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A Tale of Fontania 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 Tale of Fontania series (4 books)
Various
No book cover.
6682
Adventures of Scarygirl, The
Abandoned on a remote peninsula, Scarygirl is rescued by Blister, a large friendly octopus. Blister and Scarygirl become best friends. But no one knows where Scarygirl came from, or who she really is, and her dreams are full of strange and disturbing visions.
ISBN 9781742372938
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2012
Topics / Graphic novels /
Jurevicius, Nathan
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13750
Ancient machine, The
Georgie and Thomas are summoned to Allegoria to stop a machine that is ticking down to the end of the world. They enlist the help of a troupe of travelling daredevils.
ISBN 9780958074414
Series Magician's daughter series (2 of 3)
Publisher Multimedia Interface, 2003
Walker, Justyn
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Apprentice witch, The
Arianwyn fails her witch's assessment. To the delight of her arch-rival, Gimma, Arianwyn is awarded the dull bronze disc of an apprentice and, in disgrace, sent to protect the remote, dreary town of Lull. But, Arianwyn's new life is far from boring. Dark spirits and strange creatures creep out of the wood. And just as Arianwynn starts to get her feet under her, shadows start to creep into her own magic.
ISBN 9781910655153
Publisher Chicken House, 2016
Nicol, James
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Archie Greene and the magician's secret
On his twelfth birthday, Archie Greene receives a mysterious present, an old book, written in a language he doesn't recognise. It comes with a Summoning - Archie must travel to Oxford to return the book to the Secret Library. But, the magical book under Archie's protection is dangerous, and dark spirits hunt it out. In this magical world, bookshelves are enchanted, librarians are sorcerers and spells come to life.
ISBN 9780571309054
Publisher Faber & Faber, 2014
Everest, D D
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Ash Rover: keeper of the phoenix
Ash Rover stumbles across a phoenix egg, but this magical bird is going to bring danger to his village. Ash is soon on a desperate quest to save his family and friends.
ISBN 9781922179029
Publisher Walker Books Australia Pty Ltd, 2014
Darlison, Aleesah
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Battle for Rondo, The
Peril awaits Leo and Mimi on their return to Rondo. With the help of Rondo's best witches and wizards, their friends plan to combat the Blue Queen's attacks. But defence is no longer enough. The queen has a dragon and is plotting a terrible revenge on those who defied her. A daring plan, a reckless quest and a mysterious prophecy test the friends' wits and courage as they plunge into danger and battle.
ISBN 9781862918306
Series Rondo series (3 of 3)
Publisher Omnibus Books, 2009
Rodda, Emily
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Battle of the heroes
Quinn, Sebastian, Elanor and Tom have defeated the black witch, Githa, and found the last crucial piece of the prophecy, the sea serpent's scale. Back now at Wolfhaven, they search desperately through the castle crypts for the sleeping heroes, whom they hope will save them all, before the dark moon rises and they lose everything.
ISBN 9781743624104
Series The impossible quest series (5 of 5)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2015
Forsyth, Kate
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Beast of Blackmoor Bog, The
After escaping the bog-men in the wilds of the Witchwood, Sebastian, Quinn, Elanor and Tom journey south on their impossible quest. Sebastian and Elanor seek help from Crowthorne Castle but both allies and enemies will reveal themselves. Tom and Quinn venture into the mysterious moors where a hideous beast lies in waiting.
ISBN 9781743624081
Series The impossible quest series (3 of 5)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2015
Forsyth, Kate
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Beyond the knock-knock door
After ruining a classmate's costume party, the Bowman triplets are chased into the city sewers. Locked inside, they discover a gateway to another world where sharks fly, swashbucklers scheme and party costumes become real. The triplets are mistaken for famous heroes and must fight the biggest trouble of all.
ISBN 9781741664072
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2009
Monk, Scott
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Black Lotus, The
Ghost, Cormac and Kate are junior recruits of the Black Lotus, an underground school for ninjas. When a powerful weapon is stolen, the three of them must battle through sixteenth-century Japan and present-day New York to stop a power-hungry shogun from destroying the city. Betrayal and the testing of friendships combine in a battle for world supremacy.
ISBN 9781909489929
Publisher Chicken House, 2015
Fanning, Kieran
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Black warrior
Everyone close to Roxy has been cursed and the monster Tigon has been unleashed on her hometown. Lanternwood's only hope is for the ninja and samurai clans to join forces. Among the chaos, Roxy can't shake the urge to find the father she has never met.
ISBN 9780732294557
Series Roxy Ran series (3 of 3)
Publisher Angus & Robertson (HarperCollins), 2014
Hall, Tiffiny
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Blood brothers
The year is 325 and the powerful Han Dynasty is no more. Kai is 465 years old, a teenager in dragon years. His search for the person predestined to be his dragonkeeper leads him to a Buddhist novice, Tao. But, Tao, believing his path lies elsewhere, has no interest in caring for a difficult dragon. Tao must listen to the voice within himself and learn that no journey ever reveals its true purpose until it's over.
ISBN 9781742031897
Series Dragonkeeper series (4 of 6)
Publisher Black Dog Books, 2012
Wilkinson, Carole
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Book from Baden Dark, The
Marcel, his cousin, Fergus, and Bea, the half-elf, must travel into the forbidden underground world of Baden Dark on a rescue mission. The compelling conclusion to the Book of lies trilogy takes you on a journey deep into yourself, as Marcel and his friends struggle with the meaning of life and death, and make decisions that involve huge personal sacrifice or vanity as they witness loyalty and betrayal.
ISBN 9780732287672
Series Book of lies series (3 of 3)
Publisher Angus & Robertson (HarperCollins), 2009
Moloney, James
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Book of lies 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 Book of lies series (3 books)
Moloney, James
No book cover.
13259
Book of lies, The
In the dead of night, a boy is delivered to an orphanage in a remote village. Lord Alwyn descends from the tower of the orphanage and begins reading to the unconscious boy from a special book, a mysterious book.
ISBN 9780207198311
Series Book of lies series (1 of 3)
Publisher HarperCollins Australia, 2004
Moloney, James
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Book of wizards, The
Stories in this collection include Aladdin, Jack and the Wizard, Silver Penny and Two Wizards with many more.
ISBN 9780416218909
Publisher Methuen, 1982
Manning-Sanders, Ruth
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Borrowers afield, The
Having lost their home, the family must start a new life in a lost boot. Arrietty finds the outdoors exhilarating, while Homily finds it dangerous and dirty. They believe there must be other 'Borrowers' or little people out there but they don't know where.
ISBN 9780152101664
Series Borrowers series (2 of 5)
Publisher Harcourt Children's Books, 1955
Norton, Mary
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Borrowers afloat, The
Pod, Homily and Arrietty must leave the safety of their new house and venture out into the great, big world. On the way to Little Fordham, a miniature model town, they discover the world is a dangerous place for someone as small as a Borrower.
ISBN 9780152047337
Series Borrowers series (3 of 5)
Publisher Odyssey Books, 2003
Norton, Mary
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Borrowers aloft, The
The Clocks are starting their new life in Little Fordham. Unknown to them, the greedy Mr. Platter has built a rival model village. He kidnaps them for his own model. These little people must escape or remain the prisoners of huge human 'beans'.
ISBN 9780152105334
Series Borrowers series (4 of 5)
Publisher Harcourt Children's Books, 2001
Norton, Mary
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Borrowers avenged, The
The Clocks have escaped and moved from the lovely miniature village to the rectory at Little Fordham, finally reunited with relatives who are also 'Borrowers'. The terrible Platters return, as desperate as ever to capture Arietty and her family.
ISBN 9780152105303
Series Borrowers series (5 of 5)
Publisher Harcourt Children's Books, 1982
Norton, Mary
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Borrowers 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 Borrowers series (5 books)
Norton, Mary
No book cover.
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Borrowers, The
The Borrowers are human-like but only a few centimetres tall. They live under the floorboards, borrowing what they need from the 'human beans' above and sometimes placing themselves in great danger doing so.
ISBN 9780140364514
Series Borrowers series (1 of 5)
Publisher Penguin, 1993
Norton, Mary
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Brambleheart
Twig is looking for who he will be in life. In the Hill, everyone studies a craft and becomes a Master's apprentice, but first you have to be good at something. Twig tries very hard in all his classes, but his imagination wanders to his favourite books or the delicious mayapples growing beyond the scavenge yard...and then, well, he loses his focus. Unsure if he'll ever amount to anything, Twig sets out on a journey to discover himself. However, instead of finding answers, he stumbles upon a dragon's egg which soon hatches. But when he learns that his secret might hurt others, he's forced to make a choice between his place in the world and the feelings in his heart. And will protecting his new friends help him discover who he is meant to be?
ISBN 9780062245441
Publisher HarperCollins US, 2016
Cole, Henry
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Bronze bird tower
Tao and Kai's journey has been long and at last they have arrived at the Dragon Haven but what they find is not the sanctuary Kai has described. Will they be unwelcome or made to leave. It seems they will be forced straight back into the clutches of the murderous nomad leader Jilong, who is intent on vengeance. They need to Kai safe. Being a Dragonkeeper is so much more difficult than Tao could have imagined. But when things are at their worst, help can come from the most unexpected places. And the least powerful can become a mighty force. Perhaps there is a place for dragons in this world after all.
ISBN 9781922179586
Series Dragonkeeper series (6 of 6)
Publisher Black Dog Books, 2017
Wilkinson, Carole
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Bureau of Mysteries
George Feather lives an uneventful life. That is, until he falls down a chimney and discovers the Bureau of Mysteries, an eccentric group of investigators and codebreakers who live between the floors of a hotel. George is recruited and with his partner, Imp, must follow trails of evidence and try to crack the codes left behind by the suspects. The tricky cryptic clues must be solved in time to save the city.
ISBN 9781742752143
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2012
Harper, H J & Ziersch, Nahum (ill)
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Carbonel: the prince of cats
A young girl buys a broom that belonged to a witch and a black cat, Carbonel, comes along as part of the deal. With the help of a little boy, they try to break a spell to help Carbonel reclaim his position as king of cats.
ISBN 9780141319735
Publisher Penguin, 2005
Sleigh, Barbara
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Cavern of fear
Any one, but only one title from the Deltora Shadowlands quest series can be read using this PRC Book ID number. One Deltora series book can be read using PRC Book ID 2529, Forests of Silence using PRC Book ID 140, others as personal choices.
ISBN 9781865043876
Series Deltora Shadowlands series (1 of 3)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2002
Rodda, Emily
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Charlie and the chocolate factory
Willy Wonka, the eccentric chocolate-maker, opens his doors to the public. Young Charlie Bucket and four unworthy fellow winners, have the opportunity to discover some extraordinary secrets. For Charlie, life will never be the same again.
ISBN 9780141311302
Publisher Puffin UK, 2002
Dahl, Roald
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Charlie and the great glass elevator
Charlie Bucket has won Willy Wonka's chocolate factory and is on his way to take possession of it, in a great glass elevator. When the elevator makes a fearful whooshing noise, Charlie and his family find themselves in splendid orbit around the Earth. A daring adventure has begun, with Willy Wonka leading the way.
ISBN 9780141322698
Publisher Puffin Australia, 2007
Dahl, Roald
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Chronicles of Krangor series
Battles, betrayals and beguiling enchantments. 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 Chronicles of Krangor series (3 books)
Pryor, Michael
No book cover.
Chronicles of Narnia 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 Chronicles of Narnia series (7 books)
Lewis, C S
No book cover.
36171
Cicada summer
Two years ago, Eloise's mother died and, over time, sadness has taken her voice. Her father, preoccupied with grandiose schemes that allow him to run from his own grief, ignores what is happening with Eloise's quietness. When Eloise meets Anna, a girl from another time, things begin to change as Eloise finds the peace and safety she needs to heal.
ISBN 9781741758283
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2009
Constable, Kate
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City of Ember, The
Endless darkness is threatening the underground city of Ember. Food is in short supply, corruption is spreading and the lights keep failing. Soon Ember could be engulfed by darkness. Lina and Doon must find a way to escape before the lights go out forever.
ISBN 9780552559980
Publisher Corgi Books, 2008
DuPrau, Jeanne
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City of lies
The Keeper Trilogy - Book 2. Goldie Roth is a trained thief and a skilled liar. She's supposed to be one of the Keepers of the mysterious Museum of Dunt but she will not leave her sick parents. But, when Toadspit's sister is stolen, he and Goldie follow the child-stealers. She discovers some dangerous secrets that the child-stealers will kill to protect. Goldie needs all her skills as a thief and a liar if she is to survive and save her friends.
ISBN 9781742379999
Series The Keepers trilogy series (2 of 3)
Publisher Delacorte Press, 2011
Tanner, Lian
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City of secret rivers, The
Hyacinth is not at all pleased to move to London with her mother, partly because she still hopes her parents might get back together. Even her love of history does not make London more appealing, even less so when she opens her grandmother's farewell gift of a book titled A History of the Sewers of London (which she is bored enough to actually read), although she is puzzled, intrigued and a little anxious when the accompanying card foretells terrible danger, with no clue as to what it might be. She soon discovers a world of magic and strange creatures and places. All is definitely not what it seems and it is not at all certain whom she can trust. With her mother's life at stake Hyacinth must use all her skills to find the right path to prevent a catastrophe.
ISBN 9781406368857
Publisher Walker Books, 2017
Weinstein, Jacob Sager & Cook, Euan (ill)
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City of the rats
Lief, Barda and Jasmine - companions with nothing in common but their hatred of the enemy - are on a perilous quest to see the seven lost gems of the magic Belt of Deltora.
ISBN 9781741697735
Series Deltora Quest series (3 of 9)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2010
Rodda, Emily
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Clemency Pogue: fairy killer
When Clemency is attacked by a mean fairy, she shouts, 'I don't believe in fairies' and accidentally kills six of them. This funny story describes her efforts to put things right.
ISBN 9780689872365
Publisher Simon & Schuster, 2005
Petty, J T & Davis, Will (ill)
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Cloud road, The
Adventure and danger follow Bily, Zluty, Redwing and the Monster as they cross a desert and journey through high stony mountains in search of a new home.
ISBN 9780670075188
Publisher Penguin, 2013
Carmody, Isobelle
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Cloudchasers, The
In the grey streets of Bankertown, Alice dares to rebel, escaping into the clouds in a hot air balloon. She is determined to restore imagination and freedom to Bankertown, but the terrifying Catcher is on her trail.
ISBN 9780733322259
Publisher ABC Books, 2009
Hunt, Steven (ill) & Richardson, David
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Cloudchasers: the east wind, The
Alice, Thomas and Spinner are being pursued by the Catcher through many terrifying and fantastic cloud lands, in their search for the Banker's father and to expose secrets to save Bankertown.
ISBN 9780733325687
Publisher ABC Books, 2009
Hunt, Steven (ill) & Richardson, David
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3642

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Cogheart
Lily's dad, the inventor, has gone missing. He may even be dead! But Lily doesn't believe it and her mechanical fox, Malkin, has heard whispers about a new invention her dad was working on before he vanished, that may hold the key finding him. But the mission to return Lily's father won't be easy or safe and just who are those creepy mirror-eyed men?
ISBN 9781474915007
Publisher Usborne Publishing Ltd, 2016
Bunzl, Peter
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Comet in Moominland
Moomintroll learns that a comet is heading towards Moominvalley. So, he and Sniff, the small animal, set out for the observatory on the Lonely Mountains to seek advice from the Professor. On the way, they meet interesting people and have some narrow escapes.
ISBN 9780141328614
Publisher Puffin Australia, 2011
Jansson, Tove; Portch, Elizabeth (trans)
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Corby Flood
Corby Flood and her large family are aboard a shabby cruise ship on their way to a new school. Armed with her trusty travel advisory, Corby learns about all the exotic ports along the coast while keeping an eye on the other passengers, the sinister Brotherhood of the Clowns, the unintelligible Hattenswillers, the mysterious man from Cabin 2 and the smarmy lieutenant. Most worying, though, is the creature in the crate.
ISBN 9780385750905
Series Far-flung adventures series (2 of 3)
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2006
Stewart, Paul & Riddell, Chris (ill)
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Crow country
Sadie has moved to the country with her mum, although she would have preferred to stay in Melbourne with her friends. Life takes an unexpected turn when Sadie has an unusual encounter with a crow on a dried-up lake, and then meets Lachie Mortlock. Living in the country takes on new meaning, especially when Crow gives Sadie a secret to keep and a mystery to solve.
ISBN 9781742373959
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2011
Constable, Kate
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Crystal run, The
When Joe accidentally runs through a portal, he lands in a camp training teenagers to become Runners. Each cycle, three Runners are sent to place the power sources that will secure the shield that protects their land and keeps the enemy away. Once this is done, a toxin is released into their bodies and the Runners die. No one is permitted to return through the shield and nobody can remain in enemy territory. It's Joe's turn on the next Run. He is desperate to return to Earth.
ISBN 9781444927061
Publisher Hodder Children's Books (UK), 2016
O'Flanagan, Sheila
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Deltora book of monsters, The
A colourful bestiary that depicts the terrifying creatures of Deltora's forests, mountains and deserts.
ISBN 9781865043692
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2001
Rodda, Emily & McBride, Marc (ill)
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Deltora Quest 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 Deltora Quest series (9 books)
Rodda, Emily
No book cover.
Deltora Shadowlands 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 Deltora Shadowlands series (3 books)
Rodda, Emily
No book cover.
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Dinotopia
This is a pseudo-factual account of the relationship between humans and dinosaurs.
ISBN 9780060530648
Publisher HarperTrophy, 2003
Gurney, James
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Dragon Blood Pirates series
Two modern day boys, sometimes accompanied by their little sister and a sinister three-legged cat, are able to fall through time portals back to the time of bloodthirsty pirates and rollicking sea adventures. 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 Dragon Blood Pirates series (18 books)
Jerris, Dan & Walker, Rory (ill)
No book cover.
