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Booklists

Challenge Level : K-2 Challenge Level : 3-4 Challenge Level : 5-6 Challenge Level : 7-9
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20,000 leagues under the sea
The classic tale of an expedition to destroy a terrifying sea monster that becomes an undersea mission. It involves a visit to the sunken city of Atlantis in a giant submarine, the Nautilus, commanded by the mysterious Captain Nemo.
ISBN 9780590451796
Publisher Scholastic US, 1990
Verne, Jules
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Alien, The
As an alien Andalite warrior-cadet, life on Earth is pretty different for Ax, He's been hanging out with the Animorphs ever since the Dome ship was destroyed by the Yeerks and his brother, Prince Elfangor, was destroyed by Visser Three. But there is one thing he, Cassie, Marco, Jake, Rachel, and Tobias have in common. Something that one alien, four kids and a hawk know they have to do, stop the Yeerks.
ISBN 9780590997287
Series Animorphs series (8 of 10)
Publisher Scholastic US, 1997
Applegate, K A
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Ancient starship, The
When an ancient starship has been discovered in the Egyptian desert, Amelia's dad is whisked away to help. Meanwhile, the first human guests have arrived at the hotel and they're turning out to be the strangest visitors yet. Are the spaceship and the odd guests connected? Amelia and Charlie may be the only ones who can solve this puzzle...
ISBN 9781760120313
Series The Gateway series (8 books)
Publisher Hardie Grant Egmont, 2015
Jones, Cerberus
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Android, The
When Marco runs into his old friend, Erek, he doesn't think too much of it. He's got a couple of more important things to do. Like helping to save the world. But, when Marco finds out Erek's been hanging with some of the kids at The Sharing, he starts to think that something just a little weird is going on.
ISBN 9780590997300
Series Animorphs series (10 of 10)
Publisher Scholastic US, 1997
Applegate, K A
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Animorphs 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 Animorphs series (10 books)
Applegate, K A
No book cover.
42514
Aquatica: a beginner's field guide
Welcome to future Earth. Despite repeated warnings, the environment has become polluted to such an extent that many areas of the globe have become uninhabitable and wildlife is now extinct. From the ashes, a new style of 'wildlife' is created. Wildlife that will not remain harnessed by humankind.
ISBN 9781760404147
Publisher The Five Mile Press Pty Ltd, 2017
Balchin, Lance
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Aztec attack
There's something fishy about this mission. Not only is Battle Boy 005 dressed as a big bird but there's something Professor Perdu isn't telling him. There are more gadgets than ever before and Skin is scanning the faces of all the Aztecs and Spaniards, looking for something.
ISBN 9780330425582
Series Battle boy series (5 of 15)
Publisher Pan MacMillan, 2010
Carter, Charlie & Jeffery, Russell (ill)
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Battle boy series
Easy to read adventures that time travel to some of the most intereting historical events to meet real people. 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 Battle boy series (15 books)
Carter, Charlie & Jeffery, Russell (ill)
No book cover.
2949
Battle bust-up
There's a top secret mission ahead. Battle Boy 005 has to dodge tanks and chariots, spears and bullets, and convince Alexander the Great that he's not a Persian spy. He needs Professor Perdu's most secret invention, the BEK.
ISBN 9780330425599
Series Battle boy series (6 of 15)
Publisher Pan MacMillan, 2010
Carter, Charlie & Jeffery, Russell (ill)
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Big city museum
Harry Harvard and Jessie Harrison's class at Average Primary School are going on an exciting excursion to Big City Museum. The good news is Mrs Payne, their fifth class teacher, won't be going. The bad news is the Principal is going instead. Most pupils are scared to do anything to upset Principal Dorking but Harry and Jessie can always be counted on to make or find trouble.
ISBN 9781420276909
Series Get real series (6 of 10)
Publisher Macmillan Education Australia Pty Ltd, 2009
Kettle, Phil & Webb, Melissa (ill)
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Bionicle: legacy of evil
The Piraka are the embodiment of evil. It is a mystery how they met, what caused them to join forces and how they learnt about the Mask of Life. Even more mysterious is the seventh Piraka.
ISBN 9780439828079
Publisher Scholastic UK, 2006
Farshtey, Greg
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Black prince
The Battle of Crecy was one of the most decisive clashes of the Hundred Years War and BB005 is getting ready to meet the Black Prince, a mysterious figure from this war. But, when he reaches the Special Reading Room Professor Perdu isn't there but Operation Overlord 09 is. And, even worse, Battle Boy has a new SimulSkin.
ISBN 9780330404105
Series Battle boy series (14 of 15)
Publisher MacMillan, 2011
Carter, Charlie & Jeffery, Russell (ill)
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Bloodaxe
Boodaxe was the Viking King of York, a fierce and uncompromising leader. Battle Boy 005 jettisons into the Viking camp and, with the help of Viking FightRite 101, defends himself against Bloodaxe's son, Haeric. Mission objective isi to collect Bloodaxe's DNA and record his famous last battle.
