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ID Title Author  
7504
Anaconda ambush
Sam Fox is on a field trip with his uncle in the Amazon when he's swept over a waterfall into an underground lake and discovers a fortune in gold. But, there's an enormous anaconda lurking in the cave and the snake is just the first obstacle Sam will have to overcome if he's to get out of the Amazon alive.
ISBN 9780143303701
Series Extreme adventures series (8 of 11)
Publisher Penguin Books Australia, 2008
D'Ath, Justin
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9199
Astrid Spark fixologist: the girl with the incredible, magnetic fingers
The silly, inventive and fun adventures of a girl with a magnetic finger.
ISBN 9781865087184
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2002
D'Ath, Justin
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1886
Boy versus rat dog
Colt doesn't know his own strength. When a showdown with a rat dog has tragic consequences, his arch enemy, Officer Katt, seeks revenge. She steals the thing that matters most to Colt, right when his superpowers seem to have disappeared. But superpowers or not, Birdy and Colt are on the case, and the secrets they uncover could change Colt's life forever.
ISBN 9780143307297
Series Lost world circus series (4 of 4)
Publisher Penguin Books Australia, 2013
D'Ath, Justin
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26965
Bushfire rescue
While trying to stop cattle rustlers from stealing a stud bull, an injured Sam is isolated in the mountains during a horrific bushfire. To survive, he must rely on his courage, ingenuity and the help of Chainsaw, a mad old rodeo bull.
ISBN 9780143302209
Series Extreme adventures series (2 of 11)
Publisher Penguin Books Australia, 2005
D'Ath, Justin
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17167
Crocodile attack
Exciting story of a fourteen year old boy and his two year old cousin who are kidnapped by a robber in Queensland during a cyclone. When the getaway car crashes into the raging Crocodile River, they must face many ordeals to survive.
ISBN 9780143302230
Series Extreme adventures series (1 of 11)
Publisher Penguin Books Australia, 2005
D'Ath, Justin
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44884
Devil danger
Sam Fox is on a skiing trip in Tasmania when a baby plummets out of a cable car overhead. The baby is Crown Prince Thomas, the four month old son of European Princess Monica, and the fall results from a bungled kidnap attempt. Before he knows it, Sam is on the run from kidnappers and avoiding avalanches and explosions to keep the young Crown Prince alive.
ISBN 9780143303725
Series Extreme adventures series (10 of 11)
Publisher Penguin Books Australia, 2009
D'Ath, Justin
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Extreme adventures series
Any two books from this series may be read as Challenge books and up to five more can be read as personal choice books. Go to the online booklists for the PRC ID of the individual books in this series.
Series Extreme adventures series (11 books)
D'Ath, Justin
No book cover.
25879
Grizzly trap
Sam Fox is on a cub scout trip to North America when their bus crashes down a canyon. Some of the group are seriously injured so Sam and two cubs set off to find help. But, Sam is thousands of kilometres from home, in the middle of the American wilderness. A wilderness full of howling wolves and a massive, unpredictable grizzly bear that's following them.
ISBN 9780143303718
Series Extreme adventures series (9 of 11)
Publisher Penguin Books Australia, 2009
D'Ath, Justin
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13215
Infamous
Tim Chambers has a secret. It all begins when there is a report of a sighting of a Tasmanian tiger and Tim has a plan that could make him famous. He has the best of intentions but things don't go at all according to his plan.
ISBN 9781875930036
Publisher Holy Angels, 1999
D'Ath, Justin
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41434
Killer whale
Sam Fox is on holidays with his family in Antarctica. When their ski plane crashes, Sam and his brother are separated from the rest of the group. While they are stranded on a wobbly icefloe, a massive creature, with huge jaws and rows of jagged teeth, emerges from the deep.
ISBN 9780143303206
Series Extreme adventures series (7 of 11)
Publisher Penguin Books Australia, 2008
D'Ath, Justin
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57645
Last elephant, The
Colt Lawless is on the run, suddenly famous, and more than a little superhuman. Twelve years from now, rat flu has wiped out almost every animal and bird on the planet. The creatures in the Lost World Circus are the last of their kind. But the Rat Cops are determined to shut down the circus, and Colt and his acrobat friend Birdy might be the only ones who can save it, starting the world's last elephant.
ISBN 9780143307266
Series Lost world circus series (1 of 4)
Publisher Penguin Books Australia, 2013
D'Ath, Justin
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Lost world circus series
Any two books from this series may be read as Challenge books and up to five more can be read as personal choice books. Go to the online booklists for the PRC ID of the individual books in this series.
Series Lost world circus series (4 books)
D'Ath, Justin
No book cover.
10011
Man eater
Sam Fox is on a youth conference in Africa when the tour bus takes off without him, leaving him stranded in the wilderness. Sam uses his wits to escape an angry mother elephant, a king cobra, a hyena and a hungry crocodile. It may not be so easy to survive an encounter with a ferocious, man-eating leopard.
ISBN 9780143303213
Series Extreme adventures series (6 of 11)
Publisher Penguin Books Australia, 2007
D'Ath, Justin
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1716
Monkey mountain
During a class trip to Borneo, Mount Bako erupts, leaving Sam Fox stranded with his teacher who is suffering a heart attack. When they finally make it down from the mountain to the sea, Sam and Mr Griffin face even greater danger.
ISBN 9780143304418
Series Extreme adventures series (11 of 11)
Publisher Puffin Australia, 2010
D'Ath, Justin
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89611
Phoebe Nash: girl warrior
Phoebe is holidaying with her family in Africa. From the outset things do not go according to plan as Phoebe becomes involved in an adventure of a lifetime, having witnessed the kidnapping of an African politician, and then being part of his rescue. All this is set in the wilds of Africa, with lions and elephants aplenty.
ISBN 9780980566420
Publisher Laguna Bay Publishing, 2010
D'Ath, Justin
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1925
Plague island
A kidnapping, a bird-napping and an offer of help from a mysterious stranger. That's just the start of a wild ride that leaves Colt (aka Superclown) and Birdy (aka Clowngirl) abandoned on remote, rat-infested Plague Island. When Birdy gets bitten by a ghost rat, she has only a few hours to live.
ISBN 9780143307303
Series Lost world circus series (5 of 4)
Publisher Penguin Books Australia, 2014
D'Ath, Justin
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10014
Scorpion sting
Sam is caving in the desert when the roof collapses, trapping his brother. But when Sam reaches the cave exit, he meets a sea of huge, angry scorpions. That's just the first deadly obstacle he will have to face to save his brother.
