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16954
Sea secrets
Young Zena and her Year 7 school friends investigate a mystery that seems to indicate the presence of abalone poachers in her coastal town, a declared marine sanctuary. When a new boy at school goes missing, events unravel and interlink, causing Zena to grow up fast. She gains new understanding of her parents, her friends, and herself.
ISBN 9780734409782
Publisher Lothian Books, 2007
Wadds, Gillian M
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Nimbin, The
One summer, Philippa's life is changed forever when she meets a furry, shadowy little creature called a nimbin, who adopts her and takes over her beach bag as its home. A delightful tale about a mythical Australian creature.
ISBN 9780140362978
Publisher Penguin, 2001
Wagner, Jenny
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Werewolf knight, The
Feolf is a loyal knight who becomes a wolf on nights when the moon is full.
ISBN 9780091825942
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 1997
Wagner, Jenny
No book cover.
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Destiny's right hand
While stumbling through a harsh world of hopes and expectations, teenage journalist, Eddie Innocent, meets the stunning but strange Destiny. As they work together to solve a painful mystery, Eddie wonders if he's finally discovered the front page news story he's been looking for.
ISBN 9780143304210
Publisher Penguin Books Australia, 2010
Wagner, Michael
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Dog wars
Narrated by a flea that jumps from dog to dog, inciting them to fight and causing chaos. As the dogs become increasingly unhappy and morose, the flea reassesses his actions and decides to attack a human instead.
ISBN 9781876372545
Publisher Black Dog Books, 2004
Wagner, Michael
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Shadow
Premonition is a band hoping to make it big but they need somewhere to practise. Tom suggests the old warehouse but Billy has a bad feeling about it. Tom is angry, thinking Billy is putting it on but, as anger grows, a shadow falls over the band.
ISBN 9780744590050
Publisher Walker Books, 2002
Waite, Judy
No book cover.
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Young bloods
Australian Rules football features in this story of Deet, a boy who decides to wreak havoc on the local football club.
ISBN 9780140383805
Publisher Penguin, 1997
Wakefield, Kerry
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Audacity: stories of heroic Australians in wartime
The eleven Australians featured may not have used the word 'audacity' to describe their acts of bravery, for which they won awards and honours. But, each of them took risks in wartime, helping others against extreme dangers which could have cost them their lives. Stories of soldiers, prisoners of war, nurses, airmen and sailors are told, with the backdrop of the many wars involving Australia over the last one hundred years.
ISBN 9781877007934
Publisher Dept of Veterans' Affairs & Australian War Memorial, 2014
Walker, Carlie & Hatherly, Brett (ill)
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Ancient machine, The
Georgie and Thomas are summoned to Allegoria to stop a machine that is ticking down to the end of the world. They enlist the help of a troupe of travelling daredevils.
ISBN 9780958074414
Series Magician's daughter series (2 of 3)
Publisher Multimedia Interface, 2003
Walker, Justyn
No book cover.
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Flight of the evening star
Georgie Tanner must face an enemy that can take form in darkness, pull any weapon from its cloak and once it hits you, there's no hope. They say it can't be killed, unless you can kill a shadow.
ISBN 9780980319507
Series Magician's daughter series (3 of 3)
Publisher Imagine Publishing, 2007
Walker, Justyn
No book cover.
Magician's daughter series
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Series Magician's daughter series (3 books)
Walker, Justyn
No book cover.
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Magician's daughter, The
Two friends sink through a magical puddle into Allegoria, the world of the Great Magician. Georgie Tanner is always getting into some sort of trouble or other, but nothing has prepared her for this.
ISBN 9780958074421
Series Magician's daughter series (1 of 3)
Publisher Multimedia Interface, 2004
Walker, Justyn
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Wow human body
Crammed full of amazing photographs, graphics and information about the human body, its parts and how they work.
ISBN 9781405353465
Publisher Dorling Kindersley, 2010
Walker, Richard
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Body: bones, muscle, blood and other body bits
Highly informative, pocket-sized fact book on human anatomy and physiology. Contains an index, glossary, websites and reference section.
ISBN 9780751330786
Publisher Dorling Kindersley, 2001
Walker, Richard & Murphy, Gabrielle Dr
No book cover.
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Arnie Avery
Lately, nothing is going right for thirteen year old Arnie. Ever since it happened, his family, especially his mother, has been behaving strangely. At school, he is accused of cheating and now Jacko has challenged him to a fight. He has to get his life sorted out and deal with what happened.
ISBN 9781921529726
Publisher Walker Books, 2010
Walker, Sue
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Complete adventures of Blinky Bill
Discover an Australian classic, Blinky Bill and his wonderful adventures.
ISBN 9780732284343
Publisher Angus & Robertson (HarperCollins), 2009
Wall, Dorothy
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Corroboree
It is springtime, Wirrin's favourite time of the year. He will go hunting with his father, digging with his mother and gathering with his grandmother. People are coming from far and wide for the big corroboree and Wirrin will see all his cousins.
ISBN 9781920694142
Publisher University of Western Australia Press, 2004
Wallam, Angus & Kelly, Suzanne & Macdonald, Norma (ill)
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Billionaire boy
Joe Spud is the richest twelve year old because his father reinvented toilet paper and became rich. He owns a racing car and a crocodile, but the one thing he can't buy is a friend. When he changes schools, he encounters twin bullies, a greedy lunch lady and new friends.
ISBN 9780007445349
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, UK, 2010
Walliams, David
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Demon dentist
Strange things were happening when children would put their teeth under the pillow for the tooth fairy. In the morning they would find a dead slug, a spider, a slimy eyeball or much, much worse. Alfie is determined to find the culprit, whilst evading the social worker who has started visiting his home.
ISBN 9780007453566
Publisher HarperCollins Children's Books, 2013
Walliams, David
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Ratburger
Things are not looking good for Zoe. Her stepmother, Sheila, is so lazy, she gets Zoe to pick her nose for her. The school bully, Tina Trotts, makes her life a miser, mainly by flobbing on her head. And, now, the evil Burt from Burt's Burgers is after her pet rat. I wonder what he wants it for.
ISBN 9780007453535
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, UK, 2012
Walliams, David
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Gangsta Granny
Ben is bored beyond belief after he is made to stay at his Grandma's house. She's the boringest Grandma ever. All she wants to do is to play Scrabble and eat cabbage soup. But, there are two things that Ben doesn't know about his Grandma. They involve an international jewel thief and stealing the Crown Jewels.
ISBN 9780007371440
Publisher HarperCollins Children's Books, 2011
Walliams, David
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Awful Auntie
Stella Saxby is the sole heir to Saxby Hall. But, awful Aunt Alberta and her giant owl will stop at nothing to get it from her. Luckily, Stella has a secret, and slightly spooky, weapon up her sleeve.
ISBN 9780007453610
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, UK, 2014
Walliams, David & Ross, Tony (ill)
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Grandpa's great escape
Jack's Grandpa wears his slippers to the supermarket, serves up tinned tongue for dinner and often doesn't remember Jack's name. But, he can still take to the skies in a speeding Spitfire and save the day.
ISBN 9780008135195
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, UK, 2015
Walliams, David & Ross, Tony (ill)
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Tunnels of Tarcoola, The
A network of tunnels leading under the park, a secret exit to an abandoned mansion and a hidden box of documents. It's all very mysterious. When shadowy figures start watching Kitty, David, Andrea and Martin, they know they've stumbled onto more than a forgotten piece of history.
ISBN 9781742376752
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2012
Walsh, Jennifer
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Close to the wind
A war torn country, a town that is burning. Ten year old Malik's mother has been missing for days, his home has become unrecognisable and the grandfather he hardly knows is insisting they leave on the final ship, to a country promising safety and a new life. When Papa meets two old friends, he makes a deal that could save them. But, this is only the beginning of the journey for Malik. If he is to escape, he will need all his courage, his sense of right and wrong, and a magic trick that he must practice until it's perfect.
ISBN 9781910200179
Publisher David Fickling Books, 2015
Topics / Displacement /
Walter, Jon
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Certain music, A
In 1823, a young, lonely girl spends much of her time hiding in the Vienna Woods. She spies an old man, a composer, and they form an odd friendship which develops through their mutual love of music. A story of how she triumphs over difficult circumstances and how people can help each other.
ISBN 9781741663334
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2009
Walters, Celeste & Spudvilas, Anne (ill)
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Garden of Empress Cassia, The
Mimi has mysterious and powerful pastels and can draw a garden so beautiful and magical that real people are transported inside it. But, it would be very unfortunate if the ancient pastels were to fall into the wrong hands.
ISBN 9780143300274
Publisher Penguin, 2002
Wang, Gabrielle
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Ghost in my suitcase, A
When Celeste travels to China to visit her grandmother, she uncovers an incredible family secret. And with this secret comes danger and adventure. If Celeste is to save her family and friends, she must learn to harness her rare and powerful gift as a ghost-hunter.
ISBN 9780143303794
Publisher Penguin Books Australia, 2009
Wang, Gabrielle
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Hidden monastery, The
Peng meets Jax after he fell from the stars. Twelve years later, Jax stumbles across a hidden monastery, deep inside an ancient park and begins to discover his destiny, what it means to be a Peng Master. Contains some martial-arts style violence.
ISBN 9780143302681
Publisher Penguin, 2006
Wang, Gabrielle
No book cover.
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Little paradise
In Melbourne, in 1943, Mirabel is seventeen. She's leaving school, designing drsses and falling in love. Then, fate intervenes, her forbidden affair is discovered and JJ is posted back to China where a civil war is raging. Despite all warnings, Mirabel sets off for Shanghai and travels through great danger to find her true love. Usually read by students in Years 9, 10 and above.
ISBN 9780143011477
Publisher Penguin Books Australia, 2010
Wang, Gabrielle
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Pearl of Tiger Bay, The
Annie moves to Tiger Bay where there are lots of secrets to be unravelled. Most mysterious of all is Madam Olenka, who lives in The Pearl, a grand, dilapidated hotel, above the township. Madam Olenka has not spoken to anyone in thirty years.
ISBN 9780143300830
Publisher Penguin, 2004
Wang, Gabrielle
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Wishbird, The
Oriole's beloved Wishbird is dying and she must leave the forest to save him. But in the City of Soulless there is danger everywhere. Can Oriole and Boy save Soulless and the Wishbird, or will the city's darkness prove too great even for magic.
ISBN 9780143307525
Publisher Penguin, 2013
Wang, Gabrielle
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Meet Pearlie
It's1941 and the war is changing Pearlie's life every day. Darwin is full of soldiers, there's a spy on the loose and people are turning against Pearlie's best friend, Naoko, just because she's Japanese. When everything falls apart, Pearlie must try to be brave enough to stand up for what's right and not let her old fears get the better of her. Meet Pearlie and join her adventure in the first of four exciting stories about a courageous girl in a world at war.
ISBN 9780143307945
Series Our Australian girl series (44 books)
Publisher Penguin Books Australia, 2014
Wang, Gabrielle & Masciullo, Lucia (ill)
No book cover.
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Meet Poppy
It's 1864 and Poppy, an eleven year old girl, is raised in Bird Creek Mission near Echuca by the rather stern Mother Hangtree. When Poppy's brother escapes to strike it rich in the gold fields, Poppy disguises herself as a boy and sets out to find him. Along the way, she befriends and is aided by a series of characters, including an Irish bullocky, a feral dog and the feared bushranger, Harry Power.
ISBN 9780143305323
Series Our Australian girl series (44 books)
Publisher Puffin Australia, 2011
Wang, Gabrielle & Masciullo, Lucia (ill)
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Pearlie the spy
It's1942 and Pearlie is alone in Darwin. Not only has she been separated from her family but now Beake, the spy, is back and he's on the loose. He's out to get Pearlie but she has a daring plan. And when bombs fall on Darwin, Pearlie must fight to survive.
