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6041
Notebooks of a middle-school princess
Twelve year old Olivia Grace considers herself to be totally average. Following her mother's death, Olivia Grace lives with her aunt and cousins, and has never met her father, although she has received letters from him. Olivia's world is turned upside down when the most popular girl at school attacks her for lying. But, rescue is at hand, in the form of a princess who whisks her away in a limousine.
ISBN 9781447280651
Publisher Pan MacMillan, 2015
Cabot, Meg
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Livewire investigates Aboriginal studies: traditional technologies
In Indigenous peoples' culture, technology means making tools and other useful things from natural materials such as wood, stone and animals' skins. Find out about traditional technologies, thousands of years old, that are used for fishing, hunting and preparing food.
ISBN 9780521526708
Publisher Cambridge University Press, 2002
Topics / Aboriginal content / STEM /
Cahir, Sandra
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17530
Not cricket
Twelve year old Nick loves cricket but he isn't going to play next season. Sledging opponents has become the norm at weekend games and Nick doesn't want to be a part of it.
ISBN 9780734407924
Publisher Thomas C Lothian Pty Ltd, 2005
Caisley, Raewyn
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18488
Tennis star
Thirteen year old Nathan loves playing tennis. When he is recruited to portray his hero, champion tennis player Richard Krafter, in advertisements, Nathan's ego is enhanced but with negative effects on family relationships and his friendships.
ISBN 9780734407757
Publisher Thomas C Lothian Pty Ltd, 2005
Caisley, Raewyn
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Spiderlings and their families
Spiderlings are baby spiders. This is a lavishly illustrated and factually accurate book about spiders and their families that is both fascinating and just a little bit creepy - in the nicest possible way.
ISBN 9781921346439
Publisher Brolly Books, 2008
Topics / Year 6 easy reads /
Calabrisello, Antonio & Turner, Nadia (ill)
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100 women who made history: remarkable women who shaped our world
From queens to scientists to artists to sportspeople, this book provides fascinating facts about the women who have impacted history. Including the stories of women who were famous at the time, and ordinary people whose impact has become known as time progresses, 100 Women Who Made History is an engaging insight into their impact on the world.
ISBN 9780241257241
Publisher Penguin Books Ltd, UK, 2017
Caldwell, Stella & Hibbert, Clare & Mills, Andrea & Skene, Rona
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831
Enemy, The
There's a war on. We see something that could be a desert, in which there are two holes. In the holes are two soldiers. They are enemies.
ISBN 9780958557184
Publisher Wilkins Farago Pty Ltd, 2007
Cali, Davide & Bloch, Serge (ill)
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10 little insects
10 intelligent insects, each with something to hide, are invited to a secluded island for the weekend. One by one, unusual things start to happen and they begin tracking a murderer.
ISBN 9780987109910
Publisher Wilkins Farago Pty Ltd, 2012
Cali, Davide & Pianina, V (ill)
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Child of the cloud
Deep in the heart of Aladrya stands a mighty mountain. Rising high above the clouds, its rocky crags and windswept cliffs are home to four species of birds. With only three days left until the full moon feast, Whisker's rescue mission hangs in the balance. Even if he can reach the mountain alive, he still has to outwit and out-fly the dreaded birds of prey.
ISBN 9780987461544
Series Pie rats series (5 of 6)
Publisher Daydream Press, 2016
Cameron Stelzer
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View from the 32nd floor
William lives on the thirty second floor of an apartment block with a clear view of the building opposite. He sees his neighbours' daily lives and worries about the loneliness of some of them. With his new friend, cakes and a dictionary of names, Williams plans to tempt his neighbours back into the world.
ISBN 9781922077295
Publisher Walker Books Australia Pty Ltd, 2013
Cameron, Emma
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Cartboy and the time capsule
Hal Rifkind wonders why he can't have the easy life he craves - a room of his own, time to play video games with his best mate Arnie and most of all, surviving grade six. Instead he has to share his room with his twin baby sisters, is only permitted 15 minutes of video games on weekends and he has a year-long history assignment to complete.
ISBN 9781743314807
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2013
Campbell, L.A.
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Preston Campbell edition, The (An Indij sport report)
An insight into the life and family of Preston Campbell, a talented player with the Penrith Panthers rugby league team. Exciting layout contributes to the impact of the text and makes information more accessible.
ISBN 9780975686041
Publisher Indij Readers, 2004
Campbell, Preston & McDougall, Wendy (ill)
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Cloud road, The
Adventure and danger follow Bily, Zluty, Redwing and the Monster as they cross a desert and journey through high stony mountains in search of a new home.
ISBN 9780670075188
Publisher Penguin, 2013
Carmody, Isobelle
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Little Fur: the legend begins
Little Fur is an elf troll who lives in a secret wilderness at the heart of a great human city. She is a healer of the environment and connected to the earth. One day, Crow tells of humans who are coming to burn the trees. To protect her home and her friends, Little Fur must venture into the dangerous human world.
ISBN 9780143300724
Publisher Penguin Books Australia, 2009
Carmody, Isobelle
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Red wind, The
Every year, Zluty journeys to the great forest while his brother, Bily, stays to tend their desert home. And every year, Zluty returns with exciting tales of his adventures. But, when a devastating red wind sweeps across the land, destroying everything in its path, each brother must fight for his survival.
ISBN 9780670074037
Publisher Penguin, 2010
Carmody, Isobelle
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Journey from the centre of the earth
The story of a duck that was left behind at the centre of the earth and his friendship with a strange mushroom creature. A deeply philosophical book that deals with the eternal question, why.
ISBN 9780734403766
Publisher Thomas C Lothian Pty Ltd, 2003
Carmody, Isobelle & McBride, Marc (ill)
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Night school
A group of children spend the night in a big old school and go on a chilling journey of self-discovery when they decide to play a game. They must travel from room to room, picking up a lantern and writing down their names to ward off the dark. But, the old school holds a secret that they must confront if they are to succeed in their journey.
ISBN 9780670072071
Publisher Penguin Books Australia, 2010
Carmody, Isobelle & Spudvilas, Anne (ill)
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Alice's adventures in Wonderland
On an ordinary summer's afternoon, Alice tumbles down a hole and an extraordinary adventure begins. In a strange, fantasy world, with even stranger characters, Alice finds herself growing more and more curious by the minute.
ISBN 9781904351832
Publisher Penguin, 2003
Carroll, Lewis
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Through the looking glass
One moment, Alice is wondering what life is like on the other side of the mirror, the next she finds herself through the looking glass and in a topsy-turvy land. Alice meets a host of bizarre characters, none of whom are quite what they seem.
ISBN 9780141330075
Publisher Puffin UK, 2010
Carroll, Lewis & Tenniel, John (ill)
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6635
Aztec attack
There's something fishy about this mission. Not only is Battle Boy 005 dressed as a big bird but there's something Professor Perdu isn't telling him. There are more gadgets than ever before and Skin is scanning the faces of all the Aztecs and Spaniards, looking for something.
ISBN 9780330425582
Series Battle boy series (5 of 15)
Publisher Pan MacMillan, 2010
Carter, Charlie & Jeffery, Russell (ill)
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Battle boy series
Easy to read adventures that time travel to some of the most intereting historical events to meet real people. 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 Battle boy series (15 books)
Carter, Charlie & Jeffery, Russell (ill)
No book cover.
2949
Battle bust-up
There's a top secret mission ahead. Battle Boy 005 has to dodge tanks and chariots, spears and bullets, and convince Alexander the Great that he's not a Persian spy. He needs Professor Perdu's most secret invention, the BEK.
ISBN 9780330425599
Series Battle boy series (6 of 15)
Publisher Pan MacMillan, 2010
Carter, Charlie & Jeffery, Russell (ill)
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30464
Black prince
The Battle of Crecy was one of the most decisive clashes of the Hundred Years War and BB005 is getting ready to meet the Black Prince, a mysterious figure from this war. But, when he reaches the Special Reading Room Professor Perdu isn't there but Operation Overlord 09 is. And, even worse, Battle Boy has a new SimulSkin.
ISBN 9780330404105
Series Battle boy series (14 of 15)
Publisher MacMillan, 2011
Carter, Charlie & Jeffery, Russell (ill)
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6145
Bloodaxe
Boodaxe was the Viking King of York, a fierce and uncompromising leader. Battle Boy 005 jettisons into the Viking camp and, with the help of Viking FightRite 101, defends himself against Bloodaxe's son, Haeric. Mission objective isi to collect Bloodaxe's DNA and record his famous last battle.
ISBN 9780330425209
Series Battle boy series (4 of 15)
Publisher Pan MacMillan, 2009
Carter, Charlie & Jeffery, Russell (ill)
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13333
Caveman bash
Ebro River, Northern Spain in 30,000 BC. Battle Boy's mission objective is to find out what happened to the Neanderthals. But, Battle Boy's mission doesn't begin well. His brother, Monty, has followed him into the Battle Book and they meet the fierce Cro Magnons.
ISBN 9780330403887
Series Battle boy series (10 of 15)
Publisher Pan Asia Publications, 2010
Carter, Charlie & Jeffery, Russell (ill)
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Chariot charge
In 1400 BC, the most famous chariot battle occurred between the Hittities and the Egyptian Pharaoh Ramses II. Mission objectives include discovering who wins the Battle of Kadesh and the location of the tomb of Prince Awutali, and the priceless treasure that was buried with him.
ISBN 9780330425889
Series Battle boy series (8 of 15)
Publisher Pan MacMillan, 2010
Carter, Charlie & Jeffery, Russell (ill)
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15913
Destroy Troy
It is the night before the Greeks leave the Trojan Horse at the gates of Troy. Battle Boy 005 is caught in the battle between the Greeks and the Trojans. Then, he meets Polyxena, the daughter of King Priam.