ISBN 9780143302223
Series Extreme adventures series (4 of 11)
Publisher Penguin Books Australia, 2006
D'Ath, Justin
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1957
Secret superhero, The
Colt Lawless has been performing superhuman acts all over town. To protect his secret identity, he and Birdy have come up with the ultimate disguise. Superclown - completely fearless and impossibly strong. But when he wrestles with an angry panther at a crowded school disco, it looks like Superclown's cover is blown already.
ISBN 9780143307280
Series Lost world circus series (3 of 4)
Publisher Penguin Books Australia, 2013
D'Ath, Justin
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76189
Shark bait
Sam is at the Great Barrier Reef when he and a young Japanese tourist are swept off a coral shelf by a freak wave. Before they know it, a strong current has pushed them out into open water and danger.
ISBN 9780143302216
Series Extreme adventures series (3 of 11)
Publisher Penguin Books Australia, 2006
D'Ath, Justin
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748
Singing ape, The
Caruso, the singing gibbon, has been sneaking out of his cage at night, and Colt thinks he knows why. Ever since he joined the Lost World Circus, he's been able to do all kinds of impossible things. He can understand animals, pick up an elephant and catch a helicopter. But is Colt strong enough to face what happens when he tries to set Caruso free.
ISBN 9780143307273
Series Lost world circus series (2 of 4)
Publisher Puffin Australia, 2013
D'Ath, Justin
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80496
Spider bite
When Sam's twin brothers are carried off in a runaway hot-air balloon, Sam tries to save them, only to end up trapped himself. What starts as a joyride turns into a life and death struggle when Jordan is bitten by a funnel-web spider.
ISBN 9780143303046
Series Extreme adventures series (5 of 11)
Publisher Penguin Books Australia, 2007
D'Ath, Justin
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13978
Stuff happens: Cooper
Stuff happens sometimes. For Cooper, it happened on school camp. When his former-rugby-champion grandfather dies, Cooper has trouble dealing with it. To make matters worse, the funeral falls on the first day of the Year Five camp so Cooper misses out on the bus trip with his friends, doing abseiling, and sharing a cabin with his friends. When Cooper disobeys a kayak instructors' directions, he puts both his life and that of his paddle-buddy Lily Ng in serious danger.
ISBN 9780143308218
Series Stuff happens series (12 books)
Publisher Penguin Books Australia,
D'Ath, Justin
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29438
Tiger trouble
Sam is determined to save a pair of baby tigers about to be smuggled out of India, when he encounters a tiger which can take care of itself.
ISBN 9780143304425
Series Extreme adventures series (11 books)
Publisher Puffin Australia, 2010
D'Ath, Justin
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4648
Upside down girl, The
Desperate to be famous, young Brittany Hu attempts to set a "McGuinness record", but ends up weightless, a condition which results in some hilarious predicaments. The tongue-in-cheek subtexts are very entertaining.
ISBN 9781865081342
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2000
D'Ath, Justin
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13999
Fire within, The
When David moves in with Liz and Lucy, he discovers hand crafted, clay dragons that come to life and have magical powers. David's personal dragon inspires him to write a story about the adventures of their local squirrel population.
ISBN 9781841215334
Publisher Orchard Books, 2001
d'Lacey, Chris
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1240
Stuff happens: Ned
Ned has a new teacher, one who calls herself a monster, who will make him work like he's never worked before. An experiment with a hamburger leads Ned to trouble.
ISBN 9780143308096
Series Stuff happens series (12 books)
Publisher Puffin Australia, 2014
Daddo, Andrew
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12731
Run, kid, run
School holidays and Mum and the kids are off to the country. Mum is called back to her work where there is a no kid rule. When Mum has to break that rule, Jess and Harrison get into more and more strife.
ISBN 9780733319280
Series ABC kids series (3 books)
Publisher ABC Books, 2007
Daddo, Andrew & Smith, Craig (ill)
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BFG, The
The big friendly giant captures Sophie but he only wants to keep her, not eat her, as the other giants would.
ISBN 9780141311371
Publisher Puffin UK, 2001
Dahl, Roald
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Charlie and the chocolate factory
Willy Wonka, the eccentric chocolate-maker, opens his doors to the public. Young Charlie Bucket and four unworthy fellow winners, have the opportunity to discover some extraordinary secrets. For Charlie, life will never be the same again.
ISBN 9780141311302
Publisher Puffin UK, 2002
Dahl, Roald
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4599
Charlie and the great glass elevator
Charlie Bucket has won Willy Wonka's chocolate factory and is on his way to take possession of it, in a great glass elevator. When the elevator makes a fearful whooshing noise, Charlie and his family find themselves in splendid orbit around the Earth. A daring adventure has begun, with Willy Wonka leading the way.
ISBN 9780141322698
Publisher Puffin Australia, 2007
Dahl, Roald
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Matilda
Matilda is an exceptional child with magical powers. Her parents have called her some terrible things. The truth is, she's a genius and they're the silly ones. Find out how she gets the better of them and her spiteful headmistress, Miss Trunchbull.
ISBN 9780141314563
Publisher Penguin, 2003
Dahl, Roald
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3646
Revolting rhymes
Quite gory but always funny, classic tales retold in a collection for those who love their fairy tales with a satirical, and worldly twist. Meet Cinderella, a young woman who wants to marry a nice, ordinary man and Goldilocks, the house-breaker.
ISBN 9780140568240
Publisher Penguin Books Ltd, UK, 2001
Topics / Year 6 easy reads /
Dahl, Roald
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4905
Witches, The
The scary, funny and imaginative tale of a seven year old boy who has a run-in with some real-life witches.
ISBN 9780141311395
Publisher Puffin UK, 2004
Dahl, Roald
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87322
Danny the champion of the world
Danny loves his life with his dad in the little gypsy caravan. His dad never runs out of wonderful stories. When Danny discovers his father' s secret, he' s off on the adventure of a lifetime, involving an hilarious pheasant-snatching expedition, and a daring plot to get the better of the horrible Mr Victor Hazell.
ISBN 9780141322674
Publisher Penguin Books Ltd, UK, 2007
Dahl, Roald & Blake, Quentin (ill)
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15352
Mysteries & marvels of nature (Usborne)
Spectacular animal and plant photographs with interesting information about the wonders of nature.
