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18538
Across the dark sea
Trung and his father are separated from his mother and sister while escaping from Vietnam to Australia. The story traces their dangerous journey and the difficulties they face as refugees assimilating into Australian society. While they want desperately to be reunited, they did not want Trung's mother and sister to travel to Australia on a leaky boat.
ISBN 9781876944452
Series Making tracks (1 of 17)
Publisher National Museum of Australia Press, 2006
Orr, Wendy
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Antarctic close-up
John finds himself caught up in an Antarctic adventure that happened in 1911 when he travels back in time using one of his inventions. A chance to discover the Antarctic through the writing of someone who has been there.
ISBN 9781876944544
Series Making tracks (9 of 17)
Publisher National Museum of Australia Press, 2007
Edwards, Hazel & Parkee, Meegan (ill)
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Caravan kids
A family holiday in a caravan leads to an adventure for Sally and her family. Sally dreams of being a writer and so her Mum suggests she make her own story about the trip.
ISBN 9781876944445
Series Making tracks (2 of 17)
Publisher National Museum of Australia Press, 2006
Hathorn, Libby & Connor, Julie (ill)
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Castle diary: journal of a young page
The thirteenth century journal of eleven year old, Tobias Burgess. In 1285, Tobias was a page at the castle of his uncle, John Burgess, Baron of Strandborough. Colourful renderings of the castle, the hunt, a tournament and harvest time are included.
ISBN 9780744582208
Publisher Walker Books, 2001
Platt, Richard & Riddell, Chris (ill)
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Daisy Sunshine
It's 1975 and Daisy and her mum have just moved into the Grand Private Hotel belonging to Mr and Mrs Papadopolous. It's all new and strange but Nina, Old Dot, the Colonel and especially Rainbow Rose are there to help them make a new life for themselves. This is a time of great social change and Daisy's life opens up as she becomes involved in the movement for equal rights for women.
ISBN 9781876944674
Series Making tracks (14 of 17)
Publisher National Museum of Australia Press, 2008
Gervay, Susanne & Culkin-Lawrence, Teresa (ill)
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112260
Day I was history, The
Like everyone else, Sam believed that cities don't burn. But one hot summer the fires came to Canberra with devestating results. Sam must fight to try to save his home not knowing if his would be one of the five hundred houses to be lost.
ISBN 9781876944551
Series Making tracks (7 of 17)
Publisher National Museum of Australia Press, 2007
French, Jackie & Booth, Christina (ill)
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Egyptian diary: journal of a young scribe
The year is 1465 BC and Nakht's family is moving from their village to Memphis, where his father has just become an important scribe. With Nakht, we explore this bustling Egyptian city, visiting the craftsmen's workshops and the shipyards, watching a burial ritual, and learning how the land is farmed, and how houses are built. Most thrilling of all, he witnesses a tomb robbery in the pyramids and meets the King of Egypt.
ISBN 9781406330625
Publisher Walker Books, 2011
Platt, Richard & Parkins, David (ill)
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9425
Eureka gold
Will and his family head for Ballarat to find gold. They face heat, dust and flies in summer; rain, mud and cold in winter. Along with other diggers and a young man with a strange past, the events of the Eureka Stockade change them forever.
ISBN 9780646274706
Publisher Otto Books, www.vashtifarrer.com, 1996
Farrer, Vashti
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49269
Fair dinkum war, The
A look at life in Australia through the eyes of a primary school boy during World War II. The excitement of seeing the American soldiers and tanks, the concept of black-outs, bomb shelters and ration coupons are explained.
ISBN 9781743310625
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2013
Cox, David
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Geronimo and Thea Stilton series
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Series Geronimo and Thea Stilton series (134 books)
Stilton, Geronimo
No book cover.
11940
Geronimo Stilton Graphic Novel 4: Following the trail of Marco Polo
Geronimo Stilton must time travel to Khanbalik, or The City of Khan (modern day Beijing), in thirteenth century China, where he encounters Kublai Khan and Marco Polo. This time, Geronimo and friends must stop the Pirate Cats from corrupting Marco Polo's famous book, The Travels of Marco Polo, and changing history forever.
