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16511
Someday Angeline
Angeline's mum died a long time ago and her father works on a garbage truck so he can send her to college. Angeline is a genius but works out that people will only like her if she pretends not to be.
ISBN 9780747587231
Publisher HarperTrophy, 2005
Sachar, Louis
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39611
Fuzzy mud
Tamaya and Marshall walk to and from school together. But, to avoid Chad, the school bully, they decide to go through the off-limits woods. The next day, Chad doesn't turn up at school. No one knows where he is and Tamaya's arm is covered in a burning, itchy wound. A chain of events follows and, as the authorities and the United States Senate become involved, what they uncover might affect the future of the world.
ISBN 9781408864746
Publisher Bloomsbury, 2015
Sachar, Louis
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India - land, life and culture series
Non-fiction series about the people, the land, the government and culture of India. 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 India - land, life and culture series (6 books)
Sachdev, Rosemary & Marwaha, Jatinder (phot)
No book cover.
11525
India: arts and culture
A fascinating insight into life in India. Find out about this richly diverse country through its arts, culture, people, landscapes, agriculture and animals.
ISBN 9781420267143
Series India - land, life and culture series (6 books)
Publisher MacMillan, 2009
Sachdev, Rosemary & Marwaha, Jatinder (phot)
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2381
India: history and government
A fascinating insight into life in India. Find out about this richly diverse country through its arts, culture, people, landscapes, agriculture and animals.
ISBN 9781420267112
Series India - land, life and culture series (6 books)
Publisher MacMillan, 2009
Sachdev, Rosemary & Marwaha, Jatinder (phot)
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37954
India: land and climate
A fascinating insight into life in India. Find out about this richly diverse country through its arts, culture, people, landscapes, agriculture and animals.
ISBN 9781420267150
Series India - land, life and culture series (6 books)
Publisher MacMillan, 2009
Sachdev, Rosemary & Marwaha, Jatinder (phot)
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6046
India: plants and agriculture
A fascinating insight into life in India. Find out about this richly diverse country through its arts, culture, people, landscapes, agriculture and animals.
ISBN 9781420267136
Series India - land, life and culture series (6 books)
Publisher MacMillan, 2009
Sachdev, Rosemary & Marwaha, Jatinder (phot)
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India: the animals
A fascinating insight into life in India. Find out about this richly diverse country through its arts, culture, people, landscapes, agriculture and animals.
ISBN 9781420267167
Series India - land, life and culture series (6 books)
Publisher MacMillan, 2009
Sachdev, Rosemary & Marwaha, Jatinder (phot)
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969
India: the people
A fascinating insight into life in India. Find out about this richly diverse country through its arts, culture, people, landscapes, agriculture and animals.
ISBN 9781420267129
Series India - land, life and culture series (6 books)
Publisher MacMillan, 2009
Sachdev, Rosemary & Marwaha, Jatinder (phot)
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Tarin of the mammoths: Exile, The
Tarin longs to be a hunter, but his twisted leg means he is feared and bullied. After a disastrous mishap, Tarin is forced to leave his family and travel alone across wild, unknown land to save the Mammoth Clan. Battling the hostile and savage Boar Clan, a deadly illness, and treacherous terrain with twins Kaija and Luuka and their wolf cubs, Tarin realises that if they are to survive he must conquer his greatest fear- his inner self- and embrace the magic that is hiding within him.
ISBN 9780143309376
Publisher Penguin Books Australia, 2017
Sandhu, Jo
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Journey, The
To escape the turmoil and tragedy brought by war, a family leaves their home and everything they know to embark on a very long journey,
ISBN 9781909263994
Publisher Flying Eye Books, 2016
Topics / Displacement /
Sanna, Francesca
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Crime of the agent-mariner, The
A story told whimsically in poetry of an agent-mariner who sets out on his ship and finds a real mermaid. A satirical, moral tale, with sophisticated illustrations, that condemns greed and exploitation.
ISBN 9780975828601
Publisher Bitter Beat, 2006
Santaklaus, Pia & Flowers, Tony (ill)
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22546
Five children on the Western Front
The sequel to 'Five children and It' is set on the eve of the First World War. The five children have grown up and the war will change their lives for ever. The sand fairy has become a creature of stories until he suddenly reappears. The siblings are pleased to have something to take their minds off the war but, this time, the Psammead is here for a reason, and his magic might have a more serious purpose.
ISBN 9780571310951
Publisher Faber & Faber, 2014
Saunders, Kate
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Desert safari
Take a sandy adventure to the Sahara Desert in Africa and discover its secrets.
ISBN 9781865048864
Series X-zone series (48 books)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2005
Topics / Year 6 easy reads /
Savage, Andrea
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Famous structures
Around the world and throughout time people have built the most amazing structures.
ISBN 9781865047645
Series X-zone series (48 books)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2004
Topics / Year 6 easy reads /
Savage, Andrea
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On safari
Join the author for on a fabulous trip in the wilds of Kenya where you'll meet the king of the beasts and have an ostrich egg for breakfast. Easy to access information includes unusual or amazing facts, photographs, charts and maps.
ISBN 9781865047737
Series X-zone series (48 books)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2004
Topics / Year 6 easy reads /
Savage, Andrea
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Snakes alive
Snakes are fascinating creatures. Find out how they live, mate, move and eat. Take a look at the different types of snakes all over the world, and their bizarre and peculiar habits. Explore the slithery world of snakes.
ISBN 9781865048819
Series X-zone series (48 books)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2005
Topics / Year 6 easy reads /
Savage, Andrea
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My Australian story: Marathon of her own, A
Times are tough in Crete and Sophia's father has decided to make a fresh start in Melbourne. Sophia struggles to learn English and to get used to the strange new customs. No matter how hard she tries, no-one at school wants to make friends with a foreigner. Then, her talent for running starts to make a difference. With Olympic fever gripping Melbourne, Sophia's courage and determination is rewarded in unexpected ways, and the 1956 Olympic Games surprises everyone.
ISBN 9781741699043
Series My Australian story (31 books)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2013
Savvides, Irini
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Meet the ANZACS
ANZAC is the name given to the Australian and New Zealand troops who landed at Gallipoli in World War I. They embarked on a journey that went horribly wrong. It changed their lives and the course of history. The name is now a symbol of bravery and friendship.
ISBN 9780857981929
Publisher Random House Children's Books, 2014
Saxby, Claire & Berry, Max (ill)
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Meet Weary Dunlop
Sir Edward 'Weary' Dunlop was an Australian Army surgeon during World War II. This is the story of how Weary's bravery and compassion helped to save the lives and bolster the spirits of fellow prisoners of war on the Thai-Burma Railway.
ISBN 9780857985361
Publisher Random House Children's Books, 2015
Saxby, Claire & Lord, Jeremy (ill)
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Great deeds of heroic women, The
This book profiles eighteen women through the ages.
ISBN 9780872263482
Saxby, Maurice
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Great deeds of superheroes, The
A collection of exciting stories of heroic deeds through the ages.
ISBN 9780855749859
Publisher Millennium Press, 1993
Saxby, Maurice
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Secrets in the Tingle Forest
The book follows twelve year old Sharni on a journey into the Tingle Forrest. It is exactly a year since Sharni's father died in a horrific forestry incident and she is still in deep mourning. Sharni blames her mother for her father's death.
ISBN 9781863683715
Publisher Fremantle Press, 2003
Schofield, Louise
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Orbit - April
Join Mungo - a really cool dude - and his charming chooks in their groovy Mellow Yard as they gather the best stories, poems, plays, articles, puzzles and comics.
Series School magazine - Orbit and Touchdown (20 books)
Publisher NSW Department of Education,
School magazine team
No book cover.
2284
Orbit - August
Join Mungo - a really cool dude - and his charming chooks in their groovy Mellow Yard as they gather the best stories, poems, plays, articles, puzzles and comics.
Series School magazine - Orbit and Touchdown (20 books)
Publisher NSW Department of Education,
School magazine team
No book cover.
2255
Orbit - February
Join Mungo - a really cool dude - and his charming chooks in their groovy Mellow Yard as they gather the best stories, poems, plays, articles, puzzles and comics.
Series School magazine - Orbit and Touchdown (20 books)
Publisher NSW Department of Education,
School magazine team
No book cover.
2780
Orbit - July
Join Mungo - a really cool dude - and his charming chooks in their groovy Mellow Yard as they gather the best stories, poems, plays, articles, puzzles and comics.
Series School magazine - Orbit and Touchdown (20 books)
Publisher NSW Department of Education,
School magazine team
No book cover.
2283
Orbit - June
Join Mungo - a really cool dude - and his charming chooks in their groovy Mellow Yard as they gather the best stories, poems, plays, articles, puzzles and comics.
Series School magazine - Orbit and Touchdown (20 books)
Publisher NSW Department of Education,
School magazine team
No book cover.
2265
Orbit - March
Join Mungo - a really cool dude - and his charming chooks in their groovy Mellow Yard as they gather the best stories, poems, plays, articles, puzzles and comics.
Series School magazine - Orbit and Touchdown (20 books)
Publisher NSW Department of Education,
School magazine team
No book cover.
2279
Orbit - May
Join Mungo - a really cool dude - and his charming chooks in their groovy Mellow Yard as they gather the best stories, poems, plays, articles, puzzles and comics.
Series School magazine - Orbit and Touchdown (20 books)
Publisher NSW Department of Education,
School magazine team
No book cover.
2296
Orbit - November
Join Mungo - a really cool dude - and his charming chooks in their groovy Mellow Yard as they gather the best stories, poems, plays, articles, puzzles and comics.
Series School magazine - Orbit and Touchdown (20 books)
Publisher NSW Department of Education,
School magazine team
No book cover.
2292
Orbit - October
Join Mungo - a really cool dude - and his charming chooks in their groovy Mellow Yard as they gather the best stories, poems, plays, articles, puzzles and comics.
Series School magazine - Orbit and Touchdown (20 books)
Publisher NSW Department of Education,
School magazine team
No book cover.
2291
Orbit - September
Join Mungo - a really cool dude - and his charming chooks in their groovy Mellow Yard as they gather the best stories, poems, plays, articles, puzzles and comics.
Series School magazine - Orbit and Touchdown (20 books)
Publisher NSW Department of Education,
School magazine team
No book cover.
