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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 17)
Publisher Raintree, 2007
Jacques, Brian
No book cover.
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Tail of two diggers, A
Digger, a mischievous pup, ran away from home seeking adventure. He became the soldiers' mascot and, during World War I, Digger's adventures were not quite what he expected. He was wounded and befriended by Sergeant James Martin. When he returned home, Digger hated loud noise and certain smells, which reminded him of war. For his bravery and long service, Digger was presented with a silver engraved collar. Based on a true story.
ISBN 9780646952260
Publisher Returned Services League (RSL), 2016
Gillam, John & Fletcher, Yvonne & Durell, Paul (ill)
No book cover.
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Taj and the great camel trek
Taj and his camel are on the adventure of a lifetime. They join explorer Ernest Giles to cross the Australian desert, where they encounter wild dogs, poisonous snakes, Aborigines and a constant shortage of water. Taj also learns the hard reality of travelling with animals.
ISBN 9780702238772
Publisher University of Queensland Press, 2011
Hawke, Rosanne
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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
No book cover.
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Take it easy, Danny Allen
When the family farm is repossessed by the bank, Danny has no alternative but to accept his parents' decision to move to the city and start a new life. But life in the city frightens Danny and he has difficulty adjusting and making friends. A runaway dog helps Danny to adjust.
ISBN 9780330423731
Publisher Pan MacMillan, 2008
Cummings, Phil
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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'.
ISBN 9780732907655
Publisher Pan MacMillan, 1993
Marsden, John
No book cover.
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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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Tale of a dark horse, The
It's 135BC and Emperor Han Wudi is desperate for a tall, dark and handsome horse. He will be hard to track down, as he is as free as a gypsy.
ISBN 9789881609830
Series Chinese Calendar Tales series (8 of 8)
Publisher Auspicious Times, 2013
Brennan, Sarah
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Tale of Chester Choi, The
Chester Choi is one bad Chinese dragon. He just loves children... eating them, that is! But Chester has a secret - he's desperately lonely and what he really wants is a friend.
ISBN 9789881888266
Series Chinese Calendar Tales series (5 of 8)
Publisher Auspicious Times, 2007
Brennan, Sarah
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Tale of Despereaux, The
Despereaux is a very small mouse who longs to be near the beautiful Princess Pea. Mouse law forbids any contact between mice and humans. When Despereaux lands in the castle dungeon, he must show enormous courage and ingenuity to escape.
ISBN 9780744598698
Publisher Walker Books, 2004
DiCamillo, Kate & Basil Ering, Timothy (ill)
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Tale of Fontania, A: Knot impossible, The
Rufkin is left to work in a salvage yard while his celebrity parents go on an acting tour. Vicious cave lizards lurk in the mud, among rusting ship hulks saved for scrap. When Rifkin hears a small voice cry for help, he and his reluctant new neighbour, Nissy, are caught up in a perilous sea adventure. Rufkin, who suffers stage-fright, is suddenly centre stage as the only one who can right an ancient wrong and save the kingdom.
ISBN 9781776570041
Series A Tale of Fontania series (4 books)
Publisher Gecko Press, 2015
Else, Barbara & Broad, Sam (ill)
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Tale of Fontania, A: Queen and the nobody boy, The
Hodie is the odd-job nobody boy at the Grand Palace in the Kingdom of Fontania. Twelve year old Queen Sibilla, worried about her lack of magic powers, decides to join Hodie when he runs away to better himself. An adventure full of friendship, greed and mystery ensues.
ISBN 9781877579233
Series A Tale of Fontania series (4 books)
Publisher Gecko Press, 2013
Else, Barbara & Broad, Sam (ill)
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Tale of Fontania, A: Travelling restaurant, The
Aboard the mysterious sailing ship, Jasper encounters whirlpools, troublesome monkeys and hungry pirates on his quest to save the kingdom from the Provisional Monarch, Lady Gall.
ISBN 9781877467776
Series A Tale of Fontania series (4 books)
Publisher Gecko Press, 2011
Else, Barbara & Broad, Sam (ill)
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Tale of Fontania, A: Volume of possible endings, The
Twelve year old Dorrity leads a quiet, peaceful life as the only child in Owl Town. When she unearths a magical book with five possible conclusions, none of the endings make sense. But, they are disconcerting and they all point to her, with dire predictions. Dorrity must face her enemies and find out who the strange boy is who has appeared in the Beastly Dark.