ISBN 9780330425209
Series Battle boy series (4 of 15)
Publisher Pan MacMillan, 2009
Carter, Charlie & Jeffery, Russell (ill)
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Blossom
Lottie is excited when a lost little girl arrives on her doorstep. Lottie, who only has Uncle Bobby in the world has always wanted a sister. Blossom isn't like other kids. She doesn't speak and is obsessed with her flower, refusing to go anywhere without it. Everything changes when Blossom gets sick and is taken away to hospital. Lottie with her friends must do whatever it takes to rescue her.
ISBN 9781742991641
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2017
Janu, Tamsin
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Boy who would live forever, The
Daniel is cursed with the fate of staying twelve forever. He doesn't know how or why. For two hundred years he has coped with the joy, and more often grief, it has caused him. Then he meets Sally and her daughter, Holly. Now it really matters.
ISBN 9780143300311
Series Aussie chomps (17 books)
Publisher Puffin Australia, 2003
Simons, Moya
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Broken sun, The
When an ancient artefact is stolen from the British museum, Jack, Scarlett and Mr Doyle embark on a hunt across Europe to find it. In a race against time, they need to foil a deadly plan to attack the Houses of Parliament.
ISBN 9781922182166
Series Jack Mason adventure series (3 of 3)
Publisher Text Publishing Co, 2014
Pitt, Darrell
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142130
Capture, The
It was bad when Jake found out his older brother was one of them. It was even worse when Tobias stayed in his morph too long. But nothing compares to the horror the Animorphs are about to face. Jake has a feeling he know where the Yeerks' new base is and how to get in. But they never figured that they might get caught.
ISBN 9780590629829
Series Animorphs series (6 of 10)
Publisher Scholastic US, 1997
Applegate, K A
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Caveman bash
Ebro River, Northern Spain in 30,000 BC. Battle Boy's mission objective is to find out what happened to the Neanderthals. But, Battle Boy's mission doesn't begin well. His brother, Monty, has followed him into the Battle Book and they meet the fierce Cro Magnons.
ISBN 9780330403887
Series Battle boy series (10 of 15)
Publisher Pan Asia Publications, 2010
Carter, Charlie & Jeffery, Russell (ill)
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Chariot charge
In 1400 BC, the most famous chariot battle occurred between the Hittities and the Egyptian Pharaoh Ramses II. Mission objectives include discovering who wins the Battle of Kadesh and the location of the tomb of Prince Awutali, and the priceless treasure that was buried with him.
ISBN 9780330425889
Series Battle boy series (8 of 15)
Publisher Pan MacMillan, 2010
Carter, Charlie & Jeffery, Russell (ill)
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Cosmic
Liam is not your usual twelve year old boy. For a start, he is man-size and is always being mistaken for his father. This is Liam's opportunity and his greatest dilemma. Yesterday, he was just a kid, now he is stuck in space, perhaps forever, with hilarious results. But, the greatest lessons he learns are about fatherhood.
ISBN 9780330440868
Publisher Macmillan Education Australia Pty Ltd, 2008
Boyce, Frank Cottrell
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Dark giants, The
When some unauthorised guests arrive through the gateway, chaos breaks loose and threatens to spoil Amelia's birthday. What are they looking for and can Charlie stop them before it's too late?
ISBN 9781760126209
Series The Gateway series (8 books)
Publisher Hardie Grant Egmont, 2016
Jones, Cerberus
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Destroy Troy
It is the night before the Greeks leave the Trojan Horse at the gates of Troy. Battle Boy 005 is caught in the battle between the Greeks and the Trojans. Then, he meets Polyxena, the daughter of King Priam.
ISBN 9780330425193
Series Battle boy series (3 of 15)
Publisher Pan MacMillan, 2009
Carter, Charlie & Jeffery, Russell (ill)
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Dinosaur knights
A team of scientists are trying to transport a live dinosaur to the future by stretching time. When the dinosaur becomes stranded in the Middle Ages, it crosses the paths of twin brothers, Roland and Oswald, who are struggling to save their father from a corrupt official. Roland dreams of being a knight while Oswald imagines a future as a physician. Meeting the dinosaur changes their lives forever.
ISBN 9781862917958
Publisher Omnibus Books, 2009
Bauer, Michael Gerard
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Dog, Ray, The
Twelve year old Daisy has just died in a car crash. But, in a twist of fate and through a heavenly bureaucratic mistake, Daisy ends up in the body of a dog. She may now be inhabiting a dog's body but, inside, Daisy is still very much Daisy - bouncy, loyal, positive and energetic. Daisy's only thought is to somehow reunite with her parents, who she knows will be missing her. This is how she meets Pip, a boy who is homeless and on his own journey.
