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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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Young unicorns, The
The Austin family find themselves endangered by the Alphabat gang's evil use of lasers.
ISBN 9780440999195
Publisher Bantam Doubleday Dell Publishing Group Inc, 1980
L'Engle, Madeleine
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Tracy Lacy for classy captain
Remember how I was ABSOLUTELY CERTAIN, well pretty sure, probably about 99.7% sure, that I maybe, nearly, might actually get through High School like a normal person? Well SHOCK, HORROR, its not going exactly as I planned . . . Its BETTER!' Tracy Lacy has made it to high school, and Tracy is the king, the queen, AND the star of the schoolshes going to be CLASSY CAPTAIN! (Go Tracy!) Alright, lets face it, it all goes to her head and its a COMPLETE DISASTER. The question is; will her friends stand by her this time?
ISBN 9781760275969
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2017
Lacy, Tania & McDonald, Danielle (ill)
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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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Eight keys
Elise's life takes a turn for the worse. She's bullied at school and now feels embarrassed by her best friend, Franklin, who's decidedly uncool, and she's struggling to cope with new arrivals in her home. Elise receives a mysterious key left for her by her father. A key that unlocks one of the eight doors upstairs in the barn. As Elise begins to unlock her past, she starts to realise that she can take control of her future.
ISBN 9780141342030
Publisher Penguin, 2011
LaFleur, Suzanne
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Love, Aubrey
After her father and younger sister die in a car accident, Aubrey's mother can't cope and abandons her. Aubrey goes to live with her grandmother in Vermont and finds solace in gran's love. When her mother reappears, Aubrey must decide whether to return home or stay. Highly emotive, requiring a mature reader. Usually read by students in Years 9, 10 and above.
ISBN 9780141327129
Publisher Penguin Books Australia, 2009
LaFleur, Suzanne
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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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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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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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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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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)
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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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Leopard trail
when his family moves to Africa, Tom has mixed emotions until he spots a regal leopard outside his house. He quickly joins his new friends as they try to save the animal from being shot.
ISBN 9780330371483
Publisher Pan MacMillan, 1999
Laird, Elizabeth
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Little piece of ground, A
Karim and his seventeen year old brother, Jamal, live with their family in Ramallah, Palestine under Israeli military occupation. During the war, Karim meets Hopper, a teenager living in a refugee situation and, together, they fight to claim a little piece of ground for their sporting matches. Yet, even this is claimed by Israeli tanks and the boys experience a fight for their lives.
ISBN 9780330437431
Publisher MacMillan, 2003
Laird, Elizabeth
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Treasure hunters of Quentaris
Tikko knows that one day she'll be a rift-guide like her brothers and sisters - but does it have to be so soon? Lord Eustachio Doro is not even sure that he wants to explore other worlds, as his family has always done. Find out if these two intriguing characters win glory and do their families proud or fall headlong into disaster.
ISBN 9780734406903
Series Quentaris chronicles series (14 of 28)
Publisher Thomas C Lothian Pty Ltd, 2004
Lanagan, Margo
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Yellowcake
Ten fanciful short stories offer vibrant snapshots of life. Each story is unique, covering a range of time periods and places, with weird and wonderful characters.
ISBN 9781742374789
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2011
Lanagan, Margo
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Apache: girl warrior
Siki rises to the rare position of girl-warrior in an Apache tribe. She witnesses the horrors of the Indian wars against the Mexicans and the invading White Eyes. A sometimes violent and very honest story of courage, integrity, betrayal, love, hope and despair as Siki struggles to belong and learns the truth of her own story.
ISBN 9781406303315
Publisher Walker Books, 2007
Landman, Tanya
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Goldsmith's daughter, The
As an Aztec maiden, Itacate is destined to a lifetime of submission and domestic drudgery until the Spanish invaders come and violently turn her world of savage blood sacrifices and cultural boundaries upside down. Her strength of character, great skill in her father's profession and her love for a young invader help her endure tragedy and hardship in a harsh adult world.
ISBN 9781406307078
Publisher Walker Books, 2008
Landman, Tanya
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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
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Hell and high water
In eighteenth century Devon, Caleb, travels with his father, living off the earnings from their Punch and Judy show. When his father is wrongly arrested for stealing and transported to the Colonies, Caleb is left alone. After a desperate journey in search of an aunt he's never met, he receives a strange, cold welcome. Then, a body washes up on the nearby beach and Caleb is caught up in a terrifying net of lies and intrigue. Soon, he and his new family are in mortal danger.
ISBN 9781406366914
Publisher Walker Books, 2016
Landman, Tanya
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Skulduggery Pleasant
Though he's about to discover that being a skeleton doesn't stop you from being tortured, if the torturer is determined enough. And if there's anything Skulduggery hates, it's torture. Will evil win the day? Will Stephanie and Skulduggery stop bickering long enough to stop it? One thing's for sure: evil won't know what's hit it.
ISBN 9780007241620
Series Skulduggery Pleasant series (1 of 13)
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, UK, 2008
Landy, Derek
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Skulduggery Pleasant 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 Skulduggery Pleasant series (13 books)
Landy, Derek
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Skulduggery Pleasant: Armageddon outta here
Smash the glass, climb through the window and enter the world of Skulduggery Pleasant with this complete story collection. After all, doors are for people without imagination.
