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

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59956
Cardturner, The
Alton's girlfriend has dumped him, he has no money and no job, so it looks like a long summer holiday ahead. Then he is asked to drive his old, blind and sick uncle to play bridge. His parents are desperate for him to get in his uncle's good books, but Alton soon finds himself enjoying his uncle's company, as well as playing bridge.
ISBN 9781408808511
Publisher Bloomsbury, 2011
Topics / Environment /
Sachar, Louis
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Holes
Stanley is not surprised when a miscarriage of justice sends him to Camp Green Lake Juvenile Detention Centre. Nor is he surprised when he is told that his daily labour is to dig a hole, five foot wide and five foot deep, and report anything he finds in it.
ISBN 9780747563662
Publisher Bloomsbury, 2003
Sachar, Louis
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Small steps
Theodore 'Armpit' Johnson is determined to finish school, save money and become a respected member of society again. He may be the victim, the perpetrator or the hero of a violent crime in this amusing, sensitive and highly suspenseful story.
ISBN 9780747591252
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2006
Sachar, Louis
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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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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.
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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)
No book cover.
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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)
No book cover.
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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)
No book cover.
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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)
No book cover.
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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)
No book cover.
969

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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)
No book cover.
58486

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Finding Freia Lockhart
Freia is part of a group at school but she feels she really doesn't belong. Somehow, Freia finds herself helping, as a lighting assistant, with the school production, something she never thought she would do. Freia must try to be brave enough to make more changes in her life and let loose the real Freia Lockhart. Adult themes. Usually read by students in Years 9, 10 and above.
ISBN 9781921529153
Publisher Walker Books Australia Pty Ltd, 2010
Topics / Australian Author /
Said, Aimee
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Alaska
When Mia follows her sister halfway across the world to Alaska, she discovers that love can be found in the most unexpected and beautiful of places. Mia must find the courage to follow her heart in Alaska. Usually read by students in Years 9, 10 or above.
ISBN 9780143206118
Publisher Penguin Books Australia, 2011
Topics / Australian Author /
Saliba, Sue
No book cover.
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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
Topics / Australian Author /
Santaklaus, Pia & Flowers, Tony (ill)
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Dear Jack
Laney Curtis is in Year 8 when her mother develops breast cancer rejecting chemotherapy because she is pregnant. This touching story describes Laney's struggle with the possibility that her mother may die. Also, Laney develops a plan to snare Andy Carter, a student at her school. Best suited to mature readers. Usually read by students in Years 9, 10 and above.
ISBN 9781876603144
Publisher Futuretrack Australia, 2007
Topics / Australian Author /
Sauer, Tammi
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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
No book cover.
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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
No book cover.
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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
No book cover.
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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
No book cover.
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Against the tide
Katie and Matt are champion ocean swimmers who love a challenge that will test their training and skills to the limit. Effi and Christie live in a different world which is intense, funny, often overheated and far removed from the beach. When these two worlds meet, in a blend of love and loss, violence and prejudice, only the strongest will succeed in swimming against the tide.
ISBN 9780733322907
Publisher ABC Books, 2008
Topics / Australian Author /
Savvides, Irini
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Great deeds of heroic women, The
This book profiles eighteen women through the ages.
ISBN 9780872263482
Topics / Australian Author /
Saxby, Maurice
No book cover.
171

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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
Topics / Australian Author /
Saxby, Maurice
No book cover.
17777
TimeRiders
Liam O'Connor should have died at sea in 1912. Maddy Carter should have died on a plane in 2010. Sal Vikram should have died in a fire in 2029. Yet, moments before death, someone mysteriously appeared to save them. But, Liam, Maddy and Sal aren't rescued. They are recruited by an agency that no one knows exists, and with only one purpose, to fix broken history.
ISBN 9780141326924
Series TimeRiders series (1 of 6)
Publisher Penguin Books Ltd, UK, 2010
Scarrow, Alex
No book cover.
TimeRiders 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 TimeRiders series (6 books)
Scarrow, Alex
No book cover.
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TimeRiders: City of shadows
Hunted by cyborg assassins from the future, the TimeRiders must abandon New York and go on the run. They escape to Victorian London and the streets where Jack the Ripper roams. But, before they can establish their new base, they make their most shattering discovery yet and it will change everything.
ISBN 9780141337074
Series TimeRiders series (6 of 6)
Publisher Penguin Books Ltd, UK, 2012
Scarrow, Alex
No book cover.
8736
TimeRiders: Day of the predator
When Maddy mistakenly opens a time window where and when she shouldn't have, Liam is marooned sixty-five million years ago in the hunting ground of a deadly and, until now, undiscovered species of predator. Can Liam make contact with Maddy and Sal before he's torn to pieces by dinosaurs, and without endangering history so much that the world is overtaken by a terrifying new reality?
ISBN 9780141326931
Series TimeRiders series (2 of 6)
Publisher Penguin Books Australia, 2010
Scarrow, Alex
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TimeRiders: Doomsday code, The
The latest mission for the TimeRiders takes them back in time to Sherwood Forest in 1193 where they discover a terrible threat for the future.
ISBN 9780141333489
Series TimeRiders series (3 of 6)
Publisher Penguin Books Ltd, UK, 2011
Scarrow, Alex
No book cover.
4633
TimeRiders: Eternal war, The
The TimeRiders are in the middle of the American Civil War. When Abraham Lincoln follows Liam to the present day, it's up to Maddy to persuade two warring colonels to cease fire long enough for the team to come up with a way of stitching time back together.
ISBN 9780141336336
Series TimeRiders series (4 of 6)
Publisher Penguin Books Ltd, UK, 2011
Scarrow, Alex
No book cover.
16503
TimeRiders: Gates of Rome
Project Exodus, a mission to transport about three hundred Americans from 2070 to 54AD to overthrow the Roman Empire, has gone catastrophically wrong. Half have arrived seventeen years earlier, during the reign of Caligula. Liam, Maddy and Sal become trapped in the Roman past and armed with knowledge of the future, Caligula is now more powerful than ever. The TimeRiders must make it back to 2001 and put history right.
ISBN 9780141336497
Series TimeRiders series (5 of 6)
Publisher Penguin Books Ltd, UK, 2012
Scarrow, Alex
No book cover.
5554
Drowned maiden's hair, A
When fiery Maud Mary Flynn is adopted, she leaves Barbary Asylum with high hopes of being cherished. Little does she know that the sisters who have adopted her require her for their family business, a shadowy extortion racket of the early 19th century that uses spiritualism to fleece the susceptible and tragic. Into this web stumbles Mrs Lambert, grieving mother of a drowned child.
ISBN 9780763638122
Publisher Candlewick Press, 2008
Schlitz, Laura Amy
No book cover.
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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
Topics / Australian Author /
Schofield, Louise
No book cover.
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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 and Communities,
Topics / Australian Author /
School magazine team
No book cover.
2284

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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 and Communities,
Topics / Australian Author /
School magazine team
No book cover.
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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 and Communities,
Topics / Australian Author /
School magazine team
No book cover.
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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 and Communities,
Topics / Australian Author /
School magazine team
No book cover.
2283

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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 and Communities,
Topics / Australian Author /
School magazine team
No book cover.
2265

