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35571

New
A is for Australian Animals
Australia is full of the most amazing animals on the planet! What animal has 6 thumbs? What animal produces square poo? What animal is made of 95 per cent water and is highly venomous? Discover the answers to these questions and more in this factastic tour of Australian animals.
ISBN 9781925381009
Publisher Walker Books, 2017
Lessac, Frane
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ABC of Australian animals
Organised alphabetically, the beautiful, full page photographs and short but excellent texts in this book provide a wealth of information about Australian animals.
ISBN 9781876288068
Publisher Working Title Press, 2000
Morcombe, Irene
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ABC of Australian birds
Organised alphabetically, the beautiful, full page photographs and short but excellent texts in this book provide a wealth of information about Australian birds.
ISBN 9781876288129
Publisher Working Title Press, 2000
Morcombe, Irene
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9454
Aboriginal peoples of Australia
Indigenous and non-indigenous writers work in collaboration with indigenous people to present a vast amount of information about the Aboriginal peoples of Australia. Provides information on each author.
ISBN 9789812320650
Publisher Times Editions, 2000
Bartlett, Anne
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9893
All pigs are beautiful
If you like pigs, you will love this story book about how pigs live and how you can keep them as pets.
ISBN 9781406311952
Series Nature storybooks series (23 books)
Publisher Walker Books, 2007
Topics / Year 4 easy reads /
King-Smith, Dick & Jeram, Anita (ill)
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Amazing Australian mammals
One of the Amazing Australian series. An information book with interesting, simply presented facts and detailed photos of various Australian mammals. Maps, fact files and a glossary of words enhance the text.
ISBN 9781740701358
Publisher Heinemann, 2004
Silkstone, Barry
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Amazing Australians in their flying machines
Amazing Australians in Their Flying Machines tells the stories of ten brave Australians who changed the face of aviation forever. These include Charles Kingsford Smith, John Flynn and Nancy Bird- the youngest licensed woman pilot. Up until these pioneers changed aviation in Australia, it could take days, weeks, or months, for everyday Australians to get to their destination in the early 20th Century.
ISBN 9781922244635
Publisher Walker Books, 2017
Mason, Prue & Mason, Kerry & Jellet, Tom (ill)
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Ambulance officers
An exploration of the role of ambulance officers in our community. Bright, photographic illustrations and simple clear text show the ambulance officer performing a range of typical work tasks.
ISBN 9781863916424
Publisher Harcourt Education Australia, 1999
Warbrick, Sarah
No book cover.
15213
Amphibians
Simple factual information about amphibians. The book includes beautifully presented photographs and illustrations, a glossary and an index.
ISBN 9780733937606
Series Longman world of amphibians and reptiles series (10 books)
Publisher Pearson Education Australia, 2002
Meadows, Graham & Vial, Claire
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Ancient Greek adventure
Through the eyes of a young Egyptian slave, discover what life was like in Ancient Greece during the Great Dionysian Festival.
ISBN 9781408126950
Series White Wolves non-fiction series (7 books)
Publisher A & C Black, 2010
Royston, Angela
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Ancient Greeks
A beautifully presented book for younger readers about the ancient Greeks, including simple and interesting facts, an index, a glossary and web links.
ISBN 9780794507725
Series Usborne beginners series (24 of 44)
Publisher Usborne Publishing Ltd, 2004
Turnbull, Stephanie & others
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51909
Animal babies
Wherever they live, baby animals do many of the same things that human babies do. They play, eat, sleep and find adventure. From the biggest baby animals to the smallest, you'll find out how long different animals stay with their parents, how they find food and the sorts of things they do.
ISBN 9781405352666
Publisher Dorling Kindersley, 2010
Mack, Lorrie & Smith, Penny
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Animal disguises
Find out about the secret world of animal camouflage. Learn how animals use disguise to catch their prey while others use it to avoid being eaten. Some animals do amazing things to avoid being attacked, like the American fainting goat.
ISBN 9780753457726
Series Kingfisher young knowledge series (19 books)
Publisher Kingfisher, 2004
Weber, Belinda
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Animal homes
The different places and spaces that animals choose to call home. Simple explanations and beautiful illustrations help readers to find information about how to locate animals.
ISBN 9780753456163
Series Kingfisher young knowledge series (19 books)
Publisher Kingfisher, 2003
Wilkes, Angela
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Animals: on the world's rare and endangered species
Many of the world's beautiful animals are now in danger of extinction. In this book Garry Fleming captures the unique beauty of some of these animals and provides information about the animals and their plight.
ISBN 9781877035753
Publisher Brolly Books, 2006
Fleming, Garry
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4907
Antarctica
Find out fascinating facts about Antarctica.
ISBN 9780746080351
Series Usborne beginners series (44 books)
Publisher Usborne Publishing Ltd, 2007
Bowman, Lucy & Stower, Adam (ill)
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34161
Ants
A fascinating look into the world of ants, their habitats and how they keep safe from predators. Find out where ants live, what they eat and how much weight they can carry.
ISBN 9781409581604
Series Usborne beginners series (44 books)
Publisher Usborne Publishing Ltd, 2016
Bowman, Lucy & Parker, Paul (ill) & Simo, Roger (ill)
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Ants
Simple, factual information about ants, with beautifully presented photographs and illustrations. A glossary of terms and an index are included.
ISBN 9780123603777
Series Longman world of invertebrates series (10 books)
Publisher Pearson Education Australia, 2003
Meadows, Graham & Vial, Claire
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Ants
Ants are everywhere, in different shapes, sizes and colours. They creep, they crawl, they climb and they do a lot of different jobs. These hard-working little creatures thrive wherever they go, making whatever adaptations are necessary in their ever-changing world.
ISBN 9781426306082
Series National Geographic kids series level 1 and level 2 (10 books)
Publisher National Geographic Society, 2010
Stewart, Melissa
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Apes and monkeys
A fascinating introduction to our nearest animal relatives. Simple explanations and beautiful illustrations provide interesting information on apes and monkeys.
ISBN 9780753457603
Series Kingfisher young knowledge series (19 books)
Publisher Kingfisher, 2004
Taylor, Barbara
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15234
Arctic foxes and red foxes
Simple, factual information about arctic foxes and red foxes, with beautifully presented photographs and illustrations. A glossary of terms and an index are included.
ISBN 9780733936296
Series Longman world of animals series (20 books)
Publisher Pearson Education Australia, 2002
Meadows, Graham & Vial, Claire
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Are you an art sleuth
Have a close look at twenty-one famous paintings and discover how each artist uses colour, techniques and secrets to delight you. Be an art sleuth and find items and details in each painting that, at first glance, might not be so obvious.
ISBN 9781631591310
Publisher Quarto Group, 2016
DiGiovanni Evans, Brooke
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Artists
Interesting facts about the lives and paintings of six famous artists including Monet, Picasso, da Vinci, Rembrandt, van Gogh and Turner.
ISBN 9780750225984
Publisher Hodder Children's Books (Australia), 2000
Powell, Jillian
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Astronaut: living in space
This book explains what it is really like being an astronaut and what the job involves.
ISBN 9780751362619
Publisher Penguin, 2002
Hayden, Kate
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Astronomy
Find out how do astronomers study planets, stars and galaxies, how different telescopes work and what a nebula is. Lots of fascinating facts, amazing photographs and illustrations, and a glossary explaining the specialist terms used. See the latest images captured by telescopes and rovers.
ISBN 9781409565246
Series Usborne beginners series (44 books)
Publisher Usborne Publishing Ltd, 2014
Bone, Emily
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Aussiemaze
A unique book that presents descriptions of ten Australian animals, including their behaviours, habitats and predators, in a maze format that shows their natural environment.
ISBN 9780864613394
Publisher Koala Books, 2001
Bowring, Jane & Rossell, Judith
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Australia's most deadly
When it comes to deadly animals, Australia hits the jackpot. You might be surprised to discover that there are three creatures whose danger factor is higher than sharks or the funnel-web spider. The animals have been given a deadly factor out of ten and the higher the score, the more deadly the animal.
ISBN 9781742455877
Publisher Australian Geographic Education, 2014
McGee, Karen
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New
Australian animal atlas, The
Come on a journey into the world of Australia's wildlife, exploring all the different habitats, from parched deserts to lush rainforests. Discover the mammals, birds, reptiles, fish and insects that live there. Search for the animals hidden in each habitat scene. Find out about the fish that walks; the sixth sense of the platypus; the deadly venom of the desert death adder; the strange table manners of the sea star.This environmental atlas of Australian animals, by an expert team, is full of fascinating facts and superb illustrations.
ISBN 9781760294144
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2017
Cronin, Leonard & Westmacott, Marion (ill)
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Australian bushrangers 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 Australian bushrangers series (5 books)
Smith, Jane
No book cover.
12904
Australian kids through the years
Many thousands of years ago, the first people arrived in Australia and made this land their home. When Europeans arrived in the late 1700s, things changed forever. Now, Australia is home to children of many cultures and backgrounds, whose lives have changed over time.Enjoy spotting what has stayed the same and what is different in clothing, housing, activities, food and games.
ISBN 9780642278593
Publisher National Library of Australia, 2015
McCartney, Tania & Joyner, Andrew (ill)
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Aztecs
Find out about the Aztecs, who they were, where they lived and what gifts they gave to the gods. Vivid, full colour illustrations and photographs accompany short, informative text.
ISBN 9781474903219
Series Usborne beginners series (44 books)
Publisher Usborne Publishing Ltd, 2015
Clarke, Catriona
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15235
Baboons
Simple, factual information about baboons, with beautifully presented photographs and illustrations. A glossary of terms and an index are included.
ISBN 9780733923852
Series Longman world of animals series (20 books)
Publisher Pearson Education Australia, 2002
Meadows, Graham & Vial, Claire
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Baby animals
Test yourself on questions about baby animals. Don't look at the answers till you've had a go. Spectacular full colour photographs of baby animals on every page.
ISBN 9780545003919
Series True or false series (1 of 5)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2008
Berger, Melvin & Gilda
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4361

New
Ballerina dreams: true story, A
Do you want to be a ballerina when you grow up? This story of determination and big dreams reminds us that we can all achieve the things we set our mind to.
ISBN 9780571329731
Publisher Faber & Faber, 2017
DePrince, Michaela & DePrince, Elaine & Okstad, Ella (ill)
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Ballet
A beautifully presented book for younger readers about ballet, including simple and interesting facts, an index, a glossary and web links.
ISBN 9780794504908
Series Usborne beginners series (22 of 44)
Publisher Usborne Publishing Ltd, 2003
Meredith, Susan & others
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Bat loves the night
A delightful mix of story and facts about bats in a simply but beautifully worded tale of a mother bat who hunts at night to feed her batling at dawn and then sleeps through the day.
ISBN 9781406312744
Series Nature storybooks series (23 books)
Publisher Walker Books, 2004
Topics / Year 4 easy reads /
Davies, Nicola & Fox-Davies, Sarah (ill)
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Bear Grylls Adventures series NEW SERIES 2018
Meet Billie B Brown. She's brave, brilliant and bold and will become your best friend in no time. 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 Bear Grylls Adventures series NEW SERIES 2018 (4 books)
Grylls, Bear & McCann, Emma (ill)
No book cover.
4326

New
Bear Grylls adventures: The desert challenge
Sophie loves camp, except for all the creepy crawlies. Getting trapped in the tent with a daddy long legs is terrifying, and spiders make her scream. It's so embarrassing. But then a mysterious compass transports her to a fiercely hot desert, where Bear Grylls, her guide is waiting. The sun is beating down, and together they must trek to find water and overcome the dangers lurking in the dunes.
ISBN 9781786960139
Series Bear Grylls Adventures series NEW SERIES 2018 (2 of 4)
Publisher Bear Grylls, 2017
Grylls, Bear & McCann, Emma (ill)
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Bears
A beautifully presented book about bears, including simple and interesting facts, an index, a glossary and web links.
ISBN 9780794503215
Series Usborne beginners series (13 of 44)
Publisher Usborne Publishing Ltd, 2003
Helbrough, Emma
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Bears in the forest
Deep in a forest cave, a mother bear gives birth to two tiny cubs. As they grow, she teaches them how to climb and fish, and all the things they need to know to survive in the wild. For one day, during the second summer, they will leave her to find homes of their own.
ISBN 9781406318203
Series Nature storybooks series (23 books)
Publisher Walker Books, 2009
Topics / Year 4 easy reads /
Wallace, Karen & Firth, Barbara (ill)
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15254
Beetles
Simple, factual information about beetles, with beautifully presented photographs and illustrations. A glossary of terms and an index are included.
ISBN 9780123603760
Series Longman world of invertebrates series (10 books)
Publisher Pearson Education Australia, 2003
Meadows, Graham & Vial, Claire
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Beginnings to Federation: the shortest history of Australia, volume 1
Nearly fifty million years crammed into forty pages. A brief description of prehistoric Australia, the history of Aboriginal peoples and thirty milestones in white Australian history up to the opening of the first Federal Parliament.
ISBN 9780864179791
Publisher Simon & Schuster, 2000
Simpson, Judith
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9845
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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Bermuda triangle
A collection of scary, true stories about the mysterious vanishings of planes and ships in an area of the ocean known as the Bermuda Triangle. Lots of interesting fact-finding with difficult vocabulary explained.
ISBN 9780751362664
Publisher Dorling Kindersley, 2000
Donkin, Andrew
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15863
Big cats
Factual information about the big cat family with plenty of descriptions and images.
ISBN 9781405308786
Series Eyewonder series (22 books)
Publisher Dorling Kindersley, 2005
Lyon, Derek & Ling, Mary
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4850

New
Big picture book outdoors
From fields and woodlands, rivers and ponds, to city parks and gardens, wherever you are, you can go outdoors and discover wildlife. The beautiful pictures in this book are full of all kinds of birds, butterflies and wild flowers to look out for.
ISBN 9781409598732
Publisher Usborne Publishing Ltd, 2017
Lacey, Minna & Stubbs, Rachel (ill) & Russell, John (ill)
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45607
Big, blue whale
An introduction to these magnificent whales, the largest animals that have ever lived on earth. Davies is a zoologist who expresses, in beautiful language, factual information about blue whales.
ISBN 9781406312607
Series Nature storybooks series (23 books)
Publisher Walker Books, 2008
Topics / Year 4 easy reads /
Davies, Nicola & Maland, Nick (ill)
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42016
Billy Slater loves to read
There is more to Billy Slater than just playing football, something he practises everyday.
Series Rugby League Reads 3-4 series (3 books)
Publisher National Rugby League, 2010
Hirsch, Suzan
No book cover.
15417
Birds
An introduction to our feathered friends and their essential features. Simple explanations and beautiful illustrations help readers to find information.
ISBN 9780753456170
Series Kingfisher young knowledge series (19 books)
Publisher Kingfisher, 2003
Davies, Nicola
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594
Birds
Factual information about birds with plenty of descriptions and images.
ISBN 9781405306782
Series Eyewonder series (22 books)
Publisher Dorling Kindersley, 2004
Dorling Kindersley (pub)
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9180
Birds
Keeping a bird is a big responsibility. Your bird relies on you for food, water and a safe place to live. If your bird is sick or injured, you need to make sure it gets proper care. Find out all you need to know about having a bird as a pet.
ISBN 9781740705646
Series Pets series (6 books)
Publisher Pearson Education Australia, 2009
Pyers, Greg
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5707
Birds: questions and answers
Questions and answers about birds include information on bills and beaks, threats to birds and living with human changes to the environment. Colourful illustrations, fact boxes and captions are included.
ISBN 9780753405444
Publisher Kingfisher, 2001
Collins, Fergus
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Bizarre dinosaurs: some very strange creatures and why we think they got that way
Meet a group of very strange creatures indeed. The characters include Masiakasaurus, a fiercesome beast whose mouth bristled with serrated, slightly hooked teeth; Deinocheirus with his ungainly long arms and huge triple claws; and Epedendrosaurus with a tiny body and pinky fingers as long as his arms.
ISBN 9781426303302
Publisher National Geographic Society, 2008
Sloan, Christopher
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33787
Bones
Find out about the incredible hard bits under your skin, your bones, and what you'd look like if you didn't have any. This book tells you where you can find your smallest and biggest bones, why your fingers bend more than your toes, how your bones are held together and how they heal if you break them.
ISBN 9780091893453
Series Little genius series (4 books)
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2006
Lennard, Kate & Gulliksen, Eivind (ill)
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3840