ISBN 9780007559527
Series Skulduggery Pleasant series (13 books)
Publisher HarperCollins Children's Books, 2015
Landy, Derek
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Skulduggery Pleasant: dark days
Valkyrie Cain must undertake a dangerous rescue mission to retrieve Skulduggery from a hellish dimension, ruled by the Faceless Ones. There's no time for her to take a breather afterwards, though. There's the matter of the Desolation Engine, a bomb that could wipe out thousands, that has fallen into the wrong hands
ISBN 9780007325955
Series Skulduggery Pleasant series (4 of 13)
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, UK, 2010
Landy, Derek
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Skulduggery Pleasant: death bringer
The death bringer has risen. Skullduggery has seven days to uncover the necromancers' secret before it is too late. The clock is ticking.
ISBN 9780007326044
Series Skulduggery Pleasant series (6 of 13)
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, UK, 2011
Landy, Derek
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Skulduggery Pleasant: dying of the light, The
Following the loss of Valkyrie Cain, Skulduggery Pleasant must use any and all means to track down and stop Darquesse before she turns the world into a charred, lifeless cinder. He draws together a team of soldiers, monster hunters, killers, criminals and Valkyrie's own murderous reflection.The war may be over, but the final battle is about to begin. And not everyone gets out of here alive.
ISBN 9780007489251
Series Skulduggery Pleasant series (9 of 13)
Publisher HarperCollins Children's Books, 2014
Landy, Derek
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Skulduggery Pleasant: end of the world, The
A Skulduggery short story. Fifteen year old Ryan is running away from home, looking for escape and adventure. Ryan hasn't gone far before he is set upon by a bunch of scary, nihilistic punk-sorcerers who need him to set off a doomsday device that will destroy the planet and everyone on it. Skulduggery and Valkyrie only have a few hours to figure out what's going on, while saving Ryan and, incidentally, the whole world.
ISBN 9780007478125
Series Skulduggery Pleasant series (13 books)
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, UK, 2012
Landy, Derek
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Skulduggery Pleasant: Kingdom of the wicked
Infected by a rare strain of magic, normal people are developing unstable magic powers, endangering their own and other peoples' lives. Their only hope lies with the Sanctuary, which has its own problems. Skulduggery Pleasant and Valkyrie Cain must find out what's causing the infection and prevent the takeover of the Sanctuary by international sorcerers. And, normal teenager Kitana and her friends are infected and will tear the city apart unless they can be stopped.
ISBN 9780007480241
Series Skulduggery Pleasant series (7 of 13)
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, UK, 2012
Landy, Derek
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Skulduggery Pleasant: mortal coil
Skulduggery Pleasant is back and reunited with his original head. But, all is not well in the magical world. Foreign powers are conspiring to take over the Irish Sanctuary and, for another thing, Valkyrie has discovered she might be the sorceress set to destroy the world.
ISBN 9780007325993
Series Skulduggery Pleasant series (5 of 13)
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, UK, 2010
Landy, Derek
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Skulduggery Pleasant: Playing with fire
With Serpine dead, the world is safe once more. At least, that's what Valkyrie and Skulduggery think until the notorious Baron Vengeous makes a bloody escape from prison, and dead bodies and vampires start appearing all over Ireland. With just about everyone out to kill Valkyrie, the daring detective duo face their biggest challenge yet.
ISBN 9780007257034
Series Skulduggery Pleasant series (2 of 13)
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, UK, 2008
Landy, Derek
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Skulduggery Pleasant: Resurrection
Valkyrie Cain has been out of action for years, recovering from the war against her alter-ego Darquesse. But bad people still want to do bad things, and Skulduggery Pleasant is still there to stop them. So when Skulduggery learns of a plot to resurrect a terrifying evil, he persuades Valkyrie to join him for just twenty-four hours. But they need someone else. Someone inconspicuous, someone who can go undercover. Enter Omen Darkly. Not a warrior. Not a detective. And definitely not the chosen one.
ISBN 9780008219574
Series Skulduggery Pleasant series (10 of 13)
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, UK, 2017
Landy, Derek
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Skulduggery Pleasant: sceptre of the ancients
At the funeral of her gothic novelist uncle, fourteen year old Stephanie glimpses an overdressed, bespectacled figure hidden under a broad brimmed hat. When her uncle's will is read, she inherits a mansion and a fortune. She unites with the weird and witty skeleton, Skulduggery Pleasant, sighted at the funeral and joins forces with him to save the world from the Faceless Ones.
ISBN 9780007241637
Series Skulduggery Pleasant series (13 books)
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, UK, 2007
Landy, Derek
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Skulduggery Pleasant: the faceless ones
Third bone-breaking, belly-busting adventure in the series. If you've read the previous Skulduggery books then you know what the Faceless Ones are. You can probably take a wild guess that things in this book are going to get awfully sticky for our skeletal hero and his young sidekick.
ISBN 9780007302154
Series Skulduggery Pleasant series (3 of 13)
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, UK, 2009
Landy, Derek
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Skullduggery Pleasant: last stand of dead men
War has finally come between Sanctuaries and Skulduggery must team up with Valkyrie and the rest of the dead men to stop it.
ISBN 9780007489220
Series Skulduggery Pleasant series (8 of 13)
Publisher HarperCollins Children's Books, 2013
Landy, Derek
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Tanith Low in the maleficent seven
Long ago, Tanith Low was good but a Remnant has taken over her soul and now she wants to join forces with a nasty bunch of villains. The fight scenes are brutal, the planning is meticulous and Tanith keeps her sense of humour in balance with her sense of dread. The art of the double-cross has never been more sinister but love lies in mysterious places too. A one-off novella in the Skulduggery Pleasant universe.
