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475
Wrinkle in time, A
Meg, her brother, Charles, and Calvin, their best friend, search for Meg's scientist father. An unearthly visitor takes them on a fantastic voyage to rescue him.
ISBN 9780440498056
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 1998
L'Engle, Madeleine
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12620

New
Tracy Lacy is completely coo-coo bananas
I'm absolutely certain, well pretty sure, probably about 99.7% sure, that I maybe, nearly, might actually get through high school like a normal person. Follow the comedic horror of Tracy Lacy's discovery that her perfect plan for being normal is ruined, and the hilarious list of things to fix about herself, as she counts down the days to the start of high school. Is Tracy going to be able to overcome her completely coo-coo bananas-ness?
ISBN 9781760279820
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2016
Lacy, Tania & McDonald, Danielle (ill)
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4983
1836 Do you dare: Fighting bones
In 1836, Irish brothers, Danny and Declan Sheehan, are inmates at Tasmania's Point Puer prison for convict boys. When tragedy strikes and the prison bully is on the rampage, escape is the brothers only chance to survive.
ISBN 9780143307556
Series Do you dare (6 books)
Publisher Penguin Books Australia, 2014
Laguna, S
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34036
Friend for Grace, A
In 1808, Grace and Hannah, are on board the ship, Indispensable, on their way to New South Wales. The girls wonder what their new place will be like. They hear the convict women saying there are giant rats and other strange animals there. When sickness strikes the ship, it seems unlikely that anyone will survive to reach the shores of the new land.
ISBN 9780143305293
Series Our Australian girl series (44 books)
Publisher Puffin Australia, 2011
Laguna, Sofie & Masciullo, Lucia (ill)
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15937
Home for Grace, A
It's 1808 and Grace loves caring for baby, Alice, and working with her mistress, Beth, on the property at Rose Hill. Grace tries so hard to be a good servant but still her master doesn't trust her. Grace thinks he blames her for what happened to his beloved horse. It's injured and growing sicker every day. Grace wants to do something to help but she doesn't know who to turn to.
ISBN 9780143305316
Series Our Australian girl series (44 books)
Publisher Puffin Australia, 2011
Laguna, Sofie & Masciullo, Lucia (ill)
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56280
Meet Grace
In 1808, orphaned, London street urchin, Grace, steals three apples to feed a poor, abused workhorse. When her theft is discovered, Grace is sentenced and transported by ship to Australia. She befriends Hannah and the two girls begin new lives, sailing towards a new land.
ISBN 9780143305286
Series Our Australian girl series (44 books)
Publisher Puffin Australia, 2011
Laguna, Sofie & Masciullo, Lucia (ill)
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23951
Grace and Glory
It's 1808 and Grace has arrived at a bark hut on the edge of a river to start her life as a servant. But, even though she tries hard, nothing Grace does for her new master ever seems right, especially if it involves Glory, his beloved horse. When the master goes away and leaves Grace in charge, she is tested when she has to save her mistress from danger.
ISBN 9780143305309
Series Our Australian girl series (44 books)
Publisher Puffin Australia, 2011
Laguna, Sofie & Masciullo, Lucia (ill)
No book cover.
8008
Stephen's music
When Stephen first hears the sound of the flute his whole world changes. He knows he must have one in his life but he must convince his parents first.
ISBN 9780734410160
Publisher Lothian Books, 2007
Laguna, Sofie & Pignataro, Anna
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42446
Listener, The
When Gavin arrives at his grandmother's house, she is nowhere to be found. Thoughts of the football match he is missing and seeing his mates seem insignificant as he realises that he has to find her and soon. Heavy snow is falling and it is getting dark. A trail of footsteps in the snow provides a vital clue and help comes in an unexpected way.
ISBN 9781408122358
Series Colour graffix series (4 books)
Publisher A & C Black, 2010
Laird, Elizabeth & Hazelwood, Pauline (ill)
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400
Tales from Shakespeare
Prose adaptations of twenty of Shakespeare's works written especially for children.
ISBN 9780140366778
Publisher Penguin, 1994
Lamb, Charles & Mary
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36932
London: everything you ever wanted to know
This is not a guidebook. And it is definitely 'not-for-parents'. It is the real, inside story about one of the world's most famous cities - London. In this book you'll read fascinating tales about famous and infamous people, creepy underground places, dark history and strange characters galore. Check out cool stories about graffiti artists and murdering princes. You'll find royalty, punks and sleuths and some amazingly weird food.
ISBN 9781742204994
Series Not-for-parents series (8 books)
Publisher Lonely Planet Publications, 2011
Lamprell, Klay
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41242
New York City: everything you ever wanted to know
In this book you'll read fascinating stories about towering skyscrapers and deep subways and the Yankees loudest fans. This book shows you a New York your parents probably don't even know about.
ISBN 9781742204970
Series Not-for-parents series (8 books)
Publisher Lonely Planet Publications, 2011
Lamprell, Klay
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4105
Paris: everything you ever wanted to know
You will read fascinating tales about creepy gargoyles, ghostly railway stations, huge castles and amazingly pampered pets. You'll find cyclists, junk collectors and musicians, and snails on the menu for dinner.
ISBN 9781742205007
Series Not-for-parents series (8 books)
Publisher Lonely Planet Publications, 2011
Lamprell, Klay
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36933
Rome: everything you ever wanted to know
Find out all you need to know about Rome.
ISBN 9781742204987
Series Not-for-parents series (8 books)
Publisher Lonely Planet Publications, 2011
Lamprell, Klay
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21766
Blood hound
The wife of anchorman Dermot O'Flannery dies during a bungled burglary and the killer is never caught. Poppy and Graham are dog walking for her neighbour when a malicious prank is played on their fellow dog walkers, Poppy and Graham find themselves crossing paths with Dermot O'Flannery, with lethal consequences.
ISBN 9781406328974
Series Poppy Fields series (9 books)
Publisher Walker Books, 2011
Landman, Tanya
No book cover.
43970
Certain death
When the circus comes to town, Poppy Fields and best friend Graham, soon discover that the certain death promised on the posters is no joke. With one person dead and the circus performers still in grave danger, the pair will have to work fast to discover who's firing the shots.
ISBN 9781406323726
Series Poppy Fields series (9 books)
Publisher Wakefield Press, 2010
Landman, Tanya
No book cover.
93276
Dead funny
I was dead excited about my first trip to America. But, then, people started getting themselves killed in really weird ways. Nothing made sense until Graham and I investigated, then the murders seemed to tie together as neatly as a string of sausages. A little too neatly.
ISBN 9781406314618
Series Poppy Fields series (9 books)
Publisher Walker Books, 2009
Landman, Tanya
No book cover.
68725
Dying to be famous
Poppy Fields and her best friend, Graham, are astonished to be given parts in a musical production of The Wizard of Oz. Even more astonishing is the series of murders that occurs at the theatre, targeting the leading lady. When Poppy and Graham investigate, little do they know that they are next on the murderer's list.
