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21158
100 scientists who made history
From brainy biologists and clever chemists to magnificent mathematicians and pioneering physicists, discover 100 remarkable scientists who shaped our world.
ISBN 9780241304327
Publisher Dorling Kindersley, 2018
Topics / STEM /
Mills, Andrea & Caldwell, Stella
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41505
100 things to know about food
This informative book is filled with 100 fascinating facts about food: from how to grow a burger in a laboratory, to how many bees it takes to fill an orchard with apples. It contains bright, enticing illustrations, detailed facts on each page, an index and glossary, as well as internet links to specially selected websites which contain more information.
ISBN 9781409598619
Publisher Usborne Publishing Ltd, 2017
Baer, Sam & Firth, Rachel & Hall, Rose & James, Alice & Martin, Jerome
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5891
100 things to know about science
Find out about familiar and less familiar topics, from the Earth's magnetic poles to spider venom and black holes. Lots of facts and colourful infographics cover one hundred science topics.
ISBN 9781409582182
Publisher Usborne Publishing Ltd, 2015
Topics / STEM /
Frith, Alex & Lacey, Minna & Martin, Jerome & Melmoth, Jonathan
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3094
100 women who made history: remarkable women who shaped our world
From queens to scientists to artists to sportspeople, this book provides fascinating facts about the women who have impacted history. Including the stories of women who were famous at the time, and ordinary people whose impact has become known as time progresses, 100 Women Who Made History is an engaging insight into their impact on the world.
ISBN 9780241257241
Publisher Penguin Books Ltd, UK, 2017
Caldwell, Stella & Hibbert, Clare & Mills, Andrea & Skene, Rona
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87206
101 ways to save the earth
This book deals with the fragility of our planet's ecosystem. Topics include household recycling, earth-friendly shopping tips, biodegradable products and links for further information.
ISBN 9781845079246
Publisher Frances Lincoln, 2008
Bellamy, David & Dann, Penny (ill)
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31 ways to change the world
An entertaining, colourful book containing scrapbook style images, illustrations and bits of information you would normally not even think about. We are reminded that change happens when we work together to make small changes. A great book to encourage children to get involved and make a difference.
ISBN 9781406327809
Publisher Walker Books, 2010
Taylor, Tanis
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1700
A is for Australia
From Bondi Beach to Rottnest Island, travel around Australia and uncover many exciting facts.
ISBN 9781922179760
Publisher Walker Books, 2015
Lessac, Frane
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A-Z of Inventions and Inventors 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 A-Z of Inventions and Inventors series (6 books)
Stoyles, Pennie & Pentland, Peter
No book cover.
31732
A-Z of inventions and inventors, The (A-B)
Includes information about the inventor and invention of everyday objects, many that we now take for granted such as antivenom, the LCD screen and the frisbee. Where appropriate, there is a timeline, links to related inventions and an interesting trivia fact.
ISBN 9781420203592
Series A-Z of Inventions and Inventors series (1 of 6)
Publisher MacMillan, 2006
Stoyles, Pennie & Pentland, Peter
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120140
A-Z of inventions and inventors, The (C-F)
Read about inventions that people use everyday. Sometimes these happened by accident, sometimes from inspiration, often developed from previous inventions and, in some cases, inventors race against each other to invent a machine.
ISBN 9781420203608
Series A-Z of Inventions and Inventors series (2 of 6)
Publisher MacMillan, 2006
Stoyles, Pennie & Pentland, Peter
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15584
A-Z of inventions and inventors, The (G-L)
Read about inventions that people use everyday. Sometimes these happened by accident, sometimes from inspiration, often developed from previous inventions and, in some cases, inventors race against each other to invent a machine.
ISBN 9781420203615
Series A-Z of Inventions and Inventors series (3 of 6)
Publisher MacMillan, 2006
Stoyles, Pennie & Pentland, Peter
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27080
A-Z of inventions and inventors, The (M-P)
Read about inventions that people use everyday. Sometimes these were created by accident, sometimes from inspiration, often developed from previous inventions and, in some cases, inventors race against each other to invent a machine.
ISBN 9781420203622
Series A-Z of Inventions and Inventors series (4 of 6)
Publisher MacMillan, 2006
Stoyles, Pennie & Pentland, Peter
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35802
A-Z of inventions and inventors, The (Q-S)
Read about inventions that people use everyday. Sometimes these were created by accident, sometimes from inspiration, often developed from previous inventions and, in some cases, inventors race against each other to invent a machine.
ISBN 9781420203639
Series A-Z of Inventions and Inventors series (5 of 6)
Publisher MacMillan, 2006
Stoyles, Pennie & Pentland, Peter
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21488
A-Z of inventions and inventors, The (T-Z)
Read about inventions that people use everyday. Sometimes these were created by accident, sometimes from inspiration, often developed from previous inventions and, in some cases, inventors race against each other to invent a machine.
ISBN 9781420203646
Series A-Z of Inventions and Inventors series (6 of 6)
Publisher MacMillan, 2006
Stoyles, Pennie & Pentland, Peter
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A-Z of scientific discoveries series
Provides lots of facts and photographs about important scientific discoveries. 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 A-Z of scientific discoveries series (6 books)
Stoyles, Pennie & Mulvany, Christine
No book cover.
18875
A-Z of scientific discoveries, The (A-C)
Find out lots of interesting facts and figures about the important discoveries in science. These discoveries can be made by a single person or a team and, sometimes, it can take hundreds of years to make a discovery.
ISBN 9781420267525
Series A-Z of scientific discoveries series (6 books)
Publisher Macmillan Education Australia Pty Ltd, 2009
Topics / STEM /
Stoyles, Pennie & Mulvany, Christine
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10909
A-Z of scientific discoveries, The (D-G)
Find out lots of interesting facts and figures about the important discoveries in science. These discoveries can be made by a single person or a team and, sometimes, it can take hundreds of years to make a discovery.
ISBN 9781420267532
Series A-Z of scientific discoveries series (6 books)
Publisher Macmillan Education Australia Pty Ltd, 2009
Topics / STEM /
Stoyles, Pennie & Mulvany, Christine
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23214
A-Z of scientific discoveries, The (H-L)
Find out lots of interesting facts and figures about the important discoveries in science. These discoveries can be made by a single person or a team and, sometimes, it can take hundreds of years to make a discovery.
ISBN 9781420267549
Series A-Z of scientific discoveries series (6 books)
Publisher Macmillan Education Australia Pty Ltd, 2009
Topics / STEM /
Stoyles, Pennie & Mulvany, Christine
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42506
A-Z of scientific discoveries, The (M-O)
Find out lots of interesting facts and figures about the important discoveries in science. These discoveries can be made by a single person or a team and, sometimes, it can take hundreds of years to make a discovery.
ISBN 9781420267556
Series A-Z of scientific discoveries series (6 books)
Publisher Macmillan Education Australia Pty Ltd, 2009
Topics / STEM /
Stoyles, Pennie & Mulvany, Christine
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90327
A-Z of scientific discoveries, The (P-S)
Find out lots of interesting facts and figures about the important discoveries in science. These discoveries can be made by a single person or a team and, sometimes, it can take hundreds of years to make a discovery.
ISBN 9781420267563
Series A-Z of scientific discoveries series (6 books)
Publisher Macmillan Education Australia Pty Ltd, 2009
Topics / STEM /
Stoyles, Pennie & Mulvany, Christine
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5623
A-Z of scientific discoveries, The (T-Z)
Find out lots of interesting facts and figures about the important discoveries in science. These discoveries can be made by a single person or a team and, sometimes, it can take hundreds of years to make a discovery.
ISBN 9781420267570
Series A-Z of scientific discoveries series (6 books)
Publisher Macmillan Education Australia Pty Ltd, 2009
Topics / STEM /
Stoyles, Pennie & Mulvany, Christine
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About animals 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 About animals series NEW SERIES 2018 (3 books)
Davey, Owen
No book cover.
565
African critters
Stunning photographs and engaging stories provide a rare glimpse into the struggles for survival in the African wilderness. The book includes large critters such as the big cats, elephants and rhinoceros, and small critters such as the dung beetle.
ISBN 9781426303173
Publisher National Geographic Society, 2008
Topics / Year 5 easy reads /
Haas, Robert B
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9727
Alice's food A-Z
Dip in and taste, in this edible adventure. Packed to the brim with funny food facts and clever cooking tips, as well as kid-friendly recipes, this book is ideal for the fact-hungry, the food-obsessed or those who just like to mess about in the kitchen.
ISBN 9781922179388
Publisher Walker Books Australia Pty Ltd, 2015
Zaslavsky, Alice
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7028
Alive in the death zone
Mountaineer Lincoln Hall's miraculous story of climbing the world's highest mountain, being left for dead near the summit and then returning to life and safety. The world, including his family, had been told he was dead. Frostbite claimed Lincoln's fingers and toes and he lost nearly twenty kilograms. A story of courage and sheer determination.
ISBN 9781741663372
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2008
Hall, Lincoln
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15514
All about Jada
This is a photo diary of the life of young Jada, daughter of boxer Anthony Mundine, the author of this book. Jada's special connection to her famous father inspired a tattoo.
ISBN 9780975686003
Publisher Indij Readers, 2004
Mundine, Anthony & Luxton, Peter & Mundine, Danielle (ill)
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4911
Amazing animals of Australia's national parks
The animals of Australia are amazing. Find out what some of them look like and where you might see them. Whether you're on a trip to a national park or relaxing in a comfortable spot, you'll love dipping into this book. It includes 55 national parks and reserves and is full of up-to-date fascinating facts for more than 120 animal species, large and small.
ISBN 9780642278883
Publisher National Library of Australia, 2017
Newton, Gina. M.
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82967
Amazing bike ride, The
This is the real life account of the seemingly impossible ride from Tamworth to Port Macquarie which Lorin undertook as a sixteen year old school student. With his father as backup, Lorin rode his trusty, old mountain bike 275km across the Great Dividing Range in just three days and with less than ten per cent vision.
ISBN 9781921633126
Publisher Wombat Books, 2010
Nicholson, Lori & Emerson, David
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55789
Amazing plants
Learn about some of the world's wonderful and different plants. Some are amazing in the way they look, others are extraordinary in the way they have adapted to their environment. Easy to access information includes unusual or amazing facts, photographs, charts and maps.
ISBN 9781865048833
Series X-zone series (48 books)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2005
Armstrong, Cindy
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Ancient and Medieval people series
Profiles some of the most fearsome warriors in history. Any two books from this series may be read as Challenge books; up to five more can be read as personal choice books. See Series lists for individual titles.
Series Ancient and Medieval people series (6 books)
Park, Louise & Love, Timothy
No book cover.
112307
Ancient Australia
Well-organised under clear headings and well-presented information about ancient Australia with contents, websites, a glossary and ideas for related things to do.
ISBN 9781740701242
Series Australian Library series (1 of 21)
Publisher Heinemann, 2006
McClish, Bruce
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15679
Ancient China
Discover why tombs were filled with pottery figures, what was carried along the Silk Road,who invented paper and what kinds of weapons were used in early battles. An informative guide to Chinese history, with stunning photographs and life-like models.
ISBN 9780789458667
Series Eyewitness series (36 books)
Publisher Dorling Kindersley, 2000
Cotterell, Arthur
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15294
Ancient Egypt
Well-documented, factual material supported by photographs, maps and a timeline of Ancient Egypt. Each two-page spread treats one particular aspect of the civilisation such as architecture, religion, agriculture or recreational activities.The light writing style is very accessible for young students.
ISBN 9780751320749
Series Eyewitness series (36 books)
Publisher Dorling Kindersley, 2002
Hart, George
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622
Ancient Greece
Watch the past come to life. Explore the history, daily life, beliefs, and achievements of this ancient civilisation whose influence can still be seen today. Includes stunning photographs, charts, maps, web links and a glossary of terms.
ISBN 9781405320412
Series Eyewitness series (36 books)
Publisher Dorling Kindersley, 2007
Pearson, Anne
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2983
Ancient Rome
Find out why Roman baths were so popular and how sea battles were staged in the Colosseum. Meet the remarkable people whose conquests, achievements and way of life made Ancient Rome one of history's greatest civilisations. Includes stunning photographs, charts, maps, web links and a glossary of terms.
ISBN 9781405329255
Series Eyewitness series (36 books)
Publisher Dorling Kindersley, 2008
James, Simon
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Ancient Rome: a guide to the glory of imperial Rome
An illustrated guide to the wonders of the civilisation of Ancient Rome.
ISBN 9780753452356
Publisher Larouse Kingfisher Chambers, 2000
Stroud, Jonathan
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11265
Animal architects
An illustrated, factual book about shells, nests, mounds, bowers, galleries, dens and lodges. These are homes that animals around the world build to shelter themselves and their young.
ISBN 9781865089553
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2003
Nicholson, John
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4757
Animal eco-warriors
Meet the super dogs, hero rats and cyborg bees keeping our environment safe. Come on an action-packed adventure with an amazing mob of animal eco-warriors as they use their special talents to help solve our planet's environmental problems! From the nosy noses of biosecurity beagles at airports to rats learning to sniff out landmines in war-torn landscapes, animals are using their unique abilities to help make the world a better and safer place. With fantastic colour photos of animal eco-warriors at work, this book is full of fun facts on how animals are helping humanity work towards a more sustainable future. There are also plenty of tips on how you can make a difference to the planet. Join the animals eco-warrior team today!
ISBN 9781486306213
Publisher CSIRO, 2017
Gill, Nic
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7000
Animalium
Welcome to the virtual museum. Wander the six galleries, which present the animal kingdom - Invertebrates, Fish, Amphibians, Reptiles, Birds and Mammals. Each chapter features a different branch of the tree of life, from the simple sponge to the enormous elephant.
ISBN 9781783700608
Series Welcome to the Museum (4 books)
Publisher Templar Publishing, 2014
Topics / STEM /
Broom, Jenny & Scott, Katie (ill)
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8730
Animals at war
A collection of true stories about animals that have been involved in war. The book looks at how horses, dogs, birds and other animals have contributed to war efforts. Moving stories and great photos to match.
ISBN 9780746077016
Publisher Usborne Publishing Ltd, 2007
George, Isabel & Jones, Rob Lloyd
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56415
Animals at work
It's not only people who work. Many animals also have jobs.
ISBN 9781865048741
Series X-zone series (48 books)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2005
Topics / Year 6 easy reads /
Harris, David
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68335
Animals talk back
Animals have their own form of language. Full of fascinating facts and stories from around the world about animals, this book will change the way you look at animals.
ISBN 9781865048895
Series X-zone series (48 books)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2005
Topics / Year 6 easy reads /
Deckert, Tempany
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1011
Animasaurus: Incredible animals that roamed the Earth
From gigantic sharks to giant sloths, meet the beasts of the past. Find out about the fascinating prehistoric creatures that once walked, swam and hunted our planet. Compare these with living animals, to discover creatures from throughout Earth's history.
ISBN 9781408884850
Publisher Bloomsbury, 2016
Turner, Tracey & Russell, Harriet (ill)
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Antarctica
This book contains a vast amount of information about the environment and life in Antarctica.
ISBN 9781863910491
Publisher Reed Library, 1996
McDonald, Kellie
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82528
Antarctica book: living in the freezer, The
Antarctica is at the bottom of our planet and the coldest place on earth. Find out about the animals that live there and how these clever creatures survive. Includes detailed information, beautiful colour photos and a scale to measure each animal against humans.
ISBN 9781921167867
Publisher Black Dog Books, 2007
Norman, Mark Dr
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Antarctica series
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 Antarctica series (4 books)
Reid, Greg
No book cover.
15675
Antarctica: ecosystems
Each book in this series deals with a different aspect of Antarctica using photographs and frozen facts. Each book contains a glossary and relevant web sites.
ISBN 9780732997236
Series Antarctica series (2 of 4)
Publisher Macmillan Education Australia Pty Ltd, 2005
Reid, Greg
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15607
Antarctica: exploration
Each book in this series deals with a different aspect of Antarctica using photographs and frozen facts. Each book contains a glossary and web site references.
ISBN 9780732997229
Series Antarctica series (1 of 4)
Publisher Macmillan Education Australia Pty Ltd, 2005
Reid, Greg
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15696
Antarctica: human impacts
Each book in this series deals with a different aspect of Antarctica using photographs and frozen facts. Each book contains a glossary and refers to web sites.
ISBN 9781583407639
Series Antarctica series (4 of 4)
Publisher Macmillan Education Australia Pty Ltd, 2005
Reid, Greg
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15714
Antarctica: the frozen continent
Each book in this series deals with a different aspect of Antarctica using photographs and frozen facts. Each book contains a glossary and relevant web sites.
ISBN 9780732997243
Series Antarctica series (3 of 4)
Publisher Macmillan Education Australia Pty Ltd, 2005
Reid, Greg
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14507
Antarctica: the heart of the world
Take a journey to Antarctica with this comprehensive and highly illustrated guide. Learn about Antarctica's unique geography, its rare beauty, the captivating animal and plant life, human exploration and scientific research. Discover what it's like to live in an Antarctic station and how to survive on the ice.
ISBN 9780733312304
Publisher ABC Books, 2006
Tulloch, Coral
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26566
ANZAC heroes
From nurse and pilot to soldier and spy, find out about thirty ANZAC heroes, who risked everything, left everything and lost everything as they participated in World Wars l and ll.
ISBN 9781775433637
Publisher Scholastic New Zealand, 2016
Gill, Maria & Ivancic, Marco (ill)
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46921
ANZAC sons: Five brothers on the Western Front
The Great War was a senseless tragedy that brought sorrow to families all over the world. This is the story five brothers who served, compiled from over five hundred letters and postcards, written from the battle front. From the training grounds of Victoria, Egypt and England, to the Western Front battlefields, this compelling, true story was compiled by the granddaughter of a surviving brother. This is a story of mateship, bravery and sacrifice, and a heartbreaking account of a family torn apart by war.
ISBN 9781925275148
Publisher Big Sky Publishing, 2015
Marlow Paterson, Allison
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45647
Are trees alive
Although trees are plants and humans are animals, we have many similar characteristics. This book describes those characteristics, and celebrates some of the magnificent trees that grow on our planet, along with the diversity of life that surrounds them.
ISBN 9781408173893
Publisher A & C Black, 2012
Miller, Debbie S
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15731
Art, history, place
A recognised art expert looks at the astonishing diversity of visual work done by Indigenous Australians today, while exploring the traditions and influences that shaped their work. Although much Indigenous art is part of an artistic movement over forty thousand years old, Indigenous artists also have a remarkable capacity to use new media, styles and subject matter in their work.
ISBN 9781876288433
Publisher Working Title Press, 2003
Nicholls, Christine
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3786
Artificial intelligence
So you think that machines aren't as intelligent as people. This book will make you think again. Find out how intelligent machines, from smartphones to driverless cars, can do all sorts of tasks, from exploring space to playing- and winning- all sorts of games.
ISBN 9781409598640
Series Usborne beginners plus series (16 books)
Publisher Usborne Publishing Ltd, 2016
Brook, Henry & King, Chris (ill) & Paulli, Giovanni (ill)
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6385
Astronauts
Learn about different jobs that astronauts do and find out if you could become an astronaut one day.
ISBN 9780732998097
Series Extreme jobs series (2 of 6)
Publisher Macmillan Education Australia Pty Ltd, 2005
Hyland, Tony
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80016
Astronomy
From the man whose children helped him to invent the telescope to the incredible connection between Earth's seas and the Moon, you can find out all about planets and stars, and discover the history of the world's oldest science.
ISBN 9781405329316
Series Eyewitness series (36 books)
Publisher Dorling Kindersley, 2008
Topics / STEM /
Lippincott, Kristen
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3867
Atlas of oddities: discover the amazing and diverse world we live in
Living on the planet are more than 7 billion people, all with their own interests, traditions and ways of life. And the extraordinary scenery, from the icy poles to scorching hot deserts, lush tropical rainforests, giant rocky caves and canyons, remarkable rivers, lakes and seas, also provides a home to a phenomenally wide range of different animals and plants. This unbelievable round-the-world adventure will take you through all of our continents and countries, and on the way you will get to see just how diverse the world can be. The beautifully illustrated maps feature key aspects, such as borders, capital cities and major rivers, and are perfect for engaging young readers.
ISBN 9781405281362
Publisher Egmont Childrens, 2016
Gifford, Clive & Worrall, Tracy (ill)
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10569
Audacity: stories of heroic Australians in wartime
The eleven Australians featured may not have used the word 'audacity' to describe their acts of bravery, for which they won awards and honours. But, each of them took risks in wartime, helping others against extreme dangers which could have cost them their lives. Stories of soldiers, prisoners of war, nurses, airmen and sailors are told, with the backdrop of the many wars involving Australia over the last one hundred years.
ISBN 9781877007934
Publisher Dept of Veterans' Affairs & Australian War Memorial, 2014
Walker, Carlie & Hatherly, Brett (ill)
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570821
Aussie legends alphabet
There are Australians from all works of life. Some have famously contributed to our history. Here is a list of 26 colourfully presented in alphabetical order.
ISBN 9780733338946
Publisher ABC Books, 2017
Feiner, Beck
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Aussie stars 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 Aussie stars series (12 books)
McCallum, Grant
No book cover.
35750
Australia in song
Music has been played and enjoyed in Australia since the first peoples arrived thousands of years ago. Explore the history of Australia in Song as you discover lyrics that have been written to express love, anger, sadness and joy, as well as to recount historical events and Australian stories.
ISBN 9781740703604
Series Australian Library series (21 books)
Publisher Heinemann, 2007
Elliott, Rachel
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112024
Australia's commemorative days
Well-organised under clear headings and well-presented information on days that are celebrated in Australia with contents, websites, a glossary and ideas for related things to do.
ISBN 9781740702966
Series Australian Library series (3 of 21)
Publisher Harcourt Education Australia, 2006
Atkins, Michelle
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125518
Australia's critically endangered animals
Well-organised under clear headings and well-presented information on Australia's critically endangered animals with contents, websites, a glossary and ideas for related things to do.
ISBN 9781740703215
Series Australian Library series (7 of 21)
Publisher Heinemann, 2006
Roc, Margaret & Hawke, Kathleen
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112345
Australia's currency
Well-organised under clear headings and well-presented information on all aspects of Australian currency including manufacture and design with contents, websites, a glossary and ideas for related things to do.
ISBN 9781740702959
Series Australian Library series (11 of 21)
Publisher Harcourt Children's Books, 2006
Barwick, John & Jennifer
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20703
Australia's deadly and dangerous animals and plants
Well-organised under clear headings and well-presented information on Australia's deadly and dangerous animals and plants with contents, websites, a glossary and ideas for related things to do.
ISBN 9781740703222
Series Australian Library series (4 of 21)
Publisher Heinemann, 2006
Roc, Margaret & Hawke, Kathleen
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13384
Australia's deadly and dangerous animals: fact file
Find out about fifty-six species of Australian animals categorised as deadly, dangerous, harmful or disease carrying. Interesting information and close-up coloured photographs of snakes, crocodiles, insects, spiders, marine life and mammals indicate their physical characteristics, the effects of their venom, where they are commonly found and the number of human deaths they cause.
ISBN 9781741931327
Publisher Steve Parish Publishing Pty Ltd, 2007
Cermak, Michael (phot)
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38992
Australia's dinosaurs
Did you know that Australia's Dinosaurs came in all shapes and sizes? Some were giant long-necked plant-eaters, some had large eyes or huge noses, while others may have been like small speedy tanks! But what happened to the dinosaurs? Discover clues and theories that may explain the lives and deaths of Australia's Dinosaurs.
ISBN 9781740703611
Series Australian Library series (21 books)
Publisher Heinemann, 2007
Plant, Andrew
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48120
Australia's emblems and icons
An in-depth examination of Australia's national emblems, songs, poems and icons.
ISBN 9781740703888
Series Australian Library series (15 of 21)
Publisher Heinemann, 2008
Barwick, John
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29419
Australia's explorers
Information about the voyages of discovery made by Captain Cook and Bass and Flinders as well as the many significant expeditions carried out by the early explorers of Australia's inland.
ISBN 9781863919739
Series Australian Library series (21 books)
Publisher Heinemann,
Russell, Jennifer
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112029
Australia's government
Well-organised under clear headings and well-presented information on the way government in Australia is organised with contents, websites, a glossary and ideas for related things to do.
ISBN 9781740703246
Series Australian Library series (8 of 21)
Publisher Harcourt Education Australia, 2006
Einspruch, Andrew
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112350
Australia's landforms
Well-organised under clear headings and well-presented information on some of the unique and impressive landforms that can be found in Australia with contents, websites, a glossary and ideas for related things to do.
ISBN 9781740702980
Series Australian Library series (12 of 21)
Publisher Heinemann, 2006
McClish, Bruce
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112025
Australia's most notorious bushrangers
Well-organised under clear headings and well-presented information about Australia's most notorious bushrangers with contents, websites, a glossary and ideas for related things to do.
ISBN 9781740702218
Series Australian Library series (5 of 21)
Publisher Heinemann, 2006
Sheppard, Anna
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2112
Australia's national parks
Well-organised under clear headings and well-presented information on some of our national parks. Includes a glossary, websites and ideas for related things to do.
ISBN 9781740703895
Series Australian Library series (17 of 21)
Publisher Heinemann, 2008
Greagg, David
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12682
Australia's neighbours: Indonesia
Indonesia is the world's largest island country, with 17,508 islands, of which about 6,000 are inhabited. Find out what life is like in Indonesia. Discover Indonesia's ethnic diversity and how people live, work and play. Learn about the events that shaped this fascinating country.
ISBN 9781925630060
Publisher Redback Publishing, 2018
Hinchey, Jane
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82847
Australia's shipwrecks and sea mysteries
Well-organised under clear headings and well-presented information about Australia's shipwrecks and sea mysteries, with a glossary of terms, website addresses and ideas for related things to do.
ISBN 9781740703871
Series Australian Library series (16 of 21)
Publisher Heinemann, 2008
Barwick, John & Jennifer
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112035
Australia's worst disasters
Well-organised under clear headings and well-presented information on some of the natural disasters and terrible events that have happened on Australian soil with contents, websites, a glossary and ideas for related things to do.
ISBN 9781740703239
Series Australian Library series (9 of 21)
Publisher Heinemann, 2006
Atkins, Michelle
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Australia: everything you ever wanted to know
This is not a guidebook. And it is definitely 'not-for-parents'. It is the real, inside story about one of the world's most exciting countries - Australia. In this book you'll hear fascinating tales about toothy sharks, giant rocks and snappy crocs, bushranger baddies and explorers galore. Check out cool stories about a famous coat-hanger, underground hotels, a super-fast horse and a very rough race. You'll find flying doctors and flying fruit flies, flesh-eating spiders and thieving convicts.
ISBN 9781743214183
Series Not-for-parents series (8 books)
Publisher Lonely Planet Publications, 2012
Scott, Janine & Rees, Peter (ill)
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12671
Australian landscapes: Water
Australia is the second driest continent on Earth, after the Antarctic. The availability of water has defined the spread of human settlement, from the arrival of the first Aboriginal Australians over 50,000 years ago, right up until the present. Water is precious in Australia and it is not a free resource. Discover the role in human history of the hidden, underground water sources across Australia and see how the presence or lack of water has affected our geography, economy and history.
