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Hairs in the palm of the hand
A story that features civil rights for women.
ISBN 9780722657287
Publisher Viking Children's, 1981
Mark, Jan
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Half the battle
AFL at Port Road High is off to a shaky start. The hardest thing to do is organise a bunch of misfits into a cohesive team.
ISBN 9781862916777
Publisher Omnibus Books, 2006
Henderson, Don
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Hamlet
On a dark winter night, a ghost walks the ramparts of Elsinore Castle in Denmark. Discovered first by a pair of watchmen, then by the scholar Horatio, the ghost resembles the recently deceased King Hamlet, whose brother Claudius has inherited the throne and married the king's widow, Queen Gertrude. Usually read by students in Years 9, 10 or above.
ISBN 9781107615489
Series Shakespeare original plays mature reads (15 books)
Publisher Cambridge University Press, 2014
Shakespeare, William & Andrews, Richard (ed) & Gibson, Rex (ed) & Wienand, Vicki (ed)
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Hamlet
It is 2017. Climate change has devastated the Earth which is now a cyberworld in constant dread of war. Denmark has grown prosperous but the King has recently died. Young Prince Hamlet's grief over his father's death turns to something far darker when the ghost of his father appears to him. Graphic (Manga) novel with authentic Shakespearean text. Usually read by students in Years 9, 10 and above.
ISBN 9780955285615
Series Manga Shakespeare series (2 of 9)
Publisher SelfMadeHero, 2007
Topics / Graphic novels /
Shakespeare, William & Appignanesi, Richard (adapt) & Vieceli, Emma (ill)
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Handles
A girl, who is mad about motor bikes, finds happiness in a run-down bike shop. Usually read by students in Years 9, 10 or above.
ISBN 9780143015871
Publisher Viking Children's, 1987
Mark, Jan & Parkins, David
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Handmaid's Tale, The
Offred is a Handmaid in the Republic of Gilead. She has only one function: to breed. If she deviates, she will, like dissenters, be hanged at the wall or sent out to die slowly of radiation sickness. But even a repressive state cannot obliterate desire - neither Offred's nor that of the two men on which her future hangs. Usually read by students in Years 9, 10 and above.
ISBN 9780099511663
Publisher Penguin, 2010
Atwood, Margaret
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Happiest refugee, The
Anh Do, comedian and television personality, arrived in Australia as a baby in a boat full of desperate family members who suffered the perils of the sea. A mother's sacrifice, a father's heroism and their adventures in a new land are inspiring. Some strong language used in context. Usually read by students in Years 9, 10 and above.
ISBN 9781742372389
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2010
Do, Anh
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Happy prince, The and other stories
A collection of Wilde's classic stories that include The Selfish Giant and The Happy Prince. The story of the statue of a once pleasure-loving Prince who, with the help of a once selfish swallow, helps the poor and suffering people in their distress.
ISBN 9781853261237
Publisher Wordsworth Editions Ltd, 2002
Wilde, Oscar
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Haroun and the sea of stories
Haroun's father is the greatest of all storytellers. His magical stories bring laughter to the sad city of Alifbay. One terrible day, everything goes wrong and his father runs out of stories to tell. Haroun is determined to return the storyteller's gift.
ISBN 9780140366501
Publisher Puffin Australia, 1993
Rushdie, Salman
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Harp at midnight, The
When thirteen year old Andrew Ferguson goes to stay in an old house in Ireland, he is immediately plunged into the mysteries of Irish legend.
ISBN 9780091838751
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 1999
Mor, Caiseal
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Harper effect, The
Harper Hunter doesn't know how it came to this. Her tennis dreams are collapsing: her coach says she doesn't have what it takes to make it in the world of professional tennis. Her new doubles partner is moody, mysterious and angry at the world. What is he hiding? She is in love with Jacob, but he is her sister's boyfriend. Or, he was. Harper could never betray Aria with Jacob, could she? As Harper's heart and dreams pull her in different directions, she has to figure out exactly what she wants. And just how hard she's willing to fight to get it. Usually read by students in Years 9, 10 or above.
ISBN 9781760552091
Publisher Pan MacMillan, 2017
Bashford, Taryn
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Harriet Tubman: leading the way to freedom
Called the Moses of her people for leading slaves northward to freedom, Harriet Tubman successfully escaped in her twenties and put herself in constant danger to help other slaves achieve liberty. When the Civil War began, this freedom fighter spied for the Union and became the first American woman to plan and direct a battle.
ISBN 9781402741173
Series Sterling biographies series (20 of 29)
Publisher Sterling Publishing Co, 2008
Calkhoven, Laurie
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Harriet's ghost
Harriet's best friend at the ballet academy is suffering from an eating disorder. The ghost of a ballerina who died tragically young attempts to contact the girls to save Marianne from death.
ISBN 9780340881569
Publisher Hodder Children's Books (Australia), 2005
Crowley, Bridget
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Harry Houdini: death-defying showman
With seemingly impossible escapes and incredible feats of illusion, Harry Houdini lived a life so fantastic that it seems almost too amazing even for fiction. Beyond his on-stage magic, Houdini was an airplane pioneer, movie star and debunker of frauds. One of his greatest tricks was hanging by his ankles, wrapped in a straightjacket, and freeing himself in less than three minutes.
ISBN 9781402732621
Series Sterling biographies series (12 of 29)
Publisher Sterling Publishing Co, 2007
Mullin, Rita Thievon
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Harry Potter and the cursed child
It was always difficult being Harry Potter. It isn't much easier now that he is an overworked employee of the Ministry of Magic, a husband and father of three school-age children. While Harry grapples with a past that refuses to stay where it belongs, his youngest son, Albus, must struggle with the weight of a family legacy he never wanted. As past and present fuse ominously, both father and son learn the uncomfortable truth - sometimes, darkness comes from unexpected places.
ISBN 9780751565355
Series Harry Potter universe series (8 books)
Publisher Little, Brown & Co, 2016
Rowling, J K & Tiffany, John & Thorne, Jack
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Harry Potter and the deathly hallows
As he climbs into the sidecar of Hagrid's motorbike and takes to the skies, leaving Privet Drive for the last time, Harry Potter knows that Lord Voldemort and the Death Eaters are not far behind. The protective charm that has kept Harry safe until now is now broken, but he cannot keep hiding. The Dark Lord is breathing fear into everything Harry loves, and to stop him Harry will have to find and destroy the remaining Horcruxes. The final battle must begin - Harry must stand and face his enemy.
ISBN 9780747591078
Series Harry Potter series (7 of 7)
Publisher Bloomsbury, 2007
Rowling, J K
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Harry Potter and the goblet of fire
When the Quidditch World Cup is disrupted by Voldemort's rampaging supporters and the terrifying Dark Mark appears against the night sky, it is obvious to Harry Potter that, far from weakening, Voldemort is getting stronger. Back at Hogwarts for the fourth year Harry is astonished to be chosen to represent the school in the Triwizard Tournament. The competition is dangerous, the tasks terrifying, and true courage is no guarantee of survival - especially with the Dark Lord's forces on the rise.
ISBN 9780747550990
Series Harry Potter series (4 of 7)
Publisher Bloomsbury, 2000
Rowling, J K
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Harry Potter and the half-blood prince
In the midst of this battle between good and evil, Harry Potter is in his sixth year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Voldemort's power and followers are increasing day-by-day and danger is all around.
ISBN 9780747584667
Series Harry Potter series (6 of 7)
Publisher Bloomsbury, 2006
Rowling, J K
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Harry Potter and the order of the phoenix
Harry and his friends are again pitted against the evil Lord Voldemort. The Order of the Phoenix must protect Harry and take on those who abuse their power in the Ministry of Magic. The bonds of wizardry and friendship are sorely tested.
ISBN 9780439358064
Series Harry Potter series (5 of 7)
Publisher Scholastic UK, 2003
Rowling, J K
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Harry Potter 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 Harry Potter series (7 books)
Rowling, J K
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Harry Potter universe series
Any three titles read from this series can be included as official Challenge books; up to five more titles can be included as your personal choice books. To see the individual book titles and their PRC ID numbers, go to the Series lists on the Booklists page, on the website. Or, you can search for a series name or the individual titles by using the Search function on the top left hand corner of the screen.
