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Mars One
Tristan is heading to Mars, part of the colonising first fleet from Earth. He and his girlfriend, Izzy, are reality television stars for a reason - like their namesakes, Tristan and Isolde, their love story is destined for heartache. But it is the mysterious sabotage, aboard the spaceships hurtling towards Mars, that offers the most captivating aspect of the plot.
ISBN 9781481461627
Publisher Simon & Schuster, 2017
Maberry, Jonathan
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35027
Way we work, The
Explore the human body from head to toe. Lots of interesting facts and details about how our bodies works for us.
ISBN 9781406322224
Publisher Walker Books, 2009
Macaulay, David
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How to bee
In a world where bees are extinct, the quickest, bravest kids climb fruit trees and pollinate the flowers by hand. All Peony wants to be is a bee - dancing along the high branches and helping her gramps and sister scratch out a living. Life on the farm is a scrabble, but there is enough to eat and a place to sleep, and there is love. Then Peony's mother arrives to take her away from everything she has ever known. Will Peony's grit and quick thinking be enough to keep her safe?
ISBN 9781760294335
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2017
MacDibble, Bren
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Tutankhamun's tomb
Two very different men share an ambition to discover a tomb that nobody else believes is there. It takes many years to locate the burial place of the boy king and many more to uncover the treasures hidden therein.
ISBN 9780439982382
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2003
MacDonald, Alan
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Lake at the end of the world, The
Two children are living in a community in an underground cave because The Counsellor has dropped toxic waste on the earth above.
ISBN 9780140379389
Publisher Penguin, 1995
MacDonald, Caroline
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Women in medieval times
A study of the role of women in Roman and medieval periods in history.
ISBN 9780872265691
Publisher McGraw Hill, 1999
MacDonald, Fiona
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45305
Australian backyard explorer
Australian history joins with science to bring the world of the explorer to life. Each chapter contains an historical section plus a related project and some quirky but interesting facts. Trying to stay alive and keeping an eye on the weather are just as applicable today as they were two hundred years ago. Tales of tragedy, conflict and death, loyalty, amazing perseverance and wonderment.
ISBN 9780642276841
Publisher National Library of Australia, 2009
Topics / STEM /
Macinnis, Peter
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Australian backyard naturalist
Ever wondered what all those tiny bugs are that you see when you look very closely at a rosebud on a rosebush? Ever wanted to be able to identify a bird just from hearing its song? Want to learn how to keep a pet ant lion? All that and more is to be found within this informative book. Features personal accounts from the author's experiences with many of the species mentioned.
ISBN 9780642277428
Publisher National Library of Australia, 2012
Macinnis, Peter
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Kokoda track: 101 days
A fascinating account of the battle for the Kokoda Track in 1942 where 550 men of the 39th Militia Battalion slowed, and eventually stopped, the advance of 6000 experienced Japanese troops across the massive Owen Stanley Ranges.
ISBN 9781876372965
Publisher Black Dog Books, 2007
Macinnis, Peter
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41508
Teens
Lennie is leaving the security of life at home to attend a day school in Sydney. She is full of excitement but life outside her secure house with her younger sisters throws up all sorts of challenges, She finds a best friend in Mabel Jones, a fellow pupil and begins to develop her talents as a writer. A charming tale of life as a teenage girl in Sydney in the late 1800's.
ISBN 9781460750797
Publisher Angus & Robertson (HarperCollins), 2016
Mack, Louise
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Storm callers
In tiny Miller's Flat, Mike is stuck at the caravan park helping his mum when he'd rather be with mates. One day, he meets feisty, city girl, Kirsty, who is trying to run away. Together, they escape their boredom and create their own world on a remote beach, beachcombing for treasures and imagining stories about pirates and washed up bodies.
ISBN 9781863682763
Publisher Fremantle Press, 2007
Mackay, Duncan
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493
I'm being stalked by a moon shadow
Seth Parrot lives in a dung-covered house with his brother and not so ex-hippy parents. Seth dreams of muscular girls and knows lots of quirky facts, more from reading teenage girls' magazines than from listening to his eccentric dad.
ISBN 9780143301981
Publisher Penguin, 2006
MacLeod, Doug
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Kevin the troll
Kevin, the troll, is crafty and cranky, mysterious and moody and he wants children pie for his seven-hundredth birthday. When trolls and humans make contact, amazing events occur.
ISBN 9780143302698
Publisher Puffin Australia, 2007
MacLeod, Doug
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Tigers on the beach
Adam is assistant manager at his parents holiday park, where, after the death of his grandfather, his grandmother has started scaring off the visitors and his parents have started fighting. Once he stops getting into embarrassing situations involving public nudity and work out what's so funny about two tigers on a beach, then maybe he can hope to figure out Samantha.
ISBN 9780143568520
Publisher Puffin Australia, 2014
Macleod, Doug
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Tumble turn
At an embarrassing stage of life, Dominic is burdened with a worrying mother, a father who fancies his teacher, an annoying sister and an embarrasiing friend. Dominic is practising Buddhism and resorts to emailing his estranged uncle for support.
ISBN 9780143300632
Publisher Puffin Australia, 2003
MacLeod, Doug
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Rust: a collection of short stories
Twelve short, engaging stories send readers on some humorous, tough and thought provoking journeys. The stories suit a wide range of reading abilities.
ISBN 9781876603014
Publisher Futuretrack Australia, 2005
Maekivi, Charles
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Goodnight Mister Tom
William is evacuated to the countryside during the bombing of English cities in World War II. Mr Tom takes him in and turns his sad life around.
ISBN 9780141329703
Publisher Puffin UK, 2010
Magorian, Michelle
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Just Henry
Set in post-war Britain in 1949, fourteen year old Henry has no friends and misses his war-hero father. He resents his stepfather and stepsister, and escapes by going to the cinema, his passion. When Henry develops an old camera film, he uncovers a mystery and events spiral until Henry's life resembles the drama of the big screen.
ISBN 9781405227575
Publisher Egmont Childrens, 2008
Magorian, Michelle
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Egg and spoon
Elena Rudina lives with her dying mother in the impoverished Russian countryside. One day, a train arrives carrying untold wealth, a cornucopia of food, and Ekaterina, a girl of Elena's age. When the two girls' lives collide, an adventure begins that includes mistaken identity, a monk locked in a tower, a prince travelling incognito and a wise-cracking Baba Yaga, a witch who lives in a house perched on chicken legs.
ISBN 9780763672201
Publisher Candlewick Press, 2014
Maguire, Gregory
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China: land of dragons and emperors
Paper, gunpowder, silk, porcelain, stirrups for riding horses and many other wonderful and extraordinary things were first used in China. Read about the rise and fall of dynasties, the superstitions and beliefs of the people and the famous people who are part of the great story of China.
ISBN 9781741754674
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2008
Mah, Adeline Yen
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Chinese Cinderella: the mystery of the Song Dynasty painting
Following a fall, and in hospital where Chinese Cinderella sees a copy of an ancient painting. She is haunted by vivid dreams that seem strange, yet somehow familiar, recalling a life lived eight hundred years ago during the Song Dynasty. Hypnosis is used, leaving open the concept of reincarnation.
ISBN 9781741146363
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2009
Mah, Adeline Yen
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Aliens in the family
Jake helps her new step-sister and step-brother to protect an alien from another dimension.
ISBN 9780590448987
Publisher Scholastic US, 1994
Mahy, Margaret
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97
Dangerous spaces
Athena finds a box covered with green material. Inside it, she sees a dream world which draws her and her cousins in.
ISBN 9780140363623
Publisher Puffin NZ, 1993
Mahy, Margaret
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185
Haunting, The
A child begins to receive strange messages and learns about a family legacy.
ISBN 9780140363258
Publisher Penguin, 2000
Mahy, Margaret
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437
Underrunners
Kidnapping and suspense highlight this story of two children who have to rely on courage and resourcefulness to escape from a bleak house.
ISBN 9780670841790
Publisher Viking UK, 1992
Mahy, Margaret
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Secrets in the fire
Based on a true account of a young refugee girl's determination to overcome the loss of her legs in a Mozambique landmine accident. A deeply moving and unforgettable story.
ISBN 9781865081816
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2000
Mankell, Henning
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Tiger stone
In Java in the fourteenth century, the villagers are fearful of Mbah Merapi, the rumbling volcano that overshadows their lives. Kancil, the lowliest kitchen servant, knows the real danger is human but she is fatherless and mute. She will lose everything if her identity is revealed. But, Kancil must warn the villagers of the danger they are facing.
