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Booklists

Challenge Level : K-2 Challenge Level : 3-4 Challenge Level : 5-6 Challenge Level : 7-9
ID Title Author  
9224
Faber book of Greek legends, The
Greek legends for the younger reader.
ISBN 9780571206728
Publisher Faber & Faber, 2001
Lines, Kathleen
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44877
Face to face with wild horses
Meet the wild horses and find out lots of information, including how they became wild, how they communicate, the difference between a wild horse and a domesticated one, and how their habitats are threatened.
ISBN 9781426304668
Publisher National Geographic Society, 2009
Momatiuk, Yva & Eastcott, John
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Fair dinkum series
An exciting, easy to read series, with hilarious cartoons, that tell the story of Australia. 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 Fair dinkum series (8 books)
French, Jackie & Sheehan, Peter (ill)
No book cover.
7762
Fairy four-eyes
A star ballerina doesn't want to wear glasses with her tutu or dance with the only boy in ballet class who is new and who has become the teacher's favourite.
ISBN 9780143302773
Publisher Puffin Australia, 2007
Matthews, Penny & Quay, Emma (ill)
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Fairy realm series
Any two books from this series may be read as Challenge books and up to five more can be read as personal choice books. Go to the online booklists for the PRC ID of the individual books in this series.
Series Fairy realm series (12 books)
Rodda, Emily
No book cover.
1634
Fairy realm: the charm bracelet
One night, Jessie discovers an amazing secret that leads to a magical Realm. Jessie must learn her grandmother's secret and help save the creatures of Realm.
ISBN 9780733327995
Series Fairy realm series (1 of 12)
Publisher HarperCollins Australia, 2010
Rodda, Emily
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5497
Fairy realm: the flower fairies
The Realm needs her again because the griffins that guard the treasure house are out of control. But when the flower fairies follow Jessie out of the Realm, she is not sure she can protect them from the dangers of her own world.
ISBN 9780733328008
Series Fairy realm series (2 of 12)
Publisher HarperCollins Australia, 2010
Rodda, Emily
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7669
Fairy realm: the last fairy-apple tree
Jessie's grandmother senses something wrong in the Realm, gnomes that grow the fairy-apple trees are in trouble, and not even the Queen can help them. Jessie and her friends must find out what's wrong and help the gnomes.
ISBN 9780060095925
Series Fairy realm series (4 of 12)
Publisher HarperCollins Australia, 2003
Rodda, Emily
No book cover.
2744
Fairy realm: the magic key
Jessie is chasing a rainbow, she's got to get to the end before it fades, or she may never get home. There are the Rainbow Fairies, who desperately need Jessie's help to find a lost magic treasure or they'll never get back to the secret garden.
ISBN 9780060095956
Series Fairy realm series (5 of 12)
Publisher HarperCollins Australia, 2004
Rodda, Emily
No book cover.
65066
Fairy realm: the peskie spell
The magical world has a terrible problem, a plague of mischievous Peskies. A wild wind has brought the tiny creatures down from the hills. They're making life in the Realm impossible and eating up all the magic.
ISBN 9780733315589
Series Fairy realm series (9 of 12)
Publisher HarperCollins Australia, 2006
Rodda, Emily
No book cover.
69523
Fairy realm: the rainbow wand
A human child has become lost in the Realm and it's up to Jessie to find her. With the help of the magical Rainbow Wand, Jessie sets off, only to discover a secret that threatens the peace and safety of the Fairy Realm.
ISBN 9780060777685
Series Fairy realm series (10 of 12)
Publisher HarperCollins Australia, 2006
Rodda, Emily
No book cover.
5498
Fairy realm: the star cloak
Every year the Realm has a great festival, called the Night of Wishes, when Queen Helena puts on the precious Star Cloak and is able to grant wishes. This year, though, the night before the festival, Giff the elf has accidentally damaged the cloak.
ISBN 9780060777586
Series Fairy realm series (7 of 12)
Publisher HarperCollins Australia, 2005
Rodda, Emily
No book cover.
4418
Fairy realm: the third wish
Jessie's helped the magical people of the Realm to escape danger. But now her own world is in danger. Forest fires threaten her beloved home, Blue Moon and only the magic of the realm can help her.
ISBN 9780733328015
Series Fairy realm series (3 of 12)
Publisher HarperCollins Australia, 2010
Rodda, Emily
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11736
Fairy realm: the unicorn
The evil creatures of the Outlands are planning an attack. So Jessie must make an impossible decision, either to save the human world, or the Realm. She knows she can't save both but she hasn't counted on the help of the powerful unicorns.
ISBN 9780060095987
Series Fairy realm series (6 of 12)
Publisher HarperCollins Australia, 2004
Rodda, Emily
No book cover.
18420
Fairy realm: the water sprites
The Water Sprites are angry. Their Moon Stone has been stolen. They won't return anything that floats down to their Finding Pool until their stone is returned.
ISBN 9780733315572
Series Fairy realm series (8 of 12)
Publisher ABC Books, 2005
Rodda, Emily
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45638
Fairytale detectives, The
For Sabrina and Daphne Grimm, life hasn't been a fairytale. After the mysterious disappearance of their parents, they begin to unravel a mystery that reveals a family secret. They are descendants of the Brothers Grimm, whose famous book of fairytales is actually a history book.
ISBN 9781741690675
Series Sisters Grimm series (1 of 7)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2008
Buckley, Michael & Ferguson, Peter (ill)
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14119
Fall of Fergal, The
When Le Fay McNally wins a typing competition in London, it is the start of a great adventure. Little does she know that it will lead to the salvation of her father and the end of her brother, Fergal.
ISBN 9780571210695
Series Unlikely exploits series (1 of 3)
Publisher Faber & Faber, 2002
Ardagh, Philip
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5078

New
Fall, the
Sam is staying with his crime reporter father as he recovers from a knee operation when he is woken shortly after 2am by loud voices arguing in the flat above. Curious he opens the window to hear more clearly when suddenly a man-sized shape falls the six floors to the garden below. Sam goes to his dad's room to wake him, only to discover that he is gone. Fearful that it may be his father lying in the garden he struggles on his crutches downstairs only to discover that there is no one there. But someone is watching Sam and now Sam is in danger too.
ISBN 9780143783053
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2017
Bancks, Tristan
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16165
Falling angels
Sally could fly before she could crawl, travelling across the world to visit beautiful remote areas. She longs to share this world with her grandmother.
ISBN 9781741664201
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2010
Thompson, Colin
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125
Family from one end street, The
Set thirty years ago, a dustman's large family all had various ways of entertaining themselves, despite the family's lack of money.
ISBN 9780141329673
Publisher Puffin UK, 2010
Garnett, Eve
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1847
Family with two front doors, The
Nomi is one of nine children living in Poland in the 1920s. Their family is so large, they need to live across two apartments. Their father is a Rabbi and there are many customs to follow, many revolving around food. But, the biggest adventure of all is when big sister Adina is told she is to be married, at the age of fifteen, to someone she has never met. Based on the author's real family, the Rabinovitches dance, laugh and cook their way through an extraordinary life in 1920s Poland.
ISBN 9781925266641
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2016
Ciddor, Anna
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3534
Famous
Mrs Pavlich tries to convince Sophie that being famous isn't a job but Sophie and several other students don't think this is right. After all, they have seen plenty of people who are famous for doing nothing in particular. When Sophie gets a chance to go on her favourite TV game show, Mega Match, and gets close to winning, she has to make a choice.
ISBN 9780143304685
Series Aussie chomps (17 books)
Publisher Penguin Books Australia, 2009
Lawrinson, Julia
No book cover.
9029
Famous five mystery collection, The
Five children have mad adventures without parental interference.
ISBN 9780340796146
Series Famous five series (23 books)
Publisher Hodder & Stoughton, 2001
Topics / Year 5 easy reads /
Blyton, Enid
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Famous five 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 Famous five series (23 books)
Various
No book cover.
