Challenge Level : K-2 Challenge Level : 3-4 Challenge Level : 5-6 Challenge Level : 7-9
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Discover thirty-five extraordinary houses, designed by the world's most prominent architects. Houses that look like pears, inflatable houses, igloos, tea houses and tree houses. Explains the inspiration behind each design and the materials used, including ecological options.
ISBN 9781877467660
Publisher Gecko Press, 2010
Machowiak, A & Mizielinski, D; Wojcik-Leese, E (trans)
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H2O stories of water
Australia is an island surrounded by ocean. Children grow up near the sea, have holidays by the sea or spend time on rivers, canals and dams. This collection of stories highlights the influence of water on children's lives.
ISBN 9780733315220
Publisher ABC Books, 2005
Hamilton, Margaret (comp)
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Hair of the skeleton
When the residents of Tiger Beach Village claim to be visited by a ghost, Jake, Peter and Ruby set up a stake-out to catch the ghoul. Their surprise to find that the ghost is definitely not dead soon turns to determination to figure out who it is.
ISBN 9780864615534
Publisher Koala Books, 2003
Freeman, Pamela
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Half-moon investigations
Fletcher Moon has graduated to be a fully qualified private detective. He's also only twelve years old. When a series of mysterious crimes occur across town, Fletcher finds himself in an exciting adventure, some violent incidents and in real danger.
ISBN 9780786849574
Publisher Miramax Kids, 2006
Colfer, Eoin
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Danny finds caring for his disabled dad very draining. Day to day tasks are repetitive and boring. But, all of that changes when Danny's neighbour goes away and asks him to feed the tropical fish. Danny discovers a secret in his neighbour's house that will change his life forever. He doesn't know much about sea creatures but he's sure that what he finds is extremely rare and magical.
ISBN 9781406327298
Publisher Walker Books, 2011
Lloyd, Rebecca
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Halfway across the galaxy and turn left
A family from the planet, Zyrgon, arrive on Earth after travelling half way across the galaxy and turning left.
ISBN 9780140379419
Publisher Puffin Australia, 1996
Klein, Robin
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Halo, abandoned as a baby and raised by centaurs, captured and torn from her happy home, disguises herself as a boy to have any freedom. Still under constant threat of enslavement and exposure, she lives the myths, legends and culture of ancient Greece from warring Sparta to Athens, searching for her identity.
ISBN 9780141328300
Publisher Penguin Books Ltd, UK, 2010
Corder, Zizou
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Hamlet: a Shakespeare story
Murder most foul. An action packed retelling of the blood-soaked story of Hamlet. This series gives young readers the chance to discover Shakespeare for themselves. Also included are useful notes on the themes within the stories and a background to the Globe Theatre.
ISBN 9781841213408
Series Shakespeare stories series (4 of 12)
Publisher Orchard Books, 2003
Matthews, Andrew & Ross, Tony (ill)
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Handful of blue, A
More than an approaching cyclone hangs over Jeremy's family. His parents are struggling to save the farm during a drought and he spends his time squabbling with his younger sister, fishing with his best mate and failing to stay out of trouble. Includes some colloquial language within context.
ISBN 9781869435615
Publisher Scholastic New Zealand, 2003
Ford, Vince
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Handkerchief map, The
Through letters written to loved ones, three characters reveal their most intimate thoughts about the conflict in World War II. Franz, a young Nazi soldier, has begun to question the rightness of the cause. Helga is a Russian girl, bent on joining the resistance. Susanna, a Jewess, has been separated from her husband and children, and condemned to the cruelty of a concentration camp.
ISBN 9781922120861
Publisher IP (Interactive Publications Pty Ltd), 2014
English-Hawke, Kiri
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Hanging out together
Dogs and humans have been friends for thousands of years. Take a look at why dogs and humans have such a special relationship.
ISBN 9781865048758
Series X-zone series (48 books)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2005
Topics / Year 6 easy reads /
Bancks, Tristan
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Hanna: my Holocaust story
Hanna Kaminsky loves gymnastics, her best friend, chicken soup and reading. But, in September 1939, her happy life disappears. The Nazis have invaded Poland and are herding all Jewish people into ghettos in the cities. Hanna's family are forced into hiding in the country but this means trusting others. Hanna and her family are caught and sent to the Warsaw Ghetto where they must use whatever skills they have to survive.
ISBN 9781743629673
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2015
Alexander, Goldie
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Hannah's winter
Contemporary and humorous, this story is dotted with snippets of Japanese language and culture, as Hannah and her ghost friend attempt to solve an ancient riddle.
ISBN 9780141000442
Publisher Penguin, 2001
Meehan, Kierin
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Hans Christian Andersen's fairy tales
Eleven favourite Hans Christian Andersen classic stories, superbly bound and illustrated to celebrate his 200th birthday. Includes 'The princess and the pea', 'The emperor's new clothes', 'The Sandman' and 'The Nightingale'.
