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Booklists

Challenge Level : K-2 Challenge Level : 3-4 Challenge Level : 5-6 Challenge Level : 7-9
ID Title Author  
3552
R-T, Margaret and the rats of NIMH
Two lost children join Rasco and the Rats of NIMH.
ISBN 9780064403870
Series Rats of NIMH series (3 of 3)
Publisher HarperTrophy, 1991
Conly, Jane Leslie
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17040
Race at the rock
Mitch is excited about returning to school for the Sandhurst Legends Competition and plans to win again. But' Travis doesn't like to lose and he has had all year to plan his revenge so Mitch may not repeat last year's performance.
ISBN 9781876372484
Series Legends (including Anniversary & League of) series (19 books)
Publisher Black Dog Books, 2004
Panckridge, Michael
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5555
Race to Kangaroo Cliff, The
The School Ship Tobermory and its brave young crew are journeying to Australia to participate the prestigious Tall Ships race. Along the way, the crew will have to face a series of perilous challenges, including water shortages, crocodile attacks and scuba-diving catastrophes. Will the crew be able to win the race in the face of such adversity?
ISBN 9781780274539
Publisher Birlinn Ltd, 2018
McCall Smith, Alexander & McIntosh, Iain (ill)
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10176
Racing cars
Find out how racing cars go so fast, what it's like in the driving seat and how teams prepare for a big race. With exciting photographs, diagrams, cartoon illustrations and a fold-out map of an F1 race track, this book reveals the secrets of speed, from how an engine works to what happens at a pit stop. Includes internet links to exciting websites with virtual tours, championships and Grand Prix information.
ISBN 9780746093795
Series Usborne beginners plus series (16 books)
Publisher Usborne Publishing Ltd, 2011
Usborne
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3587
Racso and the rats of NIMH
A sequel to Robert O'Brien's 'Mrs Frisby and the rats of NIMH' written by his daughter, Jane Conly. A young city rat runs away to join the rats of NIMH in their new home and hopes to prove his worth to them.
ISBN 9780064402453
Series Rats of NIMH series (2 of 3)
Publisher HarperTrophy, 1991
Conly, Jane Leslie & Lubin, Leonard (ill)
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13103
Radio Boy
When Spike gets fired from hospital radio, he decides to launch his own show from a makeshift studio in his dad's shed, under the secret identity of Radio Boy. Spike quickly becomes an underground hit. But will he handle his newfound fame well? Is calling a homework strike a good idea? Will he impress Katherine Hamilton, the girl he wants to marry? Can he keep his identity a secret? The answers to these questions are inside this book. (SPOILER ALERT: mostly the answers are 'no'.)
ISBN 9780008183325
Publisher HarperCollins Children's Books, 2017
O'Connell, Christian & Biddulph, Rob (ill)
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5720
Radio boy and the revenge of Grandad
Radio Boy, Spike Hughes continues to broadcast to the world from his garden shed. When Grandad Ray comes to stay Spike invites him to join the radio show and he is an instant hit with the listeners, at first.
ISBN 9780008200596
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, UK, 2018
O'Connell, Christian
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Railway children, The
A middle class family, living in London at the end of the eighteenth century, falls on hard times when their father unexpectedly goes away. They move to a simple cottage in the country where they befriend the local railway porter who goes by the name of Perks. The children have exciting adventures around the railway but the mystery about their father remains.
ISBN 9780141321608
Publisher Puffin Australia, 2010
Nesbit, Edith
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9322
Rain May and Captain Daniel
Rain May and her mum escape their old inner-city life for a dream house in the country. There are more than a few surprises in store like discovering a platypus or the fun of befriending eleven year old, Captain Daniel, who lives next door.
ISBN 9780702233371
Publisher University of Queensland Press, 2002
Bateson, Catherine
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20795
Rainbow bird
An unseen, unnamed narrator takes us on a journey through fear, uncertainty and despair to hope. The book was created by a fourteen year old girl, whose inspiration came from conversations with her grandfather about his trips to Port Augusta's detention centre for refugees and asylum seekers.
ISBN 9781862547735
Publisher Wakefield Press, 2007
Cavouras, Czenya
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9094
Rainbow Valley
Anne Shirley has married Gilbert and now is the mother of six mischievous children. The children discover a special place all their own, but they never dream of what will happen when a strange family moves nearby.
ISBN 9780553269215
Series Anne of Green Gables series (7 of 10)
Publisher Scholastic UK, 1984
Montgomery, L M
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323
Rainforests of Australia
Colourful photographs highlight this book about the ecology of Australian rainforests.
ISBN 9780710630391
Publisher Jacaranda, 1992
Churchett, Graham
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69597
Raising the bar
Every year, the students compete to be the school's Sporting Legend, the best out of eight sports. They have done surfing, cricket, tennis and football and now the kids are ready for a new round.
ISBN 9781921167959
Series Legends (including Anniversary & League of) series (7 of 19)
Publisher Black Dog Books, 2007
Panckridge, Michael
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Ramona the pest
Ramona can't understand how she upsets people when she really doesn't mean to be a pest.
ISBN 9780192750976
Publisher Oxford University Press, 2000
Cleary, Beverly
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9694
Ramose and the tomb robbers
Ramose has been kidnapped by tomb robbers. He will need all the luck of the gods if he is to return as Pharaoh.
ISBN 9781921167065
Series Ramose series (2 of 4)
Publisher Black Dog Books, 2006
Wilkinson, Carole
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Ramose series
Any two books from this series may be read as Challenge books and up to five more can be read as personal choice books. Go to the online booklists for the PRC ID of the individual books in this series.
Series Ramose series (4 books)
Wilkinson, Carole
No book cover.
5266
Ramose: prince in exile
Someone tries to kill Prince Ramose. If they think he is dead, he will be safe. He lives in disguise, but will this pampered, selfish prince survive.
ISBN 9781921167058
Series Ramose series (1 of 4)
Publisher Black Dog Books, 2006
Wilkinson, Carole
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14074
Ramose: sting of the scorpion
Ramose is on the run. He has been living in disguise, travelling back to the royal palace where he hopes to regain his place as heir to the throne of Egypt. Ramose may be close to becoming Pharoah but his journey could end with the sting of a scorpion.
ISBN 9781921167225
Series Ramose series (3 of 4)
Publisher Black Dog Books, 2006
Wilkinson, Carole
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9740
Ramose: the wrath of Ra
Everyone has turned against Ramose and someone is trying to kill him. He must escape from the rebels. He needs to find someone willing to help him.
ISBN 9781921167232
Series Ramose series (4 of 4)
Publisher Black Dog Books, 2006
Wilkinson, Carole
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5925
Randall's wall
Randall has found that by building an invisible wall he can protect himself from the judgements of his classmates and his many problems at home. Inside his wall, he can dream and forget about his real life. Living in a house with no running water means Randall can't bathe so he is teased for smelling. One day, Randall makes a friend and slowly, frighteningly, his wall begins to crumble.
ISBN 9780689835582
Publisher Aladdin Publishing, 2000
Fenner, Carol
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Ranger in Danger series
Any two titles read from this series can be included as official Challenge books; up to five more titles can be included as your personal choice books. To see the individual book titles and their PRC ID numbers, go to the Series lists on the Booklists page on the website. Or, you can search for a series name or the individual titles by using the Search function on the top left hand corner of the screen.
Series Ranger in Danger series (3 books)
Willmore, Sean & Reynolds, Alison
No book cover.
5054
Rania: this is the book of you
The ghost girl has messages just for Rania, if only she could work out what they mean. Rania works hard at school, has great friends and is happy with her life. Rania is delighted when her favourite cousin joins her at school but now Andrea seems to be competing with her. There is so much going on that Rania struggles to know just what to do first.
ISBN 9781742990118
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2014
Abdel-Fattah, Randa
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71498
Raps 4 little fullas
Raps and chants of appeal to Aboriginal children, written by Indigenous Australians.
ISBN 9780975686010
Publisher Indij Readers, 2004
Ross, Monkey Mark
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Rapscallion's revenge
You're off to the top end of Australia in disguise. Bring on the danger! Massive crocodiles, hungry sharks, wild pigs and uncharted shipwreck...Can you capture the crocodile hunters, before they stalk you? And who is the mysterious Rapscallion? You the reader decide your destiny with over 20 possible endings. Written in conjunction with real wild life ranger Sean Willmore.
