Challenge Level : K-2 Challenge Level : 3-4 Challenge Level : 5-6 Challenge Level : 7-9

Star This title also appears on the 5-6 booklist.

ID Title Author  

10 little insects
10 intelligent insects, each with something to hide, are invited to a secluded island for the weekend. One by one, unusual things start to happen and they begin tracking a murderer.
ISBN 9780987109910
Publisher Wilkins Farago Pty Ltd, 2012
Cali, Davide & Pianina, V (ill)
Image currently unavailable

100 things to know about science
Find out about familiar and less familiar topics, from the Earth's magnetic poles to spider venom and black holes. Lots of facts and colourful infographics cover one hundred science topics.
ISBN 9781409582182
Publisher Usborne Publishing Ltd, 2015
Topics / STEM /
Frith, Alex & Lacey, Minna & Martin, Jerome & Melmoth, Jonathan
Image currently unavailable

101 ways to save the earth
This book deals with the fragility of our planet's ecosystem. Topics include household recycling, earth-friendly shopping tips, biodegradable products and links for further information.
ISBN 9781845079246
Publisher Frances Lincoln, 2008
Bellamy, David & Dann, Penny (ill)
No book cover.

13-storey treehouse, The
Andy and Terry have the most amazing treehouse in the world, with a bowling alley, marshmallow machine and a giant catapult. The fun and dramas they have together has to be read to be believed.
ISBN 9780330404365
Series The treehouse series (1 of 6)
Publisher Pan MacMillan, 2011
Griffiths, Andy & Denton, Terry (ill)
Image currently unavailable

1836 Do you dare: Fighting bones
In 1836, Irish brothers, Danny and Declan Sheehan, are inmates at Tasmania's Point Puer prison for convict boys. When tragedy strikes and the prison bully is on the rampage, escape is the brothers only chance to survive.
ISBN 9780143307556
Series Do you dare (6 books)
Publisher Penguin Books Australia, 2014
Laguna, S
Image currently unavailable

1854 Do you dare: Eureka boys
Henry lives with his father and sister on the Victorian goldfields. Still mourning the loss of his mother and baby brother, Henry helps his father mine their claim, hoping to strike it rich. But they can't afford a mining licence so are at the mercy of corrupt police. When Henry meets a new friend, he enters a world of politics, riots and rebellion that will lead him to Eureka Stockade, one of the defining moments in Australian history.
ISBN 9780143308454
Series Do you dare (6 books)
Publisher Puffin Australia, 2015
Matthews, P
Image currently unavailable
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
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2014
Masson, Sophie
Image currently unavailable
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
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2015
Murphy, Sally
Image currently unavailable

1915 Do you dare: Jimmy's war
Jimmy's Dad died two years ago and older brother Arthur is in Egypt preparing enthusiastically for battle. Twelve year old Jimmy is now the man of the house. As Mum's health is fragile, Jimmy is forced to leave school and become the breadwinner, scraping together barely enough to cover minimal food and the rent. When Arthur returns, badly injured, Jimmy's life gets even harder, although there's still time for football.
ISBN 9780143308027
Series Do you dare (6 books)
Publisher Penguin Books Australia, 2015
Clark, Sherryl
Image currently unavailable

20,000 leagues under the sea
The classic tale of an expedition to destroy a terrifying sea monster that becomes an undersea mission. It involves a visit to the sunken city of Atlantis in a giant submarine, the Nautilus, commanded by the mysterious Captain Nemo.
ISBN 9780590451796
Publisher Scholastic US, 1990
Verne, Jules
Image currently unavailable

26-storey treehouse, The
Having added a further 13 storeys to the original book, the treehouse now boasts a dodgem car rink, an anti-gravity chamber, a 78 flavours ice-cream parlour staffed by a robot and best of all a Maze of Doom.
ISBN 9781742611273
Series The treehouse series (2 of 6)
Publisher Pan MacMillan, 2012
Griffiths, Andy & Denton, Terry (ill)
Image currently unavailable

31 ways to change the world
An entertaining, colourful book containing scrapbook style images, illustrations and bits of information you would normally not even think about. We are reminded that change happens when we work together to make small changes. A great book to encourage children to get involved and make a difference.
ISBN 9781406327809
Publisher Walker Books, 2010
Taylor, Tanis
Image currently unavailable

39-storey treehouse, The
An amazing treehouse with new levels including a chocolate waterfall, a baby-dinosaur petting zoo, a not-very-merry merry-go-round, a boxing elephant called the Trunkinator, a disco with light-up dance floor, the world's scariest roller-coaster and a top secret 39th level that hasn't even been finished yet.
ISBN 9781742612379
Series The treehouse series (3 of 6)
Publisher Pan MacMillan, 2013
Griffiths, Andy & Denton, Terry (ill)
No book cover.

43 Bin Street
Kiko and Nattie are flies whose job it is to clean up after humans. When their house is occupied by Mrs Spick who has dangerous amounts of fly spray, they become flies with a mission.
ISBN 9781843627258
Publisher Orchard Books, 2005
Topics / Year 6 easy reads /
Michael, Livi
Image currently unavailable

45 & 47 Stella Street and everything that happened
The families and friends who live in Stella Street lead fascinating lives.
ISBN 9781865080901
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2000
Honey, Elizabeth
Image currently unavailable

52-storey treehouse, The
Andy and Terry's incredible, ever-expanding treehouse has 13 new storeys, including a watermelon-smashing level, a wave machine, a life-size snakes and ladders game, a rocket-powered carrot-launcher and a high-tech detective agency with all the latest high-tech detective technology. They will need all the latest equipment because they have to solve a big mystery.
ISBN 9781742614212
Series The treehouse series (4 of 6)
Publisher Pan MacMillan, 2014
Griffiths, Andy & Denton Terry (ill)
No book cover.
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)
No book cover.

65-storey treehouse, The
The amazing treehouse now has a pet-grooming salon, a birthday room where it's always your birthday, a lollipop shop, a quicksand pit, a time machine, and a television news centre, keeping you up to date with all the latest treehouse news, current events and gossip. Come on up.
ISBN 9781743533222
Series The treehouse series (5 of 6)
Publisher Pan MacMillan, 2015
Griffiths, Andy & Denton, Terry (ill)
No book cover.

68 teeth
Jack is fishing when he attracts something much bigger than barramundi. A crocodile has entered the river on his family's property and it's hungry.
ISBN 9780143301912
Series Aussie chomps (17 books)
Publisher Penguin, 2005
Moloney, James
Image currently unavailable

78-storey treehouse, The
The 78-storey treehouse now has thirteen new levels, including a drive-through car wash, a combining machine, a scribbletorium, an all-ball sports stadium, a high-security potato chip storage facility and an open-air movie theatre.
ISBN 9781743535004
Series The treehouse series (6 of 6)
Publisher Pan MacMillan, 2016
Griffiths, Andy & Denton, Terry (ill)
No book cover.
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)
Image currently unavailable