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Coraline
There is something strange about Coraline's new home. It's not the mist, or the cat that always seems to be watching her, nor the signs of danger that Miss Spink and Miss Forcible, her new neighbours, read in the tea leaves. It's the other house - the one behind the old door in the drawing room. Another mother and father with black-button eyes and papery skin are waiting for Coraline to join them there. And they want her to stay with them. For ever. She knows that if she ventures through that door, she may never come back.
ISBN 9780061139376
Publisher Bloomsbury, 2002
Gaiman, Neil
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Graveyard book, The
Bod appears to be a very normal boy, except that Bod is short for Nobody Owens, and Mr and Mrs Owens are not his real parents. Since babyhood, he has been raised and educated by ghosts trying to protect him from the mysterious Jack who has already brutally stabbed Bod's whole family. No one is to be trusted. For mature readers. Usually read by students in Years 9, 10 and above.
ISBN 9780747594802
Publisher Bloomsbury, 2009
Gaiman, Neil
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Neverwhere
Under the streets of London lies a world most people could never dream of. When Richard Mayhew helps a mysterious girl he finds bleeding on the pavement, his boring life changes in an instant. Her name is Door, she's on the run from two assassins in black suits and she comes from London Below. His act of kindness leads him to a place filled with monsters and angels, a Beast in a labyrinth and an Earl who holds Court in a Tube train. It is strangely familiar yet utterly bizarre. Usually read by students in years 9, 10 and above.
ISBN 9781472234353
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, UK,
Gaiman, Neil
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Norse mythology
In Norse Mythology, Gaiman takes the Norse myths and gives them new life; from the genesis of the legendary nine worlds, he delves into the exploits of the deities, dwarves, and giants, and culminates in Ragnarok, the twilight of the gods and the rebirth of a new time and people. Gaiman stays true to the myths while vividly reincarnating Odin, the highest of the high, wise, daring, and cunning; Thor, Odin's son, incredibly strong yet not the wisest of gods; and Loki, the son of a giant, a trickster and unsurpassable manipulator. Usually read by students in years 9, 10 and above.
ISBN 9781408886809
Publisher Bloomsbury, 2017
Gaiman, Neil
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Hansel and Gretel
Neil Gaiman and Lorenzo Mattotti both remember the horror and fascination with which they read the Grimm Brothers' "Hansel and Gretel." The writer and the artist now join forces for a brilliant reimagining of one of humanity's most enduring tales.
ISBN 9781935179627
Publisher Bloomsbury, 2014
Gaiman, Neil & Mattotti, Lorenzo (ill)
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Day I swapped my dad for two goldfish, The
A boy swaps his father for two goldfish. When his mother insists he swaps his father back, he discovers that his dad's been swapped numerous times.
ISBN 9780747575184
Publisher Bloomsbury, 2004
Topics / Year 5 easy reads /
Gaiman, Neil & McKean, Dave (ill)
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Mirrormask
Raised in a family of circus performers, Helena has always dreamed of leading a more ordinary life. When she is drawn into a strange and magical realm, her real life is stolen by a runaway from the other side. Helena must rescue the realm from chaos in order to win back her not-so-ordinary life. Told in graphic novel style.
ISBN 9780747599869
Publisher Bloomsbury, 2008
Topics / Graphic novels /
Gaiman, Neil & McKean, Dave (ill)
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Wolves in the walls, The
Lucy hears wolves hustling, bustling, crinkling and crackling in the walls of the old house where her family lives. Her mother says they are mice, her brother says bats. Lucy is convinced they are wolves and her worst fears are confirmed.
ISBN 9780747574729
Publisher Bloomsbury, 2004
Topics / Year 5 easy reads /
Gaiman, Neil & McKean, Dave (ill)
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Interworld
Joey is a lost soul and even has trouble finding his way around his own home. Then one day he walks into another dimension where he finds other versions of himself. The problem is that armies of magicians and scientists want to bend him to their foul purposes. The magicians of HEX are out to take control of the Altiverse and Joey must work with his variants to defeat them.
ISBN 9780007523429
Publisher HarperCollins Children's Books, 2013
Gaiman, Neil & Reaves, Michael
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Silver dream
Joey can walk between universes. He has joined a band of freedom fighters comprised of genetic variants of himself who are dedicated to protecting the Altiverse. They must battle the twisted plans of scientists and decide if they can trust a newcomer who doesn't quite fit in.
ISBN 9780007523474
Publisher HarperCollins Children's Books, 2013
Gaiman, Neil & Reaves, Michael & Reaves, Mallory
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Sleeper and the spindle, The
On the eve of her wedding, a young queen sets out to rescue a princess from an enchantment. She casts aside her fine wedding clothes, takes her chain mail and sword, and follows her brave dwarf retainers into the tunnels under the mountain, towards the sleeping kingdom. This is a queen who will decide her own future. And, the princess who needs rescuing is not quite what she seems.
ISBN 9781408859643
Publisher Bloomsbury, 2014
Gaiman, Neil & Riddell, Chris (ill)
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Graveyard book, The: Graphic novel Volume 1
The first volume of a glorious two-volume, four-colour graphic novel adaptation of Neil Gaiman's #1 New York Times bestselling and Newbery Medal-winning novel The Graveyard Book. Bod is an unusual boy who inhabits an unusual place - he's the only living resident of a graveyard. Raised from infancy by the ghosts, werewolves, and other cemetery denizens, Bod has learned the antiquated customs of his guardians' time as well as their ghostly teachings - such as the ability to Fade so mere mortals cannot see him. Can a boy raised by ghosts face the wonders and terrors of the worlds of both the living and the dead?
ISBN 9781408858998
Publisher Bloomsbury, 2014
Gaiman, Neil & Russel, P. Craig (ill and adapt)
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Graveyard Book, The: Graphic novel Volume 2
The second volume of a glorious two-volume, four-colour graphic novel adaptation of Neil Gaiman's #1 New York Times bestselling and Newbery Medal-winning novel The Graveyard Book. Bod is an unusual boy who inhabits an unusual place - he's the only living resident of a graveyard. Raised from infancy by the ghosts, werewolves, and other cemetery denizens, Bod has learned the antiquated customs of his guardians' time as well as their ghostly teachings - such as the ability to Fade so mere mortals cannot see him. Can a boy raised by ghosts face the wonders and terrors of the worlds of both the living and the dead?
ISBN 9781408859001
Publisher Bloomsbury, 2014
Gaiman, Neil & Russel, P. Craig (ill and adapt)
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Coraline: graphic novel
Coraline is an explorer, discovering everything she can about the area around her family's new home. A door In their flat seems to go nowhere but Coraline enters an alternate world that, at first, is full of interesting things. However, the dangerous creature there, called the other mother, intends to keep her forever. When Coraline's parents are kidnapped into the other world, she sets off on a mission to rescue them.
ISBN 9780060825454
Publisher HarperCollins US, 2009
Topics / Graphic novels /
Gaiman, Neil & Russell, P Craig (ill & adapt)
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Instructions
Imagine yourrself in a fairytale. This stunning picture book guides you through a fantasy world where anything is possible, and the value of not harming others is paramount.
ISBN 9781408808641
Publisher Bloomsbury, 2010
Gaiman, Neil & Vess, Charles (ill)
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Fortunately, the milk
Mum's gone away and Dad has to look after the kids. He's got a list of things to do. When he is picking up milk for his children's cereal, a wild and crazy story unfolds.
ISBN 9780062224071
Publisher HarperCollins US, 2013
Gaiman, Neil & Young, Skottie (ill)
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Ready, set, go
Discover why humans make such good long-distance runners and how the body stores energy and uses muscles. Find out about the ypes of running races and some racing heroes.
ISBN 9781865048802
Series X-zone series (48 books)
Publisher Scholastic US, 2005
Topics / Year 6 easy reads /
Gallagher, Brendan
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Monkey come home
When Avery finds Earl, the monkey, he hides him in his room. His parents are surprised at how much fruit Avery is eating and his mother thinks he needs deodorant. Avery must help Eric before he is discovered by the wrong people.
ISBN 9780733320996
Publisher ABC Books, 2007
Topics / Year 5 easy reads /
Gallate, Bernard
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Jennie
Have you ever wondered what it's like to be a cat? Peter is about to find out. Waking from a serious accident, he finds himself transformed into a snow white cat and is forced out onto the streets of London. But the life of a street cat is tough and Peter is struggling to survive. Then he meets Jennie - kind and streetwise, she befriends Peter and together they embark on an epic adventure. Will Peter have what it takes to survive this new world?
ISBN 9780007395194
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, UK, 2016
Gallico, Paul
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Snow goose, The
A beautiful classic set in a tragic war. The tale of a hunchbacked artist, a girl and a wounded bird that culminates in a courageous act at Dunkirk.
ISBN 9780140299526
Publisher Penguin, 2001
Gallico, Paul
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Favourite classic writers
Find out what inspired writers such as J R R Tolkien, C S Lewis and Louisa May Alcott to write their classics.
ISBN 9780750242851
Publisher Hodder Children's Books (Australia), 2003
Gamble, Nikki
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Doldrums, The
Archer B Helmsley is a dreamer who lives in a house full of curiosities and his overprotective mother. His famous grandparents vanished while exploring an iceberg in Antarctica. Archer is lonely until he meets Oliver, more of a worrier than a warrior, and Adelaide, a mysterious Parisian girl with a wooden leg. Together, they plan to embark on a rescue mission to Antarctica. If only Archer's mother would let him leave the house.
ISBN 9780062320940
Publisher Greenwillow, 2015
Gannon, Nicholas
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Long way from Verona, A
Jessica dreams of becoming a writer but the English private school that she attends does nothing to foster her talent.
ISBN 9780349114057
Publisher Time Warner, 2001
Gardam, Jane
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Pica
When mean, self centred bully Luke meets Guy, he just thinks he's another weirdo to hate, but soon enough Luke finds out that Guy is not quite what he first seems. To begin with, he catches wild snakes with his bare hands and seems to have a way with animals that is just too intriguing for Luke to ignore. But what Luke discovers is that becoming friends with Guy could change his life, and indeed himself, in ways he never would have previously dreamed. Usually read by students in Years 9, 10 or above.
ISBN 9781783759286
Publisher Accent Press, 2016
Gardiner, Jeff
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1917
The war in France rages in the skies, and support for the war in Australia turns cold. Alex flies high above the trenches of the Western Front, while a world away his sister Maggie finds herself in the midst of political upheaval. Somehow, both must find the courage to fight on.
ISBN 9781743622506
Series Australia's great war series (4 of 5)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2017
Gardiner, Kelly
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Act of faith
In 1960 England, Isabella is forced to flee her home when her father's strong opinions lead to take a stand against the army. She takes refuge in Amsterdam with an elderly printer, who is brave enough to print topics which stir religious intolerance. This results in a dangerous journey to help him escape certain death for his books.
ISBN 9780732292805
Publisher Angus & Robertson (HarperCollins), 2011
Gardiner, Kelly
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Firewatcher: Brimstone
December 1940, London: Christopher Larkham finds an ancient Roman ring inscribed with a phoenix. As he takes shelter from the firestorm of the Blitz, the ring glows, and pushing open a door, he finds himself in 1666 and facing the Great Fire of London. Fire-and-brimstone preacher, Brother Blowbladder, and his men of the Righteous Temple have prayed for the ancient gods of fire to bring flames down upon London, a city of sin. Could Christopher be their messenger? Or was it the strange girl on the quay who drew him back in time? Why do the Righteous men wear the same phoenix symbol as the engraving on Christophers ring?
ISBN 9781742994277
Publisher Omnibus Books, 2018
Gardiner, Kelly
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Ocean without end
During a raid, twelve year old Lily Swann is taken at gunpoint by the tyrannical El Captain de Diablo and forced to work as a slave on his ship. When Lily learns that her father, who she thought was dead, had been taken by pirates years before, she embarks on a perilous journey to search for him. With swashbuckling action on the high seas, Lily struggles to survive in a strange and sometimes violent world.
ISBN 9781869505851
Series The Swashbuckler series (1 of 3)
Publisher HarperCollins Australia, 2006
Gardiner, Kelly
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Pirate's revenge, The
Lily is navigating on the Mermaid when she learns that her father may still be alive. Before she can follow this up, Lily again encounters the vile Captain Diablo who is seeking the fabled wealth of the Golden Grotto and forces Lily to reveal its location. Furious when he can't locate it, Diablo abandons Lily to die in the darkness.
ISBN 9781869505868
Series The Swashbuckler series (2 of 3)
Publisher HarperCollins Australia, 2006
Gardiner, Kelly
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Silver swan, The
After her adventures as a pirate, Lily Swann finds life ashore very dull. So, when Napoleon's siege threatens Malta, and her father prepares to leave his family again, Lily seizes her chance. Lily, her mother and her younger brother find themselves in the thick of a daring scheme to save Malta but things don't go according to plan, and once again Lily has to face her nemesis, Captain Diablo.
ISBN 9781869505875
Series The Swashbuckler series (3 of 3)
Publisher HarperCollins NZ, 2007
Gardiner, Kelly
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Sultan's eyes, The
The year is 1648 and life in Venice is serene for Isabella and her friends Willem, Al-Qasim and Signora Contarini. Together they publish fine books like the controversial encyclopaedia, The Sum of All Knowledge. When a new Inquisitor declares war on free speech, they are forced to flee across the seas to the wondrous capital of the Ottoman Empire, Constantinople.
ISBN 9780732294809
Publisher HarperCollins Australia, 2013
Gardiner, Kelly
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The Swashbuckler series
Any two titles read from this series can be included as official Challenge books; up to five more titles can be included as your personal choice books. To see the individual book titles and their PRC ID numbers, go to the Series lists on the Booklists page, on the website. Or, you can search for a series name or the individual titles by using the Search function on the top left hand corner of the screen.
Series The Swashbuckler series (3 books)
Gardiner, Kelly
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Horses: a complete guide for young horse lovers
Whether you own a horse or just dream about it, find out everything you want to know about caring for horses, identifying breeds and colours, and basic riding skills.
ISBN 9781742113524
Publisher The Five Mile Press Pty Ltd, 2008
Gardini, Lauryn
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Door that led to where, The
AJ Flynn is seen as a lost cause but he still manages to get a job in a lawyer's office. In the office records, he finds a key, mysteriously labelled with his name and date of birth. He is determined to find the door that fits the key. An amazing journey back in time not only helps solve the mystery of the key but helps solve a series of crimes, including murder, in Victorian London. Usually read by students in Years 9, 10 or above.
ISBN 9781471401114
Publisher Hot Key Books, 2015
Gardner, Sally
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Red necklace, The
Yann Margoza, a gypsy boy with supernatural gifts, raised by a dwarf, Tetu, is pursued by the sinister, truly-evil Count Kalliovski who holds half the French aristocracy in his power. Yann meets Sidonie, the unloved daughter of the Marquis of Villeduval. Suddenly, all their lives, present, past and future are intertwined against the momentum and violence of the French Revolution. Usually read by students in years 9, 10 and above.
ISBN 9781842556344
Publisher Orion, 2008
Gardner, Sally
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Silver blade, The
France is in the dark days of the guillotine where the innocent and guilty are killed daily. Yann and his compatriots rescue French aristocrats from the guillotine and get them safely away to England. Count Kalliovski, supposedly dead, is plotting Yann's death. Against this terrible background, Yann yearns for his love, Sidonie, whom he believes is safe in London.
ISBN 9781842555972
Publisher Orion, 2009
Gardner, Sally
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Tinder
Soldier Otto Hundebis defies Death but walks a dangerous path. A half beast half man gives him shoes and dice which lead him deep into a web of dark magic and mystery. He meets the beautiful Safire, pure of heart and spirit, the scheming Mistress Jabber and the terrifying Lady of the Nail. He learns the powers of the tinderbox and the wolves, whose master he becomes. Usually read by students in Years 9, 10 or above.