ISBN 9780007512386
Series Skulduggery Pleasant series (13 books)
Publisher HarperCollins Children's Books, 2013
Landy, Derek
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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
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Butter
Butter is overweight and he knows it. He is unpopular at school and sits alone at lunch. Then he decides to eat himself to death live over the net. Suddenly he is the centre of attention with the coolest group at school - he knows it is only because of his site but he is no longer alone. Will he go through with his dare and will his new found 'friends' let him or make him. Contains mature themes. Usually read by students in Years 9, 10 or above.
ISBN 9780571294404
Publisher Bloomsbury, 2013
Lange, Erin
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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
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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
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Dark angels
Thirteen year old Wolf is escaping from the abbey which has been his home and prison for the last eight years. Scrambling up over the wild and haunted ridge known as Devil's Edge, he has a strange encounter and the creature he discovers will change his life for ever.
ISBN 9780007214891
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, UK, 2009
Langrish, Katherine
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Ghost byte
Brendan finds himself accompanied by a ghost who communicates through his computer, further complicating his adolescent life.
ISBN 9780091829407
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2000
Larkin, John
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Pause, The
Declan seems to have it all, a loving family, friends he's known for years and a beautiful girlfriend. But, something in Declan's past just won't go away and he makes the only decision he thinks he has left. As the train approaches and Declan teeters at the edge of the platform, two versions of his life are revealed to him. One moment. One pause. One whole new life. A challenging, confronting read. Usually read by students in Years 9, 10 or above.
ISBN 9780857981714
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2015
Larkin, John
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Spaghetti legs
A funny story about Eric, who is a ""loser"" and has no luck with girlfriends.
ISBN 9780091827472
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 1993
Larkin, John
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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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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
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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
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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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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
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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
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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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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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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
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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
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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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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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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
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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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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
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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
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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
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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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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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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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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
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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
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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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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
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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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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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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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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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Elizabeth I, red rose of the House of Tudor, England 1544
Daughter of a fallen queen, young Princess Elizabeth lives a complicated and dangerous life. She fears her father's famous temper but loves him dearly, she loves her brother Edward, heir to the throne, but doesn't like her older sister Mary, who torments and conspires against her.
ISBN 9780590684842
Series Royal diaries series (20 books)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 1999
Lasky, Kathryn
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Jahanara, princess of princesses, India 1627
Jahanara, favorite daughter of Emperor Shah Jahan and the most beloved of his four wives, writes about family jealousies, court intrigues, and war strategies, as well as the extravagant lifestyle of her royal family.
ISBN 9780439223508
Series Royal diaries series (20 books)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2002
Lasky, Kathryn
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Kazunomiya, Princess of heaven, Japan 1858
Princess Kazunomiya is the half-sister of the Emperor of Japan. She relates, in her diary and in poems, the confusing events occurring in the Imperial Palace in 1858, including political and romantic intrigue.
ISBN 9780439164856
Series Royal diaries series (20 books)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2004
Lasky, Kathryn
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Marie Antoinette, princess of Versailles, Austria-France 1769
The fictionalised diary of an adolescent Maria Antoinette beginning shortly before her arranged betrothal to Louis Auguste, the future and last king of France. Her diary includes descriptions of life at Versaille and an epilogue concludes the story.
ISBN 9780439076661
Series Royal diaries series (20 books)
Publisher Scholastic UK, 1999
Lasky, Kathryn
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Mary, Queen of Scots, Queen without a country, France 1553
Mary, the young Scottish Queen, is sent a diary from her mother in which she records her experiences living at the court of France's King Henry II as she awaits her marriage to Henry's son, Francis.
ISBN 9780439194044
Series Royal diaries series (20 books)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2002
Lasky, Kathryn
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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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Voice of her own: the story of Phillis Wheatley, slave poet, A
Born in Africa around 1753, Phillis Wheatley was kidnapped and shipped as a slave to America. Her family, her name and her language were taken from her. Phillis's first poem was published when she was fourteen years old.
ISBN 9780763628789
Publisher Candlewick Press,
Lasky, Kathryn & Lee, Paul (ill)
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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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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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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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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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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
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Series Ball stars series NEW SERIES 2018 (4 books)
Lawrence, David
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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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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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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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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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Eagle of the east
Ardavan is a young Parthian soldier whose mother was a Roman. After the disastrous Battle of Carrhae, many Roman soldiers lie dead on the battlefield and the survivors must serve Parthia as mercenaries. Able to communicate with both sides, Ardavan is raised to a special position where he and the beautiful Shara must survive in a world of intrigue and plots. Usually read by students in Years 9, 10 or above.
ISBN 9781862917071
Publisher Omnibus Books, 2007
Lawrence, L S
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Escape by sea
Sara, a strong and resourceful young woman, escapes with her father from Carthage by sea to face the hostile Roman navy and pirates. The naval tactics, medicine and international relations of the third century, and the insights into trades such as jewellery and sword-making, are an exciting backdrop to their perilous voyage and the political intrigue they encounter. Usually read by students in Years 9, 10 or above.
ISBN 9781862917699
Publisher Omnibus Books, 2008
Lawrence, L S
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Horses for King Arthur
Alexa, the headstrong teenage daughter of a landowning family in 475 England, dreams of breeding fine horses. When she meets Artorius, a boy who dreams of victory, fighting the barbarians from horseback, Alexa finds allies to help extricate herself from her mother's plans. She finds herself in an uncertain, bloodthirsty world, where life has little value when measured against power and wealth. Usually read by students in Years 9, 10 or above.
