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4908
Aftershock
Makis and his mother, Sofia, escape a devastating Greek earthquake, which took his father's life. London is a very different place and students tease him about his language and culture. Makis quickly earns a place in the school football team. Sofia, isolated by her grief and lack of English, sinks into depression. Makis has a brilliant idea to help her but competing loyalties mean that something has to give.
ISBN 9781847800558
Publisher Frances Lincoln, 2011
Ashley, Bernard
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AniMalcolm
Malcolm doesn't like animals. Which is a problem because his family loves them. Their house is full of pets. What the house is not full of is stuff Malcolm likes. Such as the laptop he wanted for his birthday. The only bright spot on the horizon is the Year 6 school trip, to...oh no! A farm! Over the next few days, Malcolm changes. He learns what it's really like to be an animal. A whole series of animals, in fact. It does make him think differently. And speak differently. And, um, smell differently. But will he end up the same as before?
ISBN 9780008185152
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, UK, 2016
Baddiel, David
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Anne of Avonlea
Anne Shirley, the spirited red-haired orphan know as Anne of Green Gables, is now half past sixteen and has returned ready to start in her first teaching position, at her old school. Anne discovers the joys and tribulations of teaching, helps raise twins and has a vision for Avonlea.
ISBN 9780553213140
Series Anne of Green Gables series (2 of 10)
Publisher Laurel Leaf, 1984
Montgomery, L M
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Anne of Green Gables series
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Series Anne of Green Gables series (10 books)
Montgomery, L M
No book cover.
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Anton rocks on
Anton might only be little in stature but he has a great talent. By the time he reaches high school, Anton has heard all the size jokes. His resourcefulness and music save the day and the Rock Eisteddfod.
ISBN 9780143301400
Series Aussie chomps (17 books)
Publisher Penguin, 2004
Metzenthen, David
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Ball stars series NEW SERIES 2018
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Series Ball stars series NEW SERIES 2018 (4 books)
Lawrence, David
No book cover.
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Ball stars: Bench warmers, The
Meet the benchwarmers; Danny, Crystal, Angie, Omyr, Leanne and Cody. They're the new basketball players at Robdale Primary School and according to hot shot Greg 'The Goat' McGriffin, they don't have a chance of winning a lunchtime game. But when the gang are picked as part of the school squad things start looking up.
ISBN 9780143781639
Series Ball stars series NEW SERIES 2018 (4 books)
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2017
Lawrence, David
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Being Jack
Jack is in Year 6 now and still loves his photography, surfing and crazy family. Things are going well for him, particularly at school where he isn't bullied any more. But, he notices that his best friend, Christopher, is starting to miss school, hiding out and avoiding everyone. When a football match turns ugly and Jack and Christopher witness some unfair dirty play, they know that, again, the bullying has to stop.
ISBN 9780732296148
Series I am Jack series (4 books)
Publisher HarperCollins Australia, 2014
Gervay, Susanne & Wilcox, Cathy (ill)
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Big Nate and friends
Sixth-grader Nate Wright is on top of the world, with a little help from his friends. His best buddies, Francis and Teddy, stick with Nate through thick and thin, usually thin. Nate's disastrous love life, his chess tournament trash talking, even his misguided attempt to be a bad boy. Along the way, Nate and his pals are joined by Artur, the gentle exchange student who's popular with almost everyone. And, don't forget Gina, the teacher's pet who gets an 'A' for annoying.
ISBN 9781449420437
Series Big Nate series (20 books)
Publisher Andrews McMeel, 2012
Peirce, Lincoln
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Big Nate series
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Series Big Nate series (20 books)
Peirce, Lincoln
No book cover.
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Bleakboy and Hunter stand out in the rain
Some things are too big for a boy to solve. Eleven year old Jesse is tackling many problems in life, especially fitting in to a new school. He must confront the school bully and try to come to terms with many other issues like whaling, poverty in Africa and, of course, parents. Luckily, he meets Kate who has curly black hair, braces, an infectious smile and needs Jesse's help.
ISBN 9780702250163
Publisher University of Queensland Press, 2014
Herrick, Steven
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Bully chip, The
A year after they defeated the evil Lester Smythe, Callum, Sophie and Jinx are having problems with two bullies who are targeting them at school. The friends do not back down and take on the bullies. But could the bullies' evil power be the work of Lester Smythe again.
ISBN 9781921977640
Publisher Walker Books Australia Pty Ltd, 2013
Wood, Glenn
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Chess nuts
Jackson is sporty and popular. Anna is number one in the school chess squad. These two will have to get along once the game changes. Includes schoolyard banter.
ISBN 9780143304708
Publisher Puffin Australia, 2010
Lawrinson, Julia
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Coco Banjo and the super wow surprise
YIPPEE! It's the holidays! Time for glorious summer days and fun with friends. Coco's mum is still travelling, but she arranges the BEST surprises. One surprise is in a box delivered by Coco's best friend, N. The next surprise is an invention called the Skip Back Machine. What does it do? And the biggest surprise is tickets to a concert by Coco's favourite pop star, Prince Louis!But . . . what if N isn't allowed to go? Coco has a big decision to make . . .
ISBN 9780857987372
Series Coco Banjo series NEW SERIES 2018 (3 books)
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2016
Gemmell, N J
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Coco Banjo has been unfriended
It's time for the school camp and some spectacular Coco-licious adventures! But two problems could ruin everything... Jay Page is hiding his pet rat in his bag. Worse, Coco's best friend N wants to join Belle's group. Has Coco been unfriended? Can Mrs Trample really ban Coco from the disco? Could this camp get any worse? Coco needs an amazing plan to make things right. Maybe the Prime Minister can help!
ISBN 9780857987358
Series Coco Banjo series NEW SERIES 2018 (3 books)
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2015
Gemmell, N J
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Coco Banjo is having a yay day
Coco Banjo to the recue! Coco Banjo loves her life. She sleeps in a tiger onesie, wears her mum's diamonds just because she can, and has dolphins and penguins as friends. Today Coco is planning a Yay Day of fun on her secret island home in the middle of Sydney Harbour. But wait, what is that secret signal? Oh no, Narianna (also known as N) is being bullied! Coco sets off for school to rescue her. But when cranky school principal Miss Trample sees Coco's school uniform (customised, thank you very much), Coco might be in even more trouble than her best friend. How will she get out of this one?
ISBN 9780857987334
Series Coco Banjo series NEW SERIES 2018 (3 books)
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2015
Gemmell, N J
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Coco Banjo 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 Coco Banjo series NEW SERIES 2018 (3 books)
Gemmell, N J
No book cover.
9965
Crazy classrooms
Friends and bullies, first day and last day, school dinners, playtime and staffroom stowaways. This book is all about your school so open the door and enter. Fifty fantastic poems about school that will speak to anyone who has ever started at a new school, been bullied or is just feeling a little lost at school.
ISBN 9781847805058
Publisher Frances Lincoln, 2015
Cookson, Paul
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David Beckham Academy series, The
Stories about boys hoping to be soccer professionals. 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 David Beckham Academy series, The (4 books)
The David Beckham Academy staff
No book cover.
102
Dear writer
Lizzie and her friend want to surprise their teacher with a visit by his favourite author for the teacher's birthday in Book Week.
