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582893
Bad Nana: Older not wiser
My name is Jeanie and I am nearly 8. I have 3 grandmothers and one of them is called Bad Nana. She is a little bit naughty, definitely embarrassing and whenever she is around there is trouble, BIG trouble.
ISBN 9780008268053
Publisher HarperCollins Australia, 2018
Henn, Sophy
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Billie B Brown & Billie B Mystery 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 Billie B Brown & Billie B Mystery series (34 books)
Rippin, Sally & Fukuoka, Aki (ill)
No book cover.
3145
Billie B Brown: night fright
Billie loves hanging out with Rebecca's older sisters. They make her feel so grown-up. But is Billie grown-up enough to handle the scary movies they like.
ISBN 9781742971445
Series Billie B Brown & Billie B Mystery series (18 of 34)
Publisher Hardie Grant Egmont, 2012
Rippin, Sally & Fukuoka, Aki (ill)
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3035
Billie B Brown: The birthday mix-up
Billie's party is going to be the best ever. She has lots of fun games planned. But what if Billie's friends don't like her party, or what if they don't come.
ISBN 9781921759796
Series Billie B Brown & Billie B Mystery series (10 of 34)
Publisher Hardie Grant Egmont, 2011
Rippin, Sally & Fukuoka, Aki (ill)
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660494
Billie B Brown: The grumpy neighbour
Billie has kicked her new soccer ball over Grumpy Gertie's fence. Her friends say Gertie will never give it back. Can Billie find a way to befriend Gertie and get her ball?
ISBN 9781760501907
Series Billie B Brown & Billie B Mystery series (34 books)
Publisher Hardie Grant Egmont, 2020
Rippin, Sally & Fukuoka, Aki (ill)
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660495
Billie B Brown: The hat parade
Billie really wants to win the school hat parade. She has made lots of amazing hats! But when Billie gets stuck in bed with a horrible cold, will her hat parade plans be ruined?
ISBN 9781760504984
Series Billie B Brown & Billie B Mystery series (34 books)
Publisher Hardie Grant Egmont, 2020
Rippin, Sally & Fukuoka, Aki (ill)
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660496
Billie B Brown: The honey bees
Billie wants to save the planet, and she has a super-dooper new idea: to build a beehive! But why is Jack so upset about her plan?
ISBN 9781760504991
Series Billie B Brown & Billie B Mystery series (34 books)
Publisher Hardie Grant Egmont, 2020
Rippin, Sally & Fukuoka, Aki (ill)
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20246
Cleocatra's kushion
The Emperor Nero believes that 'treasure is for spending'. With his gold almost gone, he sends a freed gladiator, Spartapuss, loyal servant to master Clawdius, on a secret mission in search of a treasure cavern at the source of the river Nile. The journey through the land of the 'Purramids' to the Kingdom of Kush is full of shocks, crocs and magic, courtesy of Cleocatra's Kushion. A rollicking tale with many puns taken from Roman History.
ISBN 9780954657604
Publisher Mogzilla, 2014
Price, Robin
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22704
Ellie, engineer
Ellie wants to be an engineer when she is older. She has her own workshop, tool belt and notepad for keeping track of her sketches and completed projects. Her best friend Kit has a birthday approaching and Ellie always engineers and builds Kit's gifts. So this year Ellie decides to build a really special project as a gift.
ISBN 9781681195193
Publisher Bloomsbury, 2018
Pearce, Jackson
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6255
Girl who thought her mother was a mermaid, The
Stella's mum died when she was eight, and the more she wonders about who her mother was and what her life was like, the less things actually add up. Once she has convinced herself that her mother just might have been a mermaid, she starts to plan a way to find out for sure. And when her best friend laughs at her for admitting her theory, Stella knows there's no turning back. She is going to find out, one way or another.
ISBN 9781788547796
Publisher Head of Zeus, 2018
Unsworth, Tania
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6928
Gorski's bitemare
Gorski. the vampire bat is in a flap. Following a frightful event his fangs are shrinking and he faints at the sight of blood! Can he find a cure or will things go from bat to worst?
