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Galax-Arena
A gripping read that tells the tale of children kidnapped and forced to become participants in a bizarre circus.
ISBN 9780141310244
Publisher Puffin Australia, 2001
Rubinstein, Gillian
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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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Gallipoli story, The
At Gallipoli, in 1915, the courageous ANZACs faced the brave Turks in the First World War. Instead of adventure and glory, they meet the sheer brutality of war. Emotional quotes about separation from family, harrowing experiences and loss of friends.
ISBN 9780143001430
Publisher Penguin, 2003
Carlyon, Patrick
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Gallipoli: The landing
In graphic novel format, the truth about the assault on Gallipoli in 1915 is revealed. Rather than being a botched attack, planned by indifferent British generals, the Gallipoli campaign was carefully thought out and included an amphibious attack on the beach by ANZAC officers.
ISBN 9781742231570
Publisher NewSouth Publishing, 2014
Dolan, Hugh & Gardiner, Mal
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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.
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Game of the goose, The
Three children pool their resources to buy a strange looking board game. As they begin the game, each child disappears inside it.
ISBN 9780670894383
Publisher Penguin, 2000
Dubosarsky, Ursula
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Game theory
Jamie is a sixteen year old maths whiz. His wild, older sister, Summerlee, has dropped out of school. Tensions at home run high. With Jamie's help, Summerlee wins millions in a lottery and cuts all ties with the family. But, money can cause big trouble. When their younger sister is kidnapped for a ransom, Jamie thinks he can use game theory, the strategy of predicting an opponent's actions, to outfox the kidnapper and get Phoebe back. It's a very risky strategy. Mature themes and language. Usually read by students in Years 9, 10 or above.
ISBN 9781760290153
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2016
Jonsberg, Barry
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Gamers' quest
Inhabitants of a video game world, Tark and Zyra, are plunged into adventures involving dragons, princelings, magic, robots and laser weapons. Outside, as teenagers John and Tina, their lives are almost as exciting as they must help to save their world.
ISBN 9781876462864
Publisher Ford Street Publishing, 2009
Ivanoff, George
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Ganesh
A boy tries to fit into American society after he has grown up in India. The story concerns the death of a parent and details a traditional Indian cremation.
ISBN 9780690041033
Publisher HarperCollins Australia, 1981
Bosse, Malcolm J
No book cover.
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Gangsta Granny
Ben is bored beyond belief after he is made to stay at his Grandma's house. She's the boringest Grandma ever. All she wants to do is to play Scrabble and eat cabbage soup. But, there are two things that Ben doesn't know about his Grandma. They involve an international jewel thief and stealing the Crown Jewels.
ISBN 9780007371440
Publisher HarperCollins Children's Books, 2011
Walliams, David
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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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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 6)
Publisher Black Dog Books, 2008
Wilkinson, Carole
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Gatekeeper series
Any two books from this series may be read as Challenge books; up to five more can be read as personal choice books. Go to the Series lists for individual book titles.
Series Gatekeeper series (4 books)
Blackburn, Richard
No book cover.
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Gatekeeper, The
While visiting Stonehenge, a young woman accidentally falls back in time to the year 1347. She becomes actively involved in the life of the people, trying to change things for the better leading to trouble and adventure. Also published as 'The guardian of the gate'.
ISBN 9781921118548
Series Gatekeeper series (1 of 4)
Publisher Zeus Publications, 2006
Blackburn, Richard
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Geis: A matter of life & death
The great chief matriarch is dying and has no heir. Drawing her last breath, she gives a final decree that, upon her death, there will be a contest to decide the one truly worthy to rule in her place. The rich, the strong, the wise and the powerful put forward their names in the hope of being chosen. When the night comes, only fifty souls are summoned. Fifty souls bound to the same fate. But, this is no ordinary trial. And, so begins the first task. Graphic novel.
ISBN 9781910620038
Publisher Nobrow, 2016
Topics / Graphic novels /
Deacon, Alexis
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Gemina: Illuminae Files, The
Hanna, the commander's pampered daughter, and Nik, the reluctant member of a crime family, are struggling with life aboard the space station. When an elite strike team invades, Hanna and Nik are thrown together to defend their home from alien predators. And, there's a malfunction in the station's wormhole. Soon, Hanna and Nik are fighting to survive. The fate of everyone on the Hypatia, and possibly in the known universe, is in their hands. Sequel to The Illuminae. Mature read. Usually read by Years 9, 10 or above.
ISBN 9781925266573
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2016
Kaufman, Amie & Kristoff, Jay
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Genius: a photobiography of Albert Einstein
Trace the journey of genius Albert Einstein, from his birth, through his schooling, his research and going to America. Find out about his major scientific discoveries including his theory of relativity, which won him the Nobel Prize.
