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ID Title Author  
1700
A is for Australia
From Bondi Beach to Rottnest Island, travel around Australia and uncover many exciting facts.
ISBN 9781922179760
Publisher Walker Books, 2015
Lessac, Frane
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About animals series NEW SERIES 2018
Any two titles read from this series can be included as official Challenge books; up to five more titles can be included as your personal choice books. To see the individual book titles and their PRC ID numbers, go to the Series lists on the Booklists page, on the website. Or, you can search for a series name or the individual titles by using the Search function on the top left hand corner of the screen.
Series About animals series NEW SERIES 2018 (3 books)
Davey, Owen
No book cover.
18327
Action Jackson
In 1950, Jackson Pollock started to paint 'Lavender mist'. Through information and quotations, we get an insight into the life of an artist who dared to be different, his inspiration and thought processes and how he created his paintings.
ISBN 9781845073268
Publisher Frances Lincoln, 2005
Greenberg, Jan & Jordan, Sandra & Parker, Robert Andrew (ill)
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14242
Adventures of Robin Hood, The
Presented in comic strip and storyboard format, the eleven segments cover the origins of Robin Hood, the outlaws who became his Merry Men and his benefactors.
ISBN 9781406311372
Publisher Walker Books, 2007
Williams, Marcia
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7016
All cats have asperger syndrome
The similarities between cat behaviour and human personality are explored. Using photographs, a sensitive comparison is drawn between the humorous behaviour of cats and the behaviour of children which may be indicative of Asperger's syndrome.
ISBN 9781843104810
Publisher Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2006
Hoopmann, Kathy
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2281
Along the road to Gundagai
The words of this familiar song Australian song have inspired the illustrations to tell the story of young soldiers away fighting in World War I.
ISBN 9781862919792
Publisher Omnibus Books, 2014
O'Hagan, Jack & McLean, Andrew (ill)
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14223
Ancient Egypt: tales of gods and pharaohs
Full of mystery and adventure, the stories of the Egyptian pharaohs and their ancient gods are steeped in thousands of years of history. includes nine stories of Ancient Egypt, retold in comic strip style.
ISBN 9781406326680
Publisher Walker Books, 2011
Williams, Marcia
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12
Angel with a mouth-organ, The
Two children listen to their mother's memories of wartime.
ISBN 9780340384442
Publisher Hodder Headline Australia Pty Ltd, 1985
Mattingley, Christobel & Lacis, Astra (ill)
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1011
Animasaurus: Incredible animals that roamed the Earth
From gigantic sharks to giant sloths, meet the beasts of the past. Find out about the fascinating prehistoric creatures that once walked, swam and hunted our planet. Compare these with living animals, to discover creatures from throughout Earth's history.
ISBN 9781408884850
Publisher Bloomsbury, 2016
Turner, Tracey & Russell, Harriet (ill)
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26566
ANZAC heroes
From nurse and pilot to soldier and spy, find out about thirty ANZAC heroes, who risked everything, left everything and lost everything as they participated in World Wars l and ll.
ISBN 9781775433637
Publisher Scholastic New Zealand, 2016
Gill, Maria & Ivancic, Marco (ill)
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46921
ANZAC sons: Five brothers on the Western Front
The Great War was a senseless tragedy that brought sorrow to families all over the world. This is the story five brothers who served, compiled from over five hundred letters and postcards, written from the battle front. From the training grounds of Victoria, Egypt and England, to the Western Front battlefields, this compelling, true story was compiled by the granddaughter of a surviving brother. This is a story of mateship, bravery and sacrifice, and a heartbreaking account of a family torn apart by war.
ISBN 9781925275148
Publisher Big Sky Publishing, 2015
Marlow Paterson, Allison
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42514
Aquatica: a beginner's field guide
Welcome to future Earth. Despite repeated warnings, the environment has become polluted to such an extent that many areas of the globe have become uninhabitable and wildlife is now extinct. From the ashes, a new style of 'wildlife' is created. Wildlife that will not remain harnessed by humankind.
ISBN 9781760404147
Publisher The Five Mile Press Pty Ltd, 2017
Balchin, Lance
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570821
Aussie legends alphabet
There are Australians from all works of life. Some have famously contributed to our history. Here is a list of 26 colourfully presented in alphabetical order.
ISBN 9780733338946
Publisher ABC Books, 2017
Feiner, Beck
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1785
Bakir and Bi
Bakir and Mar live on a remote island called Egur with their two young children. While fishing, Bakir comes across a very special pelican named Bi. A famine occurs, and life on the island is no longer harmonious. One day Bakir and Bi disappear and Mar and the children are forced to make the journey to another island by canoe and so begins the adventure.
ISBN 9781921248863
Publisher Magabala Books, 2013
Boyd, Jillian & Mordey, Tori-Jay (ill)
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56180
Barry
Barry has awesome powers, which he releases from the back of the couch where he is stuck, to save the Earth from falling apart.
ISBN 9781864718836
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2011
Thompson, Colin
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12327
Batman: the animated series guide
A celebration of the Warner Brothers animated series, packed with images from the TV show and the comic books it inspired. Contains in-depth profiles of the main heroes and villains, and annotated illustrations of the key weapons and places.
ISBN 9781405304283
Publisher Dorling Kindersley, 2004
Beatty, Scott
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12770
Belonging
This wordless picture book, with exquisite collage illustrations, explores the re-greening of a city, the role of community and the significance of children, family and neighbourhood in changing the urban environment.
ISBN 9780744592276
Publisher Walker Books, 2004
Baker, Jeannie
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24183
Beth: the story of a child convict
After being caught stealing on the streets of London, Beth is sent to Australia as a child convict on the First Fleet. Through Beth's story, we discover the unbearable hardships those first convicts suffered, not only on the long journey to Sydney Cove but also in the two years of near-famine following their arrival. A story inspired by the life of the youngest female convict with the First Fleet.
ISBN 9780734416773
Publisher Lothian Books, 2016
Wilson, Mark
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836
Beware of the storybook wolves
This book with colourful illustrations and an interesting layout will tell you what to do if the wolves ever escape from your storybook.
ISBN 9780340779163
Publisher Hodder Children's Books (Australia), 2000
Topics / Year 5 easy reads /
Child, Lauren
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63187
Big book of fantasy quests
Detailed and colourful fantasy-adventure scenes filled with things to find, mysteries to solve and colourful creatures and characters to outwit.
ISBN 9780746070383
Publisher Usborne Publishing Ltd, 2006
Dixon, Andrew
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35281
Big little book of happy sadness, The
One Friday, George visits the animal shelter and, in the very last cage, he sees Jeremy, a sad dog who looks as lonely and lost as George feels.
ISBN 9781741662573
Publisher Random House Children's Books, 2008
Thompson, Colin
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14259
Bird
Let your imagination fly in this evocative, wordless picture book.
ISBN 9781927018644
Publisher Simply Read Books, 2015
Martin Vidal, Beatriz
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45953
Birds of prey close up
Take a closer look at these amazing predators. They use their keen eyesight, curved beaks, sharp talons and powerful legs to hunt, capture and kill their prey.
ISBN 9781742033341
Publisher Wild Dog Books, 2016
Hope, Charles
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5625
Black book of colours, The
An extraordinary and unique picture book, complete with Braille and embossed illustrations. All black in colour, it is stylistically striking and offers the sighted reader an unparalleled insight into the interpretation of the world from the perspective of a blind child.
ISBN 9781406322187
Publisher Walker Books, 2010
Topics / Year 5 easy reads /
Cottin, Menena & Faria, Rosana
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83964
Black swan, The
A black swan escapes from a cage and flies away to another land, where villagers welcome her to settle. They believe that birds bring good fortune and, each year, the villagers build nests beside the lake to lure them. The people ask the swan to incubate an egg found in one of the nests. When the ground shakes and everyone is afraid, the swan asks them to leave their valley.
ISBN 9781921136566
Publisher Windy Hollow Books, 2010
Bridle, Celia
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567898
Bloom
Beauty. Colour. Doubts . As a little girl in Rome, Elsa Schiaparelli was told she was not pretty. What is beauty Elsa wondered as she grew older. So she sought out beauty around her and found it everywhere: in the colours and scents of the Rome flower market, in the garden, and in the attic of her family home, buried in a chest of old dresses. She found affection from her dear uncle in Milano. She developed an artist's eye and imagination. These bloomed in the wildly imaginative dresses, hats, shoes, and jewellery that made her an important name in fashion. Defining beauty on her own creative and rebellious terms was the key to Elsa Schiaparelli's happiness and success, and is still seen today in her legacy of wild imagination. Daring and different, Elsa Schiaparelli used art to make fashion, and it was quite marvellous.
ISBN 9780062447616
Publisher Harper, 2018
Topics / Biography /
Maclear, Kyo & Morstad, Julie (ill)
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4842
Bob the railway dog
In the early days of the railway, when shiny new tracks were opening vast areas of Australia, there was an adventurous dog who was part of it all. As the tracks were being laid, he was there on the train, riding in his favourite spot on top of the Yankee engine. Everyone knew him. The true story of Bob the railway dog, who had adventure in his heart and the rattle of the rails in his soul.
ISBN 9781922179890
Publisher Black Dog Books, 2015
Topics / Year 5 easy reads /
Fenton, Corinne & McLean, Andrew (ill)
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9255
Bollygum
A beautifully illustrated story with a strong conservation message.
ISBN 9781875875085
Publisher Weldon Kids, 1995
Fleming, Garry
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34248
Book of Australian birds
Australia is a large country with a wide range of climates and habitats. Our island continent is home to animals not found anywhere else. Many of these are birds and they are among the most recognisable creatures on Earth. Welcome to the fascinating world of Australian birds.
ISBN 9781742034010
Publisher Wild Dog Books, 2016
Hope. Charles
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31568
Book of Australian minibeasts, The
Australia is a large country with a wide range of climates and habitats. Our island continent is home to spiders, bugs, beetles and all sorts of other creepy-crawlies not found anywhere else. Welcome to the fascinating world of Australian mini beasts.
ISBN 9781742034126
Publisher Wild Dog Books, 2016
Hope, Charles
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24511
Boomerang and bat
In 1868, a determined team of Aboriginal stockmen set off on a journey across the world to take on England's best cricketers. Led by star all-rounder Johnny Mullagh and wearing caps, embroidered with a boomerang and a bat, the team delighted crowds with their exceptional skills. The men were the first Australian cricket team to tour England and this is their story.
ISBN 9781743319246
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2016
Greenwood, Mark & Denton, Terry (ill)
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30340
Boy like me, A
Fragile and sometimes fleeting, peace can be lost and found in all of us, no matter who or where we are.
ISBN 9780733331350
Publisher ABC Books, 2013
Hathorn, Libby & Whatley, Bruce
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7822
Boy who fell off the Mayflower, The
In London, a young indentured servant, John Howland, is preparing for a sea journey to America. Religious persecution has fuelled the departure of many Pilgrims. By great good fortune, John survives falling overboard and earns his keep ashore by helping to scout a safe landing site. But, in the new land, food is scarce and living conditions are deplorable. Soon, John is forced to make a huge decision about his future.
ISBN 9781406361636
Publisher Walker Books, 2015
Lynch, J P
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2693
Bush Christmas, A
It's Christmas in the bush and the sun burns hotly through the gums. Down the road old Rogan comes for a bite of tucker and a beer. Mum's in the kitchen cooking up a turkey and plum pudding. A famous Australian poem revisited.
ISBN 9781742032078
Publisher Black Dog Books, 2011
Dennis, C J & Huxley, Dee (ill)
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120128
Bush tucka, good tucka
An hilarious trip to the supermarket for two Aboriginal kids and their weary Nan to buy bush tucka, sees the children being both cheeky and rambunctiously helpful. Contains bush tucka recipes for banana jelly and fried scones.
ISBN 9780980359367
Publisher Indij Readers, 2007
Brown, Jan & Madden, Robert (ill)
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33951
Butterflies close up
Butterflies undergo one of the most amazing transformations experienced by any living creature. Take a closer look at these beautiful, flying insects.
ISBN 9781742033044
Publisher Wild Dog Books, 2014
Hope, Charles
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12431
Call of the Osprey
When Tom offers to help the captain restore an old steam boat, he enters a world of blisters and barnacles, pirates and gun-runners, shipwrecks and sea creatures. As Tom works side by side with the captain, their friendship grows and strengthens.
ISBN 9781920731854
Publisher Fremantle Press, 2004
Jorgensen, Norman & Harrison-Lever, Brian
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21346
Can we save the tiger
Tigers are big, beautiful and fierce. But, like many other animals, they are in danger of becoming extinct, with fewer than two thousand five hundred breeding adult tigers left in the world. But, the outlook is not all gloomy. Positive action is taking place to protect this threatened species as well as other endangered animals such as the bison, the Antarctic fur seal and the kakapo.
ISBN 9781406319095
Publisher Walker Books, 2011
Topics / Endangered species /
Jenkins, Martin & White, Vicky (ill)
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5877
Captain Congo and the Crocodile King
An anthropologist is missing and Captain Congo is sent to find him. Danger and intrigue lie ahead, just what Captain Congo loves. Also lying in wait, to the dismay of his pintsized assistant, Pug, are mosquitoes, scorpions and the biggest crocodiles in Africa. Join the two heroes on an exciting adventure to find the missing professor.
ISBN 9781876288914
Series Captain Congo series (1 of 3)
Publisher Egmont Childrens, 2008
Starke, Ruth & Holfeld, Greg (ill)
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76273
Captain Congo and the Klondike gold
Captain Congo and his sidekick, Pug, are off to the Klondike in the Canadian northwest to investigate strange happenings in the gold mines. Some say it's a ghost terrorising the miners, other say it's a Sasquatch. Captain Congo doesn't believe either reason and sets out to prove it, while dodging those who are trying to do away with him.
ISBN 9781921504273
Series Captain Congo series (3 of 3)
Publisher Working Title Press, 2011
Starke, Ruth & Holfeld, Greg (ill)
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3709
Captain Congo and the Maharaja's monkey
When the Maharaja of Bekar dies suddenly and mysteriously, Captain Congo and his loyal penguin offsider, Pug, are sent to investigate. In India, they find the Palace of Rajputana teeming with intrigue. Powerful enemies are scheming against Prince Beki being anointed as the next maharaja. Pug goes under cover while Captain Congo races against time to unravel the villains' plot.
ISBN 9781921504044
Series Captain Congo series (2 of 3)
Publisher Working Title Press, 2009
Starke, Ruth & Holfeld, Greg (ill)
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Captain Congo 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 Captain Congo series (3 books)
Starke, Ruth & Holfeld, Greg (ill)
No book cover.
119514
Castles
A totally creative picture book which will fascinate children. Thompson's imaginary castles will provide endless hours of enjoyment for the readers as they move from page to page.