ISBN 9781780621494
Publisher Orion, 2014
Gardner, Sally & Roberts, David (ill)
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Changing gear
Merrick Hilton has done a runner. On his postie bike. With his swag and a need to clear his head before the HSC. He plays his parents and hits the road. But there's no telling how he'll handle life's potholes when things don't go as planned. Thankfully Victor - an old bloke he meets on the road - knows a bit about broken postie bikes, and broken hearts. Will Victor, Merrick, and the dog survive road-kill, the kindness of strangers, a rave, mindless violence and unexpected romance? There's only one way to find out. Usually read by students in Years 9, 10 or above.
ISBN 9781760631468
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2018
Gardner, Scot
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Dead I know, The
Aaron has left school and is starting a job as assistant to a funeral director. Although uncommunicative, Aaron is a willing and capable worker. But, his home life is fraught. Aaron lives at a caravan park and is the sole carer of his guardian, who's on the verge of dementia. And, Aaron is frightened. He walks in his sleep and has nightmares he can't explain and memories he can't recover. Usually read by students in Years 9, 10 or above.
ISBN 9781742373843
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2011
Gardner, Scot
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Stuff happens: Fadi
Stuff happens sometimes. For Fadi, it happened when he got in trouble for tackling Jack at lunchtime. Fadi is big and strong, and hasn't quite grown into his body. He's a gun on the rugby field where his strength and size is an advantage but, off the field and out of home, he sometimes breaks things. With the help of his uncle and cousins, Fadi learns to put some grace in his movement and to develop some seriously cool dance moves.
ISBN 9780143308126
Series Stuff happens series (12 books)
Publisher Penguin Books Australia, 2015
Gardner, Scot
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Shakespeare stories
Twelve of William Shakespeare's most famous plays are presented in narrative form.
ISBN 9780140389388
Publisher Puffin Australia, 1997
Garfield, Leon
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Smith
Smith is a twelve year old pickpocket who finds himself involved in murder, suspense and the London underworld.
ISBN 9780374467623
Publisher Sunburst, 2000
Garfield, Leon
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God beneath the sea, The
A recreation of Greek legends.
ISBN 9780241139554
Publisher Hamilton, 1997
Garfield, Leon & Blishen, Edward
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My father's boat
A Vietnamese-American boy spends a day with his father on his shrimp boat, listening as he describes how his own father fished on the South China Sea. They talk about going back to Vietnam one day.
ISBN 9780590478687
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2002
Garland, Sherry
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Owl service, The
Three children find a mysterious set of dishes in an attic which sets off a chain of events from an ancient Welsh drama. Usually read by students in Years 9, 10 or above.
ISBN 9780007127894
Publisher HarperCollins Australia, 2002
Garner, Alan
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Weirdstone of Brisingamen, The
Two children, Susan and Colin, are sent to rural England, where they encounter a frightening local woman and an ancient wizard, named Cadellin. They find themselves on the run through abandoned mine tunnels, aided by a pair of heroic dwarfs.
ISBN 9780007127887
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, UK, 2002
Garner, Alan
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Family from one end street, The
Set thirty years ago, a dustman's large family all had various ways of entertaining themselves, despite the family's lack of money.
ISBN 9780141329673
Publisher Puffin UK, 2010
Garnett, Eve
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Across the line
Casey doesn't know whether he has stumbled across an alternate reality during his rugby league match, or if he has lost his mind completely. A story about sport, science and families.
ISBN 9780977522453
Publisher Dragonwick Publishing, 2006
Garnsworthy, Penny
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Cyber riddles, The
Josh hates his life. He's had to move towns, his new school doesn't have computers, the footy team's already selected and nobody seems to want to talk to him. Reluctantly, Josh befriends classmate, Caitlin, and together they play the Internet game 'Cyberhunt' which promises them one wish, if they can solve five virtual riddles.
ISBN 9780977522491
Publisher Dragonwick Publishing, 2007
Garnsworthy, Penny
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Three Indian goddesses
Enter the magical and exotic world of Indian legends in these three modern stories, inspired by Hindu tales. There are temples, festivals, dancing, curses and battles, as well as three Indian goddesses, Kali, Lakshmi & Durga.
ISBN 9781406330953
Publisher Walker Books, 2011
Gavin, Jamila
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Three Indian princesses
Discover the enchanting lives of three Indian princesses, Savitri, Damayanti and Sita, in these retellings of three Hindu tales. Enter the world of palaces, beautiful jewels, romance, jealousy, secrets and demons.
ISBN 9781406330960
Publisher Walker Books, 2011
Gavin, Jamila
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Knightley & son
Darkus Knightley's father was London's top private detective until he went into a coma four years ago. Now, he has woken up to discover his thirteen year old son has inherited the family talent. With a bestselling book seemingly making people do terrible things, and clues pointing to the involvement of a shadowy organisation known as the Combination, Alan needs the help of his tweed-wearing, brainiac son to investigate.
ISBN 9781408838914
Publisher Bloomsbury, 2014
Gavin, Rohan
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All fall down
Christobel, fourteen and heiress to a fortune, is bored and lonely until she decides to dress as a boy and rescue her servant's son who has been kidnapped. It becomes a dangerous game set in the crime and disease-ridden slums of The Rocks.
ISBN 9781877003868
Publisher Little Hare Books, 2005
Geason, Susan
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Death of a princess
Set in Ancient Egypt, the book follows the murder investigation of the Pharaoh's daughter. The story follows Meryet-Neith, the harem's beautician, who needs to find the truth or risk becoming a scapegoat for the murder.
ISBN 9781877003905
Publisher Little Hare Books, 2005
Geason, Susan
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Great Australian girls
The biographies of twenty-three remarkable and diverse women who started on the paths to their exceptional lives while they were still girls.
ISBN 9780733307584
Publisher ABC Books, 1999
Geason, Susan
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Fat man, The
Colin is pleased when an old school friend of his father appears in their small New Zealand town, as the man offers his dad a job. It seems, however, that the man has a mysterious hold over Colin's family. Usually read by students in Years 9, 10 or above.
ISBN 9780141310176
Publisher Puffin Australia, 2000
Gee, Maurice
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Coco Banjo and the super wow surprise
YIPPEE! It's the holidays! Time for glorious summer days and fun with friends. Coco's mum is still travelling, but she arranges the BEST surprises. One surprise is in a box delivered by Coco's best friend, N. The next surprise is an invention called the Skip Back Machine. What does it do? And the biggest surprise is tickets to a concert by Coco's favourite pop star, Prince Louis!But . . . what if N isn't allowed to go? Coco has a big decision to make . . .
ISBN 9780857987372
Series Coco Banjo series (3 books)
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2016
Gemmell, N J
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Coco Banjo has been unfriended
It's time for the school camp and some spectacular Coco-licious adventures! But two problems could ruin everything... Jay Page is hiding his pet rat in his bag. Worse, Coco's best friend N wants to join Belle's group. Has Coco been unfriended? Can Mrs Trample really ban Coco from the disco? Could this camp get any worse? Coco needs an amazing plan to make things right. Maybe the Prime Minister can help!
ISBN 9780857987358
Series Coco Banjo series (3 books)
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2015
Gemmell, N J
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Coco Banjo is having a yay day
Coco Banjo to the recue! Coco Banjo loves her life. She sleeps in a tiger onesie, wears her mum's diamonds just because she can, and has dolphins and penguins as friends. Today Coco is planning a Yay Day of fun on her secret island home in the middle of Sydney Harbour. But wait, what is that secret signal? Oh no, Narianna (also known as N) is being bullied! Coco sets off for school to rescue her. But when cranky school principal Miss Trample sees Coco's school uniform (customised, thank you very much), Coco might be in even more trouble than her best friend. How will she get out of this one?
ISBN 9780857987334
Series Coco Banjo series (3 books)
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2015
Gemmell, N J
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Coco Banjo 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 Coco Banjo series (3 books)
Gemmell, N J
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Kensington Reptilarium, The
The Caddy kids, Kick, Scruff, Bert and Pin, are home alone and they're having the best time ever. Until a stranger arrives with news. This is the story of how four loud, grubby urchins from the Australian outback find themselves in London for the first peacetime Christmas after years of war. But their new guardian hates children. He prefers the company of the hundreds of snakes in his house, the Kensington Reptilarium.
ISBN 9780857980502
Series The Caddy kids series (2 of 3)
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2013
Gemmell, N J
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Luna Laboratorium, The
Armed with the knowledge that their mum might still be alive, the Caddy kids - Kick, Bert, Scruff and Pin - have vowed to find her. They'll comb the whole world if they have to. But, it seems that Mum's last-known location is closer to home. With bewildered Uncle Basti and their mysterious friend, Bone, determined to tag along, they set off for Sydney. Secret tunnels and outback misadventures await.
ISBN 9780857985699
Series The Caddy kids series (3 of 3)
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2015
Gemmell, N J
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Icicle Illuminarium, The
Christmas has brought the Caddy children their fondest wish, their father. However, he is not the father they knew, having been deep in the Malaysian jungle as a prisoner of war. As he mends, news comes that their mother may not be dead. This sends team Caddy off on another adventure, only to find themselves drugged and held captive in a derelict and icy castle.
ISBN 9780857985675
Series The Caddy kids series (1 of 3)
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2014
Gemmell, N J
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Animals at war
A collection of true stories about animals that have been involved in war. The book looks at how horses, dogs, birds and other animals have contributed to war efforts. Moving stories and great photos to match.
ISBN 9780746077016
Publisher Usborne Publishing Ltd, 2007
George, Isabel & Jones, Rob Lloyd
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Julie of the wolves
An Inuit girl runs away to regain her traditional Eskimo culture and becomes lost on the frozen Arctic tundra. Only the wolves can help her. Julie's survival depends on the leader of the pack.
ISBN 9780060540951
Publisher HarperCollins US, 2003
George, Jean Craighead
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My side of the mountain
Sam is determined to survive in the woods and keeps a journal to describe the birds and animals with which he learns to live. A tale of the determination and bravery of a city boy who refuses to give in.
ISBN 9780141312422
Publisher Puffin USA, 2001
George, Jean Craighead
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Lizzie's wish
The story of a young girl in Victorian England who's mother, after her father's death, has remarried a gentleman disliked by Lizzie. She is sent to London to stay with her aunt and uncle during the lead-up to the birth of a sibling.
ISBN 9780746060308
Publisher Usborne Publishing Ltd, 2004
Geras, Adele
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My dad thinks he's funny
My Dad thinks he's funny. Whenever I say, 'I'm hungry', Dad says, 'Hello Hungry. Pleased to meet you.' My Dad thinks he's funny. But he's not. A book for anyone whose dad has made them laugh, or cringe.
ISBN 9781742031217
Publisher Black Dog Books, 2010
Germein, Katrina & Jellett, Tom (ill)
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Always Jack
Jack's life is pretty good until things get complicated. Nanna is getting wobblier, his face goes red when he thinks about Anna and Mum and Rob's wedding is taking over the world. Then, his Mum gets breast cancer and the world starts spinning while his mum and family go through the whole experience of her illness.
ISBN 9780732290207
Series I am Jack series (4 books)
Publisher HarperCollins Australia, 2010
Gervay, Susanne & Wilcox, Cathy (ill)
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Being Jack
Jack is in Year 6 now and still loves his photography, surfing and crazy family. Things are going well for him, particularly at school where he isn't bullied any more. But, he notices that his best friend, Christopher, is starting to miss school, hiding out and avoiding everyone. When a football match turns ugly and Jack and Christopher witness some unfair dirty play, they know that, again, the bullying has to stop.
ISBN 9780732296148
Series I am Jack series (4 books)
Publisher HarperCollins Australia, 2014
Gervay, Susanne & Wilcox, Cathy (ill)
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I am Jack
Happy-go-lucky Jack is good at photography, jokes, collecting detentions and grafting onions onto potato plants. He also shows students that they can win against bullying.
ISBN 9780207199059
Series I am Jack series (4 books)
Publisher HarperCollins Australia, 2000
Gervay, Susanne & Wilcox, Cathy (ill)
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Series I am Jack series (4 books)
Gervay, Susanne & Wilcox, Cathy (ill)
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Super Jack
In the school holidays, Mum tells Jack and his annoying, younger sister, Samantha, that all the family are going on a holiday to the Gold Coast. Family means Nanna, sort-of-step dad Rob and his son, Leo, as well as Jack's friend, Anna.
ISBN 9780207199189
Series I am Jack series (4 books)
Publisher HarperCollins Australia, 2003
Gervay, Susanne & Wilcox, Cathy (ill)
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What's your story
Australia has a long history and many stories. This is the story of Leonard, a young orphan boy, who was on one of the ships in the First Fleet that came to Australia from England. He was both frightened and amazed by his new country. When Leonard met Milba, an Eora girl, she showed him the animals of his new land and the cave drawings of her people. Without words, they could still tell their stories.
ISBN 9780994289544
Publisher Berbay Publishing, 2016
Giannone, Rose & Emmerichs, Bern (ill)
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Dalai Lama, peacemaker from Tibet, The
When Tenzin Gyatso was four years old, the religious leaders of Tibet declared him to be the fourteenth Dalai Lama, the highest-ranking monk in Tibetan Buddhism. The Dalai Lama spreads a message of compassion and peace in the world.
ISBN 9780750240161
Publisher White-Thomson Publishing Ltd, 2002
Gibb, Chris
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Fidel Castro: leader of Cuba's revolution
As a young man, Fidel Castro dreamt of a free and independent Cuba. He led a band of guerilla fighters to overthrow Cuba's dictator. His new government made sure all the people could read and write.
ISBN 9780750228626
Publisher White-Thomson Publishing Ltd, 2001
Gibb, Tom
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Complete adventures of Snugglepot and Cuddlepie, The
Snugglepot and Cuddlepie feature in this Australian classic. They are two gumnut babies who live in the bush and have adventures with their bush friends and the big bad Banksia men.
ISBN 9780207167300
Publisher HarperCollins Australia, 1990
Gibbs, May
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Gumnut babies: 100 years
Celebrate the publication of May Gibbs's first book, Gumnut babies, in 1916. This collector's book includes seven stories - Gumnut babies, Gum-Blossom babies, Flannel Flowers and Other Bush Babies, Boronia babies, Wattle Babies, Nuttybub and Nittersing, and Chucklebud and Wunkydoo.
ISBN 9781460752555
Publisher Angus & Robertson (HarperCollins), 2016
Gibbs, May
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Lockie Leonard, human torpedo: the play
When Lockie moves to a coastal town where his dad is the new police officer, he has trouble settling in. Live each agonising, embarrassing adolescent moment as he makes friends and has a torrid love affair with Vickie, prettiest girl in town.
ISBN 9780868194783
Publisher Currency Press, 1996
Gibbs, Paige
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Secrets of the Sphinx
Large, well-illustrated book with historical information and intriguing facts about the sphinx, the origin of its craftsmen, the Rosetta Stone and Atlantis.
ISBN 9780590098472
Publisher Scholastic US, 2005
Giblin, James Cross & Ibatoulline, Bagram (ill)
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Atlas of oddities: discover the amazing and diverse world we live in
Living on the planet are more than 7 billion people, all with their own interests, traditions and ways of life. And the extraordinary scenery, from the icy poles to scorching hot deserts, lush tropical rainforests, giant rocky caves and canyons, remarkable rivers, lakes and seas, also provides a home to a phenomenally wide range of different animals and plants. This unbelievable round-the-world adventure will take you through all of our continents and countries, and on the way you will get to see just how diverse the world can be. The beautifully illustrated maps feature key aspects, such as borders, capital cities and major rivers, and are perfect for engaging young readers.
ISBN 9781405281362
Publisher Egmont Childrens, 2016
Gifford, Clive & Worrall, Tracy (ill)
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Child's dreaming
Kevin Gilbert is an Aboriginal artist and poet and his poems focus on the Australian outback, in particular, the fauna.
ISBN 9780947062972
Publisher Hyland House, 1992
Gilbert, Kevin
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True colours, young readers' edition
Adam Gilchrist is one of the greatest wicketkeepers in cricket history. He grew up in NSW, played State cricket for Perth, loved the Adelaide oval the most and finished his cricket career in India.