ISBN 9781742032399
Publisher Black Dog Books, 2014
Mansell, Deryn
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Story of Titania and Oberon, The
Titania, the Fairy Queen, and Oberon, King of Fairies, fall into a quarrel about who should have charge of a little changeling boy. Oberon and his servant, Puck, cast a spell which causes Titania to fall magically in love with Nick Bottom, a weaver who has been given the head of a donkey. Oberon sees the error of his ways and seeks a way to reverse the spell and restore harmony.
ISBN 9781843653295
Publisher Pavilion, 2017
Manton, Jo & Bray, Phyllis (ill)
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Hairs in the palm of the hand
A story that features civil rights for women.
ISBN 9780722657287
Publisher Viking Children's, 1981
Mark, Jan
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7690
Animals Robert Scott saw: an adventure in Antarctica
In 1901, Robert Scott made his first trip to Antarctica. This is the incredible story of Scott's adventures and the animals he saw along the way.
ISBN 9780811849180
Publisher Chronicle Books, 2008
Markle, Sandra
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3603
Year my life broke, The
Josh and his family have moved from a nice city house, to a boring street in the country. There are dangerous strangers in his backyard and bullets flying past his ears. At his new school everyone thinks he is hopeless and he has no clue about sport, like cricket, but they are in for the shock of their lives.
ISBN 9781742613352
Publisher Pan MacMillan, 2014
Marsden, John
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Home and away
Everyone wants a safe place, a place to share with people they love and to call home. Torn from everything they know and love, a young boy and his family struggle to survive the harsh realities of living life as refugees. A harrowing read for refugees from other lands, a disturbingly thought-provoking read for those of us who have always lived in peace and with plenty.
ISBN 9780734410566
Publisher Lothian Books, 2008
Marsden, John & Ottley, Matt (ill)
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Rabbits, The
A sophisticated picture book depicting the invasion and multiplying of the rabbits. The threat that this poses is symbolic of the coming of white civilisation to Australia.
ISBN 9780734402219
Publisher Thomas C Lothian Pty Ltd, 2000
Marsden, John & Tan, Shaun (ill)
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I can jump puddles
Alan Marshall's classic autobiography shows how someone who contracted polio at the age of six, in 1908, and was permanently crippled can still lead a fulfilling life.
ISBN 9780143003045
Publisher Penguin, 2004
Marshall, Alan
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10177
Santa Claus in Baghdad and other stories about teens in the Arab world
Eight short stories that provide a window into the little known world of teenagers growing up in different parts of the Arab world, including Iraq, Tunisia, Egypt, Lebanon, Syria and Jordan.
ISBN 9780253220042
Publisher Indiana University Press, 2008
Marston, Ella
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Lionheart: a journey of the human spirit
The inspirational sailing adventure of Jesse Martin's solo voyage around the world.
ISBN 9781865085708
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2001
Martin, Jesse
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3044
Edge of extinction
The age of man is over, reintroducing dinosaurs to Earth was an unsurprisingly bad idea. while the Survivors rebuild a society in underground bunkers, some wonder if there is more to what's left than this? Sky Munday breaks free from her compound to face the surface, the dinosaurs and maybe even to find her missing father. Who will kill her first, her former compound community, or the reptilian predators above?
ISBN 9780008152895
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, UK, 2016
Martin, Laura
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Ratwhiskers and me
A prose-verse novel, set amidst the chaos and brutality of the Victorian goldfields in the 1800s. The narrator, traumatised by a fire in which her family died, and her mangy dog, Ratwhiskers, are befriended by a Chinese boy. Posing as a boy, she flees to the Chinese camp, pretending to be Chinese and taking a new name.
ISBN 9781921150395
Publisher Walker Books, 2008
Marwood, Lorraine
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What's Biology all about?
Discover what life is, how it works and why Biology is more exciting today then ever before...
ISBN 9781409547068
Publisher Usborne Publishing Ltd, 2009
Maskell, Hazel et al
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Birdie in the sky
Birdie and her dad love being up in the sky in their Tiger Moth plane, Peggybelle. That is, until a terrible accident makes it a matter of life and death, and Birdie finds herself flying the plane alone.
ISBN 9780143305903
Series Aussie chomps (17 books)
Publisher Puffin Australia, 2011
Mason, Prue
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1914
Louis and Thomas are on holiday in Sarajevo, enjoying the privileges of life in a diplomat's family. But, when a bomb explodes and the heir to the Austrian Empire is assassinated, Europe descends into war. Louis travels to the front as a war correspondent. In northern France, he witnesses the war's first battles and the beginning of trench warfare. Louis' friends join the war effort too, with and against each other.
ISBN 9781743622476
Series Australia's great war series (1 of 5)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2014
Masson, Sophie
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Birds of a feather
Year 6 schoolgirls must deal with issues of bullying.
ISBN 9781863304726
Publisher Hodder Headline Australia Pty Ltd, 1996
Masson, Sophie
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Boggle hunters: Game on
Sam comes from a family of boggle hunters, although he is unaware of this when he is sent to stay with his English relatives. Computer games are Sam's passion and he cannot believe his eyes when he receives an invitation to become part of the role-playing game, 'Grim's castle'. Parallel stories ensue with Sam being led through a dangerous game and cousin Jenny searching for her missing parents. Fantasy and magic weave throughout this exciting quest.
ISBN 9781741698510
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2012
Masson, Sophie
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Cold iron
Tattercoat's only friends include Pug, the gooseherd, and Malkin, the serving maid. They devise a way to smuggle Tattercoat in to a birthday ball from which her grandfather has excluded her.
ISBN 9780733605833
Publisher Hodder Headline Australia Pty Ltd, 1998
Masson, Sophie
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In hollow lands
A group of teens are abducted into the land of the Korrigans. The human world continues to search for the group, who have now been separated into the two worlds. The heroic journeys of all the characters are akin to those journeys of the literature of old.
ISBN 9780340854426
Publisher Hodder Children's Books (UK), 2004
Masson, Sophie
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Ned Kelly's secret
Hugo and his father have come to Australia to research life in the gold fields. When the coach they are travelling on is bailed up by a bushranger, they decide to find out all they can about bushrangers. Little does Hugo know that when he befriends fifteen year old Ned Kelly, he is much closer to bushrangers that he expected. His comfortable travels with is father are about to lead to exciting and dangerous places.
ISBN 9781742830322
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2012
Masson, Sophie
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Tiger, The
Java is the setting for this story about an Indonesian family and an old mystery surrounding Nick's grandmother.
ISBN 9780207196355
Publisher HarperCollins Australia, 1998
Masson, Sophie
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Understudy's revenge, The
Millie Osborne is an errand girl for King's company, the famous troupe of actors who, beset by misfortune, have decided to put on a spectacular performance of Hamlet to announce their comeback. When mysterious Oliver Parry arrives to audition for Hamlet, Millie is intrigued and wonders why he is so secretive. She investigates and Millie uncovers secret identities, betrayal, lies, revenge and, perhaps, even murder.
ISBN 9781741698138
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2011
Masson, Sophie
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War and resistance
In joining the Hitler Youth, Dieter finds belonging with other young men, and escape from his proud step father. Sasha and her family, having moved with her family from Sydney to France so her father can report on the war, find themselves under rule by the surging German army. Both have secrets to keep on the complex playing field of war and resistance, but as these two characters circle closer to each other, they need to decide if trust is possible.
ISBN 9781742769219
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2019
Masson, Sophie
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Case of the diamond shadow, The
Daisy and George find themselves caught up in a world of mystery and glamour when they try to unmask the jewel thief before it's too late.
ISBN 9780733323300
Publisher ABC Books, 2008
Masson, Sophie
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Road to Camelot, The
Short stories from a range of authors using characters from the life and times of the legendary King Arthur. Each tells the story of a turning point or magical moment in the early life of that character and the consequence for the future.
ISBN 9781740518017
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2002
Masson, Sophie (ed.)
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Beautiful lie, A
In 1947, Bilal is shields his dying father from the truth about the violence that is threatening India and their formerly peaceful community. With determination and help from friends, Bilal persuades others to collude with him in this deception, even printing false pages of the local newspaper. Bilal just wants his father to die in peace but that means Bilal has a complicated relationship with the truth.
