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Mac Slater cool hunter: I love NY
Mac has become a coolhunter for a popular webspace and won an all-expenses-paid trip to New York. His job is to find the Next Big Thing or be sent home. Mac gets taken to The Hive, where innovative kids are creating things way more cutting edge than anything you can buy. And, they're about to test an invention that could change the world. Mac has found the coolest thing in NYC but he's not allowed to tell a soul.
ISBN 9781741663006
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2009
Bancks, Tristan
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Mac Slater cool hunter: rules of cool
Mac's just crashed the latest prototype of his flying bike in front of the whole school. So, when the creators of Coolhunters tell him he's an Innovator, Mac thinks they're crazy. He lives in an old bus and doesn't have a TV, let alone a mobile. But, Tony and Speed suggest he compete to become the Australian coolhunter. But, hunting cool isn't easy and Mac's opponent will do just about anything to get the gig.
ISBN 9781741662993
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2008
Bancks, Tristan
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Macbeth
A brave Scottish general named Macbeth receives a prophecy from a trio of witches that one day he will become King of Scotland. Consumed by ambition and spurred to action by his wife, Macbeth murders King Duncan and takes the Scottish throne for himself. He is then wracked with guilt and paranoia.
ISBN 9781107615496
Series Shakespeare original plays mature reads (15 books)
Publisher Cambridge University Press, 2014
Shakespeare, William & Brady, Linzy & James, Dr. David & Gibson, Rex & Wienand, Vicki (ed)
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Macbeth and son
Luke lives in Australia with his mother and stepfather, Sam. Lulach lives in 9th century Scotland with his mother and stepfather, Macbeth. Knowing Macbeth to be a peaceful king, Luke wonders why Shakespeare made him a villain.
ISBN 9780207200342
Publisher HarperCollins Australia, 2006
French, Jackie
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Macbeth: graphic novel
Set in a future post-nuclear world reclaimed by Samurai warriors, three witches plant the seed of criminal ambition in the warlord, Macbeth. Spurred on by Lady Macbeth, he embarks on a killing spree of former friends and rivals until, in a final confrontation, he realises too late that the witches have deceived him. Graphic (Manga) novel with authentic Shakespearean text. Usually read by students in Years 9, 10 or above.
ISBN 9780955285660
Series Manga Shakespeare series (6 of 9)
Publisher SelfMadeHero, 2008
Topics / Graphic novels /
Shakespeare, William & Appignanesi, Richard (adapt) & Deas, Robert (ill)
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Machine gunners, The
Chas finds a crashed German bomber plane with a machine gun intact. During 1941, he and his friends believe that they can help the war effort in England.
ISBN 9780330397858
Publisher Pan Macmillan London, 2001
Westall, Robert
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Madame Doubtfire
An estranged father applies for the job of housekeeper to his children.
ISBN 9780140373554
Publisher Penguin Books Ltd, UK, 1996
Fine, Anne
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Maddie
Like Mike and Lisdalia, this book deals with the issues of adolescence with the added complication of living within two cultures. Maddie is a Vietnamese Australian.
ISBN 9780702227356
Publisher University of Queensland Press, 1995
Caswell, Brian
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Maddie Finn
Maddie and her mother are to be evicted from their home in the grounds of the Delamore's big house. Maddie and Delia Delamore take the dog for a walk. They enter an alley to find a gang of kidnappers waiting, with surprising results.
ISBN 9780733612237
Publisher Hodder Headline Australia Pty Ltd, 2002
Disher, Garry
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Magic of reality, The
Throughout history, people all over the world have invented stories to answer profound questions. These fantastical myths are fun but they don't really answer the questions. With its scientific method explanations of space, time, evolution and more, this book presents the real story of the world, and shows that its awe-inspiring beauty and thrilling magic far exceed those of the ancient myths. Usually read by students in Years 9, 10 or above.
ISBN 9780593066126
Publisher Bantam Doubleday Dell Publishing Group Inc, 2011
Dawkins, Richard & McKean, Dave (ill)
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Magic steps
Fourteen year old Sandry, a weaving mage, discovers that a young boy has magical powers and begins training him. Together they fight the terror of assassins using 'unmagic' and are drawn into a world of murder and violence. Usually read by students in Years 9, 10 or above.
ISBN 9780590396059
Series The circle opens series (1 of 4)
Publisher Scholastic UK, 2002
Pierce, Tamora
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Magician
In a futuristic Tasmania, where our sun is dying, an alien appears who may be able to help.
ISBN 9780140361278
Publisher Penguin, 1994
Baillie, Allan
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Magician, The
Sophie and Josh Newman flee to Paris with Flamel and Scatty, with Dr Dee on their heels. Dee enlists the help of Niccolo Machiavelli to capture them, whilst Sophie learns Fire Magic and Josh seeks one who can awaken his powers.
ISBN 9780385613118
Series Secrets of the immortal Nicholas Flamel series (2 of 6)
Publisher Doubleday, 2008
Scott, Michael
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Magisterium: The bronze key
Students at the Magisterium are supposed to be safe. Under the watchful eyes of the mages, they are taught to use magic to bring order to a chaotic world. But, now, the chaos is fighting back. After the shocking death of one of their classmates, Call, Tamara and Aaron must use the powerful magic they've been taught and risk their lives to track down the killer. But, magic is dangerous. In the wrong hands, it could bring terrible destruction and reveal the deadliest secret of all.
ISBN 9780552567701
Series Magisterium series (3 books)
Publisher Penguin Books Ltd, UK, 2016
Black, Holly & Clare, Cassandra
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Magisterium: The copper gauntlet
Callum Hunt's summer break isn't typical, especially when he discovers that his dad might be trying to destroy both him and his companion, Havoc, a wolf. Call escapes to the magical world of the Magisterium but the Alkahest, a copper gauntlet capable of separating magicians from their magic, has been stolen. In their search, Call and his friends attract some dangerous foes and discover an even more dangerous truth.
ISBN 9780552567718
Series Magisterium series (3 books)
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2015
Black, Holly & Clare, Cassandra
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Magisterium: The golden tower
Think you know magic? Think again. The final instalment of the epic series from bestselling authors Holly Black and Cassandra Clare. A generation ago, powerful mage Constantine Madden came close to achieving what no magician had ever achieved: the ability to bring back the dead. He didn't succeed . . . but he did find a way to keep himself alive, inside a young child named Callum Hunt. Facing up to what he is, Callum has battled chaos and evil across four years of magical training at the Magisterium, eventually defeating the armies of chaos in an epic battle. It came at a cost. Now, triumphant and heartbroken, Callum Hunt has just about had enough, and is ready to complete his training. But the evil Callum faced has not given up just yet . . .
ISBN 9780552567756
Series Magisterium series (3 books)
Publisher Scholastic US, 2018
Black, Holly & Clare, Cassandra
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Magisterium: The iron trial
Most people would do anything to get into the Magisterium and learn about the world of magic. But, not Callum. He's been told his whole life that he should never trust a magician, so he tries his best to do his worst - but fails at failing.
ISBN 9780857532503
Series Magisterium series (3 books)
Publisher Doubleday, 2014
Black, Holly & Clare, Cassandra
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Magisterium: The silver mask
A generation ago, Constantine Madden came close to achieving what no magician had ever achieved: the ability to bring back the dead. He didn't succeeed . . . but he did find a way to keep himself alive, inside a young child named Callum Hunt. Now Call is one of the most feared and reviled students in the history of the Magisterium, thought to be responsible for a devastating death and an ever-present threat of war. As a result, Call has been imprisoned and interrogated. Everyone wants to know what Constantine was up to -- and how he lives on. But Call has no idea. It is only when he's broken out of prison that the full potential of Constantine's plan is suddenly in his hands . . . and he must decide what to do with his power. In this spellbinding fourth book of the Magisterium, bestselling authors Holly Black and Cassandra Clare take us beyond the realm of the living, and into the dangers of the dead.
ISBN 9780545522380
Series Magisterium series (4 of 3)
Publisher Scholastic US, 2017
Black, Holly & Clare, Cassandra
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Magnolia sword, The
Mulan has been drilled in martial arts to fight the duel of her life - but what if her sworn enemy is also her secret love? A heart-thumping retelling that brings a much-loved heroine to life.
ISBN 9781760876685
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2019
Thomas, Sherry
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Mahtab's story
Mahtab's family live in Herat in Afghanistan amongst the ever present Taliban. They decide to leave everything they hold dear behind and journey secretly to Australia via Pakistan and Indonesia. This is an amazing story of struggle and hope for a better future.
ISBN 9781741753349
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2008
Gleeson, Libby
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Make up or break up
Ally and Cat have been friends for ever. Each girl plays their part in the friendship, but when Ally wants to make decisions to pursue interests different to Cat, problems arise. In the pick-a-path format, you make decisions for Ally and follow the story from one storyline to the next.
ISBN 9781742977768
Publisher Hardie Grant Egmont, 2014
Welshman, Kate
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Malcolm X: A revolutionary voice
Malcolm X, born Malcolm Little, was a small boy when white supremacists firebombed his family home. Such terrifying moments, along with years of daily racist insults and barriers, shaped Malcolm's life, transforming him into one of the most articulate and rousing black nationalist leaders of all time.
ISBN 9781402745898
Series Sterling biographies series (26 of 29)
Publisher Sterling Publishing Co, 2008
Gormley, Beatrice
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Malice: you can't escape
When Luke goes missing, his friends are dragged into the terrifying world of Malice, the underground comic. The evil Tall Jake takes children into a fantasy world where they can really die. It takes heroes like Seth and the loyalty of Kady to survive the violent, brutal comic-book pages. Be prepared to be very scared.
ISBN 9781407103945
Publisher Scholastic UK, 2009
Topics / Graphic novels /
Wooding, Chris & Chernett, Dan (ill)
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Malini: through my eyes
In the closing, catastrophic stages of Sri Lanka's civil war, Malini and her sister are separated from their parents, who are forced to act as human shields. Malini and Banni travel inland, through jungles and unsafe territories, seeking refuge with their grandfather in his village.They will need to stay alert for soldiers from all sides and work out who to trust.
ISBN 9781743312551
Series Through my eyes - Natural disaster zones (7 books)
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2014
Hillman, Robert & White, Lyn (ed)
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Mallee Boys
Sandy Douglas knows that life at fifteen is hard - his mother died a year ago and his 18-year old brother, Red, has gone off the rails. As Sandy and Red deal with girls, friendship and their futures on their Mallee farm, both boys have to figure out who they want to be without their mum around. One thing is certain - the Mallee, where they live, may seem like the middle of nowhere, but it is going to be one hell of a year. Usually read by students in Years 9, 10 or above.
ISBN 9781743055007
Publisher Wakefield Press, 2017
Archbold, Charlie
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Malvolio's revenge
An English theatre troupe travelling in the New Orleans area, in a world of voodoo, black magic and gangsters, are dragged into a suspenseful mystery that involves murder, blackmail and intrigue. Usually read by students in Years 9, 10 or above.