ISBN 9780330425193
Series Battle boy series (3 of 15)
Publisher Pan MacMillan, 2009
Carter, Charlie & Jeffery, Russell (ill)
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11460
Open fire
Plucked from a boring Saturday morning in the library, Napoleon is invited to join a secret project that collects information on great leaders from the big battles of history. The public librarian is not who she seems, and Napoleon meets wisecracking robots and uses cool gadgets in this adventure in which he joins Captain Frances Drake at the sinking of the Spanish armada.
ISBN 9780330425018
Series Battle boy series (1 of 15)
Publisher Pan MacMillan, 2009
Carter, Charlie & Jeffery, Russell (ill)
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44947
Red devil down
For Napoleon, going to the library has never been so much fun and he's off to collect information from another great battle. He's supposed to be finding out who shot down the famous German World War One pilot, the Red Baron, but, instead, finds himself trying to convince a trigger-happy sergeant that he's not a spy. He even gets to try to outrun a German jeep on a rickety, old motorbike, all before the actual mission has even begun.
ISBN 9780330425025
Series Battle boy series (2 of 15)
Publisher Pan MacMillan, 2009
Carter, Charlie & Jeffery, Russell (ill)
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21738
Samurai secrets
Napoleon is going back to 13th Century Japan, to the second Mongol invasion by Kublai Khan. But, he is in for a huge shock, he's not going alone. His father, Captain Smythe is going with him and he has a huge secret.
ISBN 9780330404099
Series Battle boy series (13 of 15)
Publisher MacMillan, 2011
Carter, Charlie & Jeffery, Russell (ill)
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21737
Sky wars
This is BB005's first special MetaBook mission. MetaBooks contain multiple battles over long periods of time, and nobody has ever explored one before. In this mission, BB005 will be flying blind. There'll be no contact with the outside world, and no instruction manual.
ISBN 9780330404006
Series Battle boy series (12 of 15)
Publisher MacMillan, 2011
Carter, Charlie & Jeffery, Russell (ill)
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19169
Super soldier
Professor Perdu wants to try out her latest creation, the 2.2 metre tall super soldier, Tex. However, an accident in the Tome Tower means that a Battle Book has been sucked into another Battle Book. Together, BB005 and Tex must retrieve the missing Battle Book, before it falls into the wrong hands.
ISBN 9780330403993
Series Battle boy series (11 of 15)
Publisher Pan MacMillan, 2011
Carter, Charlie & Jeffery, Russell (ill)
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13335
Underwater war
In his most dangerous mission yet, Napoleon is going back to World War II to navigate another MetaBook, this time through the underwater wars between Allied battleships and German U-boats. Napoleon might think it's just another mission but he'll soon learn that war underwater is a tricky operation.
ISBN 9780330404327
Series Battle boy series (15 of 15)
Publisher MacMillan, 2011
Carter, Charlie & Jeffery, Russell (ill)
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15909
Vampire virus
Battle Boy 005 can't believe it. Professor Perdu is sending him on a mission with a Battle Gorl - BG001. She's a virus expert, and a know-it-all. Their mission is to find and destroy the virus dracs that are sucking the life out of the Battle Books. One bossy Battle Girl + hundreds of angry dracs = Battle Boy's toughest mission yet.
ISBN 9780330425872
Series Battle boy series (7 of 15)
Publisher Pan MacMillan, 2010
Carter, Charlie & Jeffery, Russell (ill)
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19170
White war
In 1914, it's Christmas Day on the Western front, near the town of Ypres in Belgium. There's something big that Professor Perdu is not telling Battle Boy. His mission begins knee-deep in mud, in the middle of No Man's Land, where Battle Boy encounters the last person he is expecting to meet.
ISBN 9780330403870
Series Battle boy series (9 of 15)
Publisher Pan MacMillan, 2010
Carter, Charlie & Jeffery, Russell (ill)
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4123
Space games
Multicultural science fiction about Johnny, who joins a team of cadets chosen to combat an alien force that threatens the world.
ISBN 9780734402738
Publisher Thomas C Lothian Pty Ltd, 2001
Carter, Mick
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24009
Darcy Moon and the deep-fried frogs
Darcy Moon is an ordinary girl with ordinary problems. She's low on cash and low on the necessary street cred to fit in with the cool crowd. But, Darcy's life is about to take a great leap forward. When a freaked-out frog asks for help, it's up to her to fix the food chain, save the swamp and prove that money can't buy everything.
ISBN 9781922089717
Publisher Fremantle Press, 2014
Carvell, Catherine
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10937
Rif and the riddle
After the death of a prime bull which belongs to the village, young Rif is in big trouble. Rif and his grandfather were supposed to be guarding the bull but they went fishing instead. In his quest to make things right, Rif must face a mountain troll, a pair of tricksters, a terrifying dog and a very tough riddle.
ISBN 9780143306375
Series Aussie bites (84 books)
Publisher Puffin Australia, 2012
Cason, Sue & Joyner, Andrew (ill)
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Pirate company: on the trail of the golden toucan
When Tom's famous father fails to return home from an expedition, his corrupt step-mother has the explorer declared dead. Eager to be rid of her stepson, she ships him off to his stuffy old aunt in Boston. But his journey takes an unexpected turn. Before long he is working on a pirate ship and making plans to mount an expedition to discover his father's whereabouts.
ISBN 9781742990026
Publisher Omnibus Books, 2013
Cason, Susan
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Say yes: Story of friendship, fairness and a vote for hope
Once there were two little girls who were best friends. They did everything together. As they got older they weren't allowed to do the same thing anymore. Because they looked different. Because of the law. This is a story about the landmark 1967 Referendum, the two women who came together to change the law...and how the Australian people said yes.
ISBN 9781760294670
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2017
Castles, Jennifer & Seden, Paul (ill)
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It's true: space turns you into spaghetti
Appealing, illustrated fact book on space exploration. Focuses on astronauts, habitable planets, gas giants and physics of space. Suggests simple experiments and activities.
ISBN 9781741146257
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2006
Topics / Year 6 easy reads /
Catchpole, Heather & Woods, Vanessa & McKenzie, Heath (ill)
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Artists are crazy and other stories
Eight wry and brilliant stories that tell the truth behind some of history's great moments. It includes stories about Leonardo da Vinci, Vikings, Christopher Columbus and the mummy of the great counsellor to the Pharaoh Rameses.
ISBN 9780734404756
Publisher Thomas C Lothian Pty Ltd, 2003
Catran, Ken
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Rainbow bird
An unseen, unnamed narrator takes us on a journey through fear, uncertainty and despair to hope. The book was created by a fourteen year old girl, whose inspiration came from conversations with her grandfather about his trips to Port Augusta's detention centre for refugees and asylum seekers.
ISBN 9781862547735
Publisher Wakefield Press, 2007
Cavouras, Czenya
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Extremely weird thing that happened in huggabie falls, The
Kipp Kindle and his friends Tobias Treachery and Cymphany Chan live in Huggabie Falls, the weirdest town on Earth. Weird things happen all the time - that's normal. But when an extremely weird thing happens Kipp and his friends know that something is wrong. They embark on a fast-paced, action-packed, hilarious adventure to find out what is making everything turn normal, and to return the weirdness to Huggabie Falls.
ISBN 9781925603484
Publisher Text Publishing Co, 2018
Cece, Adam & Weldon, Andrew (ill)
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Australia's deadly and dangerous animals: fact file
Find out about fifty-six species of Australian animals categorised as deadly, dangerous, harmful or disease carrying. Interesting information and close-up coloured photographs of snakes, crocodiles, insects, spiders, marine life and mammals indicate their physical characteristics, the effects of their venom, where they are commonly found and the number of human deaths they cause.
ISBN 9781741931327
Publisher Steve Parish Publishing Pty Ltd, 2007
Cermak, Michael (phot)
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My Australian story: Vietnam
It's 1969, many social changes are underway and man is headed for the moon. Twelve year old Davey lives to surf with his older brother, Tom, and listen to the latest hits. His cherished goal is to win the inaugural Under-14 Surf Championship with his best friends, Johnno and Pete. But, when Tom is drafted into the army and sent to Vietnam, everything changes and the far-away war creates waves very close to home.
ISBN 9781743628003
Series My Australian story (31 books)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2015
Challinor, Deborah
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319
Present takers, The
Bullies have spoiled Lucy Hall's birthday and are threatening to ruin her entire year. A gang of aggressive girls has chosen Lucy as their newest target and Lucy is unwilling and unable to defend herself or ask for help.
ISBN 9780099991601
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 1994
Chambers, Aidan
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Reconciliation in schools
Find out about the people, the events, organisations and activities that are working towards reconciliation all around Australia. The book is presented by an Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australian, each of whom has a special association with the topic.
ISBN 9781420267341
Series Reconciliation in Australia seeries (6 books)
Publisher MacMillan, 2009
Chaney AO, The Honourable Fred (pres) & Marika, Dr (pres)
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12947
Mountains: extreme sports
One of a series of books about extreme sports. With action photographs, extreme facts, mountain jargon and a glossary of terms, this book tells you all you've ever wanted to know about climbing mountains.
ISBN 9780732964597
Publisher Macmillan Education Australia Pty Ltd, 2001
Chapman, Garry
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12946
Snow: extreme sports
One of a series of books about extreme sports. With action photographs, extreme facts, snow jargon and a glossary of terms, this book tells you all you've ever wanted to know about sports in the snow.
ISBN 9780732964580
Publisher Macmillan Education Australia Pty Ltd, 2001
Chapman, Garry
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12945
Streets: extreme sports
One of a series of books about extreme sports. With action photographs, extreme facts, street jargon and a glossary of terms, this book tells you all you've ever wanted to know about sports on the streets.
ISBN 9780732964634
Publisher Macmillan Education Australia Pty Ltd, 2001
Chapman, Garry
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Surf: extreme sports
One of a series of books about extreme sports. All you've ever wanted to know about the sport of surfing with a glossary of terms and surf jargon, and extreme facts throughout the book.
