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4850

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Big picture book outdoors
From fields and woodlands, rivers and ponds, to city parks and gardens, wherever you are, you can go outdoors and discover wildlife. The beautiful pictures in this book are full of all kinds of birds, butterflies and wild flowers to look out for.
ISBN 9781409598732
Publisher Usborne Publishing Ltd, 2017
Lacey, Minna & Stubbs, Rachel (ill) & Russell, John (ill)
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How to build a car
Eli's famous for dreaming big. Sometimes too big. But this time, the mouse has a plan-to build a real race car. If he can get his friends Phoebe and Hank to help, it might just work. And together, they can really go places. Through hard work and perseverance, the three friends learn all about car mechanics and teamwork as they work together to build a miniature racer.
ISBN 9781633220409
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2015
Topics / STEM /
Lacey, Saskia & Sodomka, Martin (ill)
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Life according to Dani
It's Dani's first summer vacation and the best ever. She is staying on an island with her best friend, Ella. Dad is still in hospital but he calls every day, and Ella and Dani stay busy building huts, fishing, exploring and swimming. But, when Dad turns up with his nurse, the visit is not what anyone had imagined.
ISBN 9781776570713
Publisher Gecko Press, 2016
Lagercrantz, Rose & Eriksson, Eva (ill)
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My happy life
Dani is the happiest person she knows, especially when she makes a best friend when she starts school. They share friendship bracelets, sit together in class and have sleepovers. But how will Dani return to her happiness when Ella moves away.
ISBN 9781877467806
Publisher Gecko Press, 2012
Lagercrantz, Rose & Eriksson, Eva (ill)
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Big Ned's bushwalk
Ned's athletic family are worried that he is too quiet. When they send him on a bushwalk and a storm breaks, it is Ned's quiet observation skills that save the day.
ISBN 9780734407504
Publisher Thomas C Lothian Pty Ltd, 2005
Laguna, Sofie & Cox, David
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Boris Monster scared of nothing
Boris is so scary and so ugly he scares himself when he catches a glimpse of himself in a mirror. To be forced to stay in a room full of mirrors would be the worst fate he could imagine. When Boris takes up ballet, he must face his worst fears.
ISBN 9781865044088
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2008
Laguna, Sofie & Redlich, Ben (ill)
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Dinosaur
Factual information about dinosaurs with plenty of descriptions and images.
ISBN 9781405304733
Series Eyewonder series (22 books)
Publisher Dorling Kindersley, 2004
Lambert, David
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Click go the shears
The illustrations breathe new life into this classic Australian folksong. The eccentric shearers have their work cut out for them but still find time for fun.
ISBN 9781741690828
Series Great Australian yarns series (7 books)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2008
Lance, Charlotte
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This girl that girl
This girl is kinda neat and tidy and likes to do things like this. She likes things to be organised. Right next door lives that girl who likes to do things like that. She's not so tidy. and likes things to be a little unexpected. Although they are neighbours, the girls are miles apart. But, one day, with a little help from their dads, the girls make a surprising discovery.
ISBN 9781760291709
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2016
Lance, Charlotte
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Kraken snores, The
The kraken, a giant squid from Norse mythology, is extremely tired and has swum from the warm waters of Bermuda to the colder waters of Britain for a long sleep. But, if it falls asleep beneath the British Isles, the bubbles from its snoring will thin the water and Britain and Europe will sink. Zeus needs William's help to wake the kraken before Europe disappears below the waves.
ISBN 9781406307061
Publisher Walker Books, 2008
Landman, Tanya & Collins, Ross (ill)
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Danny Blue's really excellent dream
Danny Blue lives in a world where everything is blue. And while there are many different shades and hues, everything is essentially the same. Until the night Danny sees something in a dream that is unlike anything else...
ISBN 9780734417589
Publisher Hachette Children's Books, 2017
Landrak, Max
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Ugly fish
Ugly fish doesn't like to share, so much so, he makes certain he doesn't have anyone to share with. However, this comes at a cost including loneliness and more.
ISBN 9780152050825
Publisher Harcourt Children's Books, 2006
Lareau, Kara & Magoon, Scott (ill)
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Horse girl
Eight year old Rebecca eats, sleeps and loves horses and one day turns into one. A simple, humorous story of Rebecca at school as a horse.
ISBN 9780733617881
Series Hotshots (9 books)
Publisher Hodder Headline Australia Pty Ltd, 2004
Larkin, John
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Dog boy
Harry Highpants hates corned beef with white sauce but he is not allowed to leave the table until he finishes his meal. Harry is very thin so his parents serve it to him every night so that he will become big and strong. Harry needs to find a way to cope.
ISBN 9780733618352
Series Hotshots (9 books)
Publisher Hodder Children's Books (Australia), 2004
Larkin, John & McKenzie, Heath (ill)
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Harry Highpants and the salivating beast
To most people, Harry Highfield is just an ordinary boy who wears his pants a little higher than you'd expect. During school holidays, however, Harry gets out his cape and becomes a superhero. When his brother loses his best cricket ball over the fence, Harry has a chance to use his superhero powers to retrieve it.
ISBN 9780733320675
Publisher ABC Books, 2007
Larkin, John & McKenzie, Heath (ill)
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Zac Power spy camp: Zac blasts off
Zac is off on Spy Camp to do space training. Hopefully he can dodge the space lasers.
