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Taggerung, The
The nomad clan of Sawney Rath can feel their fortunes changing. The next great leader has been born within the walls of Redwall Abbey and Sawney Rath is determined to harness the power of this magnificent beast - the deadly Taggerung.
ISBN 9781862302457
Series Redwall series (14 of 22)
Publisher Raintree, 2007
Jacques, Brian
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1990
Take a life
Dom's almost there, the end is in sight and the Debt wants proof that Dom has what it takes to become one of them. Dom is desperate to be rid of his debt, but can he kill another person to prove himself. He is alone, so terribly alone.
ISBN 9781742378626
Series The debt series (6 of 6)
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2013
Gwynne, Phillip
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Take my word for it
In a Year 9 boarding school dormitory, introspective Laura pours out her observations of friends, family, her frustrations and successes, her thoughts and feelings in her writing. She also befriends Marina who readers met in 'So much to tell you'. Usually read by students in Years 9, 10 or above.
ISBN 9780732907655
Publisher Pan MacMillan, 1993
Marsden, John
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Take the key and lock her up
Centuries ago, the royal family of Adria was killed. But, Grace Blakely knows the truth, there was one survivor, and that blood runs through her veins. The truth may cause a revolution and some are desperate to keep it a secret. To save herself, her family and the boy she loves, Grace must outmanoeuvre her foes and cut through the web of lies, despite the risks. If she wins, Grace will inherit a throne. If she loses, she will inherit the fate of all the dead princesses who came before her. Usually read by students in Years 9, 10 or above.
ISBN 9780545654951
Series Embassy Row series (3 books)
Publisher Scholastic US, 2016
Carter, Ally
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Tales from Earthsea
The tales of this book explore and extend the world established by the Earthsea novels--yet each stands on its own. It contains the novella "The Finder," and the short stories "The Bones of the Earth," "Darkrose and Diamond," "On the High Marsh," and "Dragonfly." Concluding with with an account of Earthsea's history, people, languages, literature, and magic, this collection also features two new maps of Earthsea.
ISBN 9780547773704
Series Earthsea series, The (5 books)
Publisher Simon Pulse, 2012
Le Guin, Ursula
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Tales from outer suburbia
A beautifully illustrated and innovative book, full of fanciful whimsy that takes us to a place where we might think about ourselves and our society.
ISBN 9781741149173
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2008
Tan, Shaun
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Tales from the inner city
World-renowned artist Shaun Tan applies his unique imagination to a reflection on the nature of humans and animals, and our urban coexistence. From crocodile to frog, tiger to bee, this is a dark and surreal exploration of the perennial love and destruction we feel and inflict - of how animals can save us, and how our lives are forever entwined, for better or for worse.
ISBN 9781760523534
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2018
Tan, Shaun
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Tales from the perilous realm
Four classic tales from the author of 'The Lord of the Rings'.
ISBN 9780007149124
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, UK, 2002
Tolkien, J R R
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Tales of ancient Egypt
These stories, legends from ancient Egypt, are of gods, magic and adventure, including the great myths of Amen-Ra of Isis.
ISBN 9780140367164
Publisher Puffin UK, 1995
Green, Roger Lancelyn
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31983
Tales of Jahani, The: Daughter of nomads
Fourteen year old Jahani lives a peaceful life in her village in Pakistan. But, havoc is brewing in the Mughal Empire, with tyrants and war lords burning villages in their quest to rule. After an assassin strikes in a bazaar, Jahani discovers her life is not as it seems. With her mysterious protector, Azhar, she flees over treacherous terrain towards the fabled Qurraqoram Mountains. Surrounded by deceit and danger, Jahani does not know who to trust or what their destination will reveal. The story concludes in book 2, The Leopard Princess.
ISBN 9780702253935
Publisher University of Queensland Press, 2016
Hawke, Rosanne & Cornish, D M (ill)
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Tales of Jahani, The: The leopard princess
First Moon of Autumn, 1662. After reuniting with the nomads, fourteen year old Jahani is finally home. With her red hair dyed black, she can travel through the Qurraqoram Mountains without fear of being captured. But, the tyrants and war lords who pursue Jahani will not rest in their battle for power. Before long, the nomads are attacked. To fulfil her true destiny, Jahani must try to discover a pathway to peace in the northern kingdoms. Sequel to Daughter of nomads and the conclusion to The Tales of Jahani.
ISBN 9780702254222
Publisher University of Queensland Press, 2016
Hawke, Rosanne & Cornish, D M (ill)
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Tales of the peculiar
Before Miss Peregrine gave them a home, the story of peculiars was written in the Tales. Wealthy cannibals who dine on the discarded limbs of peculiars. A fork-tongued princess. The origins of the first ymbryne. These are but a few of the truly brilliant stories in Tales of the Peculiar - known to hide information about the peculiar world - first introduced by Ransom Riggs in his Miss Peregrine's Peculiar Children series. Riggs now invites you to share his secrets of peculiar history, with a collection of original stories, as collected and annotated by Millard Nullings, ward of Miss Peregrine and scholar of all things peculiar. Usually read by students in years 9, 10 and above.
ISBN 9780141371658
Series Miss Peregrine's peculiar children NEW SERIES 2020 (5 books)
Publisher Penguin, 2017
Riggs, Ransom
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Talisman: the tears of Isis
Olly and Josh are travelling in Egypt with Olly's father, Professor Christie, in search of the precious talismans of the moon. Danger, however, lurks in the shadows. Josh and Olly must outwit whoever is trying to get there first.
ISBN 9780340882245
Publisher Hodder Children's Books (Australia), 2005
Jones, Allan Frewin
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Talk under water
Will and Summer meet online and strike up a friendship based on a coincidence. Both are missing a parent and need a friend. Summer lives in Will's old hometown, a small community on Tasmania's coast. But, Summer isn't telling the whole truth about herself. She figures it doesn't matter, if they never see each other. But, when Will returns and they meet, Summer can no longer hide her secret.
ISBN 9780702253690
Publisher University of Queensland Press, 2015
Lomer, Kathryn
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Talking in whispers
Set in Chile, this political thriller takes the reader on a physical and emotional journey into a military coup. A powerful and disturbing novel about one boy's attempt to reveal the abuse of power and torture used by the state. Usually read by students in Years 9, 10 or above.
ISBN 9780141300795
Publisher Penguin, 1998
Watson, James
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Taming of the shrew, The
Baptista Minola has two daughters that he wants to find husbands for. His younger daughter, Bianca, is sweet and quiet. There are many men who want to marry her. His older daughter, Katharina, is known for being wild and angry, and Baptista is worried no one will marry her. However, Baptista announces that Bianca cannot get married until Katharina gets married. Usually read by students in Years 9, 10 & above.
ISBN 9781107616899
Series Shakespeare original plays mature reads (15 books)
Publisher Cambridge University Press, 2014
Shakespeare, William & Brady, Linzy (ed) & Andrews, Richard (ed) & Wienand, Vicki (ed) & Gibson, Rex
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Tamlyn
Silvermay has followed and assisted Tamlyn through many dangers to defeat the darkness of his soul and save baby Lucien from the evil magic inside of him. If Silvermay can save Tamlyn from himself, then together they may save Lucien from the horrors Coyle wants to inflict through Lucien.
ISBN 9780732292041
Series Silvermay trilogy series (3 books)
Publisher Angus & Robertson (HarperCollins), 2012
Moloney, James
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Tanglewreck
Clever, eleven year old heroine, Silver, is on a modern day quest to get time right. She must escape the villainous Abel Darkwater and find the timekeeper to save the people of London from the disasters caused by time tornadoes and time traps.
ISBN 9780747583554
Publisher Bloomsbury, 2006
Winterson, Jeanette
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Tanith Low in the maleficent seven
Long ago, Tanith Low was good but a Remnant has taken over her soul and now she wants to join forces with a nasty bunch of villains. The fight scenes are brutal, the planning is meticulous and Tanith keeps her sense of humour in balance with her sense of dread. The art of the double-cross has never been more sinister but love lies in mysterious places too. A one-off novella in the Skulduggery Pleasant universe.
ISBN 9780007512386
Series Skulduggery Pleasant series (13 books)
Publisher HarperCollins Children's Books, 2013
Landy, Derek
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Tank boys
As many others had done, Australian 16 year-olds Frankie and Taz lied about their ages to enlist for WWI, one envisaging the adventure of a lifetime, the other to assuage guilt about staying at home when his brothers have died in the war. On the German side, Richard, also 16, finds himself assigned in one of the first German tanks. The three are destined to meet in the same shelled out crater during history's first tank battle.
ISBN 9780857981301
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2014
Topics / Australians at war /
Dando-Collins, Stephen
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Tape
In 1993, Ryan records a diary on an old tape. He talks about his mother's death, about his dreams, about his love for a girl at school who doesn't even know he exists. In 2013, Ameliah moves in with her grandmother after her parents die. There, she finds a tape in the spare room, with a boy's voice on it - a voice she can't quite hear, but which seems to be speaking to her.
ISBN 9780007523511
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, UK, 2014
Camden, Steven
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Tapestry
This biography traces five generations of an Australian Italian family. Usually read by students in Years 9, 10 or above.
