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3552

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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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Rabbits, The
A sophisticated picture book depicting the invasion and multiplying of the rabbits. The threat that this poses is symbolic of the coming of white civilisation to Australia.
ISBN 9780734402219
Publisher Thomas C Lothian Pty Ltd, 2000
Marsden, John & Tan, Shaun (ill)
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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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Race to the pole
An exciting retelling for younger readers of the desperate Antarctic bids, by Shackleton, Scott and Amundsen, to be first to the South Pole.
ISBN 9780340785058
Publisher Hodder & Stoughton, 2002
Hooper, Meredith
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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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Racing the moon
In 1930s Glebe, Joe Riley has to be creative to make pocket money. He's watched his dad keep ahead of the law and he's sure that he can too. When his parents send him to a Catholic boarding school, Joe is homesick and lonely. He meets the darker side of human nature and is at odds with the school, especially Brother Felix. Expelled, Joe is sent to a reform school where life is tough. But, through working the land, Joe eventually finds inner strength, peace and true freedom. Mature themes. Usually read by Years 9, 10 or above.
ISBN 9781743316351
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2014
Morgan, Michelle
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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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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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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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Rain fall
A missing neighbour, a mysterious boy, a murder? Fifteen year old Annie is off to her basketball game in her sleepy New Zealand town when she sees a raincoat floating down the river. This starts a chain of events that will rock Annie's world. Police want to investigate her neighbour for murder, but before they can, he blows up his own house and goes on the run. Strangers come to town, including a dark-haired cowboy with the most amazing horse Annie has ever seen. As her world begins to crumble around her, Annie sets out to uncover the secret that could rip her small community apart.
ISBN 9781760296834
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2018
West, Ella
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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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Rain stones
A collection of five inspiring and thought-provoking stories. Two stories have a fantasy theme and the others have a more conventional approach.
ISBN 9780207171246
Publisher HarperCollins Australia, 1992
French, Jackie
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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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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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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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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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Rakkety tam
Redwall Abbey must withstand the assault of a fearsome enemy searching for what he believes is his rightful inheritance. All that stands in his path is an adventure seeking Rakkety Tam. This is an epic tale of courage, war and comradeship.
ISBN 9780141381596
Series Redwall series (17 of 22)
Publisher Penguin, 2004
Jacques, Brian
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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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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.
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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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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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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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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
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Ranger's apprentice 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's apprentice series (14 books)
Various
No book cover.
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Ranger's apprentice, the early years: The Battle of Hackham Heath
Baron Morgarath escaped punishment for treason and, now in hiding, is planning his next move. King Duncan must assemble his troops for battle. Halt prepares for a seemingly impossible task, climbing the deadly cliffs of the Mountains of Rain and Night, and venturing deep into enemy territory to spy on Morgarath. The origin story of how Halt came to be Araluen's most famous Ranger and how war will decide the future of the next generation. Prequel to The Ruins of Gorlan.
ISBN 9781742759326
Series Ranger's apprentice series (14 books)
Publisher Random House Children's Books, 2016
Flanagan, John
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Ranger's Apprentice, The Royal Ranger: The Red Fox Clan
Most of the time, Maddie is an apprentice Ranger, learning archery, knife throwing, unseen movement and combat skills under the guidance of the legendary Will Treaty. For one month each year, though, she must return home and resume her identity as Princess Madelyn. Forced to keep her Ranger training a secret, Maddie finds castle life dull. But when she discovers clues to a devastating plot against the crown, she realises her family - and the peace they've worked so hard to achieve - could be in terrible danger. To save everyone at Castle Araluen, and her father's forces who are trapped by an enemy army in the north, Maddie must find out the truth. Who is the man in the red fox mask?
ISBN 9780143785903
Series Ranger's apprentice series (14 books)
Publisher Penguin Random House Australia, 2018
Flanagan, John
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Ranger's apprentice: Burning bridge, The
The kingdom of Araluen prepares for war against Morgarath, Will and Horace accompany Gilan on a mission to Celtica. But Celtica is silent. It is only when they find a girl called Evanlyn that they learn why.
ISBN 9781741660906
Series Ranger's apprentice series (2 of 14)
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2005
Flanagan, John
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Ranger's apprentice: Emperor of Nihon-Ja, The
Months have passed since Horace was sent on a military mission to the court of the Emperor of Nihon-Ja. Evanlyn, Will and Alyss discover that Horace has become embroiled in Nihon-Jan politics, staying to support the deposed,rightful Emperor. Now he and Will must find men willing to face the highly trained Senshi warriors. yss and Evanlyn must overcome their rivalry to seek aid from a mysterious group of mountain dwellers.
ISBN 9781741664485
Series Ranger's apprentice series (10 of 14)
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2010
Flanagan, John
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Ranger's apprentice: Erak's ransom
The seventh book takes the reader back to the final year of Will's apprenticeship, before the events in books 5 and 6. When the Skandian Oberjarl is taken hostage during a desert raid, Halt and Will help to deliver the ransom. They face violent sandstorms, warring tribes and danger in a race against time.
ISBN 9781741662092
Series Ranger's apprentice series (7 of 14)
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2007
Flanagan, John
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Ranger's apprentice: Halt's peril
Halt, Horace and Will are on the trail of Tennyson and his followers. The false prophet of the Outsider cult escaped justice for his crimes in Clonmel and Halt is determined to stop him before he crosses into Araluen. Will has defeated one of Tennyson's Genovesan assassins in Clonmel but there are still two left alive. Willl and Halt's extraordinary archery skills will be sorely tested during a duel with the Genovesans.
