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6087
Mapmaker chronicles, The: Breath of the dragon
Quinn, Ash, Zain and the crew of the Libertas are racing against the clock to get back to Verdania before the King's deadline. Quinn is trying to complete the first map of the whole world, while Zain must bring back enough treasure to satisfy the King. And, they're trying to win the race to the end of the world while enemies are trying to stop them from getting back at all.
ISBN 9780734415813
Series The Mapmaker Chronicles series (3 of 3)
Publisher Lothian Books, 2015
Tait, A L
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Mapmaker chronicles, The: Prisoner of the Black Hawk
Farm boy turned reluctant adventurer, Quinn, continues his voyage into the unknown, as the race to map the world continues. When the Libertas docks in an exotic jungle port, Quinn is captured by the ruthless Gelynion explorer, Juan Forden. On board Forden's ship, the Black Hawk, Quinn struggles to outwit his captors, makes new enemies and unexpected allies, and encounters bloodthirsty pirates.
ISBN 9780734415790
Series The Mapmaker Chronicles series (2 of 3)
Publisher Lothian Books, 2015
Tait, A L
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Mapmaker chronicles, The: Race to the end of the world
The King wants a map of the world. But, everyone knows that if you sail too far in either direction, you would fall off the edge into the jaws of a fire-breathing dragon. With reluctant adventurers, a ship captained by a slave and a mysterious sea monster, Quinn has a fight on his hands just to survive.
ISBN 9780734415776
Series The Mapmaker Chronicles series (1 of 3)
Publisher Lothian Books, 2014
Tait, A L
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The Mapmaker Chronicles series
Any two titles read from this series can be included as official Challenge books; up to five more titles can be included as your personal choice books. To see the individual book titles and their PRC ID numbers, go to the Series lists on the Booklists page, on the website. Or, you can search for a series name or the individual titles by using the Search function on the top left hand corner of the screen.
Series The Mapmaker Chronicles series (3 books)
Tait, A L
No book cover.
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New South Wales
Dip into fascinating facts all about New South Wales. Did you know that there are about 100 plants and animals in NSW that are endangered or that people from over 220 countries live in NSW? Read these and many more interesting facts about NSW in this fascinating book.
ISBN 9780994624710
Publisher Redback Publishing, 2017
Tan, Linsie
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Arrival, The
The Arrival gives us great insight into the process of leaving your homeland and trying to find a new place in the world. The journey can be frightening, inspiring and emotional for all displaced persons. Many stories are told through Tan's illustrations.
ISBN 9780734406941
Publisher Hachette Children's Books, 2006
Tan, Shaun
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Lost thing, The
An allegory of responsibility, conformity and courageous social isolation told with humour.
ISBN 9780734403889
Publisher Thomas C Lothian Pty Ltd, 2001
Tan, Shaun
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Red tree, The
Stunning artwork and minimal text tell the story of a young girl drifting through landscapes which reflect feelings of sorrow and helplessness, until she comes across a sign of hope. Deeply thoughtful.
ISBN 9780734401724
Publisher Thomas C Lothian Pty Ltd, 2001
Tan, Shaun
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Rules of summer
A summer in the lives of two boys. Each spread tells of an event and the lesson learned. By turns, these events become darker and more sinister as the boys push their games further and further.
ISBN 9781444908893
Publisher Hachette Children's Books, 2013
Tan, Shaun
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Tales from outer suburbia
A beautifully illustrated and innovative book, full of fanciful whimsy that takes us to a place where we might think about ourselves and our society.
ISBN 9781741149173
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2008
Tan, Shaun
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Singing bones, The
Seventy five fairy tales by the Brothers Grimm are wonderfully evoked by Shaun Tan's extraordinary sculptural works. Wicked stepsisters, greedy kings, honourable peasants, ruthless witches, and tales of love, betrayal and magical transformation provide the inspiration for the stunning sculptural works.
ISBN 9781760111038
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2015
Tan, Shaun & Pullman, Philip (foreword) & Zipes, Jack (intro)
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Loving Richard Feynman
Richard Feynman was a Nobel Prize-winning physicist. Catherine is a science-loving, fifteen year old, just trying to survive school. When Catherine's father gives her a photo of the gifted scientist, she develops a crush on him. Eventually, Catherine has to deal with betrayal by both her father and her idol. Some teenage drinking and strong language, used in context. Usually read by students in Years 9, 10 and above.
ISBN 9780702237256
Publisher University of Queensland Press, 2009
Tangey, Penny
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Stay well soon
Stevie has a lot of dreams - more friends at school, better drawing pencils and a pony. When her brother becomes sick, her world is filled with trips to the hospital, where she becomes friends with Lara, an older girl who has cancer.
ISBN 9780702249945
Publisher University of Queensland Press, 2013
Tangey, Penny
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City of lies
The Keeper Trilogy - Book 2. Goldie Roth is a trained thief and a skilled liar. She's supposed to be one of the Keepers of the mysterious Museum of Dunt but she will not leave her sick parents. But, when Toadspit's sister is stolen, he and Goldie follow the child-stealers. She discovers some dangerous secrets that the child-stealers will kill to protect. Goldie needs all her skills as a thief and a liar if she is to survive and save her friends.
ISBN 9781742379999
Series The Keepers trilogy series (2 of 3)
Publisher Delacorte Press, 2011
Tanner, Lian
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Fetcher's song
Gwin is a Fetcher. With her Papa and blind twin brother, she travels the countryside, bringing joy, through song, acrobatics and story, to the downtrodden people. But, since her mama died, it's been hard to keep the joy alive. Fetchers have always been hunted by the Devouts for preserving the old ways. When the devious Brother Poosk captures her papa, Gwin must do her utmost to rescue him, whatever the cost.
ISBN 9781743319420
Series The Hidden series (3 of 3)
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2016
Tanner, Lian
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Ice breaker
Circling the Antarctic is an ancient ship with a divided crew, an orphaned girl living amongst rats and a boy discovered on an iceberg, all guarding their own secrets.
ISBN 9781743314340
Series The Hidden series (1 of 3)
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2013
Tanner, Lian
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Museum of thieves, The
The Keepers Trilogy - Book 1. In the city of Jewel, children are literally chained to their parents or teachers until the Day of Separation. Impatience is a sin and boldness is a crime. Goldie Roth is both impatient and bold. When she escapes the clutches of the Blessed Guardians to find haven at the Museum of Dunt, an unforgettable adventure begins that will unlock hidden mysteries, dark secrets and awaken dangerous enemies.
ISBN 9781742376561
Series The Keepers trilogy series (1 of 3)
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2011
Tanner, Lian
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Path of beasts
When Goldie, Toadspit and Bonnie steal into Jewel in the middle of the night they find their city under the heel of the Fugleman, and the streets controlled by the Blessed Guardians and an army of ruthless mercenaries. The Museum itself is seething with danger, and only the older Keepers prevent it from spilling out into the city. Goldie, Toadspit and Bonnie must use all their clever tricks and hard-won bravery to undermine the Fugleman's brutal regime before he rounds up the children of Jewel and sells them into slavery. The thrilling conclusion to the Keepers trilogy.
ISBN 9781742371979
Series The Keepers trilogy series (3 of 3)
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2012
Tanner, Lian
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Sunker's deep
Sequel to Ice breaker. Sharkey was born and bred in submarines and has become a hero amongst his community. Tragedy strikes and he must decide how to proceed, does he and his fellow Sunkers help the Ice Breakers and work together to beat the Devouts.