School magazine - Orbit and Touchdown
Any two Orbit or Touchdown magazines can be included as official Challenge books; up to five more 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 School magazine - Orbit and Touchdown (20 books)
School magazine team
No book cover.
2302
School Magazine Anthology for Years 5-6
A great collection of exciting and beautifully illustrated stories in a different format. To read the articles go to https://products.schools.nsw.edu.au/prc/magazine.html
Series School magazine - Orbit and Touchdown (20 books)
School magazine team
No book cover.
2303
Touchdown - April
The Ed and his roving reporters Beyonce Horizons, Velma Velez and the bumbling Pencils D Barrymore collect the best stories, poems, plays, articles, puzzles and comics from around the world.
Series School magazine - Orbit and Touchdown (20 books)
Publisher NSW Department of Education,
School magazine team
No book cover.
2312
Touchdown - August
The Ed and his roving reporters Beyonce Horizons, Velma Velez and the bumbling Pencils D Barrymore collect the best stories, poems, plays, articles, puzzles and comics from around the world.
Series School magazine - Orbit and Touchdown (20 books)
Publisher NSW Department of Education,
School magazine team
No book cover.
2300
Touchdown - February
The Ed and his roving reporters Beyonce Horizons, Velma Velez and the bumbling Pencils D Barrymore collect the best stories, poems, plays, articles, puzzles and comics from around the world.
Series School magazine - Orbit and Touchdown (20 books)
Publisher NSW Department of Education,
School magazine team
No book cover.
2310
Touchdown - July
The Ed and his roving reporters Beyonce Horizons, Velma Velez and the bumbling Pencils D Barrymore collect the best stories, poems, plays, articles, puzzles and comics from around the world.
Series School magazine - Orbit and Touchdown (20 books)
Publisher NSW Department of Education,
School magazine team
No book cover.
2309
Touchdown - June
The Ed and his roving reporters Beyonce Horizons, Velma Velez and the bumbling Pencils D Barrymore collect the best stories, poems, plays, articles, puzzles and comics from around the world.
Series School magazine - Orbit and Touchdown (20 books)
Publisher NSW Department of Education,
School magazine team
No book cover.
2301
Touchdown - March
The Ed and his roving reporters Beyonce Horizons, Velma Velez and the bumbling Pencils D Barrymore collect the best stories, poems, plays, articles, puzzles and comics from around the world.
Series School magazine - Orbit and Touchdown (20 books)
Publisher NSW Department of Education,
School magazine team
No book cover.
2306
Touchdown - May
The Ed and his roving reporters Beyonce Horizons, Velma Velez and the bumbling Pencils D Barrymore collect the best stories, poems, plays, articles, puzzles and comics from around the world.
Series School magazine - Orbit and Touchdown (20 books)
Publisher NSW Department of Education,
School magazine team
No book cover.
2313
Touchdown - November
The Ed and his roving reporters Beyonce Horizons, Velma Velez and the bumbling Pencils D Barrymore collect the best stories, poems, plays, articles, puzzles and comics from around the world.
Series School magazine - Orbit and Touchdown (20 books)
Publisher NSW Department of Education,
School magazine team
No book cover.
1120
Touchdown - October
The Ed and his roving reporters Beyonce Horizons, Velma Velez and the bumbling Pencils D Barrymore collect the best stories, poems, plays, articles, puzzles and comics from around the world.
Series School magazine - Orbit and Touchdown (20 books)
Publisher NSW Department of Education,
School magazine team
No book cover.
6615
Touchdown - September
The Ed and his roving reporters Beyonce Horizons, Velma Velez and the bumbling Pencils D Barrymore collect the best stories, poems, plays, articles, puzzles and comics from around the world.
Series School magazine - Orbit and Touchdown (20 books)
Publisher NSW Department of Education,
School magazine team
No book cover.
20516
Spirit animals: Rise and fall
Deep in the desert sits a beautiful oasis, ruled by a monarch unlike any other in Erdas. Cabaro, the Great Lion, reigns over a kingdom of animals, jealously guarding his golden talisman. No human has ever set foot in the Great Beast's territory. With the world crumbling around them and a ruthless enemy opposing their every move, Conor, Abeke, Meilin and Rollan must make their greatest sacrifices.
ISBN 9781743620038
Series Spirit Animals series (8 books)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2015
Schrefer, Eliot
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25952
It goes without saying
A tour through fifty years of the cartoon strips, Peanuts, revealing the philosophy of Charles M Schulz at its silent best. Actions speak louder than words in this feast of visual annecdotes and comments on life. Everyone can identify with, or knows someone just like, Charlie Brown, Lucy, Linus, Schroeder, Snoopy or Woodstock.
ISBN 9781841612720
Publisher Ravette Publishing, 2007
Topics / Year 6 easy reads /
Schulz, Charles M
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382
Stinky cheese man and other fairly stupid tales, The
In this collection of traditional stories, the retelling does not resemble the original tales at all. The humour in this book is in its unusual design.
ISBN 9780140548969
Publisher Penguin Books Ltd, UK, 1993
Scieszka, Jon & Smith, Lane (ill)
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7940
Guys read: Terrifying tales
A bone-chilling collection of eleven original ghost stories, perfect for sharing around the campfire, reading under the covers with a flashlight and scaring your friends' pants off. A creepy-fun read, if you're brave enough.
ISBN 9780062385574
Publisher HarperCollins Children's Books, 2015
Scieszka, Jon (ed) & Grimley, Gris (ill)
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7799
Martin Bridge: on the lookout
The fast-moving and funny sequel to Martin Bridge ready for takeoff. Young Martin must face three new challenges: spending an afternoon with an irritating houseguest; sharing lunch with a boy who eats erasers; and, embarking on a frantic search for the school's lucky mascot, a parakeet.
ISBN 9781553377733
Publisher Kids can press, 2005
Scott Kerrin, Jessica & Kelly, Joseph (ill)
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5312
Egghead
Paddy is excited when his teacher announces a week-long experiment. He imagines an awesome experiment with interesting potions and eruptions. Too bad the experiment is not what it's cracked up to be.
ISBN 9781921150814
Series Lightning strikes series (19 books)
Publisher Walker Books, 2008
Scott, Clare
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24305
Great shave, The
Stix and his mates think it's a great idea to temporarily dye their hair green when they go to watch their favourite band, the Screaming Greenie Meanies. But, after the concert, the green will just not wash out. When school goes back and the principal insists the green hair has to go, Stix discovers there is something even worse than green hair.
ISBN 9781921150609
Series Lightning strikes series (19 books)
Publisher Walker Books, 2008
Scott, Clare
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3857
Explore Australia: the kid edition
A travel guide for kids covering destinations and activities all around the country. Packed with fun facts, beguiling history and tips on what to see and do, the guide is organised into state chapters, highlighting the top attractions in each capital city and a range of holiday regions. There are also sections on weird place names, how to read maps and Aussie road signs.
ISBN 9781741174908
Publisher Explore Australia, 2015
Scott, Janine
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44962
Great Britain: everything you ever wanted to know
You will find out fascinating tales about a famous sports ground that started out as a cabbage patch, bog snorkelling and what will happen if you put a stamp bearing the Queen upside down.
ISBN 9781743214169
Series Not-for-parents series (8 books)
Publisher Lonely Planet Publications, 2012
Scott, Janine & Rees, Peter
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4589
Australia: everything you ever wanted to know
This is not a guidebook. And it is definitely 'not-for-parents'. It is the real, inside story about one of the world's most exciting countries - Australia. In this book you'll hear fascinating tales about toothy sharks, giant rocks and snappy crocs, bushranger baddies and explorers galore. Check out cool stories about a famous coat-hanger, underground hotels, a super-fast horse and a very rough race. You'll find flying doctors and flying fruit flies, flesh-eating spiders and thieving convicts.
ISBN 9781743214183
Series Not-for-parents series (8 books)
Publisher Lonely Planet Publications, 2012
Scott, Janine & Rees, Peter (ill)
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4058
Story of life: Evolution
A graphic guide to evolution and life forms, starting with the first single-cell organisms and ending with modern life forms. Explore extraordinary land, sky and sea creatures, from algae to Archaeopteryx and Pterygotus to Tyrannosaurus Rex. Each life form, whether tiny bacteria or ice-age megafauna, represents its period in earth's history and shows life's incredible diversity.
ISBN 9781783704446
Series Welcome to the Museum (4 books)
Publisher Templar Publishing, 2015
Topics / STEM /
Scott, Katie (ill)
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11291
Modern China
China, the world's largest country, is set to become the superpower of the 21st century. Find out about the dazzling array of peoples, places and cultures that make up this rapidly changing nation. Includes stunning photographs, charts, maps, web links and a glossary of terms.
ISBN 9781405318594
Series Eyewitness series (36 books)
Publisher Dorling Kindersley, 2007
Sebag-Montefiore, Poppy
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84959
Lure of gold
A history of the discovery of gold in Australia, detailing significant events, the gold rushes and modern and old mining methods.
ISBN 9781863919722
Series Australian Library series (21 of 21)
Publisher Heinemann, 2000
Sedunary, Anthony
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Startling story of Lachlan Macquarie, The: Founding father or failure
Lachlan Macquarie is celebrated for his inspired infrastructure building, as well as his enlightened treatment of convicts and emancipists. His treatment of the Aboriginal population, however, was far from enlightened. So how should history remember this towering figure of Australia's past- founding father or failure?
ISBN 9780994384102
Publisher Berbay Publishing, 2017
Sedunary, Michael & Emmerichs, Bern (ill)
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Unlikely story of Bennelong and Phillip, The
An important and intriguing tale of an extraordinary friendship between two unlikely characters, Captain Arthur Phillip and the Aborigine, Bennelong, which remains largely unknown. The background of the first settlement in Australia heightens the polarity between the two worlds of the traditional Aboriginal culture and values, and European culture and values.
ISBN 9780980671186
Publisher Berbay Publishing, 2015
Sedunary, Michael & Emmerichs, Bern (ill)
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19990
William Bligh: A stormy story of tempestuous times
You may have heard of the famous mutiny on the ship, the Bounty, or the Rum Rebellion coup. They are two extraordinary events in Australia's history, yet the details in and around these events are largely unknown. Peel back the layers of this incredible and controversial period in Australia's early development.