Series Harry Potter universe series (8 books)
Various
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Harry Potter: A history of magic
Harry Potter: A History of Magic is the official book of the record-breaking British Library exhibition, a once-in-a-lifetime collaboration between Bloomsbury, J.K. Rowling and a team of brilliant curators. This gorgeous book takes readers on a fascinating journey through the subjects studied at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, from Astronomy and Potions through to Herbology and Care of Magical Creatures. Readers will be able to pore over ancient spell books, amazing illuminated scrolls that reveal the secret of the Elixir of Life, vials of dragon's blood, mandrake roots, painted centaurs and a genuine witch's broomstick, in a book that shows J.K. Rowling's magical inventions alongside their cultural and historical forebears.
ISBN 9781526607072
Series Harry Potter universe series (8 books)
Publisher Bloomsbury, 2019
British Library
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Harry's war
A mystery surrounds Harry's late father, a Vietnam veteran. Grandfather knows but he won't say, and no-one in Harry's family wants to have anything to do with Grandpa. Harry spends a lot of time recording Grandpa's memories of heroic action in World War ll. After Grandpa addresses Harry's class at school, the mystery is solved, leaving Harry devastated. Some adult themes and coarse language in context. Usually read by students in Years 9, 10 or above.
ISBN 9781862919273
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2011
Heffernan, John
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Hatchet
The only survivor of a light plane crash in the Canadian wilderness, Brian must learn to exist among wild animals and find a way back to civilisation.
ISBN 9780689826993
Publisher Simon & Schuster, 1999
Paulsen, Gary
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Hatchet: the truth
Gary Paulsen has used his experience, learning the secrets of survival in the remote northern wilderness, to write the Hatchet novels, in which a man crash lands and has to struggle to stay alive. The true-life experiences behind his books.
ISBN 9780330483629
Publisher Macmillan Education Australia Pty Ltd, 2001
Paulsen, Gary
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Hate is such a strong word
Seventeen-year-old Sophie hates Monday mornings, socks worn with sandals, and having to strategise like she's a battle sergeant every time she asks her parents if she can go out. But she especially hates being stereotyped because she's Lebanese. When New Guy, Shehadie Goldsmith, is alienated at her Lebanese school because his dad's Australian, she hates the way it makes her feel. Like she's just as prejudiced as everyone else. Like she could make a difference if she stopped pretending she's invisible. Like the attraction between them might be too strong to fight... But hate is such a strong word... Can Sophie find the strength to speak out - even if it means going against everything she's been brought up to believe? Usually read by students in Years 9, 10 or above.
ISBN 9780732296841
Publisher HarperCollins Australia, 2013
Ayoub, Sarah
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Hate race, The
Suburban Australia. Sweltering heat. A three bedroom blonde-brick house, a family of five with a beaten-up Ford Falcon. Vegemite on toast. Maxine Beneba Clarke's life is just like all the other Aussie kids on her street. Except for one, glaring, inescapably obvious thing. A challenging read. Usually read by students in Years 9, 10 or above.
ISBN 9780733632280
Publisher Hachette Children's Books, 2016
Beneba Clarke, Maxine
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Hate u give, The
Sixteen-year-old Starr lives in two worlds: the poor neighbourhood where she was born and raised and her posh high school in the suburbs. The uneasy balance between them is shattered when Starr is the only witness to the fatal shooting of her unarmed best friend, Khalil, by a police officer. Now what Starr says could destroy her community. It could also get her killed. Inspired by the Black Lives Matter movement, this is a powerful and gripping YA novel about one girl's struggle for justice. Usually read by students in years 9, 10 and above.
ISBN 9781406387933
Publisher Walker Books, 2018
Thomas, Angie
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Hatshepsut: the lost Pharaoh of Egypt
Hatshepsut was the eldest daughter of Tuthmosis I, a pharaoh who ruled Egypt. Her mother was Queen Ahmose. Explore the mystery surrounding her life and her reign. You can decide if she was a strong ruling pharaoh or a power-hungry princess.
ISBN 9781742030135
Publisher Black Dog Books, 2008
Wilkinson, Carole
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Haunting of Lily Frost, The
When Lily Frost's parents move to a country town called Gideon, things are dire. Lily has left her best friend and knows no one. But, someone seems to know her and it isn't exactly welcoming. Lily is thrown into the path of cute local boy, Danny, but he's not giving anything away. It's up to Lily to make sense of the watery footprints on her floor and the cold air that constantly seeps into her bones.
ISBN 9780702250156
Publisher University of Queensland Press, 2014
Weetman, Nova
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Haunting, The
A child begins to receive strange messages and learns about a family legacy.
ISBN 9780140363258
Publisher Penguin, 2000
Mahy, Margaret
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Havoc
The city is split in two by warring factions, either side of the river. When Nik saves a stranger from the debris, she keeps repeating the word 'havoc'. As he delves further, Nik uncovers a complex web of power, fear and betrayal that enwraps the city. He also learns more about his parents, finds out who he can trust and is forced to make an impossible choice. Usually read by students in Years 9, 10 or above.
ISBN 9781922147295
Publisher Text Publishing Co, 2015
Higgins, Jane
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Head book, The
A quick-fix guide to general knowledge and trivia. Everything you needed to know, and maybe didn't even know to ask, explained with wit and clarity. Usually read by students in Years 9, 10 or above.
ISBN 9780330363211
Publisher Pan MacMillan, 2001
Marsden, John
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Headgames
Steven's obsession with Avery leads him into what seems to be a childish game. It is, in fact, a very dangerous game. The players include Steven's unsuspecting friend, Tala, Connor, who is rumoured to have been in juvenile detention and may be a dealer, and his sister, Jade, a very hostile goth, and Avery. Their journey of self-realisation has unexpected outcomes. Mature themes and strong language in context. Usually read by students in Years 9, 10 and above.
ISBN 9781741663532
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2010
Lever, Casey
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Health=life
Find out some of the things being done to create a healthier future for Australia's Indigenous people and to overcome the impacts of past events. Read how health is linked to history, life experiences and the environment, as well as to medical treatment.
ISBN 9781865045047
Series Reconciliation - for older students series (3 of 7)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2004
Jennings, Karen & Cunningham, Joan
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Heart forger, The
Tea, a bone witch who can resurrect the dead, is done with her self-imposed exile. She now possesses all seven bezoars she needs to revive the powerful daeva. With the help of these terrible monsters, she can finally enact her revenge against the royals who wronged her and took the life of her one true love. Alliances and allegiances are shifting, and danger lurks in and out of the kingdom. But Tea's heart is set on vengeance, even if it turns her against her now-estranged brother, who supports her enemies. War is brewing, and when dark magic is at play, no one is safe. Usually read by students in years 9, 10 and above.
ISBN 9781492635857
Publisher Sourcebooks Inc, 2018
Chupeco, Rin
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Heart of danger
Juno and her family arrive at their new home But, when Hera senses danger, they move back to New Plymouth and Fairlands School. Juno is reluctant to return to Fairlands, where Hilto's son goes, and where the handsome Ivor makes her uncomfortable and confused. When Hera is taken by mysterious strangers, Juno must use her special mind powers to save her sister. Usually read by students in Years 9, 10 or above.
ISBN 9781869795436
Series Juno of Taris series (3 of 3)
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2011
Beale, Fleur
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Heartland: coming home
Endurance overcoming grief and the importance of family and friends. Heartland is a recovery centre for horses that have been rescued from neglect and physical cruelty. Amy and her mum try to rescue an abandoned stallion but disaster strikes.
ISBN 9780439997959
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2000
Brooke, Lauren
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Heartstopper: Boy meets boy
Charlie and Nick are total opposites. Charlie is gay, is a bit of a nerd and plays the drums, while Nick is a star player on the school's rugby team. In fact, they'd never even noticed each other until they were made to sit next to each other. As time passes, Nick and Charlie become close friends. Charlie slowly begins to fall for Nick, who is straight, but love works in mysterious ways. Usually read by students in years 9, 10 & above.
