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

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M is for mates: animals in wartime from Ajax to Zep
Without the service of animals, many more Australians would have lost their lives during wartime. This intriguing book presents information about food, equipment, battle environments, war propaganda, uniforms, symbols and transport. Filled with authentic photos, wartime anecdotes and strange but true facts.
ISBN 9781877007392
Publisher Dept of Veterans' Affairs & Australian War Memorial, 2009
Department of Veterans' Affairs & Australian War Memorial
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M is for mutiny: History by alphabet
A taste of the intriguing history of Australia and the many entry points for readers to explore further. In the late 18th century, ragtag groups of Europeans started to arrive in Australia. Most were convicts, some were soldiers, a few had just run out of choices. They blundered onto an ancient land that had been peopled for 60,000 years. They wanted to make it just like home. They cleared the land, they fenced it, they paved it, and they put buildings on it. All the while, the country's first peoples watched on, bewildered by these clumsy immigrants and their mysterious ways. Why did Sir Joseph Banks hate bananas? Did anyone like William Bligh? Who's afraid of Pemulwuy?
ISBN 9780994384119
Publisher Berbay Publishing, 2017
Dickson, John & Emmerichs, Bern (ill)
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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
No book cover.
36937
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
No book cover.
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Macbeth
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.
ISBN 9780955285660
Series Manga Shakespeare series (6 of 9)
Publisher SelfMadeHero, 2008
Topics / Graphic novels /
Shakespeare, William & Appignanesi, Richard (adapt) & Deas, Robert (ill)
No book cover.
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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, you idiot
Andy Macbeth doesn't mean to be a terrible person but his three spooky aunts have predicted great things for him on the school soccer team. So, when the gorgeous Fifi L'Amour starts to take an interest in him and suggests an easy way to ridicule the coach and take his place, it just might all be too hard to resist.
ISBN 9780143304289
Publisher Puffin Australia, 2009
Henderson, Don
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Macbeth: a Shakespeare story
This series gives young readers the chance to discover Shakespeare for themselves. Also included are useful notes on the themes within the stories and a background to the Globe Theatre.
ISBN 9781841213446
Series Shakespeare stories series (6 of 12)
Publisher Orchard Books, 2003
Matthews, Andrew & Ross, Tony (ill)
No book cover.
242
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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Mad about monkeys
Find out about the many different types of monkeys, from the smallest Pygmy Marmoset to the largest Mandrill. Discover where monkeys come from, their social life and order, how they use tools, and how deforestation threatens their populations. You'll soon be raving mad about monkeys.
ISBN 9781909263574
Series About animals series NEW SERIES 2018 (3 books)
Publisher Flying Eye Books, 2015
Davey, Owen
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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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Maddigan's quest
Garland Maddigan, twelve year old daughter of Fantasia's ringmaster, has made this trip before. The journey has frightening new challenges when three mysterious children join the travellers and sinister strangers follow them.
ISBN 9781869506025
Publisher HarperCollins NZ, 2006
Mahy, Margaret
No book cover.
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Made for speed
Many people have risked their lives to break speed records on the ground, in the air and on the water. Meet some of them and find out how, and why, they did it. Easy to access information includes unusual or amazing facts, photographs, charts and maps.
ISBN 9781865047720
Series X-zone series (48 books)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2004
Topics / Year 6 easy reads /
Ramsden, Julie & Ramsden, Michael
No book cover.
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Made on Earth
Follow the journey of a red jacket around the world, from being made to going in the rubbish, from the cells of a prison, to a boat floating in the ocean, connecting many people.
ISBN 9781408173916
Publisher A & C Black, 2012
Korn, Wolfgang
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Magenta McPhee
Magenta is worried her about her dad. He hasn't moved on since the divorce. Magenta is trying to write her fantasy trilogy but, since she registered her father on an internet dating site, she has to spend time pretending to be him and replying to the emails he doesn't know he is receiving. Now, someone wants to meet him.
ISBN 9781741664089
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2009
Bateson, Catherine
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Magic and other misdemeanors
With Granny distracted by Mayor Heart's campaign against the human residents of Ferryport Landing, Sabrina and Daphne Grimm are ready to tackle a case on their own. They need to find out who is stealing the magical possessions of the most powerful Everafters in town. The villain's plans mean a grim future for the Grimms.
ISBN 9780810993587
Series Sisters Grimm series (5 of 7)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2010
Buckley, Michael & Ferguson, Peter (ill)
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Magic fair, The
The magic fair has a lot more than just fairy floss and fun rides, it has cakes that jump and pies that fly. Enter but beware. Kayla and her cousin, Phil, soon find out that not all the surprises are nice ones. When Phil is mean to Kayla, the fair takes matters into its own hands in a very unusual way.
ISBN 9781921696121
Publisher Fremantle Press, 2010
Morgan, Sally & Gibbs, Tracey (ill)
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Magic feet
Soccer season is here. Ellyse is desperate to pull on her boots and start dribbling and defending. But, her best friends, Charlie and Jazz, don't want to play soccer this year. Ellyse is disappointed but has an idea to get a girls team together at school. But, things don't go to plan at school or training. When Ellyse is targetted by one of her own Hawks teammates, it scares the girls from joining the school team. Ellyse must find a way to deal with the bully and convince her schoolmates to join soccer.
ISBN 9780143781264
Series Ellyse Perry series (4 books)
Publisher Penguin Books Australia, 2016
Clark, Sherryl & Perry, Ellyse
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Magic 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 pudding, The
A rude, steak-and-kidney-come-what-you-like pudding and his mates Bill Barnacle, Sam Sawnoff and Bunyip Bluegum battle the puddin' thieves in this Australian bush classic.
ISBN 9780207188640
Publisher HarperCollins Australia, 1995
Lindsay, Norman
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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.
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's daughter series
Any two titles read from this series can be included as official Challenge books; up to five more titles can be included as your personal choice books. To see the individual book titles and their PRC ID numbers, go to the Series lists on the Booklists page on the website. Or, you can search for a series name or the individual titles by using the Search function on the top left hand corner of the screen.
Series Magician's daughter series (3 books)
Walker, Justyn
No book cover.
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Magician's daughter, The
Two friends sink through a magical puddle into Allegoria, the world of the Great Magician. Georgie Tanner is always getting into some sort of trouble or other, but nothing has prepared her for this.
ISBN 9780958074421
Series Magician's daughter series (1 of 3)
Publisher Multimedia Interface, 2004
Walker, Justyn
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Magician's elephant, The
The boy, the lost sister, the retired officer, the childless couple, the displaced elephant, the patient nun, the compassionate policeman, the remorseful magician, the bent and broken stonemason and the socialite crippled when the conjured elephant fell through the theatre roof and landed on her legs, all come together in the snow in this meaningful, simply but poetically told story.
ISBN 9780763644109
Publisher Candlewick Press, 2009
DiCamillo, Kate
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Magician's nephew, The
This sixth book about Narnia, explains how the comings and goings between our world and Narnia first began, when Polly and Digory found the way to Narnia by accident.
ISBN 9780064471107
Series Chronicles of Narnia series (6 of 7)
Publisher HarperCollins US, 2002
Lewis, C S
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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: Bronze key, The
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: Copper gauntlet, The
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: Iron trial, The
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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Magpie
Author Luke Davies wrote a poem called Childhood Terror which described, in nine lines, the fear of a magpie attack, and a boy's reaction as his father helps him face that fear. This wonderful picture book turns the poem into a story of a dog and his pup on a journey to find the magpie.
ISBN 9780733322686
Publisher ABC Books, 2010
Davies, Luke & Kiuru, Inari (ill)
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Magpie Island
The story of a magpie raised on the Eyre Peninsula that becomes stranded on an island. Humans intervene to help him have a happy life.
ISBN 9781863020633
Publisher New Holland Australia, 1990
Thiele, Colin & Haldane, Roger (ill)
No book cover.
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Magrit
Magrit lives in an abandoned cemetery. She is as forgotten as the tiny graveyard that surrounds her. One night, a passing stork drops a strange bundle into the graveyard. Master Puppet, her friend and advisor, tells her it is an awful, ugly, terrible thing and she should get rid of it. But, Magrit has other ideas.
ISBN 9781925081343
Publisher Walker Books Australia Pty Ltd, 2016
Battersby, Lee & Daoud, Amy (ill)
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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 'em laugh
Take a look at jokes and comedians, and what makes people laugh.
ISBN 9781865048925
Series X-zone series (48 books)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2005
Topics / Year 6 easy reads /
Bancks, Tristan
No book cover.
16760

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Making Jamie normal
Alex will be the coolest Year 9 student with the weirdest sister in Year 7 if she can't make Jamie 'normal' before she goes to high school. Jamie doesn't realise how lucky she is getting all this great advice. Some coarse language used in context.
ISBN 9780143302032
Series Aussie chomps (17 books)
Publisher Penguin, 2005
Pershall, Mary K
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Making YouTube videos
If you've wanted to create a YouTube video, then this book is for you. Find out how to shoot with a phone or camera, edit your clips and add effects.
ISBN 9781119177241
Series Dummies Junior series (12 books)
Publisher John Wiley & Sons Australia Ltd, 2015
Topics / STEM /
Willoughby, Nick
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Mal rider, The
Danny discovers girls or, rather, one special girl called Ella, and the joys of riding a malboard. Can he overcome the problems of surfing mates who only accept shortboards? He is new to town and needs a break on the waves and at school.
ISBN 9780143302193
Series Aussie chomps (17 books)
Publisher Usborne Publishing Ltd, 2004
Flynn, Pat
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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
No book cover.
14518
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)
No book cover.
45876
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 (6 books)
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2014
Hillman, Robert & White, Lyn (ed)
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Malkin Moonlight
Malkin is a small, black cat with a magnificent tail, who's destined to be a hero. He just doesn't know it yet. In his third life, Wild Malkin falls in love with Roux, a Domestic cat, who likes the comforts of home. Together, they explore the night and have adventures. When Roux's owners decide to move away, she chooses to become a Wild and stay with Malkin. Setting out to find a new home, they stumble across a recycling centre full of cats at war. An extraordinary adventure awaits as Malkin tries to bring peace to the land.
ISBN 9781408870846
Publisher Bloomsbury, 2016
Cox, Emma
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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.
ISBN 9780340883648
Publisher Hodder Children's Books (Australia), 2005
Masson, Sophie
No book cover.
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Mammals
Mammals have adapted to many environments. They can swim, walk, fly and live underwater or high up in forest trees. Superb photographs bring their fascinating world vividly to life. The book follows a mammal from birth, showing how it grows.
ISBN 9780756607036
Series Eyewitness series (36 books)
Publisher Dorling Kindersley, 2003
Parker, Steve & Burton, Jane (ill)
No book cover.
246
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 eater
Sam Fox is on a youth conference in Africa when the tour bus takes off without him, leaving him stranded in the wilderness. Sam uses his wits to escape an angry mother elephant, a king cobra, a hyena and a hungry crocodile. It may not be so easy to survive an encounter with a ferocious, man-eating leopard.
ISBN 9780143303213
Series Extreme adventures series (6 of 11)
Publisher Penguin Books Australia, 2007
D'Ath, Justin
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Man from Ironbark, The
When the man from Ironbark visits the local town for a shave, chaos ensues. Because of a Sydney barber's joke on one of their men, long beards become the fashion in a small Australian settlement.
ISBN 9780006615873
Publisher Collins, 1984
Paterson, A B (Banjo)
No book cover.
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Man from Snowy River & other verses, The
A classic collection of forty-six poems by Banjo Paterson.
ISBN 9780207191732
Publisher HarperCollins Australia, 1997
Paterson, A B (Banjo)
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Man from Snowy River, The
The full text of the classic poem is beautifully illustrated and includes a CD of an unabridged recording.
ISBN 9781865046952
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2004
Paterson, A B (Banjo) & Blackwood, Freya (ill)
No book cover.
247

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Man, The
A little, hairy man appears in the bedroom of a schoolboy demanding food, clothing and shelter. This story is told in cartoon style.
ISBN 9780099108818
Publisher Red Fox, 1994
Briggs, Raymond
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248

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Mandawuy Yunupingu (Aussie stars)
A former Australian of the Year, Mandawuy Yunupingu, leads the band, Yothu Yindi.
ISBN 9781876400262
Series Aussie stars series (12 books)
Publisher Coolabah Publishing, 2001
McCallum, Grant
No book cover.
Manga Shakespeare series
The sequential stylised artwork known as Manga is combined with authentic Shakespearean text to bring an enriched perspective to the bard's great works, making the plays more accessible and encouraging a response from the reader. Any two titles read from this series can be included as official Challenge books; up to five more titles can be included as your personal choice books. To see the individual book titles and their PRC ID numbers, go to the Series lists on the Booklists page on the website. Or, you can search for a series name or the individual titles by using the Search function on the top left hand corner of the screen.
Series 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
No book cover.
