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7013
12 Screams of Christmas, The
The infamous, Most Wanted Goosebumps characters are out on the loose and after you. For the first time ever, it's a Goosebumps Christmas! Kate Welles doesn't want to be special. She just wants to play the lead in her school's Christmas play. Her annoying "friend" Courtney is constantly getting in the way of that. Can you even call someone a "friend" if all they do is make fun of you and ruin everything all of the time? But Kate has to get along with Courtney or else neither of them will be allowed to take part in The 12 Screams of Christmas. Kate and Courtney's teacher decides they need to find a special place to rehearse. A certain house with a special history. The kind of place that Kate would normally be pretty frightened to go into. The kind of place that gives new meaning to the term: Christmas Spirit.
ISBN 9780545627771
Series Goosebumps series (99 books)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2014
Stine, R L
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365 Days of wonder
365 quotes for every day of the year to inspire kindness, thoughtfulness and understanding. Written as a companion to the novel Wonder.
ISBN 9780552572712
Series Wonder series (4 books)
Publisher Random House Children's Books, 2014
Palacio, R J
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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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All's faire in middle school
Eleven-year-old Imogene (Impy) has grown up with two parents working at the Renaissance Faire, and she's eager to begin her own training as a squire. First, though, she'll need to prove her bravery. Luckily Impy has just the quest in mind- she'll go to public school after a life of being homeschooled! But it's not easy to act like a noble knight-in-training in middle school. Impy falls in with a group of girls who seem really nice (until they don't) and starts to be embarrassed of her thrift shop apparel, her family's unusual lifestyle, and their small, messy apartment. Impy has always thought of herself as a heroic knight, but when she does something really mean in order to fit in, she begins to wonder whether she might be more of a dragon after all.
ISBN 9780525429999
Publisher Penguin USA, 2017
Topics / Graphic novels /
Jamieson, Victoria
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Amal unbound
Twelve-year-old Amal loves learning and dreams of becoming a teacher. Then something unimaginable happens. After an accidental run-in with the son of her village's corrupt landlord, she is forced to work as his family's servant to pay off her own family's debt. At the opulent and corrupt Khan estate, Amal realises she will have to find a way to work with others in order to bring about change, and to achieve her dreams.
ISBN 9781925773026
Publisher Text Publishing Co, 2018
Topics / Displacement /
Saeed, Aisha
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Amina's voice
Amina and her best friend are starting year six and changes are happening around Amina which worry her. Her best friend now wants to change her Korean name to an English name and wants to hang out with one of the popular girls. Amina feels like she is losing her closest friend and wonders if she must also change to keep her friend. Events happening around her cause her to see both the challenges and rewards of being Pakistan American.
ISBN 9781481492072
Publisher Simon & Schuster, 2017
Khan, Hena
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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
Any five titles read from this series can be included as official Challenge books; up to five more titles can be included as your personal choice books. To see the individual book titles and their PRC ID numbers, go to the Series lists on the Booklists page, on the website. Or, you can search for a series name or the individual titles by using the Search function on the top of the screen.
Series Anne of Green Gables series (10 books)
Montgomery, L M
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15037
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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As fast as I can
Ten-year-old Vivian is determined to compete at the Olympic Games one day. So when Vivian discovers she has a talent for cross country running, she's excited her Olympic dream might come true. But then a family illness is uncovered and all of Vivian's plans begin to unravel. Can she keep her hopes alive? Or will she be stopped in her tracks?
ISBN 9780702262814
Publisher University of Queensland Press, 2020
Tangey, Penny
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Aster's good, right, things
I can't let go of them - the good right things - because if I do I'll turn into a cloud and float away, and a storm will come and blow me to nothing. Eleven year old Aster attends a school for gifted kids, but she doesn't think she is gifted al all. If she was, her mother would not have left. Each day Aster must do a good right thing a challenge she sets herself, to make someone's life better. Nobody can know about her things, because then they wont count. Then she meets Xavier, who has his own special mission. When they do these together, Aster feels free but if she stops doing her good right things will everything fall apart?
ISBN 9780648492573
Publisher HarperCollins Australia, 2020
Gordon, Kate
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Astonishingly good stories
A lovestruck merpig, a peppermint-stick Parthenon, a vegetarian spider and so much more! From R.A. Spratt, bestselling author of Friday Barnes and Shockingly Good Stories, comes this collection of twenty terrific stories featuring Greek myths and fractured fairytales as told by Nanny Piggins (the world's most glamorous flying pig), a mystery investigated by Friday Barnes (girl detective) and a series of tales so tall they will give you altitude sickness. This book will delight children from four to one hundred and four. Just the thing for reading at bedtime, when you're supposed to be doing your homework or when you've been chased up a tree by an escaped rhinoceros and you're waiting for the zookeeper to arrive.
ISBN 9780143779261
Publisher Puffin Australia, 2022
Spratt, R A
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Baby-sitters club, The: Boy-crazy Stacey (graphic novel)
Stacey and Mary Anne are baby-sitting for the Pike family for two weeks at the New Jersey shore. Things are great in Sea City: There's a gorgeous house right on the beach, a boardwalk, plenty of sun and sand... and the cutest boy Stacey has ever seen! Mary Anne thinks that Stacey should leave Scott alone and focus on the Pike kids, but Stacey's in love. Looking for reasons to hang around his lifeguard stand takes up all of her time, which means Mary Anne has to do the job of two baby-sitters. Mary Anne doesn't like it one bit! How can she tell Stacey that Scott just isn't interested without ruining their friendship and breaking Stacey's heart?
ISBN 9781338304510
Series The baby-sitters club (graphic novels) series (7 of 7)
Publisher Graphix, 2019
Topics / Graphic novels /
Martin, Ann M & Galligan, Gale (ill)
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Baby-sitters club, The: Claudia and mean Janine (graphic novel)
Claudia and her sister, Janine, may as well be from two different planets. Claudia, who pays more attention to her artwork and The Baby-sitters Club than her homework, feels like she can't compete with her perfect sister. Janine studies nonstop, gets straight As, and even takes college-level courses! But when something unexpected happens to the most beloved person in their family, will the sisters be able to put aside their differences?
ISBN 9780545886222
Series The baby-sitters club (graphic novels) series (4 of 7)
Publisher Graphix, 2016
Topics / Graphic novels /
Martin, Ann M & Telgemeier, Raina (ill)
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Baby-sitters club, The: Claudia and the new girl (graphic novel)
Claudia has always been the most creative kid in her class... until Ashley Wyeth comes along. Ashley says Claudia is a great artist, too, but thinks shes wasting her artistic talent with the BSC. When Claudia starts spending more time with Ashley and missing BSC meetings, it becomes clear that Claudia has to make a decision... one of them has to go!
ISBN 9781338304572
Series The baby-sitters club (graphic novels) series (9 of 7)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2021
Martin, Ann M & Epstein, Gabriela (ill)
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Baby-sitters club, The: Good-bye Stacey, good-bye (graphic novel)
Stacey McGill is moving back to New York. That means no more Stoneybrook Middle School, no more Charlotte Johanssen, and worst of all ... no more Baby-sitters Club. Stacey's friends are crushed when they hear that Stacey's moving, especially Claudia. Stacey was her first best friend. What kind of going-away present is good enough for someone so special? How will the BSC go on without Stacey?
ISBN 9781761122279
Series The baby-sitters club (graphic novels) series (11 of 7)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2022
Martin, Ann M & Epstein, Gabriela (ill)
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Baby-sitters club, The: Kristy and the snobs (graphic novel)
Kristy's mother got remarried and their family moved to the ritzy neighbourhood across town. The other members of the Baby-sitters Club think it's a good opportunity to get some new business, but the kids who live nearby aren't very friendly. They criticize Kristy's clothes and make fun of the BSC. And, worst of all, they laugh at Louie, Kristy's pet collie, who's getting old and not feeling well. These kids are total snobs but if anyone can put them in their place, it's the Baby-sitters Club!
ISBN 9781761122262
Series The baby-sitters club (graphic novels) series (10 of 7)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2021
Martin, Ann M & Epstein, Gabriela (ill)
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Baby-sitters club, The: Kristy's big day (graphic novel)
Kristy's mum is getting married, and Kristy is going to be a bridesmaid! The only problem? Fourteen kids are coming to town for the wedding. Kristy, Claudia, Mary Anne, Stacey, Dawn, and Mallory think they can handle it, but that's before they spend a week changing nappies, stopping arguments, solving mix-ups, and planning activities. It's the biggest job the Baby-Sitters Club has ever had, but they'll work together to make sure Kristy's big day is a success!
ISBN 9781338067613
Series The baby-sitters club (graphic novels) series (6 of 7)
Publisher Graphix, 2018
Topics / Graphic novels /
Martin, Ann M & Galligan, Gale (ill)
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Baby-sitters club, The: Kristy's great idea (graphic novel)
Kristy, Mary Anne, Claudia, and Stacey are best friends and founding members of The Baby-sitters Club. Whatever comes up - cranky toddlers, huge dogs, scary neighbours, prank calls - you can count on them to save the day. Baby-sitting isn't always easy, and neither is dealing with strict parents, new families, fashion emergencies, and mysterious secrets. But no matter what, the BSC have what they need most: friendship.
ISBN 9780545813860
Series The baby-sitters club (graphic novels) series (1 of 7)
Publisher Graphix, 2015
Topics / Graphic novels /
Martin, Ann M & Telgemeier, Raina (ill)
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Baby-sitters club, The: Logan likes Mary Anne (graphic novel)
It's the first day of a new school year, and while Mary Anne doesn't know what to expect from the eighth grade, she's looking forward to getting back into the swing of things. One thing she definitely doesn't expect is to meet Logan Bruno, who just moved to Stoneybrook! Logan has a dreamy southern accent, he's awfully cute... and he might be interested in joining the BSC. But the baby-sitters aren't sure if Logan would make a good club member, so they send him on a job with Mary Anne as a test. Logan and Mary Anne hit it off, but Mary Anne isn't sure of where their friendship could go. Life in the Baby-sitters Club has never been this complicated - or this fun!
ISBN 9781338304541
Series The baby-sitters club (graphic novels) series (8 of 7)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2020
Topics / Graphic novels /
Martin, Ann M & Galligan, Gale (ill)
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Baby-sitters club, The: Mary Anne saves the day (graphic novel)
When The Baby-sitters Club gets into a huge fight, Mary Anne is left to her own devices. She has to eat by herself in the school cafeteria, figure out how to make new friends, and deal with her overprotective father. But the worst happens when she finds herself in a baby-sitting emergency and can't turn to her friends for help. Will Mary Anne solve her problems and save The Baby-sitters Club from falling apart?
ISBN 9780545886215
Series The baby-sitters club (graphic novels) series (3 of 7)
Publisher Graphix, 2015
Topics / Graphic novels /
Martin, Ann M & Telgemeier, Raina (ill)
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Baby-sitters club, The: The truth about Stacey (graphic novel)
Poor Stacey. She just moved to a new town, is still coming to terms with her diabetes, and is facing baby-sitting problems left and right. Fortunately, Stacey has three new friends - Kristy, Claudia, and Mary Anne. Together they're the BSC - and they will deal with whatever's thrown their way... even if it's a rival baby-sitting club!
ISBN 9780545813891
Series The baby-sitters club (graphic novels) series (2 of 7)
Publisher Graphix, 2016
Topics / Graphic novels /
Martin, Ann M & Telgemeier, Raina (ill)
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Ball stars series
Any three titles read from this series can be included as official Challenge books; up to five more titles can be included as your personal choice books. To see the individual book titles and their PRC ID numbers, go to the Series lists on the Booklists page, on the website. Or, you can search for a series name or the individual titles by using the Search function on the top left hand corner of the screen.
Series Ball stars series (4 books)
Lawrence, David
No book cover.
3072
Ball stars: The bench warmers
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 (4 books)
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2017
Lawrence, David
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Balloon girls
Times are tough in the small town of Yallaroo where Ally Simpson has lived her whole life. The whole area is in drought and people are going broke or moving away. So when Ally hears about a competition to win the trip of a lifetime to visit the Smithsonian Museum in the USA, she knows she's got to do everything she can to try and win. Ally enlists her best friends Harmony and Ping to help her plan the most impressive experiment she can imagine: to send a video camera to the edge of space, and prove once and for all that the earth is round. At first, Ally is pretty sure she's got the whole competition stitched up. But then, as one disaster after another derails her plans, she begins to learn the importance of staying grounded even while she's aiming for the sky ...
ISBN 9781922330567
Publisher Text Publishing Co, 2021
Pitt, Darrell
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Becoming Brianna
Everyone knows how much brainy Bri likes the spotlight (not!). So why did she ever agree to something that forces her to learn a new language, give a speech, help organise a party, and juggle drama at school and home? As the big event inches closer, Bri wonders if it's all worth it...
ISBN 9780062894533
Series Emmie & friends series (4 of 4)
Publisher Balzer & Bray, 2020
Libenson, Terri
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21855
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
Any three titles read from this series can be included as official Challenge books; up to five more titles can be included as your personal choice books. To see the individual book titles and their PRC ID numbers, go to the Series lists on the Booklists page, on the website. Or, you can search for a series name or the individual titles by using the Search function on the top left hand corner of the screen.
Series Big Nate series (20 books)
Peirce, Lincoln
No book cover.
723924
Black brother, black brother
Sometimes, 12-year-old Donte wishes he were invisible. As one of the few black boys at Middlefield Prep, most of the students don't look like him. They don't like him either. Dubbing him "Black Brother," Donte's teachers and classmates make it clear they wish he were more like his lighter-skinned brother, Trey. When he's bullied and framed by the captain of the fencing team, "King" Alan, he's suspended from school and arrested for something he didn't do. Terrified, searching for a place where he belongs, Donte joins a local youth center and meets former Olympic fencer Arden Jones. With Arden's help, he begins training as a competitive fencer, setting his sights on taking down the fencing team captain, no matter what. As Donte hones his fencing skills and grows closer to achieving his goal, he learns the fight for justice is far from over. Now Donte must confront his bullies, racism, and the corrupt systems of power that led to his arrest.
ISBN 9780316493802
Publisher Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, 2020
Parker Rhodes, Jewell
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Blackbird fly
Apple is twelve and a bit of a social outcast at school. When she finds out she is on the list of the ugliest girls in her class, her world is shaken. Her so-called friends abandon her and music becomes her main escape. By escaping into music and with the help of the school music teacher, Apple finds her strength and some real, supportive friends along the way. For anyone who has ever felt like they just don't belong.
ISBN 9780062238627
Publisher HarperCollins Children's Books, 2016
Kelly, Erin Entrada
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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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Book that no one wanted to read, The
Have you ever thought about how it feels to be a book? To be left under a whiffy pant pile or shelved, forever collecting dust? To have your pages bent backwards or your spine BROKEN? What if you don't have a sparkly unicorn or dragon adorning your cover - who will pick you out of the bookshop then? This is the story of the sadly neglected Book That No One Wanted To Read - can its destiny change when it finally meets the right reader? Spoiler alert: yes.