ISBN 9780746052983
Publisher Usborne Publishing Ltd, 2003
Topics / STEM /
Dalby, Elizabeth
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129371
Moon bear rescue
A village opts to send a lost bear cub to a rescue sanctuary rather than sell it to a bear farm, where it would have died of chronic infections after being ""milked"" of bile for Chinese medicines, the plight of Asiatic black bears in Southern China.
ISBN 9780734409386
Publisher Lothian Books, 2006
Dale, Kim
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6165
Kittens in the kitchen (Animal Ark 1)
Set in the UK, Mandy helps her veterinarian parents after school. She must find suitable homes for the school cat's kittens.
ISBN 9780340877036
Publisher Hodder Children's Books (UK), 2006
Topics / Year 5 easy reads /
Daniels, Lucy
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21059
Ash Rover: keeper of the phoenix
Ash Rover stumbles across a phoenix egg, but this magical bird is going to bring danger to his village. Ash is soon on a desperate quest to save his family and friends.
ISBN 9781922179029
Publisher Walker Books Australia Pty Ltd, 2014
Darlison, Aleesah
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About animals series NEW SERIES 2018
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 About animals series NEW SERIES 2018 (3 books)
Davey, Owen
No book cover.
2815

New
Crazy about cats
Did you know...that the fishing cat has partially webbed paws? Or that the margays can copy the sounds of other animals to lure prey? With roughly over 38 species of cats inhabiting our planet, there's plenty to discover.
ISBN 9781911171164
Series About animals series NEW SERIES 2018 (3 books)
Publisher Flying Eye Books, 2017
Davey, Owen
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39254
Mad about monkeys
Find out about the many different types of monkeys, from the smallest Pygmy Marmoset to the largest Mandrill. Discover where monkeys come from, their social life and order, how they use tools, and how deforestation threatens their populations. You'll soon be raving mad about monkeys.
ISBN 9781909263574
Series About animals series NEW SERIES 2018 (3 books)
Publisher Flying Eye Books, 2015
Davey, Owen
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757
Smart about sharks
It's time to learn some amazing facts about the sea's most feared, and most misunderstood, denizens of the deep.
ISBN 9781909263918
Series About animals series NEW SERIES 2018 (3 books)
Publisher Flying Eye Books, 2016
Davey, Owen
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19627
Down-to-Earth guide to global warming
Find out about the scientific basis of global warming and its effects on the weather, animals and plants. Practical steps to help are included as well as interesting facts and lots of photographs. The book ends optimistically with useful and attainable methods that can impact positively on the world.
ISBN 9781741691245
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2007
David, Laurie & Cambria, Gordon
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6492
Money bags
Everyone knows that Brain Davis is the smartest kid at school but he certainly isn't the luckiest. When an attack of the hiccups leaves him speechless during his appearance on Quizzical, Brain must let his best mate, Ted, take the spotlight on the richest game. But, even Brain's expert coaching cannot inspire confidence in Ted and it seems as though the evil plans of Prescott Heath may succeed again.
ISBN 9781741788594
Series Quizzical series (2 of 3)
Publisher The Five Mile Press Pty Ltd, 2009
Davidson, Leanne
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26613
Puzzle palace
Brain Davis is one of five lucky winners of the Puzzle Palace competition. His prize is being one of the first kids to enter Puzzle Palace, part theme park, part brainteaser. Brain will be challenged as never before. And, even if he and the other four winners solve the puzzles and make it all the way through, something awaits them at the very end, something they will never suspect.
ISBN 9780980724103
Series Quizzical series (3 of 3)
Publisher LJD Books, 2010
Davidson, Leanne
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10890
Quizzical
The underdog school versus the prestigious grammar school; the smartest kid versus a plotting principal. Intertwined are stories of friendships, family relationships, a naughty pet who saves the day and lessons learnt all round.
ISBN 9780646458687
Series Quizzical series (1 of 3)
Publisher LJD Books, 2006
Davidson, Leanne
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Quizzical 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 Quizzical series (3 books)
Davidson, Leanne
No book cover.
38435
Magpie
Author Luke Davies wrote a poem called Childhood Terror which described, in nine lines, the fear of a magpie attack, and a boy's reaction as his father helps him face that fear. This wonderful picture book turns the poem into a story of a dog and his pup on a journey to find the magpie.
ISBN 9780733322686
Publisher ABC Books, 2010
Davies, Luke & Kiuru, Inari (ill)
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25541
Extreme animals: the toughest creatures on Earth
Fascinating insight into how animals can survive some of the harshest conditions on the planet. Find out how sperm whales and elephant seals can stay underwater for up to 50 minutes and lots more interesting and unusual facts.
ISBN 9781406305593
Publisher Walker Books, 2006
Davies, Nicola
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93723
What's eating you
Every animal has a habitat, a place where it belongs, finds food and shelter, and raises its babies. You are a habitat for many small, almost invisible creatures. Find out about parasites like fleas and lice, tapeworms and pinworms, and the animals, human and non-human, on and in which they live.
ISBN 9781406313543
Publisher Walker Books, 2007
Davies, Nicola & Layton, Neal (ill)
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3064
Red pencil, The
Twelve year old Amira's dream is to go to school. But, life in her peaceful Sudanese village is shattered when the terrifying Janjaweed militia arrives. They burn her village and unleash unspeakable horrors. Amira needs to find the strength to make the long journey, on foot, to a refugee camp. Life is tough at the camp until the gift of a simple red pencil opens her mind and all kinds of possibilities. Verse novel about real events.
ISBN 9780316247801
Publisher Little, Brown & Co, 2014
Topics / Displacement /
Davis Pinkey, Andrea & Evans, Shane W (ill)
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9210
Honey spot
Through the friendship between a black boy and a white girl, race relations and conservation are dealt with in this play.
ISBN 9780868191638
Publisher Currency Press, 1988
Davis, Jack
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10869
Chewing-gum kid, The
Simon Bright has a feeling that this week is going to be different and he's right. After the discovery of the Super-Gum, his life changes.
ISBN 9780143300052
Series Aussie bites (84 books)
Publisher Penguin, 2002
Dawe, Bruce
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50129
Smarty-cat
Barry is more than just clever. He's a talking cat, a TV star and a quiz show champion. Barry is a cat in a million, a real smarty-cat.
ISBN 9780143302537
Series Aussie bites (84 books)
Publisher Puffin Australia, 2007
Dawe, Bruce
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12692

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Migration to Australia: Refugees
Find out about Australia's responses to people arriving as refugees, from colonial times up until the present. Read about the contributions refugees have made to Australia and the challenges they have faced.
