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Challenge Level : K-2 Challenge Level : 3-4 Challenge Level : 5-6 Challenge Level : 7-9

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114052
Wildlife of the world
Spectacular photographs and interesting facts bring you face to face with some of the most fascinating animals on Earth. Journey through scenic and rich animal habitats, from the Amazon rainforest to the Himalayas, the Sahara to the South Pole. Discover how these diverse and fascinating creatures feed, interact, mate, play and survive, and why it is important for them to survive.
ISBN 9780241186008
Publisher Dorling Kindersley, 2015
Packham, Chris (forward) & Dorling Kindersley
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Auggie & me
Three different characters - Julian, the bully, oldest friend Christopher and classmate, Charlotte - give an insight into how August (Auggie) Pullman, a facially disfigured boy, touched and transformed their lives. A companion book to Wonder.
ISBN 9780552574778
Publisher Corgi Books, 2015
Palacio, R J
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Wonder
August Pullman just wants to be an ordinary ten year old. He does ordinary things and feels ordinary inside, but Auggie has a severe facial disfigurement. He's always been home-schooled as his parents try to protect him from dealing with the curious, derogatory looks and comments from outsiders. Now, for the first time, Auggie is being sent to a real school and he's dreading it. All he wants is to be accepted and be able to convince his classmates that, underneath, he's just like them.
ISBN 9780552565974
Publisher Random House Children's Books, 2012
Palacio, R J
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Skull alphabet book, The
To call it an alphabet book is really misleading. It is a science book and a remarkable study of mammal skulls. For each letter of the alphabet, the reader has to identify, by learning functions of facial bones and teeth, the skull of the mammal.
ISBN 9780881069150
Publisher Charlesbridge Publishing, 2002
Topics / Year 5 easy reads /
Pallotta, Jerry & Masiello, Ralph (ill)
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Tapestry
This biography traces five generations of an Australian Italian family.
ISBN 9780091838720
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 1999
Pallotta-Chiarolli, Maria
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Dead ball
A Russian billionaire and a mystery Englishman fix an important match in Russia's favour, by intimidating the England goalie, Alex Finn. But, Alex goes against their wishes and has an 'accidental' car crash, which puts him out of the return game. Something is going on with England's replacement goalie and Danny mixes with the criminals of the footballing underworld as he tries to unravel the match-fixing mystery.
ISBN 9780141323688
Series Foul play series (2 of 5)
Publisher Puffin UK, 2010
Palmer, Tom
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Foul play
Danny Harte is obsessed with two things, football and investigating crimes. So, when England and City footballing hero Sam Roberts is reported missing, the day after Danny saw him being taken, blindfolded, into the bowels of the City FC stadium, he's determined to get to the bottom of it. Danny may be getting into something he can't handle.
ISBN 9780141323671
Series Foul play series (1 of 5)
Publisher Puffin UK, 2010
Palmer, Tom
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Foul play 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 Foul play series (5 books)
Palmer, Tom
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Killer pass
There's been a spate of burglaries at the houses of players from Danny's favourite football club, City FC. Danny wants to know who's behind it and is on the case. But, after he checks out the crime scenes, there are newspaper reports of a young boy being seen hanging around. Danny really needs to find out who's behind these crimes and fast, so that he doesn't turn from crime detective to prime suspect.
ISBN 9780141331188
Series Foul play series (4 of 5)
Publisher Puffin UK, 2010
Palmer, Tom
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Off side
When Danny finds out there's been an anonymous foreign buy-out of his favourite club, City FC, he's furious as the fans were about to buy it. The club is being secretive and Danny is determined to find out what's going on. He discovers Adam, a kid from Ghana, lost after being dumped by his agent who promised him a place at City, and takes Adam's story to the press, with terrifying consequences for them both.
ISBN 9780141329420
Series Foul play series (3 of 5)
Publisher Puffin UK, 2010
Palmer, Tom
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Own goal
Danny loves supporting his local team, City FC. So, when everyone starts supporting the Italian team, Forza FC, Danny is angry. His club is in jeopardy and needs their support. Danny decides to investigate the sudden popularity of the new team, starting with Forza's billionaire owner. That's when danger really starts for Danny as he tries to uncover the sinister reasons behind Forza's success and save City FC.
ISBN 9780141331195
Series Foul play series (5 of 5)
Publisher Puffin UK, 2011
Palmer, Tom
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Big bash league: Bowling blitz
Talented fast bowler Jimmy and his sister, Izzy, have just moved from Perth to Adelaide. Both are huge BBL fans- Perth Scorchers, of course- but while outgoing Izzy has already signed up to the local cricket club, Jimmy isn't sure he's ready to be part of a new team. Especially if they're all Adelaide Strikers fans! Then one day, Jimmy has a run-in with a kid and his dad from a neighbouring cricket club- they want him to play for their team, not Izzy's. The dad seems seriously desperate and Jimmy is sure something fishy is going on . . . Will Jimmy find the courage to join the local club and let his bowling do the talking?
ISBN 9780143782254
Series Big bash league series NEW SERIES 2018 (4 of 8)
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2016
Panckridge Michael
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Against the spin
Mitchell Grady is the new boy at Sandhurst School. Every year, the students compete to be the school's Sporting Legend - the best out of eight sports. The first round was surfing, this next one is cricket.
ISBN 9781921167904
Series Legends (including Anniversary & League of) series (2 of 19)
Publisher Black Dog Books, 2007
Panckridge, Michael
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Big bash league: Academy smash
Billy loves to bowl, fast! He is also a massive Melbourne Stars fan and when his friend Wen Lee lets him know about a cricket academy camp, run by none other than the Stars, Billy is desperate to go! So is Wen Lee, even if she does barrack for the Brisbane Heat. Trouble is, the applications are about to close and Billy needs to find a way to raise money for the entry fee. Perhaps a speed bowling competition is in order!
ISBN 9780143782278
Series Big bash league series NEW SERIES 2018 (5 of 8)
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2017
Panckridge, Michael
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Big bash league: Captains' clash
Fletcher, Jana and their mates are counting down to their greatest game ever - a full T20 match! The gang have organised the whole thing themselves and can't wait to get out onto the pitch. But before that, they're off to watch a blistering double-header between the Sydney Sixers and Sydney Thunder, where they witness a school cricket team display their impressive skills at half-time . . . The group are inspired by what they're seeing, but when Fletcher and Jana arrive at the field on the day of their big game, another team is already playing . . . it's the same kids who wowed the crowd the night before! Will Fletcher and Jana work out a way to settle the score with the intruders?
ISBN 9780143782216
Series Big bash league series NEW SERIES 2018 (2 of 8)
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2016
Panckridge, Michael
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Big bash league: Carnival splash
The first T20 Crickomania Carnival is happening and two teams of kids have been selected to represent the Sydney Sixers and Sydney Thunder. Maddie, Chase and Jye are a few of the lucky ones and they cannot wait to test out their cricket skills and meet some BBL and WBBL players. The event begins with lots of excitement but also some strange occurrences. There is a mix up with the coaches, unexplained rules and an opposing team who really wants to win. Can everyone pull together to make the carnival a success?
ISBN 9780143782339
Series Big bash league series NEW SERIES 2018 (8 of 8)
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2017
Panckridge, Michael
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Big bash league: Championship dash
The Kangaroo Flat Galahs are preparing for their annual match against the Edenhope Eagles. The stakes are high with the winner qualifying for the State T20 Championships in Perth. They will also receive tickets to the Perth Scorchers versus Melbourne Renegades double header! The Galahs haven't beaten the Eagles in 30 years, but that was before they had the mysterious and brilliant Allunga on their team. Can they finally turn the tables?
ISBN 9780143782292
Series Big bash league series NEW SERIES 2018 (6 of 8)
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2017
Panckridge, Michael
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Big bash league: Double delivery
Cricket-mad twins Millie and Maggie are on holidays in Queensland at their uncle's caravan park. Straight away, they notice a group of kids on the oval playing cricket. The girls are dying to join in, but apparently it's 'boys only'. Millie and Maggie are not impressed -they're huge Hobart Hurricanes fans and can bat, bowl and field as well as any boy! It's time to come up with a plan to show these Brisbane Heat-loving boys that girls can play too! Meanwhile, there's something strange going on at the caravan park, with all manner of things slowly disappearing- including a beloved cricket bat! Will the girls outshine the boys and unravel the mystery before their holiday is over?
ISBN 9780143782230
Series Big bash league series NEW SERIES 2018 (3 of 8)
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2016
Panckridge, Michael
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Big bash league: Representative clash
Tommy is a huge hitter and loves nothing more than smashing balls out of the park with his impressive handmade bat. He is a diehard Hobart Hurricanes fan and has his fingers crossed that he will be selected for the Hobart representative team that will take on Adelaide in the upcoming Adelbart Clash. But when Tommys bat goes missing he can feel his chances slipping away. It is up to his friends to help him find his bat so he can chase his place on the rep team!
ISBN 9780143782315
Series Big bash league series NEW SERIES 2018 (7 of 8)
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2017
Panckridge, Michael
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Big bash league: Switch hit showdown
Star batter and die-hard Melbourne Renegades fan Barney is pumped that his school team is going to play in the first-ever T20 Blast School Cup! The competition is nearly full, with just one spot remaining. Then Barney meets Fifi- a Melbourne Stars supporter who is desperate to be part of the action. Problem is, her school doesn't have a cricket team . . . So when word spreads that the final school has signed up, Barney is shocked to discover that it's led by none other than Fifi. To make matters worse, her team blitzes the opposition in their opening game. It seems a spy mission is in order! Will the truth come out before Barney and Fifi's teams collide in the grand final?
ISBN 9780143782193
Series Big bash league series NEW SERIES 2018 (1 of 8)
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2016
Panckridge, Michael
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Chasing the break
Every year at Sandhurst School, the students compete to be the school's Sporting Legend, as the best out of eight sports. It is time to find out the legend of the surf: Mitchell Grady, the new boy, or Travis Fisk, the school bully.
ISBN 9781921167898
Series Legends (including Anniversary & League of) series (1 of 19)
Publisher Black Dog Books, 2007
Panckridge, Michael
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Clearing the pack
Every year, the students compete to be the school's Sporting Legend - the best out of eight sports. The first round was surfing, then cricket, tennis - now the sport is football.
ISBN 9781921167928
Series Legends (including Anniversary & League of) series (4 of 19)
Publisher Black Dog Books, 2007
Panckridge, Michael
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Down the line
The third round of the legends series is under way. Surfing, cricket, tennis, football, soccer, basketball, athletics and swimming. It is time to find out who will be this year's legend of tennis.
ISBN 9781921167911
Series Legends (including Anniversary & League of) series (3 of 19)
Publisher Black Dog Books, 2007
Panckridge, Michael
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Final lap, The
Mitchell Grady and Travis Fisk are going head to head. The swimmers have mounted the blocks. The starting gun sounds. I wonder who will be in front in the final lap.
ISBN 9781921167966
Series Legends (including Anniversary & League of) series (8 of 19)
Publisher Black Dog Books, 2003
Panckridge, Michael
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Go the distance
Luci and her friends spend a week of their holiday down at Jen and Dave's farm. But they get heaps more than they bargained for.
ISBN 9781876372699
Series Legends (including Anniversary & League of) series (19 books)
Publisher Black Dog Books, 2005
Panckridge, Michael
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Goal attack
The Sandhurst netball team are billeted in an old house for the inter-school netball tournament. The stakes are high as Sandhurst plays for Legends points and there are dark secrets hidden in the old house.
ISBN 9781876372514
Series Legends (including Anniversary & League of) series (19 books)
Publisher Black Dog Books, 2004
Panckridge, Michael
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In the zone
Mitch's interest in the Legends program has taken a sudden dive. If he competes in the national snowboarding competition he'll miss out on Legends points.
ISBN 9781876372682
Series Legends (including Anniversary & League of) series (19 books)
Publisher Black Dog Books, 2005
Panckridge, Michael
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Last innings, The
In the last exciting story of the Legends, Bubba, our favourite character, speaks out. This story is about Mitch aiming to win the Anniversary Legends as well as the Legends Cup.
ISBN 9781876372705
Series Legends (including Anniversary & League of) series (19 books)
Publisher Black Dog Books, 2006
Panckridge, Michael
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Legends (including Anniversary & League of) 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 Legends (including Anniversary & League of) series (19 books)
Panckridge, Michael
No book cover.
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Live action
Sam discovers that the house next to his aunt's place is being used to store action figures from all his favourite premier rugby league teams. Sam's enemy, Vipers' player Vinny Taranto, might be involved. To rescue the struggling premier league club he has bought, Vinny's father is using microchips in the action figures to control the players, via the logos on their new jumpers.
ISBN 9780207200533
Series Legends (including Anniversary & League of) series (19 books)
Publisher HarperCollins Australia, 2007
Panckridge, Michael
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Offside, upfront
Luci Rankin, previous winner of the Legends girl's competition, has set her sights on winning the prestigious 70th anniversary Legends cup. But she isn't the only one. Newcomer, Laura, has her own agenda.
ISBN 9781876372491
Series Legends (including Anniversary & League of) series (19 books)
Publisher Black Dog Books, 2004
Panckridge, Michael
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On the buzzer
Every year, the students compete to be the school's Sporting Legend, that is, the best out of eight sports. The first round was surfing, then cricket, tennis, and football. Now the kids are ready for a new round.
ISBN 9781921167942
Series Legends (including Anniversary & League of) series (6 of 19)
Publisher Black Dog Books, 2007
Panckridge, Michael
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On the whistle
Sam and Vinny start their new term at a school with a proud sporting tradition. But, there's trouble ahead with fierce rivlary between the soccer and rugby league players. Sam signs up for a huge scavenger hunt to save their chosen football code, undaunted by the dirty tricks from their rivals in the soccer team.
ISBN 9780207200540
Series Legends (including Anniversary & League of) series (19 books)
Publisher Angus & Robertson (HarperCollins), 2008
Panckridge, Michael
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Out of bounds
Travis and Mitchell are locked together on eleven points. But, the boys are not the only ones with a fight on their hands. Karla's pushing the boundaries of what the girls are allowed to play and she's not going to take no for an answer.
ISBN 9781876372675
Series Legends (including Anniversary & League of) series (19 books)
Publisher Black Dog Books, 2005
Panckridge, Michael
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Over the wall
The first round was surfing, then cricket, tennis and football. Now the kids are ready for a new round - soccer.
ISBN 9781921167935
Series Legends (including Anniversary & League of) series (5 of 19)
Publisher Black Dog Books, 2007
Panckridge, Michael
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Pack down
Rugby is a tough game and you have to be tough to make the team. Mitchell badly needs the points if he is going to be in with a chance for this year's Legend award. But, Travis has got the lead and he is more determined than ever.
ISBN 9781876372507
Series Legends (including Anniversary & League of) series (19 books)
Publisher Black Dog Books, 2005
Panckridge, Michael
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Race at the rock
Mitch is excited about returning to school for the Sandhurst Legends Competition and plans to win again. But' Travis doesn't like to lose and he has had all year to plan his revenge so Mitch may not repeat last year's performance.
ISBN 9781876372484
Series Legends (including Anniversary & League of) series (19 books)
Publisher Black Dog Books, 2004
Panckridge, Michael
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Raising the bar
Every year, the students compete to be the school's Sporting Legend, the best out of eight sports. They have done surfing, cricket, tennis and football and now the kids are ready for a new round.
ISBN 9781921167959
Series Legends (including Anniversary & League of) series (7 of 19)
Publisher Black Dog Books, 2007
Panckridge, Michael
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Shielding the truth
Sneaking out leads to serious complications when Sam witnesses something on the way home from the match that is somehow tied up with the Salamanders football team and the missing Fogherty Shield.
ISBN 9780207200526
Series Legends (including Anniversary & League of) series (19 books)
Publisher HarperCollins Australia, 2006
Panckridge, Michael
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Ghost of a chance
Ling and her friends find their beach holiday has some mysteries in store. Ling is visited at the same time each night by a girl ghost. When she feels the ghost needs her help, a race begins to solve the ghost's problem. The children soon realise any danger they will face is not with the ghost.