ISBN 9781925630237
Publisher Redback Publishing, 2018
Dixon, Rachel
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Australian Library 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 Library series (21 books)
Various
No book cover.
5855
Australians all
Covers the history of our continent from the Ice Age to the Apology, from the arrival of the First Fleet to the Mabo Judgement. Some of the subjects of the eighty mini-biographies of young Australians have become nationally or even internationally famous. Others were legends in their own families and communities.
ISBN 9781741146370
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2013
Wheatley, Nadia & Searle, Ken (ill)
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109705
Autos with attitude
Leave the world behind and dare to be different. Find out about some fabulous racing cars, hot rods, custom-made cars and monster trucks. Easy to access information includes unusual or amazing facts, photographs, charts and maps.
ISBN 9780779139774
Series X-zone series (48 books)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2004
Topics / Year 6 easy reads /
Ramsden, Julie & Ramsden, Michael
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14990
Avoid being a convict sent to Australia
A light-hearted but factual account of the social conditions and crimes that led to convicts being transported to Australia. An accurate and vivid account is given of life when Australia is reached. Cartoon-style illustrations add to humour.
ISBN 9780864615176
Publisher Koala Books, 2005
Costain, Meredith & Antram, David (ill)
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15195
B is for bravo
Facts about aircraft and flight. Dramatic illustrations take you on an alphabet journey through the last hundred years of flight from boomerangs to modern planes, including the Flying Doctor, Scramjet engine research and Charles Kingsford Smith.
ISBN 9780734405357
Publisher Thomas C Lothian Pty Ltd, 2003
Burgemeestre, Kevin
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9351
Ballet
Meet Darcey Bussell, a principal dancer with the Royal Ballet in London, who has performed in many theatres. With Patricia Linton, a teacher at the Royal Ballet School, Darcey introduces you to all the key aspects of the magical world of ballet.
ISBN 9780751328004
Publisher Dorling Kindersley, 2000
Bussell, Darcey
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984
Barack Obama: hope for the world
Every page includes facts and photos about Barack Obama's childhood days, his rise to the top job in the world and how he plans to change America, and the world, for the better.
ISBN 9781409113140
Publisher Orion, 2009
Alexander, Tim
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4573
Batsford books of Music for children, The
Music is great because it means we can sing along to our favourite songs, play instruments with our friends and read sheet music- it's like a secret code. With this book you will be a marvellous musician in no time.
ISBN 9781849943093
Publisher Batsford, 2016
Rumens-Syratt, Rebecca
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38711
Bear Grylls survival skills handbook: First Aid
This survival skills handbook is perfect for all young explorers, adventurers, and general lovers of the outdoors. Learn how to perform first aid in emergency situations including cuts, burns, and falls. This hand book includes illustrations, and step-by-step instructions and tips from Bear Grylls himself.
ISBN 9781786960351
Publisher Weldon Owen Publishing, 2017
Grylls, Bear
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35605
Bear Grylls Survival skills handbook: Knots
This survival skills handbook is perfect for all young explorers, adventurers, and general lovers of the outdoors. Learn the art of knots, from tie loops, lashes, hitches and many more to help in various situations. This hand book includes illustrations, and step-by-step instructions and tips from Bear Grylls himself.
ISBN 9781783422982
Publisher Weldon Owen Publishing, 2017
Grylls, Bear
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37455
Bear Grylls survival skills handbook: Shelter building
This survival skills handbook is perfect for all young explorers, adventurers, and general lovers of the outdoors. Learn what tools are needed as well as how to build shelters in all types of climates, including hot, cold and wet. This hand book includes illustrations, and step-by-step instructions and tips from Bear Grylls himself.
ISBN 9781786960344
Publisher Weldon Owen Publishing, 2017
Grylls, Bear
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109706
Beat goes on, The
If you want to be the next rock superstar, find out what it takes to be part of a rock band on the road.
ISBN 9781865047584
Series X-zone series (48 books)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2004
Topics / Year 6 easy reads /
Richardson, Christopher
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33129
Big book of Antartica, The
Antarctica is the driest, coldest and windiest continent on Earth. Even though it is a harsh and difficult place to live, Antarctica is home to more than a thousand plant and several hundred animal species. Antarctica has 90 per cent of Earth's ice and plays a major role in our weather. Scientists from around the world live and work in Antarctica to better understand the future of our planet. Welcome to The Big Book of Antarctica.
ISBN 9781742034188
Publisher Wild Dog Books, 2017
Hope, Charles
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2400
Big book of Aussie dinosaurs
Everything you have ever wanted to know about when dinosaurs ruled Australia.
ISBN 9781742830568
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2014
Richards, Kel & Singleton, Glen (ill)
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12972
Big picture book of environments, The
With stunning images and fact boxes, this book reveals Earth's diversity and beauty. It explores the effects of changing climate on environments around the world including the great rivers, deserts, Arctic regions, cities and forests.
ISBN 9781741754605
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2008
Long, John
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14856
Big picture book of human civilisation, The
If you love facts and figures or you are a budding scientist, this book will tell you about the great advances and crises of human history, from 20, 000 years ago until now. Read about the first cultivated crops, the taming of cats and dogs, the discovery of electricity, the earliest city and lots more.
ISBN 9781741757002
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2009
Long, John
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18392
Big picture book, The
Description of Planet Earth's history from twelve billion years ago until now. Also includes a prediction about its future.
ISBN 9781741143287
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2005
Long, John & Choo, Brian (ill)
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15323
Birds
Be an eyewitness to the breathtaking moment when a chick hatches from its egg, Find out why wings are different shapes and sizes. Discover lots of interesting facts about birds including the world's biggest, smallest and fastest birds.
ISBN 9780751347487
Series Eyewitness series (36 books)
Publisher Dorling Kindersley, 2002
Burnie, David
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45953
Birds of prey close up
Take a closer look at these amazing predators. They use their keen eyesight, curved beaks, sharp talons and powerful legs to hunt, capture and kill their prey.
ISBN 9781742033341
Publisher Wild Dog Books, 2016
Hope, Charles
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45
Black ships before Troy: the story of the Iliad, The
An illustrated story of Homer's Iliad that climaxes with the story of the Wooden Horse of Troy.
ISBN 9780711215221
Publisher Frances Lincoln, 2000
Sutcliff, Rosemary
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8177
Blading
Advice to the beginner blader, whether young or old, on what equipment to use, where to skate and styles of blading, competitions and sponsorship. Introduces sports that use blading like hockey and speed skating.
ISBN 9780750227834
Publisher Hodder & Stoughton, 2001
Mason, Paul
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567898
Bloom
Beauty. Colour. Doubts . As a little girl in Rome, Elsa Schiaparelli was told she was not pretty. What is beauty Elsa wondered as she grew older. So she sought out beauty around her and found it everywhere: in the colours and scents of the Rome flower market, in the garden, and in the attic of her family home, buried in a chest of old dresses. She found affection from her dear uncle in Milano. She developed an artist's eye and imagination. These bloomed in the wildly imaginative dresses, hats, shoes, and jewellery that made her an important name in fashion. Defining beauty on her own creative and rebellious terms was the key to Elsa Schiaparelli's happiness and success, and is still seen today in her legacy of wild imagination. Daring and different, Elsa Schiaparelli used art to make fashion, and it was quite marvellous.
ISBN 9780062447616
Publisher Harper, 2018
Topics / Biography /
Maclear, Kyo & Morstad, Julie (ill)
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12950
BMX: extreme sports
One of a series of books about extreme sports. With action photographs, diagrams and a glossary of terms, this book tells you about the history, how to get started, the equipment and tricks of BMX riding.
ISBN 9781844430888
Publisher Raintree, 2003
Job, Chris
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49
Bog bodies: mummies and curious corpses
All the facts necessary to know about dried, pickled and frozen preserved people are contained in this unusual book.
ISBN 9781864482430
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 1994
Prior, Natalie Jane
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15334
Bony fish, sharks and rays
Excellent information, photographs and diagrams provide details about the appearance, food, habitat and reproduction of bony fish, sharks and rays.
ISBN 9781863911405
Publisher Reed Library, 2001
Silkstone, Barry
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5446
Book
For centuries, I've told other people's stories. Now it's time to tell my own. Discover the evolution of the printed word, told by one who knows - Book. Book takes us on a wonderful journey, from its origins in oral story and doodling in clay, to papyrus, parchment and paper, and to the e-book of today.
ISBN 9780744544787
Publisher Walker Books, 2014
Agard, John & Packer, Neil (ill)
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34248
Book of Australian birds
Australia is a large country with a wide range of climates and habitats. Our island continent is home to animals not found anywhere else. Many of these are birds and they are among the most recognisable creatures on Earth. Welcome to the fascinating world of Australian birds.
ISBN 9781742034010
Publisher Wild Dog Books, 2016
Hope. Charles
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31568
Book of Australian minibeasts, The
Australia is a large country with a wide range of climates and habitats. Our island continent is home to spiders, bugs, beetles and all sorts of other creepy-crawlies not found anywhere else. Welcome to the fascinating world of Australian mini beasts.
ISBN 9781742034126
Publisher Wild Dog Books, 2016
Hope, Charles
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4209
Book of f1rsts
Eleven selections of bizarre trivia, fascinating facts, feats and world records. Categories such as Air and Space, Entertainment, Technology and Transportation are included in this eclectic collection.
ISBN 9781741696820
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2010
Buckley, James (ed)
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1243
Book of when, The
Useful and thoughtful information to keep you thinking. This book tells you lots of things such as when we started looking at ourselves in the mirror, when we started taking holidays and, even more interestingly, when we started to think that children are actually people.
ISBN 9780810972407
Publisher Abrams Books, 2008
Jaffe, Laura & Cointe, Francois (ill)
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53
Booyooburra
The history of the Murri people of Waka Waka.
ISBN 9781875657100
Publisher Hyland House, 1993
Fogarty, Lionel
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895
Botanicum
This museum is open all hours. It houses an extraordinary collection of plants, from tiny algae to fascinating carnivores. Gloriously coloured fungi and lichens are here, too. Find out why some plants are green and others are not, how some plants live in water while others are suspended in mid-air, and how some plants feed on flesh. Plants give us some of our biggest, smallest, oldest and smelliest forms of life on Earth. Experience a virtual museum through this fascinating and beautiful book.
ISBN 9781783703944
Series Welcome to the Museum (4 books)
Publisher Templar Publishing, 2016
Topics / STEM /
Wills, Kathie & Scott, Katie (ill)
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130802
Boys' book: how to be the best at everything, The
An informative book that provides a diverse range of fun facts. Easy to read, interesting snippets of information including how to perform magic, get rid of hiccups or read tea leaves.
ISBN 9781921288128
Publisher Hardie Grant Egmont, 2007
Enright, Dominique & Macdonald, Guy & Catlow, Niki (ill)
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6131
Building a Minecraft city
If you are a a Minecraft fanatic, then take your creative play to new heights. Step-by-step instructions and simple explanations for completing projects will show you how to design and build truly impressive Minecraft structures.
ISBN 9781119316411
Series Dummies Junior series (12 books)
Publisher John Wiley & Sons Australia Ltd, 2016
Topics / STEM /
Guthals, Sarah
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4638
Building your own robots
Build fun robotics projects with common household items and old toys. The projects introduce you to core robotics concepts while keeping tasks simple and easy to follow. Design and build a self-propelled vehicle, hack an old remote control car to create a motorised robot, and use simple commands to build and program a virtual robot.
ISBN 9781119302438
Series Dummies Junior series (12 books)
Publisher John Wiley & Sons Australia Ltd, 2016
Topics / STEM /
McComb, Gordon
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18462
Bullies, bigmouths and so-called friends
Bullies push you around, bigmouths make sarcastic comments about you and so-called friends tell your secrets. Don't feel like a loser, just build up your defences. This book shows you how.
ISBN 9780340911846
Publisher Hodder Children's Books (Australia), 2006
Alexander, Jenny
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112369
Bush tucker
Well-organised under clear headings and well-presented information on bush tucker in Australia, what it is and where to find it, with contents, websites, a glossary and ideas for related things to do.
ISBN 9781740702973
Series Australian Library series (13 of 21)
Publisher Heinemann, 2006
Gott, Robert
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84668
Bush tucker and medicine of the Jawoyn
Three women elders share the stories and knowledge of food and medicine from Jawoyn county and the people who live there in the Barunga and Wugularr communities.
ISBN 9781740704014
Series Living with the land series (3 books)
Publisher Pearson Education Australia, 2009
Bennett, Lily; Katherine, Margaret & Ranch, Sybil & Thompson, Liz
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21624
Bush tucker and medicine of the Ndjebbana
Three senior members share the stories and knowledge of food and medicine from Maningrida (Arnhem Land) area and the Ndjebbana people who live there.
ISBN 9781740704021
Series Living with the land series (3 books)
Publisher Pearson Education Australia, 2009
James, Alistair Djalolba; Bawudba, Claire & Mabbindja, Debbie & Thompson, Liz
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24773
Bush tucker and medicine of the Ngaanyatjarra lands
Five women elders share the stories and knowledge of food and medicine from the Ngaanyatjarra lands (central western deserts) and the Yarnangu people who live there.
ISBN 9781740704007
Series Living with the land series (3 books)
Publisher Pearson Education Australia, 2009
Holland, Elizabeth & Watson, Dulcie & Davies, Tjingapa & Holland, Nora
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28038
Bush tucker and medicine of the Nyikina
Two elders share the stories and knowledge of food and medicine from Jarlmadangah Burru and the Nyikina people who live there.
ISBN 9781740703994
Publisher Pearson Education Australia, 2009
Milgin, Annie Nayina & Watson, Dadakar John & Thompson, Liz
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8850
Bushrangers
Interesting information about some of the more colourful characters in Australia's bushranging history.
ISBN 9781740659789
Publisher Harcourt Education Australia, 2003
Rushby, Pamela
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15060
Bushrangers, heroes, victims or villains
Read about what made people choose to become bushrangers. Readers can decide whether the bushrangers' actions made them victims, villains or heroes.
ISBN 9780731811915
Publisher Simon & Schuster, 2003
Bruce, Jill B & Wade, Jan (ill)
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33951
Butterflies close up
Butterflies undergo one of the most amazing transformations experienced by any living creature. Take a closer look at these beautiful, flying insects.
ISBN 9781742033044
Publisher Wild Dog Books, 2014
Hope, Charles
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18382
Cameras in Narnia
Detailed book of the making of the film, 'The Chronicles of Narnia'. A fascinating look at the process of film-making.
ISBN 9781869505806
Publisher HarperCollins NZ, 2005
Brodie, Ian
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26342
Captain Cook and the Endeavour
Captain Cook was from a poor farming family and his ship, the Endeavour, was originally named the Earl of Pembroke. After their voyages around the world, both came to be celebrities in history.
ISBN 9781742031286
Publisher Black Dog Books, 2010
Lefroy, Mike
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18337
Captain Fact's human body adventure
Fantasy characters travel through the body explaining various organs and their functions. A fun and matter of fact look at the internal functions of the human body, both pleasant and unpleasant.
ISBN 9781405217699
Publisher Egmont Childrens, 2005
Knife & Packer
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26628
Car crazy
Step into the amazing world of cars. Check out the gadgets and secret weapons of the Batmobile and James Bond's Aston Martin DB5. Look at the fascinating history of how cars first started and dare to imagine the cars of the future. Find your favourite car in this book for car crazy kids.
ISBN 9781865048932
Series X-zone series (48 books)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2005
Topics / Year 6 easy reads /
Armstrong, Cindy
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92150
Cat
Striking colour photographs of members of the cat family, both wild and tame. Provides information about cat ancestors, mythology, contemporary breeds, cats in literature, art and anatomy, feral cats and cat care.
ISBN 9780756606626
Series Eyewitness series (36 books)
Publisher Dorling Kindersley, 2004
Clutton-Brock, Juliet
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75
Cathy Freeman (Aussie stars)
Cathy Freeman's early career as a schoolgirl athlete and a Commonwealth Games representative for Australia.
ISBN 9781876400231
Series Aussie stars series (12 books)
Publisher Coolabah Publishing, 2001
McCallum, Grant
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4303
Cedar, seals and whaling ships
Explores the developing technology and economy of Australia at the hands of the new white settlers: whaling, sealing, farming, timber-felling, ship-building, exploring and transporting goods by land and sea.
ISBN 9781741750034
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2007
Nicholson, John
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983
Child's introduction to ballet, A
Experience dance in a whole new way by listening to the accompanying CD while reading about the history of ballet and its most famous dancers, composers and choreographers. Find out about the different ballet steps and positions, and read the wonderful stories of the world's greatest ballets.
ISBN 9780733323447
Publisher ABC Books, 2007
Lee, Laura & Hamilton, Meredith (ill)
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10910
Chimpanzee book: apes like us, The
They look cute and cuddly but don't underestimate them. Our closest living, animal relatives use tools to hunt, can hold a grudge and even use computers to communicate.
ISBN 9781742030746
Publisher Black Dog Books, 2009
Litchfield, Carla
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35132
China: everything you ever wanted to know
Which emperor built a giant palace under the ground? Why is the fourth floor missing from many Chinese buildings? How would you like to snack on deep-fried scorpions?
ISBN 9781743214268
Series Not-for-parents series (8 books)
Publisher Lonely Planet Publications, 2012
Forbes, Scott
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81625
Christian the lion
Two young Australian men, Ace and John, who were living in London in the swinging 60s, bought themselves a real lion cub from Harrods department store. This book follows their journey to raise a lion cub in a big city and then attempt to return him to the wild, with the support of famed lion expert, George Adamson.
ISBN 9781862309562
Publisher Random House Children's Books, 2009
Bourke, Anthony & Rendall, John & Knowles, Ruth (adapt)
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4970
Chronologica: Incredible years that defined history, The
Chronologica is an informative and entertaining glimpse into history, beautifully illustrated and full of incredible facts. This book has a combination of both major and lessor known historical events, ranging from Napoleon Bonaparte, the first emperor of France, to Adolphe Sax, who patented the Saxophone. Chronologica is full of facts and figures, and will entertain history buffs and inspire some new ones.
ISBN 9781472932945
Publisher Bloomsbury, 2016
Bloomsbury & Powell, Debbie (ill) & Hancher, Adam (ill)
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42368
Climate change
Find out what's being done to stop pollution harming life on earth, why rising sea levels mean maps will need to be redrawn and how dramatic changes are affecting the weather, the environment and our way of life. Includes stunning photographs, charts, maps, web links and a glossary of terms.
ISBN 9781405329699
Series Eyewitness series (36 books)
Publisher Dorling Kindersley, 2008
Woodward, John
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4268
Coding for beginners using Python
Coding for Beginners using Python incorporates the language, font and layout used in computer coding. It is a step-by-step instructional guide for getting started in the world of coding, and for creating games, drawings and more. This guide includes a helpful glossary, which is fantastic to explain some of the uncommon words used in coding. It also includes guides, and extra help and downloads that are available through the online links provided.
ISBN 9781409599340
Publisher Usborne Publishing Ltd, 2017
Stowell, Louie & Devolle, John (ill)
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3107
Coding projects with Scratch made easy
Get ready to learn a whole new language: computer coding. Teach yourself how to create your own computer projects using this Scratch programming workbook. Perfect for beginners, with easy-to-understand, engaging instructions and no complicated jargon.
ISBN 9781740331852
Publisher Penguin Books Australia, 2017
Topics / STEM /
Setford, Steve & Woodcock, Jon
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13788
Coral reef book, The
Coral reefs have existed for millions of years and are found in tropical waters around the world. These ecosystems are home to a diverse range of animals and plants. Australia's Great Barrier Reef is the longest barrier reef in the world, stretching for more than two thousand kilometres. Find out about the beautiful, colourful and richly diverse world of coral reefs.
ISBN 9781742034140
Publisher Wild Dog Books, 2016
Hope, Charles
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22135
Costume
A fascinating, historical overview of clothing. The significance and purpose of period clothing and accessories are explained in brief snippets of text, accompanied by closeup, full-colour photographs. Eye-catching, two-page spreads show the changing fashions, from mid-19th century to modern day,for women's attire, bridal wear, swimwear, hats and children's clothing.
ISBN 9780789455864
Series Eyewitness series (36 books)
Publisher Dorling Kindersley, 2000
Rowland-Warne, L
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4195
Counting lions
Exquisite large and detailed charcoal drawings of ten endangered creatures. Poetic text notes each creature's particular qualities and behaviour, and why these animals must be cherished and protected.
ISBN 9781847807212
Publisher Frances Lincoln, 2015
Topics / Endangered species /
Cotton, Kate & Walton, Stephen (ill)
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2815
Crazy about cats
Did you know...that the fishing cat has partially webbed paws? Or that the margays can copy the sounds of other animals to lure prey? With roughly over 38 species of cats inhabiting our planet, there's plenty to discover.
ISBN 9781911171164
Series About animals series NEW SERIES 2018 (3 books)
Publisher Flying Eye Books, 2017
Davey, Owen
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116044
Creating digital animations
If you want to create digital animations, this book will introduce you to important game design concepts through three simple projects. Step-by-step instructions walk you through the four major phases of animation design, showing you how to turn your idea into a real animation, with sound effects and more.
ISBN 9781119233527
Series Dummies Junior series (12 books)
Publisher John Wiley & Sons Australia Ltd, 2015
Topics / STEM /
Breen, Derek
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18559
Creatures of the rainforest
Warren Brimm and Anna Iglitis embark on a cross-cultural journey to show us the remarkable array of creatures that inhabit the Queensland rainforest.
ISBN 9781875641994
Publisher Magabala Books, 2006
Brim, Warren & Eglitis, Anna
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20989
Crime and detection
Throughout history, there have been criminals notorious for their crimes and judges famous for upholding the law. Detecting crimes has become more efficient since the development of forensic science. See how traces of blood, dirt or skin, and strands of hair or fibres have led to the identification of a criminal.
ISBN 9780756613860
Series Eyewitness series (36 books)
Publisher Dorling Kindersley, 2005
Topics / STEM /
Lane, Brian & Buller, Laura
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18732
Crimpy's cartooning for kids
A cartoonist gives step-by-step strategies for practising drawing skills, supported by puzzles that revise earlier material.
ISBN 9781869505905
Publisher HarperCollins Australia, 2006
Crimp, Daryl
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24638
Crocodile book: armoured and dangerous, The
From crocodiles that protect their babies by scooping them up into their mouths to those that can hold their breath for up to two hours, this is a fascinating, sometimes scary, introduction to the wild world of crocodiles.
ISBN 9781742030265
Publisher Black Dog Books, 2009
Douglas, Malcolm
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5023
Cycling
Enter the exhilarating world of cycling, including classic road races, mountain climbs and amazing BMX tricks. Find out how professional cyclists compete in the Grand Tours such as the Tour de France.
ISBN 9781409582014
Series Usborne beginners plus series (16 books)
Publisher Usborne Publishing Ltd, 2015
Usborne
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79113
Daredevils and show-offs
Find out what it would be like to walk a tight rope or tame a tiger. Meet some amazing people and see the stunts they carry out.
ISBN 9781865047652
Series X-zone series (48 books)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2004
Topics / Year 6 easy reads /
Harris, David
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25920
Day to remember, A
A moving look at the history of Australia's and New Zealand's involvement in warfare through the lens of a single day - Anzac Day - revisited on notable years between 1915 and 2012.
ISBN 9780732293604
Publisher Angus & Robertson (HarperCollins), 2012
French, Jackie & Wilson, Mark (ill)
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7300
Deadly animals
Find out about the incredible poisons, natural weapons and super-senses that make some of the most deadly animals in the world natural-born killers. From big cats to snakes, sharks, crocodiles and some surprisingly lethal small creatures, each double page uncovers a different deadly animal.
ISBN 9781409582021
Series Usborne beginners plus series (16 books)
Publisher Usborne Publishing Ltd, 2015
Usborne
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9408
Depression years, The
Through words and illustrations, this book describes both the grim poverty and the happy side of life during the Great Depression in Australia.
ISBN 9780340377130
Publisher Hodder Headline Australia Pty Ltd, 1986
Irvine, Nance
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112023
Desert dreamings
Well-organised under clear headings and well-presented information on indigenous Australia with contents, websites, a glossary and ideas for related things to do.
ISBN 9781740702249
Series Australian Library series (2 of 21)
Publisher Heinemann, 2004
Stokes, Deirdre
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110875
Desert safari
Take a sandy adventure to the Sahara Desert in Africa and discover its secrets.
ISBN 9781865048864
Series X-zone series (48 books)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2005
Topics / Year 6 easy reads /
Savage, Andrea
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23863
Designing digital games
Discover your design skills by developing a video game and learning basic programming concepts to complete cool projects. To get started, all you need is a computer connected to the Internet.
ISBN 9781119177210
Series Dummies Junior series (12 books)
Publisher John Wiley & Sons Australia Ltd, 2016
Topics / STEM /
Breen, Derek
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53543
Dinosaur
Meet the prehistoric masters of the earth and discover how ancient fossils and footprints reveal their awesome world. See a dinosaur's skin and examine evidence that proves some species were cannibals.
ISBN 9781405321549
Series Eyewitness series (36 books)
Publisher Dorling Kindersley, 2007
Norman, David
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21156
Dinosaur atlas
From giant sauropods and horned dinosaurs, to duckbills and ferocious theropods, kids will discover how the dinosaurs evolved, what they looked like and how they hunted. Plus, we've included the latest finds and theories.
ISBN 9781786577184
Publisher Lonely Planet Publications, 2017
Topics / Endangered species /
Rooney, Anne & Gilleard, James
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10912
Dinosaur record breakers
Want to know what the biggest dinosaur is far discovered was? What about the smallest? The most colourful? Most feathery? All that and more is revealed in this book, as well as some amazing facts about the dinosaur's contemporaries - the pterosaurs and marine reptiles. Travel back in time and imagine what life was like in the Mesozoic Era.
ISBN 9781742832586
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2012
Naish, Darren
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46336
Dinosaurs eye to eye
Come face to face with the fiercest, wildest, most incredible creatures that ever roamed the earth, all captured in deadly detail. Find out why dinosaurs look the way they do, where they lived and explore their habitats.
ISBN 9781405347693
Publisher Dorling Kindersley, 2010
Woodward, John
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109687
Discover the deep
We are all familiar with the top layer of the ocean but let's explore what the ocean is like far beneath the surface. Find out what secrets are hidden in the deep and what creatures lurk way down where the sun doesn't shine. Easy to access information includes unusual or amazing facts, photographs, charts and maps.
ISBN 9781865047553
Series X-zone series (48 books)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2004
Topics / Year 6 easy reads /
Ramsden, Julie & Michael
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5198
Divers
Maybe you are interested in becoming a diver. Learn about different jobs that divers do in deep seas and shallow waters and find out about this dangerous and risky occupation.
ISBN 9780732998103
Series Extreme jobs series (1 of 6)
Publisher Macmillan Education Australia Pty Ltd, 2005
Hyland, Tony
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DK findout 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 DK findout series NEW SERIES 2018 (10 books)
Various
No book cover.