ISBN 9781927271612
Series A Tale of Fontania series (4 books)
Publisher Gecko Press, 2015
Else, Barbara & Broad, Sam (ill)
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Tale of Oswald Ox, The
Meet Oswald Ox. Bone idle on the farm, just chewing his cud and rolling in the mud, while all the other animals are hard at work. No wonder he's in trouble! Then the winter stores go missing, and Oswald is firmly in the frame. Will wisdom and dignity triumph over meanness and greed?
ISBN 9789881888280
Series Chinese Calendar Tales series (2 of 8)
Publisher Auspicious Times, 2008
Brennan, Sarah
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Tale of Pin Yin Panda, The
Pin Yin is a giant panda living in the misty Sichuan forests in China... but she isn't just any giant panda. She's got beautiful, brains and a healthy ego to match! On Chinese New Year's Eve, she makes a surprise announcement - this year is going to be The Year of the Panda. Will the tradition of a millennia be swept aside or will this practically perfect panda be put in her place?
ISBN 9789881888204
Series Chinese Calendar Tales series (6 of 8)
Publisher Auspicious Times, 2011
Brennan, Sarah
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Tale of rescue, The
When a blizzard traps a family outside in a whiteout, a cattle dog devises a stunning rescue in a moving, suspenseful, and gorgeously illustrated story.
ISBN 9780763671679
Publisher Candlewick Press, 2015
Rosen, Michael J. & Fellows, Stan (ill)
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Tale of Rhonda Rabbit, The
It's 221BC, and the mighty Emperor Qin Shi Huang is not amused. Somebody or something is stealing from the royal vegetable patch! Enter Rhonda Rabbit, one very bad bunny, with extremely annoying habits and an appetite to match! Will the Emperor save his greens, or will Rhonda Rabbit live to crunch another day?
ISBN 9789881888259
Series Chinese Calendar Tales series (4 of 8)
Publisher Auspicious Times, 2010
Brennan, Sarah
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Tale of Run Run Rat, The
Meet Run Run Rat - a loveable rodent with a mission. He's determined to find fame and glory when he sets out to travel the length and breadth of China. But fame and glory find him in the most unexpected way when he reaches Beijing on the eve of the Olympics Marathon.
ISBN 9789881888273
Series Chinese Calendar Tales series (1 of 8)
Publisher Auspicious Times, 2008
Brennan, Sarah
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Tale of Sybil the Snake, The
Everybody adores Sybil Snake - she's beautiful, clever and extremely charming. But all is not as it seems ion the Emperor's menagerie and Sybil is more of an enchantress that meets the eye.
ISBN 9789881609816
Series Chinese Calendar Tales series (7 of 8)
Publisher Auspicious Times, 2012
Brennan, Sarah
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Tale of Temujin, The
Temujin the Tiger is the Terror of the East. He's wrought a trail of destruction and fine dining from Mongolia right up to the gates of the Grand Imperial Palace in China! But Princess Precious is pretty awful as well, with a talent for tantrums and an ear-piercing scream! Watch what happens when two irresistible forces collide!
ISBN 9789881888297
Series Chinese Calendar Tales series (3 of 8)
Publisher Auspicious Times, 2009
Brennan, Sarah
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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 Shakespeare
Prose adaptations of twenty of Shakespeare's works written especially for children.
ISBN 9780140366778
Publisher Penguin, 1994
Lamb, Charles & Mary
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Tales from the hood
Mr Canis is put on trial for past crimes, which, considering that he's really the Big Bad Wolf, are legion. A kangaroo court of Everafters, led by unpredictable and often insane Judge Mad Hatter, is determined to find Canis guilty. It's up to the Grimms to find evidence to save their friend.
ISBN 9780810994782
Series Sisters Grimm series (6 of 7)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2008
Buckley, Michael & Ferguson, Peter (ill)
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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 a fourth grade nothing
Disaster follows Fudge, a four year old, wherever he goes. His older brother, Peter, is usually the one who has to sort out the mess while Fudge gets all the attention, all the time. It's enough to drive an older brother mad.
ISBN 9780330398176
Series Fudge series (1 of 5)
Publisher Pan Macmillan US, 2001
Blume, Judy
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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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Tales of Deltora
Questions answered about where the Shadow Lord came from and who were the Masked Ones. The truth about the battles and bloodlines that forged the Deltora adventures are revealed.
ISBN 9781865048079
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2005
Rodda, Emily & McBride, Marc (ill)
No book cover.
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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: Leopard Princess, The
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 Trojan war
The history of the Trojan war, a well-told story of the folly of gods and men. The Greeks attack Troy to force the Trojan prince, Paris, to return their queen, Helen, the most beautiful woman in the world.