ISBN 9780207200632
Publisher HarperCollins Australia, 2007
Panckridge, Michael & Harvey, Pam
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Into the fire
The story centres around a group of five friends, each of whom has their own ordeal in the face of an oncoming fire, and their attempts to protect family and possessions. As the fire approaches, a valuable brooch is stolen. The friends come together, using ingenuity and skill, to outsmart the thieves.
ISBN 9780207200618
Publisher Angus & Robertson (HarperCollins), 2008
Panckridge, Michael & Harvey, Pam
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Brisingr
Unrest claims the rebels and danger strikes from every corner. Eragon must now make choices, choices that will take him across the Empire and beyond, and involve unimaginable sacrifice.
ISBN 9780375826726
Series Inheritance Cycle series (3 of 4)
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2008
Paolini, Christopher
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Eldest
As Eragon and his dragon, Saphira, travel to the land of the elves to further their training in the skills of the Dragon Rider, they experience new adventures. Meanwhile, Eragon's cousin, Roran, fights a new battle back home and the outcome may put Eragon in grave danger.
ISBN 9780385608695
Series Inheritance Cycle series (2 of 4)
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2005
Paolini, Christopher
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Eragon
When Eragon finds a polished blue stone in the forest, he thinks it is the lucky discovery of a poor farm boy. Perhaps it will buy his family meat for the winter. But, when the stone brings a dragon hatchling, Eragon realises he has stumbled upon a legacy nearly as old as the Empire itself. He sets off on a journey of magic, power, duty and destiny.
ISBN 9780552552097
Series Inheritance Cycle series (1 of 4)
Publisher Corgi Books, 2007
Paolini, Christopher
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Inheritance
Long months of training and battle have brought victories and hope, but they have also brought heartbreaking loss. And the real battle, confronting Galbatorix, still lies ahead. When they do, they will have to be strong enough to defeat him. And if they cannot, no one can. There will be no second chances.
ISBN 9780385616492
Series Inheritance Cycle series (4 of 4)
Publisher Doubleday, 2011
Paolini, Christopher
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Inheritance Cycle 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 Inheritance Cycle series (4 books)
Paolini, Christopher
No book cover.
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Ship of dolls
Eleven year old Lexie Lewis, who lives with her strict grandparents, is desperate to rejoin her mother, a carefree singer in San Francisco. Lexie seizes the chance by writing the best letter to accompany her school's doll to San Francisco, as part of the 1926 friendship program in the Hinamatsuri festival. In her efforts, Lexie must overcome many obstacles and make the most difficult decision of her life.
ISBN 9780763670030
Publisher Candlewick Press, 2014
Parenteau, Shirley
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Amazing facts about Australia's early explorers
Australia's early explorers were an odd bunch. Some were incredibly brave, others extremely foolhardy. Some formed friendships with Aborigines and respected their rights and traditions, others treated them very badly. Some gained fame and fortune, others lost their lives. All had a thirst for discovery.
ISBN 9781741932959
Series Amazing facts series (7 books)
Publisher Steve Parish Publishing Pty Ltd, 2008
Parish, Steve & Cox, Karin
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Amazing facts about Australia's early settlers
Australia is home to both an ancient, Indigenous culture and a young European influence. While their coexistence has been far from peaceful, both groups have proven to be tenacious, resourceful and resilient. Australia is the only country founded solely to contain convicts.
ISBN 9781741933185
Series Amazing facts series (7 books)
Publisher Steve Parish Publishing Pty Ltd, 2009
Parish, Steve & Cox, Karin
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Amazing facts about Australian birds
Australia is one of the best places to watch the unique bird families that share our natural and urban environments. Find out how they evolved, how they survive and adapt in the face of human progress, and how they interact with each other.
ISBN 9781741933017
Series Amazing facts series (7 books)
Publisher Steve Parish Publishing Pty Ltd, 2008
Parish, Steve & Cox, Karin
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Amazing facts about Australian wildlife conservation
Australia has unique, ancient landscapes, plants and animals. Humans have not always realised how incredible the natural wealth is and have exploited the environments, greatly affecting the flora and fauna. Australia has one of the worst extinction rates in the world but it's not too late to save our wild places.
ISBN 9781741932973
Series Amazing facts series (7 books)
Publisher Steve Parish Publishing Pty Ltd, 2009
Parish, Steve & Cox, Karin
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Amazing facts series
Full of factual information about Australia's past and present. 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 Amazing facts series (7 books)
Parish, Steve & Cox, Karin
No book cover.
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Long walk to water, A
Based on a true story, this is a dual narrative about the harsh realities of life in Sudan. Nya's story relates to her daily struggle for water and survival. Salva's journey spans fifteen years after rebels attack his village and he is forced to flee into the bush to avoid being recruited. He joins hundreds of displaced people heading for a refugee camp in Ethiopia, all the while searching for his family.
ISBN 9780702238703
Publisher Clarion Books, 2012
Topics / Displacement /
Park, Linda Sue
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Single shard, A
Tree-ear has a dream. He has watched the master potter, Min, take a lump of clay and shape it into a thing of beauty. Tree-ear wants to perform the miracle too. But, an orphan like Tree-ear can't just walk up to a master potter and ask him to teach his craft. Tree-ear must prove he is worthy so he asks if he can work for him, without pay. Tree-ear has taken his first step but realising a dream can be very hard.
ISBN 9780702239373
Publisher University of Queensland Press, 2012
Park, Linda Sue
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Droughts
This series presents the science behind some of the world's worst natural disasters. Find out what causes these catastrophic events, where they happen, how warning systems work and what disaster relief is provided. Includes photographs, maps, disaster files and a glossary of terms.
ISBN 9781420205329
Series Natural disasters series (1 of 6)
Publisher MacMillan, 2007
Park, Louise
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Earthquakes
This series presents the science behind some of the world's worst natural disasters. Find out what causes these catastrophic events, where they happen, how warning systems work and what disaster relief is provided. Includes photographs, maps, disaster files and a glossary of terms.
ISBN 9781420205299
Series Natural disasters series (2 of 6)
Publisher MacMillan, 2007
Topics / STEM /
Park, Louise
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Hurricanes
This series presents the science behind some of the world's worst natural disasters. Find out what causes these catastrophic events, where they happen, how warning systems work and what distaer relief is provided. Includes photographs, maps, disaster files and a glossary of terms.
ISBN 9781420205312
Series Natural disasters series (3 of 6)
Publisher MacMillan, 2007
Topics / STEM /
Park, Louise
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Let's dance
Along with art, music and song, dance is an important part of Indigenous Australian culture. Dance has always been used to tell a story. NAISDA College is a great place to start to learn about Indigenous culture and dance.
ISBN 9781865044941
Series Reconciliation - for older students series (2 of 7)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2003
Park, Louise
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Natural disasters 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 Natural disasters series (6 books)
Park, Louise
No book cover.
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Tornadoes
This series presents the science behind some of the world's worst natural disasters. Find out what causes these catastrophic events, where they happen, how warning systems work and what disaster relief is provided. Includes photographs, maps, disaster files and a glossary of terms.
ISBN 9781420205336
Series Natural disasters series (4 of 6)
Publisher MacMillan, 2007
Topics / STEM /
Park, Louise
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Tsunamis
This series presents the science behind some of the world's worst natural disasters. Find out what causes these catastrophic events, where they happen, how warning systems work and what disaster relief is provided. Includes photographs, maps, disaster files and a glossary of terms.
ISBN 9781420205305
Series Natural disasters series (5 of 6)
Publisher MacMillan, 2007
Topics / STEM /
Park, Louise
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Volcanoes
This series presents the science behind some of the world's worst natural disasters. Find out what causes these catastrophic events, where they happen, how warning systems work and what disaster relief is provided. Includes photographs, maps, disaster files and a glossary of terms.
ISBN 9781420205343
Series Natural disasters series (6 of 6)
Publisher MacMillan, 2007
Topics / STEM /
Park, Louise
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Ancient and Medieval people series
Profiles some of the most fearsome warriors in history. Any two books from this series may be read as Challenge books; up to five more can be read as personal choice books. See Series lists for individual titles.
Series Ancient and Medieval people series (6 books)
Park, Louise & Love, Timothy
No book cover.
902

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Japanese samurai, The
Find out about the famous samurai battles in Japan, samurai swords, the Bushido code and the decline of the ancient samurai. Lots of fascinating snippets of information and explanations of foreign or ancient words.
ISBN 9781420267884
Series Ancient and Medieval people series (6 books)
Publisher Macmillan Education Australia Pty Ltd, 2009
Park, Louise & Love, Timothy
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Medieval knights, The
Find out about the knights' bloody battles during the Crusades, their armour, chivalry and code of honour. Lots of fascinating snippets of information and explanations of foreign or ancient words.
ISBN 9781420267860
Series Ancient and Medieval people series (6 books)
Publisher Macmillan Education Australia Pty Ltd, 2009
Park, Louise & Love, Timothy
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Pharaoh's armies, The
Find out about the dangerous battles of the soldiers in the Pharaohs' armies, how foot soldiers were trained, their weapons and ancient Egyptian mythology. Lots of fascinating snippets of information and explanations of foreign or ancient words.
ISBN 9781420267907
Series Ancient and Medieval people series (6 books)
Publisher Macmillan Education Australia Pty Ltd, 2009
Park, Louise & Love, Timothy
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Roman gladiators, The
Find out about gladiator battles in the Colosseum, how they trained, their armour, weapons and games. Lots of fascinating snippets of information and explanations of foreign or ancient words.
ISBN 9781420267853
Series Ancient and Medieval people series (6 books)
Publisher Macmillan Education Australia Pty Ltd, 2009
Park, Louise & Love, Timothy
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Scandinavian vikings, The
Find out about bloody Viking raids on England and France, Viking society, weaponry and mythology. Lots of fascinating snippets of information and explanations of foreign or ancient words.
ISBN 9781420267877
Series Ancient and Medieval people series (6 books)
Publisher Macmillan Education Australia Pty Ltd, 2009
Park, Louise & Love, Timothy
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Spartan Hoplites, The
Find out about the ancient Greek state of Sparta and the bloody battles of soldiers in the Spartan army. Lots of fascinating snippets of information and explanations of foreign or ancient words.
ISBN 9781420267891
Series Ancient and Medieval people series (6 books)
Publisher Macmillan Education Australia Pty Ltd, 2009
Park, Louise & Love, Timothy
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Callie
A reissue combining two books, Callie's castle and Callie's family. Callie's castle is already on the PRC booklist with ID 67. You can read Callie's family using the ID number 1034. Callie is an ordinary child living in an extraordinary old house. She is bitterly disappointed when she is just one month too old at twelve to be able to go to Denmark with her dad as no-one can afford the adult fare she now needs.
ISBN 9780732289218
Publisher Angus & Robertson (HarperCollins), 2009
Park, Ruth
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Callie's castle
Callie's Grandpa Cameron discovers a secret room in the roof of her house and it becomes her secret hideaway.
ISBN 9780207186240
Publisher HarperCollins Australia, 1994
Park, Ruth
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My sister Sif
Fourteen year old Erika and her sister, Sif, are desperately homesick and flee the city to return to their island home. However, they find the locals are frightened by the changes occurring and the cracks forming in their once-perfect home. Erika and her family also feel the threat of the encroaching world. When a young American shell-collector uncovers a long-held family secret, Erika must prevent his revealing it.
ISBN 9780702237010
Publisher University of Queensland Press, 2009
Park, Ruth
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Playing Beatie Bow
Fourteen year old Abigail finds herself transported back to Sydney's Rocks area in the nineteenth century when she follows a mysterious girl, who appeared during a scary game with other children in the neighbourhood.
ISBN 9780140314601
Publisher Penguin, 1998
Park, Ruth
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Missile mouse: the star crusher
Well-illustrated, sophisticated comic or simplistic graphic novel, in which Missile Mouse, risk taker and rule-breaking, secret agent for the Galctic Security Agency, takes on his sworn enemies at RIP. They use diabolical gadgets, violent weapons and every sneaky trick possible to save or destroy the universe.
ISBN 9780545117159
Publisher Scholastic US, 2010
Topics / Graphic novels /
Parker, Jake
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Sucked in
When Zainey, the brunt of class jokes, sells his prized bike to purchase a mysterious and magic eye, Dan decides to save Zainey from his own stupidity and this useless joke. The eye, however, is not joking. The eye is seriously after blood and it could be Zainey's or Dan's blood that it gets.
ISBN 9781921150623
Series Lightning strikes series (19 books)
Publisher Walker Books, 2008
Parker, John
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Sucked out
That creepy eyeball is on the loose again. It has left the back of Old Grimmo's head and is out for blood. Dan and Zainey have to try and capture it before the eyeball finds a new home.
ISBN 9781921529689
Series Lightning strikes series (19 books)
Publisher Walker Books, 2010
Parker, John
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Ocean and sea
Meet ocean creatures up close, from the humblest microbe to the most majestic whale, plus the craziest deep-sea creatures ever seen. Find out how oceans formed, how they work, and why our future depends on them.
ISBN 9781407131511
Publisher Scholastic US, 2012
Parker, Steve
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Skeleton
Be an eyewitness to all types of skeletons, whether you want to find out about the smallest bone in the human body or how many toes a horse has.
ISBN 9780751347364
Series Eyewitness series (36 books)
Publisher Dorling Kindersley, 2002
Parker, Steve
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Mammals
Mammals have adapted to many environments. They can swim, walk, fly and live underwater or high up in forest trees. Superb photographs bring their fascinating world vividly to life. The book follows a mammal from birth, showing how it grows.
ISBN 9780756607036
Series Eyewitness series (36 books)
Publisher Dorling Kindersley, 2003
Parker, Steve & Burton, Jane (ill)
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Stoked real life, real surf
A lightweight but informative and accurate book comprising chapters that alternate between a humorous history of surfing and sensible advice from Dr Stoke. Excellent illustrations by Jeff Raglus further emphasise the humour.
ISBN 9781863737111
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 1994
Parry, Glyn
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Seahorse
Whenever they can, Jack and his family escape to Seahorse Bay. On one visit, Jack is excited to discover a sunken boat, not far off the coast. When he shows his father, they realise it's in pristine condition and decide to take on the challenge of salvaging it. When the mysterious boat is finally raised, the adventure begins.
ISBN 9781921248931
Publisher Magabala Books, 2015
Pascoe, Bruce
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Mrs Whitlam
Marnie Clark adores horses and helps out at the local riding stables. She dreams of owning a horse but her Dad is out of work and the family is very poor. Through sad circumstances, Marnie is gifted Mrs Margaret Whitlam, a beautiful Clydesdale, who is bold, fearless and able to jump anything. From the very first ride, Marnie and Maggie get more adventure than they bargained for. Soon, Marnie is learning to negotiate newfound friendships, the pony club and how to stand up for what she believes in.
ISBN 9781925360240
Publisher Magabala Books, 2016
Pascoe, Bruce & Gibbs, Tracey (ill)
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Dragon legends
Look inside the mythical and fantastic world of dragons. A magnificent mixture of heroic myths, stories and folktales from the storytelling traditions of India, Greece, England, Wales, Sweden and China.
ISBN 9781843652120
Publisher Pavilion, 2012
Passes, David
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Timmy Failure: Book you're not supposed to have, The
This book was never meant to exist. No one needs to know the details. Just know that there is a Merry, a Larry, a missing tooth and a teachers' strike that is crippling Timmy Failure's academic future. Worst of all, Timmy is banned from detective work. It's a conspiracy of buffoons. He recorded everything in his private notebook but, then, the manuscript was stolen. If this book gets out, he will be grounded for life. Or, maybe longer.
ISBN 9780763690045
Series Timmy Failure series (6 books)
Publisher Candlewick Press, 2016
Pastis, Stephan
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Timmy Failure: Cat stole my pants, The
Everyone's favourite best worst detective is back! Timmy is in Key West, Florida, ostensibly for the honeymoon of his mother and Doorman Dave, if they even got married, which Timmy doubts. Unfortunately for Timmy, crime doesn't take a holiday. And because Total has fled to Cuba, Timmy must rely on a new partner for help, Doorman Dave's nephew Emilio. Meanwhile, a surprise newcomer shows up in Timmy's life and, as if things couldn't get more hectic, Timmy's pants have been stolen by a six-toes cat.