ISBN 9781444951387
Publisher Hodder & Stoughton, 2019
Oseman, Alice
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Heartstream
Heartstream: The app that allows you to feel everything. Amy Becker is a star. She's used Heartstream to broadcast every moment of her mother's illness. It's the realest, rawest reality TV imaginable, and it's everywhere. On the day of her mother's funeral, she goes home to find a fan of hers in the kitchen. The woman has rigged the house, and herself with explosives - and she's been waiting to talk to Amy for a very long time. Amy is about to discover just how far true obsession can go. Usually read by students in years 9, 10 and above.
ISBN 9781406378184
Publisher Walker Books, 2019
Pollock, Tom
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Helen Keller: courage in darkness
Helen Keller lived in darkness and silence but she dazzled the world with her accomplishments. Find out about the illness that destroyed her sight and hearing, her explosive first meeting with her teacher, her struggle to become the first blind/deaf student ever awarded a degree from Radcliffe College and her life as a writer, lecturer and world traveller.
ISBN 9781402751479
Series Sterling biographies series (27 of 29)
Publisher Sterling Publishing Co, 2009
Berne, Emma Carlson
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Helicopter man
Pete and his dad are running from the secret service. Pete is confused about his life and his dad's behaviour but knows they must hide when they hear a helicopter. A sensitive and empathetic story of mental illness. Adult themes and strong language. Usually read by students in Years 9, 10 or above.
ISBN 9780747575498
Publisher Bloomsbury, 2005
Fensham, Elizabeth
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Hell and high water
In eighteenth century Devon, Caleb, travels with his father, living off the earnings from their Punch and Judy show. When his father is wrongly arrested for stealing and transported to the Colonies, Caleb is left alone. After a desperate journey in search of an aunt he's never met, he receives a strange, cold welcome. Then, a body washes up on the nearby beach and Caleb is caught up in a terrifying net of lies and intrigue. Soon, he and his new family are in mortal danger.
ISBN 9781406366914
Publisher Walker Books, 2016
Landman, Tanya
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Henry Lawson Treasury
Henry Lawson, one of Australia's most famous writers, was known as the 'Poet of the People', Lawson's writing captures life in the Australian bush and the hardships and everyday lives of ordinary Australians in the 1800s. Lawson's stories and poems are full of the drama and often absurd humour that characterised life in the Australian outback in the early years of our nation.
ISBN 9780857985132
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2014
Lawson, Henry & Davis, Oslo (ill)
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Henry VIII
A graphic re-telling of Shakespeare's classic historical play. Henry, a proud and wilful monarch, defies Rome's ban on divorce to marry the beguiling Anne Boleyn. Despite attempts to sway the Pope by Cardinal Wolsley, England's powerful Lord Chancellor, the Catholic Church plunges into chaos, signalling the beginning of the Church of England. Anne, the new queen, gives birth to a girl who will become England's most famous monarch - Elizabeth I.
ISBN 9781906838027
Series Manga Shakespeare series (14 of 9)
Publisher SelfMadeHero, 2009
Shakespeare, William & Appignanesi, Richard (adapt) & Kutsuwada, Chie (ill)
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Hero of Little Street, The
Escaping from some bullies, Boy slips into a grand, old gallery full of treasures, paintings and mystery. When he is befriended by a little dog, they venture into a famous Dutch painting and are transported to seventeenth century Holland where the streets are dangerous places for a dog. This wordless picture book is part of the Boy Bear series, which includes The Boy, the Bear, the Baron, the Bard and Midsummer Knight.
ISBN 9781741145243
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2009
Rogers, Gregory
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Heroes of Tobruk
When World War II is declared in 1939, Peter and his friend, Tony, put their ages up and enlist in the Australian army. Written as diary entries, giving a gripping and informative insight into their experiences in the Middle East, particularly at Tobruk. Provides a clear picture of the challenges and horrors of war. Usually read by students in Years 9, 10 and above.
ISBN 9781741690774
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2008
Mulligan, David
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Heroes: Australians at their best
Australia's great heroes at their most decisive moments.
ISBN 9781876580131
Publisher Phoenix Education, 2001
Baillie, Allan
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Heroic lives of Al Capsella, The
A witty and dry account of a teenage boy's struggle to get by in his teenage years and his quest for normalcy. Usually read by students in Years 9, 10 or above.
ISBN 9780702230615
Publisher University of Queensland Press, 2000
Clarke, Judith
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Hexenhaus
In 1628, Veronica and her brother flee for their lives into the German woods after their father is burned at the stake. At the dawn of the eighteenth century, Scottish maid Katherine is lured into political dissent after her parents are butchered for their beliefs. In present-day Australia, Paisley navigates her way through the burning torches of small-town gossip after her mother's new-age shop comes under scrutiny. A powerful historical novel about three young women caught in the hysteria of their own times.
ISBN 9780702254253
Publisher University of Queensland Press, 2016
McWatters, Nikki
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Hidden figures
Before Neil Armstrong walked on the moon, a group of professionals worked as 'Human Computers', calculating the flight paths that would enable these historic achievements. Among these were a coterie of bright, talented African-American women. Segregated from their white counterparts, these women used pencil and paper to write the equations that would launch rockets, and astronauts, into space. Moving from World War II through NASA's golden age, touching on the civil rights era, the Space Race, the Cold War, and the women'sd rights movement, 'Hidden Figures' interweaves a rich history of mankind's greatest adventure with the intimate stories of five courageous women whose work forever changed the world.
ISBN 9780008201326
Publisher HarperCollins Australia, 2016
Topics / Biography /
Shetterly, Margot Lee
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High king, The
Death Lord Arawn has stolen the black sword Dyrnwyn, the most powerful weapon in the kingdom. At the request of Prince Gwydion, Taran rallies old and new friends to raise an army to march against Arawn's terrible warriors. Together, they must battle through a frozen wasteland to Mount Dragon, where a deadly confrontation awaits and Taran's true destiny will at last be fulfilled.
ISBN 9780746068380
Series The Chronicles of Prydain series (5 of 5)
Publisher Usborne Publishing Ltd, 2011
Alexander, Lloyd
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High Rhulain
Tiria Wildlough is an otter maid touched by the paw of Destiny. Her tale is an adventure which takes her from Redwall Abbey, across the wild Western sea to the mysterious Green Isle. There she will fulfil an ancient prophesy.
ISBN 9780141381916
Series Redwall series (18 of 22)
Publisher Penguin, 2005
Jacques, Brian
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Highwayman's curse, The
On the run from the redcoats, the two young highwaymen, Will and Bess, find themselves in Scotland, blamed for a murder they did not commit. They are captured by smugglers and become embroiled in religious hatred and revenge that goes back for generations. Will and Bess will have to make decisions and choices that will test their courage to the limit.
ISBN 9781406303124
Publisher Walker Books, 2007
Morgan, Nicola
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Highwayman's footsteps, The
William de Lacy, the high born son of a gentleman, is on the run for stealing money and a horse. These are hanging offences and Will and the mysterious Bess must be resourceful and brave enough to survive an eighteenth century highwayman's life.
ISBN 9781406303117
Publisher Walker Books, 2006
Morgan, Nicola
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Highwayman, The
A classic adventure and tragic love story told in verse, about the betrayal of heroic Bess and her dashing highwayman.
ISBN 9780192723703
Publisher Oxford University Press, 1999
Noyes, Alfred
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Hilda and the bird parade
Finding herself lost on the streets of Trolberg, Hilda befriends a talking raven. Together, they encounter all manner of bizarre creatures, from outcast Trolls to ferocious Salt Lions and deadly Rat Kings. Maybe, the city isn't so boring after all. As the pair try to find their way home, it becomes clear that the amnesiac raven has an important mission to attend to, if only he could remember what it was. A graphic novel.
