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5479
Cairo Jim amidst the petticoats of Artemis
Amidst the ruins of the ancient city of Ephesus, Captain Neptune Bone has unearthed an incredible relic which promises him supernatural powers.
ISBN 9780733616389
Series Cairo Jim series (10 of 18)
Publisher Hodder Headline Australia Pty Ltd, 2000
McSkimming, Geoffrey
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Cairo Jim and Jocelyn Osgood after the puce empress
A mysterious man inexplicably disappears mid-flight on the way to Shanghai. The strange object he thrusts into the flight attendant's hand leads Jocelyn Osgood, Cairo Jim and Joan Twilight on a search for a priceless, Chinese antiquity.
ISBN 9780340584453
Series Cairo Jim series (3 of 18)
Publisher Hachette Children's Books, 2002
McSkimming, Geoffrey
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Cairo Jim and Jocelyn Osgood in ascent into Asgard
While stopping over in Norway, Joan Twilight buys a rusty old hammer she thinks will interest her friend Jocelyn Osgood. They seek out Professor Snerdforst and discover the hammer is more than a dusty relic.
ISBN 9780733616365
Series Cairo Jim series (8 of 18)
Publisher Hodder Children's Books (Australia), 2003
McSkimming, Geoffrey
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Cairo Jim and Jocelyn Osgood in bedlam from Bollywood
Cairo Jim and his friends, including Valkyrian Airways flight attendant Jocelyn Osgood, must uncover yet another mystery of history when they become embroiled in the shooting of an Indian film.
ISBN 9780733612244
Series Cairo Jim series (15 of 18)
Publisher Hodder Headline Australia Pty Ltd, 2004
McSkimming, Geoffrey
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5483
Cairo Jim and the alabastron of the forgotten gods
A seemingly ordinary vase is stolen from the Greek Archaeological Museum by a figure swathed in mystery. But the vase, an ancient alabastron, holds a potent force that must not be allowed to escape.
ISBN 9780733616341
Series Cairo Jim series (6 of 18)
Publisher Hodder Headline Australia Pty Ltd, 2002
McSkimming, Geoffrey
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Cairo Jim and the Astragals of Angkor
The Astragals of Angkor, strange ancient carvings from Cambodia, are discovered in the Vaults of Abandonment, deep below the Old Relics Society in Cairo. Cairo Jim, that well-known archaeologist and little-known poet, must find out where they came from and why they are shown in such outrageous positions.
ISBN 9780733616617
Series Cairo Jim series (18 of 18)
Publisher Hachette Children's Books, 2007
McSkimming, Geoffrey
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Cairo Jim and the chaos from Crete
Jim and his faithful companions, Doris and Brenda, go underground to stop Neptune Bone and Desdemona the Parrot from finding the lost power of Knoss. They search for them in the labyrinth but discover more than they could predict.
ISBN 9780733612251
Series Cairo Jim series (13 of 18)
Publisher Hachette Children's Books, 2002
McSkimming, Geoffrey
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Cairo Jim and the lagoon of tidal magnificence
The kidnapping of the entire Turkish women's Olympic Tent Erection Team sparks an adventure which includes archaeological investigations by Cairo Jim and his off-beat team.
ISBN 9780733602955
Series Cairo Jim series (11 of 18)
Publisher Hodder Headline Australia Pty Ltd, 2000
McSkimming, Geoffrey
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Cairo Jim and the quest for the quetzal queen
Cairo Jim must solve the riddle of the sudden and unexplained disappearance of paintings of the legendary quetzal queen. The paintings are not the only thing to disappear, so has Fifi Glusac, contortionist and harmonica player.
ISBN 9781406305432
Series Cairo Jim series (7 of 18)
Publisher Walker Books, 1997
McSkimming, Geoffrey
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13545
Cairo Jim and the rorting of Rameses' regalia
A very exciting hieroglyphics discovery, in the Temple of Hathor at Dendara, sends Cairo Jim and friends off in pursuit of the secret of turning ordinary metals into gold.
ISBN 9780733612268
Series Cairo Jim series (14 of 18)
Publisher Hodder Headline Australia Pty Ltd, 2003
McSkimming, Geoffrey
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1028
Cairo Jim and the secret sepulchre of the Sphinx
When Cairo Jim, and his friends make the find of the century, a new enemy on the scene sets out to discredit Jim and destroy his hard-won reputation
ISBN 9780733605796
Series Cairo Jim series (9 of 18)
Publisher Hodder Children's Books (Australia), 1999
McSkimming, Geoffrey
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14483
Cairo Jim and the sumptuous stash of Silenus
Cairo Jim and his friends set out to stop Captain Neptune F Bone in his greedy pursuit to dominate the world's total gold resources, and to save King Midas's daughter.
ISBN 9781741635386
Series Cairo Jim series (16 of 18)
Publisher Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd, 2005
McSkimming, Geoffrey
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1029
Cairo Jim and the sunken sarcophagus of Sekheret
When Captain Neptune Bone disappears in the Red Sea while diving for a lost sarcophagus of a Pharaoh, Cairo Jim is called in to try and help find him in the dark and watery depths.
ISBN 9781406300215
Series Cairo Jim series (4 of 18)
Publisher Walker Books, 2006
McSkimming, Geoffrey
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Cairo Jim and the tyrannical bauble of Tiberius
Cairo Jim and his friends are sent to Rome to get to the bottom of an act of felony when a priceless and mysterious artefact, the Imperishable Bauble, is discovered to be missing.
ISBN 9780733616402
Series Cairo Jim series (12 of 18)
Publisher Hodder Headline Australia Pty Ltd, 2001
McSkimming, Geoffrey
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Cairo Jim and the xylophones above Zarundi
Jocelyn Osgood, friend of Cairo Jim, becomes embroiled in the theft of a priceless, royal tiara. She is thrown into a world of chaos and mystery in Zarundi, Africa.
ISBN 9780340622452
Series Cairo Jim series (5 of 18)
Publisher Starlight, 1995
McSkimming, Geoffrey
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Cairo Jim at the crossroads of Orpheus
In the dusty ruins of the ancient House of the Perfumer at Pompeii, astonishing discoveries are taking place. Long forgotten perfumes are being reinvented. But, when one of these whiffs of wonderment, believed to have legendary hypnotic powers, goes missing, it is up to that well-known archaeologist, Cairo Jim, and his friends to try and stop a rush of evil.
ISBN 9781741636093
Series Cairo Jim series (17 of 18)
Publisher Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd, 2006
McSkimming, Geoffrey
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Cairo Jim in search of Martenarten
Cairo Jim is in the Valley of the Kings, Egypt, on the hunt for the lost tomb of the Pharaoh Martenarten. The treacherous and devious Captain Neptune Bone is after the same priceless treasure.
ISBN 9781406300208
Series Cairo Jim series (2 of 18)
Publisher Walker Books, 2006
McSkimming, Geoffrey
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Cairo Jim on the trail to ChaCha Muchos
Cairo Jim, archaeologist and failed poet, discovers he is not the only one on the dangerour trail to ChaCha Muchos, a mysterious city deep in dark Peru.