New
Book of Australian & New Zealand reptiles, The
This book is a photographic collection of Australian and New Zealand reptiles, along with a fact and information box. It covers species from all the major reptile groups, crocodiles and alligators, turtles and tortoises, snakes and lizards, and the tuataras. The quality and size of each photograph is very impressive, allowing the reader to marvel at the colour and detail of the reptiles. Many of the reptiles shown in this book are found nowhere else on earth, making it very unique.
ISBN 9781742034287
Publisher Wild Dog Books, 2017
Hope, Charles
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Brains
Find out all about that incredible machine inside your head, your brain. This book tells you what your brain would feel like if you could touch it, which bit of your brain does what, how it remembers things and what it gets up to while you're fast asleep.
ISBN 9780764136702
Series Little genius series (4 books)
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2007
Lennard, Kate & Gulliksen, Eivind (ill)
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15236
Brown bears
Simple, factual information about brown bears, with beautifully presented photographs and illustrations. A glossary of terms and an index are included.
ISBN 9780733936289
Series Longman world of animals series (20 books)
Publisher Pearson Education Australia, 2002
Meadows, Graham & Vial, Claire
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585
Bugs
Factual information about bugs with plenty of descriptions and images.
ISBN 9781405308793
Series Eyewonder series (22 books)
Publisher Dorling Kindersley, 2005
Pierce-Kelly, Paul
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15232
Builders
A look at animals that build and the reasons why they do it. The book includes simple factual information, beautifully presented photographs and illustrations, a glossary and an index.
ISBN 9780733937675
Series Longman animal lifestyles series (6 books)
Publisher Pearson Education Australia, 2002
Ballance, Alison
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Bullet trains
Bullet trains originated in Japan and they're the fastest trains on Earth. Find out about the history of bullet trains, the technology that makes their high speeds possible and what bullet trains may be like in the future.
ISBN 9781600142864
Series Torque series (12 books)
Publisher Bellwether Media, Inc, 2010
Von Finn, Denny
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15229
Burrowers
A look at animals that burrow. The book includes simple factual information, beautifully presented photographs and illustrations, a glossary and an index.
ISBN 9780733937668
Series Longman animal lifestyles series (6 books)
Publisher Pearson Education Australia, 2002
Ballance, Alison
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15255
Butterflies & moths
Simple, factual information about butterflies and moths, with beautifully presented photographs and illustrations. A glossary of terms and an index are included.
ISBN 9780123603708
Series Longman world of invertebrates series (10 books)
Publisher Pearson Education Australia, 2003
Meadows, Graham & Vial, Claire
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Butterflies and caterpillars
Test yourself on questions about butterflies and caterpillars. Don't look at the answers till you've had a go. Spectacular full colour photographs of these beautiful and fascinating insects show on every page.
ISBN 9780545003926
Series True or false series (2 of 5)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2008
Berger, Melvin & Gilda
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9500
Butterflies and other insects
The life span, mating behaviour, diet and self defence of butterflies and other insects, are revealed with amazing facts, relevant definitions and key terms.
ISBN 9781930643420
Publisher Thameside Press, 2001
Morgan, Sally
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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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9477
Cars, trains and motorcycles
The basic scientific theory behind land transport with information on wheels, engines, suspension and steering. Plans and instructions for a working model car are included. Diagrams and cutaway artwork reveal how cars, trains and motorcycles work.
ISBN 9780749647308
Publisher Watts Publishing Group, 2003
Oxlade, Chris
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Castle and knight
The exciting world of castles and knights from epic sieges to dramatic combat, with thrilling jousts and lavish banquets.
ISBN 9781405309837
Series Eyewonder series (22 books)
Publisher Dorling Kindersley, 2006
Dorling Kindersley (pub)
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12477
Castles
Answers to the questions young children ask about the wonderful world of castles and the people who lived in them. Attractive layout and pictures with lots of great information in easy to read chunks, a very appealing text.
ISBN 9780746051269
Series Usborne beginners series (2 of 44)
Publisher Usborne Publishing Ltd, 2003
Turnbull, Stephanie
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Caterpillar, butterfly
A child and her grandfather watch as a family of tiny caterpillar eggs turn into beautiful butterflies. At each stage, the story reveals their awe at the magic of what is happening. The illustrations come with notes on the scientific details.
ISBN 9780744562828
Series Nature storybooks series (23 books)
Publisher Walker Books, 1993
Topics / Year 4 easy reads /
French, Vivian & Voake, Charlotte (ill)
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Caterpillars
One of the Minibeasts series, describing the physical characteristics, behaviour and habitat of a variety of caterpillars.
ISBN 9780749650001
Publisher Franklin Watts, 2003
Watts, Barrie
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Caterpillars and butterflies
If you have ever wondered how many times butterflies flap their wings every second read this beautifully presented book on caterpillars and butterflies, including simple and interesting facts, an index, a glossary and web links.
ISBN 9780746074473
Series Usborne beginners series (15 of 44)
Publisher Usborne Publishing Ltd, 2006
Turnbull, Stephanie
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Cats
A beautifully presented book about cats, including simple and interesting facts, an index, a glossary and web links.
ISBN 9780794504878
Series Usborne beginners series (19 of 44)
Publisher Usborne Publishing Ltd, 1999
Milbourne, Anna
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4682
Cats
Having a cat is a big responsibility. Your cat relies on you for food, water and a safe place to live. If your cat is sick or injured, it relies on you to make sure it gets proper care. Find out all you need to know about having a cat as a pet.
ISBN 9781740705653
Series Pets series (6 books)
Publisher Pearson Education Australia, 2009
Pyers, Greg
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9490
Caves
An introduction to how sea and underground caves are made and the unusual rock formations and animal life that are found in them.
ISBN 9781588109682
Publisher Heinemann, 2002
Llewellyn, Claire
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53654
Celebrate Hanukkah
Find out about the history, meaning, symbols and celebration of Hanukkah, a special event in the Jewish calendar. Eye-catching photographs show Jewish children all over the world preparing for and celebrating this special time of year.
ISBN 9781426302930
Publisher National Geographic Society, 2008
Heiligman, Deborah
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Celts
Lots of fascinating information about the history of the Celts and how they lived. Find out how the Celts built their forts on hills to defend them more easily, see the different kinds of food they ate and follow the different festivals celebrated throughout the year. Full of facts, illustrations and photographs of historical artefacts and specially selected websites for additional information and activities.
ISBN 9781409593379
Series Usborne beginners series (44 books)
Publisher Usborne Publishing Ltd, 2015
Pratt, Leonie & McKenna, Terry (ill)
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15210
Chameleons
Simple factual information about chameleons. The book includes beautifully presented photographs and illustrations, a glossary and an index.
ISBN 9780733937590
Series Longman world of amphibians and reptiles series (10 books)
Publisher Pearson Education Australia, 2002
Meadows, Graham & Vial, Claire
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Cheetahs
Simple, factual information about cheetahs, with beautifully presented photographs and illustrations. A glossary of terms and an index are included.
ISBN 9780733936272
Series Longman world of animals series (20 books)
Publisher Pearson Education Australia, 2002
Meadows, Graham & Vial, Claire
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Chidi only likes blue: an African book of colours
Nneka's little brother, Chidi, is always saying his favourite colour is blue. Could it be that he just doesn't know any others? Nneka decides to teach him nine colours seen in their African village, from pink flowers to the yellow gari they eat.
ISBN 9780711211674
Publisher Frances Lincoln, 1997
Onyefulu, Ifeoma
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Chimp rescue: a true story
This is the story of Chinoise, the baby chimpanzee who was rescued by Born Free and their supporters in 2014. After spending her early life isolated and in captivity, Chinoise now lives in a special nursery for rescued primates where, at last, she has made friends and learned how to play.
ISBN 9781510100541
Publisher Orion, 2016
French, Jess & McKenna, Virginia (intro)
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Climbers
A look at animals that climb. The book includes simple factual information, beautifully presented photographs and illustrations, a glossary and an index.
ISBN 9780733937750
Series Longman animal lifestyles series (6 books)
Publisher Pearson Education Australia, 2002
Ballance, Alison
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67129
Coastal treasure hunter
The coastline of any land is a treasure trove of marine creatures, plant life, rocks and crystals to be protected and enjoyed. Here you can see what to look for, how to prepare and protect yourself. Although some of the weblinks provided are located in the United Kingdom (looking at tides and weather for safe exploration), there are similar sites providing Australian information.
ISBN 9781408126936
Series White Wolves non-fiction series (7 books)
Publisher A & C Black, 2010
Spilsbury, Louise
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Communications technology
Since ancient times, people have been fascinated by how things work. This series features the design and technology of machines that are part of our daily lives, and explains where and how they are used and the materials from which they are made.
ISBN 9780732997441
Series How does it work series (1 of 6)
Publisher MacMillan, 2005
Hilvert, John & Bruce, Linda
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Constricting snakes
Simple factual information about constricting snakes. The book includes beautifully presented photographs and illustrations, a glossary and an index.
ISBN 9780733937651
Series Longman world of amphibians and reptiles series (10 books)
Publisher Pearson Education Australia, 2002
Meadows, Graham & Vial, Claire
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Convicted: the unwonderful world of kids, crims and other convict capers
This book presents Australia's convict history in a fun way for young readers. There are plenty of pictures and amazing facts to show just how tough it was to be an early Australian convict.
ISBN 9781920878603
Publisher Hardie Grant Egmont, 2006
Clark, Anna & Crowley, Kate (ill)
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Crossing of the Blue Mountains, The
A history of the exploration of the Blue Mountains, with delightful illustrations.
ISBN 9781863887076
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 1997
Boardman, Alan & Harvey, Roland (ill)
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Dangerous animals
Test yourself on questions about dangerous animals. Don't look at the answers till you've had a go. Spectacular full colour photographs of lots of different dangerous animals show on every page.
ISBN 9780545003957
Series True or false series (5 of 5)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2009
Berger, Melvin & Gilda
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Dark dwellers
A look at animals that dwell in the dark. The book includes simple factual information, beautifully presented photographs and illustrations, a glossary and an index.
ISBN 9780733937743
Series Longman animal lifestyles series (6 books)
Publisher Pearson Education Australia, 2002
Ballance, Alison
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Deadly diseases and curious cures
Life as a sailor in the 1700s was not an easy life. Here you will read about the common illnesses such as scurvy, of those who sailed long distances of exploration and trade, as well as the remedies of the day. Some are still common today such as the use of honey and ginger, but thankfully our dentists and surgeons have greatly improved. For readers who are not squeamish.
ISBN 9781408126929
Series White Wolves non-fiction series (7 books)
Publisher A & C Black, 2010
Claybourne, Anna
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Deep sea exploration
Take a trip to the bottom of the ocean to find out all the secrets of the deep. See underwater mountains thousands of metres high, shipwrecks frozen in time and fish that look like false teeth.
ISBN 9781408126912
Series White Wolves non-fiction series (7 books)
Publisher A & C Black, 2010
Spilsbury, Richard
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Desert
Introduces the plants, animals, and peoples that live in deserts and describes what kind of adaptations they have developed to live in such a spare environment.
ISBN 9781405318853
Series Eyewonder series (22 books)
Publisher Dorling Kindersley, 2000
Star, Fleur
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Desert Lake: Story of Kati Thanda - Lake Eyre, The
The dry salt bed of Kati Thanda-Lake Eyre shimmers in the desert heat. But, far up north, the rains have come. Water is flooding into empty riverbeds and swirling down towards the lake. Soon, everything will change.
ISBN 9781921529436
Series Nature storybooks series (23 books)
Publisher Walker Books Australia Pty Ltd, 2016
Freeman, Pamela & Anelli, Liz (ill)
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15420
Deserts
Simple explanations and beautiful illustrations help readers to find information about deserts, from the scorching North American deserts to the cold Gobi.
ISBN 9780753458662
Series Kingfisher young knowledge series (19 books)
Publisher Kingfisher, 2005
Davies, Nicola
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Digestion
Find out what happens to your food when you swallow it, what your stomach looks like inside and why it sometimes makes strange noises.
ISBN 9781862307452
Series Little genius series (4 books)
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2009
Lennard, Kate & Gulliksen, Eivind (ill)
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618
Dinosaur
Factual information about dinosaurs with plenty of descriptions and images.
ISBN 9781405304733
Series Eyewonder series (22 books)
Publisher Dorling Kindersley, 2004
Lambert, David
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Dinosaur encore
A simple, flip book that has lots of interesting dinosaur facts for you to test yourself. Perhaps you know which dinosaur was smaller than a Dalmatian dog or most like the modern day ostrich but, if you don't, you can find out by reading this book. Panoramic pictures of collage artwork add to the joy of learning more about the shape and size of dinosaurs.
ISBN 9781865048031
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2004
Topics / Year 4 easy reads /
Mullins, Patricia
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17830
Dinosaurs
A beautifully presented book about dinosaurs, including simple and interesting facts, an index, a glossary and web links.
ISBN 9780794504861
Series Usborne beginners series (18 of 44)
Publisher Usborne Publishing Ltd, 2006
Topics / Endangered species /
Turnbull, Stephanie & others
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15230
Divers
A look at animals whose lifestyle depends on being able to dive. The book includes simple factual information, beautifully presented photographs and illustrations, a glossary and an index.
ISBN 9780733937712
Series Longman animal lifestyles series (6 books)
Publisher Pearson Education Australia, 2002
Ballance, Alison
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DK guide to weather
A breathtaking collection of colour photographs and images in large format, depicting weather from the 1930s to the present.
ISBN 9780751328561
Publisher Dorling Kindersley, 2000
Allaby, Michael
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New
Do not lick this book
Min is microbe. She is small. Very small. In fact so small that you'd need to look through a microscope to see her. Or you can simply open this book and take Min on an adventure to amazing places she's never seen before- like the icy glaciers of your tooth or the twisted, tangled jungle that is your shirt. The perfect book for anyone who wants to take a closer look at the world.
ISBN 9781760293055
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2017
Ben-Barak, Idan & Frost, Julian
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Dogs
A beautifully presented book about dogs, including simple and interesting facts, an index, a glossary and web links.
ISBN 9780794504885
Series Usborne beginners series (20 of 44)
Publisher Usborne Publishing Ltd, 2005
Helbrough, Emma & others
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Dogs
Having a dog is a big responsibility. Your dog relies on you for food, water and a safe place to live. If your dog is sick or injured, it relies on you to make sure it gets proper care. Find out all you need to know about having a dog as a pet.
ISBN 9781740705660
Series Pets series (6 books)
Publisher Pearson Education Australia, 2009
Pyers, Greg
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9483
Dolphins
Describes the physical characteristics, life cycle, behaviour, and habitat of dolphins, marine mammals that can swim faster than forty kilometres per hour.
ISBN 9780717295890
Publisher Grolier Education, 2001
Giles, Bridget
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Dolphins & whales
Contains factual information about dolphins and whales with plenty of descriptions and images.
ISBN 9781405309653
Series Eyewonder series (22 books)
Publisher Dorling Kindersley, 2005
Bingham, Caroline
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3780
Donkeys
A fascinating look in the lives of donkeys. Find out why they roll in dust, what do they eat and how to do they make hee-haw noises.
ISBN 9781474921817
Series Usborne beginners series (44 books)
Publisher Usborne Publishing Ltd, 2017
Maclaine, James & Norton, Jeremy (ill) & Simo, Roger (ill)
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Drag racing motorcycles
Motorcycle drag racing is becoming a very popular motor sport. Amateur racers use their street bikes to drag race, while professionals use drag bikes that can reach three hundred and twenty kilometres per hour. Find out about drag racing motorcycles, the technology and what the future has in store for this high-speed sport.
ISBN 9781600145865
Series Torque series (12 books)
Publisher Bellwether Media, Inc, 2011
Von Finn, Denny
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Dreaming, The
Through these stories of the Dreaming, we learn the best way to act in certain situations and what can happen if we don't.
ISBN 9780646327631
Publisher Aboriginal Nations, 1997
Yavu-Kama-Harathunian, Cheri
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Ducks and other birds
The life span, mating behaviour, diet and self defence of ducks, and other birds, with amazing facts, relevant definitions and key terms included.
ISBN 9781930643444
Publisher Thameside Press, 2001
Morgan, Sally
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101550
Earth
From vicious volcanoes to wondrous waterfalls, the terror and beauty of Earth is shown in all its glory. Contains fascinating factual information about the earth with plenty of descriptions and images.
ISBN 9780756610692
Series Eyewonder series (22 books)
Publisher Dorling Kindersley, 2005
Dorling Kindersley (pub)
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9494
Earthworms
One of the Minibeasts series, describing the physical characteristics, behaviour and habitat of the earthworm.
ISBN 9780531146514
Publisher Watts Publishing Group, 2002
Llewellyn, Claire & Watts, Barrie
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15630
Egg is quiet, An
A beautifully illustrated, sophisticated and fascinating look at all sorts of eggs. American spelling and imperial measurement do not detract from the attractiveness of language, ideas and pictures.
ISBN 9780811844284
Publisher Chronicle Books, 2006
Aston, Dianna & Long, Sylvia
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Eggs and chicks
A beautifully presented book about chickens, including simple and interesting facts, an index, a glossary and web links.
ISBN 9780794501662
Series Usborne beginners series (10 of 44)
Publisher Usborne Publishing Ltd, 2007
Patchett, Fiona & others
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13824
Egyptians
A beautifully presented book about the ancient Egyptians, including simple facts, an index, a glossary and web links.
ISBN 9780746074541
Series Usborne beginners series (6 of 44)
Publisher Usborne Publishing Ltd, 2004
Turnbull, Stephanie
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15238
Elephants
Simple, factual information about elephants, with beautifully presented photographs and illustrations. A glossary of terms and an index are included.
ISBN 9780733921261
Series Longman world of animals series (20 books)
Publisher Pearson Education Australia, 2002
Meadows, Graham & Vial, Claire
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17865
Elizabeth 1
A beautifully presented book about the first Queen Elizabeth, including simple and interesting facts, an index, a glossary and web links.
ISBN 9780794508081
Series Usborne beginners series (25 of 44)
Publisher Usborne Publishing Ltd, 2004
Turnbull, Stephanie & others
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89630
Emperor's egg, The
The Emperor penguin is the only large animal to remain on the Antarctic mainland throughout its bitterly, inhospitable winter. Once the female has laid her egg, she heads back to the sea, leaving the male to incubate it. He then spends two months standing on the freezing cold ice with the egg on his feet.
ISBN 9781406313017
Series Nature storybooks series (23 books)
Publisher Walker Books, 2009
Topics / Year 4 easy reads /
Jenkins, Martin & Chapman, Jane (ill)
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31885
Emperor's kingdom: penguins on ice, The
Join the Emperor Penguins in Antarctica and experience a year in the life of these amazing creatures. Find out how the baby penguins stay snug and warm on their dads' feet, how they are fed and how the colony huddles together during the freezing winter.
ISBN 9781742031262
Publisher Black Dog Books, 2010
Kirkwood, Roger
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41911
Emu
In the open forest, Emu gathers granite-green eggs under soft feathers. Emu will care for the eggs and protect the stripy chicks once they hatch. There are many hazards in the forest for this unusual family.
ISBN 9781922179708
Series Nature storybooks series (23 books)
Publisher Walker Books Australia Pty Ltd, 2014
Saxby, Claire & Byrne, Graham (ill)
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20966
Entertainment technology
Since ancient times, people have been fascinated by how things work. This series features the design and technology of machines that are part of our daily lives, and explains where and how they are used and the materials from which they are made
ISBN 9780732997458
Series How does it work series (2 of 6)
Publisher MacMillan, 2005
Bruce, Linda & Sam & Jack
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9429
Eureka Stockade
An historic account of the Eureka Stockade, with humorous illustrations.
ISBN 9781863887083
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 1997
Boardman, Alan & Harvey, Roland (ill)
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4246
Eyes
Find out all about your eyes and the way they work. This book will also tell you why some creatures have eyes on the sides of their head and what to do if your eyes don't work.
ISBN 9781862307476
Series Little genius series (4 books)
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2009
Lennard, Kate & Gulliksen, Eivind (ill)
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Eyewonder 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 Eyewonder series (22 books)
Various
No book cover.
14426
Face to face with grizzlies
Find out lots of fascinating information about the magnificent brown bears of North America, and why it is so important to preserve them and their habitat. Includes stunning photographs, a glossary, and book and website references so you can discover even more.
ISBN 9781426304743
Publisher National Geographic Society, 2009
Topics / Endangered species /
Sartore, Joel
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Families
A look at Indigenous families in Broome, on Prince of Wales Island, Brewarrina, Tennant Creek and Brisbane, with great photographs, maps and extra background information.
ISBN 9781865044804
Series Reconciliation - for younger students series (1 of 10)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2002
Galleguillos, Sharon & Kelly, Perri-Ann
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27934
Farm animals
Test yourself on questions about farm animals. Don't look at the answers till you've had a go. Spectacular full colour photographs of farm animals are included on every page.
ISBN 9780545003940
Series True or false series (4 of 5)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2008
Berger, Melvin & Gilda
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17977
Farm animals
A beautifully presented book about farm animals, including simple and interesting facts, an index, a glossary and web links.
ISBN 9780794504892
Series Usborne beginners series (21 of 44)
Publisher Usborne Publishing Ltd, 2005
Daynes, Katie & others
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15208
Fascinating frogs & toads
Simple factual information about fascinating frogs and toads. The book includes beautifully presented photographs and illustrations, a glossary and an index.
ISBN 9780733937644
Series Longman world of amphibians and reptiles series (10 books)
Publisher Pearson Education Australia, 2002
Meadows, Graham & Vial, Claire
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49735
Festivals
The festivals that Australia's Indigenous people celebrate and how they celebrate them. Includes great photographs and extra information.
ISBN 9781865044811
Series Reconciliation - for younger students series (2 of 10)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2004
Park, Louise
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28523
Field full of horses, A
A beautifully worded book for the horse crazy, with exquisite and accurate illustrations. A story that includes information on how a horse trots, canters, gallops and bucks, their diet and how they are groomed.
ISBN 9781406312805
Series Nature storybooks series (23 books)
Publisher Walker Books, 2008
Topics / Year 4 easy reads /
Hansard, Peter & Lilly, Kenneth (ill)
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9509
Firefighter
An exploration of the role of firefighters in our community. Bright, photographic illustrations and simple clear text show the firefighters performing a range of typical work tasks.
ISBN 9781863916905
Publisher Harcourt Education Australia, 1999
Warbrick, Sarah
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13864
Firefighters
A beautifully presented book about firefighting, including simple facts, an index, a glossary and web links.
ISBN 9780746061275
Series Usborne beginners series (4 of 44)
Publisher Usborne Publishing Ltd, 2004
Daynes, Katie
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7549
Fish
Looking after fish is a big responsibility. They rely on you for food and a safe place to live. Find out all you need to know about having pet fish.
ISBN 9781740705691
Series Pets series (6 books)
Publisher Pearson Education Australia, 2009
Pyers, Greg
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7503
Fishing in the Torres Strait
Traditional fishing in the Torres Strait is demonstrated by Indigenous Australians. Includes great photographs and extra information.
ISBN 9781865044828
Series Reconciliation - for younger students series (3 of 10)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2002
Hall, Beth
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15225
Fliers & gliders
A look at animals that fly and glide. The book includes simple factual information, beautifully presented photographs and illustrations, a glossary and an index.
ISBN 9780733937729
Series Longman animal lifestyles series (6 books)
Publisher Pearson Education Australia, 2002
Ballance, Alison
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15256
Flies
Simple, factual information about flies, with beautifully presented photographs and illustrations. A glossary of terms and an index are included.
ISBN 9780123603746
Series Longman world of invertebrates series (10 books)
Publisher Pearson Education Australia, 2003
Meadows, Graham & Vial, Claire
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Fly on the wall series
Lots of fascinating information and annotated illustrations about everyday life. 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 Fly on the wall series (4 books)
Manning, Mick & Granstrom, Brita (ill)
No book cover.
3605
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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15371
Frog alphabet book, The
Find out about fascinating frogs from A-Z. An alphabet book of interesting creatures.
ISBN 9780881064629
Publisher Charlesbridge Publishing, 1990
Pallotta, Jerry & Masiello, Ralph (ill)
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24477
Frogs
Alive with froggy facts and amazing photos, this book will take you deep into the swampy world of amphibians such as the bullfrog, with its roaring burp, and the colourful little rainforest frogs with slick, shiny skin.
ISBN 9781426303920
Series National Geographic kids series level 1 and level 2 (10 books)
Publisher National Geographic Society, 2009
Carney, Elizabeth
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9452
Funny cars
With huge rear wheels, flip-up bodies and powerful engines, funny cars thrill fans across the country. Funny car engines can have over forty times the horsepower of a normal production vehicle. Sometimes, their engines explode during a race.
ISBN 9781600145872
Series Torque series (12 books)
Publisher Bellwether Media, Inc, 2011
Steele, Cameron
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4463
Funny faces
The faces of some animals may look funny to us, but their eyes, ears and noses are exactly what some animals need to survive.
ISBN 9781922179968
Publisher Black Dog Books, 2014
Norman, Mark Dr
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2939
Funny families
If you think your family is funny, imagine being a baby alligator carried around in your mother's mouth. Or being a baby tiger shark and eating your brothers and sisters.
ISBN 9781922179975
Publisher Black Dog Books, 2015
Norman, Mark
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1304
Funny homes
Some animals live in funny places - prickly cactuses, dark caves, high treetops - strange places humans would not survive.
ISBN 9781922179982
Publisher Black Dog Books, 2014
Norman, Mark
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1904
Furry creatures
Discover how seals keep dry and zebras stay hidden. A chance to feel fur and learn more about it.
ISBN 9781861991294
Publisher Andromeda Children's Books, 2005
Twist, Clint
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14243
Game of rugby league, The
Find out the basics of rugby league in Australia
ISBN 9781458649324
Series Rugby League Reads 3-4 series (3 books)
Publisher National Rugby League, 2010
Topics / Year 3 easy reads /
Hirsch, Suzan
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Gecko
Welcome to the world of Gecko. He warms up on the sunbaked rocks in the evening before hunting for food. A cockroach makes a yummy snake. Watch out! A hawk is hunting! An exciting introduction to one of the most varied species of lizard on the planet.
ISBN 9781925126556
Publisher Walker Books, 2017
Huber, Raymond & Lovelock, Brian (ill)
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Genius: the most astonishing inventions of all time
Find out about the machines, technology and ideas that have changed our lives, shaken the world, and shaped our future. The book is arranged chronologically, detailing the 'big inventions', who made it, where, when, how and why.
ISBN 9780500650431
Publisher Thames and Hudson (Australia) Pty Ltd, 2015
Topics / STEM /
Kespert, Deborah
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12483
Gentle giant octopus
An information book about a gentle, giant octopus searching for a safe place to lay her eggs. Discover how she uses her tentacles, why she squirts her ink and the care she takes to guard her babies.
ISBN 9780744562774
Series Nature storybooks series (23 books)
Publisher Walker Books, 2002
Topics / Year 4 easy reads /
Wallace, Karen & Bostock, Mike (ill)
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15239
Giraffes
Simple, factual information about giraffes, with beautifully presented photographs and illustrations. A glossary of terms and an index are included.
ISBN 9780733921339
Series Longman world of animals series (20 books)
Publisher Pearson Education Australia, 2002
Meadows, Graham & Vial, Claire
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34022
Gold for Cathy Freeman
The story of Cathy Freeman winning gold at the Olympic games. Great photos and a full biography are included.
ISBN 9781865044835
Series Reconciliation - for younger students series (4 of 10)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2005
Lau, Karen
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15240
Gorillas
Simple, factual information about gorillas, with beautifully presented photographs and illustrations. A glossary of terms and an index are included.
ISBN 9780733936265
Series Longman world of animals series (20 books)
Publisher Pearson Education Australia, 2002
Meadows, Graham & Vial, Claire
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15257
Grasshoppers & crickets
Simple factual information about grasshoppers and crickets, with beautifully presented photographs and illustrations. A glossary of terms and an index are included.
ISBN 9780123603715
Series Longman world of invertebrates series (10 books)
Publisher Pearson Education Australia, 2003
Meadows, Graham & Vial, Claire
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3726
Greek hero
See life in Ancient Greece with Agathon, a hoplite soldier, who boards a ship bound for home after battle. He is taken under the wing of the merchant, Lykon, who sees potential in the strong, young warrior. Eventually, Agathon marries Lykon's daughter and later competes in the Olympics.
ISBN 9781845076832
Series Fly on the wall series (4 books)
Publisher Frances Lincoln, 2007
Manning, Mick & Granstrom, Brita (ill)
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72110
Growing frogs
When a mother brings her daughter to a pond to collect some frog spawn, the little girl isn't sure what to expect. Day after day she checks on the jelly-like bubbles until the black dots in their centres turn into slippery tadpoles, and then keep on changing.
ISBN 9781406311730
Series Nature storybooks series (23 books)
Publisher Candlewick Press, 2008
Topics / Year 4 easy reads /
French, Vivian & Bartlett, Alison (ill)
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9467
Growing up at Uluru Australia
The life of the Anangu Aboriginal people is revealed in a picture book that focuses particularly on the children who live around Uluru in the Northern Territory.
ISBN 9781740210478
Publisher Steve Parish Publishing Pty Ltd, 2001
Breedon, Stan
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5175
Guide dogs: from puppies to partners
The making of guide dogs in Australia, from the breeding of puppies. Beautiful photos show puppy raising, harness training, matching with a blind partner and their eventual careers.
ISBN 9781865082462
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2002
Lawrenson, Diana
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9488
Guinea pig
Sensible advice on the care of a pet guinea pig with lots of information on guinea pigs in general, including their breeding and behaviour, social needs and health warnings.
ISBN 9781841383538
Publisher Belitha Press, 2003
Head, Honor & Burton, Jane (phot)
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15241
Hippos
Simple, factual information about hippos, with beautifully presented photographs and illustrations. A glossary of terms and an index are included.
ISBN 9780733923814
Series Longman world of animals series (20 books)
Publisher Pearson Education Australia, 2002
Meadows, Graham & Vial, Claire
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History mysteries series NEW SERIES 2018
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 History mysteries series NEW SERIES 2018 (4 books)
Greenwood, Mark
No book cover.
3228