ISBN 9781921564741
Series Zac Power test drive and spy camp series (1 of 24)
Publisher Hardie Grant Egmont, 2010
Larry, H I
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Zac Power spy camp: Zac climbs high
Zac is off on Spy Camp to do circus training. What will happen when his tightrope breaks.
ISBN 9781921564772
Series Zac Power test drive and spy camp series (4 of 24)
Publisher Hardie Grant Egmont, 2010
Larry, H I
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Zac Power spy camp: Zac cracks down
Zac is off on Spy Camp to crack codes. When Bladesville needs saving Zac puts his code-cracking skills to good use.
ISBN 9781921564765
Series Zac Power test drive and spy camp series (3 of 24)
Publisher Hardie Grant Egmont, 2010
Larry, H I
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Zac Power spy camp: Zac heats up
Zac is off to Spy Camp to survive in the outdoors. Can he get across the desert in time.
ISBN 9781921690532
Series Zac Power test drive and spy camp series (8 of 24)
Publisher Hardie Grant Egmont, 2010
Larry, H I
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Zac Power spy camp: Zac jets on
Zac is off to Spy Camp to train in secret tunnels. Will he find a way out before they flood.
ISBN 9781921690525
Series Zac Power test drive and spy camp series (7 of 24)
Publisher Hardie Grant Egmont, 2010
Larry, H I
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Zac Power spy camp: Zac runs wild
Zac is off to Spy Camp to train animals where he meets one very angry lion.
ISBN 9781921690501
Series Zac Power test drive and spy camp series (5 of 24)
Publisher Hardie Grant Egmont, 2010
Larry, H I
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Zac Power spy camp: Zac strikes out
Zac is off on Spy Camp to work on his karate. Things become interesting when his opponent is a crazy karate robot.
ISBN 9781921564758
Series Zac Power test drive and spy camp series (2 of 24)
Publisher Hardie Grant Egmont, 2010
Larry, H I
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Zac Power spy camp: Zac wipes out
Zac is off to Spy Camp to rescue people. Hopefully he can save his training buddy from red-hot lava.
ISBN 9781921690518
Series Zac Power test drive and spy camp series (6 of 24)
Publisher Hardie Grant Egmont, 2010
Larry, H I
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Zac Power test drive and spy camp series
A younger version of the Zac Power series provides adventure and easy reads. 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 Zac Power test drive and spy camp series (24 books)
Larry, H I
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80097
Zac Power test drive: Zac's bank bust
Zac has two new gadgets to test drive. He hopes they will be enough to stop a bank robbery.
ISBN 9781921502095
Series Zac Power test drive and spy camp series (7 of 24)
Publisher Hardie Grant Egmont, 2009
Larry, H I
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Zac Power test drive: Zac's double dare
Zac has two new gadgets to test drive. Will they help him get the secret GIB plans back.
ISBN 9781921502156
Series Zac Power test drive and spy camp series (13 of 24)
Publisher Hardie Grant Egmont, 2010
Larry, H I
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Zac Power test drive: Zac's freaky frogs
Zac has to test drive two new gadgets to see if they will get him to the poisoned frogs in time.
ISBN 9781921502088
Series Zac Power test drive and spy camp series (5 of 24)
Publisher Hardie Grant Egmont, 2009
Larry, H I
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Zac Power test drive: Zac's high dive
Zac has two new gadgets to test drive to stop BIG polluting the sea.
ISBN 9781921502170
Series Zac Power test drive and spy camp series (15 of 24)
Publisher Hardie Grant Egmont, 2010
Larry, H I
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81318
Zac Power test drive: Zac's icy pole
Zac has two new gadgets to test drive. Zac wonders if they can stop the ice caps from melting.
ISBN 9781921502057
Series Zac Power test drive and spy camp series (3 of 24)
Publisher Hardie Grant Egmont, 2009
Larry, H I
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47431
Zac Power test drive: Zac's moon trip
Zac has two new gadgets to test drive. He's off to the moon to see if they work.
ISBN 9781921502033
Series Zac Power test drive and spy camp series (1 of 24)
Publisher Hardie Grant Egmont, 2009
Larry, H I
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61474
Zac Power test drive: Zac's power on
Zac has two new gadgets to test drive. He hopes they will help him to turn the power back on.
ISBN 9781921502118
Series Zac Power test drive and spy camp series (9 of 24)
Publisher Hardie Grant Egmont, 2009
Larry, H I
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78246
Zac Power test drive: Zac's quicksand
Zac has two new gadgets to test drive. Can they help him find the mission drivers.
ISBN 9781921502163
Series Zac Power test drive and spy camp series (14 of 24)
Publisher Hardie Grant Egmont, 2010
Larry, H I
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24634
Zac Power test drive: Zac's rocket launch
Zac has two new gadgets to test drive. He's trying to stop the blimp from crashing.
ISBN 9781921502132
Series Zac Power test drive and spy camp series (11 of 24)
Publisher Hardie Grant Egmont, 2009
Larry, H I
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69960
Zac Power test drive: Zac's shark attack
Zac has two new gadgets which he hopes will chase sharks away from swimmers.
ISBN 9781921502101
Series Zac Power test drive and spy camp series (8 of 24)
Publisher Hardie Grant Egmont, 2009
Larry, H I
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65634
Zac Power test drive: Zac's skate break
Zac has two new gadgets to test drive. He has to rescue someone at the skate park.
