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2336

New
Gallipoli
Dawn approaches on 25 April 1915 and ANZACs Bluey and Dusty sail towards Gallipoli. As their ship gets closer, the two friends hear the noise of battle. Will they be brave enough for what lies ahead of them.
ISBN 9781743621295
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2014
Greenwood, Kerry & White, Annie (ill)
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45651
Game of life, The
When a new girl, Lil, joins the team, Jasper thinks he's found someone as obsessed with soccer as he is. But there's one hitch - Lil's dad is the reason Jasper's dad has lost his job.
ISBN 9781741660661
Series Jasper Zammit series (1 of 3)
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2005
Abela, Deborah & Warren, Johnny
No book cover.
9327
Garden of Empress Cassia, The
Mimi has mysterious and powerful pastels and can draw a garden so beautiful and magical that real people are transported inside it. But, it would be very unfortunate if the ancient pastels were to fall into the wrong hands.
ISBN 9780143300274
Publisher Penguin, 2002
Wang, Gabrielle
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18405
Garden of the purple dragon
In this sequel to Dragonkeeper, Ping is entrusted with raising the young purple dragon, Kai. Kai is the last dragon in the kingdom and Ping learns there are many who want Kai for money or the healing properties of his body parts.
ISBN 9781742030609
Series Dragonkeeper series (2 of 5)
Publisher Black Dog Books, 2008
Wilkinson, Carole
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54724
Gerander trilogy, The: Song of the Winns, The
Alex, Alice and Alistair are triplets who think they are just three ordinary mice until Alistair mysteriously vanishes. Then, Alex and Alice learn a secret about their family, a secret which means Alistair's life is in danger unless they can find him first. So begins a hair-raising journey as Alex and Alice try to outrun enemy agents in a desperate race against time.
ISBN 9780733327865
Series The Gerander trilogy (2 books)
Publisher ABC Books, 2010
Watts, Frances
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13092
Gerander trilogy, The: Spies of Gerander, The
Alex, Alice and Alistair are triplet mice. With their country in danger, Alice and Alex are sent on an undercover mission, right into the heart of enemy territory. Meanwhile, Alistair and his friend, Tibby Rose, set out to rescue Alistair's parents from a remote island prison. But, someone is determined to stop them, someone who knows their every move. It seems there is a traitor.
ISBN 9780733329142
Series The Gerander trilogy (2 of 2)
Publisher ABC Books, 2011
Watts, Frances
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4493
Get a grip, Cooper Jones
Cooper Jones longs for the time when life was simple, when all he needed to worry about was whether to change his undies or make do. Now, his life has become all too complicated. Set against the backdrop of a fiery summer, Cooper needs to realise that sometimes you just need to get a grip.
ISBN 9781921529788
Publisher Walker Books, 2010
Whiting, Sue
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Get real series
Those two bad boys of grade five at Average Primary School, Harry and Jesse, have not so average adventures with their time machine. Any two books from this series may be read as Challenge books; up to five more can be read as personal choice books. Go to the Series lists for individual book titles.
Series Get real series (10 books)
Kettle, Phil & Webb, Melissa (ill)
No book cover.
6549
Ghost and the goggle-box, The
The clean-up of dead Uncle Arnold's Sydney house becomes a weird experience when Roger discovers that the old man is haunting the television set.
ISBN 9780207191497
Publisher HarperCollins Australia, 1997
Ball, Duncan
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Ghost club 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 Ghost club series (3 books)
Abela, Deborah
No book cover.
808
Ghost club: a Transylvanian tale
Ghost trackers Angeline and Edgar are off to their first Ghost Club Convention in Transylvania, where a ghost is causing chaos, even with the most famous of ghost catchers around, Ripley Granger.
ISBN 9781742758534
Series Ghost club series (3 of 3)
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2013
Abela, Deborah
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35226
Ghost club: the haunted school
With the help of Ghost Club, Angeline and Edgar must find out who the ghost at their school is so they can help her but first they have to convince their school principal that kids can be ghost catchers too, and they have to avoid Travis the bully, who is spying on them and causing trouble wherever they go.
ISBN 9781742750835
Series Ghost club series (2 of 3)
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2012
Abela, Deborah
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39329
Ghost club: the new kid
Angeline and Edgar might be kids, but they're also two of Ghost Club's youngest ghost-catchers. Got a problem with a ghost or poltergeist. Angeline and Edgar are the experts to call. A slightly spooky but mostly funny series about the mischief ghosts can make - and the kids who take care of the mess.