12815
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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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: 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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Maps
Travel the world without leaving home. Fifty two lavishly illustrated maps detail not only geographical features and political borders but also places of interest, iconic personalities, native animals and plants, local peoples, cultural events, and many more fascinating facts associated with each region. This book is a celebration of the world, from its immense mountains to its tiny insects, and everything in between.
ISBN 9781760065416
Publisher The Five Mile Press Pty Ltd, 2014
Mizielinski, Aleksandra & Mizielinski, Daniel
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Maralinga'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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Maralinga: the Anangu story
In words and pictures, Yalata and Oak Valley community members, with author Christobel Mattingley, describe what happened in the Maralinga Tjarutja lands of South Australia, before the bombs and after.
ISBN 9781741756210
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2009
Mattingley, Christobel & Yalata and Oak Valley community & Yalata and Oak Valley communities (ill)
No book cover.
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Margaret and Flynn
It is 1875 and orphans, Margaret and Libby, live with kind Mrs Fredriksen in her sod house in rural Colorado. The girls are always moving on, looking for a real home. When a tornado sweeps through the town bringing an injured horse, Margaret nurses it back to good health. This might be the place to settle down.
ISBN 9780142410196
Series Hoofbeats series (3 of 3)
Publisher Puffin Australia, 2008
Duey, Kathleen
No book cover.
70404
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
No book cover.
5509
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
No book cover.
2800
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 17)
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 17)
Publisher Red Fox, 1999
Jacques, Brian
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Marly and the goat
It's 1983 and there's excitement in Marly's house. Her grandparents have arrived from Vietnam and, soon, her mum will have a new baby. While Grandma tries to make Marly into a 'young lady', Grandpa digs up the backyard. When he brings home Agnes, a goat, the neighbours want it taken away. Things get dangerous and Marly must try to protect her grandpa and her pet.
ISBN 9780143308515
Series Our Australian girl series (44 books)
Publisher Penguin Books Australia, 2015
Pung, Alice & Masciullo, Lucia (ill)
No book cover.
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Marly walks on the Moon
It's 1983 and baby mania has struck Marly's house. She has a new baby brother and Marly never realised that a new baby would take up so much of everyone's time. The school concert is coming up and Marly's secret plan is to perform the Moonwalk, the dance she's been practising all year. But, no one is helping with her costume.
ISBN 9780143308522
Series Our Australian girl series (44 books)
Publisher Penguin Books Australia, 2016
Pung, Alice & Masciullo, Lucia (ill)
No book cover.
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Marly's business
It's 1983 and Marly needs a job. She wants to buy Donkey Kong cards to swap with the other kids at school but her parents think the cards are a waste of money. Then Marly's friend, Yousra, gives her an idea and she decides to start her own business. But, working on your own isn't easy and, when Marly catches a bus that goes in the wrong direction, it's just the start of her problems.
ISBN 9780143308508
Series Our Australian girl series (44 books)
Publisher Penguin Books Australia, 2015
Pung, Alice & Masciullo, Lucai (ill)
No book cover.
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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
No book cover.
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Mars
Fascinating facts about the planet, Mars, and the solar system. Includes photographs, a glossary and websites links.
ISBN 9781420211894
Series New Solar System, The series (4 of 12)
Publisher MacMillan, 2007
Birch, Robin
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Marsh and Me
There's a hill out the back of Joey's house. Hardly anyone goes there - it's not a beautiful place, just a covered-over old rubbish tip. But Joey likes it up there. It's his hill - somewhere he likes to go to wonder about life. He longs to be the best at something, to be a famous astronaut, or mountain climber, to stand out somehow. So when Joey discovers a tree house in an old peppercorn tree on the hill, he is annoyed that someone has invaded his special place. But he is also curious about who the intruder could be. But making contact isn't easy. The tree-house girl is wild and hostile and full of secrets. Joey needs to work out a way to win her over. And as he does, he finds a way to shine.
ISBN 9781925498011
Publisher Text Publishing Co, 2017
Murray, Martine
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Martial arts
David Mitchell gives expert advice on fourteen of the most popular martial arts. Skilful holds to dramatic throws and kicks are featured.
ISBN 9780751328158
Publisher Dorling Kindersley, 2000
Mitchell, David
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Martin Bridge: on the lookout
The fast-moving and funny sequel to Martin Bridge ready for takeoff. Young Martin must face three new challenges: spending an afternoon with an irritating houseguest; sharing lunch with a boy who eats erasers; and, embarking on a frantic search for the school's lucky mascot, a parakeet.
ISBN 9781553377733
Publisher Kids can press, 2005
Scott Kerrin, Jessica & Kelly, Joseph (ill)
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Martin 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
No book cover.
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Martin Pebble
Martin is a little boy who blushes a lot and is happiest in the summer, when everyone else has a red face too. He sets out to find a reason for his strange affliction and finds a friend, Roddy Rackett, who keeps on sneezing even when he doesn't have a cold. The events of life are quaintly told.
ISBN 9780714846224
Publisher Phaidon Press Limited, 2006
Topics / Year 6 easy reads /
Sempe, Jean-Jacques
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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 17)
Publisher Red Fox, 1993
Jacques, Brian
No book cover.
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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 Poppins
Mary Poppins, the best-loved nanny, comes to stay at the Banks' household.
ISBN 9780006753971
Series Mary Poppins series (1 of 7)
Publisher HarperCollins Australia, 1998
Travers, P L
No book cover.
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Mary Poppins and the house next door
The nanny is back, still living with the Banks family, and still messing with the lives of the other folks on Cherry Tree Lane. This time, Mr. Banks's former governess, Miss Andrew, takes up residence in a previously empty home on the street.
ISBN 9780440406563
Series Mary Poppins series (7 of 7)
Publisher Yearling, 1992
Travers, P L
No book cover.
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Mary Poppins comes back
In Mary's care, the Banks children meet the King of the Castle and the Dirty Rascal, visit the upside-down world of Mr Turvy and his bride, Miss Topsy, and spend a breathless afternoon above the park, dangling from a clutch of balloons.
ISBN 9780152017194
Series Mary Poppins series (2 of 7)
Publisher Odyssey Books, 1997
Travers, P L
No book cover.
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Mary Poppins from A to Z
The no-nonsense English nanny has been beloved by children and adults everywhere.
ISBN 9780152058340
Series Mary Poppins series (5 of 7)
Publisher Harcourt Children's Books, 2006
Travers, P L
No book cover.
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Mary Poppins in the kitchen
With the help of familiar visitors like the Bird Woman, Admiral Boom and Mr and Mrs Turvy, Mary Poppins teaches her irrepressible young charges the basics of cooking, from A to Z.
ISBN 9780152060800
Series Mary Poppins series (6 of 7)
Publisher Great Glider Productions, 2006
Travers, P L
No book cover.
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Mary Poppins in the park
Only Mary Poppins can lead the Banks children on one marvelous adventure after another. Together they meet the Goosegirl and the Swineherd, argue with talking cats on a distant planet and celebrate a birthday by dancing with their own shadows.
ISBN 9780152058289
Series Mary Poppins series (4 of 7)
Publisher Harcourt Children's Books, 2006
Travers, P L
No book cover.
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Mary Poppins opens the door
According to Mary Poppin's tape measure, Jane and Michael have grown 'Worse and Worse' since she went away. But, the children won't have time to be naughty with all that Mary has planned for them.
ISBN 9780152058227
Series Mary Poppins series (3 of 7)
Publisher Harcourt Children's Books, 2006
Travers, P L
No book cover.
Mary Poppins series
Any two titles read from this series can be included as official Challenge books; up to five more titles can be included as your personal choice books. To see the individual book titles and their PRC ID numbers, go to the Series lists on the Booklists page on the website. Or, you can search for a series name or the individual titles by using the Search function on the top left hand corner of the screen.
Series Mary Poppins series (7 books)
Travers, P L
No book cover.
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Mary's Australia
Mary MacKillop watched Australia grow from a collection of small colonies into a nation. Follow the changes Australia underwent during her lifetime.
ISBN 9781922077905
Publisher Black Dog Books, 2014
Freeman, Pamela
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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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Mascot madness
The school athletic coach may be an ex-Olympian and have cutting edge training techniques but he seems to be on the other side. Mr Brainfright's methods may be unorthodox but can they prove to be effective enough to help Henry and his friends finally win the cup for their school. Then again, they just might be hopeless and, unfortunately, too much time in the banana costume seems to be playing with Mr Brainfright's head.
ISBN 9780330424868
Series Schooling around series (3 of 4)
Publisher Pan MacMillan, 2009
Griffiths, Andy
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Master of the books
The Book of Lies has not been completely destroyed and Fergus takes a fragment of it on his quest to destroy the traitor Damon. Fergus, however, is in great peril so Marcel and Nicola must find him in time before he reaps his revenge.
ISBN 9780207200830
Series Book of lies series (2 of 3)
Publisher HarperCollins Australia, 2007
Moloney, James
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Master of the fallen chairs, The
Thirteen year old orphan, Kim, is sent to live with his elusive guardian, surly tutor and various servants in Skirl, a grand but dilapidated old house with many ghosts and a family curse. When one of the servant girls goes missing, a dark cloud descends on the house. The arrival of a stranger in the dead of night plunges everything further into mystery, and introduces a bit of magic too.
ISBN 9781846166259
Publisher Orchard Books, 2008
Porter, Henry
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Master 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.
ISBN 9780317696349
Publisher Puffin USA, 1998
Kelleher, Victor
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Master, The
Rick lives on a farm with his mum and his grandfather. They're a normal family except for one thing. Rick and his Grandpa are engaged in a constant battle of practical jokes, trying to outdo each other and claim the title of The Master. Grandpa thinks that his grandson has much to learn from him but Rick thinks otherwise and devises what he thinks is an unbeatable prank.
ISBN 9781921150852
Series Lightning strikes series (19 books)
Publisher Walker Books, 2009
Havel, Geoff
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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
No book cover.
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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
No book cover.
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Matilda
Matilda is an exceptional child with magical powers. Her parents have called her some terrible things. The truth is, she's a genius and they're the silly ones. Find out how she gets the better of them and her spiteful headmistress, Miss Trunchbull.
ISBN 9780141314563
Publisher Penguin, 2003
Dahl, Roald
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Matilda saga series
Any two titles read from this series can be included as official Challenge books; up to five more titles can be included as your personal choice books. To see the individual book titles and their PRC ID numbers, go to the Series lists on the Booklists page, on the website. Or, you can search for a series name or the individual titles by using the Search function on the top left hand corner of the screen.
Series Matilda saga series (5 books)
French, Jackie
No book cover.
Matilda saga series
Any two titles read from this series can be included as official Challenge books; up to five more titles can be included as your personal choice books. To see the individual book titles and their PRC ID numbers, go to the Series lists on the Booklists page, on the website. Or, you can search for a series name or the individual titles by using the Search function on the top left hand corner of the screen.
Series Matilda saga series (5 books)
French, Jackie
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
No book cover.
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Matthew's goals
Matthew doesn't care about anything as much as football. What's more, he's the best player in the whole school. But his mother has banned him from playing and she doesn't seem to care if he misses the most important match of the season. The whole team are depending on him.
ISBN 9781408122334
Series Colour graffix series (4 books)
Publisher A & C Black, 2010
Hardcastle, Michael & Moulder, Bob (ill)
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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 17)
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 1990
Jacques, Brian
No book cover.
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Matty forever
Bill and Matty are neighbours and best friends. They share their deepest secrets and lean on each other when things aren't right at home. Bill misses his father and is having a hard time at his new school. Matty is realising that her family is not quite the same as everyone else's. When a new girl decides she wants Bill all to herself, Bill and Matty discover what true friendship means. Some derogatory language used in context.
ISBN 9780702237027
Publisher University of Queensland Press, 2009
Fensham, Elizabeth
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Max Remy super spy series
Any two titles read from this series can be included as official Challenge books; up to five more titles can be included as your personal choice books. To see the individual book titles and their PRC ID numbers, go to the Series lists on the Booklists page on the website. Or, you can search for a series name or the individual titles by using the Search function on the top left hand corner of the screen.
Series Max Remy super spy series (10 books)
Abela, Deborah
No book cover.
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Max Remy super spy: Blue's revenge
Blue is locked up in the world's most secure prison but that has never stopped him from making his evil plans before.
ISBN 9781740519137
Series Max Remy super spy series (6 of 10)
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2004
Abela, Deborah
No book cover.
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Max Remy super spy: spyforce revealed
Max and Linden are a bit perplexed by how Max's imaginary, top-secret spy organisation has come to life. But they don't have too much time to think about it because Spyforce is sending them on their first mission.
ISBN 9781740517669
Series Max Remy super spy series (2 of 10)
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2002
Abela, Deborah
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Max Remy super spy: the Amazon experiment
This is an insect-ridden, piranha- eating, alligator- munching, tarantula- crawling adventure through the Amazon Jungle to rescue Frond, find the Triatoma bug and return to Spyforce to save the agents.
ISBN 9781740519120
Series Max Remy super spy series (5 of 10)
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2004
Abela, Deborah
No book cover.
