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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 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 in the rain (young readers edition)
Enzo knows he is different from other dogs. Most dogs love to chase cars, but Enzo longs to race them.He learns about racing and the world around him by watching TV and by listening to the words of his best friend, Denny, an up-and-coming race car driver, and Denny's daughter, Zoe, his constant companion. Enzo finds that life is just like being on the racetrack-it isn't simply about going fast.Applying the rules of racing to his world, Enzo takes on his family's challenges and emerges a hero. Usually read by students in years 9, 10 and above.
ISBN 9780062935076
Publisher HarperCollins Australia, 2019
Stein, Garth
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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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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 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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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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Ranger's apprentice series
Any three 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
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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 early years: The tournament at Gorlan
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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Ranger's apprentice, the Royal Ranger: Deal at Araluen
King Duncan and Princess Cassandra are trapped in the south tower of Castle Araluen and under near-constant attack from the Red Fox Clan. Sir Horace and Ranger Commandant Gilan are holed up in an old hill fort, surrounded by the enemy. And Ranger's apprentice Maddie is the only one who can save them all. With the help of Hal, Thorn, and the rest of the Heron brotherband, Maddie will have to break her father and his men out of the hill fort, but will they reach Castle Araluen in time?
ISBN 9780143785927
Series Ranger's apprentice series (14 books)
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2019
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: 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: The burning bridge
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: The emperor of Nihon-Ja
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: The icebound land
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: The Kings of Clonmel
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: The 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: The Oakleaf bearers
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: 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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Ranger's apprentice: The siege of Macindaw
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: The sorcerer of the north
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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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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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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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 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'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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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 player one
It's 2044, and the world has become an ugly place. We're out of oil. We've wrecked the climate. Famine, poverty, and disease are widespread. Wade Watts escapes this depressing reality by spending his waking hours jacked into the OASIS, a sprawling virtual utopia where you can be anything you want to be. And like most of humanity, Wade is obsessed by the ultimate lottery ticket that lies concealed within this alternate reality- OASIS founder James Halliday, who dies with no heir, has promised that control of the OASIS will go to the person who can solve the riddles he has left scattered throughout it. For years, millions have struggled to attain this prize. And then Wade stumbles onto the key to the first puzzle. Suddenly, he finds himself pitted against thousands of competitors in a desperate race to claim the ultimate prize, a chase that soon takes on terrifying real-world dimensions. Usually read by students in years 9, 10 and above.
ISBN 9780099560432
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2012
Cline, Earnest
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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
Any three 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)
Various
No book cover.
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Red cardigan, The
Evie sees things. She's wary of the other kids at school- she doesn't want them to see her drawings or know how different she is...what would they say? She tries hard to block it all out and pretends to be normal, just like every one else. But a missing girl is trying to tell Evie something. A girl who is very persistent, who will not give up. A girl who once wore the red cardigan Evie now wears. As much as she tries, Evie can no longer ignore the question that demands an answer...who is the girl in the red cardigan? Usually read by students in years 9, 10 and above.
ISBN 9780759320291
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2004
Burke, J. C.
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Red day
Set in a modern-day small town among the remnants of a Japanese POW camp, this is the story of Charlie. Charlie has synaesthesia and hence sees and hears differently: people have auras; days of the week are coloured; numbers and letters have attitudes. But when Charlie meets Japanese exchange student Kenichi, her senses intensify and she experiences flashbacks, nausea, and hears unfamiliar voices in her head pulling her back to the town's violent past.
ISBN 9781760651886
Publisher Walker Books, 2020
Fussell, Sandy
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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 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 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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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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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 three 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 Redwall series (22 books)
Jacques, Brian
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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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Refugee
Three different kids. One mission in common: escape. Joseph is a Jewish boy living in 1930s Nazi Germany. Isabel is a Cuban girl in 1994 with riots and unrest plaguing her country. Mahmoud is a Syrian boy in 2015 with his homeland torn apart by violence and destruction. All three go on harrowing journeys in search of refuge.