ISBN 9781743435427
Series The Hidden series (2 of 3)
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2014
Tanner, Lian
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The Hidden series
Any two titles read from this series can be included as official Challenge books; up to five more titles can be included as your personal choice books. To see the individual book titles and their PRC ID numbers, go to the Series lists on the Booklists page, on the website. Or, you can search for a series name or the individual titles by using the Search function on the top left hand corner of the screen.
Series The Hidden series (3 books)
Tanner, Lian
No book cover.
The Keepers trilogy series
Any two titles read from this series can be included as official Challenge books; up to five more titles can be included as your personal choice books. To see the individual book titles and their PRC ID numbers, go to the Series lists on the Booklists page on the website. Or, you can search for a series name or the individual titles by using the Search function on the top left hand corner of the screen.
Series The Keepers trilogy series (3 books)
Tanner, Lian
No book cover.
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Aliens, ghosts and vanishings: strange and possibly true Australian stories
Have you heard these most bizarre tales from around Australia? Did a UFO drag a family's car off the road in the middle of the outback? How did rocks rain from the sky in WA? And what became of the prime minister who went into the surf and was never seen again? Explore the strangest tales, most incredible encounters and creepiest urban legends in Australia's history. Read about the investigations and weigh up the facts, do you believe the official explanations for these weird and wonderful events?
ISBN 9781925324969
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2016
Tarakson, Stella & Morden, Richard (ill)
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All stars 2: Bree, centre
Bree is being noticed, but not in a good way. Bree wonders why all the girls who think they are good are giving her a hard time.
ISBN 9781876372743
Series All stars netball series (2 of 8)
Publisher Black Dog Books, 2005
Tayleur, Karen
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All stars 7: Mel goal attack
People have been telling Mel what to do her whole life and now that she has a choice, she doesn't know if she can do it.
ISBN 9780876372791
Series All stars netball series (7 of 8)
Publisher Black Dog Books, 2006
Tayleur, Karen
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Hostage
The thing I remember is that the chemist floor had a large, black scuff near the counter. I don't remember the knife. I remember something cold on my neck, which could have been a knife, or it could just have been his long, cold fingers. But it was the scuff I remember best. Adult themes require a mature reader. Usually read by students in Years 9, 10 and above.
ISBN 9781742031026
Publisher Black Dog Books, 2009
Tayleur, Karen
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Liar: the true story of David Mortimore Baxter
David's exaggerations become lies that result in some complicated situations with his teacher and classmates. He almost learns his lesson.
ISBN 9781921167737
Publisher Black Dog Books, 2007
Tayleur, Karen
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Our stories: Australian flags and emblems
The story of Australia is told by the flags and the emblems we see around us. They display our past, our cultural heritage, our national treasures and the amazing diversity of each state. Find out about our rich history and what we value.
ISBN 9781742031095
Publisher Black Dog Books, 2013
Tayleur, Karen
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Short and scary
A range of authors and illustrators, both well known or not, present stories, poems and illustrations on the huge range of things which scare them, from freaky fairies to technology taking over.
ISBN 9781742031330
Publisher Black Dog Books, 2010
Tayleur, Karen (ed)
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Navigators: Planet Earth
Find out about Planet Earth, the planet we call home. Discover the forces that made it, its environments, weather, landscapes, resources, and the impact humans continue to have on its fragile processes.
ISBN 9780753467459
Series Navigators series (16 books)
Publisher Kingfisher, 2012
Taylor, Barbara
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Survival: life in earth's toughest habitats
Presented in a magazine style, this book provides excellent information about, and photographs of, animals who survive in various difficult habitats around the world.
ISBN 9780751339222
Publisher Dorling Kindersley, 2002
Taylor, Barbara & Few, Roger (cons)
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Roll of thunder, hear my cry
Being a coloured girl in America's South during the 1930s, teaches Cassie much about prejudice and hatred.
ISBN 9780140371741
Publisher Puffin UK, 1994
Taylor, Mildred D
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31 ways to change the world
An entertaining, colourful book containing scrapbook style images, illustrations and bits of information you would normally not even think about. We are reminded that change happens when we work together to make small changes. A great book to encourage children to get involved and make a difference.
ISBN 9781406327809
Publisher Walker Books, 2010
Taylor, Tanis
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Cay, The
A classic story of race relations, shipwrecks and survival when a young boy and an older man find themselves stranded on an isolated cay in the middle of the ocean.
ISBN 9780140366204
Publisher Puffin Australia, 1995
Taylor, Theodore
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Sisters
Raina can't wait to be a big sister. But, once Amara is born, things aren't quite what she expected. Amara is cute but she's also a cranky baby, who mostly prefers to play by herself. Over the years, their relationship doesn't improve much. When a baby brother enters the picture and something doesn't seem right between their parents, Raina and Amara realise they must work out how to get along. They are sisters, after all.
ISBN 9780545540605
Publisher Graphix, 2014
Topics / Graphic novels /
Telgemeier, Raina
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Smile
Raina just wants to be a normal sixth grader. But, one night after Girl Scouts, she trips and falls, severely injuring her front teeth. What follows is a long and frustrating journey with on-again, off-again braces, surgery and embarrassing headgear. And, on top of all that, there's a major earthquake, boy confusion and friends who turn out to be not so friendly. A graphic novel.
ISBN 9780545132060
Publisher Graphix, 2010
Topics / Graphic novels /
Telgemeier, Raina
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Drama
Callie loves theatre. But, she can't really sing. Instead, she's the set designer for the drama department's stage crew and, this year, she's determined to create a set worthy of Broadway, on a school budget. But, Callie will need to learn about carpentry, try and sell tickets and help the crew work well together. But, once the actors are chosen, the offstage dramas don't help, and the two cute brothers who enter the picture just make things crazier. Graphic novel.
ISBN 9780545326995
Publisher Graphix, 2012
Topics / Graphic novels /
Telgemeier, Rania
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Lady of Shalott, The
This poem inspired many great writers and artists.
ISBN 9780192723710
Publisher Oxford University Press, 1999
Tennyson, Alfred Lord
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Away from home
Stefan's passion is football, so he's thrilled to be attending The Academy. He has one small problem though, he can barely speak a word of English. Will the language barrier affect his game?
ISBN 9781405251648
Series David Beckham Academy series, The (4 books)
Publisher Egmont Childrens,
The David Beckham Academy staff
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Bossy boots
Arrogant Tom is used to getting his own way, on and off the pitch. So, when he has to turn to his talented rival, Kate, for help to win a game, he learns an important lesson about pride.
ISBN 9781405245272
Series David Beckham Academy series, The (4 books)
Publisher Egmont Childrens, 2009
The David Beckham Academy staff
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Captain incredible
Gentle giant Dan never puts a foot wrong in defence. But when his skipper is sent off, will Dan be brave enough to put on the captain's armband?
ISBN 9781405251655
Series David Beckham Academy series, The (4 books)
Publisher Egmont Childrens, 2010
The David Beckham Academy staff
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David Beckham Academy series, The
Stories about boys hoping to be soccer professionals. 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 David Beckham Academy series, The (4 books)
The David Beckham Academy staff
No book cover.
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Le football
When it comes to soccer tactics, Luke finds it difficult to see any other point of view but his own. But, when he's forced to team up with a rival, he learns that compromise can sometimes lead to success.
ISBN 9781405245258
Series David Beckham Academy series, The (4 books)
Publisher Egmont Childrens, 2009
The David Beckham Academy staff
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Save the day
Charlie, the goalie, believes his lucky gloves are the secret of his success and that he will not be able to win the tournament without them. He must overcome his superstition to help his team win or be responsible for them losing.