ISBN 9780330426206
Publisher Pan MacMillan, 2010
Gilchrist, Adam
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ANZAC heroes
From nurse and pilot to soldier and spy, find out about thirty ANZAC heroes, who risked everything, left everything and lost everything as they participated in World Wars l and ll.
ISBN 9781775433637
Publisher Scholastic New Zealand, 2016
Gill, Maria & Ivancic, Marco (ill)
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Animal eco-warriors
Meet the super dogs, hero rats and cyborg bees keeping our environment safe. Come on an action-packed adventure with an amazing mob of animal eco-warriors as they use their special talents to help solve our planet's environmental problems! From the nosy noses of biosecurity beagles at airports to rats learning to sniff out landmines in war-torn landscapes, animals are using their unique abilities to help make the world a better and safer place. With fantastic colour photos of animal eco-warriors at work, this book is full of fun facts on how animals are helping humanity work towards a more sustainable future. There are also plenty of tips on how you can make a difference to the planet. Join the animals eco-warrior team today!
ISBN 9781486306213
Publisher CSIRO, 2017
Gill, Nic
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Tail of two diggers, A
Digger, a mischievous pup, ran away from home seeking adventure. He became the soldiers' mascot and, during World War I, Digger's adventures were not quite what he expected. He was wounded and befriended by Sergeant James Martin. When he returned home, Digger hated loud noise and certain smells, which reminded him of war. For his bravery and long service, Digger was presented with a silver engraved collar. Based on a true story.
ISBN 9780646952260
Publisher Returned Services League (RSL), 2016
Gillam, John & Fletcher, Yvonne & Durell, Paul (ill)
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Monkey and me
Beanie, nicknamed due to hair loss during leukaemia treatment, is a normal, intelligent almost ten year old, getting up to mischief with the best of them. When Beanie, with his older brother's gang, explores the derelict Black Gate, an overhead thumping spooks them. Beanie discovers the cause - a chimpanzee. With the gang's help, in particular their new deaf, signing female member, he attempts to hide Malcolm with hilarious consequences.
ISBN 9780143308232
Publisher Penguin, 2014
Gilman, David
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George
When people look at George, they think they see a boy. But, George knows she's a girl. She secretly calls herself Melissa and loves to read her hidden stash of magazines, with ads for lipstick and perfume. George desperately wants to win the role of Charlotte in her class's production of Charlotte's Web so that her mum will finally see her as a girl, and accept that she's transgender. With the help of her best friend, Kelly, George comes up with a plan, not just to be Charlotte but to let everyone know who she is, once and for all.
ISBN 9780545812542
Publisher Scholastic US, 2015
Gino, Alex
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You don't know everything, Jilly P
Jilly P is just starting year 7 and is a confident and happy girl with good friends in real life and in the chat site devoted to her favourite fantasy books. When her baby sister is born deaf, she reaches out to her deaf and Black friend Derek for insight. Jilly begins to realise the diverse challenges others face and how difficult it can be to really understand others.
ISBN 9780545956246
Publisher HarperCollins Australia, 2018
Gino, Alex
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1918
The planes kept flying low above them. The signal rang out and they surged forward through the smoke. Thousands of men screaming and yelling, their line was kilometres wide. Behind them came Monash's tanks, those huge, new mobile machines. They smothered the land, flattening the crops and then any wire left standing.
ISBN 9781743622513
Series Australia's great war series (5 of 5)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2018
Gleeson, Libby
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Dear writer
Lizzie and her friend want to surprise their teacher with a visit by his favourite author for the teacher's birthday in Book Week.
ISBN 9780141312705
Publisher Penguin, 2001
Gleeson, Libby
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Dodger
Mick's life at high school changes when he is chosen to play the Artful Dodger. His unresolved grief, misplaced guilt over his mother's death and alienation from his father erode his confidence. Will he let the others down? Strong language in context.
ISBN 9780140383751
Publisher Penguin, 1996
Gleeson, Libby
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Eleanor, Elizabeth
Eleanor finds her grandmother's diary in the old schoolhouse where she did her lessons.
ISBN 9780141303024
Publisher Penguin, 1998
Gleeson, Libby
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I am Susannah
Susie is devastated when her friend moves away and an old lady comes to live in Kim's old house.
ISBN 9780141306131
Publisher Penguin, 2000
Gleeson, Libby
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Love me, love me not
This is a collection of short stories about the ups and downs of adolescence.
ISBN 9780140368208
Publisher Penguin, 1995
Gleeson, Libby
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Mahtab's story
Mahtab's family live in Herat in Afghanistan amongst the ever present Taliban. They decide to leave everything they hold dear behind and journey secretly to Australia via Pakistan and Indonesia. This is an amazing story of struggle and hope for a better future.
ISBN 9781741753349
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2008
Gleeson, Libby
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My Australian story: The rum rebellion, the diary of David Bellamy, Sydney Town, 1807-1809
David Bellamy is afraid. He fears the strange new land of New South Wales, its inhabitants and its wild creatures. He fears his relatives who have taken him in and the swearing, cursing Governor Bligh. And then, on Anniversary Day, 26th January, 1808, David and his new friends, Kitty and Ralph, are on the streets of Sydney Town when the military march on Government House.
ISBN 9781865043623
Series My Australian story (31 books)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2001
Gleeson, Libby
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Red
Red can't remember the cyclone, doesn't remember her name, where she lived or who her parents are. Is there anyone left in Sydney she can trust to help her discover who she is and why she needs to get to Melbourne so urgently.
ISBN 9781741758535
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2012
Gleeson, Libby
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Refuge
A family is tested when asked to hide a Timorese refugee. They must take some personal responsibility for a global issue.
ISBN 9780140389852
Publisher Penguin, 1998
Gleeson, Libby
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Skating on sand
Being the youngest of three girls, Hannah often feels left out, especially when she so desperately wants to learn how to skate.
ISBN 9780140371611
Publisher Penguin, 1995
Gleeson, Libby
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I am Thomas
Thomas is isolated in a crowd. His story is punctuated by the words adults, such as parents, teachers, politicians, recruitment officers and churchgoers, have said to him throughout his journey from childhood to adulthood. As the voices in his life crowd in on him, Thomas looks for another way.
ISBN 9781742373331
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2011
Gleeson, Libby & Greder, Armin (ill)
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After
Nazis are still invading Poland and Felix joins a group of partisans who are targeting the Nazis troops. Felix becomes the doctor's assistant, until he is left to fend for himself, at the same time as becoming a surrogate parents to both Jewish and German young children.
ISBN 9780670075447
Series Felix series (4 of 5)
Publisher Puffin Australia, 2012
Gleitzman, Morris
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Blabber mouth
Rowena cannot speak. Unlike Rowena, her father, whom she decides to change, is blundering and enthusiastic and obsessed with country music.
ISBN 9780330273534
Publisher Pan MacMillan, 1992
Gleitzman, Morris
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Boy overboard
Jamal and Bibi are Afghani asylum seekers whose most precious possession is their soccer ball. They dream of being international soccer stars in a land where they don't have to worry about their ball hitting a landmine.
ISBN 9780141308388
Publisher Penguin, 2002
Gleitzman, Morris
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Bumface
While his irresponsible, actress mother lives a jolly life, Angus is literally left holding the babies, his younger siblings. It's a bit much for an eleven year old. Humour masks the adult themes in this story that is suitable for mature readers.
ISBN 9780140387971
Publisher Puffin Australia, 1998
Gleitzman, Morris
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Extra time
Matt is a talented young soccer player who is selected to travel to England to join the Premier League, with his ten year old sister as his manager.
ISBN 9780143307754
Publisher Puffin Australia, 2013
Gleitzman, Morris
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Series Felix series (5 books)
Gleitzman, Morris
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Girl underground
Bridget wants a quiet life, including, if possible, keeping her parents out of prison. A boy called Menzies makes her an offer she can't refuse. They set off on a desperate, daring adventure to rescue two kids from a detention centre in the desert.
ISBN 9780143300465
Publisher Penguin, 2004
Gleitzman, Morris
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Give peas a chance and other funny stories
Fourteen clever, funny tales, featuring a host of crazy characters. While Ginger and her dog organise the ultimate party, Wilton the worm meets Aristotle the nose germ in an unexpected location and Ben tries to save the world by not eating his vegetables.
ISBN 9780143302629
Publisher Penguin Books Australia, 2007
Gleitzman, Morris
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Grace
Eleven year old Grace knows only one world of her mum, dad, twin brothers and the strict religious community they belong to. Her relationship with God is central to her life but Grace is also stubborn, outspoken and independent. When her dad is thrown out of the church for asking questions, Grace is torn between staying in the church and keeping her family together.
ISBN 9780670073900
Publisher Penguin Books Australia, 2009
Gleitzman, Morris
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Help around the house
Ludo's dad has just been elected as an Independent in Federal Parliament, which means a big move to Canberra. Top on his list of priorities is to find the local Scout group and continue his journey with the Scouts. Little does he realise just how important his scouting skills will turn out to be.
ISBN 9780143793236
Publisher Penguin, 2018
Gleitzman, Morris
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Loyal creatures
They were loyal creatures, the men and horses of the Australian Light Horse. But war doesn't always pay heed to loyalty. This is the powerful story of a young man's journey towards his own kind of bravery.
ISBN 9780670077427
Publisher Penguin, 2014
Gleitzman, Morris
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Maybe
Maybe Gabriek, Anya and Felix will escape the revenge Gogol's brother Zliv intends. Maybe they will evade a lynch mob still angry at the displaced Jews. Maybe Felix's medical abilities will provide the solution for a better new life on the other side of the world. Maybe Felix will have to leave his friends behind.
ISBN 9780670079377
Publisher Penguin Random House Australia, 2017
Gleitzman, Morris
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Misery guts
Keith's parents have become morose because of the grey, English weather. Keith intends to cheer them up with a trip to tropical, northern Australia.
ISBN 9780330272315
Publisher Pan MacMillan, 1991
Gleitzman, Morris
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Now
Felix now has another Zelda in his life, his granddaughter. His life has been one of distinction, but still he feels a failure because his inability to save the first Zelda. It takes a typically Australian disaster for Felix to lay to rest the pain from his past, and for his granddaughter to understand her own strength of character.
ISBN 9780670074372
Series Felix series (3 of 5)
Publisher Penguin Books Australia, 2010
Gleitzman, Morris
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Once
Felix is hidden by his Jewish parents in a Catholic orphanage during the Nazi invasion of Poland. He runs away to find his parents and lands in the middle of the Holocaust.
ISBN 9780143301950
Series Felix series (1 of 5)
Publisher Penguin, 2005
Gleitzman, Morris
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Pizza cake
A reader's feast. Ten wonderfully fresh stories, full of imagination and humour.
ISBN 9780143305989
Publisher Puffin Australia, 2011
Gleitzman, Morris
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Soon
At the end of the Second World War, Felix struggles to survive in Soviet controlled Poland. He must try to find basic necessities, such as shelter and food, and stay safe from the gangs of youths intent upon ridding Poland of the destitute Jews and Slavs, people who have come to seek refuge. Felix perseveres, always looking for the light at the end of the very dark tunnel and for justice to prevail.
ISBN 9780670078875
Series Felix series (5 of 5)
Publisher Penguin Books Australia, 2015
Gleitzman, Morris
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Sticky beak
A sequel to Blabbermouth, this book continues the story of Rowena's chaotic life as a teenager who cannot speak aloud yet converses with the reader with her 'voice'.
ISBN 9780330274067
Publisher Pan MacMillan, 1993
Gleitzman, Morris
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Then
The second story of Felix and Zelda. They have escaped from the Nazis but now must survive the many people ready to hand them over for a reward. Thanks to the courage of a kind, brave woman they are able to hide for a time in the open, but Felix knows he has a distinguishing feature that identifies him as a Jew.
ISBN 9780670072781
Series Felix series (2 of 5)
Publisher Viking Children's, 2008
Gleitzman, Morris
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Toad away
A heroic tale of one slightly squashed cane toad's travels across oceans, continents and some really busy roads.
ISBN 9780143300472
Series Toad series (5 books)
Publisher Puffin Australia, 2008
Gleitzman, Morris
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Toad heaven
A stirring saga of one slightly squashed cane toad's dreams of a safe place and what happens when he wakes up.
ISBN 9780141308807
Series Toad series (5 books)
Publisher Puffin Australia, 2008
Gleitzman, Morris
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Toad rage
A young cane toad can't understand why humans dislike cane toads so much and sets out to prove how nice they really are.
ISBN 9780141306551
Series Toad series (5 books)
Publisher Puffin Australia, 1999
Gleitzman, Morris
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Toad surprise
A wart-tingling escapade of one slightly squashed cane toad's hunt for friendship and the surprising place he finds it.
ISBN 9780141326948
Series Toad series (5 books)
Publisher Puffin Australia, 2008
Gleitzman, Morris
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Too small to fail
Oliver's parents own their own bank so he has everything a Year Five boy might want. Everything, that is, except the small dog in the local pet shop, which he's not allowed to have. When a mysterious woman buys the puppy and threatens to harm it if Oliver can't return her thousands of dollars, he hatches a plan which includes sixteen camels.
ISBN 9780143306429
Publisher Puffin Australia, 2011
Gleitzman, Morris
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Two weeks with the queen
Colin is trying to find the best cancer doctor in the world to treat his younger brother.
ISBN 9780330271837
Publisher Pan MacMillan, 1990
Gleitzman, Morris
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Snot Chocolate and other funny stories
Very Yummy Stories.Stop your mum picking her nose, read the secret diary of a dog, catch a bus and then let it go, discover how one slice of toast can make you the most popular person in school, start wearing a crown and give up eating pig-nostril gruel, use a wrecking ball to defeat a bully, show your big sister the very scary secret in your wardrobe, unleash the awesome power of chips, live in a house that gets wiped clean more often than a bottom. Funny stories from a favourite Australian author, Morris Gleitzman.
ISBN 9780143309222
Publisher Puffin Australia, 2016
Gleitzman, Morris
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Toad delight
Even more desperate to save his family from ending up on his stack of squashed relatives, Limpy takes his quest to the airwaves. When a TV cooking show kidnaps Goliath to be their main ingredient, Limpy sets out to rescue him. He ends up on camera himself and must try to use his fifteen minutes of fame to get humans to lay off the cane-toad squashing.
ISBN 9780143309239
Series Toad series (5 books)
Publisher Penguin Books Australia, 2016
Gleitzman, Morris
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Telling lies
Against the background of paranoia, fear and betrayal that is German-occupied France in 1942, a defiant French family decides to help Paul, a downed New Zealand airman. If they are to hide him, smuggle him to safety and survive, they must weave a web of lies.
ISBN 9781869509347
Publisher HarperCollins NZ, 2012
Topics / Year 6 easy reads /
Glensor, Tricia
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Inline skating: extreme sports
One of a series of books about extreme sports. With action photographs, diagrams and a glossary of terms, this book tells you how to get started with inline skating, the equipment required and tricks that can be done.
ISBN 9781844430895
Publisher Raintree, 2003
Glidewell, Steve
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Witch baby and me at school
Lily's sister, Daisy, is one year old and she's no ordinary baby. When she was born, something went wrong and Daisy is a Witch Baby. Nobody knows this but Lily. She's the only one who can see Daisy make the fridge float in the air or turn people into slugs. It's time for Lily to start at her new school. It will be hard enough being the new girl and, then, there's Daisy.
ISBN 9780552556774
Publisher Corgi Books, 2009
Topics / Year 5 easy reads /
Gliori, Debi
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Joke trap, The
Jesse's dad makes terrible jokes. Ben's dad sings all the wrong lyrics to songs. The embarrassment is ruining their social life. The kids hope to cure their dads with a taste of their own medicine but they're not sure dads will ever stop doing THAT joke.
ISBN 9780733320552
Publisher ABC Books, 2007
Glover, Richard & Gordon, Gus (ill)
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Somewhere else
A troubled girl struggles with a life she doesn't recognise. The boy who poses as her little brother tries to help her unravel the mystery of whether she is possessed, imprisoned or mentally ill. Slowly, the events that led to this terrible trauma, the result of a violent assault, are unravelled as aspects of the harrowing experience are explored. Some very strong language, used in context, may offend some readers. Usually read by students in Years 9, 10 or above.
