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

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1970
Oath breaker
When he was outcast, Torak was the hunted one. Nine moons later, he becomes the hunter when he vows to avenge the killing of one of his closest friends. Racked by guilt and grief, he follows the killer into the Deep Forest. But, there is a rottenness at the heart of the Forest for its clans have succumbed to the lies of the Soul-Eaters. Here, Torak finally learns why he is the Sprit Walker and discovers the true cost of revenge.
ISBN 9780060728373
Series Chronicles of ancient darkness series (5 of 5)
Publisher Orion, 2008
Paver, Michelle & Taylor, Geoff (ill)
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Obelix and co
Caesar has devised his most cunning attack yet on the indomitable Gauls. He has sent Caius Preposterus, a graduate of the Latin School of Economics, to corrupt them by introducing big business into their little town.
ISBN 9780752866529
Series Asterix series (23 of 41)
Publisher Orion, 2005
Goscinny, Rene & Uderzo, Albert
No book cover.
284
Obernewtyn
Elspeth has enhanced mental abilities which she must hide in a world struggling back from the brink of apocalypse.
ISBN 9780765342676
Series Obernewtyn Chronicles series (1 of 7)
Publisher Tor Books, 2003
Carmody, Isobelle
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Obernewtyn Chronicles series
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Series Obernewtyn Chronicles series (7 books)
Carmody, Isobelle
No book cover.
28597
Oblivion
Having escaped from Hong Kong, the five gatekeepers - Matt, Pedro, Scott, Jamie and Scarlett - are scattered in a hostile and dangerous world. As they struggle to re-group and plan their next move, the malevolent King of the Old Ones gathers his forces in Oblivion: a desolate landscape where the last survivors of humanity must fight the ultimate battle.
ISBN 9781844286232
Series Power of Five series (5 of 8)
Publisher Walker Books, 2012
Horowitz, Anthony
No book cover.
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Ocean
In this exploration of oceans, see ocean research vessels in operation and discover how jellyfish catch prey with their slime. Includes photographs of deep-sea creatures and models of the sea floor providing insight into marine life.
ISBN 9780751364774
Series Eyewitness series (36 books)
Publisher Dorling Kindersley, 2002
Macquitty, Miranda
No book cover.
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Ocean and sea
Meet ocean creatures up close, from the humblest microbe to the most majestic whale, plus the craziest deep-sea creatures ever seen. Find out how oceans formed, how they work, and why our future depends on them.
ISBN 9781407131511
Publisher Scholastic US, 2012
Parker, Steve
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Ocean without end
During a raid, twelve year old Lily Swann is taken at gunpoint by the tyrannical El Captain de Diablo and forced to work as a slave on his ship. When Lily learns that her father, who she thought was dead, had been taken by pirates years before, she embarks on a perilous journey to search for him. With swashbuckling action on the high seas, Lily struggles to survive in a strange and sometimes violent world.
ISBN 9781869505851
Series The Swashbuckler series (1 of 3)
Publisher HarperCollins Australia, 2006
Gardiner, Kelly
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Ock Von Fiend
A funny, appealing story about Ock, the vampire, who doesn't have many friends because, well, he's a vampire. When Ock gets down about being different, he tries to remember the advantages of super hearing, night vision, vanishing power and his cool teeth.
ISBN 9781862917484
Publisher Omnibus Books, 2007
Edwards, Luke
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Octavius O'Malley and the missing mouse
The greatest detective rat of all, Octavius O'Malley, is back. But, this time, it's personal. When Patrick the Magnificent goes missing after picking the lock at the First Rodent Bank, Chief O'Malley sets out to find him. It isn't long before the trail leads to Kurt Remarque, poisoner and disgraced businessrat, the most evil rat ever to stalk the streets of Rodent City.
ISBN 9780207200496
Series Octavius O'Malley series (2 of 3)
Publisher HarperCollins Australia, 2007
Sunderland, Alan & Redlich, Ben (ill)
No book cover.
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Octavius O'Malley and the mystery of the criminal cats
It started with some missing cobblestones and a bump on the head of one of Rodent City's young police rats. But, this time, it's not the mice who are to blame. Even botching the investigation and losing his job can't stop Rodent City's finest detective from pursuing the case.
ISBN 9780207200502
Series Octavius O'Malley series (3 of 3)
Publisher Angus & Robertson (HarperCollins), 2008
Sunderland, Alan & Redlich, Ben (ill)
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Octavius O'Malley and the mystery of the exploding cheese
Someone has just blown up the biggest cheese factory in town and Detective Inspector Octavius O'Malley of the Rodent Police is on the case.
ISBN 9780207200489
Series Octavius O'Malley series (1 of 3)
Publisher Angus & Robertson (HarperCollins), 2006
Sunderland, Alan & Redlich, Ben (ill)
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Octavius O'Malley series
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Series Octavius O'Malley series (3 books)
Sunderland, Alan & Redlich, Ben (ill)
No book cover.
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Octopus's garden: the secret world under the sea, The
For us air-breathing land dwellers, life under the water is curious and amazing. The deeper you go, the more extraordinary life becomes. An amazing variety of octopuses and squids are revealed through beautiful photographs, detailed information and a glossary of terms.
ISBN 9781742030210
Publisher Black Dog Books, 2008
Norman, Mark
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Oddball
Sol still can't believe he told Aggo, the school bully and hand ball champion, that he was going to thrash him using hypnotism. Sol is sure that this moment of temporary insanity is going to lead to certain death. Sol wonders whether wit, wisdom or nothing will save him when he has to face Aggo.
ISBN 9781921150562
Series Lightning strikes series (19 books)
Publisher Walker Books, 2008
Brian, Janeen
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Odyssey, The
Following the fortunes of Odysseus as he returns from the Trojan Wars, this classic tale from Greek mythology was written almost three thousand years ago.
ISBN 9780553897777
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2003
Homer
No book cover.
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Off side
When Danny finds out there's been an anonymous foreign buy-out of his favourite club, City FC, he's furious as the fans were about to buy it. The club is being secretive and Danny is determined to find out what's going on. He discovers Adam, a kid from Ghana, lost after being dumped by his agent who promised him a place at City, and takes Adam's story to the press, with terrifying consequences for them both.