New
History mysteries: Diamond Jack
In March 1942, an aircraft prepares for a desperate midnight escape, taking refugees to safety in Australia. Just before take-off, the pilot is entrusted with a mysterious, wax-sealed package.But when the plane is shot down by the enemy and crash lands on the Kimberley coast, the package is forgotten. Until someone stumbles across the find of a lifetime . . .
ISBN 9780143309260
Series History mysteries series NEW SERIES 2018 (4 books)
Publisher Penguin Books Australia, 2017
Greenwood, Mark
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9507
Home of the Kadimakara people
A Dreaming story retold. Jadianta, his sister Lande and brother Jalmor are fishing when a storm blows their walpa out into Balanorga, the great lake. A gentler wind blows them on shore and they must journey back to their people, the Kadimakara.
ISBN 9780207198489
Publisher HarperCollins Australia, 2000
Trezise, Percy
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9485
Horse show
As three children prepare for a show, readers are introduced to the horses at White Lane Farm, one of whom is a difficult horse to ride. Preparations, basic events and horse care are included.
ISBN 9780789473714
Publisher Dorling Kindersley, 2001
Hayden, Kate
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12476
Horses and ponies
If you have always wanted to know what kind of pony lives near the North Pole or why horses wear shoes, read this beautifully presented book about horses, including simple and interesting facts, an index, a glossary and web links.
ISBN 9780746058602
Series Usborne beginners series (3 of 44)
Publisher Usborne Publishing Ltd, 2004
Milbourne, Anna & others
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44629
Household technology
Since ancient times, people have been fascinated by how things work. This series features the design and technology of machines that are part of our daily lives, and explains where and how they are used and the materials from which they are made.
ISBN 9780732997489
Series How does it work series (3 of 6)
Publisher MacMillan, 2005
Bruce, Linda & Ian
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5046

