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379
45 & 47 Stella Street and everything that happened
The families and friends who live in Stella Street lead fascinating lives.
ISBN 9781865080901
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2000
Honey, Elizabeth
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44497
48 hours: Vanishing, The
Jazz always wanted to be a detective, and now she has no choice! Her best friend Anika has been kidnapped over a 20 year old mystery. Can the annoying school rebel help her link the clues, within the first 48 hours?
ISBN 9781743629758
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2017
Lord, Gabrielle
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41094
Adventures of Stunt Boy and his amazing wonder dog Blindfold
Everyone said his dad's motorbike crash was an accident but he doesn't believe them, not even for a second, and Stunt Boy is going to prove it. With his amazing wonder dog Blindfold and his best friend Benny, Stunt Boy has to find out who is trying to sabotage their Stoked Stunt Circus and stop them.
ISBN 9781742613673
Publisher Pan MacMillan, 2014
Barr, Lollie
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4263
Agent nomad: Deadly magic
After their mission in London, Nomad, Riff, Phoenix and Orbit are back at HELIX, training to master their magic. But things have changed. Nomad's secret is out. Her peers know she is a Witness; a sorcerer with the rare ability to read others' magic. This causes ripples at HQ, especially when it means that Steel, the most popular cadet in her class, is no longer the centre of attention. But there are greater threats than new rivals. When the cadets are sent to New Zealand to investigate a top-secret case, they find themselves in more danger than they bargained for. With no one to trust and time running out, it's a race to stop the Inductors before they have enough power to destroy HELIX for good.
ISBN 9780143780403
Publisher Penguin Random House Australia, 2017
Melki-Wegner, Skye
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12879
Agent Nomad: Eleventh hour, The
Spies. Secrets. Sorcery. Natalie Palladino was a normal fifteen-year-old, at a normal school, about to face a normal maths test. Now her codename is Nomad, and she's training to become a secret agent for HELIX. No one can know that sorcery exists. No one can know that HELIX protects humanity from the Inductors. And no one can know that Nomad is a Witness, with a dangerous magical gift. The Inductors are hunting her. If they find her, they will kill her. But there's a traitor inside HELIX, and only a Witness can identify them. The problem is, Nomad hasn't mastered her powers. She can't levitate, fight or wield magic like her fellow recruits. If she's the only hope to stop a sorcerous bomb being detonated, the world is in trouble. The eleventh hour is coming . . .
ISBN 9780143780151
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2017
Melki-Wegner, Skye
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Amelia Dee and the peacock lamp
The large old house where Amelia, a young and talented writer lives, holds a secret that is linked to the origins of a rare brass lamp, decorated with animals and peacocks.
ISBN 9781741753011
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2007
Hirsch, Odo
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Apprentice witch, The
Arianwyn fails her witch's assessment. To the delight of her arch-rival, Gimma, Arianwyn is awarded the dull bronze disc of an apprentice and, in disgrace, sent to protect the remote, dreary town of Lull. But, Arianwyn's new life is far from boring. Dark spirits and strange creatures creep out of the wood. And just as Arianwynn starts to get her feet under her, shadows start to creep into her own magic.
ISBN 9781910655153
Publisher Chicken House, 2016
Nicol, James
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Archie Greene and the magician's secret
On his twelfth birthday, Archie Greene receives a mysterious present, an old book, written in a language he doesn't recognise. It comes with a Summoning - Archie must travel to Oxford to return the book to the Secret Library. But, the magical book under Archie's protection is dangerous, and dark spirits hunt it out. In this magical world, bookshelves are enchanted, librarians are sorcerers and spells come to life.
ISBN 9780571309054
Publisher Faber & Faber, 2014
Everest, D D
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21766
Blood hound
The wife of anchorman Dermot O'Flannery dies during a bungled burglary and the killer is never caught. Poppy and Graham are dog walking for her neighbour when a malicious prank is played on their fellow dog walkers, Poppy and Graham find themselves crossing paths with Dermot O'Flannery, with lethal consequences.
ISBN 9781406328974
Series Poppy Fields series (9 of 9)
Publisher Walker Books, 2011
Landman, Tanya
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31613
Bob
Livy has visited her maternal grandmother before, on her farm outside of Melbourne, Victoria - but, she was only five years old then, and she can't seem to remember much. Ten year old Livy returns from the USA to visit again, with her family and new baby sister Beth-Ann. Her grandmother shows her around, reminding her of all the fun they had last time she stayed, but only Livy seems to recall a 'wrong chicken'...
ISBN 9781925603590
Publisher Text Publishing Co, 2018
Mass, Wendy & Stead, Rebecca
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Bureau of Mysteries
George Feather lives an uneventful life. That is, until he falls down a chimney and discovers the Bureau of Mysteries, an eccentric group of investigators and codebreakers who live between the floors of a hotel. George is recruited and with his partner, Imp, must follow trails of evidence and try to crack the codes left behind by the suspects. The tricky cryptic clues must be solved in time to save the city.
ISBN 9781742752143
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2012
Harper, H J & Ziersch, Nahum (ill)
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Case of the getaway gold, The
Anna and Tim find the real thief of the getaway gold.
ISBN 9780207184079
Series Skinny mysteries series (3 of 6)
Publisher HarperCollins Australia, 2006
Ball, Duncan & David, Mark (ill)
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Case of the graveyard ghost and other mysteries, The
At the cemetery, pieces of headstone have mysteriously been discovered, along with bizarre notes. When Anna and Tim stumble across a head, they prove that three heads are better than two and decide to get to the bottom of this deed.
ISBN 9780207200441
Series Skinny mysteries series (1 of 6)
Publisher HarperCollins Australia, 2005
Ball, Duncan & David, Mark (ill)
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Case of the midnight zappers, The
Tim and Anna's house has been zapped. A gang of graffiti artists have been painting houses in Possum Creek with the huge letters ""ZAP"". The obvious suspects are the local gang called the Zappers, but Tim and Anna aren't so sure.
ISBN 9780207184086
Series Skinny mysteries series (4 of 6)
Publisher HarperCollins Australia, 1994
Ball, Duncan & David, Mark (ill)
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1079
Case of the Runaway Bullet, The
A skinny mysteries book.
ISBN 9780207184512
Series Skinny mysteries series (5 of 6)
Publisher Angus & Robertson (HarperCollins), 1995
Ball, Duncan & David, Mark (ill)
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Case of the vampire's wire, The
Anna and Tim help solve three separate mysteries. A visit to the museum, a night at the theatre and a dinner invitation all present mysteries that need to be solved.
ISBN 9780207200458
Series Skinny mysteries series (6 of 6)
Publisher Angus & Robertson (HarperCollins), 1994
Ball, Duncan & David, Mark (ill)
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Case of the walkabout clock, The
Mrs Wagner's antique clock has gone walkabout. Clocks are not supposed to be able to walk but there seems to be no other explanation.
ISBN 9780207182976
Series Skinny mysteries series (2 of 6)
Publisher HarperCollins Australia, 2005
Ball, Duncan & David, Mark (ill)
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43970
Certain death
When the circus comes to town, Poppy Fields and best friend Graham, soon discover that the certain death promised on the posters is no joke. With one person dead and the circus performers still in grave danger, the pair will have to work fast to discover who's firing the shots.
ISBN 9781406323726
Series Poppy Fields series (6 of 9)
Publisher Wakefield Press, 2010
Landman, Tanya
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82529
Dead ball
A Russian billionaire and a mystery Englishman fix an important match in Russia's favour, by intimidating the England goalie, Alex Finn. But, Alex goes against their wishes and has an 'accidental' car crash, which puts him out of the return game. Something is going on with England's replacement goalie and Danny mixes with the criminals of the footballing underworld as he tries to unravel the match-fixing mystery.
ISBN 9780141323688
Series Foul play series (2 of 5)
Publisher Puffin UK, 2010
Palmer, Tom
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Dead funny
I was dead excited about my first trip to America. But, then, people started getting themselves killed in really weird ways. Nothing made sense until Graham and I investigated, then the murders seemed to tie together as neatly as a string of sausages. A little too neatly.
ISBN 9781406314618
Series Poppy Fields series (2 of 9)
Publisher Walker Books, 2009
Landman, Tanya
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12342
Deep water
Tori has heard a dog howling. He is not sure if he imagined it or if it is, as his cousin Bronte says, Axle's ghost. Thinking that, perhaps Axle could be alive after all. Tori sets out to solve the mystery but discovers more than he expected to find.
ISBN 9780143300304
Publisher Penguin, 2003
Forrestal, Elaine
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DemiChat and the Kent Street mystery
Lord Flannery is a beagle, recently retired from Scotland Yard's dog squad. Flannery meets DemiChat, an exotic cat, who spends her time watching old Sherlock Holmes movies. She is most impressed with Flannery's real life crime experiences. When they see suspicious activity on a building site opposite, the pair set off in pursuit of a kidnapper and find themselves in Paris and Rome.
ISBN 9781921642357
Publisher Sid Harta Publishers, 2010
Brisland, Toni
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Disappearing act
Matt Cooper is twelve, and spends his time honing his magic skills and tricks. His great-grandfather, Mattheus, was a magician whose career came to a disastrous end when a trick he performed backfired. What neither Matt nor Mattheus realise is that there's an even older story behind the failure of Mattheus' disappearing trick.
ISBN 9780732295752
Publisher Angus & Robertson (HarperCollins), 2014
Moloney, James
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Dying to be famous
Poppy Fields and her best friend, Graham, are astonished to be given parts in a musical production of The Wizard of Oz. Even more astonishing is the series of murders that occurs at the theatre, targeting the leading lady. When Poppy and Graham investigate, little do they know that they are next on the murderer's list.
ISBN 9781406314625
Series Poppy Fields series (3 of 9)
Publisher Walker Books, 2010
Landman, Tanya
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Elizabeth and Zenobia
Timid Elizabeth and her unusual, fearless friend, Zenobia, arrive at Witheringe House, the old manor where Elizabeth's father and his beloved sister, Tourmaline, lived as children. Peculiar things begin to happen, especially in the forbidden East Wing. Sometimes, the flowers and vines of the wallpaper seem to be alive. A mirror has a surface like the water of a pond and an old book tells a different story after midnight. Zenobia is thrilled by the strangeness but Elizabeth is not so bold. Until she makes a mysterious and terrifying discovery.