ISBN 9780994289568
Publisher Berbay Publishing, 2016
Sedunary, Michael & Emmerichs, Bern (ill)
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Wonderstruck
Ben and Rose secretly wish their lives were different. Ben longs for the father he has never known. Rose dreams of a mysterious actress whose life she chronicles in a scrapbook. When Ben discovers a puzzling clue in his mother's room and Rose reads an enticing headline, both children set out alone to find what they are missing. Set fifty years apart, Ben's story is told in words while Rose's story is told in pictures.
ISBN 9780545027892
Publisher Scholastic US, 2011
Topics / Graphic novels /
Selznick, Brian
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Martin Pebble
Martin is a little boy who blushes a lot and is happiest in the summer, when everyone else has a red face too. He sets out to find a reason for his strange affliction and finds a friend, Roddy Rackett, who keeps on sneezing even when he doesn't have a cold. The events of life are quaintly told.
ISBN 9780714846224
Publisher Phaidon Press Limited, 2006
Topics / Year 6 easy reads /
Sempe, Jean-Jacques
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29045
First peoples of Africa
Find out about the culture, traditions, laws and ways of life of the first peoples in Africa - the Baka of Cameroon, the Samburu of Kenya and the Tuareg of the Sahara. Includes photographs, fact boxes and quotes from elders.
ISBN 9781420268010
Series First peoples series (6 books)
Publisher Macmillan Education Australia Pty Ltd, 2009
Sertori, Trisha
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19450
First peoples of Asia
Find out about the culture, traditions, laws and ways of life of the first peoples in Asia - the Ainu of Japan, the Bali Aga of Indonesia and the Karen of Burma. Includes photographs, fact boxes and quotes from elders.
ISBN 9781420268003
Series First peoples series (6 books)
Publisher Macmillan Education Australia Pty Ltd, 2009
Sertori, Trisha
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First peoples of Europe
Find out about the culture, traditions, laws and ways of life of the first peoples in Europe - the Basques of the Pyrenees, the Macedonians of the Republic of Macedonia and the Roma of Europe. Includes photographs, fact boxes and quotes from elders.
ISBN 9781420268027
Series First peoples series (6 books)
Publisher Macmillan Education Australia Pty Ltd, 2009
Sertori, Trisha
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First peoples of Oceania
Find out about the culture, traditions, laws and ways of life of the first peoples in Oceania - the Aboriginal peoples of Australia, the Papuans of New Guinea and the Maoris of New Zealand. Includes photographs, fact boxes and quotes from elders.
ISBN 9781420267990
Series First peoples series (6 books)
Publisher Macmillan Education Australia Pty Ltd, 2009
Sertori, Trisha
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40499
First peoples of the Americas
Find out about the culture, traditions, laws and ways of life of the first peoples in the Americas - the native Americans of the United States, the Ashaninka of South America and the First Nations of Canada. Includes photographs, fact boxes and quotes from elders.
ISBN 9781420267983
Series First peoples series (6 books)
Publisher Macmillan Education Australia Pty Ltd, 2009
Sertori, Trisha
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First peoples of the Arctic
Find out about the culture, traditions, laws and ways of life of the first peoples in the Arctic - the Sami of Sapmi, the Unangan of the Aleutian Islands and the Inuit of Greenland and Canada. Includes photographs, fact boxes and quotes from elders.
ISBN 9781420267976
Series First peoples series (6 books)
Publisher Macmillan Education Australia Pty Ltd, 2009
Sertori, Trisha
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First peoples series
Non-fiction series about traditions, cultures and laws. 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 First peoples series (6 books)
Sertori, Trisha
No book cover.
3107

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Coding projects with Scratch made easy
Get ready to learn a whole new language: computer coding. Teach yourself how to create your own computer projects using this Scratch programming workbook. Perfect for beginners, with easy-to-understand, engaging instructions and no complicated jargon.
ISBN 9781740331852
Publisher Penguin Books Australia, 2017
Topics / STEM /
Setford, Steve & Woodcock, Jon
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48081
Little prince, The
A stunning, graphic adaptation from Antoine de Saint-Exupery's classic children's book, Le Petit Prince, which tells the whimsical story of an airman's discovery of a very appealing, small boy from another planet. A thought-provoking allegory of the human condition.
ISBN 9781406325447
Publisher Walker Books, 2010
Topics / Graphic novels /
Sfar, Joann & Ardizonne, Sarah (trans)
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25587
Getting started with Electronics
If you're curious about what goes on inside computers, phones, televisions and other electronic devices, you will enjoy creating electronics projects using basic materials that can easily be found. Use clips, switches, resistors and capacitors to create circuits that control light and sound. Build a nifty LED flashlight to tune in to a local radio station, using a homemade tuner.
ISBN 9781119313809
Series Dummies Junior series (12 books)
Publisher John Wiley & Sons Australia Ltd, 2016
Topics / STEM /
Shamieh, Cathleen
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Australia's most notorious bushrangers
Well-organised under clear headings and well-presented information about Australia's most notorious bushrangers with contents, websites, a glossary and ideas for related things to do.
ISBN 9781740702218
Series Australian Library series (5 of 21)
Publisher Heinemann, 2006
Sheppard, Anna
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26355
Ned Kelly
A biography of the infamous outlaw and bushranger, including his family background, exploits and the legacy he left behind.
ISBN 9781863919715
Series Australian Library series (19 of 21)
Publisher Heinemann, 2000
Sheppard, Barrie
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Pat Rafter
Pat Rafter is a tennis champion who has won the prestigious US Open twice and been ranked number one in the world.
ISBN 9781863919364
Publisher Harcourt Education Australia, 2000
Sheppard, Barrie
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59506
Boys without names
Eleven year old Gopal and his family leave their rural Indian village to find work in the big city, Mumbai. When a stranger promises Gopal a job, he jumps at the offer. But Gopal has been deceived. In a stuffy sweatshop, he and other boys are forced to work for no money, little food and without talking. Late one night, when Gopal shares kahanis, or stories, he realises that storytelling may help their survival, and escape.
ISBN 9780061857621
Publisher HarperCollins US, 2010
Sheth, Kashmira
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6440
Ubiquitous: celebrating nature's survivors
The book's title, Ubiquitous, means something that is, or seems to be, everywhere at the same time. Through beautifully illustrated poems, this book investigates the natural world, from the single-celled bacteria and diatom to the ever-present ant and dandelion, and describes how these very special life-forms avoided extinction to become nature's survivors.
ISBN 9780618717194
Publisher Houghton Mifflin, 2010
Sidman, Joyce & Prange, Beckie (ill)
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Royal Academy of Sport for Girls, The: High flyers
Being accepted into the Royal Academy of Sport for Girls was all Abigail Rogers had ever wished for. But before her feet can touch the ground, the gymnasts are thrown into their first competition to determine who will make up the Academy team for state prelims. The pressure is on! Training is harder than ever, and with rivalry growing among the students, Abby begins to doubt if she is, in fact, Academy material. Will rising gymnastics star Abby be able to make her dreams a reality?
ISBN 9781925324587
Series The Royal Academy of Sport for Girls series NEW SERIES 2018 (4 books)
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2017
Sieveking, Laura
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Royal Academy of Sport for Girls, The: In too deep
While attending a state training camp, Delphie Attkinson and the Year 7 Royal Academy of Sport for Girls swim squad come face to face with their biggest rival, the National Swim School. Delphie sees this as an opportunity to learn all about the strengths and weaknesses of the Swim School's best swimmers, the beatable Ogilvy twins. Surprisingly, Delphie forms a close relationship with one of the sisters - but in doing so, she uncovers a shocking secret. Can swim queen Delphie keep her winning edge as rivalries and unexpected scandals surface?
ISBN 9781925324624
Series The Royal Academy of Sport for Girls series NEW SERIES 2018 (4 books)
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2017
Sieveking, Laura
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New
Royal Academy of Sport for Girls, The: Leap of faith
Turning down her place at the Royal Academy of Sport for Girls is one of the hardest things Chloe Humphries has ever done. Months later, she is still devastated, until an unexpected letter arrives offering Chloe a scholarship to attend! With a nervous but excited heart, Chloe sets off with her beloved horse, Honey. However, starting two terms later than her classmates was never going to be easy, especially with the Academy showjumping competition looming. Can talented showjumper Chloe overcome her fears and find a way to outshine her rivals?
ISBN 9781925324600
Series The Royal Academy of Sport for Girls series NEW SERIES 2018 (4 books)
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2047
Sieveking, Laura
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Royal Academy of Sport for Girls, The: Running free
With the Royal Academy of Sport for Girls' end-of-year Athletics State Finals fast approaching, golden girl of the track, Josie Ingram, and her teammates are training hard. It seems like nothing can stop them from reaching their dreams. However, when Josie finds out she is falling behind in her schoolwork her world is turned upside down. If she doesn't raise her grades she won't be allowed to compete in the State Finals! Can hurdling champion Josie find a way to improve in class as well as follow her gold medal dreams?
ISBN 9781925324648
Series The Royal Academy of Sport for Girls series NEW SERIES 2018 (4 books)
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2017
Sieveking, Laura
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The Royal Academy of Sport for Girls series NEW SERIES 2018
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Series The Royal Academy of Sport for Girls series NEW SERIES 2018 (4 books)
Sieveking, Laura
No book cover.
7185
Milo and the restart button
Starting over is like pressing the reset button on a game that makes you lose all your points and wipes out any of the good stuff you've spent hundreds of hours learning. Surviving the year is all Milo has to do. Start to finish in one whole piece. But, it's not just a new school he's dealing with. It's a new house, a new neighbourhood, a whole new life. And, it's one without his mum in it.
ISBN 9780857071903
Publisher Simon & Schuster, 2011
Silberberg, Alan
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15334
Bony fish, sharks and rays
Excellent information, photographs and diagrams provide details about the appearance, food, habitat and reproduction of bony fish, sharks and rays.
ISBN 9781863911405
Publisher Reed Library, 2001
Silkstone, Barry
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49276
World according to Warren, The
Warren is a guide dog for his blind mistress, Eleanor Rigby. He is fiercely aware of his own importance and nobility. See the world, especially busy inner city streets, through Warren's eyes, and also through various media, such as cinema advertising, comic books and dream states.