ISBN 9780143307969
Series Our Australian girl series (44 books)
Publisher Penguin Books Australia, 2014
Wang, Gabrielle & Masciullo, Lucia (ill)
No book cover.
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Pearlie's ghost
It's 1942 and Darwin is under attack. While bombs are falling, Pearlie is doing all she can to save her beloved pets and help the wounded soldiers. But, it's too dangerous to stay and, when Pearlie finally has to say goodbye, only the thought of being reunited with her best friend, Naoko, can cheer her up. But, Naoko has a problem of her own, a ghostly mystery that will truly test Pearlie's newfound courage.
ISBN 9780143307983
Series Our Australian girl series (44 books)
Publisher Penguin Books Australia, 2014
Wang, Gabrielle & Masciullo, Lucia (ill)
No book cover.
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Pearlie's pet reacue
It's 1941 and school is almost over, not just for summer but forever. Darwin could be bombed any day and everyone that Pearlie knows is leaving for a safer place. Animals and pets of all kinds are being left behind and Pearlie wants to rescue all of them. And she is fearful of what will happen when it's her turn to leave the home she loves. Follow Pearlie on her adventure in the second of four exciting stories about a courageous girl in a world at war.
ISBN 9780143307952
Series Our Australian girl series (44 books)
Publisher Penguin Books Australia, 2014
Wang, Gabrielle & Masciullo, Lucia (ill)
No book cover.
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Poppy and the thief
It's 1864 and Poppy is on the road again, heading to the town of Wahgunyah. On the way, she meets a stranger, who seems to know something about her past and her special letter with the red tiger seal. But, the more time Poppy spends with this boy, the more difficult he becomes and Poppy wonders if she can really trust him.
ISBN 9780143305347
Series Our Australian girl series (44 books)
Publisher Puffin Australia, 2011
Wang, Gabrielle & Masciullo, Lucia (ill)
No book cover.
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Poppy at Summerhill
It's 1864 and Poppy, disguised as a boy, has escaped from Bird Creek Mission to find her brother, Gus. Life on the road is tough. When Poppy is given shelter at Summerhill Homestead, she meets a new friend, Noni. Poppy must keep her identity a secret as she tries to find Gus.
ISBN 9780143305330
Series Our Australian girl series (44 books)
Publisher Puffin Australia, 2011
Wang, Gabrielle & Masciullo, Lucia (ill)
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Poppy comes home
It's 1864 and Poppy, disguised as a lost princess from India, has joined a travelling medicine show. They're about to enter the town of Beechworth, where her brother Gus told her he was heading months before. Poppy is so happy to think that she might find Gus at last. But when Poppy follows the clues, they lead her to the cemetery.
ISBN 9780143305354
Series Our Australian girl series (44 books)
Publisher Puffin Australia, 2011
Wang, Gabrielle & Masciullo, Lucia (ill)
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Lion drummer
Lulu dreams that, one day, she will be the lion drummer in the Chinese dragon parade. But, through years of tradition, the drummer has always been a male and Lulu is told that girls cannot learn the drums.
ISBN 9780143303138
Series Aussie bites (84 books)
Publisher Puffin Australia, 2008
Wang, Gabrielle & McLean, Andrew
No book cover.
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Fossils
Find out what a fossil is, how they are classified and how to start a collection. The book provides photographs and annotations for over 500 invertebrate, vertebrate and plant fossils to make it easy to recognize and place a fossil in its correct genus. Includes a glossary to help with technical and scientific terms.
ISBN 9780751327960
Series Eyewitness series (36 books)
Publisher Dorling Kindersley, 2000
Ward, David
No book cover.
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Wandering girl
Glenyse, an aboriginal Australian, is forcibly taken from her parents and raised in a strict Catholic institution. At seventeen, she's sent to work as a domestic on a rich, West Australian farm where she's treated very harshly. Housed in a dirty garage, fed inferior food after cooking sumptuous meals for the family to eat in their luxurious dining room, given unfamiliar tasks with no instruction, Glenyse is debased and humiliated.
ISBN 9781875641246
Publisher Magabala Books, 1996
Ward, Glenyse
No book cover.
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Dragon horse
Aeons ago, dragons spread terror across the Chinese empire. Their descendants became magnificent horses, which are now drawn into a battle, caused by an ancient evil and the destiny of two brothers.
ISBN 9780552553544
Publisher Corgi Books, 2009
Ward, Peter
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Charlotte and the starlet
Charlotte is a thirteen year old girl with aspirations of joining the Junior Olympic Equestrian Squad. She loves riding and knows she is good but nothing has prepared her for the dirty tricks that other competitors have up their sleeves.
ISBN 9781741661248
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2007
Warner, Dave
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Glister and the faerie host
Glister is sad - her mother is missing and Christmas just wouldn't be the same without her. Once Glister has ventured into Faerieland in search of her beloved lost mum, very strange things start to happen and her biggest challenge will be finding her way home again. Graphic novel format.
ISBN 9781406320503
Series Glister series (3 of 4)
Publisher Walker Books Australia Pty Ltd, 2010
Topics / Graphic novels /
Watson, Andi
No book cover.
Glister 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 Glister series (4 books)
Watson, Andi
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Glister: the family tree
Glister and her father live at Chilblain Hall, home to an orchard with a remarkable collection of trees. It includes the very special Butterworth Tree. It is said that when the Butterworth Tree blooms, a bumper crop of Butterworth relatives, from the past, present and future, will fall. Glister longs to have a big family. Graphic novel format.
ISBN 9781406320510
Series Glister series (4 of 4)
Publisher Walker Books, 2010
Topics / Graphic novels /
Watson, Andi
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Glister: the haunted teapot
Strange things happen around Glister Butterworth. One day, a teapot is delivered to her home and when Glister makes a cup of tea to share with her dad, they find they have uninvited company. An unhappy writer, Phillip Bulwark-Stratton, is haunting the teapot and demanding Glister's help to write on his behalf. Graphic novel format.
ISBN 9781406320480
Series Glister series (1 of 4)
Publisher Walker Books, 2009
Topics / Graphic novels /
Watson, Andi
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Glister: the house hunt
Glister lives in her family home, Chilblain Hall, where the wind squeals through the gaps in the window frames and anything can happen. When the chairman of the village-in-bloom competition insults Chilblain Hall, the house gets in a huff and disappears. Graphic novel format.
ISBN 9781406320497
Series Glister series (2 of 4)
Publisher Walker Books, 2009
Topics / Graphic novels /
Watson, Andi
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Talking in whispers
Set in Chile, this political thriller takes the reader on a physical and emotional journey into a military coup. A powerful and disturbing novel about one boy's attempt to reveal the abuse of power and torture used by the state.
ISBN 9780141300795
Publisher Penguin, 1998
Watson, James
No book cover.
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Gerander series, The: Secret of Zanzibar, The
Time is running out as Queen Eugenia prepares to crown herself as absolute ruler of Greater Gerander. Alistair and Tibby Rose travel on a daring mission into dangerous territory to stop her. Alice and Alex risk their lives by returning to the enemy stronghold. They must act now to restore Zanzibar to the throne or lose their homeland forever. But, Zanzibar has a secret and it may cost Alistair his life.
ISBN 9780733330650
Series The Gerander trilogy series (3 of 3)
Publisher ABC Books, 2015
Watts, Frances
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Gerander trilogy, The: Song of the Winns, The
Alex, Alice and Alistair are triplets who think they are just three ordinary mice until Alistair mysteriously vanishes. Then, Alex and Alice learn a secret about their family, a secret which means Alistair's life is in danger unless they can find him first. So begins a hair-raising journey as Alex and Alice try to outrun enemy agents in a desperate race against time.
ISBN 9780733327865
Series The Gerander trilogy series (1 of 3)
Publisher ABC Books, 2010
Watts, Frances
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Gerander trilogy, The: Spies of Gerander, The
Alex, Alice and Alistair are triplet mice. With their country in danger, Alice and Alex are sent on an undercover mission, right into the heart of enemy territory. Meanwhile, Alistair and his friend, Tibby Rose, set out to rescue Alistair's parents from a remote island prison. But, someone is determined to stop them, someone who knows their every move. It seems there is a traitor.
ISBN 9780733329142
Series The Gerander trilogy series (2 of 3)
Publisher ABC Books, 2011
Watts, Frances
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Peony lantern, The
When Kasumi leaves her remote village for the teeming city of Edo, her life is transformed. She has been chosen by a samurai to become a lady-in-waiting to his new wife. Kasumi is surprised as she has no skills for this role and, worst of all, she is always in trouble for speaking her mind. Surely, this will get her into trouble with her new mistress. When Kasumi learns of a secret that puts them both in danger, she must solve the mystery, behind the danger they face, in order to save herself and her mistress.
ISBN 9780733332920
Publisher ABC Books, 2015
Watts, Frances
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The Gerander 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 Gerander trilogy series (3 books)
Watts, Frances
No book cover.
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Mennyms, The
A family of rag dolls has survived on its own for forty years until now, but they may not be able to survive if their secret is betrayed.
ISBN 9780099433323
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2002
Waugh, Sylvia
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Extraordinary and unusual adventures of Horatio Lyle, The
Set in Victorian London, a former Special Constable who loves science and inventions must solve a case for her Majesty's government. Mystery, conspiracy and even a touch of the supernatural. Blasphemous language may offend some readers.
ISBN 9781904233787
Publisher Time Warner, 2006
Webb, Catherine
No book cover.
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Daddy Long-Legs
An enchanting classic set in a boarding school. An orphan attempts to identify and come closer to her benefactor.
ISBN 9780486423678
Publisher Dover Publications, 2002
Webster, Jean
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Not my sister
Lana's dad and Guy's mum are going to get married but Lana and Guy hate each other. After trying to sabotage the wedding so they don't have to live in the same house, their problems are solved in an unusual way.
ISBN 9780340866146
Publisher Hodder Children's Books (UK), 2004
Weeks, S
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Frankie and Joely
Frankie and Joely are best friends. It's summer and they escape the city and their mums for a country holiday. But, when Joely introduces Frankie to Thommo and Mack, her country cousins, it's soon clear that more than the heat is getting under their skins. Simmering jealousies and festering secrets test their friendship. Local boy Rory stirs things up even more and secrets start to blister. Usually read by students in Years 9, 10 or above.
ISBN 9780702253638
Publisher University of Queensland Press, 2015
Weetman, Nova
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Haunting of Lily Frost, The
When Lily Frost's parents move to a country town called Gideon, things are dire. Lily has left her best friend and knows no one. But, someone seems to know her and it isn't exactly welcoming. Lily is thrown into the path of cute local boy, Danny, but he's not giving anything away. It's up to Lily to make sense of the watery footprints on her floor and the cold air that constantly seeps into her bones.
ISBN 9780702250156
Publisher University of Queensland Press, 2014
Weetman, Nova
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Secrets we keep, The
Clem Timmins has lost it all, her house, her possessions and her clothes. Now living in a tiny flat with her dad, she has to go to a new school, far from what she knows. On Clem's first day, she meets Ellie and, to fit in, Clem reveals a secret she immediately regrets sharing. When Clem receives a letter she doesn't want to read, it becomes clear that she can't run from her past forever, especially when the truth appears right in front of her face.
ISBN 9780702254215
Publisher University of Queensland Press, 2016
Weetman, Nova
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Everything is changed
Jake and Alex. Best mates. One terrible mistake. Two lives that will never be the same. Told in reverse, this powerful and gritty novel moves through the wreckage of a broken friendship, back to the moment when everything changed.
ISBN 9780702254161
Publisher University of Queensland Press, 2016
Weetman, Nova
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Meet Banjo Paterson
Andrew Barton Paterson spent his early years in country NSW. He was sent to finish his education in Sydney, where he eventually worked as a lawyer. Paterson missed the bush and, using the pseudonym, the Banjo, after the horse he used to ride, began to write poems and stories that brought the bush to the city. He is famous for The Man from Snowy River and Waltzing Matilda.
