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571116
104-storey treehouse, The
The 104-Storey Treehouse is the eighth book of Andy Griffiths and Terry Denton's wacky treehouse adventures, where the laugh-out-loud story is told through a combination of text and fantastic cartoon-style illustrations. Join Andy and Terry in their now 104-storey spectacular treehouse. They've added thirteen new levels, including a never-ending staircase, a burp bank, and even a mighty fortress. But Andy and Terry are in a race against time to find a funny story for their next book - the tooth fairy, the two-million-dollar shop or even the riddles of the deep-thoughts thinking room be able to help? Well, what are you waiting for? Come on up!
ISBN 9781509833771
Series The treehouse series (8 of 9)
Publisher Pan MacMillan, 2018
Griffiths, Andy & Denton Terry (ill)
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643140
117-storey treehouse, The
Andy and Terry's treehouse now has 13 new storeys, including a tiny-horse level, a pyjama-party room, an Underpants Museum, a photo-bombing booth, a waiting room, a Door of Doom, a circus, a giant-robot-fighting arena, a traffic school, a water-ski park filled with flesh-eating piranhas and a treehouse visitor centre with a 24-hour information desk, a penguin-powered flying treehouse tour bus and a gift shop. Well, what are you waiting for? Come on up!
ISBN 9781760559144
Series The treehouse series (9 of 9)
Publisher Pan MacMillan, 2019
Griffiths, Andy & Denton Terry (ill)
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11548
13-storey treehouse, The
Andy and Terry have the most amazing treehouse in the world, with a bowling alley, marshmallow machine and a giant catapult. The fun and dramas they have together has to be read to be believed.
ISBN 9780330404365
Series The treehouse series (1 of 9)
Publisher Pan MacMillan, 2011
Griffiths, Andy & Denton, Terry (ill)
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751255
130-storey treehouse, The
Andy and Terry have added 13 new levels to their treehouse and now it's even more out of this world than before! There's a soap bubble blaster, a GRABINATOR (it can grab anything from anywhere at any time), a time-wasting level, a toilet paper factory (because you can never have too much toilet paper), a super long legs level, an extraterrestrial observation centre and the best bookshop-in-a-treehouse-in-a-tree-in-a-forest-in-a-book in the whole world!
ISBN 9781760786168
Series The treehouse series (10 of 9)
Publisher Pan MacMillan, 2020
Griffiths, Andy & Denton, Terry (ill)
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846104
143-storey treehouse, The
Andy and Terry's treehouse now has 13 new storeys, including a word-o-matic (it knows every word in the whole world!); a recycling depot; a wrecking ball; a complaining room; a spooky graveyard (where it's always midnight, even in the middle of the day); a toffee-apple orchard guarded by a kind scarecrow; and a camping ground where you can have a nice, relaxing camping holiday - unless you get caught by hobyahs, put in a bag and poked with a stick, that is . . . Well, what are you waiting for? Come on up!
ISBN 9781760786236
Series The treehouse series (11 of 9)
Publisher Pan MacMillan, 2021
Griffiths, Andy & Denton, Terry (ill)
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867960
156-storey treehouse, The
Andy and Terry are celebrating Christmas in their 156-storey treehouse which now has 13 new storeys, including an aquarium wonderland, a wishing well, a world record breaking level, a TV quiz show hosted by Quizzy the quizzical quizbot, a lost property office, a lost sausage office, a super-stinky stuff level and the amazing mind-reading sandwich-making machine, which makes the perfect amazing sandwich for you - every single time! Well, what are you waiting for? Come on up!
ISBN 9781760986605
Series The treehouse series (9 books)
Publisher Pan MacMillan, 2022
Griffiths, Andy & Denton, Terry (ill)
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1019680

New
169-storey treehouse, The
Andy and Terry have built their biggest and most astonishing treehouse yet! It has everything they - and you - could wish for, including an electric pony stable, a Santa Land, a NOISY level, a kangaroo-riding range, a WHATEVER-WEATHER-YOU-WANT dome, a 100% edible gingerbread house and a hall of funhouse mirrors. But Anti-Andy, Terrible-Terry and Junkyard-Jill, their doppelgangers, are trapped in one of the mirrors - and they want out.
ISBN 9781529097153
Series The treehouse series (13 of 9)
Publisher Pan MacMillan, 2023
Griffiths, Andy & Denton, Terry (ill)
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46010
26-storey treehouse, The
Having added a further 13 storeys to the original book, the treehouse now boasts a dodgem car rink, an anti-gravity chamber, a 78 flavours ice-cream parlour staffed by a robot and best of all a Maze of Doom.
ISBN 9781742611273
Series The treehouse series (2 of 9)
Publisher Pan MacMillan, 2012
Griffiths, Andy & Denton, Terry (ill)
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1884
39-storey treehouse, The
An amazing treehouse with new levels including a chocolate waterfall, a baby-dinosaur petting zoo, a not-very-merry merry-go-round, a boxing elephant called the Trunkinator, a disco with light-up dance floor, the world's scariest roller-coaster and a top secret 39th level that hasn't even been finished yet.
ISBN 9781742612379
Series The treehouse series (3 of 9)
Publisher Pan MacMillan, 2013
Griffiths, Andy & Denton, Terry (ill)
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18364
43 Bin Street
Kiko and Nattie are flies whose job it is to clean up after humans. When their house is occupied by Mrs Spick who has dangerous amounts of fly spray, they become flies with a mission.
ISBN 9781843627258
Publisher Orchard Books, 2005
Topics / Year 6 easy reads /
Michael, Livi
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5454
52-storey treehouse, The
Andy and Terry's incredible, ever-expanding treehouse has 13 new storeys, including a watermelon-smashing level, a wave machine, a life-size snakes and ladders game, a rocket-powered carrot-launcher and a high-tech detective agency with all the latest high-tech detective technology. They will need all the latest equipment because they have to solve a big mystery.
ISBN 9781742614212
Series The treehouse series (4 of 9)
Publisher Pan MacMillan, 2014
Griffiths, Andy & Denton Terry (ill)
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4420
65-storey treehouse, The
The amazing treehouse now has a pet-grooming salon, a birthday room where it's always your birthday, a lollipop shop, a quicksand pit, a time machine, and a television news centre, keeping you up to date with all the latest treehouse news, current events and gossip. Come on up.
ISBN 9781743533222
Series The treehouse series (5 of 9)
Publisher Pan MacMillan, 2015
Griffiths, Andy & Denton, Terry (ill)
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17447
78-storey treehouse, The
The 78-storey treehouse now has thirteen new levels, including a drive-through car wash, a combining machine, a scribbletorium, an all-ball sports stadium, a high-security potato chip storage facility and an open-air movie theatre.
ISBN 9781743535004
Series The treehouse series (6 of 9)
Publisher Pan MacMillan, 2016
Griffiths, Andy & Denton, Terry (ill)
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19448
91-storey treehouse, The
Join Andy and Terry in their latest mind-blowing ever-growing treehouse. Go for a spin in the world's most powerful whirlpool, take a ride in a submarine sandwich, get marooned on a desert island, hang out in a giant spider web, visit the fortune teller tent to get your fortune told by Madam Know it all and decide whether or not to push the mysterious big red button.
ISBN 9781743549926
Series The treehouse series (7 of 9)
Publisher Pan MacMillan, 2017
Griffiths, Andy & Denton Terry (ill)
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28509
Adventures of Nanny Piggins, The
Nanny Piggins, the world's most glamorous flying pig, runs away from the circus and goes to live with the Greens as their nanny. The Green children, Derrick, Samantha and Michael, fall in love with her instantly. Who could not fall in love with a Nanny whose only job qualifications are her astonishing ability to be fired out of a cannon and her amazing ability to make chocolate cake, sometimes both at the same time?
ISBN 9781741663167
Series Nanny Piggins series (1 of 9)
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2012
Spratt, R A
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6682
Adventures of Scarygirl, The
Abandoned on a remote peninsula, Scarygirl is rescued by Blister, a large friendly octopus. Blister and Scarygirl become best friends. But no one knows where Scarygirl came from, or who she really is, and her dreams are full of strange and disturbing visions.
ISBN 9781742372938
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2012
Topics / Graphic novels /
Jurevicius, Nathan
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5126
Anastasia on her own
When Anastasia and her father are left on their own, they find out just how hard housekeeping really is.
ISBN 9780440402916
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, UK, 1998
Lowry, Lois
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21638
Archie Cupid and Lizzie Imp
Archie Cupid is a perfect angel. Lizzie Imp is just perfectly naughty. They don't like each other until Archie's arrow and Lizzie's spitball miss their targets and everything changes.
ISBN 9780143302049
Series Aussie bites (84 books)
Publisher Puffin Australia, 2006
England, Kathryn & Sheehan, Peter (ill)
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10192
Artie and the grime wave
Artie and his best friend, Bumshoe, have stumbled upon a Cave-of-Possibly-Stolen-Stuff, and a gang of shady characters, including scary Mary, fang-toothed Funnel-web and the devious Mayor Grime. Artie and Bumshoe's attempt to solve the mystery sparks a chaotic chain of events that involves kidnapping, puppy-dog cutlets, modern art and pioneering the sport of the bungee- wedgie. Winner Book of the Year Award Speech Pathology Australia 2018 (8-10 Years Category)
ISBN 9781760292140
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2016
Roxburgh, Richard
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116360
Asterix and Caesar's gift
On being demobilised from the Roman army, Legionary Tremensdelirius, gets the title deeds to the village. Soon, he swaps them for a drink in a tavern and the landlord, Orthopaedix, his wife and daughter set off to claim their rights.
ISBN 9780752866451
Series Asterix series (21 of 41)
Publisher Orion, 2004
Goscinny, Rene & Uderzo, Albert
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116347
Asterix and Cleopatra
Getafix, Obelix, Dogmatix and Asterix visit Egypt to help an architect build a palace for Caesar. There they are entranced by the Sphinx, pyramids and Cleopatra's nose.
ISBN 9780752866079
Series Asterix series (6 of 41)
Publisher Orion, 2004
Goscinny, Rene & Uderzo, Albert
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116356
Asterix and Obelix all at sea
The slaves have stolen Caesar's own galley, the finest warship in the Roman navy. Under their leader, the former slaves make for the village where Caesar's old enemies Asterix and Obelix live - only to find the place in crisis.
ISBN 9780752847788
Series Asterix series (30 of 41)
Publisher Orion, 2002
Goscinny, Rene & Uderzo, Albert
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2922
Asterix and Obelix's Birthday: The golden book
The thirty-fourth episode of the Asterix comic book series, designed and written by Albert Uderzo. The book also includes Asterix stories which were created jointly with Rene Goscinny. The album celebrates the 50th anniversary of the creation of the series.
ISBN 9781444000276
Series Asterix series (41 books)
Publisher Orion, 2009
Goscinny, Rene & Uderzo, Albert
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116343
Asterix and son
A baby is left outside Asterix's hut. Child-care is something new to the warriors but Asterix and Obelix do their best, although they have had more practice in thumping Romans.
ISBN 9780752847757
Series Asterix series (27 of 41)
Publisher Orion, 2002
Goscinny, Rene & Uderzo, Albert
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116383
Asterix and the actress
Asterix and Obelix are celebrating their joint birthday party back in the Gaulish village and some surprise guests have been invited.
ISBN 9780752846583
Series Asterix series (31 of 41)
Publisher Orion, 2002
Goscinny, Rene & Uderzo, Albert
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116388
Asterix and the banquet
The Romans build a barricade around the village. Asterix and Obelix demonstrate their resistance by going on a journey around the entire country, collecting local speciaities on the way
ISBN 9780752866093
Series Asterix series (5 of 41)
Publisher Orion, 2004
Goscinny, Rene & Uderzo, Albert
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116357
Asterix and the big fight
The Romans persuade a Gaulish chief to challenge Vitalstatistix to single combat. This poses no threat until Getafix is hit by a flying menhir and forgets how to make the magic potion.
ISBN 9780752866178
Series Asterix series (7 of 41)
Publisher Orion, 2004
Goscinny, Rene & Uderzo, Albert
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116359
Asterix and the black gold
The druid, Getafix, is running short of rock oil, an essential ingredient in the magic potion which gives the Gaulish villagers superhuman strength to fight Julius Caesar's Roman legions.
ISBN 9780340323670
Series Asterix series (26 of 41)
Publisher Hodder Children's Books (UK), 1997
Goscinny, Rene & Uderzo, Albert
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116398
Asterix and the cauldron
Neighbouring Gaulish Chief, WhosemoralsarelAstix, asks Vitalstatistix and his villagers to look after a cauldron full of money but the chief is bent on double-crossing everyone.
ISBN 9780752866291
Series Asterix series (13 of 41)
Publisher Orion, 2004
Goscinny, Rene & Uderzo, Albert
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116403
Asterix and the chieftain's shield
Vercingetorix defeated Julius Caesar in the Arvernian country. Although the tables were turned later, the Gauls remember the glorious victory. Years later, Caesar plans to parade with Vercingetorix's shield but he doesn't know where it is.
ISBN 9780752866253
Series Asterix series (11 of 41)
Publisher Orion, 2004
Goscinny, Rene & Uderzo, Albert
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116350
Asterix and the class act
Asterix stories including The Day Asterix and Oblelix were born, Fashion in Ancient Gaul and Obelix's Adventures Under the Mistletoe.
ISBN 9780752866406
Series Asterix series (32 of 41)
Publisher Orion, 2004
Goscinny, Rene & Uderzo, Albert
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116413
Asterix and the falling sky
The Gauls have one fear, that the sky may fall on their heads tomorrow. But, tomorrow never comes, says Chief Vitalstatistix. Howecer, some surprising new characters fall along with the sky.
ISBN 9780752875484
Series Asterix series (33 of 41)
Publisher Orion, 2006
Goscinny, Rene & Uderzo, Albert
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116419
Asterix and the gladiator
The Romans capture Cacofonix as a gift for Caesar who plans to throw him to the lions. To get into the Circus Maximus and rescue their bard, Asterix and Obelix have to become gladiators.
ISBN 9780752866116
Series Asterix series (4 of 41)
Publisher Orion, 2004
Goscinny, Rene & Uderzo, Albert
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101051
Asterix and the golden sickle
Getafix has broken his golden sickle, so Asterix and Obelix visit Lutetia to buy a new one. Unfortunately, the sicklesmith, a cousin of Obelix's, has mysteriously gone missing.
ISBN 9780752866130
Series Asterix series (2 of 41)
Publisher Orion, 2004
Goscinny, Rene & Uderzo, Albert
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116353
Asterix and the Goths
Again Getafix is kidnapped, this time by a raiding band of Goths. Asterix and Obelix follow them into Germania and, in the process of rescuing their druid, set off a whole series of tribal wars.
ISBN 9780752866154
Series Asterix series (3 of 41)
Publisher Orion, 2004
Goscinny, Rene & Uderzo, Albert
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116429
Asterix and the great crossing
Asterix and Obelix are lost at sea and finally reach what they think is a Roman colony. But, when the Vikings turn up on a voyage of discovery, they realise that they have, in fact, discovered a strange New World.
ISBN 9780752866482
Series Asterix series (22 of 41)
Publisher Orion, 2004
Goscinny, Rene & Uderzo, Albert
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116432
Asterix and the great divide
Two rival chieftains have been elected to govern a village in ancient Gaul and a ditch dug through the village divides it into a party of the left and a party of the right. But, the son and daughter of the two chieftains are in love.
ISBN 9780752847733
Series Asterix series (25 of 41)
Publisher Orion, 2001
Goscinny, Rene & Uderzo, Albert
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116437
Asterix and the laurel wreath
Chief Vitalstatistix makes a rash bet with his brother-in-law, whom he invites to dine on a stew seasoned with Caesar's laurel wreath. It is up to Aserix and Obelix, of course, to go to Rome and acquire the wreath.
ISBN 9780752866376
Series Asterix series (18 of 41)
Publisher Orion, 2004
Goscinny, Rene & Uderzo, Albert
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116439
Asterix and the magic carpet
The little village where Asterix and Obelix live has just one drawback, its bard is the worst musician in the entire ancient world. When Cacofonix strikes up, his singing sends the sun behind clouds and makes rain begin to fall.
ISBN 9780752847764
Series Asterix series (28 of 41)
Publisher Orion, 2002
Goscinny, Rene & Uderzo, Albert
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116447
Asterix and the mansions of gods
A multinational team of slave construction workers are to clear the forest around the village and build a modern housing development, forcing the villagers to take swift action to protect themselves against the Roman newcomers.
ISBN 9780752866390
Series Asterix series (17 of 41)
Publisher Orion, 2004
Goscinny, Rene & Uderzo, Albert
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7411
Asterix and the missing scroll
Following in the footsteps of Goscinny and Uderzo, author, Jean-Yves Ferri, and illustrator, Didier Convard, have Asterix in a new adventure, centred around a mysterious, missing scroll.
ISBN 9781510100459
Series Asterix series (36 of 41)
Ferri, Jean-Yves & Convard, Didier (ill)
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116449
Asterix and the Normans
A group of Vikings comes to Gaul trying to learn what fear is. Their visit coincides with that of a real expert on the subject, Vitalstatistix's trendy nephew from Lutetia, Justforkix.
ISBN 9780752866055
Series Asterix series (9 of 41)
Publisher Orion, 2004
Goscinny, Rene & Uderzo, Albert
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116455
Asterix and the Roman agent
Caesar tries psychological warfare to defeat the Gaulish village and sends troublemaker, Tortuous Convolvulus, to set friend against friend and almost succeeds. See jealousy spread as the Gauls become suspicious of each other.
ISBN 9780752866338
Series Asterix series (15 of 41)
Publisher Orion, 2004
Goscinny, Rene & Uderzo, Albert
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116456
Asterix and the secret weapon
When the mothers in Asterix and Obelix's little village decide that ,besides being a terrible musician, Cacofonix, the local bard and school teacher, is not educating their children properly, they call in Bravura.
ISBN 9780752847771
Series Asterix series (29 of 41)
Publisher Orion, 2002
Goscinny, Rene & Uderzo, Albert
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116460
Asterix and the soothsayer
One dark and stormy night, a sinister figure arrives in the little Gaulish village. Prolix claims to be a soothsayer and the villagers believe every word he says, but Asterix sees through his deception.
ISBN 9780752866420
Series Asterix series (19 of 41)
Publisher Orion, 2004
Goscinny, Rene & Uderzo, Albert
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8102
Asterix and the Vikings
Asterix and Obelix are sent on one of their most dangerous missions. They must voyage north to the Vikings' home territory and rescue Justforkix, before the Vikings find out he is not who they think he is, and make him pay the price. Meanwhile, the Vikings' chief's daughter, Abba, has fallen for Justforkix.
ISBN 9780752885902
Series Asterix series (37 of 41)
Publisher Orion, 2006
Goscinny, Rene & Uderzo, Albert
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689
Asterix at the Olympic Games
The famous Olympic Games are to be held in Athens and Asterix, Obelix and their friends enter. The competition will be formidable but our heroes are determined they will find a way to win.
ISBN 9780752866277
Series Asterix series (12 of 41)
Publisher Orion, 2004
Goscinny, Rene & Uderzo, Albert
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116471
Asterix conquers America
Getafix has been captured by Romans and catapulted off the edge of the world, so Asterix and Obelix follow to find their wizard. When they reach what they think to be the edge of the world, our heroes find themselves in America.
ISBN 9780752868394
Series Asterix series (35 of 41)
Publisher Orion, 2007
Goscinny, Rene & Uderzo, Albert
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116475
Asterix in Belgium
Chief Vitalstatistix of the Gaulish village is horrified to hear that Caesar has called the Belgian tribes the bravest he knows. With Asterix and Obelix, the chief goes to confront the Belgians who turn out to be very like the Gauls.
ISBN 9780752866505
Series Asterix series (24 of 41)
Publisher Orion, 2005
Goscinny, Rene & Uderzo, Albert
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116481
Asterix in Britain
The Romans have invaded Britain but one village still holds out against them. At his British cousin Anticlimax's request, Asterix and Obelix set off to help with a barrel full of magic potion.
ISBN 9780752866192
Series Asterix series (8 of 41)
Publisher Orion, 2004
Goscinny, Rene & Uderzo, Albert
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116484
Asterix in Corsica
Asterix and Obelix meet a Corsican chieftain who has been taken prisoner and accompany their new friend, Boneywasawarriorwayayix, back to Corsica to help him foil the evil designs of the corrupt Roman Praetor Perfidius.
ISBN 9780752866444
Series Asterix series (20 of 41)
Publisher Orion, 2004
Goscinny, Rene & Uderzo, Albert
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116489
Asterix in Spain
When the Romans take Chief Huevos y Bacon's son hostage, they get more than they bargained for. Little Pepe proves a terrible handful. Asterix and Obelix rescue him and set out to return him to his father.
ISBN 9780752866314
Series Asterix series (14 of 41)
Publisher Orion, 2004
Goscinny, Rene & Uderzo, Albert
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116492
Asterix in Switzerland
Quaestor Vexatius Sinusitus turns up in Gaul to investigate the creative accountancy of Governor Varius Flavus. When the quaestor is poisoned, he turns to Getafix the druid and the other Gauls for help.
ISBN 9780752866352
Series Asterix series (16 of 41)
Publisher Orion, 2004
Goscinny, Rene & Uderzo, Albert
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16002
Asterix operation Getafix: the book of the film
When the old druid, Getafix, gets injured and cannot make the health potion which gives the Gauls superhuman strength, their chief is challenged by another chief. If Vitalstatistix loses, he will lose the whole village. Once again, legendary hero, Asterix, and his faithful friend, Obelix, must help.
ISBN 9780340529454
Series Asterix series (39 of 41)
Publisher Hodder & Stoughton, 1990
Goscinny, Rene & Uderzo, Albert
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Asterix series
Any five 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 of the screen.
Series Asterix series (41 books)
Various
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12848
Asterix the Gaul
Asterix saves the day in a time in history when all the known world is coming under the power of ancient Rome.
ISBN 9780752866239
Series Asterix series (1 of 41)
Publisher Hachette Children's Books, 2004
Goscinny, Rene & Uderzo, Albert
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116515
Asterix the legionary
ISBN 9780752866215
Series Asterix series (10 of 41)
Publisher Orion, 2004
Goscinny, Rene & Uderzo, Albert
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660189
Atticus Van Tasticus
Climb onboard the pirate ship Grandnan and adventure with Atticus and his wiley crew as they search for treasure, brave the elements and battle the meanest pirates on the seas. An action packed and highly improbable adventure full of funny cartoon illustrations and puns that will tickle your funnybone!
ISBN 9780143796541
Publisher Puffin Australia, 2019
Daddo, Andrew & King, Stephen Michael (ill)
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751035
Atticus Van Tasticus: The treasure of treasures
With the Map of Half Maps finally in the hands of Atticus and his crew, the rest should be easy, right? Wrong! Rattling skeletons, ghosts, monsters from the deep, killer sucking sands and a boiling hot tub are just some of the obstacles between them and certain treasure.
ISBN 9781760892869
Publisher Penguin Books Australia, 2020
Daddo, Andrew & King, Stephen Michael (ill)
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6357
Awful Auntie
Stella Saxby is the sole heir to Saxby Hall. But, awful Aunt Alberta and her giant owl will stop at nothing to get it from her. Luckily, Stella has a secret, and slightly spooky, weapon up her sleeve.
ISBN 9780007453610
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, UK, 2014
Walliams, David & Ross, Tony (ill)
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14442
Bad eggs
Hard Boiled Egg has a mystery to solve in the fridge. It takes him through all the shelves as he tries to catch the Bad Eggs. A very punny story, written in simple text.
ISBN 9780734405661
Publisher Thomas C Lothian Pty Ltd, 2003
Wide, Steve & Mackintosh, Michelle (ill)
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1915
Beetle boy
When his dad mysteriously goes missing from his job as Director of Science at the Natural History Museum, Darkus Cuttle moves in with his eccentric uncle. Next door live two lunatic cousins with an enormous beetle infestation. But, the beetles are anything but ordinary. They're an amazing, intelligent super species, and they're in danger of being exterminated. Darkus and his friends must save the beetles. But, they're up against the mad scientist of fashion and haute couture, Lucretia Cutter, who has dastardly plans for the bugs.
ISBN 9781910002704
Publisher Chicken House, 2016
Leonard, M G & Sarda, Julia (ill)
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BFG, The
The big friendly giant captures Sophie but he only wants to keep her, not eat her, as the other giants would.
ISBN 9780141311371
Publisher Puffin UK, 2001
Dahl, Roald
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2746
Big city museum
Harry Harvard and Jessie Harrison's class at Average Primary School are going on an exciting excursion to Big City Museum. The good news is Mrs Payne, their fifth class teacher, won't be going. The bad news is the Principal is going instead. Most pupils are scared to do anything to upset Principal Dorking but Harry and Jessie can always be counted on to make or find trouble.
ISBN 9781420276909
Series Get real series (6 of 10)
Publisher Macmillan Education Australia Pty Ltd, 2009
Kettle, Phil & Webb, Melissa (ill)
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3053
Big dig, The
When the Newton Community Pool is closed until further notice, Nathan and his mates are unimpressed. The alternative, the BayView Leisure Centre, might be modern and flashy, but it is steamy, crowded and no fun. But, Nathan has an idea that is so brilliant in its simplicity. They can dig themselves a pool in the backyard.
ISBN 9781921529139
Series Lightning strikes series (19 books)
Publisher Walker Books, 2009
McKinlay, Meg
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30662
Big Nate and friends
Sixth-grader Nate Wright is on top of the world, with a little help from his friends. His best buddies, Francis and Teddy, stick with Nate through thick and thin, usually thin. Nate's disastrous love life, his chess tournament trash talking, even his misguided attempt to be a bad boy. Along the way, Nate and his pals are joined by Artur, the gentle exchange student who's popular with almost everyone. And, don't forget Gina, the teacher's pet who gets an 'A' for annoying.
ISBN 9781449420437
Series Big Nate series (20 books)
Publisher Andrews McMeel, 2012
Peirce, Lincoln
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12513
Big Nate blasts off
Nate's landed a job at the school paper and he can't wait to show off his cartooning talents. But, making fun of the toughest kid in class might not be the brightest idea. And, telling blabber-mouth Dee Dee about his secret crush isn't such a smart move either.
ISBN 9780008135331
Series Big Nate series (20 books)
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, UK, 2016
Peirce, Lincoln
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47885
Big Nate flips out
When Nate gets his best friend into big trouble, he needs to clean up his act, fast, before someone else ruins everything.
ISBN 9780007478279
Series Big Nate series (20 books)
Publisher HarperCollins Children's Books, 2013
Peirce, Lincoln
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6314
Big Nate goes for broke
Mighty Jefferson Middle School always wins. Then Nate decides it's time to go from zeroes to heroes. But, Nate can't crack under the pressure of the 'Ultimate Snowdown'.
ISBN 9780061996610
Series Big Nate series (20 books)
Publisher HarperCollins Children's Books, 2012
Peirce, Lincoln
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7008
Big Nate lives it up
Principal Nichols wants Nate to be buddies with the new kid, Breckenridge Puffington III, and show him around. But, that's no easy task - Breckenridge is a plant-doodling, total fun-sponge. There's also something strangely familiar about this guy.
ISBN 9780007581283
Series Big Nate series (20 books)
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, UK, 2015
Peirce, Lincoln
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4262
Big Nate makes the grade
Nate Wright is known to his pals and teachers for many things, his penchant for mischief and his school record for detentions being the foremost. But beating out brainiac Gina's grades is not one of those things.
ISBN 9781449425661
Series Big Nate series (20 books)
Publisher Andrews McMeel, 2012
Peirce, Lincoln
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8634
Big Nate on a roll
Nate's a big deal in his scout troop until Artur, also known as Mr Perfect, joins. Now, Nate's stuck in second place. And Artur means business. Nate wants to take the grand prize and not wipe out, big time.
ISBN 9780061944390
Series Big Nate series (20 books)
Publisher HarperCollins Australia, 2011
Peirce, Lincoln
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6226
Big Nate out loud: graphic novel
Eleven year old Nate Wright is living out loud and he wouldn't have it any other way. Even though his friends won't let him be the lead singer in their band, Nate continues to rock. He's a superstar of the comics pages and of the best-selling series of Big Nate books and he's a big hit with kids everywhere. This collection features daily and Sunday strips that originally appeared in newspapers.