98420
Dragon blood pirates: dead man's whirlpool
Al and Owen return to the Dragon Blood Islands to find clues to the sabre's magical words and find out more about their ancestors amongst the pirates. But when the boys run into Slitgut who forces them to walk the plank, they uncover more than they could have expected in their wildest dreams.
ISBN 9780734411204
Series Dragon Blood Pirates series (14 of 18)
Publisher Lothian Books, 2009
Topics / Year 6 easy reads /
Jerris, Dan & Walker, Rory (ill)
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Dragon blood pirates: death diamond
Al and Owen have suddenly found themselves trapped on a rocky outcrop in the middle of a rising sea in another place and another century. They have to work out how they got there and how to get home, and more importantly, how to survive pirates like Captain Gunner, Snotty Nell and the ghost of Vicious Victor.
ISBN 9780734410719
Series Dragon Blood Pirates series (1 of 18)
Publisher Lothian Books, 2008
Topics / Year 6 easy reads /
Jerris, Dan & Walker, Rory (ill)
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Dragon blood pirates: doubloons and disaster
Al and Owen are again back in the world of the pirates and Al is beginning to discover his connection with this earlier time. The boys use their wits to escape some terrifying dangers as they rescue cash-strapped pirates. But, they will need all their resources to escape the evil clutches of Captain Blacktooth.
ISBN 9780734410726
Series Dragon Blood Pirates series (2 of 18)
Publisher Lothian Books, 2008
Topics / Year 6 easy reads /
Jerris, Dan & Walker, Rory (ill)
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Dragon blood pirates: graveyard diamonds
Al finds Prince Alleric's diary in the sea trunk in his attic and discovers some intriguing connections to his family history. The kids return to the islands in pursuit of Al's ancestors' treasure, visit the plague city and discover the golden key that opens a door to a secret in Dragon Island's hidden city.
ISBN 9780734411228
Series Dragon Blood Pirates series (16 of 18)
Publisher Lothian Books, 2009
Topics / Year 6 easy reads /
Jerris, Dan & Walker, Rory (ill)
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Dragon blood pirates: idols and ivory
This time Al's little sister, Hal, joins them unwittingly and unwillingly on their adventure. But she turns out to be another clue in their connection with this adventurous time in history. Al and Owen rescue kidnapped baby elephants and Al's decoding skills prove very handy for locating secret treasure.
ISBN 9780734410733
Series Dragon Blood Pirates series (3 of 18)
Publisher Lothian Books, 2008
Topics / Year 6 easy reads /
Jerris, Dan & Walker, Rory (ill)
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Dragon blood pirates: jewels and jolly rogers
This time, Al and Owen escape to the time of the pirates without Al's annoying little sister. Perhaps it's just as well for they have to battle pirates and escape cannibals to get home, alive and uneaten.
ISBN 9780734410757
Series Dragon Blood Pirates series (4 of 18)
Publisher Lothian Books, 2008
Topics / Year 6 easy reads /
Jerris, Dan & Walker, Rory (ill)
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Dragon blood pirates: power of the sabre
In their final adventure in the Dragon Blood Islands, the boys find their way through the maze and into the underground city, home of the sorcerer's hidden room. Al finishes reading his grandfather's diary and discovers the word he and his friends have been seeking to empower his sabre.
ISBN 9780734411242
Series Dragon Blood Pirates series (18 of 18)
Publisher Lothian Books, 2009
Topics / Year 6 easy reads /
Jerris, Dan & Walker, Rory (ill)
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Dragon blood pirates: power of the scabbard
The Scabbard of Invincibility finally has its four black diamonds in place and this means its powers are back in action. When Al wears it, he is invincible. But, while Al, Owen and Snakeboot, the cat, are away, Gunner sails off with the sabre and scabbard, leaving the boys behind. His plan is to attack Blacktooth and regain Velvetfoot's treasure.
ISBN 9780734410986
Series Dragon Blood Pirates series (12 of 18)
Publisher Lothian Books, 2009
Topics / Year 6 easy reads /
Jerris, Dan & Walker, Rory (ill)
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Dragon blood pirates: ransom
The boys return to the Dragon Blood Islands with the key to the secret door. When the girls are taken hostage by Captain Slitgut, the boys come to their rescue. But, they must try to overturn Gunner's rumour that they duped his enemy pirates with a real sabre.
ISBN 9780734411235
Series Dragon Blood Pirates series (17 of 18)
Publisher Lothian Books, 2009
Topics / Year 6 easy reads /
Jerris, Dan & Walker, Rory (ill)
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Dragon blood pirates: skulls and sabres
Al and Owen are back with the pirates but, in this adventure, they are up against an even scarier enemy, ghosts, and they're still to meet the most terrifying pirate of them all.
ISBN 9780734410771
Series Dragon Blood Pirates series (6 of 18)
Publisher Lothian Books, 2008
Topics / Year 6 easy reads /
Jerris, Dan & Walker, Rory (ill)
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Dragon blood pirates: slitgut and emerald eyes
Al and Owen are even more intrigued by the Dragon Blood Islands after Al's dad casually reveals his own father's connections to them. Keen to find out more and uncover the secret words that empower the magical sabre, the boys head back to the islands.
ISBN 9780734411198
Series Dragon Blood Pirates series (13 of 18)
Publisher Lothian Books, 2009
Topics / Year 6 easy reads /
Jerris, Dan & Walker, Rory (ill)
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Dragon blood pirates: the deathless pirate king
Carrying the long-lost Dragon Blood Sabre and Scabbard of Invincibility, Al and Owen travel back to the Dragon Blood Islands. When they show them to Grandfather, he notices that the four black diamonds that once decorated the scabbard are gone. The gems are cursed and make their owner deathless.
ISBN 9780734410931
Series Dragon Blood Pirates series (7 of 18)
Publisher Lothian Books, 2009
Topics / Year 6 easy reads /
Jerris, Dan & Walker, Rory (ill)
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Dragon blood pirates: the evil pearl
Al, Owen and Hally are in search of more black diamonds for the Scabbard of Invincibility. However, when they travel to the Dragon Blood Islands, instead of landing on Captain Gunner's ship, the children land in the ocean.
ISBN 9780734410962
Series Dragon Blood Pirates series (10 of 18)
Publisher Lothian Books, 2009
Topics / Year 6 easy reads /
Jerris, Dan & Walker, Rory (ill)
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Dragon blood pirates: the golden casket
There are more black diamonds to be found for the Scabbard of Invincibility, so Al and Owen return to the Dragon Blood Islands to search for them. The shifty Stanley Spong informs Captain Gunner and the boys that there is treasure to be found and Blacktooth and Snotty Nell are already on their way to finding it.
ISBN 9780734410948
Series Dragon Blood Pirates series (8 of 18)
Publisher Lothian Books, 2009
Topics / Year 6 easy reads /
Jerris, Dan & Walker, Rory (ill)
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61708
Dragon blood pirates: the sorcerer's death mask
Back in Alleric Castle, Al, Owen and Mahoot stumble upon a book called 'The History of the Sabre'. The book tells them about a sorcerer who was buried, in a crypt on Dragon Island, with a golden death mask set upon his face and all his treasure. Keen to find more treasure, Captain Gunner accompanies the boys to Dragon Island.
ISBN 9780734410955
Series Dragon Blood Pirates series (9 of 18)
Publisher Lothian Books, 2009
Topics / Year 6 easy reads /
Jerris, Dan & Walker, Rory (ill)
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54151
Dragon blood pirates: the zombie's treasure
When Al and Owen travel to the Dragon Blood Islands, they land on a strange boat with only one man on board. It's Velvetfoot, the last of the deathless pirates and possessor of the fourth and final black diamond.
ISBN 9780734410979
Series Dragon Blood Pirates series (11 of 18)
Publisher Lothian Books, 2009
Topics / Year 6 easy reads /
Jerris, Dan & Walker, Rory (ill)
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52219
Dragon blood pirates: treasure and trouble
Al and Owen with Al's little sister, Hally, are discovering more of Al's connection to the time of the pirates. An old diary and a mysterious brooch hold the secret to Prince Alleric's missing Dragon Blood Sabre. The modern day adventurers must work out the code and unleash the mystery of Sabre Island.
ISBN 9780734410764
Series Dragon Blood Pirates series (5 of 18)
Publisher Lothian Books, 2008
Topics / Year 6 easy reads /
Jerris, Dan & Walker, Rory (ill)
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85219
Dragon blood pirates: voodoo temple
Armed with a copy of Princess Halimeda's treasure map, the boys and Gunner make their way to the infamous Voodoo Caves on Ruby Island, with Snotty Nell and Slitgut in hot pursuit. Find out if they make it to the abandoned city, across crocodile-infested waters and through trees hung with skulls.
ISBN 9780734411211
Series Dragon Blood Pirates series (15 of 18)
Publisher Lothian Books, 2009
Topics / Year 6 easy reads /
Jerris, Dan & Walker, Rory (ill)
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Dragon legends
Look inside the mythical and fantastic world of dragons. A magnificent mixture of heroic myths, stories and folktales from the storytelling traditions of India, Greece, England, Wales, Sweden and China.
ISBN 9781843652120
Publisher Pavilion, 2012
Passes, David
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Dragon moon
Ancient China, Han Dynasty. Ping and Kai have travelled far but their journey is not yet over. When a hidden message from Danzi makes the way clear, Ping knows that once again the journey of a thousand li begins with a single step.
ISBN 9781742030616
Series Dragonkeeper series (3 of 6)
Publisher Black Dog Books, 2008
Wilkinson, Carole
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Dragon with a chocolate heart, The
All Aventurine wants to do is explore the world outside of her family's mountain cave. However, as a young dragon, her tough scales haven't fully developed yet, so the outside is too perilous (or so her family says). She is determined to fly on her own and prove them wrong by capturing the most dangerous prey of all- a human. But when that human tricks her into drinking an enchanted hot chocolate, Aventurine is transformed into a puny human girl- no sharp teeth, no fire breath, no claws. Still she's the fiercest creature in these mountains, and now she's found her true passion-chocolate!
ISBN 9781408880319
Publisher Bloomsbury, 2017
Burgis, Stephanie
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12551
Dragon's nest
Four vile creations of sorcery are hidden in the land. The companions must find them and destroy them, their only clue the fragment of an ancient map, their only help the last of Deltora's dragons.
ISBN 9781865046136
Series Dragons of Deltora series (1 of 4)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2003
Rodda, Emily
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12352
Dragonkeeper
A slave girl saves the life of an ageing dragon and escapes her brutal master. Pursued by a ruthless dragon hunter, the girl and the dragon make an epic journey across China carrying a mysterious stone that must be protected.
ISBN 9781742030593
Series Dragonkeeper series (1 of 6)
Publisher Black Dog Books, 2008
Wilkinson, Carole
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Dragonkeeper series
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Series Dragonkeeper series (6 books)
Wilkinson, Carole
No book cover.
Dragons of Deltora 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 Dragons of Deltora series (4 books)
Rodda, Emily
No book cover.
1521
Dread mountain
To find the fifth stone, the heroes must venture almost to the border of the Shadowlands, and plunge into the darkness and terror of the realm of the monstrous toad Gellick - Dread Mountain.
ISBN 9781865046778
Series Deltora Quest series (5 of 9)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2000
Rodda, Emily
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18423
Drift house: the first voyage
Susan and her two younger brothers go to stay with their eccentric uncle on a remote Canadian lake. His house turns out to be a ship and they embark on a voyage across the Sea of Time to stop diabolical Queen Octavia and her plan to banish time.
ISBN 9780747580355
Publisher Bloomsbury, 2005
Peck, Dale
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7211
Drowned kingdom, The
Quinn, Sebastian, Elanor and Tom have found a dragon and conquered the dreaded Beast of Blackmoor Bog. Only one item remains on their impossible quest - the scale of a sea-serpent. Now, they must journey to the drowned kingdom, where they will face their deadliest challenge yet. And there, they will uncover the truth behind all that has happened. The truth that will change everything.
ISBN 9781743624098
Series The impossible quest series (4 of 5)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2015
Forsyth, Kate
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Ella enchanted
Ella is given a blessing at birth, the gift of obedience, by a very stupid fairy. It proves to be a mixed blessing for Ella who literally has to do what anyone, and everyone tells her.
ISBN 9780007171682
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, UK, 2003
Levine, Gail Carson
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15181
Ella's big chance
An updated version of Cinderella with a surprise ending.
ISBN 9780099433095
Publisher Red Fox, 2005
Hughes, Shirley
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9442
Empty frame
Max, one of the three children spending their holidays with a cousin at The Abbey, hears a woman crying on his first night there. He investigates and discovers that the sixteenth century portrait of Lady Alice is now just an empty frame.
ISBN 9780007121540
Publisher HarperCollins Australia, 2003
Pilling, Ann
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6146
Escape from Wolfhaven Castle
Tell your lord to beware, the wolves smell danger in the wind. Wolfhaven Castle has been attacked and only four escape. Tom, trained to scrub pots, not fight; Elanor, the lord's daughter; Sebastian, a knight in training; and Quinn, the witch's apprentice. If they are to save their people, they must find four magical beasts from legend and awaken the sleeping warriors of the past. But first, they have to make it out of the castle alive.
ISBN 9781743624067
Series The impossible quest series (1 of 5)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2014
Forsyth, Kate
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Fairy realm 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 Fairy realm series (12 books)
Rodda, Emily
No book cover.
1634
Fairy realm: the charm bracelet
One night, Jessie discovers an amazing secret that leads to a magical Realm. Jessie must learn her grandmother's secret and help save the creatures of Realm.
ISBN 9780733327995
Series Fairy realm series (1 of 12)
Publisher HarperCollins Australia, 2010
Rodda, Emily
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5497
Fairy realm: the flower fairies
The Realm needs her again because the griffins that guard the treasure house are out of control. But when the flower fairies follow Jessie out of the Realm, she is not sure she can protect them from the dangers of her own world.
ISBN 9780733328008
Series Fairy realm series (2 of 12)
Publisher HarperCollins Australia, 2010
Rodda, Emily
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7669
Fairy realm: the last fairy-apple tree
Jessie's grandmother senses something wrong in the Realm, gnomes that grow the fairy-apple trees are in trouble, and not even the Queen can help them. Jessie and her friends must find out what's wrong and help the gnomes.
ISBN 9780060095925
Series Fairy realm series (4 of 12)
Publisher HarperCollins Australia, 2003
Rodda, Emily
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2744
Fairy realm: the magic key
Jessie is chasing a rainbow, she's got to get to the end before it fades, or she may never get home. There are the Rainbow Fairies, who desperately need Jessie's help to find a lost magic treasure or they'll never get back to the secret garden.
ISBN 9780060095956
Series Fairy realm series (5 of 12)
Publisher HarperCollins Australia, 2004
Rodda, Emily
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65066
Fairy realm: the peskie spell
The magical world has a terrible problem, a plague of mischievous Peskies. A wild wind has brought the tiny creatures down from the hills. They're making life in the Realm impossible and eating up all the magic.
ISBN 9780733315589
Series Fairy realm series (9 of 12)
Publisher HarperCollins Australia, 2006
Rodda, Emily
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69523
Fairy realm: the rainbow wand
A human child has become lost in the Realm and it's up to Jessie to find her. With the help of the magical Rainbow Wand, Jessie sets off, only to discover a secret that threatens the peace and safety of the Fairy Realm.
ISBN 9780060777685
Series Fairy realm series (10 of 12)
Publisher HarperCollins Australia, 2006
Rodda, Emily
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5498
Fairy realm: the star cloak
Every year the Realm has a great festival, called the Night of Wishes, when Queen Helena puts on the precious Star Cloak and is able to grant wishes. This year, though, the night before the festival, Giff the elf has accidentally damaged the cloak.
ISBN 9780060777586
Series Fairy realm series (7 of 12)
Publisher HarperCollins Australia, 2005
Rodda, Emily
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4418
Fairy realm: the third wish
Jessie's helped the magical people of the Realm to escape danger. But now her own world is in danger. Forest fires threaten her beloved home, Blue Moon and only the magic of the realm can help her.
ISBN 9780733328015
Series Fairy realm series (3 of 12)
Publisher HarperCollins Australia, 2010
Rodda, Emily
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11736
Fairy realm: the unicorn
The evil creatures of the Outlands are planning an attack. So Jessie must make an impossible decision, either to save the human world, or the Realm. She knows she can't save both but she hasn't counted on the help of the powerful unicorns.
ISBN 9780060095987
Series Fairy realm series (6 of 12)
Publisher HarperCollins Australia, 2004
Rodda, Emily
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18420
Fairy realm: the water sprites
The Water Sprites are angry. Their Moon Stone has been stolen. They won't return anything that floats down to their Finding Pool until their stone is returned.
ISBN 9780733315572
Series Fairy realm series (8 of 12)
Publisher ABC Books, 2005
Rodda, Emily
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Fantastica 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 Fantastica series (8 books)
Various
No book cover.
17014
Fantastica: ghost ship
Orphaned children of the King and Queen must fight to rescue the people of the star lands, now flooded by the evil Emperor Flood.
ISBN 9781862916487
Series Fantastica series (11 of 8)
Publisher Omnibus Books, 2007
Wilkins, Kim
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15605
Fantastica: king of the beasts
Saxten must seek out Coravel, the fearful king of the beasts, and seek his help in destroying Severo. But if Saxton wants Coravel's help he must be prepared to make a huge sacrifice.
ISBN 9781862916548
Series Fantastica series (24 of 8)
Publisher Omnibus Books, 2007
McIntosh, Fiona
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15572
Fantastica: Saxten's secret
Ferdor, a magician, has been hired to find Saxten and trap him, using his friend Lily as bait. But he has not counted on the loyalty of Dargo, the only wolf among all the creatures of the forest who is deaf to Severo's treachery.
ISBN 9781862916524
Series Fantastica series (22 of 8)
Publisher Omnibus Books, 2007
McIntosh, Fiona
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14804
Fantastica: Severo's intent
A painting in Saxten's house unsettles him, making him feel watched. He is forced to flee through the painting into another world, the kingdom of Drumminor, where evil is everywhere and he is the only possible saviour.