ISBN 9780857980083
Publisher Random House Children's Books, 2015
Weidenbach, Kristin & Gulliver Hancock, James (ill)
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Dolphin book: good vibrations, The
Dolphins are our closest relatives in the ocean. They are warm-blooded mammals and give birth to fully formed babies that feed on milk from their mothers. Dolphins love to play and often swim with humans at the beach. Dolphins are usually friendly but they are wild predators and can be aggressive.
ISBN 9781742030753
Publisher Black Dog Books, 2009
Weir, Jeff
No book cover.
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Shrek: the novel
A contemporary fairy tale of a monster from the swamp.
ISBN 9780141312491
Publisher Penguin, 2001
Weiss, Ellen
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Time travelling with a hamster
My dad died twice. Once when he was thirty nine and again, four years later, when he was twelve. The first time had nothing to do with me. The second time definitely did. When Al Chaudhury discovers his late dad's time machine, he finds that going back to the 1980s requires daring and imagination. It also requires lies, theft, burglary and setting his school on fire. All without losing his pet hamster, Alan Shearer.
ISBN 9780008156312
Publisher HarperCollins Children's Books, 2016
Welford, Ross
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Getting started with Raspberry Pi
If you want to learn how computers work, this book introduces you to the world of computing with the Raspberry Pi, the small, inexpensive and super-cool microcomputer that teaches real tech skills. Use the Pi to create things while learning all about computers, from the inside out. Create music, using Sonic Pi to record your own songs. Combine Python and Minecraft to programme your own video game world.
ISBN 9781119262657
Series Dummies Junior series NEW SERIES 2017 (12 books)
Publisher John Wiley & Sons Australia Ltd, 2016
Topics / STEM /
Wentk, Richard
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Bronze and Sunflower
In China, during the Cultural Revolution, Sunflower, a young city girl, moves to the country. Life is lonely and isolated until she meets Bronze, who, unable to speak, is ostracised by the village boys. The pair becomes inseparable. When Bronze's family agrees to take Sunflower in, she is overjoyed and Bronze has got the sister he always wanted. But, life is hard and Bronze's family can barely afford to feed themselves.
ISBN 9781406348460
Publisher Walker Books, 2015
Wenxuan, Cao & Wang, Helen (trans)
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Worlds next door
Let your imagination wander and wonder. Science fiction, fantasy, humour and horror feature in twenty-five diverse, short stories by well-known and new Australian authors.
ISBN 9780980777017
Publisher FableCroft Publishing, 2010
Wessely, Tehani (ed)
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Night vision
Viola can't go out in the sun. If she does, it will kill her. Even fluorescent lights can do her harm. So, her parents invest in night vision goggles and let her roam the nearby forest at night for fun. When Viola sees something that she will not ignore, she has a choice to make. But, choices come with consequences and hers may have dangerous implications. Usually read by students in Years 9, 10 or above.
ISBN 9781743317662
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2014
West, Ella
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Machine gunners, The
Chas finds a crashed German bomber plane with a machine gun intact. During 1941, he and his friends believe that they can help the war effort in England.
ISBN 9780330397858
Publisher Pan Macmillan London, 2001
Westall, Robert
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Afterworlds
Darcy, a budding author, arrives in New York City, to live her dream life as a published author of a novel, 'Afterworlds'. Told in alternating chapters is Darcy's novel, a suspenseful thriller about Lizzie, a teen who slips into the 'Afterworld', a place between the living and the dead, to survive a terrorist attack. The stories intertwine and one reality becomes the other. A challenging read; usually read by students in Years 9, 10 or above.
ISBN 9780143572046
Publisher Penguin, 2014
Westerfeld, Scott
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Uglies
First book in a trilogy. In an evil, future world, everyone has plastic surgery at sixteen to make them attractive and, thus, equal. A rebel group believes individuality is more important. Tally is torn between loyalty and her desire to be a Pretty.
ISBN 9780689865381
Publisher Simon Pulse, 2005
Westerfeld, Scott
No book cover.
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Swarm
Two strangers with new powers take to the dance floor at the Zeroes' underground nightclub. The Zeroes pursue them, only to discover that they're fleeing an even more sinister power-wielder, Swarm. If they are to stay safe, the Zeroes must learn all they can about this dangerous new player. But, each of the Zeroes has their own issues to deal with. It's up to Flicker to pick up the reins and lead the Zeroes into a terrifying showdown. Sequel to Zeroes. Mature themes. Usually read by students in years 9, 10 or above.
ISBN 9781925267242
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2016
Westerfeld, Scott & Lanagan, Margo & Biancotti, Deborah
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Zeroes
Six teens have powers that set them apart. Ethan has a voice inside him that'll say what you want to hear, true or not. This is handy, except when the voice starts gabbing in the middle of a bank robbery. To help Sam, the group's leader pulls the scattered Zeroes back together. But, the rescue goes wrong and they must deal with dangerous criminals. In the chaos, they find Kelsie, who can take a crowd in the palm of her hand and tame it, or let it loose as she pleases. Mature themes. Usually read by Years 9, 10 or above.
ISBN 9781925266955
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2015
Westerfeld, Scott & Lanagan, Margo & Biancotti, Deborah
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Behemoth
The behemoth is the fiercest creature in the British navy. The Darwinists will need it now they are at war with the Austrian Clanker powers. Alek, heir to the Austrian throne, is posing as a commoner while Deryn Sharp, a girl, is posing as a boy in the British Air Service. Despite their different philosophies, the pair unite aboard the airship Leviathan, hoping to end the war. Usually read by students in Years 9, 10 or above.
ISBN 9780670073047
Series The Leviathan trilogy series (2 of 3)
Publisher Penguin Books Australia, 2010
Westerfeld, Scott & Thompson, Keith (ill)
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Goliath
Alek and Deryn are on the last leg of their quest to end World War I, reclaim Alek's throne as Prince of Austria and, finally, fall in love. But, their ship, the Leviathan, continues to detour farther away from the heart of the war and the crown. And, a potential relationship would be a lot easier if Alek knew Deryn was a girl, and if they weren't technically enemies. Usually read by students in Years 9, 10 or above.
ISBN 9780670073054
Series The Leviathan trilogy series (3 of 3)
Publisher Penguin Books Australia, 2011
Westerfeld, Scott & Thompson, Keith (ill)
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Leviathan
On the cusp of World War 1, Prince Aleksandar flees Austria in a Cyklop Stormwalker, a war machine that walks on two legs. In Britain, Deryn Sharp is training to be an airman, hoping no-one will discover she's a girl. She serves on the Leviathan, a massive biological airship, functioning as a self-contained ecosystem. When the two teens cross paths, the line between enemy and ally is no longer clear. Usually read by students in Years 9, 10 or above.
ISBN 9780143206088
Series The Leviathan trilogy series (1 of 3)
Publisher Penguin Books Australia, 2009
Westerfeld, Scott & Thompson, Keith (ill)
No book cover.
The Leviathan 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 Leviathan trilogy series (3 books)
Westerfeld, Scott & Thompson, Keith (ill)
No book cover.
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Ministry of pandemonium
Ben Harvester doesn't make friends easily, preferring to spend his time and his talent for drawing in graveyards. It is in one such cemetery that Ben discovers another of his gifts, the ability to see the newly-dead. He is drawn into a battle of good against evil, with grotesque creatures seemingly gaining the ascendency, while Ben is both the cause of the trouble and also its solution.
ISBN 9781847801906
Publisher Frances Lincoln, 2011
Westwood, Chris
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Danny da Vinci: the giant horse of Milan
Humorous description of the creation of da Vinci's Horse of Sforza statue. Danny da Vinci and his best friend, Mick Angelo, are apprentices in Uncle Leo's art studio when he is commissioned to make a giant, marble horse.
ISBN 9780733319150
Publisher ABC Books, 2007
Whatley, Bruce & Smith, Rosie
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Crongton knights
For McKay, living on the South Crongton council estate has become even tougher since his mum died. His dad is working all hours, his brother rides the streets at night, tempting trouble. And, after an heroic but misguided mission to help a girl, McKay is facing a crazy ex-boyfriend, power-tripping hood-rats and a violent gangster. He never asked for trouble. During one mad night of adventure and danger, McKay will find out who his true friends are and what it means to stick with family. Usually read by students in Years 9, 10 or above.
ISBN 9780349002323
Publisher Little, Brown & Co, 2016
Wheatle, Alex
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Liccle Bit
Venetia King is the coolest girl at school. Too bad Lemar is the second shortest guy in his year. Everyone calls him Liccle Bit. Things aren't much better at home. His mum is permanently hassled, his sister a frustrated single mum and his dad moved out years ago. Liccle Bit wishes he could do something to make life better. Even a new phone would be good. When a gang war breaks out, Liccle Bit somehow finds himself running errands for Crongton's notorious gang leader. But, when he hears about a killing on the estate, Liccle is forced to question his choices. Usually read by students in Years 9, 10 or above.
ISBN 9780349001999
Publisher Atom Publishing, 2015
Wheatle, Alex
No book cover.
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Five times dizzy
A Greek family run a deli in Newtown in Sydney, but Ya Ya, the grandmother, is homesick for Greece.
ISBN 9780733606168
Publisher Hodder Headline Australia Pty Ltd, 1997
Wheatley, Nadia
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House that was Eureka, The
Two tales twist together at 203 Liberty Street, Newtown. In 1985, sixteen year old Evie and her family move into a new home, which appears to be haunted. Evie dreams of running footsteps, shouting voices and loud banging. Fifty years previously, during the Great Depression, Lizzie and her family live at number 203. Her family faces eviction and the local communist movement barricades the house. The final chapters reveal the connections between the past and the present. Usually read by students in Years 9, 10 or above.
ISBN 9781922147189
Publisher Text Publishing Co, 2013
Wheatley, Nadia
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My Australian story: a banner bold, the diary of Rosa Aarons, Ballarat Goldfield, 1854
Rosa goes to the Ballarat goldfields with her parents in 1854, during the lead up to the Eureka Stockade. She keeps a daily journal of her experiences - a fresh and interesting minutiae of daily life on the goldfields.
ISBN 9781865042640
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2000
Wheatley, Nadia
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Flight
Tonight is the night. The family has to flee. Set in biblical times, a small family sets off across a desert in search of refuge from persecution in their own country. Beset by heat and thirst, and threatening tanks, they travel towards a refugee camp and safety, while they wait for asylum in another country. An ancient story becomes a fable for our times.
ISBN 9781922081483
Publisher Windy Hollow Books, 2015
Wheatley, Nadia & Greder, Armin (ill)
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Luke's way of looking
All the boys in Luke's art class see things the same way, except for Luke. When Luke visits an art gallery, he sees some amazing paintings and, whoever created them, sees things just the way Luke does. Luke feels as though he fits in.
ISBN 9780733614378
Publisher Hodder Headline Australia Pty Ltd, 2001
Wheatley, Nadia & Ottley, Matt
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My place
Using maps, the author traces the history of one special Australian neighbourhood back two hundred years.
ISBN 9780582811072
Publisher Pearson Education Australia, 2000
Wheatley, Nadia & Rawlins, Donna (ill)
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Australians all
Covers the history of our continent from the Ice Age to the Apology, from the arrival of the First Fleet to the Mabo Judgement. Some of the subjects of the eighty mini-biographies of young Australians have become nationally or even internationally famous. Others were legends in their own families and communities.
ISBN 9781741146370
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2013
Wheatley, Nadia & Searle, Ken (ill)
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Lucy in the leap year
Lucy's whole world is her home and her father and their life together.
ISBN 9781862912458
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 1994
Wheatley, Nadia & Searle, Ken (ill)
No book cover.
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Papunya School book of country and history
A unique and fascinating account, from an Indigenous perspective, of the history of Western Desert communities.
ISBN 9781865085258
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2001
Wheatley, Nadia & staff & students of Papunya School
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Playground
Read the true stories about the childhood of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, compiled from memoirs and oral histories. Find out about getting bush tucker, going fishing, taking part in ceremony, playing games and having fun. The warmth of home, the love of family and the strength of community shine through every story. Eighty Elders, both past and present, have contributed their words or artwork.