ISBN 9781471403194
Publisher Hot Key Books, 2015
Coggin, Linda
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Drones
A fascinating introduction to drones. Find out what they are, how they fly and how a fire-rescue drone could save lives. Includes detailed photographs, internet links and a glossary of terms.
ISBN 9781409593607
Series Usborne beginners plus series (16 books)
Publisher Usborne Publishing Ltd, 2016
Topics / STEM /
Usborne
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Earthfasts
Time travel and adventure intersect in this initial volume of the trilogy of the same name.
ISBN 9780340653272
Publisher Hodder & Stoughton, 1995
Mayne, William
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Edsel Grizzler 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 Edsel Grizzler series (3 books)
Roy, James
No book cover.
12653
Edsel Grizzler: ghostly shadows
Edsel and his friend, Jacq, are digging a hole under the blazing Widen sun but they don't know why. And, when they finally make their way to Grand City, the list of things they don't know just gets longer and longer. Everything they see and everything they're told just makes them more confused. They hover between dreams, hallucinations, reality and unreality.
ISBN 9780702238819
Series Edsel Grizzler series (3 of 3)
Publisher University of Queensland Press, 2011
Roy, James
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28040
Edsel Grizzler: rescue mission
The adults have fled Verdada, the kids are in chaos and lost things keep turning up to Edsel Grizzler. Edsel receives desperate messages to return to Verdada to help. Find out if Edsel really is the key to their survival.
ISBN 9780702238444
Series Edsel Grizzler series (2 of 3)
Publisher University of Queensland Press, 2010
Roy, James
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Edsel Grizzler: voyage to Verdada
Edsel has been transported to a parallel dimension where every child stays forever young, has many friends, doesn't go to school and plays most of the day. Edsel begins to feel uneasy when he is always called Robert, every wave at the beach is identical and he begins to forget his family.
ISBN 9780702237188
Series Edsel Grizzler series (1 of 3)
Publisher University of Queensland Press, 2009
Roy, James
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Emily Eyefinger series
Any two titles read from this series can be included as official Challenge books; up to five more titles can be included as your personal choice books. To see the individual book titles and their PRC ID numbers, go to the Series lists on the Booklists page on the website. Or, you can search for a series name or the individual titles by using the Search function on the top left hand corner of the screen.
Series Emily Eyefinger series (13 books)
Ball, Duncan
No book cover.
8478
Encounter, The
When Tobias and his friends were given the power to morph, they were warned not to stay in a morph for more than two hours. But, Tobias broke the time limit and now he's trapped in the body of a hawk. When he discovers an important Yeerk secret, Tobias knows he has to destroy it, but he'll have to contend with a part of himself that's wrestling for control. A part that isn't human.
ISBN 9780545291538
Series Animorphs series (3 of 10)
Publisher Scholastic US, 2011
Applegate, K A
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Eyespy Emily Eyefinger
Contains Emily Eyefinger's alien adventure, Emily Eyefinger and the devil bones, Emily Eyefinger and the balloon bandits, Emily Eyefinger and the ghost ship.
ISBN 9780732286378
Series Emily Eyefinger series (12 of 13)
Publisher HarperCollins Australia, 2008
Ball, Duncan
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Ferret attack
Harry and Jesse use their time machine to play a dastardly trick that involves Killer, the ferret. The joke backfires when Killer starts to grow and grow as a reaction to time travel, causing floods and mayhem. Harry and Jesse had better work out a way to make this right before they do irretrievable damage to their school and their fifth class colleagues.
ISBN 9781420276879
Series Get real series (2 of 10)
Publisher Macmillan Education Australia Pty Ltd, 2009
Kettle, Phil & Webb, Melissa (ill)
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Firebird mystery, The
London, a city of fog and snow, filled with airships, steamcars and metrotowers soaring into space. Jack is an orphan, who becomes the apprentice detective to Ignatius Doyle and is plunged into a mystery of past and future.
ISBN 9781922147752
Series Jack Mason adventure series (1 of 3)
Publisher Text Publishing Co, 2014
Pitt, Darrell
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Flying machines, The
Jesse Harrison and Harry Harvard have a new best friend, Rocky Rockman has left his prehistoric cave and is living in their tree house. He also goes to Average Primary School and, for the first time ever, Jesse and Harry are disappointed when the bell rings to end the school day. But, trouble really starts when Rocky's pet, prehistoric bird arrives and Principal Dorking calls in Captain Crash.
ISBN 9781420277562
Series Get real series (7 of 10)
Publisher Macmillan Education Australia Pty Ltd, 2009
Kettle, Phil & Webb, Melissa (ill)
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Four-fingered man, The
When Amelia's parents decide to reopen an old hotel, she and her new friend, Charlie, quickly discover that there's more to The Gateway than meets the eye. Not only is it creepy, cavernous and run by a cranky caretaker called Tom, but the guests aren't your typical human visitors.