ISBN 9781742117942
Series Ranger in Danger series (3 books)
Publisher The Five Mile Press Pty Ltd, 2010
Willmore, Sean & Reynolds, Alison
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25185
Rapunzel's revenge
A fun reworking of the Rapunzel fairy tale that boasts a strong-willed, plucky heroine in an Old West setting. Expect oodles of hair-braid-lassoing as Punzie takes on the bad dudes and even finds the time to fall in love. Graphic novel.
ISBN 9780747587439
Publisher Bloomsbury, 2008
Topics / Graphic novels /
Hale, Shannon & Hale, Dean & Hale, Nathan (ill)
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25041
Rare beasts
Dark comedy results when abandoned twins get busy with some torturous tricks. Masterminding mischief and creating chaos are the order of the day for this nasty pair. Their plans are unpleasantly humorous and spiced with suspense.
ISBN 9780733617911
Series Edgar & Ellen series (1 of 6)
Publisher Hodder Headline Australia Pty Ltd, 2003
Ogden, Charles
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46252
Ratburger
Things are not looking good for Zoe. Her stepmother, Sheila, is so lazy, she gets Zoe to pick her nose for her. The school bully, Tina Trotts, makes her life a miser, mainly by flobbing on her head. And, now, the evil Burt from Burt's Burgers is after her pet rat. I wonder what he wants it for.
ISBN 9780007453535
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, UK, 2012
Walliams, David
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Rats of NIMH series
Any two books from this series may be read as Challenge books and up to five more can be read as personal choice books. Go to the online booklists for the PRC ID of the individual books in this series.
Series Rats of NIMH series (3 books)
Various
No book cover.
Raven Lucas series
Any two books from this series may be read as Challenge books and up to five more can be read as personal choice books. Go to the online booklists for the PRC ID of the individual books in this series.
Series Raven Lucas series (3 books)
Harris, Christine
No book cover.
49401
Raven Lucas: Chinese whispers
Raven's dad is still missing and the search is taking her to Malaysia. An attempted theft, intruders and a boat ride into dangerous waters can not stop Raven from learning the truth about what happened to her dad.
ISBN 9781862919297
Series Raven Lucas series (3 of 3)
Publisher Omnibus Books, 2013
Harris, Christine
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8537
Raven Lucas: Dead wrong
Raven Lucas is searching for her missing dad, Elliott. But, the clues don't add up and Raven knows now that her father had dangerous enemies. A journalist with a grudge, a relentless relative, kidnapping, threats and a mysterious car crash add to the threats. Raven needs all of her courage and ingenuity to follow the trail where it leads. Especially when any step could be dead wrong.
ISBN 9781862919280
Series Raven Lucas series (2 of 3)
Publisher Omnibus Books, 2012
Harris, Christine
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830
Raven Lucas: Missing
Raven Lucas used to have a normal life until her father disappeared under suspicious circumstances. The police aren't interested in Raven's theories, her mother is slowly sinking into another nervous breakdown and Raven's uncle, her father's business partner, is getting a little too close to the family. With the help of her friends, Raven starts searching for clues and discovers how little she knows about her dad.
ISBN 9781862919341
Series Raven Lucas series (1 of 3)
Publisher Omnibus Books, 2012
Harris, Christine
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47146
Raven's mountain
Raven's mother remarries and her new stepfather decides to take Raven and her older sister camping. They go to the mountain of his childhood and Raven is the first to climb to the peak. It's here that things go terribly wrong. The rock under Raven's feet cracks and she falls, crashing down over the edge of the cliff. When she finally comes to, no one answers Raven's calls.
ISBN 9781742374659
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2011
Orr, Wendy
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Raymie Nightingale
When her father abandons the family, young Raymie Clarke hatches a plan. To gain her dad's approval and immediate return, she'll enter and win the Little Miss Central Florida Tyre competition. Raymie must do good deeds and learn to twirl a baton. She must also contend with the frequently fainting Louisiana and the fiery Beverley. As the competition approaches, loneliness, loss and unanswerable questions draw them into an unlikely friendship, and challenge each girl to come to the rescue in unexpected ways.
ISBN 9781406363135
Publisher Walker Books, 2016
DiCamillo, Kate
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109695
Ready, set, go
Discover why humans make such good long-distance runners and how the body stores energy and uses muscles. Find out about the ypes of running races and some racing heroes.
ISBN 9781865048802
Series X-zone series (48 books)
Publisher Scholastic US, 2005
Topics / Year 6 easy reads /
Gallagher, Brendan
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618391
Real friends
Following little Shannon's life from kindergarten through fifth grade, Real Friends captures the emotional roller coaster ride of friendship, from navigating the tricky waters of cliques and bullies to her never-ending struggle to stay in "The Group". Shannon's honest and heartfelt story reminds us of how hard it was to learn what real friends are - and why finding them is worth the journey.
ISBN 9781626727854
Publisher Papercutz, 2017
Topics / Graphic novels /
Hale, Shannon & LeUyen, Pham (ill)
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2698
Real thing, The
Only three people in the entire world know the secret formula for Coca-Cola. So, when all three are kidnapped, the extaordinary abilities of Fizzer Boyd must be used to search for the missing recipe.
ISBN 9781921150135
Series The thing series (2 of 3)
Publisher Walker Books, 2007
Topics / Year 6 easy reads /
Falkner, Brian
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40661
Really nearly deadly canoe ride, The
Shiny-boy Diamond and his mate, Pod, have been given an old Canadian canoe, the Wolverine. They decide to canoe from Sockby all the way down to the sea but didn't count on revolting rubbish traps, killer rapids, freaky whirlpools and a container ship ten storeys high.
ISBN 9780143304548
Series Aussie chomps (17 books)
Publisher Puffin Australia, 2009
Metzenthen, David
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499
Really really epic mini-bike ride, The
Pete 'Pod' Podlewski with the bad haircut and his mate, 'Shiny-Boy' Diamond from the wrong side of the tracks, ride their illegal mini-bikes to the end of the disused railway line in search of adventure and girls. Some strong language in context.
ISBN 9780143301219
Series Aussie chomps (17 books)
Publisher Penguin, 2006
Metzenthen, David
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12393
Really really high diving tower, The
Shiny boy and Pod, spend a lot of time at the pool talking, dreaming, making funny remarks to each other about other people who use the pool and trying to impress girls. They often get into trouble with the pool boss for doing silly things.
ISBN 9780143300434
Series Aussie chomps (17 books)
Publisher Puffin Australia, 2003
Metzenthen, David
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587834
Rebel voices: the rise of votes for women
Published in 2018 to mark the anniversary of Women's right to vote in United Kingdom, this incredibly crafted book documents the story of women's right to vote around the world. From 1893 New Zealand to 2015 Saudi Arabia women and their voices have risen up and united to demand the right to "a voice and a choice".
ISBN 9781526300232
Publisher Hachette Children's Books, 2018
Topics / Gender identity /
Stewart, Louise Kay & Knight, Eve Lloyd (ill)
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Reconciliation in Australia seeries
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 Reconciliation in Australia seeries (6 books)
Various
No book cover.
7708
Reconciliation in schools
Find out about the people, the events, organisations and activities that are working towards reconciliation all around Australia. The book is presented by an Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australian, each of whom has a special association with the topic.
ISBN 9781420267341
Series Reconciliation in Australia seeries (6 books)
Publisher MacMillan, 2009
Chaney AO, The Honourable Fred (pres) & Marika, Dr (pres)
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33999
Reconciliation in society
Find out about the people, the events, organisations and activities that are working towards reconciliation all around Australia. The book is presented by an Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australian, each of whom has a special association with the topic.
ISBN 9781420267327
Series Reconciliation in Australia seeries (6 books)
Publisher MacMillan, 2009
Dodson, Professor Mick (pres) & Stanley, Professor Fiona (pres)
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6141
Reconciliation in sports
Find out about the people, the events, organisations and activities that are working towards reconciliation all around Australia. The book is presented by an Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australian, each of whom has a special association with the topic.
ISBN 9781420267303
Series Reconciliation in Australia seeries (6 books)
Publisher MacMillan, 2009
O'Loughlin, Michael (pres) & Thorpe, Ian (pres)
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25317
Reconciliation in the arts
Find out about the people, the events, organisations and activities that are working towards reconciliation all around Australia. The book is presented by an Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australian, each of whom has a special association with the Arts.
ISBN 9781420267310
Series Reconciliation in Australia seeries (6 books)
Publisher MacMillan, 2009
Fanning, Bernard (pres) & Purcell, Leah (pres)
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24668
Reconciliation in the environment and health
Find out about the people, the events, organisations and activities that are working towards reconciliation all around Australia. The book is presented by an Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australian, each of whom has a special association with the topic.