ISBN 9781405245265
Series David Beckham Academy series, The (4 books)
Publisher Egmont Childrens, 2009
The David Beckham Academy staff
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Twin trouble
When twins, James and Adam, visit The David Beckham Academy, all the focus seems to be on the talented James. But, when Adam gets a confidence boost, the Academy staff begins to notice and his twin and their dad are forced to see that their ideas about Adam weren't right.
ISBN 9781405245241
Series David Beckham Academy series, The (4 books)
Publisher Egmont Childrens, 2009
The David Beckham Academy staff
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When words take flight
A collection of short stories by the 2012 finalists of The Sydney Morning Herald Young Writer competition.
ISBN 9781743350492
Publisher D Publishing, 2012
The Sydney Morning Herald Young Writer competition
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Wipe out
Billy's mother, champion surfer, Kitten Brown, has died and he has to spend time with his Aunty Mary who he barely knows. He is very surprised to find he can make a difference to Mary's life.
ISBN 9780007142767
Publisher HarperCollins Australia, 2003
Thebo, Mimi
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Blue fin
Snook joins his father on a tuna fishing expedition and disaster strikes.
ISBN 9780734401311
Publisher Thomas C Lothian Pty Ltd, 2000
Thiele, Colin
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Poems in my luggage
Includes a wide variety of Australian poems - humorous, reflective, serious and wise.
ISBN 9780140342796
Publisher Puffin Australia, 1989
Thiele, Colin
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Storm boy
Storm Boy has a fascinating life along the seashore with his friend, Hideaway, and the pelican, Mr Percival.
ISBN 9781864367669
Publisher New Holland Australia, 2002
Thiele, Colin
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Swan song
Mitch Bird, the son of a wildlife ranger, rescues and raises two pelican chicks and hatches a black swan from its abandoned nest. It is a struggle for Mitch to reproduce the natural environment for two pelicans and a black swan.
ISBN 9780734403254
Publisher Thomas C Lothian Pty Ltd, 2002
Thiele, Colin
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Twilight ghost, The
Robby has moved from the city to a small town where there is a dilapidated house rumoured to have ghosts. If one of them is seen, disaster soon follows. Robby doesn't really believe until a couple of incidents shake his certainty.
ISBN 9780762426522
Publisher Running Press Kids, 2006
Thiele, Colin
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Pannikin & Pinta
The pelicans at Lake Eyre leave for the coast when the lake dries up. Pannikin and mother, Pinta, leave a little too late with the other members of the family.
ISBN 9780734403605
Publisher Thomas C Lothian Pty Ltd, 2001
Thiele, Colin & Gouldthorpe, Peter
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Magpie Island
The story of a magpie raised on the Eyre Peninsula that becomes stranded on an island. Humans intervene to help him have a happy life.
ISBN 9781863020633
Publisher New Holland Australia, 1990
Thiele, Colin & Haldane, Roger (ill)
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Pinquo
The emotional story of Pinquo, a fairy penguin, who lives in a penguin colony in South Australia.
ISBN 9781863025324
Publisher New Holland Australia, 1992
Thiele, Colin & Milton, Mary (ill)
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Because you'll never meet me
There are truths you can only tell a stranger, and this friendship is the strangest. Ollie and Moritz are best friends, but they can never meet, because if they ever did, one of them will most certainly die. As recluses from society, they develop a fierce bond through letters that become a lifeline. But when Moritz reveals the key to their shared, disturbing past, their friendship faces a test neither one of them expected.
ISBN 9781408862629
Publisher Bloomsbury, 2015
Thomas, Leah
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Nowhere near you
Ollie causes massive power outages when he comes into contact with electricity. Moritz has an electric heart that keeps him alive. They are best friends, though they can never meet. But no matter how far apart these pen pals are, their letters keep them close. As Ollie and Moritz start to brave the outside world, they meet other teenagers living lives almost as unusual as their own. But before they can feel any real sense of belonging, a new danger threatens to destroy all the progress they've made. Can these teens find their place in a world that might never understand them?
ISBN 9781408885376
Publisher Bloomsbury, 2017
Thomas, Leah
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Barry
Barry has awesome powers, which he releases from the back of the couch where he is stuck, to save the Earth from falling apart.
ISBN 9781864718836
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2011
Thompson, Colin
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Big little book of happy sadness, The
One Friday, George visits the animal shelter and, in the very last cage, he sees Jeremy, a sad dog who looks as lonely and lost as George feels.
ISBN 9781741662573
Publisher Random House Children's Books, 2008
Thompson, Colin
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Castles
A totally creative picture book which will fascinate children. Thompson's imaginary castles will provide endless hours of enjoyment for the readers as they move from page to page.
ISBN 9780099439424
Publisher Red Fox, 2007
Thompson, Colin
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Dragons, The: Camelot
Arthur is an unpleasant, indulged prince, growing up in luxury on the isle of Camelot. Meanwhile, Romeo Crick, a boy of the same age, is living in vastly different circumstances and destined to become an unexpected hero.
ISBN 9781741663815
Series The Dragons series (3 books)
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2009
Thompson, Colin
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Dragons, The: Excalibur
The Dark Ages are over and the wonderful Days of Yore have begun. Everyone is looking forward to a magnificent coronation of the new King Arthur. But, there is a rebellion in the land. Brat, the old false king, and Bloat, a teenage dragon, have vowed to overthrow King Arthur and bring back the Dark Ages. Morgan le Fey, Sir Lancelot and a thirsty vampire must try to save the day.
ISBN 9781741663822
Series The Dragons series (3 books)
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2010
Thompson, Colin
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Falling angels
Sally could fly before she could crawl, travelling across the world to visit beautiful remote areas. She longs to share this world with her grandmother.
ISBN 9781741664201
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2010
Thompson, Colin
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Floods family files, The
Fantastically cynical picture book exploring Flood's everyday life and family history. The more you know about traditional vampires, warlocks, literary monsters and B-grade horror movies, the more you will enjoy it. Be prepared to use your brain to solve the riddles and the dictionary to get all the jokes.
ISBN 9781864719420
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2009
Thompson, Colin
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Floods: better homes and gardens, The
After years on the run, the Floods are coming home to Transylvania Waters. And just in time too. Since Nerlin and Mordonna fled, things have gone from worse to much worse. King Quatorze has bled the country dry. He's even sold everyone's shoelaces. It's time for life with a lot less cabbage and a lot more chocolate. But, first, the Floods have to get rid of the old king.
ISBN 9781741662559
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2009
Thompson, Colin
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How to live forever
A boy in search of a missing book, lost over two hundred years ago, looks in a library that holds a complete collection of all the books ever published. The shelves come alive at night when the watchman has fallen asleep.
ISBN 9780099461814
Publisher Red Fox, 1998
Thompson, Colin
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Looking for Atlantis
A young boy mourning his dead grandfather, a seafaring adventurer, tries to find Atlantis.
ISBN 9780679885474
Publisher Dragonfly Publishing, 1997
Topics / Year 5 easy reads /
Thompson, Colin
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The Dragons series
Any two titles read from this series can be included as official Challenge books; up to five more titles can be included as your personal choice books. To see the individual book titles and their PRC ID numbers, go to the Series lists on the Booklists page, on the website. Or, you can search for a series name or the individual titles by using the Search function on the top left hand corner of the screen.
Series The Dragons series (3 books)
Thompson, Colin
No book cover.
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The Dragons: Mordred
Arthur has been crowned King and peace has come to Avalon. Life has never been more peaceful and, yet, so many people are planning rebellions. The Dragons are planning an uprising, King Arthur's revolting little cousin, Mordred, is planning an uprising and Brassica, the deposed fake King Arthur, is also planning an uprising. It's lucky that Merlin, who has more than two hands, has everything under control.