ISBN 9781760120283
Series The Gateway series (8 books)
Publisher Hardie Grant Egmont, 2015
Jones, Cerberus
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Get real series
Those two bad boys of grade five at Average Primary School, Harry and Jesse, have not so average adventures with their time machine. Any two books from this series may be read as Challenge books; up to five more can be read as personal choice books. Go to the Series lists for individual book titles.
Series Get real series (10 books)
Kettle, Phil & Webb, Melissa (ill)
No book cover.
22461
Great space race, The
Captain Eric 'Ace' Crankshaw and his robot monkey, Barry, enter a race into space so that Eric's family can be debt free with the ten million dollars in prize money. But, musician Eric ends up having to attempt to save the world instead.
ISBN 9781406309379
Publisher Walker Books, 2010
Mowll, Joshua
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Grinny
Tim, Beth and Mac suspect that Great Aunt Emma, Grinny, isn't what she pretends to be.
ISBN 9780003300208
Publisher HarperCollins Australia, 1984
Fisk, Nicholas
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178
Halfway across the galaxy and turn left
A family from the planet, Zyrgon, arrive on Earth after travelling half way across the galaxy and turning left.
ISBN 9780140379419
Publisher Puffin Australia, 1996
Klein, Robin
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15447
Head space: one brain, two occupants
While on school camp, Tenille has an accident that leads to a close encounter with an alien called Zem. In fact, the alien is too close, closer than she could ever imagine.
ISBN 9780143300670
Publisher Penguin, 2004
Harris, Christine
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How I alienated my grandmother
After discovering a long buried, mysterious device in his back yard, Michael inadvertently causes his Gran to become inhabited by an alien. Michael and his best friend, Elvis set out to remedy the situation, only to discover the future of the Earth is at stake. Elvis is the expert in science fiction and technology, while Michael is quick thinking and can scheme his way out of trouble, as quickly as he gets into it.
ISBN 9781775433064
Publisher Scholastic New Zealand, 2015
Main, Suzanne
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17231
How to save the universe in 10 easy steps
Cooper and Molly are twins but, on the eve of his tenth birthday, Cooper discovers Molly is actually an alien sent to protect and help him fulfil his destiny. One day, he is going to save the universe. Cooper doesn't think he has any special skills so he wonders how on earth, or rather Peregrination, is he going to do it.
ISBN 9781743319000
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2014
Rushby, Allison
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10356
Infinity Drake: Sons of Scarlatti, The
Infinity Drake, also known as Finn, is on holiday with his mad scientist uncle when they are summoned. Scarlatti, a lethal bio-weapon, has been released, with terrible consequences for mankind. Uncle Al must shrink a military team to track down and kill the beast. When Finn gets shrunk, he and three soldiers begin a desperate race to destroy the beast that's very angry and many times their size.
ISBN 9780007521593
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, UK, 2014
McNally, John
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Invasion, The
The Earth is being invaded but no one knows about it. When Jake, Rachel, Tobias, Cassie and Marco stumble upon a downed spaceship and its dying pilot, they're given an incredible power. They can transform into any animal they touch, becoming Animorphs, the unlikely champions in a secret war for the planet. And the enemies they're fighting could be anyone, even the people closest to them.
ISBN 9780545291514
Series Animorphs series (1 of 10)
Publisher Scholastic US, 2011
Applegate, K A
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Jack Mason adventure 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 Jack Mason adventure series (3 books)
Pitt, Darrell
No book cover.
14818
Journey from the centre of the earth
The story of a duck that was left behind at the centre of the earth and his friendship with a strange mushroom creature. A deeply philosophical book that deals with the eternal question, why.
ISBN 9780734403766
Publisher Thomas C Lothian Pty Ltd, 2003
Carmody, Isobelle & McBride, Marc (ill)
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Just another day
In another disastrous day at Average Primary School, fifth class horrors, Harry Harvard and Jesse Harrison, have ended up on detention. Things start looking up when Harry and Jesse notice a space ship perched in the top of the tallest tree in Average Park. The aliens on board are able to be just as much trouble as our two heroes.
ISBN 9781420276886
Series Get real series (4 of 10)
Publisher Macmillan Education Australia Pty Ltd, 2009
Kettle, Phil & Webb, Melissa (ill)
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Lady from nowhere, The
When a mysterious woman comes through the gateway's portal, she sparks a series of events more explosive than anything Amelia and Charlie have ever seen. With the precious canister still missing and evil Krskn up to his terrifying tricks, it could be the end of the Gateway Hotel....and the world!
