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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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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.
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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
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Obsidio: The Illuminae files_03
Kady, Ezra, Hanna, and Nik narrowly escaped with their lives from the attacks on Heimdall station and now find themselves crammed with 2,000 refugees on the container ship, Mao. With the jump station destroyed and their resources scarce, the only option is to return to Kerenza, but who knows what they will find seven months after the invasion? With time running out, a final battle will be waged on land and in space, heroes will fall, and hearts will be broken. Usually read in years 9, 10 or above.
ISBN 9781925266726
Series Illuminae files NEW SERIES 2020 (3 of 3)
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2018
Kaufman, Amie & Kristoff, Jay
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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)
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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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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
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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
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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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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
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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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Oliver Nocturne series
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Series Oliver Nocturne series (5 books)
Emerson, Kevin
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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 triad of finity
This is the definitive ending to the Oliver Nocturne series, tying together story lines and details from the entire series and revealing the true nature of Oliver's destiny, published by the author as he originally envisioned it. Now, the series is complete.
ISBN 9780615472096
Series Oliver Nocturne series (6 of 5)
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)
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On hope
In On Hope, one of the lead organisers of the Australian Climate strike, 17-year-old Daisy Jeffrey shows how ordinary people are fighting back and demanding we address climate change to help save our planet. Daisy was at the centre of a movement that joined people together to drive change. She reveals what prompted the action, what she and her friends believe and why she is choosing hope over indifference and standing up to speak truth to power.
ISBN 9780733644665
Publisher Hachette Australia, 2020
Jeffrey, Daisy
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On the come up
Bri is sixteen and is desperate to be a rapper. In fact, she wants to be the best rapper of all time. But as a kid who is always in trouble, comes from a difficult home life and is African American, she has a lot o challenges to overcome in order to ever break into the rap world and get her come up. She has to walk a careful line between who she really is and who the public want her to be. Usually read by students in years 9, 10 and above.
ISBN 9781406372168
Publisher Walker Books, 2019
Thomas, Angie
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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 (1 of 5)
Publisher Penguin, 2005
Gleitzman, Morris
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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 time: Regina rising
Sixteen-year-old Regina seeks romance, adventure, and approval. Of course, getting approval from a mother like Cora is next to impossible. For Regina, friendships have always been a rare commodity. Could it be that Regina has finally found a true friend? Or is it too good to be true? As Regina struggles to find her own identity and create her own destiny, she discovers that her fate might just be to become everything she despises.
ISBN 9781785659539
Publisher Titan Books, 2018
Toliver, Wendy
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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 careless night
Where the mist swallows mountains and winds whisper through ancient trees, a mother and her pup run wild and free. They hunt, but they are also hunted. Carted away. Sold for bounty. And then, one careless night...The last thylacine is gone. The beautiful but heartbreaking story of Australia's last thylacine (Tasmanian tiger), which died in captivity.
ISBN 9781925381856
Publisher Walker Books Australia Pty Ltd, 2019
Booth, Christina
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One dark throne
The battle for the crown has begun, but which of the three sisters will prevail? With the unforgettable events of the Quickening behind them and the Ascension Year underway, all bets are off. Katharine, once the weak and feeble sister, is stronger than ever before. Arsinoe, after discovering the truth about her powers, must figure out how to make her secret talent work in her favour without anyone finding out. And Mirabella, once thought to be the strongest sister of all and the certain Queen Crowned, faces attacks like never before- ones that put those around her in danger that she can't seem to prevent.
ISBN 9781509807734
Publisher MacMillan, 2017
Blake, Kendare
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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
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One of us is lying
On Thursday afternoon, five students at Bayview High walk into detention. Bronwyn, the brain, is Yale-bound and never breaks a rule. Addy, the beauty, is the picture-perfect homecoming princess. Nate, the criminal, is already on probation for dealing. Cooper, the athlete, is the all-star baseball pitcher. And Simon, the outcast, is the creator of Bayview High's notorious gossip app. Only, Simon never makes it out of that classroom. Before the end of detention, Simon's dead. And according to investigators, his death wasn't an accident. On Thursday, he died. But on Friday, he'd planned to post juicy reveals about all four of his high-profile classmates, which makes all four of them suspects in his murder. Or are they just the perfect patsies for a killer who's still on the loose? Everyone has secrets, right? What really matters is how far you would go to protect them. Usually read by students in Years 9, 10 or above.
ISBN 9780141375632
Publisher Penguin Books Ltd, UK, 2017
McManus, Karen. M.