ISBN 9780091838720
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 1999
Pallotta-Chiarolli, Maria
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Taran wanderer
Assistant pig-keeper Taran has fallen in love with Princess Eilonwy. But, he is yet to discover the truth about himself. Determined to prove worthy in her eyes, he sets off on a quest for knowledge of his birthright. With his loyal friends, Taran meets three enchantresses who send him to consult the mysterious Mirror of Llunet, to find the truth about himself.
ISBN 9780746068397
Series The Chronicles of Prydain series (4 of 5)
Publisher Usborne Publishing Ltd, 2011
Alexander, Lloyd
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Taronga
Ben comes upon Taronga Zoo which seems unaffected by a nuclear holocaust, or is it? Ben and his Aboriginal friend, Ellie, are aware that decisions they make may have huge implications for the future. Usually read by students in Years 9, 10 or above.
ISBN 9780140326314
Publisher Penguin, 1988
Kelleher, Victor
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Tarzan of the apes
Abandoned to his fate when his English parents die in the African jungle, a baby boy is rescued and reared by a loving ape, foster mother. Tarzan grows into a mighty warrior, becoming leader of his tribe of apes, until he encounters humans for the first time.
ISBN 9780141036533
Publisher Penguin Books Ltd, UK, 2008
Burroughs, Edgar Rice
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Taste of cockroach, A
Well-written, easily read short stories for young adults using simple, effective language to tackle mature themes like war and relationships including racial prejudice. Contains language that may offend some readers. Usually read by students in years 9, 10 and above.
ISBN 9780143003373
Publisher Penguin, 2005
Baillie, Allan
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Taste of lightning, The
Tansy is a laundry-maid with a fear of the dark. Skir is a Priest-King who lacks the powers he's supposed to have and Perrin is a swordsman with a gift that gives him power over animals. They become unlikely travelling companions, on the run. Usually read by students in Years 9, 10 or above.
ISBN 9781741148633
Series Chanters of Tremaris series (4 of 4)
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2007
Constable, Kate
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Tattoo
Bailey Morgan and her friends, Delia, Annabelle and Zo, apply strange, temporary tattoos picked up from a small booth at the mall. The tattoos will, supposedly, last for three days and the girls are sure they will absolutely kill at the school dance. Unfortunately, killing is just what someone has in mind. Along with the tattoo, each girl receives a gift, a supernatural power to help in the fight for their lives.
ISBN 9781741662214
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2007
Barnes, Jennifer Lynn
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Tea for three
A compilation of the two authors' favourite poems are illustrated in this Australian poetry book.
ISBN 9781863912433
Publisher Moondrake, 1994
Fatchen, Max & Thiele, Colin
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Tearaways
Ten stories of different people who might be best avoided! Conniving characters that come in all shapes, sizes and disguises.
ISBN 9780670832125
Publisher Penguin, 1992
Klein, Robin
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Tears of a friend
Cassie and Claire are best friends and do everything together. But, Claire always likes things her way. Cassie's fed up and now they've fallen out. They must find a way to mend the rift.
ISBN 9780237535254
Series Sharp shades series (8 books)
Publisher Evans Bros, 2008
Kenrick, Joanna
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9295
Technology in the time of ancient Egypt
Explores the use of technology in ancient Egypt including technology used in architecture, crafts, hobbies, transportation and ancient inventions.
ISBN 9780817248758
Publisher Raintree, 1998
Topics / STEM /
Crosher, Judith
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Tee Dee and the collectors or how it all began
Tee Dee is alone, stranded on a backward planet called Earth but help is at hand. The Zone Commandos may be primitive but they make a great team. Tee Dee could do with some friends.
ISBN 9780702229886
Publisher University of Queensland Press, 1998
Caswell, Brian
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Teenage guide to friends, The
Friendships and peer groups can cause problems and upsets in your teenage years. People can be confusing- until you understand how different personality traits, stresses and emotions affect their behaviours. Yours too! This book is for anyone who wants to know how friendships work and what to do when they don't. You'll find positive advice on how to make and keep friends, as well as positive strategies to help you through the tough times and make you feel more confident.
ISBN 9781406369779
Publisher Walker Books, 2017
Morgan, Nicola
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Teens
Lennie is leaving the security of life at home to attend a day school in Sydney. She is full of excitement but life outside her secure house with her younger sisters throws up all sorts of challenges, She finds a best friend in Mabel Jones, a fellow pupil and begins to develop her talents as a writer. A charming tale of life as a teenage girl in Sydney in the late 1800's.
ISBN 9781460750797
Publisher Angus & Robertson (HarperCollins), 2016
Mack, Louise
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Tehanu
Years from when they escaped the sinister tombs of Atuan as a feisty high priestess and a powerful wizard, she is a simple, farmer's widow and he is a broken, old man mourning the powers that are lost to him. Now they must join forces again but this time to help a physically and emotionally scarred child whose destiny has not yet been revealed. Usually read by students in Years 9, 10 or above.
ISBN 9780689845338
Series Earthsea series, The (4 of 5)
Publisher Simon Pulse, 1993
Le Guin, Ursula
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Tempest, The
Prospero, robbed of his dukedom, has been marooned for many years on a wild island with his daughter, Miranda. He applies his magic skills to contrive a shipwreck and take revenge on his usurping brother and the faction who exiled him. But, it is the power of love that finally triumphs. Graphic (Manga) novel with authentic Shakespearean text. Usually read by students in years 9, 10 and above.
ISBN 9780955285622
Series Manga Shakespeare series (3 of 9)
Publisher SelfMadeHero, 2007
Topics / Graphic novels /
Shakespeare, William & Appignanesi, Richard (adapt) & Duffield, Paul (ill)
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Tempest, The
The Tempest opens in the midst of a storm, as a ship containing the king of Naples and his party struggles to stay afloat. On land, Prospero and his daughter, Miranda, watch the storm envelop the ship. Usually read by students in Years 9, 10 & above.
ISBN 9781107615533
Series Shakespeare original plays mature reads (15 books)
Publisher Cambridge University Press, 2014
Shakespeare, William & Brady, Linzy (ed) & James, David (ed) & Gibson, Rex (ed) & Wienand, Vicki (ed
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Tempestuous voyage of Hopewell Shakespeare, The
Hopewell Shakespeare craves adventure and he joins the crew of a notorious buccaneer hunting for the Lost Island of the Lord of Alchemists where dreams come true. Usually read by students in Years 9, 10 or above.
ISBN 9780340865811
Publisher Hodder Children's Books (Australia), 2003
Masson, Sophie
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Ten things I hate about me
Jamie hates lot of things about her life, her dark hair, her dad's Charter of Curfew Rights and her real name. Jamie has hidden her Lebanese background from everyone at school and it's only with her email friend, John, that she can really be herself. But, things are getting complicated. The most popular boy in school is interested in her, she keeps thinking about Timothy, the school loner, and the school formal is coming up.
ISBN 9780330422741
Publisher Pan MacMillan, 2006
Abdel-Fattah, Randa
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Tenth power, The
When Calwyn learns that Darrow has been infected, she begins a desperate race through the frozen forests. She must find the answers in time to heal him and have the courage to embrace the dark magic to save Tremaris. Usually read by students in Years 9, 10 and above.
ISBN 9781865089768
Series Chanters of Tremaris series (3 of 4)
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2005
Constable, Kate
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Terrible times
Eddie, our steadfast hero, is en route to North America aboard a sailing ship, with a cargo hold full of left shoes, the world-famous Dog's Bone Diamond and some very disreputable travelling companions. A mysterious stowaway and some familiar faces from Eddie's past only complicate matters, as does being tied up and set adrift in a leaky rowboat.
ISBN 9780571216222
Series Eddie Dickens series (3 of 3)
Publisher Faber & Faber, 2003
Ardagh, Philip
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Terrier
Beka Cooper starts training as a Dog, the slang for police officer in her time, for the local magistrate. Being accepted as a new Puppy in the guard has its challenges but Beka has special advantages. She can hear the souls of the dead and the voices of murdered victims. With her magical and intuitive cat and her two trainers, she is out to discover who is behind the disappearance of lower city children.
ISBN 9780375838163
Series Beka Cooper series (1 of 3)
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2007
Pierce, Tamora
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Terrortide
Trapped in a cargo plane. High over the jungle. The DARE winners have no choice. They must jump! If they can get off the plane alive, and survive an attack by the remnants of Marco Bravo's army, the DARE winners will have to confront Felix Scott with all the evidence they have that he is The Signmaker. What will their enemy do if he's backed into a corner? From Bogota, Colombia, to Sydney, Australia, the DARE winners have to risk everything to get to the truth and stop The Signmaker's plan for world destruction-before time is up. But it's not just the clock that's against them... The tide is turning and they're about to face their most deadly challenge yet. If you could be a hero, would you DARE? Seven Signs. Two days left to save the world.
ISBN 9781743628065
Series The Seven signs series (7 books)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2017
Adams, Michael
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That dolphin thing
Mac's mother is dying of cancer. Mac attempts to make friends and settle into school life. His promise to swim with his mother and the dolphins becomes an insurmountable nightmare. Help comes from an unexpected source. Some coarse language. Usually read by students in Years 9, 10 or above.