ISBN 9780698400351
Publisher Penguin USA, 1991
Zwerger, Lisbeth (ill)
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Happiness box, The: A wartime book of hope
In 1942, Sergeant 'Griff' Griffin was a prisoner of war. With Christmas approaching, he decided to make a book for the children cooped up in nearby Changi Prison. The book was said to contain the secrets to happiness. Open this book and learn the true and inspirational story of the making of the Happiness Box book.
ISBN 9781925081381
Publisher Walker Books, 2018
Greenwood, Mark & McLean, Andrew
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Harriet, a tortoise hatched in the Galapagos Islands, was brought to Australian in the 1800's. This is the true story of Harriet's life from colonial days to her death at 176 years old at Australia Zoo in 2006.
ISBN 9780143302087
Publisher Penguin, 2006
Hill, Anthony
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Harriet Bright in a pickle
Harriet dreams of being a poet. Paul Picklebottom is constantly making her life difficult. Luckily, her best friend, Melly, is always there to comfort her. But, Harriet gets into a pickle when she finds out her best friend has a secret that she won't share.
ISBN 9780330423496
Series Harriet Bright series (3 books)
Publisher Pan MacMillan, 2008
Topics / Year 5 easy reads /
Craig, Claire & Feddersen, Melanie (ill)
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Harriet Bright series
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Series Harriet Bright series (3 books)
Craig, Claire & Feddersen, Melanie (ill)
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Harriet Bright: holiday hullabaloo
Harriet Bright is going to have the best holiday ever, as soon as four things happen in her life. Until then, she's in a real hullabaloo. The clever and zany Harriet Bright will get into your head and whisk you away on adventures.
ISBN 9780143305071
Series Harriet Bright series (3 of 3)
Publisher Puffin Australia, 2010
Craig, Claire & Feddersen, Melanie (ill)
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Harriet Bright: the star you are
Harriet Bright is a quirky, nine year old girl with a best friend, Melly Fanshawe. Three different, funny stories tell you why adults don't laugh as much as children, what might happen when you research your family history and what you do, if you enter a talent quest, to win a year's supply of chocolate bars.
ISBN 9780143305064
Series Harriet Bright series (3 books)
Publisher Puffin Australia, 2010
Craig, Claire & Feddersen, Melanie (ill)
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Harriet the spy
Harriet spies on all the people in her neighbourhood and writes notes about them in her book.
ISBN 9780440416791
Publisher Yearling, 2001
Fitzhugh, Louise
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Harry and Hope
Hope lives with her mum in the Pyrenees. It's always been just the two of them until Frank, a free-spirited traveller, arrives with Harry, his stubborn rescue donkey. Hope and Frank form a close bond and she feels lost when Frank decides to move on. Frank was more than just mum's boyfriend and understood Hope better than her mother does. Hope promises to look after Harry and, slowly, another special bond is made.
ISBN 9780007512263
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, UK, 2015
Lean, Sarah
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Harry Kruize, born to lose
Harry Kruize is feeling the weight of the world on his shoulders. His father has left, starting another family elsewhere and he is the target of bullying at school, leaving him friendless and lonely. A term-long class assignment involving the writing down of personal wishes and documenting how they might be fulfilled allows Harry to tell his innermost feelings. He has six seemingly impossible wishes ranging from a normal family life, a dog, a friend, a certain bully to stop using him as a punching bag and to be an author. All of these will never happen or will they?
ISBN 9781925272628
Publisher Ford Street Publishing, 2017
Collins, Paul
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Harry Miller's run
Liam just wants to go out running with his mates. It's not long till the Junior Great North Run. But, Mam needs him to help old Harry clear out his house. Harry knows a thing or two about running. He says when he was a lad, he ran twenty-one kilometres, from Newcastle to South Shields. This is the story of that day. Sweltering heat, clattering boots, briny sea air and the heavenly taste of ice cream.
ISBN 9781406362244
Publisher Walker Books, 2015
Almond, David & Rubbino, Salvatore (ill)
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Harry Potter and the chamber of secrets
Harry Potter is in his second year at Hogwarts and it is going to be just as exciting as the first. Harry must find out what is lurking in the Chamber of Secrets, and help defeat it in order to save his friends.
ISBN 9780747562184
Series Harry Potter, books 1-3 series (2 of 3)
Publisher Bloomsbury, 2002
Rowling, J K
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Harry Potter and the philosopher's stone
When a letter arrives for unhappy but ordinary Harry Potter, a decade old secret is revealed to him that apparently he is the last to know. His parents were wizards, killed by a Dark Lord's curse when Harry was just a baby, and which he somehow survived. Leaving his unsympathetic aunt and uncle for Hogwarts, a wizarding school brimming with ghosts and enchantments, Harry stumbles upon a sinister mystery when he finds a three headed dog guarding a room on the third floor. Then he hears of a missing stone with astonishing powers which could be valuable, dangerous or both. An incredible adventure is about to begin!
ISBN 9780747558194
Series Harry Potter, books 1-3 series (1 of 3)
Publisher Bloomsbury, 2001
Rowling, J K
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Harry Potter and the prisoner of Azkaban
When Harry goes back for his third year at Hogwarts, the atmosphere is tense. There's an escaped murderer on the loose and the sinister prison guards of Azkaban have been called in to guard the school. Lessons, however, must go on.