ISBN 9781420267334
Series Reconciliation in Australia seeries (6 books)
Publisher MacMillan, 2009
Mackean, Dr Tamara (pres) & Nossal, Sir Gustav (pres)
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5014
Reconciliation journey, The
Find out about the people, the events, organisations and activities that are working towards reconciliation all around Australia. The book is presented by an Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australian, each of whom has a special association with the topic.
ISBN 9781420267297
Series Reconciliation in Australia seeries (6 books)
Publisher MacMillan, 2009
Huggins, Dr Jackie (pres) & Sanderson AC, Lt Gen John (pres)
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6548
Red
Red can't remember the cyclone, doesn't remember her name, where she lived or who her parents are. Is there anyone left in Sydney she can trust to help her discover who she is and why she needs to get to Melbourne so urgently.
ISBN 9781741758535
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2012
Gleeson, Libby
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44947
Red devil down
For Napoleon, going to the library has never been so much fun and he's off to collect information from another great battle. He's supposed to be finding out who shot down the famous German World War One pilot, the Red Baron, but, instead, finds himself trying to convince a trigger-happy sergeant that he's not a spy. He even gets to try to outrun a German jeep on a rickety, old motorbike, all before the actual mission has even begun.
ISBN 9780330425025
Series Battle boy series (2 of 15)
Publisher Pan MacMillan, 2009
Carter, Charlie & Jeffery, Russell (ill)
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10342
Red fox
On the way to India, The Sea Dragon is shipwrecked. Niya is washed up on a deserted beach, fearing that his friends may all be dead. He is reunited with Chen, but the other Little Cockroaches are nowhere to be found. Niya and Chen soon learn there is only one path their friends would have taken. It leads through the dangerous jungle to the decaying temple city of Angkor. Who has survived? Will the samurai kids ever be the same again?
ISBN 9781922077509
Series Samurai kids series (7 of 6)
Publisher Walker Books, 2012
Fussell, Sandy & Nest James, Rhian (ill)
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Red pencil, The
Twelve year old Amira's dream is to go to school. But, life in her peaceful Sudanese village is shattered when the terrifying Janjaweed militia arrives. They burn her village and unleash unspeakable horrors. Amira needs to find the strength to make the long journey, on foot, to a refugee camp. Life is tough at the camp until the gift of a simple red pencil opens her mind and all kinds of possibilities. Verse novel about real events.
ISBN 9780316247801
Publisher Little, Brown & Co, 2014
Topics / Displacement /
Davis Pinkey, Andrea & Evans, Shane W (ill)
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23669
Red piano, The
For one young girl, a resident of a labour camp, a run-down, old piano brings some humanity into her life and to a system that has none. Each night, she bravely steals away to play on the battered instrument and, sheet by sheet, she gradually assembles, then copies, the music. One night, she is caught at the piano. A story about international concert pianist, Zhu Xiao-Mei, and the Chinese Cultural Revolution.
ISBN 9780980607017
Publisher Wilkins Farago Pty Ltd, 2009
Leblanc, Andre & Barroux (ill)
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Red poppy, The
Young soldier Jim McLeod waits in the trenches of World War I for the order to attack the enemy. With him are his friends, and Nipper, the messenger dog. When they charge across no-man's land, Jim is shot and finds himself face to face with an enemy soldier.
ISBN 9781775430704
Publisher Scholastic New Zealand, 2013
Hill, David & Colston, Fifi (ill)
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Red samurai
Roxy is the White Warrior. She has a crush she is keeping secret, the school bully to deal with plus there is her older sister. Differences between Roxy and Elecktra are easily seen and sibling rivalry becomes a catalyst for what is to come, affecting the immediate family but also the ninja and samurai community. There is an enemy lurking and it soon becomes clear that the White Warrior is about to meet her match.
ISBN 9780732294540
Series Roxy Ran series (2 of 3)
Publisher HarperCollins Australia, 2013
Hall, Tiffiny
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Red wind, The
Every year, Zluty journeys to the great forest while his brother, Bily, stays to tend their desert home. And every year, Zluty returns with exciting tales of his adventures. But, when a devastating red wind sweeps across the land, destroying everything in its path, each brother must fight for his survival.
ISBN 9780670074037
Publisher Penguin, 2010
Carmody, Isobelle
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4217
Redback mansion
A collection of well-crafted literary poems with a rural theme.
ISBN 9780864187680
Publisher Five Islands Press, 2002
Marwood, Lorraine
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4377
Redwall: the graphic novel
A black and white, beautifully illustrated rendition of the classic story. Mathias, the young and clumsy field mouse, must take the place of Martin the Warrior and save Redwall Abbey from the vicious rats. Lead by Cluny the Scourge, the rats prove to be devious and merciless enemies and there will be great battles and much sadness before the end.
ISBN 9780399244810
Publisher Philomel Books, 2007
Jacques, Brian
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2810
Reef superstar
In a wondrous world deep within a coral reef, sea creatures assemble for a contest. Each creature has a special skill or a magic trick to display. Find out who wins the contest to become reef superstar.
ISBN 9781877035579
Publisher Brolly Books, 2005
Killingbeck, Lesley & Toft, Kim Michelle (ill)
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66479
Reflections of a solitary hamster
Meet Hamster, completely self-obsessed and passionate about waffles. Join him and his friends, kindly Mole, diffident Hedgehog, selflessly generous Snail and super-confident Rabbit as they prepare for a celebration, set to change everybody's lives. A deceptively simple book includes philosophical musings on life.
ISBN 9781877467455
Publisher Gecko Press, 2009
Desbordes, Astrid & Martin, Pauline (ill)
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Remarkable secret of Aurelie Bonhoffen, The
Aurelie's family owns, runs and performs on Bonhoffen's Seaside Pier. They have been there for decades but a developer is working to have the fair and the Bonhoffen's removed.
ISBN 9781741660951
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2009
Abela, Deborah
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15155
Remember me
A diary is a good way to get rid of the worries that clutter your mind. Amber needs a diary because her life is getting confusing. Her mum has remarried. Nothing feels the way it should any more, and nothing is ever simple.
ISBN 9781862915268
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2003
Simons, Moya
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70580
Replay
Leo, a quiet boy nicknamed Sardine because he's the middle child in a boisterous family, is cast in the school play as an old woman. He discovers the journal his father kept at thirteen and finds out there's more to dad than he ever knew.
ISBN 9780747581864
Publisher Bloomsbury, 2005
Creech, Sharon
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Reptile room, The
The Baudelaire orphans find their kind Uncle Monty, with whom they would love to live. The Baudelaires find they need to be wary of Count Olaf.
ISBN 9780064407670
Series Series of unfortunate events series (2 of 13)
Publisher HarperCollins US, 2000
Snicket, Lemony
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Reptiles
Outstanding colour photography with clearly written text presented as informative captions and key paragraphs, on a double page spread for each reptile. Lots of Australian reptiles are featured.
ISBN 9780809492473
Publisher Time Life, 1999
Creagh, Carson & Greer, Allen (ed.)
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Restless girls, The
For her twelve daughters, Queen Laurelia's death in a motor car accident is a disaster beyond losing a mother. Their father, King Alberto, cannot bear the idea of the princesses ever being in danger and decides his daughters must be kept safe at all costs. Those costs include their lessons, their possessions and, most importantly, their freedom. But the eldest, Princess Frida, will not bend to his will without a fight and she still has one possession her father can't take: the power of her imagination. And so, with little but wits and ingenuity to rely on, Frida and her sisters begin their fight to be allowed to live.
ISBN 9781408886915
Publisher Bloomsbury, 2018
Burton, Jessie & Barrett, Angela (ill)
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6381
Return of the Indian
Omri can't resist bringing the small people back to life again. But, when the cupboard door opens, Omri finds Little Bull unconscious. As Omri tries to help him, he faces the terrifying responsibility of power , the power of life and death.
ISBN 9780380702848
Series The Indian in the cupboard series (4 of 5)
Publisher HarperTrophy, 2003
Banks, Lynne Reid
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6660
Return of the mummy
After last year's scary adventure Gabe's a little nervous about being back in Egypt. Back near the ancient pyramids. Back where he saw all those creepy mummies. Then he learns about an Egyptian superstition. A secret chant that is supposed to bring mummies back to life. Gabe's uncle says it's just a hoax.
ISBN 9781760273118
Series Goosebumps series (99 books)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2015
Stine, R L
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3637
Return to Del
Lief, Bard and Jasmine must find the heir to the kingdom's throne. But the heir has been in deepest hiding from birth and only the Belt can reveal the hiding place.
