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Jack Mason adventure 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 Jack Mason adventure series (3 books)
Pitt, Darrell
No book cover.
2064
Jack's bugle
Aidan leaves the farm to join the war, along with his bugle. He is excited by the promise of travel, adventure and new friends, using his bugle to inspire his battalion.
ISBN 9781922081292
Publisher Windy Hollow Books, 2014
Bell, Krista & Elliott, Belinda (ill)
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2377
Jamil's shadow
A young, orphaned boy keeps to himself, tending his herd of cattle and remaining apart from others in his small Turkish village. When a stray dog follows him home, Jamil finds that he can't get rid of it. A challenging read.
ISBN 9780141312101
Publisher Puffin Australia, 2001
Harris, Christine
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793
Jandamarra
Set in the Kimberley region in north-west Australia, this is the story of a young warrior born to lead. To the settlers, he was an outlaw to be hunted. To the Bunuba, he was a courageous defender of his country. This story of conflict and divided loyalties gives a unique insight into an extraordinary man and a tragic but important part of Australia's history.
ISBN 9781742375700
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2013
Greenwood, Mark & Denton, Terry (ill)
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902
Japanese samurai, The
Find out about the famous samurai battles in Japan, samurai swords, the Bushido code and the decline of the ancient samurai. Lots of fascinating snippets of information and explanations of foreign or ancient words.
ISBN 9781420267884
Series Ancient and Medieval people series (6 books)
Publisher Macmillan Education Australia Pty Ltd, 2009
Park, Louise & Love, Timothy
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15050
Jason and the golden fleece
The epic story of Jason's quest for the golden fleece is retold for junior readers. Each short chapter adds another part to this riveting tale.
ISBN 9781845070618
Publisher Frances Lincoln, 2005
Riordan, James & Cockcroft, Jason (ill)
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Jasper Zammit 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 Jasper Zammit series (3 books)
Abela, Deborah & Warren, Johnny
No book cover.
35607

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Jehan and the quest of the lost dog
Jehan has lost his home and family in a devastating flood in Pakistan. Lost and stuck in a tree he hears a dog barking. Jehan rescues the dog, Lali, and he's no longer alone, but she keeps paddling away from him, swimming further into the floodwaters. So Jehan is forced to follow her, but will the dog's quest lead them to safety, and to their families? Or to more danger?
ISBN 9780702259609
Publisher University of Queensland Press, 2017
Hawke, Rosanne & Stewart, Briony (ill)
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2388
Jenny Angel
Jenny's little brother, Davy, is very ill and her mother says that no one will be able to keep him alive. But, Jenny thinks that as long as she watches over Davy, nothing can happen. An emotionally charged story about a young girl's courageous stand, and the uncertainty and beauty of life.
ISBN 9780140545258
Publisher Penguin, 2002
Wild, Margaret & Spudvilas, Anne
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2390
Jeremy Jeremiah
This is a time-slip story of friendship and of Australia's early gold-mining days. Jeremy makes contact with a boy who lived in Jeremy's house a hundred years before.
ISBN 9781863738606
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 1996
Barron, Antonia
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79876
Jewel fish of Karnak, The
In ancient Egypt, Jackal and Ibis are given a task by Cat Pharaoh, to travel along the Nile to retrieve the previous jewel fish from Crocodile Prince. Contains hieroglyphics and a jewel puzzle.
ISBN 9780670074679
Publisher Penguin, 2011
Base, Graeme
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2441
Jim's lion
Jim is ill in hospital and his dreams are fearful and wild. His nurse gives him a mission, to find in his dreams his animal finder, who can guide him home wherever his illness takes him.
ISBN 9781406346022
Publisher Walker Books, 2014
Hoban, Russell & Deacon, Alexis (ill)
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8456
Jinxed
When Jinx accidentally smashes her next door neighbour's python tank with a misplaced totem tennis ball and is expected to replace it, she needs to make some cash fast. No slow and steady job for Jinx, but all her get rich quick schemes are going awry.
ISBN 9781921150593
Series Lightning strikes series (19 books)
Publisher Walker Books, 2008
McDougall, Jill
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15146
Jirrbal: rainforest Dreamtime stories
Aboriginal dreaming stories of the Jirrbal people. Contains factual narratives about the author's life and the rainforests of North Queensland. Traditional language words of the Jirrbal people are included.