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Max Remy super spy: the final curtain
During a Spy force celebration, a small deadly devise pulses in the floor beneath them. The next day during Spy training, Max Remy is found unconscious. Did she fall or was she attacked? Why are famous monuments and buildings crumbling around London? Who is behind it, and will Linden survive a madman's deadly plans? This could be the end of Spy force.
ISBN 9781741661255
Series Max Remy super spy series (10 of 10)
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2008
Abela, Deborah
No book cover.
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Max Remy super spy: the French code
When a leading archeologist disappears from the Louvre, the world's most famous museum, Spyforce agents, Max, Linden and Toby, are sent to France to mind his spoilt daughter.
ISBN 9781741661194
Series Max Remy super spy series (9 of 10)
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2007
Abela, Deborah
No book cover.
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Max Remy super spy: the Hollywood mission
Another in the Max Remy super spy series. This time, Max is in Hollywood but it's not all glitz and glamour as she tackles high-speed snow chases, earthquakes and an evil plan to use the movie industry to destroy the world.
ISBN 9781740518598
Series Max Remy super spy series (4 of 10)
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2003
Abela, Deborah
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Max Remy super spy: the nightmare vortex
Max and her friend Linden go to a secret venue for the Annual Spy Awards Night. Despite the remote location and extremely high security, their top secret location is discovered by Mr Blue.
ISBN 9781740518581
Series Max Remy super spy series (3 of 10)
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2004
Abela, Deborah
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Max Remy super spy: the time and space machine
Eleven year old Max Remy hates almost everything and everyone except her fictitious friend, super spy Alex Crane. Max is unhappily bundled off to her country relations but finds they are not the hicks she thought they would be.
ISBN 9781740517652
Series Max Remy super spy series (1 of 10)
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2002
Abela, Deborah
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Max Remy super spy: the Venice job
Venice is in danger and they've already detonated one bomb. Max, Linden and Toby join forces with a young Italian spy, Luca Cavello, to track down the culprit.
ISBN 9781741660319
Series Max Remy super spy series (7 of 10)
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2005
Abela, Deborah
No book cover.
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Max Remy: mission in Malta
Max embarks on a seemingly easy mission to look after a scientist and his bloodsucking leeches. But, this just might be Max's most dangerous mission yet.
ISBN 9781741660654
Series Max Remy super spy series (8 of 10)
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2006
Abela, Deborah
No book cover.
Maximum Ride series
Engaging and fast paced adventure series. Any two titles read from this series can be included as official Challenge books; up to five more titles can be included as your personal choice books. To see the individual book titles and their PRC ID numbers, go to the Series lists on the Booklists page on the website. Or, you can search for a series name or the individual titles by using the Search function on the top left hand corner of the screen.
Series Maximum Ride series (9 books)
Patterson, James
No book cover.
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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
No book cover.
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Maximum ride: Angel experiment, The
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
No book cover.
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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
No book cover.
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Maximum ride: Final warning, The
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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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
No book cover.
12883
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
No book cover.
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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
No book cover.
39087
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
No book cover.
36409
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
No book cover.
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May Tang: A new Australian
Born in the year of the snake, May Tang is a dreamer who will never be sensible and obedient like her elder sister Jie Jie or clever like her brother Peter. Her parents are worried by rumoured events in China, and May finds herself on her way to a new life in Sydney. It is so different that May wonders if she will ever be able to love her new country.
ISBN 9781742990743
Series A new Australian (5 books)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2017
Beikoff, Katrina
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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.
ISBN 9781742372440
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2010
McDonald, Meme & Pryor, Boori
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Maze of the beast, The
In a vast maze of dripping limestone caves under the sea, our heroes must face the Guardian. At stake is the purple amethyst, symbol of truth.
ISBN 9781865046785
Series Deltora Quest series (6 of 9)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2000
Rodda, Emily
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Maze Runner series
Any two titles read from this series can be included as official Challenge books; up to five more titles can be included as your personal choice books. To see the individual book titles and their PRC ID numbers, go to the Series lists on the Booklists page, on the website. Or, you can search for a series name or the individual titles by using the Search function on the top left hand corner of the screen.
Series Maze Runner series (4 books)
Dashner, James
No book cover.
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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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McFig & McFly
McFig and his daughter, Rosie, live in a lovely little cottage far away from anywhere big. One day, McFly and his son, Anton, buy the land next door. Friendship turns to competition when McFly builds a cottage just like McFig's house. When the two start adding things onto their houses, it soon gets out of hand in this tale of jealousy, revenge and death, with a happy ending.
ISBN 9780763633868
Publisher Candlewick Press, 2008
Drescher, Henrik
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Me, Teddy
I am Teddy. This is my scrap book. It's about me growing up from a tiny puppy, with a boofy head and big, brown, melty eyes, to a big black labrador, weighing forty kilos, and still with a boofy head and big, brown, melty eyes. This is me, Teddy.
ISBN 9781760291334
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2016
McKimmie, Chris
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Mechanica: a beginner's field guide
Welcome to future Earth. Despite repeated warnings, the environment has become polluted to such an extent that many areas of the globe have become uninhabitable, and wildlife is now extinct. From the ashes, a new style of wildlife is created. Wildlife that will not remain harnessed by humankind. Welcome to the world of Mechanica.
ISBN 9781760401085
Publisher The Five Mile Press Pty Ltd, 2016
Balchin, Lance
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Medieval knights, The
Find out about the knights' bloody battles during the Crusades, their armour, chivalry and code of honour. Lots of fascinating snippets of information and explanations of foreign or ancient words.
ISBN 9781420267860
Series Ancient and Medieval people series (6 books)
Publisher Macmillan Education Australia Pty Ltd, 2009
Park, Louise & Love, Timothy
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Medieval life
Learn about life in a monastery, discover why people wore pilgrim badges, why mystery plays were performed and how apprentices learned their trade. Excellent photographs and thoroughly researched information are presented in clear and concise, easy-to-digest snippets.
ISBN 9780751347470
Series Eyewitness series (36 books)
Publisher Dorling Kindersley, 2002
Langley, Andrew
No book cover.
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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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Meet Alice
It's 1918 and the Great War rages on the other side of the world. Alice lives with her big family by the Swan River in Perth and her deepest wish is to become a ballerina. When she auditions for a famous dance teacher from London, it seems as if her dreams might come true. But, then there's a terrible accident, and Alice must ask herself whether there are more important things than dancing.
ISBN 9780143306290
Series Our Australian girl series (44 books)
Publisher Penguin Books Australia, 2012
Bell, Davina & Masciullo, Lucia (ill)
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Meet Banjo Paterson
Andrew Barton Paterson spent his early years in country NSW. He was sent to finish his education in Sydney, where he eventually worked as a lawyer. Paterson missed the bush and, using the pseudonym, the Banjo, after the horse he used to ride, began to write poems and stories that brought the bush to the city. He is famous for The Man from Snowy River and Waltzing Matilda.
ISBN 9780857980083
Publisher Random House Children's Books, 2015
Weidenbach, Kristin & Gulliver Hancock, James (ill)
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Meet Captain Cook
Captain James Cook was an explorer in the British Royal Navy. In 1768, Cook and his crew on the HMB Endeavour set sail from England in search of new lands and scientific knowledge. They discovered the east coast of New Holland (Australia) and claimed it for the King of England in1788.
ISBN 9780857980182
Publisher Random House Children's Books, 2014
Murdie, Rae & Nixon, Chris (ill)
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Meet Daisy
It's 1930 and Daisy lives on a farm, where she loves riding her horse, Jimmy, through the paddocks. Times are tough and, when her father loses his job, Daisy and her little sister, Flora, are sent to Melbourne to live with their aunt and uncle. Daisy must leave behind everything and everyone she loves for a city she's never seen. Even her wildest daydreams can't prepare her for the new life that awaits her. Meet Daisy and join her adventure in the first of four exciting stories about a hopeful girl in troubled times.
ISBN 9780143307631
Series Our Australian girl series (44 books)
Publisher Penguin Books Australia, 2014
Hamer, Michelle & Masciullo, Lucia (ill)
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Meet Douglas Mawson
Douglas Mawson led the first Australian expedition to the Antarctic. Under extreme conditions, he survived the dangers and challenges of the frozen continent. An inspiring story of courage.
ISBN 9780857981950
Publisher Random House Children's Books, 2014
Dumbleton, Mike & Green, Snip (ill)
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Meet Grace
In 1808, orphaned, London street urchin, Grace, steals three apples to feed a poor, abused workhorse. When her theft is discovered, Grace is sentenced and transported by ship to Australia. She befriends Hannah and the two girls begin new lives, sailing towards a new land.
ISBN 9780143305286
Series Our Australian girl series (44 books)
Publisher Puffin Australia, 2011
Laguna, Sofie & Masciullo, Lucia (ill)
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Meet Letty
It's 1841 and Letty's sister, Lavinia, is sailing to Australia. In the confusion of departure, Letty gets caught on deck and is suddenly sailing as well. The voyage is long and miserable, and Letty must use her wits to keep Lavinia alive when she succumbs to fever.
ISBN 9780143305408
Series Our Australian girl series (44 books)
Publisher Puffin Australia, 2011
Lloyd, Alison & Masciullo, Lucia (ill)
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Meet Lina
It is 1956 in Melbourne and Lina dreams of being a writer. Her Italian parents have other ideas. Lina has a scholarship to an expensive girls' school and in order to fit in, tries to hide her home life even from her best friend.
ISBN 9780143307006
Series Our Australian girl series (44 books)
Publisher Penguin Books Australia, 2013
Rippin, Sally & Mascuillo, Lucia (ill)
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Meet Marly
It's 1983 and Marly is just trying to fit in at Sunshine Primary School. But, being a refugee from Vietnam doesn't make things easy. When Marly's cousins come to stay and end up at the same school, her friends make fun of them. Marly needs to find a way to stay loyal to her cousins and keep her school friends as well.
ISBN 9780143308492
Series Our Australian girl series (44 books)
Publisher Penguin, 2015
Pung, Alice & Masciullo, Lucia (ill)
No book cover.
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Meet Mary MacKillop
Mary MacKillop, Australia's first saint, started her first school in 1866. It was the first of many schools she started, to educate any child, no matter how rich or poor.
ISBN 9781742757216
Publisher Random House Children's Books, 2013
Murphy, Sally & Martinez, Sonia (ill)
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Meet Nancy Bird Walton
Nancy Bird Walton grew up during the golden age of aviation. By the time she was thirteen, Nancy knew she wanted to fly. She studied under the famous aviator, Charles Kingsford Smith. This is the story of how Nancy began her career as Australia's first female commercial pilot.
ISBN 9780857983879
Publisher Random House Children's Books, 2014
Atwood, Grace & Slaghekke, Harry (ill)
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Meet Ned Kelly
Ned Kelly was a notorious bushranger, he lived in Australia's earliest days. Ned was daring and clever and bold, in a suit made of iron, and his story is still being told.
ISBN 9781742757186
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2013
Brian, Janeen & Adams, Matt (ill)
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Meet Nellie
It's 1849 and Nellie O'Neill is arriving in South Australia on a ship bringing orphan girls from Irish workhouses. Nellie and her best friend, Mary, have left the famine in Ireland far behind and are full of hopes and dreams about getting a new job, and a new future. Nellie longs to learn to read, to be part of a family once more, and to never be hungry again.
ISBN 9780143306238
Series Our Australian girl series (44 books)
Publisher Penguin Books Australia, 2012
Matthews, Penny & Masciullo, Lucia (ill)
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Meet Pearlie
It's1941 and the war is changing Pearlie's life every day. Darwin is full of soldiers, there's a spy on the loose and people are turning against Pearlie's best friend, Naoko, just because she's Japanese. When everything falls apart, Pearlie must try to be brave enough to stand up for what's right and not let her old fears get the better of her. Meet Pearlie and join her adventure in the first of four exciting stories about a courageous girl in a world at war.
ISBN 9780143307945
Series Our Australian girl series (44 books)
Publisher Penguin Books Australia, 2014
Wang, Gabrielle & Masciullo, Lucia (ill)
No book cover.
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Meet Poppy
It's 1864 and Poppy, an eleven year old girl, is raised in Bird Creek Mission near Echuca by the rather stern Mother Hangtree. When Poppy's brother escapes to strike it rich in the gold fields, Poppy disguises herself as a boy and sets out to find him. Along the way, she befriends and is aided by a series of characters, including an Irish bullocky, a feral dog and the feared bushranger, Harry Power.
ISBN 9780143305323
Series Our Australian girl series (44 books)
Publisher Puffin Australia, 2011
Wang, Gabrielle & Masciullo, Lucia (ill)
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Meet Rose
In 1900s Melbourne, Rose lives a life of privilege, but the social conventions are predictable. Her life seems destined to be conservative and dull until her adventurous Aunt Alice arrives. Rose realises there are opportunities out in the big world.