ISBN 9781842708156
Publisher Andersen Press Ltd, 2008
Glover, Sandra
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Falling from Grace
A fruitless search is mounted for Grace. Kip, the last person to see her on the beach before her disappearance, may have harmed her or a dark and sinister stranger could be involved. Adult themes with strong and coarse language in context. Usually read by students in Years 9, 10 or above.
ISBN 9780143302414
Publisher Penguin, 2006
Godwin, Jane
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Minnie and the super guys
Eleven year old Minnie has no intention of allowing three little troublemakers into her life. But they come anyway, uninvited and unannounced, expecting something from Minnie that she can't possible give.
ISBN 9780141310657
Publisher Puffin Australia, 2004
Godwin, Jane
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True story of Mary who wanted to stand on her head, The
A story in rhyme about a girl who wants to stand on her head. Mary attends a school where one of the school rules is never to stand on your head. Mary is very wilful and there is no stopping her.
ISBN 9781741147162
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2005
Godwin, Jane & Drahos, Zak (ill)
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Elvis Presley: the king of rock 'n' roll
With great photos and information, this book tells of the journey of a shy country boy who became the undisputed king of rock 'n' roll.
ISBN 9780750244947
Publisher Hodder Children's Books (Australia), 2003
Gogerly, Liz
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John Lennon: voice of a generation
John Lennon found fame as the Beatles' lead singer, the most popular band in history. They dominated the record charts between 1963 and 1970. He promoted world peace and freedom, and challenged people to hope for a better world.
ISBN 9780750239486
Publisher Hodder Headline Australia Pty Ltd, 2002
Gogerly, Liz
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Pablo Picasso: master of modern art
Throughout his life, Picasso took risks, experimented and pushed the boundaries. Like his art, his life was full of passion. Whether painting, producing sculptures or working with ceramics, he produced some of the greatest art of the twentieth century.
ISBN 9780750243247
Publisher White-Thomson Publishing Ltd, 2003
Gogerly, Liz
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Children of Willesden lane, The: A true story of hope and survival during World War II
A story about the strength of one young girl separated from her family during the 2nd World War and sent to live with strangers in England. While the war drags on over years and Lisa dreams of seeing her family again she clings to the one gift her mother told her to never loose, her music. Lisa's piano playing would go on and brighten the lives of all those around her in the darkest of times and her story reminds us not just of the power of music, but of the amazing resilience and humbling kindness of the human spirit. For anyone who enjoyed The Diary of Anne Frank.
ISBN 9781760630805
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2017
Golabek, Mona & Cohen, Lee
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Counting by 7s
Willow Chance is a twelve year old genius, obsessed with nature, diagnosing medical conditions and counting by 7s. It has never been easy for Willow to connect with anyone other than her adoptive parents. Willow has led a quietly happy life until her parents die in a car crash, leaving her alone in a baffling world.
ISBN 9781743626535
Publisher Scholastic US, 2013
Goldberg Sloan, Holly
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Short
Julia is very short for her age, but by the end of the summer she'll realise how big she is inside, where it counts. This is the summer she gets cast as a munchkin in a production of The Wizard of Oz. Through some new friendships, and her turn in the spotlight, she finds that she may not be as tall as everyone else, but she more than deserves to hold her head high.
ISBN 9781743816516
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2017
Goldberg Sloan, Holly
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Dragonfly
When the uptight Fourth Crown Princess of the Blue Crescent Islands is sent to marry the uncouth Prince Ramil ac Burinholt, heir to the throne of Gerfal, in order to unite their lands, they are both horrified. They hate each other on sight and their lives have been very different. But, their countries are under threat and the only chance of peace is for them to form an alliance.
ISBN 9780192727602
Publisher Oxford University Press, 2008
Golding, Julia
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Princess bride, The
A classic story of pirates, evil princes, sorcerers and true love.
ISBN 9780747545187
Publisher Bloomsbury, 1999
Goldman, William
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Clair de lune
Clair-de-Lune has lived with her grandmother since her mother died. She lives a sheltered life until she meets Bonaventure, a brave talking mouse, who takes Clair-de-Lune on adventures of which she had only dreamed.
ISBN 9780143300007
Publisher Penguin, 2004
Golds, Cassandra
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Pureheart
When her grandmother dies, Deirdre is left alone in a crumbling block of flats. Looking out the window one misty night, she sees a boy who seems familiar. Together, he and Deirdre must discover the secret of the old building, before it collapses and the secret is lost forever.
ISBN 9780143204275
Publisher Penguin Books Australia, 2013
Golds, Cassandra
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Three loves of Persimmon, The
In the 1920s, Persimmon lives a solitary life, pouring her passion into the florist shop she owns in an underground railway station. Her only companion is Rose, a talking cabbage. Intriguing young men come and go but Persimmon has yet to find the love of her life. Beneath the shop lives an enquiring mouse, Epiphany. When Persimmon and Epiphany meet, life will never be the same again.
ISBN 9780143205012
Publisher Penguin Books Australia, 2010
Golds, Cassandra
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Museum of Mary Child, The
Heloise lives with her godmother in an isolated cottage and, next door, is a sinister museum dedicated to the memory of Mary Child. Visitors enter it with a smile but depart with fear in their eyes. When Heloise finds a doll under the floorboards, she keeps it against her godmother's advice. That's when the delicate truce between Heloise and her godmother begins to unravel.
ISBN 9780143304142
Publisher Puffin Australia, 2009
Golds, Cassandra
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Mostly true story of Matthew and Trim
Mostly true account of the tragic but inspiring life of Matthew Flinders and his cat, Trim. They relate their adventures, as they map and explore Australia, and their eventful return to England. Graphic novel.
ISBN 9780143302179
Publisher Penguin, 2005
Golds, Cassandra & Axelsen, Stephen (ill)
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Neil Armstrong: first man on the moon
On 20 July 1969, hundreds of millions of people watched on television as Neil Armstrong stepped onto the powdery surface of the moon. This book provides an insight into his life.
ISBN 9780750238854
Publisher White-Thomson Publishing Ltd, 2001
Goldsmith, Dr Mike
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Ripley's space: believe it or not
Eye catching and fun filled way of looking at a traditional factual book on Space. Stories and images, mixed with core information, are presented to answer such questions as how high can you jump on the moon or what is life like in space. From black holes to space junk to aliens, there is something for everyone.
ISBN 9781741695991
Series Ripley's twists series (4 books)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2010
Goldsmith, Dr Mike
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Navigators: Stars & planets
This intergalactic travelogue takes space lovers where they have never gone before. Come and visit Mars, disappear inside a black hole, dodge asteroids and speculate on the future of human endeavours in space.
ISBN 9780753466827
Series Navigators series (16 books)
Publisher Kingfisher, 2011
Goldsmith, Mike Dr & Moore, Chris (ill)
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Science book, The
Explore science through twenty-four big ideas, the key concepts to help understand how science works in your world. Bursting with facts and close-up graphics, this book explains tricky concepts using accessible visuals. Discover why supercooling frogs show how living things adapt to their environment and how the bumps on a whale's fin help aeroplanes to fly.
ISBN 9781405354134
Publisher Dorling Kindersley, 2010
Topics / STEM /
Golion, Matilda (edit)
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Eon
Eon has been studying the ancient art of Dragon Magic to become an apprentice to one of the twelve energy dragons of good fortune. But, he has a dark secret, living a dangerous lie for the chance to become a Dragoneye. When Eon is catapulted into the treacherous world of the Imperial court, he makes a powerful enemy, Lord Ido. Some violence and adult themes. Usually read by students in Years 9, 10 or above.
ISBN 9780670062270
Publisher Viking Children's, 2008
Goodman, Alison
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Eona
Once she was Eon, a girl disguised as a boy, risking her life for the chance to become a Dragoneye apprentice. Now she is Eona, thrust into the role of her country's saviour. Eona must find the strength to walk a deadly line between truth and justice, friendship and duty, and, most of all, her feelings for the king and Rat Dragoneye. Some violence and adult themes. Usually read by students in Years 9, 10 or above.
ISBN 9780732284947
Publisher Angus & Robertson (HarperCollins), 2011
Goodman, Alison
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How do you burp in space
Here is a travel planner for all those who dream of taking a holiday in outer space. Includes what to pack, how to get there and home again, what to wear, how to sleep, brush your teeth and even burp in space.
ISBN 9781599900681
Publisher Bloomsbury, 2013
Goodman, Susan & Slack, Michael (ill)
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Somewhere else
George has no interest in exploring the world. He's far too busy at home baking fine pastries. That's what he tells everyone when they invite him along on their wonderful adventures. But, George's friend, Pascal, digs a little deeper.
ISBN 9780670078851
Publisher Viking Children's, 2016
Gordon, Gus
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Inconvenient truth, An
Exposes global warming and the effects and dangers we face from climate changes. Photographs depicting victims of natural disasters may be distressing to some.
ISBN 9780747590965
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2006
Gore, Al
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Malcolm X: A revolutionary voice
Malcolm X, born Malcolm Little, was a small boy when white supremacists firebombed his family home. Such terrifying moments, along with years of daily racist insults and barriers, shaped Malcolm's life, transforming him into one of the most articulate and rousing black nationalist leaders of all time.
ISBN 9781402745898
Series Sterling biographies series (26 of 29)
Publisher Sterling Publishing Co, 2008
Gormley, Beatrice
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Asterix and Caesar's gift
On being demobilised from the Roman army, Legionary Tremensdelirius, gets the title deeds to the village. Soon, he swaps them for a drink in a tavern and the landlord, Orthopaedix, his wife and daughter set off to claim their rights.
ISBN 9780752866451
Series Asterix series (21 of 41)
Publisher Orion, 2004
Goscinny, Rene & Uderzo, Albert
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Asterix and Cleopatra
Getafix, Obelix, Dogmatix and Asterix visit Egypt to help an architect build a palace for Caesar. There they are entranced by the Sphinx, pyramids and Cleopatra's nose.
ISBN 9780752866079
Series Asterix series (6 of 41)
Publisher Orion, 2004
Goscinny, Rene & Uderzo, Albert
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Asterix and Obelix all at sea
The slaves have stolen Caesar's own galley, the finest warship in the Roman navy. Under their leader, the former slaves make for the village where Caesar's old enemies Asterix and Obelix live - only to find the place in crisis.
ISBN 9780752847788
Series Asterix series (30 of 41)
Publisher Orion, 2002
Goscinny, Rene & Uderzo, Albert
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Asterix and Obelix's Birthday: The golden book
The thirty-fourth episode of the Asterix comic book series, designed and written by Albert Uderzo. The book also includes Asterix stories which were created jointly with Rene Goscinny. The album celebrates the 50th anniversary of the creation of the series.
ISBN 9781444000276
Series Asterix series (41 books)
Publisher Orion, 2009
Goscinny, Rene & Uderzo, Albert
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Asterix and son
A baby is left outside Asterix's hut. Child-care is something new to the warriors but Asterix and Obelix do their best, although they have had more practice in thumping Romans.
ISBN 9780752847757
Series Asterix series (27 of 41)
Publisher Orion, 2002
Goscinny, Rene & Uderzo, Albert
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Asterix and the actress
Asterix and Obelix are celebrating their joint birthday party back in the Gaulish village and some surprise guests have been invited.
ISBN 9780752846583
Series Asterix series (31 of 41)
Publisher Orion, 2002
Goscinny, Rene & Uderzo, Albert
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Asterix and the banquet
The Romans build a barricade around the village. Asterix and Obelix demonstrate their resistance by going on a journey around the entire country, collecting local speciaities on the way
ISBN 9780752866093
Series Asterix series (5 of 41)
Publisher Orion, 2004
Goscinny, Rene & Uderzo, Albert
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Asterix and the big fight
The Romans persuade a Gaulish chief to challenge Vitalstatistix to single combat. This poses no threat until Getafix is hit by a flying menhir and forgets how to make the magic potion.
ISBN 9780752866178
Series Asterix series (7 of 41)
Publisher Orion, 2004
Goscinny, Rene & Uderzo, Albert
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Asterix and the black gold
The druid, Getafix, is running short of rock oil, an essential ingredient in the magic potion which gives the Gaulish villagers superhuman strength to fight Julius Caesar's Roman legions.
ISBN 9780340323670
Series Asterix series (26 of 41)
Publisher Hodder Children's Books (UK), 1997
Goscinny, Rene & Uderzo, Albert
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Asterix and the cauldron
Neighbouring Gaulish Chief, WhosemoralsarelAstix, asks Vitalstatistix and his villagers to look after a cauldron full of money but the chief is bent on double-crossing everyone.
ISBN 9780752866291
Series Asterix series (13 of 41)
Publisher Orion, 2004
Goscinny, Rene & Uderzo, Albert
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Asterix and the chieftain's shield
Vercingetorix defeated Julius Caesar in the Arvernian country. Although the tables were turned later, the Gauls remember the glorious victory. Years later, Caesar plans to parade with Vercingetorix's shield but he doesn't know where it is.
ISBN 9780752866253
Series Asterix series (11 of 41)
Publisher Orion, 2004
Goscinny, Rene & Uderzo, Albert
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Asterix and the class act
Asterix stories including The Day Asterix and Oblelix were born, Fashion in Ancient Gaul and Obelix's Adventures Under the Mistletoe.
ISBN 9780752866406
Series Asterix series (32 of 41)
Publisher Orion, 2004
Goscinny, Rene & Uderzo, Albert
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Asterix and the falling sky
The Gauls have one fear, that the sky may fall on their heads tomorrow. But, tomorrow never comes, says Chief Vitalstatistix. Howecer, some surprising new characters fall along with the sky.
ISBN 9780752875484
Series Asterix series (33 of 41)
Publisher Orion, 2006
Goscinny, Rene & Uderzo, Albert
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Asterix and the gladiator
The Romans capture Cacofonix as a gift for Caesar who plans to throw him to the lions. To get into the Circus Maximus and rescue their bard, Asterix and Obelix have to become gladiators.
ISBN 9780752866116
Series Asterix series (4 of 41)
Publisher Orion, 2004
Goscinny, Rene & Uderzo, Albert
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Asterix and the golden sickle
Getafix has broken his golden sickle, so Asterix and Obelix visit Lutetia to buy a new one. Unfortunately, the sicklesmith, a cousin of Obelix's, has mysteriously gone missing.
ISBN 9780752866130
Series Asterix series (2 of 41)
Publisher Orion, 2004
Goscinny, Rene & Uderzo, Albert
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Asterix and the Goths
Again Getafix is kidnapped, this time by a raiding band of Goths. Asterix and Obelix follow them into Germania and, in the process of rescuing their druid, set off a whole series of tribal wars.
ISBN 9780752866154
Series Asterix series (3 of 41)
Publisher Orion, 2004
Goscinny, Rene & Uderzo, Albert
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Asterix and the great crossing
Asterix and Obelix are lost at sea and finally reach what they think is a Roman colony. But, when the Vikings turn up on a voyage of discovery, they realise that they have, in fact, discovered a strange New World.
ISBN 9780752866482
Series Asterix series (22 of 41)
Publisher Orion, 2004
Goscinny, Rene & Uderzo, Albert
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Asterix and the great divide
Two rival chieftains have been elected to govern a village in ancient Gaul and a ditch dug through the village divides it into a party of the left and a party of the right. But, the son and daughter of the two chieftains are in love.
ISBN 9780752847733
Series Asterix series (25 of 41)
Publisher Orion, 2001
Goscinny, Rene & Uderzo, Albert
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Asterix and the laurel wreath
Chief Vitalstatistix makes a rash bet with his brother-in-law, whom he invites to dine on a stew seasoned with Caesar's laurel wreath. It is up to Aserix and Obelix, of course, to go to Rome and acquire the wreath.
ISBN 9780752866376
Series Asterix series (18 of 41)
Publisher Orion, 2004
Goscinny, Rene & Uderzo, Albert
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Asterix and the magic carpet
The little village where Asterix and Obelix live has just one drawback, its bard is the worst musician in the entire ancient world. When Cacofonix strikes up, his singing sends the sun behind clouds and makes rain begin to fall.