ISBN 9781408805756
Publisher Bloomsbury, 2011
Master, Irfan
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How to hang a witch
The trials of high school start to feel like modern day witch hunt for Samantha Mather, who has all the wrong connections to Salem's past. To say Sam is unwelcome in Salem would be an understatement. She is the target of the Descendants, a mysterious group of girls whose ancestors were persecuted in the Witch Trials. Complicating her life further is Elijah, an inconveniently handsome resident ghost, and her cute new neighbour, Jaxon. When a centuries old curse is rekindled, Sam finds herself in the centre of it. Can she stop history repeating itself?
ISBN 9781406378795
Publisher Walker Books, 2018
Mather, Adriana
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Amazing and bizarre - ten wonderfully weird stories
A collection of ten, strange stories, including one about a person who swam so much, he grew fins.
ISBN 9780440407058
Publisher Yearling, 1992
Matthews, Penny (comp)
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Maralinga's long shadow
Yvonne Edwards, a highly respected Aboriginal artist and community leader, was just six years old when the first bombs of the nuclear tests at Maralinga were detonated in Australia in 1956. The tests continued until 1963 and their consequences profoundly affected her family and the community.
ISBN 9781760290177
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2016
Mattingley, Christobel
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No gun for Asmir
Asmir and his family are trying to escape from the war in Sarajevo.
ISBN 9780140367294
Publisher Puffin Australia, 1993
Mattingley, Christobel & Honey, Elizabeth (ill)
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Valentine
Four teenagers who are all born on the same Valentine's Day begin to disappear. As the bodies mount up, Pearl Linford has to work out what is happening before it happens to her. Finn Blacklin also shares a Valentines birthday and is the sworn enemy of Pearl. Finn is also the Valentine and a Seelie fairy changeling swapped for a human boy at birth. The Unseelie have come to kill the Valentine but they do not know who it is. Pearl must use all her wits to protect herself. Finn must come to terms with his newfound heritage. There is explosive chemistry too between them that must be dealt with.
ISBN 9780143574163
Publisher Penguin Books Australia, 2017
McAlister, Jodi
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Diary Z
Red Liston entertains the reader with diary entries about his teenage exploits.
ISBN 9781862913790
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 1998
McCarthy, Stephanie
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Little lower than the angels, A
Gabriel is apprenticed to a stonemason, a cruel master. When the opportunity presents itself, he runs away to join a troupe of travelling mystery players.
ISBN 9780192717801
Publisher Oxford University Press, 1998
McCaughrean, Geraldine
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Binna Binna man, The
A young Aboriginal boy is travelling back to his home on the mission to attend the funeral of a cousin.
ISBN 9781865080710
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 1999
McDonald, Meme & Pryor, Boori
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My girragundji
When a boy has bullies, a scary monster lurking about at night, and a strange noise outside his window to contend with, the last thing he expects is for a little green tree frog to be his saviour. But he names the frog Girragundji and together they learn how to be brave and face the world together.
ISBN 9781864488180
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 1998
McDonald, Meme & Pryor, Boori Monty
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Anna the goanna and other poems
A colourful, engaging picture book containing a collection of poems about living in an Aboriginal community.
ISBN 9780855753443
Publisher Aboriginal Studies Press, 2000
McDougall, Jill & Taylor, Jenny (ill)
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Among ants, between bees
An anthology covering a wide range of human experiences.
ISBN 9780732948412
Publisher Pan MacMillan, 1998
McFarlane, Peter
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Ship kings series
Any three 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 Ship kings series (4 books)
McGahan, Andrew
No book cover.
90431
Ship kings: The coming of the whirlpool
Young Dow Amber is no sailor. But driven by a strange sea-longing he ventures down to the great grim bay known as the Claw. He hopes there to learn of seafaring, but he finds only a fearful people who scarcely sail at all, for fear they have been cursed.
ISBN 9781742376479
Series Ship kings series (1 of 4)
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2011
McGahan, Andrew
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Ship Kings: The ocean of the dead
At long last a captain of his own ship, Dow Amber is determined to venture beyond the final frontier, the still, stagnant waters of the Doldrums, in search of a New World. With Nell finally by his side, he is hopeful they can start again, far from politics, betrayal and war. But, none who have sailed the Ocean of the Dead have returned to tell the tale. Before long, an old enemy appears, bringing new dangers. The fleet will either sail to certain death or to glorious new life beyond the treacherous Doldrums. The final book in the Ship Kings series.
ISBN 9781760292188
Series Ship kings series (4 of 4)
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2016
McGahan, Andrew
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Ship kings: The voyage of the unquiet ice
Dow Amber has set sail at last upon the battleship, Chloe, but he wonders if an outsider and an enemy can ever truly belong in the Ship Kings' world. In the icy wastes, Dow must take his fate in hand, discover whether he is truly destined to be a mariner and determine whether the mysterious scapegoat girl, Ignella, is a friend or foe.
ISBN 9781742378220
Series Ship kings series (2 of 4)
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2012
McGahan, Andrew
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41801
Ship kings: The war of the four isles
Dow Amber, an intrepid sailor, has been unhappily biding his time in the backwaters of the Twin Islands, while war rages on the high seas, between his brave, inventive rebels and the tyrannical Ship Kings. When an enemy sailor brings news of captured allies, Dow is driven to a daring escape plan. But, he doesn't realise the cost of escape and how troubling the thirst for revenge can become.
ISBN 9781743315095
Series Ship kings series (3 of 4)
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2014
McGahan, Andrew
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Casson family series
Any three 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 Casson family series (5 books)
McKay, Hilary
No book cover.
78100
Forever Rose
It's tough being the youngest and Rose is feeling lonely. The family is busy doing their own things and Rose comes home to a quiet, empty house every day. School is no longer a peaceful place either because of her new, irritating teacher, Mr Spencer. Rose is having a difficult time with reading and is deeply disappointed when no-one has time to shop for a Christmas tree.
ISBN 9780340931073
Series Casson family series (5 of 5)
Publisher Hodder Children's Books (UK), 2008
McKay, Hilary
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Saffy's angel
Saffy feels like an outsider until her family's actions and efforts on her behalf make her feel very loved, in this, our first meeting with the delightful, Casson family children.
ISBN 9780340850800
Series Casson family series (1 of 5)
Publisher Hodder Children's Books (Australia), 2004
McKay, Hilary
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Ubby's Underdogs series
Any three 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 Ubby's Underdogs series (3 books)
McKenna, Brenton E
No book cover.
3872
Ubby's Underdogs: Heroes beginnings
In Broome, a small pearling town in the heart of an ancient land, Ubby, a smart, street-wise Aboriginal girl, is the leader of a rag-tag gang, known as the Underdogs. The gang's efforts to locate Sai Fong, the Dragon Summoner, have been halted by the ambitious pearling master, Paul Donappleton. Old myths and smoky legends from an ancient scroll begin to take on new meaning and it becomes a race to unravel the truth.
ISBN 9781922142139
Series Ubby's Underdogs series (2 of 3)
Publisher Magabala Books, 2013
McKenna, Brenton E
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Ubby's Underdogs: Return of the dragons
It is the late 1940s and Broome, a small pearling town in the heart of an ancient land, is still recovering from WWII. Ubby and her gang of Underdogs cross into the Forbidden Zone on the Broome coastline in a desperate bid to locate their missing friend Sai Fong who has disappeared without a trace. What they encounter is worse than anything they could ever have imagined. To survive, the Underdogs must call upon the local gangs to unite, solve the mystery of the Dragon Summoner, and make contact with the mysterious Phoenix Dragon to fight the battle of all battles against an evil and unearthly enemy. What is at stake is the future of humanity itself. The third and final installment in the Ubby's Underdogs graphic novel series.
ISBN 9781922142603
Series Ubby's Underdogs series (3 of 3)
Publisher Magabala Books, 2019
McKenna, Brenton E
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Ubby's Underdogs: The legend of the phoenix dragon
In Broome in the 1940s, the pearling town is recovering from World War II. Ubby, a street-wise Aboriginal girl, leads a rag-tag gang known as the Underdogs. When Ubby recruits Sai Fong, a Chinese girl off the boat from Shanghai, they are thrown into a series of bizarre adventures full of myths and legends, and secrets never before exposed.
