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21169
Ali's story
Ten year old Ali is a refugee. Accompanied by his grandmother, Ali had to flee his home country of Afghanistan to avoid the conflicts caused by war. In his own words, Ali documents his feelings of alienation, separation and suffering, and the thread of hope that helped him overcome his ordeal.
ISBN 9780750292078
Series Seeking refuge series (5 books)
Publisher Wayland, 2016
Topics / Displacement /
Glynne, Andy & Maldonado, Salvador (ill)
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Amazing Australian women
In this book you'll meet twelve amazing Australian women who have changed the world, in small ways and large. Some of them are world famous, like Annette Kellerman and Nellie Melba. Some of them are famous in Australia, like Mary Reibey and Edith Cowan. And all of them deserve to be famous, and admired. They represent the warriors, artists, business owners, scientists, singers, politicians, actors, athletes, adventurers, activists and innovators of Australia.
ISBN 9780734418456
Publisher Lothian Books, 2018
Freeman, Pamela & Beer, Sophie (ill)
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Amazing discoveries of 100 brilliant scientists, The
From atoms to Xrays and from the Big Bang to the Internet, brilliant breakthroughs by successful scientists have changed the world again and again. Dip inside this intriguing book to read the stories of 100 scientists and their amazing discoveries!
ISBN 9781474950800
Publisher Usborne Publishing Ltd, 2020
Wheatley, Abigail & Dupond, Leonard (ill)
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Aussie Heroes 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 Aussie Heroes series (4 books)
Various
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Australian bushrangers 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 Australian bushrangers series (5 books)
Smith, Jane
No book cover.
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Ben Hall
Ben Hall, sometimes referred to as the 'gentleman bushranger', was the son of poor ex-convicts. Initially, he was hard-working and respected, but he was influenced by notorious bushranger, Frank Gardiner. Ben Hall and his gang committed hundreds of robberies, many of which were violent. For a time, Hall had the support of the public, who respected his daring and courage and admired him for outwitting the police.
ISBN 9781922132697
Series Australian bushrangers series (5 books)
Publisher Big Sky Publishing, 2014
Smith, Jane
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Camille and the sunflowers
One day, a stranger arrives in Camille's town. He has a straw hat and a yellow beard. The man turns out to be the artist Vincent van Gogh. This is an introduction to the great painter, seen through the eyes of a young boy entranced by his painting.
ISBN 9780711210509
Series Famous artists (Anholt) series (10 books)
Publisher Frances Lincoln, 2001
Anholt, Laurence
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Captain Moonlite
In 1869, a small town was outraged by the hold-up of the local bank by a masked villain, calling himself 'Captain Moonlight'. He turned out to be the new lay preacher, Andrew George Scott. On his release from prison, Moonlight led a ragged bunch of young desperadoes to stage a siege, ending in a shoot-out and the death of a policeman. Find out about his life, from his birth in Ireland to his death on the gallows.
ISBN 9781922132581
Series Australian bushrangers series (5 books)
Publisher Big Sky Publishing, 2014
Smith, Jane
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Captain Starlight
Two men were known as Captain Starlight. The first, Frank Pearson, left his practice as a doctor, stole a horse and began a bushranging spree, ending in a shoot-out and a policeman's death. He had so many aliases that his real name is unknown. The second 'Starlight' was Henry Readford who stole one thousand head of cattle. Find out about the lives of these two bushrangers, known for very different reasons.
ISBN 9781922132710
Series Australian bushrangers series (5 books)
Publisher Big Sky Publishing, 2014
Smith, Jane
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Captain Thunderbolt
Frederick Wordsworth Ward, known as 'Captain Thunderbolt' was a bushranger who plagued New South Wales for almost seven years. Thunderbolt was intelligent, charming and a great storyteller who enjoyed much public support despite his crimes. Although a horse thief and highway robber, Thunderbolt has become something of a romantic figure. Many legends abound, however, the truth is quite a different story.
ISBN 9781922132574
Series Australian bushrangers series (5 books)
Publisher Big Sky Publishing, 2014
Smith, Jane
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Caroline Chisholm
Caroline Chisholm was a woman of incredible spirit, courage and compassion. Despite a privileged upbringing, she had a strong sense of social justice and was directly responsible for improving the lives of young female migrants to Sydney; finding work and housing for women and families; improving the standards on board the migrant ships and reuniting convicts with their wives and children.
ISBN 9781921928482
Series Aussie Heroes series (4 books)
Publisher New Frontier Publishing, 2014
McCartney, Tania
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Cezanne and the apple boy
Young Paul joins his father, artist Paul Cezanne, on a painting expedition in the mountains of southern France. The artist enjoys painting portraits of his apple-cheeked son but most of his paintings are landscapes of the mountain country where they are camping. The local people think the paintings are poor and laugh at his efforts. But, a picture dealer from Paris, who happens to be in the region, believes Cezanne's paintings are wonderful. Soon, Cezanne becomes famous and wealthy.