ISBN 9780752847764
Series Asterix series (28 of 41)
Publisher Orion, 2002
Goscinny, Rene & Uderzo, Albert
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Asterix and the mansions of gods
A multinational team of slave construction workers are to clear the forest around the village and build a modern housing development, forcing the villagers to take swift action to protect themselves against the Roman newcomers.
ISBN 9780752866390
Series Asterix series (17 of 41)
Publisher Orion, 2004
Goscinny, Rene & Uderzo, Albert
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Asterix and the Normans
A group of Vikings comes to Gaul trying to learn what fear is. Their visit coincides with that of a real expert on the subject, Vitalstatistix's trendy nephew from Lutetia, Justforkix.
ISBN 9780752866055
Series Asterix series (9 of 41)
Publisher Orion, 2004
Goscinny, Rene & Uderzo, Albert
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Asterix and the Roman agent
Caesar tries psychological warfare to defeat the Gaulish village and sends troublemaker, Tortuous Convolvulus, to set friend against friend and almost succeeds. See jealousy spread as the Gauls become suspicious of each other.
ISBN 9780752866338
Series Asterix series (15 of 41)
Publisher Orion, 2004
Goscinny, Rene & Uderzo, Albert
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Asterix and the secret weapon
When the mothers in Asterix and Obelix's little village decide that ,besides being a terrible musician, Cacofonix, the local bard and school teacher, is not educating their children properly, they call in Bravura.
ISBN 9780752847771
Series Asterix series (29 of 41)
Publisher Orion, 2002
Goscinny, Rene & Uderzo, Albert
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Asterix and the soothsayer
One dark and stormy night, a sinister figure arrives in the little Gaulish village. Prolix claims to be a soothsayer and the villagers believe every word he says, but Asterix sees through his deception.
ISBN 9780752866420
Series Asterix series (19 of 41)
Publisher Orion, 2004
Goscinny, Rene & Uderzo, Albert
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Asterix and the Vikings
Asterix and Obelix are sent on one of their most dangerous missions. They must voyage north to the Vikings' home territory and rescue Justforkix, before the Vikings find out he is not who they think he is, and make him pay the price. Meanwhile, the Vikings' chief's daughter, Abba, has fallen for Justforkix.
ISBN 9780752885902
Series Asterix series (37 of 41)
Publisher Orion, 2006
Goscinny, Rene & Uderzo, Albert
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Asterix at the Olympic Games
The famous Olympic Games are to be held in Athens and Asterix, Obelix and their friends enter. The competition will be formidable but our heroes are determined they will find a way to win.
ISBN 9780752866277
Series Asterix series (12 of 41)
Publisher Orion, 2004
Goscinny, Rene & Uderzo, Albert
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Asterix conquers America
Getafix has been captured by Romans and catapulted off the edge of the world, so Asterix and Obelix follow to find their wizard. When they reach what they think to be the edge of the world, our heroes find themselves in America.
ISBN 9780752868394
Series Asterix series (35 of 41)
Publisher Orion, 2007
Goscinny, Rene & Uderzo, Albert
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Asterix in Belgium
Chief Vitalstatistix of the Gaulish village is horrified to hear that Caesar has called the Belgian tribes the bravest he knows. With Asterix and Obelix, the chief goes to confront the Belgians who turn out to be very like the Gauls.
ISBN 9780752866505
Series Asterix series (24 of 41)
Publisher Orion, 2005
Goscinny, Rene & Uderzo, Albert
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Asterix in Britain
The Romans have invaded Britain but one village still holds out against them. At his British cousin Anticlimax's request, Asterix and Obelix set off to help with a barrel full of magic potion.
ISBN 9780752866192
Series Asterix series (8 of 41)
Publisher Orion, 2004
Goscinny, Rene & Uderzo, Albert
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Asterix in Corsica
Asterix and Obelix meet a Corsican chieftain who has been taken prisoner and accompany their new friend, Boneywasawarriorwayayix, back to Corsica to help him foil the evil designs of the corrupt Roman Praetor Perfidius.
ISBN 9780752866444
Series Asterix series (20 of 41)
Publisher Orion, 2004
Goscinny, Rene & Uderzo, Albert
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Asterix in Spain
When the Romans take Chief Huevos y Bacon's son hostage, they get more than they bargained for. Little Pepe proves a terrible handful. Asterix and Obelix rescue him and set out to return him to his father.
ISBN 9780752866314
Series Asterix series (14 of 41)
Publisher Orion, 2004
Goscinny, Rene & Uderzo, Albert
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Asterix in Switzerland
Quaestor Vexatius Sinusitus turns up in Gaul to investigate the creative accountancy of Governor Varius Flavus. When the quaestor is poisoned, he turns to Getafix the druid and the other Gauls for help.
ISBN 9780752866352
Series Asterix series (16 of 41)
Publisher Orion, 2004
Goscinny, Rene & Uderzo, Albert
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Asterix operation Getafix: the book of the film
When the old druid, Getafix, gets injured and cannot make the health potion which gives the Gauls superhuman strength, their chief is challenged by another chief. If Vitalstatistix loses, he will lose the whole village. Once again, legendary hero, Asterix, and his faithful friend, Obelix, must help.
ISBN 9780340529454
Series Asterix series (39 of 41)
Publisher Hodder & Stoughton, 1990
Goscinny, Rene & Uderzo, Albert
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Asterix the Gaul
Asterix saves the day in a time in history when all the known world is coming under the power of ancient Rome.
ISBN 9780752866239
Series Asterix series (1 of 41)
Publisher Hachette Children's Books, 2004
Goscinny, Rene & Uderzo, Albert
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Asterix the legionary
ISBN 9780752866215
Series Asterix series (10 of 41)
Publisher Orion, 2004
Goscinny, Rene & Uderzo, Albert
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Asterix versus Caesar
When the chief's niece, Panacea, is captured by the Romans with her fiance, Tragicomix, the Gaulish warriors Asterix and Obelix join the Roman legion in order to find them.
ISBN 9780340397237
Series Asterix series (38 of 41)
Publisher Hodder Children's Books (UK), 1997
Goscinny, Rene & Uderzo, Albert
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How Obelix fell into the magic potion
Obelix is shy, overweight and bullied. Asterix decides to help him by getting him to drink some of Getafix's magic potion. But, Obelix slips and falls in.
ISBN 9780340651483
Series Asterix series (36 of 41)
Publisher Hodder Children's Books (UK), 1997
Goscinny, Rene & Uderzo, Albert
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Obelix and co
Caesar has devised his most cunning attack yet on the indomitable Gauls. He has sent Caius Preposterus, a graduate of the Latin School of Economics, to corrupt them by introducing big business into their little town.
ISBN 9780752866529
Series Asterix series (23 of 41)
Publisher Orion, 2005
Goscinny, Rene & Uderzo, Albert
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Twelve tasks of Asterix, The
Find out if Asterix can race faster than the famous Greek athlete, Asbestos, or if Obelix can throw a javelin further than Verses the Persian and how they fare against the strongest and most prestigious warriors of all, the Gladiators.
ISBN 9780752868370
Series Asterix series (34 of 41)
Publisher Orion, 2005
Goscinny, Rene & Uderzo, Albert
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Bush tucker
Well-organised under clear headings and well-presented information on bush tucker in Australia, what it is and where to find it, with contents, websites, a glossary and ideas for related things to do.
ISBN 9781740702973
Series Australian Library series (13 of 21)
Publisher Heinemann, 2006
Gott, Robert
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Natalie Imbruglia
Natalie Imbruglia is an internationally renowned singer and songwriter, who has won many music industry awards.
ISBN 9781863919371
Publisher Reed Library, 2000
Gott, Robert
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Legends of League: Stories of community
Meet three first grade National Rugby League (NRL) players who share their experiences of growing up in diverse communities, and see how they give back to those communities.
ISBN 9781458642592
Series Legends of League series (6 books)
Publisher Macmillan Education Australia Pty Ltd, 2014
Gott, Robert & Hirsch, Suzan
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Legends of league: Stories of family
Meet three first grade National Rugby League (NRL) players whose family support and encouragement has driven them to be the best people and players they can be.
ISBN 9781458642639
Series Legends of League series (6 books)
Publisher Macmillan Education Australia Pty Ltd, 2014
Gott, Robert & Hirsch, Suzan
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Legends of League: Stories of health & wellbeing
Meet three NRL players who value the importance of a healthy lifestyle and have faced mental and physical challenges on their way to becoming first grade players.
ISBN 9781458642615
Series Legends of League series (6 books)
Publisher Macmillan Education Australia Pty Ltd, 2014
Gott, Robert & Hirsch, Suzan
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Amelia Westlake
Harriet and Wilhelmina couldn't be more dissimilar. Harriet has the perfect life - she's dating the perfect girl, has been elected prefect, is the apple of her teachers' eye, and is an overachiever. Will, on the other hand, has gained the ire of her teachers and lands more detentions than she does accolades. But when both girls witness a teacher harass a fellow student, the two form an unlikely partnership to shed light on the many problems of the exclusive Rosemead Grammar. To protect their identities, they create Amelia Westlake, and as they work together they begin to question their distance from each other...Usually read by students in Years 9, 10 or above.
ISBN 9781760127152
Publisher Hardie Grant Egmont, 2018
Gough, Erin
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Flywheel, The
17 year old Delilah's crazy life is about to get crazier. Ever since her father took off overseas, she's been struggling to run the family's cafe without him and survive high school. But after a misjudged crush on one of the cool girls, she's become the school punchline. With all that's on her plate she barely has time for her favourite distraction - spying on the beautiful Rosa, who dances flamenco at the tapas bar across the road. Only her best friend Charlie knows how she feels about Rosa, but he has romantic problems of his own. When his plan to win an older woman's heart goes horribly wrong, Del is the only one who can help himl. All this leaves Del grappling with some seriously curly questions. Is it okay to break the law to help a friend? How can a girl tell another girl she likes her without it ending in humiliation and heartbreak? And - the big one - is it ever truly possible to dance in public without falling over? Usually read by students in years 9, 10 and above.
ISBN 9781742978178
Publisher Hardie Grant Egmont, 2015
Gough, Erin
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Dead certain
Max has a plan. A plan to help out his favourite uncle one last time. Dad will probably ground him and he won't be able to go to Thomo's go-kart party but Max knows exactly what he has to do. In fact, he's dead certain.
ISBN 9781921529900
Series Lightning strikes series (19 books)
Publisher Walker Books Australia Pty Ltd, 2011
Gould, Sally
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Island of Dr Libris, The
Billy is spending the summer in a lakeside cabin, belonging to the mysterious Dr Libris. But, something strange is going on. Whenever he opens the books in Dr Libris' private bookcase, Billy can hear sounds coming from the island in the middle of the lake. The clash of swords, the twang of arrows and, sometimes, the ground shakes. It's almost as if the stories he's reading are coming to life. But, that's impossible.
ISBN 9780857988256
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2015
Grabenstein, Chris
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Ripley's mighty machines: believe it or not
Eye catching and fun filled way of looking at a factual book on Mighty Machines. Unbelievable stories and images, mixed with core information, are presented to answer such questions as what are wacky racers and are robots real.
ISBN 9781741695984
Series Ripley's twists series (4 books)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2009
Graham, Ian
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Wind in the willows, The
In this timeless classic, Rat, Mole, Badger and Mr Toad of Toad Hall have rollicking adventures along the riverbank and in the Wild Wood.
ISBN 9781877082160
Publisher Gary Allen Pty Ltd, 2003
Grahame, Kenneth & Ward, Helen (ill)
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In your light
Lil and her sister Mella have always been close. But one day, after a fight, Mella goes missing. Four months later, and no sign of Mella, a mysterious girl named Alice turns up in Lil's life. In the midst of the worst storm in Welsh history, Alice and Lil work together to bring Mella home.
ISBN 9781471122941
Publisher Simon & Schuster, 2018
Grainger, Annalie
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From Kinglake to Kabul
In this collective anthology created by students from two different countries, students show empathy and compassion. Kinglake had one day of fire disaster and Kabul has endured thirty years of war, but the students find common courage and hope.
ISBN 9781742375304
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2011
Grant, Neil (ed) & Williams, David (ed)
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Shoes news
A quirky history of shoes interwoven with historical events.
ISBN 9780734405159
Publisher Thomas C Lothian Pty Ltd, 2004
Grantford, Jacqui
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Blood for blood
In 1950s Germany, the war is over but, for the resistance, the fight continues. Death camp survivor, Yael, who has the power to skinshift, to change her appearance at will, is on the run after shooting and killing Hitler. But, the truth of what happened is far more complicated and the consequences are deadly. As Yael and her comrades move into enemy territory, trying to turn the tide against the New Order, dark secrets reveal dark truths. Sequel to Wolf by Wolf. Includes violence. Usually read by students in Years 9, 10 or above.
ISBN 9781780622057
Publisher Orion, 2016
Graudin, Ryan
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Wolf by wolf
Experimented on during her time in a concentration camp, Yael has the unique ability to skin shift, to change her appearance at will. Now, ten years on since the Nazis won the war, Yael has just one mission, to kill Hitler. To get close to him, Yael must transform into Adele Wolfe, Germany's most famous female rider, and win the legendary Axis Tour, an epic, long distance motorcycle race from Berlin to Tokyo. Only the strongest and wiliest riders survive. Includes violence. Usually read by students in Years 9, 10 or above.
ISBN 9781780622026
Publisher Hachette Children's Books, 2016
Graudin, Ryan
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Defy the stars
What does it mean to be human? Genesis soldier Noemi is confident she knows, and has no hesitations when it comes to destroying the mechs sent from Earth to take over her planet. But when she encounters Abel, a prototype designed to perfectly imitate and surpass the ability of humans, she begins to question her assumptions. Noemi soon realises Abel holds the key to protecting Genesis from the all-consuming powers on earth, which sends her on a heart-stopping journey across galaxies.
ISBN 9781471406362
Publisher Hot Key Books, 2017
Gray, Claudia
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Star Wars: Leia, Princess of Alderaan
A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away, there was a princess who became a legend. Sixteen-year-old Princess Leia Organa is taking survival courses, practicing politics, and spearheading relief missions to worlds under Imperial control. But Leia has worries beyond her claim to the crown. Her parents, Breha and Bail, aren't acting like themselves lately, and determined to uncover her parents' secrets, Leia starts down an increasingly dangerous path that puts her right under the watchful eye of the Empire. When Leia discovers what her parents and their allies are planning behind closed doors, she finds herself facing what seems like an impossible choice; dedicate herself to the people of Alderaan - including the make she loves - or the galaxy at large, which is in desperate need of a rebel hero.
ISBN 9781405288903
Publisher Hardie Grant Egmont, 2017
Gray, Claudia
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Nelly the monster sitter series
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Series Nelly the monster sitter series (5 books)
Gray, Kes
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Nelly the monster sitter: Cowcumbers, pipplewaks & altigators
Nelly enjoys the constant surprises associated with babysitting monsters but finds some of the residents at Eclair Towers rather frightening.
ISBN 9780340884331
Series Nelly the monster sitter series (5 books)
Publisher Hodder Children's Books (UK), 2005
Gray, Kes
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Nelly the monster sitter: Grerks, squurms and water greeps
Nelly loves monsters and spends much of her spare time babysitting them. Consequently, she has some incredible adventures.
ISBN 9780340884324
Series Nelly the monster sitter series (5 books)
Publisher Hodder Children's Books (UK), 2005
Gray, Kes
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Nelly the monster sitter: Huffaluks, muggots and thermitts
Nelly's monster-sitting adventures continue with three new unpredictable and exciting monster families.
ISBN 9780340884348
Series Nelly the monster sitter series (5 books)
Publisher Hodder Children's Books (UK), 2012
Gray, Kes
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Nelly the monster sitter: Polarbores, digdiggs & dendrilegs
Nelly's monster sitting adventures are always full of surprises. She certainly can't believe it when she sits a monster who wants to do absolutely nothing. Or, when she has to rescue the smallest monster she's ever encountered. But, nothing can prepare Nelly for Christmas Day with the Dendrilegs.