ISBN 9780141311265
Publisher Penguin, 2001
Bone, Ian
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That stubborn seed of hope
A collection of ten gripping short stories about fear and hope. A boy helps his sister by disguising her birthmark on her first day of school. A seventeen-year-old awakens to find himself trapped in an elderly body. A teenage girl discovers her boyfriend has a life-threatening virus the day after they share their first kiss. A high school student tries to communicate to his hospitalised brother who is in a vegetative state. Brian Falkner serves up bite-sized tales of fear - fear of rejection, fear of dying, fear of disease, fear of the unknown, fear of exclusion, fear of being caught and fear of embarrassment - showing how that stubborn seed of hope hungers our darkest moments.
ISBN 9780702259692
Publisher University of Queensland Press, 2017
Falkner, Brian
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The Apothecary trilogy 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 The Apothecary trilogy series (3 books)
Meloy, Maile
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The Bartimaeus trilogy series
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Series The Bartimaeus trilogy series (3 books)
Stroud, Jonathan
No book cover.
The children of the lamp series
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Series The children of the lamp series (7 books)
Kerr, P B
No book cover.
The Chronicles of Prydain series
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Series The Chronicles of Prydain series (5 books)
Alexander, Lloyd
No book cover.
The circle opens 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 The circle opens series (4 books)
Pierce, Tamora
No book cover.
The debt series
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Series The debt series (6 books)
Gwynne, Phillip
No book cover.
The Edge chronicles series
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Series The Edge chronicles series (11 books)
Stewart, Paul & Riddell, Chris (ill)
No book cover.
The Gallagher girls series
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Series The Gallagher girls series (6 books)
Carter, Ally
No book cover.
The Guild trilogy series
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Series The Guild trilogy series (3 books)
Mowll, Joshua
No book cover.
The Hitler trilogy series
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Series The Hitler trilogy series (3 books)
French, Jackie
No book cover.
The Immortals quartet series
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Series The Immortals quartet series (4 books)
Pierce, Tamora
No book cover.
The Kane Chronicles series
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Series The Kane Chronicles series (4 books)
Riordan, Rick
No book cover.
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The Kane Chronicles: The serpent's shadow
Carter and Sadie Kane face the impossible task of defeating Apophis, the serpent of chaos, before he can destroy the mortal world. Unfortunately the magicians of the House of Life are on the brink civil war, the Gods are divided, and the young initiates of Brooklyn House stand almost alone against the forces of chaos. Percy Jackson fought Greek Gods. Now the Gods of Egypt are waking in the modern world . . .
ISBN 9780141335698
Series The Kane Chronicles series (3 of 4)
Publisher Penguin, 2012
Riordan, Rick
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The Leviathan trilogy series
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Series The Leviathan trilogy series (3 books)
Westerfeld, Scott & Thompson, Keith (ill)
No book cover.
The Mapmaker Chronicles series
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Series The Mapmaker Chronicles series (3 books)
Tait, A L
No book cover.
The Montmaray Journals series
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Series The Montmaray Journals series (3 books)
Cooper, Michelle
No book cover.
The Seven signs series
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Series The Seven signs series (7 books)
Various
No book cover.
The Thickety series
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Series The Thickety series (4 books)
Various
No book cover.
The Tribe series
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Series The Tribe series (3 books)
Various
No book cover.
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Then
The second story of Felix and Zelda. They have escaped from the Nazis but now must survive the many people ready to hand them over for a reward. Thanks to the courage of a kind, brave woman they are able to hide for a time in the open, but Felix knows he has a distinguishing feature that identifies him as a Jew.
ISBN 9780670072781
Series Felix series (2 of 5)
Publisher Viking Children's, 2008
Gleitzman, Morris
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Theodora's gift
When Theodora is fourteen, her father has a mysterious vision and leaves his family to live with his first wife. Theodora's grandfather is a Holocaust survivor. Complex themes, past and present tensions tell the story of a family falling apart. Usually read by students in Years 9, 10 and above.
ISBN 9780670041169
Publisher Penguin, 2005
Dubosarsky, Ursula
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Theodore Boone
A high stakes murder trial includes a perfect murder, a faceless witness and thirteen year old Theodore as the only person who knows the whole truth.
ISBN 9781444714494
Series Theodore Boone series (6 books)
Publisher Hodder & Stoughton, 2010
Grisham, John
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Series Theodore Boone series (6 books)
Grisham, John
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Theodore Boone: The abduction
When Theodore's best friend, April, goes missing in the middle of the night, fear ripples through the town. The police run out of leads and Theo uses his legal and investigative mind to track her down.
ISBN 9781444714531
Series Theodore Boone series (6 books)
Publisher Hodder & Stoughton, 2011
Grisham, John
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Theodore Boone: The accused
Big trouble is brewing for Theodore Boone. While all of Strattenburg anxiously awaits the new trial of infamous murder suspect Pete Duffy, problems arise for their own kid lawyer. There's been a robbery and Theo is the accused. His reputation is on the line and, with the evidence building against him and dangerous threats looming, Theo will do whatever it takes to prove his innocence. Even if it means breaking a few rules.
ISBN 9780142426135
Series Theodore Boone series (6 books)
Publisher Penguin USA, 2013
Grisham, John
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Theodore Boone: The activist
Theodore Boone is back in action. All of Strattenburg sits divided over a hot political and environmental issue and Theo finds himself right in the thick of it. The county commission is fighting hard to change the landscape of the town and Theo is strongly opposed to the plans. But, when he uncovers corruption beneath the surface, no one, not even Theo, is prepared for the risks and potential harm. Torn between his conscience and the law, Theo will do whatever it takes to stand up for what is right.
ISBN 9780142423097
Series Theodore Boone series (6 books)
Publisher Puffin USA, 2014
Grisham, John
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Theodore Boone: The fugitive
On a field trip to Washington, DC, Theo spots a familiar face on the Metro. He sees accused murderer and fugitive Pete Duffy, who jumped bail and was never seen again. Theo's quick thinking helps bring Duffy back to Strattenburg to stand trial. But, now that Duffy knows who he is, Theo is in greater danger than he's ever been in before. Even when everything is on the line, Theodore Boone will stop at nothing to make sure a killer is brought to justice.
ISBN 9780147510181
Series Theodore Boone series (6 books)
Publisher Penguin USA, 2016
Grisham, John
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Theodore Boone: The scandal
Thirteen year old Theodore Boone knows every judge, police officer and court clerk in Strattenburg. But, even a future star lawyer like Theo has to deal with statewide, standardised testing. When an anonymous tip leads the school board to investigate a suspicious increase in scores at another local middle school, Theo finds himself thrust in the middle of a cheating scandal. With insider knowledge and his future on the line, Theo must follow his keen instincts to do what's right.
ISBN 9781444763423
Series Theodore Boone series (6 books)
Publisher Hodder & Stoughton, 2016
Grisham, John
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Theodork
It is Theodore's first year at high school. After a successful primary school career, he now finds himself considered a dork, amongst other things. Through some spectacularly unfortunate experiences, Theodore learns a lot about friendship and himself.
ISBN 9781741693256
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2009
Green, Jessica
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They called me the Wildman
In 1880, Henricke Nelsen, a Swedish migrant, was put on trial and gaoled for vagrancy after hiding for fourteen years in the mountain ranges of Victoria. While in gaol, Nelson wrote his diary describing his life in Sweden, his migration to Australia and the personalities he met along the way. This is a captivating reconstruction of Nelsen's solitary life as told in his prison diary.
ISBN 9781741960679
Publisher Murdoch Books Australia, 2008
Hollingworth, Robert
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They came on Viking ships
Hekja's simple but happy life changes dramatically when her village is raided by Vikings and she is captured. Usually read by students in Years 9, 10 and above.
ISBN 9780207200113
Publisher HarperCollins Australia, 2005
French, Jackie
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They told me I had to write this
Blamed for the death of his mother, carrying a terrible secret from Grade 5 and in trouble with the police, Clem is now in a school for toxic teenagers. Encouraged to write Clem goes deep into the trauma that has defined his life. Issues of bullying, child abuse, family dysfunction, drugs, grief. Street language used in context.
ISBN 9781876462840
Publisher Ford Street Publishing, 2009
Miller, Kim
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They took the children
In the past, thousands of Aboriginal children were forcibly removed from their parents as part of Australian government policies over many decades. Families and communities were fractured and torn apart by those policies.
ISBN 9781876288136
Series Reconciliation - for older students series (6 of 7)
Publisher Working Title Press, 2007
Hollinsworth, David
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Thickety, The: A path begins
When Kara was six, her mother was convicted of witchcraft. Kara and her brother, Taff, are still shunned by the villagers who believe that the only thing more evil than magic is the mysterious forest, the Thickety. When an unusual bird lures Kara into the forbidden forest, she discovers a strange book with unspeakable powers, which might have belonged to her mother. Includes supernatural themes of magic, witchcraft and some violence.
ISBN 9780062257246
Series The Thickety series (4 books)
Publisher HarperCollins Children's Books, 2014
White, J A & Offermann, Andrea (ill)
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Thickety, The: The last spell
Kara and her brother Taff must find the hidden pieces of Princess Evangeline's grimoire to defeat Rygoth and her army of witches in one last good versus evil battle.They will travel through time with an old enemy, come face-to-face with the creatures that guard the grimoire's pages, and unravel a king's dangerous secret, before one final battle against the Spider Queen. But can Kara save the people she loves and cast a spell that could change magic forever?
