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27549
Superhero street
Michael Mouse lives in a very chaotic household, with younger brothers, a set of twins and a set of triplets. His father is a magician, struggling to keep the household afloat. Mouse sees himself as an aspiring super hero but, when his father suddenly leaves home, Mouse must do more to help around the house. Michael Mouse begins to think he'll never get his chance to be a superhero.
ISBN 9781444013887
Publisher Orion, 2016
Earle, Phil & Ogilvie, Sara (ill)
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New boy
Adjusting to a new country and a new school was never going to be easy for Herschelle. It's so different to South Africa. The food is strange and, worst of all, no one understands the Aussie slang that he's learnt on the web. But, it's the similarities that make things really hard. Herschelle will have to confront racism, bullying and his own past before Australia can feel like home.
ISBN 9780143308393
Publisher Puffin Australia, 2015
Earls, Nick
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Robin Hood
Robin Hood's classic tales of daring-do in a delightfully aesthetic presentation.
ISBN 9780949183941
Publisher Thomas C Lothian Pty Ltd, 2000
Early, Margaret
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Nathan Nuttboard family matters
The arrival of a little known grandfather from Scotland makes life miserable for the Nuttboard family. Fergus McCrane is self-centred, overbearing and rude. Nathan is forced to give up his bedroom and share with his sister, Nadine, and Fergus dobs Narelle in for being at a pub instead of studying. Mum also doesn't get on with her father who has never forgiven Dad for marrying his daughter and taking her to Australia.
ISBN 9780702235474
Series Nathan Nuttboard series (2 of 3)
Publisher University of Queensland Press, 2006
Eaton, Anthony
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Nathan Nuttboard hits the beach
Nathan is eleven years old with two sisters, one older and one younger. When the family goes camping, Paradise Bay doesn't quite fit its name. Nathan's father can't seem to catch any fish, the tent isn't up properly, the gas stove doesn't have a pipe and Nathan and his sister get swept out to sea. Depsite all this, Nathan learns how to surf, explores new relationships and learns to maintain often-difficult family relationships.
ISBN 9780702233401
Series Nathan Nuttboard series (1 of 3)
Publisher University of Queensland Press, 2002
Eaton, Anthony
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Nathan Nuttboard series
A funny, heart-warming and honest look at school, family, friends and the things that really matter. 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 Nathan Nuttboard series (3 books)
Eaton, Anthony
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Nathan Nuttboard upstaged
Grade seven is not going well for Nathan Nuttboard. His mother is filling his sandwiches with pet food, his friends are crazy, his teacher is full of 'interesting' ideas and, when he is publicly dumped by the most popular girl in the class, he reckons things can't get any worse. But then, he's unexpectedly and unwillingly cast as the lead actor in the school's end of year play.
ISBN 9780702236655
Series Nathan Nuttboard series (3 of 3)
Publisher University of Queensland Press, 2008
Eaton, Anthony
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On Orchard Road
Jane's world has been turned upside down. She has a brand-new sister, and her family has moved to a small town, leaving behind everything she knows. She is sure that she will be miserable. But, a mysterious old lady, a curious boy and an amazing garden prove her wrong.
ISBN 9781921720291
Publisher Walker Books Australia Pty Ltd, 2011
Edgar, Elsbeth
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Visconti house, The
Laura's house is indeed puzzling. It's an Italian-style villa of the 1800s, built in a small country Victorian town, with a myth claiming it is haunted by the spirit of an elderly Italian man. Laura and Leon are outsiders and they both have secrets. Alienated by their classmates, the pair tackles the mysteries of her house and its former occupants.
ISBN 9781921529016
Publisher Walker Books, 2009
Edgar, Elsbeth
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Ock Von Fiend
A funny, appealing story about Ock, the vampire, who doesn't have many friends because, well, he's a vampire. When Ock gets down about being different, he tries to remember the advantages of super hearing, night vision, vanishing power and his cool teeth.
ISBN 9781862917484
Publisher Omnibus Books, 2007
Edwards, Luke
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Staring owl, The
Owl began staring as soon as he was born. He makes people feel uneasy with his staring and begins to feel like a weirdo, so he sets out to find somewhere where he feels comfortable being a starer.
ISBN 9781862919112
Publisher Omnibus Books, 2010
Topics / Year 6 easy reads /
Edwards, Luke
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Going for kalta: hunting for sleepy lizards at Yalata
Kalta is the Aboriginal word meaning ""sleepy lizard"". In this picture book, the reader is shown how the Yalata community catch and cook kalta.
ISBN 9781864650129
Publisher IAD Press, 2004
Edwards, Yvonne & Day, Brenda
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Australia's government
Well-organised under clear headings and well-presented information on the way government in Australia is organised with contents, websites, a glossary and ideas for related things to do.