ISBN 9781406300192
Series Cairo Jim series (1 of 18)
Publisher Hodder Headline Australia Pty Ltd, 2006
McSkimming, Geoffrey
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Cairo Jim series
Any two books from this series may be read as Challenge books; up to five more can be read as personal choice books. Go to the Series lists for individual book titles.
Series Cairo Jim series (18 books)
McSkimming, Geoffrey
No book cover.
12431
Call of the Osprey
When Tom offers to help the captain restore an old steam boat, he enters a world of blisters and barnacles, pirates and gun-runners, shipwrecks and sea creatures. As Tom works side by side with the captain, their friendship grows and strengthens.
ISBN 9781920731854
Publisher Fremantle Press, 2004
Jorgensen, Norman & Harrison-Lever, Brian
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1034
Callie
A reissue combining two books, Callie's castle and Callie's family. Callie's castle is already on the PRC booklist with ID 67. You can read Callie's family using the ID number 1034. Callie is an ordinary child living in an extraordinary old house. She is bitterly disappointed when she is just one month too old at twelve to be able to go to Denmark with her dad as no-one can afford the adult fare she now needs.
ISBN 9780732289218
Publisher Angus & Robertson (HarperCollins), 2009
Park, Ruth
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Callie's castle
Callie's Grandpa Cameron discovers a secret room in the roof of her house and it becomes her secret hideaway.
ISBN 9780207186240
Publisher HarperCollins Australia, 1994
Park, Ruth
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Cameras in Narnia
Detailed book of the making of the film, 'The Chronicles of Narnia'. A fascinating look at the process of film-making.
ISBN 9781869505806
Publisher HarperCollins NZ, 2005
Brodie, Ian
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Camp crazy
Daks and his mates are camping. No parents, just four mates alone with nature. But then they find a hidden camp. Is it the legendary Jungle Jim or someone much more sinister.
ISBN 9781922077998
Series Lightning strikes series (19 books)
Publisher Walker Books Australia Pty Ltd, 2015
Trewin, Trudie
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Camp croc
Camp Trib is legendary and Daks is finally there after years of waiting. So, too, are some wildlife smugglers. It's a jungle out there and Daks and his mates are in for an unexpected adventure at camp. Perhaps, they should be more afraid of the smugglers than the wildlife.
ISBN 9781921720031
Series Lightning strikes series (19 books)
Publisher Walker Books, 2011
Trewin, Trudie
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21346
Can we save the tiger
Tigers are big, beautiful and fierce. But, like many other animals, they are in danger of becoming extinct, with fewer than two thousand five hundred breeding adult tigers left in the world. But, the outlook is not all gloomy. Positive action is taking place to protect this threatened species as well as other endangered animals such as the bison, the Antarctic fur seal and the kakapo.
ISBN 9781406319095
Publisher Walker Books, 2011
Topics / Endangered species /
Jenkins, Martin & White, Vicky (ill)
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Cannily, cannily
Constantly moving, Trevor is always the new boy. His home is a caravan and school is a strange desk in an unfamiliar classroom. He has his way of coping, of fitting into each new place but this time it's different and things start to go horribly wrong.
ISBN 9780141305240
Publisher Penguin, 1999
French, Simon
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Captain Congo and the Crocodile King
An anthropologist is missing and Captain Congo is sent to find him. Danger and intrigue lie ahead, just what Captain Congo loves. Also lying in wait, to the dismay of his pintsized assistant, Pug, are mosquitoes, scorpions and the biggest crocodiles in Africa. Join the two heroes on an exciting adventure to find the missing professor.
ISBN 9781876288914
Series Captain Congo series (1 of 3)
Publisher Egmont Childrens, 2008
Starke, Ruth & Holfeld, Greg (ill)
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Captain Congo and the Klondike gold
Captain Congo and his sidekick, Pug, are off to the Klondike in the Canadian northwest to investigate strange happenings in the gold mines. Some say it's a ghost terrorising the miners, other say it's a Sasquatch. Captain Congo doesn't believe either reason and sets out to prove it, while dodging those who are trying to do away with him.
ISBN 9781921504273
Series Captain Congo series (3 of 3)
Publisher Working Title Press, 2011
Starke, Ruth & Holfeld, Greg (ill)
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Captain Congo and the Maharaja's monkey
When the Maharaja of Bekar dies suddenly and mysteriously, Captain Congo and his loyal penguin offsider, Pug, are sent to investigate. In India, they find the Palace of Rajputana teeming with intrigue. Powerful enemies are scheming against Prince Beki being anointed as the next maharaja. Pug goes under cover while Captain Congo races against time to unravel the villains' plot.
ISBN 9781921504044
Series Captain Congo series (2 of 3)
Publisher Working Title Press, 2009
Starke, Ruth & Holfeld, Greg (ill)
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Captain Congo 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 Captain Congo series (3 books)
Starke, Ruth & Holfeld, Greg (ill)
No book cover.
26342
Captain Cook and the Endeavour
Captain Cook was from a poor farming family and his ship, the Endeavour, was originally named the Earl of Pembroke. After their voyages around the world, both came to be celebrities in history.
ISBN 9781742031286
Publisher Black Dog Books, 2010
Lefroy, Mike
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Captain Cook's apprentice
When young Isaac Manley sailed from England with Captain James Cook on the Endeavour in 1768, no one knew if the mysterious southern continent really existed. During his three years at sea, Isaac witnessed floggings, huge storms, press-gangs and violent clashes as well as the tropical beauty of Hawaii and the wonders of New Zealand.
ISBN 9780143004820
Publisher Penguin Books Australia, 2008
Hill, Anthony
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18337
Captain Fact's human body adventure
Fantasy characters travel through the body explaining various organs and their functions. A fun and matter of fact look at the internal functions of the human body, both pleasant and unpleasant.
ISBN 9781405217699
Publisher Egmont Childrens, 2005
Knife & Packer
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22157
Captain incredible
Gentle giant Dan never puts a foot wrong in defence. But when his skipper is sent off, will Dan be brave enough to put on the captain's armband?
ISBN 9781405251655
Series David Beckham Academy series, The (4 books)
Publisher Egmont Childrens, 2010
The David Beckham Academy staff
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Captain Mack
Danny has a difficult time at school. The school bully picks on him and Danny's friend, Captain Mack, still thinks that he is a POW and wants to return home.
ISBN 9780702231070
Publisher University of Queensland Press, 1999
Roy, James
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Capture, The
It was bad when Jake found out his older brother was one of them. It was even worse when Tobias stayed in his morph too long. But nothing compares to the horror the Animorphs are about to face. Jake has a feeling he know where the Yeerks' new base is and how to get in. But they never figured that they might get caught.