ISBN 9780746052013
Publisher Usborne Publishing Ltd, 2002
Khanduri, Kamini (reteller) & Anderson, Jeff (ill)
No book cover.
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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.
ISBN 9780141300795
Publisher Penguin, 1998
Watson, James
No book cover.
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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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Tangara
When Lexie was eight, she discovered an old shell necklace that had belonged to her great-great-aunt. Through the necklace, she meets Merrina, who takes her to a gully that holds a mystery. A combination of fantasy and Tasmanian history.
ISBN 9780140321852
Publisher Puffin Australia, 1987
Chauncy, Nan
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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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Tanks
Find out about all types of tanks, from the first world war on. Discover their mechanics, what it's like to drive a tank and what tanks will look like in the future. Includes exciting photographs, diagrams and comic strips, plus fold-out pages that reveal the hidden workings of tanks.
ISBN 9780746089767
Series Usborne beginners plus series (16 books)
Publisher Usborne Publishing Ltd, 2011
Brook, Henry
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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.
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
No book cover.
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Tarin of the mammoths: Exile, The
Tarin longs to be a hunter, but his twisted leg means he is feared and bullied. After a disastrous mishap, Tarin is forced to leave his family and travel alone across wild, unknown land to save the Mammoth Clan. Battling the hostile and savage Boar Clan, a deadly illness, and treacherous terrain with twins Kaija and Luuka and their wolf cubs, Tarin realises that if they are to survive he must conquer his greatest fear- his inner self- and embrace the magic that is hiding within him.
ISBN 9780143309376
Publisher Penguin Books Australia, 2017
Sandhu, Jo
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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.
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
No book cover.
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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.
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.
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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Teacup
Once there was a boy who had to leave home and find another one. Among his possessions was a teacup, holding earth from where he used to play.
ISBN 9781743623848
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2015
Young, Rebecca & Ottley, Matt (ill)
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Team song
Jaff and Janna are twins on space station Nova. Janna wants sport, Jaff wants them to make music together. Now they have to work out how to both get what they want.
ISBN 9781420218664
Series Out of this world series (6 of 16)
Publisher Macmillan Education Australia Pty Ltd, 2007
Odgers, Sally & Lin, Matt (ill)
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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 in the jungle
Two brothers, aged ten and twelve, travel to the jungles of Borneo to experience the critically endangered orangutan in the wild. Their story is inspiring.
ISBN 9780646558158
Publisher CTQ Management Consulting, 2011
Clarke, Daniel & Clarke, William
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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
No book cover.
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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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Technology in the time of ancient Rome
A look at the innovative tools and methods used by early Romans focusing on weaving, metalwork, food production, transportation, and building plus activities where students can try using the same techniques as the ancients.
ISBN 9780817248765
Publisher Raintree, 1998
Topics / STEM /
Snedden, Robert
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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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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.
ISBN 9780689845338
Series Earthsea series, The (4 of 5)
Publisher Simon Pulse, 1993
Le Guin, Ursula
No book cover.
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Telling lies
Against the background of paranoia, fear and betrayal that is German-occupied France in 1942, a defiant French family decides to help Paul, a downed New Zealand airman. If they are to hide him, smuggle him to safety and survive, they must weave a web of lies.
ISBN 9781869509347
Publisher HarperCollins NZ, 2012
Topics / Year 6 easy reads /
Glensor, Tricia
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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.
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: a Shakespeare story, The
This series gives young readers the chance to discover Shakespeare for themselves. Also included are useful notes on the themes within the stories and a background to the Globe Theatre.
ISBN 9781841213460
Series Shakespeare stories series (7 of 12)
Publisher Orchard Books, 2003
Matthews, Andrew & Ross, Tony (ill)
No book cover.
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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 9780340965917
Publisher Hodder Children's Books (Australia), 2003
Masson, Sophie
No book cover.
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Ten pound pom
I don't want to come to Australia. I have just started grammar school. My best friend Sally goes there too. But it looks like there could be another war and Dad has convinced Mum to go. Because we're migrants, the voyage is costing Mum and Dad only 10 pounds each! My brother and I are travelling for free. It's a long way to Australia. What if we never come back to England?
ISBN 9781925381214
Publisher Walker Books, 2017
Wilkinson, Carole & Anelli, Liz (ill)
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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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Tender moments of Saffron Silk, The
Everyone knows that Saffron Silk has a talent for pretending to be someone else, but when the firebirds rage inside her head, and it hurts even to breathe, Saffron barely has the energy to be herself.