ISBN 9781741663839
Series The Dragons series (3 books)
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2011
Thompson, Colin
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Violin man, The
A lyrical tale of love, loss and music. An emotionally charged story and exquisite illustrations that beautifully portray the sadness of a bereaved father and the consolation he finds in solitude and in his musical gift.
ISBN 9780733614002
Publisher Hodder Children's Books (Australia), 2003
Thompson, Colin
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Norman and Brenda
Norman and Brenda lead separate, unfulfilled lives until finally their worlds converge and they discover true happiness, thanks to chance. Gentle humour, economy of words and complex visuals.
ISBN 9780734409560
Publisher Lothian Books, 2006
Thompson, Colin & Lissiat, Amy (ill)
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Short and incredibly happy life of Riley, The
Riley's life is short but happy as he revels in the moment and has no need of material possessions.
ISBN 9780734408068
Publisher Thomas C Lothian Pty Ltd, 2005
Thompson, Colin & Lissiat, Amy (ill)
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Staircase cat, The
Oskar's loyalty knows no bounds as he waits in an empty war-torn house, surrounded by ghosts, waiting for his family to return.
ISBN 9780733610059
Publisher Hodder Children's Books (Australia), 2000
Thompson, Colin & Pignataro Anna (ill)
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Great Montefiasco, The
The Great Montefiasco never gets anything right. When he meets `The Fabulous Betty' things still go wrong but sometimes two wrongs do make a right. Inspiration and hope for all the lonely people.
ISBN 9780734406149
Publisher Thomas C Lothian Pty Ltd, 2004
Thompson, Colin & Redlich, Ben (ill)
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Dust
Shows the reality and horror of children dying of starvation. Fourteen artists focus on different aspects of the suffering, deprivation and starkness of the life and death of a starving child. Proceeds go to 'Save the Children'.
ISBN 9780733320736
Publisher ABC Books, 2007
Thompson, Colin & various illustrators
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New policeman, The
Mystical fantasy tapping into Irish culture and music that deals with the interesting concept of time leaking from the real world into the fantasy world and the impact on both. A musical score ends each chapter.
ISBN 9780370328232
Publisher Random House Children's Books, 2005
Thompson, Kate
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Switchers
An Irish girl and her strange companion save the world from freak weather by using their ability to switch into animal forms.
ISBN 9780786813964
Publisher Apple, 1999
Thompson, Kate
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Shakespeare: the most famous man in London
London society supplied many inspirational ingredients for William Shakespeare, helping him become one of the greatest writers of the English language. Usually read by students in Years 9, 10 and above.
ISBN 9781742030708
Publisher Black Dog Books, 2009
Thompson, Tony
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How to catch a fish
Factual guide for people who fish. Contains images, diagrams and text boxes with descriptions and Information about different breeds.
ISBN 9781865046549
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2005
Thornton, J D
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Promising Azra
Azra is sixteen, smart and enthusiastic. When she wins a place in a national science competition, Azra thinks her biggest problem will be getting her parents' permission to go. But, she doesn't know that they're busy arranging her marriage to an older cousin she's never met, in Pakistan, in just three months time. Azra's dreams of finishing high school with her friends then studying science are suddenly overshadowed. Her dreams and ambitions do not include marriage.
ISBN 9781760113278
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2016
Thurloe, Helen
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Rebel
When she died and came back as a Reboot, Wren 178 thought she'd left her human side behind. Then, Callum 22 came along and changed everything. Now, they have both escaped the Human Advancement and Repopulation Corporation, ready to start a peaceful life. But, Micah 163, who runs the reservation, has darker plans to wipe out the humans. All of them. Some violence. Usually read by students in Years 9, 10 or above.
ISBN 9781743316702
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2014
Tintera, Amy
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Reboot
After she was shot dead, Wren Connolly came back to life in 178 minutes as a Reboot, stronger, faster, able to heal and less emotional. The longer Reboots are dead, the less human they are on return. Wren 178 is the deadliest Reboot around. Callum 22 is slow and pesky but he makes Wren feel alive. When ordered to eliminate Callum, Wren risks her life to save him. Some violence. Usually read by students in Years 9, 10 or above.
ISBN 9781743315507
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2013
Tintera, Amy
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Girls are best
For as long as history has been recorded, girls haven't had much of a look in amongst all the great men we remember. But that doesn't mean they weren't there. And it doesn't mean that they didn't achieve great things, come up with wonderful inventions or win battles. Read the history of her-story.
ISBN 9780385615242
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2008
Toksvig, Sandi
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Hobbit: an illustrated edition, The
Prelude to The Lord of the Rings series in which Bilbo Baggins, at the request of the great wizard, Gandalf, sets off on an adventure fraught with danger. Nasty things adventures, they often make you miss dinner. Bilbo reclaims the dwarves' treasure and discovers the all-powerful ring that binds them all.
ISBN 9780345445605
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2001
Topics / Graphic novels /
Tolkien & Wenzel, D (ill) & Dixon, C & Deming, S (adapt)
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Fellowship of the ring, The
First book of Tolkien's classic, The Lord of the Rings trilogy, in which the young hobbit, Frodo, is bequeathed a magical ring from his Uncle Bilbo and learns that he must take it into the land of the Dark Lord and cast it into the Cracks of Doom.
ISBN 9780007149216
Series Lord of the rings series (1 of 3)
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, UK, 2002
Tolkien, J R R
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Hobbit, The
In this classic story, hobbits are small but heroic people who live in The Shire in Middle Earth. Bilbo Baggins, a hobbit who lives in Bag End, goes on a quest with the wizard, Gandalf.
ISBN 9780006754022
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, UK, 1999
Tolkien, J R R
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Lord of the rings 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 Lord of the rings series (3 books)
Tolkien, J R R
No book cover.
2682
Return of the king, The
Third story in Tolkien's classic fantasy, in which the forces of Gondor and Rohan must make a last desperate stand against the monstrous armies of the Dark Lord, Sauron. The fate of Middle Earth rests in the hands of two weary hobbits.
ISBN 9780007149230
Series Lord of the rings series (3 of 3)
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, UK, 2002
Tolkien, J R R
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Tales from the perilous realm
Four classic tales from the author of 'The Lord of the Rings'.
ISBN 9780007149124
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, UK, 2002
Tolkien, J R R
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Two towers, The
Second book in Tolkien's classic fantasy cycle, in which the Fellowship is wrenched apart. While Aragorn, Legolas and Gimli attempt to rescue the hobbits, Merry and Pippin, Frodo and Sam must journey into Sauron's desolate land of Mordor.
ISBN 9780007149223
Series Lord of the rings series (2 of 3)
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, UK, 2002
Tolkien, J R R
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Child of the May
A revolt against King John's rule, with characters including Robin Hood and his men.
ISBN 9780440415770
Publisher Yearling, 2000
Tomlinson, Theresa
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DMAG
A magazine format mix of movie, games and book reviews with some educational and informative articles, a project pull-out with teaching notes and lots of interesting information and ideas for pre-teens. 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 DMAG (36 books)
Tonkin, Dorothy (ed)
No book cover.
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DMAG: April 2013
A magazine format mix of movie, games and book reviews with some educational and informative articles, a project pull-out with teaching notes and lots of interesting information and ideas for pre-teens.
Series DMAG (28 of 36)
Publisher SmartyPantz Communications, 2010
Tonkin, Dorothy (ed)
No book cover.
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DMAG: April 2014
A magazine format mix of movie, games and book reviews with some educational and informative articles, a project pull-out with teaching notes and lots of interesting information and ideas for pre-teens.