ISBN 9781406377163
Series Timmy Failure series (6 books)
Publisher Candlewick Press, 2017
Pastis, Stephan
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Timmy Failure: Now look what you've done
When Timmy Failure's school announces a detective contest, Timmy considers it a personal insult. Because Timmy is the founder, president and CEO of the greatest detective agency in the town, probably the country. Perhaps the world. Now Timmy only has one week to solve the biggest case of the millennium and he is facing some obstacles. Like his partner, Total, a fifteen-hundred-pound polar bear.
ISBN 9781406356342
Series Timmy Failure series (6 books)
Publisher Walker Books, 2014
Pastis, Stephan
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Timmy Failure: Sanitized for your protection
Timmy is forced to hit the road in a cross-country trip that includes Timmy's mom, the polar bear called Total, Doorman Dave, and smells-like-a-tangerine criminal mastermind, Molly Moskins. It's a world gone mad, where good becomes bad, and Timmy Failure is a condemned man.
ISBN 9780763680923
Series Timmy Failure series (6 books)
Publisher Candlewick Press, 2015
Pastis, Stephan
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Timmy Failure: Mistakes were made
Take eleven year old Timmy Failure, the clueless, comically self-confident boss of the best detective agency in town, perhaps even the nation. Add his impressively lazy business partner, a very large polar bear named Total. Throw in the Failuremobile and what you have is Total Failure, Inc, a global enterprise destined to make Timmy so rich, his mother won't have to stress out about the bills anymore.
ISBN 9780763660505
Series Timmy Failure series (6 books)
Publisher Candlewick Press, 2013
Pastis, Stephan
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Timmy Failure: We meet again
If you are one of the three people in the world who haven't read the prior volumes of my memoir, let me sum them up. My name is Failure. Timmy Failure. And, my detective agency is on the verge of global domination. And, yet, the gods keep throwing me curveballs. But, one thing is for sure, Timmy Failure will be triumphant again.
ISBN 9781406356748
Series Timmy Failure series (6 books)
Publisher Walker Books, 2014
Pastis, Stephan
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Waltzing Matilda
Watzing Matilda story with pictures that are overlaid with the story of the shearer's strike of the 1890s. Excerpts from newspapers reports and 'wanted' posters add further information.
ISBN 9781865048154
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2006
Paterson, A B & Blackwood, Freya (illus)
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Man from Ironbark, The
When the man from Ironbark visits the local town for a shave, chaos ensues. Because of a Sydney barber's joke on one of their men, long beards become the fashion in a small Australian settlement.
ISBN 9780006615873
Publisher Collins, 1984
Paterson, A B (Banjo)
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Man from Snowy River & other verses, The
A classic collection of forty-six poems by Banjo Paterson.
ISBN 9780207191732
Publisher HarperCollins Australia, 1997
Paterson, A B (Banjo)
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Man from Snowy River, The
The full text of the classic poem is beautifully illustrated and includes a CD of an unabridged recording.
ISBN 9781865046952
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2004
Paterson, A B (Banjo) & Blackwood, Freya (ill)
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Mulga Bill's bicycle
A classic collection of humorous Australian poems.
ISBN 9780733316524
Publisher ABC Books, 2005
Paterson, A B (Banjo) & Whatley, Bruce (ill)
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We're all Australians now
In 1915, Australia's much-loved bush poet, Banjo Paterson, wrote a poem as an open letter to the troops fighting in World War l.
ISBN 9780732296476
Publisher Angus & Robertson (HarperCollins), 2015
Paterson, A B (Banjo) & Wilson, Mark (ill)
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Bridge to Terabithia
Jessie and Leslie are close friends who create a magical world for themselves, until a tragedy happens.
ISBN 9780064401845
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, UK, 2003
Paterson, Katherine
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Come sing, Jimmy Jo
Jimmy Jo becomes a great country and western singer and finds his family is not what it seems.
ISBN 9780140373974
Publisher Puffin UK, 1995
Paterson, Katherine
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Great Gilly Hopkins, The
Gilly is a foster child who lives in the hope that her beautiful mother will come and claim her.
ISBN 9780064402019
Publisher HarperTrophy, 2003
Paterson, Katherine
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Jacob have I loved
Louise is overshadowed by her talented twin, Caroline, and she has to struggle with her own identity throughout her life.
ISBN 9780064403689
Publisher HarperTrophy, 2003
Paterson, Katherine
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Lyddie
Lyddie is a survivor of hard times in a nineteenth century American cotton mill.
ISBN 9780140373899
Publisher Puffin USA, 1995
Paterson, Katherine
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Parzival: the quest of the Grail Knight
Parzival meets three mounted men in armour and is determined to have adventures in the court of King Arthur.
ISBN 9780141305738
Publisher Penguin USA, 2000
Paterson, Katherine
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Flint heart, The
Enchanting fairytale in traditional format with goodies, baddies, queens, kings, wild and wonderful creatures, and a happy ending.
ISBN 9780763647124
Publisher Candlewick Press, 2011
Paterson, Katherine & Paterson, John & Rocco, John (ill)
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Polar eyes: a journey to Antarctica
Find out where penguins go to dance, what it's like to sleep in an igloo and how ancient ice can be used as a time machine. Take a journey through the scenes and science of one of the most fascinating parts of the planet, and try some hands-on activities. Heat-related activities may require supervision.
ISBN 9780643096103
Publisher CSIRO, 2009
Patrick, Tanya & Hutcheson, Nicholas (ill)
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Maximum Ride series
Engaging and fast paced adventure 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 Maximum Ride series (9 books)
Patterson, James
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Maximum ride: Angel
Max Ride and her best friends are up against a deadly force that's racing across the globe. And Fang, Max's best friend and soulmate, is gone He's creating his own gang that will replace everyone, including Max. But, with Dylan ready and willing to fight by her side, Max can no longer deny that his incredible intensity draws her in. Soon, Max, Dylan and the rest of their friends will have to join forces with Fang for an explosive showdown in Paris that's unlike anything you've ever imagined.
ISBN 9780316038324
Series Maximum Ride series (7 of 9)
Publisher Little, Brown & Co, 2011
Patterson, James
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Maximum ride: Angel experiment, The
Fourteen year old Max and her adopted family, Fang, Iggy, Nudge, Gazzy and Angel, were created as experiments in a lab and are genetically enhanced enabling them to fly. Jeb, a sympathetic scientist, helped them to escape and they are on the run from part-human, part-wolf predators, called Erasers, who have orders to kill them so that the world will never know they existed.
ISBN 9780316067959
Series Maximum Ride series (1 of 9)
Publisher Little, Brown & Co, 2007
Patterson, James
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Maximum ride: Fang
Angel says that Fang will be the first to die, and Angel is never wrong. Fang is Max's friend, her soul mate, her partner in leading her flock of winged children. Life without Fang is unimaginable. When Dylan, a newly created winged boy is introduced into the flock, their world is upended yet again. Raised in a lab like the others, Dylan was designed to be Max's perfect other half. Thus unfolds a battle of perfection versus passion that terrifies, twists and turns. Meanwhile, the apocalypse is coming.
ISBN 9780316038317
Series Maximum Ride series (6 of 9)
Publisher Little, Brown & Co, 2011
Patterson, James
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Maximum ride: Final warning, The
Max and the five other members of the flock, who can fly, are asked to help a group of environmental scientists studying the effects of global warming. The expedition seems a perfect combination of adventure, activism and escaping government forces who are watching them. But, even in Antarctica, Max is an irresistible target in constant danger. For whoever controls her powers could also control the world.
ISBN 9780316002868
Series Maximum Ride series (4 of 9)
Publisher Little, Brown & Co, 2008
Patterson, James
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Maximum ride: Max
Max and her flock of virtually indestructible part-human, part-bird hybrids must rescue her human mum who has been kidnapped by a criminal mastermind, with an elaborate plan to wreak worldwide, ecological catastrophe. But, in order to rescue her, fourteen year old Max and the five members of her flock must team up with the US Navy to determine why millions of fish are dying off the coast of Hawaii.
ISBN 9780316002899
Series Maximum Ride series (5 of 9)
Publisher Little, Brown & Co, 2009
Patterson, James
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Maximum ride: Maximum Ride forever
As Maximum Ride boldly navigates a post-apocalyptic world, she and her broken flock are roaming the earth, searching for answers to what happened. All will be revealed in this last spectacular ride.
ISBN 9780316207485
Series Maximum Ride series (9 of 9)
Publisher Little, Brown & Co, 2016
Patterson, James
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Maximum ride: Nevermore
Maximum Ride and her faithful friends stand ready to face the two greatest threats that humankind has ever known. And this time, the enemy truly can't be stopped. The danger mounts just as Dylan has finally worked his way into Max's heart and just as her beloved Fang unexpectedly returns to the flock. An explosive confrontation between the two boys with a claim to Max's heart ensues, and the entire world hangs in the balance.
ISBN 9780316101745
Series Maximum Ride series (8 of 9)
Publisher Little, Brown & Co, 2014
Patterson, James
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Maximum ride: Saving the world and other extreme sports
Max and her winged flock face their ultimate enemy and discover their original purpose to defeat a sinister experiment to re-engineer a select population into a scientifically superior master race and terminate the rest. Max, Fang, Iggy, Nudge, Gasman and Angel have always worked together but now they are torn apart, living in hiding and captivity, across the globe from one another so defeating the forces will be very difficult.
ISBN 9780316155601
Series Maximum Ride series (3 of 9)
Publisher Little, Brown & Co, 2007
Patterson, James
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Maximum ride: School's out - forever
In a flying fight with the Erasers, Fang is injured so seriously that Max and the flock take him to hospital. With wings and avian DNA, it's obvious he's not a normal human and the FBI is called. The lead agent takes the flock home to her farm, where they live a normal life for the first time and begin to search for their birth parents. Then, everything falls apart and the flock of six face betrayal and extreme danger.
ISBN 9780446618892
Series Maximum Ride series (2 of 9)
Publisher Little, Brown & Co, 2007
Patterson, James
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Middle School: How I got lost in London
When I was told we were going to London to study Living History, I thought they were joking. But, here I am, Rafe Khatchadorian, global jetsetter. Now, all I need to do is find a way of avoiding the school bully, getting Jeanne Galletta to talk to me, and trying not to get lost in London. But, things are never that simple. So, fasten your seatbelts and hold on tight because this could be a very bumpy flight.
ISBN 9780099596653
Series Middle School series (13 books)
Publisher Arrow / Random House, 2014
Patterson, James
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Middle school: My brother is a big, fat liar
Georgia plans to excel at Hills Village Middle School in all the places her troublemaking brother failed. She's bet him that she'll become one of the most popular girls. But Rafe left a big mark and no one will give Georgia a chance. Rafe has sneakily signed up her band to play at the school dance, and she's terrified to embarrass herself in front of the snooty Princesses who run the school and the boy who's caught her eye. Will she be able to overcome her fears and win her bet with Rafe.
ISBN 9780316207546
Series Middle School series (13 books)
Publisher Little, Brown & Co, 2014
Patterson, James
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Middle School: Ultimate showdown
The Khatchadorian kids are an opinionated duo and they don't exactly see eye to eye. But, when wild-card Rafe and mostly-straight-laced Georgia go at it, the only thing more fun than their ranting is getting to join in. Their back-and-forth banter covers a range of topics,from bullying to cafeteria food to school dress codes. There's room for readers to share their own points of view.
ISBN 9780316322119
Series Middle School series (13 books)
Publisher Little, Brown & Co, 2014
Patterson, James
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Middle school: Worst years of my life, The
Rafe has enough problems at home without throwing his first year of middle school into the mix. Luckily, he's got a plan for the best year ever, if he can pull it off. With his best friend awarding him points, Rafe tries to break every rule in his school's Code of Conduct. Chewing gum in class, running in the hallway, pulling the fire alarm. But when Rafe's game starts to catch up with him, he'll have to decide if winning is all that matters, or if he's finally ready to face the rules, bullies, and truths he's been avoiding.
ISBN 9780099596677
Series Middle School series (13 books)
Publisher Arrow / Random House, 2014
Patterson, James
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Middle school: Hollywood 101
Just when school was at its suckiest, things take a turn for the better when a cool, mysterious new girl shows up. Not only that, she actually wants to be my friend! But, you guessed it, things aren't that simple. And when Hollywood suddenly rolls into Hills Village, things get weird very fast. Somehow, unbelievably, I, Rafe Katchadorian, am in the movie business.
ISBN 9781784756819
Series Middle School series (13 books)
Publisher Random House Children's Books, 2016
Patterson, James & Chatterton, Martin
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Middle School: Rafe's Aussie misadventure
Life is finally starting to look up for everyone's favourite troublemaker, Rafe Khatchadorian. No bullying, zero girl dramas and rising grades. And, when Rafe wins an all-expenses-paid trip to Australia, he can't quite believe his luck. That is, until his dreams of beaches, surfer chicks and cuddly koala bears go horribly wrong. Australia isn't exactly the island paradise Rafe imagined. And, nobody mentioned the zombies.
ISBN 9780857986016
Series Middle School series (13 books)
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2015
Patterson, James & Chatterton, Martin
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Middle school: Going bush
It's fair to say that Rafe's recent trip Down Under could not easily be called a success. In Australia, he and his Mom were forced to flee a pack of bloodthirsty zombies after the 'performance piece' by Rafe and The Outsiders traumatised Shark Bay. Yet, when Rafe receives an offer to attend an all-expenses paid campout in the Northern Territory, he takes precisely six seconds to agree.
ISBN 9780143781219
Series Middle School series (13 books)
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2016
Patterson, James & Chatterton, Martin (ill)
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Middle School: Million-dollar mess down under
When Rafe becomes the unlikely benefactor of a will, it's not all good news. Sure, he gets another free trip Down Under but he also has to go to school while he's in Sydney. Blergh. And not just any school . . . St Mungo's is the snobbiest of snobby establishments and you can bet your bottom dollar that Rafe won't quite fit in. Chaos ensues and Rafe is, once again, in the middle of a very big mess. Can he tidy this one up, or will he be sent packing with another black mark against the Khatchadorian name?
ISBN 9780143784937
Series Middle School series (13 books)
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2017
Patterson, James & Chatterton, Martin (ill)
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Dangerous days of Daniel X, The
Fifteen year old alien hunter, Daniel X, is on a mission to finish the job that killed his parents. He wants to wipe out the world's most bloodthirsty aliens on The List. With telepathy and the ability to transform and create, Daniel's got more than a few tricks up his sleeve. But, as he battles towards his top target, Daniel can't forget that, on their lists, there's only one name at the top, and that's his.
ISBN 9780552558488
Publisher Corgi Books, 2008
Patterson, James & Ledwidge, Michael (cont)
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Daniel X: watch the skies
Daniel X has his work cut out for him. A teenage alien hunter, he has a deadly list of evil predators to eliminate and, while he's made it all look easy so far, much darker days await him. Next on his list is Number Five, an unsightly and terrifying alien, who is watching Daniel as intently as Daniel has been tracking him.
ISBN 9780385614634
Publisher Doubleday, 2009
Patterson, James & Rust, Ned
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Middle School: Dog's Best Friend
It's a dog-eat-dog world, and Rafe Khatchadorian is just trying to live in it. Life in middle school is finally starting to seem bearable until Rafe spots his grandmother standing in the free-meal line at the local soup kitchen.To help earn some money for the family, Rafe concocts a brilliant plan, a dog-walking business that soon turns into a huge money-making neighbourhood empire. He'll even have extra cash to buy his own WormHole Deluxe Multi-Platform GameBox. That is, until two terrible twins launch the Great Dog War by sabotaging Rafe's flyers and stealing his customers. Plus, his bratty kid sister Georgia has skipped a grade so now she's in all of Rafe's classes. Throw a kid a bone.
ISBN 9781784753894
Series Middle School series (13 books)
Publisher Arrow / Random House, 2016
Patterson, James & Tebbetts, Chris
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Middle school: Save Rafe
Rafe is heading back to the dreaded Hills Village Middle School, the site of the worst years of his life. Rafe will repeat a year unless he can prove himself on an outdoor survival excursion, complete with dangerous white-water rafting, dizzying rock climbing and military style counsellors. But so far this is easy. Rafe and the rest of the pack of 'delinquent' trainees are forced to cooperate as they prepare for their final test.