ISBN 9781862916470
Series Fantastica series (21 of 8)
Publisher Omnibus Books, 2007
McIntosh, Fiona
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17079
Fantastica: sorcerer of the waves
Asa and Rollo are the royal children of the Star Lands. Emperor Flood, the court magician, has usurped the power of their parents. With loyal friends and their shape-shifting abilities, they must pit themselves against Flood to reclaim the kingdom.
ISBN 9781862916562
Series Fantastica series (13 of 8)
Publisher Omnibus Books, 2007
Wilkins, Kim
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17115
Fantastica: the star queen
Asa and Rollo decide to try to find out the fate of their parents. Flood captures Northseeker and the children are separated. They follow the ship to Flood's Castle Crag, where the final mystery awaits.
ISBN 9781862916579
Series Fantastica series (14 of 8)
Publisher Omnibus Books, 2007
Wilkins, Kim
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17078
Fantastica: tide stealers
Asa and Rollo, are in trouble as pirates called tide stealers raid their stronghold and steal the moonstone star, the royal symbol of the Star Lands.
ISBN 9781862916555
Series Fantastica series (12 of 8)
Publisher Omnibus Books, 2007
Wilkins, Kim
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15598
Fantastica: wolf's lair
Saxten is on a quest to stop the evil Severo from taking over the kingdom. Saxten confronts his enemy, Severo, in his forest stronghold.
ISBN 9781862916531
Series Fantastica series (23 of 8)
Publisher Omnibus Books, 2007
McIntosh, Fiona
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Far-flung adventures series
An adventure, fantasy series with tongue-in-cheek characters and situations.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 Far-flung adventures series (3 books)
Stewart, Paul & Riddell, Chris (ill)
No book cover.
16183
Fergus Crane
When a mysterious flying box arrives at Fergus' window with a message from his Uncle Theo, the boy learns that he is in danger and that his uncle is sending help. Help is what Fergus needs when the clipper ship that serves as his school disappears with the other students on board and the teachers are not quite what they seem. Fergus will need to be brave and resourceful to rescue his friends.
ISBN 9780385750882
Series Far-flung adventures series (1 of 3)
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2006
Stewart, Paul & Riddell, Chris (ill)
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19650
Fetcher's song
Gwin is a Fetcher. With her Papa and blind twin brother, she travels the countryside, bringing joy, through song, acrobatics and story, to the downtrodden people. But, since her mama died, it's been hard to keep the joy alive. Fetchers have always been hunted by the Devouts for preserving the old ways. When the devious Brother Poosk captures her papa, Gwin must do her utmost to rescue him, whatever the cost.
ISBN 9781743319420
Series The Hidden series (3 of 3)
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2016
Tanner, Lian
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131
Finders keepers
While playing a computer game, Patrick is transported into a parallel world and invited to participate in a TV game show.
ISBN 9781862913608
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 1997
Rodda, Emily
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11675
Finn family Moomintroll
It is spring in the valley and the Moomins are ready for adventure. Moomintroll and his friends Snufkin and Sniff, find the Hobgoblin's top hat, all shiny and new, and just waiting to be taken home. However, they soon realise that this is no ordinary hat. It can turn anything, or anyone, into something else.
ISBN 9780312608897
Publisher Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2010
Jansson, Tove; Portch, Elizabeth (trans)
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13999
Fire within, The
When David moves in with Liz and Lucy, he discovers hand crafted, clay dragons that come to life and have magical powers. David's personal dragon inspires him to write a story about the adventures of their local squirrel population.
ISBN 9781841215334
Publisher Orchard Books, 2001
d'Lacey, Chris
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88016
First light
Peter is thrilled to be going to Greenland where his father studies climate change. But, on the ice cap, Peter is troubled by visions that both frighten and entice him. Thea has never seen the sun. Her people, suspected of witchcraft, retreated to a secret world deep within a glacier. As Thea dreams of a way back to the surface, Peter's search for answers takes him to her hidden world.
ISBN 9781921758256
Publisher Text Publishing Co, 2011
Stead, Rebecca
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135
Five children and it
When Cyril, Anthea, Robert, Jane and their baby brother go digging in the gravel pit, the last thing they expect to find is a Psammead, an ancient Sand-fairy. Having a Sand-fairy for a pet means having one wish granted each day. But, the children don't realise all the trouble that wishes can cause.
ISBN 9780140367355
Publisher Puffin Australia, 1996
Nesbit, Edith
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22546
Five children on the Western Front
The sequel to 'Five children and It' is set on the eve of the First World War. The five children have grown up and the war will change their lives for ever. The sand fairy has become a creature of stories until he suddenly reappears. The siblings are pleased to have something to take their minds off the war but, this time, the Psammead is here for a reason, and his magic might have a more serious purpose.
ISBN 9780571310951
Publisher Faber & Faber, 2014
Saunders, Kate
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18720
Flight of the evening star
Georgie Tanner must face an enemy that can take form in darkness, pull any weapon from its cloak and once it hits you, there's no hope. They say it can't be killed, unless you can kill a shadow.
ISBN 9780980319507
Series Magician's daughter series (3 of 3)
Publisher Imagine Publishing, 2007
Walker, Justyn
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34750
Flint heart, The
Enchanting fairytale in traditional format with goodies, baddies, queens, kings, wild and wonderful creatures, and a happy ending.
ISBN 9780763647124
Publisher Candlewick Press, 2011
Paterson, Katherine & Paterson, John & Rocco, John (ill)
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137
Flock of blats, A
This is an intergalactic adventure with unexpected characters and events.
ISBN 9780207196447
Publisher HarperCollins Australia, 1998
Stephens, Michael
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35957
Floods: better homes and gardens, The
After years on the run, the Floods are coming home to Transylvania Waters. And just in time too. Since Nerlin and Mordonna fled, things have gone from worse to much worse. King Quatorze has bled the country dry. He's even sold everyone's shoelaces. It's time for life with a lot less cabbage and a lot more chocolate. But, first, the Floods have to get rid of the old king.
ISBN 9781741662559
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2009
Thompson, Colin
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1739
Foggy
Little Bay Village has a gigantic problem and it needs a wizard to solve it. When Meg and Russ are given the desperate mission to find the wizard known as Foggy, they find that he may be more trouble than he's worth.
ISBN 9780141310411
Publisher Penguin, 2001
Baillie, Allan
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140
Forests of silence, The
The first in the Deltora Quest series, in which the evil Shadow Lord deposes the rightful ruler from the Kingdom of Deltora.
ISBN 9781741697520
Series Deltora Quest series (1 of 9)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2010
Rodda, Emily
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9765
Fourteenth summer of Angus Jack, The
Since moving to Australia with their father, Angus Jack and his sister, Martha, have moved house constantly. They end up living next door to a peculiar old lady called Reafen, who runs a second-hand shop, full of strange and weird objects. To Angus and Martha, Reafen seems harmless enough. But, Reafen draws Angus into her world of ancient feuds, Wild Magick, the secret dealings of vikings and goblins, and all those who have lived in the Old Realm.
ISBN 9780733334436
Publisher ABC Books, 2015
Storer, Jen & Gifford, Lucinda (ill)
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15432
Freaky stuff
Brian Hubble becomes the protector of a fairy in the form of his little neighbour, Sebastian, and discovers his talent for writing while starring in a Squeezee commercial. He also discovers how television makes life appear different to reality.
ISBN 9780759320314
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2005
Tulloch, Richard
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Frogkisser
Anya and her older sister Morven are the Princesses of Trallonia. But life is not easy for the royal sisters, especially since their evil step-step-father Duke Rikard has arrived with plans of ruling the kingdom for himself. Worse still, he is a clever and powerful sorcerer whose latest spell has turned Morven's boyfriend Denholm into a frog! While Morven doesn't seem to even care about losing her friend, it's now up to Princess Anya, Ardent the talking royal dog and a magically transformed newt to save both Denholm and the Kingdom from the ambitions of the wicked Duke Rikard. Steeped in fairy tale lore, this book is a celebration of fantasy writing.
ISBN 9781760293512
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2017
Nix, Garth
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9327
Garden of Empress Cassia, The
Mimi has mysterious and powerful pastels and can draw a garden so beautiful and magical that real people are transported inside it. But, it would be very unfortunate if the ancient pastels were to fall into the wrong hands.
ISBN 9780143300274
Publisher Penguin, 2002
Wang, Gabrielle
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18405
Garden of the purple dragon
In this sequel to Dragonkeeper, Ping is entrusted with raising the young purple dragon, Kai. Kai is the last dragon in the kingdom and Ping learns there are many who want Kai for money or the healing properties of his body parts.
ISBN 9781742030609
Series Dragonkeeper series (2 of 6)
Publisher Black Dog Books, 2008
Wilkinson, Carole
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Ghost club 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 Ghost club series (3 books)
Abela, Deborah
No book cover.
35226
Ghost club: the haunted school
With the help of Ghost Club, Angeline and Edgar must find out who the ghost at their school is so they can help her but first they have to convince their school principal that kids can be ghost catchers too, and they have to avoid Travis the bully, who is spying on them and causing trouble wherever they go.
ISBN 9781742750835
Series Ghost club series (2 of 3)
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2012
Abela, Deborah
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39329
Ghost club: the new kid
Angeline and Edgar might be kids, but they're also two of Ghost Club's youngest ghost-catchers. Got a problem with a ghost or poltergeist. Angeline and Edgar are the experts to call. A slightly spooky but mostly funny series about the mischief ghosts can make - and the kids who take care of the mess.
ISBN 9781742750804
Series Ghost club series (1 of 3)
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2012
Abela, Deborah
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14872
Ghost hunters and the incredibly revolting ghost
Tom's basement is inhabited by Hugo the ghost. The only way to get rid of the ghost in the basement is to remove the incredibly revolting ghost that now inhabits Hugo's house.
ISBN 9781905294121
Publisher Chicken House, 2007
Funke, Cornelia
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18541
Ghost of a chance
Ling and her friends find their beach holiday has some mysteries in store. Ling is visited at the same time each night by a girl ghost. When she feels the ghost needs her help, a race begins to solve the ghost's problem. The children soon realise any danger they will face is not with the ghost.
ISBN 9780207200632
Publisher HarperCollins Australia, 2007
Panckridge, Michael & Harvey, Pam
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54945
Ghostscape
Time is running out for Aisha, the Somali refugee girl, who has found herself transported back to the time of the Blitz in London. Although Aisha is full of fear and horror because she already knows the future of her original school building, she is still compelled to try to save her new friend, Richard, and his aged grandfather, during the terrible bombing of the Second World War.
ISBN 9781845077686
Publisher Frances Lincoln, 2008
Layburn, Joe
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4321

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Giants, trolls, witches, beasts: Ten tales from deep, dark woods
Some fairy tales are about fairies, others are about unicorns, but there's none of those in this book. This beautifully illustrated graphic novel brings together fairy tales of the darker, scarier kind from all corners of the world. Full of monsters, trolls and witches these retellings will enchant those new to the tales and delight returning readers with its full colour pages and lively re-crafting of these classic stories.
ISBN 9781760113261
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2017
Topics / Graphic novels /
Phillips, Craig
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77417
Glister and the faerie host
Glister is sad - her mother is missing and Christmas just wouldn't be the same without her. Once Glister has ventured into Faerieland in search of her beloved lost mum, very strange things start to happen and her biggest challenge will be finding her way home again. Graphic novel format.
ISBN 9781406320503
Series Glister series (3 of 4)
Publisher Walker Books Australia Pty Ltd, 2010
Topics / Graphic novels /
Watson, Andi
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Glister 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 Glister series (4 books)
Watson, Andi
No book cover.
28292
Glister: the haunted teapot
Strange things happen around Glister Butterworth. One day, a teapot is delivered to her home and when Glister makes a cup of tea to share with her dad, they find they have uninvited company. An unhappy writer, Phillip Bulwark-Stratton, is haunting the teapot and demanding Glister's help to write on his behalf. Graphic novel format.
ISBN 9781406320480
Series Glister series (1 of 4)
Publisher Walker Books, 2009
Topics / Graphic novels /
Watson, Andi
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32610
Glister: the house hunt
Glister lives in her family home, Chilblain Hall, where the wind squeals through the gaps in the window frames and anything can happen. When the chairman of the village-in-bloom competition insults Chilblain Hall, the house gets in a huff and disappears. Graphic novel format.
ISBN 9781406320497
Series Glister series (2 of 4)
Publisher Walker Books, 2009
Topics / Graphic novels /
Watson, Andi
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Goblin mafia wars: Wanted dead or deader
Goblin Mafia Wars is action packed, monster filled adventure that will have you hooked from the opening pages. You will laugh and you will squirm as the race to save the world's last dragon's eggs and halt a full blown goblin war gets under way. Can the dragons be saved? And will earth be spared?
ISBN 9781925272208
Publisher Ford Street Publishing, 2016
Green,D C
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22461
Great space race, The
Captain Eric 'Ace' Crankshaw and his robot monkey, Barry, enter a race into space so that Eric's family can be debt free with the ten million dollars in prize money. But, musician Eric ends up having to attempt to save the world instead.
ISBN 9781406309379
Publisher Walker Books, 2010
Mowll, Joshua
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Grim and grimmer 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 Grim and grimmer series (3 books)
Irvine, Ian
No book cover.
20076

New
Grim and grimmer: the calamitous queen
The time has come. It's now or never for Ike. Will he discover the secret of his missing parents? Will he be able to help Pook free the Collected children? Have Mellie's parents been horribly burnt alive by Emajicka's minions? And will Spleen and Nuckle finally get to eat Ike's innards? All the answers are coming in The Calamitous Queen. Brace yourselves for a wild ride!
ISBN 9781862918610
Series Grim and grimmer series (4 of 3)
Publisher Omnibus Books, 2011
Irvine, Ian
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15559
Grim and grimmer: the desperate dwarf
Mellie has stolen the unluckiest charm in Wychwold and can't get rid of it. Pook, who has an insane plan to rescue the Collected children, is demanding Ike's help. The demons are after Ike's innards and the Fey Queen is coming to tear his worst nightmare out of him. Only Ike can save Grimmery now. But first he has to win a contest with a lying, cheating scoundrel-the desperate dwarf, Con Glomryt.
ISBN 9781862918603
Series Grim and grimmer series (3 of 3)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2011
Irvine, Ian
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Grim and grimmer: the grasping goblin
The Nightmare Queen has hidden the Book of Grimmery. Without it, Grimmery will fall and its people will become slaves. To find the book, Ike and Mellie need a goblin spell from the forbidden land of Gobbeloon. To get the spell, Ike must give up his enchanted pen. He has to defeat the queen, outwit the wily, treacherous goblins and escape with both the counter-spell and the pen.
ISBN 9781862918597
Series Grim and grimmer series (2 of 3)
Publisher Omnibus Books, 2010
Irvine, Ian
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Grim and grimmer: the headless highwayman
If Ike had stayed home that Tuesday, he would not have betrayed a princess or robbed a murderous queen. He would not have been tied to an insane imp desperate to eat his liver. He certainly would not have floated across a strange land on an impossible rescue mission, powered by exploding manure. Nor would he have tried to escape via that disastrous troll door. He still has to escape the Nightmare Queen.
ISBN 9781862918580
Series Grim and grimmer series (1 of 3)
Publisher Omnibus Books, 2010
Irvine, Ian
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Grimsdon
A group of children, led by the gutsy Isabella and inventive Griffin, are eking out a living in Grimsdon, a flooded city, abandoned due to rising sea levels. When newcomer Xavier arrives, events are set in motion from which none of them emerge unchanged.
ISBN 9781741663723
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2010
Abela, Deborah
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Halfling
Danny finds caring for his disabled dad very draining. Day to day tasks are repetitive and boring. But, all of that changes when Danny's neighbour goes away and asks him to feed the tropical fish. Danny discovers a secret in his neighbour's house that will change his life forever. He doesn't know much about sea creatures but he's sure that what he finds is extremely rare and magical.
ISBN 9781406327298
Publisher Walker Books, 2011
Lloyd, Rebecca
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Harry Potter and the chamber of secrets
Harry Potter is in his second year at Hogwarts and it is going to be just as exciting as the first. Harry must find out what is lurking in the Chamber of Secrets, and help defeat it in order to save his friends.
ISBN 9780747562184
Series Harry Potter, books 1-3 series (2 of 3)
Publisher Bloomsbury, 2002
Rowling, J K
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Harry Potter and the philosopher's stone
When a letter arrives for unhappy but ordinary Harry Potter, a decade old secret is revealed to him that apparently he is the last to know. His parents were wizards, killed by a Dark Lord's curse when Harry was just a baby, and which he somehow survived. Leaving his unsympathetic aunt and uncle for Hogwarts, a wizarding school brimming with ghosts and enchantments, Harry stumbles upon a sinister mystery when he finds a three headed dog guarding a room on the third floor. Then he hears of a missing stone with astonishing powers which could be valuable, dangerous or both. An incredible adventure is about to begin!
ISBN 9780747558194
Series Harry Potter, books 1-3 series (1 of 3)
Publisher Bloomsbury, 2001
Rowling, J K
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Harry Potter and the prisoner of Azkaban
When Harry goes back for his third year at Hogwarts, the atmosphere is tense. There's an escaped murderer on the loose and the sinister prison guards of Azkaban have been called in to guard the school. Lessons, however, must go on.
ISBN 9780747546290
Series Harry Potter, books 1-3 series (3 of 3)
Publisher Bloomsbury, 2000
Rowling, J K
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Harry Potter, books 1-3 series
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Series Harry Potter, books 1-3 series (3 books)
Rowling, J K
No book cover.
3955
Haunted
When Georgia and her brother, Ned, are sent for a holiday on their relatives' farm, they are not happy. Ned makes friends with his cousin so Georgia explores the farm on her own, discovering an old homestead which she thinks will make a cool hideout. But, Georgia is not alone and is befriended by a mysterious girl, Lily, who is not what she seems. The children soon discover they are playing with fire.