ISBN 9780062381392
Series The Thickety series (4 books)
Publisher Harcourt Children's Books, 2017
White, J A & Offermann, Andrea (ill)
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Thickety, The: The whispering trees
The sequel to A path begins continues the story of Kara and Taff who escape their village by riding into the forbidden forest. The dangers of the Thickety are many. The plants are deadly, strange animals whisper among the trees and unknown magic lurks behind every twist of the path. But, more dangerous still, is Sordyr, the forest demon, who pursues them. Supernatural themes of magic, witchcraft and some violence.
ISBN 9780062257291
Series The Thickety series (4 books)
Publisher HarperCollins Children's Books, 2015
White, J A & Offermann, Andrea (ill)
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Thickety, The: Well of witches
Kara and Taff know that only Grace Stone has the power to reverse her Last Spell on their father and that, in order to save him, they have to first rescue their foe from the Well of Witches. Forgiving Grace should be the hardest part of their journey but the children are confronted by creatures called the Faceless, mysteries as old as magic, and an ancient secret that threatens their very lives. Back in the World, a war against magic is brewing that endangers everyone they care about. Includes supernatural themes of magic, witchcraft and some violence.
ISBN 9780062257321
Series The Thickety series (4 books)
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, UK, 2016
White, J A & Offermann, Andrea (ill)
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Thief lord, The
Two orphaned children head for Venice, the place of their mother's wondrous stories. They team up with a gang of homeless children and end up on a quest for a magical roundabout.
ISBN 9781905294213
Publisher Chicken House, 2006
Funke, Cornelia
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Thing about jellyfish, The
After her best friend, Franny, dies in a drowning accident, Suzy is convinced that the true cause of the tragedy must have been a rare jellyfish sting. Franny was a strong swimmer and there must be a reason. Retreating into a silent world of grief and imagination, Suzy crafts a plan to prove her theory, even if it means traveling the globe alone. Suzy's achingly heartfelt journey explores life, death, the astonishing wonder of the universe, and the potential for love and hope right next door.
ISBN 9780316380867
Publisher Little, Brown & Co, 2015
Topics / STEM /
Benjamin, Ali
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Things I didn't say, The
After losing her best friend, Piper Rhodes changes schools, determined that she and her final year will be different. Then, she meets West, the school captain and star soccer player. Despite Piper's fear of losing everything again, they fall in love, without Piper ever speaking one word to him. She suffers from anxiety, specifically Selective Mutism, an inability to speak to anyone outside her immediate family. A terrible accident forces Piper to confront some big decisions. A mature read, usually read by students in Years 9, 10 or above.
ISBN 9780143573630
Publisher Penguin Books Australia, 2016
Fornasier, Kylie
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Things we promise, The
It's the early 1990s and all Gemma can think about is looking perfect for her first school formal. Gemma's brother Billy - New York's up and coming hair and make-up artist - has made her the ultimate promise: he's returning home especially to 'create magic' on her and two friends for their end-of-year formal. Gemma's best friend, Andrea, is convinced it'll be their moment to shine; Gemma hopes it's the night Ralph will finally notice her.But when Billy arrives home from New York, Gemma's life becomes complicated. Her family's been keeping secrets; friendships are forged and broken; and suddenly the length of her formal dress is the least of her worries. Usually read by students in Years 9, 10 or above.
ISBN 9781760290405
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2017
Burke, J.C.
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Third pig detective agency, The
Harry Pigg, the only surviving brother from the Big Bad Wolf attacks, has set up business as a private in Grimmtown, only things aren't going too well. Down on his luck, with bills to pay and no clients in sight the outlook is poor. But then in walks local businessman Aladdin who needs someone to help him track down an old lamp.
ISBN 9781906321758
Series Third Pig Detective Agency, The series (1 of 3)
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, UK, 2010
Burke, Bob
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Third Pig Detective Agency, The series
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Series Third Pig Detective Agency, The series (3 books)
Burke, Bob
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Thirst
Fourteen year old Karanda Hooke doesn't need anybody or anything. On her way to her sixth foster home, a crash leaves her stranded in the outback, with only a backpack, a bottle of water and a stained picture of the mother she hasn't seen in years. This is her chance to escape her old life. There's only one thing in her way. Eight year old Solomon, a fellow foster child, who was also in the car.
ISBN 9781742839660
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2015
Wilcock, Lizzie
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Thirteen
Thirteen short stories about being thirteen years old written by thirteen different authors. Includes spoilt birthday parties, peer pressure, embarrassing parents, finding your identity and being true to yourself.
ISBN 9781843628354
Publisher Orchard Books, 2005
McLay, John (ed)
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This book is haunted
Stories of ghostly fiction. Usually read by students in Years 9, 10 or above.
ISBN 9781863307567
Publisher Hodder Headline Australia Pty Ltd, 1996
McRobbie, David
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This book is not good for you
In this tooth-rotting adventure, Cass's mum has been kidnapped by the evil dessert chef and chocolatier, Senor Hugo. The ransom...the legendary tuning fork. Can Cass and Max-Ernest find the magical instrument before it's too late. Will they discover the evil secret ingredient to Senor Hugo's chocolate success. If you're tempted, take a taste, but just remember...this book is not good for you.
ISBN 9780316040853
Series Secret series (3 of 5)
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2010
Bosch, Pseudonymous
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This is how we change the ending
Sixteen-year-old Nate McKee is doing his best to be invisible. He's worried about a lot of things: how his dad treats Nance and his twin half-brothers; the hydro crop in his bedroom; his reckless friend, Merrick. Nate hangs out at the local youth centre and fills his notebooks with things he can't say. But when some of his pages are stolen, and his words are graffitied at the centre, Nate realises he has allies. He might be able to make a difference, change his life, and claim his future. Or can he? This is How We Change the Ending is raw and real, funny and heartbreaking - a story about what it takes to fight back when you're not a hero. Usually read by students in years 9, 10 and above.
ISBN 9781922268136
Publisher Text Publishing Co, 2019
Wakefield, Vikki
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This is my song
Teenage musician Rafael is sent to a Nazi concentration camp in World War II, where he pushes music to the side in his effort to just survive. 30 years later in Canada, he has a small family, where his daughter Annie struggles to find her place in the countryside. Another 30 years later, in Australia, Joe is uncertain about himself, his future and whether music fits in with him. Includes mature themes. Usually read by students in Years 9, 10 or above.
ISBN 9781760276140
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2017
Yaxley, Richard
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This isn't what it looks like
Cass may be in grave danger. She's eaten the dreaded time travel chocolate. I won't even begin to tell you what trouble this delicacy has caused in the past. If only Cass could leave the past behind but it appears she is literally stuck in it. Meanwhile, Max-Ernest is worried for his best friend. Can our expert hypochondriac diagnose Cass's condition before it's too late and will he have what it takes to save the survivalist.
ISBN 9780316076241
Series Secret series (4 of 5)
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2011
Bosch, Pseudonymous
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This monstrous thing
In 1818 Geneva, men built with clockwork parts live hidden away from society, cared for only by illegal mechanics called Shadow Boys. Two years ago, Shadow Boy Alasdair Finch's life shattered to bits. His brother, Oliver - dead. His sweetheart, Mary - gone. His chance to break free of Geneva -lost. Heart-broken and desperate, Alasdair does the unthinkable: He brings Oliver back from the dead. But putting back together a broken life is more difficult than mending bones and adding clockwork pieces. Oliver returns more monster than man, and Alasdair's horror further damages the already troubled relationship. Then comes the publication of Frankenstein and the city intensifies its search for Shadow Boys, aiming to discover the real life doctor and his monster. Alasdair finds refuge with his idol, the brilliant Dr. Geisler, who may offer him a way to escape the dangerous present and his guilt-ridden past, but at a horrible price only Oliver can pay...
ISBN 9780062382788
Publisher HarperCollins US, 2015
Lee, Mackenzi
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This mortal coil
When a lone soldier, Cole, arrives with news of Lachlan Agatta's death, all hope seems lost for Catarina. Her father was the world's leading geneticist, and humanity's best hope of beating a devastating virus. Then, hidden beneath Cole's genehacked enhancements she finds a message of hope: Lachlan created a vaccine. Only she can find and decrypt it, if she can unravel the clues he left for her. The closer she gets, the more she finds herself at risk from Cartaxus, a shadowy organisation with a stranglehold on the world's genetic tech. But it's too late to turn back. There are three billion lives at stake, two people who can save them, and one final secret that Cat must unlock. A secret that will change everything. Usually read by students in Years 9, 10 or above.
ISBN 9780141379272
Publisher Puffin Australia, 2017
Suvada, Emily
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Thomas Edison: the man who lit up the world
Thomas Edison created the incandescent light bulb and illuminated the world with electricity. That was just one of his many groundbreaking inventions which changed entertainment, industry and everyday life. From a lonely, inquisitive boy who carried out lots of experiments, he became an enterprising and imaginative inventor.