ISBN 9780340883648
Publisher Hodder Children's Books (Australia), 2005
Masson, Sophie
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Man called possum, A
Max Jones, country detective, is determined to uncover the truth about Possum, the town hermit.
ISBN 9780140382686
Publisher Penguin, 1998
Harris, David & Jones, Max
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Man in the water, The
When 16-year-old Shaun discovers a dead body in the lake of a quiet mining town in outback Queensland, he immediately reports it to the police. But when he returns to the site with the constable, the body is gone. Shaun's father drowned a few years ago, and now his mum and the authorities questions whether he saw a body at all. Usually read by students in years 9, 10 and above.
ISBN 9780702262524
Publisher University of Queensland Press, 2019
Burton, David
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Manga Shakespeare series
Any three titles read from this series can be included as official Challenge books; up to five more titles can be included as your personal choice books. To see the individual book titles and their PRC ID numbers, go to the Series lists on the Booklists page, on the website. Or, you can search for a series name or the individual titles by using the Search function on the top left hand corner of the screen.
Series Manga Shakespeare series (9 books)
Various
No book cover.
7840
Mantis
Little street urchin ShaoShu has always wanted to belong. His small size makes him an easy target. This little 'mouse' always needs to find a place to hide. When he is befriended by Hok and Ying, he thinks he has found a new family, and eagerly tags along as they continue on their travels, not knowing that his new friends are the most wanted criminals in China.
ISBN 9780340902356
Series Five ancestors series (6 of 7)
Publisher Hodder Children's Books (Australia), 2010
Stone, Jeff
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Mao's last dancer (young readers' edition)
Engaging biography of a young, Chinese peasant boy who, at the age of eleven, was taken from his school and family to be trained as a classical dancer in Beijing.
ISBN 9780143301646
Publisher Puffin Australia, 2005
Cunxin, Li
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Map of Days, A
Having defeated the monstrous threat that nearly destroyed the peculiar world, Jacob Portman is back where his story began, in Florida. Except now Miss Peregrine, Emma, and their peculiar friends are with him, and doing their best to blend in. But carefree days of beach visits and normalling lessons are soon interrupted by a discovery - a subterranean bunker that belonged to Jacob's grandfather, Abe. Clues to Abe's double-life as a peculiar operative start to emerge, secrets long hidden in plain sight. And Jacob begins to learn about the dangerous legacy he has inherited - truths that were part of him long before he walked into Miss Peregrine's time loop. Now, the stakes are higher than ever as Jacob and his friends are thrust into the untamed landscape of American peculiardom - a world with few ymbrynes, or rules - that none of them understand. Usually read by students in years 9, 10 and above.
ISBN 9780141385914
Series Miss Peregrine's peculiar children NEW SERIES 2020 (4 of 5)
Publisher Penguin, 2018
Riggs, Ransom
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Maphead
Maphead, an alien boy, has the ability to produce maps of anywhere across his face.
ISBN 9780744577716
Publisher Walker Books, 2001
Howarth, Lesley
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Mapmaker chronicles, The: Beyond the edge of the map
Quinn Freeman may have won the race around the world, but when a new enemy appears he must travel beyond the edge of the map once more. Quinn is back! He finished his race around the world and is living a quiet life on the family farm, until he discovers that the King's enemies want to capture him. Quinn is forced to go on the run, taking to the high seas once more. Can he survive when he is double-crossed and left for dead?
ISBN 9780734417749
Series The Mapmaker Chronicles series (4 of 3)
Publisher Hachette Children's Books, 2017
Tait, A L
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Mapmaker chronicles, The: Breath of the dragon
Quinn, Ash, Zain and the crew of the Libertas are racing against the clock to get back to Verdania before the King's deadline. Quinn is trying to complete the first map of the whole world, while Zain must bring back enough treasure to satisfy the King. And, they're trying to win the race to the end of the world while enemies are trying to stop them from getting back at all.
ISBN 9780734415813
Series The Mapmaker Chronicles series (3 of 3)
Publisher Lothian Books, 2015
Tait, A L
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Mapmaker chronicles, The: Prisoner of the Black Hawk
Farm boy turned reluctant adventurer, Quinn, continues his voyage into the unknown, as the race to map the world continues. When the Libertas docks in an exotic jungle port, Quinn is captured by the ruthless Gelynion explorer, Juan Forden. On board Forden's ship, the Black Hawk, Quinn struggles to outwit his captors, makes new enemies and unexpected allies, and encounters bloodthirsty pirates.
ISBN 9780734415790
Series The Mapmaker Chronicles series (2 of 3)
Publisher Lothian Books, 2015
Tait, A L
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Mapmaker chronicles, The: Race to the end of the world
The King wants a map of the world. But, everyone knows that if you sail too far in either direction, you would fall off the edge into the jaws of a fire-breathing dragon. With reluctant adventurers, a ship captained by a slave and a mysterious sea monster, Quinn has a fight on his hands just to survive.
ISBN 9780734415776
Series The Mapmaker Chronicles series (1 of 3)
Publisher Lothian Books, 2014
Tait, A L
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Maralinga's long shadow
Yvonne Edwards, a highly respected Aboriginal artist and community leader, was just six years old when the first bombs of the nuclear tests at Maralinga were detonated in Australia in 1956. The tests continued until 1963 and their consequences profoundly affected her family and the community.
ISBN 9781760290177
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2016
Mattingley, Christobel
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Marian Anderson: a voice uplifted
Marian Anderson's majestic voice mesmerised the nation but her courage in confronting racism was equally inspirational. She became the first African-American to record spirituals for a major recording company. In 1939, she was banned from singing in Washington's Constitution Hall and made history by performing for 75,000 at the Lincoln Memorial.
ISBN 9781402742392
Series Sterling biographies series (1 of 29)
Publisher Sterling Publishing Co, 2008
Jones, Victoria Garrett
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Marie Antoinette, princess of Versailles, Austria-France 1769
The fictionalised diary of an adolescent Maria Antoinette beginning shortly before her arranged betrothal to Louis Auguste, the future and last king of France. Her diary includes descriptions of life at Versaille and an epilogue concludes the story.
ISBN 9780439076661
Series Royal diaries series (20 books)
Publisher Scholastic UK, 1999
Lasky, Kathryn
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Marie Curie: mother of modern physics
Through her discovery of radium, Marie Curie changed not only the course of science but the course of the world. She was the first woman to be awarded a Nobel Prize and a PhD in physics. Find out about the importance of Marie's work and the tragic consequences of the dangerous radioactive materials she was researching.
ISBN 9781402753183
Series Sterling biographies series (28 of 29)
Publisher Sterling Publishing Co, 2009
Topics / STEM /
Borzendowski, Janice
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Mariel of Redwall
Mariel is a young mousemaid who finds protection at Redwall Abbey after being caught in a sea storm. Mariel has no idea of her identity, which turns out to be vital in the battle against the evil sea rats.
ISBN 9780380719228
Series Redwall series (4 of 22)
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 1993
Jacques, Brian
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Marlfox
When the strange creatures begin to appear in Mossflower Woods, it is clear that evil is abroad. A kidnapping and a cunning raid to steal the beautiful Redwall tapestry confirm the worst, that Redwall is under threat.
ISBN 9780099264361
Series Redwall series (11 of 22)
Publisher Red Fox, 1999
Jacques, Brian
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Marrying Ameera
Ameera is seventeen, the daughter of an Australian Christan mother, and a Pakistani father who is a devout Muslim. Seeking to be like her Australian friends, Ameera discovers that her father strongly opposes social contact with non-Muslims. When her father discovers Ameera's interest in a Pakistani Christian boy, she is sent to Pakistan, thinking she is attending her cousin's wedding. Usually read by students in Years 9, 10 or above.
ISBN 9780732291440
Publisher Angus & Robertson (HarperCollins), 2010
Hawke, Rosanne
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Mars One
Tristan is heading to Mars, part of the colonising first fleet from Earth. He and his girlfriend, Izzy, are reality television stars for a reason - like their namesakes, Tristan and Isolde, their love story is destined for heartache. But it is the mysterious sabotage, aboard the spaceships hurtling towards Mars, that offers the most captivating aspect of the plot.
ISBN 9781481461627
Publisher Simon & Schuster, 2017
Maberry, Jonathan
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Martin Luther King Jr: a dream of hope
Martin Luther King Jr became the driving force of the civil rights movement when he led a black boycott of the city's bus lines. He brought hope that, rather than two Americas, one black and one white, there would be a united country with justice for all. His life came to a tragic end in 1968 when an assassin fatally shot him.
ISBN 9781402744396
Series Sterling biographies series (15 of 29)
Publisher Sterling Publishing Co, 2008
Fleming, Alice
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Martin the Warrior
Badrang the Tyrant has his eyes set on ruling over his own empire and will do anything to make sure that his ultimate fantasy is fulfilled. Little does he realise that the quiet, nameless mouse he is holding captive will one day grow to be the legendary Martin the Warrior.
ISBN 9781862301436
Series Redwall series (6 of 22)
Publisher Red Fox, 1993
Jacques, Brian
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Marvels, The
After surviving a shipwreck in 1766, Billy Marvel finds work in a London theatre. His family flourishes for generations as brilliant actors until 1900, when young Leontes Marvel is banished from the stage. Nearly a century later, Joseph Jarvis runs away from school and seeks refuge with an eccentric uncle in London. A gripping adventure and an intriguing invitation to decipher how the two narratives interconnect.
ISBN 9780545448680
Publisher Scholastic US, 2015
Topics / Graphic novels /
Selznick, Brian
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Mary, Queen of Scots, Queen without a country, France 1553
Mary, the young Scottish Queen, is sent a diary from her mother in which she records her experiences living at the court of France's King Henry II as she awaits her marriage to Henry's son, Francis.
ISBN 9780439194044
Series Royal diaries series (20 books)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2002
Lasky, Kathryn
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Master of the grove
After their home is destroyed in an attack, Derin's father is missing and Derin travels across the world to look for him. His quest leads him into the conflict between the people of the mountains and the people of the plains. Usually read by students in Years 9, 10 or above.
ISBN 9780317696349
Publisher Puffin USA, 1998
Kelleher, Victor
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Mastiff
Beka and her partner, Tunstall, are put on the biggest case of their lives. They are on the trail of kidnapping evil-doers who murder anyone that gets in their way or possesses any information about them or their organisation. Murder and treason are afoot, and Beka will be dealing with greedy nobles, a rising religious cult and a hunt throughout the kingdom that will either make her career, or end her life.
ISBN 9780375814709
Series Beka Cooper series (3 of 3)
Publisher Random House Children's Books, 2012
Pierce, Tamora
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Matched
Cassia believes that Society provides only the best for its citizens. Everything and everyone is regulated, allocated and sharing is not permitted. Cassia is seventeen and excited about attending her Match Banquet, where she will learn the identity of her perfect Match. But, Cassia falls in love with another and is determined to make her own choices.