ISBN 9781925630114
Publisher Redback Publishing, 2017
Day, William
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41518

New
Usborne creative writer's handbook, The
All the help you need to write better stories, blogs, scripts and poetry. Features lists of inspiring words and tips on editing and grammar. See how well-known writers put techniques into practice and try jotting out your own ideas on the blank pages at the back.
ISBN 9781474922494
Publisher Usborne Publishing Ltd, 2017
Daynes, Katie & Cullis
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21591
See inside your body
Peel away the layers of your body to find out what is going on beneath! This book investigates all of the crucial processes the body undergoes every day, looking at all the important internal organs involved. Find out what happens to an apple once you eat it, how breathing works and why we need to do it, and just how your amazing brain does what it does. Every page is filled with flaps - lift them to reveal the fascinating facts underneath!
ISBN 9780746070055
Series See inside Usborne flap books series NEW SERIES 2018 (5 books)
Publisher Usborne Publishing Ltd, 2006
Topics / STEM /
Daynes, Katie & King, Colin (ill)
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1922
Ripley's human body: believe it or not
Explicit diagrams and quirky pictures all contribute to bring us information about the capability of the human body and some of the more unusual things humans have done. Find out how fast your blood flows, and what happens inside your head.
ISBN 9781741695977
Series Ripley's twists series (4 books)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2009
de la Bedoyere, Camilla & Ghani, Irfan (cons)
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33032
Ripley's wild animals: believe it or not
Eye catching and fun filled way of looking at a traditional factual book on wild animals. Unbelievable stories and images, mixed with core information, are presented to answer such questions as how animals solve problems and which animals are extreme survivors.
ISBN 9781741695960
Series Ripley's twists series (4 books)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2009
de la Bedoyere, Camilla & Taylor, Barbara (cons)
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2500
Name at the end of the ladder, The
Everyone has to wait until their twelfth birthday for the Name Bank to decide each person's name. Usually, safe botanical names are chosen. September wants a special, unique name and is enticed by spooky Madame Alcina to be able to choose her own name by playing a board game. What she is not told is that, so far, no one has managed to win and some players have not reappeared. Every dice roll leads to danger.
ISBN 9781922244475
Publisher Walker Books Australia Pty Ltd, 2014
De Roo, Elena
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Little prince, The
The whimsical story of an airman's discovery of a very appealing small boy from another planet in the desert. A thought-provoking allegory of the human condition that has become a classic.
ISBN 9781853261589
Publisher Wordsworth Editions Ltd, 2002
de Saint-Exupery, Antoine
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Bomber balloon, The
When a Zeppelin aircraft crashes over a British town, the German soldiers meet those they have been bombing, including one very angry girl.
ISBN 9781408191651
Series World War I tales series (4 of 4)
Publisher A & C Black, 2013
Deary, Terry
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Last flight, The
Alfred is an air observer, flying above the war, taking photos of the enemy lines. But the Germans are also in the sky.
ISBN 9781408191682
Series World War I tales series (2 of 4)
Publisher A & C Black, 2013
Deary, Terry
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Pigeon spy, The
Can one heroic homing pigeon make it through enemy territory to save two hundred American soldiers trapped behind enemy lines.
ISBN 9781408191712
Series World War I tales series (3 of 4)
Publisher A & C Black, 2013
Deary, Terry
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War game, The
They said the war would be over by Christmas, but it isn't. The German and English trenches face each other, with No Man's land inbetween. But on Christmas Eve the shooting stops and on Christmas day, guns are put down.
ISBN 9781408191743
Series World War I tales series (1 of 4)
Publisher A & C Black, 2013
Deary, Terry
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World War I tales series
Any two books from this series may be read as Challenge books and up to five more can be read as personal choice books. Go to the online booklists for the PRC ID of the individual books in this series.
Series World War I tales series (4 books)
Deary, Terry
No book cover.
134884
Going batty
Bats have always been linked with scary things but they may not be as scary as you think. Take a close look at the world of bats and you'll see that there's a lot more to these fascinating creatures.
ISBN 9781865048772
Series X-zone series (48 books)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2005
Topics / Year 6 easy reads /
Deckert Tempany
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Animals talk back
Animals have their own form of language. Full of fascinating facts and stories from around the world about animals, this book will change the way you look at animals.
ISBN 9781865048895
Series X-zone series (48 books)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2005
Topics / Year 6 easy reads /
Deckert, Tempany
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In your dreams
For some period every day, we sleep. Find out why we need to sleep and why it's not a waste of time.
ISBN 9781865048956
Series X-zone series (48 books)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2005
Topics / Year 6 easy reads /
Deckert, Tempany
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4996

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Socks, sandbags and leeches: Letters to my Anzac dad
Ivy and her mother live in Australia, far away from where the Great War is raging. Ivy writes to her father, who is fighting overseas, all about life at home. About the socks and sandbags she and her friends make and the leeches they catch to sell to the hospital. The war keeps dragging on and she keeps on writing, hoping her dad returns safe.
ISBN 9780642278845
Publisher National Library of Australia, 2016
Topics / Australians at war /
Deeves, Pauline
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Bush Christmas, A
It's Christmas in the bush and the sun burns hotly through the gums. Down the road old Rogan comes for a bite of tucker and a beer. Mum's in the kitchen cooking up a turkey and plum pudding. A famous Australian poem revisited.
ISBN 9781742032078
Publisher Black Dog Books, 2011
Dennis, C J & Huxley, Dee (ill)
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M is for mates: animals in wartime from Ajax to Zep
Without the service of animals, many more Australians would have lost their lives during wartime. This intriguing book presents information about food, equipment, battle environments, war propaganda, uniforms, symbols and transport. Filled with authentic photos, wartime anecdotes and strange but true facts.
ISBN 9781877007392
Publisher Dept of Veterans' Affairs & Australian War Memorial, 2009
Department of Veterans' Affairs & Australian War Memorial
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Reflections of a solitary hamster
Meet Hamster, completely self-obsessed and passionate about waffles. Join him and his friends, kindly Mole, diffident Hedgehog, selflessly generous Snail and super-confident Rabbit as they prepare for a celebration, set to change everybody's lives. A deceptively simple book includes philosophical musings on life.