ISBN 9780590629829
Series The Animorphs series (6 of 10)
Publisher Scholastic US, 1997
Applegate, K A
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26628
Car crazy
Step into the amazing world of cars. Check out the gadgets and secret weapons of the Batmobile and James Bond's Aston Martin DB5. Look at the fascinating history of how cars first started and dare to imagine the cars of the future. Find your favourite car in this book for car crazy kids.
ISBN 9781865048932
Series X-zone series (48 books)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2005
Topics / Year 6 easy reads /
Armstrong, Cindy
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18484
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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Care and feeding of a pet black hole, The
Stella Rodriguez learns the hard way that caring for a black hole can be a rather complicated thing. They are fantastic at swallowing stuff - all the stuff she no longer wants around, like scratchy sweaters and her brother Cosmo's annoying toy. More importantly Stella finds that she can get rid of other things, things that remind her of her dad, who died recently, things that remind her to be sad. It's gets even more interesting when the black hole accidentally swallows something far too precious to lose and Stella has to go deep inside on an epic, interstellar adventure to save her whole world. Who knew that have a pet black hole could be so much trouble?
ISBN 9781471170188
Publisher Simon & Schuster, 2018
Topics / Displacement /
Cuevas, Michelle
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Carnivorous carnival, The
The Baudelaire orphans are falsely accused of murder. On the run from Count Olaf, they disguise themselves in a carnival as entertainers.
ISBN 9780064410120
Series Series of unfortunate events (9 of 13)
Publisher HarperCollins US, 2002
Snicket, Lemony
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Cartboy and the time capsule
Hal Rifkind wonders why he can't have the easy life he craves - a room of his own, time to play video games with his best mate Arnie and most of all, surviving grade six. Instead he has to share his room with his twin baby sisters, is only permitted 15 minutes of video games on weekends and he has a year-long history assignment to complete.
ISBN 9781743314807
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2013
Campbell, L.A.
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Case of the getaway gold, The
Anna and Tim find the real thief of the getaway gold.
ISBN 9780207184079
Series Skinny mysteries series (3 of 6)
Publisher HarperCollins Australia, 2006
Ball, Duncan & David, Mark (ill)
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7736
Case of the graveyard ghost and other mysteries, The
At the cemetery, pieces of headstone have mysteriously been discovered, along with bizarre notes. When Anna and Tim stumble across a head, they prove that three heads are better than two and decide to get to the bottom of this deed.
ISBN 9780207200441
Series Skinny mysteries series (1 of 6)
Publisher HarperCollins Australia, 2005
Ball, Duncan & David, Mark (ill)
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Case of the midnight zappers, The
Tim and Anna's house has been zapped. A gang of graffiti artists have been painting houses in Possum Creek with the huge letters ""ZAP"". The obvious suspects are the local gang called the Zappers, but Tim and Anna aren't so sure.
ISBN 9780207184086
Series Skinny mysteries series (4 of 6)
Publisher HarperCollins Australia, 1994
Ball, Duncan & David, Mark (ill)
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1079
Case of the Runaway Bullet, The
A skinny mysteries book.
ISBN 9780207184512
Series Skinny mysteries series (5 of 6)
Publisher Angus & Robertson (HarperCollins), 1995
Ball, Duncan & David, Mark (ill)
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4660
Case of the vampire's wire, The
Anna and Tim help solve three separate mysteries. A visit to the museum, a night at the theatre and a dinner invitation all present mysteries that need to be solved.
ISBN 9780207200458
Series Skinny mysteries series (6 of 6)
Publisher Angus & Robertson (HarperCollins), 1994
Ball, Duncan & David, Mark (ill)
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1082
Case of the walkabout clock, The
Mrs Wagner's antique clock has gone walkabout. Clocks are not supposed to be able to walk but there seems to be no other explanation.
ISBN 9780207182976
Series Skinny mysteries series (2 of 6)
Publisher HarperCollins Australia, 2005
Ball, Duncan & David, Mark (ill)
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Castles
A totally creative picture book which will fascinate children. Thompson's imaginary castles will provide endless hours of enjoyment for the readers as they move from page to page.
ISBN 9780099439424
Publisher Red Fox, 2007
Thompson, Colin
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92150
Cat
Striking colour photographs of members of the cat family, both wild and tame. Provides information about cat ancestors, mythology, contemporary breeds, cats in literature, art and anatomy, feral cats and cat care.
ISBN 9780756606626
Series Eyewitness series (36 books)
Publisher Dorling Kindersley, 2004
Clutton-Brock, Juliet
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Cat mummy, The
Verity is devastated when Mabel, her adored cat, dies. School lessons about the Ancient Egyptians lead Verity to attempt to honour Mabel with an Ancient Egyptian mummification. Verity's mum died during childbirth and her dad and grandparents have avoided speaking to her about it, but now it is time to talk.
ISBN 9780440864165
Publisher Corgi Books, 2009
Topics / Year 6 easy reads /
Wilson, Jacqueline & Sharratt, Nick (ill)
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Cathy Freeman
A biography of one of Australia's most famous athletes and one of the books in the Young Achievers series.
ISBN 9781863918619
Publisher Heinemann, 1997
Dolan, Beth
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Cathy Freeman (Aussie stars)
Cathy Freeman's early career as a schoolgirl athlete and a Commonwealth Games representative for Australia.
ISBN 9781876400231
Series Aussie stars series (12 books)
Publisher Coolabah Publishing, 2001
McCallum, Grant
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18688
Catland
Having to stay with her Dad, his new wife and two stepdaughters when her mum goes to India is not as bad as Rose first thinks. Her stepmother is mounting a campaign against cats and a neighbour who has lots of them. Rose finds a solution.
ISBN 9780143302018
Series Aussie chomps (17 books)
Publisher Penguin, 2005
Starke, Ruth
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Cats in Krasinski Square, The
The cats in Krasinski Square once belonged to someone and so did a young girl whose family has been destroyed by war. Even as she and her sister struggle to survive amid the war's chaos, they risk their lives in a plan to help others.
ISBN 9780439435406
Publisher Scholastic US, 2004
Hesse, Karen & Watson, Wendy (ill)
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13333
Caveman bash
Ebro River, Northern Spain in 30,000 BC. Battle Boy's mission objective is to find out what happened to the Neanderthals. But, Battle Boy's mission doesn't begin well. His brother, Monty, has followed him into the Battle Book and they meet the fierce Cro Magnons.
ISBN 9780330403887
Series Battle boy series (10 of 15)
Publisher Pan Asia Publications, 2010
Carter, Charlie & Jeffery, Russell (ill)
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1111
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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4303
Cedar, seals and whaling ships
Explores the developing technology and economy of Australia at the hands of the new white settlers: whaling, sealing, farming, timber-felling, ship-building, exploring and transporting goods by land and sea.
ISBN 9781741750034
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2007
Nicholson, John
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21693
Celebrating Australia: a year in poetry
A collection of poems connected by many of the key days and celebrations throughout the year in Australia. It includes special days such as Chinese New Year, Harmony Day, Diwali, Ramadan and ANZAC Day, as well as important days like your birthday and the first day of school.