ISBN 9781921502149
Series Zac Power test drive and spy camp series (12 of 24)
Publisher Hardie Grant Egmont, 2009
Larry, H I
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42271
Zac Power test drive: Zac's ski mission
Zac has two new gadgets to test drive. He wants to use them to save a man lost in the snow.
ISBN 9781921502071
Series Zac Power test drive and spy camp series (6 of 24)
Publisher Hardie Grant Egmont, 2009
Larry, H I
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20705
Zac Power test drive: Zac's space race
Zac urgently needs to escape from the space lasers.
ISBN 9781921502187
Series Zac Power test drive and spy camp series (16 of 24)
Publisher Hardie Grant Egmont, 2010
Larry, H I
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81306
Zac Power test drive: Zac's sticky fix
Zac has two new gadgets to test drive. He wonders if they will work, even deep under the water.
ISBN 9781921502064
Series Zac Power test drive and spy camp series (4 of 24)
Publisher Hardie Grant Egmont, 2009
Larry, H I
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30788
Zac Power test drive: Zac's water world
Zac has two new gadgets to find out who is sending fake missions.
ISBN 9781921502125
Series Zac Power test drive and spy camp series (10 of 24)
Publisher Hardie Grant Egmont, 2009
Larry, H I
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60841
Zac Power test drive: Zac's wild rescue
Zac has two new gadgets to test drive. They are tested by Zac's wild rescue at the zoo.
ISBN 9781921502040
Series Zac Power test drive and spy camp series (2 of 24)
Publisher Hardie Grant Egmont, 2009
Larry, H I
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34022
Gold for Cathy Freeman
The story of Cathy Freeman winning gold at the Olympic games. Great photos and a full biography are included.
ISBN 9781865044835
Series Reconciliation - for younger students series (4 of 10)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2005
Lau, Karen
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Mum Shirl
The story of Mum Shirl, an Australian Indigenous woman, who unselfishly helped Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal people. Includes great photographs, newspaper clippings and a biography.
ISBN 9781865044866
Series Reconciliation - for younger students series (7 of 10)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2002
Lau, Karen
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Gym Stars series NEW SERIES 2018
Any two titles read from this series can be included as official Challenge books; up to five more titles can be included as your personal choice books. To see the individual book titles and their PRC ID numbers, go to the Series lists on the Booklists page, on the website. Or, you can search for a series name or the individual titles by using the Search function on the top left hand corner of the screen.
Series Gym Stars series NEW SERIES 2018 (3 books)
Lawes, Jane
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38009

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Gym Stars: Friendships and Backflips
Tara, new to the sport of acrobatic gymnastics, has just been asked to enter a regional competition. She is extremely excited but knows she has to work long and hard to be able to achieve success with her partner. Sadly her other friends see this as a rejection, and Tara has to decide how to combine hours of training and friendship.
ISBN 9781474922944
Series Gym Stars series NEW SERIES 2018 (2 of 3)
Publisher Usborne Publishing Ltd, 2012
Lawes, Jane
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4863

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Gym stars: Handsprings and homework
Tara continues to follow her dream in her attempt to reach national championships in acrobatic gymnastics. She begins to understand there is more to sport than practise. She must learn how to manage the demands of school with the demands of her selected sport. Can she do it?
ISBN 9781474922951
Series Gym Stars series NEW SERIES 2018 (3 of 3)
Publisher Usborne Publishing Ltd, 2012
Lawes, Jane
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Gym Stars: Summertime and Somersaults
Eleven-year-old Tara is a keen backyard gymnast who dearly wants to be allowed to join the highly successful local Silverdale Gymnastic Club. Luckily her father, who just wants a bit of peace and quiet, enrols her for a week-long holiday camp. Tara's hard work begins to pay off when she is selected to join the acrobatic group and train with them for upcoming competitions. Hopefully she be able to master the necessary skills to participate as an acrobat in the town summer fete.
ISBN 9781474922937
Series Gym Stars series NEW SERIES 2018 (1 of 3)
Publisher Usborne Publishing Ltd, 2012
Lawes, Jane
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5175
Guide dogs: from puppies to partners
The making of guide dogs in Australia, from the breeding of puppies. Beautiful photos show puppy raising, harness training, matching with a blind partner and their eventual careers.
ISBN 9781865082462
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2002
Lawrenson, Diana
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Paraphernalia's present
Dottie Devine has only one friend, Paraphernalia the hen, who visits regularly. They share breakfast and trips into town. When Dottie doesn't collect the eggs for a dew days, Paraphanalia has a wonderful surprise for her and more friends come into their lives.
ISBN 9780733317422
Publisher ABC Books, 2008
Lawrenson, Diana & Huxley, Dee (ill)
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35614
Girl who fell into a book, The
Annie loves reading more than anything else. One day, when she is reading her favourite fairy book, something really amazing happens.
ISBN 9780143301820
Series Aussie nibbles (51 books)
Publisher Puffin Australia, 2006
Lawrinson, Julia & Spudvilas, Anne (ill)
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My gran's different
Charlie's gran is different - she doesn't go to the football, make cakes or work in the garden. The story of Charlie and his gran is one of love and complete acceptance told through soft, watercolour illustrations.
