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Challenge Level : K-2 Challenge Level : 3-4 Challenge Level : 5-6 Challenge Level : 7-9

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I am David
A young boy's journey of survival across Europe following his assisted escape from a concentration camp.
ISBN 9780749701369
Publisher Egmont Childrens, 1989
Holm, Anne
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I am Jack
Happy-go-lucky Jack is good at photography, jokes, collecting detentions and grafting onions onto potato plants. He also shows students that they can win against bullying.
ISBN 9780207199059
Series I am Jack series (4 books)
Publisher HarperCollins Australia, 2000
Gervay, Susanne & Wilcox, Cathy (ill)
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I am Jack 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 I am Jack series (4 books)
Gervay, Susanne & Wilcox, Cathy (ill)
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I am Malala
When the Taliban took control in Pakistan, Malala Yousafzai refused to be silenced and fought for her right to an education. On her way home from school, fifteen year old Malala was shot in the head by a member of the Taliban. She survived and began her extraordinary journey. Malala has become a global symbol of peaceful protest, the youngest-ever Nobel Peace Prize laureate and a co-recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize.
ISBN 9780316322409
Publisher Little, Brown & Co, 2013
Yousafzai, Malala & Lamb, Christina
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I am Susannah
Susie is devastated when her friend moves away and an old lady comes to live in Kim's old house.
ISBN 9780141306131
Publisher Penguin, 2000
Gleeson, Libby
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I am Thomas
Thomas is isolated in a crowd. His story is punctuated by the words adults, such as parents, teachers, politicians, recruitment officers and churchgoers, have said to him throughout his journey from childhood to adulthood. As the voices in his life crowd in on him, Thomas looks for another way.
ISBN 9781742373331
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2011
Gleeson, Libby & Greder, Armin (ill)
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I can jump puddles
Alan Marshall's classic autobiography shows how someone who contracted polio at the age of six, in 1908, and was permanently crippled can still lead a fulfilling life.
ISBN 9780143003045
Publisher Penguin, 2004
Marshall, Alan
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I did nothing: the extinction of the gastric-brooding frog
Zeek learns the fate of what might have been the last Gastric-Brooding Frog. Sadly, the frog, which may have held the secret of a cure for cancer, was known for just nine years before all trace of it was lost in the wild.
ISBN 9780734405074
Publisher Thomas C Lothian Pty Ltd, 2004
Crew, Gary & Wilson, Mark (ill)
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I hate Fridays: stories from Koala Hills Primary School
An interlinked collection of stories about the hilarious goings-on at Koala Hills School.
ISBN 9780140341027
Publisher Penguin, 1991
Flynn, Rachel
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I hate sport
Karen hates sport. When her family gives her an ultimatum about playing sport, Karen gives it her best shot but there aren't many sports that value perfect, pink fingernails. Karen must find a sport or miss out.
ISBN 9780143301790
Series Aussie chomps (17 books)
Publisher Penguin, 2004
Storer, Prue
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I know what you did last Wednesday
Nick's got a bad feeling and it's not indigestion. It's a dangerous life being the younger brother of the world's worst private detective. Tim invites him to a school reunion on a remote island and the guests start dying one by one.
ISBN 9780744590388
Series Diamond Brothers series (6 of 8)
Publisher Walker Books, 2003
Horowitz, Anthony
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I lost my mobile at the mall
This is the story of how Elly Pickering's life falls apart, piece by piece, after the catastrophic loss of her mobile phone. She simply can't survive. If it wasn't for FacePlace, she might as well be stranded on a desert island.
ISBN 9781741663716
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2009
Harmer, Wendy
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I love you, Jason Delaney
Alison finds herself dealing with the death of her Auntie Mim and the change in her relationship with her best friend, Katie. When she falls in love with Jason, life begins to get very complex.
ISBN 9780207189876
Publisher HarperCollins Australia, 1996
Kidd, Diana
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I made lattes for a love god
Elly Pickering has a juicy secret. A secret her PR mum won't let her tell anyone because if the kids at Oldcastle High knew that mega-star Jake Blake (yes, THE Jake Blake, teen sensation and all round heart-throb) was coming to Oldcastle to film his latest movie, they might just explode with excitement. Elly is determined to get on set and to get more than a glimpse of her Hollywood crush. But now thanks to an unfortunate incident involving a car, a red handbag and the paparazzi, it looks like Elly's lost a lot more than her opportunity to be close to Hollywood royalty. She's lost her dignity, her job and her best friend. How can she get everything back to normal?
ISBN 9781742379913
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2012
Harmer, Wendy
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I own the racecourse
Andy buys a racecourse from a tramp for three dollars.
ISBN 9780140368345
Publisher Penguin, 1994
Wrightson, Patricia
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I said nothing: the extinction of the paradise parrot
Young Harry tells the story of the death of the last Paradise Parrot, possibly the most beautiful of all Australian birds. While he tries to blame trappers for the bird's extinction, he soon realises that he must take some responsibility himself.
ISBN 9780734405593
Publisher Thomas C Lothian Pty Ltd, 2003
Crew, Gary & Wilson, Mark (ill)
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I saw nothing: the extinction of the thylacine
Rosie witnessed the capture of the last thylacine (tiger-wolf) in Tasmania. She is concerned that she may have been able to do something to save it, and so save the species from extinction.
ISBN 9780734404725
Publisher Thomas C Lothian Pty Ltd, 2003
Crew, Gary & Wilson, Mark (ill)
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I was only nineteen
The unforgettable lyrics about the Vietnam War are etched in our memories and brought to life in this picture book.
ISBN 9781743317235
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2014
Schumann, John & Smith, Craig (ill)
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I will plant you a lilac tree
The harrowing, true story of Laura Wolff, a survivor of the holocaust and one of Schindler's women, who lost all her family but found love and friendship during her terrible experience in German concentration camps. Contains adult themes.
ISBN 9781416910626
Publisher Simon & Schuster, 2005
Hillman, Laura
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I'd tell you I love you but then I'd have to kill you
Behind the facade of a genteel, private school, the Gallagher Academy operates as a school for highly-trained spies. Girls are fluent in fourteen languages and capable of killing a man with a stick of uncooked spaghetti. But, that doesn't stop these likeable teenagers obsessing about boys and experimenting with make-up and high heels. Cameron's life is even more complicated than that of the average teenager.