ISBN 9780141329420
Series Foul play series (3 of 5)
Publisher Puffin UK, 2010
Palmer, Tom
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Off to war: soldier's children speak
The collected voices of children with a parent who is a soldier. Their stories are sad, scared, funny, angry and loving as they speak about how war has shaped their lives, and their feelings and experiences when a parent is away for long periods of time.
ISBN 9781741756791
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2009
Ellis, Deborah
No book cover.
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Offside, upfront
Luci Rankin, previous winner of the Legends girl's competition, has set her sights on winning the prestigious 70th anniversary Legends cup. But she isn't the only one. Newcomer, Laura, has her own agenda.
ISBN 9781876372491
Series Legends (including Anniversary & League of) series (19 books)
Publisher Black Dog Books, 2004
Panckridge, Michael
No book cover.
286
Ogre downstairs, The
When a new stepfather, the ogre to the stepchildren, gives chemistry sets to both sets of children in the house, magic things start to happen.
ISBN 9780064473507
Publisher HarperTrophy, 2002
Jones, Diana Wynne
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Okra and Acacia: the story of the wattle pattern plate
A beautifully written, romantic story, weaving Aboriginal myth with ancient folklore.
ISBN 9780733614927
Publisher Hodder Headline Australia Pty Ltd, 2002
Hathorn, Libby & Stoddart, Brigitte (ill)
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Old curiosity shop, The
Written in 1840, this is the classic story of Little Nell and her grandfather who inhabit a shadowy world.
ISBN 9780140437423
Publisher Penguin, 2001
Dickens, Charles
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Old kingdom series
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Series Old kingdom series (5 books)
Nix, Garth
No book cover.
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Old Ridley
Intriguing fantasy about a solitary teenage boy fascinated by the very old, reputedly mad inventor in the mysterious mansion next door. Based on the myth of Eos and Tithonus who, by a trick of the gods, were granted immortality but not eternal youth.
ISBN 9780733613104
Publisher Hodder Headline Australia Pty Ltd, 2002
Crew, Gary & McBride Marc (ill)
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Olive of Groves
Olive is excited to be going to boarding school but Mrs Groves' Boarding School for Naughty Boys, Talking Animals and Circus Performers is not what she expected. The headmistress is completely mad and Pig McKenzie, school bully and nasty swine, is determined to make Olive's life unbearable. But, Olive is clever and kind, and soon gains the loyalty of three rats, a short-sighted moose, a compulsive liar and a goose who faints at the sight of cherries. But, friendship and wits might not be enough against Pig's wicked plan.
ISBN 9780733333682
Series Olive of Groves series (3 books)
Publisher ABC Books, 2015
Nannestad, Katrina & Masciullo, Lucia (ill)
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Olive of Groves and the great slurp of time
Olive is gobsmacked. Basil Heffenhuffenheimer has just hiked out of the Black Forest in 1857 and into Mrs Groves' Boarding School for Naughty Boys, Talking Animals and Circus Performers. When he offers to take Olive into the past, she cannot resist a time-travelling adventure. But, when Olive and her friends return to the present with a hungry dinosaur, an Elizabethan pirate and a scissor-happy servant boy, strange and disturbing things start to happen at Groves.
ISBN 9780733333705
Series Olive of Groves series (3 books)
Publisher ABC Books, 2016
Nannestad, Katrina & Masciullo, Lucia (ill)
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Olive of Groves and the right royal romp
The Queen is coming to tea at Mrs Groves' Boarding School for Naughty Boys, Talking Animals and Circus Performers. Nothing could possibly spoil this right royal moment. Except for the return of scheming villain, Pig McKenzie, and the arrival of a strange, harsh woman. And, if the Queen's visit doesn't run smoothly, the Inspector has promised to close the school forever. As nothing ever runs smoothly at Groves, someone needs to take control. Someone who is clever and brave, with big, practical ideas and an even bigger heart.
ISBN 9780733333712
Series Olive of Groves series (3 books)
Publisher ABC Books, 2016
Nannestad, Katrina & Masciullio, Lucia (ill)
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Olive of Groves series
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Series Olive of Groves series (3 books)
Various
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Oliver Nocturne series
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Series Oliver Nocturne series (5 books)
Emerson, Kevin
No book cover.
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Oliver Nocturne: blood ties
Thirteen year old Oliver is no ordinary New World vampire. Oliver believes that his own father, Sebastian, has been ordered to sacrifice him, and Oliver's brother, Bane, has been behaving very strangely indeed. He is yet to receive his demon to become an adult vampire.
ISBN 9781741693867
Series Oliver Nocturne series (3 of 5)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2009
Emerson, Kevin
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Oliver Nocturne: the demon hunter
Oliver is no ordinary New World vampire. He dreads his special destiny, which will free vampires but wreak destruction on the world of humans. Another nail biting instalment in this gripping series. Puberty will see Oliver bond with his otherworldly demon to become an adult vampire.
ISBN 9781741693874
Series Oliver Nocturne series (4 of 5)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2009
Emerson, Kevin
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Oliver Nocturne: the eternal tomb
Thirteen year old Oliver is no ordinary New World vampire. Oliver knows that the time is now at hand for the Anointment, where he will be given strength to receive his demon and become an adult vampire. For him, this will be no ordinary rite of passage from childhood to adulthood.
ISBN 9781741693881
Series Oliver Nocturne series (5 of 5)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2010
Emerson, Kevin
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Oliver Nocturne: the sunlight slayings
Thirteen year old Oliver is no ordinary New World vampire. He awaits a special destiny which will free vampires but wreak destruction on the world of humans. This is another gripping instalment which will keep you on the edge of your seat. He has not yet received his demon to become an adult vampire.
ISBN 9781741693850
Series Oliver Nocturne series (2 of 5)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2009
Emerson, Kevin
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Oliver Nocturne: the vampire's photograph
Oliver has a fairly normal childhood, for a vampire. He sleeps during the day, eats blood angel cakes for breakfast and goes to school at night. He meets Emalie and, soon, they are on a quest to uncover the dark truth of his origins and his special destiny. He is yet to receive his demon to become an adult vampire.