ISBN 9781909263062
Series Hilda graphic novel series (6 books)
Publisher Flying Eye Books, 2013
Topics / Graphic novels /
Pearson, Luke
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Hilda and the black hound
Hilda meets the Nisse, a mischievous but charismatic bunch of misfits who occupy a world beside but, also, somehow within our own, and where the rules of physics don't quite match up. Meanwhile, on the streets of Trolberg, a dark spectre looms. A graphic novel.
ISBN 9781909263185
Series Hilda graphic novel series (6 books)
Publisher Flying Eye Books, 2014
Topics / Graphic novels /
Pearson, Luke
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Hilda and the midnight giant
Hilda finds her world turned upside down as she faces the prospect of leaving her snow-capped birthplace for the hum of the megalopolis, where her mother, an architect, has been offered a prestigious job. During Hilda's daily one-and-a-half hour trek to school, she looks for ways to stall her mother's decision. She conspires with the beings of the mystical Blue Forest to delay the inevitable. But, we don't know whether they will they help or hinder her. And, more importantly, we need to know who is the mysterious giant that turns up at night. A graphic novel.
ISBN 9781909263796
Series Hilda graphic novel series (6 books)
Publisher Nobrow, 2016
Topics / Graphic novels /
Pearson, Luke
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Hilda and the stone forest
Hilda and her mum have relaxed into city life now, but Hilda is starting to shirk her responsibilities and has enough magical friends and tricky ways that it's easy for her to defy her mother's wishes. After a daring escape attempt, the pair find themselves on the other side of the wall, furious with each other and forced to embark on a dangerous adventure through the land of the trolls.
ISBN 9781909263741
Series Hilda graphic novel series (6 books)
Publisher Nobrow, 2016
Topics / Graphic novels /
Pearson, Luke
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Hilda and the troll
While on an expedition to illustrate the magical creatures of the mountains around her home, Hilda spots a mountain troll. As she sketches, Hilda nods off but, when she wakes, the troll has totally disappeared. Even worse, Hilda is lost in a snowstorm. On her way home, Hilda befriends a lonely wooden man and narrowly avoids getting squashed by a lost giant. A graphic novel.
ISBN 9781909263147
Series Hilda graphic novel series (6 books)
Publisher Flying Eye Books, 2013
Topics / Graphic novels /
Pearson, Luke
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Hilda graphic novel series
Any three titles read from this series can be included as official Challenge books; up to five more titles can be included as your personal choice books. To see the individual book titles and their PRC ID numbers, go to the Series lists on the Booklists page, on the website. Or, you can search for a series name or the individual titles by using the Search function on the top left hand corner of the screen.
Series Hilda graphic novel series (6 books)
Pearson, Luke
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Hildafolk
Hilda is sitting in her tent, listening to the thunder passing overhead, when she hears a bell. As she hurtles towards the vanishing tinkling sound, Hilda unwittingly embarks on an adventure into strange worlds, ruled by magical forces. A graphic novel.
ISBN 9781907704048
Series Hilda graphic novel series (6 books)
Publisher Nobrow, 2010
Topics / Graphic novels /
Pearson, Luke
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Hired girl, The
Fourteen year old Joan Skraggs yearns for real life and true love, just like the heroines in her beloved novels. But, there is little hope for adventure, beauty or art on a farm in Pennsylvania, where the work never ends, looking after her father and three brothers. When she can't take any more, Joan escapes to the city, finding a kitchen maid's position in a Jewish household. Here, she grows as a person and her strict religious upbringing is tempered, as she learns more about her employers' beliefs and world events.
ISBN 9781406361407
Publisher Walker Books, 2015
Schlitz, Laura Amy
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His name was Walter
'Once upon a time, in a dark city far away, there lived a boy called Walter, who had nothing but his name to call his own...' The handwritten book, with its strangely vivid illustrations, has been hidden in the old house for a long, long time. Tonight, four kids and their teacher will find it. Tonight, at last, the haunting story of Walter and the mysterious, tragic girl called Sparrow will be read - right to the very end...
ISBN 9781460756188
Publisher Angus & Robertson (HarperCollins), 2018
Rodda, Emily
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History of cricket, A
Cricket is a worldwide sport, which is even played on ice. Discover where it began, how the rules were created, who was the man behind the famous Lords ground in England and how Australia was the country to invent one day internationals.
ISBN 9781742030586
Publisher Black Dog Books, 2009
Chambers, Catherine
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History of fashion, A
A beautifully illustrated book that tells the story of how fashion has changed and evolved over thousands of years. From animal skins worn by the very first people, to flapper dresses, flares and other modern fashions in the 20th century.
ISBN 9781474924931
Publisher Usborne Publishing Ltd, 2017
Bone, Emily & Cowan, Laura
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Hit list
Ash and Benjamin are thieves. They find stolen artefacts and return them to their owners. When they try to rescue Alice B from the only place in the world who know more than the CIA, they encounter assassins, huge swimming pools and Ghosts. Includes violence. Usually read by students in years 9,10 and above.
ISBN 9780330425841
Publisher Pan MacMillan, 2010
Heath, Jack
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Hitchhiker's guide to the galaxy, The
The hilarious saga of a pair of Earth refugees who stumble on the meaning of life after the planet is destroyed.
ISBN 9780330491198
Series Hitchhiker's guide to the galaxy NEW SERIES 2021 (1 of 99)
Publisher Pan Macmillan London, 2002
Adams, Douglas
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Hitler's daughter
While waiting for the school bus, Mark, Anna, Ben and Little Tracey tell each other stories to pass the time. One of these stories is about Heidi, a mystery daughter of Adolf Hitler in Germany, during World War II.
ISBN 9780060086534
Series The Hitler trilogy series (3 books)
Publisher HarperCollins Australia, 2003
French, Jackie
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Hive
Hayley tends to her bees and follows the rules in the only world she has ever known. Until she witnesses the impossible: a drip from the ceiling. A drip? It doesn't make sense. Yet she hears it, catches it. Tastes it. Curiosity is a hook. What starts as a drip leads to a lie, a death, a boy, a beast, and too many awful questions.
ISBN 9781760556433
Publisher Pan MacMillan, 2018
Betts, A.J.
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Ho ho ho mystery, The
Can Harry Pigg find and save Santa before it's too late. Why would anyone want to kidnap such a great guy.
ISBN 9780007364015
Series Third Pig Detective Agency, The series (2 of 3)
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, UK, 2010
Burke, Bob
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Hobbit, The
In this classic story, hobbits are small but heroic people who live in The Shire in Middle Earth. Bilbo Baggins, a hobbit who lives in Bag End, goes on a quest with the wizard, Gandalf.
ISBN 9780006754022
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, UK, 1999
Tolkien, J R R
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Hold my hand or else
A story about the relationships between young people and their parents in a seaside community. It's about starting high school, first love and difficult sisters.
ISBN 9780091827083
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 1993
Clark, Margaret
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Holes
Stanley is not surprised when a miscarriage of justice sends him to Camp Green Lake Juvenile Detention Centre. Nor is he surprised when he is told that his daily labour is to dig a hole, five foot wide and five foot deep, and report anything he finds in it.
ISBN 9780747563662
Publisher Bloomsbury, 2003
Sachar, Louis
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Hollow City: Second novel of Miss Peregrine's peculiar children
September 3, 1940. Ten peculiar children flee an army of deadly monsters. And only one person can help them - but she's trapped in the body of a bird. The extraordinary journey that began in Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children continues as Jacob Portman and his newfound friends journey to London, the peculiar capital of the world. There, they hope to find a cure for their beloved headmistress, Miss Peregrine. But in this war-torn city, hideous surprises lurk around every corner. And before Jacob can deliver the peculiar children to safety, he must make an important decision about his love for Emma Bloom. Usually read by students in years 9, 10 and above.
ISBN 9781594747359
Series Miss Peregrine's peculiar children NEW SERIES 2020 (2 of 5)
Publisher Quirk Books, 2015
Riggs, Ransom
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Home and away
Everyone wants a safe place, a place to share with people they love and to call home. Torn from everything they know and love, a young boy and his family struggle to survive the harsh realities of living life as refugees. A harrowing read for refugees from other lands, a disturbingly thought-provoking read for those of us who have always lived in peace and with plenty.