ISBN 9780734405005
Publisher Thomas C Lothian Pty Ltd, 2003
Lawson, Sue & Magerl, Caroline (ill)
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Raymond
This is the story of Raymond. An ordinary dog who, for a while, led an extraordinary life.
ISBN 9781406362428
Publisher Walker Books, 2017
Le Bec, Yann & Le Bec, Gwendel (ill)
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Story of Ferdinand, The
Ferdinand is mistaken for a fierce bull when he is stung by a bee. In this classic tale, it turns out that Ferdinand would much rather smell the flowers than take on the bullfighter.
ISBN 9780448421902
Publisher Grosset and Dunlap (Penguin Putnam), 2000
Leaf, Munro
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Nonsense verse
This book brings new life to five of Edward Lear's best-loved nonsense verses. Zany characters leap across the pages in a colourful, fantasy world, where nothing is quite what it seems and anything is possible.
ISBN 9781851497041
Publisher Antique Collectors Club, 2005
Lear, Edward
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9393
Quangle Wangle's hat, The
The Quangle Wangle Quee is a tree-dwelling creature obscured by an enormous hat. He is lonely, but not for long. One animal after another sees the hat as a possible home in this classic poem.
ISBN 9780749713362
Publisher Egmont Childrens, 1994
Lear, Edward & Oxenbury, Helen (ill)
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Sticky Burr
Sticky Burr is a special burr who lives in Burrwood Forest with all the other burrs. He has lots of adventures, wins through in the end and becomes something of a hero. Through the book, he enlists the aid of a friendly dragonfly and is pursued by a pack of wild dogs whom he outwits.
ISBN 9780763630546
Publisher Candlewick Press, 2007
Lechner, John
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Edie Amelia and the monkey shoe mystery
Edie Amelia Sparks is a neat girl with very messy parents. While checking that her party outfit for her ninth birthday is in order, she discovers that one of her most treasured possessions is missing. As Edie Amelia sets out to solve the mystery, there is lots of fun as she chases a trail that involves her father, a piece of purple paper, a shadowy tall man, exotic settings and lots of food.
ISBN 9780330424189
Publisher Pan MacMillan, 2009
Lee, Sophie & Oxlade, Jonathon (ill)
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Edie Amelia and the Runcible River fever
A mysterious illness, with very strange symptoms, is spreading through Runcible, throwing the townsfolk into a panic. Edie Amelia Sparks, nine year old detective extraordinaire, sets out to investigate. With her new best friend, Cheesy Chompster, and Mr Pants, her French bulldog, Edie begins the hunt for a cure and encounters some rather unusual things along the way.
ISBN 9780330425940
Publisher Pan MacMillan, 2011
Lee, Sophie & Oxlade, Jonathon (ill)
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Lucky lad
Lad is the hero of a hundred tales from many countries rolled into one. He is determined, quick-witted and brave, as well as lucky. His adventures are exciting and magical, and sometimes very funny.
ISBN 9780744569070
Publisher Walker Books, 1999
Leeson, Robert
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Howzat
Kids all over the world play cricket. Follow their game around the globe.
ISBN 9781922077646
Publisher Walker Books, 2014
Lefroy, Mike & Anelli, Liz
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Bamboozled
A girl visits her Grandfather's house. Grandpa pours tea from a watering can and a kangaroos washes the dishes. Lots more funny jokes and odd events happen.
ISBN 9781865045658
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2003
Legge, David
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Hubert and the magic glasses
Sadly, the Able Ants are not the best soccer team in the district and Hubert is not the best player. He loves soccer but his skills are getting worse, not better. Maybe, magic glasses could be the answer.
ISBN 9781921928246
Series Little Rockets series (9 books)
Publisher New Frontier Publishing, 2012
Lemon-Scott, Candice & Spellman, Jo (ill)
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Silver the silly sorcerer
Silver is a struggling sorcerer and after failing his test, he is sent to be a magician in a circus, where he wants to prove himself.
ISBN 9781921928499
Series Little Rockets series (9 books)
Publisher New Frontier Publishing, 2013
Lemon-Scott, Candice & Wolf, Janet (ill)
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Postcards from the town that disappeared
Describes a way of life in the Tasmanian bush in the early 1900s including the pioneering spirit of the people as well as the basic conditions in which they live. Told through letter extracts and illustrations.
ISBN 9780958537612
Publisher Forest Eductaion Foundation Inc. Tas, 2005
Lendis, Celia & John
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Bones
Find out about the incredible hard bits under your skin, your bones, and what you'd look like if you didn't have any. This book tells you where you can find your smallest and biggest bones, why your fingers bend more than your toes, how your bones are held together and how they heal if you break them.
ISBN 9780091893453
Series Little genius series (4 books)
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2006
Lennard, Kate & Gulliksen, Eivind (ill)
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Brains
Find out all about that incredible machine inside your head, your brain. This book tells you what your brain would feel like if you could touch it, which bit of your brain does what, how it remembers things and what it gets up to while you're fast asleep.
ISBN 9780764136702
Series Little genius series (4 books)
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2007
Lennard, Kate & Gulliksen, Eivind (ill)
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Digestion
Find out what happens to your food when you swallow it, what your stomach looks like inside and why it sometimes makes strange noises.
