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

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D-Day: a Second World War soldier 1944
The story of Andrew Pope, commander of an infantry platoon, who took part in the Normandy landings on 6 June, 1944, later known as D-Day and the turning point of the Second World War. Andrew tells how his men prepared for and of the fierce battles that took place once they were ashore. This is Andrew's part in the biggest amphibious military operation in the history of the world.
ISBN 9781407103723
Series My story (16 books)
Publisher Scholastic UK, 2009
Perrett, Bryan
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Daddy Long-Legs
An enchanting classic set in a boarding school. An orphan attempts to identify and come closer to her benefactor.
ISBN 9780486423678
Publisher Dover Publications, 2002
Webster, Jean
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Dads have no shame
Sarah is unhappy as she has to help her Dad with a garage sale. When their neighbour sets ups his own garage sale, the battle is on to see who will get the most customers. Sarah is really embarrassed as she watches just how far Dad will go to win.
ISBN 9780143301783
Series Aussie bites (84 books)
Publisher Puffin Australia, 2005
Faulkner, Carol & Rogers, Gregory (ill)
No book cover.
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Daisy all alone
It's1930 and Daisy's worst nightmares have come true. She's alone on the streets, separated from her family, and things get worse when the police send her to live at the Melbourne Orphanage. At least she doesn't have to scavenge for food scraps anymore but, with no family and no freedom, Daisy is miserable. When she hears some shocking news, Daisy decides it's time to plot a daring escape.
ISBN 9781743480519
Series Our Australian girl series (44 books)
Publisher Penguin Books Australia, 2014
Hamer, Michelle & Masciullo, Lucia (ill)
No book cover.
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Daisy in the mansion
It's 1930, Daisy has been adopted and whisked away to a beautiful mansion. She's to be a companion to Annie, a girl with a mysterious illness. While Daisy's new life is full of luxuries she could never have imagined, what she wants most is the thing her new parents can't provide. She wants the freedom to find her real family before it's too late.
ISBN 9781743480526
Series Our Australian girl series (44 books)
Publisher Penguin Books Australia, 2014
Hamer, Michelle & Masciullo, Lucia (ill)
No book cover.
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Daisy on the road
It's 1930 and Daisy has finally had news that her dad is alive. He's gravely injured somewhere in the bush and, although she doesn't know quite where, Daisy is determined to find him. With help from old friends, she sets off on her way. But life on the road is hard and, before long, disaster strikes.
ISBN 9780143307662
Series Our Australian girl series (44 books)
Publisher Penguin Books Australia, 2014
Hamer, Muchelle & Maciullo, Lucia (ill)
No book cover.
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Dalai Lama, peacemaker from Tibet, The
When Tenzin Gyatso was four years old, the religious leaders of Tibet declared him to be the fourteenth Dalai Lama, the highest-ranking monk in Tibetan Buddhism. The Dalai Lama spreads a message of compassion and peace in the world.
ISBN 9780750240161
Publisher White-Thomson Publishing Ltd, 2002
Gibb, Chris
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Damon
On holiday with his parents, fifteen year old Damon is bored. He is coerced into visiting an art gallery but nothing looks like anything in Damon's life. His reality is made up of TV and gaming, so Damon returns to the hotel to play his gameboy. Soon, it, too, is dull and repetitive, and Damon falls asleep. In his dreams, the artwork he ignored comes to life and, far off, a tiger roars.
ISBN 9780734410276
Publisher Lothian Books, 2011
Crew, Gary & Hill, Aaron (ill)
No book cover.
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Dancing in the dark
Ditty was born to dance but she was also born Jewish. When her strictly religious parents won't let her take ballet lessons, Ditty starts to dance in secret. Keeping her two worlds apart will come at a huge personal cost.
ISBN 9780143202363
Publisher Penguin Books Australia, 2010
Bavati, Robyn
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27702
Dandelion fire
Henry York discovers that he is a seventh son with the gift of second sight, an ability to tune into the hidden nature of people and objects. He will use this gift to combat the rising strength of the witch of Endor whose evil is all encompassing.
ISBN 9781741664218
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2009
Wilson, N D
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Dangerous days of Daniel X, The
Fifteen year old alien hunter, Daniel X, is on a mission to finish the job that killed his parents. He wants to wipe out the world's most bloodthirsty aliens on The List. With telepathy and the ability to transform and create, Daniel's got more than a few tricks up his sleeve. But, as he battles towards his top target, Daniel can't forget that, on their lists, there's only one name at the top, and that's his.
ISBN 9780552558488
Publisher Corgi Books, 2008
Patterson, James & Ledwidge, Michael (cont)
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Dangerous days: the true story of a digger's great escape
At nineteen, Ern signs up for the army to fight with the ANZACs. By twenty two, he is a prisoner of war. Ern and his mates are determined to escape and join their comrades in war.
ISBN 9780732287511
Publisher Angus & Robertson (HarperCollins), 2009
Brough, Ernest
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Dangerous games: Fletcher Smith, sports P I
Fourteen year old Fletcher Smith is a private investigator, working for the Institute of Sport. Trouble has found Fletcher since his father died in mysterious circumstances. Hired by rising cricket star Tom Baker to retrieve a lucky pig's foot, given to him by Don Bradman, Fletcher finds himself fighting for his life in the dangerous underworld of Australian sport. To crack this case, he'll need to battle killer sea wasps, a ruthless hitman and a deranged tennis prodigy.
ISBN 9781741691443
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2008
Harlen, Jonathan
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Dangerous places
Will Kerwan is kidnapped in London during 1852. He is held hostage on a boat where he is made to work as a servant. He meets Runt and finds a best friend for life. They escape in Australia and make their way to the goldfields.
ISBN 9781741750881
Publisher Hodder Headline Australia Pty Ltd, 2004
Charlton, Ann
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Dangerous spaces
Athena finds a box covered with green material. Inside it, she sees a dream world which draws her and her cousins in.
ISBN 9780140363623
Publisher Puffin NZ, 1993
Mahy, Margaret
No book cover.
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Dangerous waters
Joshua and his cousin, Zoe, see two men fighting and hear a gunshot. The police believe the murder is linked to armed robberies in the area. The cousins decision to investigate places them in danger.
ISBN 9780734404671
Publisher Thomas C Lothian Pty Ltd, 2003
Blake, Bronwyn
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Daniel X: watch the skies
Daniel X has his work cut out for him. A teenage alien hunter, he has a deadly list of evil predators to eliminate and, while he's made it all look easy so far, much darker days await him. Next on his list is Number Five, an unsightly and terrifying alien, who is watching Daniel as intently as Daniel has been tracking him.
ISBN 9780385614634
Publisher Doubleday, 2009
Patterson, James & Rust, Ned
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Danny Allen was here
Danny, his brother and sister and their friend, Mark, get up to all sorts of hilarious, hair-raising mischief. But, Danny and his family must face the biggest challenge of all, life without their farm.
ISBN 9780330422949
Publisher Pan MacMillan, 2007
Cummings, Phil
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Danny da Vinci: the giant horse of Milan
Humorous description of the creation of da Vinci's Horse of Sforza statue. Danny da Vinci and his best friend, Mick Angelo, are apprentices in Uncle Leo's art studio when he is commissioned to make a giant, marble horse.
ISBN 9780733319150
Publisher ABC Books, 2007
Whatley, Bruce & Smith, Rosie
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Danny da Vinci: The secret of the Mona Lisa
Danny da Vinci and his best friend Mick Angelo are artistic adventurers who share a passion for painting and sculpture. Every year the Duke of Milan holds an art exhibition, and this year the Duke has asked Danny's Uncle Leo to paint his portrait. Danny and Mick want to enter something in the exhibition too, something special. Danny's sister Lisa has an idea, but why should they listen to her? She's such a moaner!
ISBN 9780733326059
Publisher ABC Books, 2017
Smith, Rosie & Whatley, Bruce (ill)
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Danny the champion of the world
Danny loves his life with his dad in the little gypsy caravan. His dad never runs out of wonderful stories. When Danny discovers his father' s secret, he' s off on the adventure of a lifetime, involving an hilarious pheasant-snatching expedition, and a daring plot to get the better of the horrible Mr Victor Hazell.
ISBN 9780141322674
Publisher Penguin Books Ltd, UK, 2007
Dahl, Roald & Blake, Quentin (ill)
No book cover.
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Darcy Moon and the deep-fried frogs
Darcy Moon is an ordinary girl with ordinary problems. She's low on cash and low on the necessary street cred to fit in with the cool crowd. But, Darcy's life is about to take a great leap forward. When a freaked-out frog asks for help, it's up to her to fix the food chain, save the swamp and prove that money can't buy everything.
ISBN 9781922089717
Publisher Fremantle Press, 2014
Carvell, Catherine
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Daredevils and show-offs
Find out what it would be like to walk a tight rope or tame a tiger. Meet some amazing people and see the stunts they carry out.
ISBN 9781865047652
Series X-zone series (48 books)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2004
Topics / Year 6 easy reads /
Harris, David
No book cover.
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Darius Bell and the crystal bees
The disappearance of bees heralds huge changes on the Bell estate. Without bees, there won't be honey or, more importantly, cross-pollination of the fruit and vegetables, which Mr Fisher and his family sell in order to survive. Darius comes up with a complex plan that involves an enthusiastic teacher. But, Darius must deliver fabulous costumes to the school principal so that the school can win a highly contested parade.
ISBN 9781742376837
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2011
Hirsch, Odo
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Darius Bell and the glitter pool
The Bell family's ancestors were showered with honours, gifts and grants of land. In exchange, they have bestowed a Gift, every twenty-five years, on the town. Now, it's Darius's father's turn but there is no money for an impressive gift. When an earthquake reveals a glorious cave, Darius thinks he might have found the answer.
ISBN 9781741757163
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2009
Hirsch, Odo
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Dark angels
Thirteen year old Wolf is escaping from the abbey which has been his home and prison for the last eight years. Scrambling up over the wild and haunted ridge known as Devil's Edge, he has a strange encounter and the creature he discovers will change his life for ever.
ISBN 9780007214891
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, UK, 2009
Langrish, Katherine
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Dark giants, The
When some unauthorised guests arrive through the gateway, chaos breaks loose and threatens to spoil Amelia's birthday. What are they looking for and can Charlie stop them before it's too late?
ISBN 9781760126209
Series The Gateway series NEW SERIES 2018 (8 books)
Publisher Hardie Grant Egmont, 2016
Jones, Cerberus
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Dark is rising 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 Dark is rising series (5 books)
Cooper, Susan
No book cover.
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Dark is rising, The
The Dark and the Light are ancient enemies. In book two in the series of five, the Dark has chosen this time to begin its ascent.
ISBN 9780689829833
Series Dark is rising series (2 of 5)
Publisher Aladdin Publishing, 1999
Cooper, Susan
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Dark materials 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 Dark materials series (3 books)
Pullman, Philip
No book cover.
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Darkling plain, A
As the fragile truce between the Traction Cities and the Green Storm crumbles, Theo and Wren are reunited in the ruins of London but they cannot tell for how long. Hester is missing, presumed dead. In a violent and complex world, power, corruption and betrayal are a way of life. The abandoned and far-flung are making strange alliances but there is no guarantee that anyone will survive.
ISBN 9780439943468
Series Mortal engines series (4 of 4)
Publisher Scholastic UK, 2007
Reeve, Philip
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Darwin's tortoise
Harriet, a giant Galapagos Island tortoise, is looked after and observed by Charles Darwin in his development of his daring theory of evolution and his book, the Origin of the Species. Cleverly written from Harriet's perspective.
ISBN 9781863953733
Publisher Black Inc, 2005
Stewart, Robin
No book cover.
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Daughter of the flames
A sweeping fantasy chronicling a courageous girl's sometimes violent fight for freedom in a world ravaged by war and religious fanaticism. Tackles themes such as religion and terrorism as well as unconventional love. Usually read by students in Year 10 and above.
ISBN 9781406308617
Publisher Walker Books, 2008
Marriott, Zoe
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David Beckham Academy series, The
Stories about boys hoping to be soccer professionals. 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 David Beckham Academy series, The (4 books)
The David Beckham Academy staff
No book cover.
1346
David Copperfield
For David Copperfield, orphaned and with a cruel stepfather, the future looks bleak. But, a new start beckons, first with the magnificent Mr Micawber and then with his eccentric aunt, Betsey Trotwood. David encounters a range of people who will change his fortunes in very different ways, and his life forever.
ISBN 9780141031750
Publisher Penguin Books Ltd, UK, 2007
Dickens, Charles
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Davy Crockett: frontier legend
Davy Crockett was a child of the frontier, where violence and danger were everywhere. A hunter, soldier and backwoods politician, he helped settle large swaths of the still-growing United States. In the process, he became an American legend, with his life and exploits dramatised, and often fictionalised, in film and TV.
ISBN 9781402754999
Series Sterling biographies series (6 of 29)
Publisher Sterling Publishing Co, 2008
Stanley, George Edward
No book cover.