ISBN 9780734410566
Publisher Lothian Books, 2008
Marsden, John & Ottley, Matt (ill)
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Homelands and frontiers
Tracing the clashes between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, and the Europeans who tried to move them from their land. Usually read by students in Years 9, 10 or above.
ISBN 9781862913875
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 1999
Tucker, Alan
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Homeless bird
At thirteen, Koly enters a traditional Indian, arranged marriage and is widowed in months. She is imprisoned in her husband's home until abandoned to spend her days in worship with other widows. Koly discovers opportunities and savage crimes among those who would help her and those who would exploit her.
ISBN 9781845079772
Publisher Frances Lincoln, 2009
Whelan, Gloria
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Honeyman and the hunter, The
Rudra is an Indian-Australian boy at a crossroads, poised to step into the world of adulthood and to discover his cultural heritage and how that might truly define him. A wonderful exploration of dual heritage, cultural identity, family and the power of storytelling. Usually read by students in Years 9, 10 or above.
ISBN 9781760631871
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2019
Grant, Neil
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Hope Bay
A friendship between a young adolescent girl called Possum and Olga, a Dutch World War II refugee, reveals past and present histories, connections and relationships. Grief and loss are sensitively handled and resolved.
ISBN 9780143301523
Publisher Puffin Australia, 2005
Pluss, Nicole
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Hope in a ballet shoe
Michaela DePrince grew up in war-torn Sierra Leone, witnessing shocking atrocities. When her father is killed and her mother dies of famine, Michaela is sent to an orphanage. She is adopted by an American couple but life isn't without difficulties. When Michaela begins ballet lessons, she faces racism and prejudice, and has to fight for a place amongst the ballet elite to become an international ballet star.
ISBN 9780571314461
Publisher Faber & Faber, 2014
Topics / Displacement /
DePrince, Michaela & Elaine
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Horizon
When a plane crash-lands in the arctic, eight young survivors step from the wreckage expecting to see nothing but ice and snow. Instead they find themselves lost in a strange jungle with no way to get home and little hope of rescue. Food is running out. Water is scarce. And the jungle is full of threats unlike anything the survivors have ever seen before- from razor-beaked shredder birds to carnivorous vines and much, much worse. With danger at every turn, these eight kids must learn to work together to survive. But cliques and rivalries threaten to tear them apart. And not everyone will make it out of the jungle alive.
ISBN 9781743817605
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2017
Westerfeld, Scott
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Horned helmet
A novel set in Viking Britain. Beorn, a fugitive from Iceland, is adopted by a powerful Viking warrior.
ISBN 9781855493582
Treece, Henry
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Horowitz Horror
Short stories with twisted endings and horror themes including Bath night, Killer camera, Light moves, The night bus, Harriet's horrible dream, Scared, A career in computer games, The man with the yellow face and The monkey's ear.
ISBN 9780399244896
Series Horowitz horror series (1 of 8)
Publisher Philomel Books, 2006
Horowitz, Anthony
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Horowitz horror series
Any three titles read from this series can be included as official Challenge books; up to five more titles can be included as your personal choice books. To see the individual book titles and their PRC ID numbers, go to the Series lists on the Booklists page, on the website. Or, you can search for a series name or the individual titles by using the Search function on the top left hand corner of the screen.
Series Horowitz horror series (8 books)
Horowitz, Anthony
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Horrible histories series
Any three titles read from this series can be included as official Challenge books; up to five more titles can be included as your personal choice books. To see the individual book titles and their PRC ID numbers, go to the Series lists on the Booklists page, on the website. Or, you can search for a series name or the individual titles by using the Search function on the top left hand corner of the screen.
Series Horrible histories series (34 books)
Various
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Horrible histories: Blitzed Brits
Find out if you could have survived in the Blitz when all of London and many other English cities were bombed heavily and constantly. You might be the sort of person who would remember to always have a gas mask with you or who actually liked the meals that can be made with rationed food. You might even want to escape mum and dad for a bit but maybe not for six years. A sad time in history still had its funny moments.
ISBN 9781407103433
Series Horrible histories series (34 books)
Publisher Scholastic UK, 2007
Deary, Terry & Brown, Martin (ill) & Sheppard, Kate (ill)
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Horrible histories: Bloody Scotland
Tells the story of the Scots, from the desperate Dark Ages to the terrible 20th century. It provides facts on cool kings, cruel kings, mean queens and wise women. Find out about William Wallace, Braveheart and gory Scottish ghost stories.
ISBN 9780590543408
Series Horrible histories series (34 books)
Publisher Scholastic UK, 1998
Deary, Terry & Myers, Christopher (ill)
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Horrible histories: Cut-throat Celts
Discover the wild warriors who fought the Roman army with swords and spears while collecting human heads. If this bloodthirsty book isn't nasty enough for you, you must be a cut-throat Celt yourself.
ISBN 9781407139203
Series Horrible histories series (34 books)
Publisher Scholastic UK, 2008
Deary, Terry & Brown, Martin (ill)
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Horrible histories: Dark knights and dingy castles
Discover all the foul facts about dark knights and dingy castles, including why one nutty knight chopped off his own finger, the revolting truth about a gong-farmer's job and what went on in gruesome castle garderobes.
ISBN 9781407111834
Series Horrible histories series (34 books)
Publisher Scholastic UK, 2011
Deary, Terry & Reeve, Philip (ill)
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Horrible histories: Deadly days in history
The most horrible book yet. Take a whirlwind tour through the most dreadful, disastrous and deadly days in the whole of horrible history, from the grim Great Fire of Rome to the vile St Valentine's Day Massacre, leaving the gory bits in and the boring bits out.
ISBN 9781407121451
Series Horrible histories series (34 books)
Publisher Scholastic UK, 2013
Deary, Terry & Brown, Martin (ill)
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Horrible histories: England
Discover all the foul facts about England, including which monk tried to pinch the devil's nose with a pair of tongs, why some people in the Middle Ages ate dove droppings, and which English king was accused of being a werewolf.
ISBN 9781407110417
Series Horrible histories series (34 books)
Publisher Scholastic UK, 2009
Deary, Terry & Brown, Martin (Ill)
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Horrible histories: France
Discover all the foul facts about France, including which king thought he was made of glass, why French bread was once made from broken tiles and bricks, and how to play hopscotch like a French highwayman.
ISBN 9781407111841
Series Horrible histories series (34 books)
Publisher Scholastic UK, 2011
Deary, Terry & Brown, Martin (Ill)
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Horrible histories: Incredible Incas
The incredible Incas may have built South America's greatest civilisation but they could be very icky indeed. The poor prisoners who pulled up their huge pyramids were likely to experience a very painful death. But, things weren't much better for your average Inca. Find out how a bucket of stewed pee could make you beautiful, why servants ate the emperor's hair and what chilling fate awaited their child sacrifices.
ISBN 9781407104270
Series Horrible histories series (34 books)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2008
Deary, Terry & Brown, Martin (ill) & Reeve, Philip (ill)
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Horrible histories: Ireland
Discover all the foul facts about Ireland. Find out why wax models were captured and made Prisoners of War, which warriors went to battle naked, and how to make yourself invisible.
ISBN 9780439014366
Series Horrible histories series (34 books)
Publisher Scholastic UK, 2000
Deary, Terry & Brown, Martin (ill)
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Horrible histories: Knights
Terry Deary reveals the horrible history of knights - all the gore and more. Readers should forget the fairy tales from days of old when knights were supposed to be bold and damsels were always in distress, and brace themselves for the terrible truth about the cold-blooded killers. From Arthur and his mythical knights to warrior kings and cruel crusades there are foul facts on a whole host of nasty knights plus dire details of the weapons they used and the rotten rules of knight fights.