ISBN 9781741693843
Series Oliver Nocturne series (1 of 5)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2009
Emerson, Kevin
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Oliver Twist
When orphan, Oliver Twist, asks nasty Mr Bumble for more food, he has to flee the workhouse for the streets of London. There, he meets the Artful Dodger, who leads him to Fagin and his gang of pickpockets. When a thieving mission goes wrong, Oliver narrowly avoids prison and finds himself in the care of kind Mr Brownlow. But Fagin and the brutal Bill Sikes are determined to drag Oliver back.
ISBN 9780140435221
Publisher Penguin, 2002
Dickens, Charles
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Oliver Twist and other great Dickens stories
A picture book retelling the classic tales by Charles Dickens. Stories included are Oliver Twist, Great Expectations, A Tale of Two Cities, David Copperfield and A Christmas Carol.
ISBN 9781406305630
Publisher Walker Books, 2007
Williams, Marcia (retell)
No book cover.
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Olympics
Plenty of fascinating details with colour and black-and-white photographs cover the ancient games, the rebirth of the Olympics at the end of the 19th century and a brief history of the winter and summer games. Also included are the Paralympics, featuring disabled athletes in a variety of sports, and past Olympic stars.
ISBN 9780756610838
Series Eyewitness series (36 books)
Publisher Dorling Kindersley, 2005
Oxlade, Chris
No book cover.
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On a camel to the moon
A varied collection of poems about travel from dragons on buses to visiting Jupiter. A thought-provoking anthology with fantastic illustrations.
ISBN 9781841382470
Publisher Chrysalis Books Group, 2001
Bloom, Valerie
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On country: stories of Nyrlotte
A delightful story, set in Cape York, focuses on the relationship between a young Aboriginal girl, Nyrlotte, and her strong grandmother. Granny knows all the stories and can sing a cyclone away, and Nyrlotte knows she should always listen to her Granny's warnings. But listening isn't always Nyrlotte's strong point.
ISBN 9780702235450
Publisher University of Queensland Press, 2006
Doyle, Fiona & Doyle, Lionel (ill)
No book cover.
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On Orchard Road
Jane's world has been turned upside down. She has a brand-new sister, and her family has moved to a small town, leaving behind everything she knows. She is sure that she will be miserable. But, a mysterious old lady, a curious boy and an amazing garden prove her wrong.
ISBN 9781921720291
Publisher Walker Books Australia Pty Ltd, 2011
Edgar, Elsbeth
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On safari
Join the author for on a fabulous trip in the wilds of Kenya where you'll meet the king of the beasts and have an ostrich egg for breakfast. Easy to access information includes unusual or amazing facts, photographs, charts and maps.
ISBN 9781865047737
Series X-zone series (48 books)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2004
Topics / Year 6 easy reads /
Savage, Andrea
No book cover.
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On the buzzer
Every year, the students compete to be the school's Sporting Legend, that is, the best out of eight sports. The first round was surfing, then cricket, tennis, and football. Now the kids are ready for a new round.
ISBN 9781921167942
Series Legends (including Anniversary & League of) series (6 of 19)
Publisher Black Dog Books, 2007
Panckridge, Michael
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On the job
There are thousands of jobs that people do to earn their living. Take a look at a few way-out ideas that might inspire you.
ISBN 9781865047560
Series X-zone series (48 books)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2004
Topics / Year 6 easy reads /
Patton, Geoff
No book cover.
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On the whistle
Sam and Vinny start their new term at a school with a proud sporting tradition. But, there's trouble ahead with fierce rivlary between the soccer and rugby league players. Sam signs up for a huge scavenger hunt to save their chosen football code, undaunted by the dirty tricks from their rivals in the soccer team.
ISBN 9780207200540
Series Legends (including Anniversary & League of) series (19 books)
Publisher Angus & Robertson (HarperCollins), 2008
Panckridge, Michael
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On track
Two brothers couldn't be more different. Shaun excels at everything, both in the classroom and on the field. His younger brother, Toby, has a stumbly, fumbly body and can't do anything well. He thinks Sports Day is the worst day of the year. So, Shaun can't understand why Toby gets a laptop or why he is now being trained by Toby's coach, and coming to an elite Athletics Camp. It's just not fair.
ISBN 9780702253737
Publisher University of Queensland Press, 2015
Apel, Kathryn
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On two feet and wings
It is the time of the Iran Iraq war and nine year old Abbas must urgently leave Tehran, because the army has lowered the recruiting age to eight. With his parents forced to remain in Iran, Abbas is alone in Istanbul, with minimal funds and no Turkish language, waiting for a visa to England. He relies on his intelligence, gut instincts and resilience to survive his dire circumstances. A memoir.
ISBN 9781743311059
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2012
Topics / Displacement /
Kazerooni, Abbas
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Once
Felix is hidden by his Jewish parents in a Catholic orphanage during the Nazi invasion of Poland. He runs away to find his parents and lands in the middle of the Holocaust.
ISBN 9780143301950
Series Felix series NEW SERIES 2018 (5 books)
Publisher Penguin, 2005
Gleitzman, Morris
No book cover.
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Once a shepherd
Once there was a shepherd, a very special coat and hope. A family during World War I.
ISBN 9781921720628
Publisher Walker Books Australia Pty Ltd, 2014
Millard, Glenda & Lesnie, Phil (ill)
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Once and future king
A legend of King Arthur set in the 13th century.
ISBN 9780006483014
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, UK, 1996
White, T H
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Once upon a crime
Surprises abound for Sabrina and Daphne Grimm, fairytale detectives extraordinaire. When they venture into the big city, they stumble upon a murder, face betrayal by a friend, and discover an amazing secret about their mother, Veronica.
ISBN 9781865045733
Series Sisters Grimm series (4 of 7)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2008
Buckley, Michael & Ferguson, Peter (ill)
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Once upon a time in the kitchen
Recipes and tales from children's classics let kids cook the food enjoyed by the world's favourite storybook characters.
ISBN 9780975102336
Publisher Citrus Press, 2005
Topics / Year 5 easy reads /
Odell, Carol
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Once upon an alphabet
The twenty-six letters of our alphabet work tirelessly to make words that, in turn, make stories. Find out what happens when each of the letters has its own story. Twenty-six entertaining, short stories introduce a host of new characters plus the occasional familiar face.
ISBN 9780007514274
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, UK, 2014
Jeffers, Oliver
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One
Sixteen year old Grace and Tippi are sisters, best friends and conjoined at the hip. As if life isn't difficult enough, they must leave their sheltered home schooling and go into a world of curious students, constant stares and whispers. But, a heart-wrenching decision lies ahead, one that could tear Grace and Tippi apart and change their lives even more than they ever imagined.
