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Cabinet of curiosities, The
When fourteen year old Lukas de Boodt is orphaned, his uncle takes him as an apprentice in Prague, a refuge for Europe's greatest alchemists and natural philosophers. The uncle is court physician to the reclusive, unstable Emperor, and also curator of his bizarre Cabinet of Curiosities, four halls full of wonders and scientific marvels. When Lucas learns of a sinister plot, his life is in great danger.
ISBN 9781408800461
Publisher Bloomsbury, 2010
Dowswell, Paul
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Caddy ever after
Saffy and Rose have a near death experience on the moors involving a party balloon. Indigo is trying to sort out everybody's love life including his own. More importantly, Caddy has found true love and is about to marry and live happily ever after. Usually read by students in years 9, 10 and above.
ISBN 9780340903155
Series Casson family series (4 of 5)
Publisher Hodder Children's Books (UK), 2006
McKay, Hilary
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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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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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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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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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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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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
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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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Call of the wild
Buck is a family pet and life is good in Santa Clara Valley, where he spends his days eating and sleeping in the golden sunshine. But, one day, a treacherous act of betrayal leads to his kidnap, and he is forced into a life of toil and danger as a sledge dog in the harsh and freezing cold Yukon, Buck must fight for his survival. This is a classic story of cruelty, kindness and survival in a harsh environment.
ISBN 9780192728012
Publisher University of Queensland Press, 2008
London, Jack
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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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Came back to show you I could fly
Eleven year old Seymour meets Angie, who is older and beautiful, a dream girl. Seymour is unaware that Angie is a drug addict. Their friendship, and the revelation of this secret, changes both their lives. Usually read by students in Years 9, 10 or above.
ISBN 9780140342543
Publisher Puffin Australia, 1998
Klein, Robin
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Camel rider
Set in the panic and confusion of a wartime attack, two boys from different cultures must rely on each other to survive in the desert. Usually read by students in Years 9, 10 and above.
ISBN 9780143300823
Publisher Penguin Books Ltd, UK, 2004
Mason, Prue
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Camel who crossed Australia, The
Bell Sing the camel has come from Pakistan to accompany Burke and Wills as they attempt to cross Australia from south to north, but Bell Sing yearns for water and freedom on a tough journey.
ISBN 9780732285432
Publisher Angus & Robertson (HarperCollins), 2008
French, Jackie
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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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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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Can you keep a secret
An historical, political thriller set in Melbourne during the Depression in the 1930s. Usually read by students in Years 9, 10 or above.
ISBN 9780525458401
Publisher Dutton Children's Books, 2001
Pausacker, Jenny
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Candle for Saint Antony, A
An intense story about the developing, close relationship between Justin, an Australian boy, and Rudi, a sensitive boy from Austria. Their emotional interdependence causes trouble in their peer group as others question the nature of the relationship. Usually read by students in Years 9, 10 or above.
ISBN 9780340605479
Publisher Hodder Headline Australia Pty Ltd, 1993
Spence, Eleanor
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Candles at dawn
An in-depth study of Gallipoli and what it meant to Australia, New Zealand and Turkey. A lesson in how futile war can be and the improbability of war if people from both sides really knew each other.
ISBN 9780956935274
Publisher Limelight Press, 2004
Ural, Serpil
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Candyfloss
Floss has a special bond with her penniless father with whom she shares a humorous relationship. By ignoring the teasing from her peers, she is able to discover true friendship.
ISBN 9780385608374
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2006
Wilson, Jacqueline
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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)
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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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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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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 Animorphs series (6 of 10)
Publisher Scholastic US, 1997
Applegate, K A
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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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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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Cardturner, The
Alton's girlfriend has dumped him, he has no money and no job, so it looks like a long summer holiday ahead. Then he is asked to drive his old, blind and sick uncle to play bridge. His parents are desperate for him to get in his uncle's good books, but Alton soon finds himself enjoying his uncle's company, as well as playing bridge.
ISBN 9781408808511
Publisher Bloomsbury, 2011
Sachar, Louis
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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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Carnage
One missing, presumed dead. Two in trouble with the law. Only four remain to solve the Second Sign. The DARE Award winners Yasmin, Zander, Andy, Dylan, JJ, Isabel and Mila have been caught in a deadly battle of wits with a mysterious enemy who isn't afraid to kill. Too late, they learned that the First Sign predicted catastrophic attacks which have left Egypt in chaos. Yasmin is missing. Many more lives are at stake. With Andy and Dylan in police custody in LA, can the remaining four DARE winners unravel the Second Sign seven new symbols and stop The Signmakers destructive plan before the countdown ends? If you could be a hero, would you DARE? Seven Signs. Seven days to save the world.
ISBN 9781743628027
Series The Seven signs series NEW SERIES 2018 (7 books)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2016
Adams, Michael
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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 series (9 of 13)
Publisher HarperCollins US, 2002
Snicket, Lemony
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Caro was here
One match, one chance, she thinks. Make it count. Skipping school to lead a group of friends - and enemies - on an adult-free excursion to an island in Sydney Harbour is Caro's idea of a twelfth birthday outing. Marooned overnight? She can handle that too. But the challenges multiply. They're not alone on the island, and Caro must save her friends from life-threatening danger.
ISBN 9781922244833
Publisher Walker Books, 2014
Farrelly, Elizabeth
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Carrie's war
Carrie is evacuated to a Welsh mining town during the bombing raids on British cities in World War II.
ISBN 9780198312956
Publisher Oxford University Press, 1997
Bawden, Nina
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Carry on
Simon Snow might be the worst Chosen One ever, at least according to his roommate, Baz. And Baz might be evil and a vampire, but he could also be right. Most of the time, Simon can't make his wand work, he mostly can't find his mentor, and there's a magic-eating monster causing mayhem. Baz would be loving it, except he hasn't even bothered to come back to school for the final year. Carry On is a ghost story, a love story and a mystery. You think you've read this book before, but you haven't. Usually read by students in Years 9, 10 or above.
ISBN 9781250135025
Publisher Pan MacMillan, 2016
Rowell, Rainbow
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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 diamond shadow, The
Daisy and George find themselves caught up in a world of mystery and glamour when they try to unmask the jewel thief before it's too late.
ISBN 9780733323300
Publisher ABC Books, 2008
Masson, Sophie
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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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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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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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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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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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Cassandra's sister
In Austen's society, there are two outcomes to love. Either your heart is broken or your love is returned leading to a lifetime of child-bearing and preserve-making. Find out whether Jane Austen ever met her real life Mr Darcey. Usually read by students in years 9, 10 and above.
ISBN 9781844281473
Publisher Walker Books, 2006
Bennett, Veronica
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Casson family 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 Casson family series (5 books)
McKay, Hilary
No book cover.
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Castle of Llyr
It's time for Eilonwy, Princess of the Royal House of Llyr, to become a lady, although she'd much rather seek adventures with pig-keeper, Taran. With his faithful companions, Taran must negotiate the lair of the giant cat, Llyan, and the cavern of the King of Stones in his quest to win back Eilonwy before he loses her to the feeble Prince Rhun or, worse still, to the clutches of the evil enchantress, Achren.