ISBN 9781742370972
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2011
Wheatley, Nadia (ed) & Searle, Ken (ill)
No book cover.
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Mister Cassowary
City boy, Flynn, goes to Mission Beach with his Dad to prepare Grandad Barney's banana farm for sale. Flynn has never been north before, even when his Grandad was alive. When Flynn meets local girl, Abby, and finds two lost baby cassowaries, he is determined to find out about Grandad's mysterious death, and why his Dad refuses to talk about. And, he wants to know why his Dad is so scared of cassowaries.
ISBN 9780702253881
Publisher University of Queensland Press, 2015
Wheeler, Samantha
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Smooch and Rose
When Rose and Gran save a baby koala from a pack of blood-hungry dogs, Rose is so happy - caring for bush babies is her dream. But things change for the worse when Gran gets a letter from the bank. Then Uncle Malcolm mentions bulldozers and Rose realises it's not just her that's at stake.
ISBN 9780702249860
Publisher University of Queensland Press, 2013
Wheeler, Samantha
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Homeless bird
At thirteen, Koly enters a traditional Indian, arranged marriage and is widowed in months. She is imprisoned in her husband's home until abandoned to spend her days in worship with other widows. Koly discovers opportunities and savage crimes among those who would help her and those who would exploit her.
ISBN 9781845079772
Publisher Frances Lincoln, 2009
Whelan, Gloria
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Letters to Leonardo
It's Matt's fifteenth birthday and he receives a card from his mother, whom he grew up believing to be dead. Feeling betrayed by both his parents, he begins writing letters to Leonardo da Vinci to help sort out the mess in his head. Through the connections he makes between his own life and that of Leonardo, Matt unravels the mystery and discovers his mother's secrets. Includes complex issues about mental health.
ISBN 9781921150883
Publisher Walker Books, 2009
White, Dee
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Charlotte's web
Charlotte, the spider, spins messages in her web to help save her friend, Wilbur, the pig.
ISBN 9780140301854
Publisher Puffin USA, 1973
White, E B
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Stuart Little
Mr and Mrs Little are delighted with their second son, even if he is a mouse. A fantasy about Stuart, the mouse, and his relationship with his human brother and parents.
ISBN 9780141305066
Publisher Penguin, 2000
White, E B
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Titanic: an Edwardian girl's diary 1912
Margaret Anne is plucked from the orphanage to be the companion of a woman who wishes to travel without her husband. She can't believe her luck when wealthy Mrs Carstairs takes her aboard the great ship, Titanic, bound for America, where she can be reunited with her brother. On the journey, she falls in love with a brave cabin boy. But, one freezing night in April 1912, she finds herself caught up in an unimaginable nightmare.
ISBN 9781407103785
Series My story (16 books)
Publisher Scholastic UK, 2008
White, Ellen Emerson
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Thickety, The: Well of witches
Kara and Taff know that only Grace Stone has the power to reverse her Last Spell on their father and that, in order to save him, they have to first rescue their foe from the Well of Witches. Forgiving Grace should be the hardest part of their journey but the children are confronted by creatures called the Faceless, mysteries as old as magic, and an ancient secret that threatens their very lives. Back in the World, a war against magic is brewing that endangers everyone they care about. Includes supernatural themes of magic, witchcraft and some violence.
ISBN 9780062257321
Series The Thickety series NEW SERIES 2017 (3 books)
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, UK, 2016
White, J A & Offermann, Andrea (ill)
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Thickety, The: Whispering trees, The
The sequel to A path begins continues the story of Kara and Taff who escape their village by riding into the forbidden forest. The dangers of the Thickety are many. The plants are deadly, strange animals whisper among the trees and unknown magic lurks behind every twist of the path. But, more dangerous still, is Sordyr, the forest demon, who pursues them. Supernatural themes of magic, witchcraft and some violence.
ISBN 9780062257291
Series The Thickety series NEW SERIES 2017 (3 books)
Publisher HarperCollins Children's Books, 2015
White, J A & Offermann, Andrea (ill)
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Thickety, The: Path begins, A
When Kara was six, her mother was convicted of witchcraft. Kara and her brother, Taff, are still shunned by the villagers who believe that the only thing more evil than magic is the mysterious forest, the Thickety. When an unusual bird lures Kara into the forbidden forest, she discovers a strange book with unspeakable powers, which might have belonged to her mother. Includes supernatural themes of magic, witchcraft and some violence.
ISBN 9780062257246
Series The Thickety series NEW SERIES 2017 (3 books)
Publisher HarperCollins Children's Books, 2014
White, J A & Offermann, Andrea (ill)
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Mistress Masham's repose
Maria discovers a group of Lilliputians and must protect them from her governess and a cunning vicar.
ISBN 9781851497003
Publisher Antique Collectors Club, 2001
White, T H
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Once and future king
A legend of King Arthur set in the 13th century.
ISBN 9780006483014
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, UK, 1996
White, T H
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Sword in the stone, The
A mythical story of Arthur and his quest led by Merlin, the sorcerer.
ISBN 9780006753995
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, UK, 1999
White, T H
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Billy that died with its boots on, The
Paying homage to the rhythms, word play and humour of Banjo Paterson and C.J Dennis the author has looked to everyday Australian activities, landscapes and people for inspiration. The 65 poems are gathered in fifteen loose groupings including animals, leisure activities, and places. Best read to or with someone.
ISBN 9781922077431
Publisher Walker Books, 2014
Whiteside, Stephen
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Freaky
When Jayden is sent to stay with relatives that he hardly knows, he thinks things can't get any worse. But he's wrong. They live in the country, in a town with no skate park. What's worse, they are cactus freaks with a yard full of spiky plants. Then, when Aunty Nina and Uncle Trev buy a new cactus, things get really freaky. The cactus seems to be coming alive.
ISBN 9781921150791
Series Lightning strikes series (19 books)
Publisher Walker Books, 2009
Whiting, Sue
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Get a grip, Cooper Jones
Cooper Jones longs for the time when life was simple, when all he needed to worry about was whether to change his undies or make do. Now, his life has become all too complicated. Set against the backdrop of a fiery summer, Cooper needs to realise that sometimes you just need to get a grip.
ISBN 9781921529788
Publisher Walker Books, 2010
Whiting, Sue
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Portraits of Celina
Following the death of her father, Bayley's family is not coping, with her sister's rebellious behaviour and her brother feeling guilt about his role in the accident. Bayley is trying to keep things together for everyone. Mum decides a move to an old family home in the country is best, where there is the 40 year old unsolved disappearance of Bayley's cousin, who is using Bayley to seek revenge.
ISBN 9781922077479
Publisher Walker Books Australia Pty Ltd, 2013
Whiting, Sue
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Children of the lost, The
Mark and Lily have been banished from Agora, the ancient city-state where everything is for sale, memories, emotions and even children. Lost and alone they discover Giseth, a seemingly perfect land where everyone is equal and possessions are unknown. Lily believes they will find the secret of their entwined destiny. But paradise comes at a price.
ISBN 9780141330129
Publisher Penguin, 2010
Whitley, David
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Midnight charter, The
In the city of Agora, anything can be bought and sold. Even children are possessions until their twelfth birthday. Mark has been sold by his father, and Lily, an orphan from birth, has bartered for her life. Thrown together, they face an existence of poverty and servitude, unless they can find a way to break free. But, unbeknown to Mark and Lily, they are being watched by the ruler of the city.
ISBN 9780141323718
Publisher Puffin UK, 2009
Whitley, David
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Get coding
In this fun guide to coding for beginners, learn how to develop real coding skills by following step by step instructions and completing six exciting missions. Code your own website, app and game, and learn html, CSS and JavaScript.
ISBN 9781406366846
Publisher Walker Books, 2016
Topics / STEM /
Whitney, David & Beedie, Duncan (ill)
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Wild, The
A poignant, sad story of the bond between two brothers, Alexi and Misha, who salvage and sell Soviet space junk. When Misha suffers seizures, Alexi takes his young brother to Moscow for proper treatment, leaving behind their family and livelihood.
ISBN 9780340884539
Publisher Hodder Children's Books (Australia), 2005
Whyman, Matt
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Drop kick, The
The members of Duncan's family are sports mad and have heaps of trophies. Duncan is the odd one out and not good at any sport. Duncan's Dad says he can have a pet of his own if he kicks the winning goal for the football team.
ISBN 9781862915152
Publisher Omnibus Books, 2003
Wickes, Annette
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Bad eggs
Hard Boiled Egg has a mystery to solve in the fridge. It takes him through all the shelves as he tries to catch the Bad Eggs. A very punny story, written in simple text.
ISBN 9780734405661
Publisher Thomas C Lothian Pty Ltd, 2003
Wide, Steve & Mackintosh, Michelle (ill)
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Two peas in a pad
Two peas have the grooviest pad in town and hold the best parties. A funny book, jam-packed with tasty characters.
ISBN 9780734405180
Publisher Thomas C Lothian Pty Ltd, 2003
Wide, Steve & Mackintosh, Michelle (ill)
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Christina's Matilda
Most people know the words to the song Waltzing Matilda and that it was written by the poet Banjo Paterson. But, not many know the origin of the tune. In 1885, Christina Macpherson played an old Scottish marching tune and Banjo Paterson, who was visiting the family, liked it and wrote words to accompany the music. Banjo and the song became famous but Christina's role was forgotten until the 1970s.
ISBN 9781921479878
Publisher IP (Interactive Publications Pty Ltd), 2011
Wignell, Edel & Botte, Elizabeth (ill)
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Thirst
Fourteen year old Karanda Hooke doesn't need anybody or anything. On her way to her sixth foster home, a crash leaves her stranded in the outback, with only a backpack, a bottle of water and a stained picture of the mother she hasn't seen in years. This is her chance to escape her old life. There's only one thing in her way. Eight year old Solomon, a fellow foster child, who was also in the car.
ISBN 9781742839660
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2015
Wilcock, Lizzie
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Beast
Eleven year old Jamie, a fearful boy, confronts his biggest fear, the class bully. Through his ordeal, he comes to realise that, while magic can't stop bad things from happening, intelligence and courage can.
ISBN 9781862911468
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 1992
Wild, Margaret
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Vanishing moment, The
Arrow is haunted by a childhood tragedy. Marika is caught in a nightmare from which there is no escape. They are both looking for answers and when they come across a magician, they are tempted by a possibility of a way out.
ISBN 9781743315903
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2013
Wild, Margaret
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Treasure box, The
Peter, a young boy, and his father must flee their town when the enemy orders 'everyone out of their houses'. They take with them a treasure box which contains, 'no rubies, no silver, no gold' but instead holds a book 'about our people, about us'.
ISBN 9780670073658
Publisher Penguin Books Australia, 2013
Wild, Margaret & Blackwood, Freya (ill)
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Fox
A story about an unusual friendship between a dog and a magpie. Magpie's wing is injured in a fire and she can no longer fly. She is looked after by Dog, who is blind in one eye. He wills Magpie to get better and enjoy her life again. The friendship continues until Fox arrives. Seeing the pair cosily together, Fox conspires to separate them.
ISBN 9781929132164
Publisher Kane/Miller, 2001
Wild, Margaret & Brooks, Ron
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Dream of the thylacine, The
The last of the thylacine, or Tasmanian Tigers, died in Hobart Zoo in the late 1930s. With actual images of this animal incorporated within the text and landscapes, you can almost feel its anguished cry for freedom. The verse is powerful and succinct urging a respect for what is no more.
ISBN 9781742373836
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2011
Wild, Margaret & Brooks, Ron (ill)
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House of Narcissus, The
A beautiful house in Venice, rich in history, revisits its past stories in the context of the present. It is a house that has shunned all inhabitants but eventually it welcomes a fragile cat and opens its heart to life.