ISBN 9780141333052
Publisher Penguin, 2010
Condie, Ally
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Mates and other stories
A collection of short stories about friendship.
ISBN 9781862911420
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 1992
Baillie, Allan
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Matilda saga series
Any three titles read from this series can be included as official Challenge books; up to five more titles can be included as your personal choice books. To see the individual book titles and their PRC ID numbers, go to the Series lists on the Booklists page on the website. Or, you can search for a series name or the individual titles by using the Search function on the top left hand corner of the screen.
Series Matilda saga series (5 books)
French, Jackie
No book cover.
88014
Matthew Henson: the quest for the north pole
He risked the great unknown and became the first man to reach the North Pole. But, it took decades to overcome the racism and give African-American explorer, Matthew Henson, rightful recognition for his extraordinary achievements. This is the story of Henson's dramatic, groundbreaking life.
ISBN 9781402744419
Series Sterling biographies series (11 of 29)
Publisher Sterling Publishing Co, 2008
Olmstead, Kathleen
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Mattimeo
Slagar, the Fox is bent on revenge and determined to bring death and destruction to Redwall Abbey. His cunning and cowardly plan is to steal the Redwall children and Mattimeo, Matthias's son, is to be the biggest prize of all.
ISBN 9780099675402
Series Redwall series (3 of 22)
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 1990
Jacques, Brian
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Maximum Ride series
Any three titles read from this series can be included as official Challenge books; up to five more titles can be included as your personal choice books. To see the individual book titles and their PRC ID numbers, go to the Series lists on the Booklists page, on the website. Or, you can search for a series name or the individual titles by using the Search function on the top left hand corner of the screen.
Series Maximum Ride series (9 books)
Patterson, James
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Maximum ride: Angel
Max Ride and her best friends are up against a deadly force that's racing across the globe. And Fang, Max's best friend and soulmate, is gone He's creating his own gang that will replace everyone, including Max. But, with Dylan ready and willing to fight by her side, Max can no longer deny that his incredible intensity draws her in. Soon, Max, Dylan and the rest of their friends will have to join forces with Fang for an explosive showdown in Paris that's unlike anything you've ever imagined.
ISBN 9780316038324
Series Maximum Ride series (7 of 9)
Publisher Little, Brown & Co, 2011
Patterson, James
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Maximum ride: Fang
Angel says that Fang will be the first to die, and Angel is never wrong. Fang is Max's friend, her soul mate, her partner in leading her flock of winged children. Life without Fang is unimaginable. When Dylan, a newly created winged boy is introduced into the flock, their world is upended yet again. Raised in a lab like the others, Dylan was designed to be Max's perfect other half. Thus unfolds a battle of perfection versus passion that terrifies, twists and turns. Meanwhile, the apocalypse is coming.
ISBN 9780316038317
Series Maximum Ride series (6 of 9)
Publisher Little, Brown & Co, 2011
Patterson, James
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Maximum ride: Max
Max and her flock of virtually indestructible part-human, part-bird hybrids must rescue her human mum who has been kidnapped by a criminal mastermind, with an elaborate plan to wreak worldwide, ecological catastrophe. But, in order to rescue her, fourteen year old Max and the five members of her flock must team up with the US Navy to determine why millions of fish are dying off the coast of Hawaii.
ISBN 9780316002899
Series Maximum Ride series (5 of 9)
Publisher Little, Brown & Co, 2009
Patterson, James
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Maximum ride: Maximum Ride forever
As Maximum Ride boldly navigates a post-apocalyptic world, she and her broken flock are roaming the earth, searching for answers to what happened. All will be revealed in this last spectacular ride.
ISBN 9780316207485
Series Maximum Ride series (9 of 9)
Publisher Little, Brown & Co, 2016
Patterson, James
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Maximum ride: Nevermore
Maximum Ride and her faithful friends stand ready to face the two greatest threats that humankind has ever known. And this time, the enemy truly can't be stopped. The danger mounts just as Dylan has finally worked his way into Max's heart and just as her beloved Fang unexpectedly returns to the flock. An explosive confrontation between the two boys with a claim to Max's heart ensues, and the entire world hangs in the balance.
ISBN 9780316101745
Series Maximum Ride series (8 of 9)
Publisher Little, Brown & Co, 2014
Patterson, James
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Maximum ride: Saving the world and other extreme sports
Max and her winged flock face their ultimate enemy and discover their original purpose to defeat a sinister experiment to re-engineer a select population into a scientifically superior master race and terminate the rest. Max, Fang, Iggy, Nudge, Gasman and Angel have always worked together but now they are torn apart, living in hiding and captivity, across the globe from one another so defeating the forces will be very difficult.
ISBN 9780316155601
Series Maximum Ride series (3 of 9)
Publisher Little, Brown & Co, 2007
Patterson, James
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Maximum ride: School's out - forever
In a flying fight with the Erasers, Fang is injured so seriously that Max and the flock take him to hospital. With wings and avian DNA, it's obvious he's not a normal human and the FBI is called. The lead agent takes the flock home to her farm, where they live a normal life for the first time and begin to search for their birth parents. Then, everything falls apart and the flock of six face betrayal and extreme danger.
ISBN 9780446618892
Series Maximum Ride series (2 of 9)
Publisher Little, Brown & Co, 2007
Patterson, James
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Maximum ride: The angel experiment
Fourteen year old Max and her adopted family, Fang, Iggy, Nudge, Gazzy and Angel, were created as experiments in a lab and are genetically enhanced enabling them to fly. Jeb, a sympathetic scientist, helped them to escape and they are on the run from part-human, part-wolf predators, called Erasers, who have orders to kill them so that the world will never know they existed.
ISBN 9780316067959
Series Maximum Ride series (1 of 9)
Publisher Little, Brown & Co, 2007
Patterson, James
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Maximum ride: The final warning
Max and the five other members of the flock, who can fly, are asked to help a group of environmental scientists studying the effects of global warming. The expedition seems a perfect combination of adventure, activism and escaping government forces who are watching them. But, even in Antarctica, Max is an irresistible target in constant danger. For whoever controls her powers could also control the world.
ISBN 9780316002868
Series Maximum Ride series (4 of 9)
Publisher Little, Brown & Co, 2008
Patterson, James
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Mayan Prophecy, The
Liam O'Connor should have died at sea in 1912. Maddy Carter should have died on a plane in 2010. Sal Vikram should have died in a fire in 2026. But all three have been given a second chance - to work for an agency that no one knows exists. Its purpose: to prevent time travel destroying history . . . When Maddy finally unlocks fragments of the secret that Becks has been holding on to, the TimeRiders start to piece together their true purpose. Racing through time to connect the clues, the team discover a Mayan tribe and an ancient relic provides a vital link to the past and future.
ISBN 9780141337197
Series TimeRiders series (8 of 6)
Publisher Puffin Australia, 2013
Scarrow, Alex
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Maybe
Maybe Gabriek, Anya and Felix will escape the revenge Gogol's brother Zliv intends. Maybe they will evade a lynch mob still angry at the displaced Jews. Maybe Felix's medical abilities will provide the solution for a better new life on the other side of the world. Maybe Felix will have to leave his friends behind.
ISBN 9780670079377
Publisher Penguin Random House Australia, 2017
Gleitzman, Morris
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Maybe tomorrow
In this story of reconciliation and courage, Boori is determined to carry on his late brother's tradition of storytelling and performing. Usually read by students in Years 9, 10 or above.
ISBN 9781742372440
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2010
McDonald, Meme & Pryor, Boori
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Maze Runner series
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Series Maze Runner series (4 books)
Dashner, James
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Maze runner, The
The Gladers don't remember how they came to be in their strange world, escaping from Grievers and running to solve the bizarre maze, which changes every night. When Thomas arrives, he feels a strong urge to become a Runner and solve the maze. Includes some violence. Usually read by students in Years 9, 10 or above.
ISBN 9781906427504
Series Maze Runner series (1 of 4)
Publisher Chicken House, 2010
Dashner, James
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Medieval Messenger, The
'Mystery plague rocks Europe' and 'Beckett kicks bucket' are feature articles in this wonderful newspaper crammed full of historically accurate references. Homestores catalogue, spot the difference competitions and a personal column also included.
ISBN 9780746027493
Publisher Usborne Publishing Ltd, 1996
Fleming, Fergus & Tomlins, Karen (des) & Dowsell, Paul (ed)
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Mediterranean, The
A lifeless body. One of many in the waters of the Mediterranean. Precarious boats navigate the waters of the sea, from south to north. And more often than not, it is not only hope that drowns. With eloquent and devastating imagery, the creator of the multi-award-winning book The Island again asks us to examine our responses to the plight of refugees. How long will we remain silent witnesses?
ISBN 9781760630959
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2018
Greder, Armin
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Meet me at the intersection
Meet Me at the Intersection is an anthology of short fiction, memoir and poetry by authors who are First Nations, People of Colour, LGBTIQA+ or living with disability. The focus of the anthology is on Australian life as seen through each author's unique, and seldom heard, perspective. With works by Ellen van Neerven, Graham Akhurst, Kyle Lynch, Ezekiel Kwaymullina, Olivia Muscat, Mimi Lee, Jessica Walton, Kelly Gardiner, Rafeif Ismail, Yvette Walker, Amra Pajalic, Melanie Rodriga, Omar Sakr, Wendy Chen, Jordi Kerr, Rebecca Lim, Michelle Aung Thin and Alice Pung, this anthology is designed to challenge the dominant, homogenous story of privilege and power that rarely admits "outsider" voices. Usually read by students in years 9, 10 and above.
ISBN 9781925591705
Publisher Fremantle Press, 2018
Lim, Rebecca & Kwaymullina, Amberlin (ed)
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Meet the sky
Sophie lives with her mum and sister on a horse stud and we immediately discover that her life has been dramatically impacted by an accident involving her sister and dad a year earlier. Then a boy gets added to the narrative mix and a hurricane gives us the perfect setting for tension and adventure in this coming of age story.
ISBN 9780310765707
Publisher HarperCollins US, 2018
Hoyle, McCall
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Mega dramas
This collection of eight plays includes information on the major elements of drama, explores different performance styles, plays with traditional tales and shines a light on contemporary Australian issues. Explores themes of friendship, racism, violence, sport, music and family relationships. Usually read by students in years 9, 10 and above.
ISBN 9781420229394
Publisher Pan MacMillan, 2009
Murray, Sue
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Melting stones
Four years have passed since Evvy left the streets of Chammur to begin her training as a stone mage. At fourteen, she's unhappy to be on a new journey with her mentor, prickly green mage Rosethorn, who has been called to the Battle Islands to determine why the plants and animals there are dying.
ISBN 9781862918030
Publisher Omnibus Books, 2008
Pierce, Tamora
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Memorial
A new perspective on the ANZAC tradition and the implications of war on different generations.