ISBN 9781449407186
Series Big Nate series (20 books)
Topics / Graphic novels /
Peirce, Lincoln
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Big Nate series
Any three 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 Big Nate series (20 books)
Various
No book cover.
110295
Big Nate strikes again
Big Nate will surpass all others but it won't be easy. He's stuck with Gina, his all-time enemy, who just might ruin everything. Nate wants to win but there's always detention, again.
ISBN 9780061944369
Series Big Nate series (20 books)
Publisher HarperCollins Children's Books, 2010
Peirce, Lincoln
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23392
Big Nate: From the top
Big Nate is taking it from the top. That is, the top of the troublemaker's list. Nate Wright is eleven years old, four-and-a-half feet tall, and the all-time record holder for school detentions in school history. He's a self-described genius and sixth-grade Renaissance man.
ISBN 9781449402327
Series Big Nate series (20 books)
Publisher Andrews McMeel, 2010
Peirce, Lincoln
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22557
Big Nate: Game on
To sixth-grader Nate Wright, life is one big game. So, when he suits up for any sport, he does it with an unmistakable swagger. From fine-tuning his trash-talking skills on the basketball court to his cocky attitude in the soccer goal, Nate can be a bigger challenge to his teammates than their opponents.
ISBN 9781449427771
Series Big Nate series (20 books)
Publisher Andrews McMeel, 2013
Peirce, Lincoln
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7005
Big Nate: Great minds think alike
Nate Wright is a wisecracking eleven year old who knows he's destined for greatness. He's a sixth-grade chess prodigy, a self-described genius and the all-time record holder for detentions in school history. He's often in hot water with his teachers and classmates but Nate's winning personality and can-do attitude always make him a big hit with readers.
ISBN 9781449436353
Series Big Nate series (20 books)
Publisher Andrews McMeel, 2014
Peirce, Lincoln
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20070
Big Nate: Here goes nothing
Nate is pleased to hear his school will be closed for months to clean up toxic mould in the building. Then, he learns that he will have to attend Jefferson Middle School while his school is cleaned. How will he be able to stand it? He is star goalie for his school football team and Jefferson is undefeated in this year's competition. Will Nate defend his goal and save the day? Or will Jefferson win again?
ISBN 9780007478323
Series Big Nate series (20 books)
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, UK, 2012
Peirce, Lincoln
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10877
Big Nate: In a class by himself
Nate knows he's meant for big things, really big things. But, life doesn't always go your way just because you're awesome. Trouble always seems to find him but Nate keeps his cool no matter what. He knows he's great. A fortune cookie told him so.
ISBN 9780061944345
Series Big Nate series (20 books)
Publisher HarperCollins Australia, 2010
Peirce, Lincoln
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28677
Big Nate: In the zone
Nate's not having the best of luck. In fact, he's not having any luck at all. But, with a little boost, thanks to Chad's lucky foot, suddenly good luck is everywhere. Nate's in the zone, for now.
ISBN 9780007478293
Series Big Nate series (20 books)
Publisher HarperCollins Children's Books, 2014
Peirce, Lincoln
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9721
Big Nate: Super scribbler
This companion activity book to the Big Nate series is packed with laughs, activities and fun.
ISBN 9780008113414
Series Big Nate series (20 books)
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, UK, 2015
Peirce, Lincoln
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4888
Big Nate: Thunka thunka thunka
Nate Wright's baseball team has just been given the lamest name in Little League history; he's on the verge of becoming know-it-all Gina's personal servant for a day; and Spitsy, the closest thing he has to a dog of his own, is in love with a cat. Nate's up to his ears in stress. Luckily, an empty plastic soda bottle is the perfect remedy. All Nate has to do is drum it gently against his head, thunka, thunka, thunka, and the pressures of dealing with Coach John, Mrs Godfrey and the terrifying Kim Cressly begin to fade away.
ISBN 9781449462277
Series Big Nate series (20 books)
Publisher Andrews McMeel, 2016
Peirce, Lincoln
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31459
Big Nate: Welcome to my world
Aspiring cartoonist Nate Wright is eleven years old, four-and-a-half feet tall, and the all-time record holder for detentions in school history. He's a self-described genius and sixth-grade Renaissance Man who lives with his dad and older sister and enjoys pestering his family and teachers with his sarcasm.
ISBN 9781449462260
Series Big Nate series (20 books)
Publisher Andrews McMeel, 2015
Peirce, Lincoln
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23252
Big Nate: What could possibly go wrong
Compilation of original Big Nate comic strips. This comic collection includes over three hundred black and white Big Nate comic strips, with bonus Big Nate activities.
ISBN 9780007478316
Series Big Nate series (20 books)
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, UK, 2012
Peirce, Lincoln
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895459
Birdbrain
When seven strangers arrive at a small Australian caravan park to tell Hadley Boggs that her dad is the long lost heir to the kingdom of Ludrovia, she can hardly believe it. Soon Hadley jets off to an exciting new life where she is a princess and meets dancing goats. But then she discovers the president's secret deal to sell the country to a cheese loving billionaire. She knows she must act. But can she save Ludrovia before everything turns to fondue?
ISBN 9781460759219
Publisher HarperCollins Australia, 2022
Hawkins, Kelli Anne
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660758
Birthday boy
Sam Green can't wait until his eleventh birthday. He is really looking forward to it and wishes it was his birthday every day. At first, it's quite exciting when his birthday happens again the next morning. And again. And again. But sometimes you have to be careful what you wish for ....
ISBN 9780008200510
Publisher HarperCollins Children's Books, 2017
Baddiel, David & Field, Jim (ill)
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43
Blabber mouth
Rowena cannot speak. Unlike Rowena, her father, whom she decides to change, is blundering and enthusiastic and obsessed with country music.
ISBN 9780330273534
Publisher Pan MacMillan, 1992
Gleitzman, Morris
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88179
Black Baron
Black Baron was the best racing cockroach ever, in fact he was unbeaten. He lived a secret life of privilege and fame hidden under Jake's bed, until the day that Jake's mum discovered him. Black Baron must survive the exterminators if he is to live to race again.
ISBN 9781921150586
Series Lightning strikes series (19 books)
Publisher Walker Books, 2008
Opie, Robyn
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1982
Bloodhound boys: great blood bank robbery
The undead world has many dangerous creatures, many of which Rocky the werewolf and Vince the vampire meet in their search to find who has robbed the city's blood bank.
ISBN 9781922179302
Publisher Walker Books, 2013
Cranna, Andrew
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1384
Bloodhound boys: monster truck tremor dilemma
Rocky and Vince are competing in a monster truck race. Full of twists and turns, the lethal race will send the boys way off track.
ISBN 9781922179326
Publisher Walker Books Australia Pty Ltd, 2014
Cranna, Andrew
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1019733

New
Blunders, The
The Blunders are the most blundersome family in the blundering history of blunderdom. They live in Blunder Hall. When the Blunders are about to lose their home, how will they come together to save it?
ISBN 9780008614393
Publisher HarperCollins Children's Books, 2023
Walliams, David & Stower, Adam (ill)
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688273
Book of hopes, The: Words and pictures to comfort, inspire and entertain children in lockdown
Completely free for all children and families, the extraordinary collection of short stories, poems, essays and pictures has contributions from more than 110 children's writers and illustrators, including Lauren Child, Anthony Horowitz, Greg James and Chris Smith, Michael Morpurgo, Liz Pichon, Axel Scheffler, Francesca Simon and Jacqueline Wilson. Stories to make you smile, poems to make you laugh, and plenty of hope for everyone! Available from https://literacytrust.org.uk/family-zone/9-12/book-hopes/
ISBN 9780852295298
Publisher Bloomsbury, 2020
Rundell, Katherine (ed)
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903292
Book that no one wanted to read, The
Have you ever thought about how it feels to be a book? To be left under a whiffy pant pile or shelved, forever collecting dust? To have your pages bent backwards or your spine BROKEN? What if you don't have a sparkly unicorn or dragon adorning your cover - who will pick you out of the bookshop then? This is the story of the sadly neglected Book That No One Wanted To Read - can its destiny change when it finally meets the right reader? Spoiler alert: yes.
ISBN 9781536222166
Publisher Walker Books, 2023
Ayoade, Richard & Freeman, Tor (ill)
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2826
Born to bake
Rick has decided he is just average, not good, not bad, just average. When Rick discovers he is born to cook, he is no longer just average. The trouble is that his baking is now in competition with his Mum.
ISBN 9780143302261
Series Aussie bites (84 books)
Publisher Puffin Australia, 2005
Gwynne, Phillip & Smith, Craig (ill)
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53388
Boy who swam with piranhas, The
As Stan journeys away from the life he's always known, he mingles with a carnival full of eccentric characters and meets the legendary Pancho Pirelli, the man who swims in a tank full of perilous piranhas. Will Stan be bold enough to dive in the churning waters himself and choose his own destiny.
ISBN 9780763661694
Publisher Candlewick Press, 2013
Almond, David & Jeffers, Oliver (ill)
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750970
Brain freeze: 12 deliciously wacky stories
What if that boy in class who never seems to do anything is actually writing a series of hit books for an audience in another dimension? What if you had to spend your quarantine time trying to protect your privacy while being locked in the house with a social media obsessed parent? This is a selection of short stories with a huge variety of characters in situations where they need to step up and be a little, or a lot, brave.
ISBN 9781760897147
Publisher Penguin, 2020
Phommavanh, Oliver
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660318
Brilliant ideas of Lily Green, The
Twelve-year-old Lily Green has brilliant ideas. She loves concocting unusual beauty products -- sure, they're often disasters, but every inventor has to start somewhere! And her family's salon seems like just the place. If only it still had customers... When Lily accidentally mixes up a string of wild and wonderful gloop from the mysterious plants in her neighbour's garden, she thinks she's struck gold. Her products work like magic, and she's sure they'll save the failing salon. But are Lily's creations as enchanting as they seem?
ISBN 9781760503659
Publisher Hardie Grant Egmont, 2019
Sibrerry, Lisa
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649005
Bruno the boisterous blue dog from the bush
Barefoot Bob and Bruno live together in a broken down barracks surrounded by the beautiful Aussie bush. Although they don't have much in the bank, they are the best of buddies and life is bonzer. Then one day Bob hits the bonanza and everything changes. Without a backward glance, Bob and Bruno move to the big smoke. But is this fancy new life better than the one they had in the bush? An alliterative, humorous tale which celebrates mateship and introduces young readers to the quintessential language of the Australian bush.
ISBN 9781925675504
Publisher Big Sky Publishing, 2018
Osborne, Robyn & Phillips, John (ill)
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901546
Caravan at the edge of doom, The: Foul prophecy
Twelve year old Harley just wants a normal life, but it is her destiny to be a Legendary Hero in the Land of the Dead. Now it is time for Harley to travel back through the Portal of Doom and rescue her best friend, battle with a massive fish and solve a mysterious prophecy. This is an incredible adventure including a dangerous toilet and a perilous rescue.
ISBN 9781405298292
Publisher HarperCollins Australia, 2022
Beckett, Jim & Muza, Olia (ill)
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5305
Care and feeding of a pet black hole, The
Stella Rodriguez learns the hard way that caring for a black hole can be a rather complicated thing. They are fantastic at swallowing stuff - all the stuff she no longer wants around, like scratchy sweaters and her brother Cosmo's annoying toy. More importantly Stella finds that she can get rid of other things, things that remind her of her dad, who died recently, things that remind her to be sad. It's gets even more interesting when the black hole accidentally swallows something far too precious to lose and Stella has to go deep inside on an epic, interstellar adventure to save her whole world. Who knew that have a pet black hole could be so much trouble?
ISBN 9781471170188
Publisher Simon & Schuster, 2018
Topics / Displacement /
Cuevas, Michelle
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806
Cartboy and the time capsule
Hal Rifkind wonders why he can't have the easy life he craves - a room of his own, time to play video games with his best mate Arnie and most of all, surviving grade six. Instead he has to share his room with his twin baby sisters, is only permitted 15 minutes of video games on weekends and he has a year-long history assignment to complete.
ISBN 9781743314807
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2013
Campbell, L.A.
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587879
Cells to organ systems
If you have ever wondered what a cell is, or how they make life, this book will explain it all. Go on a journey of discovery with humorous, colourful cartoon characters, to learn what cytoplasm, vacuoles, and chromosomes are, and how they form part of you.
ISBN 9780716618409
Publisher World Book, 2014
Topics / STEM / Graphic novels /
Midthun, Joseph & Hiti, Samuel (ill)
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14199
Charlie and the karaoke cockroaches
"I didn't want the exterminator to be flattened by a flying sink. I just wanted a home for the cockroaches." Charlie is thrown into an adventure when his new friend Vivien hands him a mysterious box and makes him swear to look after it no matter what
ISBN 9781743548448
Publisher Pan MacMillan, 2017
Brough, Alan
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1267
Charlie and the war against the grannies
"I didn't want Mrs Cyclopolos to explode. I just wanted a paper round." Charlie find himself at war with the grannies after they squirt hot sauce in his face and make him think he's dead. Throw in a glass eye, snot-covered hankies and some mysterious underground people, and you have a fantastic adventure!
ISBN 9781743540121
Publisher Pan MacMillan, 2016
Brough, Alan
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80
Charlie Carver stacks it
Quirky tales and scientific principles are included in the bizarre disasters that befall the Carver family.
ISBN 9780091832964
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 1997
Stiller, Laurie
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617176
Charlie changes into a chicken
Charlie McGuffin is just an ordinary boy dealing with a range of typical problems. However, one day his life is completely turned upside down when he discovers he can transform into different animals! How will Charlie find a way to deal with his new powers and keep clear of the resident school bully?
ISBN 9780241346211
Publisher Penguin, 2019
Copeland, Sam & Horne, Sarah (ill)
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81
Charlotte's web
Charlotte, the spider, spins messages in her web to help save her friend, Wilbur, the pig.
ISBN 9780140301854
Publisher Puffin USA, 1973
White, E B
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10869
Chewing-gum kid, The
Simon Bright has a feeling that this week is going to be different and he's right. After the discovery of the Super-Gum, his life changes.
ISBN 9780143300052
Series Aussie bites (84 books)
Publisher Penguin, 2002
Dawe, Bruce
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9252
Chicken Stu
Stu is a wuss, a weakling, a soft city kid. His cousins are tough farm kids who are daredevils. When Stu is packed off to the country for the summer, he has to face the dangers that lurk behind every tree, demonic lambs, yabby-infested tanks and, worst of all, his cousins.
ISBN 9781741695564
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2010
Luff, Nathan
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82
Chickpea
Hooman, a young Iranian Australian boy, lives with his widower father and irritating younger sister, Mina. His pet hen, Chickpea, becomes broody over a clutch of infertile eggs and refuses to leave the nest.
ISBN 9781863886420
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 1998
Syme, Marguerite Hann
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35556
City of secret rivers, The
Hyacinth is not at all pleased to move to London with her mother, partly because she still hopes her parents might get back together. Even her love of history does not make London more appealing, even less so when she opens her grandmother's farewell gift of a book titled A History of the Sewers of London (which she is bored enough to actually read), although she is puzzled, intrigued and a little anxious when the accompanying card foretells terrible danger, with no clue as to what it might be. She soon discovers a world of magic and strange creatures and places. All is definitely not what it seems and it is not at all certain whom she can trust. With her mother's life at stake Hyacinth must use all her skills to find the right path to prevent a catastrophe.
ISBN 9781406368857
Publisher Walker Books, 2017
Weinstein, Jacob Sager & Cook, Euan (ill)
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Clarice Bean series
Spunky 12-year-old Clarice Bean Tuesday and her adventures at home and at school! Any three 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 Clarice Bean series (8 books)
Child, Lauren
No book cover.
15075
Clarice Bean spells trouble
Clarice Bean is a vital, entertaining young girl. She relates to our problems and enthralls us with her exploits and the way she faces life with a delightful wit and faces challenges head-on.
ISBN 9780763629038
Series Clarice Bean series (6 of 8)
Publisher Candlewick Press, 2006
Topics / Year 5 easy reads /
Child, Lauren
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112328
Clarice Bean, don't look now
There seems to be an awful lot in Clarice's life to worry about and when she finds herself unable to sleep at night, she devises a Worst Worries list. But Clarice soon realises that your worst worry is the worry you haven't even thought to worry about.
ISBN 9781846160493
Series Clarice Bean series (7 of 8)
Publisher Orchard Books, 2006
Topics / Year 5 easy reads /
Child, Lauren
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846207
Clarice bean: Think like an elf
Join the one and only Clarice Bean and 'Think Like an Elf' in this irresistible and spectacularly sparkling Christmas story from the inimitable Lauren Child.
ISBN 9780008470845
Series Clarice Bean series (8 books)
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, UK, 2021
Child, Lauren
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783569
Class full of lizards, A
It's the first day back at school and I've already got three questions: 1. When is my family's disgusting diet going to end? 2. How will I finish my group project on time? 3. Why is my best friend Alex suddenly not talking to me? If that's not bad enough, the classroom is overrun with lizards. At least things can't get worse, right?
ISBN 9781760877378
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2021
Hart, Alison
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30736
Coco Banjo has been unfriended
It's time for the school camp and some spectacular Coco-licious adventures! But two problems could ruin everything... Jay Page is hiding his pet rat in his bag. Worse, Coco's best friend N wants to join Belle's group. Has Coco been unfriended? Can Mrs Trample really ban Coco from the disco? Could this camp get any worse? Coco needs an amazing plan to make things right. Maybe the Prime Minister can help!
ISBN 9780857987358
Series Coco Banjo series (3 books)
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2015
Gemmell, N J
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32413
Coco Banjo is having a yay day
Coco Banjo to the recue! Coco Banjo loves her life. She sleeps in a tiger onesie, wears her mum's diamonds just because she can, and has dolphins and penguins as friends. Today Coco is planning a Yay Day of fun on her secret island home in the middle of Sydney Harbour. But wait, what is that secret signal? Oh no, Narianna (also known as N) is being bullied! Coco sets off for school to rescue her. But when cranky school principal Miss Trample sees Coco's school uniform (customised, thank you very much), Coco might be in even more trouble than her best friend. How will she get out of this one?
ISBN 9780857987334
Series Coco Banjo series (3 books)
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2015
Gemmell, N J
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Coco Banjo series
Any three 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 Coco Banjo series (3 books)
Gemmell, N J
No book cover.
694059
Cookie and the most annoying boy in the world
Cookie's life is a disaster, her best friend is moving away and the most annoying boy in the world is buying her favourite kitten at the pet shop. And then he joins her class at school!! And then he moves in next door!! But their is a glimmer of hope and Cookies love of science is about to come in handy.....
ISBN 9781848128095
Publisher Piccadilly Press, 2019
Topics / STEM /
Huq, Connie
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18037
Corby Flood
Corby Flood and her large family are aboard a shabby cruise ship on their way to a new school. Armed with her trusty travel advisory, Corby learns about all the exotic ports along the coast while keeping an eye on the other passengers, the sinister Brotherhood of the Clowns, the unintelligible Hattenswillers, the mysterious man from Cabin 2 and the smarmy lieutenant. Most worying, though, is the creature in the crate.
ISBN 9780385750905
Series Far-flung adventures series (2 of 3)
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2006
Stewart, Paul & Riddell, Chris (ill)
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643365
Costa Banana: The gruesome general
Welcome to Costa Banana, where the President makes everyone eat Banana soup on Fridays. He's strong, he's unstoppable, he's completely bonkers. So when his kids discover a plot to overthrow the President he doesn't believe them. With robotic flies, banana guns and a gruesome general, will Rosa and Fico be able to save the day?
ISBN 9781925870091
Publisher Affirm Press, 2019
Douglas, Jozua & Hees, Elly (ill)
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18498
Cow-pats
Red is obsessed with painting but life on the drought-affected farm, combined with his father's need for expensive heart surgery, makes it unlikely he will pursue his artistic dream. Then a mysterious stranger buying artistic cow pats arrives.
ISBN 9780732992057
Publisher Macmillan Education Australia Pty Ltd, 2004
Alexander, Goldie & Hamill, Dion (ill)
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48993
Cowzat
At last the true, well almost, story of how cricket was invented. Told in rollicking verse and with zany illustrations, this book will bowl you over.
ISBN 9781921136658
Publisher Windy Hollow Books, 2010
Atherton, Bruce & Redlich, Ben (ill)
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24009
Darcy Moon and the deep-fried frogs
Darcy Moon is an ordinary girl with ordinary problems. She's low on cash and low on the necessary street cred to fit in with the cool crowd. But, Darcy's life is about to take a great leap forward. When a freaked-out frog asks for help, it's up to her to fix the food chain, save the swamp and prove that money can't buy everything.
ISBN 9781922089717
Publisher Fremantle Press, 2014
Carvell, Catherine
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6298
David Astle's 101 weird words (and 3 fakes) from ambidextrous to zugzwang
Are you a dictionary detective? This is a dictionary with a difference. Packed with weird words, cool facts, punny jokes, riddles and a mystery to solve, get set for a fun read.
ISBN 9781760633660
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2018
Astle, David & Tippett, Paul (ill)
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35048
Dead certain
Max has a plan. A plan to help out his favourite uncle one last time. Dad will probably ground him and he won't be able to go to Thomo's go-kart party but Max knows exactly what he has to do. In fact, he's dead certain.
ISBN 9781921529900
Series Lightning strikes series (19 books)
Publisher Walker Books Australia Pty Ltd, 2011
Gould, Sally
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100
Dead meat.
Danny is an ordinary boy in an ordinary family who seems to attract amazing and funny experiences.
ISBN 9781862911857
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 1993
Simons, Moya
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889
Demon dentist
Strange things were happening when children would put their teeth under the pillow for the tooth fairy. In the morning they would find a dead slug, a spider, a slimy eyeball or much, much worse. Alfie is determined to find the culprit, whilst evading the social worker who has started visiting his home.
ISBN 9780007453566
Publisher HarperCollins Children's Books, 2013
Walliams, David
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751051
Derek Dool supercool: Going viral
Derek is on a mission to go viral. After all, what is more super cool than being an internet hit? The only problem is thinking of a super cool viral idea, nothing is working out as expected. But Derek is not one to give up, he is determined to achieve viral victory- even if it's the last thing he does.
ISBN 9781760892968
Publisher Penguin, 2020
Beck, Adrian & Edgar, Scott (ill)
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886007
Diamond brothers detectives: Where seagulls dare
The Diamond Brothers are back in business and on the case of a missing tech genius. There's just one problem...a notorious gang of thugs is hot on their heels. Now, Nick and his older brother Tim, the world's worst detective, must investigate their socks off if they want to crack the case and stay alive!
ISBN 9781529501179
Series Diamond Brothers series (8 of 8)
Publisher Walker Books, 2022
Horowitz, Anthony & Beech, Mark (ill)
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Diamond Brothers series
Any five 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 of the screen.
Series Diamond Brothers series (8 books)
Horowitz, Anthony & Beech, Mark (ill)
No book cover.
19059
Diary of a minecraft zombie: Bullies and buddies
Zack is busy with Creepy, Steve and his ghoulfriend, Sally Cadaver. He doesn't have time, or the guts, to deal with the new kid at school, a giant Zombie called Mutant, who teams up with Mike Magma, the school bully. Will Zack and his friends survive a dodgeball game against Mike and Mutant?
ISBN 9781743811511
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2016
Zombie, Zack
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30821
Diary of a minecraft zombie: Scare of a dare, A
Twelve-year old Zack is a Minecraft Zombie with four great friends, an annoying younger brother, endless tests at Scare School and a Zombie sweetheart to impress. When his biggest schoolyard rival dares him to touch an Iron Golem, Zack needs to find out whether he has the guts to touch the Golem and impress the girl.
ISBN 9781743811504
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2016
Zombie, Zack
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Diary of a wimpy kid series
+++++Any three 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 wimpy kid series (15 books)
Kinney, Jeff
No book cover.
92042
Diary of a wimpy kid: a novel in cartoons
Greg Heffley, an undersize weakling, is starting high school where he has to share the hallways with kids who are taller, meaner and already shaving. He desperately wants to be cool and is always looking for an angle to raise his profile. In notes and cartoons, he documents his experiences of school and family life, and offers advice on how to survive.
ISBN 9780143303831
Series Diary of a wimpy kid series (1 of 15)
Publisher Penguin, 2007
Topics / Year 6 easy reads /
Kinney, Jeff
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Diary of a wimpy kid: cabin fever
Greg Heffley is in big trouble. School property has been damaged and Greg is the prime suspect. But, the crazy thing is, he's innocent. Or sort of. The authorities are closing in but, when a surprise blizzard hits, the Heffley family is trapped indoors. Greg knows that when the snow melts he's going to have to face the music, but he wonders if any punishment could be worse than being stuck inside with your family for the holidays.
ISBN 9780143306641
Series Diary of a wimpy kid series (6 of 15)
Publisher Penguin Books Australia, 2011
Topics / Year 6 easy reads /
Kinney, Jeff
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Diary of a wimpy kid: dog days
It's summer holidays, the weather is great and all the kids are having fun outside. Greg Heffley is inside his house, with the shades drawn, playing video games. But, Greg's mother has a different vision for an ideal summer, one packed with outdoor activities and family togetherness.
ISBN 9780143304951
Series Diary of a wimpy kid series (4 of 15)
Publisher Puffin Australia, 2009
Topics / Year 6 easy reads /
Kinney, Jeff
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Diary of a wimpy kid: double down
The pressure is really piling up on Greg. His mum thinks video games are turning his brain to mush so she wants him to put down the controller and explore his creative side. As if that's not scary enough, Halloween is just around the corner and the frights are coming at Greg from every angle. When Greg discovers a bag of gummy worms, it sparks an idea. If he makes a movie, it might just get his mum off his back and also make him rich and famous in the process.
ISBN 9780143309338
Series Diary of a wimpy kid series (11 of 15)
Publisher Penguin, 2016
Kinney, Jeff
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Diary of a wimpy kid: hard luck
Greg has been on a losing streak and he decides to take a leap of faith and leave all decisions to chance, rolling a dice to try and turn his luck around.
ISBN 9780143308089
Series Diary of a wimpy kid series (8 of 15)
Publisher Puffin USA, 2013
Topics / Year 6 easy reads /
Kinney, Jeff
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Diary of a wimpy kid: No brainer
Up until now, middle school hasn't exactly been a joyride for Greg Heffley. So when the town threatens to close the crumbling building, he is not too broken up about it. But when Greg realises this means he is going to be sent to a different school to his best friend, Rowley Jefferson, he changes his tune. Can Greg and his classmates save their school before it is shuttered for good? Or is this the start of a whole new chapter for Greg?
ISBN 9780143778448
Series Diary of a wimpy kid series (18 of 15)
Publisher Penguin Books Australia, 2023
Kinney, Jeff
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Diary of a wimpy kid: old school
Life was better in the old days. Or I think it was. That's the question Greg Heffley is asking as his town voluntarily unplugs and goes electronics-free. But, Greg isn't cut out for an old-fashioned world. With tension building inside and outside the Heffley home, Greg wonders how he will survive.
ISBN 9781419717017
Series Diary of a wimpy kid series (10 of 15)
Publisher Puffin Australia, 2015
Kinney, Jeff
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Diary of a wimpy kid: Rodrick rules
As Greg Heffley enters the new school year, he is eager to put the past three months behind him, and one event in particular. Unfortunately, his older brother, Rodrick, knows all about the incident Greg wants to keep under wraps. But, secrets have a way of getting out, especially when a diary is involved.
ISBN 9780810994737
Series Diary of a wimpy kid series (2 of 15)
Publisher Penguin, 2008
Topics / Year 6 easy reads /
Kinney, Jeff
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Diary of a wimpy kid: the deep end
Greg Heffley and his family hit the road for a cross-country camping trip, ready for the adventure of a lifetime. But things take an unexpected turn, and they find themselves stranded at an RV park that's not exactly a summertime paradise. When the skies open up and the water starts to rise, the Heffleys wonder if they can save their vacation -- or if they're already in too deep.
