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71587
006 and a bit
Daisy is back with a felt-tip moustache, dark glasses, spy gadgets and a special spy code ready for action not as plain, old Daisy but as secret agent 006 and a bit.
ISBN 9780099488033
Series Daisy series (7 of 15)
Publisher Red Fox, 2007
Topics / Year 4 easy reads /
Gray, Kes & Sharratt, Nick (ill)
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18410
4F for freaks
4F pride themselves on frightening teachers out of the classroom. It seems that they have met their match with Miss Corker who has a few tricks of her own up her sleeves.
ISBN 9781741140910
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2006
Hobbs, Leigh
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9581
500 hats of Bartholomew Cubbins, The
Bartholomew is selling cranberries when the king passes by. A big cry is heard, 'Hats off to the King', which Bartholomew does but he still has a hat on his head. A very funny story about Batholomew's hats.
ISBN 9780394844848
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 1989
Seuss, Dr
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1687
Accidentally on purpose
When Daisy tipped sprinkles on Gabby's ice-cream cake and some went in mum's boots, it might have been an accident. There are lots of naughty things that Gabby might do accidentally or maybe even on purpose.
ISBN 9781862305311
Series Daisy series (11 of 15)
Publisher Red Fox, 2008
Topics / Year 4 easy reads /
Gray, Kes & Sharratt, Nick (ill)
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24410
Adventures of a late-night swearer, The
Speedy Simpson is the absolute best at everything. But, Bebe La Mouche has a special talent with words that is going to take some beating. When Speedy stumbles upon a secret word, he is sure it will impress Bebe and his classmates. But, he soon discovers that there is more than one way to be the best.
ISBN 9780702236525
Publisher University of Queensland Press, 2008
Hilton, Nette & Jellet, Tom (ill)
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8922
Adventures of Pete paddock-basher, The
Once Pete was a brand new car with flash tyres, sparkling chrome and more shine than the sun. Now he is a worn-out old farm car, a paddock-basher. Life on the farm can still be fun, but Pete dreams of greater things.
ISBN 9781876289263
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 1999
Heffernan, John
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4447
Adventures of Zack Proton and the red giant, The
Intergalactic hero, Zack Proton, and Omega Chimp risk life and limb to save the universe from the evil Big Large. Find out how banana skins come in handy.
ISBN 9781416913641
Publisher Aladdin Publishing, 2006
Anderson, Brian & Holgate, Doug (ill)
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13019
Alex, the walking accident, Books for Boys
Alex's parents ask him to keep out of trouble for just one day. Alex tries, he even thinks the sideways skateboard will help him to do so.
ISBN 9780340911112
Series Books for boys series (7 of 13)
Publisher Hodder Children's Books (UK), 2006
Whybrow, Ian & Ross, Tony (ill)
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12725
Alexander who used to be rich last Sunday
Alexander's grandparents give him a dollar. He contemplates his new found wealth and how he will spend it.
ISBN 9780689711992
Publisher Aladdin Publishing, 2005
Topics / K-2 Numeracy /
Viorst, Judith & Cruz, Ray (ill)
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12849
Aliens stole my dog, Books for Boys
David needs to find out why the aliens want his help and who else they have kidnapped.
ISBN 9780340918012
Series Books for boys series (5 of 13)
Publisher Hodder Children's Books (UK), 2006
Whybrow, Ian & Ross, Tony (ill)
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2783
Allosaurus ate my uncle, An
When Susie won't hand over her pocket money to her mean cousin Walter, he locks her in the attic. But when a gigantic meat-eating dinosaur turns up, Walter's the one who gets scared. And when the dinosaur gobbles up Uncle Colin, it's time for Susie to save the day.
ISBN 9781742756585
Series Saurus street series (4 of 6)
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2013
Falk, Nick & Flowers, Tony (ill)
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21519
Amazing Fleadini, The
The Flea Circus is the best show that Matt has ever seen. He is really excited when the circus superstar, the Amazing Fleadini, wants to stay at his place. But, his guest isn't quite the fun that Matt expects him to be.
ISBN 9780143305866
Series Aussie nibbles (51 books)
Publisher Puffin Australia, 2011
Miesen, Christina
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14326
Andy Shane and the very bossy Dolores Starbuckle
Andy Shane doesn't like school or Dolores Starbuckle in particular. She is the class know-it-all who bosses him around. Luckily Andy has a very wise and understanding grandmother who teaches Dolores a lesson.
ISBN 9780763630447
Publisher Candlewick Press, 2006
Richard Jacobson, Jennifer & Carter, Abby (ill)
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10059
Bad guys, The
Portrayed as the villain in many a fairy tale, Mr Wolf wants to change his image. First, he has to persuade Mr Piranha, Mr Shark and Mr Snake that they, too, should change their ways and join him in overturning injustice, rather than simply eating the opposition. But, doing good deeds, such as rescuing cats in trees and freeing dogs in the pound, are not the simple exercises Mr Wolf anticipated.
ISBN 9781760150426
Series The bad guys series (7 books)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2015
Blabey, Aaron
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32640
Bad guys, The: Alien vs bad guys
One by one, the bad guys are vanishing. Taken! By a creature with way too many teeth and far too many bottoms. Is this the end? Maybe. But will it be funny? You bet your butts it will!
ISBN 9781760279486
Series The bad guys series (7 books)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2017
Blabey, Aaron
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22448
Bad guys, The: Attack of the zittens/Apocalyse meow
It's a zombie kitten apocalpyse. Don't panic and don't cry. Just sit back and watch the fur fly as the world's worst good guys take on Mad Marmalade's meowing monsters.
ISBN 9781760158774
Series The bad guys series (7 books)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2016
Blabey, Aaron
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21210
Bad guys, The: Do-you-think-he-saurus?
Nothing on Earth could rival the terrifying power of the DINOSAURS. Except maybe that Wolf over there...yeah, the one standing next to the Snake and the Shark and that other sardiney-looking thing. HUH?! This is ALL wrong. This is ALL bad. This is ALL awesome. Its time to get your Jurassic on, baby. Its time... for the BAD GUYS EPISODE 7!
ISBN 9781760279493
Series The bad guys series (7 books)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2018
Blabey, Aaron
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4535
Bad guys, The: Intergalatic gas
The bad news? The world is ending. The good news? The Bad Guys are back to save it! Sure, they might have to borrow a rocket . . . And there might be something nasty in one of the spacesuits . . . And Mr Piranha might have eaten too many bean burritos . . . But seriously, how bad can it be? How bad?! Super bad. Its one small step for the Sort-Of-International-League-Of-Good-Guys-Guys. Its one giant leap for The Bad Guys.
ISBN 9781760279479
Series The bad guys series (7 books)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2017
Blabey, Aaron
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3220
Bad guys, The: Mission unpluckable
The bad guys have a daring plan to rescue ten thousand chickens from a high-security cage farm. But, as one of them is known as The Chicken Swallower, this mission could prove very tricky. Meet a new member of the team and watch out for the super villain who might just be the end of them.
ISBN 9781760154127
Series The bad guys series (7 books)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2015
Blabey, Aaron
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5934
Bad guys, The: The furball strikes back
The Bad Guys are about to have a very bad day. Mr Wolf and his bad, bad buddies have messed with the wrong guinea pig. And, this nasty little furball wants revenge.
ISBN 9781760157265
Series The bad guys series (7 books)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2016
Blabey, Aaron
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67653
Bad news for Milk Bay
David and Bernice's business is slow and supplies are low. At a protest rally, David and Bernice are on opposite sides as the Mayor talks about the most exciting potential development Milk Bay has ever seen. David's infallible nose senses there's mischief afoot. He's keen to investigate but, first, there's the matter of Flick's grandmother's ring. And paying jobs should come first.
ISBN 9781921150760
Series Walk right in detective agency series, The (4 of 5)
Publisher Walker Books, 2009
Simons, Moya
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19299
Bicycling to the moon
Two unlikely friends, Purdy the cat and Barker the dog, live together in a sky-blue house on top of a hill. Barker likes the garden. He only wants to dig, to scratch up the earth and turn it over. But, Purdy has big dreams. He wants to fly south with the birds, win the singing competition and be a Supercat. One day, Purdy decides that if he could just get a bicycle and ride it to the moon, he would be the happiest cat in the world, and never want anything else again. Ever.
ISBN 9781776570324
Publisher Gecko Press, 2016
Parvela, Timo & Talvitie, Virpi (ill)
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15361
Black skin, white cow
The most coquettish cow on the farm decides that she no longer likes being black and white, but it's not easy for a cow to change her spots.
ISBN 9781741660975
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2004
Bernasconi, Pablo
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908
Blue hair day
Sonya and Margo's grandmother hated her grey hair, but she loved blue. Sonya and Margo want to solve gran's problem.
ISBN 9780141308258
Series Aussie nibbles (51 books)
Publisher Penguin, 2000
Moloney, James
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Books for boys series
Full of adventure and humour, these are not just for boys, but for all young readers who love aliens, heroes, football and go-karting! Yippee! 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 Books for boys series (13 books)
Various
No book cover.
121898
Bow-wow bugs a bug
Bow-wow may look like an average terrier, one that will face down every foe. However, there is one foe that Bow-Wow finds not only annoying but unusual. Bow-wow experiences the full gamut of emotions in this surreal, visual adventure.
ISBN 9780152058135
Publisher Harcourt Children's Books, 2007
Topics / Graphic novels /
Newgarden, Mark & Cash, Megan Montague
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2046
Boy from Snowy River, The
George really wants to go to Big Spills Water World. It's a long way from Mumblegum, but Gran has the answer - an old stock horse and a race.
ISBN 9781862919976
Series Mates - great Australian yarns series (27 books)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2014
Howard, Edwina & Bond, Joe
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13655
Boy racer, Books for Boys
Henry's parents don't like his new friend, but his friend turns out to be the best one to help his Dad who is trying to win the charity go-kart race for work.
ISBN 9780340918005
Series Books for boys series (4 of 13)
Publisher Hodder Children's Books (UK), 2006
Whybrow, Ian & Ross, Tony (ill)
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12847
Boy who had (nearly) everything, The, Books for Boys
Billy Humble must show Lucky Fries O'Mighty, who gets everything he wants, what he's missing out on.
ISBN 9780340918029
Series Books for boys series (6 of 13)
Publisher Hodder Children's Books (UK), 2006
Whybrow, Ian & Ross, Tony (ill)
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3338
Brief history of the island of Dipsquittie, A
A cautionary tale set on an imaginary island with monsters, heroes and interesting characters and events. What the islanders do to each other when they declare war on each other, involving custard and Christmas puddings among other things is one thing, but, once the real enemy is let loose, ordinary people do extraordinary things.
ISBN 9781862917620
Publisher Omnibus Books, 2008
Martin, Carol Ann (aka Professor Walter Loder-Bull)
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13782
Brilliant Billy does his bit
Billy has been learning about World War II at school and, in particular, about rationing, allotments and how to make something out of nothing, including bananas out of parsnips.
ISBN 9781842708552
Publisher Andersen Press Ltd, 2009
Topics / Year 4 easy reads /
Hutton, Simon & Glicksman, Caroline (ill)
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989
Bugalugs bum thief, The
Skeeta Anderson woke up one morning to find that his bum was gone. And not only his bum, but the bum of every single person in the town of Bugalugs.
ISBN 9780143300847
Series Aussie bites (84 books)
Publisher Penguin, 2003
Winton, Tim
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11275
Bunch of daisies, A
Daisy shares stories, jokes and titbits. Find out how floppyitis gets Daisy out of all her chores, colours Daisy has invented and what animals look like from underneath.
ISBN 9780099448037
Series Daisy series (5 of 15)
Publisher Red Fox, 2006
Topics / Year 4 easy reads /
Gray, Kes & Sharratt, Nick (ill)
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3386
Buzz off
Noor can't sleep. An annoying fly will not leave hime alone. Noor even thinks he can hear it talking. If only he knew how to get rid of flies.
ISBN 9781862918481
Series Mates - great Australian yarns series (27 books)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2011
Abdel-Fattah, Randa & McGuiness, Dan (ill)
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1021
Cabbage patch war, The
Chris is in the middle of a feud between her Dad and her neighbour. It is a very funny fight over a cabbage which turns into an out and out war.
ISBN 9780140382433
Publisher Penguin, 1996
Jennings, Paul
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9940
Captain Abdul's pirate school
Adventure story about Maisy Pickles who is sent to pirate school. At the school, she uncovers a sinister plot and uses her pirate skills to try to avoid disaster.
ISBN 9781844281381
Publisher Walker Books, 2005
McNaughton, Colin
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26708
Captain Blunderbolt
Captain Blunderbolt is a hopeless bushranger. And, Alberta, Maudie and Tully think he reminds them of someone that they know.
ISBN 9781862918238
Series Mates - great Australian yarns series (27 books)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2011
Martin, Carol Ann & Morris, Loren (ill)
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31009
Captain Jimmy Cook discovers Third Grade
Jimmy Cook believes he is related to Captain James Cook and has plans to become an explorer. He decides to start in Hawaii. But, first, Jimmy has to navigate Third Grade and win the Wheetblocks competition to get there. That means beating the world's most annoying person, Alice Toolie.
ISBN 9781760291938
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2016
Temple, Kate & Temple, Jol & Foye, Jon (ill)
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4059
Captain Jimmy Cook discovers X marks the spot
Captain Jimmy Cook knows even the greatest explorers have problems. To start with, everyone in the school wants to help with the Secret Dinosaur Dig, so it's just a matter of time before Ms Fennel puts a stop to everything. And also, a large smelly cat is sitting in the dinosaur hole. But Jimmy has found a map of the school with a great big giant X on it. And everyone knows what that means- treasure! Is Captain Jimmy Cook about to make the discovery of a lifetime (again)?
ISBN 9781760291945
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2017
Temple, Jol & Temple, Kate & Foye, Jon (ill)
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17993
Captain Pepper's pets
Captain Pepper wants a new pet. He wants to be famous so a boring old parrot just won't do. The Captain gets his pirate crew to find the perfect pet. When they bring him a python, Captain Pepper is delighted but it may not prove to be the perfect pet.
ISBN 9780753410424
Publisher Kingfisher, 2004
Grindley, Sally & Parkins, David (ill)
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124718
Captain Pugwash
Captain Pugwash and cabin boy, Tom, spy a ship with a mound of treasure and set off in hot pursuit. They must beware of Cut-throat Jake and his crew.
ISBN 9781845078218
Publisher Frances Lincoln, 2007
Ryan, John
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8088
Casper Candlewacks in death by pigeon
Most villages have an idiot, but Casper Candlewacks' village is full of them. So, being bright and the only boy with any sense makes poor Casper something of an outsider. When famous magician the Great Tiramisu curses the village, Casper's father is blamed and sentenced to death by pigeon. It's up to Casper and his best friend to find the magician, reverse the curse and save the day.
ISBN 9780007411559
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, UK, 2011
Brett, Ivan
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2834
Cat
Sometimes this adventurous cat is the victim and sometimes it is the victor. The story is told through the illustrations more than the words with lots of humour. A great book for reading the pictures.
ISBN 9781876288808
Publisher Working Title Press, 2007
Dumbleton, Mike & Smith, Craig (ill)
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88543
Cat on the mat is flat, The
Funny stories with silly pictures about a rat with a bat and a flat cat, also a duck with a truck that sucks up muck. A wonderful spoof on simple readers.
ISBN 9780330422604
Publisher Pan MacMillan, 2006
Griffiths, Andy & Denton, Terry (ill)
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18338
Cat who got carried away, The
Gus and Gloria have a lot of running to do, Mrs Gaskitt hardly ever gets out of bed and something dreadful happens to Horace. A fast-paced family comedy.
ISBN 9781844280988
Publisher Walker Books, 2005
Ahlberg, Allan & McEwen, Katharine (ill)
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4487
Cherry pie princess, The
Princess Peony has had a bad feeling that her father might be a tyrant. She doesn't want to believe it, but he has a nasty habit of throwing people in dungeons...There's a royal party coming up, and the king is in an even worse mood than usual. He flat out refuses to invite the wicked hag, which can mean only one thing: TROUBLE!
ISBN 9781406368970
Publisher Walker Books, 2017
French, Vivian & Kissi, Marta (ill)
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7334
Chook shed snake
Mum's on to Dad again about the state of the chook yard. It's patched with sheets of old iron, a toilet pan, a tractor wheel and an old car bonnet. It's time to fix it up. But, the trouble that Dad's in with Mum is nothing compared to the mischief that a slithery, brown snake has in mind.
ISBN 9781862918115
Series Mates - great Australian yarns series (27 books)
Publisher Omnibus Books, 2009
Cummings, Phil & Holfeld, Greg (ill)
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37937
Clementine Rose and the surprise visitor
When Clementine's scary Aunt Violet arrives unexpectedly, the house hold is thrown into disarray. What is it that Aunt Violet really wants, and what is she carrying in her mysterious black bag.
ISBN 9781742755410
Series Clementine Rose series (13 books)
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2012
Harvey, Jacqueline & Yi, J (ill)
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Clementine Rose 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 Clementine Rose series (13 books)
Harvey, Jacqueline & Yi, J (ill)
No book cover.
1215
Clever Trevor's stupendous inventions
When he confiscates Trevor's power pants and tries to profit by them, the teacher becomes the target of Trevor's inventiveness, in this book about inventors and inventions.
ISBN 9780141305110
Publisher Penguin, 1999
Weldon, Andrew
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1154
Cockadoodle-doo Mr Sultana
The Sultan is greedy and lazy and has no feelings for his subjects. Out hunting one day, one of his diamond buttons falls off his shirt and a poor woman's rooster finds it and wants to give it to the woman. However, the sultan's servants see and chase him, retrieving the diamond. The rooster embarks on a mission to get the diamond back for the poor woman.
ISBN 9780007489985
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, UK, 2012
Morpurgo, Michael & Rayner, Shoo (ill)
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6526
Cockroach cup, The
Everyone is looking for a top cockroach to win the Cockroach Cup. From the moment that Cool scuttles out into torchlight, he, or she, is obviously a champion. But, Cup Day brings more than a few surprises.