ISBN 9781925355031
Publisher Text Publishing Co, 2016
Miller, Jessica
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Emily Eyefinger
Imaginative tale about Emily who has an extra eye on the tip of her finger. This is how it all began.
ISBN 9780207196041
Series Emily Eyefinger series (1 of 13)
Publisher HarperCollins Australia, 1997
Ball, Duncan
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9711
Emily Eyefinger and the balloon bandits
Emily is climbing out of a hot air balloon basket when three masked people jump in and make off with the balloon, but Emily is still hanging on to the ladder. Somehow Emily must survive the flight and catch the robbers.
ISBN 9780207199400
Series Emily Eyefinger series (7 of 13)
Publisher HarperCollins Australia, 2003
Ball, Duncan
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15546
Emily Eyefinger and the black volcano
An imaginative tale about Emily who has an extra eye on the tip of her finger. Emily must unravels the mystery of the missing Mint money and she save a village from an erupting volcano.
ISBN 9780207198816
Series Emily Eyefinger series (4 of 13)
Publisher HarperCollins Australia, 2000
Ball, Duncan
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15547
Emily Eyefinger and the city in the sky
Emily would never use the extra eye at the end of her finger to cheat at cards or hide-and-seek, but she can find lost objects and reform the class bully. She can even help Great Aunt Olympia find an ancient city in the sky.
ISBN 9780207200670
Series Emily Eyefinger series (10 of 13)
Publisher HarperCollins Australia, 1997
Ball, Duncan
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5502
Emily Eyefinger and the devil bones
Emily, the girl with the eye in her finger, finds the bones of an ancient, extinct mouse, that was as big as an elephant and terrified the cats of its day. But the so-called 'devil bones' go missing.
ISBN 9780207197758
Series Emily Eyefinger series (6 of 13)
Publisher HarperCollins Australia, 2002
Ball, Duncan
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12542
Emily Eyefinger and the ghost ship
Emily Eyefinger's parents were shocked when Emily was born with an eye on the end of her finger but Emily has discovered that an eye on the end of her finger can be very handy, especially in these adventures.
ISBN 9780207198694
Series Emily Eyefinger series (8 of 13)
Publisher HarperCollins Australia, 2004
Ball, Duncan
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1587
Emily Eyefinger and the lost treasure
Having an eye at the end of her finger gets Emily into all sorts of adventures. When people ask her if she likes having an eye on the end of her finger, Emily says, 'On the one hand I like it. But on the other I don't.'
ISBN 9780207196034
Series Emily Eyefinger series (3 of 13)
Publisher HarperCollins Australia, 1997
Ball, Duncan
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Emily Eyefinger and the puzzle in the jungle
Emily uses the finger to see out of the back half of a horse suit, catch a quiz cheat and even to solve an ancient puzzle. Along the way she has lots of fun and adventure.
ISBN 9780207199035
Series Emily Eyefinger series (9 of 13)
Publisher HarperCollins Australia, 2005
Ball, Duncan
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Emily Eyefinger and the secret from the sea
Emily is chased by gargoyles in Paris, rescues a runaway movie star, disguises herself as a baby elephant and outsmarts a master criminal.
ISBN 9780732293154
Series Emily Eyefinger series (11 of 13)
Publisher Angus & Robertson (HarperCollins), 2012
Ball, Duncan
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Emily Eyefinger series
Any two titles read from this series can be included as official Challenge books; up to five more titles can be included as your personal choice books. To see the individual book titles and their PRC ID numbers, go to the Series lists on the Booklists page on the website. Or, you can search for a series name or the individual titles by using the Search function on the top left hand corner of the screen.
Series Emily Eyefinger series (13 books)
Ball, Duncan
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5313
Emily Eyefinger's alien adventure
The girl with the eye on the tip of her finger is back - and looking into some tricky situations.
ISBN 9780207197239
Series Emily Eyefinger series (5 of 13)
Publisher HarperCollins Australia, 2001
Ball, Duncan
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1589
Emily Eyefinger: secret agent
When Emily Eyefinger embarks on a secret mission, to reveal the identity of the elusive King Crim, she has the most exciting and dangerous adventure of all.
ISBN 9780207196027
Series Emily Eyefinger series (2 of 13)
Publisher HarperCollins Australia, 1997
Ball, Duncan
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46045
Everafter war, The
Concludes the dramatic cliff hanger that ended book six. Sabrina and Daphne's prayers are finally answered when their parents are awoken from their sleeping spell. But, their happy reunion is short-lived when they are caught in the middle of a war between The Scarlet Hand and Prince Charming's Everafter army.
ISBN 9780810983557
Series Sisters Grimm series (7 of 7)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2008
Buckley, Michael & Ferguson, Peter (ill)
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41694
Extraordinary education of Nicholas Benedict, The
Nine year old Nicholas is transferred to a new orphanage called Child's End, where the children are mistreated and the place is poorly run. Nicholas learns that the former owner had a treasure, which he and the orphanage director believe is hidden in the house or on the grounds. While avoiding bullies, Nicholas must put his talents to work to try and find the treasure before the director does.
ISBN 9780316176200
Series The Mysterious Benedict Society series (4 of 4)
Publisher Little, Brown & Co, 2013
Stewart, Trenton Lee
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Extreme adventures series
Any two books from this series may be read as Challenge books and up to five more can be read as personal choice books. Go to the online booklists for the PRC ID of the individual books in this series.
Series Extreme adventures series (11 books)
D'Ath, Justin
No book cover.
98697
Eyeful of Emily, An
Meet Emily Eyefinger, the girl who discovers that having an eye on the end of your finger is incredibly handy when it comes to solving puzzles, crimes and problems of all sorts.
ISBN 9780732285685
Series Emily Eyefinger series (11 of 13)
Publisher HarperCollins Australia, 2007
Ball, Duncan
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3084
Eyespy Emily Eyefinger
Contains Emily Eyefinger's alien adventure, Emily Eyefinger and the devil bones, Emily Eyefinger and the balloon bandits, Emily Eyefinger and the ghost ship.
ISBN 9780732286378
Series Emily Eyefinger series (12 of 13)
Publisher HarperCollins Australia, 2008
Ball, Duncan
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45638
Fairytale detectives, The
For Sabrina and Daphne Grimm, life hasn't been a fairytale. After the mysterious disappearance of their parents, they begin to unravel a mystery that reveals a family secret. They are descendants of the Brothers Grimm, whose famous book of fairytales is actually a history book.
ISBN 9781741690675
Series Sisters Grimm series (1 of 7)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2008
Buckley, Michael & Ferguson, Peter (ill)
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5078
Fall, the
Sam is staying with his crime reporter father as he recovers from a knee operation when he is woken shortly after 2am by loud voices arguing in the flat above. Curious he opens the window to hear more clearly when suddenly a man-sized shape falls the six floors to the garden below. Sam goes to his dad's room to wake him, only to discover that he is gone. Fearful that it may be his father lying in the garden he struggles on his crutches downstairs only to discover that there is no one there. But someone is watching Sam and now Sam is in danger too.
ISBN 9780143783053
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2017
Bancks, Tristan
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Famous horse snatched
When a famous racehorse is stolen from Zac's uncle, Zac and Hannah are in hot pursuit, tracking down the thieves who are trying to pull a fast one on the racing world. Follow the clues and the red herrings, collect the evidence and check out the suspects to solve the crime of the missing racehorse.
ISBN 9781405037327
Series Who dun it series (1 of 4)
Publisher Pan MacMillan, 2006
Holper, Paul & Torok, Simon & Axelsen, Stephen (ill)
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88016
First light
Peter is thrilled to be going to Greenland where his father studies climate change. But, on the ice cap, Peter is troubled by visions that both frighten and entice him. Thea has never seen the sun. Her people, suspected of witchcraft, retreated to a secret world deep within a glacier. As Thea dreams of a way back to the surface, Peter's search for answers takes him to her hidden world.
ISBN 9781921758256
Publisher Text Publishing Co, 2011
Stead, Rebecca
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11677
Foul play
Danny Harte is obsessed with two things, football and investigating crimes. So, when England and City footballing hero Sam Roberts is reported missing, the day after Danny saw him being taken, blindfolded, into the bowels of the City FC stadium, he's determined to get to the bottom of it. Danny may be getting into something he can't handle.
ISBN 9780141323671
Series Foul play series (1 of 5)
Publisher Puffin UK, 2010
Palmer, Tom
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Foul play series
Any two titles read from this series can be included as official Challenge books; up to five more titles can be included as your personal choice books. To see the individual book titles and their PRC ID numbers, go to the Series lists on the Booklists page on the website. Or, you can search for a series name or the individual titles by using the Search function on the top left hand corner of the screen.
Series Foul play series (5 books)
Palmer, Tom
No book cover.
21383
Frankie Fox girl spy: Operation boy band
Agent Frankie Fox is undercover, visiting an international kid's robotics competition. She's investigating the evil Alliance's robot army, when she discovers that the world's number one boy band is brainwashing kids to serve the Alliance. To try and save the day, Frankie will need to solve puzzles, deprogram evil robots and sneak backstage at a concert. But, her best friend won't forgive her if she breaks up the band.
ISBN 9780734415707
Publisher Lothian Books, 2015
Poshoglian, Yvette & Davis, Jacqui (ill)
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16169
Frankie Fox girl spy: Ready, set, spy
Frankie Fox has realised she is being trained to be a spy. She has a spy manual which helps her learn to solve problems and use cool technology. When Frankie's billionaire inventor dad is kidnapped by a mysterious, evil group, the Alliance, it's up to Frankie to get him back. She'll have to solve mind-bending puzzles and work head-spinning gadgets to do it. Frankie must move quickly from school kid to super spy.
