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ID Title Author  
9411
Alan the alien
A boy arrives on Clark's doorstep and says he is an exchange student but there is something not quite right. Alan Alyian is weird and he's full of surprises.
ISBN 9780864614179
Publisher Koala Books, 2002
Hall, Penny
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Astrosaurs series
Science fiction novels with space-going dinosaurs. Any two books from this series may be read as Challenge books; up to five more can be read as personal choice books. See Series lists for individual titles.
Series Astrosaurs series (19 books)
Cole, Steve
No book cover.
4973

New
Axel & Beast: Grabbem getaway, The
Axel is a 12 year old boy who loves video games. His life is turned upside down when one day a huge robot breaks into his garage. The robot is BEAST and he is running away from Grabbem Industries who want him to destroy the environment. Axel and BEAST go on the run and, helped by Agent Omega, try to keep BEAST safe.
ISBN 9781760127800
Publisher Hardie Grant Egmont, 2016
Bott, Adrian. C. & Isaac, Andy (ill)
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17712
Beach wipe out
Planet Chimparos is heading for a population crisis and the chimpares are losing their homes. When Space Cadets Star Girl and Neuron Star are sent to investigate they discover that there's no place like home. Can they find out what is causing the over-crowding problem and save the planet and its alien chimpares?
ISBN 9781420290332
Series Star Girl series (5 of 16)
Publisher MacMillan, 2012
Park, Louise
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1022
Cafe on Callisto, The
An amusing story about a light-hearted journey through space and time, with a father and his daughter searching for the perfect planet.
ISBN 9780864613325
Publisher Koala Books, 2001
French, Jackie
No book cover.
527
Captain Gallant
In his dreams, Guy becomes Captain Gallant, a hero with a devoted crew who have unusual powers. Answering a distress call, Gallant rushes to rescue stranded Martian children whose parents have been kidnapped.
ISBN 9780732995973
Publisher MacMillan, 2005
Alexander, Goldie & Hamill, Dion (ill)
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4745
Carnivore curse, The
Captain Teggs and his faithful dinosaur crew, aboard the spaceship DSS Sauropod, must save King Jerk, a peaceful carnivore king, from deadly space mumps. Teggs must survive the mysterious carnivore curse and prevent a violent war.
ISBN 9781862302563
Series Astrosaurs series (15 of 19)
Publisher Red Fox, 2009
Cole, Steve
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20848
Castle of Frankensaur, The
Meet Captain Teggs Stegosaur and the crew of the amazing spaceship DSS Sauropod as the astrosaurs fight evil across the galaxy. On the trail of carnivore space-robber, the astrosaurs find a creepy castle on a distant asteroid - the secret hideout of super-scientist Dr Frankensaur. Plunged into a sinister mystery, Teggs must fight deadly robots, headless horrors, mutant monsters and a threat to the entire cosmos.
ISBN 9781849414043
Series Astrosaurs series (19 books)
Publisher Red Fox, 2012
Cole, Steve
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7576
Cinderfella
Cinderfella from the Planet Jetsonia meets Princess Esmerelda of the Planet Earth and strange things happen.
ISBN 9780141312651
Series Aussie nibbles (51 books)
Publisher Puffin Australia, 2001
Bates, Dianne & Viska, Peter (ill)
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79928
Claws of Christmas, The
Captain Teggs and his crew of astrosaurs are on their way home for Christmas when they encounter millions of Christmas presents flying through space. Teggs and his crew are ordered to take the presents back to Santa Claus and his elfosauruses. But, all is not merry this Christmas on the North Pole star and they will have to track down whoever's determined to spoil Christmas.
ISBN 9781862302532
Series Astrosaurs series (12 of 19)
Publisher Red Fox, 2007
Cole, Steve
No book cover.
22582
Dark secrets
The Planet Cavernellus caves are being bleached and the alien babies are no longer hatching. When Space Captains Star Girl, Comet XS and Asteroid are sent to investigate, things get a little batty. Can they survive an alien attack long enough to save the planet and its alien vampescas?