ISBN 9781536222166
Publisher Walker Books, 2023
Ayoade, Richard & Freeman, Tor (ill)
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Boy at the back of the class, The
At the back of the class there was an empty chair, but then one day a new boy arrives. Everyone wants to know more about this boy. He disappears at break times, he speaks no English and he is really good at soccer. Alexa and her friends learn that Ahmet has a big problem so they set about trying to help. They devise a plan, but what happens when they try to follow through with the plan?
ISBN 9781510105010
Publisher Hachette Children's Books, 2018
Rauf, Onjali Q
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Brand new boy
The new boy is certainly strange. He is very polite and knows a lot of things in a very proper way. He is also amazing at soccer, but there is something odd about him. It could be the people who are always watching him and won't let him do things like eat chips. It could be that George just needs a chance to get away with the other kids and play if his minders only let him.
ISBN 9781406358087
Publisher Walker Books, 2020
Almond, David & Altes, Marta (ill)
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Brilliant ideas of Lily Green, The
Twelve-year-old Lily Green has brilliant ideas. She loves concocting unusual beauty products -- sure, they're often disasters, but every inventor has to start somewhere! And her family's salon seems like just the place. If only it still had customers... When Lily accidentally mixes up a string of wild and wonderful gloop from the mysterious plants in her neighbour's garden, she thinks she's struck gold. Her products work like magic, and she's sure they'll save the failing salon. But are Lily's creations as enchanting as they seem?
ISBN 9781760503659
Publisher Hardie Grant Egmont, 2019
Sibrerry, Lisa
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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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Callback, The
After a successful first competition, twelve-year-old Harper is eager to impress in Dance Starz. But not everyone is impressed with the new girl. Thanks to a chance conversation, Harper lands a part in the school musical to help polish her stage presence and make new friends but not all of the Dance Starz team are thrilled with her new distraction so close to their next big competition - especially since they are going up against their archrivals, The Belles. Can Harper figure out how to shine and find her balance, onstage and off?
ISBN 9781460753781
Series Maddie Ziegler Presents series (2 of 99)
Publisher HarperCollins Australia, 2018
Ziegler, Maddie
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Center of gravity
Tessa has always been anxious, but it's become worse since her mother died a few months ago. To calm herself down she cuts out photos of missing kids from milk cartons and keeps them in a file. It helps her feel like she's not alone. Her friends are drifting away. Then worst of all, Tessa's dad announces suddenly that he's getting married - and that his fiance is pregnant. His fiance's parents gift them a house at the beach, and Tessa must move. As Tessa navigates new friendships with a group of misfit boys and a new stepmother, she realizes she must let go of old friends and old habits if she wants to regain control of her life.
ISBN 9781250763075
Publisher MacMillan, 2021
Grimes, Shaunta
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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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Class full of lizards, A
It's the first day back at school and I've already got three questions: 1. When is my family's disgusting diet going to end? 2. How will I finish my group project on time? 3. Why is my best friend Alex suddenly not talking to me? If that's not bad enough, the classroom is overrun with lizards. At least things can't get worse, right?
ISBN 9781760877378
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2021
Hart, Alison
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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 (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 (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 (3 books)
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2015
Gemmell, N J
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Coco Banjo series
Any three titles read from this series can be included as official Challenge books; up to five more titles can be included as your personal choice books. To see the individual book titles and their PRC ID numbers, go to the Series lists on the Booklists page, on the website. Or, you can search for a series name or the individual titles by using the Search function on the top left hand corner of the screen.
Series Coco Banjo series (3 books)
Gemmell, N J
No book cover.
694059
Cookie and the most annoying boy in the world
Cookie's life is a disaster, her best friend is moving away and the most annoying boy in the world is buying her favourite kitten at the pet shop. And then he joins her class at school!! And then he moves in next door!! But their is a glimmer of hope and Cookies love of science is about to come in handy.....
ISBN 9781848128095
Publisher Piccadilly Press, 2019
Topics / STEM /
Huq, Connie
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Cool code, The
Zoey has been homeschooled her entire life. So when her parents announce it's time for her to attend the local school, she's terrified about how she'll cope. In an attempt to fit in, Zoey develops an app called the Cool Code with a cute llama avatar that will tell her everything from what to say to what to wear based on pop culture algorithms she's uploaded. But when the app gives her ridiculous advice, awkwardness and hilarity ensues. With a few upgrades and a bit of debugging from the coding club, the app actually works. Zoey becomes really popular... and gets her pulled in all kinds of directions, including away from her real friends.
ISBN 9780358549314
Publisher Clarion Books, 2022
Topics / Graphic novels /
Langeland, Dierdre & Mai, Sarah (ill)
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Corner park clubhouse: The secret life of Lola
When lifelong friends Lola, Belle, Maisie and Sophia reunite at their beloved Corner Park Clubhouse for the winter school holidays, Lola has a great idea: they'll enter the local drama competition! It's the perfect way to spend as much time together as possible, and there are prizes for best actor, director and sets. As an artist, Lola's determined her sets will win - but there's just one problem. She can't figure out what to paint, or even how to get started. And that's because of something that happened at her super sophisticated art school last term ... something Lola can't discuss with anyone. Not her bestie, Belle, who's brought her new friend Matilda home for the holidays. Not Maisie, who's always busy with gym. Not Sophia, who's focused on her secret crush. And not even her cool older sister, Tally, who's at a conference in New York. With no-one to turn to but herself, can Lola figure out how to get her creativity back - before it's too late?
ISBN 9781760504038
Publisher Hardie Grant Egmont, 2019
Bell, Davina
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1019824

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Countdown to yesterday
James' family is changing, and he doesn't like it. He wants to travel back in time and live in one of his favourite memories, but which one will he choose? How will he choose? And can his new friend Yan really build a time machine? What would you do if you had six memories to go back to? How would you choose?
ISBN 9781761340598
Publisher Penguin Random House Australia, 2024
Marr, Shirley
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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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Creature teacher: The final exam
The infamous, Most Wanted Goosebumps characters are out on the loose and they're coming after you! Catch them all, undead or alive! It doesn't take long for Tommy to find out he's in big trouble. His whole family is obsessed with winning and he's being sent off to a special camp to help make him into a "winner." When Tommy gets there, he sees that something isn't right. All of the kids are so competitive. It's almost like their lives depend on it. Can Tommy survive The Final Exam?
ISBN 9780545627733
Series Goosebumps series (99 books)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2013
Stine, R L
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David Beckham Academy series, The
Any three titles read from this series can be included as official Challenge books; up to five more titles can be included as your personal choice books. To see the individual book titles and their PRC ID numbers, go to the Series lists on the Booklists page, on the website. Or, you can search for a series name or the individual titles by using the Search function on the top left hand corner of the screen.
Series David Beckham Academy series, The (4 books)
The David Beckham Academy staff
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846267
Dear Greta
This was meant to be Alice's year to shine. But things are already going wrong. School. Friends. Family... Through her letters to Greta Thunberg, Alice finds herself opening up about her life..and starts to believe that she can make a difference - a big one.
ISBN 9781761043789
Publisher Penguin, 2022
Poshoglian, Yvette
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Dear Sweet Pea
Patricia is called Sweet Pea by everyone except for Daisy Mae, the eccentric old lady who lives in between Sweet Pea's two houses. When her parents decided to separate, Sweet Pea's mother thought it would be a great idea for her dad to move in two doors up and decorate her new bedroom at dad's exactly the same as the one she's always known and loved at home. It probably wasn't as great an idea as her mum thought. With the town gossiping about the reasons for her parents' divorce, a few too many misunderstandings with her best friend, and trying to succeed at the secret mission crazy old Flora Mae has given her, Sweet Pea might not be feeling too sweet at all.
ISBN 9780062977267
Publisher HarperCollins Australia, 2019
Murphy, Julie
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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 (10 books)
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2017
Emerson, Marcus & Lee, David (ill)
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Diary of a 6th grade ninja series
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Series Diary of a 6th grade ninja series (10 books)
Emerson, Marcus & Lee, David (ill)
No book cover.
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Diary of a 6th grade ninja: A game of chase
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 (10 books)
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2017
Emerson, Marcus & Lee, David (ill)
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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 (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 (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 (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 (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 (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 (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 (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 (10 books)
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2017
Emerson, Marcus & Lee, David (ill)
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Diary of a wimpy kid series
+++++Any three titles read from this series can be included as official Challenge books; up to five more titles can be included as your personal choice books. To see the individual book titles and their PRC ID numbers, go to the Series lists on the Booklists page, on the website. Or, you can search for a series name or the individual titles by using the Search function on the top left hand corner of the screen.
Series Diary of a wimpy kid series (15 books)
Kinney, Jeff
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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 15)
Publisher Penguin, 2007
Topics / Year 6 easy reads /
Kinney, Jeff
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Diary of a wimpy kid: cabin fever
Greg Heffley is in big trouble. School property has been damaged and Greg is the prime suspect. But, the crazy thing is, he's innocent. Or sort of. The authorities are closing in but, when a surprise blizzard hits, the Heffley family is trapped indoors. Greg knows that when the snow melts he's going to have to face the music, but he wonders if any punishment could be worse than being stuck inside with your family for the holidays.
ISBN 9780143306641
Series Diary of a wimpy kid series (6 of 15)
Publisher Penguin Books Australia, 2011
Topics / Year 6 easy reads /
Kinney, Jeff
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Diary of a wimpy kid: Diper Overlode
In Diper Overlode, book 17 of the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series, Greg Heffley is finding out that the road to fame and glory comes with some hard knocks. When he decides to tag along with his brother Rodrick's band, Loded Diper, Greg doesn't realize what he's getting into. But he soon learns that late nights, unpaid gigs, fighting between band members, and money troubles are all part of the rock'n'roll lifestyle. Can Greg help Diper Loded become the legends they think they are? Or will too much time with Rodrick's band be a Diper Overlode?
ISBN 9780143778417
Series Diary of a wimpy kid series (17 of 15)
Publisher Penguin, 2022
Kinney, Jeff
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Diary of a wimpy kid: dog days
It's summer holidays, the weather is great and all the kids are having fun outside. Greg Heffley is inside his house, with the shades drawn, playing video games. But, Greg's mother has a different vision for an ideal summer, one packed with outdoor activities and family togetherness.
ISBN 9780143304951
Series Diary of a wimpy kid series (4 of 15)
Publisher Puffin Australia, 2009
Topics / Year 6 easy reads /
Kinney, Jeff
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Diary of a wimpy kid: double down
The pressure is really piling up on Greg. His mum thinks video games are turning his brain to mush so she wants him to put down the controller and explore his creative side. As if that's not scary enough, Halloween is just around the corner and the frights are coming at Greg from every angle. When Greg discovers a bag of gummy worms, it sparks an idea. If he makes a movie, it might just get his mum off his back and also make him rich and famous in the process.
ISBN 9780143309338
Series Diary of a wimpy kid series (11 of 15)
Publisher Penguin, 2016
Kinney, Jeff
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Diary of a wimpy kid: No brainer
Up until now, middle school hasn't exactly been a joyride for Greg Heffley. So when the town threatens to close the crumbling building, he is not too broken up about it. But when Greg realises this means he is going to be sent to a different school to his best friend, Rowley Jefferson, he changes his tune. Can Greg and his classmates save their school before it is shuttered for good? Or is this the start of a whole new chapter for Greg?
ISBN 9780143778448
Series Diary of a wimpy kid series (18 of 15)
Publisher Penguin Books Australia, 2023
Kinney, Jeff
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Diary of a wimpy kid: old school
Life was better in the old days. Or I think it was. That's the question Greg Heffley is asking as his town voluntarily unplugs and goes electronics-free. But, Greg isn't cut out for an old-fashioned world. With tension building inside and outside the Heffley home, Greg wonders how he will survive.
ISBN 9781419717017
Series Diary of a wimpy kid series (10 of 15)
Publisher Puffin Australia, 2015
Kinney, Jeff
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Diary of a wimpy kid: Rodrick rules
As Greg Heffley enters the new school year, he is eager to put the past three months behind him, and one event in particular. Unfortunately, his older brother, Rodrick, knows all about the incident Greg wants to keep under wraps. But, secrets have a way of getting out, especially when a diary is involved.
ISBN 9780810994737
Series Diary of a wimpy kid series (2 of 15)
Publisher Penguin, 2008
Topics / Year 6 easy reads /
Kinney, Jeff
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Diary of a wimpy kid: the deep end
Greg Heffley and his family hit the road for a cross-country camping trip, ready for the adventure of a lifetime. But things take an unexpected turn, and they find themselves stranded at an RV park that's not exactly a summertime paradise. When the skies open up and the water starts to rise, the Heffleys wonder if they can save their vacation -- or if they're already in too deep.
ISBN 9780143796084
Series Diary of a wimpy kid series (15 of 15)
Publisher Penguin, 2020
Kinney, Jeff
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Diary of a wimpy kid: the last straw
Greg Heffley will never change his wimpy ways. Somebody just needs to explain that to Greg's father. Frank Heffley thinks he can get his son to toughen up and he enlists Greg in organised sports and other manly endeavours. Greg is able to sidestep his father's efforts to change him but, when his dad threatens to send him to military academy, Greg realises he's to shape up or get shipped out.
ISBN 9780143304555
Series Diary of a wimpy kid series (3 of 15)
Publisher Penguin Books Australia, 2009
Topics / Year 6 easy reads /
Kinney, Jeff
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Diary of a wimpy kid: the meltdown
When snow shuts down Greg Heffley's middle school, his neighborhood transforms into a wintry battlefield. Rival groups fight over territory, build massive snow forts, and stage epic snowball fights. And in the crosshairs are Greg and his trusty best friend, Rowley Jefferson. It's a fight for survival as Greg and Rowley navigate alliances, betrayals, and warring gangs in a neighborhood meltdown. When the snow clears, will Greg and Rowley emerge as heroes? Or will they even survive to see another day?
ISBN 9781419727436
Series Diary of a wimpy kid series (13 of 15)
Publisher Penguin, 2018
Kinney, Jeff
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Diary of a wimpy kid: the third wheel
A Valentine's Day dance at Greg's middle school has turned his world upside down. As Greg scrambles to find a date, he's worried he'll be left out in the cold on the big night. His best friend, Rowley, doesn't have any prospects either, but that's a small consolation. An unexpected twist gives Greg a partner for the dance and leaves Rowley the odd man out. But, a lot can happen in one night, and, in the end, you never know who's going to be lucky in love.