ISBN 9780099439424
Publisher Red Fox, 2007
Thompson, Colin
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15365
Cats in Krasinski Square, The
The cats in Krasinski Square once belonged to someone and so did a young girl whose family has been destroyed by war. Even as she and her sister struggle to survive amid the war's chaos, they risk their lives in a plan to help others.
ISBN 9780439435406
Publisher Scholastic US, 2004
Hesse, Karen & Watson, Wendy (ill)
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75725
Chaucer's Canterbury tales
Nine classic tales of Chaucer, including The Knight, the Miller, the Reeve, the Wife of Bath, the Franklin, the Clerk, the Summoner, the Pardoner and the Nun's Priest, are presented in comic style format. Chaucer is also represented as a character, who greets and farewells the readers.
ISBN 9780744570076
Publisher Walker Books, 2007
Williams, Marcia
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Chinese Calendar Tales series
Any two titles read from this series can be included as official Challenge books; up to five more titles can be included as your personal choice books. To see the individual book titles and their PRC ID numbers, go to the Series lists on the Booklists page on the website. Or, you can search for a series name or the individual titles by using the Search function on the top left hand corner of the screen.
Series Chinese Calendar Tales series (8 books)
Brennan, Sarah
No book cover.
7234
Christina's Matilda
Most people know the words to the song Waltzing Matilda and that it was written by the poet Banjo Paterson. But, not many know the origin of the tune. In 1885, Christina Macpherson played an old Scottish marching tune and Banjo Paterson, who was visiting the family, liked it and wrote words to accompany the music. Banjo and the song became famous but Christina's role was forgotten until the 1970s.
ISBN 9781921479878
Publisher IP (Interactive Publications Pty Ltd), 2011
Wignell, Edel & Botte, Elizabeth (ill)
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34385
Circle
Each year, bar-tailed godwits undertake the longest migration of any bird. They fly from Australia and New Zealand to their breeding grounds in the Arctic, and then back again. The godwits follow invisible pathways that have been followed for thousands of years, while braving hunger and treacherous conditions to reach their destination.
ISBN 9781406338010
Publisher Walker Books, 2016
Baker, Jeannie
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6502
Coat, The
The Coat stood in a paddock at the end of a row of strawberries. It was buttoned up tight, stuffed full of straw and it was angry. It recognises itself as a top-of-the-line coat and feels wasted as a scarecrow. When a gust of wind fills the arm of the scarecrow, a man walking along the path thinks it's waving. The man puts on the coat and a magical adventure begins.
ISBN 9781741146059
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2012
Hunt, Julie & Brooks, Ron (ill)
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35121
Composer is dead, The
In this perplexing murder mystery, everyone has a motive, everyone has an alibi and nearly everyone is a musical instrument. But, the composer is still dead. Join the inspector as he interrogates all the unusual suspects. Hear what happened on that fateful evening by listening to the accompanying CD, featuring author, Lemony Snicket, and Nathaniel Stookey's music performed by the San Francisco Symphony.
ISBN 9780061236273
Publisher HarperCollins US, 2009
Snicket, Lemony & Stookey, Nathaniel (music)
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13788
Coral reef book, The
Coral reefs have existed for millions of years and are found in tropical waters around the world. These ecosystems are home to a diverse range of animals and plants. Australia's Great Barrier Reef is the longest barrier reef in the world, stretching for more than two thousand kilometres. Find out about the beautiful, colourful and richly diverse world of coral reefs.
ISBN 9781742034140
Publisher Wild Dog Books, 2016
Hope, Charles
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4195
Counting lions
Exquisite large and detailed charcoal drawings of ten endangered creatures. Poetic text notes each creature's particular qualities and behaviour, and why these animals must be cherished and protected.
ISBN 9781847807212
Publisher Frances Lincoln, 2015
Topics / Endangered species /
Cotton, Kate & Walton, Stephen (ill)
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48993
Cowzat
At last the true, well almost, story of how cricket was invented. Told in rollicking verse and with zany illustrations, this book will bowl you over.
ISBN 9781921136658
Publisher Windy Hollow Books, 2010
Atherton, Bruce & Redlich, Ben (ill)
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18396
Crane wife, The
A beautiful retelling of a classic Japanese folk tale about a sail maker and his wife. Exquisitely illustrated in traditional Japanese style.
ISBN 9780152163501
Publisher Harcourt Children's Books, 2002
Bodkin, Odds & Spirin, Gennady (ill)
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2815
Crazy about cats
Did you know...that the fishing cat has partially webbed paws? Or that the margays can copy the sounds of other animals to lure prey? With roughly over 38 species of cats inhabiting our planet, there's plenty to discover.
ISBN 9781911171164
Series About animals series NEW SERIES 2018 (3 books)
Publisher Flying Eye Books, 2017
Davey, Owen
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18502
Crime of the agent-mariner, The
A story told whimsically in poetry of an agent-mariner who sets out on his ship and finds a real mermaid. A satirical, moral tale, with sophisticated illustrations, that condemns greed and exploitation.
ISBN 9780975828601
Publisher Bitter Beat, 2006
Santaklaus, Pia & Flowers, Tony (ill)
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2982
Cyclone
On Christmas Eve in 1974, tropical cyclone Tracy devastated the city of Darwin. It caused massive destruction and trauma. This is the story of the city's indomitable spirit and life after the cyclone.
ISBN 9781743623596
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2016
French, Jackie & Whatley, Bruce (ill)
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15057
Day I swapped my dad for two goldfish, The
A boy swaps his father for two goldfish. When his mother insists he swaps his father back, he discovers that his dad's been swapped numerous times.
ISBN 9780747575184
Publisher Bloomsbury, 2004
Topics / Year 5 easy reads /
Gaiman, Neil & McKean, Dave (ill)
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25920
Day to remember, A
A moving look at the history of Australia's and New Zealand's involvement in warfare through the lens of a single day - Anzac Day - revisited on notable years between 1915 and 2012.
ISBN 9780732293604
Publisher Angus & Robertson (HarperCollins), 2012
French, Jackie & Wilson, Mark (ill)
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18376
Death in a nut
When Jack's mother is very sick, he is able to prevent her dying by squeezing Old Man Death into an empty hazelnut. But, trouble begins for the people and the food in the village and Jack learns a powerful lesson about life and death.
ISBN 9781845070816
Publisher Frances Lincoln, 2005
Maddern, Eric & Hess, Paul (ill)
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7181
Different like Coco
Coco Chanel rose from poverty to become the founder of the famous fashion house of Chanel. The original and appealing illustrations give an extra dimension to the biography.
ISBN 9780763625481
Publisher Candlewick Press, 2007
Matthews, Elizabeth
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14094
Digger the dog who went to war
Inspired by a true story, a young soldier smuggles his dog onto his troop ship when he leaves to fight in World War I. Together they face the triumphs and tragedies of the Western Front.
ISBN 9780734415745
Publisher Lothian Books, 2015
Wilson, Mark
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9021
Discovery of dragons, The
Stimulating, intricate illustrations take us into the magical world of dragons.
ISBN 9780140565133
Publisher Penguin, 1998
Base, Graeme
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DK findout 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 DK findout series (10 books)
McDonald, Angela
No book cover.
1075
DK findout: Ancient Egypt
All you have you ever wanted to know about the Ancient Egyptians, from how they ate to how they made their mummies. This book is packed with surprising facts and amazing pictures of Ancient Egypt.
ISBN 9780241282779
Series DK findout series (10 books)
Publisher Dorling Kindersley, 2017
McDonald, Angela
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DMAG
A magazine format mix of movie, games and book reviews with some educational and informative articles, a project pull-out with teaching notes and lots of interesting information and ideas for pre-teens. 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 DMAG (36 books)
Tonkin, Dorothy (ed)
No book cover.
1202
DMAG: April 2013
A magazine format mix of movie, games and book reviews with some educational and informative articles, a project pull-out with teaching notes and lots of interesting information and ideas for pre-teens.
Series DMAG (28 of 36)
Publisher SmartyPantz Communications, 2010
Tonkin, Dorothy (ed)
No book cover.
16599
DMAG: April 2014
A magazine format mix of movie, games and book reviews with some educational and informative articles, a project pull-out with teaching notes and lots of interesting information and ideas for pre-teens.
Series DMAG (4 of 36)
Publisher SmartyPantz Communications, 2008
Tonkin, Dorothy (ed)
No book cover.
2615
DMAG: August
A magazine format mix of movie, games and book reviews with some educational and informative articles, a project pull-out with teaching notes and lots of interesting information and ideas for pre-teens.
Series DMAG (36 books)
Publisher SmartyPantz Communications, 2012
Tonkin, Dorothy (ed)
No book cover.
72775
DMAG: August 2014
A magazine format mix of movie, games and book reviews with some educational and informative articles, a project pull-out with teaching notes and lots of interesting information and ideas for pre-teens.
Series DMAG (8 of 36)
Publisher SmartyPantz Communications, 2008
Tonkin, Dorothy (ed)
No book cover.
124808
DMAG: December
A magazine format mix of movie, games and book reviews with some educational and informative articles, a project pull-out with teaching notes and lots of interesting information and ideas for pre-teens.
Series DMAG (36 books)
Publisher SmartyPantz Communications, 2012
Tonkin, Dorothy (ed)
No book cover.
3029
DMAG: December 2013
A magazine format mix of movie, games and book reviews with some educational and informative articles, a project pull-out with teaching notes and lots of interesting information and ideas for pre-teens.
Series DMAG (36 of 36)
Publisher SmartyPantz Communications, 2010
Tonkin, Dorothy (ed)
No book cover.
136132
DMAG: December 2014
A magazine format mix of movie, games and book reviews with some educational and informative articles, a project pull-out with teaching notes and lots of interesting information and ideas for pre-teens.
Series DMAG (36 books)
Publisher SmartyPantz Communications, 2011
Tonkin, Dorothy (ed)
No book cover.
131271
DMAG: February
A magazine format mix of movie, games and book reviews with some educational and informative articles, a project pull-out with teaching notes and lots of interesting information and ideas for pre-teens.
Series DMAG (36 books)
Publisher SmartyPantz Communications, 2012
Tonkin, Dorothy (ed)
No book cover.
872
DMAG: February 2013
A magazine format mix of movie, games and book reviews with some educational and informative articles, a project pull-out with teaching notes and lots of interesting information and ideas for pre-teens.
Series DMAG (26 of 36)
Publisher SmartyPantz Communications, 2010
Tonkin, Dorothy (ed)
No book cover.
7580
DMAG: February 2014
A magazine format mix of movie, games and book reviews with some educational and informative articles, a project pull-out with teaching notes and lots of interesting information and ideas for pre-teens.
Series DMAG (2 of 36)
Publisher SmartyPantz Communications, 2008
Tonkin, Dorothy (ed)
No book cover.
150572
DMAG: January
Series DMAG (36 books)
Publisher SmartyPantz Communications, 2012
Tonkin, Dorothy (ed)
No book cover.
854
DMAG: January 2013
A magazine format mix of movie, games and book reviews with some educational and informative articles, a project pull-out with teaching notes and lots of interesting information and ideas for pre-teens.
Series DMAG (25 of 36)
Publisher SmartyPantz Communications, 2010
Tonkin, Dorothy (ed)
No book cover.
64701
DMAG: January 2014
A magazine format mix of movie, games and book reviews with some educational and informative articles, a project pull-out with teaching notes and lots of interesting information and ideas for pre-teens.
Series DMAG (1 of 36)
Publisher SmartyPantz Communications, 2008
Tonkin, Dorothy (ed)
No book cover.
124801
DMAG: July
A magazine format mix of movie, games and book reviews with some educational and informative articles, a project pull-out with teaching notes and lots of interesting information and ideas for pre-teens.
Series DMAG (36 books)
Publisher SmartyPantz Communications, 2012
Tonkin, Dorothy (ed)
No book cover.
2407
DMAG: July 2013
A magazine format mix of movie, games and book reviews with some educational and informative articles, a project pull-out with teaching notes and lots of interesting information and ideas for pre-teens.
Series DMAG (31 of 36)
Publisher SmartyPantz Communications, 2010
Tonkin, Dorothy (ed)
No book cover.
70185
DMAG: July 2014
A magazine format mix of movie, games and book reviews with some educational and informative articles, a project pull-out with teaching notes and lots of interesting information and ideas for pre-teens.
Series DMAG (7 of 36)
Publisher SmartyPantz Communications, 2008
Tonkin, Dorothy (ed)
No book cover.
131275
DMAG: June
A magazine format mix of movie, games and book reviews with some educational and informative articles, a project pull-out with teaching notes and lots of interesting information and ideas for pre-teens.
Series DMAG (36 books)
Publisher SmartyPantz Communications, 2012
Tonkin, Dorothy (ed)
No book cover.
2370
DMAG: June 2013
A magazine format mix of movie, games and book reviews with some educational and informative articles, a project pull-out with teaching notes and lots of interesting information and ideas for pre-teens.
Series DMAG (30 of 36)
Publisher SmartyPantz Communications, 2010
Tonkin, Dorothy (ed)
No book cover.
66095
DMAG: June 2014
A magazine format mix of movie, games and book reviews with some educational and informative articles, a project pull-out with teaching notes and lots of interesting information and ideas for pre-teens.
Series DMAG (6 of 36)
Publisher SmartyPantz Communications, 2008
Tonkin, Dorothy (ed)
No book cover.
131268
DMAG: March
A magazine format mix of movie, games and book reviews with some educational and informative articles, a project pull-out with teaching notes and lots of interesting information and ideas for pre-teens.
Series DMAG (36 books)
Publisher SmartyPantz Communications, 2012
Tonkin, Dorothy (ed)
No book cover.
903
DMAG: March 2013
A magazine format mix of movie, games and book reviews with some educational and informative articles, a project pull-out with teaching notes and lots of interesting information and ideas for pre-teens.
Series DMAG (27 of 36)
Publisher SmartyPantz Communications, 2010
Tonkin, Dorothy (ed)
No book cover.
36771
DMAG: March 2014
A magazine format mix of movie, games and book reviews with some educational and informative articles, a project pull-out with teaching notes and lots of interesting information and ideas for pre-teens.
Series DMAG (3 of 36)
Publisher SmartyPantz Communications, 2008
Tonkin, Dorothy (ed)
No book cover.
142431
DMAG: May
A magazine format mix of movie, games and book reviews with some educational and informative articles, a project pull-out with teaching notes and lots of interesting information and ideas for pre-teens.
Series DMAG (17 of 36)
Publisher SmartyPantz Communications, 2012
Tonkin, Dorothy (ed)
No book cover.
2332
DMAG: May 2013
A magazine format mix of movie, games and book reviews with some educational and informative articles, a project pull-out with teaching notes and lots of interesting information and ideas for pre-teens.