ISBN 9781420293784
Series Star Girl series (9 of 16)
Publisher MacMillan, 2012
Park, Louise
No book cover.
3874
Day of the dino-droids
Captain Teggs and the crew of the Sauropod hit trouble when their ship is pulled into a strange, tiny, black hole. Spat out in the DSS headquarters, they meet with their boss, Admiral Rosso, who is behaving a little oddly. When the rest of the astrosaurs begin to show signs of weirdness, Teggs decides to investigate. The clues seem to point to some kind of dino-droid.
ISBN 9780099487975
Series Astrosaurs series (7 of 19)
Publisher Red Fox, 2006
Cole, Steve
No book cover.
20910
Double cross
Adelaide Banks is the newest student to join the SEAS Space Agent program. Does First Year Space Cadet Star Girl have what it takes to save space-one planet at a time? Planet Savannator is losing its grasslands and the savasaurs are vanishing. When SC Star Girl is sent to investigate with three other cadets she knows they are in for a hairy ride. Can the cadets work together as a team to find the missing savanasaurs and stop the destruction of this planet?
ISBN 9781420290363
Series Star Girl series (8 of 16)
Publisher MacMillan, 2012
Park, Louise
No book cover.
48829
Dreams of dread, the
Captain Teggs has a nightmare about sabre-toothed bananas and he can't believe it when he's actually attacked by them in the middle of a mission. Strange things start happening to the other astrosaurs too. The things they dream about are popping into reality to get them. Teggs and his crew must figure out what's going on.
ISBN 9781862305458
Series Astrosaurs series (16 of 19)
Publisher Red Fox, 2009
Cole, Steve
No book cover.
5167
Everything to lose
It is graduation week at SEAS and when Space Agents Neuron Star, Comet XS and Shooting Star are called to rescue the shelluscas on Planet Molluscara they know that it is not only the aliens who need rescuing. Can the agents find the source of the fire and smoke in time to rescue the alien shelluscas and one of their own?
ISBN 9781420293852
Series Star Girl series (16 of 16)
Publisher MacMillan, 2012
Park, Louise
No book cover.
14554
Good vs evil
Planet Molteyser's springs are losing their minerals and the brontoneysers are getting sick. When Space Captains Star Girl, Galactic 6 and Star Cluster are sent to investigate, they find there's more than just hot springs letting off steam. Can they keep their cool and save the planet and its alien brontoneysers?
ISBN 9781420293807
Series Star Girl series (11 of 16)
Publisher MacMillan, 2012
Park, Louise
No book cover.
91040
Hatching horror, The
Captain Teggs and his crew of astrosaurs are trying to transport some very rare and precious eggs across the galaxy to a safe haven where they can hatch. But, their mission is under threat from some rather greedy, egg-eating oviraptors. When Teggs and his team arrive at their destination, they find that the planet is not quite what they were expecting. It's much larger and strangely egg-like.
ISBN 9780099472957
Series Astrosaurs series (2 of 19)
Publisher Red Fox, 2005
Cole, Steve
No book cover.
73856
Jungle horror
Teggs and the gang are shocked when all the teachers at Astrosaurs Academy suddenly disappear. Apparently, they're on an emergency conference in a safari park and have left the fearsome Commodore Kallos and her team in charge. The Daring Dinos are suspicious so they decide to sneak off to the safari park to find Colonel Gruff and the rest of the staff, and discover the truth behind their disappearance.
ISBN 9781862305595
Series Astrosaurs series (17 of 19)
Publisher Red Fox, 2009
Cole, Steve
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21356
Make or break
The GDC alien community is in danger and needs help. When Space Captain Star Girl and three other captains are sent on a rescue mission to the GDC's space station, they know it's make or break. Can they break the evil spell, make it to agents' year and save the alien community?
ISBN 9781420293814
Series Star Girl series (12 of 16)
Publisher MacMillan, 2012
Park, Louise
No book cover.
30112
Mind-swap menace
Captain Teggs and his crew of astrosaurs are on another mission when they almost crash into a deserted space station. It is a dinosaur prison that has been hit by a meteor and abandoned. When they Investigate, they are captured by two dastardly prisoners hiding in the wreckage. The master criminals have a body-swap machine and they want to use it on the astrosaurs.