ISBN 9781597071888
Series Geronimo and Thea Stilton series (4 of 134)
Publisher MacMillan, 2010
Topics / Graphic novels /
Stilton, Geronimo
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39761
Highway robbery
In England in the 1800s, a dark stranger leaves his magnificent horse, Black Bess, in the care of a boy he's never met. As dusk falls, the stranger has still not returned and the loyal boy has declined many offers to buy the animal. Then soldiers arrive, demanding to know where the horse's owner has gone. There's mischief in the air, but it isn't entirely clear who's causing it.
ISBN 9780370329574
Publisher Bodley Head, 2008
Thompson, Kate
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History mysteries series NEW SERIES 2018
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Series History mysteries series NEW SERIES 2018 (4 books)
Greenwood, Mark
No book cover.
4253

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History mysteries: Lasseter's gold
A young, out of work seventeen year old Queenslander rides out into the centre of Australia on horseback to find adventure. He returns with meal bags of rubies and fantastical tale of an Australian gold reef bigger than any ever seen. This is the story of Harold Lasseter and the financed exploration party who returned over thirty years later and what they found.
ISBN 9780143309321
Series History mysteries series NEW SERIES 2018 (4 books)
Publisher Penguin Random House Australia, 2017
Greenwood, Mark
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History mysteries: The last tiger
In 1936, hunted and trapped by European farmers, the last few Tasmanian Tigers take refuge in the forests of Tasmania. But even after the last-known tiger dies alone and neglected in a zoo, people claim to have sighted this amazing creature. No one can prove it still exists, until a determined searcher and modern science provide a glimmer of hope.
ISBN 9780143309253
Series History mysteries series NEW SERIES 2018 (4 books)
Publisher Penguin Books Australia, 2017
Greenwood, Mark
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History mysteries: The lost explorer
In 1848 the famous explorer Ludwig Leichhardt sets out on an epic journey. His aim is to cross Australia from east to west, but he never reaches his destination and no one from his expedition is ever seen again. Countless search parties set out to look for the expedition but no trace is ever found. Until a young boy is given an artefact with an incredible story...
ISBN 9780143309277
Series History mysteries series NEW SERIES 2018 (4 books)
Publisher Penguin Books Australia, 2017
Greenwood, Mark
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18533
Hold-up heroes, The
Polly and James overhear a gang of bushrangers plotting to kidnap the Governor. Before they can tell anyone, they discover their father will be driving the Governor's coach and fear he is helping the bushrangers.
ISBN 9781876944384
Series Making tracks (10 of 17)
Publisher National Museum of Australia Press, 2006
Bates, Dianne & Wright, Kathryn (ill)
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9899
Home to mother
Three girls are taken from their mothers in the 1930s and are sent to a camp. They decide to escape and follow a rabbit-proof fence to find their way home.
ISBN 9780702235467
Publisher University of Queensland Press, 2006
Pilkington Garimara, Doris & Lyndon, Janice (ill)
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Horrid Henry and the abominable snowman
Horrid Henry's plans to win the Snowman competition do not go quite the way he expected.
ISBN 9781842550700
Series Horrid Henry series (29 books)
Publisher Orion, 2007
Simon, Francesca
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Horrid Henry 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 Horrid Henry series (29 books)
Simon, Francesca
No book cover.
51364
Horrid Henry's stinkbomb
Moody Margaret and Horrid Henry organise their secret clubs to cause havoc on each other. As usual things don't go according to plan.
ISBN 9781842550663
Series Horrid Henry series (29 books)
Publisher Orion, 2002
Simon, Francesca
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How the Finnegans saved the ship
Based partly on historic fact, thirteen year old Mary travels by steamship with Mrs Finnegan and her six other children from Ireland to Australia in 1913. Lots of explanatory notes on Irish history, customs and recipes included in this book.
ISBN 9780207197499
Publisher Angus & Robertson (HarperCollins), 2001
French, Jackie
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In Flanders Fields
In Flanders fields, a young homesick World War I soldier risks his life to cross no-man's land and rescue a robin caught in the barbed wire. He hears the soldiers on the other side singing Christmas carols.
ISBN 9781863683692
Publisher Fremantle Press, 2002
Jorgenson, Norman & Harrison-Lever, Brian (ill)
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Last clown, The
An historical journey that starts from the time when circuses were a popular and common form of entertainment. Max, the last clown and Beryl, the aging elephant, no longer fit the expectations of modern audiences.