New
How cities work
From the cities to the skyscrapers- reveal the secret workings of the city. Lift the flaps to see what is inside buildings and unfold pages to find out what's going on above your head and under your feet. It's the city like you have never seen before.
ISBN 9781786570215
Publisher Lonely Planet Publications, 2016
Topics / STEM /
Gulliver Hancock, James
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How does it work 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 How does it work series (6 books)
Various
No book cover.
35551

New
How does my home work?
Flick a switch...the light comes on. Press a button...the TV comes on. Turn the tap....clean water comes out. Take a drink from the fridge...it's cool and fresh. Just how do all these clever things happen in your home? Go on a fascinating journey, behind the walls and under the floor of this home to find out about the energy that makes it all work.
ISBN 9781406363784
Publisher Walker Books, 2017
Butterworth, Chris & Gaggiotti, Lucia (ill)
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12809
How flowers grow
If you have always wondered how flowers grow in deserts and rainforests, how animals help to spread seeds and which flowers we can eat, read this beautifully presented book about flowers that includes simple facts, an index, a glossary and web links.
ISBN 9780746047064
Series Usborne beginners series (1 of 44)
Publisher Usborne Publishing Ltd, 2003
Helbrough, Emma & others
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5654
How I go to school
Tom, Babia, Anabelle, Nicky and Luke talk about how they get to school. Includes great photographs and extra information.
ISBN 9781865044842
Series Reconciliation - for younger students series (5 of 10)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2002
Galleguillos, Sharon & Kelly, Perri-Ann
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18384
Human Body
Contains factual information about the human body with plenty of descriptions and images.
ISBN 9781405313803
Series Eyewonder series (22 books)
Publisher Dorling Kindersley, 2006
Bingham, Caroline
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8822
I is for Israel
Through the letters of the alphabet, from A for Ahalan (hello, welcome) to D for the Dead Sea to S is for Shuk (market), this is a celebration of Israel, in all its diversity. Find out about Israel's rich heritage, its families and modern-day life.
ISBN 9781847807083
Publisher Frances Lincoln, 2016
Bar-Hillel, Gili & Das, Prodeepta (photo)
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23474
I love guinea-pigs
Guinea-pigs are cute and cuddly, and they make great pets. Find out how best to care for them.
ISBN 9780744528206
Series Nature storybooks series (23 books)
Publisher Walker Books, 2009
Topics / Year 4 easy reads /
King-Smith, Dick & Jeram, Anita (ill)
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963
Ice bear
Find out how the polar bear, also called Nanuk, thrives in the Arctic. The beautiful words and illustrations also explain the lessons that the Inuit people have learned from watching this majestic creature.
ISBN 9781406313031
Series Nature storybooks series (23 books)
Publisher Walker Books, 2005
Topics / Year 4 easy reads /
Davies, Nicola & Blythe, Gary (ill)
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1766
Ice, wind, rock
Douglas Mawson is a true Australian hero, and one of the great Antarctic explorers. He was the first man to reach the South Magnetic Pole, and led Australia's first Antarctic expedition. This is a story of adventure and survival, as Mawson faces enormous challenges and triumphs.
ISBN 9780734411556
Publisher Lothian Books, 2013
Gouldthorpe, Peter
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94273
In the bush
This simple text lists common animals and birds of the Australian bush, followed by the same text presented as a play.
ISBN 9780975064030
Publisher Indij Readers, 2003
Anderson, L & Blackmore, E (adapt) & Kennedy, R (ill)
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25517
Indy cars
Indy cars are open wheel race cars that are used in the American Indy Racing League. The cars speed along tracks with straight stretches and sharp turns. Safety is a large concern because Indy car racing is very dangerous.
ISBN 9781600145889
Series Torque series (12 books)
Publisher Bellwether Media, Inc, 2010
Von Finn, Denny
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12774
Insects
Find out how the great diving beetle does it, the biggest insect in the world, where the louse loves to live and why African termites need a lot of spit. The reader can find all this information and more from this book.
ISBN 9781410900777
Publisher Raintree, 2003
Claybourne, Anna
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15258
Introducing arthropods
Simple factual information about arthropods, with beautifully presented photographs and illustrations. A glossary of terms and an index are included.
ISBN 9780123603739
Series Longman world of invertebrates series (10 books)
Publisher Pearson Education Australia, 2003
Meadows, Graham & Vial, Claire
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15207
Introducing frogs & toads
Simple factual information about frogs and toads. The book includes beautifully presented photographs and illustrations, a glossary and an index.
ISBN 9780733937620
Series Longman world of amphibians and reptiles series (10 books)
Publisher Pearson Education Australia, 2002
Meadows, Graham & Vial, Claire
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15259
Introducing invertebrates
Simple factual information about invertebrates, with beautifully presented photographs and illustrations. A glossary of terms and an index are included.
ISBN 9780123603722
Series Longman world of invertebrates series (10 books)
Publisher Pearson Education Australia, 2003
Meadows, Graham & Vial, Claire
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15206
Introducing snakes
Simple factual information about snakes. The book includes beautifully presented photographs and illustrations, a glossary and an index.
ISBN 9780733937637
Series Longman world of amphibians and reptiles series (10 books)
Publisher Pearson Education Australia, 2002
Meadows, Graham & Vial, Claire
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101541
Invention
Contains fascinating factual information about inventions with plenty of descriptions and images.
ISBN 9780751364897
Series Eyewonder series (22 books)
Publisher Dorling Kindersley, 2003
Dorling Kindersley (pub)
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3795
Iron Age, The
Find out all about the Iron Age. Discover how people made iron, and how it was used to make tools and weapons.
ISBN 9781409586425
Series Usborne beginners series (44 books)
Publisher Usborne Publishing Ltd, 2015
Topics / STEM /
Bone, Emily
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It all starts with a seed: how food grows
Did you know that some food needs the wind to grow? And some food grows in the dark? What food grows in water? And which nut isn't a nut at all, but a type of bean that grows underground? Find out the answers to these quirky questions and lots more about how all kinds of food grows in this awesome book!
ISBN 9781474922456
Publisher Usborne Publishing Ltd, 2017
Topics / STEM /
Bone, Emily & Elford, Sally (ill)
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21404
Jet fighters
The high manoeuvrability and speed of jet fighters cause pilots to experience g-forces nine times that of gravity. Find out about the history, technology and future of the fastest jet fighters in the world.
ISBN 9781600143359
Series Torque series (12 books)
Publisher Bellwether Media, Inc, 2010
Topics / STEM /
Von Finn, Denny
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9434
John Eales: rugby facts and fun for kids
Rugby activity book for young rugby fans is jam-packed with rugby facts galore, heaps of quizzes, games and word puzzles and engrossing information about the 2003 Rugby World Cup.
ISBN 9780733312496
Publisher ABC Books, 2003
Eales, John & Batchelor, Lindy
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9470
Journey to the stars
An eye-catching presentation of currently accepted understandings about the various entities which make up the universe.
ISBN 9780199105762
Publisher Oxford University Press, 2000
Clark, Stuart
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10540
Juliane's story
Juliane is a twelve year old refugee. At the age of three, she was separated from her mother due to the conflicts n her home country of Zimbabwe. In her own words, Juliane describes the distress and isolation she felt while growing up in an African orphanage. An incredible chance meeting with her mother reunited the two of them. They applied for political asylum and were finally able to re-establish a life together in their new host country.
ISBN 9780750292825
Series Seeking refuge series (5 books)
Publisher Wayland, 2016
Topics / Displacement /
Glynne, Andy & Hammond, Karl (ill)
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1048
Just the right size: why big animals are big and little animals are little
Find out why there are no high-flying, wall-climbing, tall-building-leaping superheroes in real life. Find out what keeps big animals from engaging in astonishing feats of strength and agility, and yet why being tiny and all-powerful might have a downside. Discover the amazing true rules that control what bodies can and can't do.
ISBN 9781406304930
Publisher Walker Books, 2009
Davies, Nicola & Layton, Neal (ill)
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15242
Kangaroos
Simple, factual information about kangaroos, with beautifully presented photographs and illustrations. A glossary of terms and an index are included.
ISBN 9780733923838
Series Longman world of animals series (20 books)
Publisher Pearson Education Australia, 2002
Meadows, Graham & Vial, Claire
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9469
Killer plants and how to grow them
A fun approach to an unusual type of gardening. With attention to accuracy and detail, the book tells how plants trap their prey and how to grow carnivorous plants at home.
ISBN 9780140548013
Publisher Penguin, 1996
Cheers, Gordon
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9498
Kingdom of the sun: a book of the planets
A colourful picture book that introduces the world of the planets with a useful facts section at the end of the book.
ISBN 9780864613639
Publisher Koala Books, 2001
Mitton, Jacqueline & Balit, Christina
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Kingfisher young knowledge 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 Kingfisher young knowledge series (19 books)
Various
No book cover.
5885
Knights
A beautifully presented book about medieval knights, including simple and interesting facts, an index, a glossary and web links.
ISBN 9780746074480
Series Usborne beginners series (5 of 44)
Publisher Usborne Publishing Ltd, 2005
Turnbull, Stephanie & McNee, Ian
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15243
Koalas
Simple, factual information about koalas, with beautifully presented photographs and illustrations. A glossary of terms and an index are included.
ISBN 9780733923807
Series Longman world of animals series (20 books)
Publisher Pearson Education Australia, 2002
Meadows, Graham & Vial, Claire
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21919
Koalas
Koalas may look cute and cuddly but lots of things about them are strange. They have two thumbs per hand, they rarely need to drink water and can survive on poisonous leaves.
ISBN 9781742031309
Publisher Black Dog Books, 2010
Norman, Mark
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9468
Kupi-kupi and the girl
A traditional, oral story of the Areyonga community (text in English and Pitjantjatjara). A young girl who likes to chase the kupi-kupi (willy willy) is sucked up into one. She ends up captured by a wanampi (water snake). A daring rescue saves her.
ISBN 9781875641536
Publisher Magabala Books, 2000
Burton, Daphne Punytjina
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9506
Land of the snake people
The story of the journey home of the three Kadimakara children continues, as they travel through the land of the Snake People with their new companion, Wongabel.
ISBN 9780207199066
Publisher HarperCollins Australia, 2001
Trezise, Percy
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15244
Leopards
Simple, factual information about leopards, with beautifully presented photographs and illustrations. A glossary of terms and an index are included.
ISBN 9780733923821
Series Longman world of animals series (20 books)
Publisher Pearson Education Australia, 2002
Meadows, Graham & Vial, Claire
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43433

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Let's investigate with Nate: The solar system
Ever look up at the sky and wonder how many planets there are? Or want to know how many Earths could fit within the Sun? Take a ride 3.6 billion miles away to answer these questions and more while exploring the solar system with Nate and his team of adventurous scientists! Walk on the moon, fly with satellite, gaze at the comets, and discover why Pluto isn't a planet anymore!
ISBN 9780062357427
Publisher HarperCollins Australia, 2017
Topics / STEM /
Ball, Nate & Hargis, Wes
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43450

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Let's investigate with Nate: The water cycle
Ever wonder where water comes from and where it goes? Or why sometimes it rains and sometimes it snows? Then join Nate Ball and his crack team of curious scientists as they shrink down smaller than a raindrop to see firsthand what the water cycle is all about. It's the learning adventure of a lifetime!
ISBN 9780062357397
Publisher HarperCollins Australia, 2017
Topics / STEM /
Ball, Nate & Hargis, Wes
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9479
Life cycle of a pumpkin
An in-depth look at the life cycle of the familiar pumpkin with stages explained through simple text and stunning photography. An illustrated timeline on each page charts the lifespan of the pumpkin.
ISBN 9780431084619
Publisher Heinemann, 2002
Fridell, Ron & Walsh, Patricia
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9480
Life cycle of a silkworm
An in-depth look at the life cycle of the silkworm with stages explained through simple text and stunning photography. An illustrated timeline charts the stages of development of the silkworm.
ISBN 9780431084633
Publisher Heinemann, 2002
Fridell, Ron & Walsh, Patricia
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9481
Life cycle of a spider
An in-depth look at the life cycle of a spider with stages explained through simple text and stunning photography. An illustrated timeline on each page shows the development of the spider.
ISBN 9780431084657
Publisher Heinemann, 2002
Fridell, Ron & Walsh, Patricia
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Life cycles 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 Life cycles series (8 books)
Callery, Sean
No book cover.
3806
Life cycles: Desert
Fantastic photographs and fascinating facts reveal the life cycles of ten animals that live in the desert. The life cycles link together to create three food chains that interact to create a food web.
ISBN 9780753433232
Series Life cycles series (8 books)
Publisher Kingfisher, 2012
Callery, Sean
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7986
Life cycles: Forest
Fantastic photographs and fascinating facts reveal the life cycles of ten animals that live in the forest. The life cycles link together to create three food chains that interact to create a food web.
ISBN 9780753433249
Series Life cycles series (8 books)
Publisher Kingfisher, 2012
Callery, Sean
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2391
Life cycles: Grassland
Fantastic photographs and fascinating facts about animals that live in grassland habitats. Discover which creatures are at the top and bottom of three grassland food chains, and what happens to each stage of their life cycle.
ISBN 9780753431917
Series Life cycles series (8 books)
Publisher Kingfisher, 2011
Callery, Sean
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21197
Life cycles: Mountain
Fantastic photographs and fascinating facts reveal the life cycles of ten animals that live in the mountains. The life cycles link together to create three food chains that interact to create a food web.
ISBN 9780753433393
Series Life cycles series (8 books)
Publisher Kingfisher, 2012
Callery, Sean
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11541
Life cycles: Ocean
Fantastic photographs and fascinating facts reveal the life cycles of ten animals that live in oceans. The life cycles link together to create three food chains that interact to create a food web.
ISBN 9780753431696
Series Life cycles series (8 books)
Publisher Kingfisher, 2011
Callery, Sean
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4370
Life cycles: Polar lands
Fantastic photographs and fascinating facts reveal the life cycles of ten animals that live in polar lands. The life cycles link together to create three food chains that interact to create a food web.
ISBN 9780753434574
Series Life cycles series (8 books)
Publisher Kingfisher, 2012
Callery, Sean
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11818
Life cycles: Rainforest
Fantastic photographs and fascinating facts reveal the life cycles of ten animals that live in the rainforest. The life cycles link together to create three food chains that interact to create a food web.
ISBN 9780753434604
Series Life cycles series (8 books)
Publisher Kingfisher, 2012
Callery, Sean
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17430
Life cycles: River
Fantastic photographs and fascinating facts reveal the life cycles of ten animals that live in rivers. The life cycles link together to create three food chains that interact to create a food web.
ISBN 9780753433409
Series Life cycles series (8 books)
Publisher Kingfisher, 2012
Callery, Sean
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15147
Life in a rockpool
A rockpool can be home for a whole community of living things. Find out how they survive and how they interact. Contains close-up photographs, illustrations and interesting facts.
ISBN 9781740707909
Publisher Echidna Books, 2004
Pyers, Greg
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37599
Light and sound
A great way to introduce the science of light and sound to young readers. Easy terminology and colour photographs explain the basics about eyes and seeing, making light, sunlight, electric light, sound and how we hear.
ISBN 9780753460368
Series Kingfisher young knowledge series (19 books)
Publisher Kingfisher, 2007
Topics / STEM /
Goldsmith, Dr Mike
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15245
Lions
Simple, factual information about lions, with beautifully presented photographs and illustrations. A glossary of terms and an index are included.
ISBN 9780733921308
Series Longman world of animals series (20 books)
Publisher Pearson Education Australia, 2002
Meadows, Graham & Vial, Claire
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87481
Little brainwaves investigate: animals, The
Take a spectacular journey through the world of animals, from how animal families protect, teach and feed their young to the climbing habits of an orang-utan. Packed with brilliant photography, wonderfully wacky illustrations and amazing facts, discover everything you ever wanted to know about animals.
ISBN 9781405351799
Publisher Dorling Kindersley, 2010
Bingham, Caroline & Swerling, Lisa (ill) & Lazar, Ralph (ill)
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Little genius series
Find out all sorts of interesting information about how your body works. 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 Little genius series (4 books)
Lennard, Kate & Gulliksen, Eivind (ill)
No book cover.
51474
Living in space
A beautifully presented book about space, including simple and interesting facts, an index, a glossary and web links.
ISBN 9780794503017
Series Usborne beginners series (11 of 44)
Publisher Usborne Publishing Ltd, 2003
Daynes, Katie & others
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15209
Lizards
Simple factual information about lizards. The book includes beautifully presented photographs and illustrations, a glossary and an index.
ISBN 9780733937613
Series Longman world of amphibians and reptiles series (10 books)
Publisher Pearson Education Australia, 2002
Meadows, Graham & Vial, Claire
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Longman animal lifestyles 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 Longman animal lifestyles series (6 books)
Ballance, Alison
No book cover.
Longman world of amphibians and reptiles 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 Longman world of amphibians and reptiles series (10 books)
Meadows, Graham & Vial, Claire
No book cover.
Longman world of animals 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 Longman world of animals series (20 books)
Meadows, Graham & Vial, Claire
No book cover.
Longman world of invertebrates 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 Longman world of invertebrates series (10 books)
Meadows, Graham & Vial, Claire
No book cover.
4853