ISBN 9781409515074
Series The Chronicles of Prydain series (3 of 5)
Publisher Usborne Publishing Ltd, 2011
Alexander, Lloyd
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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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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 at the wall, The
On Israeli's West Bank, a cat sneaks into a small Palestinian house that has just been commandeered by two Israeli soldiers. The house seems empty until the cat realises that a little boy is hiding beneath the floorboards. This is no ordinary cat and she wonders what to do. When the boy's teacher comes looking for him, tensions rise quickly and, as Israeli tanks approach, the cat realises she must diffuse the situation.
ISBN 9781760112448
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2014
Ellis, Deborah
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Cat dreamer, The
When visitors arrive in Quentaris and stay, dark and strange rumours of sacrifice emerge and people start disappearing. Igorik, with the help of a mysterious cat, takes it upon himself to investigate.
ISBN 9780734407627
Series Quentaris chronicles series (9 of 28)
Publisher Thomas C Lothian Pty Ltd, 2005
Carmody, Isobelle
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Cat kin, The
Ben and Tiffany overcome their own problems when they take on the human vermin of London using their amazing martial arts skills. These skills, learnt from the unnervingly cat-like and unlikely Mrs Powell, come from an age of cat-worship.
ISBN 9780571234813
Publisher Faber & Faber, 2007
Green, Nick
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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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Cat on the island
The true story of David and his father who came to Stephens Island, a remote and pristine New Zealand island, in 1894. They built a lighthouse to protect ships, chopping down the trees and demolishing the habitat of the birds. But worse than that, they also brought their pregnant cat and the island's tiny flightless wrens were wiped out in less than two years.
ISBN 9780207200700
Publisher Angus & Robertson (HarperCollins), 2008
Crew, Gary & Warden, Gillian (ill)
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Catalyst, The
For eighteen years, the world has been divided into the magically Gifted and the non-magical Ashkind. Rose Elmsworth's identity is far more dangerous. At fifteen, she has earned herself a place alongside her father in the Department, a brutal law-enforcement organisation, run by the Gifted to control the Ashkind. But, an old enemy is threatening to start a catastrophic war and Rose faces a challenging choice and a test of her loyalties. Usually read by students in Years 9, 10 or above.
ISBN 9781444794670
Publisher Hodder & Stoughton, 2015
Coggan, Helena
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Catch the Zolt
Dom's family owe an ancient debt to a secretive organisation known simply as The Debt. Now that Dom is 15, it is his turn to make the six Instalments required from each Silvagni male or sacrifice a pound of flesh in payment. Dom's first challenge is to catch the Zolt, a 17-year-old Facebook bandit who has a penchant for stealing light aircraft from wealthy Gold Coast residents.
ISBN 9781742378442
Series The debt series (1 of 6)
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2013
Gwynne, Phillip
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Catherine, called Birdy
Set in the Middle Ages, Catherine objects to marrying the rich suitors her father has arranged for her to meet.
ISBN 9780330397797
Publisher Pan MacMillan, 2001
Cushman, Karen
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Catherine, the great journey, Russia 1743
At fourteen, Prussian princess, Sophia, became Catherine the Great through an arranged marriage. Sophia writes about her home situation, the hardships of travel to Russia, her efforts to please the empress and her engagement.
ISBN 9780439253857
Series Royal diaries series (20 books)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2005
Gregory, Kristiana
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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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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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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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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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Cay, The
A classic story of race relations, shipwrecks and survival when a young boy and an older man find themselves stranded on an isolated cay in the middle of the ocean.
ISBN 9780140366204
Publisher Puffin Australia, 1995
Taylor, Theodore
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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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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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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 (6 of 9)
Publisher Wakefield Press, 2010
Landman, Tanya
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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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Chains
This story follows two very different battles for independence, that of slave girl, Isabel, and the American War of Independence. Presents a realistic view of prejudice and slavery in 18th century America and includes some violence. Usually read by students in Years 9, 10 or above.
ISBN 9780747598657
Publisher Bloomsbury, 2008
Anderson, Laurie Halse
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Chalkline
It's an ordinary morning at school in rural Kashmir when the silence of dawn prayers is ripped apart by gunfire. Freedom Fighters are raiding his village and Rafiq is the first boy to cross the chalkline into a life of brutality and violence. Rafiq's memory of his family has been all but obliterated by his forced training, indoctrination and terrorist actions and is unrecognisable as the boy who left the village. Includes violence. Usually read by students in Years 9, 10 or above.
ISBN 9781406315172
Publisher Walker Books, 2009
Mitchell, Jane
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Champion & other stories, The
Helen Sykes has combined a selection of stories by some of Australia's best-known authors. Usually read by students in Years 9, 10 or above.
ISBN 9781875695621
Publisher Phoenix Education, 2003
Sykes, Helen (ed)
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Change the locks
Steven has to assume much of the responsibility for his little brother when his young mother can't cope. Steven's fears, and the memories that accompany them, are explained as he becomes closer to his mother. Some strong language in context.
ISBN 9780143301721
Publisher Penguin, 2005
French, Simon
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Changeover, The
Laura has premonitions and senses what is about to happen. She is encouraged to 'change over' and become a witch so that she can help save her brother from an evil spirit. Usually read by students in Years 9, 10 or above.
ISBN 9780007155019
Publisher HarperCollins Australia, 2003
Mahy, Margaret
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Changing gear
Merrick Hilton has done a runner. On his postie bike. With his swag and a need to clear his head before the HSC. He plays his parents and hits the road. But there's no telling how he'll handle life's potholes when things don't go as planned. Thankfully Victor - an old bloke he meets on the road - knows a bit about broken postie bikes, and broken hearts. Will Victor, Merrick, and the dog survive road-kill, the kindness of strangers, a rave, mindless violence and unexpected romance? There's only one way to find out. Usually read by students in Years 9, 10 or above.
ISBN 9781760631468
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2018
Gardner, Scot
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Changing stories
A collection of different versions of folk and fairy stories designed to encourage secondary students to consider different points of view and the ways stories can change over time.
ISBN 9781875136018
Publisher Chalkface Press, 1990
Mellor, Bronwyn & Hemming, Judith & Leggett, Jane
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Chanters of Tremaris 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 Chanters of Tremaris series (4 books)
Constable, Kate
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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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Charmed life
Everyone says that Gwendolyn Chant is a gifted witch with astonishing powers, so it suits her enormously when she is taken to live in Chrestomanci Castle. Her brother, Eric, better known as Cat, is not so keen for he has no talent for magic at all.
ISBN 9780007118519
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, UK, 2001
Jones, Diana Wynne
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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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Chasing the valley
Danika Glynn is used to struggling to survive. When the tyrannous king launches an attack on her city, she risks her life in a daring escape and joins a crew of refugees, who seek Magnetic Valley, a legendary safe haven. Danika also grapples with her burgeoning magical abilities and, when she meets the mysterious Lukas, she must balance her feelings against her crew's safety.
