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39914
M is for mates: animals in wartime from Ajax to Zep
Without the service of animals, many more Australians would have lost their lives during wartime. This intriguing book presents information about food, equipment, battle environments, war propaganda, uniforms, symbols and transport. Filled with authentic photos, wartime anecdotes and strange but true facts.
ISBN 9781877007392
Publisher Dept of Veterans' Affairs & Australian War Memorial, 2009
Department of Veterans' Affairs & Australian War Memorial
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M is for mutiny: History by alphabet
A taste of the intriguing history of Australia and the many entry points for readers to explore further. In the late 18th century, ragtag groups of Europeans started to arrive in Australia. Most were convicts, some were soldiers, a few had just run out of choices. They blundered onto an ancient land that had been peopled for 60,000 years. They wanted to make it just like home. They cleared the land, they fenced it, they paved it, and they put buildings on it. All the while, the country's first peoples watched on, bewildered by these clumsy immigrants and their mysterious ways. Why did Sir Joseph Banks hate bananas? Did anyone like William Bligh? Who's afraid of Pemulwuy?
ISBN 9780994384119
Publisher Berbay Publishing, 2017
Dickson, John & Emmerichs, Bern (ill)
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Macbeth, you idiot
Andy Macbeth doesn't mean to be a terrible person but his three spooky aunts have predicted great things for him on the school soccer team. So, when the gorgeous Fifi L'Amour starts to take an interest in him and suggests an easy way to ridicule the coach and take his place, it just might all be too hard to resist.
ISBN 9780143304289
Publisher Puffin Australia, 2009
Henderson, Don
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Macbeth: a Shakespeare story
A brilliant retelling of this wonderful tale of witches, murder and madness. 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 9781841213446
Series Shakespeare stories series (6 of 12)
Publisher Orchard Books, 2003
Matthews, Andrew & Ross, Tony (ill)
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Mad about monkeys
Find out about the many different types of monkeys, from the smallest Pygmy Marmoset to the largest Mandrill. Discover where monkeys come from, their social life and order, how they use tools, and how deforestation threatens their populations. You'll soon be raving mad about monkeys.
ISBN 9781909263574
Series About animals series (3 books)
Publisher Flying Eye Books, 2015
Davey, Owen
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Maddigan's quest
Garland Maddigan, twelve year old daughter of Fantasia's ringmaster, has made this trip before. The journey has frightening new challenges when three mysterious children join the travellers and sinister strangers follow them.
ISBN 9781869506025
Publisher HarperCollins NZ, 2006
Mahy, Margaret
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Made for speed
Many people have risked their lives to break speed records on the ground, in the air and on the water. Meet some of them and find out how, and why, they did it. Easy to access information includes unusual or amazing facts, photographs, charts and maps.
ISBN 9781865047720
Series X-zone series (48 books)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2004
Topics / Year 6 easy reads /
Ramsden, Julie & Ramsden, Michael
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Made on Earth
Follow the journey of a red jacket around the world, from being made to going in the rubbish, from the cells of a prison, to a boat floating in the ocean, connecting many people.
ISBN 9781408173916
Publisher A & C Black, 2012
Korn, Wolfgang
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Magenta McPhee
Magenta is worried her about her dad. He hasn't moved on since the divorce. Magenta is trying to write her fantasy trilogy but, since she registered her father on an internet dating site, she has to spend time pretending to be him and replying to the emails he doesn't know he is receiving. Now, someone wants to meet him.
ISBN 9781741664089
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2009
Bateson, Catherine
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Magic and other misdemeanors
With Granny distracted by Mayor Heart's campaign against the human residents of Ferryport Landing, Sabrina and Daphne Grimm are ready to tackle a case on their own. They need to find out who is stealing the magical possessions of the most powerful Everafters in town. The villain's plans mean a grim future for the Grimms.
ISBN 9780810993587
Series Sisters Grimm series (5 of 7)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2010
Buckley, Michael & Ferguson, Peter (ill)
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Magic fair, The
The magic fair has a lot more than just fairy floss and fun rides, it has cakes that jump and pies that fly. Enter but beware. Kayla and her cousin, Phil, soon find out that not all the surprises are nice ones. When Phil is mean to Kayla, the fair takes matters into its own hands in a very unusual way.
ISBN 9781921696121
Publisher Fremantle Press, 2010
Morgan, Sally & Gibbs, Tracey (ill)
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Magic feet
Soccer season is here. Ellyse is desperate to pull on her boots and start dribbling and defending. But, her best friends, Charlie and Jazz, don't want to play soccer this year. Ellyse is disappointed but has an idea to get a girls team together at school. But, things don't go to plan at school or training. When Ellyse is targetted by one of her own Hawks teammates, it scares the girls from joining the school team. Ellyse must find a way to deal with the bully and convince her schoolmates to join soccer.
ISBN 9780143781264
Series Ellyse Perry series (4 books)
Publisher Penguin Books Australia, 2016
Clark, Sherryl & Perry, Ellyse
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Magic pudding, The
A rude, steak-and-kidney-come-what-you-like pudding and his mates Bill Barnacle, Sam Sawnoff and Bunyip Bluegum battle the puddin' thieves in this Australian bush classic.
ISBN 9780207188640
Publisher HarperCollins Australia, 1995
Lindsay, Norman
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Magician's daughter series
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Series Magician's daughter series (3 books)
Walker, Justyn
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Magician's daughter, The
Two friends sink through a magical puddle into Allegoria, the world of the Great Magician. Georgie Tanner is always getting into some sort of trouble or other, but nothing has prepared her for this.
ISBN 9780958074421
Series Magician's daughter series (1 of 3)
Publisher Multimedia Interface, 2004
Walker, Justyn
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Magician's elephant, The
The boy, the lost sister, the retired officer, the childless couple, the displaced elephant, the patient nun, the compassionate policeman, the remorseful magician, the bent and broken stonemason and the socialite crippled when the conjured elephant fell through the theatre roof and landed on her legs, all come together in the snow in this meaningful, simply but poetically told story.
ISBN 9780763644109
Publisher Candlewick Press, 2009
DiCamillo, Kate
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Magician's nephew, The
This sixth book about Narnia, explains how the comings and goings between our world and Narnia first began, when Polly and Digory found the way to Narnia by accident.
ISBN 9780064471107
Series Chronicles of Narnia series (6 of 7)
Publisher HarperCollins US, 2002
Lewis, C S
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Magpie
Author Luke Davies wrote a poem called Childhood Terror which described, in nine lines, the fear of a magpie attack, and a boy's reaction as his father helps him face that fear. This wonderful picture book turns the poem into a story of a dog and his pup on a journey to find the magpie.
ISBN 9780733322686
Publisher ABC Books, 2010
Davies, Luke & Kiuru, Inari (ill)
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Magpie Island
The story of a magpie raised on the Eyre Peninsula that becomes stranded on an island. Humans intervene to help him have a happy life.
ISBN 9781863020633
Publisher New Holland Australia, 1990
Thiele, Colin & Haldane, Roger (ill)
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Magrit
Magrit lives in an abandoned cemetery. She is as forgotten as the tiny graveyard that surrounds her. One night, a passing stork drops a strange bundle into the graveyard. Master Puppet, her friend and advisor, tells her it is an awful, ugly, terrible thing and she should get rid of it. But, Magrit has other ideas.
ISBN 9781925081343
Publisher Walker Books Australia Pty Ltd, 2016
Battersby, Lee & Daoud, Amy (ill)
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Make 'em laugh
Take a look at jokes and comedians, and what makes people laugh.
ISBN 9781865048925
Series X-zone series (48 books)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2005
Topics / Year 6 easy reads /
Bancks, Tristan
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Making Jamie normal
Alex will be the coolest Year 9 student with the weirdest sister in Year 7 if she can't make Jamie 'normal' before she goes to high school. Jamie doesn't realise how lucky she is getting all this great advice. Some coarse language used in context.
ISBN 9780143302032
Series Aussie chomps (17 books)
Publisher Penguin, 2005
Pershall, Mary K
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Making YouTube videos
If you've wanted to create a YouTube video, then this book is for you. Find out how to shoot with a phone or camera, edit your clips and add effects.
ISBN 9781119177241
Series Dummies Junior series (12 books)
Publisher John Wiley & Sons Australia Ltd, 2015
Topics / STEM /
Willoughby, Nick
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Mal rider, The
Danny discovers girls or, rather, one special girl called Ella, and the joys of riding a malboard. Can he overcome the problems of surfing mates who only accept shortboards? He is new to town and needs a break on the waves and at school.
ISBN 9780143302193
Series Aussie chomps (17 books)
Publisher Usborne Publishing Ltd, 2004
Flynn, Pat
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Malkin Moonlight
Malkin is a small, black cat with a magnificent tail, who's destined to be a hero. He just doesn't know it yet. In his third life, Wild Malkin falls in love with Roux, a Domestic cat, who likes the comforts of home. Together, they explore the night and have adventures. When Roux's owners decide to move away, she chooses to become a Wild and stay with Malkin. Setting out to find a new home, they stumble across a recycling centre full of cats at war. An extraordinary adventure awaits as Malkin tries to bring peace to the land.
ISBN 9781408870846
Publisher Bloomsbury, 2016
Cox, Emma
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Mammals
Mammals have adapted to many environments. They can swim, walk, fly and live underwater or high up in forest trees. Superb photographs bring their fascinating world vividly to life. The book follows a mammal from birth, showing how it grows.
ISBN 9780756607036
Series Eyewitness series (36 books)
Publisher Dorling Kindersley, 2003
Parker, Steve & Burton, Jane (ill)
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10011
Man eater
Sam Fox is on a youth conference in Africa when the tour bus takes off without him, leaving him stranded in the wilderness. Sam uses his wits to escape an angry mother elephant, a king cobra, a hyena and a hungry crocodile. It may not be so easy to survive an encounter with a ferocious, man-eating leopard.
ISBN 9780143303213
Series Extreme adventures series (6 of 11)
Publisher Penguin Books Australia, 2007
D'Ath, Justin
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Man from Ironbark, The
When the man from Ironbark visits the local town for a shave, chaos ensues. Because of a Sydney barber's joke on one of their men, long beards become the fashion in a small Australian settlement.
ISBN 9780006615873
Publisher Collins, 1984
Paterson, A B (Banjo)
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Man from Snowy River & other verses, The
A classic collection of forty-six poems by Banjo Paterson.
ISBN 9780207191732
Publisher HarperCollins Australia, 1997
Paterson, A B (Banjo)
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Man from Snowy River, The
The full text of the classic poem is beautifully illustrated and includes a CD of an unabridged recording.
ISBN 9781865046952
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2004
Paterson, A B (Banjo) & Blackwood, Freya (ill)
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Man, The
A little, hairy man appears in the bedroom of a schoolboy demanding food, clothing and shelter. This story is told in cartoon style.
ISBN 9780099108818
Publisher Red Fox, 1994
Briggs, Raymond
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Mandawuy Yunupingu (Aussie stars)
A former Australian of the Year, Mandawuy Yunupingu, leads the band, Yothu Yindi.
ISBN 9781876400262
Series Aussie stars series (12 books)
Publisher Coolabah Publishing, 2001
McCallum, Grant
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Maps
Travel the world without leaving home. Fifty two lavishly illustrated maps detail not only geographical features and political borders but also places of interest, iconic personalities, native animals and plants, local peoples, cultural events, and many more fascinating facts associated with each region. This book is a celebration of the world, from its immense mountains to its tiny insects, and everything in between.
ISBN 9781760065416
Publisher The Five Mile Press Pty Ltd, 2014
Mizielinski, Aleksandra & Mizielinski, Daniel
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Maralinga: the Anangu story
In words and pictures, Yalata and Oak Valley community members, with author Christobel Mattingley, describe what happened in the Maralinga Tjarutja lands of South Australia, before the bombs and after.
ISBN 9781741756210
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2009
Mattingley, Christobel & Yalata and Oak Valley community & Yalata and Oak Valley communities (ill)
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Margaret and Flynn
It is 1875 and orphans, Margaret and Libby, live with kind Mrs Fredriksen in her sod house in rural Colorado. The girls are always moving on, looking for a real home. When a tornado sweeps through the town bringing an injured horse, Margaret nurses it back to good health. This might be the place to settle down.