ISBN 9780143796084
Series Diary of a wimpy kid series (15 of 15)
Publisher Penguin, 2020
Kinney, Jeff
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43437
Diary of a wimpy kid: The getaway
Greg Heffley and his family are getting out of town. With the cold weather and the stress of the approaching holiday season, the Heffleys decide to escape to a tropical island resort for some much needed rest and relaxation. A few days in paradise should do wonders for Greg and his frazzled family. But the Heffleys soon discover that paradise isn't everything it's cracked up to be. Sunburn, stomach troubles, and venomous critters all threaten to ruin the family's vacation. Can their trip be saved, or will this island getaway end in disaster?
ISBN 9780143782797
Series Diary of a wimpy kid series (12 of 15)
Publisher Penguin, 2017
Kinney, Jeff
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Diary of a wimpy kid: the last straw
Greg Heffley will never change his wimpy ways. Somebody just needs to explain that to Greg's father. Frank Heffley thinks he can get his son to toughen up and he enlists Greg in organised sports and other manly endeavours. Greg is able to sidestep his father's efforts to change him but, when his dad threatens to send him to military academy, Greg realises he's to shape up or get shipped out.
ISBN 9780143304555
Series Diary of a wimpy kid series (3 of 15)
Publisher Penguin Books Australia, 2009
Topics / Year 6 easy reads /
Kinney, Jeff
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Diary of a wimpy kid: the long haul
A family road trip is supposed to be a lot of fun. The journey takes off full of promise, then quickly takes several wrong turns, at a gas station bathroom, crazed seagulls and a runaway pig.
ISBN 9780143308591
Series Diary of a wimpy kid series (9 of 15)
Publisher Penguin, 2014
Kinney, Jeff
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Diary of a wimpy kid: the meltdown
When snow shuts down Greg Heffley's middle school, his neighborhood transforms into a wintry battlefield. Rival groups fight over territory, build massive snow forts, and stage epic snowball fights. And in the crosshairs are Greg and his trusty best friend, Rowley Jefferson. It's a fight for survival as Greg and Rowley navigate alliances, betrayals, and warring gangs in a neighborhood meltdown. When the snow clears, will Greg and Rowley emerge as heroes? Or will they even survive to see another day?
ISBN 9781419727436
Series Diary of a wimpy kid series (13 of 15)
Publisher Penguin, 2018
Kinney, Jeff
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18957
Diary of a wimpy kid: the third wheel
A Valentine's Day dance at Greg's middle school has turned his world upside down. As Greg scrambles to find a date, he's worried he'll be left out in the cold on the big night. His best friend, Rowley, doesn't have any prospects either, but that's a small consolation. An unexpected twist gives Greg a partner for the dance and leaves Rowley the odd man out. But, a lot can happen in one night, and, in the end, you never know who's going to be lucky in love.
ISBN 9781419705847
Series Diary of a wimpy kid series (7 of 15)
Publisher Puffin Australia, 2012
Topics / Year 6 easy reads /
Kinney, Jeff
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29287
Diary of a wimpy kid: the ugly truth
Although Greg is not a teenager quite yet, he feels as if he's hit his childhood expiration date and, when you're no longer a cute kid, nothing is as easy as it used to be.
ISBN 9780143304999
Series Diary of a wimpy kid series (5 of 15)
Publisher Penguin Books Australia, 2010
Topics / Year 6 easy reads /
Kinney, Jeff
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651884
Diary of a wimpy kid: wrecking ball
An unexpected inheritance gives the Heffley family a chance to make major improvements to their home. But they soon find that construction isn't all it's cracked up to be. When things get rough, will the Heffleys be able to stay... or will they be forced to move?
ISBN 9780143796046
Series Diary of a wimpy kid series (14 of 15)
Publisher Penguin, 2019
Kinney, Jeff
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638033
Diary of an awesome friendly kid: Rowley Jefferson's journal
Rowley's best friend Greg Heffley has been chronicling his middle-school years in thirteen Diary of a Wimpy Kid journals... and counting. But it's finally time for readers to hear directly from Rowley in a journal of his own. Rowley agrees to play the role of biographer for Greg along the way. (After all, one day Greg will be rich and famous, and everyone will want to know his life's story.) But Rowley is a poor choice for the job, and his "biography" of Greg is a hilarious mess.
ISBN 9781760892531
Series Diary of a wimpy kid series (15 books)
Publisher Penguin, 2019
Kinney, Jeff
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4951
Dog squad
For the dog squad, no job is too small, no mission too dangerous. Especially if there's cash involved. When they take on Operation Collect Big-time, things don't go to plan and they wonder if they have bitten off more than they can chew.
ISBN 9781921529160
Series Lightning strikes series (19 books)
Publisher Walker Books, 2009
Costain, Meredith
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23033
Dog wars
Narrated by a flea that jumps from dog to dog, inciting them to fight and causing chaos. As the dogs become increasingly unhappy and morose, the flea reassesses his actions and decides to attack a human instead.
ISBN 9781876372545
Publisher Black Dog Books, 2004
Wagner, Michael
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614603
Don't follow Vee
Vee is an Instagram star, thanks to her Mum, who has been posting pics of her life since she was born, on her Chronicles of Vee account. But, as Vee approaches her thirteenth birthday, she might be just about ready to say stop and get her privacy back. Unless... there's a really good reason to stay online. Vee, and her social media crazy friends, need to make some big decisions, and time is running out.
ISBN 9780143505747
Publisher Penguin Books Australia, 2019
Phommavanh, Oliver
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Don't pat the wombat
A boy's warts-and-all recount, with drawings and photographs, of the weird and wonderful antics at a typical Grade 6 school camp, and featuring a loner called Jonah and an explosive teacher called The Bomb.
ISBN 9781865080888
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2000
Honey, Elizabeth
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9450
Double fudge
Pete is just about to enter high school. Peter's little brother, Fudge, is mad about money and he wants loads of it. In fact, he's going to print a hundred million "Fudge bucks" and buy the whole world. He's driving Pete nuts.
ISBN 9780330413541
Series Fudge series (5 of 5)
Publisher MacMillan, 2002
Blume, Judy
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8383
Dragons, The: Camelot
Arthur is an unpleasant, indulged prince, growing up in luxury on the isle of Camelot. Meanwhile, Romeo Crick, a boy of the same age, is living in vastly different circumstances and destined to become an unexpected hero.
ISBN 9781741663815
Series The Dragons series (3 books)
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2009
Thompson, Colin
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Dragons, The: Excalibur
The Dark Ages are over and the wonderful Days of Yore have begun. Everyone is looking forward to a magnificent coronation of the new King Arthur. But, there is a rebellion in the land. Brat, the old false king, and Bloat, a teenage dragon, have vowed to overthrow King Arthur and bring back the Dark Ages. Morgan le Fey, Sir Lancelot and a thirsty vampire must try to save the day.
ISBN 9781741663822
Series The Dragons series (3 books)
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2010
Thompson, Colin
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783576
Drum roll please... it's Stevie Louise
Meet Stevie Louise. She is an entrepreneur (that's like a business person), an entertainer (obviously), and an extrovert on the inside (wait, is this a thing?). Stevie has a BRILLIANT PLAN. She's going to have fun, make money, and most importantly, make sure the Brooke Street kids stay best friends forever. Then a new neighbour arrives and threatens to derail all Stevie's plans. And then real disaster strikes. But the show must go on. After all, Stevie is a professional.
ISBN 9781760526412
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2021
Hennessy, Tanya & Hedstrom, Leigh (ill)
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Duck for cover
A large-format joke book with a couple of levels of interpretation so readers will find something new with each reading.
ISBN 9780140346077
Publisher Penguin, 1996
Jennings, Paul, Greenwood, Ted & Denton, Terry (ill)
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Eating things on sticks
Harry has burned down the house by mistake. He is saved from having to stay at Aunt Susan's because he can blackmail his Uncle Tristram over the cat incident. So, they are off on holidays with the very comely Morning Glory on her strange island home where Harry will very much be the gooseberry, and a trouble-making one at that, and they will start by eating nettle pancakes and end up eating things on sticks.
ISBN 9780385616027
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2009
Fine, Anne
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Eddie Albert and the amazing animal gang: The curse of the smuggler's treasure
Eddie and best friend Flo are spending the Easter holidays on the Romney Marshes with Aunt Budge and all his animals - Butch the dog, Bunty the hamster and pirate goldfish Dan and Jake. When the terrible Rancid Twins arrive in town, set on uncovering the secret mystery of the smugglers' treasure, Eddie and Flo are drawn into a thrilling new adventure. Eddie must use his ability to speak to animals to enlist the help of two elegant alpaca, a friendly sheep called Doris and a famous film-star rabbit to save the day and reveal a treasure of epic proportions.
ISBN 9780008446871
Publisher HarperCollins Children's Books, 2022
O'Grady, Paul
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696282
Eddy Popcorn's guide to parent training
The school holidays have started and Eddy Popcorn is grounded until his homework is finished. Faced with no beach and no mates Eddy puts all his energy into writing a helpful book for kids 'Eddy Popcorn's guide to parent training'!
ISBN 9781743834022
Publisher Omnibus Books, 2020
White, Dee & Johnston, Benjamin (ill)
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Edgar & Ellen series
Any five 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 of the screen.
Series Edgar & Ellen series (6 books)
Ogden, Charles
No book cover.
846055
Egg marks the spot
Skunk and Badger both find themselves in difficult situations with careless friends and family. Skunk suggests they go on a rock finding expedition to take their minds off their troubles, and to try and find a very special rock to complete Badger's collection. A simple camping trip gets complicated quickly by Skunk's giant backpack and a very special chicken with a very big secret.
ISBN 9781760877057
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2021
Timberlake, Amy & Klassen, Jon (ill)
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Egghead
Paddy is excited when his teacher announces a week-long experiment. He imagines an awesome experiment with interesting potions and eruptions. Too bad the experiment is not what it's cracked up to be.
ISBN 9781921150814
Series Lightning strikes series (19 books)
Publisher Walker Books, 2008
Scott, Clare
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617335
Elizabella and the great tuckshop takeover
It's the beginning of term for Elizabella and her gang, but instead of being a fresh start, it's a rotten one. The school is falling apart and misery sets in when a big corporation takes over the tuckshop, leaving poor Miss Duck out of a job. Meanwhile, there's a lice outbreak at Bilby Creek Primary and a competition to write the School Song. How will Elizabella deal with all of this? In true Elizabella style, of course!
ISBN 9781760650551
Series Elizabella series (2 of 4)
Publisher Walker Books, 2019
Norton Lodge, Zoe & Norton Lodge, Georgia (ill)
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683181
Elizabella and the haunting of Lizard Lake
Excitement is in the air as Elizabella - poet, fixer of fairytales and the biggest prankster in the history of her school - heads off to camp with the rest of her class. But when Larry the Lizard learns she's headed to Lizard Lake he stows away in her suitcase, dreaming of discovering the other sentient lizards rumoured to be living there. Soon, Elizabella begins having strange dreams and wonders if Lizard Lake is haunted. Meanwhile back at Bilby Creek, Martin madly searches for Larry, eventually stumbling on another lizard who looks exactly like him. After discovering who is really haunting Lizard Lake, Larry and Elizabella return home to solve another mystery. Who is the imposter hanging out with Martin?
ISBN 9781760651855
Series Elizabella series (3 of 4)
Publisher Walker Books, 2020
Norton Lodge, Zoe & Norton Lodge, Georgia (ill)
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750994
Elizabella breaks a leg
It's the end of the year and everything is changing at Bilby Creek. Elizabella and her gang are about to become seniors, cousin Isabeth comes to stay and Toddberry (or "Todd" as he insists on being called now) gets a girlfriend! Not to mention huge news from Minnie which could turn everything upside down. With all that going on, there may be just enough room for another Elizabella prank or two before the curtains close on Year Four... After an excursion to the theatre, Elizabella is determined to put on a play at school. And while Mr Gobblefrump agrees, he insists on a budget of exactly zero dollars. Can she pull it off? With a little help from her friends, you never know. Good luck, Elizabella - or "Break a leg" as they say!
ISBN 9781760652555
Series Elizabella series (4 of 4)
Publisher Walker Books, 2020
Norton Lodge, Zoe & Norton Lodge, Georgia (ill)
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Elizabella meets her match
Elizabella, ten and a quarter, is a poet, fixer of fairytales and the biggest prankster in the history of Bilby Creek Primary. And when her plans involve making a swimming pool in the playground without consulting a single teacher, the students are behind her every step of the way. But what happens when Minnie, an even bigger prankster, shows up? Can Bilby Creek handle them both? And more importantly, can they handle each other?
ISBN 9781760650544
Series Elizabella series (1 of 4)
Publisher Walker Books, 2018
Norton Lodge, Zoe & Norton Lodge, Georgia (ill)
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Elizabella series
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Series Elizabella series (4 books)
Norton Lodge, Zoe & Norton Lodge, Georgia (ill)
No book cover.
Emmie & friends series
Any three 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 Emmie & friends series (4 books)
Libenson, Terri
No book cover.
6283
Eric Vale - epic fail
Ever had a nickname? A rotten run of bad luck? A best friend who just looks on the bright side - even when the bright side looks black? Well, Eric Vale's got all three, and they're pushing him towards the epic-est of all epic fails!
ISBN 9781862919921
Series Eric Vale series (3 books)
Publisher Omnibus Books, 2012
Bauer, Michael Gerard & Bauer, Joe (ill)
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Eric Vale - off the rails
Principal Porter thinks Eric Vale has gone off the rails, but could there be an explanation for his behaviour, like mutant vampire zombie werewolf aliens stealing Eric's brain.
ISBN 9781862919945
Series Eric Vale series (3 of 3)
Publisher Omnibus Books, 2013
Bauer, Michael Gerard & Bauer, Joe (ill)
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Eric Vale - super male
It is superhero week at school and Eric Vale, superfail and writer of superhero comics, is in his element. But there are surprises in-store including a mutant orang-utan and the dreaded Oogily Boogily man.
ISBN 9781862919938
Series Eric Vale series (3 books)
Publisher Omnibus Books, 2013
Bauer, Michael Gerard & Bauer, Joe (ill)
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Eric Vale series
Any three 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 Eric Vale series (3 books)
Bauer, Michael Gerard & Bauer, Joe (ill)
No book cover.
Exploding endings series
Any three 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 Exploding endings series (3 books)
Various
No book cover.
28700
Exploding endings: Cursed pants & cranky cops
In this hilarious collection of short stories, one thing is guaranteed. You won't pick the endings to protecting yourself from a stalking mother, the seventy-nine cheekiest excuses for not doing your homework, why your pencil case is holding dangerous secrets, and what happens when you discover your teacher it not who you think.
ISBN 9781922134707
Series Exploding endings series (3 books)
Publisher Harbour Publishing House, 2016
Harris, Tim
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36420
Exploding endings: Dingbats & lollypop arms
Expect the unexpected in each of these funny short stories. There's a seagull with a sweet tooth, a chicken soup recipe which quickly gets out of control, vanishing people and the world's biggest shopping hater.
ISBN 9781922134691
Series Exploding endings series (3 books)
Publisher Harbour Publishing House, 2016
Harris, Tim
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30477
Exploding endings: Painted dogs & doom cakes
Expect the unexpected in each of these funny, short stories. It's a world where it rains lemonade, dentists terrorise children, a whole school is put on detention at once, and making a simple chocolate cake is one of life's more dangerous tasks.
ISBN 9781922134578
Series Exploding endings series (3 books)
Publisher Harbour Publishing House, 2015
Harris, Tim
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21900
Exploding endings: Screenshots & laughing gas
Have you ever eaten pink spider web? What are the 79 zaniest things to bring to show and tell? Is it possible to earn three thousand dollars without anybody else finding out? And how do you stop random people texting you? Find out in this hilarious collection of short stories. One thing is guaranteed you will NEVER pick the endings!
ISBN 9781922134134
Series Exploding endings series (4 of 3)
Publisher Harbour Publishing House, 2017
Harris, Tim
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Extremely weird thing that happened in Huggabie Falls, The
Kipp Kindle and his friends Tobias Treachery and Cymphany Chan live in Huggabie Falls, the weirdest town on Earth. Weird things happen all the time - that's normal. But when an extremely weird thing happens Kipp and his friends know that something is wrong. They embark on a fast-paced, action-packed, hilarious adventure to find out what is making everything turn normal, and to return the weirdness to Huggabie Falls.
ISBN 9781925603484
Series Huggabie Falls series (1 of 3)
Publisher Text Publishing Co, 2018
Cece, Adam & Weldon, Andrew (ill)
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Fall of Fergal, The
When Le Fay McNally wins a typing competition in London, it is the start of a great adventure. Little does she know that it will lead to the salvation of her father and the end of her brother, Fergal.
ISBN 9780571210695
Series Unlikely exploits series (1 of 3)
Publisher Faber & Faber, 2002
Ardagh, Philip
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Far-flung adventures series
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Series Far-flung adventures series (3 books)
Stewart, Paul & Riddell, Chris (ill)
No book cover.
660388
Fate of Fausto, The
Fausto believed he owned everything in the world, from flowers to trees and mountains. One day he decides to inspect the world he owns, and let each thing under the sun know he is the boss.
ISBN 9780593115015
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, UK, 2019
Jeffers, Oliver
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5920
Ferret attack
Harry and Jesse use their time machine to play a dastardly trick that involves Killer, the ferret. The joke backfires when Killer starts to grow and grow as a reaction to time travel, causing floods and mayhem. Harry and Jesse had better work out a way to make this right before they do irretrievable damage to their school and their fifth class colleagues.
ISBN 9781420276879
Series Get real series (2 of 10)
Publisher Macmillan Education Australia Pty Ltd, 2009
Kettle, Phil & Webb, Melissa (ill)
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587891
Fing
Meet the Meeks! Myrtle Meek has everything she could possibly want. But everything isn't enough. She wants more, more, more! When Myrtle declares she wants a FING, there's only one problem: What is a FING? Mr and Mrs Meek will do anything to keep their darling daughter happy, even visit the spooky library vaults to delve into the dusty pages of the mysterious Monsterpedia. Their desperate quest leads to the depths of the jungliest jungle where the rarest creatures can be found. But will they ever find a FING?
ISBN 9780008349080
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, UK, 2019
Walliams, David & Ross, Tony (ill)
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17401
Fizzlebert Stump and the bearded boy
The bearded Barboozul family are the new stars of Fizz's circus. Their act is full of magic, mystery, fear and fun. And, it's nice to have another boy around, even if he is a bit hairy round the chin. But, then things start going wrong. The lion loses his dentures. The clowns lose their noses. The Ringmaster loses his temper. And, the circus is about to lose its licence. Fizz must find out who or what is to blame, and save the day.
ISBN 9781408835210
Series Fizzlebert Stump series (6 books)
Publisher Bloomsbury, 2014
Harrold, A F & Horne, Sarah (ill)
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Fizzlebert Stump and the girl who lifted quite heavy things
It's the great Circus of Circuses competition and Fizzlebert Stump does not have an act. He's no longer the Boy Who Puts His Head In The Lion's Mouth (the lion retired) and putting his head in a crocodile's mouth instead just didn't work out. Fizz needs to find himself a new act, and reunite his friend, the Bearded Boy, with his long-lost parents. Luckily, the strongest girl in the world is there to help.
ISBN 9781408853313
Series Fizzlebert Stump series (6 books)
Publisher Bloomsbury, 2015
Harrold, A F & Horne, Sarah (ill)
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20610
Fizzlebert Stump and the great supermarket showdown
It's a disaster when the ringmaster sells Fizz's circus to the mysterious Mr Pinkbottle. All the acts who aren't fired are forced to work in his supermarket. Not an easy task at all if your only skill is plate-spinning or being a trapeze artist, or indeed a sea lion. It's up to Fizz to find a way to save them all.
ISBN 9781408869451
Series Fizzlebert Stump series (6 books)
Publisher Bloomsbury, 2016
Harrold, A F & Horne, Sarah (ill)
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Fizzlebert Stump series
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Series Fizzlebert Stump series (6 books)
Harrold, A F & Horne, Sarah (ill)
No book cover.
17394
Fizzlebert Stump: The boy who cried fish
Fizzlebert Stump lives in a circus. When his friend, Fish the sea lion, goes missing, Fizz tracks him down to the Aquarium, with its piratical owner Admiral Spratt-Haddock, invisible octopus, and colour-coded fish. But, the Aquarium has problems of its own. Fish (not Fish the sea lion, fish. Keep up) are going missing, and the Admiral blames the circus. Fizz must try to solve the mystery, avoid an over-enthusiastic crocodile and find his friend.
ISBN 9781408842461
Series Fizzlebert Stump series (6 books)
Publisher Bloomsbury, 2014
Harrold, A F & Horne, Sarah (ill)
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21308
Fizzlebert Stump: The boy who did PE in his pants
Fizzlebert Stump lives in a circus. He is usually found training to be a strongman or being taught history by a magician or playing football with a sea lion. But, not today. After being lost in the woods and mistaken for a very rude girl, here he is, at the back of the class confusing the teacher. Rather than being forced to sit up straight and pay attention, Fizz just wants to find his way back to the circus.
ISBN 9781408853399
Series Fizzlebert Stump series (6 books)
Publisher Bloomsbury, 2016
Harrold, A F & Horne, Sarah (ill)
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31383
Fizzlebert Stump: The boy who ran away from the circus (and joined the library)
Fizzlebert Stump lives in a travelling circus. He hangs around with acrobats, plays the fool with clowns, and outs his head in a lion's mouth every night. But it can be a bit lonely being the only kid in the circus. So, one day, Fizz decides to join a library and that's when it all goes terribly wrong.
ISBN 9781408830031
Series Fizzlebert Stump series (6 books)
Publisher Bloomsbury, 2012
Harrold, A F & Horne, Sarah (ill)
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35957
Floods, The: better homes and gardens
After years on the run, the Floods are coming home to Transylvania Waters. And just in time too. Since Nerlin and Mordonna fled, things have gone from worse to much worse. King Quatorze has bled the country dry. He's even sold everyone's shoelaces. It's time for life with a lot less cabbage and a lot more chocolate. But, first, the Floods have to get rid of the old king.
ISBN 9781741662559
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2009
Thompson, Colin
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6085
Flora & Ulysses: the illuminated adventures
It begins, as the best superhero stories do, with a tragic accident. Ulysses, the squirrel, never saw the vacuum cleaner coming. Flora Belle Buckman, who has read every issue of the comic book, Terrible Things Can Happen to You, steps in to save him. Ulysses now has powers of strength, flight and misspelled poetry. Flora will be changed too, as she discovers the possibility of hope and the promise of a spacious heart.
ISBN 9780763676711
Publisher Candlewick Press, 2015
DiCamillo, Kate & Campbell, K G (ill)
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1735
Flying machines, The
Jesse Harrison and Harry Harvard have a new best friend, Rocky Rockman has left his prehistoric cave and is living in their tree house. He also goes to Average Primary School and, for the first time ever, Jesse and Harry are disappointed when the bell rings to end the school day. But, trouble really starts when Rocky's pet, prehistoric bird arrives and Principal Dorking calls in Captain Crash.
ISBN 9781420277562
Series Get real series (7 of 10)
Publisher Macmillan Education Australia Pty Ltd, 2009
Kettle, Phil & Webb, Melissa (ill)
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38331
Fortunately, the milk
Mum's gone away and Dad has to look after the kids. He's got a list of things to do. When he is picking up milk for his children's cereal, a wild and crazy story unfolds.
ISBN 9780062224071
Publisher HarperCollins US, 2013
Gaiman, Neil & Young, Skottie (ill)
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30237
Framed
Dylan, the only boy left in his tiny Welsh village, has no-one to play with and his family's business is going broke. When a mysterious convoy of trucks arrives with a precious cargo to hide in a disused mine, Dylan must save his family.
ISBN 9780330434256
Publisher MacMillan, 2006
Boyce, Frank Cottrell
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1991
Frank Davies and the amazing frog catapult
Frank Davies is in trouble again, at school and at home, but everything changes when the frog turns up. The adventures begin when one huge luminous frog and Frank Davies set out on a mission to destroy one thousand evil giant toads.
ISBN 9780143307532
Publisher Penguin, 2014
Clifford, Rohan
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25964
Frankie Fish and the great wall of chaos
What do you do when Nanna and Grandad Fish are thrown into a secret Chinese prison four hundred years in the past? You go after them. With the help of a mysterious new friend, Frankie and Drew must overcome armed guards, giant dragons and one GIANT wall to get to the Emperor;s secret prison. But even if they can get inside the prison, how will they break Nanna and Grandad out and get them back home?
ISBN 9781760500825
Series Frankie Fish series (2 of 5)
Publisher Hardie Grant Egmont, 2018
Helliar, Peter & Vamos, Lesley (ill)
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619230
Frankie Fish and the sister shemozzle
Frankie's always wanted to go to the Olympics, but when his big sister takes the Sonic Suitcase and runs away to Ancient Greece, it looks like she might get there first! It's up to Frankie and his best friend, Drew, to bring her home - but what happens when Saint Lou is determined to stay?
ISBN 9781760502867
Series Frankie Fish series (4 of 5)
Publisher Hardie Grant Egmont, 2019
Helliar, Peter & Vamos, Lesley (ill)
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771155
Frankie Fish And The Tomb of Tombfoolery
When Frankie and Drew get in an argument about how ancient Egyptians really walked, there's only one way to set the record straight: a quick time-travel adventure! But what happens when Frankie and Drew's precious Sonic Suitcase ends up buried inside a booby-trap-ridden pyramid? There's only one way to get it back - by going inside and hoping they can make it out again ...
ISBN 9781760507480
Series Frankie Fish series (5 books)
Helliar, Peter & Vamos, Lesley (ill)
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608634
Frankie Fish and the viking fiasco
Frankie Fish and his best friend have a secret plan to win this year's Costume Parade: they're going back in time to get real Viking outfits. But they weren't expecting to bring an actual Viking back with them... and that's only the start of their problems.
ISBN 9781760500832
Series Frankie Fish series (3 of 5)
Publisher Hardie Grant Egmont, 2018
Helliar, Peter & Vamos, Lesley (ill)
No book cover.
660497
Frankie Fish and the wild wild mess
Frankie Fish has a hunch that a famous Medicine Man from the Wild West holds the answer to his grandad's forgetfulness, so he and Drew pack their cowboy hats and spurs and take the Sonic Suitcase for another spin. But when they arrive, gold fever has struck, and Frankie and Drew must take on some sneaky outlaws and clear their new friend's name. Can Frankie Fish and Drew Bird yee-haw their way into the history books?
ISBN 9781760502904
Series Frankie Fish series (5 of 5)
Publisher Hardie Grant Egmont, 2020
Helliar, Peter & Vamos, Lesley (ill)
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Frankie Fish series
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Series Frankie Fish series (5 books)
Helliar, Peter & Vamos, Lesley (ill)
No book cover.
Frankie Foster series
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Series Frankie Foster series (3 books)
Ure, Jean
No book cover.
17347
Frankie Foster: fizzypop
Ten year old Frankie Foster wants to help, she loves fixing people's problems. But, her help is not always welcome because she can cause the odd total disaster and end up causing chaos.
ISBN 9780007362653
Series Frankie Foster series (1 of 3)
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, UK, 2011
Ure, Jean
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64341
Freaky
When Jayden is sent to stay with relatives that he hardly knows, he thinks things can't get any worse. But he's wrong. They live in the country, in a town with no skate park. What's worse, they are cactus freaks with a yard full of spiky plants. Then, when Aunty Nina and Uncle Trev buy a new cactus, things get really freaky. The cactus seems to be coming alive.
ISBN 9781921150791
Series Lightning strikes series (19 books)
Publisher Walker Books, 2009
Whiting, Sue
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15432
Freaky stuff
Brian Hubble becomes the protector of a fairy in the form of his little neighbour, Sebastian, and discovers his talent for writing while starring in a Squeezee commercial. He also discovers how television makes life appear different to reality.
ISBN 9780759320314
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2005
Tulloch, Richard
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6684
Freddy Tangles: Champ or chicken
Freddy Tangles is in trouble with everybody, again. New boy, Hugo, initially very popular, has become a bully and turned Freddy's friends against him. Freddy will have to do something spectacular to prove he's no chicken and win back his friends.
ISBN 9781760110352
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2015
Brand, Jack & Jellett, Tom (ill)
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8068
Freddy Tangles: Legend or loser
Freddy Tangles and his friends are in danger. No one is scarier than the big bully, Sid Malone. Freddy must come up with a plan but this will be difficult because he's even afraid of his little sister.