ISBN 9781742759548
Series Chasing the valley series (1 of 3)
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2013
Melki-Wegner, Skye
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Chasing the valley 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 Chasing the valley series (3 books)
Melki-Wegner, Skye
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Chasing the valley: Borderlands
Danika and her crew of escaped refugees are seeking the safety of the Magnetic Valley and trying to evade the king's most lethal hunter. They must cross the smugglers' territory, the Borderlands, which are lawless and steeped in ancient magic. When one of the crew is badly wounded, Danika seeks the smugglers' help and accepts a bargain that might prove deadly. But, it is Lukas who hides the most dangerous secret.
ISBN 9781742759562
Series Chasing the valley series (2 of 3)
Publisher Random House Children's Books, 2014
Melki-Wegner, Skye
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Chasing the valley: Skyfire
Danika Glynn and her crew of refugees finally reach the Magnetic Valley. But, they don't know whether it will provide the safe refuge and land of freedom they imagine. When a runaway girl is shot down before their eyes, Danika and her friends realise that this new land is no paradise. They must try to fit in at all costs, even if revealing their secrets will mean a death sentence.
ISBN 9780857981721
Series Chasing the valley series (3 of 3)
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2014
Melki-Wegner, Skye
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Chat room
Sam is thirteen and has recently moved from Sydney to Melbourne with her high powered, busy parents. She has started at a new school and feels lonely and isolated. Sam logs onto chat rooms for company and begins a friendship with Chatman, a charming seventeen year old. But, Chatman is not what he seems and the developing friendship takes a sinister turn. Addresses contemporary problems associated with the anonymity of chat rooms and internet predators. Usually read by students in years 9, 10 and above.
ISBN 9780764228230
Publisher Micklind enterprises, 2006
Biggs, Barbara
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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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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
Stelzer, Cameron
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Child of the May
A revolt against King John's rule, with characters including Robin Hood and his men.
ISBN 9780440415770
Publisher Yearling, 2000
Tomlinson, Theresa
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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 lost, The
Mark and Lily have been banished from Agora, the ancient city-state where everything is for sale, memories, emotions and even children. Lost and alone they discover Giseth, a seemingly perfect land where everyone is equal and possessions are unknown. Lily believes they will find the secret of their entwined destiny. But paradise comes at a price.
ISBN 9780141330129
Publisher Penguin, 2010
Whitley, David
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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 of Willesden lane, The: A true story of hope and survival during World War II
A story about the strength of one young girl separated from her family during the 2nd World War and sent to live with strangers in England. While the war drags on over years and Lisa dreams of seeing her family again she clings to the one gift her mother told her to never loose, her music. Lisa's piano playing would go on and brighten the lives of all those around her in the darkest of times and her story reminds us not just of the power of music, but of the amazing resilience and humbling kindness of the human spirit. For anyone who enjoyed The Diary of Anne Frank.
ISBN 9781760630805
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2017
Golabek, Mona & Cohen, Lee
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Children's house of Belsen, The
A true account of the author's time spent as a prisoner in Belsen concentration camp, 1943-1945. The fear and uncertainty of the time are depicted simply, focusing on the positives not just the horrors associated with this period and place. Usually read by students in Years 9, 10 or above.
ISBN 9781863682527
Publisher Fremantle Press, 2001
Verolme, Hetty
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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 coin, The
The horror of Tiannaman Square confronts Leah when she is searching for her ancient links in China.
ISBN 9780140347531
Publisher Penguin, 1999
Baillie, Allan
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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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China: land of dragons and emperors
Paper, gunpowder, silk, porcelain, stirrups for riding horses and many other wonderful and extraordinary things were first used in China. Read about the rise and fall of dynasties, the superstitions and beliefs of the people and the famous people who are part of the great story of China.
ISBN 9781741754674
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2008
Mah, Adeline Yen
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Chinese Calendar Tales 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 Chinese Calendar Tales series (8 books)
Brennan, Sarah
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Chinese Cinderella
The plight of a young girl who, because of traditional Chinese beliefs, is rejected by her family at birth. Usually read by students in Years 9, 10 or above.
ISBN 9780141304878
Publisher Penguin, 1999
Mah, Adeline Yen
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Chinese Cinderella and the secret dragon society
A young girl is thrown out of her home by her cruel stepmother onto the dangerous streets of Shanghai. She takes refuge in a Martial Arts Academy and becomes part of a new family. A secret mission changes her life dramatically. Usually read by students in Years 9, 10 and above.
ISBN 9781865088655
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2004
Mah, Adeline Yen
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Chinese Cinderella: the mystery of the Song Dynasty painting
Following a fall, and in hospital where Chinese Cinderella sees a copy of an ancient painting. She is haunted by vivid dreams that seem strange, yet somehow familiar, recalling a life lived eight hundred years ago during the Song Dynasty. Hypnosis is used, leaving open the concept of reincarnation.
ISBN 9781741146363
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2009
Mah, Adeline Yen
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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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Christmas carol, A
It is the 24th of December and mean, old Ebenezer Scrooge sits in his freezing office, refusing to acknowledge that it's Christmas. But, that night, the miser has a terrifying visitor, his dead business partner, Marley, who comes to warn that the ghosts from Scrooge's past, present and future are about to arrive.
ISBN 9780141031736
Publisher Penguin Books Ltd, UK, 2007
Dickens, Charles
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Christopher Columbus: the voyage that saved the world
Christopher Columbus made the voyage that, for better and worse, changed history. Born in the bustling port city of Genoa, Italy, Columbus fell in love with the sea and spent his youth learning all he could about steering and navigating a ship. Dreaming of wealth and fame, he believed he could find a new route to the Indies by sailing westward.
ISBN 9781402744075
Series Sterling biographies series (4 of 29)
Publisher Sterling Publishing Co, 2008
Berne, Emma Carlson
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Chronicles of ancient darkness series
In the pre-agricultural Stone Age, a boy called Torak struggles against the forces of evil that killed his father. 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 ancient darkness series (5 books)
Paver, Michelle & Taylor, Geoff (ill)
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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
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Chronicles of Narnia series
Any two titles read from this series can be included as official Challenge books; up to five more titles can be included as your personal choice books. To see the individual book titles and their PRC ID numbers, go to the Series lists on the Booklists page, on the website. Or, you can search for a series name or the individual titles by using the Search function on the top left hand corner of the screen.
Series Chronicles of Narnia series (7 books)
Lewis, C S
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Chronicles of Vladimir Tod 1: eighth grade bites
Thirteen year old Vladimir Tod is half human and half vampire. Only two people know his secret, his best friend, Henry, and his mother's friend, Nelly, who raised him after the death of his parents in a mysterious house fire. Vlad finds his father's diary and realises that his parents were murdered, and that he may be next in line. Includes vampiric violence. Usually read by students in years 9, 10 and above.