ISBN 9781862307452
Series Little genius series (4 books)
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2009
Lennard, Kate & Gulliksen, Eivind (ill)
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Eyes
Find out all about your eyes and the way they work. This book will also tell you why some creatures have eyes on the sides of their head and what to do if your eyes don't work.
ISBN 9781862307476
Series Little genius series (4 books)
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2009
Lennard, Kate & Gulliksen, Eivind (ill)
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Little genius series
Find out all sorts of interesting information about how your body works. 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 Little genius series (4 books)
Lennard, Kate & Gulliksen, Eivind (ill)
No book cover.
35571

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A is for Australian Animals
Australia is full of the most amazing animals on the planet! What animal has 6 thumbs? What animal produces square poo? What animal is made of 95 per cent water and is highly venomous? Discover the answers to these questions and more in this factastic tour of Australian animals.
ISBN 9781925381009
Publisher Walker Books, 2017
Lessac, Frane
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Are we there yet
Join Grace and her family on their adventurous and, sometimes, funny expedition around Australia. A warm, heartfelt story based on an actual journey undertaken by the award-winning author and illustrator, Alison Lester.
ISBN 9780670880676
Publisher Penguin, 2004
Lester, Alison
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Ernie dances to the didgeridoo
Ernie is going to live in the Australian Outback for a year. He is going to write a postcard during each season. Lots of lovely pictures and fun.
ISBN 9780618104420
Publisher Hodder Headline Australia Pty Ltd, 2001
Lester, Alison
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Running with the horses
Set during the second World War in Vienna at the Spanish Riding School famous for their Lipizzaners - the dancing white horses. Nina and her father must help the last of the horses flee the city. Nina's faith in an extraordinary old horse makes this an unforgettable story of courage, adventure and friendship.
ISBN 9780670868339
Publisher Viking Children's, 2009
Lester, Alison
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Sophie Scott goes south
Sophie Scott is only nine years old but she's going to Antarctica on an icebreaker with her dad, the ship's captain. During the voyage to Mawson Station and back, Sophie keeps a diary. She makes new friends, wonders at the southern lights and even becomes stranded in a blizzard.
ISBN 9780670880683
Publisher Puffin Australia, 2012
Lester, Alison
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Circus pony, The
When Bonnie and Sam find a fabulous picture of a girl balancing on a horse, they decide to enter the local Talent Night with some trick riding of their own. They decide that Tricky and Bonnie will make the perfect team. When they find out that animals are not allowed in the talent night. it seems like the end of their dream.
ISBN 9781741148879
Series Bonnie and Sam series (2 of 4)
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2007
Lester, Alison & Harvey, Roland (ill)
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Racing the tide
Bonnie and Sam have a great summer adventure with the horses, mustering sheep for Bon's Aunty and Uncle along the coast. They unexpectedly find themselves caught up with some poachers who are illegally fishing abalone in Whale Bay.
ISBN 9781741148886
Series Bonnie and Sam series (3 of 4)
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2008
Lester, Alison & Harvey, Roland (ill)
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Saving Mr Pinto
It's time for the Royal Show and Bonnie and Sam are going to help their riding teacher get ready for a big competition. There's so much to do and remember but everything changes when the girls stumble across a sad, starving pony in a backyard near the showgrounds.
ISBN 9781741148893
Series Bonnie and Sam series (4 of 4)
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2008
Lester, Alison & Harvey, Roland (ill)
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Shadow brumby, The
Best friends, Bonnie and Sam, love horses. They ride nearly every day and have the best adventures. Sometimes, in the mountains, Bonnnie and Sam catch a glimpse of the wild bush horses, the brumbies.
ISBN 9781741148909
Series Bonnie and Sam series (1 of 4)
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2007
Lester, Alison & Harvey, Roland (ill)
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Our island
Our island lies beneath a big blue sky, surrounded by the turquoise sea. Turtles glide through the clear salt water and dugongs graze on banks of seagrass.
ISBN 9780670077687
Publisher Viking Children's, 2014
Lester, Alison; Honey, Elizabeth & the Gununa children
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Ida, always
Gus lives in a big park in the middle of an even bigger city, and he spends his days with Ida. Ida is right there. Always. Then one sad day, Gus learns that Ida is very sick, and she isn't going to get better. The friends help each other face the difficult news with whispers, sniffles, cuddles, and even laughs. Slowly Gus realises that even after Ida is gone, she will still be with him- through the sounds of their city, and the memories that live in their favourite spots.
ISBN 9781742761909
Publisher Koala Books, 2017
Levis, Caron & Santoso, Charles
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Gloria's voice
Gloria Steinem is known as a leader of the feminist movement and a trailblazer who fights for equality for all people. This unofficial biography for young readers tells her story, from being a young girl with big dreams to her inspiring travels in India to the launch of Ms. (a magazine), which gave women a voice. Gloria's message of believing in yourself and following your dreams will inspire a whole new generation.
ISBN 9781454926665
Publisher Sterling Publishing Co, 2018
Topics / Biography /
Lewis, Aura
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Beachmaster, The
A bull seal loses his dominion as beachmaster over his section of beach and takes on a nearby car park, falling for a Morris Minor car. Whimsical story set in New Zealand, with lots of factual information about seals and their habits.