ISBN 9780733608728
Publisher Hodder Headline Australia Pty Ltd, 2001
Thompson, Colin & Gamble, Penelope
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Legend of Moondyne Joe, The
In 1853, Joseph Johns was transported from Wales to the British colony in Western Australia. Prison for Joe was never an option and he escaped often, leading the troopers on wild chases through the Moondyne Hills of Western Australia. He became known as Moondyne Joe and soon had a well-deserved reputation as an incredible escape artist, with his love for freedom and his daring exploits.
ISBN 9781921720123
Publisher Walker Books Australia Pty Ltd, 2011
Greenwood, Mark & Lessac, Frane
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9433
Long, sticky walk, The
A story of country life in the late 1800s. Emily and her family live on a small farm in rural New South Wales. In 1886, after a terrible flood, the children and Mama are stranded with Papa working far away. Mother must find a way out for all of them.
ISBN 9781876268817
Publisher University of Western Australia Press, 2003
Wignell, Edel
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Mieko and the fifth treasure
When the bomb was dropped on Nagasaki, Mieko's village was ruined and her hand was badly injured. She also lost the legendary fifth treasure, beauty in the heart. She is sent to a new school where her bravery and patience may help.
ISBN 9780947241858
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 1990
Coerr, Eleanor
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Most magnificent mosque, The
Three naughty boys, Rashid, Samuel and Miguel, plague visitors to the mosque at Cordoba with their tricks. As punishment, the boys are forced to work in the mosque gardens. Later, the three friends reunite to save the church.
ISBN 9781845070120
Publisher Frances Lincoln, 2004
Jungman, Ann
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Mudpuddle Farm: Pigs might fly
Mudpuddle Farm is made up of many animals, each with their own personality. In the first of two stories, we meet Pintsize, a feisty and adventurous pig, who overhears his owner utter the words, and pigs might fly. Pintsize decides that he will take on this challenge to fly with hilarious results. The second story focuses on Jigger the sheep dog whose one day off is spent planning how to get to the small creatures hiding in the 'about to be mown' corn field, and how, somehow, they manage to outsmart him each year.
ISBN 9780007274635
Publisher HarperCollins US, 2017
Morpurgo, Michael
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Mustara
Taj longs to take his young camel, Mustara, with explorer Ernest Giles' expedition to find a way across the Australian desert. But, like a storm in the ocean, the desert can turn wild, and Mustara is thought to be too young and not strong enough. Taj and Mustara must prove their strength and courage.
ISBN 9780734408990
Publisher Lothian Books, 2006
Hawke, Rosanne & Ingpen, Robert (ill)
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Ned's Kang-u-roo
Twelve year old farm boy, Ned Wattrous, runs away to sea on Captain James Cook's HMS Endeavour. Ned tells how they save the ship and sail into shore for repairs. Then they must find a way out through the shallow and treacherous water.
ISBN 9780850918557
Publisher Otto Books, www.vashtifarrer.com, 1997
Farrer, Vashti
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Nelly gang, The
Fun, dastardly plans, at least one villain and a pet goat entertain amid the danger. Can Nelly rescue her father from the clutches of Captain Sunbeam. Will the children escape each of several close shaves with their lives. And who will get the gold.
ISBN 9781921977916
Publisher Walker Books, 2013
Axelsen, Stephen
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18539
One perfect day
It is 1927 and celebrations for the opening of Parliament House are underway. But, for Billy, an orphaned farmhand, it is just another bad day of hard work and loneliness. Now, he has to save his only friend, the work dog, Dusty, from certain death.
ISBN 9781876944407
Series Making tracks (4 of 17)
Publisher National Museum of Australia Press, 2006
French, Jackie & Bray, Peter (ill)
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112070
Other side, The
Alex has a really embarrassing, tree-hugging grandfather that he does not want to be filmed next to by the national news crew. But Alex can learn a lot from Gramps about the rabbit proof fence and from his special friends in the Australian bush.
ISBN 9781876944568
Series Making tracks (6 of 17)
Publisher National Museum of Australia Press, 2007
Morgan, Sally & Culkin-Lawrence, Teresa (ill)
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112261
Penny to remember, A
George is transported to seven years' hard labour in Van Diemen's Land (Tasmania) for stealing. He leaves a love token with his sister Hannah, hoping she will never forget him. Across the world from each other, it seems they will never be reunited.