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Day I swapped my dad for two goldfish, The
A boy swaps his father for two goldfish. When his mother insists he swaps his father back, he discovers that his dad's been swapped numerous times.
ISBN 9780747575184
Publisher Bloomsbury, 2004
Topics / Year 5 easy reads /
Gaiman, Neil & McKean, Dave (ill)
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Day of the djinn warriors, The
John and Phillipa are trying to determine why the valuable jade collections in museums all over the world are disappearing. An aging curse has been placed on their father and another wicked spell has awakened the terracotta soldiers of China. The twins must stop the mysterious terracotta warriors, rescue their parents and save the world before it's too late.
ISBN 9781407103655
Series Children of the lamp series, The (4 of 7)
Publisher Scholastic UK, 2007
Kerr, P B
No book cover.
25920

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Day to remember, A
A moving look at the history of Australia's and New Zealand's involvement in warfare through the lens of a single day - Anzac Day - revisited on notable years between 1915 and 2012.
ISBN 9780732293604
Publisher Angus & Robertson (HarperCollins), 2012
French, Jackie & Wilson, Mark (ill)
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Dead ball
A Russian billionaire and a mystery Englishman fix an important match in Russia's favour, by intimidating the England goalie, Alex Finn. But, Alex goes against their wishes and has an 'accidental' car crash, which puts him out of the return game. Something is going on with England's replacement goalie and Danny mixes with the criminals of the footballing underworld as he tries to unravel the match-fixing mystery.
ISBN 9780141323688
Series Foul play series (2 of 5)
Publisher Puffin UK, 2010
Palmer, Tom
No book cover.
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Dead certain
Max has a plan. A plan to help out his favourite uncle one last time. Dad will probably ground him and he won't be able to go to Thomo's go-kart party but Max knows exactly what he has to do. In fact, he's dead certain.
ISBN 9781921529900
Series Lightning strikes series (19 books)
Publisher Walker Books Australia Pty Ltd, 2011
Gould, Sally
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Dead famous: William Shakespeare and his dramatic acts
Even though he's dead, William is still full of surprises. Get the inside story from his secret diary and the news of the day from the Shakespearean Sun. Be amazed as the curtain is raised on Shakespeare's most dramatic acts.
ISBN 9780439982696
Publisher Scholastic UK, 2004
Donkin, Andrew & Goddard, Clive (ill)
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Dead funny
I was dead excited about my first trip to America. But, then, people started getting themselves killed in really weird ways. Nothing made sense until Graham and I investigated, then the murders seemed to tie together as neatly as a string of sausages. A little too neatly.
ISBN 9781406314618
Series Poppy Fields series (9 books)
Publisher Walker Books, 2009
Landman, Tanya
No book cover.
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Dead I know, The
Aaron has left school and is starting a job as assistant to a funeral director. Although uncommunicative, Aaron is a willing and capable worker. But, his home life is fraught. Aaron lives at a caravan park and is the sole carer of his guardian, who's on the verge of dementia. And, Aaron is frightened. He walks in his sleep and has nightmares he can't explain and memories he can't recover. Usually read by students in Years 9, 10 or above.
ISBN 9781742373843
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2011
Gardner, Scot
No book cover.
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Dead meat
Danny is an ordinary boy in an ordinary family who seems to attract amazing and funny experiences.
ISBN 9781862911857
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 1993
Simons, Moya
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Deadly animals
Find out about the incredible poisons, natural weapons and super-senses that make some of the most deadly animals in the world natural-born killers. From big cats to snakes, sharks, crocodiles and some surprisingly lethal small creatures, each double page uncovers a different deadly animal.
ISBN 9781409582021
Series Usborne beginners plus series (16 books)
Publisher Usborne Publishing Ltd, 2015
Usborne
No book cover.
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Deadly Australians
Information about some deadly Australians, that is, some great Indigenous people who are successful, talented, outstanding and cool. They include Bronwyn Bancroft, Fabri Blacklock, Uncle Charles Moran, Darlene Johnson, Jimmy Little, Linda Burney and Charles Davidson who have achieved in art, politics, music and other fields.
ISBN 9781865045054
Series Reconciliation - for older students series (7 of 7)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2009
Craven, Rhonda & Wilson-Miller, James
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Deadly D & Justice Jones 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 Deadly D & Justice Jones series (3 books)
Prince, Scott & Hartley, David
No book cover.
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Deadly D & Justice Jones: Making the team
Dylan has an amazing power. It attracts the attention of the Brisbane Broncos football team, where Dylan becomes known as Deadly D.
ISBN 9781922142184
Series Deadly D & Justice Jones series (3 books)
Publisher Magabala Books, 2013
Prince, Scott & Hartley, David
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Deadly D & Justice Jones: Rising star
The action-packed, rugby league adventures of Deadly D and Justice Jones just got a whole lot deadlier. As Deadly D continues to be rugby league's hottest superstar, Dylan's secret has fallen into the hands of a nasty newspaper reporter who can't wait to tell the world. Dylan and Justice must stop the curse from being revealed.
ISBN 9781922142504
Series Deadly D & Justice Jones series (3 books)
Publisher Magabala Books, 2014
Prince, Scott & Hartley, David
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Deadly D & Justice Jones; Search, The
Dylan and his loyal friend, Justice Jones, are desperately trying to keep the secret of Deadly D from being revealed to the world. Maybe, it's time for Dylan to fess up to his mother about how he has been using his superhero powers. And, the Brisbane Broncos won't be able to cope if Deadly D doesn't return.
ISBN 9781925360011
Series Deadly D & Justice Jones series (3 books)
Publisher Magabala Books, 2015
Prince, Scott & Hartley, David
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Dear Jack
Laney Curtis is in Year 8 when her mother develops breast cancer rejecting chemotherapy because she is pregnant. This touching story describes Laney's struggle with the possibility that her mother may die. Also, Laney develops a plan to snare Andy Carter, a student at her school. Best suited to mature readers. Usually read by students in Years 9, 10 and above.
ISBN 9781876603144
Publisher Futuretrack Australia, 2007
Sauer, Tammi
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Dear Olly
The stories of a young man, his little sister and a baby swallow are intertwined simply to reveal the high price a young man pays when he gives up a lucrative career in vet science to bring joy and laughter to orphans in Africa. The values he puts on love, laughter and the chance to see gorillas in the wild make it all worth it.
ISBN 9780006753339
Publisher HarperCollins Australia, 2000
Morpurgo, Michael
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Dear writer
Lizzie and her friend want to surprise their teacher with a visit by his favourite author for the teacher's birthday in Book Week.
ISBN 9780141312705
Publisher Penguin, 2001
Gleeson, Libby
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Death cure, The
The time for Wocked's lies is over, but the truth could be more dangerous than Thomas could ever imagine. Includes some violence. Usually read by students in Years 9, 10 or above.
ISBN 9781908435200
Series Maze Runner series (3 of 4)
Publisher Chicken House, 2012
Dashner, James
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Death in a nut
When Jack's mother is very sick, he is able to prevent her dying by squeezing Old Man Death into an empty hazelnut. But, trouble begins for the people and the food in the village and Jack learns a powerful lesson about life and death.
ISBN 9781845070816
Publisher Frances Lincoln, 2005
Maddern, Eric & Hess, Paul (ill)
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Death of a princess
Set in Ancient Egypt, the book follows the murder investigation of the Pharaoh's daughter. The story follows Meryet-Neith, the harem's beautician, who needs to find the truth or risk becoming a scapegoat for the murder.
ISBN 9781877003905
Publisher Little Hare Books, 2005
Geason, Susan
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Death on the Nile
Poirot, the amazing Belgian detective, is on vacation. But, some dirty business finds him as he falls foul of a murder on a Nile River steamer, followed quickly by two obviously connected murders. An elegant setting for a very sophisticated group of players, with an ingenious plot and some clever deduction on the part of our hero. Plus, a little romance on the side for glamour. Beautifully illustrated by Frank Leclercq.
ISBN 9780007250585
Series Agatha Christie graphic novel series (11 books)
Publisher Harper, 2007
Christie, Agatha & Riviera, Francois (adapt)
No book cover.
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Death: the horror of the plague, The
Thomas Timewell is sixteen, living in England in 1828, where body-snatching is rife, cut-throats are about and terrible novelists are absorbing the lives of wealthy women with nothing better to do. Contains some horror and mature themes. Usually read by students in Years 9, 10 and above.
ISBN 9781742030739
Publisher Black Dog Books, 2009
Braxton-Smith, Ananda
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Deborah Mailman (Aussie Stars)
Tells of Deborah's childhood, schooling and rise to become one of Australia's finest actors.
ISBN 9781876400309
Series Aussie stars series (12 books)
Publisher Coolabah Publishing, 2004
McCallum, Grant
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Deep water
Tori has heard a dog howling. He is not sure if he imagined it or if it is, as his cousin Bronte says, Axle's ghost. Thinking that, perhaps Axle could be alive after all. Tori sets out to solve the mystery but discovers more than he expected to find.
ISBN 9780143300304
Publisher Penguin, 2003
Forrestal, Elaine
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Deep water
When her mum suddenly disappears, Danni moves to a tiny Cornish fishing village with her Dad, where the locals treat her like a monster. As the village's dark, disturbing past bubbles to the surface, Danni discovers that she's not who, or what, she thought she was. And, the only way to save her family from a bitter curse is to embrace her incredible, new gift, however impossible it seems.
ISBN 9781409586104
Publisher Usborne Publishing Ltd, 2015
Hersey, Lu
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Define normal
Two very different girls, the punk and the goody-goody, are forced together in a peer-counselling situation at their school. Surprisingly, they find they have some things in common.
ISBN 9780316734899
Publisher Little, Brown & Co,
Peters, Julie Anne
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Deltora book of monsters, The
A colourful bestiary that depicts the terrifying creatures of Deltora's forests, mountains and deserts.
ISBN 9781865043692
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2001
Rodda, Emily & McBride, Marc (ill)
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Deltora Quest series
Any two titles read from this series can be included as official Challenge books; up to five more titles can be included as your personal choice books. To see the individual book titles and their PRC ID numbers, go to the Series lists on the Booklists page, on the website. Or, you can search for a series name or the individual titles by using the Search function on the top left hand corner of the screen.
Series Deltora Quest series (9 books)
Rodda, Emily
No book cover.
Deltora Shadowlands series
Any two titles read from this series can be included as official Challenge books; up to five more titles can be included as your personal choice books. To see the individual book titles and their PRC ID numbers, go to the Series lists on the Booklists page on the website. Or, you can search for a series name or the individual titles by using the Search function on the top left hand corner of the screen.
Series Deltora Shadowlands series (3 books)
Rodda, Emily
No book cover.
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DemiChat and the Kent Street mystery
Lord Flannery is a beagle, recently retired from Scotland Yard's dog squad. Flannery meets DemiChat, an exotic cat, who spends her time watching old Sherlock Holmes movies. She is most impressed with Flannery's real life crime experiences. When they see suspicious activity on a building site opposite, the pair set off in pursuit of a kidnapper and find themselves in Paris and Rome.
ISBN 9781921642357
Publisher Sid Harta Publishers, 2010
Brisland, Toni
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Demon dentist
Strange things were happening when children would put their teeth under the pillow for the tooth fairy. In the morning they would find a dead slug, a spider, a slimy eyeball or much, much worse. Alfie is determined to find the culprit, whilst evading the social worker who has started visiting his home.
ISBN 9780007453566
Publisher HarperCollins Children's Books, 2013
Walliams, David
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Demon headmaster, The
There is something sinister going on at Dinah's new school. The headmaster has a weird kind of control over the pupils.
ISBN 9780192718556
Publisher Oxford University Press, 2001
Cross, Gillian
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Depression years, The
Through words and illustrations, this book describes both the grim poverty and the happy side of life during the Great Depression in Australia.
ISBN 9780340377130
Publisher Hodder Headline Australia Pty Ltd, 1986
Irvine, Nance
No book cover.
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Desert cowboy
Yinti travels from one outback place to another. He is a Desert Cowboy who experiences a series of firsts: learning the kartiya language (English), his first pay, seeing kartiyas (whitefellas), cars, cows and horses and trousers made from flour bags.
ISBN 9781875641574
Publisher Magabala Books, 2000
Lowe, Pat & Pike, Jimmy (ill)
No book cover.
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Desert dog
Spinifex, a dingo pup, is adopted by a family living in the traditional way, moving from waterhole to waterhole. Based on an incident in his childhood, the pup encountering station life shares the experience of Jimmy Pike's own people.
ISBN 9781875641352
Publisher Magabala Books, 1997
Lowe, Pat & Pike, Jimmy (ill)
No book cover.
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Desert dreamings
Well-organised under clear headings and well-presented information on indigenous Australia with contents, websites, a glossary and ideas for related things to do.