1075
DK findout: Ancient Egypt
All you have you ever wanted to know about the Ancient Egyptians, from how they ate to how they made their mummies. This book is packed with surprising facts and amazing pictures of Ancient Egypt.
ISBN 9780241282779
Series DK findout series NEW SERIES 2018 (10 books)
Publisher Dorling Kindersley, 2017
McDonald, Angela
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3616
DK findout: Ancient Rome
All you have you ever wanted to know about life in Ancient Rome, from what did they put into their shopping baskets and how to decode Roman numerals. This book is packed with surprising facts and incredible images of every aspect of Roman life..
ISBN 9780241250235
Series DK findout series NEW SERIES 2018 (10 books)
Publisher Dorling Kindersley, 2016
Chrisp, Peter
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3638
DK findout: Animals
All you have you ever wanted to know about the animal kingdom, from what makes up a bird and how animals use camouflage to hide. This book is packed with surprising facts and amazing pictures of animals, from mammals to reptiles.
ISBN 9780241250259
Series DK findout series NEW SERIES 2018 (10 books)
Publisher Dorling Kindersley, 2016
Topics / STEM /
Mills, Andrea
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3577
DK findout: Dinosaurs
All you have you ever wanted to know about the dinosaurs, from how big was a Argentinosaurus and where would you have to have gone to find a T.rex. This book is packed with surprising facts and amazing pictures of the prehistoric world.
ISBN 9780241250266
Series DK findout series NEW SERIES 2018 (10 books)
Publisher Dorling Kindersley, 2016
Topics / STEM /
Mills, Andrea
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35537
DK findout: Pirates
Go back in time to discover the truth behind the myth. Readers who can't enough pirate facts will love this book. Discover what pirates ate, what life was like on-board a ship and the rules by which pirates live by.
ISBN 9780241282816
Series DK findout series NEW SERIES 2018 (10 books)
Publisher Dorling Kindersley, 2017
DK
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3641
DK findout: Science
All you have you ever wanted to know about science, everything from light and electricity, to animals and parts of the body. Discover how to make a rainbow and all about the states of matter.
ISBN 9780241225196
Series DK findout series NEW SERIES 2018 (10 books)
Publisher Dorling Kindersley, 2016
Topics / STEM /
Grossman, Emily
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35542
Dk findout: Sharks
The book for any kid who can't get enough shark facts! Packed with facts, quizzes and incredible images of all your favourite sharks including bullhead, carpet and angel sharks. Discover sharks from prehistoric times and try to match shark eggs to their parents.
ISBN 9780241282731
Series DK findout series NEW SERIES 2018 (10 books)
Publisher Dorling Kindersley, 2017
Topics / STEM /
DK
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3574
DK findout: Solar System
All you have you ever wanted to know about the Solar System, from what are Saturn's rings made of or how long does it take to get to Pluto. This book is packed with surprising facts and amazing pictures that are out of this world.
ISBN 9780241225202
Series DK findout series NEW SERIES 2018 (10 books)
Publisher Dorling Kindersley, 2016
Topics / STEM /
Cruddas, Sara
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3597
DK findout: Stone Age
All you have you ever wanted to know about the Stone Age, from what people wore and how they ate. This book is packed with surprising facts and amazing pictures of every aspect of Stone Age life.
ISBN 9780241282700
Series DK findout series NEW SERIES 2018 (10 books)
Publisher Dorling Kindersley, 2017
Janulis, Klint
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35538
DK findout: Volcanoes
Everything you would want to know about the explosive world of volcanoes. Discover what the biggest volcano in the solar system is, how hot lava is and which type of lava is the stickiest.
ISBN 9780241250242
Series DK findout series NEW SERIES 2018 (10 books)
Publisher Dorling Kindersley, 2016
Topics / STEM /
DK
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7469
Do stars have points
You'll find answers to lots and lots of interesting questions about space. Find out how planets differ from stars, why we don't feel the Earth moving, what makes the seasons and lots more.
ISBN 9780590130806
Series Scholastic question & answer series (4 books)
Publisher Scholastic US, 1998
Berger, Melvin and Gilda & Di Fate, Vincent (ill)
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89097
Do tarantulas have teeth
Lots of interesting information and answers to questions you've always wanted to ask about poisonous creatures. Find out how long a king cobra can grow and which ants can put out fires.
ISBN 9780439148771
Series Scholastic question & answer series (4 books)
Publisher Scholastic US, 2007
Berger, Melvin & Gilda
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1600
Dog
Learn why dogs and wolves hunt in packs, how dogs talk with their eyes and tails, how dogs were used to sniff out truffles. Superb real-life photographs of dogs, wolves, jackals and foxes show the evolution of the dog family.
ISBN 9780789457745
Series Eyewitness series (36 books)
Publisher Dorling Kindersley, 2000
Clutton-Brock, Juliet
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37655
Dolphin book: good vibrations, The
Dolphins are our closest relatives in the ocean. They are warm-blooded mammals and give birth to fully formed babies that feed on milk from their mothers. Dolphins love to play and often swim with humans at the beach. Dolphins are usually friendly but they are wild predators and can be aggressive.
ISBN 9781742030753
Publisher Black Dog Books, 2009
Weir, Jeff
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129369
Don't forget me Cobber: Australia and the First World War
A comprehensive account of World War 1 and Australians' battlefield experiences at Gallipoli, on the Western Front and in the Middle East. Includes the desert campaigns fought by the lighthorsemen and the contribution of the Navy, Flying Corps and the nurses. Includes colour images and black and white photographs.
ISBN 9780975712351
Publisher ANZAC Day Commemoration Committee QLD Incorporated, 2006
Anderson, Matt
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19627
Down-to-Earth guide to global warming
Find out about the scientific basis of global warming and its effects on the weather, animals and plants. Practical steps to help are included as well as interesting facts and lots of photographs. The book ends optimistically with useful and attainable methods that can impact positively on the world.
ISBN 9781741691245
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2007
David, Laurie & Cambria, Gordon
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20711
Dr Karl's big book of amazing animals
From creepy crawlies and the world under the water to the biggest, longest, loudest, sleepiest and stinkiest animals of all. Here are lots of facts to astonish, puzzle and perplex, codes to crack, things to draw and colour, odd ones out, and differences to spot,
ISBN 9781743547434
Publisher MacMillan, 2016
Kruszelnicki, Dr Karl
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18375
Draw Aussie animals
An interesting way to learn about Australian animals... by learning how to draw them.
ISBN 9780958653664
Publisher Bandicoot Books, 2001
Isham, Marion & Steve
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10355
Drones
A fascinating introduction to drones. Find out what they are, how they fly and how a fire-rescue drone could save lives. Includes detailed photographs, internet links and a glossary of terms.
ISBN 9781409593607
Series Usborne beginners plus series (16 books)
Publisher Usborne Publishing Ltd, 2016
Topics / STEM /
Usborne
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61449
Droughts
Throughout history, droughts have brought dreadful devastation to a wide variety of societies. Find out about the impact on farmers, the importance of topsoil and the latest tools and technologies developed to help us survive future droughts. Eyewitness accounts and dramatic photography tell the story of the world's worst droughts.
ISBN 9781426303395
Series Witness to disaster series (5 books)
Publisher National Geographic Society, 2008
Fradin, Judy & Dennis
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1532
Droughts
This series presents the science behind some of the world's worst natural disasters. Find out what causes these catastrophic events, where they happen, how warning systems work and what disaster relief is provided. Includes photographs, maps, disaster files and a glossary of terms.
ISBN 9781420205329
Series Natural disasters series (1 of 6)
Publisher MacMillan, 2007
Park, Louise
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Dummies Junior 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 Dummies Junior series (12 books)
Various
No book cover.
79592
Dwarf planets
Fascinating facts about the dwarf planets and the solar system. Includes photographs, a glossary and websites links.
ISBN 9781420218763
Series New Solar System, The series (9 of 12)
Publisher MacMillan, 2007
Birch, Robin
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24895
Earth
Fascinating facts about our planet, Earth, and the solar system. Includes photographs, a glossary and websites links.
ISBN 9781420218749
Series New Solar System, The series (3 of 12)
Publisher MacMillan, 2007
Birch, Robin
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11712
Earth matters
From the deepest oceans to fiery deserts, from tropical jungles to icy mountains, explore and get close to the places or biomes that make our world so special. Includes stunning photographs, charts, maps, web links and a glossary of terms.
ISBN 9781405318884
Series Eyewitness series (36 books)
Publisher Dorling Kindersley, 2008
Rothschild, David (ed)
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17406
Earthquakes
Nobody really knows how many earthquakes occur in any given year because many go unrecorded. But, when the earth shakes, rattles and rolls, the impact can be severe when buildings collapse and fire, landslides, avalanches and tsunamis result. Find out about the major earthquakes and their causes. Eyewitness accounts and dramatic photography tell the story of the world's deadliest earth movements.
ISBN 9781426302114
Series Witness to disaster series (5 books)
Publisher National Geographic Society, 2008
Fradin, Judy & Dennis
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16116
Earthquakes
This series presents the science behind some of the world's worst natural disasters. Find out what causes these catastrophic events, where they happen, how warning systems work and what disaster relief is provided. Includes photographs, maps, disaster files and a glossary of terms.
ISBN 9781420205299
Series Natural disasters series (2 of 6)
Publisher MacMillan, 2007
Topics / STEM /
Park, Louise
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15310
Echidna
Interesting facts about the unusual life of Australia's echidna. Excellent diagrams and photographs show the different stages of development. Includes a fact file and glossary of terms.
ISBN 9781740707756
Publisher Echidna Books, 2002
Pyers, Greg
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9409
Eliza, Eliza, the biography of Eliza Winstanley
Told through words and illustrations, the story of Australia's first leading lady and the first Australian actress to gain overseas success.
ISBN 9780949910721
Publisher Mulini Press, 1997
Irvine, Nance
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9219
Encyclopaedia of preserved people: pickled, frozen and mummified corpses from around the world, The
Descriptions of procedures and items such as Einstein's pickled brain will fascinate older primary readers.
ISBN 9780375922879
Publisher Hodder Headline Australia Pty Ltd, 2002
Prior, Natalie Jane
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10510
Endangered
Looks at endangered animals and what wildlife organisations are doing to increase the animals' chances of survival.
ISBN 9781865086644
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2002
Wilkinson, Rick
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6028
Every minute in Australia
Ever wondered what is happening every minute in Australia? This book will tell you how much tomato sauce will be consumed, money spent on bottled water and how many cars will cross the Sydney Harbour Bridge, plus much more.
ISBN 9781742832128
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2012
Poshoglian, Yvette
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5000
Every minute on Earth
Packed with interesting and entertaining facts about the things that happen on Earth every sixty seconds. To whet your appetite, 2,000 thunderstorms occur, 45 million gallons of water go over Niagara Falls, 2,271 working satellites orbit Earth, a hair grows 0.00027 inch and 15,000 gallons of air are inhaled by a blue whale.
ISBN 9780439908870
Publisher Scholastic US, 2007
Murrie, Steve & Matthew & Lloyd, Mary Anne (ill)
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17630
Everything you need to know about the human body
Packed with information, amazing facts, questions and creative activities, this human body encyclopedia will tell you everything you want to know about what the body can do, the human life cycle, food and digestion, the brain and the senses, structure and movement, and much more.
ISBN 9780753431979
Publisher Kingfisher, 2012
Dr Macnair, Patricia
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46914
Experimenting with Science
Find out about the world around you by testing how things work and the laws of science. Carry out the invisible force of air-test to see how air moves and how it affects nature. Mix up some potions using household chemicals to create unexpected results. Challenge your perceptions with experiments that test your senses.
ISBN 9781119291336
Series Dummies Junior series (12 books)
Publisher John Wiley & Sons Australia Ltd, 2016
Topics / STEM /
Mullins, Olivia J
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3857
Explore Australia: the kid edition
A travel guide for kids covering destinations and activities all around the country. Packed with fun facts, beguiling history and tips on what to see and do, the guide is organised into state chapters, highlighting the top attractions in each capital city and a range of holiday regions. There are also sections on weird place names, how to read maps and Aussie road signs.
ISBN 9781741174908
Publisher Explore Australia, 2015
Scott, Janine
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15311
Explorer
Be an eyewitness to the daring and danger-filled adventures of explorers who risked all to set out across oceans, ice and space.
ISBN 9780751364934
Series Eyewitness series (36 books)
Publisher Dorling Kindersley, 2003
Matthews, Rupert
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25541
Extreme animals: the toughest creatures on Earth
Fascinating insight into how animals can survive some of the harshest conditions on the planet. Find out how sperm whales and elephant seals can stay underwater for up to 50 minutes and lots more interesting and unusual facts.
ISBN 9781406305593
Publisher Walker Books, 2006
Davies, Nicola
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Extreme jobs 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 Extreme jobs series (6 books)
Hyland, Tony
No book cover.
4896
Extreme sports
An introduction to extreme sports including mountain biking, skydiving, urban sports like skateboarding and watery extremes such as surfing and whitewater kayaking. Find out what makes a sport extreme , how fast do you fall in a skydive and where are the biggest waves ever surfed.
ISBN 9781409564225
Series Usborne beginners plus series (16 books)
Publisher Usborne Publishing Ltd, 2014
Bone, Emily
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47787
Extreme sports
An engaging look at some very extreme and whacky sports, including parachuting and skydiving, baseboarding and blading, bungee jumping and extreme ironing.
ISBN 9781741694598
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2009
Evans, Lynette
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109688
Eye see
We take our sight for granted, but there's more to seeing than meets the eye. Find out how our eyes work and why they sometimes play tricks. Easy to access information includes unusual or amazing facts, photographs, charts and maps.
ISBN 9781865047577
Series X-zone series (48 books)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2004
Topics / Year 6 easy reads /
Harris, David & Van Til, Meaghan
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Eyewitness 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 Eyewitness series (36 books)
Various
No book cover.
9224
Faber book of Greek legends, The
Greek legends for the younger reader.
ISBN 9780571206728
Publisher Faber & Faber, 2001
Lines, Kathleen
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44877
Face to face with wild horses
Meet the wild horses and find out lots of information, including how they became wild, how they communicate, the difference between a wild horse and a domesticated one, and how their habitats are threatened.
ISBN 9781426304668
Publisher National Geographic Society, 2009
Momatiuk, Yva & Eastcott, John
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Fair dinkum series
An exciting, easy to read series, with hilarious cartoons, that tell the story of Australia. 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 Fair dinkum series (8 books)
French, Jackie & Sheehan, Peter (ill)
No book cover.
12686
Famous australians: Australian children's authors
Famous Australians presents short biographies of people who have made notable contributions to society, and who have helped make sport and children's literature such important and popular aspects of Australian culture!
ISBN 9781925630169
Publisher Redback Publishing, 2017
Dixon, Rachel
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12690
Famous australians: Australians at the olympic games
Famous Australians presents short biographies of people who have made notable contributions to society, and who have helped make sport and children's literature such important and popular aspects of Australian culture.
ISBN 9781925630176
Publisher Redback Publishing, 2017
Dixon, Rachel
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131043
Famous structures
Around the world and throughout time people have built the most amazing structures.
ISBN 9781865047645
Series X-zone series (48 books)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2004
Topics / Year 6 easy reads /
Savage, Andrea
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4265
Faunaverse: Australian wildlife in poetry
How much do you know about Australian animals? Have you ever heard of the Pobblebonk who lives underground? Or how about the deadly Assassin Bug? Or maybe you are familiar with Boyd's Forest Dragon? These are just some of the weird and wonderful but 100% real animals you will meet in Faunaverse. A collection of poems aimed at educating readers about Australia's unknown and misunderstood wildlife. The poems are loaded with facts and information, perfect for curious minds of all ages. Poems are accompanied by beautiful wildlife photography by the authors.
ISBN 9780994558107
Publisher Fremantle Press, 2016
Dudley, Alexander & Sullivan, Jane
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53305
Feathered soldiers
Pigeons may be taken for granted but they have played a very important part particularly for Australia during World War II. One pigeon flew sixty-four kilometres in fifty minutes through a storm to save a shipload of ammunition. Amusing drawings highlight fascinating facts and true stories in this illustrated tribute to Australia's wartime messenger pigeons.
ISBN 9780975712320
Publisher ANZAC Day Commemoration Committee QLD Incorporated, 2007
Farrer, Vashti & Small, Mary & Alger, Elizabeth (ill)
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4891
Fighter planes
From the dogfights of the First World War to top secret missions flown by the latest stealth fighters, this book reveals the inner workings of the fastest, deadliest machines ever made.
ISBN 9781474919135
Series Usborne beginners plus series (16 books)
Publisher Usborne Publishing Ltd, 2012
Brook, Henry & Roots, Adrian (ill) & Fox, John (ill)
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11310
Film
Go behind the camera to find out how films are made and who makes them, from the greatest animators to the most talented set designers. Explore different genres and movie styles from westerns, musicals and sci-fi to cult movies and documentaries. Take a trip from Hollywood to Bollywood and see what makes different world cinema styles unique.
ISBN 9781405312806
Series Eyewitness series (36 books)
Publisher Dorling Kindersley, 2006
Bergan, Ronald
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18500
Film and fiction robotics
Learn about robots in film and fiction and making your own robot movie.
ISBN 9781420205558
Series Robots and robotics series (2 of 6)
Publisher Macmillan Education Australia Pty Ltd, 2007
Hyland, Tony
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37994
Finding Gobi
Finding Gobi is the ultimate story of hope and friendship - proving time and time again, that dogs really are 'man's best friend'. In 2016, Dion Leonard, an ultramarathon runner, stumbled across a little stray dog while competing in a gruelling 155 mile race across the Gobi Desert. The pup earned the name 'Gobi' as she went step for step with Dion, keeping pace with him for nearly 80 miles. What Gobi lacked in size, she made up for in heart. Dion had always focused on winning, but as he witnessed the incredible determination of this small animal, he felt something inside him change. This is a story of a life changing friendship between one man and a little stray dog.
ISBN 9780008244521
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, UK, 2017
Leonard, Dion
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5513
Firewood & rabbits
In this picture book autobiography, Ron Jackson describes his eventful childhood as one of thirteen children in a stockman's family living in isolated Balranald. He discusses home schooling, catching rabbits, and collecting firewood in a homemade boat.
ISBN 9780980359343
Publisher Indij Readers, 2007
Jackson, Ron
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29045
First peoples of Africa
Find out about the culture, traditions, laws and ways of life of the first peoples in Africa - the Baka of Cameroon, the Samburu of Kenya and the Tuareg of the Sahara. Includes photographs, fact boxes and quotes from elders.
ISBN 9781420268010
Series First peoples series (6 books)
Publisher Macmillan Education Australia Pty Ltd, 2009
Sertori, Trisha
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19450
First peoples of Asia
Find out about the culture, traditions, laws and ways of life of the first peoples in Asia - the Ainu of Japan, the Bali Aga of Indonesia and the Karen of Burma. Includes photographs, fact boxes and quotes from elders.
ISBN 9781420268003
Series First peoples series (6 books)
Publisher Macmillan Education Australia Pty Ltd, 2009
Sertori, Trisha
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42119
First peoples of Europe
Find out about the culture, traditions, laws and ways of life of the first peoples in Europe - the Basques of the Pyrenees, the Macedonians of the Republic of Macedonia and the Roma of Europe. Includes photographs, fact boxes and quotes from elders.
ISBN 9781420268027
Series First peoples series (6 books)
Publisher Macmillan Education Australia Pty Ltd, 2009
Sertori, Trisha
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19250
First peoples of Oceania
Find out about the culture, traditions, laws and ways of life of the first peoples in Oceania - the Aboriginal peoples of Australia, the Papuans of New Guinea and the Maoris of New Zealand. Includes photographs, fact boxes and quotes from elders.
ISBN 9781420267990
Series First peoples series (6 books)
Publisher Macmillan Education Australia Pty Ltd, 2009
Sertori, Trisha
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40499
First peoples of the Americas
Find out about the culture, traditions, laws and ways of life of the first peoples in the Americas - the native Americans of the United States, the Ashaninka of South America and the First Nations of Canada. Includes photographs, fact boxes and quotes from elders.
ISBN 9781420267983
Series First peoples series (6 books)
Publisher Macmillan Education Australia Pty Ltd, 2009
Sertori, Trisha
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15190
First peoples of the Arctic
Find out about the culture, traditions, laws and ways of life of the first peoples in the Arctic - the Sami of Sapmi, the Unangan of the Aleutian Islands and the Inuit of Greenland and Canada. Includes photographs, fact boxes and quotes from elders.
ISBN 9781420267976
Series First peoples series (6 books)
Publisher Macmillan Education Australia Pty Ltd, 2009
Sertori, Trisha
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First peoples series
Non-fiction series about traditions, cultures and laws. 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 First peoples series (6 books)
Sertori, Trisha
No book cover.
71275
First settlement and exploration
Details why the First Fleet came to Australia and the hardships faced by convicts and free settlers. Follows the early explorers, Blaxland, Lawson, Wentworth, across the Blue Mountains.
ISBN 9781863918596
Series Australian Library series (18 of 21)
Publisher Heinemann, 1997
Low, Jim
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14207
Flags and emblems of Australia
A reference book containing detailed information, colourful illustrations and facts about Australia's historic coat of arms and the interesting animal, bird and flower emblems of the States and Territories.
ISBN 9780731811731
Publisher Simon & Schuster (Australia) Limited, 2002
Bruce, Jill B & Wade, Jan (ill)
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9354
Football
Gary Lineker, who captained his national team, played in two World Cups and is a TV commentator, shows beginners all the techniques of football and leads young players through the rules, essential skills and special team tactics.
ISBN 9780751327793
Publisher Dorling Kindersley, 2000
Lineker, Gary
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9144
Football
You might be surprised to discover where football originated and just how old it is. Be an interactive eyewitness to one of the world's favourite sports, find out about star players, how the rules have changed over the years and the drama of the World Cup.
ISBN 9781405353823
Series Eyewitness series (36 books)
Publisher Dorling Kindersley, 2010
Hornby, Hugh
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61108
Fossils
Find out what a fossil is, how they are classified and how to start a collection. The book provides photographs and annotations for over 500 invertebrate, vertebrate and plant fossils to make it easy to recognize and place a fossil in its correct genus. Includes a glossary to help with technical and scientific terms.
ISBN 9780751327960
Series Eyewitness series (36 books)
Publisher Dorling Kindersley, 2000
Ward, David
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41059
Frogs closeup
Frogs go through an amazing transformation during their life cycle and are well adapted to living on land and in water. Take a closer look at these incredible amphibians.
ISBN 9781742033990
Publisher Wild Dog Books, 2016
Hope, Charles
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15141
Frogs of Australia
Highly informative little guide to Australian frogs. Clear and fascinating photography accompanies detailed information. Interesting facts will appeal to frog enthusiasts.
ISBN 9781864363333
Publisher New Holland Australia, 2000
Swan, Gerry
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28334
From little things big things grow
The iconic song by Paul Kelly and Kev Carmody recounts the story of when Vincent Lingiari and other Gurindji workers walked off the Wave Hill cattle station in 1966. What began as a strike over wages and conditions became an eight year long struggle for the return of traditional lands. Illustrated by Gurindji schoolchildren.
ISBN 9780975770887
Publisher One Day Hill Pty Ltd, 2008
Topics / Aboriginal content /
Kelly, P & Carmody, K & Hudson, P (ill) & Kalkaringi School Children (ill)
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32611
Gaolbird: True story of William Swallow, convict and pirate, The
It's 23 October 1821 and convict William Swallow stands on the deck of the Malabar for muster. He is wearing a canary yellow convict uniform and his legs are chained. He's just completed the 121-day sea voyage from London to Hobart Town, but his wild and audacious adventures have barely begun. He'll soon ditch the convict uniform and the chains, take part in a mutiny, become a pirate captain and fool the world in what just might be the most outrageous and unbelievable true story in Australia's convict history.
ISBN 9781925498172
Publisher Text Publishing Co, 2017
Barnard, Simon
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32671
Get coding
In this fun guide to coding for beginners, learn how to develop real coding skills by following step by step instructions and completing six exciting missions. Code your own website, app and game, and learn html, CSS and JavaScript.
ISBN 9781406366846
Publisher Walker Books, 2016
Topics / STEM /
Whitney, David & Beedie, Duncan (ill)
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29988
Getting started with coding
When you're ready to add coding to your creativity toolbox, this book introduces you to simple coding concepts that allow you to create a computer game, simulation and design tool.
ISBN 9781119177173
Series Dummies Junior series (12 books)
Publisher John Wiley & Sons Australia Ltd, 2015
Topics / STEM /
McCue, Camille
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25587
Getting started with Electronics
If you're curious about what goes on inside computers, phones, televisions and other electronic devices, you will enjoy creating electronics projects using basic materials that can easily be found. Use clips, switches, resistors and capacitors to create circuits that control light and sound. Build a nifty LED flashlight to tune in to a local radio station, using a homemade tuner.
ISBN 9781119313809
Series Dummies Junior series (12 books)
Publisher John Wiley & Sons Australia Ltd, 2016
Topics / STEM /
Shamieh, Cathleen
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46915
Getting started with Engineering
If you love tinkering then you'll have fun with these easy-to-complete projects, designed to broaden your understanding of basic engineering principles, challenge your problem-solving skills and sharpen your creativity.
ISBN 9781119291220
Series Dummies Junior series (12 books)
Publisher John Wiley & Sons Australia Ltd, 2016
Topics / STEM /
McCue, Camille
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Getting started with Raspberry Pi
If you want to learn how computers work, this book introduces you to the world of computing with the Raspberry Pi, the small, inexpensive and super-cool microcomputer that teaches real tech skills. Use the Pi to create things while learning all about computers, from the inside out. Create music, using Sonic Pi to record your own songs. Combine Python and Minecraft to programme your own video game world.
ISBN 9781119262657
Series Dummies Junior series (12 books)
Publisher John Wiley & Sons Australia Ltd, 2016
Topics / STEM /
Wentk, Richard
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Giants of the sea
The largest things in the ocean aren't sharks or whales, they're aircraft carriers and submarines. Marvel at what's on board these wonders of the sea. Easy to access information includes unusual or amazing facts, photographs, charts and maps.
ISBN 9780779139897
Series X-zone series (48 books)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2004
Topics / Year 6 easy reads /
Patton, Geoff
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3823
Gigantic book of genes, The
Look at the people in your family, do they all look similar? How closely are you related to your cousins, a chimpanzee and a banana? Whose fault is it that you cannot roll your tongue? Find out in the Gigantic book of genes.
ISBN 9781742034102
Publisher Wild Dog Books, 2016
Topics / STEM /
Hendry, Lorna
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God beneath the sea, The
A recreation of Greek legends.
ISBN 9780241139554
Publisher Hamilton, 1997
Garfield, Leon & Blishen, Edward
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15143
Gogo fish, the story of the WA state fossil emblem
In 1986, a 375 million year old fossil fish was discovered in Western Australia. This book tells how the Gogo fish fossil was discovered and how a campaign by students at a Perth primary school helped to make it the state's fossil emblem.
ISBN 9781920843083
Publisher Western Australian Museum, 2005
Long, John
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134884
Going batty
Bats have always been linked with scary things but they may not be as scary as you think. Take a close look at the world of bats and you'll see that there's a lot more to these fascinating creatures.