ISBN 9780734410795
Series The Gallagher girls series (1 of 3)
Publisher Lothian Books, 2008
Carter, Ally
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I'm being stalked by a moon shadow
Seth Parrot lives in a dung-covered house with his brother and not so ex-hippy parents. Seth dreams of muscular girls and knows lots of quirky facts, more from reading teenage girls' magazines than from listening to his eccentric dad.
ISBN 9780143301981
Publisher Penguin, 2006
MacLeod, Doug
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Ice breaker
Circling the Antarctic is an ancient ship with a divided crew, an orphaned girl living amongst rats and a boy discovered on an iceberg, all guarding their own secrets.
ISBN 9781743314340
Series The Hidden series (1 of 3)
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2013
Tanner, Lian
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Icicle Illuminarium, The
Christmas has brought the Caddy children their fondest wish, their father. However, he is not the father they knew, having been deep in the Malaysian jungle as a prisoner of war. As he mends, news comes that their mother may not be dead. This sends team Caddy off on another adventure, only to find themselves drugged and held captive in a derelict and icy castle.
ISBN 9780857985675
Series The Caddy kids series (1 of 3)
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2014
Gemmell, N J
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Ida B
Ida B and her parents have a great life on the orchard and homeschooling Ida B. But then, life goes to a million miles beyond wrong and Ida has to return to school.
ISBN 9780007234202
Publisher HarperCollins Australia, 2007
Hannigan, Katherine
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Idjhil
The poignant story of a nine year old Aboriginal boy who was taught a traditional way of life until he was taken from his family, in accordance with the official government policy of the time.
ISBN 9781876268909
Series Reconciliation - for older students series (5 of 7)
Publisher University of Western Australia Press, 2005
Bell, Helen
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If the world were a village
Full of interesting statistical information about the world's population as if the world was a village of one hundred people. Easy to comprehend and fascinating.
ISBN 9781741148152
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2006
Topics / Year 6 easy reads /
Smith, David J & Armstrong, Shelagh (ill)
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If you're reading this, it's too late
The Midnight Sun has been waiting five hundred years for the homunculus, a man-made man, to rise, and now the evil Ms Mauvais and Dr L are going to throw Cass and Max-Ernest to the sharks unless they tell them where he is.
ISBN 9781741755893
Series Secret series (2 of 5)
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2008
Bosch, Pseudonymous
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iF... a mind-bending new way of looking at big ideas and numbers
Some things are so huge or so old that it's hard to wrap your mind around them. But, if we took these big, hard-to-imagine objects and events and compared them to things we can see, feel and touch then, instantly, we would see our world in a whole new way.
ISBN 9781925059267
Publisher New Frontier Publishing, 2015
Topics / STEM /
Smith, David & Adams, Steve (ill)
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iHarry
Having a father who designs the latest mobile phone technology is awesome, except Harry's mother won't allow him to have his own phone until high school next year. When his dad shows him the latest prototype, Harry cannot resist borrowing it to test. At first, its capabilities are astounding until the phone begins take on a life and personality of its own. Even Bozo, the school bully, cannot compete.
ISBN 9780143305750
Series Aussie chomps (17 books)
Publisher Puffin Australia, 2011
Croasdale, Laurine
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Iliad and the odyssey, The
The segments cover 28 short, exciting, retold incidents from Homer's 'The Iliad', including the Greek/Trojan War, the Trojan Horse, and the characters of Helen of Troy, Paris, Achilles, and 'The Odyssey' including his battles with Cyclops, the Sirens and the Scylla.
ISBN 9781406303483
Publisher Walker Books, 2006
Williams, Marcia (retell)
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Illuminae: Illuminae Files, The
When their planet, Kerenza, is attacked by an unknown enemy, Kady and Ezra are separated and evacuate in different space ships. A deadly virus is spreading in one ship, the lead ship's computer has gone rogue and the enemy is close. Through long distance communication, Kady and Ezra try to find out what went wrong. As gamers, hackers and video geeks, they have great skills but reconciling their hearts, amidst machines and software, proves much more difficult. Usually read by students in Years 9, 10 or above.
ISBN 9781760113803
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2015
Kaufman, Amie & Kristoff, Jay
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Illustrated book of ballet stories, The
Discover all the magic, excitement and beauty of famous ballets. See how ballet dancers perform, what their costumes convey and interesting snippets about each ballet.
ISBN 9781405359009
Publisher Dorling Kindersley, 2010
Newman, Barbara & Tomblin, Gill (ill)
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Illustrated mum, The
The story of Dolphin, a young girl, living with her mother's depression and a sister, Star, who is on the verge of adulthood. Both cope with living in a very dysfunctional household but their eccentric mum has real difficulties.
ISBN 9780440863687
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2000
Wilson, Jacqueline
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Imaginary, The
Rudger is Amanda's best friend. He doesn't exist but nobody's perfect. Only Amanda can see her imaginary friend. That is, until the sinister Mr Bunting arrives at Amanda's door. Mr Bunting hunts imaginaries. Rumour says that he eats them. And, he's sniffed out Rudger. Soon, Rudger is alone and running for his imaginary life. A boy who isn't there will have trouble surviving without a friend to dream him up.
ISBN 9781408852460
Publisher Bloomsbury, 2014
Harrold, A F & Gravett, Emily (ill)
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Imagining the future
Get prepared for the fantastic future with this guide to the unbelievable and incredible inventions just over the horizon. Flying through time and flying in cars. Living underwater and living forever. Robot servants. 3D printed food. Wouldn't it be amazing if science fiction became science fact?
ISBN 9781486302727
Publisher CSIRO, 2016
Torok, Simon & Holper, Paul
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Immortals, The
Nate Quarter, a young, lowly lamplighter in the phraxmines of the Eastern Woods, is propelled on an epic journey of self-discovery that encompasses tournaments, battles, revolutions and a final encounter with the Immortals themselves. The final tale in the Edge Chronicles series.
ISBN 9780385607223
Series The Edge chronicles series (10 of 11)
Publisher Doubleday, 2009
Stewart, Paul & Riddell, Chris (ill)
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Impossible knife of memory, The
For the past five years, Hayley has been home schooled on the road by her father, a veteran of the Iraq war who has Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. When they settle down for her final year at school, Hayley has to deal with her father's random behaviour and learn how to have a trusting relationship with a boy, who is hiding secrets of his own. Challenging read, some violence. Usually read by students in Years 9, 10 or above.