5857
Famous five versus the black mask
Another famous five adventure written by Claude Voilier after Enid Blyton ceased to write Famous Five adventures, translated from the French into English. The five are back on holidays and involved in yet another mystery aboard a Mediterranean cruise liner.
ISBN 9780340278642
Series Famous five series (7 of 23)
Publisher Gullane Children's Books Ltd, 1997
Topics / Year 5 easy reads /
Voilier, Claude
No book cover.
2868
Famous Five's survival guide, The
For Famous Five fans of all ages, this book is an interesting mix of fact and fiction. Find out how to survive a shipwreck, pack a rucksack, crack a secret code, use interrogation skills and find a secret passage plus an unsolved mystery from the past. A nostalgic look at the Five will appeal to older fans as well.
ISBN 9780340970836
Publisher Hodder Children's Books (UK), 2008
Blyton, Enid
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28346
Famous horse snatched
When a famous racehorse is stolen from Zac's uncle, Zac and Hannah are in hot pursuit, tracking down the thieves who are trying to pull a fast one on the racing world. Follow the clues and the red herrings, collect the evidence and check out the suspects to solve the crime of the missing racehorse.
ISBN 9781405037327
Series Who dun it series (1 of 4)
Publisher Pan MacMillan, 2006
Holper, Paul & Torok, Simon & Axelsen, Stephen (ill)
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131043
Famous structures
Around the world and throughout time people have built the most amazing structures.
ISBN 9781865047645
Series X-zone series (48 books)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2004
Topics / Year 6 easy reads /
Savage, Andrea
No book cover.
Fantastica series
Any two books from this series may be read as Challenge books and up to five more can be read as personal choice books. Go to the online booklists for the PRC ID of the individual books in this series.
Series Fantastica series (8 books)
Various
No book cover.
17014
Fantastica: ghost ship
Orphaned children of the King and Queen must fight to rescue the people of the star lands, now flooded by the evil Emperor Flood.
ISBN 9781862916487
Series Fantastica series (11 of 8)
Publisher Omnibus Books, 2007
Wilkins, Kim
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15605
Fantastica: king of the beasts
Saxten must seek out Coravel, the fearful king of the beasts, and seek his help in destroying Severo. But if Saxton wants Coravel's help he must be prepared to make a huge sacrifice.
ISBN 9781862916548
Series Fantastica series (24 of 8)
Publisher Omnibus Books, 2007
McIntosh, Fiona
No book cover.
15572
Fantastica: Saxten's secret
Ferdor, a magician, has been hired to find Saxten and trap him, using his friend Lily as bait. But he has not counted on the loyalty of Dargo, the only wolf among all the creatures of the forest who is deaf to Severo's treachery.
ISBN 9781862916524
Series Fantastica series (22 of 8)
Publisher Omnibus Books, 2007
McIntosh, Fiona
No book cover.
14804
Fantastica: Severo's intent
A painting in Saxten's house unsettles him, making him feel watched. He is forced to flee through the painting into another world, the kingdom of Drumminor, where evil is everywhere and he is the only possible saviour.
ISBN 9781862916470
Series Fantastica series (21 of 8)
Publisher Omnibus Books, 2007
McIntosh, Fiona
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17079
Fantastica: sorcerer of the waves
Asa and Rollo are the royal children of the Star Lands. Emperor Flood, the court magician, has usurped the power of their parents. With loyal friends and their shape-shifting abilities, they must pit themselves against Flood to reclaim the kingdom.
ISBN 9781862916562
Series Fantastica series (13 of 8)
Publisher Omnibus Books, 2007
Wilkins, Kim
No book cover.
17115
Fantastica: the star queen
Asa and Rollo decide to try to find out the fate of their parents. Flood captures Northseeker and the children are separated. They follow the ship to Flood's Castle Crag, where the final mystery awaits.
ISBN 9781862916579
Series Fantastica series (14 of 8)
Publisher Omnibus Books, 2007
Wilkins, Kim
No book cover.
17078
Fantastica: tide stealers
Asa and Rollo, are in trouble as pirates called tide stealers raid their stronghold and steal the moonstone star, the royal symbol of the Star Lands.
ISBN 9781862916555
Series Fantastica series (12 of 8)
Publisher Omnibus Books, 2007
Wilkins, Kim
No book cover.
15598
Fantastica: wolf's lair
Saxten is on a quest to stop the evil Severo from taking over the kingdom. Saxten confronts his enemy, Severo, in his forest stronghold.
ISBN 9781862916531
Series Fantastica series (23 of 8)
Publisher Omnibus Books, 2007
McIntosh, Fiona
No book cover.
126
Far out, brussel sprout
A collection of school yard play rhymes.
ISBN 9781741833089
Publisher Brolly Books, 2009
Factor, June & Viska, Peter (ill)
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Far-flung adventures series
An adventure, fantasy series with tongue-in-cheek characters and situations.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 Far-flung adventures series (3 books)
Stewart, Paul & Riddell, Chris (ill)
No book cover.
1657
Fat and juicy place, The
At the back of Jack's school is a special place. He can't tell anyone except his mate, Lizard, about all the things that can happen there. When Jack meets the mysterious Birdman, he learns secrets about the past that he just can't tell anyone.
ISBN 9780207167867
Publisher Angus & Robertson (HarperCollins), 1992
Kidd, Diana
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5473
Fat Head the bird
Liam tells the story of Fat Head, the bird, who sometimes gets up to mischief. Liam learns the value of pet ownership and why we need rules.
ISBN 9780980359350
Publisher Indij Readers, 2007
Lawson, Liam & others
No book cover.
129
Father Sky and Mother Earth
An illustrated book depicting environmental concerns by Oodgeroo Noonuccal, a poet and an activist for Aboriginal rights.
ISBN 9780701630348
Publisher Jacaranda, 1992
Noonuccal, Oodgeroo (Walker, Kath)
No book cover.
53305
Feathered soldiers
Pigeons may be taken for granted but they have played a very important part particularly for Australia during World War II. One pigeon flew sixty-four kilometres in fifty minutes through a storm to save a shipload of ammunition. Amusing drawings highlight fascinating facts and true stories in this illustrated tribute to Australia's wartime messenger pigeons.
ISBN 9780975712320
Publisher ANZAC Day Commemoration Committee QLD Incorporated, 2007
Farrer, Vashti & Small, Mary & Alger, Elizabeth (ill)
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3184

New
Feathers
The sandpiper stretched its wings in the chilling breeze. It knew it was time to leave...so it took flight. Follow the feathers as they fall along this exquisite journey of heartache, hope and home.
ISBN 9781760157357
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2017
Cummings, Phil & Lesnie, Phil (ill)
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130
Feathers and fools
A modern fable about some peacocks and swans that allow their fear of each other to destroy them.
ISBN 9780152004736
Publisher Harcourt Children's Books, 2000
Fox, Mem
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16183
Fergus Crane
When a mysterious flying box arrives at Fergus' window with a message from his Uncle Theo, the boy learns that he is in danger and that his uncle is sending help. Help is what Fergus needs when the clipper ship that serves as his school disappears with the other students on board and the teachers are not quite what they seem. Fergus will need to be brave and resourceful to rescue his friends.
ISBN 9780385750882
Series Far-flung adventures series (1 of 3)
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2006
Stewart, Paul & Riddell, Chris (ill)
No book cover.
5920
Ferret attack
Harry and Jesse use their time machine to play a dastardly trick that involves Killer, the ferret. The joke backfires when Killer starts to grow and grow as a reaction to time travel, causing floods and mayhem. Harry and Jesse had better work out a way to make this right before they do irretrievable damage to their school and their fifth class colleagues.
ISBN 9781420276879
Series Get real series (2 of 10)
Publisher Macmillan Education Australia Pty Ltd, 2009
Kettle, Phil & Webb, Melissa (ill)
No book cover.