ISBN 9781862919198
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2011
Lawrence, L S
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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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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)
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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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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
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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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Henry Lawson Treasury
Henry Lawson, one of Australia's most famous writers, was known as the 'Poet of the People', Lawson's writing captures life in the Australian bush and the hardships and everyday lives of ordinary Australians in the 1800s. Lawson's stories and poems are full of the drama and often absurd humour that characterised life in the Australian outback in the early years of our nation.
ISBN 9780857985132
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2014
Lawson, Henry & Davis, Oslo (ill)
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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)
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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
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After
CJ was one of the popular, cool kids at his old school. Now, everything has changed. He is known as Callum, banished to the country to live with grandparents he has never met and who don't seem to want him there. Things are no better at school but worse still is the secret that Callum carries with him night and day.
ISBN 9781742031125
Publisher Black Dog Books, 2009
Lawson, Sue
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Diva series
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Series Diva series (6 books)
Lawson, Sue
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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
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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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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
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Finding Darcy
When Darcy Abbott is sent to live with her surly grandmother and her silent great-grandmother, she finds the silences and secrets at home, and the name calling and bullying at school, hard to endure. A school project sets her on a search for the truth about her great-grandfather, Darcy Charles Fletcher, one of hundreds of prisoners of war who died when the Montevideo Maru was sunk in World War II.
ISBN 9781742030234
Publisher Black Dog Books, 2008
Lawson, Sue
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Freedom ride
Fifteen year old Robbie knows bad things happen in Walgaree. But, it's nothing to do with him. The Aborigines have always been treated this way. In 1965, racial tensions are at boiling point and something is headed to Walgaree that will blow things apart. Robbie must take a stand. Nothing will ever be the same. Based on true events in Australia when university students drew attention to racism and segregation.
ISBN 9781925126365
Publisher Black Dog Books, 2015
Lawson, Sue
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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
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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
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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
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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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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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Pan's whisper
Pan Harris is brash, loud and damaged. Ordered into foster care, Pan is full of anger at her mother who abandoned her and her older sister who kept her from her father. Pan is certain that she knows the reality of her past until she meets Hunter, the boy who understands her story better than anyone else. He may be the key to unlocking the truth of Pan s memories but that would mean breaking her most important rule. Never. Trust. Anyone.
ISBN 9781742032061
Publisher Black Dog Books, 2011
Lawson, Sue
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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
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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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You don't even know
Alex Hudson is a good guy. He plays water polo, has a part-time job and does okay at school. Alex's life is made hell by his constantly baiting brother and awful father, with nobody to back him up, not even his own mother. Then the thing that anchors Alex is ripped away and his life seems pointless.
ISBN 9781922179715
Publisher Black Dog Books, 2013
Lawson, Sue
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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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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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Earthsea series, The
Beautifully written series, with complex and intricate plots in a plausible fantasy world. 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 Earthsea series, The (5 books)
Le Guin, Ursula
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Farthest shore, The
Ged, the archmage, now the greatest wizard of all Earthsea, has been warned that the world's magic is disappearing. Ged and his one companion, Arren, set out to close the hole in the world that is leeching out the light. They discover darkness, decay, decline and the loss of knowledge and power. Even the dead are mysteriously crossing over. They must rid the world of this insanity.
ISBN 9780689845345
Series Earthsea series, The (3 of 5)
Publisher Simon Pulse, 2001
Le Guin, Ursula
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Gifts
Orrec discovers he has inherited a power that he cannot control. It is the gift of undoing. His best friend Gry has the gift of calling animals. This is a story of friendship and problem-solving in an exciting and imaginary land.
ISBN 9781842551073
Publisher Orion, 2004
Le Guin, Ursula
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Other wind, The
Earthsea is threatened by the return of the dragons and an invasion by the dead. But, it is Alder's desire to be reunited with his beloved dead wife that creates the greatest threat. Recognising this, Alder takes Sparrowhawk's advice and journeys to the Immanent Grove on Roke. His companions are Tenar, Tehanu, the young King Lebannen and the amber-eyed Irian, a dragon able to take the shape of a woman.
ISBN 9781842552117
Series Earthsea series, The (5 of 5)
Publisher Orion, 2003
Le Guin, Ursula
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Tales from Earthsea
The tales of this book explore and extend the world established by the Earthsea novels--yet each stands on its own. It contains the novella "The Finder," and the short stories "The Bones of the Earth," "Darkrose and Diamond," "On the High Marsh," and "Dragonfly." Concluding with with an account of Earthsea's history, people, languages, literature, and magic, this collection also features two new maps of Earthsea.
ISBN 9780547773704
Series Earthsea series, The (5 books)
Publisher Simon Pulse, 2012
Le Guin, Ursula
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Tehanu
Years from when they escaped the sinister tombs of Atuan as a feisty high priestess and a powerful wizard, she is a simple, farmer's widow and he is a broken, old man mourning the powers that are lost to him. Now they must join forces again but this time to help a physically and emotionally scarred child whose destiny has not yet been revealed.
ISBN 9780689845338
Series Earthsea series, The (4 of 5)
Publisher Simon Pulse, 1993
Le Guin, Ursula
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Tombs of Atuan, The
Tenar, chosen as the high priestess to the ancient and nameless powers of the earth, is now known as Arha, the Eaten One. It is her rightful duty to defend the labyrinth tombs of Atuan but when Ged Sparrowhawk comes to steal their greatest treasure, the ring of Erreth-Akbe, his tales of magic and a brighter world seduce Tenar into risking everything to escape.