Series DMAG (29 of 36)
Publisher SmartyPantz Communications, 2010
Tonkin, Dorothy (ed)
No book cover.
43897
DMAG: May 2014
A magazine format mix of movie, games and book reviews with some educational and informative articles, a project pull-out with teaching notes and lots of interesting information and ideas for pre-teens.
Series DMAG (5 of 36)
Publisher SmartyPantz Communications, 2008
Tonkin, Dorothy (ed)
No book cover.
124157
DMAG: November
A magazine format mix of movie, games and book reviews with some educational and informative articles, a project pull-out with teaching notes and lots of interesting information and ideas for pre-teens.
Series DMAG (36 books)
Publisher SmartyPantz Communications, 2012
Tonkin, Dorothy (ed)
No book cover.
2994
DMAG: November 2013
A magazine format mix of movie, games and book reviews with some educational and informative articles, a project pull-out with teaching notes and lots of interesting information and ideas for pre-teens.
Series DMAG (35 of 36)
Publisher SmartyPantz Communications, 2010
Tonkin, Dorothy (ed)
No book cover.
87017
DMAG: November 2014
A magazine format mix of movie, games and book reviews with some educational and informative articles, a project pull-out with teaching notes and lots of interesting information and ideas for pre-teens.
Series DMAG (11 of 36)
Publisher SmartyPantz Communications, 2008
Tonkin, Dorothy (ed)
No book cover.
126929
DMAG: October
A magazine format mix of movie, games and book reviews with some educational and informative articles, a project pull-out with teaching notes and lots of interesting information and ideas for pre-teens.
Series DMAG (36 books)
Publisher SmartyPantz Communications, 2012
Tonkin, Dorothy (ed)
No book cover.
2725
DMAG: October 2013
A magazine format mix of movie, games and book reviews with some educational and informative articles, a project pull-out with teaching notes and lots of interesting information and ideas for pre-teens.
Series DMAG (32 of 36)
Publisher SmartyPantz Communications, 2010
Tonkin, Dorothy (ed)
No book cover.
86987
DMAG: October 2014
A magazine format mix of movie, games and book reviews with some educational and informative articles, a project pull-out with teaching notes and lots of interesting information and ideas for pre-teens.
Series DMAG (10 of 36)
Publisher SmartyPantz Communications, 2008
Tonkin, Dorothy (ed)
No book cover.
124161
DMAG: September
A magazine format mix of movie, games and book reviews with some educational and informative articles, a project pull-out with teaching notes and lots of interesting information and ideas for pre-teens.
Series DMAG (36 books)
Publisher SmartyPantz Communications, 2012
Tonkin, Dorothy (ed)
No book cover.
2649
DMAG: September 2013
A magazine format mix of movie, games and book reviews with some educational and informative articles, a project pull-out with teaching notes and lots of interesting information and ideas for pre-teens.
Series DMAG (33 of 36)
Publisher SmartyPantz Communications, 2010
Tonkin, Dorothy (ed)
No book cover.
86973
DMAG: September 2014
A magazine format mix of movie, games and book reviews with some educational and informative articles, a project pull-out with teaching notes and lots of interesting information and ideas for pre-teens.
Series DMAG (9 of 36)
Publisher SmartyPantz Communications, 2008
Tonkin, Dorothy (ed)
No book cover.
4719
Dog lost
A wandering dog, a cattle dog, a dog that loves the land. With master by his side, the wilderness is no stranger. Until the storm comes.
ISBN 9781922081612
Publisher Windy Hollow Books, 2015
Ramage, Jan & Simmonds, Brian (ill)
Image currently unavailable
6820
Dog on the tuckerbox, The
Bill and his bullock team delivered supplies and news to settlers in remote parts of the country. His best mate was Lady, his brave and faithful dog. One day, when the axle on the bullock dray split, Bill went for help, leaving Lady on watch on the tuckerbox. Based on a true story about Lady's loyalty and the monument erected to honour her.
ISBN 9781742030081
Publisher Black Dog Books, 2008
Fenton, Corinne & Gouldthorpe, Peter (ill)
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20711
Dr Karl's big book of amazing animals
From creepy crawlies and the world under the water to the biggest, longest, loudest, sleepiest and stinkiest animals of all. Here are lots of facts to astonish, puzzle and perplex, codes to crack, things to draw and colour, odd ones out, and differences to spot,
ISBN 9781743547434
Publisher MacMillan, 2016
Kruszelnicki, Dr Karl
Image currently unavailable
41853
Dragon legends
Look inside the mythical and fantastic world of dragons. A magnificent mixture of heroic myths, stories and folktales from the storytelling traditions of India, Greece, England, Wales, Sweden and China.
ISBN 9781843652120
Publisher Pavilion, 2012
Passes, David
Image currently unavailable
4514
Drawn onward
From the masterful pen of multi-award-winning Meg McKinlay and dynamic new illustrator Andrew Frazer, Drawn Onward explores shifting perspectives and the inner voice. The text is a palindrome that takes readers from the glass half empty - 'There is no light on the horizon and it is foolish to think you can change anything at all' - to the glass half full- 'You can change anything at all. It is foolish to think there is no light on the horizon.'
ISBN 9781925164848
Publisher Fremantle Press, 2017
McKinlay, Meg and Frazer, Andrew (ill)
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21653
Dream of the thylacine, The
The last of the thylacine, or Tasmanian Tigers, died in Hobart Zoo in the late 1930s. With actual images of this animal incorporated within the text and landscapes, you can almost feel its anguished cry for freedom. The verse is powerful and succinct urging a respect for what is no more.
ISBN 9781742373836
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2011
Wild, Margaret & Brooks, Ron (ill)
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2933
Dreams of freedom
Quotations by seventeen eminent people explore the many different aspects of freedom. The freedom to have an education, the freedom not to be hurt or tortured, the freedom to have a home and the freedom to be yourself.
ISBN 9781847804532
Publisher Frances Lincoln, 2015
Amnesty International & various
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22985
Drought
I remember when rain stopped, When day by day the water dropped, All across a sun-bleached land, Drought spread its withered, deadly hand.
ISBN 9781743817599
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2018
French, Jackie & Whatley, Bruce (ill)
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2183
Duck and the Darklings, The
Grandpapa's eyes shine brightly when he remembers the beauty of the world. Now they all live underground and Peterboy wants to find something to bring the light back and keep it there. What he finds is an injured duck.
ISBN 9781743312612
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2014
Millard, Glenda & King, Stephen Michael (ill)
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55512
Duck in the gun, The
The general and his men are about to fire on a town they are at war with. But, the Gunner has bad news for the General. They can't load the gun because a duck is nesting inside it.
ISBN 9781921150838
Publisher Walker Books, 2009
Topics / Year 5 easy reads /
Cowley, Joy & Belton, Robyn (ill)
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12387
Egg drop
A quirky story about a young, independent egg who wants to fly. The egg doesn't want to wait or listen to advice.
ISBN 9780099432036
Publisher Jonathan Cape, 2002
Grey, Mini
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9961
Elephant man
Joseph doesn't look like other people. His skin is thick and lumpy, his limbs are oddly shaped, and his head has a big, bony lump. People call him Elephant Man and scream in terror when they see him. But, inside, Joseph longs for a friend to understand him. Based on the famous, true story of Joseph Merrick.
ISBN 9781760292201
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2016
Di Fiore, Mariangela & Hodnefjeld, Hilde (ill) & Hedger, Rosie (trans)
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831
Enemy, The
There's a war on. We see something that could be a desert, in which there are two holes. In the holes are two soldiers. They are enemies.
ISBN 9780958557184
Publisher Wilkins Farago Pty Ltd, 2007
Cali, Davide & Bloch, Serge (ill)
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119
Enora and the black crane
An aboriginal story that tells of Enora's fascination with the coloured birds of the forest.
ISBN 9780868966441
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 1991
Meeks, Arone Raymond
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16165
Falling angels
Sally could fly before she could crawl, travelling across the world to visit beautiful remote areas. She longs to share this world with her grandmother.
ISBN 9781741664201
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2010
Thompson, Colin
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5473
Fat Head the bird
Liam tells the story of Fat Head, the bird, who sometimes gets up to mischief. Liam learns the value of pet ownership and why we need rules.
ISBN 9780980359350
Publisher Indij Readers, 2007
Lawson, Liam & others
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3184
Feathers
The sandpiper stretched its wings in the chilling breeze. It knew it was time to leave...so it took flight. Follow the feathers as they fall along this exquisite journey of heartache, hope and home.
ISBN 9781760157357
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2017
Cummings, Phil & Lesnie, Phil (ill)
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6166
Fire
One small spark brought fire awake, winding like a small black snake. Fire flickered, fire crept, flames snickered, bushfire leapt.
ISBN 9781742838175
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2014
French, Jackie & Whatley, Bruce (ill)
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5513
Firewood & rabbits
In this picture book autobiography, Ron Jackson describes his eventful childhood as one of thirteen children in a stockman's family living in isolated Balranald. He discusses home schooling, catching rabbits, and collecting firewood in a homemade boat.
ISBN 9780980359343
Publisher Indij Readers, 2007
Jackson, Ron
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5907
Flight
Tonight is the night. The family has to flee. Set in biblical times, a small family sets off across a desert in search of refuge from persecution in their own country. Beset by heat and thirst, and threatening tanks, they travel towards a refugee camp and safety, while they wait for asylum in another country. An ancient story becomes a fable for our times.
ISBN 9781922081483
Publisher Windy Hollow Books, 2015
Wheatley, Nadia & Greder, Armin (ill)
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6862
Flood
The rain stopped but the wall of water surged, sounding like a helicopter. Sounding like a flood.
ISBN 9781742830728
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2011
French, Jackie & Whatley, Bruce (ill)
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91122
Floods family files, The
Fantastically cynical picture book exploring Flood's everyday life and family history. The more you know about traditional vampires, warlocks, literary monsters and B-grade horror movies, the more you will enjoy it. Be prepared to use your brain to solve the riddles and the dictionary to get all the jokes.
ISBN 9781864719420
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2009
Thompson, Colin
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83210
Flower, The
Brigg, a sad-looking kid, lives in a grey building and works in a grey library in a cold, colourless city. Dangerous books are kept in the library. When Brigg finds one of these books and sees pictures of beautifully coloured things called flowers, he wonders what it might take to fill a whole city with flowers.
ISBN 9781846430718
Publisher Child's Play International Ltd, 2006
Light, John & Evans, Lisa (ill)
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12116
Follow that bus
Two bank robbers find more than they bargained for when they encounter a group of school children visiting a farm.
ISBN 9780099932208
Publisher Red Fox, 1992
Hutchins, Pat & Hutchins, Laurence (ill)
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8576
For keeps: Treasury of stories, poems and plays, A
A treasury of stories, poems and plays celebrating one hundred years of The School Magazine. Discover some of the finest writing and illustration from the pages of the longest running children's magazine in the world. Meet larrikins and chatterboxes, brave hearts and lost souls, best mates and wise elders. Encounter ghosts and fairies, monsters and aliens, a cranky parrot and a talking carrot.
ISBN 9780731387465
Publisher NSW Department of Education, 2016
Various
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567911
Forest, The
A book about the journey of life, from our wide-eyes of childhood through the tangles and brambles, into our end.
ISBN 9781592702183
Publisher Enchanted Lion books, 2018
Bozzi, Ricardo & Lopiz, Violeta & Vidali, Valerio (ill)
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1919
Forward march
On ANZAC Day in Australia, people of all ages and nationalities gather at war memorials for the dawn service and line city streets to watch the march. This national day of mourning and commemoration honours the men and women who returned from war, and those who did not.
ISBN 9781742990804
Publisher Omnibus Books, 2016
Mattingley, Christobel & Kennett, David (ill)
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143
Fox
A story about an unusual friendship between a dog and a magpie. Magpie's wing is injured in a fire and she can no longer fly. She is looked after by Dog, who is blind in one eye. He wills Magpie to get better and enjoy her life again. The friendship continues until Fox arrives. Seeing the pair cosily together, Fox conspires to separate them.
ISBN 9781929132164
Publisher Kane/Miller, 2001
Wild, Margaret & Brooks, Ron
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41059
Frogs closeup
Frogs go through an amazing transformation during their life cycle and are well adapted to living on land and in water. Take a closer look at these incredible amphibians.
ISBN 9781742033990
Publisher Wild Dog Books, 2016
Hope, Charles
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28334
From little things big things grow
The iconic song by Paul Kelly and Kev Carmody recounts the story of when Vincent Lingiari and other Gurindji workers walked off the Wave Hill cattle station in 1966. What began as a strike over wages and conditions became an eight year long struggle for the return of traditional lands. Illustrated by Gurindji schoolchildren.
ISBN 9780975770887
Publisher One Day Hill Pty Ltd, 2008
Topics / Aboriginal content /
Kelly, P & Carmody, K & Hudson, P (ill) & Kalkaringi School Children (ill)
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148
Fungus the bogeyman
A strip cartoon book about a miserable Bogeyman called Fungus, his wife Mildew, and son, Mould.
ISBN 9780140542356
Publisher Puffin UK, 1990
Briggs, Raymond
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2336
Gallipoli
Dawn approaches on 25 April 1915 and ANZACs Bluey and Dusty sail towards Gallipoli. As their ship gets closer, the two friends hear the noise of battle. Will they be brave enough for what lies ahead of them.
ISBN 9781743621295
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2014
Greenwood, Kerry & White, Annie (ill)
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32611
Gaolbird: True story of William Swallow, convict and pirate, The
It's 23 October 1821 and convict William Swallow stands on the deck of the Malabar for muster. He is wearing a canary yellow convict uniform and his legs are chained. He's just completed the 121-day sea voyage from London to Hobart Town, but his wild and audacious adventures have barely begun. He'll soon ditch the convict uniform and the chains, take part in a mutiny, become a pirate captain and fool the world in what just might be the most outrageous and unbelievable true story in Australia's convict history.
ISBN 9781925498172
Publisher Text Publishing Co, 2017
Barnard, Simon
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154
Giant devil-dingo, The
The legend of Gaiya, the giant devil-dingo belongs to people from the Cape York Peninsula.
ISBN 9780027778403
Publisher MacMillan, 1975
Roughsey, Dick
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9339
Grandad tree, The
An apple tree in the garden represents the changing stages of life. Children play in the tree's shade with their grandad in summer and rake its leaves in autumn. The continuing presence of the tree supports them as they come to accept his death.
ISBN 9780744578751
Publisher Walker Books, 2001
Cooke, Trish & Wilson, Sharon
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166
Grandad's gifts
Shane's curiosity gets the better of him as he must know what is in the forbidden cupboard.