ISBN 9780142410196
Series Hoofbeats series (3 of 3)
Publisher Puffin Australia, 2008
Duey, Kathleen
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Marly and the goat
It's 1983 and there's excitement in Marly's house. Her grandparents have arrived from Vietnam and, soon, her mum will have a new baby. While Grandma tries to make Marly into a 'young lady', Grandpa digs up the backyard. When he brings home Agnes, a goat, the neighbours want it taken away. Things get dangerous and Marly must try to protect her grandpa and her pet.
ISBN 9780143308515
Series Our Australian girl series (44 books)
Publisher Penguin Books Australia, 2015
Pung, Alice & Masciullo, Lucia (ill)
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Marly walks on the Moon
It's 1983 and baby mania has struck Marly's house. She has a new baby brother and Marly never realised that a new baby would take up so much of everyone's time. The school concert is coming up and Marly's secret plan is to perform the Moonwalk, the dance she's been practising all year. But, no one is helping with her costume.
ISBN 9780143308522
Series Our Australian girl series (44 books)
Publisher Penguin Books Australia, 2016
Pung, Alice & Masciullo, Lucia (ill)
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Marly's business
It's 1983 and Marly needs a job. She wants to buy Donkey Kong cards to swap with the other kids at school but her parents think the cards are a waste of money. Then Marly's friend, Yousra, gives her an idea and she decides to start her own business. But, working on your own isn't easy and, when Marly catches a bus that goes in the wrong direction, it's just the start of her problems.
ISBN 9780143308508
Series Our Australian girl series (44 books)
Publisher Penguin Books Australia, 2015
Pung, Alice & Masciullo, Lucai (ill)
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23690
Mars
Fascinating facts about the planet, Mars, and the solar system. Includes photographs, a glossary and websites links.
ISBN 9781420211894
Series New Solar System, The series (4 of 12)
Publisher MacMillan, 2007
Birch, Robin
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39926
Marsh and Me
There's a hill out the back of Joey's house. Hardly anyone goes there - it's not a beautiful place, just a covered-over old rubbish tip. But Joey likes it up there. It's his hill - somewhere he likes to go to wonder about life. He longs to be the best at something, to be a famous astronaut, or mountain climber, to stand out somehow. So when Joey discovers a tree house in an old peppercorn tree on the hill, he is annoyed that someone has invaded his special place. But he is also curious about who the intruder could be. But making contact isn't easy. The tree-house girl is wild and hostile and full of secrets. Joey needs to work out a way to win her over. And as he does, he finds a way to shine.
ISBN 9781925498011
Publisher Text Publishing Co, 2017
Murray, Martine
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Martial arts
David Mitchell gives expert advice on fourteen of the most popular martial arts. Skilful holds to dramatic throws and kicks are featured.
ISBN 9780751328158
Publisher Dorling Kindersley, 2000
Mitchell, David
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Martin Bridge: on the lookout
The fast-moving and funny sequel to Martin Bridge ready for takeoff. Young Martin must face three new challenges: spending an afternoon with an irritating houseguest; sharing lunch with a boy who eats erasers; and, embarking on a frantic search for the school's lucky mascot, a parakeet.
ISBN 9781553377733
Publisher Kids can press, 2005
Scott Kerrin, Jessica & Kelly, Joseph (ill)
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Martin Pebble
Martin is a little boy who blushes a lot and is happiest in the summer, when everyone else has a red face too. He sets out to find a reason for his strange affliction and finds a friend, Roddy Rackett, who keeps on sneezing even when he doesn't have a cold. The events of life are quaintly told.
ISBN 9780714846224
Publisher Phaidon Press Limited, 2006
Topics / Year 6 easy reads /
Sempe, Jean-Jacques
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Marvellous Miss May: queen of the circus
Marvellous Miss May is the inspiring true story of a tiny circus performer whose mother way too poor to keep her. In 1901, aged just seven, tiny contortionist May Zinga was given away to Wirth Brothers Circus by her desperate mother. Imagine Miss May's horror when the first thing the Wirths did was cut off all her long hair. Poor May had lost both her family and her crowning glory! But this feisty, talented and determined little girl did not give up. Despite many setbacks, including a horrific accident, she kept fighting to fulfil her dream of becoming the best bareback rider in the world, performing the same dangerous acrobatic feats as male riders-only better!
ISBN 9780642279156
Series Heritage Heroes series (4 of 4)
Publisher National Library of Australia, 2018
Reeder, Stephanie Owen
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Mary Poppins
Mary Poppins, the best-loved nanny, comes to stay at the Banks' household.
ISBN 9780006753971
Series Mary Poppins series (1 of 7)
Publisher HarperCollins Australia, 1998
Travers, P L
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Mary Poppins and the house next door
The nanny is back, still living with the Banks family, and still messing with the lives of the other folks on Cherry Tree Lane. This time, Mr. Banks's former governess, Miss Andrew, takes up residence in a previously empty home on the street.
ISBN 9780440406563
Series Mary Poppins series (7 of 7)
Publisher Yearling, 1992
Travers, P L
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Mary Poppins comes back
In Mary's care, the Banks children meet the King of the Castle and the Dirty Rascal, visit the upside-down world of Mr Turvy and his bride, Miss Topsy, and spend a breathless afternoon above the park, dangling from a clutch of balloons.
ISBN 9780152017194
Series Mary Poppins series (2 of 7)
Publisher Odyssey Books, 1997
Travers, P L
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Mary Poppins from A to Z
The no-nonsense English nanny has been beloved by children and adults everywhere. Mary Poppins from A to Z offers a unique glimpse of the famous Poppins cast. Twenty-six vignettes--one for each letter of the alphabet--weave unexpected tales of Mary Poppins, the Banks children, and other characters from the timeless novels of Travers. As an added twist, each vignette is filled with fun and unusual words that start with the featured letter.
ISBN 9780152058340
Series Mary Poppins series (5 of 7)
Publisher Harcourt Children's Books, 2006
Travers, P L
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Mary Poppins in the kitchen
With the help of familiar visitors like the Bird Woman, Admiral Boom and Mr and Mrs Turvy, Mary Poppins teaches her irrepressible young charges the basics of cooking, from A to Z.
ISBN 9780152060800
Series Mary Poppins series (6 of 7)
Publisher Great Glider Productions, 2006
Travers, P L
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Mary Poppins in the park
Only Mary Poppins can lead the Banks children on one marvelous adventure after another. Together they meet the Goosegirl and the Swineherd, argue with talking cats on a distant planet and celebrate a birthday by dancing with their own shadows.
ISBN 9780152058289
Series Mary Poppins series (4 of 7)
Publisher Harcourt Children's Books, 2006
Travers, P L
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Mary Poppins opens the door
According to Mary Poppin's tape measure, Jane and Michael have grown 'Worse and Worse' since she went away. But, the children won't have time to be naughty with all that Mary has planned for them.
ISBN 9780152058227
Series Mary Poppins series (3 of 7)
Publisher Harcourt Children's Books, 2006
Travers, P L
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Mary Poppins 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 Mary Poppins series (7 books)
Travers, P L
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Mary's Australia
Mary MacKillop watched Australia grow from a collection of small colonies into a nation. Follow the changes Australia underwent during her lifetime.
ISBN 9781922077905
Publisher Black Dog Books, 2014
Freeman, Pamela
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Mascot madness
The school athletic coach may be an ex-Olympian and have cutting edge training techniques but he seems to be on the other side. Mr Brainfright's methods may be unorthodox but can they prove to be effective enough to help Henry and his friends finally win the cup for their school. Then again, they just might be hopeless and, unfortunately, too much time in the banana costume seems to be playing with Mr Brainfright's head.
ISBN 9780330424868
Series Schooling around series (3 of 4)
Publisher Pan MacMillan, 2009
Griffiths, Andy
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Master of the books
The Book of Lies has not been completely destroyed and Fergus takes a fragment of it on his quest to destroy the traitor Damon. Fergus, however, is in great peril so Marcel and Nicola must find him in time before he reaps his revenge.
ISBN 9780207200830
Series Book of lies series (2 of 3)
Publisher HarperCollins Australia, 2007
Moloney, James
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Master of the fallen chairs, The
Thirteen year old orphan, Kim, is sent to live with his elusive guardian, surly tutor and various servants in Skirl, a grand but dilapidated old house with many ghosts and a family curse. When one of the servant girls goes missing, a dark cloud descends on the house. The arrival of a stranger in the dead of night plunges everything further into mystery, and introduces a bit of magic too.
ISBN 9781846166259
Publisher Orchard Books, 2008
Porter, Henry
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Master, The
Rick lives on a farm with his mum and his grandfather. They're a normal family except for one thing. Rick and his Grandpa are engaged in a constant battle of practical jokes, trying to outdo each other and claim the title of The Master. Grandpa thinks that his grandson has much to learn from him but Rick thinks otherwise and devises what he thinks is an unbeatable prank.
ISBN 9781921150852
Series Lightning strikes series (19 books)
Publisher Walker Books, 2009
Havel, Geoff
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Matilda
Matilda is an exceptional child with magical powers. Her parents have called her some terrible things. The truth is, she's a genius and they're the silly ones. Find out how she gets the better of them and her spiteful headmistress, Miss Trunchbull.
ISBN 9780141314563
Publisher Penguin, 2003
Dahl, Roald
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Matilda saga 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 Matilda saga series (5 books)
French, Jackie
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20436
Matthew's goals
Matthew doesn't care about anything as much as football. What's more, he's the best player in the whole school. But his mother has banned him from playing and she doesn't seem to care if he misses the most important match of the season. The whole team are depending on him.
ISBN 9781408122334
Series Colour graffix series (4 books)
Publisher A & C Black, 2010
Hardcastle, Michael & Moulder, Bob (ill)
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Matty forever
Bill and Matty are neighbours and best friends. They share their deepest secrets and lean on each other when things aren't right at home. Bill misses his father and is having a hard time at his new school. Matty is realising that her family is not quite the same as everyone else's. When a new girl decides she wants Bill all to herself, Bill and Matty discover what true friendship means. Some derogatory language used in context.
ISBN 9780702237027
Publisher University of Queensland Press, 2009
Fensham, Elizabeth
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Max Remy super spy 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 Max Remy super spy series (10 books)
Abela, Deborah
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Max Remy super spy: Blue's revenge
Blue is locked up in the world's most secure prison but that has never stopped him from making his evil plans before.
ISBN 9781740519137
Series Max Remy super spy series (6 of 10)
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2004
Abela, Deborah
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Max Remy super spy: spyforce revealed
Max and Linden are a bit perplexed by how Max's imaginary, top-secret spy organisation has come to life. But they don't have too much time to think about it because Spyforce is sending them on their first mission.
ISBN 9781740517669
Series Max Remy super spy series (2 of 10)
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2002
Abela, Deborah
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Max Remy super spy: the Amazon experiment
This is an insect-ridden, piranha- eating, alligator- munching, tarantula- crawling adventure through the Amazon Jungle to rescue Frond, find the Triatoma bug and return to Spyforce to save the agents.
ISBN 9781740519120
Series Max Remy super spy series (5 of 10)
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2004
Abela, Deborah
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Max Remy super spy: the final curtain
During a Spy force celebration, a small deadly devise pulses in the floor beneath them. The next day during Spy training, Max Remy is found unconscious. Did she fall or was she attacked? Why are famous monuments and buildings crumbling around London? Who is behind it, and will Linden survive a madman's deadly plans? This could be the end of Spy force.
ISBN 9781741661255
Series Max Remy super spy series (10 of 10)
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2008
Abela, Deborah
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Max Remy super spy: the French code
When a leading archeologist disappears from the Louvre, the world's most famous museum, Spyforce agents, Max, Linden and Toby, are sent to France to mind his spoilt daughter.
ISBN 9781741661194
Series Max Remy super spy series (9 of 10)
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2007
Abela, Deborah
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Max Remy super spy: the Hollywood mission
Another in the Max Remy super spy series. This time, Max is in Hollywood but it's not all glitz and glamour as she tackles high-speed snow chases, earthquakes and an evil plan to use the movie industry to destroy the world.