ISBN 9780091831523
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 1998
Caraher, Kim
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1244
Come back Gizmo
In the third book about the gizmo, a new set of characters become embroiled in hilarious, embarrassing scenes when lovesick Jimmy locks his pet dog in the car boot to win the affections of the snooty girl next door. The gizmo soon works its magic, with Jimmy soon living to regret his moment of selfishness.
ISBN 9780140378450
Publisher Penguin, 1996
Jennings, Paul
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570819
Cook and the King, The
There once was a very hungry king who needed a cook like anything...but the king is very fussy, and none of the cooks he tries can make a dish that tastes just right. Then the most unlikely of chefs comes along: the shuffling, shaking Wobbly Bob. He's scared of everything, from catching fish to digging for potatoes. But can he convince the hungry king to give him the job?
ISBN 9781509813773
Publisher MacMillan, 2018
Donaldson, Julia & Cobb, Roberts, David (ill)
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8562
Crooked Mick
Crooked Mick can do anything, even ride lighning bolts bareback. There's no-one else like him in the Outback. And, he can turn up anywhere, at any time.
ISBN 9781862918153
Series Mates - great Australian yarns series (27 books)
Publisher Omnibus Books, 2010
Luckett, Dave & Joyner, Andrew (ill)
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22487
Curly and the Fent
The Fent is an animal that can only be seen by Curly and his enemy, Billy Green, the bully next door. After the baby Fent, Pook, appears in Curly's cupboard in the middle of the night, he gets blamed at school and at home for the trouble caused by Pook's mischief. When Curly and Billy are used to lure the Fent into a trap, the rescue has surprising results.
ISBN 9781741662924
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2008
Morgan, Sally & Kwaymullina, A & Kwaymullina, B & Kwaymullina, E & Hill, Adam (ill)
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43447
Cursed first term of Zelda Stitch, The
Zelda Stitch is a witch, but not a very good one. She is hoping to make a better primary school teacher and tries to keep her magic a secret from the vice principal and some troublesome children. She discovers living and leading a double life is very hard and not helped at all by her disagreeable cat Barnaby.
ISBN 9781760294908
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2017
Greenberg, Nicki
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D-bot Squad series NEW SERIES 2018
A super-exciting series about DINOSAUR ROBOTS for first readers! 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 D-bot Squad series NEW SERIES 2018 (8 books)
Park, Mac
No book cover.
5418
D-bot Squad: Mega hatch
Dinosaurs are running wild all over the place! Hunter and his team must hatch their best plan yet. But that's not the only thing hatching...
ISBN 9781760296032
Series D-bot Squad series NEW SERIES 2018 (7 of 8)
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2018
Topics / Year 3 easy reads /
Park, Mac
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21548
Daisy and the trouble with Christmas
Christmas, a time of peace and calm, unless you're hanging around with Daisy. Daisy has been excited about Christmas since September and that kind of excitement can only lead to trouble. Daisy loves sparkly lights, Christmas carols and the chance to be in the school play. Only catastrophe can occur when Daisy is allowed near the baby Jesus doll.
ISBN 9781862304970
Series Daisy series (15 of 15)
Publisher Red Fox, 2009
Topics / Year 4 easy reads /
Gray, Kes & Sharratt, Nick (ill)
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4760
Daisy and the trouble with giants
Daisy really loves playing giants after her teacher reads Jack and the Beanstalk. Gabby and Daisy vie to see who is the biggest. Daisy also wants to meet a real giant and this leads to trouble.
ISBN 9781862304956
Series Daisy series (12 of 15)
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2008
Topics / Year 4 easy reads /
Gray, Kes & Sharratt, Nick (ill)
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10244
Daisy and the trouble with kittens
Thanks to nanny and grampy, Daisy and her mum are going on a holiday to Spain. Daisy is very excited and meets lots of new playmates. The trouble is, five of them are small and cute and furry. The other trouble is that there are so many things that can cause trouble.
ISBN 9781862308343
Series Daisy series (13 of 15)
Publisher Red Fox, 2009
Topics / Year 4 easy reads /
Gray, Kes & Sharratt, Nick (ill)
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30682
Daisy and the trouble with life
In Daisy's guide to life, nothing is black and white, and it is certainly not fair. While suffering from an upset tummy, Daisy has plenty of time to think about her goldfish, Freddy, who thinks he's a dolphin, the school name-caller, Jack Beechwhistle, remote control cars and hosepipes that don't do as they're told. Hopefully, life will improve when she's ungrounded and off the loo.
ISBN 9781862301672
Series Daisy series (8 of 15)
Publisher Red Fox, 2007
Topics / Year 4 easy reads /
Gray, Kes & Sharratt, Nick (ill)
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1287
Daisy and the trouble with zoos
Daisy, Gabby and Dylan are on a trip to the zoo for Daisy's birthday. She'll be able to enter the penguin area and actually feed the penguins. There's trouble when Daisy wants to adopt one of the penguins.
ISBN 9781862304932
Series Daisy series (10 of 15)
Publisher Red Fox, 2008
Topics / Year 4 easy reads /
Gray, Kes & Sharratt, Nick (ill)
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45857
Daisy Dawson and the big freeze
It's icy cold and the farm is wrapped in snow when Boom takes Daisy to meet the newborn lambs and their trainee sheepdog, Ricky Roundup. When Woolverton, the most inquisitive lamb, wanders off into the frozen woods, Daisy and Boom must follow him into the blizzard and bring him safely home to the flock.
ISBN 9781406311020
Series Daisy Dawson series (3 of 4)
Publisher Walker Books, 2009
Voake, Steve & Meserve, Jessica (ill)
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96307
Daisy Dawson and the secret pool
Daisy Dawson's quest to complete an excellent school project leads her to a secret otter place and some danger. Her ability to talk to animals proves, as always, to be very helpful.
ISBN 9781406304015
Series Daisy Dawson series (2 of 4)
Publisher Walker Books, 2008
Voake, Steve & Meserve, Jessica (ill)
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Daisy Dawson is on Her Way
Daisy's late for school, again. An encounter with a butterfly leaves her able to understand everything that animals say. When her friend Boom, a stray dog, is caught by the pound, Daisy enlists the help of a host of animal friends to set him free.
ISBN 9781406300802
Series Daisy Dawson series (1 of 4)
Publisher Walker Books, 2007
Voake, Steve & Meserve, Jessica (ill)
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Daisy Dawson series
Daisy Dawson is a little girl who can talk to animals. Any two books from this series may be read as Challenge books; up to five more can be read as personal choice books. Go to the Series lists for individual book titles.
Series Daisy Dawson series (4 books)
Voake, Steve & Meserve, Jessica (ill)
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Daisy series
Daisy is an ordinary little girl with an ordinary life. Even an ordinary life can be full of fun and trouble of one sort or another. Any two books from this series may be read as Challenge books; up to five more can be read as personal choice books. Go to the Series lists for individual book titles.
Series Daisy series (15 books)
Gray, Kes & Sharratt, Nick (ill)
No book cover.
75909
Dangerous alphabet, The
A is for Always, that's where we embark. Two children, treasure map in hand, and their pet gazelle sneak past their father, out of their house, and into a world beneath the city, where monsters and pirates roam. A captivating, chilling riot of an alphabet book with eye-popping illustrations.
ISBN 9780747597155
Publisher Bloomsbury, 2008
Gaiman, Neil & Grimly, Gris (ill)
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4141
Danny Best
Eight year old Danny Best is the best. He's just so good at everything, especially winning. He's also good at having a rollicking good time with his local mates as well as Pugsley the dog, Captain Hook the cat and those pesky critters called adults. From cops and robbers to hide-and-seek to obstacle courses, races and wilderness jaunts, Danny and his friends are kings and queens of the neighbourhood.
ISBN 9780733333330
Publisher ABC Books, 2015
Storer, Jen & Vane, Mitch (ill)
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5716
Danny Best: Me first!
Danny Best is the best at everything. He ALWAYS comes number one. In these four stories Danny tries to beat a world record, catch a giant fish, and has wild adventures. Joined by his best friends and his loyal, but misbehaved dog, we find out if Danny can really live up to his name and be the Best at everything.
ISBN 9780733333354
Publisher ABC Books, 2018
Storer, Jen & Vane, Mitch (ill)
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7772
Day no one was angry, The
Twelve funny, philosophical short stories about angry animals. First comes the hyrax, angry at the sun for not being around when he wants it. Elephant is angry with himself for trying to climb a tree that he always falls out of. Beetle and earthworm try to outdo each other by being more angry than the other. Lobster sells all kinds of anger door-to-door. Then, one day, all anger disappears and the animals are worried.
ISBN 9781927271605
Publisher Gecko Press, 2015
Tellegen, Toon & Boutavant, Marc (ill)
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1366
Dead funny
More of the hilarious adventures of Danny Thompson, his family and friends.
ISBN 9781862915466
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2003
Simons, Moya
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31961
Diary of a basketball hero
Marcus Atkinson is a basketball hero, not. But, his dad, a self-help author, is convinced that Marcus can achieve anything he sets his mind to and has magic in his bounce.
ISBN 9781760111502
Series Diary of a series (11 books)
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2015
Flint, Shamini & Heinrich, Sally (ill)
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2254
Diary of a cricket god
Nine year old Marcus Atkinson is a Maths whiz who is not good at sport. His dad is a self-help author who thinks Marcus can achieve anything he sets his mind to. Marcus thinks cricket is some sort of insect and is stumped why anyone would want to play such a stupid game.
ISBN 9781742378268
Series Diary of a series (11 books)
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2012
Flint, Shamini & Heinrich, Sally (ill)
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38434
Diary of a golf pro
Marcus Atkinson is a golf pro, not. But, his dad, a self-help author, is convinced that Marcus can achieve anything he sets his mind to and has magic in his swing.
ISBN 9781760111496
Series Diary of a series (11 books)
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2015
Flint, Shamini & Heinrich, Sally (ill)
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89024
Diary of a killer cat, The
Poor Ellie is horrified when Tuffy drags a dead bird, and then a mouse, into the house. But Tuffy can't understand what all the fuss is about. Soft-hearted Ellie must get her beloved pet to change his wild ways before the next victim arrives through the cat-flap, and Tuffy ends up in even deeper trouble.
ISBN 9780141335773
Publisher Puffin UK, 2011
Fine, Anne & Cox, Steve (ill)
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49590
Diary of a rugby champ
Marcus Atkinson is a rugby champ, not. But, his dad is a self-help author who thinks Marcus can achieve anything he sets his mind to. He's convinced that Marcus has magic in his legs.
ISBN 9781743313596
Series Diary of a series (11 books)
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2013
Flint, Shamini & Heinrich, Sally (ill)
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Diary of a 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 Diary of a series (11 books)
Various
No book cover.
5816
Diary of a soccer star
Marcus Atkinson is a soccer star, not. But, his Dad is convinced that nine year old Marcus has magic in his feet. Marcus would much rather spend his time doing mathematics.
ISBN 9781742378251
Series Diary of a series (11 books)
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2010
Flint, Shamini & Heinrich, Sally (ill)
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8469
Diary of a super swimmer
Marcus is a maths whiz, who is not good at sports. But, his dad, a self-help author, is convinced otherwise. Just when Marcus hopes his dad has finally run out of sports for him to try, he discovers a new one, involving water. But, Marcus is not a fish. Marcus is not a turtle. Marcus is an ordinary boy. He will not love to swim.
ISBN 9781743318843
Series Diary of a series (11 books)
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2014
Flint, Shamini & Heinrich, Sally (ill)
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49876
Diary of a Taekwondo master
Marcus Atkinson is a taekwondo master, not. He is a maths whiz who is not good at sport. But, his dad is convinced that Marcus has magic in his kicks.
ISBN 9781743313602
Series Diary of a series (11 books)
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2012
Flint, Shamini & Heinrich, Sally (ill)
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9808
Diary of a tennis prodigy
Marcus Atkinson is a tennis genius, not. He is a maths whiz, who is not good at any sport. But, his dad is convinced that Marcus has magic in his wrists and can achieve anything he sets his mind to.
ISBN 9781760290887
Series Diary of a series (11 books)
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2016
Flint, Shamini & Heinrich, Sally (ill)
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27790
Diary of a track and field titan
Marcus Atkinson is nine years old, good at maths and computer games but, definitely, not sports. His dad's latest crazy idea is for him to try track and field. Even worse, there are ten events. Marcus knows he's not good at one sport, let alone ten different ones.
ISBN 9781743317297
Series Diary of a series (11 books)
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2014
Flint, Shamini & Heinrich, Sally (ill)
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30127
Diary of an AFL Legend
Marcus is a maths whiz who is not good at sport. His dad is a self-help author who thinks Marcus can achieve anything he sets his mind to, even becoming an AFL legend!
ISBN 9781760295141
Series Diary of a series (11 books)
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2017
Flint, Shamini & Heinrich, Sally (ill)
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27097
Dinosaur hunt
Max, the spaniel, is not just any dog. Join Max as he undertakes an expedition searching for dinosaurs. You will be amazed at what he finds.
ISBN 9780545057486
Publisher Orchard Books, 2009
Topics / Year 3 easy reads /
Catrow, David
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5569
Diplodocus trampled my teepee, A
Captain Saurus was a legendary pirate. He had a dinosaur-bone leg and a magic glass eye that could bring fossils to life. When Jack and Toby find the magic eyeball while camping, they unleash an avalanche of dinosaurs of every shape and size. To reverse the curse, the kids have to solve the Captain's cunning clues.
ISBN 9780857981844
Series Saurus street series (6 of 6)
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2013
Falk, Nick & Flowers, Tony (ill)
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12687
Dirt experiment, The
An amusing story about a family who divides their house in two - one side for the clean and tidy mum and daughter and the other for the dirty dad and son. Some coarse language in context.
ISBN 9780733616204
Publisher Hodder Headline Australia Pty Ltd, 2003
Glover, Richard & Gordon, Gus (ill)
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9690
Doctor Frankenstein's other monster
Doctor Frankenstein has created a new monster but unfortunately he has little control over him when Frank Junior decides to explore his new world. As he searches for a playmate, Frank Junior is totally unaware of the havoc he is creating as he outwits the police and army. Finally he meets someone who looks past his appearance and is happy to play.
ISBN 9780987366801
Publisher CSI-Books, 2012
Gray, Nigel & Smith, Craig (ill)
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16082
Dog boy
Harry Highpants hates corned beef with white sauce but he is not allowed to leave the table until he finishes his meal. Harry is very thin so his parents serve it to him every night so that he will become big and strong. Harry needs to find a way to cope.
ISBN 9780733618352
Series Hotshots (9 books)
Publisher Hodder Children's Books (Australia), 2004
Larkin, John & McKenzie, Heath (ill)
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1467
Dog tales
All sorts of interesting and unusual things happen in Dolan Street, and the dogs are always at the centre of them. A very funny and warm dog tale where the roles of the dogs and people are cleverly reversed.
ISBN 9781862914810
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2003
Rodda, Emily
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33727
Don't be Horrid Henry
Henry's baby brother can do no wrong, even when he kicks Henry or breaks his toys. Finally Henry works out what to do.
ISBN 9781842556726
Publisher Orion, 2008
Simon, Francesca
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Dotty Detective NEW SERIES 2018
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 Dotty Detective NEW SERIES 2018 (6 books)
Vulliamy, Clara
No book cover.
5662
Dotty detective: Birthday surprise, The
Dot, her best friend Beans and her dog McClusky all love sniffing out a good mystery and together they will solve the case and save the day. Dotty is sporty, funny, creative, clever and Fearless: She is great with codes and puzzles and most of all - if there's a mystery to solve - she's your girl. This time round her trusty sidekick, Beans and Top Dog, McClusky are keeping secrets from Dotty - will she like their surprise?
ISBN 9780008248413
Series Dotty Detective NEW SERIES 2018 (5 of 6)
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, UK, 2018
Vulliamy, Clara
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5660
Dotty detective: Lost puppy, The
Dot, her best friend Beans and her dog McClusky all love sniffing out a good mystery and together they will solve the case and save the day. It's the last week of school term and the children are looking forward to the School summer fair. Dotty and best pal Beans will be looking after pet's corner, starring McClusky and his two canine pals: Geoffrey and the little sausage dog puppy, Chipolata. But just days before the fair disaster strikes - Chipolata has gone missing. Dotty and Beans get on the case. Can they solve the mystery of the missing puppy?
ISBN 9780008248376
Series Dotty Detective NEW SERIES 2018 (4 of 6)
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, UK, 2018
Vulliamy, Clara
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30193
Dotty detective: Midnight mystery, The
Dot and Beans are looking forward to their school trip to Adventure Camp where they will do lots of exciting activities and have a chance at winning the Ace Adventurer Prize. But why is someone trying to spoil the fun? It is up to Dot and Beans to use their detective skills to find out and solve the mystery.
ISBN 9780008132422
Series Dotty Detective NEW SERIES 2018 (3 of 6)
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, UK, 2017
Vulliamy, Clara
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39884
Dotty detective: Paw print puzzle, The
When Dot starts to hear strange noises, in the hallway at night, her best friend Beans is convinced there is something spooky going on in her house. Following their favourite TV character Ace Detective's golden rules, Dot and Beans set out to find the proof that they need to solve the mystery of the strange noises.
ISBN 9780008132453
Series Dotty Detective NEW SERIES 2018 (2 of 6)
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, UK, 2017
Vulliamy, Clara
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5986
Dotty Detective: Super secret agent
Dot loves super-sour apple sherbets, running fast and puzzles. With the help of her dog McClusky she is always ready to unravel a mystery. So when someone seems set on sabotaging the school show, Dot is determined to find out how and save the day.
ISBN 9780008132491
Series Dotty Detective NEW SERIES 2018 (1 of 6)
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, UK, 2016
Vulliamy, Clara
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1500
Double trouble
Includes the Daisy books, Really really and You do, in one big book that is double the fun and double the trouble.
ISBN 9780099495154
Series Daisy series (6 of 15)
Publisher Red Fox, 2006
Topics / Year 4 easy reads /
Gray, Kes & Sharratt, Nick (ill)
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Double trouble 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 Double trouble series (4 books)
Regan, Fiona & Shea, Louis (ill)
No book cover.