ISBN 9780141312705
Publisher Penguin, 2001
Gleeson, Libby
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Demon headmaster, The
There is something sinister going on at Dinah's new school. The headmaster has a weird kind of control over the pupils.
ISBN 9780192718556
Publisher Oxford University Press, 2001
Cross, Gillian
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Diary of a 6th grade ninja
It's my first day at a new school and the only person I know is my cousin, Zoe (but she might be a little too cool for me). I was just another scrawny kid until a group of ninjas recruited me into their clan. It was a world of trouble I wasn't prepared for. This diary is a warning: the life of a ninja is dangerous, scary...and awesome. My name is Chase Cooper, and I'm a 6th grade ninja.
ISBN 9781760295554
Series Diary of a 6th grade ninja series NEW SERIES 2018 (10 books)
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2017
Emerson, Marcus & Lee, David (ill)
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Diary of a 6th grade ninja 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 Diary of a 6th grade ninja series NEW SERIES 2018 (10 books)
Emerson, Marcus & Lee, David (ill)
No book cover.
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Diary of a 6th grade ninja: Buchanan bandits
As always, there's trouble brewing in the school halls, and you'll never guess who wants to team up with me... There's a thieving bandit on the loose, and as each day passes, his list of victims grows. Zoe says I should stay out of it...but staying out of trouble isn't my style. My name is Chase Cooper, and I'm a 6th grade ninja.
ISBN 9781760295608
Series Diary of a 6th grade ninja series NEW SERIES 2018 (10 books)
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2017
Emerson, Marcus & Lee, David (ill)
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Diary of a 6th grade ninja: Game of chase, A
Rival ninja clans, pirate overlords and now a sneaky evil genius - at my school, things don't stay quiet for long... The science fair is coming up, and things are going smoothly - until some supervillain starts stealing science projects and destroying them. Oh, and leaving me anonymous notes and trying to frame me. It's going to be a long week. My name is Chase Cooper, and I'm a 6th grade ninja.
ISBN 9781760295585
Series Diary of a 6th grade ninja series NEW SERIES 2018 (10 books)
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2017
Emerson, Marcus & Lee, David (ill)
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Diary of a 6th grade ninja: My worst frenemy
Wyatt and I have made a deal - if I help him get his ninja clan back then he'll leave me alone forever. So this week, Wyatt and I are building a robot together for a school competition while we figure out how he can win back the red ninjas. I know it sounds like a bad idea, but Wyatt's changed! Well, I think he has... My name is Chase Cooper, and I'm a 6th grade ninja.
ISBN 9781760295646
Series Diary of a 6th grade ninja series NEW SERIES 2018 (10 books)
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2017
Emerson, Marcus & Lee, David (ill)
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Diary of a 6th grade ninja: Pirate invasion
Continuing the havoc-meets-hilarious adventures of Chase Cooper, who is recruited by a secret society of ninjas at his new school. Being the leader of a ninja clan isn't easy - especially when half of my ninja clan quit. This week started with 'Talk Like a Pirate' day, and it looks like it's going to end with an all-out pirate invasion. The entire school is in danger, and I'm the only one who can save it. My name is Chase Cooper, and I'm a 6th grade ninja.
ISBN 9781760295561
Series Diary of a 6th grade ninja series NEW SERIES 2018 (10 books)
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2017
Emerson, Marcus & Lee, David (ill)
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Diary of a 6th grade ninja: Rise of the red ninjas
It all started when some kid stole my book bag, and set off an avalanche of disaster that turned into the worst week of my life. I'm number one on the school's most-wanted list, and I've just found out about a rival ninja clan- the red ninjas. Things are looking bleak, but ninjas never quit...and neither do their enemies. My name is Chase Cooper, and I'm a 6th grade ninja.
ISBN 9781760295578
Series Diary of a 6th grade ninja series NEW SERIES 2018 (10 books)
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2017
Emerson, Marcus & Lee, David (ill)
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Diary of a 6th grade ninja: Scavengers
The Scavengers invited me to join their secret club. Turning them down was a bad idea... It's election week and I'm trying to help Zoe become president...while fending off the creepy Scavengers and a school reporter who's trying to expose my ninja clan. Yeah, my week is packed. My name is Chase Cooper, and I'm a 6th grade ninja.
ISBN 9781760295615
Series Diary of a 6th grade ninja series NEW SERIES 2018 (10 books)
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2017
Emerson, Marcus & Lee, David (ill)
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Diary of a 6th grade ninja: Spirit Week shenanigans
It's Spirit Week, and that means costumes, competitions and chaos. And it's only Monday... I've got to step up and win the Spirit Week games or Wyatt's red ninjas will have free rein to take over the school. But no matter how hard I play, Wyatt keeps beating me. It's gonna take all my ninja skills to get through this week. My name is Chase Cooper, and I'm a 6th grade ninja.
ISBN 9781760295622
Series Diary of a 6th grade ninja series NEW SERIES 2018 (10 books)
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2017
Emerson, Marcus & Lee, David (ill)
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Diary of a 6th grade ninja: Terror at the talent show
I've met Victor, the leader of the Scavengers, and let me tell you - he's not the forgiving type. The Scavengers are back and they're out to ruin my life (again!). Time is running out and I have to end this feud with the Scavengers once and for all...even if it means hanging up my ninja robes for good. My name is Chase Cooper, and I'm a 6th grade ninja.
ISBN 9781760295592
Series Diary of a 6th grade ninja series NEW SERIES 2018 (10 books)
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2017
Emerson, Marcus & Lee, David (ill)
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Diary of a 6th grade ninja: The Scavengers strike back
I've met Victor, the leader of the Scavengers, and let me tell you - he's not the forgiving type. The Scavengers are back and they're out to ruin my life (again!). Time is running out and I have to end this feud with the Scavengers once and for all...even if it means hanging up my ninja robes for good. My name is Chase Cooper, and I'm a 6th grade ninja.
ISBN 9781760295639
Series Diary of a 6th grade ninja series NEW SERIES 2018 (10 books)
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2017
Emerson, Marcus & Lee, David (ill)
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Diary of a wimpy kid series
Any two titles read from this series can be included as official Challenge books; up to five more titles can be included as your personal choice books. To see the individual book titles and their PRC ID numbers, go to the Series lists on the Booklists page on the website. Or, you can search for a series name or the individual titles by using the Search function on the top left hand corner of the screen.
Series Diary of a wimpy kid series (11 books)
Kinney, Jeff
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Diary of a wimpy kid: a novel in cartoons
Greg Heffley, an undersize weakling, is starting high school where he has to share the hallways with kids who are taller, meaner and already shaving. He desperately wants to be cool and is always looking for an angle to raise his profile. In notes and cartoons, he documents his experiences of school and family life, and offers advice on how to survive.
ISBN 9780143303831
Series Diary of a wimpy kid series (1 of 11)
Publisher Penguin, 2007
Topics / Year 6 easy reads /
Kinney, Jeff
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Diary of a wimpy kid: cabin fever
Greg Heffley is in big trouble. School property has been damaged and Greg is the prime suspect. But, the crazy thing is, he's innocent. Or sort of. The authorities are closing in but, when a surprise blizzard hits, the Heffley family is trapped indoors. Greg knows that when the snow melts he's going to have to face the music, but he wonders if any punishment could be worse than being stuck inside with your family for the holidays.