ISBN 9781921248313
Series Ubby's Underdogs series (1 of 3)
Publisher Magabala Books, 2011
McKenna, Brenton E
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Catch a falling star
It's 1979 and the sky is falling. Skylab, that is. Somewhere high above Frankie Avery, one of the world's first space stations is tumbling to Earth. And rushing back with it are old memories. Things twelve-year-old Frankie thought she'd forgotten. Things her mum won't talk about, and which her little brother Newt never knew. Only ... did he? Does he? Because as Skylab circles closer, Newt starts acting strangely. And while the world watches the sky, Frankie keeps her own eyes on Newt. Because if anyone's going to keep him safe, it's her. It always has been. But maybe this is something bigger than splinters and spiders and sleepwalking. Maybe a space station isn't the only thing heading straight for calamity.
ISBN 9781925381207
Publisher Walker Books, 2019
McKinlay, Meg
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Single stone, A
Jena's life as leader of the line, gathering mica from deep inside the mountain, is hard. But, it is all she knows, accepting everything that her community leaders tell her. After an unfortunate accident, Jena discovers a small polished stone, which brings forth buried memories from her past. These memories disrupt everything and everyone around her.
ISBN 9781925081701
Publisher Walker Books Australia Pty Ltd, 2015
McKinlay, Meg
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Blue sword, The
Living in the desert country of Damar, shared by the Homelanders and the secretive magical Hillfolk, orphaned Harry Crewe is kidnapped by Corlath, the Hillfolk king. He intends to train her in the arts of war until she is a match for any of his men.
ISBN 9780141309750
Publisher Penguin Putnam, 2002
McKinley, Robin
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Nzingha, warrior queen of Matamba, Africa 1595
Presents the fictional diary of thirteen year old Nzingha, a sixteenth-century West African princess, who loves to hunt and hopes, one day, to lead her kingdom against the invasion of the Portuguese slave traders.
ISBN 9780439112109
Series Royal diaries series (20 books)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2000
McKissack, Patricia
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Thirteen
Thirteen short stories about being thirteen years old written by thirteen different authors. Includes spoilt birthday parties, peer pressure, embarrassing parents, finding your identity and being true to yourself.
ISBN 9781843628354
Publisher Orchard Books, 2005
McLay, John (ed)
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Ancient hero, The
When Zelder translates three ancient spells she becomes the target of the sinister swordsman called the stalker. She and her brother, would-be swordsman Corram, must cheat death to stop the whole world being destroyed.
ISBN 9780734406576
Series Quentaris chronicles series (15 of 28)
Publisher Thomas C Lothian Pty Ltd, 2004
McMullen, Sean
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346
See how they run
A British family is forced to flee to Australia to escape criminals in England. This six-part thriller is exciting and suspenseful.
ISBN 9780141303338
Publisher Penguin, 1999
McRobbie, David
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6396
To brave the seas
Adam hears the tales of bravery even before the war broke out. As many did in that time he wanted to be a part of the war, not for the glory but as part of the Merchant Navy. The sea is his home and thus contains the highs and lows of any home. We follow Adam through real storms at sea along with political ones not of his making. Tempered by the sea he learns the value of trust and the friends that trust is found in and through.
ISBN 9781743313077
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2013
McRobbie, David
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7496
Waxing with Wayne
More adventures of Wayne Wilson. Wayne's sister is engaged, his hideous young cousin and wonderfully eccentric grandfather come to stay and his best mate seems to upstage him on every occasion, leaving Wayne's love life in tatters.
ISBN 9781863300933
Publisher Hodder Headline Australia Pty Ltd, 1991
McRobbie, David
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3067
Hexenhaus
In 1628, Veronica and her brother flee for their lives into the German woods after their father is burned at the stake. At the dawn of the eighteenth century, Scottish maid Katherine is lured into political dissent after her parents are butchered for their beliefs. In present-day Australia, Paisley navigates her way through the burning torches of small-town gossip after her mother's new-age shop comes under scrutiny. A powerful historical novel about three young women caught in the hysteria of their own times.
ISBN 9780702254253
Publisher University of Queensland Press, 2016
McWatters, Nikki
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51535
Send Simon Savage
After his father mysteriously goes missing, thirteen year old Simon is invited to follow in his father's footsteps by joining a team that experiments with time travel.
ISBN 9781921541339
Publisher Little Hare Books, 2010
Measday, Stephen
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In the monkey forest
Miki is entrusted to return a piece of embroidered fabric and a silk ribbon to Aiko and inherits a bossy little pixie called Nameless. Miki must unravel clues from the past to save the day.
ISBN 9780143302162
Publisher Puffin Australia, 2005
Meehan, Kierin
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Night singing
A funny and fascinating story of contemporary Australia with a moving tale of survival in Hiroshima at the end of the Second World War. When Josh breaks his leg, he is rescued by his kind but mysterious neighbour, Mrs Murakami.
ISBN 9780143300601
Publisher Penguin, 2003
Meehan, Kierin
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Chasing the valley
Danika Glynn is used to struggling to survive. When the tyrannous king launches an attack on her city, she risks her life in a daring escape and joins a crew of refugees, who seek Magnetic Valley, a legendary safe haven. Danika also grapples with her burgeoning magical abilities and, when she meets the mysterious Lukas, she must balance her feelings against her crew's safety.
ISBN 9781742759548
Series Chasing the valley series (1 of 3)
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2013
Melki-Wegner, Skye
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Chasing the valley series
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Series Chasing the valley series (3 books)
Melki-Wegner, Skye
No book cover.
43068
Chasing the valley: Borderlands
Danika and her crew of escaped refugees are seeking the safety of the Magnetic Valley and trying to evade the king's most lethal hunter. They must cross the smugglers' territory, the Borderlands, which are lawless and steeped in ancient magic. When one of the crew is badly wounded, Danika seeks the smugglers' help and accepts a bargain that might prove deadly. But, it is Lukas who hides the most dangerous secret.
ISBN 9781742759562
Series Chasing the valley series (2 of 3)
Publisher Random House Children's Books, 2014
Melki-Wegner, Skye
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Chasing the valley: Skyfire
Danika Glynn and her crew of refugees finally reach the Magnetic Valley. But, they don't know whether it will provide the safe refuge and land of freedom they imagine. When a runaway girl is shot down before their eyes, Danika and her friends realise that this new land is no paradise. They must try to fit in at all costs, even if revealing their secrets will mean a death sentence.
ISBN 9780857981721
Series Chasing the valley series (3 of 3)
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2014
Melki-Wegner, Skye
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Hush, The
Chester is searching for clues about his father and why he disappeared. But, when he's caught illegally connecting with the Song as he plays his beloved fiddle, Chester is sentenced to death. Only a licensed Songshaper can bend music to their will. Susannah knows the secrets of The Hush, where there is no music, only deadly Echoes that will steal your soul, and she has plans for Chester.
ISBN 9780857985668
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2015
Melki-Wegner, Skye
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Changing stories
A collection of different versions of folk and fairy stories designed to encourage secondary students to consider different points of view and the ways stories can change over time.
ISBN 9781875136018
Publisher Chalkface Press, 1990
Mellor, Bronwyn & Hemming, Judith & Leggett, Jane
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After-room, The
Benjamin and Janie are trying to live a safe, normal life in America. But, they have the power to prevent nuclear disaster and sinister forces are circling. The advice of a mysterious, unscrupulous magician propels them into danger and towards the land of the dead. When their friend, Jin Lo, washes up on a remote island and finds herself on the trail of a deadly threat in China, they must somehow reach her to help.
ISBN 9781925240627
Series The Apothecary trilogy series (3 books)
Publisher Text Publishing Co, 2015
Meloy, Maile
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Apothecary, The
In 1952, after her parents are identified as communists, Janie must move from Los Angeles to the safety of London. The war has ended but it's a tense time, and Janie is uncomfortable at her new school. She notices Benjamin, a curiously defiant boy, who dreams of becoming a spy. When his father, an apothecary, is kidnapped, Benjamin and Janie are embroiled in a plot involving real espionage and nuclear threats.
ISBN 9781921758171
Series The Apothecary trilogy series (3 books)
Publisher Text Publishing Co, 2011
Meloy, Maile
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Apprentices, The
It's two years since Janie Scott last saw Benjamin Burrows, the mysterious apothecary's defiant son who stole her heart. Benjamin has been experimenting with a new formula, allowing him to communicate with Janie across the globe. When a mystery threatens them all, Janie, Benjamin and their friend, Pip, are thrown into a desperate chase around the world to find one another, while trying to unravel the mystery.