ISBN 9780747546290
Series Harry Potter, books 1-3 series (3 of 3)
Publisher Bloomsbury, 2000
Rowling, J K
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Harry Potter, books 1-3 series
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Series Harry Potter, books 1-3 series (3 books)
Rowling, J K
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A gothic fairytale about an unusual family, comprising a grieving mother, an exceptional child, a grandpa who is an eccentric apothecary and a domineering aunty. The arrival of a three legged baby from a giant blue egg is the tonic that Mama needs and a delightful distraction for Martha, who is trying to find her own special talent in the world.
ISBN 9781742376882
Series Grimstones series (1 of 4)
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2012
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Hate that cat
Jack is pleased that Mrs Stretchberry is his teacher again this year. The only problem is she likes cats and he hates them. Or, at least, he does until he gets to know some kittens and reads some poetry about cats.
ISBN 9780747599807
Publisher Bloomsbury, 2009
Topics / Year 6 easy reads /
Creech, Sharon
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Hating Alison Ashley
Alison is a perfect only child who has everything - beauty, clothes and money. Erika is so jealous, she has to find a way to get rid of Alison Ashley, once and for all.
ISBN 9780140316728
Publisher Puffin Australia, 1998
Klein, Robin
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When Georgia and her brother, Ned, are sent for a holiday on their relatives' farm, they are not happy. Ned makes friends with his cousin so Georgia explores the farm on her own, discovering an old homestead which she thinks will make a cool hideout. But, Georgia is not alone and is befriended by a mysterious girl, Lily, who is not what she seems. The children soon discover they are playing with fire.
ISBN 9781921150821
Series Lightning strikes series (19 books)
Publisher Walker Books, 2009
Orman, Lorraine
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Have courage, Hazel Green
Hazel's plan backfires and she finds she's the villain. It will take courage and determination to prove what really happened.
ISBN 9781865084664
Series Hazel Green series (4 of 4)
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2001
Hirsch, Odo
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Hazel Green
Hazel Green is a precocious eleven year old that people either love or hate. When she gets an idea in her head no-one can stop her, not even the many intimidating adults that she must contend with.
ISBN 9781582349404
Series Hazel Green series (1 of 4)
Publisher Bloomsbury, 2005
Hirsch, Odo
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Hazel Green series
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Series Hazel Green series (4 books)
Hirsch, Odo
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Head is dead, The
When Poppy Fields and her best friend, Graham, design a murder mystery trail for the school fete, it's supposed to be a bit of fun by choosing the head teacher to be the corpse at the end. But, when the first person to finish discovers that the head really is dead, Poppy and Graham set out on a real life murder trail.
ISBN 9781406314632
Series Poppy Fields series (4 of 9)
Publisher Walker Books, 2010
Landman, Tanya
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Head space: one brain, two occupants
While on school camp, Tenille has an accident that leads to a close encounter with an alien called Zem. In fact, the alien is too close, closer than she could ever imagine.
ISBN 9780143300670
Publisher Penguin, 2004
Harris, Christine
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Heart and the bottle, The
Once there was a girl whose life was filled with wonder at the world around her. Then, one day, something happened that made the girl take her heart and put it in a safe place. However, after that, it seemed that the world was even emptier than before. It takes another little girl to demonstrate that life is there to be lived.
ISBN 9780007182343
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, UK, 2010
Jeffers, Oliver
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Heart of magic
Stacey wishes she could be more like her friend, Twyla. Twyla is confident, Stacey isn't. Twyla is daring, Stacey isn't. When a gypsy gives Stacey a gold heart pin, everything changes and Stacey starts behaving like the person she has always wanted to be.
ISBN 9781921150685
Series Lightning strikes series (19 books)
Publisher Walker Books, 2008
Matthews, Penny
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At five, little orphan Heidi is sent to live with her grandfather in the Swiss Alps. The villagers are afraid of him but Heidi is fascinated by his long beard and bushy eyebrows. She loves her life, playing in the sunshine amongst the goats and birds. But, one terrible day, Heidi is collected by her aunt and made to live with a new family in town. Heidi can't bear to be away from her grandfather and wants to find her way back up the mountain.
ISBN 9780694014538
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, UK, 2001
Spyri, Johanna
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Heir of mystery
A cross between Dickens and Monty Python, this is the second book in the Unlikely Explots trilogy chronicling the adventures of the McNally family. Fergal McNally's pickled brain has been stolen. The McNally children must stop fiendish Mr Maggs.
ISBN 9780571210947
Series Unlikely exploits series (2 of 3)
Publisher Faber & Faber, 2004
Ardagh, Philip
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Find out all about the amazing types of helicopters, how they are made, how they operate and how to fly them.