ISBN 9781406314625
Series Poppy Fields series (9 books)
Publisher Walker Books, 2010
Landman, Tanya
No book cover.
68721
Head is dead, The
When Poppy Fields and her best friend, Graham, design a murder mystery trail for the school fete, it's supposed to be a bit of fun by choosing the head teacher to be the corpse at the end. But, when the first person to finish discovers that the head really is dead, Poppy and Graham set out on a real life murder trail.
ISBN 9781406314632
Series Poppy Fields series (9 books)
Publisher Walker Books, 2010
Landman, Tanya
No book cover.
26174
Love him to death
When Poppy and Graham are whisked off to a Greek island to watch musician Bill Strummer marry in the celebrity wedding of the year, they are expecting sun, sea and a hint of scandal. But, things begin to turn sour when Bill's distressed, former wife turns up, claiming that he still loves her. Then, wedding guests start to die of supposedly natural causes, and Poppy and Graham are forced to investigate.
ISBN 9781406328653
Series Poppy Fields series (9 books)
Publisher Walker Books, 2011
Landman, Tanya
No book cover.
36844
Mondays are murder
When Poppy Fields goes on an activity holiday to a remote Scottish island, she is looking forward to a week of climbing, hill-walking and horse riding. But, things take a bad turn when their instructor has a fatal abseiling accident. When Poppy discovers that his rope was cut, and then more instructors start to have accidents, she and best friend, Graham, suspect foul play and investigate.
ISBN 9781406314601
Series Poppy Fields series (9 books)
Publisher Walker Books, 2009
Landman, Tanya
No book cover.
6472
Poison pen
Poppy and Graham volunteer to be student ambassadors at the Good Reads Festival. They think it will be an opportunity to meet some popular authors but they have no idea how competitive the literary world is. A series of anonymous threats and mysterious accidents lead the pair to believe that someone at the festival is not who they appear to be.
ISBN 9781406328615
Series Poppy Fields series (9 books)
Publisher Walker Books, 2010
Landman, Tanya
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Poppy Fields 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 Poppy Fields series (9 books)
Landman, Tanya
No book cover.
4235
Scent of blood, The
When Poppy Fields and her best friend, Graham, go on a weekend trip to the zoo, it soon becomes apparent that the staff there are not happy. Then, one of them suddenly dies. Then another and another. Someone's using the animals to do their dirty work for them and the results are not pretty. The intrepid pair must uncover the murderer before they, too, become dead meat.
ISBN 9781406323719
Series Poppy Fields series (9 books)
Publisher Walker Books, 2010
Landman, Tanya
No book cover.
20989
Crime and detection
Throughout history, there have been criminals notorious for their crimes and judges famous for upholding the law. Detecting crimes has become more efficient since the development of forensic science. See how traces of blood, dirt or skin, and strands of hair or fibres have led to the identification of a criminal.
ISBN 9780756613860
Series Eyewitness series (36 books)
Publisher Dorling Kindersley, 2005
Topics / STEM /
Lane, Brian & Buller, Laura
No book cover.
109826
Medieval life
Learn about life in a monastery, discover why people wore pilgrim badges, why mystery plays were performed and how apprentices learned their trade. Excellent photographs and thoroughly researched information are presented in clear and concise, easy-to-digest snippets.
ISBN 9780751347470
Series Eyewitness series (36 books)
Publisher Dorling Kindersley, 2002
Langley, Andrew
No book cover.
12637
Navigators: Rainforest
Journey from the forest floor right up into the emergent layers of the rainforest, home to the most diverse and exciting range of wildlife on the planet. Find out where the rainforests are located, what makes them so special, who lives there and how we can protect their future. Meet the creatures that are unique to these environments, and see them in action.
ISBN 9780753464304
Series Navigators series (16 books)
Publisher Kingfisher, 2010
Topics / Endangered species /
Langley, Andrew
No book cover.
Zac Power and Zac Power Extreme missions 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 Zac Power and Zac Power Extreme missions series (30 books)
Larry, H I
No book cover.
70106
Zac Power extreme mission: Dark tower
The second piece of the evil IRIS is hidden deep in a dangerous forest. Zac has to battle an army of androids, but there are more surprises in store.
ISBN 9781921564062
Series Zac Power and Zac Power Extreme missions series (30 books)
Publisher Hardie Grant Egmont, 2009
Larry, H I
No book cover.
70109
Zac Power extreme mission: ice patrol
Zac is so close to saving the world from the super-weapon IRIS, just two more pieces to go. But he'l never guess what's waiting for him in a freezing, isolated mountain village.
ISBN 9781921564079
Series Zac Power and Zac Power Extreme missions series (30 books)
Publisher Hardie Grant Egmont, 2009
Larry, H I
No book cover.
8564
Zac power extreme mission: Sand storm
Zac Power is on a race around the world. He has to find the four parts of a mysterious gadget called IRIS. But what is IRIS, and why was it hidden.
ISBN 9781921564055
Series Zac Power and Zac Power Extreme missions series (30 books)
Publisher Hardie Grant Egmont, 2009
Larry, H I
No book cover.
80341
Zac Power extreme mission: Water blaster
Can Zac Power save his family and beat his enemies to the last piece of IRIS. The whole world is at stake, and it all comes down to Zac.
ISBN 9781921564086
Series Zac Power and Zac Power Extreme missions series (30 books)
Publisher Hardie Grant Egmont, 2009
Larry, H I
No book cover.
734
Zac Power: blockbuster
Zac is invited to Hollywood for a top movie premier, where his mission is to work out what ThoughtVision is and find a prototype.
ISBN 9781921288203
Series Zac Power and Zac Power Extreme missions series (9 of 30)
Publisher Hardie Grant Egmont, 2007
Larry, H I
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57619
Zac Power: boot camp
Zac is pleased when he is pulled out of maths class to go on a spy Boot Camp. When a top GIB spy goes missing Zac faces his biggest test so far.
ISBN 9781921288371
Series Zac Power and Zac Power Extreme missions series (15 of 30)
Publisher Hardie Grant Egmont, 2008
Larry, H I
No book cover.
1061
Zac Power: close shave
Zac's favourite hair gel has been spiked with a hair-removing ingredient. The only antidote is being held for ransom. If Zac can't find the culprits, the entire town, includig Zac himself, will be bald within a day. No-one messes with Zac's hair. This time, it's personal.
ISBN 9781921502224
Series Zac Power and Zac Power Extreme missions series (19 of 30)
Publisher Hardie Grant Egmont, 2009
Larry, H I
No book cover.
495
Zac Power: deep waters
Zac Power's next mission is on the bottom of one of the deepest, darkest oceans in the world. It's a seabed so deep that no submarine could ever get down there.