19650
Fetcher's song
Gwin is a Fetcher. With her Papa and blind twin brother, she travels the countryside, bringing joy, through song, acrobatics and story, to the downtrodden people. But, since her mama died, it's been hard to keep the joy alive. Fetchers have always been hunted by the Devouts for preserving the old ways. When the devious Brother Poosk captures her papa, Gwin must do her utmost to rescue him, whatever the cost.
ISBN 9781743319420
Series The Hidden series (3 of 3)
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2016
Tanner, Lian
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10763
Figgy and the President
Figgy and Nana love to talk about their future. Nana wants to be President of Ghana. Deciding on a career isn't as easy for Figgy but, then, she lands the role of a lifetime as an actress in a film. When Figgy's Mama shows up, sick and expecting a baby, and Nana's father takes him away, Figgy has more important things to think about, and some growing up to do.
ISBN 9781742991559
Series Figgy series NEW SERIES 2018 (3 books)
Publisher Omnibus Books, 2016
Janu, Tamsin
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2396
Figgy in the world
Figgy has two problems. One is her name. Nobody in the whole country has that name. The other is that her Grandma Ama is ill and needs special medicine. Figgy can't do much about her name but she can do something for Grandma Ama. She will go to America and bring back the medicine and Kwame, her special goat, will go with her.
ISBN 9781742990453
Series Figgy series NEW SERIES 2018 (3 books)
Publisher Omnibus Books, 2014
Janu, Tamsin
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Figgy series NEW SERIES 2018
Any two titles read from this series can be included as official Challenge books; up to five more titles can be included as your personal choice books. To see the individual book titles and their PRC ID numbers, go to the Series lists on the Booklists page, on the website. Or, you can search for a series name or the individual titles by using the Search function on the top left hand corner of the screen.
Series Figgy series NEW SERIES 2018 (3 books)
Various
No book cover.
43460

New
Figgy takes the city
Figgy and her friend Nana win scholarships to attend school in Ghana's big city Accra. The city is exciting and full of adventures and new friends, but Figgy and Nana also find a city that is sad and scary.
ISBN 9781742992006
Series Figgy series NEW SERIES 2018 (3 books)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2017
Janu, Tasmin
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4891
Fighter planes
From the dogfights of the First World War to top secret missions flown by the latest stealth fighters, this book reveals the inner workings of the fastest, deadliest machines ever made.
ISBN 9781474919135
Series Usborne beginners plus series (16 books)
Publisher Usborne Publishing Ltd, 2012
Brook, Henry & Roots, Adrian (ill) & Fox, John (ill)
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11310
Film
Go behind the camera to find out how films are made and who makes them, from the greatest animators to the most talented set designers. Explore different genres and movie styles from westerns, musicals and sci-fi to cult movies and documentaries. Take a trip from Hollywood to Bollywood and see what makes different world cinema styles unique.
ISBN 9781405312806
Series Eyewitness series (36 books)
Publisher Dorling Kindersley, 2006
Bergan, Ronald
No book cover.
18500
Film and fiction robotics
Learn about robots in film and fiction and making your own robot movie.
ISBN 9781420205558
Series Robots and robotics series (2 of 6)
Publisher Macmillan Education Australia Pty Ltd, 2007
Hyland, Tony
No book cover.
28603
Final lap, The
Mitchell Grady and Travis Fisk are going head to head. The swimmers have mounted the blocks. The starting gun sounds. I wonder who will be in front in the final lap.
ISBN 9781921167966
Series Legends (including Anniversary & League of) series (8 of 19)
Publisher Black Dog Books, 2003
Panckridge, Michael
No book cover.
44754
Finale
'Diva TV' is down to five contestants, the cameras are rolling and tensions are high.
ISBN 9781921167218
Series Diva series (4 of 6)
Publisher Black Dog Books, 2006
Lawson, Sue
No book cover.
18511
Finals, The
Depicts the story of a soccer team and their quest to make the finals. A new, enthusiastic coach is enlisted, who employs coaching tactics that a number of team members and supporters believe are too rough and inappropriate.
ISBN 9781741661002
Series Jasper Zammit series (3 of 3)
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2006
Abela, Deborah & Warren, Johnny
No book cover.
131
Finders keepers
While playing a computer game, Patrick is transported into a parallel world and invited to participate in a TV game show.
ISBN 9781862913608
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 1997
Rodda, Emily
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37994

New
Finding Gobi
Finding Gobi is the ultimate story of hope and friendship - proving time and time again, that dogs really are 'man's best friend'. In 2016, Dion Leonard, an ultramarathon runner, stumbled across a little stray dog while competing in a gruelling 155 mile race across the Gobi Desert. The pup earned the name 'Gobi' as she went step for step with Dion, keeping pace with him for nearly 80 miles. What Gobi lacked in size, she made up for in heart. Dion had always focused on winning, but as he witnessed the incredible determination of this small animal, he felt something inside him change. This is a story of a life changing friendship between one man and a little stray dog.
ISBN 9780008244521
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, UK, 2017
Leonard, Dion
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1063
Finding Serendipity
In search of Serendipity, Tuesday and her faithful dog Baxterr find themselves on a very dangerous mission. They enter the magical world where stories come from, a mysterious and unpredictable world, full of real danger and heart-stopping adventure. Tuesday will need all her wit, courage, perseverance and imagination in order to get to The End and be reunited with the people she loves.
ISBN 9781743310311
Series Tuesday McGillycuddy series (3 books)
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2013
Banks, Angelica
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11675
Finn family Moomintroll
It is spring in the valley and the Moomins are ready for adventure. Moomintroll and his friends Snufkin and Sniff, find the Hobgoblin's top hat, all shiny and new, and just waiting to be taken home. However, they soon realise that this is no ordinary hat. It can turn anything, or anyone, into something else.
ISBN 9780312608897
Publisher Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2010
Jansson, Tove; Portch, Elizabeth (trans)
No book cover.
6166
Fire
One small spark brought fire awake, winding like a small black snake. Fire flickered, fire crept, flames snickered, bushfire leapt.
ISBN 9781742838175
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2014
French, Jackie & Whatley, Bruce (ill)
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24219
Fire lizard
The people of the Nine Valleys grow desperate as they are terrorised. Hope lies with Sensei and the Little Cockroaches as they work to defeat Hyo Moon and deliver a message to the Governor.
ISBN 9781921529467
Series Samurai kids series (5 of 6)
Publisher Walker Books, 2010
Fussell, Sandy & Nest James, Rhian (ill)
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8686
Fire pony, The
Imagine you have only one person in the world to love and take care of you and that person has a dangerous secret. Roy and his brother Joe Dilly, blessed with the talent of horse whispering, try to find a home in America's deep south.
ISBN 9780746065082
Publisher Usborne Publishing Ltd, 2005
Philbrick, Rodman
No book cover.
13999
Fire within, The
When David moves in with Liz and Lucy, he discovers hand crafted, clay dragons that come to life and have magical powers. David's personal dragon inspires him to write a story about the adventures of their local squirrel population.
ISBN 9781841215334
Publisher Orchard Books, 2001
d'Lacey, Chris
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28391
Firebird mystery, The
London, a city of fog and snow, filled with airships, steamcars and metrotowers soaring into space. Jack is an orphan, who becomes the apprentice detective to Ignatius Doyle and is plunged into a mystery of past and future.
ISBN 9781922147752
Series Jack Mason adventure series (1 of 3)
Publisher Text Publishing Co, 2014
Pitt, Darrell
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5513
Firewood & rabbits
In this picture book autobiography, Ron Jackson describes his eventful childhood as one of thirteen children in a stockman's family living in isolated Balranald. He discusses home schooling, catching rabbits, and collecting firewood in a homemade boat.
ISBN 9780980359343
Publisher Indij Readers, 2007
Jackson, Ron
No book cover.