ISBN 9781877467455
Publisher Gecko Press, 2009
Desbordes, Astrid & Martin, Pauline (ill)
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Travels of an extraordinary hamster
Hamster lives in the clearing among his friends Mole, Snail, Hedgehog and Rabbit. They are very accepting of Hamster, who is unapologetically selfish but, somehow, endearing. Hamster is determined to visit his cousins on the moon. He knows they must be eager to meet him. But, his friends decide to go to the North Pole instead.
ISBN 9781927271834
Publisher Gecko Press, 2015
Topics / Graphic novels /
Desbordes, Astrid & Martin, Pauline (ill) & Burgess, Linda (trans)
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9961
Elephant man
Joseph doesn't look like other people. His skin is thick and lumpy, his limbs are oddly shaped, and his head has a big, bony lump. People call him Elephant Man and scream in terror when they see him. But, inside, Joseph longs for a friend to understand him. Based on the famous, true story of Joseph Merrick.
ISBN 9781760292201
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2016
Di Fiore, Mariangela & Hodnefjeld, Hilde (ill) & Hedger, Rosie (trans)
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Magician's elephant, The
The boy, the lost sister, the retired officer, the childless couple, the displaced elephant, the patient nun, the compassionate policeman, the remorseful magician, the bent and broken stonemason and the socialite crippled when the conjured elephant fell through the theatre roof and landed on her legs, all come together in the snow in this meaningful, simply but poetically told story.
ISBN 9780763644109
Publisher Candlewick Press, 2009
DiCamillo, Kate
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812
Raymie Nightingale
When her father abandons the family, young Raymie Clarke hatches a plan. To gain her dad's approval and immediate return, she'll enter and win the Little Miss Central Florida Tyre competition. Raymie must do good deeds and learn to twirl a baton. She must also contend with the frequently fainting Louisiana and the fiery Beverley. As the competition approaches, loneliness, loss and unanswerable questions draw them into an unlikely friendship, and challenge each girl to come to the rescue in unexpected ways.
ISBN 9781406363135
Publisher Walker Books, 2016
DiCamillo, Kate
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Tale of Despereaux, The
Despereaux is a very small mouse who longs to be near the beautiful Princess Pea. Mouse law forbids any contact between mice and humans. When Despereaux lands in the castle dungeon, he must show enormous courage and ingenuity to escape.
ISBN 9780744598698
Publisher Walker Books, 2004
DiCamillo, Kate & Basil Ering, Timothy (ill)
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6085
Flora & Ulysses: the illuminated adventures
It begins, as the best superhero stories do, with a tragic accident. Ulysses, the squirrel, never saw the vacuum cleaner coming. Flora Belle Buckman, who has read every issue of the comic book, Terrible Things Can Happen to You, steps in to save him. Ulysses now has powers of strength, flight and misspelled poetry. Flora will be changed too, as she discovers the possibility of hope and the promise of a spacious heart.
ISBN 9780763676711
Publisher Candlewick Press, 2015
DiCamillo, Kate & Campbell, K G (ill)
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18418
Miraculous journey of Edward Tulane, The
Edward Tulane, a cold-hearted and proud toy rabbit, loves only himself until he is separated from the little girl who adores him. He travels across the country, acquiring new owners and learning some valuable lessons.
ISBN 9780763625894
Publisher Candlewick Press, 2006
DiCamillo, Kate & Ibatoulline, Bagram (ill)
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43435

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See inside space stations and other spacecraft
Blast off for an amazing inside view of spacecraft- from the early days of the Space Race to building a space station, exploring Mars and more.
ISBN 9781409599197
Series See inside Usborne flap books series NEW SERIES 2018 (5 books)
Publisher Usborne Publishing Ltd, 2017
Topics / STEM /
Dickins, Rosie & Stover, Kellan (ill)
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31810

New
M is for mutiny: History by alphabet
A taste of the intriguing history of Australia and the many entry points for readers to explore further. In the late 18th century, ragtag groups of Europeans started to arrive in Australia. Most were convicts, some were soldiers, a few had just run out of choices. They blundered onto an ancient land that had been peopled for 60,000 years. They wanted to make it just like home. They cleared the land, they fenced it, they paved it, and they put buildings on it. All the while, the country's first peoples watched on, bewildered by these clumsy immigrants and their mysterious ways. Why did Sir Joseph Banks hate bananas? Did anyone like William Bligh? Who's afraid of Pemulwuy?
ISBN 9780994384119
Publisher Berbay Publishing, 2017
Dickson, John & Emmerichs, Bern (ill)
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Bamboo flute, The
Twelve year old Paul tries to raise the spirits of his father and others during the Great Depression by reintroducing music into their lives. A tramp, Eric the Red has shown Paul how to make a bamboo flute.
ISBN 9780733615887
Publisher Hodder Headline Australia Pty Ltd, 2002
Disher, Garry
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63187
Big book of fantasy quests
Detailed and colourful fantasy-adventure scenes filled with things to find, mysteries to solve and colourful creatures and characters to outwit.
ISBN 9780746070383
Publisher Usborne Publishing Ltd, 2006
Dixon, Andrew
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12671

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Australian landscapes: Water
Australia is the second driest continent on Earth, after the Antarctic. The availability of water has defined the spread of human settlement, from the arrival of the first Aboriginal Australians over 50,000 years ago, right up until the present. Water is precious in Australia and it is not a free resource. Discover the role in human history of the hidden, underground water sources across Australia and see how the presence or lack of water has affected our geography, economy and history.
ISBN 9781925630237
Publisher Redback Publishing, 2018
Dixon, Rachel
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12686

New
Famous australians: Australian children's authors
Famous Australians presents short biographies of people who have made notable contributions to society, and who have helped make sport and children's literature such important and popular aspects of Australian culture!
ISBN 9781925630169
Publisher Redback Publishing, 2017
Dixon, Rachel
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12690

New
Famous australians: Australians at the olympic games
Famous Australians presents short biographies of people who have made notable contributions to society, and who have helped make sport and children's literature such important and popular aspects of Australian culture.
ISBN 9781925630176
Publisher Redback Publishing, 2017
Dixon, Rachel
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35537

New
DK findout: Pirates
Go back in time to discover the truth behind the myth. Readers who can't enough pirate facts will love this book. Discover what pirates ate, what life was like on-board a ship and the rules by which pirates live by.