ISBN 9781921098505
Series Zac Power and Zac Power Extreme missions series (2 of 30)
Publisher Hardie Grant Egmont, 2006
Larry, H I
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32255
Zac Power: fossil fury
Dr Drastic is claiming he's cloned a dinosaur. Can Zac escape the flesh-eating plants in Drastic's BioDome to find out the truth.
ISBN 9781921564734
Series Zac Power and Zac Power Extreme missions series (24 of 30)
Publisher Hardie Grant Egmont, 2010
Larry, H I
No book cover.
26786
Zac Power: foul play
BIG have infiltrated a soccer team in the grand final. Zac is a great soccer player, but is he good enough to stop BIG from cheating their way to the prize money.
ISBN 9781921564321
Series Zac Power and Zac Power Extreme missions series (23 of 30)
Publisher Hardie Grant Egmont, 2009
Larry, H I
No book cover.
523
Zac Power: frozen fear
Zac is sent to the Great Icy Pole to discover who is attacking the world's petrol tankers. It's a freezing, scary place. The area is so remote, if Zac misses his helicopter ride back, he'll be stuck there all winter.
ISBN 9781921098628
Series Zac Power and Zac Power Extreme missions series (4 of 30)
Publisher Hardie Grant Egmont, 2006
Larry, H I
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729
Zac Power: high risk
Zac travels to a kingdom which allows no cool spy gadgets. How will he manage to save the kidnapped Prince without modern technology?
ISBN 9781921288494
Series Zac Power and Zac Power Extreme missions series (11 of 30)
Publisher Hardie Grant Egmont, 2007
Larry, H I
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77067
Zac Power: horror house
When the power goes out all over town, Zac's SpyPad intercepts a message. The address in the message leads him to a creepy house that's full of surprises.
ISBN 9781921502217
Series Zac Power and Zac Power Extreme missions series (18 of 30)
Publisher Hardie Grant Egmont, 2009
Larry, H I
No book cover.
41775
Zac Power: lunar strike
Zac is rocketed into outer space to stop the theft of the proceeds from a big, charity, rock concert. He is almost undone by enemy agents who give him a complete makeover. Zac wins the day with the help of his family pet rat, Cipher.
ISBN 9781921288043
Series Zac Power and Zac Power Extreme missions series (7 of 30)
Publisher Hardie Grant Egmont, 2007
Larry, H I
No book cover.
522
Zac Power: mind games
Super-smart hackers are attacking the software that protects a powerful satellite, WorldEye. Zac is lead to Bladesville, a huge city where all the latest games and gadgets are developed. Zac will need to track down the hackers and outsmart them.
ISBN 9781921098567
Series Zac Power and Zac Power Extreme missions series (3 of 30)
Publisher Hardie Grant Egmont, 2006
Larry, H I
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524
Zac Power: night raid
Someone has been stealing large amounts of gold bars from the world's most secure bank vault. Zac will try to find out who it is and stop them getting the gold out of the country.
ISBN 9781921098758
Series Zac Power and Zac Power Extreme missions series (6 of 30)
Publisher Hardie Grant Egmont, 2006
Larry, H I
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10223
Zac Power: overdrive
It should be the coolest mission ever. Zac is going to a car race to spy on a team who have the fastest car in the world. But, GIB suspects the car will be used as a getaway car in a crime. Zac has the need for speed on this mission.
ISBN 9781921564109
Series Zac Power and Zac Power Extreme missions series (21 of 30)
Publisher Hardie Grant Egmont, 2009
Larry, H I
No book cover.
521
Zac Power: poison island
Zac Power is a cool twelve year old, secret government agent. He is on a mission to secure the formula for solution X from an evil scientist.
ISBN 9781921098444
Series Zac Power and Zac Power Extreme missions series (1 of 30)
Publisher Hardie Grant Egmont, 2006
Larry, H I
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6142
Zac Power: river rampage
Someone has hacked into GIB's satellite. Can Zac get past the dangerous white rapids and a massive waterfall before GIB secrets are leaked to the world.
ISBN 9781921564338
Series Zac Power and Zac Power Extreme missions series (22 of 30)
Publisher Hardie Grant Egmont, 2009
Larry, H I
No book cover.
155858
Zac Power: shipwreck
Zac is sent to the Black Triangle in search of a missing GIB agent. This mysterious patch of ocean is full of shipwrecks. Zac must find the missing agent before the Black Triangle claims him as its newest victim.
ISBN 9781921502941
Series Zac Power and Zac Power Extreme missions series (20 of 30)
Publisher Hardie Grant Egmont, 2009
Larry, H I
No book cover.
39889
Zac Power: shock music
Has Zac's favourite band turned evil. Zac will have to use all his awesome rock star skills to work out what's going on.
ISBN 9781921690020
Series Zac Power and Zac Power Extreme missions series (25 of 30)
Publisher Hardie Grant Egmont, 2010
Larry, H I
No book cover.
733
Zac Power: shockwave
Zac has twenty-four hours to find the purple diamond LaserBlaster and it's evil creator before it destroys all mobile phone networks across the world.
ISBN 9781921288487
Series Zac Power and Zac Power Extreme missions series (10 of 30)
Publisher Hardie Grant Egmont, 2007
Larry, H I
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42287
Zac Power: sky high
Zac Power blasts of into the sky to find where the top-secret technology that was stolen is being hidden.
ISBN 9781921417610
Series Zac Power and Zac Power Extreme missions series (13 of 30)
Publisher Hardie Grant Egmont, 2008
Larry, H I
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2205
Zac Power: sudden drop
Enemies hijack a secret water supply and Zac Power faces another dangerous mission.
ISBN 9781921288050
Series Zac Power and Zac Power Extreme missions series (8 of 30)
Publisher Hardie Grant Egmont, 2007
Larry, H I
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54526
Zac Power: swamp race
Zac has to find top-secret blueprints before his enemy does. Trouble is, they are hidden in the middle of the Murky Swamp.
ISBN 9781921502194
Series Zac Power and Zac Power Extreme missions series (16 of 30)
Publisher Hardie Grant Egmont, 2008
Larry, H I
No book cover.
151265
Zac Power: thrill ride
There's a sinister invention at Shark Park that's about to be unleashed. Zac's spy senses are on high-alert. He must ride the scariest roller-coaster, stop the invention and save the world.
ISBN 9781921502705
Series Zac Power and Zac Power Extreme missions series (17 of 30)
Publisher Hardie Grant Egmont, 2009
Larry, H I
No book cover.
525
Zac Power: tomb of doom
Zac's family holiday is boring until he is called away on his latest mission. Zac Power is so cool and he's not afraid of anything.