ISBN 9781869484286
Publisher Reed Publishing, 2006
Liddell, Carmel & Potter, Bruce (ill)
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Nelly Jelly and the magnificent tree
There is only one thing that Nelly dislikes more than jelly and that's heights. In fact, she is terrified of high places. But when she has to climb the magnificent tree to rescue her younger sister's doll, Nelly has to not only face her greatest fear but a series of soggy, squishy and sticky things.
ISBN 9781925563184
Publisher Wombat Books, 2017
Limbrick, Lisa & Trappel, Jemima (ill)
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Tom Topp and the great adventure swap
Tom Topp has great plans for the weekend. His three older brothers are all doing really cool things, ice-skating, water skiing and hiking. The problem is choosing which one of them to go with. Actually, that's not the problem. Tom has broken a leg so he can't go with any of his brothers. Instead, Tom gets to go shopping with his mother where the most embarrassing things start to happen. Worst of all, he's stuck in an old wheelchair that smells like rotten eggs.
ISBN 9781925139754
Publisher Wombat Books, 2016
Limbrick, Lisa & Trappel, Jemima (ill)
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Hoozles: Big parade, The
Everyone's excited about the wonderful Summertown Parade. But, the town's Mayor has disappeared so the parade might not happen. Is Croc the naughty Hoozle behind the trouble? And, can Willow and friends find the mayor in time for everyone to enjoy the special day?
ISBN 9780571248063
Series The Hoozles series (4 of 4)
Publisher Faber & Faber, 2010
Little, Jessie & Dann, Penny (ill)
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Hoozles: My magical teddy
While their parents are abroad for work, Willow and her brother Freddie are excited to be sent to the seaside village of Summertown to live with their Auntie Suzy. Aunt Suzy is a toymaker who owns the best toy shop in the world, full of all kinds of wonders. But, her best toys by far are the Hoozles, individually made for each child who wants one. Willow is about to discover that there is something very special about the Hoozles: something magical.
ISBN 9780571247912
Series The Hoozles series (1 of 4)
Publisher Faber & Faber, 2010
Little, Jessie & Dann, Penny (ill)
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Hoozles: Naughty croc, The
When Jack comes to Aunt Suzy's special toy shop looking for a friend, Willow and Freddie know just what he needs, a Hoozle. But, soon, Croc the naughty Hoozle is making trouble for everyone.
ISBN 9780571248049
Series The Hoozles series (2 of 4)
Publisher Faber & Faber, 2010
Little, Jessie & Dann, Penny (ill)
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Hoozles: Penguin problem, The
Grouchy the penguin Hoozle is feeling poorly and naughty Croc is causing trouble all over Summertown. Willow and her Hoozle pals must help Grouchy get better before Croc makes things much worse.
ISBN 9780571248056
Series The Hoozles series (3 of 4)
Publisher Faber & Faber, 2010
Little, Jessie & Dann, Penny (ill)
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The Hoozles 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 Hoozles series (4 books)
Little, Jessie & Dann, Penny (ill)
No book cover.
15426
Mark of the Wagarl, The
The story tells of the travels and responsibilities of Wagarl, the big boss of all snakes, and how he keeps the waterways clean in Noongar country.
ISBN 9781875641970
Publisher Magabala Books, 2004
Little, Lorna & Lyndon, Janice (ill)
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Pepi sings a new song
Every night while his human, Peter, studies the stars, Pepi the parrot sings a special space song. Pepi loves singing but he's getting a little tired of space. So, one day, he decides to step out into the neighbourhood to find some new things to sing about.
ISBN 9781416991380
Publisher Simon & Schuster, 2010
Ljungkvist, Laura
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Caves
An introduction to how sea and underground caves are made and the unusual rock formations and animal life that are found in them.
ISBN 9781588109682
Publisher Heinemann, 2002
Llewellyn, Claire
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9492
Volcanoes
An introduction to volcanoes and how they work, describing their formation, the destructive forces and benefits of them.
ISBN 9780431023762
Publisher Heinemann, 2000
Llewellyn, Claire
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What are Coral reefs
An introduction to the formation, location, and types of coral reefs, as well as threats to them and efforts to preserve them.
ISBN 9780431023755
Publisher Heinemann, 2000
Llewellyn, Claire
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9494
Earthworms
One of the Minibeasts series, describing the physical characteristics, behaviour and habitat of the earthworm.
ISBN 9780531146514
Publisher Watts Publishing Group, 2002
Llewellyn, Claire & Watts, Barrie
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9495
Spiders
One of the Minibeasts series, describing the physical characteristics, behaviour and habitat of spiders.
ISBN 9780531146521
Publisher Watts Publishing Group, 2002
Llewellyn, Claire & Watts, Barrie
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9496
Splish, Splosh, why do we wash
An appealing investigation into simple science treating concepts that include wave action, soap, buoyancy, water temperature and mirrors.
ISBN 9780753404263
Publisher Kingfisher, 2000
Lobb, Janice
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Ready, steady, grow
From sowing to harvesting, you can grow all kinds of plants, fruits and vegetables, from tasty tomatoes to pet-friendly plants. You don't even need a garden.
ISBN 9781740337717
Publisher Dorling Kindersley, 2010
Lock, Deborah (ed)
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Ziba came on a boat
A moving story about a little girl whose family has lost almost everything. Ziba, her mother, and other women and children from a tiny village escape the approaching war in Afghanistan to travel in an overcrowded fishing boat to a new life and freedom.