ISBN 9781876944537
Series Making tracks (5 of 17)
Publisher National Museum of Australia Press, 2007
Murray, Kirsty & Bray, Peter (ill)
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66027
Pirate diary: journal of a cabin boy
In September, 1716, nine year old Jake Carpenter joined his Uncle Will aboard his ship to become a sailor. His uncle has told him about sea monsters and mermaids, and has sailed through a hurricane. When the ship, the Greyhound, is captured by pirates, Jake embarks on an exciting new life but on the wrong side of the law.
ISBN 9781406330601
Publisher Walker Books, 2011
Platt, Richard & Riddell, Chris (ill)
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6453
Postcards from the town that disappeared
Describes a way of life in the Tasmanian bush in the early 1900s including the pioneering spirit of the people as well as the basic conditions in which they live. Told through letter extracts and illustrations.
ISBN 9780958537612
Publisher Forest Eductaion Foundation Inc. Tas, 2005
Lendis, Celia & John
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Princess Betony and the unicorn
Princess Betony's mother is a dryad who misses the Wild Magic of the Dark Forest. When the princess sees her mother running into the Dark Forest, Betony is worried she will never return. Humans are forbidden to enter the Forest. But, Betony doesn't care. She has to find her mother, no matter what. But, first, she must catch a unicorn.
ISBN 9781925381023
Series Princess Betony series (4 books)
Publisher Walker Books, 2016
Freeman, Pamela & Ainslie, Tamsin (ill)
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Princess Betony series
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Series Princess Betony series (4 books)
Freeman, Pamela & Ainslie, Tamsin (ill)
No book cover.
113915
Queenie: one elephant's story
Up to the 1950s, a highlight of visiting a Sydney or Melbourne zoo was a ride on the elephants. This book is about Queenie, the joy she provided until her unfortunate end.
ISBN 9781876372972
Publisher Black Dog Books, 2006
Fenton, Corinne & Gouldthorpe, Peter (ill)
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18537
Ray's Olympics
At school, Ray is bullied by the Leary brothers. He now has to find a way into the Olympics before they make mincemeat of him. The story is set in the period of the 1956 Melbourne Olympic Games.
ISBN 9781876944438
Series Making tracks (12 of 17)
Publisher National Museum of Australia Press, 2006
Gleeson, Libby & Cox, David (ill)
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46001
Red camel, The
This story is set in central Australia at the turn of the twentieth century. Ruby doesn't like working for the Wilsons. She wants to go back to Alice Springs to live with her mum and wonders if Idris, the Afghan boy who works with the camels, will help her to return home.
ISBN 9781876944698
Series Making tracks (16 of 17)
Publisher National Museum of Australia Press, 2008
Murray, Kirsty & Culkin-Lawrence, Teresa (ill)
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Remembering Lionsville
We are taken back to the family home built by the author's grandfather generations ago and still lived in now by the family. The growing and preserving of food, communications with others, the way of life all beautifully and simply described with magnificent illustrations combining Aboriginal and western techniques.
ISBN 9781742373201
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2013
Bancroft, Bronwyn
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18536
River boy
In the early 1880s, paddle steamers travelled the Australian rivers to supply inland properties. Nat, a thirteen year old, can't believe his luck when he is asked to help out on the 'Lorelei'. Nat has a lot to learn and must overcome his fear of water.
ISBN 9781876944391
Series Making tracks (11 of 17)
Publisher National Museum of Australia Press, 2006
Hill, Anthony & Rawlins, Donna (ill)
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18540
Robbie and the dolphins
Robbie, wheelchair-bound and lonely, wheels himself to the end of a jetty and sees a little dolphin. He soon realises the dolphin is asking for help. Robbie's courage and strength are tested when he helps both the dolphin and a returned soldier.
ISBN 9781876944421
Series Making tracks (3 of 17)
Publisher National Museum of Australia Press, 2006
D'Ath, Justin & Johnson, Jessica
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Roman diary: journal of a young slave
The year is AD 102 and Iliona, an educated Greek girl, has been orphaned and sold as a slave in Rome. In time, Iliona discovers that the teeming city at the heart of the empire is a fascinating place. Through her eyes, we see the Roman army return in triumph, witness fighting gladiators, escape a house fire and discover how Roman women dress their hair.