ISBN 9780734405456
Publisher Thomas C Lothian Pty Ltd, 2003
Crew, Gary
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Merchant of Venice, The
One of Shakespeare's greatest and, in recent years, most controversial plays. After borrowing a large sum of money from the Jewish money-lender Shylock, the merchant Antonio faces a devastating credit crunch when his fleet of ships is sunk in a storm. Shylock insists on the small print of his terms and conditions, seeking a literal 'pound of flesh'. Usually read by students in year 9,10, and above.
ISBN 9780955816918
Series Manga Shakespeare series (10 of 9)
Publisher SelfMadeHero, 2009
Shakespeare, William & Appignanesi, Richard (adapt) & Kutsuwada, Chie (ill)
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Merchant of Venice, The
A tale of young Bassanio, who, in order to win the love of fair Portia, entangles his dearest friend, Antonio, in a dangerous bargain with the moneylender, Shylock. Only Bassanio's heartfelt efforts and a clever intervention by Portia will save Antonio from paying Shylock 'a pound of flesh'. Graphic novel with authentic Shakespearean text.
ISBN 9780763630256
Publisher Candlewick Press, 2008
Topics / Graphic novels /
Shakespeare, William & Hinds, Gareth (adapt)
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Merchant of Venice, The
Antonio, a Venetian merchant, complains to his friends of a melancholy that he cannot explain. His friend Bassanio is desperately in need of money to court Portia, a wealthy heiress who lives in the city of Belmont. Bassanio asks Antonio for a loan in order to travel in style to Portia's estate. Usually read by students in Years 9, 10 or above.
ISBN 9781107615397
Series Shakespeare original plays mature reads (15 books)
Publisher Cambridge University Press, 2014
Shakespeare, William & Smith, Robert (ed) & Gibson, Rex (ed) & Wienand, Vicki (ed)
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Mercy
Mercy wakes on a school bus bound for Paradise, a small town where everyone knows everyone else's business... Or thinks they do. But Mercy has a secret life. She is an angel, doomed to return repeatedly to Earth, taking on a new human form each time she does, in an effort to resolve a cataclysmic rift between heavenly beings. In Paradise, Mercy meets Ryan, an eighteen-year-old whose sister was kidnapped two years ago and is presumed dead. When another girl is also taken, Mercy knows she has to act quickly and use extraordinary powers to rescue her, even if it means exposing her true identity. Usually read by students in years 9, 10 and above.
ISBN 9780732291990
Series Mercy series NEW SERIES 2020 (1 of 5)
Publisher HarperCollins Australia, 2010
Lim, Rebecca
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Mercy series NEW SERIES 2020
Any three titles read from this series can be included as official Challenge books; up to five more titles can be included as your personal choice books. To see the individual book titles and their PRC ID numbers, go to the Series lists on the Booklists page, on the website. Or, you can search for a series name or the individual titles by using the Search function on the top left hand corner of the screen.
Series Mercy series NEW SERIES 2020 (5 books)
Lim, Rebecca
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Merryll of the stones
An exciting, modern story with elements from ancient mythology. Usually read by students in Years 9, 10 or above.
ISBN 9780702222504
Publisher University of Queensland Press, 1989
Caswell, Brian
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Messenger bird, The
Tanmar's older brother is dead, her mum's gone away and her dad avoids talking about the things that really matter. Plagued by nightmares about her brother, Tamar has no interest in school or friends. When she discovers an old handwritten sheet of music and plays the tune, Tamar meets gifted violinist, Nathaniel, a man from her house's past. She is unwittingly drawn into a journey through time and music.
ISBN 9780702238826
Publisher University of Queensland Press, 2012
Hawke, Rosanne
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Messenger, The
When a piece of glass angel smashes in front of him, Chris doesn't take any notice. Not even when a stranger tells him it's a warning. But, when Chris and his girlfriend are trapped on the moors, strange things start to happen.
ISBN 9780237543358
Series Sharp shades series (8 books)
Publisher Evans Bros, 2012
Townsend, John
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Messenger, The
Ed Kennedy is nineteen. His life is one of peaceful routine and incompetence until he inadvertently stops a bank robbery. When he receives his first playing card with three addresses written on it, Ed becomes the messenger. A cryptic journey with laughter, fists and love. Adult themes and strong language, used in context, may offend some readers. Usually read by students in Years 9, 10 or above.
ISBN 9780330363884
Publisher Pan MacMillan, 2002
Zusak, Markus
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Messenger: the legend of Joan of Arc
You may have heard of Joan of Arc. She had a short but inspirational life, fighting for freedom during the One Hundred Years War between France and England. She was a farm girl who became the leader of an army of men. Joan had an unflinching faith in God and in herself, and was prepared to risk everything for freedom and independence. She became the patron saint of France.
ISBN 9781406336153
Publisher Walker Books, 2014
Topics / Graphic novels /
Lee, Tony & Hart, Sam (ill)
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Metro winds
Includes five long stories and a novella. A girl is sent across the world to discover her destiny in the dark tunnels of the Metro. Another seeks a lost sister in a park where winter lasts forever. A young man fulfils a dying wish. A mother works magic to summon a princess for her son. A man seeks an ending to his story. An old man goes in search of his shadow. This is a world of desire and transformation, the real and the not real.
ISBN 9781865084442
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2012
Carmody, Isobelle
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Michael Rosen's sad book
A very personal story about the loss of a loved one. It speaks to everyone whether they have experienced grief or not.
ISBN 9780744598988
Publisher Walker Books, 2004
Rosen, Michael & Blake, Quentin (ill)
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Middle School series
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Series Middle School series (13 books)
Various
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Middle School: Dog's Best Friend
It's a dog-eat-dog world, and Rafe Khatchadorian is just trying to live in it. Life in middle school is finally starting to seem bearable until Rafe spots his grandmother standing in the free-meal line at the local soup kitchen.To help earn some money for the family, Rafe concocts a brilliant plan, a dog-walking business that soon turns into a huge money-making neighbourhood empire. He'll even have extra cash to buy his own WormHole Deluxe Multi-Platform GameBox. That is, until two terrible twins launch the Great Dog War by sabotaging Rafe's flyers and stealing his customers. Plus, his bratty kid sister Georgia has skipped a grade so now she's in all of Rafe's classes. Throw a kid a bone.
ISBN 9781784753894
Series Middle School series (13 books)
Publisher Arrow / Random House, 2016
Patterson, James & Tebbetts, Chris
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Middle school: Get me out of here
After the worst year of his life, Rafe thinks he's it made in seventh grade. He's been accepted to art school and imagines a maths-free zone. But, It's more competitive than he expected and to score big in class, he needs to find a way to turn his boring life into the inspiration for a work of art. But, when his newest mission uncovers family secrets, he has to decide if he's ready to have his world turned upside down.
ISBN 9780316206716
Series Middle School series (13 books)
Publisher Little, Brown & Co, 2014
Patterson, James & Tebbutts, Chris
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Middle school: Going bush
It's fair to say that Rafe's recent trip Down Under could not easily be called a success. In Australia, he and his Mom were forced to flee a pack of bloodthirsty zombies after the 'performance piece' by Rafe and The Outsiders traumatised Shark Bay. Yet, when Rafe receives an offer to attend an all-expenses paid campout in the Northern Territory, he takes precisely six seconds to agree.
ISBN 9780143781219
Series Middle School series (13 books)
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2016
Patterson, James & Chatterton, Martin (ill)
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Middle school: Hollywood 101
Just when school was at its suckiest, things take a turn for the better when a cool, mysterious new girl shows up. Not only that, she actually wants to be my friend! But, you guessed it, things aren't that simple. And when Hollywood suddenly rolls into Hills Village, things get weird very fast. Somehow, unbelievably, I, Rafe Katchadorian, am in the movie business.
ISBN 9781784756819
Series Middle School series (13 books)
Publisher Random House Children's Books, 2016
Patterson, James & Chatterton, Martin
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Middle School: How I got lost in London
When I was told we were going to London to study Living History, I thought they were joking. But, here I am, Rafe Khatchadorian, global jetsetter. Now, all I need to do is find a way of avoiding the school bully, getting Jeanne Galletta to talk to me, and trying not to get lost in London. But, things are never that simple. So, fasten your seatbelts and hold on tight because this could be a very bumpy flight.
ISBN 9780099596653
Series Middle School series (13 books)
Publisher Arrow / Random House, 2014
Patterson, James
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Middle School: How I survived bullies, broccoli, and snake hill
Rafe Khatchadorian is ready for a fun summer at camp until he finds out it's a school camp. Luckily, Rafe easily makes friends with his troublemaking cabin mates and bunkmate, a boy nicknamed Booger-Eater, who puts up with endless teasing from the other kids. Rafe soon realises there is more to a person than a nickname.
ISBN 9780316231756
Series Middle School series (13 books)
Publisher Little, Brown & Co, 2013
Patterson, James & Tebbetts, Chris (ill)
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Middle School: Just my rotten luck
Rafe heads back to the dreaded Hills Village Middle School, where he's forced to take 'special' classes. He finds himself joining the school's football team, alongside his main tormenter, Miller the Killer. But, Rafe has grand plans for a better year: He decides to start a super-secret art project that's sure to rock the school. Then, if he manages to make a play to save his team, Rafe might have to deal wit something new, popularity.
ISBN 9780316284776
Series Middle School series (13 books)
Publisher Little, Brown & Co, 2015
Patterson, James & Tebbetts, Chris (ill)
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Middle School: Million-dollar mess down under
When Rafe becomes the unlikely benefactor of a will, it's not all good news. Sure, he gets another free trip Down Under but he also has to go to school while he's in Sydney. Blergh. And not just any school . . . St Mungo's is the snobbiest of snobby establishments and you can bet your bottom dollar that Rafe won't quite fit in. Chaos ensues and Rafe is, once again, in the middle of a very big mess. Can he tidy this one up, or will he be sent packing with another black mark against the Khatchadorian name?
ISBN 9780143784937
Series Middle School series (13 books)
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2017
Patterson, James & Chatterton, Martin (ill)
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Middle school: My brother is a big, fat liar
Georgia plans to excel at Hills Village Middle School in all the places her troublemaking brother failed. She's bet him that she'll become one of the most popular girls. But Rafe left a big mark and no one will give Georgia a chance. Rafe has sneakily signed up her band to play at the school dance, and she's terrified to embarrass herself in front of the snooty Princesses who run the school and the boy who's caught her eye. Will she be able to overcome her fears and win her bet with Rafe.
ISBN 9780316207546
Series Middle School series (13 books)
Publisher Little, Brown & Co, 2014
Patterson, James
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Middle School: Rafe's Aussie misadventure
Life is finally starting to look up for everyone's favourite troublemaker, Rafe Khatchadorian. No bullying, zero girl dramas and rising grades. And, when Rafe wins an all-expenses-paid trip to Australia, he can't quite believe his luck. That is, until his dreams of beaches, surfer chicks and cuddly koala bears go horribly wrong. Australia isn't exactly the island paradise Rafe imagined. And, nobody mentioned the zombies.