ISBN 9781922182227
Publisher Text Publishing Co, 2014
Anderson, Laurie Halse
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In hollow lands
A group of teens are abducted into the land of the Korrigans. The human world continues to search for the group, who have now been separated into the two worlds. The heroic journeys of all the characters are akin to those journeys of the literature of old.
ISBN 9780340854426
Publisher Hodder Children's Books (UK), 2004
Masson, Sophie
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In the beech forest
Take the journey with an ordinary boy on a path leading him from the safety of his home into a dark forest. His head is full of the fearful images of his computer games, the ones that excite, yet terrify him, battles between heroes and dreadful beasts that may hunt this primal landscape.
ISBN 9781921665578
Publisher Ford Street Publishing, 2012
Crew, Gary & Scheer, Den (ill)
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In the hand of the goddess
Alanna participates in her first war, battles against Jonathan's evil uncle, Duke Roger, meets the Great Mother Goddess and experiences first love, all the while maintaining her guise as a boy.
ISBN 9780679801115
Series Song of the lioness series (2 of 5)
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 1990
Pierce, Tamora
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In the monkey forest
Miki is entrusted to return a piece of embroidered fabric and a silk ribbon to Aiko and inherits a bossy little pixie called Nameless. Miki must unravel clues from the past to save the day.
ISBN 9780143302162
Publisher Puffin Australia, 2005
Meehan, Kierin
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In the wings
Ella has been a regular member of the backstage crew for plays, she dreams of acting, but suffers from stage fright. She soon learns that some of her friends have much more serious problems to overcome.
ISBN 9781922077325
Publisher Walker Books Australia Pty Ltd, 2013
Edgar, Elsbeth
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In the zone
Mitch's interest in the Legends program has taken a sudden dive. If he competes in the national snowboarding competition he'll miss out on Legends points.
ISBN 9781876372682
Series Legends (including Anniversary & League of) series (19 books)
Publisher Black Dog Books, 2005
Panckridge, Michael
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In your dreams
For some period every day, we sleep. Find out why we need to sleep and why it's not a waste of time.
ISBN 9781865048956
Series X-zone series (48 books)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2005
Topics / Year 6 easy reads /
Deckert, Tempany
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In-line skating
A book for in-line skating enthusiasts.
ISBN 9780732979089
Publisher Macmillan Education Australia Pty Ltd, 2004
Herran, Joe & Thomas, Ron
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Inconvenient truth, An
Exposes global warming and the effects and dangers we face from climate changes. Photographs depicting victims of natural disasters may be distressing to some.
ISBN 9780747590965
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2006
Gore, Al
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Incorrigible children of Ashton Place, The: hidden gallery, The
Thanks to their governess, Miss Penelope Lumley, Alexander, Beowulf and Cassiopeia are much more like children than wolf cubs now. Yet the Incorrigibles still manage to ruin Lady Constance's ball, nearly destroying the grand house. While it is being restored, they take up residence in London where clues about their, and Penelope's mysterious past, are discovered in the most unexpected ways.
ISBN 9780062366948
Series The incorrigible children of Ashton Place series (5 books)
Publisher HarperCollins US, 2011
Wood, Maryrose & Klassen, Jon (ill)
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Incorrigible children of Ashton Place, The: interrupted tale, The
When an invitation to speak at her former school, the Swanburne Academy for Poor Bright Females, arrives, Penelope Lumley hopes to show off the three Incorrigible children to Miss Mortimer. But, when Penelope is asked to demonstrate the academic progress of her three wolfish students so the board can judge the true worth of their education, the future of her school and of her job as governess hang in the balance.
ISBN 9780061791239
Series The incorrigible children of Ashton Place series (5 books)
Publisher Hachette Children's Books, 2013
Wood, Maryrose & Klassen, Jon (ill)
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Incorrigible children of Ashton Place, The: mysterious howling, The
Conniving Lord Fredrick has discovered three wild children, apparently raised by wolves. They are trophies, whom he names Alexander, Beowulf and Cassiopeia Incorrigible. They howl, chase squirrels and gnaw on shoes. Enter fifteen year old Penelope Lumley, charged with taming them in time for a Christmas party at Ashton Manor. She comes armed with a cherished book of poetry and her favourite fiction series.
ISBN 9780062366931
Series The incorrigible children of Ashton Place series (5 books)
Publisher HarperCollins US, 2010
Wood, Maryrose & Klassen, Jon (ill)
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Incorrigible children of Ashton Place, The: unmapped sea, The
Lord Ashton is about to be a father and the wolfish curse on his family must end. Penelope takes the three Incorrigible children to Brighton, where she hopes an old sailor will help to reveal the curse. But, the Babushkinov children, the wildest creatures ever seen, are also at the beach. Penelope and the Incorrigibles wonder if it is more than mere coincidence that these untamed children have also turned up in Brighton.
ISBN 9780062110411
Series The incorrigible children of Ashton Place series (5 books)
Publisher HarperCollins US, 2015
Wood, Maryrose & Klassen, Jon (ill)
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Incorrigible children of Ashton Place, The: unseen guest, The
When Lord Fredrick's long-absent mother arrives with the noted explorer Admiral Faucet, gruesome secrets tumble out of the Ashton family tree. And, when the Admiral's prized racing ostrich gets loose in the forest, the hunt is on. But, governess Penelope is worried that, once back in the wild, the children will forget about books and poetry, and go back to their howling, wolfish ways, and not want to return to Ashton Place.
ISBN 9780061791185
Series The incorrigible children of Ashton Place series (5 books)
Publisher HarperCollins US, 2012
Wood, Maryrose & Klassen, Jon (ill)
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Incredible adventures of cinnamon girl, The
Year 12 is finished. Some students can't wait to escape their small town, others don't want to leave. Alba is unsure whether to pursue her drawing talents or stay working in the bakery. When Doomsday enthusiasts flock to the town to survive an apocalypse, Alba's childhood heartthrob, Daniel, arrives. Compared to figuring out her heart, Armageddon might be the least of her problems. Usually read by students in Years 9, 10 or above.
ISBN 9781742978307
Publisher Hardie Grant Egmont, 2014
Keil, Melissa
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Incredible body (Stephen Biesty's)
An exciting and adventurous way to find out how the body works by following two tiny explorers through arteries, veins, bones and organs.