ISBN 9781419705847
Series Diary of a wimpy kid series (7 of 15)
Publisher Puffin Australia, 2012
Topics / Year 6 easy reads /
Kinney, Jeff
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Diary of a wimpy kid: the ugly truth
Although Greg is not a teenager quite yet, he feels as if he's hit his childhood expiration date and, when you're no longer a cute kid, nothing is as easy as it used to be.
ISBN 9780143304999
Series Diary of a wimpy kid series (5 of 15)
Publisher Penguin Books Australia, 2010
Topics / Year 6 easy reads /
Kinney, Jeff
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Diary of a wimpy kid: wrecking ball
An unexpected inheritance gives the Heffley family a chance to make major improvements to their home. But they soon find that construction isn't all it's cracked up to be. When things get rough, will the Heffleys be able to stay... or will they be forced to move?
ISBN 9780143796046
Series Diary of a wimpy kid series (14 of 15)
Publisher Penguin, 2019
Kinney, Jeff
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Diary of an awesome friendly kid: Rowley Jefferson's journal
Rowley's best friend Greg Heffley has been chronicling his middle-school years in thirteen Diary of a Wimpy Kid journals... and counting. But it's finally time for readers to hear directly from Rowley in a journal of his own. Rowley agrees to play the role of biographer for Greg along the way. (After all, one day Greg will be rich and famous, and everyone will want to know his life's story.) But Rowley is a poor choice for the job, and his "biography" of Greg is a hilarious mess.
ISBN 9781760892531
Series Diary of a wimpy kid series (15 books)
Publisher Penguin, 2019
Kinney, Jeff
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Diary of wimpy kid: Big Shot
In Big Shot, book 16 of the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series from #1 international bestselling author Jeff Kinney, Greg Heffley and sports just don't mix. After a disastrous field day competition at school, Greg decides that when it comes to his athletic career, he's officially retired. But after his mom urges him to give sports one more chance, he reluctantly agrees to sign up for basketball. Tryouts are a mess, and Greg is sure he won't make the cut. But he unexpectedly lands a spot on the worst team. As Greg and his new teammates start the season, their chances of winning even a single game look slim. But in sports, anything can happen. When everything is on the line and the ball is in Greg's hands, will he rise to the occasion? Or will he blow his big shot?
ISBN 9780143796114
Series Diary of a wimpy kid series (15 books)
Publisher Penguin, 2021
Kinney, Jeff
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Different sort of normal, A
The true story of one girl's journey growing up autistic, and the challenges she faced in the 'normal' world.
ISBN 9780241508794
Publisher Puffin Australia, 2021
Balfe, Abigail
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Dolls of hope
Chiyo Tamura is a young Japanese girl who is afraid of shaming her family through her impulsive actions. When her sister is chosen to marry a wealthy and important man, she is sent away from her simple country life to an exclusive boarding school for wealthy young girls, and is told to emulate the manners of the wealthiest of them all, Hoshi. But when Chiyo is invited to attend a special event that includes the arrival of the Friendship Dolls from America, she must face many personal challenges in order to protect the dolls from a jealous Hoshi but still retain the honour of herself and her family. A story that teaches the value of friendship and of being true to yourself, in a time where prejudice can cause division and strife.
ISBN 9781536200263
Series Friendship dolls series (2 of 3)
Publisher Candlewick Press, 2015
Parenteau, Shirley
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Dream riders: Frankie
Frankie's dream of owning a horse becomes more of a nightmare when it turns out to be a shaggy disobedient pony. Now she will never fit in with the girls in her new town, especially Violet. If only her new friend Shannon, the horse whisperer, can help her then all of her dreams may come true.
ISBN 9781760650513
Publisher Walker Books, 2019
Bloom, Laura & Blackadder, Jesse
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Drum roll please... it's Stevie Louise
Meet Stevie Louise. She is an entrepreneur (that's like a business person), an entertainer (obviously), and an extrovert on the inside (wait, is this a thing?). Stevie has a BRILLIANT PLAN. She's going to have fun, make money, and most importantly, make sure the Brooke Street kids stay best friends forever. Then a new neighbour arrives and threatens to derail all Stevie's plans. And then real disaster strikes. But the show must go on. After all, Stevie is a professional.
ISBN 9781760526412
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2021
Hennessy, Tanya & Hedstrom, Leigh (ill)
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Dummy meets the Mummy, The
A Goosebumps SlappyWorld story. After being put back to sleep and abandoned in an old museum, Slappy is brought to life by a curious girl on a school trip. Out for revenge, Slappy uses his powers to raise an army of creatures from the exhibits. But when the museum closes, Slappy and his new friends are locked inside with Arragatis, an ancient mummy with his own plan for revenge. It's dummy versus mummy as Slappy faces his most dangerous and frightening opponent yet! Can Slappy defeat this ancient adversary? Or will it be a wrap for this dummy?
ISBN 9781338223057
Series Goosebumps series (99 books)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2019
Stine, R L
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Dungeon Academy: No humans allowed!
Welcome to Dungeon Academy, where monsters and creatures train for the dark world that awaits just beyond the dungeon walls! But Zellidora "Zelli" Stormclash is a bit... different. She's the one thing monsters and creatures of the Forgotten Realms fear the most: Zelli is a human! Knowing she'll never be accepted, Zelli's parents disguise her as a minotaur in hopes she'll blend with the academy's monstrous surroundings. Zelli does her work, keeps to herself, and becomes "invisible" to everyone. While in History of Horrible Humans class, Zelli learns of the great human adventurer, Allidora Steelstrike, who oddly resembles her. Could Zelli also be a Steelstrike? Seeking answers to her true lineage, Zelli embarks on a dangerous adventure.
ISBN 9780063039124
Publisher HarperCollins Australia, 2021
Roux, Madeleine & Probert, Tim (ill)
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Dungeon Academy: Tourney of Terror
Something BIG has come knocking on the gates of Dungeon Academy! The undefeated Waterdeep Dragons have arrived for the Tourney of Terror games, which happens every fifty years and features every monster'ss favorite sport: Goreball! The Dungeon Academy Flumphs are outnumbered, outsized, and outmonstered! But our hero, Zelli Stormclash (a forbidden human, secretly disguised as a minotaur), is no stranger to impossible odds. Just a few weeks ago, Zelli and her crew, the Danger Club, came face-to-face with a maniacal necromancer and his army of undead! If this wasn't enough to raise scales Zelli's reoccurring nightmare of a dark entity annihilating her world may be more than just a bad dream. Something sinister is lurking in the halls of the academy, and only Zelli seems to notice. But when Zelli uncovers a dark past hidden beneath Dungeon Academy, she unlocks something that will concern everyone at school, every dragon at Waterdeep, and everything within the Forgotten Realms.
ISBN 9780063039148
Publisher HarperCollins Australia, 2021
Roux, Madeleine & Probert, Tim (ill)
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Egghead
Paddy is excited when his teacher announces a week-long experiment. He imagines an awesome experiment with interesting potions and eruptions. Too bad the experiment is not what it's cracked up to be.
ISBN 9781921150814
Series Lightning strikes series (19 books)
Publisher Walker Books, 2008
Scott, Clare
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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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El deafo
Going to school and making new friends can be tough. But going to school and making new friends while wearing a bulky hearing aid strapped to your chest? That requires superpowers! In this funny, poignant graphic novel memoir, author/illustrator Cece Bell chronicles her hearing loss at a young age and her subsequent experiences with the Phonic Ear, a very powerful - and very awkward - hearing aid.
ISBN 9781419712173
Publisher Harry N Abrams Inc, 2014
Bell, Cece
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617335
Elizabella and the great tuckshop takeover
It's the beginning of term for Elizabella and her gang, but instead of being a fresh start, it's a rotten one. The school is falling apart and misery sets in when a big corporation takes over the tuckshop, leaving poor Miss Duck out of a job. Meanwhile, there's a lice outbreak at Bilby Creek Primary and a competition to write the School Song. How will Elizabella deal with all of this? In true Elizabella style, of course!
ISBN 9781760650551
Series Elizabella series (2 of 4)
Publisher Walker Books, 2019
Norton Lodge, Zoe & Norton Lodge, Georgia (ill)
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Elizabella and the haunting of Lizard Lake
Excitement is in the air as Elizabella - poet, fixer of fairytales and the biggest prankster in the history of her school - heads off to camp with the rest of her class. But when Larry the Lizard learns she's headed to Lizard Lake he stows away in her suitcase, dreaming of discovering the other sentient lizards rumoured to be living there. Soon, Elizabella begins having strange dreams and wonders if Lizard Lake is haunted. Meanwhile back at Bilby Creek, Martin madly searches for Larry, eventually stumbling on another lizard who looks exactly like him. After discovering who is really haunting Lizard Lake, Larry and Elizabella return home to solve another mystery. Who is the imposter hanging out with Martin?
ISBN 9781760651855
Series Elizabella series (3 of 4)
Publisher Walker Books, 2020
Norton Lodge, Zoe & Norton Lodge, Georgia (ill)
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Elizabella breaks a leg
It's the end of the year and everything is changing at Bilby Creek. Elizabella and her gang are about to become seniors, cousin Isabeth comes to stay and Toddberry (or "Todd" as he insists on being called now) gets a girlfriend! Not to mention huge news from Minnie which could turn everything upside down. With all that going on, there may be just enough room for another Elizabella prank or two before the curtains close on Year Four... After an excursion to the theatre, Elizabella is determined to put on a play at school. And while Mr Gobblefrump agrees, he insists on a budget of exactly zero dollars. Can she pull it off? With a little help from her friends, you never know. Good luck, Elizabella - or "Break a leg" as they say!
ISBN 9781760652555
Series Elizabella series (4 of 4)
Publisher Walker Books, 2020
Norton Lodge, Zoe & Norton Lodge, Georgia (ill)
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Elizabella meets her match
Elizabella, ten and a quarter, is a poet, fixer of fairytales and the biggest prankster in the history of Bilby Creek Primary. And when her plans involve making a swimming pool in the playground without consulting a single teacher, the students are behind her every step of the way. But what happens when Minnie, an even bigger prankster, shows up? Can Bilby Creek handle them both? And more importantly, can they handle each other?
ISBN 9781760650544
Series Elizabella series (1 of 4)
Publisher Walker Books, 2018
Norton Lodge, Zoe & Norton Lodge, Georgia (ill)
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Elizabella series
Any three titles read from this series can be included as official Challenge books; up to five more titles can be included as your personal choice books. To see the individual book titles and their PRC ID numbers, go to the Series lists on the Booklists page, on the website. Or, you can search for a series name or the individual titles by using the Search function on the top left hand corner of the screen.
Series Elizabella series (4 books)
Norton Lodge, Zoe & Norton Lodge, Georgia (ill)
No book cover.
660712
Ella at Eden: New girl
Ella has started at her new high school, she is getting to know her new friends and enjoying the many things the school has to offer. Until things start to get complicated, she insults the school diva, hears a ghost in the dorm and items start to mysteriously disappear. Can Ella catch the thief and solve the mystery?
ISBN 9781743834930
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2020
Sieveking. Laura
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Ella at Eden: The secret journal
Ella has settled into Eden College. She loves her new friends and her school. When Ella accidentally uncovers a hidden diary her curiosity is sparked. She follows the clues and discovers there is more to Eden college than meets the eye.
ISBN 9781743834947
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2020
Sieveking, Laura
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Emmie & friends series
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Series Emmie & friends series (4 books)
Libenson, Terri
No book cover.
6283
Eric Vale - epic fail
Ever had a nickname? A rotten run of bad luck? A best friend who just looks on the bright side - even when the bright side looks black? Well, Eric Vale's got all three, and they're pushing him towards the epic-est of all epic fails!
ISBN 9781862919921
Series Eric Vale series (3 books)
Publisher Omnibus Books, 2012
Bauer, Michael Gerard & Bauer, Joe (ill)
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Eric Vale - off the rails
Principal Porter thinks Eric Vale has gone off the rails, but could there be an explanation for his behaviour, like mutant vampire zombie werewolf aliens stealing Eric's brain.
ISBN 9781862919945
Series Eric Vale series (3 of 3)
Publisher Omnibus Books, 2013
Bauer, Michael Gerard & Bauer, Joe (ill)
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Eric Vale - super male
It is superhero week at school and Eric Vale, superfail and writer of superhero comics, is in his element. But there are surprises in-store including a mutant orang-utan and the dreaded Oogily Boogily man.
ISBN 9781862919938
Series Eric Vale series (3 books)
Publisher Omnibus Books, 2013
Bauer, Michael Gerard & Bauer, Joe (ill)
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Eric Vale series
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Series Eric Vale series (3 books)
Bauer, Michael Gerard & Bauer, Joe (ill)
No book cover.
833005
Exit through the gift shop
Anahita Rosalind Ghorban-Galaszczuk (yes, that really is her name but you can call her Ana) is discovering that life is absurd. As if dying of cancer at the age of 12.5 isn't bad enough, she still has to endure daily insults from her nemesis, Alyssa (Queen Mean) Anderson. Ana's on a wild roller-coaster of life and death, kindness and cruelty, ordinary and extraordinary. And she's got a few things to do before she exits . . .
ISBN 9781760983512
Publisher Pan MacMillan, 2021
Master, Maryam
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Fantastic beasts and where to find them: Hogwarts library book
An approved textbook at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry since publication, Newt Scamander's masterpiece has entertained wizarding families through the generations. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is an indispensable introduction to the magical beasts of the Wizarding World. In this comprehensively updated edition, eagle-eyed readers will spot a number of new beasts and an intriguing new author's note. Scamander's years of travel and research have created a tome of unparalleled importance. Some of the beasts will be familiar to readers of the Harry Potter books - the Hippogriff, the Basilisk, the Hungarian Horntail ... Others will surprise even the most ardent amateur Magizoologist. Dip in to discover the curious habits of magical beasts across five continents.
ISBN 9781408880715
Series Harry Potter universe series (8 books)
Publisher Bloomsbury, 2018
Rowling, J K & Scamander, Newt & Tomic, Tomislav (ill)
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Figgy series
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Series Figgy series (3 books)
Janu, Tasmin
No book cover.
43460
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 (3 books)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2017
Janu, Tasmin
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579463
Fish in a tree
Ally is smart, but no one can see this. She's even been smart enough to fool most of the adults in her life so far. But when Mr Daniels arrives to teach her class, he sees through her bravado. Ally can't read and Mr Daniels can see this. But with his help, maybe Ally can beat the bullies and learn to trust those around her again.