ISBN 9781742750804
Series Ghost club series (1 of 3)
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2012
Abela, Deborah
No book cover.
14872
Ghost hunters and the incredibly revolting ghost
Tom's basement is inhabited by Hugo the ghost. The only way to get rid of the ghost in the basement is to remove the incredibly revolting ghost that now inhabits Hugo's house.
ISBN 9781905294121
Publisher Chicken House, 2007
Funke, Cornelia
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6390
Ghost in my suitcase, A
When Celeste travels to China to visit her grandmother, she uncovers an incredible family secret. And with this secret comes danger and adventure. If Celeste is to save her family and friends, she must learn to harness her rare and powerful gift as a ghost-hunter.
ISBN 9780143303794
Publisher Penguin Books Australia, 2009
Wang, Gabrielle
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18541
Ghost of a chance
Ling and her friends find their beach holiday has some mysteries in store. Ling is visited at the same time each night by a girl ghost. When she feels the ghost needs her help, a race begins to solve the ghost's problem. The children soon realise any danger they will face is not with the ghost.
ISBN 9780207200632
Series Clued-up six series (3 books)
Publisher HarperCollins Australia, 2007
Panckridge, Michael & Harvey, Pam
No book cover.
9246
Ghost of Thomas Kempe, The
The ghost of a 17th century sorcerer attempts to recruit James Harrison as his apprentice.
ISBN 9780749707910
Publisher Egmont Childrens, 1992
Lively, Penelope
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54945
Ghostscape
Time is running out for Aisha, the Somali refugee girl, who has found herself transported back to the time of the Blitz in London. Although Aisha is full of fear and horror because she already knows the future of her original school building, she is still compelled to try to save her new friend, Richard, and his aged grandfather, during the terrible bombing of the Second World War.
ISBN 9781845077686
Publisher Frances Lincoln, 2008
Layburn, Joe
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154
Giant devil-dingo, The
The legend of Gaiya, the giant devil-dingo belongs to people from the Cape York Peninsula.
ISBN 9780027778403
Publisher MacMillan, 1975
Roughsey, Dick
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15451
Giant scrub python, The
The giant scrub python is rarely seen by the locals so when Sam and Davey first encounter it, they are terrified but curious. When an illegal animal trader hears about the snake, he is anxious to catch it, even though it is a protected species.
ISBN 9781877073106
Publisher Word Weavers Press, 2003
Baldwin, Grace MacDonald
No book cover.
109689
Giants of the sea
The largest things in the ocean aren't sharks or whales, they're aircraft carriers and submarines. Marvel at what's on board these wonders of the sea. Easy to access information includes unusual or amazing facts, photographs, charts and maps.
ISBN 9780779139897
Series X-zone series (48 books)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2004
Topics / Year 6 easy reads /
Patton, Geoff
No book cover.
52669
Girl from Snowy River, The
It is 1919 and World War I casts its shadow across Australia, particularly for orphaned sixteen-year-old Flinty McAlpine. The man Flinty loves returned from war so changed and distant. Her brother Andy 'gone with cattle', leaving Flinty in charge of their younger brother and sister and with the threat of eviction from the farm she loves. A brumby muster held under the watchful eye of the legendary Clancy of the Overflow offers hope.
ISBN 9780732293109
Publisher Angus & Robertson (HarperCollins), 2012
French, Jackie
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12344
Girl underground
Bridget wants a quiet life, including, if possible, keeping her parents out of prison. A boy called Menzies makes her an offer she can't refuse. They set off on a desperate, daring adventure to rescue two kids from a detention centre in the desert.
ISBN 9780143300465
Publisher Penguin, 2004
Gleitzman, Morris
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50321

New
Girl who brought mischief, The
Ten year old Inge Maria comes to live on a tiny island in Denmark with her grandmother. She is strict and the villagers too think that girls should not run wild or speak too much. Inge tries to fit in but her fun loving mischief and mishaps start to change the way the villagers feel.
ISBN 9780733332005
Publisher ABC Books, 2013
Nannestad, Katrina
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101530
Girls at sea
Move over Diva competition, hello Girls Stuff TV. Mickey Farrell is coming to your screen.