ISBN 9780143305361
Series Our Australian girl series (44 books)
Publisher Puffin Australia, 2011
Clark, Sherryl & Masciullo, Lucia (ill)
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Meet Ruby
It's 1930 and Ruby Quinlan lives in a big house in Adelaide with her parents and her fox terrier, Baxter. As she gets ready for her twelfth birthday party, Ruby has never been happier. But, the world she knows is collapsing and people everywhere are losing their jobs and their homes. Soon Ruby's comfortable life will fall apart in ways she could never have imagined. Meet Ruby and join her adventure in the first of four stories about a happy-go-lucky girl in a time of great change.
ISBN 9780143307426
Series Our Australian girl series (44 books)
Matthews, Penny & Masciullo, Lucia (ill)
No book cover.
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Meet Sidney Nolan
Sidney Nolan is one of Australia's most admired and recognised visual artists. This is the story of how he developed his iconic Ned Kelly series of paintings, brought modernist art to Australia and took Australian art to an admiring international audience.
ISBN 9780857985897
Publisher Random House Children's Books, 2015
Mes, Yvonne & Eterovic, Sandra (ill)
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Meet the ANZACS
ANZAC is the name given to the Australian and New Zealand troops who landed at Gallipoli in World War I. They embarked on a journey that went horribly wrong. It changed their lives and the course of history. The name is now a symbol of bravery and friendship.
ISBN 9780857981929
Publisher Random House Children's Books, 2014
Saxby, Claire & Berry, Max (ill)
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Meet Weary Dunlop
Sir Edward 'Weary' Dunlop was an Australian Army surgeon during World War II. This is the story of how Weary's bravery and compassion helped to save the lives and bolster the spirits of fellow prisoners of war on the Thai-Burma Railway.
ISBN 9780857985361
Publisher Random House Children's Books, 2015
Saxby, Claire & Lord, Jeremy (ill)
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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.
ISBN 9781420229394
Publisher Pan MacMillan, 2009
Murray, Sue
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Megan's journey
Thirteen year old Megan discovers her mother is still alive and living in Japan. Her mother has remarried a Japanese man who lives a traditional life and they have two children. Megan has difficult choices to make.
ISBN 9780975213582
Publisher Loranda Publishing, 2004
Keir, June
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Melting pot: the diary of Edward, Chek Chee, The
It is 1903, the time of the White Australia Policy, and Edward Chek Chee is the son of a mixed marriage. His father is Chinese, his mother Australian and Edward tries to fit in to both cultures. He has to cope with racism at school and bigotry from his cousin at home, while worrying about having to go back to China to understand his ancestral roots.
ISBN 9781865049755
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2007
Cheng, Christopher W
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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
No book cover.
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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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Mennyms, The
A family of rag dolls has survived on its own for forty years until now, but they may not be able to survive if their secret is betrayed.
ISBN 9780099433323
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2002
Waugh, Sylvia
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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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Mercury
Fascinating facts about the planet, Mercury, and the solar system. Includes photographs, a glossary and websites links.
ISBN 9781420211900
Series New Solar System, The series (1 of 12)
Publisher MacMillan, 2007
Birch, Robin
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Merryll of the stones
An exciting, modern story with elements from ancient mythology.
ISBN 9780702222504
Publisher University of Queensland Press, 1989
Caswell, Brian
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Message, The
Cassie and her friends have been having nightmares ever since they acquired the power to morph. But, when Cassie discovers that Tobias has been having the exact same dreams about the ocean and a voice that's calling to them for help, she decides it's time to start listening. Now she and the others have to figure out if the dreams are a message or a trap.
ISBN 9780545291569
Series The Animorphs series (4 of 10)
Publisher Scholastic US, 2011
Applegate, K A
No book cover.
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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
No book cover.
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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.
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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Meteorite kid, The
Morgan is so excited when she thinks she's taken the winning catch in her baseball final but the thing she catches is a strange, blue object. It makes her feel calm and happy but it has different effects on other people.
ISBN 9781921150807
Series Lightning strikes series (19 books)
Publisher Walker Books, 2008
Faulkner, Carol
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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 O'Loughlin (Aussie stars)
Michael O'Loughlin takes us on a guided tour of the Sydney Swans. Interesting information about the team, the game and about Michael. Exciting pages and great sports photography increase the impact of the text.
ISBN 9781876400132
Series Aussie stars series (12 books)
Publisher Coolabah Publishing, 1990
McCallum, Grant
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Michael O'Loughlin: inside the Sydney Swans (An Indij sport report)
Two students and a teacher from Doonside Technology High school interview the talented AFL player, Michael O'Loughlin, who plays for the Sydney Swans.
ISBN 9780975686058
Publisher Indij Readers, 2004
Hall, Tammy & others
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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
Any two titles read from this series can be included as official Challenge books; up to five more titles can be included as your personal choice books. To see the individual book titles and their PRC ID numbers, go to the Series lists on the Booklists page on the website. Or, you can search for a series name or the individual titles by using the Search function on the top left hand corner of the screen.
Series 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)
No book cover.
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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
No book cover.
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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)
No book cover.
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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)
No book cover.
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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
No book cover.
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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
No book cover.
22979
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: 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
No book cover.
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Middle school: Worst years of my life, The
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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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
No book cover.
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Midnight club, The
The animals at The Lort Smith Animal Hospital meet every other midnight to share their stories. From little Dave, the puppy, to Gus, the guinea pig, the chosen animals tell of their own misadventures and share tales such as the story of the purposeful guinea pig, the courageous turtle and the trustworthy snake. The Lort Smith Animal Hospital and Dave are real.
ISBN 9780977530496
Publisher JoJo Publishing, 2007
Topics / Year 5 easy reads /
Howes, Jim & Hurst, Elise (ill)
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Midnight gang, The
Tom is hit on the head by a cricket ball at boarding school and is promptly sent to hospital to recover from his injury. While there, he becomes involved with the adventures of The Midnight Gang, a gang of patients from the children's ward, who are under the strict control of the hospital's evil, children hating Matron and scarily deformed porter. Will the Midnight Gang accept Tom into the group and can they outsmart the wicked Matron and make all the gang's wildest dreams come true?
ISBN 9780008188573
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, UK, 2016
Walliams, David & Ross, Tony (ill)
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Midnight mercenary, The
It's a dark and stormy night at the Gateway Hotel, and the latest intergalactic visitor is the most terrifying yet. Why has he come and who is he after? With their families and the hotel in grave danger, it's up to Amelia and Charlie to save the day!
ISBN 9781760120306
Series The Gateway series NEW SERIES 2018 (8 books)
Publisher Hardie Grant Egmont, 2015
Jones, Cerberus
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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)
No book cover.
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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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Midnite: the story of a wild, colonial boy
This is the story of a bushranger in Western Australia who has four comical animal friends.
ISBN 9780140304213
Publisher Puffin Australia, 1970
Stow, Randolph
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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
No book cover.
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Midsummer night's dream, A
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.
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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Midsummer night's dream: a Shakespeare story, A
This series gives young readers the chance to discover Shakespeare for themselves. Also included are useful notes on the themes within the stories and a background to the Globe Theatre.
ISBN 9781841213323
Series Shakespeare stories series (1 of 12)
Publisher Orchard Books, 2003
Matthews, Andrew & Ross, Tony (ill)
No book cover.
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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 Greek myth raps
A humorous anthology of poetry including poems on Odysseus in Greek mythology.
ISBN 9781841218113
Publisher Watts Publishing Group, 2002
Mitton, Tony
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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.
ISBN 9781741691153
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2008
Anhar, Nazam
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Mill girl, a Victorian girl's diary 1842-1843
Eliza is shocked when she is sent to the Manchester cotton mills in 1842. The mill is noisy and suffocating, the work is backbreaking and dangerous and the workers are wrecked by poverty, sickness and unrest. Eliza realises she must fight to escape the fate of a mill girl and the miseries of the factory.
ISBN 9781407103730
Series My story (16 books)
Publisher Scholastic UK, 2008
Reid, Sue
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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
No book cover.
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Millions
When a bag full of money drops out of the sky, Damien and Anthony find they are very, very rich. Suddenly, the brothers can buy anything they want except for the one thing they really need. Winner of 2005 Carnegie Medal.
ISBN 9780330433310
Publisher MacMillan, 2004
Boyce, Frank Cottrell
No book cover.
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Milo and the restart button
Starting over is like pressing the reset button on a game that makes you lose all your points and wipes out any of the good stuff you've spent hundreds of hours learning. Surviving the year is all Milo has to do. Start to finish in one whole piece. But, it's not just a new school he's dealing with. It's a new house, a new neighbourhood, a whole new life. And, it's one without his mum in it.
ISBN 9780857071903
Publisher Simon & Schuster, 2011
Silberberg, Alan
No book cover.
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Mimi and the blue slave
When grief strikes, you need an ally. For Mimi, that ally is Ableth, the wildly disobedient blue slave. He comes, he goes, he says and does whatever he likes, but he's always there when Mimi needs him most, offering his own brand of crooked wisdom.
ISBN 9781864719949
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2010
Bateson, Catherine
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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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Minecraft series
Any two titles read from this series can be included as official Challenge books; up to five more titles can be included as your personal choice books. To see the individual book titles and their PRC ID numbers, go to the Series lists on the Booklists page on the website. Or, you can search for a series name or the individual titles by using the Search function on the top left hand corner of the screen.
Series Minecraft series (4 books)
Mojang
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Minecraft: beginner's handbook
You're alone in a mysterious new world, full of hidden dangers. You have only minutes to find food and shelter before darkness falls and the monsters come looking for you. Learn how to make a shelter, find resources, craft tools, armour and weapons, and protect yourself from monsters. With tips from Minecraft experts this is the definitive guide to how to survive your first few days in Minecraft.
ISBN 9781405268394
Series Minecraft series (1 of 4)
Publisher Egmont Childrens, 2013
Topics / STEM /
Mojang
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Minecraft: combat handbook
In Minecraft, you're never alone and the threat of attack is constant. You will learn everything you need to know to defend yourself from hostile mobs, monsters and enemy players. It's packed with tips from Minecraft experts on how to build a fort, craft armour and weapons, set mob traps and defeat your enemies in one-to-one combat.
ISBN 9781405268417
Series Minecraft series (3 of 4)
Publisher Egmont Childrens, 2014
Topics / STEM /
Mojang
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Minecraft: construction handbook
From theme parks with water slides to entire pirate coves complete with galleons - is there nothing that can't be achieved in Minecraft. Here the experts talk you through amazing constructions which range from awe inspiring cathedrals to wacky inventions like the hilarious animal cannon that catapults cows out to sea.
ISBN 9781405268424
Series Minecraft series (4 of 4)
Publisher Egmont Childrens, 2014
Topics / STEM /
Mojang
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Minecraft: redstone handbook
Experts guide you through all aspects of working with Redstone including mining, smelting, using repeaters, circuit components and circuit designs. This handbook also includes exclusive tips from game creator Notch himself and some of the most extraordinary Redstone creations ever made.
ISBN 9781405268400
Series Minecraft series (2 of 4)
Publisher Egmont Childrens, 2013
Topics / STEM /
Mojang
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Miners and drillers
Learn about jobs that miners and drillers do deep underground and discover if they are ideal jobs for you.
ISBN 9780732998127
Series Extreme jobs series (4 of 6)
Publisher Macmillan Education Australia Pty Ltd, 2005
Hyland, Tony
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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
No book cover.
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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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Minnie and the super guys
Eleven year old Minnie has no intention of allowing three little troublemakers into her life. But they come anyway, uninvited and unannounced, expecting something from Minnie that she can't possible give.
ISBN 9780141310657
Publisher Puffin Australia, 2004
Godwin, Jane
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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 NEW SERIES 2018
Any two titles read from this series can be included as official Challenge books; up to five more titles can be included as your personal choice books. To see the individual book titles and their PRC ID numbers, go to the Series lists on the Booklists page, on the website. Or, you can search for a series name or the individual titles by using the Search function on the top left hand corner of the screen.
Series Minutes of danger series NEW SERIES 2018 (3 books)
Heath, Jack
No book cover.
Minutes of danger series NEW SERIES 2018
Any two titles read from this series can be included as official Challenge books; up to five more titles can be included as your personal choice books. To see the individual book titles and their PRC ID numbers, go to the Series lists on the Booklists page, on the website. Or, you can search for a series name or the individual titles by using the Search function on the top left hand corner of the screen.
Series Minutes of danger series NEW SERIES 2018 (3 books)
Heath, Jack
No book cover.
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Miraculous journey of Edward Tulane, The
Edward Tulane, a cold-hearted and proud toy rabbit, loves only himself until he is separated from the little girl who adores him. He travels across the country, acquiring new owners and learning some valuable lessons.
ISBN 9780763625894
Publisher Candlewick Press, 2006
DiCamillo, Kate & Ibatoulline, Bagram (ill)
No book cover.
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Mirror
This innovative picture book is two stories designed to be read simultaneously. We experience a day in the lives of two boys and their families - one from inner city Sydney, Australia and the other from a small, remote village in Morocco, North Africa.