ISBN 9781921150821
Series Lightning strikes series (19 books)
Publisher Walker Books, 2009
Orman, Lorraine
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Heir of mystery
A cross between Dickens and Monty Python, this is the second book in the Unlikely Explots trilogy chronicling the adventures of the McNally family. Fergal McNally's pickled brain has been stolen. The McNally children must stop fiendish Mr Maggs.
ISBN 9780571210947
Series Unlikely exploits series (2 of 3)
Publisher Faber & Faber, 2004
Ardagh, Philip
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Henry and the guardians of the lost
The yellow letter arrived on a Saturday, otherwise Henry would have been at school. The envelope was such a bright, sunny colour, no one would have believed that it contained a bombshell. Less than 10 minutes after the arrival of the mysterious letter, Henry is on the run with his Auntie Pearl, possibly never to return home. Henry has a secret. He is twelve, but he hasn't aged a day since the moment he was thrust a hundred years into the future. Now his secret has put him in danger. His only hope is the protection of the Guardians of the Lost.
ISBN 9781405280877
Publisher Egmont Childrens, 2016
Nimmo, Jenny
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Hidden monastery, The
Peng meets Jax after he fell from the stars. Twelve years later, Jax stumbles across a hidden monastery, deep inside an ancient park and begins to discover his destiny, what it means to be a Peng Master. Contains some martial-arts style violence.
ISBN 9780143302681
Publisher Penguin, 2006
Wang, Gabrielle
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Hobbit: an illustrated edition, The
Prelude to The Lord of the Rings series in which Bilbo Baggins, at the request of the great wizard, Gandalf, sets off on an adventure fraught with danger. Nasty things adventures, they often make you miss dinner. Bilbo reclaims the dwarves' treasure and discovers the all-powerful ring that binds them all.
ISBN 9780345445605
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2001
Topics / Graphic novels /
Tolkien & Wenzel, D (ill) & Dixon, C & Deming, S (adapt)
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Horse and his boy, The
This horse amuses with his witty observations about human behaviour, and sense of equine superiority. The horse and his boy hope to travel north to Narnia, and encounter numerous adventures and strange characters.
ISBN 9780007202294
Series Chronicles of Narnia series (5 of 7)
Publisher HarperCollins US, 2005
Lewis, C S
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Horse who bit a bushranger, The
Billy Marks is a pickpocket, transported to the penal colony of NSW. He and his mate reckon they'll become bushrangers, buying a brumby stallion, covered with scars and refusing to bend to any man's will. Jackie French has used, in context, language and opinions of the times which are now unacceptable.
ISBN 9780732289287
Publisher Angus & Robertson (HarperCollins), 2010
French, Jackie
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Hounds of the Morrigan, The
Set in the west of Ireland, this story tells of the coming of the Great Queen, the Morrigan, who is bent on bringing destruction to the world. Only Pidge and Bridget can stop her and their task seems impossible as they're constantly trailed by the Queen's hounds. But, they're aided in their quest by a host of willing helpers, a glorious array of unforgettable characters from Irish legend and lore.
ISBN 9780192728722
Publisher Oxford University Press, 2009
O'Shea, Pat
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How to raise and keep a dragon
All you need to know about choosing and raising your dragon. Detailed information on differing breeds, the advantages of one over another as a pet and valuable information on equipment and lifestyle changes that may be required.
ISBN 9780732284091
Publisher HarperCollins Australia, 2006
Topics / Year 6 easy reads /
Topsell, John & Nigg, Joseph (ed)
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Hugo Pepper
Hugo Pepper, a foundling raised by reindeer herders, discovers that he is really the child of ill-fated explorers. As Hugo searches for his true identity, he learns that his grandfather has mysteriously disappeared, leaving his Gazette, the Firefly Quarterly in the hands of an unscrupulous gossip slinger. Hugo must piece together the mystery of his grandfather and restore the Gazette to its former glory.
ISBN 9780385607254
Series Far-flung adventures series (3 of 3)
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2006
Stewart, Paul & Riddell, Chris (ill)
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Ice breaker
Circling the Antarctic is an ancient ship with a divided crew, an orphaned girl living amongst rats and a boy discovered on an iceberg, all guarding their own secrets.
ISBN 9781743314340
Series The Hidden series (1 of 3)
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2013
Tanner, Lian
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Imaginary, The
Rudger is Amanda's best friend. He doesn't exist but nobody's perfect. Only Amanda can see her imaginary friend. That is, until the sinister Mr Bunting arrives at Amanda's door. Mr Bunting hunts imaginaries. Rumour says that he eats them. And, he's sniffed out Rudger. Soon, Rudger is alone and running for his imaginary life. A boy who isn't there will have trouble surviving without a friend to dream him up.
ISBN 9781408852460
Publisher Bloomsbury, 2014
Harrold, A F & Gravett, Emily (ill)
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New
Indigo blue
Alex feels like a fish out of water in her new hometown - the sleepy little lakeside village of Boreen Point where she is reluctantly sent to live with her slightly eccentric aunt for her final year of high school. None of Alex's classmates could care less about the new girl, so Alex couldn't care less about them...or so she tries to tell herself. As a distraction from what is quickly shaping up to be a very lonely year, Alex spends her savings on a rundown little yacht and throws herself into restoring it. A curious discovery leads to the beginnings of a friendship, but it's Sam - the sailmaker's apprentice - and his mysterious ways that capture Alex's attention and force her to question what is real and what matters most.
ISBN 9780734418135
Publisher Hachette Children's Books, 2018
Watson, Jessica
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Invisible friend, The
Tom's family has moved and he now goes to a new school. Tom is finding school very difficult because Big Ben and his group take great delight in harassing him. Tom's saviour is Grey Arthur, a ghost, who is just as miserable.
ISBN 9780340892978
Publisher Hodder Children's Books (Australia), 2005
Arnold, Louise
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Invisible Womble, The
Orinoco is certainly the tubbiest of the Wombles, and is the one who needs the most encouragement to go out on the daily sortie to clear up and recycle all the rubbish that humans leave behind. Meanwhile, Tomsk is getting to grips with one of the humans' more ingenious inventions, the vacuum cleaner.
ISBN 9781408808344
Series The Wombles series (3 of 6)
Publisher Bloomsbury, 2011
Beresford, Elisabeth & Price, Nick (ill)
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Iris and the tiger
Twelve year old Iris is sent to Spain to ensure that her elderly and unusual aunt leaves her fortune and sprawling estate to Iris's scheming parents. From the moment she arrives, Iris knows something isn't right and that her aunt is hiding something. There's an odd feeling around the house, where time moves slowly and Iris's eyes play tricks on her. In the wild, untamed forest, a mysterious animal moves in the shadows. When Iris discovers a painting, she sets out to uncover the animal's real identity, putting her life in terrible danger.
ISBN 9781925240795
Publisher Text Publishing Co, 2016
Hall, Leanne
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Iron man, The
A strange metal-eating, iron man is befriended by a young boy and taken to a scrap yard to eat the metal there. When an alien beast threatens the community, the iron man defends everyone.
ISBN 9780571141494
Publisher Faber & Faber, 1989
Hughes, Ted
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Is it true, Grandfather
Grandfather tells the story to the villagers of his first adventures in the cave when he was eight years old.
ISBN 9780868969879
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 1996
Lohse, Wendy & Sands, Jenny (ill)
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Isle of illusion, The
Lief, Barda and Jasmine have found the first part, and are now searching for the second. They go to the mysterious island of Auron where terrible dangers await.
ISBN 9781865044255
Series Deltora Shadowlands series (2 of 3)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2002
Rodda, Emily
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Isle of the dead
Terrible dangers from the present and the past lie in wait for them. But the greatest shock of all lurks in the lair of the ferocious Kobb, on the desolate Isle of the Dead.
ISBN 9781865046150
Series Dragons of Deltora series (3 of 4)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2004
Rodda, Emily
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20823
Ivory rose, The
Jemma lands a babysitting job in Rosethorne, one of the famous witches' houses near her home. The house is supposedly haunted by a sad little girl. When Jemma discovers a beautiful ivory rose locket, she sees a terrifying flashback and wakes up in 1895, where she becomes an apprentice maidservant. But. all is not well in the grand house. Young heiress Georgiana is constantly sick and Jemma suspects she's being poisoned.
ISBN 9781742750712
Publisher Random House Children's Books, 2011
Murrell, Belinda
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Key to Rondo, The
Leo has memorised the scenes painted on the old music box that has been in his family for generations. Little does he expect himself to be a part of those scenes until the day he and Mimi discover the key and plunge headlong into Rondo's magic.
ISBN 9781862917439
Series Rondo series (1 of 3)
Publisher Omnibus Books, 2007
Rodda, Emily
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KidGlovz
KidGlovz is a musical genius. His gift is so precious that he's kept under lock and key. But, when a young thief helps him escape, Kid must embark on a perilous journey through which he will discover the terrifying nature of his talent.
ISBN 9781742378527
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2015
Hunt, Julie & Newman, Dale (ill)
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King in reserve, The
Queen Tayesha's mad plan to rule all the Saur people is tormenting the land itself. Earthquakes, volcanoes and vast crevasses are threatening to tear Krangor apart. To halt the Queen's plans Adalon and his friends must rescue a young king who has eluded the Queen's clutches. Series is best read in book order.
ISBN 9781741661811
Series Chronicles of Krangor series (3 of 3)
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2009
Pryor, Michael
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Lake of Tears, The
Lief, Barda and their unpredictable new companion, Jasmine, are on an urgent mission to find the second stone from the magic Belt of Deltora. Their biggest challenge is the hideous guardian of the enchanted Lake of Tears.
ISBN 9781865042268
Series Deltora Quest series (2 of 9)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2000
Rodda, Emily
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Land of dragons, The
Go on a magical journey to discover the secrets of Deltora, land of monsters and magic. A collection of legends of ancient Deltora, including the newly discovered tales of Dorne.
ISBN 9781742831107
Series Deltora Quest series (9 books)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2011
Rodda, Emily
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Last battle, The
With Eustace and Jill at his side, the King, the noble unicorn Jewel, and a few remaining loyal subjects must stand against the powers of evil and darkness and fight The Last Battle to decide the future the kingdom.
ISBN 9780064471084
Series Chronicles of Narnia series (7 of 7)
Publisher HarperTrophy, 2002
Lewis, C S
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Last dragon charmer, The: Villian keeper
Nothing is more important than slaying a dragon.It will make Prince Caden's father proud, and grant him the title of Elite Paladin like his seven older brothers. But there is one big thing standing in Caden's way: he has been mysteriously transported from his home in the Great Winterlands of Razzon to Asheville, North Carolina-a land with no magic and no dragons. Or so he thinks. But what if Caden's destiny isn't to slay a dragon after all?
ISBN 9780062308443
Publisher Harper, 2015
McKay, Laurie
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2611
Lily Quench and the black mountains
Lily Quench goes on a quest to save the endangered, blue lily.
ISBN 9780733617300
Series Lily Quench series (2 of 8)
Publisher Hodder Headline Australia Pty Ltd, 2003
Prior, Natalie Jane
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Lily Quench and the dragon of Ashby
A family of dragon slayers, the Quenches of Ashby have always been a burning success...until the evil Black Count invades, and the family's fortunes go into a downward spiral.
ISBN 9780733617294
Series Lily Quench series (1 of 8)
Publisher Hodder Children's Books (Australia), 2003
Prior, Natalie Jane
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15067
Lily Quench and the hand of Manuelo
The Black Empire is crumbling and the miners are in revolt. Manuelo, a strange figure, is believed to be responsible. But when a stolen dragonet full of fleeing miners arrives in Ashby Water, Lily Quench has to decide whether Manuelo is friend or foe.
ISBN 9780733616549
Series Lily Quench series (6 of 8)
Publisher Hodder Children's Books (Australia), 2004
Prior, Natalie Jane
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10084
Lily Quench and the lighthouse of Skellig Mor
At the end of the earth is Skellig Lir, a dreamy, enchanted island that is inhabited by people with strange powers. To get there, Lily Quench and Queen Dragon must brave magic, storms and seas swarming with deadly sea dragons.
ISBN 9780142400593
Series Lily Quench series (4 of 8)
Publisher Puffin Australia, 2004
Prior, Natalie Jane
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Lily Quench and the magicians' pyramid
Lily must save her friend Queen Dragon from the bloodthirsty clutches of the magicians, and she and Queen Dragon must find the secret locations of the Eyes in Time before the magicians find them and imprison them forever.
ISBN 9780733616532
Series Lily Quench series (5 of 8)
Publisher Hodder Children's Books (Australia), 2003
Prior, Natalie Jane
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15066
Lily Quench and the search for king dragon
Gordon the Black Count has finally returned to reclaim the Black Empire. With Queen Dragon and its Chief Quencher away, the fate of Ashby looks grim.
ISBN 9780733616556
Series Lily Quench series (7 of 8)
Publisher Hodder Children's Books (Australia), 2004
Prior, Natalie Jane
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Lily Quench and the secret of Manuelo
Something strange is happening in the Black Mountains. The Black Empire, now run by evil General Sark, is crumbling and its miners are in revolt. The revolution is rumoured to be led by a Robin Hood like figure, Manuelo, who has previously stolen some of the king's treasure. No one knows who's side he is on so Lily must journey to the Black mines to confront Manuelo.
ISBN 9780141318653
Series Lily Quench series (8 of 8)
Prior, Natalie Jane
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Lily Quench and the treasure of Mote Ely
Kidnapped and taken back into the past to a crumbling castle in the middle of a creepy marsh, Lily Quench searches for the long lost treasure of Mote Ely, and a way back to her own time.
ISBN 9780733617317
Series Lily Quench series (3 of 8)
Publisher Hodder Children's Books (Australia), 2003
Prior, Natalie Jane
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Lily Quench 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 Lily Quench series (8 books)
Prior, Natalie Jane
No book cover.
229
Lion, the witch and the wardrobe, The
Four children are evacuated to the country in war-torn England. Playing inside an old wardrobe, they discover a magical land.
ISBN 9780007115617
Series Chronicles of Narnia series (1 of 7)
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, UK, 2001
Lewis, C S
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Littlest witch, The
Thirteen year old triplets, Gwen, Nel and Rain discover that they are a witch, an elf and a vampire. Their lives take an extraordinary twist as they are thrown into another world in their quest to defeat Driath, the most evil witch of all.
ISBN 9780330423571
Publisher Pan MacMillan, 2010
Allars, Martine
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Lost castle, The
When Queen Tayesha threatens to conquer all seven kingdoms of Krangor and break the ancient bond between the saur and the land, one young noble vows to stop her. Adalon's promise sets him and his loyal friends, Targesh and Simangee, on a perilous quest. Series is best read in book order.
ISBN 9781741662047
Series Chronicles of Krangor series (1 of 3)
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2007
Pryor, Michael
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Maddigan's quest
Garland Maddigan, twelve year old daughter of Fantasia's ringmaster, has made this trip before. The journey has frightening new challenges when three mysterious children join the travellers and sinister strangers follow them.
ISBN 9781869506025
Publisher HarperCollins NZ, 2006
Mahy, Margaret
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Magician's daughter 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 Magician's daughter series (3 books)
Walker, Justyn
No book cover.
5962
Magician's daughter, The
Two friends sink through a magical puddle into Allegoria, the world of the Great Magician. Georgie Tanner is always getting into some sort of trouble or other, but nothing has prepared her for this.
ISBN 9780958074421
Series Magician's daughter series (1 of 3)
Publisher Multimedia Interface, 2004
Walker, Justyn
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Magician's elephant, The
The boy, the lost sister, the retired officer, the childless couple, the displaced elephant, the patient nun, the compassionate policeman, the remorseful magician, the bent and broken stonemason and the socialite crippled when the conjured elephant fell through the theatre roof and landed on her legs, all come together in the snow in this meaningful, simply but poetically told story.
ISBN 9780763644109
Publisher Candlewick Press, 2009
DiCamillo, Kate
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Magician's nephew, The
This sixth book about Narnia, explains how the comings and goings between our world and Narnia first began, when Polly and Digory found the way to Narnia by accident.
ISBN 9780064471107
Series Chronicles of Narnia series (6 of 7)
Publisher HarperCollins US, 2002
Lewis, C S
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Magrit
Magrit lives in an abandoned cemetery. She is as forgotten as the tiny graveyard that surrounds her. One night, a passing stork drops a strange bundle into the graveyard. Master Puppet, her friend and advisor, tells her it is an awful, ugly, terrible thing and she should get rid of it. But, Magrit has other ideas.
ISBN 9781925081343
Publisher Walker Books Australia Pty Ltd, 2016
Battersby, Lee & Daoud, Amy (ill)
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2812
Mary Poppins
Mary Poppins, the best-loved nanny, comes to stay at the Banks' household.
ISBN 9780006753971
Series Mary Poppins series (1 of 7)
Publisher HarperCollins Australia, 1998
Travers, P L
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103662
Mary Poppins and the house next door
The nanny is back, still living with the Banks family, and still messing with the lives of the other folks on Cherry Tree Lane. This time, Mr. Banks's former governess, Miss Andrew, takes up residence in a previously empty home on the street.
ISBN 9780440406563
Series Mary Poppins series (7 of 7)
Publisher Yearling, 1992
Travers, P L
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103657
Mary Poppins comes back
In Mary's care, the Banks children meet the King of the Castle and the Dirty Rascal, visit the upside-down world of Mr Turvy and his bride, Miss Topsy, and spend a breathless afternoon above the park, dangling from a clutch of balloons.
ISBN 9780152017194
Series Mary Poppins series (2 of 7)
Publisher Odyssey Books, 1997
Travers, P L
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Mary Poppins from A to Z
The no-nonsense English nanny has been beloved by children and adults everywhere. Mary Poppins from A to Z offers a unique glimpse of the famous Poppins cast. Twenty-six vignettes--one for each letter of the alphabet--weave unexpected tales of Mary Poppins, the Banks children, and other characters from the timeless novels of Travers. As an added twist, each vignette is filled with fun and unusual words that start with the featured letter.