ISBN 9780670028610
Publisher Viking UK, 2007
Lofthouse, Liz & Ingpen, Robert (ill)
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Bat and the crocodile, The
This story comes from the Aboriginal people at Warmun (Turkey Creek) in Western Australia. It was told in the Kija language. Describes why bats now live in caves because of the killing of a fellow creature.
ISBN 9781865046273
Series Aboriginal Stories (8 books)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2004
Lofts, Pamela (comp) & Dolumyu, Jack (teller)
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Warnayarra the rainbow snake
One of a series of Aboriginal stories about animals and birds. Describes the power of the Warnayarra in unleashing a tremendous thunderstorm.
ISBN 9781865046235
Series Aboriginal Stories (8 books)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2004
Lofts, Pamela (comp) & Lajamanu School (teller)
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How the kangaroos got their tails
Told by George Lirrmiyarri of the Kija people to children living in Warmun, Western Australia. One of a series of Aboriginal stories about animals and birds. A battle of wits, between a hills kangaroo and a plains kangaroo over some bush honey, leads to an interesting outcome.
ISBN 9781865046259
Series Aboriginal Stories (8 books)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2004
Lofts, Pamela (comp) & Lirrmiyarri, George (teller)
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Dunbi the owl
Based on the story told by Daisy Utemorrah of the Worora people to children living in Derby, Western Australia. One of a series of Aboriginal stories about animals and birds. Dunbi the owl is discovered in a tree by some children who soon learn the consequences of mistreating him.
ISBN 9781865046266
Series Aboriginal Stories (8 books)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2004
Lofts, Pamela (comp) & Utemorrah, Daisy (teller)
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15337
Eyes of gray wolf, The
Gray Wolf loses his mate and finds a new one during a winter of survival.
ISBN 9780811841412
Publisher Chronicle Books, 2004
London, Jonathan & Van Zyle, Jon
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2848
Football high: Face-off
Nick has proven himself by helping the Cannons through the early rounds of the State Cup. Now that his talented rival, Kane Kruger, is at a different school and a sports agent is checking out Nick's talent on the field, his dream of playing professional football, like his superstar dad, looks a lot closer. If only the rest of high school was as easy. The National School of Football has a strict 'no pass, no play' rule and when Nick fails History, he is in danger of being thrown out of the Cannons altogether.
ISBN 9781925324549
Series Football high series (4 books)
Publisher Penguin Books Australia, 2016
Loughlin, Patrick
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Football high: Fire up
At the National School of Football, Nick has made the rep squad and is play maker for the Cannons. However, living in the shadow of his famous footballer father hasn't become any easier, especially since Nick is struggling to keep a secret from everyone at school. With rival Kane Kruger stirring Nick at every opportunity, the truth looks set to be exposed, along with his cool, his cred and his footballing ability. To top it off, there's also the little problem of girls. Grace won't give Nick the time of day and Lexi won't leave him alone.
ISBN 9781925324525
Series Football high series (4 books)
Publisher Random House Children's Books, 2016
Loughlin, Patrick
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Football high: Glory bound
After winning the State Cup, Nick and his team are off to Western Australia to compete in the National Junior Schoolboys Championship. Nick gains a new rival in the tough-talking Jayden. But, there are other things on his mind. Nick's been offered the opportunity to trial with the Arsenal Youth Academy. It could be the chance of a lifetime but it will mean leaving his friends and moving to England to live with his football legend dad. When Nick's teammates find out, they're not impressed, especially his best mate, Bazzo.
ISBN 9781925324563
Series Football high series (4 books)
Publisher Penguin Books Australia, 2016
Loughlin, Patrick
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Football high: Young gun
Twelve year old Nick dreams about football and his dreams are big. When he wins a scholarship to the prestigious National School of Football, Nick's dreams look set to come true. He figures his time at the NSF will be unforgettable. But, when word gets out that his dad is a former Socceroo and Arsenal star, Nick's prediction comes true in the worst possible way. All eyes are now on him.
ISBN 9781925324501
Series Football high series (4 books)
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2016
Loughlin, Patrick
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155331
Viking
Contains fascinating factual information about vikings with plenty of descriptions and images.
ISBN 9780756642204
Series Eyewonder series (22 books)
Publisher Dorling Kindersley, 2009
Love, Carrie & Mack, Lorrie
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Julian is a mermaid
While riding the subway home with his Nana one day, Julian notices three women spectacularly dressed up. Their hair billows in brilliant hues, their dresses end in fishtails, and their joy fills the train carriage. When Julian gets home, daydreaming of the magic he's seen, all he can think about is dressing up just like the ladies and making his own fabulous mermaid costume. But what will Nana think about the mess he makes - and even more importantly - what will she think about how Julian sees himself?
ISBN 9781406380637
Publisher Walker Books, 2018
Love, Jessica
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Nutmeg
Nutmeg lives a very dull life with her old Uncle Nicodemus and Cousin Nesbitt. They eat nothing but cardboard for breakfast, string for lunch and sawdust for supper. Then, when Nutmeg meets a genie who gives her a magic wooden spoon, her life changes.