ISBN 9781865046808
Series Deltora Quest series (8 of 9)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2000
Rodda, Emily
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7217
Return to Terror Tower
A "Give Yourself Goosebumps" story. This special interactive adventure is a sequel to Goosebumps #27: A Night in Terror Tower--extended into a create-your-own, fright-filled time trek to the Middle Ages.
ISBN 9780590399999
Series Goosebumps series (99 books)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 1998
Stine, R L
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7155
Return to the carnival of horrors
A "Give Yourself Goosebumps" story. You escaped the first time. But Big Al, the evil carnival manager, wants your second visit to last forever! You've got to get out there--before midnight. If you win three midway games, you have a chance. But the games are horrifyingly hard. Like Q Quest. If you pick the wrong number, the penalty will really blow you away! Maybe you should look for a way out on the rides. But watch out for the Roller Ghoster. It's a steer-yourself roller coaster--filled with ghosts! The choice is yours in this scary GOOSEBUMPS adventure that's packed with over 20 super-spooky endings!
ISBN 9780590210621
Series Goosebumps series (99 books)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 1997
Stine, R L
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7249
Revenge of the body squeezers
A "Give Yourself Goosebumps" story. Jack Archer, hero of Invasion of the Body Squeezers, is back in a nonstop chiller about blue aliens and their dreaded "body squeezer" device. The big squeeze scrunches a person down to tennis-ball size and this time you're part of the action...
ISBN 9780590516747
Series Goosebumps series (99 books)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 1999
Stine, R L
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6694
Revenge of the lawn gnomes
Two pink flamingos. A whole family of plaster skunks. Joe Burton's dad loves those tacky lawn ornaments. But then he brings home two ugly lawn gnomes. And that's when the trouble starts. Late at night, When everyone's asleep. Someone's creeping in the garden. Whispering nasty things. Smashing melons. Squashing tomatoes. No way two dumb old lawn ornaments could be causing all the trouble? Is there?
ISBN 9781760273125
Series Goosebumps series (99 books)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2015
Stine, R L
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133612
Revenge of the living dummy
The thrill ride begins when 12-year-old Britney Crosby encounters an old ventriloquist's dummy with a lively secret--and a wicked plan. Just when she thinks the nightmare is over, Britney receives an invitation to an amusement park where everything is not as it seems. Who--or what--is summoning ordinary kids to HorrorLand? Britney and her friends must find out fast--or remain trapped forever in the scariest place on Earth.
ISBN 9780439918695
Series Goosebumps series (99 books)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2008
Stine, R L
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3646
Revolting rhymes
Quite gory but always funny, classic tales retold in a collection for those who love their fairy tales with a satirical, and worldly twist. Meet Cinderella, a young woman who wants to marry a nice, ordinary man and Goldilocks, the house-breaker.
ISBN 9780140568240
Publisher Penguin Books Ltd, UK, 2001
Topics / Year 6 easy reads /
Dahl, Roald
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4135
Rich & rare
Enjoy this wonderful variety of short stories, poetry and artwork from forty-eight of Australia's best creators. Find out about a knitting needle ninja, a violin that comes to life, a cat with many names, a love that cannot be bought, an alien invasion and so much more. From humour to horror, thriller to fantasy, encompassing the past, the present and the future.
ISBN 9781925272116
Publisher Ford Street Publishing, 2015
Collins, Paul (ed)
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9956
Richard Hammond's blast lab
Over thirty really cool experiments from the man who loves fast cars and all things scientific, Top Gear's Richard Hammond. Try these experiments at home but note that some require adult supervision. The book gives practical advice on which ones and how to proceed.
ISBN 9781740337069
Publisher Dorling Kindersley, 2009
Hammond, Richard
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112499
Richard III: a Shakespeare story
Richard 3 was an unpopular king, and this tale explores how he gained, then lost, power during his reign. 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 9781846161858
Series Shakespeare stories series (12 of 12)
Publisher Orchard Books, 2007
Matthews, Andrew & Ross, Tony (ill)
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18154
Riddle Gully runaway
When Mayor Bullock's nephew, Benson, arrives in Riddle Gully, things start disappearing. Overeager newshound Pollo di Nozi points her finger his way and Benson skips town, hitching a ride on a sheep truck. But, when Pollo and her best mate, Will, realise who the real culprit is, they set off to track down Benson to convince him he is not the hopeless scumbag he's come to believe himself to be.
ISBN 9781922089878
Series Riddle Gully series (3 books)
Publisher Fremantle Press, 2014
Banyard, Jen
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46364
Riddle Gully secrets
Junior reporter, Pollo di Nozi, is on the lookout for another juicy news story. When she and her friend, Will, come across two strange campers, they are off to solve a mystery. Unravelling hidden treasure, cunning crooks, mistaken identities and mysterious disappearances might just be Pollo's greatest ever challenge.
ISBN 9781925163957
Series Riddle Gully series (3 books)
Publisher Fremantle Press, 2016
Banyard, Jen
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Riddle Gully series
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Series Riddle Gully series (3 books)
Banyard, Jen
No book cover.
3654
Riddle of the Trumpalar
When two children want to save the Moreton Bay fig tree in their local park, they are taken back in time to colonial days.
ISBN 9781863884914
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2002
Bernard-Waite, Judy
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13249
Ride, Ricardo, ride
Ricardo loved to ride his bike through the village. He rode every day, under endless skies, quiet and clear. But, then, the shadows came and changed Ricardo's life.
ISBN 9781742990736
Publisher Omnibus Books, 2015
Cummings, Phil & Devries, Shane (ill)
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7957
Ridiculous story, A
A fantastic collection of funny stories about a pirate ship, a singing spider, a dancing cat, a sugar fairy, a widow who was mistaken for a witch and many more unlikely characters.
ISBN 9781921049453
Publisher Little Hare Books, 2006
Topics / Year 5 easy reads /
Heimann, Rolf
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9353
Riding
Lucinda Green, professional horsewoman, eventer and TV commentator, presents an in-depth beginner's guide to the secrets of riding, from choosing a riding school and mounting for the first time to competing in a show and saddling up.
ISBN 9780751327892
Publisher Dorling Kindersley, 2000
Green, Lucinda
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10937
Rif and the riddle
After the death of a prime bull which belongs to the village, young Rif is in big trouble. Rif and his grandfather were supposed to be guarding the bull but they went fishing instead. In his quest to make things right, Rif must face a mountain troll, a pair of tricksters, a terrifying dog and a very tough riddle.
ISBN 9780143306375
Series Aussie bites (84 books)
Publisher Puffin Australia, 2012
Cason, Sue & Joyner, Andrew (ill)
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3661
Rilla of Ingleside
Undreamed-of challenges await Rilla when the world of Ingleside becomes endangered by a far-off war. Her brothers go off to fight, and Rilla brings home an orphaned newborn in a soup tureen.
ISBN 9780553269222
Series Anne of Green Gables series (8 of 10)
Publisher Laurel Leaf, 1985
Montgomery, L M
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329
Ring of bright water
Set in the wilds of Scotland, this story follows the adventures of Mijbil, an adorable and mischievous otter.
ISBN 9780141308074
Publisher Penguin, 2001
Maxwell, Gavin
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1922
Ripley's human body: believe it or not
Explicit diagrams and quirky pictures all contribute to bring us information about the capability of the human body and some of the more unusual things humans have done. Find out how fast your blood flows, and what happens inside your head.
ISBN 9781741695977
Series Ripley's twists series (4 books)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2009
de la Bedoyere, Camilla & Ghani, Irfan (cons)
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23817
Ripley's mighty machines: believe it or not
Eye catching and fun filled way of looking at a factual book on Mighty Machines. Unbelievable stories and images, mixed with core information, are presented to answer such questions as what are wacky racers and are robots real.
ISBN 9781741695984
Series Ripley's twists series (4 books)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2009
Graham, Ian
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25294
Ripley's space: believe it or not
Eye catching and fun filled way of looking at a traditional factual book on Space. Stories and images, mixed with core information, are presented to answer such questions as how high can you jump on the moon or what is life like in space. From black holes to space junk to aliens, there is something for everyone.
ISBN 9781741695991
Series Ripley's twists series (4 books)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2010
Goldsmith, Dr Mike
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Ripley's twists series
Interesting facts about all manner of things - believe it or not. Any two books from this series may be read as Challenge books; up to five more can be read as personal choice books. Go to the Series lists for individual book titles.
Series Ripley's twists series (4 books)
Various
No book cover.