ISBN 9780152058340
Series Mary Poppins series (5 of 7)
Publisher Harcourt Children's Books, 2006
Travers, P L
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103661
Mary Poppins in the kitchen
With the help of familiar visitors like the Bird Woman, Admiral Boom and Mr and Mrs Turvy, Mary Poppins teaches her irrepressible young charges the basics of cooking, from A to Z.
ISBN 9780152060800
Series Mary Poppins series (6 of 7)
Publisher Great Glider Productions, 2006
Travers, P L
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Mary Poppins in the park
Only Mary Poppins can lead the Banks children on one marvelous adventure after another. Together they meet the Goosegirl and the Swineherd, argue with talking cats on a distant planet and celebrate a birthday by dancing with their own shadows.
ISBN 9780152058289
Series Mary Poppins series (4 of 7)
Publisher Harcourt Children's Books, 2006
Travers, P L
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Mary Poppins opens the door
According to Mary Poppin's tape measure, Jane and Michael have grown 'Worse and Worse' since she went away. But, the children won't have time to be naughty with all that Mary has planned for them.
ISBN 9780152058227
Series Mary Poppins series (3 of 7)
Publisher Harcourt Children's Books, 2006
Travers, P L
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Mary Poppins series
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Series Mary Poppins series (7 books)
Travers, P L
No book cover.
18006
Master of the books
The Book of Lies has not been completely destroyed and Fergus takes a fragment of it on his quest to destroy the traitor Damon. Fergus, however, is in great peril so Marcel and Nicola must find him in time before he reaps his revenge.
ISBN 9780207200830
Series Book of lies series (2 of 3)
Publisher HarperCollins Australia, 2007
Moloney, James
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Master of the fallen chairs, The
Thirteen year old orphan, Kim, is sent to live with his elusive guardian, surly tutor and various servants in Skirl, a grand but dilapidated old house with many ghosts and a family curse. When one of the servant girls goes missing, a dark cloud descends on the house. The arrival of a stranger in the dead of night plunges everything further into mystery, and introduces a bit of magic too.
ISBN 9781846166259
Publisher Orchard Books, 2008
Porter, Henry
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Maze of the beast, The
In a vast maze of dripping limestone caves under the sea, our heroes must face the Guardian. At stake is the purple amethyst, symbol of truth.
ISBN 9781865046785
Series Deltora Quest series (6 of 9)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2000
Rodda, Emily
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Mennyms, The
A family of rag dolls has survived on its own for forty years until now, but they may not be able to survive if their secret is betrayed.
ISBN 9780099433323
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2002
Waugh, Sylvia
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30857
Missile mouse: the star crusher
Well-illustrated, sophisticated comic or simplistic graphic novel, in which Missile Mouse, risk taker and rule-breaking, secret agent for the Galctic Security Agency, takes on his sworn enemies at RIP. They use diabolical gadgets, violent weapons and every sneaky trick possible to save or destroy the universe.
ISBN 9780545117159
Publisher Scholastic US, 2010
Topics / Graphic novels /
Parker, Jake
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71515
Missing kin, The
While Adalon and his friends gather supporters at the Lost Castle, the mad queen and her ruthless general continue to wage war on the seven kingdoms of Krangor. It is only when Simangee finds a legend in an ancient text that the rebels begin to hope once more. Series is best read in book order.
ISBN 9781741661750
Series Chronicles of Krangor series (2 of 3)
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2008
Pryor, Michael
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8675
Molly and Pim and the millions of stars
Molly has a strange life. At dawn, her mama collects herbs and makes potions, and her house feels like a gypsy caravan. Molly wishes she could be more like her best friend, Ellen, who has a normal life. But, she is also drawn to Pim, who is inquisitive and odd and a little bit frightening. When Molly's mama makes a potion that has a wild and shocking effect, Molly and Pim look for a way to make things right.
ISBN 9781925240085
Publisher Text Publishing Co, 2015
Murray, Martine
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Monkey hill gold
A miner from the 1860s and his nine year old companion find themselves in contemporary Sydney after their mining blast coincides with 20th century excavation.
ISBN 9781862911338
Publisher Cool Dude Books, 1992
Bernard, Patricia
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35796
Mortified
Mortimer DeVere and his sister Agnetha are 10 000 years old and desperate to avoid school. They use a time traveling machine to flee from the strict teacher who would enslave them. As they travel through time and other lands they meet historical figures who are all eccentric. How are they going to navigate between crocodiles, zombies, weird authors and Queen Victoria.
ISBN 9781742758886
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2013
Chatterton, Martin
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43423
Most magical girl, A
In 1867 London, twelve year old Annabel Grey is primed for a life as a proper young lady. But, when she is placed in the care of two ageing great aunts who run a magic shop, Annabel is thrust into a world of potions, broomsticks, wands and wizards. Evil Mr Angel and his terrifying dark magic extracting machine want to put an end to good magic for ever. The wizards have dreamt of Annabel, the most magical girl, to save London. But, Annabel doesn't even believe in magic or understand the strange powers inside her.
ISBN 9780553512861
Publisher Knopf Publishing Group, 2016
Foxlee, Karen & MacKay, Elly (ill)
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Mummy monster game, The
Josh, Amy and Harry are consumed by a computer game and become trapped in a terrifying adventure. They must use their wits to escape.
ISBN 9781862911765
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 1993
Pond, Roy
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19104
Museum of thieves, The
The Keepers Trilogy - Book 1. In the city of Jewel, children are literally chained to their parents or teachers until the Day of Separation. Impatience is a sin and boldness is a crime. Goldie Roth is both impatient and bold. When she escapes the clutches of the Blessed Guardians to find haven at the Museum of Dunt, an unforgettable adventure begins that will unlock hidden mysteries, dark secrets and awaken dangerous enemies.
ISBN 9781742376561
Series The Keepers trilogy series (1 of 3)
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2011
Tanner, Lian
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69818
My sister Sif
Fourteen year old Erika and her sister, Sif, are desperately homesick and flee the city to return to their island home. However, they find the locals are frightened by the changes occurring and the cracks forming in their once-perfect home. Erika and her family also feel the threat of the encroaching world. When a young American shell-collector uncovers a long-held family secret, Erika must prevent his revealing it.
ISBN 9780702237010
Publisher University of Queensland Press, 2009
Park, Ruth
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9248
Mysteries of Harris Burdick, The
Fantasy black and white illustrations provide inspiration for readers to create stories of their own.
ISBN 9780395827840
Publisher Houghton Mifflin, 1996
Topics / Year 6 easy reads /
Van Allsburg, Chris
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43462

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Mysterious world of Cosentino, The: The missing ace
Book 1 in the Mysterious World of Cosentino. This book features everyone's favourite magician in the greatest escape of all - the dungeon of the evil two-headed King of Silver City. Featuring a playing card army, an array of magical characters and some deadly magic tricks.
ISBN 9781743812020
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2017
Cosentino & Heath, Jack & Hart, James (ill)
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Mystery of the cupboard, The
After Omri reads his great-grand-aunt's Account, he longs to try the key in the cupboard again. When his friend, Patrick, comes to stay, nothing can stop him.
ISBN 9780380720132
Series The Indian in the cupboard series (3 of 5)
Publisher Collins, 1999
Banks, Lynne Reid
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Name at the end of the ladder, The
Everyone has to wait until their twelfth birthday for the Name Bank to decide each person's name. Usually, safe botanical names are chosen. September wants a special, unique name and is enticed by spooky Madame Alcina to be able to choose her own name by playing a board game. What she is not told is that, so far, no one has managed to win and some players have not reappeared. Every dice roll leads to danger.
ISBN 9781922244475
Publisher Walker Books Australia Pty Ltd, 2014
De Roo, Elena
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Nargun and the stars, The
Simon lives with his cousins in Australia. He sees a star-like creature that moves at night and becomes involved in a life and death struggle.
ISBN 9780140307801
Publisher Puffin Australia, 1988
Wrightson, Patricia
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Nelly the monster sitter 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 Nelly the monster sitter series (5 books)
Gray, Kes
No book cover.
18490
Nelly the monster sitter: Cowcumbers, pipplewaks & altigators
Nelly enjoys the constant surprises associated with babysitting monsters but finds some of the residents at Eclair Towers rather frightening.
ISBN 9780340884331
Series Nelly the monster sitter series (5 books)
Publisher Hodder Children's Books (UK), 2005
Gray, Kes
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18348
Nelly the monster sitter: Grerks, squurms and water greeps
Nelly loves monsters and spends much of her spare time babysitting them. Consequently, she has some incredible adventures.
ISBN 9780340884324
Series Nelly the monster sitter series (5 books)
Publisher Hodder Children's Books (UK), 2005
Gray, Kes
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41536
Nelly the monster sitter: Huffaluks, muggots and thermitts
Nelly's monster-sitting adventures continue with three new unpredictable and exciting monster families.
ISBN 9780340884348
Series Nelly the monster sitter series (5 books)
Publisher Hodder Children's Books (UK), 2012
Gray, Kes
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29618
Nelly the monster sitter: Polarbores, digdiggs & dendrilegs
Nelly's monster sitting adventures are always full of surprises. She certainly can't believe it when she sits a monster who wants to do absolutely nothing. Or, when she has to rescue the smallest monster she's ever encountered. But, nothing can prepare Nelly for Christmas Day with the Dendrilegs.
ISBN 9780340931912
Series Nelly the monster sitter series (5 books)
Publisher Hachette Children's Books, 2007
Gray, Kes
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33236
Nelly the monster sitter: Ultraveres, rimes and wattwatts
Nelly's monster sitting adventures are always full of surprises. Things just seem to get stickier and stickier when she monster sits for the Ultravores but it doesn't compare to how lost for words she is at the Rimes. And, with even more fighting with Asti to add to the mix, her time with the Wattwatts is shocking to say the least.
ISBN 9780340931929
Series Nelly the monster sitter series (5 books)
Publisher Hodder Children's Books (UK), 2008
Gray, Kes
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Neverending story, The
Fantastica is slowly decaying, its childlike empress dying. Only a human can set things right. Unicorns, dragons and sprites inhabit this enchanted world, into which Bastian ventures through the pages of an old book.
ISBN 9780140317930
Publisher Penguin, 1991
Ende, Michael
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2619
New city
Isabella and her friends have escaped the floodwaters of Grimsdon for the modern world of New City. Uncertainty and fear have brought dark times, with refugees fleeing the world's rising waters and becoming imprisoned in a miserable camp. Isabella and her friends face new threats, with eyes watching them everywhere.
ISBN 9781742758558
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2014
Abela, Deborah
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12810
Night of the fifth moon
Ket is desperate to learn the druid's secrets. He can predict the future from the stars, understand the raven's cry and speak words of power that can halt a battle. Five other fosterlings are competing with him to become the chosen one and, at each new moon, one of them is sent away. Friendships are strained as they all try to impress the druid.
ISBN 9781741148145
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2007
Ciddor, Anna
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3144
Nimbin, The
One summer, Philippa's life is changed forever when she meets a furry, shadowy little creature called a nimbin, who adopts her and takes over her beach bag as its home. A delightful tale about a mythical Australian creature.
ISBN 9780140362978
Publisher Penguin, 2001
Wagner, Jenny
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19186
Northwood
Cecilia Undergarment likes a challenge. When she discovers a sad and neglected dog, she is determined to rescue him. But, her daring dog rescue lands her in deep trouble, in the form of being lost in the dark forest of Northwood. A forest where ferocious black lions roam. A forest that hides a secret castle, an unlikely king and many a mystery. A forest where those who enter never return.
ISBN 9781921529801
Publisher Walker Books, 2011
Falkner, Brian & Bixley, Donovan (ill)
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21160
One beastly beast
A collection of four fantastic stories in which rude video pirates kidnap an unfortunate boy, a feisty princess takes on a monster, a foundling is sure his lost parents should be scientific types like him and not the monsters and pirates who keep turning up to claim him, and a rather interesting sea serpent and an enchanted penguin get together.
ISBN 9781741754681
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2008
Nix, Garth
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25200
Ophelia and the marvellous boy
Ophelia doesn't believe in anything that can't be proven by science. She and her sister Alice are still grieving for their dead mother when their father takes a job in a strange museum in a city where it always snows. Ophelia soon discovers a boy locked away in a long forgotten room. He is a prisoner of Her Majesty the Snow Queen. And he has been waiting for Ophelia's help.
ISBN 9780385753548
Publisher Knopf Publishing Group, 2014
Foxlee, Karen
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Path of beasts
When Goldie, Toadspit and Bonnie steal into Jewel in the middle of the night they find their city under the heel of the Fugleman, and the streets controlled by the Blessed Guardians and an army of ruthless mercenaries. The Museum itself is seething with danger, and only the older Keepers prevent it from spilling out into the city. Goldie, Toadspit and Bonnie must use all their clever tricks and hard-won bravery to undermine the Fugleman's brutal regime before he rounds up the children of Jewel and sells them into slavery. The thrilling conclusion to the Keepers trilogy.
ISBN 9781742371979
Series The Keepers trilogy series (3 of 3)
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2012
Tanner, Lian
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74282
Pencil, The
A lonely little pencil creates things which have a life of their own. All is well until pencil draws a rubber which then creates mayhem. Pencil must work out a way to stop the rubber from rubbing out every drawing.
ISBN 9781406309621
Publisher Walker Books, 2008
Ahlberg, Allan & Ingman, Bruce (ill)
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26857
Percy Jackson and the battle of the labyrinth
After battling some cheerleaders, Percy needs to defend camp against his arch-enemy and bloodthirsty monsters. To battle this army, Percy needs to navigate his way through the Labyrinth.
ISBN 9780141321271
Series Percy Jackson series (6 books)
Publisher Puffin Australia, 2010
Riordan, Rick
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9801
Percy Jackson and the Greek Gods
If you like horror shows, blood baths, lying, stealing, backstabbing and cannibalism, then read on. Who could tell the true stories of the gods and goddesses of Olympus better than modern day demigod Percy Jackson? In this action packed tour of Greek mythology, Percy gives his hilarious personal views on the feuds, fights and love affairs of the Olympians. Want to know how Zeus came to be top god? How many times Kronos ate one of his own kids? How Athena literally burst out of another god's head? It's all here in black and white.
ISBN 9780141358680
Series Percy Jackson series (6 books)
Publisher Penguin, 2015
Riordan, Rick
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Percy Jackson and the last Olympian
Percy Jackson, son of Poseidon, God of the sea, is about to turn sixteen and he will discover if the great prophecy is about him and if he will save the world and Olympus, or join Kronos and the Titans.
ISBN 9780141382937
Series Percy Jackson series (6 books)
Publisher Puffin UK, 2009
Riordan, Rick
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28424
Percy Jackson and the lightning thief
Percy never knew he was the son of a Greek God but, when he vaporized his maths teacher, he was taken to camp and taught to sword fight, battle monsters and stay alive to find Zeus' stolen lightning bolt.
ISBN 9780141319131
Series Percy Jackson series (6 books)
Publisher Puffin Australia, 2008
Riordan, Rick
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22719
Percy Jackson and the sea of monsters
Camp Half-Blood is coming under attack and Percy needs to find the Golden Fleece to protect the camp's borders from the monsters trying to invade.
ISBN 9780141319148
Series Percy Jackson series (6 books)
Publisher Puffin Australia, 2010
Riordan, Rick
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4227
Percy Jackson and the sword of Hades
The goddess Persephone has summoned Percy, Thalia, and Nico to the Underworld in order to retrieve Hades' powerful sword before it falls into the wrong hands.
ISBN 9780955944680
Series Percy Jackson series (6 books)
Publisher Puffin Australia, 2009
Riordan, Rick
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10362
Percy Jackson and the titan's curse
Five heroes will begin this quest, not all will return home. They must battle Titan's skeleton warriors, defeat a half-lion, half-human and save Annabeth.
ISBN 9780141321264
Series Percy Jackson series (6 books)
Publisher Puffin Australia, 2010
Riordan, Rick
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Percy Jackson series
The gods of Olympus are alive and well in the 21st century. They still fall in love with mortals and have children who are half-god and half-human, like the heroes of the old Greek myths. 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 Percy Jackson series (6 books)
Riordan, Rick
No book cover.
12740
Peter Pan in scarlet
The former lost boys of Peter Pan's Neverland now lead normal adult lives but are plagued by realistic dreams. In this gripping official sequel, they return to find Peter Pan and to seek some answers.
ISBN 9780192726209
Publisher Oxford University Press, 2006
McCaughrean, Geraldine
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10854
Phaery named Phredde, A
Meet Phredde, the coolest phaery in the universe. Phredde is tiny, ferocious and Pru's best friend. And with Pru's brother turning into a werewolf, Pru needs all the magic help she can get.
ISBN 9780207200007
Series Phredde series (12 books)
Publisher HarperCollins Australia, 2004
French, Jackie
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3332
Phantom tollbooth, The
A young boy receives a special birthday gift that takes him on a journey through an extraordinary land.
ISBN 9780394820378
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 1993
Juster, Norton
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65482
Phredde and a frog named Bruce
Another spooky story starring Phredde, a fractious but fun-loving phaery. When your teacher's a vampire, your brother's a werewolf and a frog named Bruce refuses to try to help to save Sleeping Beauty from the Prince, something has to give.
ISBN 9780207200014
Series Phredde series (12 books)
Publisher HarperCollins Australia, 2004
French, Jackie
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65483
Phredde and the ghostly underpants
Another spooky story starring Phredde, a fractious but fun-loving phaery. Strange yellow puddles are appearing all over the house, Phredde and Bruce keep sneaking off and, most importantly, someone is stealing Pru's underpants.
ISBN 9780207200328
Series Phredde series (12 books)
Publisher HarperCollins Australia, 2005
French, Jackie
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9745
Phredde and the leopard skin librarian
A school excursion goes horribly wrong. Phredde, Pru, Bruce and their vampire teacher, Mrs Olsen, head back into the time of the dinosaurs with Miss Richards, the librarian and martial arts expert.