ISBN 9780732964610
Publisher Macmillan Education Australia Pty Ltd, 2001
Chapman, Garry
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Heritage & places
Heritage is a complex concept. Heritage helps to make us who we are and shapes our local community and our country. Selected Australian heritage sites introduced in interesting photographs, location maps and websites for further research.
ISBN 9781740701952
Publisher Heinemann, 2004
Chapman, Helen
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Lighthouse kids, The
Ellie and Davey have lost their mother and have been sent to live with a grandfather. In his attic, they discover somethingthat beloged to their mother, This leads to an adventure, involving unscrupulous seal hunters and mysterious caves.
ISBN 9781863683463
Publisher Fremantle Press, 2003
Chase, Diana
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15331
Wings
When her parents go away, Saffy is not at all happy about staying with her boring Aunt Joesa. Things soon become far from boring when Saffy's aunt begins to undergo a bizarre and life-altering change.
ISBN 9780734405081
Publisher Thomas C Lothian Pty Ltd, 2004
Chataway, Carol & Lee, Declan (ill)
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Mort
By a quirk of DNA and luck, Mortimer De Vere and his family live for millennia. It has its advantages, even when you've lived for ten thousand years longer than the average ten year old. When unwelcome visitors arrive, Mort and his sister have to deal with some of the stranger hobbies they've tried to keep secret from one another and the outside world. Today, might be one of the most eventful in Mort's very long life.
ISBN 9781742753157
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2012
Chatterton, Martin
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Mortal combat: time's running out
Mort, a mere 10 000 year old boy is on a time-travel adventure and causing chaos as he hurtles through history in his Retro, from World War II to the time of dinosaurs, Vikings and Spanish galleons, having ignored the warnings of his cloned friend Oppy about the possibility of causing a catastrophic rift in time.
ISBN 9781742753164
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2012
Chatterton, Martin
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Mortified
Mortimer DeVere and his sister Agnetha are 10 000 years old and desperate to avoid school. They use a time traveling machine to flee from the strict teacher who would enslave them. As they travel through time and other lands they meet historical figures who are all eccentric. How are they going to navigate between crocodiles, zombies, weird authors and Queen Victoria.
ISBN 9781742758886
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2013
Chatterton, Martin
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Tangara
When Lexie was eight, she discovered an old shell necklace that had belonged to her great-great-aunt. Through the necklace, she meets Merrina, who takes her to a gully that holds a mystery. A combination of fantasy and Tasmanian history.
ISBN 9780140321852
Publisher Puffin Australia, 1987
Chauncy, Nan
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414
Tiger in the bush
This is an adventure story about the Tasmanian tiger and a family living deep in the heart of the Tasmanian wilderness.
ISBN 9780330362566
Publisher Pan MacMillan, 2001
Chauncy, Nan
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Melting pot: the diary of Edward, Chek Chee, The
It is 1903, the time of the White Australia Policy, and Edward Chek Chee is the son of a mixed marriage. His father is Chinese, his mother Australian and Edward tries to fit in to both cultures. He has to cope with racism at school and bigotry from his cousin at home, while worrying about having to go back to China to understand his ancestral roots.
ISBN 9781865049755
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2007
Cheng, Christopher W
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My Australian story: New gold mountain, the diary of Shu Cheong, Lambing Flat, New South Wales, 1860-1861
Shu Cheong, with his father and uncle, sets off on the arduous journey to Australia's goldfields, hoping to bring back wealth for their village. But, following their deaths, Shu cannot return home without his father's body so must stay in Australia alone. Relations between the European miners and Chinese are tense and violent attacks against the Chinese are common.
ISBN 9781865048512
Series My Australian story (31 books)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2005
Cheng, Christopher W
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To dance: Ballerina's graphic novel, A
Siena was six when her dreams of dance kept skipping and leaping, circling and spinning, from airy runs along a beach near her home in Puerto Rico, to dance class in Boston, and her debut performance with the New York City Ballet. Twirl along with Siena as she shares her story, in words and pictures.
ISBN 9781416926870
Publisher Aladdin Publishing, 2006
Topics / Graphic novels /
Cherson Siegel, Siena & Siegel, Mark (ill)
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Beware of the storybook wolves
This book with colourful illustrations and an interesting layout will tell you what to do if the wolves ever escape from your storybook.
ISBN 9780340779163
Publisher Hodder Children's Books (Australia), 2000
Topics / Year 5 easy reads /
Child, Lauren
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Clarice Bean spells trouble
Clarice Bean is a vital, entertaining young girl. She relates to our problems and enthralls us with her exploits and the way she faces life with a delightful wit and faces challenges head-on.
ISBN 9780763629038
Series Clarice Bean storybook series (6 of 3)
Publisher Candlewick Press, 2006
Topics / Year 5 easy reads /
Child, Lauren
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Clarice Bean storybook series
Spunky 12-year-old Clarice Bean Tuesday and her adventures at home and at school! 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 Clarice Bean storybook series (3 books)
Child, Lauren
No book cover.
112328
Clarice Bean, don't look now
There seems to be an awful lot in Clarice's life to worry about and when she finds herself unable to sleep at night, she devises a Worst Worries list. But Clarice soon realises that your worst worry is the worry you haven't even thought to worry about.
ISBN 9781846160493
Series Clarice Bean storybook series (7 of 3)
Publisher Orchard Books, 2006
Topics / Year 5 easy reads /
Child, Lauren
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Ruby Redfort : Feel the fear
When you've dodged death as many time as Ruby has you're bound to get a little fearless, which is a good thing. Not. Fearlessness gets you taking risks, risks lead to danger and danger can get you dead.
ISBN 9780007334124
Series Ruby Redfort series (4 of 6)
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, UK, 2014
Child, Lauren
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Ruby Redfort 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 Ruby Redfort series (6 books)
Child, Lauren
No book cover.
21342
Ruby Redfort: Blink and you'll die
Ruby Redfort is an undercover agent, code-cracker and thirteen year old genius. You can count on her when the ice starts to crack. But, all good things come to an end. A whole bunch of people want her dead and Ruby is running scared. Worst of all, one of them is on her team. You can run, Ruby, but you can't hide.
ISBN 9780007334285
Series Ruby Redfort series (6 of 6)
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, UK, 2016
Child, Lauren
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Ruby Redfort: Catch your death
Undercover agent, code-cracker and thirteen-year-old genius, there's nothing average about her. Only this time it's an adventure in the wild and it'll take all Ruby's got just to survive.
ISBN 9780007334100
Series Ruby Redfort series (3 of 6)
Publisher HarperCollins Children's Books, 2013
Child, Lauren
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Ruby Redfort: Look into my eyes
Here's the low-down on thirteen year old Ruby Redfort. She's a genius code-cracker, a daring detective and a gadget-laden special agent. She and her slick sidekick, Hitch, foil crimes and get into lots of scrapes with evil villains. But, they're always ice cool in a crisis.
ISBN 9780007334063
Series Ruby Redfort series (1 of 6)
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, UK, 2011
Child, Lauren
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Ruby Redfort: Pick your poison
Ruby Redfort is an undercover agent, a code-cracker and a thirteen year old genius. You can count on her when you're between a rock and a hard place. There's a lot to lose sleep over in Twinford. There's the snakes and the bivalves, but they aren't half as poisonous as the rumours. With so many twists and turns it's hard to know who to trust, particularly when no-one trusts you. Well, happy endings are for fairy tales.
ISBN 9780007334261
Series Ruby Redfort series (5 of 6)
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, UK, 2015
Child, Lauren
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Ruby Redfort: Take your last breath
Everyone's favourite girl detective is back. It's an adventure on the wide, open ocean and Ruby is all at sea. She must piece together a series of odd events and crack the case while evading the clutches of the evil Count von Viscount.
ISBN 9780007334087
Series Ruby Redfort series (2 of 6)
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, UK, 2012
Child, Lauren
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Utterly me, Clarice Bean
Clarice Bean is starting to feel just like her favourite heroine, Ruby Redfort, schoolgirl detective. Clarice and her best friend Betty are planning to ace their book project about Ruby and win the class prize, until Betty disappears into thin air.
ISBN 9781843623045
Series Clarice Bean storybook series (5 of 3)
Publisher Orchard Books, 2003
Topics / Year 5 easy reads /
Child, Lauren
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Moving the goalposts
For Sam, playing football is easy. He's the star goalkeeper and a key member of the team. But, writing and schoolwork are another matter. When Sam is chosen to read his match report in front of the whole school, the prospect fills him with dread. Sam is dyslexic and not all his teachers or peers are understanding.
ISBN 9781408122341
Series Colour graffix series (4 books)
Publisher A & C Black, 2010
Childs, Rob & Rees, Gary (ill)
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DK findout: Ancient Rome
All you have you ever wanted to know about life in Ancient Rome, from what did they put into their shopping baskets and how to decode Roman numerals. This book is packed with surprising facts and incredible images of every aspect of Roman life..
ISBN 9780241250235
Series DK findout series NEW SERIES 2018 (10 books)
Publisher Dorling Kindersley, 2016
Chrisp, Peter
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Navigators: Pirates
For action, romance and adventure, no historical figure can hold a candle to a pirate. Take to the seas on a pirate ship and meet some of history's most terrifying characters. From the earliest records when Cilician pirates kidnapped Julius Caesar, to the seventeenth century buccaneer who cut out his victim's heart, and the exploits of the most fearsome pirate, Blackbeard.
ISBN 9780753466117
Series Navigators series (16 books)
Publisher Kingfisher, 2011
Chrisp, Peter
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Kakadu calling
An elder of the Bunitz clan living in Kakadu National Park tells stories of children living in the far north. There is the story of Burrki, a ten year old boy living on his own in the wilderness, of two brothers who have a misadventure at sea and of Maidje and her cousins learning how to gather and cook food, even snakes.
ISBN 9781921248009
Publisher Magabala Books, 2007
Christophersen, Jane Garlil
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Rainforests of Australia
Colourful photographs highlight this book about the ecology of Australian rainforests.