ISBN 9781920731212
Publisher Fremantle Press, 2007
Silvey, Craig & Martinez, Sonia (ill)
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15453
Pet crabs
An 'old Koori lad' tricks some 'gungies' (police) about his seafood hunting practices, highlighting laws about Native Title Fishing rights.
ISBN 9780975686034
Publisher Indij Readers, 2004
Simon, Leslie A & Davis, J
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Boy who would live forever, The
Daniel is cursed with the fate of staying twelve forever. He doesn't know how or why. For two hundred years he has coped with the joy, and more often grief, it has caused him. Then he meets Sally and her daughter, Holly. Now it really matters.
ISBN 9780143300311
Series Aussie chomps (17 books)
Publisher Puffin Australia, 2003
Simons, Moya
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Dead meat
Danny is an ordinary boy in an ordinary family who seems to attract amazing and funny experiences.
ISBN 9781862911857
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 1993
Simons, Moya
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8423
Gypsy magic
To solve a local robbery, three children become detectives with the assistance of some gypsy magic.
ISBN 9781862915145
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2002
Simons, Moya
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15155
Remember me
A diary is a good way to get rid of the worries that clutter your mind. Amber needs a diary because her life is getting confusing. Her mum has remarried. Nothing feels the way it should any more, and nothing is ever simple.
ISBN 9781862915268
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2003
Simons, Moya
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Spaced out
Centuria, a planet full of new technology and fascinating inventions. A great place for Jesse to spend his two hundred and fifty space credits that he's brought with him from Earth. But, when he rescues a human-like robot boy, Jesse must go deep into the Farlands around the city to help Michael find his family. Jesse wonders if he will be able to get back to Earth.
ISBN 9781921529917
Series Lightning strikes series (19 books)
Publisher Walker Books Australia Pty Ltd, 2011
Simons, Moya
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11425
Totally creepy
Nothing exciting ever happens in Glenville and Gemma is bored over her long summer holidays. When the new neighbours move in across the street, Gemma's life suddenly becomes very exciting.
ISBN 9780733311116
Publisher ABC Books, 2003
Simons, Moya
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18377
Mosquito bite
As children play hide-and-seek on a hot summer night, a mosquito, Culex, hides and seeks as well. She must find foodblood to nourish the eggs in her body. Full of facts and interesting pictures.
ISBN 9781570915918
Publisher Charlesbridge Publishing, 2005
Siy, Alexandra & Kunkel, Dennis (ill)
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Carbonel: the prince of cats
A young girl buys a broom that belonged to a witch and a black cat, Carbonel, comes along as part of the deal. With the help of a little boy, they try to break a spell to help Carbonel reclaim his position as king of cats.
ISBN 9780141319735
Publisher Penguin, 2005
Sleigh, Barbara
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12440
Simpson and Duffy
This is one of the many stories about Simpson and his donkey which has been especially written and illustrated for younger readers.
ISBN 9780957795747
Publisher ANZAC Day Commemoration Committee QLD Incorporated, 2001
Small, Mary & Kasepuu, Ester (ill)
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5112
Trap, The
In the Alaskan wilderness, Albert Least-Weasel is out checking his traplines as he has done for the past sixty years. When he doesn't return as scheduled, his grandson, Johnny, begins to worry. The temperatures are steadily dropping and there are bears and wolves out there. Johnny must decide whether to follow his uncle's advice and wait, or follow his heart and look for his grandfather.
ISBN 9781842707395
Publisher Andersen Press Ltd, 2008
Smelcer, John
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iF... a mind-bending new way of looking at big ideas and numbers
Some things are so huge or so old that it's hard to wrap your mind around them. But, if we took these big, hard-to-imagine objects and events and compared them to things we can see, feel and touch then, instantly, we would see our world in a whole new way.
ISBN 9781925059267
Publisher New Frontier Publishing, 2015
Topics / STEM /
Smith, David & Adams, Steve (ill)
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If the world were a village
Full of interesting statistical information about the world's population as if the world was a village of one hundred people. Easy to comprehend and fascinating.
ISBN 9781741148152
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2006
Topics / Year 6 easy reads /
Smith, David J & Armstrong, Shelagh (ill)
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Navigators: Ancient Egypt
Travel back in time to the centre of a mighty civilisation that still fascinates the world. Find out more about the Egyptians - pharaohs and priests, farmers and scribes - the royal intrigues, religious beliefs and day-to-day dramas of life in ancient Egypt. Take a tour of a splendid palace, a bustling river port, an embalmer's chamber and the awesome Great Pyramid.
ISBN 9780753464298
Series Navigators series (16 books)
Publisher Kingfisher, 2010
Smith, Miranda
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Navigators: Animals
Get up close and personal with all creatures of the animal kingdom. Fly high on an airborne hunt with an osprey, watch an anteater's tongue catch termites in their nest and dive in the deep ocean with a lantern fish.
ISBN 9780753467466
Series Navigators series (16 books)
Publisher Kingfisher, 2012
Smith, Miranda & Bull, Peter (ill)
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10024
Navigators: Human body
Travel from head to toe, and all the parts in between, in this visually spectacular guide to the inner workings of the human body. Find out about DNA, muscles, blood vessels, antibodies and viruses. An incredible physiological adventure.
ISBN 9780753466834
Series Navigators series (16 books)
Publisher Kingfisher, 2011
Smith, Miranda & Pang, Alex (ill)
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Danny da Vinci: The secret of the Mona Lisa
Danny da Vinci and his best friend Mick Angelo are artistic adventurers who share a passion for painting and sculpture. Every year the Duke of Milan holds an art exhibition, and this year the Duke has asked Danny's Uncle Leo to paint his portrait. Danny and Mick want to enter something in the exhibition too, something special. Danny's sister Lisa has an idea, but why should they listen to her? She's such a moaner!
ISBN 9780733326059
Publisher ABC Books, 2017
Smith, Rosie & Whatley, Bruce (ill)
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Technology in the time of ancient Rome
A look at the innovative tools and methods used by early Romans focusing on weaving, metalwork, food production, transportation, and building plus activities where students can try using the same techniques as the ancients.
ISBN 9780817248765
Publisher Raintree, 1998
Topics / STEM /
Snedden, Robert
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Austere academy, The
The Baudelaire orphans are sent to a terrible boarding school where they meet the Quagmire triplets and watch their backs for Count Olaf.
ISBN 9780064408639
Series Series of unfortunate events (5 of 13)
Publisher HarperCollins US, 2000
Snicket, Lemony
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Bad beginning, The
After the sudden death of their parents, the three Baudelaire children must depend on each other and their wits to outsmart a distant relative who is determined to use any means necessary to get their fortune. A story of misery.
ISBN 9780064407663
Series Series of unfortunate events (1 of 13)
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, UK, 1999
Snicket, Lemony
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9588
Carnivorous carnival, The
The Baudelaire orphans are falsely accused of murder. On the run from Count Olaf, they disguise themselves in a carnival as entertainers.
ISBN 9780064410120
Series Series of unfortunate events (9 of 13)
Publisher HarperCollins US, 2002
Snicket, Lemony
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6497
End, The
The last book in the series about the Baudelaire orphans. Includes a fearsome storm, a suspicious beverage, a herd of wild sheep, an enormous birdcage and a truly haunting secret about the Baudelaire parents.
ISBN 9780064410168
Series Series of unfortunate events (13 of 13)
Publisher HarperCollins US, 2006
Snicket, Lemony
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Ersatz elevator, The
The three Baudelaire orphans go to live in the penthouse of the trend-following Jerome and Esme Squalor, who adopt the children because orphans are "in." Despite the Baudelaires' resourcefulness, both Olaf and the Quagmires elude the authorities due to the obtuseness of adults who, until it is too late, deny that terrible things can happen.
ISBN 9780064408646
Series Series of unfortunate events (6 of 13)
Publisher HarperCollins Australia, 2001
Snicket, Lemony
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Grim grotto, The
On their way to find the last safe place, the Baudelaire's encounter Count Olaf, his henchmen and the Medusoid Mycelium, a deadly fungus.
ISBN 9780064410144
Series Series of unfortunate events (11 of 13)
Publisher HarperCollins US, 2004
Snicket, Lemony
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8663
Hostile hospital, The
The Baudelaire orphans are on the run after being accused of murder. They find themselves at Heimlich hospital, along with Count Olaf and his troupe, who are working to perform a 'cranioectomy'.
ISBN 9780064408660
Series Series of unfortunate events (8 of 13)
Publisher HarperCollins Australia, 2001
Snicket, Lemony
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Miserable mill, The
The Baudelaire orphans are sent to live and work in a miserable mill, where they need to be wary of the surrounding town folk.
ISBN 9780064407694
Series Series of unfortunate events (4 of 13)
Publisher HarperCollins US, 2000
Snicket, Lemony
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26397
Penultimate peril, The
The Baudelaires have reached the last safe place, where they encounter a harpoon gun, two mysterious initials, a notorius villan and an unsavory curry.
ISBN 9780064410151
Series Series of unfortunate events (12 of 13)
Publisher HarperCollins US, 2005
Snicket, Lemony
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3627
Reptile room, The
The Baudelaire orphans find their kind Uncle Monty, with whom they would love to live. The Baudelaires find they need to be wary of Count Olaf.
ISBN 9780064407670
Series Series of unfortunate events (2 of 13)
Publisher HarperCollins US, 2000
Snicket, Lemony
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Series of unfortunate events
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 Series of unfortunate events (13 books)
Snicket, Lemony
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13355
Slippery slope, The
In the Mortmain Mountains, Klaus and Violet search for their sister Sunny who has been kidnapped by Count Olaf. The two groups are searching for the last safe place.
ISBN 9780064410137
Series Series of unfortunate events (10 of 13)
Publisher HarperCollins US, 2003
Snicket, Lemony
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Vile village, The
The Baudelaires travel to VFD, a village that adopts the orphans based on the aphorism, "it takes a village to raise a child." They find one responsible adult, a murder of crows and signs of the kidnapped Quagmire triplets but they find neither respite nor peace from Count Olaf's machinations.
ISBN 9780064408653
Series Series of unfortunate events (7 of 13)
Publisher HarperCollins US, 2001
Snicket, Lemony
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Wide window, The
The Baudelaire orphans meet fearful Aunt Josephine. Even she may not be able to protect them from Count Olaf.