ISBN 9780733310492
Publisher ABC Books, 2001
Wild, Margaret & Harris, Wayne (ill)
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Jenny Angel
Jenny's little brother, Davy, is very ill and her mother says that no one will be able to keep him alive. But, Jenny thinks that as long as she watches over Davy, nothing can happen. An emotionally charged story about a young girl's courageous stand, and the uncertainty and beauty of life.
ISBN 9780140545258
Publisher Penguin, 2002
Wild, Margaret & Spudvilas, Anne
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Woolvs in the sitee
A boy living alone must face his greatest fear, the woolvs (wolves). A dark, brooding story with strong illustrations. Ideal for visual literacy.
ISBN 9780670041671
Publisher Penguin, 2006
Wild, Margaret & Spudvilas, Anne (ill)
No book cover.
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Vampyre
I am Vampyre, feared and despised. I live in darkness. I long for light. From the depths of his dark vampyre world, a young vampyre boy reflects on his joyous childhood, compared with his current life and his longing to join the light.
ISBN 9781921529221
Publisher Walker Books Australia Pty Ltd, 2011
Wild, Margaret & Yeo, Andrew (ill)
No book cover.
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Happy prince, The and other stories
A collection of Wilde's classic stories that include The Selfish Giant and The Happy Prince. The story of the statue of a once pleasure-loving Prince who, with the help of a once selfish swallow, helps the poor and suffering people in their distress.
ISBN 9781853261237
Publisher Wordsworth Editions Ltd, 2002
Wilde, Oscar
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Selfish giant, The
The children always played in the giant's garden, but when he returned after years away, he said 'What are you doing here' and the children fled.
ISBN 9781742376509
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2012
Wilde, Oscar & Voutila, Rita (ill)
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Bloody tower: a Tudor girl's diary 1553-1559
It is after Henry VIII's death and King Edward is very sickly. Queen Mary will come to the throne, ousting Lady Jane Grey. Mary's executioners will be busy removing her perceived enemies. Even Princess Elizabeth, the future queen of England, is imprisoned in the Tower. Tilly Middleton, who lives in the Tower of London where her father works, finds she has an important role to play.
ISBN 9781407104775
Series My story (16 books)
Publisher Scholastic UK, 2008
Wilding, Valerie
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Highway girl: an English girl's diary 1670
When Susannah and her brother are orphaned, she is forced to live on the charity of distant relatives in England while he seeks his fortune in America. When news arrives that her brother is dangerously ill, Susannah will stop at nothing, even highway robbery, to get the money she desperately needs to save his life. It is 1670, when times are hard and punishments harsh.
ISBN 9781407108704
Series My story (16 books)
Publisher Scholastic UK, 2009
Wilding, Valerie
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Road to war: a First World War girl's diary 1916-1917
It is 1917 and Daffy Rowntree's brother has gone missing in action somewhere in Europe in the First World War, known as the Great War of 1914-1918. Daffy is determined to do something to help in the war effort and finds herself in the mud and horror of the battlefields of France amongst the dead and wounded. She drives an ambulance, transports the wounded from the trenches and searches for her lost brother.
ISBN 9781407104614
Series My story (16 books)
Publisher Scholastic UK, 2008
Wilding, Valerie
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To kill a queen: an Elizabethan girl's diary 1583-1586
In the 1580s, Queen Elizabeth's enemies plot against her, planning to kill her and place Mary, Queen of Scots, on the throne. Kitty Lumdsden's father, Sir Nicholas, is abroad, working on secret projects for the Queen and her brother is mixing with suspicious characters. As Mary's supporters come closer and become more powerful by the minute, Kitty fears that they'll all be thrown into the Tower.
ISBN 9781407108124
Series My story (16 books)
Publisher Scholastic UK, 2008
Wilding, Valerie
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Archie's war
Archie's first hand experience of being in London during the Great War of 1914-1918 is told through his scrapbook.
ISBN 9781406304275
Publisher Walker Books, 2007
Wiliams, Marcia
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Fantastica: ghost ship
Orphaned children of the King and Queen must fight to rescue the people of the star lands, now flooded by the evil Emperor Flood.
ISBN 9781862916487
Series Fantastica series (11 of 8)
Publisher Omnibus Books, 2007
Wilkins, Kim
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Fantastica: sorcerer of the waves
Asa and Rollo are the royal children of the Star Lands. Emperor Flood, the court magician, has usurped the power of their parents. With loyal friends and their shape-shifting abilities, they must pit themselves against Flood to reclaim the kingdom.
ISBN 9781862916562
Series Fantastica series (13 of 8)
Publisher Omnibus Books, 2007
Wilkins, Kim
No book cover.
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Fantastica: the star queen
Asa and Rollo decide to try to find out the fate of their parents. Flood captures Northseeker and the children are separated. They follow the ship to Flood's Castle Crag, where the final mystery awaits.
ISBN 9781862916579
Series Fantastica series (14 of 8)
Publisher Omnibus Books, 2007
Wilkins, Kim
No book cover.
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Fantastica: tide stealers
Asa and Rollo, are in trouble as pirates called tide stealers raid their stronghold and steal the moonstone star, the royal symbol of the Star Lands.
ISBN 9781862916555
Series Fantastica series (12 of 8)
Publisher Omnibus Books, 2007
Wilkins, Kim
No book cover.
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Alexander the great: reckless conqueror
Believing he was descended from Achilles and Hercules, Alexander set out to better their heroic deeds. For eight years, he led the Macedonians, mostly on foot, defeating huge armies and proving to be either a brilliant warrior or a ruthless invader.
ISBN 9781876372330
Publisher Black Dog Books, 2004
Wilkinson, Carole
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Atmospheric
Talking about the weather used to be small talk. Now, it's the hottest topic on Earth. We can't survive without Earth's atmosphere yet, most of the time, we ignore it. Our atmosphere is treated as a rubbish dump for our greenhouse gas emissions. Slowly but surely, what we are doing is changing the Earth's climate. In small chunks, this book cuts through the many voices raised around climate change to tell the story of our atmosphere, what is putting our climate at risk and what we can do about it.
ISBN 9781925126372
Publisher Black Dog Books, 2016
Wilkinson, Carole
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Black snake: the daring of Ned Kelly
Offers historical insights, without glorification, into the life of the outlaw as told by characters present at the various events in Ned's life. Supported by archival photographs, press clippings and quotes from correspondence and other documents.
ISBN 9781876372934
Publisher Black Dog Books, 2005
Wilkinson, Carole
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Blood brothers
The year is 325 and the powerful Han Dynasty is no more. Kai is 465 years old, a teenager in dragon years. His search for the person predestined to be his dragonkeeper leads him to a Buddhist novice, Tao. But, Tao, believing his path lies elsewhere, has no interest in caring for a difficult dragon. Tao must listen to the voice within himself and learn that no journey ever reveals its true purpose until it's over.
ISBN 9781742031897
Series Dragonkeeper series (4 of 5)
Publisher Black Dog Books, 2012
Wilkinson, Carole
No book cover.
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Dragon dawn
At less than 1000 years old, Danzi is a young dragon. He should be hibernating for winter but has an obligation to deliver an inheritance to the family of his old Dragonkeeper's family. His duty is interrupted when he rescues a man from some brutal soldiers. It is a dangerous time for a dragon to be without a keeper.
ISBN 9781742030623
Publisher Black Dog Books, 2008
Wilkinson, Carole
No book cover.
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Dragon moon
Ancient China, Han Dynasty. Ping and Kai have travelled far but their journey is not yet over. When a hidden message from Danzi makes the way clear, Ping knows that once again the journey of a thousand li begins with a single step.
ISBN 9781742030616
Series Dragonkeeper series (3 of 5)
Publisher Black Dog Books, 2008
Wilkinson, Carole
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Dragonkeeper
A slave girl saves the life of an ageing dragon and escapes her brutal master. Pursued by a ruthless dragon hunter, the girl and the dragon make an epic journey across China carrying a mysterious stone that must be protected.
ISBN 9781742030593
Series Dragonkeeper series (1 of 5)
Publisher Black Dog Books, 2008
Wilkinson, Carole
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Dragonkeeper 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 Dragonkeeper series (5 books)
Wilkinson, Carole
No book cover.
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Fromelles: Australia's bloodiest day at war
The first shots were fired at eleven am on 19 July 1916. The Battle of Fromelles lasted less than twenty-four hours and, when it was over, more than five thousand Australian soldiers had been killed, wounded or taken prisoner. More soldiers died at Fromelles than in the Boer, Korean and Vietnam wars combined. Almost a century later, the attention of the world has once again turned to Fromelles. Usually read by students in Years 9,10 or above.
ISBN 9781742031767
Publisher Black Dog Books, 2011
Wilkinson, Carole
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Garden of the purple dragon
In this sequel to Dragonkeeper, Ping is entrusted with raising the young purple dragon, Kai. Kai is the last dragon in the kingdom and Ping learns there are many who want Kai for money or the healing properties of his body parts.
ISBN 9781742030609
Series Dragonkeeper series (2 of 5)
Publisher Black Dog Books, 2008
Wilkinson, Carole
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Hatshepsut: the lost Pharaoh of Egypt
Hatshepsut was the eldest daughter of Tuthmosis I, a pharaoh who ruled Egypt. Her mother was Queen Ahmose. Explore the mystery surrounding her life and her reign. You can decide if she was a strong ruling pharaoh or a power-hungry princess.
ISBN 9781742030135
Publisher Black Dog Books, 2008
Wilkinson, Carole
No book cover.
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Ramose and the tomb robbers
Ramose has been kidnapped by tomb robbers. He will need all the luck of the gods if he is to return as Pharaoh.
ISBN 9781921167065
Series Ramose series (2 of 4)
Publisher Black Dog Books, 2006
Wilkinson, Carole
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Ramose 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 Ramose series (4 books)
Wilkinson, Carole
No book cover.
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Ramose: prince in exile
Someone tries to kill Prince Ramose. If they think he is dead, he will be safe. He lives in disguise, but will this pampered, selfish prince survive.
ISBN 9781921167058
Series Ramose series (1 of 4)
Publisher Black Dog Books, 2006
Wilkinson, Carole
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Ramose: sting of the scorpion
Ramose is on the run. He has been living in disguise, travelling back to the royal palace where he hopes to regain his place as heir to the throne of Egypt. Ramose may be close to becoming Pharoah but his journey could end with the sting of a scorpion.
ISBN 9781921167225
Series Ramose series (3 of 4)
Publisher Black Dog Books, 2006
Wilkinson, Carole
No book cover.
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Ramose: the wrath of Ra
Everyone has turned against Ramose and someone is trying to kill him. He must escape from the rebels. He needs to find someone willing to help him.
ISBN 9781921167232
Series Ramose series (4 of 4)
Publisher Black Dog Books, 2006
Wilkinson, Carole
No book cover.
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Shadow sister
Tao is learning to be a dragonkeeper but, with no one to teach him, there are dangers at every turn for him and his dragon, Kai. Tricks by unseen spirits, attacks by giant seven-headed snakes and a ghost who turns blood into ice, all test Tao to prove he is worthy.
ISBN 9781922179579
Series Dragonkeeper series (5 of 5)
Publisher Black Dog Books, 2014
Wilkinson, Carole
No book cover.
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Angel fish
Historical novel based on the medieval Children's Crusades. Stefan, a charismatic, religious leader, has convinced Gabriel that only children will be able to liberate the Holy Land from the Infidel. Together, they raise an army and make the arduous journey over the Alps. The power of Stefan's promises dim as they suffer many misadventures.
ISBN 9781742030463
Publisher Black Dog Books, 2009
Wilkinson, Lili
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Boundless sublime, The
Ruby's younger brother has died and her family is torn apart. Ruby feels his death so personally that she has shut herself off from her usual world. When she meets Fox, an idiosyncratic but gentle loner, Ruby is drawn into his special, little community. Fox seems to understand what she's going through and offers her a chance to find peace. But, Ruby discovers that he lives in a terrifying, secretive cult community that is far from the ideal world she expected. Gripping, confronting read. Usually read by Years 9, 10 or above.