ISBN 9781406309140
Publisher Walker Books, 2010
Baker, Jeannie
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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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Miserable mill, The
The Baudelaire orphans are sent to live and work in a miserable mill, where they need to be wary of the surrounding town folk.
ISBN 9780064407694
Series Series of unfortunate events (4 of 13)
Publisher HarperCollins US, 2000
Snicket, Lemony
No book cover.
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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
No book cover.
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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.
ISBN 9780702236464
Publisher University of Queensland Press, 2008
Fensham, Elizabeth
No book cover.
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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
Publisher Quirk Books, 2013
Riggs, Ransom
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Miss Understood
Lizzie is in trouble again. This time it was bad enough to get her expelled from school. Lizzie never sets out to make trouble but seems to find it without trying. She is willing to try her hardest to show she is worthy of returning to schools and knows that it will take a lot to prove this to her school principal.
ISBN 9781864718607
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2012
Roy, James
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Missile mouse: the star crusher
Well-illustrated, sophisticated comic or simplistic graphic novel, in which Missile Mouse, risk taker and rule-breaking, secret agent for the Galctic Security Agency, takes on his sworn enemies at RIP. They use diabolical gadgets, violent weapons and every sneaky trick possible to save or destroy the universe.
ISBN 9780545117159
Publisher Scholastic US, 2010
Topics / Graphic novels /
Parker, Jake
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Missing kin, The
While Adalon and his friends gather supporters at the Lost Castle, the mad queen and her ruthless general continue to wage war on the seven kingdoms of Krangor. It is only when Simangee finds a legend in an ancient text that the rebels begin to hope once more. Series is best read in book order.
ISBN 9781741661750
Series Chronicles of Krangor series (2 of 3)
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2008
Pryor, Michael
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Mission Survival series
Adventure series.Any two titles read from this series can be included as official Challenge books; up to five more titles can be included as your personal choice books. To see the individual book titles and their PRC ID numbers, go to the Series lists on the Booklists page on the website. Or, you can search for a series name or the individual titles by using the Search function on the top left hand corner of the screen.
Series Mission Survival series (7 books)
Grylls, Bear
No book cover.
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Mission Survival: claws of the crocodile
When Beck Granger follows a mysterious clue to the town of Broome in Australia, it is just the beginning of an adventure that will force him into some of his toughest survival challenges yet. The search for clues takes Beck into the heart of the outback, where he must battle raging storms, ravenous crocodiles, cunning villains and a secret that may link back to the death of his parents many years ago.
ISBN 9781849418195
Series Mission Survival series (7 books)
Publisher Red Fox, 2014
Grylls, Bear
No book cover.
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Mission Survival: gold of the Gods
Beck Granger is hot on the trail of his kidnapped uncle, racing to find the lost city of gold and its people. He needs to fend off snakes and sharks, and help his two friends survive the jungle.
ISBN 9781862304796
Series Mission Survival series (1 of 7)
Publisher Red Fox, 2008
Grylls, Bear
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Mission Survival: lair of the leopard
When teen adventurer Beck Granger finds himself stranded on a Himalayan mountainside, he has to draw on all his strength and skill to survive. After death-defying climbing and sheltering in some of the hardest terrain on earth, Beck also has to somehow make it through bear attacks and flash floods. But the biggest challenge of all is still ahead. Beck has to finally learn the truth about his parents' deaths and bring their killers to justice.
ISBN 9781849418386
Series Mission Survival series (7 books)
Publisher Red Fox, 2015
Grylls, Bear
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Mission Survival: sands of the scorpion
Surviving in the Sahara desert will be extreme, trying to find water, eating scorpions and struggling to find shade. Beck and his friend will have to rely on survival knowledge to survive in this land, before the smugglers find them.
ISBN 9781862304826
Series Mission Survival series (3 of 7)
Publisher Red Fox, 2009
Grylls, Bear
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Mission Survival: strike of the shark
When Beck Granger is ship-wrecked in the open seas, he needs all of his survival skills to save a small group of passengers. But the sinking was no accident. In order to stay alive, he'll have to work out who wants him dead, and why. That is, if the sharks don't get him first.
ISBN 9781782950028
Series Mission Survival series (7 books)
Publisher Red Fox, 2014
Grylls, Bear
No book cover.
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Mission Survival: tracks of the tiger
In Indonesia, Beck and his friend, Peter, need to flee flowing lava, keep cool in extreme humidity, defeat the illegal loggers and avoid crocodiles and tigers.
ISBN 9781862304819
Series Mission Survival series (4 of 7)
Publisher Red Fox, 2010
Grylls, Bear
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Mission Survival: way of the wolf
Beck needs to escape the freezing tundra to save his uncle after their plane crashes. Beck and his friend escape cracking frozen lakes, make their way down treacherous river rapids, melt ice to drink and eat raw fish just to survive.
ISBN 9781862304802
Series Mission Survival series (2 of 7)
Publisher Red Fox, 2009
Grylls, Bear
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Mission Telemark
In 1942, four teenagers, trained as Special Operations Agents, are sent deep into Nazi-occupied Norway. Their mission is a dangerous act of sabotage to prevent the Nazis from making the atomic bomb. If they succeed, they must survive for weeks in the frozen wilderness. But, if they fail, Europe faces destruction.
ISBN 9781406311044
Publisher Walker Books, 2010
Mitchison, Amanda
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Mister Cassowary
City boy, Flynn, goes to Mission Beach with his Dad to prepare Grandad Barney's banana farm for sale. Flynn has never been north before, even when his Grandad was alive. When Flynn meets local girl, Abby, and finds two lost baby cassowaries, he is determined to find out about Grandad's mysterious death, and why his Dad refuses to talk about. And, he wants to know why his Dad is so scared of cassowaries.
ISBN 9780702253881
Publisher University of Queensland Press, 2015
Wheeler, Samantha
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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
No book cover.
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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.
ISBN 9781845074951
Publisher Frances Lincoln, 2007
Hayes, Rosemary
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Mobile phone detective, The
Renton is visiting his dad in France and everything is brilliant until they stumble across a suspicious meeting by the beach. When his father disappears, it's up to Renton to save the day even though he doesn't speak French and can't drive. Luckily, Renton has his mobile phone.
ISBN 9780143304838
Series Aussie chomps (17 books)
Publisher Penguin Books Australia, 2010
Moloney, James
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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.
ISBN 9780744586220
Publisher Walker Books, 2006
Melville, Herman & Needle, Jan (pres) & Benson, Patrick (ill)
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Modding Minecraft
If you are a Minecraft fanatic, this book introduces you to modding. Modding allows you to modify the game through code, giving you the ability to add a variety of game play changes, ranging from new blocks and items to new mechanisms to craft.
ISBN 9781119177272
Series Dummies Junior series (12 books)
Publisher John Wiley & Sons Australia Ltd, 2015
Guthals, Sarah & Handley, Lindsay & Foster, Stephen
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Modern China
China, the world's largest country, is set to become the superpower of the 21st century. Find out about the dazzling array of peoples, places and cultures that make up this rapidly changing nation. Includes stunning photographs, charts, maps, web links and a glossary of terms.
ISBN 9781405318594
Series Eyewitness series (36 books)
Publisher Dorling Kindersley, 2007
Sebag-Montefiore, Poppy
No book cover.
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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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Molly and Pim and the millions of stars
Molly has a strange life. At dawn, her mama collects herbs and makes potions, and her house feels like a gypsy caravan. Molly wishes she could be more like her best friend, Ellen, who has a normal life. But, she is also drawn to Pim, who is inquisitive and odd and a little bit frightening. When Molly's mama makes a potion that has a wild and shocking effect, Molly and Pim look for a way to make things right.
ISBN 9781925240085
Publisher Text Publishing Co, 2015
Murray, Martine
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Mondays are murder
When Poppy Fields goes on an activity holiday to a remote Scottish island, she is looking forward to a week of climbing, hill-walking and horse riding. But, things take a bad turn when their instructor has a fatal abseiling accident. When Poppy discovers that his rope was cut, and then more instructors start to have accidents, she and best friend, Graham, suspect foul play and investigate.
ISBN 9781406314601
Series Poppy Fields series (9 books)
Publisher Walker Books, 2009
Landman, Tanya
No book cover.
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Money bags
Everyone knows that Brain Davis is the smartest kid at school but he certainly isn't the luckiest. When an attack of the hiccups leaves him speechless during his appearance on Quizzical, Brain must let his best mate, Ted, take the spotlight on the richest game. But, even Brain's expert coaching cannot inspire confidence in Ted and it seems as though the evil plans of Prescott Heath may succeed again.
ISBN 9781741788594
Series Quizzical series (2 of 3)
Publisher The Five Mile Press Pty Ltd, 2009
Davidson, Leanne
No book cover.
18355
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
No book cover.
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Monkey and me
Beanie, nicknamed due to hair loss during leukaemia treatment, is a normal, intelligent almost ten year old, getting up to mischief with the best of them. When Beanie, with his older brother's gang, explores the derelict Black Gate, an overhead thumping spooks them. Beanie discovers the cause - a chimpanzee. With the gang's help, in particular their new deaf, signing female member, he attempts to hide Malcolm with hilarious consequences.
ISBN 9780143308232
Publisher Penguin, 2014
Gilman, David
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Monkey come home
When Avery finds Earl, the monkey, he hides him in his room. His parents are surprised at how much fruit Avery is eating and his mother thinks he needs deodorant. Avery must help Eric before he is discovered by the wrong people.
ISBN 9780733320996
Publisher ABC Books, 2007
Topics / Year 5 easy reads /
Gallate, Bernard
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Monkey fist
Sensei Ki-Yaga and the Samurai kids are journeying through China when Kyoko is kidnapped. Sensei's old adversary, Lu Zeng, is challenging him to try to get Kyoko back. But, getting inside the Forbidden Palace where Lu Zeng lives will not prove easy and outwitting him to get Kyoko back will be even harder.
ISBN 9781921150913
Series Samurai kids series (4 of 6)
Publisher Walker Books, 2009
Fussell, Sandy & Nest James, Rhian (ill)
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Monkey hill gold
A miner from the 1860s and his nine year old companion find themselves in contemporary Sydney after their mining blast coincides with 20th century excavation.
ISBN 9781862911338
Publisher Cool Dude Books, 1992
Bernard, Patricia
No book cover.
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Monkey mountain
During a class trip to Borneo, Mount Bako erupts, leaving Sam Fox stranded with his teacher who is suffering a heart attack. When they finally make it down from the mountain to the sea, Sam and Mr Griffin face even greater danger.
ISBN 9780143304418
Series Extreme adventures series (11 of 11)
Publisher Puffin Australia, 2010
D'Ath, Justin
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Monster Blood Tattoo series
Monster Blood Tattoo trilogy is a world of predatory monsters, chemical potions and surgically altered people. Any two books from this series may be read as Challenge books; up to five more can be read as personal choice books. Go to the Series lists for individual book titles.
Series Monster Blood Tattoo series (3 books)
Cornish, D M
No book cover.
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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.
ISBN 9781406311525
Publisher Walker Books, 2011
Ness, Patrick & Kay, Jim (ill)
No book cover.
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Monster planet
Series about kids involved in Inter-Galactic adventures with the Arkies, Spartans, Halycrusians and Space sport. Some books are in graphic novel form.
ISBN 9781420211733
Series Out of this world series (1 of 16)
Publisher Macmillan Education Australia Pty Ltd, 2007
Topics / Graphic novels /
Odgers, Sally & Thomas, Georgina (ill)
No book cover.
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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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Monster, The
The ancient instruments in the antique shop begin registering evil activity, and Grandma X knows more than she's willing to reveal. Meanwhile, their companion cats must fight a bloodthirsty battle of their own.
ISBN 9781742373997
Series Trouble twisters series (2 of 3)
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2012
Nix, Garth & Williams, Sean
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Moon
Find out whether there is sound on the Moon, how long it takes for the Moon to orbit the Earth, what happens in a lunar eclipse. Lots of fascinating facts and photographs about the Moon and the solar system.
ISBN 9781420211917
Series New Solar System, The series (11 of 12)
Publisher MacMillan, 2007
Birch, Robin
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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 bear rescue
A village opts to send a lost bear cub to a rescue sanctuary rather than sell it to a bear farm, where it would have died of chronic infections after being ""milked"" of bile for Chinese medicines, the plight of Asiatic black bears in Southern China.
ISBN 9780734409386
Publisher Lothian Books, 2006
Dale, Kim
No book cover.
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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
No book cover.
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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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Moonstone promise
After a harsh childhood spent in foster care, Luke finally feels at home on Harry's farm, working with horses. But, when Harry dies, Luke has a bitter falling out with the people around him and takes off, leaving everything behind. Luke is searching for brumbies and finds himself camped by the river with three Aboriginal elders.