ISBN 9781847806048
Series Famous artists (Anholt) series (10 books)
Publisher Frances Lincoln, 2015
Anholt, Laurence
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Dame Nellie Melba
As a young girl, Helen Porter wanted to sing on the stage and she pursued her dream of being a great opera star. She changed her name to reflect her Melbourne heritage and, in 1987, made her operatic debut. She went on to sing in all the great opera houses in Europe and became Australia's first great diva. During World War I, she held many fundraising concerts for the war effort.
ISBN 9781921042645
Series Aussie Heroes series (4 books)
Publisher New Frontier Publishing, 2010
Marin, Gabiann & Dale, Rae (ill)
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Degas and the little dancer
Marie dreams of becoming the most famous ballerina in the world. When she joins the ballet school in Paris, she notices a fierce man sitting at the side, sketching the dancers. The man is the painter, Edgar Degas, and his clay model of Marie does, indeed, make her the most famous dancer of all.
ISBN 9781847808141
Series Famous artists (Anholt) series (10 books)
Publisher HarperCollins Australia, 2016
Anholt, Laurence
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Famous artists (Anholt) 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 Famous artists (Anholt) series (10 books)
Various
No book cover.
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Frank Gardiner
Handsome, clever, charismatic and dangerous, Frank Gardiner inspired many young men to abandon the drudgery of their work and turn to highway robbery. He led the infamous robbery at Eugowra Rocks, escaping and running a successful public house until his controversial arrest. Respectable citizens petitioned successfully on his behalf and Gardiner was released early from gaol, amid a storm of controversy.
ISBN 9781922132673
Series Australian bushrangers series (5 books)
Publisher Big Sky Publishing, 2014
Smith, Jane
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Frida Kahlo and the bravest girl in the world
When Marianna goes to Frida Kahlo's house to be painted by the famous Mexican artist, she is scared. The beautiful lady keeps exotic pets and she's heard that Frida keeps a skeleton in her bedroom. But, as Frida paints Marianna, their friendship grows. Frida talks about her life while Marianna discovers how love, determination and courage can give you wings to fly.
ISBN 9781847806666
Series Famous artists (Anholt) series (10 books)
Publisher Frances Lincoln, 2016
Anholt, Laurence
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Good enough for a sheep station
As a boy, the author, David Cox, lived on a sheep station in the dusty outback of Queensland. His lessons came in a brown envelope but, out of doors, his dad was his teacher. David learned the stockman's skills of breaking in and riding horses, mustering sheep and cattle, and how to survive the hardships of drought. When they were out riding, his father would tell interesting stories about old times and characters.
ISBN 9781743319031
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2015
Cox, David
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Hamid's story
With his mother, ten year old Hamid flees Eritrea to escape the war and the government threats to his family. In his own words, Hamid reveals the hardships and suffering experienced by refugees, trying to rebuild their lives. With little understanding of the language and culture in a new country, Hamid's life is very challenging. Even when things start to get easier, the horrors of the war are never far from his thoughts.
ISBN 9780750292818
Series Seeking refuge series (5 books)
Publisher Wayland, 2016
Topics / Displacement /
Glynne, Andy & Senior, Tom (ill)
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Hattie
Hattie lives just outside of nowhere, right next door to no one at all. Her house is red and has its own name. There are jabbering ducks in the duck house and hens that wander and poop in her mother's flowerbeds. Hattie has a dog called Tacka and own stripy outdoor cats, Havana and Stick. Hattie has been waiting forever for school to start. She's looking forward to it so much, she might burst.
ISBN 9781776572717
Publisher Gecko Press, 2020
Nilsson, Frida & Wirsen, Stina (ill)
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History mysteries 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 History mysteries series (4 books)
Greenwood, Mark
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History mysteries: Lasseter's gold
A young, out of work seventeen year old Queenslander rides out into the centre of Australia on horseback to find adventure. He returns with meal bags of rubies and fantastical tale of an Australian gold reef bigger than any ever seen. This is the story of Harold Lasseter and the financed exploration party who returned over thirty years later and what they found.
ISBN 9780143309321
Series History mysteries series (4 books)
Publisher Penguin Random House Australia, 2017
Greenwood, Mark
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History mysteries: The last tiger
In 1936, hunted and trapped by European farmers, the last few Tasmanian Tigers take refuge in the forests of Tasmania. But even after the last-known tiger dies alone and neglected in a zoo, people claim to have sighted this amazing creature. No one can prove it still exists, until a determined searcher and modern science provide a glimmer of hope.
ISBN 9780143309253
Series History mysteries series (4 books)
Publisher Penguin Books Australia, 2017
Greenwood, Mark
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History mysteries: The lost explorer
In 1848 the famous explorer Ludwig Leichhardt sets out on an epic journey. His aim is to cross Australia from east to west, but he never reaches his destination and no one from his expedition is ever seen again. Countless search parties set out to look for the expedition but no trace is ever found. Until a young boy is given an artefact with an incredible story...
ISBN 9780143309277
Series History mysteries series (4 books)
Publisher Penguin Books Australia, 2017
Greenwood, Mark
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How did I get here?