ISBN 9781409522874
Series Usborne beginners plus series (16 books)
Publisher Usborne Publishing Ltd, 2011
Bone, Emily
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Henry and the guardians of the lost
The yellow letter arrived on a Saturday, otherwise Henry would have been at school. The envelope was such a bright, sunny colour, no one would have believed that it contained a bombshell. Less than 10 minutes after the arrival of the mysterious letter, Henry is on the run with his Auntie Pearl, possibly never to return home. Henry has a secret. He is twelve, but he hasn't aged a day since the moment he was thrust a hundred years into the future. Now his secret has put him in danger. His only hope is the protection of the Guardians of the Lost.
ISBN 9781405280877
Publisher Egmont Childrens, 2016
Nimmo, Jenny
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Henry Hoey Hobson
Henry Hoey Hobson arrives at his sixth school, a small, Catholic school, to discover he is the only boy in his grade. There are three male misfits a year below him. Fatherless, friendless and non-Catholic, Henry earns a reputation as a vampire when ill-fitting braces make his mouth bleed.
ISBN 9781864719956
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2010
Bongers, Christine
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Her mother's face
Although Siobhan's mother died when she was small, she can remember her mother's hands, her voice and her words. But, no matter how hard she tries, Siobhan cannot remember her mother's face. She'd ask her father but he is too sad and Siobhan carries her grief deep within her. One day, a woman shows her how to remember and has a message for Siobhan's father.
ISBN 9780439815017
Publisher Scholastic US, 2009
Topics / Year 5 easy reads /
Doyle, Roddy & Blackwood, Freya (ill)
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Here comes trouble
Nine year old Sam is always in trouble. He has a kind heart but more challenges than most children his age. After getting into trouble with the police, Sam thinks things can't get any worse. But, it seems that this is just the beginning.
ISBN 9780992523961
Publisher Dragon Tales Publishing, 2015
Bates, Dianne
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Heritage & places
Heritage is a complex concept. Heritage helps to make us who we are and shapes our local community and our country. Selected Australian heritage sites introduced in interesting photographs, location maps and websites for further research.
ISBN 9781740701952
Publisher Heinemann, 2004
Chapman, Helen
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Heritage Heroes series
Stephanie Owen Reeder's award-winning Heritage Heroes series retells the remarkable true stories of famous Australians, while providing historical insights into their lives. 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 Heritage Heroes series (4 books)
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Hernando's labyrinth
From real-life stories of rangers around the world. Do you have the courage to be a ranger in danger? You're going to South America as a ranger in training and you can't wait! Stinky skunks, gigantic tarantulas, Mayan ruins, and flesh-eating piranhas... Someone's threatening the last Pinta tortoise in the world. Can you save him and stop the evil mastermind, Hernando? Your fate is in your hands.
ISBN 9781741789867
Series Ranger in Danger series (2 of 3)
Publisher The Five Mile Press Pty Ltd, 2010
Willmore, Sean & Reynolds, Alison
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Leo dreams of being a hero. In his imagination, he is a fearless gladiator but he wants to be a hero in real life. When the boys at school dare him to do something he knows is wrong, Leo lets everybody down.
ISBN 9780007512249
Publisher HarperCollins Children's Books, 2014
Lean, Sarah
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Heroes of the Kokoda track
In 1942, a World War II campaign between Australia and Japan occurred on a track, the Kokoda Trail. The track begins in Kokoda, in Papua New Guinea, and winds its way through rugged mountains towards Port Moresby. The Kokoda Track is only one hundred kilometres long but the tropical conditions made it a mudslide. Australian troops were ill-equipped and unprepared, and completely outnumbered.
ISBN 9781742031347
Publisher Black Dog Books, 2011
Brasch, Nicolas
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This is not just history, it's Her Story! It is the story of brave leaders, talented artists, gentle healers, committed teachers and gifted problem-solvers. It is the story of women and girls who bravely faced challenges, overcame difficulty or danger, and even gave up their lives to follow their dreams and make the world a batter place.
ISBN 9781788001380
Publisher Nosy Crow Ltd, 2018
Topics / STEM / Biography /
Halligan, Katherine & Walsh, Sarah (ill)
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Hester the jester
Hester wants to be the next court jester, but it is unheard of for a girl to take on that role. There is also the slight problem of a king who is quite happy to chop off heads if he is displeased. Hester must fulfil her ambition without losing her head.
ISBN 9780143302483
Series Aussie bites (84 books)
Publisher Puffin Australia, 2007
Clark, Margaret & Denton, Terry (ill)
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Hidden monastery, The
Peng meets Jax after he fell from the stars. Twelve years later, Jax stumbles across a hidden monastery, deep inside an ancient park and begins to discover his destiny, what it means to be a Peng Master. Contains some martial-arts style violence.
ISBN 9780143302681
Publisher Penguin, 2006
Wang, Gabrielle
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Hide and Seek
Shelby resolves to find Brenda Edel's champion stallion that has disappeared. She also toys with the idea of joining a troupe of trick riders.