ISBN 9780099472933
Series Astrosaurs series (4 of 19)
Publisher Red Fox, 2005
Cole, Steve
No book cover.
18419
Mo
Mo is no ordinary mobile phone. She can't do what she should but she can tell the future and there's danger ahead. Mo is on the run from an alien planet. When Shane offers to mind her while she's on Earth, he gets more than he bargained for.
ISBN 9780340911099
Publisher Hodder Children's Books (Australia), 2005
McCaughrean, Geraldine
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24081
New girl
Planet Polare's ice is melting and the alien life forms are in danger. When SC Star Girl is sent to investigate with her room-mate SC Supernova she discovers that not all the dangers come from hairy aliens or strange planets. Can they work together to save the planet and its alien frozellas?
ISBN 9781420290295
Series Star Girl series (1 of 16)
Publisher MacMillan, 2012
Park, Louise
No book cover.
7861
No going back
An evil force has arrived on Planet Oceanella and the seadons' wings are disappearing. When Space Agent Star Girl is sent to investigate with her two best buddies they find that it's not only the seadons that must face this evil. Can the agents put a stop to the GDC mission and rescue the alien seadons before it's too late?
ISBN 9781420293845
Series Star Girl series (15 of 16)
Publisher MacMillan, 2012
Park, Louise
No book cover.
21354
Odd one out
Planet Plantagan's air is being polluted and the vine aliens are suffering. When Space Cadets Star Girl and Comet XS are sent to investigate they get themselves into a tangle. Can they trust each other enough to save the planet and its vine aliens?
ISBN 9781420290301
Series Star Girl series (2 of 16)
Publisher MacMillan, 2012
Park, Louise
No book cover.
22927

New
Olga and the smelly thing from nowhere
Olga loves science almost as much as she loves animals. She knows that she is going to be a scientist that studies animals when she is old enough. In fact, she has already started studying them. But when Olga discovers a 'thing' that looks like cross between a badly drawn potato and a deflated hamster she doesn't quite know what to do. Like any good scientist, however, Olga begins to study the beast, but what she doesn't realise is that this discovery will begin an adventure that will change her life forever.
ISBN 9780062671806
Publisher HarperCollins US, 2017
Gravel, Elise
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56894
Planet of peril, The
Captain Teggs and his crew of astrosaurs are on a mission on planet Aggadon, home to the peaceful triceratops. But, the dinosaurs are being terrorised by strange, long-necked creatures and weird itching diseases. Teggs discovers a gang of sinister monsters which aren't quite what they seem, and also some rather familiar enemies. Teggs and his team must help the triceratops to find peace again.
ISBN 9781862301870
Series Astrosaurs series (10 of 19)
Publisher Red Fox, 2007
Cole, Steve
No book cover.
5715
Revenge of the fang
Captain Teggs is no ordinary dinosaur, he's an astrosaur. On the spaceship DSS Sauropod, Teggs and his faithful crew right wrongs, fight evil and eat a lot of grass. Teggs' old friends, Blink and Dutch from Astrosaur Academy, have been dino-napped by a gang of his old enemies, the Brothers of the Fang. To save his school friends, Tegg must deliver top astrosaur secrets into their claws.
ISBN 9781862302556
Series Astrosaurs series (14 of 19)
Publisher Red Fox, 2008
Cole, Steve
Image currently unavailable
26897
Riddle of the raptors
Captain Teggs is no ordinary dinosaur, he's an astrosaur. On the spaceship, DSS Sauropod, Teggs and his faithful crew right wrongs, fight evil and eat lots of grass. In this first adventure, the astrosaurs face a fearsome enemy, a band of greedy carnivorous raptors who have kidnapped two athlete dinosaurs. The Captain must save the dinosaurs, escape from terrifying T-Rexes and save the Dinosaur Games.
ISBN 9780099472940
Series Astrosaurs series (1 of 19)
Publisher Red Fox, 2005
Cole, Steve
No book cover.