ISBN 9780143306641
Series Diary of a wimpy kid series (6 of 11)
Publisher Penguin Books Australia, 2011
Topics / Year 6 easy reads /
Kinney, Jeff
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Diary of a wimpy kid: dog days
It's summer holidays, the weather is great and all the kids are having fun outside. Greg Heffley is inside his house, with the shades drawn, playing video games. But, Greg's mother has a different vision for an ideal summer, one packed with outdoor activities and family togetherness.
ISBN 9780143304951
Series Diary of a wimpy kid series (4 of 11)
Publisher Puffin Australia, 2009
Topics / Year 6 easy reads /
Kinney, Jeff
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Diary of a wimpy kid: double down
The pressure is really piling up on Greg. His mum thinks video games are turning his brain to mush so she wants him to put down the controller and explore his creative side. As if that's not scary enough, Halloween is just around the corner and the frights are coming at Greg from every angle. When Greg discovers a bag of gummy worms, it sparks an idea. If he makes a movie, it might just get his mum off his back and also make him rich and famous in the process.
ISBN 9780143309338
Series Diary of a wimpy kid series (11 of 11)
Publisher Penguin, 2016
Kinney, Jeff
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Diary of a wimpy kid: old school
Life was better in the old days. Or I think it was. That's the question Greg Heffley is asking as his town voluntarily unplugs and goes electronics-free. But, Greg isn't cut out for an old-fashioned world. With tension building inside and outside the Heffley home, Greg wonders how he will survive.
ISBN 9781419717017
Series Diary of a wimpy kid series (10 of 11)
Publisher Puffin Australia, 2015
Kinney, Jeff
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Diary of a wimpy kid: Rodrick rules
As Greg Heffley enters the new school year, he is eager to put the past three months behind him, and one event in particular. Unfortunately, his older brother, Rodrick, knows all about the incident Greg wants to keep under wraps. But, secrets have a way of getting out, especially when a diary is involved.
ISBN 9780810994737
Series Diary of a wimpy kid series (2 of 11)
Publisher Penguin, 2008
Topics / Year 6 easy reads /
Kinney, Jeff
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Diary of a wimpy kid: the last straw
Greg Heffley will never change his wimpy ways. Somebody just needs to explain that to Greg's father. Frank Heffley thinks he can get his son to toughen up and he enlists Greg in organised sports and other manly endeavours. Greg is able to sidestep his father's efforts to change him but, when his dad threatens to send him to military academy, Greg realises he's to shape up or get shipped out.
ISBN 9780143304555
Series Diary of a wimpy kid series (3 of 11)
Publisher Penguin Books Australia, 2009
Topics / Year 6 easy reads /
Kinney, Jeff
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Diary of a wimpy kid: the third wheel
A Valentine's Day dance at Greg's middle school has turned his world upside down. As Greg scrambles to find a date, he's worried he'll be left out in the cold on the big night. His best friend, Rowley, doesn't have any prospects either, but that's a small consolation. An unexpected twist gives Greg a partner for the dance and leaves Rowley the odd man out. But, a lot can happen in one night, and, in the end, you never know who's going to be lucky in love.
ISBN 9781419705847
Series Diary of a wimpy kid series (7 of 11)
Publisher Puffin Australia, 2012
Topics / Year 6 easy reads /
Kinney, Jeff
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Diary of a wimpy kid: the ugly truth
Although Greg is not a teenager quite yet, he feels as if he's hit his childhood expiration date and, when you're no longer a cute kid, nothing is as easy as it used to be.
ISBN 9780143304999
Series Diary of a wimpy kid series (5 of 11)
Publisher Penguin Books Australia, 2010
Topics / Year 6 easy reads /
Kinney, Jeff
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Egghead
Paddy is excited when his teacher announces a week-long experiment. He imagines an awesome experiment with interesting potions and eruptions. Too bad the experiment is not what it's cracked up to be.
ISBN 9781921150814
Series Lightning strikes series (19 books)
Publisher Walker Books, 2008
Scott, Clare
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Eighteenth emergency, The
Mouse and Ezzie have concocted seventeen hilarious emergency procedures for coping with life's dramas, but they are not prepared for the eighteenth emergency.
ISBN 9780099408673
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2000
Byars, Betsy
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Eric Vale - epic fail
Ever had a nickname? A rotten run of bad luck? A best friend who just looks on the bright side - even when the bright side looks black? Well, Eric Vale's got all three, and they're pushing him towards the epic-est of all epic fails!
ISBN 9781862919921
Series Eric Vale series (3 books)
Publisher Omnibus Books, 2012
Bauer, Michael Gerard & Bauer, Joe (ill)
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Eric Vale - off the rails
Principal Porter thinks Eric Vale has gone off the rails, but could there be an explanation for his behaviour, like mutant vampire zombie werewolf aliens stealing Eric's brain.
ISBN 9781862919945
Series Eric Vale series (3 of 3)
Publisher Omnibus Books, 2013
Bauer, Michael Gerard & Bauer, Joe (ill)
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Eric Vale - super male
It is superhero week at school and Eric Vale, superfail and writer of superhero comics, is in his element. But there are surprises in-store including a mutant orang-utan and the dreaded Oogily Boogily man.
ISBN 9781862919938
Series Eric Vale series (3 books)
Publisher Omnibus Books, 2013
Bauer, Michael Gerard & Bauer, Joe (ill)
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Eric Vale series
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Series Eric Vale series (3 books)
Bauer, Michael Gerard & Bauer, Joe (ill)
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Figgy series NEW SERIES 2018
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Series Figgy series NEW SERIES 2018 (3 books)
Janu, Tasmin
No book cover.
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Figgy takes the city
Figgy and her friend Nana win scholarships to attend school in Ghana's big city Accra. The city is exciting and full of adventures and new friends, but Figgy and Nana also find a city that is sad and scary.
ISBN 9781742992006
Series Figgy series NEW SERIES 2018 (3 books)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2017
Janu, Tasmin
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Flea thing, The
Twelve year old Daniel, a student at Glenfield High School, wins a place in the New Zealand Warrior's rugby league team and becomes the youngest ever player in the history of the game. Daniel's secret will make him a media sensation but being a league superstar has its downside.
ISBN 9781921150128
Series The thing series (1 of 3)
Publisher Walker Books, 2007
Topics / Year 6 easy reads /
Falkner, Brian
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Flyaway girls, The
Chelsea is the hardest worker in her gymnastics club and she's determined to make it. But, new girl Telia has more natural talent and Chelsea is jealous. She feels awful because she actually likes Telia. And, it's not only envy that is bothering Chelsea. She's got family issues and her school friends are acting weirdly. It's time for Chelsea to figure out what's really important and, maybe, take a leap into the unknown.
ISBN 9780143308652
Publisher Puffin Australia, 2015
Lawrinson, Julia
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Friendship matchmaker goes undercover, The
Lara's friendship matchmaking days are over, until things get complicated. The playground is in chaos, kids are arguing and crying all over the place and when a recently arrived refugee students starts in Lara's class, the challenge of finding him a friend is too much for her to resist.