ISBN 9781408863114
Publisher Bloomsbury, 2015
Crossan, Sarah
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One beastly beast
A collection of four fantastic stories in which rude video pirates kidnap an unfortunate boy, a feisty princess takes on a monster, a foundling is sure his lost parents should be scientific types like him and not the monsters and pirates who keep turning up to claim him, and a rather interesting sea serpent and an enchanted penguin get together.
ISBN 9781741754681
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2008
Nix, Garth
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One beetle too many: the extraordinary adventures of Charles Darwin
Find out about Charles Darwin's legendary five year voyage to South America, his love of the natural world and how he formulated his ideas about the way the earth, humans and animals have evolved.
ISBN 9780763614362
Publisher Candlewick Press, 2009
Lasky, Kathryn & Trueman, Matthew (ill)
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One boy's war
Sixteen year old Sydney is overwhelmed by the excitement of the 1914 recruitment campaigns and the bravado of men leaving for the Great War. With enthusiasm, he joins up but soon finds himself in a frontline trench, a long way from home. Reality and the rats begin to bite. Told through Sydney's letters and journal which portray the degradation and disillusionment of life and death in the trenches.
ISBN 9781847801265
Publisher Frances Lincoln, 2010
Huggins-Cooper, L & Benfold Haywood, I (ill)
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One dog and his boy
Hal really longs for a dog of his own but his rich parents are against the mess and disruption it would cause. When his father hires a dog from Easy Pets, Hal thinks all his dreams have come true. But, the dog has been hired just for the weekend and, when Fleck is returned, Hal plans to rescue the dog and run away. When Hal teams up with Pippa, who has released a whole lot of unhappy dogs from their cages at Easy Pets, a rollicking canine adventure begins.
ISBN 9781407124230
Publisher Marion Lloyd books, 2011
Ibbotson, Eva & Rentta, Sharon (ill)
No book cover.
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One half from the East
When Obayda's father loses a leg in a bomb explosion, the family is forced to move from Kabul to a small village. Life is very different and her father rarely leaves his room. To bring luck to the family, Obayda's aunt suggests dressing her as a boy, a bacha posh. Now, she is Obayd. Life in this in-between place is confusing until Obayd meets Rahim, another bacha posh. They can explore on their own, climb trees and play sports. But, their transformation and newfound freedoms can't last forever.
ISBN 9780062572196
Publisher HarperCollins US, 2016
Hashimi, Nadia
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One long thread
Ruby and Sally Moon are twins with very different. personalities. When divorce splits their family, and Sally moves with their mother to the Northern Territory, Ruby holds on to the thought that one day her family will be complete again. But, when tragedy strikes wrapping Sally in a cocoon from which she might never escape, Ruby learns that love is never simple but one of the many tangled branches in her family tree. Includes some mature themes. Usually read by students in Years 9, 10 or above.
ISBN 9780702238925
Publisher University of Queensland Press, 2012
Jeffrey, Belinda
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One minute's silence
In one minute of silence, you can imagine a war long gone. You can share what the soldiers saw and felt as they fought. And if you try, you might be able to imagine the enemy and see that he is not so different from you.
ISBN 9781743316245
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2014
Metzenthen, David & Camilleri, Michael (ill)
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One of our Thursdays is missing
It is a time of unrest in the BookWorld as all-out genre war is rumbling. Only the diplomatic skills of ace literary detective Thursday Next can avert a devastating genre war. But, a week before the peace talks, where Thursday is to play peacekeeping emissary to the warring factions, she vanishes. Sophisticated writing and humour, some coarse language. Usually read by students in Years 9,10 or above.
ISBN 9780670022526
Series Thursday Next series (6 of 6)
Publisher Penguin USA, 2011
Fforde, Jasper
No book cover.
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One perfect pirouette
Attending the National Ballet School has been Brynna's dream. When her parents move to Melbourne so that she can attend a top ballet school, Brynna wonders why she feels so awful about the move and why her brother is angrier than she has ever seen him. Her mother is working hard to keep the family afloat. For Brynna to realise her dream, something has to give.
ISBN 9780702238413
Publisher University of Queensland Press, 2010
Clark, Sherryl
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One small island
Macquarie Island lies in the Southern Ocean, between Antarctica and New Zealand. A speck of green in the vast, windswept sea, it is a haven for many creatures that live above and below the waves. The book explores the island's unique geological beginnings, discovery and degradation at the hands of humans, and the battle to restore it today.
ISBN 9780670072361
Publisher Puffin Australia, 2011
Lester, Alison & Tulloch, Coral
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One step
At fifteen, Dylan is struggling with everything. His explosive acne, his pushy younger sister, his nagging mum, his distant dad and his complete inability to attract any girl. Struggling but surviving. When Dylan's creative writing piece is read to the class, it sets off a chain of events, including unlikely interest from girls, a friend's betrayal and viscous physical and verbal bullying attacks. Dylan's frantic roller coaster of emotions culminates in a revelation that could make or break his survival.Challenging read. Usually read by students in Years 9, 10 or above.
ISBN 9780143573616
Publisher Penguin Books Australia, 2016
Daddo, Andrew
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One thousand and one Arabian nights
A retelling of these fantastic classic tales.
ISBN 9780192750136
Publisher Oxford University Press, 1999
McCaughrean, Geraldine
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One thousand hills
Agabande, Rwanda, April 1994. Pascal and the children in his small village play with the toys they make, go to school and church, and do their chores. But, there are whispers and looks, messages of hate on the radio, and people are leaving. Pascal's simple but happy world is about to change forever. As a ten year old, co-author Noel Zihabamwe actually lived through these atrocities.
ISBN 9781742990750
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2016
Roy, James & Zihabamwe, Noel
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One well: the story of water on Earth
In billions of years, the amount of water on Earth hasn't changed. There is one global well from which we all draw water. How we treat the water will affect every species on the planet now and into the future.
ISBN 9780733320798
Publisher ABC Books, 2007
Strauss, Rochelle & Woods, Rosemary (ill)
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One whole and perfect day
Lily, the sensible one in her family, wants to be like other teenagers, fall in love and not be responsible for everyone. She wants to bring her freakish family together for just one whole and perfect day.