ISBN 9780710630391
Publisher Jacaranda, 1992
Churchett, Graham
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Family with two front doors, The
Nomi is one of nine children living in Poland in the 1920s. Their family is so large, they need to live across two apartments. Their father is a Rabbi and there are many customs to follow, many revolving around food. But, the biggest adventure of all is when big sister Adina is told she is to be married, at the age of fifteen, to someone she has never met. Based on the author's real family, the Rabinovitches dance, laugh and cook their way through an extraordinary life in 1920s Poland.
ISBN 9781925266641
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2016
Ciddor, Anna
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12810
Night of the fifth moon
Ket is desperate to learn the druid's secrets. He can predict the future from the stars, understand the raven's cry and speak words of power that can halt a battle. Five other fosterlings are competing with him to become the chosen one and, at each new moon, one of them is sent away. Friendships are strained as they all try to impress the druid.
ISBN 9781741148145
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2007
Ciddor, Anna
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Runestone
Oddo, the farmer's son, gets into trouble for doing magic and Thora, the spell worker's daughter, is teased because she can't. Using the power of runes to fix things seems like a good idea, but they discover there's more to it than they thought.
ISBN 9781865086897
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2002
Ciddor, Anna
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Wolfspell
The second book in the 'Viking Magic' series combining adventure, magic, fantasy and historical detail. Young heroes, Oddo and Thora, join together on a dangerous journey to foil a greedy neighbour and save their families from eviction.
ISBN 9781741140132
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2003
Ciddor, Anna
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4707
Wannabe wallaby
When a black dog, Wannabe, who has been reared by wallabies, and believes he is one, is brought to the Animal Haven refuge, unexpected things happen.
ISBN 9780733612091
Publisher Hodder Headline Australia Pty Ltd, 2000
Clark, Margaret
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Hester the jester
Hester wants to be the next court jester, but it is unheard of for a girl to take on that role. There is also the slight problem of a king who is quite happy to chop off heads if he is displeased. Hester must fulfil her ambition without losing her head.
ISBN 9780143302483
Series Aussie bites (84 books)
Publisher Puffin Australia, 2007
Clark, Margaret & Denton, Terry (ill)
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1915 Do you dare: Jimmy's war
Jimmy's Dad died two years ago and older brother Arthur is in Egypt preparing enthusiastically for battle. Twelve year old Jimmy is now the man of the house. As Mum's health is fragile, Jimmy is forced to leave school and become the breadwinner, scraping together barely enough to cover minimal food and the rent. When Arthur returns, badly injured, Jimmy's life gets even harder, although there's still time for football.
ISBN 9780143308027
Series Do you dare (6 books)
Publisher Penguin Books Australia, 2015
Clark, Sherryl
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9348
Boots and all
A father lost his own career as a soccer star through injury. He is determined to experience glory through his son. Unfortunately, his son has come to hate the game and the real soccer talent of the family is the boy's sister.
ISBN 9780143300359
Series Aussie chomps (17 books)
Publisher Penguin, 2003
Clark, Sherryl
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2194
Motormouth
Since Chris lost his best mate, Dave, cars are all he really cares about. Then Josh Carter moves to town. His dad is a famous racing car driver and everyone wants to be Josh's friend. But as Chris soon discovers, Josh is a bit of a motormouth, and that's where the trouble begins.
ISBN 9780143304432
Publisher Puffin Australia, 2010
Clark, Sherryl
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38228
One perfect pirouette
Attending the National Ballet School has been Brynna's dream. When her parents move to Melbourne so that she can attend a top ballet school, Brynna wonders why she feels so awful about the move and why her brother is angrier than she has ever seen him. Her mother is working hard to keep the family afloat. For Brynna to realise her dream, something has to give.
ISBN 9780702238413
Publisher University of Queensland Press, 2010
Clark, Sherryl
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Pirate X
Will Shepherd is not having the best of times. After six days on the wintery streets of London, he is beaten and robbed. After losing consciousness, he wakes to find he has travelled back to 1717, to a world of danger. Forced to work on Blackbeard's pirate ship, looting and burning, Will's unlikely friend is Major Bonnet, a disaster as a pirate but the key to his survival.
ISBN 9780702238895
Publisher University of Queensland Press, 2011
Clark, Sherryl
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54595
Tracey Binns is lost
Tracey's school has started a new healthy-eating and exercise program, and the kids are not happy. They're even less happy when Mr Gunning, their dreaded PE teacher, announces that he is taking grade six on a bush survival and fitness camp.
ISBN 9780702237058
Publisher University of Queensland Press, 2009
Clark, Sherryl & Apfelbaum, Alexis (ill)
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Tracey Binns is trouble
While her parents are working hard to provide the perfect life in the perfect house, Tracey Binns is working hard at misbehaving. Called Tracey Trouble or Rubbish Binns by classmates, she prefers to get detention than go home to an empty house. Then, Isabella comes to the school and, to Tracey's surprise, they become friends.
ISBN 9780702236679
Publisher University of Queensland Press, 2008
Clark, Sherryl & Apfelbaum, Alexis (ill)
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Meet Rose
In 1900s Melbourne, Rose lives a life of privilege, but the social conventions are predictable. Her life seems destined to be conservative and dull until her adventurous Aunt Alice arrives. Rose realises there are opportunities out in the big world.
ISBN 9780143305361
Series Our Australian girl series (44 books)
Publisher Puffin Australia, 2011
Clark, Sherryl & Masciullo, Lucia (ill)
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Rose in bloom
It's 1901 and even the death of Queen Victoria can't stop the growing excitement as Melbourne gets ready to celebrate Federation, on Rose's birthday. Meanwhile, at school, Rose loves being involved in the cricket team. She's so focused on the game coming up that she almost doesn't notice that her best friend, Abigail, is acting strangely.
ISBN 9780143305392
Series Our Australian girl series (44 books)
Publisher Puffin Australia, 2011
Clark, Sherryl & Masciullo, Lucia (ill)
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Rose on wheels
It's 1900 and Rose feels that Aunt Alice is the only one who understands her. But, now, it looks as if Aunt Alice is going to live in Adelaide, leaving Rose with a dreadful, new governess, Miss Higginbottom. Rose must stop Aunt Alice from leaving Melbourne so that she doesn't lose her chance to go to school.
ISBN 9780143305378
Series Our Australian girl series (44 books)
Publisher Puffin Australia, 2011
Clark, Sherryl & Masciullo, Lucia (ill)
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Rose's challenge
It's 1900 and Rose's world is changing. At last, she can go to a proper school, where she makes a best friend, learns more than just embroidery and even gets to play in a proper cricket match. But, at home, her mother is dangerously ill, her father is worried about Federation and Aunt Alice is getting in more trouble than ever.
ISBN 9780143305385
Series Our Australian girl series (44 books)
Publisher Puffin Australia, 2011
Clark, Sherryl & Masciullo, Lucia (ill)
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7036
Double time
Ellyse is bursting with excitement. She's been invited to try out for a new youth soccer academy, along with her friends, Hu and Jamie. But, that's not the only thing. Cricket season has started again and there's both the school and club competitions to play. Ellyse is certain she can do it all. That is, until she finds herself in danger of disappointing everyone around her. But, Ellyse doesn't want to have to choose between cricket and soccer.
ISBN 9780143781301
Series Ellyse Perry series (4 books)
Publisher Penguin Books Australia, 2017
Clark, Sherryl & Perry, Ellyse
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Pocket rocket
All Ellyse wants to do is play sport. Cricket, soccer, touch footy, athletics, you name it. But, now that she's in high school, playing sport and having fun don't seem so simple. There's more homework and a mix-up with her electives has her stuck with debating. Then, her friends, Jazz and Charlie, don't invite her when they go rollerskating. To top it off, mean Ms Parkes won't let her on the school cricket team because she thinks Ellyse is too small.
ISBN 9780143781240
Series Ellyse Perry series (4 books)
Publisher Penguin Books Australia, 2016
Clark, Sherryl & Perry, Ellyse
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Magic feet
Soccer season is here. Ellyse is desperate to pull on her boots and start dribbling and defending. But, her best friends, Charlie and Jazz, don't want to play soccer this year. Ellyse is disappointed but has an idea to get a girls team together at school. But, things don't go to plan at school or training. When Ellyse is targetted by one of her own Hawks teammates, it scares the girls from joining the school team. Ellyse must find a way to deal with the bully and convince her schoolmates to join soccer.
ISBN 9780143781264
Series Ellyse Perry series (4 books)
Publisher Penguin Books Australia, 2016
Clark, Sherryl & Perry, Ellyse
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Winning touch
Ellyse is dying to start touch footy again. Touchdowns are the best. But, with homework piling up and training every night of the week, it's all getting too much to handle. It looks like Ellyse is going to have to make some major changes. There's also the drama at school with her best friends, Jazz and Charlie. Their friendship seems to be falling apart. Maybe, getting selected for the regional touch footy team will help take Ellyse's mind off things. Or, maybe, that's just wishful thinking.
ISBN 9780143781288
Series Ellyse Perry series (4 books)
Publisher Penguin Books Australia, 2017
Clark, Sherryl & Perry, Ellyse
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21033
Saving Moonbeam
When Gemma sees a starving, neglected horse, she is determined to help him survive. Gemma soon discovers that, with everyone trying to stop her including the owner and her parents, saving the horse won't be easy.
ISBN 9780143303602
Series Aussie bites (84 books)
Publisher Puffin Australia, 2009
Clark, Sherryl & Spudvilas, Anne (ill)
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9920
Problem pony
Beth has always wanted a horse of her own. She is thrilled when she has the chance to look after a pony called Brady. But, Brady is a problem pony who doesn't seem to want to be friends with her.