ISBN 9781742997681
Publisher Scholastic US, 2018
Gratz, Alan
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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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Reign of shadows
Seventeen years ago, an eclipse cloaked the kingdom of Relhok in perpetual darkness. In the chaos, an evil chancellor murdered the king and queen and seized their throne. Luna, Relhok's lost princess, has been hiding in a tower ever since. Luna's survival depends on the world believing she is dead. But that doesn't stop Luna from wanting more. When she meets Fowler, a mysterious archer braving the woods outside her tower, Luna is drawn to him despite the risk. When the tower is attacked, Luna and Fowler escape together. But this world of darkness is more treacherous than Luna ever realized. With every threat stacked against them, Luna and Fowler find solace in each other. But with secrets still unspoken between them, falling in love might be their most dangerous journey yet. Usually read by students in years 9, 10 & above.
ISBN 9780062377654
Publisher HarperCollins US, 2017
Jordan, Sophie
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Rejected princesses: tales of history's boldest heroines, hellions and heretics
Well-behaved women seldom make history. Good thing these women are far from well behaved . . . Rejected Princesses pays homage to an awesome collection of strong, fierce, and yes, sometimes weird, women: warrior queens, soldiers, villains, spies, revolutionaries, and more who refused to behave and meekly accept their place. An entertaining mix of biography, imagery, and humor, this thoroughly researched exploration salutes these awesome women drawn from both historical and fantastical realms, including real life, literature, mythology, and folklore. Each profile features an eye-catching image of both heroic and villainous women in command from across history and around the world, from a princess pirate in fifth century Denmark, to a rebel preacher in 1630s Boston, to a bloodthirsty Hungarian countess, and a former prostitute who commanded a fleet of more than 70,000 men on China's seas.
ISBN 9780062405371
Publisher HarperCollins US, 2016
Porath, Jason
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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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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 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 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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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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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
Richard, Duke of Gloucester, is determined to gain the crown of England from his brother, the Yorkist King Edward IV. He woos the widow, Lady Ann at the funeral of her father-in-law, King Henry VI. She yields to his advances and marries him. Usually read by Students in Years 9, 10 and above.
ISBN 9780521735568
Series Shakespeare original plays mature reads (15 books)
Publisher Cambridge University Press, 2009
Shakespeare, William & Lull, Janis (ed)
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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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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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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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Rift, The
When the Rift opens, death follows. For generations, the Rangers of Black Water Island have protected its sacred creatures from the horrors released by the powerful Rift. Cal West, an apprentice Ranger with rare gifts, fights daily to prove he belongs with the other rangers. Meg Archer, an old friend, returns to Black Water Island after nine years only to discover that the Island is facing a new threat that no one is prepared for. Can Meg and Cal fight their darkest fears to save the Island from disaster? Usually read by students in Year 9, 10 & above.
ISBN 9781760650025
Publisher Walker Books Australia Pty Ltd, 2018
Craw, Rachael
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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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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, The: A Bartimaeus novel
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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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: The Sam Thaiday story
For sixteen years, Sam Thaiday has entertained Broncos, Queensland Origin and Australian fans, both on and off the field. This book tells his story. With his trademark humour and honesty, Sam reveals his roots as a Townsville boy and a die-hard Cowboys fan, his family connections to the Torres Strait, how his Mum taught him to pass and tackle, and all the ups and downs of a career playing the game he loves. Including advice for setting and reaching goals, handling setbacks, and finding what really matters in life, Rise: The Sam Thaiday Story (Young Readers' Edition) is a must-read for any young league fan, regardless who they barrack for.
ISBN 9780143790419
Publisher Penguin Books Australia, 2018
Thaiday, Sam & Colley, James
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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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River of royal blood, A
Born a princess but with a magick so frightening no-one can teach you how to use it. Born into a world that you could one day rule as queen, however to do so you will need to fight your sister in a battle to death. This is Eva's life. if she is to be Queen she needs to master her dangerous magick and kill her sister or be killed herself. Will her mother the Queen support her or her sister, will her absent father be her ally or her sister's? Can Eva trust the strange fairy hunter who has offered to tutor her in her magick and who is the khimaer prince who has appeared to 'protect her' and what can she do about her growing feelings towards him. Usually read by students in years 9, 10, or above.