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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 and Communities,
Topics / Australian Author /
School magazine team
No book cover.
2279

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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 and Communities,
Topics / Australian Author /
School magazine team
No book cover.
2296

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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 and Communities,
Topics / Australian Author /
School magazine team
No book cover.
2292

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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 and Communities,
Topics / Australian Author /
School magazine team
No book cover.
2291

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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 and Communities,
Topics / Australian Author /
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

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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.
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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 and Communities,
Topics / Australian Author /
School magazine team
No book cover.
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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 and Communities,
Topics / Australian Author /
School magazine team
No book cover.
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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 and Communities,
Topics / Australian Author /
School magazine team
No book cover.
2310

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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 and Communities,
Topics / Australian Author /
School magazine team
No book cover.
2309

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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 and Communities,
Topics / Australian Author /
School magazine team
No book cover.
2301

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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 and Communities,
Topics / Australian Author /
School magazine team
No book cover.
2306

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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 and Communities,
Topics / Australian Author /
School magazine team
No book cover.
2313

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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 and Communities,
Topics / Australian Author /
School magazine team
No book cover.
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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 and Communities,
Topics / Australian Author /
School magazine team
No book cover.
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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 and Communities,
Topics / Australian Author /
School magazine team
No book cover.
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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
No book cover.
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I was only nineteen
The unforgettable lyrics about the Vietnam War are etched in our memories and brought to life in this picture book.
ISBN 9781743317235
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2014
Schumann, John & Smith, Craig (ill)
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18123
Draw buildings and cityscapes
This book offers an exciting and interesting approach to drawing buildings and cityscapes. It includes detailed, step-by-step instructions and useful advice on composition and drawing techniques.
ISBN 9780713669718
Publisher A & C Black, 2004
Schwarz, Hans
No book cover.
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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
Topics / Australian Author /
Scieszka, Jon & Smith, Lane (ill)
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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
Series Martin Bridge series (2 of 2)
Publisher Kids can press, 2005
Scott Kerrin, Jessica & Kelly, Joseph (ill)
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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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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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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 (5 books)
Publisher Lonely Planet Publications, 2012
Scott, Janine & Rees, Peter
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Alchemyst, The
Sophie and Josh Newman find their lives intertwined with Nicholas Flamel and the powerful book he protects, the Book of Abraham the Mage, that enables the holder to save or destroy the world.
ISBN 9780385612944
Series Secrets of the immortal Nicholas Flamel (1 of 5)
Publisher Doubleday, 2007
Scott, Michael
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2242
Enchantress, The
Nicholas Flamel is near death, John Dee has the swords of power and the twins of prophecy are at the point of fulfilling the legend 'One to save the world, one to destroy it'.
ISBN 9780385619004
Series Secrets of the immortal Nicholas Flamel (6 of 5)
Publisher Doubleday, 2012
Scott, Michael
No book cover.
91033
Magician, The
Sophie and Josh Newman flee to Paris with Flamel and Scatty, with Dr Dee on their heels. Dee enlists the help of Niccolo Machiavelli to capture them, whilst Sophie learns Fire Magic and Josh seeks one who can awaken his powers.
ISBN 9780385613118
Series Secrets of the immortal Nicholas Flamel (2 of 5)
Publisher Doubleday, 2008
Scott, Michael
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Necromancer, The
Nicholas Flamel is dying and the spell from the Codex that renews his immortality is in the possession of the evil Dr John Dee. Flamel hopes to use his remaining power to prevent the monsters, now on the island of Alcatraz, from escaping. Twins, Sophie and Josh, are back in San Francisco, where Sophie is kidnapped by Aoife and Josh is beginning to doubt whether he is on the right side of things.
ISBN 9780385618298
Series Secrets of the immortal Nicholas Flamel (4 of 5)
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2010
Scott, Michael
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Secrets of the immortal Nicholas Flamel
This adventure series combines legend, mythology and history. 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 Secrets of the immortal Nicholas Flamel (5 books)
Scott, Michael
No book cover.
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Sorceress, The
The Dark Elders are summoning as many evil immortals and Elders as possible to capture the twins of legend and retrieve the missing pages of the Codex. The Flamels are gathering allies to fight against them, including some characters presumed dead.
ISBN 9780385613132
Series Secrets of the immortal Nicholas Flamel (3 of 5)
Publisher Doubleday, 2009
Scott, Michael
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Warlock, The
The twins of prophecy have been divided and the end is drawing near. Josh is standing alongside John Dee and Virginia Dare on Alcatraz, while Sophie is in San Francisco with the Flamels and other immortals.
ISBN 9780857530264
Series Secrets of the immortal Nicholas Flamel (5 of 5)
Publisher Doubleday, 2011
Scott, Michael
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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 (30 books)
Publisher Dorling Kindersley, 2007
Sebag-Montefiore, Poppy
No book cover.
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Lure of gold
A history of the discovery of gold in Australia, detailing significant events, the gold rushesa and modern and old mining methods.
ISBN 9781863919722
Series Australian Library series (21 of 21)
Publisher Heinemann, 2000
Sedunary, Anthony
No book cover.
40871
Invention of Hugo Cabret, The
Hugo is an orphan, clock keeper and thief, living in a Parisian railway station at the turn of the 19th century. The story, in words and pictures, includes the invention of the earliest moving pictures and automatons. A hidden message from a dead father is the key to this spellbinding mystery.
ISBN 9780439813785
Publisher Scholastic US, 2007
Topics / Graphic novels /
Selznick, Brian
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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
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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Between shades of gray
In 1941, fifteen year old Lina is preparing for art school and looking forward to summer. When the Soviet secret police invade her home and forcibly remove Lina, her mother and brother, they must fight for their lives. They are transported via cattle trucks from Lithuania to remote Siberia in a harrowing, violent journey. It is also a story of incredible courage and strength. Includes violence and cruelty. Usually read by students in Years 9, 10 or above.
ISBN 9780143205418
Publisher Penguin Books Australia, 2011
Sepetys, Ruta
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Twilight zone: the midnight sun, The
Set in a New York of the not-too-distant future, the sweltering, thirsty citizens attempt to cope with the extreme heat as the end of the world approaches. A female artist and her neighbour are helpless against the elements and the armed looters. But, in the Twilight Zone, there's always a twist.
ISBN 9780747587859
Publisher Bloomsbury, 2009
Topics / Graphic novels /
Serling, Rod & Kneece, Mark (adapt) & Spay, Anthony (ill)
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Enchanted island: stories from Shakespeare, The
Excerpts from some of the most well-known Shakespearean plays are compiled in this book.
ISBN 9780435121006