ISBN 9780099596394
Series Middle School series (13 books)
Publisher Arrow / Random House, 2014
Patterson, James & Tebbetts, Chris
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Middle School: How I survived bullies, broccoli, and snake hill
Rafe Khatchadorian is ready for a fun summer at camp until he finds out it's a school camp. Luckily, Rafe easily makes friends with his troublemaking cabin mates and bunkmate, a boy nicknamed Booger-Eater, who puts up with endless teasing from the other kids. Rafe soon realises there is more to a person than a nickname.
ISBN 9780316231756
Series Middle School series (13 books)
Publisher Little, Brown & Co, 2013
Patterson, James & Tebbetts, Chris (ill)
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Middle School: Just my rotten luck
Rafe heads back to the dreaded Hills Village Middle School, where he's forced to take 'special' classes. He finds himself joining the school's football team, alongside his main tormenter, Miller the Killer. But, Rafe has grand plans for a better year: He decides to start a super-secret art project that's sure to rock the school. Then, if he manages to make a play to save his team, Rafe might have to deal wit something new, popularity.
ISBN 9780316284776
Series Middle School series (13 books)
Publisher Little, Brown & Co, 2015
Patterson, James & Tebbetts, Chris (ill)
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Middle school: Get me out of here
After the worst year of his life, Rafe thinks he's it made in seventh grade. He's been accepted to art school and imagines a maths-free zone. But, It's more competitive than he expected and to score big in class, he needs to find a way to turn his boring life into the inspiration for a work of art. But, when his newest mission uncovers family secrets, he has to decide if he's ready to have his world turned upside down.
ISBN 9780316206716
Series Middle School series (13 books)
Publisher Little, Brown & Co, 2014
Patterson, James & Tebbutts, Chris
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Giants of the sea
The largest things in the ocean aren't sharks or whales, they're aircraft carriers and submarines. Marvel at what's on board these wonders of the sea. Easy to access information includes unusual or amazing facts, photographs, charts and maps.
ISBN 9780779139897
Series X-zone series (48 books)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2004
Topics / Year 6 easy reads /
Patton, Geoff
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Mummies
Learn about the mummies of Ancient Egypt and where they came from. Find out how to make a mummy in 70 days. Easy to access information includes unusual or amazing facts, photographs, charts and maps.
ISBN 9781865047683
Series X-zone series (48 books)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2004
Topics / Year 6 easy reads /
Patton, Geoff
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On the job
There are thousands of jobs that people do to earn their living. Take a look at a few way-out ideas that might inspire you.
ISBN 9781865047560
Series X-zone series (48 books)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2004
Topics / Year 6 easy reads /
Patton, Geoff
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Poles apart
Put on your snow shoes and meet some of the creatures, people and places from the coldest places on Earth, the North and South Poles. Find out about these icy lands where plants cannot grow and daylight can last for weeks on end.
ISBN 9781865047751
Series X-zone series (48 books)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2004
Topics / Year 6 easy reads /
Patton, Geoff
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Spying game, The
Pssst, find out what it takes to be a spy, about real spies and spy work.
ISBN 9781865047706
Series X-zone series (48 books)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2004
Topics / Year 6 easy reads /
Patton, Geoff
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North child
Rose is a North Child and superstition says that she will travel far from home and meet a lonely, icy death. Unaware of her fate, she makes a bargain with a mysterious white bear and is carried to a distant castle. But, once there, Rose unleashes a terrible curse and must embark on an epic journey to save the stranger who has stolen her heart.
ISBN 9781409540540
Publisher Usborne Publishing Ltd, 2012
Pattou, Edith
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Hatchet
The only survivor of a light plane crash in the Canadian wilderness, Brian must learn to exist among wild animals and find a way back to civilisation.
ISBN 9780689826993
Publisher Simon & Schuster, 1999
Paulsen, Gary
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Hatchet: the truth
Gary Paulsen has used his experience, learning the secrets of survival in the remote northern wilderness, to write the Hatchet novels, in which a man crash lands and has to struggle to stay alive. The true-life experiences behind his books.
ISBN 9780330483629
Publisher Macmillan Education Australia Pty Ltd, 2001
Paulsen, Gary
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My life in dog years
The author's real life adventures, and the dogs he shared them with, make fascinating and absorbing reading.
ISBN 9780786227402
Publisher Thorndike Press, 2000
Paulsen, Gary
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Soldier's heart
Charley Goddard goes to fight in the American Civil War.
ISBN 9780440228387
Publisher Laurel Leaf, 2000
Paulsen, Gary
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Can you keep a secret
An historical, political thriller set in Melbourne during the Depression in the 1930s.
ISBN 9780525458401
Publisher Dutton Children's Books, 2001
Pausacker, Jenny
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My Australian story: A tale of two families, the diary of Jan Packard, Melbourne, 1974
Set in the seventies, Jan Packard is a Melbourne thirteen year old growing up in changing times. She discovers the sexual revolution, politics, the anti-Vietnam moratorium, the impact of war service, boys and that parents are fallible and human.
ISBN 9781865042657
Series My Australian story (31 books)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2003
Pausacker, Jenny
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Perfect princess, The
Tab is caught up in the Battle of Begonias when she meets Azt, a mysterious stranger. Suddenly, she is helping him escape and also finding out about the Perfect Princess who left Quentaris years ago.
ISBN 9780734405869
Series Quentaris chronicles series (22 of 28)
Publisher Thomas C Lothian Pty Ltd, 2003
Pausacker, Jenny
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In the pre-agricultural Stone Age, a boy called Torak struggles against the forces of evil that killed his father. Any two titles read from this series can be included as official Challenge books; up to five more titles can be included as your personal choice books. To see the individual book titles and their PRC ID numbers, go to the Series lists on the Booklists page on the website. Or, you can search for a series name or the individual titles by using the Search function on the top left hand corner of the screen.
Series Chronicles of ancient darkness series (5 books)
Paver, Michelle & Taylor, Geoff (ill)
No book cover.
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Oath breaker
When he was outcast, Torak was the hunted one. Nine moons later, he becomes the hunter when he vows to avenge the killing of one of his closest friends. Racked by guilt and grief, he follows the killer into the Deep Forest. But, there is a rottenness at the heart of the Forest for its clans have succumbed to the lies of the Soul-Eaters. Here, Torak finally learns why he is the Sprit Walker and discovers the true cost of revenge.
ISBN 9780060728373
Series Chronicles of ancient darkness series (5 of 5)
Publisher Orion, 2008
Paver, Michelle & Taylor, Geoff (ill)
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Outcast
For two moons, Torak has hidden a terrible secret and now it is revealed. He bears the mark of the Soul-Eater and must pay the price. Cast out from the clans, he is alone, cut off from his best friend and his beloved pack-brother. Torak flees to the haunted reed-beds of Lake Axehead where he is hunted by the Otter Clan and taunted by the Hidden People. As soul-sickness claims him, he falls prey to an even greater menace.
ISBN 9780060728366
Series Chronicles of ancient darkness series (4 of 5)
Publisher Orion, 2009
Paver, Michelle & Taylor, Geoff (ill)
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Soul eater
It's winter and Wolf, Torak's beloved pack-brother, has been captured by an unknown foe. In a desperate bid to rescue him, Torak and Renn must brave the frozen wilderness of the Far North. As they battle for survival amid howling blizzards and the ever-present menace of the great white bear, their friendship is tested to breaking point, and Torak is forced to get closer to his enemies than ever before.
ISBN 9780060728335
Series Chronicles of ancient darkness series (3 of 5)
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, UK, 2008
Paver, Michelle & Taylor, Geoff (ill)
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Spirit walker
As the Moon of No Dark waxes large, the clans fall prey to a horrifying sickness. Fear stalks the Forest. No one knows the cause and only Torak can find the cure. His quest takes him across the sea to the mysterious islands of the Seal Clan. Here, Torak battles an unseen menace and uncovers a betrayal that will change his life forever.
ISBN 9780060728304
Series Chronicles of ancient darkness series (2 of 5)
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, UK, 2007
Paver, Michelle & Taylor, Geoff (ill)
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Wolf brother
It's six thousand years ago and evil stalks the land. According to legend, only twelve year old Torak and his wolf-cub companion can defeat it. Their journey takes them through deep forests, across giant glaciers and into dangers they never imagined. Torak and Wolf are terrified of their mission but they must battle to save their world.
ISBN 9780060728274
Series Chronicles of ancient darkness series (1 of 5)
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, UK, 2006
Paver, Michelle & Taylor, Geoff (ill)
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Tom's midnight garden
Tom finds a wonderful garden that only appears when the clock strikes thirteen.
ISBN 9780192717771
Publisher Oxford University Press, 1998
Pearce, Philippa
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Ancient Greece
Watch the past come to life. Explore the history, daily life, beliefs, and achievements of this ancient civilisation whose influence can still be seen today. Includes stunning photographs, charts, maps, web links and a glossary of terms.
ISBN 9781405320412
Series Eyewitness series (36 books)
Publisher Dorling Kindersley, 2007
Pearson, Anne
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Hilda and the bird parade
Finding herself lost on the streets of Trolberg, Hilda befriends a talking raven. Together, they encounter all manner of bizarre creatures, from outcast Trolls to ferocious Salt Lions and deadly Rat Kings. Maybe, the city isn't so boring after all. As the pair try to find their way home, it becomes clear that the amnesiac raven has an important mission to attend to, if only he could remember what it was. A graphic novel.
ISBN 9781909263062
Series Hilda graphic novel series (6 books)
Publisher Flying Eye Books, 2013
Topics / Graphic novels /
Pearson, Luke
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Hilda and the black hound
Hilda meets the Nisse, a mischievous but charismatic bunch of misfits who occupy a world beside but, also, somehow within our own, and where the rules of physics don't quite match up. Meanwhile, on the streets of Trolberg, a dark spectre looms. A graphic novel.
ISBN 9781909263185
Series Hilda graphic novel series (6 books)
Publisher Flying Eye Books, 2014
Topics / Graphic novels /
Pearson, Luke
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Hilda and the midnight giant
Hilda finds her world turned upside down as she faces the prospect of leaving her snow-capped birthplace for the hum of the megalopolis, where her mother, an architect, has been offered a prestigious job. During Hilda's daily one-and-a-half hour trek to school, she looks for ways to stall her mother's decision. She conspires with the beings of the mystical Blue Forest to delay the inevitable. But, we don't know whether they will they help or hinder her. And, more importantly, we need to know who is the mysterious giant that turns up at night. A graphic novel.
ISBN 9781909263796
Series Hilda graphic novel series (6 books)
Publisher Nobrow, 2016
Topics / Graphic novels /
Pearson, Luke
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Hilda and the stone forest
Hilda and her mum have relaxed into city life now, but Hilda is starting to shirk her responsibilities and has enough magical friends and tricky ways that it's easy for her to defy her mother's wishes. After a daring escape attempt, the pair find themselves on the other side of the wall, furious with each other and forced to embark on a dangerous adventure through the land of the trolls.
ISBN 9781909263741
Series Hilda graphic novel series (6 books)
Publisher Nobrow, 2016
Topics / Graphic novels /
Pearson, Luke
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Hilda and the troll
While on an expedition to illustrate the magical creatures of the mountains around her home, Hilda spots a mountain troll. As she sketches, Hilda nods off but, when she wakes, the troll has totally disappeared. Even worse, Hilda is lost in a snowstorm. On her way home, Hilda befriends a lonely wooden man and narrowly avoids getting squashed by a lost giant. A graphic novel.
ISBN 9781909263147
Series Hilda graphic novel series (6 books)
Publisher Flying Eye Books, 2013
Topics / Graphic novels /
Pearson, Luke
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Hilda graphic novel 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 Hilda graphic novel series (6 books)
Pearson, Luke
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Hildafolk
Hilda is sitting in her tent, listening to the thunder passing overhead, when she hears a bell. As she hurtles towards the vanishing tinkling sound, Hilda unwittingly embarks on an adventure into strange worlds, ruled by magical forces. A graphic novel.
ISBN 9781907704048
Series Hilda graphic novel series (6 books)
Publisher Nobrow, 2010
Topics / Graphic novels /
Pearson, Luke
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Goblins & ghosties: Stories of darkness from around the world
If you like stories that are a bit dark and creepy or make you jump when things go bump in the night then this is the book for you. Filled with traditional tales from around the world about ghosts and ghouls, the biggest problem might be getting to sleep after reading them. Including twenty-five tales about vampires, demon dogs, ghosts, brownies werewolves and much more this is a great book for all lovers of fairy tales, folk tales, and ghost stories and for those who just love the scary stuff!
ISBN 9781472913692
Publisher Bloomsbury, 2015
Pearson, Maggie
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Drift house: the first voyage
Susan and her two younger brothers go to stay with their eccentric uncle on a remote Canadian lake. His house turns out to be a ship and they embark on a voyage across the Sea of Time to stop diabolical Queen Octavia and her plan to banish time.
ISBN 9780747580355
Publisher Bloomsbury, 2005
Peck, Dale
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Exposure
The controversial marriage of Otello, black football star, and Desmerelda, socialite and white pop icon, attracts jealousy and betrayal. The poor, street kids like Bush fight just as desperately for their family to survive. Realistic street language and drug references. Usually read by students in Years 9, 10 and above.
ISBN 9781406306491
Publisher Walker Books, 2008
Peet, Mal
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Keeper
El Gato, one of the world's greatest football players, tells the story of his life growing up in the forest in South America and of the ghostly keeper who taught him how to play soccer. Some adult themes.
ISBN 9781406304107
Publisher Walker Books, 2006
Peet, Mal
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Penalty, The
As the city of San Juan pulses to summer's sluggish beat, its teenage football prodigy El Brujito, the Little Magician, vanishes without trace. Paul Faustino, South America's top sports journalist, is reluctantly drawn into the mystery. As a story of corruption and murder unfolds, he is forced to confront a bitter history of slavery, and the power of the occult. Includes some adult themes. Usually read by students in Years 9, 10 or above.
ISBN 9781406309362
Publisher Walker Books, 2007
Peet, Mal
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Crocodile attack
In a true story, a twelve year old girl receives a reward for bravery following a crocodile attack in the Northern Territory. Fact and opinion surrounding the story are explored in reports, maps, signs, letters, newspaper articles and storytelling.
ISBN 9780957842243
Publisher BlueCat Books, 2004
Peguero, Leone
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Big Nate and friends
Sixth-grader Nate Wright is on top of the world, with a little help from his friends. His best buddies, Francis and Teddy, stick with Nate through thick and thin, usually thin. Nate's disastrous love life, his chess tournament trash talking, even his misguided attempt to be a bad boy. Along the way, Nate and his pals are joined by Artur, the gentle exchange student who's popular with almost everyone. And, don't forget Gina, the teacher's pet who gets an 'A' for annoying.
ISBN 9781449420437
Series Big Nate series (20 books)
Publisher Andrews McMeel, 2012
Peirce, Lincoln
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Big Nate blasts off
Nate's landed a job at the school paper and he can't wait to show off his cartooning talents. But, making fun of the toughest kid in class might not be the brightest idea. And, telling blabber-mouth Dee Dee about his secret crush isn't such a smart move either.
ISBN 9780008135331
Series Big Nate series (20 books)
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, UK, 2016
Peirce, Lincoln
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Big Nate goes for broke
Mighty Jefferson Middle School always wins. Then Nate decides it's time to go from zeroes to heroes. But, Nate can't crack under the pressure of the 'Ultimate Snowdown'.
ISBN 9780061996610
Series Big Nate series (20 books)
Publisher HarperCollins Children's Books, 2012
Peirce, Lincoln
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Big Nate lives it up
Principal Nichols wants Nate to be buddies with the new kid, Breckenridge Puffington III, and show him around. But, that's no easy task - Breckenridge is a plant-doodling, total fun-sponge. There's also something strangely familiar about this guy.
ISBN 9780007581283
Series Big Nate series (20 books)
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, UK, 2015
Peirce, Lincoln
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Big Nate makes the grade
Nate Wright is known to his pals and teachers for many things, his penchant for mischief and his school record for detentions being the foremost. But beating out brainiac Gina's grades is not one of those things.
ISBN 9781449425661
Series Big Nate series (20 books)
Publisher Andrews McMeel, 2012
Peirce, Lincoln
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Big Nate on a roll
Nate's a big deal in his scout troop until Artur, also known as Mr Perfect, joins. Now, Nate's stuck in second place. And Artur means business. Nate wants to take the grand prize and not wipe out, big time.
