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Gymnastics
Shannon Miller tells you how she became a champion gymnast. With the help of dynamic photographs, young gymnasts give tips and reveal the secrets of their skills and agilities.
ISBN 9780751327991
Publisher Dorling Kindersley, 2000
Jackman, Joan
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Elli: coming of age in the Holocaust
Ellie's recount of harrowing experiences in a concentration camp. Taken at thirteen years of age, from her beautiful home and imprisoned in Auschwitz and Dachau as part of Hitler's final solution, she emerges a year later, looking like a sixty year old.
ISBN 9780812963274
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 1983
Jackson, Livia Bitton
No book cover.
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Firewood & rabbits
In this picture book autobiography, Ron Jackson describes his eventful childhood as one of thirteen children in a stockman's family living in isolated Balranald. He discusses home schooling, catching rabbits, and collecting firewood in a homemade boat.
ISBN 9780980359343
Publisher Indij Readers, 2007
Jackson, Ron
No book cover.
33477
9/11 report, The: a graphic adaptation
The United States was completely unprepared for the shocking act of terrorism when hijacked planes flew into New York's twin towers on 11 September 2001. This ia a graphic representation of The 9/11 Report, which gives the background to the attack and analyses the response of the federal agencies involved.
ISBN 9780809057399
Publisher Hill & Wang, 2006
Jacobson, Sid & Colon, Ernie (ill)
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Bellmaker, The
Vicious Foxwolf, a fox who long ago discovered the body of a wolf and skinned it to wear as his own, is holding Mariel and Dandin captive. The pair are at the mercy of the evil despot and have only one hope of survival.
ISBN 9780441003150
Series Redwall series (7 of 17)
Publisher Ace, 1996
Jacques, Brian
No book cover.
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Doomwyte
On a moonless night, two rats follow hypnotic lights into the forest, never to be seen again. Such is the power of the Doomwytes, sinister ravens led by the deadly Korvus Skurr. When the creatures of Redwall Abbey go in search of a fabled treasure, they do not suspect Skurr and his ravens are vying for that very treasure.
ISBN 9780141384375
Series Redwall series (20 of 17)
Publisher Penguin Books Ltd, UK, 2008
Jacques, Brian
No book cover.
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Eulalia
Lord Asheye, the Badger Lord of Salamandastron, sees his own demise, prompting him to send a clever haremaid from the Long Patrol on a quest to find his successor. Meanwhile, Gorath, an orphaned warrior badger, has a vision of his own. A sword-wielding mouse tells him to follow a thief to Redwall. Complicating matters are Vizka Longtooth and his scurrilous Sea Raiders.
ISBN 9780141381619
Series Redwall series (19 of 17)
Publisher Puffin UK, 2007
Jacques, Brian
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High Rhulain
Tiria Wildlough is an otter maid touched by the paw of Destiny. Her tale is an adventure which takes her from Redwall Abbey, across the wild Western sea to the mysterious Green Isle. There she will fulfil an ancient prophesy.
ISBN 9780141381916
Series Redwall series (18 of 17)
Publisher Penguin, 2005
Jacques, Brian
No book cover.
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Legend of Luke, The
A chance meeting with a hedgehog maid who is visiting Redwall Abbey reveals to Martin, the Warrior, a glimpse of the early life and family he can scarcely remember. He sets forth from the Abbey to seek the truth about the father he barely knew.
ISBN 9780099266051
Series Redwall series (12 of 17)
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2000
Jacques, Brian
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Loamhedge
What secrets lie in the ruins of Loamhedge? When young haremaid Martha Braebuck arrived at Redwall Abbey, she was unable to walk - and no beast knows why.
ISBN 9780141312828
Series Redwall series (16 of 17)
Publisher Penguin, 2004
Jacques, Brian
No book cover.
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Long patrol, The
As Tammo dreams of joining the Long Patrol, the legendary army of fighting hares that serves the Lady Cregga Rose Eyes, the brutal reality of a battle with Damug Warfang's battalion of savage Rapscallions fast approaches.
ISBN 9780441005994
Series Redwall series (10 of 17)
Publisher Ace, 1999
Jacques, Brian
No book cover.
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Lord Brocktree
Ungatt Trunn, the wildcat who can make the stars fall from the sky, has attacked with his Blue Hordes, and is determined that the fortress should be his.
ISBN 9781862301450
Series Redwall series (13 of 17)
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2007
Jacques, Brian
No book cover.
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Mariel of Redwall
Mariel is a young mousemaid who finds protection at Redwall Abbey after being caught in a sea storm. Mariel has no idea of her identity, which turns out to be vital in the battle against the evil sea rats.