ISBN 9780064407687
Series Series of unfortunate events (3 of 13)
Publisher HarperCollins US, 2000
Snicket, Lemony
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Composer is dead, The
In this perplexing murder mystery, everyone has a motive, everyone has an alibi and nearly everyone is a musical instrument. But, the composer is still dead. Join the inspector as he interrogates all the unusual suspects. Hear what happened on that fateful evening by listening to the accompanying CD, featuring author, Lemony Snicket, and Nathaniel Stookey's music performed by the San Francisco Symphony.
ISBN 9780061236273
Publisher HarperCollins US, 2009
Snicket, Lemony & Stookey, Nathaniel (music)
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Ash Road
A group of children have to battle a bushfire with only two elderly men to help them.
ISBN 9781932425116
Publisher Front Street Books, 2004
Southall, Ivan
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2363
Lillipilly Hill
At the end of the nineteenth century, Harriet Wilmot and her family have come to live in an inherited house in a New South Wales town. Despite the heat and unconventional schooling, Harriet is in awe of Australia and much prefers it to dreary old London. Not all the Wilmots agree. Harriet breaks rules and expectations in her efforts to convince her family to stay in this new and exciting land.
ISBN 9781922147172
Publisher Text Publishing Co, 2013
Spence, Eleanor
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12940
Yellow-eye
The Yellow-eye fish are becoming scarce. Neither the Impatjara Aboriginal community nor the Newmob white community can find the answer alone. Through communication, both cultures approach the problem together.
ISBN 9781863746076
Publisher Era Publications, 2001
Spillman, David & Wilson, Mark (ill)
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Heidi
At five, little orphan Heidi is sent to live with her grandfather in the Swiss Alps. The villagers are afraid of him but Heidi is fascinated by his long beard and bushy eyebrows. She loves her life, playing in the sunshine amongst the goats and birds. But, one terrible day, Heidi is collected by her aunt and made to live with a new family in town. Heidi can't bear to be away from her grandfather and wants to find her way back up the mountain.
ISBN 9780694014538
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, UK, 2001
Spyri, Johanna
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Ned Kelly's helmet
Every month, Mrs Bracker has an historical theme for Years 5 and 6 to study, and there's always a prize for the best project. This month, the class are bushrangers holding up local businesses for donations. The prize is a state-of-the-art billy cart so Robbie and the McGoogly will do anything to win, even trying out some ancient technology to locate a real souvenir of the bushranger period.
ISBN 9781863333269
Publisher Crawford House Publishing, 2008
Stafford, Paul
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You're history, mate
Among all those legendary Australian bushrangers, stoic explorers and genius inventors, surely there must have been some losers. This book has all the dingbats, dropkicks, dills, duds and disasters in Australian history, from the explorer who claimed to have found an enormous reef of gold then lost it again to the ugliest, least successful and unluckiest colonial bushranger ever.
ISBN 9781741662764
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2008
Stafford, Paul & Nagle, Shane (ill)
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Zac's PB
Zac isn't sure if he is good enough to be a sports star. To find out, he goes to the Institute of Sporting Dreams where he discovers golf, baseball, basketball, tennis, soccer and the fact, it doesn't matter if you don't win as long as you do your best.
ISBN 9780733616624
Publisher Hodder Headline Australia Pty Ltd, 2003
Stanford, Michael
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5812
Tyger Tyger
The tigers living in the jungle are threatened by poachers. The monks take many of them in and become their devoted keepers, but how can they protect the tigers still in the jungle.
ISBN 9781920694845
Publisher University of Western Australia Press, 2007
Stanley, Elizabeth
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43479

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Bring it on
Sarah loves to crack jokes, but no one at her new school is laughing, not even her first day buddy Hanh. Even worse, no one at Milsborough West Primary surfs and that's Sarah's favourite thing in the world! Sarah is a big fan of Aussie Rules football, but she has never played. Will coach Shawna let Sarah join the Flyers and be part of the team?
ISBN 9781760409470
Publisher The Five Mile Press Pty Ltd, 2017
Stanley, Jo
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14044
Mr Gum and the biscuit billionaire
Mr Gum is back in another weird and wacky book, and he's as nasty as ever. In fact, he's absolutely grimsters. You'll also meet a gingerbread man named Alan Taylor who has electric muscles; the little girl called Polly; the evil butcher called Billy William The Third; the very wise man, Friday O'Leary; Jake the dog and the angry fairy that lives in Mr Gum's bathtub.
ISBN 9781405228152
Series Mr Gum series (2 of 8)
Publisher Egmont Childrens, 2007
Stanton, Andy & Tazzyman, David (ill)
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86352
Mr Gum and the cherry tree
Follow Polly and Friday on another crazy adventure on the streets of Lamonic Bibber. And watch out for that dastardly villain, Mr Gum, not to mention his sidekick, Billy William. It's barking bonkers.
ISBN 9781405252188
Series Mr Gum series (7 of 8)
Publisher Egmont Childrens, 2010
Stanton, Andy & Tazzyman, David (ill)
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5225
Mr Gum and the dancing bear
Mr Gum is a very nasty man. He is mean, cruel, smelly and ruthless and has a dastardly plan to make money out of Padlock the bear. Padlock is as tall as 40 hamsters and weighs as much as 19,000 grapes. He is also sad and ill because he is homesick for the Kingdom of the Beasts. His little friend, Polly, decides she must get Padlock home before he dies of a broken heart.
ISBN 9781405241793
Series Mr Gum series (5 of 8)
Publisher Egmont Childrens, 2008
Stanton, Andy & Tazzyman, David (ill)
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Mr Gum and the goblins
Mr Gum and the hideous Billy William the Third are once more mucking things up for everyone. They're a-schemin' and a-hatchin' an' making their bad plans up on Goblin Mountain. The wise old man, Friday O'Leary, and the small girl, Polly, must make it past the Three Impossible Challenges of Goblin Mountain and save the town from a fate worse than something very bad indeed.
ISBN 9781405228169
Series Mr Gum series (3 of 8)
Publisher Egmont Childrens, 2007
Stanton, Andy & Tazzyman, David (ill)
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42973
Mr Gum and the power crystals
There's an ancient curse on the town of Lamonic Bibber and, you guessed it, that old roo-de-lally Mr Gum and his trusty sidekick, Billy William the Third, have something to do with it. But, our favourite heroes, Polly and Friday, and the gingerbread biscuit, Alan Taylor, who's only 15.24 cm tall, are determined to save the town. There are also talking dogs, silly songs, Old Granny and the best chase scene ever.
ISBN 9781405228176
Series Mr Gum series (4 of 8)
Publisher Egmont Childrens, 2008
Stanton, Andy & Tazzyman, David (ill)
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45519
Mr Gum and the secret hideout
Follow Polly and Friday on another crazy adventure on the streets of Lamonic Bibber. And watch out for that dastardly villain, Mr Gum, not to mention his sidekick, Billy William, up to more fiendish activities. There appears to be be eight ladies all called Pamela and Friday O'Leary may have to wrestle a man-eating Octopus.
ISBN 9781405253277
Series Mr Gum series (8 of 8)
Publisher Egmont Childrens, 2011
Stanton, Andy & Tazzyman, David (ill)
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14022
You're a bad man, Mr Gum
Mr Gum is a truly nasty old man. He's absolutely grimsters. But this book is not just about him. There is also a little girl called Polly, an evil butcher, heroes and sweets and stuff, and Jake the dog, who must be saved from terrible, terrible evil.
ISBN 9781405223102
Series Mr Gum series (1 of 8)
Publisher Egmont Childrens, 2006
Stanton, Andy & Tazzyman, David (ill)
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18757
What's for dinner Mr Gum
Mr Gum has a brand new treat, rancid kebabs just dripping with dirty grey sauce. He just can't get enough of them. But, not everyone's happy about Mr Gum's new dinnertime arrangements and, soon, the town of Lamonic Bibber is gearing up for war. Polly and her friends must try to save the town from being torn apart.
ISBN 9781405248242
Series Mr Gum series (6 of 8)
Publisher Hardie Grant Egmont, 2014
Stanton, Andy & Tazzyman, David (ill)
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New
Funny kid for president
Max is the class clown always making everyone laugh. He is running for class president but has no special talents. As the election draws near, Max with the help of his friend Hugo, tries to run a fair and honest campaign. But there are scandals and sabotage. Max decides that being the funny kid may just help him win.
ISBN 9780733335976
Publisher HarperCollins Children's Books, 2017
Stanton, Matt
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18688
Catland
Having to stay with her Dad, his new wife and two stepdaughters when her mum goes to India is not as bad as Rose first thinks. Her stepmother is mounting a campaign against cats and a neighbour who has lots of them. Rose finds a solution.
ISBN 9780143302018
Series Aussie chomps (17 books)
Publisher Penguin, 2005
Starke, Ruth
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81508
Noodle pie
Andy and his father, a Vietnamese former refugee, return to Hanoi for the first time in over twenty years. Andy experiences a real cultural shock as he feels very Australian and doesn't like being called by his Vietnamese name. Over time, Andy discovers a lot about his relatives, his father and himself, as he helps his dad tell them about his life in Australia.
ISBN 9781862917637
Publisher Omnibus Books, 2008
Starke, Ruth
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12413
Stella by the sea
Stella wants a private property that she can call her own, a cubbyhouse with an ocean view. A little advertisement in the newspaper changes her life.
ISBN 9780143300663
Series Aussie chomps (17 books)
Publisher Puffin Australia, 2003
Starke, Ruth
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Captain Congo and the Crocodile King
An anthropologist is missing and Captain Congo is sent to find him. Danger and intrigue lie ahead, just what Captain Congo loves. Also lying in wait, to the dismay of his pintsized assistant, Pug, are mosquitoes, scorpions and the biggest crocodiles in Africa. Join the two heroes on an exciting adventure to find the missing professor.
ISBN 9781876288914
Series Captain Congo series (1 of 3)
Publisher Egmont Childrens, 2008
Starke, Ruth & Holfeld, Greg (ill)
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76273
Captain Congo and the Klondike gold
Captain Congo and his sidekick, Pug, are off to the Klondike in the Canadian northwest to investigate strange happenings in the gold mines. Some say it's a ghost terrorising the miners, other say it's a Sasquatch. Captain Congo doesn't believe either reason and sets out to prove it, while dodging those who are trying to do away with him.