ISBN 9780207200274
Series Phredde series (12 books)
Publisher HarperCollins Australia, 2005
French, Jackie
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14213
Phredde and the purple pyramid
Phredde, Pru and Bruce are back and this time they are in ancient Egypt. It seems Fluffy, Queen of the Nile, has sent a time tunnel to seek out a brave and brilliant girl to save her
ISBN 9780207199349
Series Phredde series (12 books)
Publisher HarperCollins Australia, 2003
French, Jackie
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7901
Phredde and the temple of gloom
Prudence is invited by her father's distant werewolf cousins to their castle to hunt for some missing 'treasure'. Phredde and Bruce accompany Pru, who is well aware that if she fails then her father will have to take her place. This book is also known as 'A story to eat with a mandarin: Phredde and the temple of gloom'.
ISBN 9780207200267
Series Phredde series (12 books)
Publisher HarperCollins Australia, 2005
French, Jackie
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17037
Phredde and the vampire footy team
It's a new school term and Phredde and her friends in the school footy team are determined to beat the West Wallabies, who are a footy team of vampires.
ISBN 9780207200106
Series Phredde series (12 books)
Publisher Angus & Robertson (HarperCollins), 2004
French, Jackie
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Phredde and the zombie librarian
There's a zombie librarian tending her blood-starved books in the school library and a five thousand year old Egyptian mummy roaming the corridors. Phredde and Pru must escape.
ISBN 9780207200021
Series Phredde series (12 books)
Publisher HarperCollins Australia, 2004
French, Jackie
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Phredde 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 Phredde series (12 books)
French, Jackie
No book cover.
Pie rats 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 Pie rats series (6 books)
Stelzer, Cameron
No book cover.
7255
Pinhoe egg, The
In the village around Chrestomanci castle, magic is being misused and when Cat Chant finds the Pinhoe egg, chaos begins, and Chrestomanci may not be the one able to bring control to the villages.
ISBN 9780007228553
Publisher HarperCollins Australia, 2007
Jones, Diana Wynne
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Plague of unicorns, The
James, an aristocratic son in medieval England, is sent to Cranford Abbey to study under the good monks. The abbey is falling into disrepair and, to make money, the Abbott sells cider made from the golden apples. But, the apples are constantly being eaten by a herd of marauding unicorns. When various methods fail to eradicate the unicorns, James must come up with a plan to eliminate them. He must become a perfect hero and risk his life to save the abbey and the monks, and, hopefully, find a way to return home.
ISBN 9780310746119
Publisher Zonderkidz, 2014
Yolen, Jane
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3394

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Podkin One-Ear
As the midwinter feast rolls on, the children gather to hear the storyteller tell tales of the Great warrior, Podkin one-ear. How will the greatest Rabbit that ever lived become the Hero? How will he escape the evil Gorm, and will the children be allowed to hear the end? An eternal story, and the start of a new adventure in the five realms of rabbits.
ISBN 9780571328406
Publisher Faber & Faber, 2016
Larwood, Kieran & Wyatt, David (ill)
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21483

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Polly and Buster: Wayward Witch and the Feelings Monster, The
In a world where witches can never be friends with monsters, Polly and Buster have managed to keep their friendship a secret. Until one day, when everything changes...
ISBN 9781760129019
Publisher Hardie Grant Egmont, 2017
Rippin, Sally
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Practical guide series
Beautifully illustrated, old-fashioned fantasy books with encyclopaedic information on magical things. 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 Practical guide series (5 books)
Various
No book cover.
4526
Practical guide to dragon riding, A
If you are a serious student of dragon combat, dragon defences and dragon riding, this book includes everything you need to know about finding, raising and training a dragon mount.
ISBN 9780786949755
Series Practical guide series (4 of 5)
Publisher Wizards of the Coast, 2008
Trumbauer, Lisa & Hess, Nina (ed)
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Practical guide to dragons, A
Dragons hate sweet things. The dragon word for ugly is nurh. The best place to find a green dragon is behind a waterfall. If this is all news to you, you need to read a practical guide to dragons. Beautifully illustrated with quaintly presented encyclopaedic knowledge about dragons.
ISBN 9780786941643
Series Practical guide series (1 of 5)
Publisher Mirrorstone, 2006
Trumbauer, Lisa
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Practical guide to faeries, A
Peek inside the secret world of faeries and find out the difference between a pixie and a nixie, and what happens if you nibble on a piece of faerie food. A mischievous pixie named Pip invites you to tour the wonders of the feywild. Once you've entered faerie land, you may never want to go home again.
ISBN 9780786951406
Series Practical guide series (5 of 5)
Publisher Mirrorstone, 2009
Morris, Susan
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Practical guide to monsters, A
Find out how to trick a troll, whether vampires sleep and if you need to worry about yuan-ti. The spooky, unexpected and always fascinating world of monsters is showcased in this fantasy encyclopaedia.
ISBN 9780786948093
Series Practical guide series (2 of 5)
Publisher Mirrorstone, 2007
Hess, Nina (ed)
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Practical guide to wizardry, A
A fantastical introduction to wizards, including all the secrets needed in the first year of wizard training and magic. Beautifully illustrated and imaginative guide to all things wizardly.
ISBN 9780786950423
Series Practical guide series (3 of 5)
Publisher Mirrorstone, 2008
Morris, Susan
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3493
Prince Caspian: return to Narnia
Prince Caspian is in danger when his wicked uncle, King Miraz, decides to get rid of the young heir to the throne. In desperation, Caspian blows the magic horn, calling on Peter, Susan, Lucy and Edmund in Narnia's hour of need.
ISBN 9780006716792
Series Chronicles of Narnia series (2 of 7)
Publisher HarperCollins Australia, 2000
Lewis, C S
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4935
Probuditi
Calvin and his friends hypnotise Calvin's little sister, Trudy, and make her do lots of silly things. It is only at the last moment, before Mum comes home, that she snaps out of her hypnotic state.
ISBN 9781842707005
Publisher Houghton Mifflin, 2008
Topics / Year 5 easy reads /
Van Allsburg, Chris
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13688
Quest of the sunfish: Escape to the moon islands
When their father disappears, twins Will and Annalie set out on a perilous sea voyage to find him. They put their faith in a motley crew of runaways and a small sailing boat, the Sunfish. In a world transformed by a catastrophic flood, their ingenuity and friendships will be tested. Their biggest threat comes from the Admiralty, the all-powerful navy that rules the oceans. They're supposed to be the good guys but the deeper the Sunfish voyages into the Moon Islands, the more Will and Annalie realise that nothing is what seems.
ISBN 9781760290917
Series Quest of the sunfish NEW SERIES 2019 (1 of 3)
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2016
McConnochie, Mardi
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25185
Rapunzel's revenge
A fun reworking of the Rapunzel fairy tale that boasts a strong-willed, plucky heroine in an Old West setting. Expect oodles of hair-braid-lassoing as Punzie takes on the bad dudes and even finds the time to fall in love. Graphic novel.
ISBN 9780747587439
Publisher Bloomsbury, 2008
Topics / Graphic novels /
Hale, Shannon & Dean & Hale, Nathan (ill)
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Red samurai
Roxy is the White Warrior. She has a crush she is keeping secret, the school bully to deal with plus there is her older sister. Differences between Roxy and Elecktra are easily seen and sibling rivalry becomes a catalyst for what is to come, affecting the immediate family but also the ninja and samurai community. There is an enemy lurking and it soon becomes clear that the White Warrior is about to meet her match.
ISBN 9780732294540
Series Roxy Ran series (2 of 3)
Publisher HarperCollins Australia, 2013
Hall, Tiffiny
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Red wind, The
Every year, Zluty journeys to the great forest while his brother, Bily, stays to tend their desert home. And every year, Zluty returns with exciting tales of his adventures. But, when a devastating red wind sweeps across the land, destroying everything in its path, each brother must fight for his survival.
ISBN 9780670074037
Publisher Penguin, 2010
Carmody, Isobelle
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Remarkable secret of Aurelie Bonhoffen, The
Aurelie's family owns, runs and performs on Bonhoffen's Seaside Pier. They have been there for decades but a developer is working to have the fair and the Bonhoffen's removed.
ISBN 9781741660951
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2009
Abela, Deborah
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Return of the Indian
Omri can't resist bringing the small people back to life again. But, when the cupboard door opens, Omri finds Little Bull unconscious. As Omri tries to help him, he faces the terrifying responsibility of power , the power of life and death.
ISBN 9780380702848
Series The Indian in the cupboard series (4 of 5)
Publisher HarperTrophy, 2003
Banks, Lynne Reid
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3637
Return to Del
Lief, Bard and Jasmine must find the heir to the kingdom's throne. But the heir has been in deepest hiding from birth and only the Belt can reveal the hiding place.
ISBN 9781865046808
Series Deltora Quest series (8 of 9)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2000
Rodda, Emily
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Riddle of the Trumpalar
When two children want to save the Moreton Bay fig tree in their local park, they are taken back in time to colonial days.
ISBN 9781863884914
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2002
Bernard-Waite, Judy
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38134
Robe of skulls, The
All is not well in the crumbling castle high above the mountain village of Fracture. The sorceress, Lady Lamorna, has her heart set on a new, very expensive robe. To get the cash, she will stop at nothing, including kidnapping, blackmail and more than a little black magic. But she reckons without some heroic, gallant and wicked folk who want to stop her.
ISBN 9780744583618
Publisher Walker Books, 2007
French, Vivian & Collins, Ross (ill)
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Rogues, The: Accidental heroes
The devious Lord Rump and his granddaughter Duckling need a disposable boy, and Pummel, a farm boy looking for work in the city, fits the bill perfectly. Duckling is happy to tangle him in her grandpa's web, as long as Grandpa keeps his promise that this will be his very last Scheme. Lord Rump's intrigues take both children into the Strong-hold of Berren, where time has stopped. And before long they are entwined in a plot to kill the heir to the Faithful Throne. If they want to protect the Young Margrave, and save themselves from an awful death, Duckling and Pummel must learn to use the magic that no one believes in.
ISBN 9781760293529
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2017
Tanner, Lian
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Rondo 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 Rondo series (3 books)
Rodda, Emily
No book cover.
15459
Rowan and the ice creepers
Ice Creepers have begun to descend from the mountain leading to the harshest winter the villagers. Rowan and his party must decipher Sheba the witch's riddles that appear to him in waking dreams that are both exhausting and terrifying. Also known as Rowan and the Bukshah.
ISBN 9780060297800
Series Rowan of Rin series (6 of 7)
Publisher Greenwillow, 2003
Rodda, Emily
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3712
Rowan and the keeper of the crystal
Caught up in mystery and intrigue, Rowan must try to fulfil an ancient promise. Unable to know who he can trust, Rowan must be brave enough to face the terrors ahead.
ISBN 9781862915374
Series Rowan of Rin series (3 of 7)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2003
Rodda, Emily
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3713
Rowan and the travellers
Rowan is caught up in a web of intrigue and danger as he races against time to solve the witch's riddle.
ISBN 9781862915367
Series Rowan of Rin series (2 of 7)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2003
Rodda, Emily
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3714
Rowan and the Zebak
Rowan and his fascinating, new-found comrades decide to attempt a rescue, when his younger sister, Annad, is kidnapped by a fanged, flying grach.
ISBN 9781862915381
Series Rowan of Rin series (4 of 7)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2003
Rodda, Emily
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Rowan of Rin
Seven hearts the journey make. Seven ways the hearts will break ... The prophecy of the witch is like a riddle. A riddle Rowan must solve if he is to find out the secret of the Mountain and save his home. To the sturdy villagers of Rin, the boy Rowan is a timid weakling. Yet, incredibly, it is his help they need when the stream that flows from the top of the Mountain dries up. Without its water, their precious bukshah herds will die, and Rin will be doomed. The six strongest villagers must brave the unknown terrors of the Mountain to discover the answer to the riddle. And Rowan, the unwanted seventh member of the group, must go with them.
ISBN 9781862916357
Series Rowan of Rin series (1 of 7)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2005
Rodda, Emily
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Rowan of Rin series
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Series Rowan of Rin series (7 books)
Rodda, Emily
No book cover.
15019
Rowan of Rin: the journey
All five stories about Rowan of Rin in one volume.
ISBN 9781862915923
Series Rowan of Rin series (7 of 7)
Publisher Omnibus Books, 2004
Rodda, Emily
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9673
Rowan of the Bukshah
The witch Sheba has spoken, and Rowan knows he has no choice but to obey. The coldest winter in living memory is destroying the people of Rin, and he must do what he can to save them.
ISBN 9781862916395
Series Rowan of Rin series (6 of 7)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2003
Rodda, Emily
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Roxy Ran series
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Series Roxy Ran series (3 books)
Hall, Tiffiny
No book cover.
20586
Ruby Rosemount and the doomsday curse
Ruby Rosemount and her friends are off to Babylon to study magic at the Academy of Peace. But Ruby's Mum and Grandma have disappeared and a terrible Doomsday Curse has been invoked which may mark the end of the world. As Ruby tries to uncover who is causing the curse and how it can be reversed, she also tries to unravel her family's history. Her father may still be alive and Ruby wonders if he is behind the curse.
ISBN 9781862917378
Series Ruby Rosemount series (3 of 3)
Publisher Omnibus Books, 2008
Brownlee, Jodie
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72283
Ruby Rosemount and the magic carpet
The mail wind brings a letter from Granny McQuirky telling Ruby she'll find her special twelfth birthday gift in the attic. What Ruby finds in the attic is more than just special. It's a magic carpet that flies her to a strange and wonderful oasis, where she discovers the genie family that her mother didn't want her to know about.
ISBN 9781862915565
Series Ruby Rosemount series (1 of 3)
Publisher Omnibus Books, 2007
Brownlee, Jodie
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71461
Ruby Rosemount and the traveller's telescope
Ever since Ruby discovered she is half genie, she has been desperately trying to improve her magic skills. Granny helps by sending magic lessons on the mail wind but her mother forbids her from using magic in the house. But, when her next door neighbour, Mrs Pinkus, disappears through Granny's traveller's telescope, Ruby knows she has to use magic to get Mrs Pinkus back.
ISBN 9781862916241
Series Ruby Rosemount series (2 of 3)
Publisher Omnibus Books, 2007
Brownlee, Jodie
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Ruby Rosemount series
A wonderful blend of magic, mayhem and humour in this series about Ruby, who discovers she is half genie. 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 Ruby Rosemount series (3 books)
Brownlee, Jodie
No book cover.
41514

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Rules for stealing stars
Eleven year old Silly, the youngest of four sisters, is feeling ignored and lonely since their family has moved to her mother's childhood home in a desperate search for the peace her mother needs to stave off the sadness from her past. The house itself plays its part by sharing some of the family secrets through the power of magical wardrobes, each attuned to just a particular sister. However the wardrobes' powers are not always positive and it will take all four sisters working together to avoid the dreadful secrets from the past being repeated.
ISBN 9780062352736
Publisher HarperCollins US, 2017
Haydu, Corey Ann
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Runaway troll, The
Samuel Blink has a list of what not to do if you're bored in Norway and want to stay out of trouble. It includes not finding a one-eyed troll under your bed, not hiding the troll in your wardrobe, not lying about why there is a smell of cabbage in your room and not attracting the attention of the most evil troll of all time, the Betterer. Unfortunately, Samuel breaks all his own rules but, luckily, he has a loving little sister.
ISBN 9780370329888
Publisher Bodley Head, 2009
Topics / Year 5 easy reads /
Haig, Matt
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3741
Runestone
Oddo, the farmer's son, gets into trouble for doing magic and Thora, the spell worker's daughter, is teased because she can't. Using the power of runes to fix things seems like a good idea, but they discover there's more to it than they thought.
ISBN 9781865086897
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2002
Ciddor, Anna
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17478
Saving Arthur
Casey Cantrell's mother buys an antique grandfather clock but when Casey turns the clock's key, she is magically transported back to the time of King Arthur.
ISBN 9780734408716
Publisher Thomas C Lothian Pty Ltd, 2005
England, Kathryn
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18524
Scarecrow and his servant, The
An ordinary scarecrow, struck by lightning, comes to life. Jack becomes his faithful servant. As the scarecrow plunges them into terrifying dangers, Jack does not realises he's being followed by a family desperately wishing it had never happened.
ISBN 9780440863762
Publisher Corgi Books, 2005
Pullman, Philip
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3825
School of wizardry
Twelve year old Randal's apprenticeship in the School of Wizardry is marred when he realises one of the master wizards is using evil spells to destroy the school and gain supreme power.
ISBN 9780733616891
Publisher Hodder Headline Australia Pty Ltd, 2004
Doyle, Debra & Macdonald, James D
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35426
Secret history of Tom Trueheart, The
Tom's six older brothers go on dangerous quests in the Land of Stories. They are famous for the exciting endings they discover for the tales the Story Bureau assigns to them. When his brothers fail to return from their adventures it is up to Tom to find out why his brothers haven't completed their missions.
ISBN 9780192792372
Series Tom Trueheart series (1 of 3)
Publisher Oxford University Press, 2007
Beck, Ian
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6066
Secret of the Indian, The
After a terrible battle, many of little Bull's warriors are wounded. Omri has to get them medical help but he must also protect the secret of the Indian.
ISBN 9780380710409
Series The Indian in the cupboard series (5 of 5)
Publisher HarperTrophy, 2003
Banks, Lynne Reid
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23179
Secrets of Deltora
Doran, the Dragonlover, is compelled to undertake the great task of introducing the wonders of Deltora to travellers. Follow his expedition through the seven gem territories and gain an insight into Deltora's dangers, people and places, magic and monsters, creatures and customs. Keen readers may even uncover a hidden message.
ISBN 9781741692082
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2008
Rodda, Emily & McBride, Marc (ill)
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3893
Selby Santa
Selby is desperately seeking Santa, while trying to keep his extraordinary abilities a deep dark secret.