ISBN 9781921098697
Series Zac Power and Zac Power Extreme missions series (5 of 30)
Publisher Hardie Grant Egmont, 2006
Larry, H I
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3578
Zac Power: ultimate mission
Zac Power is facing his biggest challenge ever. This time the whole world is in danger. GIB's worst enemies have joined forces for their most evil plan yet, led by a mysterious new enemy called the Shadow. This mission will be the ultimate test of Zac's spy skills - especially if it means the end of GIB.
ISBN 9781921690884
Series Zac Power and Zac Power Extreme missions series (26 of 30)
Publisher Hardie Grant Egmont, 2010
Larry, H I
No book cover.
14417
Zac Power: undercover
Zac Power must find the double agent stealing valuable secrets and gadgets.
ISBN 9781921417177
Series Zac Power and Zac Power Extreme missions series (12 of 30)
Publisher Hardie Grant Egmont, 2008
Larry, H I
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52090
Zac Power: volcanic panic
Zac's mission is to a secret volcanic island. Little does he know that the island is BIG headquaters and is being led in to a trap.
ISBN 9781921417313
Series Zac Power and Zac Power Extreme missions series (14 of 30)
Publisher Hardie Grant Egmont, 2008
Larry, H I
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3394

New
Podkin One-Ear
As the midwinter feast rolls on, the children gather to hear the storyteller tell tales of the Great warrior, Podkin one-ear. How will the greatest Rabbit that ever lived become the Hero? How will he escape the evil Gorm, and will the children be allowed to hear the end? An eternal story, and the start of a new adventure in the five realms of rabbits.
ISBN 9780571328406
Publisher Faber & Faber, 2016
Larwood, Kieran & Wyatt, David (ill)
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4062
Uncle Trev and his whistling bull
In New Zealand in the 1930s, a sickly schoolboy is in bed, trying to get over a long sickness. When his Uncle Trev arrives to let Mum go out and do the shopping. he tells one tall story after another, about the animals out on his farm, and his neighbour, Gotta Henry. But, when Mum returns, she chases Uncle Trev and his dog with her broom and threatens what she'll do to 'that man' next time he comes in.
ISBN 9781877467158
Publisher Gecko Press, 2012
Lasenby, Jack
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17448
Silk & venom
Love them or hate them, spiders are feared and misunderstood by many. Join Greta Binford, a biology professor and arachnologist, on a trek to the Caribbean in search of the elusive Loxosceles, a deadly recluse spider. The DNA in its venom may hold the answer to many scientific questions. Amazing photographs will get you up close and personal with many spiders.
ISBN 9780763642228
Publisher Candlewick Press, 2011
Lasky, Kathryn & Knight, C G (photo)
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6895
One beetle too many: the extraordinary adventures of Charles Darwin
Find out about Charles Darwin's legendary five year voyage to South America, his love of the natural world and how he formulated his ideas about the way the earth, humans and animals have evolved.
ISBN 9780763614362
Publisher Candlewick Press, 2009
Lasky, Kathryn & Trueman, Matthew (ill)
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833
Kampung boy
Illustrated story of a Muslim boy's adventures and mischief-making, fishing trips, religious education and work on his family's rubber plantation in Malaysia. However, the traditional way of life in his village (kampung) is steadily disappearing.
ISBN 9780980607000
Publisher Wilkins Farago Pty Ltd, 2009
Lat
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14478
Diary of a wildlife photographer
A journal covering fourteen years of adventures with, and taking photographs of, animals in the wild. The author and photographer has held the throat of a cheetah, been charged by a rhino and had heart-stopping moments with wild elephants and hippos. There are wonderful recollections of playing with baby pandas in China, walking with lions in Botswana and being groomed by a chimpanzee. Stunning photographs.
ISBN 9780980872729
Publisher True to Life books, 2013
Latta, Jan
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8033
Roman quests, The: Archers of Isca, The
Britannia AD 94. On the run from the Emperor Domitian, fifteen year old Fronto has joined the Roman army in order to find security and structure. He wants to be a good soldier but, when his younger sister, Ursula, is captured by a Druid called Snakebeard, Fronto must decide whether or not to leave the army to rescue her. Desertion is punishable by death.
ISBN 9781510100268
Publisher Orion, 2016
Lawrence, Caroline
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4921
Roman quests, The: Escape from Rome
In Rome in AD 94, the evil Emperor Domitian is busy killing those he suspects of being disloyal to him. When soldiers arrive to seize Juba's family home, his parents help him and his siblings to escape. They travel to their uncle's house in distant Britannia, on the edge of the known world, The children have never been outside on their own or done anything for themselves, having depended on slaves all their lives. Juba's daunting quest is to avoid capture and death, to find a safe haven and save the children.
ISBN 9781510100237
Publisher Orion, 2016
Lawrence, Caroline
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Ball 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 Ball stars series NEW SERIES 2018 (4 books)
Lawrence, David
No book cover.
3072

New
Ball stars: Bench warmers, The
Meet the benchwarmers; Danny, Crystal, Angie, Omyr, Leanne and Cody. They're the new basketball players at Robdale Primary School and according to hot shot Greg 'The Goat' McGriffin, they don't have a chance of winning a lunchtime game. But when the gang are picked as part of the school squad things start looking up.
ISBN 9780143781639
Series Ball stars series NEW SERIES 2018 (4 books)
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2017
Lawrence, David
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4085

New
Ball stars: Heat wave
After wiping the floor in the interschool comp, the Bench Warmers are back. Danny and his friends are now playing club basketball for the newly formed Robdale Raptors. The opposition is tough, but with a first-rate coach and some much improved players, these ballers could pose a real threat. Can the gang make it to the grand final, or will Greg 'The Goat' McGriffin and the all-star Holesly Heat team ruin the Raptors' chances?
ISBN 9780143781653
Series Ball stars series NEW SERIES 2018 (4 books)
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2018
Lawrence, David
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4014

New
Ball Stars: On Tour
Following their huge success the Robdale Primary basketball team is going on tour. They're off to the country and Danny, Crystal and the gang couldn't be more excited. That is, until they find out that spotlight-hungry Principal Take is also coming. Throw in Greg 'The Goat' McGriffin and it's going to be one interesting trip.
ISBN 9780143781691
Series Ball stars series NEW SERIES 2018 (4 books)
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2017
Lawrence, David
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4012

New
Ball Stars: Reppin It
There's big news at Robdale Primary, the rep trials are happening. Danny, Crystal and their Raptors friends can't wait to try out. The selection process is full on but fun. However, things go into meltdown when the captain of the boys' team is announced and it's not who everyone expected. Can the boys bury the hatchet and learn to play as a team, or will it only be the girls who have a shot at the trophy?
ISBN 9780143781677
Series Ball stars series NEW SERIES 2018 (4 books)
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2017
Lawrence, David
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210
Inside the Australian Ballet
All facets of creating a performance of a ballet, from the costumes to the scenery, are described in this book.