ISBN 9781921167584
Series Diva series (6 of 6)
Publisher Black Dog Books, 2006
Lawson, Sue
No book cover.
101529
Girls' stuff TV
Book 5 in the Diva series. Skye and Mickey discover they are the hosts of a new television program, Girls Stuff TV.
ISBN 9781921167577
Series Diva series (5 of 6)
Publisher Black Dog Books, 2007
Lawson, Sue
No book cover.
4081
Give peas a chance and other funny stories
Fourteen clever, funny tales, featuring a host of crazy characters. While Ginger and her dog organise the ultimate party, Wilton the worm meets Aristotle the nose germ in an unexpected location and Ben tries to save the world by not eating his vegetables.
ISBN 9780143302629
Publisher Penguin Books Australia, 2007
Gleitzman, Morris
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157
Gizmo, The
When a boy steals a Gizmo for a dare, weird things began to happen.
ISBN 9780140370904
Publisher Puffin Australia, 1998
Jennings, Paul
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77417
Glister and the faerie host
Glister is sad - her mother is missing and Christmas just wouldn't be the same without her. Once Glister has ventured into Faerieland in search of her beloved lost mum, very strange things start to happen and her biggest challenge will be finding her way home again. Graphic novel format.
ISBN 9781406320503
Series Glister series (3 of 4)
Publisher Walker Books Australia Pty Ltd, 2010
Topics / Graphic novels /
Watson, Andi
No book cover.
Glister 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 Glister series (4 books)
Watson, Andi
No book cover.
78051
Glister: the family tree
Glister and her father live at Chilblain Hall, home to an orchard with a remarkable collection of trees. It includes the very special Butterworth Tree. It is said that when the Butterworth Tree blooms, a bumper crop of Butterworth relatives, from the past, present and future, will fall. Glister longs to have a big family. Graphic novel format.
ISBN 9781406320510
Series Glister series (4 of 4)
Publisher Walker Books, 2010
Topics / Graphic novels /
Watson, Andi
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28292
Glister: the haunted teapot
Strange things happen around Glister Butterworth. One day, a teapot is delivered to her home and when Glister makes a cup of tea to share with her dad, they find they have uninvited company. An unhappy writer, Phillip Bulwark-Stratton, is haunting the teapot and demanding Glister's help to write on his behalf. Graphic novel format.
ISBN 9781406320480
Series Glister series (1 of 4)
Publisher Walker Books, 2009
Topics / Graphic novels /
Watson, Andi
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32610
Glister: the house hunt
Glister lives in her family home, Chilblain Hall, where the wind squeals through the gaps in the window frames and anything can happen. When the chairman of the village-in-bloom competition insults Chilblain Hall, the house gets in a huff and disappears. Graphic novel format.
ISBN 9781406320497
Series Glister series (2 of 4)
Publisher Walker Books, 2009
Topics / Graphic novels /
Watson, Andi
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33670
Go the distance
Luci and her friends spend a week of their holiday down at Jen and Dave's farm. But they get heaps more than they bargained for.
ISBN 9781876372699
Series Legends (including Anniversary & League of) series (19 books)
Publisher Black Dog Books, 2005
Panckridge, Michael
No book cover.
33688
Goal attack
The Sandhurst netball team are billeted in an old house for the inter-school netball tournament. The stakes are high as Sandhurst plays for Legends points and there are dark secrets hidden in the old house.
ISBN 9781876372514
Series Legends (including Anniversary & League of) series (19 books)
Publisher Black Dog Books, 2004
Panckridge, Michael
No book cover.
28041
Goal-getter
Eddie loves playing football but his coach is always criticising him and the rest of the team don't give him any support. What's worse, his older brother, Matthew, is the best player in the school. But, when Matthew falls ill, the team need a striker to step in at the last moment. At last, this is Eddie's chance to prove himself.
ISBN 9781408122365
Series Colour graffix (4 books)
Publisher A & C Black, 2010
Hardcastle, Michael & Moulder, Bob (ill)
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9372
Goanna jumps high
Students try to win a high jump contest in a zone sports competition but, to do this, their goanna must jump higher than a competing kangaroo. Illustrated by primary pupils.
ISBN 9781875641451
Publisher Magabala Books, 1999
Urandangi State School
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18733
Goat who sailed the world, The
Isaac, twelve, has joined Captain Cook's ship as a master's servant. He's not considered good enough to fetch hay for the goat who provides fresh milk. Over time, a special friendship grows between the goat and Isaac. Some coarse language in context.