ISBN 9781740702249
Series Australian Library series (2 of 21)
Publisher Heinemann, 2004
Stokes, Deirdre
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Desert safari
Take a sandy adventure to the Sahara Desert in Africa and discover its secrets.
ISBN 9781865048864
Series X-zone series (48 books)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2005
Topics / Year 6 easy reads /
Savage, Andrea
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Designing digital games
Discover your design skills by developing a video game and learning basic programming concepts to complete cool projects. To get started, all you need is a computer connected to the Internet.
ISBN 9781119177210
Series Dummies Junior series (12 books)
Publisher John Wiley & Sons Australia Ltd, 2016
Topics / STEM /
Breen, Derek
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Destiny's right hand
While stumbling through a harsh world of hopes and expectations, teenage journalist, Eddie Innocent, meets the stunning but strange Destiny. As they work together to solve a painful mystery, Eddie wonders if he's finally discovered the front page news story he's been looking for.
ISBN 9780143304210
Publisher Penguin Books Australia, 2010
Wagner, Michael
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Destroy Troy
It is the night before the Greeks leave the Trojan Horse at the gates of Troy. Battle Boy 005 is caught in the battle between the Greeks and the Trojans. Then, he meets Polyxena, the daughter of King Priam.
ISBN 9780330425193
Series Battle boy series (3 of 15)
Publisher Pan MacMillan, 2009
Carter, Charlie & Jeffery, Russell (ill)
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Deucalion
Millions of settlers come to the planet, Deucalion, to take advantage of the chance it offers for a new beginning. This will mean changes for the Elokoi, who lived there first. But worse than that, the Elokoi people are dying mysteriously.
ISBN 9780702228650
Series Deucalion trilogy series (1 of 3)
Publisher University of Queensland Press, 1995
Caswell, Brian
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Series Deucalion trilogy series (3 books)
Caswell, Brian
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Devil danger
Sam Fox is on a skiing trip in Tasmania when a baby plummets out of a cable car overhead. The baby is Crown Prince Thomas, the four month old son of European Princess Monica, and the fall results from a bungled kidnap attempt. Before he knows it, Sam is on the run from kidnappers and avoiding avalanches and explosions to keep the young Crown Prince alive.
ISBN 9780143303725
Series Extreme adventures series (10 of 11)
Publisher Penguin Books Australia, 2009
D'Ath, Justin
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Dexter: the courageous koala
Ashley has been longing for a pet of her own but her plans for a puppy fall through. Instead, her parents send Ashley on a holiday to her eccentric Aunt Micky. There, Ashley saves an injured mother koala and her joey Dexter. When a storm cuts off the only access road to the vet, Ashley must find the courage to find another way to safety.
ISBN 9780733331787
Publisher ABC Books, 2015
Blackadder, Jesse
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Diamond Brothers series
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Series Diamond Brothers series (8 books)
Horowitz, Anthony
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Diamond horse, The
A priceless diamond necklace holds a secret- the stories of two different girls. Anna Orlov lives in a beautiful snowbound palace, home to a menagerie of wonderful animals: tigers, wolfhounds and horses, but also her cruel brother Ivan. So when Anna defies her father's wishes she has no idea of the dangers to come. Soon Anna, her tiger and her horse will be fighting for survival in the frozen wilds. Valentina is a circus performer with a very special horse and big dreams. A girl who sees beyond the bright lights of the big top. A horse with an incredible future...
ISBN 9780008124397
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, UK, 2016
Gregg, Stacy
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Diamond spirit
At the start of the summer holidays, the unthinkable happens when Jess's beloved pony, Diamond, has a terrible accident. She blames her best friend for the pony's accident and Jess feels she's now lost two good friends.
ISBN 9781742373157
Series Diamond Spirit series (1 of 5)
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2011
Wood, Karen
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Series Diamond Spirit series (5 books)
Wood, Karen
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Diary of a 6th grade ninja
It's my first day at a new school and the only person I know is my cousin, Zoe (but she might be a little too cool for me). I was just another scrawny kid until a group of ninjas recruited me into their clan. It was a world of trouble I wasn't prepared for. This diary is a warning: the life of a ninja is dangerous, scary...and awesome. My name is Chase Cooper, and I'm a 6th grade ninja.
ISBN 9781760295554
Series Diary of a 6th grade ninja series NEW SERIES 2018 (10 books)
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2017
Emerson, Marcus & Lee, David (ill)
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Diary of a 6th grade ninja series NEW SERIES 2018
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Series Diary of a 6th grade ninja series NEW SERIES 2018 (10 books)
Emerson, Marcus & Lee, David (ill)
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Diary of a 6th grade ninja: Buchanan bandits
As always, there's trouble brewing in the school halls, and you'll never guess who wants to team up with me... There's a thieving bandit on the loose, and as each day passes, his list of victims grows. Zoe says I should stay out of it...but staying out of trouble isn't my style. My name is Chase Cooper, and I'm a 6th grade ninja.
ISBN 9781760295608
Series Diary of a 6th grade ninja series NEW SERIES 2018 (10 books)
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2017
Emerson, Marcus & Lee, David (ill)
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Diary of a 6th grade ninja: Game of chase, A
Rival ninja clans, pirate overlords and now a sneaky evil genius - at my school, things don't stay quiet for long... The science fair is coming up, and things are going smoothly - until some supervillain starts stealing science projects and destroying them. Oh, and leaving me anonymous notes and trying to frame me. It's going to be a long week. My name is Chase Cooper, and I'm a 6th grade ninja.
ISBN 9781760295585
Series Diary of a 6th grade ninja series NEW SERIES 2018 (10 books)
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2017
Emerson, Marcus & Lee, David (ill)
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Diary of a 6th grade ninja: My worst frenemy
Wyatt and I have made a deal - if I help him get his ninja clan back then he'll leave me alone forever. So this week, Wyatt and I are building a robot together for a school competition while we figure out how he can win back the red ninjas. I know it sounds like a bad idea, but Wyatt's changed! Well, I think he has... My name is Chase Cooper, and I'm a 6th grade ninja.
ISBN 9781760295646
Series Diary of a 6th grade ninja series NEW SERIES 2018 (10 books)
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2017
Emerson, Marcus & Lee, David (ill)
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Diary of a 6th grade ninja: Pirate invasion
Continuing the havoc-meets-hilarious adventures of Chase Cooper, who is recruited by a secret society of ninjas at his new school. Being the leader of a ninja clan isn't easy - especially when half of my ninja clan quit. This week started with 'Talk Like a Pirate' day, and it looks like it's going to end with an all-out pirate invasion. The entire school is in danger, and I'm the only one who can save it. My name is Chase Cooper, and I'm a 6th grade ninja.
ISBN 9781760295561
Series Diary of a 6th grade ninja series NEW SERIES 2018 (10 books)
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2017
Emerson, Marcus & Lee, David (ill)
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Diary of a 6th grade ninja: Rise of the red ninjas
It all started when some kid stole my book bag, and set off an avalanche of disaster that turned into the worst week of my life. I'm number one on the school's most-wanted list, and I've just found out about a rival ninja clan- the red ninjas. Things are looking bleak, but ninjas never quit...and neither do their enemies. My name is Chase Cooper, and I'm a 6th grade ninja.
ISBN 9781760295578
Series Diary of a 6th grade ninja series NEW SERIES 2018 (10 books)
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2017
Emerson, Marcus & Lee, David (ill)
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Diary of a 6th grade ninja: Scavengers
The Scavengers invited me to join their secret club. Turning them down was a bad idea... It's election week and I'm trying to help Zoe become president...while fending off the creepy Scavengers and a school reporter who's trying to expose my ninja clan. Yeah, my week is packed. My name is Chase Cooper, and I'm a 6th grade ninja.
ISBN 9781760295615
Series Diary of a 6th grade ninja series NEW SERIES 2018 (10 books)
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2017
Emerson, Marcus & Lee, David (ill)
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Diary of a 6th grade ninja: Spirit Week shenanigans
It's Spirit Week, and that means costumes, competitions and chaos. And it's only Monday... I've got to step up and win the Spirit Week games or Wyatt's red ninjas will have free rein to take over the school. But no matter how hard I play, Wyatt keeps beating me. It's gonna take all my ninja skills to get through this week. My name is Chase Cooper, and I'm a 6th grade ninja.
ISBN 9781760295622
Series Diary of a 6th grade ninja series NEW SERIES 2018 (10 books)
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2017
Emerson, Marcus & Lee, David (ill)
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Diary of a 6th grade ninja: Terror at the talent show
I've met Victor, the leader of the Scavengers, and let me tell you - he's not the forgiving type. The Scavengers are back and they're out to ruin my life (again!). Time is running out and I have to end this feud with the Scavengers once and for all...even if it means hanging up my ninja robes for good. My name is Chase Cooper, and I'm a 6th grade ninja.
ISBN 9781760295592
Series Diary of a 6th grade ninja series NEW SERIES 2018 (10 books)
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2017
Emerson, Marcus & Lee, David (ill)
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Diary of a 6th grade ninja: The Scavengers strike back
I've met Victor, the leader of the Scavengers, and let me tell you - he's not the forgiving type. The Scavengers are back and they're out to ruin my life (again!). Time is running out and I have to end this feud with the Scavengers once and for all...even if it means hanging up my ninja robes for good. My name is Chase Cooper, and I'm a 6th grade ninja.
ISBN 9781760295639
Series Diary of a 6th grade ninja series NEW SERIES 2018 (10 books)
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2017
Emerson, Marcus & Lee, David (ill)
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Diary of a wildlife photographer
A journal covering fourteen years of adventures with, and taking photographs of, animals in the wild. The author and photographer has held the throat of a cheetah, been charged by a rhino and had heart-stopping moments with wild elephants and hippos. There are wonderful recollections of playing with baby pandas in China, walking with lions in Botswana and being groomed by a chimpanzee. Stunning photographs.
ISBN 9780980872729
Publisher True to Life books, 2013
Latta, Jan
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Diary of a wimpy kid series
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Series Diary of a wimpy kid series (11 books)
Kinney, Jeff
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Diary of a wimpy kid: a novel in cartoons
Greg Heffley, an undersize weakling, is starting high school where he has to share the hallways with kids who are taller, meaner and already shaving. He desperately wants to be cool and is always looking for an angle to raise his profile. In notes and cartoons, he documents his experiences of school and family life, and offers advice on how to survive.
ISBN 9780143303831
Series Diary of a wimpy kid series (1 of 11)
Publisher Penguin, 2007
Topics / Year 6 easy reads /
Kinney, Jeff
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Diary of a wimpy kid: cabin fever
Greg Heffley is in big trouble. School property has been damaged and Greg is the prime suspect. But, the crazy thing is, he's innocent. Or sort of. The authorities are closing in but, when a surprise blizzard hits, the Heffley family is trapped indoors. Greg knows that when the snow melts he's going to have to face the music, but he wonders if any punishment could be worse than being stuck inside with your family for the holidays.
ISBN 9780143306641
Series Diary of a wimpy kid series (6 of 11)
Publisher Penguin Books Australia, 2011
Topics / Year 6 easy reads /
Kinney, Jeff
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Diary of a wimpy kid: dog days
It's summer holidays, the weather is great and all the kids are having fun outside. Greg Heffley is inside his house, with the shades drawn, playing video games. But, Greg's mother has a different vision for an ideal summer, one packed with outdoor activities and family togetherness.
ISBN 9780143304951
Series Diary of a wimpy kid series (4 of 11)
Publisher Puffin Australia, 2009
Topics / Year 6 easy reads /
Kinney, Jeff
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Diary of a wimpy kid: double down
The pressure is really piling up on Greg. His mum thinks video games are turning his brain to mush so she wants him to put down the controller and explore his creative side. As if that's not scary enough, Halloween is just around the corner and the frights are coming at Greg from every angle. When Greg discovers a bag of gummy worms, it sparks an idea. If he makes a movie, it might just get his mum off his back and also make him rich and famous in the process.
ISBN 9780143309338
Series Diary of a wimpy kid series (11 of 11)
Publisher Penguin, 2016
Kinney, Jeff
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Diary of a wimpy kid: hard luck
Greg has been on a losing streak and he decides to take a leap of faith and leave all decisions to chance, rolling a dice to try and turn his luck around.
ISBN 9780143308089
Series Diary of a wimpy kid series (8 of 11)
Publisher Puffin USA, 2013
Topics / Year 6 easy reads /
Kinney, Jeff
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Diary of a wimpy kid: old school
Life was better in the old days. Or I think it was. That's the question Greg Heffley is asking as his town voluntarily unplugs and goes electronics-free. But, Greg isn't cut out for an old-fashioned world. With tension building inside and outside the Heffley home, Greg wonders how he will survive.
ISBN 9781419717017
Series Diary of a wimpy kid series (10 of 11)
Publisher Puffin Australia, 2015
Kinney, Jeff
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Diary of a wimpy kid: Rodrick rules
As Greg Heffley enters the new school year, he is eager to put the past three months behind him, and one event in particular. Unfortunately, his older brother, Rodrick, knows all about the incident Greg wants to keep under wraps. But, secrets have a way of getting out, especially when a diary is involved.