ISBN 9780143205142
Series Chronicles of Vladimir Tod series (1 of 5)
Publisher Penguin Books Australia, 2010
Brewer, Heather
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Chronicles of Vladimir Tod 2: ninth grade slays
By the start of the second book, Vlad knows that the strange newcomer to town, Otis, was really a vampire and also his uncle. Otis has gone away, leaving Vlad to practise his increasing vampiric skills. Life at Bathory High School has its downsides but Vlad still has his best friend, Henry, to watch his back. Includes vampiric violence. Usually read by students in years 9, 10 and above.
ISBN 9780143205159
Series Chronicles of Vladimir Tod series (2 of 5)
Publisher Penguin Books Australia, 2010
Brewer, Heather
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Chronicles of Vladimir Tod 3: tenth grade bleeds
Vlad has just discovered he may be the Pravus, destined to rule over vampires. Life at Bathory High School is getting complicated. D'Ablo wants his father's journal and he is being stalked by Ignatius, a bounty hunter, who seeks his death. As well, Vlad's best friend, Henry, is angry and backing away from him. Vampiric violence included. Usually read by students in years 9, 10 and above.
ISBN 9780143205166
Series Chronicles of Vladimir Tod series (3 of 5)
Publisher Penguin Books Australia, 2010
Brewer, Heather
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Chronicles of Vladimir Tod 4: eleventh grade burns
Vladimir discovers that it will be his reluctant destiny to wreak havoc on humans. Life at Bathory High School becomes more complicated as Eddie Poe attempts to 'out' Vlad as a vampire in the school newspaper. Vlad is gaining super strength and is the target of Dorian, a powerful vampire, and D'Ablo who wishes to usurp his position. Includes vampiric violence. Usually read by students in years 9, 10 and above.
ISBN 9780143205173
Series Chronicles of Vladimir Tod series (4 of 5)
Publisher Penguin Books Australia, 2010
Brewer, Heather
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Chronicles of Vladimir Tod 5: twelfth grade kills
In the final book in this series, Vlad Tod is about to turn eighteen and his destiny as Pravus awaits him. He is determined to use his powers for good, in defiance of a prophecy which foretells a massacre at his hands. Although not all the characters emerge unscathed, readers will enjoy the suspense and action. Includes vampiric violence. Usually read by students in years 9, 10 and above.
ISBN 9780525422242
Series Chronicles of Vladimir Tod series (5 of 5)
Publisher Penguin Books Australia, 2010
Brewer, Heather
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Chronicles of Vladimir Tod series
It is difficult enough being in high school, but being a teenage vampire raises the level considerably. 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 Vladimir Tod series (5 books)
Brewer, Heather
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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
Cicada tell story. Story good. Story simple. Story even human can understand. Tok Tok Tok!
ISBN 9780734418630
Publisher Lothian Books, 2018
Tan, Shaun
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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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Cinder
CINDER, a gifted mechanic in New Beijing, and she's also a cyborg. She's reviled by her stepmother and blamed for her stepsister's sudden illness. But when her life becomes entwined with the handsome Prince Kai's, she finds herself at the centre of a violent struggle between the desires of an evil queen - and a dangerous temptation. Cinder is caught between duty and freedom, loyalty and betrayal. Now she must uncover secrets about her mysterious past in order to protect Earth's future.
ISBN 9780141340135
Series Lunar Chronicles series NEW SERIES 2019 (1 of 5)
Publisher Penguin Books Australia, 2012
Meyer, Marissa
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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 ashes
Clary Fray is dragged deeper into New York's terrifying underworld of werewolves, demons and the mysterious Shadowhunters. Discovering the truth about her past was only the start and now the fate of the world rests on Clary's shoulders. She must master her new-found powers and control her feelings for a boy who can never be more than a friend. Graphic violence relating to humans, vampires and werewolves. Usually read by students in Years 9, 10 or above.
ISBN 9781406318494
Series Mortal instruments series (2 of 4)
Publisher Walker Books, 2008
Clare, Cassandra
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City of bones
It's after dark in New York and Clary Fray is seeing things. She has witnessed a stabbing but the victim vanishes. Clary discovers she can see supernatural beings that no one else can. She is drawn into an invisible war between ancient forces and the secretive Shadowhunters. She learns that her mother is mysteriously connected to these strange events. Graphic violence relating to humans, vampires and werewolves. Usually read by students in Years 9, 10 or above.
ISBN 9781406307627
Series Mortal instruments series (1 of 4)
Publisher Walker Books, 2007
Clare, Cassandra
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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 fallen angels
Simon is having trouble adjusting to his new life as a vampire, especially now that he hardly sees Clary, who is caught up in training to be a Shadowhunter. Simon decides he needs a break and heads out of the city, only to discover that sinister events are following him. Realising that the war they thought they'd won might not yet be over, Simon has to call on his Shadowhunter friends to save the day. Usually read by students in Years 9, 10 or above.
ISBN 9781406328660
Series Mortal instruments series (4 of 4)
Publisher Walker Books, 2011
Clare, Cassandra
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City of glass
Amid the chaos of war, the Shadowhunters must decide whether to fight with or against the vampires, werewolves and other Downworlders. Jace and Clary's feelings have deepened and they must decide whether to pursue the love that they know is forbidden. Includes graphic violence relating to humans, vampires and werewolves. Usually read by students in Years 9, 10 or above.
ISBN 9781406322873
Series Mortal instruments series (3 of 4)
Publisher Walker Books, 2009
Clare, Cassandra
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City of gold and lead, The
Will, Beanpole and Henry have managed to escape the Tripods. But, instead of living in safety, in the small community of free people, they have chosen to embark upon a mission that may cost them their lives.
ISBN 9780020427018
Series Tripods series (3 of 4)
Publisher Simon Pulse, 1988
Christopher, John
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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 orphans trilogy series
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Series City of orphans trilogy series (3 books)
Jinks, Catherine
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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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City, The
A woman takes her only child to live in seclusion so that he should be spared the terrible things that happen in life. She cares for him and is happy. But, one moonless night she dies. The art is sombre but highly original. Usually read by students in years 9, 10 and above.
ISBN 9781742371429
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2010
Greder, Armin
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Clair de lune
Clair-de-Lune has lived with her grandmother since her mother died. She lives a sheltered life until she meets Bonaventure, a brave talking mouse, who takes Clair-de-Lune on adventures of which she had only dreamed.
ISBN 9780143300007
Publisher Penguin, 2004
Golds, Cassandra
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Clancy of the Undertow
In a dead-end town like Barwen, sixteen year old Clancy feels like a freak. She has a dysfunctional family, a real interest in Nature Club and a big crush on the local hot girl. Then, her dad is involved in a smash that kills two teenagers and the family must deal with the hostile town. Clancy meets someone who might become a friend and Sasha starts to show what may be a romantic interest. This is the summer when Clancy has to figure out just who she is. Adult themes, language. Usually read by years 9, 10 or above.