ISBN 9780207200779
Publisher Angus & Robertson (HarperCollins), 2006
French, Jackie
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158
God beneath the sea, The
A recreation of Greek legends.
ISBN 9780241139554
Publisher Hamilton, 1997
Garfield, Leon & Blishen, Edward
No book cover.
15143
Gogo fish, the story of the WA state fossil emblem
In 1986, a 375 million year old fossil fish was discovered in Western Australia. This book tells how the Gogo fish fossil was discovered and how a campaign by students at a Perth primary school helped to make it the state's fossil emblem.
ISBN 9781920843083
Publisher Western Australian Museum, 2005
Long, John
No book cover.
134884
Going batty
Bats have always been linked with scary things but they may not be as scary as you think. Take a close look at the world of bats and you'll see that there's a lot more to these fascinating creatures.
ISBN 9781865048772
Series X-zone series (48 books)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2005
Topics / Year 6 easy reads /
Deckert Tempany
No book cover.
83685
Going for broke
Nathan Foley wants more than just a participation award, he wants to be in the book of world records. His hairbrain attempts to break a world record with his two, less than helpful friends, Ronnie and Weasel, are more likely to result in his death by misadventure than great recognition.
ISBN 9781921150616
Series Lightning strikes series (19 books)
Publisher Walker Books, 2008
McKinlay, Meg
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160
Going for kalta: hunting for sleepy lizards at Yalata
Kalta is the Aboriginal word meaning ""sleepy lizard"". In this picture book, the reader is shown how the Yalata community catch and cook kalta.
ISBN 9781864650129
Publisher IAD Press, 2004
Edwards, Yvonne & Day, Brenda
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519
Going places - temporarily unavailable
Series Newspaper (1 of 5)
Various
No book cover.
24088
Going solo
School has changed since I went on 'Diva TV'. Now, even my best friends hang together without me.
ISBN 9781921167201
Series Diva series (3 of 6)
Publisher Black Dog Books, 2006
Lawson, Sue
No book cover.
18393
Gold quest
Trace the journey of a gold mask in Egypt centuries ago. It is melted down to become a prize at the Colosseum, a gift for Queen Elizabeth I, counterfeit coins, a toothpick holder at Versailles, gold buttons on a waistcoat and a necklace in New York.
ISBN 9780340788585
Publisher Hodder Children's Books (Australia), 2005
Biesty, Stephen & Hooper, Meredith (ill)
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41121
Gold, graves and glory: 1850-1880
Between 1850 and 1880, Australia developed from a struggling penal settlement to a sustainable 'free' colony. This informative but fun look at history begins with the arrival of Governor Brisbane, who must make the colony a harsher deterrent for convicts, and ends the year before gold is discovered. The resultant gold rush changed Australia forever.
ISBN 9781865049731
Series Fair dinkum series (4 of 8)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2007
French, Jackie & Sheehan, Peter (ill)
No book cover.
31793
Golden bat
Sensai and the cockroaches have a deadline to meet in eight days. Dreaded Oong, the pirate, is holding Mikko hostage and he will only be released when Sensai rescues and returns Oong's nephew. It's a tight schedule, made even more difficult when Sensai falls foul of a bear.
ISBN 9781921529474
Series Samurai kids series (6 of 6)
Publisher Walker Books, 2011
Fussell, Sandy & Nest James, Rhian (ill)
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3592
Golden door, The
The heroes of Weld leave the walled city to find the source of the monsters attacking their city during the night. When they don't return after one year, young Rye takes it upon himself to find them and he experiences the world outside of Weld.
ISBN 9781862919129
Series Three Doors Trilogy (1 of 3)
Publisher Omnibus Books, 2011
Rodda, Emily
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20550
Golden stranger
When Shara and her friends decide to protest against a wild horse race, it sounds fun, even heroic, but they don't plan on the tangle of heartbreak that follows. The police are on her doorstep, her friend Corey is in hospital and both her beloved horses have been taken from her. Shara will need the whole town on her side before she can put things right.
ISBN 9781742378589
Series Diamond Spirit (4 of 5)
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2012
Wood, Karen
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34144
Goldseekers, The
It is the 1850s on the Australian goldfields. People are caught up in the, often violent, grip of gold fever. Miju and her brother, kidnapped from their homeland, are working to earn their passage home. Racism and robbery make their quest more difficult.