ISBN 9781426302947
Publisher Myriad Books Limited, 2005
Topics / STEM /
Ferguson Delano, Marfe
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Gentleman Jim
Jim Bloggs, a lavatory assistant, is dissatisfied with his life and wishes to rise above his station, if only he had more education. Encouraged by his wife, Hilda, he explores options such as being a cowboy. He finally settles on being a highwayman but not everyone sees his trusty steed, and his quest to rob the rich and give to the poor, in a positive light.
ISBN 9780224085243
Publisher Jonathan Cape, 2008
Topics / Graphic novels /
Briggs, Raymond
No book cover.
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George
When people look at George, they think they see a boy. But, George knows she's a girl. She secretly calls herself Melissa and loves to read her hidden stash of magazines, with ads for lipstick and perfume. George desperately wants to win the role of Charlotte in her class's production of Charlotte's Web so that her mum will finally see her as a girl, and accept that she's transgender. With the help of her best friend, Kelly, George comes up with a plan, not just to be Charlotte but to let everyone know who she is, once and for all.
ISBN 9780545812542
Publisher Scholastic US, 2015
Gino, Alex
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George and the Big Bang
Eric is involved with a big experiment in Switzerland, looking to explore the earliest moment of the universe. But, there is a group of people who don't think this experiment should go ahead and are planning to sabotage the Grand Switch-on. Will they suceed? Whose side is Reeper on this time? And why does he want to speak to Annie and George so desperately?
ISBN 9780385615532
Series George's secret key to the universe series (3 of 3)
Publisher Doubleday, 2012
Hawking, Lucy & Stephen
No book cover.
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George Washington: an American life
He was the first President of the brand-new United States. This biography covers both the personal and the private, during Washington's Virginia childhood, through his days as a soldier and general and his inauguration. It reveals his views on governmental power and the abolition of slavery, and separates fascinating truth from well-worn legend.
ISBN 9781402735462
Series Sterling biographies series (21 of 29)
Publisher Sterling Publishing Co, 2007
Calkhoven, Laurie
No book cover.
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George's cosmic treasure hunt
Annie, aided by the research of her father, Eric (factual essays by Professor Stephen Hawking) and a computer genius, Emmett, travels to the edge of the galaxy. She is collecting a series of treasure hunt clues to unravel a mystery, which has been instigated by supposed alien interference of a robot probe on Mars.
ISBN 9780385613828
Series George's secret key to the universe series (2 of 3)
Publisher Doubleday, 2009
Hawking, Lucy & Stephen
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George's secret key to the Universe
When George's pet pig breaks through the fence into the garden next door, George meets his new neighbours, Annie and her scientist father, Eric. George discovers a secret key that opens up a whole new way of looking at the world, from outer space.
ISBN 9780552559584
Series George's secret key to the universe series (1 of 3)
Publisher Corgi Books, 2008
Hawking, Lucy & Stephen
No book cover.
George's secret key to the universe 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 George's secret key to the universe series (3 books)
Hawking, Lucy & Stephen
No book cover.
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Gerander series, The: Secret of Zanzibar, The
Time is running out as Queen Eugenia prepares to crown herself as absolute ruler of Greater Gerander. Alistair and Tibby Rose travel on a daring mission into dangerous territory to stop her. Alice and Alex risk their lives by returning to the enemy stronghold. They must act now to restore Zanzibar to the throne or lose their homeland forever. But, Zanzibar has a secret and it may cost Alistair his life.
ISBN 9780733330650
Series The Gerander trilogy series (3 of 3)
Publisher ABC Books, 2015
Watts, Frances
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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 series (1 of 3)
Publisher ABC Books, 2010
Watts, Frances
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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 series (2 of 3)
Publisher ABC Books, 2011
Watts, Frances
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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 coding
In this fun guide to coding for beginners, learn how to develop real coding skills by following step by step instructions and completing six exciting missions. Code your own website, app and game, and learn html, CSS and JavaScript.
ISBN 9781406366846
Publisher Walker Books, 2016
Topics / STEM /
Whitney, David & Beedie, Duncan (ill)
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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.
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Getting of wisdom, The
In this classic story, a young girl is exploring how to lead the life she wishes while she is expected to conform in a Melbourne, all girls' school of the 1880s.
ISBN 9781876485955
Publisher Text Publishing Co, 2001
Richardson, Henry Handel
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Getting started with coding
When you're ready to add coding to your creativity toolbox, this book introduces you to simple coding concepts that allow you to create a computer game, simulation and design tool.
ISBN 9781119177173
Series Dummies Junior series (12 books)
Publisher John Wiley & Sons Australia Ltd, 2015
Topics / STEM /
McCue, Camille
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Getting started with Electronics
If you're curious about what goes on inside computers, phones, televisions and other electronic devices, you will enjoy creating electronics projects using basic materials that can easily be found. Use clips, switches, resistors and capacitors to create circuits that control light and sound. Build a nifty LED flashlight to tune in to a local radio station, using a homemade tuner.