ISBN 9780732286798
Series Selby series (22 books)
Publisher HarperCollins Australia, 2007
Ball, Duncan
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Selby series
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Series Selby series (22 books)
Ball, Duncan
No book cover.
4952

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Serpents & werewolves: Stories of animal shape-shifters from around the world
Werewolves, talking snakes and cursed princes are the stuff of fairy tales. Stories that we have all heard and enjoyed but with a modern twist. Slimy, ugly frogs wanting a favour, playful sisters who tease their older brother, brides who cannot live with any secrets, and unusual household items that are best left untouched. Stories crafted to be read aloud and shared. Illustrated with simple silhouettes.
ISBN 9781472916341
Publisher Bloomsbury, 2015
Don, Lari & Greenwold, Francesca (ill)
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4207
Shadow forest
A giant log falls from the sky on to his parents' car and changes forever the lives of Samuel Blink and his sister, Martha. Don't tell Samuel that he is going to be a hero because he doesn't know it yet. Don't tell him he is going to Norway to live with his aunt and uncle beside a mysterious forest into which his loved, little sister will disappear. Samuel doesn't know any of this and it might ruin the book if you tell him.
ISBN 9780552555630
Publisher Corgi Books, 2007
Haig, Matt
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907
Shadow sister
Tao is learning to be a dragonkeeper but, with no one to teach him, there are dangers at every turn for him and his dragon, Kai. Tricks by unseen spirits, attacks by giant seven-headed snakes and a ghost who turns blood into ice, all test Tao to prove he is worthy.
ISBN 9781922179579
Series Dragonkeeper series (5 of 6)
Publisher Black Dog Books, 2014
Wilkinson, Carole
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12552
Shadowgate
The Four Sisters are poisoning Deltora and starving its people. Lief, Barda and Jasmine have found and destroyed the first of the Sisters. Now they must find the second hidden within the mountains that border the Shadowlands.
ISBN 9781865046143
Series Dragons of Deltora series (2 of 4)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2004
Rodda, Emily
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1409
Shadowlands, The
Awesome creatures are used by the dark lord as he tries to control the people in the Shadowlands. Leif, Barda and Jasmine must pass through these lands on their quest.
ISBN 9781865044262
Series Deltora Shadowlands series (3 of 3)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2002
Rodda, Emily
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Shifting sands, The
The time has come to seek the fourth gem, kept jealously by an unknown guardian in a barren wasteland. Separation, confusion and strange, terrible enemies await the three heroes in the harsh landscape of the Shifting Sands.
ISBN 9781741697742
Series Deltora Quest series (4 of 9)
Publisher Scholastic US, 2010
Rodda, Emily
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Shop at Hoopers Bend, The
Eleven-year-old Jonquil Medway is a girl with more than an unusual name. Quil's parents died in a car accident when she was a baby and she now goes to boarding school. She spends her holidays with an aunt - or at camp, which is where Quil is heading when she decides to get off early at a train stop called Hoopers Bend. There is something magical about the shop at Hoopers Bend, and it draws Quil and Bailey into an unlikely friendship as they join to fight to save the shop from developers.
ISBN 9781460753668
Publisher HarperCollins Australia, 2017
Rodda, Emily
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3990
Silver chair, The
Jill and Eustace must rescue the Prince from the evil witch.
ISBN 9780064471091
Series Chronicles of Narnia series (4 of 7)
Publisher HarperTrophy, 2002
Lewis, C S
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15159
Sister chick
The journey of a curlew in its migration from Siberia to Australia and a journey of a child from silence to speech.
ISBN 9781865089867
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2002
McDonald, Meme
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14793
Sister of the south, The
Lief, Barda, and Jasmine have defeated three of the four sisters left by the evil Shadow Lord to weaken and defeat Deltora. Now they face their biggest challenge yet, the Sister of the South.
ISBN 9780439633765
Series Dragons of Deltora series (4 of 4)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2005
Rodda, Emily
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28063
Sleeper and the spindle, The
On the eve of her wedding, a young queen sets out to rescue a princess from an enchantment. She casts aside her fine wedding clothes, takes her chain mail and sword, and follows her brave dwarf retainers into the tunnels under the mountain, towards the sleeping kingdom. This is a queen who will decide her own future. And, the princess who needs rescuing is not quite what she seems.
ISBN 9781408859643
Publisher Bloomsbury, 2014
Gaiman, Neil & Riddell, Chris (ill)
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Song for a scarlet runner
When young Peat is blamed for bringing misfortune to the local settlement, she flees to the marshes. There she is caught by a marsh auntie whose trade is stories that act as gateways, and Peat finds herself trapped in somebody else's life-and-death bargain.
ISBN 9781743313589
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2013
Hunt, Julie
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Song from somewhere else, The
Frank doesn't know how to feel when Nick Underbridge rescues her from bullies one afternoon. No one likes Nick. He's big, he's weird and he smells- or so everyone in Frank's class thinks. And yet, there's something nice about Nick's house. There's strange music playing there, and it feels light and good and makes Frank feel happy for the first time in forever. But there's more to Nick, and to his house, than meets the eye, and soon Frank realises she isn't the only one keeping secrets. Or the only one who needs help.
ISBN 9781408853368
Publisher Bloomsbury, 2016
Harrold, A.F. & Pinfold, Levi (ill)
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4126
Space pirates on Callisto
A sequel to, The cafe on Callisto, in which things go wrong on a camping holiday to the planet, Callisto, where everyone is happy and food is unashamedly revered.
ISBN 9780864614209
Publisher Koala Books, 2002
French, Jackie
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Spirit Animals series
Any two titles read from this series can be included as official Challenge books; up to five more titles can be included as your personal choice books. To see the individual book titles and their PRC ID numbers, go to the Series lists on the Booklists page, on the website. Or, you can search for a series name or the individual titles by using the Search function on the top left hand corner of the screen.
Series Spirit Animals series (8 books)
Various
No book cover.
21577
Spirit animals: Against the tide
The sun is shining in the Hundred Isles but the path forward seems crowded with shadows. Conor, Abeke, Meilin and Rollan have travelled across the world, seeking a set of powerful talismans to keep them from enemy hands. They have been hounded by pursuers, who always seem to know just where to find them. Now, they know why. One of them is a traitor. Before this mission is over, a deadly trap will close around them.
ISBN 9781743620021
Series Spirit Animals series (8 books)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2014
Sutherland, Tui T
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8848
Spirit animals: Blood ties
In Erdas, the spirit animal bond bridges the human and animal worlds. Conor, Abeke, Meilin and Rollan have this special gift and the grave responsibility that comes with it. But, the Conquerors are trying to destroy this balance by swallowing whole cities, in their rush for power. Meilin has set off into enemy territory with her spirit animal, a panda named Jhi. Her friends aren't far behind but the enemy is everywhere.
ISBN 9781743620007
Series Spirit Animals series (8 books)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2014
Nix, Garth & Williams, Sean (ill)
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15926
Spirit animals: Evertree, The
Once ordinary kids, Conor, Abeke, Meilin and Rollan discovered they had spirit animals, wise and powerful partners who granted them amazing gifts and a legendary responsibility. The team has travelled far, fought together, won challenges and lost friends. Before their journey ends, they must fight against an ancient enemy, breaking free from his prison. They have just one chance to win or the whole world will shatter.
ISBN 9781743620045
Series Spirit Animals series (8 books)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2015
Lu, Marie
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36375
Spirit animals: Fire and ice
The Conquerors continue to fight to take over Erdas. Only Conor, Abeke, Meilin and Rollan, supported by the gifts of their legendary spirit animals, have the power to defeat an evil takeover. In the cold North, the heroes arrive at a quiet village where not everything is as it seems. Finding the truth in this deceptively beautiful place won't be easy. The team is already out of time and the Conquerors are right behind them.
ISBN 9781743620014
Series Spirit Animals series (8 books)
Publisher Scholastic US, 2014
Hale, Shannon
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4753
Spirit animals: Hunted
In the world of Erdas, only a very few, including Conor, Abeke, Meilin and Rollan, can summon the animal spirit. This allows them to access more than human abilities. But, now, there may be a new force with selfish intentions that can create its own spirit animal. The four young heroes face a brutal confrontation against an enemy who will break any rule to defeat them.
ISBN 9781742839998
Series Spirit Animals series (8 books)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2014
Stiefvater, Maggie
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20516
Spirit animals: Rise and fall
Deep in the desert sits a beautiful oasis, ruled by a monarch unlike any other in Erdas. Cabaro, the Great Lion, reigns over a kingdom of animals, jealously guarding his golden talisman. No human has ever set foot in the Great Beast's territory. With the world crumbling around them and a ruthless enemy opposing their every move, Conor, Abeke, Meilin and Rollan must make their greatest sacrifices.
ISBN 9781743620038
Series Spirit Animals series (8 books)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2015
Schrefer, Eliot
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8512
Spirit animals: Tales of the great beasts
In the world of Erdas, four noble animals, Briggan the Wolf, Uraza the Leopard, Jhi the Panda and Essix the Falcon, sacrificed everything to protect their homes from the ambitions of a mad king. With a brave resistance of humans and animals, they gave their lives to protect the world from a threat more dangerous than any it had seen before, their own kind.
ISBN 9781743628812
Series Spirit Animals series (8 books)
Publisher Scholastic US, 2013
Mull, Brandon & others
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5697
Spirit animals: Wild born
Enter the world of Erdas, where every child who comes of age must discover if they have a spirit animal, a rare bond between human and beast that bestows great powers. A dark force has risen from distant and long-forgotten lands, and has begun an onslaught that will ravage the world. Now, the fate of Erdas has fallen on the shoulders of four young strangers, Conor, Abeke, Meilin and Rollan.
ISBN 9780545522434
Series Spirit Animals series (8 books)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2013
Mull, Brandon
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Star League 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 Star League series (8 books)
Harper, H J & Ziersch, Nahum (ill)
No book cover.
1016
Star League: Curse of the werewolf
Connor's having trouble fitting in with the rest of the Star League and when the group suspects a werewolf might be behind a savage attack, it only makes matters worse. As they search for the attacker's trail, they discover that the mystery werewolf may not be what he seems, and that his evil scheme may rob Connor of the very thing that makes him who he is.
ISBN 9781864718676
Series Star League series (2 of 8)
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2011
Harper, H J & Ziersch, Nahum (ill)
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4222
Stories to eat with a banana
Phredde is the phaery of grunge. She's tiny and ferocious, and when Phredde's around odd things can happen. Fun stories to read when your brain wants something light to munch on.
ISBN 9780207196836
Series Phredde series (12 books)
Publisher HarperCollins Australia, 1998
French, Jackie
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4223
Stories to eat with a blood plum
Another light-hearted, but scary, bundle of stories where Prudence and her best friend, Phredde the phaery, have to escape a grey fleshed, zombie librarian tending her blood-starved books and other unmentionables such as giant slugs.
ISBN 9780207197710
Series Phredde series (12 books)
Publisher HarperCollins Australia, 2000
French, Jackie
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4225
Stories to eat with a watermelon
Stories to Eat with a Watermelon is another bundle of stories about Prudence and her best friend, The Phaery Ethereal - Phredde for short.
ISBN 9780207197383
Series Phredde series (12 books)
Publisher HarperCollins Australia, 1999
French, Jackie
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4224
Story to eat with a mandarin, A
Prudence is invited by her father's distant werewolf cousins to their gloomy castle to hunt for some missing treasure. Phredde and Bruce accompany Prudence who is well aware that, if she fails, her father will have to take her place. The zombie librarian and the castle banshee makes a reappearance. This book is also known as 'Phredde and the temple of gloom'.
ISBN 9780207197819
Series Phredde series (12 books)
Publisher HarperCollins Australia, 2001
French, Jackie
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4257
Stuart Little
Mr and Mrs Little are delighted with their second son, even if he is a mouse. A fantasy about Stuart, the mouse, and his relationship with his human brother and parents.
ISBN 9780141305066
Publisher Penguin, 2000
White, E B
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1393
Sunker's deep
Sequel to Ice breaker. Sharkey was born and bred in submarines and has become a hero amongst his community. Tragedy strikes and he must decide how to proceed, does he and his fellow Sunkers help the Ice Breakers and work together to beat the Devouts.
ISBN 9781743435427
Series The Hidden series (2 of 3)
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2014
Tanner, Lian
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49867
Swan kingdom, The
Alexandra is a princess, albeit by her own description, a very plain looking one. She lives happily with the Queen and her three talented brothers but less happily with her father, the King. After her mother is killed by a terrible beast, Alexandra is banished to stay with her aunt and her brothers are exiled. Alexandra must find the inner strength to oppose her step-mother, restore her brothers and, thereby, heal the land.
ISBN 9780744529272
Publisher Walker Books, 2007
Marriott, Zoe
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397
Switchers
An Irish girl and her strange companion save the world from freak weather by using their ability to switch into animal forms.
ISBN 9780786813964
Publisher Apple, 1999
Thompson, Kate
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13117
Tale of Despereaux, The
Despereaux is a very small mouse who longs to be near the beautiful Princess Pea. Mouse law forbids any contact between mice and humans. When Despereaux lands in the castle dungeon, he must show enormous courage and ingenuity to escape.
ISBN 9780744598698
Publisher Walker Books, 2004
DiCamillo, Kate & Basil Ering, Timothy (ill)
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4415
Tale of Fontania, A: Knot impossible, The
Rufkin is left to work in a salvage yard while his celebrity parents go on an acting tour. Vicious cave lizards lurk in the mud, among rusting ship hulks saved for scrap. When Rifkin hears a small voice cry for help, he and his reluctant new neighbour, Nissy, are caught up in a perilous sea adventure. Rufkin, who suffers stage-fright, is suddenly centre stage as the only one who can right an ancient wrong and save the kingdom.
ISBN 9781776570041
Series A Tale of Fontania series (4 books)
Publisher Gecko Press, 2015
Else, Barbara & Broad, Sam (ill)
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46969

Hash
Tale of Fontania, A: Queen and the nobody boy, The
Hodie is the odd-job nobody boy at the Grand Palace in the Kingdom of Fontania. Twelve year old Queen Sibilla, worried about her lack of magic powers, decides to join Hodie when he runs away to better himself. An adventure full of friendship, greed and mystery ensues.
ISBN 9781877579233
Series A Tale of Fontania series (4 books)
Publisher Gecko Press, 2013
Else, Barbara & Broad, Sam (ill)
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97374
Tale of Fontania, A: Travelling restaurant, The
Aboard the mysterious sailing ship, Jasper encounters whirlpools, troublesome monkeys and hungry pirates on his quest to save the kingdom from the Provisional Monarch, Lady Gall.
ISBN 9781877467776
Series A Tale of Fontania series (4 books)
Publisher Gecko Press, 2011
Else, Barbara & Broad, Sam (ill)
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6537
Tale of Fontania, A: Volume of possible endings, The
Twelve year old Dorrity leads a quiet, peaceful life as the only child in Owl Town. When she unearths a magical book with five possible conclusions, none of the endings make sense. But, they are disconcerting and they all point to her, with dire predictions. Dorrity must face her enemies and find out who the strange boy is who has appeared in the Beastly Dark.
ISBN 9781927271612
Series A Tale of Fontania series (4 books)
Publisher Gecko Press, 2015
Else, Barbara & Broad, Sam (ill)
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18560
Tales of Deltora
Questions answered about where the Shadow Lord came from and who were the Masked Ones. The truth about the battles and bloodlines that forged the Deltora adventures are revealed.
ISBN 9781865048079
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2005
Rodda, Emily & McBride, Marc (ill)
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Tarin of the Mammoths: Clan of wolves
Tarin's quest to save Mammoth Clan seems increasingly out of reach. Badly injured while fleeing the savage Boar Clan, Tarin and the twins face certain death as the harsh Winter descends. But an unexpected refuge not only saves their lives but offers new friends, and Tarin finally realises his greatest wish. When Spring comes, will Tarin have the strength to leave and continue his dangerous journey?
ISBN 9780143309383
Publisher Penguin Books Australia, 2017
Sandhu, Jo
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2298
Terrible thing that happened to Barnaby Brocket, The
The Brockets are normal and respectable, and they hate anyone who is different. When Barnaby is born, he's certainly not ordinary. He defies the laws of gravity and floats. Barnaby is desperate to please his parents but he just can't keep both feet on the ground. The Brockets decide Barnaby must go. Betrayed and alone, Barnaby floats into the path of a special hot air balloon and begins a magical journey with extraordinary new friends.
ISBN 9780857531476
Publisher Doubleday, 2012
Boyne, John & Jeffers, Oliver (ill)
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The Hidden series
Any two titles read from this series can be included as official Challenge books; up to five more titles can be included as your personal choice books. To see the individual book titles and their PRC ID numbers, go to the Series lists on the Booklists page, on the website. Or, you can search for a series name or the individual titles by using the Search function on the top left hand corner of the screen.
Series The Hidden series (3 books)
Tanner, Lian
No book cover.
The impossible quest series
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Series The impossible quest series (5 books)
Forsyth, Kate
No book cover.
The Indian in the cupboard series
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Series The Indian in the cupboard series (5 books)
Banks, Lynne Reid
No book cover.
The Keepers trilogy series
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Series The Keepers trilogy series (3 books)
Tanner, Lian
No book cover.
The Warlock's child series
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Series The Warlock's child series (3 books)
Various
No book cover.
The Wombles series
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Series The Wombles series (6 books)
Beresford, Elisabeth & Price, Nick (ill)
No book cover.
24449
There may be a castle
On Christmas Eve, eleven year old Mouse, his mother and two sisters are travelling to his grandparents. It's snowing, visibility is bad, and the car crashes off the road. Mouse is thrown from the car and, when he wakes, he's not in his world any more. So begins a quest to find a castle in a world of monsters, minstrels, dangerous knights and mysterious wizards. There's terrifying danger but also more excitement than Mouse has ever known. But, as the cold grows, Mouse's quest becomes more important than ever.