ISBN 9781741663020
Series Ranger's apprentice series (9 of 14)
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2009
Flanagan, John
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Ranger's apprentice: Icebound land, The
Will and Evanlyn are bound for Skandia as the captives of the fearsome Skandian wolfship captain, Erak. Halt has sworn to rescue Will, and he will do anything to keep his promise - even defy his King.
ISBN 9781741660210
Series Ranger's apprentice series (3 of 14)
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2005
Flanagan, John
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Ranger's apprentice: Kings of Clonmel, The
When Halt returns from investigating mysterious happenings in the west, he has bad news. Hibernia is in turmoil and a false, religious cult called the Outsiders are sowing confusion and sedition. Five of the six Hibernian kingdoms have been undermined and the sixth, Clonmel, is in danger. Halt, Will and Horace set out to restore order.
ISBN 9781741663013
Series Ranger's apprentice series (8 of 14)
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2008
Flanagan, John
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Ranger's apprentice: Lost stories
Until now, no-one has heard the whole story of the legends of the Rangers of Araluen. Find out what's gone before and what comes next for Halt, Will, Horace, Alyss, Evanlyn and Gilan, not to mention a certain stubborn little pony.
ISBN 9781864718188
Series Ranger's apprentice series (11 of 14)
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2011
Flanagan, John
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Ranger's apprentice: Oakleaf bearers, The
As spring approaches and Will and Evanlyn finally escape Skandia, Evanlyn is carried off by mysterious horsemen. Will sets out after them but one boy against six fierce Temujai warriors is impossible odds, even for a Ranger's apprentice.
ISBN 9781741660821
Series Ranger's apprentice series (4 of 14)
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2006
Flanagan, John
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Ranger's apprentice: Siege of Macindaw, The
The fierce Scottish tribesmen are waiting for the signal that Castle Macindaw is in friendly hands and the way is clear to mount an attack. Will's courage and ingenuity, and the arrival of an old friend, may be all that stand in their way.
ISBN 9781741661347
Series Ranger's apprentice series (6 of 14)
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2007
Flanagan, John
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Ranger's apprentice: Sorcerer in the north, The
It is five years since the Skandians and the Araluans made their treaty and Will has finally become a Ranger, with his own fief to look after. He soon learns that even sleepy little island fiefs have enough problems to keep him on his toes.
ISBN 9781741661286
Series Ranger's apprentice series (5 of 14)
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2006
Flanagan, John
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Ranger's apprentice: The royal ranger
After a senseless tragedy destroys his life, Will is obsessed with punishing those responsible, even if it means leaving the Ranger Corps. Halt's solution is for Will to take an apprentice, a request Will cannot refuse. Training a rebellious, unwilling apprentice is hard enough. But, when a routine mission uncovers a shocking web of crime, Will must decide where his priorities lie, in revenge, or saving innocent lives.
ISBN 9780399163609
Series Ranger's apprentice series (12 of 14)
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2013
Flanagan, John
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Ranger's apprentice: The ruins of Gorlan
Will must prove himself as he comes of age in this exciting tale of young adults that shows how similar relationships can be, whether good and bad and no matter how different, and more adventurous, the times are.
ISBN 9780759320758
Series Ranger's apprentice series (1 of 14)
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2004
Flanagan, John
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Rangers apprentice, the early years: Tournament at Gorlan, The
Once, Halt and Crowley were young friends, determined to change the world. Scheming Baron Morgarath is attracting power-hungry knights and barons, King Oswald is wasting away and Prince Duncan is causing havoc in the north. Halt and Crowley set out to find the prince, uncover the truth and reform the weakened Ranger Corps. It will take determination, skill and leadership. Prequel to Ranger's apprentice series.
ISBN 9781742759302
Series Ranger's apprentice series (14 books)
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2015
Flanagan, John
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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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Raps 4 big fullas
Raps and chants that are written by Indigenous Australians and use Aboriginal English will appeal to Aboriginal children.
ISBN 9780975686027
Publisher Indij Readers, 2004
Ross, Monkey Mark
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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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Rapunzel dilemma, The
Lily's had a charmed life and is off to London to pursue her dream of becoming a great actor. But, Lily finds that things don't always go her way at the London Drama Academy. Lily's got a secret that she's not sure how to handle. A room in one of the deserted towers makes a perfect refuge but Lily can't stay locked away forever. When she meets the mysterious Ronan Carver, everything starts to change.
ISBN 9780143571087
Publisher Penguin, 2014
Kloester, Jennifer
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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 & Dean & Hale, Nathan (ill)
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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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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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Ratcatcher's daughter, The
In 1900, thirteen year old Issy McKelvie reluctantly leaves school to start her first job in an undertakers. She hates it but there's worse to come. Issy becomes an unwilling rat-catcher when the plague, the Black Death, arrives in Australia. She loathes the rats and her father's four yappy, snappy, hyperactive rat-killing terriers. But, when her dad becomes ill, Issy must join the battle to rid the city of the plague-carrying rats.
ISBN 9780732297138
Publisher HarperCollins Australia, 2014
Rushby, Pamela
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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.