The (unauthorised) biography of you, and the story of all of us. Charting from the Big Bang to birth, Philip Bunting takes us on a journey back to the start of time (in about the time it takes to eat your breakfast!) A hilarious, and beautifully illustrated book, designed to raise more questions than it answers.
ISBN 9781742769684
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2018
Topics / STEM / Biography /
Bunting, Philip
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I am Jazz
Jazz always knew she was different from other kids. She had a girl's brain and a boy's body. This is her story. Based on the real-life experience of co-author, Jazz Jennings.
ISBN 9780803741072
Publisher Dial Books (Penguin), 2014
Herthel, Jessica & Jennings, Jazz & McNicholas, Shelagh (ill)
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Kicking goals with Goodesy and Magic
Australian Football League (AFL) legends, Adam Goodes and Michael O'Loughlin, are blood brothers and great mates. They are also two of the best footballers ever to play for the Sydney Swans. Between them, they played over six hundred and fifty games, and kicked over nine hundred goals. Find out what Goodesy and Magic were like when they were kids, what kind of scrapes they got into at school, and what it was like to go from being normal teenagers to AFL superstars.
ISBN 9781863958530
Publisher Black Ink Press, 2016
Heiss, Anita & Goodes, Adam & O'Loughlin, Michael
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Leonardo and the flying boy
Zoro is a little boy in seventeenth century Italy, long before airplanes flew in the sky. But, Zoro is also an apprentice to the artist and inventor, Leonardo da Vinci, who is experimenting with a revolutionary flying machine.
ISBN 9781847808165
Series Famous artists (Anholt) series (10 books)
Publisher Frances Lincoln, 2016
Topics / STEM /
Anholt, Laurence
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Little people, big dreams 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 Little people, big dreams series (25 books)
Various
No book cover.
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Little people, big dreams: Ada Lovelace
Meet Ada Lovelace, the British mathematician and daughter of poet Lord Byron. From her early love of logic, to her plans for the worlds first computer program, learn about Ada's life in this beautifully illustrated biography.
ISBN 9781786030757
Series Little people, big dreams series (25 books)
Publisher Frances Lincoln, 2018
Sanchez Vegara, Maria Isabel & Yamamoto, Zafouko (ill)
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Little people, big dreams: Agatha Christie
Learn all about Agatha Christie, who taught herself to read at the age of five, on her journey to becoming the most famous crime writer of all time. This inspiring and informative little biography comes with extra facts about Agatha's life at the back.
ISBN 9781847809599
Series Little people, big dreams series (25 books)
Publisher Frances Lincoln, 2017
Sanchez Vegara, Maria Isabel & Munso, Elisa (ill)
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Little people, big dreams: Alan Turing
Discover the life of Alan Turing, the genius code cracker and father of theoretical computer science and artificial intelligence.
ISBN 9780711246775
Series Little people, big dreams series (25 books)
Publisher Frances Lincoln, 2020
Sanchez Vegara, Maria Isabel & Lindsay, Ashling (ill)
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Little people, big dreams: Amelia Earhart
Find out about Amelia Earhart, whose strong will and self-belief helped her overcome prejudice and technical problems to become the first female flyer to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean.
ISBN 9781847808851
Series Little people, big dreams series (25 books)
Publisher Frances Lincoln, 2016
Sanchez Vergara, Maria Isabel & Diamantes, Maria (ill)
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Little people, big dreams: Anne Frank
Little Anne was born in Germany to a liberal Jewish family. But when the Nazis came into power she was forced to go into hiding with her family. With innovative illustrations and extra facts at the back, this empowering series celebrates the important life stories of wonderful women of the world. From designers and artists to scientists, all of them went on to achieve incredible things, yet all of them began life as a little child with a dream.
ISBN 9781786032928
Series Little people, big dreams series (25 books)
Publisher Frances Lincoln, 2018
Sanchez Vegara, M.Isabel & Dorosheva, Sveta (ill)
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Little people, big dreams: Astrid Lindgren
Discover how Astrid Lindgren grew up to become one of the world's best-loved authors, and the creator of the irresistible Pippi Longstocking.
ISBN 9781786037626
Series Little people, big dreams series (25 books)
Publisher Frances Lincoln, 2020
Sanchez Vegara, Maria Isabel & Hunter, Linzie (ill)
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Little people, big dreams: Audrey Hepburn
In the Little People, Big Dreams series, discover the lives of outstanding people from designers and artists to scientists. All of them went on to achieve incredible things, yet all of them began life as a little child with a dream. This book follows the life of Audrey Hepburn, from her early life during World War Two, to ballet school, her acting career and UNICEF work. This inspiring and informative little biography comes with extra facts about Audrey's life at the back.
ISBN 9781786030528
Series Little people, big dreams series (25 books)
Publisher Frances Lincoln, 2018
Sanchez Vegara, Maria Isabel & Arrazola, Amaia (ill)
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Little people, big dreams: Bob Dylan
In this book from the critically acclaimed Little People, Big Dreams series, discover the inspiring story of this iconic singer-songwriter, poet and artist.