ISBN 9780380719228
Series Redwall series (4 of 17)
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 1993
Jacques, Brian
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Marlfox
When the strange creatures begin to appear in Mossflower Woods, it is clear that evil is abroad. A kidnapping and a cunning raid to steal the beautiful Redwall tapestry confirm the worst, that Redwall is under threat.
ISBN 9780099264361
Series Redwall series (11 of 17)
Publisher Red Fox, 1999
Jacques, Brian
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Martin the Warrior
Badrang the Tyrant has his eyes set on ruling over his own empire and will do anything to make sure that his ultimate fantasy is fulfilled. Little does he realise that the quiet, nameless mouse he is holding captive will one day grow to be the legendary Martin the Warrior.
ISBN 9781862301436
Series Redwall series (6 of 17)
Publisher Red Fox, 1993
Jacques, Brian
No book cover.
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Mattimeo
Slagar, the Fox is bent on revenge and determined to bring death and destruction to Redwall Abbey. His cunning and cowardly plan is to steal the Redwall children and Mattimeo, Matthias's son, is to be the biggest prize of all.
ISBN 9780099675402
Series Redwall series (3 of 17)
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 1990
Jacques, Brian
No book cover.
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Mossflower
A prequel to Redwall. Martin, the warrior, finds himself trespassing on the land of Verdagua, king of a thousand eyes and embroiled in a battle between good and evil against Verdagua's ruthless daughter, Tsarmina.
ISBN 9780441001866
Series Redwall series (2 of 17)
Publisher Ace, 1995
Jacques, Brian
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Outcast of Redwall
An escape into the snowbound winter night starts a life-long enmity between two young creatures - a badger and a ferret. By turns they become the hunter and the hunted, which stretches from the north to the east wastelands.
ISBN 9780091767211
Series Redwall series (8 of 17)
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 1995
Jacques, Brian
No book cover.
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Pearls of Lutra, The
On the isle of Sampetra, Emperor Ublaz, also scarily known as Mad Eyes, sends his fearsome lizards and seascum on a murderous mission to Redwall.
ISBN 9781862302464
Series Redwall series (9 of 17)
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2007
Jacques, Brian
No book cover.
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Rakkety tam
Redwall Abbey must withstand the assault of a fearsome enemy searching for what he believes is his rightful inheritance. All that stands in his path is an adventure seeking Rakkety Tam. This is an epic tale of courage, war and comradeship.
ISBN 9780141381596
Series Redwall series (17 of 17)
Publisher Penguin, 2004
Jacques, Brian
No book cover.
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Redwall
In this book from the Redwall series, the animal inhabitants of Redwall Abbey have to fight to stop the evil one-eyed rat warlord from taking control of their home.
ISBN 9780099512004
Series Redwall series (1 of 17)
Publisher Red Fox, 1990
Jacques, Brian
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Redwall series
Any two books from this series may be read as Challenge books and up to five more can be read as personal choice books. Go to the online booklists for the PRC ID of the individual books in this series.
Series Redwall series (17 books)
Jacques, Brian
No book cover.
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Redwall: the graphic novel
A black and white, beautifully illustrated rendition of the classic story. Mathias, the young and clumsy field mouse, must take the place of Martin the Warrior and save Redwall Abbey from the vicious rats. Lead by Cluny the Scourge, the rats prove to be devious and merciless enemies and there will be great battles and much sadness before the end.
ISBN 9780399244810
Publisher Philomel Books, 2007
Jacques, Brian
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Salamandastron
Samkin, the squirrel, and Arula, the mole, must find Martin the Warrior's stolen sword or bad luck will continue to befall Redwall.
ISBN 9781862301412
Series Redwall series (5 of 17)
Publisher Red Fox, 2007
Jacques, Brian
No book cover.
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Taggerung, The
The nomad clan of Sawney Rath can feel their fortunes changing. The next great leader has been born within the walls of Redwall Abbey and Sawney Rath is determined to harness the power of this magnificent beast - the deadly Taggerung.
ISBN 9781862302457
Series Redwall series (14 of 17)
Publisher Raintree, 2007
Jacques, Brian
No book cover.
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Triss
A thrilling story of Triss, a young squirrelmaid. She escapes a life of misery as a servant to the tyrannical ruling ferret family in Riftgard and sets off to find her way to the Abbey of Redwall.
ISBN 9780670914036
Series Redwall series (15 of 17)
Publisher Penguin, 2002
Jacques, Brian
No book cover.