ISBN 9781760110345
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2015
Brand, Jack & Jellett, Tom (ill)
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11144
Freeze a crowd
A fascinating collection of witty puns, jokes, riddles and visual jokes.
ISBN 9780140564891
Publisher Puffin Australia, 1996
Jennings, Paul & Greenwood, Ted & Denton, Terry
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Fudge series
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Series Fudge series (5 books)
Blume, Judy
No book cover.
1813
Fudge-a-mania
Peter finds himself stuck on summer vacation for three whole weeks with little brother, Fudge, and Sheila Tubman. Peter may not like Sheila but Fudge plans to marry her. Maximum embarrassment ensues but with lots of laughs.
ISBN 9780330398138
Series Fudge series (4 of 5)
Publisher MacMillan, 2003
Blume, Judy
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660425
Funny bones
If you think you've heard every funny story there is then think again! Funny Bones is a super-huge collection of rib-tickling stories, cartoons, comics, jokes and much, much more that's bound to get even the most serious kid laughing.
ISBN 9781760524333
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2019
Temple, Kate & Jol (ed) & Phommavanh, Oliver (ed)
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751010
Funny kid belly flop
Every kid wants to laugh, but Max is the boy who can make it happen. Max and Abby hardly ever agree on anything ... until now! They are both desperate to get out of this Friday's swimming carnival. Max is the funny kid, and there's a swimming carnival that needs cancelling! A sea-monster, the maths olympiad, spotty rashes, good twin vs bad twin and a swimming instructor named Chad are just some of the things in store for Max and his friends
ISBN 9780733340604
Series Funny kid series (8 of 10)
Publisher ABC Books, 2020
Stanton, Matt
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903347
Funny kid catastrophe
Every kid wants to laugh, but Max is the boy who can make it happen. He's also the boy who absolutely, definitely, does not under any circumstances want a cat. So why did Mum and Dad just bring one home? Max is the funny kid but now a cat is here to ruin his life! Cat bums, cat claws, ticklish cats, piano-playing cats, cats that will run away and cats that won't (oh, and a jealous Duck in a toilet jacuzzi) are just some of the things in store for Max and his friends in this Funny Kid adventure!
ISBN 9781460714218
Series Funny kid series (10 books)
Publisher HarperCollins Australia, 2022
Stanton, Matt
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4007
Funny kid for president
Max is the class clown always making everyone laugh. He is running for class president but has no special talents. As the election draws near, Max with the help of his friend Hugo, tries to run a fair and honest campaign. But there are scandals and sabotage. Max decides that being the funny kid may just help him win.
ISBN 9780733335976
Series Funny kid series (1 of 10)
Publisher HarperCollins Children's Books, 2017
Stanton, Matt
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11983
Funny kid get licked
With a canteen war, puppy smuggling and Redhill's first theme park to organise, it will need all of Max the Funny Kid's talents to solve this new adventure.
ISBN 9780733339479
Series Funny kid series (4 of 10)
Publisher ABC Books, 2018
Stanton, Matt
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660479
Funny kid kicks butt
Every kid wants to laugh, but Max is the boy who can make it happen. He's also the one who wants to play Captain Kickbutt in the superhero movie filming in town. He just has to get child-star Spencer Daniels (aka Famous Kid) out of the way first. Max is the funny kid ... and Famous Kid needs to go down. A bodyguard named The Fridge, the greatest school assembly prank ever, a jewellery store robbery and a real superhero called ThunderButt are just some of the things in store for Max and his friends in this brand-new Funny Kid adventure.
ISBN 9780733336027
Series Funny kid series (6 of 10)
Publisher HarperCollins Australia, 2019
Stanton, Matt
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771918
Funny kid next level
Grab your gaming gear and laugh your head off with the super-popular Funny Kid series! Every kid wants to laugh, but Max is the boy who can make it happen. A new video game has thrown Redhill Middle School into chaos. Will Max get the screen time he needs to dominate? Max is the funny kid and he's trying to beat Redhill's mystery pro gamer! Toilet snoozes, student protests, parent-teacher nights that go horribly wrong and an epic courtroom battle against Max's baby sister are just some of the things in store for Max and his friends in this Funny Kid adventure.
ISBN 9780733340895
Series Funny kid series (10 books)
Publisher ABC Books, 2020
Stanton, Matt
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688404
Funny Kid Peeking duck
Max and his friends take a road trip to Adventure Park to dare each other to ride The Tower of Dying Deathly Doom. But it may be Duck who is the bravest one of all.
ISBN 9780733340598
Series Funny kid series (7 of 10)
Publisher HarperCollins Australia, 2020
Stanton, Matt
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846103
Funny kid prank ninjas
Every kid wants to laugh, but Max is the boy who can make it happen. These school holidays Redhill is in chaos as Max and his friends are locked in an epic prank battle ... with each other! Max is the funny kid and his pranking powers are being put to the test! A movie-theatre ninja, toilet turbulence, shopping-mall disasters, cling-film mazes and an unimaginable Kid-Free Zone are just some of the things in store for Max and his friends in this brand-new Funny Kid adventure.
ISBN 9780733340628
Series Funny kid series (10 books)
Publisher ABC Books, 2021
Stanton, Matt
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583637
Funny kid prank wars
Every kid wants to laugh, but Max is the boy who can make it happen. As he and his classmates head off on a camping trip, the new boy, Tyson, decides to play some jokes of his own. Max is the funny kid...and now there's a prank war to be won! Monsters in the lake, smuggling ducks, dig-your-own toilets, capsizing canoes, absolutely not falling in love and beans that give you the runs are just some of the things in store for Max and his friends in this brand-new adventure.
ISBN 9780733335990
Series Funny kid series (3 of 10)
Publisher ABC Books, 2018
Stanton, Matt
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Funny kid series
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Series Funny kid series (10 books)
Various
No book cover.
640269
Funny kid slapstick
Every kid wants to laugh, but Max is the boy who can make it happen. Only now he's been forced to join the local ice-hockey team, and there's nothing funny about slipping over and getting a frozen bum. Or is there?
ISBN 9780733339486
Series Funny kid series (5 of 10)
Publisher ABC Books, 2019
Stanton, Matt
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New
Funny kid snowballs
Every kid wants to laugh, but Max is the boy that can make it happen. When Max and his friends holiday at a ski resort for the rich and famous, Max realizes that everything he could ever need to be happy is all here in one place. He is determined to fit in quick smart. Max is a funny kid, but will his jokes work in the snow?
ISBN 9780733342004
Series Funny kid series (12 of 10)
Publisher ABC Books, 2023
Stanton, Matt
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39307
Funny kid stand up
Max is the boy who can make kids laugh. Something terrible has happened and Max seems to have lost his funny! Now Max is the 'Un-Funny Kid' right when he's trying to win the town talent quest! Heckling clowns, kidnapped grandpas, giant dogs called Steve, bungled police operations and the greatest stand-up comedy routine of all time were just some of the things encountered by Max, Hugo, Abby and Duck in this second book of the Funny Kid series.
ISBN 9780733335983
Series Funny kid series (2 of 10)
Publisher HarperCollins Children's Books, 2017
Stanton, Matt
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Future friend
Pip is lonely and bored. She goes to virtual school on her G-Glasses. She only has a talking cat and parrot to hang out with, and she can't leave her LivingSpace due to the extreme heat and floods outside. Until the day that Pip explores a glowing ring in a lab and finds herself in a warehouse, in 2019. She meets boy-inventor Rahul -- who is also lonely and bored. Together, Rahul and Pip are no longer lonely. But they have a whole load of new problems like hiding talking animals from Rahul's parents and finding a way back to the future. And -- just maybe -- saving the world...
ISBN 9780008334222
Publisher HarperCollins Australia, 2020
Baddiel, David
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1823
Fuzz the famous fly
Fuzz endeavours to cope with the intrusions of stardom.
ISBN 9781862913929
Publisher Omnibus Books, 2002
Rodda, Emily
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1019623

New
Game on: Glitched
Discovering another app on their babysitter's phone, Liam sends the brothers travelling through time. Landing in earlier versions of their home town, they find themselves in the Stone Age, Roman times, the Middle Ages and prehistoric times with dinosaurs. To return to their own time , they're going to have to solve riddles whilst dodging woolly mammoths, jousting knights and every kind of disgusting bodily fluid you can think of. Can they survive the dangers, solve the riddles and get back before the phone battery dies, and they're stranded in another time forever?
ISBN 9781922539410
Publisher EK Books, 2023
Snape, Emily
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6648
Gangsta Granny
Ben is bored beyond belief after he is made to stay at his Grandma's house. She's the boringest Grandma ever. All she wants to do is to play Scrabble and eat cabbage soup. But, there are two things that Ben doesn't know about his Grandma. They involve an international jewel thief and stealing the Crown Jewels.
ISBN 9780007371440
Publisher HarperCollins Children's Books, 2011
Walliams, David
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846206
Gangsta Granny strikes again
Daring thefts of priceless treasures are all over the news. The crimes have the pawprints of international jewel thief The Black Cat - Ben's very own Gangsta Granny - all over them. But with Granny gone, who on earth could pull off such daring heists? Can Ben crack the case?
ISBN 9780008262204
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, UK, 2021
Walliams, David & Ross, Tony (ill)
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29439
George Parker goes global
George Parker and Chase Landon-Bond may attend the same Boarding School but there the similarity ends. George is scientific, cautious and a pyjama wearing nerd. Chase is popular, rich, carefree and impulsive. After his latest haircut goes seriously wrong, George sparks interest from the unlikely Chase. He sees George's potential in helping him complete a rescue mission. George doubts his abilities to help Chase but finds himself, time and again, getting the two of them out of tricky situations.
ISBN 9781760523466
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2018
Metzenthen, David
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Get real series
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Series Get real series (10 books)
Kettle, Phil & Webb, Melissa (ill)
No book cover.
6549
Ghost and the goggle-box, The
The clean-up of dead Uncle Arnold's Sydney house becomes a weird experience when Roger discovers that the old man is haunting the television set.
ISBN 9780207191497
Publisher HarperCollins Australia, 1997
Ball, Duncan
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Ghost club series
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Series Ghost club series (3 books)
Abela, Deborah
No book cover.
35226
Ghost club: the haunted school
With the help of Ghost Club, Angeline and Edgar must find out who the ghost at their school is so they can help her but first they have to convince their school principal that kids can be ghost catchers too, and they have to avoid Travis the bully, who is spying on them and causing trouble wherever they go.
ISBN 9781742750835
Series Ghost club series (2 of 3)
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2012
Abela, Deborah
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39329
Ghost club: the new kid
Angeline and Edgar might be kids, but they're also two of Ghost Club's youngest ghost-catchers. Got a problem with a ghost or poltergeist. Angeline and Edgar are the experts to call. A slightly spooky but mostly funny series about the mischief ghosts can make - and the kids who take care of the mess.
ISBN 9781742750804
Series Ghost club series (1 of 3)
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2012
Abela, Deborah
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12344
Girl underground
Bridget wants a quiet life, including, if possible, keeping her parents out of prison. A boy called Menzies makes her an offer she can't refuse. They set off on a desperate, daring adventure to rescue two kids from a detention centre in the desert.
ISBN 9780143300465
Publisher Penguin, 2004
Gleitzman, Morris
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4081
Give peas a chance and other funny stories
Fourteen clever, funny tales, featuring a host of crazy characters. While Ginger and her dog organise the ultimate party, Wilton the worm meets Aristotle the nose germ in an unexpected location and Ben tries to save the world by not eating his vegetables.
ISBN 9780143302629
Publisher Penguin Books Australia, 2007
Gleitzman, Morris
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157
Gizmo, The
When a boy steals a Gizmo for a dare, weird things began to happen.
ISBN 9780140370904
Publisher Puffin Australia, 1998
Jennings, Paul
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Glister series
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Series Glister series (4 books)
Watson, Andi
No book cover.
78051
Glister: the family tree
Glister and her father live at Chilblain Hall, home to an orchard with a remarkable collection of trees. It includes the very special Butterworth Tree. It is said that when the Butterworth Tree blooms, a bumper crop of Butterworth relatives, from the past, present and future, will fall. Glister longs to have a big family. Graphic novel format.
ISBN 9781406320510
Series Glister series (4 of 4)
Publisher Walker Books, 2010
Topics / Graphic novels /
Watson, Andi
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28292
Glister: the haunted teapot
Strange things happen around Glister Butterworth. One day, a teapot is delivered to her home and when Glister makes a cup of tea to share with her dad, they find they have uninvited company. An unhappy writer, Phillip Bulwark-Stratton, is haunting the teapot and demanding Glister's help to write on his behalf. Graphic novel format.
ISBN 9781406320480
Series Glister series (1 of 4)
Publisher Walker Books, 2009
Topics / Graphic novels /
Watson, Andi
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32610
Glister: the house hunt
Glister lives in her family home, Chilblain Hall, where the wind squeals through the gaps in the window frames and anything can happen. When the chairman of the village-in-bloom competition insults Chilblain Hall, the house gets in a huff and disappears. Graphic novel format.
ISBN 9781406320497
Series Glister series (2 of 4)
Publisher Walker Books, 2009
Topics / Graphic novels /
Watson, Andi
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83685
Going for broke
Nathan Foley wants more than just a participation award, he wants to be in the book of world records. His hairbrain attempts to break a world record with his two, less than helpful friends, Ronnie and Weasel, are more likely to result in his death by misadventure than great recognition.
ISBN 9781921150616
Series Lightning strikes series (19 books)
Publisher Walker Books, 2008
McKinlay, Meg
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Goosebumps series
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Series Goosebumps series (99 books)
Various
No book cover.
7070
Goosebumps the movie 2: Haunted Halloween
When Sonny and his friend Sam find a ventriloquist dummy labeled Slappy in an abandoned house, they decide to take him home. What they don't realise is that they've brought him to life... and he's evil. Whoops!
ISBN 9781742999395
Series Goosebumps series (99 books)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2018
Topics / Year 5 easy reads /
Stine, R L
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24635
Goth Girl and the fete worse than death
Preparations for the Ghastly-Gorm garden party and bake off are under way. Celebrity cooks are arriving at the hall for the big event and, true to form, Maltravers, the indoor gamekeeper, is acting suspiciously. Elsewhere at Ghastly-Gorm Ada's wardrobe-dwelling lady's maid Marylebone has received a marriage proposal. Ada vows to aid the course of true love and find out what Maltravers is up to but, amidst all this activity, everyone, including her father, appears to have forgotten her birthday!
ISBN 9781447201755
Series Goth Girl series (2 of 4)
Publisher Pan MacMillan, 2017
Riddell, Chris
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Goth Girl series
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Series Goth Girl series (4 books)
Riddell, Chris
No book cover.
164
Gowie Corby plays chicken
Gowie is not a chicken but spending the night at Cricklepit School, where ghosts are rumoured to roam, is a big dare to accept.
ISBN 9780140313222
Publisher Penguin, 1984
Kemp, Gene
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669467
Grandma Dangerous and the dog of destiny
Ollie's dad is missing but Grandma Dangerous is on the case. She has a hot air balloon, thirty packets of biscuits and a pooch with magical powers (she says). But as they sail through the skies, Ollie realises they're no just on a rescue mission. Grandma is on the run.
ISBN 9781408355060
Series Grandma Dangerous series (99 books)
Publisher Hachette Children's Books, 2018
Mitchell, Kita & Reed, Nathan (ill)
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669474
Grandma Dangerous and the egg of glory
A Priceless artifact has been stole from Russia- and Grandma Dangerous wants to find it. Nothing will stand in her way. Can Ollie and Grandma return the treasure and get back home, before the Politsiya catch them?
ISBN 9781408355503
Publisher Hachette Children's Books, 2019
Mitchell, Kita & Reed, Nathan (ill)
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669473
Grandma Dangerous and the toe of treachery
When Grandma Dangerous finds a mysterious amulet, she is sure it contains an ancient Egyptian treasure. Can it save Ollie's hamster from certain death? They must unlock the amulet's secret power, but first they have to break an ancient curse involving a certain dog of destiny...
ISBN 9781408355527
Series Grandma Dangerous series (99 books)
Publisher Hachette Children's Books, 2019
Mitchell, Kita & Reed, Nathan (ill)
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Grandma Dangerous series
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Series Grandma Dangerous series (99 books)
Mitchell, Kita & Reed, Nathan (ill)
No book cover.
4357
Grandpa's great escape
Jack's Grandpa wears his slippers to the supermarket, serves up tinned tongue for dinner and often doesn't remember Jack's name. But, he can still take to the skies in a speeding Spitfire and save the day.
ISBN 9780008135195
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, UK, 2015
Walliams, David & Ross, Tony (ill)
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24305
Great shave, The
Stix and his mates think it's a great idea to temporarily dye their hair green when they go to watch their favourite band, the Screaming Greenie Meanies. But, after the concert, the green will just not wash out. When school goes back and the principal insists the green hair has to go, Stix discovers there is something even worse than green hair.
ISBN 9781921150609
Series Lightning strikes series (19 books)
Publisher Walker Books, 2008
Scott, Clare
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15127
Guess who's coming for dinner
Horace Pork-Fowler's diary reveals an interesting invitation to Eatem Hall, the very strange abode of Dr Hunter. It appears to be an innocent weekend but it becomes doubtful that Horace and his lovely wife will survive.
ISBN 9781840116281
Publisher Templar Publishing, 2004
Kelly, John & Tincknell, Cathy
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2079
Hannah's winter
Contemporary and humorous, this story is dotted with snippets of Japanese language and culture, as Hannah and her ghost friend attempt to solve an ancient riddle.
ISBN 9780141000442
Publisher Penguin, 2001
Meehan, Kierin
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Harriet Bright series
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Series Harriet Bright series (3 books)
Craig, Claire & Feddersen, Melanie (ill)
No book cover.
17282
Harriet Bright: holiday hullabaloo
Harriet Bright is going to have the best holiday ever, as soon as four things happen in her life. Until then, she's in a real hullabaloo. The clever and zany Harriet Bright will get into your head and whisk you away on adventures.
ISBN 9780143305071
Series Harriet Bright series (3 of 3)
Publisher Puffin Australia, 2010
Craig, Claire & Feddersen, Melanie (ill)
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25980
Harriet Bright: the star you are
Harriet Bright is a quirky, nine year old girl with a best friend, Melly Fanshawe. Three different, funny stories tell you why adults don't laugh as much as children, what might happen when you research your family history and what you do, if you enter a talent quest, to win a year's supply of chocolate bars.
ISBN 9780143305064
Series Harriet Bright series (3 books)
Publisher Puffin Australia, 2010
Craig, Claire & Feddersen, Melanie (ill)
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7075
Haunted Halloween: Slappy's return
Slappy's back! The demented dummy and all his creepy pals are back for this sequel to the hit 2015 Goosebumps movie. Scholastic's early reader has all the chills, thrills, and laugh-out-loud horror of the new movie. Illustrated with 48 pages of color photos from the movie! Based on the 2018 Goosebumps film.
ISBN 9781338315707
Series Goosebumps series (99 books)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2018
Topics / Year 5 easy reads /
Howard, Kate
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15081
Heir of mystery
A cross between Dickens and Monty Python, this is the second book in the Unlikely Explots trilogy chronicling the adventures of the McNally family. Fergal McNally's pickled brain has been stolen. The McNally children must stop fiendish Mr Maggs.
ISBN 9780571210947
Series Unlikely exploits series (2 of 3)
Publisher Faber & Faber, 2004
Ardagh, Philip
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14269
Hester the jester
Hester wants to be the next court jester, but it is unheard of for a girl to take on that role. There is also the slight problem of a king who is quite happy to chop off heads if he is displeased. Hester must fulfil her ambition without losing her head.
ISBN 9780143302483
Series Aussie bites (84 books)
Publisher Puffin Australia, 2007
Clark, Margaret & Denton, Terry (ill)
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18714
High wire
A bizarre circus creeps into Nod's Limbs, bringing with it strange and wonderful entertainers. The mischievous twins might join the circus when it leaves town just to avoid the wrath of Heimertz.
ISBN 9781416915003
Series Edgar & Ellen series (5 of 6)
Publisher Aladdin Publishing, 2006
Ogden, Charles
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14133
Hooey Higgins and the big boat race
Hooey and his friends, Twig and Will, think they have built a boat that will win the home-made boat race. If they win, they plan to hold a pirate party for Twig. However, another team of boys also wants to win the race and they are willing to play dirty to take out the prize.
ISBN 9781406322408
Series Hooey Higgins series (3 of 7)
Publisher Walker Books, 2011
Topics / Year 5 easy reads /
Voake, Steve & Dodson, Emma (ill)
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32964
Hooey Higgins and the shark
Welcome to Shrimpton-on-Sea where the folks are a bit unusual and you can meet Hooey, Twig, Will and Dingbat the dog. They are naughty, slightly scruffy boys who'll do anything to make some money. It all starts with the giant chocolate egg, then there's catching the shark in the bed and then Twig dresses up as a sea urchin and gets chased by Basbo, the bully.
ISBN 9781406322347
Series Hooey Higgins series (1 of 7)
Publisher Walker Books, 2012
Topics / Year 5 easy reads /
Voake, Steve & Dodson, Emma (ill)
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586585
Hooey Higgins and the storm
Like flying? Like dogs? Like to see a FLYING DOG? Well, hurry on down to Shrimpton-on-Sea... Shrimpton-on-Sea is being walloped by some serious weather. Basbo is looking for a "lucky charmsy" to keep him safe; Will is inventing Wet and Windy Weather Gear, including Float Coat and Wind-Cutting Wimple ... oh, and there's a flying dog in the skies above the town. So, will Dingbat the Dog survive his aeronautic adventure? Will Basbo survive the tree that falls on his toilet? Will Will's Wet and Windy Weather Gear be ANY HELP AT ALL? Find out in this seventh wet-and-windy adventure about Hooey and friends. Gales of laughter are forecast.
ISBN 9781406343311
Series Hooey Higgins series (7 of 7)
Publisher Walker Books, 2014
Voake, Steve & Dodson, Emma (ill)
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11475
Hooey Higgins and the tremendous trousers
The world is a dangerous place and Hooey, Will and Twig are working on their genius health and safety invention, the all-new super TremTroo. These are super protective trousers to keep them safe from crocodiles, flying toffee-apples and log-flume malfunctions.
ISBN 9781406322361
Series Hooey Higgins series (2 of 7)
Publisher Walker Books, 2010
Topics / Year 5 easy reads /
Voake, Steve & Dodson, Emma (ill)
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Hooey Higgins series
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Series Hooey Higgins series (7 books)
Voake, Steve & Dodson, Emma (ill)
No book cover.
23614
How I alienated my grandma
After discovering a long buried, mysterious device in his back yard, Michael inadvertently causes his Gran to become inhabited by an alien. Michael and his best friend, Elvis set out to remedy the situation, only to discover the future of the Earth is at stake. Elvis is the expert in science fiction and technology, while Michael is quick thinking and can scheme his way out of trouble, as quickly as he gets into it.
ISBN 9781775433064
Publisher Scholastic New Zealand, 2015
Main, Suzanne
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35596
How Lunchbox Jones saved me from robots, traitors and Missy the Cruel
Luke Abbott's school is the losing-est school in the history of losing. And that's just fine for him. He'd rather be at home playing video games and avoiding his older brother Rob and the Greatest Betrayal of All Time. But now he's being forced to join the robotics team, where surely he'll help uphold the school's losing streak. He'll also meet a colorful cast of characters, including: Mikayla, the girl who does everything with her toes; Jacob and Jacob, who aren't twins but might as well be; the sunflower seed-obsessed Stuart; and Missy the Cruel, Luke's innocent-looking bully since they were six-years-old. But it's an unlikely connection with a mysterious boy known only as "Lunchbox Jones" that will change Luke's life. Turns out, Luke and Lunchbox Jones have a lot more in common than just robots.
ISBN 9781681194417
Publisher Bloomsbury, 2015
Brown, Jennifer
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130774
How Obelix fell into the magic potion
Obelix is shy, overweight and bullied. Asterix decides to help him by getting him to drink some of Getafix's magic potion. But, Obelix slips and falls in.
ISBN 9780340651483
Series Asterix series (36 of 41)
Publisher Hodder Children's Books (UK), 1997
Goscinny, Rene & Uderzo, Albert
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2268
How to eat fried worms
The humorous account of a fifty dollar bet for Billy to eat fifteen worms.
ISBN 9780440445456
Publisher Bantam Doubleday Dell Publishing Group Inc, 1996
Rockwell,Thomas
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Huggabie Falls series
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Series Huggabie Falls series (3 books)
Cece, Adam & Weldon, Andrew (ill)
No book cover.
504
I hate sport
Karen hates sport. When her family gives her an ultimatum about playing sport, Karen gives it her best shot but there aren't many sports that value perfect, pink fingernails. Karen must find a sport or miss out.
ISBN 9780143301790
Series Aussie chomps (17 books)
Publisher Penguin, 2004
Storer, Prue
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587820
Ice monster, The
When Elsie, an orphan on the streets of Victorian London, hears about the mysterious Ice Monster - a woolly mammoth found at the North Pole - she's determined to discover more... A chance encounter brings Elsie face to face with the creature, and sparks the adventure of a lifetime - from London to the heart of the Arctic!
ISBN 9780008297244
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, UK, 2018
Walliams, David & Ross, Tony (ill)
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59415
iHarry
Having a father who designs the latest mobile phone technology is awesome, except Harry's mother won't allow him to have his own phone until high school next year. When his dad shows him the latest prototype, Harry cannot resist borrowing it to test. At first, its capabilities are astounding until the phone begins take on a life and personality of its own. Even Bozo, the school bully, cannot compete.
ISBN 9780143305750
Series Aussie chomps (17 books)
Publisher Puffin Australia, 2011
Croasdale, Laurine
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28011
Incorrigible children of Ashton Place, The: The hidden gallery
Thanks to their governess, Miss Penelope Lumley, Alexander, Beowulf and Cassiopeia are much more like children than wolf cubs now. Yet the Incorrigibles still manage to ruin Lady Constance's ball, nearly destroying the grand house. While it is being restored, they take up residence in London where clues about their, and Penelope's mysterious past, are discovered in the most unexpected ways.
ISBN 9780062366948
Series The incorrigible children of Ashton Place series (5 books)
Publisher HarperCollins US, 2011
Wood, Maryrose & Klassen, Jon (ill)
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4512
Incorrigible children of Ashton Place, The: The interrupted tale
When an invitation to speak at her former school, the Swanburne Academy for Poor Bright Females, arrives, Penelope Lumley hopes to show off the three Incorrigible children to Miss Mortimer. But, when Penelope is asked to demonstrate the academic progress of her three wolfish students so the board can judge the true worth of their education, the future of her school and of her job as governess hang in the balance.
ISBN 9780061791239
Series The incorrigible children of Ashton Place series (5 books)
Publisher Hachette Children's Books, 2013
Wood, Maryrose & Klassen, Jon (ill)
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21864
Incorrigible children of Ashton Place, The: The mysterious howling
Conniving Lord Fredrick has discovered three wild children, apparently raised by wolves. They are trophies, whom he names Alexander, Beowulf and Cassiopeia Incorrigible. They howl, chase squirrels and gnaw on shoes. Enter fifteen year old Penelope Lumley, charged with taming them in time for a Christmas party at Ashton Manor. She comes armed with a cherished book of poetry and her favourite fiction series.
ISBN 9780062366931
Series The incorrigible children of Ashton Place series (5 books)
Publisher HarperCollins US, 2010
Wood, Maryrose & Klassen, Jon (ill)
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8007
Incorrigible children of Ashton Place, The: The unmapped sea
Lord Ashton is about to be a father and the wolfish curse on his family must end. Penelope takes the three Incorrigible children to Brighton, where she hopes an old sailor will help to reveal the curse. But, the Babushkinov children, the wildest creatures ever seen, are also at the beach. Penelope and the Incorrigibles wonder if it is more than mere coincidence that these untamed children have also turned up in Brighton.
ISBN 9780062110411
Series The incorrigible children of Ashton Place series (5 books)
Publisher HarperCollins US, 2015
Wood, Maryrose & Klassen, Jon (ill)
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27523
Incorrigible children of Ashton Place, The: The unseen guest
When Lord Fredrick's long-absent mother arrives with the noted explorer Admiral Faucet, gruesome secrets tumble out of the Ashton family tree. And, when the Admiral's prized racing ostrich gets loose in the forest, the hunt is on. But, governess Penelope is worried that, once back in the wild, the children will forget about books and poetry, and go back to their howling, wolfish ways, and not want to return to Ashton Place.