ISBN 9780734415684
Publisher Lothian Books, 2015
Poshoglian, Yvette & Davis, Jacqui (ill)
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39611
Fuzzy mud
Tamaya and Marshall walk to and from school together. But, to avoid Chad, the school bully, they decide to go through the off-limits woods. The next day, Chad doesn't turn up at school. No one knows where he is and Tamaya's arm is covered in a burning, itchy wound. A chain of events follows and, as the authorities and the United States Senate become involved, what they uncover might affect the future of the world.
ISBN 9781408864746
Publisher Bloomsbury, 2015
Sachar, Louis
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Gerander series, The: Secret of Zanzibar, The
Time is running out as Queen Eugenia prepares to crown herself as absolute ruler of Greater Gerander. Alistair and Tibby Rose travel on a daring mission into dangerous territory to stop her. Alice and Alex risk their lives by returning to the enemy stronghold. They must act now to restore Zanzibar to the throne or lose their homeland forever. But, Zanzibar has a secret and it may cost Alistair his life.
ISBN 9780733330650
Series The Gerander trilogy series (3 of 3)
Publisher ABC Books, 2015
Watts, Frances
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54724
Gerander trilogy, The: Song of the Winns, The
Alex, Alice and Alistair are triplets who think they are just three ordinary mice until Alistair mysteriously vanishes. Then, Alex and Alice learn a secret about their family, a secret which means Alistair's life is in danger unless they can find him first. So begins a hair-raising journey as Alex and Alice try to outrun enemy agents in a desperate race against time.
ISBN 9780733327865
Series The Gerander trilogy series (1 of 3)
Publisher ABC Books, 2010
Watts, Frances
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13092
Gerander trilogy, The: Spies of Gerander, The
Alex, Alice and Alistair are triplet mice. With their country in danger, Alice and Alex are sent on an undercover mission, right into the heart of enemy territory. Meanwhile, Alistair and his friend, Tibby Rose, set out to rescue Alistair's parents from a remote island prison. But, someone is determined to stop them, someone who knows their every move. It seems there is a traitor.
ISBN 9780733329142
Series The Gerander trilogy series (2 of 3)
Publisher ABC Books, 2011
Watts, Frances
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Ghost club series
Any two books from this series may be read as Challenge books and up to five more can be read as personal choice books. Go to the online booklists for the PRC ID of the individual books in this series.
Series Ghost club series (3 books)
Abela, Deborah
No book cover.
808
Ghost club: a Transylvanian tale
Ghost trackers Angeline and Edgar are off to their first Ghost Club Convention in Transylvania, where a ghost is causing chaos, even with the most famous of ghost catchers around, Ripley Granger.
ISBN 9781742758534
Series Ghost club series (3 of 3)
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2013
Abela, Deborah
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18541
Ghost of a chance
Ling and her friends find their beach holiday has some mysteries in store. Ling is visited at the same time each night by a girl ghost. When she feels the ghost needs her help, a race begins to solve the ghost's problem. The children soon realise any danger they will face is not with the ghost.
ISBN 9780207200632
Publisher HarperCollins Australia, 2007
Panckridge, Michael & Harvey, Pam
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9246
Ghost of Thomas Kempe, The
The ghost of a 17th century sorcerer attempts to recruit James Harrison as his apprentice.
ISBN 9780749707910
Publisher Egmont Childrens, 1992
Lively, Penelope
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Giant's necklace, The
It's the final day of the holidays, and Cherry resolves to collect the last few shells she needs to complete her necklace. She's determined it will be fit for a giant. Then the clouds roll in and the sea becomes a writhing grey monster and Cherry is cut off from the shore. The only way to escape is through an old tin mine deep in the rocks, which hides a ghostly secret of those who have gone before.
ISBN 9781406357127
Publisher Walker Books, 2016
Morpurgo, Michael & Smith, Briony May (ill)
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4953
Goblins & ghosties: Stories of darkness from around the world
If you like stories that are a bit dark and creepy or make you jump when things go bump in the night then this is the book for you. Filled with traditional tales from around the world about ghosts and ghouls, the biggest problem might be getting to sleep after reading them. Including twenty-five tales about vampires, demon dogs, ghosts, brownies werewolves and much more this is a great book for all lovers of fairy tales, folk tales, and ghost stories and for those who just love the scary stuff!
ISBN 9781472913692
Publisher Bloomsbury, 2015
Pearson, Maggie
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37699
Goldfish boy, The
Matthew likes everything to be very clean and stays safe in his room to keep away from germs. He watches his neighbours but hates going outside. When a toddler goes missing Matthew is the last person to have seen him alive. Can Matthew overcome his fears, turn detective and solve the crime?
ISBN 9781407170992
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2017
Thompson, Lisa
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Goodly and Grave: In a bad case of kidnap
Employed as the new boot girl at Grave Hall, Lucy Goodly is in a tough situation. Who will take care of her well-meaning, but gambling parents? How will she get back to her beloved home, and what is REALLY going on at Grave Hall? This is book one in the Goodly and Grave trilogy, featuring magic, exotic animals, adventure and kidnapped children.
ISBN 9780008183530
Publisher HarperCollins Children's Books, 2017
Windsor, Justine
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Goodly and Grave: In a deadly case of murder
Lucy Goodly is a magician. Not a very knowledgeable one, and rather young too, but she is learning. Still in the employ of Lord Grave (and Boot Girl of Grave Hall - for all appearances), she and the members of MAAM (Magicians Against the Abuse of Magic) are investigating the thefts of magical items and soil from churchyards. Can Lucy and Lord Grave solve the mystery and stop a seriously magical plot?
ISBN 9780008183561
Publisher HarperCollins Children's Books, 2017
Windsor, Justine
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Greatest magician in the world, The
Elliot is mad about magic. Completely and utterly mad. It's all he talks about, all he thinks about, and even all he dreams about! And it's not surprising, because magic is in Elliot's blood. His great grandfather had once been known as The Greatest Magician in the World and Elliot is desperate to follow in his footsteps. But it's tricky when the only magic book in the library is missing half its pages, and there's no one around to teach you. But all that's about to change when Elliot discovers a long lost letter from his great grandfather and embarks on a magical adventure that could change his life forever!
ISBN 9781509806188
Publisher MacMillan, 2017
Edmondson, Matt & Parsons, Garry (ill)
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Grim grotto, The
On their way to find the last safe place, the Baudelaire's encounter Count Olaf, his henchmen and the Medusoid Mycelium, a deadly fungus.
ISBN 9780064410144
Series Series of unfortunate events series (11 of 13)
Publisher HarperCollins US, 2004
Snicket, Lemony
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25879
Grizzly trap
Sam Fox is on a cub scout trip to North America when their bus crashes down a canyon. Some of the group are seriously injured so Sam and two cubs set off to find help. But, Sam is thousands of kilometres from home, in the middle of the American wilderness. A wilderness full of howling wolves and a massive, unpredictable grizzly bear that's following them.
ISBN 9780143303718
Series Extreme adventures series (9 of 11)
Publisher Penguin Books Australia, 2009
D'Ath, Justin
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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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Guys read: Terrifying tales
A bone-chilling collection of eleven original ghost stories, perfect for sharing around the campfire, reading under the covers with a flashlight and scaring your friends' pants off. A creepy-fun read, if you're brave enough.
ISBN 9780062385574
Publisher HarperCollins Children's Books, 2015
Scieszka, Jon (ed) & Grimley, Gris (ill)
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8423
Gypsy magic
To solve a local robbery, three children become detectives with the assistance of some gypsy magic.
ISBN 9781862915145
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2002
Simons, Moya
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12343
Hair of the skeleton
When the residents of Tiger Beach Village claim to be visited by a ghost, Jake, Peter and Ruby set up a stake-out to catch the ghoul. Their surprise to find that the ghost is definitely not dead soon turns to determination to figure out who it is.
ISBN 9780864615534
Publisher Koala Books, 2003
Freeman, Pamela
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68721
Head is dead, The
When Poppy Fields and her best friend, Graham, design a murder mystery trail for the school fete, it's supposed to be a bit of fun by choosing the head teacher to be the corpse at the end. But, when the first person to finish discovers that the head really is dead, Poppy and Graham set out on a real life murder trail.
ISBN 9781406314632
Series Poppy Fields series (4 of 9)
Publisher Walker Books, 2010
Landman, Tanya
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4976
Henry and the guardians of the lost
The yellow letter arrived on a Saturday, otherwise Henry would have been at school. The envelope was such a bright, sunny colour, no one would have believed that it contained a bombshell. Less than 10 minutes after the arrival of the mysterious letter, Henry is on the run with his Auntie Pearl, possibly never to return home. Henry has a secret. He is twelve, but he hasn't aged a day since the moment he was thrust a hundred years into the future. Now his secret has put him in danger. His only hope is the protection of the Guardians of the Lost.
ISBN 9781405280877
Publisher Egmont Childrens, 2016
Nimmo, Jenny
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8663
Hostile hospital, The
The Baudelaire orphans are on the run after being accused of murder. They find themselves at Heimlich hospital, along with Count Olaf and his troupe, who are working to perform a 'cranioectomy'.
ISBN 9780064408660
Series Series of unfortunate events series (8 of 13)
Publisher HarperCollins Australia, 2001
Snicket, Lemony
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17139
How to be a great detective
Claudia is convinced the stain on the path is blood. That means murder and she wonders who is dead and who is the killer. Claudia sets out to gather the evidence and to bring the killer to justice, jumping to conclusions along the way.
ISBN 9780143301004
Publisher Penguin, 2004
Dubosarsky, Ursula
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17231
How to save the universe in 10 easy steps
Cooper and Molly are twins but, on the eve of his tenth birthday, Cooper discovers Molly is actually an alien sent to protect and help him fulfil his destiny. One day, he is going to save the universe. Cooper doesn't think he has any special skills so he wonders how on earth, or rather Peregrination, is he going to do it.
ISBN 9781743319000
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2014
Rushby, Allison
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28011
Incorrigible children of Ashton Place, The: hidden gallery, The
Thanks to their governess, Miss Penelope Lumley, Alexander, Beowulf and Cassiopeia are much more like children than wolf cubs now. Yet the Incorrigibles still manage to ruin Lady Constance's ball, nearly destroying the grand house. While it is being restored, they take up residence in London where clues about their, and Penelope's mysterious past, are discovered in the most unexpected ways.