88016
First light
Peter is thrilled to be going to Greenland where his father studies climate change. But, on the ice cap, Peter is troubled by visions that both frighten and entice him. Thea has never seen the sun. Her people, suspected of witchcraft, retreated to a secret world deep within a glacier. As Thea dreams of a way back to the surface, Peter's search for answers takes him to her hidden world.
ISBN 9781921758256
Publisher Text Publishing Co, 2011
Stead, Rebecca
No book cover.
29045
First peoples of Africa
Find out about the culture, traditions, laws and ways of life of the first peoples in Africa - the Baka of Cameroon, the Samburu of Kenya and the Tuareg of the Sahara. Includes photographs, fact boxes and quotes from elders.
ISBN 9781420268010
Series First peoples series (6 books)
Publisher Macmillan Education Australia Pty Ltd, 2009
Sertori, Trisha
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19450
First peoples of Asia
Find out about the culture, traditions, laws and ways of life of the first peoples in Asia - the Ainu of Japan, the Bali Aga of Indonesia and the Karen of Burma. Includes photographs, fact boxes and quotes from elders.
ISBN 9781420268003
Series First peoples series (6 books)
Publisher Macmillan Education Australia Pty Ltd, 2009
Sertori, Trisha
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42119
First peoples of Europe
Find out about the culture, traditions, laws and ways of life of the first peoples in Europe - the Basques of the Pyrenees, the Macedonians of the Republic of Macedonia and the Roma of Europe. Includes photographs, fact boxes and quotes from elders.
ISBN 9781420268027
Series First peoples series (6 books)
Publisher Macmillan Education Australia Pty Ltd, 2009
Sertori, Trisha
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19250
First peoples of Oceania
Find out about the culture, traditions, laws and ways of life of the first peoples in Oceania - the Aboriginal peoples of Australia, the Papuans of New Guinea and the Maoris of New Zealand. Includes photographs, fact boxes and quotes from elders.
ISBN 9781420267990
Series First peoples series (6 books)
Publisher Macmillan Education Australia Pty Ltd, 2009
Sertori, Trisha
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40499
First peoples of the Americas
Find out about the culture, traditions, laws and ways of life of the first peoples in the Americas - the native Americans of the United States, the Ashaninka of South America and the First Nations of Canada. Includes photographs, fact boxes and quotes from elders.
ISBN 9781420267983
Series First peoples series (6 books)
Publisher Macmillan Education Australia Pty Ltd, 2009
Sertori, Trisha
No book cover.
15190
First peoples of the Arctic
Find out about the culture, traditions, laws and ways of life of the first peoples in the Arctic - the Sami of Sapmi, the Unangan of the Aleutian Islands and the Inuit of Greenland and Canada. Includes photographs, fact boxes and quotes from elders.
ISBN 9781420267976
Series First peoples series (6 books)
Publisher Macmillan Education Australia Pty Ltd, 2009
Sertori, Trisha
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First peoples series
Non-fiction series about traditions, cultures and laws. 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 First peoples series (6 books)
Sertori, Trisha
No book cover.
71275
First settlement and exploration
Details why the First Fleet came to Australia and the hardships faced by convicts and free settlers. Follows the early explorers, Blaxland, Lawson, Wentworth, across the Blue Mountains.
ISBN 9781863918596
Series Australian Library series (18 of 21)
Publisher Heinemann, 1997
Low, Jim
No book cover.
11982
Five are together again
The famous five are together again and camping near their friends. A burglary results in stolen research papers and someone involved in the neighbouring circus falls under suspicion.
ISBN 9780340681268
Series Famous five series (21 of 23)
Publisher Hachette Children's Books, 1997
Topics / Year 5 easy reads /
Blyton, Enid
No book cover.
135
Five children and it
When Cyril, Anthea, Robert, Jane and their baby brother go digging in the gravel pit, the last thing they expect to find is a Psammead, an ancient Sand-fairy. Having a Sand-fairy for a pet means having one wish granted each day. But, the children don't realise all the trouble that wishes can cause.
ISBN 9780140367355
Publisher Puffin Australia, 1996
Nesbit, Edith
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22546
Five children on the Western Front
The sequel to 'Five children and It' is set on the eve of the First World War. The five children have grown up and the war will change their lives for ever. The sand fairy has become a creature of stories until he suddenly reappears. The siblings are pleased to have something to take their minds off the war but, this time, the Psammead is here for a reason, and his magic might have a more serious purpose.
ISBN 9780571310951
Publisher Faber & Faber, 2014
Saunders, Kate
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5350
Five fall into adventure
Julian, Dick and Anne are really worried. George and her devoted dog, Timmy, have just disappeared. Not only that, somebody has broken into Kirrin Cottage. They wonder if there could be a connection.
ISBN 9780340796238
Series Famous five series (9 of 23)
Publisher Hachette Children's Books, 2001
Topics / Year 5 easy reads /
Blyton, Enid
No book cover.
1644
Five get into a fix
The famous five get into a fix together.
ISBN 9780340681220
Series Famous five series (17 of 23)
Publisher Hachette Children's Books, 1997
Topics / Year 5 easy reads /
Blyton, Enid
No book cover.
14220
Five get into trouble
The Famous Five are distraught. Dick has been kidnapped presumably mistaken for somebody else.
ISBN 9780340796221
Series Famous five series (8 of 23)
Publisher Hachette Children's Books, 2001
Topics / Year 5 easy reads /
Blyton, Enid
No book cover.
5890
Five go adventuring again
There's a thief at Kirrin Cottage! The Famous Five think they know who it is, but they need to prove it! The discovery of an old map and very unusual hiding place is all they need to get to the bottom of this mystery and uncover the true culprit!
ISBN 9780340681084
Series Famous five series (2 of 23)
Publisher Hodder & Stoughton, 1943
Topics / Year 5 easy reads /
Blyton, Enid
No book cover.
5357
Five go down to the sea
The famous five wonder if anyone would deliberately lure somebody on to treacherous rocks on the Cornish coast. Somebody is flashing lights from the old tower on stormy nights and the five sense danger.
ISBN 9780340796269
Series Famous five series (12 of 23)
Publisher Hachette Children's Books, 2001
Blyton, Enid
No book cover.
6238
Five go off in a caravan
A caravan holiday for the Famous Five is bound to be an adventure! And when they stumble across a circus troupe, the gang are thrilled. But some of the circus people have more sinister plans than just clowning around.
ISBN 9780340796191
Series Famous five series (5 of 23)
Publisher Hachette Children's Books, 2001
Topics / Year 5 easy reads /
Blyton, Enid
No book cover.
6241
Five go off to camp
Ghost trains that vanish in the middle of the night, the Famous Five can't believe it. There has to be a logical explanation. But as they follow the tracks, they realise there might not be.
ISBN 9780340796214
Series Famous five series (7 of 23)
Publisher Hachette Children's Books, 2001
Topics / Year 5 easy reads /
Blyton, Enid
No book cover.
7205
Five go to Billycock Hill
The famous five go on an adventure to Billycock Hill.
ISBN 9780340681213
Series Famous five series (16 of 23)
Publisher Hachette Children's Books, 1997
Blyton, Enid
No book cover.
6634
Five go to Demons Rocks
The famous five go to Demon's Rocks.
ISBN 9780340681244
Series Famous five series (19 of 23)
Publisher Hachette Children's Books, 1997
Topics / Year 5 easy reads /
Blyton, Enid
No book cover.
6213
Five go to mystery moor
There's something dangerous out on Mystery Moor, and the Famous Five will have to risk the treacherous mists to follow the trail.
ISBN 9780340681183
Series Famous five series (13 of 23)
Publisher Hachette Children's Books, 1997
Blyton, Enid
No book cover.
1645
Five go to Smuggler's Top
The Famous Five go to stay at a large old house, and discover lots of hiding places and underground tunnels. Perhaps there are still smugglers at Smuggler's Top.