ISBN 9781865048772
Series X-zone series (48 books)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2005
Topics / Year 6 easy reads /
Deckert Tempany
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Going for kalta: hunting for sleepy lizards at Yalata
Kalta is the Aboriginal word meaning ""sleepy lizard"". In this picture book, the reader is shown how the Yalata community catch and cook kalta.
ISBN 9781864650129
Publisher IAD Press, 2004
Edwards, Yvonne & Day, Brenda
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Gold quest
Trace the journey of a gold mask in Egypt centuries ago. It is melted down to become a prize at the Colosseum, a gift for Queen Elizabeth I, counterfeit coins, a toothpick holder at Versailles, gold buttons on a waistcoat and a necklace in New York.
ISBN 9780340788585
Publisher Hodder Children's Books (Australia), 2005
Biesty, Stephen & Hooper, Meredith (ill)
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41121
Gold, graves and glory: 1850-1880
Between 1850 and 1880, Australia developed from a struggling penal settlement to a sustainable 'free' colony. This informative but fun look at history begins with the arrival of Governor Brisbane, who must make the colony a harsher deterrent for convicts, and ends the year before gold is discovered. The resultant gold rush changed Australia forever.
ISBN 9781865049731
Series Fair dinkum series (4 of 8)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2007
French, Jackie & Sheehan, Peter (ill)
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29436
Gorilla book: born to be wild, The
Gorillas are the world's biggest primate. They are often portrayed as aggressive but are actually shy, peaceful and remarkably intelligent vegetarians.
ISBN 9781742030883
Publisher Black Dog Books, 2009
Litchfield, Carla
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16458
Great animal search, The
Packed with puzzles and fascinating facts about animals.
ISBN 9780746067178
Publisher Usborne Publishing Ltd, 2005
Young, Caroline & Jackson, Ian (ill)
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6341
Great Barrier Reef book: solar powered, The
The Great Barrier Reef is so huge it can be seen from space and the whole thing runs on solar power. The wonders of the Great Barrier Reef and the need to protect it are revealed through beautiful photographs, interesting information and a glossary of terms.
ISBN 9781742030319
Publisher Black Dog Books, 2009
Norman, Mark
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44962
Great Britain: everything you ever wanted to know
You will find out fascinating tales about a famous sports ground that started out as a cabbage patch, bog snorkelling and what will happen if you put a stamp bearing the Queen upside down.
ISBN 9781743214169
Series Not-for-parents series (8 books)
Publisher Lonely Planet Publications, 2012
Scott, Janine & Rees, Peter
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37135
Great buildings
Throughout history, people have overcome every challenge to create fantastic buildings that have shaped the world. From the ancient pyramids to the tallest skyscraper, each building has its own history, unique features, brilliant architects and builders. Timelines show other buildings being constructed at the time and how they reflected the societies in which they were designed and built.
ISBN 9781847800367
Publisher Frances Lincoln, 2011
Topics / STEM /
Clements, Gilllian
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5732
Great castle search, The
Through challenging puzzles, find out how people lived in castles, and the tournaments and battles that occurred. Each double page spread covers a different aspect of castle life and is crammed full of things for you to find.
ISBN 9780746057537
Series Usborne great searches series (6 books)
Publisher Usborne Publishing Ltd, 2004
Topics / Year 5 easy reads /
Bingham, Jane
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170
Great deeds of heroic women, The
This book profiles eighteen women through the ages.
ISBN 9780872263482
Saxby, Maurice
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171
Great deeds of superheroes, The
A collection of exciting stories of heroic deeds through the ages.
ISBN 9780855749859
Publisher Millennium Press, 1993
Saxby, Maurice
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35742
Great dinosaur search, The
Search the beautiful illustrations for giant insects or for dinosaurs who lived in the shallow seas or in the dusty deserts. Includes dinosaur facts and interesting illustrations showing the ancestors of some animals that we see today.
ISBN 9780746067734
Series Usborne great searches series (6 books)
Publisher Usborne Publishing Ltd, 2005
Topics / Year 5 easy reads /
Heywood, Rosie
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109690
Great escapes
Discover some exciting stories about great escapes that became great adventures. And, it's not only about humans who escape. Easy to access information includes unusual or amazing facts, photographs, charts and maps.
ISBN 9781865047621
Series X-zone series (48 books)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2004
Topics / Year 6 easy reads /
Harris, David
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Great history search, The
Each double page of this book comprises an illustrated scene from a different period of history, crammed with people and events. The fun comes in finding the people, animals and objects in the scene. Smaller pictures around the edges show the things to be spotted and captions give more information.
ISBN 9780746067185
Series Usborne great searches series (6 books)
Publisher Usborne Publishing Ltd, 2005
Topics / Year 5 easy reads /
Khanduri, Kamini
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48474
Great Planet Earth search
Search through this book to explore the planets.
ISBN 9780746060520
Series Usborne great searches series (6 books)
Publisher Usborne Publishing Ltd, 2005
Topics / Year 5 easy reads /
Helbrough, Emma
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Great prehistoric search, The
This puzzle book explores life on Earth millions of years ago and the many different plants and animals that inhabited it. Every double page spread is packed with extraordinary detail and objects to spot, including intriguing prehistoric creatures from the most fearsome of dinosaurs to the tiniest of insects.
ISBN 9780746071458
Series Usborne great searches series (6 books)
Publisher Usborne Publishing Ltd, 2006
Topics / Year 5 easy reads /
Bingham, Jane & Jackson, Ian (ill)
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1966
Great undersea search, The
Through these challenging puzzles, find out about the many weird and wonderful creatures living in the sea. Each double page spread is crammed full of interesting facts and things for you to find.
ISBN 9780746070550
Series Usborne great searches series (6 books)
Publisher Usborne Publishing Ltd, 2005
Topics / Year 5 easy reads /
Needham, Kate & Jackson, Ian (ill)
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173
Greek myths for young children
A comic book style is used to retell Greek myths for children.
ISBN 9780744530759
Publisher Walker Books, 1994
Williams, Marcia
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28111
Grim crims & convicts: 1788-1822
Eleven ships, with over one thousand people, travelled twenty five thousand kilometres to the other side of the world to build a new colony. They didn't know what they would find and most of them certainly didn't know how much hardship they would suffer. This is the story of the governor, the soldiers, the local Indigenous people, the convicts and a handful of wives and children in the first years of Sydney, Australia.
ISBN 9781741693140
Series Fair dinkum series (2 of 8)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2009
French, Jackie & Sheehan, Peter (ill)
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56549
Guiness world records: Science and stuff
Strap in for a mind-boggling look at the record-breaking world around us. From the science of slam dunks and the smelliest substances to over-engineered inventions and the physics of cats, you'll find page after page of amazing facts and information. Inside you will also find some sensational experiments to try at home yourself.
ISBN 9781910561638
Publisher Wild Dog Books, 2017
Guiness World Records
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8119
Gymnastics
Shannon Miller tells you how she became a champion gymnast. With the help of dynamic photographs, young gymnasts give tips and reveal the secrets of their skills and agilities.
ISBN 9780751327991
Publisher Dorling Kindersley, 2000
Jackman, Joan
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22488
H.O.U.S.E.
Discover thirty-five extraordinary houses, designed by the world's most prominent architects. Houses that look like pears, inflatable houses, igloos, tea houses and tree houses. Explains the inspiration behind each design and the materials used, including ecological options.
ISBN 9781877467660
Publisher Gecko Press, 2010
Machowiak, A & Mizielinski, D; Wojcik-Leese, E (trans)
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Hanging out together
Dogs and humans have been friends for thousands of years. Take a look at why dogs and humans have such a special relationship.
ISBN 9781865048758
Series X-zone series (48 books)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2005
Topics / Year 6 easy reads /
Bancks, Tristan
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568907
Happiness box, The: A wartime book of hope
In 1942, Sergeant 'Griff' Griffin was a prisoner of war. With Christmas approaching, he decided to make a book for the children cooped up in nearby Changi Prison. The book was said to contain the secrets to happiness. Open this book and learn the true and inspirational story of the making of the Happiness Box book.
ISBN 9781925081381
Publisher Walker Books, 2018
Greenwood, Mark & McLean, Andrew
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Harriet
Harriet, a tortoise hatched in the Galapagos Islands, was brought to Australian in the 1800's. This is the true story of Harriet's life from colonial days to her death at 176 years old at Australia Zoo in 2006.
ISBN 9780143302087
Publisher Penguin, 2006
Hill, Anthony
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19644
Helicopters
Find out all about the amazing types of helicopters, how they are made, how they operate and how to fly them.
ISBN 9781409522874
Series Usborne beginners plus series (16 books)
Publisher Usborne Publishing Ltd, 2011
Bone, Emily
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15144
Heritage & places
Heritage is a complex concept. Heritage helps to make us who we are and shapes our local community and our country. Selected Australian heritage sites introduced in interesting photographs, location maps and websites for further research.
ISBN 9781740701952
Publisher Heinemann, 2004
Chapman, Helen
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Heritage Heroes series
Stephanie Owen Reeder's award-winning Heritage Heroes series retells the remarkable true stories of famous Australians, while providing historical insights into their lives. 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 Heritage Heroes series (4 books)
Various
No book cover.
94039
Hernando's labyrinth
From real-life stories of rangers around the world. Do you have the courage to be a ranger in danger? You're going to South America as a ranger in training and you can't wait! Stinky skunks, gigantic tarantulas, Mayan ruins, and flesh-eating piranhas... Someone's threatening the last Pinta tortoise in the world. Can you save him and stop the evil mastermind, Hernando? Your fate is in your hands.
ISBN 9781741789867
Series Ranger in Danger series (2 of 3)
Publisher The Five Mile Press Pty Ltd, 2010
Willmore, Sean & Reynolds, Alison
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8826
Heroes of the Kokoda track
In 1942, a World War II campaign between Australia and Japan occurred on a track, the Kokoda Trail. The track begins in Kokoda, in Papua New Guinea, and winds its way through rugged mountains towards Port Moresby. The Kokoda Track is only one hundred kilometres long but the tropical conditions made it a mudslide. Australian troops were ill-equipped and unprepared, and completely outnumbered.
ISBN 9781742031347
Publisher Black Dog Books, 2011
Brasch, Nicolas
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568100
HerStory
This is not just history, it's Her Story! It is the story of brave leaders, talented artists, gentle healers, committed teachers and gifted problem-solvers. It is the story of women and girls who bravely faced challenges, overcame difficulty or danger, and even gave up their lives to follow their dreams and make the world a batter place.
ISBN 9781788001380
Publisher Nosy Crow Ltd, 2018
Topics / STEM / Biography /
Halligan, Katherine & Walsh, Sarah (ill)
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5526
High-rise workers
Learn about the different jobs that people do on high-rise buildings and bridges.
ISBN 9780732998110
Series Extreme jobs series (3 of 6)
Publisher Macmillan Education Australia Pty Ltd, 2005
Hyland, Tony
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17796
High-risk robots
Find out about robots performing surgery, saving lives and working in volcanoes.
ISBN 9781420205541
Series Robots and robotics series (1 of 6)
Publisher Macmillan Education Australia Pty Ltd, 2007
Hyland, Tony
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4520
Historium
Welcome to the virtual museum. The galleries, which are based on the geographical location of the archaeological finds, include Africa, America, Asia, Europe, The Middle East and Oceania. See objects of beauty, objects of functionality, objects of war, objects of life, death and burial. As you wander from room to room, explore the magnificence of what civilisations have left behind over thousands of years of human history.
ISBN 9781783701889
Series Welcome to the Museum (4 books)
Publisher Templar Publishing, 2015
Nelson, Jo & Wilkinson, Richard (ill)
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Home among the gum trees: the story of Australian houses, A
The complete history of Australian homes from pre-European settlement to modern day dwellings.
ISBN 9781864480955
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 1997
Nicholson, John
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30126
Honey bees close up
Not only do bees provide us with honey and beeswax, they are responsible for much of the food we depend on every day. Take a closer look at these important insects.
ISBN 9781742033440
Publisher Wild Dog Books, 2014
Hope, Charles
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11267
Hoosh: camels in Australia
Information about the camels of the desert and their role in Australia's development. Coloured photographs and maps cover every imaginable aspect of camels and their presence in Australia.
ISBN 9780733315046
Publisher ABC Books, 2005
Brian, Janeen
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15328
Horse
Learn all about horses and ponies, from their origins and breeds to their role in human civilisation. Discover why a zebra has stripes.
ISBN 9780751364842
Series Eyewitness series (36 books)
Publisher Dorling Kindersley, 2003
Clutton-Brock, Juliet
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4013
Horses: a complete guide for young horse lovers
Whether you own a horse or just dream about it, find out everything you want to know about caring for horses, identifying breeds and colours, and basic riding skills.
ISBN 9781742113524
Publisher The Five Mile Press Pty Ltd, 2008
Gardini, Lauryn
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21155
How animals build
Do bees need cement mixers to build hives? Do beavers use cranes to construct dams? No, of course not! Like many animals, they're building geniuses who don't need building site tools to create incredible work. Welcome to nature's very own, super-clever world of construction.
ISBN 9781786576620
Publisher Lonely Planet Publications, 2017
Topics / STEM /
Butterfield, Moira & Hutchinson, Tom
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35727
How do you burp in space
Here is a travel planner for all those who dream of taking a holiday in outer space. Includes what to pack, how to get there and home again, what to wear, how to sleep, brush your teeth and even burp in space.
ISBN 9781599900681
Publisher Bloomsbury, 2013
Goodman, Susan & Slack, Michael (ill)
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113069
How high can a kangaroo hop
Discover the lost monster kangaroos, how indigenous people hunted and used kangaroos, how to tell a kangaroo from a wallaby and what to do if you find a kangaroo by the side of a road.
ISBN 9780732285449
Publisher Angus & Robertson (HarperCollins), 2008
French, Jackie & Whatley, Bruce (ill)
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15575
How nearly everything was invented by the Brainwaves
Through labelled diagrams, the Brainwaves present the inventing of the lens, steam engine, light bulb, generator, internal combustion engine, transistor, gunpowder, and many other everyday inventions and scientific discoveries.
ISBN 9781405329781
Publisher Dorling Kindersley, 2008
Topics / STEM /
MacLeod, Jilly & Swerling, Lisa (ill) & Lazar, Ralph (ill)
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18499
How robots work
Learn about how robots move, are programmed and feel.
ISBN 9781420205503
Series Robots and robotics series (3 of 6)
Publisher Macmillan Education Australia Pty Ltd, 2007
Hyland, Tony
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18321
How to catch a fish
Factual guide for people who fish. Contains images, diagrams and text boxes with descriptions and Information about different breeds.
ISBN 9781865046549
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2005
Thornton, J D
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2270
How to guzzle your garden
This book enables the reader to select seeds, grow, cook and eat the produce.
ISBN 9780207197932
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, UK, 1999
French, Jackie
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35705
Hunters and hunted
The animal kingdom is a dangerous place, especially at mealtimes. While hunters are out searching for their dinner, the hunted are using all sorts of tricks just to stay alive. Welcome to the frightening and dangerous world of the hunters and the hunted.
ISBN 9781742033365
Publisher Wild Dog Books, 2014
Hope, Charles
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4152
Hurricanes
Find out how catastrophic storms and hurricanes form, and why they rage through the same regions. Chart the deadliest hurricanes in history and the damage they cause. Eyewitness accounts and dramatic photography tell the story of the world's deadliest weather.
ISBN 9781426201127
Series Witness to disaster series (5 books)
Publisher National Geographic Society, 2007
Fradin, Judy & Dennis
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42156
Hurricanes
This series presents the science behind some of the world's worst natural disasters. Find out what causes these catastrophic events, where they happen, how warning systems work and what distaer relief is provided. Includes photographs, maps, disaster files and a glossary of terms.
ISBN 9781420205312
Series Natural disasters series (3 of 6)
Publisher MacMillan, 2007
Topics / STEM /
Park, Louise
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18522
If the world were a village
Full of interesting statistical information about the world's population as if the world was a village of one hundred people. Easy to comprehend and fascinating.
ISBN 9781741148152
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2006
Topics / Year 6 easy reads /
Smith, David J & Armstrong, Shelagh (ill)
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iF... a mind-bending new way of looking at big ideas and numbers
Some things are so huge or so old that it's hard to wrap your mind around them. But, if we took these big, hard-to-imagine objects and events and compared them to things we can see, feel and touch then, instantly, we would see our world in a whole new way.
ISBN 9781925059267
Publisher New Frontier Publishing, 2015
Topics / STEM /
Smith, David & Adams, Steve (ill)
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Illustrated book of ballet stories, The
Discover all the magic, excitement and beauty of famous ballets. See how ballet dancers perform, what their costumes convey and interesting snippets about each ballet.
ISBN 9781405359009
Publisher Dorling Kindersley, 2010
Newman, Barbara & Tomblin, Gill (ill)
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4962
Imagining the future
Get prepared for the fantastic future with this guide to the unbelievable and incredible inventions just over the horizon. Flying through time and flying in cars. Living underwater and living forever. Robot servants. 3D printed food. Wouldn't it be amazing if science fiction became science fact?
ISBN 9781486302727
Publisher CSIRO, 2016
Torok, Simon & Holper, Paul
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5839
In the lamplight
If you enjoyed the award-winning Light Horse Boy and Lighthouse Girl, you will also enjoy In the Lamplight. This book draws on Australian war history with the protagonist being Rose, a young English girl turned nurse who cares for and falls in love with Jim - the Light Horse Boy. On the long journey back to Australia they experience the appalling loss of life due to the Spanish flu epidemic. But that is not the only challenge they face together.
ISBN 9781925591224
Publisher Fremantle Press, 2018
Wolfer, Dianne & Simmonds, Brian (ill)
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55788
In your dreams
For some period every day, we sleep. Find out why we need to sleep and why it's not a waste of time.
ISBN 9781865048956
Series X-zone series (48 books)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2005
Topics / Year 6 easy reads /
Deckert, Tempany
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9292
In-line skating
A book for in-line skating enthusiasts.
ISBN 9780732979089
Publisher Macmillan Education Australia Pty Ltd, 2004
Herran, Joe & Thomas, Ron
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208
Incredible cross-sections (Stephen Biesty's)
These cutaway drawings contain minute details and explanations of technological marvels.
ISBN 9780863188077
Publisher Dorling Kindersley, 1993
Biesty, Stephen & Platt, Richard (ill)
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India - land, life and culture series
Non-fiction series about the people, the land, the government and culture of India. 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 India - land, life and culture series (6 books)
Sachdev, Rosemary & Marwaha, Jatinder (phot)
No book cover.
11525
India: arts and culture
A fascinating insight into life in India. Find out about this richly diverse country through its arts, culture, people, landscapes, agriculture and animals.
ISBN 9781420267143
Series India - land, life and culture series (6 books)
Publisher MacMillan, 2009
Sachdev, Rosemary & Marwaha, Jatinder (phot)
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2381
India: history and government
A fascinating insight into life in India. Find out about this richly diverse country through its arts, culture, people, landscapes, agriculture and animals.
ISBN 9781420267112
Series India - land, life and culture series (6 books)
Publisher MacMillan, 2009
Sachdev, Rosemary & Marwaha, Jatinder (phot)
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37954
India: land and climate
A fascinating insight into life in India. Find out about this richly diverse country through its arts, culture, people, landscapes, agriculture and animals.
ISBN 9781420267150
Series India - land, life and culture series (6 books)
Publisher MacMillan, 2009
Sachdev, Rosemary & Marwaha, Jatinder (phot)
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6046
India: plants and agriculture
A fascinating insight into life in India. Find out about this richly diverse country through its arts, culture, people, landscapes, agriculture and animals.
ISBN 9781420267136
Series India - land, life and culture series (6 books)
Publisher MacMillan, 2009
Sachdev, Rosemary & Marwaha, Jatinder (phot)
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6234
India: the animals
A fascinating insight into life in India. Find out about this richly diverse country through its arts, culture, people, landscapes, agriculture and animals.
ISBN 9781420267167
Series India - land, life and culture series (6 books)
Publisher MacMillan, 2009
Sachdev, Rosemary & Marwaha, Jatinder (phot)
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969
India: the people
A fascinating insight into life in India. Find out about this richly diverse country through its arts, culture, people, landscapes, agriculture and animals.
ISBN 9781420267129
Series India - land, life and culture series (6 books)
Publisher MacMillan, 2009
Sachdev, Rosemary & Marwaha, Jatinder (phot)
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Indigenous Australia
Explore the fascinating story of Australia, from its ancient Indigenous past to the present day, through the biographies of significant people. Find out how these people brought important changes to Australian society through their knowledge, actions or achievements.
ISBN 9781420266160
Series Significant people in Australia's history series (1 of 9)
Publisher Macmillan Education Australia Pty Ltd, 2009
Barrett, Rees
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Indij sports report: XVIII Commonwealth Games, Melbourne
A scrapbook-style presentation of fascinating Commonwealth Games facts and photos, gathered by Aboriginal students.
ISBN 9780975686188
Publisher Indij Readers, 2007
Leon, Emily & others & Quilliam, Wayne (ill)
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88037
Indonesia book: a people, a place, a culture, The
Indonesia is our closest neighbour, made up of over seventeen thousand islands, with a population of over 230 million people. Explore this country of many languages, peoples, cultures and customs. Large glossy photographs provide additional understandings in this easy to read book. Find out which city is known as the Big Durian or on what the Garuda is.
ISBN 9781742030937
Publisher Black Dog Books, 2010
Kerta, Sadriani Wayan
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12948
Inline skating: extreme sports
One of a series of books about extreme sports. With action photographs, diagrams and a glossary of terms, this book tells you how to get started with inline skating, the equipment required and tricks that can be done.
ISBN 9781844430895
Publisher Raintree, 2003
Glidewell, Steve
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210
Inside the Australian Ballet
All facets of creating a performance of a ballet, from the costumes to the scenery, are described in this book.
ISBN 9781864489583
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2001
Lawrenson, Diana
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59973
Into the deep: life through the depths of the ocean
From the surface to the deepest depth, meet the amazing, bizarre and, sometimes, creepy creatures that live in the ocean.
ISBN 9781742031514
Publisher Black Dog Books, 2010
Topics / Year 5 easy reads /
Norman, Mark & Paul, David
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28592
Invention
Find out about some of the amazing inventions in the British Science Museum. In fact, find out what an invention is. Read how modern day inventions came about, showing the development of some items we use today from their earliest beginnings through all the changes that have improved them.
ISBN 9780789457691
Series Eyewitness series (36 books)
Publisher Dorling Kindersley, 2000
Topics / STEM /
Bender, Lionel
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89347
It's a wild ride
Enter the world of amusement and theme parks and take the ride of your life on some amazing, truly scary roller coasters.
ISBN 9781865048840
Series X-zone series (48 books)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2005
Topics / Year 6 easy reads /
Bancks, Tristan
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43335
It's about time
People have always been curious about time and this book provides answers to many of the questions. We discover how people became aware of time and the various ways they have devised to measure it, from the sundial to the atomic clock.
ISBN 9781865048918
Series X-zone series (48 books)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2005
Topics / Year 6 easy reads /
Harris, David
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18603
It's true: animals are electrifying
A book full of wonders, from snakes that can fly to eggs that can talk, from eels discharging 500 volts to lizards spurting blood from their eyes. Lots of interesting facts and fascinating information about how animals adapt to their environment in bizarre and unexpected ways.
ISBN 9781741143430
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2005
Wilkinson, Rick & Looby, Ric (ill)
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18586
It's true: Burke & Wills forgot the frying pan
Quirky facts and incidents about the expeditions of early Australian explorers.
ISBN 9781741144727
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2005
Gregg, David & Harvey, Roland (ill)
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18322
It's true: hauntings happen and ghosts get grumpy
Fascinating collection of stories about ghosts, aliens, psychics and other unusual things.
ISBN 9781741146080
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2006
Costain, Meredith & Smith, Craig (ill)
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503
It's true: space turns you into spaghetti
Appealing, illustrated fact book on space exploration. Focuses on astronauts, habitable planets, gas giants and physics of space. Suggests simple experiments and activities.
ISBN 9781741146257
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2006
Topics / Year 6 easy reads /
Catchpole, Heather & Woods, Vanessa & McKenzie, Heath (ill)
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18107
It's true: you eat poison every day
Facts and accounts about poisons used for cures but often killing people by accident.
ISBN 9781741146264
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2006
Macinnis, Peter & Guthridge, Bettina (ill)
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18110
It's true: your cat could be a spy
A fetching book about spies. It links good storytelling and factual information with humorous pictures.
ISBN 9781741146066
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2006
Topics / Year 6 easy reads /
Bursztynski, Sue & Vane, Mitch (ill)
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2739
It's true: your hair grows 15 kilometres a year
This book is full of hair-raising facts about follicles, frizzy hair, hairy heads and baldness. Imagine sleeping on a horse hair mattress or dyeing your hair with leeches soaked in vinegar. Find out how a single strand of hair can show if you've been poisoned.
ISBN 9781741142723
Series It's true series (3 of 99)
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2004
Lawrenson, Diana & Hobbs, Leigh (ill)
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793
Jandamarra
Set in the Kimberley region in north-west Australia, this is the story of a young warrior born to lead. To the settlers, he was an outlaw to be hunted. To the Bunuba, he was a courageous defender of his country. This story of conflict and divided loyalties gives a unique insight into an extraordinary man and a tragic but important part of Australia's history.
ISBN 9781742375700
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2013
Greenwood, Mark & Denton, Terry (ill)
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902
Japanese samurai, The
Find out about the famous samurai battles in Japan, samurai swords, the Bushido code and the decline of the ancient samurai. Lots of fascinating snippets of information and explanations of foreign or ancient words.
ISBN 9781420267884
Series Ancient and Medieval people series (6 books)
Publisher Macmillan Education Australia Pty Ltd, 2009
Park, Louise & Love, Timothy
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15146
Jirrbal: rainforest Dreamtime stories
Aboriginal dreaming stories of the Jirrbal people. Contains factual narratives about the author's life and the rainforests of North Queensland. Traditional language words of the Jirrbal people are included.
ISBN 9781875641062
Publisher Magabala Books, 2001
Barlow, Maisie (Yarrcali) & Anning, Michael (Boiyool) (ill)
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Jungle
Find out about the remarkable, colourful plants and animals of the world's jungles. See the beautiful but poisonous passionflower, the rare golden lion tamarin, the red howler monkey and a kangaroo climbing a tree. Learn about the peoples of the rainforest and discover what is being done to protect these valuable ecosystems.
ISBN 9781405342292
Series Eyewitness series (36 books)
Publisher Dorling Kindersley, 2009
Greenaway, Theresa & Dann, Geoff (phot)
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16561
Jupiter
Fascinating facts about the planet, Jupiter, and the solar system. Includes photographs, a glossary and websites links.
ISBN 9781420211887
Series New Solar System, The series (5 of 12)
Publisher MacMillan, 2007
Birch, Robin
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23657
King Cobra's curse
You're off to India, they need your help. But danger awaits! Circling vultures, ferocious leopards, giant snakes, and ruthless poachers... Will you identify the mysterious villain, King Cobra? Or will he find you first?