ISBN 9780733329838
Series Kingdom of silk series (6 of 6)
Publisher HarperCollins Australia, 2012
Millard, Glenda & King, Stephen Michael (ill)
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Tennis
Meet Arantxa Sanchez-Vicario, a professional tennis player who won the French Open when she was only seventeen years old. This comprehensive guide introduces young players to all the basic skills, essential techniques and rules of tennis.
ISBN 9780754327844
Publisher Dorling Kindersley, 2000
Stich, Francesca (ed)
No book cover.
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Tennis star
Thirteen year old Nathan loves playing tennis. When he is recruited to portray his hero, champion tennis player Richard Krafter, in advertisements, Nathan's ego is enhanced but with negative effects on family relationships and his friendships.
ISBN 9780734407757
Publisher Thomas C Lothian Pty Ltd, 2005
Caisley, Raewyn
No book cover.
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Tensy Farlow and the home for mislaid children
Tensy Farlow was dumped, hunted and betrayed, leaving her in mortal danger, without a guardian angel. She is thrown into a gloomy orphanage, which is exactly what the dark world needs.
ISBN 9780670073399
Publisher Penguin Books Australia, 2009
Storer, Jen
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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.
ISBN 9781865089768
Series Chanters of Tremaris series (3 of 4)
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2005
Constable, Kate
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Teresa, a new Australian
During the war, Teresa and her family survived the bombing of their home and went hungry during the long siege of their island. But, life in peace time is still hard. Her parents want a better life and apply to migrate to Australia. But, after the long voyage to Sydney, there are more testing times ahead for Teresa as she tries to learn Australian ways, avoid the bullies and do well at school. She is not about to let anything stop her from making her family and her nanna, back in Malta, proud of her.
ISBN 9781742990941
Series A new Australian (5 books)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2016
Abela, Deborah
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Terrible thing that happened to Barnaby Brocket, The
The Brockets are normal and respectable, and they hate anyone who is different. When Barnaby is born, he's certainly not ordinary. He defies the laws of gravity and floats. Barnaby is desperate to please his parents but he just can't keep both feet on the ground. The Brockets decide Barnaby must go. Betrayed and alone, Barnaby floats into the path of a special hot air balloon and begins a magical journey with extraordinary new friends.
ISBN 9780857531476
Publisher Doubleday, 2012
Boyne, John & Jeffers, Oliver (ill)
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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
No book cover.
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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 NEW SERIES 2018 (7 books)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2017
Adams, Michael
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Tessa
Tessa wants a puppy to keep her company and protect her from her neighbour. Tessa leaves brochures lying around the house for her mother to notices but she's not sure it works. Perhaps her Mum has other ideas.
ISBN 9780734406095
Publisher Thomas C Lothian Pty Ltd, 2003
Lawson, Sue
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That boy, Jack
Jack and Gilbert made a pact when they were younger - to work together in the mines, just like their fathers and other immigrants. Jack is turning twelve, and the thought of working underground fills him with panic. When Gilbert leaves school to earn a wage, Jack wants to keep his word - but that means facing his fear. All the while his heart is telling him to follow another path. That boy, Jack must find the courage to choose.
ISBN 9781922179005
Publisher Walker Books Australia Pty Ltd, 2013
Brian, Janeen
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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.
ISBN 9780141311265
Publisher Penguin, 2001
Bone, Ian
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That's the trick
This little book will delight word buffs. It contains examples of homonyms with cartoon drawings to illustrate the words.
ISBN 9780734408945
Publisher Thomas C Lothian Pty Ltd, 2006
Bell, Krista & Dunk, Sarah (ill)
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The Animorphs series
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Series The Animorphs series (10 books)
Applegate, K A
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The Apothecary trilogy series
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Series The Apothecary trilogy series (3 books)
Meloy, Maile
No book cover.
The Bartimaeus trilogy series
A fantasy series told from the viewpoint of three characters. Any two titles read from this series can be included as official Challenge books; up to five more titles can be included as your personal choice books. To see the individual book titles and their PRC ID numbers, go to the Series lists on the Booklists page on the website. Or, you can search for a series name or the individual titles by using the Search function on the top left hand corner of the screen.
Series The Bartimaeus trilogy series (3 books)
Stroud, Jonathan
No book cover.
The Caddy kids series
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Series The Caddy kids series (3 books)
Various
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
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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 Dragons series
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Series The Dragons series (3 books)
Thompson, Colin
No book cover.
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The Dragons: Mordred
Arthur has been crowned King and peace has come to Avalon. Life has never been more peaceful and, yet, so many people are planning rebellions. The Dragons are planning an uprising, King Arthur's revolting little cousin, Mordred, is planning an uprising and Brassica, the deposed fake King Arthur, is also planning an uprising. It's lucky that Merlin, who has more than two hands, has everything under control.