ISBN 9781925804164
Publisher Ford Street Publishing, 2019
Favretto, Robert
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587908
Hotel Flamingo
When young Anna inherits a dilapidated once-grand hotel from her Great Aunt Mathilde, she's determined to restore it to its former glory. But this is no ordinary hotel - all of her staff and guests are animals! Anna soon rises to the challenge. Whether it's a flamingo, a penguin or a hippo knocking at the door, Anna is ready to welcome them all - with the help of her trusty sidekicks T Bear the doorman, Squeak the friendly mouse elevator, and Lemmy the lemur receptionist ... As she soon finds out, though, running an animal hotel is no easy task. Can Anna make Hotel Flamingo a success once more?
ISBN 9781848127753
Publisher Piccadilly Press, 2019
Milway, Alex
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Kintaro's Adventures and other Japanese children's favourite stories
Welcome to a fantastic world populated by singing turtles, boys who wrestle wolves, and a host of other beloved characters who have lived on for centuries in the traditional tales of Japan. Drawn from Japanese folklore passed down from generation to generation, the six enchanting stories collected in this volume have been lovingly retold for today's readers. Vibrantly illustrated and full of thrilling adventures, funny discoveries, and important lessons, they're sure to become story time favourites.
ISBN 9780804850568
Publisher Tuttle Publishing, 2008
Sakade, Florence & Hayashi, Yoshio (ill)
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Lily D V.A.P 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 Lily D V.A.P series (4 books)
Various
No book cover.
628964
Lily D V.A.P: Little Princess Snow-Bean
Into the Woods is one seriously mixed-up fairytale musical. FACT! So, this is one seriously mixed-up Lily D tale! For starters, Lily D is not excited about the musical. No way! And then she chooses to play a totally made up character! So weird! But it is when the doctor reports Lily D's tonsillitis is back again that things turn totally upside-down. Everyone around Lily D seems to be performing fairytale characters! Spooky and cool! All of this makes Lily D wonder, can fairytales really help her to be brave?
ISBN 9781760683023
Series Lily D V.A.P series (4 books)
Publisher Bonnier Publishing Australia, 2018
West, Madeleine & Stone, Joanie (ill)
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Lily D V.A.P: Lost Dorothy
Lily D V.A.P (Very Amazing Performer) is back! She loves singing, ballet, acrobatics, tap and drama. When Lily D trains for the role of Lost Dorothy, from the Wizard of Oz, she goes out of her way to experience new things. From getting lost on the way to school, trying out a new sport to making a new friend, will all of her efforts to walk in Dorothy's shoes really help Lily D to understand that here is no place like home?
ISBN 9781760683016
Series Lily D V.A.P series (4 books)
Publisher Hardie Grant Egmont, 2018
West, Madeleine & Stone, Joanie (ill)
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610503
Lily D V.A.P: Orphan Annie
Lily D V.A.P (Very Amazing Performer) loves to put her acting talent to the test by walking in the shoes of the characters she is to portray. So when Lily D trains for the role of Orphan Annie, she insists on doing everything for herself. From making her own school uniform, trading her favourite possessions and sleeping out in a tent, will all her efforts to walk in Orphan Annie's shoes really help Lily D to understand what it is like to be all alone in the world, with only hope to hold on to?
ISBN 9781760683009
Series Lily D V.A.P series (4 books)
Publisher Hardie Grant Egmont, 2018
West, Madeleine & Stone, Joanie (ill)
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628974
Lily D V.A.P: Sweet Juliet
Romeo and Juliet, from Shakespeare's play, were madly in love, but couldn't be together. Tragic fact! So when Lily D trains for the role of Juliet, she tries to learn what it's like to love someone you're not supposed to. She saves a star-crossed friendship, learns about real loyalty, and even walks in another character's shoes. But can Lily D figure out whether true love really can conquer all?