1599
Double trouble: dinosaur danger
The twins are going on a boring class excursion. But Tommy and Coop's latest prank is guaranteed to cause an uproar.
ISBN 9781743623763
Series Double trouble series (4 books)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2014
Topics / Year 4 easy reads /
Regan, Fiona & Shea, Louis (ill)
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34988
Double trouble: midnight mischief
Tommy and Coop are so excited - it's their first school camp. But will mayhem at midnight mean it is their last.
ISBN 9781743623770
Series Double trouble series (4 books)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2014
Topics / Year 4 easy reads /
Regan, Fiona & Shea, Louis (ill)
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7457
Double trouble: prank alert
Tommy and Coop just love pranking. But will the twins be in double the trouble after their big school prank.
ISBN 9781742838564
Series Double trouble series (4 books)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2014
Topics / Year 4 easy reads /
Regan, Fiona & Shea, Louis (ill)
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1586
Double trouble: skateboard stars
Tommy and Coop are entering a skate competition. But can they come up with a plan to both be the skateboard star.
ISBN 9781742838571
Series Double trouble series (4 books)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2014
Topics / Year 4 easy reads /
Regan, Fiona & Shea, Louis (ill)
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1539
Dulcie and Dud and the really cool club
When stuck-up Portia Pratt starts a club and doesn't invite Dulcie and Doug to join, they decide to start one of their own. But, sometimes, trying to do really cool things can backfire.
ISBN 9781862915121
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2003
Martin, Carol Ann & Dawson, Janine (ill)
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4517
Dungzilla
Sally Tinker is pretty smart. She is not even twelve and she has created a machine that can both shrink and enlarge practically anything. Unfortunately, she has enlarged a dung beetle to a monstrous size and it is threatening to crush the whole town in a giant dung ball! Luckily her best friend is probably the worlds best biologist under the age of twelve and together they just might have a chance of stopping the beetle and saving the town.
ISBN 9781925164831
Publisher Fremantle Press, 2017
Topics / Graphic novels /
Foley, James
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1549
Each beach
Eccentric and lovable characters search for the best ice cream, with funny tongue twisting rhymes.
ISBN 9781876233051
Publisher Box Press, 1998
Rubinstein, Gillian
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24957
Eat your peas
Daisy won't eat her peas, no matter what her mother promises. They come to an agreement in the end when Daisy turns the tables on her mum.
ISBN 9781862308046
Series Daisy series (1 of 15)
Publisher Red Fox, 2009
Topics / Year 4 easy reads /
Gray, Kes & Sharratt, Nick (ill)
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22704
Ellie, engineer
Ellie wants to be an engineer when she is older. She has her own workshop, tool belt and notepad for keeping track of her sketches and completed projects. Her best friend Kit has a birthday approaching and Ellie always engineers and builds Kit's gifts. So this year Ellie decides to build a really special project as a gift.
ISBN 9781681195193
Publisher Bloomsbury, 2018
Pearce, Jackson
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7759
Enoch the emu
Enoch the emu thinks it will be very easy being a house husband. He is not so sure once his partner, Wilhemina, leaves him to look after the eggs. By the time the story finishes only the joy of fatherhood can make up for his ordeal.
ISBN 9780949130044
Publisher Childerset Publishers, 2006
Winch, Gordon
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1607
Enormous crocodile, The
The Enormous Crocodile is incredibly greedy. He plans to guzzle as many children as he can for his lunch. Luckily, he's not very clever and the other animals in the jungle are determined to spoil his wicked schemes.
ISBN 9780140568226
Publisher Puffin UK, 2002
Dahl, Roald
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130979
Eric and Einstein
At home, Eric's parents are always busy and at school, he is always in trouble. When Eric meets Einstein, a genius mouse who has escaped the clutches of a mad scientist, Eric's life begins to turn around. But, the mad scientist is on their trail.
ISBN 9780330423175
Publisher Pan MacMillan, 2007
Heffernan, John & Snellgrove, Alex (ill)
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Ernie & Maud series
Humorous series about superheroes and animals. 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 Ernie & Maud series (4 books)
Watts, Frances & Watson, Judy (ill)
No book cover.
31032
Extraordinary Ernie and Marvellous Maud
Ernie Eggers is thrilled when he wins a superhero contest and becomes Extraordinary Ernie, after school on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and all day Saturday. Ernie is dismayed when he discovers that his sidekick is a sheep. But, Ernie soon discovers that Maud is no ordinary sheep.
ISBN 9780733321924
Series Ernie & Maud series (1 of 4)
Publisher ABC Books, 2008
Watts, Frances & Watson, Judy (ill)
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60613
Fangtastic, Ms Wiz
Two stories are included. Class Five's new teacher, Ms Wiz, wears black nail polish, has a talking rat, a special classroom aide and uses some very direct action teaching methods. In the second story, Ms Wiz is dancing with a tall, dark-haired man with long white fangs. Class Five go into action when they realise that she is falling in love with this stranger.
ISBN 9781842707036
Series Ms Wiz series (18 books)
Publisher Andersen Press Ltd, 2008
Blacker, Terence & Ross, Tony (ill)
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567929
Fart monster and me: The crash landing
Is it a bird? Is it a plane? Are those clouds shaped like bottoms?! Nothing exciting has ever happened in Ben Dugan's backyard. That is, until something crash-lands from the biggest and smelliest storm cloud in the sky! In one split second, Ben's life changes forever.
ISBN 9780733338922
Publisher ABC Books, 2018
Miller, Tim & Stanton, Matt
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567926
Fart monster and me: The new school
Stone Beach Primary is not ready for Ben Dugan and his new best friend. The teachers don't know what they're in for. The students don't know what they'll be smelling. Even Ben is unsure that he'll survive the first day.
ISBN 9780733338939
Publisher ABC Books, 2018
Miller, Tim & Stanton, Matt
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6524
Fast Grandma
Evie and Matthew's grandma isn't like other people's grandmas. Their grandma is very active and does everything fast, so fast that they have trouble keeping up with her. Then, they discover Grandma's secret.
ISBN 9780143305705
Series Aussie nibbles (51 books)
Publisher Puffin Australia, 2011
Clark, Margaret & Smith, Craig (ill)
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111575
Footballer called Flip, A, Books for Boys
Jack is short, really short, and finds his mum can give him a few tips to help him make the soccer team.
ISBN 9780340917985
Series Books for boys series (2 of 13)
Publisher Hodder Children's Books (UK), 2006
Whybrow, Ian & Ross, Tony (ill)
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16521
Freaks ahoy
In 4F for Freaks, gentle Miss Corker appeared to have been defeated by the terrible class and replaced by scary Miss Schnorkel. In this sequel, Miss Schnorkel's secret is out: she is Miss Corker in disguise. Once the news spreads around the class, it is game on to unmask the imposter. But armed with the Teacher's Handbook, Miss Schnorkel stays one step ahead.
ISBN 9781741149838
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2007
Hobbs, Leigh
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5832
Freaks on the loose: the whole story
We dare you to join Miss Corker and 4F, the class without a yearning for learning. Now in one volume: 4F for Freaks & Freaks Ahoy!
ISBN 9781760294311
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2018
Hobbs, Leigh
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22327
From burglar to football star, Books for Boys
Jimmy knows he's on the wrong path, getting into the wrong crowd. But, stealing is thrilling and it makes him feel smart. So, when Jimmy gets on the wrong side of the law, he's lucky to have a big sister to rescue him and put him on the straight and narrow. Except Chrissie's a football nut and she's going to get Jimmy fit and into the game. Whether he likes it or not.
ISBN 9781444915747
Series Books for boys series (13 of 13)
Publisher Hodder Children's Books (UK), 2013
Whybrow, Ian & Beech, Mark (ill)
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15813
Funny lunch
Max is not just a dog, he's a great chef. So begins the hilarious story of one of the funniest dogs you'll ever meet. Max's customers are hungry. Tummies are growling. Then, comes the biggest lunch order ever, for 100 pizzas with the lot. Max is one clever chef who has the perfect solution.
ISBN 9780545057479
Publisher Orchard Books, 2010
Topics / Year 3 easy reads /
Catrow, David
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5647
Fuzz McFlops
Fuzz McFlops is a reclusive yet creative rabbit. A great poet and writer, he has penned celebrated works, such as The Withered Carrot and Unhappy Easter. So, Fuzz is disgruntled when Charlotte Passe-Partout suggests that his writing could be enhanced by a touch of optimism. A flurry of correspondence ensues between the two rabbits, until Fuzz begins to wonder if Charlotte's positive approach might have some merit.
ISBN 9781782690757
Publisher Pushkin Press, 2015
Furnari, Eva & Entrekin, Alison (trans)
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43688
Gargoylz at a midnight feast
Max and Ben are planning a midnight feast with the gargoylz. It seems a simple plan until Ben's older sister interrupts the fun. The boys need to outwit Arabella before she discovers the secret of the gargoylz.
ISBN 9781862308664
Series Gargoylz series (3 of 5)
Publisher Red Fox, 2009
Burchett, Jan & Vogler, Sara & Noyes, Leighton (ill)
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22178
Gargoylz get up to mischief
The gargoylz are causing more mischief at Oldacre Primary School and at Max's house too. Toby gets mistaken for a garden gnome and Max discovers the wonders of soapy water, worms and even washing-up.
ISBN 9781862308367
Series Gargoylz series (2 of 5)
Publisher Red Fox, 2009
Burchett, Jan & Vogler, Sara & Noyes, Leighton (ill)
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4129
Gargoylz have fun at the fair
The fair has come to town and Max, Ben and the Gargoylz can't wait to ride the ghost train, zoom along on the dodgems and zip down the helter-skelter. But Barney gets trapped! Can the boys save their friend and outwit Ben's older sister, Enemy Agent Arabella, too?
ISBN 9781407097299
Series Gargoylz series (6 of 5)
Publisher Red Fox, 2010
Burchett, Jan & Vogler, Sara & Noyes, Leighton (ill)
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64683
Gargoylz on the loose
Max Black and Ben Neal attend Oldacre Primary School. But, their school is a bit different to other schools. In the church next door live the gargoylz, monsters who are super sneaky, super naughty and with super powers.
ISBN 9781862308350
Series Gargoylz series (1 of 5)
Publisher Red Fox, 2009
Burchett, Jan & Vogler, Sara & Noyes, Leighton (ill)
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Gargoylz series
The Gragoylz get up to lots of tricks and pranks. Any two books from this series may be read as Challenge books; up to five more can be read as personal choice books. See Series lists for individual titles.
Series Gargoylz series (5 books)
Burchett, Jan & Vogler, Sara & Noyes, Leighton (ill)
No book cover.
22878
Gargoylz take a trip
Max and Ben are looking forward to their school trip to the beach and wish that the gargoylz could come with them. But, that just wouldn't be possible. The boys are not the only ones who are surprised when they find the gargoylz are up to some more mischief.
ISBN 9781862308671
Series Gargoylz series (4 of 5)
Publisher Red Fox, 2009
Burchett, Jan & Vogler, Sara & Noyes, Leighton (ill)
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28008
Garibaldi's biscuits
Garibaldi's army defeats the French in a rather unusual battle and reclaims the land for Italy. Biscuits cooked for the occasion seal the peace.
ISBN 9781842708606
Publisher Andersen Press Ltd, 2008
Steadman, Ralph
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29551
Ghost striker at the football club, Books for Boys
Jake Treasure loves football and so would his dad, if he wasn't working all the time. When Jake and his dog go into the woods in search of their football, a lucky shot by Jake changes everything.
ISBN 9781444915723
Series Books for boys series (11 of 13)
Publisher Hachette Children's Books, 2013
Whybrow, Ian & Beech, Mark (ill)
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33765
Gibblewort the goblin
Whether he's stung and nibbled in the bush, cuddled by an octopus at the bottom of the Great Barrier Reef or gobbled by city traffic, trouble follows Gibblewort like a bad smell.
ISBN 9781741660050
Series Goblin series (7 of 8)
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2005
Kelleher, Victor
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12169
Giraffe who got in a knot, The
A giraffe struggles to undo a tight knot in his long neck but his efforts only make it worse. The other brilliantly illustrated, and not so helpful, animal characters add to the humour.
ISBN 9780099596202
Publisher Red Fox, 1999
Bush, John & Geraghty, Paul (ill)
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1631
Goblin at the beach
Goblin makes it to the beach, but 'fun in the sun' includes frying your feet on hot sand, accidentally chugging down sun cream and hitching a ride on an angry shark.
ISBN 9781741662344
Series Goblin series (8 of 8)
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2007
Kelleher, Victor
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15077
Goblin at the zoo
When Gibblewort wakes up at the zoo, he thinks he's in deepest, darkest Africa. So he squeezes his way into a nice, safe cage only to find he's become the object of affection for a female chimpanzee.
ISBN 9780759321007
Series Goblin series (6 of 8)
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2005
Kelleher, Victor
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1935
Goblin in the bush
Gibblewort is a nasty, Irish goblin who posts himself to Australia. This is his funny journey in Australia with emus, bull-ants and snakes.
ISBN 9781740517706
Series Goblin series (4 of 8)
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2002
Kelleher, Victor
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13044
Goblin in the city
Gibblewort the Goblin thinks he is on the way home to Ireland until he gets thrown out of a mail van into the middle of a bustling city. He wonders where the grey clouds and squelchy rain have gone. Gibblewort is lost and soon finds himself in all sorts of trouble.
ISBN 9781740519816
Series Goblin series (2 of 8)
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2005
Kelleher, Victor
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33799
Goblin in the rainforest
Gibblewort is in a rainforest and soon finds himself being stung, squeezed, sucked, nipped and pecked by all sorts of strange and unusual creatures.
ISBN 9781740519823
Series Goblin series (1 of 8)
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2004
Kelleher, Victor
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10602
Goblin in the snow
Gibblewort the Goblin is so bad-tempered the other goblins pack him off to a skiing holiday in Austria to get rid of him. Unfortunately, he ends up in Australia by mistake and takes to the Australian snow fields, attracting trouble wherever he goes.
ISBN 9781741660258
Series Goblin series (5 of 8)
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2005
Kelleher, Victor
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33855
Goblin on the reef
Gibblewort is a nasty little Irish goblin who loves playing horrible tricks on his friends. But, when he decides to mail himself to Australia for some sun, things begin to go very wrong. Trouble follows Gibblewort like a bad smell.
ISBN 9781740518550
Series Goblin series (3 of 8)
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2005
Kelleher, Victor
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Goblin 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 Goblin series (8 books)
Kelleher, Victor
No book cover.
51466
Gorgon in the gully, The
Beyond the basketball courts and classrooms of St Raph's is a gully where everything disappears forever. Danny has heard stories about a creature that lives down there. So, he wonders why he's volunteered to face the Gorgon when he's been petrified of everything all his life. He knows he can't do it alone.
ISBN 9780143305613
Publisher Puffin Australia, 2010
Marchetta, Melina
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9970
Gorilla suit, The
Amusing story of a boy in his gorilla suit who becomes confused with a real gorilla and gets swapped over for a day.
ISBN 9780143300175
Series Aussie nibbles (51 books)
Publisher Penguin, 2002
Kelleher, Victor & King, Stephen Michael (ill)
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22969
Great barbie disaster, The
Dad loves to make things. So, when Mum wants a new barbecue, Dad gets to work. Then, they have a weekend barbie that no one will ever forget.
ISBN 9781742991245
Series Mates - great Australian yarns series (27 books)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2016
Ingram, Tania & Miesen, Christina (ill)
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9580
Great piratical rumbustification, The
A very funny and exciting adventure about pirates.
ISBN 9780140312614
Publisher Penguin NZ, 1981
Mahy, Margaret
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2719
Greatest sheep in history, The
Ernie Eggers (also known as Extraordinary Ernie) is a trainee superhero. With his sidekick Maud, a sheep, and other members of the Superheroes Society, he is off to the National Superheroes Conference. When Chicken George disrupts the conference, all the superheroes are stunned. Something has to be done.
ISBN 9780733323065
Series Ernie & Maud series (3 of 4)
Publisher ABC Books, 2009
Watts, Frances & Watson, Judy (ill)
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43481
Greta Zargo and the death robots from outer space
Greta Zargo is the only person who can save planet Earth from death robots, although she doesn't know this. Imagine being allowed to live in your own house with no adults from the time you turn 8 because of a mix up in your parents will after they die. This is Greta Zargo's life. Greta wants to be an award-winning journalist. She tries to solve the case of the missing cakes when Death robots try to destroy earth after destroying many other planets in the universe. Will she be able to stop them? Will she find out who is taking the cakes? Read this hilarious laugh out loud book to find out.
ISBN 9781408869475
Publisher Bloomsbury, 2017
Harrold, A.D & Todd-Stanton, Joe (ill)
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13147
Gruesome truth, The
Leo finds himself in all sorts of trouble when he invents a story about a hailstone.
ISBN 9780733616822
Publisher Hodder Headline Australia Pty Ltd, 2003
Gallate, Bernard
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517
Hairy story, A
Unhappy with his short hair, Ben wishes for fast-growing hair. His hair grows so quickly with such unexpected results that everyone in the neighbourhood ends up wishing for it to return to normal.
ISBN 9780732996031
Publisher Macmillan Education Australia Pty Ltd, 2005
Alexander, Goldie & Cammell, Sandra
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49929
Harry Highpants and the salivating beast
To most people, Harry Highfield is just an ordinary boy who wears his pants a little higher than you'd expect. During school holidays, however, Harry gets out his cape and becomes a superhero. When his brother loses his best cricket ball over the fence, Harry has a chance to use his superhero powers to retrieve it.
ISBN 9780733320675
Publisher ABC Books, 2007
Larkin, John & McKenzie, Heath (ill)
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15038
Henrietta, there's no one better
Henrietta talks about her life, her family, her pets, her best friend and her imaginative play.
ISBN 9781741147186
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2004
Murray, Martine
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58245
Heroes of the year
Extraordinary Ernie and Marvellous Maud have a good chance of winning the Heroes of the Year award. That is, until a pencil-wielding fiend starts to wreak havoc in Baxter. Ernie and Maud must stop Pencil Pete and win the golden trophy.