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Book of when, The
Useful and thoughtful information to keep you thinking. This book tells you lots of things such as when we started looking at ourselves in the mirror, when we started taking holidays and, even more interestingly, when we started to think that children are actually people.
ISBN 9780810972407
Publisher Abrams Books, 2008
Jaffe, Laura & Cointe, Francois (ill)
No book cover.
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Glory garage, The
A collection of stories about young women's experiences and dilemmas growing up as Lebanese Muslims in Australia. Humorous and empathetic insight into one of our diverse cultural groups, explaining customs and breaking down stereotypes.
ISBN 9781741146493
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2005
Jamal, Nadia & Chandab, Taghred
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Bush tucker and medicine of the Ndjebbana
Three senior members share the stories and knowledge of food and medicine from Maningrida (Arnhem Land) area and the Ndjebbana people who live there.
ISBN 9781740704021
Series Living with the land series (3 books)
Publisher Pearson Education Australia, 2009
James, Alistair Djalolba; Bawudba, Claire & Mabbindja, Debbie & Thompson, Liz
No book cover.
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Ancient Rome
Find out why Roman baths were so popular and how sea battles were staged in the Colosseum. Meet the remarkable people whose conquests, achievements and way of life made Ancient Rome one of history's greatest civilisations. Includes stunning photographs, charts, maps, web links and a glossary of terms.
ISBN 9781405329255
Series Eyewitness series (30 books)
Publisher Dorling Kindersley, 2008
James, Simon
No book cover.
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Kick in the head, A
A vibrant collection of poetry designed to introduce readers to a wide variety of poetic forms.
ISBN 9780763306625
Publisher Candlewick Press, 2005
Topics / Year 5 easy reads /
Janeczko, Paul B. & Raschka, Chris (ill)
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Comet in Moominland
Moomintroll learns that a comet is heading towards Moominvalley. So, he and Sniff, the small animal, set out for the observatory on the Lonely Mountains to seek advice from the Professor. On the way, they meet interesting people and have some narrow escapes.
ISBN 9780141328614
Publisher Puffin Australia, 2011
Jansson, Tove; Portch, Elizabeth (trans)
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Finn family Moomintroll
It is spring in the valley and the Moomins are ready for adventure. Moomintroll and his friends Snufkin and Sniff, find the Hobgoblin's top hat, all shiny and new, and just waiting to be taken home. However, they soon realise that this is no ordinary hat. It can turn anything, or anyone, into something else.
ISBN 9780312608897
Publisher Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2010
Jansson, Tove; Portch, Elizabeth (trans)
No book cover.
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Heart and the bottle, The
Once there was a girl whose life was filled with wonder at the world around her. Then, one day, something happened that made the girl take her heart and put it in a safe place. However, after that, it seemed that the world was even emptier than before. It takes another little girl to demonstrate that life is there to be lived.
ISBN 9780007182343
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, UK, 2010
Jeffers, Oliver
No book cover.
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One long thread
Ruby and Sally Moon are twins with very different. personalities. When divorce splits their family, and Sally moves with their mother to the Northern Territory, Ruby holds on to the thought that one day her family will be complete again. But, when tragedy strikes wrapping Sally in a cocoon from which she might never escape, Ruby learns that love is never simple but one of the many tangled branches in her family tree. Includes some mature themes. Usually read by students in Years 9, 10 or above.
ISBN 9780702238925
Publisher University of Queensland Press, 2012
Jeffrey, Belinda
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Jonathan Swift's Gulliver
Abridged retelling of Gulliver's imaginative and wickedly funny voyages to unusual lands. This edition of the classic has detailed, historical information and beautiful illustrations. Occasional distasteful themes are true to the original text. Also see Gulliver's travels by Jonathan Swift, PRC ID 36630.
ISBN 9781406301748
Publisher Walker Books, 2006
Jenkins, Martin & Riddell, Chris (ill)
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Can we save the tiger
Tigers are big, beautiful and fierce. But, like many other animals, they are in danger of becoming extinct, with fewer than two thousand five hundred breeding adult tigers left in the world. But, the outlook is not all gloomy. Positive action is taking place to protect this threatened species as well as other endangered animals such as the bison, the Antarctic fur seal and the kakapo.
ISBN 9781406319095
Publisher Walker Books, 2011
Jenkins, Martin & White, Vicky (ill)
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Sick as: bloody moments in the history of medicine
Fascinating historical aspects of medicine presented in an unusual and exciting format.
ISBN 9780949714688
Publisher Roland Harvey Books, 2000
Jennings, Gael & Harvey, Roland
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Health=life
Find out some of the things being done to create a healthier future for Australia's Indigenous people and to overcome the impacts of past events. Read how health is linked to history, life experiences and the environment, as well as to medical treatment.