ISBN 9781864489583
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2001
Lawrenson, Diana
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2739
It's true: your hair grows 15 kilometres a year
This book is full of hair-raising facts about follicles, frizzy hair, hairy heads and baldness. Imagine sleeping on a horse hair mattress or dyeing your hair with leeches soaked in vinegar. Find out how a single strand of hair can show if you've been poisoned.
ISBN 9781741142723
Series It's true series (3 of 99)
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2004
Lawrenson, Diana & Hobbs, Leigh (ill)
No book cover.
5370
Chess nuts
Jackson is sporty and popular. Anna is number one in the school chess squad. These two will have to get along once the game changes. Includes schoolyard banter.
ISBN 9780143304708
Publisher Puffin Australia, 2010
Lawrinson, Julia
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3534
Famous
Mrs Pavlich tries to convince Sophie that being famous isn't a job but Sophie and several other students don't think this is right. After all, they have seen plenty of people who are famous for doing nothing in particular. When Sophie gets a chance to go on her favourite TV game show, Mega Match, and gets close to winning, she has to make a choice.
ISBN 9780143304685
Series Aussie chomps (17 books)
Publisher Penguin Books Australia, 2009
Lawrinson, Julia
No book cover.
3942
Flyaway girls, The
Chelsea is the hardest worker in her gymnastics club and she's determined to make it. But, new girl Telia has more natural talent and Chelsea is jealous. She feels awful because she actually likes Telia. And, it's not only envy that is bothering Chelsea. She's got family issues and her school friends are acting weirdly. It's time for Chelsea to figure out what's really important and, maybe, take a leap into the unknown.
ISBN 9780143308652
Publisher Puffin Australia, 2015
Lawrinson, Julia
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2659
Loaded dog, The
Gold miners Andy, Dave and Jim are sinking a shaft at Stoney Creek. After a hard day's fishing, Andy and Dave decide that it would be easier to blow the fish out of the water...but their young dog becomes curious about their experiment, with explosive results!
ISBN 9781921378508
Lawson, Henry & DePierre, Daniel (ill)
No book cover.
5473
Fat Head the bird
Liam tells the story of Fat Head, the bird, who sometimes gets up to mischief. Liam learns the value of pet ownership and why we need rules.
ISBN 9780980359350
Publisher Indij Readers, 2007
Lawson, Liam & others
No book cover.
Diva 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 Diva series (6 books)
Lawson, Sue
No book cover.
6974
Drama queen
It seemed a good idea at the time. An overnight stay at a dairy farm to do an outside broadcast sounded like a lot of fun. Skye and I were having a great time but, if you asked Coco, it was the worst two days of her life. She really earned her new nickname, Drama Queen.
ISBN 9781921167706
Series Diva series (7 of 6)
Publisher Black Dog Books, 2007
Lawson, Sue
No book cover.
41564
Extreme girls
Girls Stuff TV is going extreme. Jetboating sounds good, now add TV cameras, sound crew and a co-host who would love to see Mickey take a swim. Mickey's commitment to the show is tested as she tries to keep her head above water.
ISBN 9781921167713
Series Diva series (8 of 6)
Publisher Black Dog Books, 2007
Lawson, Sue
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44754
Finale
'Diva TV' is down to five contestants, the cameras are rolling and tensions are high.
ISBN 9781921167218
Series Diva series (4 of 6)
Publisher Black Dog Books, 2006
Lawson, Sue
No book cover.
101530
Girls at sea
Move over Diva competition, hello Girls Stuff TV. Mickey Farrell is coming to your screen.
ISBN 9781921167584
Series Diva series (6 of 6)
Publisher Black Dog Books, 2006
Lawson, Sue
No book cover.
101529
Girls' stuff TV
Book 5 in the Diva series. Skye and Mickey discover they are the hosts of a new television program, Girls Stuff TV.
ISBN 9781921167577
Series Diva series (5 of 6)
Publisher Black Dog Books, 2007
Lawson, Sue
No book cover.
24088
Going solo
School has changed since I went on 'Diva TV'. Now, even my best friends hang together without me.
ISBN 9781921167201
Series Diva series (3 of 6)
Publisher Black Dog Books, 2006
Lawson, Sue
No book cover.
44753
It's a girl thing
Mickey Farrell dreams of winning her country's singing competition but, when she is up against sneaky Coco Lamont, it's a real challenge.
ISBN 9781921167188
Series Diva series (1 of 6)
Publisher Black Dog Books, 2006
Lawson, Sue
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2958
Our stories: Protest in Australia
Through protest, Australians have united to fight for change and have influenced the outcome of many causes. From human rights to the environment, this book traces Australia's proud history of protest.
ISBN 9781922244543
Publisher Black Dog Books, 2016
Lawson, Sue
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71245
Rising star
I've had a luxury limo ride and booked into the International resort but I'm worried about Coco Lamont, dance steps and hair gel.
ISBN 9781921167195
Series Diva series (2 of 6)
Publisher Black Dog Books, 2006
Lawson, Sue
No book cover.
12354
Tessa
Tessa wants a puppy to keep her company and protect her from her neighbour. Tessa leaves brochures lying around the house for her mother to notices but she's not sure it works. Perhaps her Mum has other ideas.
ISBN 9780734406095
Publisher Thomas C Lothian Pty Ltd, 2003
Lawson, Sue
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54945
Ghostscape
Time is running out for Aisha, the Somali refugee girl, who has found herself transported back to the time of the Blitz in London. Although Aisha is full of fear and horror because she already knows the future of her original school building, she is still compelled to try to save her new friend, Richard, and his aged grandfather, during the terrible bombing of the Second World War.
ISBN 9781845077686
Publisher Frances Lincoln, 2008
Layburn, Joe
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8855
Lost childhood: my life in a Japanese prison camp during WWII
When the Japanese invaded the Dutch East Indies, now Indonesia, four year old Annelex Hofstra was taken to a Japanese prison camp. Her carefree, comfortable world was turned upside down. Annelex describes her over three years in the camp, living in fear of punishment, starvation, infection and separation.
ISBN 9781426303210
Publisher National Geographic Society, 2008
Layson, Annelex Hofstra & Viola, Herman J
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6469
Harry and Hope
Hope lives with her mum in the Pyrenees. It's always been just the two of them until Frank, a free-spirited traveller, arrives with Harry, his stubborn rescue donkey. Hope and Frank form a close bond and she feels lost when Frank decides to move on. Frank was more than just mum's boyfriend and understood Hope better than her mother does. Hope promises to look after Harry and, slowly, another special bond is made.
ISBN 9780007512263
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, UK, 2015
Lean, Sarah
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2311
Hero
Leo dreams of being a hero. In his imagination, he is a fearless gladiator but he wants to be a hero in real life. When the boys at school dare him to do something he knows is wrong, Leo lets everybody down.