ISBN 9781740518598
Series Max Remy super spy series (4 of 10)
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2003
Abela, Deborah
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Max Remy super spy: the nightmare vortex
Max and her friend Linden go to a secret venue for the Annual Spy Awards Night. Despite the remote location and extremely high security, their top secret location is discovered by Mr Blue.
ISBN 9781740518581
Series Max Remy super spy series (3 of 10)
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2004
Abela, Deborah
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Max Remy super spy: the time and space machine
Eleven year old Max Remy hates almost everything and everyone except her fictitious friend, super spy Alex Crane. Max is unhappily bundled off to her country relations but finds they are not the hicks she thought they would be.
ISBN 9781740517652
Series Max Remy super spy series (1 of 10)
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2002
Abela, Deborah
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Max Remy super spy: the Venice job
Venice is in danger and they've already detonated one bomb. Max, Linden and Toby join forces with a young Italian spy, Luca Cavello, to track down the culprit.
ISBN 9781741660319
Series Max Remy super spy series (7 of 10)
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2005
Abela, Deborah
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Max Remy: mission in Malta
Max embarks on a seemingly easy mission to look after a scientist and his bloodsucking leeches. But, this just might be Max's most dangerous mission yet.
ISBN 9781741660654
Series Max Remy super spy series (8 of 10)
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2006
Abela, Deborah
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4098
May Tang: A new Australian
Born in the year of the snake, May Tang is a dreamer who will never be sensible and obedient like her elder sister Jie Jie or clever like her brother Peter. Her parents are worried by rumoured events in China, and May finds herself on her way to a new life in Sydney. It is so different that May wonders if she will ever be able to love her new country.
ISBN 9781742990743
Series A new Australian series (5 books)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2017
Beikoff, Katrina
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2821
Maze of the beast, The
In a vast maze of dripping limestone caves under the sea, our heroes must face the Guardian. At stake is the purple amethyst, symbol of truth.
ISBN 9781865046785
Series Deltora Quest series (6 of 9)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2000
Rodda, Emily
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120136
McFig & McFly
McFig and his daughter, Rosie, live in a lovely little cottage far away from anywhere big. One day, McFly and his son, Anton, buy the land next door. Friendship turns to competition when McFly builds a cottage just like McFig's house. When the two start adding things onto their houses, it soon gets out of hand in this tale of jealousy, revenge and death, with a happy ending.
ISBN 9780763633868
Publisher Candlewick Press, 2008
Drescher, Henrik
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1872
Me, Teddy
I am Teddy. This is my scrap book. It's about me growing up from a tiny puppy, with a boofy head and big, brown, melty eyes, to a big black labrador, weighing forty kilos, and still with a boofy head and big, brown, melty eyes. This is me, Teddy.
ISBN 9781760291334
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2016
McKimmie, Chris
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41350
Mechanica: a beginner's field guide
Welcome to future Earth. Despite repeated warnings, the environment has become polluted to such an extent that many areas of the globe have become uninhabitable, and wildlife is now extinct. From the ashes, a new style of wildlife is created. Wildlife that will not remain harnessed by humankind. Welcome to the world of Mechanica.
ISBN 9781760401085
Publisher The Five Mile Press Pty Ltd, 2016
Balchin, Lance
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1331
Medieval knights, The
Find out about the knights' bloody battles during the Crusades, their armour, chivalry and code of honour. Lots of fascinating snippets of information and explanations of foreign or ancient words.
ISBN 9781420267860
Series Ancient and Medieval people series (6 books)
Publisher Macmillan Education Australia Pty Ltd, 2009
Park, Louise & Love, Timothy
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109826
Medieval life
Learn about life in a monastery, discover why people wore pilgrim badges, why mystery plays were performed and how apprentices learned their trade. Excellent photographs and thoroughly researched information are presented in clear and concise, easy-to-digest snippets.
ISBN 9780751347470
Series Eyewitness series (36 books)
Publisher Dorling Kindersley, 2002
Langley, Andrew
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13100
Meet Alice
It's 1918 and the Great War rages on the other side of the world. Alice lives with her big family by the Swan River in Perth and her deepest wish is to become a ballerina. When she auditions for a famous dance teacher from London, it seems as if her dreams might come true. But, then there's a terrible accident, and Alice must ask herself whether there are more important things than dancing.
ISBN 9780143306290
Series Our Australian girl series (44 books)
Publisher Penguin Books Australia, 2012
Bell, Davina & Masciullo, Lucia (ill)
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22317
Meet Banjo Paterson
Andrew Barton Paterson spent his early years in country NSW. He was sent to finish his education in Sydney, where he eventually worked as a lawyer. Paterson missed the bush and, using the pseudonym, the Banjo, after the horse he used to ride, began to write poems and stories that brought the bush to the city. He is famous for The Man from Snowy River and Waltzing Matilda.
ISBN 9780857980083
Publisher Random House Children's Books, 2015
Weidenbach, Kristin & Gulliver Hancock, James (ill)
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3828
Meet Captain Cook
Captain James Cook was an explorer in the British Royal Navy. In 1768, Cook and his crew on the HMB Endeavour set sail from England in search of new lands and scientific knowledge. They discovered the east coast of New Holland (Australia) and claimed it for the King of England in1788.
ISBN 9780857980182
Publisher Random House Children's Books, 2014
Murdie, Rae & Nixon, Chris (ill)
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4221
Meet Daisy
It's 1930 and Daisy lives on a farm, where she loves riding her horse, Jimmy, through the paddocks. Times are tough and, when her father loses his job, Daisy and her little sister, Flora, are sent to Melbourne to live with their aunt and uncle. Daisy must leave behind everything and everyone she loves for a city she's never seen. Even her wildest daydreams can't prepare her for the new life that awaits her. Meet Daisy and join her adventure in the first of four exciting stories about a hopeful girl in troubled times.
ISBN 9780143307631
Series Our Australian girl series (44 books)
Publisher Penguin Books Australia, 2014
Hamer, Michelle & Masciullo, Lucia (ill)
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18816
Meet Douglas Mawson
Douglas Mawson led the first Australian expedition to the Antarctic. Under extreme conditions, he survived the dangers and challenges of the frozen continent. An inspiring story of courage.
ISBN 9780857981950
Publisher Random House Children's Books, 2014
Dumbleton, Mike & Green, Snip (ill)
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56280
Meet Grace
In 1808, orphaned, London street urchin, Grace, steals three apples to feed a poor, abused workhorse. When her theft is discovered, Grace is sentenced and transported by ship to Australia. She befriends Hannah and the two girls begin new lives, sailing towards a new land.
ISBN 9780143305286
Series Our Australian girl series (44 books)
Publisher Puffin Australia, 2011
Laguna, Sofie & Masciullo, Lucia (ill)
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9370
Meet Letty
It's 1841 and Letty's sister, Lavinia, is sailing to Australia. In the confusion of departure, Letty gets caught on deck and is suddenly sailing as well. The voyage is long and miserable, and Letty must use her wits to keep Lavinia alive when she succumbs to fever.
ISBN 9780143305408
Series Our Australian girl series (44 books)
Publisher Puffin Australia, 2011
Lloyd, Alison & Masciullo, Lucia (ill)
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46930
Meet Lina
It is 1956 in Melbourne and Lina dreams of being a writer. Her Italian parents have other ideas. Lina has a scholarship to an expensive girls' school and in order to fit in, tries to hide her home life even from her best friend.
ISBN 9780143307006
Series Our Australian girl series (44 books)
Publisher Penguin Books Australia, 2013
Rippin, Sally & Mascuillo, Lucia (ill)
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6113
Meet Marly
It's 1983 and Marly is just trying to fit in at Sunshine Primary School. But, being a refugee from Vietnam doesn't make things easy. When Marly's cousins come to stay and end up at the same school, her friends make fun of them. Marly needs to find a way to stay loyal to her cousins and keep her school friends as well.
ISBN 9780143308492
Series Our Australian girl series (44 books)
Publisher Penguin, 2015
Pung, Alice & Masciullo, Lucia (ill)
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41193
Meet Mary MacKillop
Mary MacKillop, Australia's first saint, started her first school in 1866. It was the first of many schools she started, to educate any child, no matter how rich or poor.
ISBN 9781742757216
Publisher Random House Children's Books, 2013
Murphy, Sally & Martinez, Sonia (ill)
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4843
Meet Nancy Bird Walton
Nancy Bird Walton grew up during the golden age of aviation. By the time she was thirteen, Nancy knew she wanted to fly. She studied under the famous aviator, Charles Kingsford Smith. This is the story of how Nancy began her career as Australia's first female commercial pilot.
ISBN 9780857983879
Publisher Random House Children's Books, 2014
Atwood, Grace & Slaghekke, Harry (ill)
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46409
Meet Ned Kelly
Ned Kelly was a notorious bushranger, he lived in Australia's earliest days. Ned was daring and clever and bold, in a suit made of iron, and his story is still being told.
ISBN 9781742757186
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2013
Brian, Janeen & Adams, Matt (ill)
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Meet Nellie
It's 1849 and Nellie O'Neill is arriving in South Australia on a ship bringing orphan girls from Irish workhouses. Nellie and her best friend, Mary, have left the famine in Ireland far behind and are full of hopes and dreams about getting a new job, and a new future. Nellie longs to learn to read, to be part of a family once more, and to never be hungry again.
ISBN 9780143306238
Series Our Australian girl series (44 books)
Publisher Penguin Books Australia, 2012
Matthews, Penny & Masciullo, Lucia (ill)
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3561
Meet Pearlie
It's1941 and the war is changing Pearlie's life every day. Darwin is full of soldiers, there's a spy on the loose and people are turning against Pearlie's best friend, Naoko, just because she's Japanese. When everything falls apart, Pearlie must try to be brave enough to stand up for what's right and not let her old fears get the better of her. Meet Pearlie and join her adventure in the first of four exciting stories about a courageous girl in a world at war.
ISBN 9780143307945
Series Our Australian girl series (44 books)
Publisher Penguin Books Australia, 2014
Wang, Gabrielle & Masciullo, Lucia (ill)
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58168
Meet Poppy
It's 1864 and Poppy, an eleven year old girl, is raised in Bird Creek Mission near Echuca by the rather stern Mother Hangtree. When Poppy's brother escapes to strike it rich in the gold fields, Poppy disguises herself as a boy and sets out to find him. Along the way, she befriends and is aided by a series of characters, including an Irish bullocky, a feral dog and the feared bushranger, Harry Power.
ISBN 9780143305323
Series Our Australian girl series (44 books)
Publisher Puffin Australia, 2011
Wang, Gabrielle & Masciullo, Lucia (ill)
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6464
Meet Rose
In 1900s Melbourne, Rose lives a life of privilege, but the social conventions are predictable. Her life seems destined to be conservative and dull until her adventurous Aunt Alice arrives. Rose realises there are opportunities out in the big world.
ISBN 9780143305361
Series Our Australian girl series (44 books)
Publisher Puffin Australia, 2011
Clark, Sherryl & Masciullo, Lucia (ill)
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Meet Ruby
It's 1930 and Ruby Quinlan lives in a big house in Adelaide with her parents and her fox terrier, Baxter. As she gets ready for her twelfth birthday party, Ruby has never been happier. But, the world she knows is collapsing and people everywhere are losing their jobs and their homes. Soon Ruby's comfortable life will fall apart in ways she could never have imagined. Meet Ruby and join her adventure in the first of four stories about a happy-go-lucky girl in a time of great change.
ISBN 9780143307426
Series Our Australian girl series (44 books)
Matthews, Penny & Masciullo, Lucia (ill)
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7956
Meet Sidney Nolan
Sidney Nolan is one of Australia's most admired and recognised visual artists. This is the story of how he developed his iconic Ned Kelly series of paintings, brought modernist art to Australia and took Australian art to an admiring international audience.
ISBN 9780857985897
Publisher Random House Children's Books, 2015
Mes, Yvonne & Eterovic, Sandra (ill)
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11852
Meet the ANZACS
ANZAC is the name given to the Australian and New Zealand troops who landed at Gallipoli in World War I. They embarked on a journey that went horribly wrong. It changed their lives and the course of history. The name is now a symbol of bravery and friendship.