ISBN 9780140548129
Publisher Penguin, 1998
Jennings, Paul & Goldthorpe, Peter (ill)
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12103
Grandma's shoes
When a young girl's grandmother dies, she hears the comment, 'Who will ever step into her shoes?' She finds grandma's shoes and goes on a journey, filled with images of her beloved grandma. Powerfully depicts healing after a loved one's death.
ISBN 9780733611780
Publisher Hodder Headline Australia Pty Ltd, 2000
Hathorn, Libby & Magerl, Caroline (ill)
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15039
Grandpa's angel
Grandpa tells his grandson about his life and guardian angel during a dark period in history. Watercolour illustrations add to this endearing story.
ISBN 9781844280346
Publisher Walker Books, 2005
Topics / Year 5 easy reads /
Bauer, Jutta
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37135
Great buildings
Throughout history, people have overcome every challenge to create fantastic buildings that have shaped the world. From the ancient pyramids to the tallest skyscraper, each building has its own history, unique features, brilliant architects and builders. Timelines show other buildings being constructed at the time and how they reflected the societies in which they were designed and built.
ISBN 9781847800367
Publisher Frances Lincoln, 2011
Topics / STEM /
Clements, Gilllian
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5732
Great castle search, The
Through challenging puzzles, find out how people lived in castles, and the tournaments and battles that occurred. Each double page spread covers a different aspect of castle life and is crammed full of things for you to find.
ISBN 9780746057537
Series Usborne great searches series (6 books)
Publisher Usborne Publishing Ltd, 2004
Topics / Year 5 easy reads /
Bingham, Jane
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35742
Great dinosaur search, The
Search the beautiful illustrations for giant insects or for dinosaurs who lived in the shallow seas or in the dusty deserts. Includes dinosaur facts and interesting illustrations showing the ancestors of some animals that we see today.
ISBN 9780746067734
Series Usborne great searches series (6 books)
Publisher Usborne Publishing Ltd, 2005
Topics / Year 5 easy reads /
Heywood, Rosie
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2014
Great escape from city zoo, The
An anteater, elephant, turtle and flamingo break out of the City Zoo and, disguised, manage to blend in for a time and enjoy their freedom in the city. Sepia drawings are a highlight of this escape adventure.
ISBN 9780207196089
Publisher HarperCollins Australia, 1997
Riddle, Tohby
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35797
Great history search, The
Each double page of this book comprises an illustrated scene from a different period of history, crammed with people and events. The fun comes in finding the people, animals and objects in the scene. Smaller pictures around the edges show the things to be spotted and captions give more information.
ISBN 9780746067185
Series Usborne great searches series (6 books)
Publisher Usborne Publishing Ltd, 2005
Topics / Year 5 easy reads /
Khanduri, Kamini
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12956
Great Montefiasco, The
The Great Montefiasco never gets anything right. When he meets `The Fabulous Betty' things still go wrong but sometimes two wrongs do make a right. Inspiration and hope for all the lonely people.
ISBN 9780734406149
Publisher Thomas C Lothian Pty Ltd, 2004
Thompson, Colin & Redlich, Ben (ill)
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17826
Great prehistoric search, The
This puzzle book explores life on Earth millions of years ago and the many different plants and animals that inhabited it. Every double page spread is packed with extraordinary detail and objects to spot, including intriguing prehistoric creatures from the most fearsome of dinosaurs to the tiniest of insects.
ISBN 9780746071458
Series Usborne great searches series (6 books)
Publisher Usborne Publishing Ltd, 2006
Topics / Year 5 easy reads /
Bingham, Jane & Jackson, Ian (ill)
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1966
Great undersea search, The
Through these challenging puzzles, find out about the many weird and wonderful creatures living in the sea. Each double page spread is crammed full of interesting facts and things for you to find.
ISBN 9780746070550
Series Usborne great searches series (6 books)
Publisher Usborne Publishing Ltd, 2005
Topics / Year 5 easy reads /
Needham, Kate & Jackson, Ian (ill)
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43487
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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568907
Happiness box, The: A wartime book of hope
In 1942, Sergeant 'Griff' Griffin was a prisoner of war. With Christmas approaching, he decided to make a book for the children cooped up in nearby Changi Prison. The book was said to contain the secrets to happiness. Open this book and learn the true and inspirational story of the making of the Happiness Box book.
ISBN 9781925081381
Publisher Walker Books, 2018
Greenwood, Mark & McLean, Andrew
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22044
Heart and the bottle, The
Once there was a girl whose life was filled with wonder at the world around her. Then, one day, something happened that made the girl take her heart and put it in a safe place. However, after that, it seemed that the world was even emptier than before. It takes another little girl to demonstrate that life is there to be lived.
ISBN 9780007182343
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, UK, 2010
Jeffers, Oliver
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3802
Her mother's face
Although Siobhan's mother died when she was small, she can remember her mother's hands, her voice and her words. But, no matter how hard she tries, Siobhan cannot remember her mother's face. She'd ask her father but he is too sad and Siobhan carries her grief deep within her. One day, a woman shows her how to remember and has a message for Siobhan's father.
ISBN 9780439815017
Publisher Scholastic US, 2009
Topics / Year 5 easy reads /
Doyle, Roddy & Blackwood, Freya (ill)
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Heritage Heroes series
Stephanie Owen Reeder's award-winning Heritage Heroes series retells the remarkable true stories of famous Australians, while providing historical insights into their lives. 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 Heritage Heroes series (4 books)
Reeder, Stephanie Owen
No book cover.
40213
Home
When their cliff top habitat is destroyed by fire, a pair of peregrine falcons must find a new one. They end up in the city but they wonder if they will be able to make it to their home.
ISBN 9781862916692
Publisher Omnibus Books, 2006
Oliver, Narelle
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30126
Honey bees close up
Not only do bees provide us with honey and beeswax, they are responsible for much of the food we depend on every day. Take a closer look at these important insects.
ISBN 9781742033440
Publisher Wild Dog Books, 2014
Hope, Charles
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15097
House of Narcissus, The
A beautiful house in Venice, rich in history, revisits its past stories in the context of the present. It is a house that has shunned all inhabitants but eventually it welcomes a fragile cat and opens its heart to life.
ISBN 9780733310492
Publisher ABC Books, 2001
Wild, Margaret & Harris, Wayne (ill)
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6818
House that was built in a day, The: ANZAC cottage
A community in Western Australia decided to honour the ANZACs by building a house in one single day and giving it to a returning wounded ANZAC soldier. It is the oldest memorial in Western Australia and one of the oldest nationally.
ISBN 9781920694715
Publisher University of Western Australia Press, 2007
Everett, Valerie & McGuire, Barbara
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15348
How to live forever
A boy in search of a missing book, lost over two hundred years ago, looks in a library that holds a complete collection of all the books ever published. The shelves come alive at night when the watchman has fallen asleep.
ISBN 9780099461814
Publisher Red Fox, 1998
Thompson, Colin
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35705
Hunters and hunted
The animal kingdom is a dangerous place, especially at mealtimes. While hunters are out searching for their dinner, the hunted are using all sorts of tricks just to stay alive. Welcome to the frightening and dangerous world of the hunters and the hunted.
ISBN 9781742033365
Publisher Wild Dog Books, 2014
Hope, Charles
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6541
Hush treasure book, The
A joyous compilation of short stories, poems and artwork by 30 renowned Australian authors & illustrators. A CD of music is included.
ISBN 9781760112790
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2015
Various
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12500
I did nothing: the extinction of the gastric-brooding frog
Zeek learns the fate of what might have been the last Gastric-Brooding Frog. Sadly, the frog, which may have held the secret of a cure for cancer, was known for just nine years before all trace of it was lost in the wild.
ISBN 9780734405074
Publisher Thomas C Lothian Pty Ltd, 2004
Crew, Gary & Wilson, Mark (ill)
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12332
I said nothing: the extinction of the paradise parrot
Young Harry tells the story of the death of the last Paradise Parrot, possibly the most beautiful of all Australian birds. While he tries to blame trappers for the bird's extinction, he soon realises that he must take some responsibility himself.
ISBN 9780734405593
Publisher Thomas C Lothian Pty Ltd, 2003
Crew, Gary & Wilson, Mark (ill)
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12333
I saw nothing: the extinction of the thylacine
Rosie witnessed the capture of the last thylacine (tiger-wolf) in Tasmania. She is concerned that she may have been able to do something to save it, and so save the species from extinction.
ISBN 9780734404725
Publisher Thomas C Lothian Pty Ltd, 2003
Crew, Gary & Wilson, Mark (ill)
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570823
If I was Prime Minister
The Prime Minister makes decisions that affect us all. Being the Prime Minister is an important job. Imagine if children made all the decisions and what would happen.
ISBN 9780733338953
Publisher ABC Books, 2018
Feiner, Robin
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6917
iF... a mind-bending new way of looking at big ideas and numbers
Some things are so huge or so old that it's hard to wrap your mind around them. But, if we took these big, hard-to-imagine objects and events and compared them to things we can see, feel and touch then, instantly, we would see our world in a whole new way.
ISBN 9781925059267
Publisher New Frontier Publishing, 2015
Topics / STEM /
Smith, David & Adams, Steve (ill)
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65426
Iliad and the odyssey, The
The segments cover 28 short, exciting, retold incidents from Homer's 'The Iliad', including the Greek/Trojan War, the Trojan Horse, and the characters of Helen of Troy, Paris, Achilles, and 'The Odyssey' including his battles with Cyclops, the Sirens and the Scylla.
ISBN 9781406303483
Publisher Walker Books, 2006
Williams, Marcia (retell)
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In the lamplight
If you enjoyed the award-winning Light Horse Boy and Lighthouse Girl, you will also enjoy In the Lamplight. This book draws on Australian war history with the protagonist being Rose, a young English girl turned nurse who cares for and falls in love with Jim - the Light Horse Boy. On the long journey back to Australia they experience the appalling loss of life due to the Spanish flu epidemic. But that is not the only challenge they face together.
ISBN 9781925591224
Publisher Fremantle Press, 2018
Wolfer, Dianne & Simmonds, Brian (ill)
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Instructions
Imagine yourrself in a fairytale. This stunning picture book guides you through a fantasy world where anything is possible, and the value of not harming others is paramount.
ISBN 9781408808641
Publisher Bloomsbury, 2010
Gaiman, Neil & Vess, Charles (ill)
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212
Is it true, Grandfather
Grandfather tells the story to the villagers of his first adventures in the cave when he was eight years old.
ISBN 9780868969879
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 1996
Lohse, Wendy & Sands, Jenny (ill)
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25952
It goes without saying
A tour through fifty years of the cartoon strips, Peanuts, revealing the philosophy of Charles M Schulz at its silent best. Actions speak louder than words in this feast of visual annecdotes and comments on life. Everyone can identify with, or knows someone just like, Charlie Brown, Lucy, Linus, Schroeder, Snoopy or Woodstock.
ISBN 9781841612720
Publisher Ravette Publishing, 2007
Topics / Year 6 easy reads /
Schulz, Charles M
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2064
Jack's bugle
Aidan leaves the farm to join the war, along with his bugle. He is excited by the promise of travel, adventure and new friends, using his bugle to inspire his battalion.
ISBN 9781922081292
Publisher Windy Hollow Books, 2014
Bell, Krista & Elliott, Belinda (ill)
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793
Jandamarra
Set in the Kimberley region in north-west Australia, this is the story of a young warrior born to lead. To the settlers, he was an outlaw to be hunted. To the Bunuba, he was a courageous defender of his country. This story of conflict and divided loyalties gives a unique insight into an extraordinary man and a tragic but important part of Australia's history.
ISBN 9781742375700
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2013
Greenwood, Mark & Denton, Terry (ill)
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2388
Jenny Angel
Jenny's little brother, Davy, is very ill and her mother says that no one will be able to keep him alive. But, Jenny thinks that as long as she watches over Davy, nothing can happen. An emotionally charged story about a young girl's courageous stand, and the uncertainty and beauty of life.
ISBN 9780140545258
Publisher Penguin, 2002
Wild, Margaret & Spudvilas, Anne
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Jewel fish of Karnak, The
In ancient Egypt, Jackal and Ibis are given a task by Cat Pharaoh, to travel along the Nile to retrieve the previous jewel fish from Crocodile Prince. Contains hieroglyphics and a jewel puzzle.
ISBN 9780670074679
Publisher Penguin, 2011
Base, Graeme
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2441
Jim's lion
Jim is ill in hospital and his dreams are fearful and wild. His nurse gives him a mission, to find in his dreams his animal finder, who can guide him home wherever his illness takes him.
ISBN 9781406346022
Publisher Walker Books, 2014
Hoban, Russell & Deacon, Alexis (ill)
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2415
Joseph
An attractive version of the old testament story about Joseph.
ISBN 9781864481709
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2001
Fienberg, Anna & Gamble, Kim (ill)
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2930
Journey, The
To escape the turmoil and tragedy brought by war, a family leaves their home and everything they know to embark on a very long journey,
ISBN 9781909263994
Publisher Flying Eye Books, 2016
Topics / Displacement /
Sanna, Francesca
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833
Kampung boy
Illustrated story of a Muslim boy's adventures and mischief-making, fishing trips, religious education and work on his family's rubber plantation in Malaysia. However, the traditional way of life in his village (kampung) is steadily disappearing.
ISBN 9780980607000
Publisher Wilkins Farago Pty Ltd, 2009
Lat
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12898
Kingdom for a hat, A
King Gregorius thinks he's the best king in the world, a great poet and very wise judge. But, his people are not as silly as he thinks they are. They bring about his downfall simply by following his orders. It all starts with a crazy-looking hat.
ISBN 9780734405494
Publisher Thomas C Lothian Pty Ltd, 2003
Heimann, Rolf & Spooner, John
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1743
Lake Mungo: our story
The spectacular scenery around Lake Mungo, at Willandra Lakes Region in south-west NSW, is described and its problems such as soil erosion are discussed. Accompanied by beautiful black and white photography.
ISBN 9780980359329
Publisher Indij Readers, 2007
Mitchell, J & McDougall, W
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16789
Lennie the legend: Solo to Sydney by pony
In 1932, a young boy, Lennie Gwyther, made a 1200 mile (1931km) return journey from rural Victoria to Sydney to witness the opening of the Sydney Harbour Bridge. He travelled on horseback, mostly alone, camping out at night and relying on the kindness of strangers for bed and food. He encountered floods and fires, and inspired a nation coping with the Great Depression. Based on a true story.
ISBN 9780642278654
Series Heritage Heroes series (3 of 4)
Publisher National Library of Australia, 2015
Reeder, Stephanie Owen
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Little wooden horse, The
In eighteenth century London, two children, Elizabeth and Tom, are so hungry, they steal a loaf of bread from the bakery. They are caught and transported to Australia aboard a convict ship. Their time on board is harrowing and the voyage is certainly not smooth sailing. By the time they arrive in New South Wales, Tom is ill with fever and his fate unknown.