ISBN 9781925081022
Publisher Walker Books, 2015
Marwood, Lorraine
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43970
Certain death
When the circus comes to town, Poppy Fields and best friend Graham, soon discover that the certain death promised on the posters is no joke. With one person dead and the circus performers still in grave danger, the pair will have to work fast to discover who's firing the shots.
ISBN 9781406323726
Series Poppy Fields series (9 books)
Publisher Wakefield Press, 2010
Landman, Tanya
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42065
Certain music, A
In 1823, a young, lonely girl spends much of her time hiding in the Vienna Woods. She spies an old man, a composer, and they form an odd friendship which develops through their mutual love of music. A story of how she triumphs over difficult circumstances and how people can help each other.
ISBN 9781741663334
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2009
Walters, Celeste & Spudvilas, Anne (ill)
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Chariot charge
In 1400 BC, the most famous chariot battle occurred between the Hittities and the Egyptian Pharaoh Ramses II. Mission objectives include discovering who wins the Battle of Kadesh and the location of the tomb of Prince Awutali, and the priceless treasure that was buried with him.
ISBN 9780330425889
Series Battle boy series (8 of 15)
Publisher Pan MacMillan, 2010
Carter, Charlie & Jeffery, Russell (ill)
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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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Charlie and the karaoke cockroaches
"I didn't want the exterminator to be flattened by a flying sink. I just wanted a home for the cockroaches." Charlie is thrown into an adventure when his new friend Vivien hands him a mysterious box and makes him swear to look after it no matter what
ISBN 9781743548448
Publisher Pan MacMillan, 2017
Brough, Alan
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Charlie Carver stacks it
Quirky tales and scientific principles are included in the bizarre disasters that befall the Carver family.
ISBN 9780091832964
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 1997
Stiller, Laurie
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Charlotte and the starlet
Charlotte is a thirteen year old girl with aspirations of joining the Junior Olympic Equestrian Squad. She loves riding and knows she is good but nothing has prepared her for the dirty tricks that other competitors have up their sleeves.
ISBN 9781741661248
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2007
Warner, Dave
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Charlotte's web
Charlotte, the spider, spins messages in her web to help save her friend, Wilbur, the pig.
ISBN 9780140301854
Publisher Puffin USA, 1973
White, E B
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Chasing the break
Every year at Sandhurst School, the students compete to be the school's Sporting Legend, as the best out of eight sports. It is time to find out the legend of the surf: Mitchell Grady, the new boy, or Travis Fisk, the school bully.
ISBN 9781921167898
Series Legends (including Anniversary & League of) series (1 of 19)
Publisher Black Dog Books, 2007
Panckridge, Michael
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75725
Chaucer's Canterbury tales
Nine classic tales of Chaucer, including The Knight, the Miller, the Reeve, the Wife of Bath, the Franklin, the Clerk, the Summoner, the Pardoner and the Nun's Priest, are presented in comic style format. Chaucer is also represented as a character, who greets and farewells the readers.
ISBN 9780744570076
Publisher Walker Books, 2007
Williams, Marcia
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Chelonia Green: champion of turtles
Michelle, alias Chellie, (Chelonia is the scientific name for the green turtle), lives with her parents on a remote island off the coast of Queensland. When a cherished loggerhead turtle dies after being choked by a carelessly discarded fishing line, Chellie sets out on a clean-up campaign, using some very effective letter writing and emailing.
ISBN 9781741751710
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2008
Mattingley, Christobel
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Chess nuts
Jackson is sporty and popular. Anna is number one in the school chess squad. These two will have to get along once the game changes. Includes schoolyard banter.
ISBN 9780143304708
Publisher Puffin Australia, 2010
Lawrinson, Julia
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10869
Chewing-gum kid, The
Simon Bright has a feeling that this week is going to be different and he's right. After the discovery of the Super-Gum, his life changes.
ISBN 9780143300052
Series Aussie bites (84 books)
Publisher Penguin, 2002
Dawe, Bruce
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Chicken Stu
Stu is a wuss, a weakling, a soft city kid. His cousins are tough farm kids who are daredevils. When Stu is packed off to the country for the summer, he has to face the dangers that lurk behind every tree, demonic lambs, yabby-infested tanks and, worst of all, his cousins.
ISBN 9781741695564
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2010
Luff, Nathan
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Chickpea
Hooman, a young Iranian Australian boy, lives with his widower father and irritating younger sister, Mina. His pet hen, Chickpea, becomes broody over a clutch of infertile eggs and refuses to leave the nest.
ISBN 9781863886420
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 1998
Syme, Marguerite Hann
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Child of the cloud
Deep in the heart of Aladrya stands a mighty mountain. Rising high above the clouds, its rocky crags and windswept cliffs are home to four species of birds. With only three days left until the full moon feast, Whisker's rescue mission hangs in the balance. Even if he can reach the mountain alive, he still has to outwit and out-fly the dreaded birds of prey.
ISBN 9780987461544
Series Pie rats series (5 of 6)
Publisher Daydream Press, 2016
Cameron Stelzer
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Child's dreaming
Kevin Gilbert is an Aboriginal artist and poet and his poems focus on the Australian outback, in particular, the fauna.
ISBN 9780947062972
Publisher Hyland House, 1992
Gilbert, Kevin
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Child's introduction to ballet, A
Experience dance in a whole new way by listening to the accompanying CD while reading about the history of ballet and its most famous dancers, composers and choreographers. Find out about the different ballet steps and positions, and read the wonderful stories of the world's greatest ballets.
ISBN 9780733323447
Publisher ABC Books, 2007
Lee, Laura & Hamilton, Meredith (ill)
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Children of the king, The
Cecily, Jeremy and a young refugee, May, have been sent to live with Uncle Peregrine in the country, safe from the war in London. But, when Cecily and May find two mysterious boys hiding out in a nearby castle ruin, and Jeremy runs away to London to help in the war effort, several destinies come together to make an extraordinary adventure.
ISBN 9780670076130
Publisher Penguin, 2012
Hartnett, Sonya
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Children of the new forest, The
Cavaliers and Roundheads battle it out in the turbulent setting of the English Civil war, providing the background for this classic tale of four orphans trying to survive in the forest.
ISBN 9781853261107
Publisher Wordsworth Editions Ltd, 2002
Marryatt, Captain F
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Children's treasury of Milligan, A
A rare and delightful collection of Spike Milligan's humour for children that includes 'Best of silly verse for kids', 'Milliganisms' and more.
ISBN 9781852278915
Publisher Viking UK, 2001
Topics / Year 5 easy reads /
Milligan, Spike
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Chimpanzee book: apes like us, The
They look cute and cuddly but don't underestimate them. Our closest living, animal relatives use tools to hunt, can hold a grudge and even use computers to communicate.