ISBN 9780142426425
Publisher Puffin Australia, 2015
Mullaly Hunt, Lynda
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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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750945
Fly on the wall
Henry Khoo's family treats him like a baby. He's not allowed to go anywhere without his sister/chaperone/bodyguard. His (former) best friend knows to expect his family's mafia-style interrogation when Henry's actually allowed to hang out at her house. And he definitely CAN'T take a journey halfway around the world all by himself! But that's exactly his plan. After his family's annual trip to visit his father in Singapore is cancelled, Henry decides he doesn't want to be cooped up at home with his overprotective family and BFF turned NRFF (Not Really Friend Forever). Plus, he's hiding a your-life-is-over-if-you're-caught secret: he's the creator of an anonymous gossip cartoon, and he's on the verge of getting caught. Determined to prove his independence and avoid punishment for his crimes, Henry embarks on the greatest adventure everrr. . . hoping it won't turn into the greatest disaster ever.
ISBN 9781760652654
Publisher Walker Books, 2020
Lai, Remy
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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 dolls series
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Series Friendship dolls series (3 books)
Parenteau, Shirley
No book cover.
1245
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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51994
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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751010
Funny kid belly flop
Every kid wants to laugh, but Max is the boy who can make it happen. Max and Abby hardly ever agree on anything ... until now! They are both desperate to get out of this Friday's swimming carnival. Max is the funny kid, and there's a swimming carnival that needs cancelling! A sea-monster, the maths olympiad, spotty rashes, good twin vs bad twin and a swimming instructor named Chad are just some of the things in store for Max and his friends
ISBN 9780733340604
Series Funny kid series (8 of 10)
Publisher ABC Books, 2020
Stanton, Matt
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903347
Funny kid catastrophe
Every kid wants to laugh, but Max is the boy who can make it happen. He's also the boy who absolutely, definitely, does not under any circumstances want a cat. So why did Mum and Dad just bring one home? Max is the funny kid but now a cat is here to ruin his life! Cat bums, cat claws, ticklish cats, piano-playing cats, cats that will run away and cats that won't (oh, and a jealous Duck in a toilet jacuzzi) are just some of the things in store for Max and his friends in this Funny Kid adventure!
ISBN 9781460714218
Series Funny kid series (10 books)
Publisher HarperCollins Australia, 2022
Stanton, Matt
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4007
Funny kid for president
Max is the class clown always making everyone laugh. He is running for class president but has no special talents. As the election draws near, Max with the help of his friend Hugo, tries to run a fair and honest campaign. But there are scandals and sabotage. Max decides that being the funny kid may just help him win.
ISBN 9780733335976
Series Funny kid series (1 of 10)
Publisher HarperCollins Children's Books, 2017
Stanton, Matt
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11983
Funny kid get licked
With a canteen war, puppy smuggling and Redhill's first theme park to organise, it will need all of Max the Funny Kid's talents to solve this new adventure.
ISBN 9780733339479
Series Funny kid series (4 of 10)
Publisher ABC Books, 2018
Stanton, Matt
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660479
Funny kid kicks butt
Every kid wants to laugh, but Max is the boy who can make it happen. He's also the one who wants to play Captain Kickbutt in the superhero movie filming in town. He just has to get child-star Spencer Daniels (aka Famous Kid) out of the way first. Max is the funny kid ... and Famous Kid needs to go down. A bodyguard named The Fridge, the greatest school assembly prank ever, a jewellery store robbery and a real superhero called ThunderButt are just some of the things in store for Max and his friends in this brand-new Funny Kid adventure.
ISBN 9780733336027
Series Funny kid series (6 of 10)
Publisher HarperCollins Australia, 2019
Stanton, Matt
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Funny kid next level
Grab your gaming gear and laugh your head off with the super-popular Funny Kid series! Every kid wants to laugh, but Max is the boy who can make it happen. A new video game has thrown Redhill Middle School into chaos. Will Max get the screen time he needs to dominate? Max is the funny kid and he's trying to beat Redhill's mystery pro gamer! Toilet snoozes, student protests, parent-teacher nights that go horribly wrong and an epic courtroom battle against Max's baby sister are just some of the things in store for Max and his friends in this Funny Kid adventure.
ISBN 9780733340895
Series Funny kid series (10 books)
Publisher ABC Books, 2020
Stanton, Matt
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Funny Kid Peeking duck
Max and his friends take a road trip to Adventure Park to dare each other to ride The Tower of Dying Deathly Doom. But it may be Duck who is the bravest one of all.
ISBN 9780733340598
Series Funny kid series (7 of 10)
Publisher HarperCollins Australia, 2020
Stanton, Matt
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Funny kid prank ninjas
Every kid wants to laugh, but Max is the boy who can make it happen. These school holidays Redhill is in chaos as Max and his friends are locked in an epic prank battle ... with each other! Max is the funny kid and his pranking powers are being put to the test! A movie-theatre ninja, toilet turbulence, shopping-mall disasters, cling-film mazes and an unimaginable Kid-Free Zone are just some of the things in store for Max and his friends in this brand-new Funny Kid adventure.
ISBN 9780733340628
Series Funny kid series (10 books)
Publisher ABC Books, 2021
Stanton, Matt
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Funny kid prank wars
Every kid wants to laugh, but Max is the boy who can make it happen. As he and his classmates head off on a camping trip, the new boy, Tyson, decides to play some jokes of his own. Max is the funny kid...and now there's a prank war to be won! Monsters in the lake, smuggling ducks, dig-your-own toilets, capsizing canoes, absolutely not falling in love and beans that give you the runs are just some of the things in store for Max and his friends in this brand-new adventure.
ISBN 9780733335990
Series Funny kid series (3 of 10)
Publisher ABC Books, 2018
Stanton, Matt
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Funny kid series
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Series Funny kid series (10 books)
Stanton, Matt
No book cover.
640269
Funny kid slapstick
Every kid wants to laugh, but Max is the boy who can make it happen. Only now he's been forced to join the local ice-hockey team, and there's nothing funny about slipping over and getting a frozen bum. Or is there?
ISBN 9780733339486
Series Funny kid series (5 of 10)
Publisher ABC Books, 2019
Stanton, Matt
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653175
Girl geeks: Game on!
As well as being a skater, Niki is a huge gamer and plays with a team in an online eSports league. The other girl geeks don't know much about gaming but Niki's enthusiasm is contagious! When the country's biggest eSports event opens up a junior comp, Niki can't wait to play. She signs up and meets her online friends for the first time - they're all boys and are shocked to discover she's a girl! An unexpected event occurs, which sees Niki in danger of not being able to play in the tournament. Will her girl gang come to the rescue and turn this game from off to on?
ISBN 9780143795063
Publisher Penguin Random House Australia, 2019
Miles, Alex
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653173
Girl geeks: The hackathon
Hamsa's teacher has announced that their class will be doing their very own hackathon. A hack-a-what? thinks Hamsa. She doesn't know anything about tech or coding! Things get worse as Hamsa is split up from her best friends and put with Eve, the new girl, shy and studious Maggie and skateboarder Niki. Ugh - they're destined to fail! The girls need an idea - and fast. Can Hamsa and her team come up with the goods or will things fall apart as she plays it too cool for school?
ISBN 9780143795056
Publisher Penguin Random House Australia, 2019
Miles, Alex
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Goosebumps series
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Series Goosebumps series (99 books)
Stine, R L
No book cover.
164
Gowie Corby plays chicken
Gowie is not a chicken but spending the night at Cricklepit School, where ghosts are rumoured to roam, is a big dare to accept.
ISBN 9780140313222
Publisher Penguin, 1984
Kemp, Gene
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14399
Grace on the court
It was simple for Netball nerd Grace Parker and her best friends, Stella and Mia, at primary school, where back then her biggest problem was persuading her parents to buy her tickets to see Friday at Five, the world's hottest boy band. Unfortunately, high school is a new story. Grace's greatest rival on the court, Amber Burns, just made the same netball team as her. Her twin brother, Gus, is devastated he didn't make it into the top team. Tyler, her older brother, is ignoring her. And if that wasn't enough for a 13-year-old girl to handle, a popular dreamy boy is suddenly paying her a lot of attention...
ISBN 9781760640330
Publisher Piccolo Nero, 2018
Proud, Maddy
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Harry Potter universe series
Any three titles read from this series can be included as official Challenge books; up to five more titles can be included as your personal choice books. To see the individual book titles and their PRC ID numbers, go to the Series lists on the Booklists page, on the website. Or, you can search for a series name or the individual titles by using the Search function on the top left hand corner of the screen.
Series Harry Potter universe series (8 books)
Rowling, J K & Scamander, Newt & Tomic, Tomislav (ill)
No book cover.
751195
Hat-trick Teddy
Twelve-year-old Teddy is a footy star in the making. He plays rugby league at home on the farm. He plays for the Menangle Meerkats with his friends from school. But when a storm turns his team's playing fields into a mud-pit, Teddy is faced with the worst decision of his life: if he wants to keep playing, he will need to switch teams from the Meerkats to their arch rivals - the Camden Rams. But can a Meerkat really be a Ram? Based on James's own footy-playing childhood, Hat-Trick Teddy encourages kids to follow their dreams regardless of the obstacles in their way.
ISBN 9781760982911
Publisher Pan MacMillan, 2021
Tedesco, James
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79983
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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184
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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6815
Haunted school, The
He's hearing voices . . . from another world! Tommy Frazer's dad just got married. Now Tommy's got a new mom. And he's going to a new school -- Bell Valley Middle School. Tommy doesn't hate school. But it's hard making friends. And his new school is so big, it's easy to get lost. Which is exactly what happens. Tommy gets lost -- lost in a maze of empty classrooms. And that's when he hears the voices. Kids' voices crying for help. Voices coming from behind the classroom walls...
ISBN 9780439774758
Series Goosebumps series (99 books)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2005
Stine, R L
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567945
Hello, universe
Four students from the same school will discover they are stronger and incredible in their own ways. In the course of the day these four children and a guinea pig discover the magic of acceptance and friendship. Each have their faults and differences and frightening moments bring out the best in others too. A story of friendship and bullying.
ISBN 9780062877505
Publisher HarperCollins Australia, 2018
Kelly, Erin Entrada
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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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586583
Hooey Higgins and the awards of awesomeness
Why does Twig NEVER win an award? Why? WHY? Anyway, he doesn't. In school assembly everyone else (even Basbo) wins Mr Croft's Awards Certificates - Sarah-Jane Silverton has so many that her parents have actually built an extension to display them all. There's only one solution: Hooey and Will decide to invent their own AWARDS OF AWESOMENESS, strategically tailored to Twig's ... erm ... talents. But one mayhem football game and one Green "innovation" later, Twig is still tragically prizeless. Will he EVER be Awarded an Award, Awesome or otherwise?
ISBN 9781406334302
Series Hooey Higgins series (6 of 7)
Publisher Walker Books, 2013
Voake, Steve & Dodson, Emma (ill)
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Hooey Higgins series
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Series Hooey Higgins series (7 books)
Voake, Steve & Dodson, Emma (ill)
No book cover.
903315
House that wasn't there, The
As Oak and Alder start school together, they can't imagine ever becoming friends. But the two of them soon discover a series of connections between them -- mysterious, possibly even magical puzzles they can't put together. At least not without each other's help.
ISBN 9780062937070
Publisher HarperCollins Australia, 2022
Arnold, Elana K
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35596
How Lunchbox Jones saved me from robots, traitors and Missy the Cruel
Luke Abbott's school is the losing-est school in the history of losing. And that's just fine for him. He'd rather be at home playing video games and avoiding his older brother Rob and the Greatest Betrayal of All Time. But now he's being forced to join the robotics team, where surely he'll help uphold the school's losing streak. He'll also meet a colorful cast of characters, including: Mikayla, the girl who does everything with her toes; Jacob and Jacob, who aren't twins but might as well be; the sunflower seed-obsessed Stuart; and Missy the Cruel, Luke's innocent-looking bully since they were six-years-old. But it's an unlikely connection with a mysterious boy known only as "Lunchbox Jones" that will change Luke's life. Turns out, Luke and Lunchbox Jones have a lot more in common than just robots.
ISBN 9781681194417
Publisher Bloomsbury, 2015
Brown, Jennifer
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660538
How not to be popular
Maddie tries to be nice to everyone. Even weird, chicken-obsessed Tahlia. But she'd way prefer to hang out with the cool girls at school. The only problem is that they don't seem interested in her, at least not until Year 6 camp. That's when Maddie has a decision to make: how far will she go to be popular? Will she be able to live with the guilt when she finally has everything she's been hoping for?
ISBN 9781925563658
Publisher Wombat Books, 2019
Paterson, Cecily Anne
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200
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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I am Jack series
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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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588216
Into the jungle: Stories for Mowgli
This wise and witty companion to Rudyard Kipling's 1894 classic is likewise a series of connected stories about the man-cub Mowgli and his adventures among the animals in the Indian jungle. It includes all the original favourites like Baloo and Bagheera and gives female characters, like Mother Wolf, a more prominent role in Mowgli's upbringing. The timely theme of the possibility of understanding and empathy across species, cultures, and genders will resonate with contemporary readers.
ISBN 9781509822317
Publisher MacMillan, 2018
Rundell, Katherine & Williams, Kristjana S (ill)
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751222
Invisible Emmie
Crushes. Humiliation. Drama. Middle school. This is the story of two totally different girls - quiet, shy, artistic Emmie and popular, outgoing, athletic Katie - and how their lives unexpectedly intersect one day, when an embarrassing note falls into the wrong hands ...
ISBN 9780062484932
Series Emmie & friends series (1 of 4)
Publisher Balzer & Bray, 2017
Libenson, Terri
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947309
Jamie: A joyful story of friendship, bravery and acceptance
Jamie Rambeau is a happy 11-year-old non-binary kid who likes nothing better than hanging out with their two best friends Daisy and Ash. But when the trio find out that in Year Seven they will be separated into one school for boys and another for girls, their friendship suddenly seems at risk. And when Jamie realises no one has thought about where they are going to go, they decide to take matters into their own hands, and sort it all out once and for all. As the friends' efforts to raise awareness eventually become a rooftop protest against the binary rules for the local schools, Jamie realises that if they don't figure out a way forwards, they might be at risk of losing both their friends forever...
ISBN 9781510110922
Publisher Orion, 2023
Topics / Gender identity /
Lapinski, L. D.
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7048
Japarrika
Kay-Bell loves to play footy. All she wants to do on the field is make her family and the Tiwi people proud. But when Aunty B gets in the way of her dream of kicking goals for the Tiwi Warriors, Kay-Bell must enlist the help of her friends and brother on a wild journey ...Will she survive the water buffaloes, dugongs, crocodiles and stormy weather to make it to the big game?
ISBN 9780143790280
Publisher Indigenous Literacy Foundation, 2017
Tiwi College Alalinguwi Jarrakarlinga & Lawrence, David & Ware, Shelley
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Jedi Academy series
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Series Jedi Academy series (6 books)
Various
No book cover.
4233
Just call me Spaghetti-Hoop Boy
Adam Butters discovers that before he was adopted his name was Ace, and that is a great name for a superhero. This amusing, heart-warming and heart-breaking story tells how Adam tries to find his birth mother and show her how she could love a him as a superhero. Things never go as planned and Adam has his work cut out for him.