ISBN 9781742373164
Series Diamond Spirit series (2 of 5)
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2011
Wood, Karen
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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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Mort
By a quirk of DNA and luck, Mortimer De Vere and his family live for millennia. It has its advantages, even when you've lived for ten thousand years longer than the average ten year old. When unwelcome visitors arrive, Mort and his sister have to deal with some of the stranger hobbies they've tried to keep secret from one another and the outside world. Today, might be one of the most eventful in Mort's very long life.
ISBN 9781742753157
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2012
Chatterton, Martin
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Mortal combat: time's running out
Mort, a mere 10 000 year old boy is on a time-travel adventure and causing chaos as he hurtles through history in his Retro, from World War II to the time of dinosaurs, Vikings and Spanish galleons, having ignored the warnings of his cloned friend Oppy about the possibility of causing a catastrophic rift in time.
ISBN 9781742753164
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2012
Chatterton, Martin
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Mortal engines
An engrossing, gripping tale about a mobile London city that devours towns.
ISBN 9780439979436
Series Mortal engines series (1 of 4)
Publisher Scholastic UK, 2001
Reeve, Philip
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Mortal engines series
A ravaged earth is home to predatory cities that move, and an aggressive armed alliance of rebels in the green movement. Any two books from this series may be read as Challenge books; up to five more can be read as personal choice books. Go to the Series lists for individual book titles.
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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An urban fantasy series set in New York, a city that never sleeps and home to evil spirits, angels, warlocks, faeries and shadowhunters. Any two books from this series may be read as Challenge books; up to five more can be read as personal choice books. Go to the Series lists for individual book titles.
Series Mortal instruments series, The (4 books)
Clare, Cassandra
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Mortified
Mortimer DeVere and his sister Agnetha are 10 000 years old and desperate to avoid school. They use a time traveling machine to flee from the strict teacher who would enslave them. As they travel through time and other lands they meet historical figures who are all eccentric. How are they going to navigate between crocodiles, zombies, weird authors and Queen Victoria.
ISBN 9781742758886
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2013
Chatterton, Martin
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Mortimer revealed
Martha Grimstone is determined to find out more about her father, Mortimer, whose death, when she was a baby, dominates the household. Her mother spends much of her time in the crypt, weeping over him. Martha and her baby brother create a potion in Grandfather's apothecary and, with the doll house, recreate the events of the night Mortimer died. A gothic fairytale about a very unusual family.
ISBN 9781742376899
Series Grimstones, The series (2 of 4)
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2012
Asphyxia
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Mosquito Advertising series
Any two titles read from this series can be included as official Challenge books; up to five more titles can be included as your personal choice books. To see the individual book titles and their PRC ID numbers, go to the Series lists on the Booklists page, on the website. Or, you can search for a series name or the individual titles by using the Search function on the top left hand corner of the screen.
Series Mosquito Advertising series (3 books)
Hunter, Kate
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Mosquito Advertising: Blade brief, The
Katie is in trouble. Mosquito Advertising, the agency that she established, is taking up all her time and school seems boring and irrelevant. Katie promises to lift her game but things get complicated when the billionaire owner of an international airline offers Mosquito Advertising his account. Katie and her friends are flown to Sydney where everything seems just too good to be true.
ISBN 9780702238833
Series Mosquito Advertising series (2 of 3)
Publisher University of Queensland Press, 2011
Hunter, Kate
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Mosquito Advertising: Crunch campaign, The
When the government announces it's banning soft drink advertising, Katie is furious. All Mosquito Advertising's work to save Parfizz has been for nothing. Katie decides to rewrite the rules and make ads for fruit as cool as ads for fizzy drinks. But, great ideas aren't always enough, especially when you're also dealing with paying clients, a missing kid, moody friends, shadowy enemies and a family set to triple in size.
ISBN 9780702239397
Series Mosquito Advertising series (3 of 3)
Publisher University of Queensland Press, 2012
Hunter, Kate
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Mosquito Advertising: Parfizz pitch, The
Katie Crisp has talent, it's just that the report card hidden in her room doesn't show it. School's out for another year and Katie is set to spend the summer lazing in her backyard. So, when she discovers that Parfitt's Family Soft Drink Company is about to be taken over by a corporate giant, leaving her mum out of a job, it's time to finally show everyone what she's made of.
ISBN 9780702237713
Series Mosquito Advertising series (1 of 3)
Publisher University of Queensland Press, 2010
Hunter, Kate
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Mosquito bite
As children play hide-and-seek on a hot summer night, a mosquito, Culex, hides and seeks as well. She must find foodblood to nourish the eggs in her body. Full of facts and interesting pictures.
ISBN 9781570915918
Publisher Charlesbridge Publishing, 2005
Siy, Alexandra & Kunkel, Dennis (ill)
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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 17)
Publisher Ace, 1995
Jacques, Brian
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Most magical girl, A
In 1867 London, twelve year old Annabel Grey is primed for a life as a proper young lady. But, when she is placed in the care of two ageing great aunts who run a magic shop, Annabel is thrust into a world of potions, broomsticks, wands and wizards. Evil Mr Angel and his terrifying dark magic extracting machine want to put an end to good magic for ever. The wizards have dreamt of Annabel, the most magical girl, to save London. But, Annabel doesn't even believe in magic or understand the strange powers inside her.
ISBN 9780553512861
Publisher Knopf Publishing Group, 2016
Foxlee, Karen & MacKay, Elly (ill)
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Mostly true story of Matthew and Trim
Mostly true account of the tragic but inspiring life of Matthew Flinders and his cat, Trim. They relate their adventures, as they map and explore Australia, and their eventful return to England. Graphic novel.
ISBN 9780143302179
Publisher Penguin, 2005
Golds, Cassandra & Axelsen, Stephen (ill)
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Motorbikes
An exciting introduction to the world of motorbikes, racing and stunts. With photographs and illustrations, this book is packed with facts about motorbikes. Fold-out pages feature the insides of a motorbike, fabulous superbikes and jaw-dropping stunts.
ISBN 9780746099629
Series Usborne beginners plus series (16 books)
Publisher Usborne Publishing Ltd, 2011
Usborne
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Motormouth
Since Chris lost his best mate, Dave, cars are all he really cares about. Then Josh Carter moves to town. His dad is a famous racing car driver and everyone wants to be Josh's friend. But as Chris soon discovers, Josh is a bit of a motormouth, and that's where the trouble begins.
ISBN 9780143304432
Publisher Puffin Australia, 2010
Clark, Sherryl
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Mountain biking: extreme sports
One of a series of books about extreme sports. With action photographs, diagrams and a glossary of terms, this book tells you about the history, the clothing and equipment, and basic techniques of mountain biking.
ISBN 9781844430901
Publisher Raintree, 2003
Osborne, Ian
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Mountains: extreme sports
One of a series of books about extreme sports. With action photographs, extreme facts, mountain jargon and a glossary of terms, this book tells you all you've ever wanted to know about climbing mountains.
ISBN 9780732964597
Publisher Macmillan Education Australia Pty Ltd, 2001
Chapman, Garry
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Mouse and his child, The
Here is a sweet tale about a pair of wind up mechanical mice, a father and son, who embark on a quest to become self-winding.
ISBN 9780571202225
Publisher Faber & Faber, 2000
Hoban, Russell
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Mouse bird snake wolf
In a safe and calm world, three children conjure, from twigs and leaves and stones, a mousy thing, a chirpy thing, and a twisty legless thing. But as the children's ideas grow bolder, the power of their visions proves greater and more dangerous than they, or the gods, could ever have imagined.
ISBN 9781406322897
Publisher Walker Books, 2013
Topics / Graphic novels /
Almond, David & McKean, Dave (ill)
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Moving the goalposts
For Sam, playing football is easy. He's the star goalkeeper and a key member of the team. But, writing and schoolwork are another matter. When Sam is chosen to read his match report in front of the whole school, the prospect fills him with dread. Sam is dyslexic and not all his teachers or peers are understanding.
ISBN 9781408122341
Series Colour graffix series (4 books)
Publisher A & C Black, 2010
Childs, Rob & Rees, Gary (ill)
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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 Bambuckle's remarkables
When a new teacher arrives for the class in room 12B, the students are in for a surprise. Mr. Bambuckle is riding a unicycle and cooking his breakfast and already knows each student's name and background. He is just the teacher these students have always wanted, learning is fun and they do not even know they are doing it. Unfortunately, the principal is not so pleased and is doing all he can to replace Mr Bambuckle.
ISBN 9780143785859
Publisher Penguin Random House Australia, 2017
Harris, Tim & Hart, James
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Mr Bean's definitive and extremely marvellous guide to France
Mr Bean gives advice on preparing for an overseas trip in the format of a scrapbook recording his trip to France. He provides advice on how to enjoy French food and art and even suggestions on how to mix important things together.
ISBN 9780747589570
Publisher Bloomsbury, 2007
Topics / Year 6 easy reads /
Driscol, Robin & Hease, Tony
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Mr Gum and the biscuit billionaire
Mr Gum is back in another weird and wacky book, and he's as nasty as ever. In fact, he's absolutely grimsters. You'll also meet a gingerbread man named Alan Taylor who has electric muscles; the little girl called Polly; the evil butcher called Billy William The Third; the very wise man, Friday O'Leary; Jake the dog and the angry fairy that lives in Mr Gum's bathtub.
ISBN 9781405228152
Series Mr Gum series (2 of 8)
Publisher Egmont Childrens, 2007
Stanton, Andy & Tazzyman, David (ill)
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Mr Gum and the cherry tree
Follow Polly and Friday on another crazy adventure on the streets of Lamonic Bibber. And watch out for that dastardly villain, Mr Gum, not to mention his sidekick, Billy William. It's barking bonkers.
ISBN 9781405252188
Series Mr Gum series (7 of 8)
Publisher Egmont Childrens, 2010
Stanton, Andy & Tazzyman, David (ill)
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Mr Gum and the dancing bear
Mr Gum is a very nasty man. He is mean, cruel, smelly and ruthless and has a dastardly plan to make money out of Padlock the bear. Padlock is as tall as 40 hamsters and weighs as much as 19,000 grapes. He is also sad and ill because he is homesick for the Kingdom of the Beasts. His little friend, Polly, decides she must get Padlock home before he dies of a broken heart.
ISBN 9781405241793
Series Mr Gum series (5 of 8)
Publisher Egmont Childrens, 2008
Stanton, Andy & Tazzyman, David (ill)
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Mr Gum and the goblins
Mr Gum and the hideous Billy William the Third are once more mucking things up for everyone. They're a-schemin' and a-hatchin' an' making their bad plans up on Goblin Mountain. The wise old man, Friday O'Leary, and the small girl, Polly, must make it past the Three Impossible Challenges of Goblin Mountain and save the town from a fate worse than something very bad indeed.
ISBN 9781405228169
Series Mr Gum series (3 of 8)
Publisher Egmont Childrens, 2007
Stanton, Andy & Tazzyman, David (ill)
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Mr Gum and the power crystals
There's an ancient curse on the town of Lamonic Bibber and, you guessed it, that old roo-de-lally Mr Gum and his trusty sidekick, Billy William the Third, have something to do with it. But, our favourite heroes, Polly and Friday, and the gingerbread biscuit, Alan Taylor, who's only 15.24 cm tall, are determined to save the town. There are also talking dogs, silly songs, Old Granny and the best chase scene ever.
ISBN 9781405228176
Series Mr Gum series (4 of 8)
Publisher Egmont Childrens, 2008
Stanton, Andy & Tazzyman, David (ill)
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Mr Gum and the secret hideout
Follow Polly and Friday on another crazy adventure on the streets of Lamonic Bibber. And watch out for that dastardly villain, Mr Gum, not to mention his sidekick, Billy William, up to more fiendish activities. There appears to be be eight ladies all called Pamela and Friday O'Leary may have to wrestle a man-eating Octopus.
ISBN 9781405253277
Series Mr Gum series (8 of 8)
Publisher Egmont Childrens, 2011
Stanton, Andy & Tazzyman, David (ill)
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Mr Gum series
This funny series is about Mr Gum, a truly nasty old man, as well as a little girl, an evil butcher, heroes and sweets and Jake the dog. Any two titles read from this series can be included as official Challenge books; up to five more titles can be included as your personal choice books. To see the individual book titles and their PRC ID numbers, go to the Series lists on the Booklists page on the website. Or, you can search for a series name or the individual titles by using the Search function on the top left hand corner of the screen.
Series Mr Gum series (8 books)
Various
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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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Mrs Frisby and the rats of NIMH
A group of laboratory rats come to the aid of the intrepid Mrs Frisby and her fieldmouse family.
ISBN 9780140366143
Series Rats of NIMH series (1 of 3)
Publisher Penguin, 1995
O'Brien, Robert
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Mrs Whitlam
Marnie Clark adores horses and helps out at the local riding stables. She dreams of owning a horse but her Dad is out of work and the family is very poor. Through sad circumstances, Marnie is gifted Mrs Margaret Whitlam, a beautiful Clydesdale, who is bold, fearless and able to jump anything. From the very first ride, Marnie and Maggie get more adventure than they bargained for. Soon, Marnie is learning to negotiate newfound friendships, the pony club and how to stand up for what she believes in.