ISBN 9781875641062
Publisher Magabala Books, 2001
Barlow, Maisie (Yarrcali) & Anning, Michael (Boiyool) (ill)
No book cover.
1590
Jodie: this is the book of you
Best friends Jodie, Rania and Deyana can't believe what they have found in the school library. A mysterious book that writes itself, just for them. Jodie's life is difficult enough. Her father is in a new relationship and Jodie is trying to get used to having a stepsister. The advice the book is giving Jodie is so confusing. She is perplexed about the ghostly writer and what it wants.
ISBN 9781742990101
Publisher Omnibus Books, 2013
Abdel-Fattah, Randa
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12934
John Lennon: voice of a generation
John Lennon found fame as the Beatles' lead singer, the most popular band in history. They dominated the record charts between 1963 and 1970. He promoted world peace and freedom, and challenged people to hope for a better world.
ISBN 9780750239486
Publisher Hodder Headline Australia Pty Ltd, 2002
Gogerly, Liz
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13645
Joke trap, The
Jesse's dad makes terrible jokes. Ben's dad sings all the wrong lyrics to songs. The embarrassment is ruining their social life. The kids hope to cure their dads with a taste of their own medicine but they're not sure dads will ever stop doing THAT joke.
ISBN 9780733320552
Publisher ABC Books, 2007
Glover, Richard & Gordon, Gus (ill)
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68136
Joke's on Selby, The
Join Selby and Gary Gaggs, Bogusville's craziest comedian, in a gathering of giggles and gut-busting gags. Watch Gary tackle life on a leaky boat with a bad history and chuckle as he gets involved in a film romance with a difference. Selby must discover who the phantom gagsteris who keeps stealing all of Gary's punchlines.
ISBN 9780732288624
Series Selby series (22 books)
Publisher HarperCollins Australia, 2008
Ball, Duncan
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2415
Joseph
An attractive version of the old testament story about Joseph.
ISBN 9781864481709
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2001
Fienberg, Anna & Gamble, Kim (ill)
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742
Josie and the Michael Street kids
When Josie moves house with her Mum, she is a million miles away from her best friend, the beach and everything. But, when Josie finds a secret treasure map, her world in Michael Street becomes exciting.
ISBN 9780143303442
Series Aussie chomps (17 books)
Publisher Puffin Australia, 2007
Russon, Penni
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18563
Josie under fire
Josie's stays in London during the terrible bombing attacks of 1941, while her mother nurses her ailing grandmother. Josie struggles with her own feelings of inadequacy and her brother's very unpopular decision not to go to war.
ISBN 9780746060322
Publisher Usborne Publishing Ltd, 2004
Turnbull, Ann
No book cover.
14818
Journey from the centre of the earth
The story of a duck that was left behind at the centre of the earth and his friendship with a strange mushroom creature. A deeply philosophical book that deals with the eternal question, why.
ISBN 9780734403766
Publisher Thomas C Lothian Pty Ltd, 2003
Carmody, Isobelle & McBride, Marc (ill)
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2930
Journey, The
To escape the turmoil and tragedy brought by war, a family leaves their home and everything they know to embark on a very long journey,
ISBN 9781909263994
Publisher Flying Eye Books, 2016
Topics / Displacement /
Sanna, Francesca
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14433
Judas donkey, The
Francesca desperately wants a horse of her own. When her grandpa brings home the Judas donkey, Francesca is less than impressed. But, Judy is not an ordinary donkey.
ISBN 9781920731182
Publisher Fremantle Press, 2003
Broome, Errol & Thompson, Sharon (ill)
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217
Julie of the wolves
An Inuit girl runs away to regain her traditional Eskimo culture and becomes lost on the frozen Arctic tundra. Only the wolves can help her. Julie's survival depends on the leader of the pack.
ISBN 9780060540951
Publisher HarperCollins US, 2003
George, Jean Craighead
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80013
Julius Caesar: the curse of the gods
When young Julius Caesar fall mysteriously ill, his mother is convinced he's been cursed by the gods. But, when civil war engulfs Ancient Rome, Caesar seizes the opportunity to prove her wrong and fulfil his destiny as leader of the mightiest empire the world has ever known.