ISBN 9781741662207
Series For sale or swap series (4 of 5)
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2007
Brugman, Alyssa
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Hiding Edith
The true story of Edith Schwalb, a young Jewish girl, sent to live in a safe house after the Nazi invasion of France in 1938. An entire village heroically conspired to conceal hundreds of Jewish children, who went to the local school, roamed the streets and ate good food, all without having to worry about concealing their Jewish identity.
ISBN 9781742375298
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2011
Kacer, Kathy
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High wire
A bizarre circus creeps into Nod's Limbs, bringing with it strange and wonderful entertainers. The mischievous twins might join the circus when it leaves town just to avoid the wrath of Heimertz.
ISBN 9781416915003
Series Edgar & Ellen series (5 of 6)
Publisher Aladdin Publishing, 2006
Ogden, Charles
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High-rise workers
Learn about the different jobs that people do on high-rise buildings and bridges.
ISBN 9780732998110
Series Extreme jobs series (3 of 6)
Publisher Macmillan Education Australia Pty Ltd, 2005
Hyland, Tony
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High-risk robots
Find out about robots performing surgery, saving lives and working in volcanoes.
ISBN 9781420205541
Series Robots and robotics series (1 of 6)
Publisher Macmillan Education Australia Pty Ltd, 2007
Hyland, Tony
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Highway girl: an English girl's diary 1670
When Susannah and her brother are orphaned, she is forced to live on the charity of distant relatives in England while he seeks his fortune in America. When news arrives that her brother is dangerously ill, Susannah will stop at nothing, even highway robbery, to get the money she desperately needs to save his life. It is 1670, when times are hard and punishments harsh.
ISBN 9781407108704
Series My story (16 books)
Publisher Scholastic UK, 2009
Wilding, Valerie
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Welcome to the virtual museum. The galleries, which are based on the geographical location of the archaeological finds, include Africa, America, Asia, Europe, The Middle East and Oceania. See objects of beauty, objects of functionality, objects of war, objects of life, death and burial. As you wander from room to room, explore the magnificence of what civilisations have left behind over thousands of years of human history.
ISBN 9781783701889
Series Welcome to the Museum (4 books)
Publisher Templar Publishing, 2015
Nelson, Jo & Wilkinson, Richard (ill)
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Hobbit: an illustrated edition, The
Prelude to The Lord of the Rings series in which Bilbo Baggins, at the request of the great wizard, Gandalf, sets off on an adventure fraught with danger. Nasty things adventures, they often make you miss dinner. Bilbo reclaims the dwarves' treasure and discovers the all-powerful ring that binds them all.
ISBN 9780345445605
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2001
Topics / Graphic novels /
Tolkien & Wenzel, D (ill) & Dixon, C & Deming, S (adapt)
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When their cliff top habitat is destroyed by fire, a pair of peregrine falcons must find a new one. They end up in the city but they wonder if they will be able to make it to their home.
ISBN 9781862916692
Publisher Omnibus Books, 2006
Oliver, Narelle
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Home among the gum trees: the story of Australian houses, A
The complete history of Australian homes from pre-European settlement to modern day dwellings.
ISBN 9781864480955
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 1997
Nicholson, John
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Home for Grace, A
It's 1808 and Grace loves caring for baby, Alice, and working with her mistress, Beth, on the property at Rose Hill. Grace tries so hard to be a good servant but still her master doesn't trust her. Grace thinks he blames her for what happened to his beloved horse. It's injured and growing sicker every day. Grace wants to do something to help but she doesn't know who to turn to.
ISBN 9780143305316
Series Our Australian girl series (44 books)
Publisher Puffin Australia, 2011
Laguna, Sofie & Masciullo, Lucia (ill)
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Honey bees close up
Not only do bees provide us with honey and beeswax, they are responsible for much of the food we depend on every day. Take a closer look at these important insects.
ISBN 9781742033440
Publisher Wild Dog Books, 2014
Hope, Charles
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Honey spot
Through the friendship between a black boy and a white girl, race relations and conservation are dealt with in this play.
ISBN 9780868191638
Publisher Currency Press, 1988
Davis, Jack
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Hooey Higgins and the big boat race
Hooey and his friends, Twig and Will, think they have built a boat that will win the home-made boat race. If they win, they plan to hold a pirate party for Twig. However, another team of boys also wants to win the race and they are willing to play dirty to take out the prize.
ISBN 9781406322408
Series Hooey Higgins series (3 of 3)
Publisher Walker Books, 2011
Topics / Year 5 easy reads /
Voake, Steve & Dodson, Emma (ill)
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Hooey Higgins and the shark
Welcome to Shrimpton-on-Sea where the folks are a bit unusual and you can meet Hooey, Twig, Will and Dingbat the dog. They are naughty, slightly scruffy boys who'll do anything to make some money. It all starts with the giant chocolate egg, then there's catching the shark in the bed and then Twig dresses up as a sea urchin and gets chased by Basbo, the bully.
ISBN 9781406322347
Series Hooey Higgins series (1 of 3)
Publisher Walker Books, 2012
Topics / Year 5 easy reads /
Voake, Steve & Dodson, Emma (ill)
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Hooey Higgins and the tremendous trousers
The world is a dangerous place and Hooey, Will and Twig are working on their genius health and safety invention, the all-new super TremTroo. These are super protective trousers to keep them safe from crocodiles, flying toffee-apples and log-flume malfunctions.