ISBN 9781760113360
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2016
Wilkinson, Lili
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Green valentine
Astrid is popular, clever and an environmental activist. Hiro is rude, resentful, and doesn't see the point of school. When they meet, Hiro's wrangling shopping trolleys and doesn't recognise Astrid, who's wearing a lobster suit to highlight a threatened species. She wants to change the world, he wants to survive it. But, ultimately, both believe that the world needs to be saved from itself. Usually read by students in Years 9, 10 and above.
ISBN 9781760110277
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2015
Wilkinson, Lili
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Joan of Arc: the story of Jehanne Darc
Through a mixture of narrative and historical sources, the extraordinary life of Joan of Arc is detailed from her childhood in the small village of Doremy to her eventual burning at the stake, at the tender age of 18. The story follows Joan's quest to have the Dauphin crowned as the true King of France and the English invaders defeated.
ISBN 9781921167003
Publisher Black Dog Books, 2006
Wilkinson, Lili
No book cover.
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Pocketful of eyes, A
Beatrice May Ross, otherwise known as Bee, is in her element working at the taxidermy department at the Museum of Natural History. But, her summer job is full of surprises. For starters, there's a dead body, a mysterious benefactor, a large stuffed tiger and a pocketful of glass eyes. Bee must sift through the clues to discover whether a murder has been committed.
ISBN 9781742376196
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2011
Wilkinson, Lili
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Short
A collection of short stories and poems in which to dip in and out. Some of Australia and New Zealand's best known writers and illustrators for children are featured as well as contributions from young people.
ISBN 9781742030340
Publisher Black Dog Books, 2008
Wilkinson, Lili (ed)
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Endangered
Looks at endangered animals and what wildlife organisations are doing to increase the animals' chances of survival.
ISBN 9781865086644
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2002
Wilkinson, Rick
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It's true: animals are electrifying
A book full of wonders, from snakes that can fly to eggs that can talk, from eels discharging 500 volts to lizards spurting blood from their eyes. Lots of interesting facts and fascinating information about how animals adapt to their environment in bizarre and unexpected ways.
ISBN 9781741143430
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2005
Wilkinson, Rick & Looby, Ric (ill)
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Down the hole: up the tree, across the sandhills, running from the state and Daisy Bates
In the past, Aboriginal people had to hide their children to help them escape from the authorities coming to take them. Includes strong, distinctive illustrations and Aboriginal English with phrases in Yankunytjatjara.
ISBN 9781864650242
Publisher IAD Press, 2000
Williams, Edna Tantjingu & others
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Beatle meets Destiny
Beatle normally doesn't go out on Friday the thirteenth but this is an exception. And, then, there's the attractive girl wearing sunglasses and reading a book. Not only is her name Destiny but her surname is McCartney, and since his real name is John Lennon, and for a whole lot of other spooky reasons, it seems destined that they will be together. But Beatle already has a girlfriend. Some language in context. Usually read by student in Years 9,10 or above.
ISBN 9780143011491
Publisher Penguin Books Australia, 2009
Williams, Gabrielle
No book cover.
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All the questions you ever wanted to ask Adam Goodes
Three children interview great Aussie Rules footballer and role model for indigenous kids, Adam Goodes, who plays for the Sydney Swans.
ISBN 9780975064061
Publisher Indij Readers, 2003
Williams, Jane & others
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Ngay janijirr ngank - this is my word
Raised in Beagle Bay mission, Magdalene had been exposed to her traditional culture by her elders. Her account of the coming of the missionaries, and the resulting destruction of law and culture, is interwoven with the poetry of Nyulnyul stories.
ISBN 9781875641475
Publisher Magabala Books, 1999
Williams, Magdalene & Torres, Pat (ed)
No book cover.
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Adventures of Robin Hood, The
Presented in comic strip and storyboard format, the eleven segments cover the origins of Robin Hood, the outlaws who became his Merry Men and his benefactors.
ISBN 9781406311372
Publisher Walker Books, 2007
Williams, Marcia
No book cover.
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Ancient Egypt: tales of gods and pharaohs
Full of mystery and adventure, the stories of the Egyptian pharaohs and their ancient gods are steeped in thousands of years of history. includes nine stories of Ancient Egypt, retold in comic strip style.
ISBN 9781406326680
Publisher Walker Books, 2011
Williams, Marcia
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Bravo, Mr William Shakespeare
The Globe Theatre is delighted to announce a new season of Mr. William Shakespeare's plays. See As You Like It, Antony and Cleopatra, Richard III, Twelfth Night, King Lear, The Merchant of Venice and Much Ado About Nothing. Each play is presented in dramatic comic-strip form, including Mr Shakespeare's own dialogue and the riotous remarks of the audience.
ISBN 9780744582376
Publisher Walker Books, 2001
Williams, Marcia
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Chaucer's Canterbury tales
Nine classic tales of Chaucer, including The Knight, the Miller, the Reeve, the Wife of Bath, the Franklin, the Clerk, the Summoner, the Pardoner and the Nun's Priest, are presented in comic style format. Chaucer is also represented as a character, who greets and farewells the readers.
ISBN 9780744570076
Publisher Walker Books, 2007
Williams, Marcia
No book cover.
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Greek myths
Eight Greek myths are retold in colourful, comic strip style. Read about Theseus, conqueror of the dreaded Minotaur; the mighty Heracles and his twelve tasks; the tragic lovers, Orpheus and Eurydice; Perseus, the Gorgon-slayer; the musician Arion and his rescue by the dolphins; Pandora and her little box of horrors; the feather-clad fliers, Daedalus and Icarus; and the weaving contest between Ariachne and the goddess Athene.
ISBN 9781406303476
Publisher Walker Books, 2006
Williams, Marcia
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Greek myths for young children
A comic book style is used to retell Greek myths for children.
ISBN 9780744530759
Publisher Walker Books, 1994
Williams, Marcia
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King Arthur and the knights of the round table
The segments cover the classic tales of King Arthur and his origin; Excalibur and the Lady of the Lake; Morgan le Fay; Guinevere and the round table; Sir Lancelot of the Lake; Sir Lancelot's First Quest thwarting a dragon; Princess Elaine; Sir Galahad, the son of Sir Lancelot; 'Camelot; and the Grail Quests of Sir Lancelot, Sir Percival and Sir Galahad.
ISBN 9780744547924
Publisher Walker Books, 1997
Williams, Marcia
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Mr William Shakespeare's plays
Take your place in the Globe Theatre of Shakespeare's day to see seven of his best-loved plays in performance. Romeo and Juliet, Hamlet, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Macbeth, Julius Caesar, The Winter's Tale and The Tempest are all brought life in comic-strip versions, which include the bard's own dialogue and the rowdy remarks of the audience.
ISBN 9781406323344
Publisher Walker Books, 2009
Williams, Marcia
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My secret war diary by Flossie Albright
Flossie is just nine years old when, in 1939, Britain declares war on Germany and her father leaves the family home to join the army. Flossie is left to bring up her baby brother and to face a whole host of new experiences on her own. Her diary becomes an outlet for relaying all the news from at home and abroad.
ISBN 9781406309409
Publisher Walker Books, 2008
Williams, Marcia
No book cover.
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Romans: gods, emperors and dormice, The
Experience life as an ancient Roman through the rise and fall of Rome, through the eyes of a gladiator, dormouse and berry-nibbler.
ISBN 9781406339185
Publisher Walker Books, 2013
Williams, Marcia
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Three cheers for inventors
Find out about some great inventors from hundreds of years ago through to the present time. Follow their successes and difficulties and decide who is your favourite inventor. Includes a wide range of inventions from steam engines to mobile phones.
ISBN 9781406301717
Publisher Walker Books, 2006
Topics / Year 6 easy reads /
Williams, Marcia
No book cover.
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Iliad and the odyssey, The
The segments cover 28 short, exciting, retold incidents from Homer's 'The Iliad', including the Greek/Trojan War, the Trojan Horse, and the characters of Helen of Troy, Paris, Achilles, and 'The Odyssey' including his battles with Cyclops, the Sirens and the Scylla.
ISBN 9781406303483
Publisher Walker Books, 2006
Williams, Marcia (retell)
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Oliver Twist and other great Dickens stories
A picture book retelling the classic tales by Charles Dickens. Stories included are Oliver Twist, Great Expectations, A Tale of Two Cities, David Copperfield and A Christmas Carol.
ISBN 9781406305630
Publisher Walker Books, 2007
Williams, Marcia (retell)
No book cover.
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Boy called Hope, A
Eleven year old Dan Hope has a list of things he wants to come true. He wants his sister, Ninja Grace, to go to university at the North Pole and only come back once a year. He wants his dog, Charles Scalleybones the First, to stop eating the planets from his solar system mobile and throwing them up on the carpet. He want to help Sherlock Holmes solve his most daring mystery yet. But, most of all, he wants his dad to love him.
ISBN 9781409570318
Publisher Usborne Publishing Ltd, 2014
Williamson, Lara
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Boy who sailed ocean in an armchair, The
Eleven year old Becket Rumsey is all at sea. In the middle of the night, his dad has run away with him and his brother, Billy. They've left everything behind, including their almost-mum, Pearl, who gives great hugs. Their father tells them they need not contact Pearl, not even to say goodbye, and that they're starting at a new school after their holiday. Becket just wants is his family to be whole again. With lots of stories, one thousand paper cranes and a snail, Beckett is determined to make his wish come true.
ISBN 9781409576327
Publisher Usborne Publishing Ltd, 2015
Williamson, Lara
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SuperCat vs the chip thief
Tiger is an ordinary, tubby, tabby cat who likes to sleep. Tiger's owner, James, is disappointed because he wanted a fun pet, like a wolf. One day, Tiger licks a toxic sock and is transformed into SuperCat. With his brand new powers and his best friend James, SuperCat must try to save the world, and all the chips, from the dastardly Count Backwards.
ISBN 9780007518630
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, UK, 2014
Willis, Jeanne
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Erik's enigma
You're going to Scandinavia. You can't wait. Viking treasure, snarling wolverines and unexplained deaths of whales. Is the enigmatic Erik a real Viking as he claims, and can he be trusted? It's up to you to find out, if you're prepared to risk all.
ISBN 9781742480886
Series Ranger in Danger series (5 of 3)
Publisher The Five Mile Press Pty Ltd, 2010
Willmore, Sean & Reynolds, Alison
No book cover.
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Hernando's labyrinth
From real-life stories of rangers around the world. Do you have the courage to be a ranger in danger? You're going to South America as a ranger in training and you can't wait! Stinky skunks, gigantic tarantulas, Mayan ruins, and flesh-eating piranhas... Someone's threatening the last Pinta tortoise in the world. Can you save him and stop the evil mastermind, Hernando? Your fate is in your hands.
ISBN 9781741789867
Series Ranger in Danger series (2 of 3)
Publisher The Five Mile Press Pty Ltd, 2010
Willmore, Sean & Reynolds, Alison
No book cover.
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King Cobra's curse
You're off to India, they need your help. But danger awaits! Circling vultures, ferocious leopards, giant snakes, and ruthless poachers... Will you identify the mysterious villain, King Cobra? Or will he find you first?
ISBN 9781742117935
Series Ranger in Danger series (3 of 3)
Publisher The Five Mile Press Pty Ltd, 2010
Willmore, Sean & Reynolds, Alison
No book cover.
Ranger in Danger 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 Ranger in Danger series (3 books)
Willmore, Sean & Reynolds, Alison
No book cover.
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Making YouTube videos
If you've wanted to create a YouTube video, then this book is for you. Find out how to shoot with a phone or camera, edit your clips and add effects.