Publisher Heinemann, 1981
Serraillier, Ian
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Silver sword, The
The night the Nazis come to take their mother away, three children escape in a terrifying scramble across the rooftops. In the chaos of Warsaw, they have to learn to survive on their own. Their father's paperknife becomes their symbol of hope.
ISBN 9780099439493
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2003
Serraillier, Ian
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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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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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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
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Black Beauty
Black Beauty is a handsome, sweet-tempered colt with a strong spirit. As a young colt, he is free to gallop in the fresh meadows with his beloved mother and their kind master. But, when his owners are forced to sell him, Black Beauty goes from a life of comfort and kindness to one of hard labour and cruelty. But, Black Beauty is brave, with an unbreakable spirit and will.
ISBN 9780141321035
Publisher Puffin UK, 2008
Sewell, Anna
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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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As you like it
An unconventional love story transposed to modern-day China where rural and urban worlds collide, following the trials and tribulations of the characters from court to country in their quest for love. Graphic novel illustrated by Chie Kutsuwada.
ISBN 9780955816901
Series Manga Shakespeare series (8 of 9)
Publisher SelfMadeHero, 2008
Shakespeare, William & Appignanesi, Richard (adapt)
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Hamlet
It is 2017. Climate change has devastated the Earth which is now a cyberworld in constant dread of war. Denmark has grown prosperous but the King has recently died. Young Prince Hamlet's grief over his father's death turns to something far darker when the ghost of his father appears to him. Graphic novel illustrated by Emma Vieceli.
ISBN 9780955285615
Series Manga Shakespeare series (2 of 9)
Publisher SelfMadeHero, 2007
Topics / Graphic novels /
Shakespeare, William & Appignanesi, Richard (adapt)
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Julius Caesar
A soothsayer warns Julius Caesar but Caesar, grown arrogant on military victory, assumes the people will acclaim his dictatorship. Staunch republicans, Brutus and Cassius, conspire to assassinate him. Civil war follows, as Antony and Ocatavius seek revenge. Graphic novel illustrated by Mustashrik.
ISBN 9780955285653
Series Manga Shakespeare series (7 of 9)
Publisher SelfMadeHero, 2008
Topics / Graphic novels /
Shakespeare, William & Appignanesi, Richard (adapt)
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Macbeth
Set in a future post-nuclear world reclaimed by Samurai warriors, three witches plant the seed of criminal ambition in the warlord, Macbeth. Spurred on by Lady Macbeth, he embarks on a killing spree of former friends and rivals until, in a final confrontation, he realises too late that the witches have deceived him. Graphic novel, illustrated by Robert Deas.
ISBN 9780955285660
Series Manga Shakespeare series (6 of 9)
Publisher SelfMadeHero, 2008
Topics / Graphic novels /
Shakespeare, William & Appignanesi, Richard (adapt)
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Manga Shakespeare series
The sequential stylised artwork known as Manga is combined with authentic Shakespearean text to bring an enriched perspective to the bard's great works, making the plays more accessible and encouraging a response from the reader. 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 Manga Shakespeare series (9 books)
Shakespeare, William & Appignanesi, Richard (adapt)
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Midsummer night's dream, A
In an enchanted moonlit forest in modern Athens, meddlesome fairies play havoc with the lives and loves of four young Athenian lovers and a troupe of amateur actors. Graphic novel illustrated by Kate Brown.
ISBN 9780955285646
Series Manga Shakespeare series (5 of 9)
Publisher SelfMadeHero, 2008
Topics / Graphic novels /
Shakespeare, William & Appignanesi, Richard (adapt)
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Othello
An argument in a street in Venice fuels grudges and passionate jealousies. Military heroism and love; the nature of appearance and reality; the dangers of isolation, jealousy and betrayal are explored. Masks may hide some characters' true motives but the real emotions of Othello and Iago are dramatically revealed. Graphic novel illustrated by Ryuta Osada.
ISBN 9780810983502
Series Manga Shakespeare series (9 of 9)
Publisher SelfMadeHero, 2008
Shakespeare, William & Appignanesi, Richard (adapt)
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Richard III
Set in medieval times, Richard III seizes the English crown by plotting the murders of his brother, his nephew and niece, the sons of his brother King Edward IV and poisoning his own wife. A scheming and seductive rogue is portrayed in one of the bloodiest chapters of the British monarchy. Graphic novel llustrated by Patrick Warren.
ISBN 9780955285639
Series Manga Shakespeare series (4 of 9)
Publisher SelfMadeHero, 2007
Shakespeare, William & Appignanesi, Richard (adapt)
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Romeo and Juliet
Shakespeare's most famous love story of revenge, violence and tragedy. Romeo, a rock star, falls in love with Juliet and Verona becomes a street in Tokyo's highly fashionable Shibuya district. The star-crossed lovers are caught up in a feud between two Yakuza, Japanese mafia, families which erupts into violence and killing. Graphic novel illustrated by Sonia Leong.
ISBN 9780955285608
Series Manga Shakespeare series (1 of 9)
Publisher SelfMadeHero, 2007
Shakespeare, William & Appignanesi, Richard (adapt)
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Tempest, The
Prospero, robbed of his dukedom, has been marooned for many years on a wild island with his daughter, Miranda. He applies his magic skills to contrive a shipwreck and take revenge on his usurping brother and the faction who exiled him. But, it is the power of love that finally triumphs. Graphic novel illustrated by Paul Duffield.
ISBN 9780955285622
Series Manga Shakespeare series (3 of 9)
Publisher SelfMadeHero, 2007
Topics / Graphic novels /
Shakespeare, William & Appignanesi, Richard (adapt)
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King Lear
An exciting graphic novel version of William Shakespeare's great tragedy that faithfully follows the original play. The use of Shakespeare's original language, some violence and adult concepts require mature readers.
ISBN 9780763643447
Publisher Candlewick Press, 2009
Topics / Graphic novels /
Shakespeare, William & Hinds, Gareth (adapt & ill)
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Merchant of Venice, The
William Shakespeare's play 'The Merchant of Venice' is adapted as a graphic novel in a chic, modern setting.
ISBN 9780763630256
Publisher Candlewick Press, 2008
Topics / Graphic novels /
Shakespeare, William & Hinds, Gareth (adapt)
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Amazing mind of Alice Makin, The
Twelve year old Alice Makin is living in a tiny flat in post-war London where many people's homes have been destroyed. Reggie and the man he calls his grandfather come to live upstairs. Alice and Reggie become friends and realise that they share a special talent for making things that they think happen. This is not their only connection and as the story unfolds Alice learns about who she really is.
ISBN 9781904442325
Publisher Chicken House, 2008
Shea, Alan
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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
Topics / Australian Author /
Shephard, Barrie
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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
No book cover.
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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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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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Between the lives
Sabine is an 18 year-old caught between two lives. Her life in Wellesey is the almost perfect world, a place of glamorous friends, all you could want and a doting boyfriend. Her other life in Roxbury is less than perfect and here she is considered by many as a rebel, out of place. Every 24 hours on the stroke of midnight Sabine moves between worlds.
ISBN 9780732296261
Publisher HarperCollins Australia, 2013
Topics / Australian Author /
Shirvington, Jessica
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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
Topics / Environment /
Sidman, Joyce & Prange, Beckie (ill)
No book cover.
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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
No book cover.
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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
Topics / Australian Author /
Silkstone, Barry
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Amber amulet, The
Twelve-year-old Liam McKenzie patrols his suburban neighbourhood as the Masked Avenger - a superhero with powers so potent not even he can fully comprehend their extent. Along with his sidekick, Richie the Powerbeagle, he protects the people of Franklin Street from chaos, mayhem, evil and low tyre pressure - but can he save them from sadness?
ISBN 9781742379982