ISBN 9781742117935
Series Ranger in Danger series (3 of 3)
Publisher The Five Mile Press Pty Ltd, 2010
Willmore, Sean & Reynolds, Alison
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1743
Lake Mungo: our story
The spectacular scenery around Lake Mungo, at Willandra Lakes Region in south-west NSW, is described and its problems such as soil erosion are discussed. Accompanied by beautiful black and white photography.
ISBN 9780980359329
Publisher Indij Readers, 2007
Mitchell, J & McDougall, W
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112027
Landmarks of Australia
Have a look at many of the landmarks of Australia, the home of some iconic architecture and all things big, including the Big Pineapple. Includes contents, websites, a glossary and ideas for related things to do.
ISBN 9781740702232
Series Australian Library series (6 of 21)
Publisher Heinemann, 2004
Brasch, Nicolas
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18698
Leaf litter
Leaves, twigs and bark collect on the ground in forests all over the world. We call it leaf litter but it isn't really rubbish at all. Superb, detailed illustrations explore what goes on in a small patch of leaf litter beneath one tree.
ISBN 9780207198229
Publisher Bandicoot Books, 2001
Topics / Year 5 easy reads /
Tonkin, Rachel
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16456
Left and right
Left and right are all around us. From our hands and feet to our eyes and ears, the notion of left and right is inescapable. Left and right control how we travel and play sport, and even how we eat. The vast extent of how this deceptively simple subject shapes our lives is revealed in the Left And Right book!
ISBN 9781742034430
Publisher Wild Dog Books, 2017
Hendry, Lorna
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112344
Legends of Australia
Well-organised under clear headings and well-presented information on some of Australia's greatest legends including folk heroes and famous animals with contents, websites, a glossary and ideas for related things to do.
ISBN 9781740701211
Series Australian Library series (10 of 21)
Publisher Heinemann, 2003
Brasch, Nicolas
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16789
Lennie the legend: Solo to Sydney by pony
In 1932, a young boy, Lennie Gwyther, made a 1200 mile (1931km) return journey from rural Victoria to Sydney to witness the opening of the Sydney Harbour Bridge. He travelled on horseback, mostly alone, camping out at night and relying on the kindness of strangers for bed and food. He encountered floods and fires, and inspired a nation coping with the Great Depression. Based on a true story.
ISBN 9780642278654
Series Heritage Heroes series (3 of 4)
Publisher National Library of Australia, 2015
Reeder, Stephanie Owen
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Lion: A long way home
It is hard to imagine being lost and not finding your way home again. Saroo Brierley became lost on a train in India at the age of 4. Not knowing the name of his family or where he was from, he survived for weeks on the streets of Kolkata, before being taken into an orphanage and adopted by an Australian couple. This is the story of Saroo's journey to finding his way back home, through his memories, using a map of India and poring over satellite images on Google Earth. This incredible true story is about one man's journey back to India to see if he could find his mother.
ISBN 9780143784760
Publisher Penguin Books Australia, 2013
Brierley, Saroo
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9227
Livewire investigates Aboriginal studies: traditional technologies
In Indigenous peoples' culture, technology means making tools and other useful things from natural materials such as wood, stone and animals' skins. Find out about traditional technologies, thousands of years old, that are used for fishing, hunting and preparing food.
ISBN 9780521526708
Publisher Cambridge University Press, 2002
Topics / Aboriginal content / STEM /
Cahir, Sandra
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Living with the land series
This series is about living in the environment, with a special focus on the foods and medicines that are an integral part of the survival of indigenous peoples all around Australia. 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 Living with the land series (3 books)
Various
No book cover.
36932
London: everything you ever wanted to know
This is not a guidebook. And it is definitely 'not-for-parents'. It is the real, inside story about one of the world's most famous cities - London. In this book you'll read fascinating tales about famous and infamous people, creepy underground places, dark history and strange characters galore. Check out cool stories about graffiti artists and murdering princes. You'll find royalty, punks and sleuths and some amazingly weird food.
ISBN 9781742204994
Series Not-for-parents series (8 books)
Publisher Lonely Planet Publications, 2011
Lamprell, Klay
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6246
Lost: a true tale from the bush
Imagine trying to survive in the Australian bush, in winter, without food and very little water. Almost 150 years ago, three young children found themselves in just this predicament. Somehow, they managed to keep going for over a week, walking nearly 100 kilometres trying to find their way home.
ISBN 9780642279101
Series Heritage Heroes series (2 of 4)
Publisher National Library of Australia, 2009
Reeder, Stephanie Owen
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Lots
Come on a guided tour around the world and discover the many things that make each place unique. Sleepy sloths, colourful cows, prolific pastries, staggering skylines and teeming traffic; you'll be surprised what you find along the way. There' so much to discover, experience and learn from our planet.
ISBN 9780670078943
Publisher Viking Children's, 2016
Martin, Marc
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84959
Lure of gold
A history of the discovery of gold in Australia, detailing significant events, the gold rushes and modern and old mining methods.
ISBN 9781863919722
Series Australian Library series (21 of 21)
Publisher Heinemann, 2000
Sedunary, Anthony
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39914
M is for mates: animals in wartime from Ajax to Zep
Without the service of animals, many more Australians would have lost their lives during wartime. This intriguing book presents information about food, equipment, battle environments, war propaganda, uniforms, symbols and transport. Filled with authentic photos, wartime anecdotes and strange but true facts.
ISBN 9781877007392
Publisher Dept of Veterans' Affairs & Australian War Memorial, 2009
Department of Veterans' Affairs & Australian War Memorial
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31810
M is for mutiny: History by alphabet
A taste of the intriguing history of Australia and the many entry points for readers to explore further. In the late 18th century, ragtag groups of Europeans started to arrive in Australia. Most were convicts, some were soldiers, a few had just run out of choices. They blundered onto an ancient land that had been peopled for 60,000 years. They wanted to make it just like home. They cleared the land, they fenced it, they paved it, and they put buildings on it. All the while, the country's first peoples watched on, bewildered by these clumsy immigrants and their mysterious ways. Why did Sir Joseph Banks hate bananas? Did anyone like William Bligh? Who's afraid of Pemulwuy?
ISBN 9780994384119
Publisher Berbay Publishing, 2017
Dickson, John & Emmerichs, Bern (ill)
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39254
Mad about monkeys
Find out about the many different types of monkeys, from the smallest Pygmy Marmoset to the largest Mandrill. Discover where monkeys come from, their social life and order, how they use tools, and how deforestation threatens their populations. You'll soon be raving mad about monkeys.
ISBN 9781909263574
Series About animals series NEW SERIES 2018 (3 books)
Publisher Flying Eye Books, 2015
Davey, Owen
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16742
Made for speed
Many people have risked their lives to break speed records on the ground, in the air and on the water. Meet some of them and find out how, and why, they did it. Easy to access information includes unusual or amazing facts, photographs, charts and maps.
ISBN 9781865047720
Series X-zone series (48 books)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2004
Topics / Year 6 easy reads /
Ramsden, Julie & Ramsden, Michael
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1094
Made on Earth
Follow the journey of a red jacket around the world, from being made to going in the rubbish, from the cells of a prison, to a boat floating in the ocean, connecting many people.
ISBN 9781408173916
Publisher A & C Black, 2012
Korn, Wolfgang
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62533
Make 'em laugh
Take a look at jokes and comedians, and what makes people laugh.
ISBN 9781865048925
Series X-zone series (48 books)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2005
Topics / Year 6 easy reads /
Bancks, Tristan
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28933
Making YouTube videos
If you've wanted to create a YouTube video, then this book is for you. Find out how to shoot with a phone or camera, edit your clips and add effects.
ISBN 9781119177241
Series Dummies Junior series (12 books)
Publisher John Wiley & Sons Australia Ltd, 2015
Topics / STEM /
Willoughby, Nick
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10013
Mammals
Mammals have adapted to many environments. They can swim, walk, fly and live underwater or high up in forest trees. Superb photographs bring their fascinating world vividly to life. The book follows a mammal from birth, showing how it grows.
ISBN 9780756607036
Series Eyewitness series (36 books)
Publisher Dorling Kindersley, 2003
Parker, Steve & Burton, Jane (ill)
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248
Mandawuy Yunupingu (Aussie stars)
A former Australian of the Year, Mandawuy Yunupingu, leads the band, Yothu Yindi.
ISBN 9781876400262
Series Aussie stars series (12 books)
Publisher Coolabah Publishing, 2001
McCallum, Grant
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28379
Maps
Travel the world without leaving home. Fifty two lavishly illustrated maps detail not only geographical features and political borders but also places of interest, iconic personalities, native animals and plants, local peoples, cultural events, and many more fascinating facts associated with each region. This book is a celebration of the world, from its immense mountains to its tiny insects, and everything in between.
ISBN 9781760065416
Publisher The Five Mile Press Pty Ltd, 2014
Mizielinski, Aleksandra & Mizielinski, Daniel
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97658
Maralinga: the Anangu story
In words and pictures, Yalata and Oak Valley community members, with author Christobel Mattingley, describe what happened in the Maralinga Tjarutja lands of South Australia, before the bombs and after.
ISBN 9781741756210
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2009
Mattingley, Christobel & Yalata and Oak Valley community & Yalata and Oak Valley communities (ill)
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23690
Mars
Fascinating facts about the planet, Mars, and the solar system. Includes photographs, a glossary and websites links.
ISBN 9781420211894
Series New Solar System, The series (4 of 12)
Publisher MacMillan, 2007
Birch, Robin
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9355
Martial arts
David Mitchell gives expert advice on fourteen of the most popular martial arts. Skilful holds to dramatic throws and kicks are featured.
ISBN 9780751328158
Publisher Dorling Kindersley, 2000
Mitchell, David
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2349
Mary's Australia
Mary MacKillop watched Australia grow from a collection of small colonies into a nation. Follow the changes Australia underwent during her lifetime.
ISBN 9781922077905
Publisher Black Dog Books, 2014
Freeman, Pamela
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4098
May Tang: A new Australian
Born in the year of the snake, May Tang is a dreamer who will never be sensible and obedient like her elder sister Jie Jie or clever like her brother Peter. Her parents are worried by rumoured events in China, and May finds herself on her way to a new life in Sydney. It is so different that May wonders if she will ever be able to love her new country.
ISBN 9781742990743
Series A new Australian (5 books)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2017
Beikoff, Katrina
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1331
Medieval knights, The
Find out about the knights' bloody battles during the Crusades, their armour, chivalry and code of honour. Lots of fascinating snippets of information and explanations of foreign or ancient words.
ISBN 9781420267860
Series Ancient and Medieval people series (6 books)
Publisher Macmillan Education Australia Pty Ltd, 2009
Park, Louise & Love, Timothy
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109826
Medieval life
Learn about life in a monastery, discover why people wore pilgrim badges, why mystery plays were performed and how apprentices learned their trade. Excellent photographs and thoroughly researched information are presented in clear and concise, easy-to-digest snippets.
ISBN 9780751347470
Series Eyewitness series (36 books)
Publisher Dorling Kindersley, 2002
Langley, Andrew
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Meet Banjo Paterson
Andrew Barton Paterson spent his early years in country NSW. He was sent to finish his education in Sydney, where he eventually worked as a lawyer. Paterson missed the bush and, using the pseudonym, the Banjo, after the horse he used to ride, began to write poems and stories that brought the bush to the city. He is famous for The Man from Snowy River and Waltzing Matilda.
ISBN 9780857980083
Publisher Random House Children's Books, 2015
Weidenbach, Kristin & Gulliver Hancock, James (ill)
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3828
Meet Captain Cook
Captain James Cook was an explorer in the British Royal Navy. In 1768, Cook and his crew on the HMB Endeavour set sail from England in search of new lands and scientific knowledge. They discovered the east coast of New Holland (Australia) and claimed it for the King of England in1788.
ISBN 9780857980182
Publisher Random House Children's Books, 2014
Murdie, Rae & Nixon, Chris (ill)
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18816
Meet Douglas Mawson
Douglas Mawson led the first Australian expedition to the Antarctic. Under extreme conditions, he survived the dangers and challenges of the frozen continent. An inspiring story of courage.
ISBN 9780857981950
Publisher Random House Children's Books, 2014
Dumbleton, Mike & Green, Snip (ill)
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41193
Meet Mary MacKillop
Mary MacKillop, Australia's first saint, started her first school in 1866. It was the first of many schools she started, to educate any child, no matter how rich or poor.
ISBN 9781742757216
Publisher Random House Children's Books, 2013
Murphy, Sally & Martinez, Sonia (ill)
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4843
Meet Nancy Bird Walton
Nancy Bird Walton grew up during the golden age of aviation. By the time she was thirteen, Nancy knew she wanted to fly. She studied under the famous aviator, Charles Kingsford Smith. This is the story of how Nancy began her career as Australia's first female commercial pilot.
ISBN 9780857983879
Publisher Random House Children's Books, 2014
Atwood, Grace & Slaghekke, Harry (ill)
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46409
Meet Ned Kelly
Ned Kelly was a notorious bushranger, he lived in Australia's earliest days. Ned was daring and clever and bold, in a suit made of iron, and his story is still being told.
ISBN 9781742757186
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2013
Brian, Janeen & Adams, Matt (ill)
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7956
Meet Sidney Nolan
Sidney Nolan is one of Australia's most admired and recognised visual artists. This is the story of how he developed his iconic Ned Kelly series of paintings, brought modernist art to Australia and took Australian art to an admiring international audience.
ISBN 9780857985897
Publisher Random House Children's Books, 2015
Mes, Yvonne & Eterovic, Sandra (ill)
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11852
Meet the ANZACS
ANZAC is the name given to the Australian and New Zealand troops who landed at Gallipoli in World War I. They embarked on a journey that went horribly wrong. It changed their lives and the course of history. The name is now a symbol of bravery and friendship.
ISBN 9780857981929
Publisher Random House Children's Books, 2014
Saxby, Claire & Berry, Max (ill)
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4527
Meet Weary Dunlop
Sir Edward 'Weary' Dunlop was an Australian Army surgeon during World War II. This is the story of how Weary's bravery and compassion helped to save the lives and bolster the spirits of fellow prisoners of war on the Thai-Burma Railway.
ISBN 9780857985361
Publisher Random House Children's Books, 2015
Saxby, Claire & Lord, Jeremy (ill)
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58924
Mercury
Fascinating facts about the planet, Mercury, and the solar system. Includes photographs, a glossary and websites links.
ISBN 9781420211900
Series New Solar System, The series (1 of 12)
Publisher MacMillan, 2007
Birch, Robin
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12692
Migration to Australia: Refugees
Find out about Australia's responses to people arriving as refugees, from colonial times up until the present. Read about the contributions refugees have made to Australia and the challenges they have faced.
ISBN 9781925630114
Publisher Redback Publishing, 2017
Day, William
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Minecraft 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 Minecraft series (4 books)
Mojang
No book cover.
45062
Minecraft: beginner's handbook
You're alone in a mysterious new world, full of hidden dangers. You have only minutes to find food and shelter before darkness falls and the monsters come looking for you. Learn how to make a shelter, find resources, craft tools, armour and weapons, and protect yourself from monsters. With tips from Minecraft experts this is the definitive guide to how to survive your first few days in Minecraft.
ISBN 9781405268394
Series Minecraft series (1 of 4)
Publisher Egmont Childrens, 2013
Topics / STEM /
Mojang
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45061
Minecraft: combat handbook
In Minecraft, you're never alone and the threat of attack is constant. You will learn everything you need to know to defend yourself from hostile mobs, monsters and enemy players. It's packed with tips from Minecraft experts on how to build a fort, craft armour and weapons, set mob traps and defeat your enemies in one-to-one combat.
ISBN 9781405268417
Series Minecraft series (3 of 4)
Publisher Egmont Childrens, 2014
Topics / STEM /
Mojang
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7453
Minecraft: construction handbook
From theme parks with water slides to entire pirate coves complete with galleons - is there nothing that can't be achieved in Minecraft. Here the experts talk you through amazing constructions which range from awe inspiring cathedrals to wacky inventions like the hilarious animal cannon that catapults cows out to sea.
ISBN 9781405268424
Series Minecraft series (4 of 4)
Publisher Egmont Childrens, 2014
Topics / STEM /
Mojang
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6951
Minecraft: redstone handbook
Experts guide you through all aspects of working with Redstone including mining, smelting, using repeaters, circuit components and circuit designs. This handbook also includes exclusive tips from game creator Notch himself and some of the most extraordinary Redstone creations ever made.
ISBN 9781405268400
Series Minecraft series (2 of 4)
Publisher Egmont Childrens, 2013
Topics / STEM /
Mojang
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6302
Miners and drillers
Learn about jobs that miners and drillers do deep underground and discover if they are ideal jobs for you.
ISBN 9780732998127
Series Extreme jobs series (4 of 6)
Publisher Macmillan Education Australia Pty Ltd, 2005
Hyland, Tony
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12518
Modding Minecraft
If you are a Minecraft fanatic, this book introduces you to modding. Modding allows you to modify the game through code, giving you the ability to add a variety of game play changes, ranging from new blocks and items to new mechanisms to craft.
ISBN 9781119177272
Series Dummies Junior series (12 books)
Publisher John Wiley & Sons Australia Ltd, 2015
Guthals, Sarah & Handley, Lindsay & Foster, Stephen
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11291
Modern China
China, the world's largest country, is set to become the superpower of the 21st century. Find out about the dazzling array of peoples, places and cultures that make up this rapidly changing nation. Includes stunning photographs, charts, maps, web links and a glossary of terms.
ISBN 9781405318594
Series Eyewitness series (36 books)
Publisher Dorling Kindersley, 2007
Sebag-Montefiore, Poppy
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59914
Moon
Find out whether there is sound on the Moon, how long it takes for the Moon to orbit the Earth, what happens in a lunar eclipse. Lots of fascinating facts and photographs about the Moon and the solar system.
ISBN 9781420211917
Series New Solar System, The series (11 of 12)
Publisher MacMillan, 2007
Birch, Robin
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18377
Mosquito bite
As children play hide-and-seek on a hot summer night, a mosquito, Culex, hides and seeks as well. She must find foodblood to nourish the eggs in her body. Full of facts and interesting pictures.
ISBN 9781570915918
Publisher Charlesbridge Publishing, 2005
Siy, Alexandra & Kunkel, Dennis (ill)
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5199
Motorbikes
An exciting introduction to the world of motorbikes, racing and stunts. With photographs and illustrations, this book is packed with facts about motorbikes. Fold-out pages feature the insides of a motorbike, fabulous superbikes and jaw-dropping stunts.
ISBN 9780746099629
Series Usborne beginners plus series (16 books)
Publisher Usborne Publishing Ltd, 2011
Usborne
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12949
Mountain biking: extreme sports
One of a series of books about extreme sports. With action photographs, diagrams and a glossary of terms, this book tells you about the history, the clothing and equipment, and basic techniques of mountain biking.
ISBN 9781844430901
Publisher Raintree, 2003
Osborne, Ian
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12947
Mountains: extreme sports
One of a series of books about extreme sports. With action photographs, extreme facts, mountain jargon and a glossary of terms, this book tells you all you've ever wanted to know about climbing mountains.
ISBN 9780732964597
Publisher Macmillan Education Australia Pty Ltd, 2001
Chapman, Garry
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109692
Mummies
Learn about the mummies of Ancient Egypt and where they came from. Find out how to make a mummy in 70 days. Easy to access information includes unusual or amazing facts, photographs, charts and maps.
ISBN 9781865047683
Series X-zone series (48 books)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2004
Topics / Year 6 easy reads /
Patton, Geoff
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23705
Mummy
Be an eyewitness to the amazing secrets of ancient mummies from different counttries and cultures, from the embalmed dead of Egypt to bodies preserved in bogs, sand and ice. Excellent photographs and thoroughly researched information are presented in clear and concise, easy-to-digest snippets.
ISBN 9781405337793
Series Eyewitness series (36 books)
Publisher Dorling Kindersley, 2009
Putnam, James
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37636
Music
Ever since Stone Age humans used slabs to create sound, man has invented an extraordinary variety of instruments in the pursuit of new ways of making music. Find out how sound is created, the three main categories of instruments, how different instruments are played and the types of sound they produce.
ISBN 9780751347548
Series Eyewitness series (36 books)
Publisher Dorling Kindersley, 2002
Ardley, Neil
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26045
My Australian story: the Phar Lap mystery
Prior to the 1930 Melbourne Cup horse race, an attempt was made to kill Phar Lap, the horse who won the race. Eleven year old Sally Fieldling's father is investigating and she documents the case, or what she learns of it, in her diary.
ISBN 9781741697278
Series My Australian story (31 books)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2010
Masson, Sophie
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23911
My brilliant body with the gross bits left in
This book tells you everything you need to know about your body from head to toe plus things you probably don't want to know. Find out about the inner workings of the human body in a very funny way.
ISBN 9781905158911
Publisher Buster Books, 2008
Topics / Year 6 easy reads /
MacDonald, Guy
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33130
My contemporary art book
Meet some of today's leading artists and designers from different parts of the world. Read their stories, find out what inspires them and discover the ideas behind their works of art. Each artist has included an art activity for kids to make at school or at home.
ISBN 9781925432466
Publisher National Gallery of Victoria, 2017
Topics / Biography /
Ryan, Kate & Bennett, Cally (ill)
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My Hiroshima
Recollections of life before and during World War 2, and the horrific aftermath of the dropping of the atomic bomb on Hiroshima. Provides a potent warning of the dangers of nuclear warfare.
ISBN 9780207188732
Publisher HarperCollins Australia, 1995
Morimoto, Junko
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109693
Mysteries
Unlock some of the strangest mysteries in the world including the Egyptian pyramids, the lost city of Atlantis, aliens and lost treasure. Easy to access information includes unusual or amazing facts, photographs, charts and maps.
ISBN 9781865047713
Series X-zone series (48 books)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2004
Topics / Year 6 easy reads /
Van Til, Meaghan
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15352
Mysteries & marvels of nature (Usborne)
Spectacular animal and plant photographs with interesting information about the wonders of nature.
ISBN 9780746052983
Publisher Usborne Publishing Ltd, 2003
Topics / STEM /
Dalby, Elizabeth
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3690
Nation of swaggies & diggers: 1880-1920, A
Scabs, swaggies, battling politicians, doddering generals, sheep stealers and heroic diggers played their part in Australia's history from 1880 - 1920. Life in Australia was relatively comfortable for some, but drought drove many out on the roads, and bad times made politicians dream of forming one nation. Then, a far-off war and its aftermath brought even greater changes than the discovery of gold.
ISBN 9781741693171
Series Fair dinkum series (5 of 8)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2008
French, Jackie & Sheehan, Peter (ill)
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Natural disasters series
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Series Natural disasters series (6 books)
Park, Louise
No book cover.
43056
Nature explorer
Become an expert nature explorer with fifty easy-to-do activities, which can be done in the park, the garden or at home. From studying bird behaviour to growing crystals, you will discover lots about bugs, birds, rocks, fossils and many other wonders of nature.
ISBN 9781405354042
Publisher Dorling Kindersley, 2010
Burnie, D & Morgan, B & Walker, R & Woodward, J
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109694
Nature's look-alikes
Take a look at some pairs of animals that appear alike but are really very different. Find out how wasps differ from bees, and the difference between alligators and crocodiles. Easy to access information includes unusual or amazing facts, photographs, charts and maps.
ISBN 9781865048727
Series X-zone series (48 books)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2005
Topics / Year 6 easy reads /
Ramsden, Julie
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Navigators series
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Series Navigators series (16 books)
Various
No book cover.
12092
Navigators: Ancient Egypt
Travel back in time to the centre of a mighty civilisation that still fascinates the world. Find out more about the Egyptians - pharaohs and priests, farmers and scribes - the royal intrigues, religious beliefs and day-to-day dramas of life in ancient Egypt. Take a tour of a splendid palace, a bustling river port, an embalmer's chamber and the awesome Great Pyramid.
ISBN 9780753464298
Series Navigators series (16 books)
Publisher Kingfisher, 2010
Smith, Miranda
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11159
Navigators: Ancient Greece
The ultimate visual guide to ancient Greek mythology, theatre, battles on land and sea, incredible minds and amazing cities. Encounter proud Trojans, ferocious Spartans, Olympic athletes, the Immortals of Persia and magnificent Roman war elephants.
ISBN 9780753465790
Series Navigators series (16 books)
Publisher Kingfisher, 2011
Steele, Philip
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10953
Navigators: Ancient Rome
Travel back in time to the bustling centre of a civilization that dominated the world. Find out more about Roman senators and citizens, soldiers and slaves, and the intrigues, power struggles and day-to-day dramas of life in ancient Rome. Take a tour of crowded apartment blocks, busy streets and markets, elegant bath-houses and the thrilling Colosseum.
ISBN 9780753462881
Series Navigators series (16 books)
Publisher Kingfisher, 2009
Steele, Philip
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4524
Navigators: Animals
Get up close and personal with all creatures of the animal kingdom. Fly high on an airborne hunt with an osprey, watch an anteater's tongue catch termites in their nest and dive in the deep ocean with a lantern fish.
ISBN 9780753467466
Series Navigators series (16 books)
Publisher Kingfisher, 2012
Smith, Miranda & Bull, Peter (ill)
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13272
Navigators: Dinosaurs
Journey around the world, delving through layers of fossil evidence to uncover the secrets of prehistoric life. Step back in time and unearth some of the most awesome dinosaur specimens yet discovered. Find out about fierce fighting dinosaurs and horned dinosaurs, and discover how dinosaur hunters build pictures of the lives of these amazing beasts.
ISBN 9780753464144
Series Navigators series (16 books)
Publisher Kingfisher, 2010
Burnie, David
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3070
Navigators: Extreme weather
Discover just how exciting and dangerous life on planet Earth can be. From the awesome power of the Sun as the driver of the Earth's atmosphere, to the eye of a developing storm, and how weather plays a role in tough and difficult jobs like an air-sea rescue mission and life at a polar research station.
ISBN 9780753465783
Series Navigators series (16 books)
Publisher Kingfisher, 2011
Hynes, Margaret
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10024
Navigators: Human body
Travel from head to toe, and all the parts in between, in this visually spectacular guide to the inner workings of the human body. Find out about DNA, muscles, blood vessels, antibodies and viruses. An incredible physiological adventure.
ISBN 9780753466834
Series Navigators series (16 books)
Publisher Kingfisher, 2011
Smith, Miranda & Pang, Alex (ill)
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2558
Navigators: Killer creatures
Get up close and personal with some of the planet's deadliest predators, from the feeding frenzy of a school of piranhas to crushing snakes, polar hunters and the strike of a scorpion.
ISBN 9780753464847
Series Navigators series (16 books)
Publisher Kingfisher, 2011
Llewellyn, Claire
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8581
Navigators: Knights and castles
Travel back in time to an age of battles and bloodshed. Find out all about knights, their chivalry, valour, jousts, weapons and battles. Watch history come alive with the colour and drama of the Middle Ages, and take a tour of some of the world's greatest castles.
ISBN 9780753464830
Series Navigators series (16 books)
Publisher Kingfisher, 2011
Steele, Philip & Pang, Alex (ill)
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19311
Navigators: Mammals
Mammals are fantastic creatures, living in an amazing array of habitats. Join a pack of wolves on their chase for prey across a wintry landscape, glide through an underwater kelp forest with otters and sealions, and shrink down into the miniature underground world of burrowing rodents.