ISBN 9781862919488
Publisher Omnibus Books, 2012
Abdel-Fattah, Randa
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Friendship matchmaker, The
At her school, Lara has a mission to help other children make and keep friends. Lara gives advice and rules for friendships, and is even writing a manual about it. When a new girl comes to school, everything starts to unravel. As Lara embarks on a competition to find a best friend for the most difficult client ever, she comes to see the true value and importance of friendship.
ISBN 9781862919204
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2011
Abdel-Fattah, Randa
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Funny kid for president
Max is the class clown always making everyone laugh. He is running for class president but has no special talents. As the election draws near, Max with the help of his friend Hugo, tries to run a fair and honest campaign. But there are scandals and sabotage. Max decides that being the funny kid may just help him win.
ISBN 9780733335976
Publisher HarperCollins Children's Books, 2017
Stanton, Matt
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Gowie Corby plays chicken
Gowie is not a chicken but spending the night at Cricklepit School, where ghosts are rumoured to roam, is a big dare to accept.
ISBN 9780140313222
Publisher Penguin, 1984
Kemp, Gene
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Hate that cat
Jack is pleased that Mrs Stretchberry is his teacher again this year. The only problem is she likes cats and he hates them. Or, at least, he does until he gets to know some kittens and reads some poetry about cats.
ISBN 9780747599807
Publisher Bloomsbury, 2009
Topics / Year 6 easy reads /
Creech, Sharon
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Hating Alison Ashley
Alison is a perfect only child who has everything - beauty, clothes and money. Erika is so jealous, she has to find a way to get rid of Alison Ashley, once and for all.
ISBN 9780140316728
Publisher Puffin Australia, 1998
Klein, Robin
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Henry Hoey Hobson
Henry Hoey Hobson arrives at his sixth school, a small, Catholic school, to discover he is the only boy in his grade. There are three male misfits a year below him. Fatherless, friendless and non-Catholic, Henry earns a reputation as a vampire when ill-fitting braces make his mouth bleed.
ISBN 9781864719956
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2010
Bongers, Christine
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How Lunchbox Jones saved me from robots, traitors and Missy the Cruel
Luke Abbott's school is the losing-est school in the history of losing. And that's just fine for him. He'd rather be at home playing video games and avoiding his older brother Rob and the Greatest Betrayal of All Time. But now he's being forced to join the robotics team, where surely he'll help uphold the school's losing streak. He'll also meet a colorful cast of characters, including: Mikayla, the girl who does everything with her toes; Jacob and Jacob, who aren't twins but might as well be; the sunflower seed-obsessed Stuart; and Missy the Cruel, Luke's innocent-looking bully since they were six-years-old. But it's an unlikely connection with a mysterious boy known only as "Lunchbox Jones" that will change Luke's life. Turns out, Luke and Lunchbox Jones have a lot more in common than just robots.
ISBN 9781681194417
Publisher Bloomsbury, 2015
Brown, Jennifer
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I am Jack
Happy-go-lucky Jack is good at photography, jokes, collecting detentions and grafting onions onto potato plants. He also shows students that they can win against bullying.
ISBN 9780207199059
Series I am Jack series (4 books)
Publisher HarperCollins Australia, 2000
Gervay, Susanne & Wilcox, Cathy (ill)
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Series I am Jack series (4 books)
Gervay, Susanne & Wilcox, Cathy (ill)
No book cover.
203
I hate Fridays: stories from Koala Hills Primary School
An interlinked collection of stories about the hilarious goings-on at Koala Hills School.
ISBN 9780140341027
Publisher Penguin, 1991
Flynn, Rachel
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Kensy and Max: Breaking news
What would you do if you woke up in a strange place? If your whole life changed in the blink of an eye and you had no idea what was going on? Twins Kensy and Max Grey's lives are turned upside down when they are whisked off to London, and discover their parents are missing. As the situation unfolds, so many things don't add up: their strange new school, the bizarre grannies on their street, the coded messages they keep finding and the feeling that, all around them, adults are keeping secrets ...Things can never go back to the way they were, but the twins are determined to uncover the truth!
ISBN 9780143780656
Publisher Penguin Random House Australia, 2018
Harvey, Jacqueline
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Le football
When it comes to soccer tactics, Luke finds it difficult to see any other point of view but his own. But, when he's forced to team up with a rival, he learns that compromise can sometimes lead to success.
ISBN 9781405245258
Series David Beckham Academy series, The (4 books)
Publisher Egmont Childrens, 2009
The David Beckham Academy staff
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Little lunch: Triple the games
This is what happened during Little Lunch: Tamara tried to find a new walking buddy for the school walkathon, Rory decided he was going to be Prime Minster of the whole country and the girls got into a big noisy argument and wound up locked inside the toilets. A lot can happen in fifteen minutes!
ISBN 9781760650278
Publisher Walker Books, 2018
Katz, Danny & Vane, Mitch (ill)
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Martin Bridge: on the lookout
The fast-moving and funny sequel to Martin Bridge ready for takeoff. Young Martin must face three new challenges: spending an afternoon with an irritating houseguest; sharing lunch with a boy who eats erasers; and, embarking on a frantic search for the school's lucky mascot, a parakeet.
ISBN 9781553377733
Publisher Kids can press, 2005
Scott Kerrin, Jessica & Kelly, Joseph (ill)
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Mascot madness
The school athletic coach may be an ex-Olympian and have cutting edge training techniques but he seems to be on the other side. Mr Brainfright's methods may be unorthodox but can they prove to be effective enough to help Henry and his friends finally win the cup for their school. Then again, they just might be hopeless and, unfortunately, too much time in the banana costume seems to be playing with Mr Brainfright's head.
ISBN 9780330424868
Series Schooling around series (3 of 4)
Publisher Pan MacMillan, 2009
Griffiths, Andy
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Meet Marly
It's 1983 and Marly is just trying to fit in at Sunshine Primary School. But, being a refugee from Vietnam doesn't make things easy. When Marly's cousins come to stay and end up at the same school, her friends make fun of them. Marly needs to find a way to stay loyal to her cousins and keep her school friends as well.
ISBN 9780143308492
Series Our Australian girl series (44 books)
Publisher Penguin, 2015
Pung, Alice & Masciullo, Lucia (ill)
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Milo and the restart button
Starting over is like pressing the reset button on a game that makes you lose all your points and wipes out any of the good stuff you've spent hundreds of hours learning. Surviving the year is all Milo has to do. Start to finish in one whole piece. But, it's not just a new school he's dealing with. It's a new house, a new neighbourhood, a whole new life. And, it's one without his mum in it.
ISBN 9780857071903
Publisher Simon & Schuster, 2011
Silberberg, Alan
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Most important thing, The: Stories about sons, fathers and grandfathers
In this compellingly honest collection of stories, Avi introduces seven boys seeking acceptance, guidance, or just someone to look up to. Luke sees the ghost of his father. Paul takes a camping trip with the grandfather he's just met. And Ryan has some surprising questions for his potential stepfather. Each story shines a different light on the question, 'What's the most important thing a father can do for his son?'