ISBN 9780241282816
Series DK findout series NEW SERIES 2018 (10 books)
Publisher Dorling Kindersley, 2017
DK
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35542

New
Dk findout: Sharks
The book for any kid who can't get enough shark facts! Packed with facts, quizzes and incredible images of all your favourite sharks including bullhead, carpet and angel sharks. Discover sharks from prehistoric times and try to match shark eggs to their parents.
ISBN 9780241282731
Series DK findout series NEW SERIES 2018 (10 books)
Publisher Dorling Kindersley, 2017
Topics / STEM /
DK
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35538

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DK findout: Volcanoes
Everything you would want to know about the explosive world of volcanoes. Discover what the biggest volcano in the solar system is, how hot lava is and which type of lava is the stickiest.
ISBN 9780241250242
Series DK findout series NEW SERIES 2018 (10 books)
Publisher Dorling Kindersley, 2016
Topics / STEM /
DK
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33999
Reconciliation in society
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 9781420267327
Series Reconciliation in Australia seeries (6 books)
Publisher MacMillan, 2009
Dodson, Professor Mick (pres) & Stanley, Professor Fiona (pres)
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76
Cathy Freeman
A biography of one of Australia's most famous athletes and one of the books in the Young Achievers series.
ISBN 9781863918619
Publisher Heinemann, 1997
Dolan, Beth
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4952

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Serpents & werewolves: Stories of animal shape-shifters from around the world
Werewolves, talking snakes and cursed princes are the stuff of fairy tales. Stories that we have all heard and enjoyed but with a modern twist. Slimy, ugly frogs wanting a favour, playful sisters who tease their older brother, brides who cannot live with any secrets, and unusual household items that are best left untouched. Stories crafted to be read aloud and shared. Illustrated with simple silhouettes.
ISBN 9781472916341
Publisher Bloomsbury, 2015
Don, Lari & Greenwold, Francesca (ill)
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62368
Viking blood: a viking warrior AD 1008
After being injured in a raid that has gone terribly wrong, Tor Scaldbane loses his chance to be a legendary warrior. After this devastating blow, his faith is restored when he discovers the sagas of his ancestors, including the stories of glorious battles, ancient heroes and powerful gods. Now, he has his own stories to tell.
ISBN 9781407104812
Series My story (16 books)
Publisher Scholastic UK, 2008
Donkin, Andrew
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3851

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Lotterys plus one, The
Meet the Lotterys: a unique and diverse family featuring four parents, seven kids and five pets all living happily together in their big old house, Camelottery. Nine-year-old Sumac is the organizer of the family and is looking forward to a long summer of fun. But when their grumpy and intolerant grandad comes to stay, everything is turned upside down.
ISBN 9781509803194
Publisher MacMillan, 2017
Donoghue, Emma
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22076
Wow: Earth
A visually amazing encyclopaedia all about Earth. Crammed full of incredible stuff to dip into, from magnificent meteorites to cool caves, crystals and coral reefs, all revealed in an exciting and totally different way. It's like a museum, a search engine and the world's most exciting geography field trip, all rolled into one.
ISBN 9781405341578
Publisher Dorling Kindersley, 2009
Dorling Kindersley
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22018
Wow: the visual encyclopaedia of everything
Through visually stunning graphics and photographs, discover everything you've ever wanted to know about nature, the human body, science and technology, space, earth, people and places, history, art and culture. Every spread explores an encyclopaedic subject in a unique way. Pour over amazing images and pick up fascinating facts and figures in bite-sized chunks.
ISBN 9781405322485
Publisher Dorling Kindersley, 2008
Topics / STEM /
Dorling Kindersley
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24638
Crocodile book: armoured and dangerous, The
From crocodiles that protect their babies by scooping them up into their mouths to those that can hold their breath for up to two hours, this is a fascinating, sometimes scary, introduction to the wild world of crocodiles.
ISBN 9781742030265
Publisher Black Dog Books, 2009
Douglas, Malcolm
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Wacky but true magazine
A monthly magazine format mix of freaky, funny and fascinating facts. 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 Wacky but true magazine (21 books)
Down, Michelle
No book cover.
88175
Wacky but true: April
A magazine format full of freaky, fun and fascinating facts.
Series Wacky but true magazine (21 books)
Publisher David Down, 2011
Down, Michelle
No book cover.
30378
Wacky but true: April 2014
A magazine format full of freaky, fun and fascinating facts.
Series Wacky but true magazine (21 books)
Publisher David Down, 2010
Down, Michelle
No book cover.
17617
Wacky but true: August
A magazine format full of freaky, fun and fascinating facts.
Series Wacky but true magazine (21 books)
Publisher David Down, 2011
Down, Michelle
No book cover.
68016
Wacky but true: August 2014
A magazine format full of freaky, fun and fascinating facts.
Series Wacky but true magazine (21 books)
Publisher David Down, 2010
Down, Michelle
No book cover.
93030
Wacky but true: December-January
A magazine format full of freaky, fun and fascinating facts.
Series Wacky but true magazine (21 books)
Publisher David Down, 2010
Down, Michelle
No book cover.
33702
Wacky but true: February
A magazine format full of freaky, fun and fascinating facts.
Series Wacky but true magazine (21 books)
Publisher David Down, 2011
Down, Michelle
No book cover.
32447
Wacky but true: February 2014
A magazine format full of freaky, fun and fascinating facts.
Series Wacky but true magazine (21 books)
Publisher David Down, 2010
Down, Michelle
No book cover.
97936
Wacky but true: July
A magazine format full of freaky, fun and fascinating facts.
Series Wacky but true magazine (21 books)
Publisher David Down, 2011
Down, Michelle
No book cover.
86123
Wacky but true: July 2014
A magazine format full of freaky, fun and fascinating facts.
Series Wacky but true magazine (21 books)
Publisher David Down, 2010
Down, Michelle
No book cover.
94028
Wacky but true: June
A magazine format full of freaky, fun and fascinating facts.
Series Wacky but true magazine (21 books)
Publisher David Down, 2011
Down, Michelle
No book cover.
97097
Wacky but true: June 2014
A magazine format full of freaky, fun and fascinating facts.
Series Wacky but true magazine (21 books)
Publisher David Down, 2010
Down, Michelle
No book cover.
85636
Wacky but true: March
A magazine format full of freaky, fun and fascinating facts.
Series Wacky but true magazine (21 books)
Publisher David Down, 2011
Down, Michelle
No book cover.
77662
Wacky but true: March 2014
A magazine format full of freaky, fun and fascinating facts.