ISBN 9781474921305
Publisher Usborne Publishing Ltd, 2017
Topics / Year 6 easy reads /
Williamson, Lara
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686546
Just Jaime
The last day of seventh grade has Jaime and Maya wondering who their read friends are. Jaime knows something is off with her friend group. They've started to exclude her and make fun of the way she dressed and the things she likes. At least she can count on her BFF Maya ... right? Maya feels more and more annoyed with Jaime, who seems babyish compared to the other girls in their group. It's like she has nothing in common with Jai anymore. Are their days as BFFs numbered?
ISBN 9780062851062
Series Emmie & friends series (3 of 4)
Publisher HarperCollins US, 2019
Libenson, Terri
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Kensy and Max series
Any three titles read from this series can be included as official Challenge books; up to five more titles can be included as your personal choice books. To see the individual book titles and their PRC ID numbers, go to the Series lists on the Booklists page, on the website. Or, you can search for a series name or the individual titles by using the Search function on the top left hand corner of the screen.
Series Kensy and Max series (9 books)
Harvey, Jacqueline
No book cover.
5833
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
Series Kensy and Max series (1 of 9)
Publisher Penguin Random House Australia, 2018
Harvey, Jacqueline
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660602
Kensy and Max: Freefall
Back at Alexandria with their friend Curtis Pepper visiting, Kensy and Max are enjoying the school break. Especially when Granny Cordelia surprises them with a trip to America! It's meant to be a family vacation but the twins soon realise there's more to this holiday than meets the eye - the chase for Dash Chalmers is on!
ISBN 9780143796985
Series Kensy and Max series (5 of 9)
Publisher Penguin Random House Australia, 2020
Harvey, Jacqueline
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592258
Kensy and Max: Undercover
How do you keep your head in the game when someone wants you gone? When those dearest to you are far away and the future is so uncertain...Kensy and Max are back in London for no time at all before things begin to heat up - quite literally. As a result, Granny Cordelia ships them off to Australia on an undercover mission. The twins find themselves planted in a posh Sydney school where first appearances prove to be deceiving. What seems like a straightforward assignment turns into something so much bigger. Kensy and Max must employ all their spy skills - the fate of their parents, and who they've been searching for, depends on it.
ISBN 9780143791904
Series Kensy and Max series (3 of 9)
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2019
Harvey, Jacqueline
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24757
Kindness club, The: Chloe on the bright side
Chloe Silver is good at looking at the bright side. But staying positive has been difficult since her parents divorced and she had to start at a new school. When Chloe is given the chance to try out for the exclusive It Girls Club, things are finally looking up again. Then Chloe is assigned a science project with offbeat Lucy Tanaka and brainy Theo Barnes. Together they create an experiment that tests how people react to different acts of kindness, officially forming the Kindness Club. Lucy and Theo are fun to be around, and their new club means a lot to Chloe. But the It Girls don't want to share Chloe with anyone else. Can she find a way to be kind to all of her friends, and still stay true to herself?
ISBN 9781681195315
Publisher Bloomsbury, 2017
Sheinmel, Courtney
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Kingdoms and Empires series
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Series Kingdoms and Empires series (3 books)
Moriarty, Jaclyn & Canby, Kelly (ill)
No book cover.
2287
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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5461
Little lunch: Triple the games
This is what happened during Little Lunch: Tamara tried to find a new walking buddy for the school walkathon, Rory decided he was going to be Prime Minster of the whole country and the girls got into a big noisy argument and wound up locked inside the toilets. A lot can happen in fifteen minutes!
ISBN 9781760650278
Publisher Walker Books, 2018
Katz, Danny & Vane, Mitch (ill)
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Little wave, The
When a country class from remote Mullin have the opportunity to visit Manly beach, three very different outsiders discover themselves and each other. Noah, Lottie and Jack have to learn to value themselves, as they confront bullies, grief, mental illness, and poverty. This trip to the beach could be the beginning of beautiful friendships.
ISBN 9780702260476
Publisher University of Queensland Press, 2019
Harry, Pip
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648959
Little Witch: Plots & Potions
When Courney learns she is off to school camp she is far from impressed. Hiking, rock climbing and white-water rafting are not her usual go to activities. When Courtney discovers the devious plans of some people at camp she must use some powerful potions and spells to rescue those in danger.
ISBN 9781925675252
Publisher Big Sky Publishing, 2018
Darlison, Aleesah
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774429
Living the confidence code
The inspiring true stories in this book, prove that no matter who you are or how old you are, nothing is out of reach when you decide to try. Reading each story motivates you to turn your thoughts into action: your dreams into reality. The best way to understand confidence and learn how to harness its secret powers is to see it in action for yourself. From Bali to Brazil, South Africa to Seattle, Australia to Afghanistan, these girls are pursuing their passions, struggling and stumbling, but along the way figuring out how to build their own special brand of confidence. The girls you meet in this book are change makers. We can all learn from their bravery and resilience.
ISBN 9780062954114
Publisher HarperCollins Children's Books, 2021
Kay, Katty & Shipman, Claire & Riley, Jillellyn
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5795
Long class goodnight, The
Justin Monaghetti is destined to be a loser. His new school is terrifying. His only friend wants to run away forever and he's just been given detention for something he didn't do. Justin isn't going to accept his fate without a fight. to survive his first day of high school, he'll need a few tricks, a bit of luck and an ingenious plan to mess with the rules.
ISBN 9781760409531
Publisher Bonnier Publishing Australia, 2018
J, Sammy
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Look both ways: a tale told in ten blocks
This story was going to begin like all the best stories. With a school bus falling from the sky. But no one saw it happen. They were all too busy. Talking about boogers. Stealing pocket change. Skateboarding. Wiping out. Braving up. Executing complicated handshakes. Planning an escape. Making jokes. Lotioning up. Finding comfort. But mostly, too busy walking home. Jason Reynolds conjures ten tales (one per block) about what happens after the dismissal bell rings, and brilliantly weaves them into one wickedly funny, piercingly poignant look at the detours we face on the walk home, and in life.
ISBN 9781481438292
Publisher Atheneum books, 2020
Reynolds, Jason
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633372
Maddie in the middle
Maddie Lee is in year six. Her best and oldest friend Katy is busy with school duties and music and scholarship plans, and Maddie feels lost and lonely. Then a new girl starts at school. Maddie wants more than anything to become friends with her. And she does. But Samara's friendship comes at a high price, with consequences Maddie could never have imagined.
ISBN 9781925815931
Publisher Fremantle Press, 2019
Lawrinson, Julia
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Maddie Ziegler Presents series
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Series Maddie Ziegler Presents series (99 books)
Ziegler, Maddie
No book cover.
593267
Mammoth mistake starring Olive Black
Meet Olive Black... ten year old superstar. Her latest movie, Mammoth Mistake, has just been released and she is riding the rollercoaster of fame and school. When she gets caught up with the biggest bully in showbiz, everything goes pear-shaped. Olive can't understand how her relationship with her best friend could go so wrong or why she can't fix things just like in the movies.
ISBN 9781925475548
Publisher Affirm Press, 2017
Miles, Alex & Guesne, Maude (ill)
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7799
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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885158
Marvellers, The
'Eleven-year-old Ella Durand is the first Conjuror to attend the Arcanum Training Institute, a magic school in the clouds where Marvellers from around the world practice their cultural arts, like brewing Indian spice elixirs and bartering with pesky Irish pixies. Despite her excitement, Ella discovers that being the first isn't easy - some Marvellers mistrust her magic, which they deem "bad and unnatural." But eventually, she finds friends in elixirs teacher, Masterji Thakur, and fellow misfits Brigit, a girl who hates magic, and Jason, a boy with a fondness for magical creatures. When a dangerous criminal known as the Ace of Anarchy escapes prison, supposedly with a Conjuror's aid, tensions grow in the Marvellian world and Ella becomes the target of suspicion. With the help of her friends and her own growing powers, Ella must find a way to clear her family's name and track down her mentor before it's too late.
ISBN 9781460762882
Publisher Henry Holt & Co, 2022
Clayton, Dhonielle
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10455
Mascot madness
The school athletic coach may be an ex-Olympian and have cutting edge training techniques but he seems to be on the other side. Mr Brainfright's methods may be unorthodox but can they prove to be effective enough to help Henry and his friends finally win the cup for their school. Then again, they just might be hopeless and, unfortunately, too much time in the banana costume seems to be playing with Mr Brainfright's head.
ISBN 9780330424868
Series Schooling around series (3 of 4)
Publisher Pan MacMillan, 2009
Griffiths, Andy
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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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Michaela Mason's big list of camp worries
A heartwarming story about a year 5 student who suffers from major anxieties. She is about to embark on the stage 3 camp of a lifetime but could think of nothing worse. She has created a BIG LIST of all the reasons why she should not attend. If that isn't enough, there is a drought in their hometown and Michaela is desperately encouraging everyone to save water. What if it never rains again? What if the town runs out of water and they won't be able to shower or wash their hands anymore? What if there are spiders at camp? What if an escaped prisoner breaks into camp? There are so many what ifs in life - how is Michaela Mason ever going to relax and enjoy life? Making lists is one way to help Michaela deal with so many challenges.
ISBN 9781743838761
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2021
Moses, Alexa
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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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Misfits
Devinaria dreams of becoming the best creature caretaker in the kingdom of Enchantasia. She can communicate with animals and they already seek her out for help. There is one problem: Devin is twelfth in line for the throne and her invitation to go to the Royal Academy has just arrived, but Devin isn't interested. She really doesn't want to be there, but she has special gifts and is even taken to school in a pumpkin carriage. Will she get along with her roommates? Will she wear her velvet gown? Most importantly, will she follow the rules or search deeper into the mysteries of the Royal Academy?
ISBN 9781492651284
Publisher Sourcebooks Inc, 2018
Calonita, Jen
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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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Most marvellous spelling bee mystery, The
India Wimple won the Stupendously Spectacular Spelling Bee and is now invited to London for an international spelling showdown. The town of Yungabilla join forces to help her and her family travel to London. India and her family are invited to Buckingham Palace and she meets old friends and new spellers. When some mysterious incidents threaten to jeopardise the finals, the group sets out to discover who is involved and why.
ISBN 9780143786689
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2017
Abela, Deborah
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659105
Most ungrateful girl in the world, The
Izzy Winkle has to learn to be rude, really rude. It's the only way she can win the Most Ungrateful girl in the world competition and save the world. Sounds easy, but Izzy's grandmother teaches manners, and insists children use them. Will Izzy be able to break the habits her Grandmother has taught her?
ISBN 9780143793670
Publisher Penguin, 2019
James, Petra & Zabel, Anna (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
Series Mr Bambuckle's remarkables series (1 of 5)
Publisher Penguin Random House Australia, 2017
Harris, Tim & Hart, James (ill)
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Mr Bambuckle's remarkables fight back
I wish Mr Bambuckle would come back. Who will cook us breakfast now? Miss Frost gave me detention just for answering a question. Mr Bambuckle said I'm about to discover magic - but how? There are some pretty strange things going on. It's almost as if Mr Bambuckle could hear us...Miss Frost says discipline is the new order, but not if the class in room 12B has anything to do with it...
ISBN 9780143785873
Series Mr Bambuckle's remarkables series (2 of 5)
Publisher Penguin Random House Australia, 2018
Harris, Tim & Hart, James (ill)
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Mr Bambuckle's remarkables go wild
Meet your new assistant principal- Miss Frost! Uh-oh, that's not good. At least we're away on camp. Mr Bambuckle lets us eat marshmallows before dinner! Is that a spark-maker beetle? Shh! What was that noise? The class in room 12B are having fun in the wilderness. Until Miss Frost crashes camp...
ISBN 9780143789024
Series Mr Bambuckle's remarkables series (3 of 5)
Publisher Penguin Random House Australia, 2018
Harris, Tim & Hart, James (ill)
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Mr Bambuckle's remarkables join forces
Principal Sternblast is up to his old tricks. But what is he plotting this time? We need to find out before it's too late. Can the new students help? Was that a croak I heard from behind the canteen? Yes, but what does that have to do with anything...? Mr Bambuckle and the class in room 12B welcome four new students following the closure of the local grammar school. Will they all join forces in time to save Blue Valley School?
ISBN 9781761044557
Series Mr Bambuckle's remarkables series (5 of 5)
Publisher Penguin Random House Australia, 2022
Harris, Tim & Hart, James (ill)
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Mr Bambuckle's remarkables on the lookout
Australia's favourite teacher is back- but has Mr Bambuckle met his greatest challenge yet Vex is gone! We have to find him. But how? He could be anywhere. We'll have to track him down. That's impossible. Not if we work together! Mr Bambuckle and the class in room 12B are in trouble. Can they find Vex before it's too late?
ISBN 9780143793144
Series Mr Bambuckle's remarkables series (4 of 5)
Publisher Penguin Random House Australia, 2019
Harris, Tim & Hart, James (ill)
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Mr Bambuckle's remarkables series
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Series Mr Bambuckle's remarkables series (5 books)
Harris, Tim & Hart, James (ill)
No book cover.
33130
My contemporary art book
Meet some of today's leading artists and designers from different parts of the world. Read their stories, find out what inspires them and discover the ideas behind their works of art. Each artist has included an art activity for kids to make at school or at home.
ISBN 9781925432466
Publisher National Gallery of Victoria, 2017
Topics / Biography /
Ryan, Kate & Bennett, Cally (ill)
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7047
Mystery at Manyallaluk
When all the pawpaws go missing from a pawpaw tree in the school garden, and then all the bananas from the banana trees too, each student at Manyallaluk School has a theory. It has to be the crows! Or could it be wild pigs? Or even an emu? Who or what is stealing fruit from their beautiful garden? How will the mystery be solved?
ISBN 9780992478063
Publisher Indigenous Literacy Foundation, 2015
Manyallaluk School
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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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579246
Natural born loser
Raymond goes to Barryjong Primary School and he is a follower. He knows that people think his school is rubbish and he knows they have a bullying problem. But he doesn't think he can fix it. Then the school gets another new Principal. They never last long... but this one is different. And when he announces his plan to have prefects and improve the school's reputation, Raymond decides to take a chance on maybe moving from Loser to Leader.
ISBN 9780143505730
Publisher Penguin, 2018
Phommavanh, Oliver
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677623
Never lose hope: The story of Australia's first school
John, a convict child, is transported to the penal colony of NSW. Starving and alone, he is taken in by Australia's first schoolteacher, Isabella Rosson. In her simple classroom, John learns to read and write. He never forgets Isabella's lessons, the power of words and the hope for a brighter future.