ISBN 9781119177241
Series Dummies Junior series NEW SERIES 2017 (12 books)
Publisher John Wiley & Sons Australia Ltd, 2015
Topics / STEM /
Willoughby, Nick
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Botanicum
This museum is open all hours. It houses an extraordinary collection of plants, from tiny algae to fascinating carnivores. Gloriously coloured fungi and lichens are here, too. Find out why some plants are green and others are not, how some plants live in water while others are suspended in mid-air, and how some plants feed on flesh. Plants give us some of our biggest, smallest, oldest and smelliest forms of life on Earth. Experience a virtual museum through this fascinating and beautiful book.
ISBN 9781783703944
Series Welcome to the Museum (4 books)
Publisher Templar Publishing, 2016
Topics / STEM /
Wills, Kathie & Scott, Katie (ill)
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Bad girls
Mandy has been picked on at school for as long as she can remember. She can't believe it when cheeky, daring Tanya wants to be her friend. But, Mum thinks Tanya is not a suitable friend and, when Tanya shoplifts, there is trouble ahead.
ISBN 9780440863564
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 1997
Wilson, Jacqueline
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Candyfloss
Floss has a special bond with her penniless father with whom she shares a humorous relationship. By ignoring the teasing from her peers, she is able to discover true friendship.
ISBN 9780385608374
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2006
Wilson, Jacqueline
No book cover.
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Illustrated mum, The
The story of Dolphin, a young girl, living with her mother's depression and a sister, Star, who is on the verge of adulthood. Both cope with living in a very dysfunctional household but their eccentric mum has real difficulties.
ISBN 9780440863687
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2000
Wilson, Jacqueline
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My sister Jodie
Pearl and Jodie, boy-mad sisters and best friends, are full of teen and pre-teen angst. Mum just can't cope with little girls who don't do as they're told, especially precocious Jodie whom, in her frustation, she often lashes out at physically. Pearl can't believe that Jodie would ever choose to leave her but perhaps her story won't have a happy ending. Coarse language used in context.
ISBN 9780385610124
Publisher Doubleday, 2008
Wilson, Jacqueline
No book cover.
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Clean break
Em and her siblings are devastated by their dad's departure. Em escapes to a fantasy world with the help of a reindeer glove puppet.
ISBN 9780385608350
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2005
Wilson, Jacqueline & Sharrat, Nick (ill)
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Cat mummy, The
Verity is devastated when Mabel, her adored cat, dies. School lessons about the Ancient Egyptians lead Verity to attempt to honour Mabel with an Ancient Egyptian mummification. Verity's mum died during childbirth and her dad and grandparents have avoided speaking to her about it, but now it is time to talk.
ISBN 9780440864165
Publisher Corgi Books, 2009
Topics / Year 6 easy reads /
Wilson, Jacqueline & Sharratt, Nick (ill)
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Lottie project, The
Miss Beckworth insists on calling her by her proper name, Charlotte, and makes her sit next to Jamie Edwards, the most stuck-up, boring boy in the class. Now they have to do a project on Victorian times. Charlie learns a lot about friendship, teachers and how lucky she is not to be living in Victorian times.
ISBN 9780440868538
Publisher Corgi Books, 2008
Wilson, Jacqueline & Sharratt, Nick (ill)
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Saving Rafael
In Germany, in World War II, Jenny's father is taken prisoner by the Americans and her brother is killed. When the mother of her Jewish friend, Rafael, is taken by the Gestapo Jenny's family hides him. The story traces the dangers facing Jenny and Rafael, and their eventual escape. Adult themes, violence, coarse language. Usually read by students in Years 9, 10 and above.
ISBN 9781842709184
Publisher Andersen Press Ltd, 2009
Wilson, Leslie
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Angel of Kokoda
Kari knows a lot about his jungle home but he doesn't know why there is fighting in the village of Kokoda. When Kari finds a wounded Australian soldier, he knows he cannot leave him. They must retreat along the Kokoda Track with the enemy following.
ISBN 9780734411280
Publisher Hachette Children's Books, 2010
Wilson, Mark
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Beth: the story of a child convict
After being caught stealing on the streets of London, Beth is sent to Australia as a child convict on the First Fleet. Through Beth's story, we discover the unbearable hardships those first convicts suffered, not only on the long journey to Sydney Cove but also in the two years of near-famine following their arrival. A story inspired by the life of the youngest female convict with the First Fleet.
ISBN 9780734416773
Publisher Lothian Books, 2016
Wilson, Mark
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Digger the dog who went to war
Inspired by a true story, a young soldier smuggles his dog onto his troop ship when he leaves to fight in World War I. Together they face the triumphs and tragedies of the Western Front.
ISBN 9780734415745
Publisher Lothian Books, 2015
Wilson, Mark
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Little wooden horse, The
In eighteenth century London, two children, Elizabeth and Tom, are so hungry, they steal a loaf of bread from the bakery. They are caught and transported to Australia aboard a convict ship. Their time on board is harrowing and the voyage is certainly not smooth sailing. By the time they arrive in New South Wales, Tom is ill with fever and his fate unknown.
ISBN 9781921136535
Publisher Windy Hollow Books, 2010
Wilson, Mark
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My mother's eyes: the story of a boy soldier
William was only 16 years old when he enlisted for the First World War. Like many other under-age boys at the time, he was accepted into the Australian Imperial Force and sent to the battlefields of France. His letters home from the front reveal how, for the boy soldiers, the 'great adventure' became a tragedy.
ISBN 9780734410894
Publisher Lothian Books, 2009
Wilson, Mark
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Vietnam diary
Jason's grandfather fought on the Western Front, his father fought at Kokoda and now Jason has received his conscription letter, called up to Vietnam. His training and war experience in Vietnam are explored through pictures and letters.
ISBN 9780734412744
Publisher Hachette Children's Books, 2013
Wilson, Mark
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Dandelion fire
Henry York discovers that he is a seventh son with the gift of second sight, an ability to tune into the hidden nature of people and objects. He will use this gift to combat the rising strength of the witch of Endor whose evil is all encompassing.
ISBN 9781741664218
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2009
Wilson, N D
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Snakes, lizards, crocs and turtles of Australia
Well-presented factual information and stunning photographs about Australian reptiles. Includes a comprehensive glossary, a quiz section and suggested books to read and web sites to view for further information.
ISBN 9781921073014
Publisher New Holland Australia, 2006
Wilson, Steve
No book cover.
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Stuff happens: Jack
Jack loves soccer. When a tagging game at recess goes horribly wrong, his dreams of training with his favourite soccer stars during their school visit turns out to be just that, dreams.
ISBN 9780143308225
Series Stuff happens series (12 books)
Publisher Puffin Australia, 2014
Wilson, Tony
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It's elementary: putting the crackle into chemistry
Everything you see and touch is made of one or more of the over ninety discovered elements like oxygen, platinum and ytterbium. This book is packed with things to learn and explore and the extraordinary ways in which the elements affect our lives.
ISBN 9781405318570
Publisher Dorling Kindersley, 2007
Winston, Robert
No book cover.
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What goes on in my head
Your brain is the most complicated and mysterious part of your body. It contains more than a billion cells and, every second, billions of electrical signals dart between these cells, at speeds of more than four hundred kilometres per hour. Find out why you laugh, why your parents can read your mind and why you have strange or scary dreams.
ISBN 9781405353731
Publisher Dorling Kindersley, 2010
Winston, Robert
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Tanglewreck
Clever, eleven year old heroine, Silver, is on a modern day quest to get time right. She must escape the villainous Abel Darkwater and find the timekeeper to save the people of London from the disasters caused by time tornadoes and time traps.
ISBN 9780747583554
Publisher Bloomsbury, 2006
Winterson, Jeanette
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Blueback
Abel Jackson is passionate about diving and is a natural in the water. Every day, he helps his mother earn their living from the sea and the land. It's hard work but Abel has the bush and the sky and the bay to himself. Until the day he meets Blueback, the fish that changes his life.
ISBN 9780330361620
Publisher Pan MacMillan, 1999
Winton, Tim
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Lockie Leonard 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 Lockie Leonard series (3 books)
Winton, Tim
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Lockie Leonard, human torpedo
When Lockie moves to a coastal town where his dad is the new police officer, he has trouble settling in. Live each agonising, embarrassing adolescent moment as he makes friends and has a torrid love affair with Vickie, prettiest girl in town.
ISBN 9780141307305
Series Lockie Leonard series (1 of 3)
Publisher Puffin Australia, 2007
Winton, Tim
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Lockie Leonard, legend
The further adventures of Lockie Leonard as he holds his family together during his mum's illness. Adolescent issues are explored within strong family relationships. Courage, character and humour prevail even when Lockie is sorely tested.
ISBN 9780330360029
Series Lockie Leonard series (3 of 3)
Publisher Pan MacMillan, 1997
Winton, Tim
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Lockie Leonard, scumbuster
Lockie, has been dumped by his girlfriend, but his attention focuses on a local environmental disaster. Lockie wonders if he will ever get the adults to take him seriously.
ISBN 9780330274463
Series Lockie Leonard series (2 of 3)
Publisher Pan MacMillan, 2007
Winton, Tim
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Shark caller, The
Fourteen year old Isabel is returning to her birthplace in Papua New Guinea. She's eager to see her family again but there's a tragic reason for the trip. Izzy's twin brother, Ray, has died in a freak diving accident. Things have changed since their last visit. Logging threatens the community's way of life and sharks no longer answer the ancestral song of the shark callers. The clan needs someone to undertake a traditional and perilous diving ritual. It must be a twin from the shark calling lineage. Izzy is the last twin.
ISBN 9780143780557
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2016
Wolfer, Dianne
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Photographs in the mud
Jack and Hoshi are soldiers on opposite sides who meet on the Kokoda Track during World War Two. Graphic illustrations enrich this sensitive, realistic and harrowing story of the personal tragedy of two soldiers and their loved ones at home.
ISBN 9781920731205
Publisher Fremantle Press, 2005
Wolfer, Dianne & Harrison-Lever, Brian
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Light horse boy
In 1914, best mates, Jim and Charlie, abandon the Australian outback for the excitement and adventure of the war to end all wars. Jim is not quite old enough but he lies about his age. Jim and Charlie think joining the Light Horse Regiment is a bit of an adventure and that the war will be over in a few months. But, they quickly discover the brutal realities of life on the frontline.
ISBN 9781922089137
Publisher Fremantle Press, 2013
Wolfer, Dianne & Simmonds, Brian (ill)
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Wolf Hollow
All her life, twelve year old Annabelle has lived in Wolf Hollow, a quiet, small Pennsylvania town, still scarred by two world wars. But, when cruel and manipulative Betty Glengarry arrives in class, Annabelle's calm world is shattered, along with everything she's ever known about right and wrong. When Betty disappears, suspicion falls on strange, gentle loner, Toby. As the community turns against him, Annabelle must do everything in her power to protect Toby and find Betty, before it's too late.
ISBN 9780552574297
Publisher Corgi Books, 2016
Wolk, Lauren
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Alien rescue
Scott, Rudy and AJ think helping a bunch of trapped aliens is cool - until the aliens start fighting.
ISBN 9781420211825
Series Out of this world series (12 of 16)
Publisher Macmillan Education Australia Pty Ltd, 2007
Wong, Keira & Fong, Douglas (ill)
No book cover.
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Mutiny on Halycrus
Scott's snoopy sister stumbles into Halycrus and it's all danger from there.
ISBN 9781420211832
Series Out of this world series (10 of 16)
Publisher Macmillan Education Australia Pty Ltd, 2007
Wong, Keira & Fong, Douglas (ill)
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Portal to Halycrus
Vicious swine hunting above ground. Strange aliens underground. Scott wonders about what kind of a world he has tumbled into.
ISBN 9781420218695
Series Out of this world series (11 of 16)
Publisher Macmillan Education Australia Pty Ltd, 2007
Wong, Keira & Fong, Douglas (ill)
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Secret missions
Somehow Scott, Rudy and AJ want to help the Halycrusians but they have slipped through the wrong portal. They don't even know which world have they landed in.