ISBN 9781925381634
Publisher Walker Books, 2017
Wortis, Avi & Wilkins, Sarah (ill)
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Mr Bambuckle's remarkables
When a new teacher arrives for the class in room 12B, the students are in for a surprise. Mr. Bambuckle is riding a unicycle and cooking his breakfast and already knows each student's name and background. He is just the teacher these students have always wanted, learning is fun and they do not even know they are doing it. Unfortunately, the principal is not so pleased and is doing all he can to replace Mr Bambuckle.
ISBN 9780143785859
Publisher Penguin Random House Australia, 2017
Harris, Tim & Hart, James
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Naked bunyip dancing
Funny and, sometimes, poignant verse novel about the kids in class 6C. They get a new male teacher, a pony-tailed hippy, who helps them put on an end of year concert.
ISBN 9781741146554
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2005
Herrick, Steven
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Oddball
Sol still can't believe he told Aggo, the school bully and hand ball champion, that he was going to thrash him using hypnotism. Sol is sure that this moment of temporary insanity is going to lead to certain death. Sol wonders whether wit, wisdom or nothing will save him when he has to face Aggo.
ISBN 9781921150562
Series Lightning strikes series (19 books)
Publisher Walker Books, 2008
Brian, Janeen
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Olive of Groves
Olive is excited to be going to boarding school but Mrs Groves' Boarding School for Naughty Boys, Talking Animals and Circus Performers is not what she expected. The headmistress is completely mad and Pig McKenzie, school bully and nasty swine, is determined to make Olive's life unbearable. But, Olive is clever and kind, and soon gains the loyalty of three rats, a short-sighted moose, a compulsive liar and a goose who faints at the sight of cherries. But, friendship and wits might not be enough against Pig's wicked plan.
ISBN 9780733333682
Series Olive of Groves series (3 books)
Publisher ABC Books, 2015
Nannestad, Katrina & Masciullo, Lucia (ill)
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Olive of Groves and the great slurp of time
Olive is gobsmacked. Basil Heffenhuffenheimer has just hiked out of the Black Forest in 1857 and into Mrs Groves' Boarding School for Naughty Boys, Talking Animals and Circus Performers. When he offers to take Olive into the past, she cannot resist a time-travelling adventure. But, when Olive and her friends return to the present with a hungry dinosaur, an Elizabethan pirate and a scissor-happy servant boy, strange and disturbing things start to happen at Groves.
ISBN 9780733333705
Series Olive of Groves series (3 books)
Publisher ABC Books, 2016
Nannestad, Katrina & Masciullo, Lucia (ill)
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Olive of Groves and the right royal romp
The Queen is coming to tea at Mrs Groves' Boarding School for Naughty Boys, Talking Animals and Circus Performers. Nothing could possibly spoil this right royal moment. Except for the return of scheming villain, Pig McKenzie, and the arrival of a strange, harsh woman. And, if the Queen's visit doesn't run smoothly, the Inspector has promised to close the school forever. As nothing ever runs smoothly at Groves, someone needs to take control. Someone who is clever and brave, with big, practical ideas and an even bigger heart.
ISBN 9780733333712
Series Olive of Groves series (3 books)
Publisher ABC Books, 2016
Nannestad, Katrina & Masciullio, Lucia (ill)
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Series Olive of Groves series (3 books)
Various
No book cover.
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Opposite Land
Welcome to Opposite Land - where socks wear feet, broccoli is meat, behind is ahead, and people poop from their head! After the worst day ever, Steve discovers a strange book written upside down and back to front. That night, when its words become mysteriously clear and Steve begins to read them, she's transported to the topsy-turvy world in the book - Opposite Land. In this extraordinarily peculiar place, roads float in mid-air, people live in giant snail shells and monsters are made of pasta!
ISBN 9780143780816
Publisher Penguin Random House Australia, 2017
Hamlyn, Charlotte Rose
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Other brother
Kieran wants to fit in and be part of the in-group at school. He wants to be on the football team. But, then, his cousin Bon turns up. Bon doesn't know anything about fitting in. He looks different, he wears the wrong clothes and he says weird things. Even worse, Julia seems to prefer Bon's company to his. Kieran just wants to ignore Bon but, soon, he is forced to make a choice.
ISBN 9781921720833
Publisher Walker Books, 2012
French, Simon
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Our Australian girl series
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Series Our Australian girl series (44 books)
Various
No book cover.
5215
Pencil of doom
Henry's indestructible pencil is causing disaster at Northwest Southeast Central school. Jack has gone mad with desire and he will stop at nothing to stop Henry destroying it. But, with every drawing another disaster befalls one of their classmates. Just when there appears to be no hope, Henry may have found a solution to save his friends and his favourite teacher, Mr Brainfright.
ISBN 9780330424172
Series Schooling around series (2 of 4)
Publisher Pan MacMillan, 2008
Griffiths, Andy
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Pippa's island: The beach shack cafe
Pippa has just arrived at a new school, in a new town, and even living on a gorgeous island isn't cheering her up. Her arrival cause ripples at Kira Cove Primary School- but she soon starts to make friends with eco-warrior Meg, boho-chick Charlie, and fashionista and cupcake baker Cici. Pippa's mum plans to buy a rustic old boatshed and start a bookshop cafe. Pippa worries they'll use all their money in this madcap venture- until her new friends come to the rescue to help get the grand opening back on track.
ISBN 9780143783671
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2017
Murrell, Belinda
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Pookie Aleera is not my boyfriend
In a country town, the kids in class 6A tell their stories. Mick, school captain and sometimes trouble-maker, wants to make the school a better place, while brother Jacob just wants to fly. Shy Laura hopes to fit in with a circle of friends, while Pete struggles to deal with his grandpa's sudden death. Selina obsesses over class comedian Cameron, while Cameron obsesses over Anzac biscuits and Pookie Aleera - whoever that is.
ISBN 9780702249280
Publisher University of Queensland Press, 2012
Herrick, Steven
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Present takers, The
Bullies have spoiled Lucy Hall's birthday and are threatening to ruin her entire year. A gang of aggressive girls has chosen Lucy as their newest target and Lucy is unwilling and unable to defend herself or ask for help.
ISBN 9780099991601
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 1994
Chambers, Aidan
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Princess Parsley
Parsley Patterson's first year of high school is not turning out as she had expected. It's not only her name that's the problem. Parsley is targeted by Danielle and her mean group, and bullied about her hippie family and her Possum Creek address. But, just as she decides to keep her head down and try to ignore it all until it blows over, her father's announcement causes the spotlight to rest firmly again on Parsley.
ISBN 9781742991610
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2016
Rushby, Pamela
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Ramona the pest
Ramona can't understand how she upsets people when she really doesn't mean to be a pest.
ISBN 9780192750976
Publisher Oxford University Press, 2000
Cleary, Beverly
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Real thing, The
Only three people in the entire world know the secret formula for Coca-Cola. So, when all three are kidnapped, the extaordinary abilities of Fizzer Boyd must be used to search for the missing recipe.
