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6024
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)
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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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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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76333
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
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9336
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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11266
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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45280
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 is rising series
Any three 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.
98
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 three 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.
18495
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
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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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37889
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
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688
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 The children of the lamp series (4 of 7)
Publisher Scholastic UK, 2007
Kerr, P B
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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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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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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)
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32975
Decision: Stories of leadership in the services
We all make decisions every day that shape the lives we lead. In times of war, decision-making can take on a greater significance. Many Australians over the past century of service have demonstrated leadership with the decisions they have made.
ISBN 9780994477569
Publisher Dept of Veterans' Affairs & Australian War Memorial, 2017
Cole-Adams, Jennet & Gauld, Judy, Hatherley, Brett (des)
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Deep secret
Deep in a Derbyshire valley live two girls, twins, so alike that even their family can't tell them apart. But tragedy is waiting. When the valley is sold to be flooded for a huge dam, the villagers are forced to leave their homes and the twins' lives change for ever. Deep secrets are uncovered and desires, love and grief rise to the surface.
ISBN 9781783449026
Publisher Andersen Press Ltd, 2020
Doherty, Berlie
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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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660474

New
Deeplight
On the jumbled streets of the island of Lady's Crave live Hark and his best friend Jelt. They are scavengers: living off their wits, diving for relics of the gods, desperate for anything they can sell. But now there is something restless stirring beneath the waves, calling to someone brace enough to retrieve it. Something valuable. Something dangerous...
ISBN 9781529014570
Publisher Pan MacMillan, 2019
Hardinge, Frances
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4054
Defy the stars
What does it mean to be human? Genesis soldier Noemi is confident she knows, and has no hesitations when it comes to destroying the mechs sent from Earth to take over her planet. But when she encounters Abel, a prototype designed to perfectly imitate and surpass the ability of humans, she begins to question her assumptions. Noemi soon realises Abel holds the key to protecting Genesis from the all-consuming powers on earth, which sends her on a heart-stopping journey across galaxies.
ISBN 9781471406362
Publisher Hot Key Books, 2017
Gray, Claudia
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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)
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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)
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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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Diamond Brothers series
Any three 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 Diamond Brothers series (8 books)
Horowitz, Anthony
No book cover.
750991

New
Diamonds
Mama, if I was to dig a hole in our garden, would I find a diamond? No, darling, there are no diamonds here. Where are diamonds, then? Oh, in other countries. In Africa for example ... A powerful parable that explores how the desire for endless riches perpetuates chains of inequality and corruption.
ISBN 9781760877040
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2020
Greder, Armin
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Diary of a young girl, 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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18407
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 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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17360
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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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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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
Any three 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 Divergent series (4 books)
Roth, Veronica
No book cover.
599692
Doctor Who: Thirteen doctors 13 stories
A new version of this much-loved anthology features an exclusive, new tale - written by Naomi Alderman, author of The Power - that will star the Thirteenth Doctor, as she battles to save the universe with her three close and trusted friends. Other authors featured are: Eoin Colfer, Michael Scott, Marcus Sedgwick, Philip Reeve, Patrick Ness, Richelle Mead, Malorie Blackman, Alex Scarrow, Charlie Higson, Derek Landy, Neil Gaiman, and Holly Black.
ISBN 9780241356173
Publisher Puffin UK, 2019
Various
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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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Dog with seven names, The
A tiny dog is born on a remote cattle station. She should have died but for Elsie finding her, saving her, and naming her Princess. Elsie and Princess have a wonderful life until the War arrives. With Japanese air strikes coming closer, Elsie and her family leave the Pilbara for safety down south, but they can't take Princess. The little dog begins her adventures when she is taken by stockman Dave, who calls her Dog. She witnesses wonderful and terrible things, and gives courage and support to many humans. But through all her amazing adventures she never forgets her beloved Elsie...will she ever find her again?
ISBN 9780143787457
Publisher Penguin Random House Australia, 2018
Wolfer, Dianne
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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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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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48849
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 6)
Publisher Lothian Books, 2009
Carter, Ally
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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 22)
Publisher Penguin Books Ltd, UK, 2008
Jacques, Brian
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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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Dr Huxley's bequest: A history of medicine in thirteen objects
A mysterious bequest sends Rosy and Jaz on a race against time to identify thirteen strange and wonderful objects - which turn out to tell the story of medicine, from the superstitions of ancient Egypt to the modern-day ethical dilemmas of genetic testing. Can unicorns cure leprosy? What secrets of the brain did Michelangelo conceal in his Sistine Chapel paintings? Did a zombie discover the cure for scurvy? Does homeopathy actually work? Why did an Australian scientist decide to drink dangerous bacteria? Is grapefruit evil? Did the bumps on Ned Kelly's head predict his fate? And how exactly did parachuting cats save a village from the plague?
ISBN 9780648165132
Publisher FitzOsborne Press, 2018
Cooper, Michelle
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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 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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9209
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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2999
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
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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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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
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1102
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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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
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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, Raina
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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
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18124
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
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9328
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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17612
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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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
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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
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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, death and the tulip
A duck strikes up an unusual and unlikely friendship with Death.
ISBN 9781877467172
Publisher Gecko Press, 2007
Eribuch, Wolf
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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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