ISBN 9780340796184
Series Famous five series (4 of 23)
Publisher Hachette Children's Books, 2001
Topics / Year 5 easy reads /
Blyton, Enid
No book cover.
1643
Five have a mystery to solve
The famous five have another mystery to solve.
ISBN 9780340681251
Series Famous five series (20 of 23)
Publisher Hachette Children's Books, 1997
Blyton, Enid
No book cover.
13379
Five have a wonderful time
The Famous Five are on holiday and they've discovered a ruined castle nearby. The castle looked deserted but is that a face at the window.
ISBN 9780340681169
Series Famous five series (11 of 23)
Publisher Hachette Children's Books, 1997
Topics / Year 5 easy reads /
Blyton, Enid
No book cover.
9733
Five have plenty of fun
Berta is in hiding from kidnappers, and she needs help from the Five, but to help out a virtual stranger, they will have to risk great danger to themselves.
ISBN 9780340681190
Series Famous five series (14 of 23)
Publisher Hachette Children's Books, 1997
Topics / Year 5 easy reads /
Blyton, Enid
No book cover.
5352
Five on a hike together
When Dick is woken by a light flashing through his window, he is puzzled. Perhaps someone is trying to send him a coded message. And when the famous five hear of an escaped convict in the area, they are on red alert.
ISBN 9780340796245
Series Famous five series (10 of 23)
Publisher Hachette Children's Books, 2001
Topics / Year 5 easy reads /
Blyton, Enid
No book cover.
6969
Five on a secret trail
Camping again, the five have pitched their tent near an old, abandoned cottage, but Anne hears strange noises at night. Perhaps it isn't abandoned after all.
ISBN 9780340681206
Series Famous five series (15 of 23)
Publisher Hachette Children's Books, 1997
Topics / Year 5 easy reads /
Blyton, Enid
No book cover.
5887
Five on a Treasure Island
Julian, Dick, George Anne and Timmy the dog are in their first adventure which involves an island, a ruined castle, a submerged wreck and a desperate treasure hunt.
ISBN 9780340681060
Series Famous five series (1 of 23)
Publisher Hodder & Stoughton, 1942
Blyton, Enid
No book cover.
6216
Five on Finniston Farm
This adventure story sees the Famous Five down on the farm.
ISBN 9780340681237
Series Famous five series (18 of 23)
Publisher Hachette Children's Books, 1997
Topics / Year 5 easy reads /
Blyton, Enid
No book cover.
6240
Five on Kirrin island again
What can Uncle Quentin be up to, all alone, on Kirrin Island. He won't let anyone visit, not even George and the rest of the Famous Five.
ISBN 9780340796207
Series Famous five series (6 of 23)
Publisher Hachette Children's Books, 2001
Topics / Year 5 easy reads /
Blyton, Enid
No book cover.
1646
Five run away together
Someone has been on George's island. The five wonder what is locked in the mysterious trunk hidden on Kirrin Island.
ISBN 9780340796177
Series Famous five series (3 of 23)
Publisher Hachette Children's Books, 2001
Topics / Year 5 easy reads /
Blyton, Enid
No book cover.
136
Five times dizzy
A Greek family run a deli in Newtown in Sydney, but Ya Ya, the grandmother, is homesick for Greece.
ISBN 9780733606168
Publisher Hodder Headline Australia Pty Ltd, 1997
Wheatley, Nadia
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17401
Fizzlebert Stump and the bearded boy
The bearded Barboozul family are the new stars of Fizz's circus. Their act is full of magic, mystery, fear and fun. And, it's nice to have another boy around, even if he is a bit hairy round the chin. But, then things start going wrong. The lion loses his dentures. The clowns lose their noses. The Ringmaster loses his temper. And, the circus is about to lose its licence. Fizz must find out who or what is to blame, and save the day.
ISBN 9781408835210
Series Fizzlebert Stump series (6 books)
Publisher Bloomsbury, 2014
Harrold, A F & Horne, Sarah (ill)
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5426
Fizzlebert Stump and the girl who lifted quite heavy things
It's the great Circus of Circuses competition and Fizzlebert Stump does not have an act. He's no longer the Boy Who Puts His Head In The Lion's Mouth (the lion retired) and putting his head in a crocodile's mouth instead just didn't work out. Fizz needs to find himself a new act, and reunite his friend, the Bearded Boy, with his long-lost parents. Luckily, the strongest girl in the world is there to help.
ISBN 9781408853313
Series Fizzlebert Stump series (6 books)
Publisher Bloomsbury, 2015
Harrold, A F & Horne, Sarah (ill)
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20610
Fizzlebert Stump and the great supermarket showdown
It's a disaster when the ringmaster sells Fizz's circus to the mysterious Mr Pinkbottle. All the acts who aren't fired are forced to work in his supermarket. Not an easy task at all if your only skill is plate-spinning or being a trapeze artist, or indeed a sea lion. It's up to Fizz to find a way to save them all.
ISBN 9781408869451
Series Fizzlebert Stump series (6 books)
Publisher Bloomsbury, 2016
Harrold, A F & Horne, Sarah (ill)
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Fizzlebert Stump series
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Series Fizzlebert Stump series (6 books)
Harrold, A F & Horne, Sarah (ill)
No book cover.
17394
Fizzlebert Stump: Boy who cried fish, The
Fizzlebert Stump lives in a circus. When his friend, Fish the sea lion, goes missing, Fizz tracks him down to the Aquarium, with its piratical owner Admiral Spratt-Haddock, invisible octopus, and colour-coded fish. But, the Aquarium has problems of its own. Fish (not Fish the sea lion, fish. Keep up) are going missing, and the Admiral blames the circus. Fizz must try to solve the mystery, avoid an over-enthusiastic crocodile and find his friend.
ISBN 9781408842461
Series Fizzlebert Stump series (6 books)
Publisher Bloomsbury, 2014
Harrold, A F & Horne, Sarah (ill)
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21308
Fizzlebert Stump: Boy who did PE in his pants, The
Fizzlebert Stump lives in a circus. He is usually found training to be a strongman or being taught history by a magician or playing football with a sea lion. But, not today. After being lost in the woods and mistaken for a very rude girl, here he is, at the back of the class confusing the teacher. Rather than being forced to sit up straight and pay attention, Fizz just wants to find his way back to the circus.
ISBN 9781408853399
Series Fizzlebert Stump series (6 books)
Publisher Bloomsbury, 2016
Harrold, A F & Horne, Sarah (ill)
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31383
Fizzlebert Stump: Boy who ran away from the circus (and joined the library), The
Fizzlebert Stump lives in a travelling circus. He hangs around with acrobats, plays the fool with clowns, and outs his head in a lion's mouth every night. But it can be a bit lonely being the only kid in the circus. So, one day, Fizz decides to join a library and that's when it all goes terribly wrong.
ISBN 9781408830031
Series Fizzlebert Stump series (6 books)
Publisher Bloomsbury, 2012
Harrold, A F & Horne, Sarah (ill)
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14207
Flags and emblems of Australia
A reference book containing detailed information, colourful illustrations and facts about Australia's historic coat of arms and the interesting animal, bird and flower emblems of the States and Territories.
ISBN 9780731811731
Publisher Simon & Schuster (Australia) Limited, 2002
Bruce, Jill B & Wade, Jan (ill)
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2711
Flea thing, The
Twelve year old Daniel, a student at Glenfield High School, wins a place in the New Zealand Warrior's rugby league team and becomes the youngest ever player in the history of the game. Daniel's secret will make him a media sensation but being a league superstar has its downside.
ISBN 9781921150128
Series The thing series (1 of 3)
Publisher Walker Books, 2007
Topics / Year 6 easy reads /
Falkner, Brian
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5907
Flight
Tonight is the night. The family has to flee. Set in biblical times, a small family sets off across a desert in search of refuge from persecution in their own country. Beset by heat and thirst, and threatening tanks, they travel towards a refugee camp and safety, while they wait for asylum in another country. An ancient story becomes a fable for our times.