ISBN 9780007512249
Publisher HarperCollins Children's Books, 2014
Lean, Sarah
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46389
Horse for Angel, A
Nell is surprised when her mum wants her to stay with her family in the country. While unpacking her bags she is startled by a large wild horse and a mysterious girl, which leads Nell on a mystery and a chance to discover secrets about herself.
ISBN 9780007455058
Publisher HarperCollins Australia, 2013
Lean, Sarah & Blythe, Gary (ill)
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23669
Red piano, The
For one young girl, a resident of a labour camp, a run-down, old piano brings some humanity into her life and to a system that has none. Each night, she bravely steals away to play on the battered instrument and, sheet by sheet, she gradually assembles, then copies, the music. One night, she is caught at the piano. A story about international concert pianist, Zhu Xiao-Mei, and the Chinese Cultural Revolution.
ISBN 9780980607017
Publisher Wilkins Farago Pty Ltd, 2009
Leblanc, Andre & Barroux (ill)
No book cover.
983
Child's introduction to ballet, A
Experience dance in a whole new way by listening to the accompanying CD while reading about the history of ballet and its most famous dancers, composers and choreographers. Find out about the different ballet steps and positions, and read the wonderful stories of the world's greatest ballets.
ISBN 9780733323447
Publisher ABC Books, 2007
Lee, Laura & Hamilton, Meredith (ill)
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15322
Pipeline C Y O'Connor built, The
Fantastic photographs, diagrams and drawings explain how water was pumped to the Kalgoorlie goldfields because of one man's vision. Told in the style of 'The house that Jack built'.
ISBN 9781920731601
Publisher Sandcastle, 2003
Lefroy, Joy & Frylinck, Diana & Duke, Marion (ill)
No book cover.
26342
Captain Cook and the Endeavour
Captain Cook was from a poor farming family and his ship, the Endeavour, was originally named the Earl of Pembroke. After their voyages around the world, both came to be celebrities in history.
ISBN 9781742031286
Publisher Black Dog Books, 2010
Lefroy, Mike
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44093
Stinky Ferret and the JJs
Adrian hates ferrets. He thinks they're boring and ugly and stinky. So, when it's his turn to take home Ferret, the classroom pet, Adrian knows he's in for a bad weekend.
ISBN 9780143303978
Series Aussie chomps (17 books)
Publisher Puffin Australia, 2008
Lemon-Scott, Candice
No book cover.
120133
Indij sports report: XVIII Commonwealth Games, Melbourne
A scrapbook-style presentation of fascinating Commonwealth Games facts and photos, gathered by Aboriginal students.
ISBN 9780975686188
Publisher Indij Readers, 2007
Leon, Emily & others & Quilliam, Wayne (ill)
No book cover.
37994

New
Finding Gobi
Finding Gobi is the ultimate story of hope and friendship - proving time and time again, that dogs really are 'man's best friend'. In 2016, Dion Leonard, an ultramarathon runner, stumbled across a little stray dog while competing in a gruelling 155 mile race across the Gobi Desert. The pup earned the name 'Gobi' as she went step for step with Dion, keeping pace with him for nearly 80 miles. What Gobi lacked in size, she made up for in heart. Dion had always focused on winning, but as he witnessed the incredible determination of this small animal, he felt something inside him change. This is a story of a life changing friendship between one man and a little stray dog.
ISBN 9780008244521
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, UK, 2017
Leonard, Dion
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1915
Beetle boy
When his dad mysteriously goes missing from his job as Director of Science at the Natural History Museum, Darkus Cuttle moves in with his eccentric uncle. Next door live two lunatic cousins with an enormous beetle infestation. But, the beetles are anything but ordinary. They're an amazing, intelligent super species, and they're in danger of being exterminated. Darkus and his friends must save the beetles. But, they're up against the mad scientist of fashion and haute couture, Lucretia Cutter, who has dastardly plans for the bugs.
ISBN 9781910002704
Publisher Chicken House, 2016
Leonard, M G & Sarda, Julia (ill)
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1700
A is for Australia
From Bondi Beach to Rottnest Island, travel around Australia and uncover many exciting facts.
ISBN 9781922179760
Publisher Walker Books, 2015
Lessac, Frane
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482
Quicksand pony, The
The lives of two children are brought together when Bella, Biddy's pony, is trapped in quicksand in the Australian outback.
ISBN 9781863739313
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2000
Lester, Alison
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73591
One small island
Macquarie Island lies in the Southern Ocean, between Antarctica and New Zealand. A speck of green in the vast, windswept sea, it is a haven for many creatures that live above and below the waves. The book explores the island's unique geological beginnings, discovery and degradation at the hands of humans, and the battle to restore it today.
ISBN 9780670072361
Publisher Puffin Australia, 2011
Lester, Alison & Tulloch, Coral
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1580
Ella enchanted
Ella is given a blessing at birth, the gift of obedience, by a very stupid fairy. It proves to be a mixed blessing for Ella who literally has to do what anyone, and everyone tells her.
ISBN 9780007171682
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, UK, 2003
Levine, Gail Carson
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Chronicles of Narnia 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 Chronicles of Narnia series (7 books)
Lewis, C S
No book cover.
2220
Horse and his boy, The
This horse amuses with his witty observations about human behaviour, and sense of equine superiority. The horse and his boy hope to travel north to Narnia, and encounter numerous adventures and strange characters.
ISBN 9780007202294
Series Chronicles of Narnia series (5 of 7)
Publisher HarperCollins US, 2005
Lewis, C S
No book cover.
2544
Last battle, The
With Eustace and Jill at his side, the King, the noble unicorn Jewel, and a few remaining loyal subjects must stand against the powers of evil and darkness and fight The Last Battle to decide the future the kingdom.
ISBN 9780064471084
Series Chronicles of Narnia series (7 of 7)
Publisher HarperTrophy, 2002
Lewis, C S
No book cover.
229
Lion, the witch and the wardrobe, The
Four children are evacuated to the country in war-torn England. Playing inside an old wardrobe, they discover a magical land.
ISBN 9780007115617
Series Chronicles of Narnia series (1 of 7)
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, UK, 2001
Lewis, C S
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2758
Magician's nephew, The
This sixth book about Narnia, explains how the comings and goings between our world and Narnia first began, when Polly and Digory found the way to Narnia by accident.
ISBN 9780064471107
Series Chronicles of Narnia series (6 of 7)
Publisher HarperCollins US, 2002
Lewis, C S
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3493
Prince Caspian: return to Narnia
Prince Caspian is in danger when his wicked uncle, King Miraz, decides to get rid of the young heir to the throne. In desperation, Caspian blows the magic horn, calling on Peter, Susan, Lucy and Edmund in Narnia's hour of need.
ISBN 9780006716792
Series Chronicles of Narnia series (2 of 7)
Publisher HarperCollins Australia, 2000
Lewis, C S
No book cover.