ISBN 9780810994737
Series Diary of a wimpy kid series (2 of 11)
Publisher Penguin, 2008
Topics / Year 6 easy reads /
Kinney, Jeff
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Diary of a wimpy kid: The getaway
Greg Heffley and his family are getting out of town. With the cold weather and the stress of the approaching holiday season, the Heffleys decide to escape to a tropical island resort for some much needed rest and relaxation. A few days in paradise should do wonders for Greg and his frazzled family. But the Heffleys soon discover that paradise isn't everything it's cracked up to be. Sunburn, stomach troubles, and venomous critters all threaten to ruin the family's vacation. Can their trip be saved, or will this island getaway end in disaster?
ISBN 9780143782797
Series Diary of a wimpy kid series (12 of 11)
Publisher Penguin, 2017
Kinney, Jeff
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Diary of a wimpy kid: the last straw
Greg Heffley will never change his wimpy ways. Somebody just needs to explain that to Greg's father. Frank Heffley thinks he can get his son to toughen up and he enlists Greg in organised sports and other manly endeavours. Greg is able to sidestep his father's efforts to change him but, when his dad threatens to send him to military academy, Greg realises he's to shape up or get shipped out.
ISBN 9780143304555
Series Diary of a wimpy kid series (3 of 11)
Publisher Penguin Books Australia, 2009
Topics / Year 6 easy reads /
Kinney, Jeff
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Diary of a wimpy kid: the long haul
A family road trip is supposed to be a lot of fun. The journey takes off full of promise, then quickly takes several wrong turns, at a gas station bathroom, crazed seagulls and a runaway pig.
ISBN 9780143308591
Series Diary of a wimpy kid series (9 of 11)
Publisher Penguin, 2014
Kinney, Jeff
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Diary of a wimpy kid: the third wheel
A Valentine's Day dance at Greg's middle school has turned his world upside down. As Greg scrambles to find a date, he's worried he'll be left out in the cold on the big night. His best friend, Rowley, doesn't have any prospects either, but that's a small consolation. An unexpected twist gives Greg a partner for the dance and leaves Rowley the odd man out. But, a lot can happen in one night, and, in the end, you never know who's going to be lucky in love.
ISBN 9781419705847
Series Diary of a wimpy kid series (7 of 11)
Publisher Puffin Australia, 2012
Topics / Year 6 easy reads /
Kinney, Jeff
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Diary of a wimpy kid: the ugly truth
Although Greg is not a teenager quite yet, he feels as if he's hit his childhood expiration date and, when you're no longer a cute kid, nothing is as easy as it used to be.
ISBN 9780143304999
Series Diary of a wimpy kid series (5 of 11)
Publisher Penguin Books Australia, 2010
Topics / Year 6 easy reads /
Kinney, Jeff
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Diary of a would be-princess
Jillian James burning ambition is to belong to the popular Princess Group. They accuse her of being a dork because she sits next to Nigel. In a rocky ride through year five, Jillian learns that being a Princess isn't the only thing in life worth achieving, and that true friends can come in different shapes and sizes.
ISBN 9781865047799
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2005
Green, Jessica
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Diary of Anne Frank, The
During the persecution of the Jewish people in the Netherlands in World War II, Anne wrote in her diary of how her family hid for two years in a few rooms.
ISBN 9780141315188
Publisher Penguin, 2002
Frank, Anne
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Diary of Ma Yan: the life of a Chinese schoolgirl, The
An incredible story of survival and spirit. In Zhangjiashu, China, fourteen year old Ma Yan struggles to escape poverty through persistent, sometimes desperate, attempts to continue her education. Her diary details a world few of us can imagine.
ISBN 9781844081806
Publisher Virago Press, 2005
Haski, Pierre
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Diary of William Shakespeare gentleman
The world knows the name William Shakespeare, but what of the man behind the name- the husband, lover, son and poet? Was he happy with his riches? Who was the woman he truly loved? And could the acclaimed playwright put down his pen forever to become a gentleman? Written by Australian Children's Laureate Jackie French and based on new documentary evidence, this story is a fascinating glimpse into a life that might have been and a story that has never been told. Usually read by students in Years 9, 10 or above.
ISBN 9781460750575
Publisher Angus & Robertson (HarperCollins), 2016
French, Jackie
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Diary Z
Red Liston entertains the reader with diary entries about his teenage exploits.
ISBN 9781862913790
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 1998
McCarthy, Stephanie
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Different dog, A
'I'll tell you something, Chase. Don't beg. Some people beg because they have nothing. But a dog should never do it just because someone says the word beg'. The unforgettable story of a boy who cannot speak and the day he finds his voice.
ISBN 9781760296469
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2017
Jennings, Paul & Kelly, Geoff (ill)
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Different life, A
A swim in the sea results in Libby catching an infection which paralyses her legs and leads to a different life.
ISBN 9780704349469
Publisher The Women's Press, 1999
Keith, Lois
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Different like Coco
Coco Chanel rose from poverty to become the founder of the famous fashion house of Chanel. The original and appealing illustrations give an extra dimension to the biography.
ISBN 9780763625481
Publisher Candlewick Press, 2007
Matthews, Elizabeth
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Dig 3ft NW: the legendary journey of Burke and Wills
In 1860, Robert Burke, accompanied by William Wills and a party of explorers, was prepared to risk everything to become the first European to cross the Australian continent from south to north. A few months later, a tree bore a strange carving, Dig under 3 ft NW. Burke, Wills and five other men were dead. A compelling account of a journey that was in trouble even before it began.
ISBN 9781921351723
Publisher Text Publishing Co, 2008
Murgatroyd, Sarah
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Digger the dog who went to war
Inspired by a true story, a young soldier smuggles his dog onto his troop ship when he leaves to fight in World War I. Together they face the triumphs and tragedies of the Western Front.
ISBN 9780734415745
Publisher Lothian Books, 2015
Wilson, Mark
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Dinosaur knights
A team of scientists are trying to transport a live dinosaur to the future by stretching time. When the dinosaur becomes stranded in the Middle Ages, it crosses the paths of twin brothers, Roland and Oswald, who are struggling to save their father from a corrupt official. Roland dreams of being a knight while Oswald imagines a future as a physician. Meeting the dinosaur changes their lives forever.
ISBN 9781862917958
Publisher Omnibus Books, 2009
Bauer, Michael Gerard
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Dinosaur record breakers
Want to know what the biggest dinosaur is far discovered was? What about the smallest? The most colourful? Most feathery? All that and more is revealed in this book, as well as some amazing facts about the dinosaur's contemporaries - the pterosaurs and marine reptiles. Travel back in time and imagine what life was like in the Mesozoic Era.
ISBN 9781742832586
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2012
Naish, Darren
No book cover.
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Dinosaurs
Meet the prehistoric masters of the earth and discover how ancient fossils and footprints reveal their awesome world. See a dinosaur's skin and examine evidence that proves some species were cannibals.
ISBN 9781405321549
Series Eyewitness series (36 books)
Publisher Dorling Kindersley, 2007
Norman, David
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Dinosaurs eye to eye
Come face to face with the fiercest, wildest, most incredible creatures that ever roamed the earth, all captured in deadly detail. Find out why dinosaurs look the way they do, where they lived and explore their habitats.
ISBN 9781405347693
Publisher Dorling Kindersley, 2010
Woodward, John
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Dinotopia
This is a pseudo-factual account of the relationship between humans and dinosaurs.
ISBN 9780060530648
Publisher HarperTrophy, 2003
Gurney, James
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Disappearing act
Matt Cooper is twelve, and spends his time honing his magic skills and tricks. His great-grandfather, Mattheus, was a magician whose career came to a disastrous end when a trick he performed backfired. What neither Matt nor Mattheus realise is that there's an even older story behind the failure of Mattheus' disappearing trick.
ISBN 9780732295752
Publisher Angus & Robertson (HarperCollins), 2014
Moloney, James
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Discover the deep
We are all familiar with the top layer of the ocean but let's explore what the ocean is like far beneath the surface. Find out what secrets are hidden in the deep and what creatures lurk way down where the sun doesn't shine. Easy to access information includes unusual or amazing facts, photographs, charts and maps.
ISBN 9781865047553
Series X-zone series (48 books)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2004
Topics / Year 6 easy reads /
Ramsden, Julie & Michael
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Discovery of dragons, The
Stimulating, intricate illustrations take us into the magical world of dragons.
ISBN 9780140565133
Publisher Penguin, 1998
Base, Graeme
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Disgrace of Kitty Grey, the
Kitty has a comfortable life as a country milkmaid, working for a rich family in a great house. Life changes when her handsome man vanishes, leaving her with his 5-year-old sister. She is sent on an errand to London, where she is determined to track her man down, but her fate is literally snatched out of her hands and things spiral out of control.
ISBN 9781408827611
Publisher Bloomsbury, 2013
Hooper, Mary
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Graeme starts to feel as if he is alienated from the rest of the human race. A psychological thriller that deals with schizophrenia.
ISBN 9780140327960
Publisher Puffin USA, 1990
Harding, Lee
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Diva series
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Series Diva series (6 books)
Lawson, Sue
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Divergent
In a post-Apocalyptic world, society has been divided into five factions that hold fast to five ways of thinking and acting. At sixteen, every individual must choose to stay or join another faction. Tris knows she is different and moves on. However, she finds she has many qualities and has to fight to find an identity that matches all her skills. Tris must fight, take risks and decide who to love and trust.
ISBN 9780007420414
Series Divergent series (1 of 4)
Publisher HarperCollins Children's Books, 2011
Roth, Veronica
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Divergent series
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Series Divergent series (4 books)
Roth, Veronica
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Divers
Maybe you are interested in becoming a diver. Learn about different jobs that divers do in deep seas and shallow waters and find out about this dangerous and risky occupation.
ISBN 9780732998103
Series Extreme jobs series (1 of 6)
Publisher Macmillan Education Australia Pty Ltd, 2005
Hyland, Tony
No book cover.
DK findout series NEW SERIES 2018
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Various
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DK findout: Ancient Egypt
All you have you ever wanted to know about the Ancient Egyptians, from how they ate to how they made their mummies. This book is packed with surprising facts and amazing pictures of Ancient Egypt.
ISBN 9780241282779
Series DK findout series NEW SERIES 2018 (10 books)
Publisher Dorling Kindersley, 2017
McDonald, Angela
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DK findout: Ancient Rome
All you have you ever wanted to know about life in Ancient Rome, from what did they put into their shopping baskets and how to decode Roman numerals. This book is packed with surprising facts and incredible images of every aspect of Roman life..
ISBN 9780241250235
Series DK findout series NEW SERIES 2018 (10 books)
Publisher Dorling Kindersley, 2016
Chrisp, Peter
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DK findout: Animals
All you have you ever wanted to know about the animal kingdom, from what makes up a bird and how animals use camouflage to hide. This book is packed with surprising facts and amazing pictures of animals, from mammals to reptiles.
ISBN 9780241250259
Series DK findout series NEW SERIES 2018 (10 books)
Publisher Dorling Kindersley, 2016
Topics / STEM /
Mills, Andrea
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DK findout: Dinosaurs
All you have you ever wanted to know about the dinosaurs, from how big was a Argentinosaurus and where would you have to have gone to find a T.rex. This book is packed with surprising facts and amazing pictures of the prehistoric world.
ISBN 9780241250266
Series DK findout series NEW SERIES 2018 (10 books)
Publisher Dorling Kindersley, 2016
Topics / STEM /
Mills, Andrea
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DK findout: Pirates
Go back in time to discover the truth behind the myth. Readers who can't enough pirate facts will love this book. Discover what pirates ate, what life was like on-board a ship and the rules by which pirates live by.
ISBN 9780241282816
Series DK findout series NEW SERIES 2018 (10 books)
Publisher Dorling Kindersley, 2017
DK
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DK findout: Science
All you have you ever wanted to know about science, everything from light and electricity, to animals and parts of the body. Discover how to make a rainbow and all about the states of matter.
ISBN 9780241225196
Series DK findout series NEW SERIES 2018 (10 books)
Publisher Dorling Kindersley, 2016
Topics / STEM /
Grossman, Emily
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Dk findout: Sharks
The book for any kid who can't get enough shark facts! Packed with facts, quizzes and incredible images of all your favourite sharks including bullhead, carpet and angel sharks. Discover sharks from prehistoric times and try to match shark eggs to their parents.
ISBN 9780241282731
Series DK findout series NEW SERIES 2018 (10 books)
Publisher Dorling Kindersley, 2017
Topics / STEM /
DK
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DK findout: Solar System
All you have you ever wanted to know about the Solar System, from what are Saturn's rings made of or how long does it take to get to Pluto. This book is packed with surprising facts and amazing pictures that are out of this world.