ISBN 9780061944390
Series Big Nate series (20 books)
Publisher HarperCollins Australia, 2011
Peirce, Lincoln
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Big Nate out loud: graphic novel
Eleven year old Nate Wright is living out loud and he wouldn't have it any other way. Even though his friends won't let him be the lead singer in their band, Nate continues to rock. He's a superstar of the comics pages and of the best-selling series of Big Nate books and he's a big hit with kids everywhere. This collection features daily and Sunday strips that originally appeared in newspapers.
ISBN 9781449407186
Series Big Nate series (20 books)
Topics / Graphic novels /
Peirce, Lincoln
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Big Nate strikes again
Big Nate will surpass all others but it won't be easy. He's stuck with Gina, his all-time enemy, who just might ruin everything. Nate wants to win but there's always detention, again.
ISBN 9780061944369
Series Big Nate series (20 books)
Publisher HarperCollins Children's Books, 2010
Peirce, Lincoln
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Big Nate: Crowd goes wild, The
Nate is 11 years old, four-and-a-half feet tall, and the all-time record holder for detentions in school history. He's a self-described genius and sixth grade Renaissance Man. Nate, who lives with his dad and older sister, enjoys pestering his family and teachers with his sarcasm.
ISBN 9781449436346
Series Big Nate series (20 books)
Publisher Andrews McMeel, 2014
Peirce, Lincoln
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Big Nate: From the top
Big Nate is taking it from the top. That is, the top of the troublemaker's list. Nate Wright is eleven years old, four-and-a-half feet tall, and the all-time record holder for school detentions in school history. He's a self-described genius and sixth-grade Renaissance man.
ISBN 9781449402327
Series Big Nate series (20 books)
Publisher Andrews McMeel, 2010
Peirce, Lincoln
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Big Nate: Great minds think alike
Nate Wright is a wisecracking eleven year old who knows he's destined for greatness. He's a sixth-grade chess prodigy, a self-described genius and the all-time record holder for detentions in school history. He's often in hot water with his teachers and classmates but Nate's winning personality and can-do attitude always make him a big hit with readers.
ISBN 9781449436353
Series Big Nate series (20 books)
Publisher Andrews McMeel, 2014
Peirce, Lincoln
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Big Nate: Here goes nothing
Nate is pleased to hear his school will be closed for months to clean up toxic mould in the building. Then, he learns that he will have to attend Jefferson Middle School while his school is cleaned. How will he be able to stand it? He is star goalie for his school football team and Jefferson is undefeated in this year's competition. Will Nate defend his goal and save the day? Or will Jefferson win again?
ISBN 9780007478323
Series Big Nate series (20 books)
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, UK, 2012
Peirce, Lincoln
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Big Nate: In a class by himself
Nate knows he's meant for big things, really big things. But, life doesn't always go your way just because you're awesome. Trouble always seems to find him but Nate keeps his cool no matter what. He knows he's great. A fortune cookie told him so.
ISBN 9780061944345
Series Big Nate series (20 books)
Publisher HarperCollins Australia, 2010
Peirce, Lincoln
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Big Nate: In the zone
Nate's not having the best of luck. In fact, he's not having any luck at all. But, with a little boost, thanks to Chad's lucky foot, suddenly good luck is everywhere. Nate's in the zone, for now.
ISBN 9780007478293
Series Big Nate series (20 books)
Publisher HarperCollins Children's Books, 2014
Peirce, Lincoln
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Big Nate: Super scribbler
This companion activity book to the Big Nate series is packed with laughs, activities and fun.
ISBN 9780008113414
Series Big Nate series (20 books)
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, UK, 2015
Peirce, Lincoln
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Big Nate: Thunka thunka thunka
Nate Wright's baseball team has just been given the lamest name in Little League history; he's on the verge of becoming know-it-all Gina's personal servant for a day; and Spitsy, the closest thing he has to a dog of his own, is in love with a cat. Nate's up to his ears in stress. Luckily, an empty plastic soda bottle is the perfect remedy. All Nate has to do is drum it gently against his head, thunka, thunka, thunka, and the pressures of dealing with Coach John, Mrs Godfrey and the terrifying Kim Cressly begin to fade away.
ISBN 9781449462277
Series Big Nate series (20 books)
Publisher Andrews McMeel, 2016
Peirce, Lincoln
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Big Nate: Welcome to my world
Aspiring cartoonist Nate Wright is eleven years old, four-and-a-half feet tall, and the all-time record holder for detentions in school history. He's a self-described genius and sixth-grade Renaissance Man who lives with his dad and older sister and enjoys pestering his family and teachers with his sarcasm.
ISBN 9781449462260
Series Big Nate series (20 books)
Publisher Andrews McMeel, 2015
Peirce, Lincoln
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Big Nate: What could possibly go wrong
Compilation of original Big Nate comic strips. This comic collection includes over three hundred black and white Big Nate comic strips, with bonus Big Nate activities.
ISBN 9780007478316
Series Big Nate series (20 books)
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, UK, 2012
Peirce, Lincoln
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Big Nate flips out
When Nate gets his best friend into big trouble, he needs to clean up his act, fast, before someone else ruins everything.
ISBN 9780007478279
Series Big Nate series (20 books)
Publisher HarperCollins Children's Books, 2013
Peirce, Lincoln
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Big Nate: Game on
To sixth-grader Nate Wright, life is one big game. So, when he suits up for any sport, he does it with an unmistakable swagger. From fine-tuning his trash-talking skills on the basketball court to his cocky attitude in the soccer goal, Nate can be a bigger challenge to his teammates than their opponents.
ISBN 9781449427771
Series Big Nate series (20 books)
Publisher Andrews McMeel, 2013
Peirce, Lincoln
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Brief candle
Based on the adventures of the Bronte sisters, Charlotte and Emily, and their brother, Branwell. Cooped up inside the bleak parsonage in winter, they write adventures for the heroes of their secret worlds. One day, Emily escapes to the moor and finds a mysterious outcast, Heslington, whose story of lost love intrigues her. She resolves to help him.
ISBN 9780340873700
Publisher Hodder Children's Books (UK), 2004
Pennington, Kate
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Tread softly: betrayal wears a gilded cloak
Mary Devereux is the daughter of the head tailor in Saltleigh Hall in Tudor England, a time when many wealthy women live trivial and useless lives. One night, she overhears the steward plotting to murder the Queen.
ISBN 9780340873434
Publisher Hodder Children's Books (Australia), 2005
Pennington, Kate
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Pax
Pax and Peter have been inseparable ever since Peter rescued him as a kit. But, one day, the unimaginable happens. Peter's dad enlists in the military and makes him return the fox to the wild. At his grandfather's house, three hundred miles away from home, Peter knows he wants to be with Pax. Despite the encroaching war, Peter strikes out on his own to reunite with his fox.
ISBN 9780008124090
Publisher HarperCollins US, 2016
Pennypacker, Sara & Klassen, Jon (ill)
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Young Oxford book of aliens, The
An excellent collection of classic and modern stories which speculate about the nature of aliens.
ISBN 9780192781772
Publisher Oxford University Press, 2000
Pepper, Dennis
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Glass collector, The
In Cairo, fifteen year old Aaron makes a living gathering garbage. But, Aaron has dreams of a better life, which includes Rachel who looks after the ponies that pull the stinking garbage carts. Aaron's skill at sorting glass is the only thing that keeps him alive. His mother is dead and his stepfather and stepbrother bully him. Aaron makes a choice that changes his life. Usually read by students in Years 9,10 or above.
ISBN 9780732291532
Publisher Angus & Robertson (HarperCollins), 2011
Perera, Anna
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Guantanamo boy
Fifteen year old Khalid isn't too excited about visiting his family in Pakistan but his Mum and Dad want him to go with them. For Khalid, a living nightmare begins. He is kidnapped and forced to go to a place no teenager should ever see, a place where torture and terror are considered normal.
ISBN 9780732288952
Publisher Angus & Robertson (HarperCollins), 2009
Perera, Anna
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D-Day: a Second World War soldier 1944
The story of Andrew Pope, commander of an infantry platoon, who took part in the Normandy landings on 6 June, 1944, later known as D-Day and the turning point of the Second World War. Andrew tells how his men prepared for and of the fierce battles that took place once they were ashore. This is Andrew's part in the biggest amphibious military operation in the history of the world.
ISBN 9781407103723
Series My story (16 books)
Publisher Scholastic UK, 2009
Perrett, Bryan
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My story: U-boat hunter, Peter Rogers, HMS Arum 1939-1945
Peter is the son of a merchant sailor during the Second World War whose father survives a bombing by a German U-Boat. This motivates Peter to be more actively involved in the English war effort.
ISBN 9780439959384
Publisher Scholastic UK, 2005
Perrett, Bryan
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Two weeks in grade six
It is the third term in grade six and Kaitlin's teacher has switched table groups around. Now, Kaitlin's on a table with stuck-up Ashleigh and all the losers.
ISBN 9780143300205
Publisher Penguin, 2003
Pershall, Anna & Mary K
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Making Jamie normal
Alex will be the coolest Year 9 student with the weirdest sister in Year 7 if she can't make Jamie 'normal' before she goes to high school. Jamie doesn't realise how lucky she is getting all this great advice. Some coarse language used in context.
ISBN 9780143302032
Series Aussie chomps (17 books)
Publisher Penguin, 2005
Pershall, Mary K
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Out of order: between age poems
An anthology that identifies the many issues of older adolescents' angst.
ISBN 9780237522902
Publisher Evans Bros, 2002
Peters, Andrew Fusek
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Time catcher
In a post-apocalyptic world of rigid rules, Althea's luxurious life is turned upside-down when she is kidnapped by the dreaded Variants, genetically evolved mutants who can travel through space at will. Betrayed by those she trusts most, Althea is forced to question everything she thought she knew, including who she is and what she's capable of. Althea must separate deception from truth to claim her own power.
ISBN 9781925272215
Publisher Ford Street Publishing, 2016
Peters, Cheree
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Define normal
Two very different girls, the punk and the goody-goody, are forced together in a peer-counselling situation at their school. Surprisingly, they find they have some things in common.
ISBN 9780316734899
Publisher Little, Brown & Co,
Peters, Julie Anne
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Clemency Pogue: fairy killer
When Clemency is attacked by a mean fairy, she shouts, 'I don't believe in fairies' and accidentally kills six of them. This funny story describes her efforts to put things right.
ISBN 9780689872365
Publisher Simon & Schuster, 2005
Petty, J T & Davis, Will (ill)
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Poems by young Australians Vol 6
Enjoy this collection of bright, witty, powerful and dark poems, written by students from five to seventeen years for The Taronga Foundation poetry prize.
ISBN 9781741664065
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2009
Petty, Ron (ed) & Grieve, Bradley Trevor (ill)
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Minna's quest
Men and women prove their worth in this exciting adventure. Minna, a Briton and a blacksmith's daughter, raises a sickly foal, commandeered by her brother, Cerdic, when he joins the soldiers. As bloodthirsty pirates plan to waylay the tiny Roman outpost, Cerdic and Minna risk all so that she can find reinforcements to save all their lives and that of her beloved defender, Theo.
ISBN 9780746078815
Publisher Usborne Publishing Ltd, 2007
Peyton, K M
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Last thirteen, The: 1
Book 13 in series: Sam wakes from his nightmare to discover the terrifying reality. It will come true. Kidnapped from school and finding out his parents aren't who he thinks they are, Sam is suddenly running from danger at every turn. With his life and identity shattered, Sam's salvation is tied to an ancient prophecy. He is in the final battle to save the world, up against an enemy plotting to destroy us all. He alone can find the last thirteen.
ISBN 9781443124829
Series The last thirteen series (13 of 13)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2014
Phelan, James
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Last thirteen, The: 10
Book 4 in series: An unexpected saviour ensures Sam lives to continue his search for the last 13. His next all-too-real nightmare leads him to Paris and the Council of Dreamers. With Solaris seemingly one step ahead of Sam's every move, unlikely alliances form. Treasure beyond belief beckons, while tragedy strikes at the very heart of the Academy.
ISBN 9781742831879
Series The last thirteen series (4 of 13)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2014
Phelan, James
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Last thirteen, The: 11
Book 3 in series: Sams deepest fears have become real and his enemies grow ever-more powerful. Struggling to stay one step ahead, Sam must locate 11 more dreamers and solve the next piece of the puzzle. Can Sam and his allies unlock the secrets of an ancient journal to reveal their final destiny? Sam is far from home, with the fate of the entire world in his hands.He must find the last 13. The race is on.
ISBN 9781742831862
Series The last thirteen series (3 of 13)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2014
Phelan, James
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Last thirteen, The: 12
Book 2 in series: This is where you die, Sam. The nightmare is real and Sam must face his destiny. Will the chilling prophecy and the ultimate battle against Solaris come true? Nothing could have prepared Sam for this terrifying new life as one of the last 13 Dreamers. From New York to Egypt, to Italy - the search for the rest of the last 13 will take Sam across the globe. He cannot do it alone, but who can he really trust? He must find the rest of the last 13. The race has begun. 13 books. 13 nightmares. 1 destiny. Are you one of them?
ISBN 9781742831855
Series The last thirteen series (2 of 13)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2013
Phelan, James
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Last thirteen, The: 13
Book 1 in series: Sam wakes up from a nightmare to discover the terrifying reality that it will come true. Kidnapped from school, he's on the run from danger at every turn. With his life and identity shattered, Sam's salvation is tied up in an ancient prophecy. He is in a final battle to save the world, up against an enemy plotting to destroy us all. He alone can find the last 13.
ISBN 9781742831848
Series The last thirteen series (1 of 13)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2013
Phelan, James
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Last thirteen, The: 4
Book 10 in series: After a dramatic sea rescue in Japan, Sam meets powerful friends ready to help him. He sets off for Cambodia, Eva faces her worst fear in the Dream Doors competition, Alex is headed out on unknown waters with the enigmatic Hans. At the legendary temple of Ankgor Wat, Sam must deal with ancient traps to escape with the next Gear. But the cost will be unimaginable. Will Sam be able to go on. He must carry on the fight.
ISBN 9781742831930
Series The last thirteen series (10 of 13)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2014
Phelan, James
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Last thirteen, The: 5
Book 9 in series: Sam heads to Japan to meet the next Dreamer, a famous professional gamer. While at a tournament in Tokyo, Stella arrives forcing Sam and Dreamer number nine to take extreme evasive action. Alex and Shiva are captive in Shiva's apartment after being fitted with wrist bombs that will detonate if they attempt to escape, and Eva learns how participating in the Four Corners competition will help discover Solaris's location.
ISBN 9781742831923
Series The last thirteen series (9 of 13)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2014
Phelan, James
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Last thirteen, The: 6
Book 8 in series: The barrier between dreams and reality is more blurred than ever as Sam is drawn into an age-old battle for the Dreamscape. Confusingly, the next Dreamer seems to know as much as Sam about the importance of her dreams and the search for the Gears. From the Kremlin in Moscow to the wilds of Siberia, Sam is involved in a race with an old adversary with a sinister way of staying one step ahead.
ISBN 9781742831916
Series The last thirteen series (8 of 13)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2014
Phelan, James
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Last thirteen, The: 7
Book 7 in series: Solaris remains a constant threat as Sam's search for the next Dreamer takes him to the Grand Canyon. All is not as it seems as strange secrets and devastating betrayals force him to question all he believes in. Facing insurmountable challenges, deadly consequences seem inevitable. Their enemies grow more desperate, and they don't know who to trust.
ISBN 9781742831909
Series The last thirteen series (7 of 13)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2014
Phelan, James
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Last thirteen, The: 8
Book 6 in series: Sam's search takes him to Cuba, where unknown pursuers, long-forgotten treasure and the perils of the ocean await. Eva and Lora's safety hangs in the balance, and Alex makes a terrifying discovery of his own, enemies are closing in on all sides. Can Sam and his friends stay one step ahead and find the next Gear in time.
ISBN 9781742831893
Series The last thirteen series (6 of 13)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2014
Phelan, James
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Last thirteen, The: 9
Book 5 in series: Sam journeys to South America, his dream leading him to a long-lost ancient city. Hidden deep within the Amazon rainforest, he is forced to navigate deadly traps in pursuit of another Gear. Can Sam work out who the next dreamer is in time, or will his enemies succeed once more. He must find the last 13. They must fight on.