Series DMAG (4 of 36)
Publisher SmartyPantz Communications, 2008
Tonkin, Dorothy (ed)
No book cover.
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DMAG: August
A magazine format mix of movie, games and book reviews with some educational and informative articles, a project pull-out with teaching notes and lots of interesting information and ideas for pre-teens.
Series DMAG (36 books)
Publisher SmartyPantz Communications, 2012
Tonkin, Dorothy (ed)
No book cover.
72775

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DMAG: August 2014
A magazine format mix of movie, games and book reviews with some educational and informative articles, a project pull-out with teaching notes and lots of interesting information and ideas for pre-teens.
Series DMAG (8 of 36)
Publisher SmartyPantz Communications, 2008
Tonkin, Dorothy (ed)
No book cover.
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DMAG: December
A magazine format mix of movie, games and book reviews with some educational and informative articles, a project pull-out with teaching notes and lots of interesting information and ideas for pre-teens.
Series DMAG (36 books)
Publisher SmartyPantz Communications, 2012
Tonkin, Dorothy (ed)
No book cover.
3029

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DMAG: December 2013
A magazine format mix of movie, games and book reviews with some educational and informative articles, a project pull-out with teaching notes and lots of interesting information and ideas for pre-teens.
Series DMAG (36 of 36)
Publisher SmartyPantz Communications, 2010
Tonkin, Dorothy (ed)
No book cover.
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DMAG: December 2014
A magazine format mix of movie, games and book reviews with some educational and informative articles, a project pull-out with teaching notes and lots of interesting information and ideas for pre-teens.
Series DMAG (36 books)
Publisher SmartyPantz Communications, 2011
Tonkin, Dorothy (ed)
No book cover.
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DMAG: February
A magazine format mix of movie, games and book reviews with some educational and informative articles, a project pull-out with teaching notes and lots of interesting information and ideas for pre-teens.
Series DMAG (36 books)
Publisher SmartyPantz Communications, 2012
Tonkin, Dorothy (ed)
No book cover.
872

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DMAG: February 2013
A magazine format mix of movie, games and book reviews with some educational and informative articles, a project pull-out with teaching notes and lots of interesting information and ideas for pre-teens.
Series DMAG (26 of 36)
Publisher SmartyPantz Communications, 2010
Tonkin, Dorothy (ed)
No book cover.
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DMAG: February 2014
A magazine format mix of movie, games and book reviews with some educational and informative articles, a project pull-out with teaching notes and lots of interesting information and ideas for pre-teens.
Series DMAG (2 of 36)
Publisher SmartyPantz Communications, 2008
Tonkin, Dorothy (ed)
No book cover.
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DMAG: January
Series DMAG (36 books)
Publisher SmartyPantz Communications, 2012
Tonkin, Dorothy (ed)
No book cover.
854

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DMAG: January 2013
A magazine format mix of movie, games and book reviews with some educational and informative articles, a project pull-out with teaching notes and lots of interesting information and ideas for pre-teens.
Series DMAG (25 of 36)
Publisher SmartyPantz Communications, 2010
Tonkin, Dorothy (ed)
No book cover.
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DMAG: January 2014
A magazine format mix of movie, games and book reviews with some educational and informative articles, a project pull-out with teaching notes and lots of interesting information and ideas for pre-teens.
Series DMAG (1 of 36)
Publisher SmartyPantz Communications, 2008
Tonkin, Dorothy (ed)
No book cover.
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DMAG: July
A magazine format mix of movie, games and book reviews with some educational and informative articles, a project pull-out with teaching notes and lots of interesting information and ideas for pre-teens.
Series DMAG (36 books)
Publisher SmartyPantz Communications, 2012
Tonkin, Dorothy (ed)
No book cover.
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DMAG: July 2013
A magazine format mix of movie, games and book reviews with some educational and informative articles, a project pull-out with teaching notes and lots of interesting information and ideas for pre-teens.
Series DMAG (31 of 36)
Publisher SmartyPantz Communications, 2010
Tonkin, Dorothy (ed)
No book cover.
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DMAG: July 2014
A magazine format mix of movie, games and book reviews with some educational and informative articles, a project pull-out with teaching notes and lots of interesting information and ideas for pre-teens.
Series DMAG (7 of 36)
Publisher SmartyPantz Communications, 2008
Tonkin, Dorothy (ed)
No book cover.
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DMAG: June
A magazine format mix of movie, games and book reviews with some educational and informative articles, a project pull-out with teaching notes and lots of interesting information and ideas for pre-teens.
Series DMAG (36 books)
Publisher SmartyPantz Communications, 2012
Tonkin, Dorothy (ed)
No book cover.
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DMAG: June 2013
A magazine format mix of movie, games and book reviews with some educational and informative articles, a project pull-out with teaching notes and lots of interesting information and ideas for pre-teens.
Series DMAG (30 of 36)
Publisher SmartyPantz Communications, 2010
Tonkin, Dorothy (ed)
No book cover.
66095

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DMAG: June 2014
A magazine format mix of movie, games and book reviews with some educational and informative articles, a project pull-out with teaching notes and lots of interesting information and ideas for pre-teens.
Series DMAG (6 of 36)
Publisher SmartyPantz Communications, 2008
Tonkin, Dorothy (ed)
No book cover.
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DMAG: March
A magazine format mix of movie, games and book reviews with some educational and informative articles, a project pull-out with teaching notes and lots of interesting information and ideas for pre-teens.
Series DMAG (36 books)
Publisher SmartyPantz Communications, 2012
Tonkin, Dorothy (ed)
No book cover.
903

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DMAG: March 2013
A magazine format mix of movie, games and book reviews with some educational and informative articles, a project pull-out with teaching notes and lots of interesting information and ideas for pre-teens.
Series DMAG (27 of 36)
Publisher SmartyPantz Communications, 2010
Tonkin, Dorothy (ed)
No book cover.
36771

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DMAG: March 2014
A magazine format mix of movie, games and book reviews with some educational and informative articles, a project pull-out with teaching notes and lots of interesting information and ideas for pre-teens.
Series DMAG (3 of 36)
Publisher SmartyPantz Communications, 2008
Tonkin, Dorothy (ed)
No book cover.
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DMAG: May
A magazine format mix of movie, games and book reviews with some educational and informative articles, a project pull-out with teaching notes and lots of interesting information and ideas for pre-teens.
Series DMAG (17 of 36)
Publisher SmartyPantz Communications, 2012
Tonkin, Dorothy (ed)
No book cover.
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DMAG: May 2013
A magazine format mix of movie, games and book reviews with some educational and informative articles, a project pull-out with teaching notes and lots of interesting information and ideas for pre-teens.
Series DMAG (29 of 36)
Publisher SmartyPantz Communications, 2010
Tonkin, Dorothy (ed)
No book cover.
43897

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DMAG: May 2014
A magazine format mix of movie, games and book reviews with some educational and informative articles, a project pull-out with teaching notes and lots of interesting information and ideas for pre-teens.
Series DMAG (5 of 36)
Publisher SmartyPantz Communications, 2008
Tonkin, Dorothy (ed)
No book cover.
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DMAG: November
A magazine format mix of movie, games and book reviews with some educational and informative articles, a project pull-out with teaching notes and lots of interesting information and ideas for pre-teens.
Series DMAG (36 books)
Publisher SmartyPantz Communications, 2012
Tonkin, Dorothy (ed)
No book cover.
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DMAG: November 2013
A magazine format mix of movie, games and book reviews with some educational and informative articles, a project pull-out with teaching notes and lots of interesting information and ideas for pre-teens.