ISBN 9781416509622
Series Earthsea series, The (2 of 5)
Publisher Simon & Schuster, 2004
Le Guin, Ursula
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Wizard of Earthsea, A
Ged, a young wizard in the magical worlds of Earthsea, has to struggle against the forces of evil.
ISBN 9780553540062
Series Earthsea series, The (1 of 5)
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 1990
Le Guin, Ursula
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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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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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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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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)
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To kill a mockingbird
In the 1930s in Alabama, a black man is charged with the rape of a white girl. The explosion of racial hatred that follows is viewed through the young eyes of Scout and Jem Finch, whose father, Atticus, defends the man. The conscience of a town, steeped in prejudice, violence and hypocrisy, is pricked by Atticus' stamina as he struggles for justice. Some adult themes; usually read by students in Years 9, 10 or above.
ISBN 9780446310789
Publisher Hachette Children's Books, 1988
Lee, Harper
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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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Excalibur, the legend of King Arthur (graphic novel)
Arthur Pendragon frees the enchanted sword, Cliburn, from its rocky sheath and fights to save his kingdom from King Ulric. When Arthur marries Guinevere, Merlin the magician, agrees to help Arthur forget his true love, Vivianne, the Lady of the Lake. The legend of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table unfolds dramatically in this action-packed, graphic novel. Usually read by students in Years 9, 10 or above.
ISBN 9781406321593
Publisher Walker Books, 2011
Topics / Graphic novels /
Lee, Tony & Hart, Sam (ill)
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Messenger: the legend of Joan of Arc
You may have heard of Joan of Arc. She had a short but inspirational life, fighting for freedom during the One Hundred Years War between France and England. She was a farm girl who became the leader of an army of men. Joan had an unflinching faith in God and in herself, and was prepared to risk everything for freedom and independence. She became the patron saint of France.
ISBN 9781406336153
Publisher Walker Books, 2014
Topics / Graphic novels /
Lee, Tony & Hart, Sam (ill)
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Pipeline 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)
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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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Stormy night
While a storm rages outside, a young girl ponders some of life's big questions.
ISBN 9781876631031
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2000
Lemieux, Michele
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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
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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)
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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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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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Colossus rises, The
Jack must lead a mission to retrieve seven lost magical orbs, which, when combined together, can save their lives. The challenge: the orbs have been missing for a thousand years, lost among the ruins and relics of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. First stop: The Colossus of Rhodes, where they realise that there's way more at stake than just their lives.
ISBN 9780007515035
Series Seven wonders series (1 of 3)
Publisher HarperCollins Children's Books, 2013
Lerangis, Peter
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Lost in Babylon
After defeating the Colossus of Rhodes and capturing the first of the Loculi, their friend Marco has disappeared. With no leads, no clues, and no one else to turn to, the kids have no choice but to trust Professor Bhegad and the Karai Institute again as they head off to Babylon in search of the next orb.
ISBN 9780007515059
Series Seven wonders series (2 of 3)
Publisher HarperCollins Children's Books, 2014
Lerangis, Peter
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Seven wonders series
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Series Seven wonders series (3 books)
Lerangis, Peter
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Tomb of shadows
Two treasures have been found, with time running out. Marco betrayed his friends and ancient secrets are coming unravelled. The Select don't know who to trust or where to turn, but they must fight on. Jack, Aly and Cass race to the next stop on their quest, the Mausoleum at Halicarnassus, where they have to face their own demons and engage in an epic battle with shadows of the dead.
ISBN 9780007515073
Series Seven wonders series (3 of 3)
Publisher HarperCollins Children's Books, 2014
Lerangis, Peter
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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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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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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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True stories of pirates
Incredible but true tales of the high seas, from the first pirates at the time of the Greeks and the Romans, to the years when pirates truly ruled the seas. Contains stories of hardship and brutality, bringing to life the flamboyant characters of the most famous captains and the men who set out to capture them.
ISBN 9780746089743
Series Usborne true stories series (11 of 18)
Publisher Usborne Publishing Ltd, 2008
Lethbridge, Lucy
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Headgames
Steven's obsession with Avery leads him into what seems to be a childish game. It is, in fact, a very dangerous game. The players include Steven's unsuspecting friend, Tala, Connor, who is rumoured to have been in juvenile detention and may be a dealer, and his sister, Jade, a very hostile goth, and Avery. Their journey of self-realisation has unexpected outcomes. Mature themes and strong language in context.
ISBN 9781741663532
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2010
Lever, Casey
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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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Ever
When Kezi's mother's life is threatened, her father bargains with Admat, god of oaths, to spare her. He is unprepared for the consequences, that he must sacrifice Kezi, instead. Kezi finds hope in Olus, the Akkan god of the wind, who loves her and determines to save her. Together, they face seemingly insurmountable trials but, if both succeed, they will become immortal.
ISBN 9780061229626
Publisher HarperCollins US, 2009
Levine, Gail Carson
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Fairest
Aza must save the kingdom of Ayortha and hopefully, win the love of the handsome prince. Possessed with a beautiful singing voice and an unusual gift, but bereft of popular beauty, Aza has been hidden in the shadows until she is drawn into palace intrigue by a jealous, insecure queen. An important lesson in true beauty and self-acceptance with all the treachery of Snow White.