ISBN 9781760503963
Series Lily D V.A.P series (4 books)
Publisher Hardie Grant Egmont, 2019
West, Madeleine & Heard, Tom (ill)
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Lottie Luna and the twilight party
Lottie Luna is a werewolf, she's super fast, super strong and has x-ray vision but she doesn't really like anyone to know about her skills. When her friend Marjory's birthday is approaching Lottie wants to use her powers to give her the biggest surprise ever...
ISBN 9780008343019
Publisher HarperCollins Australia, 2020
French, VIvian & Reed, Nathan (ill)
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648974
Max Booth future sleuth: Film flip
The year is 2424, Max and his robot pet dog Oscar are off to solve a mysterious artefact, a film strip. A 400 year old unseen film is very valuable and soon others are keen to get their hands on it. Max and Oscar will need to use all their tricks to keep the film out of the wrong hands and find out what it contains.
ISBN 9781922265104
Series Max Booth series (4 books)
Publisher Big Sky Publishing, 2019
Macintosh, Cameron & Atze, Dave (ill)
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648990
Max Booth future sleuth: Selfie search
The photos in an ancient mobile phone hold a secret. Max and Oscar face the fight of their lives to keep their discovery safe from some very greedy hands
ISBN 9781925520880
Series Max Booth series (4 books)
Publisher Big Sky Publishing, 2017
Macintosh, Cameron & Atze, Dave (ill)
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648996
Max Booth future sleuth: Tape escape
The year is 2424, Max and his robot pet dog Oscar are off to solve a mysterious artefact, a tape cassette. The cassette contains a very valuable piece of music history and is now worth millions of dollars. Max and Oscar will need to use all their tricks to keep the tape away from Dr Grizzlowe and put it back safely in the museum.
ISBN 9781925520606
Series Max Booth series (4 books)
Publisher Big Sky Publishing, 2017
Macintosh, Cameron & Atze, Dave (ill)
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Max Booth 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 Max Booth series (4 books)
Macintosh, Cameron & Atze, Dave (ill)
No book cover.
568872
Max Champion and the great race car robbery
Max lives with his mum and his grandfather, Gus. Once upon a time, Gus had a thriving business, designing and making cars, but nasty Adolphus Grabber robbed him of his business, his designs, and his beloved car, Arabella. Driven by love and a sense of fairness, Max sets out to prove, to himself and to his grandfather, that cheats never prosper.
ISBN 9781408886137
Publisher Bloomsbury, 2018
McCall Smith, Alexander & Hindley, Kate
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Melody Trumpet
As the daughter of worldwide, famous, musical superstars, Melody Trumpet was supposed to be an extraordinarily gifted musician to carry on the Trumpet legacy. But, as was first discovered when Melody screamed her first out-of-tune note as baby, this wasn't to be! Ten years on, Melody has been kept away from the eyes and ears of the world safely tucked away in Trumpet Manor. Will she find her voice? If only secrets could stay hidden...!
ISBN 9781460754979
Publisher Angus & Robertson (HarperCollins), 2019
Tozer, Gabrielle
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610430
Mr Walker and the dessert delight
Mr Walker lives in a grand hotel, he is a special dog and it is his job to welcome everyone. The hotel is having a special party and a famous chef will be staying at the hotel and helping to cook for the event, but the hotel already has a chef. Will the two chefs be able to work together in one kitchen? Can Mr Walker help bring peace back to the hotel?
ISBN 9780143793083
Publisher Penguin Books Australia, 2019
Black, Jess & Acton, Sara (ill)
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Ms Wiz 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 Ms Wiz series (18 books)
Blacker, Terence & Ross, Tony (ill)
No book cover.
614625
My Beijing: Four stories of everday wonder
Yuer and her grandfather spend a lot of time together in the hutongs, or alleyways, of Beijing. As we follow these two in their everyday life, we meet some of the unusual people of the neighbourhood and their unusual stories. The past and the present come together in these disappearing neighbourhoods of one of the world's largest cities
ISBN 9781541526426
Publisher Graphic Universe, 2018
Jun, Nie
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21939
One and only Ivan, The
Ivan is a mighty silver back even if he does look a bit sad and dull in his cage at the nearly forgotten shopping mall circus. He has spent most of his life around humans and in a cage, but he knows he is something special and something to be proud of, he just can't find the inspiration to act the part anymore. That is until he meets little Ruby, a baby elephant. The sad circus owner hopes that adding a baby elephant to the show will bring people back, but Ivan can not stand by and see more animals brought into a life of captivity.