ISBN 9781922081483
Publisher Windy Hollow Books, 2015
Wheatley, Nadia & Greder, Armin (ill)
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18720
Flight of the evening star
Georgie Tanner must face an enemy that can take form in darkness, pull any weapon from its cloak and once it hits you, there's no hope. They say it can't be killed, unless you can kill a shadow.
ISBN 9780980319507
Series Magician's daughter series (3 of 3)
Publisher Imagine Publishing, 2007
Walker, Justyn
No book cover.
34750
Flint heart, The
Enchanting fairytale in traditional format with goodies, baddies, queens, kings, wild and wonderful creatures, and a happy ending.
ISBN 9780763647124
Publisher Candlewick Press, 2011
Paterson, Katherine & Paterson, John & Rocco, John (ill)
No book cover.
71225
Flitterwig
Ella meets an emotionally unstable pixie and discovers she is the only one who can save the magical kingdom of Magus.
ISBN 9781741690866
Series Flitterwig series (1 of 3)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2008
Cullen, Edrei
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Flitterwig series
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Series Flitterwig series (3 books)
Cullen, Edrei
No book cover.
137
Flock of blats, A
This is an intergalactic adventure with unexpected characters and events.
ISBN 9780207196447
Publisher HarperCollins Australia, 1998
Stephens, Michael
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6862
Flood
The rain stopped but the wall of water surged, sounding like a helicopter. Sounding like a flood.
ISBN 9781742830728
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2011
French, Jackie & Whatley, Bruce (ill)
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91122
Floods family files, The
Fantastically cynical picture book exploring Flood's everyday life and family history. The more you know about traditional vampires, warlocks, literary monsters and B-grade horror movies, the more you will enjoy it. Be prepared to use your brain to solve the riddles and the dictionary to get all the jokes.
ISBN 9781864719420
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2009
Thompson, Colin
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35957
Floods: better homes and gardens, The
After years on the run, the Floods are coming home to Transylvania Waters. And just in time too. Since Nerlin and Mordonna fled, things have gone from worse to much worse. King Quatorze has bled the country dry. He's even sold everyone's shoelaces. It's time for life with a lot less cabbage and a lot more chocolate. But, first, the Floods have to get rid of the old king.
ISBN 9781741662559
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2009
Thompson, Colin
No book cover.
6085
Flora & Ulysses: the illuminated adventures
It begins, as the best superhero stories do, with a tragic accident. Ulysses, the squirrel, never saw the vacuum cleaner coming. Flora Belle Buckman, who has read every issue of the comic book, Terrible Things Can Happen to You, steps in to save him. Ulysses now has powers of strength, flight and misspelled poetry. Flora will be changed too, as she discovers the possibility of hope and the promise of a spacious heart.
ISBN 9780763676711
Publisher Candlewick Press, 2015
DiCamillo, Kate & Campbell, K G (ill)
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12772
Florence Nightingale: the lady of the lamp
Florence Nightingale's intelligence, determination and bravery made hospitals cleaner and safer, and saved countless lives through her work. This provides an insight into her life.
ISBN 9780750240185
Publisher Hodder Children's Books (Australia), 2003
Barnham, Kay
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138
Flour babies, The
Simon and his classmates have to take part in a science project that involves taking care of a six pound bag of flour - a pretend baby.
ISBN 9780140361476
Publisher Penguin Books Ltd, UK, 1994
Fine, Anne
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83210
Flower, The
Brigg, a sad-looking kid, lives in a grey building and works in a grey library in a cold, colourless city. Dangerous books are kept in the library. When Brigg finds one of these books and sees pictures of beautifully coloured things called flowers, he wonders what it might take to fill a whole city with flowers.
ISBN 9781846430718
Publisher Child's Play International Ltd, 2006
Light, John & Evans, Lisa (ill)
No book cover.
15130
Fly a Rebel Flag, the battle at Eureka
The diggers were fed up. Ever since the gold rushes began, police had hounded them about their licences. The diggers of Ballarat took up arms, built a stockade and swore to defend themselves. That twenty minute battle changed Australia forever.
ISBN 9781921167430
Publisher Black Dog Books, 2007
Annear, Robyn
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3942
Flyaway girls, The
Chelsea is the hardest worker in her gymnastics club and she's determined to make it. But, new girl Telia has more natural talent and Chelsea is jealous. She feels awful because she actually likes Telia. And, it's not only envy that is bothering Chelsea. She's got family issues and her school friends are acting weirdly. It's time for Chelsea to figure out what's really important and, maybe, take a leap into the unknown.
ISBN 9780143308652
Publisher Puffin Australia, 2015
Lawrinson, Julia
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139
Flying emu and other Australian stories, The
Twenty stories about how the world began and the events that followed. They are based around a host of characters, including Australian animals, non-native animals, spirits, planets, the sun and moon, and humans. The title story, The Flying Emu, tells of a beautifully-coloured emu who learns about vanity and immodesty when he and his friends race to the sun.
ISBN 9780140381917
Publisher Penguin, 1997
Morgan, Sally
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1735
Flying machines, The
Jesse Harrison and Harry Harvard have a new best friend, Rocky Rockman has left his prehistoric cave and is living in their tree house. He also goes to Average Primary School and, for the first time ever, Jesse and Harry are disappointed when the bell rings to end the school day. But, trouble really starts when Rocky's pet, prehistoric bird arrives and Principal Dorking calls in Captain Crash.
ISBN 9781420277562
Series Get real series (7 of 10)
Publisher Macmillan Education Australia Pty Ltd, 2009
Kettle, Phil & Webb, Melissa (ill)
No book cover.
1738
Flytrap
The story of a lie that gets out of control. Nancy is worried. She's told her teacher she has something that she doesn't, and now Miss Susan wants her to bring it in to show the class.
ISBN 9781865086088
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2002
McDonald, Meme & Pryor, Boori Monty
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111118
Fog planet
A planet covered in fog, Earthnet agents and alien life forms. The Arkies must survive all these dangers.
ISBN 9781420211726
Series Out of this world series (2 of 16)
Publisher Macmillan Education Australia Pty Ltd, 2007
Odgers, Sally & Thomas, Georgina (ill)
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1739
Foggy
Little Bay Village has a gigantic problem and it needs a wizard to solve it. When Meg and Russ are given the desperate mission to find the wizard known as Foggy, they find that he may be more trouble than he's worth.
ISBN 9780141310411
Publisher Penguin, 2001
Baillie, Allan
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12116
Follow that bus
Two bank robbers find more than they bargained for when they encounter a group of school children visiting a farm.
ISBN 9780099932208
Publisher Red Fox, 1992
Hutchins, Pat & Hutchins, Laurence (ill)
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9354
Football
Gary Lineker, who captained his national team, played in two World Cups and is a TV commentator, shows beginners all the techniques of football and leads young players through the rules, essential skills and special team tactics.
ISBN 9780751327793
Publisher Dorling Kindersley, 2000
Lineker, Gary
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9144
Football
You might be surprised to discover where football originated and just how old it is. Be an interactive eyewitness to one of the world's favourite sports, find out about star players, how the rules have changed over the years and the drama of the World Cup.
ISBN 9781405353823
Series Eyewitness series (36 books)
Publisher Dorling Kindersley, 2010
Hornby, Hugh
No book cover.
8576
For keeps: Treasury of stories, poems and plays, A
A treasury of stories, poems and plays celebrating one hundred years of The School Magazine. Discover some of the finest writing and illustration from the pages of the longest running children's magazine in the world. Meet larrikins and chatterboxes, brave hearts and lost souls, best mates and wise elders. Encounter ghosts and fairies, monsters and aliens, a cranky parrot and a talking carrot.