ISBN 9781742030746
Publisher Black Dog Books, 2009
Litchfield, Carla
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China: everything you ever wanted to know
Which emperor built a giant palace under the ground? Why is the fourth floor missing from many Chinese buildings? How would you like to snack on deep-fried scorpions?
ISBN 9781743214268
Series Not-for-parents series (8 books)
Publisher Lonely Planet Publications, 2012
Forbes, Scott
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Chinese Calendar Tales series
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Series Chinese Calendar Tales series (8 books)
Brennan, Sarah
No book cover.
18456
Chocolate wishes
Lulu scales new heights with her enchanted recipe book and now is challenged by an international arch villain.
ISBN 9781843626893
Series Lulu Baker trilogy series (3 of 3)
Publisher Orchard Books, 2005
Dunbar, Fiona
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Chook called Harry, A
There are ten chooks in the chook house and Chris collects the eggs every day. When his favourite chook, Happy Harry, stops laying, Chris's Dad says that she's not pulling her weight and will have to go. Chris must work out a way to save her. Some derogatory language used in context.
ISBN 9780143303473
Series Aussie bites (84 books)
Publisher Puffin Australia, 2009
Gwynne, Phillip & Denton, Terry (ill)
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Christian the lion
Two young Australian men, Ace and John, who were living in London in the swinging 60s, bought themselves a real lion cub from Harrods department store. This book follows their journey to raise a lion cub in a big city and then attempt to return him to the wild, with the support of famed lion expert, George Adamson.
ISBN 9781862309562
Publisher Random House Children's Books, 2009
Bourke, Anthony & Rendall, John & Knowles, Ruth (adapt)
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Christina's Matilda
Most people know the words to the song Waltzing Matilda and that it was written by the poet Banjo Paterson. But, not many know the origin of the tune. In 1885, Christina Macpherson played an old Scottish marching tune and Banjo Paterson, who was visiting the family, liked it and wrote words to accompany the music. Banjo and the song became famous but Christina's role was forgotten until the 1970s.
ISBN 9781921479878
Publisher IP (Interactive Publications Pty Ltd), 2011
Wignell, Edel & Botte, Elizabeth (ill)
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Christine Anu (Aussie stars)
Christine Anu's life begins in the Torres Strait Islands and leads to her rise in the world of music.
ISBN 9781876400255
Series Aussie stars series (12 books)
Publisher Coolabah Publishing, 2001
McCallum, Grant
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Chronicles of Avonlea
In the sea-sprayed town of Avonlea, there were wonderful stories. There was the case of Ludovic Speed, who wouldn't propose to the woman he had courted for fifteen years until Anne devised a plan to ""speed"" him up.
ISBN 9780553213782
Series Anne of Green Gables series (9 of 10)
Publisher Laurel Leaf, 1988
Montgomery, L M
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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
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Series Chronicles of Narnia series (7 books)
Lewis, C S
No book cover.
4970

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Chronologica: Incredible years that defined history, The
Chronologica is an informative and entertaining glimpse into history, beautifully illustrated and full of incredible facts. This book has a combination of both major and lessor known historical events, ranging from Napoleon Bonaparte, the first emperor of France, to Adolphe Sax, who patented the Saxophone. Chronologica is full of facts and figures, and will entertain history buffs and inspire some new ones.
ISBN 9781472932945
Publisher Bloomsbury, 2016
Bloomsbury & Powell, Debbie (ill) & Hancher, Adam (ill)
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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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Circle
Each year, bar-tailed godwits undertake the longest migration of any bird. They fly from Australia and New Zealand to their breeding grounds in the Arctic, and then back again. The godwits follow invisible pathways that have been followed for thousands of years, while braving hunger and treacherous conditions to reach their destination.
ISBN 9781406338010
Publisher Walker Books, 2016
Baker, Jeannie
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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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Clarice Bean spells trouble
Clarice Bean is a vital, entertaining young girl. She relates to our problems and enthralls us with her exploits and the way she faces life with a delightful wit and faces challenges head-on.
ISBN 9780763629038
Series Clarice Bean storybook series (6 of 3)
Publisher Candlewick Press, 2006
Topics / Year 5 easy reads /
Child, Lauren
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Clarice Bean storybook series
Spunky 12-year-old Clarice Bean Tuesday and her adventures at home and at school! 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 Clarice Bean storybook series (3 books)
Child, Lauren
No book cover.
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Clarice Bean, don't look now
There seems to be an awful lot in Clarice's life to worry about and when she finds herself unable to sleep at night, she devises a Worst Worries list. But Clarice soon realises that your worst worry is the worry you haven't even thought to worry about.
ISBN 9781846160493
Series Clarice Bean storybook series (7 of 3)
Publisher Orchard Books, 2006
Topics / Year 5 easy reads /
Child, Lauren
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Clean break
Em and her siblings are devastated by their dad's departure. Em escapes to a fantasy world with the help of a reindeer glove puppet.
ISBN 9780385608350
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2005
Wilson, Jacqueline & Sharrat, Nick (ill)
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Clearheart
Ella is the Clearheart, part human and part magical. She is striving to learn how to fly so she can win the skateboarding championship, but the Duke has a dastardly plan to invade Magus which Ella must foil.
ISBN 9781741694673
Series Flitterwig series (2 of 3)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2009
Cullen, Edrei
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Clearing the pack
Every year, the students compete to be the school's Sporting Legend - the best out of eight sports. The first round was surfing, then cricket, tennis - now the sport is football.
ISBN 9781921167928
Series Legends (including Anniversary & League of) series (4 of 19)
Publisher Black Dog Books, 2007
Panckridge, Michael
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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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Cleopatra: escape down the Nile
Cleopatra is in hiding, having fled the city in fear of losing her life. The young girl is uncertain of her future until she finally receives news from home and realises her time has come to face her enemies and take her place as Queen of Egypt.
ISBN 9781406310337
Series Before they were famous series (1 of 6)
Publisher Walker Books, 2008
Corby, Caroline
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Climate change
Find out what's being done to stop pollution harming life on earth, why rising sea levels mean maps will need to be redrawn and how dramatic changes are affecting the weather, the environment and our way of life. Includes stunning photographs, charts, maps, web links and a glossary of terms.
ISBN 9781405329699
Series Eyewitness series (36 books)
Publisher Dorling Kindersley, 2008
Woodward, John
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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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Coat, The
The Coat stood in a paddock at the end of a row of strawberries. It was buttoned up tight, stuffed full of straw and it was angry. It recognises itself as a top-of-the-line coat and feels wasted as a scarecrow. When a gust of wind fills the arm of the scarecrow, a man walking along the path thinks it's waving. The man puts on the coat and a magical adventure begins.
ISBN 9781741146059
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2012
Hunt, Julie & Brooks, Ron (ill)
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Coco Banjo and the super wow surprise
YIPPEE! It's the holidays! Time for glorious summer days and fun with friends. Coco's mum is still travelling, but she arranges the BEST surprises. One surprise is in a box delivered by Coco's best friend, N. The next surprise is an invention called the Skip Back Machine. What does it do? And the biggest surprise is tickets to a concert by Coco's favourite pop star, Prince Louis!But . . . what if N isn't allowed to go? Coco has a big decision to make . . .