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2012
Silvey, Craig
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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)
No book cover.
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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
Topics / Australian Author /
Simons, Moya
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Gypsy magic
To solve a local robbery, three children become detectives with the assistance of some gypsy magic.
ISBN 9781862915145
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2002
Topics / Australian Author /
Simons, Moya
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Let me whisper you my story
Rachel is German and Jewish. With the outbreak of World War II, her life is changed. The family is forced to move from their comfortable home into cramped housing and, when the Nazis arrive, they don't know what is to become of them. But, Rachel's father gives her instructions that save her life. He also tells her not to speak.
ISBN 9780732288587
Publisher Angus & Robertson (HarperCollins), 2010
Topics / Australian Author /
Simons, Moya
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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
Topics / Australian Author /
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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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
Topics / Australian Author /
Simons, Moya
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Wall: growing up behind the iron curtain, The
Through annotated illustrations, journals, maps and dreamscapes, Peter Sis shows what life was like for a child, on the Communist side of the Iron Curtain, who believed whatever he was told. As news filtered in from the West, Sis learned about rock'n'roll, blue jeans and read banned books. The Soviet invasion meant this freedom was short-lived but Sis's eyes had been opened.
ISBN 9780374347017
Publisher Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2007
Sis, Peter
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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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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
Topics / Australian Author /
Small, Mary & Kasepuu, Ester (ill)
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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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Twelve rounds to glory: the story of Muhammad Ali
The story of Muhammad Ali, formerly Cassius Clay, a legendary hero who was an American prize-winning boxer and heavyweight champion of the world. This rap version of Ali's life includes his religion, his marriages and graphic descriptions of his brutal fights with examples of his provoking and inflammatory language.
ISBN 9780763616922
Publisher Candlewick Press, 2007
Smith, Charles R Jnr & Collier, Bryan (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
No book cover.
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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)
No book cover.
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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)
No book cover.
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Weetamoo: heart of the Pocassets, Massachusetts, 1653
It is 1654 in New England, native land of Algonquin tribes, among them the Pocasset, Wampanoag, and Narrangansett people. The pilgrims, called Coat-men by the Wampanoag, have settled here in the natives' territory at Patuxit, a place that the Pilgrims have renamed Plymouth. Weetamoo's father, Corbitant, is sachem, or chief, of the Pocassets. He is mistrustful of the colonists and imparts his beliefs about them to his daughter, who is next in line to become chief. Weetamoo must learn the fundamental values and disciplines of a true Pocasset chief.
ISBN 9780439129107
Series Royal diaries (20 books)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2011
Smith, Patricia Clark
No book cover.
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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
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
No book cover.
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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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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
No book cover.
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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
No book cover.
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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
No book cover.
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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
No book cover.
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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
No book cover.
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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
No book cover.
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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
No book cover.
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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
No book cover.
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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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
No book cover.
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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
No book cover.
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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)
No book cover.
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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
Topics / Australian Author /
Southall, Ivan
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Josh
Josh, a poet, visits his great aunt for a week in a rural town and has to endure some strange treatment.
ISBN 9780702235634
Publisher University of Queensland Press, 2006
Topics / Australian Author /
Southall, Ivan
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Let the balloon go
John Sumner is a young boy crippled after contracting polio and growing up during World War I. He learns about taking risks and letting go to experience life.
ISBN 9780749703998
Publisher Methuen, 1967
Topics / Australian Author /
Southall, Ivan
No book cover.
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Candle for Saint Antony, A
An intense story about the developing, close relationship between Justin, an Australian boy, and Rudi, a sensitive boy from Austria. Their emotional interdependence causes trouble in their peer group as others question the nature of the relationship.
ISBN 9780340605479
Publisher Hodder Headline Australia Pty Ltd, 1993
Topics / Australian Author /
Spence, Eleanor
No book cover.
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Big book of numbers
If you love numbers, want to love numbers or just love to laugh and learn about the wonderful life we live, then this numbers book is for you. Discover primes, Pi, perfect numbers and how many ribs an elephant has.
ISBN 9781921134326
Publisher Xoum Publishing, 2014
Topics / Australian Author /
Spencer, Adam
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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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Jake and Lily
A story told from two points of view: Jake, then Lily, telling two sides to similar events. They know that together they are a powerful force, but that they have to learn how to stand alone as well.
ISBN 9780060281359
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, UK, 2012
Spinelli, Jerry
No book cover.
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Stargirl
From the moment Stargirl arrives at Mica High School, the students are enchanted but, then, they turn on her because she is so extraordinary.
ISBN 9781841219264
Publisher Watts Publishing Group, 2002
Spinelli, Jerry
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Wringer
The violence of the pigeon shoot disturbs Palmer and contrasts with his reaction to bullies and to pets.
ISBN 9780007156016
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, UK, 2003
Spinelli, Jerry
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Youngest Templar
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Series Youngest Templar (3 books)
Spradlin, Michael P
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Youngest templar, The
As a baby, fourteen year old Tristan was left at a monastery never knowing his parents. Joining the Knights Templar, Tristan is plunged into extraordinary adventures. His master entrusts Tristan with the legendary Holy Grail, instructing him to take it to Scotland. Tristan's enemies will do anything to claim the Grail.
ISBN 9780732290702
Series Youngest Templar (1 of 3)
Publisher Angus & Robertson (HarperCollins), 2009
Spradlin, Michael P
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Youngest templar: orphan of destiny, The
Tristan and his companions have escaped to England. Many obstacles still prevent them from delivering the Holy Grail into safe hands. Tristan must defeat the evil Sir Hugh in one final battle. And, he must learn the secret of his birth, a secret Richard the Lionheart and Eleanor of Aquitaine are willing to kill to protect.
ISBN 9780732290726
Series Youngest Templar (3 of 3)
Publisher Angus & Robertson (HarperCollins), 2010
Spradlin, Michael P
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Youngest templar: trail of fate, The
Washed up on a foreign shore, Tristan is lucky to be alive. The Holy Grail, that the young Templar squire is safe-guarding, has saved his life yet again. Now lost in a strange land, he doesn't know if his friends have survived. Tristan's knack for getting into trouble is alive and well, and he is quickly drawn into a conflict.