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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 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. Usually read by students in Years 9, 10 and above.
ISBN 9780750237338
Publisher Hodder Children's Books (Australia), 2001
Ross, Stewart
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Only the good spy young
When Cammie Morgan enrolled at the Gallagher Academy, she knew she was preparing for the dangerous life of a spy. What she didn't know was that the serious, real-life danger would start during her junior year of high school. But that's exactly what happened two months ago when Cammie faced off against an ancient terrorist organisation dead set on kidnapping her. Now the danger follows her everywhere, and even Cammie "The Chameleon" can't hide. When a terrifying encounter in London reveals that one of her most-trusted allies is actually a rogue double-agent, Cammie no longer knows if she can trust her classmates, her teachers, or even her own heart.
ISBN 9781423128205
Series The Gallagher girls series (4 of 6)
Publisher Hyperion Books, 2010
Carter, Ally
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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: 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 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. Usually read by students in Years 9, 10 or above.
ISBN 9780340843765
Publisher Hodder Children's Books (Australia), 2005
Fisher, Catherine
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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)
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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. Usually read by students in Years 9, 10 and above.
ISBN 9780734405289
Publisher Thomas C Lothian Pty Ltd, 2004
Starke, Ruth
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Othello
William Shakespeare's Othello takes place in 16th-century Venice and also Cyprus. Othello who is a noble black warrior in the Venetian army that secretly married a beautiful white woman called Desdemona who is the daughter of a prominent senator named Brabantio. Usually read by students in Years 9, 10 and above.
ISBN 9781107615595
Series Shakespeare original plays mature reads (15 books)
Publisher Cambridge University Press, 2014
Shakespeare, William & Coles, Jane & Gibson, Rex & Wienand, Vicki & Andrews, Richard (ed)
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Othello: graphic novel
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.Usually read by students in Years 9, 10 or above.
ISBN 9780810983502
Series Manga Shakespeare series (9 of 9)
Publisher SelfMadeHero, 2008
Topics / Graphic novels /
Shakespeare, William & Appignanesi, Richard (adapt)
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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. Usually read by students in years 9, 10 and above.
ISBN 9781842552117
Series Earthsea series, The (5 of 5)
Publisher Orion, 2003
Le Guin, Ursula
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Out of order: between age poems
An anthology that identifies the many issues of older adolescents' angst. Usually read by students in Years 9, 10 or above.
ISBN 9780237522902
Publisher Evans Bros, 2002
Peters, Andrew Fusek
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Out of sight, out of time
The last thing Cammie Morgan remembers is leaving the Gallagher Academy to protect her friends and family from the Circle of Cavan-an ancient terrorist organization that has been hunting her for over a year. But when Cammie wakes up in an alpine convent and discovers that months have passed, she must face the fact that her memory is now a black hole. The only traces left of Cammie's summer vacation are the bruises on her body and the dirt under her nails, and all she wants is to go home. Once she returns to school, however, Cammie realizes that even the Gallagher Academy now holds more questions than answers. Cammie, her friends, and mysterious spy-guy Zach must face their most difficult challenge yet as they travel to the other side of the world, hoping to piece together the clues that Cammie left behind. It's a race against time. The Circle is hot on their trail and willing stop at nothing to prevent Cammie from remembering what she did last summer.
ISBN 9781423147947
Series The Gallagher girls series (5 of 6)
Publisher Hyperion Books, 2012
Carter, Ally
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Out of the blue
When angels start falling from the sky, it seems like the world is ending. But for Jaya the world ended when her mother died, two weeks before the first angel fell. Smashing down to earth at extraordinary speeds, wings bent, faces contorted, not a single angel has survived and, as the world goes angel crazy, Jaya's father uproots the family to Edinburgh, intent on catching one alive. But Jaya can't stand his obsession and, struggling to make sense of her mother's sudden death and her own role on that fateful day, she's determined to stay out of it. Then something extraordinary happens: an angel lands right at Jaya's feet, and it's alive. Usually read by students in Years 9, 10 & above.
ISBN 9781509853168
Publisher Pan MacMillan, 2018
Cameron, Sophie
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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. Usually read by students in Years 9, 10 or above.
ISBN 9780590371254
Publisher Scholastic US, 1997
Hesse, Karen
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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 22)
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 1995
Jacques, Brian
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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 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. Usually read by students in Years 9, 10 or above.
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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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. Usually read by students in Years 9, 10 or above.
ISBN 9780007127894
Publisher HarperCollins Australia, 2002
Garner, Alan
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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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