ISBN 9781741148565
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2006
Clarke, Judith
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One would think the deep
Sam has always had things going on in his head that no-one else understands, not even his mum. Now she's dead, it's worse than ever. With his skateboard and a few belongings in a garbage bag, Sam goes to live with the strangers his mum cut ties with seven years ago, Aunty Lorraine and his cousins, Shane and Minty. As the days slowly meld into one another and ghosts from the past reappear, Sam has to make the ultimate decision. Mature read. Usually read by students in Years 9, 10 or above.
ISBN 9780702253942
Publisher University of Queensland Press, 2016
Zorn, Claire
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One-eyed cat
Ned fired just one shot from the forbidden gun. But someone was watching. When a one-eyed cat turns up in an elderly neighbour's yard, Ned is caught in a web of guilt, fear, and shame when he fears his shot wounded the one-eyed cat.
ISBN 9780689839702
Publisher Aladdin Publishing, 2000
Fox, Paula
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Onion tears
Nam-Huong escaped from Vietnam and lost her grandfather on the long terrible voyage. She finds it hard to release her pent up grief, until her teacher falls ill.
ISBN 9780207170287
Publisher HarperCollins Australia, 1990
Kidd, Diana
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Only a matter of time: a story from Kosovo
Drita, an Albanian, and Zoran, a Serb, become friends but this is Kosovo, and Serb-Albanian tension is rising. They find their families are now enemies and they are forced to meet in secret. They are about to begin a fight for their lives.
ISBN 9780750237338
Publisher Hodder Children's Books (Australia), 2001
Ross, Stewart
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Opal dreaming
Finally, the day has come when Jess can bring home Opal, her once in a lifetime horse. But, there's something wrong with the little filly and even the vet is not sure what the trouble is. Jess gets the chance to join an outback droving trip with her friends and, although it's wonderful being out in the bush, she can't stop thinking about Opal and whether she'll survive. Even when there are distractions like Luke.
ISBN 9781742373171
Series Diamond Spirit series (3 of 5)
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2011
Wood, Karen
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Open fire
Plucked from a boring Saturday morning in the library, Napoleon is invited to join a secret project that collects information on great leaders from the big battles of history. The public librarian is not who she seems, and Napoleon meets wisecracking robots and uses cool gadgets in this adventure in which he joins Captain Frances Drake at the sinking of the Spanish armada.
ISBN 9780330425018
Series Battle boy series (1 of 15)
Publisher Pan MacMillan, 2009
Carter, Charlie & Jeffery, Russell (ill)
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Operation Red Jericho
It is Shanghai in 1920. While on board the Expedient, Doug and Becca stumble across an amazing secret. What unfolds is a story of two young people caught up in an astonishing adventure and a story of an ancient order created to protect the world from evil. Book 1 of The Guild trilogy.
ISBN 9781406301755
Series The Guild trilogy series (1 of 3)
Publisher Walker Books, 2007
Mowll, Joshua
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Operation Storm City
Becca and Doug are back at their old family home in India, where they discover research papers containing clues to the expedition route of their missing parents and the location the fabled Storm City. Soon, they are on a perilous journey to the Takla Makan desert, racing against the enemy by steam train, riverboat and airship across the Himalayas. Book 3 of The Guild Trilogy.
ISBN 9781406311327
Series The Guild trilogy series (3 of 3)
Publisher Walker Books, 2009
Mowll, Joshua
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Operation typhoon shore
Battered by a typhoon, the Expedient is shipwrecked on a volcanic island in the Celebes Sea. There is no radio, no rescue and no escape. Doug and Becca MacKenzie's search for their missing parents must wait. When they unearth a strange riddle, Doug and Becca wonder if it holds the key to the dark secrets of the Guild and a means to escaping the island. Book 2 of The Guild trilogy.
ISBN 9781406305463
Series The Guild trilogy series (2 of 3)
Publisher Walker Books, 2007
Mowll, Joshua
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Ophelia and the marvellous boy
Ophelia doesn't believe in anything that can't be proven by science. She and her sister Alice are still grieving for their dead mother when their father takes a job in a strange museum in a city where it always snows. Ophelia soon discovers a boy locked away in a long forgotten room. He is a prisoner of Her Majesty the Snow Queen. And he has been waiting for Ophelia's help.
ISBN 9780385753548
Publisher Knopf Publishing Group, 2014
Foxlee, Karen
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Ophelia: Queen of Denmark
Ophelia, daughter of Denmark's Lord Chancellor and loved by Prince Hamlet, is the girl who will be queen. While Hamlet's family stab, poison or haunt one another, feisty, intelligent and ambitious Ophelia plans a sensible rule, filled with justice and the making of delicious cheeses. Even if she has to pretend to be mad to make it happen, Ophelia will not let anything, not even howling ghosts, stand in her way.
ISBN 9780732298524
Publisher Angus & Robertson (HarperCollins), 2015
French, Jackie
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Optimists die first
Petula has avoided friendship and happiness ever since tragedy struck her family and took her beloved younger sister Maxine. Worse, Petula blames herself. If only she'd kept an eye on her sister, if only she'd sewn the button Maxine choked on better, if only...Now her anxiety is getting out of control, she is forced to attend the world's most hopeless art therapy class. But one day, in walks the Bionic Man: a charming, amazingly tall newcomer called Jacob, who is also an amputee. Petula's ready to freeze him out, just like she did with her former best friend, but when she's paired with Jacob for a class project, there's no denying they have brilliant ideas together - ideas like remaking Wuthering Heights with cats. But Petula and Jacob each have desperately painful secrets in their pasts - and when the truth comes out, there's no way Petula is ready for it. Usually read by students in Years 9, 10 or above.
ISBN 9781783445585
Publisher Andersen Press Ltd, 2017
Nielsen, Susin
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Oracle
Combines history, myth and fantasy. From beyond recorded time, Jackie French takes us on another historical journey. A chance for one girl who tells the truth to change history, and for her brother, an acrobat who accompanies a daring horse dancer across Greece, to attempt to rescue her.