ISBN 9780731387465
Publisher NSW Department of Education, 2016
Various
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73159
For sale or swap
Shelby is convinced her reliable but ugly pony, Blue, is holding her back at Pony Club. If only she had a beautiful horse, everyone would see what a great rider she is.
ISBN 9780759320987
Series For sale or swap series (1 of 5)
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2005
Brugman, Alyssa
No book cover.
For sale or swap series
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Series For sale or swap series (5 books)
Brugman, Alyssa
No book cover.
140
Forests of silence, The
The first in the Deltora Quest series, in which the evil Shadow Lord deposes the rightful ruler from the Kingdom of Deltora.
ISBN 9781741697520
Series Deltora Quest series (1 of 9)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2010
Rodda, Emily
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18708
Forgotten map, The
When Whisker is washed overboard he is rescued by a band of Pie Rats. He becomes their apprentice and has to learn how to shoot mouldy pies, sword fight with scissor blades and is bound for adventure.
ISBN 9780987461506
Series Pie rat series (1 of 4)
Publisher Daydream Press, 2014
Stelzer, Cameron
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1932
Forgotten pearl, The
When Chloe visits her Grandma Poppy, she learns just how close the Second World War came to destroying her family. In 1941, Poppy lived in Darwin, far from the war. When Japan attacked, everything Poppy held dear was threatened. Her brother was taken prisoner-of-war and her home town became a war zone. Poppy and her mother fled to Sydney, only to find that the danger followed them there.
ISBN 9781742753690
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2012
Murrell, Belinda
No book cover.
38331
Fortunately, the milk.
Mum's gone away and Dad has to look after the kids. He's got a list of things to do. When he is picking up milk for his children's cereal, a wild and crazy story unfolds.
ISBN 9780062224071
Publisher HarperCollins US, 2013
Gaiman, Neil & Young, Skottie (ill)
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1919
Forward march
On ANZAC Day in Australia, people of all ages and nationalities gather at war memorials for the dawn service and line city streets to watch the march. This national day of mourning and commemoration honours the men and women who returned from war, and those who did not.
ISBN 9781742990804
Publisher Omnibus Books, 2016
Mattingley, Christobel & Kennett, David (ill)
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61108
Fossils
Find out what a fossil is, how they are classified and how to start a collection. The book provides photographs and annotations for over 500 invertebrate, vertebrate and plant fossils to make it easy to recognize and place a fossil in its correct genus. Includes a glossary to help with technical and scientific terms.
ISBN 9780751327960
Series Eyewitness series (36 books)
Publisher Dorling Kindersley, 2000
Ward, David
No book cover.
11677
Foul play
Danny Harte is obsessed with two things, football and investigating crimes. So, when England and City footballing hero Sam Roberts is reported missing, the day after Danny saw him being taken, blindfolded, into the bowels of the City FC stadium, he's determined to get to the bottom of it. Danny may be getting into something he can't handle.
ISBN 9780141323671
Series Foul play series (1 of 5)
Publisher Puffin UK, 2010
Palmer, Tom
No book cover.
Foul play series
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Series Foul play series (5 books)
Palmer, Tom
No book cover.
929
Four seasons of Lucy McKenzie, The
The painting of Spring was as bright as a sunny day and the tiny yellow flowers which covered the fields were dancing with the breeze. When Lucy comes closer, she hears a voice calling from the other side and reaches through the painting.
ISBN 9781743317020
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2013
Murray, Kirsty
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2675
Four-fingered man, The
When Amelia's parents decide to reopen an old hotel, she and her new friend, Charlie, quickly discover that there's more to The Gateway than meets the eye. Not only is it creepy, cavernous and run by a cranky caretaker called Tom, but the guests aren't your typical human visitors.
ISBN 9781760120283
Series The Gateway series NEW SERIES 2018 (8 books)
Publisher Hardie Grant Egmont, 2015
Jones, Cerberus
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9765
Fourteenth summer of Angus Jack, The
Since moving to Australia with their father, Angus Jack and his sister, Martha, have moved house constantly. They end up living next door to a peculiar old lady called Reafen, who runs a second-hand shop, full of strange and weird objects. To Angus and Martha, Reafen seems harmless enough. But, Reafen draws Angus into her world of ancient feuds, Wild Magick, the secret dealings of vikings and goblins, and all those who have lived in the Old Realm.
ISBN 9780733334436
Publisher ABC Books, 2015
Storer, Jen & Gifford, Lucinda (ill)
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143
Fox
A story about an unusual friendship between a dog and a magpie. Magpie's wing is injured in a fire and she can no longer fly. She is looked after by Dog, who is blind in one eye. He wills Magpie to get better and enjoy her life again. The friendship continues until Fox arrives. Seeing the pair cosily together, Fox conspires to separate them.
ISBN 9781929132164
Publisher Kane/Miller, 2001
Wild, Margaret & Brooks, Ron
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30237
Framed
Dylan, the only boy left in his tiny Welsh village, has no-one to play with and his family's business is going broke. When a mysterious convoy of trucks arrives with a precious cargo to hide in a disused mine, Dylan must save his family.
ISBN 9780330434256
Publisher MacMillan, 2006
Boyce, Frank Cottrell
No book cover.
Francis Bacon series
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Series Francis Bacon series (4 books)
Measday, Stephen
No book cover.
1991
Frank Davies and the amazing frog catapult
Frank Davies is in trouble again, at school and at home, but everything changes when the frog turns up. The adventures begin when one huge luminous frog and Frank Davies set out on a mission to destroy one thousand evil giant toads.
ISBN 9780143307532
Publisher Penguin, 2014
Clifford, Rohan
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3947

New
Frankie Fish and the Sonic Suitcase
What do you do when your cranky-pants grandad builds a time machine and accidentally deleted the whole family? If you're Frankie Fish, you race against the clock to fix it! Twelve-year-old prankster Frankie must team up with his grumpy grandad to save the family after the old man accidentally stops himself from marrying Nanna- and wipes out the whole family. It's all down to Frankie and Grandad to put the past back together again. But can a young prankster and an old crank ever get along? And will Grandad's wonky time machine ever get them home?
ISBN 9781760128494
Publisher Hardie Grant Egmont, 2017
Helliar, Peter & Vamos, Lesley (ill)
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Frankie Foster 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 Frankie Foster series (3 books)
Ure, Jean
No book cover.
17347
Frankie Foster: fizzypop
Ten year old Frankie Foster wants to help, she loves fixing people's problems. But, her help is not always welcome because she can cause the odd total disaster and end up causing chaos.
ISBN 9780007362653
Series Frankie Foster series (1 of 3)
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, UK, 2011
Ure, Jean
No book cover.
24821
Frankie Foster: freaks out
Frankie thinks there is something wrong with her friend, Skye. She is determined to find out what is wrong and help her. She has an idea that writing some horoscopes (like those in the newspaper) might cheer her up. Will what they predict in their horoscopes and will they come true.
ISBN 9780007431625
Series Frankie Foster series (3 of 3)
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, UK, 2012
Ure, Jean
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29095
Frankie Foster: pick 'n' mix
Frankie Foster loves to help people and wants to be a social worker or maybe an aromatherapist when she grows up, She is happy when her mum suggests that a friend's daughter, Emelia, stay for a while as her mum has to go to hospital. Frankie finds out that agreeing to look after Emelia is a lot more work that she imagined and leads to some trouble with her best friends. Wherever Emelia goes, trouble seems to follow. Will Frankie be able to sort out her problems with her friends and keep her promise to help Emelia?
ISBN 9780007362677
Series Frankie Foster series (2 of 3)
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, UK, 2011
Ure, Jean
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21383
Frankie Fox girl spy: Operation boy band
Agent Frankie Fox is undercover, visiting an international kid's robotics competition. She's investigating the evil Alliance's robot army, when she discovers that the world's number one boy band is brainwashing kids to serve the Alliance. To try and save the day, Frankie will need to solve puzzles, deprogram evil robots and sneak backstage at a concert. But, her best friend won't forgive her if she breaks up the band.