ISBN 9781925240405
Publisher Text Publishing Co, 2016
Currie, Christopher
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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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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
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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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Clariel
Clariel, the daughter of one of the most notable families in the Old Kingdom, dreams of a simple life. But, there's a dangerous Free Magic creature loose in the city, her parents want her to marry a killer and a plot is brewing against the old King Orrikan. Clariel finds hidden sorcery within herself, yet it is magic that carries great dangers. She must avoid the temptation of power to escape marriage and save the King.
ISBN 9780061561559
Series Old kingdom series (4 of 5)
Publisher HarperCollins Australia, 2014
Nix, Garth
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Clash of the sky galleons
Quint is travelling with his father, Wind Jackal, on a mission to track down and bring to justice Turbot Smeal, the man who started the fire that killed their family. Wind Jackal is consumed by his desire to capture Smeal and his judgement is flawed. His actions endanger the lives of his crew and his son.
ISBN 9780385607216
Series The Edge chronicles series (9 of 11)
Publisher Doubleday, 2006
Stewart, Paul & Riddell, Chris (ill)
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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 VII: daughter of the Nile, Egypt 57BC
In an elegantly written royal diary, Cleopatra VII has recorded every rich detail from her tumultuous times including her frightening escape and the men that she loved.
ISBN 9780590819756
Series Royal diaries series (20 books)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 1999
Gregory, Kristiana
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Cleopatra: Egypt's last and greatest queen
At once daring, clever, smart, rich, determined and rash, Cleopatra is one of history's most fascinating figures. Find out about the traditions and infighting of the Ptolemy Dynasty into which she was born, the role of women in ancient Egypt and how she ascended to, and maintained her place, on the throne.
ISBN 9781402757105
Series Sterling biographies series (24 of 29)
Publisher Sterling Publishing Co, 2009
Blackaby, Susan
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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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Climb a lonely hill
A prospecting holiday turns into a struggle for survival for two children when their car crashes in an isolated place in the bush, killing their uncle.
ISBN 9780006715962
Publisher HarperCollins Australia, 1984
Norman, Lilith
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Clockwork angel
Miss Tessa Gray, tricked into the clutches of the Dark Sisters preparing her for an evil destiny with The Magister, begins a nightmarish adventure as she tries to rescue her weak brother, Nate. Set in a 19th century London world of vampires, warlocks, shadowhunters and terror, where nothing is as it seems. Usually read by students in years 9, 10 and above.
ISBN 9781406328813
Publisher Walker Books, 2010
Clare, Cassandra
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Close to the wind
A war torn country, a town that is burning. Ten year old Malik's mother has been missing for days, his home has become unrecognisable and the grandfather he hardly knows is insisting they leave on the final ship, to a country promising safety and a new life. When Papa meets two old friends, he makes a deal that could save them. But, this is only the beginning of the journey for Malik. If he is to escape, he will need all his courage, his sense of right and wrong, and a magic trick that he must practice until it's perfect.
ISBN 9781910200179
Publisher David Fickling Books, 2015
Topics / Displacement /
Walter, Jon
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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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Cloudwish
For sixteen year old scholarship student Van Uoc Phan, magic has never been part of the plan. She is all work and no play; responsible and rational; quiet on the outside, the noise of her tumbling private thoughts kept neatly within. So, when she makes a wish about golden boy rower, Billy Gardiner, and it seems to come true, her sense of rationality as well as her sense of self are thrown into a state of flux.
ISBN 9781743533123
Publisher Pan MacMillan, 2015
Wood, Fiona
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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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Cobra king of Kathmandu, The
After several mysterious deaths, John and Philippa try to discover the secret of a powerful talisman before it falls into the hands of the malevolent cult of the Nine Cobras and Guru Masamjhasara. They face great danger on their harrowing journey through Nepal and northern India.
ISBN 9780439670241
Series The children of the lamp series (3 of 7)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2007
Kerr, P B
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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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Series Coco Banjo series NEW SERIES 2018 (3 books)
Gemmell, N J
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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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Series Code name series (3 books)
Harvey, Jacqueline
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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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Cola's journey
In 1987, Cola Bilkuei, a young boy from Sudan, was forcibly recruited into the Sudan People's Liberation Army. In a military training camp, Cola and hundreds of other children were systematically brutalised to turn them into child soldiers to fight a savage civil war. The book recounts his harrowing, fourteen year journey through seven African countries to reach Australia as a refugee. Some strong language in context. Usually read by students in Years 9, 10 or above.
ISBN 9781405038416
Publisher MacMillan, 2008
Bilkuei, Cola
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Cold fire
Daja, a smith-mage, and her teacher spend the winter in Kugisko. A series of fires suggest the work of an arsonist and Daja is impressed by the heroic efforts of the firefighter, Bennet; but Daja's world is about to be turned upside-down. Usually read by students in Years 9, 10 or above.
ISBN 9780590396561
Series The circle opens series (3 of 4)
Publisher Scholastic US, 2003
Pierce, Tamora
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Cold iron
Tattercoat's only friends include Pug, the gooseherd, and Malkin, the serving maid. They devise a way to smuggle Tattercoat in to a birthday ball from which her grandfather has excluded her.
ISBN 9780733605833
Publisher Hodder Headline Australia Pty Ltd, 1998
Masson, Sophie
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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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Colossus rises, The
Jack must lead a mission to retrieve seven lost magical orbs, which, when combined together, can save their lives. The challenge: the orbs have been missing for a thousand years, lost among the ruins and relics of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. First stop: The Colossus of Rhodes, where they realise that there's way more at stake than just their lives.
ISBN 9780007515035
Series Seven wonders series (1 of 3)
Publisher HarperCollins Children's Books, 2013
Lerangis, Peter
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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
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Colour of sunshine, The
Following the death of his older sister in a car accident, a nine year old boy is surrounded by the grief of his family.
ISBN 9780141310510
Publisher Penguin, 2000
Metzenthen, David
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Come sing, Jimmy Jo
Jimmy Jo becomes a great country and western singer and finds his family is not what it seems.
ISBN 9780140373974
Publisher Puffin UK, 1995
Paterson, Katherine
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Comet in Moominland
Moomintroll learns that a comet is heading towards Moominvalley. So, he and Sniff, the small animal, set out for the observatory on the Lonely Mountains to seek advice from the Professor. On the way, they meet interesting people and have some narrow escapes.
ISBN 9780141328614
Publisher Puffin Australia, 2011
Jansson, Tove; Portch, Elizabeth (trans)
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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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Completely Cassidy series
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Series Completely Cassidy series (3 books)
Murray, Tamsyn & Miller, Antonia (ill)
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Completely Cassidy: Accidental genius
With an embarrassing Dad, a pregnant Mum, a loser brother and knicker-chewing dog, Cassidy feels practically invisible in her family. When she starts high school and is forced to wear her gross big brother's old blazer and old-lady lace up shoes, Cassidy wonders if life can get any worse. But, when her school has a test and she is marked as gifted and talented, Cassidy starts to have a little faith in herself. Surely the school didn't mistake her picked-at-random answers.