ISBN 9781921136535
Publisher Windy Hollow Books, 2010
Wilson, Mark
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9259
Looking for Atlantis
A young boy mourning his dead grandfather, a seafaring adventurer, tries to find Atlantis.
ISBN 9780679885474
Publisher Dragonfly Publishing, 1997
Topics / Year 5 easy reads /
Thompson, Colin
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Lots
Come on a guided tour around the world and discover the many things that make each place unique. Sleepy sloths, colourful cows, prolific pastries, staggering skylines and teeming traffic; you'll be surprised what you find along the way. There' so much to discover, experience and learn from our planet.
ISBN 9780670078943
Publisher Viking Children's, 2016
Martin, Marc
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Luke's way of looking
All the boys in Luke's art class see things the same way, except for Luke. When Luke visits an art gallery, he sees some amazing paintings and, whoever created them, sees things just the way Luke does. Luke feels as though he fits in.
ISBN 9780733614378
Publisher Hodder Headline Australia Pty Ltd, 2001
Wheatley, Nadia & Ottley, Matt
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45692
Lying carpet, The
In an unused living room in a large house, there is a tiger rug on the floor, a statue of a little girl on the window sill and an armchair. The tiger cannot see anything except the skirting board and the chair can only look at the opposite wall. When the statue comes to life, the conversation that ensues is highly individual.
ISBN 9781842704417
Publisher Andersen Press Ltd, 2008
Lucas, David
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39254
Mad about monkeys
Find out about the many different types of monkeys, from the smallest Pygmy Marmoset to the largest Mandrill. Discover where monkeys come from, their social life and order, how they use tools, and how deforestation threatens their populations. You'll soon be raving mad about monkeys.
ISBN 9781909263574
Series About animals series NEW SERIES 2018 (3 books)
Publisher Flying Eye Books, 2015
Davey, Owen
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38435
Magpie
Author Luke Davies wrote a poem called Childhood Terror which described, in nine lines, the fear of a magpie attack, and a boy's reaction as his father helps him face that fear. This wonderful picture book turns the poem into a story of a dog and his pup on a journey to find the magpie.
ISBN 9780733322686
Publisher ABC Books, 2010
Davies, Luke & Kiuru, Inari (ill)
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247
Man, The
A little, hairy man appears in the bedroom of a schoolboy demanding food, clothing and shelter. This story is told in cartoon style.
ISBN 9780099108818
Publisher Red Fox, 1994
Briggs, Raymond
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97658
Maralinga: the Anangu story
In words and pictures, Yalata and Oak Valley community members, with author Christobel Mattingley, describe what happened in the Maralinga Tjarutja lands of South Australia, before the bombs and after.
ISBN 9781741756210
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2009
Mattingley, Christobel & Yalata and Oak Valley community & Yalata and Oak Valley communities (ill)
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15742
Martin Pebble
Martin is a little boy who blushes a lot and is happiest in the summer, when everyone else has a red face too. He sets out to find a reason for his strange affliction and finds a friend, Roddy Rackett, who keeps on sneezing even when he doesn't have a cold. The events of life are quaintly told.
ISBN 9780714846224
Publisher Phaidon Press Limited, 2006
Topics / Year 6 easy reads /
Sempe, Jean-Jacques
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120136
McFig & McFly
McFig and his daughter, Rosie, live in a lovely little cottage far away from anywhere big. One day, McFly and his son, Anton, buy the land next door. Friendship turns to competition when McFly builds a cottage just like McFig's house. When the two start adding things onto their houses, it soon gets out of hand in this tale of jealousy, revenge and death, with a happy ending.
ISBN 9780763633868
Publisher Candlewick Press, 2008
Drescher, Henrik
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Me, Teddy
I am Teddy. This is my scrap book. It's about me growing up from a tiny puppy, with a boofy head and big, brown, melty eyes, to a big black labrador, weighing forty kilos, and still with a boofy head and big, brown, melty eyes. This is me, Teddy.
ISBN 9781760291334
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2016
McKimmie, Chris
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41350
Mechanica: a beginner's field guide
Welcome to future Earth. Despite repeated warnings, the environment has become polluted to such an extent that many areas of the globe have become uninhabitable, and wildlife is now extinct. From the ashes, a new style of wildlife is created. Wildlife that will not remain harnessed by humankind. Welcome to the world of Mechanica.
ISBN 9781760401085
Publisher The Five Mile Press Pty Ltd, 2016
Balchin, Lance
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Meet Banjo Paterson
Andrew Barton Paterson spent his early years in country NSW. He was sent to finish his education in Sydney, where he eventually worked as a lawyer. Paterson missed the bush and, using the pseudonym, the Banjo, after the horse he used to ride, began to write poems and stories that brought the bush to the city. He is famous for The Man from Snowy River and Waltzing Matilda.
ISBN 9780857980083
Publisher Random House Children's Books, 2015
Weidenbach, Kristin & Gulliver Hancock, James (ill)
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3828
Meet Captain Cook
Captain James Cook was an explorer in the British Royal Navy. In 1768, Cook and his crew on the HMB Endeavour set sail from England in search of new lands and scientific knowledge. They discovered the east coast of New Holland (Australia) and claimed it for the King of England in1788.
ISBN 9780857980182
Publisher Random House Children's Books, 2014
Murdie, Rae & Nixon, Chris (ill)
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18816
Meet Douglas Mawson
Douglas Mawson led the first Australian expedition to the Antarctic. Under extreme conditions, he survived the dangers and challenges of the frozen continent. An inspiring story of courage.
ISBN 9780857981950
Publisher Random House Children's Books, 2014
Dumbleton, Mike & Green, Snip (ill)
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Meet Mary MacKillop
Mary MacKillop, Australia's first saint, started her first school in 1866. It was the first of many schools she started, to educate any child, no matter how rich or poor.
ISBN 9781742757216
Publisher Random House Children's Books, 2013
Murphy, Sally & Martinez, Sonia (ill)
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Meet Nancy Bird Walton
Nancy Bird Walton grew up during the golden age of aviation. By the time she was thirteen, Nancy knew she wanted to fly. She studied under the famous aviator, Charles Kingsford Smith. This is the story of how Nancy began her career as Australia's first female commercial pilot.
ISBN 9780857983879
Publisher Random House Children's Books, 2014
Atwood, Grace & Slaghekke, Harry (ill)
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Meet Ned Kelly
Ned Kelly was a notorious bushranger, he lived in Australia's earliest days. Ned was daring and clever and bold, in a suit made of iron, and his story is still being told.
ISBN 9781742757186
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2013
Brian, Janeen & Adams, Matt (ill)
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Meet Sidney Nolan
Sidney Nolan is one of Australia's most admired and recognised visual artists. This is the story of how he developed his iconic Ned Kelly series of paintings, brought modernist art to Australia and took Australian art to an admiring international audience.
ISBN 9780857985897
Publisher Random House Children's Books, 2015
Mes, Yvonne & Eterovic, Sandra (ill)
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Meet the ANZACS
ANZAC is the name given to the Australian and New Zealand troops who landed at Gallipoli in World War I. They embarked on a journey that went horribly wrong. It changed their lives and the course of history. The name is now a symbol of bravery and friendship.
ISBN 9780857981929
Publisher Random House Children's Books, 2014
Saxby, Claire & Berry, Max (ill)
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Meet Weary Dunlop
Sir Edward 'Weary' Dunlop was an Australian Army surgeon during World War II. This is the story of how Weary's bravery and compassion helped to save the lives and bolster the spirits of fellow prisoners of war on the Thai-Burma Railway.
ISBN 9780857985361
Publisher Random House Children's Books, 2015
Saxby, Claire & Lord, Jeremy (ill)
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18418
Miraculous journey of Edward Tulane, The
Edward Tulane, a cold-hearted and proud toy rabbit, loves only himself until he is separated from the little girl who adores him. He travels across the country, acquiring new owners and learning some valuable lessons.
ISBN 9780763625894
Publisher Candlewick Press, 2006
DiCamillo, Kate & Ibatoulline, Bagram (ill)
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29836
Monsters
Tildy knows there are monsters - lolling on her cushions, reading her books, hiding under her bed. They're everywhere! So why can nobody else see them? They make Tildy monstrously miserable, until the new boy comes to school. Hendrik knows there are monsters too, and he knows exactly what to do about them.
ISBN 9781760293369
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2018
Fienberg, Anna & Gamble, Kim & Axelsen, Stephen (ill)
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129371
Moon bear rescue
A village opts to send a lost bear cub to a rescue sanctuary rather than sell it to a bear farm, where it would have died of chronic infections after being ""milked"" of bile for Chinese medicines, the plight of Asiatic black bears in Southern China.
ISBN 9780734409386
Publisher Lothian Books, 2006
Dale, Kim
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30982
My brother
When a grieving brother sets out to find his lost sibling, his quest takes him on an ethereal journey across land and sea. He visits fantastic, floating cities and medieval towns, vast open grasslands and eerie, silent forests. Eventually, he arrives in place of timeless beauty and light.
ISBN 9781921504853
Publisher Working Title Press, 2016
Huxley, Dee & Huxley, Oliver (ill) & Huxley, Tiffany (des)
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14651
My country
The poem, My Country, is widely regarded as the universal statement of why Australians love their country. Stunning watercolour illustrations capture the diversity of the landscape and its colours.
ISBN 9781862917309
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2010
Mackellar, Dorothea & McLean, Andrew (ill)
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12335
My father's boat
A Vietnamese-American boy spends a day with his father on his shrimp boat, listening as he describes how his own father fished on the South China Sea. They talk about going back to Vietnam one day.
ISBN 9780590478687
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2002
Garland, Sherry
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My Hiroshima
Recollections of life before and during World War 2, and the horrific aftermath of the dropping of the atomic bomb on Hiroshima. Provides a potent warning of the dangers of nuclear warfare.
ISBN 9780207188732
Publisher HarperCollins Australia, 1995
Morimoto, Junko
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51414
My island home
Everyone who loves Australia can appreciate the beauty and diversity of our wonderful country, shown through Neil Murray's song lyrics and beautiful landscape illustrations by the school children of the Kintore and Galiwinku communities.
ISBN 9780980564334
Publisher One Day Hill Pty Ltd, 2010
Murray, Neil & children from Papunya & Galiwinku (ill) & Hudson Peter (ill)
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73786
My mother's eyes: the story of a boy soldier
William was only 16 years old when he enlisted for the First World War. Like many other under-age boys at the time, he was accepted into the Australian Imperial Force and sent to the battlefields of France. His letters home from the front reveal how, for the boy soldiers, the 'great adventure' became a tragedy.
ISBN 9780734410894
Publisher Lothian Books, 2009
Wilson, Mark
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270
My place
Using maps, the author traces the history of one special Australian neighbourhood back two hundred years.
ISBN 9780582811072
Publisher Pearson Education Australia, 2000
Wheatley, Nadia & Rawlins, Donna (ill)
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My place in space
When an arrogant bus driver asks Henry and his sister, Rosie, if they know where they live, Henry tells the driver a good deal more than just his address. He launches into a lengthy and lucid explanation of the solar system, solar neighborhood, galaxy and supercluster to which Earth belongs. A clever blend of fact with fiction in this unusual picture book.
ISBN 9781741754049
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 1992
Hirst, Robin & Sally & Harvey, Roland (ill)
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9248
Mysteries of Harris Burdick, The
Fantasy black and white illustrations provide inspiration for readers to create stories of their own.
ISBN 9780395827840
Publisher Houghton Mifflin, 1996
Topics / Year 6 easy reads /
Van Allsburg, Chris
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Nelson Mandela
The text shows the path taken by Nelson Mandela, raised in a small community, to defence lawyer, to public protester, through jail and how he became a great political leader. It traces the change in South Africa from apartheid to free state.
ISBN 9780062246363
Publisher HarperCollins Children's Books, 2013
Nelson, Kadir
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79289
Night school
A group of children spend the night in a big old school and go on a chilling journey of self-discovery when they decide to play a game. They must travel from room to room, picking up a lantern and writing down their names to ward off the dark. But, the old school holds a secret that they must confront if they are to succeed in their journey.
ISBN 9780670072071
Publisher Penguin Books Australia, 2010
Carmody, Isobelle & Spudvilas, Anne (ill)
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15867
Nobody owns the moon
Clive Prendergast is a fox with a regular job and a place to call home in a busy city. His friend, Humphrey, is a struggling donkey with no fixed address. Life in the city isn't easy but a special-looking, blue envelope is about to change everything, at least for one night.
ISBN 9780670071609
Publisher Penguin, 2008
Riddle, Tohby
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48385
Ock Von Fiend
A funny, appealing story about Ock, the vampire, who doesn't have many friends because, well, he's a vampire. When Ock gets down about being different, he tries to remember the advantages of super hearing, night vision, vanishing power and his cool teeth.
ISBN 9781862917484
Publisher Omnibus Books, 2007
Edwards, Luke
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Once a shepherd
Once there was a shepherd, a very special coat and hope. A family during World War I.
ISBN 9781921720628
Publisher Walker Books Australia Pty Ltd, 2014
Millard, Glenda & Lesnie, Phil (ill)
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4675
Once upon an alphabet
The twenty-six letters of our alphabet work tirelessly to make words that, in turn, make stories. Find out what happens when each of the letters has its own story. Twenty-six entertaining, short stories introduce a host of new characters plus the occasional familiar face.
ISBN 9780007514274
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, UK, 2014
Jeffers, Oliver
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6895
One beetle too many: the extraordinary adventures of Charles Darwin
Find out about Charles Darwin's legendary five year voyage to South America, his love of the natural world and how he formulated his ideas about the way the earth, humans and animals have evolved.
ISBN 9780763614362
Publisher Candlewick Press, 2009
Lasky, Kathryn & Trueman, Matthew (ill)
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41375
One boy's war
Sixteen year old Sydney is overwhelmed by the excitement of the 1914 recruitment campaigns and the bravado of men leaving for the Great War. With enthusiasm, he joins up but soon finds himself in a frontline trench, a long way from home. Reality and the rats begin to bite. Told through Sydney's letters and journal which portray the degradation and disillusionment of life and death in the trenches.
ISBN 9781847801265
Publisher Frances Lincoln, 2010
Huggins-Cooper, L & Benfold Haywood, I (ill)
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73591
One small island
Macquarie Island lies in the Southern Ocean, between Antarctica and New Zealand. A speck of green in the vast, windswept sea, it is a haven for many creatures that live above and below the waves. The book explores the island's unique geological beginnings, discovery and degradation at the hands of humans, and the battle to restore it today.