Series Wacky but true magazine (21 books)
Publisher David Down, 2010
Down, Michelle
No book cover.
28924
Wacky but true: May
A magazine format full of freaky, fun and fascinating facts.
Series Wacky but true magazine (21 books)
Publisher David Down, 2011
Down, Michelle
No book cover.
79987
Wacky but true: May 2014
A magazine format full of freaky, fun and fascinating facts.
Series Wacky but true magazine (21 books)
Publisher David Down, 2010
Down, Michelle
No book cover.
50401
Wacky but true: November
A magazine format full of freaky, funny and fascinating facts.
Series Wacky but true magazine (21 books)
Publisher David Down, 2011
Down, Michelle
No book cover.
50567
Wacky but true: November 2014
A magazine format full of freaky, fun and fascinating facts.
Series Wacky but true magazine (21 books)
Publisher David Down, 2010
Down, Michelle
No book cover.
95946
Wacky but true: October
A magazine format full of freaky, funny and fascinating facts.
Series Wacky but true magazine (21 books)
Publisher David Down, 2011
Down, Michelle
No book cover.
11791
Wacky but true: October 2014
A magazine format full of freaky, fun and fascinating facts.
Series Wacky but true magazine (21 books)
Publisher David Down, 2010
Down, Michelle
No book cover.
73537
Wacky but true: September
A magazine format full of freaky, fun and fascinating facts.
Series Wacky but true magazine (21 books)
Publisher David Down, 2011
Down, Michelle
No book cover.
88488
Wacky but true: September 2014
A magazine format full of freaky, fun and fascinating facts.
Series Wacky but true magazine (21 books)
Publisher David Down, 2010
Down, Michelle
No book cover.
3825
School of wizardry
Twelve year old Randal's apprenticeship in the School of Wizardry is marred when he realises one of the master wizards is using evil spells to destroy the school and gain supreme power.
ISBN 9780733616891
Publisher Hodder Headline Australia Pty Ltd, 2004
Doyle, Debra & Macdonald, James D
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18653
On country: stories of Nyrlotte
A delightful story, set in Cape York, focuses on the relationship between a young Aboriginal girl, Nyrlotte, and her strong grandmother. Granny knows all the stories and can sing a cyclone away, and Nyrlotte knows she should always listen to her Granny's warnings. But listening isn't always Nyrlotte's strong point.
ISBN 9780702235450
Publisher University of Queensland Press, 2006
Doyle, Fiona & Doyle, Lionel (ill)
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3802
Her mother's face
Although Siobhan's mother died when she was small, she can remember her mother's hands, her voice and her words. But, no matter how hard she tries, Siobhan cannot remember her mother's face. She'd ask her father but he is too sad and Siobhan carries her grief deep within her. One day, a woman shows her how to remember and has a message for Siobhan's father.
ISBN 9780439815017
Publisher Scholastic US, 2009
Topics / Year 5 easy reads /
Doyle, Roddy & Blackwood, Freya (ill)
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17630
Everything you need to know about the human body
Packed with information, amazing facts, questions and creative activities, this human body encyclopedia will tell you everything you want to know about what the body can do, the human life cycle, food and digestion, the brain and the senses, structure and movement, and much more.
ISBN 9780753431979
Publisher Kingfisher, 2012
Dr Macnair, Patricia
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7912
Stella by starlight
In 1932, ten year old Stella lives in the segregated South of the United States. Some stores she can go into, others she can't. Some folks are right pleasant, others less so. To Stella, it sort of evens out, and the Klu Klux Klan hasn't bothered them for years. But, one late night, Stella and her little brother see something they're never supposed to see, something that is the first flicker of change to come. As Stella's community and her world are upended, she decides to fight fire with fire. She learns that ashes don't necessarily signify an end.
ISBN 9781442494985
Publisher Atheneum Books for Young Readers, 2016
Draper, Sharon M
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120136
McFig & McFly
McFig and his daughter, Rosie, live in a lovely little cottage far away from anywhere big. One day, McFly and his son, Anton, buy the land next door. Friendship turns to competition when McFly builds a cottage just like McFig's house. When the two start adding things onto their houses, it soon gets out of hand in this tale of jealousy, revenge and death, with a happy ending.
ISBN 9780763633868
Publisher Candlewick Press, 2008
Drescher, Henrik
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8159
Mr Bean's definitive and extremely marvellous guide to France
Mr Bean gives advice on preparing for an overseas trip in the format of a scrapbook recording his trip to France. He provides advice on how to enjoy French food and art and even suggestions on how to mix important things together.
ISBN 9780747589570
Publisher Bloomsbury, 2007
Topics / Year 6 easy reads /
Driscol, Robin & Hease, Tony
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Aussie notables series
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Series Aussie notables series (8 books)
Drummond, Allan & Lumsden, Glenn (ill)
No book cover.
27669
Aussie notables: Banjo Paterson
Andrew Barton Paterson spent his early years in country NSW. He was sent to finish his education in Sydney, where he eventually worked as a lawyer. Paterson missed the bush and, using the pseudonym, the Banjo, began to write poems and stories that brought the bush to the city. He is famous for The Man from Snowy River and Waltzing Matilda. Banjo's face appears on Australia's ten dollar note.
ISBN 9781742984964
Series Aussie notables series (8 books)
Publisher Green Barrow Publishing, 2015
Drummond, Allan & Lumsden, Glenn (ill)
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2431
Aussie notables: Edith Cowan
Edith Cowan was the first woman elected to any Australian parliament and the second in any English speaking country. Discover how she overcame a tragic childhood to become a feminist heroine.
ISBN 9781876460174
Series Aussie notables series (8 books)
Publisher Green Barrow Publishing, 2014
Drummond, Allan & Lumsden, Glenn (ill)
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85473
Aussie notables: Henry Parkes
Henry Parkes was the earliest advocate of a Federal Council of the colonies of Australia, a precursor to the Federation of Australia. He arrived in Sydney almost penniless and began work on a farm at Penrith. He was always trying to change the world around him and, once he became involved in politics, his future was assured. Henry Parkes is featured on Australia's five dollar note.
ISBN 9781876460143
Series Aussie notables series (8 books)
Publisher Green Barrow Publishing, 2010
Drummond, Allan & Lumsden, Glenn (ill)
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18135
Aussie notables: John Flynn
Informative account of the story of John Flynn, the founder of the Flying Doctor Service whcih helps to save the lives of those living in the most rermote parts of Australia.