ISBN 9781119313809
Series Dummies Junior series (12 books)
Publisher John Wiley & Sons Australia Ltd, 2016
Topics / STEM /
Shamieh, Cathleen
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Getting started with Engineering
If you love tinkering then you'll have fun with these easy-to-complete projects, designed to broaden your understanding of basic engineering principles, challenge your problem-solving skills and sharpen your creativity.
ISBN 9781119291220
Series Dummies Junior series (12 books)
Publisher John Wiley & Sons Australia Ltd, 2016
Topics / STEM /
McCue, Camille
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Getting started with Raspberry Pi
If you want to learn how computers work, this book introduces you to the world of computing with the Raspberry Pi, the small, inexpensive and super-cool microcomputer that teaches real tech skills. Use the Pi to create things while learning all about computers, from the inside out. Create music, using Sonic Pi to record your own songs. Combine Python and Minecraft to programme your own video game world.
ISBN 9781119262657
Series Dummies Junior series (12 books)
Publisher John Wiley & Sons Australia Ltd, 2016
Topics / STEM /
Wentk, Richard
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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 boy
Froggy traces his family history with the ghostly help of Tad, who perished in the smallpox epidemic of 1881.
ISBN 9781740519892
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2004
Pulman, Felicity
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Ghost by the billabong, The
When seventeen year old Jed Kelly turns up at Drinkwater Station, claiming to be the great-granddaughter of Matilda Thompson's dying husband, she has no evidence and won't even reveal her real name. Badly-wounded Vietnam War veteran, Nicholas, is haunted by ghosts and his changed life. As Jed settles in to life on the Station, she feels part of a real family for the first time. Her secrets remain hidden, for now. Set during the turbulence of the late 1960s, a time of hippies, anti-war demonstrations and Australia's vital role in the unforgettable first moon walk.
ISBN 9780732295295
Series Matilda saga series (5 books)
Publisher Angus & Robertson (HarperCollins), 2015
French, Jackie
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Ghost byte
Brendan finds himself accompanied by a ghost who communicates through his computer, further complicating his adolescent life.
ISBN 9780091829407
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2000
Larkin, John
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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.
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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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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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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.
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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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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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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
Publisher HarperCollins Australia, 2007
Panckridge, Michael & Harvey, Pam
No book cover.
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Ghost of a chance, A
Ann-Marie has to move to rural England and leave her dog, Maudie, behind. As she frets for her dog, Ann -Marie becomes involved with a ghostly story involving a sad child, separated from her dog too.
ISBN 9780140387957
Publisher Penguin, 1992
Hilton, Nette
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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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Ghost's child, The
This is the life story of Matilda. Her isolated childhood and her quest with her father to find the most beautiful thing in the world; her unusual marriage to Feather, part sprite part wild man, that promised true happiness and the loss that she suffered when she had to let him go. This book is part enchanting fable and part love story.
ISBN 9780670029457
Publisher Viking Children's, 2007
Hartnett, Sonya
No book cover.
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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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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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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.
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Giant's necklace, The
It's the final day of the holidays, and Cherry resolves to collect the last few shells she needs to complete her necklace. She's determined it will be fit for a giant. Then the clouds roll in and the sea becomes a writhing grey monster and Cherry is cut off from the shore. The only way to escape is through an old tin mine deep in the rocks, which hides a ghostly secret of those who have gone before.
ISBN 9781406357127
Publisher Walker Books, 2016
Morpurgo, Michael & Smith, Briony May (ill)
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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.
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Giants, trolls, witches, beasts: Ten tales from deep, dark woods
Some fairy tales are about fairies, others are about unicorns, but there's none of those in this book. This beautifully illustrated graphic novel brings together fairy tales of the darker, scarier kind from all corners of the world. Full of monsters, trolls and witches these retellings will enchant those new to the tales and delight returning readers with its full colour pages and lively re-crafting of these classic stories.
ISBN 9781760113261
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2017
Topics / Graphic novels /
Phillips, Craig
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Gift horse, The
The story of a girl and a horse. Callie has always wanted a pony of her own, when she is asked to look after Oscar she is delighted. But Oscar bites and kicks and is difficult to ride. Then, one day Callie meets Sarah who knows all about horses.
ISBN 9781862914704
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2001
Elks, Wendy
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Gifts
Orrec discovers he has inherited a power that he cannot control. It is the gift of undoing. His best friend Gry has the gift of calling animals. This is a story of friendship and problem-solving in an exciting and imaginary land.
ISBN 9781842551073
Publisher Orion, 2004
Le Guin, Ursula
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Gigantic book of genes, The
Look at the people in your family, do they all look similar? How closely are you related to your cousins, a chimpanzee and a banana? Whose fault is it that you cannot roll your tongue? Find out in the Gigantic book of genes.
ISBN 9781742034102
Publisher Wild Dog Books, 2016
Topics / STEM /
Hendry, Lorna
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Gil's quest
Gilgamesh's story retold by Gil, himself, is a gripping blend of narrative, fantasy, history and myth, dating from around 2000 BC. It follows his quest for everlasting life which pits him against Enki the Shag and takes him to the end of the world.