ISBN 9780857981929
Publisher Random House Children's Books, 2014
Saxby, Claire & Berry, Max (ill)
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4527
Meet Weary Dunlop
Sir Edward 'Weary' Dunlop was an Australian Army surgeon during World War II. This is the story of how Weary's bravery and compassion helped to save the lives and bolster the spirits of fellow prisoners of war on the Thai-Burma Railway.
ISBN 9780857985361
Publisher Random House Children's Books, 2015
Saxby, Claire & Lord, Jeremy (ill)
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15427
Megan's journey
Thirteen year old Megan discovers her mother is still alive and living in Japan. Her mother has remarried a Japanese man who lives a traditional life and they have two children. Megan has difficult choices to make.
ISBN 9780975213582
Publisher Loranda Publishing, 2004
Keir, June
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2461
Melting pot: the diary of Edward, Chek Chee, The
It is 1903, the time of the White Australia Policy, and Edward Chek Chee is the son of a mixed marriage. His father is Chinese, his mother Australian and Edward tries to fit in to both cultures. He has to cope with racism at school and bigotry from his cousin at home, while worrying about having to go back to China to understand his ancestral roots.
ISBN 9781865049755
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2007
Cheng, Christopher W
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9289
Mennyms, The
A family of rag dolls has survived on its own for forty years until now, but they may not be able to survive if their secret is betrayed.
ISBN 9780099433323
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2002
Waugh, Sylvia
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58924
Mercury
Fascinating facts about the planet, Mercury, and the solar system. Includes photographs, a glossary and websites links.
ISBN 9781420211900
Series New Solar System, The series (1 of 12)
Publisher MacMillan, 2007
Birch, Robin
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4605
Message, The
Cassie and her friends have been having nightmares ever since they acquired the power to morph. But, when Cassie discovers that Tobias has been having the exact same dreams about the ocean and a voice that's calling to them for help, she decides it's time to start listening. Now she and the others have to figure out if the dreams are a message or a trap.
ISBN 9780545291569
Series Animorphs series (4 of 10)
Publisher Scholastic US, 2011
Applegate, K A
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38689
Meteorite kid, The
Morgan is so excited when she thinks she's taken the winning catch in her baseball final but the thing she catches is a strange, blue object. It makes her feel calm and happy but it has different effects on other people.
ISBN 9781921150807
Series Lightning strikes series (19 books)
Publisher Walker Books, 2008
Faulkner, Carol
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256
Michael O'Loughlin (Aussie stars)
Michael O'Loughlin takes us on a guided tour of the Sydney Swans. Interesting information about the team, the game and about Michael. Exciting pages and great sports photography increase the impact of the text.
ISBN 9781876400132
Series Aussie stars series (12 books)
Publisher Coolabah Publishing, 1990
McCallum, Grant
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14977
Michael O'Loughlin: inside the Sydney Swans (An Indij sport report)
Two students and a teacher from Doonside Technology High school interview the talented AFL player, Michael O'Loughlin, who plays for the Sydney Swans.
ISBN 9780975686058
Publisher Indij Readers, 2004
Hall, Tammy & others
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4394
Midnight club, The
The animals at The Lort Smith Animal Hospital meet every other midnight to share their stories. From little Dave, the puppy, to Gus, the guinea pig, the chosen animals tell of their own misadventures and share tales such as the story of the purposeful guinea pig, the courageous turtle and the trustworthy snake. The Lort Smith Animal Hospital and Dave are real.
ISBN 9780977530496
Publisher JoJo Publishing, 2007
Topics / Year 5 easy reads /
Howes, Jim & Hurst, Elise (ill)
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3752
Midnight gang, The
Tom is hit on the head by a cricket ball at boarding school and is promptly sent to hospital to recover from his injury. While there, he becomes involved with the adventures of The Midnight Gang, a gang of patients from the children's ward, who are under the strict control of the hospital's evil, children hating Matron and scarily deformed porter. Will the Midnight Gang accept Tom into the group and can they outsmart the wicked Matron and make all the gang's wildest dreams come true?
ISBN 9780008188573
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, UK, 2016
Walliams, David & Ross, Tony (ill)
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4775
Midnight mercenary, The
It's a dark and stormy night at the Gateway Hotel, and the latest intergalactic visitor is the most terrifying yet. Why has he come and who is he after? With their families and the hotel in grave danger, it's up to Amelia and Charlie to save the day!
ISBN 9781760120306
Series The Gateway series (8 books)
Publisher Hardie Grant Egmont, 2015
Jones, Cerberus
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257
Midnite: the story of a wild, colonial boy
This is the story of a bushranger in Western Australia who has four comical animal friends.
ISBN 9780140304213
Publisher Puffin Australia, 1970
Stow, Randolph
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112818
Midsummer night's dream: a Shakespeare story, A
The course of true love never did run smooth... A magical retelling of the classic love story of Hermia, Helen, Demetrius and Lysander - and of the impish fairy Puck, who meddles in their tangled web of love with hilarious consequences. 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 9781841213323
Series Shakespeare stories series (1 of 12)
Publisher Orchard Books, 2003
Matthews, Andrew & Ross, Tony (ill)
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9261
Mighty Greek myth raps
A humorous anthology of poetry including poems on Odysseus in Greek mythology.
ISBN 9781841218113
Publisher Watts Publishing Group, 2002
Mitton, Tony
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12692
Migration to Australia: Refugees
Find out about Australia's responses to people arriving as refugees, from colonial times up until the present. Read about the contributions refugees have made to Australia and the challenges they have faced.
ISBN 9781925630114
Publisher Redback Publishing, 2017
Day, William
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37155
Mill girl, a Victorian girl's diary 1842-1843
Eliza is shocked when she is sent to the Manchester cotton mills in 1842. The mill is noisy and suffocating, the work is backbreaking and dangerous and the workers are wrecked by poverty, sickness and unrest. Eliza realises she must fight to escape the fate of a mill girl and the miseries of the factory.
ISBN 9781407103730
Series My story (16 books)
Publisher Scholastic UK, 2008
Reid, Sue
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15356
Millions
When a bag full of money drops out of the sky, Damien and Anthony find they are very, very rich. Suddenly, the brothers can buy anything they want except for the one thing they really need. Winner of 2005 Carnegie Medal.
ISBN 9780330433310
Publisher MacMillan, 2004
Boyce, Frank Cottrell
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7185
Milo and the restart button
Starting over is like pressing the reset button on a game that makes you lose all your points and wipes out any of the good stuff you've spent hundreds of hours learning. Surviving the year is all Milo has to do. Start to finish in one whole piece. But, it's not just a new school he's dealing with. It's a new house, a new neighbourhood, a whole new life. And, it's one without his mum in it.
ISBN 9780857071903
Publisher Simon & Schuster, 2011
Silberberg, Alan
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20875
Mimi and the blue slave
When grief strikes, you need an ally. For Mimi, that ally is Ableth, the wildly disobedient blue slave. He comes, he goes, he says and does whatever he likes, but he's always there when Mimi needs him most, offering his own brand of crooked wisdom.
ISBN 9781864719949
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2010
Bateson, Catherine
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Minecraft 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 Minecraft series (4 books)
Mojang
No book cover.
45062
Minecraft: beginner's handbook
You're alone in a mysterious new world, full of hidden dangers. You have only minutes to find food and shelter before darkness falls and the monsters come looking for you. Learn how to make a shelter, find resources, craft tools, armour and weapons, and protect yourself from monsters. With tips from Minecraft experts this is the definitive guide to how to survive your first few days in Minecraft.
ISBN 9781405268394
Series Minecraft series (1 of 4)
Publisher Egmont Childrens, 2013
Topics / STEM /
Mojang
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45061
Minecraft: combat handbook
In Minecraft, you're never alone and the threat of attack is constant. You will learn everything you need to know to defend yourself from hostile mobs, monsters and enemy players. It's packed with tips from Minecraft experts on how to build a fort, craft armour and weapons, set mob traps and defeat your enemies in one-to-one combat.
ISBN 9781405268417
Series Minecraft series (3 of 4)
Publisher Egmont Childrens, 2014
Topics / STEM /
Mojang
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7453
Minecraft: construction handbook
From theme parks with water slides to entire pirate coves complete with galleons - is there nothing that can't be achieved in Minecraft. Here the experts talk you through amazing constructions which range from awe inspiring cathedrals to wacky inventions like the hilarious animal cannon that catapults cows out to sea.
ISBN 9781405268424
Series Minecraft series (4 of 4)
Publisher Egmont Childrens, 2014
Topics / STEM /
Mojang
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6951
Minecraft: redstone handbook
Experts guide you through all aspects of working with Redstone including mining, smelting, using repeaters, circuit components and circuit designs. This handbook also includes exclusive tips from game creator Notch himself and some of the most extraordinary Redstone creations ever made.
ISBN 9781405268400
Series Minecraft series (2 of 4)
Publisher Egmont Childrens, 2013
Topics / STEM /
Mojang
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6302
Miners and drillers
Learn about jobs that miners and drillers do deep underground and discover if they are ideal jobs for you.
ISBN 9780732998127
Series Extreme jobs series (4 of 6)
Publisher Macmillan Education Australia Pty Ltd, 2005
Hyland, Tony
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12424
Minnie and the super guys
Eleven year old Minnie has no intention of allowing three little troublemakers into her life. But they come anyway, uninvited and unannounced, expecting something from Minnie that she can't possible give.
ISBN 9780141310657
Publisher Puffin Australia, 2004
Godwin, Jane
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Minutes of danger 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 Minutes of danger series (3 books)
Heath, Jack
No book cover.
18418
Miraculous journey of Edward Tulane, The
Edward Tulane, a cold-hearted and proud toy rabbit, loves only himself until he is separated from the little girl who adores him. He travels across the country, acquiring new owners and learning some valuable lessons.
ISBN 9780763625894
Publisher Candlewick Press, 2006
DiCamillo, Kate & Ibatoulline, Bagram (ill)
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Mirror
This innovative picture book is two stories designed to be read simultaneously. We experience a day in the lives of two boys and their families - one from inner city Sydney, Australia and the other from a small, remote village in Morocco, North Africa.
ISBN 9781406309140
Publisher Walker Books, 2010
Baker, Jeannie
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2887
Miserable mill, The
The Baudelaire orphans are sent to live and work in a miserable mill, where they need to be wary of the surrounding town folk.
ISBN 9780064407694
Series Series of unfortunate events series (4 of 13)
Publisher HarperCollins US, 2000
Snicket, Lemony
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36943
Miss Understood
Lizzie is in trouble again. This time it was bad enough to get her expelled from school. Lizzie never sets out to make trouble but seems to find it without trying. She is willing to try her hardest to show she is worthy of returning to schools and knows that it will take a lot to prove this to her school principal.
ISBN 9781864718607
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2012
Roy, James
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30857
Missile mouse: the star crusher
Well-illustrated, sophisticated comic or simplistic graphic novel, in which Missile Mouse, risk taker and rule-breaking, secret agent for the Galctic Security Agency, takes on his sworn enemies at RIP. They use diabolical gadgets, violent weapons and every sneaky trick possible to save or destroy the universe.
ISBN 9780545117159
Publisher Scholastic US, 2010
Topics / Graphic novels /
Parker, Jake
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Missing kin, The
While Adalon and his friends gather supporters at the Lost Castle, the mad queen and her ruthless general continue to wage war on the seven kingdoms of Krangor. It is only when Simangee finds a legend in an ancient text that the rebels begin to hope once more. Series is best read in book order.
ISBN 9781741661750
Series Chronicles of Krangor series (2 of 3)
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2008
Pryor, Michael
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Mission Survival series
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 Mission Survival series (7 books)
Grylls, Bear
No book cover.
10801
Mission Survival: claws of the crocodile
When Beck Granger follows a mysterious clue to the town of Broome in Australia, it is just the beginning of an adventure that will force him into some of his toughest survival challenges yet. The search for clues takes Beck into the heart of the outback, where he must battle raging storms, ravenous crocodiles, cunning villains and a secret that may link back to the death of his parents many years ago.