ISBN 9781921504273
Series Captain Congo series (3 of 3)
Publisher Working Title Press, 2011
Starke, Ruth & Holfeld, Greg (ill)
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3709
Captain Congo and the Maharaja's monkey
When the Maharaja of Bekar dies suddenly and mysteriously, Captain Congo and his loyal penguin offsider, Pug, are sent to investigate. In India, they find the Palace of Rajputana teeming with intrigue. Powerful enemies are scheming against Prince Beki being anointed as the next maharaja. Pug goes under cover while Captain Congo races against time to unravel the villains' plot.
ISBN 9781921504044
Series Captain Congo series (2 of 3)
Publisher Working Title Press, 2009
Starke, Ruth & Holfeld, Greg (ill)
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Captain Congo 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 Captain Congo series (3 books)
Starke, Ruth & Holfeld, Greg (ill)
No book cover.
50474
Liar & spy
George is having trouble with some boys at school, his dad has lost his job and so his mum has started working all the time. They had to sell their house and move into an apartment. But, moving into the apartment block does bring one good thing - Safer, an unusual boy who lives on the top floor. He runs a spy club and is determined to teach Georges everything he knows.
ISBN 9780385737432
Publisher Text Publishing Co, 2012
Stead, Rebecca
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800
When you reach me
Miranda and her best friend, Sal, know their New York City neighbourhood, where it's safe to go and who to avoid. But, things start to unravel when Sal gets punched and shuts Miranda out. The apartment key, hidden for emergencies, is stolen and mysterious notes start to arrive. Miranda realises that the note writer is aware of things that no-one should know and only she can prevent a tragic death.
ISBN 9781921656064
Publisher Text Publishing Co, 2009
Stead, Rebecca
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88016
First light
Peter is thrilled to be going to Greenland where his father studies climate change. But, on the ice cap, Peter is troubled by visions that both frighten and entice him. Thea has never seen the sun. Her people, suspected of witchcraft, retreated to a secret world deep within a glacier. As Thea dreams of a way back to the surface, Peter's search for answers takes him to her hidden world.
ISBN 9781921758256
Publisher Text Publishing Co, 2011
Stead, Rebecca
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Navigators: Ancient Greece
The ultimate visual guide to ancient Greek mythology, theatre, battles on land and sea, incredible minds and amazing cities. Encounter proud Trojans, ferocious Spartans, Olympic athletes, the Immortals of Persia and magnificent Roman war elephants.
ISBN 9780753465790
Series Navigators series (16 books)
Publisher Kingfisher, 2011
Steele, Philip
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10953
Navigators: Ancient Rome
Travel back in time to the bustling centre of a civilization that dominated the world. Find out more about Roman senators and citizens, soldiers and slaves, and the intrigues, power struggles and day-to-day dramas of life in ancient Rome. Take a tour of crowded apartment blocks, busy streets and markets, elegant bath-houses and the thrilling Colosseum.
ISBN 9780753462881
Series Navigators series (16 books)
Publisher Kingfisher, 2009
Steele, Philip
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8581
Navigators: Knights and castles
Travel back in time to an age of battles and bloodshed. Find out all about knights, their chivalry, valour, jousts, weapons and battles. Watch history come alive with the colour and drama of the Middle Ages, and take a tour of some of the world's greatest castles.
ISBN 9780753464830
Series Navigators series (16 books)
Publisher Kingfisher, 2011
Steele, Philip & Pang, Alex (ill)
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Forgotten map, The
When Whisker is washed overboard he is rescued by a band of Pie Rats. He becomes their apprentice and has to learn how to shoot mouldy pies, sword fight with scissor blades and is bound for adventure.
ISBN 9780987461506
Series Pie rat series (1 of 4)
Publisher Daydream Press, 2014
Stelzer, Cameron
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Island of destiny, The
Whisker the Pie Rat apprentice now has the Forgotten Map and the King's Key and is off on the treasure hunt of a lifetime. He joins with the Pie Rats crew and they must pass through the Treacherous Sea where danger lurks on their journey to the mysterious Island of Destiny.
ISBN 9780987461520
Series Pie rat series (3 of 4)
Publisher Daydream Press, 2014
Stelzer, Cameron
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King's key, The
Whisker is a Pie Rat apprentice and always going from one catastrophe to another. He has possession of the Forgotten Map and with his friends Ruby Rat and Hook Hand Horace is on a quest to find a missing key and outsmart some deadly enemies along the way.
ISBN 9780987461513
Series Pie rat series (2 of 4)
Publisher Daydream Press, 2014
Stelzer, Cameron
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Pie rats 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 Pie rat series (4 books)
Stelzer, Cameron
No book cover.
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Trophy of champions, The
The greatest pirate crews gather for an epic tournament of strength and skill. There is no silver or bronze, just gold, gold, gold for the winning team. Whisker has more on his mind than victory, he's on the trail of a fox.
ISBN 9780987461537
Series Pie rat series (4 of 4)
Publisher Daydream Press, 2014
Stelzer, Cameron
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Horse called Darling, A
Penny has to cope with the saddest moment in her life, involving her pony, Manny. Everyone is willing her to come back and compete in the next event. Hopefully, a horse called Darling will encourage her.
ISBN 9780143304692
Series Aussie chomps (17 books)
Publisher Puffin Australia, 2010
Stephens, Delwyne
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Flock of blats, A
This is an intergalactic adventure with unexpected characters and events.
ISBN 9780207196447
Publisher HarperCollins Australia, 1998
Stephens, Michael
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Valentine Joe
Rose and her grandad are visiting the grave of his father, who died there during World War I. She chances upon the resting place of fifteen year old Valentine Joe. Later, Rose finds herself in a different place, one hundred years before, with Valentine Joe and his friends. Rose learns why Joe enlisted so young, of the camaraderie among the soldiers, and about the terrifying and horrific effects of war.
ISBN 9781909489608
Publisher Chicken House, 2014
Stevens, Rebecca
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Wells and Wong mystery: Arsenic for tea
Daisy Wells and Hazel Wong are at Daisy's home, Fallingford, for the school holidays. There's a tea party for Daisy's birthday and the whole family is invited. When a guest falls mysteriously ill, everything points to poison. With wild storms preventing anyone from leaving or the police from arriving, Fallingford feels like a very dangerous place to be. Everyone has a secret or two. When someone close to Daisy looks suspicious, the Detective Society must do everything they can to reveal the truth, no matter the consequences.
ISBN 9780552570732
Series Wells and Wong mystery series (5 books)
Publisher Corgi Books, 2015
Stevens, Robin
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Wells and Wong mystery: First class murder
Daisy Wells and Hazel Wong are taking a holiday on the world-famous Orient Express. It's clear that each of their fellow first-class passengers has something to hide. And, there's a rumour of a spy in their midst. When there's a scream from inside one of the cabins, a passenger is found murdered and her stunning, ruby necklace has gone. Daisy and Hazel are faced with their first-ever locked room mystery. But, several other sleuths are just as determined to crack this case.
ISBN 9780552570749
Series Wells and Wong mystery series (5 books)
Publisher Corgi Books, 2015
Stevens, Robin
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45625
Wells and Wong mystery: Mistletoe and murder
Daisy Wells and Hazel Wong are spending the Christmas holidays in snowy Cambridge. Danger is lurking in the dark stairwells of ancient Maudlin College and, just before Christmas, there' s a terrible accident. At least, it appears to be an accident, until the Detective Society looks a little closer and realises a murder has taken place. Faced with several irritating grown-ups and fierce competition from a rival agency, Wells and Wong must use all their cunning and courage to find the killer, in time for Christmas Day, of course.
ISBN 9780141369723
Series Wells and Wong mystery series (5 books)
Publisher Corgi Books, 2016
Stevens, Robin
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13910
Wells and Wong mystery: Murder most unladylike
When Daisy Wells and Hazel Wong set up their very own secret detective agency at Deepdean School for Girls, they struggle to find any truly exciting mysteries to investigate. When Hazel discovers the Science Mistress, Miss Bell, lying dead in the Gym, she assumes it was a terrible accident. But, when she and Daisy return five minutes later, the body has disappeared. Now, they not only have a murder to solve, Daisy and Hazel have to prove that one happened in the first place.
ISBN 9780552570725
Series Wells and Wong mystery series (5 books)
Publisher Corgi Books, 2014
Stevens, Robin
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Wells and Wong mystery: Jolly foul play
Daisy Wells and Hazel Wong have returned to Deepdean for a new school term. Things have changed. There's a new Head Girl, Elizabeth, and those bullying Big Girls are certainly not good eggs. Tensions are running high and, after the fireworks display, Elizabeth is found murdered. Secrets and scandals, scribbled on scraps of paper, suddenly begin to appear around the school. And, even with their own friendship falling to pieces, Daisy and Hazel must try to solve this mystery.
ISBN 9780141369693
Series Wells and Wong mystery series (5 books)
Publisher Corgi Books, 2016
Stevens, Robin
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Is this a poem?
This book is full of many different types of poetry. There are advertising jingles, football chants and even raps. There are also some brilliant tips to help you write poetry of your own.
ISBN 9781472920010
Publisher Bloomsbury, 2016
Stevens, Roger
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Treasure Island
Following the death of bloodthirsty buccaneer, Captain Flint, young Jim Hawkins finds himself with the key to a fortune. For he has discovered a map that will lead him to the fabled Treasure Island. But, a host of villains, wild beasts and deadly savages stand between him and the stash of gold. Not to mention the most infamous pirate ever to sail the high seas.
ISBN 9780140366723
Publisher Puffin USA, 1994
Stevenson, Robert Louis
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Titanic unclassified
Discover the secrets of the Titanic, the ship designed to be unsinkable. Yet, in 1912, on its very first voyage across the Atlantic Ocean, the Titanic did sink, taking the lives of more than fifteen hundred passengers and crew.