ISBN 9780340931912
Series Nelly the monster sitter series (5 books)
Publisher Hachette Children's Books, 2007
Gray, Kes
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Nelly the monster sitter: Ultraveres, rimes and wattwatts
Nelly's monster sitting adventures are always full of surprises. Things just seem to get stickier and stickier when she monster sits for the Ultravores but it doesn't compare to how lost for words she is at the Rimes. And, with even more fighting with Asti to add to the mix, her time with the Wattwatts is shocking to say the least.
ISBN 9780340931929
Series Nelly the monster sitter series (5 books)
Publisher Hodder Children's Books (UK), 2008
Gray, Kes
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Australia's national parks
Well-organised under clear headings and well-presented information on some of our national parks. Includes a glossary, websites and ideas for related things to do.
ISBN 9781740703895
Series Australian Library series (17 of 21)
Publisher Heinemann, 2008
Greagg, David
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Australia to Z
This striking alphabet book shows an Australia with many dimensions. As a country, it has a lot to offer but Australia needs to confront its history and current greed; to stop leaning on old cultural institutions and symbols; and to welcome and tolerate differences. Usually read by students in Years 9, 10 or above.
ISBN 9781760113186
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2016
Greder, Armin
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City, The
A woman takes her only child to live in seclusion so that he should be spared the terrible things that happen in life. She cares for him and is happy. But, one moonless night she dies. The art is sombre but highly original. Usually read by students in years 9, 10 and above.
ISBN 9781742371429
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2010
Greder, Armin
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Island, The
One morning, a man is found on the beach by the people of an island. Although the islanders fear the outsider and want to send him back into the ocean, the fisherman convinces them that they have a responsibility to save him from death. A powerful look at how people cope with differences and the notion of a group mentality in dealing with a situation.
ISBN 9781741752663
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2007
Greder, Armin
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Mediterranean, The
A lifeless body. One of many in the waters of the Mediterranean. Precarious boats navigate the waters of the sea, from south to north. And more often than not, it is not only hope that drowns. With eloquent and devastating imagery, the creator of the multi-award-winning book The Island again asks us to examine our responses to the plight of refugees. How long will we remain silent witnesses?
ISBN 9781760630959
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2018
Greder, Armin
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Diary of a would be-princess
Jillian James burning ambition is to belong to the popular Princess Group. They accuse her of being a dork because she sits next to Nigel. In a rocky ride through year five, Jillian learns that being a Princess isn't the only thing in life worth achieving, and that true friends can come in different shapes and sizes.
ISBN 9781865047799
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2005
Green, Jessica
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Theodork
It is Theodore's first year at high school. After a successful primary school career, he now finds himself considered a dork, amongst other things. Through some spectacularly unfortunate experiences, Theodore learns a lot about friendship and himself.
ISBN 9781741693256
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2009
Green, Jessica
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Abundance of Katherines, An
Colin has an IQ around 200 and no social skills and Hassan understands people and social etiquette stuff so their friendship is the perfect balance. When the nineteenth of Colin's girlfriends (all called Katherine) breaks up with him, the boys decide a road trip is in order. When they end up in Gutshot, Tennessee, they meet a mother and daughter who provide all of the necessary ingredients for some problem solving to occur.
ISBN 9780141346090
Publisher Penguin USA, 2012
Green, John
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Fault in our stars, The
Despite the tumour-shrinking medical miracle that has bought her a few years, Hazel has never been anything but terminal, her final chapter inscribed upon diagnosis. But, when a gorgeous plot twist named Augustus Waters suddenly appears at Cancer Kid Support Group, Hazel's story is about to be completely rewritten. Usually read by students in Years 9, 10 or above.
ISBN 9780143567592
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, UK, 2013
Green, John
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Will Grayson, Will Grayson
Will Grayson meets Will Grayson. One cold night, in a most unlikely corner of Chicago, two strangers are about to cross paths. From that moment on, their world will collide and lives intertwine. It's not that far from Evanston to Naperville, but Chicago suburbanites Will Grayson and Will Grayson might as well live on different planets. When fate delivers them both to the same surprising crossroads, the Will Graysons find their lives overlapping and hurtling in new and unexpected directions. With a push from friends new and old - including the massive, and massively fabulous, Tiny Cooper, offensive lineman and musical theatre auteur extraordinaire - Will and Will begin building toward respective romantic turns-of-heart and the epic production of history's most awesome high school musical. Usually read by students in Years 9, 10 or above.
ISBN 9781921656231
Publisher Text Publishing Co, 2010
Green, John & Levithan, David
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Riding
Lucinda Green, professional horsewoman, eventer and TV commentator, presents an in-depth beginner's guide to the secrets of riding, from choosing a riding school and mounting for the first time to competing in a show and saddling up.
ISBN 9780751327892
Publisher Dorling Kindersley, 2000
Green, Lucinda
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Cat kin, The
Ben and Tiffany overcome their own problems when they take on the human vermin of London using their amazing martial arts skills. These skills, learnt from the unnervingly cat-like and unlikely Mrs Powell, come from an age of cat-worship.
ISBN 9780571234813
Publisher Faber & Faber, 2007
Green, Nick
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Book of dragons, A
Fantasy tales of make-believe appear before your eyes.
ISBN 9780816728794
Publisher Lioncrest, 1990
Green, Roger Lancelyn
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King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table
When Arthur releases the sword in the stone, he and his brave knights undertake many quests, including the search for the Holy Grail. Lots of adventures involving damsels in distress, fierce jousts, sword fights, battles, tournaments and miracles.
ISBN 9780141321011
Publisher Penguin Books Ltd, UK, 2008
Green, Roger Lancelyn
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Tales of ancient Egypt
These stories, legends from ancient Egypt, are of gods, magic and adventure, including the great myths of Amen-Ra of Isis.
ISBN 9780140367164
Publisher Puffin UK, 1995
Green, Roger Lancelyn
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Adventures of Robin Hood, The
Robin Hood, the legendary outlaw hero, and his band of Merry Men hide in Sherwood Forest and steal from the rich to save the poor. Robin must outwit his evil enemies, Guy of Gisbourne and the treacherous Sheriff of Nottingham.
ISBN 9780141329383
Publisher Puffin UK, 2010
Green, Roger Lancelyn & Hall, Arthur (ill)
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Truth about Verity Sparks, The
In the 1800s, thirteen year old Verity Sparks is a lowly hat maker in class-ridden London. She lives a meagre existence until she realises that she has a unique talent for finding lost objects. Before she knows it, she has joined the Confidential Inquiry Agency and proves to be quite adept at solving mysteries. Her own past is murky, however, so she and her newfound friends set out to discover the truth.
ISBN 9781921720277
Series Verity Sparks series (3 books)
Publisher Walker Books, 2012
Green, Susan
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Verity Sparks and the scarlet hand
It's1880 and Verity is having fun on holidays, with Papa and her friends. But, a terrible crime has been committed and when Verity tries to investigate, her gift, the ability to find lost things, creates more mysteries than it solves. Verity must find out why a red glove was left at the crime scene and who is the ghostly woman following her. Terrible secrets are being revealed. Verity will need all her courage and skills to solve this.
ISBN 9781922244895
Series Verity Sparks series (3 books)
Publisher Walker Books Australia Pty Ltd, 2015
Green, Susan
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Verity Sparks series
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Series Verity Sparks series (3 books)
Green, Susan
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Verity Sparks, lost and found
Melbourne in 1879 and Verity Sparks has found her father. But, she has lost her gift - the ability to find lost things. Papa Savinov, eager for Verity to become a proper lady, sends her to the exclusive boarding school, Hilltop House. But, Verity is more interested in solving the case of the missing Ecclethorpe heiress. As the investigation deepens, danger and intrigue grow closer.
ISBN 9781921977886
Series Verity Sparks series (3 books)
Publisher Walker Books, 2013
Green, Susan
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Goblin mafia wars: Wanted dead or deader
Goblin Mafia Wars is action packed, monster filled adventure that will have you hooked from the opening pages. You will laugh and you will squirm as the race to save the world's last dragon's eggs and halt a full blown goblin war gets under way. Can the dragons be saved? And will earth be spared?
ISBN 9781925272208
Publisher Ford Street Publishing, 2016
Green,D C
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Jungle
Find out about the remarkable, colourful plants and animals of the world's jungles. See the beautiful but poisonous passionflower, the rare golden lion tamarin, the red howler monkey and a kangaroo climbing a tree. Learn about the peoples of the rainforest and discover what is being done to protect these valuable ecosystems.
ISBN 9781405342292
Series Eyewitness series (36 books)
Publisher Dorling Kindersley, 2009
Greenaway, Theresa & Dann, Geoff (phot)
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Action Jackson
In 1950, Jackson Pollock started to paint 'Lavender mist'. Through information and quotations, we get an insight into the life of an artist who dared to be different, his inspiration and thought processes and how he created his paintings.
ISBN 9781845073268
Publisher Frances Lincoln, 2005
Greenberg, Jan & Jordan, Sandra & Parker, Robert Andrew (ill)
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Great Gatsby, The: graphic novel
Nicki Greenberg's adaptation of The Great Gatsby brings to life the grand and crumpled dreams of F. Scott Fitzgerald's unforgettable characters. In the exquisitely realised setting of 1920s New York, a throng of fantastical creatures play out the drama, the wry humour and the tragedy of the novel. Usually read by students in years 9, 10 and above.
ISBN 9781741757309
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2009
Greenberg, Nicki
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Tjarany / Roughtail
The Dreaming stories are told in this book in Kukatja and English, including a Kukatja word list and English translations.
ISBN 9781875641307
Publisher Magabala Books, 1996
Greene, Gracie (storyteller)
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Evan's Gallipoli
Evan is 14 when his father decides they should deliver some comforting goods to the Allied soldiers. They are ill-prepared for the danger, horrors and hardship they will encounter at war.
ISBN 9781743311356
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2013
Greenwood, Kerry
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Journey to Eureka, A
Llewelyn Jones is a twelve year old boy who journeys to Australia to find his convict mother and uncle. He ends up on the goldfields at the time of The Eureka Stockade. Some strong language used in context.
ISBN 9780733617676
Publisher Hodder Headline Australia Pty Ltd, 2005
Greenwood, Kerry
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Long walk, The
In 1931, a family's mother falls ill and their only hope is to reach their father working on the Great Ocean Road. The children set off on a long journey, with only a pram filled with their belongings, meeting all types of people on the way.
ISBN 9780733617669
Publisher Hodder Headline Australia Pty Ltd, 2004
Greenwood, Kerry
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My Australian story: A different sort of real, The diary of Charlotte McKenzie, Melbourne, 1918-1919
As the horrors of the First World War are drawing to a close, an influenza pandemic has arisen that will kill more people around the world than the Great War. Charlotte McKenzie, assisting the doctor, finds herself experiencing first hand the effects of this devastating disease. This is Charlotte's diary, written in post World War I Melbourne in 1918.
ISBN 9781865043838
Series My Australian story (31 books)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2001
Greenwood, Kerry
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Gallipoli
Dawn approaches on 25 April 1915 and ANZACs Bluey and Dusty sail towards Gallipoli. As their ship gets closer, the two friends hear the noise of battle. Will they be brave enough for what lies ahead of them.
ISBN 9781743621295
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2014
Greenwood, Kerry & White, Annie (ill)
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Legend of Lasseter's Reef, The
The legend of Harold Lasseter who found a fabulous reef of gold in the desert. Lasseter returned with six companions but he could not find the site again. Despite help from nomads he never makes it home.
ISBN 9781876268992
Publisher University of Western Australia Press, 2003
Greenwood, Mark
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Boomerang and bat
In 1868, a determined team of Aboriginal stockmen set off on a journey across the world to take on England's best cricketers. Led by star all-rounder Johnny Mullagh and wearing caps, embroidered with a boomerang and a bat, the team delighted crowds with their exceptional skills. The men were the first Australian cricket team to tour England and this is their story.
ISBN 9781743319246
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2016
Greenwood, Mark & Denton, Terry (ill)
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Jandamarra
Set in the Kimberley region in north-west Australia, this is the story of a young warrior born to lead. To the settlers, he was an outlaw to be hunted. To the Bunuba, he was a courageous defender of his country. This story of conflict and divided loyalties gives a unique insight into an extraordinary man and a tragic but important part of Australia's history.
ISBN 9781742375700
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2013
Greenwood, Mark & Denton, Terry (ill)
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Midnight
This is the story from World War I of Guy Haydon and his horse, Midnight, as they enlist with the army, travel across the world and play a starring role in a great cavalry charge.
ISBN 9781921977718
Publisher Walker Books Australia Pty Ltd, 2014
Greenwood, Mark & Lessac, Frane (ill)
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Happiness box, The: A wartime book of hope
In 1942, Sergeant 'Griff' Griffin was a prisoner of war. With Christmas approaching, he decided to make a book for the children cooped up in nearby Changi Prison. The book was said to contain the secrets to happiness. Open this book and learn the true and inspirational story of the making of the Happiness Box book.
ISBN 9781925081381
Publisher Walker Books, 2018
Greenwood, Mark & McLean, Andrew
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It's true: Burke & Wills forgot the frying pan
Quirky facts and incidents about the expeditions of early Australian explorers.
ISBN 9781741144727
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2005
Gregg, David & Harvey, Roland (ill)
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Diamond horse, The
A priceless diamond necklace holds a secret- the stories of two different girls. Anna Orlov lives in a beautiful snowbound palace, home to a menagerie of wonderful animals: tigers, wolfhounds and horses, but also her cruel brother Ivan. So when Anna defies her father's wishes she has no idea of the dangers to come. Soon Anna, her tiger and her horse will be fighting for survival in the frozen wilds. Valentina is a circus performer with a very special horse and big dreams. A girl who sees beyond the bright lights of the big top. A horse with an incredible future...
ISBN 9780008124397
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, UK, 2016
Gregg, Stacy
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Girl who rode the wind, The
Twelve-year-old Lola is desperate to become a jockey. And when her grandmother takes her to Italy for the summer, it seems like those dreams are coming true. The ultimate street race, the Palio, awaits her! But as Lola learns more about the Palio, she discovers dark family secrets that has hung over their name ever since the Second World War. Can Lola prove herself against the toughest of riders? And can she heal the heartbreak that has haunted her family all these years?
ISBN 9780008124311
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, UK, 2016
Gregg, Stacy
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Island of lost horses, The
When twelve year old Beatriz stumbles across a wild mare with strange markings, she can't believe it's real. Yet, from that moment on, the strongest connection grows between them, and Beatriz begins to uncover an incredible history. Centuries ago, Felipa and her horse, Cara Blanca, were running for their lives. As the fates of Beatriz, Felipa and their horses become entwined, Beatriz realises that the future of the world's rarest horses depends on her.
ISBN 9780007580279
Publisher HarperCollins Australia, 2015
Gregg, Stacy
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Thunderbolt pony, The
Twelve year old Evie has a lot to deal with. First came her dad's cancer followed by the OCD that dominates her life. Now a devastating earthquake has shaken apart her world. When the evacuation starts and Evie realises she must leave her pony Gus behind, she refuses to join the others and sets out with her best friend Gus, dog Jock and cat Moxy to reach the rescue ship. But the earthquakes are not over and time is running out.
ISBN 9780008257019
Publisher Harcourt Children's Books, 2017
Gregg, Stacy
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Catherine, the great journey, Russia 1743
At fourteen, Prussian princess, Sophia, became Catherine the Great through an arranged marriage. Sophia writes about her home situation, the hardships of travel to Russia, her efforts to please the empress and her engagement.
ISBN 9780439253857
Series Royal diaries series (20 books)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2005
Gregory, Kristiana
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Cleopatra VII: daughter of the Nile, Egypt 57BC
In an elegantly written royal diary, Cleopatra VII has recorded every rich detail from her tumultuous times including her frightening escape and the men that she loved.