ISBN 9781849418195
Series Mission Survival series (7 books)
Publisher Red Fox, 2014
Grylls, Bear
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33301
Mission Survival: gold of the Gods
Beck Granger is hot on the trail of his kidnapped uncle, racing to find the lost city of gold and its people. He needs to fend off snakes and sharks, and help his two friends survive the jungle.
ISBN 9781862304796
Series Mission Survival series (1 of 7)
Publisher Red Fox, 2008
Grylls, Bear
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28013
Mission Survival: lair of the leopard
When teen adventurer Beck Granger finds himself stranded on a Himalayan mountainside, he has to draw on all his strength and skill to survive. After death-defying climbing and sheltering in some of the hardest terrain on earth, Beck also has to somehow make it through bear attacks and flash floods. But the biggest challenge of all is still ahead. Beck has to finally learn the truth about his parents' deaths and bring their killers to justice.
ISBN 9781849418386
Series Mission Survival series (7 books)
Publisher Red Fox, 2015
Grylls, Bear
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24263
Mission Survival: sands of the scorpion
Surviving in the Sahara desert will be extreme, trying to find water, eating scorpions and struggling to find shade. Beck and his friend will have to rely on survival knowledge to survive in this land, before the smugglers find them.
ISBN 9781862304826
Series Mission Survival series (3 of 7)
Publisher Red Fox, 2009
Grylls, Bear
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4748
Mission Survival: strike of the shark
When Beck Granger is ship-wrecked in the open seas, he needs all of his survival skills to save a small group of passengers. But the sinking was no accident. In order to stay alive, he'll have to work out who wants him dead, and why. That is, if the sharks don't get him first.
ISBN 9781782950028
Series Mission Survival series (7 books)
Publisher Red Fox, 2014
Grylls, Bear
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88899
Mission Survival: tracks of the tiger
In Indonesia, Beck and his friend, Peter, need to flee flowing lava, keep cool in extreme humidity, defeat the illegal loggers and avoid crocodiles and tigers.
ISBN 9781862304819
Series Mission Survival series (4 of 7)
Publisher Red Fox, 2010
Grylls, Bear
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13027
Mission Survival: way of the wolf
Beck needs to escape the freezing tundra to save his uncle after their plane crashes. Beck and his friend escape cracking frozen lakes, make their way down treacherous river rapids, melt ice to drink and eat raw fish just to survive.
ISBN 9781862304802
Series Mission Survival series (2 of 7)
Publisher Red Fox, 2009
Grylls, Bear
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68733
Mission Telemark
In 1942, four teenagers, trained as Special Operations Agents, are sent deep into Nazi-occupied Norway. Their mission is a dangerous act of sabotage to prevent the Nazis from making the atomic bomb. If they succeed, they must survive for weeks in the frozen wilderness. But, if they fail, Europe faces destruction.
ISBN 9781406311044
Publisher Walker Books, 2010
Mitchison, Amanda
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Mister Cassowary
City boy, Flynn, goes to Mission Beach with his Dad to prepare Grandad Barney's banana farm for sale. Flynn has never been north before, even when his Grandad was alive. When Flynn meets local girl, Abby, and finds two lost baby cassowaries, he is determined to find out about Grandad's mysterious death, and why his Dad refuses to talk about. And, he wants to know why his Dad is so scared of cassowaries.
ISBN 9780702253881
Publisher University of Queensland Press, 2015
Wheeler, Samantha
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6040
Mobile phone detective, The
Renton is visiting his dad in France and everything is brilliant until they stumble across a suspicious meeting by the beach. When his father disappears, it's up to Renton to save the day even though he doesn't speak French and can't drive. Luckily, Renton has his mobile phone.
ISBN 9780143304838
Series Aussie chomps (17 books)
Publisher Penguin Books Australia, 2010
Moloney, James
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12518
Modding Minecraft
If you are a Minecraft fanatic, this book introduces you to modding. Modding allows you to modify the game through code, giving you the ability to add a variety of game play changes, ranging from new blocks and items to new mechanisms to craft.
ISBN 9781119177272
Series Dummies Junior series (12 books)
Publisher John Wiley & Sons Australia Ltd, 2015
Guthals, Sarah & Handley, Lindsay & Foster, Stephen
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11291
Modern China
China, the world's largest country, is set to become the superpower of the 21st century. Find out about the dazzling array of peoples, places and cultures that make up this rapidly changing nation. Includes stunning photographs, charts, maps, web links and a glossary of terms.
ISBN 9781405318594
Series Eyewitness series (36 books)
Publisher Dorling Kindersley, 2007
Sebag-Montefiore, Poppy
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8675
Molly and Pim and the millions of stars
Molly has a strange life. At dawn, her mama collects herbs and makes potions, and her house feels like a gypsy caravan. Molly wishes she could be more like her best friend, Ellen, who has a normal life. But, she is also drawn to Pim, who is inquisitive and odd and a little bit frightening. When Molly's mama makes a potion that has a wild and shocking effect, Molly and Pim look for a way to make things right.
ISBN 9781925240085
Publisher Text Publishing Co, 2015
Murray, Martine
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36844
Mondays are murder
When Poppy Fields goes on an activity holiday to a remote Scottish island, she is looking forward to a week of climbing, hill-walking and horse riding. But, things take a bad turn when their instructor has a fatal abseiling accident. When Poppy discovers that his rope was cut, and then more instructors start to have accidents, she and best friend, Graham, suspect foul play and investigate.
ISBN 9781406314601
Series Poppy Fields series (1 of 9)
Publisher Walker Books, 2009
Landman, Tanya
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6492
Money bags
Everyone knows that Brain Davis is the smartest kid at school but he certainly isn't the luckiest. When an attack of the hiccups leaves him speechless during his appearance on Quizzical, Brain must let his best mate, Ted, take the spotlight on the richest game. But, even Brain's expert coaching cannot inspire confidence in Ted and it seems as though the evil plans of Prescott Heath may succeed again.
ISBN 9781741788594
Series Quizzical series (2 of 3)
Publisher The Five Mile Press Pty Ltd, 2009
Davidson, Leanne
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1987
Monkey and me
Beanie, nicknamed due to hair loss during leukaemia treatment, is a normal, intelligent almost ten year old, getting up to mischief with the best of them. When Beanie, with his older brother's gang, explores the derelict Black Gate, an overhead thumping spooks them. Beanie discovers the cause - a chimpanzee. With the gang's help, in particular their new deaf, signing female member, he attempts to hide Malcolm with hilarious consequences.
ISBN 9780143308232
Publisher Penguin, 2014
Gilman, David
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8118
Monkey come home
When Avery finds Earl, the monkey, he hides him in his room. His parents are surprised at how much fruit Avery is eating and his mother thinks he needs deodorant. Avery must help Eric before he is discovered by the wrong people.
ISBN 9780733320996
Publisher ABC Books, 2007
Topics / Year 5 easy reads /
Gallate, Bernard
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2985
Monkey fist
Sensei Ki-Yaga and the Samurai kids are journeying through China when Kyoko is kidnapped. Sensei's old adversary, Lu Zeng, is challenging him to try to get Kyoko back. But, getting inside the Forbidden Palace where Lu Zeng lives will not prove easy and outwitting him to get Kyoko back will be even harder.
ISBN 9781921150913
Series Samurai kids series (4 of 6)
Publisher Walker Books, 2009
Fussell, Sandy & Nest James, Rhian (ill)
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5409
Monkey hill gold
A miner from the 1860s and his nine year old companion find themselves in contemporary Sydney after their mining blast coincides with 20th century excavation.
ISBN 9781862911338
Publisher Cool Dude Books, 1992
Bernard, Patricia
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1716
Monkey mountain
During a class trip to Borneo, Mount Bako erupts, leaving Sam Fox stranded with his teacher who is suffering a heart attack. When they finally make it down from the mountain to the sea, Sam and Mr Griffin face even greater danger.
ISBN 9780143304418
Series Extreme adventures series (11 of 11)
Publisher Puffin Australia, 2010
D'Ath, Justin
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111113
Monster planet
Series about kids involved in Inter-Galactic adventures with the Arkies, Spartans, Halycrusians and Space sport. Some books are in graphic novel form.
ISBN 9781420211733
Series Out of this world series (1 of 16)
Publisher Macmillan Education Australia Pty Ltd, 2007
Topics / Graphic novels /
Odgers, Sally & Thomas, Georgina (ill)
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30555
Monster, The
The ancient instruments in the antique shop begin registering evil activity, and Grandma X knows more than she's willing to reveal. Meanwhile, their companion cats must fight a bloodthirsty battle of their own.
ISBN 9781742373997
Series Trouble twisters series (2 of 3)
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2012
Nix, Garth & Williams, Sean
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29836
Monsters
Tildy knows there are monsters - lolling on her cushions, reading her books, hiding under her bed. They're everywhere! So why can nobody else see them? They make Tildy monstrously miserable, until the new boy comes to school. Hendrik knows there are monsters too, and he knows exactly what to do about them.
ISBN 9781760293369
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2018
Fienberg, Anna & Gamble, Kim & Axelsen, Stephen (ill)
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59914
Moon
Find out whether there is sound on the Moon, how long it takes for the Moon to orbit the Earth, what happens in a lunar eclipse. Lots of fascinating facts and photographs about the Moon and the solar system.
ISBN 9781420211917
Series New Solar System, The series (11 of 12)
Publisher MacMillan, 2007
Birch, Robin
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129371
Moon bear rescue
A village opts to send a lost bear cub to a rescue sanctuary rather than sell it to a bear farm, where it would have died of chronic infections after being ""milked"" of bile for Chinese medicines, the plight of Asiatic black bears in Southern China.
ISBN 9780734409386
Publisher Lothian Books, 2006
Dale, Kim
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3569
Moonstone promise
After a harsh childhood spent in foster care, Luke finally feels at home on Harry's farm, working with horses. But, when Harry dies, Luke has a bitter falling out with the people around him and takes off, leaving everything behind. Luke is searching for brumbies and finds himself camped by the river with three Aboriginal elders.
ISBN 9781742373164
Series Diamond Spirit series (2 of 5)
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2011
Wood, Karen
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3323
Mort
By a quirk of DNA and luck, Mortimer De Vere and his family live for millennia. It has its advantages, even when you've lived for ten thousand years longer than the average ten year old. When unwelcome visitors arrive, Mort and his sister have to deal with some of the stranger hobbies they've tried to keep secret from one another and the outside world. Today, might be one of the most eventful in Mort's very long life.
ISBN 9781742753157
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2012
Chatterton, Martin
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855
Mortal combat: time's running out
Mort, a mere 10 000 year old boy is on a time-travel adventure and causing chaos as he hurtles through history in his Retro, from World War II to the time of dinosaurs, Vikings and Spanish galleons, having ignored the warnings of his cloned friend Oppy about the possibility of causing a catastrophic rift in time.
ISBN 9781742753164
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2012
Chatterton, Martin
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35796
Mortified
Mortimer DeVere and his sister Agnetha are 10 000 years old and desperate to avoid school. They use a time traveling machine to flee from the strict teacher who would enslave them. As they travel through time and other lands they meet historical figures who are all eccentric. How are they going to navigate between crocodiles, zombies, weird authors and Queen Victoria.
ISBN 9781742758886
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2013
Chatterton, Martin
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5081
Mortimer revealed
Martha Grimstone is determined to find out more about her father, Mortimer, whose death, when she was a baby, dominates the household. Her mother spends much of her time in the crypt, weeping over him. Martha and her baby brother create a potion in Grandfather's apothecary and, with the doll house, recreate the events of the night Mortimer died. A gothic fairytale about a very unusual family.
ISBN 9781742376899
Series Grimstones series (2 of 4)
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2012
Asphyxia
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Mosquito Advertising 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 Mosquito Advertising series (3 books)
Hunter, Kate
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24893
Mosquito Advertising: Blade brief, The
Katie is in trouble. Mosquito Advertising, the agency that she established, is taking up all her time and school seems boring and irrelevant. Katie promises to lift her game but things get complicated when the billionaire owner of an international airline offers Mosquito Advertising his account. Katie and her friends are flown to Sydney where everything seems just too good to be true.