ISBN 9781408160527
Publisher A & C Black, 2012
Stewart, Alex
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Corby Flood
Corby Flood and her large family are aboard a shabby cruise ship on their way to a new school. Armed with her trusty travel advisory, Corby learns about all the exotic ports along the coast while keeping an eye on the other passengers, the sinister Brotherhood of the Clowns, the unintelligible Hattenswillers, the mysterious man from Cabin 2 and the smarmy lieutenant. Most worying, though, is the creature in the crate.
ISBN 9780385750905
Series Far-flung adventures series (2 of 3)
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2006
Stewart, Paul & Riddell, Chris (ill)
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Far-flung adventures series
An adventure, fantasy series with tongue-in-cheek characters and situations.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 Far-flung adventures series (3 books)
Stewart, Paul & Riddell, Chris (ill)
No book cover.
16183
Fergus Crane
When a mysterious flying box arrives at Fergus' window with a message from his Uncle Theo, the boy learns that he is in danger and that his uncle is sending help. Help is what Fergus needs when the clipper ship that serves as his school disappears with the other students on board and the teachers are not quite what they seem. Fergus will need to be brave and resourceful to rescue his friends.
ISBN 9780385750882
Series Far-flung adventures series (1 of 3)
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2006
Stewart, Paul & Riddell, Chris (ill)
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5142
Hugo Pepper
Hugo Pepper, a foundling raised by reindeer herders, discovers that he is really the child of ill-fated explorers. As Hugo searches for his true identity, he learns that his grandfather has mysteriously disappeared, leaving his Gazette, the Firefly Quarterly in the hands of an unscrupulous gossip slinger. Hugo must piece together the mystery of his grandfather and restore the Gazette to its former glory.
ISBN 9780385607254
Series Far-flung adventures series (3 of 3)
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2006
Stewart, Paul & Riddell, Chris (ill)
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41694
Extraordinary education of Nicholas Benedict, The
Nine year old Nicholas is transferred to a new orphanage called Child's End, where the children are mistreated and the place is poorly run. Nicholas learns that the former owner had a treasure, which he and the orphanage director believe is hidden in the house or on the grounds. While avoiding bullies, Nicholas must put his talents to work to try and find the treasure before the director does.
ISBN 9780316176200
Series The Mysterious Benedict Society series (4 of 4)
Publisher Little, Brown & Co, 2013
Stewart, Trenton Lee
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9190
Mysterious Benedict Society and the perilous journey, The
Mr Benedict has been kidnapped by the evil Mr Curtain so the four young members of The Mysterious Benedict Society set off to rescue him. A set of clues lands them in danger onboard an unusual ship, in a castle in Portugal and on a mysterious island, where they fall into the hands of Mr Curtain and his henchmen. Their courage and amazing talents must combine to escape every predicament.
ISBN 9781906427146
Series The Mysterious Benedict Society series (2 of 4)
Publisher Chicken House, 2010
Stewart, Trenton Lee
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32326
Mysterious Benedict Society and the prisoner's dilemma, The
Join Reynie, Kate, Sticky, and Constance of The Mysterious Benedict Society as they embark on a daring new adventure that threatens to force them apart from their families, friends, and even each other. When an unexplained blackout engulfs Stonetown, they must unravel clues relating to a nefarious new plot, while their search for answers brings them closer to danger than ever before.
ISBN 9781906427696
Series The Mysterious Benedict Society series (3 of 4)
Publisher Chicken House, 2011
Stewart, Trenton Lee
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53960
Mysterious Benedict Society, The
Meet four remarkable orphans, Reynie, Kate, Sticky and Constance, whose individual gifts lead them to be selected by Mr Benedict to comprise his secret society. Their top-secret mission is to infiltrate a mysterious school, where all is not what it seems. It soon becomes clear that the fate of the world is in their hands.
ISBN 9781906427023
Series The Mysterious Benedict Society series (1 of 4)
Publisher Chicken House, 2009
Stewart, Trenton Lee
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The Mysterious Benedict Society 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 Mysterious Benedict Society series (4 books)
Stewart, Trenton Lee
No book cover.
9350
Tennis
Meet Arantxa Sanchez-Vicario, a professional tennis player who won the French Open when she was only seventeen years old. This comprehensive guide introduces young players to all the basic skills, essential techniques and rules of tennis.
ISBN 9780754327844
Publisher Dorling Kindersley, 2000
Stich, Francesca (ed)
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4753
Spirit animals: Hunted
In the world of Erdas, only a very few, including Conor, Abeke, Meilin and Rollan, can summon the animal spirit. This allows them to access more than human abilities. But, now, there may be a new force with selfish intentions that can create its own spirit animal. The four young heroes face a brutal confrontation against an enemy who will break any rule to defeat them.
ISBN 9781742839998
Series Spirit Animals series (8 books)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2014
Stiefvater, Maggie
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Charlie Carver stacks it
Quirky tales and scientific principles are included in the bizarre disasters that befall the Carver family.
ISBN 9780091832964
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 1997
Stiller, Laurie
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112023
Desert dreamings
Well-organised under clear headings and well-presented information on indigenous Australia with contents, websites, a glossary and ideas for related things to do.
ISBN 9781740702249
Series Australian Library series (2 of 21)
Publisher Heinemann, 2004
Stokes, Deirdre
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68569
Tensy Farlow and the home for mislaid children
Tensy Farlow was dumped, hunted and betrayed, leaving her in mortal danger, without a guardian angel. She is thrown into a gloomy orphanage, which is exactly what the dark world needs.
ISBN 9780670073399
Publisher Penguin Books Australia, 2009
Storer, Jen
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9765
Fourteenth summer of Angus Jack, The
Since moving to Australia with their father, Angus Jack and his sister, Martha, have moved house constantly. They end up living next door to a peculiar old lady called Reafen, who runs a second-hand shop, full of strange and weird objects. To Angus and Martha, Reafen seems harmless enough. But, Reafen draws Angus into her world of ancient feuds, Wild Magick, the secret dealings of vikings and goblins, and all those who have lived in the Old Realm.
ISBN 9780733334436
Publisher ABC Books, 2015
Storer, Jen & Gifford, Lucinda (ill)
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1162
Truly Tan
Tan and her sisters have moved to a country town. Tan is worried about fitting in at her new school, so she becomes a super-spy, but sometimes makes the wrong conclusions about what she has heard. The kids on a neighbouring farm show the sisters their hideout, complete with ghost.
ISBN 9780733331213
Series Truly Tan series (1 of 6)
Publisher ABC Books, 2012
Storer, Jen & Robertson, Claire (ill)
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Truly Tan 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 Truly Tan series (6 books)
Storer, Jen & Robertson, Claire (ill)
No book cover.
35001
Truly Tan: freaked
Tan has never liked the old machinery shed. It's dusty and airless, full of dark secrets and junk. But, worse still, is the creepy portrait of an unnamed little girl, holding a china doll that looks downright malicious. When Great Aunt Aggie comes to stay, Tan discovers there's a whole lot more to the portrait than she ever imagined. There's a whole lot more to Great Aunt Aggie, too.
ISBN 9780733333187
Series Truly Tan series (4 of 6)
Publisher HarperCollins Australia, 2014
Storer, Jen & Robertson, Claire (ill)
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28681
Truly Tan: hoodwinked
A new girl has come to Peppercorn Valley. Her name is Ophelia Crisp and she is Verity's cousin. I'm keeping a close eye on Ophelia. She is sullen and secretive and shrouded in mystery. She is up to something, I'm certain of it. My secret spy files are overflowing.
ISBN 9780733334115
Series Truly Tan series (5 of 6)
Publisher ABC Books, 2016
Storer, Jen & Robertson, Claire (ill)
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67450
Truly Tan: jinxed
Dad has put an old tram in the back paddock which has just got to be full of secrets, maybe even haunted. Tan, the Secret Spy, can't wait to explore it but she is banned. She will have to use all her spy skills to enter it at her own risk.
ISBN 9780733331220
Series Truly Tan series (2 of 6)
Publisher ABC Books, 2013
Storer, Jen & Robertson, Claire (ill)
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66592
Truly Tan: spooked
Tan and the Chosen Few have another mystery on their hands. The 'stonies' (stone animal statues) around Peppercorn Valley have been mysteriously disappearing. But who would steal them. What could the thief want with a stone emu or flamingo.
ISBN 9780733331237
Series Truly Tan series (3 of 6)
Publisher ABC Books, 2013
Storer, Jen & Robertson, Claire (ill)
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4165
Truly Tan: Trapped
Way out in the country, Mrs Topple is Tan's closest neighbour. But Mrs Topple has gone on a cruise and Tan is in charge of security at the Topple cottage. Tan is also looking after the garden and watering the plants. But mostly she's in charge of security. Which is just as well because something suspicious is going on. A strange car has been coming and going and a shadowy figure has been spotted snooping around. And now Tan has noticed items moving around in the garden - on their own! As tensions mount, Tan decides a stake-out is in order. Little does she know she is walking straight into a trap.
ISBN 9780733334122
Series Truly Tan series (6 books)
Publisher HarperCollins Australia, 2017
Storer, Jen & Robertson, Claire (ill)
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504
I hate sport
Karen hates sport. When her family gives her an ultimatum about playing sport, Karen gives it her best shot but there aren't many sports that value perfect, pink fingernails. Karen must find a sport or miss out.
ISBN 9780143301790
Series Aussie chomps (17 books)
Publisher Penguin, 2004
Storer, Prue
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51816
Wow Space
Crammed full of facts and photographs about gargantuan galaxies, astounding asteroids and big black holes. Everything you want to know about what's out in space.
ISBN 9781405353472
Publisher Dorling Kindersley, 2010
Stott, Carole
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257
Midnite: the story of a wild, colonial boy
This is the story of a bushranger in Western Australia who has four comical animal friends.
ISBN 9780140304213
Publisher Puffin Australia, 1970
Stow, Randolph
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4268

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Coding for beginners using Python
Coding for Beginners using Python incorporates the language, font and layout used in computer coding. It is a step-by-step instructional guide for getting started in the world of coding, and for creating games, drawings and more. This guide includes a helpful glossary, which is fantastic to explain some of the uncommon words used in coding. It also includes guides, and extra help and downloads that are available through the online links provided.
ISBN 9781409599340
Publisher Usborne Publishing Ltd, 2017
Stowell, Louie & Devolle, John (ill)
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Space
This books explores the wonders and dangers of outer space, from Earth's barren Moon and the red surface of Mars to the airless emptiness that is space itself. Find out all about spacecraft and the astronauts who ride them up into the void.