ISBN 9780241225202
Series DK findout series NEW SERIES 2018 (10 books)
Publisher Dorling Kindersley, 2016
Topics / STEM /
Cruddas, Sara
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DK findout: Stone Age
All you have you ever wanted to know about the Stone Age, from what people wore and how they ate. This book is packed with surprising facts and amazing pictures of every aspect of Stone Age life.
ISBN 9780241282700
Series DK findout series NEW SERIES 2018 (10 books)
Publisher Dorling Kindersley, 2017
Janulis, Klint
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DK findout: Volcanoes
Everything you would want to know about the explosive world of volcanoes. Discover what the biggest volcano in the solar system is, how hot lava is and which type of lava is the stickiest.
ISBN 9780241250242
Series DK findout series NEW SERIES 2018 (10 books)
Publisher Dorling Kindersley, 2016
Topics / STEM /
DK
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DMAG
A magazine format mix of movie, games and book reviews with some educational and informative articles, a project pull-out with teaching notes and lots of interesting information and ideas for pre-teens. 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 DMAG (36 books)
Tonkin, Dorothy (ed)
No book cover.
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DMAG: April
A magazine format mix of movie, games and book reviews with some educational and informative articles, a project pull-out with teaching notes and lots of interesting information and ideas for pre-teens.
Series DMAG (36 books)
Publisher SmartyPantz Communications, 2012
Tonkin, Dorothy (ed)
No book cover.
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DMAG: April 2013
A magazine format mix of movie, games and book reviews with some educational and informative articles, a project pull-out with teaching notes and lots of interesting information and ideas for pre-teens.
Series DMAG (28 of 36)
Publisher SmartyPantz Communications, 2010
Tonkin, Dorothy (ed)
No book cover.
16599

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DMAG: April 2014
A magazine format mix of movie, games and book reviews with some educational and informative articles, a project pull-out with teaching notes and lots of interesting information and ideas for pre-teens.
Series DMAG (4 of 36)
Publisher SmartyPantz Communications, 2008
Tonkin, Dorothy (ed)
No book cover.
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DMAG: August
A magazine format mix of movie, games and book reviews with some educational and informative articles, a project pull-out with teaching notes and lots of interesting information and ideas for pre-teens.
Series DMAG (36 books)
Publisher SmartyPantz Communications, 2012
Tonkin, Dorothy (ed)
No book cover.
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DMAG: August 2014
A magazine format mix of movie, games and book reviews with some educational and informative articles, a project pull-out with teaching notes and lots of interesting information and ideas for pre-teens.
Series DMAG (8 of 36)
Publisher SmartyPantz Communications, 2008
Tonkin, Dorothy (ed)
No book cover.
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DMAG: December
A magazine format mix of movie, games and book reviews with some educational and informative articles, a project pull-out with teaching notes and lots of interesting information and ideas for pre-teens.
Series DMAG (36 books)
Publisher SmartyPantz Communications, 2012
Tonkin, Dorothy (ed)
No book cover.
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DMAG: December 2013
A magazine format mix of movie, games and book reviews with some educational and informative articles, a project pull-out with teaching notes and lots of interesting information and ideas for pre-teens.
Series DMAG (36 of 36)
Publisher SmartyPantz Communications, 2010
Tonkin, Dorothy (ed)
No book cover.
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DMAG: December 2014
A magazine format mix of movie, games and book reviews with some educational and informative articles, a project pull-out with teaching notes and lots of interesting information and ideas for pre-teens.
Series DMAG (36 books)
Publisher SmartyPantz Communications, 2011
Tonkin, Dorothy (ed)
No book cover.
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DMAG: February
A magazine format mix of movie, games and book reviews with some educational and informative articles, a project pull-out with teaching notes and lots of interesting information and ideas for pre-teens.
Series DMAG (36 books)
Publisher SmartyPantz Communications, 2012
Tonkin, Dorothy (ed)
No book cover.
872

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DMAG: February 2013
A magazine format mix of movie, games and book reviews with some educational and informative articles, a project pull-out with teaching notes and lots of interesting information and ideas for pre-teens.
Series DMAG (26 of 36)
Publisher SmartyPantz Communications, 2010
Tonkin, Dorothy (ed)
No book cover.
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DMAG: February 2014
A magazine format mix of movie, games and book reviews with some educational and informative articles, a project pull-out with teaching notes and lots of interesting information and ideas for pre-teens.
Series DMAG (2 of 36)
Publisher SmartyPantz Communications, 2008
Tonkin, Dorothy (ed)
No book cover.
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DMAG: January
Series DMAG (36 books)
Publisher SmartyPantz Communications, 2012
Tonkin, Dorothy (ed)
No book cover.
854

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DMAG: January 2013
A magazine format mix of movie, games and book reviews with some educational and informative articles, a project pull-out with teaching notes and lots of interesting information and ideas for pre-teens.
Series DMAG (25 of 36)
Publisher SmartyPantz Communications, 2010
Tonkin, Dorothy (ed)
No book cover.
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DMAG: January 2014
A magazine format mix of movie, games and book reviews with some educational and informative articles, a project pull-out with teaching notes and lots of interesting information and ideas for pre-teens.
Series DMAG (1 of 36)
Publisher SmartyPantz Communications, 2008
Tonkin, Dorothy (ed)
No book cover.
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DMAG: July
A magazine format mix of movie, games and book reviews with some educational and informative articles, a project pull-out with teaching notes and lots of interesting information and ideas for pre-teens.
Series DMAG (36 books)
Publisher SmartyPantz Communications, 2012
Tonkin, Dorothy (ed)
No book cover.
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DMAG: July 2013
A magazine format mix of movie, games and book reviews with some educational and informative articles, a project pull-out with teaching notes and lots of interesting information and ideas for pre-teens.
Series DMAG (31 of 36)
Publisher SmartyPantz Communications, 2010
Tonkin, Dorothy (ed)
No book cover.
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DMAG: July 2014
A magazine format mix of movie, games and book reviews with some educational and informative articles, a project pull-out with teaching notes and lots of interesting information and ideas for pre-teens.
Series DMAG (7 of 36)
Publisher SmartyPantz Communications, 2008
Tonkin, Dorothy (ed)
No book cover.
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DMAG: June
A magazine format mix of movie, games and book reviews with some educational and informative articles, a project pull-out with teaching notes and lots of interesting information and ideas for pre-teens.
Series DMAG (36 books)
Publisher SmartyPantz Communications, 2012
Tonkin, Dorothy (ed)
No book cover.
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DMAG: June 2013
A magazine format mix of movie, games and book reviews with some educational and informative articles, a project pull-out with teaching notes and lots of interesting information and ideas for pre-teens.
Series DMAG (30 of 36)
Publisher SmartyPantz Communications, 2010
Tonkin, Dorothy (ed)
No book cover.
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DMAG: June 2014
A magazine format mix of movie, games and book reviews with some educational and informative articles, a project pull-out with teaching notes and lots of interesting information and ideas for pre-teens.
Series DMAG (6 of 36)
Publisher SmartyPantz Communications, 2008
Tonkin, Dorothy (ed)
No book cover.
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DMAG: March
A magazine format mix of movie, games and book reviews with some educational and informative articles, a project pull-out with teaching notes and lots of interesting information and ideas for pre-teens.
Series DMAG (36 books)
Publisher SmartyPantz Communications, 2012
Tonkin, Dorothy (ed)
No book cover.
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DMAG: March 2013
A magazine format mix of movie, games and book reviews with some educational and informative articles, a project pull-out with teaching notes and lots of interesting information and ideas for pre-teens.
Series DMAG (27 of 36)
Publisher SmartyPantz Communications, 2010
Tonkin, Dorothy (ed)
No book cover.
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DMAG: March 2014
A magazine format mix of movie, games and book reviews with some educational and informative articles, a project pull-out with teaching notes and lots of interesting information and ideas for pre-teens.
Series DMAG (3 of 36)
Publisher SmartyPantz Communications, 2008
Tonkin, Dorothy (ed)
No book cover.
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DMAG: May
A magazine format mix of movie, games and book reviews with some educational and informative articles, a project pull-out with teaching notes and lots of interesting information and ideas for pre-teens.
Series DMAG (17 of 36)
Publisher SmartyPantz Communications, 2012
Tonkin, Dorothy (ed)
No book cover.
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DMAG: May 2013
A magazine format mix of movie, games and book reviews with some educational and informative articles, a project pull-out with teaching notes and lots of interesting information and ideas for pre-teens.
Series DMAG (29 of 36)
Publisher SmartyPantz Communications, 2010
Tonkin, Dorothy (ed)
No book cover.
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DMAG: May 2014
A magazine format mix of movie, games and book reviews with some educational and informative articles, a project pull-out with teaching notes and lots of interesting information and ideas for pre-teens.
Series DMAG (5 of 36)
Publisher SmartyPantz Communications, 2008
Tonkin, Dorothy (ed)
No book cover.
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DMAG: November
A magazine format mix of movie, games and book reviews with some educational and informative articles, a project pull-out with teaching notes and lots of interesting information and ideas for pre-teens.
Series DMAG (36 books)
Publisher SmartyPantz Communications, 2012
Tonkin, Dorothy (ed)
No book cover.
2994

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DMAG: November 2013
A magazine format mix of movie, games and book reviews with some educational and informative articles, a project pull-out with teaching notes and lots of interesting information and ideas for pre-teens.
Series DMAG (35 of 36)
Publisher SmartyPantz Communications, 2010
Tonkin, Dorothy (ed)
No book cover.
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DMAG: November 2014
A magazine format mix of movie, games and book reviews with some educational and informative articles, a project pull-out with teaching notes and lots of interesting information and ideas for pre-teens.
Series DMAG (11 of 36)
Publisher SmartyPantz Communications, 2008
Tonkin, Dorothy (ed)
No book cover.
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DMAG: October
A magazine format mix of movie, games and book reviews with some educational and informative articles, a project pull-out with teaching notes and lots of interesting information and ideas for pre-teens.
Series DMAG (36 books)
Publisher SmartyPantz Communications, 2012
Tonkin, Dorothy (ed)
No book cover.
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DMAG: October 2013
A magazine format mix of movie, games and book reviews with some educational and informative articles, a project pull-out with teaching notes and lots of interesting information and ideas for pre-teens.
Series DMAG (32 of 36)
Publisher SmartyPantz Communications, 2010
Tonkin, Dorothy (ed)
No book cover.
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DMAG: October 2014
A magazine format mix of movie, games and book reviews with some educational and informative articles, a project pull-out with teaching notes and lots of interesting information and ideas for pre-teens.
Series DMAG (10 of 36)
Publisher SmartyPantz Communications, 2008
Tonkin, Dorothy (ed)
No book cover.
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DMAG: September
A magazine format mix of movie, games and book reviews with some educational and informative articles, a project pull-out with teaching notes and lots of interesting information and ideas for pre-teens.
Series DMAG (36 books)
Publisher SmartyPantz Communications, 2012
Tonkin, Dorothy (ed)
No book cover.
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DMAG: September 2013
A magazine format mix of movie, games and book reviews with some educational and informative articles, a project pull-out with teaching notes and lots of interesting information and ideas for pre-teens.
Series DMAG (33 of 36)
Publisher SmartyPantz Communications, 2010
Tonkin, Dorothy (ed)
No book cover.
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DMAG: September 2014
A magazine format mix of movie, games and book reviews with some educational and informative articles, a project pull-out with teaching notes and lots of interesting information and ideas for pre-teens.
Series DMAG (9 of 36)
Publisher SmartyPantz Communications, 2008
Tonkin, Dorothy (ed)
No book cover.
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Do not go around the edges
Fifteen poems by an Aboriginal author are illustrated with vibrant colours and borders.
ISBN 9780958810111
Publisher Magabala Books, 1992
Utemorrah, Daisy & Torres, Pat (ill)
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Do stars have points
You'll find answers to lots and lots of interesting questions about space. Find out how planets differ from stars, why we don't feel the Earth moving, what makes the seasons and lots more.
ISBN 9780590130806
Series Scholastic question & answer series (4 books)
Publisher Scholastic US, 1998
Berger, Melvin and Gilda & Di Fate, Vincent (ill)
No book cover.
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Do tarantulas have teeth
Lots of interesting information and answers to questions you've always wanted to ask about poisonous creatures. Find out how long a king cobra can grow and which ants can put out fires.
ISBN 9780439148771
Series Scholastic question & answer series (4 books)
Publisher Scholastic US, 2007
Berger, Melvin & Gilda
No book cover.
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Do-wrong Ron
Ron is a gentle, well intentioned boy who always seems to do the wrong thing at the wrong time or the right thing at the wrong time or the wrong thing at the right time, until he befriends Charlie, a guinea pig, and Isabelle, his new neighbour.
ISBN 9781865086613
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2003
Herrick, Steven & Magerl, Caroline (ill)
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Dodger
Mick's life at high school changes when he is chosen to play the Artful Dodger. His unresolved grief, misplaced guilt over his mother's death and alienation from his father erode his confidence. Will he let the others down? Strong language in context.