33032
Ripley's wild animals: believe it or not
Eye catching and fun filled way of looking at a traditional factual book on wild animals. Unbelievable stories and images, mixed with core information, are presented to answer such questions as how animals solve problems and which animals are extreme survivors.
ISBN 9781741695960
Series Ripley's twists series (4 books)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2009
de la Bedoyere, Camilla & Taylor, Barbara (cons)
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71238
Rise of the house of McNally, The
The McNally family are down-trodden no more. They are, in fact, stinking rich with plans to put the money to good use.Others, of course, have different ideas. All the questions are revealed.
ISBN 9780571210992
Series Unlikely exploits series (3 of 3)
Publisher Faber & Faber, 2004
Ardagh, Philip
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71245
Rising star
I've had a luxury limo ride and booked into the International resort but I'm worried about Coco Lamont, dance steps and hair gel.
ISBN 9781921167195
Series Diva series (2 of 6)
Publisher Black Dog Books, 2006
Lawson, Sue
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2355
Rivertime
A boy and his Uncle Egg are on a paddling trip down an Australian river. They come across a swimming wallaby, a crashing koala and some friendly campers.
ISBN 9781743316337
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2014
Balla, Trace
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20788
Road to Goonong
The road to Goonong was just a pair of wheel tracks, packed down by buggies and drays that had travelled that way. Our farm, Goonong, was at the end of the road. We had beef and dairy cattle, and plenty of room to play and ride horses. It was a time when timber-cutters felled big ironbarks and blacksmiths' hammers rang out from the forge. The skies were always blue and rain was scarce.
ISBN 9781742375212
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2011
Cox, David
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2895
Road to Ratenburg, The
Fleeing from their home in an abandoned building as it is demolished, Spinnaker Rat, his wife and four young begin a search for the legendary Ratenburg, a place where it's said rats can live in peace and comfort. But, only if they can survive the perils of the journey. The rats must rely on each other, making the most of each animal's strengths and understanding individual limitations. And, Spinnaker Rat, the father, learns more than he expected.
ISBN 9781776570751
Publisher Gecko Press, 2016
Cowley, Joy & Bishop, Gavin (ill)
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39203
Road to war: a First World War girl's diary 1916-1917
It is 1917 and Daffy Rowntree's brother has gone missing in action somewhere in Europe in the First World War, known as the Great War of 1914-1918. Daffy is determined to do something to help in the war effort and finds herself in the mud and horror of the battlefields of France amongst the dead and wounded. She drives an ambulance, transports the wounded from the trenches and searches for her lost brother.
ISBN 9781407104614
Series My story (16 books)
Publisher Scholastic UK, 2008
Wilding, Valerie
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38134
Robe of skulls, The
All is not well in the crumbling castle high above the mountain village of Fracture. The sorceress, Lady Lamorna, has her heart set on a new, very expensive robe. To get the cash, she will stop at nothing, including kidnapping, blackmail and more than a little black magic. But she reckons without some heroic, gallant and wicked folk who want to stop her.
ISBN 9780744583618
Publisher Walker Books, 2007
French, Vivian & Collins, Ross (ill)
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330
Robin Hood
Robin Hood's classic tales of daring-do in a delightfully aesthetic presentation.
ISBN 9780949183941
Publisher Thomas C Lothian Pty Ltd, 2000
Early, Margaret
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44465
Robot
Find out how humans have created these mechanical minds and bodies, from the earliest single-task machines to the advanced intelligence of robots with feelings. Read how robots perform delicate surgical operations, clean city sewers, work as museum tour guides and even battle each other in combat.
ISBN 9781405303187
Series Eyewitness series (36 books)
Publisher Dorling Kindersley, 2004
Bridgman, Roger
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71424
Robot riot
Henry appears to be jealous of the fabulous new girl claiming she is a robot on a mission to destroy the world. No-one in 5B is fooled until Roberta starts to outshine them all. Maybe everyone is jealous of Roberta or, perhaps, she just could be as dangerous as Henry thinks. In a desperate bid to outwit her, they invent the Grantbot. Things backfire spectacularly as only they can for Henry McThrottle and his friends.
ISBN 9780330425186
Series Schooling around series (4 of 4)
Publisher Pan MacMillan, 2009
Griffiths, Andy
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109696
Robots
Find out how robots are changing our world and whether they will ever replace humans. Easy to access information includes unusual or amazing facts, photographs, charts and maps.
ISBN 9781865047669
Series X-zone series (48 books)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2004
Topics / Year 6 easy reads /
Ramsden, Julie & Michael
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Robots and robotics series
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Series Robots and robotics series (6 books)
Hyland, Tony
No book cover.
18408
Robots at work and play
Find out the life of an everyday robot.
ISBN 9781420205510
Series Robots and robotics series (6 of 6)
Publisher Macmillan Education Australia Pty Ltd, 2007
Hyland, Tony
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33124
Robyn Boid: Architect
Meet Robyn Boid - a small, dedicated bird who loves to build nests and dreams of becoming an architect. She lives at the University, where she listens to the architecture class through the window each day. Eager to learn, Robyn practises building all the important architectural shapes, but all the while, she seeks the perfect design for her very own nest.
ISBN 9780992491741
Publisher Melbournestyle, 2017
Coote, Maree
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111137
Rock-hop
Giant rocks hurtling through the skies, just as well Perry and Fasool have rock-hopper Mardi to help them.
ISBN 9781420211764
Series Out of this world series (13 of 16)
Publisher Macmillan Education Australia Pty Ltd, 2007
Collins, Paul & Lin, Matt (ill) & Lin, Aaron (ill)
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111156
Rocketboard
Rocketboard is cool. Gambling with your life is not. Fasool never seems to learn.
ISBN 9781420211795
Series Out of this world series (16 of 16)
Publisher Macmillan Education Australia Pty Ltd, 2007
Collins, Paul & Lin, Matt (ill) & Kattiyakulvanich, Natt (ill)
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332
Rockhopper
Quentin is dominated by an overprotective mother, but he learns self confidence from Gus, a man with a past.
ISBN 9781863736787
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 1995
Broome, Errol
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1875
Rockhopping
Join Clancy and Uncle Egg on a rambling, rockhopping adventure in Gariwerd (the Grampians), to find the source of the Glenelg River. A story about following your flow, and the unexpected places you may go.
ISBN 9781760112349
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2016
Balla, Trace
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2536
Rockin', rollin' hair & hippies 1845 -1972
World Was II was over and rock 'n' roll, TV and the Olympics had come to Australia. It was a good time to live in Australia but, underneath, there was the menace of the Cold Wars and the horrors of Korea nad Vietnam. Come join the bodgies, the widgies and the hippies to enjoy history as you've never seen it.
ISBN 9781741695441
Series Fair dinkum series (7 of 8)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2010
French, Jackie & Sheehan, Peter (ill)
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598
Rockstar robbery, The
Hannah's rock star idol, Josh Jamieson, is in town. But, as Zac and Hannah emerge from his packed concert, they discover there's been an explosion at the Central Bank next door and ten million dollars is missing. Follow the clues and the red herrings, collect the evidence and check out the suspects to solve the crime of the missing money.
ISBN 9780330423380
Series Who dun it series (4 of 4)
Publisher Pan MacMillan, 2007
Holper, Paul & Torok, Simon & Axelsen, Stephen (ill)
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3689
Roger Bacon reporting
Roger Bacon is not only a talking pig, he is the world's first pig reporter. Roger goes in search of his first scoop, the thylacine or Tasmanian Tiger, long thought extinct. Roger uncovers a dangerous secret.
ISBN 9780733616723
Series Francis Bacon series (4 of 4)
Publisher Hachette Children's Books, 2003
Measday, Stephen
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44284
Rogues, The: Accidental heroes
The devious Lord Rump and his granddaughter Duckling need a disposable boy, and Pummel, a farm boy looking for work in the city, fits the bill perfectly. Duckling is happy to tangle him in her grandpa's web, as long as Grandpa keeps his promise that this will be his very last Scheme. Lord Rump's intrigues take both children into the Strong-hold of Berren, where time has stopped. And before long they are entwined in a plot to kill the heir to the Faithful Throne. If they want to protect the Young Margrave, and save themselves from an awful death, Duckling and Pummel must learn to use the magic that no one believes in.
ISBN 9781760293529
Series Rogues NEW SERIES 2020 (1 of 99)
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2017
Tanner, Lian
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4523
Roland and Eugenie
Roland knows that girls can be trouble but nothing could have prepared him for Eugenie.