ISBN 9780060734107
Publisher HarperCollins US, 2008
Levine, Gail Carson
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How to be a world explorer: your all-terrain training manual
This book will teach you everything you need to know to venture through all the landscapes on Earth as well as through the air, over the seas and under the waves. Soon you'll have no excuses - get out there and explore!
ISBN 9781743214091
Publisher Lonely Planet Publications, 2012
Levy, Joel & Hancock, James Gulliver
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Series Chronicles of Narnia series (7 books)
Lewis, C S
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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
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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
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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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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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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
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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
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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
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Story like the wind, A
A small boat drifts on the sea. Far from home, the people inside have lost everything. But at their boat spins slowly on the rising sea, they share a song and a story. A song that keeps their hope alive in their hearts. A song of freedom and a story like the wind.
ISBN 9780192758958
Publisher Oxford University Press, 2017
Topics / Displacement /
Lewis, Gill
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Butterfly heart, The
In Zambia, time is running out as Bul-Boo and Madillo try to work out a way to save their friend, Winifred, from a terrifying fate. In desperation, they ask the advice of Ifwafwa, the snake man, who promises to think about the problem. Ifwafwa is wise and has a gift with snakes, but he does not like to hurry and Bul-Boo becomes impatient. Some adult themes. Usually read by students in Years 9, 10 or above.
ISBN 9781406327922
Publisher Walker Books, 2011
Topics / Aboriginal content /
Leyden, Paula
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Boy on the wooden box, The
Beginning in rural Poland, Leon Leyson's family's horrendous journey was similar to thousands of others, but what set his fate apart was his father's chance employment in the factory of Oskar Schindler, who is credited with saving up to 1200 Jews. The youngest person on Schindler's list, Leon describes how, despite the deprivation of food, clothing and general living conditions, this provided a small flicker of hope.
ISBN 9781471119675
Publisher Simon & Schuster, 2013
Leyson, Leon
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Sound of colors, The: a journey of the imagination
A young girl who is going blind sets out on a journey determined to beat the loss of her sight. In her imagination she does amazing things and goes to fabulous places in her quest to gain what she has lost.
ISBN 9780316939928
Publisher Time Warner, 2006
Liao, Jimmy
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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)
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Afterlight
Since her parents died, Sophie Teague's life has fallen apart. She's just enrolled at a new high school, hoping for a fresh start. But, Eve, a beautiful ghost, starts making terrifying nightly appearances, wanting Sophie to be her hands, eyes and go-to girl to tie up loose ends. Dealing with the dead might just involve the greatest sacrifice of all. Dark, thrilling and unrelentingly eerie. Usually read by students in Years 9, 10 or above.
ISBN 9781925240498
Publisher Text Publishing Co, 2015
Lim, Rebecca
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Nine open arms
The Boons, a large, motherless family, are always on the move. Their father, a dreamer, takes risks that never pay off. When the family moves to an isolated house, Fing and her sisters sense the house and adjacent cemetery have a macabre past. They defy their strong-tongued grandmother to explore the cellar and a curious hole in the hedge. The house has its secrets and, somehow, they are linked to the family.
ISBN 9781743315859
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2014
Lindelauf, Benny & Nieuwenhuizen, John (trans)
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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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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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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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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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Not if I see you first
Just because she's blind, Parker Grant refuses to be treated differently or badly. They are the Rules and no second chances. Just ask Scott, who broke her heart. When he suddenly reappears in her life, Parker shuns him completely. She has enough on her mind, including dealing with her dad's recent death. But, avoiding her past proves impossible. As Parker learns what really happened, both with Scott and her dad, the more she questions if things are always as they seem. Usually read by students in Years 9, 10 or above.
ISBN 9780008146344
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, UK, 2016
Lindstrom, Eric
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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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Faber book of Greek legends, The
Greek legends for the younger reader.
ISBN 9780571206728
Publisher Faber & Faber, 2001
Lines, Kathleen
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Loneliness of distant beings, The
Seren longs to have the sunshine on her skin. But, when you're floating through space at thousands of kilometres an hour, you have to accept there are things you cannot change. But, when Dom arrives in her life, he changes everything and, for a while, he becomes the Sun for her. Being with him flaunts every rule designed to keep their home in order but to lose him would be like losing herself. In the end, they must decide what is most important, loyalty to the only home they've ever known or to each other.
ISBN 9781510200166
Publisher Little, Brown & Co, 2016
Ling, Kate
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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
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My story: the Yankee whaler, the diary of Thomas Morris
Thomas Morris thinks something mysterious is going on in Bunbury. The telegrams he delivers carry cryptic messages and strangers are acting in odd ways. Tom writes down his exciting adventures as he becomes part of a mysterious and amazing plot.
ISBN 9781865044385
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2001
Lisson, Deborah
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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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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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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
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Little white duck: Childhood in China, A
The world is changing for two girls in China is the 1970s. Da Qin and her sister live in the city of Wuhan with their parents. When their country's leader, Chairman Mao, dies, new opportunities begin to emerge. The sisters soon learn that their childhood will be much different than the upbringing their parents experienced. Eight short stories-based on the author's own life- give readers a unique look at what it was like to grow up in China during this important time in history.
ISBN 9780716381150
Publisher Graphic Universe, 2012
Liu, Na & Martinez, Andres Vera (ill)
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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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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
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Fires: ten tales of dramatic blazes in history
Ten short stories about some of the worst fires in history, two with a strong environmental content. They include fires from the great fire in London in 1666 to the fire of the Chenobyl nuclear disaster in 1986.