ISBN 9781406325478
Publisher Walker Books, 2011
Platt, Richard & Parkins, David (ill)
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Rope carrier, The
During the industrial revolution, ropemakers often lived in caves. Entire villages could be underground. Minnie Dakin, the youngest of the ropemaker's daughters, eventually follows her sister, Netty, who has gone to live in the city.
ISBN 9780099413639
Publisher Random House Canada, 2001
Tomlinson, Theresa
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18534
Saw doctor, The
Life during the Depression can be tough especially when there's no money and dad's out of work but there are some things that Jo Boy can do to help.
ISBN 9781876944414
Series Making tracks (13 of 17)
Publisher National Museum of Australia Press, 2006
Crew, Gary & Cox, David
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School for girls, A
It is 1850, and Annie Foster's twin brother, Artie, is off to school while Annie seems doomed to a life of housework and needlecraft.
ISBN 9780749635497
Publisher Watts Publishing Group, 2000
Grice, Natalie
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Seams of gold
Danny is off to the goldfields with his uncle who has sung in the Chinese Opera but now sews. Reluctantly, Danny also discovers he has a talent for sewing repairs and for creating beautiful things.
ISBN 9781876944520
Series Making tracks (8 of 17)
Publisher National Museum of Australia Press, 2007
Cheng, Christopher & Rawlins, Donna (ill)
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12903
Suri's wall
Suri lives with other children behind a wall. She is much taller than the others and they are frightened of her. But, one day, Suri has grown tall enough to see over the wall and she begins to describe to the children the beautiful things that she sees.
ISBN 9780670077755
Publisher Puffin Australia, 2015
Estela, Lucy & Ottley, Matt (ill)
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Terry Deary's pirate tales series
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Series Terry Deary's pirate tales series (4 books)
Various
No book cover.
6373
Terry Deary's pirate tales: the pirate captain
In the North Atlantic Ocean in 1726, Captain Fly is the greatest pirate to sail the seven seas, or so he says. His captives, Jed and Arthur, think he's a bad-tempered bully and, when he orders them to work for him as pirates, they know it's time to stop Captain Fly for good.
ISBN 9781408128329
Series Terry Deary's pirate tales series (4 books)
Publisher A & C Black, 2011
Deary, Terry & Flook, Helen (ill)
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Terry Deary's pirate tales: the pirate lord
In1577,ten year old Tom is a cabin boy for Captain Francis Drake, who is on a mission to steal South American gold from the Spanish fleet. On the trip around the world, Tom will face waves three times the height of their tiny ship, and will need to survive to help Drake defeat the Spanish galleons, and come back rich.
ISBN 9781408128336
Series Terry Deary's pirate tales series (4 books)
Publisher A & C Black, 2011
Deary, Terry & Flook, Helen (ill)
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24038
Terry Deary's pirate tales: the pirate prisoner
It's 1680 on Nevis Island in the Caribbean. Red-legs Greaves has been a slave, a pirate and a rich sugar planter. Now, he's a prisoner and, next morning, he'll be dead, hanged by the neck for piracy. It will take a miracle for his only friend, a slave girl called Lou, to save him.
ISBN 9781408128343
Series Terry Deary's pirate tales series (4 books)
Publisher A & C Black, 2012
Deary, Terry & Flook, Helen (ill)
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24033
Terry Deary's pirate tales: the pirate queen
In 1593, Grace O'Malley is the greatest pirate who ever lived, the terror of the Irish Sea. Her gang of cut-throats rules the waves until Grace is captured. Instead of being hanged, Grace is sent to London where the Quenn of Pirates will meet the Queen of London.
ISBN 9781408128350
Series Terry Deary's pirate tales series (4 books)
Publisher A & C Black, 2011
Deary, Terry & Flook, Helen (ill)
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Tibby's leaf
In Australia, during the First World War, Tibby feels like everything is going wrong. Her big brother Clarence is all grown up and doesn't want to play with her any more. Clarence says there aren't any pixies, except in books, but Tibby knows she saw something in the bush, peering out from behind a leaf.