ISBN 9780140383751
Publisher Penguin, 1996
Gleeson, Libby
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Does my head look big in this
Amal is a typical sixteen year old. When she decides to wear a head scarf to school, her Islamic faith, personal strength and friendships are tested. An insight into contemporary Australian ethnic and religious issues. Strong language in context.
ISBN 9780330421850
Publisher Pan MacMillan, 2005
Abdel-Fattah, Randa
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Dog
Learn why dogs and wolves hunt in packs, how dogs talk with their eyes and tails, how dogs were used to sniff out truffles. Superb real-life photographs of dogs, wolves, jackals and foxes show the evolution of the dog family.
ISBN 9780789457745
Series Eyewitness series (36 books)
Publisher Dorling Kindersley, 2000
Clutton-Brock, Juliet
No book cover.
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Dog gone
Ish's dog is gone. Vanished in a country town. Mum's on holiday, Dad's in Sydney and Ish and his bossy sister, Molly, are staying with Gran. There are no clues, only something mysterious and ghostlike in the town's graveyard. Then, a bully from the local school starts to blackmail Ish. He thinks things can't get any worse. But, he's wrong.
ISBN 9780980448450
Publisher Avant Press, 2010
Poustie, Carole
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Dog lost
A wandering dog, a cattle dog, a dog that loves the land. With master by his side, the wilderness is no stranger. Until the storm comes.
ISBN 9781922081612
Publisher Windy Hollow Books, 2015
Ramage, Jan & Simmonds, Brian (ill)
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Dog on the tuckerbox, The
Bill and his bullock team delivered supplies and news to settlers in remote parts of the country. His best mate was Lady, his brave and faithful dog. One day, when the axle on the bullock dray split, Bill went for help, leaving Lady on watch on the tuckerbox. Based on a true story about Lady's loyalty and the monument erected to honour her.
ISBN 9781742030081
Publisher Black Dog Books, 2008
Fenton, Corinne & Gouldthorpe, Peter (ill)
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Dog squad
For the dog squad, no job is too small, no mission too dangerous. Especially if there's cash involved. When they take on Operation Collect Big-time, things don't go to plan and they wonder if they have bitten off more than they can chew.
ISBN 9781921529160
Series Lightning strikes series (19 books)
Publisher Walker Books, 2009
Costain, Meredith
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Dog wars
Narrated by a flea that jumps from dog to dog, inciting them to fight and causing chaos. As the dogs become increasingly unhappy and morose, the flea reassesses his actions and decides to attack a human instead.
ISBN 9781876372545
Publisher Black Dog Books, 2004
Wagner, Michael
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Dog, Ray, The
Twelve year old Daisy has just died in a car crash. But, in a twist of fate and through a heavenly bureaucratic mistake, Daisy ends up in the body of a dog. She may now be inhabiting a dog's body but, inside, Daisy is still very much Daisy - bouncy, loyal, positive and energetic. Daisy's only thought is to somehow reunite with her parents, who she knows will be missing her. This is how she meets Pip, a boy who is homeless and on his own journey.
ISBN 9781471403194
Publisher Hot Key Books, 2015
Coggin, Linda
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Dogboy
Dogboy is born and abandoned as a gift to the mountains. Raised by a dog, he is shunned by the village he lives in. His extraordinary gifts must be used for him to realise his dreams.
ISBN 9780143003571
Publisher Penguin, 2005
Kelleher, Victor
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Dogs, The
Cameron and his mum have been on the run for five years. His father is hunting them. At least, that's what Cameron has been told. When they settle in an isolated farmhouse, in the middle of nowhere, Cameron starts to see and hear things that aren't possible. Soon, he's questioning everything he thought he knew and, even, his sanity. Cameron must uncover the dark secrets buried in the past, before they tear him apart.
ISBN 9780143572596
Publisher Penguin, 2015
Stratton, Allan
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Doldrums, The
Archer B Helmsley is a dreamer who lives in a house full of curiosities and his overprotective mother. His famous grandparents vanished while exploring an iceberg in Antarctica. Archer is lonely until he meets Oliver, more of a worrier than a warrior, and Adelaide, a mysterious Parisian girl with a wooden leg. Together, they plan to embark on a rescue mission to Antarctica. If only Archer's mother would let him leave the house.
ISBN 9780062320940
Publisher Greenwillow, 2015
Gannon, Nicholas
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Dolphin book: good vibrations, The
Dolphins are our closest relatives in the ocean. They are warm-blooded mammals and give birth to fully formed babies that feed on milk from their mothers. Dolphins love to play and often swim with humans at the beach. Dolphins are usually friendly but they are wild predators and can be aggressive.
ISBN 9781742030753
Publisher Black Dog Books, 2009
Weir, Jeff
No book cover.
42862
Don Quixote
The mad Don Quixote wanders 16th century Spain looking for chivalrous deeds to do and wrongs to right. Lots of adventures with interesting characters, a barber, monks, shepherds, inn keepers, all of whom involve humour and misunderstandings.
ISBN 9781406324303
Publisher Walker Books, 2010
de Cervantes, Miguel & Jenkins, Martin (retell) & Riddell, Chris (ill)
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Don't breathe a word
Mackenzie and Tahlia have lived with their grandfather since their parents died. Lately, Grandpa hasn't been himself and people are starting to notice. They try to hide his irrational behaviour but Mackenzie must make some difficult choices to protect those she loves.
ISBN 9781741662962
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2009
Musgrove, Marianne
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Don't call me Ishmael
In his first year at high school, Ishmael was the focus of the school bully's tactics. Then Ishmael is assigned as buddy to the new boy and finds an unlikely ally who is not the slightest bit afraid of the bully. Some strong language in context. Usually read by students in Years 9, 10 or above.
ISBN 9781862916661
Series Ishmael (1 of 3)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2006
Bauer, Michael Gerard
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Don't forget me Cobber: Australia and the First World War
A comprehensive account of World War 1 and Australians' battlefield experiences at Gallipoli, on the Western Front and in the Middle East. Includes the desert campaigns fought by the lighthorsemen and the contribution of the Navy, Flying Corps and the nurses. Includes colour images and black and white photographs.
ISBN 9780975712351
Publisher ANZAC Day Commemoration Committee QLD Incorporated, 2006
Anderson, Matt
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Don't judge a girl by her cover
When Cammie visits Macey in Boston to watch Macey's father accept the nomination for vice president, they get trapped in a kidnappers' plot, with only their espionage skills to save them. Cammie can't shake the memory of Boston and even the Gallagher Academy doesn't feel safe. Shocking secrets and old flames seem to lurk around every corner as Cammie and her friends struggle to find out who is after Macey.
ISBN 9780734410818
Series The Gallagher girls series (3 of 3)
Publisher Lothian Books, 2009
Carter, Ally
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Don't pat the wombat
A boy's warts-and-all recount, with drawings and photographs, of the weird and wonderful antics at a typical Grade 6 school camp, and featuring a loner called Jonah and an explosive teacher called The Bomb.
ISBN 9781865080888
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2000
Honey, Elizabeth
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Donkey who carried the wounded, The
An inspiring read about the famous partnership of Simpson and his donkey. Written in the voices of Jack and the donkey, their story, and the horrors and comradeship, of Gallipoli, come to life.
ISBN 9780732288396
Publisher Angus & Robertson (HarperCollins), 2009
French, Jackie
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Doomwyte
On a moonless night, two rats follow hypnotic lights into the forest, never to be seen again. Such is the power of the Doomwytes, sinister ravens led by the deadly Korvus Skurr. When the creatures of Redwall Abbey go in search of a fabled treasure, they do not suspect Skurr and his ravens are vying for that very treasure.
ISBN 9780141384375
Series Redwall series (20 of 17)
Publisher Penguin Books Ltd, UK, 2008
Jacques, Brian
No book cover.
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Door that led to where, The
AJ Flynn is seen as a lost cause but he still manages to get a job in a lawyer's office. In the office records, he finds a key, mysteriously labelled with his name and date of birth. He is determined to find the door that fits the key. An amazing journey back in time not only helps solve the mystery of the key but helps solve a series of crimes, including murder, in Victorian London. Usually read by students in Years 9, 10 or above.
ISBN 9781471401114
Publisher Hot Key Books, 2015
Gardner, Sally
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Double fudge
Pete is just about to enter high school. Peter's little brother, Fudge, is mad about money and he wants loads of it. In fact, he's going to print a hundred million ""Fudge bucks"" and buy the whole world. He's driving Pete nuts.
ISBN 9780330413541
Series Fudge series (5 of 5)
Publisher MacMillan, 2002
Blume, Judy
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Double time
Ellyse is bursting with excitement. She's been invited to try out for a new youth soccer academy, along with her friends, Hu and Jamie. But, that's not the only thing. Cricket season has started again and there's both the school and club competitions to play. Ellyse is certain she can do it all. That is, until she finds herself in danger of disappointing everyone around her. But, Ellyse doesn't want to have to choose between cricket and soccer.
ISBN 9780143781301
Series Ellyse Perry series (4 books)
Publisher Penguin Books Australia, 2017
Clark, Sherryl & Perry, Ellyse
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Dougy
Dougy's sister, Gracey, is chosen for the State Athletics Championships but it leads to violence. It is up to Dougy to save his family from the racist war that ensues and the mysterious Moodagudda. The first book in a trilogy.
ISBN 9780702224997
Publisher University of Queensland Press, 2004
Moloney, James
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Down the hole: up the tree, across the sandhills, running from the state and Daisy Bates
In the past, Aboriginal people had to hide their children to help them escape from the authorities coming to take them. Includes strong, distinctive illustrations and Aboriginal English with phrases in Yankunytjatjara.
ISBN 9781864650242
Publisher IAD Press, 2000
Williams, Edna Tantjingu & others
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Down the line
The third round of the legends series is under way. Surfing, cricket, tennis, football, soccer, basketball, athletics and swimming. It is time to find out who will be this year's legend of tennis.
ISBN 9781921167911
Series Legends (including Anniversary & League of) series (3 of 19)
Publisher Black Dog Books, 2007
Panckridge, Michael
No book cover.
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Down-to-Earth guide to global warming
Find out about the scientific basis of global warming and its effects on the weather, animals and plants. Practical steps to help are included as well as interesting facts and lots of photographs. The book ends optimistically with useful and attainable methods that can impact positively on the world.
ISBN 9781741691245
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2007
David, Laurie & Cambria, Gordon
No book cover.
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Dr Boogaloo and the girl who lost her laughter
Dr Boogaloo was no ordinary doctor. Not at all like the one you might visit if you had a sore tummy. No, Dr Boogaloo was a very different type of doctor. He treated folks who suffered from rather unusual complaints. And how did he treat them? Why, with the most powerful medicine known to mankind...Music! Blue was no ordinary girl. For starters, her name was Blue. But what was truly extraordinary about Blue was the fact that she hadn't laughed for 712 days. Not a hee hee, a ho ho or even a tiny tee hee. According to Dr Boogaloo, music can cure anything. But no laughter was definitely a case for alarm. Can Dr Boogaloo compose a cure before Blue loses her laughter forever?
ISBN 9780143782599
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2017
Nicol, Lisa
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Dr Jeckyll and Mr Hyde
In one of the four stories in this book of Stevenson's classic horror stories, the cursed Dr Jekyll finds himself transformed by a scientific experiment into the evil Mr Hyde.
ISBN 9780439295758
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2002
Stevenson, Robert Louis
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Dr Karl's big book of amazing animals
From creepy crawlies and the world under the water to the biggest, longest, loudest, sleepiest and stinkiest animals of all. Here are lots of facts to astonish, puzzle and perplex, codes to crack, things to draw and colour, odd ones out, and differences to spot,
ISBN 9781743547434
Publisher MacMillan, 2016
Kruszelnicki, Dr Karl
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Dr Karl's short back & science
Settle in for some cutting-edge scientific snippets and comb through some of the greatest scientific conundrums of our age. Find out what's killing half the bacteria on Earth every two days, why mole rats don't get cancer, why scientists are running around naked in the Antarctic, how a toilet seat helped to end the First World War, and lots, lots more.
ISBN 9781743533345
Publisher Pan MacMillan, 2015
Kruszelnicki, Dr Karl
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Dracula
A stage adaptation of Bram Stoker's famous novel.
ISBN 9780198314561
Publisher Oxford University Press, 1999
Calcutt, David
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Dracula
Jonathan Harker is travelling to Castle Dracula to see the Transylvanian noble, Count Dracula. The locals beg him not to go because, on the eve of St George's Day when the clock strikes midnight, all the evil things in the world will come out. But, Jonathan goes to the Castle and his nightmare begins. A retelling of the classic story with striking, coloured illustrations and detailed, historical background information.