ISBN 9781925360240
Publisher Magabala Books, 2016
Pascoe, Bruce & Gibbs, Tracey (ill)
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Much ado about nothing: a Shakespeare story
This series gives young readers the chance to discover Shakespeare for themselves. Also included are useful notes on the themes within the stories and a background to the Globe Theatre.
ISBN 9781846161834
Series Shakespeare stories series (9 of 12)
Publisher Orchard Books, 2007
Matthews, Andrew & Ross, Tony (ill)
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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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Muhammad Ali: the greatest
Boxer, Muhammad Ali, is a symbol of courage and conviction, who had a great impact on the 20th century. His life is presented in a very appealing magazine style layout, using photos, text boxes and lots of great Ali quotes.
ISBN 9780750228190
Publisher Hodder & Stoughton, 2000
Hook, Jason
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Mulga Bill's bicycle
A classic collection of humorous Australian poems.
ISBN 9780733316524
Publisher ABC Books, 2005
Paterson, A B (Banjo) & Whatley, Bruce (ill)
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Mummies
Learn about the mummies of Ancient Egypt and where they came from. Find out how to make a mummy in 70 days. Easy to access information includes unusual or amazing facts, photographs, charts and maps.
ISBN 9781865047683
Series X-zone series (48 books)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2004
Topics / Year 6 easy reads /
Patton, Geoff
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Mummy
Be an eyewitness to the amazing secrets of ancient mummies from different counttries and cultures, from the embalmed dead of Egypt to bodies preserved in bogs, sand and ice. Excellent photographs and thoroughly researched information are presented in clear and concise, easy-to-digest snippets.
ISBN 9781405337793
Series Eyewitness series (36 books)
Publisher Dorling Kindersley, 2009
Putnam, James
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Mummy monster game, The
Josh, Amy and Harry are consumed by a computer game and become trapped in a terrifying adventure. They must use their wits to escape.
ISBN 9781862911765
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 1993
Pond, Roy
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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)
No book cover.
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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)
No book cover.
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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)
No book cover.
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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)
No book cover.
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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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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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Museum of thieves, The
The Keepers Trilogy - Book 1. In the city of Jewel, children are literally chained to their parents or teachers until the Day of Separation. Impatience is a sin and boldness is a crime. Goldie Roth is both impatient and bold. When she escapes the clutches of the Blessed Guardians to find haven at the Museum of Dunt, an unforgettable adventure begins that will unlock hidden mysteries, dark secrets and awaken dangerous enemies.
ISBN 9781742376561
Series The Keepers trilogy series (1 of 3)
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2011
Tanner, Lian
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Music
Ever since Stone Age humans used slabs to create sound, man has invented an extraordinary variety of instruments in the pursuit of new ways of making music. Find out how sound is created, the three main categories of instruments, how different instruments are played and the types of sound they produce.
ISBN 9780751347548
Series Eyewitness series (36 books)
Publisher Dorling Kindersley, 2002
Ardley, Neil
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Music school
Martha is at the Queen's Music Academy, where she is desperate to learn how to use her music to turn back the storms which threaten her home, but why won't the teachers let her play her own compositions.
ISBN 9781743316252
Series Grimstones, The series (4 of 4)
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2013
Asphyxia
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Mutiny on Halycrus
Scott's snoopy sister stumbles into Halycrus and it's all danger from there.
ISBN 9781420211832
Series Out of this world series (10 of 16)
Publisher Macmillan Education Australia Pty Ltd, 2007
Wong, Keira & Fong, Douglas (ill)
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My Australian story: 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.
ISBN 9781865042657
Series My Australian story (31 books)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2003
Pausacker, Jenny
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My Australian story: Archer's Melbourne Cup, the diary of Robby Jenkins, Terara, NSW, 1860-1861
It is 1861 and a major horse race, the Melbourne Cup, is about to be run for the first time. Thirteen year old Robby Jenkins is working as a stable hand and is convinced that his favourite horse, Archer, can win. This is Robby's diary about his love of horses, life at the stables and his dreams to become a top jockey.
ISBN 9781865049410
Series My Australian story (31 books)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2007
Farrer, Vashti
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My Australian story: Atomic testing, the diary of Anthony Brown, Woomera 1953
Anthony and his family move to Woomera for his father's job in the army. His mother cares for Anthony as he recovers from polio. At school, one of Anthony's friends has photos of the rockets at the Woomera munitions base. When a small business arises for the boys, the townspeople become suspicious of Anthony and the police become involved.
ISBN 9781741692174
Series My Australian story (31 books)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2009
Tucker, Alan
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My Australian story: 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: Convict girl
Mary Beckwith has been sent to the penal colony at Port Jackson, transported with her mother, having stolen some fabric. She describes the hardships endured as well as the growth of the settlement and meeting the indigenous inhabitants. Her story is unlike most others as she joins Nicolas Baudin, the French scientific explorer, as he explores New Holland's coastline in direct competition with Matthew Flinders.
ISBN 9781743620151
Series My Australian story (31 books)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2014
Michaels, Chrissie
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My Australian story: 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: Escape from Cockatoo Island
It is 1879 and life in the Biloela Industrial School is tough for eleven year old Olivia Markham. Her windswept days are filled with sewing, washing and avoiding the girls from the Reformatory School. Sydney is rapidly growing and modernising but Olivia can only imagine what life is like beyond the shores of Cockatoo Island. She dreams of freedom, friendship and, above all, family.
ISBN 9781742832456
Series My Australian story (31 books)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2013
Poshoglian, Yvette
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My Australian story: Flying ace, Jack Fairfax, Royal Flying Corps, 1915-1918
An insight into the world of Jack Fairfax, a nineteen year old fighter pilot in World War 1. Jack takes to the skies and faces the skill of the German ace pilots over the Somme.
ISBN 9780439977371
Series My Australian story (31 books)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2003
Eldridge, Jim
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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: Hunt for Ned Kelly, The
Jamie and Ellen Ross are alone in the world after the death of their father. Determined to make their fortune, they head to Beechworth, straight into the midst of the search for Ned Kelly, the most notorious bushranger of all time. There are two views of Ned Kelly, a hero wronged by the police or a cold-blooded murderer.
ISBN 9781741695649
Series My Australian story (31 books)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2010
Masson, Sophie
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My Australian story: 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: Marathon of her own, A
Times are tough in Crete and Sophia's father has decided to make a fresh start in Melbourne. Sophia struggles to learn English and to get used to the strange new customs. No matter how hard she tries, no-one at school wants to make friends with a foreigner. Then, her talent for running starts to make a difference. With Olympic fever gripping Melbourne, Sophia's courage and determination is rewarded in unexpected ways, and the 1956 Olympic Games surprises everyone.
ISBN 9781741699043
Series My Australian story (31 books)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2013
Savvides, Irini
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My Australian story: My father's war
Marie's dad has been away for two years, fighting on the Somme battlefields in northern France. There hasn't been any word from him for months, no letters or postcards. Marie and her mother decide to travel to France, to try and find out what has happened to him. Marie experiences first-hand what war is like, as she tries to piece together the clues behind her dad's disappearance.
ISBN 9781741698282
Series My Australian story (31 books)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2011
Masson, Sophie
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My Australian story: New gold mountain, the diary of Shu Cheong, Lambing Flat, New South Wales, 1860-1861
Shu Cheong, with his father and uncle, sets off on the arduous journey to Australia's goldfields, hoping to bring back wealth for their village. But, following their deaths, Shu cannot return home without his father's body so must stay in Australia alone. Relations between the European miners and Chinese are tense and violent attacks against the Chinese are common.
ISBN 9781865048512
Series My Australian story (31 books)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2005
Cheng, Christopher W
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My Australian story: 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: Our Don Bradman, the diary of Victor McDonald, Sydney, 1932
Like many Australian boys in the 1930s, Victor McDonald is cricket mad. Life is hard during the Great Depression, Victor's father has lost his job and the family is moving to Sydney. Victor keeps a diary that includes his meeting with Don Bradman.
ISBN 9781865045917
Series My Australian story (31 books)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2004
Allen, Peter
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My Australian story: Our enemy, my friend, the diary of Emma Sheldrake, Adelaide Hills, 1915
Told in diary form by a young girl in an Australian village. It is 1915 and Australia is involved in World War 1. Emma writes of the perils and difficulties of wartime and the hatred against the German settlers in the area.
ISBN 9781865045269
Series My Australian story (31 books)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2005
Blackman, Jenny
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My Australian story: Our race for reconciliation
It's 2000 and the Olympics are going to be held in Australia. In a year of surprises, enthusiastic runner Mel finds out that her hero Cathy Freeman is coming to talk at her school, and her family is heading to Sydney! It becomes an unforgettable journey to Corroboree 2000, bringing together all Australians as they march and sing to celebrate Australia's Indigenous heritage, and to acknowledge past wrongs.
ISBN 9781760276119
Series My Australian story (31 books)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2017
Heiss, Anita
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My Australian story: Outback, the diary of Jimmy Porter, Central Australia, 1927-1928
Jimmy Porter has moved to central Australia, to the middle of nowhere, to live with his uncle's family who are three days walk from the nearest neighbour. Life in the outback in 1927 is tough but people cope and Jimmy learns to adjust. When disaster strikes, Jimmy and his cousins must get help. This is Jimmy's diary, which tells how he adjusts, about the characters he meets and his experiences.
ISBN 9781865048505
Series My Australian story (31 books)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2005
Harris, Christine
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My Australian story: 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: Riding with Thunderbolt, the diary of Ben Cross
Life on the run with Captain Thunderbolt, famous Australian bushranger. Based on true story of young Ben Cross and the historical figures that he meets. Although his life is exciting, Ben reflects on the ethics of the choices he has made.
ISBN 9781865045801
Series My Australian story (31 books)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2004
Baillie, Allan
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My Australian story: 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: Sydney Harbour Bridge
It's 1932 and Sydney has hit hard times during the Great Depression. But, the construction of a bridge that will reach across the harbour is setting spirits soaring. Alice and Billy, whose fathers are working on the bridge, tell the story, through their diaries, of building the spectacular Harbour Bridge, which will unify a separated city from the north shore to the working class suburbs of the south.
ISBN 9781741699531
Series My Australian story (31 books)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2012
Farrer, Vashti
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My Australian story: The bombing of Darwin, the diary of Tom Taylor, 1942
Strong family and community ties are tested in this fictionalised account of the days prior to the bombing of Darwin.
ISBN 9781865043630
Series My Australian story (31 books)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2002
Tucker, Alan
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My Australian story: the Phar Lap mystery
Prior to the 1930 Melbourne Cup horse race, an attempt was made to kill Phar Lap, the horse who won the race. Eleven year old Sally Fieldling's father is investigating and she documents the case, or what she learns of it, in her diary.
ISBN 9781741697278
Series My Australian story (31 books)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2010
Masson, Sophie
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My Australian story: 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: Vietnam
It's 1969, many social changes are underway and man is headed for the moon. Twelve year old Davey lives to surf with his older brother, Tom, and listen to the latest hits. His cherished goal is to win the inaugural Under-14 Surf Championship with his best friends, Johnno and Pete. But, when Tom is drafted into the army and sent to Vietnam, everything changes and the far-away war creates waves very close to home.
ISBN 9781743628003
Series My Australian story (31 books)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2015
Challinor, Deborah
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My 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 brilliant body with the gross bits left in
This book tells you everything you need to know about your body from head to toe plus things you probably don't want to know. Find out about the inner workings of the human body in a very funny way.
ISBN 9781905158911
Publisher Buster Books, 2008
Topics / Year 6 easy reads /
MacDonald, Guy
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My brother
When a grieving brother sets out to find his lost sibling, his quest takes him on an ethereal journey across land and sea. He visits fantastic, floating cities and medieval towns, vast open grasslands and eerie, silent forests. Eventually, he arrives in place of timeless beauty and light.
ISBN 9781921504853
Publisher Working Title Press, 2016
Huxley, Dee & Huxley, Oliver (ill) & Huxley, Tiffany (des)
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My country
The poem, My Country, is widely regarded as the universal statement of why Australians love their country. Stunning watercolour illustrations capture the diversity of the landscape and its colours.
ISBN 9781862917309
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2010
Mackellar, Dorothea & McLean, Andrew (ill)
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My dad thinks he's funny
My Dad thinks he's funny. Whenever I say, 'I'm hungry', Dad says, 'Hello Hungry. Pleased to meet you.' My Dad thinks he's funny. But he's not. A book for anyone whose dad has made them laugh, or cringe.
ISBN 9781742031217
Publisher Black Dog Books, 2010
Germein, Katrina & Jellett, Tom (ill)
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My dog doesn't like me
On his eighth birthday Eric is allowed to choose a puppy from the dog shelter. Ugly, so named because of a comment made by his sister, lives up to all of Eric's expectations for a little while but soon he realises that Ugly wants to be with mum, he is growing rapidly and becoming difficult to control as well as destroying everything he can get his mouth into.