ISBN 9781406322361
Series Hooey Higgins series (2 of 3)
Publisher Walker Books, 2010
Topics / Year 5 easy reads /
Voake, Steve & Dodson, Emma (ill)
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Hooey Higgins 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 Hooey Higgins series (3 books)
Voake, Steve & Dodson, Emma (ill)
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Hoofbeats 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 Hoofbeats series (3 books)
Duey, Kathleen
No book cover.
Hoosh: camels in Australia
Information about the camels of the desert and their role in Australia's development. Coloured photographs and maps cover every imaginable aspect of camels and their presence in Australia.
ISBN 9780733315046
Publisher ABC Books, 2005
Brian, Janeen
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Learn all about horses and ponies, from their origins and breeds to their role in human civilisation. Discover why a zebra has stripes.
ISBN 9780751364842
Series Eyewitness series (36 books)
Publisher Dorling Kindersley, 2003
Clutton-Brock, Juliet
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Horse and his boy, The
This horse amuses with his witty observations about human behaviour, and sense of equine superiority. The horse and his boy hope to travel north to Narnia, and encounter numerous adventures and strange characters.
ISBN 9780007202294
Series Chronicles of Narnia series (5 of 7)
Publisher HarperCollins US, 2005
Lewis, C S
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Horse called Darling, A
Penny has to cope with the saddest moment in her life, involving her pony, Manny. Everyone is willing her to come back and compete in the next event. Hopefully, a horse called Darling will encourage her.
ISBN 9780143304692
Series Aussie chomps (17 books)
Publisher Puffin Australia, 2010
Stephens, Delwyne
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Horse called Elvis, A
Matt befriends an abused horse, Elvis, that touches the lives of his family struggling to stay together. Some coarse language and cruelty to animals in a realistic story of a father's efforts to overcome his own shortcomings for love of his children.
ISBN 9781865046105
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2004
Heffernan, John
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Horse for Angel, A
Nell is surprised when her mum wants her to stay with her family in the country. While unpacking her bags she is startled by a large wild horse and a mysterious girl, which leads Nell on a mystery and a chance to discover secrets about herself.
ISBN 9780007455058
Publisher HarperCollins Australia, 2013
Lean, Sarah & Blythe, Gary (ill)
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Horse mad academy
Ashleigh has arrived at Waratah Grove Riding Academy. It's a dream come true for any horse-mad kid, but, as Ashleigh discovers, things don't always turn out like you hope they will
ISBN 9780732284220
Series Horse mad series (3 of 8)
Publisher HarperCollins Australia, 2006
Helidoniotis, Kathy
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Horse mad forever
Riding her horse, Honey, always clears away Ashleigh's problems, but she will have to work even harder to save Shady Creek Riding Club from a tough lawyer.
ISBN 9780732290009
Series Horse mad series (8 of 8)
Publisher Angus & Robertson (HarperCollins), 2010
Helidoniotis, Kathy
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Horse mad heights
Ashleigh has landed a riding scholarship to the prestigious Linley Heights School and she's on top of the world. Her classroom is the riding area and her horse can board with her. But, Ashleigh finds it hard being the new kid and missing her best friends.
ISBN 9780732285937
Series Horse mad series (6 of 8)
Publisher Angus & Robertson (HarperCollins), 2009
Helidoniotis, Kathy
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Horse mad heroes
Ash comes home from Waratah Grove Academy to find that the baby is due any day. Best friend Becky's cast is off, which means riding together again at last.
ISBN 9780732284237
Series Horse mad series (4 of 8)
Publisher HarperCollins Australia, 2006
Helidoniotis, Kathy
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Horse mad series
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Series Horse mad series (8 books)
Helidoniotis, Kathy
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Horse mad summer
Ashleigh lives in the country where she can indulge her passion for horse racing. When her friend, Jenna, arrives from the city, Ashleigh struggles to unite her two best friends.
ISBN 9781876928186
Series Horse mad series (2 of 8)
Publisher Banana Books, 2005
Helidoniotis, Kathy
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Horse mad western
Ashleigh has to learn the western style of riding in readiness for the upcoming Western Riding Show but she feels she is losing control. She has her job at Shady Trails Riding Ranch, two horses to look after as well as helping out with her parent's Bed and Breakfast. At least her friend Jenna is coming to visit.
ISBN 9780732284244
Series Horse mad series (5 of 8)
Publisher Angus & Robertson (HarperCollins), 2008
Helidoniotis, Kathy
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Horse mad whispers
Ashleigh Miller recovers from her accident and discovers Natural Horsemanship and horse whispering. This helps her to understand Lightning, the horse that injured her. Meanwhile, the anti-horse campaign at Linley Heights School is growing and Ashleigh must speak out for the riding program and Lightning.