ISBN 9781409562719
Series Completely Cassidy series (3 books)
Publisher Usborne Publishing Ltd, 2015
Murray, Tamsyn & Miller, Antonia (ill)
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Completely Cassidy: Drama queen
Cassidy can't wait to enrol at Dance and Drama Academy summer school. She's always dreamed of discovering her hidden talent. But, with auditions looming, Cassidy is gripped by stage fright. As big brother, Liam, keeps reminding her, she does have a knack for embarrassing herself. Cassidy is terrified that her stage debut will turn out to be an all-singing, all-dancing disaster.
ISBN 9781474906999
Series Completely Cassidy series (3 books)
Publisher Usborne Publishing Ltd, 2016
Murray, Tamsyn & Miller, Antonia (ill)
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Completely Cassidy: Star reporter
When Cassidy starts an online petition for a uniform change, she is thrilled to be invited to join the school magazine as a reporter. The editor is the very popular Year 10 girl. But, her plans go pear-shaped when her investigations mysteriously end up online. Cassidy must find out who is leaking her top-secret gossip.
ISBN 9781409562726
Series Completely Cassidy series (3 books)
Publisher Usborne Publishing Ltd, 2015
Murray, Tamsyn & Miller, Antonia (ill)
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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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Comradeship: stories of friendship and recreation in wartime
Millions of Australians have been affected by war. Many servicemen and servicewomen have faced extraordinary dangers, while their loved ones waiting at home suffered months, and even years, of uncertainty. Yet, despite the difficulties, a strong sense of shared experience, friendship, and camaraderie often developed.
ISBN 9780987615107
Publisher Dept of Veterans' Affairs & Australian War Memorial, 2017
Cusack, Kathleen & Hatherley, Brett (des)
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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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Conspiracy 365 black ops: Endgame
Shadow Island's volcano is erupting and Cal and Ryan are trapped on the island with the evil Damien Thoroughgood, who will stop at nothing to fulfil his deadly plan. After surviving in the jungle and outwitting his enemy for so long, Cal risks losing his brother and everything he's worked towards. Cal must make a difficult decision to save his brother's life and try to stop Damien from unleashing earth-shattering evil.
ISBN 9781742835204
Series Conspiracy 365 series (17 books)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2013
Lord, Gabrielle
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Conspiracy 365 black ops: Hunted
Cal is undercover and evading search parties, planning rescue missions and sneaking through a maze of hidden tunnels is an average day for Cal as he evades capture.
ISBN 9781742835198
Series Conspiracy 365 series (17 books)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2013
Lord, Gabrielle
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Conspiracy 365 black ops: Missing
Cal agrees to work as an undercover agent to find his twin and on an island for troubled twins he faces his most heart-stopping challenges yet.
ISBN 9781742835181
Series Conspiracy 365 series (17 books)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2013
Lord, Gabrielle
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Series Conspiracy 365 series (17 books)
Lord, Gabrielle
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Conspiracy 365: April
A high-speed chase gone wrong leaves Cal exposed to certain capture by Oriana's thugs. He knows if they succeed, any hope of seeing Gabbi alive again is remote. He has to get away but he can't just leave a man to drown.
ISBN 9781741690361
Series Conspiracy 365 series (4 of 17)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2010
Lord, Gabrielle
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Conspiracy 365: August
Buried alive in a coffin, Cal's chances of survival are running out as fast as the air around him. Thanks to his unknown attackers, he's lost the Jewel and the Riddle, and now his life hangs in the balance. Six feet under. Boges and Winter are frantically trying to find him before it's too late.
ISBN 9781741693201
Series Conspiracy 365 series (8 of 17)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2010
Lord, Gabrielle
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Conspiracy 365: December
It's December, the final month in the deadly 365 day countdown. Cal desperately needs to get to Ireland but, with airport security at an all-time high, escaping the country seems impossible. He must reach the Ormond Singularity before midnight. One thing's for sure, people will lose their lives in the fight to the end.
ISBN 9781741693249
Series Conspiracy 365 series (12 of 17)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2010
Lord, Gabrielle
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Conspiracy 365: February
Callum has survived January, on the run from villains and criminals chasing the secret they believe he possesses, the key to vast fortune for his family. Callum's sister has been viciously attacked and the police believe Callum is responsible. The mystery is deepened by his suspicions of Winter.
ISBN 9781741690347
Series Conspiracy 365 series (2 of 17)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2010
Lord, Gabrielle
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Conspiracy 365: January
Callum Ormond is jolted out of his ordinary school and family life by a series of events where at least one villain is after his life and his family secret. The problem is that Callum does not even know the secret himself. He only knows that his dad, who died in mysterious circumstances, has left him a puzzle to solve.
ISBN 9781741690330
Series Conspiracy 365 series (1 of 17)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2009
Lord, Gabrielle
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Conspiracy 365: July
Breaking out of the fishing net is the least of Cal's worries. All kinds of perils await him on deck. He dodges the cops but becomes indebted to a boat captain. He must learn more about Piers Ormond's will but is stuck carting fish to earn back his freedom. Cal may have a chance if he can find his great-aunt.
ISBN 9781741693195
Series Conspiracy 365 series (7 of 17)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2010
Lord, Gabrielle
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Conspiracy 365: June
With seconds to spare, Cal escapes from the burning wreck of the Orca. Helicopters search from the sky, while Oriana's thugs chase on foot. Cal must dodge the cops and crims, and return to his pursuit of the Ormond Jewel. Convinced Sligo has the Jewel, Cal embarks on a dangerous break-in mission to retrieve it.
ISBN 9781741690385
Series Conspiracy 365 series (6 of 17)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2010
Lord, Gabrielle
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Conspiracy 365: Malice
Callum, Boges and Winter lived through the 365 days it took to solve the Ormond Singularity then barely escaped from a lunatic bent on revenge. Now a deadly secret from Winter's mysterious past has come to haunt them. The countdown begins again.
ISBN 9781742833828
Series Conspiracy 365 series (14 of 17)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2011
Lord, Gabrielle
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Conspiracy 365: March
Trapped, with a train bearing down on him, Cal's chances of survival look grim. The cops and criminal gangs are unrelenting, they want him behind bars or dead. The stakes are getting higher but all the clues to the Ormond Singularity just lead to more puzzles, and more danger.
ISBN 9781741690354
Series Conspiracy 365 series (3 of 17)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2010
Lord, Gabrielle
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Conspiracy 365: May
The sound of screaming fills the air. Cal's identity has been stripped from him and he's been locked up in an asylum where danger lurks on both sides of the bars. He has no idea who has put him there but the doctors are convinced that Cal is delusional, and have no intention of setting him free.
ISBN 9781741690378
Series Conspiracy 365 series (5 of 17)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2010
Lord, Gabrielle
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Conspiracy 365: November
The deadline of the 31st of December is fast approaching and Cal's enemies are closing in on all sides. Even the notorious Toecutter Durham has emerged from the underworld to join the hunt. With so many answers finally imminent, it's crucial that Cal dodges danger and stays alive.