ISBN 9780143302599
Series Aussie bites (84 books)
Publisher Puffin Australia, 2006
Clark, Sherryl & Young, Noela
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35349
Tears in the jungle
Two brothers, aged ten and twelve, travel to the jungles of Borneo to experience the critically endangered orangutan in the wild. Their story is inspiring.
ISBN 9780646558158
Publisher CTQ Management Consulting, 2011
Clarke, Daniel & Clarke, William
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Vincent van Gogh: the troubled artist
Van Gogh's life was tragic. He failed in love, fell out with friends and fellow painters, felt the suffering of others deeply and died by his own hand. During his short life, he painted hundreds of vibrant paintings, now recognised as masterpieces.
ISBN 9780750243230
Publisher White-Thomson Publishing Ltd, 2003
Claybourne, Anna
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Titanic
The Titanic was one of the largest, most luxurious steamships ever built. Learn about its incredible story from a shipyard in Ireland to the icy Atlantic Ocean where the unsinkable ship met a tragic end on the way to America.
ISBN 9780746068311
Publisher Usborne Publishing Ltd, 2006
Topics / Year 5 easy reads /
Claybourne, Anna & Daynes, Katie
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Ramona the pest
Ramona can't understand how she upsets people when she really doesn't mean to be a pest.
ISBN 9780192750976
Publisher Oxford University Press, 2000
Cleary, Beverly
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37135
Great buildings
Throughout history, people have overcome every challenge to create fantastic buildings that have shaped the world. From the ancient pyramids to the tallest skyscraper, each building has its own history, unique features, brilliant architects and builders. Timelines show other buildings being constructed at the time and how they reflected the societies in which they were designed and built.
ISBN 9781847800367
Publisher Frances Lincoln, 2011
Topics / STEM /
Clements, Gilllian
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Scarlet and Ivy: Lights under the lake, The
Locals say that at night the troubled souls buried in the ancient flooded graveyard no longer rest in peace...Twins Scarlet and Ivy Grey can't wait to sign up for the school trip and get away from lessons for a few days. But nothing is as it seems; the creepy lakeside hotel and the deep waters of Lake Seren hide dark secrets. Precious things disappear from their rooms, a malicious force leaves a trail of destruction and mysteries start to surface. If they ever hope to leave this place, the girls from Rookwood School must face the danger head on...
ISBN 9780008218324
Publisher HarperCollins Children's Books, 2017
Cleverly, Sophie
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1991
Frank Davies and the amazing frog catapult
Frank Davies is in trouble again, at school and at home, but everything changes when the frog turns up. The adventures begin when one huge luminous frog and Frank Davies set out on a mission to destroy one thousand evil giant toads.
ISBN 9780143307532
Publisher Penguin, 2014
Clifford, Rohan
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4851
Prehistoric marine life in Australia's inland sea
Step back to a time when Australia's red centre was flooded by a vast shallow ocean, the Eromanga Sea. While dinosaurs stalked the scattered islands that made up the Australian continent, giant marine reptiles ruled the waves. Plesiosaurs and ichthyosaurs swam in an inland sea filled with schools of ammonites. Pterosaurs flew overhead and giant carnivorous amphibians lurked in the rivers.
ISBN 9781921833168
Publisher Museum Victoria, 2015
Clode, Danielle
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92150
Cat
Striking colour photographs of members of the cat family, both wild and tame. Provides information about cat ancestors, mythology, contemporary breeds, cats in literature, art and anatomy, feral cats and cat care.
ISBN 9780756606626
Series Eyewitness series (36 books)
Publisher Dorling Kindersley, 2004
Clutton-Brock, Juliet
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1600
Dog
Learn why dogs and wolves hunt in packs, how dogs talk with their eyes and tails, how dogs were used to sniff out truffles. Superb real-life photographs of dogs, wolves, jackals and foxes show the evolution of the dog family.
ISBN 9780789457745
Series Eyewitness series (36 books)
Publisher Dorling Kindersley, 2000
Clutton-Brock, Juliet
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Horse
Learn all about horses and ponies, from their origins and breeds to their role in human civilisation. Discover why a zebra has stripes.
ISBN 9780751364842
Series Eyewitness series (36 books)
Publisher Dorling Kindersley, 2003
Clutton-Brock, Juliet
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Dog, Ray, The
Twelve year old Daisy has just died in a car crash. But, in a twist of fate and through a heavenly bureaucratic mistake, Daisy ends up in the body of a dog. She may now be inhabiting a dog's body but, inside, Daisy is still very much Daisy - bouncy, loyal, positive and energetic. Daisy's only thought is to somehow reunite with her parents, who she knows will be missing her. This is how she meets Pip, a boy who is homeless and on his own journey.
ISBN 9781471403194
Publisher Hot Key Books, 2015
Coggin, Linda
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Brambleheart
Twig is looking for who he will be in life. In the Hill, everyone studies a craft and becomes a Master's apprentice, but first you have to be good at something. Twig tries very hard in all his classes, but his imagination wanders to his favourite books or the delicious mayapples growing beyond the scavenge yard...and then, well, he loses his focus. Unsure if he'll ever amount to anything, Twig sets out on a journey to discover himself. However, instead of finding answers, he stumbles upon a dragon's egg which soon hatches. But when he learns that his secret might hurt others, he's forced to make a choice between his place in the world and the feelings in his heart. And will protecting his new friends help him discover who he is meant to be?
ISBN 9780062245441
Publisher HarperCollins US, 2016
Cole, Henry
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36901
Half-moon investigations
Fletcher Moon has graduated to be a fully qualified private detective. He's also only twelve years old. When a series of mysterious crimes occur across town, Fletcher finds himself in an exciting adventure, some violent incidents and in real danger.
ISBN 9780786849574
Publisher Miramax Kids, 2006
Colfer, Eoin
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Harry Kruize, born to lose
Harry Kruize is feeling the weight of the world on his shoulders. His father has left, starting another family elsewhere and he is the target of bullying at school, leaving him friendless and lonely. A term-long class assignment involving the writing down of personal wishes and documenting how they might be fulfilled allows Harry to tell his innermost feelings. He has six seemingly impossible wishes ranging from a normal family life, a dog, a friend, a certain bully to stop using him as a punching bag and to be an author. All of these will never happen or will they?
ISBN 9781925272628
Publisher Ford Street Publishing, 2017
Collins, Paul
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Slightly skewed life of Toby Chrysler, The
Toby Chrysler's mum has been missing for more than a month. His new friend, Ginger, has lost her dad. And everyone is looking for Toby. An abandoned red shoe and some map coordinates help them in their search for their parents.
ISBN 9780975074244
Publisher Celapene Press, 2009
Collins, Paul
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Slime world
Mardi must be saved from the slimy prince of Pliskor. His friends had better find him.
ISBN 9781420211788
Series Out of this world series (15 of 16)
Publisher Macmillan Education Australia Pty Ltd, 2007
Collins, Paul & Lin, Matt (ill)
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Warlock's child, The: Burning sea, The
There is no lower rank than cabin boy on the warship, Invincible. But, Dantar knows he is important because anyone who threatens his life gets turned into a pile of ashes. His older sister, Velza, is a shapecasting warrior, in a world where only men fight. Until now. Together, they must solve the mystery of broken magic and escape the dragon.
ISBN 9781925000924
Series The Warlock's child series (1 of 3)
Publisher Ford Street Publishing, 2015
Collins, Paul & McMullen, Sean
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Warlock's child, The: Dragonfall Mountain
Dantar is new to war and has much to learn, although he learns quickly. His older sister, Velza, is a warrior, striving to achieve in a man's world. Together and separately, they adventure and fall, racing to understand what's happening before a dragon, or more, decide their fate and that of all of those around them.
ISBN 9781925000931
Series The Warlock's child series (2 of 3)
Publisher Ford Street Publishing, 2015
Collins, Paul & McMullen, Sean
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Warlock's child, The: Iron claw
The warlock, Calbaras, wants to revive the ancient, forbidden magic of dragons and his son, Dantar, is vital to his plans. Dantar is on the run in an enemy kingdom, unaware that he is so important. Worse, his sister Velza is now working for the enemy king.
ISBN 9781925000948
Series The Warlock's child series (3 of 3)
Publisher Ford Street Publishing, 2015
Collins, Paul & McMullen, Sean
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Rich & rare
Enjoy this wonderful variety of short stories, poetry and artwork from forty-eight of Australia's best creators. Find out about a knitting needle ninja, a violin that comes to life, a cat with many names, a love that cannot be bought, an alien invasion and so much more. From humour to horror, thriller to fantasy, encompassing the past, the present and the future.
ISBN 9781925272116
Publisher Ford Street Publishing, 2015
Collins, Paul (ed)
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Rocketboard
Rocketboard is cool. Gambling with your life is not. Fasool never seems to learn.
ISBN 9781420211795
Series Out of this world series (16 of 16)
Publisher Macmillan Education Australia Pty Ltd, 2007
Collins, Paul, Lin, Matt (ill) & Kattiyakulvanich, Natt (ill)
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Plant world
Perry, Fasool and Mardi are thrown into the plant world dungeon. If the slaves won't help them they will have to get themselves out, somehow.
ISBN 9781420211771
Series Out of this world series (14 of 16)
Publisher Macmillan Education Australia Pty Ltd, 2007
Collins, Paul, Lin, Matt (ill) & Lin, Aaron (ill)
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Rock-hop
Giant rocks hurtling through the skies, just as well Perry and Fasool have rock-hopper Mardi to help them.
ISBN 9781420211764
Series Out of this world series (13 of 16)
Publisher Macmillan Education Australia Pty Ltd, 2007
Collins, Paul, Lin, Matt (ill) & Lin, Aaron (ill)
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Pinocchio
The classic tale of Pinocchio, a wooden puppet, carved by Old Gepetto, whose nose grows longer whenever he tells a lie. He runs away and joins a circus but a talking cricket and Pinocchio's guardian fairy save him and his wish is granted.