ISBN 9780062366948
Series The incorrigible children of Ashton Place series (5 books)
Publisher HarperCollins US, 2011
Wood, Maryrose & Klassen, Jon (ill)
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4512
Incorrigible children of Ashton Place, The: interrupted tale, The
When an invitation to speak at her former school, the Swanburne Academy for Poor Bright Females, arrives, Penelope Lumley hopes to show off the three Incorrigible children to Miss Mortimer. But, when Penelope is asked to demonstrate the academic progress of her three wolfish students so the board can judge the true worth of their education, the future of her school and of her job as governess hang in the balance.
ISBN 9780061791239
Series The incorrigible children of Ashton Place series (5 books)
Publisher Hachette Children's Books, 2013
Wood, Maryrose & Klassen, Jon (ill)
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21864
Incorrigible children of Ashton Place, The: mysterious howling, The
Conniving Lord Fredrick has discovered three wild children, apparently raised by wolves. They are trophies, whom he names Alexander, Beowulf and Cassiopeia Incorrigible. They howl, chase squirrels and gnaw on shoes. Enter fifteen year old Penelope Lumley, charged with taming them in time for a Christmas party at Ashton Manor. She comes armed with a cherished book of poetry and her favourite fiction series.
ISBN 9780062366931
Series The incorrigible children of Ashton Place series (5 books)
Publisher HarperCollins US, 2010
Wood, Maryrose & Klassen, Jon (ill)
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8007
Incorrigible children of Ashton Place, The: unmapped sea, The
Lord Ashton is about to be a father and the wolfish curse on his family must end. Penelope takes the three Incorrigible children to Brighton, where she hopes an old sailor will help to reveal the curse. But, the Babushkinov children, the wildest creatures ever seen, are also at the beach. Penelope and the Incorrigibles wonder if it is more than mere coincidence that these untamed children have also turned up in Brighton.
ISBN 9780062110411
Series The incorrigible children of Ashton Place series (5 books)
Publisher HarperCollins US, 2015
Wood, Maryrose & Klassen, Jon (ill)
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27523
Incorrigible children of Ashton Place, The: unseen guest, The
When Lord Fredrick's long-absent mother arrives with the noted explorer Admiral Faucet, gruesome secrets tumble out of the Ashton family tree. And, when the Admiral's prized racing ostrich gets loose in the forest, the hunt is on. But, governess Penelope is worried that, once back in the wild, the children will forget about books and poetry, and go back to their howling, wolfish ways, and not want to return to Ashton Place.
ISBN 9780061791185
Series The incorrigible children of Ashton Place series (5 books)
Publisher HarperCollins US, 2012
Wood, Maryrose & Klassen, Jon (ill)
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9307
Indigo blue
Alex feels like a fish out of water in her new hometown - the sleepy little lakeside village of Boreen Point where she is reluctantly sent to live with her slightly eccentric aunt for her final year of high school. None of Alex's classmates could care less about the new girl, so Alex couldn't care less about them...or so she tries to tell herself. As a distraction from what is quickly shaping up to be a very lonely year, Alex spends her savings on a rundown little yacht and throws herself into restoring it. A curious discovery leads to the beginnings of a friendship, but it's Sam - the sailmaker's apprentice - and his mysterious ways that capture Alex's attention and force her to question what is real and what matters most.
ISBN 9780734418135
Publisher Hachette Children's Books, 2018
Watson, Jessica
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13215
Infamous
Tim Chambers has a secret. It all begins when there is a report of a sighting of a Tasmanian tiger and Tim has a plan that could make him famous. He has the best of intentions but things don't go at all according to his plan.
ISBN 9781875930036
Publisher Holy Angels, 1999
D'Ath, Justin
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14962
Iris and the tiger
Twelve year old Iris is sent to Spain to ensure that her elderly and unusual aunt leaves her fortune and sprawling estate to Iris's scheming parents. From the moment she arrives, Iris knows something isn't right and that her aunt is hiding something. There's an odd feeling around the house, where time moves slowly and Iris's eyes play tricks on her. In the wild, untamed forest, a mysterious animal moves in the shadows. When Iris discovers a painting, she sets out to uncover the animal's real identity, putting her life in terrible danger.
ISBN 9781925240795
Publisher Text Publishing Co, 2016
Hall, Leanne
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11573
Island of Dr Libris, The
Billy is spending the summer in a lakeside cabin, belonging to the mysterious Dr Libris. But, something strange is going on. Whenever he opens the books in Dr Libris' private bookcase, Billy can hear sounds coming from the island in the middle of the lake. The clash of swords, the twang of arrows and, sometimes, the ground shakes. It's almost as if the stories he's reading are coming to life. But, that's impossible.
ISBN 9780857988256
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2015
Grabenstein, Chris
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8006
Killer pass
There's been a spate of burglaries at the houses of players from Danny's favourite football club, City FC. Danny wants to know who's behind it and is on the case. But, after he checks out the crime scenes, there are newspaper reports of a young boy being seen hanging around. Danny really needs to find out who's behind these crimes and fast, so that he doesn't turn from crime detective to prime suspect.
ISBN 9780141331188
Series Foul play series (4 of 5)
Publisher Puffin UK, 2010
Palmer, Tom
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41434
Killer whale
Sam Fox is on holidays with his family in Antarctica. When their ski plane crashes, Sam and his brother are separated from the rest of the group. While they are stranded on a wobbly icefloe, a massive creature, with huge jaws and rows of jagged teeth, emerges from the deep.
ISBN 9780143303206
Series Extreme adventures series (7 of 11)
Publisher Penguin Books Australia, 2008
D'Ath, Justin
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23610
Lily in the mirror
Lily loves all things dark and mysterious. So, when she discovers a magic mirror in a locked room, it seems like a dream come true. With a new friend who needs her help and an older brother who needs to get a life, Lily will require all eleven fingers at her disposal, plus a hefty slice of Grandad's chocolate cake, to fix a long-forgotten mystery that's very close to home.
ISBN 9781925163872
Publisher Fremantle Press, 2016
Hayes, Paula
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14959
Little chef, big curse
Eleven-year-old Matty desperately wants to be a famous chef and escape his horrible aunty. His opportunity comes when a grand cook-off is held, to see who can entice the finicky princess to eat. Unwittingly, the princess is the victim of an alien curse, designed to leave a foul taste in her mouth.
ISBN 9781742832692
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2014
Cotton, Tilney
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6805
Lottery boy
Since his mother's death, Bully has lost his old life. Living rough in London with his dog, Bully can't imagine his future. But, one day, Bully finds a winning lottery ticket in the last birthday card his Mum ever gave him. It suddenly offers such hope. If only he can get to his prize on time. But, life is not that simple. Bully's struggle to survive just got a whole lot harder. They're after him on the streets, everyone wants a piece of him.
ISBN 9781406358292
Publisher Walker Books, 2015
Byrne, Michael
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26174
Love him to death
When Poppy and Graham are whisked off to a Greek island to watch musician Bill Strummer marry in the celebrity wedding of the year, they are expecting sun, sea and a hint of scandal. But, things begin to turn sour when Bill's distressed, former wife turns up, claiming that he still loves her. Then, wedding guests start to die of supposedly natural causes, and Poppy and Graham are forced to investigate.
ISBN 9781406328653
Series Poppy Fields series (8 of 9)
Publisher Walker Books, 2011
Landman, Tanya
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53078
Maddigan's quest
Garland Maddigan, twelve year old daughter of Fantasia's ringmaster, has made this trip before. The journey has frightening new challenges when three mysterious children join the travellers and sinister strangers follow them.
ISBN 9781869506025
Publisher HarperCollins NZ, 2006
Mahy, Margaret
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531
Magic and other misdemeanors
With Granny distracted by Mayor Heart's campaign against the human residents of Ferryport Landing, Sabrina and Daphne Grimm are ready to tackle a case on their own. They need to find out who is stealing the magical possessions of the most powerful Everafters in town. The villain's plans mean a grim future for the Grimms.
ISBN 9780810993587
Series Sisters Grimm series (5 of 7)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2010
Buckley, Michael & Ferguson, Peter (ill)
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9844
Magrit
Magrit lives in an abandoned cemetery. She is as forgotten as the tiny graveyard that surrounds her. One night, a passing stork drops a strange bundle into the graveyard. Master Puppet, her friend and advisor, tells her it is an awful, ugly, terrible thing and she should get rid of it. But, Magrit has other ideas.
ISBN 9781925081343
Publisher Walker Books Australia Pty Ltd, 2016
Battersby, Lee & Daoud, Amy (ill)
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Max Remy super spy series
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Series Max Remy super spy series (10 books)
Abela, Deborah
No book cover.
16778
Max Remy super spy: Blue's revenge
Blue is locked up in the world's most secure prison but that has never stopped him from making his evil plans before.
ISBN 9781740519137
Series Max Remy super spy series (6 of 10)
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2004
Abela, Deborah
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14000
Max Remy super spy: spyforce revealed
Max and Linden are a bit perplexed by how Max's imaginary, top-secret spy organisation has come to life. But they don't have too much time to think about it because Spyforce is sending them on their first mission.
ISBN 9781740517669
Series Max Remy super spy series (2 of 10)
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2002
Abela, Deborah
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13921
Max Remy super spy: the Amazon experiment
This is an insect-ridden, piranha- eating, alligator- munching, tarantula- crawling adventure through the Amazon Jungle to rescue Frond, find the Triatoma bug and return to Spyforce to save the agents.
ISBN 9781740519120
Series Max Remy super spy series (5 of 10)
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2004
Abela, Deborah
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34873
Max Remy super spy: the French code
When a leading archeologist disappears from the Louvre, the world's most famous museum, Spyforce agents, Max, Linden and Toby, are sent to France to mind his spoilt daughter.