ISBN 9780751358414
Publisher Dorling Kindersley, 1998
Biesty, Stephen & Platt, Richard (ill)
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Incredible cross-sections (Stephen Biesty's)
These cutaway drawings contain minute details and explanations of technological marvels.
ISBN 9780863188077
Publisher Dorling Kindersley, 1993
Biesty, Stephen & Platt, Richard (ill)
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Incredible here and now, The
Michael turns fifteen and his brother dies. He copes with mourning in his hometown of Western Sydney, a region subject to harsh and suspicious perceptions, and filled with cultural and ethnic diversity. Through a powerful poetic experience, Michael grows by seeing deeply into the values that surround him and he rises above the distress of poverty and families under stress.
ISBN 9781459670839
Publisher Giramondo, 2013
Castagna, Felicity
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Incredible powers of Montague Towers, The
Ageing superhero, the Cape of Justice, asks Montague's help to deal with his pursuers who are using cryptic messages. Over six days, Montague is endowed with a new super power each day - superpower, hypnotic power, invisibility, laser vision, flight and, finally, super speed. When Monty's nose twitches and he sneezes, the next superpower arrives. But, Monty doesn't time his sleuthing well, sometimes with disastrous results, as he searches for the evil Lord Bentwordle, who is trying to commit the crime of the century.
ISBN 9781760153649
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2016
Sunderland, Alan
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Incredible science
A friendly science book depicting simple experiments for all sorts of scientific facts and figures.
ISBN 9780413519993
Publisher Penguin NZ, 2005
Topics / STEM /
University of Auckland (pub)
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India - land, life and culture series
Non-fiction series about the people, the land, the government and culture of India. 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 India - land, life and culture series (6 books)
Sachdev, Rosemary & Marwaha, Jatinder (phot)
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India dark
In 1910, thirteen year old Poesy Swift has the opportunity to join a travelling performance troupe, she's excited about seeing the world and leaving her drab life in Melbourne. But, the trip heads to India instead of America and, as India simmers with the tension of a crumbling Empire, the troupe is gradually torn apart by ill fortune, sickness and tension. Based on the true story of the Lilliputian Opera Company.
ISBN 9781741758580
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2010
Murray, Kristy
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India: arts and culture
A fascinating insight into life in India. Find out about this richly diverse country through its arts, culture, people, landscapes, agriculture and animals.
ISBN 9781420267143
Series India - land, life and culture series (6 books)
Publisher MacMillan, 2009
Sachdev, Rosemary & Marwaha, Jatinder (phot)
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India: history and government
A fascinating insight into life in India. Find out about this richly diverse country through its arts, culture, people, landscapes, agriculture and animals.
ISBN 9781420267112
Series India - land, life and culture series (6 books)
Publisher MacMillan, 2009
Sachdev, Rosemary & Marwaha, Jatinder (phot)
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India: land and climate
A fascinating insight into life in India. Find out about this richly diverse country through its arts, culture, people, landscapes, agriculture and animals.
ISBN 9781420267150
Series India - land, life and culture series (6 books)
Publisher MacMillan, 2009
Sachdev, Rosemary & Marwaha, Jatinder (phot)
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India: plants and agriculture
A fascinating insight into life in India. Find out about this richly diverse country through its arts, culture, people, landscapes, agriculture and animals.
ISBN 9781420267136
Series India - land, life and culture series (6 books)
Publisher MacMillan, 2009
Sachdev, Rosemary & Marwaha, Jatinder (phot)
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India: the animals
A fascinating insight into life in India. Find out about this richly diverse country through its arts, culture, people, landscapes, agriculture and animals.
ISBN 9781420267167
Series India - land, life and culture series (6 books)
Publisher MacMillan, 2009
Sachdev, Rosemary & Marwaha, Jatinder (phot)
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India: the people
A fascinating insight into life in India. Find out about this richly diverse country through its arts, culture, people, landscapes, agriculture and animals.
ISBN 9781420267129
Series India - land, life and culture series (6 books)
Publisher MacMillan, 2009
Sachdev, Rosemary & Marwaha, Jatinder (phot)
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Indian in the cupboard, The
Omri's big brother doesn't have a birthday present for him so he gives Omri an old medicine cabinet. Although their mother supplies a key, the cabinet still doesn't seem like much of a present. But, when Omri dumps a plastic, toy Indian into the cabinet just before falling asleep, the magic begins.
ISBN 9780007148981
Series The Indian in the cupboard series (1 of 5)
Publisher Collins, 2003
Banks, Lynne Reid
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Indigenous Australia
Explore the fascinating story of Australia, from its ancient Indigenous past to the present day, through the biographies of significant people. Find out how these people brought important changes to Australian society through their knowledge, actions or achievements.
ISBN 9781420266160
Series Significant people in Australia's history series (1 of 9)
Publisher Macmillan Education Australia Pty Ltd, 2009
Barrett, Rees
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Indigo blue
Alex feels like a fish out of water in her new hometown - the sleepy little lakeside village of Boreen Point where she is reluctantly sent to live with her slightly eccentric aunt for her final year of high school. None of Alex's classmates could care less about the new girl, so Alex couldn't care less about them...or so she tries to tell herself. As a distraction from what is quickly shaping up to be a very lonely year, Alex spends her savings on a rundown little yacht and throws herself into restoring it. A curious discovery leads to the beginnings of a friendship, but it's Sam - the sailmaker's apprentice - and his mysterious ways that capture Alex's attention and force her to question what is real and what matters most.
ISBN 9780734418135
Publisher Hachette Children's Books, 2018
Watson, Jessica
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Indigo's star
Indigo dreads returning to school where his sensitive nature makes him a target for bullies. Enter Tom, from America, who is living with his English grandmother to avoid dealing with his divorced parents and Indigo's feisty sister, Rose.
ISBN 9780689865633
Series Casson family series (2 of 5)
Publisher Margaret K McElderry, 2004
McKay, Hilary
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Indij sports report: XVIII Commonwealth Games, Melbourne
A scrapbook-style presentation of fascinating Commonwealth Games facts and photos, gathered by Aboriginal students.