ISBN 9780864615527
Publisher Koala Books, 2003
Morgan, Damian & Whatley, Bruce (ill)
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Gilbert's ghost train
Is Gilbert real or a ghost? Martin doesn't much care - at least he is helping to distract his brother from his illness.
ISBN 9781865044590
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2002
Metzenthen, David
No book cover.
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Gimlet eye, The
Much has changed in the sky-city of Quentaris. With the Archon dead, dark forces have come into play. New faces are appearing, familiar ones vanishing, and the horrid Florian has claimed the throne. Then, as Quentaris slips quietly through a vortex into the watery world of the Yarka, Tab Vidler and her friends suddenly realise they are the city's only hope.
ISBN 9781876462772
Series Quentaris chronicles series (3 of 28)
Publisher Ford Street Publishing, 2009
Roy, James
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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
Series Matilda saga series (5 books)
Publisher Angus & Robertson (HarperCollins), 2012
French, Jackie
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Girl from the Great Sandy Desert, The
Twenty short stories that tell the story of Mana, a young Walmajarri girl growing up in the Great Sandy Desert. The harshness of the landscape, the importance of water, how hunting was carried out, the complexity of family relationships and the obligations of kinship are captured at a time before European settlement dramatically changed the traditional way of life. Includes a Walmajarri pronunciation guide and language glossary.
ISBN 9781922142054
Publisher Magabala Books, 2015
Chuguna, Jukuna Mona & Lowe, Pat & Street, Mervyn (ill)
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Girl from the sea, The
An intriguing summer adventure where thirteen year old Beau meets wild, irrepressible Lelee, a girl from the sea. Together with Beau's younger sister, they search in their boat for a box believed to contain a fortune, but smugglers are looking too.
ISBN 9780143001126
Publisher Penguin, 2002
Aldridge, James
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Girl hearts girl
Lucy always knew that her idea of Prince Charming was different to that of other girls. And then she meets Kaelyn online and everything starts to make sense. Maybe her Prince Charming is a girl. An inspiring and uplifting memoir about falling in love and finding yourself.
ISBN 9781407154152
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2016
Sutcliffe, Lucy
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Girl like me, A
In a Victorian farming community, Emmie's mother takes on Bertha to help with the chores and the two girls become friends. Emmie discovers Bertha's terrible secrets and their lives intertwine. Based on true events and containing adult themes. Usually read by students in Years 9, 10 and above.
ISBN 9780143011484
Publisher Penguin Books Australia, 2010
Matthews, Penny
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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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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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Girl who rode the wind, The
Twelve-year-old Lola is desperate to become a jockey. And when her grandmother takes her to Italy for the summer, it seems like those dreams are coming true. The ultimate street race, the Palio, awaits her! But as Lola learns more about the Palio, she discovers dark family secrets that has hung over their name ever since the Second World War. Can Lola prove herself against the toughest of riders? And can she heal the heartbreak that has haunted her family all these years?
ISBN 9780008124311
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, UK, 2016
Gregg, Stacy
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Girl with no name, The
Matthew sets off alone to find Aboriginal rock paintings that he knows are hidden in Goanna Gorge. When Matthew realises he is lost, the strange, wild country seems to mock him with its secrets until he meets the girl with no name.
ISBN 9780140369533
Publisher Penguin, 1994
Lowe, Pat
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Girls are best
For as long as history has been recorded, girls haven't had much of a look in amongst all the great men we remember. But that doesn't mean they weren't there. And it doesn't mean that they didn't achieve great things, come up with wonderful inventions or win battles. Read the history of her-story.
ISBN 9780385615242
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2008
Toksvig, Sandi
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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
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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
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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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Giver, The
A futuristic story about Jonas' world in which no-one can have an independent thought.
ISBN 9780007141425
Publisher HarperCollins US, 2003
Lowry, Lois
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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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Glass collector, The
In Cairo, fifteen year old Aaron makes a living gathering garbage. But, Aaron has dreams of a better life, which includes Rachel who looks after the ponies that pull the stinking garbage carts. Aaron's skill at sorting glass is the only thing that keeps him alive. His mother is dead and his stepfather and stepbrother bully him. Aaron makes a choice that changes his life. Usually read by students in Years 9,10 or above.
ISBN 9780732291532
Publisher Angus & Robertson (HarperCollins), 2011
Perera, Anna
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Glass sword
Mare Barrow has Silver ability, the power to control lightning. As she makes her escape from Maven, the prince and friend who betrayed her, Mare discovers she is not the only one of her kind. Pursued by Maven, Mare sets out to recruit other Red-and-Silver fighters to join in the struggle against her oppressors. But, Mare finds herself on a deadly path, at risk of becoming the kind of monster she is trying to defeat. Sequel to The red queen. Usually read by students in Years 9, 10 or above.