ISBN 9780207200847
Publisher Angus & Robertson (HarperCollins), 2006
Bastian, Greg
No book cover.
162
Good luck to the rider
A story about the adoption of a foal and a girl's first year at boarding school.
ISBN 9780330362740
Publisher Pan MacMillan, 2001
Phipson, Joan
No book cover.
591
Good sports - temporarily unavailable
Series Newspaper (4 of 5)
Various
No book cover.
29436
Gorilla book: born to be wild, The
Gorillas are the world's biggest primate. They are often portrayed as aggressive but are actually shy, peaceful and remarkably intelligent vegetarians.
ISBN 9781742030883
Publisher Black Dog Books, 2009
Litchfield, Carla
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164
Gowie Corby plays chicken
Gowie is not a chicken but spending the night at Cricklepit School, where ghosts are rumoured to roam, is a big dare to accept.
ISBN 9780140313222
Publisher Penguin, 1984
Kemp, Gene
No book cover.
4755
Grace
Eleven year old Grace knows only one world of her mum, dad, twin brothers and the strict religious community they belong to. Her relationship with God is central to her life but Grace is also stubborn, outspoken and independent. When her dad is thrown out of the church for asking questions, Grace is torn between staying in the church and keeping her family together.
ISBN 9780670073900
Publisher Penguin Books Australia, 2009
Gleitzman, Morris
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23951
Grace and Glory
It's 1808 and Grace has arrived at a bark hut on the edge of a river to start her life as a servant. But, even though she tries hard, nothing Grace does for her new master ever seems right, especially if it involves Glory, his beloved horse. When the master goes away and leaves Grace in charge, she is tested when she has to save her mistress from danger.
ISBN 9780143305309
Series Our Australian girl series (41 books)
Publisher Puffin Australia, 2011
Laguna, Sofie & Masciullo, Lucia (ill)
No book cover.
12359
Gracie and the emperor
Gracie has been told many stories about the emperor, Napoleon Bonaparte, who will stop at nothing to rule the world. When the dreaded man comes to the island where Gracie lives, she wants to run away but she has nowhere to go.
ISBN 9780186508880
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2003
Broome, Errol
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9339
Grandad tree, The
An apple tree in the garden represents the changing stages of life. Children play in the tree's shade with their grandad in summer and rake its leaves in autumn. The continuing presence of the tree supports them as they come to accept his death.
ISBN 9780744578751
Publisher Walker Books, 2001
Cooke, Trish & Wilson, Sharon
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166
Grandad's gifts
Shane's curiosity gets the better of him as he must know what is in the forbidden cupboard.
ISBN 9780140548129
Publisher Penguin, 1998
Jennings, Paul & Goldthorpe, Peter (ill)
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167
Grandma Cadbury's water world
Life is never dull with Grandma Cadbury, especially at a beach resort.
ISBN 9780733604720
Series Grandma Cadbury series (4 of 4)
Publisher Hodder & Stoughton, 1997
Bates, Dianne
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12103
Grandma's shoes
When a young girl's grandmother dies, she hears the comment, 'Who will ever step into her shoes?' She finds grandma's shoes and goes on a journey, filled with images of her beloved grandma. Powerfully depicts healing after a loved one's death.
ISBN 9780733611780
Publisher Hodder Headline Australia Pty Ltd, 2000
Hathorn, Libby & Magerl, Caroline (ill)
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15039
Grandpa's angel
Grandpa tells his grandson about his life and guardian angel during a dark period in history. Watercolour illustrations add to this endearing story.
ISBN 9781844280346
Publisher Walker Books, 2005
Topics / Year 5 easy reads /
Bauer, Jutta
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9313
Grave catastrophe, A
An ex-guide dog, now retired, must use all his seeing-eye dog skills to solve the murder of one of the neighbourhood cats. He tells the story of the crime for which he stands accused and which he must solve to be acquitted.
ISBN 9780734404947
Publisher Thomas C Lothian Pty Ltd, 2003
Hilton, Nette
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16458
Great animal search, The
Packed with puzzles and fascinating facts about animals.
ISBN 9780746067178
Publisher Usborne Publishing Ltd, 2005
Young, Caroline & Jackson, Ian (ill)
No book cover.