ISBN 9780143302902
Series Aussie bites (84 books)
Publisher Puffin Australia, 2007
Flynn, Rachel & Smith, Craig (ill)
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584
Roman gladiators, The
Find out about gladiator battles in the Colosseum, how they trained, their armour, weapons and games. Lots of fascinating snippets of information and explanations of foreign or ancient words.
ISBN 9781420267853
Series Ancient and Medieval people series (6 books)
Publisher Macmillan Education Australia Pty Ltd, 2009
Park, Louise & Love, Timothy
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14369
Roman invasion: a British boy AD 84
Bran is a prince of the Carvetii tribe in ancient England. He has been captured by the Romans and kept hostage with a legion of Roman soldiers building a military road across his country. Bran is there to ensure their safety and they are keeping his family hostage at their base camp to make sure he complies. But, no-one is safe in newly-conquered Britain.
ISBN 9781407107370
Series My story (16 books)
Publisher Scholastic UK, 2008
Eldridge, Jim
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4921
Roman quests, The: Escape from Rome
In Rome in AD 94, the evil Emperor Domitian is busy killing those he suspects of being disloyal to him. When soldiers arrive to seize Juba's family home, his parents help him and his siblings to escape. They travel to their uncle's house in distant Britannia, on the edge of the known world, The children have never been outside on their own or done anything for themselves, having depended on slaves all their lives. Juba's daunting quest is to avoid capture and death, to find a safe haven and save the children.
ISBN 9781510100237
Publisher Orion, 2016
Lawrence, Caroline
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8033
Roman quests, The: The archers of Isca
Britannia AD 94. On the run from the Emperor Domitian, fifteen year old Fronto has joined the Roman army in order to find security and structure. He wants to be a good soldier but, when his younger sister, Ursula, is captured by a Druid called Snakebeard, Fronto must decide whether or not to leave the army to rescue her. Desertion is punishable by death.
ISBN 9781510100268
Publisher Orion, 2016
Lawrence, Caroline
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777
Romans, The: gods, emperors and dormice
Experience life as an ancient Roman through the rise and fall of Rome, through the eyes of a gladiator, dormouse and berry-nibbler.
ISBN 9781406339185
Publisher Walker Books, 2013
Williams, Marcia
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36933
Rome: everything you ever wanted to know
Find out all you need to know about Rome.
ISBN 9781742204987
Series Not-for-parents series (8 books)
Publisher Lonely Planet Publications, 2011
Lamprell, Klay
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112437
Romeo and Juliet: a Shakespeare story
The classic tragic tale of Romeo and Juliet, two young lovers from warring families. 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 9781841213361
Series Shakespeare stories series (2 of 12)
Publisher Orchard Books, 2003
Matthews, Andrew & Ross, Tony (ill)
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Rondo series
Any two titles read from this series can be included as official Challenge books; up to five more titles can be included as your personal choice books. To see the individual book titles and their PRC ID numbers, go to the Series lists on the Booklists page, on the website. Or, you can search for a series name or the individual titles by using the Search function on the top left hand corner of the screen.
Series Rondo series (3 books)
Rodda, Emily
No book cover.
799
Rooftoppers
Everyone thinks that Sophie is an orphan. True, there were no other recorded female survivors from the shipwreck that left baby Sophie floating in the English Channel in a cello case, but Sophie remembers seeing her mother wave for help. Her guardian tells her it is almost impossible that her mother is still alive - but "almost" means that it's not impossible. And you should never ignore a possible. So when the Welfare Agency writes to her guardian, threatening to send Sophie to an orphanage, they takes matters into their own hands and flee to Paris to look for Sophie's mother, starting with the only clue they have - the address of the cello maker. Evading the French authorities, she meets Matteo and his network of rooftoppers - urchins who live in the hidden spaces above the city. Together they scour the city in a search for Sophie's mother - but can they find her before Sophie is caught and sent back to London? Or, more importantly, before she loses hope?
ISBN 9780571280599
Publisher Faber & Faber, 2013
Rundell, Katherine
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334
Rose blanche
A picture book that tells of Rose, a little girl living in a small German town during the war, who sees trucks going to a place outside of town and wants to find out more.
ISBN 9780099439509
Publisher Red Fox, 2004
Topics / Year 5 easy reads /
McEwan, Ian & Innocenti, Roberto (ill)
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24615
Rose in bloom
It's 1901 and even the death of Queen Victoria can't stop the growing excitement as Melbourne gets ready to celebrate Federation, on Rose's birthday. Meanwhile, at school, Rose loves being involved in the cricket team. She's so focused on the game coming up that she almost doesn't notice that her best friend, Abigail, is acting strangely.
ISBN 9780143305392
Series Our Australian girl series (44 books)
Publisher Puffin Australia, 2011
Clark, Sherryl & Masciullo, Lucia (ill)
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47447
Rose on wheels
It's 1900 and Rose feels that Aunt Alice is the only one who understands her. But, now, it looks as if Aunt Alice is going to live in Adelaide, leaving Rose with a dreadful, new governess, Miss Higginbottom. Rose must stop Aunt Alice from leaving Melbourne so that she doesn't lose her chance to go to school.
ISBN 9780143305378
Series Our Australian girl series (44 books)
Publisher Puffin Australia, 2011
Clark, Sherryl & Masciullo, Lucia (ill)
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9906
Rose's challenge
It's 1900 and Rose's world is changing. At last, she can go to a proper school, where she makes a best friend, learns more than just embroidery and even gets to play in a proper cricket match. But, at home, her mother is dangerously ill, her father is worried about Federation and Aunt Alice is getting in more trouble than ever.
ISBN 9780143305385
Series Our Australian girl series (44 books)
Publisher Puffin Australia, 2011
Clark, Sherryl & Masciullo, Lucia (ill)
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52315
Rotters and squatters: 1820-1850
Colonial Australia from 1820 to 1850 as you have never imagined it. The true story of cannibal convicts, murdering squatters, sea captains who press-ganged, that is kidnapped, their crew and poor farmers forced off their land. A story of trying to survive and build a new nation in a land that had been the sole domain of its indigenous people.
ISBN 9781741693157
Series Fair dinkum series (3 of 8)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2009
French, Jackie & Sheehan, Peter (ill)
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Rowan and the ice creepers
Ice Creepers have begun to descend from the mountain leading to the harshest winter the villagers. Rowan and his party must decipher Sheba the witch's riddles that appear to him in waking dreams that are both exhausting and terrifying. Also known as Rowan and the Bukshah.
ISBN 9780060297800
Series Rowan of Rin series (6 of 7)
Publisher Greenwillow, 2003
Rodda, Emily
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3712
Rowan and the keeper of the crystal
Caught up in mystery and intrigue, Rowan must try to fulfil an ancient promise. Unable to know who he can trust, Rowan must be brave enough to face the terrors ahead.
ISBN 9781862915374
Series Rowan of Rin series (3 of 7)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2003
Rodda, Emily
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3713
Rowan and the travellers
Rowan is caught up in a web of intrigue and danger as he races against time to solve the witch's riddle.
ISBN 9781862915367
Series Rowan of Rin series (2 of 7)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2003
Rodda, Emily
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3714
Rowan and the Zebak
Rowan and his fascinating, new-found comrades decide to attempt a rescue, when his younger sister, Annad, is kidnapped by a fanged, flying grach.
ISBN 9781862915381
Series Rowan of Rin series (4 of 7)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2003
Rodda, Emily
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335
Rowan of Rin
Seven hearts the journey make. Seven ways the hearts will break ... The prophecy of the witch is like a riddle. A riddle Rowan must solve if he is to find out the secret of the Mountain and save his home. To the sturdy villagers of Rin, the boy Rowan is a timid weakling. Yet, incredibly, it is his help they need when the stream that flows from the top of the Mountain dries up. Without its water, their precious bukshah herds will die, and Rin will be doomed. The six strongest villagers must brave the unknown terrors of the Mountain to discover the answer to the riddle. And Rowan, the unwanted seventh member of the group, must go with them.
ISBN 9781862916357
Series Rowan of Rin series (1 of 7)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2005
Rodda, Emily
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Rowan of Rin series
Any two books from this series may be read as Challenge books and up to five more can be read as personal choice books. Go to the online booklists for the PRC ID of the individual books in this series.
Series Rowan of Rin series (7 books)
Rodda, Emily
No book cover.
15019
Rowan of Rin: the journey
All five stories about Rowan of Rin in one volume.