ISBN 9780061791185
Series The incorrigible children of Ashton Place series (5 books)
Publisher HarperCollins US, 2012
Wood, Maryrose & Klassen, Jon (ill)
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1897
Incredible powers of Montague Towers, The
Ageing superhero, the Cape of Justice, asks Montague's help to deal with his pursuers who are using cryptic messages. Over six days, Montague is endowed with a new super power each day - superpower, hypnotic power, invisibility, laser vision, flight and, finally, super speed. When Monty's nose twitches and he sneezes, the next superpower arrives. But, Monty doesn't time his sleuthing well, sometimes with disastrous results, as he searches for the evil Lord Bentwordle, who is trying to commit the crime of the century.
ISBN 9781760153649
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2016
Sunderland, Alan
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751222
Invisible Emmie
Crushes. Humiliation. Drama. Middle school. This is the story of two totally different girls - quiet, shy, artistic Emmie and popular, outgoing, athletic Katie - and how their lives unexpectedly intersect one day, when an embarrassing note falls into the wrong hands ...
ISBN 9780062484932
Series Emmie & friends series (1 of 4)
Publisher Balzer & Bray, 2017
Libenson, Terri
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25952
It goes without saying
A tour through fifty years of the cartoon strips, Peanuts, revealing the philosophy of Charles M Schulz at its silent best. Actions speak louder than words in this feast of visual annecdotes and comments on life. Everyone can identify with, or knows someone just like, Charlie Brown, Lucy, Linus, Schroeder, Snoopy or Woodstock.
ISBN 9781841612720
Publisher Ravette Publishing, 2007
Topics / Year 6 easy reads /
Schulz, Charles M
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22965
Jabber-Walking
Can you walk and talk at the same time? How about Jabberwalk? Can you write and draw and walk and journal all at the same time? If not, you're in luck: exuberant, blue-cheesy cilantro man Juan Felipe Herrera, Poet Laureate of the United States, is here to teach you everything he knows about being a real-life, bonified, Jabberwalking poet! Jabberwalkers write and speak for themselves and others no matter where their feet may take them - to Jabberwalk is to be a poet on the move. And there's no stopping once you're a Jabberwalker, writing fast, fast, fast, scribble-poem-burbles-on-the-run. Scribble what you see! Scribble what you hear! It's all out there - vamonos!
ISBN 9780763692643
Publisher Candlewick Press, 2018
Topics / Poetry /
Herrera, Juan Felipe
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Jedi Academy series
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Series Jedi Academy series (6 books)
Various
No book cover.
8456
Jinxed
When Jinx accidentally smashes her next door neighbour's python tank with a misplaced totem tennis ball and is expected to replace it, she needs to make some cash fast. No slow and steady job for Jinx, but all her get rich quick schemes are going awry.
ISBN 9781921150593
Series Lightning strikes series (19 books)
Publisher Walker Books, 2008
McDougall, Jill
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13645
Joke trap, The
Jesse's dad makes terrible jokes. Ben's dad sings all the wrong lyrics to songs. The embarrassment is ruining their social life. The kids hope to cure their dads with a taste of their own medicine but they're not sure dads will ever stop doing THAT joke.
ISBN 9780733320552
Publisher ABC Books, 2007
Glover, Richard & Gordon, Gus (ill)
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68136
Joke's on Selby, The
Join Selby and Gary Gaggs, Bogusville's craziest comedian, in a gathering of giggles and gut-busting gags. Watch Gary tackle life on a leaky boat with a bad history and chuckle as he gets involved in a film romance with a difference. Selby must discover who the phantom gagsteris who keeps stealing all of Gary's punchlines.
ISBN 9780732288624
Series Selby series (22 books)
Publisher HarperCollins Australia, 2008
Ball, Duncan
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579230
Juliet nearly a vet: Collection 1
Juliet is 10, and she's nearly a Vet. She and her best friend Chelsea just LOVE animals. Juliet has a dog and two guinea pigs already, but if she's going to be the World's Best Vet, she needs a lot more animals to learn from. Juliet and Chelsea get involved in a series of exciting adventures where they, among other things, organise a pet sleepover, take part in a pony show, help baby farm animals to be born, and care for injured wildlife after bushfires. does it all go smoothly? Come on in and find out!
ISBN 9780143786917
Publisher Penguin, 2013
Johnson, Rebecca
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Julius Zebra series
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Series Julius Zebra series (3 books)
Various
No book cover.
2788
Julius Zebra: Bundle with the Britons
From a smelly watering hole, deep in the heart of the Serengeti, to the ferocious clamour of the Colosseum, join Julius Zebra and his motley menagerie of friends as they gear up to be gladiators. Only if they win the love of the Roman crowds will they win back their freedom.
ISBN 9781406365870
Series Julius Zebra series (2 of 3)
Publisher HarperCollins Australia, 2016
Northfield, Gary
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5094
Julius Zebra: Entangled with the Egyptians
When Julius Zebra finds himself shipwrecked on the shores of Egypt with his trusty companions, little did he know he would soon finds himself mistaken for an Egyptian horse God, Heter. While he enjoys all the perks, there is a downside. What happens when the Egyptian people realise he is not really Heter but a Zebra? Follow the adventures of Julius, Brutus and their friends to see if they escape.
ISBN 9781406371802
Series Julius Zebra series (3 of 3)
Publisher Walker Books, 2018
Northfield, Gary
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10258
Julius Zebra: Rumble with the Romans
Meet Julius Zebra. We all know zebras are handsome, eat lots of grass and are always getting eaten by lions. Let's face it, they can be a bit boring and stupid, too. But, a tussle with a grumpy gladiator can change a zebra. So, cheer on our stripey hero, Julius, as he scraps for survival in history's deadliest theatre, the Colosseum. Just don't call him a horse or Debra.
ISBN 9781406354928
Series Julius Zebra series (1 of 3)
Publisher Walker Books, 2015
Northfield, Gary
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2447
Just annoying!
Nine short stories which provide an insane mixture of ways to be annoying and of things that are annoying.
ISBN 9780330360784
Series Just series (2 of 8)
Publisher Pan MacMillan, 1998
Griffiths, Andy & Denton, Terry (ill)
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2274
Just another day
In another disastrous day at Average Primary School, fifth class horrors, Harry Harvard and Jesse Harrison, have ended up on detention. Things start looking up when Harry and Jesse notice a space ship perched in the top of the tallest tree in Average Park. The aliens on board are able to be just as much trouble as our two heroes.
ISBN 9781420276886
Series Get real series (4 of 10)
Publisher Macmillan Education Australia Pty Ltd, 2009
Kettle, Phil & Webb, Melissa (ill)
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2453
Just crazy!
Is this the right book for you? Take the CRAZY TEST and find out: Do you bounce so high on your bed that you hit your head on the ceiling? Do you ever look in the mirror and see a crazy maniac staring back at you? Do you like to read stories about kittens, puppies and ponies getting mashed and pulverised? Do you sometimes get the urge to take your clothes off and cover yourself in mud? Do you often waste your time taking crazy tests like this one? SCORE: One point for each 'yes' answer. 3-5 Congratulations. You are completely crazy. You will love this book. 1-2 Congratulations. You are not far off completely crazy. You will love this book. 0 Congratulations. You are 100 per cent sane, normal and well adjusted. You must be crazy! You will love this book.
ISBN 9780330362153
Series Just series (4 of 8)
Publisher Pan MacMillan, 2000
Griffiths, Andy & Denton, Terry (ill)
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2454
Just disgusting!
Includes a terrible agonising death by flesh-eating zombies, a battle with brussel sprouts (the sprouts win) and the disgusting fact that cockroaches can live for nine days without their heads (they only die because they starve to death). Is this the right book for you? Take the DISGUSTING TEST and find out. Do you do any or all of the following: pick your nose, talk in burps or wee in swimming pools? Do you ever wear the same undies two (or more) days in a row? Do you wish you knew the most disgusting thing in the world? Do you think brussel sprouts are a delicious mouth-watering treat? Do you like stories about dead flies, giant slugs and mysterious brown blobs? SCORE: One point for each 'yes' answer. 3-5 You are completely and utterly disgusting. You will love this book. 1-2 You are fairly disgusting. You will love this book. 0 You are a disgusting liar. You will love this book.
ISBN 9780330363686
Series Just series (5 of 8)
Publisher MacMillan, 2002
Griffiths, Andy & Denton, Terry (ill)
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Just doomed!
Just Doomed!, the next fabulous JUST title from the creative genius of Andy Griffiths and Terry Denton, is destined to be one of the greatest JUST titles yet. With nine superb stories of mischief and crazy happenings, readers will be hooked instantly. But is this the right book for you? Take the DOOMED TEST and find out. Answer YES or NO to the following: Have you ever broken a mirror, walked under a ladder or opened an umbrella inside? Do you often find yourself feeling that everything is about to go horribly, terribly and utterly wrong? Have you ever lost or destroyed a valuable item that didn't belong to you? Have you just accidentally enraged a very large and bad-tempered bully? Are you 120 years old or over? SCORE: One point for each 'yes' answer 3-5 You are definitely DOOMED! You will love this book. 1-2 You are fairly DOOMED! You will love this book. 0 You are DOOMED, you just don't realise it. You will love this book.
ISBN 9781742610924
Series Just series (8 of 8)
Publisher MacMillan, 2012
Griffiths, Andy & Denton, Terry (ill)
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46367
Just Macbeth
When Andy, Danny and Lisa are transported, with the help of a little Wizz Fizz, to eleventh century Scotland, they realise it's more than just time travel. Everyone thinks they are characters from the Shakespeare play, Macbeth, and Andy discovers he is married to the most beautiful girl in the world. But, trouble arises when Andy kills his wife, his best friend and many kittens, puppies and ponies.
ISBN 9780330425346
Series Just series (7 of 8)
Publisher Pan MacMillan, 2009
Griffiths, Andy & Denton, Terry (ill)
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Just series
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Series Just series (8 books)
Griffiths, Andy & Denton, Terry (ill)
No book cover.
2457
Just shocking!
Is this the right book for you? Take the SHOCKING TEST and find out. Do you wish you could drive around in a monster truck crushing everybody and everything that gets in your way? Do you love watching videos of people having painful accidents? Do you do any -- or all -- of the following: touch electric fences, play with loaded mousetraps or put buttons up your nose? Do you think stories about exploding pink butterflies are funny? Do you ever laugh so hard that you feel like you're going to throw up all over yourself... and then you actually do? SCORE: One point for each yes answer. 3-5: You are a shocking, shocking person! You will love this book. 1-2: You are quite shocking! You will love this book. 0: What a shocking score! You will love this book.
ISBN 9780330423533
Series Just series (6 of 8)
Publisher Pan MacMillan, 2007
Griffiths, Andy & Denton, Terry (ill)
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2462
Just stupid!
Is this the right book for you? Take the STUPID TEST and find out. Do you worry about getting sucked into the top of escalators? Do you push doors marked PULL and pull doors marked PUSH? Do you believe a bogeyman hides under the bed? Do you automatically turn around when somebody calls 'Hey, Stupid!'? Do you think that being able to stuff your mouth full of marshmallows is a sign of superior intelligence? SCORE: One point for each 'yes' answer. 3-5 You are extremely stupid. You will love this book. 1-2 You are fairly stupid. You will love this book. 0 You think you're really smart but deep down you're as stupid as the rest of us. You will love this book.
ISBN 9780330361484
Series Just series (3 of 8)
Publisher MacMillan, 1999
Griffiths, Andy & Denton, Terry (ill)
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2459
Just tricking!
Is this the right book for you? Take the TRICKING TEST and find out. Do you ever pretend that you are dead to get out of going to school? Do you like to ring up people you know and pretend to be someone else? Do you leave banana skins in the middle of busy footpaths? Do you own any of the following items: fake dog poo, rubber vomit, gorilla suit? Do you wish that every day could be April Fools' Day? SCORE: One point for each 'yes' answer. 3-5 You are a practical joking genius. You will love this book. 1-2 You are a good practical joker. You will love this book. 0 You are not a practical joker. You are what practical jokers call a 'victim'. You will love this book.
ISBN 9780330361415
Series Just series (1 of 8)
Publisher Pan MacMillan, 1999
Griffiths, Andy & Denton, Terry (ill)
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Kid normal
Eleven year old Murph's mum has been unable to find permanent work, so the family has had to move many times, not only homes but towns and schools and Murph has just about given up on staying put in one place long enough to make and retain friends. When all the schools in this latest town are full Murph and his mum have an even bigger problem until by pure chance they stumble upon a school hidden behind many corners and backstreets. Murph is accepted and there begins an education like nothing Murph has experienced before. It appears that somehow Murphy has landed in a school aimed at finding and training super heroes, with each of the students having some sort of magical capability, although some appear to have little use such as a boy who can make his head swell like a balloon or a girl who can make thunderstorms. Can these skills, along with Murph who has none, really save the day?
ISBN 9781408884539
Series Kid normal series (3 books)
Publisher Bloomsbury, 2017
James, Greg & Smith, Chris & Salcedo, Erica (ill)
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29838
Kid normal and the rogue heroes
Is it possible to be a superhero but possess no superpowers? Eleven year old Murph Cooper is secretly Kid Normal and together with his team of crime-fighting Super Zeroes, he must brave the world's most notorious supervillain, Magpie. Locked away in a secret maximum security prison, Magpie is plotting to steal the capabilities of the world's most famous superheroes and Kid Normal is central to his plan. Can Murph work out Magpie's fiendish plot and save the day again?
ISBN 9781408884553
Series Kid normal series (3 books)
Publisher Bloomsbury, 2018
James, Greg & Smith, Chris & Salcedo, Erica (ill)
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Kid normal and the shadow machine
YOU DON'T NEED SUPERPOWERS TO BE A HERO ... Or do you? Despite having no powers, Murph Cooper is part of the best team in the Heroes' Alliance. So when supervillain Magpie declares all-out war, Kid Normal and the Super Zeroes lead the charge. But Magpie believes that a powerless hero is no hero at all. And he's building a dastardly device to prove it. When Kid Normal enters the Shadow Machine, THE WORLD WILL NEVER BE THE SAME ...
ISBN 9781408898901
Series Kid normal series (3 books)
Publisher Bloomsbury, 2019
James, Greg & Smith, Chris & Salcedo, Erica (ill)
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Series Kid normal series (3 books)
James, Greg & Smith, Chris & Salcedo, Erica (ill)
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3708
Last day
School has almost finished for another year and Harry Harvard and Jesse Harrison are looking forward to the summer holidays. But, first they're going to make sure that the last day of school is an unforgettable one.
ISBN 9781420278279
Series Get real series (10 of 10)
Publisher Macmillan Education Australia Pty Ltd, 2009
Kettle, Phil & Webb, Melissa (ill)
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569590
Laugh your head off 4 ever
Join the hilarious Andy Griffiths, hysterical Felice Arena, joyous Yvette Poshoglian, jovial Marcus Emerson, slapstick Matt Stanton, side-splitting Katrina Nannestad, riotous James Roy, raucous Lisa Shanahan and uproarious Penny Tangey as they thrill and delight with nine outrageously funny stories.
ISBN 9781760559854
Series Laugh your head off series (4 of 4)
Publisher Pan MacMillan, 2018
Various & Innocent, Andrea (ill)
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18156
Laugh your head off again
Nine short and funny stories by some of Australia's award-winning writers of humour. Read about a mischief-making monkey, the perfect pie, a trouble-attracting Great Dane, an unlikely corn chip, a displaced King and lots of other funny things.
ISBN 9781743549872
Series Laugh your head off series (2 of 4)
Publisher Pan MacMillan, 2016
Various
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Laugh your head off and again and again
9 authors, 9 stories, to make you laugh your head off again and again! A scary shower + three twisty little pigs + a choose your own adventure + a Halloween chicken + a demonic clown + an unexpected gift + terrible twins + a famous dancing dog + a running race like no other = one hilarious book.
ISBN 9781760553197
Series Laugh your head off series (3 of 4)
Publisher Pan MacMillan, 2017
Various & Innocent, Andrea (ill)
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Laugh your head off series
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Series Laugh your head off series (4 books)
Various
No book cover.
4873
Laugh your head off: Funny stories for all kinds of kids
Nine short and funny stories by some of Australia's award-winning writers of humour. Some stories have a funny twist at the end, others are based around hilarious situations. But, all are very amusing and very enjoyable.
ISBN 9781743537879
Series Laugh your head off series (1 of 4)
Publisher Pan MacMillan, 2015
Various & Innocent, Andrea (ill)
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15425
Liar: the true story of David Mortimore Baxter
David's exaggerations become lies that result in some complicated situations with his teacher and classmates. He almost learns his lesson.
ISBN 9781921167737
Publisher Black Dog Books, 2007
Tayleur, Karen
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5461
Little lunch: Triple the games
This is what happened during Little Lunch: Tamara tried to find a new walking buddy for the school walkathon, Rory decided he was going to be Prime Minster of the whole country and the girls got into a big noisy argument and wound up locked inside the toilets. A lot can happen in fifteen minutes!
ISBN 9781760650278
Publisher Walker Books, 2018
Katz, Danny & Vane, Mitch (ill)
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2659
Loaded dog, The
Gold miners Andy, Dave and Jim are sinking a shaft at Stoney Creek. After a hard day's fishing, Andy and Dave decide that it would be easier to blow the fish out of the water...but their young dog becomes curious about their experiment, with explosive results!
ISBN 9781921378508
Lawson, Henry & DePierre, Daniel (ill)
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5795
Long class goodnight, The
Justin Monaghetti is destined to be a loser. His new school is terrifying. His only friend wants to run away forever and he's just been given detention for something he didn't do. Justin isn't going to accept his fate without a fight. to survive his first day of high school, he'll need a few tricks, a bit of luck and an ingenious plan to mess with the rules.
ISBN 9781760409531
Publisher Bonnier Publishing Australia, 2018
J, Sammy
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17531
Louis beside himself
When a burglar jumps through the kitchen window one night, Louis knows he should get him in a wrestling-hold while he has the advantage, but his heart is hammering and his legs feel like wobbly air. Louis Beside Himself is a hilarious and companionable story about losing your words, finding your courage and arm-wrestling your way out of big trouble.
ISBN 9781742379944
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2012
Fienberg, Anna
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13144
Love that dog
Narrative poem about an endearingly unassuming, straight-talking boy who discovers the powers and pleasures of the poems studied at school with his teacher, Ms Stretchberry. He creates a poem about his new dog and writes to one of the poets.
ISBN 9780747556169
Publisher Bloomsbury, 2001
Creech, Sharon
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29475
Lucy the good
Lucy van Loon knows she's a good girl. She wonders why she's always sitting on the Time Out chair. After all, she had a good reason for tipping Jacinta's pencils all over the floor and for shrieking when her grumpy aunt called her a greedy liar. Her aunt has brought something from Holland that Lucy wishes she'd never seen. Now, she has to figure out how to avoid it, and fast. It's time to prove she really is Lucy the Good.
ISBN 9781741662955
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2008
Musgrove, Marianne & Orsini, Cheryl (ill)
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32726
Lucy the lie detector
Lucy is off on her adventures again, with friends, enemies and lots of accidents and Funniest Home Video moments.
ISBN 9781741664553
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2010
Musgrove, Marianne & Orsini, Cheryl (ill)
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53216
Macbeth, you idiot
Andy Macbeth doesn't mean to be a terrible person but his three spooky aunts have predicted great things for him on the school soccer team. So, when the gorgeous Fifi L'Amour starts to take an interest in him and suggests an easy way to ridicule the coach and take his place, it just might all be too hard to resist.
ISBN 9780143304289
Publisher Puffin Australia, 2009
Henderson, Don
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62533
Make 'em laugh
Take a look at jokes and comedians, and what makes people laugh.
ISBN 9781865048925
Series X-zone series (48 books)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2005
Topics / Year 6 easy reads /
Bancks, Tristan
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10455
Mascot madness
The school athletic coach may be an ex-Olympian and have cutting edge training techniques but he seems to be on the other side. Mr Brainfright's methods may be unorthodox but can they prove to be effective enough to help Henry and his friends finally win the cup for their school. Then again, they just might be hopeless and, unfortunately, too much time in the banana costume seems to be playing with Mr Brainfright's head.
ISBN 9780330424868
Series Schooling around series (3 of 4)
Publisher Pan MacMillan, 2009
Griffiths, Andy
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8255
Master, The
Rick lives on a farm with his mum and his grandfather. They're a normal family except for one thing. Rick and his Grandpa are engaged in a constant battle of practical jokes, trying to outdo each other and claim the title of The Master. Grandpa thinks that his grandson has much to learn from him but Rick thinks otherwise and devises what he thinks is an unbeatable prank.
ISBN 9781921150852
Series Lightning strikes series (19 books)
Publisher Walker Books, 2009
Havel, Geoff
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587762
Merchant of Venice, The: a Shakespeare story
This charming series gives young readers the chance to discover the magic of Shakespeare for themselves. In Venice, the merchant Antonio borrows money so his friend can woo a beautiful lady. He agrees that if he doesn't repay Shylock the moneylender, Shylock can take a pound of his flesh. When Antonio's ships sink and he loses his fortune, Shylock insists on the gruesome payment... With Notes on Shakespeare and the Globe Theatre and Love, Hate and Mercy in The Merchant of Venice.
ISBN 9781408305041
Series Shakespeare stories series (13 of 12)
Publisher Hachette Children's Books, 2015
Matthews, Andrew & Ross, Tony (ill)
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Midnight gang, The
Tom is hit on the head by a cricket ball at boarding school and is promptly sent to hospital to recover from his injury. While there, he becomes involved with the adventures of The Midnight Gang, a gang of patients from the children's ward, who are under the strict control of the hospital's evil, children hating Matron and scarily deformed porter. Will the Midnight Gang accept Tom into the group and can they outsmart the wicked Matron and make all the gang's wildest dreams come true?
ISBN 9780008188573
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, UK, 2016
Walliams, David & Ross, Tony (ill)
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112818
Midsummer night's dream, A: A Shakespeare story
The course of true love never did run smooth... A magical retelling of the classic love story of Hermia, Helen, Demetrius and Lysander - and of the impish fairy Puck, who meddles in their tangled web of love with hilarious consequences. This series gives young readers the chance to discover Shakespeare for themselves. Also included are useful notes on the themes within the stories and a background to the Globe Theatre.
ISBN 9781841213323
Series Shakespeare stories series (1 of 12)
Publisher Orchard Books, 2003
Matthews, Andrew & Ross, Tony (ill)
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15356
Millions
When a bag full of money drops out of the sky, Damien and Anthony find they are very, very rich. Suddenly, the brothers can buy anything they want except for the one thing they really need. Winner of 2005 Carnegie Medal.
ISBN 9780330433310
Publisher MacMillan, 2004
Boyce, Frank Cottrell
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6492
Money bags
Everyone knows that Brain Davis is the smartest kid at school but he certainly isn't the luckiest. When an attack of the hiccups leaves him speechless during his appearance on Quizzical, Brain must let his best mate, Ted, take the spotlight on the richest game. But, even Brain's expert coaching cannot inspire confidence in Ted and it seems as though the evil plans of Prescott Heath may succeed again.
ISBN 9781741788594
Series Quizzical series (2 of 3)
Publisher The Five Mile Press Pty Ltd, 2009
Davidson, Leanne
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Monkey and me
Beanie, nicknamed due to hair loss during leukaemia treatment, is a normal, intelligent almost ten year old, getting up to mischief with the best of them. When Beanie, with his older brother's gang, explores the derelict Black Gate, an overhead thumping spooks them. Beanie discovers the cause - a chimpanzee. With the gang's help, in particular their new deaf, signing female member, he attempts to hide Malcolm with hilarious consequences.
ISBN 9780143308232
Publisher Penguin, 2014
Gilman, David
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8118
Monkey come home
When Avery finds Earl, the monkey, he hides him in his room. His parents are surprised at how much fruit Avery is eating and his mother thinks he needs deodorant. Avery must help Eric before he is discovered by the wrong people.
ISBN 9780733320996
Publisher ABC Books, 2007
Topics / Year 5 easy reads /
Gallate, Bernard
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7067
Monster survival guide
Let Zach, Hannah, and R. L. Stine introduce you to the monsters from the Goosebumps movie! This survival guide will give kids everything they need to know to fight the dummies, ghosts, and ghoulies if they ever come to their hometown. The book includes the monsters' backstory, likes/dislikes, weaknesses, fears, and much more. It's everything kids need to fight a monster invasion. Based on the 2015 Goosebumps film.
ISBN 9780545821261
Series Goosebumps series (99 books)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2015
Topics / Year 5 easy reads /
Lurie, Susan
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3323
Mort
By a quirk of DNA and luck, Mortimer De Vere and his family live for millennia. It has its advantages, even when you've lived for ten thousand years longer than the average ten year old. When unwelcome visitors arrive, Mort and his sister have to deal with some of the stranger hobbies they've tried to keep secret from one another and the outside world. Today, might be one of the most eventful in Mort's very long life.
ISBN 9781742753157
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2012
Chatterton, Martin
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855
Mortal combat: time's running out
Mort, a mere 10 000 year old boy is on a time-travel adventure and causing chaos as he hurtles through history in his Retro, from World War II to the time of dinosaurs, Vikings and Spanish galleons, having ignored the warnings of his cloned friend Oppy about the possibility of causing a catastrophic rift in time.
ISBN 9781742753164
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2012
Chatterton, Martin
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35796
Mortified
Mortimer DeVere and his sister Agnetha are 10 000 years old and desperate to avoid school. They use a time traveling machine to flee from the strict teacher who would enslave them. As they travel through time and other lands they meet historical figures who are all eccentric. How are they going to navigate between crocodiles, zombies, weird authors and Queen Victoria.
ISBN 9781742758886
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2013
Chatterton, Martin
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3078
Mr Bambuckle's remarkables
When a new teacher arrives for the class in room 12B, the students are in for a surprise. Mr. Bambuckle is riding a unicycle and cooking his breakfast and already knows each student's name and background. He is just the teacher these students have always wanted, learning is fun and they do not even know they are doing it. Unfortunately, the principal is not so pleased and is doing all he can to replace Mr Bambuckle.
ISBN 9780143785859
Series Mr Bambuckle's remarkables series (1 of 5)
Publisher Penguin Random House Australia, 2017
Harris, Tim & Hart, James (ill)
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605781
Mr Bambuckle's remarkables fight back
I wish Mr Bambuckle would come back. Who will cook us breakfast now? Miss Frost gave me detention just for answering a question. Mr Bambuckle said I'm about to discover magic - but how? There are some pretty strange things going on. It's almost as if Mr Bambuckle could hear us...Miss Frost says discipline is the new order, but not if the class in room 12B has anything to do with it...
ISBN 9780143785873
Series Mr Bambuckle's remarkables series (2 of 5)
Publisher Penguin Random House Australia, 2018
Harris, Tim & Hart, James (ill)
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578055
Mr Bambuckle's remarkables go wild
Meet your new assistant principal- Miss Frost! Uh-oh, that's not good. At least we're away on camp. Mr Bambuckle lets us eat marshmallows before dinner! Is that a spark-maker beetle? Shh! What was that noise? The class in room 12B are having fun in the wilderness. Until Miss Frost crashes camp...
ISBN 9780143789024
Series Mr Bambuckle's remarkables series (3 of 5)
Publisher Penguin Random House Australia, 2018
Harris, Tim & Hart, James (ill)
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846268
Mr Bambuckle's remarkables join forces
Principal Sternblast is up to his old tricks. But what is he plotting this time? We need to find out before it's too late. Can the new students help? Was that a croak I heard from behind the canteen? Yes, but what does that have to do with anything...? Mr Bambuckle and the class in room 12B welcome four new students following the closure of the local grammar school. Will they all join forces in time to save Blue Valley School?
ISBN 9781761044557
Series Mr Bambuckle's remarkables series (5 of 5)
Publisher Penguin Random House Australia, 2022
Harris, Tim & Hart, James (ill)
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611920
Mr Bambuckle's remarkables on the lookout
Australia's favourite teacher is back- but has Mr Bambuckle met his greatest challenge yet Vex is gone! We have to find him. But how? He could be anywhere. We'll have to track him down. That's impossible. Not if we work together! Mr Bambuckle and the class in room 12B are in trouble. Can they find Vex before it's too late?