ISBN 9780857986016
Series Middle School series (13 books)
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2015
Patterson, James & Chatterton, Martin
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Middle school: Save Rafe
Rafe is heading back to the dreaded Hills Village Middle School, the site of the worst years of his life. Rafe will repeat a year unless he can prove himself on an outdoor survival excursion, complete with dangerous white-water rafting, dizzying rock climbing and military style counsellors. But so far this is easy. Rafe and the rest of the pack of 'delinquent' trainees are forced to cooperate as they prepare for their final test.
ISBN 9780099596394
Series Middle School series (13 books)
Publisher Arrow / Random House, 2014
Patterson, James & Tebbetts, Chris
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Middle school: The worst years of my life
Rafe has enough problems at home without throwing his first year of middle school into the mix. Luckily, he's got a plan for the best year ever, if he can pull it off. With his best friend awarding him points, Rafe tries to break every rule in his school's Code of Conduct. Chewing gum in class, running in the hallway, pulling the fire alarm. But when Rafe's game starts to catch up with him, he'll have to decide if winning is all that matters, or if he's finally ready to face the rules, bullies, and truths he's been avoiding.
ISBN 9780099596677
Series Middle School series (13 books)
Publisher Arrow / Random House, 2014
Patterson, James
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Middle School: Ultimate showdown
The Khatchadorian kids are an opinionated duo and they don't exactly see eye to eye. But, when wild-card Rafe and mostly-straight-laced Georgia go at it, the only thing more fun than their ranting is getting to join in. Their back-and-forth banter covers a range of topics,from bullying to cafeteria food to school dress codes. There's room for readers to share their own points of view.
ISBN 9780316322119
Series Middle School series (13 books)
Publisher Little, Brown & Co, 2014
Patterson, James
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Midnight
This is the story from World War I of Guy Haydon and his horse, Midnight, as they enlist with the army, travel across the world and play a starring role in a great cavalry charge.
ISBN 9781921977718
Publisher Walker Books Australia Pty Ltd, 2014
Greenwood, Mark & Lessac, Frane (ill)
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Midnight charter, The
In the city of Agora, anything can be bought and sold. Even children are possessions until their twelfth birthday. Mark has been sold by his father, and Lily, an orphan from birth, has bartered for her life. Thrown together, they face an existence of poverty and servitude, unless they can find a way to break free. But, unbeknown to Mark and Lily, they are being watched by the ruler of the city.
ISBN 9780141323718
Publisher Puffin UK, 2009
Whitley, David
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Midnight over Sanctaphrax
Twig, the young sky pirate captain who had dared to sail over the Edge, returned with his memory shattered and his crew flung far and wide. But, to recover his memory and take action, Twig must first find his lost crew. This means a dangerous journey back into the Deepwoods and beyond.
ISBN 9780552554244
Series The Edge chronicles series (3 of 11)
Publisher Doubleday, 2000
Stewart, Paul & Riddell, Chris (ill)
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Midnight zoo, The
Two gypsy boys, carrying a secret bundle, are fleeing through a war-ravaged countryside during the night and come across a small zoo, untouched by the war. The animals are in need of hope, as are the boys.
ISBN 9780670074051
Publisher Viking Children's, 2010
Hartnett, Sonya
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Midsummer knight
A courageous bear and a bold boy find themselves in a magical forest full of faeries. Unfortunately, the bear ends up in a dungeon but he devises a clever escape, and goes into battle to save the monarch. This wordless picture book, a companion to The boy, the bear, the baron, the bard, is loosely based on Shakespeare's play, A midsummer night's dream.
ISBN 9781741754827
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2007
Rogers, Gregory
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Midsummer night's dream, A
In one of Shakespeare's funniest, most enduring stories, meddling fairies create unexpected love triangles among a group of teenagers. Hermia is in love with Lysander. Demetrius is in love with Hermia. Helena is in love with Demetrius. Add to the mix Puck, a fairy with a powerful love potion, and chaos is sure to follow. Now everyone's in love with Helena, Hermia is hopping mad, and the fairy queen Titania is in love with a man with a donkey's head! Using the style and visual language of manga, Kate Brown transforms Shakespeare's world into something new and vibrant. It's the perfect introduction to Shakespeare's work for reluctant readers and manga fans alike. Usually read by students in Years 9,10, or above
ISBN 9780810994751
Series Manga Shakespeare series (11 of 9)
Publisher SelfMadeHero, 2008
Shakespeare, William & Appignanesi, Richard (adapt) & Kutsuwada, Chie (ill)
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Midsummer night's dream, A
A Midsummer Night's Dream opens with Theseus and Hippolyta planning their wedding, which takes place in four days. Egeus enters with his daughter, Hermia, and her two suitors, Lysander and Demetrius. Hermia is in love with Lysander, but her father wants her to marry Demetrius. Usually read by students in Years 9, 10 or above.
ISBN 9781107615458
Series Shakespeare original plays mature reads (15 books)
Publisher Cambridge University Press, 2014
Shakespeare, William & Buckle, Linda (ed) & Andrews, Richard (ed) & Gibson, Rex (ed)
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Midsummer night's dream, A: graphic novel
In an enchanted moonlit forest in modern Athens, meddlesome fairies play havoc with the lives and loves of four young Athenian lovers and a troupe of amateur actors. Graphic (Manga) novel with authentic Shakespearean text. Usually read by students in Years 9, 10 or above.
ISBN 9780955285646
Series Manga Shakespeare series (5 of 9)
Publisher SelfMadeHero, 2008
Topics / Graphic novels /
Shakespeare, William & Appignanesi, Richard (adapt) & Brown, Kate (ill)
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Midwife's apprentice, The
In 14th century England, Alyce is taken from a life on the streets to be an apprentice to a village midwife.
ISBN 9780330398312
Publisher MacMillan, 2002
Cushman, Karen
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Mighty Murray, The
Australia's greatest river system now and then, with many stories about the people who lived on or in the Murray Valley. Includes archaeological finds, Aboriginal legends, riverboat traders and dam engineers.
ISBN 9781865085654
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2002
Nicholson, John
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Mike
Mike and his mother have moved from Melbourne to live in Sydney's west. Mike soon wishes they had never left. At school, he becomes the victim of a bully, Shane and meets Riny, a neighbour with a secret success story.
ISBN 9780702225277
Publisher University of Queensland Press, 1993
Caswell, Brian
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Milad: the voyage to Ophir
Milad decides to go on one sea voyage to save his family's fortunes and embarks on a journey where he will find sea-battles, pirates, treasure, spies, perils and love. As part of a Phoenician fleet in the service of King Solomon, he experiences danger on the high seas and in deepest Africa, but he also finds the truest of friends in unexpected places. Usually read by students in Years 9, 10 or above.
ISBN 9781741691153
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2008
Anhar, Nazam
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Millie and the night heron
Millie's artist mum needs a change but Millie isn't so keen. When they move, Millie must start Year 7 in a new school. Fitting in and making friends is hard but Millie is a very special girl and mum's love interest, the new boyfriend, helps.
ISBN 9780702235269
Publisher University of Queensland Press, 2005
Bateson, Catherine
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Million shades of grey, A
Thirteen year old Y-Tin is an elephant trainer. His life revolves around Lady and the other elephants in their small herd. But, this is Vietnam in 1975 and, now that the American forces are gone, the North Vietnamese threaten the Dega people of the Central Highlands. When the feared attack comes, Y-Tin is captured. He must risk his life and save his elephants by fleeing into the jungle.
ISBN 9781847388230
Publisher Simon & Schuster, 2010
Kadohata, Cynthia
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Mind master, The
Torrad discovers that he has an affinity with animals that allows him to control their minds. However, is his power strong enough to thwart the evil Psykhan's attempt to dominate human minds and become the ruler of Quentaris?
ISBN 9780734406569
Series Quentaris chronicles series (13 of 28)
Publisher Thomas C Lothian Pty Ltd, 2004
Heffernan, John
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Ministry of pandemonium
Ben Harvester doesn't make friends easily, preferring to spend his time and his talent for drawing in graveyards. It is in one such cemetery that Ben discovers another of his gifts, the ability to see the newly-dead. He is drawn into a battle of good against evil, with grotesque creatures seemingly gaining the ascendency, while Ben is both the cause of the trouble and also its solution.
ISBN 9781847801906
Publisher Frances Lincoln, 2011
Westwood, Chris
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Minna's quest
Men and women prove their worth in this exciting adventure. Minna, a Briton and a blacksmith's daughter, raises a sickly foal, commandeered by her brother, Cerdic, when he joins the soldiers. As bloodthirsty pirates plan to waylay the tiny Roman outpost, Cerdic and Minna risk all so that she can find reinforcements to save all their lives and that of her beloved defender, Theo.
ISBN 9780746078815
Publisher Usborne Publishing Ltd, 2007
Peyton, K M
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Minnow, The
Following a flood which has taken the lives of her family, a girl called Tom lives with Bill, with whom she falls pregnant. Many know her secret, including her grandmother and her good friend Jonah. Together, they will ensure the safe arrival of the Minnow. Contains mature themes and some language in context. Usually read by students in Years 9, 10 or above.
ISBN 9781922182012
Publisher Text Publishing Co, 2014
Sweeney, Diana
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Minutes of danger series
Any three titles read from this series can be included as official Challenge books; up to five more titles can be included as your personal choice books. To see the individual book titles and their PRC ID numbers, go to the Series lists on the Booklists page, on the website. Or, you can search for a series name or the individual titles by using the Search function on the top left hand corner of the screen.
Series Minutes of danger series (3 books)
Heath, Jack
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Mirrormask
Raised in a family of circus performers, Helena has always dreamed of leading a more ordinary life. When she is drawn into a strange and magical realm, her real life is stolen by a runaway from the other side. Helena must rescue the realm from chaos in order to win back her not-so-ordinary life. Told in graphic novel style.
ISBN 9780747599869
Publisher Bloomsbury, 2008
Topics / Graphic novels /
Gaiman, Neil & McKean, Dave (ill)
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Misery guts
Keith's parents have become morose because of the grey, English weather. Keith intends to cheer them up with a trip to tropical, northern Australia.
ISBN 9780330272315
Publisher Pan MacMillan, 1991
Gleitzman, Morris
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Miss McAllister's ghost
When Cassandra and her brothers climb the garden wall hoping to spot the ghost in the old house, they discover an old woman living without electricity in a decaying house. They are drawn into her world long lost, and their developing relationship with Miss McAllister helps them cope with their parents' preoccupation with work, alcohol and their own lives. Some strong language may offend some readers. Usually read by students in years 9, 10 and above.