ISBN 9781741661194
Series Max Remy super spy series (9 of 10)
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2007
Abela, Deborah
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10343
Max Remy super spy: the Hollywood mission
Another in the Max Remy super spy series. This time, Max is in Hollywood but it's not all glitz and glamour as she tackles high-speed snow chases, earthquakes and an evil plan to use the movie industry to destroy the world.
ISBN 9781740518598
Series Max Remy super spy series (4 of 10)
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2003
Abela, Deborah
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14001
Max Remy super spy: the nightmare vortex
Max and her friend Linden go to a secret venue for the Annual Spy Awards Night. Despite the remote location and extremely high security, their top secret location is discovered by Mr Blue.
ISBN 9781740518581
Series Max Remy super spy series (3 of 10)
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2004
Abela, Deborah
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2819
Max Remy super spy: the time and space machine
Eleven year old Max Remy hates almost everything and everyone except her fictitious friend, super spy Alex Crane. Max is unhappily bundled off to her country relations but finds they are not the hicks she thought they would be.
ISBN 9781740517652
Series Max Remy super spy series (1 of 10)
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2002
Abela, Deborah
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55048
Max Remy super spy: the Venice job
Venice is in danger and they've already detonated one bomb. Max, Linden and Toby join forces with a young Italian spy, Luca Cavello, to track down the culprit.
ISBN 9781741660319
Series Max Remy super spy series (7 of 10)
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2005
Abela, Deborah
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55218
Max Remy: mission in Malta
Max embarks on a seemingly easy mission to look after a scientist and his bloodsucking leeches. But, this just might be Max's most dangerous mission yet.
ISBN 9781741660654
Series Max Remy super spy series (8 of 10)
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2006
Abela, Deborah
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2887
Miserable mill, The
The Baudelaire orphans are sent to live and work in a miserable mill, where they need to be wary of the surrounding town folk.
ISBN 9780064407694
Series Series of unfortunate events series (4 of 13)
Publisher HarperCollins US, 2000
Snicket, Lemony
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36844
Mondays are murder
When Poppy Fields goes on an activity holiday to a remote Scottish island, she is looking forward to a week of climbing, hill-walking and horse riding. But, things take a bad turn when their instructor has a fatal abseiling accident. When Poppy discovers that his rope was cut, and then more instructors start to have accidents, she and best friend, Graham, suspect foul play and investigate.
ISBN 9781406314601
Series Poppy Fields series (1 of 9)
Publisher Walker Books, 2009
Landman, Tanya
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23491
Most marvellous spelling bee mystery, The
India Wimple won the Stupendously Spectacular Spelling Bee and is now invited to London for an international spelling showdown. The town of Yungabilla join forces to help her and her family travel to London. India and her family are invited to Buckingham Palace and she meets old friends and new spellers. When some mysterious incidents threaten to jeopardise the finals, the group sets out to discover who is involved and why.
ISBN 9780143786689
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2017
Abela, Deborah
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109693
Mysteries
Unlock some of the strangest mysteries in the world including the Egyptian pyramids, the lost city of Atlantis, aliens and lost treasure. Easy to access information includes unusual or amazing facts, photographs, charts and maps.
ISBN 9781865047713
Series X-zone series (48 books)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2004
Topics / Year 6 easy reads /
Van Til, Meaghan
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9190
Mysterious Benedict Society and the perilous journey, The
Mr Benedict has been kidnapped by the evil Mr Curtain so the four young members of The Mysterious Benedict Society set off to rescue him. A set of clues lands them in danger onboard an unusual ship, in a castle in Portugal and on a mysterious island, where they fall into the hands of Mr Curtain and his henchmen. Their courage and amazing talents must combine to escape every predicament.
ISBN 9781906427146
Series The Mysterious Benedict Society series (2 of 4)
Publisher Chicken House, 2010
Stewart, Trenton Lee
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32326
Mysterious Benedict Society and the prisoner's dilemma, The
Join Reynie, Kate, Sticky, and Constance of The Mysterious Benedict Society as they embark on a daring new adventure that threatens to force them apart from their families, friends, and even each other. When an unexplained blackout engulfs Stonetown, they must unravel clues relating to a nefarious new plot, while their search for answers brings them closer to danger than ever before.
ISBN 9781906427696
Series The Mysterious Benedict Society series (3 of 4)
Publisher Chicken House, 2011
Stewart, Trenton Lee
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53960
Mysterious Benedict Society, The
Meet four remarkable orphans, Reynie, Kate, Sticky and Constance, whose individual gifts lead them to be selected by Mr Benedict to comprise his secret society. Their top-secret mission is to infiltrate a mysterious school, where all is not what it seems. It soon becomes clear that the fate of the world is in their hands.
ISBN 9781906427023
Series The Mysterious Benedict Society series (1 of 4)
Publisher Chicken House, 2009
Stewart, Trenton Lee
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26215
Mystery at Riddle Gully
Pollo di Nozi, reporter-in-training, has a nose for news and strange things are happening in Riddle Gully. With Shorn Connery, her sheepish sidekick, Pollo is determined to track down the Graffiti Kid. But, maybe, Will, the new boy in town, is conspiring with the pushy mayor and a strange Transylvanian to send her sniffing up the wrong trail. Pollo is desperate for a story. But, Pollo and her reluctant offsider, Will, discover something very different from what they go looking for.
ISBN 9781921888748
Series Riddle Gully series (3 books)
Publisher Fremantle Press, 2012
Banyard, Jen
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78662
Mystery of the mummy's mask, The
Zac and Hannah are at the Clairesville Museum when the museum's most exciting exhibit, the gold burial mask of the famous pharaoh, Ramses II, is about to be unveiled. But, the mask has vanished. Follow the clues and the red herrings, collect the evidence and check out the suspects to solve the crime of the missing mask.
ISBN 9780330423373
Series Who dun it series (3 of 4)
Publisher Pan MacMillan, 2007
Holper, Paul & Torok, Simon & Axelsen, Stephen (ill)
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2500
Name at the end of the ladder, The
Everyone has to wait until their twelfth birthday for the Name Bank to decide each person's name. Usually, safe botanical names are chosen. September wants a special, unique name and is enticed by spooky Madame Alcina to be able to choose her own name by playing a board game. What she is not told is that, so far, no one has managed to win and some players have not reappeared. Every dice roll leads to danger.
ISBN 9781922244475
Publisher Walker Books Australia Pty Ltd, 2014
De Roo, Elena
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67188
Off side
When Danny finds out there's been an anonymous foreign buy-out of his favourite club, City FC, he's furious as the fans were about to buy it. The club is being secretive and Danny is determined to find out what's going on. He discovers Adam, a kid from Ghana, lost after being dumped by his agent who promised him a place at City, and takes Adam's story to the press, with terrifying consequences for them both.
ISBN 9780141329420
Series Foul play series (3 of 5)
Publisher Puffin UK, 2010
Palmer, Tom
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47949
Once upon a crime
Surprises abound for Sabrina and Daphne Grimm, fairytale detectives extraordinaire. When they venture into the big city, they stumble upon a murder, face betrayal by a friend, and discover an amazing secret about their mother, Veronica.
ISBN 9781865045733
Series Sisters Grimm series (4 of 7)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2008
Buckley, Michael & Ferguson, Peter (ill)
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26680
Own goal
Danny loves supporting his local team, City FC. So, when everyone starts supporting the Italian team, Forza FC, Danny is angry. His club is in jeopardy and needs their support. Danny decides to investigate the sudden popularity of the new team, starting with Forza's billionaire owner. That's when danger really starts for Danny as he tries to uncover the sinister reasons behind Forza's success and save City FC.
ISBN 9780141331195
Series Foul play series (5 of 5)
Publisher Puffin UK, 2011
Palmer, Tom
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15180
Pearl of Tiger Bay, The
Annie moves to Tiger Bay where there are lots of secrets to be unravelled. Most mysterious of all is Madam Olenka, who lives in The Pearl, a grand, dilapidated hotel, above the township. Madam Olenka has not spoken to anyone in thirty years.
ISBN 9780143300830
Publisher Penguin, 2004
Wang, Gabrielle
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26397
Penultimate peril, The
The Baudelaires have reached the last safe place, where they encounter a harpoon gun, two mysterious initials, a notorius villan and an unsavory curry.
ISBN 9780064410151
Series Series of unfortunate events series (12 of 13)
Publisher HarperCollins US, 2005
Snicket, Lemony
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40847
Phyllis Wong and the forgotten secrets of Mr Okyto
Conjuring is in Phyllis Wong's veins, passed down from her great-grandfather who was the world's most brilliant magician. When a series of robberies takes place in the city, Phyllis realises there is more to the crimes than meets the eye. It may be baffling her friend Chief Inspector Inglis but Phyllis is determined to find out more. She must find out who the thief is, what he wants and how he is achieving the impossible.
ISBN 9781742378213
Series Phyllis Wong series (4 books)
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2012
McSkimming, Geoffrey
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4439
Phyllis Wong and the pockets of the shadows
When a series of strange and unexpected incidents plunge her world into chaos, Phyllis Wong, brilliant magician and clever sleuth, is faced with danger, uncertainty and an unremembered scientific theory that threatens everything she knows and trusts. Phyllis must try to solve the mystery of these weird happenings, using her magic to defeat the doom of the gloom.
ISBN 9780646951652
Series Phyllis Wong series (4 books)
Publisher 9 Diamonds Press, 2016
McSkimming, Geoffrey
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2440
Phyllis Wong and the return of the conjuror
Someone has sold a number of valuable first editions of Shakespeare's plays at the auction house and Chief Inspector Inglis suspects foul play. These rare First Folios are in mint condition, where on earth could they have come from. Has a crime been committed. But when a famously lost Shakespearean play is scheduled to be auctioned, Phyllis suspects villainy is seeping into today from the seventeenth century.
ISBN 9781743318379
Series Phyllis Wong series (4 books)
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2014
McSkimming, Geoffrey
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6350
Phyllis Wong and the waking of the wizard
Phyllis Wong's great grandfather is on a quest to track down one of history's greatest magicians. But, no one knows if he even exists. To find the answer, Phyllis and her great grandfather will have to transit across thousands of miles and hundreds of years. But, a sinister figure haunts their every step.