97391
Robot raiders, The
The Astrosaurs zoom through space towards Metka - an amazing new, automatic, computer-controlled and robot-filled super-city. When the city robots start disappearing, their inventor needs the help of Teggs and the gang.
ISBN 9781862305472
Series Astrosaurs series (16 of 19)
Publisher Red Fox, 2010
Cole, Steve
No book cover.
19532
Seas of doom, The
Captain Teggs and his crew have been sent to a watery planet where a very large and very scary monster has been attacking a local fish factory. When Teggs and Gipsy, one of his crew, travel down to the bottom of the sea to check out the monster, they also come under attack and end up in the company of a rather strange creature with amnesia. To survive, they must try to find their way back to the surface.
ISBN 9780099472964
Series Astrosaurs series (3 of 19)
Publisher Red Fox, 2005
Cole, Steve
No book cover.
29734
Shut down
Adelaide Banks is the newest student to join the SEAS Space Agent program. Does First Year Space Cadet Star Girl have what it takes to save space-one planet at a time? Planet Botanicus has been struck by a strange and sudden drought and the purple-eyed trappers are drying up. When Space Cadets Star Girl, Star Cluster and White Dwarf are sent to find out why, things get a little too hot to handle. Can they shut down the heat on Botanicus in time to save the planet and its alien purple-eyed trappers?
ISBN 9781420290356
Series Star Girl series (7 of 16)
Publisher MacMillan, 2012
Park Louise
No book cover.
69454
Skies of fear, The
Disaster has struck Squawk Major, the pterosaur planet. Its people have forgotten how to fly, except for a sinister stranger named Grandum who now plans to rule the world. Captain Teggs and the crew of the spaceship, DSS Sauropod, must stop him and put things right before it's too late.
ISBN 9780099487753
Series Astrosaurs series (5 of 19)
Publisher Red Fox, 2006
Cole, Steve
No book cover.
5097
Sleepless in space
As a result of Jed's grandad inventing the Starspinner Drive for spaceships, Jed finds himself on the way to the distant planet, Serendipity. Jed is supposed to sleep for a year. But one day, he wakes to find space pirates have taken over the ship.
ISBN 9780864614186
Publisher Koala Books, 2002
Odgers, Sally
No book cover.
9609
Space bug, The
Has Emily Anne Quinn found a meteor, a strange egg or a space monster? If it is a strange egg what sort of creature will hatch from it and what will that creature eat? Strange things are happening at Biscuit Creek.
ISBN 9780864614223
Publisher Koala Books, 2002
French, Jackie & Vane, Mitch (ill)
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10764
Space ghosts, The
The crew of the SS Sauropod are sent on a mission to a planet where a team of diplodocus are mining for a very valuable space mineral. But, their work is being disrupted by space ghosts. The mysterious spectres keep appearing and scaring their workers off. Captain Teggs and his team begin to investigate but then strange things begin to happen to them too.
ISBN 9780099487760
Series Astrosaurs series (6 of 19)
Publisher Red Fox, 2005
Cole, Steve
No book cover.
14559
Spilling secrets
Planet Catlabrator is awash with water and the catralabs are drowning. When Space Agent Star Girl is sent to investigate with SA Asteroid she learns that some mission buddies are more trouble than they're worth. Can she work with Asteroid to save the planet and its alien catralabs?
ISBN 9781420293821
Series Star Girl series (13 of 16)
Publisher MacMillan, 2012
Park, Louise
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Star Girl series
Any two titles read from this series can be included as official Challenge books; up to five more titles can be included as your personal choice books. To see the individual book titles and their PRC ID numbers, go to the Series lists on the Booklists page on the website. Or, you can search for a series name or the individual titles by using the Search function on the top left hand corner of the screen.
Series Star Girl series (16 books)
Various
No book cover.
45722
Star pirates, The
Several spaceships carrying valuable cargos go missing and Captain Teggs and his crew of astrosaurs investigate. When some treasures turn up on a carnivore world, it seems the meat-eaters are involved. To find out, Teggs swaps their spaceship for an old banger and is soon under attack from star pirates. Teggs must find out what secret goal the pirates are working towards before he has to walk the plank.