ISBN 9781865045047
Series Reconciliation - for older students series (3 of 7)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2004
Jennings, Karen & Cunningham, Joan
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Fisherman and the theefyspray, The
The theefyspray is a mythical and nearly extinct creature whose fate is in the hands of the fisherman. A beautifully illustrated and complicated story about issues of conservation, age and youth.
ISBN 9780140377262
Publisher Puffin Australia, 1995
Jennings, Paul
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Gizmo, The
When a boy steals a Gizmo for a dare, weird things began to happen.
ISBN 9780140370904
Publisher Puffin Australia, 1998
Jennings, Paul
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Quirky tails
A collection of humorous short stories of unexpected phenomena with a twist.
ISBN 9780140371017
Publisher Penguin, 1995
Topics / Year 5 easy reads /
Jennings, Paul
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433

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Uncovered
A group of nine appealing science fiction fantasy stories.
ISBN 9780141301778
Publisher Penguin, 1995
Jennings, Paul
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438

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Unreal
Boys are the heroes in each of the tales in this assortment of funny, scary and disgusting short stories.
ISBN 9780141301761
Publisher Penguin, 1999
Jennings, Paul
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Grandad's gifts
Shane's curiosity gets the better of him as he must know what is in the forbidden cupboard.
ISBN 9780140548129
Publisher Penguin, 1998
Jennings, Paul & Goldthorpe, Peter (ill)
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Freeze a crowd
A fascinating collection of witty puns, jokes, riddles and visual jokes.
ISBN 9780140564891
Publisher Puffin Australia, 1996
Jennings, Paul & Greenwood, Ted & Denton, Terry
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Spooner or later
Picture puzzles and humorous drawings highlight this book of word games and spoonerisms.
ISBN 9780140543629
Publisher Penguin, 1999
Jennings, Paul & Greenwood, Ted & Denton, Terry
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Duck for cover
A large-format joke book with a couple of levels of interpretation so readers will find something new with each reading.
ISBN 9780140346077
Publisher Penguin, 1996
Jennings, Paul, Greenwood, Ted & Denton, Terry (ill)
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Dragon Blood Pirates series
Two modern day boys, sometimes accompanied by their little sister and a sinister three-legged cat, are able to fall through time portals back to the time of bloodthirsty pirates and rollicking sea adventures. Any two books from this series may be read as Challenge books; up to five more can be read as personal choice books. Go to the Series lists for individual book titles.
Series Dragon Blood Pirates series (18 books)
Jerris, Dan & Walker, Rory (ill)
No book cover.
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Dragon blood pirates: dead man's whirlpool
Al and Owen return to the Dragon Blood Islands to find clues to the sabre's magical words and find out more about their ancestors amongst the pirates. But when the boys run into Slitgut who forces them to walk the plank, they uncover more than they could have expected in their wildest dreams.
ISBN 9780734411204
Series Dragon Blood Pirates series (14 of 18)
Publisher Lothian Books, 2009
Topics / Year 6 easy reads /
Jerris, Dan & Walker, Rory (ill)
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Dragon blood pirates: death diamond
Al and Owen have suddenly found themselves trapped on a rocky outcrop in the middle of a rising sea in another place and another century. They have to work out how they got there and how to get home, and more importantly, how to survive pirates like Captain Gunner, Snotty Nell and the ghost of Vicious Victor.
ISBN 9780734410719
Series Dragon Blood Pirates series (1 of 18)
Publisher Lothian Books, 2008
Topics / Year 6 easy reads /
Jerris, Dan & Walker, Rory (ill)
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Dragon blood pirates: doubloons and disaster
Al and Owen are again back in the world of the pirates and Al is beginning to discover his connection with this earlier time. The boys use their wits to escape some terrifying dangers as they rescue cash-strapped pirates. But, they will need all their resources to escape the evil clutches of Captain Blacktooth.
ISBN 9780734410726
Series Dragon Blood Pirates series (2 of 18)
Publisher Lothian Books, 2008
Topics / Year 6 easy reads /
Jerris, Dan & Walker, Rory (ill)
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Dragon blood pirates: graveyard diamonds
Al finds Prince Alleric's diary in the sea trunk in his attic and discovers some intriguing connections to his family history. The kids return to the islands in pursuit of Al's ancestors' treasure, visit the plague city and discover the golden key that opens a door to a secret in Dragon Island's hidden city.