ISBN 9780975686188
Publisher Indij Readers, 2007
Leon, Emily & others & Quilliam, Wayne (ill)
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Indonesia book: a people, a place, a culture, The
Indonesia is our closest neighbour, made up of over seventeen thousand islands, with a population of over 230 million people. Explore this country of many languages, peoples, cultures and customs. Large glossy photographs provide additional understandings in this easy to read book. Find out which city is known as the Big Durian or on what the Garuda is.
ISBN 9781742030937
Publisher Black Dog Books, 2010
Kerta, Sadriani Wayan
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Infamous
Tim Chambers has a secret. It all begins when there is a report of a sighting of a Tasmanian tiger and Tim has a plan that could make him famous. He has the best of intentions but things don't go at all according to his plan.
ISBN 9781875930036
Publisher Holy Angels, 1999
D'Ath, Justin
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There is but one law, eat or be eaten. Stopmouth and his family know of no other life than the daily battle to survive. For Stopmouth, considered slow-witted hunt-fodder by his tribe, the future looks especially bleak. Then, on the day he is callously betrayed by his brother, a strange and beautiful woman falls from the sky.
ISBN 9780552555272
Publisher Corgi Books, 2008
O Guilin, Peadar
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Infernal devices
Tom and Hester are at peace in side-lined Anchorage, unlike their daughter, Wren, who unwittingly betrays them and is kidnapped by submariner pirates. Tom and Hester must try to rescue her, not knowing that Doctor Oenone Zero has restored the Stalker Shrike. As a result of Wren's actions, the whole world is about to be torn apart. A world that is already violent and cruel is about to become worse.
ISBN 9781407110936
Series Mortal engines series (3 of 4)
Publisher Scholastic UK, 2009
Reeve, Philip
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Infinity Drake: Sons of Scarlatti, The
Infinity Drake, also known as Finn, is on holiday with his mad scientist uncle when they are summoned. Scarlatti, a lethal bio-weapon, has been released, with terrible consequences for mankind. Uncle Al must shrink a military team to track down and kill the beast. When Finn gets shrunk, he and three soldiers begin a desperate race to destroy the beast that's very angry and many times their size.
ISBN 9780007521593
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, UK, 2014
McNally, John
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Inheritance
Long months of training and battle have brought victories and hope, but they have also brought heartbreaking loss. And the real battle, confronting Galbatorix, still lies ahead. When they do, they will have to be strong enough to defeat him. And if they cannot, no one can. There will be no second chances.
ISBN 9780385616492
Series Inheritance Cycle series (4 of 4)
Publisher Doubleday, 2011
Paolini, Christopher
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Series Inheritance Cycle series (4 books)
Paolini, Christopher
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Inkdeath
Life in the Inkworld has been far from easy. With Dustfinger dead and the evil Adderhead now in control, the story in which they are all caught has taken an unhappy turn. Even Elinor, left alone in the real world, believes her family to be lost between the covers of a book.
ISBN 9781905294718
Series Inkheart series (3 of 3)
Publisher Chicken House, 2008
Funke, Cornelia & Bell, Anthea (trans)
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Inkheart
Meggie loves books. So does her father, Mo, a bookbinder, although he has not read aloud to her since her mother mysteriously disappeared. One night, a stranger comes to their door and forces Mo to reveal an extraordinary secret about the power of storytelling. Standby as what happens in the imagination becomes real.
ISBN 9781904442219
Series Inkheart series (1 of 3)
Publisher Chicken House, 2004
Funke, Cornelia & Bell, Anthea (trans)
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Series Inkheart series (3 books)
Funke, Cornelia & Bell, Anthea (trans)
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Inkspell
Although a year has passed since the adventures of Inkheart, Meggie can't forget the extraordinary events and the characters that transformed her life. Now she dreams about getting inside the enchanted world of the book. But, Meggie needs to be careful about what she wishes for.
ISBN 9781904442837
Series Inkheart series (2 of 3)
Publisher Chicken House, 2006
Funke, Cornelia & Bell, Anthea (trans)
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Inline skating: extreme sports
One of a series of books about extreme sports. With action photographs, diagrams and a glossary of terms, this book tells you how to get started with inline skating, the equipment required and tricks that can be done.
ISBN 9781844430895
Publisher Raintree, 2003
Glidewell, Steve
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Inside the Australian Ballet
All facets of creating a performance of a ballet, from the costumes to the scenery, are described in this book.
ISBN 9781864489583
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2001
Lawrenson, Diana
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Instructions
Imagine yourrself in a fairytale. This stunning picture book guides you through a fantasy world where anything is possible, and the value of not harming others is paramount.
ISBN 9781408808641
Publisher Bloomsbury, 2010
Gaiman, Neil & Vess, Charles (ill)
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Instructions for a second-hand heart
Jonny has a faulty heart and his time is running out. Niamh has just lost her twin brother in a tragic accident. As their fates collide, soon Jonny is on the mend, but desperate to know more about his donor. When he tracks down Niamh, he only intends to find out about her brother, the first owner of his heart; but he doesn't plan on falling in love...A stunning, tear-jerking novel about grief, guilt, and the unpredictability of love.
ISBN 9781474906500
Publisher Usborne Publishing Ltd, 2016
Murray, Tamsyn
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Insurgent
Tris has survived a brutal attack on her former home and family. But she has paid a terrible price. Wracked by grief and guilt, she becomes ever more reckless as she struggles to accept her new future. Yet if Tris wants to uncover the truth about her world, she must be stronger than ever... because more shocking choices and sacrifices lie ahead.
ISBN 9780007442928
Series Divergent series (2 of 4)
Publisher HarperCollins US, 2012
Roth, Veronica
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Interworld
Joey is a lost soul and even has trouble finding his way around his own home. Then one day he walks into another dimension where he finds other versions of himself. The problem is that armies of magicians and scientists want to bend him to their foul purposes. The magicians of HEX are out to take control of the Altiverse and Joey must work with his variants to defeat them.
ISBN 9780007523429
Publisher HarperCollins Children's Books, 2013
Gaiman, Neil & Reaves, Michael
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Into the deep: life through the depths of the ocean
From the surface to the deepest depth, meet the amazing, bizarre and, sometimes, creepy creatures that live in the ocean.
ISBN 9781742031514
Publisher Black Dog Books, 2010
Topics / Year 5 easy reads /
Norman, Mark & Paul, David
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Into the fire
The story centres around a group of five friends, each of whom has their own ordeal in the face of an oncoming fire, and their attempts to protect family and possessions. As the fire approaches, a valuable brooch is stolen. The friends come together, using ingenuity and skill, to outsmart the thieves.