ISBN 9780711246744
Series Little people, big dreams series (25 books)
Publisher Frances Lincoln, 2020
Sanchez Vegara, Maria Isabel & Roset, Conrad (ill)
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Little people, big dreams: Bruce Lee
In this book from the critically acclaimed, multimillion-copy bestselling Little People, BIG DREAMS series, discover the life of Bruce Lee, the martial artist and Hollywood film star.
ISBN 9781786033352
Series Little people, big dreams series (25 books)
Publisher Frances Lincoln, 2019
Sanchez Vegara, Maria Isabel & Bustos, Miguel (ill)
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Little people, big dreams: Coco Chanel
Find out about Coco Chanel, from her early life in an orphanage, where she was a genius with needle and thread, to her time as a cabaret singer, hat maker, and, eventually, international fashion designer.
ISBN 9781847807847
Series Little people, big dreams series (25 books)
Publisher Frances Lincoln, 2016
Sanchez Vergara, Maria Isabel & Albero, Ana (ill)
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Little people, big dreams: David Bowie
As a child, young David had a head full of songs and ideas. He was inspired by the pop and mod scenes in Britain to pick up the saxophone. After earning his stripes in some of the coolest bands in London, David splashed onto the solo scene. His songwriting talent and musical skill made him one of rock and roll's all-time greatest artists.
ISBN 9781786038036
Series Little people, big dreams series (25 books)
Publisher Frances Lincoln, 2019
Topics / Biography /
Sanchez Vegara, Maria Isabel & Albero, Ana (ill)
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Little people, big dreams: Ella Fitzgerald
Meet Ella Fitzgerald, one of the most influential jazz singers of all time. This mini biography charts Ella's life, from her early singing days on the streets of Harlem, to her success as a jazz legend, with the message: 'It's not where you come from, but where you're going that counts.' This inspiring story of the First Lady of Song features a facts and photos section at the back.
ISBN 9781786030863
Series Little people, big dreams series (25 books)
Publisher Frances Lincoln, 2018
Sanchez Vegara, Maria Isabel & Alca, Barbara (ill)
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Little people, big dreams: Emmeline Pankhurst
As a child, Emmeline Pankhurst was shocked at the inequality of men and women that she saw all around her. When she grew up, she never stopped fighting for women to get the vote, inspiring other women to demonstrate, go on hunger strike and protest for the cause. This inspiring and informative little biography comes with extra facts about Emmeline's life at the back.
ISBN 9781786030191
Series Little people, big dreams series (25 books)
Publisher Frances Lincoln, 2018
Kaiser, Lisbeth & Sanfelippo, Ana (ill)
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Little people, big dreams: Evonne Goolagong
In this book from the critically acclaimed, multimillion-copy bestselling Little People, BIG DREAMS series, discover the life of Evonne Goolagong, the inspiring indigenous Australian tennis player.
ISBN 9780711245853
Series Little people, big dreams series (25 books)
Publisher Frances Lincoln, 2020
Sanchez Vegara, Maria Isabel & Koesterke, Lisa (ill)
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Little people, big dreams: Frida Kahlo
Find out about Frida Kahlo, whose desire to study medicine was destroyed by a childhood accident. Frida began painting from her bed and produced over one hundred and forty works, culminating in a solo exhibition in America.
ISBN 9781847807700
Series Little people, big dreams series (25 books)
Publisher Frances Lincoln, 2016
Sanchez Vergara, Maria Isabel & Fan, Eng Gee (ill)
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Little people, big dreams: Georgia O'Keeffe
As a child, little Georgia viewed the world differently from other people. She roamed outdoors with her sketch book, while other girls played. As an adult, she painted all day. From New York City to New Mexico, she was influenced by the landscapes of her environment. With stylish and quirky illustrations and extra facts at the back, this empowering series celebrates the important life stories of wonderful women of the world. From designers and artists to scientists, all of them went on to achieve incredible things, yet all of them began life as a little child with a dream.
ISBN 9781786031211
Series Little people, big dreams series (25 books)
Publisher Frances Lincoln, 2018
Sanchez Vegara, Maria Isabel & Salcedo, Erica (ill)
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little people, big dreams: Greta Thunberg
When young Greta learned of the climate crisis she stopped talking. She couldn't understand why people in power were not doing anything to save our Earth. One day she started striking from school in her 'School Strike for Climate'. Soon, lots more young people joined her in a global movement that shook adults and politicians alike. She had found her voice and uses it to inspire humans to action with her powerful message: "No one is too small to make a difference."
ISBN 9780711256439
Series Little people, big dreams series (25 books)
Publisher Frances Lincoln, 2020
Sanchez Vegara, Maria Isabel & Weckmann, Anke (ill)
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Little people, big dreams: Harriet Tubman
Little Harriet was born into slavery in Maryland and laboured in the fields from the age of 12. But as an adult, she escaped, freeing herself before returning back to lead hundreds of enslaved African Americans to freedom with great bravery and courage. Harriet sacrificed so much of her life for others, eventually working for the army in the Civil War and then promoting women's voting rights until she retired in Auburn, New York. With stylish and quirky illustrations and extra facts at the back, this empowering series celebrates the important life stories of wonderful women of the world.