ISBN 9781853261602
Publisher Wordsworth Editions Ltd, 2002
Collodi, Carlo
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Summerlost
It's the first real summer since the devastating accident that killed Cedar's father and younger brother, Ben. But now Cedar and what's left of her family are returning to the town of Iron Creek for the summer. They're just settling into their new house when a boy named Leo, dressed in costume, rides by on his bike. Intrigued, Cedar follows him to the renowned Summerlost theatre festival. Soon, she not only has a new friend in Leo and a job working concessions at the festival, she finds herself surrounded by mystery. The mystery of the tragic, too-short life of the Hollywood actress who haunts the halls of Summerlost. And the mystery of the strange gifts that keep appearing for Cedar.
ISBN 9780141371047
Publisher Penguin, 2017
Topics / Displacement /
Condie, Ally
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Simple things, The
Stephen is not keen to meet his great aunt Lola, who is turning eighty. He discovers she is not only very old but also grumpy and scary. When Stephen meets an unexpected friend, Allie, he shares the simple things in life, like fishing, cricket and climbing trees. A medical emergency with aunt Lola leads to a secret being revealed and Stephen wondering if he has also made another new friend, aunt Lola.
ISBN 9781743317242
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2014
Condon, Bill & Norling, Beth (ill)
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R-T, Margaret and the rats of NIMH
Two lost children join Rasco and the Rats of NIMH.
ISBN 9780064403870
Series Rats of NIMH series (3 of 3)
Publisher HarperTrophy, 1991
Conly, Jane Leslie
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Racso and the rats of NIMH
A sequel to Robert O'Brien's 'Mrs Frisby and the rats of NIMH' written by his daughter, Jane Conly. A young city rat runs away to join the rats of NIMH in their new home and hopes to prove his worth to them.
ISBN 9780064402453
Series Rats of NIMH series (2 of 3)
Publisher HarperTrophy, 1991
Conly, Jane Leslie & Lubin, Leonard (ill)
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Nelson Mandela
The life and work of a political activist, his imprisonment and election as the president of South Africa.
ISBN 9780431086361
Publisher Heinemann, 2000
Connolly, Sean
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Cicada summer
Two years ago, Eloise's mother died and, over time, sadness has taken her voice. Her father, preoccupied with grandiose schemes that allow him to run from his own grief, ignores what is happening with Eloise's quietness. When Eloise meets Anna, a girl from another time, things begin to change as Eloise finds the peace and safety she needs to heal.
ISBN 9781741758283
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2009
Constable, Kate
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Crow country
Sadie has moved to the country with her mum, although she would have preferred to stay in Melbourne with her friends. Life takes an unexpected turn when Sadie has an unusual encounter with a crow on a dried-up lake, and then meets Lachie Mortlock. Living in the country takes on new meaning, especially when Crow gives Sadie a secret to keep and a mystery to solve.
ISBN 9781742373959
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2011
Constable, Kate
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Grandad tree, The
An apple tree in the garden represents the changing stages of life. Children play in the tree's shade with their grandad in summer and rake its leaves in autumn. The continuing presence of the tree supports them as they come to accept his death.
ISBN 9780744578751
Publisher Walker Books, 2001
Cooke, Trish & Wilson, Sharon
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Crazy classrooms
Friends and bullies, first day and last day, school dinners, playtime and staffroom stowaways. This book is all about your school so open the door and enter. Fifty fantastic poems about school that will speak to anyone who has ever started at a new school, been bullied or is just feeling a little lost at school.
ISBN 9781847805058
Publisher Frances Lincoln, 2015
Cookson, Paul
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Before they were famous series
Historical fiction, easily read but with mature and fascinating content that gives an insight into the people who have shaped history. 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 Before they were famous series (6 books)
Corby, Caroline
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64700
Boudica: the secrets of the Druids
Boudica, a young girl, living in ancient Britain, finds herself in great difficulty. The Romans have invaded, her father has been accused of murder and she doesn't know who to trust. A mysterious Druid appears in Boudica's village and she must decide whether or not to enter his murky world. She must make the right decision so that one day she can bring honour to her tribe and become their warrior queen.
ISBN 9781406312539
Series Before they were famous series (2 of 6)
Publisher Walker Books, 2008
Corby, Caroline
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Cleopatra: escape down the Nile
Cleopatra is in hiding, having fled the city in fear of losing her life. The young girl is uncertain of her future until she finally receives news from home and realises her time has come to face her enemies and take her place as Queen of Egypt.
ISBN 9781406310337
Series Before they were famous series (1 of 6)
Publisher Walker Books, 2008
Corby, Caroline
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Julius Caesar: the curse of the gods
When young Julius Caesar fall mysteriously ill, his mother is convinced he's been cursed by the gods. But, when civil war engulfs Ancient Rome, Caesar seizes the opportunity to prove her wrong and fulfil his destiny as leader of the mightiest empire the world has ever known.
ISBN 9781406312546
Series Before they were famous series (6 of 6)
Publisher Walker Books, 2011
Corby, Caroline
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Lady Jane Grey: a queen for sale
The story of a Tudor girl doomed from birth by her royal blood. When the King names her family as producers of the next heir to the throne in the absence of any off-spring of his own, Jane, at nine years of age, becomes a political pawn. She is bought to marry a nobleman's son and then traded. Finally, she has no choice but to try to snare the King of England.
ISBN 9781406312553
Series Before they were famous series (4 of 6)
Publisher Walker Books, 2010
Corby, Caroline
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Pocahontas: the prophecy of doom
The native Americans of Virginia have destroyed another tribe in response to a prophecy they had that strangers would come to Chesapeake Bay and destroy them. Unfortunately, a group of English settlers land on this spot in 1607 after the massacre. Pocahontas is dismayed at her tribe's mistake but her efforts to right the situation only make it worse. The true story of her meeting with John Smith.
ISBN 9781406313734
Series Before they were famous series (3 of 6)
Publisher Walker Books, 2009
Corby, Caroline
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William the conqueror: nowhere to hide
It is medieval France and the illegitimate son of a peasant is chosen to be the heir of the Duke of Normandy. Powerful families plot to murder the boy and steal his title. Young William learns the hard way that there are few people he can trust and when he has nowhere left to hide, he makes a stand and fights for his life. This is the boy who became William the Conqueror of England.
ISBN 9781406313727
Series Before they were famous series (5 of 6)
Publisher Walker Books, 2009
Corby, Caroline
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Halo
Halo, abandoned as a baby and raised by centaurs, captured and torn from her happy home, disguises herself as a boy to have any freedom. Still under constant threat of enslavement and exposure, she lives the myths, legends and culture of ancient Greece from warring Sparta to Athens, searching for her identity.
ISBN 9780141328300
Publisher Penguin Books Ltd, UK, 2010
Corder, Zizou
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Mysterious world of Cosentino, The: The missing ace
Book 1 in the Mysterious World of Cosentino. This book features everyone's favourite magician in the greatest escape of all - the dungeon of the evil two-headed King of Silver City. Featuring a playing card army, an array of magical characters and some deadly magic tricks.
ISBN 9781743812020
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2017
Cosentino & Heath, Jack & Hart, James (ill)
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Weather
Be an eyewitness to how the weather works. Find out how clouds form, why it rains, what causes a ferocious hurricane or a roaring tornado that strikes without warning and why the climate may change in the future.
ISBN 9780751347463
Series Eyewitness series (36 books)
Publisher Dorling Kindersley, 2002
Cosgrove, Brian
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All stars 1: Maddy goal defence
At home, Maddy's life has changed since her Dad moved out. At school she just hangs out with her friend Jess. When they miss out on being selected for school netball team Maddy is disappointed but Sarah suggests they form their own team.
ISBN 9781876372736
Series All stars netball series (1 of 8)
Publisher Black Dog Books, 2005
Costain, Meredith
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All stars 3: Josie wing attack
Josie's sister is getting married and the whole house is crazy, but Josie just wants to play netball in the match of the season.
ISBN 9781876372750
Series All stars netball series (3 of 8)
Publisher Black Dog Books, 2005
Costain, Meredith
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All stars 8: Ali goal attack
Ali feels like a loser, being on the sidelines all the time. Then, Stephanie turns up and things change.
ISBN 9781987637281
Series All stars netball series (8 of 8)
Publisher Black Dog Books, 2006
Costain, Meredith
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Dog squad
For the dog squad, no job is too small, no mission too dangerous. Especially if there's cash involved. When they take on Operation Collect Big-time, things don't go to plan and they wonder if they have bitten off more than they can chew.
ISBN 9781921529160
Series Lightning strikes series (19 books)
Publisher Walker Books, 2009
Costain, Meredith
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Avoid being a convict sent to Australia
A light-hearted but factual account of the social conditions and crimes that led to convicts being transported to Australia. An accurate and vivid account is given of life when Australia is reached. Cartoon-style illustrations add to humour.
ISBN 9780864615176
Publisher Koala Books, 2005
Costain, Meredith & Antram, David (ill)
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It's true: hauntings happen and ghosts get grumpy
Fascinating collection of stories about ghosts, aliens, psychics and other unusual things.
ISBN 9781741146080
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2006
Costain, Meredith & Smith, Craig (ill)
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Ancient China
Discover why tombs were filled with pottery figures, what was carried along the Silk Road,who invented paper and what kinds of weapons were used in early battles. An informative guide to Chinese history, with stunning photographs and life-like models.
ISBN 9780789458667
Series Eyewitness series (36 books)
Publisher Dorling Kindersley, 2000
Cotterell, Arthur
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Black book of colours, The
An extraordinary and unique picture book, complete with Braille and embossed illustrations. All black in colour, it is stylistically striking and offers the sighted reader an unparalleled insight into the interpretation of the world from the perspective of a blind child.
ISBN 9781406322187
Publisher Walker Books, 2010
Topics / Year 5 easy reads /
Cottin, Menena & Faria, Rosana
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Counting lions
Exquisite large and detailed charcoal drawings of ten endangered creatures. Poetic text notes each creature's particular qualities and behaviour, and why these animals must be cherished and protected.