Series DMAG (35 of 36)
Publisher SmartyPantz Communications, 2010
Tonkin, Dorothy (ed)
No book cover.
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DMAG: November 2014
A magazine format mix of movie, games and book reviews with some educational and informative articles, a project pull-out with teaching notes and lots of interesting information and ideas for pre-teens.
Series DMAG (11 of 36)
Publisher SmartyPantz Communications, 2008
Tonkin, Dorothy (ed)
No book cover.
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DMAG: October
A magazine format mix of movie, games and book reviews with some educational and informative articles, a project pull-out with teaching notes and lots of interesting information and ideas for pre-teens.
Series DMAG (36 books)
Publisher SmartyPantz Communications, 2012
Tonkin, Dorothy (ed)
No book cover.
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DMAG: October 2013
A magazine format mix of movie, games and book reviews with some educational and informative articles, a project pull-out with teaching notes and lots of interesting information and ideas for pre-teens.
Series DMAG (32 of 36)
Publisher SmartyPantz Communications, 2010
Tonkin, Dorothy (ed)
No book cover.
86987

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DMAG: October 2014
A magazine format mix of movie, games and book reviews with some educational and informative articles, a project pull-out with teaching notes and lots of interesting information and ideas for pre-teens.
Series DMAG (10 of 36)
Publisher SmartyPantz Communications, 2008
Tonkin, Dorothy (ed)
No book cover.
124161

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DMAG: September
A magazine format mix of movie, games and book reviews with some educational and informative articles, a project pull-out with teaching notes and lots of interesting information and ideas for pre-teens.
Series DMAG (36 books)
Publisher SmartyPantz Communications, 2012
Tonkin, Dorothy (ed)
No book cover.
2649

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DMAG: September 2013
A magazine format mix of movie, games and book reviews with some educational and informative articles, a project pull-out with teaching notes and lots of interesting information and ideas for pre-teens.
Series DMAG (33 of 36)
Publisher SmartyPantz Communications, 2010
Tonkin, Dorothy (ed)
No book cover.
86973

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DMAG: September 2014
A magazine format mix of movie, games and book reviews with some educational and informative articles, a project pull-out with teaching notes and lots of interesting information and ideas for pre-teens.
Series DMAG (9 of 36)
Publisher SmartyPantz Communications, 2008
Tonkin, Dorothy (ed)
No book cover.
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Leaf litter
Leaves, twigs and bark collect on the ground in forests all over the world. We call it leaf litter but it isn't really rubbish at all. Superb, detailed illustrations explore what goes on in a small patch of leaf litter beneath one tree.
ISBN 9780207198229
Publisher Bandicoot Books, 2001
Topics / Year 5 easy reads /
Tonkin, Rachel
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To the goldfields
This book depicts many aspects of life in the Victorian goldfields of 1850.
ISBN 9781864484113
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 1999
Tonkin, Rachel
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486

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How to raise and keep a dragon
All you need to know about choosing and raising your dragon. Detailed information on differing breeds, the advantages of one over another as a pet and valuable information on equipment and lifestyle changes that may be required.
ISBN 9780732284091
Publisher HarperCollins Australia, 2006
Topics / Year 6 easy reads /
Topsell, John & Nigg, Joseph (ed)
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Last wild trilogy, The: Dark wild, The
Twelve year old Kester Jaynes thought he had discovered the last wild animals in the land. He thought his adventure was over. He was wrong. Below the sparkling city of Premium, deep underground, a dark wild remains, animals who believe the time is right to rise up against their human enemies. Kester realises he is the only one who can stop them. Kester saved the animals and now he must try and save the humans too.
ISBN 9781782064855
Series The last wild trilogy series (2 of 3)
Publisher Quercus Children's Books, 2014
Topics / Endangered species /
Torday, Piers
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Last wild trilogy, The: Wild beyond, The
Kester Jaynes has brought the animals of his world back from the brink of disaster and he believes there is hope on the other side. And, he might just be right because the last blue whale on the planet is calling to him, his animal allies are ready for one last fight, and out there, somewhere, a brave mouse holds the key to the future.
ISBN 9781848668485
Series The last wild trilogy series (3 of 3)
Publisher Quercus Children's Books, 2015
Topics / Endangered species /
Torday, Piers
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There may be a castle
On Christmas Eve, eleven year old Mouse, his mother and two sisters are travelling to his grandparents. It's snowing, visibility is bad, and the car crashes off the road. Mouse is thrown from the car and, when he wakes, he's not in his world any more. So begins a quest to find a castle in a world of monsters, minstrels, dangerous knights and mysterious wizards. There's terrifying danger but also more excitement than Mouse has ever known. But, as the cold grows, Mouse's quest becomes more important than ever.
ISBN 9781848668621
Publisher Quercus Children's Books, 2016
Torday, Piers
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Last wild trilogy, The: Last wild, The
In a world where animals no longer exist, twelve year old Kester Jaynes feels like he hardly exists either. Locked away in a home for troubled children, he's told there's something wrong with him. So, when he meets talking pigeons and a bossy cockroach, Kester thinks he's finally gone mad. But, the animals have something to say and Kester embarks on a great journey. The animals saved him, now he must save the animals.
ISBN 9781780878287
Series The last wild trilogy series (1 of 3)
Publisher Quercus Children's Books, 2013
Topics / Endangered species /
Torday, Piers
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Imagining the future
Get prepared for the fantastic future with this guide to the unbelievable and incredible inventions just over the horizon. Flying through time and flying in cars. Living underwater and living forever. Robot servants. 3D printed food. Wouldn't it be amazing if science fiction became science fact?
ISBN 9781486302727
Publisher CSIRO, 2016
Torok, Simon & Holper, Paul
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387

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Story of crow: a Nyul Nyul story, The
A traditional Aboriginal story about why crows are black and emus can't fly, written in Nyulnyul and in English.
ISBN 9780731617364
Publisher Magabala Books, 1990
Torres, Pat (storyteller)
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Forgetting Foster
Seven year old Foster Sumner likes toy soldiers, tadpole hunting, going to school and the beach. Best of all, he likes listening to his dad's stories. But, when Foster's dad starts forgetting things. No one is too worried at first. Foster and Dad giggle about it. But, the forgetting gets worse and, suddenly, no one is laughing anymore.
ISBN 9781760110796
Publisher Lothian Books, 2016
Touchell, Dianne
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Nevermoor: The trials of Morrigan Crow
Morrigan Crow is cursed. Born on an unlucky day Morrigan is blamed for all local misfortunes from hailstorms to heart attacks. But as Morrigan awaits her fate a strange and remarkable man named Jupiter North appears and whisks her away to a magical city named Nvermoor. Morrigan discoversthat she must contend for a place in a magical society called the Wundrous Society. The only problem is, Morrigan thinks she has no secret talents at all. To stay in the safety of Nevermoor for good, Morrigan will need to find a way to pass the tests.
ISBN 9780734418074
Publisher Hachette Children's Books, 2017
Townsend, Jessica
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Hunter's moon
Neil is a young gamekeeper. When his boss is mysteriously hurt, Neil is left to look after the woods and pheasants on his own. There have been rumours of a panther on the loose and Neil has to survive nights alone, before the truth is revealed by the light of the hunter's moon.
ISBN 9780237535247
Series Sharp shades series (8 books)
Publisher Evans Bros, 2008
Townsend, John
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Messenger, The
When a piece of glass angel smashes in front of him, Chris doesn't take any notice. Not even when a stranger tells him it's a warning. But, when Chris and his girlfriend are trapped on the moors, strange things start to happen.