ISBN 9780061992278
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2015
Applegate, Katherine
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2641
One photo
One day, Dad came home with one of those old cameras, the kind that uses film. But, Dad didn't take photos of the things that people usually photograph.
ISBN 9780670077977
Publisher Puffin Australia, 2016
Watkins, Ross & Anelli, Liz (ill)
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578869
Remote rescue: An RFDS Adventure
What would you do if you were out in the middle of nowhere facing a medical emergency? Dawson, a quiet and cautious boy faces this exact situation. Sam, Dawson and Emma are on a road trip with their dad along the Oodnadatta Track. They have stopped at Farina once a vibrant farming and mining area, now a ghost town full of crumbling buildings Dawson's outgoing sisters start a game of tip, despite their Dad's warnings. As they run through the ruins Dad falls and inures his leg. Unable to move the three children have to organise help. Luckily some fellow travellers stop and they managed to call the Royal Flying Doctor Service. But until they arrive Dawson has to give first aid to his seriously injured Dad. Is he up to the challenge? Will his Dad survive?
ISBN 9780857988768
Publisher Penguin Random House Australia, 2016
Ivanoff, George
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Saving Winslow
Louie can not resist the challenge of nurturing a small and sickly baby donkey when it is brought home from his uncle's farm. Everyone tells Louie the animal will surely die, but Louie is determined to do everything he can to make sure it survives. Winslow the donkey brings various people from the neighbourhood around, and not all of them are so sure that a backyard donkey is for the best.
ISBN 9780062570710
Publisher HarperCollins Australia, 2019
Cheech, Sharon
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587677
Stop the bully
Brian's life is falling apart. His dad has left, he has to move house, start at a new school and to make matters worse the school bully notices him straight away. What can Brian do to solve these problems? And will his shameful secret come out?
ISBN 9780987274069
Publisher Digital Future Press, 2014
Tyrrell, Karen
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5607
Urashima Taro and other Japanese children's favourite stories
Welcome to a fantastic world populated by lonely dragons, adventuresome boys, magical elves, and a host of other beloved characters who have lived on for centuries in the traditional tales of Japan. Drawn from folklore passed down from generation to generation, the ten enchanting Japanese children's stories collected in this volume have been lovingly retold just for today's readers. Vibrantly illustrated and full of thrilling adventures, funny discoveries, and important lessons, they're sure to become story time favourites.
ISBN 9780804850728
Publisher Tuttle Publishing, 2008
Sakade, Florence & Hayashi, Yoshio (ill)
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6983
You're kidding, Ms Wiz
Magical Ms Wiz has become ordinary Mrs Arnold. How can Class Three persuade her to come out of retirement and save their school? This is the tenth title in the Ms Wiz series.
ISBN 9780330345293
Series Ms Wiz series (10 of 18)
Publisher MacMillan, 1996
Blacker, Terence & Ross, Tony (ill)
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644928
Yours troolie, Alice Toolie: The birthday wars
It's a catastrophe! Alice and her worst enemy Jimmy both have their birthday parties on the same day. How will their friends decide which party to go to? There is only one obvious solution- a cake-off, who ever wins gets to have their party. Come on a hilarious journey with Alice and Jimmy to see who makes the best cake.
ISBN 9781760875435
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2019
Temple, Kate & Jol & West, Grace (ill)
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587866
Zelda Stitch: Term 2: Too much witch
Zelda Stitch is trying to be a great teacher and to not use her magic, but trouble is brewing. She has a broken arm which alarmingly randomly lets off blasts of magic. One of her students has discovered she also has magical powers, and the PE teacher is seriously mean. With school camp quickly approaching will Zelda be able to become a hero or will she cause everything she cares about to vanish?
ISBN 9781760523671
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2019
Greenberg, Nicki
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