ISBN 9780732290719
Series Youngest Templar (2 of 3)
Publisher Angus & Robertson (HarperCollins), 2009
Spradlin, Michael P
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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
Topics / Australian Author /
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
Topics / Australian Author /
Stafford, Paul & Nagle, Shane (ill)
No book cover.
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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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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
No book cover.
37889
Davy Crockett: frontier legend
Davy Crockett was a child of the frontier, where violence and danger were everywhere. A hunter, soldier and backwoods politician, he helped settle large swaths of the still-growing United States. In the process, he became an American legend, with his life and exploits dramatised, and often fictionalised, in film and TV.
ISBN 9781402754999
Series Sterling biographies series (6 of 29)
Publisher Sterling Publishing Co, 2008
Stanley, George Edward
No book cover.
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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 5)
Publisher Egmont Childrens, 2007
Stanton, Andy & Tazzyman, David (ill)
No book cover.
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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 5)
Publisher Egmont Childrens, 2010
Stanton, Andy & Tazzyman, David (ill)
No book cover.
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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 5)
Publisher Egmont Childrens, 2008
Stanton, Andy & Tazzyman, David (ill)
No book cover.
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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 5)
Publisher Egmont Childrens, 2007
Stanton, Andy & Tazzyman, David (ill)
No book cover.
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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 5)
Publisher Egmont Childrens, 2008
Stanton, Andy & Tazzyman, David (ill)
No book cover.
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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 5)
Publisher Egmont Childrens, 2011
Stanton, Andy & Tazzyman, David (ill)
No book cover.
Mr Gum series
This funny series is about Mr Gum, a truly nasty old man, as well as a little girl, an evil butcher, heroes and sweets and Jake the dog. 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 Mr Gum series (5 books)
Stanton, Andy & Tazzyman, David (ill)
No book cover.
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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 5)
Publisher Egmont Childrens, 2006
Stanton, Andy & Tazzyman, David (ill)
No book cover.
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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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Nips go national
Flushed with their multicultural cricketing success in NIPS XI, the team goes interstate to watch the Aussie team practise on the holiest turf in cricket, the MCG. They are also invited to an important cricket carnival.
ISBN 9780734404749
Publisher Thomas C Lothian Pty Ltd, 2003
Topics / Australian Author /
Starke, Ruth
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Nips XI
The boys at North Illaba Primary School form a cricket team. The team includes students from different cultures and they combine to celebrate their common interests, not their diversities.
ISBN 9780734401137
Publisher Thomas C Lothian Pty Ltd, 2000
Starke, Ruth
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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
No book cover.
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Orphans of the queen
Hilly and her brother, Egg, were promised sunshine, plenty of food and someone to look after them. When they arrived from England, they were separated. Hilly was sent to a cruel orphanage in Adelaide. Includes mature themes and some strong language.
ISBN 9780734405289
Publisher Thomas C Lothian Pty Ltd, 2004
Topics / Australian Author /
Starke, Ruth
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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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Anzac tale, An
What the friends first thought would be an adventure soon turns to disaster. The day after landing at Anzac Cove on 25 April 1915, more than 2000 Anzacs are dead. As the campaign drags on, life for Wally and Roy becomes a battle of endurance against a plucky enemy, a hostile landscape, flies, fleas, cold and disease.
ISBN 9781921504532
Publisher Working Title Press, 2013
Starke, Ruth & Holfeld, Greg (ill)
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Captain Congo
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Series Captain Congo (3 books)
Starke, Ruth & Holfeld, Greg (ill)
No book cover.
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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 (1 of 3)
Publisher Egmont Childrens, 2008
Topics / Australian Author /
Starke, Ruth & Holfeld, Greg (ill)
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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 (3 of 3)
Publisher Working Title Press, 2011
Topics / Australian Author /
Starke, Ruth & Holfeld, Greg (ill)
No book cover.
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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 (2 of 3)
Publisher Working Title Press, 2009
Starke, Ruth & Holfeld, Greg (ill)
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Liar and spy
Georges' having trouble with some boys at school, his dad lost his job and so his mum has started working all the time - and 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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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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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
Topics / Environment /
Stead, Rebecca
No book cover.
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Navigators: Ancient Greece
ISBN 9780753465790
Series Navigators series (16 books)
Publisher Kingfisher, 2011
Steele, Philip
No book cover.
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Navigators: Ancient Rome
ISBN 9780753462881
Series Navigators series (16 books)
Publisher Kingfisher, 2009
Steele, Philip
No book cover.
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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)
No book cover.
17268
Pasta detectives, The
Rico is unusual. His head gets mixed up but Rico is brilliant at noticing little things - like the strange goings-on in the next apartment block. When his new and only friend, the gifted, anxious Oscar is kidnapped, Rico gets a chance to put all his special skills to the test in a violent, dangerous adventure.
ISBN 9781906427276
Publisher Chicken House, 2010
Steinhofel, Andreas & Wells, Steve (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 - NEW SERIES 2015 (1 of 3)
Publisher Daydream Press, 2014
Topics / Australian Author /
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 - NEW SERIES 2015 (3 of 3)
Publisher Daydream Press, 2014
Topics / Australian Author /
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 - NEW SERIES 2015 (2 of 3)
Publisher Daydream Press, 2014
Topics / Australian Author /
Stelzer, Cameron
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Pie rat series - NEW SERIES 2015
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Series Pie rat series - NEW SERIES 2015 (3 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 - NEW SERIES 2015 (4 of 3)
Publisher Daydream Press, 2014
Topics / Australian Author /
Stelzer, Cameron
No book cover.
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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
Topics / Australian Author /
Stephens, Michael
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Mudlark
Jim Liddell is different from other thirteen year old boys, living in a world of imagination. He takes home the class pet, a mudlark called Mudlark. Its escape teaches Jim some lessons and helps him come to terms with his mother's death.
ISBN 9780207199806
Publisher HarperCollins Australia, 2003
Topics / Australian Author /
Stephens, Michael
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Last Anzacs: lest we forget, The
The personal stories of the last eighteen surviving veterans of the Gallipoli campaign. Almost ninety years after the commencement of World War I, we still support a march in honour of the ANZACs and respect their spirit.
ISBN 9781920731366
Publisher Intl Specialised Book Services, 2003
Stephens, Tony & Siewat, Steven
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Dr Jeckyll and Mr Hyde
In one of the four stories in this book of Stevenson's classic horror stories, the cursed Dr Jekyll finds himself transformed by a scientific experiment into the evil Mr Hyde.
ISBN 9780439295758
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2002
Stevenson, Robert Louis
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Kidnapped
When young David Balfour's father dies and leaves him in poverty, he tracks down his Uncle Ebenezer to seek his inheritance. But, his uncle is a mean, nasty man with a dark family secret. David finds himself in terrible danger when he is kidnapped and taken prisoner on board a ship bound for slavery.
ISBN 9780141326023
Publisher Penguin Books Ltd, UK, 2009
Stevenson, Robert Louis
No book cover.
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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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Muddle Earth