ISBN 9780670072361
Publisher Puffin Australia, 2011
Lester, Alison & Tulloch, Coral
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Our village in the sky
Our village sits above the great river, nestled in the Himalayan mountains. This is what we do on summer days when school is closed for holiday time, in our village in the sky.
ISBN 9781743318140
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2014
Brian, Janeen & Spudvilas, Anne (ill)
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Our world: Bardi Jaawi life at Ardiyooloon
This book provides a rare glimpse into the lives of the children of a remote Indigenous community, 200km north of Broome, Western Australia. They carry on the culture of the Bardi Jaawi people as they build fish traps, make spears and boomerangs, hunt crabs, turtles and dugong, learn traditional dances and share traditional stories.
ISBN 9781921248238
Publisher Magabala Books, 2010
One Arm Point Remote Community School
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64097
Painting the wind
A young boy watches various artists who come to his island over the summer. He tries to learn something from each one in the hope that he might, one day, be able to paint the wind.
ISBN 9780064438254
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, UK, 2003
Topics / Year 5 easy reads /
MacLachlan, Patricia & MacLachlan, Emily & Schneider, Katy (ill)
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80084
Passing the music down
A young boy travels to the hills of Appalachia to meet the old-time fiddle player whose music he admires. A friendship develops that will forge a bond between generations. Under the man's care and instruction, the boy develops. From playing on the front porch to performing at American folk festivals, the two carry on the tradition of passing the music down.
ISBN 9780763637538
Publisher Candlewick Press, 2011
Sullivan, Sarah & Root, Barry (ill)
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64414
Patterns of Australia
The illustrations are patterns from ten different landscapes, with a description highlighting some key features. Children can try to find certain objects within each vibrant, indigenous artwork.
ISBN 9781921049705
Publisher Little Hare Books, 2006
Bancroft, Bronwyn
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Peasant prince, The
Chinese-inspired watercolours charmingly support this picture-book adaptation of the true story of the life of a boy in Communist China, during the last decade of Chairman Mao's reign. At eleven, Li was plucked from obscurity to train as a ballet dancer, thus escaping his poor, peasant village roots. He travelled the world as a dancer and was finally reunited with his parents.
ISBN 9780670070541
Publisher Penguin, 2007
Cunxin, Li & Spudvilas, Anne
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Pencil, The
A lonely little pencil creates things which have a life of their own. All is well until pencil draws a rubber which then creates mayhem. Pencil must work out a way to stop the rubber from rubbing out every drawing.
ISBN 9781406309621
Publisher Walker Books, 2008
Ahlberg, Allan & Ingman, Bruce (ill)
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2837
Phar Lap, the wonder horse
The story of Phar Lap is famous in Australia's history. His story is told in the form of a ballad accompanied by vivid illustrations that evoke the period.
ISBN 9780980381313
Publisher Museum Victoria, 2008
Kerin, Jackie & Mullins, Patricia (ill)
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Pheasant and Kingfisher
Beautifully illustrated, by an Aboriginal artist from Cairns, the retelling of how creatures came into the world during the Dreamtime. The author, an anthropologist, lived among the Aborigines in the north of Australia for many years.
ISBN 9781863889742
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 1998
Berndt, Catherine & Meeks, Arone Raymond (ill)
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Pied Piper of Hamelin, The
In the town of Hamelin, the rich and greedy live like kings and queens, while the poor and sick scavenge rubbish tips for scraps. An orphan boy tells the classic tale of how a plague of rats take over the town and how a fantastic piper offers to rid Hamelin of its rats for a single gold coin. But, when the greedy mayor breaks his word, the piper lures the town's children away.
ISBN 9781406315110
Publisher Walker Books, 2011
Morpurgo, Michael & Clark, Emma Chichester (ill)
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Pigs and honey
An account of an Aboriginal family on a weekend outing.
ISBN 9781863880466
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 1993
Adams, Jeanie
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570820
Pilot and the Little Prince, The: Life of Antoine De Saint-Exupery, The
The story of airplanes and flight captured the imaginations of many. This picture book captures the history of flight leading up to World War I, the life of author Antoine De Saint-Exupery and his imaginative work 'The Little Prince'. Featuring imaginative artworks and diagrams.
ISBN 9781782690597
Publisher Pushkin Press, 2014
Sis, Peter
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Pipeline O'Connor built, The
Fantastic photographs, diagrams and drawings explain how water was pumped to the Kalgoorlie goldfields because of one man's vision. Told in the style of 'The house that Jack built'.
ISBN 9781920731601
Publisher Sandcastle, 2003
Lefroy, Joy & Frylinck, Diana & Duke, Marion (ill)
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Poppy, The
On Anzac Day 1918, a desperate counter-attack in a French town became one of Australia's greatest victories on World War I. A bond was forged and never forgotten by the town and should never be forgotten by Australians.
ISBN 9781925000320
Publisher Ford Street Publishing, 2014
Plant, Andrew
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Practical guide series
Beautifully illustrated, old-fashioned fantasy books with encyclopaedic information on magical things. Any two books from this series may be read as Challenge books; up to five more can be read as personal choice books. Go to the Series lists for individual book titles.
Series Practical guide series (5 books)
Various
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Practical guide to dragon riding, A
If you are a serious student of dragon combat, dragon defences and dragon riding, this book includes everything you need to know about finding, raising and training a dragon mount.
ISBN 9780786949755
Series Practical guide series (4 of 5)
Publisher Wizards of the Coast, 2008
Trumbauer, Lisa & Hess, Nina (ed)
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Practical guide to dragons, A
Dragons hate sweet things. The dragon word for ugly is nurh. The best place to find a green dragon is behind a waterfall. If this is all news to you, you need to read a practical guide to dragons. Beautifully illustrated with quaintly presented encyclopaedic knowledge about dragons.
ISBN 9780786941643
Series Practical guide series (1 of 5)
Publisher Mirrorstone, 2006
Trumbauer, Lisa
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Practical guide to faeries, A
Peek inside the secret world of faeries and find out the difference between a pixie and a nixie, and what happens if you nibble on a piece of faerie food. A mischievous pixie named Pip invites you to tour the wonders of the feywild. Once you've entered faerie land, you may never want to go home again.
ISBN 9780786951406
Series Practical guide series (5 of 5)
Publisher Mirrorstone, 2009
Morris, Susan
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Practical guide to monsters, A
Find out how to trick a troll, whether vampires sleep and if you need to worry about yuan-ti. The spooky, unexpected and always fascinating world of monsters is showcased in this fantasy encyclopaedia.
ISBN 9780786948093
Series Practical guide series (2 of 5)
Publisher Mirrorstone, 2007
Hess, Nina (ed)
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Practical guide to wizardry, A
A fantastical introduction to wizards, including all the secrets needed in the first year of wizard training and magic. Beautifully illustrated and imaginative guide to all things wizardly.
ISBN 9780786950423
Series Practical guide series (3 of 5)
Publisher Mirrorstone, 2008
Morris, Susan
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4851
Prehistoric marine life in Australia's inland sea
Step back to a time when Australia's red centre was flooded by a vast shallow ocean, the Eromanga Sea. While dinosaurs stalked the scattered islands that made up the Australian continent, giant marine reptiles ruled the waves. Plesiosaurs and ichthyosaurs swam in an inland sea filled with schools of ammonites. Pterosaurs flew overhead and giant carnivorous amphibians lurked in the rivers.
ISBN 9781921833168
Publisher Museum Victoria, 2015
Clode, Danielle
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Previously
A fascinating backwards walk through familiar narratives that would appeal to multiple age groups, the read to and the reading. A sound knowledge of fairy stories and nursery rhymes and a willingness to think in new ways are prerequisites for enjoying this book to the full.
ISBN 9781844280629
Publisher Walker Books, 2007
Topics / Year 5 easy reads /
Ahlberg, Allan & Ingman, Bruce
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Prince of butterflies
A beautiful story about John Farrington, a boy who loved butterflies and grew into a man who saved them.
ISBN 9780152058548
Publisher Harcourt Children's Books, 2002
Coville, Bruce & Clapp, John (ill)
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Private and confidential
Laura, an English girl, discovers that her Australian pen pal is blind. She decides to learn to use a Braille machine to send him a get-well-soon card. They are soon sending Braille letters to each other, making their letters private and confidential.
ISBN 9780711220973
Publisher Frances Lincoln, 2003
Ripley, Marion & Backhouse, Colin
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Probuditi
Calvin and his friends hypnotise Calvin's little sister, Trudy, and make her do lots of silly things. It is only at the last moment, before Mum comes home, that she snaps out of her hypnotic state.
ISBN 9781842707005
Publisher Houghton Mifflin, 2008
Topics / Year 5 easy reads /
Van Allsburg, Chris
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Rainbow bird
An unseen, unnamed narrator takes us on a journey through fear, uncertainty and despair to hope. The book was created by a fourteen year old girl, whose inspiration came from conversations with her grandfather about his trips to Port Augusta's detention centre for refugees and asylum seekers.
ISBN 9781862547735
Publisher Wakefield Press, 2007
Cavouras, Czenya
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Rapunzel's revenge
A fun reworking of the Rapunzel fairy tale that boasts a strong-willed, plucky heroine in an Old West setting. Expect oodles of hair-braid-lassoing as Punzie takes on the bad dudes and even finds the time to fall in love. Graphic novel.
ISBN 9780747587439
Publisher Bloomsbury, 2008
Topics / Graphic novels /
Hale, Shannon & Dean & Hale, Nathan (ill)
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Red piano, The
For one young girl, a resident of a labour camp, a run-down, old piano brings some humanity into her life and to a system that has none. Each night, she bravely steals away to play on the battered instrument and, sheet by sheet, she gradually assembles, then copies, the music. One night, she is caught at the piano. A story about international concert pianist, Zhu Xiao-Mei, and the Chinese Cultural Revolution.
ISBN 9780980607017
Publisher Wilkins Farago Pty Ltd, 2009
Leblanc, Andre & Barroux (ill)
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Red poppy, The
Young soldier Jim McLeod waits in the trenches of World War I for the order to attack the enemy. With him are his friends, and Nipper, the messenger dog. When they charge across no-man's land, Jim is shot and finds himself face to face with an enemy soldier.
ISBN 9781775430704
Publisher Scholastic New Zealand, 2013
Hill, David & Colston, Fifi (ill)
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Redwall: the graphic novel
A black and white, beautifully illustrated rendition of the classic story. Mathias, the young and clumsy field mouse, must take the place of Martin the Warrior and save Redwall Abbey from the vicious rats. Lead by Cluny the Scourge, the rats prove to be devious and merciless enemies and there will be great battles and much sadness before the end.
ISBN 9780399244810
Publisher Philomel Books, 2007
Jacques, Brian
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Reef superstar
In a wondrous world deep within a coral reef, sea creatures assemble for a contest. Each creature has a special skill or a magic trick to display. Find out who wins the contest to become reef superstar.
ISBN 9781877035579
Publisher Brolly Books, 2005
Killingbeck, Lesley & Toft, Kim Michelle (ill)
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Ride, Ricardo, ride
Ricardo loved to ride his bike through the village. He rode every day, under endless skies, quiet and clear. But, then, the shadows came and changed Ricardo's life.
ISBN 9781742990736
Publisher Omnibus Books, 2015
Cummings, Phil & Devries, Shane (ill)
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Rivertime
A boy and his Uncle Egg are on a paddling trip down an Australian river. They come across a swimming wallaby, a crashing koala and some friendly campers.
ISBN 9781743316337
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2014
Balla, Trace
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Road to Goonong
The road to Goonong was just a pair of wheel tracks, packed down by buggies and drays that had travelled that way. Our farm, Goonong, was at the end of the road. We had beef and dairy cattle, and plenty of room to play and ride horses. It was a time when timber-cutters felled big ironbarks and blacksmiths' hammers rang out from the forge. The skies were always blue and rain was scarce.
ISBN 9781742375212
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2011
Cox, David
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Rockhopping
Join Clancy and Uncle Egg on a rambling, rockhopping adventure in Gariwerd (the Grampians), to find the source of the Glenelg River. A story about following your flow, and the unexpected places you may go.
ISBN 9781760112349
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2016
Balla, Trace
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Ruben
Ruben's dreams were of places that made no sense to him. Places that didn't exist. At least not anymore. Ruben lives in a safe place in a city that takes everything and gives nothing back. He begins to feel that he is in danger and ventures to Block City where he meets Koji. She too has been hiding from the dangers of the industrial city and its excesses. Ruben and Koji realise that if they combine their knowledge of how the city works they can find a way to escape . . . together.
ISBN 9781743810354
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2017
Whatley, Bruce
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Rules of summer
A summer in the lives of two boys. Each spread tells of an event and the lesson learned. By turns, these events become darker and more sinister as the boys push their games further and further.
ISBN 9781444908893
Publisher Hachette Children's Books, 2013
Tan, Shaun
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Samsara dog
Samsara Dog lived many lives. Some were long, while others lasted only a few days. Dog never remembered them. He lived each life as it came until he learned the most important lesson of all.
ISBN 9781876288624
Publisher Working Title Press, 2006
Manos, Helen & Vivas, Julie (ill)
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Say yes: Story of friendship, fairness and a vote for hope
Once there were two little girls who were best friends. They did everything together. As they got older they weren't allowed to do the same thing anymore. Because they looked different. Because of the law. This is a story about the landmark 1967 Referendum, the two women who came together to change the law...and how the Australian people said yes.
ISBN 9781760294670
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2017
Castles, Jennifer & Seden, Paul (ill)
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See inside space stations and other spacecraft
Blast off for an amazing inside view of spacecraft- from the early days of the Space Race to building a space station, exploring Mars and more.
ISBN 9781409599197
Series See inside Usborne flap books series NEW SERIES 2018 (5 books)
Publisher Usborne Publishing Ltd, 2017
Topics / STEM /
Dickins, Rosie & Stover, Kellan (ill)
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See inside Usborne flap books series NEW SERIES 2018
Any two titles read from this series can be included as official Challenge books; up to five more titles can be included as your personal choice books. To see the individual book titles and their PRC ID numbers, go to the Series lists on the Booklists page, on the website. Or, you can search for a series name or the individual titles by using the Search function on the top left hand corner of the screen.
Series See inside Usborne flap books series NEW SERIES 2018 (5 books)
Dickins, Rosie & Stover, Kellan (ill)
No book cover.
31213
Selfish giant, The
The children always played in the giant's garden, but when he returned after years away, he said 'What are you doing here' and the children fled.
ISBN 9781742376509
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2012
Wilde, Oscar & Voutila, Rita (ill)
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18655
Shaggy gully times, The
This week's edition of The Shaggy Gully Times, the punniest newspaper, is jam-packed with exciting news from a small town full of interesting animals we have met before, including barber, Pete the sheep, and Josephine, famous ballerina.