ISBN 9781922147141
Series The Apothecary trilogy series (3 books)
Publisher Text Publishing Co, 2013
Meloy, Maile
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The Apothecary trilogy series
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Series The Apothecary trilogy series (3 books)
Meloy, Maile
No book cover.
31116
Promise horse, The
Harry is tired of being the tall new kid with red hair, big feet, and freckles. The one with the dead sister who's voice follows her every where she goes. People tell her she's imagining Sissy, but they are wrong, surely she wouldn't be such a pain if Harry was making her up? When Harry's wish for a horse comes true and Marksman comes into her life she wonders if she should have wished so hard, because Marksman is big, huge even, and Harry wonders if she has taken on more than she can deal with. But could this challenge be just what she needs to learn the difference between standing out and standing up?
ISBN 9781760650568
Publisher Walker Books, 2018
Merchant, Jackie
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Brilliant fall of Gianna Z., The
All Gianna Zales wants to do is compete at the cross-country finals, but there is something standing in her way- a science project. She has less than a week to collect and document twenty-five leaves, and she'll lose her spot on the team if she can't pull it off. With a forgetful grandmother, a hearse-driving father, a mean-girl running rival, and new feelings toward her best friend, Gianna wishes life would just leave her alone to finish the project. Can Gianna Z get the stroke of brilliance she needs to make it all work out?
ISBN 9781681195476
Publisher Bloomsbury, 2018
Messner, Kate
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Colour of sunshine, The
Following the death of his older sister in a car accident, a nine year old boy is surrounded by the grief of his family.
ISBN 9780141310510
Publisher Penguin, 2000
Metzenthen, David
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6116
Finn and the big guy
Finn comes to the city for his first big break as a stablehand at a large racetrack. Working with the horses he loves, Finn feels valuable for the first time in his life. But there's trouble at the track, and Finn finds it difficult to know who to trust.
ISBN 9780140382679
Publisher Penguin, 1997
Metzenthen, David
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58097
Jarvis 24
We first meet Marc Jarvis and his best mate, Travis, as stereotypical sports-playing, girl-ogling sixteen year olds. As the book unfolds, we see beyond the exterior as Marc makes sense of his feelings and attitudes. His views about people, loyalty, friendship, love and its loss are challenged.
ISBN 9780143010043
Publisher Penguin Books Australia, 2009
Metzenthen, David
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45432
One minute's silence
In one minute of silence, you can imagine a war long gone. You can share what the soldiers saw and felt as they fought. And if you try, you might be able to imagine the enemy and see that he is not so different from you.
ISBN 9781743316245
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2014
Metzenthen, David & Camilleri, Michael (ill)
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1431
Anastasia, the last Grand Duchess, Russia 1918
A novel in diary form in which the youngest daughter of Czar Nicholas II describes the privileged life her family led up until the time of World War I and the tragic events that befell them.
ISBN 9780439129084
Series Royal diaries series (20 books)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2000
Meyer, Carolyn
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11071
Isabel, jewel of Castilla, Spain 1466
Isabel strives to remain on good terms with her controlling half-brother, King Enrique, and her younger sibling, the rebel King Alfonso in this tale of romance. As matches are made and broken, the princess finally weds the man of her choice.
ISBN 9780439078054
Series Royal diaries series (20 books)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2000
Meyer, Carolyn
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32595
Kristina, The Girl King, Sweden 1638
King Gustav II Adolf desperately wanted a son to become his heir. Upon his daughter's birth, the king declared she would be treated as a boy and, someday, be King of Sweden. Kristina describes learning fencing and horseback riding.
ISBN 9780439249768
Series Royal diaries series (20 books)
Publisher Scholastic UK, 2003
Meyer, Carolyn
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Cinder
CINDER, a gifted mechanic in New Beijing, and she's also a cyborg. She's reviled by her stepmother and blamed for her stepsister's sudden illness. But when her life becomes entwined with the handsome Prince Kai's, she finds herself at the centre of a violent struggle between the desires of an evil queen - and a dangerous temptation. Cinder is caught between duty and freedom, loyalty and betrayal. Now she must uncover secrets about her mysterious past in order to protect Earth's future.
ISBN 9780141340135
Series Lunar Chronicles series (1 of 6)
Publisher Penguin Books Australia, 2012
Meyer, Marissa
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13323
Cress
In this third book in the Lunar Chronicles, Cinder and Captain Thorne are fugitives on the run, now with Scarlet and Wolf in tow. Together, they're plotting to overthrow Queen Levana and her army. Their best hope lies with Cress, a girl imprisoned on a satellite since childhood who's only ever had her netscreens as company. All that screen time has made Cress an excellent hacker. Unfortunately, she's just received orders from Levana to track down Cinder and her handsome accomplice. When a daring rescue of Cress goes awry, the group is separated. Cress finally has her freedom, but it comes at a higher price. Meanwhile, Queen Levana will let nothing prevent her marriage to Emperor Kai. Cress, Scarlet, and Cinder may not have signed up to save the world, but they may be the only hope the world has.
ISBN 9780312642976
Series Lunar Chronicles series (3 of 6)
Publisher MacMillan, 2014
Meyer, Marissa
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Fairest
In this stunning bridge book between Cress and Winter in the bestselling Lunar Chronicles, Queen Levana's story is finally told. Fans of the Lunar Chronicles know Queen Levana as a ruler who uses her "glamour" to gain power. But long before she crossed paths with Cinder, Scarlet, and Cress, Levana lived a very different story - a story that has never been told, until now.
ISBN 9781250060556
Series Lunar Chronicles series (4 of 6)
Publisher MacMillan, 2015
Meyer, Marissa
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Lunar Chronicles series
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Series Lunar Chronicles series (6 books)
Meyer, Marissa
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13321
Scarlet
Cinder, the cyborg mechanic, returns in the second thrilling instalment of the bestselling Lunar Chronicles. She is trying to break out of prison - even though if she succeeds, she'll be the Commonwealth's most wanted fugitive. Halfway around the world, Scarlet Benoit's grandmother is missing. When Scarlet encounters Wolf, a street fighter who may have information as to her grandmother's whereabouts, she is loath to trust this stranger, but is inexplicably drawn to him, and he to her. As Scarlet and Wolf unravel one mystery, they encounter another when they meet Cinder. Now, all of them must stay one step ahead of the vicious Lunar Queen Levana, who will do anything for the handsome Prince Kai to become her husband, her king, her prisoner.
ISBN 9780312642969
Series Lunar Chronicles series (2 of 6)
Publisher MacMillan, 2013
Meyer, Marissa
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Stars above: A lunar chronicles collection
The universe of the Lunar Chronicles holds stories - and secrets - that are wondrous, vicious, and romantic. How did Cinder first arrive in New Beijing? How did the brooding soldier Wolf transform from young man to killer? When did Princess Winter and the palace guard Jacin realise their destinies? With nine stories - five of which have never before been published - and an exclusive never-before-seen excerpt from Marissa Meyer's upcoming novel, Heartless, about the Queen of Hearts from Alice in Wonderland, Stars Above is essential for fans of the bestselling and beloved Lunar Chronicles.
ISBN 9781250091840
Series Lunar Chronicles series (6 of 6)
Publisher MacMillan, 2016
Meyer, Marissa
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Winter
Princess Winter is admired by the Lunar people for her grace and kindness, and despite the scars that mark her face, her beauty is said to be even more breathtaking than that of her stepmother, Queen Levana. Winter despises her stepmother, and knows Levana won't approve of her feelings for her childhood friend--the handsome palace guard, Jacin. But Winter isn't as weak as Levana believes her to be and she's been undermining her stepmother's wishes for years. Together with the cyborg mechanic, Cinder, and her allies, Winter might even have the power to launch a revolution and win a war that's been raging for far too long. Can Cinder, Scarlet, Cress, and Winter defeat Levana and find their happily ever afters? Fans will not want to miss this thrilling conclusion to Marissa Meyer's national bestselling Lunar Chronicles series.