ISBN 9781862301887
Series Astrosaurs series (11 of 19)
Publisher Red Fox, 2007
Cole, Steve
No book cover.
20381
Sticky tricks
Planet Perilenda has been struck by an evil force and the skunettas are disappearing. When Space Captains Star Girl and Supernova 1 are sent to investigate they soon learn that seeing isn't always believing. Can they see through the evil tricks in time to save the alien skunettas?
ISBN 9781420293791
Series Star Girl series (10 of 16)
Publisher MacMillan, 2012
Park, Louise
No book cover.
10497
Sun-snatchers, The
Captain Teggs and his faithful crew of astrosaurs, on the spaceship DSS Sauropod, are on a mission to help the planet of the woolly rhinos, where one of their three suns has gone missing. Teggs and his team must investigate who could have swallowed such a huge ball of fire. But, soon, they discover they are dealing with a rare and enormous creature, a solarwurm, and they have to muster all their strength to sort it out.
ISBN 9781862302549
Series Astrosaurs series (13 of 19)
Publisher Red Fox, 2008
Cole, Steve
No book cover.
14614
Teeth of the T-Rex
Captain Teggs and the astrosaurs have picked up a distress call from a spaceship near the Carnivore Zone. When they investigate, all they find is a royal crown and various bits of regalia, marked with the crest of carnivores. A huge ship approaches carrying terrifying Tyrannosaurus Rexes who enter the ship. They belong to the Royal Guard and they accuse the astrosaurs of stealing the Crown Jewels of King Rex-Rex.
ISBN 9780207191398
Series Astrosaurs series (9 of 19)
Publisher Red Fox, 2007
Cole, Steve
No book cover.
28689
Terror bird trap, The
On a beautiful island, the clean living, vegetarian bactrosaurs have always lived in harmony with their sea dwelling neighbours, the shark-like predatory megalodons. But, the island is sinking and waste from the bactrosaurs is invading the megalodon world. Captain Teggs and his faithful crew of astrosaurs must help solve the riddle and stop the island from disappearing into the sea for ever.
ISBN 9780099487982
Series Astrosaurs series (8 of 19)
Publisher Red Fox, 2006
Cole, Steve
No book cover.
4995
Three's a crowd
Planet Rednessis has been plunged into darkness and the reptaliens are turning on each other. When SC Star Girl is sent with her two besties to find out why they learn that being kept in the dark can be destructive. Can the cadets sort themselves out in time to save the planet and its reptaliens?
ISBN 9781420290325
Series Star Girl series (4 of 16)
Publisher MacMillan, 2012
Park, Louise
No book cover.
25753
Toxic talk
Adelaide Banks is the newest student to join the SEAS Space Agent program. Does First Year Space Cadet Star Girl have what it takes to save space-one planet at a time? Planet Megamarsh is being destroyed by toxic waste and the megamons are not happy. When SC Star Girl is sent to investigate with SC Red Giant she finds out that it's not only deadly waste that can be toxic. Can she survive the toxic dumping long enough to save the planet and its alien megamons?
ISBN 9781420290349
Series Star Girl series (6 of 16)
Publisher MacMillan, 2012
Park, Louise
No book cover.
28233
Triple trouble
Planet Petalbeet is being attacked by pests and the beetbugs are losing their food source. When Space Agent Star Girl is sent to investigate with two other agents she discovers the beetbugs aren't the only ones with a pest problem. Can the agents work together to save the planet and its alien beetbugs?
ISBN 9781420293838
Series Star Girl series (14 of 16)
Publisher MacMillan, 2012
Park, Louise
Image currently unavailable
16627
Winning moves
Planet Aquare's underwater world is being poisoned and the aquamantas are getting sick. When SC Star Girl is sent with her buddy SC Astron Girl to help they discover that looks can be deceiving. Can they find the source of the poison and stop it in time to save the planet and its alien aquamantas?
ISBN 9781420290318
Series Star Girl series (3 of 16)
Publisher MacMillan, 2012
Park, Louise
No book cover.

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