ISBN 9781409159353
Publisher Orion, 2016
Aveyard, Victoria
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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
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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
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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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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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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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Glory garage, The
A collection of stories about young women's experiences and dilemmas growing up as Lebanese Muslims in Australia. Humorous and empathetic insight into one of our diverse cultural groups, explaining customs and breaking down stereotypes.
ISBN 9781741146493
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2005
Jamal, Nadia & Chandab, Taghred
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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
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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.
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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 series (4 books)
Publisher A & C Black, 2010
Hardcastle, Michael & Moulder, Bob (ill)
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Goal: how football conquered the world
Football can be traced to ancient times. Read how the rules have changed, when football was banned and where football was played. The index will help you find when world cups were held and who played and about FIFA and famous players.
ISBN 9781742031576
Publisher Black Dog Books, 2010
Chambers, Catherine
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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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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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Goblin mafia wars: Wanted dead or deader
Goblin Mafia Wars is action packed, monster filled adventure that will have you hooked from the opening pages. You will laugh and you will squirm as the race to save the world's last dragon's eggs and halt a full blown goblin war gets under way. Can the dragons be saved? And will earth be spared?
ISBN 9781925272208
Publisher Ford Street Publishing, 2016
Green,D C
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Goblins & ghosties: Stories of darkness from around the world
If you like stories that are a bit dark and creepy or make you jump when things go bump in the night then this is the book for you. Filled with traditional tales from around the world about ghosts and ghouls, the biggest problem might be getting to sleep after reading them. Including twenty-five tales about vampires, demon dogs, ghosts, brownies werewolves and much more this is a great book for all lovers of fairy tales, folk tales, and ghost stories and for those who just love the scary stuff!
ISBN 9781472913692
Publisher Bloomsbury, 2015
Pearson, Maggie
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God beneath the sea, The
A recreation of Greek legends.
ISBN 9780241139554
Publisher Hamilton, 1997
Garfield, Leon & Blishen, Edward
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Godwits, The
A boy in China is waiting. The godwits will soon land on his favourite beach. But things are changing and there are plans to build houses on this very beach. Wei is determined this will not happen. A new leader has been chosen to lead the godwits from Australia to Wei's beach. Will the birds make it and will the beach still be there. A book about one brave bird and one heroic boy.
ISBN 9780994611802
Publisher Bullawai Books, 2016
Pickworth, Bruce & Robertson, Lorraine (ill)
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Goggle-eyes
Kitty hates her mum's boyfriend, whom she calls Goggle-eyes. Yet, when he leaves, Kitty finds that she misses him.
ISBN 9780141307541
Publisher Penguin Books Ltd, UK, 2001
Fine, Anne
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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
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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
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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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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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Going places - temporarily unavailable
Series Newspaper (1 of 5)
Various
No book cover.
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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.
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Gold
Australia's gold rushes of the nineteenth century produced tremendous wealth and population growth for the struggling Australian colonies. People from all walks of life made the perilous journey to the goldfields, returning either fabulously wealthy or demoralised and broke. It was a time of huge political, social and cultural change. Includes diaries, journals, letters, official reports, newspaper articles of the time. A challenging read. Usually read by students in Years 9,10 or above.
ISBN 9781741669251
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2010
Hill, David
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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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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)
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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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Golden day, The
Eleven little school girls are taken on an unexpected field trip to the gardens and they meet a poet. What follows is inexplicable and a shocking scandal. Will they tell what they know.
ISBN 9781742374710
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2011
Dubosarsky, Ursula
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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 The three doors trilogy series (1 of 3)
Publisher Omnibus Books, 2011
Rodda, Emily
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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 series (4 of 5)
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2012
Wood, Karen
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Goldenhand
Lirael is no longer a shy Second Assistant Librarian, she's now the Abhorsen-in-Waiting, with a new hand, one of gilded steel and Charter Magic. When she discovers Nicholas Sayre lying unconscious, she uses her powers to save him. But the attack has left Nicholas tainted with Free Magic, so together they embark on a dangerous journey to seek help at Lirael's childhood home, the Clayr's Glacier. Ferin, a young woman from the distant North, is travelling to meet them, bearing a warning from Lirael's long-dead mother about the Witch With No Face. But who is the Witch, and what is she planning? Lirael must save the Old Kingdom from this great danger- and it must be forestalled not only in the living world but also in the cold, remorseless river of Death.
ISBN 9781741758634
Series Old kingdom series (5 of 5)
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2016
Nix, Garth
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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
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Goldsmith's daughter, The
As an Aztec maiden, Itacate is destined to a lifetime of submission and domestic drudgery until the Spanish invaders come and violently turn her world of savage blood sacrifices and cultural boundaries upside down. Her strength of character, great skill in her father's profession and her love for a young invader help her endure tragedy and hardship in a harsh adult world.