ISBN 9781876944681
Series Making tracks (15 of 17)
Publisher National Museum of Australia Press, 2008
Dubosarsky, Ursula & Bray, Peter (ill)
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99765
Tom Crean's rabbit
It's very cold in Antarctica and the ship Terra Nova is crowded with men and animals. Sailor,Tom MCrean, is looking for a quiet, cosy place for his pet rabbit. A true story based on the diaries of men who sailed on the ship.
ISBN 9781845073930
Publisher Frances Lincoln, 2005
Hooper, Meredith & Kitchen, Bert (ill)
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Tommy Bell Bushranger Boy series NEW SERIES 2018
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Series Tommy Bell Bushranger Boy series NEW SERIES 2018 (3 books)
Various
No book cover.
31857

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Tommy Bell: Shoot-out at the rock
Tommy Bell has been sent to work on his grandparents' farm for the school holidays. He thinks he is being punished for his bad behaviours and doesn't want to go. But when he discovers an old bushranger's hat hidden in a cave, everything changes. Suddenly he is sent back to the gold rush days and finds himself face-to-face with the bushranger Captain Thunderbolt! At first, the life of a bushranger seems full of thrills and adventure. But Tommy soon learns that it is full of danger as well...
ISBN 9781925275940
Series Tommy Bell Bushranger Boy series NEW SERIES 2018 (3 books)
Publisher Big Sky Publishing, 2016
Smith, Jane
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Tommy Bell: The gold escort gang
When Tommy Bell finds himself caught in a struggle between two friends, he decides to take a break from it all and escape...back to 1862! Tommy's magic cabbage-tree hat sends him back once again to the gold rush days, when he stumbles into more trouble than he left behind. Face-to-face with the dangerous Frank Gardiner and his mates Flash Jack and Ben Hall, Tommy learns about the value of true friendship...and about how it feels to be part of one of most infamous robberies in Australia's history!
ISBN 9781925520217
Series Tommy Bell Bushranger Boy series NEW SERIES 2018 (3 books)
Publisher Big Sky Publishing, 2017
Smith, Jane
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Tommy Bell: The horse thief
Tommy Bell is happy when the popular new kid at school wants him to join his gang, but his new friend is trouble. Turns out he's not half as much trouble as the bushranger that Tommy meets when his magic hat takes him back to the gold rush days. Tommy find himself in the middle of a horse robbery, a police chase and a prison escape!
ISBN 9781925520064
Series Tommy Bell Bushranger Boy series NEW SERIES 2018 (3 books)
Publisher Big Sky Publishing, 2016
Smith, Jane
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Torty and the Soldier
Meet Torty. She's one tough little tortoise with a beat-up shell and some missing toes. Torty survived a great war that raged in Europe one hundred years ago. She was recused back then by a young Kiwi soldier. Torty is truly a World War One survivor.
ISBN 9781775433651
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2017
Topics / Australians at war /
Beck, Jennifer & Colston, Fifi (ill)
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Unknown Australian soldier, The
Two children are bewildered by the internment ceremony for the Unknown Australian Soldier at the Australian War Memorial. Dreamlike, the ghost of the Unknown Australian Soldier takes them on a journey back in time to Gallipoli, the Middle East and the Western Front to learn about the nurses, the conditions facing the soldiers and the devastation of the First World War.
ISBN 9780957795730
Publisher ANZAC Day Commemoration Committee QLD Incorporated, 2001
Small, Mary & Langridge, Anne (ill)
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Walers go to war
This is the children's story of the Australian bred horses, known as Walers, at war. Originally from New South Wales, these medium sized horses were instrumental in the Australian and British victories of WWI.
ISBN 9780957795761
Publisher ANZAC Day Commemoration Committee QLD Incorporated, 2001
Farrer, Vashti
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Wilf the mighty worrier battles a pirate
Wilf is a worrier. He worries about gnomes, nutcrackers, bears, rats, scorpions, snakes, fish sucking his toes, snowmen eating him and lots of other things. Wilf is also worried about his next door neighbour, Alan. Alan is evil and he has plans to become a pirate and destroy the world. Wilf just happens to be the only one who can stop him.
ISBN 9781848669079
Publisher Quercus Children's Books, 2015
Pritchett, Georgia
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