ISBN 9780207200618
Publisher Angus & Robertson (HarperCollins), 2008
Panckridge, Michael & Harvey, Pam
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Into the volcano
Volcano researcher and photographer Donna O'Meara describes what it is like to be right there when a volcano erupts and hot lava, scalding steam and acidic ash are falling all around you.
ISBN 9781553376934
Publisher Kids can press, 2005
O'Meara, Donna
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Into the white
This is the story of Robert Falcon Scott's Terra Nova expedition to Antarctica and the memorable characters, who with a band of shaggy ponies and savage dogs, follow a man they trust into the unknown. Battling storms at sea, impenetrable pack ice, man-eating whales, crevasses, blizzards, bad food, extreme temperatures, and equal measures of hunger, agony and snow blindness, the team pushes on against all odds. But will the weather hold? Will their rations be adequate? How will they know when they get there? And who invited the Norwegians?
ISBN 9781760293659
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2017
Grochowicz, Joanna
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Into white silence
During the winter of 1922, the Exploration Vessel, Raven, became trapped in the Antarctic icepack, entombing the twenty-eight men aboard. The book tells their story of living on the ice, their ambition, courage, madness and, ultimately, their hope. It captures the terrible, fascinating beauty of Antarctica, both as it was then and as it is today.
ISBN 9781741663259
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2008
Eaton, Anthony
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Intruder
Fourteen year old Kat Jones' life has been on hold since the death of her mother. When Kat is woken by an intruder looming over her bed, she is saved by her neighbour, Edwina, whom she believes betrayed her dying mother. And Kat certainly doesn't want Hercules, the world's ugliest guard dog, in her life. But, to stop the prowler, Kat will need to accept Edwina's help, develop friendships and learn to trust again.
ISBN 9780857983763
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2014
Bongers, Christine
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Invasion, The
The Earth is being invaded but no one knows about it. When Jake, Rachel, Tobias, Cassie and Marco stumble upon a downed spaceship and its dying pilot, they're given an incredible power. They can transform into any animal they touch, becoming Animorphs, the unlikely champions in a secret war for the planet. And the enemies they're fighting could be anyone, even the people closest to them.
ISBN 9780545291514
Series The Animorphs series (1 of 10)
Publisher Scholastic US, 2011
Applegate, K A
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Invention
Find out about some of the amazing inventions in the British Science Museum. In fact, find out what an invention is. Read how modern day inventions came about, showing the development of some items we use today from their earliest beginnings through all the changes that have improved them.
ISBN 9780789457691
Series Eyewitness series (36 books)
Publisher Dorling Kindersley, 2000
Topics / STEM /
Bender, Lionel
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Invention of Hugo Cabret, The
Hugo is an orphan, clock keeper and thief, living in a Parisian railway station at the turn of the nineteenth century. The story, in words and pictures, includes the invention of the earliest moving pictures and automatons. A hidden message from a dead father is the key to this spellbinding mystery.
ISBN 9780439813785
Publisher Scholastic US, 2007
Topics / Graphic novels /
Selznick, Brian
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Invisible friend, The
Tom's family has moved and he now goes to a new school. Tom is finding school very difficult because Big Ben and his group take great delight in harassing him. Tom's saviour is Grey Arthur, a ghost, who is just as miserable.
ISBN 9780340892978
Publisher Hodder Children's Books (Australia), 2005
Arnold, Louise
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Invisible hero, The
Philip has spent his whole life feeling invisible. Macca is a good all rounder, a sportsman and scholar who strives to be like his father. When their class is asked to keep diaries about heroes and villains, his class learn they are close to home and come in many disguises.
ISBN 9780702238901
Publisher University of Queensland Press, 2011
Fensham, Elizabeth
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Invisible war, the
While treating a patient with dysentery, Sister Annie Barnaby encounters a strain of lethal bacteria. As the invaders journey deep into her gut, the resident microbes must fight to survive and Annie's life hangs in the balance. Enter the phage, a deadly viral predator, ready to wage war to protect their host. Created by an expert team of scientists, artists, educators, writers and historians, The Invisible war is a story like no other.
ISBN 9780992587253
Publisher Scale free network, 2016
Wild, Ailsa & Hutchings, Ben (ill)
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Invisible Womble, The
Orinoco is certainly the tubbiest of the Wombles, and is the one who needs the most encouragement to go out on the daily sortie to clear up and recycle all the rubbish that humans leave behind. Meanwhile, Tomsk is getting to grips with one of the humans' more ingenious inventions, the vacuum cleaner.
ISBN 9781408808344
Series The Wombles series (3 of 6)
Publisher Bloomsbury, 2011
Beresford, Elisabeth & Price, Nick (ill)
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Iris and the tiger
Twelve year old Iris is sent to Spain to ensure that her elderly and unusual aunt leaves her fortune and sprawling estate to Iris's scheming parents. From the moment she arrives, Iris knows something isn't right and that her aunt is hiding something. There's an odd feeling around the house, where time moves slowly and Iris's eyes play tricks on her. In the wild, untamed forest, a mysterious animal moves in the shadows. When Iris discovers a painting, she sets out to uncover the animal's real identity, putting her life in terrible danger.
ISBN 9781925240795
Publisher Text Publishing Co, 2016
Hall, Leanne
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Iron hand
Book 1 ends with George having to make a choice between going back to his ordinary world or staying and helping Edie. High on the rooftops, an unseen gargoyle is watching them hungrily, waiting for the moment when it can unfold its stone wings and pounce. The thing on the roof knows that nothing is over, nothing is finished.
ISBN 9780340911655
Series Stoneheart series (2 of 3)
Publisher Hodder Children's Books (UK), 2008
Fletcher, Charlie
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Iron in the blood: convicts and commandants in colonial Australia
Australia's colourful, violent convict past vividly recreated to show that prison settlements were some of the most brutal places in the world. The darker side of our history raises many questions about crime, punishment, use and abuse of power.
ISBN 9781862914247
Publisher Omnibus Books, 2002
Tucker, Alan
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Iron man, The
A strange metal-eating, iron man is befriended by a young boy and taken to a scrap yard to eat the metal there. When an alien beast threatens the community, the iron man defends everyone.