ISBN 9781786032898
Series Little people, big dreams series (25 books)
Publisher Frances Lincoln, 2018
Sanchez Vegara, Maria Isabel & Aguado, Pili (ill)
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Little people, big dreams: Jane Austen
Little Jane grew up in a big family that loved learning and she often read from her father's library. In her teenage years she began to write in bound notebooks and craft her own novels. As an adult, Jane created stories that shone a light on the English upper classes and provided a witty social commentary of the time, creating a new dialogue for female characters in books.
ISBN 9781786031198
Series Little people, big dreams series (25 books)
Publisher Frances Lincoln, 2018
Sanchez Vegara, Maria Isabel & Wilson, Katie (ill)
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Little people, big dreams: Jane Goodall
As an adult, Jane travelled to Tanzania to study chimpanzees in a new way - by living with them in their habitat. This is how Jane made many discoveries that people had missed. With stylish and quirky illustrations and extra facts at the back, this empowering series celebrates the important life stories of wonderful women of the world. From designers and artists to scientists, all of them went on to achieve incredible things, yet all of them began life as a little child with a dream.
ISBN 9781786032942
Series Little people, big dreams series (25 books)
Publisher Frances Lincoln, 2018
Sanchez Vegara, Maria Isabel & Cerocchi (ill)
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Little people, big dreams: Jesse Owens
In this book from the critically acclaimed, multimillion-copy bestselling Little People, BIG DREAMS series, discover the life of Jesse Owens, the great track and field star.
ISBN 9780711245822
Series Little people, big dreams series (25 books)
Publisher Frances Lincoln, 2020
Sanchez Vegara, Maria Isabel & Jansen, Anna Katharina (ill)
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Little people, big dreams: Josephine Baker
Little Josephine grew up in St Louis, Missouri during segregation. But Josephine loved to dance and perform and dreamed of being on stage. When she grew up, Josephine defied expectations and left for Paris, where audiences fell in love with her. She fought against segregation her whole life and kept going with style, whatever was thrown in her way. With stylish and quirky illustrations and extra facts at the back, this empowering series celebrates the important life stories of wonderful women of the world. From designers and artists to scientists, all of them went on to achieve incredible things, yet all of them began life as a little child with a dream.
ISBN 9781786032911
Series Little people, big dreams series (25 books)
Publisher Frances Lincoln, 2018
Sanchez Vegara, M.Isabel & Sorlet, Agathe (ill)
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Little people, big dreams: L M Montgomery
From the critically acclaimed Little People, BIG DREAMS series, discover the incredible life of Lucy Maud Montgomery, the famous Canadian author of Anne of Green Gables.
ISBN 9781786032959
Series Little people, big dreams series (25 books)
Publisher Frances Lincoln, 2018
Sanchez Vegara, Maria Isabel & Allepuz, Anuska (ill)
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Little people, big dreams: Mahatma Gandhi
As a young teenager in India, Gandhi led a rebellious life and went against his parents' values. But as a young man, he started to form beliefs of his own that harked back to the Hindu principles of his childhood.
ISBN 9781786033345
Series Little people, big dreams series (25 books)
Publisher Frances Lincoln, 2019
Topics / Biography /
Sanchez Vegara, Maria Isabel & Arrayas, Albert (ill)
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Little people, big dreams: Maria Montessori
Maria grew up in Italy at a time when girls didn't receive an equal education to boys. But Maria's mother was supportive of her dreams, and Maria went on to study medicine. She later became an early years expert - founding schools with her revolutionary educational theories and changing the lives of many children. This moving book features stylish and quirky illustrations and extra facts at the back, including a biographical timeline with historical photos and a detailed profile of the educator's life.
ISBN 9781786037534
Series Little people, big dreams series (25 books)
Publisher Frances Lincoln, 2019
Sanchez Vegara, Maria Isabel & Martin, Raquel (ill)
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Little people, big dreams: Marie Curie
Learn all about Marie Curie, whose love of learning helped her to revolutionise the fight against cancer with her discovery of radium and polonium. This inspiring and informative little biography comes with extra facts about Marie's life at the back.
ISBN 9781847809612
Series Little people, big dreams series (25 books)
Publisher Frances Lincoln, 2017
Sanchez Vegara, Maria Isabel & Isa, Frau (ill)
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Little People, Big Dreams: Martin Luther King Jr
Little Martin grew up in Atlanta to a long line of preachers: his dad was a preacher, his uncle was a preacher, his grandfather was a preacher...so maybe he'd become a great preacher, too. One day, a friend invited him to play at his house. Martin was shocked when his mother wouldn't let him in because he was black. That day he realized there was something terribly unfair going on. Martin believed that no-one should remain silent and accept something if it's wrong. And he promised himself that - when he grew up - he'd fight injustice with the most powerful weapon of all: words.