ISBN 9781921150135
Series The thing series (2 of 3)
Publisher Walker Books, 2007
Topics / Year 6 easy reads /
Falkner, Brian
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Robot riot
Henry appears to be jealous of the fabulous new girl claiming she is a robot on a mission to destroy the world. No-one in 5B is fooled until Roberta starts to outshine them all. Maybe everyone is jealous of Roberta or, perhaps, she just could be as dangerous as Henry thinks. In a desperate bid to outwit her, they invent the Grantbot. Things backfire spectacularly as only they can for Henry McThrottle and his friends.
ISBN 9780330425186
Series Schooling around series (4 of 4)
Publisher Pan MacMillan, 2009
Griffiths, Andy
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Roxy Ran series
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Series Roxy Ran series (3 books)
Hall, Tiffiny
No book cover.
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Royal Academy of Sport for Girls, The: High flyers
Being accepted into the Royal Academy of Sport for Girls was all Abigail Rogers had ever wished for. But before her feet can touch the ground, the gymnasts are thrown into their first competition to determine who will make up the Academy team for state prelims. The pressure is on! Training is harder than ever, and with rivalry growing among the students, Abby begins to doubt if she is, in fact, Academy material. Will rising gymnastics star Abby be able to make her dreams a reality?
ISBN 9781925324587
Series The Royal Academy of Sport for Girls series NEW SERIES 2018 (4 books)
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2017
Sieveking, Laura
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Royal Academy of Sport for Girls, The: In too deep
While attending a state training camp, Delphie Attkinson and the Year 7 Royal Academy of Sport for Girls swim squad come face to face with their biggest rival, the National Swim School. Delphie sees this as an opportunity to learn all about the strengths and weaknesses of the Swim School's best swimmers, the beatable Ogilvy twins. Surprisingly, Delphie forms a close relationship with one of the sisters - but in doing so, she uncovers a shocking secret. Can swim queen Delphie keep her winning edge as rivalries and unexpected scandals surface?
ISBN 9781925324624
Series The Royal Academy of Sport for Girls series NEW SERIES 2018 (4 books)
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2017
Sieveking, Laura
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Royal Academy of Sport for Girls, The: Leap of faith
Turning down her place at the Royal Academy of Sport for Girls is one of the hardest things Chloe Humphries has ever done. Months later, she is still devastated, until an unexpected letter arrives offering Chloe a scholarship to attend! With a nervous but excited heart, Chloe sets off with her beloved horse, Honey. However, starting two terms later than her classmates was never going to be easy, especially with the Academy showjumping competition looming. Can talented showjumper Chloe overcome her fears and find a way to outshine her rivals?
ISBN 9781925324600
Series The Royal Academy of Sport for Girls series NEW SERIES 2018 (4 books)
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2047
Sieveking, Laura
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Royal Academy of Sport for Girls, The: Running free
With the Royal Academy of Sport for Girls' end-of-year Athletics State Finals fast approaching, golden girl of the track, Josie Ingram, and her teammates are training hard. It seems like nothing can stop them from reaching their dreams. However, when Josie finds out she is falling behind in her schoolwork her world is turned upside down. If she doesn't raise her grades she won't be allowed to compete in the State Finals! Can hurdling champion Josie find a way to improve in class as well as follow her gold medal dreams?
ISBN 9781925324648
Series The Royal Academy of Sport for Girls series NEW SERIES 2018 (4 books)
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2017
Sieveking, Laura
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Scarlet and Ivy: Lights under the lake, The
Locals say that at night the troubled souls buried in the ancient flooded graveyard no longer rest in peace...Twins Scarlet and Ivy Grey can't wait to sign up for the school trip and get away from lessons for a few days. But nothing is as it seems; the creepy lakeside hotel and the deep waters of Lake Seren hide dark secrets. Precious things disappear from their rooms, a malicious force leaves a trail of destruction and mysteries start to surface. If they ever hope to leave this place, the girls from Rookwood School must face the danger head on...
ISBN 9780008218324
Publisher HarperCollins Children's Books, 2017
Cleverly, Sophie
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School days for Ruby
It's 1931.and Ruby is settling into life at her new school in the country. When a desperately poor family moves to the area, no-one wants to be friends with them. Ruby will have to choose sides and she has already made one enemy at school, Doris Spinks. Ruby wants to do what she believes is right. And she wonders what Doris knows about Ruby's beloved dad who is missing.
ISBN 9780143307440
Series Our Australian girl series (44 books)
Publisher Penguin Books Australia, 2013
Matthews, Penny & Masciullo, Lucia (ill)
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Schooling around series
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Series Schooling around series (4 books)
Griffiths, Andy
No book cover.
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Sci-fi Junior High
It isn't easy being the son of two of the smartest people in the galaxy, especially when everyone at your new school expects you to be a genuius too! Kelvin Klosmo and his interterrestial friends will need to work together to save the universe, because you never know in a science space station, if one of the scientists will turn out to be a mad robot.
ISBN 9781743818046
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2017
Martin, John & Seegert, Scott
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Secret cooking club, The
Twelve year old Scarlett is the star and the victim of her mum's popular blog. The butt of school jokes, she's eager to stay firmly out of the spotlight. So, when Scarlett discovers the kitchen next door, left empty by an elderly neighbour in hospital, she begins to bake from the hand written recipe book she finds. As more people find out and Scarlett's confidence grows, The Secret Cooking Club is formed. Scarlett's life changes forever.
ISBN 9781910655245
Publisher Chicken House, 2016
Remington, Laurel
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Someday Angeline
Angeline's mum died a long time ago and her father works on a garbage truck so he can send her to college. Angeline is a genius but works out that people will only like her if she pretends not to be.
ISBN 9780747587231
Publisher HarperTrophy, 2005
Sachar, Louis
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Star
Star and her mum used to manage. Now mum's old friend Charlie has moved in and life is topsy-turvy. Star knows she wants a horse and needs a new best friend. But how is that going to happen when no one is listening to her?
ISBN 9781862919815
Publisher Omnibus Books, 2012
Bateson, Catherine
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Star of the show
Aimee is tired of playing second fiddle to Serena Sweetmay, who it seems, can do no wrong and is great at everything. Aimee is determined to outdo Serena when her class is asked to present the school Christmas play.
ISBN 9780702235795
Publisher University of Queensland Press, 2006
Hilton, Nette & Stewart, Chantal (ill)
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Staying alive in year 5
Mr Murlin is not an ordinary teacher. His rules are amazing, like eating chocolate in class is compulsory. Johnny and Max love being in his class but still get into lots of scrapes. Contains language and actions that may offend some readers.
ISBN 9780330358842
Publisher Pan MacMillan, 1996
Marsden, John
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Stuff happens series
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Series Stuff happens series (12 books)
Various
No book cover.
13978
Stuff happens: Cooper
Stuff happens sometimes. For Cooper, it happened on school camp. When his former-rugby-champion grandfather dies, Cooper has trouble dealing with it. To make matters worse, the funeral falls on the first day of the Year Five camp so Cooper misses out on the bus trip with his friends, doing abseiling, and sharing a cabin with his friends. When Cooper disobeys a kayak instructors' directions, he puts both his life and that of his paddle-buddy Lily Ng in serious danger.