ISBN 9780734416797
Publisher Hachette Children's Books, 2018
Wilson, Mark
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660624
New kid
As he makes the daily trip from his Washington Heights apartment to the upscale Riverdale Academy Day School, Jordan soon finds himself torn between two worlds -- and not really fitting into either one. Can Jordan learn to navigate his new school culture while keeping his neighbourhood friends and staying true to himself?
ISBN 9780062691194
Publisher HarperCollins Children's Books, 2019
Topics / Graphic novels /
Craft, Jerry
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7007
Night of the puppet people
Ben and Jenny Renfro are terrified of puppets and they don't know why. It's just been a fear that the twins have shared for as long as they can remember. Yes, they are creeped out by all kinds of puppets, but especially marionettes. Something about all of those wires is extra scary. The twins are determined to defeat their class rivals by winning their school's talent contest. And that means doing whatever it takes. Even if they have to surround themselves by the thing they hate most--puppets! But there is more to these guys than just string and glue. Something evil is hanging around. Will Ben and Jenny be able to take control?
ISBN 9780545627757
Series Goosebumps series (99 books)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2016
Stine, R L
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OCDaniel
Daniel is the back-up punter for the Erie Hills Elephants. Which really means he's the water boy. He spends football practice perfectly arranging water cups-and hoping no one notices his strange habits-he calls them Zaps: avoiding writing the number four, for example, or flipping a light switch on and off dozens of times over. He hopes no one notices that he's crazy, especially his best friend Max, and Raya, the prettiest girl in school. His life gets weirder when another girl at school, unkindly nicknamed Psycho Sara, notices him for the first time. She doesn't just notice him: she seems to peer through him. Then Daniel gets a note: "I need your help," it says, signed, Fellow Star Child-whatever that means. And suddenly Daniel, a total no one at school, is swept up in a mystery that might change everything for him. With great voice and grand adventure, this book is about feeling different and finding those who understand.
ISBN 9781481455329
Publisher Simon & Schuster, 2016
King, Wesley
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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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885149
Offline diaries, The: As told by Ade and Shanice
Ade is about to start at a new school. She is not happy with her stepdad for making them move. Shanice has been at the school for a year already. Since her mum died, she has been living with her dad and annoying older brother, spending most of her time outside school in her dad's hair salon. When Ade and Shanice meet in the salon, an instant friendship is formed. They start to chat online but offline is a whole other story. A universal story of friendship, falling out and unforgettable characters.
ISBN 9780008444785
Publisher HarperCollins Australia, 2022
Adegoke, Yomi & Uviebinene, Elizabeth & Andrews, Tequita (ill) & Burton, Ruthie (ill)
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10623
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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25711
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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39206
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 & Masciullo, Lucia (ill)
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Olive of Groves series
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Series Olive of Groves series (3 books)
Various
No book cover.
35568
Opposite Land
Welcome to Opposite Land - where socks wear feet, broccoli is meat, behind is ahead, and people poop from their head! After the worst day ever, Steve discovers a strange book written upside down and back to front. That night, when its words become mysteriously clear and Steve begins to read them, she's transported to the topsy-turvy world in the book - Opposite Land. In this extraordinarily peculiar place, roads float in mid-air, people live in giant snail shells and monsters are made of pasta!
ISBN 9780143780816
Publisher Penguin Random House Australia, 2017
Hamlyn, Charlotte Rose
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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.
660426
Paddy T. and the time-travelling trampoline
A trampoline portal into the future, a magic pencil that can write stories by itself, a trip down a hill that ends up being the holiday of a lifetime. Only the weird and wonderful can happen to Paddy T. in these seven wild action adventures.
ISBN 9781760523763
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2019
France, Adam & Zainal, Zahra (ill)
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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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Penny draws a best friend
Fifth grader and budding artist Penny Lowry has a multitude of worries - why does the cubby room always smell of farts? Why is my mum suddently acting like she has a secret? And why has my best friend ditched me for the most popular (and meanest) girl in school? Penny chronicles these and other questions in a journal she writes to her dog, Cosmo. Find out how Penny deals with her worries because there's a lot to be worried about in fifth grade, and even more to laugh about!
ISBN 9781922790248
Publisher Text Publishing Co, 2023
Shepard, Sara
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1019790

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Penny draws a school play
Penny Lowry is back with more worries and more challenges - what if I don't want a part in the school play? Why do we have to move to a new house? Why does everything keep changing? It's scary moving to a new house, especially one with a strange new neighbour and a bedroom with weird creaky sounds. Even scarier is the school play where everyone has to have a part - even Penny! Change is hard, but lucky for Penny, she has Cosmo the dog and good friends by her side.
ISBN 9781922790408
Publisher Text Publishing Co, 2023
Shepard, Sara
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660603
Peski kids, The: Near extinction
The annual geography excursion was supposed to be educational, but with The Peski Kids on board it soon turns into chaos. April tries to smash her way out of a moving bus, Fin gets his head bitten by a dinosaur, Joe finds himself carrying around a beautiful girl with two fake sprained ankles and Loretta gets over enthusiastic with a butane torch. That's all before the criminals turn up and hijack the school bus. The Peski Kids are going to be in so much trouble . . . if they make it back to Currawong alive.
ISBN 9780143796367
Series The Peski kids series (4 of 3)
Publisher Puffin Australia, 2020
Spratt, R.A.
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Peski kids, The: The mystery of the squashed cockroach
Life is hard enough without having to spend time with your siblings. But there is no other way for Joe, Fin and April Peski to solve the mystery of the cockroach catastrophes that is rocking their new home town of Currawong. Along with Loretta, their stunningly beautiful yet sociopathic next-door neighbour, and Pumpkin, the world;s worst trained dog, they set out to catch the culprit. Together they are The Peski Kids.
ISBN 9780143788812
Series The Peski kids series (1 of 3)
Publisher Penguin, 2018
Spratt, R.A.
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Pie in the sky
When Jingwen moves to a new country, he feels like he's landed on Mars. School is torture, making friends is impossible since he doesn't speak English, and he's often stuck looking after his (extremely irritating) little brother, Yanghao. To distract himself from the loneliness, Jingwen daydreams about making all the cakes on the menu of Pie in the Sky, the bakery his father had planned to open before he unexpectedly passed away. The only problem is his mother has laid down one major rule: the brothers are not to use the oven while she's at work. As Jingwen and Yanghao bake elaborate cakes, they'll have to cook up elaborate excuses to keep the cake making a secret from Mama.
ISBN 9781760651626
Publisher Walker Books Australia Pty Ltd, 2019
Lai, Remy
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Pippa's Island series
Any three titles read from this series can be included as official Challenge books; up to five more titles can be included as your personal choice books. To see the individual book titles and their PRC ID numbers, go to the Series lists on the Booklists page, on the website. Or, you can search for a series name or the individual titles by using the Search function on the top left hand corner of the screen.
Series Pippa's Island series (5 books)
Murrell, Belinda
No book cover.
587851
Pippa's Island: Camp Castaway
The students in class 5M are heading off to school camp. Pippa has never been away on camp before, at least not to a deserted tropical island! The Sassy Sisters look forward to five blissful days together exploring Shipwreck Island's beaches and lagoon. But when the teams get regrouped, Pippa has to learn to cooperate with Olivia and the other girls. Mrs Marshall promised challenges and adventure, but she forgot to mention the pranks. After one too many of the boys' tricks, the girls decide to take their revenge. Will class 5M survive Camp Castaway?
ISBN 9780143783725
Series Pippa's Island series (4 of 5)
Publisher Penguin Books Australia, 2019
Murrell, Belinda
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Pippa's Island: Cub reporters
Pippa is settling in to her island home- she's even learning to surf. School is abuzz when Mrs Neill announces the launch of a new student newspaper. But how will Pippa, Meg, Charlie and Cici decide what to write about when the four friends have such different interests? A fashion photo shoot could be fun- if it weren't for bad weather, a naughty puppy and other disasters. Just when things couldn't get any worse, the cub reporters get a news scoop that could bring the whole town together at the Beach Shack Cafe. Cupcakes for everyone! Whose story will make the front page?
ISBN 9780143783688
Series Pippa's Island series (2 of 5)
Publisher Penguin, 2017
Murrell, Belinda
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Pippa's Island: Kira dreaming
Kira Cove Public School is hosting a talent quest. Cici, Meg and Charlie couldn't be more excited to perform, but Pippa gets butterflies at the thought of singing on stage. After a disastrous audition the girls get a second chance, but can Pippa find a way to smash her stage fright before the VIP concert? Meanwhile, at the Beach Shack Cafe a mysterious visitor is causing havoc when backs are turned. When Pippa finds a clue, she is determined to track down the mischievous cafe thief. Will Pippa sing with the Sassy Sisters?
ISBN 9780143783701
Series Pippa's Island series (3 of 5)
Publisher Penguin Books Australia, 2018
Murrell, Belinda
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Pippa's Island: Puppy pandemonium
Life can be hard when you're crammed into a tiny caravan with your noisy family. Pippa's looking forward to moving into their new home above the Beach Shack Cafe, but it's taking forever! Money is tight, too, and Pippa has her eye on a gorgeous new swimming costume. Luckily, Pippa has her Sassy Sisters to help. Together they come up with a plan to make some cash: Pippa's Perfect Pooch Pampering! Before long, Pippa has her hands full with adorable but pesky pups. What could possibly go wrong?
ISBN 9780143793267
Series Pippa's Island series (5 of 5)
Publisher Penguin, 2018
Murrell, Belinda
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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
Series Pippa's Island series (1 of 5)
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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Positively Izzy
Izzy is the dreamer. She loves acting and making up funny stories. The downside? She can't quite focus on schoolwork. Bri is the brain. But she wants people to see there's more to her than just straight As. The girls' lives converge in unexpected ways on the day of the school talent show, which turns out ot be even more dramatic than either Bri or Izzy could have imagined.
ISBN 9780062484963
Series Emmie & friends series (2 of 4)
Publisher HarperCollins US, 2018
Libenson, Terri
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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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26143
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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618391
Real friends
Following little Shannon's life from kindergarten through fifth grade, Real Friends captures the emotional roller coaster ride of friendship, from navigating the tricky waters of cliques and bullies to her never-ending struggle to stay in "The Group". Shannon's honest and heartfelt story reminds us of how hard it was to learn what real friends are - and why finding them is worth the journey.
ISBN 9781626727854
Publisher Papercutz, 2017
Topics / Graphic novels /
Hale, Shannon & LeUyen, Pham (ill)
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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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Remarkably Ruby
Pride. Popularity . . . Poetry Middle school. Ruby and Mia are total opposites: Ruby is a little awkward, not a "joiner," and loves to write poetry. While Mia is type A, popular(ish), and wants to be class prez. They used to be friends. But now they have nothing in common anymore. . . . Or do they?
ISBN 9780063139190
Series Emmie & friends series (4 books)
Publisher HarperCollins US, 2022
Libenson, Terri
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Rick
Rick is starting high school and is meeting new kids who we would like to get to know better, but his best friend from primary school, Jeff, is much less kind to people who are different than him. Rick is lucky to have people in his life who he can speak openly and honestly with about the questions he is having about himself as a young man, and about the importance of being true to what you know is right.
ISBN 9781338048100
Publisher Scholastic US, 2020
Gino, Alex
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Rise of the Isle of the Lost
The Descendants are back again. Auradon is celebrating the annual Seaside Festival, but something goes wrong. King Titans trident has gone missing - through the magical barrier to the Isle of the Lost, where villains are kept in and magic is kept out. Once the rumour spreads, that a magical object is missing, everyone on the Isle of the Lost wants to get their hands on it, especially Uma, Mal's rival since childhood. The future of Auradon is in her hands. Will Mal and the others be able to save the trident before it falls into the wrong hands?
ISBN 9781742995861
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2018
De La Cruz, Melissa
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886014

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Rise of the School for Good and Evil
Together, they watch over the Endless Woods. Together, they choose the students for the School for Good and Evil. Together, they train them, teach them, prepare them for their fate. Then, something happens. Something that will change everything and everyone. Who will survive? Who will rule the school? The journey starts here. With magic, surprises and daring deeds at every turn, courage and loyalty will be put to the test, only to lead you to the very beginning of the adventures that are The School for Good and Evil.
ISBN 9780008508029
Publisher HarperCollins Australia, 2022
Chainani, Soman
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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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Rowley Jefferson's awesome friendly spooky stories
Grab a flashlight, crawl under the covers, and dive into the twisted, unexpectedly hilarious world of Rowley Jefferson's imagination. You'll meet zombies, vampires, ghosts, and much more in these comically terrifying tales. Rowley's spooky stories might leave you laughing, but beware - you could end up sleeping with the lights on!
ISBN 9781761043956
Series Diary of a wimpy kid series (15 books)
Publisher Penguin, 2021
Kinney, Jeff
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Roxy Ran series
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Series Roxy Ran series (3 books)
Hall, Tiffiny
No book cover.
35578
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 (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 (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 (4 books)
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2047
Sieveking, Laura
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43969
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 (4 books)
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2017
Sieveking, Laura
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Scarlet and Ivy series
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Series Scarlet and Ivy series (6 books)
Cleverly, Sophie
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622054
Scarlet and Ivy: The curse in the candlelight
There's a new girl at Rookwood School, and new mystery for Scarlet and Ivy to solve. It's a brand-new term for Scarlet and Ivy, and the girls are intrigued by a fascinating new girl, Ebony. She's as enchanting as she is mysterious, and she's began to gather quite the following - in fact, most of the younger girls appear to be under her spell. But rumours swirl like ghosts around Ebony, and not all of them are nice. And when a prank on All Hallow's Eve goes horribly wrong, it's Ebony who gets the blame. Ivy and Scarlet aren't so sure. There might be more to Ebony than meets the eye, but surely she's not dangerous? But if it's not Ebony, then who or what is to blame?
ISBN 9780008218317
Series Scarlet and Ivy series (5 of 6)
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, UK, 2017
Cleverly, Sophie
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38664
Scarlet and Ivy: The dance in the dark
With their evil headmaster, Mr Bartholomew, safely out of the picture and kindly Mrs Knight in charge, it looks like life at Rookwood School is looking up. There's a ballet recital Scarlet is desperate to star in, and more clues to uncover about the twins' mother. But after their beloved ballet teacher Miss Finch suddenly disappears and strange Madame Zelda takes her place, freakish things start happening. Poison-pen letters are circulating the school, and 'accidents' are plaguing the students. It seems that the girls are in danger once more...Is someone out for the ultimate revenge?
ISBN 9780007589227
Series Scarlet and Ivy series (3 of 6)
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, UK, 2016
Cleverly, Sophie
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Scarlet and Ivy: The last secret
When Scarlet and Ivy return to school after the holidays, they quickly realise that the school is in danger. The twins will need to confront enemies from their past and their present if they are to have any chance of it surviving. Could the last secret at Rookwood be the one that brings it down? Or will Scarlet and Ivy be able to untangle the trails of clues and red herrings in time to save it?