ISBN 9781848668621
Publisher Quercus Children's Books, 2016
Torday, Piers
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15324
Third prince, The
When Princess Glori wishes for a charming prince and he doesn't turn up, she gets impatient and wishes again and again. Surprising things may happen.
ISBN 9780143301189
Publisher Penguin, 2004
Flynn, Rachel
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4466
Three Indian goddesses
Enter the magical and exotic world of Indian legends in these three modern stories, inspired by Hindu tales. There are temples, festivals, dancing, curses and battles, as well as three Indian goddesses, Kali, Lakshmi & Durga.
ISBN 9781406330953
Publisher Walker Books, 2011
Gavin, Jamila
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15759
Three Indian princesses
Discover the enchanting lives of three Indian princesses, Savitri, Damayanti and Sita, in these retellings of three Hindu tales. Enter the world of palaces, beautiful jewels, romance, jealousy, secrets and demons.
ISBN 9781406330960
Publisher Walker Books, 2011
Gavin, Jamila
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37064
Three loves of Persimmon, The
In the 1920s, Persimmon lives a solitary life, pouring her passion into the florist shop she owns in an underground railway station. Her only companion is Rose, a talking cabbage. Intriguing young men come and go but Persimmon has yet to find the love of her life. Beneath the shop lives an enquiring mouse, Epiphany. When Persimmon and Epiphany meet, life will never be the same again.
ISBN 9780143205012
Publisher Penguin Books Australia, 2010
Golds, Cassandra
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1108
Timekeeper, The
Two worlds, the real world and the one across the Barrier, are in terrible danger. Only Patrick can save them from destruction. The sequel to Finders keepers.
ISBN 9781862918382
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2009
Rodda, Emily
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43385
Tom Trueheart and the land of dark stories
The Trueheart house is busy - today Tom's older brothers are getting married and preparing to live happily ever after. But an unexpected wedding guest arrives. Someone who has decided that there will be no more Happy Endings. Tom must defeat the storybook monsters even though he is only the size of a thumb.
ISBN 9780192792136
Series Tom Trueheart series (2 of 3)
Publisher Oxford University Press, 2009
Beck, Ian
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Tom Trueheart and the land of myths and legends
Tom is determined to rescue his father, Jack the Giant-Killer, from the clutches of the dastardly Ormestone. But to do so he will have to overcome such terrors as the ferocious Norse dragon, an angry Cyclops and, worst of all, the hungry Minotaur waiting in the centre of the labyrinth.
ISBN 9780192755643
Series Tom Trueheart series (3 of 3)
Publisher Oxford University Press, 2010
Beck, Ian
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Tom Trueheart series
Fantasy novels involving fairytales. 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 Tom Trueheart series (3 books)
Beck, Ian
No book cover.
11425
Totally creepy
Nothing exciting ever happens in Glenville and Gemma is bored over her long summer holidays. When the new neighbours move in across the street, Gemma's life suddenly becomes very exciting.
ISBN 9780733311116
Publisher ABC Books, 2003
Simons, Moya
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15413
Tremada
Shiana helps a dragon, found injured in the forest behind her home, to find its way home, only to discover that he is the King of Tremada. War between the dragons and gnomes of Tremada is imminent. Shiana has an important role to play.
ISBN 9780143300854
Publisher Puffin Australia, 2004
Hoopmann, Kathy
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2942
Trophy of champions, The
The greatest pirate crews gather for an epic tournament of strength and skill. There is no silver or bronze, just gold, gold, gold for the winning team. Whisker has more on his mind than victory, he's on the trail of a fox.
ISBN 9780987461537
Series Pie rats series (4 of 6)
Publisher Daydream Press, 2014
Stelzer, Cameron
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12326
Truck dogs: a novel in four bites
In a far-off desert world, similar to outback Australia, evolution has taken a turn. It is inhabited by creatures covered in fur but with living steel panels beneath who gnaw on bones, sniff lamp posts and fill up on oil.
ISBN 9780670893331
Publisher Penguin, 2003
Base, Graeme
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18611
Truth about magic, The (School of magic 1)
At birth, each human child is bestowed a gift by the Faeries. Sometimes, these gifts cause their owners much inconvenience. Two children learn the value of their gifts when they are sent to the faery school of magic.
ISBN 9781862915404
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2005
Luckett, Dave
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Tuesday McGillycuddy series
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Series Tuesday McGillycuddy series (3 books)
Banks, Angelica
No book cover.
27734
Turners, The
Leo Lennox has a very disappointing thirteenth birthday and an epic problem. Rather than catching the eye of the lovely Lily across the library or hanging out with his buddy Jinx, or even just having a quiet evening with his father and annoying, big sister, Leo has grown a very uncomfortable, quite itchy tail and gained a craving for mice. Something is not right.
ISBN 9780734416629
Publisher Hachette Children's Books, 2016
Elliot, Mick
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29159
Turners, The: Camp freakout
Thirteen year old Leo Lennox has made a massive mistake. The secret that his shape-shifter ancestors have kept hidden for thousands of years is now in danger of being discovered. Leo insisted on going to school camp but he's surrounded every minute of every day by his classmates, including his secret crush and two terrifying bullies. Leo's about to find out just how much he still has to learn about transforming. But, when he discovers a fiendish plot, Leo realises that surviving camp is going to be the least of his worries.
ISBN 9780734416636
Publisher Hachette Children's Books, 2016
Elliot, Mick
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876
Two tales of Brothers from Ancient Mesopotamia
The ancient civilisations of Mesopotamia, located in what is now Iraq, Syria and Kuwait, produced the heroic saga, the Epic of Gilgamesh. Two tales tell of the mighty king Gilgamesh, two parts god, one part human, who rules Uruk. But, when his human side becomes cruel, his subjects beseech the gods for help. A wild man, Enkidu, is created to foil the king's meanness. In the second tale, Gilgamesh and Enkidu join forces to slay the ferocious Humbaba, part man, part bull, part monster, who terrorises the countryside.
ISBN 9780994234049
Publisher Christmas Press, 2016
Heffernan, John & Durack, Kate (ill)
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18415
Ulysses Moore: the door to time
A mysterious old mansion, a strange locked door with four keyholes and three adventurous, courageous and curious kids determined to solve the mystery of Ulysses Moore, who once owned that house.
ISBN 9780439774383
Publisher Scholastic US, 2006
Piemme, Edizioni
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Unlikely exploits series
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Series Unlikely exploits series (3 books)
Ardagh, Philip
No book cover.
4655
Valley of the lost, The
The hunt for the last stone and Lief, Barda and Jasmine journey to the Valley of the Lost where they have to confront the Guardian - one false move and they will be enslaved forever.
ISBN 9781865046792
Series Deltora Quest series (7 of 9)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2000
Rodda, Emily
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17416
Vampyre
I am Vampyre, feared and despised. I live in darkness. I long for light. From the depths of his dark vampyre world, a young vampyre boy reflects on his joyous childhood, compared with his current life and his longing to join the light.
ISBN 9781921529221
Publisher Walker Books Australia Pty Ltd, 2011
Wild, Margaret & Yeo, Andrew (ill)
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Vermonia series
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Series Vermonia series (5 books)
Yoyo
No book cover.
26307
Vermonia: call of the winged panther
Evil Lord Uro's soldiers have kidnapped and imprisoned Mel, far away from her friends and her home on the planet of Blue Star. Her friends pledge to find her and continue on their fated journey through the Turtle Realm. Their destiny has long ago been foretold in an ancient prophecy. Japanese Manga novel. Series best read in book order.
ISBN 9781406321463
Series Vermonia series (2 of 5)
Publisher Walker Books, 2009
Yoyo
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42774
Vermonia: quest for the silver tiger
The planet of Vermonia has fallen to General Uro's army. On Earth, four twelve year old friends have no idea that the time has come for them to fulfil an ancient prophecy. To save the kidnapped and imprisoned Mel Doug, Naomi and Jim need to release their own, true warrior spirit. Japanese Manga novel. Series best read in book order.
ISBN 9781406321456
Series Vermonia series (1 of 5)
Publisher Walker Books, 2009
Yoyo
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2770
Vermonia: release of the red phoenix
General Uro's reign of terror continues to spread through Turtle Realm. Doug, Naomi and Jim, are brought to a village, burning under Uro's evil command. Naomi must become one with her warrior spirit to help put out the destructive flames and free Mel who is trapped in a bubble. Japanese Manga novel. Series best read in book order.
ISBN 9781406321791
Series Vermonia series (3 of 5)
Publisher Walker Books, 2010
Yoyo
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18910
Vermonia: the Rukan prophecy
The battle for Vermonia continues and depends on the courage of four friends. Japanese Manga novel. Series best read in book order.
ISBN 9781406322637
Series Vermonia series (4 of 5)
Publisher Walker Books, 2010
Yoyo
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50907
Vermonia: the warrior's trial
The Blue Star Warriors enter the core of Xandan Island in a desperate attempt to protect the Pillar of Thunder. Jim and Doug must pass through the Lake of Wishes, where whatever they long for most will be used against them. Even with the help of their animal guardians, they may not be able to save the Turtle Realm from falling into darkness. Series best read in book order.
ISBN 9781406322644
Series Vermonia series (5 of 5)
Publisher Walker Books, 2011
Yoyo
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439
Victor's quest
Prince Victor of Serendipity solves some sticky problems like finding the princess. Fortunately, he is aided by his horse, Quince, who is smarter than Victor.
ISBN 9781862912861
Series Victor series (2 books)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 1996
Freeman, Pamela & Gamble, Kim (ill)
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1354
Voyage of the dawn treader, The
The Dawn Treader will take you places you never dreamed existed.
ISBN 9780064471077
Series Chronicles of Narnia series (3 of 7)
Publisher HarperTrophy, 2002
Lewis, C S
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3013
Warlock's child, The: Burning sea, The
There is no lower rank than cabin boy on the warship, Invincible. But, Dantar knows he is important because anyone who threatens his life gets turned into a pile of ashes. His older sister, Velza, is a shapecasting warrior, in a world where only men fight. Until now. Together, they must solve the mystery of broken magic and escape the dragon.
ISBN 9781925000924
Series The Warlock's child series (1 of 3)
Publisher Ford Street Publishing, 2015
Collins, Paul & McMullen, Sean
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Warlock's child, The: Dragonfall Mountain
Dantar is new to war and has much to learn, although he learns quickly. His older sister, Velza, is a warrior, striving to achieve in a man's world. Together and separately, they adventure and fall, racing to understand what's happening before a dragon, or more, decide their fate and that of all of those around them.
ISBN 9781925000931
Series The Warlock's child series (2 of 3)
Publisher Ford Street Publishing, 2015
Collins, Paul & McMullen, Sean
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4267
Warlock's child, The: Iron claw
The warlock, Calbaras, wants to revive the ancient, forbidden magic of dragons and his son, Dantar, is vital to his plans. Dantar is on the run in an enemy kingdom, unaware that he is so important. Worse, his sister Velza is now working for the enemy king.
ISBN 9781925000948
Series The Warlock's child series (3 of 3)
Publisher Ford Street Publishing, 2015
Collins, Paul & McMullen, Sean
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7187
Week without Tuesday, A
Strange things are happening to authors everywhere. They are disappearing and then returning in unexpected places, injured and disoriented. Tuesday's parents ban her from writing but Vivienne Small, the heroine of the books written by Tuesday's mother, Serendipity, sends out a call for help. Tuesday and her dog set out to fix the problem before the magical world and all the stories it contains are destroyed.
ISBN 9781760110376
Series Tuesday McGillycuddy series (3 books)
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2015
Banks, Angelica
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451
Werewolf knight, The
Feolf is a loyal knight who becomes a wolf on nights when the moon is full.
ISBN 9780091825942
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 1997
Wagner, Jenny
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4793
Which witch
Arriman the Awful, evil Wizard of the North, devises a spell-casting competition so he can marry the winner and produce an heir. Belladonna longs to be a fiendish hag and win the competition, but doesn't know how.
ISBN 9780330398008
Publisher Pan MacMillan, 2001
Ibbotson, Eva
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44583
Whisperer, The
Griff works in a circus and has a unique ability to hear the thoughts of others, without their knowledge. When the greedy circus master discovers his talent, Griff escapes, taking Tess and her collection of magical creatures. On the run, Griff hears a cry for help from a mysterious source he calls the Whisperer.
ISBN 9780732286675
Publisher Angus & Robertson (HarperCollins), 2009
McIntosh, Fiona
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24181
White Ninja
Roxy Ran is an ordinary girl who doesn't know anything about her ninja powers until she is confronted by school bullies. Jackson Axe introduces Roxy to the world of martial arts. Jackson and Roxy must find the Tiger Scrolls and unleash the powers of the White Warrior before the samurai do. In order to survive, Roxy must unleash her inner ninja.
ISBN 9780732294533
Series Roxy Ran series (1 of 3)
Publisher Angus & Robertson (HarperCollins), 2012
Hall, Tiffiny
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18701
Widow's broom, The
A witch's broom is left at a widow's house and it gradually takes over all the tasks. The people in the local village decide the broom is evil and needs to be destroyed. In response, the widow and the broom fight back.
ISBN 9780395640517
Publisher Houghton Mifflin, 1992
Van Allsburg, Chris
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22148
Wildwood
Life is ordinary for twelve year old Prue McKeel. That is, until her brother is abducted by crows and taken to the Impassable Wilderness, a dense forest where no-one's ever gone in, or at least returned to tell of it. Prue and her friend, Curtis, uncover a secret world, full of warring creatures, peaceable mystics and powerful figures with the darkest intentions. What begins as a rescue mission becomes something much greater.
ISBN 9780670075157
Series Wildwood trilogy series (3 books)
Publisher Viking UK, 2011
Meloy, Colin & Ellis, Carson (ill)
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Wildwood trilogy series
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Series Wildwood trilogy series (3 books)
Meloy, Colin & Ellis, Carson (ill)
No book cover.
464
Willow tree's daughter, The
Max escapes being made a king and marries Salizia, a tree dryad. Their daughter, Betony, has magic powers.
ISBN 9781864488562
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 1998
Freeman, Pamela
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15331
Wings
When her parents go away, Saffy is not at all happy about staying with her boring Aunt Joesa. Things soon become far from boring when Saffy's aunt begins to undergo a bizarre and life-altering change.
ISBN 9780734405081
Publisher Thomas C Lothian Pty Ltd, 2004
Chataway, Carol & Lee, Declan (ill)
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Wishbird, The
Oriole's beloved Wishbird is dying and she must leave the forest to save him. But in the City of Soulless there is danger everywhere. Can Oriole and Boy save Soulless and the Wishbird, or will the city's darkness prove too great even for magic.
ISBN 9780143307525
Publisher Penguin, 2013
Wang, Gabrielle
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4905
Witches, The
The scary, funny and imaginative tale of a seven year old boy who has a run-in with some real-life witches.
ISBN 9780141311395
Publisher Puffin UK, 2004
Dahl, Roald
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6340
Withering-by-sea
High on a cliff above the gloomy coastal town of Withering-by-Sea stands the Hotel Majestic. Inside the walls of this damp, dull hotel, eleven year old orphan, Stella Montgomery, leads a miserable life with her three dreadful Aunts. But, one night, Stella sees something she shouldn't have. Something that will set in motion an adventure more terrifying and more wonderful than she could ever have hoped for.
ISBN 9781460701904
Publisher ABC Books, 2014
Rossell, Judith
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1106
Wizard of Rondo, The
The fantastic world of Rondo can be perilous but Leo and Mimi know they can't keep away. They have to play their part in the continuing battle to keep Rondo safe from their deadly enemy, the remorseless Blue Queen.
ISBN 9781862917927
Series Rondo series (2 of 3)
Publisher Omnibus Books, 2008
Rodda, Emily
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12420
Wolfchild
In the lost land of Lyonnesse in 1099, Raw struggles to learn how to trust while Morwenna has to choose between friendship and rules.
ISBN 9780734404824
Publisher Thomas C Lothian Pty Ltd, 2003
Hawke, Rosanne
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12330
Wolfspell
The second book in the 'Viking Magic' series combining adventure, magic, fantasy and historical detail. Young heroes, Oddo and Thora, join together on a dangerous journey to foil a greedy neighbour and save their families from eviction.
ISBN 9781741140132
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2003
Ciddor, Anna
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4941
Wolves of the Witchwood
Hunted by Lord Mortlake, Tom, Quinn, Elanor and Sabastian flee for cover. The unicorn leads them into the darkness of the Witchwood, where they meet Wilda the witch. She seems to help them on their quest but they're not sure she can be trusted. Danger surrounds but there's no time to lose. The four unlikely heroes must find the giffin, the dragon and the sea serpent before it's too late.
ISBN 9781743624074
Series The impossible quest series (2 of 5)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2014
Forsyth, Kate
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37649

New
Wonderling, The
Have you been unexpectedly burdened by a recently orphaned or unclaimed creature? Worry not! We have just the solution for you! Welcome to the Home for Wayward and Misbegotten Creatures, an institution run by evil Miss Carbunkle, a cunning villainess who believes her terrified young charges exist only to serve and suffer. Part animal and part human, the groundlings toil in classroom and factory, forbidden to enjoy anything regular children have, most particularly singing and music.
ISBN 9781406370645
Publisher Walker Books, 2017
Topics / Displacement /
Bartok, Mira
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67847
Worlds next door
Let your imagination wander and wonder. Science fiction, fantasy, humour and horror feature in twenty-five diverse, short stories by well-known and new Australian authors.
ISBN 9780980777017
Publisher FableCroft Publishing, 2010
Wessely, Tehani (ed)
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Zoo of magical and mythological creatures, The
Twelve year old Zackary s a disappointment to his parents, the King and Queen of Zedge. He as failed with the Artists, the Scholars and the Knights so is sent to work reckoning cutlery and kitchen utensils. When Zackary stumbles across an adventurous job as sorcerer's assistant in the Zoo of Magical and Mythological Creatures, he must survive the most dangerous and destructive creature the zoo has ever seen.
ISBN 9780330424752
Publisher Pan MacMillan, 2009
Bowring, Sam
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