ISBN 9781760126896
Series The Gateway series (8 books)
Publisher Hardie Grant Egmont, 2017
Jones, Cerberus
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Last day
School has almost finished for another year and Harry Harvard and Jesse Harrison are looking forward to the summer holidays. But, first they're going to make sure that the last day of school is an unforgettable one.
ISBN 9781420278279
Series Get real series (10 of 10)
Publisher Macmillan Education Australia Pty Ltd, 2009
Kettle, Phil & Webb, Melissa (ill)
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Legends (including Anniversary & League of) 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 Legends (including Anniversary & League of) series (19 books)
Panckridge, Michael
No book cover.
8343
Live action
Sam discovers that the house next to his aunt's place is being used to store action figures from all his favourite premier rugby league teams. Sam's enemy, Vipers' player Vinny Taranto, might be involved. To rescue the struggling premier league club he has bought, Vinny's father is using microchips in the action figures to control the players, via the logos on their new jumpers.
ISBN 9780207200533
Series Legends (including Anniversary & League of) series (19 books)
Publisher HarperCollins Australia, 2007
Panckridge, Michael
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Lost home world, The
When Lady Naomi's long-lost brother appears through the gateway, everyone is stunned. Finally, they might learn something about her mysterious past. But in Forgotten Bay, things are never what they seem. Is Lady Naomi's brother hiding something sinister? It will take all of Amelia's wit's to figure it out.
ISBN 9781760126889
Series The Gateway series (8 books)
Publisher Hardie Grant Egmont, 2016
Jones, Cerberus
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41350
Mechanica: a beginner's field guide
Welcome to future Earth. Despite repeated warnings, the environment has become polluted to such an extent that many areas of the globe have become uninhabitable, and wildlife is now extinct. From the ashes, a new style of wildlife is created. Wildlife that will not remain harnessed by humankind. Welcome to the world of Mechanica.
ISBN 9781760401085
Publisher The Five Mile Press Pty Ltd, 2016
Balchin, Lance
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4605
Message, The
Cassie and her friends have been having nightmares ever since they acquired the power to morph. But, when Cassie discovers that Tobias has been having the exact same dreams about the ocean and a voice that's calling to them for help, she decides it's time to start listening. Now she and the others have to figure out if the dreams are a message or a trap.
ISBN 9780545291569
Series Animorphs series (4 of 10)
Publisher Scholastic US, 2011
Applegate, K A
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Midnight mercenary, The
It's a dark and stormy night at the Gateway Hotel, and the latest intergalactic visitor is the most terrifying yet. Why has he come and who is he after? With their families and the hotel in grave danger, it's up to Amelia and Charlie to save the day!
ISBN 9781760120306
Series The Gateway series (8 books)
Publisher Hardie Grant Egmont, 2015
Jones, Cerberus
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Monster planet
Series about kids involved in Inter-Galactic adventures with the Arkies, Spartans, Halycrusians and Space sport. Some books are in graphic novel form.
ISBN 9781420211733
Series Out of this world series (1 of 16)
Publisher Macmillan Education Australia Pty Ltd, 2007
Topics / Graphic novels /
Odgers, Sally & Thomas, Georgina (ill)
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Mort
By a quirk of DNA and luck, Mortimer De Vere and his family live for millennia. It has its advantages, even when you've lived for ten thousand years longer than the average ten year old. When unwelcome visitors arrive, Mort and his sister have to deal with some of the stranger hobbies they've tried to keep secret from one another and the outside world. Today, might be one of the most eventful in Mort's very long life.
ISBN 9781742753157
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2012
Chatterton, Martin
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18699
Nicholas and the chronoporter
One of the many inventions of Nicholas is a belt that lets him travel through time. His teacher sees it as a way to gain world domination. They become locked in an hysterical, time-hopping battle that Nicholas has to win to save the world.
ISBN 9780143302001
Series Aussie chomps (17 books)
Publisher Puffin Australia, 2006
Monkfish, Rowley
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11460
Open fire
Plucked from a boring Saturday morning in the library, Napoleon is invited to join a secret project that collects information on great leaders from the big battles of history. The public librarian is not who she seems, and Napoleon meets wisecracking robots and uses cool gadgets in this adventure in which he joins Captain Frances Drake at the sinking of the Spanish armada.
ISBN 9780330425018
Series Battle boy series (1 of 15)
Publisher Pan MacMillan, 2009
Carter, Charlie & Jeffery, Russell (ill)
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Out of this world 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 Out of this world series (16 books)
Various
No book cover.
756
Pirate play
It's time for the annual Average Primary School stage show. The bad news is that Principal Dorking is the producer but the good news is that students who are chosen to be in the play will get an extra two days off school. Naturally, Harry Harvard and Jesse Harrison are not going to miss out on this deal.