ISBN 9780439955775
Series Horrible histories series (34 books)
Publisher Scholastic UK, 2006
Deary, Terry & Brown, Martin (ill)
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Horrible histories: Loathsome London
Go underground to discover London's putrid past. Take a trip to the terrifying Tower and then dip into the River Thames, London's largest toilet. Find out the ten worst ways to make a living in the city and the most disgusting way to die. History has never been so horrible.
ISBN 9780439959001
Series Horrible histories series (34 books)
Publisher Scholastic UK, 2005
Deary, Terry & Brown, Martin (Ill)
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Horrible histories: Measly middle ages
Travel back into the measly Middle Ages, where the world was full of wild women, mad monks, naughty knights and crazy kings and queens. Discover a genuine jester's joke, why chickens had their bottoms shaved and what ten year old treacle was used for. History with the nasty bits left in.
ISBN 9780439944014
Series Horrible histories series (34 books)
Publisher Scholastic UK, 2007
Deary, Terry & Brown, Martin (ill)
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Horrible histories: Pirates
Reveals the terrible truth behind the lousy pirate legends and lies, so forget the brave heroes swinging from masts and the handsome young men sailing the seven seas for this is history as it's most horrible. Readers can decide who was the baddest of the bunch in the top ten of putrid pirates, discover why the women pirates were just as wicked as the men and learn to talk the patter of a Pirate. Plus there are foul facts on the ships they sailed, the punishments they suffered and the rules they lived by.
ISBN 9781407164335
Series Horrible histories series (34 books)
Publisher Scholastic UK, 2016
Deary, Terry & Brown, Martin (ill)
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Horrible histories: Plague and peril
It's 1348 and the shadow of the Black Death is descending over England. Geoffrey Copton returns from the war in France, only to find himself caught up in a plot to rob and kill an innocent man. Will Geoffrey and his friend Meg manage to save the day, or will the dastardly plotters get away with the gold ...and with murder.
ISBN 9781407109565
Series Horrible histories series (34 books)
Publisher Scholastic UK, 2009
Deary, Terry & Brown, Martin (Ill)
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Horrible histories: Rotten rulers
Readers can discover all the foul facts about Rotten Rulers, including who gave the job of high priest to a donkey, who choked to heath while eating a crow and who celebrated victory by eating his enemy's head.
ISBN 9781407111902
Series Horrible histories series (34 books)
Publisher Scholastic UK, 2011
Deary, Terry & Brown, Martin (ill)
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Horrible histories: Rowdy revolutions
Discover all the foul facts about rowdy revolutions, including which Chinese emperor was overthrown by his mum, why one revolution made ugly people very scared indeed and what Count Dracula was really like.
ISBN 9781407111919
Series Horrible histories series (34 books)
Publisher Scholastic UK, 2011
Deary, Terry & Reeve, Philip (ill)
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Horrible histories: Ruthless Romans
Readers can discover all the foul facts about the Ruthless Romans, including which emperor enjoyed eating camel's heels, who were the terrible twins who founded Rome and which evil emperors made murder a sport.
ISBN 9781407104249
Series Horrible histories series (34 books)
Publisher Scholastic UK, 2009
Deary, Terry & Brown, Martin (ill)
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Horrible histories: savage stone age
Discover all the facts about the Savage Stone Age including what they used instead of toilet paper, why a hole in the skull is good for headaches, and how to make a Stone Age mummy.
ISBN 9781407139227
Series Horrible histories series (34 books)
Publisher Scholastic UK, 2014
Deary, Terry & Brown, Martin (ill)
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Horrible histories: Slimy Stuarts
This is a sickening story which started when gibbering King James I took the throne. Find out why some slimy Stuarts ate toads, snails and fleas; why people wore fish on their feet, and which king picked his nose and never washed his hands. Also find out the gruesome truth about ghastly Guy Fawkes, the tragic tales of women accused of witchcraft and the ever-present threat of the perilous plague.
ISBN 9780590134828
Series Horrible histories series (34 books)
Publisher Scholastic UK, 1996
Deary, Terry & Brown, Martin (ill)
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Horrible histories: Smashing Saxons
Find out the terrible truth about the pillaging people who bashed the Brits but got nobbled by the Normans, including who got cow pats as Christmas presents or why wearing a pig on your head was lucky. Read on for foul facts on disgusting diseases and ghastly graves.
ISBN 9780439012713
Series Horrible histories series (34 books)
Publisher Scholastic UK, 2000
Deary, Terry & Brown, Martin (Ill)
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Horrible histories: Stormin' Normans
Discover all the foul facts about the stormin' Normans, including why Norman knights slept with a dolly, which pirate hung up his eye-patch and became a saint, and why Crusader ships were defended with barrels of wee.
ISBN 9781407104300
Series Horrible histories series (34 books)
Publisher Scholastic UK, 2007
Deary, Terry & Brown, Martin (ill)
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Horrible histories: Terrible Tudors
History has never been so horrible. Foul facts about the cruellest kings and meanest queens ever to rule England. Find out about the terrible tale of an awful axeman, why Henry VIII thought he'd married a horse and brush up your knowledge of Tudor torture.
ISBN 9780439977050
Series Horrible histories series (34 books)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 1993
Deary, Terry & Brown, Martin (ill)
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Horrible histories: The 20th century
Discover all the foul facts about the Twentieth Century, including who shocked the world by showing her knickers, how two monkeys and a dog became astronauts, and why a posh London restaurant served stewed cat.
ISBN 9781407111926
Series Horrible histories series (34 books)
Publisher Scholastic UK, 2011
Deary, Terry & Reeve, Phiilip (ill)
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Horrible histories: The angry Aztecs
Discover all the foul facts about the Angry Aztecs, including why the Aztecs liked to eat scum, when the world is going to end and their horrible habit of drinking live toads in wine. Filled with foul facts, terrible timelines and a grisly quiz.
ISBN 9781407104256
Series Horrible histories series (34 books)
Publisher Scholastic UK, 2008
Deary, Terry & Brown, Martin (ill)
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Horrible histories: The awesome Egyptians
This book is packed with quizzes, facts and ghastly details of the lives, habits and customs of the ancient Egyptians.
ISBN 9780439944038
Series Horrible histories series (34 books)
Publisher Scholastic UK, 2007
Deary, Terry & Hepplewhite, Peter & Brown, Martin (ill)
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Horrible histories: The frightful first World War and the woeful Second World War
Find out how a pair of old socks gave away top secrets, how sniffing your own wee could save your life in the First World War, why wearing white knickers could get you killed in the Second World War. The First World War was meant to last four months but ground on for four grim years. The Second World War gives you the dire details about the snow-bound cities under siege and fly-infested jungle trenches.
ISBN 9780439973311
Series Horrible histories series (34 books)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2003
Deary, Terry & Brown, Martin (ill)
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Horrible histories: The gorgeous Georgians
From poor hygiene and terrible food to a country overrun with body snatchers and thief-takers, the poor old Georgians didn't stand much of a chance in a country run by unsuitable politicians and less than stable monarchs.
ISBN 9781407104195
Series Horrible histories series (34 books)
Publisher Scholastic UK, 2007
Deary, Terry & Brown, Martin (ill)
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Horrible histories: The groovy Greeks
The hip and fabulous Greeks hung out over two thousand years ago. Meet horrible heroes, suffering slaves and foolish philosophers. Find out about the world's first flushing toilet and why dedicated doctors tasted their patients' ear wax.
ISBN 9780590132473
Series Horrible histories series (34 books)
Publisher Scholastic UK, 1995
Topics / Year 6 easy reads /
Deary, Terry & Brown, Martin (ill)
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Horrible histories: The rotten Romans
Life in ancient Rome from Nero to Boudicca includes gory games, rotten recipes and lots of frightening facts.
ISBN 9780590031523
Series Horrible histories series (34 books)
Publisher Scholastic UK, 1997
Deary, Terry & Brown, Martin (ill)
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Horrible histories: The USA
Discover all the foul facts about the USA, including which president was so scared of electric switches that he slept with his light on, why cowboys declared war on sheep and how to have a civil battle.