ISBN 9780237543358
Series Sharp shades series (8 books)
Publisher Evans Bros, 2012
Townsend, John
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Remind me how this ends
Milo and Layla run into each other after an extended separation. As kids, they shared everything, but five years apart has taken their lives in different directions. Layla is dealing with the death of her mother, and Milo is feeling trapped, his life on hold since he finished year 12. Deals with the decisions that people make about their relationships, and the directions their lives will take. A moving, powerful story.
ISBN 9781460751688
Publisher Angus & Robertson (HarperCollins), 2017
Tozer, Gabrielle
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World-wide waste
Through humour, environmental waste issues are discussed featuring simple, easily understood text and cartoon-style drawings.
ISBN 9780958187824
Publisher Etram Pty Ltd, 2006
Trafford, Caren
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Worm's eye view
The history of the humble worm is traced by Wilbursaurus Junior, Wilbur Worm, from the time of the dinosaurs, including a period during the Industrial Revolution when worms were under threat of extinction.
ISBN 9780646415888
Publisher Etram Pty Ltd, 2001
Trafford, Caren
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Water the amazing journey
With cartoon-style graphics, appealing illustrations and interesting facts, this book shows why water is so important and how we can conserve it.
ISBN 9780958187817
Publisher Etram Pty Ltd, 2004
Trafford, Caren & Eriksson, Megan (ill)
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Pow: meet the renewables
A fun look at how renewable energy can help turn around climate change and all the positive ways you can help. The Renewables want to Power Our World and give everyone a bright, clean, energy-efficient, power-filled, pollution-free tomorrow.
ISBN 9780958187848
Publisher Etram Pty Ltd, 2008
Trafford, Caren & Lance, Charlotte (ill)
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Where does the poo go...when you flush
With cartoon-style graphics, appealing illustrations and interesting facts, this book talks about effluent waste, the history of its disposal and how our views are changing about the treatment of sewerage.
ISBN 9780958187800
Publisher Etram Pty Ltd, 2004
Trafford, Caren & Oakley, Jade (ill)
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Weather or not: it's a climate for change
Let's talk about the weather. A complex subject made easy for young people to understand, using whimsical pictures, humour, cartoons and puns. An encouraging look at global warming solutions and positive action.
ISBN 9780958187831
Publisher Etram Pty Ltd, 2007
Trafford, Caren & Wilsher, David (ill)
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Mary Poppins
Mary Poppins, the best-loved nanny, comes to stay at the Banks' household.
ISBN 9780006753971
Series Mary Poppins series (1 of 7)
Publisher HarperCollins Australia, 1998
Travers, P L
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Mary Poppins and the house next door
The nanny is back, still living with the Banks family, and still messing with the lives of the other folks on Cherry Tree Lane. This time, Mr. Banks's former governess, Miss Andrew, takes up residence in a previously empty home on the street.
ISBN 9780440406563
Series Mary Poppins series (7 of 7)
Publisher Yearling, 1992
Travers, P L
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Mary Poppins comes back
In Mary's care, the Banks children meet the King of the Castle and the Dirty Rascal, visit the upside-down world of Mr Turvy and his bride, Miss Topsy, and spend a breathless afternoon above the park, dangling from a clutch of balloons.
ISBN 9780152017194
Series Mary Poppins series (2 of 7)
Publisher Odyssey Books, 1997
Travers, P L
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Mary Poppins from A to Z
The no-nonsense English nanny has been beloved by children and adults everywhere. Mary Poppins from A to Z offers a unique glimpse of the famous Poppins cast. Twenty-six vignettes--one for each letter of the alphabet--weave unexpected tales of Mary Poppins, the Banks children, and other characters from the timeless novels of Travers. As an added twist, each vignette is filled with fun and unusual words that start with the featured letter.
ISBN 9780152058340
Series Mary Poppins series (5 of 7)
Publisher Harcourt Children's Books, 2006
Travers, P L
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Mary Poppins in the kitchen
With the help of familiar visitors like the Bird Woman, Admiral Boom and Mr and Mrs Turvy, Mary Poppins teaches her irrepressible young charges the basics of cooking, from A to Z.
ISBN 9780152060800
Series Mary Poppins series (6 of 7)
Publisher Great Glider Productions, 2006
Travers, P L
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Mary Poppins in the park
Only Mary Poppins can lead the Banks children on one marvelous adventure after another. Together they meet the Goosegirl and the Swineherd, argue with talking cats on a distant planet and celebrate a birthday by dancing with their own shadows.
ISBN 9780152058289
Series Mary Poppins series (4 of 7)
Publisher Harcourt Children's Books, 2006
Travers, P L
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Mary Poppins opens the door
According to Mary Poppin's tape measure, Jane and Michael have grown 'Worse and Worse' since she went away. But, the children won't have time to be naughty with all that Mary has planned for them.
ISBN 9780152058227
Series Mary Poppins series (3 of 7)
Publisher Harcourt Children's Books, 2006
Travers, P L
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Mary Poppins 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 Mary Poppins series (7 books)
Travers, P L
No book cover.
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Cue for treason
A simple but courageous boy and his friend resist treason and are loyal to their Queen and country. They are exposed to the real dangers of the streets of Elizabethan London.
ISBN 9780140302318
Publisher Penguin Books Ltd, UK, 1973
Trease, Geoffrey
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Horned helmet
A novel set in Viking Britain. Beorn, a fugitive from Iceland, is adopted by a powerful Viking warrior.
ISBN 9781855493582
Treece, Henry
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Small things
An ordinary boy in an ordinary world. This wordless picture book tells the story of a boy who feels alone with his worries but who learns that help is always close by.
ISBN 9781742379791
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2016
Tregonning, Mel
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Oracle of the Morrigan
Sixteen year old Siobhan has travelled back in time to medieval Scotland, before fairies and humans were at war. Her task is to bring back one of the scattered rath stones so that the bloodshed can finally end. Watching the beginnings of the hostility between the Fey and humans, Siobhan breaks free of her own timidity and galvanises those around her to create alliances, rescue captives and recover the rath stone.
ISBN 9780786949748
Publisher Mirrorstone, 2008
Trent, Tiffany & Crilley, Paul
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Camp crazy
Daks and his mates are camping. No parents, just four mates alone with nature. But then they find a hidden camp. Is it the legendary Jungle Jim or someone much more sinister.
ISBN 9781922077998
Series Lightning strikes series (19 books)
Publisher Walker Books Australia Pty Ltd, 2015
Trewin, Trudie
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Camp croc
Camp Trib is legendary and Daks is finally there after years of waiting. So, too, are some wildlife smugglers. It's a jungle out there and Daks and his mates are in for an unexpected adventure at camp. Perhaps, they should be more afraid of the smugglers than the wildlife.
ISBN 9781921720031
Series Lightning strikes series (19 books)
Publisher Walker Books, 2011
Trewin, Trudie
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Peopling of Australia, The
From the very early days of Australia, the people shared the land with dangerous beasts and began to develop a culture and traditions.
ISBN 9780207170379
Publisher HarperCollins Australia, 1990
Trezise, Percy
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Swallowing the sun
Jose's life is turned upside down when a hurricane hits his tiny village in Honduras, causing mudslides which bury the town. He works against all odds to provide hope and leadership, and to help his family and neighbours survive. Some harrowing scenes.
ISBN 9780340866412
Publisher Hodder Children's Books (UK), 2003
Trueman, Terry
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Practical guide to dragons, A
Dragons hate sweet things. The dragon word for ugly is nurh. The best place to find a green dragon is behind a waterfall. If this is all news to you, you need to read a practical guide to dragons. Beautifully illustrated with quaintly presented encyclopaedic knowledge about dragons.