ISBN 9781876460464
Series Aussie notables series (8 books)
Publisher Green Barrow Publishing, 2012
Drummond, Allan & Lumsden, Glenn (ill)
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47681
Aussie notables: John Monash
General Sir John Monash became the corps commander of the Australian Infantry Forces during World War I. He was also responsible for the remarkably efficient repatriation of 160,000 Australian soldiers after the war. Monash has been immortalised on Australia's one hundred dollar bank note.
ISBN 9781876460099
Series Aussie notables series (8 books)
Publisher Green Barrow Publishing, 2009
Drummond, Allan & Lumsden, Glenn (ill)
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5893
Aussie notables: Mary Gilmore
Dame Mary Gilmore had a varied and active life. Born and raised in Wagga Wagga, Mary was a schoolteacher, socialist, journalist, poet and girl friend of Henry Lawson, whose adventures took her to Paraguay and Patagonia. Dame Mary is featured on Australia's five dollar note.
ISBN 9781876460105
Series Aussie notables series (8 books)
Publisher Green Barrow Publishing, 2010
Drummond, Allan & Lumsden, Glenn (ill)
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11323
Aussie notables: Mary Reiby
Mary Reibey became Australia's richest woman but she had a skeleton in her closet. Orphaned after the death of her mother, father and a caring grandmother, she ran away from home disguised as a boy, 'borrowed' a horse and was sent to NSW. Read about her experiences as a criminal and how she found her way to the top.
ISBN 9781876460150
Series Aussie notables series (8 books)
Publisher Green Barrow Publishing, 2011
Drummond, Allan & Lumsden, Glenn (ill)
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2428
Aussie notables: Nellie Melba
Nellie was the biggest entertainment star we have ever had on the world stage. She claimed to be a simple Australian girl at heart, but she didn't get to the top without having a few less admirable characteristics.
ISBN 9781876460471
Series Aussie notables series (8 books)
Publisher Green Barrow Publishing, 2014
Drummond, Allan & Lumsden, Glenn (ill)
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120053
William the conqueror
Details the life of William the Conqueror from birth to death. Lots of good battles and interesting characters.
ISBN 9781876460044
Publisher Green Barrow Publishing, 2008
Drummond, Allan & Nguyen, Du-Tran (ill)
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17139
How to be a great detective
Claudia is convinced the stain on the path is blood. That means murder and she wonders who is dead and who is the killer. Claudia sets out to gather the evidence and to bring the killer to justice, jumping to conclusions along the way.
ISBN 9780143301004
Publisher Penguin, 2004
Dubosarsky, Ursula
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265
My father is not a comedian
Claudia gets herself and her father into a predicament and has to help her father get out of it.
ISBN 9780141302089
Publisher Penguin, 1999
Dubosarsky, Ursula
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58837
Lilli and her shadow
Lilli's family is moving from the bush to the city and Lilli is sure she'll be horribly lonely. She'll miss the mangoes, she'll miss her cousins and, most of all, she'll miss her Nan. But, Nan sends a special friend south with Lilli, a secret Shadow to look after her. And, Lilli discovers life in the city isn't so bad after all.
ISBN 9781921696053
Publisher Fremantle Press, 2010
Dudgeon, Pat & Laura & Gibbs, Tracey (ill) & Morgan, Sally (ed)
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Hoofbeats series
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Series Hoofbeats series (3 books)
Duey, Kathleen
No book cover.
13581
Lara and the gray mare
Life in fourteenth century Ireland is tough for nine year old Lara. She must work hard to support her family but her heart lies with the beautiful grey mare. Looking after the horses is a boy's job. All seems hopeless especially when the mare is stolen.
ISBN 9780142402306
Series Hoofbeats series (1 of 3)
Publisher Puffin Australia, 2005
Duey, Kathleen
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13606
Lara and the moon-colored filly
Lara vows to take care of a foal as a dying promise to the gray mare, and with the help of a childless milk-cow, she cares for the spindly-legged filly.
ISBN 9780142102312
Series Hoofbeats series (2 of 3)
Publisher Puffin Australia, 2005
Duey, Kathleen
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11420
Margaret and Flynn
It is 1875 and orphans, Margaret and Libby, live with kind Mrs Fredriksen in her sod house in rural Colorado. The girls are always moving on, looking for a real home. When a tornado sweeps through the town bringing an injured horse, Margaret nurses it back to good health. This might be the place to settle down.
ISBN 9780142410196
Series Hoofbeats series (3 of 3)
Publisher Puffin Australia, 2008
Duey, Kathleen
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18816
Meet Douglas Mawson
Douglas Mawson led the first Australian expedition to the Antarctic. Under extreme conditions, he survived the dangers and challenges of the frozen continent. An inspiring story of courage.
ISBN 9780857981950
Publisher Random House Children's Books, 2014
Dumbleton, Mike & Green, Snip (ill)
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18456
Chocolate wishes
Lulu scales new heights with her enchanted recipe book and now is challenged by an international arch villain.
ISBN 9781843626893
Series Lulu Baker trilogy series (3 of 3)
Publisher Orchard Books, 2005
Dunbar, Fiona
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18457
Cupid cakes
Lulu's best friend, Frenchy, wants Lulu to play cupid to her own dad and Frenchy's mum. Lulu cooks up the Cupid Cakes recipe. Disaster strikes when everyone starts falling in love with the wrong person.
ISBN 9781843626886
Series Lulu Baker trilogy series (2 of 3)
Publisher Orchard Books, 2005
Dunbar, Fiona
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Lulu Baker trilogy 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 Lulu Baker trilogy series (3 books)
Dunbar, Fiona
No book cover.
18496
Truth cookie, The
Lulu is miserable now that her dad is going to marry the horrible Varaminta le Bone. A crazy book with a recipe for making truth cookies may help Lulu's dad see the step mum-to-be for who she really is.
ISBN 9781843625490
Series Lulu Baker trilogy series (1 of 3)
Publisher Orchard Books, 2004
Dunbar, Fiona
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89141
City of Ember, The
Endless darkness is threatening the underground city of Ember. Food is in short supply, corruption is spreading and the lights keep failing. Soon Ember could be engulfed by darkness. Lina and Doon must find a way to escape before the lights go out forever.
ISBN 9780552559980
Publisher Corgi Books, 2008
DuPrau, Jeanne
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358
Sixth worry doll, The
A story reflecting the experience of immigration.
ISBN 9781863887465
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 1997
Dwyer, Christina
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