9337
Rats of Wolfe Island, The
In this eerie mystery, Eddie Haite becomes involved in monitoring the behaviour of radiation-affected rats on a remote tropical South Pacific island. Their roles appear reversed and the man who runs the lab seems to be going slowly mad.
ISBN 9780734404411
Publisher Thomas C Lothian Pty Ltd, 2002
Horsfield, Alan
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Ratwhiskers and me
A prose-verse novel, set amidst the chaos and brutality of the Victorian goldfields in the 1800s. The narrator, traumatised by a fire in which her family died, and her mangy dog, Ratwhiskers, are befriended by a Chinese boy. Posing as a boy, she flees to the Chinese camp, pretending to be Chinese and taking a new name.
ISBN 9781921150395
Publisher Walker Books, 2008
Marwood, Lorraine
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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.
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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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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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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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Raven's gate
Matt thinks he has trouble when the police catch him for a not so petty crime but that is nothing compared to when he is rescued by a supposedly do-gooding guardian. The darkest, black magic is unleashed and Matt begins to understand that he is not only different, but that it is up to him, alone, to escape the torture of these cruel, violent, supernatural forces and to stop them. Usually read by students in Years 9, 10 or above.
ISBN 9781844286195
Series Power of Five series (1 of 8)
Publisher Walker Books, 2005
Horowitz, Anthony
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Raven's gate: the graphic novel
Sent to Yorkshire on a rehabilitation programme, Matt finds himself in the midst of a conspiracy of witchcraft and murder, and that he, alone, stands between the forces of evil and the annihilation of humanity. Featuring striking, high-contrast black-and-white art, this distinctive graphic novel captures the requisite brooding atmosphere. Usually read by students in Years 9, 10 and above.
ISBN 9781406306477
Series Power of Five series (8 books)
Publisher Walker Books, 2010
Topics / Graphic novels /
Horowitz, Anthony & Lee, Tony (adapt) & O'Connor, Lee (ill) & Reardon, Dom (ill)
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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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Reaching out, messages of hope
Children around the world have very different experiences of family and potential. Through poems, illustrations, novel excerpts and short stories 28 of the very best children's authors convey the obstacles that many face and strive to overcome with varying levels of success. Conceived and edited by a fifteen year old Australian school girl, this book demonstrates the power of the individual in making a difference.
ISBN 9780733331923
Publisher HarperCollins Australia, 2013
Kennedy, Mariah (ed)
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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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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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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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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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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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Really short history of nearly everything, A
An entertaining and accessible look at the how and who of scientific discovery; the wonder and mysteries of time and space; the frequently bizarre and often obsessive scientists and the methods they used; the crackpot theories which held sway and the extraordinary, accidental discoveries which advanced whole areas of science.
ISBN 9780385614801
Publisher Doubleday, 2008
Bryson, Bill
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Realms of the gods, The
Daine and her mentor are about to be killed when Daine's parents, who are gods, sweep the pair up into their domain. They are saved, but both Daine and Numair want to return to mortal regions to help their country fight against the deadly foes. Usually read by students in Years 9, 10 or above.
ISBN 9780679882916
Series The Immortals quartet series (4 of 4)
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 1998
Pierce, Tamora
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Rebel
When she died and came back as a Reboot, Wren 178 thought she'd left her human side behind. Then, Callum 22 came along and changed everything. Now, they have both escaped the Human Advancement and Repopulation Corporation, ready to start a peaceful life. But, Micah 163, who runs the reservation, has darker plans to wipe out the humans. All of them. Some violence. Usually read by students in Years 9, 10 or above.
ISBN 9781743316702
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2014
Tintera, Amy
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Reboot
After she was shot dead, Wren Connolly came back to life in 178 minutes as a Reboot, stronger, faster, able to heal and less emotional. The longer Reboots are dead, the less human they are on return. Wren 178 is the deadliest Reboot around. Callum 22 is slow and pesky but he makes Wren feel alive. When ordered to eliminate Callum, Wren risks her life to save him. Some violence. Usually read by students in Years 9, 10 or above.
ISBN 9781743315507
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2013
Tintera, Amy
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Reckless
The love of an older brother and a girlfriend must be strong enough to overcome terrifying obstacles or Will is lost to them forever. This is Jacob's story, he is familiar with this treacherous, violent land full of intrigue, power-lust, violence, cruelty, fear, dangerous liaisons and dark secrets. Usually read by students in Years 9, 10 or above.
ISBN 9781905294855
Publisher Chicken House, 2010
Funke, Cornelia
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Reconciliation - for older students series
Promotes an appreciation of indigenous culture and the process of reconciliation between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians.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 - for older students series (7 books)
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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
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 haze: Australians and New Zealanders in Vietnam
A balanced view of the Vietnam War is presented but it does not tell the whole story, nor does it pretend to. For mature students, the book has evocative and harrowing descriptions of war, the role of the allied soldiers and the tactics of the Vietcong. Usually read by students in years 9, 10 and above.
ISBN 9781876372958
Publisher Black Dog Books, 2006
Davidson, Leon
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Red necklace, The
Yann Margoza, a gypsy boy with supernatural gifts, raised by a dwarf, Tetu, is pursued by the sinister, truly-evil Count Kalliovski who holds half the French aristocracy in his power. Yann meets Sidonie, the unloved daughter of the Marquis of Villeduval. Suddenly, all their lives, present, past and future are intertwined against the momentum and violence of the French Revolution. Usually read by students in years 9, 10 and above.