ISBN 9780732284107
Publisher HarperCollins Australia, 2007
French, Jackie & Whatley, Bruce (ill)
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Shape game, The
A family reluctantly visits an art gallery but, one by one, each member is enthralled by a different picture in the gallery and transported into an imaginative and colourful world.
ISBN 9780552546966
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2004
Topics / Year 5 easy reads /
Browne, Anthony
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Sharon, keep your hair on
This is an illustrated, rhyming book with modern language and scenarios in which Sharon is marrying Jase and moving into his shed which is not quite big enough. Jase has an interesting solution to the problem.
ISBN 9780091831608
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 1996
Rubinstein, Gillian
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Short and incredibly happy life of Riley, The
Riley's life is short but happy as he revels in the moment and has no need of material possessions.
ISBN 9780734408068
Publisher Thomas C Lothian Pty Ltd, 2005
Thompson, Colin & Lissiat, Amy (ill)
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4008
Singing hat, The
When a bird makes its nest on Colin Jenkin's head, his gentle and courteous acceptance redefines his life.
ISBN 9780141313207
Publisher Puffin Australia, 2002
Riddle, Tohby
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Sleeping beauty, The
The story of The Sleeping Beauty spills over with fairies and princes, passion and despair, magnificence and splendour, and the ballet version of this classic tale is the most romantic and spectacular of all.
ISBN 9781760129934
Publisher Little Hare Books, 2017
McAllister, David & Tylesova, Gabriela (ill)
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Smart about sharks
It's time to learn some amazing facts about the sea's most feared, and most misunderstood, denizens of the deep.
ISBN 9781909263918
Series About animals series NEW SERIES 2018 (3 books)
Publisher Flying Eye Books, 2016
Davey, Owen
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Solid rock: sacred ground
This song was one of the first songs of its type to touch on the subject of Aboriginal rights in Australia. Beautiful illustrations by the school children from Mutujulu, near Uluru, Australia.
ISBN 9780980564327
Publisher One Day Hill Pty Ltd, 2010
Howard, Shane & Mutijulu, Kaltukatjara and Imanpu children (ill) & Hudson, Peter (ill)
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21138
Somewhere else
George has no interest in exploring the world. He's far too busy at home baking fine pastries. That's what he tells everyone when they invite him along on their wonderful adventures. But, George's friend, Pascal, digs a little deeper. Winner Book of the Year Award Speech Pathology Australia 2018 (5-8 Years Category)
ISBN 9780670078851
Publisher Viking Children's, 2016
Gordon, Gus
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19214
Song of the dove
The compelling story of the Italian composer Bellini's rise to fame and his forbidden love.
ISBN 9781921529245
Publisher Walker Books, 2011
Broome, Errol & Kretschmar, Sonia (ill)
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10026
Spider and the fly, The
The spider entices the fly to come on inside. The fly is not convinced but flattery is so hard to ignore.
ISBN 9781743478172
Publisher Simon & Schuster, 2003
Howitt, Mary & Diterlizzi, Tony (ill)
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Spiderlings and their families
Spiderlings are baby spiders. This is a lavishly illustrated and factually accurate book about spiders and their families that is both fascinating and just a little bit creepy - in the nicest possible way.
ISBN 9781921346439
Publisher Brolly Books, 2008
Topics / Year 6 easy reads /
Calabrisello, Antonio & Turner, Nadia (ill)
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Star, The
Marion, a wooden doll, has her loyal friends, Harley, and Polka, the dog. Marion longs for adventure and is lured by the world of glamour and fame. She becomes a glamorous Star but learns, painfully, that stardom has a use-by-date.
ISBN 9781876462925
Publisher Ford Street Publishing, 2010
Marshall, Felicity
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2341
Staring owl, The
Owl began staring as soon as he was born. He makes people feel uneasy with his staring and begins to feel like a weirdo, so he sets out to find somewhere where he feels comfortable being a starer.
ISBN 9781862919112
Publisher Omnibus Books, 2010
Topics / Year 6 easy reads /
Edwards, Luke
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8008
Stephen's music
When Stephen first hears the sound of the flute his whole world changes. He knows he must have one in his life but he must convince his parents first.
ISBN 9780734410160
Publisher Lothian Books, 2007
Laguna, Sofie & Pignataro, Anna
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382
Stinky cheese man and other fairly stupid tales, The
In this collection of traditional stories, the retelling does not resemble the original tales at all. The humour in this book is in its unusual design.
ISBN 9780140548969
Publisher Penguin Books Ltd, UK, 1993
Scieszka, Jon & Smith, Lane (ill)
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9251
Stone swan, The
A pair of black swans, separated from their flock, is forced to nest alone in shrinking wetlands where they face unknown dangers in changing and increasingly hostile conditions.
ISBN 9781876615017
Publisher Benchmark, 2000
Bell, Helen
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120065
Stories from the billabong
Ten Aboriginal dreaming stories of the Yorta-Yorta people, with beautiful illustrations and information about the animals.
ISBN 9781845077044
Publisher Frances Lincoln, 2008
Marshall, James Vance
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387
Story of crow: a Nyul Nyul story, The
A traditional Aboriginal story about why crows are black and emus can't fly, written in Nyulnyul and in English.
ISBN 9780731617364
Publisher Magabala Books, 1990
Torres, Pat (storyteller)
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388
Story of the falling star, The
A retelling and recreation of the Paakantji people of the Darling River in New South Wales.
ISBN 9780855751999
Publisher Aboriginal Studies Press, 1991
Jones, Elsie
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Story of Tutankhamun, The
Everything you wanted to know about Tutankhamun is in this graphic novel. But this is not just the story of Tutankhamun. It is also the story of the men who discovered the tomb and the wonderful things they found and learnt there. Readers too will learn about ancient Egyptian fashion about mummification and hieroglyphs and of course read all about the dreaded curse of Tutankhamun. A beautifully illustrated graphic novel for anyone interested in History, Egypt or mummies.
ISBN 9781408876787
Publisher Bloomsbury, 2017
Topics / Graphic novels /
Cleveland-Peck, Patricia & Greenberg, Isabel (ill)
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65442
Stranded
The bay was awash with stranded whales. Their high-pitched calls filled the air. Ben had to get help. Based on the true story of a town whose people saved 120 beached whales, Stranded is the story of one little whale, and the boy who risked his life to save it.
ISBN 9781742030975
Publisher Black Dog Books, 2010
Ramage, Jan & Wilson, Mark (ill)
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20348
Surrealism for kids
The surrealists were a clever and cheeky bunch of artists and poets, who loved breaking the rules of art and finding new ways to look at the world. They enjoyed inventing and playing games with word and pictures. You can find out about the main surrealists and have fun at home playing some of their most surreal games and activities.
ISBN 9781921503344
Publisher Queensland Art Gallery, 2011
Queensland Art Gallery
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Tail of two diggers, A
Digger, a mischievous pup, ran away from home seeking adventure. He became the soldiers' mascot and, during World War I, Digger's adventures were not quite what he expected. He was wounded and befriended by Sergeant James Martin. When he returned home, Digger hated loud noise and certain smells, which reminded him of war. For his bravery and long service, Digger was presented with a silver engraved collar. Based on a true story.
ISBN 9780646952260
Publisher Returned Services League (RSL), 2016
Gillam, John & Fletcher, Yvonne & Durell, Paul (ill)
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Tale of a dark horse, The
It's 135BC and Emperor Han Wudi is desperate for a tall, dark and handsome horse. He will be hard to track down, as he is as free as a gypsy.
ISBN 9789881609830
Series Chinese Calendar Tales series (8 of 8)
Publisher Auspicious Times, 2013
Brennan, Sarah
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Tale of Chester Choi, The
Chester Choi is one bad Chinese dragon. He just loves children... eating them, that is! But Chester has a secret - he's desperately lonely and what he really wants is a friend.
ISBN 9789881888266
Series Chinese Calendar Tales series (5 of 8)
Publisher Auspicious Times, 2007
Brennan, Sarah
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Tale of Oswald Ox, The
Meet Oswald Ox. Bone idle on the farm, just chewing his cud and rolling in the mud, while all the other animals are hard at work. No wonder he's in trouble! Then the winter stores go missing, and Oswald is firmly in the frame. Will wisdom and dignity triumph over meanness and greed?
ISBN 9789881888280
Series Chinese Calendar Tales series (2 of 8)
Publisher Auspicious Times, 2008
Brennan, Sarah
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Tale of Pin Yin Panda, The
Pin Yin is a giant panda living in the misty Sichuan forests in China... but she isn't just any giant panda. She's got beautiful, brains and a healthy ego to match! On Chinese New Year's Eve, she makes a surprise announcement - this year is going to be The Year of the Panda. Will the tradition of a millennia be swept aside or will this practically perfect panda be put in her place?
ISBN 9789881888204
Series Chinese Calendar Tales series (6 of 8)
Publisher Auspicious Times, 2011
Brennan, Sarah
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Tale of Rhonda Rabbit, The
It's 221BC, and the mighty Emperor Qin Shi Huang is not amused. Somebody or something is stealing from the royal vegetable patch! Enter Rhonda Rabbit, one very bad bunny, with extremely annoying habits and an appetite to match! Will the Emperor save his greens, or will Rhonda Rabbit live to crunch another day?
ISBN 9789881888259
Series Chinese Calendar Tales series (4 of 8)
Publisher Auspicious Times, 2010
Brennan, Sarah
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Tale of Run Run Rat, The
Meet Run Run Rat - a loveable rodent with a mission. He's determined to find fame and glory when he sets out to travel the length and breadth of China. But fame and glory find him in the most unexpected way when he reaches Beijing on the eve of the Olympics Marathon.
ISBN 9789881888273
Series Chinese Calendar Tales series (1 of 8)
Publisher Auspicious Times, 2008
Brennan, Sarah
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Tale of Sybil the Snake, The
Everybody adores Sybil Snake - she's beautiful, clever and extremely charming. But all is not as it seems ion the Emperor's menagerie and Sybil is more of an enchantress that meets the eye.
ISBN 9789881609816
Series Chinese Calendar Tales series (7 of 8)
Publisher Auspicious Times, 2012
Brennan, Sarah
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Tale of Temujin, The
Temujin the Tiger is the Terror of the East. He's wrought a trail of destruction and fine dining from Mongolia right up to the gates of the Grand Imperial Palace in China! But Princess Precious is pretty awful as well, with a talent for tantrums and an ear-piercing scream! Watch what happens when two irresistible forces collide!
ISBN 9789881888297
Series Chinese Calendar Tales series (3 of 8)
Publisher Auspicious Times, 2009
Brennan, Sarah
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Teacup
Once there was a boy who had to leave home and find another one. Among his possessions was a teacup, holding earth from where he used to play.
ISBN 9781743623848
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2015
Young, Rebecca & Ottley, Matt (ill)
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Ten pound pom
I don't want to come to Australia. I have just started grammar school. My best friend Sally goes there too. But it looks like there could be another war and Dad has convinced Mum to go. Because we're migrants, the voyage is costing Mum and Dad only 10 pounds each! My brother and I are travelling for free. It's a long way to Australia. What if we never come back to England?
ISBN 9781925381214
Publisher Walker Books, 2017
Wilkinson, Carole & Anelli, Liz (ill)
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18542
That's the trick
This little book will delight word buffs. It contains examples of homonyms with cartoon drawings to illustrate the words.
ISBN 9780734408945
Publisher Thomas C Lothian Pty Ltd, 2006
Bell, Krista & Dunk, Sarah (ill)
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3756
Their great gift
Through the eyes of children from many different backgrounds, find out what it would be like to emigrate to the United Sates of America.
ISBN 9781467780544
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group, 2016
Coy, John & Huie, Wing Young (photo)
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410
This is still rainbow snake country
Aboriginal Dreaming stories.
ISBN 9780725310660
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 1988
Berndt, Catherine & Meeks, Arone Raymond
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5029
Timing the machine
Is H.G. Wells' legendary Time Machine still travelling into the past, the future, or lost somewhere in the here or now. Take the journey with Enoch as he tries to find out,
ISBN 9781922134530
Publisher Harbour Publishing House, 2016
Crew, Gary & O'Sullivan, Paul (ill)
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Tintin and alph-art
The adventures of Tintin are still ripping yarns although some may reflect values of an earlier generation. A story of forgery and contemporary art in which Tintin is to be cast into a living sculpture by a mysterious enemy. The last of the series.
ISBN 9781405214483
Series Tintin series (24 of 24)
Publisher Egmont Childrens, 2004
Herge, Georges Remi
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912
Tintin and the lake of sharks
Tintin has set out on another adventure in the country of Syldavia. Tintin, Captain Haddock, the Thompsons and Snowy fly to Syldavia to meet Professor Calculus on Lake Pollishoff, an artificial lake that has a curse on it. The trip is doomed from the start when they barely survive a plane crash and are saved by two Syldavian kids.
ISBN 9781405206341
Series Tintin series (25 of 24)
Publisher Egmont Childrens, 2002
Herge, Georges Remi
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99245
Tintin and the Picaros
The adventures of Tintin are still ripping yarns although some may reflect values of an earlier generation.
ISBN 9780749704711
Series Tintin series (23 of 24)
Publisher Egmont Childrens, 1990
Herge, Georges Remi
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99254
Tintin in America
The adventures of Tintin are still ripping yarns although some may reflect values of an earlier generation.
ISBN 9780416148527
Series Tintin series (3 of 24)
Publisher Methuen, 1990
Herge, Georges Remi
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4469
Tintin in the land of the Soviets
The adventures of Tintin are still ripping yarns although some may reflect values of an earlier generation. The first in the series tells of Tintin's adventures when he sets off to Russia to investigate the Soviets only to have them investigate him.
ISBN 9781405214773
Series Tintin series (1 of 24)
Publisher Egmont Childrens, 2005
Herge, Georges Remi
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4470
Tintin in Tibet
The adventures of Tintin are still ripping yarns although some may reflect values of an earlier generation. Tintin has a premonition that his good friend will be in a plane crash. He must travel to the Himalayas to try to save him.
ISBN 9780316358392
Series Tintin series (20 of 24)
Publisher Methuen, 1990
Herge, Georges Remi
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Tintin 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 Tintin series (24 books)
Herge, Georges Remi
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12899
Tintin: cigars of the pharaoh
The adventures of Tintin are still ripping yarns although some reflect values of an earlier generation. Tintin and Snowy, on a cruise to Egypt, meet Thompson and Thompson and Rastapopolous. They face many dangers including the poison of madness.
ISBN 9780749704643
Series Tintin series (4 of 24)
Publisher Methuen, 1990
Herge, Georges Remi
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12901
Tintin: destination moon
The adventures of Tintin are still ripping yarns although some may reflect values of an earlier generation. Tintin's greatest adventure leads to him being the first man to walk on the moon.