ISBN 9781760113384
Series Phyllis Wong series (4 books)
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2015
McSkimming, Geoffrey
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Phyllis Wong series
Any two titles read from this series can be included as official Challenge books; up to five more titles can be included as your personal choice books. To see the individual book titles and their PRC ID numbers, go to the Series lists on the Booklists page, on the website. Or, you can search for a series name or the individual titles by using the Search function on the top left hand corner of the screen.
Series Phyllis Wong series (4 books)
McSkimming, Geoffrey
No book cover.
6472
Poison pen
Poppy and Graham volunteer to be student ambassadors at the Good Reads Festival. They think it will be an opportunity to meet some popular authors but they have no idea how competitive the literary world is. A series of anonymous threats and mysterious accidents lead the pair to believe that someone at the festival is not who they appear to be.
ISBN 9781406328615
Series Poppy Fields series (7 of 9)
Publisher Walker Books, 2010
Landman, Tanya
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Poppy Fields series
Any two titles read from this series can be included as official Challenge books; up to five more titles can be included as your personal choice books. To see the individual book titles and their PRC ID numbers, go to the Series lists on the Booklists page on the website. Or, you can search for a series name or the individual titles by using the Search function on the top left hand corner of the screen.
Series Poppy Fields series (9 books)
Landman, Tanya
No book cover.
67810
Priceless painting pinched
A suspicious new art teacher starts at Zac and Hannah's school just as the newspaper headlines announce the robbery of a priceless painting. Follow the clues and the red herrings, collect the evidence and check out the suspects to solve the crime of the missing painting.
ISBN 9781405037334
Series Who dun it series (2 of 4)
Publisher Pan MacMillan, 2009
Holper, Paul & Torok, Simon & Axelsen, Stephen (ill)
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33203
Problem child, The
The sisters Grimm come face to face with their parents' kidnappers, and are stunned when one of them turns out to be the world's most famous fairy-tale character and the other an unstoppable killing-machine known as the Jabberwocky.
ISBN 9781741690057
Series Sisters Grimm series (3 of 7)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2007
Buckley, Michael & Ferguson, Peter (ill)
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15528
Punjabi pappadum, The
The legendary, mouthwatering Punjabi Pappadum is doing it tough against the flashy new Burger Barn. There's something sinister going on and it's down to best mates Veejay, Dexter and Travis to get to the bottom of it.
ISBN 9780702233630
Publisher University of Queensland Press, 2003
Newton, Robert
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Raven Lucas series
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Series Raven Lucas series (3 books)
Harris, Christine
No book cover.
8537
Raven Lucas: Dead wrong
Raven Lucas is searching for her missing dad, Elliott. But, the clues don't add up and Raven knows now that her father had dangerous enemies. A journalist with a grudge, a relentless relative, kidnapping, threats and a mysterious car crash add to the threats. Raven needs all of her courage and ingenuity to follow the trail where it leads. Especially when any step could be dead wrong.
ISBN 9781862919280
Series Raven Lucas series (2 of 3)
Publisher Omnibus Books, 2012
Harris, Christine
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830
Raven Lucas: Missing
Raven Lucas used to have a normal life until her father disappeared under suspicious circumstances. The police aren't interested in Raven's theories, her mother is slowly sinking into another nervous breakdown and Raven's uncle, her father's business partner, is getting a little too close to the family. With the help of her friends, Raven starts searching for clues and discovers how little she knows about her dad.
ISBN 9781862919341
Series Raven Lucas series (1 of 3)
Publisher Omnibus Books, 2012
Harris, Christine
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6548
Red
Red can't remember the cyclone, doesn't remember her name, where she lived or who her parents are. Is there anyone left in Sydney she can trust to help her discover who she is and why she needs to get to Melbourne so urgently.
ISBN 9781741758535
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2012
Gleeson, Libby
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3627
Reptile room, The
The Baudelaire orphans find their kind Uncle Monty, with whom they would love to live. The Baudelaires find they need to be wary of Count Olaf.
ISBN 9780064407670
Series Series of unfortunate events series (2 of 13)
Publisher HarperCollins US, 2000
Snicket, Lemony
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18154
Riddle Gully runaway
When Mayor Bullock's nephew, Benson, arrives in Riddle Gully, things start disappearing. Overeager newshound Pollo di Nozi points her finger his way and Benson skips town, hitching a ride on a sheep truck. But, when Pollo and her best mate, Will, realise who the real culprit is, they set off to track down Benson to convince him he is not the hopeless scumbag he's come to believe himself to be.
ISBN 9781922089878
Series Riddle Gully series (3 books)
Publisher Fremantle Press, 2014
Banyard, Jen
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46364
Riddle Gully secrets
Junior reporter, Pollo di Nozi, is on the lookout for another juicy news story. When she and her friend, Will, come across two strange campers, they are off to solve a mystery. Unravelling hidden treasure, cunning crooks, mistaken identities and mysterious disappearances might just be Pollo's greatest ever challenge.
ISBN 9781925163957
Series Riddle Gully series (3 books)
Publisher Fremantle Press, 2016
Banyard, Jen
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Riddle Gully series
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Series Riddle Gully series (3 books)
Banyard, Jen
No book cover.
598
Rockstar robbery, The
Hannah's rock star idol, Josh Jamieson, is in town. But, as Zac and Hannah emerge from his packed concert, they discover there's been an explosion at the Central Bank next door and ten million dollars is missing. Follow the clues and the red herrings, collect the evidence and check out the suspects to solve the crime of the missing money.
ISBN 9780330423380
Series Who dun it series (4 of 4)
Publisher Pan MacMillan, 2007
Holper, Paul & Torok, Simon & Axelsen, Stephen (ill)
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4211
Ruby Redfort : Feel the fear
When you've dodged death as many time as Ruby has you're bound to get a little fearless, which is a good thing. Not. Fearlessness gets you taking risks, risks lead to danger and danger can get you dead.
ISBN 9780007334124
Series Ruby Redfort series (4 of 6)
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, UK, 2014
Child, Lauren
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Ruby Redfort series
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Series Ruby Redfort series (6 books)
Child, Lauren
No book cover.
21342
Ruby Redfort: Blink and you'll die
Ruby Redfort is an undercover agent, code-cracker and thirteen year old genius. You can count on her when the ice starts to crack. But, all good things come to an end. A whole bunch of people want her dead and Ruby is running scared. Worst of all, one of them is on her team. You can run, Ruby, but you can't hide.
ISBN 9780007334285
Series Ruby Redfort series (6 of 6)
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, UK, 2016
Child, Lauren
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4923
Ruby Redfort: Catch your death
Undercover agent, code-cracker and thirteen-year-old genius, there's nothing average about her. Only this time it's an adventure in the wild and it'll take all Ruby's got just to survive.
ISBN 9780007334100
Series Ruby Redfort series (3 of 6)
Publisher HarperCollins Children's Books, 2013
Child, Lauren
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44472
Ruby Redfort: Look into my eyes
Here's the low-down on thirteen year old Ruby Redfort. She's a genius code-cracker, a daring detective and a gadget-laden special agent. She and her slick sidekick, Hitch, foil crimes and get into lots of scrapes with evil villains. But, they're always ice cool in a crisis.
ISBN 9780007334063
Series Ruby Redfort series (1 of 6)
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, UK, 2011
Child, Lauren
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4645
Ruby Redfort: Pick your poison
Ruby Redfort is an undercover agent, a code-cracker and a thirteen year old genius. You can count on her when you're between a rock and a hard place. There's a lot to lose sleep over in Twinford. There's the snakes and the bivalves, but they aren't half as poisonous as the rumours. With so many twists and turns it's hard to know who to trust, particularly when no-one trusts you. Well, happy endings are for fairy tales.
ISBN 9780007334261
Series Ruby Redfort series (5 of 6)
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, UK, 2015
Child, Lauren
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45657
Ruby Redfort: Take your last breath
Everyone's favourite girl detective is back. It's an adventure on the wide, open ocean and Ruby is all at sea. She must piece together a series of odd events and crack the case while evading the clutches of the evil Count von Viscount.
ISBN 9780007334087
Series Ruby Redfort series (2 of 6)
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, UK, 2012
Child, Lauren
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21546
Scarlet and Ivy: Lights under the lake, The
Locals say that at night the troubled souls buried in the ancient flooded graveyard no longer rest in peace...Twins Scarlet and Ivy Grey can't wait to sign up for the school trip and get away from lessons for a few days. But nothing is as it seems; the creepy lakeside hotel and the deep waters of Lake Seren hide dark secrets. Precious things disappear from their rooms, a malicious force leaves a trail of destruction and mysteries start to surface. If they ever hope to leave this place, the girls from Rookwood School must face the danger head on...
ISBN 9780008218324
Publisher HarperCollins Children's Books, 2017
Cleverly, Sophie
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4235
Scent of blood, The
When Poppy Fields and her best friend, Graham, go on a weekend trip to the zoo, it soon becomes apparent that the staff there are not happy. Then, one of them suddenly dies. Then another and another. Someone's using the animals to do their dirty work for them and the results are not pretty. The intrepid pair must uncover the murderer before they, too, become dead meat.
ISBN 9781406323719
Series Poppy Fields series (5 of 9)
Publisher Walker Books, 2010
Landman, Tanya
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10014
Scorpion sting
Sam is caving in the desert when the roof collapses, trapping his brother. But when Sam reaches the cave exit, he meets a sea of huge, angry scorpions. That's just the first deadly obstacle he will have to face to save his brother.
ISBN 9780143302223
Series Extreme adventures series (4 of 11)
Publisher Penguin Books Australia, 2006
D'Ath, Justin
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Series of unfortunate events series
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Series Series of unfortunate events series (13 books)
Snicket, Lemony
No book cover.
76189
Shark bait
Sam is at the Great Barrier Reef when he and a young Japanese tourist are swept off a coral shelf by a freak wave. Before they know it, a strong current has pushed them out into open water and danger.