6341
Great Barrier Reef book: solar powered, The
The Great Barrier Reef is so huge it can be seen from space and the whole thing runs on solar power. The wonders of the Great Barrier Reef and the need to protect it are revealed through beautiful photographs, interesting information and a glossary of terms.
ISBN 9781742030319
Publisher Black Dog Books, 2009
Norman, Mark
No book cover.
44962
Great Britain: everything you ever wanted to know
You will find out fascinating tales about a famous sports ground that started out as a cabbage patch, bog snorkelling and what will happen if you put a stamp bearing the Queen upside down.
ISBN 9781743214169
Series Not-for-parents (5 books)
Publisher Lonely Planet Publications, 2012
Scott, Janine & Rees, Peter
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37135
Great buildings
Throughout history, people have overcome every challenge to create fantastic buildings that have shaped the world. From the ancient pyramids to the tallest skyscraper, each building has its own history, unique features, brilliant architects and builders. Timelines show other buildings being constructed at the time and how they reflected the societies in which they were designed and built.
ISBN 9781847800367
Publisher Frances Lincoln, 2011
Clements, Gilllian
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5732
Great castle search, The
Through challenging puzzles, find out how people lived in castles, and the tournaments and battles that occurred. Each double page spread covers a different aspect of castle life and is crammed full of things for you to find.
ISBN 9780746057537
Series Usborne great searches (6 books)
Publisher Usborne Publishing Ltd, 2004
Topics / Year 5 easy reads /
Bingham, Jane
No book cover.
170
Great deeds of heroic women, The
This book profiles eighteen women through the ages.
ISBN 9780872263482
Saxby, Maurice
No book cover.
171
Great deeds of superheroes, The
A collection of exciting stories of heroic deeds through the ages.
ISBN 9780855749859
Publisher Millennium Press, 1993
Saxby, Maurice
No book cover.
35742
Great dinosaur search, The
Search the beautiful illustrations for giant insects or for dinosaurs who lived in the shallow seas or in the dusty deserts. Includes dinosaur facts and interesting illustrations showing the ancestors of some animals that we see today.
ISBN 9780746067734
Series Usborne great searches (6 books)
Publisher Usborne Publishing Ltd, 2005
Topics / Year 5 easy reads /
Heywood, Rosie
No book cover.
2014
Great escape from city zoo, The
An anteater, elephant, turtle and flamingo break out of the City Zoo and, disguised, manage to blend in for a time and enjoy their freedom in the city. Sepia drawings are a highlight of this escape adventure.
ISBN 9780207196089
Publisher HarperCollins Australia, 1997
Riddle, Tohby
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109690
Great escapes
Discover some exciting stories about great escapes that became great adventures. And, it's not only about humans who escape. Easy to access information includes unusual or amazing facts, photographs, charts and maps.
ISBN 9781865047621
Series X-zone series (48 books)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2004
Topics / Year 6 easy reads /
Harris, David
No book cover.
172
Great Gilly Hopkins, The
Gilly is a foster child who lives in the hope that her beautiful mother will come and claim her.
ISBN 9780064402019
Publisher HarperTrophy, 2003
Paterson, Katherine
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35797
Great history search, The
Each double page of this book comprises an illustrated scene from a different period of history, crammed with people and events. The fun comes in finding the people, animals and objects in the scene. Smaller pictures around the edges show the things to be spotted and captions give more information.
ISBN 9780746067185
Series Usborne great searches (6 books)
Publisher Usborne Publishing Ltd, 2005
Topics / Year 5 easy reads /
Khanduri, Kamini
No book cover.
12956
Great Montefiasco, The
The Great Montefiasco never gets anything right. When he meets `The Fabulous Betty' things still go wrong but sometimes two wrongs do make a right. Inspiration and hope for all the lonely people.
ISBN 9780734406149
Publisher Thomas C Lothian Pty Ltd, 2004
Thompson, Colin & Redlich, Ben (ill)
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10949
Great plague, a London girl's diary 1665-1666, The
It is 1665 and the Great Plague is spreading. Thirteen year old Alice Paynton wants to return to London, to the happy life she had there, raised by her father and her Aunt Nell in the time of King Charles II. Her girlhood days turn to fear and horror as the sickness strikes, and Alice's account includes the story of the bubonic plague and the Great Fire of London in 1666.
ISBN 9781407104782
Series My story (16 books)
Publisher Scholastic UK, 2008
Oldfield, Pamela
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48474
Great planet earth search
Search through this book to explore the planets.