ISBN 9780702238833
Series Mosquito Advertising series (2 of 3)
Publisher University of Queensland Press, 2011
Hunter, Kate
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Mosquito Advertising: Crunch campaign, The
When the government announces it's banning soft drink advertising, Katie is furious. All Mosquito Advertising's work to save Parfizz has been for nothing. Katie decides to rewrite the rules and make ads for fruit as cool as ads for fizzy drinks. But, great ideas aren't always enough, especially when you're also dealing with paying clients, a missing kid, moody friends, shadowy enemies and a family set to triple in size.
ISBN 9780702239397
Series Mosquito Advertising series (3 of 3)
Publisher University of Queensland Press, 2012
Hunter, Kate
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7563
Mosquito Advertising: Parfizz pitch, The
Katie Crisp has talent, it's just that the report card hidden in her room doesn't show it. School's out for another year and Katie is set to spend the summer lazing in her backyard. So, when she discovers that Parfitt's Family Soft Drink Company is about to be taken over by a corporate giant, leaving her mum out of a job, it's time to finally show everyone what she's made of.
ISBN 9780702237713
Series Mosquito Advertising series (1 of 3)
Publisher University of Queensland Press, 2010
Hunter, Kate
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18377
Mosquito bite
As children play hide-and-seek on a hot summer night, a mosquito, Culex, hides and seeks as well. She must find foodblood to nourish the eggs in her body. Full of facts and interesting pictures.
ISBN 9781570915918
Publisher Charlesbridge Publishing, 2005
Siy, Alexandra & Kunkel, Dennis (ill)
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35554
Most important thing, The: Stories about sons, fathers and grandfathers
In this compellingly honest collection of stories, Avi introduces seven boys seeking acceptance, guidance, or just someone to look up to. Luke sees the ghost of his father. Paul takes a camping trip with the grandfather he's just met. And Ryan has some surprising questions for his potential stepfather. Each story shines a different light on the question, 'What's the most important thing a father can do for his son?'
ISBN 9781925381634
Publisher Walker Books, 2017
Wortis, Avi & Wilkins, Sarah (ill)
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Most magical girl, A
In 1867 London, twelve year old Annabel Grey is primed for a life as a proper young lady. But, when she is placed in the care of two ageing great aunts who run a magic shop, Annabel is thrust into a world of potions, broomsticks, wands and wizards. Evil Mr Angel and his terrifying dark magic extracting machine want to put an end to good magic for ever. The wizards have dreamt of Annabel, the most magical girl, to save London. But, Annabel doesn't even believe in magic or understand the strange powers inside her.
ISBN 9780553512861
Publisher Knopf Publishing Group, 2016
Foxlee, Karen & MacKay, Elly (ill)
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23491
Most marvellous spelling bee mystery, The
India Wimple won the Stupendously Spectacular Spelling Bee and is now invited to London for an international spelling showdown. The town of Yungabilla join forces to help her and her family travel to London. India and her family are invited to Buckingham Palace and she meets old friends and new spellers. When some mysterious incidents threaten to jeopardise the finals, the group sets out to discover who is involved and why.
ISBN 9780143786689
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2017
Abela, Deborah
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15430
Mostly true story of Matthew and Trim
Mostly true account of the tragic but inspiring life of Matthew Flinders and his cat, Trim. They relate their adventures, as they map and explore Australia, and their eventful return to England. Graphic novel.
ISBN 9780143302179
Publisher Penguin, 2005
Golds, Cassandra & Axelsen, Stephen (ill)
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5199
Motorbikes
An exciting introduction to the world of motorbikes, racing and stunts. With photographs and illustrations, this book is packed with facts about motorbikes. Fold-out pages feature the insides of a motorbike, fabulous superbikes and jaw-dropping stunts.
ISBN 9780746099629
Series Usborne beginners plus series (16 books)
Publisher Usborne Publishing Ltd, 2011
Usborne
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2194
Motormouth
Since Chris lost his best mate, Dave, cars are all he really cares about. Then Josh Carter moves to town. His dad is a famous racing car driver and everyone wants to be Josh's friend. But as Chris soon discovers, Josh is a bit of a motormouth, and that's where the trouble begins.
ISBN 9780143304432
Publisher Puffin Australia, 2010
Clark, Sherryl
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12949
Mountain biking: extreme sports
One of a series of books about extreme sports. With action photographs, diagrams and a glossary of terms, this book tells you about the history, the clothing and equipment, and basic techniques of mountain biking.
ISBN 9781844430901
Publisher Raintree, 2003
Osborne, Ian
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12947
Mountains: extreme sports
One of a series of books about extreme sports. With action photographs, extreme facts, mountain jargon and a glossary of terms, this book tells you all you've ever wanted to know about climbing mountains.
ISBN 9780732964597
Publisher Macmillan Education Australia Pty Ltd, 2001
Chapman, Garry
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262
Mouse and his child, The
Here is a sweet tale about a pair of wind up mechanical mice, a father and son, who embark on a quest to become self-winding.
ISBN 9780571202225
Publisher Faber & Faber, 2000
Hoban, Russell
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1836
Mouse bird snake wolf
In a safe and calm world, three children conjure, from twigs and leaves and stones, a mousy thing, a chirpy thing, and a twisty legless thing. But as the children's ideas grow bolder, the power of their visions proves greater and more dangerous than they, or the gods, could ever have imagined.
ISBN 9781406322897
Publisher Walker Books, 2013
Topics / Graphic novels /
Almond, David & McKean, Dave (ill)
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50388
Moving the goalposts
For Sam, playing football is easy. He's the star goalkeeper and a key member of the team. But, writing and schoolwork are another matter. When Sam is chosen to read his match report in front of the whole school, the prospect fills him with dread. Sam is dyslexic and not all his teachers or peers are understanding.
ISBN 9781408122341
Series Colour graffix series (4 books)
Publisher A & C Black, 2010
Childs, Rob & Rees, Gary (ill)
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3078
Mr Bambuckle's remarkables
When a new teacher arrives for the class in room 12B, the students are in for a surprise. Mr. Bambuckle is riding a unicycle and cooking his breakfast and already knows each student's name and background. He is just the teacher these students have always wanted, learning is fun and they do not even know they are doing it. Unfortunately, the principal is not so pleased and is doing all he can to replace Mr Bambuckle.
ISBN 9780143785859
Publisher Penguin Random House Australia, 2017
Harris, Tim & Hart, James
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8159
Mr Bean's definitive and extremely marvellous guide to France
Mr Bean gives advice on preparing for an overseas trip in the format of a scrapbook recording his trip to France. He provides advice on how to enjoy French food and art and even suggestions on how to mix important things together.
ISBN 9780747589570
Publisher Bloomsbury, 2007
Topics / Year 6 easy reads /
Driscol, Robin & Hease, Tony
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14044
Mr Gum and the biscuit billionaire
Mr Gum is back in another weird and wacky book, and he's as nasty as ever. In fact, he's absolutely grimsters. You'll also meet a gingerbread man named Alan Taylor who has electric muscles; the little girl called Polly; the evil butcher called Billy William The Third; the very wise man, Friday O'Leary; Jake the dog and the angry fairy that lives in Mr Gum's bathtub.
ISBN 9781405228152
Series Mr Gum series (2 of 8)
Publisher Egmont Childrens, 2007
Stanton, Andy & Tazzyman, David (ill)
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Mr Gum and the cherry tree
Follow Polly and Friday on another crazy adventure on the streets of Lamonic Bibber. And watch out for that dastardly villain, Mr Gum, not to mention his sidekick, Billy William. It's barking bonkers.
ISBN 9781405252188
Series Mr Gum series (7 of 8)
Publisher Egmont Childrens, 2010
Stanton, Andy & Tazzyman, David (ill)
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5225
Mr Gum and the dancing bear
Mr Gum is a very nasty man. He is mean, cruel, smelly and ruthless and has a dastardly plan to make money out of Padlock the bear. Padlock is as tall as 40 hamsters and weighs as much as 19,000 grapes. He is also sad and ill because he is homesick for the Kingdom of the Beasts. His little friend, Polly, decides she must get Padlock home before he dies of a broken heart.
ISBN 9781405241793
Series Mr Gum series (5 of 8)
Publisher Egmont Childrens, 2008
Stanton, Andy & Tazzyman, David (ill)
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22892
Mr Gum and the goblins
Mr Gum and the hideous Billy William the Third are once more mucking things up for everyone. They're a-schemin' and a-hatchin' an' making their bad plans up on Goblin Mountain. The wise old man, Friday O'Leary, and the small girl, Polly, must make it past the Three Impossible Challenges of Goblin Mountain and save the town from a fate worse than something very bad indeed.
ISBN 9781405228169
Series Mr Gum series (3 of 8)
Publisher Egmont Childrens, 2007
Stanton, Andy & Tazzyman, David (ill)
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42973
Mr Gum and the power crystals
There's an ancient curse on the town of Lamonic Bibber and, you guessed it, that old roo-de-lally Mr Gum and his trusty sidekick, Billy William the Third, have something to do with it. But, our favourite heroes, Polly and Friday, and the gingerbread biscuit, Alan Taylor, who's only 15.24 cm tall, are determined to save the town. There are also talking dogs, silly songs, Old Granny and the best chase scene ever.
ISBN 9781405228176
Series Mr Gum series (4 of 8)
Publisher Egmont Childrens, 2008
Stanton, Andy & Tazzyman, David (ill)
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45519
Mr Gum and the secret hideout
Follow Polly and Friday on another crazy adventure on the streets of Lamonic Bibber. And watch out for that dastardly villain, Mr Gum, not to mention his sidekick, Billy William, up to more fiendish activities. There appears to be be eight ladies all called Pamela and Friday O'Leary may have to wrestle a man-eating Octopus.
ISBN 9781405253277
Series Mr Gum series (8 of 8)
Publisher Egmont Childrens, 2011
Stanton, Andy & Tazzyman, David (ill)
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Mr Gum series
This funny series is about Mr Gum, a truly nasty old man, as well as a little girl, an evil butcher, heroes and sweets and Jake the dog. 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 Mr Gum series (8 books)
Various
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Mrs Frisby and the rats of NIMH
A group of laboratory rats come to the aid of the intrepid Mrs Frisby and her fieldmouse family.
ISBN 9780140366143
Series Rats of NIMH series (1 of 3)
Publisher Penguin, 1995
O'Brien, Robert
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2886
Mrs Whitlam
Marnie Clark adores horses and helps out at the local riding stables. She dreams of owning a horse but her Dad is out of work and the family is very poor. Through sad circumstances, Marnie is gifted Mrs Margaret Whitlam, a beautiful Clydesdale, who is bold, fearless and able to jump anything. From the very first ride, Marnie and Maggie get more adventure than they bargained for. Soon, Marnie is learning to negotiate newfound friendships, the pony club and how to stand up for what she believes in.
ISBN 9781925360240
Publisher Magabala Books, 2016
Pascoe, Bruce & Gibbs, Tracey (ill)
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112005
Much ado about nothing: a Shakespeare story
The hilarious tale of two couples, one in love and one in hatred. 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 9781846161834
Series Shakespeare stories series (9 of 12)
Publisher Orchard Books, 2007
Matthews, Andrew & Ross, Tony (ill)
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Muhammad Ali: the greatest
Boxer, Muhammad Ali, is a symbol of courage and conviction, who had a great impact on the 20th century. His life is presented in a very appealing magazine style layout, using photos, text boxes and lots of great Ali quotes.
ISBN 9780750228190
Publisher Hodder & Stoughton, 2000
Hook, Jason
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2979
Mulga Bill's bicycle
A classic collection of humorous Australian poems.
ISBN 9780733316524
Publisher ABC Books, 2005
Paterson, A B (Banjo) & Whatley, Bruce (ill)
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109692
Mummies
Learn about the mummies of Ancient Egypt and where they came from. Find out how to make a mummy in 70 days. Easy to access information includes unusual or amazing facts, photographs, charts and maps.
ISBN 9781865047683
Series X-zone series (48 books)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2004
Topics / Year 6 easy reads /
Patton, Geoff
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23705
Mummy
Be an eyewitness to the amazing secrets of ancient mummies from different counttries and cultures, from the embalmed dead of Egypt to bodies preserved in bogs, sand and ice. Excellent photographs and thoroughly researched information are presented in clear and concise, easy-to-digest snippets.