ISBN 9781402732294
Series Sterling biographies series (8 of 29)
Publisher Sterling Publishing Co, 2007
Woodside, Martin
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Thomas Jefferson: architect of freedom
One of the great thinkers of all time, Thomas Jefferson helped shape America in its early years. He was the third President of the United States and is famous for writing the Declaration of Independence. He was also a scientist, inventor, farming pioneer and educator.
ISBN 9781402733970
Series Sterling biographies series (13 of 29)
Publisher Sterling Publishing Co, 2007
Mullin, Rita Thievon
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Thousand perfect notes, A: when passion turns to obsession
Beck, short for Beethoven, is the son of world famous ex-pianist Ida Magdalena Keverich. A stroke has left her without the ability to play, and so she places all her hopes, expectations, and efforts into turning her son into a musical prodigy. To Beck this has meant a life of emotional and physical neglect. He has no fitting clothes and struggles to find food to feed his younger sister. Beck's mother, the maestro, has a violent temper and Beck often comes to school with bruises and other signs of injury. In meeting August, a girl from his school, who is in many ways his exact opposite, Beck learns that life and music do not have to entail the suffering he is used to. Usually read by students in Years 9, 10 or above.
ISBN 9781408349908
Publisher Hachette Children's Books, 2018
Drews, C G
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Three
Sixteen year old Sunday Balewo is next in line for the presidency of Zantuga. When his father and mother are killed in an explosion, Sunday finds himself on the run from the unlikeliest of assassins, a baboon with a bomb.
ISBN 9781925272277
Publisher Ford Street Publishing, 2016
D'Ath, Justin
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Three of diamonds
Three books in one - The French confection, The blurred man, I know what you did last Wednesday.
ISBN 9780744583557
Series Diamond Brothers series (8 books)
Publisher Walker Books, 2004
Horowitz, Anthony
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Three summers
Follow the lives of two school friends who choose to follow different paths through life. The story begins in rural Australia in 1959 and moves into the past and the future. Ruth's undeclared love for an elusive and mysterious boy shapes her entire lifetime. Usually read by students in Years 9, 10 or above.
ISBN 9781742378275
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2011
Clarke, Judith
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Three wishes
A disturbing but insightful collection of views from Israeli and Palestinian children, young adults who are surrounded by war. With honesty, they describe their life, families and feelings about the conflict and violence, and their hopes for the future. Usually read by students in Years 9, 10 and above.
ISBN 9781741146325
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2005
Ellis, Deborah
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Through the tiger's eye
Lucy, her little brother and their puppy follow a golden-eyed Tiger into a secret tunnel to a country where strange, bizarre and violent things happen. They try to help the enslaved children of the evil military junta without falling victim to it too.
ISBN 9781865085388
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2003
O'Connor, Kerrie
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Thunderfish
A combat submarine is the secret weapon used by the heir to a shipping empire to rescue refugees in the Coral Sea when they are attacked by pirates.
ISBN 9780091839536
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 1999
Higgins, Simon
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Thunderhead: Arc of a scythe
It's been a year since Rowan went off-grid. Hunted by the Scythedom, he has become an urban legend, a vigilante snuffing out corrupt scythes in a trial by fire. Citra, meanwhile, is forging her path as Scythe Anastasia, gleaning with compassion. However, conflict within the Scythedom is growing by the day, and when Citra's life is threatened, it becomes clear that there is a truly terrifying plot afoot. The Thunderhead observes everything, and it does not like what it sees. Will it intervene? Or will it simply watch as this perfect world begins to unravel? Usually read by students in years 9, 10 and above.
ISBN 9781406379532
Series Arc of a scythe series NEW 2020 (2 of 99)
Publisher Walker Books, 2018
Shusterman, Neal
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Thunderwith
Lara is devastated over the loss of her mother and escapes to the hills to meet her only friend, a wild dog, called Thunderwith.
ISBN 9780733610592
Publisher Hodder Headline Australia Pty Ltd, 1998
Hathorn, Libby
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Series Thursday Next series (6 books)
Fforde, Jasper
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Tiger
The ancient Canzghen Temple is destroyed, its secret scrolls stolen and all the warrior monks are dead except for the five youngest. Tiger is one monk who was trained in violence, in tiger-style Kung Fu. He works to reclaim the secret dragon scroll.
ISBN 9780340902301
Series Five ancestors series (1 of 7)
Publisher Hodder Children's Books (Australia), 2005
Stone, Jeff
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Tiger heart
A Magical story about a brave young chimney sweep and a majestic tiger. A story about a mesmerising ruby and a magical land across an ocean. A story about discovering your destiny and what it means to be free.
ISBN 9781510107045
Publisher Hachette Children's Books, 2020
Chrimes, Penny
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Tiger stone
In Java in the fourteenth century, the villagers are fearful of Mbah Merapi, the rumbling volcano that overshadows their lives. Kancil, the lowliest kitchen servant, knows the real danger is human but she is fatherless and mute. She will lose everything if her identity is revealed. But, Kancil must warn the villagers of the danger they are facing.
ISBN 9781742032399
Publisher Black Dog Books, 2014
Mansell, Deryn
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Tiger, The
Java is the setting for this story about an Indonesian family and an old mystery surrounding Nick's grandmother.
ISBN 9780207196355
Publisher HarperCollins Australia, 1998
Masson, Sophie
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Tigerboy, The
A very ordinary boy. Nobody noticed him, he was just like everyone else. But Fred knew he was different. He just didn't know quite how different. And when he did.... Well, what then?
ISBN 9780571320622
Publisher Faber & Faber, 1979
Hughes, Ted
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Tigers on the beach
Adam is assistant manager at his parents holiday park, where, after the death of his grandfather, his grandmother has started scaring off the visitors and his parents have started fighting. Once he stops getting into embarrassing situations involving public nudity and work out what's so funny about two tigers on a beach, then maybe he can hope to figure out Samantha.
ISBN 9780143568520
Publisher Puffin Australia, 2014
Macleod, Doug
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Time catcher
In a post-apocalyptic world of rigid rules, Althea's luxurious life is turned upside-down when she is kidnapped by the dreaded Variants, genetically evolved mutants who can travel through space at will. Betrayed by those she trusts most, Althea is forced to question everything she thought she knew, including who she is and what she's capable of. Althea must separate deception from truth to claim her own power.
ISBN 9781925272215
Publisher Ford Street Publishing, 2016
Peters, Cheree
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Time stops for no mouse
Hermux, a watchmaker and an unlikely hero, finds himself in a world of danger and intrigue.
ISBN 9780141315126
Publisher Penguin, 2003
Hoeye, Michael
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Time travelling with a hamster
My dad died twice. Once when he was thirty nine and again, four years later, when he was twelve. The first time had nothing to do with me. The second time definitely did. When Al Chaudhury discovers his late dad's time machine, he finds that going back to the 1980s requires daring and imagination. It also requires lies, theft, burglary and setting his school on fire. All without losing his pet hamster, Alan Shearer.
ISBN 9780008156312
Publisher HarperCollins Children's Books, 2016
Welford, Ross
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TimeRiders
Liam O'Connor should have died at sea in 1912. Maddy Carter should have died on a plane in 2010. Sal Vikram should have died in a fire in 2029. Yet, moments before death, someone mysteriously appeared to save them. But, Liam, Maddy and Sal aren't rescued. They are recruited by an agency that no one knows exists, and with only one purpose, to fix broken history.
ISBN 9780141326924
Series TimeRiders series (1 of 6)
Publisher Penguin Books Ltd, UK, 2010
Scarrow, Alex
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Series TimeRiders series (6 books)
Scarrow, Alex
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TimeRiders: City of shadows
Hunted by cyborg assassins from the future, the TimeRiders must abandon New York and go on the run. They escape to Victorian London and the streets where Jack the Ripper roams. But, before they can establish their new base, they make their most shattering discovery yet and it will change everything.
ISBN 9780141337074
Series TimeRiders series (6 of 6)
Publisher Penguin Books Ltd, UK, 2012
Scarrow, Alex
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TimeRiders: Day of the predator
When Maddy mistakenly opens a time window where and when she shouldn't have, Liam is marooned sixty-five million years ago in the hunting ground of a deadly and, until now, undiscovered species of predator. Can Liam make contact with Maddy and Sal before he's torn to pieces by dinosaurs, and without endangering history so much that the world is overtaken by a terrifying new reality?
ISBN 9780141326931
Series TimeRiders series (2 of 6)
Publisher Penguin Books Australia, 2010
Scarrow, Alex
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TimeRiders: Gates of Rome
Project Exodus, a mission to transport about three hundred Americans from 2070 to 54AD to overthrow the Roman Empire, has gone catastrophically wrong. Half have arrived seventeen years earlier, during the reign of Caligula. Liam, Maddy and Sal become trapped in the Roman past and armed with knowledge of the future, Caligula is now more powerful than ever. The TimeRiders must make it back to 2001 and put history right.
ISBN 9780141336497
Series TimeRiders series (5 of 6)
Publisher Penguin Books Ltd, UK, 2012
Scarrow, Alex
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TimeRiders: The doomsday code
The latest mission for the TimeRiders takes them back in time to Sherwood Forest in 1193 where they discover a terrible threat for the future.