The Baron of Muddle Earth's only hope is an incompetent wizard, a boy, his dog, a cynical budgerigar, a not-very -big ogre and an intrepid silver teaspoon. Anything could happen in the land of pink, stinky hogs and exploding gas frogs.
ISBN 9780333947999
Publisher Pan MacMillan, 2003
Stewart, Paul & Riddell, Chris
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Barnaby Grimes series
Adventure and suspense mixed with touch of the supernatural. 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 Barnaby Grimes series (4 books)
Stewart, Paul & Riddell, Chris (ill)
No book cover.
4450
Barnaby Grimes: curse of the night wolf
Barnaby Grimes is a tick-tock lad, running errands in his city, day and night, and high-stacking around the rooftops in search of new mysteries to solve. In this first adventure, Barnaby is swept up in a world of crooked doctors, poor and ill-advised patients, strange tonics and very expensive furs.
ISBN 9780385611886
Series Barnaby Grimes series (1 of 4)
Publisher Doubleday, 2007
Stewart, Paul & Riddell, Chris (ill)
No book cover.
8352
Barnaby Grimes: legion of the dead
In Dickensian times, people were terrified of being buried alive, so they were left in their coffin with a wire, attached to a bell, tied to the little finger. Anyone still alive could wiggle their finger to summon help. One night, Barnaby takes a shortcut through a graveyard and is horrified to hear the tinkling of little bells.
ISBN 9780552556262
Series Barnaby Grimes series (3 of 4)
Publisher Corgi Books, 2009
Stewart, Paul & Riddell, Chris (ill)
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Barnaby Grimes: phantom of blood alley
Barnaby Grimes delivers letters and packages all over London. In the competitive world of early photography, the rewards are immense but so are the risks. After an experiment goes disastrously wrong, Barnaby finds himself on the trail of a mad chemist with a talent for disappearing into thin air.
ISBN 9780385611947
Series Barnaby Grimes series (4 of 4)
Publisher Doubleday, 2009
Stewart, Paul & Riddell, Chris (ill)
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Barnaby Grimes: return of emerald skull
After collecting a strange parcel from a deserted ship in the fog of the docks and delivering it to the local schoolmaster, Barnaby thinks he's earned a moment to sit on the rooftops and eat his favourite pasty. But, he soon realises that all is not well at the school.
ISBN 9780385751285
Series Barnaby Grimes series (2 of 4)
Publisher Doubleday, 2008
Stewart, Paul & Riddell, Chris (ill)
No book cover.
843
Beyond the deepwoods
Abandoned at birth in the perilous Deepwoods, Twig is brought up by woodtrolls. One night, Twig does what has never been done before, he strays from the path. He finds a nightmare world, but is driven on to discover his true identity.
ISBN 9780552545921
Series Edge chronicles, The (1 of 11)
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 1999
Stewart, Paul & Riddell, Chris (ill)
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Clash of the sky galleons
Quint is travelling with his father, Wind Jackal, on a mission to track down and bring to justice Turbot Smeal, the man who started the fire that killed their family. Wind Jackal is consumed by his desire to capture Smeal and his judgement is flawed. His actions endanger the lives of his crew and his son.
ISBN 9780385607216
Series Edge chronicles, The (9 of 11)
Publisher Doubleday, 2006
Stewart, Paul & Riddell, Chris (ill)
No book cover.
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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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Curse of the Gloamglozer, The
Quint is the son of a sky pirate captain. He arrives in Sanctaphrax at the request of Linius Pallitax, the Most High Academe, who needs an apprentice he can trust to carry out a series of important tasks. Just how important, Quint is about to find out as he and Linius's only daughter, Maris, are plunged into the midst of a terrifying adventure.
ISBN 9780552554251
Series Edge chronicles, The (4 of 11)
Publisher Doubleday, 2001
Stewart, Paul & Riddell, Chris (ill)
No book cover.
Edge chronicles, The
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Series Edge chronicles, The (11 books)
Stewart, Paul & Riddell, Chris (ill)
No book cover.
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)
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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)
No book cover.
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Freeglader
Fleeing from the ruins of New Undertown, Rook Barkwater and his colleagues, the librarian knights, must lead the escaping population to a new life in the Free Glades. But perils aplenty are ahead for the crowd, not to mention some goblins with plans of their own. A dramatic and exciting conclusion to the Rook Barkwater sequence.
ISBN 9780552554282
Series Edge chronicles, The (7 of 11)
Publisher Doubleday, 2004
Stewart, Paul & Riddell, Chris (ill)
No book cover.
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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)
No book cover.
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Immortals, The
Nate Quarter, a young, lowly lamplighter in the phraxmines of the Eastern Woods, is propelled on an epic journey of self-discovery that encompasses tournaments, battles, revolutions and a final encounter with the Immortals themselves. The final tale in the Edge Chronicles series.
ISBN 9780385607223
Series Edge chronicles, The (10 of 11)
Publisher Doubleday, 2009
Stewart, Paul & Riddell, Chris (ill)
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Last of the sky pirates, The
Fifty years after the floating city of Sanctaphrax was swept away, the Edgeworld has changed for the worse. Cruel shrykes are in control and slave labour is endemic. When a young apprentice knight-academic, Rook, sets out on a perilous journey through the Deepwoods, he meets a mysterious stranger living with the banderbears and is propelled right into the middle of a dangerous adventure, challenging the dark might of the Guardians of the Night.
ISBN 9780552554268
Series Edge chronicles, The (5 of 11)
Publisher Doubleday, 2002
Stewart, Paul & Riddell, Chris (ill)
No book cover.
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Lost barkscrolls, The
A fantastic addition to the Edge Chronicles series. Four exciting tales include well-known characters from the Edgeworld.
ISBN 9780552555999
Series Edge chronicles, The (11 of 11)
Publisher Corgi Books, 2008
Stewart, Paul & Riddell, Chris (ill)
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Midnight over Sanctaphrax
Twig, the young sky pirate captain who had dared to sail over the Edge, returned with his memory shattered and his crew flung far and wide. But, to recover his memory and take action, Twig must first find his lost crew. This means a dangerous journey back into the Deepwoods and beyond.
ISBN 9780552554244
Series Edge chronicles, The (3 of 11)
Publisher Doubleday, 2000
Stewart, Paul & Riddell, Chris (ill)
No book cover.
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Stormchaser
Since his childhood in the Deepwoods, young Twig has always longed to soar above the forest canopy and explore the sky. Now a lowly crew-member on his father's sky pirate ship, the Stormchaser, his dream seems fulfilled. But, a much higher destiny awaits Twig as plots and treacheries bring the lofty city of Sanctaphrax to the point of disaster.
ISBN 9780552554237
Series Edge chronicles, The (2 of 11)
Publisher Doubleday, 1999
Stewart, Paul & Riddell, Chris (ill)
No book cover.
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Vox
High in the crumbling Palace of Statues, oily Vox Verlix, nominally the Most High Academe but no more than a prisoner in reality, is brewing a terrible plot to destroy the goblins and the shrykes at a stroke, leaving him free to take over once again. Rook Barkwater, a knight, stumbles upon the truth when he is taken captive and forced to work for Vox.
ISBN 9780552554275
Series Edge chronicles, The (6 of 11)
Publisher Doubleday, 2003
Stewart, Paul & Riddell, Chris (ill)
No book cover.
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Winter knights, The
In the great floating city of Sanctaphrax, blizzards howl through the streets as the Edgeworld descends into endless winter. Quint, the son of a sky pirate, has just begun his flying training. But, when Quint breaks the rules and heads out to Open Sky on his own, he runs into the great sky leviathan known as a cloud-eater, and catastrophe is about to strike the Edgeworld.
ISBN 9780385607209
Series Edge chronicles, The (8 of 11)
Publisher Doubleday, 2005
Stewart, Paul & Riddell, Chris (ill)
No book cover.
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Darwin's tortoise
Harriet, a giant Galapagos Island tortoise, is looked after and observed by Charles Darwin in his development of his daring theory of evolution and his book, the Origin of the Species. Cleverly written from Harriet's perspective.
ISBN 9781863953733
Publisher Black Inc, 2005
Topics / Australian Author /
Stewart, Robin
No book cover.
76640
Moon: Apollo 11 and beyond
The Moon is the only natural satellite of the Earth and, since prehistoric times, it has been an object of fascination. Even after man has walked on the moon, it has retained its romantic appeal. The fortieth anniversary of the Moon landing provides an opportunity to look at that historic journey and to view the Moon from historic, scientific, artistic, literary and musical angles.
ISBN 9780199116911
Publisher Oxford University Press, 2009
Stewart, Ross
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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 (2 of 3)
Publisher Chicken House, 2010