ISBN 9780733328732
Series Ernie & Maud series (4 of 4)
Publisher ABC Books, 2011
Watts, Frances & Watson, Judy (ill)
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3698
Hide that horse
Hiding a horse, even a very small one, isn't easy. Tim and Mr Conroy have to use all their wits to keep little Percy from being caught by horse-hating Ranger Dooley.
ISBN 9780143304494
Series Aussie nibbles (51 books)
Publisher Puffin Australia, 2009
Metzenthen, David & Hobbs, Leigh (ill)
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6963
High crime in Milk Bay
David and Bernice's detective agency is open again. Mrs Butterworth's two goats are missing, Mr Bottle wants help with a flower-napping and the police are investigating a huge theft from the bank. Meanwhile, David is sure he saw a boy in the upstairs window of a house. No-one believes the boy exists and the adults in the house are very unfriendly. Even Bernice thinks that David is imagining things.
ISBN 9781921150401
Series Walk right in detective agency series, The (2 of 5)
Publisher Walker Books, 2008
Simons, Moya
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3817
Hilo: Boy who crashed to Earth, The
When a strange boy in silver underwear falls from the sky D.J. and his friends think it is pretty cool to have a new kid at school that can do crazy things, even if he can't remember anything about where he came from. But when evil robots start appearing to destroy the earth, this new boy could become the most important or the most dangerous friend the gang has ever had. A graphic novel.
ISBN 9780141376929
Publisher Penguin, 2015
Topics / Graphic novels /
Winick, Judd
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9583
Hobby for Mrs Arbuckle, A
Mrs Emmeline Arbuckle looks in the newspaper to find a new hobby with the help of her different pets.
ISBN 9780670823833
Publisher Viking Children's, 1989
Smyth, Gwenda & James, Ann (ill)
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849
Horrible Harriet's inheritance: in her own words
You may remember Horrible Harriet - she's wicked, wild and larger than life, and she invented Mr Chicken. Well Harriet is back to claim her inheritance and fill in the gaps in her impressive family tree along the way. These include queens, warriors and yes, a vampire too. Horrible Harriet is going on a journey of a lifetime.
ISBN 9781741149852
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2012
Hobbs, Leigh
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2208
Horrible holiday, The
While his family appears to be going on a disastrous holiday, Kevin is having a good time, appreciating different things.
ISBN 9780141301839
Series Aussie bites (84 books)
Publisher Puffin Australia, 1998
Jinks, Catherine
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2212
Horrid Henry
Horrid Henry tries to be as good as Peter Perfect but fails, especially when he is dragged to dancing lessons against his will.
ISBN 9780752885087
Series Horrid Henry series (1 of 29)
Publisher Orion, 2006
Simon, Francesca
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39382
Horrid Henry and the bogey babysitter
Horrid Henry hates babysitters. He isn't a baby and he doesn't need to be sat on.
ISBN 9781858818269
Series Horrid Henry series (9 of 29)
Publisher Orion, 2002
Simon, Francesca
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19247
Horrid Henry and the demon dinner lady
Horrid Henry is furious. No way will Greasy Greta, the dinner lady, snatch his delicious sweets and crisps again. He tries hiding his food. He tries eating his desserts secretly. But it is no use. So Horrid Henry starts to plan his revenge.
ISBN 9781444001204
Series Horrid Henry series (29 books)
Publisher Orion, 2013
Simon, Francesca
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40784
Horrid Henry and the football fiend
Horrid Henry is up to his tricks with horrible results, usually for others, but sometimes, also for Henry himself.
ISBN 9781842550717
Series Horrid Henry series (29 books)
Publisher Orion, 2006
Simon, Francesca
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40791
Horrid Henry and the mega-mean time machine
Dial spun, buttons pulsed, Horrid Henry Time Traveller was ready to blast off.
ISBN 9781842550694
Series Horrid Henry series (29 books)
Publisher Orion, 2005
Simon, Francesca
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2217
Horrid Henry and the mummy's curse
Four stories including Horrid Henry's hobby, Horrid Henry's homework, Horrid Henry's swimming lesson and Horrid Henry and the mummy's curse.
ISBN 9781858818245
Series Horrid Henry series (7 of 29)
Publisher Orion, 2006
Simon, Francesca
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40800
Horrid Henry and the secret club
Horrid Henry plans revenge when Moody Margaret won't let him into her secret club.
ISBN 9781858812922
Series Horrid Henry series (2 of 29)
Publisher Orion, 2006
Simon, Francesca
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19331
Horrid Henry and the zombie vampire
Four new stories in which Horrid Henry terrorises his classmates at a school sleepover in the museum; plays with Perfect Peter and tricks him into handing over all his money; gets out of writing his own story for Miss Battle-Axe by adapting one of Peter's; and meets the Nudie Foodie, a celebrity chef, who comes to the school to improve school dinners. No more burgers, no more chips.
ISBN 9781842551356
Series Horrid Henry series (29 books)
Publisher Orion, 2011
Simon, Francesca
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40802
Horrid Henry gets rich quick
Horrid Henry thinks of a brilliant way to get rich quickly. It involves selling off his little brother.
ISBN 9781858815725
Series Horrid Henry series (5 of 29)
Publisher Orion, 1998
Simon, Francesca
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40816
Horrid Henry meets the Queen
Horrid Henry meets the Queen, and disaster follows.
ISBN 9781842550687
Series Horrid Henry series (29 books)
Publisher Orion, 2004
Simon, Francesca
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16751
Horrid Henry robs the bank
Horrid Henry helps himself to all the money he needs to win his favourite board game, comes up with another spectacular money-making scheme for launching a newspaper with all the school gossip, vows vengeance on Perfect Peter when Peter nicks his birthday party theme and has his own Pirate Party - and gets it by taking over as Head Teacher when Peter plays school with his goody-goody friends.
ISBN 9781842551325
Series Horrid Henry series (29 books)
Publisher Orion, 2008
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.
2919
Horrid Henry tricks and treats
It's Halloween. With a bag full of tricks and the best costume in town, Henry can't wait to go trick or treating. But, oh the shame. His Mum is expecting him to go out with Peter dressed as a fluffy pink bunny.
ISBN 9781444001099
Series Horrid Henry series (29 books)
Publisher Orion, 2011
Simon, Francesca
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2213
Horrid Henry tricks the tooth fairy
Henry was sick of other kids flaunting their ugly wobbly teeth and disgusting holes in their games. He can't understand why he hasn't lost any teeth yet.
ISBN 9781858813714
Series Horrid Henry series (3 of 29)
Publisher Orion, 1997
Simon, Francesca
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14465
Horrid Henry wakes the dead
Horrid Henry finds a sure fire way of wielding the remote control to ensure he always watches his programme of choice, vies with Moody Margaret to become the head of the school, shows off his prowess as a magician in the school talent show, and battles it out with Perfect Peter over who gets the green dinosaur and who gets the purple one.
ISBN 9781842551332
Series Horrid Henry series (29 books)
Publisher Orchard Books, 2011
Simon, Francesca
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4819
Horrid Henry's birthday party
Henry can't wait for his birthday. His parents are dreading it. Every year, his parties end in mischief and disaster. This year, Mum and Dad have a cunning plan.
ISBN 9781842557228
Series Horrid Henry series (29 books)
Publisher Orion, 2009
Simon, Francesca
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24434
Horrid Henry's cannibal curse
Four new utterly horrid stories; Horrid Henry's Bake-Off sees Henry and Margaret go head-to-head in a hotly contested baking competition, Henry triumphantly reveals his top tips in Horrid Henry's Extra Horrid Guide to Perfect Parents, he reads an interesting book about Evil Evie, a really naughty girl not too dissimilar to himself in Horrid Henry's Bad Book, and conjures up an ancient cannibal's curse to deal with his enemies and small, annoying brother in Horrid Henry's Cannibal Curse.
ISBN 9781444000184
Series Horrid Henry series (29 books)
Publisher Orion, 2015
Simon, Francesca
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26722
Horrid Henry's Christmas cracker
Horrid Henry celebrates Christmas is his hilarious way.
ISBN 9781842555460
Series Horrid Henry series (29 books)
Publisher Orion, 2006
Simon, Francesca
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2214
Horrid Henry's haunted house
Henry was too frightened to move, something dreadful was moaning inside the wardrobe.
ISBN 9781858816500
Series Horrid Henry series (6 of 29)
Publisher Orion, 1999
Simon, Francesca
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14460
Horrid Henry's homework
Horrid Henry is far too busy to bother with his stupid, boring spelling homework. He'll just have to come up with a spectacularly brilliant plan instead.
ISBN 9781444001228
Series Horrid Henry series (29 books)
Publisher Orion, 2013
Simon, Francesca
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20094
Horrid Henry's krazy ketchup
Discover the one thing Horrid Henry is scared of, watch out for the return of Rabid Rebecca, find out what happens when Henry makes a film about his family.
ISBN 9781444000177
Series Horrid Henry series (29 books)
Publisher Orion, 2014
Simon, Francesca
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31287
Horrid Henry's monster movie
Four brand new stories in which Horrid Henry makes his own scary movie, The Undead Demon Monster Who Would Not Die, persuades Peter to hand over his stash of Grump Cards (as a brilliant scheme to get him out of the punishments his parents give him) and spends a weekend at Aunt Ruby's where he has to share a bedroom with his two arch-enemies, Stuck-Up Steve and Bossy Bill. Then when Henry's school decides to have a mini-Olympics, he sets up his own Holympics, with medals for crisp-eating, TV watching, and Burping to the Beat.
ISBN 9781409141761
Series Horrid Henry series (29 books)
Publisher Orion, 2012
Simon, Francesca
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23570
Horrid Henry's nightmare
Four hilarious new Horrid Henry stories - Horrid Henry's Mother's Day, probably not the day his mum looks forward to most in the year, Horrid Henry's Nightmare where Henry's chased by a ghost bunny with huge teeth, a wailing graveyard ghost and, for good measure, a slimy zombie, then a new story about one of his greatest enemies in The Return Of The Demon Dinner Lady and last but not least Fluffy Struts Her Stuff.
ISBN 9781444000160
Series Horrid Henry series (29 books)
Publisher Orion, 2013
Simon, Francesca
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2215
Horrid Henry's nits
Henry's scratching, mum's scratching and dad's scratching. Surely it isn't nits.
ISBN 9781858813530
Series Horrid Henry series (4 of 29)
Publisher Orion, 1997
Simon, Francesca
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2216
Horrid Henry's revenge
Henry accompanies his father to the office, hacks into his parents' computer, meets the Demon Dinner Lady and plans the ultimate revenge on Perfect Peter.
ISBN 9781858818252
Series Horrid Henry series (8 of 29)
Publisher Orion, 2001
Simon, Francesca
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3470
Horrid Henry's sports day
Horrid Henry hates sports day. And he hates the cross-country run more than any other event. But just as he is heaving his weary bones to the starting line, he has a wonderful, spectacular idea of how to win the race.
ISBN 9781444001167
Series Horrid Henry series (29 books)
Publisher Orion, 2012
Simon, Francesca
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13666
Horrid Henry's underpants
Horrid Henry stared at the frilly pink lacy knickers, this was the worst present he ever received.
ISBN 9781842555125
Series Horrid Henry series (10 of 29)
Publisher Orion, 2003
Simon, Francesca
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18358
Horse girl
Eight year old Rebecca eats, sleeps and loves horses and one day turns into one. A simple, humorous story of Rebecca at school as a horse.
ISBN 9780733617881
Series Hotshots (9 books)
Publisher Hodder Headline Australia Pty Ltd, 2004
Larkin, John
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11631
Hotdog
Hotdog and his friends are going on a mad adventure to help a baby bird find his missing mum. They'll climb to crazy heights to find her. But, they'll have to handle a dirty nappy and a karate-chopping rooster to find her.
ISBN 9781760279004
Series HotDog series NEW SERIES 2018 (1 of 4)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2016
Do, Anh & McGuiness, Dan (ill)
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HotDog series NEW SERIES 2018
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 HotDog series NEW SERIES 2018 (4 books)
Do, Anh & McGuiness, Dan (ill)
No book cover.
17625
Hotdog: Circus time
Lizzie's joining the circus. Her sister Emma is a high-flying trapeze star, but Lizzie's terrified of heights! She's going to be a clown- the funniest around! Hotdog and Kev can't wait to see the show. Will everything go to plan?
ISBN 9781760279028
Series HotDog series NEW SERIES 2018 (3 of 4)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2017
Do, Anh & McGuiness, Dan (ill)
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14811
Hotdog: Game time!
Hotdog, Lizzie and Kev are training for GAME DAY! They want to win the big prize - an awesome trip to Rainbow Island! That's where Kev's mum lives! They'll need skill, speed and strength. Do they have what it takes to win?
ISBN 9781760279035
Series HotDog series NEW SERIES 2018 (4 of 4)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2018
Do, Anh & McGuiness, Dan (ill)
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4346
Hotdog: Party time
It's Kev's birthday, so Hotdog and Lizzie are throwing him a surprise party! There'll be cake, games and magic tricks! But will a rude rooster and a cranky donkey ruin the day?
ISBN 9781760279011
Series HotDog series NEW SERIES 2018 (2 of 4)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2017
Do, Anh & McGuiness, Dan (ill)
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32388
How to get rid of a vampire
Zazie has begun writing in her new diary, filling it with all her thoughts and feelings about her friends, school and family, knowing that at least here she will not get into trouble for speaking her mind. School has become much harder work now that their regular teacher is away and the replacement is a particularly strict task master who just happens to bare a striking resemblance to the main character of the book Zazie is currently reading - Dracula. Zazie determines it is up to her to save the situation, using the advice contained within Dram Stoker's book. However not all goes according to plan, with one mishap after another.
ISBN 9781846884221
Publisher Alma Books Ltd, 2017
Erre, J.M & Lallemand, Clemence (ill)
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26175
How to talk to a frill-neck lizard
Tarantula is the fastest lizard that Bern and Cody have ever seen. But, that doesn't mean he can win the big race. Not without Cody's secret weapon.
ISBN 9781862918146
Series Mates - great Australian yarns series (27 books)
Publisher Omnibus Books, 2010
Moloney, James & Linehan, Simone (ill)
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18332
Hubert Horatio Bartle Bobton-Trent
A story about a likable child with rich parents who solves their problems when their money runs out.
ISBN 9780340877890
Publisher Hodder Children's Books (Australia), 2005
Child, Lauren
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36961
Hunches in bunches
Join the craziest creatures as they follow hunches in bunches. Ideal for beginning readers with lots of rhyme, rhythm and repetition.
ISBN 9780007198566
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, UK, 2005
Topics / Year 3 easy reads /
Seuss, Dr
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5610
I don't like poetry
A collection of funny, weird and wacky poems especially for children who think they do not like poetry. There are poems about zombies, dogs, haircuts and grandpas beard, to list just a few. with many more to keep you laughing and rhyming throughout this collection. A fun way to enjoy poetry and learn about language without ever really having to admit it.
ISBN 9781472930033
Publisher Bloomsbury, 2016
Seigal, Andrew & Piascik, Chris (ill)
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8104
Instant tan, The
Blake is jealous of his friend's tan. He decides to tan himself with a liquid he finds in Dad's garage. At first, Blake is happy with the result.
ISBN 9780734409553
Publisher Lothian Books, 2007
Harlen, Jonathan & Jellet, Tom
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15504
It wasn't me
Imagine swallowing a computer chip and becoming a living computer. Imagine almost burning down your school. Imagine being Harry Manners. He is a very unusual boy. His family don't understand him and his teachers wish he would stop daydreaming. But, Harry thinks he's doing just fine, as long as he has a stash of Max Masters comics to read and his imaginary pet pig, Monty, to take for a walk.
ISBN 9780552573139
Publisher Corgi Books, 2016
Bond, Michael & Stewart, Joel (ill)
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18146
It's a book
Monkey is reading a book but his friend wants to know what the book can do. It doesn't have a mouse or make loud noises like his computer. He wonders how you make the characters fight.
ISBN 9781921720147
Publisher Walker Books, 2010
Smith, Lane
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Jake 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 Jake series (6 books)
Spillman, Ken & Nixon, Chris (ill)
No book cover.
26222
Jake's balloon blast
Jake has always wanted to fly, it's just a matter of how. With his best friend, Jonah, he comes up with a fantastic plan to get himself off the ground, with very surprising results.
ISBN 9781921696558
Series Jake series (6 books)
Publisher Fremantle Press, 2011
Spillman, Ken & Nixon, Chris (ill)
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2926
Jake's concert horror
A school concert sounds like fun. Jake could scamper across the stage in a monkey suit. He could CLASH swords with Jonah. Even being a prince might be okay, as long as princesses are kept well clear. But Mrs Paul has other ideas. And Jake is going to have to kiss a girl, in front of the whole school. Jake's teacher seems to be trying to ruin his life.
ISBN 9781921888755
Series Jake series (6 books)
Publisher Fremantle Press, 2012
Spillman, Ken & Nixon, Chris (ill)
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2928
Jake's cooking craze
Jake's friends have all gone cooking crazy, but Jake can't understand the fuss until he starts cooking too. Once Jake unleashes his inner chef, there's nothing he won't try, and a school competition provides the perfect forum to show off his new-found skills-with hilarious results.
ISBN 9781922089106
Series Jake series (6 books)
Publisher Fremantle Press, 2013
Spillman, Ken & Nixon, Chris (ill)
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8218
Jake's gigantic list
Jake's birthday is coming up and dad has suggested he write a list of the things he would like. Jake's birthday list is longer than an anaconda and includes a pirate, a piranha, a dinosaur and a cheetah. Luckily, his Aunty Lyn knows just where to find these things.
ISBN 9781921361715
Series Jake series (6 books)
Publisher Fremantle Press, 2009
Spillman, Ken & Nixon, Chris (ill)
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3139
Jake's monster mess
Jake thinks his room is only slightly messy until his Dad asks him to tidy it. Jake empties his drawers and toy cupboard, and drags out the dusty, forgotten stuff under his bed. Jake wants to do the job properly and surprise his Dad. He does, but not quite in the way he planned.
