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100 remarkable feats of Xander Maze, The
Xander Maze loves lists and his grandmother is #1 on his list of People I Love Most in the World. But now that nanna has stage 4 cancer, can a new list of 100 Remarkable Feats really save her life? Particularly when his list contains difficult things like #2 Make a Friend and #3 Make a Best Friend. A funny and moving book about defying the odds, not accepting the unacceptable and one boy's unconditional love for his nanna. Usually read by students in years 9, 10 and above.
ISBN 9781460759455
Publisher HarperCollins Australia, 2021
Comber, Clayton Zane
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1000-year-old boy, The
Alfie Monk is like any other pre-teen, except he's 1000 years old and can remember when Vikings invaded his village and he and his family had to run for their lives. When he loses everything he loves in a tragic fire and the modern world finally catches up with him, Alfie embarks on a mission to change everything by finally trusting Aidan and Roxy enough to share his story, and enlisting their help to find a way to, eventually, make sure he will eventually die.
ISBN 9780008256944
Publisher HarperCollins Children's Books, 2018
Welford, Ross
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13 days of midnight
Luke Manchett is 16 years old with a place on the rugby team and the prettiest girl in Year 11 in his sights. Then his estranged father suddenly dies and he finds out that he is to inherit six million dollars! But if he wants the cash, he must accept the Host. A collection of malignant ghosts who his Necromancer father had trapped and enslaved! Now the Host is angry, the Host is strong, and the Host is out for revenge! Has Luke got what it takes to fight these horrifying spirits and save himself and his world?
ISBN 9781408337462
Publisher Orchard Books, 2015
Hunt, Leo
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13th reality, The: Blade of shattered hope
Tick and his friends are still trying to work out how to defeat Mistress Jane, but when there are 13 realities from which to draw trouble, the battle is 13 times as hard.
ISBN 9781742998381
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2018
Dashner, James
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13th reality, The: Hunt for dark infinity
Tick, Sophia and Paul have agreed to work with Master George as realitants, protecting the 12 realities from Reginald Chu and his desire for total domination of all the realities. But Mistress Jane, in her warped 13th reality, has other ideas. And when Chu decides he needs either Tick or Jane to fulfill his plans, the unlikely duo find themselves having to work together for the greater good. But what is it about Tick that has everyone, even Master George, determined to stop him?
ISBN 9781742998190
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2018
Dashner, James
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13th reality, The: Journal of curious letters
Early in the twentieth century, scientists interested in quantum physics made a momentous discovery. Now, 13 year old Tick has received a letter that invites him to solve twelve clues in order to stop reality from 'splitting at the seams'. Along the way, Tick has to face up to some of his biggest fears and suspend his disbelief. The obvious reward might be saving many lives, but the unexpected rewards include seeing how awesome his dad really is and making some real friends for the first time in his life.
ISBN 9781742994789
Series 13th reality series (1 of 99)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2008
Dashner, James
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Louis and Thomas are on holiday in Sarajevo, enjoying the privileges of life in a diplomat's family. But, when a bomb explodes and the heir to the Austrian Empire is assassinated, Europe descends into war. Louis travels to the front as a war correspondent. In northern France, he witnesses the war's first battles and the beginning of trench warfare. Louis' friends join the war effort too, with and against each other.
ISBN 9781743622476
Series Australia's great war series (1 of 5)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2014
Masson, Sophie
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When Australia supported Britain in its fight against Germany, young teacher Stan Moore was one of the first to join up, swapping the classroom for adventure in Europe. But the 11th Battalion was sent, with the newly formed Anzac Corp, to Gallipoli where Stan confronted the hard lessons of war. The conditions were dismal and death was everywhere. So, too, were times of humour and bravery.
ISBN 9781743622483
Series Australia's great war series (2 of 5)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2015
Murphy, Sally
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The artillery bombardment did not let up for days. How anyone, on either side, could still be alive, was beyond me. The stream of casualties soon turned into a river, a raging, flooded river. The 'cooee' call to arms takes Syd from the Mallee to the fields of France. As part of the mobile veterinary unit, his horses are trained for war but face new and deadly weapons. Battle-weary diggers, shipped from Gallipoli are joined by fresh recruits from home, are met by a formidable enemy at Fromelles and along the River Somme, in a year that will be forged in legend and memory, in the trenches and the conscription battles at home.
ISBN 9781743622490
Series Australia's great war series (3 of 5)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2016
Tucker, Alan
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The war in France rages in the skies, and support for the war in Australia turns cold. Alex flies high above the trenches of the Western Front, while a world away his sister Maggie finds herself in the midst of political upheaval. Somehow, both must find the courage to fight on.
ISBN 9781743622506
Series Australia's great war series (4 of 5)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2017
Gardiner, Kelly
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The planes kept flying low above them. The signal rang out and they surged forward through the smoke. Thousands of men screaming and yelling, their line was kilometres wide. Behind them came Monash's tanks, those huge, new mobile machines. They smothered the land, flattening the crops and then any wire left standing.
ISBN 9781743622513
Series Australia's great war series (5 of 5)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2018
Gleeson, Libby
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400 minutes of danger
Ten nail- biting, fast-paced short stories will both fascinate and terrify you. During each full forty minute count down, the dangerous situations play out right down to the last crucial moment. Find out who will live and who will die.
ISBN 9781760158798
Series Minutes of danger series (3 books)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2016
Heath, Jack
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47 degrees
Zeelie wonders if they're in danger. When temperatures soar to 47 degrees one hot summer day, 12-year-old Zeelie hopes the nearby bushfires everyones talking about aren't heading towards her family's new home. What will they do if the wind changes direction? What about their belongings and their beloved pets? And why hasn't her mum and brother returned from Melbourne? Nothing can prepare Zeelie for what's to come.
ISBN 9780143789079
Publisher Penguin Books Australia, 2019
D'Ath, Justin
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48 hours: The Medusa curse
International antiquities fraud and Computer Crime come together in Sydney. Can Jazz and Phoenix save their friend's father and themselves from some very dangerous people?
ISBN 9781743629765
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2018
Lord, Gabrielle
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48 hours: The vanishing
Jazz always wanted to be a detective, and now she has no choice! Her best friend Anika has been kidnapped over a 20 year old mystery. Can the annoying school rebel help her link the clues, within the first 48 hours?
ISBN 9781743629758
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2017
Lord, Gabrielle
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500 minutes of danger
Ten stories. Ten dangerous situations. Ten brave kids. Fifty minutes to escape.
ISBN 9781743816493
Series Minutes of danger series (3 books)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2017
Heath, Jack
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60 classic Australian poems
Australian poets have a wonderful way with words and their poems bring to life the iconic Aussie characters and unforgettable landscapes that are part of our Australian heritage. This is a collection of ballads and poems by some familiar, and not so familiar, poets, accompanied by attractive pen and ink sketches. Includes an index of poets and first lines, as well as interesting notes about the writers.
ISBN 9781741664140
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2009
Cheng, Christopher (ed) & Rogers, Gregory (ill)
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9/11 report, The: a graphic adaptation
The United States was completely unprepared for the shocking act of terrorism when hijacked planes flew into New York's twin towers on 11 September 2001. This ia a graphic representation of The 9/11 Report, which gives the background to the attack and analyses the response of the federal agencies involved.
ISBN 9780809057399
Publisher Hill & Wang, 2006
Jacobson, Sid & Colon, Ernie (ill)
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