ISBN 9781420278262
Series Get real series (9 of 10)
Publisher Macmillan Education Australia Pty Ltd, 2009
Kettle, Phil & Webb, Melissa (ill)
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5115
Planet Snoz
Jesse and Harry's winning streak at soccer is interrupted by Hugo and Howard, from the Planet Snoz, and their plea for interplanetary help. Hugo and Howard need a dastardly and devious plan and they both know how dastardly and devious Jesse and Harry can be. The boys must win the Interplanetary Soccer Championship and save the universe from Planet Dogsbreath.
ISBN 9781420276893
Series Get real series (5 of 10)
Publisher Macmillan Education Australia Pty Ltd, 2009
Kettle, Phil & Webb, Melissa (ill)
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Predator, The
Marco never wanted to be an Animorph. He never wanted the ability to change into any animal he touches. He just wants to chill. Whatever happens, happens.
ISBN 9780590629812
Series Animorphs series (5 of 10)
Publisher Scholastic US, 1996
Applegate, K A
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6548
Red
Red can't remember the cyclone, doesn't remember her name, where she lived or who her parents are. Is there anyone left in Sydney she can trust to help her discover who she is and why she needs to get to Melbourne so urgently.
ISBN 9781741758535
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2012
Gleeson, Libby
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Red devil down
For Napoleon, going to the library has never been so much fun and he's off to collect information from another great battle. He's supposed to be finding out who shot down the famous German World War One pilot, the Red Baron, but, instead, finds himself trying to convince a trigger-happy sergeant that he's not a spy. He even gets to try to outrun a German jeep on a rickety, old motorbike, all before the actual mission has even begun.
ISBN 9780330425025
Series Battle boy series (2 of 15)
Publisher Pan MacMillan, 2009
Carter, Charlie & Jeffery, Russell (ill)
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Ruben
Ruben's dreams were of places that made no sense to him. Places that didn't exist. At least not anymore. Ruben lives in a safe place in a city that takes everything and gives nothing back. He begins to feel that he is in danger and ventures to Block City where he meets Koji. She too has been hiding from the dangers of the industrial city and its excesses. Ruben and Koji realise that if they combine their knowledge of how the city works they can find a way to escape . . . together.
ISBN 9781743810354
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2017
Whatley, Bruce
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21738
Samurai secrets
Napoleon is going back to 13th Century Japan, to the second Mongol invasion by Kublai Khan. But, he is in for a huge shock, he's not going alone. His father, Captain Smythe is going with him and he has a huge secret.
ISBN 9780330404099
Series Battle boy series (13 of 15)
Publisher MacMillan, 2011
Carter, Charlie & Jeffery, Russell (ill)
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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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2418
Secret abyss, The
Jack is on his most dangerous case, tracking down a deadly assassin who is travelling through time, wreaking havoc.
ISBN 9781922147967
Series Jack Mason adventure series (2 of 3)
Publisher Text Publishing Co, 2014
Pitt, Darrell
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149812
Secret, The
There's something weird going on in the woods behind Ax and Tobias' place. It seems the Yeerks have figured out that Andalites cannot survive without a feeding ground. Visser Three knows the Andalites don't feed where he does, so there can only be one other place. Cassie and the Animorphs must find a way to stop a bogus logging camp. If Visser Three finds Ax in the woods, he will also find the Animorphs.
ISBN 9780590997294
Series Animorphs series (9 of 10)
Publisher Scholastic US, 1997
Applegate, K A
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32907
Shocking trouble on the planet of Shobble
The Space Brigade are on an incredible journey that will take them across infested rivers, snowy swamplands and frozen seas. Along the way they'll learn new skills, make new friends - and they might just change the planet of Shobble's history forever.
ISBN 9780330424707
Series Space brigade series (3 of 3)
Publisher Pan MacMillan, 2009
Moriarty, L M
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21737
Sky wars
This is BB005's first special MetaBook mission. MetaBooks contain multiple battles over long periods of time, and nobody has ever explored one before. In this mission, BB005 will be flying blind. There'll be no contact with the outside world, and no instruction manual.
ISBN 9780330404006
Series Battle boy series (12 of 15)
Publisher MacMillan, 2011
Carter, Charlie & Jeffery, Russell (ill)
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5798
Snooping snoopalot
Harry Harvard and Jesse Harrison have a major problem. Their friend Rocky Rockman's prehistoric pet bird is living in Average Park and tourists are coming from all around the world just to see him.
ISBN 9781420277579
Series Get real series (8 of 10)
Publisher Macmillan Education Australia Pty Ltd, 2009
Kettle, Phil & Webb, Melissa (ill)
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Space brigade 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 Space brigade series (3 books)
Moriarty, L M
No book cover.
4123
Space games
Multicultural science fiction about Johnny, who joins a team of cadets chosen to combat an alien force that threatens the world.