ISBN 9780571141494
Publisher Faber & Faber, 1989
Hughes, Ted
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Iron soldiers: a story of arms and armour
In medieval times, it was the job of the blacksmith and, later, the armourer to make more and more sophisticated armour until a revolutionary development reduced it to just so much scrap metal.
ISBN 9781862914292
Publisher Omnibus Books, 2005
Luckett, Dave & Bond, Joseph
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Ironbark
A sixteen year old boy struggles with a serious condition, his sudden and violent temper triggered by situations of conflict or frustration in every day life. To avoid gaol, he must engage in strategies for anger management, including going to stay with his grandfather in an isolated Tasmanian forest. The road is hard and not always successful but the bond between them grows. Contains coarse language that may offend some readers.
ISBN 9781741149555
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2008
Jonsberg, Barry
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Is it true, Grandfather
Grandfather tells the story to the villagers of his first adventures in the cave when he was eight years old.
ISBN 9780868969879
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 1996
Lohse, Wendy & Sands, Jenny (ill)
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Is this a poem?
This book is full of many different types of poetry. There are advertising jingles, football chants and even raps. There are also some brilliant tips to help you write poetry of your own.
ISBN 9781472920010
Publisher Bloomsbury, 2016
Stevens, Roger
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Isabel, jewel of Castilla, Spain 1466
Isabel strives to remain on good terms with her controlling half-brother, King Enrique, and her younger sibling, the rebel King Alfonso in this tale of romance. As matches are made and broken, the princess finally weds the man of her choice.
ISBN 9780439078054
Series Royal diaries series (20 books)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2000
Meyer, Carolyn
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Ishmael
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Series Ishmael (3 books)
Bauer, Michael Gerard
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Ishmael and the hoops of steel
Ishmael has made it to Senior School and things are really looking up. His chief tormentor, Barry Bagsley, has finally decided to leave him alone, while his dream girl, Kelly Faulkner, has finally decided not to. Maybe, Ishmael's remaining two years at school can actually be described as normal. Or perhaps not. There are shocks, laughs and even romances. Usually read by students in Years 9, 10 or above.
ISBN 9781862919174
Series Ishmael (3 of 3)
Publisher Omnibus Books, 2011
Bauer, Michael Gerard
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Ishmael and the return of the dugongs
Ishmael Leseur is back at school and reunited with his friends, Scobie, Prindabel, Bill and the Razzman. They hope to win the debating competition but, first, they have to navigate Miss Tarango's poetry lessons and the school bully, Barry Bagsley. Ishmael also has a crush on Kelly Faulkner and Razza is determined to give him a helping hand. Usually read by students in Years 9, 10 or above.
ISBN 9781862917644
Series Ishmael (2 of 3)
Publisher Omnibus Books, 2007
Bauer, Michael Gerard
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Island of destiny, The
Whisker the Pie Rat apprentice now has the Forgotten Map and the King's Key and is off on the treasure hunt of a lifetime. He joins with the Pie Rats crew and they must pass through the Treacherous Sea where danger lurks on their journey to the mysterious Island of Destiny.
ISBN 9780987461520
Series Pie rats series (3 of 6)
Publisher Daydream Press, 2014
Stelzer, Cameron
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Island of Dr Libris, The
Billy is spending the summer in a lakeside cabin, belonging to the mysterious Dr Libris. But, something strange is going on. Whenever he opens the books in Dr Libris' private bookcase, Billy can hear sounds coming from the island in the middle of the lake. The clash of swords, the twang of arrows and, sometimes, the ground shakes. It's almost as if the stories he's reading are coming to life. But, that's impossible.
ISBN 9780857988256
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2015
Grabenstein, Chris
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Island of lost horses, The
When twelve year old Beatriz stumbles across a wild mare with strange markings, she can't believe it's real. Yet, from that moment on, the strongest connection grows between them, and Beatriz begins to uncover an incredible history. Centuries ago, Felipa and her horse, Cara Blanca, were running for their lives. As the fates of Beatriz, Felipa and their horses become entwined, Beatriz realises that the future of the world's rarest horses depends on her.
ISBN 9780007580279
Publisher HarperCollins Australia, 2015
Gregg, Stacy
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Island of the blue dolphins
Set in the 1800s, this is a story of a girl's survival on a deserted island.
ISBN 9780140302684
Publisher Puffin Australia, 1966
O'Dell, Scott
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Island, The
One morning, a man is found on the beach by the people of an island. Although the islanders fear the outsider and want to send him back into the ocean, the fisherman convinces them that they have a responsibility to save him from death. A powerful look at how people cope with differences and the notion of a group mentality in dealing with a situation.
ISBN 9781741752663
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2007
Greder, Armin
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Islands of Chaldea, The
Aileen is convinced she'll never become as magical as her Aunt Beck. But when her wise woman aunt is set a seemingly impossible rescue mission, Aileen soon realises she might be more special than she thought.
ISBN 9780007549207
Publisher HarperCollins Children's Books, 2014
Jones, Diana Wynne
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Isle of illusion, The
Lief, Barda and Jasmine have found the first part, and are now searching for the second. They go to the mysterious island of Auron where terrible dangers await.
ISBN 9781865044255
Series Deltora Shadowlands series (2 of 3)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2002
Rodda, Emily
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Isle of the dead
Terrible dangers from the present and the past lie in wait for them. But the greatest shock of all lurks in the lair of the ferocious Kobb, on the desolate Isle of the Dead.
ISBN 9781865046150
Series Dragons of Deltora series (3 of 4)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2004
Rodda, Emily
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It goes without saying
A tour through fifty years of the cartoon strips, Peanuts, revealing the philosophy of Charles M Schulz at its silent best. Actions speak louder than words in this feast of visual annecdotes and comments on life. Everyone can identify with, or knows someone just like, Charlie Brown, Lucy, Linus, Schroeder, Snoopy or Woodstock.
ISBN 9781841612720
Publisher Ravette Publishing, 2007
Topics / Year 6 easy reads /
Schulz, Charles M
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It's a girl thing
Mickey Farrell dreams of winning her country's singing competition but, when she is up against sneaky Coco Lamont, it's a real challenge.
ISBN 9781921167188
Series Diva series (1 of 6)
Publisher Black Dog Books, 2006
Lawson, Sue
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It's a wild ride
Enter the world of amusement and theme parks and take the ride of your life on some amazing, truly scary roller coasters.