ISBN 9780143793144
Series Mr Bambuckle's remarkables series (4 of 5)
Publisher Penguin Random House Australia, 2019
Harris, Tim & Hart, James (ill)
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Mr Bambuckle's remarkables series
Any three 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 Bambuckle's remarkables series (5 books)
Harris, Tim & Hart, James (ill)
No book cover.
8159
Mr Bean's definitive and extremely marvellous guide to France
Mr Bean gives advice on preparing for an overseas trip in the format of a scrapbook recording his trip to France. He provides advice on how to enjoy French food and art and even suggestions on how to mix important things together.
ISBN 9780747589570
Publisher Bloomsbury, 2007
Topics / Year 6 easy reads /
Driscol, Robin & Hease, Tony
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14044
Mr Gum and the biscuit billionaire
Mr Gum is back in another weird and wacky book, and he's as nasty as ever. In fact, he's absolutely grimsters. You'll also meet a gingerbread man named Alan Taylor who has electric muscles; the little girl called Polly; the evil butcher called Billy William The Third; the very wise man, Friday O'Leary; Jake the dog and the angry fairy that lives in Mr Gum's bathtub.
ISBN 9781405228152
Series Mr Gum series (2 of 8)
Publisher Egmont Childrens, 2007
Stanton, Andy & Tazzyman, David (ill)
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86352
Mr Gum and the cherry tree
Follow Polly and Friday on another crazy adventure on the streets of Lamonic Bibber. And watch out for that dastardly villain, Mr Gum, not to mention his sidekick, Billy William. It's barking bonkers.
ISBN 9781405252188
Series Mr Gum series (7 of 8)
Publisher Egmont Childrens, 2010
Stanton, Andy & Tazzyman, David (ill)
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5225
Mr Gum and the dancing bear
Mr Gum is a very nasty man. He is mean, cruel, smelly and ruthless and has a dastardly plan to make money out of Padlock the bear. Padlock is as tall as 40 hamsters and weighs as much as 19,000 grapes. He is also sad and ill because he is homesick for the Kingdom of the Beasts. His little friend, Polly, decides she must get Padlock home before he dies of a broken heart.
ISBN 9781405241793
Series Mr Gum series (5 of 8)
Publisher Egmont Childrens, 2008
Stanton, Andy & Tazzyman, David (ill)
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22892
Mr Gum and the goblins
Mr Gum and the hideous Billy William the Third are once more mucking things up for everyone. They're a-schemin' and a-hatchin' an' making their bad plans up on Goblin Mountain. The wise old man, Friday O'Leary, and the small girl, Polly, must make it past the Three Impossible Challenges of Goblin Mountain and save the town from a fate worse than something very bad indeed.
ISBN 9781405228169
Series Mr Gum series (3 of 8)
Publisher Egmont Childrens, 2007
Stanton, Andy & Tazzyman, David (ill)
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42973
Mr Gum and the power crystals
There's an ancient curse on the town of Lamonic Bibber and, you guessed it, that old roo-de-lally Mr Gum and his trusty sidekick, Billy William the Third, have something to do with it. But, our favourite heroes, Polly and Friday, and the gingerbread biscuit, Alan Taylor, who's only 15.24 cm tall, are determined to save the town. There are also talking dogs, silly songs, Old Granny and the best chase scene ever.
ISBN 9781405228176
Series Mr Gum series (4 of 8)
Publisher Egmont Childrens, 2008
Stanton, Andy & Tazzyman, David (ill)
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45519
Mr Gum and the secret hideout
Follow Polly and Friday on another crazy adventure on the streets of Lamonic Bibber. And watch out for that dastardly villain, Mr Gum, not to mention his sidekick, Billy William, up to more fiendish activities. There appears to be be eight ladies all called Pamela and Friday O'Leary may have to wrestle a man-eating Octopus.
ISBN 9781405253277
Series Mr Gum series (8 of 8)
Publisher Egmont Childrens, 2011
Stanton, Andy & Tazzyman, David (ill)
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Mr Gum series
Any three titles read from this series can be included as official Challenge books; up to five more titles can be included as your personal choice books. To see the individual book titles and their PRC ID numbers, go to the Series lists on the Booklists page, on the website. Or, you can search for a series name or the individual titles by using the Search function on the top left hand corner of the screen.
Series Mr Gum series (8 books)
Various
No book cover.
35877
Mr Stink
Chloe is a lonely girl who has a difficult family life and a hard time at school. She meets the local tramp Mr Stink and befriends him. He is the one of the few people who have ever been nice to her. So when it gets cold and Mr Stink needs a warm place to stay, Chloe invites him to live in the garden shed unbeknownst to her parents. Chloe soon discovers that secrets are not so easily kept and have a way of leading to disaster!
ISBN 9780007279067
Publisher HarperCollins Australia, 2010
Walliams, David & Blake, QUentin (ill)
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112005
Much ado about nothing: a Shakespeare story
The hilarious tale of two couples, one in love and one in hatred. This series gives young readers the chance to discover Shakespeare for themselves. Also included are useful notes on the themes within the stories and a background to the Globe Theatre.
ISBN 9781846161834
Series Shakespeare stories series (9 of 12)
Publisher Orchard Books, 2007
Matthews, Andrew & Ross, Tony (ill)
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23911
My brilliant body with the gross bits left in
This book tells you everything you need to know about your body from head to toe plus things you probably don't want to know. Find out about the inner workings of the human body in a very funny way.
ISBN 9781905158911
Publisher Buster Books, 2008
Topics / Year 6 easy reads /
MacDonald, Guy
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7555
My life & other exploding chickens
I'm Tom Weekly. My life is an exploding chicken and the book in your hands is my attempt to glue it back together again.
ISBN 9780857985316
Series My life Tom Weekly series (4 of 5)
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2016
Bancks, Tristan & Gordon, Gus (ill)
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6810
My life & other stuff I made up
I'm Tom Weekly. This book is full of my stories, jokes, cartoon characters, ideas for theme park rides and other stuff I've made up. It's where I pour out whatever's inside my head. It gets a bit weird sometimes but that's how I roll.
ISBN 9780857983190
Series My life Tom Weekly series (1 of 5)
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2014
Bancks, Tristan & Gordon, Gus (ill)
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3004
My life and other massive mistakes
Tom Weekly has helped his pop escape from a nursing home. This is the third collection of stories about Tom Weekly and his funny, weird and, sometimes, gross life story.
ISBN 9780857985293
Series My life Tom Weekly series (3 of 5)
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2015
Bancks, Tristan & Gordon, Gus (ill)
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19519
My life and other stuff that went wrong
I'm Tom Weekly. This book is full of my stories, jokes, cartoon characters, ideas for theme park rides and other stuff I've made up. It's where I pour out whatever's inside my head. It gets a bit weird sometimes but that's how I roll.
ISBN 9780857980373
Series My life Tom Weekly series (2 of 5)
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2014
Bancks, Tristan & Gordon, Gus (ill)
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4084
My life and other weaponised muffins
Tom Weekly's life just gets weirder and weirder - this is one runaway car ride you won't want to miss.
ISBN 9780143781066
Series My life Tom Weekly series (5 of 5)
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2017
Bancks, Tristan & Gordon, Gus (ill)
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My life Tom Weekly series
Any three 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 My life Tom Weekly series (5 books)
Various
No book cover.
18516
My scary fairy godmother
Isabella goes to live with her scary but glamorous cousin, Maxine. Maxine takes one look at mousy, little Isabella and decides the one thing she needs is a complete makeover.
ISBN 9781843626831
Publisher Orchard Books, 2005
Impey, Rose
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14068
My sister has a big black beard & other quirky verses
Sisters with beards, exploding bullies, a nightmare driving test, a girl whisked away by aliens and poor old Uncle Norm who got sucked up in a lightning storm. A collection of quirky, delicious and outrageously funny poems.
ISBN 9780207200892
Publisher Angus & Robertson (HarperCollins), 2009
Ball, Duncan & Millard, Kerry (ill)
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15354
Naked bunyip dancing
Funny and, sometimes, poignant verse novel about the kids in class 6C. They get a new male teacher, a pony-tailed hippy, who helps them put on an end of year concert.
ISBN 9781741146554
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2005
Herrick, Steven
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121283
Nanny Piggins and the accidental blast-off
Derrick, Samantha and Michael should be in school. Instead they find themselves in NASA's space shuttle, which Nanny Piggins manages to accidentally launch, blasting them all into outer space. This time she has gone too far! In this thrilling fourth instalment of her adventures, Nanny Piggins wrestles with a crocodile, bungy jumps off the roof using the elastic from Mr Green's underpants, staples chicken wire over their chimney to keep out Santa, captures an apricot danish-loving jewel thief and rescues her brother, Boris, from an onslaught of professional wrestlers.
ISBN 9781742753683
Series Nanny Piggins series (4 of 9)
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2012
Spratt, R A
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40859
Nanny Piggins and the daring rescue
Never fear, Nanny Piggins is here! When Mr Green rings from a tropical island, begging to be rescued, Nanny Piggins' first instinct is to say no. However, a principle is at stake. No-one kidnaps her employer - at least not without written permission from her. So Nanny Piggins sets out to save the hapless tax lawyer, and to do so she must first dabble in a spot of bungy jumping, deceive immigration officials wearing a fake moustache and seduce the President with her most powerful weapon - the dance of the seven cakes.
ISBN 9781742754970
Series Nanny Piggins series (7 of 9)
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2012
Spratt, R A
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35921
Nanny Piggins and the pursuit of justice
Nanny Piggins gets in trouble with the law after some illicit tight rope walking, and is sentenced to 5000 hours community service. But she isn't the type of pig to take her punishment lying down, not when there are old people to rescue, pirates to impersonate and a great big bus to borrow.
ISBN 9781864718164
Series Nanny Piggins series (6 of 9)
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2012
Sprat, R A
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Nanny Piggins and the race to power
In this riveting eighth instalment of Nanny Piggins' adventures, she sets out to thwart Mr Green's political ambitions by running for mayor herself. Her mission - to proudly fight for Liberty, Equality and Cake! Is democracy safe? Probably not. Will Nanny Piggins give everyone in the electorate diabetes from too much cake? Most likely. And along the way tremendous adventure abounds. Taking part in a diabolical fun run, being trapped in a sabotaged lift, faking seismic activity, safeguarding the local vacant lot and beating the world pole vault record is just the beginning.
ISBN 9781742754994
Series Nanny Piggins series (8 of 9)
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2013
Spratt, R A
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11710
Nanny Piggins and the rival ringmaster
In book five of her enthralling adventures, Nanny Piggins discovers some startling truths about the ruthless Ringmaster, provides counselling to a Molavadinian princess with pre-wedding jitters, inadvertently wins a Nobel Prize while impersonating her sister and catches up with her favourite 4-tonne friend, Esmeralda the forgetful elephant.
ISBN 9781742753782
Series Nanny Piggins series (5 of 9)
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2012
Spratt, R A
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851
Nanny Piggins and the runaway lion
With a runaway lion loose in the neighbourhood, Derrick, Samantha and Michael feel scared. Nanny Piggins feels like a slice of cake. And Boris feels like that lion looks strangely familiar. In this third action-packed book of adventures, Nanny Piggins tames a lion and a lion tamer. She revolutionises the sport of ski jumping, introduces hot-pink leotards to the local Neighbourhood Watch, demonstrates trapeze skills on a moving bus, plays badminton with a wok and teaches Shakespeare a thing or two about how to write a play. All while thwarting Mr Green's attempt to send her favourite children to Nicaragua (she does find it wearisome having to put him in his place constantly). And yet, somehow, she still finds time to bake lots and lots of cake.
ISBN 9781864719710
Series Nanny Piggins series (3 of 9)
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2010
Spratt, R A
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Nanny Piggins and the wicked plan
When Mr Green announces his diabolical plan - he has decided to get married - his children (Derrick, Samantha and Michael) are horrified. Especially when they discover his real motive - he wants to get married so he can sack their beloved nanny, Nanny Piggins. Obviously their father has to be stopped, and Nanny Piggins is just the pig to do it. Because you should never ever cross a flying pig. And so, in the process of ruining Mr Green's matrimonial prospects, Nanny Piggins and the children have many exciting adventures - including being blasted across Dead Man's Gorge with an armadillo, breaking into a maximum-security prison in search of Chinese food and fighting a Gypsy Queen over a pit of fire.
ISBN 9781741663174
Series Nanny Piggins series (2 of 9)
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2009
Spratt, R A
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Nanny Piggins series
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Series Nanny Piggins series (9 books)
Various
No book cover.
25061
Nanny Piggins' guide to conquering Christmas
Watch out Santa, Nanny Piggins is coming to town this Christmas! This is not a survival guide to Christmas. This is a guide to conquering the Yuletide season! That's right, it is time to take a stand - don't suffer through another year of brussels sprouts, gift-wrapped socks and slobbery kisses from great aunts who forget to put their teeth in. Take control of your Christmas and put the happy back in your holiday, using the handy hints, games and inspiring stories within this book.
ISBN 9780857980922
Series Nanny Piggins series (9 of 9)
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2013
Spratt, R A
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60715
Nathan Nuttboard family matters
The arrival of a little known grandfather from Scotland makes life miserable for the Nuttboard family. Fergus McCrane is self-centred, overbearing and rude. Nathan is forced to give up his bedroom and share with his sister, Nadine, and Fergus dobs Narelle in for being at a pub instead of studying. Mum also doesn't get on with her father who has never forgiven Dad for marrying his daughter and taking her to Australia.
ISBN 9780702235474
Series Nathan Nuttboard series (2 of 3)
Publisher University of Queensland Press, 2006
Eaton, Anthony
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Nathan Nuttboard hits the beach
Nathan is eleven years old with two sisters, one older and one younger. When the family goes camping, Paradise Bay doesn't quite fit its name. Nathan's father can't seem to catch any fish, the tent isn't up properly, the gas stove doesn't have a pipe and Nathan and his sister get swept out to sea. Depsite all this, Nathan learns how to surf, explores new relationships and learns to maintain often-difficult family relationships.
ISBN 9780702233401
Series Nathan Nuttboard series (1 of 3)
Publisher University of Queensland Press, 2002
Eaton, Anthony
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Nathan Nuttboard series
Any three 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 Nathan Nuttboard series (3 books)
Eaton, Anthony
No book cover.
76043
Nathan Nuttboard upstaged
Grade seven is not going well for Nathan Nuttboard. His mother is filling his sandwiches with pet food, his friends are crazy, his teacher is full of 'interesting' ideas and, when he is publicly dumped by the most popular girl in the class, he reckons things can't get any worse. But then, he's unexpectedly and unwillingly cast as the lead actor in the school's end of year play.
ISBN 9780702236655
Series Nathan Nuttboard series (3 of 3)
Publisher University of Queensland Press, 2008
Eaton, Anthony
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2992
Nerdy dozen, The
Neil Andertol is a hero...Just not in real life. In video games, Neil - or as his online friends know him, ManofNeil - is a superstar. He's just one spot away from the top score on Chameleon, the cool new jet-flying game where the plane supposedly goes invisible at the highest level. But while ManofNeil can take out a whole squadron of enemy planes, regular Neil still gets picked on by the class bully. Until now. When Neil mysteriously wakes up at an undisclosed military base along with eleven other kids, he learns that Chameleon isn't just a game - it's the training simulator for a real fighter jet! Now the Air Force needs their help piloting the jets on a top-secret rescue mission. Can Neil put his gaming skills to the ultimate real-life test? Because this time Neil isn't just playing for points - he's playing to save the world!
ISBN 9780062272638
Publisher Harper, 2015
Miller, Jeff
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12334
New bjorn
Erik the Viking's father and the entire clan have been kidnapped. But, Erik isn't interested in swinging spiky balls and swords, so it is going to be very difficult for him to save his father from the Dorks and the Jerks.
ISBN 9780734403926
Publisher Thomas C Lothian Pty Ltd, 2003
England, Kathryn
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101537
Nod's limbs
Augustus Nod has launched a treasure hunt from beyond the grave. The race is on, and the twins must solve the riddles and discover Nod's lost golden limbs before the Knightleighs bury the past and the diabolical duo with it.
ISBN 9781416915010
Series Edgar & Ellen series (6 of 6)
Publisher Aladdin Publishing, 2007
Ogden, Charles
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15748
Obelix and co
Caesar has devised his most cunning attack yet on the indomitable Gauls. He has sent Caius Preposterus, a graduate of the Latin School of Economics, to corrupt them by introducing big business into their little town.
ISBN 9780752866529
Series Asterix series (23 of 41)
Publisher Orion, 2005
Goscinny, Rene & Uderzo, Albert
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31025
Oddball
Sol still can't believe he told Aggo, the school bully and hand ball champion, that he was going to thrash him using hypnotism. Sol is sure that this moment of temporary insanity is going to lead to certain death. Sol wonders whether wit, wisdom or nothing will save him when he has to face Aggo.
ISBN 9781921150562
Series Lightning strikes series (19 books)
Publisher Walker Books, 2008
Brian, Janeen
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4675
Once upon an alphabet
The twenty-six letters of our alphabet work tirelessly to make words that, in turn, make stories. Find out what happens when each of the letters has its own story. Twenty-six entertaining, short stories introduce a host of new characters plus the occasional familiar face.
ISBN 9780007514274
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, UK, 2014
Jeffers, Oliver
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35568
Opposite Land
Welcome to Opposite Land - where socks wear feet, broccoli is meat, behind is ahead, and people poop from their head! After the worst day ever, Steve discovers a strange book written upside down and back to front. That night, when its words become mysteriously clear and Steve begins to read them, she's transported to the topsy-turvy world in the book - Opposite Land. In this extraordinarily peculiar place, roads float in mid-air, people live in giant snail shells and monsters are made of pasta!
ISBN 9780143780816
Publisher Penguin Random House Australia, 2017
Hamlyn, Charlotte Rose
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751118
Orphans of St Halibut's, The
There's something fishy going on at St Halibut's Home. Life has been perfect since the orphans buried their matron even though it was an accident. Tig, Stef, Herc and Pamela just have to make sure that no one finds out that they are on their own. However, stolen cakes, explosions and a very grumpy goat means that things change quickly from all is good to explosions and all sorts of trouble.
ISBN 9781529013375
Publisher MacMillan, 2020
Wills, Sophie & Tazzyman, David (ill)
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36204
Other Christy, The
My name is Christy but nobody calls me that. In my class, there's another girl named Christie, who is popular and loud, and everyone likes her. I've become just the other Christy, the spare Christy. Just once, I'd like to be noticed and have a real friend. Someone I can bake treats for and who just gets me, and my weird, fussy Grandpa.
ISBN 9780143505723
Publisher Penguin, 2016
Phommavanh, Oliver
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10252
Otherwise known as Sheila the great
Sheila is trying to retain her reputation as great while facing two of her greatest fears - dogs and water. Sheila learns you don't have to save face to keep a friendship.
ISBN 9780440467014
Series Fudge series (2 of 5)
Publisher Yearling, 1976
Blume, Judy
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660426
Paddy T. and the time-travelling trampoline
A trampoline portal into the future, a magic pencil that can write stories by itself, a trip down a hill that ends up being the holiday of a lifetime. Only the weird and wonderful can happen to Paddy T. in these seven wild action adventures.
ISBN 9781760523763
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2019
France, Adam & Zainal, Zahra (ill)
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21946
Parent Agency, The
I wish I had better parents! Barry said a third time. And suddenly the entire room started to shake..... Barry Bennett hates being called Barry. In fact it is number 22 on the list of things he blames his parents for, after number 1: being boring. But there is a world where parents don't just have children. That's far too random. Instead, children are allowed to choose their parents. For Barry Bennett, this world seems like a dream come true. Only things turn out to be not quite that simple....
ISBN 9780007554485
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, UK, 2014
Baddiel, David
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22123
Parents are revolting, The
Terry and her little brother, Harry, always get exactly what they want from their parents. But, the situation changes drastically when Mum and Dad go on strike.
ISBN 9780143303077
Series Aussie bites (84 books)
Publisher Puffin Australia, 2008
Katz, Danny & Vane, Mitch (ill)
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5215
Pencil of doom
Henry's indestructible pencil is causing disaster at Northwest Southeast Central school. Jack has gone mad with desire and he will stop at nothing to stop Henry destroying it. But, with every drawing another disaster befalls one of their classmates. Just when there appears to be no hope, Henry may have found a solution to save his friends and his favourite teacher, Mr Brainfright.
ISBN 9780330424172
Series Schooling around series (2 of 4)
Publisher Pan MacMillan, 2008
Griffiths, Andy
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1013326

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Penny draws a best friend
Fifth grader and budding artist Penny Lowry has a multitude of worries - why does the cubby room always smell of farts? Why is my mum suddently acting like she has a secret? And why has my best friend ditched me for the most popular (and meanest) girl in school? Penny chronicles these and other questions in a journal she writes to her dog, Cosmo. Find out how Penny deals with her worries because there's a lot to be worried about in fifth grade, and even more to laugh about!
ISBN 9781922790248
Publisher Text Publishing Co, 2023
Shepard, Sara
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1019790

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Penny draws a school play
Penny Lowry is back with more worries and more challenges - what if I don't want a part in the school play? Why do we have to move to a new house? Why does everything keep changing? It's scary moving to a new house, especially one with a strange new neighbour and a bedroom with weird creaky sounds. Even scarier is the school play where everyone has to have a part - even Penny! Change is hard, but lucky for Penny, she has Cosmo the dog and good friends by her side.
ISBN 9781922790408
Publisher Text Publishing Co, 2023
Shepard, Sara
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592194
Peski Kids, The: Bear in the woods
No one believes April saw an enormous bear in the woods. No one thinks Fin didn't break the Cat Lady's foot. No one wants to know why Loretta bought Dad new underwear. And no one listens to Joe, because he never has much to say. The Peski Kids are up to their eyeballs in trouble, and it's all their dog's fault. Now the Mayor is watching them like a hawk. She won't let anyone ruin Currawong's Daffodil Festival. That's fine, the Peski Kids want to blend in, the only problem is . . . they are really terrible at it.
ISBN 9780143788836
Series The Peski kids series (2 of 3)
Publisher Penguin, 2019
Spratt, R.A.
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660603
Peski kids, The: Near extinction
The annual geography excursion was supposed to be educational, but with The Peski Kids on board it soon turns into chaos. April tries to smash her way out of a moving bus, Fin gets his head bitten by a dinosaur, Joe finds himself carrying around a beautiful girl with two fake sprained ankles and Loretta gets over enthusiastic with a butane torch. That's all before the criminals turn up and hijack the school bus. The Peski Kids are going to be in so much trouble . . . if they make it back to Currawong alive.
ISBN 9780143796367
Series The Peski kids series (4 of 3)
Publisher Puffin Australia, 2020
Spratt, R.A.
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651410
Peski kids, The: Stuck in the mud
Things are about to get messy for the Peski Kids as mud-run madness descends on Currawong! Chaos parachutes into Currawong when the annual Mud Run hits town. The Peski kids are soon swept up in the festivities. Or in April's case, strapped to a vision-impaired competitor in the race. Can Joe beat the fierce opposition? Can Fin hit Joe with a giant mud ball? Can April make it through a school day without getting expelled? Who knows? But when the prize money goes missing someone has to figure out what really happened under all that mud!
ISBN 9780143796350
Series The Peski kids series (3 of 3)
Publisher Penguin Random House Australia, 2019
Spratt, R.A.
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25048
Pet's revenge
Edgar and Ellen's creature, Pet, has always observed their antics with horror, staying out of their way as much as possible. But now he's getting his own back.
ISBN 9780733619274
Series Edgar & Ellen series (4 of 6)
Publisher Hodder Children's Books (Australia), 2005
Ogden, Charles
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3347
Piggotts in peril
The Piggotts of Piggot Place return, triumphantly, in this cleverly-paced story of elusive pirate treasure.
ISBN 9780207197833
Publisher HarperCollins Australia, 2002
Ball, Duncan
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315
Pippi Longstocking
A humorous story about a super strong, super rich pirate's daughter who has adventures with her two friends, a monkey and a horse.
ISBN 9780192793799
Publisher Oxford University Press, 2015
Lindgren, Astrid & Ross, Tony (ill)
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756
Pirate play
It's time for the annual Average Primary School stage show. The bad news is that Principal Dorking is the producer but the good news is that students who are chosen to be in the play will get an extra two days off school. Naturally, Harry Harvard and Jesse Harrison are not going to miss out on this deal.
ISBN 9781420278262
Series Get real series (9 of 10)
Publisher Macmillan Education Australia Pty Ltd, 2009
Kettle, Phil & Webb, Melissa (ill)
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46341
Pizza cake
A reader's feast. Ten wonderfully fresh stories, full of imagination and humour.
ISBN 9780143305989
Publisher Puffin Australia, 2011
Gleitzman, Morris
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5115
Planet Snoz
Jesse and Harry's winning streak at soccer is interrupted by Hugo and Howard, from the Planet Snoz, and their plea for interplanetary help. Hugo and Howard need a dastardly and devious plan and they both know how dastardly and devious Jesse and Harry can be. The boys must win the Interplanetary Soccer Championship and save the universe from Planet Dogsbreath.
ISBN 9781420276893
Series Get real series (5 of 10)
Publisher Macmillan Education Australia Pty Ltd, 2009
Kettle, Phil & Webb, Melissa (ill)
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5302
Pongwiffy stories, The
Pongwiffy has just moved into a new cave, and it's dirty, smelly and damp - in other words it's perfect for a witch like Pongwiffy! At least it would be if her next door neighbours weren't a group of extremely noisy Goblins... Before long Pongwiffy can bear it no more and enlists the help of her best friend, Witch Sharkadder, to find her somewhere else to live. And that's when the problems really start! Two laugh-out-loud stories of humour and warmth, enticingly mixed with much sludge, slime and very bad habits.
ISBN 9781471167386
Publisher Simon & Schuster, 2017
Umansky, Kaye & Riddell, Kate (ill)
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26613
Puzzle palace
Brain Davis is one of five lucky winners of the Puzzle Palace competition. His prize is being one of the first kids to enter Puzzle Palace, part theme park, part brainteaser. Brain will be challenged as never before. And, even if he and the other four winners solve the puzzles and make it all the way through, something awaits them at the very end, something they will never suspect.
ISBN 9780980724103
Series Quizzical series (3 of 3)
Publisher LJD Books, 2010
Davidson, Leanne
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85212
Queasy rider
Thicky convinces his mate, Noddy, to help him drag a wreck of a bike, they have discovered in the weeds, back to his place. With Shirley's uninvited help, they hatch a novel plan to make money for the three of them but it may backfire.
ISBN 9781921150579
Series Lightning strikes series (19 books)
Publisher Walker Books, 2008
Roy, James
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10890
Quizzical
The underdog school versus the prestigious grammar school; the smartest kid versus a plotting principal. Intertwined are stories of friendships, family relationships, a naughty pet who saves the day and lessons learnt all round.
ISBN 9780646458687
Series Quizzical series (1 of 3)
Publisher LJD Books, 2006
Davidson, Leanne
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Quizzical series
Any five 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 of the screen.
Series Quizzical series (3 books)
Davidson, Leanne
No book cover.
13103
Radio Boy
When Spike gets fired from hospital radio, he decides to launch his own show from a makeshift studio in his dad's shed, under the secret identity of Radio Boy. Spike quickly becomes an underground hit. But will he handle his newfound fame well? Is calling a homework strike a good idea? Will he impress Katherine Hamilton, the girl he wants to marry? Can he keep his identity a secret? The answers to these questions are inside this book. (SPOILER ALERT: mostly the answers are 'no'.)
ISBN 9780008183325
Publisher HarperCollins Children's Books, 2017
O'Connell, Christian & Biddulph, Rob (ill)
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5720
Radio boy and the revenge of Grandad
Radio Boy, Spike Hughes continues to broadcast to the world from his garden shed. When Grandad Ray comes to stay Spike invites him to join the radio show and he is an instant hit with the listeners, at first.
ISBN 9780008200596
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, UK, 2018
O'Connell, Christian
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25041
Rare beasts
Dark comedy results when abandoned twins get busy with some torturous tricks. Masterminding mischief and creating chaos are the order of the day for this nasty pair. Their plans are unpleasantly humorous and spiced with suspense.