ISBN 9781842556344
Publisher Orion, 2008
Gardner, Sally
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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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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 Queen
The Reds are commoners, ruled by a Silver elite with god-like superpowers. When Mare Barrow begins work in the Silver Palace, she discovers that, despite her red blood, she possesses a deadly power. One that threatens to destroy the balance of power. This is a world of betrayal, lies and danger. Reds against Silvers, prince against prince, and Mare against her own heart. Usually read by students in Years 9, 10 or above.
ISBN 9781409155843
Publisher Orion, 2015
Aveyard, Victoria
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Red queen, The
The time has come at last for Elspeth Gordie to leave the Land on her quest to find and stop the computermachine Sentinel from unleashing the deadly Balance of Terror arsenal. But, before she can embark on her quest, she must find a lost key. Although she has long prepared for this day, nothing is as she imagined.
ISBN 9780670076406
Series Obernewtyn Chronicles series (7 of 7)
Publisher Penguin Books Australia, 2015
Carmody, Isobelle
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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 sand, blue sky
When young Amy goes to stay with her aunt in the central outback, she befriends Lana. Together, they must overcome racial and cultural barriers and join forces to foil a criminal who is stealing artefacts.
ISBN 9781558612785
Publisher Feminist Press, 2002
Applegate, Cathy
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Red shoe, The
For three sisters growing up in Australia in the 1950s, the news is full of the Petrov affair and spies. Their ordinary lives are juxtaposed with their parents' marriage, their father's attempted suicide and the big events of the adult world. Usually read by students in Years 9, 10 or above.
ISBN 9781741142853
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2006
Dubosarsky, Ursula
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Red tree, The
Stunning artwork and minimal text tell the story of a young girl drifting through landscapes which reflect feelings of sorrow and helplessness, until she comes across a sign of hope. Deeply thoughtful.
ISBN 9780734401724
Publisher Thomas C Lothian Pty Ltd, 2001
Tan, Shaun
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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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Redback leftovers, The
Imagine the worst soccer team that you can think of and then triple it. This is a description of the debut of the Redback Leftovers, one of the most unlikely and inspiring soccer teams you are ever going to meet.
ISBN 9780141304946
Publisher Penguin, 2000
Oswald, Debra
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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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Redwall
In this book from the Redwall series, the animal inhabitants of Redwall Abbey have to fight to stop the evil one-eyed rat warlord from taking control of their home.
ISBN 9780099512004
Series Redwall series (1 of 22)
Publisher Red Fox, 1990
Jacques, Brian
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Redwall 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 Redwall series (22 books)
Jacques, Brian
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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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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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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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Refuge
When a boat carrying a group of asylum seekers is sunk by a freak wave, Faris wakes from the shipwreck in an Australia he's always dreamed of. There are kangaroos grazing under orange trees and the sky is always blue. On a nearby beach, Faris meets a group of young people who have come from far different times and places.
ISBN 9780732296179
Publisher Angus & Robertson (HarperCollins), 2013
French, Jackie
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Refuge
A family is tested when asked to hide a Timorese refugee. They must take some personal responsibility for a global issue.
ISBN 9780140389852
Publisher Penguin, 1998
Gleeson, Libby
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Reg Saunders: An indigenous war hero
The little-known story of Reg Saunders, the first indigenous Australian to become an officer in the Army. He survived the World War II battlefields in the Middle East, North Africa, Greece, Crete and New Guinea, and excelled as a military leader. Find out how war transformed a determined young man, born in 1920 from country Victoria, into a war hero. Reg went on to serve with distinction in the Korean War and become a pioneering figure for indigenous rights. He died in 1990. A graphic novel.
ISBN 9781742234243
Publisher NewSouth Publishing, 2015
Dolan, Hugh & Threlfall, Adrian
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Regiment, The: Die Kompanie
When Jenny discovers that the virtual database holding vast quantities of gatekeeper knowledge has been corrupted, she sneaks back to medieval England to investigate. War, treachery and intrigue are raging in England and France. During these travels through time, one stranger intrigues her.
ISBN 9781921574764
Series Gatekeeper series (3 of 4)
Publisher Zeus Publications, 2009
Blackburn, Richard
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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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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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Remind me how this ends
Milo and Layla run into each other after an extended separation. As kids, they shared everything, but five years apart has taken their lives in different directions. Layla is dealing with the death of her mother, and Milo is feeling trapped, his life on hold since he finished year 12. Deals with the decisions that people make about their relationships, and the directions their lives will take. A moving, powerful story.
ISBN 9781460751688
Publisher Angus & Robertson (HarperCollins), 2017
Tozer, Gabrielle
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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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Rest of us just live here, The
It's not easy when the Chosen One goes to your school. The one who fights the zombies or the soul-eating ghosts or whatever new thing there is. Mikey just wants to graduate and find the courage to ask Henna out before school gets blown up, again. Sometimes, there are problems bigger than this week's end of the world and you have to find the extraordinary in your ordinary life. Mature themes. Usually read by students in Years 9, 10 or above.