ISBN 9780143302186
Publisher Penguin, 2004
Lloyd Kyi, Tanya
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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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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
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Wicked warriors and evil emperors
Imagine that you're made a king at twelve. You have tons of gold, a network of spies and a million soldiers. You also have plenty of enemies. This is the incredible story of Zheng Ying, who in 221BC conquered all the states, unified them under one banner and declared himself the first Emperor. He was brilliant and brutal, and his legend has lived on for thousands of years. Includes cartoon style illustrations.
ISBN 9780143304340
Publisher Penguin Books Australia, 2010
Lloyd, Alison & Denton, Terry (ill)
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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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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)
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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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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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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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Paladero: Riders of thunder realm, The
Joss, a mysterious boy with a tragic past, has only ever dreamed of being a Paladero. A cowboy knight of the Thunder Realm. Will he be able to complete his quest of crossing the savage lands to the doomed Ghost City of Vaal? With his fellow questors and his Raptor mount, Joss must complete this traditional rite of passage or die trying.
ISBN 9781760124700
Publisher Hardie Grant Egmont, 2016
Lochran, Steven
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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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Talk under water
Will and Summer meet online and strike up a friendship based on a coincidence. Both are missing a parent and need a friend. Summer lives in Will's old hometown, a small community on Tasmania's coast. But, Summer isn't telling the whole truth about herself. She figures it doesn't matter, if they never see each other. But, when Will returns and they meet, Summer can no longer hide her secret.
ISBN 9780702253690
Publisher University of Queensland Press, 2015
Lomer, Kathryn
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Call of the wild
Buck is a family pet and life is good in Santa Clara Valley, where he spends his days eating and sleeping in the golden sunshine. But, one day, a treacherous act of betrayal leads to his kidnap, and he is forced into a life of toil and danger as a sledge dog in the harsh and freezing cold Yukon, Buck must fight for his survival. This is a classic story of cruelty, kindness and survival in a harsh environment.
ISBN 9780192728012
Publisher University of Queensland Press, 2008
London, Jack
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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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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
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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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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
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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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48 hours: Vanishing, The
Jazz always wanted to be a detective, and now she has no choice! Her best friend Anika has been kidnapped over a 20 year old mystery. Can the annoying school rebel help her link the clues, within the first 48 hours?
ISBN 9781743629758
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2017
Lord, Gabrielle
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Conspiracy 365 black ops: Endgame
Shadow Island's volcano is erupting and Cal and Ryan are trapped on the island with the evil Damien Thoroughgood, who will stop at nothing to fulfil his deadly plan. After surviving in the jungle and outwitting his enemy for so long, Cal risks losing his brother and everything he's worked towards. Cal must make a difficult decision to save his brother's life and try to stop Damien from unleashing earth-shattering evil.
ISBN 9781742835204
Series Conspiracy 365 series (17 books)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2013
Lord, Gabrielle
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Conspiracy 365 black ops: Hunted
Cal is undercover and evading search parties, planning rescue missions and sneaking through a maze of hidden tunnels is an average day for Cal as he evades capture.
ISBN 9781742835198
Series Conspiracy 365 series (17 books)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2013
Lord, Gabrielle
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Conspiracy 365 black ops: Missing
Cal agrees to work as an undercover agent to find his twin and on an island for troubled twins he faces his most heart-stopping challenges yet.
ISBN 9781742835181
Series Conspiracy 365 series (17 books)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2013
Lord, Gabrielle
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Series Conspiracy 365 series (17 books)
Lord, Gabrielle
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Conspiracy 365: April
A high-speed chase gone wrong leaves Cal exposed to certain capture by Oriana's thugs. He knows if they succeed, any hope of seeing Gabbi alive again is remote. He has to get away but he can't just leave a man to drown.
ISBN 9781741690361
Series Conspiracy 365 series (4 of 17)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2010
Lord, Gabrielle
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Conspiracy 365: August
Buried alive in a coffin, Cal's chances of survival are running out as fast as the air around him. Thanks to his unknown attackers, he's lost the Jewel and the Riddle, and now his life hangs in the balance. Six feet under. Boges and Winter are frantically trying to find him before it's too late.
ISBN 9781741693201
Series Conspiracy 365 series (8 of 17)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2010
Lord, Gabrielle
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Conspiracy 365: December
It's December, the final month in the deadly 365 day countdown. Cal desperately needs to get to Ireland but, with airport security at an all-time high, escaping the country seems impossible. He must reach the Ormond Singularity before midnight. One thing's for sure, people will lose their lives in the fight to the end.
ISBN 9781741693249
Series Conspiracy 365 series (12 of 17)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2010
Lord, Gabrielle
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Conspiracy 365: February
Callum has survived January, on the run from villains and criminals chasing the secret they believe he possesses, the key to vast fortune for his family. Callum's sister has been viciously attacked and the police believe Callum is responsible. The mystery is deepened by his suspicions of Winter.
ISBN 9781741690347
Series Conspiracy 365 series (2 of 17)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2010
Lord, Gabrielle
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Conspiracy 365: January
Callum Ormond is jolted out of his ordinary school and family life by a series of events where at least one villain is after his life and his family secret. The problem is that Callum does not even know the secret himself. He only knows that his dad, who died in mysterious circumstances, has left him a puzzle to solve.
ISBN 9781741690330
Series Conspiracy 365 series (1 of 17)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2009
Lord, Gabrielle
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Conspiracy 365: July
Breaking out of the fishing net is the least of Cal's worries. All kinds of perils await him on deck. He dodges the cops but becomes indebted to a boat captain. He must learn more about Piers Ormond's will but is stuck carting fish to earn back his freedom. Cal may have a chance if he can find his great-aunt.