ISBN 9781742831886
Series The last thirteen series (5 of 13)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2014
Phelan, James
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Last thirteen, The: 2
Book 12 in series: At the end there is only darkness. With the final countdown now only days away, Sam and Eva must brave the dangers of Antarctica to find Alex, the twelfth Dreamer and Gear. An impossible, amazing discovery underneath the ice will bring them all closer to the end of the race but, with betrayal on every side, it will difficult to make it out alive. Sam must unite the last 13. Time is running out.
ISBN 9781742831954
Series The last thirteen series (12 of 13)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2014
Phelan, James
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Last thirteen, The: 3
Book 11 in series: Still heartbroken by the loss of his mentor, Sam discovers the next Dreamer is someone very close to him. Together, they must travel to the other side of the world to find the eleventh Gear. On his voyage with Hans, Alex's dreams grow ever-more powerful as he encounters pirates, deep-sea peril and the harshest climate on earth. He will need all his resourcefulness just to survive.
ISBN 9781742831947
Series The last thirteen series (11 of 13)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2014
Phelan, James
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Snow White: a graphic novel
It's 1928 and the glitz and glam of show business in pre-Depression era New York City is in full swing. The lights are bright for financiers and those who entertain them, and life seems good in the big city. But, in one house, a little girl is sent away by her cold, ruthless stepmother. She does not return until it's too late. The market has crashed, her father is gone and her stepmother is even more desperate for wealth and attention.
ISBN 9780763672331
Publisher Candlewick Press, 2016
Topics / Graphic novels /
Phelan, Matt
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Fire pony, The
Imagine you have only one person in the world to love and take care of you and that person has a dangerous secret. Roy and his brother Joe Dilly, blessed with the talent of horse whispering, try to find a home in America's deep south.
ISBN 9780746065082
Publisher Usborne Publishing Ltd, 2005
Philbrick, Rodman
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Lobster boy
Skiff Beaman needs to fix his family's fishing boat but, to do this, he needs money. With his Dad spending his days on the TV couch since his mother died, Skiff decides that fishing for Bluefin tuna is his only solution.
ISBN 9780746090824
Publisher Usborne Publishing Ltd, 2008
Philbrick, Rodman
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Sea fever
Saul loves the water but his dad hates it. Saul's mum walked into the sea and drowned. Now Saul's dad has moved him far away and Saul yearns for the sea.
ISBN 9780237537289
Series Sharp shades series (8 books)
Publisher Evans Bros, 2008
Philip, Gillian
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Giants, trolls, witches, beasts: Ten tales from deep, dark woods
Some fairy tales are about fairies, others are about unicorns, but there's none of those in this book. This beautifully illustrated graphic novel brings together fairy tales of the darker, scarier kind from all corners of the world. Full of monsters, trolls and witches these retellings will enchant those new to the tales and delight returning readers with its full colour pages and lively re-crafting of these classic stories.
ISBN 9781760113261
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2017
Topics / Graphic novels /
Phillips, Craig
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Abraham Lincoln: from pioneer to president
Abraham Lincoln is fondly remembered as an American President with an unwavering sense of justice and willingness to fight for his beliefs. Follow Lincoln's journey from humble beginnings as a poor Illinois rail splitter to his election as America's 16th President, and into the dark days of the Civil War leading to his tragic assassination.
ISBN 9781402733963
Series Sterling biographies series (17 of 29)
Publisher Sterling Publishing Co, 2007
Phillips, Ellen Blue
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Bit of a hero, A
Tom is finding it hard to come to terms with the death of his father, a firefighter, who lost his life trying to save a child. Life just gets worse when a bully joins his class at school and Mum meets a new man. Tom wonders whether he can find the courage within himself to stand up to the bully, and to accept the many changes in his life.
ISBN 9781842709092
Publisher Andersen Press Ltd, 2009
Topics / Year 5 easy reads /
Phinn, Gervase
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Good luck to the rider
A story about the adoption of a foal and a girl's first year at boarding school.
ISBN 9780330362740
Publisher Pan MacMillan, 2001
Phipson, Joan
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Con-nerd
Connor is under extreme pressure. At home, his mother has his future planned so as to bring honour to the family. This means a selective high school, with coaching after school to pass the tests, and then a career as a doctor. Anything less is unthinkable, including Connor's real talent of drawing manga style characters and making his own comic books. Then, there's his classmates' perception that he's a nerd.
ISBN 9780143304869
Publisher Puffin Australia, 2011
Phommavanh, Oliver
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Other Christy, The
My name is Christy but nobody calls me that. In my class, there's another girl named Christie, who is popular and loud, and everyone likes her. I've become just the other Christy, the spare Christy. Just once, I'd like to be noticed and have a real friend. Someone I can bake treats for and who just gets me, and my weird, fussy Grandpa.
ISBN 9780143505723
Publisher Penguin, 2016
Phommavanh, Oliver
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Punchlines
Johnny has seen his childhood bestie turn into an attractive teenage girl that he now wants to turn into his girlfriend. How can he get her to see through the boy she is going out with, turn to Johnny and come to take him seriously. He will use all his comedic wit and romance her with entertainment.
ISBN 9780143306511
Publisher Puffin Australia, 2012
Phommavanh, Oliver
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Stuff happens: Ethan
Stuff happens sometimes. For Ethan, it happened when he thought his best friend didn't like him anymore. Ethan is not just bookish, he's book-obsessed, and possibly the only boy with a mother begging him to put a book down so he can make friends.Ethan doesn't make friends easily so when he bonds with Trent over a dinosaur book, his world changes. But, when Trent discovers downball, Ethan thinks that he's lost his best and only friend.
ISBN 9780143308171
Series Stuff happens series (12 books)
Publisher Penguin Books Australia, 2015
Phommavanh, Oliver
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Super con-nerd
Connor is happy to be a nerd, but when he reaches his selective school he finds there are better nerds, Super-nerds. His friends aren't around to support him and he hasn't any new ones. But slowly and because of an almost unwinnable challenge he finds new friends called the nerdy rejects, and he has time to pursue his real destiny- drawing comic books.
ISBN 9780143306535
Publisher Penguin, 2017
Phommavanh, Oliver
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Godwits, The
A boy in China is waiting. The godwits will soon land on his favourite beach. But things are changing and there are plans to build houses on this very beach. Wei is determined this will not happen. A new leader has been chosen to lead the godwits from Australia to Wei's beach. Will the birds make it and will the beach still be there. A book about one brave bird and one heroic boy.
ISBN 9780994611802
Publisher Bullawai Books, 2016
Pickworth, Bruce & Robertson, Lorraine (ill)
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Ulysses Moore: the door to time
A mysterious old mansion, a strange locked door with four keyholes and three adventurous, courageous and curious kids determined to solve the mystery of Ulysses Moore, who once owned that house.
ISBN 9780439774383
Publisher Scholastic US, 2006
Piemme, Edizioni
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Alanna: the first adventure
In Alanna the first adventure, Alanna wants to become the first female knight so she poses as a boy and takes her place among the pages at the palace.
ISBN 9780590197960
Series Song of the lioness series (1 of 5)
Publisher Yearling, 1999
Pierce, Tamora
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Beka Cooper series
Science fiction/fantasy series. Any two books from this series may be read as Challenge books; up to five more can be read as personal choice books. See Series lists for individual titles.
Series Beka Cooper series (3 books)
Pierce, Tamora
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Bloodhound
Beka Cooper is finally a Dog, a fully fledged member of the Provost's Guard, dedicated to keeping peace in Corus's streets. Delving deep into the gambling world, it won't be enough for Beka be her usual terrier self. She'll have to learn from Achoo to sniff out the criminals and to be a Bloodhound.
ISBN 9781862918023
Series Beka Cooper series (2 of 3)
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2008
Pierce, Tamora
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Cold fire
Daja, a smith-mage, and her teacher spend the winter in Kugisko. A series of fires suggest the work of an arsonist and Daja is impressed by the heroic efforts of the firefighter, Bennet; but Daja's world is about to be turned upside-down.
ISBN 9780590396561
Series The circle opens series (3 of 4)
Publisher Scholastic US, 2003
Pierce, Tamora
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Emperor mage
Because of her wild magic, which gives her a strong affinity with animals and the ability to heal them, Daine is part of a delegation sent to work out a peace treaty with a barbarous emperor whose beloved captive birds are deathly ill.
ISBN 9781416903376
Series The Immortals quartet series (3 of 4)
Publisher Simon Pulse, 2005
Pierce, Tamora
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First test
Keladry wants to be accepted as a knight in the kingdom of Tortall in the first book of the series, Protector of the small.
ISBN 9780439968096
Series Protector of the small series (1 of 4)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2004
Pierce, Tamora
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In the hand of the goddess
Alanna participates in her first war, battles against Jonathan's evil uncle, Duke Roger, meets the Great Mother Goddess and experiences first love, all the while maintaining her guise as a boy.
ISBN 9780679801115
Series Song of the lioness series (2 of 5)
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 1990
Pierce, Tamora
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Lady knight
Kel has achieved her ultimate ambition - she is a knight of Tortall. But now she must fulfil a knight's duty and fight for her country against the Scanran invasion.
ISBN 9780439963565
Series Protector of the small series (4 of 4)
Publisher Scholastic UK, 2004
Pierce, Tamora
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Lioness rampant
Accompanied by the legendary Shang Dragon, Alanna must attempt the impossible - recover the fabled Dominion jewel. And she must work fast. Tortall is in terrible danger. Roger Conte is back.
ISBN 9781862917361
Series Song of the lioness series (4 of 5)
Publisher Scholastic UK, 2007
Pierce, Tamora
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Magic steps
Fourteen year old Sandry, a weaving mage, discovers that a young boy has magical powers and begins training him. Together they fight the terror of assassins using 'unmagic' and are drawn into a world of murder and violence.
ISBN 9780590396059
Series The circle opens series (1 of 4)
Publisher Scholastic UK, 2002
Pierce, Tamora
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Mastiff
Beka and her partner, Tunstall, are put on the biggest case of their lives. They are on the trail of kidnapping evil-doers who murder anyone that gets in their way or possesses any information about them or their organisation. Murder and treason are afoot, and Beka will be dealing with greedy nobles, a rising religious cult and a hunt throughout the kingdom that will either make her career, or end her life.
ISBN 9780375814709
Series Beka Cooper series (3 of 3)
Publisher Random House Children's Books, 2012
Pierce, Tamora
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Melting stones
Four years have passed since Evvy left the streets of Chammur to begin her training as a stone mage. At fourteen, she's unhappy to be on a new journey with her mentor, prickly green mage Rosethorn, who has been called to the Battle Islands to determine why the plants and animals there are dying.
ISBN 9781862918030
Publisher Omnibus Books, 2008
Pierce, Tamora
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Page
Kel has passed her probationary year, and is now a fully-fledged page at the Tortall palace. But this hasn't made her year-mates any happier about training with a girl. In fact, the plotting and bullying is about to get worse.
ISBN 9780439968119
Series Protector of the small series (2 of 4)
Publisher Scholastic UK, 2004
Pierce, Tamora
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Protector of the small 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 Protector of the small series (4 books)
Pierce, Tamora
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Realms of the gods, The
Daine and her mentor are about to be killed when Daine's parents, who are gods, sweep the pair up into their domain. They are saved, but both Daine and Numair want to return to mortal regions to help their country fight against the deadly foes.
ISBN 9780679882916
Series The Immortals quartet series (4 of 4)
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 1998
Pierce, Tamora
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Shatterglass
Kethlun Warder is a journeyman glass-blower mage with rare and uncontrolled lightning magic powers. Several mage combine their powers to try to solve a murder in this mystery fantasy.
ISBN 9780590396967
Series The circle opens series (4 of 4)
Publisher Scholastic US, 2004
Pierce, Tamora
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Song of the lioness quartet: 4 books in one
All four books in one.
ISBN 9780439968218
Series Song of the lioness series (5 books)
Publisher Scholastic UK, 2004
Pierce, Tamora
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Song of the lioness 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 Song of the lioness series (5 books)
Pierce, Tamora
No book cover.
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Squire
Kel is physically and mentally preparing herself for the final test in the Chamber of the Ordeal, in which fourth year squires must successfully face their greatest fears before becoming knights.
ISBN 9780679889199
Series Protector of the small series (3 of 4)
Publisher Laurel Leaf, 2004
Pierce, Tamora
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Street magic
Briar, a plant mage, accompanies his teacher to a barren land to help the farmers. While there he discovers the magical potential of a street urchin. Together, they fight rival street gangs and a wicked, noble woman.
ISBN 9780439979290
Series The circle opens series (2 of 4)
Publisher Scholastic UK, 2002
Pierce, Tamora
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Terrier
Beka Cooper starts training as a Dog, the slang for police officer in her time, for the local magistrate. Being accepted as a new Puppy in the guard has its challenges but Beka has special advantages. She can hear the souls of the dead and the voices of murdered victims. With her magical and intuitive cat and her two trainers, she is out to discover who is behind the disappearance of lower city children.
ISBN 9780375838163
Series Beka Cooper series (1 of 3)
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2007
Pierce, Tamora
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The circle opens series
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Series The circle opens series (4 books)
Pierce, Tamora
No book cover.
The Immortals quartet series
Any two titles read from this series can be included as official Challenge books; up to five more titles can be included as your personal choice books. To see the individual book titles and their PRC ID numbers, go to the Series lists on the Booklists page, on the website. Or, you can search for a series name or the individual titles by using the Search function on the top left hand corner of the screen.
Series The Immortals quartet series (4 books)
Pierce, Tamora
No book cover.
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Tortall and other lands: a collection of tales
A collection of eleven tales from the land of Tortall, featuring both previously unknown characters and old friends.
ISBN 9781862919167
Publisher Omnibus Books, 2011
Pierce, Tamora
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Wild magic
Daine loses her entire family to a bandit attack. Her grief sees her rely on her heightened animal instincts and run with a wild wolf pack. On her return to the human world, she begins the long process of harnessing her magic power.
ISBN 9780439968041
Series The Immortals quartet series (1 of 4)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2004
Pierce, Tamora
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Wolf-speaker
Orphaned Daine, now fourteen, has always been able to mind-speak with animals, but now she is also learning to heal their wounds magically, to enter their minds and see with their eyes, and to change temporarily into animal form.
ISBN 9780679882893
Series The Immortals quartet series (2 of 4)
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 1997
Pierce, Tamora
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Woman who rides like a man, The
Newly knighted, Alanna of Trebond seeks adventure in the vast desert of Tortall. Captured by fierce desert dwellers, she is forced to prove herself in a duel to the death.
ISBN 9780590198899
Series Song of the lioness series (3 of 5)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 1998
Pierce, Tamora
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Wings
In a new city and new school, Laurel is apprehensive about how she will fit in. When something blooms in the middle of her back, Laurel discovers that she is a faerie and was placed with human parents as a child. As Laurel learns about her true background and the dangers that face the faerie realm, she struggles to find her place in both worlds.
ISBN 9780007319732
Publisher HarperCollins US, 2009
Pike, Aprilynne
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Empty frame
Max, one of the three children spending their holidays with a cousin at The Abbey, hears a woman crying on his first night there. He investigates and discovers that the sixteenth century portrait of Lady Alice is now just an empty frame.
ISBN 9780007121540
Publisher HarperCollins Australia, 2003
Pilling, Ann
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My sister lives on the mantelpiece
Since the death of his sister, Rose, in a terrorist attack, life for ten year old Jamie has been torn apart. A move to the country with his dad and older sister only increases Jamie's torment. His father mourns through alcohol and a wild rage against the killers. Jamie is bullied at his new school and yearns for his absent mother. Jamie knows he should feel sadder but he barely remembers his sister.
ISBN 9781444001839
Publisher Orion, 2011
Pitcher, Annabel
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Broken sun, The
When an ancient artefact is stolen from the British museum, Jack, Scarlett and Mr Doyle embark on a hunt across Europe to find it. In a race against time, they need to foil a deadly plan to attack the Houses of Parliament.