ISBN 9781406331165
Publisher Walker Books, 2015
Ness, Patrick
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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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Return of the king, The
Third story in Tolkien's classic fantasy, in which the forces of Gondor and Rohan must make a last desperate stand against the monstrous armies of the Dark Lord, Sauron. The fate of Middle Earth rests in the hands of two weary hobbits.
ISBN 9780007149230
Series Lord of the rings series (3 of 3)
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, UK, 2002
Tolkien, J R R
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Return of the Word Spy
The Word Spy returns to take you on a dazzling journey through the strange and wonderful world of words. Discover hidden and silent languages, the secrets of grammar, dying and newborn words, and crack a code along the way.
ISBN 9780670073542
Publisher Penguin Books Australia, 2010
Dubosarsky, Ursula & Riddle, Tohby (ill)
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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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Return to Shalott
Against her better judgment, Callie is persuaded to re-enter her father's virtual reality program to save the life of Howell's friend. But instead of reversing recent events, Callie, her sister El and their friends find themselves back in Camelot.
ISBN 9781740517874
Series Shalott series (2 of 3)
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2002
Pulman, Felicity
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Revognase, The
Life in the city of Quentaris is never dull. Down in the caves, where rifts lead to magical other worlds, monsters are stirring. The city's two feuding families, the Blues and the Greens, have just held a battle in the market. There has been a duel between wizards and a burglary at the Order of Villains. And the Chief Soothsayer has just prophesied another disaster.
ISBN 9780734404954
Series Quentaris chronicles series (21 of 28)
Publisher Thomas C Lothian Pty Ltd, 2003
Sussex, Lucy
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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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Revolution is not a dinner party
Ling lived a comfortable life with her parents until Comrade Li moved into their apartment. Her life changed dramatically at home and at school, and Ling soon feared for the lives of her family and friends. She endured extreme hardship just to survive, as she struggled to understand the Chinese cultural revolution. Her love for Chairman Mao and his teaching was tested to the limit.
ISBN 9780143303855
Publisher Puffin Australia, 2007
Compestine, Ying Chang
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Rhyming boy
Growing up can be problematic but, for Jayden Hayden, life is extremely difficult. He has to cope with a very embarrassing name and a football obsessed mother. When a school father-son day is announced, Jayden's quest for his biological father becomes a puzzle he needs to solve, and quickly.
ISBN 9780702236730
Publisher University of Queensland Press, 2008
Herrick, Steven
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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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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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Richard III
Set in medieval times, Richard III seizes the English crown by plotting the murders of his brother, his nephew and niece, the sons of his brother King Edward IV and poisoning his own wife. A scheming and seductive rogue is portrayed in one of the bloodiest chapters of the British monarchy. Graphic novel llustrated by Patrick Warren. Graphic (Manga) novel with authentic Shakespearean text. Usually read by students in years 9, 10 and above.
ISBN 9780955285639
Series Manga Shakespeare series (4 of 9)
Publisher SelfMadeHero, 2007
Topics / Graphic novels /
Shakespeare, William & Appignanesi, Richard (adapt)
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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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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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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
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 Riddle Gully series (3 books)
Banyard, Jen
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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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Ride the wild wind: the golden pony and other stories
Stories about horses with some told by the horse. The collection includes the story of the first horse tamed by a young girl, King Arthur's horse and the special relationship between a boy and stallion.
ISBN 9780207198304
Publisher HarperCollins Australia, 2002
French, Jackie
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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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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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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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Riding the rough
Angie is an excellent judge of character and a very patient person. She has to be. As major babysitter to her two younger siblings, her stamina is tested to the limit.
ISBN 9781869434427
Publisher Scholastic New Zealand, 1990
Brassi, G
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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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Rift
Vaughan gets caught up with an evil Pastor who has created division in his town. He desperately wants to belong. In fact, Vaughan wants to gain entry to the gang so badly he is willing to accept their terrifying challenge. Usually read by students in Years 9, 10 or above.
ISBN 9780733608797
Publisher Hodder Headline Australia Pty Ltd, 2002
Hathorn Libby
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Rifts through Quentaris
Adyren, a junior archivist in the Great Library of Quentaris, loves to read about the adventurers who have come out of the Rift Caves alive to tell their stories of danger and excitement. She thinks her life is so dull by comparison until she is accused of not one, but three thefts.
ISBN 9780734407450
Series Quentaris chronicles series (11 of 28)
Publisher Thomas C Lothian Pty Ltd, 2005
Brooks, Karen R
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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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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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Ring of Earth, The
Jack Fletcher is on the run. With no sensei to guide him, he has just his wits and his swords against many new and unknown enemies. Kidnapped by ninja and led to their village deep in the mountains, Jack has no means of escape. The only question is who will kill him first - the ninja or samurai.
ISBN 9780141332536
Series Young samurai series (4 of 8)
Publisher Puffin UK, 2010
Bradford, Chris
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Ring of fire, The
After a snowstorm forces him to take shelter, Jack enters a village in need of protection from raiding mountain bandits. Torn between moving on or helping, Jack is persuaded to stay and fight the villagers' cause. But, Jack is the first and only samurai to do so. Now, he must enlist other warriors to the villagers' aid before the bandits return to steal their harvest. No easy task when the reward is so little and he is a foreigner. If only he had his friends to call on.