ISBN 9781921696039
Series Jake series (6 books)
Publisher Fremantle Press, 2010
Spillman, Ken & Nixon, Chris (ill)
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15119
Jeremiah in the dark woods
An adventure in the dark woods leads Jeremiah to meet many familiar characters from popular fairy tales.
ISBN 9780141304960
Publisher Penguin Books Ltd, UK, 1999
Ahlberg, Janet & Allan
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14877
Jim and the beanstalk
Jim is now climbing the beanstalk, not Jack. He befriends the giant who is too old and sad to eat him.
ISBN 9780698115774
Publisher Penguin Putnam, 1997
Briggs, Raymond
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2383
Joke machine. The
Jeffrey works in a junk shop on Saturdays. He finds a mysterious machine which, when he figures out how to make it work, turns out to be an hilarious joke-producing machine.
ISBN 9780747580508
Publisher Bloomsbury, 2006
McCall Smith, Alexander
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17492
Jolly Roger and the pirates of Captain Abdul
Roger is kidnapped by pirates and is very happy about it. The pirates leave the boat to pay Roger's mum an unfriendly visit and when they don't return, it's up to Roger to rescue the pirates from his mum.
ISBN 9781844286010
Publisher Walker Books, 2005
McNaughton, Colin
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5621
Just you wait
Prince Roderick pulls a ribbon from Eleanor's hair on the first day of school and informs her that she has to do as he says. A fairytale with a difference and a humorous resolution to bullying.
ISBN 9781962915236
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2004
De Kantzow, Megan & Smith, Craig (ill)
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16716
Kev and Borax
David is being bullied and he has had enough. When he wishes for a fairy godfather to help him, he gets Kev and Borax, who are not quite what he was expecting. David ends up solving his problems himself after surviving some dubious help.
ISBN 9780143301431
Series Aussie bites (84 books)
Publisher Puffin Australia, 2005
Orman, Lorraine & Vane, Mitch (ill)
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17026
King Arthur and the mighty contest (Crazy Camelot capers)
A rhyming language book which portrays, in simple terms, the story of King Arthur.
ISBN 9781841217147
Publisher Orchard Books, 2004
Mitton, Tony & Robins, Arthur (ill)
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39418
Knight of silk and steel, The
In Germany, in 1227, a strange figure arrives in the village. He says he is a knight and he does have a magnificent horse and a gleaming, silver sword. Sir Ulrich of Bavaria is fighting for Venus, the goddess of love, and he will fight any knight in the land for her honour. Unfortunately, fighting in a silk dress is not so easy.
ISBN 9781408106198
Series Knights' tales series (2 of 4)
Publisher A & C Black, 2009
Deary, Terry & Flook, Helen (ill)
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31835
Knight of spurs and spirits, The
Cruel Sir Robert Hylton terrorises his servants in Hylton Castle. Whilst they suffer from cold, hunger and his temper, Sir Robert drinks wine, warm by the fire. When he goes too far, Sir Robert uses friends to escape the law. But ghosts are known for following their own justice. Sir Robert will not find peace.
ISBN 9781408106204
Series Knights' tales series (1 of 4)
Publisher A & C Black, 2009
Deary, Terry & Flook, Helen (ill)
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22585
Knight of sticks and straw, The
Cristina is just a frightened servant girl who works in the palace. That is, until she gets tangled up in a cunning plot. She will be crucial in the success of the great knight El Cid's last battle and the safety of the entire city against the attacking Berbers. She will have to find new depths of courage to play her part.
ISBN 9781408106211
Series Knights' tales series (3 of 4)
Publisher A & C Black, 2009
Deary, Terry & Flook, Helen (ill)
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50473
Knight of swords and spooks, The
Young George is suspicious when his unloving father decides he will be a squire to King Richard III. George discovers that he is really a hostage to guarantee his father's loyalty to the king. After one failed escape attempt, George believes his tragic fate is sealed.
ISBN 9781408106181
Series Knights' tales series (4 of 4)
Publisher A & C Black, 2009
Deary, Terry & Flook, Helen (ill)
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13077
Knights of the brown table, The, Books for Boys
Ben and the Knights of the Brown Table are on a quest to help Ben's dog out of trouble.
ISBN 9780340911136
Series Books for boys series (9 of 13)
Publisher Hodder Children's Books (UK), 2006
Whybrow, Ian & Ross, Tony (ill)
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Knights' tales series
Exciting, funny stories based on historical events. Any two books from this series may be read as Challenge books; up to five more can be read as personal choice books. Go to the Series lists for individual book titles.
Series Knights' tales series (4 books)
Deary, Terry & Flook, Helen (ill)
No book cover.
2528
Lady Lollipop
Lollipop is no ordinary pig. According to her young owner, Johnny Skinner, she's the cleverest pig in the kingdom. When people stare into her eyes, it seems to change them for the better. But even Lollipop struggles to win over the spoilt princess.
ISBN 9780744578720
Publisher Walker Books, 2001
King-Smith, Dick & Barton, Jill (ill)
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18429
Legend of Captain Crow's teeth, The
Marty is a nine year old boy and his brother, Will, likes to tell him scary stories. An imaginative and funny tale.
ISBN 9780141381305
Publisher Penguin, 2006
Colfer, Eoin & McCoy, Glenn (ill)
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27994
Leo da Vinci vs the ice-cream domination league
Ten year old Leo is a boy with a wild imagination who invents things. He spends each afternoon with his robot, Isaac, and his pet pig, Ragnar. Together, they form Fixit International Inc, which wards off super villains and sends them to super villain prison. With the help of his newly acquired friend, outgoing, enthusiastic Mina, they defeat the evil Ice-cream Domination League.
ISBN 9780857988379
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2015
Pryor, Michael & Faber, Jules (ill)
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15032
Luke and Lulu
A new pet dog creates problems for Luke. He has to take her to puppy school but she's still not ready to behave.
ISBN 9780143301417
Series Aussie bites (84 books)
Publisher Penguin, 2004
Dawe, Bruce & Stewart, Chantal (ill)
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30843
Lulu and the brontosaurus
Lulu is used to getting exactly what she wants, every time. And, if she doesn't, Lulu screeches and screeches until her parents give in to her. However, Lulu's request for a pet brontosaurus for her birthday is beyond their means, and Lulu's desires are thwarted. When thirteen days of screeching fail to bring about the desired dinosaur, Lulu packs a suitcase and goes to find one herself.
ISBN 9780857071477
Publisher Simon & Schuster, 2010
Viorst, Judith & Smith, Lane (ill)
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18333
Magic violin, The
When Jimbo plays the violin, the noise is so terrible that the birds fly away and the people move away from the town. Eventually, the violin decides to take charge.
ISBN 9780143301813
Publisher Puffin Australia, 2006
Kelleher, Victor & King, Stephen Michael (ill)
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17493
Man who wore all his clothes, The
One day, Mr Gaskitt puts on all his clothes, Mrs Gaskitt picks up a robber in her taxi, Gus and Gloria have trouble with a teacher, Horace, the cat, goes to a friend's house to watch TV and the car radio gets things wrong.
ISBN 9781844281299
Publisher Walker Books, 2005
Ahlberg, Allan & McEwen, Katharine (ill)
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Marvin Redpost 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 Marvin Redpost series (8 books)
Sachar, Louis
No book cover.
74861
Marvin Redpost: a flying birthday cake
Marvin can't get to sleep. It's late, the ground is hard in Nick Tuffle's garden, he's full of cake and he's drunk too much punch. Then, he hears a low humming noise, feels the earth shudder and sees a bright flash, sort of the same colour as the green icing on Nick's birthday cake. When he sees a flying birthday cake, candles aglow, Marvin wonders if he's dreaming.
ISBN 9781408801642
Series Marvin Redpost series (6 of 8)
Publisher Bloomsbury, 2010
Topics / Year 3 easy reads /
Sachar, Louis
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17520
Marvin Redpost: alone in his teacher's house
While his teacher, Mrs North, is on holidays, Marvin is looking after her dog. Marvin has become the luckiest boy in school. He'll get to sniff about Mrs North's house and rummage in her fridge. Well, that's what Stuart and Nick, his best friends, would like to do. But, Marvin is serious. After all, he's getting paid and will get a bonus if everything goes smoothly. Nothing could possibly go wrong.
ISBN 9781408801659
Series Marvin Redpost series (4 of 8)
Publisher Bloomsbury, 2010
Topics / Year 3 easy reads /
Sachar, Louis
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3303
Marvin Redpost: class president
Today is Thursday. Today is hole day. Everyone is wearing their holiest clothes, even the class teacher, Mrs North. But, the principal announces that a surprise visitor, a very important person, is coming to the school. There's no time to change. And, with all the television cameras pointed, Marvin just might get to solve his biggest maths problem to date.
ISBN 9781408801680
Series Marvin Redpost series (5 of 8)
Publisher Bloomsbury, 2010
Topics / Year 3 easy reads /
Sachar, Louis
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18865
Marvin Redpost: is he a girl
Marvin Redpost is yet again caught in a dilemma. He's been told that he'll turn into a girl if he kisses his elbow. After accidentally doing just that, Marvin wonders if it's really going to happen to him. When his voice starts to change and he longs to have pigtails, Marvin is worried.
ISBN 9781408801673
Series Marvin Redpost series (3 of 8)
Publisher Bloomsbury, 2010
Topics / Year 3 easy reads /
Sachar, Louis
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86453
Marvin Redpost: kidnapped at birth
Marvin has red hair and blue eyes. He's also left-handed. One day, at school, while writing a report, Marvin realises that nothing adds up. His parents have brown hair and brown eyes. He begins to wonder if he really is Marvin Redpost. He sets out to get things straight but Marvin soon realises that, sometimes, the truth isn't all it's cracked up to be.
ISBN 9781408801703
Series Marvin Redpost series (1 of 8)
Publisher Bloomsbury, 2010
Topics / Year 3 easy reads /
Sachar, Louis
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36803
Marvin Redpost: magic crystal
When he goes home with Casey Happleton one day after school, Marvin is amazed to discover that she lives in an old fire station. But, that's not all that surprises him. Casey has a secret she wants to share. She has a crystal with super, magical powers, a crystal that makes all your wishes come true.
ISBN 9781408801666
Series Marvin Redpost series (8 of 8)
Publisher Bloomsbury, 2010
Topics / Year 3 easy reads /
Sachar, Louis
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39031
Marvin Redpost: super fast, out of control
Suicide Hill is the ultimate test of bravery. Few have conquered the treacherously steep slope. And, rumour has it that Marvin will be taking it on. Only Marvin isn't so sure. His new mountain bike is so enormous, he can barely climb up on to it and changing gears is out of the question. If he succeeds, Marvin will be a hero. If he doesn't, then everyone is about to witness the biggest wipeout ever.
ISBN 9781408801697
Series Marvin Redpost series (7 of 8)
Publisher Bloomsbury, 2010
Topics / Year 3 easy reads /
Sachar, Louis
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18868
Marvin Redpost: why pick on me
Everyone's laughing at Marvin Redpost. He's the grossest kid in school because he picks his nose. Well, that's the rumour the class bully, Clarence, has started and no-one argues with Clarence, not even Marvin's so-called best friends. Marvin must work out how to turn things around.
ISBN 9781408801710
Series Marvin Redpost series (2 of 8)
Publisher Bloomsbury, 2012
Topics / Year 3 easy reads /
Sachar, Louis
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Mates - great Australian yarns series
Lively, cheeky Australian 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 Mates - great Australian yarns series (27 books)
Various
No book cover.
34680
Me and Mister P
Arthur wants an ordinary family life, but instead he has a brother who acts quite differently to other brothers and sisters. This causes Arthur no end of embarrassment. When Arthur has had enough, he tries to run away only to find a polar bear on the doorstep. What can a polar bear do for Arthur and his family? When the spider-fearing polar bear Mr P moves in life changes for Arthur.
ISBN 9780192744210
Publisher Oxford University Press, 2017
Farrer, Maria & Rieley, Daniel (ill)
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6338
Meatball's good dog day
A humorous tale, with cartoon style line drawings, of a dog and his family during a day out at the beach.
ISBN 9780091831707
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 1998
Clark, Margaret & Hayes, Phil (ill)
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1808
Middle sheep, The
Maud is grumpy and she and Ernie are arguing all the time. It seems to Ernie that being his sidekick just isn't important to Maud anymore. Then, Valiant Vera advises that if the two trainee superheroes can't work together, they will be thrown out of the Superheroes Society. Ernie and Maud must learn teamwork before it's too late.
ISBN 9780733323058
Series Ernie & Maud series (2 of 4)
Publisher ABC Books, 2008
Watts, Frances & Watson, Judy (ill)
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74097
Mischief afoot
After a mostly successful week, business at David's and Bernice's detective agency is a bit slow. Fortunately, the circus is coming to town. But, David's detective sensibility suspects there is mischief afoot and, during the first performance of the circus, he notices something is awry. He is convinced there is a mystery here that requires investigation.
ISBN 9781921150753
Series Walk right in detective agency series, The (3 of 5)
Publisher Walker Books, 2009
Simons, Moya
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5551
Miss Wolf and the porkers
Tiny Miss Wolf runs the school library and does it very well, despite a few problems with lizards, rats and cockroaches. She is lucky to have the loyal help of the three Porker children, until one day Miss Wolf arrives to find something terrible.
ISBN 9780141311142
Series Aussie bites (84 books)
Publisher Penguin, 2001
Condon, Bill & Magerl, Caroline (ill)
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18695
Mokie and Bik
Mokie and Bik live on a boat with Laddie, the dog, Slow, the sleepy turtle, and Ruby who sings all day. Dad is on his ship at sea, Mum is busy arting. But, underfoot or overboard, the twins have twice as much fun as anyone else.
ISBN 9781741145502
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2006
Orr, Wendy
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2921
Monster fish, The
It's time for the Big Boomer Fishing Contest and Ben's family is taking part. His cousin, Andy, wants to come too but Dad thinks Andy is clumsy and will fall overboard. But, Andy surprises them all and so do two, big fish.
ISBN 9781862913912
Publisher Omnibus Books, 2009
Thiele, Colin & Smith, Craig (ill)
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13880
Monster Hole, The
Mr and Mrs Snottygobble want a beautiful garden so they can win the garden competition. When a monster hole appears in their garden, they don't know how to get rid of it.
ISBN 9780143300267
Series Aussie nibbles (51 books)
Publisher Penguin, 2003
Small, Mary & Harvey, Roland (ill)
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50790
Monster maintenance manual: a spotter's guide, The
If you have ever wondered why a sock mysteriously disappears after the wash or why your shoelaces get tangled into tricky knots, then you probably have a monster problem. Or, more specifically, two monster problems with a gobblesock living behind your washing machine and a shoelace monster under your bed.
ISBN 9781741968088
Publisher Pier 9, 2010
Macinnis, Peter & Thomas, Adele K (ill)
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24015
Monstroso
Oscar is not looking forward to Grandad looking after him. It means endless rounds of chess or Monopoly, instead of war games on his computer. When he finds Dad's ancient laptop in the study, Oscar logs on to something called Project X and creates a real live warrior, who is programmed to obey Oscar's every command. But, Monstroso's wires are more than a little crossed and Oscar is in all sorts of trouble.
ISBN 9780141328454
Publisher Puffin UK, 2010
Higson, Charles
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15772
Mr Badger and the big surprise
Mr Badger is in charge of special events at a splendid, old London hotel. When he and his assistant, Miss Pims, prepare for Miss Sylvia Smothers-Carruthers' seventh birthday party, little does Mr Badger know just what is in store for Sylvia, and for him.
ISBN 9781742374178
Series Mr Badger series (1 of 4)
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2010
Hobbs, Leigh
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3354
Mr Badger and the difficult duchess
Mr Badger is in charge of special guests at the Boubles Grand Hotel. He is used to dealing with all sorts of guests. But, on the day of the Philatelic Society's Annual Dinner, an extremely difficult guest arrives, demanding the Royal Suite. Mr Badger wonders just who this tall and troublesome woman is, and why she look a little familiar.
ISBN 9781742374192
Series Mr Badger series (3 of 4)
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2011
Hobbs, Leigh
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32267
Mr Badger and the magic mirror
Life is certainly full of surprises at the Boubles Grand Hotel where Mr Badger is in charge of special people and events. When he discovers a mirror that is anything but ordinary, he learns more about his favourite hotel than he would ever have dreamed possible.
ISBN 9781742374208
Series Mr Badger series (4 of 4)
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2011
Hobbs, Leigh
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56214
Mr Badger and the missing ape
For longer than anyone can remember, Algernon has been standing absolutely still in his own special spot at the Boubles Grand Hotel. Everyone is shocked when he disappears. Mr Badger needs to solve the mystery of the missing ape.
ISBN 9781742374185
Series Mr Badger series (2 of 4)
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2010
Hobbs, Leigh
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Mr Badger 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 Mr Badger series (4 books)
Hobbs, Leigh
No book cover.
9585
Mr Biffy's battle
Two busking clowns get into a dispute over who owns the territory they work. Their competitive antics provide much humour in this glorious romp that explores resolving conflict.
ISBN 9780140558722
Publisher Penguin, 1997
Tulloch, Richard
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17490
Mr Trim and Miss Jumble
Mr Trim is neat and tidy with a neat and tidy class. When he's sick, he's replaced by Miss Jumble who untidies everything.
ISBN 9781844289554
Publisher Walker Books, 2005
Boxall, Ed
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5956
Ms Wiz goes live
Caroline and Little Musha face another evening in front of the television, until Ms Wiz and her pet rat agree to baby-sit - and instead of watching TV, they go into it. Little Musha gets to mash a quiz show host, Caroline becomes a star, and as for Ms Wiz, well she always make the news!
ISBN 9780330348690
Series Ms Wiz series (5 of 18)
Publisher MacMillan, 2003
Blacker, Terence & Ross, Tony (ill)
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23513
Ms Wiz goes to Hollywood
Hollywood is full of strange people, but none as strange as Ms Wiz. When When she and Shelly Kelly win a trip to Hollywood, they meet their favorite stars, Mel, Courtney, Brad, and Leonardo, warts and all.