ISBN 9781922182166
Series Jack Mason adventure series (3 of 3)
Publisher Text Publishing Co, 2014
Pitt, Darrell
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Firebird mystery, The
London, a city of fog and snow, filled with airships, steamcars and metrotowers soaring into space. Jack is an orphan, who becomes the apprentice detective to Ignatius Doyle and is plunged into a mystery of past and future.
ISBN 9781922147752
Series Jack Mason adventure series (1 of 3)
Publisher Text Publishing Co, 2014
Pitt, Darrell
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Jack Mason adventure series
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Series Jack Mason adventure series (3 books)
Pitt, Darrell
No book cover.
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Secret abyss, The
Jack is on his most dangerous case, tracking down a deadly assassin who is travelling through time, wreaking havoc.
ISBN 9781922147967
Series Jack Mason adventure series (2 of 3)
Publisher Text Publishing Co, 2014
Pitt, Darrell
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Australia's dinosaurs
Did you know that Australia's Dinosaurs came in all shapes and sizes? Some were giant long-necked plant-eaters, some had large eyes or huge noses, while others may have been like small speedy tanks! But what happened to the dinosaurs? Discover clues and theories that may explain the lives and deaths of Australia's Dinosaurs.
ISBN 9781740703611
Series Australian Library series (21 books)
Publisher Heinemann, 2007
Plant, Andrew
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Poppy, The
On Anzac Day 1918, a desperate counter-attack in a French town became one of Australia's greatest victories on World War I. A bond was forged and never forgotten by the town and should never be forgotten by Australians.
ISBN 9781925000320
Publisher Ford Street Publishing, 2014
Plant, Andrew
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Spy
Discover the world of espionage, from the tools of the early spymaster to the electronic surveillance of today.
ISBN 9780751360769
Series Eyewitness series (36 books)
Publisher Dorling Kindersley, 1996
Platt, Richard & Dann, Geoff & Gorton, Steve (phot)
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Shipwreck
This is a spectacular and informative guide to some of the world's most significant shipwrecks. Includes full-colour photographs of submerged wrecks and their lost cargoes and treasures.
ISBN 9780751361070
Series Eyewitness series (36 books)
Publisher Dorling Kindersley, 1997
Platt, Richard & Wilson, Alex & Chambers, Tina (phot)
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Hope Bay
A friendship between a young adolescent girl called Possum and Olga, a Dutch World War II refugee, reveals past and present histories, connections and relationships. Grief and loss are sensitively handled and resolved.
ISBN 9780143301523
Publisher Puffin Australia, 2005
Pluss, Nicole
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Scout
Life for Kit Lovell has not been easy. She never knew her father, a renowned sea captain who drowned after his ship sank. Kit's grandmother dies and she and her mother are evicted from their home in England. When Kit's mother agrees to marry a man she has never met, they embark on a treacherous and monotonous journey to the far flung colony of South Australia. Usually read by students in Years 9, 10 or above.
ISBN 9780143204589
Publisher Penguin Books Australia, 2010
Pluss, Nicole
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Gracefully Grayson
Raised as a boy, twelve year old Grayson has never felt comfortable in her own skin and longs to be able to express her true gender identity. She is a loner, eating her lunch in the library, trying to avoid the class bullies. Home is not much better. Although she has lived with her aunt, uncle and two cousins for years, she isn't close to them. They don't know the real Grayson. No one does. But, when Grayson impulsively signs up for school play tryouts and then auditions for the leading role, things begin to change.
ISBN 9781423185277
Publisher Disney Press, 2014
Polonsky, Amy
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Mummy monster game, The
Josh, Amy and Harry are consumed by a computer game and become trapped in a terrifying adventure. They must use their wits to escape.
ISBN 9781862911765
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 1993
Pond, Roy
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Anne Frank
Anne Frank is a young Jewish girl in Germany when Adolf Hitler rose to power and began his program to eradicate Jewish people. Anne and her family are forced to take refuge in a small annexe for two years.
ISBN 9780099409762
Publisher Red Fox, 2007
Poole, J & Barrett, A (ill)
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Master of the fallen chairs, The
Thirteen year old orphan, Kim, is sent to live with his elusive guardian, surly tutor and various servants in Skirl, a grand but dilapidated old house with many ghosts and a family curse. When one of the servant girls goes missing, a dark cloud descends on the house. The arrival of a stranger in the dead of night plunges everything further into mystery, and introduces a bit of magic too.
ISBN 9781846166259
Publisher Orchard Books, 2008
Porter, Henry
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Every minute in Australia
Ever wondered what is happening every minute in Australia? This book will tell you how much tomato sauce will be consumed, money spent on bottled water and how many cars will cross the Sydney Harbour Bridge, plus much more.
ISBN 9781742832128
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2012
Poshoglian, Yvette
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My Australian story: Escape from Cockatoo Island
It is 1879 and life in the Biloela Industrial School is tough for eleven year old Olivia Markham. Her windswept days are filled with sewing, washing and avoiding the girls from the Reformatory School. Sydney is rapidly growing and modernising but Olivia can only imagine what life is like beyond the shores of Cockatoo Island. She dreams of freedom, friendship and, above all, family.
ISBN 9781742832456
Series My Australian story (31 books)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2013
Poshoglian, Yvette
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Frankie Fox girl spy: Operation boy band
Agent Frankie Fox is undercover, visiting an international kid's robotics competition. She's investigating the evil Alliance's robot army, when she discovers that the world's number one boy band is brainwashing kids to serve the Alliance. To try and save the day, Frankie will need to solve puzzles, deprogram evil robots and sneak backstage at a concert. But, her best friend won't forgive her if she breaks up the band.
ISBN 9780734415707
Publisher Lothian Books, 2015
Poshoglian, Yvette & Davis, Jacqui (ill)
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Frankie Fox girl spy: Ready, set, spy
Frankie Fox has realised she is being trained to be a spy. She has a spy manual which helps her learn to solve problems and use cool technology. When Frankie's billionaire inventor dad is kidnapped by a mysterious, evil group, the Alliance, it's up to Frankie to get him back. She'll have to solve mind-bending puzzles and work head-spinning gadgets to do it. Frankie must move quickly from school kid to super spy.
ISBN 9780734415684
Publisher Lothian Books, 2015
Poshoglian, Yvette & Davis, Jacqui (ill)
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Dog gone
Ish's dog is gone. Vanished in a country town. Mum's on holiday, Dad's in Sydney and Ish and his bossy sister, Molly, are staying with Gran. There are no clues, only something mysterious and ghostlike in the town's graveyard. Then, a bully from the local school starts to blackmail Ish. He thinks things can't get any worse. But, he's wrong.
ISBN 9780980448450
Publisher Avant Press, 2010
Poustie, Carole
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You kids, count your shadows: hairymen and other Aboriginal folklore in New South Wales
A collection of stories, taken from interviews, which gives an insight into the knowledge and ancient beliefs of the Aboriginal people in NSW.
ISBN 9780646346731
Publisher self-published, 1997
Povah, Frank
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Skateboarding: extreme sports
One of a series of books about extreme sports. With action photographs, diagrams and a glossary of terms, this book shows you the techniques of skateboarding, the equipment and the right gear to wear.
ISBN 9781844430918
Publisher Raintree, 2003
Powell, Ben
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Amina: through my eyes
Amina lives with her family in Somalia, a country that has endured drought and civil war for decades. Amina's father is betrayed and arrested. His artwork is seen as 'un-Islamic' and Amina no longer knows who she can trust. Food is scarce, her mother is pregnant and her grandmother ill. Amina must find a way to survive.
ISBN 9781743312490
Series Through my eyes - Natural disaster zones (7 books)
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2013
Powers, J L & White, Lyn (ed)
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Erebos
Nick finds himself caught between two worlds, playing a game on the computer that depends on his actions in real life.
ISBN 9781742379531
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2012
Poznanski, Ursula & Pattinson, Judith (trans)
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Amazing Maurice and his educated rodents, The
Maurice the cat and his friends, a motley group of rats, have gained super intelligence overnight and quickly start scamming human villages with a Pied Piper of Hamelin ruse.
ISBN 9780552552028
Publisher Corgi Books, 2004
Pratchett, Terry
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Nation
Mau is the sole survivor of a primitive tribe, wiped out by a terrible natural disaster. He is young but brave and visionary, in this upside-down and dangerous world. He gathers around him, and defends, a strange group, including a feisty young girl and a foul-mouthed parrot. Strong language used in context. Usually read by students in Years 9, 10 and above.
ISBN 9780552557795
Publisher Corgi Books, 2009
Pratchett, Terry
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Truckers
Masklin is a gnome who is determined to ensure the survival of his species.
ISBN 9780552525954
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 1991
Pratchett, Terry
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Wee free men, The
The trouble on the Aching farm - monsters in the river, headless horsemen in the lane - climaxes when Tiffany's little brother is stolen away. Fortunately, the Nac Mac Feegle - the fighting, thieving, wee free men - will assist in his rescue. Tiffany will have a witty, inventive, sumptuous tale to tell.
ISBN 9780385612548
Publisher Random House Children's Books, 2008
Pratchett, Terry & Player, Stephen (ill)
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Night of the burning
Sisters, Devorah and Nechama, are two of Isaac Ochberg's orphans who have survived the Night of the Burning in Domachevo, Poland, in 1920. With courage and hope, the sisters travel to South Africa for a better life and a desire to find safety and a family that might love them.
ISBN 9780747590514
Publisher Bloomsbury, 2007
Press Wulf, Linda
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Battle of Britain: a Second World War spitfire pilot 1939-1941
Harry Woods is a proud spitfire pilot in the fledgling Royal Air Force of 1939. All he has ever wanted to do, since he saw his first plane, is be a pilot. But, now, all he can remember are the roar of the engines and the rattle of machine guns. His friend, Lenny, has lost a leg in a dogfight with the German Luftwaffe. Harry is determined to fight on bravely for all he holds dear but the dangers are terrible and the thrills exhausting.
ISBN 9781407103709
Series My story (16 books)
Publisher Scholastic UK, 2008
Priestley, Chris
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Mister Creecher
Suitable for mature readers. We follow the growing relationship between a young pickpocket and 'the creature', as together they pursue the elusive Dr Frankenstein. Set in 1800s London.
ISBN 9781408827987
Publisher Bloomsbury, 2011
Priestley, Chris
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Outbreak
Miriam's mother is starting to buy extra food to put away. Both her parents insist on calling her by her non-Jewish nickname and Miriam is struggling to understand what is going on. Through talking with friends who have overheard their parents' conversations and listening to the radio, Miriam learns about the coming to power of Adolph Hitler.
ISBN 9780713688405
Publisher A & C Black, 2008
Prince, Alison
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Deadly D & Justice Jones series
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Series Deadly D & Justice Jones series (3 books)
Prince, Scott & Hartley, David
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Deadly D & Justice Jones: Making the team
Dylan has an amazing power. It attracts the attention of the Brisbane Broncos football team, where Dylan becomes known as Deadly D.
ISBN 9781922142184
Series Deadly D & Justice Jones series (3 books)
Publisher Magabala Books, 2013
Prince, Scott & Hartley, David
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Deadly D & Justice Jones: Rising star
The action-packed, rugby league adventures of Deadly D and Justice Jones just got a whole lot deadlier. As Deadly D continues to be rugby league's hottest superstar, Dylan's secret has fallen into the hands of a nasty newspaper reporter who can't wait to tell the world. Dylan and Justice must stop the curse from being revealed.
ISBN 9781922142504
Series Deadly D & Justice Jones series (3 books)
Publisher Magabala Books, 2014
Prince, Scott & Hartley, David
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Deadly D & Justice Jones; Search, The
Dylan and his loyal friend, Justice Jones, are desperately trying to keep the secret of Deadly D from being revealed to the world. Maybe, it's time for Dylan to fess up to his mother about how he has been using his superhero powers. And, the Brisbane Broncos won't be able to cope if Deadly D doesn't return.
ISBN 9781925360011
Series Deadly D & Justice Jones series (3 books)
Publisher Magabala Books, 2015
Prince, Scott & Hartley, David
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Our Aunty Sharon
Popular Sharon is one deadly relative, a proud and gregarious Aunty to all the mob.
ISBN 9780980359305
Publisher Indij Readers, 2007
Prior, Chasity & Karen Briggs (ill)
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Little fullas rap at the games
A group of Aboriginal children rap and chant their way through a day at the Melbourne Commonwealth Games, and learn about their culture from their Elders.
ISBN 9780975686171
Publisher Indij Readers, 2007
Prior, Chasity & McIntosh, Kelli & Hughes, Sharon
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Bog bodies: mummies and curious corpses
All the facts necessary to know about dried, pickled and frozen preserved people are contained in this unusual book.
ISBN 9781864482430
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 1994
Prior, Natalie Jane
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Encyclopaedia of preserved people: pickled, frozen and mummified corpses from around the world, The
Descriptions of procedures and items such as Einstein's pickled brain will fascinate older primary readers.
ISBN 9780375922879
Publisher Hodder Headline Australia Pty Ltd, 2002
Prior, Natalie Jane
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Lily Quench and the black mountains
Lily Quench goes on a quest to save the endangered, blue lily.
ISBN 9780733617300
Series Lily Quench series (2 of 8)
Publisher Hodder Headline Australia Pty Ltd, 2003
Prior, Natalie Jane
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Lily Quench and the dragon of Ashby
A family of dragon slayers, the Quenches of Ashby have always been a burning success...until the evil Black Count invades, and the family's fortunes go into a downward spiral.
ISBN 9780733617294
Series Lily Quench series (1 of 8)
Publisher Hodder Children's Books (Australia), 2003
Prior, Natalie Jane
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Lily Quench and the hand of Manuelo
The Black Empire is crumbling and the miners are in revolt. Manuelo, a strange figure, is believed to be responsible. But when a stolen dragonet full of fleeing miners arrives in Ashby Water, Lily Quench has to decide whether Manuelo is friend or foe.
ISBN 9780733616549
Series Lily Quench series (6 of 8)
Publisher Hodder Children's Books (Australia), 2004
Prior, Natalie Jane
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Lily Quench and the lighthouse of Skellig Mor
At the end of the earth is Skellig Lir, a dreamy, enchanted island that is inhabited by people with strange powers. To get there, Lily Quench and Queen Dragon must brave magic, storms and seas swarming with deadly sea dragons.
ISBN 9780142400593
Series Lily Quench series (4 of 8)
Publisher Puffin Australia, 2004
Prior, Natalie Jane
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Lily Quench and the magicians' pyramid
Lily must save her friend Queen Dragon from the bloodthirsty clutches of the magicians, and she and Queen Dragon must find the secret locations of the Eyes in Time before the magicians find them and imprison them forever.
ISBN 9780733616532
Series Lily Quench series (5 of 8)
Publisher Hodder Children's Books (Australia), 2003
Prior, Natalie Jane
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Lily Quench and the search for king dragon
Gordon the Black Count has finally returned to reclaim the Black Empire. With Queen Dragon and its Chief Quencher away, the fate of Ashby looks grim.
ISBN 9780733616556
Series Lily Quench series (7 of 8)
Publisher Hodder Children's Books (Australia), 2004
Prior, Natalie Jane
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Lily Quench and the secret of Manuelo
Something strange is happening in the Black Mountains. The Black Empire, now run by evil General Sark, is crumbling and its miners are in revolt. The revolution is rumoured to be led by a Robin Hood like figure, Manuelo, who has previously stolen some of the king's treasure. No one knows who's side he is on so Lily must journey to the Black mines to confront Manuelo.
ISBN 9780141318653
Series Lily Quench series (8 of 8)
Prior, Natalie Jane
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Lily Quench and the treasure of Mote Ely
Kidnapped and taken back into the past to a crumbling castle in the middle of a creepy marsh, Lily Quench searches for the long lost treasure of Mote Ely, and a way back to her own time.
ISBN 9780733617317
Series Lily Quench series (3 of 8)
Publisher Hodder Children's Books (Australia), 2003
Prior, Natalie Jane
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Lily Quench series
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Series Lily Quench series (8 books)
Prior, Natalie Jane
No book cover.
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Mysterious ruins: lost cities and buried treasure
From the True Stories series, here are tales of hidden treasure and lost temples deep in the rainforests.
ISBN 9781864482478
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 1996
Prior, Natalie Jane
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Shake a leg
When three young boys go to a pizza parlour and meet an Aboriginal chef who can speak Italian and make a deadly pizza, they're in for a surprise, learning about aboriginal culture in a light-hearted and humorous manner with eye-catching graphic novel style illustrations.