ISBN 9780732289997
Series Horse mad series (7 of 8)
Publisher Angus & Robertson (HarperCollins), 2010
Helidoniotis, Kathy
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Horse who bit a bushranger, The
Billy Marks is a pickpocket, transported to the penal colony of NSW. He and his mate reckon they'll become bushrangers, buying a brumby stallion, covered with scars and refusing to bend to any man's will. Jackie French has used, in context, language and opinions of the times which are now unacceptable.
ISBN 9780732289287
Publisher Angus & Robertson (HarperCollins), 2010
French, Jackie
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Horses: a complete guide for young horse lovers
Whether you own a horse or just dream about it, find out everything you want to know about caring for horses, identifying breeds and colours, and basic riding skills.
ISBN 9781742113524
Publisher The Five Mile Press Pty Ltd, 2008
Gardini, Lauryn
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Hostile hospital, The
The Baudelaire orphans are on the run after being accused of murder. They find themselves at Heimlich hospital, along with Count Olaf and his troupe, who are working to perform a 'cranioectomy'.
ISBN 9780064408660
Series Series of unfortunate events series (8 of 13)
Publisher HarperCollins Australia, 2001
Snicket, Lemony
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Hot potato
Shelby and her friends can't resist buying a beautiful, young pony that is going cheap at the horse auctions. Unfortunately, Hotty is not as easy to hide, or train, as they had imagined.
ISBN 9781741660357
Series For sale or swap series (3 of 5)
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2006
Brugman, Alyssa
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Hounds of the Morrigan, The
Set in the west of Ireland, this story tells of the coming of the Great Queen, the Morrigan, who is bent on bringing destruction to the world. Only Pidge and Bridget can stop her and their task seems impossible as they're constantly trailed by the Queen's hounds. But, they're aided in their quest by a host of willing helpers, a glorious array of unforgettable characters from Irish legend and lore.
ISBN 9780192728722
Publisher Oxford University Press, 2009
O'Shea, Pat
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House of Narcissus, The
A beautiful house in Venice, rich in history, revisits its past stories in the context of the present. It is a house that has shunned all inhabitants but eventually it welcomes a fragile cat and opens its heart to life.
ISBN 9780733310492
Publisher ABC Books, 2001
Wild, Margaret & Harris, Wayne (ill)
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House that was built in a day, The: ANZAC cottage
A community in Western Australia decided to honour the ANZACs by building a house in one single day and giving it to a returning wounded ANZAC soldier. It is the oldest memorial in Western Australia and one of the oldest nationally.
ISBN 9781920694715
Publisher University of Western Australia Press, 2007
Everett, Valerie & McGuire, Barbara
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How animals build
Do bees need cement mixers to build hives? Do beavers use cranes to construct dams? No, of course not! Like many animals, they're building geniuses who don't need building site tools to create incredible work. Welcome to nature's very own, super-clever world of construction.
ISBN 9781786576620
Publisher Lonely Planet Publications, 2017
Topics / STEM /
Butterfield, Moira & Hutchinson, Tom
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How do you burp in space
Here is a travel planner for all those who dream of taking a holiday in outer space. Includes what to pack, how to get there and home again, what to wear, how to sleep, brush your teeth and even burp in space.
ISBN 9781599900681
Publisher Bloomsbury, 2013
Goodman, Susan & Slack, Michael (ill)
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How high can a kangaroo hop
Discover the lost monster kangaroos, how indigenous people hunted and used kangaroos, how to tell a kangaroo from a wallaby and what to do if you find a kangaroo by the side of a road.
ISBN 9780732285449
Publisher Angus & Robertson (HarperCollins), 2008
French, Jackie & Whatley, Bruce (ill)
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How I alienated my grandmother
After discovering a long buried, mysterious device in his back yard, Michael inadvertently causes his Gran to become inhabited by an alien. Michael and his best friend, Elvis set out to remedy the situation, only to discover the future of the Earth is at stake. Elvis is the expert in science fiction and technology, while Michael is quick thinking and can scheme his way out of trouble, as quickly as he gets into it.
ISBN 9781775433064
Publisher Scholastic New Zealand, 2015
Main, Suzanne
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How Lunchbox Jones saved me from robots, traitors and Missy the Cruel
Luke Abbott's school is the losing-est school in the history of losing. And that's just fine for him. He'd rather be at home playing video games and avoiding his older brother Rob and the Greatest Betrayal of All Time. But now he's being forced to join the robotics team, where surely he'll help uphold the school's losing streak. He'll also meet a colorful cast of characters, including: Mikayla, the girl who does everything with her toes; Jacob and Jacob, who aren't twins but might as well be; the sunflower seed-obsessed Stuart; and Missy the Cruel, Luke's innocent-looking bully since they were six-years-old. But it's an unlikely connection with a mysterious boy known only as "Lunchbox Jones" that will change Luke's life. Turns out, Luke and Lunchbox Jones have a lot more in common than just robots.
ISBN 9781681194417
Publisher Bloomsbury, 2015
Brown, Jennifer
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How nearly everything was invented by the Brainwaves
Through labelled diagrams, the Brainwaves present the inventing of the lens, steam engine, light bulb, generator, internal combustion engine, transistor, gunpowder, and many other everyday inventions and scientific discoveries.