ISBN 9780857987372
Series Coco Banjo series NEW SERIES 2018 (3 books)
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2016
Gemmell, N J
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Coco Banjo has been unfriended
It's time for the school camp and some spectacular Coco-licious adventures! But two problems could ruin everything... Jay Page is hiding his pet rat in his bag. Worse, Coco's best friend N wants to join Belle's group. Has Coco been unfriended? Can Mrs Trample really ban Coco from the disco? Could this camp get any worse? Coco needs an amazing plan to make things right. Maybe the Prime Minister can help!
ISBN 9780857987358
Series Coco Banjo series NEW SERIES 2018 (3 books)
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2015
Gemmell, N J
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Coco Banjo is having a yay day
Coco Banjo to the recue! Coco Banjo loves her life. She sleeps in a tiger onesie, wears her mum's diamonds just because she can, and has dolphins and penguins as friends. Today Coco is planning a Yay Day of fun on her secret island home in the middle of Sydney Harbour. But wait, what is that secret signal? Oh no, Narianna (also known as N) is being bullied! Coco sets off for school to rescue her. But when cranky school principal Miss Trample sees Coco's school uniform (customised, thank you very much), Coco might be in even more trouble than her best friend. How will she get out of this one?
ISBN 9780857987334
Series Coco Banjo series NEW SERIES 2018 (3 books)
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2015
Gemmell, N J
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Coco Banjo series NEW SERIES 2018
Any two titles read from this series can be included as official Challenge books; up to five more titles can be included as your personal choice books. To see the individual book titles and their PRC ID numbers, go to the Series lists on the Booklists page, on the website. Or, you can search for a series name or the individual titles by using the Search function on the top left hand corner of the screen.
Series Coco Banjo series NEW SERIES 2018 (3 books)
Gemmell, N J
No book cover.
13214
Code name Mr Right
Penelope, known as Snot, thinks she has found the perfect man for her mum. Some strong language used in context.
ISBN 9780734405944
Series Code name series (1 of 3)
Publisher Thomas C Lothian Pty Ltd, 2004
Harvey, Jacqueline
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Code name series
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Series Code name series (3 books)
Harvey, Jacqueline
No book cover.
17473
Code name: rescue
Penny takes her friend Kimi with her to visit her Dad and his girlfriend in Japan. During their trip, the girls each receive a strange and magical doll, a Daruma. Some strong language used in context.
ISBN 9780734407610
Series Code name series (3 of 3)
Publisher Thomas C Lothian Pty Ltd, 2005
Harvey, Jacqueline
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Code name: unwanted
Penelope is thrilled her mum has married her perfect man. But mum and the new step-dad have some surprises in store for Penelope that might not be so pleasant. Some strong language used in context.
ISBN 9780734406743
Series Code name series (2 of 3)
Publisher Thomas C Lothian Pty Ltd, 2004
Harvey, Jacqueline
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Coding for beginners using Python
Coding for Beginners using Python incorporates the language, font and layout used in computer coding. It is a step-by-step instructional guide for getting started in the world of coding, and for creating games, drawings and more. This guide includes a helpful glossary, which is fantastic to explain some of the uncommon words used in coding. It also includes guides, and extra help and downloads that are available through the online links provided.
ISBN 9781409599340
Publisher Usborne Publishing Ltd, 2017
Stowell, Louie & Devolle, John (ill)
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Coding projects with Scratch made easy
Get ready to learn a whole new language: computer coding. Teach yourself how to create your own computer projects using this Scratch programming workbook. Perfect for beginners, with easy-to-understand, engaging instructions and no complicated jargon.
ISBN 9781740331852
Publisher Penguin Books Australia, 2017
Topics / STEM /
Setford, Steve & Woodcock, Jon
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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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Colonial life 1851-1900
Explore the fascinating story of Australia, from its ancient Indigenous past to the present day, through the biographies of significant people. Find out how these people brought important changes to Australian society through their knowledge, actions or achievements.
ISBN 9781420266191
Series Significant people in Australia's history series (4 of 9)
Publisher Macmillan Education Australia Pty Ltd, 2009
Barrett, Rees
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Colour graffix series
Pacy, exciting stories set in full colour comic-style layouts, with football (soccer) focus. 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 Colour graffix series (4 books)
Various
No book cover.
47444
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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Coming home
Gemma watches her dad as he sits alone in his tangled garden. She doesn't understand why he seems so sad. Gemma's dad is experiencing depression and Gemma wonders what she might be able to do to help him.
ISBN 9781921633775
Publisher Wombat Books, 2012
McGuiness, Sharon & Melville, Shannon (ill)
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Complete adventures of Blinky Bill
Discover an Australian classic, Blinky Bill and his wonderful adventures.
ISBN 9780732284343
Publisher Angus & Robertson (HarperCollins), 2009
Wall, Dorothy
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Complete adventures of Snugglepot and Cuddlepie, The
Snugglepot and Cuddlepie feature in this Australian classic. They are two gumnut babies who live in the bush and have adventures with their bush friends and the big bad Banksia men.
ISBN 9780207167300
Publisher HarperCollins Australia, 1990
Gibbs, May
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Composer is dead, The
In this perplexing murder mystery, everyone has a motive, everyone has an alibi and nearly everyone is a musical instrument. But, the composer is still dead. Join the inspector as he interrogates all the unusual suspects. Hear what happened on that fateful evening by listening to the accompanying CD, featuring author, Lemony Snicket, and Nathaniel Stookey's music performed by the San Francisco Symphony.
ISBN 9780061236273
Publisher HarperCollins US, 2009
Snicket, Lemony & Stookey, Nathaniel (music)
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Con-nerd
Connor is under extreme pressure. At home, his mother has his future planned so as to bring honour to the family. This means a selective high school, with coaching after school to pass the tests, and then a career as a doctor. Anything less is unthinkable, including Connor's real talent of drawing manga style characters and making his own comic books. Then, there's his classmates' perception that he's a nerd.
ISBN 9780143304869
Publisher Puffin Australia, 2011
Phommavanh, Oliver
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Coral reef book, The
Coral reefs have existed for millions of years and are found in tropical waters around the world. These ecosystems are home to a diverse range of animals and plants. Australia's Great Barrier Reef is the longest barrier reef in the world, stretching for more than two thousand kilometres. Find out about the beautiful, colourful and richly diverse world of coral reefs.
ISBN 9781742034140
Publisher Wild Dog Books, 2016
Hope, Charles
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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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Corroboree
It is springtime, Wirrin's favourite time of the year. He will go hunting with his father, digging with his mother and gathering with his grandmother. People are coming from far and wide for the big corroboree and Wirrin will see all his cousins.