ISBN 9780711245679
Series Little people, big dreams series (25 books)
Publisher Frances Lincoln, 2020
Sanchez Vegara, Maria Isabel & Degnan, Mai Ly (ill)
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Little people, big dreams: Mary Shelley
When Mary Shelley was a little girl, she used to write stories beneath the trees in her garden. As an adult, Mary was inspired by this same imagination to create a ghost story, which became the famous novel: Frankenstein. This gripping book features stylish and quirky illustrations and extra facts at the back, including a biographical timeline with historical photos and a detailed profile of the novelists life.
ISBN 9781786037473
Series Little people, big dreams series (25 books)
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2019
Sanchez Vergara, Maria Isabel & Bryksenkova, Yelena (ill)
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Little people, big dreams: Maya Angelou
Find out about Maya Angelou, from her early traumatic childhood to her time as a singer, actress, civil rights campaigner until she became one of America's most beloved writers.
ISBN 9781847808905
Series Little people, big dreams series (25 books)
Publisher Frances Lincoln, 2016
Kaiser, Lisbeth & Salaberria, Leire (ill)
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Little people, big dreams: Mother Teresa
Agnes (later to become Mother Teresa) was born in Skopje, Macedonia. From an early age, she knew she wanted to dedicate herself to religion. She was fascinated by stories of missionaries helping people and wanted to do the same. She spent the rest of her life caring for the sick and poor around the world and is now remembered as Saint Teresa of Calcutta. This moving book features stylish and quirky illustrations and extra facts at the back, including a biographical timeline with historical photos and a detailed profile of Mother Teresa's amazing life.
ISBN 9781786032904
Series Little people, big dreams series (25 books)
Publisher Frances Lincoln, 2018
Sanchez Vegara, Maria Isabel & Rosenberg, Natascha (ill)
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Little people, big dreams: Muhammad Ali
When he was little, Muhammad Ali had his bicycle stolen. He wanted to fight the thief, but a policeman told him him to learn how to box first. After training hard in the gym, Muhammad developed a strong jab and an even stronger work ethic. His smart thinking and talking earned him the greatest title in boxing: Heavyweight Champion of the World. This moving book features stylish and quirky illustrations and extra facts at the back, including a biographical timeline with historical photos and a detailed profile of 'The Greatest's' life.
ISBN 9781786037336
Series Little people, big dreams series (25 books)
Publisher Frances Lincoln, 2019
Sanchez Vegara, Maria Isabel & Brosmind (ill)
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Little people, big dreams: Rosa Parks
All of them achieved incredible things, yet each began life as a child with a dream. Rosa Parks grew up during segregation in Alabama, but she was taught to respect herself and stand up for her rights. In 1955, Rosa refused to give up her seat to a white man on a segregated bus, sparking the Montgomery Bus Boycott. Her decision had a huge impact on civil rights, eventually leading to the end of segregation on public transport. Rosa has been described as The Mother of the Freedom Movement; this inspiring story of her life features facts and photos.
ISBN 9781786030177
Series Little people, big dreams series (25 books)
Publisher Frances Lincoln, 2018
Kaiser, Lisbeth & Antelo, Marta (ill)
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Little people, big dreams: Rudolf Nureyev
New in the critically acclaimed Little People, BIG DREAMS series, discover the life of Rudolf Nureyev, one of the greatest male ballet dancers of all time.
ISBN 9781786033369
Series Little people, big dreams series (25 books)
Publisher Frances Lincoln, 2019
Sanchez Vegara, Maria Isabel & Arosio, Eleonora (ill)
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Little people, big dreams: Stephen Hawking
When Stephen Hawking was a little boy, he used to stare up at the stars and wonder about the universe. Although he was never top of the class, his curiosity took him to the best universities in England: Oxford and Cambridge. It also led him to make one of the biggest scientific discoveries of the 20th century: Hawking radiation. This moving book features stylish and quirky illustrations and extra facts at the back, including a biographical timeline with historical photos and a detailed profile of the brilliant physicist's life.
ISBN 9781786037329
Series Little people, big dreams series (25 books)
Publisher Frances Lincoln, 2019
Sanchez Vegara, Maria Isabel & Hunt, Matt (ill)
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Little people, big dreams: Vivienne Westwood
When Vivienne was young, she wasn't sure how a working class girl from England could make a living in the art world. But after discovering her passion for design and jewellery making, she erupted onto the fashion scene with a bang. Vivienne's designs became iconic, and she became famous for letting her clothes speak for themselves. This moving book features stylish and quirky illustrations and extra facts at the back, including a biographical timeline with historical photos and a detailed profile of the designer's life.