ISBN 9781405337793
Series Eyewitness series (36 books)
Publisher Dorling Kindersley, 2009
Putnam, James
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Mummy monster game, The
Josh, Amy and Harry are consumed by a computer game and become trapped in a terrifying adventure. They must use their wits to escape.
ISBN 9781862911765
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 1993
Pond, Roy
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19104
Museum of thieves, The
The Keepers Trilogy - Book 1. In the city of Jewel, children are literally chained to their parents or teachers until the Day of Separation. Impatience is a sin and boldness is a crime. Goldie Roth is both impatient and bold. When she escapes the clutches of the Blessed Guardians to find haven at the Museum of Dunt, an unforgettable adventure begins that will unlock hidden mysteries, dark secrets and awaken dangerous enemies.
ISBN 9781742376561
Series The Keepers trilogy series (1 of 3)
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2011
Tanner, Lian
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37636
Music
Ever since Stone Age humans used slabs to create sound, man has invented an extraordinary variety of instruments in the pursuit of new ways of making music. Find out how sound is created, the three main categories of instruments, how different instruments are played and the types of sound they produce.
ISBN 9780751347548
Series Eyewitness series (36 books)
Publisher Dorling Kindersley, 2002
Ardley, Neil
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2954
Music school
Martha is at the Queen's Music Academy, where she is desperate to learn how to use her music to turn back the storms which threaten her home, but why won't the teachers let her play her own compositions.
ISBN 9781743316252
Series Grimstones series (4 of 4)
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2013
Asphyxia
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Mutiny on Halycrus
Scott's snoopy sister stumbles into Halycrus and it's all danger from there.
ISBN 9781420211832
Series Out of this world series (10 of 16)
Publisher Macmillan Education Australia Pty Ltd, 2007
Wong, Keira & Fong, Douglas (ill)
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My Australian story: Archer's Melbourne Cup, the diary of Robby Jenkins, Terara, NSW, 1860-1861
It is 1861 and a major horse race, the Melbourne Cup, is about to be run for the first time. Thirteen year old Robby Jenkins is working as a stable hand and is convinced that his favourite horse, Archer, can win. This is Robby's diary about his love of horses, life at the stables and his dreams to become a top jockey.
ISBN 9781865049410
Series My Australian story (31 books)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2007
Farrer, Vashti
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My Australian story: Atomic testing, the diary of Anthony Brown, Woomera 1953
Anthony and his family move to Woomera for his father's job in the army. His mother cares for Anthony as he recovers from polio. At school, one of Anthony's friends has photos of the rockets at the Woomera munitions base. When a small business arises for the boys, the townspeople become suspicious of Anthony and the police become involved.
ISBN 9781741692174
Series My Australian story (31 books)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2009
Tucker, Alan
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My Australian story: Convict girl
Mary Beckwith has been sent to the penal colony at Port Jackson, transported with her mother, having stolen some fabric. She describes the hardships endured as well as the growth of the settlement and meeting the indigenous inhabitants. Her story is unlike most others as she joins Nicolas Baudin, the French scientific explorer, as he explores New Holland's coastline in direct competition with Matthew Flinders.
ISBN 9781743620151
Series My Australian story (31 books)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2014
Michaels, Chrissie
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My Australian story: Escape from Cockatoo Island
It is 1879 and life in the Biloela Industrial School is tough for eleven year old Olivia Markham. Her windswept days are filled with sewing, washing and avoiding the girls from the Reformatory School. Sydney is rapidly growing and modernising but Olivia can only imagine what life is like beyond the shores of Cockatoo Island. She dreams of freedom, friendship and, above all, family.
ISBN 9781742832456
Series My Australian story (31 books)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2013
Poshoglian, Yvette
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My Australian story: Flying ace, Jack Fairfax, Royal Flying Corps, 1915-1918
An insight into the world of Jack Fairfax, a nineteen year old fighter pilot in World War 1. Jack takes to the skies and faces the skill of the German ace pilots over the Somme.
ISBN 9780439977371
Series My Australian story (31 books)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2003
Eldridge, Jim
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9288
My Australian story: Hunt for Ned Kelly, The
Jamie and Ellen Ross are alone in the world after the death of their father. Determined to make their fortune, they head to Beechworth, straight into the midst of the search for Ned Kelly, the most notorious bushranger of all time. There are two views of Ned Kelly, a hero wronged by the police or a cold-blooded murderer.
ISBN 9781741695649
Series My Australian story (31 books)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2010
Masson, Sophie
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My Australian story: Marathon of her own, A
Times are tough in Crete and Sophia's father has decided to make a fresh start in Melbourne. Sophia struggles to learn English and to get used to the strange new customs. No matter how hard she tries, no-one at school wants to make friends with a foreigner. Then, her talent for running starts to make a difference. With Olympic fever gripping Melbourne, Sophia's courage and determination is rewarded in unexpected ways, and the 1956 Olympic Games surprises everyone.
ISBN 9781741699043
Series My Australian story (31 books)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2013
Savvides, Irini
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51036
My Australian story: My father's war
Marie's dad has been away for two years, fighting on the Somme battlefields in northern France. There hasn't been any word from him for months, no letters or postcards. Marie and her mother decide to travel to France, to try and find out what has happened to him. Marie experiences first-hand what war is like, as she tries to piece together the clues behind her dad's disappearance.
ISBN 9781741698282
Series My Australian story (31 books)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2011
Masson, Sophie
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My Australian story: New gold mountain, the diary of Shu Cheong, Lambing Flat, New South Wales, 1860-1861
Shu Cheong, with his father and uncle, sets off on the arduous journey to Australia's goldfields, hoping to bring back wealth for their village. But, following their deaths, Shu cannot return home without his father's body so must stay in Australia alone. Relations between the European miners and Chinese are tense and violent attacks against the Chinese are common.
ISBN 9781865048512
Series My Australian story (31 books)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2005
Cheng, Christopher W
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My Australian story: Our Don Bradman, the diary of Victor McDonald, Sydney, 1932
Like many Australian boys in the 1930s, Victor McDonald is cricket mad. Life is hard during the Great Depression, Victor's father has lost his job and the family is moving to Sydney. Victor keeps a diary that includes his meeting with Don Bradman.
ISBN 9781865045917
Series My Australian story (31 books)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2004
Allen, Peter
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My Australian story: Our enemy, my friend, the diary of Emma Sheldrake, Adelaide Hills, 1915
Told in diary form by a young girl in an Australian village. It is 1915 and Australia is involved in World War 1. Emma writes of the perils and difficulties of wartime and the hatred against the German settlers in the area.
ISBN 9781865045269
Series My Australian story (31 books)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2005
Blackman, Jenny
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My Australian story: Our race for reconciliation
It's 2000 and the Olympics are going to be held in Australia. In a year of surprises, enthusiastic runner Mel finds out that her hero Cathy Freeman is coming to talk at her school, and her family is heading to Sydney! It becomes an unforgettable journey to Corroboree 2000, bringing together all Australians as they march and sing to celebrate Australia's Indigenous heritage, and to acknowledge past wrongs.
ISBN 9781760276119
Series My Australian story (31 books)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2017
Heiss, Anita
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My Australian story: Outback, the diary of Jimmy Porter, Central Australia, 1927-1928
Jimmy Porter has moved to central Australia, to the middle of nowhere, to live with his uncle's family who are three days walk from the nearest neighbour. Life in the outback in 1927 is tough but people cope and Jimmy learns to adjust. When disaster strikes, Jimmy and his cousins must get help. This is Jimmy's diary, which tells how he adjusts, about the characters he meets and his experiences.
ISBN 9781865048505
Series My Australian story (31 books)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2005
Harris, Christine
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My Australian story: Riding with Thunderbolt, the diary of Ben Cross
Life on the run with Captain Thunderbolt, famous Australian bushranger. Based on true story of young Ben Cross and the historical figures that he meets. Although his life is exciting, Ben reflects on the ethics of the choices he has made.
ISBN 9781865045801
Series My Australian story (31 books)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2004
Baillie, Allan
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My Australian story: Sydney Harbour Bridge
It's 1932 and Sydney has hit hard times during the Great Depression. But, the construction of a bridge that will reach across the harbour is setting spirits soaring. Alice and Billy, whose fathers are working on the bridge, tell the story, through their diaries, of building the spectacular Harbour Bridge, which will unify a separated city from the north shore to the working class suburbs of the south.
ISBN 9781741699531
Series My Australian story (31 books)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2012
Farrer, Vashti
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7554
My Australian story: The bombing of Darwin, the diary of Tom Taylor, 1942
Strong family and community ties are tested in this fictionalised account of the days prior to the bombing of Darwin.
ISBN 9781865043630
Series My Australian story (31 books)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2002
Tucker, Alan
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26045
My Australian story: the Phar Lap mystery
Prior to the 1930 Melbourne Cup horse race, an attempt was made to kill Phar Lap, the horse who won the race. Eleven year old Sally Fieldling's father is investigating and she documents the case, or what she learns of it, in her diary.
ISBN 9781741697278
Series My Australian story (31 books)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2010
Masson, Sophie
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My Australian story: Vietnam
It's 1969, many social changes are underway and man is headed for the moon. Twelve year old Davey lives to surf with his older brother, Tom, and listen to the latest hits. His cherished goal is to win the inaugural Under-14 Surf Championship with his best friends, Johnno and Pete. But, when Tom is drafted into the army and sent to Vietnam, everything changes and the far-away war creates waves very close to home.
ISBN 9781743628003
Series My Australian story (31 books)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2015
Challinor, Deborah
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My brilliant body with the gross bits left in
This book tells you everything you need to know about your body from head to toe plus things you probably don't want to know. Find out about the inner workings of the human body in a very funny way.
ISBN 9781905158911
Publisher Buster Books, 2008
Topics / Year 6 easy reads /
MacDonald, Guy
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My brother
When a grieving brother sets out to find his lost sibling, his quest takes him on an ethereal journey across land and sea. He visits fantastic, floating cities and medieval towns, vast open grasslands and eerie, silent forests. Eventually, he arrives in place of timeless beauty and light.
ISBN 9781921504853
Publisher Working Title Press, 2016
Huxley, Dee & Huxley, Oliver (ill) & Huxley, Tiffany (des)
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My contemporary art book
Meet some of today's leading artists and designers from different parts of the world. Read their stories, find out what inspires them and discover the ideas behind their works of art. Each artist has included an art activity for kids to make at school or at home.
ISBN 9781925432466
Publisher National Gallery of Victoria, 2017
Topics / Biography /
Ryan, Kate & Bennett, Cally (ill)
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My country
The poem, My Country, is widely regarded as the universal statement of why Australians love their country. Stunning watercolour illustrations capture the diversity of the landscape and its colours.
ISBN 9781862917309
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2010
Mackellar, Dorothea & McLean, Andrew (ill)
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92409
My dad thinks he's funny
My Dad thinks he's funny. Whenever I say, 'I'm hungry', Dad says, 'Hello Hungry. Pleased to meet you.' My Dad thinks he's funny. But he's not. A book for anyone whose dad has made them laugh, or cringe.
ISBN 9781742031217
Publisher Black Dog Books, 2010
Germein, Katrina & Jellett, Tom (ill)
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My dog doesn't like me
On his eighth birthday Eric is allowed to choose a puppy from the dog shelter. Ugly, so named because of a comment made by his sister, lives up to all of Eric's expectations for a little while but soon he realises that Ugly wants to be with mum, he is growing rapidly and becoming difficult to control as well as destroying everything he can get his mouth into.
ISBN 9780702250170
Publisher University of Queensland Press, 2014
Fensham, Elizabeth
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My father is not a comedian
Claudia gets herself and her father into a predicament and has to help her father get out of it.
ISBN 9780141302089
Publisher Penguin, 1999
Dubosarsky, Ursula
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My father's boat
A Vietnamese-American boy spends a day with his father on his shrimp boat, listening as he describes how his own father fished on the South China Sea. They talk about going back to Vietnam one day.