ISBN 9781862915923
Series Rowan of Rin series (7 of 7)
Publisher Omnibus Books, 2004
Rodda, Emily
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9673
Rowan of the Bukshah
The witch Sheba has spoken, and Rowan knows he has no choice but to obey. The coldest winter in living memory is destroying the people of Rin, and he must do what he can to save them.
ISBN 9781862916395
Series Rowan of Rin series (6 of 7)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2003
Rodda, Emily
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Roxy Ran series
Any two titles read from this series can be included as official Challenge books; up to five more titles can be included as your personal choice books. To see the individual book titles and their PRC ID numbers, go to the Series lists on the Booklists page on the website. Or, you can search for a series name or the individual titles by using the Search function on the top left hand corner of the screen.
Series Roxy Ran series (3 books)
Hall, Tiffiny
No book cover.
35578
Royal Academy of Sport for Girls, The: High flyers
Being accepted into the Royal Academy of Sport for Girls was all Abigail Rogers had ever wished for. But before her feet can touch the ground, the gymnasts are thrown into their first competition to determine who will make up the Academy team for state prelims. The pressure is on! Training is harder than ever, and with rivalry growing among the students, Abby begins to doubt if she is, in fact, Academy material. Will rising gymnastics star Abby be able to make her dreams a reality?
ISBN 9781925324587
Series The Royal Academy of Sport for Girls series (4 books)
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2017
Sieveking, Laura
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35577
Royal Academy of Sport for Girls, The: In too deep
While attending a state training camp, Delphie Attkinson and the Year 7 Royal Academy of Sport for Girls swim squad come face to face with their biggest rival, the National Swim School. Delphie sees this as an opportunity to learn all about the strengths and weaknesses of the Swim School's best swimmers, the beatable Ogilvy twins. Surprisingly, Delphie forms a close relationship with one of the sisters - but in doing so, she uncovers a shocking secret. Can swim queen Delphie keep her winning edge as rivalries and unexpected scandals surface?
ISBN 9781925324624
Series The Royal Academy of Sport for Girls series (4 books)
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2017
Sieveking, Laura
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35579
Royal Academy of Sport for Girls, The: Leap of faith
Turning down her place at the Royal Academy of Sport for Girls is one of the hardest things Chloe Humphries has ever done. Months later, she is still devastated, until an unexpected letter arrives offering Chloe a scholarship to attend! With a nervous but excited heart, Chloe sets off with her beloved horse, Honey. However, starting two terms later than her classmates was never going to be easy, especially with the Academy showjumping competition looming. Can talented showjumper Chloe overcome her fears and find a way to outshine her rivals?
ISBN 9781925324600
Series The Royal Academy of Sport for Girls series (4 books)
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2047
Sieveking, Laura
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43969
Royal Academy of Sport for Girls, The: Running free
With the Royal Academy of Sport for Girls' end-of-year Athletics State Finals fast approaching, golden girl of the track, Josie Ingram, and her teammates are training hard. It seems like nothing can stop them from reaching their dreams. However, when Josie finds out she is falling behind in her schoolwork her world is turned upside down. If she doesn't raise her grades she won't be allowed to compete in the State Finals! Can hurdling champion Josie find a way to improve in class as well as follow her gold medal dreams?
ISBN 9781925324648
Series The Royal Academy of Sport for Girls series (4 books)
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2017
Sieveking, Laura
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Ruben
Ruben's dreams were of places that made no sense to him. Places that didn't exist. At least not anymore. Ruben lives in a safe place in a city that takes everything and gives nothing back. He begins to feel that he is in danger and ventures to Block City where he meets Koji. She too has been hiding from the dangers of the industrial city and its excesses. Ruben and Koji realise that if they combine their knowledge of how the city works they can find a way to escape . . . together.
ISBN 9781743810354
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2017
Whatley, Bruce
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Ruby and the country cousins
It's 1931 and Ruby and her family have lost everything in the Great Depression. Leaving behind her dad, her school friends and everything she knows, Ruby moves to Kettle Farm to stay with her cousins. Life in the country is new and strange, and Ruby has never felt like such an outsider. Thankfully, she has her much-loved dog, Baxter, for company. But, when he gets up to mischief, everything goes horribly wrong.
ISBN 9780143307433
Series Our Australian girl series (44 books)
Publisher Penguin Books Australia, 2013
Matthews, Penny & Masciullo, Lucia (ill)
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4160
Ruby of Kettle Farm
It's 1931 and Kettle Farm is starting to feel like home for Ruby. But, she is still desperately worried about her dad. He hasn't written for weeks and nobody knows where he is. Ruby wonders if Dad will ever come back to them. When nobody will give Ruby any answers, she sets out to find him herself.
ISBN 9780143307457
Series Our Australian girl series (44 books)
Publisher Penguin Books Australia, 2013
Matthews, Penny & Masciullo, Lucia (ill)
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4211
Ruby Redfort : Feel the fear
When you've dodged death as many time as Ruby has you're bound to get a little fearless, which is a good thing. Not. Fearlessness gets you taking risks, risks lead to danger and danger can get you dead.
ISBN 9780007334124
Series Ruby Redfort series (4 of 6)
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, UK, 2014
Child, Lauren
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Ruby Redfort series
Any two titles read from this series can be included as official Challenge books; up to five more titles can be included as your personal choice books. To see the individual book titles and their PRC ID numbers, go to the Series lists on the Booklists page, on the website. Or, you can search for a series name or the individual titles by using the Search function on the top left hand corner of the screen.
Series Ruby Redfort series (6 books)
Child, Lauren
No book cover.
21342
Ruby Redfort: Blink and you'll die
Ruby Redfort is an undercover agent, code-cracker and thirteen year old genius. You can count on her when the ice starts to crack. But, all good things come to an end. A whole bunch of people want her dead and Ruby is running scared. Worst of all, one of them is on her team. You can run, Ruby, but you can't hide.
ISBN 9780007334285
Series Ruby Redfort series (6 of 6)
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, UK, 2016
Child, Lauren
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4923
Ruby Redfort: Catch your death
Undercover agent, code-cracker and thirteen-year-old genius, there's nothing average about her. Only this time it's an adventure in the wild and it'll take all Ruby's got just to survive.
ISBN 9780007334100
Series Ruby Redfort series (3 of 6)
Publisher HarperCollins Children's Books, 2013
Child, Lauren
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44472
Ruby Redfort: Look into my eyes
Here's the low-down on thirteen year old Ruby Redfort. She's a genius code-cracker, a daring detective and a gadget-laden special agent. She and her slick sidekick, Hitch, foil crimes and get into lots of scrapes with evil villains. But, they're always ice cool in a crisis.
ISBN 9780007334063
Series Ruby Redfort series (1 of 6)
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, UK, 2011
Child, Lauren
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4645
Ruby Redfort: Pick your poison
Ruby Redfort is an undercover agent, a code-cracker and a thirteen year old genius. You can count on her when you're between a rock and a hard place. There's a lot to lose sleep over in Twinford. There's the snakes and the bivalves, but they aren't half as poisonous as the rumours. With so many twists and turns it's hard to know who to trust, particularly when no-one trusts you. Well, happy endings are for fairy tales.
ISBN 9780007334261
Series Ruby Redfort series (5 of 6)
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, UK, 2015
Child, Lauren
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45657
Ruby Redfort: Take your last breath
Everyone's favourite girl detective is back. It's an adventure on the wide, open ocean and Ruby is all at sea. She must piece together a series of odd events and crack the case while evading the clutches of the evil Count von Viscount.
ISBN 9780007334087
Series Ruby Redfort series (2 of 6)
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, UK, 2012
Child, Lauren
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20586
Ruby Rosemount and the doomsday curse
Ruby Rosemount and her friends are off to Babylon to study magic at the Academy of Peace. But Ruby's Mum and Grandma have disappeared and a terrible Doomsday Curse has been invoked which may mark the end of the world. As Ruby tries to uncover who is causing the curse and how it can be reversed, she also tries to unravel her family's history. Her father may still be alive and Ruby wonders if he is behind the curse.
ISBN 9781862917378
Series Ruby Rosemount series (3 of 3)
Publisher Omnibus Books, 2008
Brownlee, Jodie
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72283
Ruby Rosemount and the magic carpet
The mail wind brings a letter from Granny McQuirky telling Ruby she'll find her special twelfth birthday gift in the attic. What Ruby finds in the attic is more than just special. It's a magic carpet that flies her to a strange and wonderful oasis, where she discovers the genie family that her mother didn't want her to know about.