ISBN 9781740703246
Series Australian Library series (8 of 21)
Publisher Harcourt Education Australia, 2006
Einspruch, Andrew
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My Australian story: Flying ace, Jack Fairfax, Royal Flying Corps, 1915-1918
An insight into the world of Jack Fairfax, a nineteen year old fighter pilot in World War 1. Jack takes to the skies and faces the skill of the German ace pilots over the Somme.
ISBN 9780439977371
Series My Australian story (31 books)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2003
Eldridge, Jim
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My story: the trenches, Billy Stevens, the Western Front 1914-1918
Two sixteen year olds put their ages up to join the Armed Forces and fight in the Great War of 1914-1918. An honest account of the horrors of war in the trenches, particularly sensitive and heartbreaking. Fictitious, with historical notes and photos.
ISBN 9780439994224
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2002
Eldridge, Jim
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Roman invasion: a British boy AD 84
Bran is a prince of the Carvetii tribe in ancient England. He has been captured by the Romans and kept hostage with a legion of Roman soldiers building a military road across his country. Bran is there to ensure their safety and they are keeping his family hostage at their base camp to make sure he complies. But, no-one is safe in newly-conquered Britain.
ISBN 9781407107370
Series My story (16 books)
Publisher Scholastic UK, 2008
Eldridge, Jim
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Turners, The
Leo Lennox has a very disappointing thirteenth birthday and an epic problem. Rather than catching the eye of the lovely Lily across the library or hanging out with his buddy Jinx, or even just having a quiet evening with his father and annoying, big sister, Leo has grown a very uncomfortable, quite itchy tail and gained a craving for mice. Something is not right.
ISBN 9780734416629
Publisher Hachette Children's Books, 2016
Elliot, Mick
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Turners, The: Camp freakout
Thirteen year old Leo Lennox has made a massive mistake. The secret that his shape-shifter ancestors have kept hidden for thousands of years is now in danger of being discovered. Leo insisted on going to school camp but he's surrounded every minute of every day by his classmates, including his secret crush and two terrifying bullies. Leo's about to find out just how much he still has to learn about transforming. But, when he discovers a fiendish plot, Leo realises that surviving camp is going to be the least of his worries.
ISBN 9780734416636
Publisher Hachette Children's Books, 2016
Elliot, Mick
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Australia in song
Music has been played and enjoyed in Australia since the first peoples arrived thousands of years ago. Explore the history of Australia in Song as you discover lyrics that have been written to express love, anger, sadness and joy, as well as to recount historical events and Australian stories.
ISBN 9781740703604
Series Australian Library series (21 books)
Publisher Heinemann, 2007
Elliott, Rachel
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Tale of Fontania, A: Knot impossible, The
Rufkin is left to work in a salvage yard while his celebrity parents go on an acting tour. Vicious cave lizards lurk in the mud, among rusting ship hulks saved for scrap. When Rifkin hears a small voice cry for help, he and his reluctant new neighbour, Nissy, are caught up in a perilous sea adventure. Rufkin, who suffers stage-fright, is suddenly centre stage as the only one who can right an ancient wrong and save the kingdom.
ISBN 9781776570041
Series A Tale of Fontania series (4 books)
Publisher Gecko Press, 2015
Else, Barbara & Broad, Sam (ill)
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Tale of Fontania, A: Queen and the nobody boy, The
Hodie is the odd-job nobody boy at the Grand Palace in the Kingdom of Fontania. Twelve year old Queen Sibilla, worried about her lack of magic powers, decides to join Hodie when he runs away to better himself. An adventure full of friendship, greed and mystery ensues.
ISBN 9781877579233
Series A Tale of Fontania series (4 books)
Publisher Gecko Press, 2013
Else, Barbara & Broad, Sam (ill)
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Tale of Fontania, A: Travelling restaurant, The
Aboard the mysterious sailing ship, Jasper encounters whirlpools, troublesome monkeys and hungry pirates on his quest to save the kingdom from the Provisional Monarch, Lady Gall.
ISBN 9781877467776
Series A Tale of Fontania series (4 books)
Publisher Gecko Press, 2011
Else, Barbara & Broad, Sam (ill)
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6537
Tale of Fontania, A: Volume of possible endings, The
Twelve year old Dorrity leads a quiet, peaceful life as the only child in Owl Town. When she unearths a magical book with five possible conclusions, none of the endings make sense. But, they are disconcerting and they all point to her, with dire predictions. Dorrity must face her enemies and find out who the strange boy is who has appeared in the Beastly Dark.
ISBN 9781927271612
Series A Tale of Fontania series (4 books)
Publisher Gecko Press, 2015
Else, Barbara & Broad, Sam (ill)
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3484

New
Diary of a 6th grade ninja
It's my first day at a new school and the only person I know is my cousin, Zoe (but she might be a little too cool for me). I was just another scrawny kid until a group of ninjas recruited me into their clan. It was a world of trouble I wasn't prepared for. This diary is a warning: the life of a ninja is dangerous, scary...and awesome. My name is Chase Cooper, and I'm a 6th grade ninja.