ISBN 9781420218701
Series Out of this world series (9 of 16)
Publisher Macmillan Education Australia Pty Ltd, 2007
Wong, Keira & Fong, Douglas (ill)
No book cover.
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Witches: plays for children, The
Seven short plays explore interesting ways of portraying characters to excite and shock audiences, with lots of guidance on delivery and stage directions.
ISBN 9780141310848
Publisher Puffin Australia, 2001
Wood, David
No book cover.
4055
Cloudwish
For sixteen year old scholarship student Van Uoc Phan, magic has never been part of the plan. She is all work and no play; responsible and rational; quiet on the outside, the noise of her tumbling private thoughts kept neatly within. So, when she makes a wish about golden boy rower, Billy Gardiner, and it seems to come true, her sense of rationality as well as her sense of self are thrown into a state of flux.
ISBN 9781743533123
Publisher Pan MacMillan, 2015
Wood, Fiona
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Six impossible things
Fourteen year old Dan Cereill is not quite coping with moving house, new school hell, a mother with a failing wedding cake business, a just-out gay dad and an impossible crush on Estelle, the girl next door. His life is a mess but, for now, he's narrowed it down to just six things to achieve. Dan thinks they may be impossible.
ISBN 9780330426060
Publisher Pan MacMillan, 2010
Wood, Fiona
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Wildlife
Boarding in the wilderness, sixteen year old Sibylla expects the gruesome outdoor program but not friendship and love complications. New girl, Lou, who is grieving and fragile, must consider her self-imposed detachment as she becomes intrigued by an unfolding drama involving Sibylla. As Sibylla confronts a tangle of betrayal, she needs to renegotiate everything. Usually read by students in Years 9, 10 or above.
ISBN 9781742612317
Publisher Pan MacMillan, 2013
Wood, Fiona
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Bully chip, The
A year after they defeated the evil Lester Smythe, Callum, Sophie and Jinx are having problems with two bullies who are targeting them at school. The friends do not back down and take on the bullies. But could the bullies' evil power be the work of Lester Smythe again.
ISBN 9781921977640
Publisher Walker Books Australia Pty Ltd, 2013
Wood, Glenn
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Brumby Mountain
When Luke brings home a truckload of traumatised brumbies, some with horrific injuries, Jess agrees that something must be done. Jess, Luke and their friends must foil the runners and save the wild mountain horses from their cruel fate.
ISBN 9781742378633
Series Diamond Spirit series (5 of 5)
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2012
Wood, Karen
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Diamond spirit
At the start of the summer holidays, the unthinkable happens when Jess's beloved pony, Diamond, has a terrible accident. She blames her best friend for the pony's accident and Jess feels she's now lost two good friends.
ISBN 9781742373157
Series Diamond Spirit series (1 of 5)
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2011
Wood, Karen
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Diamond Spirit 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 Diamond Spirit series (5 books)
Wood, Karen
No book cover.
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Golden stranger
When Shara and her friends decide to protest against a wild horse race, it sounds fun, even heroic, but they don't plan on the tangle of heartbreak that follows. The police are on her doorstep, her friend Corey is in hospital and both her beloved horses have been taken from her. Shara will need the whole town on her side before she can put things right.
ISBN 9781742378589
Series Diamond Spirit series (4 of 5)
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2012
Wood, Karen
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Moonstone promise
After a harsh childhood spent in foster care, Luke finally feels at home on Harry's farm, working with horses. But, when Harry dies, Luke has a bitter falling out with the people around him and takes off, leaving everything behind. Luke is searching for brumbies and finds himself camped by the river with three Aboriginal elders.
ISBN 9781742373164
Series Diamond Spirit series (2 of 5)
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2011
Wood, Karen
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Opal dreaming
Finally, the day has come when Jess can bring home Opal, her once in a lifetime horse. But, there's something wrong with the little filly and even the vet is not sure what the trouble is. Jess gets the chance to join an outback droving trip with her friends and, although it's wonderful being out in the bush, she can't stop thinking about Opal and whether she'll survive. Even when there are distractions like Luke.
ISBN 9781742373171
Series Diamond Spirit series (3 of 5)
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2011
Wood, Karen
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Incorrigible children of Ashton Place, The: hidden gallery, The
Thanks to their governess, Miss Penelope Lumley, Alexander, Beowulf and Cassiopeia are much more like children than wolf cubs now. Yet the Incorrigibles still manage to ruin Lady Constance's ball, nearly destroying the grand house. While it is being restored, they take up residence in London where clues about their, and Penelope's mysterious past, are discovered in the most unexpected ways.
ISBN 9780062366948
Series The incorrigible children of Ashton Place series (5 books)
Publisher HarperCollins US, 2011
Wood, Maryrose & Klassen, Jon (ill)
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Incorrigible children of Ashton Place, The: mysterious howling, The
Conniving Lord Fredrick has discovered three wild children, apparently raised by wolves. They are trophies, whom he names Alexander, Beowulf and Cassiopeia Incorrigible. They howl, chase squirrels and gnaw on shoes. Enter fifteen year old Penelope Lumley, charged with taming them in time for a Christmas party at Ashton Manor. She comes armed with a cherished book of poetry and her favourite fiction series.
ISBN 9780062366931
Series The incorrigible children of Ashton Place series (5 books)
Publisher HarperCollins US, 2010
Wood, Maryrose & Klassen, Jon (ill)
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Incorrigible children of Ashton Place, The: interrupted tale, The
When an invitation to speak at her former school, the Swanburne Academy for Poor Bright Females, arrives, Penelope Lumley hopes to show off the three Incorrigible children to Miss Mortimer. But, when Penelope is asked to demonstrate the academic progress of her three wolfish students so the board can judge the true worth of their education, the future of her school and of her job as governess hang in the balance.
ISBN 9780061791239
Series The incorrigible children of Ashton Place series (5 books)
Publisher Hachette Children's Books, 2013
Wood, Maryrose & Klassen, Jon (ill)
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Incorrigible children of Ashton Place, The: unmapped sea, The
Lord Ashton is about to be a father and the wolfish curse on his family must end. Penelope takes the three Incorrigible children to Brighton, where she hopes an old sailor will help to reveal the curse. But, the Babushkinov children, the wildest creatures ever seen, are also at the beach. Penelope and the Incorrigibles wonder if it is more than mere coincidence that these untamed children have also turned up in Brighton.
ISBN 9780062110411
Series The incorrigible children of Ashton Place series (5 books)
Publisher HarperCollins US, 2015
Wood, Maryrose & Klassen, Jon (ill)
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Incorrigible children of Ashton Place, The: unseen guest, The
When Lord Fredrick's long-absent mother arrives with the noted explorer Admiral Faucet, gruesome secrets tumble out of the Ashton family tree. And, when the Admiral's prized racing ostrich gets loose in the forest, the hunt is on. But, governess Penelope is worried that, once back in the wild, the children will forget about books and poetry, and go back to their howling, wolfish ways, and not want to return to Ashton Place.
ISBN 9780061791185
Series The incorrigible children of Ashton Place series (5 books)
Publisher HarperCollins US, 2012
Wood, Maryrose & Klassen, Jon (ill)
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Queen Mother, grandmother of a nation, The
The Queen Mum, as she was affectionately known, led an exciting and glamorous life that was changed forever when her husband unexpectedly became King shortly before World War II. Despite his death in 1952, she was rarely out of the spotlight.
ISBN 9780750232470
Publisher Hodder Children's Books (Australia), 2001
Wood, Richard & Sara
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Plague, The
During the Plague in London in 1665, Rachel fears for her life and that of her missing cousin when, one day, he fails to return. Robert's side of the story is also told. Contains violence and gruesome facts in context.
ISBN 9780753413265
Series My side of the story series (5 of 6)
Publisher Kingfisher, 2006
Wooderson, Philip
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Trouble at the mill
Two young friends are on opposite sides of a violent struggle between the workers at the mill, who have been driven to desperation by deprivation, and the owners of the mills trying to build successful businesses using modern technology.
ISBN 9780753413555
Series My side of the story series (6 of 6)
Publisher Kingfisher, 2006
Wooderson, Philip
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Malice: you can't escape
When Luke goes missing, his friends are dragged into the terrifying world of Malice, the underground comic. The evil Tall Jake takes children into a fantasy world where they can really die. It takes heroes like Seth and the loyalty of Kady to survive the violent, brutal comic-book pages. Be prepared to be very scared.
ISBN 9781407103945
Publisher Scholastic UK, 2009
Topics / Graphic novels /
Wooding, Chris & Chernett, Dan (ill)
No book cover.
98498
Thomas Edison: the man who lit up the world
Thomas Edison created the incandescent light bulb and illuminated the world with electricity. That was just one of his many groundbreaking inventions which changed entertainment, industry and everyday life. From a lonely, inquisitive boy who carried out lots of experiments, he became an enterprising and imaginative inventor.
ISBN 9781402732294
Series Sterling biographies series (8 of 29)
Publisher Sterling Publishing Co, 2007
Woodside, Martin
No book cover.
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Climate change
Find out what's being done to stop pollution harming life on earth, why rising sea levels mean maps will need to be redrawn and how dramatic changes are affecting the weather, the environment and our way of life. Includes stunning photographs, charts, maps, web links and a glossary of terms.
ISBN 9781405329699
Series Eyewitness series (36 books)
Publisher Dorling Kindersley, 2008
Woodward, John
No book cover.
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Dinosaurs eye to eye
Come face to face with the fiercest, wildest, most incredible creatures that ever roamed the earth, all captured in deadly detail. Find out why dinosaurs look the way they do, where they lived and explore their habitats.
ISBN 9781405347693
Publisher Dorling Kindersley, 2010
Woodward, John
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Paper planes
Twelve year old Dylan Webber lives in a small country town in outback Western Australia. When he discovers a talent for folding and flying paper planes, Dylan aims for the World Junior Paper Plane Championships. He is determined to create a plane to compete with the world's best. During his quest, Dylan makes unlikely new friends, clashes with powerful rivals and comes to terms with his family's past.
ISBN 9780143308744
Publisher Penguin, 2015
Worland, Steve
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We are the rebels
Stories about The Eureka Stockade usually feature men and their roles in the rebellion. This book provides a whole new perspective, featuring the remarkable, vibrant women of Eureka, whose sheer determination shaped our national consciousness. This is their story and the story of the thousands of men, women and children who risked everything in their quest for gold.
ISBN 9781922182784
Publisher Text Publishing Co, 2015
Wright, Clare
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I own the racecourse
Andy buys a racecourse from a tramp for three dollars.
ISBN 9780140368345
Publisher Penguin, 1994
Wrightson, Patricia
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Nargun and the stars, The
Simon lives with his cousins in Australia. He sees a star-like creature that moves at night and becomes involved in a life and death struggle.
ISBN 9780140307801
Publisher Puffin Australia, 1988
Wrightson, Patricia
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Shadows of time
An orphaned girl and an outcast Aboriginal boy become involved in a spiritual journey at the time of European settlement in Australia.
ISBN 9780091829506
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 1994
Wrightson, Patricia
No book cover.
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Water dragons, The
Sam, Lin and Jerry must save their pet water dragon when their natural habitat, the drain behind their homes, is being cleaned up. But, two of the water dragons have disappeared.
ISBN 9780141305363
Series Aussie bites (84 books)
Publisher Puffin Australia, 1999
Wrightson, Patricia
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Boy in the burning house, The
Ruth Rose, wild stepdaughter of the local preacher, believes he caused the disappearance of Jim Hawkin's father. Investigating the mystery puts both teenagers in mortal danger. A harrowing story with strong language in context.
ISBN 9780374408879
Publisher Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2003
Wynne-Jones, Tim
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Swiss family Robinson, The
Following a wild and raging storm, the Swiss family Robinson is stranded at sea. The thundering waves have swept them off to a tropical island, where a new life, with many dangers and delights, awaits them.
ISBN 9780141325309
Publisher Penguin Books Ltd, UK, 2009
Wyss, Johann
No book cover.