ISBN 9780734411228
Series Dragon Blood Pirates series (16 of 18)
Publisher Lothian Books, 2009
Topics / Year 6 easy reads /
Jerris, Dan & Walker, Rory (ill)
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Dragon blood pirates: idols and ivory
This time Al's little sister, Hal, joins them unwittingly and unwillingly on their adventure. But she turns out to be another clue in their connection with this adventurous time in history. Al and Owen rescue kidnapped baby elephants and Al's decoding skills prove very handy for locating secret treasure.
ISBN 9780734410733
Series Dragon Blood Pirates series (3 of 18)
Publisher Lothian Books, 2008
Topics / Year 6 easy reads /
Jerris, Dan & Walker, Rory (ill)
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Dragon blood pirates: jewels and jolly rogers
This time, Al and Owen escape to the time of the pirates without Al's annoying little sister. Perhaps it's just as well for they have to battle pirates and escape cannibals to get home, alive and uneaten.
ISBN 9780734410757
Series Dragon Blood Pirates series (4 of 18)
Publisher Lothian Books, 2008
Topics / Year 6 easy reads /
Jerris, Dan & Walker, Rory (ill)
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Dragon blood pirates: power of the sabre
In their final adventure in the Dragon Blood Islands, the boys find their way through the maze and into the underground city, home of the sorcerer's hidden room. Al finishes reading his grandfather's diary and discovers the word he and his friends have been seeking to empower his sabre.
ISBN 9780734411242
Series Dragon Blood Pirates series (18 of 18)
Publisher Lothian Books, 2009
Topics / Year 6 easy reads /
Jerris, Dan & Walker, Rory (ill)
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Dragon blood pirates: power of the scabbard
The Scabbard of Invincibility finally has its four black diamonds in place and this means its powers are back in action. When Al wears it, he is invincible. But, while Al, Owen and Snakeboot, the cat, are away, Gunner sails off with the sabre and scabbard, leaving the boys behind. His plan is to attack Blacktooth and regain Velvetfoot's treasure.
ISBN 9780734410986
Series Dragon Blood Pirates series (12 of 18)
Publisher Lothian Books, 2009
Topics / Year 6 easy reads /
Jerris, Dan & Walker, Rory (ill)
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Dragon blood pirates: ransom
The boys return to the Dragon Blood Islands with the key to the secret door. When the girls are taken hostage by Captain Slitgut, the boys come to their rescue. But, they must try to overturn Gunner's rumour that they duped his enemy pirates with a real sabre.
ISBN 9780734411235
Series Dragon Blood Pirates series (17 of 18)
Publisher Lothian Books, 2009
Topics / Year 6 easy reads /
Jerris, Dan & Walker, Rory (ill)
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Dragon blood pirates: skulls and sabres
Al and Owen are back with the pirates but, in this adventure, they are up against an even scarier enemy, ghosts, and they're still to meet the most terrifying pirate of them all.
ISBN 9780734410771
Series Dragon Blood Pirates series (6 of 18)
Publisher Lothian Books, 2008
Topics / Year 6 easy reads /
Jerris, Dan & Walker, Rory (ill)
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Dragon blood pirates: slitgut and emerald eyes
Al and Owen are even more intrigued by the Dragon Blood Islands after Al's dad casually reveals his own father's connections to them. Keen to find out more and uncover the secret words that empower the magical sabre, the boys head back to the islands.
ISBN 9780734411198
Series Dragon Blood Pirates series (13 of 18)
Publisher Lothian Books, 2009
Topics / Year 6 easy reads /
Jerris, Dan & Walker, Rory (ill)
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Dragon blood pirates: the deathless pirate king
Carrying the long-lost Dragon Blood Sabre and Scabbard of Invincibility, Al and Owen travel back to the Dragon Blood Islands. When they show them to Grandfather, he notices that the four black diamonds that once decorated the scabbard are gone. The gems are cursed and make their owner deathless.
ISBN 9780734410931
Series Dragon Blood Pirates series (7 of 18)
Publisher Lothian Books, 2009
Topics / Year 6 easy reads /
Jerris, Dan & Walker, Rory (ill)
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Dragon blood pirates: the evil pearl
Al, Owen and Hally are in search of more black diamonds for the Scabbard of Invincibility. However, when they travel to the Dragon Blood Islands, instead of landing on Captain Gunner's ship, the children land in the ocean.
ISBN 9780734410962
Series Dragon Blood Pirates series (10 of 18)
Publisher Lothian Books, 2009
Topics / Year 6 easy reads /
Jerris, Dan & Walker, Rory (ill)
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Dragon blood pirates: the golden casket
There are more black diamonds to be found for the Scabbard of Invincibility, so Al and Owen return to the Dragon Blood Islands to search for them. The shifty Stanley Spong informs Captain Gunner and the boys that there is treasure to be found and Blacktooth and Snotty Nell are already on their way to finding it.