ISBN 9780733617911
Series Edgar & Ellen series (1 of 6)
Publisher Hodder Headline Australia Pty Ltd, 2003
Ogden, Charles
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46252
Ratburger
Things are not looking good for Zoe. Her stepmother, Sheila, is so lazy, she gets Zoe to pick her nose for her. The school bully, Tina Trotts, makes her life a miser, mainly by flobbing on her head. And, now, the evil Burt from Burt's Burgers is after her pet rat. I wonder what he wants it for.
ISBN 9780007453535
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, UK, 2012
Walliams, David
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40661
Really nearly deadly canoe ride, The
Shiny-boy Diamond and his mate, Pod, have been given an old Canadian canoe, the Wolverine. They decide to canoe from Sockby all the way down to the sea but didn't count on revolting rubbish traps, killer rapids, freaky whirlpools and a container ship ten storeys high.
ISBN 9780143304548
Series Aussie chomps (17 books)
Publisher Puffin Australia, 2009
Metzenthen, David
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499
Really really epic mini-bike ride, The
Pete 'Pod' Podlewski with the bad haircut and his mate, 'Shiny-Boy' Diamond from the wrong side of the tracks, ride their illegal mini-bikes to the end of the disused railway line in search of adventure and girls. Some strong language in context.
ISBN 9780143301219
Series Aussie chomps (17 books)
Publisher Penguin, 2006
Metzenthen, David
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12393
Really really high diving tower, The
Shiny boy and Pod, spend a lot of time at the pool talking, dreaming, making funny remarks to each other about other people who use the pool and trying to impress girls. They often get into trouble with the pool boss for doing silly things.
ISBN 9780143300434
Series Aussie chomps (17 books)
Publisher Puffin Australia, 2003
Metzenthen, David
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10937
Rif and the riddle
After the death of a prime bull which belongs to the village, young Rif is in big trouble. Rif and his grandfather were supposed to be guarding the bull but they went fishing instead. In his quest to make things right, Rif must face a mountain troll, a pair of tricksters, a terrifying dog and a very tough riddle.
ISBN 9780143306375
Series Aussie bites (84 books)
Publisher Puffin Australia, 2012
Cason, Sue & Joyner, Andrew (ill)
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71238
Rise of the house of McNally, The
The McNally family are down-trodden no more. They are, in fact, stinking rich with plans to put the money to good use.Others, of course, have different ideas. All the questions are revealed.
ISBN 9780571210992
Series Unlikely exploits series (3 of 3)
Publisher Faber & Faber, 2004
Ardagh, Philip
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71424
Robot riot
Henry appears to be jealous of the fabulous new girl claiming she is a robot on a mission to destroy the world. No-one in 5B is fooled until Roberta starts to outshine them all. Maybe everyone is jealous of Roberta or, perhaps, she just could be as dangerous as Henry thinks. In a desperate bid to outwit her, they invent the Grantbot. Things backfire spectacularly as only they can for Henry McThrottle and his friends.
ISBN 9780330425186
Series Schooling around series (4 of 4)
Publisher Pan MacMillan, 2009
Griffiths, Andy
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4523
Roland and Eugenie
Roland knows that girls can be trouble but nothing could have prepared him for Eugenie.
ISBN 9780143302902
Series Aussie bites (84 books)
Publisher Puffin Australia, 2007
Flynn, Rachel & Smith, Craig (ill)
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3707
Round the twist
From bestselling and beloved author Paul Jennings comes the inside scoop from the making of his Round the Twist stories into the hugely popular TV series, now enjoying a new life on Netflix. Including three short stories that were made into episodes, behind-the-scenes glimpses of the actors and sets, and loads of extra fun tidbits to bring the zany world of Round the Twist to a whole new audience.
ISBN 9780140342130
Publisher Puffin Australia, 2022
Jennings, Paul
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773665
Rowley Jefferson's awesome friendly spooky stories
Grab a flashlight, crawl under the covers, and dive into the twisted, unexpectedly hilarious world of Rowley Jefferson's imagination. You'll meet zombies, vampires, ghosts, and much more in these comically terrifying tales. Rowley's spooky stories might leave you laughing, but beware - you could end up sleeping with the lights on!
ISBN 9781761043956
Series Diary of a wimpy kid series (15 books)
Publisher Penguin, 2021
Kinney, Jeff
No book cover.
12731
Run, kid, run
School holidays and Mum and the kids are off to the country. Mum is called back to her work where there is a no kid rule. When Mum has to break that rule, Jess and Harrison get into more and more strife.
ISBN 9780733319280
Series ABC kids series (3 books)
Publisher ABC Books, 2007
Daddo, Andrew & Smith, Craig (ill)
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13000
Save our sharks
The Seaport Junior Sharks just can't win a game. Their coach is in trouble, their footy ground is unsafe due to lack of rain and the team needs more players. They are in danger of ceasing to exist but the Sharks never give up.
ISBN 9780143306405
Series Aussie bites (84 books)
Publisher Puffin Australia, 2012
Metzenthen, David & Smith, Craig (ill)
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18524
Scarecrow and his servant, The
An ordinary scarecrow, struck by lightning, comes to life. Jack becomes his faithful servant. As the scarecrow plunges them into terrifying dangers, Jack does not realises he's being followed by a family desperately wishing it had never happened.
ISBN 9780440863762
Publisher Corgi Books, 2005
Pullman, Philip
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1019703

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Scarygirl: The origin story
Abandoned on a remote beach, Scarygirl doesn't know who she is or where she's come from. Blister, a kind and intelligent giant octopus, wants to keep her safe, but Scarygirl needs answers. Who is the strange man haunting her dreams? Will Bunniguru help her unlock the mysteries of her past? Can she trust the wily forest dwellers? Her journey takes her to the edge, and beyond...
ISBN 9781761069277
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2023
Topics / Graphic novels /
Jurevicius, Nathan
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751072
School rules are optional
It's the first day of school and already Jesse has 3 problems, 1. His teacher is so old she taught his dad. 2. He accidently got voted as school captain and 3. His grade 6 jumper has gone missing before recess. That's a lot to happen in half an hour, the rest of the day has to be better.........
ISBN 9781760525712
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2020
Hart, Alison
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Schooling around series
Any three 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 Schooling around series (4 books)
Griffiths, Andy
No book cover.
Secret Agent Derek Danger Dale series
Any three 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 Secret Agent Derek Danger Dale series (3 books)
Bauer, Michael Gerard & Bauer, Joe (ill)
No book cover.
4256
Secret Agent Derek Danger Dale: The case of animals behaving really, really badly
Wild animals are turning to a life of crime and it's all the work of evil Doctor Evil Mac Evilness. Secret Agent Derek Danger Dale must outwit a criminal mastermind, escape the clutches of the four most deadly creatures on the planet and save the world's biggest diamond.
ISBN 9781742990651
Series Secret Agent Derek Danger Dale series (3 books)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2014
Bauer, Michael Gerard & Bauer, Joe (ill)
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4836
Secret Agent Derek Danger Dale: The case of the really, really magnetic magnet
Evil Doctor Evil MacEvilness has created a magnet so powerful that it can attract anything. Now, he's using it to steal whatever he wants. To stop him, Secret Agent Derek Danger Dale must go undercover and apply for a job as one of MacEvilness' own goons. Derek must also survive his close encounters with Petunia, the Giant Piranha, and the Notoriously Nasty but Nevertheless Nifty Ninjas.
ISBN 9781742990675
Series Secret Agent Derek Danger Dale series (3 books)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2015
Bauer, Michael Gerard & Bauer, Joe (ill)
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30101
Secret Agent Derek Danger Dale: The case of the really, really scary things
Once again, Secret Agent Derek Danger Dale faces the evil Doctor Evil Mac Evilness, whose new evil device uses people's own nightmares against them. Derek must overcome the world's greatest fears and the horrors of the Rooms of Getting Scarier.
ISBN 9781742990668
Series Secret Agent Derek Danger Dale series (3 books)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2015
Bauer, Michael Gerard & Bauer, Joe (ill)
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4577
Selby celebrates
A compilation of stories to celebrate thirty years of Selby , the talking dog.
ISBN 9781460751268
Series Selby series (22 books)
Publisher Angus & Robertson (HarperCollins), 2015
Ball, Duncan
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3893
Selby Santa
Selby is desperately seeking Santa, while trying to keep his extraordinary abilities a deep dark secret.
ISBN 9780732286798
Series Selby series (22 books)
Publisher HarperCollins Australia, 2007
Ball, Duncan
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118002
Selby scrambled
Dr Trifle invents a robot called Frank to make life a bit easier. When the Trifles are out, Selby gets Frank to wait on him hand and paw, but things start to go awry when Selby realises just how clever Frank is.
ISBN 9780207199110
Series Selby series (22 books)
Publisher Harcourt Children's Books, 2004
Ball, Duncan
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Selby screams
Selby needs to speak out, indeed he needs to scream, when he finds himself being pursued by the Beast of Bogusville or dangling dangerously in mid-air.
ISBN 9780207200236
Series Selby series (22 books)
Publisher HarperCollins Australia, 2004
Ball, Duncan
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Selby series
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Series Selby series (22 books)
Ball, Duncan
No book cover.
9874
Selby shattered
The Search for Selby Society is hot on Selby's tail and, as if that wasn't bad enough, so are ghostly gagsters and the Triple Terror in this story full of shipwrecks, evil curses and more. No wonder Selby is shattered after dealing with all that.
ISBN 9780207200663
Series Selby series (22 books)
Publisher HarperCollins Australia, 2006
Ball, Duncan
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347
Selby snaps
The further adventures of Selby, the talking dog who lives with a zany family.
ISBN 9780207197802
Series Selby series (22 books)
Publisher HarperCollins Australia, 2001
Ball, Duncan
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3895
Selby snowbound
Selby is about to embark on a chilly Antarctic adventure that is bound to take him to the peak of danger...and beyond.
ISBN 9780207200199
Series Selby series (22 books)
Publisher HarperCollins Australia, 2004
Ball, Duncan
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9870
Selby sorcerer
Willia and Billia, the Trifle's terrible nephews, are again up to no good. Selby can end their havoc with magic, but Selby doesn't know how long he can keep them under control.
ISBN 9780207198618
Series Selby series (22 books)
Publisher HarperCollins Australia, 2003
Ball, Duncan
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3897
Selby speaks
The only talking dog in Australia - and perhaps the world - is here again with more adventures and misadventures. And he's still trying to keep his gift of the gab a secret.
ISBN 9780207200243
Series Selby series (22 books)
Publisher HarperCollins Australia, 2005
Ball, Duncan
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15544
Selby splits
Selby, the talking dog, must overcome his fear of spiders to get to the computer or his emails will go unanswered.
ISBN 9780207200250
Series Selby series (22 books)
Publisher HarperCollins Australia, 2001
Ball, Duncan
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3438
Selby sprung
Selby is hurled out of the world's only sky-writing embroidery aeroplane to what should be certain death. Vampires invade Selby's peaceful town, and Selby is captured by a Shark Man on Death Island. The death-defying dog is put to the test time and again in these gut-wrenching and hilarious stories. And, all the while, Morrie Artie, the Evil Genius, and his thousands of agents comb Australia in search of this remarkable dog.
ISBN 9780732292638
Series Selby series (22 books)
Publisher Angus & Robertson (HarperCollins), 2011
Ball, Duncan
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3899
Selby supersnoop
What with crimes to solve, thieves to foil and adventures to fall headlong into, Selby's the busiest dog detective in the world. But a nosy video camera may reveal Selby's secret to the world.
ISBN 9780207200052
Series Selby series (22 books)
Publisher HarperCollins Australia, 2000
Ball, Duncan
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17182
Selby surfs
Surely, Selby's secret won't be revealed just because he decided to go surfing.
ISBN 9780207200038
Series Selby series (22 books)
Publisher HarperCollins Australia, 2003
Ball, Duncan
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3901
Selby's joke book
From the only talking dog in Australia, and perhaps the world, comes a rip-snorting, rib-tickling collection of good-time gags, jokes, riddles and funny sayings guaranteed to send you into peels of laughter.
ISBN 9780207200427
Series Selby series (22 books)
Publisher HarperCollins Australia, 2005
Ball, Duncan
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3902
Selby's secret
Selby, the talking dog, dreams of cosy fireside chats with his owners but he realises he must keep his powers a secret otherwise he might be turned from family pooch to family servant. It won't be easy.
ISBN 9780207154942
Series Selby series (22 books)
Publisher HarperCollins Australia, 1991
Ball, Duncan
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3903
Selby's selection
A super selection of the silliest, side splitting stories chosen by Selby himself.
ISBN 9780207200403
Series Selby series (22 books)
Publisher HarperCollins Australia, 2006
Ball, Duncan
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3604
Selby's shemozzle
Mrs Trifle is putting material in a time capsule, ready to be opened in one hundred years. Willy and Billy decide to add notes about Selby and Selby must salvage these before his secret is revealed.
ISBN 9780207200304
Series Selby series (22 books)
Publisher HarperCollins Australia, 2006
Ball, Duncan
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14626
Selby's side-splitting joke book
Warning! This book could cause your sides to split and your tummy to ache as it tickles your funny bone and rocks your socks with more hilariously, funny jokes from that master of mirth ' Selby.
ISBN 9780207200410
Series Selby series (22 books)
Publisher HarperCollins Australia, 2006
Ball, Duncan
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6264
Selby's stardom
Another story in the Selby series about the talking dog. In this adventure, Selby is bound for stardom in Hollywood.
ISBN 9780207199486
Series Selby series (22 books)
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, UK, 2002
Ball, Duncan
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3896
Selby, space dog
Selby is back and this time he is in space. This humorous story, full of excruciating puns, recounts more of Selby's misadventures as he valiantly tries to keep his gift of the gab secret.
ISBN 9780207189258
Series Selby series (22 books)
Publisher HarperCollins Australia, 1996
Ball, Duncan
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Shakespeare stories series
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Series Shakespeare stories series (12 books)
Matthews, Andrew & Ross, Tony (ill)
No book cover.
352
Sharon, keep your hair on
This is an illustrated, rhyming book with modern language and scenarios in which Sharon is marrying Jase and moving into his shed which is not quite big enough. Jase has an interesting solution to the problem.
ISBN 9780091831608
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 1996
Rubinstein, Gillian
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Shoes news
A quirky history of shoes interwoven with historical events.
ISBN 9780734405159
Publisher Thomas C Lothian Pty Ltd, 2004
Grantford, Jacqui
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798
Shot boom score
Sport loving Toby can't believe his luck when instead of being punished by his parents, they issue him with a sporting challenge. All he has to do is take 20 wickets in the cricket season and make 10 tries in rugby to earn the latest gamebox. But unfortunately the new boy at school seems to be blocking Toby all the way.
ISBN 9781743313688
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2013
Brown, Justin & Vane, Mitch (ill)
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Shoutykid series
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Series Shoutykid series (5 books)
Mayle, Simon & Catlow, Nikalas (ill)
No book cover.
4909
Shoutykid: How Harry Riddles got nearly almost famous
My name is Harry Riddles and I live with my parents, my evil sister and my twin baby brothers in Cornwall. But, my dad has this crazy idea to take us sailing round the world. I guess swimming with dolphins, learning to scuba dive and climbing volcanoes could be pretty cool. But, I want to win the school Battle of the Bands competition and get Jess to go out with me. I can't do that if I'm stuck on a boat in the middle of the ocean.
ISBN 9780007531905
Series Shoutykid series (5 books)
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, UK, 2015
Mayle, Simon & Catlow, Nikalas (ill)
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41515
Shoutykid: How Harry Riddles made a mega amount of money
Ok, here's the deal. My school is running out of money and might even have to close, but then my friend Jessica told everyone I could raise the mega-bucks and keep it open! But Ed Bigstock was like, "Harry's just a dumb gamer! The only thing he knows how to save is his last score!". But Bigstock's the real doughnut here, and I'll show him and everybody else- right after I finish playing (and slaying) at the new World of Zombies Run! game.
ISBN 9780008158927
Series Shoutykid series (5 books)
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, UK, 2017
Mayle, Simon & Catlow, Nikalas (ill)
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2497
Shoutykid: how Harry Riddles made a mega-amazing zombie movie
Ten-year-old Harry has an older sister who is a constant source of irritation and a father who is a film writer, currently in a slump, so finances are extremely tight. To add to this, Jessica is the new girl at school to whom he is too shy to speak and online bullies in has favourite game. Harry's claim to fame is his computer gaming and his love of Zombies, which he decides to combine and make an animated movie.
ISBN 9780007531882
Series Shoutykid series (5 books)
Publisher HarperCollins Children's Books, 2014
Mayle, Simon & Catlow, Nikalas (ill)
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4919
Shoutykid: how Harry Riddles mega-massively broke the school
I live with my mum, my dad and my evil sister, Charlotte. My mum is having twins so either me or Charlotte will lose our bedroom. Dad's moaning that I should do more sport and not be just a gamer. I've joined the school football team although if we win anything it will be a miracle. I've written to some football stars to see if they can help and to a bunch of people who might take Charlotte off our hands.
ISBN 9780007531899
Series Shoutykid series (5 books)
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, UK, 2015
Mayle, Simon & Catlow, Nikalas (ill)
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3969
Shrek: the novel
A contemporary fairy tale of a monster from the swamp.
ISBN 9780141312491
Publisher Penguin, 2001
Weiss, Ellen
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354
Shrinking of Treehorn, The
Treehorn has a problem. He is shrinking but his parents don't seem to notice.
ISBN 9780823401895
Publisher Holiday House, 1992
Heide, Florence Parry & Gorey, Edward (ill)
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9243
Sister Madge's book of nuns
An hilarious and irreverent account of convent life, told in cheeky verse.
ISBN 9781862910577
Publisher Omnibus Books, 2002
MacLeod, Doug & Smith, Craig (ill)
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3928
Sisters
Raina can't wait to be a big sister. But, once Amara is born, things aren't quite what she expected. Amara is cute but she's also a cranky baby, who mostly prefers to play by herself. Over the years, their relationship doesn't improve much. When a baby brother enters the picture and something doesn't seem right between their parents, Raina and Amara realise they must work out how to get along. They are sisters, after all.
ISBN 9780545540605
Publisher Graphix, 2014
Topics / Graphic novels /
Telgemeier, Raina
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Solomon macaroni and the vampire vacation
Solomon is traveling to Paris with his cousins and his Uncle Dracula. To help cheer up their Uncle Dracula, the mischievious cousins steal the Mona Lisa with the help of Mademoiselle Bon-Bon. But things don't go quite as planned.
ISBN 9780702266300
Publisher University of Queensland Press, 2023
Barton, Ashleigh & Davis, Sarah (ill)
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587878
Sound
Learning is tons of fun when you mix comic characters with science. If you have ever wondered what sound is and how we hear it, then this book will entertain and educate you. Find out why some sounds are soft and some are loud, how sound travels and why dogs can hear a whistle that you can't.
ISBN 9780716614203
Publisher World Book, 2012
Topics / STEM / Graphic novels /
Midthun, Joseph & Hiti, Samuel (ill)
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80195
Spartacus and his glorious gladiators
Spartacus, the gladiator who fought for and against the Romans, had a life full of surprises. Learn about the Roman Empire and Spartacus's story from amassing an army inside a volcano to the crucifixion of six thousand slaves.
ISBN 9780439981873
Publisher Scholastic UK, 2004
Brown, Toby & Goddard, Clive (ill)
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375
Spooner or later
Picture puzzles and humorous drawings highlight this book of word games and spoonerisms.
ISBN 9780140543629
Publisher Penguin, 1999
Jennings, Paul & Greenwood, Ted & Denton, Terry
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628088
Squidge Dibley destroys the school
Meet the most hilarious year 6 class ever, with the worst teacher of all time then add Squidge Dibley, a kid like no other. Everything is about to change!
ISBN 9780734419422
Publisher Hachette Children's Books, 2019
Elliott, Mick
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41683
Star Wars Jedi Academy
Roan's one dream is to leave home and attend Pilot Academy like his older brother, father, and grandfather. But just as Roan is mysteriously denied entrance to Pilot School, he is invited to attend Jedi Academy--a school that he didn't apply to and only recruits children when they are just a few years old. That is, until now... This inventive novel follows Roan's first year at Jedi Academy where, under the tutelage of Master Yoda, he learns that he possesses more strength and potential than he could have ever dreamed. Oh, and he learns other important things too--like how to make a baking soda volcano, fence with a lightsaber, slow dance with a girl, and lift boulders with the Force.
ISBN 9780545609999
Series Jedi Academy series (1 of 6)
Publisher Scholastic US, 2013
Brown, Jeffrey
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15543
Star Wars Jedi Academy: The force oversleeps
Victor Starspeeder is back at Jedi Academy for year two, but it's not going the way he'd planned. He was thrilled about Drama Club and hoped to get the lead in this year's musical... But a new kid got the role! What gives?! Plus, he keeps oversleeping and getting to class late . . . Worst of all, his big sister Christina is getting ready to graduate from Jedi Academy, and there are rumors going around that she's a Sith! What's a Padawan to do? In times when he feels more alone than ever, Victor will have to trust the ways of the Force and his friends if he's going to survive year two in this all-new chapter in the Jedi Academy series.
ISBN 9780545875745
Series Jedi Academy series (5 of 6)
Publisher Scholastic US, 2017
Krosoczka, Jarrett J
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41049
Star Wars Jedi Academy: The phantom bully
It's hard to believe that this is my last year at Jedi Academy. I've been busier than ever learning to fly (and wash) starships, sight-seeing in the Lake Country on Naboo, studying for the Jedi obstacle course exam, and tracking down dozens of voorpaks...don't ask. But now someone is setting me up to get in trouble with everyone at school. If I don't find out who it is--and fast--I may flunk out! Why can't middle school just be easy...?
ISBN 9780545621267
Series Jedi Academy series (3 of 6)
Publisher Scholastic US, 2015
Brown, Jeffrey
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2931
Stick dog tries to take the donuts
Stick Dog and his team of strays are off on another outrageous canine caper. To snatch some breakfast treats for his hungry pals, Stick Dog will need to stop a moving truck, outfox a man on a telephone pole, and calm down a very caffeinated Karen. But that's not all. He'll also need to manage the greatest confrontation in history when his good friend Poo-Poo comes face-to-face with the ultimate enemy; a squirrel! With Stick Dog's smarts, daring, loyalty and patience he just might lead his buddies to the best breakfast ever.
ISBN 9780062457158
Publisher Harper, 2016
Watson, Tom
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44093
Stinky Ferret and the JJs
Adrian hates ferrets. He thinks they're boring and ugly and stinky. So, when it's his turn to take home Ferret, the classroom pet, Adrian knows he's in for a bad weekend.
ISBN 9780143303978
Series Aussie chomps (17 books)
Publisher Puffin Australia, 2008
Lemon-Scott, Candice
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Stuff happens series
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Series Stuff happens series (12 books)
Valentine, James & Beck, Adrian (ill)
No book cover.
16860
Stuff happens: Luke
Stuff happens sometimes. Everyday stuff, at school, at home, with sport and with mates. For Luke, it happened on public speaking day.
ISBN 9781760141592
Series Stuff happens series (12 books)
Publisher Penguin Books Australia, 2016
Valentine, James & Beck, Adrian (ill)
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77350
Sucked in
When Zainey, the brunt of class jokes, sells his prized bike to purchase a mysterious and magic eye, Dan decides to save Zainey from his own stupidity and this useless joke. The eye, however, is not joking. The eye is seriously after blood and it could be Zainey's or Dan's blood that it gets.
ISBN 9781921150623
Series Lightning strikes series (19 books)
Publisher Walker Books, 2008
Parker, John
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78841
Sucked out
That creepy eyeball is on the loose again. It has left the back of Old Grimmo's head and is out for blood. Dan and Zainey have to try and capture it before the eyeball finds a new home.
ISBN 9781921529689
Series Lightning strikes series (19 books)
Publisher Walker Books, 2010
Parker, John
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4652
Super con-nerd
Connor is happy to be a nerd, but when he reaches his selective school he finds there are better nerds, Super-nerds. His friends aren't around to support him and he hasn't any new ones. But slowly and because of an almost unwinnable challenge he finds new friends called the nerdy rejects, and he has time to pursue his real destiny- drawing comic books.
ISBN 9780143306535
Publisher Penguin, 2017
Phommavanh, Oliver
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815214
Super-secret diary of Holly Hopkinson, The
These are the memoirs of ME, Holly Hopkinson, aged almost ten, except without any of the rubbish adults usually put in, thank you very much. My dad just lost his job, which means me and the rest of my family have to leave London and move to the middle of nowhere, which is a TOTAL DISASTER! But then for my birthday, my eccentric aunt gave me a magic pocket watch, which I can use to hypnotise and CONTROL people. This new power is REALLY FUN and has led to the MOST unexpected things -- including a visit to the QUEEN.
ISBN 9780008328115
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, UK, 2021
Brooks, Charlie P & Riddell, Katy (ill)
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6088
SuperCat vs the chip thief
Tiger is an ordinary, tubby, tabby cat who likes to sleep. Tiger's owner, James, is disappointed because he wanted a fun pet, like a wolf. One day, Tiger licks a toxic sock and is transformed into SuperCat. With his brand new powers and his best friend James, SuperCat must try to save the world, and all the chips, from the dastardly Count Backwards.
ISBN 9780007518630
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, UK, 2014
Willis, Jeanne
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4282
Superfudge
The family is moving, mum is going to have another baby and Peter's brother, Fudge, is a constant embarrassment. He learns how to ride a bike but not how to stop. He tries to sell his baby sister and calls his kindergarten teacher, Rat Face.
ISBN 9780330398169
Series Fudge series (3 of 5)
Publisher Pan Macmillan US, 1998
Blume, Judy
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27549
Superhero street
Michael Mouse lives in a very chaotic household, with younger brothers, a set of twins and a set of triplets. His father is a magician, struggling to keep the household afloat. Mouse sees himself as an aspiring super hero but, when his father suddenly leaves home, Mouse must do more to help around the house. Michael Mouse begins to think he'll never get his chance to be a superhero.
ISBN 9781444013887
Publisher Orion, 2016
Earle, Phil & Ogilvie, Sara (ill)
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4325
Tales of a fourth grade nothing
Disaster follows Fudge, a four year old, wherever he goes. His older brother, Peter, is usually the one who has to sort out the mess while Fudge gets all the attention, all the time. It's enough to drive an older brother mad.
ISBN 9780330398176
Series Fudge series (1 of 5)
Publisher Pan Macmillan US, 2001
Blume, Judy
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686523
Tales of all kinds: The world of Ursula Dubosarsky
Have you ever had a chaotic birthday party? Have you ever eaten your Teddy Bear? Do you ever wish you had the power to bring an object to life, or to speak to birds? Have you ever done odd jobs around the house to earn pocket money? Do you wish you could speak a secret language? Then this is the magazine for you! Flip open the pages and enjoy your reading adventure! An amazing publication written by Ursula Dubosarsky, the 2020-2021 Australian Children's Laureate, produced by The School Magazine team of the NSW Department of Education 2020.
ISBN 9780731387618
Publisher The School Magazine, 2020
Dubosarsky, Ursula
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587763
Taming of the Shrew, The: A Shakespeare story
Lovely Bianca has a queue of admirers anxious to marry her. But her older sister, Katharina, must get married first. Katharina has such a fiery temper she is known as 'the shrew', and no man is brave enough to propose. Can Petruchio tame her with his outrageous behaviour? With Notes on Shakespeare and the Globe Theatre and Love and Marriage in The Taming of the Shrew.
ISBN 9781408305058
Series Shakespeare stories series (14 of 12)
Publisher Hachette Children's Books, 2015
Matthews, Andrew & Ross, Tony (ill)
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723937
Tamworth Pig stories
Tamworth Pig is wise and bold and smart. He is the respected pig of the farm and the small English town where he lives. His very good friends, Thomas and Blossom, help Tamworth with his various projects like persuading people to stop eating meat and saving the trees. In turn, Tamworth is always there for Blossom and Thomas, especially Thomas when his mischievous ways get him in more trouble than he can manage.
ISBN 9780571356645
Publisher Faber & Faber, 2020
Kemp, Gene
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660481
Taylor Turbochaser, The
Amy loves cars, and has always dreamed of being a race car driver. She's always wanted to learn how to drive...and now, she finally has her chance...in the Taylor Turbochaser!