ISBN 9781862915565
Series Ruby Rosemount series (1 of 3)
Publisher Omnibus Books, 2007
Brownlee, Jodie
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Ruby Rosemount and the traveller's telescope
Ever since Ruby discovered she is half genie, she has been desperately trying to improve her magic skills. Granny helps by sending magic lessons on the mail wind but her mother forbids her from using magic in the house. But, when her next door neighbour, Mrs Pinkus, disappears through Granny's traveller's telescope, Ruby knows she has to use magic to get Mrs Pinkus back.
ISBN 9781862916241
Series Ruby Rosemount series (2 of 3)
Publisher Omnibus Books, 2007
Brownlee, Jodie
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Ruby Rosemount series
A wonderful blend of magic, mayhem and humour in this series about Ruby, who discovers she is half genie. Any two books from this series may be read as Challenge books; up to five more can be read as personal choice books. Go to the Series lists for individual book titles.
Series Ruby Rosemount series (3 books)
Brownlee, Jodie
No book cover.
46630
Ruby talisman, The
Tilly falls asleep wearing a ruby talisman, wishing she could escape to a more adventurous life. In 1789, Amelie-Mathilde is living at the opulent palace of Versailles but her guardians want her to marry the horrible old Chevalier. Amelie-Mathilde falls asleep holding her own ruby talisman, wishing for rescue.
ISBN 9781864719871
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2010
Murrell, Belinda
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Rugby League Reads Magazine
Jam-packed with information on all your favourite Rugby League teams and players. 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 Rugby League Reads Magazine (10 books)
Hirsch, Suzan & McDonald, Dr Lorraine (ed)
No book cover.
92201
Rugby league reads magazine: 2013 Issue 1
Jam-packed with information on all your favourite Rugby League teams and players including profiles, instructions, information, stories of interest, articles and opinion pieces, short stories, book reviews, discussions, exclusive interviews and good tips, plus poetry and recipes.
ISBN 9781458641045
Series Rugby League Reads Magazine (1 of 10)
Publisher National Rugby League, 2010
Hirsch, Suzan & McDonald, Dr Lorraine (ed)
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58600
Rugby league reads magazine: 2013 Issue 2
Jam-packed with information on all your favourite Rugby League teams and players including profiles, instructions, information, stories of interest, articles and opinion pieces, short stories, book reviews, discussions, exclusive interviews and good tips, plus poetry and recipes.
ISBN 9781458641052
Series Rugby League Reads Magazine (2 of 10)
Publisher National Rugby League, 2010
Hirsch, Suzan & McDonald, Dr Lorraine (ed)
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40723
Rugby league reads magazine: 2013 Issue 3
Jam-packed with information on all your favourite Rugby League teams and players including profiles, instructions, information, stories of interest, articles and opinion pieces, short stories, book reviews, discussions, exclusive interviews and good tips, plus poetry and recipes.
Series Rugby League Reads Magazine (3 of 10)
Publisher National Rugby League, 2010
Hirsch, Suzan & McDonald, Dr Lorraine (ed)
No book cover.
68968
Rugby league reads magazine: 2014 Issue 1
Jam-packed with information on all your favourite Rugby League teams and players including profiles, instructions, information, stories of interest, articles and opinion pieces, short stories, book reviews, discussions, exclusive interviews and good tips, plus poetry and recipes.
ISBN 9781458646927
Series Rugby League Reads Magazine (4 of 10)
Publisher National Rugby League, 2011
Hirsch, Suzan & McDonald, Dr Lorraine (ed)
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12572
Rugby league reads magazine: 2014 Issue 2
Jam-packed with information on all your favourite Rugby League teams and players including profiles, instructions, information, stories of interest, articles and opinion pieces, short stories, book reviews, discussions, exclusive interviews and good tips, plus poetry and recipes.
ISBN 9781458647924
Series Rugby League Reads Magazine (5 of 10)
Publisher National Rugby League, 2011
Hirsch, Suzan & McDonald, Dr Lorraine (ed)
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58595
Rugby league reads magazine: 2015 Issue 1
Jam-packed with information on all your favourite Rugby League teams and players including profiles, instructions, information, stories of interest, articles and opinion pieces, short stories, book reviews, discussions, exclusive interviews and good tips, plus poetry and recipes.
ISBN 9781458650818
Series Rugby League Reads Magazine (6 of 10)
Publisher National Rugby League, 2011
Hirsch, Suzan & McDonald, Dr Lorraine (ed)
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643287
Rugby league reads magazine: 2015 Issue 2
Jam-packed with information on all your favourite Rugby League teams and players including profiles, instructions, information, stories of interest, articles and opinion pieces, short stories, book reviews, discussions, exclusive interviews and good tips, plus poetry and recipes.
ISBN 9781458650832
Series Rugby League Reads Magazine (7 of 10)
Publisher National Rugby League, 2015
Hirsch, Suzan & McDonald, Dr Lorraine (ed)
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643293
Rugby league reads magazine: 2016 Issue 1
Jam-packed with information on all your favourite Rugby League teams and players including profiles, instructions, information, stories of interest, articles and opinion pieces, short stories, book reviews, discussions, exclusive interviews and good tips, plus poetry and recipes.
ISBN 9780646954295
Series Rugby League Reads Magazine (8 of 10)
Publisher National Rugby League,
Hirsch, Suzan & McDonald, Dr Lorraine (ed)
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643294
Rugby league reads magazine: 2017 Issue 1
Jam-packed with information on all your favourite Rugby League teams and players including profiles, instructions, information, stories of interest, articles and opinion pieces, short stories, book reviews, discussions, exclusive interviews and good tips, plus poetry and recipes.
ISBN 9780646967943
Series Rugby League Reads Magazine (9 of 10)
Publisher National Rugby League, 2017
Hirsch, Suzan & McDonald, Dr Lorraine (ed)
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643295
Rugby league reads magazine: 2017 Issue 2
Jam-packed with information on all your favourite Rugby League teams and players including profiles, instructions, information, stories of interest, articles and opinion pieces, short stories, book reviews, discussions, exclusive interviews and good tips, plus poetry and recipes.
ISBN 9780646973500
Series Rugby League Reads Magazine (10 of 10)
Publisher National Rugby League, 2017
Hirsch, Suzan & McDonald, Dr Lorraine (ed)
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41514
Rules for stealing stars
Eleven year old Silly, the youngest of four sisters, is feeling ignored and lonely since their family has moved to her mother's childhood home in a desperate search for the peace her mother needs to stave off the sadness from her past. The house itself plays its part by sharing some of the family secrets through the power of magical wardrobes, each attuned to just a particular sister. However the wardrobes' powers are not always positive and it will take all four sisters working together to avoid the dreadful secrets from the past being repeated.
ISBN 9780062352736
Publisher HarperCollins US, 2017
Haydu, Corey Ann
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Rules of summer
A summer in the lives of two boys. Each spread tells of an event and the lesson learned. By turns, these events become darker and more sinister as the boys push their games further and further.
ISBN 9781444908893
Publisher Hachette Children's Books, 2013
Tan, Shaun
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12731
Run, kid, run
School holidays and Mum and the kids are off to the country. Mum is called back to her work where there is a no kid rule. When Mum has to break that rule, Jess and Harrison get into more and more strife.
ISBN 9780733319280
Series ABC kids series (3 books)
Publisher ABC Books, 2007
Daddo, Andrew & Smith, Craig (ill)
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7748
Run, Pip, run
Pip Sullivan's tenth birthday was a disaster, and that was only the beginning. With her beloved Sully in hospital and the welfare hot on her heels, Pip needs time, money and a place to stay. She's determined to stay one step ahead of Senior Constable Molly Dunlop. With help from her friends, including a psychic cat and a canine escape artist, Pip must survive on wits and luck to stay out of dreaded foster homes so she can help Sully get better.
ISBN 9781743319222
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2015
Jones, J C
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49351
Runaway troll, The
Samuel Blink has a list of what not to do if you're bored in Norway and want to stay out of trouble. It includes not finding a one-eyed troll under your bed, not hiding the troll in your wardrobe, not lying about why there is a smell of cabbage in your room and not attracting the attention of the most evil troll of all time, the Betterer. Unfortunately, Samuel breaks all his own rules but, luckily, he has a loving little sister.
ISBN 9780370329888
Publisher Bodley Head, 2009
Topics / Year 5 easy reads /
Haig, Matt
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3741
Runestone
Oddo, the farmer's son, gets into trouble for doing magic and Thora, the spell worker's daughter, is teased because she can't. Using the power of runes to fix things seems like a good idea, but they discover there's more to it than they thought.
ISBN 9781865086897
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2002
Ciddor, Anna
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