ISBN 9780330481472
Series Ms Wiz series (18 books)
Publisher Andersen Press Ltd, 2001
Blacker, Terence & Ross, Tony (ill)
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5975
Ms Wiz loves Dracula
The lights are low, the music is romantic, and Ms Wiz is dancing with a tall, dark-haired stranger ... with long white fangs. The children of Class 3 go into action when they discover that Ms Wiz is falling in love with Dracula.
ISBN 9780330348737
Series Ms Wiz series (9 of 18)
Publisher MacMillan, 1997
Blacker, Terence & Ross, Tony (ill)
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24637
Ms Wiz mayhem
Ms Wiz's paranormal powers are at work in style in these stories. Somehow, she must prevent the closure of St Barnabas' School, stop Herbert the rat from meeting a sticky end at the pet-hating Harris household, and travel with Podge, Caroline and Jack to the Kingdom of Paranormal Magic and Utter Eternal Mystery, to meet her very unusual family.
ISBN 9780330442879
Series Ms Wiz series (18 books)
Publisher MacMillan, 2006
Blacker, Terence & Ross, Tony (ill)
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19123
Ms Wiz rocks
Ms Wiz is at it again. Podge is learning an instrument but he's terrible. Then, he meets a street singer playing the ukulele, it's Ms Wiz of course. When he joins her band, he finds himself in a TV talent competition. Also, Lizzie's cat is missing, stolen by fur-nappers, and Ms Wiz turns her into a cat to get it back.
ISBN 9781842708484
Series Ms Wiz series (18 books)
Publisher Andersen Press Ltd, 2009
Blacker, Terence & Ross, Tony (ill)
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83007
Ms Wiz rules OK
Ms Wiz goes live. Caroline and Little Musha are babysat by Ms Wiz - and they go into the TV. Power-Crazy Ms Wiz, Mr Harris wants to shape up Podge, and take him away from St Barnabas, so Ms Wiz goes to the Prime Minister to prevent it.
ISBN 9781842708583
Series Ms Wiz series (18 books)
Publisher Andersen Press Ltd, 2010
Blacker, Terence & Ross, Tony (ill)
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Ms Wiz series
The classroom will never be the same again for those who love the stories about Ms Wiz, a teacher with a difference. Her unusual ways of running her class are hilarious, chaotic, unlikely and very, very funny. Any two books from this series may be read as Challenge books; up to five more can be read as personal choice books. Go to the Series lists for individual book titles.
Series Ms Wiz series (18 books)
Blacker, Terence & Ross, Tony (ill)
No book cover.
72831
Muncle Trogg
Giants live on top of Mount Grumble, hidden from humans below. But, not all of them are big. Muncle Trogg is so small that he's laughed at by the others for being human-sized. Fed up, he decides to take a look at the 'Smallings' that he's meant to look like. But, what he discovers is very surprising indeed.
ISBN 9781906427030
Publisher Chicken House, 2011
Foxley, Janet & Wells, Steve (ill)
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7641
Muncle Trogg and the flying donkey
Muncle Trogg is a tiny giant who lives on Mount Grumble. When his home threatens to erupt, Emily, a Smalling, and Muncle Trogg enlist the wisest animal of all, the flying donkey, to convince the giants to listen to them.
ISBN 9781906427955
Publisher Chicken House, 2012
Foxley, Janet & Wells, Steve (ill)
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2340
My dad's a birdman
Lizzie is a very special little girl with an extraordinary dad, and both are trying to cope with the loss of Lizzie's mum. Lizzie is growing up very fast while dad is acting very strangely. Mr Poop parades the streets encouraging dad to go in The Great Human Bird Competition; Auntie Doreen and Mr Mint try to help Lizzie in their own ways; meanwhile, Lizzie and dad make themselves beautiful.
ISBN 9781406313246
Publisher Walker Books, 2007
Almond, David & Dunbar, Polly (ill)
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18216
Neville no-phone
Neville is the only kid in his whole class without a mobile phone. Or, so he tells his parents. When it's clear that Neville's parents can't be persuaded to get him a phone, Neville enlists the help of his mate, Enzo. They are determined. Humans have walked on the moon and they've built the pyramids. Surely, if they put their minds to it, Neville and Enzo can find a way.
ISBN 9781921529962
Publisher Walker Books Australia Pty Ltd, 2011
Branford, Anna & Chadwick, Kat (ill)
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28004
New kid, The: Unpopular me
No-one enjoys being the new kid at school and Sam is no different. He doesn't set out to be the uncool new kid and has plans to be the most popular kid in the school after moving from Adelaide to Canberra. This book is hilarious with tales of lonely losers, frog underpants, fireworks and bad boys.
ISBN 9781760554255
Publisher Pan MacMillan, 2018
O'Loghlin, James & Martin, Matthew (ill)
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15392
Nigel
Nigel lives in Hyde Park, London and is about to become king. That's what Her Divine Highness Queen Bethunia of Hyde has decided, despite Nigel's youth and out-of-control imagination.
ISBN 9782843236143
Publisher Assouline Publishing, 2004
Axelsson, Carina
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Nit Boy series
Feature an unlikely relationship between a nit called Ned and a boy with an Afro hairdo, Lewis. 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 Nit Boy series (2 books)
Bancks, Tristan & McKenzie, Heath (ill)
No book cover.
82264
Nit boy: bug out
Lewis is eleven years old. His blond afro, which defines who he is, is the home for thousands of nits. To Lewis, they are his pets. Mrs Herrick, the deputy principal at school, is determined to exterminate all the nits in school and Lewis is just as determined to get rid of her.
ISBN 9780980566413
Series Nit Boy series (2 of 2)
Publisher Laguna Bay Publishing, 2009
Bancks, Tristan & McKenzie, Heath (ill)
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10697
Nit boy: lift off
Lewis is eleven years old. His blond afro, which defines who he is, is the home for thousands of nits. To Lewis, they are his pets and one of the nits, Ned, is training as a jumping nit. Lewis is harassed by Mrs Herrick, the deputy principal at school, who is determined to exterminate all the nits in school.
ISBN 9780980566406
Series Nit Boy series (1 of 2)
Publisher Laguna Bay Publishing, 2009
Bancks, Tristan & McKenzie, Heath (ill)
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46455
Norman does nothing
Norman is a dignified garden gnome who is used to living in the same place and doing nothing all day. But, Norman's peaceful life suddenly gets turned upside down, with unexpected results.
ISBN 9780143305941
Series Aussie bites (84 books)
Publisher Puffin Australia, 2011
Storer, Jen & Joyner, Andrew (ill)
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22927
Olga and the smelly thing from nowhere
Olga loves science almost as much as she loves animals. She knows that she is going to be a scientist that studies animals when she is old enough. In fact, she has already started studying them. But when Olga discovers a 'thing' that looks like cross between a badly drawn potato and a deflated hamster she doesn't quite know what to do. Like any good scientist, however, Olga begins to study the beast, but what she doesn't realise is that this discovery will begin an adventure that will change her life forever.
ISBN 9780062671806
Publisher HarperCollins US, 2017
Gravel, Elise
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8163
On the case
Partners don't always see eye to eye but this is ridiculous. Bernice reckons the new kid, Jake, has problems and is a serial thief. But, that doesn't make sense because Jake has come to their detective agency for help.
ISBN 9781921529276
Series Walk right in detective agency series, The (5 of 5)
Publisher Walker Books, 2009
Simons, Moya
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7739
On the farm: our holiday with Uncle Kev
Uncle Kev has a farm, where the pigs do the polishing and the cows are the happiest in all the hills. Kev invites the family for a 'holiday', then sets them to work. There's lots to be done before the big Harvest Festival - and Kev is distracted, because he's fallen in love!
ISBN 9781741758825
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2012
Harvey, Roland
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7440
Open for business
David and Bernice have set up a detective agency in their home town of Milk Bay. Their office is a shed in Bernice's front yard. They've distributed flyers detailing their services and charges. Now, all they have to do is wait for the work to come. David takes notes, which Bernice thinks is unnecessary, and David thinks Bernice is bossy. But, each also admires the skill of the other and together they make a successful team.
ISBN 9781921150302
Series Walk right in detective agency series, The (1 of 5)
Publisher Walker Books, 2008
Simons, Moya
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18734
Otto undercover: born to drive
Although he's only eleven, Otto Pillip invents all kinds of incredible devices and drives a race car. Having lost his parents mysteriously as a baby, he lives with his two peculiar aunts, FiFi and FooFoo.
ISBN 9780060754952
Publisher HarperCollins US, 2006
Perlman, Rhea
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8111
Out of control, Ms Wiz
Two stories are included. In the first story, there's a mice plague, a patient with appendicitis and a well person who gets wrapped in bandages. The second story finds Ms Wiz trying to save a library from closing. She brings the characters on the shelves to life, with mixed results.
ISBN 9781842708477
Series Ms Wiz series (18 books)
Publisher Andersen Press Ltd, 2009
Blacker, Terence & Ross, Tony (ill)
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24057
Penny Dreadful causes a kerfuffle
Penelope Jones, also known as Penny Dreadful, has a way of turning a good deed onto a catastrophe. Her good intentions and bright ideas often end in disaster. It's easy to make a mess when you are trying to be helpful or when you decided to invent hormones.
ISBN 9781409540519
Series Penny Dreadful series (5 books)
Publisher Usborne Publishing Ltd, 2012
Nadin, Joanna & Mikhail, Jess (ill)
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8796
Penny Dreadful cooks up a calamity
My name is not actually Penny Dreadful. It is Penelope Jones. The 'Dreadful' bit is my dad's joke. But I do not mean to be dreadful. Sawing Bridget Grimes in half for the school show was supposed to be a good thing. And, I didn't mean to get up to any shenanigans on the school trip. Plus, I worked extra-especially hard on the cake of dreams for Mum's birthday but, somehow, it still turned into a huge calamity.
ISBN 9781409540526
Series Penny Dreadful series (5 books)
Publisher Usborne Publishing Ltd, 2012
Nadin, Joanna & Mikhail, Jess (ill)
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2689
Penny Dreadful is a magnet for disaster
Penny Dreadful is a magnet for disaster. Penny creates mishap, mayhem and misadventure wherever she goes.
ISBN 9781409526728
Series Penny Dreadful series (5 books)
Publisher Usborne Publishing Ltd, 2011
Nadin, Joanna & Mikhail, Jess (ill)
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25603
Penny dreadful is a record breaker
Sometimes, people don't appreciate the brilliance of my ideas. It was a great idea to hunt a vampire and Cosmo said Mr Bentley-Bucket was only pretending to be human. Also, Grandma Overall needed cheering up so I don't know why she didn't like her super-sparkly makeover. And, the water spraying all over the kitchen was completely worth it because I ended up being a Record Breaker.
ISBN 9781409554530
Series Penny Dreadful series (5 books)
Publisher Usborne Publishing Ltd, 2013
Nadin, Joanna & Mikhail, Jess (ill)
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11898
Penny Dreadful is incredibly contagious
My name is not actually Penny Dreadful. It is Penelope Jones but the dreadful bit is my dad's joke. In fact, I am not dreadful at all. It's just that sometimes my brilliant ideas turn into disasters. I didn't know that you can't do chickenpox for show-and-tell, or go to ballet class dressed as a blue cat, because, even in disguise, I am incredibly contagious.
ISBN 9781409554547
Series Penny Dreadful series (5 books)
Publisher Usborne Publishing Ltd, 2013
Nadin, Joanna & Mikhail, Jess (ill)
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Penny Dreadful 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 Penny Dreadful series (5 books)
Various
No book cover.
3302
Penny Pollard's diary
Penny Pollard hates pink dresses, twitty lavender bags, Simone, Annette Smurton who has her own horse and Jason Taylor. She likes horses, Mrs B who is her eighty-one year old best friend, collecting things, visiting cemeteries and writing.
ISBN 9780733618062
Publisher Hodder & Stoughton, 2004
Klein, Robin & James, Ann
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9584
Pet for Mrs Arbuckle, A
Mrs Emmeline Arbuckle needs a pet and decides to advertise for one. soon after she sets off to interview some of the more unusual applicants.
ISBN 9780140509373
Publisher Penguin, 1990
Smyth Gwenda & James, Ann (ill)
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18578
Pet palace
A mysterious neighbour moves next door and renames her house Pet Palace. Angie and her brother Jeremy watch in amazement as a parade of pampered pets arrive.
ISBN 9780734408464
Publisher Thomas C Lothian Pty Ltd, 2006
Frater, Adrienne
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7927
Petlandia
When Madame Wigglesworth, a supremely aloof cat, finds her place with her family usurped with the arrival of Grub, a ridiculous and stupid puppy, she decides action must be taken. But, her plans misfire and, as chaos reigns, she resorts to increasingly destructive tactics to regain her perceived rightful place in charge.
ISBN 9780545162111
Publisher Scholastic US, 2015
Hannan, Peter
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5329
Pirate Blunderbeard 1: Worst. Pirate. Ever
Blunderbeard describes herself as the worst pirate ever. She has wrecked her ship, she is scared of fish, she uses tourist to help her find her way and she loves to bake. Then to her horror, her Mum enters in to the Pirate of the Year competition-POTY. It all goes pretty badly, and Blunderbeard cannot win a thing. Can she use one of her amazing inventions or her pet chicken, Boris, to help get through the difficult and stupid competition?
ISBN 9780008201807
Publisher HarperCollins Children's Books, 2017
Sparkes, Amy & Cort, Ben (ill)
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7521
Plesiosaur broke my bathtub, A
Thomas's grandparent's house is ancient. There's no electricity, and the toilet is an old cabin outside, Thomas is terrified of that toilet. There's something down there and when Thomas gets too close and falls down the hole, he discovers a secret that will change Saurus Street forever. Plunging pterosaurs, squiggling squid and massive meteors are all part of the greatest adventure since the Cretaceous period.
ISBN 9780857981820
Series Saurus street series (6 books)
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2013
Falk, Nick & Flowers, Tony (ill)
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23004
Poppa platoon in world war chew, The
Major Poppa, Abbie and her little brother Flynn are on a mission at the Royal Show. They must enter the show-bag pavilion, fight their way through crowds, defeat powerful enemies and get to the other side to buy a chunky choco cherry chew show-bag. Will they make it out of there alive?
ISBN 9781742769189
Publisher Koala Books, 2018
Katz, Danny & Vane, Mitch (ill0
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5964
Power crazy Ms Wiz
When Podge is banned from eating chocolate biscuits and his parents want him to change schools, Ms Wiz decides to go to the very top. The Prime Minister is soon under her spell, and the politicians have been turned into monkeys. But there's worse to come as Ms Wiz goes power crazy.
ISBN 9780330348720
Series Ms Wiz series (8 of 18)
Publisher MacMillan,
Blacker, Terence & Ross, Tony (ill)
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15200
Princess and the unicorn, The
The king is ill and only the magic of a unicorn might cure him. No-one believes in unicorns, except Princess Lily. Can she find one? Her two brothers certainly can't. Through Lily's efforts, the whole family is able to resolve some sad emotions.
ISBN 9780143301608
Publisher Puffin Australia, 2005
Blaxland, Wendy & Millard, Kerry (ill)
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9948
Princess who hated it, The
Princess Althea hates being a princess. She doesn't want to wear formal clothes, wave to crowds and sew tapestries. She wants to have fun and the farm children that she can see from her castle window have much more fun than she does.
ISBN 9780143303428
Series Aussie nibbles (51 books)
Publisher Puffin Australia, 2009
Klein, Robin & King, Stephen Michael (ill)
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870
Pterodactyl stole my homework, A
What bad luck. Just when Sam's finished his homework a pterodactyl flies through the window and steals it. Poor Sam. It's the fifth piece of homework he's lost this month. He's got to get it back. With the help of big brother Nathan, Sam builds a pterodactyl suit and sets off for Saurus Hill.
ISBN 9781742756561
Series Saurus street series (2 of 6)
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2013
Falk, Nick & Flowers, Tony (ill)
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7877
Race, The
The traditional fable of the tortoise and the hare is given a modern twist with a race across the world. Told in rhyme with interesting illustration technique.
ISBN 9781921098079
Publisher Hardie Grant Egmont, 2006
Repchuk, Caroline & Jay, Alison
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3016
Really, really
When Daisy gets left with the babysitter for the first time, she eats the note and tells Angela that she has ice-cream and chips for tea, and always stays up till midnight watching videos. Angela is not convinced but Daisy fibs, "Really, really." This might not seem like such a good plan when Mum gets home.
ISBN 9781862306585
Series Daisy series (2 of 15)
Publisher Red Fox, 2009
Topics / Year 4 easy reads /
Gray, Kes & Sharratt, Nick (ill)
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12782
Robin Hood's best shot, Books for Boys
So you think you know everything there is to know about Robin Hood and his Merry Men. Well, find out about them before they were famous when they were just normal, young boys.
ISBN 9780340917978
Series Books for boys series (1 of 13)
Publisher Hodder Children's Books (UK), 2006
Whybrow, Ian & Ross, Tony (ill)
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3688
Rodney's runaway nose
A springtime allergy is not usually the subject of poetry. But when the little trickle in the nose, featured in this poem, builds up to flood, the town is a riot.
ISBN 9780733307447
Publisher ABC Books, 1999
Tulloch, Richard
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23198
Rory Branagan: Detective
Hello. I am Rory Branagan. I am actually a detective. People always say, 'How do you become a detective?' And I say, 'Ahhhh...you don't just FIND YOURSELF suddenly sneaking up on baddies, or diving out of the way as they shoot, or hurtling from an open plane towards the ground! You have to want it.' And what made ME want it? I needed to find out what happened to my dad...
ISBN 9780008265830
Publisher HarperCollins Children's Books, 2018
Clover, Andrew & Lazar, Ralph (ill)
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22907
Rosie Staples' minor magical misunderstanding
Rosie loves jokes and magic. But her next magic trick isn't a trick - it's magic for real. What could possibly go wrong. In the process Rosie learns some home truths. Some coarse language in context of humour.
ISBN 9780143304968
Series Aussie bites (84 books)
Publisher Puffin Australia, 2010
Crowley, Cath & Watson, Judy (ill)
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1924
S.N.A.G.: the sensitive new-age gladiator
A delightfully funny story set in ancient Roman times when Titus was emperor. It features many farcical and well-named characters.