ISBN 9780734410948
Series Dragon Blood Pirates series (8 of 18)
Publisher Lothian Books, 2009
Topics / Year 6 easy reads /
Jerris, Dan & Walker, Rory (ill)
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Dragon blood pirates: the sorcerer's death mask
Back in Alleric Castle, Al, Owen and Mahoot stumble upon a book called 'The History of the Sabre'. The book tells them about a sorcerer who was buried, in a crypt on Dragon Island, with a golden death mask set upon his face and all his treasure. Keen to find more treasure, Captain Gunner accompanies the boys to Dragon Island.
ISBN 9780734410955
Series Dragon Blood Pirates series (9 of 18)
Publisher Lothian Books, 2009
Topics / Year 6 easy reads /
Jerris, Dan & Walker, Rory (ill)
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Dragon blood pirates: the zombie's treasure
When Al and Owen travel to the Dragon Blood Islands, they land on a strange boat with only one man on board. It's Velvetfoot, the last of the deathless pirates and possessor of the fourth and final black diamond.
ISBN 9780734410979
Series Dragon Blood Pirates series (11 of 18)
Publisher Lothian Books, 2009
Topics / Year 6 easy reads /
Jerris, Dan & Walker, Rory (ill)
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Dragon blood pirates: treasure and trouble
Al and Owen with Al's little sister, Hally, are discovering more of Al's connection to the time of the pirates. An old diary and a mysterious brooch hold the secret to Prince Alleric's missing Dragon Blood Sabre. The modern day adventurers must work out the code and unleash the mystery of Sabre Island.
ISBN 9780734410764
Series Dragon Blood Pirates series (5 of 18)
Publisher Lothian Books, 2008
Topics / Year 6 easy reads /
Jerris, Dan & Walker, Rory (ill)
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Dragon blood pirates: voodoo temple
Armed with a copy of Princess Halimeda's treasure map, the boys and Gunner make their way to the infamous Voodoo Caves on Ruby Island, with Snotty Nell and Slitgut in hot pursuit. Find out if they make it to the abandoned city, across crocodile-infested waters and through trees hung with skulls.
ISBN 9780734411211
Series Dragon Blood Pirates series (15 of 18)
Publisher Lothian Books, 2009
Topics / Year 6 easy reads /
Jerris, Dan & Walker, Rory (ill)
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City of orphans trilogy
Any two books from this series may be read as Challenge books and up to five more can be read as personal choice books. Go to the online booklists for the PRC ID of the individual books in this series.
Series City of orphans trilogy (3 books)
Jinks, Catherine
No book cover.
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Eglantine: a ghost story
Allie and her family move into a new home. The last thing they expect is an unwanted guest. But Bethan's room seems to be inhabited by a ghost who writes on the walls. Layers of paint, experts on psychic phenomena and Feng Shui don't help.
ISBN 9781741146585
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2007
Jinks, Catherine
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Eye to eye
Jansi, a feral boy, and the computerised intelligence of a crashed spaceship make an unlikely pair in this story, set after the apocalypse.
ISBN 9780140384444
Publisher Penguin, 1997
Jinks, Catherine
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Future trap, The
Paula is kidnapped and taken five thousand years into the future where humans are referred to as ""it"" and reduced to the status of laboratory rats.
ISBN 9780141305097
Publisher Penguin, 1999
Jinks, Catherine
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Pagan's crusade
Set in 1187, Pagan is the young squire for a knight in Jerusalem, fighting in the Crusades.
ISBN 9781741752311
Publisher Hodder Headline Australia Pty Ltd, 1999
Jinks, Catherine
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Paradise trap, The
When Marcus goes on a boring holiday to the beach, things quickly become much more interesting when he discovers his smelly old caravan has a hidden cellar, filled with amazing fantasy worlds.
ISBN 9781742375748
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2011
Jinks, Catherine
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Saving Thanehaven
Imagine if you discovered your whole world was actually in a computer. Noble is a knight who must fight everything he encounters in his quest to reach the castle and free the princess. But he's tired. Rufus comes along and turns his world upside down with his own ideas about how to get ahead: don't play by the rules. Suddenly, life is more interesting - and less painful - than ever before. But the new rules are harder to live by than the old ones.