ISBN 9781842705636
Publisher Andersen Press Ltd, 2008
Lucas, David
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Robot and the bluebird, The
There was once a robot with a broken heart, good for nothing and expiring slowly on a scrap heap. Then, one winter's day, a migrating bluebird lands on his shoulder, too exhausted to go any further.
ISBN 9781842707326
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2008
Lucas, David
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Crooked Mick
Crooked Mick can do anything, even ride lighning bolts bareback. There's no-one else like him in the Outback. And, he can turn up anywhere, at any time.
ISBN 9781862918153
Series Mates - great Australian yarns series (27 books)
Publisher Omnibus Books, 2010
Luckett, Dave & Joyner, Andrew (ill)
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Adventures of Riley series
Riley has lots of adventures that involve saving animals. 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 Adventures of Riley series (8 books)
Lumry, Amanda & Hurwitz, Laura (ill)
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14101
Adventures of Riley: dolphins in danger
Riley travels to the South Pacific island of Moorea with his Uncle Max, Aunt Martha and Cousin Alice. Their mission is to study spinner dolphins and enjoy swimming, having surfing lessons and close encounters with humpback whales. When several dolphins become trapped in a local lagoon, Riley may not realise that he holds the key to their survival.
ISBN 9780545068406
Series Adventures of Riley series (8 books)
Publisher Scholastic US, 2010
Lumry, Amanda & Hurwitz, Laura (ill)
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Adventures of Riley: outback odyssey
Riley, his cousin Alice, Aunt Martha and Uncle Max visit the Australian outback to research the local koala population, suffering due to drought, bushfires and farming in its natural habitat. While staying at a working sheep station, they see lots of native animals and Riley saves the sheep from a wild dingo. Scientists appearing in small portraits provide factual information about koalas and their habitat.
ISBN 9780545068451
Series Adventures of Riley series (8 books)
Publisher Scholastic US, 2009
Topics / Endangered species /
Lumry, Amanda & Hurwitz, Laura (ill)
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24101
Adventures of Riley: polar bear puzzle
Riley and family fly north to Canada, to watch polar bears. There's just one problem: no ice. For polar bears, no ice means no seals, and without food, the bears can quickly become hungry, weak, and dangerous.
ISBN 9780545068383
Series Adventures of Riley series (8 books)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2010
Lumry, Amanda & Hurwitz, Laura (ill)
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2844
Adventures of Riley: project panda
Riley, who is nine, receives a call for help from his Uncle Max a globe-trotting, research scientist. This time they must find a missing panda in the Jiuzhaigou Valley, twelve hundred kilometres west of Beijing, China. Scientists appearing in small portraits provide factual information about pandas and their habitat.
ISBN 9780545068284
Series Adventures of Riley series (8 books)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2008
Topics / Endangered species /
Lumry, Amanda & Hurwitz, Laura (ill)
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Adventures of Riley: riddle of the reef
Journey to Australia's Great Barrier Reef with Riley and his family as they see what's up down under. Large areas of the coral reef are dying and they need to find out why. Joined by Wyland, world-renowned marine artist and conservationist, the crew faces giant starfish, great white sharks and even poachers in their search for answers.
ISBN 9780545068475
Series Adventures of Riley series (8 books)
Publisher Scholastic US, 2009
Lumry, Amanda & Hurwitz, Laura (ill)
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2891
Adventures of Riley: safari in South Africa
Riley embarks on an expedition with his aunt, his cousin and his Uncle Max to track animals in South Africa. Scientists appearing in small portraits provide factual information about animals native to South Africa and their habitat.
ISBN 9780545068260
Series Adventures of Riley series (8 books)
Publisher Scholastic US, 2009
Lumry, Amanda & Hurwitz, Laura (ill)
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Adventures of Riley: South Pole penguins
Riley joins Uncle Max on a voyage to the South Pole to find out if the penguins of Antarctica are getting their fill of krill, or whether climate change has reshaped the food web. Home to whales, seals, penguins and most of the world's ice, Antarctica is the coldest place on Earth. Riley learns valuable lessons about survival and cooperation.
ISBN 9780545068369
Series Adventures of Riley series (8 books)
Publisher Scholastic US, 2009
Lumry, Amanda & Hurwitz, Laura (ill)
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Adventures of Riley: tigers in Terai
Riley journeys to the Terai Arc region of India and Nepal in search of the elusive Bengal tiger. Riley's research leads to exciting encounters with some weird and wild animals, such as an Asian rhino and a king cobra, and a better understanding of the local culture.
ISBN 9780545068420
Series Adventures of Riley series (8 books)
Publisher Scholastic US, 2009
Lumry, Amanda & Hurwitz, Laura (ill)
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Over the hill and around the bend with granny and Bert and me
A tall story full of cheerful nonsense with gaps in the text interpreted in hilarious ways by the illustrations. Going to the shop with Granny turns out to be much more exciting than you could possibly imagine.
ISBN 9781865042459
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2000
Lunn, Helen & Miller, David
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537
27th annual African hippopotamus race
Go behind the scenes as eight year old Edward, the hippopotamus, trains for the greatest swimming marathon of all.
ISBN 9780140309911
Publisher Puffin Australia, 1985
Lurie, Morris
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Big cats
Factual information about the big cat family with plenty of descriptions and images.
ISBN 9781405308786
Series Eyewonder series (22 books)
Publisher Dorling Kindersley, 2005
Lyon, Derek & Ling, Mary
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