ISBN 9780753430729
Series Navigators series (16 books)
Publisher Kingfisher, 2011
Burnie, David
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24730
Navigators: Oceans & seas
Dive in and explore the wonders of the world's waters. Discover how the oceans looked in ancient times and how they've changed to the oceans we know today. Find out why oceans and seas are a phenomenal force when effected by the weather and humans.
ISBN 9780753464151
Series Navigators series (16 books)
Publisher Kingfisher, 2010
Hynes, Margaret
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5020
Navigators: Pirates
For action, romance and adventure, no historical figure can hold a candle to a pirate. Take to the seas on a pirate ship and meet some of history's most terrifying characters. From the earliest records when Cilician pirates kidnapped Julius Caesar, to the seventeenth century buccaneer who cut out his victim's heart, and the exploits of the most fearsome pirate, Blackbeard.
ISBN 9780753466117
Series Navigators series (16 books)
Publisher Kingfisher, 2011
Chrisp, Peter
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2831
Navigators: Planet Earth
Find out about Planet Earth, the planet we call home. Discover the forces that made it, its environments, weather, landscapes, resources, and the impact humans continue to have on its fragile processes.
ISBN 9780753467459
Series Navigators series (16 books)
Publisher Kingfisher, 2012
Taylor, Barbara
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12637
Navigators: Rainforest
Journey from the forest floor right up into the emergent layers of the rainforest, home to the most diverse and exciting range of wildlife on the planet. Find out where the rainforests are located, what makes them so special, who lives there and how we can protect their future. Meet the creatures that are unique to these environments, and see them in action.
ISBN 9780753464304
Series Navigators series (16 books)
Publisher Kingfisher, 2010
Topics / Endangered species /
Langley, Andrew
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14846
Navigators: Stars & planets
This intergalactic travelogue takes space lovers where they have never gone before. Come and visit Mars, disappear inside a black hole, dodge asteroids and speculate on the future of human endeavours in space.
ISBN 9780753466827
Series Navigators series (16 books)
Publisher Kingfisher, 2011
Goldsmith, Mike Dr & Moore, Chris (ill)
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31127
Navigators: Technology
Get inside the minds of scientists, engineers and programmers, and unravel the workings of the modern world. Discover the secrets of tunnel builders, the splitting of an atom and the adventure of a ride into orbit.
ISBN 9780753468418
Series Navigators series (16 books)
Publisher Kingfisher, 2012
Topics / STEM /
Kent, Peter
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9407
Nellie Melba
Words and illustrations tell the story of the famous opera singer's life.
ISBN 9780340397299
Publisher Hodder Headline Australia Pty Ltd, 1986
Irvine, Nance
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979
Nelson Mandela
The text shows the path taken by Nelson Mandela, raised in a small community, to defence lawyer, to public protester, through jail and how he became a great political leader. It traces the change in South Africa from apartheid to free state.
ISBN 9780062246363
Publisher HarperCollins Children's Books, 2013
Nelson, Kadir
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60973
Neptune
Fascinating facts about the planet, Neptune, and the solar system. Includes photographs, a glossary and website links.
ISBN 9781420218756
Series New Solar System, The series (8 of 12)
Publisher MacMillan, 2007
Birch, Robin
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9229
New book of the pharaohs, The
Using the very latest information and in full colour, Dr Millard takes us through some of the mysteries surrounding the life and death of ancient pharaohs. King Tutankhamen and others are featured in this up-to-date look at ancient Egypt.
ISBN 9780749631789
Publisher Watts Publishing Group, 1998
Millard, Dr Anne
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New Solar System, The series
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Series New Solar System, The series (12 books)
Birch, Robin
No book cover.
5099
New South Wales
Dip into fascinating facts all about New South Wales. Did you know that there are about 100 plants and animals in NSW that are endangered or that people from over 220 countries live in NSW? Read these and many more interesting facts about NSW in this fascinating book.
ISBN 9780994624710
Publisher Redback Publishing, 2017
Tan, Linsie
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41242
New York City: everything you ever wanted to know
In this book you'll read fascinating stories about towering skyscrapers and deep subways and the Yankees loudest fans. This book shows you a New York your parents probably don't even know about.
ISBN 9781742204970
Series Not-for-parents series (8 books)
Publisher Lonely Planet Publications, 2011
Lamprell, Klay
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Not-for-parents series
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Series Not-for-parents series (8 books)
Various
No book cover.
3826
Numbers book, The
Numbers are amazing. They help us make sense of the world around us and we use them in lots of different ways every day. Find out just what numbers are in this fascinating book.
ISBN 9781742034225
Publisher Wild Dog Books, 2016
Topics / STEM /
Hendry, Lorna
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15327
Ocean
In this exploration of oceans, see ocean research vessels in operation and discover how jellyfish catch prey with their slime. Includes photographs of deep-sea creatures and models of the sea floor providing insight into marine life.
ISBN 9780751364774
Series Eyewitness series (36 books)
Publisher Dorling Kindersley, 2002
Macquitty, Miranda
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21194
Ocean and sea
Meet ocean creatures up close, from the humblest microbe to the most majestic whale, plus the craziest deep-sea creatures ever seen. Find out how oceans formed, how they work, and why our future depends on them.
ISBN 9781407131511
Publisher Scholastic US, 2012
Parker, Steve
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60413
Octopus's garden: the secret world under the sea, The
For us air-breathing land dwellers, life under the water is curious and amazing. The deeper you go, the more extraordinary life becomes. An amazing variety of octopuses and squids are revealed through beautiful photographs, detailed information and a glossary of terms.
ISBN 9781742030210
Publisher Black Dog Books, 2008
Norman, Mark
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62898
Olympics
Plenty of fascinating details with colour and black-and-white photographs cover the ancient games, the rebirth of the Olympics at the end of the 19th century and a brief history of the winter and summer games. Also included are the Paralympics, featuring disabled athletes in a variety of sports, and past Olympic stars.
ISBN 9780756610838
Series Eyewitness series (36 books)
Publisher Dorling Kindersley, 2005
Oxlade, Chris
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109685
On safari
Join the author for on a fabulous trip in the wilds of Kenya where you'll meet the king of the beasts and have an ostrich egg for breakfast. Easy to access information includes unusual or amazing facts, photographs, charts and maps.
ISBN 9781865047737
Series X-zone series (48 books)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2004
Topics / Year 6 easy reads /
Savage, Andrea
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5971
On the job
There are thousands of jobs that people do to earn their living. Take a look at a few way-out ideas that might inspire you.
ISBN 9781865047560
Series X-zone series (48 books)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2004
Topics / Year 6 easy reads /
Patton, Geoff
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18464
Once upon a time in the kitchen
Recipes and tales from children's classics let kids cook the food enjoyed by the world's favourite storybook characters.
ISBN 9780975102336
Publisher Citrus Press, 2005
Topics / Year 5 easy reads /
Odell, Carol
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6895
One beetle too many: the extraordinary adventures of Charles Darwin
Find out about Charles Darwin's legendary five year voyage to South America, his love of the natural world and how he formulated his ideas about the way the earth, humans and animals have evolved.
ISBN 9780763614362
Publisher Candlewick Press, 2009
Lasky, Kathryn & Trueman, Matthew (ill)
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15606
One well: the story of water on Earth
In billions of years, the amount of water on Earth hasn't changed. There is one global well from which we all draw water. How we treat the water will affect every species on the planet now and into the future.
ISBN 9780733320798
Publisher ABC Books, 2007
Strauss, Rochelle & Woods, Rosemary (ill)
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292
Original Olympics, The
Drawings, pictures and fictional stories make the facts of Ancient Greece come to life in this book about the ancient Olympics.
ISBN 9780750225564
Publisher Hodder & Stoughton, 1999
Ross, Stewart
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8382
Our Aunty Sharon
Popular Sharon is one deadly relative, a proud and gregarious Aunty to all the mob.
ISBN 9780980359305
Publisher Indij Readers, 2007
Prior, Chasity & Karen Briggs (ill)
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8643
Our stories: Australian Federation
Before 1901, the nation of Australia did not exist. Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria, Tasmania, South Australia and Western Australia were six separate colonies under British rule. Find out how ordinary citizens became the first in the world to write and vote for their own Constitution, and how they came together to form the nation of Australia.
ISBN 9781922179944
Publisher HarperCollins Australia, 2014
Brennan, Net
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34638
Our stories: Australian flags and emblems
The story of Australia is told by the flags and the emblems we see around us. They display our past, our cultural heritage, our national treasures and the amazing diversity of each state. Find out about our rich history and what we value.
ISBN 9781742031095
Publisher Black Dog Books, 2013
Tayleur, Karen
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30522
Our stories: Canberra, Federal capital
In 1901, when the six British colonies of early Australia came together to form one country, a new capital city was proposed. Find out why Canberra was selected and how it became an important treasure trove of historical, artistic, sporting and scientific achievements. Discover Canberra, the federal capital of Australia.
ISBN 9781922179319
Publisher Walker Books Australia Pty Ltd, 2013
Hawkins, Tracey
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31845
Our stories: Child convicts
In eighteenth century Britain, children were tried in court like adults. Some as young as nine were transported to the colonies. Their names may not be familiar but a child convict became the first person hanged in Australia, another is celebrated on our twenty dollar note and one would count a future prime minister as a descendant. Their stories are ones of survival and building Australia as a nation.
ISBN 9781742032238
Publisher HarperCollins Australia, 2013
Brennan, Net
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2958
Our stories: Protest in Australia
Through protest, Australians have united to fight for change and have influenced the outcome of many causes. From human rights to the environment, this book traces Australia's proud history of protest.
ISBN 9781922244543
Publisher Black Dog Books, 2016
Lawson, Sue
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31781
Our stories: Sportsmanship
Australia's passion for sport often defines our history, our traditions, our values and our identity. These are the stories of the sportsmen and women whose talents have stopped the nation. These are the moments when we threw our arms in the air and cheered.
ISBN 9781742032337
Publisher HarperCollins Australia, 2016
Brennan, Net
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16831
Our world of water
Regardless of the wealth or poverty of countries, water is vital for our survival. The daily lives of six children from Peru, Mauritania, Bangladesh, Ethiopia, Tajikistan and California show where water comes from, what it means to them and how they use it. The photographs and real life stories also touch on climate change and pollution.
ISBN 9781845076481
Publisher Frances Lincoln, 2008
Hollyer, Beatrice
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13703
Our world: Bardi Jaawi life at Ardiyooloon
This book provides a rare glimpse into the lives of the children of a remote Indigenous community, 200km north of Broome, Western Australia. They carry on the culture of the Bardi Jaawi people as they build fish traps, make spears and boomerangs, hunt crabs, turtles and dugong, learn traditional dances and share traditional stories.
ISBN 9781921248238
Publisher Magabala Books, 2010
One Arm Point Remote Community School
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43458
Paper planes: 25 superdynamic aeroplanes to make and fly
25 step-by-step paper aeroplanes for you to make. Clearly arranged, easy to follow and with lots of colour diagrams, this will be a popular book with kids from 7 years to 77 years.
ISBN 9781911163312
Publisher Pavilion, 2017
Topics / STEM /
Mitchell, David
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4105
Paris: everything you ever wanted to know
You will read fascinating tales about creepy gargoyles, ghostly railway stations, huge castles and amazingly pampered pets. You'll find cyclists, junk collectors and musicians, and snails on the menu for dinner.
ISBN 9781742205007
Series Not-for-parents series (8 books)
Publisher Lonely Planet Publications, 2011
Lamprell, Klay
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111115
Penguin book: birds in suits, The
Some are shy, some are curious and some are grumpy enough to give you a slap as you walk by. But, all penguins are amazing. Includes seventeen different species of penguin, with fact boxes and descriptions of penguin physiology and habitats.
ISBN 9781921167300
Publisher Black Dog Books, 2006
Norman, Mark
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8629
Pharaoh's armies, The
Find out about the dangerous battles of the soldiers in the Pharaohs' armies, how foot soldiers were trained, their weapons and ancient Egyptian mythology. Lots of fascinating snippets of information and explanations of foreign or ancient words.
ISBN 9781420267907
Series Ancient and Medieval people series (6 books)
Publisher Macmillan Education Australia Pty Ltd, 2009
Park, Louise & Love, Timothy
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7983
Pharaoh: death and life of a God
Egypt of the Pharaohs comes to life in this brilliant account of the reign of two pharaohs, Seti I and his son, Ramesses II, known as Ramesses the Great. Ramesses reigned as Pharaoh of Egypt for sixty-five years and built more temples than any other ruler in Egyptian history. The life, death and successes of each pharaoh are described against the backdrop of life and customs in Egypt at the time.
ISBN 9781862915930
Publisher Omnibus Books, 2008
Kennett, David
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570820
Pilot and the Little Prince, The: Life of Antoine De Saint-Exupery, The
The story of airplanes and flight captured the imaginations of many. This picture book captures the history of flight leading up to World War I, the life of author Antoine De Saint-Exupery and his imaginative work 'The Little Prince'. Featuring imaginative artworks and diagrams.
ISBN 9781782690597
Publisher Pushkin Press, 2014
Sis, Peter
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15322
Pipeline O'Connor built, The
Fantastic photographs, diagrams and drawings explain how water was pumped to the Kalgoorlie goldfields because of one man's vision. Told in the style of 'The house that Jack built'.
ISBN 9781920731601
Publisher Sandcastle, 2003
Lefroy, Joy & Frylinck, Diana & Duke, Marion (ill)
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109691
Pirates
Treasure, adventure, skull and crossbones, and MP3s. Jump on board and sail away with daring pirates from long ago to the present day. Easy to access information includes unusual or amazing facts, photographs, charts and maps.
ISBN 9781865047539
Series X-zone series (48 books)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2004
Topics / Year 6 easy reads /
Richardson, Christopher
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5345
Planetwatch
A comprehensive look at life on Earth, a fragile and changing place. Find out how climate change affects the world around us and what might happen in the future to the food we eat, the air we breathe and the land we live on.
ISBN 9781740337021
Publisher Dorling Kindersley, 2009
Bramwell, Martyn & Burnie, David & Dicks, Lynn & Few, Roger
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26707
Polar eyes: a journey to Antarctica
Find out where penguins go to dance, what it's like to sleep in an igloo and how ancient ice can be used as a time machine. Take a journey through the scenes and science of one of the most fascinating parts of the planet, and try some hands-on activities. Heat-related activities may require supervision.
ISBN 9780643096103
Publisher CSIRO, 2009
Patrick, Tanya & Hutcheson, Nicholas (ill)
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109703
Poles apart
Put on your snow shoes and meet some of the creatures, people and places from the coldest places on Earth, the North and South Poles. Find out about these icy lands where plants cannot grow and daylight can last for weeks on end.
ISBN 9781865047751
Series X-zone series (48 books)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2004
Topics / Year 6 easy reads /
Patton, Geoff
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318
Pop-up machines
Twenty-eight working pop-up machines feature in this book.
ISBN 9780744507850
Publisher Walker Books, 1988
Crowther, Robert
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6709
Pow: meet the renewables
A fun look at how renewable energy can help turn around climate change and all the positive ways you can help. The Renewables want to Power Our World and give everyone a bright, clean, energy-efficient, power-filled, pollution-free tomorrow.
ISBN 9780958187848
Publisher Etram Pty Ltd, 2008
Trafford, Caren & Lance, Charlotte (ill)
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4851
Prehistoric marine life in Australia's inland sea
Step back to a time when Australia's red centre was flooded by a vast shallow ocean, the Eromanga Sea. While dinosaurs stalked the scattered islands that made up the Australian continent, giant marine reptiles ruled the waves. Plesiosaurs and ichthyosaurs swam in an inland sea filled with schools of ammonites. Pterosaurs flew overhead and giant carnivorous amphibians lurked in the rivers.
ISBN 9781921833168
Publisher Museum Victoria, 2015
Clode, Danielle
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68950
Pyramid
Find out all about Egyptian tombs known as pyramids. There is also information about pyramids in Mexico, Nubia and Central America. Reading this book is like visiting a mini museum.
ISBN 9780756607173
Series Eyewitness series (36 books)
Publisher Dorling Kindersley, 2004
Putnam, James
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10176
Racing cars
Find out how racing cars go so fast, what it's like in the driving seat and how teams prepare for a big race. With exciting photographs, diagrams, cartoon illustrations and a fold-out map of an F1 race track, this book reveals the secrets of speed, from how an engine works to what happens at a pit stop. Includes internet links to exciting websites with virtual tours, championships and Grand Prix information.
ISBN 9780746093795
Series Usborne beginners plus series (16 books)
Publisher Usborne Publishing Ltd, 2011
Usborne
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323
Rainforests of Australia
Colourful photographs highlight this book about the ecology of Australian rainforests.
ISBN 9780710630391
Publisher Jacaranda, 1992
Churchett, Graham
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Ranger in Danger series
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Series Ranger in Danger series (3 books)
Willmore, Sean & Reynolds, Alison
No book cover.
109695
Ready, set, go
Discover why humans make such good long-distance runners and how the body stores energy and uses muscles. Find out about the ypes of running races and some racing heroes.
ISBN 9781865048802
Series X-zone series (48 books)
Publisher Scholastic US, 2005
Topics / Year 6 easy reads /
Gallagher, Brendan
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Reconciliation in Australia seeries
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Series Reconciliation in Australia seeries (6 books)
Various
No book cover.
7708
Reconciliation in schools
Find out about the people, the events, organisations and activities that are working towards reconciliation all around Australia. The book is presented by an Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australian, each of whom has a special association with the topic.
ISBN 9781420267341
Series Reconciliation in Australia seeries (6 books)
Publisher MacMillan, 2009
Chaney AO, The Honourable Fred (pres) & Marika, Dr (pres)
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33999
Reconciliation in society
Find out about the people, the events, organisations and activities that are working towards reconciliation all around Australia. The book is presented by an Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australian, each of whom has a special association with the topic.
ISBN 9781420267327
Series Reconciliation in Australia seeries (6 books)
Publisher MacMillan, 2009
Dodson, Professor Mick (pres) & Stanley, Professor Fiona (pres)
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6141
Reconciliation in sports
Find out about the people, the events, organisations and activities that are working towards reconciliation all around Australia. The book is presented by an Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australian, each of whom has a special association with the topic.
ISBN 9781420267303
Series Reconciliation in Australia seeries (6 books)
Publisher MacMillan, 2009
O'Loughlin, Michael (pres) & Thorpe, Ian (pres)
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25317
Reconciliation in the arts
Find out about the people, the events, organisations and activities that are working towards reconciliation all around Australia. The book is presented by an Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australian, each of whom has a special association with the Arts.
ISBN 9781420267310
Series Reconciliation in Australia seeries (6 books)
Publisher MacMillan, 2009
Fanning, Bernard (pres) & Purcell, Leah (pres)
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24668
Reconciliation in the environment and health
Find out about the people, the events, organisations and activities that are working towards reconciliation all around Australia. The book is presented by an Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australian, each of whom has a special association with the topic.
ISBN 9781420267334
Series Reconciliation in Australia seeries (6 books)
Publisher MacMillan, 2009
Mackean, Dr Tamara (pres) & Nossal, Sir Gustav (pres)
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5014
Reconciliation journey, The
Find out about the people, the events, organisations and activities that are working towards reconciliation all around Australia. The book is presented by an Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australian, each of whom has a special association with the topic.
ISBN 9781420267297
Series Reconciliation in Australia seeries (6 books)
Publisher MacMillan, 2009
Huggins, Dr Jackie (pres) & Sanderson AC, Lt Gen John (pres)
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327
Reptiles
Outstanding colour photography with clearly written text presented as informative captions and key paragraphs, on a double page spread for each reptile. Lots of Australian reptiles are featured.
ISBN 9780809492473
Publisher Time Life, 1999
Creagh, Carson & Greer, Allen (ed.)
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9956
Richard Hammond's blast lab
Over thirty really cool experiments from the man who loves fast cars and all things scientific, Top Gear's Richard Hammond. Try these experiments at home but note that some require adult supervision. The book gives practical advice on which ones and how to proceed.
ISBN 9781740337069
Publisher Dorling Kindersley, 2009
Hammond, Richard
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9353
Riding
Lucinda Green, professional horsewoman, eventer and TV commentator, presents an in-depth beginner's guide to the secrets of riding, from choosing a riding school and mounting for the first time to competing in a show and saddling up.
ISBN 9780751327892
Publisher Dorling Kindersley, 2000
Green, Lucinda
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1922
Ripley's human body: believe it or not
Explicit diagrams and quirky pictures all contribute to bring us information about the capability of the human body and some of the more unusual things humans have done. Find out how fast your blood flows, and what happens inside your head.
ISBN 9781741695977
Series Ripley's twists series (4 books)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2009
de la Bedoyere, Camilla & Ghani, Irfan (cons)
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23817
Ripley's mighty machines: believe it or not
Eye catching and fun filled way of looking at a factual book on Mighty Machines. Unbelievable stories and images, mixed with core information, are presented to answer such questions as what are wacky racers and are robots real.
ISBN 9781741695984
Series Ripley's twists series (4 books)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2009
Graham, Ian
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25294
Ripley's space: believe it or not
Eye catching and fun filled way of looking at a traditional factual book on Space. Stories and images, mixed with core information, are presented to answer such questions as how high can you jump on the moon or what is life like in space. From black holes to space junk to aliens, there is something for everyone.
ISBN 9781741695991
Series Ripley's twists series (4 books)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2010
Goldsmith, Dr Mike
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Ripley's twists series
Interesting facts about all manner of things - believe it or not. 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 Ripley's twists series (4 books)
Various
No book cover.
33032
Ripley's wild animals: believe it or not
Eye catching and fun filled way of looking at a traditional factual book on wild animals. Unbelievable stories and images, mixed with core information, are presented to answer such questions as how animals solve problems and which animals are extreme survivors.
ISBN 9781741695960
Series Ripley's twists series (4 books)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2009
de la Bedoyere, Camilla & Taylor, Barbara (cons)
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44465
Robot
Find out how humans have created these mechanical minds and bodies, from the earliest single-task machines to the advanced intelligence of robots with feelings. Read how robots perform delicate surgical operations, clean city sewers, work as museum tour guides and even battle each other in combat.
ISBN 9781405303187
Series Eyewitness series (36 books)
Publisher Dorling Kindersley, 2004
Bridgman, Roger
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109696
Robots
Find out how robots are changing our world and whether they will ever replace humans. Easy to access information includes unusual or amazing facts, photographs, charts and maps.
ISBN 9781865047669
Series X-zone series (48 books)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2004
Topics / Year 6 easy reads /
Ramsden, Julie & Michael
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Robots and robotics series
Any two books from this series may be read as Challenge books and up to five more can be read as personal choice books. Go to the online booklists for the PRC ID of the individual books in this series.
Series Robots and robotics series (6 books)
Hyland, Tony
No book cover.
18408
Robots at work and play
Find out the life of an everyday robot.
ISBN 9781420205510
Series Robots and robotics series (6 of 6)
Publisher Macmillan Education Australia Pty Ltd, 2007
Hyland, Tony
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2536
Rockin', rollin' hair & hippies 1845 -1972
World Was II was over and rock 'n' roll, TV and the Olympics had come to Australia. It was a good time to live in Australia but, underneath, there was the menace of the Cold Wars and the horrors of Korea nad Vietnam. Come join the bodgies, the widgies and the hippies to enjoy history as you've never seen it.
ISBN 9781741695441
Series Fair dinkum series (7 of 8)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2010
French, Jackie & Sheehan, Peter (ill)
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584
Roman gladiators, The
Find out about gladiator battles in the Colosseum, how they trained, their armour, weapons and games. Lots of fascinating snippets of information and explanations of foreign or ancient words.
ISBN 9781420267853
Series Ancient and Medieval people series (6 books)
Publisher Macmillan Education Australia Pty Ltd, 2009
Park, Louise & Love, Timothy
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777
Romans: gods, emperors and dormice, The
Experience life as an ancient Roman through the rise and fall of Rome, through the eyes of a gladiator, dormouse and berry-nibbler.
ISBN 9781406339185
Publisher Walker Books, 2013
Williams, Marcia
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36933
Rome: everything you ever wanted to know
Find out all you need to know about Rome.
ISBN 9781742204987
Series Not-for-parents series (8 books)
Publisher Lonely Planet Publications, 2011
Lamprell, Klay
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52315
Rotters and squatters: 1820-1850
Colonial Australia from 1820 to 1850 as you have never imagined it. The true story of cannibal convicts, murdering squatters, sea captains who press-ganged, that is kidnapped, their crew and poor farmers forced off their land. A story of trying to survive and build a new nation in a land that had been the sole domain of its indigenous people.
ISBN 9781741693157
Series Fair dinkum series (3 of 8)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2009
French, Jackie & Sheehan, Peter (ill)
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40723
Rugby league reads magazine: 2013 Issue 3
Jam-packed with information on all your favourite Rugby League teams and players including profiles, instructions, information, stories of interest, articles and opinion pieces, short stories, book reviews, discussions, exclusive interviews and good tips, plus poetry and recipes.
Series Rugby league reads series - magazine for primary students (3 of 6)
Publisher National Rugby League, 2010
Hirsch, Suzan & McDonald, Dr Lorraine (ed)
No book cover.
68968
Rugby league reads magazine: 2014 Issue 1
Jam-packed with information on all your favourite Rugby League teams and players including profiles, instructions, information, stories of interest, articles and opinion pieces, short stories, book reviews, discussions, exclusive interviews and good tips, plus poetry and recipes.
Series Rugby league reads series - magazine for primary students (4 of 6)
Publisher National Rugby League, 2011
Hirsch, Suzan & McDonald, Dr Lorraine (ed)
No book cover.
12572
Rugby league reads magazine: 2014 Issue 2
Jam-packed with information on all your favourite Rugby League teams and players including profiles, instructions, information, stories of interest, articles and opinion pieces, short stories, book reviews, discussions, exclusive interviews and good tips, plus poetry and recipes.
Series Rugby league reads series - magazine for primary students (5 of 6)
Publisher National Rugby League, 2011
Hirsch, Suzan & McDonald, Dr Lorraine (ed)
No book cover.
58595
Rugby league reads magazine: 2014 Issue 3
Jam-packed with information on all your favourite Rugby League teams and players including profiles, instructions, information, stories of interest, articles and opinion pieces, short stories, book reviews, discussions, exclusive interviews and good tips, plus poetry and recipes.
Series Rugby league reads series - magazine for primary students (6 of 6)
Publisher National Rugby League, 2011
Hirsch, Suzan & McDonald, Dr Lorraine (ed)
No book cover.
92201
Rugby league reads magazine: Issue 1
Jam-packed with information on all your favourite Rugby League teams and players including profiles, instructions, information, stories of interest, articles and opinion pieces, short stories, book reviews, discussions, exclusive interviews and good tips, plus poetry and recipes.
Series Rugby league reads series - magazine for primary students (1 of 6)
Publisher National Rugby League, 2010
Hirsch, Suzan & McDonald, Dr Lorraine (ed)
No book cover.