ISBN 9780751370706
Publisher Dorling Kindersley, 1997
Stoker, Bram & Humphries, Tudor (ill)
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Dragon
Long, the dragon-style warrior, saw his temple burned, his brothers killed, and his siblings fleeing to the four winds. Now the five young warriors have reunited with Ying, the redeemed renegade who put all of these events in motion, and ShaoShu, the mousy street thief, to prevent the wily mantis Tonglong from taking over China.
ISBN 9780375830792
Series Five ancestors series (7 of 7)
Publisher Hodder Children's Books (Australia), 2011
Stone, Jeff
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Dragon Blood Pirates series
Two modern day boys, sometimes accompanied by their little sister and a sinister three-legged cat, are able to fall through time portals back to the time of bloodthirsty pirates and rollicking sea adventures. Any two titles read from this series can be included as official Challenge books; up to five more titles can be included as your personal choice books. To see the individual book titles and their PRC ID numbers, go to the Series lists on the Booklists page, on the website. Or, you can search for a series name or the individual titles by using the Search function on the top left hand corner of the screen.
Series Dragon Blood Pirates series (18 books)
Jerris, Dan & Walker, Rory (ill)
No book cover.
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Dragon blood pirates: dead man's whirlpool
Al and Owen return to the Dragon Blood Islands to find clues to the sabre's magical words and find out more about their ancestors amongst the pirates. But when the boys run into Slitgut who forces them to walk the plank, they uncover more than they could have expected in their wildest dreams.
ISBN 9780734411204
Series Dragon Blood Pirates series (14 of 18)
Publisher Lothian Books, 2009
Topics / Year 6 easy reads /
Jerris, Dan & Walker, Rory (ill)
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Dragon blood pirates: death diamond
Al and Owen have suddenly found themselves trapped on a rocky outcrop in the middle of a rising sea in another place and another century. They have to work out how they got there and how to get home, and more importantly, how to survive pirates like Captain Gunner, Snotty Nell and the ghost of Vicious Victor.
ISBN 9780734410719
Series Dragon Blood Pirates series (1 of 18)
Publisher Lothian Books, 2008
Topics / Year 6 easy reads /
Jerris, Dan & Walker, Rory (ill)
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Dragon blood pirates: doubloons and disaster
Al and Owen are again back in the world of the pirates and Al is beginning to discover his connection with this earlier time. The boys use their wits to escape some terrifying dangers as they rescue cash-strapped pirates. But, they will need all their resources to escape the evil clutches of Captain Blacktooth.
ISBN 9780734410726
Series Dragon Blood Pirates series (2 of 18)
Publisher Lothian Books, 2008
Topics / Year 6 easy reads /
Jerris, Dan & Walker, Rory (ill)
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Dragon blood pirates: graveyard diamonds
Al finds Prince Alleric's diary in the sea trunk in his attic and discovers some intriguing connections to his family history. The kids return to the islands in pursuit of Al's ancestors' treasure, visit the plague city and discover the golden key that opens a door to a secret in Dragon Island's hidden city.
ISBN 9780734411228
Series Dragon Blood Pirates series (16 of 18)
Publisher Lothian Books, 2009
Topics / Year 6 easy reads /
Jerris, Dan & Walker, Rory (ill)
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Dragon blood pirates: idols and ivory
This time Al's little sister, Hal, joins them unwittingly and unwillingly on their adventure. But she turns out to be another clue in their connection with this adventurous time in history. Al and Owen rescue kidnapped baby elephants and Al's decoding skills prove very handy for locating secret treasure.
ISBN 9780734410733
Series Dragon Blood Pirates series (3 of 18)
Publisher Lothian Books, 2008
Topics / Year 6 easy reads /
Jerris, Dan & Walker, Rory (ill)
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Dragon blood pirates: jewels and jolly rogers
This time, Al and Owen escape to the time of the pirates without Al's annoying little sister. Perhaps it's just as well for they have to battle pirates and escape cannibals to get home, alive and uneaten.
ISBN 9780734410757
Series Dragon Blood Pirates series (4 of 18)
Publisher Lothian Books, 2008
Topics / Year 6 easy reads /
Jerris, Dan & Walker, Rory (ill)
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Dragon blood pirates: power of the sabre
In their final adventure in the Dragon Blood Islands, the boys find their way through the maze and into the underground city, home of the sorcerer's hidden room. Al finishes reading his grandfather's diary and discovers the word he and his friends have been seeking to empower his sabre.
ISBN 9780734411242
Series Dragon Blood Pirates series (18 of 18)
Publisher Lothian Books, 2009
Topics / Year 6 easy reads /
Jerris, Dan & Walker, Rory (ill)
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Dragon blood pirates: power of the scabbard
The Scabbard of Invincibility finally has its four black diamonds in place and this means its powers are back in action. When Al wears it, he is invincible. But, while Al, Owen and Snakeboot, the cat, are away, Gunner sails off with the sabre and scabbard, leaving the boys behind. His plan is to attack Blacktooth and regain Velvetfoot's treasure.
ISBN 9780734410986
Series Dragon Blood Pirates series (12 of 18)
Publisher Lothian Books, 2009
Topics / Year 6 easy reads /
Jerris, Dan & Walker, Rory (ill)
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Dragon blood pirates: ransom
The boys return to the Dragon Blood Islands with the key to the secret door. When the girls are taken hostage by Captain Slitgut, the boys come to their rescue. But, they must try to overturn Gunner's rumour that they duped his enemy pirates with a real sabre.
ISBN 9780734411235
Series Dragon Blood Pirates series (17 of 18)
Publisher Lothian Books, 2009
Topics / Year 6 easy reads /
Jerris, Dan & Walker, Rory (ill)
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Dragon blood pirates: skulls and sabres
Al and Owen are back with the pirates but, in this adventure, they are up against an even scarier enemy, ghosts, and they're still to meet the most terrifying pirate of them all.
ISBN 9780734410771
Series Dragon Blood Pirates series (6 of 18)
Publisher Lothian Books, 2008
Topics / Year 6 easy reads /
Jerris, Dan & Walker, Rory (ill)
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Dragon blood pirates: slitgut and emerald eyes
Al and Owen are even more intrigued by the Dragon Blood Islands after Al's dad casually reveals his own father's connections to them. Keen to find out more and uncover the secret words that empower the magical sabre, the boys head back to the islands.
ISBN 9780734411198
Series Dragon Blood Pirates series (13 of 18)
Publisher Lothian Books, 2009
Topics / Year 6 easy reads /
Jerris, Dan & Walker, Rory (ill)
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Dragon blood pirates: the deathless pirate king
Carrying the long-lost Dragon Blood Sabre and Scabbard of Invincibility, Al and Owen travel back to the Dragon Blood Islands. When they show them to Grandfather, he notices that the four black diamonds that once decorated the scabbard are gone. The gems are cursed and make their owner deathless.
ISBN 9780734410931
Series Dragon Blood Pirates series (7 of 18)
Publisher Lothian Books, 2009
Topics / Year 6 easy reads /
Jerris, Dan & Walker, Rory (ill)
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Dragon blood pirates: the evil pearl
Al, Owen and Hally are in search of more black diamonds for the Scabbard of Invincibility. However, when they travel to the Dragon Blood Islands, instead of landing on Captain Gunner's ship, the children land in the ocean.
ISBN 9780734410962
Series Dragon Blood Pirates series (10 of 18)
Publisher Lothian Books, 2009
Topics / Year 6 easy reads /
Jerris, Dan & Walker, Rory (ill)
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Dragon blood pirates: the golden casket
There are more black diamonds to be found for the Scabbard of Invincibility, so Al and Owen return to the Dragon Blood Islands to search for them. The shifty Stanley Spong informs Captain Gunner and the boys that there is treasure to be found and Blacktooth and Snotty Nell are already on their way to finding it.
ISBN 9780734410948
Series Dragon Blood Pirates series (8 of 18)
Publisher Lothian Books, 2009
Topics / Year 6 easy reads /
Jerris, Dan & Walker, Rory (ill)
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Dragon blood pirates: the sorcerer's death mask
Back in Alleric Castle, Al, Owen and Mahoot stumble upon a book called 'The History of the Sabre'. The book tells them about a sorcerer who was buried, in a crypt on Dragon Island, with a golden death mask set upon his face and all his treasure. Keen to find more treasure, Captain Gunner accompanies the boys to Dragon Island.
ISBN 9780734410955
Series Dragon Blood Pirates series (9 of 18)
Publisher Lothian Books, 2009
Topics / Year 6 easy reads /
Jerris, Dan & Walker, Rory (ill)
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Dragon blood pirates: the zombie's treasure
When Al and Owen travel to the Dragon Blood Islands, they land on a strange boat with only one man on board. It's Velvetfoot, the last of the deathless pirates and possessor of the fourth and final black diamond.
ISBN 9780734410979
Series Dragon Blood Pirates series (11 of 18)
Publisher Lothian Books, 2009
Topics / Year 6 easy reads /
Jerris, Dan & Walker, Rory (ill)
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Dragon blood pirates: treasure and trouble
Al and Owen with Al's little sister, Hally, are discovering more of Al's connection to the time of the pirates. An old diary and a mysterious brooch hold the secret to Prince Alleric's missing Dragon Blood Sabre. The modern day adventurers must work out the code and unleash the mystery of Sabre Island.
ISBN 9780734410764
Series Dragon Blood Pirates series (5 of 18)
Publisher Lothian Books, 2008
Topics / Year 6 easy reads /
Jerris, Dan & Walker, Rory (ill)
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Dragon blood pirates: voodoo temple
Armed with a copy of Princess Halimeda's treasure map, the boys and Gunner make their way to the infamous Voodoo Caves on Ruby Island, with Snotty Nell and Slitgut in hot pursuit. Find out if they make it to the abandoned city, across crocodile-infested waters and through trees hung with skulls.
ISBN 9780734411211
Series Dragon Blood Pirates series (15 of 18)
Publisher Lothian Books, 2009
Topics / Year 6 easy reads /
Jerris, Dan & Walker, Rory (ill)
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Dragon dawn
At less than 1000 years old, Danzi is a young dragon. He should be hibernating for winter but has an obligation to deliver an inheritance to the family of his old Dragonkeeper's family. His duty is interrupted when he rescues a man from some brutal soldiers. It is a dangerous time for a dragon to be without a keeper.
ISBN 9781742030623
Publisher Black Dog Books, 2008
Wilkinson, Carole
No book cover.
29477
Dragon horse
Aeons ago, dragons spread terror across the Chinese empire. Their descendants became magnificent horses, which are now drawn into a battle, caused by an ancient evil and the destiny of two brothers.
ISBN 9780552553544
Publisher Corgi Books, 2009
Ward, Peter
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Dragon legends
Look inside the mythical and fantastic world of dragons. A magnificent mixture of heroic myths, stories and folktales from the storytelling traditions of India, Greece, England, Wales, Sweden and China.
ISBN 9781843652120
Publisher Pavilion, 2012
Passes, David
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Dragon moon
Ancient China, Han Dynasty. Ping and Kai have travelled far but their journey is not yet over. When a hidden message from Danzi makes the way clear, Ping knows that once again the journey of a thousand li begins with a single step.
ISBN 9781742030616
Series Dragonkeeper series (3 of 6)
Publisher Black Dog Books, 2008
Wilkinson, Carole
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Dragon with a chocolate heart, The
All Aventurine wants to do is explore the world outside of her family's mountain cave. However, as a young dragon, her tough scales haven't fully developed yet, so the outside is too perilous (or so her family says). She is determined to fly on her own and prove them wrong by capturing the most dangerous prey of all- a human. But when that human tricks her into drinking an enchanted hot chocolate, Aventurine is transformed into a puny human girl- no sharp teeth, no fire breath, no claws. Still she's the fiercest creature in these mountains, and now she's found her true passion-chocolate!
ISBN 9781408880319
Publisher Bloomsbury, 2017
Burgis, Stephanie
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Dragon's nest
Four vile creations of sorcery are hidden in the land. The companions must find them and destroy them, their only clue the fragment of an ancient map, their only help the last of Deltora's dragons.
ISBN 9781865046136
Series Dragons of Deltora series (1 of 4)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2003
Rodda, Emily
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Dragonfly
When the uptight Fourth Crown Princess of the Blue Crescent Islands is sent to marry the uncouth Prince Ramil ac Burinholt, heir to the throne of Gerfal, in order to unite their lands, they are both horrified. They hate each other on sight and their lives have been very different. But, their countries are under threat and the only chance of peace is for them to form an alliance.
ISBN 9780192727602
Publisher Oxford University Press, 2008
Golding, Julia
No book cover.
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Dragonfly pool, The
Twelve-year-old Tally, a thoughtful child, deeply loved by her father and two aunts, attends Delderton, a progressive boarding school. At the cinema, Tally learns about the small country of Bergania, whose King refuses to bend to Hitler's demands. So, when Delderton is invited to Bergania, Tally insists they attend. In Bergania, the children witness the king's assassination and must help young prince Karil escape to safety.