ISBN 9780734402738
Publisher Thomas C Lothian Pty Ltd, 2001
Carter, Mick
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34887
Space stations: cities of the future
Imagine how your life would be if you lived on a space station. See how space stations are assembled and how astronauts work and relax on board.
ISBN 9781865048796
Series X-zone series (48 books)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2005
Topics / Year 6 easy reads /
Bancks, Tristan
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111121
Space-skipper
All the kids on space station Nova are mad about three-D. Luke wants to join the team but doesn't know how.
ISBN 9781420218657
Series Out of this world series (5 of 16)
Publisher Macmillan Education Australia Pty Ltd, 2007
Odgers, Sally, Lin, Matt (ill) & Lin, Aaron (ill)
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5619
Spaced out
Centuria, a planet full of new technology and fascinating inventions. A great place for Jesse to spend his two hundred and fifty space credits that he's brought with him from Earth. But, when he rescues a human-like robot boy, Jesse must go deep into the Farlands around the city to help Michael find his family. Jesse wonders if he will be able to get back to Earth.
ISBN 9781921529917
Series Lightning strikes series (19 books)
Publisher Walker Books Australia Pty Ltd, 2011
Simons, Moya
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15076
Spaceman Bill
When Spaceman Bill lands in Sydney, supposedly from the future, he causes a sensation. Bill may not be what he appears to be.
ISBN 9781877073151
Publisher Word Weavers Press, 2004
Kelleher, Victor & Smith, Craig (ill)
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526
Starship Q
After initial mistrust, Jackson, a human boy, joins forces with young, telepathic aliens, Iyaki and Aari, to overcome a mutiny aboard a starship. A fun-packed, fast-paced, courageous adventure to save the imprisoned crew results.
ISBN 9780732992200
Publisher MacMillan, 2004
Alexander, Goldie & Hamill, Dion
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23775
Stranger, The
Rachel and the other Animorphs have finally found the new entrance to the Yeerk pool. The infamous roach morph. But, they didn't know that roaches are a Taxxon delicacy. This time, escape doesn't look so good. The Animorphs are in for their wildest trip ever. They have the chance to decide whether they want to stay on Earth and fight the Yeerks or go to another planet. The guy giving them the choice says he can save them.
ISBN 9780590997263
Series Animorphs series (7 of 10)
Publisher Scholastic US, 1997
Applegate, K A
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19169
Super soldier
Professor Perdu wants to try out her latest creation, the 2.2 metre tall super soldier, Tex. However, an accident in the Tome Tower means that a Battle Book has been sucked into another Battle Book. Together, BB005 and Tex must retrieve the missing Battle Book, before it falls into the wrong hands.
ISBN 9780330403993
Series Battle boy series (11 of 15)
Publisher Pan MacMillan, 2011
Carter, Charlie & Jeffery, Russell (ill)
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The Gateway 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 The Gateway series (8 books)
Jones, Cerberus
No book cover.
2099
Time machine, The
Harry Harvard and Jesse Harrison have found a time machine. Now, they can travel through time and do all kinds of cool things. Their average days in fifth class at Average Primary School are numbered. Harry and Jesse choose to travel to the World Cup and, of course, while they are there, they cause mayhem for the opposing French team.
ISBN 9781420276862
Series Get real series (1 of 10)
Publisher Macmillan Education Australia Pty Ltd, 2009
Kettle, Phil & Webb, Melissa (ill)
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4767
Time shifter, The
When Amelia and Charlie get caught in a time-loop at the Gateway Hotel, they are forced to live the same day over and over. Each loop brings them closer to catching a suspicious alien visitor - but also closer to danger. Can they stop time to save their lives?
ISBN 9781760126193
Series The Gateway series (8 books)
Publisher Hardie Grant Egmont, 2016
Jones, Cerberus
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5029
Timing the machine
Is H.G. Wells' legendary Time Machine still travelling into the past, the future, or lost somewhere in the here or now. Take the journey with Enoch as he tries to find out,
ISBN 9781922134530
Publisher Harbour Publishing House, 2016
Crew, Gary & O'Sullivan, Paul (ill)
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34683
Tom's Midnight Garden: Graphic novel
A graphic adaptation of Philippa Pearce's classic tale from 1958. When Tom's brother gets the measles Tom is sent away to his aunt's house for his own safety. But it is the start of the holidays and Tom could think of nothing worse. But he soon finds that the strange building and its weird occupants will begin him on the biggest and most bazaar adventure of his life. So good he might just decide never to come home. But where is Tom's midnight garden anyway? Is it the future? The past? A dream? A spellbinding fantasy, beautifully illustrated, balancing magic and science fiction in a timeless tale for readers of all ages.