ISBN 9781743317747
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2014
Jinks, Catherine
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1985
Very peculiar plague, A
Alfred is keen to give up bogling, since he almost lost his last apprentice, Birdie. When children start disappearing, Alfred and Jem join forces, waging an underground war. They even seek help from Birdie, dragging her away from the safe home with Miss Eames. Together they learn that there's only one thing more terrifying than facing a whole plague of bogles - and that's facing some of the sinister people from Jem's past.
ISBN 9781743313053
Series City of orphans trilogy (2 of 3)
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2013
Jinks, Catherine
No book cover.
2015
Very singular guild, A
The plague of child-eating bogles in London means that Ned's now working as an apprentice to Alfred, the bogler. Alongside Jem and Birdie, Ned must lure bogles out of their lairs so that Alfred can kill them. This means spending a lot of time in murky underground waterways - especially when Alfred is hired to stamp out a deadly infestation. But times are changing, as magic and folklore give way to the machine age.
ISBN 9781743313091
Series City of orphans trilogy (3 of 3)
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2014
Jinks, Catherine
No book cover.
48575
Very unusual pursuit, A
Monsters have been infesting London's dark places for centuries, eating every child who gets too close. That's why ten-year-old Birdie McAdam works for Alfred Bunce, the bogler. With her beautiful voice and dainty looks, Birdie is the bait that draws bogles from their lairs so that Alfred can kill them.
ISBN 9781743313060
Series City of orphans trilogy (1 of 3)
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd,
Jinks, Catherine
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BMX: extreme sports
One of a series of books about extreme sports. With action photographs, diagrams and a glossary of terms, this book tells you about the history, how to get started, the equipment and tricks of BMX riding.
ISBN 9781844430888
Publisher Raintree, 2003
Job, Chris
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Talisman: the tears of Isis
Olly and Josh are travelling in Egypt with Olly's father, Professor Christie, in search of the precious talismans of the moon. Danger, however, lurks in the shadows. Josh and Olly must outwit whoever is trying to get there first.
ISBN 9780340882245
Publisher Hodder Children's Books (Australia), 2005
Jones, Allan Frewin
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Lake of the lost
Kimmi and Oliver are horrified when their parents make them move to a remote Pacific Island. Kimmi tries to stay out of trouble but trouble finds her.
ISBN 9780734406460
Publisher Thomas C Lothian Pty Ltd, 2004
Jones, Carol
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Charmed life
Everyone says that Gwendolyn Chant is a gifted witch with astonishing powers, so it suits her enormously when she is taken to live in Chrestomanci Castle. Her brother, Eric, better known as Cat, is not so keen for he has no talent for magic at all.
ISBN 9780007118519
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, UK, 2001
Jones, Diana Wynne
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Islands of Chaldea, The
Aileen is convinced she'll never become as magical as her Aunt Beck. But when her wise woman aunt is set a seemingly impossible rescue mission, Aileen soon realises she might be more special than she thought.
ISBN 9780007549207
Publisher HarperCollins Children's Books, 2014
Jones, Diana Wynne
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Lives of Christopher Chant, The
Christopher's destiny, by virtue of his possession of nine lives, is to be the next Chrestomanci, a position of awesome magical responsibility, but he rebels against it.
ISBN 9780688163655
Publisher HarperCollins US, 1998
Jones, Diana Wynne
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286
Ogre downstairs, The
When a new stepfather, the ogre to the stepchildren, gives chemistry sets to both sets of children in the house, magic things start to happen.
ISBN 9780064473507
Publisher HarperTrophy, 2002
Jones, Diana Wynne
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Pinhoe egg, The
In the village around Chrestomanci castle, magic is being misused and when Cat Chant finds the Pinhoe egg, chaos begins, and Chrestomanci may not be the one able to bring control to the villages.
ISBN 9780007228553
Publisher HarperCollins Australia, 2007
Jones, Diana Wynne
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Story of the falling star, The
A retelling and recreation of the Paakantji people of the Darling River in New South Wales.
ISBN 9780855751999
Publisher Aboriginal Studies Press, 1991
Jones, Elsie
No book cover.
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See inside pirate ships
A board book for big kids. Double page annotated pictures with over seventy flaps that hide interesting pirate information and cross-sectional illustrations of what is going on below decks, about to happen in the near future or useful background knowledge.
ISBN 9780746070048
Publisher Usborne Publishing Ltd, 2007
Jones, Rob Lloyd & Muhle, Jorg (ill)
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Buddy
Josh appears a typical teenager, resentful of his parents' divorce and dad's new girlfriend. Despite a crippling fear of the water, he learns to swim so that he can take part in the Iron Kid Triathlon, Sensitive treatment of mental retardation.
