam has been saving his paper-round money for years to buy a boat. When a mysterious person doubles the money in his bank account, Sam could never imagine the trouble it would cause.
ISBN 9780143305682
Publisher Penguin Books Australia, 2010
Brooksbank, Anne
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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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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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Cry of the karri
When Aiden is lost in the forest, he is drawn into the mystery of a boy who disappeared in the same forest two years before.
ISBN 9781865084015
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2001
Broome, Errol
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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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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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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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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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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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Dangerous days: the true story of a digger's great escape
At nineteen, Ern signs up for the army to fight with the ANZACs. By twenty two, he is a prisoner of war. Ern and his mates are determined to escape and join their comrades in war.
ISBN 9780732287511
Publisher Angus & Robertson (HarperCollins), 2009
Brough, Ernest
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Tolpuddle boy
In 1834, six Dorset farm labourers were sentenced to seven years transportation to Australia. Their crime, setting up a friendly society to bargain for better wages to escape appalling poverty. The true story of the youngest Tolpuddle martyr, James Brine.
ISBN 9780340852033
Publisher Hodder & Stoughton, 2002
Brown, Alan
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Draw wild animals
Specialist instruction book that will appeal to students interested in art and drawing. Step-by-step instructions and examples included.
ISBN 9780713669640
Publisher A & C Black, 2005
Brown, David
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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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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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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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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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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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Tunnel, The
Jack disappears down a tunnel and is turned to stone. Fairytale-loving Rose has to restore him to flesh and blood. A dark, but ultimately, liberating fantasy about sibling rivalry, stereotyping, fear and the power of love.
ISBN 9780744555295
Publisher Walker Books, 1997
Browne, Anthony
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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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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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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
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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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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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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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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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Being Bindy
This is what happens when your worst enemy, who used to be your best friend, threatens to become your sister. Bindy makes some tough decisions as she faces adolescence and the problems caused by her parents' new relationships.
ISBN 9781741142181
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2004
Brugman, Alyssa
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Equen Queen, The
A seemingly friendly sky-city appears to trade with Quentaris but all is not what it seems, and a dragon, its hatching egg and an equen all play their part in trying to save Quentaris.
ISBN 9781876462598
Series Quentaris chronicles series (28 books)
Publisher Ford Street Publishing, 2008
Brugman, Alyssa
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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
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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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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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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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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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Really short history of nearly everything, A
An entertaining and accessible look at the how and who of scientific discovery; the wonder and mysteries of time and space; the frequently bizarre and often obsessive scientists and the methods they used; the crackpot theories which held sway and the extraordinary, accidental discoveries which advanced whole areas of science.
ISBN 9780385614801
Publisher Doubleday, 2008
Bryson, Bill
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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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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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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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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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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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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)
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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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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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Sandy feet
Hunter's mum thinks the road trip up the Queensland coast will bring the family closer, now that his stepdad and baby brother are part of the mix. But, with tension and secrets sizzling beneath the happy family facade, the trip becomes Hunter's worst nightmare. The further away from home he gets, the more he can't shake thoughts of the accident that took his dad away. Usually read by students in Years 9, 10 or above.
ISBN 9780702253157
Publisher University of Queensland Press, 2015
Buick, Nikki
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My story: flying ace, the story of Amelia Earhart
Amelia Earhart was the first female aviator to cross the Atlantic. This courageous pilot disappeared in terrible weather conditions after flying out of Australia. She believed women must attempt the same challenges as men.
ISBN 9781740330770
Publisher Dorling Kindersley, 2000
Bull, Angela & Forsey, Chris
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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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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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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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Cry of the wolf, The
Ben learns about extinction and survival when he changes from helping the hunter to saving the wolves. The hunter becomes the hunted in this story of the sole surviving grey wolf cub.
ISBN 9780140373189
Publisher Puffin UK, 1995
Burgess, Melvin
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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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Curds and whey mystery, The
Miss Muffet, yes the one in that nursery rhyme, doesn't have one problem - she has thousands, all of them with 8 legs. Harry Pigg is on the case and unfortunately he hates spiders, but he needs the work.
ISBN 9780007364039
Series Third Pig Detective Agency, The series (3 of 3)
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, UK, 2012
Burke, Bob
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Ho ho ho mystery, The
Can Harry Pigg find and save Santa before it's too late. Why would anyone want to kidnap such a great guy.
ISBN 9780007364015
Series Third Pig Detective Agency, The series (2 of 3)
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, UK, 2010
Burke, Bob
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Third pig detective agency, the
Harry Pigg, the only surviving brother from the Big Bad Wolf attacks, has set up business as a private in Grimmtown, only things aren't going too well. Down on his luck, with bills to pay and no clients in sight the outlook is poor. But then in walks local businessman Aladdin who needs someone to help him track down an old lamp.
ISBN 9781906321758
Series Third Pig Detective Agency, The series (1 of 3)
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, UK, 2010
Burke, Bob
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Third Pig Detective Agency, The series
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Series Third Pig Detective Agency, The series (3 books)
Burke, Bob
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Things we promise, The
It's the early 1990s and all Gemma can think about is looking perfect for her first school formal. Gemma's brother Billy - New York's up and coming hair and make-up artist - has made her the ultimate promise: he's returning home especially to 'create magic' on her and two friends for their end-of-year formal. Gemma's best friend, Andrea, is convinced it'll be their moment to shine; Gemma hopes it's the night Ralph will finally notice her.But when Billy arrives home from New York, Gemma's life becomes complicated. Her family's been keeping secrets; friendships are forged and broken; and suddenly the length of her formal dress is the least of her worries. Usually read by students in Years 9, 10 or above.
ISBN 9781760290405
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2017
Burke, J.C.
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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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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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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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How animals work
Burrow underground with a mole rat, join a brown bear on a fishing expedition, witness a honeybee dance and take flight with a flock of flamingos. Explore the incredible animal kingdom and find out how animals move, communicate, hunt and feed in their natural habitats.
ISBN 9781405351928
Publisher Dorling Kindersley, 2010
Burnie, David
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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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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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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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Tarzan of the apes
Abandoned to his fate when his English parents die in the African jungle, a baby boy is rescued and reared by a loving ape, foster mother. Tarzan grows into a mighty warrior, becoming leader of his tribe of apes, until he encounters humans for the first time.
ISBN 9780141036533
Publisher Penguin Books Ltd, UK, 2008
Burroughs, Edgar Rice
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Lewis & Clark: blazing a trail west
In November 1805, after a perilous trek across North America, William Clark and Meriwether Lewis finally spotted the Pacific Ocean. It was a triumphant, hard-won victory, after risking death by starvation, wild animals, poor weather and hostile Native American tribes.
ISBN 9781402745331
Series Sterling biographies series (16 of 29)
Publisher Sterling Publishing Co, 2008
Burrows, John & McCloskey, John
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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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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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Lurkers, The
A disturbing tale of strange and dangerous beings beyond the physical world. When fourteen year old Verity sees a weird, semi-visible figure, her brother tells her it is a harmless Lurker. But Lurkers feed on human imagination and this one is using her brother to become more solid and independent. Verity must fight to save her brother's mind.
ISBN 9780746070659
Publisher Usborne Publishing Ltd, 2006
Butler, Charles
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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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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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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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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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