ISBN 9780734415707
Publisher Lothian Books, 2015
Poshoglian, Yvette & Davis, Jacqui (ill)
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Frankie Fox girl spy: Ready, set, spy
Frankie Fox has realised she is being trained to be a spy. She has a spy manual which helps her learn to solve problems and use cool technology. When Frankie's billionaire inventor dad is kidnapped by a mysterious, evil group, the Alliance, it's up to Frankie to get him back. She'll have to solve mind-bending puzzles and work head-spinning gadgets to do it. Frankie must move quickly from school kid to super spy.
ISBN 9780734415684
Publisher Lothian Books, 2015
Poshoglian, Yvette & Davis, Jacqui (ill)
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Freaky
When Jayden is sent to stay with relatives that he hardly knows, he thinks things can't get any worse. But he's wrong. They live in the country, in a town with no skate park. What's worse, they are cactus freaks with a yard full of spiky plants. Then, when Aunty Nina and Uncle Trev buy a new cactus, things get really freaky. The cactus seems to be coming alive.
ISBN 9781921150791
Series Lightning strikes series (19 books)
Publisher Walker Books, 2009
Whiting, Sue
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15432
Freaky stuff
Brian Hubble becomes the protector of a fairy in the form of his little neighbour, Sebastian, and discovers his talent for writing while starring in a Squeezee commercial. He also discovers how television makes life appear different to reality.
ISBN 9780759320314
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2005
Tulloch, Richard
No book cover.
6684
Freddy Tangles: Champ or chicken
Freddy Tangles is in trouble with everybody, again. New boy, Hugo, initially very popular, has become a bully and turned Freddy's friends against him. Freddy will have to do something spectacular to prove he's no chicken and win back his friends.
ISBN 9781760110352
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2015
Brand, Jack & Jellett, Tom (ill)
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Freddy Tangles: Legend or loser
Freddy Tangles and his friends are in danger. No one is scarier than the big bully, Sid Malone. Freddy must come up with a plan but this will be difficult because he's even afraid of his little sister.
ISBN 9781760110345
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2015
Brand, Jack & Jellett, Tom (ill)
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Freeze a crowd
A fascinating collection of witty puns, jokes, riddles and visual jokes.
ISBN 9780140564891
Publisher Puffin Australia, 1996
Jennings, Paul & Greenwood, Ted & Denton, Terry
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Frieda, a new Australian
Frieda, her sickly mother and her father travel from Germany to Australia, looking for a better life. Nervous and excited about Adelaide, a drought-stricken town with hordes of flies and barefoot children, Frieda is keen to make friends. But, as the First World War takes hold, the Germans are now seen as the enemy. Rumours begin to circulate that Frieda's father is a spy. Frieda has her own battles to fight. She begins to wonder whether she should change her name and hide all trace of her culture.
ISBN 9781742991146
Series A new Australian (5 books)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2016
Musgrove, Marianne
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Friend for Grace, A
In 1808, Grace and Hannah, are on board the ship, Indispensable, on their way to New South Wales. The girls wonder what their new place will be like. They hear the convict women saying there are giant rats and other strange animals there. When sickness strikes the ship, it seems unlikely that anyone will survive to reach the shores of the new land.
ISBN 9780143305293
Series Our Australian girl series (44 books)
Publisher Puffin Australia, 2011
Laguna, Sofie & Masciullo, Lucia (ill)
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Friendship matchmaker goes undercover, The
Lara's friendship matchmaking days are over, until things get complicated. The playground is in chaos, kids are arguing and crying all over the place and when a recently arrived refugee students starts in Lara's class, the challenge of finding him a friend is too much for her to resist.
ISBN 9781862919488
Publisher Omnibus Books, 2012
Abdel-Fattah, Randa
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Friendship matchmaker, The
At her school, Lara has a mission to help other children make and keep friends. Lara gives advice and rules for friendships, and is even writing a manual about it. When a new girl comes to school, everything starts to unravel. As Lara embarks on a competition to find a best friend for the most difficult client ever, she comes to see the true value and importance of friendship.
ISBN 9781862919204
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2011
Abdel-Fattah, Randa
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Frogkisser
Anya and her older sister Morven are the Princesses of Trallonia. But life is not easy for the royal sisters, especially since their evil step-step-father Duke Rikard has arrived with plans of ruling the kingdom for himself. Worse still, he is a clever and powerful sorcerer whose latest spell has turned Morven's boyfriend Denholm into a frog! While Morven doesn't seem to even care about losing her friend, it's now up to Princess Anya, Ardent the talking royal dog and a magically transformed newt to save both Denholm and the Kingdom from the ambitions of the wicked Duke Rikard. Steeped in fairy tale lore, this book is a celebration of fantasy writing.
ISBN 9781760293512
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2017
Nix, Garth
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41059
Frogs closeup
Frogs go through an amazing transformation during their life cycle and are well adapted to living on land and in water. Take a closer look at these incredible amphibians.
ISBN 9781742033990
Publisher Wild Dog Books, 2016
Hope, Charles
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Frogs of Australia
Highly informative little guide to Australian frogs. Clear and fascinating photography accompanies detailed information. Interesting facts will appeal to frog enthusiasts.
ISBN 9781864363333
Publisher New Holland Australia, 2000
Swan, Gerry
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From little things big things grow
The iconic song by Paul Kelly and Kev Carmody recounts the story of when Vincent Lingiari and other Gurindji workers walked off the Wave Hill cattle station in 1966. What began as a strike over wages and conditions became an eight year long struggle for the return of traditional lands. Illustrated by Gurindji schoolchildren.
ISBN 9780975770887
Publisher One Day Hill Pty Ltd, 2008
Topics / Aboriginal content /
Kelly, P & Carmody, K & Hudson, P (ill) & Kalkaringi School Children (ill)
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Fudge series
Any two books from this series may be read as Challenge books and up to five more can be read as personal choice books. Go to the online booklists for the PRC ID of the individual books in this series.
Series Fudge series (5 books)
Blume, Judy
No book cover.
1813
Fudge-a-mania
Peter finds himself stuck on summer vacation for three whole weeks with little brother, Fudge, and Sheila Tubman. Peter may not like Sheila but Fudge plans to marry her. Maximum embarrassment ensues but with lots of laughs.
ISBN 9780330398138
Series Fudge series (4 of 5)
Publisher MacMillan, 2003
Blume, Judy
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148
Fungus the bogeyman
A strip cartoon book about a miserable Bogeyman called Fungus, his wife Mildew, and son, Mould.
ISBN 9780140542356
Publisher Puffin UK, 1990
Briggs, Raymond
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Funny kid for president
Max is the class clown always making everyone laugh. He is running for class president but has no special talents. As the election draws near, Max with the help of his friend Hugo, tries to run a fair and honest campaign. But there are scandals and sabotage. Max decides that being the funny kid may just help him win.
ISBN 9780733335976
Publisher HarperCollins Children's Books, 2017
Stanton, Matt
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Further chronicles of Avonlea
Filled with warmth, humor, and mystery, these unforgettable stories recreate the enchanting world of Avonlea.
ISBN 9780553213812
Series Anne of Green Gables series (10 of 10)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 1989
Montgomery, L M
No book cover.
1823
Fuzz the famous fly
Fuzz endeavours to cope with the intrusions of stardom.
ISBN 9781862913929
Publisher Omnibus Books, 2002
Rodda, Emily
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39611
Fuzzy mud
Tamaya and Marshall walk to and from school together. But, to avoid Chad, the school bully, they decide to go through the off-limits woods. The next day, Chad doesn't turn up at school. No one knows where he is and Tamaya's arm is covered in a burning, itchy wound. A chain of events follows and, as the authorities and the United States Senate become involved, what they uncover might affect the future of the world.
ISBN 9781408864746
Publisher Bloomsbury, 2015
Sachar, Louis
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