ISBN 9781865048840
Series X-zone series (48 books)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2005
Topics / Year 6 easy reads /
Bancks, Tristan
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It's about love
He's Luke. She's Leia. Just like in Star Wars. Just like they're made for each other. Only this isn't a film, this is real life. This is where monsters from the past come back to take revenge. This is where you are sometimes the monster. And, where, the things we build to protect us can end up doing the most harm. Mature read. Usually read by students in Years 9, 10 or above.
ISBN 9780007511242
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, UK, 2015
Camden, Steven
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It's about time
People have always been curious about time and this book provides answers to many of the questions. We discover how people became aware of time and the various ways they have devised to measure it, from the sundial to the atomic clock.
ISBN 9781865048918
Series X-zone series (48 books)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2005
Topics / Year 6 easy reads /
Harris, David
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It's elementary: putting the crackle into chemistry
Everything you see and touch is made of one or more of the over ninety discovered elements like oxygen, platinum and ytterbium. This book is packed with things to learn and explore and the extraordinary ways in which the elements affect our lives.
ISBN 9781405318570
Publisher Dorling Kindersley, 2007
Winston, Robert
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It's true: animals are electrifying
A book full of wonders, from snakes that can fly to eggs that can talk, from eels discharging 500 volts to lizards spurting blood from their eyes. Lots of interesting facts and fascinating information about how animals adapt to their environment in bizarre and unexpected ways.
ISBN 9781741143430
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2005
Wilkinson, Rick & Looby, Ric (ill)
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It's true: Burke & Wills forgot the frying pan
Quirky facts and incidents about the expeditions of early Australian explorers.
ISBN 9781741144727
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2005
Gregg, David & Harvey, Roland (ill)
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It's true: hauntings happen and ghosts get grumpy
Fascinating collection of stories about ghosts, aliens, psychics and other unusual things.
ISBN 9781741146080
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2006
Costain, Meredith & Smith, Craig (ill)
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It's true: space turns you into spaghetti
Appealing, illustrated fact book on space exploration. Focuses on astronauts, habitable planets, gas giants and physics of space. Suggests simple experiments and activities.
ISBN 9781741146257
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2006
Topics / Year 6 easy reads /
Catchpole, Heather & Woods, Vanessa & McKenzie, Heath (ill)
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It's true: you eat poison every day
Facts and accounts about poisons used for cures but often killing people by accident.
ISBN 9781741146264
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2006
Macinnis, Peter & Guthridge, Bettina (ill)
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It's true: your cat could be a spy
A fetching book about spies. It links good storytelling and factual information with humorous pictures.
ISBN 9781741146066
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2006
Topics / Year 6 easy reads /
Bursztynski, Sue & Vane, Mitch (ill)
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It's true: your hair grows 15 kilometres a year
This book is full of hair-raising facts about follicles, frizzy hair, hairy heads and baldness. Imagine sleeping on a horse hair mattress or dyeing your hair with leeches soaked in vinegar. Find out how a single strand of hair can show if you've been poisoned.
ISBN 9781741142723
Series It's true series (3 of 99)
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2004
Lawrenson, Diana & Hobbs, Leigh (ill)
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Ivory rose, The
Jemma lands a babysitting job in Rosethorne, one of the famous witches' houses near her home. The house is supposedly haunted by a sad little girl. When Jemma discovers a beautiful ivory rose locket, she sees a terrifying flashback and wakes up in 1895, where she becomes an apprentice maidservant. But. all is not well in the grand house. Young heiress Georgiana is constantly sick and Jemma suspects she's being poisoned.
ISBN 9781742750712
Publisher Random House Children's Books, 2011
Murrell, Belinda
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Ivy
Ivy, a common, laudanum addict living with thieves and scoundrels, is a stunner, a term for an artist's model and beauty. After embarking on a life of crime in London, she is sold out by her adopted family and falls victim to a pre-Raphaelite painter's jealous mother. Usually read by students in Years 9, 10 and above.
ISBN 9780192754318
Publisher Simon & Schuster, 2008
Hearn, Julie
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Izzy Folau series
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Series Izzy Folau series (4 books)
Harding, David & Folau, Izzy & Fosdike, James (ill)
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Izzy Folau: Chance of a lifetime
Daniel and Sione come from very different backgrounds but they both eat, sleep and breathe rugby union. When they are selected for a junior representative rugby team, Daniel and Sione are given the chance of a lifetime, coaching by Australian rugby union star, Israel Folau. At first, the boys are awestruck but, soon, they see Izzy as a friend. Unfortunately, as the boys' worlds collide, things on the field don't go as smoothly.
ISBN 9780857986610
Series Izzy Folau series (4 books)
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2015
Harding, David & Folau, Izzy & Fosdike, James (ill)
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Izzy Folau: Pushed to the limit
The Valley rugby team with coach, Israel Folau, is off to the Northern Territory. Daniel and Sione can't believe they're in the Top End. The boys soon realise that the weather, the culture and the people are different. And no one seems to play rugby. The team is tempted to thrash their inexperienced opponents but discover that winning that way isn't as much fun. Izzy urges the boys to give the newcomers a chance.
ISBN 9780857986658
Series Izzy Folau series (4 books)
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2015
Harding, David & Folau, Izzy & Fosdike, James (ill)
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Izzy Folau: Reality check
Daniel and Sione are finally starting to get along as they travel, with The Valley Rugby Team, to Queensland with their coach, Israel Folau. In their first match against a local school, the team is soundly beaten and the boys, who believed they were destined for glory, come crashing back to earth. It's time to go back to basics, with Izzy showing Daniel and Sione the way. Their future as a team depends on it.
ISBN 9780857986634
Series Izzy Folau series (4 books)
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2015
Harding, David & Folau, Izzy & Fosdike, James (ill)
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Izzy Folau: Standing tall
As part of the Valley Team, Daniel and Sione have landed in Sydney for the State Championships. This is the biggest stage they have ever played on and the boys are full of nervous excitement. Valley will meet their toughest opponents yet and have the weight of family expectations on their shoulders. To succeed, the team will have to remember all that they have learnt during their training trip around the country.
ISBN 9780857986672
Series Izzy Folau series (4 books)
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2015
Harding, David & Folau, Izzy & Fosdike, James (ill)
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