ISBN 9780525518587
Publisher Penguin Random House Australia, 2019
Joy, Amanda
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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 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 (3 of 5)
Publisher Angus & Robertson (HarperCollins), 2013
French, Jackie
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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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Robin Hood: Hacking, heists and flaming arrows
Robin is a skilled archer but when his archery gets him in trouble with the leader of the town gangsters, he heads for the Sherwood Forest to stay alive. However, unlike his classic counterpart, this twenty-first century Robin uses his computer hacking skills to steal from the rich and give to the poor.
ISBN 9781471408618
Publisher Hot Key Books, 2020
Muchamore, Robert
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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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Rogue
There was no going back; there was no choice, anymore. I'd chosen out and this was it: hot-cold, dry-wet, bright-dark and lonely. Hayley has gone rogue. She's left everything she's ever known - her friends, her bees, her whole world - all because her curiosity was too big to fit within the walls of the underwater home she was forced to flee. But what is this new world she's come to? Has Hayley finally found where she can belong? Or will she have to keep running?
ISBN 9781760556440
Publisher MacMillan, 2019
Betts, A J
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Rogue crew, The
Redwall Abbey has never seen a creature more evil or more hideous than Razzid Wearat. Captain of the Greenshroud, a ship with wheels that can sail through water as well as the forest, this beast is a terror of both land and sea, traveling Mossflower Country, killing nearly everything-and everyone- in his path. And his goal? To conquer Redwall Abbey. From Salamandastron to the High North Coast, the brave hares of the Long Patrol team up with the fearless sea otters of the Rogue Crew to form a pack so tough, so rough, only they can defend the abbey and defeat Razzid Wearat once and for all.
ISBN 9780399254161
Series Redwall series (22 of 22)
Publisher Philomel Books, 2011
Jacques, Brian
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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 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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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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Romeo and Juliet
Romeo and Juliet fall in love at a party. But they come from families which hate each other. They are sure they will not be allowed to marry. Nevertheless, helped by Friar Laurence, they marry in secret instead. Unfortunately, before their wedding night Romeo kills Juliet's cousin in a duel, and in the morning he is forced to leave her. If he ever returns to the city, he will be put to death. Usually read by students in Years 9, 10 and above.
ISBN 9781107615403
Series Shakespeare original plays mature reads (15 books)
Publisher Cambridge University Press, 2014
Shakespeare, William & Smith, Robert (ed) & Gibson, Rex (ed) & Wienand, Vicki (ed)
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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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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 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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Royal diaries series
Any three 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
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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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Ruined
Emelina Flores has nothing. Her home in Ruina has been ravaged by war. She lacks the powers of her fellow Ruined. Worst of all, she witnessed her parents' brutal murders and watched helplessly as her sister, Olivia, was kidnapped. But because Em has nothing, she has nothing to lose. Driven by a blind desire for revenge, Em sets off on a dangerous journey to the enemy kingdom of Lera. Somewhere within Lera's borders, Em hopes to find Olivia. But in order to find her, Em must infiltrate the royal family.
ISBN 9781760290641
Series Ruined NEW SERIES 2020 (1 of 3)
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2016
Tintera, Amy
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Ruined NEW SERIES 2020
Any three 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 Ruined NEW SERIES 2020 (3 books)
Tintera, Amy
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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, rebel
"I am restless, my feet need to fly." Amber is trapped - by her father's rules, by his expectations, by her own fears. Now she's ready to fight - for her mother, for her sister, for herself. Freedom always comes at a price. Run, Rebel is a trailblazing verse novel that thunders with rhythm, heart and soul - perfect for fans of Sarah Crossan, Elizabeth Acevedo and Rupi Kaur. Usually read by students in years 9, 10 and above.
ISBN 9780241411421
Publisher Penguin, 2020
Mann, Manjeet
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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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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 12)
Publisher Philomel Books, 2013
Horowitz, Anthony
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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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