ISBN 9780141333489
Series TimeRiders series (3 of 6)
Publisher Penguin Books Ltd, UK, 2011
Scarrow, Alex
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TimeRiders: The eternal war
The TimeRiders are in the middle of the American Civil War. When Abraham Lincoln follows Liam to the present day, it's up to Maddy to persuade two warring colonels to cease fire long enough for the team to come up with a way of stitching time back together.
ISBN 9780141336336
Series TimeRiders series (4 of 6)
Publisher Penguin Books Ltd, UK, 2011
Scarrow, Alex
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Tinder
Soldier Otto Hundebis defies Death but walks a dangerous path. A half beast half man gives him shoes and dice which lead him deep into a web of dark magic and mystery. He meets the beautiful Safire, pure of heart and spirit, the scheming Mistress Jabber and the terrifying Lady of the Nail. He learns the powers of the tinderbox and the wolves, whose master he becomes. Usually read by students in Years 9, 10 or above.
ISBN 9781780621494
Publisher Orion, 2014
Gardner, Sally & Roberts, David (ill)
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Tiwi girl
Mia is an ordinary Tiwi girl living at Purnalli outstation with her family - her little tribe. When she tries to fit in with the wrong kids at school, she ends up suspended. Mia's nanna helps her see how to choose what's best for her future. What will the future bring for Mia?
ISBN 9780994465405
Publisher Indigenous Literacy Foundation, 2007
College, Tiwi & Jarrakarlinga, Alalinguwi
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To brave the seas
Adam hears the tales of bravery even before the war broke out. As many did in that time he wanted to be a part of the war, not for the glory but as part of the Merchant Navy. The sea is his home and thus contains the highs and lows of any home. We follow Adam through real storms at sea along with political ones not of his making. Tempered by the sea he learns the value of trust and the friends that trust is found in and through.
ISBN 9781743313077
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2013
McRobbie, David
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To kill a mockingbird
In the 1930s in Alabama, a black man is charged with the rape of a white girl. The explosion of racial hatred that follows is viewed through the young eyes of Scout and Jem Finch, whose father, Atticus, defends the man. The conscience of a town, steeped in prejudice, violence and hypocrisy, is pricked by Atticus' stamina as he struggles for justice. Some adult themes; usually read by students in Years 9, 10 or above.
ISBN 9780446310789
Publisher Hachette Children's Books, 1988
Lee, Harper
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To love a sunburnt country
It is 1942 and the world is at war. Sixteen year old Nancy Clancy is sent to Malaya to bring home her sister-in-law, Moira, and baby Gavin. Nancy's brother, Ben, is a soldier there. When Malaya is invaded, they are fortunate to escape but their ship is bombed, and they are stranded on an island where other colonial women are captured. The nightmare and horror of internment in a Japanese camp begins. Based on true events. Includes some violence and confronting tragedies.
ISBN 9781460750421
Series Matilda saga series (4 of 5)
Publisher Angus & Robertson (HarperCollins), 2015
French, Jackie
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To see the world
All his life, Jose has seen the tall ships sailing into Port Louis on the island of Mauritius, where he was born. As he watches them leave again, disappearing below the horizon, he dreams of one day sailing away with them - to see the world. He thinks about all the adventures he would have, the ships he would capture and the buried treasure he would find on faraway islands. But, when the Uranie arrives in 1817, Jose's life changes in ways that he had never imagined. Pirates, cannibals, storms and shipwrecks become harsh realities and Jose is forced to muster all his courage and intelligence to survive the dangers of shipboard life.
ISBN 9780642278494
Publisher National Library of Australia, 2014
Forrestal, Elaine
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To the boy in Berlin
Henni and Leo unravel a mystery around the holiday house Henni so enjoyed staying in at Cauldron Bay. Henni finds herself in great danger as she tries to discover what happened to the Schmidt family. Strong language may offend some readers.
ISBN 9781741750041
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2007
Honey, Elizabeth & Brandt, Heike
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To the top: The story of Everest
Contains historical and informative stories of various expeditions to Mount Everest. Many colour prints are incorporated into this rewarding and fascinating book.
ISBN 9781844287253
Publisher Walker Books, 2004
Venables, Stephen
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Tobruk
The inspiring story of the Australian soldiers who held Tobruk in the Second World War. Even tanks and bombers could not conquer the spirit of these diggers. An illustrated, accurate and human account of the war and the people involved. It gives a face and personality to both the famous and powerful, and the brave foot soldiers. Very strong language used in context. A mature read that is not for the faint-hearted. Usually read by students in years 9, 10 and above.
ISBN 9780732289546
Publisher HarperCollins Australia, 2009
FitzSimons, Peter
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Toby alone
Toby Lolness may be only one and a half millimetres tall but he is involved in a huge and harrowing fight for his life and the safety of his family. A thrilling tale of state control, betrayal, cruelty, heroism, friendship and survival in a violent, miniature world that is not for the faint-hearted. Usually read by students in Years 9, 10 or above.
ISBN 9781406313154
Publisher Walker Books, 2008
de Fombelle, Timothee & Ardizzone, S (trans) & Place, F (ill)
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Toby and the secrets of the tree
Toby's world is under greater threat than ever before. A giant crater has been dug right into the centre of the Tree, moss and lichen invade the branches, and one tyrant controls it all. Leo Blue, once Toby's best friend, now his worst enemy, is holding Elisha prisoner and mercilessly hunting the Grass People. But returning after several years among the Grass People, Toby will fight back. And this time, he's not alone. Usually read by students in years 9, 10 and above.
ISBN 9781406310146
Publisher Walker Books, 2009
de Fombelle, Timothee & Ardizzone, S (trans) & Place, F (ill)
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Tolkien bestiary
An exciting resource for fans seeking the inspirational source of Tolkien's beasts, flora and fauna.
ISBN 9780753704592
Publisher Bounty, 2001
Day, David
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Toll, The
t's been three years since Rowan and Citra disappeared; since Scythe Goddard came into power; since the Thunderhead closed itself off to everyone but Grayson Tolliver. In this pulse-pounding finale to Neal Shusterman's internationally bestselling trilogy, constitutions are tested and old friends are brought back from the dead. Usually read by students in years 9, 10, or above.
ISBN 9781406385670
Series Arc of a scythe series NEW 2020 (3 of 99)
Publisher Walker Books, 2019
Shusterman, Neal
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Tolpuddle boy
In 1834, six Dorset farm labourers were sentenced to seven years transportation to Australia. Their crime, setting up a friendly society to bargain for better wages to escape appalling poverty. The true story of the youngest Tolpuddle martyr, James Brine.
ISBN 9780340852033
Publisher Hodder & Stoughton, 2002
Brown, Alan
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Tom Appleby, convict boy
Chimney sweep, Tom Appleby, eight, is convicted of stealing and deported to Botany Bay on The First Fleet. The country seems to have little to offer. Set between the harsh early Sydney life of 1788 and the 19th century impoverishment of 1868.
ISBN 9780207199424
Publisher HarperCollins Australia, 2004
French, Jackie
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Tom Jones saves the world
Dumb things become important when you're old, that's what Tom reckons. While living in a guarded, gated community, he meets Cleo, the snake charmer. They break out together to discover things such as a bull that hasn't yet become a hamburger.
ISBN 9780702233364
Publisher University of Queensland Press, 2002
Herrick, Steven
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Tom's midnight garden
Tom finds a wonderful garden that only appears when the clock strikes thirteen.
ISBN 9780192717771
Publisher Oxford University Press, 1998
Pearce, Philippa
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Tomb of shadows
Two treasures have been found, with time running out. Marco betrayed his friends and ancient secrets are coming unravelled. The Select don't know who to trust or where to turn, but they must fight on. Jack, Aly and Cass race to the next stop on their quest, the Mausoleum at Halicarnassus, where they have to face their own demons and engage in an epic battle with shadows of the dead.
ISBN 9780007515073
Series Seven wonders series (3 of 3)
Publisher HarperCollins Children's Books, 2014
Lerangis, Peter
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Tombs of Atuan, The
Tenar, chosen as the high priestess to the ancient and nameless powers of the earth, is now known as Arha, the Eaten One. It is her rightful duty to defend the labyrinth tombs of Atuan but when Ged Sparrowhawk comes to steal their greatest treasure, the ring of Erreth-Akbe, his tales of magic and a brighter world seduce Tenar into risking everything to escape. Usually read by students in Years 9, 10 or above.
ISBN 9781416509622
Series Earthsea series, The (2 of 5)
Publisher Simon & Schuster, 2004
Le Guin, Ursula
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Tomorrow code, The
Three young New Zealanders discover a series of coded transmissions from their own future selves - a set of lottery numbers, circuit diagrams for a transmitter and ominous warnings about a 'Chimera Project'. This project is a scientific experiment gone wrong that produces deadly organisms designed to detect and kill all human life.
ISBN 9781921150340
Publisher Walker Books, 2008
Falkner, Brian
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Tomorrow, when the war began
The first book in the Tomorrow series. A group of teenagers return from a camping trip to find their town invaded and their parents imprisoned. They must mature quickly, deal with teenage angst and become combative to ensure their own survival. Usually read by students in Years 9, 10 or above.