ISBN 9781406312546
Series Before they were famous series (6 of 6)
Publisher Walker Books, 2011
Corby, Caroline
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2788
Julius Zebra: Bundle with the Britons
From a smelly watering hole, deep in the heart of the Serengeti, to the ferocious clamour of the Colosseum, join Julius Zebra and his motley menagerie of friends as they gear up to be gladiators. Only if they win the love of the Roman crowds will they win back their freedom.
ISBN 9781406365870
Publisher HarperCollins Australia, 2016
Northfield, Gary
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10258
Julius Zebra: Rumble with the Romans
Meet Julius Zebra. We all know zebras are handsome, eat lots of grass and are always getting eaten by lions. Let's face it, they can be a bit boring and stupid, too. But, a tussle with a grumpy gladiator can change a zebra. So, cheer on our stripey hero, Julius, as he scraps for survival in history's deadliest theatre, the Colosseum. Just don't call him a horse or Debra.
ISBN 9781406354928
Publisher Walker Books, 2015
Northfield, Gary
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15316
Jungle
Find out about the remarkable, colourful plants and animals of the world's jungles. See the beautiful but poisonous passionflower, the rare golden lion tamarin, the red howler monkey and a kangaroo climbing a tree. Learn about the peoples of the rainforest and discover what is being done to protect these valuable ecosystems.
ISBN 9781405342292
Series Eyewitness series (36 books)
Publisher Dorling Kindersley, 2009
Greenaway, Theresa & Dann, Geoff (phot)
No book cover.
16561
Jupiter
Fascinating facts about the planet, Jupiter, and the solar system. Includes photographs, a glossary and websites links.
ISBN 9781420211887
Series New Solar System, The series (5 of 12)
Publisher MacMillan, 2007
Birch, Robin
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22763
Just a dog
Mr Mosely isn't a purebred dog but he's just the dog that Corey and his family want. He is loyal, protective and loving. And, he is much more than that. He might well be the one thing that holds them all together.
ISBN 9781862918870
Publisher Omnibus Books, 2010
Bauer, Michael Gerard
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2447
Just annoying
Nine short stories which provide an insane mixture of ways to be annoying and of things that are annoying.
ISBN 9780330360784
Publisher Pan MacMillan, 1998
Griffiths, Andy & Denton, Terry (ill)
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2274
Just another day
In another disastrous day at Average Primary School, fifth class horrors, Harry Harvard and Jesse Harrison, have ended up on detention. Things start looking up when Harry and Jesse notice a space ship perched in the top of the tallest tree in Average Park. The aliens on board are able to be just as much trouble as our two heroes.
ISBN 9781420276886
Series Get real series (4 of 10)
Publisher Macmillan Education Australia Pty Ltd, 2009
Kettle, Phil & Webb, Melissa (ill)
No book cover.
46367
Just Macbeth
When Andy, Danny and Lisa are transported, with the help of a little Wizz Fizz, to eleventh century Scotland, they realise it's more than just time travel. Everyone thinks they are characters from the Shakespeare play, Macbeth, and Andy discovers he is married to the most beautiful girl in the world. But, trouble arises when Andy kills his wife, his best friend and many kittens, puppies and ponies.
ISBN 9780330425346
Publisher Pan MacMillan, 2009
Griffiths, Andy & Denton, Terry (ill)
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2562
Just one wish
Penny has moved to Australia from China and her English is very limited. She misses her friends and her cousin is determined to make her life miserable at their school. When Penny's grandmother gives her a magic Chinese pouch, Penny has just one wish to make things right.
ISBN 9780143304463
Series Aussie chomps (17 books)
Publisher Puffin Australia, 2009
Rippin, Sally
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219
Just so stories
Distant lands, the beautiful gardens of splendid palaces, the sea, the jungle and its beasts, even the desert, are the exotic settings for classic stories that deal with the origins of things in the animal world, such as how the elephant got his trunk.
ISBN 9780141183626
Publisher Penguin Books Ltd, UK, 2001
Kipling, Rudyard
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