ISBN 9780143308218
Series Stuff happens series (12 books)
Publisher Penguin Books Australia,
D'Ath, Justin
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Stuff happens: Dale
Stuff happens sometimes. Everyday stuff. At school, at home, with sport, with mates. For Dale, it happened during a school play when he decides to take revenge on Dan, the coolest kid in school. Dale intends to embarrass Dan during the finale of their school play.
ISBN 9781760141585
Series Stuff happens series (12 books)
Publisher Penguin Books Australia, 2016
Beck, Adrian
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Stuff happens: Ethan
Stuff happens sometimes. For Ethan, it happened when he thought his best friend didn't like him anymore. Ethan is not just bookish, he's book-obsessed, and possibly the only boy with a mother begging him to put a book down so he can make friends.Ethan doesn't make friends easily so when he bonds with Trent over a dinosaur book, his world changes. But, when Trent discovers downball, Ethan thinks that he's lost his best and only friend.
ISBN 9780143308171
Series Stuff happens series (12 books)
Publisher Penguin Books Australia, 2015
Phommavanh, Oliver
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Stuff happens: Fadi
Stuff happens sometimes. For Fadi, it happened when he got in trouble for tackling Jack at lunchtime. Fadi is big and strong, and hasn't quite grown into his body. He's a gun on the rugby field where his strength and size is an advantage but, off the field and out of home, he sometimes breaks things. With the help of his uncle and cousins, Fadi learns to put some grace in his movement and to develop some seriously cool dance moves.
ISBN 9780143308126
Series Stuff happens series (12 books)
Publisher Penguin Books Australia, 2015
Gardner, Scot
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21246
Stuff happens: Harry
Stuff happens sometimes. For Harry it happened in art class. All Harry wants is to fly through school under the radar. He's decided that being good at something means attention and, in Harry's case, that attention is more than unwanted. During an excursion to an art gallery, Harry is really unenthusiastic and bored. That is, until he sees a certain painting.
ISBN 9780143308959
Series Stuff happens series (12 books)
Publisher Penguin Books Australia, 2015
McDiarmid, Alex
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1180
Stuff happens: Jack
Jack loves soccer. When a tagging game at recess goes horribly wrong, his dreams of training with his favourite soccer stars during their school visit turns out to be just that, dreams.
ISBN 9780143308225
Series Stuff happens series (12 books)
Publisher Puffin Australia, 2014
Wilson, Tony
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Stuff happens: Lennie
Stuff happens sometimes. Everyday stuff, at school, at home, with sport and with mates. For Lennie, it happened when he argued with a teacher.
ISBN 9780143308188
Series Stuff happens series (12 books)
Publisher Penguin Books Australia, 2015
Roy, James
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16860
Stuff happens: Luke
Stuff happens sometimes. Everyday stuff, at school, at home, with sport and with mates. For Luke, it happened on public speaking day.
ISBN 9781760141592
Series Stuff happens series (12 books)
Publisher Penguin Books Australia, 2016
Valentine, James & Beck, Adrian (ill)
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1461
Stuff happens: Michael
Stuff happens sometimes, at school, at home. With Michael it happened with sport, when he thought he was letting his parents down.
ISBN 9780143308102
Series Stuff happens series (12 books)
Publisher Puffin Australia, 2014
Gwynne, Phillip
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Stuff happens: Ned
Ned has a new teacher, one who calls herself a monster, who will make him work like he's never worked before. An experiment with a hamburger leads Ned to trouble.
ISBN 9780143308096
Series Stuff happens series (12 books)
Publisher Puffin Australia, 2014
Daddo, Andrew
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1165
Stuff happens: Sean
Sean is in Year Five at his new school. He doesn't play soccer and doesn't like his new friend copying his maths homework. When Sean forgets his hat and has to sit in the shade, he discovers that there are kids he likes at this new school.
ISBN 9780143308119
Series Stuff happens series (12 books)
Publisher Puffin Australia, 2014
Kostakis, Will
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Summerlost
It's the first real summer since the devastating accident that killed Cedar's father and younger brother, Ben. But now Cedar and what's left of her family are returning to the town of Iron Creek for the summer. They're just settling into their new house when a boy named Leo, dressed in costume, rides by on his bike. Intrigued, Cedar follows him to the renowned Summerlost theatre festival. Soon, she not only has a new friend in Leo and a job working concessions at the festival, she finds herself surrounded by mystery. The mystery of the tragic, too-short life of the Hollywood actress who haunts the halls of Summerlost. And the mystery of the strange gifts that keep appearing for Cedar.
ISBN 9780141371047
Publisher Penguin, 2017
Topics / Displacement /
Condie, Ally
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Super con-nerd
Connor is happy to be a nerd, but when he reaches his selective school he finds there are better nerds, Super-nerds. His friends aren't around to support him and he hasn't any new ones. But slowly and because of an almost unwinnable challenge he finds new friends called the nerdy rejects, and he has time to pursue his real destiny- drawing comic books.
ISBN 9780143306535
Publisher Penguin, 2017
Phommavanh, Oliver
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Super freak, The
Jacob John Smith, a student at Glenfield High School, is tired of getting into trouble and being pushed around by the school bully. When Jacob discovers that he has a special power, he wonders whether to use the power to be a superhero or a supervillian.
ISBN 9781921150142
Series The thing series (3 of 3)
Publisher Walker Books, 2007
Topics / Year 6 easy reads /
Falkner, Brian
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The Royal Academy of Sport for Girls series NEW SERIES 2018
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Series The Royal Academy of Sport for Girls series NEW SERIES 2018 (4 books)
Sieveking, Laura
No book cover.
The thing series
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Series The thing series (3 books)
Falkner, Brian
No book cover.
37151
Toilet kid, The
Matt, also known as The Tuckshop Kid, is back. He's lost weight, he's healthier and he has a fabulous girlfriend, Kayla. It all seems great but then there's Kayla's catty girlfriend, Tash, and his old, best friend who isn't his friend at all any more. Matt gets talked into doing something terrible, spying on Kayla, and she finds out. But, Kayla has a terrible secret and maybe Matt is the one who can help her.
ISBN 9780702237171
Publisher University of Queensland Press, 2009
Flynn, Pat & Jellett, Tom (ill)
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Toppling
John is obsessed with dominoes, spending hours setting up lines until a small push causes them to fall as they should. When John's friend, Dominic, is diagnosed with cancer, John and his friends' worlds fall apart. They find ways to support Dom through his illness and gain understanding from an unlikely source.
ISBN 9781921529429
Publisher Walker Books, 2010
Murphy, Sally & James, Rhian Nest (ill)
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Tracey Binns is lost
Tracey's school has started a new healthy-eating and exercise program, and the kids are not happy. They're even less happy when Mr Gunning, their dreaded PE teacher, announces that he is taking grade six on a bush survival and fitness camp.
ISBN 9780702237058
Publisher University of Queensland Press, 2009
Clark, Sherryl & Apfelbaum, Alexis (ill)
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Tracey Binns is trouble
While her parents are working hard to provide the perfect life in the perfect house, Tracey Binns is working hard at misbehaving. Called Tracey Trouble or Rubbish Binns by classmates, she prefers to get detention than go home to an empty house. Then, Isabella comes to the school and, to Tracey's surprise, they become friends.