ISBN 9781407111858
Series Horrible histories series (34 books)
Publisher Scholastic UK, 2010
Deary, Terry & Brown, Martin (ill)
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Horrible histories: Vicious Vikings
Packed with frightening facts about the vile invaders from the North and their savage enemies, including such legendary warriors as Fat-thighs, Oaf, and Stinking.
ISBN 9780590498494
Series Horrible histories series (34 books)
Publisher Scholastic UK, 1998
Deary, Terry & Brown, Martin (ill)
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Horrible histories: Vile Victorians
They may have looked all prim and proper but the Victorians were a jolly naughty bunch, who could be vicious and violent and villainous. Discover the murderers who wouldn't hang, when the first public loo was flushed and about stag hunting in Paddington Station. History with the nasty bits left in.
ISBN 9780439944045
Series Horrible histories series (34 books)
Publisher Scholastic UK, 2007
Deary, Terry & Brown, Martin (ill)
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Horrible histories: Villianous Victorians
Readers can discover all the foul facts about the villainous Victorians, including why burglars were scared of bogies, which poet said he ate an ape and how a snick fadger might kiddy-nap your spangle.
ISBN 9781407104317
Series Horrible histories series (34 books)
Publisher Scholastic UK, 2008
Deary, Terry & Brown, Martin (ill)
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Horrible histories: Wicked words
Discover how to be very rude without anybody knowing, some murky Medieval jokes and what to say if someone calls you mundungus, hackum or Jabbernowl.
ISBN 9781407111933
Series Horrible histories series (34 books)
Publisher Scholastic UK, 2011
Deary, Terry & Reeve, Philip (ill)
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Horror handbook, The
A humorous guide to the world of vampires, witches and monsters. What happens to a vampire when he dies? How does somebody become a werewolf? How can you protect yourself from witches? All of these questions and more are answered in this book, which will finally give you all the information you ever wanted to know about ghosts, zombies, monsters and all kinds of creepy-crawly creatures. Full of tips, anecdotes and trivia, and delightfully illustrated by Axel Scheffler. Paul van Loon's book is a fun and fascinating reference book for all fans of scary stories and things that go bump in the night.
ISBN 9781846884177
Publisher Alma Books Ltd, 2016
van Loon, Paul & Scheffler, Axel (ill)
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Horse road, The
In Ferghana, Central Asia, in 102 BC, thirteen year old Kallisto is an excellent horsewoman. One day, while racing her horses in the mountains, Kallisto sees the Chinese army approaching her city. On reaching home, she finds a deserted city, and her favourite horse and others missing. Kallisto is determined to get the horses back, even if this means being challenged to a duel of horsemanship and skill.
ISBN 9781408819357
Publisher Bloomsbury, 2012
Harrison, Troon
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Horses for King Arthur
Alexa, the headstrong teenage daughter of a landowning family in 475 England, dreams of breeding fine horses. When she meets Artorius, a boy who dreams of victory, fighting the barbarians from horseback, Alexa finds allies to help extricate herself from her mother's plans. She finds herself in an uncertain, bloodthirsty world, where life has little value when measured against power and wealth. Usually read by students in Years 9, 10 or above.
ISBN 9781862919198
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2011
Lawrence, L S
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Hostage
The thing I remember is that the chemist floor had a large, black scuff near the counter. I don't remember the knife. I remember something cold on my neck, which could have been a knife, or it could just have been his long, cold fingers. But it was the scuff I remember best. Adult themes require a mature reader. Usually read by students in Years 9, 10 and above.
ISBN 9781742031026
Publisher Black Dog Books, 2009
Tayleur, Karen
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Hot cold summer, A
It's the summer holidays and thirteen year old Frankie Jones has a dilemma: she can go to London with her mum, but that means seeing Jack again, an old crush who has hurt her in the past; or she can go on a beach holiday with her dad, but that would involve hanging out with Dad's new girlfriend as well. In this pick a path story, you get to make Frankie's decisions for her. Make or break the rules and find romance or heartbreak along the way. When you get to the end you can go back and choose again!
ISBN 9781742977737
Publisher Hardie Grant Egmont, 2014
Weetman, Nova
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Hotaka: a novel
When the tsunami strikes the Japanese coastal town of Omori-wan, the effects are utterly devastating. Three years later, much of what happened on that day is still a mystery and Hotaka finds himself increasingly haunted by memories of his best friend, Takeshi. When strong-willed Sakura initiates a controversial anti-seawall movement, there is danger at every turn for Hotaka and his friends. As the town and its people struggle to rebuild their lives, can Hotaka help Omori-wan look to the future- and can he let go of his past? A powerful and moving story about one boy caught up in the Japanese earthquake and tsunami of 2011.
ISBN 9781760113766
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2017
Heffernan, John
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Hound of the Baskervilles, The
The sudden death of Sir Charles Baskerville is blamed on a fearsome, ghostly hound that has haunted his family for generations. When the famed detective, Sherlock Holmes, is engaged to ensure the safety of the Baskerville heir, Dr Watson is surprised that his friend is dismissive of the matter. Watson is dispatched alone to the wild moors and, in the cold night, a savage and bestial howl can be heard. Usually read by students in Years 9, 10 or above.
ISBN 9780141192437
Publisher Penguin, 2009
Doyle, Sir Arthur Conan
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Hound of the Baskervilles, The: Usborne Graphic Sherlock Holmes
Following the mysterious death of Sir Charles Baskerville, Sherlock Holmes is on the case, intent on finding out the truth behind the family's curse and the existence of the terrifying Hound of the Baskervilles. The new heir, Henry Baskerville, has already been warned against claiming his inheritance, will he be the next to fall prey to the family's curse or will Holmes be able to crack the case before there is more death? Based on the most famous of all Holmes' cases this graphic novel captures the terror and suspense surrounding the Hound and the curse that continues to hunt the Baskervilles.
ISBN 9781474938082
Publisher Usborne Publishing Ltd, 2018
Topics / Graphic novels /
Punter, Russell & Da Rold, Andrea (ill)
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Hour of the bees
While her friends are enjoying their summer holidays, twelve year old Carol is helping her parents move the grandfather she's never met into a home for people with dementia. At first, Carol avoids prickly Grandpa Serge. But, his crazy stories, about a healing tree, a green-glass lake and the bees that will bring back the rain and end a hundred years drought, begin to fascinate her. As the thin line between magic and reality starts to blur, Carol must decide for herself what is possible and what it means to be true to her roots.
ISBN 9781406368154
Publisher Walker Books, 2016
Eagar, Lindsay
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House guest, The
A gang of children robs houses. Gunna, a member of the gang, finds that one of the houses draws him back and that it is for a reason. Usually read by students in Years 9, 10 or above.
ISBN 9780140386011
Publisher Puffin Australia, 1997
Nilsson, Eleanor
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House in the cerulean sea, The
Linus Baker leads a quiet, solitary life. As a Case Worker at the Department in Charge Of Magical Youth, he spends his days overseeing the well-being of children in government-sanctioned orphanages. When Linus is summoned by Extremely Upper Management he's given a curious and highly classified assignment: travel to Marsyas Island Orphanage, where six dangerous children reside: a gnome, a sprite, a wyvern, an unidentifiable green blob, a were-Pomeranian, and the Antichrist. Linus must set aside his fears and determine whether or not they're likely to bring about the end of days. But the children aren't the only secret the island keeps. Their caretaker is the charming and enigmatic Arthur Parnassus, who will do anything to keep his wards safe. As Arthur and Linus grow closer, long-held secrets are exposed, and Linus must make a choice: destroy a home or watch the world burn. Usually read by students in years 9, 10 and above.
ISBN 9781250217318
Publisher Pan MacMillan, 2020
Klune, T J
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House of many rooms, The
When the Princess and her band of followers are pursued by the Hollow Men, Saul is drawn into their conflict.
ISBN 9780732024208
Publisher Louis Braille Audio, 2000
Pryor, Michael
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House that was Eureka, The
Two tales twist together at 203 Liberty Street, Newtown. In 1985, sixteen year old Evie and her family move into a new home, which appears to be haunted. Evie dreams of running footsteps, shouting voices and loud banging. Fifty years previously, during the Great Depression, Lizzie and her family live at number 203. Her family faces eviction and the local communist movement barricades the house. The final chapters reveal the connections between the past and the present. Usually read by students in Years 9, 10 or above.