ISBN 9780746060520
Series Usborne great searches (6 books)
Publisher Usborne Publishing Ltd, 2005
Topics / Year 5 easy reads /
Helbrough, Emma
No book cover.
17826
Great prehistoric search, The
This puzzle book explores life on Earth millions of years ago and the many different plants and animals that inhabited it. Every double page spread is packed with extraordinary detail and objects to spot, including intriguing prehistoric creatures from the most fearsome of dinosaurs to the tiniest of insects.
ISBN 9780746071458
Series Usborne great searches (6 books)
Publisher Usborne Publishing Ltd, 2006
Topics / Year 5 easy reads /
Bingham, Jane & Jackson, Ian (ill)
No book cover.
24305
Great shave, The
Stix and his mates think it's a great idea to temporarily dye their hair green when they go to watch their favourite band, the Screaming Greenie Meanies. But, after the concert, the green will just not wash out. When school goes back and the principal insists the green hair has to go, Stix discovers there is something even worse than green hair.
ISBN 9781921150609
Series Lightning strikes series (19 books)
Publisher Walker Books, 2008
Scott, Clare
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22461
Great space race, The
Captain Eric 'Ace' Crankshaw and his robot monkey, Barry, enter a race into space so that Eric's family can be debt free with the ten million dollars in prize money. But, musician Eric ends up having to attempt to save the world instead.
ISBN 9781406309379
Publisher Walker Books, 2010
Mowll, Joshua
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14293
Great switcheroo, The
Best friends Ray, Matty and Lurch are planning their best-ever prank to swap all their neighbours' pets. They think they will be legends but their efforts backfire.
ISBN 9780143302568
Series Aussie bites (84 books)
Publisher Puffin Australia, 2007
Fusillo, Archimede & Vane, Mitch (ill)
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1966
Great undersea search, The
Through these challenging puzzles, find out about the many weird and wonderful creatures living in the sea. Each double page spread is crammed full of interesting facts and things for you to find.
ISBN 9780746070550
Series Usborne great searches (6 books)
Publisher Usborne Publishing Ltd, 2005
Topics / Year 5 easy reads /
Needham, Kate & Jackson, Ian (ill)
No book cover.
59509
Greek myths
Eight Greek myths are retold in colourful, comic strip style. Read about Theseus, conqueror of the dreaded Minotaur; the mighty Heracles and his twelve tasks; the tragic lovers, Orpheus and Eurydice; Perseus, the Gorgon-slayer; the musician Arion and his rescue by the dolphins; Pandora and her little box of horrors; the feather-clad fliers, Daedalus and Icarus; and the weaving contest between Ariachne and the goddess Athene.
ISBN 9781406303476
Publisher Walker Books, 2006
Williams, Marcia
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173
Greek myths for young children
A comic book style is used to retell Greek myths for children.
ISBN 9780744530759
Publisher Walker Books, 1994
Williams, Marcia
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51544
Greener pastures
When Shelby's new friend Olivia tells her about a horse that she got for free, Shelby knows it's too good to be true and wonders what secret price Olivia will have to pay.
ISBN 9781741662269
Series For sale or swap series (5 of 5)
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2008
Brugman, Alyssa
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Grim and grimmer 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 Grim and grimmer series (3 books)
Irvine, Ian
No book cover.
15559
Grim and grimmer: the desperate dwarf
Mellie has stolen the unluckiest charm in Wychwold and can't get rid of it. Pook, who has an insane plan to rescue the Collected children, is demanding Ike's help. The demons are after Ike's innards and the Fey Queen is coming to tear his worst nightmare out of him. Only Ike can save Grimmery now. But first he has to win a contest with a lying, cheating scoundrel-the desperate dwarf, Con Glomryt.
ISBN 9781862918603
Series Grim and grimmer series (3 of 3)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2011
Irvine, Ian
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37724
Grim and grimmer: the grasping goblin
The Nightmare Queen has hidden the Book of Grimmery. Without it, Grimmery will fall and its people will become slaves. To find the book, Ike and Mellie need a goblin spell from the forbidden land of Gobbeloon. To get the spell, Ike must give up his enchanted pen. He has to defeat the queen, outwit the wily, treacherous goblins and escape with both the counter-spell and the pen.