ISBN 9781406307078
Publisher Walker Books, 2008
Landman, Tanya
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Golem's eye, The
Two years on Nathaniel is fourteen and has a responsible position in Whitehall. He is very pleased with his progress until he has to track down the perpetuators of a series of violent occurrences in London. They are widely believed to be the work of members of the mysterious Resistance who are working to remove the magicians from government. However, Nathaniel isn't so sure and he needs Bartimaeus's help.
ISBN 9780552550277
Series The Bartimaeus trilogy series (2 of 3)
Publisher Corgi Books, 2005
Stroud, Jonathan
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Goliath
Alek and Deryn are on the last leg of their quest to end World War I, reclaim Alek's throne as Prince of Austria and, finally, fall in love. But, their ship, the Leviathan, continues to detour farther away from the heart of the war and the crown. And, a potential relationship would be a lot easier if Alek knew Deryn was a girl, and if they weren't technically enemies. Usually read by students in Years 9, 10 or above.
ISBN 9780670073054
Series The Leviathan trilogy series (3 of 3)
Publisher Penguin Books Australia, 2011
Westerfeld, Scott & Thompson, Keith (ill)
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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
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Good night stories for rebel girls
Good night stories for rebel girls reinvents fairy tales, inspiring children with the stories of 100 heroic women from Elizabeth I to Serena Williams.
ISBN 9780141986005
Publisher Penguin, 2017
Favilli, Elena & Cavallo, Francesca
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Good sports - temporarily unavailable
Series Newspaper (4 of 5)
Various
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Good wives
Good Wives is the sequel to Little Women, and sees Beth, Amy, Meg and Jo embarking on married life.
ISBN 9780140366952
Series Little women series (2 of 6)
Publisher Penguin, 1995
Alcott, Louisa May
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Goodbye and hello
Diverse stories about family ties and personal experiences, written by Australian and Irish authors.
ISBN 9780140360578
Publisher Penguin, 1993
Corcoran, Clodagh & Tyrrell, Margot (ed.)
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Goodbye stranger
Two years ago, Bridge, Tabitha and Emily made a pact never to fight, ever. Now, in high school, they are still friends but things are changing. Bridge meets Sherm, Emily is getting lots of attention from Patrick and Tab wants to save the world. A plan that quickly spirals out of control threatens their friendship.
ISBN 9781925240320
Publisher Text Publishing Co, 2015
Stead, Rebecca
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Goodbye, Mr Hitler
My name is Johannes and this is the story of how an evil ogre named Hitler swallowed Frau Marks, Helga and I. But we survived. Now we need to learn how to live, and love again. Usually read by students in Years 9, 10 or above.
ISBN 9781460751299
Series The Hitler trilogy NEW SERIES 2018 (3 books)
Publisher Angus & Robertson (HarperCollins), 2017
French, Jackie
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Goodnight Mister Tom
William is evacuated to the countryside during the bombing of English cities in World War II. Mr Tom takes him in and turns his sad life around.
ISBN 9780141329703
Publisher Puffin UK, 2010
Magorian, Michelle
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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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Gotta B
In the near future, all communication devices are linked to individual users, no-one can use an electronic item belonging to someone else. The worst possible fate is to lose that link and become a disconnect. If you can't connect with your friends, you might as well cease to exist.
ISBN 9781741662986
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2009
Carmichael, Claire
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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
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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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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 (44 books)
Publisher Puffin Australia, 2011
Laguna, Sofie & Masciullo, Lucia (ill)
No book cover.
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Gracefully Grayson
Raised as a boy, twelve year old Grayson has never felt comfortable in her own skin and longs to be able to express her true gender identity. She is a loner, eating her lunch in the library, trying to avoid the class bullies. Home is not much better. Although she has lived with her aunt, uncle and two cousins for years, she isn't close to them. They don't know the real Grayson. No one does. But, when Grayson impulsively signs up for school play tryouts and then auditions for the leading role, things begin to change.
ISBN 9781423185277
Publisher Disney Press, 2014
Polonsky, Amy
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Gracey
It's school holidays and Gracey is coming home to Cunningham, a remote country town. Everything looks different, even frightening. When her brother, Dougy, finds three aboriginal bones, a chain of events causes Gracey to reconnect with her Aboriginal heritage. Includes coarse language and adult themes. Usually read by students in Years 9, 10 and above.
ISBN 9780702237072
Publisher University of Queensland Press, 2009
Moloney, James
No book cover.
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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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Graffiti moon
Lucy is in love with Shadow, a mysterious graffiti artist. Ed thought he was in love with Lucy, until she broke his nose. Dylan loves Daisy, but throwing eggs at her probably wasn't the best way to show it. An intense and exhilarating twenty-four hours in the lives of four teenagers on the verge of adulthood and of finding out just who they are, and who they want to be. Usually read by students in Years 9, 10 or above.
ISBN 9780330425780
Publisher Pan MacMillan, 2010
Crowley, Cath
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Graffiti on the fence
Three friends seem to be on the verge of juvenile delinquency, terrorising an old woman who then comes to their aid when one of them is threatened.