ISBN 9781920694142
Publisher University of Western Australia Press, 2004
Wallam, Angus & Kelly, Suzanne & Macdonald, Norma (ill)
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Cosmic
Liam is not your usual twelve year old boy. For a start, he is man-size and is always being mistaken for his father. This is Liam's opportunity and his greatest dilemma. Yesterday, he was just a kid, now he is stuck in space, perhaps forever, with hilarious results. But, the greatest lessons he learns are about fatherhood.
ISBN 9780330440868
Publisher Macmillan Education Australia Pty Ltd, 2008
Boyce, Frank Cottrell
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Costume
A fascinating, historical overview of clothing. The significance and purpose of period clothing and accessories are explained in brief snippets of text, accompanied by closeup, full-colour photographs. Eye-catching, two-page spreads show the changing fashions, from mid-19th century to modern day,for women's attire, bridal wear, swimwear, hats and children's clothing.
ISBN 9780789455864
Series Eyewitness series (36 books)
Publisher Dorling Kindersley, 2000
Rowland-Warne, L
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Countdown to danger series NEW SERIES 2018
Any two titles read from this series can be included as official Challenge books; up to five more titles can be included as your personal choice books. To see the individual book titles and their PRC ID numbers, go to the Series lists on the Booklists page, on the website. Or, you can search for a series name or the individual titles by using the Search function on the top left hand corner of the screen.
Series Countdown to danger series NEW SERIES 2018 (3 books)
Heath, Jack
No book cover.
2969
Countdown to danger: Bullet train disaster
You're strapped tightly into your seat on the bullet train. The mountain track is so steep, the aisle is a staircase. As the train accelerates at top speed, a passenger slips out of his seat and begins to fall to the back of the train. He will probably die. It's time to decide whether to unstrap yourself to save him or stay in your seat. Countdown the minutes towards your survival or demise.
ISBN 9781760159627
Series Countdown to danger series NEW SERIES 2018 (3 books)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2016
Heath, Jack
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Countdown to danger: Deadly heist
You are standing inside a busy city bank, wary of three suspicious people you just saw come in. Suddenly an ear-splitting scream makes you jump. The alarm starts ringing. One of the suspicious trio, a man, has pulled a grenade out of his bag. The woman has just melted the security camera with her laser shooter. You must choose whether you get down on the floor like they ask or try to escape while their backs are turned. 30 minutes. 30 paths. You choose if you live or die.
ISBN 9781760276829
Series Countdown to danger series NEW SERIES 2018 (3 books)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2047
Heath, Jack
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Countdown to danger: Shockwave
You're swimming through the ocean, trying to escape dangerous mercenaries who have planted a bomb on the mainland. Behind you, getting closer, is the largest shark you've ever seen. An explosion rips out from the shoreline and a massive wave flings you closer to the stunned shark's open mouth. You don't have much time and you need to get to land. It's time to decide whether to keep swimming or climb onto the shark's back and ride to shore.
ISBN 9781760159634
Series Countdown to danger series NEW SERIES 2018 (3 books)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2016
Heath, Jack
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Counting lions
Exquisite large and detailed charcoal drawings of ten endangered creatures. Poetic text notes each creature's particular qualities and behaviour, and why these animals must be cherished and protected.
ISBN 9781847807212
Publisher Frances Lincoln, 2015
Topics / Endangered species /
Cotton, Kate & Walton, Stephen (ill)
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Cow-pats
Red is obsessed with painting but life on the drought-affected farm, combined with his father's need for expensive heart surgery, makes it unlikely he will pursue his artistic dream. Then a mysterious stranger buying artistic cow pats arrives.
ISBN 9780732992057
Publisher Macmillan Education Australia Pty Ltd, 2004
Alexander, Goldie & Hamill, Dion (ill)
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Cowzat
At last the true, well almost, story of how cricket was invented. Told in rollicking verse and with zany illustrations, this book will bowl you over.
ISBN 9781921136658
Publisher Windy Hollow Books, 2010
Atherton, Bruce & Redlich, Ben (ill)
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Crane wife, The
A beautiful retelling of a classic Japanese folk tale about a sail maker and his wife. Exquisitely illustrated in traditional Japanese style.
ISBN 9780152163501
Publisher Harcourt Children's Books, 2002
Bodkin, Odds & Spirin, Gennady (ill)
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Crawf's kick it to Nick 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 Crawf's kick it to Nick series (8 books)
Various
No book cover.
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Crawf's kick it to Nick:
The Crocs have won the chance to play at half-time during the AFL Grand Final. It doesn't get any better than this. But their old enemy Cactus is back. He's greener and meaner than ever and he's out to destroy football for good. Can Nick, Ella and Bruiser win the game and save everyone in the MCG?
ISBN 9780143307921
Series Crawf's kick it to Nick series (8 books)
Publisher Penguin Books Australia, 2015
Crawford, Shane & Beck, Adrian & McKenzie, Heath (ill)
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Crawf's kick it to Nick: Bugs from beyond
After a long first half of the season, the Crocs might finally have a chance to win a game. But, when mutant bugs start burrowing up from beneath the oval to attack, there may not even be a team left to take the field. If Nick and his friends can't figure out how to stop the bugs, losing the game will be the least of their problems.
ISBN 9780143307877
Series Crawf's kick it to Nick series (8 books)
Publisher Puffin Australia, 2014
Crawford, Shane & Beck, Adrian & McKenzie, Heath (ill)
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Crawf's kick it to Nick: Cursed cup, The
It's the first footy game on the new oval and Nick and his team, the Cobar Creek Crocs, are desperate to win the golden cup. But, when the cup is removed from its cabinet, it turns into a terrifying metal monster, hungry to destroy everything in its path. Nick's not just playing for a win, he's playing for his life.
ISBN 9780143307846
Series Crawf's kick it to Nick series (8 books)
Publisher Penguin Books Australia, 2014
Crawford, Shane & Beck, Adrian & McKenzie, Heath (ill)
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Crawf's kick it to Nick: Fanged footys, The
It's the closing round of the footy season and the Crocs plan to give it their all and finally score a victory. So, the last thing Nick and his friends need is to be confronted by a swarm of vicious fanged footballs. Nick is used to chasing footys. He never expected to be chased by them.
ISBN 9780143307907
Series Crawf's kick it to Nick series (8 books)
Publisher Penguin Books Australia, 2015
Crawford, Shane & Beck, Adrian & McKenzie, Heath (ill)
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Crawf's kick it to Nick: Footybot Face-off
Nick finds school Science Week far from boring when robot prototypes known as footybots visit for a demonstration game. But the footybots go haywire and cause chaos on the oval. How will Nick and his teammates outplay these pint-sized pests?
ISBN 9780143307891
Series Crawf's kick it to Nick series (8 books)
Publisher Penguin Books Australia, 2015
Crawford, Shane & Beck, Adrian & McKenzie, Heath (ill)
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Crawf's kick it to Nick: Forward line freak
Nick is the captain of his footy team, the Cobar Creek Crocs. When Nick turns into a power-hungry, real life monster, it's hard to get the team to work together. Nick's friends must find out the cause and change him back.