ISBN 9780143302216
Series Extreme adventures series (3 of 11)
Publisher Penguin Books Australia, 2006
D'Ath, Justin
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Sisters Grimm series
This Sisters Grimm are a welcome addition to the family of literary girl sleuths, and their stories, filled with hilarious fairy-tale twists, are sure to enchant. Any two titles read from this series can be included as official Challenge books; up to five more titles can be included as your personal choice books. To see the individual book titles and their PRC ID numbers, go to the Series lists on the Booklists page on the website. Or, you can search for a series name or the individual titles by using the Search function on the top left hand corner of the screen.
Series Sisters Grimm series (7 books)
Buckley, Michael & Ferguson, Peter (ill)
No book cover.
Skinny mysteries series
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Series Skinny mysteries series (6 books)
Ball, Duncan & David, Mark (ill)
No book cover.
13355
Slippery slope, The
In the Mortmain Mountains, Klaus and Violet search for their sister Sunny who has been kidnapped by Count Olaf. The two groups are searching for the last safe place.
ISBN 9780064410137
Series Series of unfortunate events series (10 of 13)
Publisher HarperCollins US, 2003
Snicket, Lemony
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8937
Small change for Stuart
When ten year old Stuart moves to a new town at the beginning of the summer holidays, he expects to be bored. Soon, he is drawn into an intriguing adventure when he discovers his missing great uncle was an inventor and magician, who has left him the contents of his workshop, should he ever find it. There are clues and puzzles to solve but what starts as fun ends up as danger.
ISBN 9780385618007
Publisher Doubleday, 2011
Evans, Lissa
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361
Smith
Smith is a twelve year old pickpocket who finds himself involved in murder, suspense and the London underworld.
ISBN 9780374467623
Publisher Sunburst, 2000
Garfield, Leon
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18422
Snapshot
Victor has a new state of the art digital camera. He can't wait to try it out but taking a photo can change your life. Victor gets more than he bargained for.
ISBN 9781842993477
Publisher Barrington Stoke, 2005
Swindells, Robert
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4944
Song from somewhere else, The
Frank doesn't know how to feel when Nick Underbridge rescues her from bullies one afternoon. No one likes Nick. He's big, he's weird and he smells- or so everyone in Frank's class thinks. And yet, there's something nice about Nick's house. There's strange music playing there, and it feels light and good and makes Frank feel happy for the first time in forever. But there's more to Nick, and to his house, than meets the eye, and soon Frank realises she isn't the only one keeping secrets. Or the only one who needs help.
ISBN 9781408853368
Publisher Bloomsbury, 2016
Harrold, A.F. & Pinfold, Levi (ill)
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4392
Spectacular Spencer Gray, The
Spencer Gray is just an ordinary kid, but he manages to get into some pretty extraordinary situations. Playing soccer at school with his mates he accidentally uncovers a sinister operation and rescues a super-endangered marsupial, but in the process he risks becoming super-endangered himself.
ISBN 9781925164671
Publisher Fremantle Press, 2017
Fitzpatrick, Deb
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80496
Spider bite
When Sam's twin brothers are carried off in a runaway hot-air balloon, Sam tries to save them, only to end up trapped himself. What starts as a joyride turns into a life and death struggle when Jordan is bitten by a funnel-web spider.
ISBN 9780143303046
Series Extreme adventures series (5 of 11)
Publisher Penguin Books Australia, 2007
D'Ath, Justin
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12452
Spook's shack
Deep in the bush, Finn discovers an old, deserted shack. When a dog growls and a gravely voice snarls, Finn's hair stands up like bristles on a brush. But, there are greater dangers for this beautiful, bushland environment.
ISBN 9781865086453
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2003
Orr, Wendy & Millard, Kerry (ill)
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81330
Spying game, The
Pssst, find out what it takes to be a spy, about real spies and spy work.
ISBN 9781865047706
Series X-zone series (48 books)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2004
Topics / Year 6 easy reads /
Patton, Geoff
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Star of Deltora series
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Series Star of Deltora series (4 books)
Various
No book cover.
35736
Star of Deltora: Hungry Isle, The
Britta of Del wants nothing less than to be the new Apprentice Trader of the Rosalyn fleet. Family and friends, and even the terrible secret of her parentage, will not stop her. But, it will be difficult to succeed when her true identity must surely be guessed by the crew of the Star of Deltora, and by Trader Mab, who knew her father. Relying on her wits and the kind acts of friends she makes along the way, Britta is drawn closer and closer to her terrible destiny.
ISBN 9781742991337
Series Star of Deltora series (4 books)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2016
Rodda, Emily
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13286
Star of Deltora: Shadows of the master
Britta has always wanted to be a trader like her father, sailing the nine seas and bringing home precious cargo. But, her father's quest to find the fabled Staff of Tier ended in blood and horror. His shamed family is in hiding and his ship now belongs to the powerful Rosalyn fleet. When Britta gets the chance to win back her future, she knows she has to take it. But, shadows from a distant, haunted isle are watching her every move.
ISBN 9781742990620
Series Star of Deltora series (4 books)
Publisher Omnibus Books, 2015
Rodda, Emily
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5163
Star of Deltora: Towers of Illica, The
Britta of Del wants nothing less than to be the new Apprentice Trader of the Rosalyn fleet. Family and friends, and even the terrible secret of her parentage, will not stop her. But, it will be difficult for her to succeed when her true identity must surely be guessed by Trader Mab, who knew her father, and the crew of the Star of Deltora. Relying on no more than her wits and the kind acts of friends whom she makes along the way, Britta is drawn closer and closer to her terrible destiny.
ISBN 9781742990644
Series Star of Deltora series (4 books)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2016
Rodda, Emily
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3415
Star of Deltora: Two moons
Britta is now aboard the Star of Deltora, with her three rivals for the Trader Rosalyn Apprenticeship. Nothing can prepare Britta for the terror that awaits her in the perilous, forbidden swamplands of Two Moons.
ISBN 9781742990637
Series Star of Deltora series (4 books)
Publisher Omnibus Books, 2015
Rodda, Emily
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5038
Stone man mysteries, The: Stone cold
When a gargoyle comes to life and saves Craig from jumping to his death in the city of Edinburgh, Craig is pulled into a high paced world of murder, crime and mystery. A new crime fighting team that includes a hard-nosed priest, a demon gargoyle and a young boy is formed and they will need their wit, skills and a little luck to solve the mysterious murders that are plaguing the citys streets.
ISBN 9781512411553
Publisher Graphic Universe, 2016
Topics / Graphic novels /
Yolen, Jane & Stemple, Adam & Zangara, Orion (ill)
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7180
Tales from the hood
Mr Canis is put on trial for past crimes, which, considering that he's really the Big Bad Wolf, are legion. A kangaroo court of Everafters, led by unpredictable and often insane Judge Mad Hatter, is determined to find Canis guilty. It's up to the Grimms to find evidence to save their friend.
ISBN 9780810994782
Series Sisters Grimm series (6 of 7)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2008
Buckley, Michael & Ferguson, Peter (ill)
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68569
Tensy Farlow and the home for mislaid children
Tensy Farlow was dumped, hunted and betrayed, leaving her in mortal danger, without a guardian angel. She is thrown into a gloomy orphanage, which is exactly what the dark world needs.
ISBN 9780670073399
Publisher Penguin Books Australia, 2009
Storer, Jen
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The Gerander trilogy series
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Series The Gerander trilogy series (3 books)
Watts, Frances
No book cover.
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 Mysterious Benedict Society series
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Series The Mysterious Benedict Society series (4 books)
Stewart, Trenton Lee
No book cover.
5491
Theophilus Grey and the demon thief
Theophilus Grey heads a team of linkboys who guide Londoners by torch light, through dank eighteenth century alleys. They gather useful information for the master who runs a spy network. When thieves start dropping without a scratch and a wave of crime sweeps the area, Philo wonders if the events are connected. He will need to use all his cunning to uncover the truth behind the demon thief, in time to save his friends.
ISBN 9781760113605
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2015
Jinks, Catherine
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1801
Theophilus Grey and the traitor's mask
In eighteenth-century London, twelve year old Philo Grey is a linkboy. He collects information to sell. One of his best customers pays good money for intelligence about the Jacobites, who are plotting to overthrow King George. But, spying on the Jacobites is a dangerous business, especially when Philo becomes the target of a rival gang of linkboys. And, Philo's old master has never forgiven him for leaving and will stop at nothing for revenge. Luckily, Philo has friends as well as enemies. He must rely on them as well as his instincts to escape harm.
ISBN 9781760113612
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2016
Jinks, Catherine
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13441
Truth about Verity Sparks, The
In the 1800s, thirteen year old Verity Sparks is a lowly hat maker in class-ridden London. She lives a meagre existence until she realises that she has a unique talent for finding lost objects. Before she knows it, she has joined the Confidential Inquiry Agency and proves to be quite adept at solving mysteries. Her own past is murky, however, so she and her newfound friends set out to discover the truth.
ISBN 9781921720277
Series Verity Sparks series (3 books)
Publisher Walker Books, 2012
Green, Susan
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425
Tuck everlasting
Drinking the water from a special spring ensures immortality. The Tuck family has become immortal and faces a difficult situation when a girl uncovers their secret.
ISBN 9780747555957
Publisher Bloomsbury, 2002
Babbit, Natalie
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824
Tunnels of Tarcoola, The
A network of tunnels leading under the park, a secret exit to an abandoned mansion and a hidden box of documents. It's all very mysterious. When shadowy figures start watching Kitty, David, Andrea and Martin, they know they've stumbled onto more than a forgotten piece of history.
ISBN 9781742376752
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2012
Walsh, Jennifer
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31103
Turnkey, The
Twelve year old Flossie Birdwhistle is no ordinary girl. Chosen to be the Turnkey at London's Highgate Cemetery, Flossie has the special task of looking after the souls that reside there. When she discovers the ghost of a mysterious German soldier, far from his home and carrying a strange object, Flossie uncovers a terrible secret that threatens the worlds of both the living and the dead. With the help of the other cemetery Turnkeys, Flossie must unravel the mystery In order to save London.