ISBN 9780732288402
Publisher Angus & Robertson (HarperCollins), 2010
French, Jackie
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Oracle of the Morrigan
Sixteen year old Siobhan has travelled back in time to medieval Scotland, before fairies and humans were at war. Her task is to bring back one of the scattered rath stones so that the bloodshed can finally end. Watching the beginnings of the hostility between the Fey and humans, Siobhan breaks free of her own timidity and galvanises those around her to create alliances, rescue captives and recover the rath stone.
ISBN 9780786949748
Publisher Mirrorstone, 2008
Trent, Tiffany & Crilley, Paul
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Oracle, The
In a distant, desert land where servants of the god rule supreme, new Bearer, Mirany, receives visions which reveal the true heir to the kingdom. She must try to stop the corrupt High Priestess from seizing power.
ISBN 9780340843765
Publisher Hodder Children's Books (Australia), 2005
Fisher, Catherine
No book cover.
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Orbit - April
Join Mungo - a really cool dude - and his charming chooks in their groovy Mellow Yard as they gather the best stories, poems, plays, articles, puzzles and comics.
Series School magazine - Orbit and Touchdown (20 books)
Publisher NSW Department of Education,
School magazine team
No book cover.
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Orbit - August
Join Mungo - a really cool dude - and his charming chooks in their groovy Mellow Yard as they gather the best stories, poems, plays, articles, puzzles and comics.
Series School magazine - Orbit and Touchdown (20 books)
Publisher NSW Department of Education,
School magazine team
No book cover.
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Orbit - February
Join Mungo - a really cool dude - and his charming chooks in their groovy Mellow Yard as they gather the best stories, poems, plays, articles, puzzles and comics.
Series School magazine - Orbit and Touchdown (20 books)
Publisher NSW Department of Education,
School magazine team
No book cover.
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Orbit - July
Join Mungo - a really cool dude - and his charming chooks in their groovy Mellow Yard as they gather the best stories, poems, plays, articles, puzzles and comics.
Series School magazine - Orbit and Touchdown (20 books)
Publisher NSW Department of Education,
School magazine team
No book cover.
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Orbit - June
Join Mungo - a really cool dude - and his charming chooks in their groovy Mellow Yard as they gather the best stories, poems, plays, articles, puzzles and comics.
Series School magazine - Orbit and Touchdown (20 books)
Publisher NSW Department of Education,
School magazine team
No book cover.
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Orbit - March
Join Mungo - a really cool dude - and his charming chooks in their groovy Mellow Yard as they gather the best stories, poems, plays, articles, puzzles and comics.
Series School magazine - Orbit and Touchdown (20 books)
Publisher NSW Department of Education,
School magazine team
No book cover.
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Orbit - May
Join Mungo - a really cool dude - and his charming chooks in their groovy Mellow Yard as they gather the best stories, poems, plays, articles, puzzles and comics.
Series School magazine - Orbit and Touchdown (20 books)
Publisher NSW Department of Education,
School magazine team
No book cover.
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Orbit - November
Join Mungo - a really cool dude - and his charming chooks in their groovy Mellow Yard as they gather the best stories, poems, plays, articles, puzzles and comics.
Series School magazine - Orbit and Touchdown (20 books)
Publisher NSW Department of Education,
School magazine team
No book cover.
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Orbit - October
Join Mungo - a really cool dude - and his charming chooks in their groovy Mellow Yard as they gather the best stories, poems, plays, articles, puzzles and comics.
Series School magazine - Orbit and Touchdown (20 books)
Publisher NSW Department of Education,
School magazine team
No book cover.
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Orbit - September
Join Mungo - a really cool dude - and his charming chooks in their groovy Mellow Yard as they gather the best stories, poems, plays, articles, puzzles and comics.
Series School magazine - Orbit and Touchdown (20 books)
Publisher NSW Department of Education,
School magazine team
No book cover.
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Orchard book of fairy tales, The
Classic fairy tales retold with a very slightly, fractured twist for today's kids.
ISBN 9781843621812
Publisher Orchard Books, 2005
Impey, Rose & Beck, Ian
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Ordeal by innocence
Wealthy Rachel Armstrong was struck on the back of the head by a heavy, iron poker and died instantly. Everything points to her estranged, adopted son, Jacko. His alibi that he was picked up by a stranger cannot be confirmed. Jacko is sentenced and dies in prison. But, one day, the stranger returns and the case is reopened because Jacko couldn't have done it. Beautifully illustrated by Chandre.
ISBN 9780007275311
Series Agatha Christie graphic novel series (11 books)
Publisher Harper, 2006
Topics / Graphic novels /
Christie, Agatha & Riviera, Francois (adapt)
No book cover.
292

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Original Olympics, The
Drawings, pictures and fictional stories make the facts of Ancient Greece come to life in this book about the ancient Olympics.
ISBN 9780750225564
Publisher Hodder & Stoughton, 1999
Ross, Stewart
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Orphans of the queen
Hilly and her brother, Egg, were promised sunshine, plenty of food and someone to look after them. When they arrived from England, they were separated. Hilly was sent to a cruel orphanage in Adelaide. Includes mature themes and some strong language.
ISBN 9780734405289
Publisher Thomas C Lothian Pty Ltd, 2004
Starke, Ruth
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Othello
An argument in a street in Venice fuels grudges and passionate jealousies. Military heroism and love; the nature of appearance and reality; the dangers of isolation, jealousy and betrayal are explored. Masks may hide some characters' true motives but the real emotions of Othello and Iago are dramatically revealed. Graphic (Manga) novel with authentic Shakespearean text.
ISBN 9780810983502
Series Manga Shakespeare series (9 of 9)
Publisher SelfMadeHero, 2008
Topics / Graphic novels /
Shakespeare, William & Appignanesi, Richard (adapt)
No book cover.
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Othello: 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 9781846161841
Series Shakespeare stories series (8 of 12)
Publisher Orchard Books, 2007
Matthews, Andrew & Ross, Tony (ill)
No book cover.
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Other brother
Kieran wants to fit in and be part of the in-group at school. He wants to be on the football team. But, then, his cousin Bon turns up. Bon doesn't know anything about fitting in. He looks different, he wears the wrong clothes and he says weird things. Even worse, Julia seems to prefer Bon's company to his. Kieran just wants to ignore Bon but, soon, he is forced to make a choice.