ISBN 9781760295554
Series Diary of a 6th grade ninja series NEW SERIES 2018 (10 books)
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2017
Emerson, Marcus & Lee, David (ill)
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Diary of a 6th grade ninja 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 Diary of a 6th grade ninja series NEW SERIES 2018 (10 books)
Emerson, Marcus & Lee, David (ill)
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New
Diary of a 6th grade ninja: Buchanan bandits
As always, there's trouble brewing in the school halls, and you'll never guess who wants to team up with me... There's a thieving bandit on the loose, and as each day passes, his list of victims grows. Zoe says I should stay out of it...but staying out of trouble isn't my style. My name is Chase Cooper, and I'm a 6th grade ninja.
ISBN 9781760295608
Series Diary of a 6th grade ninja series NEW SERIES 2018 (10 books)
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2017
Emerson, Marcus & Lee, David (ill)
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New
Diary of a 6th grade ninja: Game of chase, A
Rival ninja clans, pirate overlords and now a sneaky evil genius - at my school, things don't stay quiet for long... The science fair is coming up, and things are going smoothly - until some supervillain starts stealing science projects and destroying them. Oh, and leaving me anonymous notes and trying to frame me. It's going to be a long week. My name is Chase Cooper, and I'm a 6th grade ninja.
ISBN 9781760295585
Series Diary of a 6th grade ninja series NEW SERIES 2018 (10 books)
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2017
Emerson, Marcus & Lee, David (ill)
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35585

New
Diary of a 6th grade ninja: My worst frenemy
Wyatt and I have made a deal - if I help him get his ninja clan back then he'll leave me alone forever. So this week, Wyatt and I are building a robot together for a school competition while we figure out how he can win back the red ninjas. I know it sounds like a bad idea, but Wyatt's changed! Well, I think he has... My name is Chase Cooper, and I'm a 6th grade ninja.
ISBN 9781760295646
Series Diary of a 6th grade ninja series NEW SERIES 2018 (10 books)
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2017
Emerson, Marcus & Lee, David (ill)
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3488

New
Diary of a 6th grade ninja: Pirate invasion
Continuing the havoc-meets-hilarious adventures of Chase Cooper, who is recruited by a secret society of ninjas at his new school. Being the leader of a ninja clan isn't easy - especially when half of my ninja clan quit. This week started with 'Talk Like a Pirate' day, and it looks like it's going to end with an all-out pirate invasion. The entire school is in danger, and I'm the only one who can save it. My name is Chase Cooper, and I'm a 6th grade ninja.
ISBN 9781760295561
Series Diary of a 6th grade ninja series NEW SERIES 2018 (10 books)
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2017
Emerson, Marcus & Lee, David (ill)
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New
Diary of a 6th grade ninja: Rise of the red ninjas
It all started when some kid stole my book bag, and set off an avalanche of disaster that turned into the worst week of my life. I'm number one on the school's most-wanted list, and I've just found out about a rival ninja clan- the red ninjas. Things are looking bleak, but ninjas never quit...and neither do their enemies. My name is Chase Cooper, and I'm a 6th grade ninja.
ISBN 9781760295578
Series Diary of a 6th grade ninja series NEW SERIES 2018 (10 books)
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2017
Emerson, Marcus & Lee, David (ill)
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35582

New
Diary of a 6th grade ninja: Scavengers
The Scavengers invited me to join their secret club. Turning them down was a bad idea... It's election week and I'm trying to help Zoe become president...while fending off the creepy Scavengers and a school reporter who's trying to expose my ninja clan. Yeah, my week is packed. My name is Chase Cooper, and I'm a 6th grade ninja.
ISBN 9781760295615
Series Diary of a 6th grade ninja series NEW SERIES 2018 (10 books)
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2017
Emerson, Marcus & Lee, David (ill)
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35583

New
Diary of a 6th grade ninja: Spirit Week shenanigans
It's Spirit Week, and that means costumes, competitions and chaos. And it's only Monday... I've got to step up and win the Spirit Week games or Wyatt's red ninjas will have free rein to take over the school. But no matter how hard I play, Wyatt keeps beating me. It's gonna take all my ninja skills to get through this week. My name is Chase Cooper, and I'm a 6th grade ninja.
ISBN 9781760295622
Series Diary of a 6th grade ninja series NEW SERIES 2018 (10 books)
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2017
Emerson, Marcus & Lee, David (ill)
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New
Diary of a 6th grade ninja: Terror at the talent show
I've met Victor, the leader of the Scavengers, and let me tell you - he's not the forgiving type. The Scavengers are back and they're out to ruin my life (again!). Time is running out and I have to end this feud with the Scavengers once and for all...even if it means hanging up my ninja robes for good. My name is Chase Cooper, and I'm a 6th grade ninja.