3990
Silver chair, The
Jill and Eustace must rescue the Prince from the evil witch.
ISBN 9780064471091
Series Chronicles of Narnia series (4 of 7)
Publisher HarperTrophy, 2002
Lewis, C S
No book cover.
1354
Voyage of the dawn treader, The
The Dawn Treader will take you places you never dreamed existed.
ISBN 9780064471077
Series Chronicles of Narnia series (3 of 7)
Publisher HarperTrophy, 2002
Lewis, C S
No book cover.
83210
Flower, The
Brigg, a sad-looking kid, lives in a grey building and works in a grey library in a cold, colourless city. Dangerous books are kept in the library. When Brigg finds one of these books and sees pictures of beautifully coloured things called flowers, he wonders what it might take to fill a whole city with flowers.
ISBN 9781846430718
Publisher Child's Play International Ltd, 2006
Light, John & Evans, Lisa (ill)
No book cover.
4113
Karlson flies again
Smidge lives with his family in an ordinary house in Stockholm. His extraordinary friend, Karlson, lives on the roof of his house. The roof is a good place to live when you have a propeller on your back and can fly. Karlson believes he is the world's greatest at everything. Enjoy reading about these unlikely friends who have fun gobbling buns and haunting the babysitter.
ISBN 9780192727749
Publisher Oxford University Press, 2009
Lindgren, Astrid & Ross, Tony (ill)
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315
Pippi Longstocking
A humorous story about a super strong, super rich pirate's daughter who has adventures with her two friends, a monkey and a horse.
ISBN 9780192793799
Publisher Oxford University Press, 2015
Lindgren, Astrid & Ross, Tony (ill)
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2681
World's best Karlson, The
On the ordinary roof of an ordinary house lives an extraordinary man called Karlson. He's the world's best at everything, or so he says. Best of all, he has a propeller on his back and can fly.
ISBN 9780192727732
Publisher Oxford University Press, 2009
Lindgren, Astrid & Ross, Tony (ill)
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245
Magic pudding, The
A rude, steak-and-kidney-come-what-you-like pudding and his mates Bill Barnacle, Sam Sawnoff and Bunyip Bluegum battle the puddin' thieves in this Australian bush classic.
ISBN 9780207188640
Publisher HarperCollins Australia, 1995
Lindsay, Norman
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9354
Football
Gary Lineker, who captained his national team, played in two World Cups and is a TV commentator, shows beginners all the techniques of football and leads young players through the rules, essential skills and special team tactics.
ISBN 9780751327793
Publisher Dorling Kindersley, 2000
Lineker, Gary
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9224
Faber book of Greek legends, The
Greek legends for the younger reader.
ISBN 9780571206728
Publisher Faber & Faber, 2001
Lines, Kathleen
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80016
Astronomy
From the man whose children helped him to invent the telescope to the incredible connection between Earth's seas and the Moon, you can find out all about planets and stars, and discover the history of the world's oldest science.
ISBN 9781405329316
Series Eyewitness series (36 books)
Publisher Dorling Kindersley, 2008
Topics / STEM /
Lippincott, Kristen
No book cover.
10910
Chimpanzee book: apes like us, The
They look cute and cuddly but don't underestimate them. Our closest living, animal relatives use tools to hunt, can hold a grudge and even use computers to communicate.
ISBN 9781742030746
Publisher Black Dog Books, 2009
Litchfield, Carla
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29436
Gorilla book: born to be wild, The
Gorillas are the world's biggest primate. They are often portrayed as aggressive but are actually shy, peaceful and remarkably intelligent vegetarians.
ISBN 9781742030883
Publisher Black Dog Books, 2009
Litchfield, Carla
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51064
Saving pandas
Cute, cuddly and completely misunderstood, giant pandas are endangered, with fewer than 2500 adults left in the wild. Find out about their life cycle, their diet, mating habits and why we need to protect this endangered species.
ISBN 9781742031149
Publisher Black Dog Books, 2009
Litchfield, Carla
No book cover.
9246
Ghost of Thomas Kempe, The
The ghost of a 17th century sorcerer attempts to recruit James Harrison as his apprentice.
ISBN 9780749707910
Publisher Egmont Childrens, 1992
Lively, Penelope
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2558
Navigators: Killer creatures
Get up close and personal with some of the planet's deadliest predators, from the feeding frenzy of a school of piranhas to crushing snakes, polar hunters and the strike of a scorpion.
ISBN 9780753464847
Series Navigators series (16 books)
Publisher Kingfisher, 2011
Llewellyn, Claire
No book cover.
34251
1841 Do you dare: Bushranger's boys, The
When Captain Ross shoots Jem's dog, Jem dreams of retribution. So, when a bushranger takes the Captain's horse and clothes, Jem isn't a bit upset, although he is still stuck on the Captain's homestead, far from the only family he knows. But, Alfie, the cook's son, and his mate, Tommy, an Aboriginal boy, become Jem's staunch supporters, even when his decisions aren't so smart. Join the three boys as they hole up in a secret hideout, rescue a puppy and meet a real live bushranger.
ISBN 9780143307563
Series Do you dare (6 books)
Publisher Penguin Books Australia, 2014
Lloyd, A
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14098
Battle of the jade horse
Battle of the Jade Horse Author: Alison Lloyd Hu and Ren are friends during the second century in China. Their families come from different social classes and each must make choices that may hurt their friendship. How will their friendship be able to survive?
ISBN 9780143305774
Publisher Puffin Australia, 2012
Lloyd, Alison
No book cover.
39190
Letty and the stranger's lace
Letty and her sister, Lavinia, have arrived in Sydney town in 1841. It's a dangerous place for two girls on their own. When Lavinia gets a job, Letty is left feeling useless and alone. Then, she meets Mary, a strange woman with a secret.
ISBN 9780143305415
Series Our Australian girl series (44 books)
Publisher Puffin Australia, 2011
Lloyd, Alison & Masciullo, Lucia (ill)
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2334
Letty on the land
It's 1841 and if Letty wants to keep her job, she must travel with her mistress to a sheep farm in the Blue Mountains, leaving her sister, Lavinia, behind in Sydney. Letty has heard that the bush is a wild place, full of strange beasts and dangers, not to mention the bushrangers who hide out in it. And, as Letty soon learns, life on the land has plenty of challenges.
ISBN 9780143305422
Series Our Australian girl series (44 books)
Publisher Puffin Australia, 2011
Lloyd, Alison & Masciullo, Lucia (ill)
No book cover.
9838
Letty's Christmas
It's 1841 and Letty must leave her job on the sheep-run because drought has brought hard times. She and the Grey family set out over the Blue Mountains but, when disaster strikes, Letty needs to be much stronger than she could ever have imagined. Letty wonders if she'll ever see Sydney or her sister, Lavinia, again.
