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H.O.U.S.E.
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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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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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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Halfling
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
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
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.
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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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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Handles
A girl, who is mad about motor bikes, finds happiness in a run-down bike shop.
ISBN 9780143015871
Publisher Viking Children's, 1987
Mark, Jan & Parkins, David
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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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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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Harriet
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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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 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 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 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 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
Publisher Little, Brown & Co, 2016
Rowling, J K & Tiffany, John & Thorne, Jack
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Harry Potter and the deathly hallows
Harry discovers what fate truly has in store for him as he inexorably makes his way to that final meeting with Voldemort. In this thrilling climax to the phenomenally bestselling series, J.K. Rowling will reveal all to her eagerly waiting readers.
ISBN 9780747591078
Series Harry Potter, books 4-7 series (7 of 4)
Publisher Bloomsbury, 2007
Rowling, J K
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Harry Potter and the goblet of fire
The atmosphere is darkening as, without Harry's knowledge, his worst enemy is preparing a fate for him that seems inescapable.
ISBN 9780747550990
Series Harry Potter, books 4-7 series (4 of 4)
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, books 4-7 series (6 of 4)
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, books 4-7 series (5 of 4)
Publisher Scholastic UK, 2003
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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Harry Potter, books 4-7 series
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Series Harry Potter, books 4-7 series (4 books)
Rowling, J K
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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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Hatched
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, The series (1 of 4)
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2012
Asphyxia
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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 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 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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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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Haunted
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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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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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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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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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 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.
ISBN 9780330363211
Publisher Pan MacMillan, 2001
Marsden, John
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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 (9 books)
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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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.
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 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 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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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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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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Heidi
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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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.
ISBN 9780747575498
Publisher Bloomsbury, 2005
Fensham, Elizabeth
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Helicopters
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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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 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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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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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)
Various
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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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Hero
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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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 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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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.
ISBN 9780702230615
Publisher University of Queensland Press, 2000
Clarke, Judith
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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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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 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 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 17)
Publisher Penguin, 2005
Jacques, Brian
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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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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 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 Hilda graphic novel series (6 books)
Pearson, Luke
No book cover.
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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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Historium
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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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
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 NEW SERIES 2018 (3 books)
Publisher HarperCollins Australia, 2003
French, Jackie
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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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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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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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Home
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 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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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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Homelands and frontiers
Tracing the clashes between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, and the Europeans who tried to move them from their land.
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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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.
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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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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 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 Horowitz horror series (8 books)
Horowitz, Anthony
No book cover.
Horrible histories series
A light-hearted look at the trivial, unusual, gory and unpleasant events that have occurred throughout history. 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 Horrible histories series (34 books)
Various
No book cover.
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Horrible histories: 20th century, The
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: Angry Aztecs, The
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: Awesome Egyptians, The
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: 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: Frightful first World War and the woeful Second World War, The
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: Gorgeous Georgians, The
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: Groovy Greeks, The
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: 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 Romans, The
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: 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, The
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, The
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, The
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, The
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: USA, The
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, The
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, The
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
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
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 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 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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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 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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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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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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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 (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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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.
ISBN 9780141192437
Publisher Penguin, 2009
Doyle, Sir Arthur Conan
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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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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.
ISBN 9780140386011
Publisher Puffin Australia, 1997
Nilsson, Eleanor
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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 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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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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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 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 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 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 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 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
Rockwell,Thomas
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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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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
Fantasy adventure novels. 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 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 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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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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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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Hurricanes
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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Hurricanes
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
Various
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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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