ISBN 9780590478687
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2002
Garland, Sherry
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My friend Flicka
Ken is a daydreamer and a disappointment to his demanding father. When Ken finds Flicka, a wild filly, his growing love for the horse helps Ken to grow up and gain self-assurance.
ISBN 9780060512620
Publisher HarperCollins US, 2006
O'Hara, Mary
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3009
My friend Roger Bacon
Roger Bacon is a piglet who talks, walks and sings and Lucy is facing lots of trouble raising him. Like his father, Francis, Roger is chatty and curious, but he is also a piglet with ambition. Will Lucy manage to keep Roger off the airwaves and out of the clutches of the Genius Gene Corporation?
ISBN 9780733616716
Series Francis Bacon series (2 of 4)
Publisher Hachette Children's Books, 1998
Measday, Stephen
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My Hiroshima
Recollections of life before and during World War 2, and the horrific aftermath of the dropping of the atomic bomb on Hiroshima. Provides a potent warning of the dangers of nuclear warfare.
ISBN 9780207188732
Publisher HarperCollins Australia, 1995
Morimoto, Junko
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32350
My horrible cousins and other stories
The short stories feature girls as the main characters, girls who are strong and resourceful, overcome adversity, solve problems, and are determined and passionate about causes.
ISBN 9781921454721
Publisher Teaching Solutions, 2009
Alexander, Goldie
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51414
My island home
Everyone who loves Australia can appreciate the beauty and diversity of our wonderful country, shown through Neil Murray's song lyrics and beautiful landscape illustrations by the school children of the Kintore and Galiwinku communities.
ISBN 9780980564334
Publisher One Day Hill Pty Ltd, 2010
Murray, Neil & children from Papunya & Galiwinku (ill) & Hudson Peter (ill)
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7555
My life & other exploding chickens
I'm Tom Weekly. My life is an exploding chicken and the book in your hands is my attempt to glue it back together again.
ISBN 9780857985316
Series My life Tom Weekly series (4 of 5)
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2016
Bancks, Tristan & Gordon, Gus (ill)
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6810
My life & other stuff I made up
I'm Tom Weekly. This book is full of my stories, jokes, cartoon characters, ideas for theme park rides and other stuff I've made up. It's where I pour out whatever's inside my head. It gets a bit weird sometimes but that's how I roll.
ISBN 9780857983190
Series My life Tom Weekly series (1 of 5)
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2014
Bancks, Tristan & Gordon, Gus (ill)
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My life and other massive mistakes
Tom Weekly has helped his pop escape from a nursing home. This is the third collection of stories about Tom Weekly and his funny, weird and, sometimes, gross life story.
ISBN 9780857985293
Series My life Tom Weekly series (3 of 5)
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2015
Bancks, Tristan & Gordon, Gus (ill)
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My life and other stuff that went wrong
I'm Tom Weekly. This book is full of my stories, jokes, cartoon characters, ideas for theme park rides and other stuff I've made up. It's where I pour out whatever's inside my head. It gets a bit weird sometimes but that's how I roll.
ISBN 9780857980373
Series My life Tom Weekly series (2 of 5)
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2014
Bancks, Tristan & Gordon, Gus (ill)
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4084
My life and other weaponised muffins
Tom Weekly's life just gets weirder and weirder - this is one runaway car ride you won't want to miss.
ISBN 9780143781066
Series My life Tom Weekly series (5 of 5)
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2017
Bancks, Tristan & Gordon, Gus (ill)free
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49510
My life as an alphabet
Candice's home is a bit hard, with her baby sister no longer with them and her parents both depressed. Her only friend, Douglas Benson from Another Dimension, wants to leave and return to the universe he claims he came from. Her penpal is not returning any of her letters and she just doesn't know what to do about her teacher's lazy eye.
ISBN 9781743310977
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2013
Jonsberg, Barry
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268
My life in dog years
The author's real life adventures, and the dogs he shared them with, make fascinating and absorbing reading.
ISBN 9780786227402
Publisher Thorndike Press, 2000
Paulsen, Gary
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My life Tom Weekly 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 My life Tom Weekly series (5 books)
Various
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73786
My mother's eyes: the story of a boy soldier
William was only 16 years old when he enlisted for the First World War. Like many other under-age boys at the time, he was accepted into the Australian Imperial Force and sent to the battlefields of France. His letters home from the front reveal how, for the boy soldiers, the 'great adventure' became a tragedy.
ISBN 9780734410894
Publisher Lothian Books, 2009
Wilson, Mark
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My name is Rose
Rose is a young Romany gypsy girl who travels around Romania and Europe in a caravan with her family. Her life is happy, playing music with extended family and friends, until Rose suddenly finds herself an orphan after a dreadful car accident.
ISBN 9781408814024
Publisher Bloomsbury, 2011
Grindley, Sally
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My place
Using maps, the author traces the history of one special Australian neighbourhood back two hundred years.
ISBN 9780582811072
Publisher Pearson Education Australia, 2000
Wheatley, Nadia & Rawlins, Donna (ill)
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My place in space
When an arrogant bus driver asks Henry and his sister, Rosie, if they know where they live, Henry tells the driver a good deal more than just his address. He launches into a lengthy and lucid explanation of the solar system, solar neighborhood, galaxy and supercluster to which Earth belongs. A clever blend of fact with fiction in this unusual picture book.
ISBN 9781741754049
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 1992
Hirst, Robin & Sally & Harvey, Roland (ill)
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18516
My scary fairy godmother
Isabella goes to live with her scary but glamorous cousin, Maxine. Maxine takes one look at mousy, little Isabella and decides the one thing she needs is a complete makeover.
ISBN 9781843626831
Publisher Orchard Books, 2005
Impey, Rose
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My secret war diary by Flossie Albright
Flossie is just nine years old when, in 1939, Britain declares war on Germany and her father leaves the family home to join the army. Flossie is left to bring up her baby brother and to face a whole host of new experiences on her own. Her diary becomes an outlet for relaying all the news from at home and abroad.
ISBN 9781406309409
Publisher Walker Books, 2008
Williams, Marcia
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271
My side of the mountain
Sam is determined to survive in the woods and keeps a journal to describe the birds and animals with which he learns to live. A tale of the determination and bravery of a city boy who refuses to give in.
ISBN 9780141312422
Publisher Puffin USA, 2001
George, Jean Craighead
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14068
My sister has a big black beard & other quirky verses
Sisters with beards, exploding bullies, a nightmare driving test, a girl whisked away by aliens and poor old Uncle Norm who got sucked up in a lightning storm. A collection of quirky, delicious and outrageously funny poems.
ISBN 9780207200892
Publisher Angus & Robertson (HarperCollins), 2009
Ball, Duncan & Millard, Kerry (ill)
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69818
My sister Sif
Fourteen year old Erika and her sister, Sif, are desperately homesick and flee the city to return to their island home. However, they find the locals are frightened by the changes occurring and the cracks forming in their once-perfect home. Erika and her family also feel the threat of the encroaching world. When a young American shell-collector uncovers a long-held family secret, Erika must prevent his revealing it.
ISBN 9780702237010
Publisher University of Queensland Press, 2009
Park, Ruth
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My story: Snowy, the diary of Eva Fischer
Eva Fischer has moved from Sydney to Cabramurra, the highest town in Australia. She is surrounded by people of every nationality, with different languages, food and customs, who have come to work on the Snowy Mountains Scheme.
ISBN 9781865045634
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2003
McHugh, Siobhan
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My story: the trenches, Billy Stevens, the Western Front 1914-1918
Two sixteen year olds put their ages up to join the Armed Forces and fight in the Great War of 1914-1918. An honest account of the horrors of war in the trenches, particularly sensitive and heartbreaking. Fictitious, with historical notes and photos.
ISBN 9780439994224
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2002
Eldridge, Jim
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Mysteries
Unlock some of the strangest mysteries in the world including the Egyptian pyramids, the lost city of Atlantis, aliens and lost treasure. Easy to access information includes unusual or amazing facts, photographs, charts and maps.
ISBN 9781865047713
Series X-zone series (48 books)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2004
Topics / Year 6 easy reads /
Van Til, Meaghan
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Mysteries & marvels of nature (Usborne)
Spectacular animal and plant photographs with interesting information about the wonders of nature.
ISBN 9780746052983
Publisher Usborne Publishing Ltd, 2003
Topics / STEM /
Dalby, Elizabeth
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9248
Mysteries of Harris Burdick, The
Fantasy black and white illustrations provide inspiration for readers to create stories of their own.
ISBN 9780395827840
Publisher Houghton Mifflin, 1996
Topics / Year 6 easy reads /
Van Allsburg, Chris
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Mysterious Benedict Society and the perilous journey, The
Mr Benedict has been kidnapped by the evil Mr Curtain so the four young members of The Mysterious Benedict Society set off to rescue him. A set of clues lands them in danger onboard an unusual ship, in a castle in Portugal and on a mysterious island, where they fall into the hands of Mr Curtain and his henchmen. Their courage and amazing talents must combine to escape every predicament.
ISBN 9781906427146
Series The Mysterious Benedict Society series (2 of 4)
Publisher Chicken House, 2010
Stewart, Trenton Lee
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Mysterious Benedict Society and the prisoner's dilemma, The
Join Reynie, Kate, Sticky, and Constance of The Mysterious Benedict Society as they embark on a daring new adventure that threatens to force them apart from their families, friends, and even each other. When an unexplained blackout engulfs Stonetown, they must unravel clues relating to a nefarious new plot, while their search for answers brings them closer to danger than ever before.
ISBN 9781906427696
Series The Mysterious Benedict Society series (3 of 4)
Publisher Chicken House, 2011
Stewart, Trenton Lee
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Mysterious Benedict Society, The
Meet four remarkable orphans, Reynie, Kate, Sticky and Constance, whose individual gifts lead them to be selected by Mr Benedict to comprise his secret society. Their top-secret mission is to infiltrate a mysterious school, where all is not what it seems. It soon becomes clear that the fate of the world is in their hands.
ISBN 9781906427023
Series The Mysterious Benedict Society series (1 of 4)
Publisher Chicken House, 2009
Stewart, Trenton Lee
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43462
Mysterious world of Cosentino, The: The missing ace
Book 1 in the Mysterious World of Cosentino. This book features everyone's favourite magician in the greatest escape of all - the dungeon of the evil two-headed King of Silver City. Featuring a playing card army, an array of magical characters and some deadly magic tricks.
ISBN 9781743812020
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2017
Cosentino & Heath, Jack & Hart, James (ill)
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Mystery at Riddle Gully
Pollo di Nozi, reporter-in-training, has a nose for news and strange things are happening in Riddle Gully. With Shorn Connery, her sheepish sidekick, Pollo is determined to track down the Graffiti Kid. But, maybe, Will, the new boy in town, is conspiring with the pushy mayor and a strange Transylvanian to send her sniffing up the wrong trail. Pollo is desperate for a story. But, Pollo and her reluctant offsider, Will, discover something very different from what they go looking for.
ISBN 9781921888748
Series Riddle Gully series (3 books)
Publisher Fremantle Press, 2012
Banyard, Jen
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Mystery of the cupboard, The
After Omri reads his great-grand-aunt's Account, he longs to try the key in the cupboard again. When his friend, Patrick, comes to stay, nothing can stop him.
ISBN 9780380720132
Series The Indian in the cupboard series (3 of 5)
Publisher Collins, 1999
Banks, Lynne Reid
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Mystery of the golden card, The
Can twins Jack and Jaide find the mysterious Golden Card of Translocation and make it out of the castle alive, fighting animal agents of The Evil.
ISBN 9781742374000
Series Trouble twisters series (3 of 3)
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2013
Nix, Garth & Williams, Sean
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78662
Mystery of the mummy's mask, The
Zac and Hannah are at the Clairesville Museum when the museum's most exciting exhibit, the gold burial mask of the famous pharaoh, Ramses II, is about to be unveiled. But, the mask has vanished. Follow the clues and the red herrings, collect the evidence and check out the suspects to solve the crime of the missing mask.
ISBN 9780330423373
Series Who dun it series (3 of 4)
Publisher Pan MacMillan, 2007
Holper, Paul & Torok, Simon & Axelsen, Stephen (ill)
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