ISBN 9780143305439
Series Our Australian girl series (44 books)
Publisher Puffin Australia, 2011
Lloyd, Alison & Masciullo, Lucia (ill)
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9370
Meet Letty
It's 1841 and Letty's sister, Lavinia, is sailing to Australia. In the confusion of departure, Letty gets caught on deck and is suddenly sailing as well. The voyage is long and miserable, and Letty must use her wits to keep Lavinia alive when she succumbs to fever.
ISBN 9780143305408
Series Our Australian girl series (44 books)
Publisher Puffin Australia, 2011
Lloyd, Alison & Masciullo, Lucia (ill)
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28483
Halfling
Danny finds caring for his disabled dad very draining. Day to day tasks are repetitive and boring. But, all of that changes when Danny's neighbour goes away and asks him to feed the tropical fish. Danny discovers a secret in his neighbour's house that will change his life forever. He doesn't know much about sea creatures but he's sure that what he finds is extremely rare and magical.
ISBN 9781406327298
Publisher Walker Books, 2011
Lloyd, Rebecca
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212
Is it true, Grandfather
Grandfather tells the story to the villagers of his first adventures in the cave when he was eight years old.
ISBN 9780868969879
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 1996
Lohse, Wendy & Sands, Jenny (ill)
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459
White fang
Born in the wilds of the freezing cold Yukon, White Fang who is half-dog, half-wolf, is the only animal in the litter to survive. He is fiercely independent and soon learns the harsh laws of nature, yet buried deep inside him are the distant memories of affection and love. This is a classic story of a wolf-dog who learns to survive in the bleak Alaskan wilderness.
ISBN 9780582418158
Publisher Pearson Education Australia, 2000
London, Jack
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12972
Big picture book of environments, The
With stunning images and fact boxes, this book reveals Earth's diversity and beauty. It explores the effects of changing climate on environments around the world including the great rivers, deserts, Arctic regions, cities and forests.
ISBN 9781741754605
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2008
Long, John
No book cover.
14856
Big picture book of human civilisation, The
If you love facts and figures or you are a budding scientist, this book will tell you about the great advances and crises of human history, from 20, 000 years ago until now. Read about the first cultivated crops, the taming of cats and dogs, the discovery of electricity, the earliest city and lots more.
ISBN 9781741757002
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2009
Long, John
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15143
Gogo fish, the story of the WA state fossil emblem
In 1986, a 375 million year old fossil fish was discovered in Western Australia. This book tells how the Gogo fish fossil was discovered and how a campaign by students at a Perth primary school helped to make it the state's fossil emblem.
ISBN 9781920843083
Publisher Western Australian Museum, 2005
Long, John
No book cover.
18392
Big picture book, The
Description of Planet Earth's history from twelve billion years ago until now. Also includes a prediction about its future.
ISBN 9781741143287
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2005
Long, John & Choo, Brian (ill)
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365
Soccer: great moments, great players in world football
Written by a keen fan of the sport, this book highlights some of the key aspects of soccer, its followers and players.
ISBN 9781864480856
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 1996
Lovelock, Damien
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71275
First settlement and exploration
Details why the First Fleet came to Australia and the hardships faced by convicts and free settlers. Follows the early explorers, Blaxland, Lawson, Wentworth, across the Blue Mountains.
ISBN 9781863918596
Series Australian Library series (18 of 21)
Publisher Heinemann, 1997
Low, Jim
No book cover.
477
Yinti: desert child
Yinti, an Aboriginal child, growing up in the Western Australian desert, has no contact with white people until the last chapter of the book.
ISBN 9781875641017
Publisher Magabala Books, 1992
Lowe, Pat & Pike, Jimmy (ill)
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5126
Anastasia on her own
When Anastasia and her father are left on their own, they find out just how hard housekeeping really is.
ISBN 9780440402916
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, UK, 1998
Lowry, Lois
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15926
Spirit animals: Evertree, The
Once ordinary kids, Conor, Abeke, Meilin and Rollan discovered they had spirit animals, wise and powerful partners who granted them amazing gifts and a legendary responsibility. The team has travelled far, fought together, won challenges and lost friends. Before their journey ends, they must fight against an ancient enemy, breaking free from his prison. They have just one chance to win or the whole world will shatter.
ISBN 9781743620045
Series Spirit Animals series (8 books)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2015
Lu, Marie
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45692
Lying carpet, The
In an unused living room in a large house, there is a tiger rug on the floor, a statue of a little girl on the window sill and an armchair. The tiger cannot see anything except the skirting board and the chair can only look at the opposite wall. When the statue comes to life, the conversation that ensues is highly individual.
ISBN 9781842704417
Publisher Andersen Press Ltd, 2008
Lucas, David
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12337
Walking with the seasons in Kakadu
This book introduces children to the birds, plants and animals that live in Kakadu. It also features the Gundjeihmi-speaking aborigines of the region and the six aboriginal seasons.
ISBN 9781741144710
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2004
Lucas, Diane & Searle, Ken
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6653
Sian, a new Australian
Sian is the unlucky, thirteenth child in a Welsh coalminer's family. Life is hard. Her mother died after giving birth to her and her father is grief-stricken. Sian's sister hatches a plan for a better life. It will involve a long ocean voyage but Sian is looking forward to a country where the sun shines and she can go to school, instead of picking coal scraps for pennies. The only problem is, no one must know about their journey.
ISBN 9781742990392
Series A new Australian (5 books)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2015
Topics / Displacement /
Luckett, D
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18611
Truth about magic, The (School of magic 1)
At birth, each human child is bestowed a gift by the Faeries. Sometimes, these gifts cause their owners much inconvenience. Two children learn the value of their gifts when they are sent to the faery school of magic.
ISBN 9781862915404
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2005
Luckett, Dave
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648
Iron soldiers: a story of arms and armour
In medieval times, it was the job of the blacksmith and, later, the armourer to make more and more sophisticated armour until a revolutionary development reduced it to just so much scrap metal.
ISBN 9781862914292
Publisher Omnibus Books, 2005
Luckett, Dave & Bond, Joseph
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9252
Chicken Stu
Stu is a wuss, a weakling, a soft city kid. His cousins are tough farm kids who are daredevils. When Stu is packed off to the country for the summer, he has to face the dangers that lurk behind every tree, demonic lambs, yabby-infested tanks and, worst of all, his cousins.
ISBN 9781741695564
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2010
Luff, Nathan
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Boy who fell off the Mayflower, The
In London, a young indentured servant, John Howland, is preparing for a sea journey to America. Religious persecution has fuelled the departure of many Pilgrims. By great good fortune, John survives falling overboard and earns his keep ashore by helping to scout a safe landing site. But, in the new land, food is scarce and living conditions are deplorable. Soon, John is forced to make a huge decision about his future.
ISBN 9781406361636
Publisher Walker Books, 2015
Lynch, J P
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