ISBN 9781741758900
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2010
Pryor, Boori Monty & Ormerod, Jan
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Battle for Quentaris
A lifesize statue of two warriors is accidentally uncovered beneath the Old Tree Questhouse. In trying to learn more about it, Nisha unwittingly gives it powers, which will almost bring about the destruction of Quentaris.
ISBN 9780734409959
Series Quentaris chronicles series (28 books)
Publisher Hachette Children's Books, 2008
Pryor, Michael
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Beneath Quentaris
Nisha is a young, untrained fire magician in the beguiling city of Quentaris. Nisha is troubled by her erratic powers. While trying to harness them, she stumbles into the city beneath the city - Lower Quentaris
ISBN 9780734405562
Series Quentaris chronicles series (24 of 28)
Publisher Thomas C Lothian Pty Ltd, 2003
Pryor, Michael
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Blackout
An intense, electromagnetic pulse strikes earth, grinding the world to a halt. Holly wakes in the wreckage of a smashed car, next to her unconscious older brother. She sets out on a dangerous and violent quest to bring order to a world gone mad.
ISBN 9780733611810
Publisher Hodder Headline Australia Pty Ltd, 2000
Pryor, Michael
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Bruno Trask and the dark lady's jewels
In a world where humans live alongside elves, dwarves, werewolves and ogres, Bruno Trask accidentally gets hold of one of the Dark Lady's jewels. He finds himself on the run from the world's most famous, rich and influential Elf. Fast and satirical.
ISBN 9780733614415
Publisher Hodder Headline Australia Pty Ltd, 2002
Pryor, Michael
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Chronicles of Krangor series
Battles, betrayals and beguiling enchantments. Any two titles read from this series can be included as official Challenge books; up to five more titles can be included as your personal choice books. To see the individual book titles and their PRC ID numbers, go to the Series lists on the Booklists page on the website. Or, you can search for a series name or the individual titles by using the Search function on the top left hand corner of the screen.
Series Chronicles of Krangor series (3 books)
Pryor, Michael
No book cover.
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House of many rooms, The
When the Princess and her band of followers are pursued by the Hollow Men, Saul is drawn into their conflict.
ISBN 9780732024208
Publisher Louis Braille Audio, 2000
Pryor, Michael
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King in reserve, The
Queen Tayesha's mad plan to rule all the Saur people is tormenting the land itself. Earthquakes, volcanoes and vast crevasses are threatening to tear Krangor apart. To halt the Queen's plans Adalon and his friends must rescue a young king who has eluded the Queen's clutches. Series is best read in book order.
ISBN 9781741661811
Series Chronicles of Krangor series (3 of 3)
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2009
Pryor, Michael
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Laws of magic, The series
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Series Laws of magic, The series (6 books)
Pryor, Michael
No book cover.
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Laws of magic, The: blaze of glory
Aubrey Fitzwilliam is the son of a prominent ex-prime minister. Usually, he is also brilliant at magic until he mucks up a spell that nearly kills him. With his best friend, George, Aubrey becomes involved in a dangerous political situation, where the lives of the king, the prince and his own father are threatened.
ISBN 9781864718621
Series Laws of magic, The series (1 of 6)
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2010
Pryor, Michael
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Laws of magic, The: heart of gold
On his after-exams holiday in neighbouring Lutetia, Aubrey is hoping to bump into Caroline and find a cure for his condition. But, his family and the king all ask him to help them with various tasks, involving him and his friend, George, in magic, mystery and espionage.
ISBN 9781864718638
Series Laws of magic, The series (2 of 6)
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2007
Pryor, Michael
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Laws of magic, The: hour of need
Instead of clearing his name in Albion, Aubrey is pursuing his enemy, Dr. Mordecai Tremaine, deep into the heart of enemy territory. He uncovers a hideous combination of electrical science, golem manufacturing and soul-shattering magic which will bring the world far closer to the edge of the abyss. Alone, reviled and hunted, this is Aubrey's last chance to save the world. If he doesn't, there might not be a world left to save.
ISBN 9781741663105
Series Laws of magic, The series (6 of 6)
Pryor, Michael
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Laws of magic, The: moment of truth
The war has finally erupted, sending Albion and the continent into chaos. Aubrey, George and Caroline are brought into a top-secret espionage unit and sent to investigate a mysterious, magical facility on the Gallia-Holmland border. They uncover a factory about to unleash a horror that could soon win the war. The only way to save thousands of lives could cost Aubrey his friends, his family, his reputation and even his life.
ISBN 9781741663099
Series Laws of magic, The series (5 of 6)
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2011
Pryor, Michael
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Laws of magic, The: time of trial
After Aubrey narrowly escapes the worst fate he can imagine, he realises he must confront his nemesis. With George and Caroline he travels to Holmland, the home of Dr Tremaine and the heart of hostile territory, only to face magical conundrums, near-death experiences, ghosts, brigands and enemies on their own ground.
ISBN 9781741663082
Series Laws of magic, The series (4 of 6)
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2009
Pryor, Michael
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Laws of magic, The: word of honour
Aubrey and his friend, George, are invited by Aubrey's Prime Minister father on a trip, on a top-secret submersible. The magical attack that cripples the vessel, sending it to the bottom of the sea, is just the start of a series of plots to destroy Albion. Once again, Aubrey's magical skills are tested to the full.
ISBN 9781864718645
Series Laws of magic, The series (3 of 6)
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2008
Pryor, Michael
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Lost castle, The
When Queen Tayesha threatens to conquer all seven kingdoms of Krangor and break the ancient bond between the saur and the land, one young noble vows to stop her. Adalon's promise sets him and his loyal friends, Targesh and Simangee, on a perilous quest. Series is best read in book order.
ISBN 9781741662047
Series Chronicles of Krangor series (1 of 3)
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2007
Pryor, Michael
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Missing kin, The
While Adalon and his friends gather supporters at the Lost Castle, the mad queen and her ruthless general continue to wage war on the seven kingdoms of Krangor. It is only when Simangee finds a legend in an ancient text that the rebels begin to hope once more. Series is best read in book order.
ISBN 9781741661750
Series Chronicles of Krangor series (2 of 3)
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2008
Pryor, Michael
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Nightmare in Quentaris
Although Quentaris is flourishing, strange events at the Old Tree Guesthouse are causing the once popular guesthouse to lose custom. Nisha and Tal, who feature in Quentaris in Flames and Beneath Quentaris, are soon on the trail of the problem, a shape-shifter who is stealing dreams.
ISBN 9780734407740
Series Quentaris chronicles series (7 of 28)
Publisher Thomas C Lothian Pty Ltd, 2005
Pryor, Michael
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Quentaris in flames
When a fire is deliberately lit in the elf neighbourhood of Quentaris, Nisha and Tal get caught up in the action. They escape and must defend the city from a swarm of Zolka, insect-like creatures from the rift caves.
ISBN 9780734404695
Series Quentaris chronicles series (19 of 28)
Publisher Thomas C Lothian Pty Ltd, 2003
Pryor, Michael
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Stars of Quentaris
Fire magician, Nisha Fairsight and her friend Tal, hear that a star has fallen from the heavens and taken another form. Archon, the ruler of Quentaris, is offering a reward of 100 gold royals to anyone who finds the fallen star. Nisha and Tal visit threatening rift worlds and sail a boat of fire to the skies in their quest for the missing star.
ISBN 9780734408815
Series Quentaris chronicles series (20 of 28)
Publisher Thomas C Lothian Pty Ltd, 2006
Pryor, Michael
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Stones of Quentaris
When Jaq Coblin sees the sand men stealing a stone from the ancient Simesian Stairs, he becomes involved in a chase to find the magician whose aim is to destroy the city.
ISBN 9780734406194
Series Quentaris chronicles series (17 of 28)
Publisher Lothian Books, 2004
Pryor, Michael
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Anzacs at Gallipoli: a story for Anzac Day, The
An account of the military campaign at Gallipoli during World War One, and the consequences for Australia.
ISBN 9780734400703
Publisher Thomas C Lothian Pty Ltd, 2000
Pugsley, Chris & Lockyer, John
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Blackthorn's betrayal: honouring a warrior's pledge
Blackthorn's greatest desire, to become a Trahern warrior, is dangling within her reach. But, she must embark on a treacherous mission, deep into enemy territory, to infiltrate the Doane camp. She must locate the stolen daughter of Esil but the stakes are higher than she could ever imagine. As the mission takes a sinister twist, Blackthorn's instincts are put to the ultimate test.
ISBN 9781921529030
Publisher Walker Books, 2009
Pulford, Elizabeth
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Blackthorn: becoming a forest warrior
Alyana is determined, despite being female, despite being so young, to become a great Trahern warrior. When her father dies, leaving her orphaned, she flees the constraints of her religious uncle's household and lives rough and wild, hunting and fighting in the great forest. Then her worst fears are realised. It is far worse to be captured by her enemies, the Doane, than endure her previous loneliness and isolation.
ISBN 9781921529443
Publisher Walker Books, 2009
Pulford, Elizabeth
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Amber spyglass, The
In the third of the Dark Materials trilogy, Lyra and Will, whose fates are bound together, are separated. They must find each other for ahead of them lies the greatest war that has ever been. This text includes representations that may be contrary to some religious beliefs.
ISBN 9780439943659
Series Dark materials series (3 of 3)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2007
Pullman, Philip
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Dark materials series
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Series Dark materials series (3 books)
Pullman, Philip
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Northern lights
In the first of the Dark Materials trilogy, Lyra's friend Roger disappears. She and her daemon, Pantalaimon, determine to find him, leading them to the bleak splendour of the North where scientists are conducting unspeakably horrible experiments. This text includes representations that may be contrary to some religious beliefs.
ISBN 9780439954617
Series Dark materials series (1 of 3)
Publisher Scholastic UK, 2005
Pullman, Philip
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Scarecrow and his servant, The
An ordinary scarecrow, struck by lightning, comes to life. Jack becomes his faithful servant. As the scarecrow plunges them into terrifying dangers, Jack does not realises he's being followed by a family desperately wishing it had never happened.
ISBN 9780440863762
Publisher Corgi Books, 2005
Pullman, Philip
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Subtle knife, The
In the second of the Dark Materials trilogy, Lyra meets up with Will, a boy from a different world, who is escaping from serious trouble. Together, they set off to find the most powerful weapon in all the worlds. This text includes representations that may be contrary to some religious beliefs.
ISBN 9780439951791
Series Dark materials series (2 of 3)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 1997
Pullman, Philip
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Ghost boy
Froggy traces his family history with the ghostly help of Tad, who perished in the smallpox epidemic of 1881.
ISBN 9781740519892
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2004
Pulman, Felicity
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Return to Shalott
Against her better judgment, Callie is persuaded to re-enter her father's virtual reality program to save the life of Howell's friend. But instead of reversing recent events, Callie, her sister El and their friends find themselves back in Camelot.
ISBN 9781740517874
Series Shalott series (2 of 3)
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2002
Pulman, Felicity
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Ring through time, A
Alice's family is proud of their historical links to Norfolk Island and are amazed to find out when they move there that their ancestor is considered to have been a tyrant. Trying to prove them wrong, Alice unearths a previously unknown diary which provides an insight into the way of life in the penal colony during the 1840s including the conflicting attitudes towards the treatment of convicts.
ISBN 9780732294885
Publisher Angus & Robertson (HarperCollins), 2013
Pulman, Felicity
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Shalott
A fantastical story, the first in a trilogy linking the Arthurian legend with contemporary adolescent issues. Modern teenagers discover themselves when they travel back in time to the court of King Arthur.
ISBN 9781740517270
Series Shalott series (1 of 3)
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2001
Pulman, Felicity
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Shalott series
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Series Shalott series (3 books)
Pulman, Felicity
No book cover.
10836
Shalott: the final journey
When Guinevere summons Callie back to Camelot, Callie becomes trapped in time while her companions face Mordred on the bloody battlefield of Camlann. Callie's future depends on saving Ana but death waits in the darkness for them all unless Callie can first save herself.
ISBN 9781740518567
Series Shalott series (3 of 3)
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2003
Pulman, Felicity
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Turning the page
It's 1851 and eleven year old Maggie is living at Springfield, a sheep station near Goulburn. She helps her mother with the laundry and daydreams about getting away and doing something exciting. When she gets the opportunity to help in the nursery at the big house, she also gets the chance to learn to read and write, until her curiosity gets her into trouble.
ISBN 9781876944704
Series Making tracks (17 of 17)
Publisher National Museum of Australia Press, 2008
Pulman, Felicity & Cox, David (ill)
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Laurinda
Laurinda is an exclusive school for girls. At its secret core is the Cabinet, a trio of girls who wield power over their classmates and some of their teachers. Entering this world of wealth and secrets is fifteen year old Lucy Lam, a scholarship girl, who has sharp eyes and a shaky sense of self. As she watches the Cabinet at work, and is courted by them, Lucy finds herself in a battle for her identity and integrity.
ISBN 9781863956925
Publisher Black Inc, 2014
Pung, Alice
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Marly's business
It's 1983 and Marly needs a job. She wants to buy Donkey Kong cards to swap with the other kids at school but her parents think the cards are a waste of money. Then Marly's friend, Yousra, gives her an idea and she decides to start her own business. But, working on your own isn't easy and, when Marly catches a bus that goes in the wrong direction, it's just the start of her problems.
ISBN 9780143308508
Series Our Australian girl series (44 books)
Publisher Penguin Books Australia, 2015
Pung, Alice & Masciullo, Lucai (ill)
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Marly and the goat
It's 1983 and there's excitement in Marly's house. Her grandparents have arrived from Vietnam and, soon, her mum will have a new baby. While Grandma tries to make Marly into a 'young lady', Grandpa digs up the backyard. When he brings home Agnes, a goat, the neighbours want it taken away. Things get dangerous and Marly must try to protect her grandpa and her pet.
ISBN 9780143308515
Series Our Australian girl series (44 books)
Publisher Penguin Books Australia, 2015
Pung, Alice & Masciullo, Lucia (ill)
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Marly walks on the Moon
It's 1983 and baby mania has struck Marly's house. She has a new baby brother and Marly never realised that a new baby would take up so much of everyone's time. The school concert is coming up and Marly's secret plan is to perform the Moonwalk, the dance she's been practising all year. But, no one is helping with her costume.
ISBN 9780143308522
Series Our Australian girl series (44 books)
Publisher Penguin Books Australia, 2016
Pung, Alice & Masciullo, Lucia (ill)
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Meet Marly
It's 1983 and Marly is just trying to fit in at Sunshine Primary School. But, being a refugee from Vietnam doesn't make things easy. When Marly's cousins come to stay and end up at the same school, her friends make fun of them. Marly needs to find a way to stay loyal to her cousins and keep her school friends as well.
ISBN 9780143308492
Series Our Australian girl series (44 books)
Publisher Penguin, 2015
Pung, Alice & Masciullo, Lucia (ill)
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Mummy
Be an eyewitness to the amazing secrets of ancient mummies from different counttries and cultures, from the embalmed dead of Egypt to bodies preserved in bogs, sand and ice. Excellent photographs and thoroughly researched information are presented in clear and concise, easy-to-digest snippets.
ISBN 9781405337793
Series Eyewitness series (36 books)
Publisher Dorling Kindersley, 2009
Putnam, James
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Pyramid
Find out all about Egyptian tombs known as pyramids. There is also information about pyramids in Mexico, Nubia and Central America. Reading this book is like visiting a mini museum.
ISBN 9780756607173
Series Eyewitness series (36 books)
Publisher Dorling Kindersley, 2004
Putnam, James
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Echidna
Interesting facts about the unusual life of Australia's echidna. Excellent diagrams and photographs show the different stages of development. Includes a fact file and glossary of terms.
ISBN 9781740707756
Publisher Echidna Books, 2002
Pyers, Greg
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World heritage in Australia
This book provides an indepth look at Australia's fourteen World Heritage sites.
ISBN 9781740703901
Series Australian Library series (20 of 21)
Publisher Heinemann, 2008
Pyers, Greg
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Story of King Arthur and his knights, The
Legends and heroic tales are the focus of these classic stories.
ISBN 9780451524881
Publisher Dover Publications, 1982
Pyle, Howard
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