ISBN 9780330274869
Publisher Pan MacMillan, 1999
Marsden, John
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Top stories 1
Sixteen short and very varied stories from modern fairy tales, comic essays and complex tales using poetic language. Mature themes and fantastic endings make for some great reads. Strong language used in context might offend some readers. Usually read by students in years 9, 10 and above.
ISBN 9781740818384
Publisher Harcourt Education Australia, 2007
Various
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Toro Toro
The suffering, loss and futility of war are shown through the intensity of one child's experiences of the outbreak of the Spanish civil war when grandfather, Antonito, recalls his life.
ISBN 9780007107186
Publisher HarperCollins US, 2002
Morpurgo, Michael
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Tortall and other lands: a collection of tales
A collection of eleven tales from the land of Tortall, featuring both previously unknown characters and old friends.
ISBN 9781862919167
Publisher Omnibus Books, 2011
Pierce, Tamora
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Touch the sun: The freedom finders
To find freedom, you must leave behind everything you've ever known. It is 2011. You want nothing more than to be a journalist in Somalia like your aunty. But the truth can be dangerous - and when you and your little sister are left alone, you find yourself facing life-and-death choices at every turn. Can you escape a terrorist organisation and find a safe place to call home? You'll be asked to cross a desert on foot, hide below deck in a leaky boat, and put your life in the hands of people smugglers. At every turn, the choice is yours. How far will you go for freedom?
ISBN 9781760294922
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2018
Conolan, Emily
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Tough stuff
Stories of children famous for their talent, fortunes, protests, rebellion, prayers, heroism or just for hanging on through oppression and war, such as a young Genghis Khan, a seventeen year old maths professor, the wolf girls and a chess genius.
ISBN 9781864489293
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 1999
Murray, Kirsty
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Traitor and the Thief, The
Discovered picking pockets at Coxford Corn Market, fourteen year old Sin is hunted across the city. Caught by the enigmatic Eldritch Moons, Sin is offered a way out of his life of crime: join the Covert Operations Group (COG) and train to become a spy. At Lenheim Palace, Sin learns spy craft while trying not to break the Cast-Iron Rules of the school. Befriended by eccentric Zonda Chubb, together they endeavour to unmask a traitor causing havoc within the palace. After an assassination attempt on the founder of COG, Sin realises that someone closest to him could be the traitor. With no other option, Sin is forced into an uneasy alliance with the school bully, Velvet Von Darque. But can he trust her? And will COG try to bury him with the secrets he discovers? Secrets, spies and steampunk gadgets abound in this fantastic adventure story.
ISBN 9781925381504
Publisher Walker Books, 2017
Ward, Gareth
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Trash
Three friends are living on a heap of trash, a lifetime of sifting rubbish. One day they find something extraordinary. From that moment on they are hunted without mercy. But they can't run forever. The reality of a slum society in the modern world combined with an action packed mystery.
ISBN 9780385619028
Publisher David Fickling Books, 2010
Mulligan, Andy
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Treasure hunters
A young boy is rescued from a disaster at sea and joins his father searching for treasure near an Indonesian island. His story is interwoven with that of Diego who is travelling on a 16th century Portuguese treasure ship.
ISBN 9780143300076
Publisher Penguin, 2002
Baillie, Allan
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Treasure hunters of Quentaris
Tikko knows that one day she'll be a rift-guide like her brothers and sisters - but does it have to be so soon? Lord Eustachio Doro is not even sure that he wants to explore other worlds, as his family has always done. Find out if these two intriguing characters win glory and do their families proud or fall headlong into disaster.
ISBN 9780734406903
Series Quentaris chronicles series (14 of 28)
Publisher Thomas C Lothian Pty Ltd, 2004
Lanagan, Margo
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Tripods 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 Tripods series (4 books)
Christopher, John
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Triss
A thrilling story of Triss, a young squirrelmaid. She escapes a life of misery as a servant to the tyrannical ruling ferret family in Riftgard and sets off to find her way to the Abbey of Redwall.
ISBN 9780670914036
Series Redwall series (15 of 22)
Publisher Penguin, 2002
Jacques, Brian
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Trollhunters
From the brilliantly bent imagination of Guillermo del Toro and Daniel Kraus comes a ripsnorter of an adventure. Jim Sturges is a typical teen, with an embarrassingly overprotective dad, a best mate called 'Tubby' and a huge crush on a girl who doesn't seem to know he exists. Until the day a 45 year old mystery resurfaces to threaten the lives of everyone in his apparently sleepy town. Children are going missing again, and it is up to Jim Jnr to team up with a band of unlikely heroes to battle the monsters of the night. Monsters with very dangerous appetites. Usually read by students in Years 9, 10 or above.
ISBN 9781471405181
Publisher Hot Key Books, 2016
del Toro, Guillermo & Kraus, Daniel
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Trouble at the mill
Two young friends are on opposite sides of a violent struggle between the workers at the mill, who have been driven to desperation by deprivation, and the owners of the mills trying to build successful businesses using modern technology.
ISBN 9780753413555
Series My side of the story series (6 of 6)
Publisher Kingfisher, 2006
Wooderson, Philip
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Truckers
Under the floorboards of the Store is a world of four-inch-tall nomes that humans never see. It is commonly known among these nomes that Arnold Bros. created the Store for them to live in, and he declared: "Everything Under One Roof." Therefore there can be no such thing as Outside. It just makes sense. That is, until the day a group of nomes arrives on a truck, claiming to be from Outside, talking about Day and Night and Snow and other crazy legends. And they soon uncover devastating news: The Store is about to be demolished. It's up to Masklin, one of the Outside nomes, to devise a daring escape plan that will forever change the nomes' vision of the world. . .
ISBN 9780552525954
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 1991
Pratchett, Terry
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True (...sort of)
Suitable for mature readers. Deals with selective mutism as a result of violence which is never shown directly. Handled well. Three unique and very different children learn to appreciate one another and the abilities each possesses, which leads to them being able to deal with a frighteningly adult issue.
ISBN 9780061968754
Publisher Greenwillow, 2011
Hannigan, Katherine
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True colours, young readers' edition
Adam Gilchrist is one of the greatest wicketkeepers in cricket history. He grew up in NSW, played State cricket for Perth, loved the Adelaide oval the most and finished his cricket career in India.
ISBN 9780330426206
Publisher Pan MacMillan, 2010
Gilchrist, Adam
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True desert adventures
Deserts are some of the wildest, most inhospitable places on Earth. Read the true stories about those whose quests and dreams resulted in heroism, bravery and, sometimes, death.
ISBN 9780746093719
Series Usborne true stories series (13 of 18)
Publisher Usborne Publishing Ltd, 2008
Harvey, Gill
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True Everest adventures
A collection of true adventure stories on the dizzying peaks of the world's tallest mountain. Contains the true life stories of extreme cold, danger and exploration including the first expedition of Everest and stories of tragedy on the slopes.
ISBN 9780746093702
Series Usborne true stories series (14 of 18)
Publisher Usborne Publishing Ltd, 2008
Dowswell, Paul & Bird, Glen
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True ghost stories
A spine-tingling collection of true stories exploring the supernatural world of spooks and spirits. Contains the true-life stories of restless souls, including the woman who came back to haunt her killer and encounters in the most haunted house in England. A great read and ideal for reluctant readers.
ISBN 9780746093733
Series Usborne true stories series (15 of 18)
Publisher Usborne Publishing Ltd, 2008
Dowswell, Paul & Allan, Tony
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True polar adventures
A gripping collection of true stories of exploration and danger over the icy wastelands of Antarctica. Includes the fated expedition of Captain Scott and Ernest Shackleton's epic trek across the snow to save his crew trapped in the polar ice. A great read and ideal for reluctant readers.
ISBN 9780746089750
Series Usborne true stories series (12 of 18)
Publisher Usborne Publishing Ltd, 2007
Dowswell, Paul
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True stories of D-Day
Eleven thrilling, true stories of the world-shaping events of June 1944. Contains real life tales of courage and bravery during the struggle for the beaches of Normandy, from tank commanders to paratroopers, commando raiders to French Resistance fighters.
ISBN 9780746088203
Series Usborne true stories series (7 of 18)
Publisher Usborne Publishing Ltd, 2007
Brook, Henry
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True stories of gangsters
A riveting collection of true stories exploring the shadowy underworld of organised, and not so organised, crime. Contains stories of famous gangsters from Al Capone's reign of terror over Chicago to the last stand of Ned Kelly in the Australian bush. A great read and ideal for reluctant readers.
ISBN 9780746089736
Series Usborne true stories series (4 of 18)
Publisher Usborne Publishing Ltd, 2007
Brook, Henry
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True stories of heroes
Thirteen thrilling true stories of courage and heroism. From firefighters battling a blazing nuclear reactor to one housewife's brave defiance of the Gestapo, this book contains inspiring tales of extraordinary courage from everyday people.
ISBN 9780746088333
Series Usborne true stories series (3 of 18)
Publisher Usborne Publishing Ltd, 2007
Dowswell, Paul
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True stories of pirates
Incredible but true tales of the high seas, from the first pirates at the time of the Greeks and the Romans, to the years when pirates truly ruled the seas. Contains stories of hardship and brutality, bringing to life the flamboyant characters of the most famous captains and the men who set out to capture them.