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Look inside how computers work
Find out what happens behind the screen, beneath the keyboard and inside the electronic 'brain' of a computer. Lift the flaps to find out.
ISBN 9781409599043
Publisher Usborne Publishing Ltd, 2016
Topics / STEM /
Frith, Alex & Dickins, Rosie & King, Colin (ill)
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Looking after your pet 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 Looking after your pet series (6 books)
Hibbert, Claire
No book cover.
102022
Looking after your pet: cat
Well-organised information, with great photo illustrations, about caring for a kitten.
ISBN 9780750245197
Series Looking after your pet series (6 books)
Publisher Hachette Children's Books, 2004
Hibbert, Claire
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16703
Looking after your pet: dog
Well-organised information, with great photo illustrations, about caring for a puppy Covers naming your dog, grooming, feeding, health, dog friendly holidays and much more.
ISBN 9780750245234
Series Looking after your pet series (6 books)
Publisher White-Thomson Publishing Ltd, 2004
Hibbert, Claire
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102023
Looking after your pet: fish
Well-organised information, with great photo illustrations, about caring for pet fish.
ISBN 9780750245227
Series Looking after your pet series (6 books)
Publisher Hachette Children's Books, 2007
Hibbert, Claire
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102024
Looking after your pet: guinea pig
Well-organised information, with great photo illustrations, about caring for a guinea pig.
ISBN 9780750245210
Series Looking after your pet series (6 books)
Publisher Hachette Children's Books, 2007
Hibbert, Claire
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102029
Looking after your pet: hamster
Well-organised information, with great photo illustrations, about caring for a hamster.
ISBN 9780750245203
Series Looking after your pet series (6 books)
Publisher Hachette Children's Books, 2007
Hibbert, Claire
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102130
Looking after your pet: rabbit
Well-organised information, with great photo illustrations, about caring for a rabbit.
ISBN 9780750245241
Series Looking after your pet series (6 books)
Publisher Hachette Children's Books, 2007
Hibbert, Claire
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42441
Lugalbanda: the boy who got caught up in a war
The land we now call Iraq is older than the Bible, the Koran or the Torah, and before the time of Roman and Greek myths and legends. Lugalbanda is on his way to war with his older brothers when he becomes separated. He meets the goddess, Inana, and the magical Anzu bird that give him special powers. He uses his new powers to help resolve the war peacefully and become a great ruler.
ISBN 9781406305340
Publisher Walker Books, 2007
Williams, Marcia
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58758
Lyrebird
When Edith met a cheeky young lyrebird on her garden path, she could not guess that he would one day be known as 'A Miracle of the Dandenongs'. Soon, James the lyrebird was singing and dancing for Edith, mimicking the birdsongs and other sounds that echoed through the bush. Word of their friendship spread and people travelled from near and far to film and record James. But with people came change.
ISBN 9781921833045
Publisher Museum Victoria, 2012
Kerin, Jackie & Gouldthorpe, Peter (ill)
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3450

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Magnificent creatures: Animals on the move
We live in an amazing world, surrounded by magnificent creatures, great and small. They make this earth a magical place to live.
ISBN 9780571330683
Publisher Faber & Faber, 2016
Wright, Anna
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101547
Mammal
Contains fascinating factual information about mammals with plenty of descriptions and images.
ISBN 9780751364767
Series Eyewonder series (22 books)
Publisher Dorling Kindersley, 2003
Dorling Kindersley (pub)
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12778
Mammals
Discover what mammals are, how they live, what they eat, why seals have fur, how dolphins send messages to each other and many more interesting facts. Excellent contents and index pages help you find all this information and more.
ISBN 9780749639488
Publisher Watts, 2000
Claybourne, Anna
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2786
Mammals
A well-presented guide to mammals that gives the scientific and generic name, size and occurrence of each species. Maps show where the mammals live and there are beautiful, colour photographs of their physical appearance.
ISBN 9780751333749
Publisher Dorling Kindersley, 2002
Clutton-Brock, Juliet
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2798
Maps and mapping
Different maps are introduced with explanations of how they work. Simple explanations and beautiful illustrations provide interesting information about compass points, map keys and scales, colours and contours.
ISBN 9780753457597
Series Kingfisher young knowledge series (19 books)
Publisher Kingfisher, 2004
Chancellor, Deborah
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9503
Martian rock
Rhyming text and bright illustrations help make this a lively investigation into the planets of our solar system.
ISBN 9780744556322
Publisher Walker Books, 2000
Shields, Carol Diggory & Nash, Scott
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15422
Materials
From what are rocks made? From where do plastics come? For what are they used? Why can I see through glass? Simple explanations and beautiful illustrations help readers find the answers to these and other questions about matter.
ISBN 9780753458679
Series Kingfisher young knowledge series (19 books)
Publisher Kingfisher, 2005
Gifford, Clive
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41098
Meet Don Bradman
Don Bradman was Australia's greatest cricketer. This is the story of how he first came to play for Australia, and how his record-breaking feats in the Ashes series became a source of pride and hope during the hard years of the Great Depression.
ISBN 9781925324891
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2016
Vass, Coral & Howe, Brad (ill)
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10711
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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9398
Meet the Flying Doctors
In the early twentieth century, Reverend John Flynn saw the potential for aeroplanes to bring urgent medical care to people in outback Australia. He campaigned for more than ten years to make his big idea a reality. That big idea became the Royal Flying Doctor Service. Today, the Service, a not-for-profit organisation, provides emergency and primary health care across Australia.
ISBN 9780143780687
Publisher Penguin Books Australia, 2016
Ivanoff, George & Wood, Ben (ill)
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2272
Mega bikes
Discover the coolest, fastest and most amazing bikes on the road with colour, full-page photographs of speedy scooters, choppers, cruisers, sport bikes, quad and motocross bikes.
ISBN 9781741694130
Series Mega series (7 books)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2009
Pitchall, Chez & Gunzi, Christiane (ill)
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2195
Mega cars
With huge Hummers and stretch limousines, racing Ferraris and stunning Lamborghinis, this colourful book has big, full-colour photographs of the coolest, fastest and most exciting cars.
ISBN 9781865045726
Series Mega series (7 books)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2007
Pitchall, Chez & Gunzi, Christiane (ill)
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79008
Mega machines
Discover the world of machines with big, full-colour photographs on every page.
ISBN 9781865049861
Series Mega series (7 books)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2007
Pitchall, Chez & Gunzi, Christiane (ill)
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79006
Mega rescuers
With big, full-colour photographs, discover the machines and vehicles used in rescues, and find items on each page.
ISBN 9781741690897
Series Mega series (7 books)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2008
Pitchall, Chez & Gunzi, Christiane (ill)
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Mega series
Lots of information about machines and vehicles. 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 Mega series (7 books)
Pitchall, Chez & Gunzi, Christiane (ill)
No book cover.
21710
Mega spacecraft
Explore the exciting world of space, with big, full-colour photographs of rocket launchers, satellites, space telescopes, shuttles, lunar rovers and other amazing spacecraft.
ISBN 9781741690507
Series Mega series (7 books)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2008
Pitchall, Chez & Gunzi, Christiane (ill)
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19065
Mega tractors
Huge tractors, massive combine harvesters, foragers, balers and lots more are featured in colour, full-page photographs of gigantic machinery.
ISBN 9781741694086
Series Mega series (7 books)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2009
Pitchall, Chez & Gunzi, Christiane (ill)
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30627
Mega trucks
From massive diggers, loggers and loaders to gigantic dumpers and bulldozers, this bright and busy book is full of big, full-colour photographs.
ISBN 9781865048413
Series Mega series (7 books)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2005
Pitchall, Chez & Gunzi, Christiane (ill)
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4776
Mice and rats
Keeping a mouse or rat is a big responsibility. They rely on you for food, water and a safe place to live. If your mouse or rat is sick or injured, you need to ensure that it gets proper care. Find out all you need to know about having a mouse or rat as a pet.
ISBN 9781740705684
Series Pets series (6 books)
Publisher Pearson Education Australia, 2009
Pyers, Greg
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1472
Military helicopters
Military helicopters perform a variety of missions for armed forces around the world. Some of these helicopters are capable of speeds approaching three hundred and twenty kilometres per hour. Discover the history, technology and future of the world's fastest military helicopters.
ISBN 9781600143366
Series Torque series (12 books)
Publisher Bellwether Media, Inc, 2010
Von Finn, Denny
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22227
Motorcycles
Most motorcycles can go pretty fast. However, some are designed to reach incredibly fast speeds. Find out about the history of motorcycles, the technology behind the fastest bikes and what the future holds for the world's fastest motorcycles.
ISBN 9781600142918
Series Torque series (12 books)
Publisher Bellwether Media, Inc, 2010
Von Finn, Denny
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29408
Mountains
Climb to the highest peaks and discover why so few creatures can live at the top of the world. Learn about the different ways that mountains are formed, why mountains are one of the world's most challenging habitats and the feats of world-famous mountaineers.
ISBN 9780753460375
Series Kingfisher young knowledge series (19 books)
Publisher Kingfisher, 2007
Hynes, Margaret
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45923
Mummies
Find out why these mysterious corpses were mummified and the science behind the myths. Mummies provide a fascinating window on the past of cultures worldwide. Lots of facts and captivating photos.
ISBN 9781426305290
Series National Geographic kids series level 1 and level 2 (10 books)
Publisher National Geographic Society, 2009
Topics / STEM /
Carney, Elizabeth
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2995
Music technology
Since ancient times, people have been fascinated by how things work. This series features the design and technology of machines that are part of our daily lives, and explains where and how they are used, and the materials from which they are made.
ISBN 9780732997472
Series How does it work series (4 of 6)
Publisher MacMillan, 2008
Hilvert, John & Bruce, Linda & Hilvert-Bruce, Alan
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60633
My community is La Perouse
Bradley takes us on a tour of his home suburb, La Perouse. Includes great photos, maps and extra information about the local history and places of interest.
ISBN 9781865044873
Series Reconciliation - for younger students series (8 of 10)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2002
Galleguillos, Sharon
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89128
My dinosaur ABC
A great book for dinosaur enthusiasts. The descriptions and drawings of twenty six dinosaurs provide interesting facts and details. Each letter of the alphabet, clearly written in lower and upper case, corresponds with a dinosaur name, which is shown phonetically to assist pronunciation.
ISBN 9781921346927
Publisher Brolly Books, 2008
Adam, Emma & Turner, Nadia (ill)
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15351
My Hindu year
A colourful introduction to the Hindu religion and celebrations, with a festival calendar and glossary.
ISBN 9780750240567
Publisher Hodder Children's Books (Australia), 2003
Senker, Cath
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9787
Nancy Bentley: the first Australian female sailor
Based on the true life story of Nancy Bentley, who was born in 1914 and lived with her family in Port Arthur, and due to unusual circumstances, related in this book, was inducted into the Royal Australian navy at the age of six years.
ISBN 9781921042768
Publisher New Frontier Publishing, 2011
Topics / Year 4 easy reads /
Hawkins, Tracey & Grantford, Jacqui (ill)
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National Geographic kids series level 1 and level 2
An interesting and informative series with great photographs. 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 National Geographic kids series level 1 and level 2 (10 books)
Various
No book cover.
Nature storybooks series
A mixture of story and factual information presented. Some titles have a CD. 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 Nature storybooks series (23 books)
Various
No book cover.
18401
Nature's way A to Z
Combining humorous verse through the twenty-six letters of the alphabet. This book shows nature's ways and how the environment works.
ISBN 9781863333061
Publisher Crawford House Publishing, 2005
Brian, Janeen & Leitch, Helen (ill)
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6924
Navid's story
When Navid was four years old, his father's life was in danger so he fled their home in Iran to the United Kingdom. A couple of years later, when Navid and his mother followed him, it was strange to be reunited with father as so much had changed. In his own words, Navid describes why he had to leave, his long journey as a refugee and his struggle to adapt to life in another country.
ISBN 9780750278911
Series Seeking refuge series (5 books)
Publisher Wayland, 2015
Topics / Displacement /
Glynne, Andy &Topf, Jonathan (ill)
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15211
Newts & salamanders
Simple factual information about newts and salamanders. The book includes beautifully presented photographs and illustrations, a glossary and an index.
ISBN 9780733937569
Series Longman world of amphibians and reptiles series (10 books)
Publisher Pearson Education Australia, 2002
Meadows, Graham & Vial, Claire
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9486
Night animals
Catchy, casual language, photographs and cartoon drawings show how nocturnal animals find food and shelter, how they mate and explore the concept of adaptation.
ISBN 9781854347947
Publisher Two-can Publishing, 2000
Hussein, Iqbal & Boller, Gary
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18007
Night animals
A beautifully presented book about nocturnal animals, including simple and interesting facts, an index, a glossary and web links.
ISBN 9780794503833
Series Usborne beginners series (16 of 44)
Publisher Usborne Publishing Ltd, 2004
Meredith, Susan
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11991
Night creatures
Easy to read rhymes reveal information about special creatures who like the night, including skunks, owls, bats, foxes, jaguars, badgers and kangaroos. Beautiful photos and busy pages of facts.
ISBN 9780545057974
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2008
Cooper, Wade
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50800
No return: Captain Scott's race to the pole
In the age of discovery, Antarctica remained largely unexplored. Robert Falcon Scott was one pioneer who penetrated the ice and cruel weather. This is the amazing story of his second journey from England to Antarctica. On the return journey, Scott and his comrades perished from a combination of exhaustion, starvation and extreme cold.
ISBN 9780734412201
Publisher Lothian Books, 2011
Gouldthorpe, Peter
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101543
Ocean
Contains fascinating factual information about oceans with plenty of descriptions and images.
ISBN 9781405304719
Series Eyewonder series (22 books)
Publisher Dorling Kindersley, 2004
Dorling Kindersley (pub)
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13154
Oceans and seas
Read about the fascinating underwater world, from the deepest oceans to the shallows, home to saltwater-dwelling creatures and plants. Simple explanations and beautiful illustrations provide information on a variety of creatures and plants.
ISBN 9780753457580
Series Kingfisher young knowledge series (19 books)
Publisher Kingfisher, 2004
Davies, Nicola
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12401
One tiny turtle
In this beautifully illustrated book, Loggerhead swims alone in the vastness of the water, munches on crabs, floats over coral reefs and crawls with slow, heavy steps across the beach to lay her eggs.
ISBN 9780744594010
Series Nature storybooks series (23 books)
Publisher Walker Books, 2002
Topics / Year 4 easy reads /
Davies, Nicola & Chapman, Jane (ill)
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15246
Orangutans
Simple, factual information about orangutans, with beautifully presented photographs and illustrations. A glossary of terms and an index are included.
ISBN 9780733936319
Series Longman world of animals series (20 books)
Publisher Pearson Education Australia, 2002
Meadows, Graham & Vial, Claire
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15247
Otters
Simple, factual information about otters, with beautifully presented photographs and illustrations. A glossary of terms and an index are included.
ISBN 9780733936258
Series Longman world of animals series (20 books)
Publisher Pearson Education Australia, 2002
Meadows, Graham & Vial, Claire
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14096
Owls
A fascinating introduction to owls, including nesting, hunting, living at night and camouflage. Find out how owls find their way in the dark, what they eat, and what a baby owl is called. Full of interesting facts, illustrations and colour photographs, with a glossary of teems and internet links to exciting websites.
ISBN 9781409530664
Series Usborne beginners series (44 books)
Publisher Usborne Publishing Ltd, 2013
Bone, Emily & Cooper, Jenny (ill)
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8877
Pandas
Find out where pandas live, what they eat and why it is so important to care and protect these animals in zoos, sanctuaries and the wild.
ISBN 9781409581598
Series Usborne beginners series (44 books)
Publisher Usborne Publishing Ltd, 2015
Topics / Endangered species /
Maclaine, James & others
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15248
Pandas
Simple, factual information about pandas, with beautifully presented photographs and illustrations. A glossary of terms and an index are included.
ISBN 9780733936302
Series Longman world of animals series (20 books)
Publisher Pearson Education Australia, 2002
Meadows, Graham & Vial, Claire
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76935
Pandas
The whole world loves panda bears. They live in wild places far away and are the star attractions in zoos, all over the world, that keep them safe and healthy. Lots of facts and fantastic photographs show them playing, climbing and chewing. But, be careful, they can scratch too.
ISBN 9781426306105
Series National Geographic kids series level 1 and level 2 (10 books)
Publisher National Geographic Society, 2010
Schreiber, Anne
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21193
Penguins
Meet every kind of penguin up close. Watch them walk, talk and make friends, share meals, and raise fluffy chicks. Journey to Antarctica and find out how penguins there survive natural and man-made dangers in their icy home.
ISBN 9781407131528
Publisher Scholastic US, 2012
Arlon, Penelope & Gordon-Harris, Tory
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4989
Penguins
Lots of fascinating facts, stunning photographs and illustrations reveal a lot about the world of penguins. Find out where penguins live, what they eat and how they catch their food. Includes a glossary of terms and selected internet links to exciting websites about penguins.
ISBN 9780746099667
Series Usborne beginners series (44 books)
Publisher Usborne Publishing Ltd, 2009
Bone, Emily & Cooper, Jenny (ill) & Haggerty, Tim (ill)
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48666
Penguins
Penguins will waddle their way into your heart. Find out about the different types of penguins, where they live and how they raise their young.
ISBN 9781426304262
Series National Geographic kids series level 1 and level 2 (10 books)
Publisher National Geographic Society, 2009
Schreiber, Anne
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892
Permaculture gardens
Discover how nature works in your backyard. Compost and some vegie seeds, a shovel, hat and gloves.
ISBN 9780987407702
Publisher National Library of Australia, 2013
Bollard, Kellie
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Pets series
Find out all you need to know about owning and caring for a variety of pets. 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 Pets series (6 books)
Pyers, Greg
No book cover.
46271
Pharaoh's Egypt
This book has the ancient Egyptians coming to life with flies, sand and bloody fingerprints plastering the pages.
ISBN 9781845075781
Series Fly on the wall series (4 books)
Publisher Frances Lincoln, 2008
Manning, Mick & Granstrom, Brita (ill)
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2923
Phasmid: Saving the Lord Howe Island Stick Insect
Sometimes, a story of animal survival in the wild is so unbelievable that you couldn't possibly think it was true. The Lord Howe Island Phasmid, also known as the Stick Insect, was once thought to be extinct. Dedicated people have carried out an extraordinary conservation effort. The story is told in the voice of a phasmid, whose life begins inside a small egg where it grows for up to nine months, and becomes three times longer than the egg.
ISBN 9781486301126
Publisher CSIRO, 2015
Cleave, Rohan & Tulloch, Coral (ill)
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26077
Pigs
Learn about the fascinating lives of pigs on farms and in the wild. Find out why pigs roll in mud, why they grunt and whether they can swim. Lots of interesting information, with photographs and internet links to video clips.
ISBN 9781409581611
Series Usborne beginners series (44 books)
Publisher Usborne Publishing Ltd, 2016
Maclaine, James & Norton, Jeremy (ill)
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101539
Pirate
Contains fascinating factual information about pirates with plenty of descriptions and images.
ISBN 9780789460240
Series Eyewonder series (22 books)
Publisher Dorling Kindersley, 2001
Dorling Kindersley (pub)
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13723
Pirates
Find out about the most famous pirate of them all and many other interesting pirate facts.
ISBN 9780746074411
Series Usborne beginners series (44 books)
Publisher Usborne Publishing Ltd, 2006
Clarke, Catriona
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18054
Planes
A beautifully presented book about planes, including simple and interesting facts, an index, a glossary and web links.
ISBN 9780794503192
Series Usborne beginners series (12 of 44)
Publisher Usborne Publishing Ltd, 2003
Patchett, Fiona & others
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43829
Planet Earth
Delve beneath Earth's surface and find out why volcanoes erupt and earthquakes shake the land. Look up into the atmosphere to identify different clouds. Explore Earth's coldest, hottest, driest and wettest places, and find out what makes our planet truly unique.
ISBN 9780753459348
Series Kingfisher young knowledge series (19 books)
Publisher Kingfisher, 2006
Chancellor, Deborah
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101542
Plant
From carnivorous plants to the smallest seeds, discover the wonderful world of plant life. Contains fascinating factual information about plants with plenty of descriptions and images.
ISBN 9781405305983
Series Eyewonder series (22 books)
Publisher Dorling Kindersley, 2005
Dorling Kindersley (pub)
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12183
Plants
With interesting photographs, this book introduces young readers to some of the weirdest plants in the world.
ISBN 9781410900791
Publisher Raintree, 2003
Claybourne, Anna
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7470
Platypus
Platypus leaves his burrow in the riverbank and dives into the cool, green pool. It's dusk and he is hungry. Platypus is always busy, always moving, looking for his next meal. Follow platypus, one of Australia's most puzzling and unique animals, as he plays, swims, dives and scurries around his riverbank home.
ISBN 9781922077448
Series Nature storybooks series (23 books)
Publisher Walker Books Australia Pty Ltd, 2015
Whiting, Sue & Jackson, Mark (ill)
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3791