ISBN 9780141311685
Series Aussie bites (84 books)
Publisher Penguin, 2001
Clark, Margaret & Denton, Terry
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10173
Sam and Albert go to sea
Sam wants to go to sea again but Albert is reluctant. Every day he comes up with a different excuse. The funny thing is Sam is a cat and Albert is the sailor. Perhaps there is a reason why Albert is not so keen.
ISBN 9781921633089
Publisher Wombat Books, 2010
Elliott, Louise
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Saurus street 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 Saurus street series (6 books)
Falk, Nick & Flowers, Tony (ill)
No book cover.
20032
Save that train, Books for Boys
Philip's dad has always told him he can be a Somebody. But, Philip's more interested in catapults and chewing gum, and whether he can be in Mickey Durston's gang. On the day the steam engine is in danger, someone needs to have the courage to save the train.
ISBN 9781444915730
Series Books for boys series (12 of 13)
Publisher Hodder Children's Books (UK), 2013
Whybrow, Ian & Beech, Mark (ill)
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13131
Secret superhero, The, Books for Boys
Alan has superpowers, and he wants to tell his step-dad, but he is concerned his powers might disappear if he tells his secret.
ISBN 9780340911143
Series Books for boys series (10 of 13)
Publisher Hodder Children's Books (UK), 2006
Whybrow, Ian & Ross, Tony (ill)
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4340
Shallow in the deep end
When a young girl on the Tiwi Islands asks her parents for a dog, the last thing she expects is a pet buffalo! This page-turner tells the story of an unlikely friendship between a dog and a water buffalo and all of the trouble they get themselves into.
ISBN 9781742762692
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2017
Tiwi College Alalinguwi Jarrakarlinga & Thomas, Jared
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40625
Sheep in wolves' clothing
Georgina, Hubert, and Gogol go to the beach for one last, carefree day of summer sun and surf. Once there, these innocent lambs get fleeced by some cagey characters who smooth talk them out of their fur coats. Enter Elliott Baa, Private Detective, who, together with the three cold and exhausted friends and some rugby-playing cats, set off to confront the villains in this action-packed and off-beat tale.
ISBN 9781842709078
Publisher Andersen Press Ltd, 2009
Kitamura, Satoshi
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5728
Silent knight
A bumbling, fearful medieval knight and an affable dragon, in search of his lost puff, band together to soothe each other's troubles. Their adventures are full of gentle humour.
ISBN 9780140372380
Series Aussie bites (84 books)
Publisher Puffin Australia, 2002
Clark, Margaret & Denton, Terry (ill)
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14264
Sing, Pepi, sing
Following a lightning strike, an axolotl shocks his poor restaurant owners by singing. A ruthless loan shark requires self-sacrifice and creates the need for a daring marine rescue. A humorous story with a strong Mexican flavour and good values.
ISBN 9780143302636
Series Aussie bites (84 books)
Publisher Puffin Australia, 2006
Topics / Year 4 easy reads /
Storer, Jen & Gordon, Gus (ill)
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1920
Sink the gizmo
Cal and Ricky take time off from school and 'borrow' a boat but the gizmo on the boat turns everything to water when Cal looks at it. Cal is in trouble if he can't find a way to stop it.
ISBN 9780140381481
Publisher Penguin, 1997
Jennings, Paul
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30849
Smartest dog of all
Wit is a good and really smart dog who likes to be included in whatever is going on. When it's his owner's birthday party, Wit does not like to be left out.
ISBN 9781862918108
Series Mates - great Australian yarns series (27 books)
Publisher Omnibus Books, 2009
Horrocks, Ian & Degennaro, Sue (ill)
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1103
Snake who came to stay, The
Mum has no peace when Holly opens her holiday home for pets. Guinea pigs, birds and Doris the snake take over the house. Then Doris goes missing.
ISBN 9781742837093
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2013
Donaldson, Julia & Shaw, Hannah (ill)
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3801
Snow man and the seven ninjas
Don't worry! This isn't the story of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs that has bored children for years. This disgusting and completely awesome retelling of the classic tale brings the story to life for a whole new generation of blood thirsty, booger hunters!
ISBN 9781743811696
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2017
Cosgrove, Matt
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15358
Spider
A hairy, scary, creepy huntsman spider is in Min's bedroom.
ISBN 9780143300991
Series Aussie nibbles (51 books)
Publisher Penguin, 2004
Metzenthen, David & Sheehan, Peter (ill)
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4826
Spy toys: Out of control
The secret code that controls every toy's mind has been stolen! It's up to the SPY TOYS - Dan, the super-strong teddy bear, Arabella, the doll with the serious temper and Flax, the gadget-crazy robot rabbit, to get it back before toys everywhere turn bad!
ISBN 9781408870884
Publisher Bloomsbury, 2017
Powers, Mark & Wesson, Tim (ill)
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Stick dudes series
Meet the Stick Dudes - Ben, Marty, Johnno and Tubs are the best of mates. 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 Stick dudes series (3 books)
Arena, Felice
No book cover.
24044
Stick dudes: champions of the world
Soccer World Cup fever is affecting everyone at school, including the Stick Dudes. They dream of meeting a soccer hero but their schoolyard enemy, Meeval the Evil, and his friends might ruin their hopes.
ISBN 9781741696936
Series Stick dudes series (3 of 3)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2010
Arena, Felice
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21787
Stick dudes: the secret four-ce
More adventures of the Stick Dudes at school. This time there is a thief amongst them so Ben and his friends form a spy team in order to discover the culprit and experience a few adventures along the way.
ISBN 9781741695502
Series Stick dudes series (2 of 3)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2010
Arena, Felice
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4096
Stick dudes: water fight frenzy
Ben and his mates have been frustrated by the un-summer weather in the holidays. When the first hot day arrives, they are determined to make the most of it and have many adventures. Hurdles include scary girls, pirates, disappearing shorts and mysterious brown logs.
ISBN 9781741694413
Series Stick dudes series (3 books)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2009
Arena, Felice
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12070
Sticky stuff
When Sophie sets out for school, she gets stuck fast by sticky, gooey chewing gum to the footpath, then a park bench and, finally, to the school fence. When her classmates and teacher come to her rescue, Sophie needs a clever idea to get everyone free.
ISBN 9781862914308
Publisher Omnibus Books, 2009
Walker, Kate & Smith, Craig (ill)
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21208
Stink and the attack of the slime mold
Glip! Glop! Gloop! What looks like dog vomit, smells like a corpse flower, and stars in one of the scariest movies Stink Moody has ever seen? Is it the Blob? The Glob? Son of Glob? No, it's... slime mold! Stink may be a super science geek, but even Dr. Stinkelstein is feeling freaked out about having a slime mold living and growing in his very own room. At Saturday Science Club, Stink learns that these one-celled organisms are smart enough to find their way out of mazes and gang up on food sources -- so who says they aren't smart enough to take over Stink's pets, Stink's room, Stink himself, and... the world? Vintage horror flicks meet classic Star Trek episodes as a wary Stink (with some help from Dr. Judy Moody) comes to know and love an unusual new pet in a hilarious adventure that sneaks in factoids and comics at each chapter's end.
ISBN 9780763655549
Series Stink series (10 of 11)
Publisher Candlewick Press, 2016
McDonald, Megan & Reynolds, Peter H (ill)
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11862
Stink and the freaky frog freakout
Stink may be super smart, and Stink may be uber clever, but he s been in the Polliwog swim class frog-ever and he still can t bear to put his face in the water. Why would he want a geyser up his nose, on purpose? But then something weird happens: Stink starts to see frogs everywhere - in the changing room, in his boot, in the bathtub. And when a freaky blue frog licks his arm, his froggy senses start tingling! He has an urge to slurp up raisins (that look like flies). He can t wait to play in the rain and mud. He s a whiz at identifying frog calls. And he has become very interested in the local frog population. Could it be that Stink is turning into ... the amazing Stink-Frog, fighter of slime? Pree-eep! Craw-awk!
ISBN 9781406344974
Series Stink series (8 of 11)
Publisher Candlewick Press, 2013
McDonald, Megan & Reynolds, Peter H (ill)
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99275
Stink and the great guinea pig express
When Stink, Sophie and Webster discover that pet-shop owner Mrs Birdwhistle has rescued 101 guinea pigs from a perfume-testing lab, they offer to help her find good homes for the critters. After persuasion, salesmanship and even a road trip, the friends accomplish their mission.
ISBN 9781406313413
Series Stink series (4 of 11)
Publisher Walker Books, 2008
McDonald, Megan & Reynolds, Peter H (ill)
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82674
Stink and the incredible super-galactic jawbreaker
Stink discovers the power of the pen when he writes a letter of complaint to the manufacturer of a disappointing jawbreaker and receives a huge box of the candies in response. The flurry of correspondence continues with more complaint letters, a thank-you note, and, eventually, a written apology. Stink sports a memorable name and a talent for self-expression.
ISBN 9780744583694
Series Stink series (2 of 11)
Publisher Walker Books, 2006
McDonald, Megan & Reynolds, Peter H (ill)
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13791
Stink and the midnight zombie walk
Guts! Brains! Eyeballs! There's only one week before the new book in the Nightmare on Zombie Street series comes out. Of corpse Stink will be first in line at the Blue Frog Bookstore to buy his copy and join the town's Midnight Zombie Walk! Until then, Stink and his friends keep busy making ketchup-stained zombie costumes, trying to raise money to buy the book and racking up points for Virginia Dare School's race to one million minutes of reading. But with all that talk about the undead, Zink - that is, Stink - starts to wonder: is he being hunted by zombies? He does have a very delicious - er, superb - brain, after all. Readers will just have to open ze book and zee! Mwa ha ha ha!
ISBN 9781406347043
Series Stink series (7 of 11)
Publisher Candlewick Press, 2013
McDonald, Megan & Reynolds, Peter H (ill)
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7603
Stink and the shark sleepover
When Stink's parents win tickets for the whole family to sleep over at the aquarium (along with Stink's two best friends), it sounds like a science freak's dream come true. Stink loves the sea-creature scavenger hunt (Bat ray! Brain coral!), the jellyfish light show and the shiver of sand tiger sharks with razor-sharp teeth. And of course Stink is nuts about gross stuff - but after some spooky stories around the virtual campfire, can he fall asleep while thinking about the eating habits of the vampire squid? Especially Bloody Mary, the mutant, glowing Frankensquid that's supposed to be on the prowl?
ISBN 9781406353174
Series Stink series (9 of 11)
Publisher Candlewick Press, 2014
McDonald, Megan & Reynolds, Peter H (ill)
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11624
Stink and the ultimate thumb-wrestling smackdown
Crackdown! Smackdown! Thmackdown! Stink Moody, family brain, brings home a report card that isn't perfect? Yikes! Time for him to get into fighting shape and beat back that U for Unsatisfactory in gym! A scan of the sports channel leads to a knock-out find: world-class thumb-wrestling, with tricky moves like Snake in the Grass and Santa's Little Helper (no equipment needed, save for a tiny terrifying mask to sit on your thumb). But when Mum and Dad are not wowed, Stink gets another idea: he'll kick and punch his way to a yellow belt with the help of a Dragon Master, a seeing-eye Moose, and a mind as still as a pond. Can you say Crouching Tiger, Hidden Thumb? Hee-ya! Ha! Ha! Ha!
ISBN 9781406347050
Series Stink series (6 of 11)
Publisher Candlewick Press, 2013
McDonald, Megan & Reynolds, Peter H (ill)
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79359
Stink and the world's worst super-stinky sneakers
Stink Moody is sure he can win the Super-Stinky Sneaker Contest with his supersensitive nose. When his class goes to the Gross-Me-Out exhibit at the science museum, Stink's ability to identify every smell in the Everybody Stinks exhibit really impresses his classmates. When cancellation of the contest is threatened, Stink's teacher comes up with a unique way to save the day.
ISBN 9780763628345
Series Stink series (3 of 11)
Publisher Candlewick Press, 2007
McDonald, Megan & Reynolds, Peter H (ill)
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Stink series
Humorous series about Stink, who is the shortest in his family and the shortest in Class 2D. Any two books from this series may be read as Challenge books; up to five more can be read as personal choice books. Go to the Series lists for individual book titles.
Series Stink series (11 books)
McDonald, Megan & Reynolds, Peter H (ill)
No book cover.
21209
Stink: Hamlet and cheese
It is spring break, and Stink is faced with a difficult choice: hang out at home with his sister, Judy, or become a Shakespeare Sprite with his friend Sophie of the Elves. Hanged be! When Sophie tells Stink that there will be swordplay and cursing at Shakespeare camp, his choice is made. But wait! How now? The eager young thespian had not counted on Riley Rottenberger being a Sprite, too. And he positively had not counted on being the only boy! Fie upon it!
ISBN 9780763691639
Series Stink series (11 of 11)
Publisher Candlewick Press, 2018
McDonald, Megan & Reynolds, Peter H (ill)
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21207
Stink: Solar system superhero
Look! Up in the sky! Is it a falling leaf? A speck of dust? A speeding mosquito? No, it's Stink Moody, Solar System Superhero! When Stink learns that Pluto has flunked out of the Milky Way for being too shrimpy, he feels like he might just explode with a Big Bang. He has no choice but to take a stand for the sake of little planets (and little people) everywhere. Will our humble hero, Stink Moody, be smart enough to defeat a panel of big-shot scientists? Will he be strong enough to beat know-it-all Riley Rottenberger and her 'Team KPB'? Will Stink succeed in rescuing Pluto from a fate worse than being swallowed by a black hole? Start the countdown for a funny (and very informative) out-of-this-world adventure - and prepare to have your universe rocked!
ISBN 9781406347098
Series Stink series (5 of 11)
Publisher Candlewick Press, 2013
McDonald, Megan & Reynolds, Peter H (ill)
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18335
Stink: the incredible shrinking kid
James Moody, also known as Stink, is short. In fact, he's the shortest kid in his second-grade class. Judy is his bossy older sister but he learns to handle her. For Presidents' Day, Stink's hero is not big tall Lincoln but another James, James Madison, the shortest American president ever.
ISBN 9780763620257
Series Stink series (1 of 11)
Publisher Candlewick Press, 2005
McDonald, Megan & Reynolds, Peter H (ill)
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20236
Strange little monster and the swamp goblin, The
Sasha is different from other monsters. All she wants is a quiet place to practise her flute. Then, along comes a swamp goblin.
ISBN 9780143306719
Series Aussie nibbles (51 books)
Publisher Penguin Books Australia, 2012
Whiting Sue & King, Stephen Michael (ill)
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88011
Super Daisy
Planet Earth is in danger. If it crashes into Planet Pea, the explosion will cause Planet Pea to break into millions of little peas and then the people on earth will have to eat peas with everything. The only person who can save our planet is Super Daisy.
ISBN 9781862309647
Series Daisy series (14 of 15)
Publisher Red Fox, 2009
Topics / Year 4 easy reads /
Gray, Kes & Sharratt, Nick (ill)
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1107
Super Fly: Super Fly vs Furious Flea
It's not easy to be thwarted by Super Fly twice, but Crazy Cockroach isn't giving up on his plans to take over the world. And his latest plan is truly evil: to turn Super Fly's loyal sidekick, Fantastic Flea, against him! It's always been Super Fly and Fantastic Flea versus the baddies, but what will happen when it's Super Fly versus Furious Flea? Is this the end for our dynamic duo and the human world as we know it? Stay tuned!
ISBN 9781619633841
Publisher Bloomsbury, 2016
Doodler, Todd H
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5406
Super life of Ben Braver, The
From the author of Diary of a 6th Grade Ninja comes this new funny, action series of books about Ben Braver. Ben is selected to go to a school with super powers, even though he doesn't seem to have a super power and is just an ordinary kid. After arriving at the new school he discovers the bully from his old school is also there, which isn't a good thing. Soon after a strange sickness spreads through the school causing the students to act like zombies and eat worms. It's up to Ben and his friends Noah and Penny to solve the mystery. This book is hilarious and if you like superhero fiction you will love this book.
ISBN 9781760631680
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2018
Emerson, Marcus
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396
Sweetie May
Pirates and an unexpected treasure, in a story about the adventures and arguments aboard the 'Thick and thin'.
ISBN 9780733320699
Publisher ABC Books, 2007
Shanahan, Lisa & MIllard, Kerry (ill)
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Terry Deary's pirate tales 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 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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1996
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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The bad guys 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 bad guys series (7 books)
Various
No book cover.
3161
The collected diaries of a sporting superhero
Marcus is a maths whiz who is not good at sport. His dad is a self-help author who thinks Marcus can achieve anything he sets his mind to... with hilarious results. This is 5 books in 1.
ISBN 9781760293451
Series Diary of a series (11 books)
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2016
Flint, Shamini & Heinrich, Sally (ill)
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12791
There's a spell up my nose, Books for Boys
Nicholas takes a peek in his Aunty's cauldron but sneezes and the spell goes up his nose.
ISBN 9780340917992
Series Books for boys series (3 of 13)
Publisher Hodder Children's Books (UK), 2006
Whybrow, Ian & Ross, Tony (ill)
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9582
There's a wardrobe in my monster
A modern fable about the responsibilities of pet ownership. Martha is on a quest for a more interesting pet than her ""sleepy cat, bored goldfish and dopey dog"".
ISBN 9780747540199
Publisher Bloomsbury Australia, 1999
Geoghegan, Adrienne & Johnson, Adrian (ill)
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9366
Thing
When Emily Forbes finds a rock in a nearby park, she has no idea it is a prehistoric creature's egg. She calls it Thing. When it hatches, Emily and her mother find themselves with a playful, apple-green, prehistoric, vegetarian TV addict.
ISBN 9780340608524
Publisher Hodder Headline Australia Pty Ltd, 1994
Klein, Robin & Lester, Alison (ill)
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4603
Thorpey
It's hard being a good pet owner. And, when your pet is a Comet fish called Thorpey, which should be swimming around very fast but is floating upside down, it's even harder. Only little sister, Annie, knows for sure what's wrong with Thorpey.