ISBN 9780008218232
Series Scarlet and Ivy series (6 of 6)
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, UK, 2019
Cleverly, Sophie
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21546
Scarlet and Ivy: The lights under the lake
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
Series Scarlet and Ivy series (4 of 6)
Publisher HarperCollins Children's Books, 2017
Cleverly, Sophie
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21597
Scarlet and Ivy: The lost twin
When troublesome Scarlet mysteriously disappears from Rookwood School, terrifying Miss Fox invites her quiet twin sister Ivy to 'take her place'. Ivy reluctantly agrees in the hopes of finding out what happened to her missing sister. For only at Rookwood will Ivy be able to unlock the secrets of Scarlet's disappearance, through a scattered trail of diary pages carefully hidden all over the school. Can Ivy solve the mystery before Miss Fox suspects? Or before an even greater danger presents itself?
ISBN 9780007589180
Series Scarlet and Ivy series (1 of 6)
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, UK, 2015
Cleverly, Sophie
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33451
Scarlet and Ivy: The whispers in the walls
The twins have been reunited, but are definitely not out of danger...Evil Miss Fox may have fled the scene, but headmaster Mr Bartholomew is back, imposing a reign of terror with his threats of epic punishments should any of the pupils step out of line. When possessions and food start going missing, and the finger of suspicion is pointed firmly at troublemaking Scarlet, she knows she must uncover the truth to clear her name. The twins' investigations through the school in the dead of night reveal a secret hidden deep within the walls, a terrible crime committed many years past, and a very real threat to their present...
ISBN 9780007589203
Series Scarlet and Ivy series (2 of 6)
Publisher HarperCollins Australia, 2015
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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School rules are optional
It's the first day of school and already Jesse has 3 problems, 1. His teacher is so old she taught his dad. 2. He accidently got voted as school captain and 3. His grade 6 jumper has gone missing before recess. That's a lot to happen in half an hour, the rest of the day has to be better.........
ISBN 9781760525712
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2020
Hart, Alison
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Schooling around series
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Series Schooling around series (4 books)
Griffiths, Andy
No book cover.
4169
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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660714
Secret friends
Rafaella is new to secondary school as is Lucy. Rafaella is a little different and unsure on how to make friends. In an awkward moment when meeting Rafaella, Lucy calls her a name which will stick with Rafaella and make it even harder for her to make friends. On their walks home from school they begin to form a friendship, and Lucy finds warmth and love in the home of Rafaella's family. However, Lucy keeps this friendship secret and it is only under the most terrible of circumstances that she realises the consequences of her decisions.
ISBN 9781529015409
Publisher Pan MacMillan, 2019
Laird, Elizabeth & Harris, Alleanna (ill)
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Secrets of a schoolyard millionaire
10-year-old Tess is an entrepreneur with big ideas and plans for her future, all involving earning lots of money. When a dodgy neighbour leaves a very full bag of cash in her backyard, her life takes a turn. Together with her best friend Toby, Tess finds that there is a lot you can get with a million dollars, including a whole lot of trouble.
ISBN 9780143796374
Publisher Penguin Books Australia, 2019
Amoore, Nat
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Secrets we keep, The
Clem Timmins has lost it all, her house, her possessions and her clothes. Now living in a tiny flat with her dad, she has to go to a new school, far from what she knows. On Clem's first day, she meets Ellie and, to fit in, Clem reveals a secret she immediately regrets sharing. When Clem receives a letter she doesn't want to read, it becomes clear that she can't run from her past forever, especially when the truth appears right in front of her face.
ISBN 9780702254215
Publisher University of Queensland Press, 2016
Weetman, Nova
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5253
Secrets we share, The
Clem is slowly rebuilding her life after a house fire destroyed everything. She's about to start high school with her two best friends and she's finally settled into living with her dad in their tiny flat. But when her mum unexpectedly moves in, Clem feels like there's no space for her. Then she meets Matt, a funny and rebellious fourteen-year-old with family troubles of his own. When everything starts to unravel, Clem must decide which secrets to keep and which to share.
ISBN 9780702259784
Publisher University of Queensland Press, 2017
Weetman, Nova
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639355
Sensitive
New town. New me. Thirteen year old Samantha is rebranding herself 'SJ' and is determined that at her new school the real Samantha will be well hidden. SJ will be strong, confident and eczema free. But it's not easy hiding her skin condition. Will she ever learn to love herself?
ISBN 9780702260483
Publisher University of Queensland Press, 2019
Webster, Allayne L.
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Sick bay
Having met in sick bay, Riley and Meg are intrigued by each other and little by little, as circumstances contrive to bring them together, become friends. Twelve year old Riley must choose between her popular group or the very unpopular Meg. There is a reason behind Meg's odd behaviour. She appears to be a loner, wears slippers and the same ratty t-shirt to school each day, spouts bookish quotes and carries a paper bag. On the surface, Riley appears cool and confident, hanging out with the popular girls and being noticed by the boys. Both girls are hiding secrets that unfold as the end of the year and graduation night looms.
ISBN 9780702260322
Publisher University of Queensland Press, 2019
Weetman, Nova
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Slightly alarming tale of the whispering wars, The
The town of Spindrift is frequented by pirates, Shadow Mages and charlatans. It's also home to the Orphanage School, where Finlay lives with Glim, Taya and Eli. Just outside town is the painfully posh Brathelthwaite Boarding School, home to Honey Bee, Hamish and Victor, Duke of Ainsley. When the two schools compete at the Spindrift Tournament, stakes are high, tensions are higher, and some people are out to win at any cost. Before long, the orphans and the boarding school students are in an all-out war. Children are being stolen, Witches, Sirens and a deadly magical flu invade the town, and all attempts to fight back are met with defeat. Finlay, Honey Bee and their friends must join forces to outwit the encroaching forces of darkness, rescue the stolen children, and turn the tide of the war. But how can one bickering troupe outwit the insidious power of the Whisperers? And who are the two mysterious figures watching them from the shadows?
ISBN 9781760297183
Series Kingdoms and Empires series (2 of 3)
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2018
Moriarty, Jaclyn & Canby, Kelly (ill)
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Smart girls don't wear mascara
Abby Smart is planning to have the most awesome year ever. She's the leader of the Smart Girls Club and after winning the talent quest, her dream to be a musical singer looks like it might come true. And then Stella turns up, fluttering her mascara eyelashes. She's way too cool for little old Kangaroo Valley. Worst of all, she's making Abby's friends like ridiculous things such as makeup and new music! Abby's plans to have a great year are being turned into dog food. Will Abby follow her friends, or follow her dreams? Because she can't have both. After all, Smart Girls don't wear mascara!
ISBN 9781925563443
Publisher Wombat Books, 2018
Paterson, Cecily Anne
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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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Something to say
Something to say is a delightful fiction story about eleven year old Jenae set in high school. Jenae likes to be alone and is happy with that until Aubrey comes to her school. Will Jenae find her voice and overcome her fears of public speaking and stand up for what she believes in. This story highlights the importance of being a good friend and gaining confidence when you least expect it.
ISBN 9780062836724
Publisher HarperCollins Australia, 2021
Moore Ramee, Lisa
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Songbird
A new house. A new school. A new language. A country far from home. Jamila wants to make new friends and fit in, but it's hard when you miss your best friend at home in Iraq and you're worried about your father's safety in Iraq. Your mother needs your help with simple tasks like shopping and communicating with people. When Jamila joins the school choir , she finds a place where she can belong, a place where she might find a friend and a place where she can dare to hope.
ISBN 9781925773538
Publisher Text Publishing Co, 2019
Laguna, Ingrid
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Squidge Dibley destroys the school
Meet the most hilarious year 6 class ever, with the worst teacher of all time then add Squidge Dibley, a kid like no other. Everything is about to change!
ISBN 9780734419422
Publisher Hachette Children's Books, 2019
Elliott, Mick
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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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Star Wars Jedi Academy: A new class
Victor Starspeeder is psyched to be starting school at the Jedi Academy. His sister, Christina does not share an enthusiasm for Victor's newfound educational path. She's horrified that her annoying baby brother will be there to cramp her style. While Victor means well, his excess energy leads him to spend a lot of time in detention with the little, green sage, Yoda. Yoda wants to channel Victor's talents, so he makes the young Padawan join the drama club. Victor is not pleased. "Learn to control your anger, you must! Successfully manage their emotions, a good Jedi can. Box step and jazz hands ... hee hee ... young Padawan will!" Victor will have to make new friends, get on his sister's good side, learn to use the force, and hope the year's drama club performance ("Wookie Side Story"? "Annie Get Your Lightsaber"?) goes off without a hitch!
ISBN 9780545875738
Series Jedi Academy series (4 of 6)
Publisher Scholastic US, 2016
Krosoczka, Jarrett J
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15543
Star Wars Jedi Academy: The force oversleeps
Victor Starspeeder is back at Jedi Academy for year two, but it's not going the way he'd planned. He was thrilled about Drama Club and hoped to get the lead in this year's musical... But a new kid got the role! What gives?! Plus, he keeps oversleeping and getting to class late . . . Worst of all, his big sister Christina is getting ready to graduate from Jedi Academy, and there are rumors going around that she's a Sith! What's a Padawan to do? In times when he feels more alone than ever, Victor will have to trust the ways of the Force and his friends if he's going to survive year two in this all-new chapter in the Jedi Academy series.
ISBN 9780545875745
Series Jedi Academy series (5 of 6)
Publisher Scholastic US, 2017
Krosoczka, Jarrett J
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Star Wars Jedi Academy: The phantom bully
It's hard to believe that this is my last year at Jedi Academy. I've been busier than ever learning to fly (and wash) starships, sight-seeing in the Lake Country on Naboo, studying for the Jedi obstacle course exam, and tracking down dozens of voorpaks...don't ask. But now someone is setting me up to get in trouble with everyone at school. If I don't find out who it is--and fast--I may flunk out! Why can't middle school just be easy...?
ISBN 9780545621267
Series Jedi Academy series (3 of 6)
Publisher Scholastic US, 2015
Brown, Jeffrey
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Star Wars Jedi Academy: The principal strikes back!
it's Victor Starspeeder's third year at Jedi Academy! It's also his first year EVER without his sister, Christina. Plus, things at Jedi Academy are... weird. After last year's security breach, Principal Marr has been demoted and replaced with Commander ZC-04, a big, scary droid. There's a curfew, new regulations, and everyone is on edge. But when Victor and his friends dig a little deeper into the changes at the school, they find that there's a lot more to this story than the droids want to admit! It's an all-new, out-of-this-world Jedi Academy adventure as The Principal Strikes Back!
ISBN 9781338188240
Series Jedi Academy series (6 of 6)
Publisher Scholastic US, 2018
Krosoczka, Jarrett J
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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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751080
Stolen prince of Cloudburst, The
Esther Mettlestone-Staranise is looking forward to another year at Katherine Valley Boarding School. But she arrives to find a number of strange and unsettling changes. For one, her new teacher is rumoured to be an Ogre. Two mysterious students have joined the school, and one of Esther's classmates is an undercover Spellbinder. Most disturbingly, the mountains surrounding the school - usually a delight of glaciers, teashops, lakes and Faeries - are now crowded with wicked Shadow Mages. As secrets and dangers escalate, Esther must find the answers to several puzzles. Why is her teacher behaving so oddly? Which of Esther's classmates is the Spellbinder, and can they really protect the school from gathering hordes of Shadow Mages? Could the Stolen Prince of Cloudburst be connected? How can Esther - who is not talented like her sisters, nor an adventurer like her cousin, but just Esther - save her family, her school and possibly her entire world?
ISBN 9781760875060
Series Kingdoms and Empires series (3 of 3)
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2020
Moriarty, Jaclyn & Canby, Kelly (ill)
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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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16865
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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20324
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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7953
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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19167
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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1240
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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5347
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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977698

New
Sunshine on Vinegar Street
Freya has moved with her mother from a regional area to the inner city of Melbourne. She has left behind her two best friends, her basketball team and the world she loves the most. She is stuck and needs to develop resilience for a whole lot of issues that come her way: school, kids, netball, eleventh floor apartment and just being the new girl on the block. What is the connection between Freya and the illuminated skipping girl on the side of her building? Can Freya figure out how to belong on Vinegar Street?
ISBN 9781761180132
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2023
Comer, Karen
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4652
Super con-nerd
Connor is happy to be a nerd, but when he reaches his selective school he finds there are better nerds, Super-nerds. His friends aren't around to support him and he hasn't any new ones. But slowly and because of an almost unwinnable challenge he finds new friends called the nerdy rejects, and he has time to pursue his real destiny- drawing comic books.
ISBN 9780143306535
Publisher Penguin, 2017
Phommavanh, Oliver
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14677
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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Surprisingly Sarah
Secrets. Surprises. MIDDLE SCHOOL. Sarah and Leo have been BFFs since they were little. They share everything... until Sarah starts crushing on Leo's friend Ben. Then one day Sarah is suddenly faced with a big choice ; ask Ben to the school dance or chicken out. Either way, Sarah and Leo's friendship will be put to the test. Which one would you choose?
ISBN 9780063139213
Series Emmie & friends series (4 books)
Publisher HarperCollins Australia, 2023
Libenson, Terri
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871542
Team trouble!
A cryptic message, a coded menu, ciphers, skateboard spills.... Eddie Woo and his best friends Rusty and DT are on a mission to save a friend's home, thwart the plans of evil smugglers and come first in the Triple Threat Quest.
ISBN 9781760983000
Publisher Pan MacMillan, 2022
Woo, Eddie & Hartley, Dave & Vane, Mitch (ill)
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700423
Tell 'em
Tell 'em how us kids like to play. We got bikes and give each other rides. Tell 'em about the dancing and singing, And all the stories the old people know.
ISBN 9781921504921
Publisher Working Title Press, 2020
Germein, Katrina & Sullivan, Rosemary & the children of Manyallaluk School & Briggs, Karen (ill)
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977754

New
Temora and the wordsnatcher
Temora Murphy doesn't fit in with other girls or with her mother, until a birthday wish brings escape through magical books that appear at the bottom of her garden. On her twelfth birthday she makes another wish that transports her to an another world. Inhabitants of this world have long been waiting for her and they appreciate her arrival. When other apprentices catch a magical disease it seems a monster thought long dead could be responsible. Temora realises she must face the darkness to save everyone.
ISBN 9781761110122
Publisher Wombat Books, 2023
Gordon, Kate
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Thai-no-mite
I'm Lengy and I'm Thai. My parents run a restaurant named Thai-riffic! but I'm always craving hot chips and pizza. Mum and Dad's idea of a holiday? Going to Thailand to visit all our relatives. Recipe for getting there? Survive Dr Needlemouse and his arsenal of needle. Squeeze in a snappy budget trip to Dreamworld. Catch a red-back spider for my Auntie. Celebrate Christmas, Thai-riffic style! Recipe for surviving the planning? A heap of good luck and plenty of THAI-NO-MITE! Phew! I'll need a holiday after this...