ISBN 9780141332550
Series Young samurai series (6 of 8)
Publisher Puffin UK, 2011
Bradford, Chris
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Ring of sky, The
The Shogun has deemed that any Christian or foreigner discovered outside the bounds of an official trading port will be instantly put to death. For Jack, Nagasaki is within reach but the Shogun's samurai are closing in, with the help of Jack's old school rival, Kazuki, who has a score to settle. Jack must try to reach the city alive and find a ship bound for England.
ISBN 9780141339726
Series Young samurai series (8 of 8)
Publisher Puffin UK, 2012
Bradford, Chris
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Ring of Solomon: a Bartimaeus novel, The
This prequel to the Bartimaeus trilogy sees the return of the sarcastic, chatty and mischievous djinni. Now, Bartimaeus is in Jerusalem and the court of King Solomon in 950s BC. The great Bartimaeus may have finally met his match. He'll have to contend with an unpleasant master and his sinister servant, and he runs into a fair bit of bother with King Solomon's magic ring.
ISBN 9780385619165
Publisher Doubleday, 2010
Stroud, Jonathan
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Ring of water, The
Autumn, 1614. Bruised and battered, Jack Fletcher wakes up in a roadside inn wrapped only in a dirty kimono. He has lost everything, including his memory of what happened. Determined to discover the truth, Jack goes on a quest to retrieve his belongings, his precious swords, his friend Akiko's black pearl and, most important of all, his father's prize possession. Relying on his samurai and ninja training, Jack realises The Ring of Water is the key to his survival.
ISBN 9780141332543
Series Young samurai series (5 of 8)
Publisher Puffin UK, 2011
Bradford, Chris
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Ring of wind, The
Ambushed by the Shogun's samurai, Jack and his friends have only one hope of escape, the Seto Sea. But, with ferocious storms, man-eating sharks and ninja pirates at every turn, their chosen route is fraught with danger. A treacherous crew only adds to their problems as they flee south from a ruthless samurai sea lord. Unless Jack can harness the Ring of Wind, he and his friends are destined for a watery grave.
ISBN 9780141339719
Series Young samurai series (7 of 8)
Publisher Penguin Books Ltd, UK, 2012
Bradford, Chris
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Ring through time, A
Alice's family is proud of their historical links to Norfolk Island and are amazed to find out when they move there that their ancestor is considered to have been a tyrant. Trying to prove them wrong, Alice unearths a previously unknown diary which provides an insight into the way of life in the penal colony during the 1840s including the conflicting attitudes towards the treatment of convicts.
ISBN 9780732294885
Publisher Angus & Robertson (HarperCollins), 2013
Pulman, Felicity
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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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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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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
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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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Rise of the Gatekeeper
Something is terribly wrong. An evil sorcerer has figured out how to time travel and Jenny has to go back to the year 1347 to stop him. A dark wizard who could be far more dangerous than the sorcerer Rudigor. A wizard who is using the power of Jenny's beloved mentor Gwenelda in his evil schemes. Has Gwenelda turned to dark magic? Is she helping this wizard topple the entire Gatekeeper Fraternity? Jenny will stop at nothing to find out the truth, no matter how dangerous it gets. Even if it means risking her very life.
ISBN 9781927555729
Series Gatekeeper series (4 books)
Publisher Lachesis Publishing, 2016
Blackburn, Richard
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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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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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Risk
Taylor and Sierra have been best friends their whole lives. But, Taylor's fed up because Sierra always gets what and who she wants. So, when Sierra asks her friends to cover for her while she meets Jacob, a guy she's chatted to online, Taylor 's refuses to show any interest. But, Sierra doesn't come back for one, two, three days. When Taylor finally tells Sierra's mum that her daughter is missing, Taylor and her friends are thrown into a dark world they never even knew existed.
ISBN 9780857986474
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2015
Ferris, Fleur
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River and the book, The
In Simbala's village, they have two treasures. There is the River, which is their road and their god, and the Book, which contains their history, their oracle and their soul. Simbala is a Keeper of the Book, the latest in a long line of women who can use it to find answers to the villager's questions. As developers begin to poison the River on which the villagers rely, the Book predicts change. But, this does not come in the form that they expect.
ISBN 9781925081725
Publisher Walker Books Australia Pty Ltd, 2015
Croggon, Alison & Harnett, Katie (ill)
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River charm, The
Millie lives in the bush with her mother and sister when, with the help of an old charm, she gains access to the past. There we meet Charlotte Atkinson, whose family is in danger of losing their beloved home, as well as their lives, due to marauding convicts, bushrangers and an abusive stepfather. The law is against Charlotte and her mother, but they're determined to survive. Usually read by students in Years 9, 10 or above.
ISBN 9781742757124
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2013
Murrell, Belinda
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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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Road to Camelot, The
Short stories from a range of authors using characters from the life and times of the legendary King Arthur. Each tells the story of a turning point or magical moment in the early life of that character and the consequence for the future.
ISBN 9781740518017
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2002
Masson, Sophie (ed.)
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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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Road to Gundagai, The
Bluebell Laurence, crippled in a house fire, is rescued from her home by circus folk who warn of her imminent demise. Madam Zlosky administers a healing brew and Blue becomes Belle Magnifico, a mermaid and harem dancer who rides the pick-pocketing, gentle natured, circus elephant The Queen of Sheba. They travel and come to Gibber's creek where the story unfolds and Blue discovers the truth about herself and the magnanimous Madam Zlosky.