ISBN 9780590819756
Series Royal diaries series (20 books)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 1999
Gregory, Kristiana
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Eleanor, crown jewel of Aquitane, France 1136
Eleanor, fourteen, oldest daughter of the Duke of Aquitaine in France, is next in line when her father's only legitimate son dies in 1136. She knows she will be married off. Eleanor wants to marry for love but that appears impossible.
ISBN 9780439164849
Series Royal diaries series (20 books)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2002
Gregory, Kristiana
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Egg drop
A quirky story about a young, independent egg who wants to fly. The egg doesn't want to wait or listen to advice.
ISBN 9780099432036
Publisher Jonathan Cape, 2002
Grey, Mini
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When friendship followed me home
Twelve year old Ben Coffin has never felt that he fits in. A former foster kid, he keeps his head down to avoid school bullies and spends his afternoons reading sci-fi books at the library. But, when Ben finds a scruffy, abandoned dog and befriends the librarian's daughter, Halley, he starts to feel he belongs in his own life. Then, everything changes and, suddenly, Ben is more alone than ever. But, with a little help from Halley's magician father, Ben discovers his place in the world and learns to see his own magic through other's eyes.
ISBN 9781925355499
Publisher Text Publishing Co, 2016
Griffin, Paul
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Mascot madness
The school athletic coach may be an ex-Olympian and have cutting edge training techniques but he seems to be on the other side. Mr Brainfright's methods may be unorthodox but can they prove to be effective enough to help Henry and his friends finally win the cup for their school. Then again, they just might be hopeless and, unfortunately, too much time in the banana costume seems to be playing with Mr Brainfright's head.
ISBN 9780330424868
Series Schooling around series (3 of 4)
Publisher Pan MacMillan, 2009
Griffiths, Andy
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Pencil of doom
Henry's indestructible pencil is causing disaster at Northwest Southeast Central school. Jack has gone mad with desire and he will stop at nothing to stop Henry destroying it. But, with every drawing another disaster befalls one of their classmates. Just when there appears to be no hope, Henry may have found a solution to save his friends and his favourite teacher, Mr Brainfright.
ISBN 9780330424172
Series Schooling around series (2 of 4)
Publisher Pan MacMillan, 2008
Griffiths, Andy
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Robot riot
Henry appears to be jealous of the fabulous new girl claiming she is a robot on a mission to destroy the world. No-one in 5B is fooled until Roberta starts to outshine them all. Maybe everyone is jealous of Roberta or, perhaps, she just could be as dangerous as Henry thinks. In a desperate bid to outwit her, they invent the Grantbot. Things backfire spectacularly as only they can for Henry McThrottle and his friends.
ISBN 9780330425186
Series Schooling around series (4 of 4)
Publisher Pan MacMillan, 2009
Griffiths, Andy
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Series Schooling around series (4 books)
Griffiths, Andy
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Treasure fever
Mr Brainfright is a new teacher at Northwest Southeast Central School and Grade Five, including Henry McThrottle, are not sure what to make of him. His lessons, like how to breathe without falling out of a window, are certainly different. Henry's class is amazed to discover pirates, buried treasure, sliding on banana skins and how to really annoy a teacher.
ISBN 9780330423892
Series Schooling around series (1 of 4)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2008
Griffiths, Andy
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104-Storey Treehouse, The
The 104-Storey Treehouse is the eighth book of Andy Griffiths and Terry Denton's wacky treehouse adventures, where the laugh-out-loud story is told through a combination of text and fantastic cartoon-style illustrations. Join Andy and Terry in their now 104-storey spectacular treehouse. They've added thirteen new levels, including a never-ending staircase, a burp bank, and even a mighty fortress. But Andy and Terry are in a race against time to find a funny story for their next book - the tooth fairy, the two-million-dollar shop or even the riddles of the deep-thoughts thinking room be able to help? Well, what are you waiting for? Come on up!
ISBN 9781509833771
Series The treehouse series (8 of 9)
Publisher Pan MacMillan, 2018
Griffiths, Andy & Denton Terry (ill)
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117-storey treehouse, The
Andy and Terry's treehouse now has 13 new storeys, including a tiny-horse level, a pyjama-party room, an Underpants Museum, a photo-bombing booth, a waiting room, a Door of Doom, a circus, a giant-robot-fighting arena, a traffic school, a water-ski park filled with flesh-eating piranhas and a treehouse visitor centre with a 24-hour information desk, a penguin-powered flying treehouse tour bus and a gift shop. Well, what are you waiting for? Come on up!
ISBN 9781760559144
Series The treehouse series (9 of 9)
Publisher Pan MacMillan, 2019
Griffiths, Andy & Denton Terry (ill)
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52-storey treehouse, The
Andy and Terry's incredible, ever-expanding treehouse has 13 new storeys, including a watermelon-smashing level, a wave machine, a life-size snakes and ladders game, a rocket-powered carrot-launcher and a high-tech detective agency with all the latest high-tech detective technology. They will need all the latest equipment because they have to solve a big mystery.
ISBN 9781742614212
Series The treehouse series (4 of 9)
Publisher Pan MacMillan, 2014
Griffiths, Andy & Denton Terry (ill)
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91-Storey Treehouse, The
Join Andy and Terry in their latest mind-blowing ever-growing treehouse. Go for a spin in the world's most powerful whirlpool, take a ride in a submarine sandwich, get marooned on a desert island, hang out in a giant spider web, visit the fortune teller tent to get your fortune told by Madam Know it all and decide whether or not to push the mysterious big red button.
ISBN 9781743549926
Series The treehouse series (7 of 9)
Publisher Pan MacMillan, 2017
Griffiths, Andy & Denton Terry (ill)
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13-storey treehouse, The
Andy and Terry have the most amazing treehouse in the world, with a bowling alley, marshmallow machine and a giant catapult. The fun and dramas they have together has to be read to be believed.
ISBN 9780330404365
Series The treehouse series (1 of 9)
Publisher Pan MacMillan, 2011
Griffiths, Andy & Denton, Terry (ill)
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26-storey treehouse, The
Having added a further 13 storeys to the original book, the treehouse now boasts a dodgem car rink, an anti-gravity chamber, a 78 flavours ice-cream parlour staffed by a robot and best of all a Maze of Doom.
ISBN 9781742611273
Series The treehouse series (2 of 9)
Publisher Pan MacMillan, 2012
Griffiths, Andy & Denton, Terry (ill)
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39-storey treehouse, The
An amazing treehouse with new levels including a chocolate waterfall, a baby-dinosaur petting zoo, a not-very-merry merry-go-round, a boxing elephant called the Trunkinator, a disco with light-up dance floor, the world's scariest roller-coaster and a top secret 39th level that hasn't even been finished yet.
ISBN 9781742612379
Series The treehouse series (3 of 9)
Publisher Pan MacMillan, 2013
Griffiths, Andy & Denton, Terry (ill)
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65-storey treehouse, The
The amazing treehouse now has a pet-grooming salon, a birthday room where it's always your birthday, a lollipop shop, a quicksand pit, a time machine, and a television news centre, keeping you up to date with all the latest treehouse news, current events and gossip. Come on up.
ISBN 9781743533222
Series The treehouse series (5 of 9)
Publisher Pan MacMillan, 2015
Griffiths, Andy & Denton, Terry (ill)
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78-storey treehouse, The
The 78-storey treehouse now has thirteen new levels, including a drive-through car wash, a combining machine, a scribbletorium, an all-ball sports stadium, a high-security potato chip storage facility and an open-air movie theatre.
ISBN 9781743535004
Series The treehouse series (6 of 9)
Publisher Pan MacMillan, 2016
Griffiths, Andy & Denton, Terry (ill)
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Just annoying!
Nine short stories which provide an insane mixture of ways to be annoying and of things that are annoying.
ISBN 9780330360784
Series Just series (2 of 8)
Publisher Pan MacMillan, 1998
Griffiths, Andy & Denton, Terry (ill)
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Just crazy!
Is this the right book for you? Take the CRAZY TEST and find out: Do you bounce so high on your bed that you hit your head on the ceiling? Do you ever look in the mirror and see a crazy maniac staring back at you? Do you like to read stories about kittens, puppies and ponies getting mashed and pulverised? Do you sometimes get the urge to take your clothes off and cover yourself in mud? Do you often waste your time taking crazy tests like this one? SCORE: One point for each 'yes' answer. 3-5 Congratulations. You are completely crazy. You will love this book. 1-2 Congratulations. You are not far off completely crazy. You will love this book. 0 Congratulations. You are 100 per cent sane, normal and well adjusted. You must be crazy! You will love this book.
ISBN 9780330362153
Series Just series (4 of 8)
Publisher Pan MacMillan, 2000
Griffiths, Andy & Denton, Terry (ill)
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Just disgusting!
Includes a terrible agonising death by flesh-eating zombies, a battle with brussel sprouts (the sprouts win) and the disgusting fact that cockroaches can live for nine days without their heads (they only die because they starve to death). Is this the right book for you? Take the DISGUSTING TEST and find out. Do you do any or all of the following: pick your nose, talk in burps or wee in swimming pools? Do you ever wear the same undies two (or more) days in a row? Do you wish you knew the most disgusting thing in the world? Do you think brussel sprouts are a delicious mouth-watering treat? Do you like stories about dead flies, giant slugs and mysterious brown blobs? SCORE: One point for each 'yes' answer. 3-5 You are completely and utterly disgusting. You will love this book. 1-2 You are fairly disgusting. You will love this book. 0 You are a disgusting liar. You will love this book.
ISBN 9780330363686
Series Just series (5 of 8)
Publisher MacMillan, 2002
Griffiths, Andy & Denton, Terry (ill)
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Just doomed!
Just Doomed!, the next fabulous JUST title from the creative genius of Andy Griffiths and Terry Denton, is destined to be one of the greatest JUST titles yet. With nine superb stories of mischief and crazy happenings, readers will be hooked instantly. But is this the right book for you? Take the DOOMED TEST and find out. Answer YES or NO to the following: Have you ever broken a mirror, walked under a ladder or opened an umbrella inside? Do you often find yourself feeling that everything is about to go horribly, terribly and utterly wrong? Have you ever lost or destroyed a valuable item that didn't belong to you? Have you just accidentally enraged a very large and bad-tempered bully? Are you 120 years old or over? SCORE: One point for each 'yes' answer 3-5 You are definitely DOOMED! You will love this book. 1-2 You are fairly DOOMED! You will love this book. 0 You are DOOMED, you just don't realise it. You will love this book.
ISBN 9781742610924
Series Just series (8 of 8)
Publisher MacMillan, 2012
Griffiths, Andy & Denton, Terry (ill)
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Just Macbeth
When Andy, Danny and Lisa are transported, with the help of a little Wizz Fizz, to eleventh century Scotland, they realise it's more than just time travel. Everyone thinks they are characters from the Shakespeare play, Macbeth, and Andy discovers he is married to the most beautiful girl in the world. But, trouble arises when Andy kills his wife, his best friend and many kittens, puppies and ponies.
ISBN 9780330425346
Series Just series (7 of 8)
Publisher Pan MacMillan, 2009
Griffiths, Andy & Denton, Terry (ill)
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Series Just series (8 books)
Griffiths, Andy & Denton, Terry (ill)
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Just shocking!
Is this the right book for you? Take the SHOCKING TEST and find out. Do you wish you could drive around in a monster truck crushing everybody and everything that gets in your way? Do you love watching videos of people having painful accidents? Do you do any -- or all -- of the following: touch electric fences, play with loaded mousetraps or put buttons up your nose? Do you think stories about exploding pink butterflies are funny? Do you ever laugh so hard that you feel like you're going to throw up all over yourself... and then you actually do? SCORE: One point for each yes answer. 3-5: You are a shocking, shocking person! You will love this book. 1-2: You are quite shocking! You will love this book. 0: What a shocking score! You will love this book.
ISBN 9780330423533
Series Just series (6 of 8)
Publisher Pan MacMillan, 2007
Griffiths, Andy & Denton, Terry (ill)
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Just stupid!
Is this the right book for you? Take the STUPID TEST and find out. Do you worry about getting sucked into the top of escalators? Do you push doors marked PULL and pull doors marked PUSH? Do you believe a bogeyman hides under the bed? Do you automatically turn around when somebody calls 'Hey, Stupid!'? Do you think that being able to stuff your mouth full of marshmallows is a sign of superior intelligence? SCORE: One point for each 'yes' answer. 3-5 You are extremely stupid. You will love this book. 1-2 You are fairly stupid. You will love this book. 0 You think you're really smart but deep down you're as stupid as the rest of us. You will love this book.
ISBN 9780330361484
Series Just series (3 of 8)
Publisher MacMillan, 1999
Griffiths, Andy & Denton, Terry (ill)
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Just tricking!
Is this the right book for you? Take the TRICKING TEST and find out. Do you ever pretend that you are dead to get out of going to school? Do you like to ring up people you know and pretend to be someone else? Do you leave banana skins in the middle of busy footpaths? Do you own any of the following items: fake dog poo, rubber vomit, gorilla suit? Do you wish that every day could be April Fools' Day? SCORE: One point for each 'yes' answer. 3-5 You are a practical joking genius. You will love this book. 1-2 You are a good practical joker. You will love this book. 0 You are not a practical joker. You are what practical jokers call a 'victim'. You will love this book.
ISBN 9780330361415
Series Just series (1 of 8)
Publisher Pan MacMillan, 1999
Griffiths, Andy & Denton, Terry (ill)
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Pattern of islands, A
The colonial governor gives his account of life on Kirabati and Tuvalu, two islands in the Pacific.
ISBN 9780719505652
Grimble, Arthur
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Gris Grimly's tales from the Brothers Grimm
A beautifully bound and illustrated collection of some of the more unusual tales from The Brothers Grimm alongside the much-loved classics. With a translation by Margaret Hunt that pulls no punches, these retellings are as original as you will find, opening a magical world of fairy tales and folk lore to inspire imaginations and readers of all ages and generations. Usually read by students in Years 9, 10 or above.
ISBN 9780062352330
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, UK, 2016
Grimm, Jacob & Grimm, Wilhelm (collected) & Grimly, Gris (ill)
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Bitter chocolate
A gripping story of two boys whose lives are anything but carefree. Pascal and Kojo work on a cocoa plantation in West Africa and they desperately want to get back to their homes to see if their families are still alive. Global social issues of child soldiers and child labour are sensitively and realistically portrayed.
ISBN 9780747595021
Publisher Bloomsbury, 2010
Grindley, Sally
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Broken glass
Brothers, Suresh and Sandeep, end up as street kids in a city far from their home village. They become glass collectors, searching through the rubbish dumps and dirty alleys to find glass to sell in order to survive. But, when Suresh realises his younger brother isn't coping as well as he thought, he must find a way to save Sandeep and himself from a terrible fate.
ISBN 9780747586159
Publisher Bloomsbury, 2008
Grindley, Sally
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My name is Rose
Rose is a young Romany gypsy girl who travels around Romania and Europe in a caravan with her family. Her life is happy, playing music with extended family and friends, until Rose suddenly finds herself an orphan after a dreadful car accident.
ISBN 9781408814024
Publisher Bloomsbury, 2011
Grindley, Sally
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Spilled water
One frightening day, everything changes in Lu Si-Yan's life. A country Chinese girl whose father dies, Lu Si-Yan is sold by her uncle to work for a family in the big city. She refuses to spend her life in servitude, determined to be reunited with her family.
ISBN 9780747571469
Publisher Bloomsbury, 2004
Grindley, Sally
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Theodore Boone
A high stakes murder trial includes a perfect murder, a faceless witness and thirteen year old Theodore as the only person who knows the whole truth.
ISBN 9781444714494
Series Theodore Boone series (6 books)
Publisher Hodder & Stoughton, 2010
Grisham, John
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Series Theodore Boone series (6 books)
Grisham, John
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Theodore Boone: The abduction
When Theodore's best friend, April, goes missing in the middle of the night, fear ripples through the town. The police run out of leads and Theo uses his legal and investigative mind to track her down.