ISBN 9780192747051
Publisher Oxford University Press, 2016
Pearce, Philippa & Edith
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7111
Trouble with
World-famous television interviewer, Harpo Whiney, has left the comfort of her studio and ventured to Average Primary School to interview Samantha Smithers. Sam has nominated those fifth-graders, Jesse Harrison and Harry Harvard, in a worldwide contest to find the worst-behaved children.
ISBN 9781420278255
Series Get real series (3 of 10)
Publisher Macmillan Education Australia Pty Ltd, 2009
Kettle, Phil & Webb, Melissa (ill)
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13335
Underwater war
In his most dangerous mission yet, Napoleon is going back to World War II to navigate another MetaBook, this time through the underwater wars between Allied battleships and German U-boats. Napoleon might think it's just another mission but he'll soon learn that war underwater is a tricky operation.
ISBN 9780330404327
Series Battle boy series (15 of 15)
Publisher MacMillan, 2011
Carter, Charlie & Jeffery, Russell (ill)
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Usborne beginners plus series
Any two titles read from this series can be included as official Challenge books; up to five more titles can be included as your personal choice books. To see the individual book titles and their PRC ID numbers, go to the Series lists on the Booklists page, on the website. Or, you can search for a series name or the individual titles by using the Search function on the top left hand corner of the screen.
Series Usborne beginners plus series (16 books)
Usborne
No book cover.
15909
Vampire virus
Battle Boy 005 can't believe it. Professor Perdu is sending him on a mission with a Battle Gorl - BG001. She's a virus expert, and a know-it-all. Their mission is to find and destroy the virus dracs that are sucking the life out of the Battle Books. One bossy Battle Girl + hundreds of angry dracs = Battle Boy's toughest mission yet.
ISBN 9780330425872
Series Battle boy series (7 of 15)
Publisher Pan MacMillan, 2010
Carter, Charlie & Jeffery, Russell (ill)
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4587
Visitor, The
Rachel is still reeling from the news that the Earth is secretly under attack by parasitic aliens, the Yeerks. And, that she and her friends, who have the power to morph into any animal they touch, are the planet's only defence. When it's suggested that they infiltrate the home of their assistant principal, who is a human host of the Yeerks, Rachel volunteers.
ISBN 9780545291521
Series Animorphs series (2 of 10)
Publisher Scholastic US, 2011
Applegate, K A
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4486
Warriors of Brin-Hask, The
The Gateway Hotel is open for business, and Amelia and Charlie are awaiting their newest intergalactic arrivals- the fearsome and mysterious Warriors of Brin-Hask. But the kids soon discover that the Brin-Hask aren't their only new guests. A plague of not-so ordinary rats has infested their kitchen too.
ISBN 9781760120290
Series The Gateway series (8 books)
Publisher Hardie Grant Egmont, 2017
Jones, Cerberus
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19170
White war
In 1914, it's Christmas Day on the Western front, near the town of Ypres in Belgium. There's something big that Professor Perdu is not telling Battle Boy. His mission begins knee-deep in mud, in the middle of No Man's Land, where Battle Boy encounters the last person he is expecting to meet.
ISBN 9780330403870
Series Battle boy series (9 of 15)
Publisher Pan MacMillan, 2010
Carter, Charlie & Jeffery, Russell (ill)
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25092
Wicked war on the planet of whimsy, The
Nicola Berry, Earthling Ambassador and leader of the Space Brigade, receives the terrible news that Shimlara's family have been kidnapped and are being held captive on the Planet of Whimsy, the most beautiful planet in the universe, by the scaly inhabitants of Volcanomania. Space Brigade to the rescue.
ISBN 9780330425391
Series Space brigade series (2 of 3)
Publisher Pan MacMillan, 2009
Moriarty, L M
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67847
Worlds next door
Let your imagination wander and wonder. Science fiction, fantasy, humour and horror feature in twenty-five diverse, short stories by well-known and new Australian authors.
ISBN 9780980777017
Publisher FableCroft Publishing, 2010
Wessely, Tehani (ed)
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35058
Worldshaker
Worldshaker, a gigantic mobile city, is cruising the world, wreaking ecological havoc. It's a relic of Victorian England, with a Queen and class system of lords above and Filthies below. Col has been chosen as the next Supreme Commander but with the escape of a girl, Filthy Col's safe, elite world is about to fall apart.
ISBN 9781741757095
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2009
Harland, Richard
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475
Wrinkle in time, A
Meg, her brother, Charles, and Calvin, their best friend, search for Meg's scientist father. An unearthly visitor takes them on a fantastic voyage to rescue him.
ISBN 9780440498056
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 1998
L'Engle, Madeleine
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X-zone series
Non-fiction titles on a variety of topics of interest to boys in particular. Around 30 pages each, with colourful visual prompts will attract reluctant readers.
Series X-zone series (48 books)
Bancks, Tristan
No book cover.

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