ISBN 9780732297220
Series Matilda saga series (5 books)
Publisher Angus & Robertson (HarperCollins), 2013
French, Jackie
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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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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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Road to winter, The
Since a deadly virus and the ensuing violence wiped out his parents and his community, Finn and his loyal dog have survived two winters on the rugged coast. He avoids the Wilders, a dangerous gang, led by the ruthless Ramage. But, when Rose runs onto the beach, she needs Finn's help. She is a Siley, an asylum seeker, who has escaped from Ramage. Rose is desperate and sick, and her younger sister is still missing in the bush. Ramage wants them back, at any cost. Challenging read. Usually read by Years 9, 10 or above.
ISBN 9781925355123
Publisher Text Publishing Co, 2016
Smith, Mark
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Roald Dahl: the storyteller
The fascinating life story of the famous author, Roald Dahl, who has thrilled young readers with his fanciful and imaginative books. Timelines, websites and further reading help paint a complete portrait of the writer, his successes and tragedies.
ISBN 9780750244916
Publisher Hodder & Stoughton, 2004
Hook, Jason
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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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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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Robinson Crusoe
The classic story of an English sailor marooned on a desert island for nearly thirty years.
ISBN 9780140439359
Publisher Penguin, 2002
Defoe, Daniel
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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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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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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
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 Robots and robotics series (6 books)
Hyland, Tony
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2017
Tanner, Lian
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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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Roll of thunder, hear my cry
Being a coloured girl in America's South during the 1930s, teaches Cassie much about prejudice and hatred.
ISBN 9780140371741
Publisher Puffin UK, 1994
Taylor, Mildred D
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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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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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Roman quests, The: Archers of Isca, The
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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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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Roman record, The
An historical consultant has helped provide accuracy in this wonderfully funny account of Roman times in newspaper layout.
ISBN 9780746027530
Publisher Usborne Publishing Ltd, 1997
Fleming, Fergus & Tomlins, Karen (des.) & Dowsell, Paul (ed.)
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Romans: gods, emperors and dormice, The
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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Rome in spectacular cross-section
Titus Cotta Maximus, a young boy, travels through the city of ancient Rome. Stephen Biesty's wonderfully detailed cutaway drawings convey daily life in these times with a touch of humour.
ISBN 9780439455466
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2003
Biesty, Stephen & Solway, Andrew
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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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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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Romeo and Juliet: graphic novel
Shakespeare's most famous love story of revenge, violence and tragedy. Romeo, a rock star, falls in love with Juliet and Verona becomes a street in Tokyo's highly fashionable Shibuya district. The star-crossed lovers are caught up in a feud between two Yakuza, Japanese mafia, families which erupts into violence and killing. Graphic (Manga) novel with authentic Shakespearean text. Usually read by students in Years 9, 10 or above.
ISBN 9780955285608
Series Manga Shakespeare series (1 of 9)
Publisher SelfMadeHero, 2007
Shakespeare, William & Appignanesi, Richard (adapt)
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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
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Rooftoppers
Sophie, on a search for her mother, believed to be dead, travels to Paris and discovers a secret world.
ISBN 9780571280599
Publisher Faber & Faber, 2013
Rundell, Katherine
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Ropemaker, The
The people of the Valley have been protected for twenty generations by a magic force. The spell is weakening, enemies are waiting. Tilja, her companions and an obstinate horse seek a man who can control the rope of time, the Ropemaker.
ISBN 9780330397131
Publisher Pan MacMillan, 2002
Dickinson, Peter
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Rosa Parks: courageous citizen
She wouldn't get up, refusing to relinquish her seat for a white man. With that simple, courageous act, Rosa Parks struck a blow against injustice. She showed what one person, without guns or violence, could do to change the course of history. Her arrest mobilised the black community for a citywide bus boycott that led to a landmark Supreme Court decision.
ISBN 9781402748653
Series Sterling biographies series (18 of 29)
Publisher Sterling Publishing Co, 2008
Ashby, Ruth
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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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Rose for the ANZAC boys, A
War is being fought on an horrific scale in the trenches of France. It is a world away from sixteen year old Midge Macpherson, at school in England learning to be a young lady. Desperate to do their bit and avoid the boredom of school, Midge and her friends start a canteen in France, caring for the endless flow of wounded soldiers returning from the front. Midge is thrust into carnage and scenes of courage she could never have imagined.
ISBN 9780732285401
Publisher HarperCollins Australia, 2008
French, Jackie
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Rose in bloom
The world seemed a beautiful and friendly place, and fulfillment of her brightest dreams appeared to be possible for Rose. Of course this could not last, and disappointment was inevitable, as life presents all its highs and lows.
ISBN 9781604241549
Series Little women series (6 of 6)
Publisher Puffin Australia, 2006
Alcott, Louisa May
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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.
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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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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.
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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 NEW SERIES 2018 (4 books)
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2017
Sieveking, Laura
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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 NEW SERIES 2018 (4 books)
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2017
Sieveking, Laura
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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 NEW SERIES 2018 (4 books)
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2047
Sieveking, Laura
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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 NEW SERIES 2018 (4 books)
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2017
Sieveking, Laura
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Royal diaries 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 Royal diaries series (20 books)
Various
No book cover.
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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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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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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.
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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.