ISBN 9781921720833
Publisher Walker Books, 2012
French, Simon
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Other Christy, The
My name is Christy but nobody calls me that. In my class, there's another girl named Christie, who is popular and loud, and everyone likes her. I've become just the other Christy, the spare Christy. Just once, I'd like to be noticed and have a real friend. Someone I can bake treats for and who just gets me, and my weird, fussy Grandpa.
ISBN 9780143505723
Publisher Penguin, 2016
Phommavanh, Oliver
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Other wind, The
Earthsea is threatened by the return of the dragons and an invasion by the dead. But, it is Alder's desire to be reunited with his beloved dead wife that creates the greatest threat. Recognising this, Alder takes Sparrowhawk's advice and journeys to the Immanent Grove on Roke. His companions are Tenar, Tehanu, the young King Lebannen and the amber-eyed Irian, a dragon able to take the shape of a woman.
ISBN 9781842552117
Series Earthsea series, The (5 of 5)
Publisher Orion, 2003
Le Guin, Ursula
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Otherwise known as Sheila the great
Sheila is trying to retain her reputation as great while facing two of her greatest fears - dogs and water. Sheila learns you don't have to save face to keep a friendship.
ISBN 9780440467014
Series Fudge series (2 of 5)
Publisher Yearling, 1976
Blume, Judy
No book cover.
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Ottoline and the purple fox
Ottoline and Mr Munroe love puzzles, clues and mysteries. One day, they meet an enigmatic purple fox, who offers to take them on a night-time urban safari. The fox shows them all the hidden animals of the city and Ottoline makes notes on them in her field notebook. Mr Munroe is making notes too - on the anonymous poems he finds stuck to lampposts on their journey. Who is the secretive poet, and how can he and Ottoline help them mend their broken heart?
ISBN 9781447277927
Series Ottoline series NEW SERIES 2018 (4 books)
Publisher Pan MacMillan, 2016
Riddell, Chris
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Ottoline and the yellow cat
Daring burglaries have taken place all over town and precious lapdogs are disappearing. Ottoline Brown and her best friend, Mr Munroe, must find out what is happening and do something.
ISBN 9781405050579
Series Ottoline series NEW SERIES 2018 (4 books)
Publisher MacMillan, 2007
Riddell, Chris
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Ottoline at sea
Ottoline and Mr Munroe do everything and go everywhere together. That is, until the day Mr Munroe mysteriously disappears leaving a strange clue written in string... Armed with her Amateur Roving Collectors' travel pass Ottoline sets off on a journey over, under and on top of the sea to find her hairy best friend - and bring him back home.
ISBN 9780330472012
Series Ottoline series NEW SERIES 2018 (4 books)
Publisher Pan MacMillan, 2015
Riddell, Chris
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Ottoline goes to school
Meet Ottoline and her hairy, helpful friend Mr. Munroe. Ottoline is off to the Alice B. Smith School for the Differently Gifted, but she is rather worried that she doesn't have a special gift. Mr. Munroe is more worried about the ghost who is said to haunt the school halls at night. Does Ottoline discover her hidden talent and can they expose the spook?
ISBN 9780330472005
Series Ottoline series NEW SERIES 2018 (4 books)
Publisher Pan MacMillan, 2015
Riddell, Chris
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Ottoline 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 Ottoline series NEW SERIES 2018 (4 books)
Riddell, Chris
No book cover.
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Our Aunty Sharon
Popular Sharon is one deadly relative, a proud and gregarious Aunty to all the mob.
ISBN 9780980359305
Publisher Indij Readers, 2007
Prior, Chasity & Karen Briggs (ill)
No book cover.
Our Australian girl 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. Although written by different authors, the series themes are similar and there are a large number of titles.
Series Our Australian girl series (44 books)
Various
No book cover.
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Our home is dirt by sea
Poetry is magical and funny, and tells stories about life. This collection includes forty-five different kinds of poems, by thirty-five Australian poets. They share, reveal and confess parts of their life experiences in passionate, angry, absurd, moving and hilarious ways.
ISBN 9781925081190
Publisher Walker Books Australia Pty Ltd, 2016
Bates, Dianne (ed)
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Our stories: Australian Federation
Before 1901, the nation of Australia did not exist. Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria, Tasmania, South Australia and Western Australia were six separate colonies under British rule. Find out how ordinary citizens became the first in the world to write and vote for their own Constitution, and how they came together to form the nation of Australia.
ISBN 9781922179944
Publisher HarperCollins Australia, 2014
Brennan, Net
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Our stories: Australian flags and emblems
The story of Australia is told by the flags and the emblems we see around us. They display our past, our cultural heritage, our national treasures and the amazing diversity of each state. Find out about our rich history and what we value.
ISBN 9781742031095
Publisher Black Dog Books, 2013
Tayleur, Karen
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Our stories: Canberra, Federal capital
In 1901, when the six British colonies of early Australia came together to form one country, a new capital city was proposed. Find out why Canberra was selected and how it became an important treasure trove of historical, artistic, sporting and scientific achievements. Discover Canberra, the federal capital of Australia.
ISBN 9781922179319
Publisher Walker Books Australia Pty Ltd, 2013
Hawkins, Tracey
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Our stories: Child convicts
In eighteenth century Britain, children were tried in court like adults. Some as young as nine were transported to the colonies. Their names may not be familiar but a child convict became the first person hanged in Australia, another is celebrated on our twenty dollar note and one would count a future prime minister as a descendant. Their stories are ones of survival and building Australia as a nation.
ISBN 9781742032238
Publisher HarperCollins Australia, 2013
Brennan, Net
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Our stories: Protest in Australia
Through protest, Australians have united to fight for change and have influenced the outcome of many causes. From human rights to the environment, this book traces Australia's proud history of protest.
ISBN 9781922244543
Publisher Black Dog Books, 2016
Lawson, Sue
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Our stories: Sportsmanship
Australia's passion for sport often defines our history, our traditions, our values and our identity. These are the stories of the sportsmen and women whose talents have stopped the nation. These are the moments when we threw our arms in the air and cheered.
ISBN 9781742032337
Publisher HarperCollins Australia, 2016
Brennan, Net
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Our village in the sky
Our village sits above the great river, nestled in the Himalayan mountains. This is what we do on summer days when school is closed for holiday time, in our village in the sky.