ISBN 9781474906890
Series Usborne beginners plus series (16 books)
Publisher Usborne Publishing Ltd, 2012
Stowell, Louie & Fox, John (ill) & Roots, Adrian (ill)
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A-Z of scientific discoveries series
Provides lots of facts and photographs about important scientific discoveries. 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 A-Z of scientific discoveries series (6 books)
Stoyles, Pennie & Mulvany, Christine
No book cover.
18875
A-Z of scientific discoveries, The (A-C)
Find out lots of interesting facts and figures about the important discoveries in science. These discoveries can be made by a single person or a team and, sometimes, it can take hundreds of years to make a discovery.
ISBN 9781420267525
Series A-Z of scientific discoveries series (6 books)
Publisher Macmillan Education Australia Pty Ltd, 2009
Topics / STEM /
Stoyles, Pennie & Mulvany, Christine
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10909
A-Z of scientific discoveries, The (D-G)
Find out lots of interesting facts and figures about the important discoveries in science. These discoveries can be made by a single person or a team and, sometimes, it can take hundreds of years to make a discovery.
ISBN 9781420267532
Series A-Z of scientific discoveries series (6 books)
Publisher Macmillan Education Australia Pty Ltd, 2009
Topics / STEM /
Stoyles, Pennie & Mulvany, Christine
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23214
A-Z of scientific discoveries, The (H-L)
Find out lots of interesting facts and figures about the important discoveries in science. These discoveries can be made by a single person or a team and, sometimes, it can take hundreds of years to make a discovery.
ISBN 9781420267549
Series A-Z of scientific discoveries series (6 books)
Publisher Macmillan Education Australia Pty Ltd, 2009
Topics / STEM /
Stoyles, Pennie & Mulvany, Christine
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42506
A-Z of scientific discoveries, The (M-O)
Find out lots of interesting facts and figures about the important discoveries in science. These discoveries can be made by a single person or a team and, sometimes, it can take hundreds of years to make a discovery.
ISBN 9781420267556
Series A-Z of scientific discoveries series (6 books)
Publisher Macmillan Education Australia Pty Ltd, 2009
Topics / STEM /
Stoyles, Pennie & Mulvany, Christine
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90327
A-Z of scientific discoveries, The (P-S)
Find out lots of interesting facts and figures about the important discoveries in science. These discoveries can be made by a single person or a team and, sometimes, it can take hundreds of years to make a discovery.
ISBN 9781420267563
Series A-Z of scientific discoveries series (6 books)
Publisher Macmillan Education Australia Pty Ltd, 2009
Topics / STEM /
Stoyles, Pennie & Mulvany, Christine
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5623
A-Z of scientific discoveries, The (T-Z)
Find out lots of interesting facts and figures about the important discoveries in science. These discoveries can be made by a single person or a team and, sometimes, it can take hundreds of years to make a discovery.
ISBN 9781420267570
Series A-Z of scientific discoveries series (6 books)
Publisher Macmillan Education Australia Pty Ltd, 2009
Topics / STEM /
Stoyles, Pennie & Mulvany, Christine
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A-Z of Inventions and Inventors 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 A-Z of Inventions and Inventors series (6 books)
Stoyles, Pennie & Pentland, Peter
No book cover.
31732
A-Z of inventions and inventors, The (A-B)
Includes information about the inventor and invention of everyday objects, many that we now take for granted such as antivenom, the LCD screen and the frisbee. Where appropriate, there is a timeline, links to related inventions and an interesting trivia fact.
ISBN 9781420203592
Series A-Z of Inventions and Inventors series (1 of 6)
Publisher MacMillan, 2006
Stoyles, Pennie & Pentland, Peter
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120140
A-Z of inventions and inventors, The (C-F)
Read about inventions that people use everyday. Sometimes these happened by accident, sometimes from inspiration, often developed from previous inventions and, in some cases, inventors race against each other to invent a machine.
ISBN 9781420203608
Series A-Z of Inventions and Inventors series (2 of 6)
Publisher MacMillan, 2006
Stoyles, Pennie & Pentland, Peter
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15584
A-Z of inventions and inventors, The (G-L)
Read about inventions that people use everyday. Sometimes these happened by accident, sometimes from inspiration, often developed from previous inventions and, in some cases, inventors race against each other to invent a machine.
ISBN 9781420203615
Series A-Z of Inventions and Inventors series (3 of 6)
Publisher MacMillan, 2006
Stoyles, Pennie & Pentland, Peter
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27080
A-Z of inventions and inventors, The (M-P)
Read about inventions that people use everyday. Sometimes these were created by accident, sometimes from inspiration, often developed from previous inventions and, in some cases, inventors race against each other to invent a machine.
ISBN 9781420203622
Series A-Z of Inventions and Inventors series (4 of 6)
Publisher MacMillan, 2006
Stoyles, Pennie & Pentland, Peter
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35802
A-Z of inventions and inventors, The (Q-S)
Read about inventions that people use everyday. Sometimes these were created by accident, sometimes from inspiration, often developed from previous inventions and, in some cases, inventors race against each other to invent a machine.
ISBN 9781420203639
Series A-Z of Inventions and Inventors series (5 of 6)
Publisher MacMillan, 2006
Stoyles, Pennie & Pentland, Peter
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21488
A-Z of inventions and inventors, The (T-Z)
Read about inventions that people use everyday. Sometimes these were created by accident, sometimes from inspiration, often developed from previous inventions and, in some cases, inventors race against each other to invent a machine.
ISBN 9781420203646
Series A-Z of Inventions and Inventors series (6 of 6)
Publisher MacMillan, 2006
Stoyles, Pennie & Pentland, Peter
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8100
Tree of life
A simple introduction to biodiversity, using a tree as a metaphor to explain how scientists organise life into five kingdoms, each one having thousands of species. Some species are barely hanging on to survival.
ISBN 9781553376699
Publisher Kids can press, 2004
Strauss, Rochelle & Thompson, Margot (ill)
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One well: the story of water on Earth
In billions of years, the amount of water on Earth hasn't changed. There is one global well from which we all draw water. How we treat the water will affect every species on the planet now and into the future.
ISBN 9780733320798
Publisher ABC Books, 2007
Strauss, Rochelle & Woods, Rosemary (ill)
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Ballet shoes
Three orphaned sisters are sent to ballet school for training and are determined to make their name famous.
ISBN 9780140300413
Publisher Penguin, 1984
Streatfeild, Noel
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Ancient Rome: a guide to the glory of imperial Rome
An illustrated guide to the wonders of the civilisation of Ancient Rome.
ISBN 9780753452356
Publisher Larouse Kingfisher Chambers, 2000
Stroud, Jonathan
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15389
To the moon and back
The story of space travel, especially the staff at Honeysuckle Creek Tracking Station in Australia who relayed, to the world, the television pictures of Neil Armstrong's first step on the moon. The real story behind the movie 'The Dish'.
ISBN 9780207200090
Publisher HarperCollins Australia, 2004
Sullivan, Bryan & French, Jackie & Gordon, Gus (ill)
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80084
Passing the music down
A young boy travels to the hills of Appalachia to meet the old-time fiddle player whose music he admires. A friendship develops that will forge a bond between generations. Under the man's care and instruction, the boy develops. From playing on the front porch to performing at American folk festivals, the two carry on the tradition of passing the music down.
ISBN 9780763637538
Publisher Candlewick Press, 2011
Sullivan, Sarah & Root, Barry (ill)
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Incredible powers of Montague Towers, The
Ageing superhero, the Cape of Justice, asks Montague's help to deal with his pursuers who are using cryptic messages. Over six days, Montague is endowed with a new super power each day - superpower, hypnotic power, invisibility, laser vision, flight and, finally, super speed. When Monty's nose twitches and he sneezes, the next superpower arrives. But, Monty doesn't time his sleuthing well, sometimes with disastrous results, as he searches for the evil Lord Bentwordle, who is trying to commit the crime of the century.
ISBN 9781760153649
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2016
Sunderland, Alan
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Black ships before Troy: the story of the Iliad, The
An illustrated story of Homer's Iliad that climaxes with the story of the Wooden Horse of Troy.
ISBN 9780711215221
Publisher Frances Lincoln, 2000
Sutcliff, Rosemary
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Spirit animals: Against the tide
The sun is shining in the Hundred Isles but the path forward seems crowded with shadows. Conor, Abeke, Meilin and Rollan have travelled across the world, seeking a set of powerful talismans to keep them from enemy hands. They have been hounded by pursuers, who always seem to know just where to find them. Now, they know why. One of them is a traitor. Before this mission is over, a deadly trap will close around them.
ISBN 9781743620021
Series Spirit Animals series (8 books)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2014
Sutherland, Tui T
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Shadow snake
Pud, Cuppy and Skeeta must be real men enough to stay out camping, even after telling really wicked, snake stories. They may be taken by the mutant crocodile-man lurking in the dark shadows. Some coarse language in context.
ISBN 9780734406552
Publisher Thomas C Lothian Pty Ltd, 2004
Svendsen, Mark
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Frogs of Australia
Highly informative little guide to Australian frogs. Clear and fascinating photography accompanies detailed information. Interesting facts will appeal to frog enthusiasts.
ISBN 9781864363333
Publisher New Holland Australia, 2000
Swan, Gerry
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Snapshot
Victor has a new state of the art digital camera. He can't wait to try it out but taking a photo can change your life. Victor gets more than he bargained for.
ISBN 9781842993477
Publisher Barrington Stoke, 2005
Swindells, Robert
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Asphalt and feathers
Be inspired to write by reading the winning poems, short stories and plays from students in Years 3-6 in the 2008 Sydney Youth Writing Competition. Participants had to include the signature words, feathers and/or asphalt, in their entries.
ISBN 9780980581102
Publisher Sydney Youth Writing Competition, Inc, 2008
Sydney Youth Writing Competition
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Chickpea
Hooman, a young Iranian Australian boy, lives with his widower father and irritating younger sister, Mina. His pet hen, Chickpea, becomes broody over a clutch of infertile eggs and refuses to leave the nest.
ISBN 9781863886420
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 1998
Syme, Marguerite Hann
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