ISBN 9780749704674
Series Tintin series (16 of 24)
Publisher Methuen, 1990
Herge, Georges Remi
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5609
Tintin: explorers on the moon
The adventures of Tintin are still ripping yarns although some may reflect values of an earlier generation. Calculus takes Tintin and friends to the moon. Quite a few stowaways, result in tragedy and the need for great heroism to bring the party home.
ISBN 9781405206280
Series Tintin series (17 of 24)
Publisher Egmont Childrens, 2002
Herge, Georges Remi
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99269
Tintin: flight 714
The adventures of Tintin are still ripping yarns although some may reflect values of an earlier generation.
ISBN 9780416774207
Series Tintin series (13 of 24)
Publisher Methuen, 1989
Herge, Georges Remi
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4471
Tintin: King Ottokar's sceptre
The adventures of Tintin are still ripping yarns although some may reflect values of an earlier generation. An ominous allegory for Nazi aggression, in which Tintin thinks he is travelling with a short-sighted, chain-smoking professor.
ISBN 9780749704667
Series Tintin series (8 of 24)
Publisher Methuen, 1990
Herge, Georges Remi
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12900
Tintin: land of black gold
The adventures of Tintin are still ripping yarns although some may reflect values of an earlier generation. The world is on the brink of an oil crisis, cars are exploding everywhere and Tintin heads to the Middle East to save the day.
ISBN 9780749704605
Series Tintin series (15 of 24)
Publisher Methuen, 1990
Herge, Georges Remi
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10670
Tintin: prisoners of the sun
The adventures of Tintin are still ripping yarns although some may reflect values of an earlier generation. Tintin and Haddock, on the trail of Calculus, are deep in Peru where they stumble into the last remaining tribe of Incas to their peril.
ISBN 9780749704599
Series Tintin series (14 of 24)
Publisher Methuen, 1990
Herge, Georges Remi
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99263
Tintin: Red Rackham's treasure
The adventures of Tintin are still ripping yarns although some may reflect values of an earlier generation.
ISBN 9781405262408
Series Tintin series (12 of 24)
Publisher Methuen, 1990
Herge, Georges Remi
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99236
Tintin: the black island
The adventures of Tintin are still ripping yarns although some may reflect values of an earlier generation.
ISBN 9780749704698
Series Tintin series (7 of 24)
Publisher Methuen, 1990
Herge, Georges Remi
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8106
Tintin: the blue lotus
The adventures of Tintin are still ripping yarns although some may reflect values of an earlier generation. Tintin travels to Shanghai to expose an opium den. The ringleader of the gangsters is exposed to reveal it is someone Tintin has trusted.
ISBN 9780416494907
Series Tintin series (5 of 24)
Publisher Methuen, 1984
Herge, Georges Remi
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13109
Tintin: the broken ear
The adventures of Tintin are still ripping yarns although some may reflect values of an earlier generation. Heroes and villains end up in South America chasing thieves who have substituted a fake for a treasure.
ISBN 9780416148725
Series Tintin series (6 of 24)
Publisher Methuen, 1990
Herge, Georges Remi
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Tintin: the Calculus affair
The adventures of Tintin are still ripping yarns although some may reflect values of an earlier generation. Professor Calculus stumbles on an invention of devastating possibilities and is kidnapped sending Tintin and Captain Haddock on a dizzying chase.
ISBN 9780749704681
Series Tintin series (18 of 24)
Publisher Methuen, 1990
Herge, Georges Remi
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6619
Tintin: the Castafiore emerald
The adventures of Tintin are still ripping yarns although some may reflect values of an earlier generation. A story without guns or villains full of red herrings , mistaken interpretations and colourful characters in a screwball comedy.
ISBN 9781405206327
Series Tintin series (21 of 24)
Publisher Egmont Childrens, 2002
Herge, Georges Remi
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4468
Tintin: the crab with the golden claws
The adventures of Tintin are still ripping yarns although some may reflect values of an earlier generation. Introducing Captain Haddock, this is the story of a drowned sailor and a mysterious tin of crabmeat.
ISBN 9781405206204
Series Tintin series (9 of 24)
Publisher Egmont Childrens, 2002
Herge, Georges Remi
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Tintin: the Red Sea sharks
The adventures of Tintin are still ripping yarns although some may reflect values of an earlier generation.
ISBN 9780749704704
Series Tintin series (19 of 24)
Publisher Methuen, 1990
Herge, Georges Remi
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Tintin: the secret of the unicorn
Tintin stories are still ripping yarns although some may reflect values of an earlier generation. When Tintin attempts to buy a magnificent model ship it leads him on a trail of pickpockets and burglars and finally into the hands of pirates.
ISBN 9780749704629
Series Tintin series (11 of 24)
Publisher Methuen, 1990
Herge, Georges Remi
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Tintin: the seven crystal balls
The adventures of Tintin are still ripping yarns although some may reflect values of an earlier generation.
ISBN 9780749704582
Series Tintin series (22 of 24)
Publisher Methuen, 1994
Herge, Georges Remi
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To the goldfields
This book depicts many aspects of life in the Victorian goldfields of 1850.
ISBN 9781864484113
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 1999
Tonkin, Rachel
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Too many Captain Cooks
A picture book that shows the history of early Aboriginal and European encounters along the Australian coastline.
ISBN 9781862912106
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 1994
Tucker, Alan
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Took the children away
From the lyrics of this iconic song a very special book has been created. Featuring the heart wrenching lyrics of Archie Roach and the classic artwork of his late wife Ruby Hunter, this book describes the anguish suffered by the Stolen Generation.
ISBN 9780980564341
Publisher One Day Hill Pty Ltd, 2010
Roach, Archie & Hunter, Ruby (ill) & Hudson, Peter (ill)
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Treasure box, The
Peter, a young boy, and his father must flee their town when the enemy orders 'everyone out of their houses'. They take with them a treasure box which contains, 'no rubies, no silver, no gold' but instead holds a book 'about our people, about us'.
ISBN 9780670073658
Publisher Penguin Books Australia, 2013
Wild, Margaret & Blackwood, Freya (ill)
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Two bullies, The
Two strong men try to out bluff each other, and each becomes a winner. This has been translated from an original Japanese story.
ISBN 9780868966434
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 1991
Morimoto, Junko
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Two tales of Brothers from Ancient Mesopotamia
The ancient civilisations of Mesopotamia, located in what is now Iraq, Syria and Kuwait, produced the heroic saga, the Epic of Gilgamesh. Two tales tell of the mighty king Gilgamesh, two parts god, one part human, who rules Uruk. But, when his human side becomes cruel, his subjects beseech the gods for help. A wild man, Enkidu, is created to foil the king's meanness. In the second tale, Gilgamesh and Enkidu join forces to slay the ferocious Humbaba, part man, part bull, part monster, who terrorises the countryside.
ISBN 9780994234049
Publisher Christmas Press, 2016
Heffernan, John & Durack, Kate (ill)
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Tyger Tyger
The tigers living in the jungle are threatened by poachers. The monks take many of them in and become their devoted keepers, but how can they protect the tigers still in the jungle.
ISBN 9781920694845
Publisher University of Western Australia Press, 2007
Stanley, Elizabeth
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Unforgotten
Nobody knows where they come from. But they come. Impossible birds of the big sky and the long night.
ISBN 9781742379722
Publisher Angus & Robertson (HarperCollins), 2012
Riddle, Tohby
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Unlikely story of Bennelong and Phillip, The
An important and intriguing tale of an extraordinary friendship between two unlikely characters, Captain Arthur Phillip and the Aborigine, Bennelong, which remains largely unknown. The background of the first settlement in Australia heightens the polarity between the two worlds of the traditional Aboriginal culture and values, and European culture and values.
ISBN 9780980671186
Publisher Berbay Publishing, 2015
Sedunary, Michael & Emmerichs, Bern (ill)
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Usborne great searches 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 Usborne great searches series (6 books)
Various
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22698
Usborne Lift-the-flap: Periodic table
Everything in the entire Universe is made of just 118 elements - all listed together in a grid called the Periodic table. Delve inside this book to meet each one in great detail.
ISBN 9781474922661
Publisher Usborne Publishing Ltd, 2017
Topics / STEM /
James, Alice & Nielsen, Shaw (ill)
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Vampyre
I am Vampyre, feared and despised. I live in darkness. I long for light. From the depths of his dark vampyre world, a young vampyre boy reflects on his joyous childhood, compared with his current life and his longing to join the light.
ISBN 9781921529221
Publisher Walker Books Australia Pty Ltd, 2011
Wild, Margaret & Yeo, Andrew (ill)
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Vietnam diary
Jason's grandfather fought on the Western Front, his father fought at Kokoda and now Jason has received his conscription letter, called up to Vietnam. His training and war experience in Vietnam are explored through pictures and letters.
ISBN 9780734412744
Publisher Hachette Children's Books, 2013
Wilson, Mark
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Wabi sabi
Wabi Sabi, the little cat, sets out to find out the meaning of her name. Beautifully told and illustrated in the Japanese style with a special form of stylised Haiku poetry as a main feature.
ISBN 9780316118255
Publisher Little, Brown & Co, 2008
Reibstein, Mark & Young, Ed (ill)
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Walking with the seasons in Kakadu
This book introduces children to the birds, plants and animals that live in Kakadu. It also features the Gundjeihmi-speaking aborigines of the region and the six aboriginal seasons.
ISBN 9781741144710
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2004
Lucas, Diane & Searle, Ken
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Waltzing Matilda
Watzing Matilda story with pictures that are overlaid with the story of the shearer's strike of the 1890s. Excerpts from newspapers reports and 'wanted' posters add further information.
ISBN 9781865048154
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2006
Paterson, A B & Blackwood, Freya (illus)
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Waves
Every journey is perilous, every situation heartbreaking. Every refugee is a person forced by famine or war or fear to leave their home, their families, their friends and all they know. Children have travelled on the waves of migration to the shores of Australia for tens of thousands of years. This book tells some of their stories.
ISBN 9781925381641
Publisher Walker Books, 2018
Rawlins, Donna & Potter, Heather & Jackson, Mark (ill)
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We are all born free: the universal declaration of human rights in pictures
Proclaimed by the United Nations on December 10, 1948, the Declaration of Human Rights applies to every child and adult throughout the world. Each of its 30 articles has been written in a way that children can understand and beautifully illustrated by well-known artists.
ISBN 9781845076504
Publisher Frances Lincoln, 2008
Topics / Year 6 easy reads /
Amnesty International (contr)
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We're all Australians now
In 1915, Australia's much-loved bush poet, Banjo Paterson, wrote a poem as an open letter to the troops fighting in World War l.
ISBN 9780732296476
Publisher Angus & Robertson (HarperCollins), 2015
Paterson, A B (Banjo) & Wilson, Mark (ill)
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Welcome home
Whaling has long been part of Australia's history. Over the past centuries many coastal towns owe their existence to the hunting and slaughter of whales for numerous by-products. More recently these same towns focus on viewing the beauty of these majestic creatures as they travel between the cold and warmer waters. Here both stories are told through the eyes of a young boy who hears the distant calls, sometimes joyful, sometimes apprehensive, of a whale.
ISBN 9781925000085
Publisher Ford Street Publishing, 2013
Booth, Christina
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9960
What's your story
Australia has a long history and many stories. This is the story of Leonard, a young orphan boy, who was on one of the ships in the First Fleet that came to Australia from England. He was both frightened and amazed by his new country. When Leonard met Milba, an Eora girl, she showed him the animals of his new land and the cave drawings of her people. Without words, they could still tell their stories.
ISBN 9780994289544
Publisher Berbay Publishing, 2016
Giannone, Rose & Emmerichs, Bern (ill)
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455
Where the forest meets the sea
A book without words in which superb collages tell the story of a boy and his father visiting an endangered rainforest in Queensland.
ISBN 9780744513059
Publisher Walker Books, 1989
Baker, Jeannie
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Whisperer, The
An adorable version of a Romeo and Juliet tale, told from the rat's perspective.
ISBN 9780007120178
Publisher HarperCollins Australia, 2005
Butterworth, Nick
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Why I love Australia
In a similar vein to Dorothea Mackellar's My Country. Stunning images and words showcase the awe-inspiring beauty of the Australian continent.
ISBN 9781921541780
Publisher Little Hare Books, 2010
Bancroft, Bronwyn
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Wild one, The
Charlie met the wild one when he was young. They caught tadpoles and watched spiders. As Charlie grows up, he forgets the wild one, until he grows much older.
ISBN 9780670076970
Publisher Penguin, 2014
Hartnett, Sonya
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William Bligh: A stormy story of tempestuous times
You may have heard of the famous mutiny on the ship, the Bounty, or the Rum Rebellion coup. They are two extraordinary events in Australia's history, yet the details in and around these events are largely unknown. Peel back the layers of this incredible and controversial period in Australia's early development.
ISBN 9780994289568
Publisher Berbay Publishing, 2016
Sedunary, Michael & Emmerichs, Bern (ill)
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Window
A book without words showing the growth and development of a child and his environment. Superb collages tell the story.
ISBN 9780744594867
Publisher Walker Books, 2002
Baker, Jeannie
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Wisp
Idris is a child refugee, born into a world of tents and fences. He has known no other life than this. He has no memories of the world outside. Then the Wisp arrives, floating in on the evening breeze. Everyone who holds it finds their memories reawakened, their hopes of freedom reborn. But what about Idris, who has no memories? What will happen when he holds the magical Wisp?
ISBN 9780734418043
Publisher Hachette Children's Books, 2018
Fraillon, Zana & Baker Smith, Grahame
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Wolves in the walls, The
Lucy hears wolves hustling, bustling, crinkling and crackling in the walls of the old house where her family lives. Her mother says they are mice, her brother says bats. Lucy is convinced they are wolves and her worst fears are confirmed.
ISBN 9780747574729
Publisher Bloomsbury, 2004
Topics / Year 5 easy reads /
Gaiman, Neil & McKean, Dave (ill)
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World according to Warren, The
Warren is a guide dog for his blind mistress, Eleanor Rigby. He is fiercely aware of his own importance and nobility. See the world, especially busy inner city streets, through Warren's eyes, and also through various media, such as cinema advertising, comic books and dream states.
ISBN 9781920731212
Publisher Fremantle Press, 2007
Silvey, Craig & Martinez, Sonia (ill)
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Worst band in the universe, The
A poetic narrative involving Sprocc, an alien, and his struggle for freedom of expression.
ISBN 9780140565874
Publisher Penguin, 2000
Base, Graeme
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12940
Yellow-eye
The Yellow-eye fish are becoming scarce. Neither the Impatjara Aboriginal community nor the Newmob white community can find the answer alone. Through communication, both cultures approach the problem together.
ISBN 9781863746076
Publisher Era Publications, 2001
Spillman, David & Wilson, Mark (ill)
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