ISBN 9781847807212
Publisher Frances Lincoln, 2015
Topics / Endangered species /
Cotton, Kate & Walton, Stephen (ill)
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Little chef, big curse
Eleven-year-old Matty desperately wants to be a famous chef and escape his horrible aunty. His opportunity comes when a grand cook-off is held, to see who can entice the finicky princess to eat. Unwittingly, the princess is the victim of an alien curse, designed to leave a foul taste in her mouth.
ISBN 9781742832692
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2014
Cotton, Tilney
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Prince of butterflies
A beautiful story about John Farrington, a boy who loved butterflies and grew into a man who saved them.
ISBN 9780152058548
Publisher Harcourt Children's Books, 2002
Coville, Bruce & Clapp, John (ill)
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Duck in the gun, The
The general and his men are about to fire on a town they are at war with. But, the Gunner has bad news for the General. They can't load the gun because a duck is nesting inside it.
ISBN 9781921150838
Publisher Walker Books, 2009
Topics / Year 5 easy reads /
Cowley, Joy & Belton, Robyn (ill)
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Road to Ratenburg, The
Fleeing from their home in an abandoned building as it is demolished, Spinnaker Rat, his wife and four young begin a search for the legendary Ratenburg, a place where it's said rats can live in peace and comfort. But, only if they can survive the perils of the journey. The rats must rely on each other, making the most of each animal's strengths and understanding individual limitations. And, Spinnaker Rat, the father, learns more than he expected.
ISBN 9781776570751
Publisher Gecko Press, 2016
Cowley, Joy & Bishop, Gavin (ill)
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Road to Goonong
The road to Goonong was just a pair of wheel tracks, packed down by buggies and drays that had travelled that way. Our farm, Goonong, was at the end of the road. We had beef and dairy cattle, and plenty of room to play and ride horses. It was a time when timber-cutters felled big ironbarks and blacksmiths' hammers rang out from the forge. The skies were always blue and rain was scarce.
ISBN 9781742375212
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2011
Cox, David
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Malkin Moonlight
Malkin is a small, black cat with a magnificent tail, who's destined to be a hero. He just doesn't know it yet. In his third life, Wild Malkin falls in love with Roux, a Domestic cat, who likes the comforts of home. Together, they explore the night and have adventures. When Roux's owners decide to move away, she chooses to become a Wild and stay with Malkin. Setting out to find a new home, they stumble across a recycling centre full of cats at war. An extraordinary adventure awaits as Malkin tries to bring peace to the land.
ISBN 9781408870846
Publisher Bloomsbury, 2016
Cox, Emma
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Their great gift
Through the eyes of children from many different backgrounds, find out what it would be like to emigrate to the United Sates of America.
ISBN 9781467780544
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group, 2016
Coy, John & Huie, Wing Young (photo)
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Pearl-shell diver, The
Thirteen year old Sario lives with his family on a remote Torres Strait island. it's 1898 and the pearl-shell trade is at its height. When his father is coerced to join a white trader on his pearling lugger, Sario must go to work as a swimming diver to support the family. He's excited by the idea of walking on the sea floor but the competition is fierce and the only captain who will take him on runs the worst outfit in the fleet. And, there's the the constant danger of shark attacks and the storm of the century is approaching.
ISBN 9781760290474
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2016
Crabbe, Kay
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Harriet Bright in a pickle
Harriet dreams of being a poet. Paul Picklebottom is constantly making her life difficult. Luckily, her best friend, Melly, is always there to comfort her. But, Harriet gets into a pickle when she finds out her best friend has a secret that she won't share.
ISBN 9780330423496
Series Harriet Bright series (3 books)
Publisher Pan MacMillan, 2008
Topics / Year 5 easy reads /
Craig, Claire & Feddersen, Melanie (ill)
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Harriet Bright series
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Series Harriet Bright series (3 books)
Craig, Claire & Feddersen, Melanie (ill)
No book cover.
17282
Harriet Bright: holiday hullabaloo
Harriet Bright is going to have the best holiday ever, as soon as four things happen in her life. Until then, she's in a real hullabaloo. The clever and zany Harriet Bright will get into your head and whisk you away on adventures.
ISBN 9780143305071
Series Harriet Bright series (3 of 3)
Publisher Puffin Australia, 2010
Craig, Claire & Feddersen, Melanie (ill)
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Harriet Bright: the star you are
Harriet Bright is a quirky, nine year old girl with a best friend, Melly Fanshawe. Three different, funny stories tell you why adults don't laugh as much as children, what might happen when you research your family history and what you do, if you enter a talent quest, to win a year's supply of chocolate bars.
ISBN 9780143305064
Series Harriet Bright series (3 books)
Publisher Puffin Australia, 2010
Craig, Claire & Feddersen, Melanie (ill)
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Bloodhound boys: great blood bank robbery
The undead world has many dangerous creatures, many of which Rocky the werewolf and Vince the vampire meet in their search to find who has robbed the city's blood bank.
ISBN 9781922179302
Publisher Walker Books, 2013
Cranna, Andrew
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Bloodhound boys: monster truck tremor dilemma
Rocky and Vince are competing in a monster truck race. Full of twists and turns, the lethal race will send the boys way off track.
ISBN 9781922179326
Publisher Walker Books Australia Pty Ltd, 2014
Cranna, Andrew
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Crawf's kick it to Nick:
The Crocs have won the chance to play at half-time during the AFL Grand Final. It doesn't get any better than this. But their old enemy Cactus is back. He's greener and meaner than ever and he's out to destroy football for good. Can Nick, Ella and Bruiser win the game and save everyone in the MCG?
ISBN 9780143307921
Series Crawf's kick it to Nick series (8 books)
Publisher Penguin Books Australia, 2015
Crawford, Shane & Beck, Adrian & McKenzie, Heath (ill)
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Crawf's kick it to Nick: Bugs from beyond
After a long first half of the season, the Crocs might finally have a chance to win a game. But, when mutant bugs start burrowing up from beneath the oval to attack, there may not even be a team left to take the field. If Nick and his friends can't figure out how to stop the bugs, losing the game will be the least of their problems.
ISBN 9780143307877
Series Crawf's kick it to Nick series (8 books)
Publisher Puffin Australia, 2014
Crawford, Shane & Beck, Adrian & McKenzie, Heath (ill)
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Crawf's kick it to Nick: Cursed cup, The
It's the first footy game on the new oval and Nick and his team, the Cobar Creek Crocs, are desperate to win the golden cup. But, when the cup is removed from its cabinet, it turns into a terrifying metal monster, hungry to destroy everything in its path. Nick's not just playing for a win, he's playing for his life.
ISBN 9780143307846
Series Crawf's kick it to Nick series (8 books)
Publisher Penguin Books Australia, 2014
Crawford, Shane & Beck, Adrian & McKenzie, Heath (ill)
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Crawf's kick it to Nick: Footybot Face-off
Nick finds school Science Week far from boring when robot prototypes known as footybots visit for a demonstration game. But the footybots go haywire and cause chaos on the oval. How will Nick and his teammates outplay these pint-sized pests?
ISBN 9780143307891
Series Crawf's kick it to Nick series (8 books)
Publisher Penguin Books Australia, 2015
Crawford, Shane & Beck, Adrian & McKenzie, Heath (ill)
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Crawf's kick it to Nick: Forward line freak
Nick is the captain of his footy team, the Cobar Creek Crocs. When Nick turns into a power-hungry, real life monster, it's hard to get the team to work together. Nick's friends must find out the cause and change him back.
ISBN 9780143307860
Series Crawf's kick it to Nick series (8 books)
Publisher Penguin Books Australia, 2014
Crawford, Shane & Beck, Adrian & McKenzie, Heath (ill)
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Crawf's kick it to Nick: Outbreak on the oval
Nick has been replaced as captain and the Crocs' chances of winning a game are looking slim. It's his worst footy nightmare come true. Nick was sure the mutant bugs had been crushed but, now, the queen bug has the whole school in her sights, and she's not happy. It's Nick, Ella and Bruiser versus the nastiest, ugliest monster ever.
ISBN 9780143307884
Series Crawf's kick it to Nick series (8 books)
Publisher Penguin Books Australia, 2014
Crawford, Shane & Beck, Adrian & McKenzie, Heath (ill)
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Crawf's Kick it to Nick: T-Rex at training
The Crocs have scraped into the finals! And at a last-minute training session Nick learns what's buried beneath the oval. But the freaky discovery causes a T-Rex fossil to come to life. . . If Nick can't stop the T-Rex, the day of Nick's final might be Nick's final day
ISBN 9780143307914
Series Crawf's kick it to Nick series (8 books)
Publisher Penguin Books Australia, 2015
Crawford, Shane & Beck, Adrian & McKenzie, Heath (ill)
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22493
Crawf's kick it to Nick: Fanged footys, The
It's the closing round of the footy season and the Crocs plan to give it their all and finally score a victory. So, the last thing Nick and his friends need is to be confronted by a swarm of vicious fanged footballs. Nick is used to chasing footys. He never expected to be chased by them.
ISBN 9780143307907
Series Crawf's kick it to Nick series (8 books)
Publisher Penguin Books Australia, 2015
Crawford, Shane & Beck, Adrian & McKenzie, Heath (ill)
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Reptiles
Outstanding colour photography with clearly written text presented as informative captions and key paragraphs, on a double page spread for each reptile. Lots of Australian reptiles are featured.
ISBN 9780809492473
Publisher Time Life, 1999
Creagh, Carson & Greer, Allen (ed.)
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Love that dog
Narrative poem about an endearingly unassuming, straight-talking boy who discovers the powers and pleasures of the poems studied at school with his teacher, Ms Stretchberry. He creates a poem about his new dog and writes to one of the poets.