ISBN 9780312642983
Series Lunar Chronicles series (5 of 6)
Publisher MacMillan, 2016
Meyer, Marissa
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Leaving home
Set in South Africa, orphaned Sam has to leave his affluent life in the city, his computer, his trendy clothing and his pride, to live with his aunt in a village at the back of beyond. He has to sleep on the floor in a one-roomed hut, sharing with his aunt and cousins. Sam must work out where he belongs.
ISBN 9781842707784
Publisher Andersen Press Ltd, 2008
Michael, Jan
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18372
Usborne art ideas: drawing cartoons
Excellent book outlining the tips and techniques involved in creating cartoons. Includes links to a website for extra information, pictures and templates. Written in an easy to follow manner allowing even lesser artistic types to gain skills.
ISBN 9780746048429
Publisher Usborne Publishing Ltd, 2002
Milbourne, Anna & McCafferty, Jan & MacKinnon, Catherine-Anne
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Small free kiss in the dark, A
Skip is an outsider, a quiet observer, who draws pictures to make sense of the world. When war grips the city in which Skip and his mismatched family are surviving, they are forced to shelter in an empty fun fair, scavenge for food and live on their imaginations.
ISBN 9781741756586
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2009
Millard, Glenda
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Girl with the butterfly tattoo, The
The butterfly is a symbol of transformation. It reminds us that we are all able to change. We can make choices and we are in control. We can choose to replace the messages that shout 'You are not enough' - not hot enough, thin enough, talented enough, popular enough. This story encourages girls to question the limiting messages our culture keeps pushing: that a girl's greatest worth is her looks, and beauty comes in only one size and shape. It inspires and empowers girls to find their strength and be true to their own hearts and minds.
ISBN 9781742752556
Publisher Bantam Doubleday Dell Publishing Group Inc, 2012
Miller, Dannielle
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23781
Loveability: An empowered girls guide to dating and relationships
Not into you? Too into you? What happens when feelings aren't mutual? When to stay and when to go? Can't handle the heartbreak? Or maybe just sick of being single? In this guide, Dannielle Miller and Nina Funnell will help you navigate your way through the often complex world of relationships. Their combination of professional expertise and personal stories delivers a book that is like the best chat you could ever have with your friends, filled with good advice that is smart, but also warm, funny and never judgemental. And determine your love-ability with the help of quizzes, Q&As, compatibility tests and true love checklist.
ISBN 9780732296469
Publisher Angus & Robertson (HarperCollins), 2014
Miller, Dannielle & Funnell, Nina
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They told me I had to write this
Blamed for the death of his mother, carrying a terrible secret from Grade 5 and in trouble with the police, Clem is now in a school for toxic teenagers. Encouraged to write Clem goes deep into the trauma that has defined his life. Issues of bullying, child abuse, family dysfunction, drugs, grief. Street language used in context.
ISBN 9781876462840
Publisher Ford Street Publishing, 2009
Miller, Kim
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Boy who disappeared, The
Rodney has powers to be a 'switcher' who can travel between parallel worlds. One world is highly developed and the other is almost medieval. The story follows the adventures across both worlds.
ISBN 9780734408921
Publisher Thomas C Lothian Pty Ltd, 2006
Milton, Wendy
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2235
Fracture
Eleven minutes passed before Delaney Maxwell was pulled from the icy waters by her best friend, Decker. By then, her heart had stopped beating and her brain had stopped working. Delaney is declared officially dead. Then, she starts breathing and the doctors are mystified. Outwardly, Delaney has completely recovered but she knows something is wrong. Delaney finds herself drawn to the dying.
ISBN 9781408817391
Publisher Bloomsbury, 2012
Miranda, Megan
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Dougy
Dougy's sister, Gracey, is chosen for the State Athletics Championships but it leads to violence. It is up to Dougy to save his family from the racist war that ensues and the mysterious Moodagudda. The first book in a trilogy.
ISBN 9780702224997
Publisher University of Queensland Press, 2004
Moloney, James
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5880
Love that I have, The
Margot Baumann has left school to take up her sister's job in the mailroom of a large prison. But this is Germany in 1944, and the prison is Sachsenhausen concentration camp near Berlin. Margot is shielded from the camp's brutality as she has no contact with prisoners. But she does handle their mail and, when given a cigarette lighter and told to burn the letters, she is horrified by the callous act that she must carry out with her own hands. This is especially painful since her brother was taken prisoner at Stalingrad and her family have had no letters from him. So Margot steals a few letters, intending to send them in secret, only to find herself drawn to their heartrending words of hope, of despair, and of love. This is how Margot comes to know Dieter Kleinschmidt - through the beauty and the passion of his letters to his girlfriend. And since his girlfriend is also named Margot, it is like reading love letters written for her.
ISBN 9781460754634
Publisher HarperCollins Australia, 2018
Moloney, James
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Lucien
Young Lucien, the little boy Silvermay raised as her own, must be freed of his magic. It's not just for his sake, as Lucien might destroy the whole kingdom.
ISBN 9780732292058
Series Silvermay trilogy series (3 of 3)
Publisher Angus & Robertson (HarperCollins), 2013
Moloney, James
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314
Pipe, The
A skateboarding story with a twist.
ISBN 9780850917871
Publisher Thomas C Lothian Pty Ltd, 1996
Moloney, James
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8927
Silvermay
When she laid eyes on the strange couple, young village girl Silvermay, had no idea that her life would change so completely. All she knew was that the man was handsome and every girl in the town was looking at him. When the woman collapses, Silvermay is given the task of caring for her newborn child, and she is drawn into a voyage to save the child from a dark and bloody destiny, foretold in an ancient mosaic.
ISBN 9780732292034
Series Silvermay trilogy series (3 books)
Publisher Angus & Robertson (HarperCollins), 2011
Moloney, James
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Silvermay trilogy series
Any three 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 Silvermay trilogy series (3 books)
Moloney, James
No book cover.
362
Snake man, The
Terry and Liam are concerned about the contents of the box they helped carry into the derelict house of the taxidermist. Liam feels their concerns were warranted when Terry disappears.
ISBN 9780850918991
Publisher Thomas C Lothian Pty Ltd, 2000
Moloney, James
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Tamlyn
Silvermay has followed and assisted Tamlyn through many dangers to defeat the darkness of his soul and save baby Lucien from the evil magic inside of him. If Silvermay can save Tamlyn from himself, then together they may save Lucien from the horrors Coyle wants to inflict through Lucien.
ISBN 9780732292041
Series Silvermay trilogy series (3 books)
Publisher Angus & Robertson (HarperCollins), 2012
Moloney, James
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Young vikings, The
When his village is attacked, Hauk Johanson has no choice but to step up and lead the young Vikings on a quest for revenge. But there is one problem the young Vikings have never fought in battle. Can Hauk and his friends master the skills of sword and axe in time? Will the Gods be on their side? And does Hauk have what it takes to lead when the fate of an entire village lies in his hands?
ISBN 9781743811191
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2018
Moloney, James
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Harp at midnight, The
When thirteen year old Andrew Ferguson goes to stay in an old house in Ireland, he is immediately plunged into the mysteries of Irish legend.
ISBN 9780091838751
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 1999
Mor, Caiseal
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Gil's quest
Gilgamesh's story retold by Gil, himself, is a gripping blend of narrative, fantasy, history and myth, dating from around 2000 BC. It follows his quest for everlasting life which pits him against Enki the Shag and takes him to the end of the world.
ISBN 9780864615527
Publisher Koala Books, 2003
Morgan, Damian & Whatley, Bruce (ill)
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Flying through Clouds
It's not easy being a teenage boy growing up in the tough neighbourhood of Glebe in the 1930s. It's even harder when your dream is to become an aviator, your parents are dead against it, and your girlfriend's father is the School Principal. But Joe has even bigger challenges he must face and obstacles to overcome in order to achieve his dream. He has come up with a plan and won't let anyone stand in his way.
ISBN 9780995386501
Publisher Griffin Press, 2017
Morgan, Michelle
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2957
Highwayman's curse, The
On the run from the redcoats, the two young highwaymen, Will and Bess, find themselves in Scotland, blamed for a murder they did not commit. They are captured by smugglers and become embroiled in religious hatred and revenge that goes back for generations. Will and Bess will have to make decisions and choices that will test their courage to the limit.
ISBN 9781406303124
Publisher Walker Books, 2007
Morgan, Nicola
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Highwayman's footsteps, The
William de Lacy, the high born son of a gentleman, is on the run for stealing money and a horse. These are hanging offences and Will and the mysterious Bess must be resourceful and brave enough to survive an eighteenth century highwayman's life.