ISBN 9781786037565
Series Little people, big dreams series (25 books)
Publisher Frances Lincoln, 2019
Sanchez Vegara, Maria Isabel & Callaghan, Laura (ill)
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Little people, big dreams: Wilma Rudolph
Wilma was born into a family with 22 brothers and sisters, in the segregated southern states of America. She contracted polio in her early years and her doctors said she would never walk again. But Wilma persisted with treatment, and she recovered her strength by the age of 12. At school, Wilma showed a talent for basketball and sprinting, earning the nickname 'Skeeter' (mosquito) as she ran so fast. Wilma was in college when she went to the 1960 Olympics. She not only won gold in sprint events, but also broke world records with her sprinting skill. She had beaten polio to become an Olympic champion. She is a huge inspiration to many women in sports around the world. This moving book features stylish and quirky illustrations and extra facts at the back, including a biographical timeline with historical photos and a detailed profile of the athlete's life.
ISBN 9781786037503
Series Little people, big dreams series (25 books)
Publisher Frances Lincoln, 2019
Sanchez Vegara, Maria Isabel & Flower, Amelia (ill)
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Little people, big dreams: Zaha Hadid
New in the critically acclaimed Little People, Big Dreams series, discover the incredible life of Zaha Hadid, the Queen of Architecture.
ISBN 9781786037442
Series Little people, big dreams series (25 books)
Publisher Frances Lincoln, 2019
Sanchez Vergara, Maria Isabel & Fan, Amar, Asun (ill)
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Magical garden of Claude Monet, The
Julie wishes she had a garden so her mother takes her to visit Monet's garden at Givenchy. A wonderful introduction to the artist, Claude Monet.
ISBN 9780711221048
Series Famous artists (Anholt) series (10 books)
Publisher Frances Lincoln, 2003
Anholt, Laurence
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Mandawuy Yunupingu
The story of a respected indigenous role model, Mandawuy Yunupingu, who has been a school principal and a rock star. Includes great photos, a glossary and a personal profile.
ISBN 9781865044859
Series Reconciliation - for younger students series (6 of 10)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2002
Hall, Beth
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Mary MacKillop: Australia's first saint
Mary MacKillop (1842-1909) is Australia's first saint. This is her story from ordinary girl to saint. "We must teach more by example that by word."
ISBN 9781921928192
Series Aussie Heroes series (4 books)
Publisher New Frontier Publishing, 2012
Marin, Gabiann & Grzegrzolka, Angela (ill)
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Matisse: King of colour
When Monique, a young nurse, steps into the home of an elderly patient, she sees rooms filled with the most vivid colour she's ever seen. Her patient is the artist Henri Matisse and they become good friends. When Monique enters a convent as a nursing nun, she discovers that her religious order is very poor and doesn't have it's own chapel. Matisse helps by developing a sketch by Monique into a brilliant set of stained-glass chapel windows, and uses his influence to raise enough money to build the chapel.
ISBN 9781847800435
Series Famous artists (Anholt) series (10 books)
Publisher Frances Lincoln, 2015
Anholt, Laurence
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Meet Nellie Melba
Dame Nellie Melba was Australia's first classical music star. The beauty of her singing was celebrated around the globe. She was appointed Dame Commander, OBE, for her enormous fundraising efforts during World War I. Today, she is commemorated on Australia's one hundred dollar banknote. This is the story of how she rose to fame, and how she brought opera to Australians in the city and the bush.
ISBN 9780143780298
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2016
Brian, Janeen & Murphy, Claire (ill)
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Mum Shirl
The story of Mum Shirl, an Australian Indigenous woman, who unselfishly helped Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal people. Includes great photographs, newspaper clippings and a biography.
ISBN 9781865044866
Series Reconciliation - for younger students series (7 of 10)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2002
Lau, Karen
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Old enough to save the planet
Meet kids around the world, kids just like you, who are making a positive different to take action against climate change. Learn about the work that they do and discover how the future of our planet starts with you.
ISBN 9781916180529
Publisher Magic Cat Publishing, 2020
Kirby, Loll & Lirius, Adelina (ill)
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Picasso and the girl with the ponytail
Sylvette is a shy little girl whose neighbor happens to be the artist Pablo Picasso. Attracted by Sylvette's classical facial profile and her lovely ponytail hair style, Picasso convinces her to overcome her shyness and pose for a series of artworks. These drawings, paintings and sculptures soon became world famous and encouraged Sylvette to abandon her shyness. Eventually, she began a career as a fine artist.
ISBN 9780764138539
Series Famous artists (Anholt) series (10 books)
Publisher Barron's Educational Series, 2007
Anholt, Laurence
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Professor Fred Hollows
Fred Hollows qualified as an eye doctor in New Zealand and later moved to Australia. He restored sight to more than one million people. He worked in remote and Aboriginal communities, providing much needed aid, often for free. Working in Nepal and Eritrea, his factories, run by local people, produced three million lenses for ten dollars each. He believed that curing blindness gave people back their independence.
ISBN 9781921042751
Series Aussie Heroes series (4 books)
Publisher New Frontier Publishing, 2012
Edwards, Hazel & Reynolds, Pat (ill)
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Rachel's story
Rachel is thirteen and a refugee. With her family, she flees her home country to escape the persecution they suffer as Christians living in a predominantly Muslim country. In her own words, Rachel describes the hostility and rejection of their community, as well as the courage and resilience they show in the face of immigration authorities, detention centres, and deportation. She shares the problems and challenges of settling in their new country.