ISBN 9780143306528
Publisher Penguin Books Australia, 2012
Phommavanh, Oliver
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22017
Thai-riffic
Albert (Lengy) Lengviriyakul, is fed up with being Thai. His parents own a Thai restaurant with the cheesy name of Thai-riffic! and Lengy is sick of being his father's curry guinea pig, and is longing to just eat pizza! At school he is a bit of a troublemaker, going to any lengths to hide his background. But when his best friend decides to become Thai for a day for a school project, Lengy comes to the realisation that there may just be some pretty cool things about his culture.
ISBN 9780143304852
Publisher Puffin Australia, 2010
Phommavanh, Oliver
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The baby-sitters club (graphic novels) series
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Series The baby-sitters club (graphic novels) series (7 books)
Various
No book cover.
The Peski kids series
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Series The Peski kids series (3 books)
Spratt, R.A.
No book cover.
The Royal Academy of Sport for Girls series
Any three titles read from this series can be included as official Challenge books; up to five more titles can be included as your personal choice books. To see the individual book titles and their PRC ID numbers, go to the Series lists on the Booklists page, on the website. Or, you can search for a series name or the individual titles by using the Search function on the top left hand corner of the screen.
Series The Royal Academy of Sport for Girls series (4 books)
Sieveking, Laura
No book cover.
The thing series
Any three titles read from this series can be included as official Challenge books; up to five more titles can be included as your personal choice books. To see the individual book titles and their PRC ID numbers, go to the Series lists on the Booklists page, on the website. Or, you can search for a series name or the individual titles by using the Search function on the top left hand corner of the screen.
Series The thing series (3 books)
Falkner, Brian
No book cover.
751001
Timeline Science & Technology: A visual history of our world
A comprehensive journey through the inventions, discovered and technology which have shaped the world. When, where and why science and technology happens on a large scale.
ISBN 9781776573004
Publisher Gecko Press, 2020
Goes, Peter
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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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19121
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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54595
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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43647
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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38563
Tracy Lacy for classy captain
Remember how I was ABSOLUTELY CERTAIN, well pretty sure, probably about 99.7% sure, that I maybe, nearly, might actually get through High School like a normal person? Well SHOCK, HORROR, its not going exactly as I planned . . . Its BETTER!' Tracy Lacy has made it to high school, and Tracy is the king, the queen, AND the star of the schoolshes going to be CLASSY CAPTAIN! (Go Tracy!) Alright, lets face it, it all goes to her head and its a COMPLETE DISASTER. The question is; will her friends stand by her this time?
ISBN 9781760275969
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2017
Lacy, Tania & McDonald, Danielle (ill)
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12620
Tracy Lacy is completely coo-coo bananas
I'm absolutely certain, well pretty sure, probably about 99.7% sure, that I maybe, nearly, might actually get through high school like a normal person. Follow the comedic horror of Tracy Lacy's discovery that her perfect plan for being normal is ruined, and the hilarious list of things to fix about herself, as she counts down the days to the start of high school. Is Tracy going to be able to overcome her completely coo-coo bananas-ness?
ISBN 9781760279820
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2016
Lacy, Tania & McDonald, Danielle (ill)
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23280
Treasure fever
Mr Brainfright is a new teacher at Northwest Southeast Central School and Grade Five, including Henry McThrottle, are not sure what to make of him. His lessons, like how to breathe without falling out of a window, are certainly different. Henry's class is amazed to discover pirates, buried treasure, sliding on banana skins and how to really annoy a teacher.
ISBN 9780330423892
Series Schooling around series (1 of 4)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2008
Griffiths, Andy
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Truly Tan series
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Series Truly Tan series (6 books)
Storer, Jen & Robertson, Claire (ill)
No book cover.
586209
Truly Tan: baffled!
It is winter in Peppercorn Valley and Tan and her very best friend Gloria go to a bonfire. At school. At night.They also go on a lantern walk and spy on Journeys End. Journeys End is the creepiest house in Peppercorn Valley. And the old ladies who live there have painted weird symbols all over the outside walls. What could the symbols mean? And is the house haunted and if so, are the old ladies in danger? Tan has a hunch they are, but this mystery is complicated and she is baffled!
ISBN 9780733334139
Series Truly Tan series (7 of 6)
Publisher ABC Books, 2018
Storer, Jen & Robertson, Claire (ill)
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760682
Truly Tan: Shocked
Tan is cool, courageous and clever. But she's in for a shock! Dear Diary, I am writing to you with the aid of my Ballerina Panda pen. You know, the one that makes your words dance across the page. Guess who is number one on my Secret Spy Watch List? Go on. Guess! It's Miss Dragone. Miss Dragone has always been an ordinary, boring, Grade Four teacher with no surprises and a loud voice. But not anymore. These days she is acting weird, strange and highly suspicious. I've been watching her very closely. Conclusion: Miss Dragone is in danger. I just know it! Truly, Tan
ISBN 9780733334146
Series Truly Tan series (6 books)
Publisher ABC Books, 2021
Storer, Jen & Robertson, Claire (ill)
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818554
Truly Tyler
Cliques. Crushes. Comics. Middle school. Ever since Tyler started getting into art and hanging out with Emmie, his friends and teammates have been giving him a hard time. He wonders why can't he nerd out on drawing and play ball Emmie is psyched that she gets to work on a comics project with her crush, Tyler. But she gets the feeling that his friends don't think she's cool enough. Maybe it's time for a total reinvention. . . .
ISBN 9780062894564
Series Emmie & friends series (4 books)
Publisher HarperCollins US, 2021
Libenson, Terri
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427
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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2057
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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838755
Twitch
Twitch has made it through the end of another school year with all its challenges and is looking forward to a summer vacation spent bird watching in his well built and well hidden hide. This peace is quickly challenged by the likelihood an escaped robber is hiding in the bush where Twitch does his bird watching. Even worse, this robber may have hidden the stolen money there, so Twitch, and the birds, have to endure treasure hunters, bullies, mysterious strangers, and maybe the robber himself.
ISBN 9781406389371
Publisher Walker Books, 2021
Leonard, M G
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7049
Two ways strong: Jaz's story
Going to boarding school can be a difficult transition for many students, but for Indigenous students from remote communities, it can be quite a culture shock. In Two Ways Strong, Indigenous students from Concordia Lutheran College have combined to tell their experience in a story about Jaz a young girl from Palm Island who goes to boarding school at the age of fourteen. Jaz has many challenges to face, not least having to speak English and make herself understood. Her fellow Indigenous students help to ease the way for her but ultimately it's up to Jaz to make the most of what boarding school has to offer. As she becomes accustomed to school life, has fun with her friends and has academic success, Jaz realises just how much she has gained and grown in the time she is been at school. She's no longer just one way strong like she was on Palm Island, she's now two ways strong and ready to take on the world.
ISBN 9780648260417
Publisher Indigenous Literacy Foundation, 2017
The Deadly Mob & Scobie, Claire & Ellis, Kristine
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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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886904
Unsettled
When Nurah's family moves from Karachi, Pakistan, to Peachtree City, Georgia, all she really wants is to blend in, but she stands out for all the wrong reasons. Nurah's accent, floral-print kurtas, and tea-colored skin make her feel excluded, and she's left to eat lunch alone under the stairwell, until she meets Stahr at swimming tryouts. Stahr covers her body when in the water, just like Nurah, but for very different reasons. But in the water Nurah doesn't want to blend in: She wants to stand out. She wants to win medals like her star athlete brother, Owais - who is going through struggles of his own in America - yet when sibling rivalry gets in the way, she makes a split-second decision of betrayal that changes their fates. As Nurah slowly begins to sprout wings in the form of strong swimming arms, she gradually gains the courage to stand up to bullies, fight for what she believes in, and find her place.
ISBN 9780063044708
Publisher HarperCollins Australia, 2022
Topics / Displacement /
Faruqi, Reem
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Vet Cadets series
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Series Vet Cadets series (4 books)
Johnson, Rebecca
No book cover.
45252
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 (4 books)
Publisher Penguin Books Australia, 2017
Johnson, Rebecca
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12893
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 (2 of 4)
Publisher Penguin Books Australia, 2017
Johnson, Rebecca
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35581
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 (3 of 4)
Publisher Penguin Books Australia, 2017
Johnson, Rebecca
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4254
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 (1 of 4)
Publisher Penguin Books Australia, 2017
Johnson, Rebecca
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2938
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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21500
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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720959
We dream of space
Meet three siblings in Park, Delaware in 1986, as the country waits expectantly for the launch of the Space Shuttle Challenger. Cash, who loves basketball but has a newly broken wrist, is in danger of failing seventh grade for the second time. Fitch spends every afternoon playing Major Havoc at the arcade on Main and wrestles with an explosive temper that he doesn't understand. And Bird, his twelve-year-old twin, dreams of being NASA's first female shuttle commander, but feels like she's disappearing. The Thomas children exist in their own orbits, circling a tense and unpredictable household, with little in common except an enthusiastic science teacher named Ms. Salonga. As the launch of the Challenger approaches, Ms. Salonga gives her students a project-they are separated into spacecraft crews and must create and complete a mission. When the fated day finally arrives, it changes all of their lives and brings them together in unexpected ways.
ISBN 9780062747303
Publisher HarperCollins Australia, 2020
Topics / STEM /
Kelly, Erin Entranda
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825484
Weird school
Wally Park Primary School is the weirdest school in Australia. There is no other school quite like Wally Park. The principal is the meanest, vainest one in Australia, and the Naughty Tree is like no other. Just be aware of the Out of Bounds area. You may never return.
ISBN 9781760893446
Publisher Penguin, 2021
Callinan, Damian & Thomas, Adele K (ill)
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6858
Welcome to the wicked wax museum
A "Give Yourself Goosebumps" story Your teacher thinks it'll be good for your class to hang out at the new wax museum in town. Yeah, right! Once you get there your teacher starts blah-blahing about something or other and that's when you and your friend see the red door. If you decide to check out what's behind door #1, you'll discover the museum owner's secret for making lifelike sculptures. And it doesn't look like fun! If you decide to ditch the red door and go the other way you'll end up meeting scary Sybil Wicked -- and wish you hadn't. Will you escape this creepy place before you're turned into a human candle? The choice is yours in this scary GOOSEBUMPS adventure that's packed with over 20 super-spooky endings!
ISBN 9780590847728
Series Goosebumps series (99 books)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 1996
Stine, R L
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886454
What about Thao?
I was a city kid- until we moved to the middle of nowhere! At my tiny new school, I stuck out like my spiky hair. Being the odd one out was new for me, and all that attention was actually pretty cool. That was, until Kadir arrived. He and his family came from Syria and now they're in the limelight, even though that seems to be kryptonite to Kadir. If I could just help Kadir fit in, maybe I'd go back to being the odd one out again. But that seems to be a big ask.....
ISBN 9781760897161
Publisher Penguin Books Australia, 2022
Phommavanh, Oliver & Hicks, Astred (ill)
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846193
What's new Harper Drew?
Harper Drew has an annoying brother, an absurd dad and a mysterious uncle. All she wants to do is fit in, but with her family, how is this possible? Desperate to get invited to Maise's party she will try anything, but with so much family drama, will she make it? Will it all be worth it? How can Harper Drew fit in?
ISBN 9781444961775
Publisher Hachette Australia, 2022
Weeks, Kathy & Bitskoff, Aleksei (ill)
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When we got lost in Dreamland
When 11-year-old Malky and his younger brother, Seb, come into possession of Dreaminators they discover they can now share and control their dreams. But when they suddenly start losing control, Malky manages to wake up but finds that Seb is still asleep and trapped in their dream! With the help of a new friend and her eccentric grandmother, it's up to Malky to return to Dreamland and bring his brother back.
ISBN 9780008333812
Publisher HarperCollins Children's Books, 2021
Welford, Ross
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While I was away
When twelve-year-old Waka's parents suspect she's having trouble understanding the basic Japanese they speak to her, they make a drastic decision to send her to Tokyo for several months to live with her strict grandmother, Obaasama, so she can brush up on the language and reconnect to their family's culture. Once in Japan, Waka feels like an outsider, even though this is the country her parents came from. If she's always been the "smart Japanese girl" in America but is now the "dumb foreigner" in Japan, where is home...and who will Waka be when she finds it?
ISBN 9780063017122
Publisher HarperCollins Australia, 2022
Brown, Waka T
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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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Wonder series
Any three titles read from this series can be included as official Challenge books; up to five more titles can be included as your personal choice books. To see the individual book titles and their PRC ID numbers, go to the Series lists on the Booklists page, on the website. Or, you can search for a series name or the individual titles by using the Search function on the top left hand corner of the screen.
Series Wonder series (4 books)
Palacio, R J
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World's worst teachers, The
Think your teachers are bad? Wait till you meet this lot. These ten tales of the world's most splendidly sinister teachers will have you running for the school gates. Dr Dread teaches science and is half man, half monster... Watch out for the ghastly Miss Seethe. She is ALWAYS furious -- and she's on a detention rampage. And as for Phobe, he's a teacher with a real difference. He is bone - shakingly terrified of... children!
ISBN 9780008363994
Publisher HarperCollins Children's Books, 2019
Walliams, David & Ross, Tony (ill)
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Worse things
When you're part of the team the sideline is a place of refuge of rest of reprieve. But when you're out of the team the sideline changes. Suddenly it's the loneliest place of them all. After a devastating football injury, Blake struggles to cope with life on the sideline. Jolene, a gifted but conflicted hockey player, wants nothing more than for her dad to come home. And soccer-loving refugee, Amed, wants to belong. On the surface, it seems they have nothing in common. Except sport. A touching and inspirational story about the things that bind us all.
ISBN 9781760651657
Publisher Walker Books, 2020
Murphy, Sally & Davis, Sarah (ill)
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Zadie Ma and the dog who chased the moon
Zadie Ma is a girl who writes magical stories that sometimes come true. One day she starts to write about rescuing a poor unwanted dog called Jupiter. Can Zadie bring to life her most important story of all where she finds Jupiter, the dog of her dreams? This book will make you believe in the power of stories, courage and friendship, just like Zadie.
ISBN 9781761046513
Publisher Penguin, 2022
Wang, Gabrielle
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Zoe, Max and the Bicycle Bus
The students of 5D are all getting to know each other and their new teacher who is a passionate cyclist. With their teacher's help, the students gradually get permission from their parents to ride to school each day, but not everyone is a confident rider and the road leading into the school is not safe due to a lack of bike lane. Zoe and Max think they might have a solution to this problem, but it might get them in trouble!
ISBN 9780702263002
Publisher University of Queensland Press, 2020
Herrick, Steven
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