ISBN 9781444714531
Series Theodore Boone series (6 books)
Publisher Hodder & Stoughton, 2011
Grisham, John
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Theodore Boone: The accused
Big trouble is brewing for Theodore Boone. While all of Strattenburg anxiously awaits the new trial of infamous murder suspect Pete Duffy, problems arise for their own kid lawyer. There's been a robbery and Theo is the accused. His reputation is on the line and, with the evidence building against him and dangerous threats looming, Theo will do whatever it takes to prove his innocence. Even if it means breaking a few rules.
ISBN 9780142426135
Series Theodore Boone series (6 books)
Publisher Penguin USA, 2013
Grisham, John
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Theodore Boone: The activist
Theodore Boone is back in action. All of Strattenburg sits divided over a hot political and environmental issue and Theo finds himself right in the thick of it. The county commission is fighting hard to change the landscape of the town and Theo is strongly opposed to the plans. But, when he uncovers corruption beneath the surface, no one, not even Theo, is prepared for the risks and potential harm. Torn between his conscience and the law, Theo will do whatever it takes to stand up for what is right.
ISBN 9780142423097
Series Theodore Boone series (6 books)
Publisher Puffin USA, 2014
Grisham, John
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Theodore Boone: The fugitive
On a field trip to Washington, DC, Theo spots a familiar face on the Metro. He sees accused murderer and fugitive Pete Duffy, who jumped bail and was never seen again. Theo's quick thinking helps bring Duffy back to Strattenburg to stand trial. But, now that Duffy knows who he is, Theo is in greater danger than he's ever been in before. Even when everything is on the line, Theodore Boone will stop at nothing to make sure a killer is brought to justice.
ISBN 9780147510181
Series Theodore Boone series (6 books)
Publisher Penguin USA, 2016
Grisham, John
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Theodore Boone: The scandal
Thirteen year old Theodore Boone knows every judge, police officer and court clerk in Strattenburg. But, even a future star lawyer like Theo has to deal with statewide, standardised testing. When an anonymous tip leads the school board to investigate a suspicious increase in scores at another local middle school, Theo finds himself thrust in the middle of a cheating scandal. With insider knowledge and his future on the line, Theo must follow his keen instincts to do what's right.
ISBN 9781444763423
Series Theodore Boone series (6 books)
Publisher Hodder & Stoughton, 2016
Grisham, John
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Into the white
This is the story of Robert Falcon Scott's Terra Nova expedition to Antarctica and the memorable characters, who with a band of shaggy ponies and savage dogs, follow a man they trust into the unknown. Battling storms at sea, impenetrable pack ice, man-eating whales, crevasses, blizzards, bad food, extreme temperatures, and equal measures of hunger, agony and snow blindness, the team pushes on against all odds. But will the weather hold? Will their rations be adequate? How will they know when they get there? And who invited the Norwegians?
ISBN 9781760293659
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2017
Grochowicz, Joanna
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DK findout: Science
All you have you ever wanted to know about science, everything from light and electricity, to animals and parts of the body. Discover how to make a rainbow and all about the states of matter.
ISBN 9780241225196
Series DK findout series (10 books)
Publisher Dorling Kindersley, 2016
Topics / STEM /
Grossman, Emily
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Are you seeing me
Nineteen-year-old twins, Justine and Perry, embark on a holiday to North America. Perry has a brain condition that can cause him to become distressed and behave in inappropriate ways, and after the death of their father, Justine has become his sole carer. This trip will mark a shift in their relationship, towards independence, and an opportunity for their absent mother to atone for past mistakes.
ISBN 9780857984739
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2014
Groth, Darren
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Exchange of heart
Since the death of his sister, Evie, Munro Maddux has been stuck. Flashbacks. Anger. Chest pains. A constant ache in his right hand. And a taunting voice he calls the Coyote. In an act of desperation, Munro heads off on a student exchange to Australia - the country of Evie's dreams. Forced by his new school to join a volunteer program, Munro discovers the Coyote is silenced in one place: Fair Go, an assisted-living residence in Brisbane's west. Munro gets to know his team of residents: designer Bernie; sleeping refugee Shah; would-be wedded couple Blake and Dale; comic creator Iggy; and self-defence tutor Florence. As this unlikely group shows Munro the sights, Munro's notion of what it means to be a big brother begins to change. But the burden Munro carries is not so easily cast aside. Will the Coyote triumph? Or can Munro find the fortitude necessary to mend his heart? Usually read by students in Years 9, 10 or above.
ISBN 9780143781578
Publisher Penguin Random House Australia, 2017
Topics / Displacement /
Groth, Darren
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Bear Grylls survival skills handbook: First Aid
This survival skills handbook is perfect for all young explorers, adventurers, and general lovers of the outdoors. Learn how to perform first aid in emergency situations including cuts, burns, and falls. This hand book includes illustrations, and step-by-step instructions and tips from Bear Grylls himself.
ISBN 9781786960351
Series Bear Grylls survival skills handbooks NEW SERIES 2020 (20 books)
Publisher Weldon Owen Publishing, 2017
Grylls, Bear
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Bear Grylls Survival skills handbook: Knots
This survival skills handbook is perfect for all young explorers, adventurers, and general lovers of the outdoors. Learn the art of knots, from tie loops, lashes, hitches and many more to help in various situations. This hand book includes illustrations, and step-by-step instructions and tips from Bear Grylls himself.
ISBN 9781783422982
Series Bear Grylls survival skills handbooks NEW SERIES 2020 (20 books)
Publisher Weldon Owen Publishing, 2017
Grylls, Bear
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Bear Grylls survival skills handbook: Shelter building
This survival skills handbook is perfect for all young explorers, adventurers, and general lovers of the outdoors. Learn what tools are needed as well as how to build shelters in all types of climates, including hot, cold and wet. This hand book includes illustrations, and step-by-step instructions and tips from Bear Grylls himself.
ISBN 9781786960344
Series Bear Grylls survival skills handbooks NEW SERIES 2020 (20 books)
Publisher Weldon Owen Publishing, 2017
Grylls, Bear
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Series Bear Grylls survival skills handbooks NEW SERIES 2020 (20 books)
Grylls, Bear
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Bear Grylls: Spirit of the jungle
Mak and his family are in India. Things are going well until their raft is capsized on a wild river and Mak is separated and lost deep in the Indian Jungle. Can Mac survive long enough to find his way out of this strange, unfamiliar and dangerous landscape of bugs, bats, monkeys, snakes, bears, wolves, panthers and worst of all poachers? And if he can survive, will he really want to leave?
ISBN 9781509828623
Publisher Pan Macmillan London, 2016
Grylls, Bear
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Adventure 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 Mission Survival series (7 books)
Grylls, Bear
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Mission Survival: claws of the crocodile
When Beck Granger follows a mysterious clue to the town of Broome in Australia, it is just the beginning of an adventure that will force him into some of his toughest survival challenges yet. The search for clues takes Beck into the heart of the outback, where he must battle raging storms, ravenous crocodiles, cunning villains and a secret that may link back to the death of his parents many years ago.
ISBN 9781849418195
Series Mission Survival series (7 books)
Publisher Red Fox, 2014
Grylls, Bear
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Mission Survival: gold of the Gods
Beck Granger is hot on the trail of his kidnapped uncle, racing to find the lost city of gold and its people. He needs to fend off snakes and sharks, and help his two friends survive the jungle.
ISBN 9781862304796
Series Mission Survival series (1 of 7)
Publisher Red Fox, 2008
Grylls, Bear
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Mission Survival: lair of the leopard
When teen adventurer Beck Granger finds himself stranded on a Himalayan mountainside, he has to draw on all his strength and skill to survive. After death-defying climbing and sheltering in some of the hardest terrain on earth, Beck also has to somehow make it through bear attacks and flash floods. But the biggest challenge of all is still ahead. Beck has to finally learn the truth about his parents' deaths and bring their killers to justice.
ISBN 9781849418386
Series Mission Survival series (7 books)
Publisher Red Fox, 2015
Grylls, Bear
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Mission Survival: Rage of the rhino
Young adventurer Beck Granger is invited to South Africa by an old friend of his parents' to help out on a project to prevent rhino poaching. But when he arrives all is not as it seems, and Beck is caught up in something more dangerous than anything he's ever survived before... Not only are there the poachers to contend with, but somebody seems desperate to track Beck down - whatever the cost. And then there are the hundreds of wild animals...
ISBN 9780857532244
Series Mission Survival series (7 books)
Publisher Doubleday, 2011
Grylls, Bear
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Mission Survival: sands of the scorpion
Surviving in the Sahara desert will be extreme, trying to find water, eating scorpions and struggling to find shade. Beck and his friend will have to rely on survival knowledge to survive in this land, before the smugglers find them.
ISBN 9781862304826
Series Mission Survival series (3 of 7)
Publisher Red Fox, 2009
Grylls, Bear
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Mission Survival: strike of the shark
When Beck Granger is ship-wrecked in the open seas, he needs all of his survival skills to save a small group of passengers. But the sinking was no accident. In order to stay alive, he'll have to work out who wants him dead, and why. That is, if the sharks don't get him first.
ISBN 9781782950028
Series Mission Survival series (7 books)
Publisher Red Fox, 2014
Grylls, Bear
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Mission Survival: tracks of the tiger
In Indonesia, Beck and his friend, Peter, need to flee flowing lava, keep cool in extreme humidity, defeat the illegal loggers and avoid crocodiles and tigers.
ISBN 9781862304819
Series Mission Survival series (4 of 7)
Publisher Red Fox, 2010
Grylls, Bear
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Mission Survival: way of the wolf
Beck needs to escape the freezing tundra to save his uncle after their plane crashes. Beck and his friend escape cracking frozen lakes, make their way down treacherous river rapids, melt ice to drink and eat raw fish just to survive.
ISBN 9781862304802
Series Mission Survival series (2 of 7)
Publisher Red Fox, 2009
Grylls, Bear
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What I like about me
You know those movies where teenagers have the summer of their lives? This summer is probably not going to be that. Here lies Maisie Martin, dead from embarrassment, aged sixteen. The last thing Maisie Martin thought she'd be doing this summer is entering a beauty pageant. Not when she's spent most of her life hiding her body from everyone. Not when her Dad is AWOL for Christmas and her best friend starts going out with the boy she's always loved. But Maisie's got something to prove. And she's not going to let anything or anyone- including herself- hold her back. Usually read by students in Years 9, 10 or above.
ISBN 9781760559120
Publisher Pan MacMillan, 2019
Guillaume, Jenna
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Promise, The
Australian soldier Nelson Ferguson was wounded in battle by poison gas which damaged his eyes and lungs. These injuries were made worse because Nelson was an artist and a cornet player. After he died many years later, Nelson's grandson wanted to ensure Australians remembered what happened to thousands of young soldiers in World War 1.
ISBN 9780987313966
Publisher One Day Hill Pty Ltd, 2012
Guille, Derek & Kaff-eine (ill)
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Guiness world records: Science and stuff
Strap in for a mind-boggling look at the record-breaking world around us. From the science of slam dunks and the smelliest substances to over-engineered inventions and the physics of cats, you'll find page after page of amazing facts and information. Inside you will also find some sensational experiments to try at home yourself.
ISBN 9781910561638
Publisher Wild Dog Books, 2017
Guiness World Records
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Dinotopia
This is a pseudo-factual account of the relationship between humans and dinosaurs.
ISBN 9780060530648
Publisher HarperTrophy, 2003
Gurney, James
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Building a Minecraft city
If you are a a Minecraft fanatic, then take your creative play to new heights. Step-by-step instructions and simple explanations for completing projects will show you how to design and build truly impressive Minecraft structures.
ISBN 9781119316411
Series Dummies Junior series (12 books)
Publisher John Wiley & Sons Australia Ltd, 2016
Topics / STEM /
Guthals, Sarah
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Modding Minecraft
If you are a Minecraft fanatic, this book introduces you to modding. Modding allows you to modify the game through code, giving you the ability to add a variety of game play changes, ranging from new blocks and items to new mechanisms to craft.
ISBN 9781119177272
Series Dummies Junior series (12 books)
Publisher John Wiley & Sons Australia Ltd, 2015
Guthals, Sarah & Handley, Lindsay & Foster, Stephen
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Bring back Cerberus
The demand: bring back Cerberus, the new technology that's only whispered about in the furthest reaches of cyberspace. Drawn into the shady world of black-hat hacking and industrial espionage, Dom will need every skill he's learnt to complete this instalment. How can Dom steal something that doesn't exist. Failure is not an option.
ISBN 9781742378596
Series The debt series (3 of 6)
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2013
Gwynne, Phillip
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Catch the Zolt
Dom's family owe an ancient debt to a secretive organisation known simply as The Debt. Now that Dom is 15, it is his turn to make the six Instalments required from each Silvagni male or sacrifice a pound of flesh in payment. Dom's first challenge is to catch the Zolt, a 17-year-old Facebook bandit who has a penchant for stealing light aircraft from wealthy Gold Coast residents.
ISBN 9781742378442
Series The debt series (1 of 6)
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2013
Gwynne, Phillip
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Fetch the treasure hunter
Dom is in Italy, and uses manipulation and deception to search for the world's greatest treasure hunter. While he is there he does some digging of his own, into The Debt, but only gets more questions.
ISBN 9781742378602
Series The debt series (4 of 6)
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2013
Gwynne, Phillip
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Stuff happens: Michael
Stuff happens sometimes, at school, at home. With Michael it happened with sport, when he thought he was letting his parents down.
ISBN 9780143308102
Series Stuff happens series (12 books)
Publisher Puffin Australia, 2014
Gwynne, Phillip
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Take a life
Dom's almost there, the end is in sight and the Debt wants proof that Dom has what it takes to become one of them. Dom is desperate to be rid of his debt, but can he kill another person to prove himself. He is alone, so terribly alone.
ISBN 9781742378626
Series The debt series (6 of 6)
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2013
Gwynne, Phillip
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Series The debt series (6 books)
Gwynne, Phillip
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Turn off the lights
Dom has had it with the debt, but his second instalment is even more challenging than the first: Dom must turn off all of the Gold Coast's lights during Earth Hour. It's a race against time and he is racing for his life.
ISBN 9781742378435
Series The debt series (2 of 6)
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2013
Gwynne, Phillip
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Yamashita's gold
There is only one person looking out for Dom, himself. He is waiting for his next instalment, sure that it's the seach for Yamashita's gold, a looted treasure from the second World War, but The Debt is silent, not a word has come from them.
ISBN 9781742378619
Series The debt series (4 of 6)
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2013
Gwynne, Phillip
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Escape from kids' club
Max, Lily, Boaz and Jesse are stuck in Kids' Club at an island resort, forced to watch endless Pirates of the Caribbean re-runs while their parents relax by the pool. After eight days, they decide to break out and let the real fun begin.
ISBN 9780143305620
Publisher Puffin Australia, 2010
Gwynne, Phillip
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Chook called Harry, A
There are ten chooks in the chook house and Chris collects the eggs every day. When his favourite chook, Happy Harry, stops laying, Chris's Dad says that she's not pulling her weight and will have to go. Chris must work out a way to save her. Some derogatory language used in context.
ISBN 9780143303473
Series Aussie bites (84 books)
Publisher Puffin Australia, 2009
Gwynne, Phillip & Denton, Terry (ill)
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Born to bake
Rick has decided he is just average, not good, not bad, just average. When Rick discovers he is born to cook, he is no longer just average. The trouble is that his baking is now in competition with his Mum.
ISBN 9780143302261
Series Aussie bites (84 books)
Publisher Puffin Australia, 2005
Gwynne, Phillip & Smith, Craig (ill)
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Worst team ever, The
Country boy, Jimmy, boasts about his prowess in the game of Australian Rules football and is accepted into a city team.
ISBN 9780141305103
Series Aussie bites (84 books)
Publisher Penguin, 1999
Gwynne, Phillip & Smith, Craig (ill)
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Secrets of Eromanga
Ellie loves fossils and has the opportunity to go on a dig with Tom and Peta. When they encounter ruthless criminals illegally mining for valuable fossils, they must work together to survive.
ISBN 9780734409126
Publisher Thomas C Lothian Pty Ltd, 2006
Gwyther, Sherryl
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