ISBN 9780702236464
Publisher University of Queensland Press, 2008
Fensham, Elizabeth
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Miss Peregrine's home for peculiar children
An horrific family tragedy sets sixteen year old Jacob journeying to a remote island off the coast of Wales, where he discovers the crumbling ruins of Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children. As Jacob explores its abandoned bedrooms and hallways, and a strange collection of very curious photographs, it becomes clear that the children who once lived here were more than just peculiar. They may have been dangerous. One of them was his grandfather. Usually read by students in Years 9, 10 or above.
ISBN 9781594746031
Series Miss Peregrine's peculiar children NEW SERIES 2020 (1 of 5)
Publisher Quirk Books, 2013
Riggs, Ransom
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Miss Peregrine's peculiar children NEW SERIES 2020
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Series Miss Peregrine's peculiar children NEW SERIES 2020 (5 books)
Riggs, Ransom
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Missing
Mackenzie's world has been turned upside down with the disappearance of her mother following a scientific journey photographing bats in Panama. Her father's sudden and rash decision for Mackenzie to join him in searching for Maggie where she was last seen becomes even more unsettling when he becomes ill and Mackenzie must decide what to do when she comes across some potentially helpful information.
ISBN 9781760650032
Publisher Walker Books, 2018
Whiting, Sue
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Mister Creecher
Suitable for mature readers. We follow the growing relationship between a young pickpocket and 'the creature', as together they pursue the elusive Dr Frankenstein. Set in 1800s London.
ISBN 9781408827987
Publisher Bloomsbury, 2011
Priestley, Chris
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Mister Monday
Arthur Penhaligon is not supposed to be a hero. He is, in fact, supposed to die an early death, but he is saved by a key shaped like the minute hand of a clock. Arthur is safe but his world is not and Arthur must do what he can.
ISBN 9781741142136
Series Keys to the kingdom series (1 of 7)
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2003
Nix, Garth
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Mistress Masham's repose
Maria discovers a group of Lilliputians and must protect them from her governess and a cunning vicar.
ISBN 9781851497003
Publisher Antique Collectors Club, 2001
White, T H
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Mixing it
Fatimah is a devout Muslim. Steve has never given much thought to faith. Both are in the street the day a terrorist bomb explodes and their lives are changed forever. While their families are breaking down barriers, the terrorists have another target in mind. Usually read by students in Years 9, 10 or above.
ISBN 9781845074951
Publisher Frances Lincoln, 2007
Hayes, Rosemary
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Moby Dick
The classic tale of Captain Ahab who has sworn vengeance on Moby Dick, the white whale that took his leg, told through the eyes of the sailor, Ishmael. Ahab's bitter hatred threatens to destroy everyone. Evocative drawings, the gorier practices of nineteenth century whaling and insightful notes on Melville's deeper themes compellingly invite readers to discover the full text. Usually read by students in Years 9, 10 or above.
ISBN 9780744586220
Publisher Walker Books, 2006
Melville, Herman & Needle, Jan (pres) & Benson, Patrick (ill)
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Mole hunt
In a galaxy of cutthroat companies, shadowy clans and hidden agendas, spy agency RIM barely wields enough control to keep order. Maximus Black, a cold-blooded killer, is RIM's star cadet but he has a problem. Someone is after him. One of RIM's best agents, Anneke Longshadow, knows there's a mole in the organisation. And, Maximus has a lot to hide. Includes violence and murder. Usually read by students in Years 9, 10 or above.
ISBN 9781921665264
Publisher Ford Street Publishing, 2011
Collins, Paul
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Monkey
Maloa is a young monk trained in Monkey style Kung Fu. Maloa loves joking around but now finds himself all alone in the woods and being hunted by hostile soldiers. Suddenly, his life is not as much fun as it used to be.
ISBN 9780340902318
Series Five ancestors series (2 of 7)
Publisher Hodder Children's Books (Australia), 2005
Stone, Jeff
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Monster Blood Tattoo series
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Series Monster Blood Tattoo series (3 books)
Cornish, D M
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Monster calls, A
The monster showed up just after midnight. But, it isn't the monster thirteen year old Conor has been expecting. He expected the one from his nightmare, the one he's had nearly every night since his mother started her treatments for cancer. This monster is different, it's something ancient and wild, and tells Conor three stories. The monster wants the most dangerous thing of all from Conor, it wants the truth. Usually read by students in years 9, 10 and above.
ISBN 9781406311525
Publisher Walker Books, 2011
Ness, Patrick & Kay, Jim (ill)
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Monster republic
On a school visit to a nuclear power plant, Cameron Reilly and other students are killed by an explosion, created by a mad scientist to gather more subjects for genetic experimentation. Cameron and the others are physically altered, with scavenged body parts and bionic implants, to create an army of superhuman soldiers.
ISBN 9780552560573
Publisher Corgi Books, 2010
Horton, Ben
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Monuments
All 16-year-old Connor is trying to do is avoid his ex-best friend when he stumbles upon a trapdoor to a secret chamber under his school. But when Sally Rodgers breaks into the same secret chamber looking for an ancient being, things take an unexpected turn and Connor's life will never be the same again. Usually read by students in Years 9, 10 or above.
ISBN 9780734419224
Publisher Hachette Children's Books, 2019
Kostakis, Will
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Moon at nine
With the overthrow of the Shah in Iran, the very conservative, religious government controls every facet of life. Fifteen year old Farrin must keep quiet about her mother's political activities and lavish lifestyle. When Farrin meets funny, outgoing Sadira and they fall in love, the relationship takes a dangerous turn. It is against the law to be gay, the punishment is death. Some violence, usually read by students in Years 9, 10 or above.
ISBN 9781760111977
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2015
Ellis, Deborah
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Moon over Manifest
It's the Great Depression, and Abilene and her dad have moved around a lot, just trying to survive. Abilene is sent to stay in Manifest, a small town in Kansas, where her dad lived as a boy. When Abilene discovers a box of mementos under the floorboards, she begins to solve many mysteries about her Dad's past and the town of Manifest, and to come to terms with her own personal questions.
ISBN 9780385738835
Publisher Delacorte Press, 2010
Vanderpool, Clare
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Moon: Apollo 11 and beyond
The Moon is the only natural satellite of the Earth and, since prehistoric times, it has been an object of fascination. Even after man has walked on the moon, it has retained its romantic appeal. The fortieth anniversary of the Moon landing provides an opportunity to look at that historic journey and to view the Moon from historic, scientific, artistic, literary and musical angles.
ISBN 9780199116911
Publisher Oxford University Press, 2009
Stewart, Ross
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Moonrise
Joe hasn't seen his brother for ten years and it's for the most brutal of reasons. Ed is on death row. Now Ed's execution date has been set and this might be the last summer they have together. A novel that uses the beauty of lyrical verse to represent the ethical issues surrounding an ugly part of the American justice system but more importantly it is a story about knowing who someone is beyond the public perception of their guilt. Usually read by students in Years 9, 10 or above.
ISBN 9781408878439
Publisher Bloomsbury, 2017
Crossan, Sarah
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More Horowitz horror
Short stories with twisted endings and horror themes including The hitchhiker, The sound of murder, Burned, Flight, Howard's end, The elevator, The phone goes dead, Twist cottage and The shortest horror story ever written.
ISBN 9780399245190
Series Horowitz horror series (2 of 8)
Publisher Philomel Books, 2007
Horowitz, Anthony
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More than gold
As thirteen year old Bosnian refugee, Raiko, trains with an Aboriginal mate, Jay, his Olympic dream quickly draws both the local doctor and soccer coach to his side.
ISBN 9781876289478
Publisher Margaret Hamilton, 2000
Heffernan, John
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Mortal engines
An engrossing, gripping tale about a mobile London city that devours towns. Usually read by students in Years 9, 10 or above.
ISBN 9780439979436
Series Mortal engines series (1 of 4)
Publisher Scholastic UK, 2001
Reeve, Philip
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Mortal engines series
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Series Mortal engines series (4 books)
Reeve, Philip
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Mortal fire
Sixteen year old Canny has always been a little different and able to see something 'Extra'. When she joins her stepbrother to research a strange coal mine disaster, Canny discovers an enchanted valley with children who can perform a strange type of magic. With the help of the alluring Ghislain, Canny starts to untangle the mysteries of the valley, only to find out that its secrets are hers, too. Usually read by students in Years 9, 10 or above.
ISBN 9781877579530
Publisher Gecko Press, 2013
Knox, Elizabeth
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Mortal instruments series
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Series Mortal instruments series (6 books)
Clare, Cassandra
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Mossflower
A prequel to Redwall. Martin, the warrior, finds himself trespassing on the land of Verdagua, king of a thousand eyes and embroiled in a battle between good and evil against Verdagua's ruthless daughter, Tsarmina.
ISBN 9780441001866
Series Redwall series (2 of 22)
Publisher Ace, 1995
Jacques, Brian
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Mozart question, The
A moving tale of secrets and survival bound together by the power of music. When Lesley is sent to interview world-renowned violinist Paulo Levi, she is told that she can ask him anything at all -- except the Mozart question and that presents no problem at all because she has no idea of what that means.
ISBN 9781406306484
Publisher Walker Books, 2007
Morpurgo, Michael
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Mr Romanov's garden in the sky
Living in the commission, Lexie is left to fend for herself. Her mother is mostly absent, out searching for something to help her forget the tragic death of Lexie's dad. After witnessing the aftermath of a shocking incident, Lexie finds solace in the most unlikely of places, a troubled old man called The Creeper. A chance, life-saving encounter on the commission's roof seeds a friendship between the two and when they enlist the help of Lexie's friend Davey, the three set off on a epic journey; one that will change their lives forever. Usually read by students in Years 9, 10 or above.
ISBN 9780143309307
Publisher Penguin Books Australia, 2017
Newton, Robert
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Mr William Shakespeare's plays
Take your place in the Globe Theatre of Shakespeare's day to see seven of his best-loved plays in performance. Romeo and Juliet, Hamlet, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Macbeth, Julius Caesar, The Winter's Tale and The Tempest are all brought life in comic-strip versions, which include the bard's own dialogue and the rowdy remarks of the audience.
ISBN 9781406323344
Publisher Walker Books, 2009
Williams, Marcia
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Much ado about nothing
In Much Ado About Nothing, Beatrice and Benedick trade insults and fall in love in the sunny Italian court of the Duke -- but the Duke's brother has devious plans to ruin the happy mood. Manga readers can now enjoy the wit and drama of these plays firsthand. Usually read by students in Years 9, 10, or above
ISBN 9780810943230
Series Manga Shakespeare series (13 of 9)
Publisher SelfMadeHero, 2009
Shakespeare, William & Appignanesi, Richard (adapt) & Kutsuwada, Chie (ill)
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Much ado about nothing
Claudio falls in love with Hero and their marriage is agreed upon. Beatrice and Benedick despise love and engage in comic banter. The others plot to make them fall in love with each other, by a trick in which Benedick will overhear his friends talking of Beatrice's supposed secret love for him, and vice versa. Usually read by students in Years 9, 10 or above.