ISBN 9781741693232
Series Conspiracy 365 series (11 of 17)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2010
Lord, Gabrielle
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Conspiracy 365: October
A gun shot rings out as Cal hides from his stalkers. The hostile desert seems determined to become Cal's final resting place. Back in the city, an impossible job looms. To break into Oriana's safe at Zurich Bank, Boges needs to make a perfect copy of her fingerprint, and they need her PIN identification.
ISBN 9781741693225
Series Conspiracy 365 series (10 of 17)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2010
Lord, Gabrielle
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Conspiracy 365: Revenge
After three hundred and sixty-five days on the run, Cal Ormond is finally back with family and friends, and life seems good. But, one night, Cal receives a mysterious message. He doesn't know if it's a real warning or a hoax.
ISBN 9781741699760
Series Conspiracy 365 series (13 of 17)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2011
Lord, Gabrielle
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Conspiracy 365: September
Convinced Oriana was behind his little sister's kidnapping, Cal teams up with Boges to pull off a plan to extract vital information out of her. Together, they plant a listening bug in Oriana's house by firing it through her window with an air rifle, hoping his would-be killer will reveal the location of the precious Jewel and Riddle.
ISBN 9781741693218
Series Conspiracy 365 series (9 of 17)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2010
Lord, Gabrielle
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Cooking with Hamlet and other solo dramas
A collection of fifteen monologues, written for students to be able to use in solo performances. Each monologue quickly establishes character, mood and themes relevant to students. In turn funny, confronting, surprising and touching. Some language and adult concepts. Usually read by students in Years 9, 10 or above.
ISBN 9781420212389
Publisher Macmillan Education Australia Pty Ltd, 2008
Murray, Sue
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Cool coding
This book is the perfect addition to any home or school. Coding is a subject we all have questions about, and this handy little book is beautifully laid out to dip into - either to find the answer to a question or to browse. Written in neat little chunks with fun facts, colourful illustrations and careful definitions. There are even links and exercises to continue with once you've finished reading the book.
ISBN 9781843653233
Publisher Pavilion, 2017
Topics / STEM /
Hansen, Robert
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Coral island, The
A classic story of three young sailors, sole survivors of a wreck, who discover the enchanting beauties of the South Pacific. They learn how to live on their tropical paradise but then they are swept into adventures with bloodthirsty pirates.
ISBN 9781853261701
Publisher Wordsworth Editions Ltd, 2002
Ballantyne, R M
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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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Coraline
There is something strange about Coraline's new home. It's not the mist, or the cat that always seems to be watching her, nor the signs of danger that Miss Spink and Miss Forcible, her new neighbours, read in the tea leaves. It's the other house - the one behind the old door in the drawing room. Another mother and father with black-button eyes and papery skin are waiting for Coraline to join them there. And they want her to stay with them. For ever. She knows that if she ventures through that door, she may never come back.
ISBN 9780061139376
Publisher Bloomsbury, 2002
Gaiman, Neil
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Coraline: graphic novel
Coraline is an explorer, discovering everything she can about the area around her family's new home. A door In their flat seems to go nowhere but Coraline enters an alternate world that, at first, is full of interesting things. However, the dangerous creature there, called the other mother, intends to keep her forever. When Coraline's parents are kidnapped into the other world, she sets off on a mission to rescue them.
ISBN 9780060825454
Publisher HarperCollins US, 2009
Topics / Graphic novels /
Gaiman, Neil & Russell, P Craig (ill & adapt)
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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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Corn field
Something drew the boys into the corn field that day, boredom, bravado, who knows. That kid who went in years before went in and was never the same again. Enter the corn field at your own risk.
ISBN 9781922081377
Publisher Windy Hollow Books, 2014
Crew, Gary & Hill, Aaron (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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Corydon and the island of monsters
The first book in a trilogy retelling the Greek myth of Medusa. Young Corydon is driven out of his village because of his unusual appearance and put on display as a monster, with other classical beasts, in a travelling freak show.
ISBN 9780689875380
Publisher Simon & Schuster, 2006
Druitt, Tobias
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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
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Series Countdown to danger series (3 books)
Heath, Jack
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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 (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 (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 (3 books)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2016
Heath, Jack
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Counting by 7s
Willow Chance is a twelve year old genius, obsessed with nature, diagnosing medical conditions and counting by 7s. It has never been easy for Willow to connect with anyone other than her adoptive parents. Willow has led a quietly happy life until her parents die in a car crash, leaving her alone in a baffling world.
ISBN 9781743626535
Publisher Scholastic US, 2013
Goldberg Sloan, Holly
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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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Cracker: the best dog on the battlefield
Cracker works for the US army and the fate of the entire platoon rests on her senses to detect bombs, traps and the enemy.
ISBN 9781847380609
Publisher Simon & Schuster, 2007
Kadohata, Cynthia
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Crane
Five brothers were taught a different animal style of Kung-fu by the Grandmaster and each one uses it throughout their adventures. This is Hok's story, one of the brothers, who travels alone to the Shaolin temple where a secret is finally revealed to all.
ISBN 9780340902332
Series Five ancestors series (4 of 7)
Publisher Hodder Children's Books (UK), 2007
Stone, Jeff
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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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Crash: the search for the Stinson
In 1937, a Stinson aircraft crashed, leaving two survivors to be rescued.
ISBN 9781862913783
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 1999
Beck, Jennifer & Blacklock, Dyan
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Crawf's kick it to Nick series
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Series Crawf's kick it to Nick series (8 books)
Various
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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: Half-time heroes
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: 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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Creforce: the Anzacs and the battle of Crete
In 1941, Germany launched an airborne invasion of Crete, expecting to meet little resistance from the Allies. But, they were mistaken. Australian, New Zealand and Greek soldiers, and the people of Crete, battled for ten days and the bonds between the Anzac and the Cretans have lasted for generations. War violence included. Usually read by students in years 9, 10 and above.
ISBN 9781742030821
Publisher Black Dog Books, 2010
Tzobanakis, Stella
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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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Cress
In this third book in the Lunar Chronicles, Cinder and Captain Thorne are fugitives on the run, now with Scarlet and Wolf in tow. Together, they're plotting to overthrow Queen Levana and her army. Their best hope lies with Cress, a girl imprisoned on a satellite since childhood who's only ever had her netscreens as company. All that screen time has made Cress an excellent hacker. Unfortunately, she's just received orders from Levana to track down Cinder and her handsome accomplice. When a daring rescue of Cress goes awry, the group is separated. Cress finally has her freedom, but it comes at a higher price. Meanwhile, Queen Levana will let nothing prevent her marriage to Emperor Kai. Cress, Scarlet, and Cinder may not have signed up to save the world, but they may be the only hope the world has.
ISBN 9780312642976
Series Lunar Chronicles series NEW SERIES 2019 (3 of 5)
Publisher MacMillan, 2014
Meyer, Marissa
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Crime and detection
Includes nine amazing stories from serial murderers such as the Yorkshire Ripper to art forgers, kidnappers and Great Train Robbers.