New
Please be nice to sharks: fascinating facts about the ocean's most misunderstood creatures
You're probably thinking, "Why be nice to sharks?" Well, if you like the sea, you should love sharks. They are essential to the health of the ocean's ecosystem. But the sad truth is that sharks are being fished to extinction. That's bad news for our planet. Besides, sharks are cool. Dive into this book and learn more about these amazing, awesome and misunderstood fish.
ISBN 9781454917489
Publisher Sterling Publishing Co, 2016
Topics / Endangered species /
Weiss, Matt & Botelho, Daniel (photography)
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11383
Poisonous animals
Lots of fascinating facts, colourful photographs and illustrations reveal the dangerous world of poisonous animals, from stinging scorpions to venomous creatures under the sea. Each page features a different type of poisonous animal, fish or insect, and the ways they use their poison or venom to attack rivals, hunt for prey or defend themselves.
ISBN 9781409581581
Series Usborne beginners series (44 books)
Publisher Usborne Publishing Ltd, 2015
Bone, Emily
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15249
Polar bears
Simple, factual information about polar bears, with beautifully presented photographs and illustrations. A glossary of terms and an index are included.
ISBN 9780733936234
Series Longman world of animals series (20 books)
Publisher Pearson Education Australia, 2002
Meadows, Graham & Vial, Claire
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15423
Polar lands
The most remarkable place on earth has an incredible diversity of animals and plant life. Meet the people who live inside the Arctic Circle and the scientists who work in Antarctica. Information about both poles and why they must be conserved.
ISBN 9780753458686
Series Kingfisher young knowledge series (19 books)
Publisher Kingfisher, 2005
Hynes, Margaret
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61405
Poles apart: life at the ends of the Earth
Despite the movies, polar bears and penguins will never meet in the wild. That's because they live on different poles. Find out about their homes at opposite ends of the Earth.
ISBN 9781742031354
Publisher Black Dog Books, 2010
Norman, Mark
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9453
Police officer
Explores the role of police officers in our community. Bright, photographic illustrations show one officer completing a range of work tasks that are typical of the officer's responsibilities.
ISBN 9781863918497
Publisher Heinemann, 1997
Artis, Lara
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9510
Postie
An exploration of the role of postal workers in our community. Bright, photographic illustrations and simple clear text show the postie performing a range of typical work tasks.
ISBN 9781863916288
Publisher Harcourt Education Australia, 1999
Warbrick, Sarah
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4379
Powerboats
High-performance engines make these boats capable of incredible speeds. Find out how powerboats are designed to reduce wind resistance to help them reach the fastest speed possible.
ISBN 9781600142826
Series Torque series (12 books)
Publisher Bellwether Media, Inc, 2010
Von Finn, Denny
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101549
Pyramid
Contains fascinating factual information about pyramids with plenty of descriptions and images.
ISBN 9780756602864
Series Eyewonder series (22 books)
Publisher Dorling Kindersley, 2004
Dorling Kindersley (pub)
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9487
Rabbit
Looking after a pet helps children to understand caring for others. Children can find out how to choose and look after a pet rabbit, information about different breeds of rabbit and the animal's life cycle, from birth to adulthood.
ISBN 9781841383576
Publisher Belitha Press, 2000
Head, Honor & Burton, Jane (phot)
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2774
Rabbits
Having a rabbit is a big responsibility. Your rabbit relies on you for food, water and a safe place to live. If your rabbit is sick or injured, it relies on you to make sure it gets proper care. Find out all you need to know about having a rabbit as a pet.
ISBN 9781740705677
Series Pets series (6 books)
Publisher Pearson Education Australia, 2009
Pyers, Greg
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101546
Rainforest
Take a walk on the wild side and experience the wonders of the rainforest. Contains fascinating factual information about rainforests with plenty of descriptions and images.
ISBN 9781405304702
Series Eyewonder series (22 books)
Publisher Dorling Kindersley, 2004
Dorling Kindersley (pub)
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9489
Rats and mice
Aspects of small pet care including sensible advice, health warnings and descriptions of the breeding behaviour and social needs of rats and mice.
ISBN 9781841383583
Publisher Belitha Press, 2003
Head, Honor & Burton, Jane (phot)
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12676
Ready, steady, grow
From sowing to harvesting, you can grow all kinds of plants, fruits and vegetables, from tasty tomatoes to pet-friendly plants. You don't even need a garden.
ISBN 9781740337717
Publisher Dorling Kindersley, 2010
Lock, Deborah (ed)
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Reconciliation - for younger students series
Promotes an appreciation of indigenous culture and the process of reconciliation between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians. 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 Reconciliation - for younger students series (10 books)
Various
No book cover.
13233
Reptiles
Test yourself on twenty-two questions about reptiles. Don't look at the answers till you've had a go. Spectacular full colour photographs of reptiles are included on every page.
ISBN 9780545003933
Series True or false series (3 of 5)
Publisher Scholastic US, 2008
Berger, Melvin & Gilda
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101552
Reptiles
Contains fascinating factual information about reptiles with plenty of descriptions and images.
ISBN 9781405306812
Series Eyewonder series (22 books)
Publisher Dorling Kindersley, 2004
Dorling Kindersley (pub)
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15204
Reptiles
Simple factual information about reptiles. The book includes beautifully presented photographs and illustrations, a glossary and an index.
ISBN 9780733937583
Series Longman world of amphibians and reptiles series (10 books)
Publisher Pearson Education Australia, 2002
Meadows, Graham & Vial, Claire
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18906
Reptiles
Find out why snakes swallow their meal whole, why geckos have to lick their eyes and how chameleons catch insects with their tongues.
ISBN 9780753413081
Series Kingfisher young knowledge series (19 books)
Publisher Kingfisher, 2009
Weber, Belinda
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13250
Rhinos
Simple factual information about the rhinoceros. The book includes beautifully presented photographs and illustrations, a glossary and an index.
ISBN 9780733923845
Series Longman world of animals series (20 books)
Publisher Pearson Education Australia, 2002
Meadows, Graham & Vial, Claire
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71268
River story
Follow a river's journey, beginning as a small stream from melted snow in the mountains, as it flows quietly past meadows, under bridges, through cities until, finally, emptying into the sea.
ISBN 9781406325935
Publisher Walker Books, 2015
Hooper, Meredith & Willey, Bee (ill)
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101540
Rivers & lakes
Contains fascinating factual information about rivers and lankes with plenty of descriptions and images.
ISBN 9780751339468
Series Eyewonder series (22 books)
Publisher Dorling Kindersley, 2003
Holland, Simon
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15414
Robots
Robots are everywhere - in the movies, on TV, in space and in games. Simple explanations and beautiful illustrations provide interesting information on robots.
ISBN 9780753456187
Series Kingfisher young knowledge series (19 books)
Publisher Kingfisher, 2003
Gifford, Clive
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9474
Rockets and other spacecraft
How rockets and other spacecraft work and look. Information on gravity and drag, how they are powered, built, steered and controlled. The book contains step-by-step instructions and plans for a fully working rocket powered by water pressure.
ISBN 9780749647292
Publisher Watts Publishing Group, 2003
Farndon, John
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7977
Rocks and fossils
The three kinds of rocks are described, with additional information about crystals and erosion, including weathering by sand, wind, water and plants.
ISBN 9780753456194
Series Kingfisher young knowledge series (18 of 19)
Publisher Kingfisher, 2003
Pellant, Chris
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101544
Rocks and minerals
Contains fascinating factual information about rocks and minerals with plenty of descriptions and images.
ISBN 9781405323826
Series Eyewonder series (22 books)
Publisher Dorling Kindersley, 2007
Dorling Kindersley (pub)
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28838
Roller coaster
Roller coasters offer riders high speeds and thrilling drops. The fastest roller coasters can reach speeds over seventy kilometres per hour. Find out how roller coasters offer such fast, sky-high thrills.
ISBN 9781600143373
Series Torque series (12 books)
Publisher Bellwether Media, Inc, 2010
Von Finn, Denny
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89443
Roman fort
As you explore life on a Roman frontier, patrol with a windswept centurion, eavesdrop in the smelly toilets and visit a tasty Roman banquet.
ISBN 9781845071240
Series Fly on the wall series (4 books)
Publisher Frances Lincoln, 2006
Manning, Mick & Granstrom, Brita (ill)
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18075
Romans
A beautifully presented book about the ancient Romans, including simple and interesting facts, an index, a glossary and web links.
ISBN 9780794507190
Series Usborne beginners series (23 of 44)
Publisher Usborne Publishing Ltd, 2004
Daynes, Katie & Larkum, Adam
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26608
Rubbish and recycling
Find out why we need to recycle and what happens to our rubbish after it is taken away. This book reveals the impact we have on our planet and environment, and how recycling creates new products such as clothes and stationary. Lots of interesting information, with photographs and internet links.
ISBN 9781474903202
Series Usborne beginners series (44 books)
Publisher Usborne Publishing Ltd, 2016
Turnbull, Stephanie & Fox, Christyan (ill)
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Rugby League Reads 3-4 series
Using the club mascots and various Rugby League players and captains, these books will allow readers to read about Rugby League and their favourite clubs and players, whilst engaging with text and practicing reading strategies. 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 Rugby League Reads 3-4 series (3 books)
Hirsch, Suzan
No book cover.
26598
Salt flat racers
The fastest salt flat racers can reach speeds of man than twelve hundred kilometres per hour. Find out about the salt flats, the history of salt flat racing and the technology behind some of the fastest land vehicles on Earth.
ISBN 9781600143342
Series Torque series (12 books)
Publisher Bellwether Media, Inc, 2010
Von Finn, Denny
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13679
School days around the world
A look at an average school day in the lives of children from seven countries around the world, showing how they are all different and yet all the same.
ISBN 9781405319430
Publisher Dorling Kindersley, 2007
Chambers, Catherine
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9473
Sea turtles
Simple, clear descriptions of the seven different species of sea turtles that live in the world's oceans including information on their diet, habitat, appearance and life cycle.
ISBN 9780734401434
Publisher Thomas C Lothian Pty Ltd, 2000
Dunbier, Sally
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21538
Seahorse, the shyest fish in the sea
In the warm ocean, amid the coral and waving sea grass, you might see an eye like a small black bead peering out at you. Discover the secrets of the sea horse, one of the shyest fish in the sea. With a head like a horse, a tail like a monkey and a pouch like a kangaroo, the sea horse acts like a chameleon, changing colour to ward off danger or to show that he and his mate are a lifelong pair.
ISBN 9780763629892
Series Nature storybooks series (23 books)
Publisher Walker Books, 2006
Butterworth, Chris & Lawrence, John (ill)
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12941
Secret world of lizards, The
An explanation of how and why lizards behave as they do, how they communicate and reproduce, what they eat, their role on the planet and how pollution and habitat destruction may threaten their existence.
ISBN 9780739870235
Publisher Raintree, 2004
Claybourne, Anna
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Seeking refuge 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 Seeking refuge series (5 books)
Various
No book cover.
15416
Senses
A fascinating introduction to the five senses: sight, hearing, taste, smell and touch. Simple explanations and beautiful illustrations provide information on all five senses.
ISBN 9780753457719
Series Kingfisher young knowledge series (19 books)
Publisher Kingfisher, 2004
Johnson, Jinny
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40004
Sharks
He's quick, he's silent and has five rows of deadly teeth. Meet the shark, the fish that ruled the deep before dinosaurs roamed the Earth. Sharks have soft cartilage to help them glide, twist and turn. They can smell a single drop of blood in 25 million drops of ocean and feel electricity given off by prey. Find out all about these amazing fish.
ISBN 9781426302862
Series National Geographic kids series level 1 and level 2 (10 books)
Publisher National Geographic Society, 2008
Schreiber, Anne
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9475
Ships and other sea craft
Diagrams and cutaway artwork reveal how ships, sailing boats, jet skis and hydrofoils, in fact, everything from dinghies to ocean liners work. Even instructions on building your own sea craft.
ISBN 9780749647285
Publisher Franklin Watts, 2003
Hawkes, Nigel
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33750
Simpson and his donkey
A poignant account of the story of John Simpson Kirkpatrick and how he and his donkey, Duffy, rescued over 300 men during the campaign at Gallipoli. The book includes a brief biography of the man, details of his work at Gallipoli as well as the little known story of how, without realising, he rescued his childhood friend.
ISBN 9781921150180
Publisher Walker Books, 2008
Greenwood, Mark & Lessac, Frane (ill)
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8257
Small and tall tales of extinct animals
Hundreds of years ago, Earth was home to some strange animals. There was the giant beaver taller than a human; the Sicilian dwarf elephant; the three-metre-tall elephant bird; the giant lemur nicknamed the tratratratra; the Thylacine; the world-famous dodo... Hunted by humans and weakened by climate change, these animals gradually disappeared. All that remains are footprints and fossils, stories and fascinating folk tales, all waiting to be discovered in the pages of this book.
ISBN 9781877467905
Publisher Gecko Press, 2012
Rajcak, Helene & Laverdunt, Damien
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15166
Snails & slugs
Simple, factual information about snails, with beautifully presented photographs and illustrations. A glossary of terms and an index are included.
ISBN 9780123603685
Series Longman world of invertebrates series (10 books)
Publisher Pearson Education Australia, 2003
Meadows, Graham & Vial, Claire
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53040
Snake book: slip sliding away, The
Amazing photographs of many of the world's snakes including the longest, the heaviest, the smallest and the most venomous. Bite-sized chunks of information, a glossary of terms and relevant websites help increase your knowledge and understanding of snakes.
ISBN 9781742031408
Publisher Black Dog Books, 2010
Goodall, Damian
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8125
Snakes
Explore the fascinating and remarkable world of snakes. Find out why snakes hiss, what they eat and how they shed their skin.
ISBN 9781409565253
Series Usborne beginners series (44 books)
Publisher Usborne Publishing Ltd, 2014
Maclaine, James & Parker, Paul (ill) & Moor, Becka (ill)
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20904
Snakes
Discover the African Rock Python, the Sidewinding Adder and the Indian Cobra. Find which snakes hibernate, lay eggs and how scutes help them move.
ISBN 9781426304286
Series National Geographic kids series level 1 and level 2 (10 books)
Publisher National Geographic Society, 2009
Stewart, Melissa
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6007
Solar system
Simple explanations and beautiful illustrations provide information on a wide variety of space topics. Discover the activity of the flaming prominences of the sun and the bubbling volcanoes of Venus.
ISBN 9780753457733
Series Kingfisher young knowledge series (19 books)
Publisher Kingfisher, 2004
Goldsmith, Dr Mike
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14226
Solo bush babies: Koala
Mars, the koala, is the star of a story filled with facts about koalas and how to care for them so that they can be returned to the wild. Lots of appealing illustrations.
ISBN 9781862914674
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2002
Stewart, Robin & Ashby, Yvonne (ill)
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69995
Solo bush babies: Wombat
Filled with facts about wombats and how to care for them so that they can be returned to the wild. Lots of appealing wombat illustrations.
ISBN 9781862914797
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2002
Stewart, Robin & Ashby, Yvonne (ill)
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4093
Solo transport: trains
Find out how a steam train works, what bogie wheels are and why there are so many different kinds of wagons and coaches.
ISBN 9781862914070
Publisher Omnibus Books, 2001
Nicholson, John
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10544
Solo wildlife: elephant
All you want to know about elephants. A delightful book with beautiful illustrations and fascinating facts.
ISBN 9781862914384
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2001
Kennett, David
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15262
Solo wildlife: lion
Interesting information about lions with attractive illustrations.
ISBN 9781862914391
Publisher Omnibus Books, 2001
Kennett, David
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8990
Something about water
A humorous and informative book about the importance of water in our lives. Find out about the water cycle and the part you can play in helping the planet by recycling. Small things can make a big difference.
ISBN 9781862916715
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2009
Matthews, Penny & Jellett, Tom (ill)
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9139
Sophie Scott goes south
Sophie Scott is only nine years old but she's going to Antarctica on an icebreaker with her dad, the ship's captain. During the voyage to Mawson Station and back, Sophie keeps a diary. She makes new friends, wonders at the southern lights and even becomes stranded in a blizzard.
ISBN 9780670880683
Publisher Puffin Australia, 2012
Lester, Alison
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15436
Space
Science enthusiasts will enjoy the interesting information and illustrations about our solar system. The pictures and graphics are rich and colourful. Each two-page spread contains much to see and discuss.
ISBN 9781405304726
Series Eyewonder series (22 books)
Publisher Dorling Kindersley, 2004
Topics / STEM /
Holland, Simon & Stott, Carol
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87101
Space blog
A fictional description of a manned journey to the planets in our solar system shows what our astronauts and unmanned space flights have discovered, such as huge yellow clouds filled with acid and solar gas explosions.
ISBN 9781408126899
Series White Wolves non-fiction series (7 books)
Publisher A & C Black, 2010
Royston, Angela
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3799
Space technology
Since ancient times, people have been fascinated by how things work. This series features the design and technology of machines that are part of our daily lives, and explains where and how they are used and the materials from which they are made.
ISBN 9780732997434
Series How does it work series (5 of 6)
Publisher MacMillan, 2005
Bruce, Linda & Jack & Hilvert, John
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7735
Spiders
You know you should be careful when looking at spiders and not to touch them but you may not know that they have pale blue blood, unless you read this beautifully presented book that includes an index, a glossary and web links.
ISBN 9780746074794
Series Usborne beginners series (7 of 44)
Publisher Usborne Publishing Ltd, 2007
Gilpin, Rebecca
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9495
Spiders
One of the Minibeasts series, describing the physical characteristics, behaviour and habitat of spiders.
ISBN 9780531146521
Publisher Watts Publishing Group, 2002
Llewellyn, Claire & Watts, Barrie
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15260
Spiders & scorpions
Simple, factual information about spiders and scorpions, with beautifully presented photographs and illustrations. A glossary of terms and an index are included
ISBN 9780733964688
Series Longman world of invertebrates series (10 books)
Publisher Pearson Education Australia, 2003
Meadows, Graham & Vial, Claire
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15227
Spinners & weavers
A look at animals that spin and weave. The book includes simple factual information, beautifully presented photographs and illustrations, a glossary and an index.
ISBN 9780733937736
Publisher Pearson Education Australia, 2002
Ballance, Alison
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9496
Splish, Splosh, why do we wash
An appealing investigation into simple science treating concepts that include wave action, soap, buoyancy, water temperature and mirrors.
ISBN 9780753404263
Publisher Kingfisher, 2000
Lobb, Janice
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33240
Sport
A book for sports lovers. Everything from the origin of the Olympics and the history of rugby, football and tennis, to the health benefits of sport, from politics and doping to sports around the world, to playing for fun or as a professional. Also includes information about sporting careers, useful websites, sports vocabulary and lots more.
ISBN 9781877467769
Publisher Gecko Press, 2011
Mathieu, B & Rambion, M & Debat, A (ill); Saker, J (adapt)
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13041
Sporting hero
The ancient Greek Olympic Games were a little different to those of today. Find out why people took part, who was allowed to participate or attend, what activities there were and how hard it was. As the athletes were all naked, the illustrations are in the style of Ancient Greek pottery, or sculptures, however the male torso is shown.
ISBN 9781408126943
Series White Wolves non-fiction series (7 books)
Publisher A & C Black, 2010
Mason, Paul
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966
Sports technology
Since ancient times, people have been fascinated by how things work. This series features the design and technology of machines that are part of our daily lives, and explains where and how they are used and the materials from which they are made.
ISBN 9780732997465
Series How does it work series (6 of 6)
Publisher MacMillan, 2005
Bruce, Linda & Hilvert, John & Hilvert-Bruce, Alan
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8067
Stamp, stomp, womp: and other interesting ways to get rid of pests
An invaluable aid to growing vegetables and annuals for young people who want to protect their garden from all sorts of bugs.
ISBN 9780207197857
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, UK, 2000
French, Jackie
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16847
Stone Age, The
Uncover the history of Stone Age people and discover how they lived, from their clothing, houses and monuments, such as Stonehenge, which still survive today. Full of interesting facts, colourful illustrations and photographs of historical artefacts such as baked pots, tools and jewellery. Internet links take readers to specially selected websites to find out more.
ISBN 9781409586418
Series Usborne beginners series (44 books)
Publisher Usborne Publishing Ltd, 2015
Martin, Jerome & King, Colin (ill)
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93431
Storms
Thunderstorms, sandstorms and hurricanes are just some of the storms people live with across the world. Explore these and other types of extreme storms.
ISBN 9781426303944
Series National Geographic kids series level 1 and level 2 (10 books)
Publisher National Geographic Society, 2009
Busch Goin, Miriam
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18119
Sun, moon and stars
A beautifully presented book about the universe including simple and interesting facts, an index, a glossary and web links.
ISBN 9780794504854
Series Usborne beginners series (17 of 44)
Publisher Usborne Publishing Ltd, 2003
Turnbull, Stephanie
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20936
Supersonic jets
Supersonic jets travel faster than the speed of sound. These jets are designed to maintain stability and function at very high temperatures. Find out about the technology, history and future of supersonic jets.
ISBN 9781600142871
Series Torque series (12 books)
Publisher Bellwether Media, Inc, 2010
Von Finn, Denny
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1619
Surprising sharks
Factual information about sharks is told in a very amusing and informative way that may even dispel our unrealistic fear of these so-called monsters.
ISBN 9781406312867
Series Nature storybooks series (23 books)
Publisher Walker Books, 2008
Topics / Year 4 easy reads /
Davies, Nicola & Croft, James (ill)
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15224
Swimmers
A look at animals that swim. The book includes simple factual information, beautifully presented photographs and illustrations, a glossary and an index.
ISBN 9780733937682
Publisher Pearson Education Australia, 2002
Ballance, Alison
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9460
Swimming
Colourful photographs and drawings introduce the social and competitive side of the sport of swimming. There are tips on what to wear, equipment needed, safety issues and rules, plus good warm-up activities.
ISBN 9781575729633
Publisher Heinemann, 2000
Bizley, Kirk
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1889
T Rex
A simple, funny, rhyming book that looks at what we know and what we have to surmise about dinosaurs such as Tyrannosaurus Rex. Includes information about dinosaurs and the study of them. A book that could inspire you to become a palaeontologist.
ISBN 9781406312928
Series Nature storybooks series (23 books)
Publisher Walker Books, 2008
Topics / Year 4 easy reads /
French, Vivian & Bartlett, Alison (ill)
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18303
Tadpoles and frogs
A beautifully presented book about tadpoles and frogs, including simple facts, an index, a glossary and web links.
ISBN 9780794501648
Series Usborne beginners series (44 books)
Publisher Usborne Publishing Ltd, 2006
Milbourne, Anna
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18626
Tasmanian devil: life cycles of Australian animals
Interesting information on the Tasmanian devil is presented with photos, maps, fact boxes and pictorial timelines.
ISBN 9781740708883
Publisher Echidna Books, 2005
Pyers, Greg
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15233
Thieves & rascals
A look at animals that have adopted practices that make them appear to be thieves and rascals. The book includes simple factual information, beautifully presented photographs and illustrations, a glossary and an index.
ISBN 9780733937705
Publisher Pearson Education Australia, 2002
Ballance, Alison
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98384
Think of an eel
The fascinating life story and migration of an eel from the Sargasso Sea until the time comes for its eighty day journey home to spawn.
ISBN 9781406312027
Series Nature storybooks series (23 books)
Publisher Walker Books, 2008
Topics / Year 4 easy reads /
Wallace, Karen & Bostock, Mike (ill)
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37898
Tick tock tick tock what's up croc
A day in the life of a remarkable reptile that has been around since the days of the dinosaurs.
ISBN 9780975839065
Publisher Silkim Books, 2011
Toft, Kim Michelle
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29742
Tigers
Lots of fascinating information and wonderful colour photographs reveal the world of tigers. Find out what tigers eat, how they catch their food and why they scratch trees.
ISBN 9781409530671
Series Usborne beginners series (44 books)
Publisher Usborne Publishing Ltd, 2012
Maclaine, James
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15250
Tigers
Simple, factual information about tigers, with beautifully presented photographs and illustrations. A glossary of terms and an index are included.
ISBN 9780733936227
Series Longman world of animals series (20 books)
Publisher Pearson Education Australia, 2002
Meadows, Graham & Vial, Claire
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3658
Tigress
A beautifully told nature story about a tigress and her cubs, with lots of true facts about tigers. When a tigress runs her strong muscles 'ripple her body like wind on water' and tiger cubs have loose skin on their necks for a reason.
ISBN 9781406312942
Series Nature storybooks series (23 books)
Publisher Walker Books, 2008
Topics / Year 4 easy reads /
Dowson, Nick & Chapman, Jane (ill)
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11105
Top fuel dragsters
Top Fuel drivers and their cars race one-on-one in a straight line. Drag racing is one of the most popular forms of auto racing in America, and Top Fuel dragsters are the fastest dragsters around. Find out about the technology that enables a Top Fuel dragster to travel faster than five hundred and sixty kilometres per hour.
ISBN 9781600142888
Series Torque series (12 books)
Publisher Bellwether Media, Inc, 2010
Topics / STEM /
Von Finn, Denny
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Torque 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 Torque series (12 books)
Various
No book cover.
15212
Tortoises & turtles
Simple factual information about tortoises and turtles. The book includes beautifully presented photographs and illustrations, a glossary and an index.
ISBN 9780733937576
Series Longman world of amphibians and reptiles series (10 books)
Publisher Pearson Education Australia, 2002
Meadows, Graham & Vial, Claire
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10288
Tracks of a panda
High on a mist-wrapped mountain, a mother panda cradles her newborn, pink and impossibly small. The bamboo patch they need for food is dying and, as soon as her baby is old enough, they must seek a new home, sleeping in trees and swimming across icy streams along the way. Follow one of nature's most magnificent and endangered species on its search for a safe habitat.
ISBN 9780763647377
Series Nature storybooks series (23 books)
Publisher Walker Books, 2010
Dowson, Nick & Yu Rong
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9497
Training a guide dog
An appealing and compact handbook with bright glossy pages for children about the care and training of guide dogs.
ISBN 9781740700191
Publisher Heinemann, 2001
MacDonald, Wendy
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18304
Trash and recycling
A beautifully presented book about conservation through recycling, including simple and interesting facts, an index, a glossary and web links. This book is also known as Rubbish and recycling.
ISBN 9780794510732
Series Usborne beginners series (26 of 44)
Publisher Usborne Publishing Ltd, 2005
Turnbull, Stephanie & Fox, Christyan
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15228
Travellers
A look at animals that travel considerable distances. The book includes simple factual information, beautifully presented photographs and illustrations, a glossary and an index.
ISBN 9780733937699
Publisher Pearson Education Australia, 2002
Ballance, Alison
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Travelling solo 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 Travelling solo series (6 books)
Guthridge, Bettina
No book cover.
13242
Travelling solo to France
Castles, cafes, the fast train and the Eiffel Tower. Come to France and have all the fun of travel without leaving home. Glossary and index included.
ISBN 9781862914353
Series Travelling solo series (6 books)
Publisher Omnibus Books, 2001
Guthridge, Bettina
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14541
Travelling solo to India
Curry, camel fairs, cricket and tigers. Come to India and have all the fun of travel without leaving home. Glossary and index included.
ISBN 9781862914209
Series Travelling solo series (6 books)
Publisher Omnibus Books, 2000
Guthridge, Bettina
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4544
Travelling solo to Italy
All the fun of travelling to Italy without leaving home.
ISBN 9781903207369
Series Travelling solo series (6 books)
Publisher Omnibus Books, 2001
Guthridge, Bettina
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4545
Travelling solo to Japan
All the fun of travelling to Japan without leaving home.
ISBN 9781903207376
Series Travelling solo series (6 books)
Publisher Omnibus Books, 2001
Guthridge, Bettina
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15506
Travelling solo to Morocco
Snake charmers, blue men, vipers and camels. Come to Morocco and have all the fun of travel without leaving home. Glossary and index included.
ISBN 9781862914094
Series Travelling solo series (6 books)
Publisher Omnibus Books, 1999
Guthridge, Bettina
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5905
Travelling solo to Vietnam
Rice fields, water puppets, sampans and pagodas. Come to Vietnam and have all the fun of travel without leaving home. Glossary and index included.
ISBN 9781862914360
Series Travelling solo series (6 books)
Publisher Omnibus Books, 2001
Guthridge, Bettina
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12833
Triangle for Adaora, A
Adaora won't eat her slice of paw-paw because she doesn't want to spoil the star shape in the middle. Her cousin offers to find her a triangle instead. As they go walking, they see all kinds of shapes.
ISBN 9780711214675
Publisher Frances Lincoln, 2001
Onyefulu, Ifeoma
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18307
Trucks
A beautifully presented book about trucks, including simple and interesting facts, an index, a glossary and web links.
ISBN 9780794503659
Series Usborne beginners series (14 of 44)
Publisher Usborne Publishing Ltd, 2007
Daynes, Katie & Fox, Christyan
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13484
Trucks
Trucks are loud and complicated. They have wheels twice as tall as your dad. Find out about the mining truck that's like driving a house. Lots of facts and great photos of amazing trucks.
ISBN 9781426305269
Series National Geographic kids series level 1 and level 2 (10 books)
Publisher National Geographic Society, 2009
Mara, Wil
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9476
Trucks, tractors and cranes
The basic scientific theory behind land transport is outlined with diagrams and cutaway artwork and a working model. Key subjects include wheels and suspension, how land transport is built, steered and controlled and how engines work.
ISBN 9780749647315
Publisher Watts Publishing Group, 2003
Gore, Bryson
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113973
True adventures of John Nicol, The
The life of an English sailor and his adventures around the world with informative labelled illustrations. His voyage to Australia in the 1790s is particularly interesting.
ISBN 9781876372170
Publisher Black Dog Books, 2006
Bruere, Julian
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True or false series
Question and answer books in magazine style, with lots of interesting information and great photos. 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 True or false series (5 books)
Berger, Melvin & Gilda
No book cover.
65692
Uluru
Beautiful photographs, maps and diagrams show you Uluru. Includes extra geographical and cultural information.
ISBN 9781865044880
Series Reconciliation - for younger students series (9 of 10)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2009
Park, Louise
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103300
Under the sea
A beautifully presented book about things you find under the sea, including simple facts, an index, a glossary and web links.
ISBN 9780746074879
Series Usborne beginners series (8 of 44)
Publisher Usborne Publishing Ltd, 2003
Patchett, Fiona
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Usborne beginners 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 series (44 books)
Various
No book cover.
9472
Usborne first encyclopaedia of space, The
The fascinating world of space is presented for young children with easy to read font, simple text and vividly-coloured illustrations and photographs.
ISBN 9780746041864
Publisher Usborne Publishing Ltd, 2001
Dowswell, Paul
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41521