ISBN 9781107619890
Series Shakespeare original plays mature reads (15 books)
Publisher Cambridge University Press, 2014
Shakespeare, William & Spencer, Richard (ed) & Gibson, Rex (ed) & Partington, Anthony (ed)
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Much ado about Shakespeare
Shakespeare has never been out of fashion. In his lifetime, he was incredibly successful and, after his death, Shakespeare's works were published to the world. This is a new interpretation of Shakespeare's stages, a play on words, which sheds light on the colourful and exuberant world of Shakespeare's life and times. You won't find the sainted genius, solemn with quill and ink-stained hand. High of brow he may have been, but never high-brow. Shakespeare was in the thick of it.
ISBN 9781927262023
Publisher John Reed Books, 2016
Bixley, Donovan
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Muddle Earth
The Baron of Muddle Earth's only hope is an incompetent wizard, a boy, his dog, a cynical budgerigar, a not-very -big ogre and an intrepid silver teaspoon. Anything could happen in the land of pink, stinky hogs and exploding gas frogs.
ISBN 9780333947999
Publisher Pan MacMillan, 2003
Stewart, Paul & Riddell, Chris
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Mudlark
Jim Liddell is different from other thirteen year old boys, living in a world of imagination. He takes home the class pet, a mudlark called Mudlark. Its escape teaches Jim some lessons and helps him come to terms with his mother's death.
ISBN 9780207199806
Publisher HarperCollins Australia, 2003
Stephens, Michael
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Munmun
In an alternate reality a lot like our world, every person's physical size is directly proportional to their wealth. The poorest of the poor are the size of rats, and billionaires are the size of skyscrapers. Warner and his sister Prayer are destitute - and tiny. Their size is not just demeaning, but dangerous: day and night they face mortal dangers that bigger richer people don't ever have to think about, from being mauled by cats to their house getting stepped on. There are no cars or phones built small enough for them, or schools or hospitals, for that matter - there's no point, when no one that little has any purchasing power, and when salaried doctors and teachers would never fit in buildings so small. Warner and Prayer know their only hope is to scale up, but how can two littlepoors survive in a world built against them? Usually read by students in Years 9, 10 or above.
ISBN 9781760523596
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2018
Andrews, Jesse
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Murder at the vicarage
Colonel Protheroe, the much-loathed magistrate of St Mary Mead, has been found shot through the head. It isn't his murder that raises eyebrows, it's the scandalous secrets his death exposes. Miss Marple has her work cut out to find the right trail to the killer who obviously has something to hide. Beautifully illustrated by Norma.
ISBN 9780007274604
Series Agatha Christie graphic novel series (11 books)
Publisher Harper, 2008
Christie, Agatha & Riviera, Francois (adapt)
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Murder in Mesopotamia
When the wife of the expedition leader of a large archaeological dig in Mesopotamia starts receiving letters from her dead husband, she is terrified. When she turns up dead in a room that nobody could have entered, it is up to Hercule Poirot, the famous Belgian detective, and the nurse to find the answer. Beautifully illustrated by Chandre.
ISBN 9780007275304
Series Agatha Christie graphic novel series (11 books)
Publisher Harper, 2008
Christie, Agatha & Riviera, Francois (adapt)
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Murder of crows, A
When Ben's Dad leaves home, Ben and his Mum move to the country to find a better life. Their neighbour, Luke, bullies Ben remorselessly about his city ways and his pet crow, Joe. When Luke threatens to hurt Joe, the crows take their own revenge.
ISBN 9780237534455
Series Sharp shades series (8 books)
Publisher Evans Bros, 2007
Bates, Penny
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Murder of Roger Ackroyd, The
The murder of a wealthy widow in a small English village leads Hercule Poirot into a strange mystery involving a determined, curious spinster, the local doctor and a wide range of suspects. All have possible motives and mysterious, sinister relationships. Beautifully illustrated by Bruno Lachard.
ISBN 9780007250615
Series Agatha Christie graphic novel series (11 books)
Publisher Harper, 2007
Christie, Agatha & Riviera, Francois (adapt)
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Murder on the links, The
By the time Hercule Poirot, the famous Belgian detective, receives Monsieur Renauld's urgent plea, the millionaire has been stabbed to death and is lying in a newly dug grave on the golf links adjoining his estate. The suspects are many - the ignored wife, the embittered son and the demanding mistress. The police think they have the culprit but Poirot begs to differ. Beautifully illustrated by Marc Piskic.
ISBN 9780007250578
Series Agatha Christie graphic novel series (11 books)
Publisher Harper, 2007
Christie, Agatha & Riviera, Francois (adapt)
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Murderer's ape, The
Sally Jones is not only a loyal friend, she's an extraordinary individual. In overalls or in a maharaja's turban, this unique gorilla moves among humans without speaking but understanding everything. She and the Chief are devoted comrades who operate a cargo boat. A job they are offered pays big bucks, but the deal ends badly, and the Chief is falsely convicted of murder. For Sally Jones this is the start of a harrowing quest for survival and to clear the Chief's name. Powerful forces are working against her, and they will do anything to protect their secrets.
ISBN 9781782691617
Publisher Pushkin Press, 2017
Wegelius, Jakob
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Murderer's apprentice, The
Like her father and mother, Merrith is apprenticed to become an assassin with the Murderers' Guild. But, Merrith is hopeless with a dagger and sword, inept at mixing poison and doesn't want to kill people. Her talent seems to lie elsewhere.
ISBN 9780734408006
Series Quentaris chronicles series (8 of 28)
Publisher Thomas C Lothian Pty Ltd, 2005
Freeman, Pamela
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Muse
Mercy is an angel, exiled from heaven, and when she wakes in the body of nineteen-year-old Irina, Mercy discovers that she is one of the world's most infamous supermodels on the verge of a very public breakdown. Against the glamorous background of Milan's opulent fashion world, Mercy continues her increasingly desperate search for Ryan Daley, the mortal boy she remembers falling for in a past life. But this time, Mercy's memories and powers are growing ever stronger - and she begins to doubt the pleas of her dream lover, Luc, as more of her mysterious past is revealed. Usually read by students in years 9, 10 and above.
ISBN 9780732292010
Series Mercy series NEW SERIES 2020 (3 of 5)
Publisher HarperCollins Australia, 2011
Lim, Rebecca
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Museum of Mary Child, The
Heloise lives with her godmother in an isolated cottage and, next door, is a sinister museum dedicated to the memory of Mary Child. Visitors enter it with a smile but depart with fear in their eyes. When Heloise finds a doll under the floorboards, she keeps it against her godmother's advice. That's when the delicate truce between Heloise and her godmother begins to unravel.
ISBN 9780143304142
Publisher Puffin Australia, 2009
Golds, Cassandra
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Music our bodies can't hold
What use is music your body can't hold, that can't take you from this world? Each of these poems is a portrait of someone with or reputed to have had Marfan Syndrome. Many of the poems emerge out of personal interviews, while others are portraits of public figures: Abraham Lincoln, Akhenaten, Mary Queen of Scots , Edith Sitwell, Niccolo Paganini, John Tavener, Sergei Rachmaninov, and Robert Johnson, among others. Usually read by students in Year 9, 10 & above.
ISBN 9780994352880
Publisher Hunter Publishers, 2017
Jackson, Andy
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My Australian story: A banner bold, The diary of Rosa Aarons, Ballarat Goldfield, 1854
Rosa goes to the Ballarat goldfields with her parents in 1854, during the lead up to the Eureka Stockade. She keeps a daily journal of her experiences - a fresh and interesting minutiae of daily life on the goldfields.
ISBN 9781865042640
Series My Australian story (31 books)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2000
Wheatley, Nadia
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My Australian story: A different sort of real, The diary of Charlotte McKenzie, Melbourne, 1918-1919
As the horrors of the First World War are drawing to a close, an influenza pandemic has arisen that will kill more people around the world than the Great War. Charlotte McKenzie, assisting the doctor, finds herself experiencing first hand the effects of this devastating disease. This is Charlotte's diary, written in post World War I Melbourne in 1918.
ISBN 9781865043838
Series My Australian story (31 books)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2001
Greenwood, Kerry
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My Australian story: A tale of two families, The diary of Jan Packard, Melbourne, 1974
Set in the seventies, Jan Packard is a Melbourne thirteen year old growing up in changing times. She discovers the sexual revolution, politics, the anti-Vietnam moratorium, the impact of war service, boys and that parents are fallible and human. Usually read by students in Years 9, 10 or above.
ISBN 9781865042657
Series My Australian story (31 books)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2003
Pausacker, Jenny
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My Australian story: Claw of the dragon, The diary of Billy Shanghai Hamilton, Broome, Western Australia, 1899-1900
Billy Shanghai Hamilton has been snatched by pirates in the Torres Strait and forced to work on a pearling boat. Greed for pearls drives men mad and the seas are full of danger. Soon Billy is fighting for survival in a dangerous world of assassins, treasure hunters, deep-sea diving, underworld crime and mutiny.
ISBN 9781865048611
Series My Australian story (31 books)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2008
Bernard, Patricia
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My Australian story: Cyclone Tracy, The diary of Ryan Turner, Darwin, 1974
A fictionalised account of the devastation wrought by Cyclone Tracy on Christmas Eve, 1974. Fourteen year old Ryan shares his perspective of life in Darwin with stories of his family life, his friendships and his first girlfriend.
ISBN 9781865049168
Series My Australian story (31 books)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2006
Tucker, Alan
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My Australian story: Fords and flying machines, The diary of Jack McLaren, Longreach, 1919-1921
Jack McLaren, a fourteen year old, is offered a mechanics apprenticeship in Longreach, Queensland. He gets to travel north with two World War 1 pilots in a model T Ford, finding the best route for an air race. The beginning of QANTAS.
ISBN 9781865045627
Series My Australian story (31 books)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2003
Bernard, Patricia
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My Australian story: Gallipoli
Victor March is 14 years old and looking for adventure. He lies about his age and enlists in the 10th Battalion to fight in the Great War. He is among the first soldiers to land at Anzac Cove in 1915 and his world will forever change.
ISBN 9781742836935
Series My Australian story (31 books)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2013
Tucker, Alan
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My Australian story: Kokoda
During World War II, Archie's two brothers are fighting the Japanese in the jungles of New Guinea. In his diary, Archie records how Townsville becomes a base for the pacific campaign, as the Australian coastline reels under Japanese bombs. Archie also records his own battle against the local bully.
ISBN 9781743622056
Series My Australian story (31 books)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2014
Tucker, Alan
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My Australian story: On board the Boussole, The diary of Julienne Fulbert, Laperouse's Voyage of discovery, 1785-1788
Adventures on the high seas for an accidental stowaway with a mysterious and frightening past. But, it is yet to be established if the stowaway is Jules, or Julienne.
ISBN 9781865044354
Series My Australian story (31 books)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2002
Edwards, Christine
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My Australian story: Plagues and federation, The diary of Kitty Barnes, The Rocks, Sydney 1900
Kitty wrote her diary living in the slums of the Rocks in 1900. She describes the harsh experiences of her surroundings and details of life in early twentieth century Sydney.