ISBN 9781743318140
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2014
Brian, Janeen & Spudvilas, Anne (ill)
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Our world of water
Regardless of the wealth or poverty of countries, water is vital for our survival. The daily lives of six children from Peru, Mauritania, Bangladesh, Ethiopia, Tajikistan and California show where water comes from, what it means to them and how they use it. The photographs and real life stories also touch on climate change and pollution.
ISBN 9781845076481
Publisher Frances Lincoln, 2008
Hollyer, Beatrice
No book cover.
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Our world: Bardi Jaawi life at Ardiyooloon
This book provides a rare glimpse into the lives of the children of a remote Indigenous community, 200km north of Broome, Western Australia. They carry on the culture of the Bardi Jaawi people as they build fish traps, make spears and boomerangs, hunt crabs, turtles and dugong, learn traditional dances and share traditional stories.
ISBN 9781921248238
Publisher Magabala Books, 2010
One Arm Point Remote Community School
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Out of bounds
Travis and Mitchell are locked together on eleven points. But, the boys are not the only ones with a fight on their hands. Karla's pushing the boundaries of what the girls are allowed to play and she's not going to take no for an answer.
ISBN 9781876372675
Series Legends (including Anniversary & League of) series (19 books)
Publisher Black Dog Books, 2005
Panckridge, Michael
No book cover.
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Out of order: between age poems
An anthology that identifies the many issues of older adolescents' angst.
ISBN 9780237522902
Publisher Evans Bros, 2002
Peters, Andrew Fusek
No book cover.
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Out of the dust
Billie Jo describes the difficulties of rural life in Oklahoma during the dust storms of 1934 and 1935, the brutal reality of her mother's death, her own injuries and her father's illness. Billie Jo's story is dark and intriguing, with a trace of hope.
ISBN 9780590371254
Publisher Scholastic US, 1997
Hesse, Karen
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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 Out of this world series (16 books)
Various
No book cover.
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Outbreak
Miriam's mother is starting to buy extra food to put away. Both her parents insist on calling her by her non-Jewish nickname and Miriam is struggling to understand what is going on. Through talking with friends who have overheard their parents' conversations and listening to the radio, Miriam learns about the coming to power of Adolph Hitler.
ISBN 9780713688405
Publisher A & C Black, 2008
Prince, Alison
No book cover.
22232
Outcast
For two moons, Torak has hidden a terrible secret and now it is revealed. He bears the mark of the Soul-Eater and must pay the price. Cast out from the clans, he is alone, cut off from his best friend and his beloved pack-brother. Torak flees to the haunted reed-beds of Lake Axehead where he is hunted by the Otter Clan and taunted by the Hidden People. As soul-sickness claims him, he falls prey to an even greater menace.
ISBN 9780060728366
Series Chronicles of ancient darkness series (4 of 5)
Publisher Orion, 2009
Paver, Michelle & Taylor, Geoff (ill)
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Outcast of Redwall
An escape into the snowbound winter night starts a life-long enmity between two young creatures - a badger and a ferret. By turns they become the hunter and the hunted, which stretches from the north to the east wastelands.
ISBN 9780091767211
Series Redwall series (8 of 17)
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 1995
Jacques, Brian
No book cover.
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Outcast, The
First in the Outcast Trilogy, this story introduces the chip-enhanced city dwellers of the future.
ISBN 9780732257682
Publisher HarperCollins Australia, 1997
Bernard, Patricia
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Outlaw - the story of Robin Hood
Lost in a dark, strange forest, Robin is rescued by a crew of misfits, the Outlaws. He seeks justice and revenge against the Sheriff of Nottingham, once and for all.
ISBN 9780007465927
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, UK, 2012
Morpurgo, Michael
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Outlaw son: the story of Ned Kelly
Described as a kind and gentle man, who was also a bank robber, thief and murderer, Ned Kelly is Australia's most famous bush ranger.
ISBN 9781742030784
Publisher Black Dog Books, 2009
Hunt, Paula
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Outpost
Life on the remote moon Ord is dangerous. Random eruptions in the ice, extreme cold, loneliness and loss: it's all Dece knows. Until one day he sees a mysterious object caught in the rings of the nearby gas planet, Cotal. With no choice but to investigate, what he will find is so extraordinary that it is almost beyond understanding.
ISBN 9780143305927
Publisher Puffin Australia, 2012
Baillie, Allan
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Over sea, under stone
Jane, Barney and Simon have their first journey with Great-Uncle Merry to find the gleaming grail in the battle against the Dark.
ISBN 9780140303629
Series Dark is rising series (1 of 5)
Publisher Puffin UK, 2002
Cooper, Susan
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Over the wall
The first round was surfing, then cricket, tennis and football. Now the kids are ready for a new round - soccer.
ISBN 9781921167935
Series Legends (including Anniversary & League of) series (5 of 19)
Publisher Black Dog Books, 2007
Panckridge, Michael
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Owl ninja
A drumbeat echoes through the mountains. It is calling the samurais to war. The samurai kids at Cockroach Ryu (school) don't want to fight. Somehow, they must persuade the emperor to silence the drum and stop the war.
ISBN 9781921150371
Series Samurai kids series (2 of 6)
Publisher Walker Books, 2008
Fussell, Sandy & Nest James, Rhian (ill)
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Owl service, The
Three children find a mysterious set of dishes in an attic which sets off a chain of events from an ancient Welsh drama.
ISBN 9780007127894
Publisher HarperCollins Australia, 2002
Garner, Alan
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Own goal
Danny loves supporting his local team, City FC. So, when everyone starts supporting the Italian team, Forza FC, Danny is angry. His club is in jeopardy and needs their support. Danny decides to investigate the sudden popularity of the new team, starting with Forza's billionaire owner. That's when danger really starts for Danny as he tries to uncover the sinister reasons behind Forza's success and save City FC.
ISBN 9780141331195
Series Foul play series (5 of 5)
Publisher Puffin UK, 2011
Palmer, Tom
No book cover.
296
Oxford book of story poems, The
With the common theme of narrative verse, this collection of poems contains humorous and serious verse for children and adults.
ISBN 9780192762122
Publisher Oxford University Press, 2002
Harrison, Michael & Stuart-Clark, Christopher
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Oxford treasury of classic poems
An anthology for middle years' students for all times.
ISBN 9780192762894
Publisher Oxford University Press, 2004
Harrison, Michael & Stuart-Clark, Christopher
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