ISBN 9780747556169
Publisher Bloomsbury, 2001
Creech, Sharon
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Replay
Leo, a quiet boy nicknamed Sardine because he's the middle child in a boisterous family, is cast in the school play as an old woman. He discovers the journal his father kept at thirteen and finds out there's more to dad than he ever knew.
ISBN 9780747581864
Publisher Bloomsbury, 2005
Creech, Sharon
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Unfinished angel, The
In the ancient, stone tower of the Casa Rosa, life for one angel has been the same for as long as s/he can remember. Until Zola arrives. For neighbours who have been long-time enemies, children who have been lost and villagers who have been sleepily living their lives, beware. Zola and the angel are about to collide.
ISBN 9780143203759
Publisher HarperCollins Australia, 2009
Topics / Year 6 easy reads /
Creech, Sharon
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Hate that cat
Jack is pleased that Mrs Stretchberry is his teacher again this year. The only problem is she likes cats and he hates them. Or, at least, he does until he gets to know some kittens and reads some poetry about cats.
ISBN 9780747599807
Publisher Bloomsbury, 2009
Topics / Year 6 easy reads /
Creech, Sharon
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Troy Thompson's excellent poetry book
An excellent collection of clever poems. The dialogue between student and teacher in Troy's school exercise book is all written in poetry. Just like Mrs Kranke, Troy's teacher, this book will encourage a love of poetry.
ISBN 9780850918342
Publisher Thomas C Lothian Pty Ltd, 1998
Crew, Gary
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Timing the machine
Is H.G. Wells' legendary Time Machine still travelling into the past, the future, or lost somewhere in the here or now. Take the journey with Enoch as he tries to find out,
ISBN 9781922134530
Publisher Harbour Publishing House, 2016
Crew, Gary & O'Sullivan, Paul (ill)
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I did nothing: the extinction of the gastric-brooding frog
Zeek learns the fate of what might have been the last Gastric-Brooding Frog. Sadly, the frog, which may have held the secret of a cure for cancer, was known for just nine years before all trace of it was lost in the wild.
ISBN 9780734405074
Publisher Thomas C Lothian Pty Ltd, 2004
Crew, Gary & Wilson, Mark (ill)
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I said nothing: the extinction of the paradise parrot
Young Harry tells the story of the death of the last Paradise Parrot, possibly the most beautiful of all Australian birds. While he tries to blame trappers for the bird's extinction, he soon realises that he must take some responsibility himself.
ISBN 9780734405593
Publisher Thomas C Lothian Pty Ltd, 2003
Crew, Gary & Wilson, Mark (ill)
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I saw nothing: the extinction of the thylacine
Rosie witnessed the capture of the last thylacine (tiger-wolf) in Tasmania. She is concerned that she may have been able to do something to save it, and so save the species from extinction.
ISBN 9780734404725
Publisher Thomas C Lothian Pty Ltd, 2003
Crew, Gary & Wilson, Mark (ill)
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Young Murphy
John Murphy was fifteen years old when he joined Leichhardt's ill-conceived expedition of discovery into northern Australia in 1844.
ISBN 9780734407801
Publisher Thomas C Lothian Pty Ltd, 2005
Crew, Gary & Wilson, Mark (ill)
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18732
Crimpy's cartooning for kids
A cartoonist gives step-by-step strategies for practising drawing skills, supported by puzzles that revise earlier material.
ISBN 9781869505905
Publisher HarperCollins Australia, 2006
Crimp, Daryl
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37132
Bones
Twins,Danny and Nicki, notice that their dog, Patch, is bringing home bones to bury in the garden. The only problem is that the bones look like human bones. The police are called in and their dad's prize-winning flowers are dug up. When they follow Patch around the neighbourhood, they get a very big surprise indeed.
ISBN 9780143303992
Publisher Penguin NZ, 2008
Crisp, Maureen
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iHarry
Having a father who designs the latest mobile phone technology is awesome, except Harry's mother won't allow him to have his own phone until high school next year. When his dad shows him the latest prototype, Harry cannot resist borrowing it to test. At first, its capabilities are astounding until the phone begins take on a life and personality of its own. Even Bozo, the school bully, cannot compete.
ISBN 9780143305750
Series Aussie chomps (17 books)
Publisher Puffin Australia, 2011
Croasdale, Laurine
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Travel book, The
Take a world tour through 200 countries with this travel book. It is packed full with thousands of amazing facts on wildlife, how people live, sports, hideous and mouth-watering food, festivals and a wide range of other quirky insights on every page. Every single country gets its own dedicated page, and a mixture of photographs and sensational illustrations bring each country to life.
ISBN 9781743607718
Publisher Lonely Planet Publications, 2017
Croft, Malcolm & Li, Maggie (ill)
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Demon headmaster, The
There is something sinister going on at Dinah's new school. The headmaster has a weird kind of control over the pupils.
ISBN 9780192718556
Publisher Oxford University Press, 2001
Cross, Gillian
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Blitz: a wartime girl's diary 1940-1941
Edie and her little brother, Tom, are evacuated to rural Wales during the Blitz on London. Many parents sent their children to live in a safer place when German bombs rained down on the major cities of England during World War II. For Edie and Tom it is not a happy solution. Edie struggles to mother and protect Tom in harsh countryside with an austere family and an unfriendly school community.
ISBN 9781407103716
Series My story (16 books)
Publisher Scholastic UK, 2008
Cross, Vince
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Princess of Egypt: an Egyptian girl's diary 1490 BC
Asha, the daughter of King Thutmose, does not want to live the constrained life of privileged, pampered Egyptian women. She loves to train her body and her mind, and resents the power and importance of men. One day, a prophecy foretells that a young woman will prove to be the best man in the Two Kingdoms and Asha is caught up in a world of plots, danger and intrigue.
ISBN 9781407103099
Series My story (16 books)
Publisher Scholastic UK, 2008
Cross, Vince
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946
Waterslain angels
The discovery of a beautifully carved angel wing at the village church intrigues Annie. She and her new friend, Sandy, are determined to solve the centuries old mystery of the angels that went missing from the Waterslain Church. What begins as a childish quest soon becomes an extremely dangerous adventure.
ISBN 9781842556917
Publisher Orion, 2008
Crossley-Holland, Kevin
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Pop-up machines
Twenty-eight working pop-up machines feature in this book.
ISBN 9780744507850
Publisher Walker Books, 1988
Crowther, Robert
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DK findout: Solar System
All you have you ever wanted to know about the Solar System, from what are Saturn's rings made of or how long does it take to get to Pluto. This book is packed with surprising facts and amazing pictures that are out of this world.
ISBN 9780241225202
Series DK findout series NEW SERIES 2018 (10 books)
Publisher Dorling Kindersley, 2016
Topics / STEM /
Cruddas, Sara
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Care and feeding of a pet black hole, The
Stella Rodriguez learns the hard way that caring for a black hole can be a rather complicated thing. They are fantastic at swallowing stuff - all the stuff she no longer wants around, like scratchy sweaters and her brother Cosmo's annoying toy. More importantly Stella finds that she can get rid of other things, things that remind her of her dad, who died recently, things that remind her to be sad. It's gets even more interesting when the black hole accidentally swallows something far too precious to lose and Stella has to go deep inside on an epic, interstellar adventure to save her whole world. Who knew that have a pet black hole could be so much trouble?
ISBN 9781471170188
Publisher Simon & Schuster, 2018
Topics / Displacement /
Cuevas, Michelle
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Clearheart
Ella is the Clearheart, part human and part magical. She is striving to learn how to fly so she can win the skateboarding championship, but the Duke has a dastardly plan to invade Magus which Ella must foil.
ISBN 9781741694673
Series Flitterwig series (2 of 3)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2009
Cullen, Edrei
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71225
Flitterwig
Ella meets an emotionally unstable pixie and discovers she is the only one who can save the magical kingdom of Magus.
ISBN 9781741690866
Series Flitterwig series (1 of 3)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2008
Cullen, Edrei
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Flitterwig series
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Series Flitterwig series (3 books)
Cullen, Edrei
No book cover.
4854
Scatterbungle
Ella's school and the rest of the world are under attack, by Scatterbungle. The Magicals are being stripped of their powers and it is Ella's destiny as the Clearheart to stop the devastation.
ISBN 9781741696424
Series Flitterwig series (3 of 3)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2011
Cullen, Edrei
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14885
Danny Allen was here
Danny, his brother and sister and their friend, Mark, get up to all sorts of hilarious, hair-raising mischief. But, Danny and his family must face the biggest challenge of all, life without their farm.
ISBN 9780330422949
Publisher Pan MacMillan, 2007
Cummings, Phil
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Take it easy, Danny Allen
When the family farm is repossessed by the bank, Danny has no alternative but to accept his parents' decision to move to the city and start a new life. But life in the city frightens Danny and he has difficulty adjusting and making friends. A runaway dog helps Danny to adjust.
ISBN 9780330423731
Publisher Pan MacMillan, 2008
Cummings, Phil
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Ride, Ricardo, ride
Ricardo loved to ride his bike through the village. He rode every day, under endless skies, quiet and clear. But, then, the shadows came and changed Ricardo's life.
ISBN 9781742990736
Publisher Omnibus Books, 2015
Cummings, Phil & Devries, Shane (ill)
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Feathers
The sandpiper stretched its wings in the chilling breeze. It knew it was time to leave...so it took flight. Follow the feathers as they fall along this exquisite journey of heartache, hope and home.
ISBN 9781760157357
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2017
Cummings, Phil & Lesnie, Phil (ill)
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Peasant prince, The
Chinese-inspired watercolours charmingly support this picture-book adaptation of the true story of the life of a boy in Communist China, during the last decade of Chairman Mao's reign. At eleven, Li was plucked from obscurity to train as a ballet dancer, thus escaping his poor, peasant village roots. He travelled the world as a dancer and was finally reunited with his parents.
ISBN 9780670070541
Publisher Penguin, 2007
Cunxin, Li & Spudvilas, Anne
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