ISBN 9781922147189
Publisher Text Publishing Co, 2013
Wheatley, Nadia
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House with a clock in its walls, The
Lewis Barnavelt discovers there is a wizard in his family when he comes to live with his Uncle Jonathan. Experimenting with Uncle Jonathan's spells Lewis uncovers the mystery behind the ticking that can be heard throughout the house, sometimes loud sometimes quiet, sometimes slow, sometimes fast. It's an evil clock and it could destroy humankind. It is up to the Barnavelts to find where the clock is hidden in the walls - and stop it. Tick tock, a deadly clock... a terrifying race against time...
ISBN 9781848127715
Publisher Piccadilly Press, 2018
Bellairs, John
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How animals work
Burrow underground with a mole rat, join a brown bear on a fishing expedition, witness a honeybee dance and take flight with a flock of flamingos. Explore the incredible animal kingdom and find out how animals move, communicate, hunt and feed in their natural habitats.
ISBN 9781405351928
Publisher Dorling Kindersley, 2010
Burnie, David
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How it feels to float
Biz knows how to float. She has her people, posse, her mum and the twins. She has Grace. And she has her dad, who tells her about the little kid she was, and who shouldn't be here but is. So Biz doesn't tell anyone anything. Not about her dark, runaway thoughts, not about kissing Grace or noticing Jasper, the new boy. And she doesn't tell anyone about her dad. Because her dad died when she was seven. And Biz knows how to float, right there on the surface - normal okay regular fine. This book explores issues of mental health. It is usually read by students in years 9, 10 and above.
ISBN 9781760783303
Publisher Pan MacMillan, 2019
Fox, Helena
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How to be a world explorer: your all-terrain training manual
This book will teach you everything you need to know to venture through all the landscapes on Earth as well as through the air, over the seas and under the waves. Soon you'll have no excuses - get out there and explore!
ISBN 9781743214091
Publisher Lonely Planet Publications, 2012
Levy, Joel & Hancock, James Gulliver
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How to bee
In a world where bees are extinct, the quickest, bravest kids climb fruit trees and pollinate the flowers by hand. All Peony wants to be is a bee - dancing along the high branches and helping her gramps and sister scratch out a living. Life on the farm is a scrabble, but there is enough to eat and a place to sleep, and there is love. Then Peony's mother arrives to take her away from everything she has ever known. Will Peony's grit and quick thinking be enough to keep her safe?
ISBN 9781760294335
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2017
MacDibble, Bren
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How to cook children: a grisly recipe book
A witty, tongue in cheek cooking manual for witches, with recipes collected from around the world. Each witch presents her method with kids as an ingredient, lots of word play, and cultural and linguistic humour.
ISBN 9780733323843
Publisher ABC Books, 2008
Howard, Martin & Stimpson, Colin (ill)
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How to hang a witch
The trials of high school start to feel like modern day witch hunt for Samantha Mather, who has all the wrong connections to Salem's past. To say Sam is unwelcome in Salem would be an understatement. She is the target of the Descendants, a mysterious group of girls whose ancestors were persecuted in the Witch Trials. Complicating her life further is Elijah, an inconveniently handsome resident ghost, and her cute new neighbour, Jaxon. When a centuries old curse is rekindled, Sam finds herself in the centre of it. Can she stop history repeating itself?
ISBN 9781406378795
Publisher Walker Books, 2018
Mather, Adriana
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How to make friends with the dark
It's the brightest day of summer and it's dark outside. It's dark in your house, dark in your room, and dark in your heart. You feel like the darkness is going to split you apart. This book deals with issues of grief, suicide and healing. Usually read by students in Years 9, 10 or above.
ISBN 9781460751060
Publisher HarperCollins Australia, 2019
Glasgow, Kathleen
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Hunchback of Notre-Dame, The
The original splendid classic with detailed historical information and beautiful illustrations. The story of Esmeralda, the dark-eyed gypsy beauty and Quasimodo, the hunchbacked, bell-ringer of Notre-Dame.
ISBN 9780450152788
Publisher Penguin Putnam, 2001
Hugo, Victor
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Hunger Games series
Any three titles read from this series can be included as official Challenge books; up to five more titles can be included as your personal choice books. To see the individual book titles and their PRC ID numbers, go to the Series lists on the Booklists page, on the website. Or, you can search for a series name or the individual titles by using the Search function on the top left hand corner of the screen.
Series Hunger Games series (3 books)
Collins, Suzanne
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Hunger games, The
A terrifying reality TV show selects twelve boys and twelve girls, forcing them to compete live. There is only one rule, kill or be killed. Katniss is horrified when her younger, gentle sister is selected and volunteers in her place. She faces violent events that she does not believe she can survive. Includes cruelty and violence. Usually read by students in Years 9, 10 and above.
ISBN 9781407109084
Series Hunger Games series (1 of 3)
Publisher Scholastic UK, 2009
Collins, Suzanne
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Hunger games, The: catching fire
Katniss Everdeen has survived the Hunger Games, a terrifying fatal reality TV show. However, the Capitol want revenge for her trickery and change the rules so that she must compete for a second time. There will be twice as many opponents, all having won past games. Includes cruelty, violence and adult themes. Usually read by students in Years 9, 10 and above.
ISBN 9781407109367
Series Hunger Games series (2 of 3)
Publisher Scholastic UK, 2009
Collins, Suzanne
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Hunger games, The: mockingjay
Katniss Everdeen has survived the deadly arena of the Hunger Games but, in retaliation for her rescue, President Snow has ordered the destruction of District 12. A new and deadly battle has begun. Some violent scenes are graphically described, requiring more mature readers. Usually read by students in Years 9, 10 and above.
ISBN 9781407109374
Series Hunger Games series (3 of 3)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2010
Collins, Suzanne
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Hungry
In Thalia's world, there is no more food and no need for food, as everyone takes medication to ward off hunger. Her parents both work for the company that developed the drugs society consumes to quell any food cravings, and they live a life of privilege as a result. When Thalia meets a boy who is part of an underground movement to bring food back, she realizes that there is an entire world outside her own. She also starts to feel hunger, and so does the boy. Are the meds no longer working? Together, they set out to find the only thing that will quell their hunger: real food. It's a journey that will change everything Thalia thought she knew. But can a "privy" like her ever truly be part of a revolution? Usually read by students in years 9, 10 and above.
ISBN 9781250063083
Publisher MacMillan, 2018
Swain, H A
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Hungry ghosts
Sarah is experiencing prejudice. She resents fitting in with the Aussie ways while honouring her Chinese traditions. Things become really complicated when Sarah starts hearing the voice of a ghost. Contains language that may offend some readers.
ISBN 9780734409805
Publisher Lothian Books, 2007
Heinrich, Sally
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Hunter's moon
Neil is a young gamekeeper. When his boss is mysteriously hurt, Neil is left to look after the woods and pheasants on his own. There have been rumours of a panther on the loose and Neil has to survive nights alone, before the truth is revealed by the light of the hunter's moon.
ISBN 9780237535247
Series Sharp shades series (8 books)
Publisher Evans Bros, 2008
Townsend, John
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Hunting elephants
Harry and his family head out to the country for Uncle Frank's fourth wedding. Family tensions are high and there is mystery about his uncle's experiences in the Vietnam War. Harry also has his own scars and issues to deal with around the death of his brother. A story about finding truth in unlikely places and moving on.
ISBN 9781741663266
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2008
Roy, James
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Hush, The
Chester is searching for clues about his father and why he disappeared. But, when he's caught illegally connecting with the Song as he plays his beloved fiddle, Chester is sentenced to death. Only a licensed Songshaper can bend music to their will. Susannah knows the secrets of The Hush, where there is no music, only deadly Echoes that will steal your soul, and she has plans for Chester.
ISBN 9780857985668
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2015
Melki-Wegner, Skye
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