58600
Rugby league reads magazine: Issue 2
Jam-packed with information on all your favourite Rugby League teams and players including profiles, instructions, information, stories of interest, articles and opinion pieces, short stories, book reviews, discussions, exclusive interviews and good tips, plus poetry and recipes.
Series Rugby league reads series - magazine for primary students (2 of 6)
Publisher National Rugby League, 2010
Hirsch, Suzan & McDonald, Dr Lorraine (ed)
No book cover.
Rugby league reads series - magazine for primary students
Jam-packed with information on all your favourite Rugby League teams and players. 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 series - magazine for primary students (6 books)
Hirsch, Suzan & McDonald, Dr Lorraine (ed)
No book cover.
340
Sand swimmers: the secret life of Australia's dead heart
A picture book that follows Charles Sturt's journey north from Adelaide in 1844 and describes the desert environment he encountered.
ISBN 9780850917680
Publisher Thomas C Lothian Pty Ltd, 2000
Oliver, Narelle
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97104
Saturn
Fascinating facts about the planet, Saturn, and the solar system. Includes photographs, a glossary and website links.
ISBN 9781420211948
Series New Solar System, The series (6 of 12)
Publisher MacMillan, 2007
Birch, Robin
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51064
Saving pandas
Cute, cuddly and completely misunderstood, giant pandas are endangered, with fewer than 2500 adults left in the wild. Find out about their life cycle, their diet, mating habits and why we need to protect this endangered species.
ISBN 9781742031149
Publisher Black Dog Books, 2009
Litchfield, Carla
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5030
Say yes: Story of friendship, fairness and a vote for hope
Once there were two little girls who were best friends. They did everything together. As they got older they weren't allowed to do the same thing anymore. Because they looked different. Because of the law. This is a story about the landmark 1967 Referendum, the two women who came together to change the law...and how the Australian people said yes.
ISBN 9781760294670
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2017
Castles, Jennifer & Seden, Paul (ill)
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7262
Scandinavian vikings, The
Find out about bloody Viking raids on England and France, Viking society, weaponry and mythology. Lots of fascinating snippets of information and explanations of foreign or ancient words.
ISBN 9781420267877
Series Ancient and Medieval people series (6 books)
Publisher Macmillan Education Australia Pty Ltd, 2009
Park, Louise & Love, Timothy
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Scholastic question & answer series
Answers to the questions you always wanted to ask and ideal for quizzing your friends. 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 Scholastic question & answer series (4 books)
Various
No book cover.
26153
Science book, The
Explore science through twenty-four big ideas, the key concepts to help understand how science works in your world. Bursting with facts and close-up graphics, this book explains tricky concepts using accessible visuals. Discover why supercooling frogs show how living things adapt to their environment and how the bumps on a whale's fin help aeroplanes to fly.
ISBN 9781405354134
Publisher Dorling Kindersley, 2010
Topics / STEM /
Golion, Matilda (edit)
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18466
Scientific and medical robots
Robots work in surgery, laboratories and medical research. Find out how.
ISBN 9781420205527
Series Robots and robotics series (4 of 6)
Publisher Macmillan Education Australia Pty Ltd, 2007
Hyland, Tony
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109686
Secret world of mini-beasts, The
The world is full of creepy, crawly things but there's more to these critters than fangs and hairy legs. Open your eyes to the true wonders of the world of mini-beasts.
ISBN 9781865047546
Series X-zone series (48 books)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2004
Topics / Year 6 easy reads /
Ramsden, Julie & Ramsden, Michael
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18583
Secret world of wombats, The
An engaging, personalised account of living with wombats. Anecdotal notes made over a number of years make this an entertaining, scientifically interesting and informative book.
ISBN 9780207200311
Publisher HarperCollins Australia, 2005
French, Jackie & Whatley, Bruce (ill)
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68517
See inside pirate ships
A board book for big kids. Double page annotated pictures with over seventy flaps that hide interesting pirate information and cross-sectional illustrations of what is going on below decks, about to happen in the near future or useful background knowledge.
ISBN 9780746070048
Series See inside Usborne flap books series NEW SERIES 2018 (5 books)
Publisher Usborne Publishing Ltd, 2007
Jones, Rob Lloyd & Muhle, Jorg (ill)
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43435
See inside space stations and other spacecraft
Blast off for an amazing inside view of spacecraft- from the early days of the Space Race to building a space station, exploring Mars and more.
ISBN 9781409599197
Series See inside Usborne flap books series NEW SERIES 2018 (5 books)
Publisher Usborne Publishing Ltd, 2017
Topics / STEM /
Dickins, Rosie & Stover, Kellan (ill)
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See inside Usborne flap books 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 See inside Usborne flap books series NEW SERIES 2018 (5 books)
Various
No book cover.
23341
See inside world religions
More than five billion people across the world follow a religion. Life the flaps to discover the many ways people pray, worship and celebrate world religions.
ISBN 9781409594574
Series See inside Usborne flap books series NEW SERIES 2018 (5 books)
Publisher Usborne Publishing Ltd, 2017
Frith, Alex & Ablett, Barry
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21591
See inside your body
Peel away the layers of your body to find out what is going on beneath! This book investigates all of the crucial processes the body undergoes every day, looking at all the important internal organs involved. Find out what happens to an apple once you eat it, how breathing works and why we need to do it, and just how your amazing brain does what it does. Every page is filled with flaps - lift them to reveal the fascinating facts underneath!
ISBN 9780746070055
Series See inside Usborne flap books series NEW SERIES 2018 (5 books)
Publisher Usborne Publishing Ltd, 2006
Topics / STEM /
Daynes, Katie & King, Colin (ill)
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7887
See inside your head
Find out how your brain controls your senses and other interesting head facts using this fun book.
ISBN 9780746087299
Series See inside Usborne flap books series NEW SERIES 2018 (5 books)
Publisher Usborne Publishing Ltd, 2007
Frith, Alex & King, Colin (ill)
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4567
Sensational survivors
New Zealand is home to many fascinating creatures. From a prehistoric reptile to one of the world's largest insects, you'll discover some of the most unusual and impressive species on our planet.
ISBN 9781921150661
Publisher Walker Books Australia Pty Ltd, 2010
Morris, Sandra
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112370
Settlement & exploration
Well-organised under clear headings and well-presented information on the early settlement of Australia and exploration of Australia's inland and coastline with contents, websites, a glossary and ideas for related things to do.
ISBN 9781740702225
Series Australian Library series (14 of 21)
Publisher Heinemann,
Barwick, John & Jennifer
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31141
Shark book: fish with attitude, The
Sharks have been around since before the dinosaurs and there are more than 370 types of sharks in the world. Some are ferocious and others are just plain shy. Beautiful photographs and detailed information reveal the majesty of the shark and why many varieties are protected.
ISBN 9781742030128
Publisher Black Dog Books, 2008
Norman, Mark
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68338
Sharks - monsters or misunderstood
We all know that sharks can be dangerous but find out whether they are as bad as they seem.
ISBN 9781865048888
Series X-zone series (48 books)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2005
Topics / Year 6 easy reads /
Ramsden, Julie
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11961
Shipwreck
This is a spectacular and informative guide to some of the world's most significant shipwrecks. Includes full-colour photographs of submerged wrecks and their lost cargoes and treasures.
ISBN 9780751361070
Series Eyewitness series (36 books)
Publisher Dorling Kindersley, 1997
Platt, Richard & Wilson, Alex & Chambers, Tina (phot)
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98108
Shipwreck, sailors & 60,000 years: 1770 and all that happened before then
The Indigenous people of Australia lived here for tens of thousands of years, surviving an ice age and ancient global warming. They saw oceans sink and rise and watched mega-beasts disappear. Theirs is the oldest civilisation in the world. Along came the Dutch, the Portuguese and then the British and things were never the same again.
ISBN 9781741693133
Series Fair dinkum series (1 of 8)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2009
French, Jackie & Sheehan, Peter (ill)
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5184
Shout out to the girls: a celebration of awesome Australian women
Let's hear it for the Australian women who have shaped our history and are expanding our future! Shout-outs to 50 awesome Australian women with easy-to-read biographies of their incredible achievements. From Cathy Freeman to Turia Pitt, Edith Cowan to Julia Gillard, Mum Shirl to Vali Myers, plus rally car drivers, molecular biologists and more, this book is a celebration of women in all fields, from all walks of life, and from Australia's past and present.
ISBN 9780143789420
Publisher Penguin Books Australia, 2018
Penguin Random House Australia
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5120
Side by side in the beginning
One hundred years ago, AFL football was quite different. Footy grounds were rough and muddy, and the game was characterised by long, passing kicks. Jumpers were canvas cotton vests, laced up the centre, and shorts were long and worn with long socks. Caps and hats were often worn. These were tough times of war and depression. But, from the very beginning, Collingwood Football Club wanted to win.
ISBN 9780980794809
Publisher One Day Hill Pty Ltd, 2010
McMullin, N & Walters, Ainsley
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4275
Side by side shoulder to shoulder
It's 1935 and Tom is off with Grandpa to watch his favourite team at footy training. As they walk through the gates of Victoria Park, his grandfather removes his black and white Collingwood scarf and gives it to Tom. This scarf has been passed down through generations of Collingwood supporters.
ISBN 9780980794823
Publisher One Day Hill Pty Ltd, 2011
McMullin, N & Walters, Ainsley (ill)
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Significant people in Australia's history 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 Significant people in Australia's history series (9 books)
Barrett, Rees
No book cover.
17448
Silk & venom
Love them or hate them, spiders are feared and misunderstood by many. Join Greta Binford, a biology professor and arachnologist, on a trek to the Caribbean in search of the elusive Loxosceles, a deadly recluse spider. The DNA in its venom may hold the answer to many scientific questions. Amazing photographs will get you up close and personal with many spiders.
ISBN 9780763642228
Publisher Candlewick Press, 2011
Lasky, Kathryn & Knight, C G (photo)
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9290
Skateboarding
A book for skateboarding enthusiasts.
ISBN 9780732979041
Publisher Macmillan Education Australia Pty Ltd, 2003
Herran, Joe & Thomas, Ron
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8768
Skateboarding: extreme sports
One of a series of books about extreme sports. With action photographs, diagrams and a glossary of terms, this book shows you the techniques of skateboarding, the equipment and the right gear to wear.
ISBN 9781844430918
Publisher Raintree, 2003
Powell, Ben
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15326
Skeleton
Be an eyewitness to all types of skeletons, whether you want to find out about the smallest bone in the human body or how many toes a horse has.
ISBN 9780751347364
Series Eyewitness series (36 books)
Publisher Dorling Kindersley, 2002
Parker, Steve
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120068
Skull alphabet book, The
To call it an alphabet book is really misleading. It is a science book and a remarkable study of mammal skulls. For each letter of the alphabet, the reader has to identify, by learning functions of facial bones and teeth, the skull of the mammal.
ISBN 9780881069150
Publisher Charlesbridge Publishing, 2002
Topics / Year 5 easy reads /
Pallotta, Jerry & Masiello, Ralph (ill)
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757
Smart about sharks
It's time to learn some amazing facts about the sea's most feared, and most misunderstood, denizens of the deep.
ISBN 9781909263918
Series About animals series NEW SERIES 2018 (3 books)
Publisher Flying Eye Books, 2016
Davey, Owen
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49475
Snakes alive
Snakes are fascinating creatures. Find out how they live, mate, move and eat. Take a look at the different types of snakes all over the world, and their bizarre and peculiar habits. Explore the slithery world of snakes.
ISBN 9781865048819
Series X-zone series (48 books)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2005
Topics / Year 6 easy reads /
Savage, Andrea
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16091
Snakes, lizards, crocs and turtles of Australia
Well-presented factual information and stunning photographs about Australian reptiles. Includes a comprehensive glossary, a quiz section and suggested books to read and web sites to view for further information.
ISBN 9781921073014
Publisher New Holland Australia, 2006
Wilson, Steve
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12946
Snow: extreme sports
One of a series of books about extreme sports. With action photographs, extreme facts, snow jargon and a glossary of terms, this book tells you all you've ever wanted to know about sports in the snow.
ISBN 9780732964580
Publisher Macmillan Education Australia Pty Ltd, 2001
Chapman, Garry
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9291
Snowboarding
A book for snowboarding enthusiasts.
ISBN 9780732979065
Publisher Macmillan Education Australia Pty Ltd, 2004
Herran, Joe & Thomas, Ron
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93669
So you want to be an astronaut
Discover what it takes to be selected and trained for this special job. Maybe it will be you one day who soars into space.
ISBN 9781865048765
Series X-zone series (48 books)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2005
Topics / Year 6 easy reads /
Richardson, Christopher
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15140
So you want to write fiction
A useful overview of the process of writing for aspiring writers. Excerpts from books and helpful addresses and websites are included.
ISBN 9780750236478
Publisher Hodder Children's Books (Australia), 2003
Bradman, Tony
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365
Soccer: great moments, great players in world football
Written by a keen fan of the sport, this book highlights some of the key aspects of soccer, its followers and players.
ISBN 9781864480856
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 1996
Lovelock, Damien
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4996
Socks, sandbags and leeches: Letters to my Anzac dad
Ivy and her mother live in Australia, far away from where the Great War is raging. Ivy writes to her father, who is fighting overseas, all about life at home. About the socks and sandbags she and her friends make and the leeches they catch to sell to the hospital. The war keeps dragging on and she keeps on writing, hoping her dad returns safe.
ISBN 9780642278845
Publisher National Library of Australia, 2016
Topics / Australians at war /
Deeves, Pauline
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98778
Songlines and stone axes
Magical pearl-shell pendants, greenstone axe-heads, belts made of human hair, outriggers for canoes, songs and dances, body paint, feathers, extra strong glue, cloaks made of 80 possum skins sewn with kangaroo sinew were traded around Australia before white settlement. All this happened without money until the Macassans and then the Europeans arrived.
ISBN 9781741750027
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2007
NIcholson, John
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972
Space
This books explores the wonders and dangers of outer space, from Earth's barren Moon and the red surface of Mars to the airless emptiness that is space itself. Find out all about spacecraft and the astronauts who ride them up into the void.
ISBN 9781474906890
Series Usborne beginners plus series (16 books)
Publisher Usborne Publishing Ltd, 2012
Stowell, Louie & Fox, John (ill) & Roots, Adrian (ill)
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18475
Space robots
Robots are making it onto Mars and space stations. Explore space with robots.
ISBN 9781420205534
Series Robots and robotics series (5 of 6)
Publisher Macmillan Education Australia Pty Ltd, 2007
Hyland, Tony
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34887
Space stations: cities of the future
Imagine how your life would be if you lived on a space station. See how space stations are assembled and how astronauts work and relax on board.
ISBN 9781865048796
Series X-zone series (48 books)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2005
Topics / Year 6 easy reads /
Bancks, Tristan
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80200
Spartan Hoplites, The
Find out about the ancient Greek state of Sparta and the bloody battles of soldiers in the Spartan army. Lots of fascinating snippets of information and explanations of foreign or ancient words.
ISBN 9781420267891
Series Ancient and Medieval people series (6 books)
Publisher Macmillan Education Australia Pty Ltd, 2009
Park, Louise & Love, Timothy
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109697
Special effects
Movies show us places and creatures that only exist in our wildest dreams. From terrifying monsters to galaxies far beyond the reaches of our own, come behind the scenes and discover the secrets of this movie magic.
ISBN 9781865047614
Series X-zone series (48 books)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2004
Topics / Year 6 easy reads /
Richardson, Christopher
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4895
Special forces
Meet the elite soldiers who have been through the toughest training on Earth to take on the most dangerous missions. This thrilling insight into the secret assignments of the SAS, Navy Seals, HALO and more.
ISBN 9781474914345
Series Usborne beginners plus series (16 books)
Publisher Usborne Publishing Ltd, 2013
Brook, Henry & Johnson, Staz (ill)
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66585
Spiderlings and their families
Spiderlings are baby spiders. This is a lavishly illustrated and factually accurate book about spiders and their families that is both fascinating and just a little bit creepy - in the nicest possible way.
ISBN 9781921346439
Publisher Brolly Books, 2008
Topics / Year 6 easy reads /
Calabrisello, Antonio & Turner, Nadia (ill)
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9939
Spy
Discover the world of espionage, from the tools of the early spymaster to the electronic surveillance of today.
ISBN 9780751360769
Series Eyewitness series (36 books)
Publisher Dorling Kindersley, 1996
Platt, Richard & Dann, Geoff & Gorton, Steve (phot)
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7578
Spying
The secrets of the shadowy world of spies, their dangerous missions and secret identities are revealed. Find out about the control officers, field agents and intelligence analysts fighting a secret war to protect their countries from threats around the globe.
ISBN 9781409550143
Series Usborne beginners plus series (16 books)
Publisher Usborne Publishing Ltd, 1914
Brook, Henry
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81330
Spying game, The
Pssst, find out what it takes to be a spy, about real spies and spy work.
ISBN 9781865047706
Series X-zone series (48 books)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2004
Topics / Year 6 easy reads /
Patton, Geoff
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66220
Stars
Find out how stars form, what Blue giants are, how stars are studied. Lots of fascinating facts and photographs about stars and the solar system.
ISBN 9781420211955
Series New Solar System, The series (12 of 12)
Publisher MacMillan, 2007
Birch, Robin
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4651
Startling story of Lachlan Macquarie, The: Founding father or failure
Lachlan Macquarie is celebrated for his inspired infrastructure building, as well as his enlightened treatment of convicts and emancipists. His treatment of the Aboriginal population, however, was far from enlightened. So how should history remember this towering figure of Australia's past- founding father or failure?
ISBN 9780994384102
Publisher Berbay Publishing, 2017
Sedunary, Michael & Emmerichs, Bern (ill)
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8911
Steam, steel and speed
Find out how steam power changed Australia. You can read about paddle steamers trading up and down the nation's waterways, steam-powered factories churning out everything from biscuits to iron ships, new railways slashing travel times and all kinds of new jobs for fettlers and firemen, puddlers and pumpers, barge-masters and billy-boys.
ISBN 9781741750461
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2008
Nicholson, John
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70205
Stormy weather
From tornadoes to hurricanes and raining frogs, find out what happens when the weather gets wild. Learn about storms, why they occur and their impact on our lives.
ISBN 9781865047768
Series X-zone series (48 books)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2004
Topics / Year 6 easy reads /
Ramsden, Julie & Ramsden, Michael
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4058
Story of life: Evolution
A graphic guide to evolution and life forms, starting with the first single-cell organisms and ending with modern life forms. Explore extraordinary land, sky and sea creatures, from algae to Archaeopteryx and Pterygotus to Tyrannosaurus Rex. Each life form, whether tiny bacteria or ice-age megafauna, represents its period in earth's history and shows life's incredible diversity.
ISBN 9781783704446
Series Welcome to the Museum (4 books)
Publisher Templar Publishing, 2015
Topics / STEM /
Scott, Katie (ill)
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4830
Story of Tutankhamun, The
Everything you wanted to know about Tutankhamun is in this graphic novel. But this is not just the story of Tutankhamun. It is also the story of the men who discovered the tomb and the wonderful things they found and learnt there. Readers too will learn about ancient Egyptian fashion about mummification and hieroglyphs and of course read all about the dreaded curse of Tutankhamun. A beautifully illustrated graphic novel for anyone interested in History, Egypt or mummies.
ISBN 9781408876787
Publisher Bloomsbury, 2017
Topics / Graphic novels /
Cleveland-Peck, Patricia & Greenberg, Isabel (ill)
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12945
Streets: extreme sports
One of a series of books about extreme sports. With action photographs, extreme facts, street jargon and a glossary of terms, this book tells you all you've ever wanted to know about sports on the streets.
ISBN 9780732964634
Publisher Macmillan Education Australia Pty Ltd, 2001
Chapman, Garry
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1569
Stuck on history
Find out what fascinating things are trapped in the coloured squares that we stick on the corners of envelopes. Includes a timeline of events coinciding with stamp issues.
ISBN 9781742030333
Publisher Black Dog Books, 2008
Miles, Chris
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5364
Stunt performers
Find out if you should be a stunt performer, working in movies and in the circus.
ISBN 9780732998134
Series Extreme jobs series (5 of 6)
Publisher Macmillan Education Australia Pty Ltd, 2005
Hyland, Tony
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5663
Submarines
What are submarines used for? When were the first submarines built? How does the crew escape if anything goes wrong? And how did submarines help to win two world wars? Open this fast-packed book to find out about all kinds of different subs, from nuclear giants to tiny robots submarines. Read exciting true-life submarine adventures, and fold out enormous pages to see inside a nuclear submarine.
ISBN 9781474941945
Series Usborne beginners plus series (16 books)
Publisher Usborne Publishing Ltd, 2018
Frith, Alex
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28389
Sun struck
The sun is the Earth's closest star. For centuries, the sun has been a source of mystery and wonder. Find out lots of information about the Sun and solar activity.
ISBN 9781865048871
Series X-zone series (48 books)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2005
Topics / Year 6 easy reads /
Richardson, Christopher
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40058
Sun, The
Find out why the sun is so hot and big, how it relates to the seasons and why planets orbit the sun. Lots of fascinating facts and photographs about the sun and the solar system.
ISBN 9781420211962
Series New Solar System, The series (13 of 12)
Publisher MacMillan, 2007
Birch, Robin
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11663
Surf: extreme sports
One of a series of books about extreme sports. All you've ever wanted to know about the sport of surfing with a glossary of terms and surf jargon, and extreme facts throughout the book.
ISBN 9780732964610
Publisher Macmillan Education Australia Pty Ltd, 2001
Chapman, Garry
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20348
Surrealism for kids
The surrealists were a clever and cheeky bunch of artists and poets, who loved breaking the rules of art and finding new ways to look at the world. They enjoyed inventing and playing games with word and pictures. You can find out about the main surrealists and have fun at home playing some of their most surreal games and activities.
ISBN 9781921503344
Publisher Queensland Art Gallery, 2011
Queensland Art Gallery
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4897
Survival
Where do you find shelter in rough country? What skills do you need to stay safe in the jungle? How do you protect yourself from a wild animal attack? How can you attract the attention of rescue teams? Survival is all about living through dangers, from howling storms to being cast away at sea. Explore amazing true survival stories of people stranded alone in the wildest places on Earth, and find out simple survival techniques.
ISBN 9781409564218
Series Usborne beginners plus series (16 books)
Publisher Usborne Publishing Ltd, 2014
Brook, Henry
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67362
Survival
We all hope that sinking ships, plane crashes, landmines, landslides and other terrible disasters never happens to us. Read about people who have lived to tell their tales.
ISBN 9781865047591
Series X-zone series (48 books)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2004
Topics / Year 6 easy reads /
Harris, David
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15347
Survival: life in earth's toughest habitats
Presented in a magazine style, this book provides excellent information about, and photographs of, animals who survive in various difficult habitats around the world.
ISBN 9780751339222
Publisher Dorling Kindersley, 2002
Taylor, Barbara & Few, Roger (cons)
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400
Tales from Shakespeare
Prose adaptations of twenty of Shakespeare's works written especially for children.
ISBN 9780140366778
Publisher Penguin, 1994
Lamb, Charles & Mary
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15991
Tanks
Find out about all types of tanks, from the first world war on. Discover their mechanics, what it's like to drive a tank and what tanks will look like in the future. Includes exciting photographs, diagrams and comic strips, plus fold-out pages that reveal the hidden workings of tanks.
ISBN 9780746089767
Series Usborne beginners plus series (16 books)
Publisher Usborne Publishing Ltd, 2011
Brook, Henry
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35349
Tears in the jungle
Two brothers, aged ten and twelve, travel to the jungles of Borneo to experience the critically endangered orangutan in the wild. Their story is inspiring.
ISBN 9780646558158
Publisher CTQ Management Consulting, 2011
Clarke, Daniel & Clarke, William
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9230
Technology in the time of ancient Rome
A look at the innovative tools and methods used by early Romans focusing on weaving, metalwork, food production, transportation, and building plus activities where students can try using the same techniques as the ancients.
ISBN 9780817248765
Publisher Raintree, 1998
Topics / STEM /
Snedden, Robert
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9350
Tennis
Meet Arantxa Sanchez-Vicario, a professional tennis player who won the French Open when she was only seventeen years old. This comprehensive guide introduces young players to all the basic skills, essential techniques and rules of tennis.
ISBN 9780754327844
Publisher Dorling Kindersley, 2000
Stich, Francesca (ed)
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60475
There's no place like home
Some people live in unusual places, high on mountains, under the ground or in a floating city. For most people, there's no place like home.
ISBN 9781865048734
Series X-zone series (48 books)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2005
Topics / Year 6 easy reads /
Harris, David
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98586
Three cheers for inventors
Find out about some great inventors from hundreds of years ago through to the present time. Follow their successes and difficulties and decide who is your favourite inventor. Includes a wide range of inventions from steam engines to mobile phones.
ISBN 9781406301717
Publisher Walker Books, 2006
Topics / Year 6 easy reads /
Williams, Marcia
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15314
Titanic
Discover the secrets of the luxury liner, Titanic, from life on board to its watery grave.
ISBN 9780751363036
Series Eyewitness series (36 books)
Publisher Dorling Kindersley, 1999
Adams, Simon
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15573
Titanic
The Titanic was one of the largest, most luxurious steamships ever built. Learn about its incredible story from a shipyard in Ireland to the icy Atlantic Ocean where the unsinkable ship met a tragic end on the way to America.
ISBN 9780746068311
Publisher Usborne Publishing Ltd, 2006
Topics / Year 5 easy reads /
Claybourne, Anna & Daynes, Katie
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11743
Titanic unclassified
Discover the secrets of the Titanic, the ship designed to be unsinkable. Yet, in 1912, on its very first voyage across the Atlantic Ocean, the Titanic did sink, taking the lives of more than fifteen hundred passengers and crew.
ISBN 9781408160527
Publisher A & C Black, 2012
Stewart, Alex
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109702
To the max
If football and hockey are not exciting enough for you, enter the world of extreme sports. There's no telling what people will do to get their thrills.
ISBN 9781865047690
Series X-zone series (48 books)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2004
Topics / Year 6 easy reads /
Ramsden, Julie & Ramsden, Michael
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15389
To the moon and back
The story of space travel, especially the staff at Honeysuckle Creek Tracking Station in Australia who relayed, to the world, the television pictures of Neil Armstrong's first step on the moon. The real story behind the movie 'The Dish'.
ISBN 9780207200090
Publisher HarperCollins Australia, 2004
Sullivan, Bryan & French, Jackie & Gordon, Gus (ill)
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3219
Took the children away
From the lyrics of this iconic song a very special book has been created. Featuring the heart wrenching lyrics of Archie Roach and the classic artwork of his late wife Ruby Hunter, this book describes the anguish suffered by the Stolen Generation.
ISBN 9780980564341
Publisher One Day Hill Pty Ltd, 2010
Roach, Archie & Hunter, Ruby (ill) & Hudson, Peter (ill)
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61947
Topsy-turvy world
To the first Europeans who came to Australia, everything seemed topsy turvy. Christmas was in the summer and trees shed their bark but not their leaves. And the animals were bizarre. There was a bird that laughed like a donkey and a type of greyhound that bound along on its hind legs like a hare.