ISBN 9781869504311
Publisher HarperCollins NZ, 2002
Jones, V M
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15523
Serpents of Arakesh, The
Abandoned as a baby, Adam feels there is nowhere he really belongs. When he wins the chance to test-drive a top-secret computer game, his luck changes. But, in the world he enters, the boundary between fantasy and reality breaks down.
ISBN 9781869504779
Series Karazan quartet (1 of 4)
Publisher HarperCollins NZ, 2004
Jones, V M
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Shooting the moon
At fourteen, Pip's life is finally his own. His domineering dad is focusing on big brother, Nick, and Pip's climbing, his passion in life, is going one way up. Beneath the tranquil surface, however, currents are stirring. On the traditional McLeod first hunting trip, Pip faces a dramatic choice and discovers what it means to confront issues of life and death.
ISBN 9781869506216
Publisher HarperCollins NZ, 2006
Jones, V M
No book cover.
6866
Amelia Earhart: a life in flight
Amelia Earhart's sense of daring was evident from a very young age. She knew the risks of flying but was eager to promote women's abilities and to contribute to the world around her. She became the first female to fly solo across the Atlantic. Her sudden disappearance over the Pacific remains one of aviation's most haunting, unsolved mysteries.
ISBN 9781402751578
Series Sterling biographies series (23 of 29)
Publisher Sterling Publishing Co, 2009
Jones, Victoria Garrett
No book cover.
4187
Eleanor Roosevelt: a courageous spirit
A tireless worker, skilful negotiator, bold spokesperson for the rights of all mankind, Eleanor Roosevelt remains one of the world's most admired women. Stepping in to keep her husband's political career alive while he battled the effects of polio, Eleanor transformed the role of First Lady from figurehead to activist.
ISBN 9781402733710
Series Sterling biographies series (19 of 29)
Publisher Sterling Publishing Co, 2007
Jones, Victoria Garrett
No book cover.
70404
Marian Anderson: a voice uplifted
Marian Anderson's majestic voice mesmerised the nation but her courage in confronting racism was equally inspirational. She became the first African-American to record spirituals for a major recording company. In 1939, she was banned from singing in Washington's Constitution Hall and made history by performing for 75,000 at the Lincoln Memorial.
ISBN 9781402742392
Series Sterling biographies series (1 of 29)
Publisher Sterling Publishing Co, 2008
Jones, Victoria Garrett
No book cover.
1080

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Being here
Sixteen year old Carly is interviewing Leah Cartwright for her local history project. Leah resists, determined to tell her own story of a lonely child on an isolated farm, whose only escape is in the world of books. Carly is drawn into the story about Leah's present, past, secrets, an unlikely boy who changes everything, and a rich imagination that rescues her from a grim reality. Includes some violence and adult themes. Usually read by students in Years 9, 10 or above.
ISBN 9781742373850
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2011
Jonsberg, Barry
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Ironbark
A sixteen year old boy struggles with a serious condition, his sudden and violent temper triggered by situations of conflict or frustration in every day life. To avoid gaol, he must engage in strategies for anger management, including going to stay with his grandfather in an isolated Tasmanian forest. The road is hard and not always successful but the bond between them grows. Contains coarse language that may offend some readers.
ISBN 9781741149555
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2008
Jonsberg, Barry
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My life as an alphabet
Candice's home is a bit hard, with her baby sister no longer with them and her parents both depressed. Her only friend, Douglas Benson from Another Dimension, wants to leave and return to the universe he claims he came from. Her penpal is not returning any of her letters and she just doesn't know what to do about her teacher's lazy eye.
ISBN 9781743310977
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2013
Jonsberg, Barry
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Call of the Osprey
When Tom offers to help the captain restore an old steam boat, he enters a world of blisters and barnacles, pirates and gun-runners, shipwrecks and sea creatures. As Tom works side by side with the captain, their friendship grows and strengthens.
ISBN 9781920731854
Publisher Fremantle Press, 2004
Jorgensen, Norman & Harrison-Lever, Brian
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Adventures of Scarygirl, The
Abandoned on a remote peninsula, Scarygirl is rescued by Blister, a large friendly octopus. Blister and Scarygirl become best friends. But no one knows where Scarygirl came from, or who she really is, and her dreams are full of strange and disturbing visions.
ISBN 9781742372938
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2012
Topics / Graphic novels /
Jurevicius, Nathan
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Phantom tollbooth, The
A young boy receives a special birthday gift that takes him on a journey through an extraordinary land.
ISBN 9780394820378
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 1993
Juster, Norton
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