ISBN 9781865042664
Series My Australian story (31 books)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2001
Farrer, Vashti
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My Australian story: Refugee, The diary of Ali Ismail, Woomera, 2001-2002
The Taliban in Afghanistan are seeking out young boys to become fighters. Fourteen year old Ali is smuggled out on a small boat. After a gruelling journey, Ali is rescued and transferred to Woomera Detention Centre in the Australian desert.
ISBN 9781865049199
Series My Australian story (31 books)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2006
Sunderland, Alan
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My Australian story: Surviving Sydney Cove, The diary of Elizabeth Harvey, Sydney, 1790
Life in the early days at Sydney Cove is told through the diary of a young girl.
ISBN 9781865042671
Series My Australian story (31 books)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2000
Alexander, Goldie
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My Australian story: The rum rebellion, the diary of David Bellamy, Sydney Town, 1807-1809
David Bellamy is afraid. He fears the strange new land of New South Wales, its inhabitants and its wild creatures. He fears his relatives who have taken him in and the swearing, cursing Governor Bligh. And then, on Anniversary Day, 26th January, 1808, David and his new friends, Kitty and Ralph, are on the streets of Sydney Town when the military march on Government House.
ISBN 9781865043623
Series My Australian story (31 books)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2001
Gleeson, Libby
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My Australian story: Who am I, The diary of Mary Talence, Sydney 1937
Mary is ten when she begins to write in her diary. She documents her life as an Aboriginal child who was taken from her natural parents and raised by a non-Aboriginal foster family. Mary doesn't fit in and starts to question why.
ISBN 9781865043616
Series My Australian story (31 books)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2006
Heiss, Anita
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My family and other animals
The author's life on the island of Corfu with his family and an assortment of animals.
ISBN 9780140013993
Publisher Penguin, 1964
Durrell, Gerald
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My father's shadow
Kaya is completing her HSC when she is woken in the middle of the night by her mother. They are to pack immediately and go to their holiday home in the Blue Mountains. Her father is not coming back, after giving evidence against some dangerous criminals in court. Months later, they are still in hiding and the mysteries are multiplying. Kaya is not sure who to trust: her mother'd new friend, the policeman or her new friend, Eric, from the local store. She is also recovering from memory loss caused by PTSD after a chilling encounter with the criminals. She is seeing a psychologist in an attempt to recall the evidence she might have to give in a forthcoming trial. Will she remember - and what dangers will her memories lead to? Usually read by students in years 9, 10 and above.
ISBN 9781925936704
Publisher Magabala Books, 2019
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Jones, Jannali
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My Gallipoli
From the shores of Anzac Cove and beyond, the Gallipoli peninsula was the place where thousands of men fought, suffered, endured or died during the eight months of occupation in 1915. For each of them, their nurses and their families, Gallipoli means something different.
ISBN 9781921504761
Publisher Working Title Press, 2015
Starke, Ruth & Hannaford, Robert (ill)
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My girragundji
When a boy has bullies, a scary monster lurking about at night, and a strange noise outside his window to contend with, the last thing he expects is for a little green tree frog to be his saviour. But he names the frog Girragundji and together they learn how to be brave and face the world together.
ISBN 9781864488180
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 1998
McDonald, Meme & Pryor, Boori Monty
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My life as a hashtag
What's a girl to do when her parents have split up; her dad has a new girlfriend, her mum is internet dating and one of her best friends has decided not to invite her to the biggest party of the year (which she then has to watch the party unfold on everyone's else's social media!). If you're a girl called MC, you get mad as hell, that's what you do. But what begins as one girl's private no-holds-barred rant soon snowballs in the most public way possible. Usually read by students in Years 9, 10 or above.
ISBN 9781760113681
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2017
Williams, Gabrielle
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My name is Mina and I love the night
Mina empties her thoughts, stories and dreams into her notebook, creating an extraordinary journal of her transition from school to homeschool and of life in her neighbourhood. Prequel to Skellig, also on 7-9 booklist,
ISBN 9780340997253
Publisher Hodder Children's Books (UK), 2010
Almond, David
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My name is Will Thompson
Will Thompson is a bit of a misfit. He verges on dyslexia, provokes numerous family problems and has something of a bizarre view of life. He rises to a degree of fame, if not notoriety, when he and two of his friends take on the state to stop the closing of the Goongara Learning Centre.
ISBN 9780143303343
Publisher Penguin, 2008
Newton, Robert
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My place
An autobiography of three generations of Sally Morgan's Aboriginal family that traces her search for identity. Usually read by students in Years 9, 10 or above.
ISBN 9780949206312
Publisher Fremantle Press, 2000
Morgan, Sally
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My polar dream
Jade Hameister is a truly remarkable Australian. At fourteen she decided on a goal: To be the youngest person in history to complete the Polar Hat-Trick. In this book you will be taken on her journey as she travels through polar lands hostile to human life and accomplishes something truly remarkable. An inspirational true story that might very well change your perspective on the limits on what is possible.
ISBN 9781760554774
Publisher Pan MacMillan, 2018
Hameister, Jade
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My side of the story series
Any three titles read from this series can be included as official Challenge books; up to five more titles can be included as your personal choice books. To see the individual book titles and their PRC ID numbers, go to the Series lists on the Booklists page, on the website. Or, you can search for a series name or the individual titles by using the Search function on the top left hand corner of the screen.
Series My side of the story series (6 books)
Various
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My sister Jodie
Pearl and Jodie, boy-mad sisters and best friends, are full of teen and pre-teen angst. Mum just can't cope with little girls who don't do as they're told, especially precocious Jodie whom, in her frustation, she often lashes out at physically. Pearl can't believe that Jodie would ever choose to leave her but perhaps her story won't have a happy ending. Coarse language used in context. Usually read by students in years 9, 10 and above.
ISBN 9780385610124
Publisher Doubleday, 2008
Wilson, Jacqueline
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My sister lives on the mantelpiece
Since the death of his sister, Rose, in a terrorist attack, life for ten year old Jamie has been torn apart. A move to the country with his dad and older sister only increases Jamie's torment. His father mourns through alcohol and a wild rage against the killers. Jamie is bullied at his new school and yearns for his absent mother. Jamie knows he should feel sadder but he barely remembers his sister.
ISBN 9781444001839
Publisher Orion, 2011
Pitcher, Annabel
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My story: Agincourt, Jenkin Lloyd, France 1415
Jenkin Lloyd is fourteen and about to embark on the adventure of his life when he goes off to war, as an archer, for King Henry V to fight against the 60,000 strong French troups at Agincourt. Jenkin knows there is not much chance of surviving the day.
ISBN 9780439982665
Publisher Scholastic UK, 2003
Cox, Michael
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My story: flying ace, the story of Amelia Earhart
Amelia Earhart was the first female aviator to cross the Atlantic. This courageous pilot disappeared in terrible weather conditions after flying out of Australia. She believed women must attempt the same challenges as men.
ISBN 9781740330770
Publisher Dorling Kindersley, 2000
Bull, Angela & Forsey, Chris
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My story: hunger, the diary of Phyllis McCormack, Ireland 1845-1847, The
When the potato blight strikes Ireland, fourteen year old Phyllis McCormack goes into service to help feed her family.
ISBN 9780439997409
Publisher Scholastic UK, 2001
Drinkwater, Carol
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My story: Spy smuggler, Paul Lelaud France 1942-1944
Now Paul Lelaud has turned fourteen years old, he can escape from his Nazi sympathising teacher, Monsieur Armignac. He desperately wants to do something to free France of the Germans so his Uncle Maurice takes him into the French Resistance.
ISBN 9780439968843
Publisher Scholastic UK, 2004
Eldridge, Jim
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My story: the Yankee whaler, the diary of Thomas Morris
Thomas Morris thinks something mysterious is going on in Bunbury. The telegrams he delivers carry cryptic messages and strangers are acting in odd ways. Tom writes down his exciting adventures as he becomes part of a mysterious and amazing plot.
ISBN 9781865044385
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2001
Lisson, Deborah
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My story: U-boat hunter, Peter Rogers, HMS Arum 1939-1945
Peter is the son of a merchant sailor during the Second World War whose father survives a bombing by a German U-Boat. This motivates Peter to be more actively involved in the English war effort.
ISBN 9780439959384
Publisher Scholastic UK, 2005
Perrett, Bryan
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My story: war nurse, the diary of Kittly Langley, 1939-1940
Kitty is a VAD (Voluntary Aid Detachment) nurse stationed at Standhaven military hospital. She doesn't know if she has it in her to nurse the young wounded soldiers coming in from France but they desperately need her help.
ISBN 9780439959025
Publisher Scholastic UK, 2005
Reid, Sue
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Mysterious ruins: lost cities and buried treasure
From the True Stories series, here are tales of hidden treasure and lost temples deep in the rainforests.
ISBN 9781864482478
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 1996
Prior, Natalie Jane
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Mystery of Eilean Mor, The
The keepers of the Eilean Mor lighthouse all disappeared without a trace. Find out what secrets the lighthouse hides in this picture book for older readers.
ISBN 9780734407955
Publisher Thomas C Lothian Pty Ltd, 2005
Crew, Gary & Geddes, Jeremy (ill)
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Mystery of the blue train, The
Aboard the luxurious Blue Train running from London to the Riviera, a pampered millionaire's daughter, Ruth Kettering, is found murdered and her expensive jewels stolen. There is talk of the infamous jewel thief, the Marquis, but Poirot's suspicion falls closer to home and Ruth's unhappy marriage. The Belgian detective is not to be trifled with. Beautifully illustrated by Marc Piskic.
ISBN 9780007250608
Series Agatha Christie graphic novel series (11 books)
Publisher Harper, 2007
Christie, Agatha & Riviera, Francois (adapt)
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Mystery of the colour thief, The
After a frightening car accident, Izzy's mum is in a coma. Her family is in pieces. Her best friend at school has dumped her. And her nightmares are haunted by a shadowy man stealing all the colours from her world. She's trying so hard to be brave, but Izzy thinks everything is her fault. Then she meets her new neighbour, Toby, paralysed after a skateboarding accident, and together they find a nest of cygnets who need rescuing. Particularly the odd one out, called Spike. Will saving Spike save Izzy? Will she and Toby solve the mystery of the colour thief and bring hope and happiness back to Izzy's life? Written with insight, compassion and empathy - an authentic story about real life and how to survive it.
ISBN 9781788546492
Publisher Zephyr, 2018
Jozefkowicz, Ewa
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Mystery of the ruby glasses, The
Shey can't resist exploring the locked room in Uncle Ruben's house. Looking through a pair of antique opera glasses, Shey is transported to a strange land depicted in one of Ruben's paintings where there are lots of clues to be followed.
ISBN 9780734408044
Publisher Lothian Books, 2007
Cripps, Lindsay
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