ISBN 9780642277497
Publisher National Library of Australia, 2013
Murray, Kirsty
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17804
Tornadoes
This series presents the science behind some of the world's worst natural disasters. Find out what causes these catastrophic events, where they happen, how warning systems work and what disaster relief is provided. Includes photographs, maps, disaster files and a glossary of terms.
ISBN 9781420205336
Series Natural disasters series (4 of 6)
Publisher MacMillan, 2007
Topics / STEM /
Park, Louise
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12338
Trapped by the ice: Shackleton's amazing Antarctic adventure
A dramatic introduction to Ernest Shackleton's Trans-Atlantic expedition which was brought to a chilling halt when his ship, Endurance, was gripped by the Weddell ice pack and he, and his crew, had to face appalling conditions.
ISBN 9780802776334
Publisher Walker Books, 2002
McCurdy, Michael
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5056
Travel book, The
Take a world tour through 200 countries with this travel book. It is packed full with thousands of amazing facts on wildlife, how people live, sports, hideous and mouth-watering food, festivals and a wide range of other quirky insights on every page. Every single country gets its own dedicated page, and a mixture of photographs and sensational illustrations bring each country to life.
ISBN 9781743607718
Publisher Lonely Planet Publications, 2017
Croft, Malcolm & Li, Maggie (ill)
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8100
Tree of life
A simple introduction to biodiversity, using a tree as a metaphor to explain how scientists organise life into five kingdoms, each one having thousands of species. Some species are barely hanging on to survival.
ISBN 9781553376699
Publisher Kids can press, 2004
Strauss, Rochelle & Thompson, Margot (ill)
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120059
True green kids: 100 things you can do to save the planet
Set up a swap club with your friends, plant an edible garden, turn-off appliances, use both sides of the paper, cut-down on packaging organise or a rubbish-free day at school. True Green Kids is full of 100 fun, easy and practical things kids can do to become a green change agent at home, at school and in the community.
ISBN 9780733322860
Publisher ABC Books, 2008
Topics / Year 6 easy reads /
McKay, Kim & Bonnin, Jenny
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24909
Tsunamis
The 2004 Asian Tsunami resulted from the second largest earthquake ever recorded. Lasting over eight minutes, it was also the longest on record. The quake measured 9.0 on the Richter scale, large enough to vibrate the entire planet and violent enough to move an ocean. Eyewitness accounts and dramatic photography put you in the terrifying path of the huge wave that washed ashore in many countries.
ISBN 9780792253808
Series Witness to disaster series (5 books)
Publisher National Geographic Society, 2008
Fradin, Judy & Dennis
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16203
Tsunamis
This series presents the science behind some of the world's worst natural disasters. Find out what causes these catastrophic events, where they happen, how warning systems work and what disaster relief is provided. Includes photographs, maps, disaster files and a glossary of terms.
ISBN 9781420205305
Series Natural disasters series (5 of 6)
Publisher MacMillan, 2007
Topics / STEM /
Park, Louise
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426
Tucker
Telling the story of his childhood spent living along the Murray River, Ian Abdulla's pictures speak of fishing and hunting with his Aboriginal brothers in the 1950s.
ISBN 9781862912069
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 1995
Abdulla, Ian
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2207
Tudor
Go back in time to Tudor England, to meet Henry VIII and learn about the Spanish Armada. Find out why Henry VIII had six wives and see how ferocious battles were fought and won. Packed with photographs and fascinating facts that bring this exciting and, often, dangerous time to life.
ISBN 9781405304740
Series Eyewitness series (36 books)
Publisher Dorling Kindersley, 2004
Adams, Simon
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6440
Ubiquitous: celebrating nature's survivors
The book's title, Ubiquitous, means something that is, or seems to be, everywhere at the same time. Through beautifully illustrated poems, this book investigates the natural world, from the single-celled bacteria and diatom to the ever-present ant and dandelion, and describes how these very special life-forms avoided extinction to become nature's survivors.
ISBN 9780618717194
Publisher Houghton Mifflin, 2010
Sidman, Joyce & Prange, Beckie (ill)
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1055
Under the streets
If you've ever wondered what goes on below the streets of a major city, take a look under New York. Find out what really lives in the subway tunnels and where all the waste water ends up.
ISBN 9781865048901
Series X-zone series (48 books)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2005
Topics / Year 6 easy reads /
Harris, David
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53787
Uranus
Fascinating facts about the planet, Uranus, and the solar system. Includes photographs, a glossary and website links.
ISBN 9781420211979
Series New Solar System, The series (7 of 12)
Publisher MacMillan, 2007
Birch, Robin
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42275
USA: everything you ever wanted to know
You will read fascinating tales about who introduced surfing to the world, which sharp shootin' cowgirl was a superstar of the wild west, which famous road is known as America's main street and about Tornado Alley.
ISBN 9781743214176
Series Not-for-parents series (8 books)
Publisher Lonely Planet Publications, 2012
Evans, Lynette
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Usborne beginners plus series
Any two titles read from this series can be included as official Challenge books; up to five more titles can be included as your personal choice books. To see the individual book titles and their PRC ID numbers, go to the Series lists on the Booklists page, on the website. Or, you can search for a series name or the individual titles by using the Search function on the top left hand corner of the screen.
Series Usborne beginners plus series (16 books)
Various
No book cover.
41518
Usborne creative writer's handbook, The
All the help you need to write better stories, blogs, scripts and poetry. Features lists of inspiring words and tips on editing and grammar. See how well-known writers put techniques into practice and try jotting out your own ideas on the blank pages at the back.
ISBN 9781474922494
Publisher Usborne Publishing Ltd, 2017
Daynes, Katie & Cullis
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Usborne great searches 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 great searches series (6 books)
Various
No book cover.
22698
Usborne Lift-the-flap: Periodic table
Everything in the entire Universe is made of just 118 elements - all listed together in a grid called the Periodic table. Delve inside this book to meet each one in great detail.
ISBN 9781474922661
Publisher Usborne Publishing Ltd, 2017
Topics / STEM /
James, Alice & Nielsen, Shaw (ill)
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33131
Van Gogh and the seasons: Art book for kids, An
Join Theo, a little field mouse, to find out about Vincent's lifelong love of the seasons and the world around him. Along the way, there are activities and quizzes for kids to do with family and friends. A selection of iconic works by Van Gogh such as 'A Wheat Field, with Cypresses' (early September, 1889) and 'Orchard in Blossom' (April, 1889), are featured throughout, and these are paired with interesting facts about the changing seasons, Van Gogh's life and artistic techniques.
ISBN 9781925432374
Topics / Biography /
Ryan, Kate & Bennett, Cally (ill)
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95777
Venus
Fascinating facts about the planet, Venus, and the solar system. Includes photographs, a glossary and website links.
ISBN 9781420218732
Series New Solar System, The series (2 of 12)
Publisher MacMillan, 2007
Birch, Robin
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110909
Villains: a gallery of Australian rogues
Short, simple text that is easy to read but with gutsy content profiling the rogues of Australian history including how they lived and how they died. Full of action and drama.
ISBN 9781876580421
Publisher Phoenix Education, 2003
Baillie, Allan
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3914
Volcanoes
Beneath our feet, a molten hell brews and its boiling fury can no longer be contained within the Earth's thin crust. The world is about to change. Find out why volcanoes erupt and the strange, changed landscapes they leave behind. Eyewitness accounts and dramatic photography tell the story of the world's deadliest eruptions.
ISBN 9780792253761
Series Witness to disaster series (5 books)
Publisher National Geographic Society, 2007
Fradin, Judy & Dennis
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7955
Volcanoes
This series presents the science behind some of the world's worst natural disasters. Find out what causes these catastrophic events, where they happen, how warning systems work and what disaster relief is provided. Includes photographs, maps, disaster files and a glossary of terms.
ISBN 9781420205343
Series Natural disasters series (6 of 6)
Publisher MacMillan, 2007
Topics / STEM /
Park, Louise
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Wacky but true magazine
A monthly magazine format mix of freaky, funny and fascinating facts. 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 Wacky but true magazine (21 books)
Down, Michelle
No book cover.
88175
Wacky but true: April
A magazine format full of freaky, fun and fascinating facts.
Series Wacky but true magazine (21 books)
Publisher David Down, 2011
Down, Michelle
No book cover.
30378
Wacky but true: April 2014
A magazine format full of freaky, fun and fascinating facts.
Series Wacky but true magazine (21 books)
Publisher David Down, 2010
Down, Michelle
No book cover.
17617
Wacky but true: August
A magazine format full of freaky, fun and fascinating facts.
Series Wacky but true magazine (21 books)
Publisher David Down, 2011
Down, Michelle
No book cover.
68016
Wacky but true: August 2014
A magazine format full of freaky, fun and fascinating facts.
Series Wacky but true magazine (21 books)
Publisher David Down, 2010
Down, Michelle
No book cover.
93030
Wacky but true: December-January
A magazine format full of freaky, fun and fascinating facts.
Series Wacky but true magazine (21 books)
Publisher David Down, 2010
Down, Michelle
No book cover.
33702
Wacky but true: February
A magazine format full of freaky, fun and fascinating facts.
Series Wacky but true magazine (21 books)
Publisher David Down, 2011
Down, Michelle
No book cover.
32447
Wacky but true: February 2014
A magazine format full of freaky, fun and fascinating facts.
Series Wacky but true magazine (21 books)
Publisher David Down, 2010
Down, Michelle
No book cover.
97936
Wacky but true: July
A magazine format full of freaky, fun and fascinating facts.
Series Wacky but true magazine (21 books)
Publisher David Down, 2011
Down, Michelle
No book cover.
86123
Wacky but true: July 2014
A magazine format full of freaky, fun and fascinating facts.
Series Wacky but true magazine (21 books)
Publisher David Down, 2010
Down, Michelle
No book cover.
94028
Wacky but true: June
A magazine format full of freaky, fun and fascinating facts.
Series Wacky but true magazine (21 books)
Publisher David Down, 2011
Down, Michelle
No book cover.
97097
Wacky but true: June 2014
A magazine format full of freaky, fun and fascinating facts.
Series Wacky but true magazine (21 books)
Publisher David Down, 2010
Down, Michelle
No book cover.
85636
Wacky but true: March
A magazine format full of freaky, fun and fascinating facts.
Series Wacky but true magazine (21 books)
Publisher David Down, 2011
Down, Michelle
No book cover.
77662
Wacky but true: March 2014
A magazine format full of freaky, fun and fascinating facts.
Series Wacky but true magazine (21 books)
Publisher David Down, 2010
Down, Michelle
No book cover.
28924
Wacky but true: May
A magazine format full of freaky, fun and fascinating facts.
Series Wacky but true magazine (21 books)
Publisher David Down, 2011
Down, Michelle
No book cover.
79987
Wacky but true: May 2014
A magazine format full of freaky, fun and fascinating facts.
Series Wacky but true magazine (21 books)
Publisher David Down, 2010
Down, Michelle
No book cover.
50401
Wacky but true: November
A magazine format full of freaky, funny and fascinating facts.
Series Wacky but true magazine (21 books)
Publisher David Down, 2011
Down, Michelle
No book cover.
50567
Wacky but true: November 2014
A magazine format full of freaky, fun and fascinating facts.
Series Wacky but true magazine (21 books)
Publisher David Down, 2010
Down, Michelle
No book cover.
95946
Wacky but true: October
A magazine format full of freaky, funny and fascinating facts.
Series Wacky but true magazine (21 books)
Publisher David Down, 2011
Down, Michelle
No book cover.
11791
Wacky but true: October 2014
A magazine format full of freaky, fun and fascinating facts.
Series Wacky but true magazine (21 books)
Publisher David Down, 2010
Down, Michelle
No book cover.
73537
Wacky but true: September
A magazine format full of freaky, fun and fascinating facts.
Series Wacky but true magazine (21 books)
Publisher David Down, 2011
Down, Michelle
No book cover.
88488
Wacky but true: September 2014
A magazine format full of freaky, fun and fascinating facts.
Series Wacky but true magazine (21 books)
Publisher David Down, 2010
Down, Michelle
No book cover.
4579
Warships
From ancient sea battles to World War Two battleships and modern stealth missions, this book is packed with fascinating information and comic-strip illustrations with a four-page fold-out illustration of a modern destroyer.
ISBN 9781409538721
Series Usborne beginners plus series (16 books)
Publisher Usborne Publishing Ltd, 2012
Brook, Henry & Dean, Adrian (ill) & Roots, Adrian (ill)
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15329
Water the amazing journey
With cartoon-style graphics, appealing illustrations and interesting facts, this book shows why water is so important and how we can conserve it.
ISBN 9780958187817
Publisher Etram Pty Ltd, 2004
Trafford, Caren & Eriksson, Megan (ill)
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21206
Waves
Every journey is perilous, every situation heartbreaking. Every refugee is a person forced by famine or war or fear to leave their home, their families, their friends and all they know. Children have travelled on the waves of migration to the shores of Australia for tens of thousands of years. This book tells some of their stories.
ISBN 9781925381641
Publisher Walker Books, 2018
Rawlins, Donna & Potter, Heather & Jackson, Mark (ill)
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18391
Waves: from surfing to tsunami
This informative, documentary style book contains wonderful, visual images of waves. Photographs portray the origin and parts of a wave, and the effects of river and ocean waves on the environment. Includes a glossary of terms.
ISBN 9781586852122
Publisher Gibbs Smith, Publisher, 2005
Kampion, Drew
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6546
We are all born free: the universal declaration of human rights in pictures
Proclaimed by the United Nations on December 10, 1948, the Declaration of Human Rights applies to every child and adult throughout the world. Each of its 30 articles has been written in a way that children can understand and beautifully illustrated by well-known artists.
ISBN 9781845076504
Publisher Frances Lincoln, 2008
Topics / Year 6 easy reads /
Amnesty International (contr)
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15325
Weather
Be an eyewitness to how the weather works. Find out how clouds form, why it rains, what causes a ferocious hurricane or a roaring tornado that strikes without warning and why the climate may change in the future.
ISBN 9780751347463
Series Eyewitness series (36 books)
Publisher Dorling Kindersley, 2002
Cosgrove, Brian
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112309
Weather or not: it's a climate for change
Let's talk about the weather. A complex subject made easy for young people to understand, using whimsical pictures, humour, cartoons and puns. An encouraging look at global warming solutions and positive action.
ISBN 9780958187831
Publisher Etram Pty Ltd, 2007
Trafford, Caren & Wilsher, David (ill)
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3891
Weevils, war & wallabies: 1920-1945
At the end of World War 1, Australia was still divided by class, gender and race. The flappers and cobbers were eager to celebrate the 'roaring twenties', a time of peace, prosperity and new heroes. Then, the stock market crashed, plunging the country and the western world into the Great Depression. Times were very tough. The Second World War brought world events even closer to our shores.
ISBN 9781741691436
Series Fair dinkum series (6 of 8)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2009
French, Jackie & Sheehan, Peter (ill)
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109699
Weird and wacky festivals
People celebrate the strangest things. From cheese-rolling contests to cockroach races, discover the world of wacky festivals.
ISBN 9781865047638
Series X-zone series (48 books)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2004
Topics / Year 6 easy reads /
Harris, David
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5412
Welcome to my country
Laklak Burarrwanga and her family invite you to their Country. Centred on a beautiful beach in Arnhem Land, its crystal waters are full of fish, turtle, crab and stingray. The bush holds fruits, pandanus for weaving and wood for spears. Laklak shares her history, her long childhood walks across Arnhem Land, her people's fight for land rights and for a say in their children's schooling. She and her family stand tall and proud.
ISBN 9781743313961
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2013
Burarrwanga, Laklak
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67226
What do sharks eat for dinner
Lots of interesting information about sharks and answers to all the questions you've always wanted to ask, and a few you might not have considered. Find out where sharks have their ears and what do we get from shark's liver oil.
ISBN 9780439229050
Series Scholastic question & answer series (4 books)
Publisher Scholastic US, 2001
Berger, Melvin & Gilda
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4756
What is poetry: The essential guide to reading and writing poems
Over many years as a working poet, Michael Rosen has thought a great deal about what poems are, what they can do and the pleasure that comes from writing and reading poetry. In this invaluable handbook, he shares this knowledge and experience in book form for the very first time. Starting with a detailed analysis of a number of classic poems, he offers a real "writer's guide" to writing and performing poems, as well as a wealth of technical information and tips. He then takes a fascinating look at a selection of his own poems and explains how and why he wrote them.
ISBN 9781844287635
Publisher Walker Books, 2016
Rosen, Michael
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93723
What's eating you
Every animal has a habitat, a place where it belongs, finds food and shelter, and raises its babies. You are a habitat for many small, almost invisible creatures. Find out about parasites like fleas and lice, tapeworms and pinworms, and the animals, human and non-human, on and in which they live.
ISBN 9781406313543
Publisher Walker Books, 2007
Davies, Nicola & Layton, Neal (ill)
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15330
Where does the poo go...when you flush
With cartoon-style graphics, appealing illustrations and interesting facts, this book talks about effluent waste, the history of its disposal and how our views are changing about the treatment of sewerage.
ISBN 9780958187800
Publisher Etram Pty Ltd, 2004
Trafford, Caren & Oakley, Jade (ill)
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2319
Where have all the pandas gone
Lots of interesting information and answers to questions about endangered animals. Find out if sea otters are now safe and which is the most endangered whale.
ISBN 9780439266697
Series Scholastic question & answer series (4 books)
Publisher Scholastic US, 2002
Topics / Endangered species /
Berger, Melvin & Gilda
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15044
Who did that?
Lots of useful information about identifying Australian native animals by their droppings and footprints.
ISBN 9780864175755
Publisher Simon & Schuster, 2004
Bruce, Jill B & Wade, Jan (ill)
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112050
Who invented that
Find out who invented the computer, the skateboard, the hamburger and lots of everyday things we use. Learn how these and many other everyday inventions came to be.
ISBN 9780779139828
Series X-zone series (48 books)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2004
Topics / Year 6 easy reads /
Harris, David & Thomson, Russell
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3831
Who what when where why and how
Have you ever wanted to know why does the wind blow or why do some people walk in their sleep, this is the book for you. Those tricky questions you have always wanted to be ask are answered here.
ISBN 9781742034263
Publisher Wild Dog Books, 2016
Hope, Charles
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112048
Who's for dinner
Take a look at the many animals and plants that make up the food chain. The food chain is a delicate balance that must be respected.
ISBN 9780779148912
Series X-zone series (48 books)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2005
Topics / Year 6 easy reads /
Harris, David
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2991
Why should I bother about the planet
Find out what has gone wrong with the planet, what needs to be done, and how every little bit helps to solve the problem of climate change and pollution. Discover how you can save energy, what a carbon footprint is and lots more about the human impact on our planet.
ISBN 9781409599630
Publisher Usborne Publishing Ltd, 2015
Meredith, Susan & Rojo, Sara (ill)
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8494
Why should I bother to keep fit
An informative guide to the hows and whys of keeping fit, and having fun on the way. Find out why keeping fit is good for you, how to choose the appropriate exercise regime and how to stay healthy in day-to-day life.
ISBN 9781409599623
Publisher Usborne Publishing Ltd, 2015
Meredith, Susan & Larkum, Adam (ill)
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6696
Why shouldn't I eat junk food
A fun, informative guide about food that's good and not so good for you, and how to exercise. Find out why junk food tastes so good, what food additives and processed food are, and what's in a burger. Includes simple recipes for healthy snacks and burgers, ideas for exercise, information on food labels and advertising, and how food is grown.
ISBN 9781409599616
Publisher Usborne Publishing Ltd, 2015
Knighton, Kate & Larkum, Adam (ill)
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Witness to disaster series
A factual series about the world's natural disasters. 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 Witness to disaster series (5 books)
Fradin, Judy & Dennis
No book cover.
5190
Women in science: 50 fearless pioneers who changed the world
Do you love science? Do you love technology? Do you love engineering? Do you love maths? Well, let's check out 50 famous women scientists from the ancient and modern world. Like the Greek mathematician, philosopher, and astronomer, Hypatia; Marie Curie, a physicist and chemist; biologist Rachel Carson; primatologist Jane Goodall; and lots more famous women scientists!
ISBN 9781607749769
Publisher Penguin, 2017
Ignotofsky, Rachel
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5317
Women in sports: 50 fearless athletes who played to win
Do you love sports? Well, let's check out 50 famous women athletes like tennis player Billie Jean King; gymnast Simone Biles; skateboarding pioneer Patti McGee; Toni Stone, the first woman to play baseball in a men's professional league; the Bloomer Girls; Skate Bettys and lots more famous female athletes!
ISBN 9781607749783
Publisher Penguin, 2017
Topics / STEM / Biography /
Ignotofsky, Rachel
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46715
World heritage in Australia
This book provides an indepth look at Australia's fourteen World Heritage sites.
ISBN 9781740703901
Series Australian Library series (20 of 21)
Publisher Heinemann, 2008
Pyers, Greg
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12685
World heritage sites in Australia: Sydney Opera House, Gondwana Rainforests, Blue Mountains and more...
From the ancient Willandra Lakes, through to colonial buildings, natural sites and the world renowned Sydney Opera House, New South Wales is the proud custodian of some of Australia's most iconic World Heritage Sites. Discover how these sites are managed so that the competing demands of tourists, wilderness and wildlife are all satisfied while still preserving the sites for the future.
ISBN 9781925630152
Publisher Redback Publishing, 2017
Millen, Ellen
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14060
World War 1
A guide to the grim challenges of life or death on the Western Front of World War 1. First-hand reports and contemporary photographs of the battles that slaughtered millions, as nation upon nation sent their young men to join the carnage.
ISBN 9780751330847
Series Eyewitness series (36 books)
Publisher Dorling Kindersley, 2002
Adams, Simon
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59493
World War 1: 1914 - 1918
See history through the eyes of the everyday Australians who lived it, featuring interviews, diary and journal entries, newspaper articles and official documents, sometimes presenting differing points of view.
ISBN 9781740705981
Publisher Pearson Education Australia, 2009
Brasch, Nicolas
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4561
World War II and post-war recovery 1939-1949
Explore the fascinating story of Australia, from its ancient Indigenous past to the present day, through the biographies of significant people. Find out how these people brought important changes to Australian society through their knowledge, actions or achievements.
ISBN 9781420266221
Series Significant people in Australia's history series (7 of 9)
Publisher Macmillan Education Australia Pty Ltd, 2009
Barrett, Rees
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18453
World-wide waste
Through humour, environmental waste issues are discussed featuring simple, easily understood text and cartoon-style drawings.
ISBN 9780958187824
Publisher Etram Pty Ltd, 2006
Trafford, Caren
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9505
Worm's eye view
The history of the humble worm is traced by Wilbursaurus Junior, Wilbur Worm, from the time of the dinosaurs, including a period during the Industrial Revolution when worms were under threat of extinction.
ISBN 9780646415888
Publisher Etram Pty Ltd, 2001
Trafford, Caren
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69312
Wow human body
Crammed full of amazing photographs, graphics and information about the human body, its parts and how they work.
ISBN 9781405353465
Publisher Dorling Kindersley, 2010
Walker, Richard
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51816
Wow Space
Crammed full of facts and photographs about gargantuan galaxies, astounding asteroids and big black holes. Everything you want to know about what's out in space.
ISBN 9781405353472
Publisher Dorling Kindersley, 2010
Stott, Carole
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473
Wow: amazing science facts & trivia
A collection of scientific facts in chapters, illustrated with cartoons.
ISBN 9780733307478
Publisher ABC Books, 2002
Topics / STEM /
Holper, Paul & Torok, Simon
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22076
Wow: Earth
A visually amazing encyclopaedia all about Earth. Crammed full of incredible stuff to dip into, from magnificent meteorites to cool caves, crystals and coral reefs, all revealed in an exciting and totally different way. It's like a museum, a search engine and the world's most exciting geography field trip, all rolled into one.
ISBN 9781405341578
Publisher Dorling Kindersley, 2009
Dorling Kindersley
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22018
Wow: the visual encyclopaedia of everything
Through visually stunning graphics and photographs, discover everything you've ever wanted to know about nature, the human body, science and technology, space, earth, people and places, history, art and culture. Every spread explores an encyclopaedic subject in a unique way. Pour over amazing images and pick up fascinating facts and figures in bite-sized chunks.
ISBN 9781405322485
Publisher Dorling Kindersley, 2008
Topics / STEM /
Dorling Kindersley
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44263
Writing computer code
Learning how to code can be like learning a foreign language. Follow the simple steps as you work with real code to build your own web robots. Create your robot by writing code that builds your robot's body and structure. Give your bot some style by adding code lines that customise your robot's colour and shape. Get your robot moving by finishing off with code that teaches it how to dance.
ISBN 9781119177302
Series Dummies Junior series (12 books)
Publisher John Wiley & Sons Australia Ltd, 2016
Topics / STEM /
Minnick, Chris & Holland, Eva
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476
Wunambi the water snake
When the children disturb old Wunambi, the giant water snake, there is big trouble ahead.
ISBN 9780855752231
Publisher Aboriginal Studies Press, 2000
O'Brien, May L & Wyatt, Sue (ill)
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X-zone series
Non-fiction titles on a variety of topics of interest to boys in particular. Around 30 pages each, with colourful visual prompts will attract reluctant readers.
Series X-zone series (48 books)
Various
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40863
You ate that
Have a taste of different styles of eating and some very unusual snacks such as a deep-fried tarantula, some nutritious pig guts or perhaps a serving of crocodile
ISBN 9781865048949
Series X-zone series (48 books)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2005
Topics / Year 6 easy reads /
Richardson, Christopher
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55794
You live there
Animals, like people, live in many different kinds of houses. Find out about some of the more unusual animal homes, such as glowworms, clownfish and the trapdoor spider.
ISBN 9781865048826
Series X-zone series (48 books)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2005
Topics / Year 6 easy reads /
Ramsden, Julie
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55776
You're a star
Some people have incredible obstacles to overcome to become stars.
ISBN 9781865048857
Series X-zone series (48 books)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2005
Armstrong, Cindy
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3792
You're history, mate
Among all those legendary Australian bushrangers, stoic explorers and genius inventors, surely there must have been some losers. This book has all the dingbats, dropkicks, dills, duds and disasters in Australian history, from the explorer who claimed to have found an enormous reef of gold then lost it again to the ugliest, least successful and unluckiest colonial bushranger ever.
ISBN 9781741662764
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2008
Stafford, Paul & Nagle, Shane (ill)
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26569
Zobi and the zoox: A story of coral bleaching
With her home under threat from a warming ocean, Zobi, a brave rhizobia bacterium, teams up with a family of slow but steady zoox (zooxanthellae). As the coral bleaves, everyone begins to starve ... Can Zobi and the zoox work together to stave the day? A beautifully illustrated science-adventure story set on the Great Barrier Reef.
ISBN 9781486309603
Publisher CSIRO, 2018
Wild, Ailsa & Reed, Avivia & Barr, Briony & Crocetti, Gregory
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6103
Zoo keepers
If you are interested in being a zoo keeper, find out about the jobs they do in the zoo and in the wild.
ISBN 9780732998141
Series Extreme jobs series (6 of 6)
Publisher Macmillan Education Australia Pty Ltd, 2005
Hyland, Tony
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