ISBN 9780702250170
Publisher University of Queensland Press, 2014
Fensham, Elizabeth
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My 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 is not a comedian
Claudia gets herself and her father into a predicament and has to help her father get out of it.
ISBN 9780141302089
Publisher Penguin, 1999
Dubosarsky, Ursula
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My father's boat
A Vietnamese-American boy spends a day with his father on his shrimp boat, listening as he describes how his own father fished on the South China Sea. They talk about going back to Vietnam one day.
ISBN 9780590478687
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2002
Garland, Sherry
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My friend Flicka
Ken is a daydreamer and a disappointment to his demanding father. When Ken finds Flicka, a wild filly, his growing love for the horse helps Ken to grow up and gain self-assurance.
ISBN 9780060512620
Publisher HarperCollins US, 2006
O'Hara, Mary
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My friend Roger Bacon
Story of Roger Bacon and friends.
ISBN 9780733616716
Series Francis Bacon series (2 of 4)
Publisher Hachette Children's Books, 1998
Measday, Stephen
No book cover.
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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
A young Aboriginal boy has a secret spirit that he calls his girragundji. The girragundji protects him from tight situations.
ISBN 9781864488180
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 1998
McDonald, Meme & Pryor, Boori Monty
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My Hiroshima
Recollections of life before and during World War 2, and the horrific aftermath of the dropping of the atomic bomb on Hiroshima. Provides a potent warning of the dangers of nuclear warfare.
ISBN 9780207188732
Publisher HarperCollins Australia, 1995
Morimoto, Junko
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My horrible cousins and other stories
The short stories feature girls as the main characters, girls who are strong and resourceful, overcome adversity, solve problems, and are determined and passionate about causes.
ISBN 9781921454721
Publisher Teaching Solutions, 2009
Alexander, Goldie
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My island home
Everyone who loves Australia can appreciate the beauty and diversity of our wonderful country, shown through Neil Murray's song lyrics and beautiful landscape illustrations by the school children of the Kintore and Galiwinku communities.
ISBN 9780980564334
Publisher One Day Hill Pty Ltd, 2010
Murray, Neil & children from Papunya & Galiwinku (ill) & Hudson Peter (ill)
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My life & other exploding chickens
I'm Tom Weekly. My life is an exploding chicken and the book in your hands is my attempt to glue it back together again.
ISBN 9780857985316
Series My life Tom Weekly series (5 books)
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2016
Bancks, Tristan & Gordon, Gus (ill)
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My life & other stuff I made up
I'm Tom Weekly. This book is full of my stories, jokes, cartoon characters, ideas for theme park rides and other stuff I've made up. It's where I pour out whatever's inside my head. It gets a bit weird sometimes but that's how I roll.
ISBN 9780857983190
Series My life Tom Weekly series (5 books)
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2014
Bancks, Tristan & Gordon, Gus (ill)
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My life and other massive mistakes
Tom Weekly has helped his pop escape from a nursing home. This is the third collection of stories about Tom Weekly and his funny, weird and, sometimes, gross life story.
ISBN 9780857985293
Series My life Tom Weekly series (5 books)
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2015
Bancks, Tristan & Gordon, Gus (ill)
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My life and other stuff that went wrong
I'm Tom Weekly. This book is full of my stories, jokes, cartoon characters, ideas for theme park rides and other stuff I've made up. It's where I pour out whatever's inside my head. It gets a bit weird sometimes but that's how I roll.
ISBN 9780857980373
Series My life Tom Weekly series (5 books)
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2014
Bancks, Tristan & Gordon, Gus (ill)
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My life and other weaponised muffins
Tom Weekly's life just gets weirder and weirder - this is one runaway car ride you won't want to miss.
ISBN 9780143781066
Series My life Tom Weekly series (5 books)
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2017
Bancks, Tristan & Gordon, Gus (ill)free
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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 life as an alphabet
Candice's home is a bit hard, with her baby sister no longer with them and her parents both depressed. Her only friend, Douglas Benson from Another Dimension, wants to leave and return to the universe he claims he came from. Her penpal is not returning any of her letters and she just doesn't know what to do about her teacher's lazy eye.
ISBN 9781743310977
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2013
Jonsberg, Barry
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My life in dog years
The author's real life adventures, and the dogs he shared them with, make fascinating and absorbing reading.
ISBN 9780786227402
Publisher Thorndike Press, 2000
Paulsen, Gary
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My life Tom Weekly series
Any two titles read from this series can be included as official Challenge books; up to five more titles can be included as your personal choice books. To see the individual book titles and their PRC ID numbers, go to the Series lists on the Booklists page, on the website. Or, you can search for a series name or the individual titles by using the Search function on the top left hand corner of the screen.
Series My life Tom Weekly series (5 books)
Various
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My mother's eyes: the story of a boy soldier
William was only 16 years old when he enlisted for the First World War. Like many other under-age boys at the time, he was accepted into the Australian Imperial Force and sent to the battlefields of France. His letters home from the front reveal how, for the boy soldiers, the 'great adventure' became a tragedy.
ISBN 9780734410894
Publisher Lothian Books, 2009
Wilson, Mark
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My name is 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 Rose
Rose is a young Romany gypsy girl who travels around Romania and Europe in a caravan with her family. Her life is happy, playing music with extended family and friends, until Rose suddenly finds herself an orphan after a dreadful car accident.
ISBN 9781408814024
Publisher Bloomsbury, 2011
Grindley, Sally
No book cover.
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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.
ISBN 9780949206312
Publisher Fremantle Press, 2000
Morgan, Sally
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My place
Using maps, the author traces the history of one special Australian neighbourhood back two hundred years.
ISBN 9780582811072
Publisher Pearson Education Australia, 2000
Wheatley, Nadia & Rawlins, Donna (ill)
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My place in space
When an arrogant bus driver asks Henry and his sister, Rosie, if they know where they live, Henry tells the driver a good deal more than just his address. He launches into a lengthy and lucid explanation of the solar system, solar neighborhood, galaxy and supercluster to which Earth belongs. A clever blend of fact with fiction in this unusual picture book.
ISBN 9781741754049
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 1992
Hirst, Robin & Sally & Harvey, Roland (ill)
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My scary fairy godmother
Isabella goes to live with her scary but glamorous cousin, Maxine. Maxine takes one look at mousy, little Isabella and decides the one thing she needs is a complete makeover.
ISBN 9781843626831
Publisher Orchard Books, 2005
Impey, Rose
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My secret war diary by Flossie Albright
Flossie is just nine years old when, in 1939, Britain declares war on Germany and her father leaves the family home to join the army. Flossie is left to bring up her baby brother and to face a whole host of new experiences on her own. Her diary becomes an outlet for relaying all the news from at home and abroad.
ISBN 9781406309409
Publisher Walker Books, 2008
Williams, Marcia
No book cover.
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My side of the mountain
Sam is determined to survive in the woods and keeps a journal to describe the birds and animals with which he learns to live. A tale of the determination and bravery of a city boy who refuses to give in.
ISBN 9780141312422
Publisher Puffin USA, 2001
George, Jean Craighead
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Any two books from this series may be read as Challenge books and up to five more can be read as personal choice books. Go to the online booklists for the PRC ID of the individual books in this series.
Series My side of the story series (6 books)
Various
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My sister has a big black beard & other quirky verses
Sisters with beards, exploding bullies, a nightmare driving test, a girl whisked away by aliens and poor old Uncle Norm who got sucked up in a lightning storm. A collection of quirky, delicious and outrageously funny poems.
ISBN 9780207200892
Publisher Angus & Robertson (HarperCollins), 2009
Ball, Duncan & Millard, Kerry (ill)
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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.
ISBN 9780385610124
Publisher Doubleday, 2008
Wilson, Jacqueline
No book cover.
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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 sister Sif
Fourteen year old Erika and her sister, Sif, are desperately homesick and flee the city to return to their island home. However, they find the locals are frightened by the changes occurring and the cracks forming in their once-perfect home. Erika and her family also feel the threat of the encroaching world. When a young American shell-collector uncovers a long-held family secret, Erika must prevent his revealing it.
ISBN 9780702237010
Publisher University of Queensland Press, 2009
Park, Ruth
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My story: 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: Snowy, the diary of Eva Fischer
Eva Fischer has moved from Sydney to Cabramurra, the highest town in Australia. She is surrounded by people of every nationality, with different languages, food and customs, who have come to work on the Snowy Mountains Scheme.
ISBN 9781865045634
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2003
McHugh, Siobhan
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My story: 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 trenches, Billy Stevens, the Western Front 1914-1918
Two sixteen year olds put their ages up to join the Armed Forces and fight in the Great War of 1914-1918. An honest account of the horrors of war in the trenches, particularly sensitive and heartbreaking. Fictitious, with historical notes and photos.
ISBN 9780439994224
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2002
Eldridge, Jim
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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
No book cover.
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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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Mysteries
Unlock some of the strangest mysteries in the world including the Egyptian pyramids, the lost city of Atlantis, aliens and lost treasure. Easy to access information includes unusual or amazing facts, photographs, charts and maps.
ISBN 9781865047713
Series X-zone series (48 books)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2004
Topics / Year 6 easy reads /
Van Til, Meaghan
No book cover.
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Mysteries & marvels of nature (Usborne)
Spectacular animal and plant photographs with interesting information about the wonders of nature.
ISBN 9780746052983
Publisher Usborne Publishing Ltd, 2003
Topics / STEM /
Dalby, Elizabeth
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Mysteries of Harris Burdick, The
Fantasy black and white illustrations provide inspiration for readers to create stories of their own.
ISBN 9780395827840
Publisher Houghton Mifflin, 1996
Topics / Year 6 easy reads /
Van Allsburg, Chris
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Mysterious Benedict Society and the perilous journey, The
Mr Benedict has been kidnapped by the evil Mr Curtain so the four young members of The Mysterious Benedict Society set off to rescue him. A set of clues lands them in danger onboard an unusual ship, in a castle in Portugal and on a mysterious island, where they fall into the hands of Mr Curtain and his henchmen. Their courage and amazing talents must combine to escape every predicament.
ISBN 9781906427146
Series The Mysterious Benedict Society series (2 of 4)
Publisher Chicken House, 2010
Stewart, Trenton Lee
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Mysterious Benedict Society and the prisoner's dilemma, The
Join Reynie, Kate, Sticky, and Constance of The Mysterious Benedict Society as they embark on a daring new adventure that threatens to force them apart from their families, friends, and even each other. When an unexplained blackout engulfs Stonetown, they must unravel clues relating to a nefarious new plot, while their search for answers brings them closer to danger than ever before.
ISBN 9781906427696
Series The Mysterious Benedict Society series (3 of 4)
Publisher Chicken House, 2011
Stewart, Trenton Lee
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Mysterious Benedict Society, The
Meet four remarkable orphans, Reynie, Kate, Sticky and Constance, whose individual gifts lead them to be selected by Mr Benedict to comprise his secret society. Their top-secret mission is to infiltrate a mysterious school, where all is not what it seems. It soon becomes clear that the fate of the world is in their hands.
ISBN 9781906427023
Series The Mysterious Benedict Society series (1 of 4)
Publisher Chicken House, 2009
Stewart, Trenton Lee
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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 at Riddle Gully
Pollo di Nozi, reporter-in-training, has a nose for news and strange things are happening in Riddle Gully. With Shorn Connery, her sheepish sidekick, Pollo is determined to track down the Graffiti Kid. But, maybe, Will, the new boy in town, is conspiring with the pushy mayor and a strange Transylvanian to send her sniffing up the wrong trail. Pollo is desperate for a story. But, Pollo and her reluctant offsider, Will, discover something very different from what they go looking for.
ISBN 9781921888748
Series Riddle Gully series (3 books)
Publisher Fremantle Press, 2012
Banyard, Jen
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Mystery of 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)
No book cover.
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Mystery of the cupboard, The
After Omri reads his great-grand-aunt's Account, he longs to try the key in the cupboard again. When his friend, Patrick, comes to stay, nothing can stop him.
ISBN 9780380720132
Series The Indian in the cupboard series (3 of 5)
Publisher Collins, 1999
Banks, Lynne Reid
No book cover.
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Mystery of the golden card, The
Can twins Jack and Jaide find the mysterious Golden Card of Translocation and make it out of the castle alive, fighting animal agents of The Evil.
ISBN 9781742374000
Series Trouble twisters series (3 of 3)
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2013
Nix, Garth & Williams, Sean
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Mystery of the mummy's mask, The
Zac and Hannah are at the Clairesville Museum when the museum's most exciting exhibit, the gold burial mask of the famous pharaoh, Ramses II, is about to be unveiled. But, the mask has vanished. Follow the clues and the red herrings, collect the evidence and check out the suspects to solve the crime of the missing mask.
ISBN 9780330423373
Series Who dun it series (3 of 4)
Publisher Pan MacMillan, 2007
Holper, Paul & Torok, Simon & Axelsen, Stephen (ill)
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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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