ISBN 9781447265658
Publisher Pan MacMillan, 2014
Ibbotson, Eva
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Dragonfly song
The firstborn baby daughter of a priestess is cast out and, after raiders kill her adopted family, she is abandoned, anonymous and mute. Called No-Name, the cursed child, she is raised a slave. At twelve, she learns that her real name is Aissa, the dragonfly. Every year, the Bull King takes two young children to brave the bloody bull dances in his royal court. None has ever returned. But, for Aissa, it is the only escape. She is resilient, resourceful and fast but, to survive the bull ring, Aissa will have to learn the mystery of her true nature.
ISBN 9781760290023
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2016
Orr, Wendy
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Dragonkeeper
A slave girl saves the life of an ageing dragon and escapes her brutal master. Pursued by a ruthless dragon hunter, the girl and the dragon make an epic journey across China carrying a mysterious stone that must be protected.
ISBN 9781742030593
Series Dragonkeeper series (1 of 6)
Publisher Black Dog Books, 2008
Wilkinson, Carole
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Dragonkeeper series
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 Dragonkeeper series (6 books)
Wilkinson, Carole
No book cover.
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Dragonlords of Quentaris
Hero Rad is still very immature and finds himself kidnapped and sold into slavery. Quentaris is invaded and nearly all of the citizens are forced to wear slave neck collars.
ISBN 9780734406200
Series Quentaris chronicles series (18 of 28)
Publisher Thomas C Lothian Pty Ltd, 2004
Collins, Paul
No book cover.
Dragons of Deltora series
Any two titles read from this series can be included as official Challenge books; up to five more titles can be included as your personal choice books. To see the individual book titles and their PRC ID numbers, go to the Series lists on the Booklists page, on the website. Or, you can search for a series name or the individual titles by using the Search function on the top left hand corner of the screen.
Series Dragons of Deltora series (4 books)
Rodda, Emily
No book cover.
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Dragons, The: Camelot
Arthur is an unpleasant, indulged prince, growing up in luxury on the isle of Camelot. Meanwhile, Romeo Crick, a boy of the same age, is living in vastly different circumstances and destined to become an unexpected hero.
ISBN 9781741663815
Series The Dragons series (3 books)
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2009
Thompson, Colin
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Dragons, The: Excalibur
The Dark Ages are over and the wonderful Days of Yore have begun. Everyone is looking forward to a magnificent coronation of the new King Arthur. But, there is a rebellion in the land. Brat, the old false king, and Bloat, a teenage dragon, have vowed to overthrow King Arthur and bring back the Dark Ages. Morgan le Fey, Sir Lancelot and a thirsty vampire must try to save the day.
ISBN 9781741663822
Series The Dragons series (3 books)
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2010
Thompson, Colin
No book cover.
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Drama
Callie loves theatre. But, she can't really sing. Instead, she's the set designer for the drama department's stage crew and, this year, she's determined to create a set worthy of Broadway, on a school budget. But, Callie will need to learn about carpentry, try and sell tickets and help the crew work well together. But, once the actors are chosen, the offstage dramas don't help, and the two cute brothers who enter the picture just make things crazier. Graphic novel.
ISBN 9780545326995
Publisher Graphix, 2012
Topics / Graphic novels /
Telgemeier, Rania
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Drama queen
It seemed a good idea at the time. An overnight stay at a dairy farm to do an outside broadcast sounded like a lot of fun. Skye and I were having a great time but, if you asked Coco, it was the worst two days of her life. She really earned her new nickname, Drama Queen.
ISBN 9781921167706
Series Diva series (7 of 6)
Publisher Black Dog Books, 2007
Lawson, Sue
No book cover.
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Draw Aussie animals
An interesting way to learn about Australian animals... by learning how to draw them.
ISBN 9780958653664
Publisher Bandicoot Books, 2001
Isham, Marion & Steve
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Draw buildings and cityscapes
This book offers an exciting and interesting approach to drawing buildings and cityscapes. It includes detailed, step-by-step instructions and useful advice on composition and drawing techniques.
ISBN 9780713669718
Publisher A & C Black, 2004
Schwarz, Hans
No book cover.
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Draw wild animals
Specialist instruction book that will appeal to students interested in art and drawing. Step-by-step instructions and examples included.
ISBN 9780713669640
Publisher A & C Black, 2005
Brown, David
No book cover.
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Dread mountain
To find the fifth stone, the heroes must venture almost to the border of the Shadowlands, and plunge into the darkness and terror of the realm of the monstrous toad Gellick - Dread Mountain.
ISBN 9781865046778
Series Deltora Quest series (5 of 9)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2000
Rodda, Emily
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Dreadful acts
Eddie Dickens narrowly avoids an explosion, a hot-air balloon and arrest, only to find himself falling for a girl with a face like a camel and into the hands of a murderous gang of escaped convicts.
ISBN 9780571209477
Series Eddie Dickens series (2 of 3)
Publisher Faber & Faber, 2001
Ardagh, Philip
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Dream land
All her life, Safina's parents have dreamed of returning to Grandpa's native village in Crimea. But, exchanging their sunny Uzbekistan house for a squalid camp is more like a nightmare for twelve year old Safi. She wonders whether this strange land can ever become home. A compelling story about the Crimean Tatars' struggle to reclaim the land from which they were exiled in the Second World War.
ISBN 9781406307658
Publisher Walker Books, 2008
Hyde, Lily
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Dream of seas, A
Set in Bondi, a boy moves from the country to the city following the death of his father.
ISBN 9780091830212
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 1995
Norman, Lilith
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Dream of the thylacine, The
The last of the thylacine, or Tasmanian Tigers, died in Hobart Zoo in the late 1930s. With actual images of this animal incorporated within the text and landscapes, you can almost feel its anguished cry for freedom. The verse is powerful and succinct urging a respect for what is no more.
ISBN 9781742373836
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2011
Wild, Margaret & Brooks, Ron (ill)
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Dreams of freedom
Quotations by seventeen eminent people explore the many different aspects of freedom. The freedom to have an education, the freedom not to be hurt or tortured, the freedom to have a home and the freedom to be yourself.
ISBN 9781847804532
Publisher Frances Lincoln, 2015
Amnesty International & various
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Dreams of the chosen, The
On an expedition to discover what happened on Earth a thousand years ago, what the new generation will find will threaten their survival and raise questions about what it means to be human and civilised.
ISBN 9780702236051
Series Deucalion trilogy series (3 of 3)
Publisher University of Queensland Press, 2013
Caswell, Brian
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Dreamtime at the 'G
A Year 8 student and a Year 10 student meet with Aboriginal AFL players at the Melbourne Cricket Ground to interview them about their profession as elite footballers. Topics include training, racism in sport, rewards and coaching.
ISBN 9780975686195
Publisher Indij Readers, 2007
Hayes, Alinta & Nelson, Andrew
No book cover.
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Dreamwalker
Ken's ambition was to be a comic-book artist using lifelike drawings and real stories. When he wakes from a dream, one of his characters claims to have imagined him. Ken must find who is the dreamer and who was the dream.
ISBN 9780734403902
Publisher Thomas C Lothian Pty Ltd, 2001
Carmody, Isobelle & Woolman, Steven (ill)
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Drift house: the first voyage
Susan and her two younger brothers go to stay with their eccentric uncle on a remote Canadian lake. His house turns out to be a ship and they embark on a voyage across the Sea of Time to stop diabolical Queen Octavia and her plan to banish time.
ISBN 9780747580355
Publisher Bloomsbury, 2005
Peck, Dale
No book cover.
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Drones
A fascinating introduction to drones. Find out what they are, how they fly and how a fire-rescue drone could save lives. Includes detailed photographs, internet links and a glossary of terms.
ISBN 9781409593607
Series Usborne beginners plus series (16 books)
Publisher Usborne Publishing Ltd, 2016
Topics / STEM /
Usborne
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Drop kick, The
The members of Duncan's family are sports mad and have heaps of trophies. Duncan is the odd one out and not good at any sport. Duncan's Dad says he can have a pet of his own if he kicks the winning goal for the football team.
ISBN 9781862915152
Publisher Omnibus Books, 2003
Wickes, Annette
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Dropping In
Sticks and Ranga live on the same street, go to the same school and love skateboarding and PlayStation. When new kid James arrives in his wheelchair, Sticks isn't sure they can be friends. But, Sticks quickly discovers that while Cerebral palsy stops James from doing some things, it hasn't dulled his sense of humour, and he's pretty brainy, too. The one thing James can't do is skateboarding. But, a beat-up old couch, a couple of skateboards and a steep hill might solve the problem.
ISBN 9781925162219
Publisher Fremantle Press, 2015
Havel, Geoff
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Droughts
Throughout history, droughts have brought dreadful devastation to a wide variety of societies. Find out about the impact on farmers, the importance of topsoil and the latest tools and technologies developed to help us survive future droughts. Eyewitness accounts and dramatic photography tell the story of the world's worst droughts.
ISBN 9781426303395
Series Witness to disaster series (5 books)
Publisher National Geographic Society, 2008
Fradin, Judy & Dennis
No book cover.
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Droughts
This series presents the science behind some of the world's worst natural disasters. Find out what causes these catastrophic events, where they happen, how warning systems work and what disaster relief is provided. Includes photographs, maps, disaster files and a glossary of terms.
ISBN 9781420205329
Series Natural disasters series (1 of 6)
Publisher MacMillan, 2007
Park, Louise
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Drowned kingdom, The
Quinn, Sebastian, Elanor and Tom have found a dragon and conquered the dreaded Beast of Blackmoor Bog. Only one item remains on their impossible quest - the scale of a sea-serpent. Now, they must journey to the drowned kingdom, where they will face their deadliest challenge yet. And there, they will uncover the truth behind all that has happened. The truth that will change everything.
ISBN 9781743624098
Series The impossible quest series (4 of 5)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2015
Forsyth, Kate
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Drowned maiden's hair, A
When fiery Maud Mary Flynn is adopted, she leaves Barbary Asylum with high hopes of being cherished. Little does she know that the sisters who have adopted her require her for their family business, a shadowy extortion racket of the early 19th century that uses spiritualism to fleece the susceptible and tragic. Into this web stumbles Mrs Lambert, grieving mother of a drowned child.
ISBN 9780763638122
Publisher Candlewick Press, 2008
Schlitz, Laura Amy
No book cover.
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Drowned Wednesday
Yet another adventure for Arthur Penhaligon in his quest to find the third part of the Will and face the forces of the Trustees. During his adventure, he encounters a variety of creatures and enlists the help of a number of friends.
ISBN 9781741144413
Series Keys to the kingdom series (3 of 7)
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2005
Nix, Garth
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Duck and the Darklings, The
Grandpapa's eyes shine brightly when he remembers the beauty of the world. Now they all live underground and Peterboy wants to find something to bring the light back and keep it there. What he finds is an injured duck.
ISBN 9781743312612
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2014
Millard, Glenda & King, Stephen Michael (ill)
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Duck for cover
A large-format joke book with a couple of levels of interpretation so readers will find something new with each reading.
ISBN 9780140346077
Publisher Penguin, 1996
Jennings, Paul, Greenwood, Ted & Denton, Terry (ill)
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Duck in the gun, The
The general and his men are about to fire on a town they are at war with. But, the Gunner has bad news for the General. They can't load the gun because a duck is nesting inside it.
ISBN 9781921150838
Publisher Walker Books, 2009
Topics / Year 5 easy reads /
Cowley, Joy & Belton, Robyn (ill)
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Duck, death and the tulip
A duck strikes up an unusual and unlikely friendship with Death.
ISBN 9781877467172
Publisher Gecko Press, 2007
Eribuch, Wolf
No book cover.
Dummies Junior 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 Dummies Junior series (12 books)
Various
No book cover.
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Dust
Cecilia grew up on a farm, with her six brothers, in rural Queensland. She despised her neighbours, the Kapernicky girls. When Cecilia returns as an adult, secrets which were deeply buried come to the surface. Contains adult themes. Usually read by students in Years 9, 10 and above.
ISBN 9781741664461
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2009
Bongers, Christine
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Dust
Shows the reality and horror of children dying of starvation. Fourteen artists focus on different aspects of the suffering, deprivation and starkness of the life and death of a starving child. Proceeds go to 'Save the Children'.
ISBN 9780733320736
Publisher ABC Books, 2007
Thompson, Colin & various illustrators
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Star
Dwarf planets
Fascinating facts about the dwarf planets and the solar system. Includes photographs, a glossary and websites links.
ISBN 9781420218763
Series New Solar System, The series (9 of 12)
Publisher MacMillan, 2007
Birch, Robin
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Star
Dying to be famous
Poppy Fields and her best friend, Graham, are astonished to be given parts in a musical production of The Wizard of Oz. Even more astonishing is the series of murders that occurs at the theatre, targeting the leading lady. When Poppy and Graham investigate, little do they know that they are next on the murderer's list.
ISBN 9781406314625
Series Poppy Fields series (9 books)
Publisher Walker Books, 2010
Landman, Tanya
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