Stewart, Trenton Lee
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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 (3 of 3)
Publisher Chicken House, 2011
Stewart, Trenton Lee
No book cover.
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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 (1 of 3)
Publisher Chicken House, 2009
Stewart, Trenton Lee
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The Mysterious Benedict Society
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 (3 books)
Stewart, Trenton Lee
No book cover.
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Becoming Buddha: the story of Siddhartha
Find out how Prince Siddhartha grew in knowledge and enlightenment to become Buddha, one of the greatest religious influences on the world.
ISBN 9780734407726
Publisher Thomas C Lothian Pty Ltd, 2005
Stewart, Whitney & Rippin, Sally (ill)
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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)
No book cover.
40086
Shiver
Sam and Grace come together one Autumn having loved each other for years at a distance. Now they must fight to keep each other as Sam is drawn back to being a wolf.
ISBN 9780545123266
Publisher Scholastic US, 2009
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
Topics / Australian Author /
Stiller, Laurie
No book cover.
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Bee-man of Orn, The
The Bee-man is happy with his lot until he learns from a Junior Sorcerer that he was once something else and has been transformed. But what was he? The Bee-man sets out on a quest to discover the answer.
ISBN 9781844285068
Publisher Walker Books, 2004
Stockton, Frank R & Lynch, P J (ill)
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Dracula
Jonathan Harker is travelling to Castle Dracula to see the Transylvanian noble, Count Dracula. The locals beg him not to go because, on the eve of St George's Day when the clock strikes midnight, all the evil things in the world will come out. But, Jonathan goes to the Castle and his nightmare begins. An abridged retelling of the classic story with striking, coloured illustrations and detailed, historical background information.
ISBN 9780751370706
Publisher Dorling Kindersley, 1997
Stoker, Bram & Humphries, Tudor (ill)
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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
No book cover.
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Crane
Five brothers were taught a different animal style of Kung-fu by the Grandmaster and each one uses it throughout their adventures. This is Hok's story, one of the brothers, who travels alone to the Shaolin temple where a secret is finally revealed to all.
ISBN 9780340902332
Series Five ancestors series (4 of 7)
Publisher Hodder Children's Books (UK), 2007
Stone, Jeff
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Dragon
Long, the dragon-style warrior, saw his temple burned, his brothers killed, and his siblings fleeing to the four winds. Now the five young warriors have reunited with Ying, the redeemed renegade who put all of these events in motion, and ShaoShu, the mousy street thief, to prevent the wily mantis Tonglong from taking over China.
ISBN 9780375830792
Series Five ancestors series (7 of 7)
Publisher Hodder Children's Books (Australia), 2011
Stone, Jeff
No book cover.
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Eagle
For years Ying has been using his dragon style kung fu to gain vengeance over those who he feels have wronged him. The problem is that his whole life has been shrouded in mystery, even he does not know the truth behind his heritage.
ISBN 9780340902349
Series Five ancestors series (7 books)
Publisher Hodder Children's Books (Australia), 2008
Stone, Jeff
No book cover.
Five ancestors 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 Five ancestors series (7 books)
Stone, Jeff
No book cover.
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Mantis
Little street urchin ShaoShu has always wanted to belong. His small size makes him an easy target. This little 'mouse' always needs to find a place to hide. When he is befriended by Hok and Ying, he thinks he has found a new family, and eagerly tags along as they continue on their travels, not knowing that his new friends are the most wanted criminals in China.
ISBN 9780340902356
Series Five ancestors series (6 of 7)
Publisher Hodder Children's Books (Australia), 2010
Stone, Jeff
No book cover.
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Monkey
Maloa is a young monk trained in Monkey style Kung Fu. Maloa loves joking around but now finds himself all alone in the woods and being hunted by hostile soldiers. Suddenly, his life is not as much fun as it used to be.
ISBN 9780340902318
Series Five ancestors series (2 of 7)
Publisher Hodder Children's Books (Australia), 2005
Stone, Jeff
No book cover.
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Snake
Five brothers were taught a different animal style of Kung-fu by the Grandmaster and each one uses it throughout their adventures. One brother, Seh, is a snake-style master and a keeper of secrets who uses his attuned senses to collect information.
ISBN 9780375830754
Series Five ancestors series (3 of 7)
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2006
Stone, Jeff
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Tiger
The ancient Canzghen Temple is destroyed, its secret scrolls stolen and all the warrior monks are dead except for the five youngest. Tiger is one monk who was trained in violence, in tiger-style Kung Fu. He works to reclaim the secret dragon scroll.
ISBN 9780340902301
Series Five ancestors series (1 of 7)
Publisher Hodder Children's Books (Australia), 2005
Stone, Jeff
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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
Topics / Australian Author /
Storer, Jen
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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 3)
Publisher ABC Books, 2012
Topics / Australian Author /
Storer, Jen & Robertson, Claire (ill)
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Truly Tan series
Any two books from this series may be read as Challenge books and up to five more can be read as personal choice books. Go to the online booklists for the PRC ID of the individual books in this series.
Series Truly Tan series (3 books)
Storer, Jen & Robertson, Claire (ill)
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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. Will she use her spy skills to enter it at her own risk.
ISBN 9780733331220
Series Truly Tan series (2 of 3)
Publisher ABC Books, 2013
Topics / Australian Author /
Storer, Jen & Robertson, Claire (ill)
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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 3)
Publisher ABC Books, 2013
Topics / Australian Author /
Storer, Jen & Robertson, Claire (ill)
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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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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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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
Topics / Australian Author /
Stow, Randolph
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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.
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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
Stoyles, Pennie & Mulvany, Christine
No book cover.
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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
Stoyles, Pennie & Mulvany, Christine
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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
Stoyles, Pennie & Mulvany, Christine
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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
Stoyles, Pennie & Mulvany, Christine
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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
Stoyles, Pennie & Mulvany, Christine
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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
Stoyles, Pennie & Mulvany, Christine
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A-Z of Inventions and Inventors
Any two books from this series may be read as Challenge books and up to five more can be read as personal choice books. Go to the online booklists for the PRC ID of the individual books in this series.
Series A-Z of Inventions and Inventors (6 books)
Stoyles, Pennie & Pentland, Peter
No book cover.
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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 (1 of 6)
Publisher MacMillan, 2006
Stoyles, Pennie & Pentland, Peter
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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 (2 of 6)
Publisher MacMillan, 2006
Stoyles, Pennie & Pentland, Peter
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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 (3 of 6)
Publisher MacMillan, 2006
Stoyles, Pennie & Pentland, Peter
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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 (4 of 6)
Publisher MacMillan, 2006
Stoyles, Pennie & Pentland, Peter
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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 (5 of 6)
Publisher MacMillan, 2006
Stoyles, Pennie & Pentland, Peter
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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 (6 of 6)
Publisher MacMillan, 2006
Stoyles, Pennie & Pentland, Peter
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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