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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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Rudigor's revenge
Jenny returns to the Middle Ages to prevent her friends dying in the Black Death, a plague that took the lives of one third of England's population. There is danger and great responsibility in returning. Jenny already abhors the filth, poverty and deprivation. True courage is found facing personal demons but more will be needed to avoid death at the hands of Rudigor, the malevolent wizard.
ISBN 9781921406522
Series Gatekeeper series (2 of 4)
Publisher Zeus Publications, 2008
Blackburn, Richard
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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 series - magazine for primary students (3 of 6)
Publisher National Rugby League, 2010
Hirsch, Suzan & McDonald, Dr Lorraine (ed)
No book cover.
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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.
Series Rugby league reads series - magazine for primary students (4 of 6)
Publisher National Rugby League, 2011
Hirsch, Suzan & McDonald, Dr Lorraine (ed)
No book cover.
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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.
Series Rugby league reads series - magazine for primary students (5 of 6)
Publisher National Rugby League, 2011
Hirsch, Suzan & McDonald, Dr Lorraine (ed)
No book cover.
58595

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Rugby league reads magazine: 2014 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 series - magazine for primary students (6 of 6)
Publisher National Rugby League, 2011
Hirsch, Suzan & McDonald, Dr Lorraine (ed)
No book cover.
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Rugby league reads magazine: 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.
Series Rugby league reads series - magazine for primary students (1 of 6)
Publisher National Rugby League, 2010
Hirsch, Suzan & McDonald, Dr Lorraine (ed)
No book cover.
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Rugby league reads magazine: 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.
Series Rugby league reads series - magazine for primary students (2 of 6)
Publisher National Rugby League, 2010
Hirsch, Suzan & McDonald, Dr Lorraine (ed)
No book cover.
Rugby league reads series - magazine for primary students
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 series - magazine for primary students (6 books)
Hirsch, Suzan & McDonald, Dr Lorraine (ed)
No book cover.
41514

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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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Rumble fish
Fourteen year old, Rusty-James, runs one of the meanest gangs in his neighbourhood. His reputation remains safe because his brother is the widely-feared Motorcycle Boy, but his brother is a peace-loving loner, unlike Rusty-James. Usually read by students in Years 9, 10 or above.
ISBN 9780141312538
Publisher Penguin, 2002
Hinton, S E
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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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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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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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Runemarks
Young Maddy Smith is despised and feared because of her runemark, showing she has magic powers. Since the war which destroyed the Norse Gods, the Order has taken hold, decreeing all magic should be banned. Maddy is befriended by a mysterious old man who asks her to journey into the earth to bring back the Whisperer, an oracle which foreshadows amazing changes to the balance between Worlds. Usually read by students in Years 9, 10 or above.
ISBN 9780552555753
Publisher Corgi Books, 2007
Harris, Joanne
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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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Runner
A gritty, compelling book, set in Melbourne in the early 1900s. Charlie becomes a runner for an underworld crim, Squizzy Taylor, to support his mother and train to become a professional athlete. Some coarse language used in context.
ISBN 9780143302070
Publisher Penguin, 2005
Newton, Robert
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Running from the tiger
Eleven year old Ebony has a secret, one not be shared with anyone. The eldest of three, soon to be four, children, Ebony has a difficult second role after school, looking after her siblings, farm chores such as chopping wood and gathering the cow manure, all at the forceful directive of her father. Every so often the roaring, terrifying tiger that dwells within her father springs to the surface leaving the rest of the family nowhere to hide and Ebony becomes protector of her sisters, becoming the target of his vocal and physical abuse. It is only through a new friendship when Teena arrives at the school, that Ebony sees a way of dealing with the tiger. Usually read by students in Years 9, 10 or above.
ISBN 9780994501066
Publisher Empowering Resources, 2016
Darlison, Aleesah
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Running man, The
When a young artistic boy is asked to draw a portrait of his neighbour, a disabled Vietnam veteran, the neighbours gossip. An uneasy relationship begins to unfold, one that will force the boy and the veteran to confront their darkest secrets, secrets of violence and abuse. Usually read by students in Years 9, 10 and above.
ISBN 9781862915756
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2004
Bauer, Michael Gerard
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Running wild
For ten year old Will and his mother, going to Indonesia isn't just a holiday, it's a chance to put things behind them. At first, it seems just what they both need but, then, the tsunami comes crashing in. Oona, the elephant, that Will is riding on the beach, begins to run. When the tsunami has gone, Oona keeps on running. With only a bottle of water to sustain him, Will must learn to survive deep in the jungle.
ISBN 9780007317202
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, UK, 2009
Morpurgo, Michael
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Russian roulette
When Ian Rider died at the hands of the assassin, Yassen Gregorovich, Alex was thrust into the world of international espionage and vowed revenge. Yet, years ago, it was Alex's father who trained and mentored Yassen, turning him into the killer he would eventually become. In some ways, Alex and Yassen are mirror images of each other but they are mortal enemies.This is Yassen's story. A journey down a darkened path.
ISBN 9780399254413
Series Alex Rider series (10 of 11)
Publisher Philomel Books, 2013
Horowitz, Anthony
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7819
Rust: a collection of short stories
Twelve short, engaging stories send readers on some humorous, tough and thought provoking journeys. The stories suit a wide range of reading abilities.
ISBN 9781876603014
Publisher Futuretrack Australia, 2005
Maekivi, Charles
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