ISBN 9781405329781
Publisher Dorling Kindersley, 2008
Topics / STEM /
MacLeod, Jilly & Swerling, Lisa (ill) & Lazar, Ralph (ill)
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How Obelix fell into the magic potion
Obelix is shy, overweight and bullied. Asterix decides to help him by getting him to drink some of Getafix's magic potion. But, Obelix slips and falls in.
ISBN 9780340651483
Series Asterix series (36 of 41)
Publisher Hodder Children's Books (UK), 1997
Goscinny, Rene & Uderzo, Albert
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How robots work
Learn about how robots move, are programmed and feel.
ISBN 9781420205503
Series Robots and robotics series (3 of 6)
Publisher Macmillan Education Australia Pty Ltd, 2007
Hyland, Tony
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How to be a great detective
Claudia is convinced the stain on the path is blood. That means murder and she wonders who is dead and who is the killer. Claudia sets out to gather the evidence and to bring the killer to justice, jumping to conclusions along the way.
ISBN 9780143301004
Publisher Penguin, 2004
Dubosarsky, Ursula
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How to catch a fish
Factual guide for people who fish. Contains images, diagrams and text boxes with descriptions and Information about different breeds.
ISBN 9781865046549
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2005
Thornton, J D
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How to eat fried worms
The humorous account of a fifty dollar bet for Billy to eat fifteen worms.
ISBN 9780440445456
Publisher Bantam Doubleday Dell Publishing Group Inc, 1996
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How to guzzle your garden
This book enables the reader to select seeds, grow, cook and eat the produce.
ISBN 9780207197932
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, UK, 1999
French, Jackie
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How to live forever
A boy in search of a missing book, lost over two hundred years ago, looks in a library that holds a complete collection of all the books ever published. The shelves come alive at night when the watchman has fallen asleep.
ISBN 9780099461814
Publisher Red Fox, 1998
Thompson, Colin
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How to raise and keep a dragon
All you need to know about choosing and raising your dragon. Detailed information on differing breeds, the advantages of one over another as a pet and valuable information on equipment and lifestyle changes that may be required.
ISBN 9780732284091
Publisher HarperCollins Australia, 2006
Topics / Year 6 easy reads /
Topsell, John & Nigg, Joseph (ed)
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How to save the universe in 10 easy steps
Cooper and Molly are twins but, on the eve of his tenth birthday, Cooper discovers Molly is actually an alien sent to protect and help him fulfil his destiny. One day, he is going to save the universe. Cooper doesn't think he has any special skills so he wonders how on earth, or rather Peregrination, is he going to do it.
ISBN 9781743319000
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2014
Rushby, Allison
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How to speak dolphin
Lily's life seems to revolve around her half-brother, Adam, who has autism. She has little time for friends or activities. Her stepfather doesn't acknowledge that Adam needs to attend a special school and Lily has yet to get over the grief of losing her mother in a car accident. When Adam meets Nori, a young dolphin with cancer, they bond instantly. But, Lily wants to get real help for Adam and help Nori to regain her freedom, without betraying her family.
ISBN 9780545676052
Publisher Scholastic US, 2015
Rorby, Ginny
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Hugo Pepper
Hugo Pepper, a foundling raised by reindeer herders, discovers that he is really the child of ill-fated explorers. As Hugo searches for his true identity, he learns that his grandfather has mysteriously disappeared, leaving his Gazette, the Firefly Quarterly in the hands of an unscrupulous gossip slinger. Hugo must piece together the mystery of his grandfather and restore the Gazette to its former glory.
ISBN 9780385607254
Series Far-flung adventures series (3 of 3)
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2006
Stewart, Paul & Riddell, Chris (ill)
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Hunters and hunted
The animal kingdom is a dangerous place, especially at mealtimes. While hunters are out searching for their dinner, the hunted are using all sorts of tricks just to stay alive. Welcome to the frightening and dangerous world of the hunters and the hunted.
ISBN 9781742033365
Publisher Wild Dog Books, 2014
Hope, Charles
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Find out how catastrophic storms and hurricanes form, and why they rage through the same regions. Chart the deadliest hurricanes in history and the damage they cause. Eyewitness accounts and dramatic photography tell the story of the world's deadliest weather.
ISBN 9781426201127
Series Witness to disaster series (5 books)
Publisher National Geographic Society, 2007
Fradin, Judy & Dennis
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This series presents the science behind some of the world's worst natural disasters. Find out what causes these catastrophic events, where they happen, how warning systems work and what distaer relief is provided. Includes photographs, maps, disaster files and a glossary of terms.
ISBN 9781420205312
Series Natural disasters series (3 of 6)
Publisher MacMillan, 2007
Topics / STEM /
Park, Louise
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Hush treasure book, The
A joyous compilation of short stories, poems and artwork by 30 renowned Australian authors & illustrators. A CD of music is included.
ISBN 9781760112790
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2015
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