Topics / Environment /
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
Topics / Environment /
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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Amulet of Samarkand, The
The magicians rule London, not altogether harmoniously. One magician's plot to take power, the hint of a resistance movement and a young apprentice magician's first magical exploits have this book moving at a fast pace.
ISBN 9780552550291
Series Bartimaeus trilogy, The (1 of 3)
Publisher Corgi Books, 2004
Stroud, Jonathan
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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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Bartimaeus trilogy, The
A fantasy series told from the viewpoint of three characters. 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 Bartimaeus trilogy, The (3 books)
Stroud, Jonathan
No book cover.
5636
Golem's eye, The
Two years on Nathaniel is fourteen and has a responsible position in Whitehall. He is very pleased with his progress until he has to track down the perpetuators of a series of violent occurrences in London. They are widely believed to be the work of members of the mysterious Resistance who are working to remove the magicians from government. However, Nathaniel isn't so sure and he needs Bartimaeus's help.
ISBN 9780552550277
Series Bartimaeus trilogy, The (2 of 3)
Publisher Corgi Books, 2005
Stroud, Jonathan
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Ptolemy's gate
London is teetering on a knife-edge, with strikes, riots and general unrest. The Prime Minister is largely controlled by two advisors, seventeen year old Nathaniel and the theatrical impresario, Quentin Makepeace. Meanwhile, living under a false identity, Kitty has been researching djinn; believing that the only way to destroy the magicians is for an alliance between djinn and ordinary people.
ISBN 9780385608688
Series Bartimaeus trilogy, The (3 of 3)
Publisher Random House Children's Books, 2005
Stroud, Jonathan
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Ring of Solomon: a Bartimaeus novel, The
This prequel to the Bartimaeus trilogy sees the return of the sarcastic, chatty and mischievous djinni. Now, Bartimaeus is in Jerusalem and the court of King Solomon in 950s BC. The great Bartimaeus may have finally met his match. He'll have to contend with an unpleasant master and his sinister servant, and he runs into a fair bit of bother with King Solomon's magic ring.
ISBN 9780385619165
Publisher Doubleday, 2010
Stroud, Jonathan
No book cover.
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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
Topics / Australian Author /
Sullivan, Bryan & French, Jackie & Gordon, Gus (ill)
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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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My Australian story: refugee, the diary of Ali Ismail, Woomera, 2001-2002
The Taliban in Afghanistan are seeking out young boys to become fighters. Fourteen year old Ali is smuggled out on a small boat. After a gruelling journey, Ali is rescued and transferred to Woomera Detention Centre in the Australian desert.
ISBN 9781865049199
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2006
Topics / Australian Author /
Sunderland, Alan
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Octavius O'Malley and the missing mouse
The greatest detective rat of all, Octavius O'Malley, is back. But, this time, it's personal. When Patrick the Magnificent goes missing after picking the lock at the First Rodent Bank, Chief O'Malley sets out to find him. It isn't long before the trail leads to Kurt Remarque, poisoner and disgraced businessrat, the most evil rat ever to stalk the streets of Rodent City.
ISBN 9780207200496
Series Octavius O'Malley series (2 of 3)
Publisher HarperCollins Australia, 2007
Topics / Australian Author /
Sunderland, Alan & Redlich, Ben (ill)
No book cover.
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Octavius O'Malley and the mystery of the criminal cats
It started with some missing cobblestones and a bump on the head of one of Rodent City's young police rats. But, this time, it's not the mice who are to blame. Even botching the investigation and losing his job can't stop Rodent City's finest detective from pursuing the case.
ISBN 9780207200502
Series Octavius O'Malley series (3 of 3)
Publisher Angus & Robertson (HarperCollins), 2008
Topics / Australian Author /
Sunderland, Alan & Redlich, Ben (ill)
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Octavius O'Malley and the mystery of the exploding cheese
Someone has just blown up the biggest cheese factory in town and Detective Inspector Octavius O'Malley of the Rodent Police is on the case.
ISBN 9780207200489
Series Octavius O'Malley series (1 of 3)
Publisher Angus & Robertson (HarperCollins), 2006
Topics / Australian Author /
Sunderland, Alan & Redlich, Ben (ill)
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Octavius O'Malley series
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Series Octavius O'Malley series (3 books)
Sunderland, Alan & Redlich, Ben (ill)
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Revognase, The
Life in the city of Quentaris is never dull. Down in the caves, where rifts lead to magical other worlds, monsters are stirring. The city's two feuding families, the Blues and the Greens, have just held a battle in the market. There has been a duel between wizards and a burglary at the Order of Villains. And the Chief Soothsayer has just prophesied another disaster.
ISBN 9780734404954
Series Quentaris chronicles (21 of 29)
Publisher Thomas C Lothian Pty Ltd, 2003
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Sussex, Lucy
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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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Eagle of the Ninth
A young officer in Roman Britain sets off to discover what happened to the Ninth Legion, a legion that disappeared in the mists.
ISBN 9780192750457
Publisher Oxford University Press, 2000
Sutcliff, Rosemary
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Sword and the circle, The
The beautifully written retelling of the legend of King Arthur and his knights of the round table.
ISBN 9780140371499
Publisher Puffin UK, 1994
Sutcliff, Rosemary
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Wanderings of Odysseus, The
Homer's magnificent epic poem, 'The Odyssey', brought to vivid life in an enthralling traveller's tale of the greatest voyage ever, with a spectacular cast of men, magicians and monsters.
ISBN 9780711208629
Publisher Frances Lincoln, 1995
Sutcliff, Rosemary
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Warrior Scarlet
In Bronze Age Britain, Drem must overcome his disability in order to pass the tribe's test to become a warrior.
ISBN 9780374482442
Publisher Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1994
Sutcliff, Rosemary
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Without looking back
Louis and his siblings are abducted from Paris by their father and taken to England. They have to change their names and their looks. Louis and his siblings face a choice, either to stay with their Dad and take on new identities or return to Paris.
ISBN 9780552560009
Publisher Corgi Books, 2009
Suzuma, Tabitha
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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
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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
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Swan, Gerry
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Minnow, The
A girl called Tom, after a flood which has taken the lives of her family, lives with a man called Bill, whom she falls pregnant to. Many know her secret, including her grandmother and her good friend Jonah. Together they will ensure the safe arrival of the Minnow. Contains mature themes and some language in context.
ISBN 9781922182012
Publisher Text Publishing Co, 2014
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Sweeney, Diana
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Gulliver's travels
A country boy becomes a ship's doctor travelling to strange lands like Lilliput, the land of midgets. First published in 1726, captions explain historical facts to help modern readers. Also see, Jonathan Swift's Gulliver by Martin Jenkins, PRC ID 2055.
ISBN 9780751372458
Publisher Dorling Kindersley, 2000
Swift, Jonathan
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Shrapnel
Gordon is growing up in World War II London. His older brother, Raymond, leaves home and becomes involved in secretive war work, or so he leads Gordon to believe. When Gordon finds a revolver hidden in his parent's house, he decides to track his brother down. But finding Raymond leads to much more than Gordon had bargained for as Raymond lures him into danger.
ISBN 9780552559300
Publisher Corgi Books, 2009
Swindells, Robert
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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
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Sydney Youth Writing Competition
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Champion & other stories, The
Helen Sykes has combined a selection of stories by some of Australia's best-known authors.
ISBN 9781875695621
Publisher Phoenix Education, 2003
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Sykes, Helen (ed)
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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
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Syme, Marguerite Hann
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