ISBN 9781406303117
Publisher Walker Books, 2006
Morgan, Nicola
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35562
Teenage guide to friends, The
Friendships and peer groups can cause problems and upsets in your teenage years. People can be confusing- until you understand how different personality traits, stresses and emotions affect their behaviours. Yours too! This book is for anyone who wants to know how friendships work and what to do when they don't. You'll find positive advice on how to make and keep friends, as well as positive strategies to help you through the tough times and make you feel more confident.
ISBN 9781406369779
Publisher Walker Books, 2017
Morgan, Nicola
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6509
Sally's story
The first part of Sally Morgan's My Place, presented as Sally's story of her school days, her family, growing up, going to university and trying to discover her place.
ISBN 9780949206787
Publisher Fremantle Press, 2003
Morgan, Sally
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6190
Sister heart
Annie, young Aboriginal girl, is taken from her family in the north of Australia and sent to an institution in the distant south. Away from everything she knows and everyone she loves, Annie must make a new life in a strange world. A sister-friend brings fresh hope.
ISBN 9781925163131
Publisher Fremantle Press, 2015
Morgan, Sally
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9287
Billy the kid
Billy doesn't think or act his age. His memories of his days as a Chelsea striker and his interests keep him younger than he seems.
ISBN 9780007105472
Publisher Collins, 2002
Morpurgo, Michael
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5668
Flamingo boy
Lorenzo is special. He seems to be able to communicate with animals. Which is odd, because he sometimes has problems communicating with people. Lorenzo has a particular bond with the flamingos that live in huge flocks on the marshes around his home in the Camargue. Lorenzo also loves music, and routine, and every week he visits the local town market with his mother. That's where he meets Kezia, whose parents own and run the wonderful carousel that captures his attention. Kezia shows Lorenzo how to ride the wooden horse, or cheval, as her mother plays the organ and in time they become firm friends. Life is good. But then the war intrudes, the Germans finally arrive and everything that Lorenzo and Kezia hold dear is threatened, even the flamingos. Yet, where there is life, there is hope and even amongst the occupying soldiers there are kind souls.
ISBN 9780008134648
Publisher HarperCollins Children's Books, 2018
Morpurgo, Michael
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6162
Mozart question, The
A moving tale of secrets and survival bound together by the power of music. When Lesley is sent to interview world-renowned violinist Paulo Levi, she is told that she can ask him anything at all -- except the Mozart question and that presents no problem at all because she has no idea of what that means.
ISBN 9781406306484
Publisher Walker Books, 2007
Morpurgo, Michael
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Running wild
For ten year old Will and his mother, going to Indonesia isn't just a holiday, it's a chance to put things behind them. At first, it seems just what they both need but, then, the tsunami comes crashing in. Oona, the elephant, that Will is riding on the beach, begins to run. When the tsunami has gone, Oona keeps on running. With only a bottle of water to sustain him, Will must learn to survive deep in the jungle.
ISBN 9780007317202
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, UK, 2009
Morpurgo, Michael
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11353
Singing for Mrs Pettigrew, a story-maker's journey
A number of Michael Morpurgo's beautifully written short stories, each one preceded by insights from the author relating to the background of the story and how he came to write it.
ISBN 9781406300765
Publisher Walker Books, 2006
Morpurgo, Michael
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9239
Toro Toro
The suffering, loss and futility of war are shown through the intensity of one child's experiences of the outbreak of the Spanish civil war when grandfather, Antonito, recalls his life.
ISBN 9780007107186
Publisher HarperCollins US, 2002
Morpurgo, Michael
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9214
Blabber mouth: the play
This stage adaptation of Gleitzman's novel explores disabilities, friendship and families.
ISBN 9780868194219
Publisher Currency Press, 2004
Morris, Mary
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9215
Two weeks with the queen: the play
A script which is as funny as the book, covering the same issues of death, cancer, AIDS and love.
ISBN 9780868194011
Publisher Currency Press, 2004
Morris, Mary
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3749
Slave girl
Exchange student Jenna has managed to get an appointment at New York's coolest hair salon, but when her teacher insists she stays at the boring Metropolitan Museum she stumbles into ancient Egypt.
ISBN 9780732294984
Publisher Angus & Robertson (HarperCollins), 2012
Moses, Alexa
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Lintang and the brightest star
A prophecy has been spoken. A monster has awoken. As the conquering hold of the United Regions continues to spread, time is running out for Lintang, Captain Shafira and the crew of the Winda to find allies in their quest for peace. But when they arrive in war-torn Kaneko Brown, the local rebels are too scared to help. The Vierzans have summoned a category ten mythie that devours the star of anyone who dares stand against them. Worse, the mythie has been prophesied to mean the end of Captain Shafira. Lintang must find a way to stop the most dangerous mythie in the guidebook or she'll lose her beloved captain forever.
ISBN 9780143788331
Series Lintang series (3 of 3)
Publisher Penguin Random House Australia, 2018
Moss, Tamara
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5322
Lintang and the Forbidden Island
The time has come to visit the forbidden island of Allay. But first Lintang needs to find her captain, and it seems the only way to get to the Winda is to join - then escape - the Vierzan navy. Only then will Captain Shafira set sail for Allay, where the crew of the Winda must uncover what really happened to the country's missing ruler. When disaster strikes, and Lintang is separated from her captain again, she and her friends must sneak through the heart of Allay, battle terrifying new mythies and overcome Captain Shafira's enemies to return to where they belong. Lintang was left behind once. She won't let it happen again.
ISBN 9780143783459
Series Lintang series (2 of 3)
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2018
Moss, Tamara
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35569
Lintang and the Pirate Queen
Lintang dreams of having adventures on the High Seas. When a deadly mythie attacks the same day the infamous Captain Shafira visits her island, Lintang gets her chance, defending her village with the bravery that earns her a place on the pirate queen's ship. But they've barely left the island when Lintang discovers her best friend, Bayani, has stowed away. Telling Captain Shafira means betraying her friend, but keeping Bayani's secret risks everything...including their lives.
ISBN 9780143783435
Series Lintang series (1 of 3)
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2017
Moss, Tamara
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18435
Operation Red Jericho
It is Shanghai in 1920. While on board the Expedient, Doug and Becca stumble across an amazing secret. What unfolds is a story of two young people caught up in an astonishing adventure and a story of an ancient order created to protect the world from evil. Book 1 of The Guild trilogy.
ISBN 9781406301755
Series The Guild trilogy series (1 of 3)
Publisher Walker Books, 2007
Mowll, Joshua
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66192
Operation Storm City
Becca and Doug are back at their old family home in India, where they discover research papers containing clues to the expedition route of their missing parents and the location the fabled Storm City. Soon, they are on a perilous journey to the Takla Makan desert, racing against the enemy by steam train, riverboat and airship across the Himalayas. Book 3 of The Guild Trilogy.
ISBN 9781406311327
Series The Guild trilogy series (3 of 3)
Publisher Walker Books, 2009
Mowll, Joshua
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80535
Operation typhoon shore
Battered by a typhoon, the Expedient is shipwrecked on a volcanic island in the Celebes Sea. There is no radio, no rescue and no escape. Doug and Becca MacKenzie's search for their missing parents must wait. When they unearth a strange riddle, Doug and Becca wonder if it holds the key to the dark secrets of the Guild and a means to escaping the island. Book 2 of The Guild trilogy.
ISBN 9781406305463
Series The Guild trilogy series (2 of 3)
Publisher Walker Books, 2007
Mowll, Joshua
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The Guild trilogy series
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Series The Guild trilogy series (3 books)
Mowll, Joshua
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581516
Killer T
Harry and Charlie are teenagers whose lives are shaped by a society that's shifting around them. He is a lonely Brit in his first term at a Las Vegas high school. She is an unlikely friend, who gets accused of mixing a batch of explosives that blew up a football player. The two of them are drawn together at a time when gene editing technology is starting to explode. With a lab in the garage anyone can beat cancer, enhance their brain to pass exams, or tweak a few genes for that year-round tan and perfect beach body. But in the wrong hands, cheap gene editing is the most deadly weapon in history. Killer T is a synthetic virus with a ninety per-cent mortality rate, and the terrorists who created it want a billion dollars before they'll release a vaccine.