ISBN 9780141305196
Publisher Penguin, 1999
Forrestal, Elaine
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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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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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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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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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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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Grandpa's great escape
Jack's Grandpa wears his slippers to the supermarket, serves up tinned tongue for dinner and often doesn't remember Jack's name. But, he can still take to the skies in a speeding Spitfire and save the day.
ISBN 9780008135195
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, UK, 2015
Walliams, David & Ross, Tony (ill)
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Granny Rags
Shy and over-protected, Tim is the new kid in a small country town. He's slow to make friends and becomes involved with the school bully. Tim is pressured into visiting a mysterious, old woman, Granny Rags, a reclusive old lady, rumoured to be a witch. Tim gradually finds out Granny Rags' story and one visit turns to several. Soon, Tim find himself involved in a mess of corruption, secrets and danger.
ISBN 9781922120250
Publisher IP (Interactive Publications Pty Ltd), 2013
Reid, Janet
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Granny was a buffer girl
Jess is intrigued with her grandmother's life as a buffer girl in a cutlery shop in Sheffield.
ISBN 9780141318059
Publisher Puffin Australia, 2004
Doherty, Berlie
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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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Grave robbers of Genghis Khan, The
As volcanoes begin erupting all over the world, spilling golden lava, the twins must go on a hunt for the wicked djinn who wants to rob the grave of the great Genghis Khan.
ISBN 9780545126601
Series Children of the lamp series, The (7 of 7)
Publisher Orchard Books, 2011
Kerr, P B
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Graveyard book, The
Bod appears to be a very normal boy, except that Bod is short for Nobody Owens, and Mr and Mrs Owens are not his real parents. Since babyhood, he has been raised and educated by ghosts trying to protect him from the mysterious Jack who has already brutally stabbed Bod's whole family. No one is to be trusted. For mature readers. Usually read by students in Years 9, 10 and above.
ISBN 9780747594802
Publisher Bloomsbury, 2009
Gaiman, Neil
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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.
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Great Australian girls
The biographies of twenty-three remarkable and diverse women who started on the paths to their exceptional lives while they were still girls.
ISBN 9780733307584
Publisher ABC Books, 1999
Geason, Susan
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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.
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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 series (8 books)
Publisher Lonely Planet Publications, 2012
Scott, Janine & Rees, Peter
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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
Topics / STEM /
Clements, Gilllian
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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 series (6 books)
Publisher Usborne Publishing Ltd, 2004
Topics / Year 5 easy reads /
Bingham, Jane
No book cover.
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Great deeds of heroic women, The
This book profiles eighteen women through the ages.
ISBN 9780872263482
Saxby, Maurice
No book cover.
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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.
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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 series (6 books)
Publisher Usborne Publishing Ltd, 2005
Topics / Year 5 easy reads /
Heywood, Rosie
No book cover.
2014

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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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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

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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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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 series (6 books)
Publisher Usborne Publishing Ltd, 2005
Topics / Year 5 easy reads /
Khanduri, Kamini
No book cover.
12956

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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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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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Great planet earth search
Search through this book to explore the planets.
ISBN 9780746060520
Series Usborne great searches series (6 books)
Publisher Usborne Publishing Ltd, 2005
Topics / Year 5 easy reads /
Helbrough, Emma
No book cover.
17826

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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 series (6 books)
Publisher Usborne Publishing Ltd, 2006
Topics / Year 5 easy reads /
Bingham, Jane & Jackson, Ian (ill)
No book cover.
24305

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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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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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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

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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 series (6 books)
Publisher Usborne Publishing Ltd, 2005
Topics / Year 5 easy reads /
Needham, Kate & Jackson, Ian (ill)
No book cover.
2946
Greatest Gatsby, The: a visual book of grammar
Grammar comes alive with stylistic images and typography. A visual journey through the world of grammar, with explanations of the rules and structures we use every day.
ISBN 9780670078684
Publisher Viking Children's, 2015
Riddle, Tohby
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Greek gazette
Very funny and historically accurate look at life in ancient Greece, set out in a newspaper layout.
ISBN 9780746027554
Publisher Usborne Publishing Ltd, 1997
Fleming, Fergus & Tomlins, Karen (des.) & Dowsell, Paul (ed.)
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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

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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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Greek who stole Christmas, The
The brothers are hired to investigate a death threat made to world-famous pop singer and actress, Minerva. However, the Greek celebrity seems to have plenty of enemies so it is hard to prove who actually wants her dead.
ISBN 9781406304855
Series Diamond Brothers series (7 of 8)
Publisher Walker Books, 2007
Horowitz, Anthony
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Green monkey dreams
Within this series of short stories you will never be sure where reality ends and imagination begins. Paths are travelled by a variety of seekers, a boy searches for his true name, a beast discovers hope and a group of pilgrims is led by a song on a ancient journey.