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Usborne my very first animals book
This book is full of creatures that fly, scuttle, leap and swim. It's the perfect way for you to learn all about animals.
ISBN 9781474922630
Publisher Usborne Publishing Ltd, 2017
James, Alice & Cosgrove, Lee (ill)
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155331
Viking
Contains fascinating factual information about vikings with plenty of descriptions and images.
ISBN 9780756642204
Series Eyewonder series (22 books)
Publisher Dorling Kindersley, 2009
Love, Carrie & Mack, Lorrie
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1000
Viking longship
Follow an appealing cast of characters through their everyday lives, both at work and at play. Charge into a Viking battle, watch skilful ship builders at work, visit a Viking farmstead and listen to fireside tales about the Viking gods.
ISBN 9781845074654
Series Fly on the wall series (4 books)
Publisher Frances Lincoln, 2006
Manning, Mick & Granstrom, Brita (ill)
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18380
Volcano
Explore the danger and wonder of volcanoes. Peer into a hot bubbling crater and see red-hot rivers of lava. An exciting read full of stunning photography. Extraordinary facts and stories throughout the book.
ISBN 9781405313810
Series Eyewonder series (22 books)
Publisher Dorling Kindersley, 2006
Magloff, Lisa
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9492
Volcanoes
An introduction to volcanoes and how they work, describing their formation, the destructive forces and benefits of them.
ISBN 9780431023762
Publisher Heinemann, 2000
Llewellyn, Claire
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76590
Volcanoes
Hot melted rock from the middle of our planet forces its way up through cracks in the Earth's crusts, exploding violently and, sometimes, unexpectedly in volcanic fury. Fire up your imagination with vivid images of lava, ash, molten rock, weird rocks and steaming seawater.
ISBN 9781426302855
Series National Geographic kids series level 1 and level 2 (10 books)
Publisher National Geographic Society, 2008
Schreiber, Anne
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104328
Volcanoes
A beautifully presented book about volcanoes, including simple and interesting facts, an index, a glossary and web links.
ISBN 9780794501655
Series Usborne beginners series (9 of 44)
Publisher Usborne Publishing Ltd, 2005
Turnbull, Stephanie
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4698
Walk with a wolf
Come on a spellbinding journey to the far, wild north, to the Yukon territory of north-western Canada, and meet one of the world's most magnificent, yet misunderstood, creatures, the wolf. Be part of the pack and walk, run, howl, hunt, eat, sleep and dream like a wolf. Accompanied by a CD.
ISBN 9781406313093
Series Nature storybooks series (23 books)
Publisher Walker Books, 2002
Topics / Year 4 easy reads /
Howker, Janni & Fox-Davies, Sarah (ill)
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15261
Wasps & bees
Simple, factual information about wasps and bees, with beautifully presented photographs and illustrations. A glossary of terms and an index are included.
ISBN 9780123603784
Series Longman world of invertebrates series (10 books)
Publisher Pearson Education Australia, 2003
Meadows, Graham & Vial, Claire
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13647
Water everywhere
With the help of photographs and diagrams, a fresh look at water's journey around our planet is presented, from rain to rivers to the kitchen sink.
ISBN 9781405319423
Publisher Dorling Kindersley, 2007
Atkins, Jill
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15388
Water hole (around the clock with the animals of the grasslands)
A day at the water hole from dawn to dusk, as all the animals of the grasslands come to drink. Includes beautiful photographs, a glossary and an index.
ISBN 9781405308199
Publisher Dorling Kindersley, 2005
Shalev, Zahavit
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40020
Water wise
Find out why the world needs to be water wise. Presenting a global view about equal access to clean water around the world and the impact water wastage and water pollution will have, find out how each person and home can make a difference.
ISBN 9781408126875
Series White Wolves non-fiction series (7 books)
Publisher A & C Black, 2010
Hawes, Alison
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3881
Weather
A colourful information book about the weather. Vivid, full colour illustrations and photographs on each page with short and informative text.
ISBN 9780746071496
Series Usborne beginners series (44 books)
Publisher Usborne Publishing Ltd, 2006
Topics / STEM /
Clarke, Catriona
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515
Weather
Contains factual information about the weather with plenty of descriptions and images.
ISBN 9781405315227
Series Eyewonder series (22 books)
Publisher Dorling Kindersley, 2006
Dorling Kindersley (pub)
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82128
Weather
Introduces readers to the atmospheric world around them, from sun and wind to climate and temperature. You can look at snowflakes in amazing detail, discover the water cycle and learn how rain forms in clouds. The devastating effects of extreme weather are revealed, as well as how rescue services help out.
ISBN 9780753459836
Series Kingfisher young knowledge series (19 books)
Publisher Kingfisher, 2006
Harris, Caroline
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11830
Whales and dolphins
Whales and dolphins are some of the largest and most acrobatic mammals in oceans and seas. Simple explanations and beautiful illustrations provide information on these wonderful creatures.
ISBN 9780753458693
Series Kingfisher young knowledge series (19 books)
Publisher Kingfisher, 2005
Harris, Caroline
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9491
What are Coral reefs
An introduction to the formation, location, and types of coral reefs, as well as threats to them and efforts to preserve them.
ISBN 9780431023755
Publisher Heinemann, 2000
Llewellyn, Claire
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7962
What do grown-ups do all day
If you've ever wondered what grown-ups do all day, this book will give you a fascinating insight into more than one hundred jobs, in fifteen diverse work places such as a farm, a hospital, a hotel, a gym and a school.
ISBN 9781847808097
Publisher Wide Eyed Editions, 2016
Morgand, Virginie
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11979
What do the NRL stars snack on
See the types of healthy snacks sports people eat to keep them active and strong.
Series Rugby League Reads 3-4 series (3 books)
Publisher National Rugby League, 2010
Hirsch, Suzan
No book cover.
120131
What I wanna be
Aunty Sharon, Aunty Kelli and Uncle Phil decided to find out what their kids wanted to be when they grew up and they wrote about it.
ISBN 9780980359312
Publisher Indij Readers, 2007
Prior, Chasity & others & McKenzie, Peter (ill)
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49734
What is bush food
Find out what bush food is, how it is cooked and who eats it. Includes beautiful photographs and extra information.
ISBN 9781865044798
Series Reconciliation - for younger students series (10 of 10)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2005
Hall, Beth
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56246
White owl, barn owl
A young boy helps his grandfather build a box for a barn owl and install it in a nearby tree. Together, they wait and watch in this beautifully told simple story that includes factual information about these captivating creatures.
ISBN 9780744570144
Series Nature storybooks series (23 books)
Publisher Walker Books, 2008
Topics / Year 4 easy reads /
Davies, Nicola & Foreman, Michael (ill)
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41517