ISBN 9781471407505
Publisher Hot Key Books, 2018
Muchamore, Robert
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693048
Robin Hood: Hacking, heists and flaming arrows
Robin is a skilled archer but when his archery gets him in trouble with the leader of the town gangsters, he heads for the Sherwood Forest to stay alive. However, unlike his classic counterpart, this twenty-first century Robin uses his computer hacking skills to steal from the rich and give to the poor.
ISBN 9781471408618
Publisher Hot Key Books, 2020
Muchamore, Robert
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21238
Nganga: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander words and phrases
Written by Aunty Fay Muir, an Elder and Traditional Owner of Boon Wurrung Country. She is the senior linguist at the Victorian Aboriginal Corporation for Languages in Melbourne. This collection of definitions, words and phrases is titled Nganga, which is defined on page 84 as "a word from Boon Wurrung language, meaning to see and understand".
ISBN 9781921977015
Publisher Black Dog Books, 2018
Muir, Aunty Fay & Lawson, Sue
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75918
Trash
Three friends are living on a heap of trash, a lifetime of sifting rubbish. One day they find something extraordinary. From that moment on they are hunted without mercy. But they can't run forever. The reality of a slum society in the modern world combined with an action packed mystery.
ISBN 9780385619028
Publisher David Fickling Books, 2010
Mulligan, Andy
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9352
Basketball
Indiana Pacer, Chris Mullin, introduces this fascinating new guide to basketball. He draws on his wealth of experience in America's National Basketball Association to show beginners all aspects of the game.
ISBN 9780751328059
Publisher Dorling Kindersley, 2000
Mullin, Chris
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48215
Harry Houdini: death-defying showman
With seemingly impossible escapes and incredible feats of illusion, Harry Houdini lived a life so fantastic that it seems almost too amazing even for fiction. Beyond his on-stage magic, Houdini was an airplane pioneer, movie star and debunker of frauds. One of his greatest tricks was hanging by his ankles, wrapped in a straightjacket, and freeing himself in less than three minutes.
ISBN 9781402732621
Series Sterling biographies series (12 of 29)
Publisher Sterling Publishing Co, 2007
Mullin, Rita Thievon
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49986
Thomas Jefferson: architect of freedom
One of the great thinkers of all time, Thomas Jefferson helped shape America in its early years. He was the third President of the United States and is famous for writing the Declaration of Independence. He was also a scientist, inventor, farming pioneer and educator.
ISBN 9781402733970
Series Sterling biographies series (13 of 29)
Publisher Sterling Publishing Co, 2007
Mullin, Rita Thievon
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17360
Dig 3ft NW: the legendary journey of Burke and Wills
In 1860, Robert Burke, accompanied by William Wills and a party of explorers, was prepared to risk everything to become the first European to cross the Australian continent from south to north. A few months later, a tree bore a strange carving, Dig under 3 ft NW. Burke, Wills and five other men were dead. A compelling account of a journey that was in trouble even before it began.
ISBN 9781921351723
Publisher Text Publishing Co, 2008
Murgatroyd, Sarah
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14828
Welcome to country
Welcome to the traditional lands of the Wurundjeri people. We are part of this land and the land is part of us. This is where we come from. Wominjeka Wurundjeri balluk yearmenn koondee bik. Welcome to country.
ISBN 9781922244871
Publisher Walker Books Australia Pty Ltd, 2016
Murphy, Aunty Joy & Kennedy, Lisa (ill)
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6358
1915
When Australia supported Britain in its fight against Germany, young teacher Stan Moore was one of the first to join up, swapping the classroom for adventure in Europe. But the 11th Battalion was sent, with the newly formed Anzac Corp, to Gallipoli where Stan confronted the hard lessons of war. The conditions were dismal and death was everywhere. So, too, were times of humour and bravery.
ISBN 9781743622483
Series Australia's great war series (2 of 5)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2015
Murphy, Sally
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15405
Becoming Billy Dare
When his mother dies, Paddy runs away from school and stows on a ship sailing to Australia. In his new land, Paddy is willing to try anything and has many jobs until he finally discovers what he really wants to do.
ISBN 9781865087351
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2004
Murray, Kirsty
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7468
Tough stuff
Stories of children famous for their talent, fortunes, protests, rebellion, prayers, heroism or just for hanging on through oppression and war, such as a young Genghis Khan, a seventeen year old maths professor, the wolf girls and a chess genius.
ISBN 9781864489293
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 1999
Murray, Kirsty
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1262
Year it all ended, The
Armistice Day, 11 November, 1918 is also Tiney's 17th birthday and heralds a change for all. The family eagerly awaits the return of their only son and brother and mourns with friends and relatives of those who will not return. Life in Adelaide during the war has not been easy for families, but for those returning life will never be the same. The following years bring the Spanish flu epidemic, broken families and the beginnings of new ones.
ISBN 9781743319413
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2014
Murray, Kirsty
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2720
India dark
In 1910, thirteen year old Poesy Swift has the opportunity to join a travelling performance troupe, she's excited about seeing the world and leaving her drab life in Melbourne. But, the trip heads to India instead of America and, as India simmers with the tension of a crumbling Empire, the troupe is gradually torn apart by ill fortune, sickness and tension. Based on the true story of the Lilliputian Opera Company.
ISBN 9781741758580
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2010
Murray, Kristy
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4048
Slightly true story of Cedar B Hartley, The
Cedar hangs out on the edges of the neighbourhood social circuit with her dog and best friend. Things change when she meets a boy called Kite and finds they have a lot in common. Together they form a circus troupe and put on a performance.
ISBN 9781865086231
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2002
Murray, Martine
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4869
Instructions for a second-hand heart
Jonny has a faulty heart and his time is running out. Niamh has just lost her twin brother in a tragic accident. As their fates collide, soon Jonny is on the mend, but desperate to know more about his donor. When he tracks down Niamh, he only intends to find out about her brother, the first owner of his heart; but he doesn't plan on falling in love...A stunning, tear-jerking novel about grief, guilt, and the unpredictability of love.
ISBN 9781474906500
Publisher Usborne Publishing Ltd, 2016
Murray, Tamsyn
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Completely Cassidy series
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Series Completely Cassidy series (3 books)
Murray, Tamsyn & Miller, Antonia (ill)
No book cover.
6584
Completely Cassidy: Accidental genius
With an embarrassing Dad, a pregnant Mum, a loser brother and knicker-chewing dog, Cassidy feels practically invisible in her family. When she starts high school and is forced to wear her gross big brother's old blazer and old-lady lace up shoes, Cassidy wonders if life can get any worse. But, when her school has a test and she is marked as gifted and talented, Cassidy starts to have a little faith in herself. Surely the school didn't mistake her picked-at-random answers.
ISBN 9781409562719
Series Completely Cassidy series (3 books)
Publisher Usborne Publishing Ltd, 2015
Murray, Tamsyn & Miller, Antonia (ill)
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7978
Completely Cassidy: Drama queen
Cassidy can't wait to enrol at Dance and Drama Academy summer school. She's always dreamed of discovering her hidden talent. But, with auditions looming, Cassidy is gripped by stage fright. As big brother, Liam, keeps reminding her, she does have a knack for embarrassing herself. Cassidy is terrified that her stage debut will turn out to be an all-singing, all-dancing disaster.
ISBN 9781474906999
Series Completely Cassidy series (3 books)
Publisher Usborne Publishing Ltd, 2016
Murray, Tamsyn & Miller, Antonia (ill)
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7480
Completely Cassidy: Star reporter
When Cassidy starts an online petition for a uniform change, she is thrilled to be invited to join the school magazine as a reporter. The editor is the very popular Year 10 girl. But, her plans go pear-shaped when her investigations mysteriously end up online. Cassidy must find out who is leaking her top-secret gossip.
ISBN 9781409562726
Series Completely Cassidy series (3 books)
Publisher Usborne Publishing Ltd, 2015
Murray, Tamsyn & Miller, Antonia (ill)
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Sequin star, The
When Claire finds an old star-shaped brooch covered in sequins, it hurtles her back in time to 1932, when Australia was in the grip of the Great Depression. When she gets a job in a circus, Claire makes friends with Rosina, Jem and a boy called Kit. When Kit is kidnapped, the others must try to save him. But, Claire is wondering just who Kit and Rosina really are. One is escaping poverty and the other is escaping wealth.
ISBN 9780857982056
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2014
Murrell, Belinda
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