ISBN 9781862918085
Series Mates - great Australian yarns series (27 books)
Publisher Omnibus Books, 2009
Starke, Ruth & Jardine, Katie (ill)
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14076
Through the cat-flap, Books for Boys
Thomas and his toddler twin sisters are locked out of the house. Thomas is considering going inside through the cat-flap, but it may not be such a good idea.
ISBN 9780340911129
Series Books for boys series (8 of 13)
Publisher Hodder Children's Books (UK), 2006
Whybrow, Ian & Ross, Tony (ill)
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4448
Tiger trouble
Eric is mortified by his mother's misadventures with a ladder in the supermarket and her clumsiness during line dancing lessons. When Mum is hypnotised by a circus performer, things get much worse.
ISBN 9780141306322
Series Aussie bites (84 books)
Publisher Puffin Australia, 2000
Clark, Sherryl
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3747
Tiger ways
Daisy's mum has been kidnapped by a herd of mad elephants. Luckily, Daisy has been rescued by tigers. Now she must learn tiger ways to survive.
ISBN 9780099488040
Series Daisy series (9 of 15)
Publisher Red Fox, 2008
Topics / Year 4 easy reads /
Gray, Kes & Sharratt, Nick (ill)
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4462
Tom Topp and the great adventure swap
Tom Topp has great plans for the weekend. His three older brothers are all doing really cool things, ice-skating, water skiing and hiking. The problem is choosing which one of them to go with. Actually, that's not the problem. Tom has broken a leg so he can't go with any of his brothers. Instead, Tom gets to go shopping with his mother where the most embarrassing things start to happen. Worst of all, he's stuck in an old wheelchair that smells like rotten eggs.
ISBN 9781925139754
Publisher Wombat Books, 2016
Limbrick, Lisa & Trappel, Jemima (ill)
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Too-tight tutu, The
The trials and tribulations which lead to Merry's first ballet solo make a delightful story about believing in yourself and working for your dreams.
ISBN 9780140384451
Series Aussie bites (84 books)
Publisher Penguin, 1997
Clark, Sherryl
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37858
Totally spaced, Ms Wiz
Ms Wiz has to return a puppy to her mum, but the mum is on another planet. It means space travel - hang on your ears, folks, for a blast through the galaxy. Then Ms Wiz steps in with two paranormal friends, when the school needs some supply teachers pronto with some unexpected consequences.
ISBN 9781842707029
Series Ms Wiz series (18 books)
Publisher Andersen Press Ltd, 2008
Blacker, Terence & Ross, Tony (ill)
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33063
Traction Man is here
Square-jawed and equipped with combat boots, scuba gear, space suit, and camouflage, Traction Man overcomes evil pillows, dastardly brooms, a poisonous dishcloth and a wicked spade. Traction Man has an action outfit for every occasion. He is the last word in heroic fashion flair until he is presented with an outfit, knitted by his owner's granny.
ISBN 9780224064958
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2005
Grey, Mini
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4430
True story of the 3 little pigs, The
This time the wolf tells the story and it is very funny.
ISBN 9780140540567
Publisher Penguin, 1991
Scieszka, Jon & Smith, Lane (ill)
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14320
Twin giants, The
Identical twin giants are born on a mountain and enjoy all the same things, except that one is a vegetarian. They race up and down mountains, roll boulders and sing off-key at the top of their lungs. At 20, they each decide it's time to seek a wife. Looking for two giantesses over seven mountains is no easy task.
ISBN 9781406313475
Publisher Walker Books, 2008
King-Smith, Dick & Grey, Mini (ill)
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853
Tyrannosaurus in the veggie patch
When Jack wishes for his own Tyrannosaurus, he doesn't expect a real live one to turn up in the veggie patch. It's pretty cool, but there's no way he can keep it. It's far too big to hide in the shed, and it's bound to eat one of the neighbours sooner or later.
ISBN 9781742756554
Series Saurus street series (6 books)
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2013
Falk, Nick & Flowers, Tony (ill)
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Urgency emergency series
Humorous series for 3-4. 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 Urgency emergency series (6 books)
Archer, Dosh
No book cover.
63617
Urgency emergency: choking wolf
A wolf has something stuck in its throat, a little girl in a red coat can't find her grandma and Nurse Percy is run off his feet in this hilarious medical drama.
ISBN 9780747597643
Series Urgency emergency series (6 books)
Publisher Bloomsbury, 2009
Topics / Year 3 easy reads /
Archer, Dosh
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45919
Urgency emergency: injured spider
Miss Muffet finds a badly injured spider lying in a puddle of water, just beneath a waterspout. Nurse Percy and Doctor Glenda come to the rescue as they hold the spider's hands, all eight of them, and gently look after the cut. But, someone needs to look after Incy Wincy for the night because Miss Muffet is scared of spiders.
ISBN 9780747597650
Series Urgency emergency series (6 books)
Publisher Bloomsbury, 2009
Topics / Year 3 easy reads /
Archer, Dosh
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29349
Urgency emergency: little elephant's blocked trunk
An elephant has been playing with his toys and putting all of them away in the wrong place. Soon, his mother notices that something is not quite right with her little one's trunk.
ISBN 9780747597612
Series Urgency emergency series (6 books)
Publisher Bloomsbury, 2009
Topics / Year 3 easy reads /
Archer, Dosh
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44061
Urgency emergency: melting snowman
It was a quiet morning at City Hospital. Doctor Glenda and Nurse Percy were drinking a cup of tea when they heard that a snowman was in need of urgent help. He was just standing in the garden when his buttons started to fall off.
ISBN 9780747597629
Series Urgency emergency series (6 books)
Publisher Bloomsbury, 2009
Topics / Year 3 easy reads /
Archer, Dosh
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48835
Urgency emergency: Mrs Rabbit's bunnies
Mrs Rabbit is due to have her bunnies, lots of them, and she needs help. On her way to the hospital, Mrs Rabbit is knocked over by a little bear on a bike. The Pengamedics summon Doctor Glenda and Nurse Percy to assist.
ISBN 9780747597636
Series Urgency emergency series (6 books)
Publisher Bloomsbury, 2009
Topics / Year 3 easy reads /
Archer, Dosh
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24343
Urgency emergency: trapped beetle
When Doctor Glenda realises that the elephant is not the only one hearing things, she sets out to save a trapped beetle from a terrible fate.
ISBN 9780747597605
Series Urgency emergency series (6 books)
Publisher Bloomsbury, 2009
Topics / Year 3 easy reads /
Archer, Dosh
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18413
Very messy inspection, The
Following the mysterious disappearance of his parents years before, Young Piccolo Grande lives alone in his fine, old family home. But, one fateful afternoon, his neat and ordered life is turned upside down and inside out.
ISBN 9780759320772
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2004
Axelsen, Stephen
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1285
Very naughty Velociraptor, The
Tom and Tam are horrified when they find out Great Aunt Gertrude is coming to stay. She's got bad breath, smelly feet and her false teeth like to bite. They need to get rid of her, fast. Luckily they've got a secret weapon - their very own velociraptor - but it's a naughty one and it keeps getting them into trouble. In a fight between a vicious velociraptor and a ferocious great aunt, there can only be one winner.
ISBN 9781742756578
Series Saurus street series (3 of 6)
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2013
Falk, Nick & Flowers, Tony (ill)
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Walk right in detective agency series, The
Humorous series about Bernice and David's detective agency and the crimes they solve. 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 Walk right in detective agency series, The (5 books)
Simons, Moya
No book cover.
4708
War and peas
When food is scarce in the land of King Lion, the Fat King, ruler of the neighbouring, very rich country refuses to help so war is declared. But the people of the Fat King's land are too fat for their equipment.
ISBN 9781842700839
Publisher Andersen Press Ltd, 2002
Foreman, Michael
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4191
WeirDo
My parents could have given me any first name at all, like John, Kevin, Shmevin, anything. Instead, I'm stuck with the worst name since Mrs Face called her son Bum. Weir Do's the new kid in school. With an unforgettable name, a crazy family and some seriously weird habits, fitting in won't be easy.
ISBN 9781742837581
Series WeirDo series (1 of 10)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2013
Do, Anh & Faber, Jules (ill)
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23740
WeirDo 10: Messy weird
The Do family has a messy new house to clean up! Weir, Bella and Henry decide to do some extra work to earn pocket money. But can they handle wild lawns, dirty dishes and a vacuum cleaner explosion? It won't be easy...but it will be FUNNY!
ISBN 9781742768045
Series WeirDo series (10 of 10)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2018
Do, Anh & Faber, Jules (ill)
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21157
WeirDo 2: Even weirder
It's not just Weir who's weird, it's his whole family. Not even their pet bird is normal. With a school trip to the zoo and Bella's birthday party coming up, Weir will have to try to keep cool. It won't be easy but it will be funny.
ISBN 9781743622711
Series WeirDo series (2 of 10)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2014
Do, Anh & Faber, Jules (ill)
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21789
WeirDo 3: Extra weird
Dad's working on his cool dance moves for the local talent quest, while Weir's trying out for the school soccer team. It won't be easy but it will be funny.
ISBN 9781743627051
Series WeirDo series (3 of 10)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2015
Do, Anh & Faber, Jules (ill)
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29306
WeirDo 4: Super weird
Our new puppy FiDo is perfect. He's super weird, just like us. Dad's training to become a firefighter, while Weir's busy with Pet Day.
ISBN 9781743629314
Series WeirDo series (3 of 10)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2015
Do, Anh & Faber, Jules (ill)
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13146
WeirDo 5: Totally weird
The Camp Kangaroo Challenge is on and Weir's team is up against Bella and the new kid, who has the coolest name ever. It won't be easy but it will be funny.
ISBN 9781760155346
Series WeirDo series (5 of 10)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2015
Do, Anh & Faber, Jules (ill)
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17025
WeirDo 6: Crazy weird
Things are getting weirdly crazy and crazy funny. Just when he thought he couldn't get weirder, Weir is back from the dentist and he's wearing braces. He can only imagine what Bella and his friends will think but it won't be good.
ISBN 9781760159085
Series WeirDo series (6 of 10)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2016
Do, Anh & Faber, Jules (ill)
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6021
WeirDo 7: Mega weird
Life for WeirDo is mega busy. He's planning on making mega bucks from the Street Garage Sale plus he's helping Bella write a winning song. Then, there's that dusty dino bone in the corner.
ISBN 9781760159092
Series WeirDo series (7 of 10)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2016
Do, Anh & Faber, Jules (ill)
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16576
WeirDo 8: Really weird
Grandma Do is visiting, just in time for Grandparents Day, a trip to the farm AND the school dance. Life is about to get REALLY weird for Weir Do... because Grandma Do is the weirdest one of all. It wont be easy... but it will be funny
ISBN 9781760276768
Series WeirDo series (8 of 10)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2017
Do, Anh & Faber, Jules (ill)
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6850
WeirDo 9: Spooky weird
Halloween's coming up, and Weir and Bella are busy working on their funny costumes! But will everything turn upside-down when WeirDo finds out his family is moving away! It won't be easy...but it will be funny!
ISBN 9781760276775
Series WeirDo series (9 of 10)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2017
Do, Anh & Faber, Jules (ill)
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WeirDo 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 WeirDo series (10 books)
Do, Anh & Faber, Jules (ill)
No book cover.
3040
What dog knows
Dog is the smart one, who knows things because he reads books. Wolf isn't so smart, he's more of an action-before-investigation type wolf. But, when Wolf finds a fact-filled book in the library, he thinks he'll outsmart his clever cousin, Dog. Packed with information, activities, quizzes, rhymes and curious conversations between Wolf and Dog.
ISBN 9781776570379
Publisher Gecko Press, 2016
Vanden Heede, Sylvia & Tolman, Marije (ill)
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4813
Whoppers
The kids in Simon's class are told to use their imagination as they tell their life stories. While everyone else is telling whoppers, Mark is telling the truth. He really is a Martian.
ISBN 9780140387520
Series Aussie bites (84 books)
Publisher Penguin, 1998
Simons, Moya
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9587
Wild washerwomen, The
Seven washerwomen, who work from dawn till dusk scrubbing messy handkerchiefs, horrid socks and grimy night-shirts, are fed up and decide to rebel. They go on a mad spree through town, enjoying their newfound freedom. It seems that no one can control them. Seven woodcutters are eager to try.
ISBN 9781842709146
Publisher Andersen Press Ltd, 2009
Yeoman, John & Blake, Quentin (ill)
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4871
Windbag
Zeb's friends and family try to help him get rid of the hiccups but nothing seems to make them disappear. Zeb's worried he's going to fill up with air and fly away like a balloon. What if he's stuck like this forever.
ISBN 9780733612749
Publisher Hodder Headline Australia Pty Ltd, 2003
Harris, Christine & Jellett, Tom (ill)
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12453
Wisp of smoke, A
Mrs Piggott is a dignified old lady. When she notices a frail plume of smoke that comes twisting up from the edge of the hearth, or else from the floor, she suspects rats. Some good-natured firemen come to her rescue.
ISBN 9780143301011
Publisher Puffin Australia, 2004
Wrightson, Patricia
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47262
Witch snitch
It is Tiga's first Witchoween when everyone celebrates how brilliant witches are. Tiga and Fran the fairy, have been asked to make a documentary about Sinkville's most famous witches. There are five very interesting witches but there is something mysterious as well.
ISBN 9781408892046
Publisher Bloomsbury, 2017
Pounder, Sibeal & Anderson, Lauren Ellen (ill)
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23613
Wolf and dog
Dog and wolf are cousins, one tame, one wild, one literate, one not. Their numerous differences lead them to argue, which for Wolf, who is unable to read, is delighted when a good rhyme has been made. Wolf plays upon Dog's fear and responsibility as Boss' protector and Dog playing upon Wolf's inability to read. Neither comes to harm and both remain friends.
ISBN 9781877579387
Publisher Gecko Press, 2013
Heede, Sylvia Vanden & Tolman, Marije (ill)
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5093
Wolf, the duck & the mouse, The
Early one morning a mouse met a wolf and was quickly gobbled up... When a woeful mouse is swallowed up by a wolf, he quickly learns he is not alone: a duck has already set up digs and, boy, has that duck got it figured out! Turns out it's pretty nice inside the belly of the beast, there's delicious food, elegant table settings and, best of all, dancing. And there's something more: no more fear of being eaten by a wolf! Life's not so bad, considering the alternatives. That is, until a hunter shows up...
ISBN 9781406377798
Publisher Walker Books, 2017
Barnett, Mac & Klassen, Jon (ill)
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31096
Wombat and the Grand Poohjam
The Grand Poohjam of Stink'um knows exactly how to make kids do as they are told. That is, before the Princess of O'Straylia arrives in his court with her pet wombat.
ISBN 9781862918092
Series Mates - great Australian yarns series (27 books)
Publisher Omnibus Books, 2009
French, Jackie & Marlton, Andrew (ill)
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90077
You do
When Daisy's mother corrects her, Daisy points out that her mother does the same things. It's hard to believe that Daisy's mum does things that are that naughty.
ISBN 9780099438731
Series Daisy series (3 of 15)
Publisher Red Fox, 2004
Topics / Year 4 easy reads /
Gray, Kes & Sharratt, Nick (ill)
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4777
You turkeys
Jake and Anna's dad loves his neat, orderly garden. So do the scrub turkeys. Dad devises various plans to rid the garden of the turkeys but Anna thinks they should share it.
ISBN 9781862918160
Series Mates - great Australian yarns series (27 books)
Publisher Omnibus Books, 2010
Bauer, Michael, Gerard & Ziersch, Nahum (ill)
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21987
Yuk
Daisy doesn't like to wear dresses and she doesn't like to look lovely, so being asked to be a bridesmaid at Aunt Sue's wedding is yuk. She can't wear a football kit, scuba gear or a leopard skin suit so it seems impossible that Daisy will ever be happy about it.
ISBN 9780099448044
Series Daisy series (4 of 15)
Publisher Red Fox, 2005
Topics / Year 4 easy reads /
Gray, Kes & Sharratt, Nick (ill)
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36412
Yummy
These stories are treasures of the imagination. They are lively, bold and quite unforgettable. Favourite nursery stories are retold in bold language and with brilliant vibrant pictures.
ISBN 9781406316216
Publisher Walker Books, 2009
Cousins, Lucy
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28550
Zombiefied
Benjamin Roy lives for the undead. He plays zombie video games. He watches zombie movies. He even keeps a zombie comic handy for those emergencies when he's forced to read a book. Ben's pretty sure he'll never get enough of the undead. But, one day, he stumbles across a secret doorway at school, which leads to an underground chamber where strange creatures lurk. They're not alive. But, they're not quite dead, either.
ISBN 9780733334214
Series Zombiefied series (4 books)
Publisher ABC Books, 2015
Gray, C M
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Zombiefied 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 Zombiefied series (4 books)
Various
No book cover.
4657
Zombiefied: Apocalypse
It's Benjamin Roy's first Halloween as a zombie and he's keen to see if being a real ghoul gets him more candy. But, it doesn't take long before the tricks become dangerous and the treats turn deadly. Then, when the only bridge out of town is destroyed and corpses start creeping from their caskets, Benjamin realises there's something rotten in his town, and it's not just the zombies.
ISBN 9780733334245
Series Zombiefied series (4 books)
Publisher ABC Books, 2016
Gray, C M
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37719
Zombiefied: Infected
Benjamin Roy is now a zombie. Well, a half-zombie to be exact. The trouble is he can't tell anyone about his new infrared vision and super-speed. Not even his best friend, Sophie, because he's pretty sure the government or the police or, even worse, his parents will lock him up if they find out. But, someone starts watching him and following him. Somebody knows his secret. Unless Ben can figure out who it is, he'll have to start running. Or, lurching really fast.
ISBN 9780733334221
Series Zombiefied series (4 books)
Publisher ABC Books, 2015
Gray, C M
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2730
Zombiefied: Outbreak
As Benjamin Roy has finally learnt to control his infra-red vision and super-strength, he's sure that his undead life is about to get easier. But, being a zombie isn't all grave-dirt and brains. There's bad stuff, too. Like the creepy teacher at school, watching his every move. Then, there's the dangerous secret haunting his best friend. But, things really get spooky when Ben's annoying brother goes missing.
ISBN 9780733334238
Series Zombiefied series (4 books)
Publisher ABC Books, 2016
Gray, C M
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