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Why do we need bees?
Why do we need bees? Where do they live? Who's who in a beehive? Find out in this lift-the-flap book!
ISBN 9781474917933
Publisher Usborne Publishing Ltd, 2017
Daynes, Katie & Pym, Christine (ill)
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15251
Wolves
Simple, factual information about wolves, with beautifully presented photographs and illustrations. A glossary of terms and an index are included.
ISBN 9780733936241
Series Longman world of animals series (20 books)
Publisher Pearson Education Australia, 2002
Meadows, Graham & Vial, Claire
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2585
Wolves
Explore the world of the wolf pack and their leader, the grey wolf. Learn about the amazing skills that the grey wolf has to survive, from its sharp senses and amazing memory, to its ferocious ability to hunt and kill. Discover how wolves communicate with one another and look after their pups.
ISBN 9780199119356
Publisher Oxford University Press, 2009
Topics / Year 3 easy reads /
Wallace, Karen & Pointer, Jonathon (ill)
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Wonder garden, The
Open the gates of the Wonder Garden to explore five extraordinary habitats. Trek through the Amazon Rainforest, home to an incredible variety of plants, animals and birds. Travel to the Chihuahuan Desert, where conditions are fierce and the fearsome survive. Dive in the Great Barrier Reef, where the weird and miraculous exist together. Creep into the Black Forest, a dark and densely wooded region. Stand on the roof of the world, the Himalayan Mountains, to encounter majestic wildlife that is remarkably good at camouflage.
ISBN 9781847806475
Publisher Wide Eyed Editions, 2015
Topics / STEM /
Broom, Jenny & Williams, Kristjana S (ill)
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World that we want, The
Nine different habitats and forty-five fascinating creatures feature in this spectacular portrayal of the rare and fragile beauty of North Queensland.
ISBN 9780702234828
Publisher University of Queensland Press, 2005
Toft, Kim Michelle
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9502
Worms
Worms can be found almost everywhere and they are an important part of nature's food cycle. The book shows the lives of worms in detail, from eggs and larvae to fully grown adults.
ISBN 9781930643130
Publisher Thameside Press, 2001
Morgan, Sally
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9482
Zebras
Describes the habitat, physical characteristics, life cycle and behaviour of zebras, the striped member of the horse family.
ISBN 9780717255016
Publisher Grolier Education, 2001
Giles, Bridget
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15252
Zebras
Simple, factual information about zebras, with beautifully presented photographs and illustrations. A glossary of terms and an index are included.
ISBN 9780733921285
Series Longman world of animals series (20 books)
Publisher Pearson Education Australia, 2002
Meadows, Graham & Vial, Claire
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Zoo album
A collection of stories and facts about actual animals living in zoos. Be informed about animals' personalities, behaviours and find out what their keepers say about them.
ISBN 9780733306006
Publisher ABC Books, 2004
Morecroft, Richard & Mackay, Alison & Lloyd-Diviny, Karen (ill)
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