ISBN 9780746088340
Series Usborne true stories series (9 of 18)
Publisher Usborne Publishing Ltd, 2008
Harvey, Gill
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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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Crimewave
While Zander lies dying on the ground, the rest of the DARE Seven are left to defend themselves with only small zap guns against a massive swarm of crazed robot animals-monkeys, tigers, growling lions, wolves, gorillas, and more. It sounds like an awesome video game...except that it's real. With the increasing intensity of The Signmaker's sinister scheme, the next sign will lead to something even more dangerous than facing a pack of deadly robots. It will take the DARE winners into the heart of a jungle to face Bogota's most despicable villain. If you could be a hero, would you DARE? Seven Signs. Three days left to save the world.
ISBN 9781743628058
Series The Seven signs series NEW SERIES 2018 (7 books)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2017
Adams, Michael
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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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Crocodile tears
Alex Rider's new year has started badly. A chance meeting with Desmond MCain, the dynamic chief of an international charity, First Aid, leads to several attempts on Alex's life. A journalist is threatening to expose him and someone is manipulating him in a deadly game. Life is uncertain and violent. Alone, out-numbered and with no means of escape, Alex is really in trouble and facing a certain and horrific death. Usually read by students in years 9, 10 and above.
ISBN 9781406322866
Series Alex Rider series (8 of 11)
Publisher Walker Books, 2009
Horowitz, Anthony
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Crongton knights
For McKay, living on the South Crongton council estate has become even tougher since his mum died. His dad is working all hours, his brother rides the streets at night, tempting trouble. And, after an heroic but misguided mission to help a girl, McKay is facing a crazy ex-boyfriend, power-tripping hood-rats and a violent gangster. He never asked for trouble. During one mad night of adventure and danger, McKay will find out who his true friends are and what it means to stick with family. Usually read by students in Years 9, 10 or above.
ISBN 9780349002323
Publisher Little, Brown & Co, 2016
Wheatle, Alex
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Cross my heart and hope to spy
Thank heavens, Macey knows something about boys to guide the girls through the labyrinth of lies and deception that young people use to protect themselves. Life is complicated for the girls of the famous, secret spy school when boys appear on the premises and the girls are sure they are not to be trusted. Cammie must decide if Zach is the real thing even though she is still very confused after Josh.
ISBN 9780734410801
Series The Gallagher girls series (2 of 6)
Publisher Lothian Books, 2008
Carter, Ally
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Crossfire
Luke is interested in guns and hunting but it is the emotional crossfire between his divorced parents that has him trapped. Usually read by students in Years 9, 10 or above.
ISBN 9780702223846
Publisher University of Queensland Press, 1992
Moloney, James
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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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Cruisin'
Jules' mother wins a cruise and, on board, he discovers it's full of older passengers. There's little choice of companionship other than Adrian, his dancing-obsessed cousin, the very beautiful Jenna, wheelchair-bound Suzi Q and bully, Barry Barnes. Falling madly in love with the unobtainable Jenna, Jules develops a strong friendship with Suzi as she steers him through his unrequited love, with unexpected results.
ISBN 9781741663440
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2008
Caswell, Brian
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Cry blue murder
Celia and Alice share their secrets, hopes and increasing horror via email about the killer on the loose, abducting schoolgirls just like Celia. As the police scramble to investigate, who can the teenage girls trust.
ISBN 9780702239267
Publisher University of Queensland Press, 2013
Kane, Kim & Roberts, Marion
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Cry of the karri
When Aiden is lost in the forest, he is drawn into the mystery of a boy who disappeared in the same forest two years before.
ISBN 9781865084015
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2001
Broome, Errol
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Cry of the wolf, The
Ben learns about extinction and survival when he changes from helping the hunter to saving the wolves. The hunter becomes the hunted in this story of the sole surviving grey wolf cub.
ISBN 9780140373189
Publisher Puffin UK, 1995
Burgess, Melvin
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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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Cuckoo, The
Martin is the runt of his family. Without a mother to protect him, his overbearing father and brothers reject him. Martin finds the courage to fight for personal fulfilment.
ISBN 9781925000184
Publisher Ford Street Publishing, 2014
Crew, Gary & Turvey, Naomi (ill)
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Cue for treason
A simple but courageous boy and his friend resist treason and are loyal to their Queen and country. They are exposed to the real dangers of the streets of Elizabethan London.
ISBN 9780140302318
Publisher Penguin Books Ltd, UK, 1973
Trease, Geoffrey
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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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Cupid's arrow
Fleur's recurring nightmare is being hunted through a dark forest by a sinister archer. When her mother inherits a fabulous book collection, they travel to France together. They are in the heart of King Arthur country, steeped with mystery and hidden wealth. Fleur meets Remy, the boy of her dreams, and it's love at first sight. But, Fleur's nightmare is just about to begin. Strong language in context and mature themes. Usually read by students in years 9, 10 and above.
ISBN 9781741664379
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2009
Merlin, Isabelle
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Curds and whey mystery, The
Miss Muffet, yes the one in that nursery rhyme, doesn't have one problem - she has thousands, all of them with 8 legs. Harry Pigg is on the case and unfortunately he hates spiders, but he needs the work.
ISBN 9780007364039
Series Third Pig Detective Agency, The series (3 of 3)
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, UK, 2012
Burke, Bob
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Curse of kings
Oland is a lowly servant who lives in fear for life, until one day he finds a letter from a long-dead king, warning him to run for his life and accept a quest to restore a shattered kingdom.
ISBN 9780007335770
Publisher HarperCollins Children's Books, 2013
Barclay, Alex
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Curse of the Gloamglozer, The
Quint is the son of a sky pirate captain. He arrives in Sanctaphrax at the request of Linius Pallitax, the Most High Academe, who needs an apprentice he can trust to carry out a series of important tasks. Just how important, Quint is about to find out as he and Linius's only daughter, Maris, are plunged into the midst of a terrifying adventure.
ISBN 9780552554251
Series The Edge chronicles series (4 of 11)
Publisher Doubleday, 2001
Stewart, Paul & Riddell, Chris (ill)
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Cut out, The
Fero isn't a spy. But, he looks exactly like Troy Maschenov, a ruthless enemy agent. What starts out as mistaken identity quickly turns into a complicated and dangerous plan. Fero is recruited to fight for his country. He has to impersonate Troy, enter enemy territory, hunt down a missing agent and bring her home in time to prevent a devastating terror attack. Hastily trained, loaded up with gadgets and smuggled across the border, Fero discovers the truth about espionage. Getting in is easy. Getting out alive is hard.
ISBN 9781760111984
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2015
Heath, Jack
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Cyber riddles, The
Josh hates his life. He's had to move towns, his new school doesn't have computers, the footy team's already selected and nobody seems to want to talk to him. Reluctantly, Josh befriends classmate, Caitlin, and together they play the Internet game 'Cyberhunt' which promises them one wish, if they can solve five virtual riddles.
ISBN 9780977522491
Publisher Dragonwick Publishing, 2007
Garnsworthy, Penny
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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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