ISBN 9781742379470
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2012
Carmody, Isobelle
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Green valentine
Astrid is popular, clever and an environmental activist. Hiro is rude, resentful, and doesn't see the point of school. When they meet, Hiro's wrangling shopping trolleys and doesn't recognise Astrid, who's wearing a lobster suit to highlight a threatened species. She wants to change the world, he wants to survive it. But, ultimately, both believe that the world needs to be saved from itself. Usually read by students in Years 9, 10 and above.
ISBN 9781760110277
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2015
Wilkinson, Lili
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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
No book cover.
6383
Greenwitch
The Drew children combine with Great-Uncle Merry and Will Stanton to seek the Greenwitch and locate the stolen grail.
ISBN 9780140309010
Series Dark is rising series (3 of 5)
Publisher Penguin, 1977
Cooper, Susan
No book cover.
10870
Grey king, The
Will Stanton, visiting in Wales, is on a desperate quest to find the golden harp and to awaken the ancient Sleepers.
ISBN 9780689829840
Series Dark is rising series (4 of 5)
Publisher Puffin UK, 1977
Cooper, Susan
No book cover.
174

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Greylands
A boy writes a story about a symbolic Greylands to explain his mother's mental illness and her eventual death.
ISBN 9780140387490
Publisher Penguin, 1997
Carmody, Isobelle
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Grief girl: my true story
Erin Vincent's parents are killed in a terriblecar crash when she is just fourteen. The book recollects how Erin, her seventeen year old sister and three year old brother are left to cope on their own. A really powerful book that gives an honest account of being a teenager, and dealing with usual teenage concerns and real emotions in the aftermath of losing both parents.
ISBN 9780330422987
Publisher Pan MacMillan, 2007
Vincent, Erin
No book cover.
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.
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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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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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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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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.
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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.
13167
Grim Tuesday
Arthur Penhaligon's quest is to find the second piece of the Will and face the force of the lower house. He must save himself and the world. Arthur must embark on a number of underground escapades and he is racing the clock.
ISBN 9781741142549
Series Keys to the kingdom series (2 of 7)
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2004
Nix, Garth
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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 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 Grimstones, The series (4 books)
Asphyxia
No book cover.
175

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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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176
Gripping war stories
This is a compilation of ten stories about the human response to war, with settings such as the Falklands, Sarajevo and Jerusalem.
ISBN 9780552545266
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 1999
Bradman, Tony
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Gris Grimly's tales from the Brothers Grimm
A beautifully bound and illustrated collection of some of the more unusual tales from The Brothers Grimm alongside the much-loved classics. With a translation by Margaret Hunt that pulls no punches, these retellings are as original as you will find, opening a magical world of fairy tales and folk lore to inspire imaginations and readers of all ages and generations. Usually read by students in Years 9, 10 or above.
ISBN 9780062352330
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, UK, 2016
Grimm, Jacob & Grimm, Wilhelm (collected) & Grimly, Gris (ill)
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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.
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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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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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Guantanamo boy
Fifteen year old Khalid isn't too excited about visiting his family in Pakistan but his Mum and Dad want him to go with them. For Khalid, a living nightmare begins. He is kidnapped and forced to go to a place no teenager should ever see, a place where torture and terror are considered normal.
ISBN 9780732288952
Publisher Angus & Robertson (HarperCollins), 2009
Perera, Anna
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Guarding Eden
The personal stories of twelve ordinary people, so concerned about climate change that they altered their lives to do something about it. Some were involved behind the scenes, researching or writing, while others decided to go public in campaigns, blockades, rallies and a hunger strike. They come from all walks of life. There's a nurse, a musician, an insurance broker, a teacher, a lawyer and a vet.
ISBN 9781760112356
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2015
Hart, Deborah
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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.
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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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36630
Gulliver's travels
A country boy becomes a ship's doctor travelling to strange lands like Lilliput, the land of midgets. First published in 1726, captions explain historical facts to help modern readers. Also see, Jonathan Swift's Gulliver by Martin Jenkins, PRC ID 2055.
ISBN 9780751372458
Publisher Dorling Kindersley, 2000
Swift, Jonathan
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Gumnut babies: 100 years
Celebrate the publication of May Gibbs's first book, Gumnut babies, in 1916. This collector's book includes seven stories - Gumnut babies, Gum-Blossom babies, Flannel Flowers and Other Bush Babies, Boronia babies, Wattle Babies, Nuttybub and Nittersing, and Chucklebud and Wunkydoo.
ISBN 9781460752555
Publisher Angus & Robertson (HarperCollins), 2016
Gibbs, May
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Guys read: Terrifying tales
A bone-chilling collection of eleven original ghost stories, perfect for sharing around the campfire, reading under the covers with a flashlight and scaring your friends' pants off. A creepy-fun read, if you're brave enough.
ISBN 9780062385574
Publisher HarperCollins Children's Books, 2015
Scieszka, Jon (ed) & Grimley, Gris (ill)
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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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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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