ISBN 9780746089743
Series Usborne true stories series (11 of 18)
Publisher Usborne Publishing Ltd, 2008
Lethbridge, Lucy
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True stories of the Blitz
A thrilling collection of true stories about the Blitz of 1940, for modern young readers. Recounts the fascinating stories of ordinary Londoners who experienced the Blitz, including firefighters, fighter pilots and children evacuated far from their families.
ISBN 9780746089729
Series Usborne true stories series (8 of 18)
Publisher Usborne Publishing Ltd, 2007
Brook, Henry
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True stories of the First World War
Short stories examining the mysteries, misconceptions, tragedies and the personal costs of the First World War. A well-written book giving young readers a sense of the past in the context of one of the bloodiest battles ever fought. A great read and ideal for reluctant readers.
ISBN 9780746088326
Series Usborne true stories series (5 of 18)
Publisher Usborne Publishing Ltd, 2007
Dowswell, Paul
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True stories of the Second World War
Epic naval encounters between titanic warships, monumental battles involving hundreds of thousands of men and duels between lone snipers facing almost certain death. Dramatic and real life tales examine the tragedies and personal costs of the Second World War. For those who survived, it would remain the most intense and vivid experience of their lives.
ISBN 9780746088210
Series Usborne true stories series (6 of 18)
Publisher Usborne Publishing Ltd, 2007
Dowswell, Paul
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True story of Lilli Stubeck, The
The life of a Romani family living in squalor in an abandoned shack. Lilli is removed from her large family by a wealthy old woman who helps to civilise her. But, there's an ongoing battle seemingly for possession of Lilli's very soul. Usually read by students in Years 9, 10 or above.
ISBN 9780140123289
Publisher Penguin, 1989
Aldridge, James
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True story of Spit MacPhee, The
Spit, the barefoot grandson of old Fyfe, has other ideas for his future after his grandfather dies and the town wants Spit to go into an orphanage. Usually read by students in Years 9, 10 or above.
ISBN 9780140105902
Publisher Penguin, 1988
Aldridge, James
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True survival stories
From shark attacks and blazing airships to exploding spacecraft and sinking submarines, these are real life stories of people who have stared death in the face and lived to tell the tale.
ISBN 9780746088234
Series Usborne true stories series (1 of 18)
Publisher Usborne Publishing Ltd, 2007
Dowswell, Paul
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Trust me
An assortment of short stories and poems from 50 Australian authors, poets and illustrators. The contents are sorted by genre so, as the mood takes you, dip into adventure, horror, romance, crime, thriller, fantasy, science fiction, humour, historical or poetry. Try something new and discover an author, poet or writing style that you may not have considered before.
ISBN 9781876462574
Publisher Ford Street Publishing, 2008
Collins, Paul (ed)
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Truth about Peacock Blue, The
When Aster's brother dies, everything changes. Instead of marriage, she is sent to the high school in her brother's place. Aster is excited but, as a Christian, she is unprepared for the difficulties of attending a Muslim school in Pakistan. When Aster is accused of blasphemy, she is taken to jail. A social justice lawyer defends her and Aster's cousin starts an online campaign to free her. Usually read by students in Years 9, 10 and above.
ISBN 9781743319949
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2015
Hawke, Rosanne
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Tumble turn
At an embarrassing stage of life, Dominic is burdened with a worrying mother, a father who fancies his teacher, an annoying sister and an embarrasiing friend. Dominic is practising Buddhism and resorts to emailing his estranged uncle for support.
ISBN 9780143300632
Publisher Puffin Australia, 2003
MacLeod, Doug
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Tunnel, The
Jack disappears down a tunnel and is turned to stone. Fairytale-loving Rose has to restore him to flesh and blood. A dark, but ultimately, liberating fantasy about sibling rivalry, stereotyping, fear and the power of love.
ISBN 9780744555295
Publisher Walker Books, 1997
Browne, Anthony
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Turn off the lights
Dom has had it with the debt, but his second instalment is even more challenging than the first: Dom must turn off all of the Gold Coast's lights during Earth Hour. It's a race against time and he is racing for his life.
ISBN 9781742378435
Series The debt series (2 of 6)
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2013
Gwynne, Phillip
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Turtles all the way down
Living with anxiety and OCD is enough but when Daisy, her Best and Most Fearless Friend, brings her on a mission to find a fugitive billionaire things are about to get even more complicated. To find Russell Pickett, Aza must enter the world of his geeky, but maybe kind-of-cute son, Davis. But the chances of a first kiss, and maybe even a first love, could send Aza into a spiral of anxiety... A perfect coming-of-age novel filled with love, mystery and Star Wars fan-fiction. Usually read by students in years 9, 10 and above.
ISBN 9780141346045
Publisher Penguin, 2018
Green, John
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Tutankhamun
Howard Carter had spent five long years in the hot, dry desert, searching for the tomb of the Ancient Egyptian boy-king, Tutankhamun. But what he found when he ventured deeper and deeper into the tomb was gold and treasure beyond his wildest dreams.
ISBN 9780746060179
Publisher Usborne Publishing Ltd, 2006
Harvey, Gill & McNee, Ian (ill)
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Tutankhamun's tomb
Two very different men share an ambition to discover a tomb that nobody else believes is there. It takes many years to locate the burial place of the boy king and many more to uncover the treasures hidden therein.
ISBN 9780439982382
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2003
MacDonald, Alan
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Twelfth night
Duke Orsino of Illyria is in love with Olivia, but his advances are rejected. A shipwrecked Viola arrives on his shores, and with the help of a Captain, disguises herself as a boy, calling herself Cesario, and enters Orsino's service. Orsino takes to Cesario, and sends 'him' to woo Olivia for him. Usually read by students in Years 9, 10 & above.
ISBN 9781107565463
Series Shakespeare original plays mature reads (15 books)
Publisher Cambridge University Press, 2017
Shakespeare, William & Story Donno, Elizabeth (ed) & Gay, Penny (ed)
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Twelve days of Dash & Lily, The
Lily's family life is in turmoil. Her uncertainty regarding her developing relationship with Dash, concerns about her infirm grandfather, her brother's homosexuality and a possible move away from New York all combine, causing Lily to give up on Christmas, usually her favourite time of year. No matter how hard Dash tries their relationship seems to be disintegrating. With a crisis of confidence Lily sees only one course of action left to her. Usually read by students in years 9, 10 and above.
ISBN 9781760293826
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2016
Cohn, Rachel & Levithan, David
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Twelve rounds to glory: the story of Muhammad Ali
The story of Muhammad Ali, formerly Cassius Clay, a legendary hero who was an American prize-winning boxer and heavyweight champion of the world. This rap version of Ali's life includes his religion, his marriages and graphic descriptions of his brutal fights with examples of his provoking and inflammatory language. Usually read by students in years 9, 10 and above.
ISBN 9780763616922
Publisher Candlewick Press, 2007
Smith, Charles R Jnr & Collier, Bryan (ill)
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Twilight
When her mother remarries, Isabella Swan moves to sunless Forks in Washington to join her father. On her first day at school, Bella is drawn to the incredibly beautiful Edward Cullen, not knowing that he and his family are vampires. They try not to prey on humans but Bella is particularly irresistible. Bella soon realises that falling in love with a vampire can be extremely dangerous. Usually read by students in Years 9, 10 or above.
ISBN 9781905654345
Series Twilight saga series (1 of 4)
Publisher Little, Brown & Co, 2007
Meyer, Stephenie
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Twilight saga 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 Twilight saga series (4 books)
Meyer, Stephenie
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Twilight zone, The: The midnight sun
Set in a New York of the not-too-distant future, the sweltering, thirsty citizens attempt to cope with the extreme heat as the end of the world approaches. A female artist and her neighbour are helpless against the elements and the armed looters. But, in the Twilight Zone, there's always a twist.
ISBN 9780747587859
Publisher Bloomsbury, 2009
Topics / Graphic novels /
Serling, Rod & Kneece, Mark (adapt) & Spay, Anthony (ill)
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Twist Cottage
Two spooky stories including one about Twist Cottage, where all the previous owners have died in mysterious circumstances, and Harriet's horrible dream, the story of Harriet who is having a nightmare and doesn't seem to be able to wake up.
ISBN 9781841213743
Series Horowitz horror series (8 of 8)
Publisher Orchard Books, 2002
Horowitz, Anthony
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Two towers, The
Second book in Tolkien's classic fantasy cycle, in which the Fellowship is wrenched apart. While Aragorn, Legolas and Gimli attempt to rescue the hobbits, Merry and Pippin, Frodo and Sam must journey into Sauron's desolate land of Mordor.
ISBN 9780007149223
Series Lord of the rings series (2 of 3)
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, UK, 2002
Tolkien, J R R
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Two weeks with the queen: the play
A script which is as funny as the book, covering the same issues of death, cancer, AIDS and love.
ISBN 9780868194011
Publisher Currency Press, 2004
Morris, Mary
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Twopence to cross the Mersey
A young girl tells the story of her family during the Great Depression in Northern England. Usually read by students in Years 9, 10 or above.
ISBN 9780006361688
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, UK, 1989
Forrester, Helen
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