ISBN 9781925126921
Publisher Walker Books Australia Pty Ltd, 2016
Rushby, Allison
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17741
Twilight ghost, The
Robby has moved from the city to a small town where there is a dilapidated house rumoured to have ghosts. If one of them is seen, disaster soon follows. Robby doesn't really believe until a couple of incidents shake his certainty.
ISBN 9780762426522
Publisher Running Press Kids, 2006
Thiele, Colin
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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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8724
Two wolves
A knock at the door changes Ben Silver's life forever. Two police officers are looking for his parents. When Ben's parents arrive home, they bundle him and his little sister into the car, claiming they're going on a holiday. Ben begins to realise his parents are in trouble. He has always dreamt of becoming a detective and now he gathers evidence to try to uncover what his parents have done. Ben will have to make a terrible choice.
ISBN 9780857982032
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2014
Bancks, Tristan
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2503
Under Wildwood
With Alexandra the Dowager Governess seemingly defeated and Mac safely returned home, Prue still cannot settle and finds herself drawn back to Wildwood, her life in danger as well as the very existence of the Wildwood communities, with divisions and politics threatening to destroy the harmony Prue's initial presence brought. Rebellion is also close at hand just outside the Impassable Wilderness with industrial tycoons causing havoc on the landscape and their orphan workforce.
ISBN 9780143308133
Series Wildwood trilogy series (3 books)
Publisher Puffin Australia, 2013
Meloy, Colin & Ellis, Carson (ill)
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21224
Unicorn quest, The
Claire Martinson still worries about her older sister Sophie, who battled a mysterious illness last year. But things are back to normal as they move into Windermere Manor. Everything changes when the sisters climb a strange ladder in a fireplace and enter the magical land of Arden. There, they find a world in turmoil. The four guilds of magic no longer trust each other, the beloved unicorns have disappeared, and terrible wraiths roam freely. Scared, the girls return home. But when Sophie vanishes in the night, it will take all of Claire's courage to climb back up the ladder, find her sister, and uncover the unicorns' greatest secret.
ISBN 9781408878316
Publisher Bloomsbury, 2018
Benko, Kamilla
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73050
Unusual suspects, The
For Sabrina Grimm, living in a community of fairytale characters means always being ready for trouble. And, something is definitely wrong at her new school. The adults seem too angry, the kids too sleepy and the gym teacher likes dodge ball far too much. Of course, her little sister, Daphne, is having the time of her life.
ISBN 9781741690682
Series Sisters Grimm series (2 of 7)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2008
Buckley, Michael & Ferguson, Peter (ill)
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5753
Verity Sparks and the scarlet hand
It's1880 and Verity is having fun on holidays, with Papa and her friends. But, a terrible crime has been committed and when Verity tries to investigate, her gift, the ability to find lost things, creates more mysteries than it solves. Verity must find out why a red glove was left at the crime scene and who is the ghostly woman following her. Terrible secrets are being revealed. Verity will need all her courage and skills to solve this.
ISBN 9781922244895
Series Verity Sparks series (3 books)
Publisher Walker Books Australia Pty Ltd, 2015
Green, Susan
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Verity Sparks series
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Series Verity Sparks series (3 books)
Green, Susan
No book cover.
1166
Verity Sparks, lost and found
Melbourne in 1879 and Verity Sparks has found her father. But, she has lost her gift - the ability to find lost things. Papa Savinov, eager for Verity to become a proper lady, sends her to the exclusive boarding school, Hilltop House. But, Verity is more interested in solving the case of the missing Ecclethorpe heiress. As the investigation deepens, danger and intrigue grow closer.
ISBN 9781921977886
Series Verity Sparks series (3 books)
Publisher Walker Books, 2013
Green, Susan
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3916
Vile village, The
The Baudelaires travel to VFD, a village that adopts the orphans based on the aphorism, "it takes a village to raise a child." They find one responsible adult, a murder of crows and signs of the kidnapped Quagmire triplets but they find neither respite nor peace from Count Olaf's machinations.
ISBN 9780064408653
Series Series of unfortunate events series (7 of 13)
Publisher HarperCollins US, 2001
Snicket, Lemony
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Wells and Wong mystery series
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Series Wells and Wong mystery series (5 books)
Various
No book cover.
5243
Wells and Wong mystery: Arsenic for tea
Daisy Wells and Hazel Wong are at Daisy's home, Fallingford, for the school holidays. There's a tea party for Daisy's birthday and the whole family is invited. When a guest falls mysteriously ill, everything points to poison. With wild storms preventing anyone from leaving or the police from arriving, Fallingford feels like a very dangerous place to be. Everyone has a secret or two. When someone close to Daisy looks suspicious, the Detective Society must do everything they can to reveal the truth, no matter the consequences.
ISBN 9780552570732
Series Wells and Wong mystery series (5 books)
Publisher Corgi Books, 2015
Stevens, Robin
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5382
Wells and Wong mystery: First class murder
Daisy Wells and Hazel Wong are taking a holiday on the world-famous Orient Express. It's clear that each of their fellow first-class passengers has something to hide. And, there's a rumour of a spy in their midst. When there's a scream from inside one of the cabins, a passenger is found murdered and her stunning, ruby necklace has gone. Daisy and Hazel are faced with their first-ever locked room mystery. But, several other sleuths are just as determined to crack this case.
ISBN 9780552570749
Series Wells and Wong mystery series (5 books)
Publisher Corgi Books, 2015
Stevens, Robin
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12603
Wells and Wong mystery: Jolly foul play
Daisy Wells and Hazel Wong have returned to Deepdean for a new school term. Things have changed. There's a new Head Girl, Elizabeth, and those bullying Big Girls are certainly not good eggs. Tensions are running high and, after the fireworks display, Elizabeth is found murdered. Secrets and scandals, scribbled on scraps of paper, suddenly begin to appear around the school. And, even with their own friendship falling to pieces, Daisy and Hazel must try to solve this mystery.
ISBN 9780141369693
Series Wells and Wong mystery series (5 books)
Publisher Corgi Books, 2016
Stevens, Robin
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45625
Wells and Wong mystery: Mistletoe and murder
Daisy Wells and Hazel Wong are spending the Christmas holidays in snowy Cambridge. Danger is lurking in the dark stairwells of ancient Maudlin College and, just before Christmas, there' s a terrible accident. At least, it appears to be an accident, until the Detective Society looks a little closer and realises a murder has taken place. Faced with several irritating grown-ups and fierce competition from a rival agency, Wells and Wong must use all their cunning and courage to find the killer, in time for Christmas Day, of course.
ISBN 9780141369723
Series Wells and Wong mystery series (5 books)
Publisher Corgi Books, 2016
Stevens, Robin
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13910
Wells and Wong mystery: Murder most unladylike
When Daisy Wells and Hazel Wong set up their very own secret detective agency at Deepdean School for Girls, they struggle to find any truly exciting mysteries to investigate. When Hazel discovers the Science Mistress, Miss Bell, lying dead in the Gym, she assumes it was a terrible accident. But, when she and Daisy return five minutes later, the body has disappeared. Now, they not only have a murder to solve, Daisy and Hazel have to prove that one happened in the first place.
ISBN 9780552570725
Series Wells and Wong mystery series (5 books)
Publisher Corgi Books, 2014
Stevens, Robin
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800
When you reach me
Miranda and her best friend, Sal, know their New York City neighbourhood, where it's safe to go and who to avoid. But, things start to unravel when Sal gets punched and shuts Miranda out. The apartment key, hidden for emergencies, is stolen and mysterious notes start to arrive. Miranda realises that the note writer is aware of things that no-one should know and only she can prevent a tragic death.
ISBN 9781921656064
Publisher Text Publishing Co, 2009
Stead, Rebecca
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3913
Wide window, The
The Baudelaire orphans meet fearful Aunt Josephine. Even she may not be able to protect them from Count Olaf.
ISBN 9780064407687
Series Series of unfortunate events series (3 of 13)
Publisher HarperCollins US, 2000
Snicket, Lemony
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22148
Wildwood
Life is ordinary for twelve year old Prue McKeel. That is, until her brother is abducted by crows and taken to the Impassable Wilderness, a dense forest where no-one's ever gone in, or at least returned to tell of it. Prue and her friend, Curtis, uncover a secret world, full of warring creatures, peaceable mystics and powerful figures with the darkest intentions. What begins as a rescue mission becomes something much greater.
ISBN 9780670075157
Series Wildwood trilogy series (3 books)
Publisher Viking UK, 2011
Meloy, Colin & Ellis, Carson (ill)
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1065
Wildwood imperium
The fate of Wildwood hangs in the balance with the reawakening of Alexandra the Dowager Governess. It will take the combined efforts of an orphan rebellion, two toymakers, what remains of the bandit team and a vast array of birds and animals to prevent total annihilation.
ISBN 9780670075171
Series Wildwood trilogy series (3 books)
Publisher Penguin Books Australia, 2014
Meloy, Colin & Ellis, Carson (ill)
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Wildwood trilogy series
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Series Wildwood trilogy series (3 books)
Meloy, Colin & Ellis, Carson (ill)
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X-zone series
Non-fiction titles on a variety of topics of interest to boys in particular. Around 30 pages each, with colourful visual prompts will attract reluctant readers.
Series X-zone series (48 books)
Various
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109957
You have ghost mail
Matthew has a new computer and he finds that someone who died fifty years ago is trying to communicate with him through this technology. Every real adventure has its funny, scary and desperate turns but this one has a startling twist.
ISBN 9780330396998
Publisher MacMillan, 2003
Blacker, Terence & Stower, Adam (ill)
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4932
Young magicians and the thieves' almanac, The
Zack, Sophie, Johnny and Alex have their holiday all planned, they want to learn about card tricks and picking locks at the world famous Magic Circle Club. Suddenly their plans vanish in a puff of smoke when they have to deal with a difficult club president, a stagehand ghost and a crime right under their noses. Join these young magicians as they step inside an adventure that may or may not involve the search for a secret book and a set of impossible crimes.
ISBN 9780141376998
Publisher Penguin Books Ltd, UK, 2017
Mohammed, Nick
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