ISBN 9780143307860
Series Crawf's kick it to Nick series (8 books)
Publisher Penguin Books Australia, 2014
Crawford, Shane & Beck, Adrian & McKenzie, Heath (ill)
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Crawf's kick it to Nick: Outbreak on the oval
Nick has been replaced as captain and the Crocs' chances of winning a game are looking slim. It's his worst footy nightmare come true. Nick was sure the mutant bugs had been crushed but, now, the queen bug has the whole school in her sights, and she's not happy. It's Nick, Ella and Bruiser versus the nastiest, ugliest monster ever.
ISBN 9780143307884
Series Crawf's kick it to Nick series (8 books)
Publisher Penguin Books Australia, 2014
Crawford, Shane & Beck, Adrian & McKenzie, Heath (ill)
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Crawf's Kick it to Nick: T-Rex at training
The Crocs have scraped into the finals! And at a last-minute training session Nick learns what's buried beneath the oval. But the freaky discovery causes a T-Rex fossil to come to life. . . If Nick can't stop the T-Rex, the day of Nick's final might be Nick's final day
ISBN 9780143307914
Series Crawf's kick it to Nick series (8 books)
Publisher Penguin Books Australia, 2015
Crawford, Shane & Beck, Adrian & McKenzie, Heath (ill)
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Crazy about cats
Did you know...that the fishing cat has partially webbed paws? Or that the margays can copy the sounds of other animals to lure prey? With roughly over 38 species of cats inhabiting our planet, there's plenty to discover.
ISBN 9781911171164
Series About animals series NEW SERIES 2018 (3 books)
Publisher Flying Eye Books, 2017
Davey, Owen
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Crazy classrooms
Friends and bullies, first day and last day, school dinners, playtime and staffroom stowaways. This book is all about your school so open the door and enter. Fifty fantastic poems about school that will speak to anyone who has ever started at a new school, been bullied or is just feeling a little lost at school.
ISBN 9781847805058
Publisher Frances Lincoln, 2015
Cookson, Paul
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Creating digital animations
If you want to create digital animations, this book will introduce you to important game design concepts through three simple projects. Step-by-step instructions walk you through the four major phases of animation design, showing you how to turn your idea into a real animation, with sound effects and more.
ISBN 9781119233527
Series Dummies Junior series (12 books)
Publisher John Wiley & Sons Australia Ltd, 2015
Topics / STEM /
Breen, Derek
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Creatures of the rainforest
Warren Brimm and Anna Iglitis embark on a cross-cultural journey to show us the remarkable array of creatures that inhabit the Queensland rainforest.
ISBN 9781875641994
Publisher Magabala Books, 2006
Brim, Warren & Eglitis, Anna
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Crenshaw
When Jackson's father becomes ill and cannot work, the family is struggling to pay the rent or buy food. When it seems they could lose everything and face homelessness, Crenshaw, Jackson's imaginary cat, comes back into his life to help them.
ISBN 9780007951185
Publisher HarperCollins Children's Books, 2015
Applegate, Katherine
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Crime and detection
Throughout history, there have been criminals notorious for their crimes and judges famous for upholding the law. Detecting crimes has become more efficient since the development of forensic science. See how traces of blood, dirt or skin, and strands of hair or fibres have led to the identification of a criminal.
ISBN 9780756613860
Series Eyewitness series (36 books)
Publisher Dorling Kindersley, 2005
Topics / STEM /
Lane, Brian & Buller, Laura
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Crime of the agent-mariner, The
A story told whimsically in poetry of an agent-mariner who sets out on his ship and finds a real mermaid. A satirical, moral tale, with sophisticated illustrations, that condemns greed and exploitation.
ISBN 9780975828601
Publisher Bitter Beat, 2006
Santaklaus, Pia & Flowers, Tony (ill)
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Crimpy's cartooning for kids
A cartoonist gives step-by-step strategies for practising drawing skills, supported by puzzles that revise earlier material.
ISBN 9781869505905
Publisher HarperCollins Australia, 2006
Crimp, Daryl
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Crocodile attack
Exciting story of a fourteen year old boy and his two year old cousin who are kidnapped by a robber in Queensland during a cyclone. When the getaway car crashes into the raging Crocodile River, they must face many ordeals to survive.
ISBN 9780143302230
Series Extreme adventures series (1 of 11)
Publisher Penguin Books Australia, 2005
D'Ath, Justin
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Crocodile attack
In a true story, a twelve year old girl receives a reward for bravery following a crocodile attack in the Northern Territory. Fact and opinion surrounding the story are explored in reports, maps, signs, letters, newspaper articles and storytelling.
ISBN 9780957842243
Publisher BlueCat Books, 2004
Peguero, Leone
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Crocodile book: armoured and dangerous, The
From crocodiles that protect their babies by scooping them up into their mouths to those that can hold their breath for up to two hours, this is a fascinating, sometimes scary, introduction to the wild world of crocodiles.
ISBN 9781742030265
Publisher Black Dog Books, 2009
Douglas, Malcolm
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Crocodile Jack
Jack is surprised but delighted when his big brother, Tom, invites him to go fishing. Of course, there's a catch. Jack is just the right size to fit through the shed window to borrow Dad's favourite fishing lure. There's also another job for Jack, he's to be the lookout to spot crocodile bubbles while Tom and his mate fish for barramundi.
ISBN 9780143305958
Series Aussie bites (84 books)
Publisher Puffin Australia, 2011
Norrington, Leonie & Denton, Terry (ill)
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Crossing
Cara lives in the shadow of the Wall, a wall which protects its citizens from the outside world. By following the government's rules, Cara and her sister are safe, even when their parents are away doing important work for the government. When Cara befriends Leon and Ava, she begins to question what she has always known. Ava doesn't seem to think the rules are all that important. Perhaps that is why she disappears.
ISBN 9781742990286
Publisher Omnibus Books, 2014
Norton, Catherine
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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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Cupid cakes
Lulu's best friend, Frenchy, wants Lulu to play cupid to her own dad and Frenchy's mum. Lulu cooks up the Cupid Cakes recipe. Disaster strikes when everyone starts falling in love with the wrong person.
ISBN 9781843626886
Series Lulu Baker trilogy series (2 of 3)
Publisher Orchard Books, 2005
Dunbar, Fiona
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Cycling
Enter the exhilarating world of cycling, including classic road races, mountain climbs and amazing BMX tricks. Find out how professional cyclists compete in the Grand Tours such as the Tour de France.
ISBN 9781409582014
Series Usborne beginners plus series (16 books)
Publisher Usborne Publishing Ltd, 2015
Usborne
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Cyclone
On Christmas Eve in 1974, tropical cyclone Tracy devastated the city of Darwin. It caused massive destruction and trauma. This is the story of the city's indomitable spirit and life after the cyclone.
ISBN 9781743623596
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2016
French, Jackie & Whatley, Bruce (ill)
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