ISBN 9780702236679
Publisher University of Queensland Press, 2008
Clark, Sherryl & Apfelbaum, Alexis (ill)
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Tracy Lacy for classy captain
Remember how I was ABSOLUTELY CERTAIN, well pretty sure, probably about 99.7% sure, that I maybe, nearly, might actually get through High School like a normal person? Well SHOCK, HORROR, its not going exactly as I planned . . . Its BETTER!' Tracy Lacy has made it to high school, and Tracy is the king, the queen, AND the star of the schoolshes going to be CLASSY CAPTAIN! (Go Tracy!) Alright, lets face it, it all goes to her head and its a COMPLETE DISASTER. The question is; will her friends stand by her this time?
ISBN 9781760275969
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2017
Lacy, Tania & McDonald, Danielle (ill)
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Tracy Lacy is completely coo-coo bananas
I'm absolutely certain, well pretty sure, probably about 99.7% sure, that I maybe, nearly, might actually get through high school like a normal person. Follow the comedic horror of Tracy Lacy's discovery that her perfect plan for being normal is ruined, and the hilarious list of things to fix about herself, as she counts down the days to the start of high school. Is Tracy going to be able to overcome her completely coo-coo bananas-ness?
ISBN 9781760279820
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2016
Lacy, Tania & McDonald, Danielle (ill)
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Treasure fever
Mr Brainfright is a new teacher at Northwest Southeast Central School and Grade Five, including Henry McThrottle, are not sure what to make of him. His lessons, like how to breathe without falling out of a window, are certainly different. Henry's class is amazed to discover pirates, buried treasure, sliding on banana skins and how to really annoy a teacher.
ISBN 9780330423892
Series Schooling around series (1 of 4)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2008
Griffiths, Andy
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Turbulent term of Tyke Tiler, The
Tyke's good friend, Danny, gets into all sorts of trouble with his practical jokes.
ISBN 9780571212675
Publisher Faber & Faber, 2002
Kemp, Gene
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Twin trouble
When twins, James and Adam, visit The David Beckham Academy, all the focus seems to be on the talented James. But, when Adam gets a confidence boost, the Academy staff begins to notice and his twin and their dad are forced to see that their ideas about Adam weren't right.
ISBN 9781405245241
Series David Beckham Academy series, The (4 books)
Publisher Egmont Childrens, 2009
The David Beckham Academy staff
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Two weeks in grade six
It is the third term in grade six and Kaitlin's teacher has switched table groups around. Now, Kaitlin's on a table with stuck-up Ashleigh and all the losers.
ISBN 9780143300205
Publisher Penguin, 2003
Pershall, Anna & Mary K
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Vet Cadets 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 Vet Cadets series NEW SERIES 2018 (4 books)
Johnson, Rebecca
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Vet Cadets: Clever Chicks
Abbey, Hannah and Talika are new recruits at Willowvale boarding school's Vet Cadets program. Mrs Parry, their science teacher, has given each of the girls a chick to raise and train, but not everyone is happy about it! When a game of horseback hide-and-seek turns into a matter of life and death, rules are broken and the friends' courage is sorely tested. This time, a solution might be out of the Vet Cadets' hands...
ISBN 9780143782742
Series Vet Cadets series NEW SERIES 2018 (4 books)
Publisher Penguin Books Australia, 2017
Johnson, Rebecca
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Vet cadets: Pudding in peril
Although all the year 7 girls are missing their families, life at Willowvale fills their days with learning about agricultural life and starting them on their pathways to eventually becoming veterinarians. When the local country fair comes to town, every girl must enter in both the creative and animal husbandry sections, causing much excitement and a fair amount of consternation. Abbey has nervously entered the technical cattle cutting competition only to find herself pitted against the impressive horsemanship and competitiveness of the boys from neighbouring Darrowby Agricultural College. Pudding, Talikas pony, falls ill and cooperation by all is necessary to save his life.
ISBN 9780143782728
Series Vet Cadets series NEW SERIES 2018 (2 of 4)
Publisher Penguin Books Australia, 2017
Johnson, Rebecca
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Vet cadets: Saving Itsy Bitsy
Abbey, Hannah and Talika are ecstatic when Henrietta finally delivers twelve healthy piglets, but devastated to learn that there is also a thirteenth with little chance of survival. With the clandestine help from a couple of teachers, round the clock care is organised for Itsy. Meanwhile the girls must undertake their normal classroom studies, but it's a bit hard when you're taking care of a little piglet...
ISBN 9780143782735
Series Vet Cadets series NEW SERIES 2018 (3 of 4)
Publisher Penguin Books Australia, 2017
Johnson, Rebecca
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Vet cadets: Welcome to Willowvale
To be accepted into the select vet cadet program at Willowvale Girls Grammar is both exciting and challenging. Roommates Abbey, Hannah and Talika have come from entirely different backgrounds, Abbey from an outback cattle station, Hannah from a local well-off show jumping family and Talika from an affluent Indian family. Very quickly, however, these differences disappear as the three become inseparable in helping each other cope with their insecurities, family pressures and school work, all the while combining to solve the problem of a predator attacking the school's sheep flock, and best of all riding their horses every day.
ISBN 9780143782711
Series Vet Cadets series NEW SERIES 2018 (1 of 4)
Publisher Penguin Books Australia, 2017
Johnson, Rebecca
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Wasim and the champ
Footie-mad Wasim and his team mates enter the local football competition. But, after an incident at the local mosque and a fight involving Wasim's older brother, the teams become split between white and Asian boys. Wasim and the surprise celebrity at the competition, an international boxing champion from their area, cleverly diffuse a tense situation.
ISBN 9781847800572
Publisher Frances Lincoln, 2011
Ashley, Chris & Pankhurst, Kate (ill)
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Wasim's challenge
Year Five are off to Snowdonia and Wasim Ahmed has been looking forward to it for months. He has vowed to participate in the Ramadan fast but keeps his fasting a secret. Lack of food and drink cause him to sit out the first day's activities. When a box of chocolates disappears, Wasim becomes prime suspect. Then, on a walk, the group gets lost and Wasim is in serious danger on the mountainside.
ISBN 9781847800565
Publisher Frances Lincoln, 2010
Ashley, Chris & Pankhurst, Kate (ill)
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White Ninja
Roxy Ran is an ordinary girl who doesn't know anything about her ninja powers until she is confronted by school bullies. Jackson Axe introduces Roxy to the world of martial arts. Jackson and Roxy must find the Tiger Scrolls and unleash the powers of the White Warrior before the samurai do. In order to survive, Roxy must unleash her inner ninja.
ISBN 9780732294533
Series Roxy Ran series (1 of 3)
Publisher Angus & Robertson (HarperCollins), 2012
Hall, Tiffiny
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Witch baby and me at school
Lily's sister, Daisy, is one year old and she's no ordinary baby. When she was born, something went wrong and Daisy is a Witch Baby. Nobody knows this but Lily. She's the only one who can see Daisy make the fridge float in the air or turn people into slugs. It's time for Lily to start at her new school. It will be hard enough being the new girl and, then, there's Daisy.
ISBN 9780552556774
Publisher Corgi Books, 2009
Topics / Year 5 easy reads /
Gliori, Debi
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