ISBN 9781741693195
Series Conspiracy 365 series (7 of 17)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2010
Lord, Gabrielle
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Conspiracy 365: June
With seconds to spare, Cal escapes from the burning wreck of the Orca. Helicopters search from the sky, while Oriana's thugs chase on foot. Cal must dodge the cops and crims, and return to his pursuit of the Ormond Jewel. Convinced Sligo has the Jewel, Cal embarks on a dangerous break-in mission to retrieve it.
ISBN 9781741690385
Series Conspiracy 365 series (6 of 17)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2010
Lord, Gabrielle
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Conspiracy 365: Malice
Callum, Boges and Winter lived through the 365 days it took to solve the Ormond Singularity then barely escaped from a lunatic bent on revenge. Now a deadly secret from Winter's mysterious past has come to haunt them. The countdown begins again.
ISBN 9781742833828
Series Conspiracy 365 series (14 of 17)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2011
Lord, Gabrielle
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Conspiracy 365: March
Trapped, with a train bearing down on him, Cal's chances of survival look grim. The cops and criminal gangs are unrelenting, they want him behind bars or dead. The stakes are getting higher but all the clues to the Ormond Singularity just lead to more puzzles, and more danger.
ISBN 9781741690354
Series Conspiracy 365 series (3 of 17)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2010
Lord, Gabrielle
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Conspiracy 365: May
The sound of screaming fills the air. Cal's identity has been stripped from him and he's been locked up in an asylum where danger lurks on both sides of the bars. He has no idea who has put him there but the doctors are convinced that Cal is delusional, and have no intention of setting him free.
ISBN 9781741690378
Series Conspiracy 365 series (5 of 17)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2010
Lord, Gabrielle
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Conspiracy 365: November
The deadline of the 31st of December is fast approaching and Cal's enemies are closing in on all sides. Even the notorious Toecutter Durham has emerged from the underworld to join the hunt. With so many answers finally imminent, it's crucial that Cal dodges danger and stays alive.
ISBN 9781741693232
Series Conspiracy 365 series (11 of 17)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2010
Lord, Gabrielle
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Conspiracy 365: October
A gun shot rings out as Cal hides from his stalkers. The hostile desert seems determined to become Cal's final resting place. Back in the city, an impossible job looms. To break into Oriana's safe at Zurich Bank, Boges needs to make a perfect copy of her fingerprint, and they need her PIN identification.
ISBN 9781741693225
Series Conspiracy 365 series (10 of 17)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2010
Lord, Gabrielle
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Conspiracy 365: Revenge
After three hundred and sixty-five days on the run, Cal Ormond is finally back with family and friends, and life seems good. But, one night, Cal receives a mysterious message. He doesn't know if it's a real warning or a hoax.
ISBN 9781741699760
Series Conspiracy 365 series (13 of 17)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2011
Lord, Gabrielle
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Conspiracy 365: September
Convinced Oriana was behind his little sister's kidnapping, Cal teams up with Boges to pull off a plan to extract vital information out of her. Together, they plant a listening bug in Oriana's house by firing it through her window with an air rifle, hoping his would-be killer will reveal the location of the precious Jewel and Riddle.
ISBN 9781741693218
Series Conspiracy 365 series (9 of 17)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2010
Lord, Gabrielle
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Fearless
Powerful story of innocent, persecuted children, estranged from society. One special messianic child never gives up hope that they will be rescued. When mass conformity and degeneration replace hope and humanity, what would it take to overcome the absolute power of the oppressor? An allegory for the experiences of the Jewish people in Nazi Germany. Strong language used in context.
ISBN 9781406308624
Publisher Walker Books, 2007
Lott, Tim
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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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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
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Girl with no name, The
Matthew sets off alone to find Aboriginal rock paintings that he knows are hidden in Goanna Gorge. When Matthew realises he is lost, the strange, wild country seems to mock him with its secrets until he meets the girl with no name.
ISBN 9780140369533
Publisher Penguin, 1994
Lowe, Pat
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Desert cowboy
Yinti travels from one outback place to another. He is a Desert Cowboy who experiences a series of firsts: learning the kartiya language (English), his first pay, seeing kartiyas (whitefellas), cars, cows and horses and trousers made from flour bags.
ISBN 9781875641574
Publisher Magabala Books, 2000
Lowe, Pat & Pike, Jimmy (ill)
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Desert dog
Spinifex, a dingo pup, is adopted by a family living in the traditional way, moving from waterhole to waterhole. Based on an incident in his childhood, the pup encountering station life shares the experience of Jimmy Pike's own people.
ISBN 9781875641352
Publisher Magabala Books, 1997
Lowe, Pat & Pike, Jimmy (ill)
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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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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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Giver, The
A futuristic story about Jonas' world in which no-one can have an independent thought.
ISBN 9780007141425
Publisher HarperCollins US, 2003
Lowry, Lois
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Number the stars
A story of the determination of the people of Denmark to protect their Jewish friends from the Nazis in World War II.
ISBN 9780732250911
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, UK, 1994
Lowry, Lois
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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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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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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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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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Paladin
Sam could never have imagined how one good deed would change his world. Finny knows a lot more about changing worlds than she has let on. Together, these two strange friends will find their true calling in a land far from their own, one where danger and magic go hand-in-hand.
ISBN 9781862918672
Publisher Omnibus Books, 2010
Luckett, Dave
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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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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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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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