ISBN 9780750278881
Series Seeking refuge series (5 books)
Publisher Wayland, 2016
Topics / Displacement /
Glynne, Andy & Maldonado, Salvador (ill)
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Reconciliation - for younger students 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 Reconciliation - for younger students series (10 books)
Various
No book cover.
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Right word, The: Roget and his thesaurus
For shy, young Peter Mark Roget, books were his best companions and it wasn't long before he began writing his own. But, he didn't write stories, he wrote lists. Peter took his love for words and turned it to organising ideas, and finding exactly the right word to express just what he thought. His lists grew and grew, eventually turning into one of the most important reference books of all time.
ISBN 9780802853851
Publisher Eerdmans Books, 2014
Bryant, Jen & Sweet, Melissa (ill)
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Seeking refuge 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 Seeking refuge series (5 books)
Various
No book cover.
582934
Six dots: A story of young Louis Braille
Louis wanted to read. But there were no books for blind children. And so he invented an alphabet that he could read by touch. Each letter was formed from just six raised dots. Now the world of books was at his fingertips.
ISBN 9780449813379
Publisher Penguin Random House Australia, 2016
Topics / Biography /
Bryant, Jen & Kulikov, Boris (ill)
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Super sporty girls
Many Australian Sportswomen are kicking goals and breaking records. Be inspired by these fierce athletes who are the champions of having fun. Sport (noun): an activity for pleasure and exercise. Maybe Australia's top sportswomen can help me discover my passion and inspire me to be the best I can be. What sport will you try?
ISBN 9781760896058
Publisher Puffin Australia, 2020
Penguin Random House Australia
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Tell us a story, Papa Chagall
The twins, Meret and Bella, love their grandfather, Papa Chagall, and he loves telling them stories. One day, when they visit him in his studio, he tells them about his life. Through four different stories, Papa relates his extraordinary rags to riches journey, from a topsy-turvy cottage in Russia, through the dark years of the war until emerging in the sparkling sunlight of Southern France.
ISBN 9781847806581
Series Famous artists (Anholt) series (10 books)
Publisher Frances Lincoln, 2015
Anholt, Laurence
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Three cheers for women!
Featuring biographies from Cleopatra to Malala, read about amazing women who have made history. Using comic-style illustrations this is great book to dip into or read from cover to cover. Famous women scientists, leaders, warriors and writers. Women around the world deserve Three Cheers!
ISBN 9781406374865
Publisher Walker Books, 2017
Topics / Biography /
Williams, Marcia
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Up and away!
Joseph Montgolfier and his brother worked together to make the first hot air balloon, launching man into the sky, and beginning the journey of flight. Read how they came up with their invention which captured the attention of the King of France and started the whole world dreaming of flying.
ISBN 9781454923602
Publisher Sterling Publishing Co, 2018
Henry, Jason
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Van Gogh and the sunflowers
Young Camille befriends a strange visitor to his small town and, one day, he brings this man a gift of bright, beautiful sunflowers. The man is the artist Vincent van Gogh and the sunflowers quickly become the subject of a magnificent painting.
ISBN 9780764138546
Series Famous artists (Anholt) series (10 books)
Publisher Barron's Educational Series, 2007
Anholt, Laurence
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What I can learn from the incredible and fantastic life of Oprah Winfrey
Oprah Winfrey has inspired millions of people around the world. This illustrated biography about the fantastic life of the Queen of Media, shows a new generation that they can do anything they put their minds to. This new series of illustrated biographies highlights contemporary innovators, leaders and visionaries in order to motivate and inspire the leaders of tomorrow.
ISBN 9780997714586
Publisher Moppet Books, 2017
Topics / Biography /
Medina, Melissa & Colting, Fredrik & Chen, Eszter (ill)
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What I can learn from the incredible and fantastic life of Steve Jobs
Steve Jobs was a visionary who changed the world with his inventions and designs. This illustrated biography about the fantastic life of Steve inspires younger generations to dream big and believe in themselves. This new series of illustrated biographies highlights contemporary innovators, leaders and icons in order to motivate and inspire the leaders of tomorrow.
ISBN 9780997714593
Publisher Moppet Books, 2017
Topics / Biography /
Colting, Fredrik & Medina, Melissa & Yoneyama, Natsuko (ill)
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Women artists a to z
These women revolutionised the arts, one brush stroke, photograph, and quilt stitch at a time! From household names like Frida Kahlo and Georgia O'Keeffe, to French-born Australian artist Mirka Mora, to underrepresented creators such as Jaune Quick-to-See Smith and Xenobia Bailey, this empowering alphabet picture book features a variety of genres-painting, drawing, sculpture, and more. Whether your're an art aficionado or finger-painting virtuoso, this vibrant collection or diverse women artists is perfect for you.
ISBN 9781760896317
Publisher Penguin Random House Australia, 2020
LaBarge, Melanie & Corrigan, Caroline (ill)
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