ISBN 9781760295592
Series Diary of a 6th grade ninja series NEW SERIES 2018 (10 books)
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2017
Emerson, Marcus & Lee, David (ill)
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Diary of a 6th grade ninja: The Scavengers strike back
I've met Victor, the leader of the Scavengers, and let me tell you - he's not the forgiving type. The Scavengers are back and they're out to ruin my life (again!). Time is running out and I have to end this feud with the Scavengers once and for all...even if it means hanging up my ninja robes for good. My name is Chase Cooper, and I'm a 6th grade ninja.
ISBN 9781760295639
Series Diary of a 6th grade ninja series NEW SERIES 2018 (10 books)
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2017
Emerson, Marcus & Lee, David (ill)
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Neverending story, The
Fantastica is slowly decaying, its childlike empress dying. Only a human can set things right. Unicorns, dragons and sprites inhabit this enchanted world, into which Bastian ventures through the pages of an old book.
ISBN 9780140317930
Publisher Penguin, 1991
Ende, Michael
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New bjorn
Erik the Viking's father and the entire clan have been kidnapped. But, Erik isn't interested in swinging spiky balls and swords, so it is going to be very difficult for him to save his father from the Dorks and the Jerks.
ISBN 9780734403926
Publisher Thomas C Lothian Pty Ltd, 2003
England, Kathryn
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Saving Arthur
Casey Cantrell's mother buys an antique grandfather clock but when Casey turns the clock's key, she is magically transported back to the time of King Arthur.
ISBN 9780734408716
Publisher Thomas C Lothian Pty Ltd, 2005
England, Kathryn
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Archie Cupid and Lizzie Imp
Archie Cupid is a perfect angel. Lizzie Imp is just perfectly naughty. They don't like each other until Archie's arrow and Lizzie's spitball miss their targets and everything changes.
ISBN 9780143302049
Series Aussie bites (84 books)
Publisher Puffin Australia, 2006
England, Kathryn & Sheehan, Peter (ill)
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Handkerchief map, The
Through letters written to loved ones, three characters reveal their most intimate thoughts about the conflict in World War II. Franz, a young Nazi soldier, has begun to question the rightness of the cause. Helga is a Russian girl, bent on joining the resistance. Susanna, a Jewess, has been separated from her husband and children, and condemned to the cruelty of a concentration camp.
ISBN 9781922120861
Publisher IP (Interactive Publications Pty Ltd), 2014
English-Hawke, Kiri
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Boys' book: how to be the best at everything, The
An informative book that provides a diverse range of fun facts. Easy to read, interesting snippets of information including how to perform magic, get rid of hiccups or read tea leaves.
ISBN 9781921288128
Publisher Hardie Grant Egmont, 2007
Enright, Dominique & Macdonald, Guy & Catlow, Niki (ill)
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8937
Small change for Stuart
When ten year old Stuart moves to a new town at the beginning of the summer holidays, he expects to be bored. Soon, he is drawn into an intriguing adventure when he discovers his missing great uncle was an inventor and magician, who has left him the contents of his workshop, should he ever find it. There are clues and puzzles to solve but what starts as fun ends up as danger.
ISBN 9780385618007
Publisher Doubleday, 2011
Evans, Lissa
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Extreme sports
An engaging look at some very extreme and whacky sports, including parachuting and skydiving, baseboarding and blading, bungee jumping and extreme ironing.
ISBN 9781741694598
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2009
Evans, Lynette
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USA: everything you ever wanted to know
You will read fascinating tales about who introduced surfing to the world, which sharp shootin' cowgirl was a superstar of the wild west, which famous road is known as America's main street and about Tornado Alley.
ISBN 9781743214176
Series Not-for-parents series (8 books)
Publisher Lonely Planet Publications, 2012
Evans, Lynette
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Archie Greene and the magician's secret
On his twelfth birthday, Archie Greene receives a mysterious present, an old book, written in a language he doesn't recognise. It comes with a Summoning - Archie must travel to Oxford to return the book to the Secret Library. But, the magical book under Archie's protection is dangerous, and dark spirits hunt it out. In this magical world, bookshelves are enchanted, librarians are sorcerers and spells come to life.
ISBN 9780571309054
Publisher Faber & Faber, 2014
Everest, D D
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House that was built in a day, The: ANZAC cottage
A community in Western Australia decided to honour the ANZACs by building a house in one single day and giving it to a returning wounded ANZAC soldier. It is the oldest memorial in Western Australia and one of the oldest nationally.
ISBN 9781920694715
Publisher University of Western Australia Press, 2007
Everett, Valerie & McGuire, Barbara
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