ISBN 9780786941643
Series Practical guide series (1 of 5)
Publisher Mirrorstone, 2006
Trumbauer, Lisa
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Practical guide to dragon riding, A
If you are a serious student of dragon combat, dragon defences and dragon riding, this book includes everything you need to know about finding, raising and training a dragon mount.
ISBN 9780786949755
Series Practical guide series (4 of 5)
Publisher Wizards of the Coast, 2008
Trumbauer, Lisa & Hess, Nina (ed)
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1916
The artillery bombardment did not let up for days. How anyone, on either side, could still be alive, was beyond me. The stream of casualties soon turned into a river, a raging, flooded river. The 'cooee' call to arms takes Syd from the Mallee to the fields of France. As part of the mobile veterinary unit, his horses are trained for war but face new and deadly weapons. Battle-weary diggers, shipped from Gallipoli are joined by fresh recruits from home, are met by a formidable enemy at Fromelles and along the River Somme, in a year that will be forged in legend and memory, in the trenches and the conscription battles at home.
ISBN 9781743622490
Series Australia's great war series NEW SERIES 2018 (3 of 5)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2016
Tucker, Alan
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Battlefield: one boy's war
Barry Blacker is desperate to join the army like his older brother Jack, who is in a Japanese POW camp. He practises drills on the family farm in Cowra and spies on the Japanese prisoners in the camp nearby. When some of the prisoners escape, Barry's attempt to be a hero has devastating consequences.
ISBN 9781741695519
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2010
Tucker, Alan
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Homelands and frontiers
Tracing the clashes between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, and the Europeans who tried to move them from their land.
ISBN 9781862913875
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 1999
Tucker, Alan
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Iron in the blood: convicts and commandants in colonial Australia
Australia's colourful, violent convict past vividly recreated to show that prison settlements were some of the most brutal places in the world. The darker side of our history raises many questions about crime, punishment, use and abuse of power.
ISBN 9781862914247
Publisher Omnibus Books, 2002
Tucker, Alan
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My Australian story: Atomic testing, the diary of Anthony Brown, Woomera 1953
Anthony and his family move to Woomera for his father's job in the army. His mother cares for Anthony as he recovers from polio. At school, one of Anthony's friends has photos of the rockets at the Woomera munitions base. When a small business arises for the boys, the townspeople become suspicious of Anthony and the police become involved.
ISBN 9781741692174
Series My Australian story (31 books)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2009
Tucker, Alan
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My Australian story: Cyclone Tracy, the diary of Ryan Turner, Darwin, 1974
A fictionalised account of the devastation wrought by Cyclone Tracy on Christmas Eve, 1974. Fourteen year old Ryan shares his perspective of life in Darwin with stories of his family life, his friendships and his first girlfriend.
ISBN 9781865049168
Series My Australian story (31 books)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2006
Tucker, Alan
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My Australian story: Gallipoli
Victor March is 14 years old and looking for adventure. He lies about his age and enlists in the 10th Battalion to fight in the Great War. He is among the first soldiers to land at Anzac Cove in 1915 and his world will forever change.
ISBN 9781742836935
Series My Australian story (31 books)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2013
Tucker, Alan
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My Australian story: Kokoda
During World War II, Archie's two brothers are fighting the Japanese in the jungles of New Guinea. In his diary, Archie records how Townsville becomes a base for the pacific campaign, as the Australian coastline reels under Japanese bombs. Archie also records his own battle against the local bully.
ISBN 9781743622056
Series My Australian story (31 books)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2014
Tucker, Alan
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My Australian story: The bombing of Darwin, the diary of Tom Taylor, 1942
Strong family and community ties are tested in this fictionalised account of the days prior to the bombing of Darwin.
ISBN 9781865043630
Series My Australian story (31 books)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2002
Tucker, Alan
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Side by side
Investigates the relationship between Aboriginal people, British colonists and European missionaries.
ISBN 9781862913110
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 1998
Tucker, Alan
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Too many Captain Cooks
A picture book that shows the history of early Aboriginal and European encounters along the Australian coastline.
ISBN 9781862912106
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 1994
Tucker, Alan
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Antarctica: the heart of the world
Take a journey to Antarctica with this comprehensive and highly illustrated guide. Learn about Antarctica's unique geography, its rare beauty, the captivating animal and plant life, human exploration and scientific research. Discover what it's like to live in an Antarctic station and how to survive on the ice.
ISBN 9780733312304
Publisher ABC Books, 2006
Tulloch, Coral
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Body and soul: a musical play
The atmosphere becomes very tense as relationships are tested among a diverse group of talented athletes at a training camp.
ISBN 9780868195582
Publisher Currency Press, 1998
Tulloch, Richard
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Freaky stuff
Brian Hubble becomes the protector of a fairy in the form of his little neighbour, Sebastian, and discovers his talent for writing while starring in a Squeezee commercial. He also discovers how television makes life appear different to reality.
ISBN 9780759320314
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2005
Tulloch, Richard
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Space demons: the play
Stage adaptation of Rubenstein's novel in which a computer forces children to face their own demons.
ISBN 9780868193298
Publisher Currency Press, 2003
Tulloch, Richard
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Stage fright: plays based on the stories of Paul Jennings
Scripts for the stage adaptations of four of Paul Jennings' popular stories.
ISBN 9780140376913
Publisher Penguin, 1996
Tulloch, Richard & Jennings, Paul
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Josie under fire
Josie's stays in London during the terrible bombing attacks of 1941, while her mother nurses her ailing grandmother. Josie struggles with her own feelings of inadequacy and her brother's very unpopular decision not to go to war.
ISBN 9780746060322
Publisher Usborne Publishing Ltd, 2004
Turnbull, Ann
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Seven little Australians
The seven Woolcot's children live in cheerful turmoil with their father who does not understand them and their young mother. Among them is Judy, spirited, brave and clever. A classic story of family life in Australia during the 19th century.
ISBN 9780140347333
Publisher Penguin, 1994
Turner, Ethel
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Animasaurus: Incredible animals that roamed the Earth
From gigantic sharks to giant sloths, meet the beasts of the past. Find out about the fascinating prehistoric creatures that once walked, swam and hunted our planet. Compare these with living animals, to discover creatures from throughout Earth's history.
ISBN 9781408884850
Publisher Bloomsbury, 2016
Turner, Tracey & Russell, Harriet (ill)
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Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, The
A classic story of slavery and a runaway boy's exploits. Huckleberry Finn had a tough life with his drunken father until an adventure with Tom Sawyer changed everything. When Huck's dad returns and kidnaps him, he must escape down the Mississippi River with a runaway slave, Jim. They face trouble at every turn, from floods and gunfights to armed bandits and the long arm of the law. Through it all, the friends stick together.
ISBN 9780192824417
Publisher Oxford University Press, 1999
Twain, Mark
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Adventures of Tom Sawyer, The
On the banks of the Mississippi, Tom Sawyer and his friends seek out adventure at every turn. One fateful night, they witness a murder and the boys swear never to reveal their secret. They run away to be pirates and search for hidden treasure. But, Tom gets trapped in a cave with the murderer.
ISBN 9780141321103
Publisher Penguin Books Ltd, UK, 2008
Twain, Mark & Peck, Richard (intr)
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Creforce: the Anzacs and the battle of Crete
In 1941, Germany launched an airborne invasion of Crete, expecting to meet little resistance from the Allies. But, they were mistaken. Australian, New Zealand and Greek soldiers, and the people of Crete, battled for ten days and the bonds between the Anzac and the Cretans have lasted for generations. War violence included.
ISBN 9781742030821
Publisher Black Dog Books, 2010
Tzobanakis, Stella
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