ISBN 9780008334178
Publisher HarperCollins Australia, 2019
Baddiel, David & Lenton, Steven (ill)
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6466
Thai-no-mite
I'm Lengy and I'm Thai. My parents run a restaurant named Thai-riffic! but I'm always craving hot chips and pizza. Mum and Dad's idea of a holiday? Going to Thailand to visit all our relatives. Recipe for getting there? Survive Dr Needlemouse and his arsenal of needle. Squeeze in a snappy budget trip to Dreamworld. Catch a red-back spider for my Auntie. Celebrate Christmas, Thai-riffic style! Recipe for surviving the planning? A heap of good luck and plenty of THAI-NO-MITE! Phew! I'll need a holiday after this...
ISBN 9780143306528
Publisher Penguin Books Australia, 2012
Phommavanh, Oliver
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22017
Thai-riffic
Albert (Lengy) Lengviriyakul, is fed up with being Thai. His parents own a Thai restaurant with the cheesy name of Thai-riffic! and Lengy is sick of being his father's curry guinea pig, and is longing to just eat pizza! At school he is a bit of a troublemaker, going to any lengths to hide his background. But when his best friend decides to become Thai for a day for a school project, Lengy comes to the realisation that there may just be some pretty cool things about his culture.
ISBN 9780143304852
Publisher Puffin Australia, 2010
Phommavanh, Oliver
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688313
That time I got kidnapped
Fourteen-year-old Jacob has won a once-in-a-lifetime chance to appear in a Hollywood movie. But when he misses his flight in Chicago and catches the Greyhound to L.A. he meets Jennifer and the real trouble starts. Jennifer in on the run, carrying a mysterious package, and Jacob soon finds himself her unlikely partner in crime on a wild road trip across the USA. Miles of open road lie ahead of them, but the police, a furious grandmother and a sinister figure known only as 'the Cowboy' are just a few steps behind...
ISBN 9780008292263
Publisher HarperCollins US, 2020
Mitchell, Tom
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The Dragons series
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Series The Dragons series (3 books)
Thompson, Colin
No book cover.
85285
The Dragons: Mordred
Arthur has been crowned King and peace has come to Avalon. Life has never been more peaceful and, yet, so many people are planning rebellions. The Dragons are planning an uprising, King Arthur's revolting little cousin, Mordred, is planning an uprising and Brassica, the deposed fake King Arthur, is also planning an uprising. It's lucky that Merlin, who has more than two hands, has everything under control.
ISBN 9781741663839
Series The Dragons series (3 books)
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2011
Thompson, Colin
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The incorrigible children of Ashton Place series
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Series The incorrigible children of Ashton Place series (5 books)
Various
No book cover.
The Peski kids series
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Series The Peski kids series (3 books)
Spratt, R.A.
No book cover.
The treehouse series
Join Andy and Terry's incredible, ever-expanding treehouse series! Any three 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 treehouse series (9 books)
Various
No book cover.
2099
Time machine, The
Harry Harvard and Jesse Harrison have found a time machine. Now, they can travel through time and do all kinds of cool things. Their average days in fifth class at Average Primary School are numbered. Harry and Jesse choose to travel to the World Cup and, of course, while they are there, they cause mayhem for the opposing French team.
ISBN 9781420276862
Series Get real series (1 of 10)
Publisher Macmillan Education Australia Pty Ltd, 2009
Kettle, Phil & Webb, Melissa (ill)
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Timmy Failure series
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Series Timmy Failure series (6 books)
Various
No book cover.
587709
Timmy Failure: it's the end when I say it's the end
Though I, Timmy Failure, have solved many notorious crimes and now wish to enjoy my retirement, my fans have begged me to turn my memoirs into a movie, an ode to my greatness. I am, however, beset by enemies, the worst of whom is Tom John John, the buffoonish movie director. What's more, my father is in town, working at a bar, which is obviously just a cover for our father-son crime-fighting partnership. And my dim-witted polar bear business partner, Total, wants to be reunited with his family. I should have known it would end like this. I expected more.
ISBN 9781406382785
Series Timmy Failure series (6 books)
Publisher Candlewick Press, 2018
Pastis, Stephan
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5197
Timmy Failure: Mistakes were made
Take eleven year old Timmy Failure, the clueless, comically self-confident boss of the best detective agency in town, perhaps even the nation. Add his impressively lazy business partner, a very large polar bear named Total. Throw in the Failuremobile and what you have is Total Failure, Inc, a global enterprise destined to make Timmy so rich, his mother won't have to stress out about the bills anymore.
ISBN 9780763660505
Series Timmy Failure series (6 books)
Publisher Candlewick Press, 2013
Pastis, Stephan
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20463
Timmy Failure: Now look what you've done
When Timmy Failure's school announces a detective contest, Timmy considers it a personal insult. Because Timmy is the founder, president and CEO of the greatest detective agency in the town, probably the country. Perhaps the world. Now Timmy only has one week to solve the biggest case of the millennium and he is facing some obstacles. Like his partner, Total, a fifteen-hundred-pound polar bear.
ISBN 9781406356342
Series Timmy Failure series (6 books)
Publisher Walker Books, 2014
Pastis, Stephan
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Timmy Failure: Sanitized for your protection
Timmy is forced to hit the road in a cross-country trip that includes Timmy's mom, the polar bear called Total, Doorman Dave, and smells-like-a-tangerine criminal mastermind, Molly Moskins. It's a world gone mad, where good becomes bad, and Timmy Failure is a condemned man.
ISBN 9780763680923
Series Timmy Failure series (6 books)
Publisher Candlewick Press, 2015
Pastis, Stephan
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5993
Timmy Failure: The book you're not supposed to have
This book was never meant to exist. No one needs to know the details. Just know that there is a Merry, a Larry, a missing tooth and a teachers' strike that is crippling Timmy Failure's academic future. Worst of all, Timmy is banned from detective work. It's a conspiracy of buffoons. He recorded everything in his private notebook but, then, the manuscript was stolen. If this book gets out, he will be grounded for life. Or, maybe longer.
ISBN 9780763690045
Series Timmy Failure series (6 books)
Publisher Candlewick Press, 2016
Pastis, Stephan
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Timmy Failure: The cat stole my pants
Everyone's favourite best worst detective is back! Timmy is in Key West, Florida, ostensibly for the honeymoon of his mother and Doorman Dave, if they even got married, which Timmy doubts. Unfortunately for Timmy, crime doesn't take a holiday. And because Total has fled to Cuba, Timmy must rely on a new partner for help, Doorman Dave's nephew Emilio. Meanwhile, a surprise newcomer shows up in Timmy's life and, as if things couldn't get more hectic, Timmy's pants have been stolen by a six-toes cat.
ISBN 9781406377163
Series Timmy Failure series (6 books)
Publisher Candlewick Press, 2017
Pastis, Stephan
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Timmy Failure: We meet again
If you are one of the three people in the world who haven't read the prior volumes of my memoir, let me sum them up. My name is Failure. Timmy Failure. And, my detective agency is on the verge of global domination. And, yet, the gods keep throwing me curveballs. But, one thing is for sure, Timmy Failure will be triumphant again.
ISBN 9781406356748
Series Timmy Failure series (6 books)
Publisher Walker Books, 2014
Pastis, Stephan
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85049
Toad away
A heroic tale of one slightly squashed cane toad's travels across oceans, continents and some really busy roads.
ISBN 9780143300472
Series Toad series (5 books)
Publisher Puffin Australia, 2008
Gleitzman, Morris
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20941
Toad delight
Even more desperate to save his family from ending up on his stack of squashed relatives, Limpy takes his quest to the airwaves. When a TV cooking show kidnaps Goliath to be their main ingredient, Limpy sets out to rescue him. He ends up on camera himself and must try to use his fifteen minutes of fame to get humans to lay off the cane-toad squashing.
ISBN 9780143309239
Series Toad series (5 books)
Publisher Penguin Books Australia, 2016
Gleitzman, Morris
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4175
Toad heaven
A stirring saga of one slightly squashed cane toad's dreams of a safe place and what happens when he wakes up.
ISBN 9780141308807
Series Toad series (5 books)
Publisher Puffin Australia, 2008
Gleitzman, Morris
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417
Toad rage
A young cane toad can't understand why humans dislike cane toads so much and sets out to prove how nice they really are.
ISBN 9780141306551
Series Toad series (5 books)
Publisher Puffin Australia, 1999
Gleitzman, Morris
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Toad series
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Series Toad series (5 books)
Various
No book cover.
4913
Toad surprise
A wart-tingling escapade of one slightly squashed cane toad's hunt for friendship and the surprising place he finds it.
ISBN 9780141326948
Series Toad series (5 books)
Publisher Puffin Australia, 2008
Gleitzman, Morris
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660190
Toffle Towers: Fully booked
Toffle Towers hotel has been run by a Toffle for over one hundred years - and it's about to be inherited by the next generation. Chegwin Toffle is only ten years old. But he isn't going to let that stop him from turning this run-down hotel into a success. Chegwin is determined to transform Toffle Towers from a boring hotel for grown-ups into an incredibly exciting destination for children (and their families). But running a hotel isn't easy. Chegwin has a lot to learn, and his tendency to drift off into daydreams isn't helping. Chegwin has plenty of ideas. But can he turn his madcap daydreams into reality?
ISBN 9780143795421
Publisher Puffin Australia, 2019
Harris, Tim & Foley, James (ill)
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568901
Tom Weekly: My life and other failed experiments
Discover what happens when you mix one kid with nine attack possums. Observe the result of a guinea pig hostage situation. Learn from my get-rich-quick scheme to put Australia's angriest ice-cream man out of business. Get ready to judge the world's deadliest fruitcake competition. And if I survive it all, let's call the experiment a success. More handy stuff inside: 1. Tips on avoiding household chores 2. Weird facts about guinea pigs 3. How to eat a car
ISBN 9780143781615
Series My life Tom Weekly series (6 of 5)
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2018
Bancks, Tristan & Gordon, Gus (ill)
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23008
Tom Weekly: My life and other stuff I made up
I'm Tom Weekly. This is a nail-biting - make that toe-biting - thrill ride through my life. This is where I pour out whatever's inside my head. Like the time a bloodthirsty magpie out to get me. Or when I had to eat Vegemite off my sister's big toe. And don't forget the day I ate 67 hot dogs in ten minutes. My life gets a bit weird sometimes but that's how I roll. Top 3 reasons to read this book: 1. Cures for nits 2. Hover underpants 3. Instructions for teleporting
ISBN 9780143790082
Series My life Tom Weekly series (1 of 5)
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2018
Bancks, Tristan & Gordon, Gus (ill)
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587797
Top secret undercover notes of Buttons McGinty, Book 1, The
Buttons McGinty is just your average 12 year old boy, living an easy and carefree existence. That is, until his parents mysteriously disappear and he is transported to a strange school located on a deserted island. Upon arrival, Buttons quickly learns that he must uncover his parents' whereabouts whilst avoiding the suspicion of his evil new principal. Along the way, Buttons meets new friends and is faced with a host of incredible obstacles, including sinister teachers and a genetically enhanced owl!
ISBN 9781775434979
Publisher Scholastic New Zealand, 2018
Darby, Rhys
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17906
Tourist trap
Edgar and Ellen set out to thwart the mayor's plans by sabotaging a visiting tour of VIPs with monster attacks, insect sandwiches and even a devilishly clever scheme involving the biggest piece of French toast in the universe.
ISBN 9781582461113
Series Edgar & Ellen series (2 of 6)
Publisher Hodder Headline Australia Pty Ltd, 2004
Ogden, Charles
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38563
Tracy Lacy for classy captain
Remember how I was ABSOLUTELY CERTAIN, well pretty sure, probably about 99.7% sure, that I maybe, nearly, might actually get through High School like a normal person? Well SHOCK, HORROR, its not going exactly as I planned . . . Its BETTER!' Tracy Lacy has made it to high school, and Tracy is the king, the queen, AND the star of the schoolshes going to be CLASSY CAPTAIN! (Go Tracy!) Alright, lets face it, it all goes to her head and its a COMPLETE DISASTER. The question is; will her friends stand by her this time?
ISBN 9781760275969
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2017
Lacy, Tania & McDonald, Danielle (ill)
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12620
Tracy Lacy is completely coo-coo bananas
I'm absolutely certain, well pretty sure, probably about 99.7% sure, that I maybe, nearly, might actually get through high school like a normal person. Follow the comedic horror of Tracy Lacy's discovery that her perfect plan for being normal is ruined, and the hilarious list of things to fix about herself, as she counts down the days to the start of high school. Is Tracy going to be able to overcome her completely coo-coo bananas-ness?
ISBN 9781760279820
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2016
Lacy, Tania & McDonald, Danielle (ill)
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23280
Treasure fever
Mr Brainfright is a new teacher at Northwest Southeast Central School and Grade Five, including Henry McThrottle, are not sure what to make of him. His lessons, like how to breathe without falling out of a window, are certainly different. Henry's class is amazed to discover pirates, buried treasure, sliding on banana skins and how to really annoy a teacher.
ISBN 9780330423892
Series Schooling around series (1 of 4)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2008
Griffiths, Andy
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861495
Treehouse tales
WARNING DO NOT READ THIS BOOK! IT CONTAINS 13 OF THE SILLIEST TALES ANDY AND TERRY HAVE EVER TOLD. TALES SO SILLY THEY COULD BREAK YOUR BRAIN*. YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED. PUT IT DOWN. PUT IT DOWN NOW. BY ORDER OF THE STORY POLICE. *Unless you don't have one, in which case please disregard this warning.
ISBN 9781760987275
Series The treehouse series (9 books)
Publisher Pan MacMillan, 2022
Griffiths, Andy & Denton, Terry (ill)
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7111
Trouble with
World-famous television interviewer, Harpo Whiney, has left the comfort of her studio and ventured to Average Primary School to interview Samantha Smithers. Sam has nominated those fifth-graders, Jesse Harrison and Harry Harvard, in a worldwide contest to find the worst-behaved children.
ISBN 9781420278255
Series Get real series (3 of 10)
Publisher Macmillan Education Australia Pty Ltd, 2009
Kettle, Phil & Webb, Melissa (ill)
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500
Turn in the grave, A
Young Danny writes a fan email to a deceased horror writer, which enables him to put a hex on his horrid stepmother.
ISBN 9780746060278
Publisher Usborne Publishing Ltd, 2004
Bowvayne, A E & Snow, Alan (ill)
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27734
Turners, The
Leo Lennox has a very disappointing thirteenth birthday and an epic problem. Rather than catching the eye of the lovely Lily across the library or hanging out with his buddy Jinx, or even just having a quiet evening with his father and annoying, big sister, Leo has grown a very uncomfortable, quite itchy tail and gained a craving for mice. Something is not right.
ISBN 9780734416629
Publisher Hachette Children's Books, 2016
Elliot, Mick
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29159
Turners, The: Camp freakout
Thirteen year old Leo Lennox has made a massive mistake. The secret that his shape-shifter ancestors have kept hidden for thousands of years is now in danger of being discovered. Leo insisted on going to school camp but he's surrounded every minute of every day by his classmates, including his secret crush and two terrifying bullies. Leo's about to find out just how much he still has to learn about transforming. But, when he discovers a fiendish plot, Leo realises that surviving camp is going to be the least of his worries.
ISBN 9780734416636
Publisher Hachette Children's Books, 2016
Elliot, Mick
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6622
Twelve tasks of Asterix, The
Find out if Asterix can race faster than the famous Greek athlete, Asbestos, or if Obelix can throw a javelin further than Verses the Persian and how they fare against the strongest and most prestigious warriors of all, the Gladiators.
ISBN 9780752868370
Series Asterix series (34 of 41)
Publisher Orion, 2005
Goscinny, Rene & Uderzo, Albert
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1185
Twins of Tintarfell, The
Life's hard when you're an orphan stuck working in a castle all day. And, it doesn't get any easier for twins Dani and Bart when they end up separated, beyond the castle walls. They meet untold dangers and an assortment of bizarre characters, including a retired witch, a cowardly prince, an evil magician and a sarcastic giant. They not only have to save each other but Tintarfell itself.
ISBN 9781743548097
Publisher Pan MacMillan, 2016
O'Loghlin, James
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15375
Two peas in a pad
Two peas have the grooviest pad in town and hold the best parties. A funny book, jam-packed with tasty characters.
ISBN 9780734405180
Publisher Thomas C Lothian Pty Ltd, 2003
Wide, Steve & Mackintosh, Michelle (ill)
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587838
Unbelievably scary thing that happened in Huggabie Falls, The
Kipp Kindle, Tobias Treachery and Cymphany Chan live in Huggabie Falls, the weirdest town on Earth, so weirdness is pretty normal for them. But when unbelievably scary things start to happen, even Kipp, Tobias and Cymphany have trouble believing what's going on. Why is everyone running away from their worst fears and where did those fears suddenly appear from? How can a dinosaur that doesn't even exist be about to chomp Cymphany in two? And is the evil Felonious Dark reformed like he says he is, or is he the one behind the unbelievably scary happenings?
ISBN 9781925773019
Series Huggabie Falls series (2 of 3)
Publisher Text Publishing Co, 2018
Cece, Adam & Weldon, Andrew (ill)
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4062
Uncle Trev and his whistling bull
In New Zealand in the 1930s, a sickly schoolboy is in bed, trying to get over a long sickness. When his Uncle Trev arrives to let Mum go out and do the shopping. he tells one tall story after another, about the animals out on his farm, and his neighbour, Gotta Henry. But, when Mum returns, she chases Uncle Trev and his dog with her broom and threatens what she'll do to 'that man' next time he comes in.
ISBN 9781877467158
Publisher Gecko Press, 2012
Lasenby, Jack
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25053
Under town
Someone is tormenting the fine people of Nod's Limbs and, for once, it's not Edgar and Ellen.
ISBN 9780689861048
Series Edgar & Ellen series (3 of 6)
Publisher Hodder Headline Australia Pty Ltd, 2003
Ogden, Charles
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4798
Unforgettable what's his name, The
Even before all this happened, I had never been like the other kids. I tried not to be seen. If I climbed a tree or hid among the bins, no one could find me. Then, one weekend, I got what I wanted. First, I blended in with things. But, on the second day, I changed. I mean, really changed.
ISBN 9781760290856
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2016
Jennings, Paul & Smith, Craig (ill)
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Unlikely exploits series
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Series Unlikely exploits series (3 books)
Ardagh, Philip
No book cover.
4648
Upside down girl, The
Desperate to be famous, young Brittany Hu attempts to set a "McGuinness record", but ends up weightless, a condition which results in some hilarious predicaments. The tongue-in-cheek subtexts are very entertaining.
ISBN 9781865081342
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2000
D'Ath, Justin
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10019
Utterly me, Clarice Bean
Clarice Bean is starting to feel just like her favourite heroine, Ruby Redfort, schoolgirl detective. Clarice and her best friend Betty are planning to ace their book project about Ruby and win the class prize, until Betty disappears into thin air.
ISBN 9781843623045
Series Clarice Bean series (5 of 8)
Publisher Orchard Books, 2003
Topics / Year 5 easy reads /
Child, Lauren
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5913
Victor's challenge
Prince Victor must complete three challenges before Valerian's father will consider him as a suitor for her hand in marriage. Victor knows he can be brave and persistent but he is very worried about the cleverness test. When your heart is pure and true, anything can happen even where fierce dragons and enchanted mountains are concerned.
ISBN 9781921150326
Series Victor series (5 of 2)
Publisher Walker Books, 2009
Freeman, Pamela & Gamble, Kim (ill)
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439
Victor's quest
Prince Victor of Serendipity solves some sticky problems like finding the princess. Fortunately, he is aided by his horse, Quince, who is smarter than Victor.
ISBN 9781862912861
Series Victor series (3 of 2)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 1996
Freeman, Pamela & Gamble, Kim (ill)
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846112
Warrior in my wardrobe, The
Rose has magic! She uses it for good to save injured animals in her area. Her brother, Kris, has also discovered he has magic. But Rose thinks he needs to be better at using it to help people rather than just doing magical tricks for the neighbourhood kids. She is jealous that he has learnt his skills so quickly and is VERY good! Then Kris disappears, and Rose needs to help him. Will she be strong enough? She will need to time travel and meet an old friend Merdyn to help save her brother. Will her powers be enough to defeat his kidnappers and not change history?
ISBN 9781444954395
Publisher Hachette Australia, 2021
Farnaby, Simon
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825484
Weird school
Wally Park Primary School is the weirdest school in Australia. There is no other school quite like Wally Park. The principal is the meanest, vainest one in Australia, and the Naughty Tree is like no other. Just be aware of the Out of Bounds area. You may never return.
ISBN 9781760893446
Publisher Penguin, 2021
Callinan, Damian & Thomas, Adele K (ill)
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453
What do you think, Feezal
Bean has to move to Sydney to live in a penthouse, where she can't have a dog.
ISBN 9781864484397
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 1997
Honey, Elizabeth
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18757
What's for dinner Mr Gum
Mr Gum has a brand new treat, rancid kebabs just dripping with dirty grey sauce. He just can't get enough of them. But, not everyone's happy about Mr Gum's new dinnertime arrangements and, soon, the town of Lamonic Bibber is gearing up for war. Polly and her friends must try to save the town from being torn apart.
ISBN 9781405248242
Series Mr Gum series (6 of 8)
Publisher Hardie Grant Egmont, 2014
Stanton, Andy & Tazzyman, David (ill)
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46550
Whippersnapper
Fourteen year old Gus lives and breathes basketball. When he's is in a terrible accident, Gus can't believe he's survived. But, he's woken up in the body of an old man and his own body is unconscious in intensive care. Now, he has a seventy year old wife, really bad taste in clothes, his friends don't recognise him and his family thinks he's crazy. Gus just wants to be fourteen again and play basketball.
ISBN 9780143306092
Publisher Puffin Australia, 2011
Arena, Felice
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457
Whipping boy, The
Jemmy must take the whippings for the royal heir, Prince Brat, but the Prince must rely on Jemmy when they both run away from the castle.
ISBN 9780060521226
Publisher Greenwillow, 2003
Fleischman, Sid
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708559
Wild robot, The
Unlike the other robots who washed ashore, Roz survived. Activated but alone and unsure of what to do, she works to understand the animals around her and how to survive. Survival is not enough for Roz. She also wants to learn how to make friends and become a part of life on the island but her robot makers might stand in the way.
ISBN 9781848127272
Publisher Little, Brown & Co, 2016
Brown, Peter
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568011
Wish for a witch
Elsie Pickles has returned to her mundane life after living for a week with unconventional witch, Magenta Sharp. She loves her family and her dad's shop, but life is seeming rather dull until her magical friend needs her help again. Will Elsie be able to help Magenta save her magic licence and deal with some wayward magical creatures?
ISBN 9781471160936
Publisher Simon & Schuster, 2018
Umansky, Kaye & King, Ashley (ill)
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5181
Witch for a week
When Elsie offers to house sit the home of local witch Magenta she has no idea what she's getting herself into. Left with a talking raven and a scruffy dog for company, a magical tower that has a mind of its own and a book of instructions what could possibly go wrong? But Elsie soon finds out that looking after Magenta's home isn't as easy as she first thought. Does she have what it takes to be a witch for a week?
ISBN 9781471160905
Publisher Simon & Schuster, 2017
Umansky, Kaye & King, Ashley (ill)
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38097
World's worst children 2, The
It appears there are more Worst Children in this world than was first expected. This is a collection of ten shocking short stories about children who are rude, disgusting and nasty. Children you are going to wish you never knew existed. Children you wish you would never have to meet. Stories that will make you snort with laughter and look at your classmates more carefully now.
ISBN 9780008259679
Series World's worst series (2 of 3)
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, UK, 2017
Walliams, David & Ross, Tony (ill)
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31945
World's worst children 3, The
A collection of short stories about disgusting children, naughty children, and unusual children. The stories include triplets who eat snot, ear wax and belly button fluff, a stuck up boy who thinks he should win everything and a girl who throws such loud tantrums, we can hear them in Australia all the way from England!
ISBN 9780008304607
Series World's worst series (3 of 3)
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, UK, 2018
Walliams, David & Ross, Tony (ill)
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37882
World's worst children, The
Are you ready to meet the World's Worst Children? Five beastly boys and five gruesome girls! Like Sofia Sofa- a TV super-fan so stuck to the sofa that she's turning into one! Or Dribbling Drew- a boy whose drool gets him into trouble on a school trip! And not forgetting Blubbering Bertha- a girl who bawls and tells terrible tales! Also featuring a special appearance from fan-favourite Raj!
ISBN 9780008197049
Series World's worst series (1 of 3)
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, UK, 2016
Walliams, David & Ross, Tony (ill)
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983002

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World's worst monsters, The
"Dare you enter the world of MONSTERS? The beloved World's Worst series has captivated millions of readers. You've met the world's worst children, the world's worst parents, the world's worst teachers and the world's worst pets - but are you ready for the world's worst monsters? If you don't like ghosts, ogres, zombies, vampires, aliens, werewolves or mummies, DO NOT READ THIS BOOK. Laugh along to these ten terrifying tales of marvellous monsters, brought to you by David Walliams, and illustrated in glorious technicolour by Adam Stower.
ISBN 9780008581633
Publisher HarperCollins Children's Books, 2023
Walliams, David & Stower, Adam (ill)
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723177
World's worst parents, The
Do you think your parents are embarrassing? These ten ridiculously silly parents are so annoying you will think yours are angels in comparison. Pinch your nose for Peter Pong, the man with the stinkiest feet in the world; jump out of the way of Harriet Hurry, the fastest mum on two wheels; watch out for Monty Monopolize, the dad who takes all his kids' toys; and oh no, it's Supermum! Brandishing a toilet brush, a mop and a very bad homemade outfit!
ISBN 9780008430306
Series World's worst series (3 books)
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, UK, 2020
Walliams, David & Ross, Tony (ill)
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871539
World's worst pets, The
These ten tales of the world's craziest creatures will have you shaking with laughter. You'll never look at pets in the same way again! Marvel at Houdini, the magician's rabbit. Take a trip around the world with Zoom, the supersonic tortoise. Gasp at the chaos created by Griselda, a grizzly bear with a big secret. And RUN FOR YOUR LIVES! It's Furp, the monstrous goldfish! Good pets, bad pets, supervillain pets, pets as big as a house and pets that could eat you in one gulp - these are the most hilarious and horrendous animals around.
ISBN 9780008499778
Series World's worst series (3 books)
Publisher HarperCollins Australia, 2021
Walliams, David & Stower, Adam (ill)
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World's worst series
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Series World's worst series (3 books)
Various
No book cover.
660764
World's worst teachers, The
Think your teachers are bad? Wait till you meet this lot. These ten tales of the world's most splendidly sinister teachers will have you running for the school gates. Dr Dread teaches science and is half man, half monster... Watch out for the ghastly Miss Seethe. She is ALWAYS furious -- and she's on a detention rampage. And as for Phobe, he's a teacher with a real difference. He is bone - shakingly terrified of... children!
ISBN 9780008363994
Publisher HarperCollins Children's Books, 2019
Walliams, David & Ross, Tony (ill)
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X-zone series
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Series X-zone series (48 books)
Bancks, Tristan
No book cover.
15376
You wouldn't want to be a slave in ancient Greece
Through humour, this book provides snapshots of ancient Greece from a slave's point of view.
ISBN 9780750232531
Publisher Hodder Children's Books (Australia), 2001
Macdonald, Fiona & Antram, David (ill)
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14022
You're a bad man, Mr Gum
Mr Gum is a truly nasty old man. He's absolutely grimsters. But this book is not just about him. There is also a little girl called Polly, an evil butcher, heroes and sweets and stuff, and Jake the dog, who must be saved from terrible, terrible evil.
ISBN 9781405223102
Series Mr Gum series (1 of 8)
Publisher Egmont Childrens, 2006
Stanton, Andy & Tazzyman, David (ill)
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846117
Zombies vs the Illuminati
Three 12-year-old boys and the world's sassiest teenage girl join forces to defeat the zombie hordes before the world is plunged into a new Dark Age. The quartet's weapons of choice? A light-sabre that doesn't have any batteries, a sack of doorknobs, and a non-existent Pegasus. What could possibly go wrong?
ISBN 9781925804874
Publisher Ford Street Publishing, 2021
Larkin, John & Lin, Matt (ill)
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