ISBN 9781862918597
Series Grim and grimmer series (2 of 3)
Publisher Omnibus Books, 2010
Irvine, Ian
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31245
Grim and grimmer: the headless highwayman
If Ike had stayed home that Tuesday, he would not have betrayed a princess or robbed a murderous queen. He would not have been tied to an insane imp desperate to eat his liver. He certainly would not have floated across a strange land on an impossible rescue mission, powered by exploding manure. Nor would he have tried to escape via that disastrous troll door. He still has to escape the Nightmare Queen.
ISBN 9781862918580
Series Grim and grimmer series (1 of 3)
Publisher Omnibus Books, 2010
Irvine, Ian
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28111
Grim crims & convicts: 1788-1822
Eleven ships, with over one thousand people, travelled twenty five thousand kilometres to the other side of the world to build a new colony. They didn't know what they would find and most of them certainly didn't know how much hardship they would suffer. This is the story of the governor, the soldiers, the local Indigenous people, the convicts and a handful of wives and children in the first years of Sydney, Australia.
ISBN 9781741693140
Series Fair dinkum series (2 of 8)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2009
French, Jackie & Sheehan, Peter (ill)
No book cover.
8655
Grim grotto, The
On their way to find the last safe place, the Baudelaire's encounter Count Olaf, his henchmen and the Medusoid Mycelium, a deadly fungus.
ISBN 9780064410144
Series Series of unfortunate events (11 of 13)
Publisher HarperCollins US, 2004
Snicket, Lemony
No book cover.
40640
Grimsdon
A group of children, led by the gutsy Isabella and inventive Griffin, are eking out a living in Grimsdon, a flooded city, abandoned due to rising sea levels. When newcomer Xavier arrives, events are set in motion from which none of them emerge unchanged.
ISBN 9781741663723
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2010
Abela, Deborah
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Grimstones, The
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 Grimstones, The (3 books)
Asphyxia
No book cover.
175
Grinny
Tim, Beth and Mac suspect that Great Aunt Emma, Grinny, isn't what she pretends to be.
ISBN 9780003300208
Publisher HarperCollins Australia, 1984
Fisk, Nicholas
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25879
Grizzly trap
Sam Fox is on a cub scout trip to North America when their bus crashes down a canyon. Some of the group are seriously injured so Sam and two cubs set off to find help. But, Sam is thousands of kilometres from home, in the middle of the American wilderness. A wilderness full of howling wolves and a massive, unpredictable grizzly bear that's following them.
ISBN 9780143303718
Series Extreme adventures series (9 of 11)
Publisher Penguin Books Australia, 2009
D'Ath, Justin
No book cover.
9311
Grommet saves the world
Grommet is a thirteen year old troublemaker who gets a job as an undercover agent at a fun park trying to catch a saboteur. He survives a terrifying ordeal suspended upside down from a stopped rollercoaster, and other misadventures.
ISBN 9780143300540
Series Aussie chomps (17 books)
Publisher Puffin Australia, 2003
Moloney, James
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9262
Groovy Greek hero raps
Heracles and Theseus are the subjects of humorous poems.
ISBN 9781841218076
Publisher Watts Publishing Group, 2002
Mitton, Tony
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15127
Guess who's coming for dinner
Horace Pork-Fowler's diary reveals an interesting invitation to Eatem Hall, the very strange abode of Dr Hunter. It appears to be an innocent weekend but it becomes doubtful that Horace and his lovely wife will survive.
ISBN 9781840116281
Publisher Templar Publishing, 2004
Kelly, John & Tincknell, Cathy
No book cover.
1216

New
Guinea pig town and other animal poems
With sections on birds, Australian animals, pets, marine animals, farm animals, 'creepy crawly' ones and those in the wild, here is a huge variety of subject matter in many poetic forms including haiku, rhyming and non-rhyming verse using language to create wonderful word pictures for all who love animals as well as those who don't.
ISBN 9781922077424
Publisher Walker Books, 2013
Marwood, Lorraine & Daoud, Amy (ill)
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8119
Gymnastics
Shannon Miller tells you how she became a champion gymnast. With the help of dynamic photographs, young gymnasts give tips and reveal the secrets of their skills and agilities.
ISBN 9780751327991
Publisher Dorling Kindersley, 2000
Jackman, Joan
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8423
Gypsy magic
To solve a local robbery, three children become detectives with the assistance of some gypsy magic.
ISBN 9781862915145
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2002
Simons, Moya
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