ISBN 9781741663839
Series The Dragons series (3 books)
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2011
Thompson, Colin
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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
Meet the talented, teenage girls at one of the foremost spy schools, posing as an exclusive college for exceptional women. Any two books from this series may be read as Challenge books; up to five more can be read as personal choice books. Go to the Series lists for individual book titles.
Series The Gallagher girls series (3 books)
Carter, Ally
No book cover.
The Gateway series NEW SERIES 2018
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Series The Gateway series NEW SERIES 2018 (8 books)
Jones, Cerberus
No book cover.
The Gerander trilogy series
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Series The Gerander trilogy series (3 books)
Watts, Frances
No book cover.
The Guild trilogy series
This adventure series follows Rebecca and Douglas in their quest to find their parents who have gone missing on an expedition in China. Any two titles read from this series can be included as official Challenge books; up to five more titles can be included as your personal choice books. To see the individual book titles and their PRC ID numbers, go to the Series lists on the Booklists page, on the website. Or, you can search for a series name or the individual titles by using the Search function on the top left hand corner of the screen.
Series The Guild trilogy series (3 books)
Mowll, Joshua
No book cover.
The Hidden series
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Series The Hidden series (3 books)
Tanner, Lian
No book cover.
The Hitler trilogy NEW SERIES 2018
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Series The Hitler trilogy NEW SERIES 2018 (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 impossible quest series
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Series The impossible quest series (5 books)
Forsyth, Kate
No book cover.
The incorrigible children of Ashton Place series
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Series The incorrigible children of Ashton Place series (5 books)
Various
No book cover.
The Indian in the cupboard series
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Series The Indian in the cupboard series (5 books)
Banks, Lynne Reid
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: Red pyramid, The
Gods and pharaohs of ancient Egypt mingle with the teenage protagonists in this fast-paced series. Sadie and Carter discover that the gods of Egypt are waking, and the worst of them, Set, has his sights on the Kanes. To stop him, the siblings embark on a dangerous journey across the globe, a quest that brings them ever closer to the truth about their family, and their links to a secret order that has existed since the time of the pharaohs.
ISBN 9780141384955
Series The Kane Chronicles series (1 of 4)
Publisher Penguin Books Australia, 2010
Riordan, Rick
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The Kane Chronicles: Serpent's shadow, The
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
No book cover.
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The Kane Chronicles: Throne of fire, The
Gods and pharaohs of Ancient Egypt mingle with the teenage protagonists in this fast paced series. Carter and Sadie Kane, descendants of the magical House of Life, command certain powers. But now a terrifying enemy--Apophis, the giant snake of chaos--is rising. To destroy him the Kanes must revive the sun god Ra--a feat no magician has ever achieved.
ISBN 9780141335667
Series The Kane Chronicles series (2 of 4)
Publisher Penguin Books Australia, 2011
Riordan, Rick
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The Keepers trilogy series
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Series The Keepers trilogy series (3 books)
Tanner, Lian
No book cover.
The last thirteen series
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Series The last thirteen series (13 books)
Various
No book cover.
The last wild trilogy series
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Series The last wild trilogy series (3 books)
Various
No book cover.
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.
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The mermaid of Warsaw and other tales from Poland
Enchanting, wicked and often very funny, these eight folk tales from Poland have a timeless, universal appeal.
ISBN 9781847801647
Publisher Frances Lincoln, 2011
Topics / Year 6 easy reads /
Monte, Richard & Hess, Paul (ill)
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The Montmaray Journals series
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Series The Montmaray Journals series (3 books)
Cooper, Michelle
No book cover.
The Mysterious Benedict Society series
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Series The Mysterious Benedict Society series (4 books)
Stewart, Trenton Lee
No book cover.
The Royal Academy of Sport for Girls series NEW SERIES 2018
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Series The Royal Academy of Sport for Girls series NEW SERIES 2018 (4 books)
Sieveking, Laura
No book cover.
The secret histories series NEW SERIES 2018
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Series The secret histories series NEW SERIES 2018 (3 books)
French, Jackie
No book cover.
The Seven signs series NEW SERIES 2018
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Series The Seven signs series NEW SERIES 2018 (7 books)
Various
No book cover.
The Spiderwick chronicles series
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Series The Spiderwick chronicles series (5 books)
Black, Holly & Di Terlizzi, Tony (ill)
No book cover.
The Swashbuckler series
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Series The Swashbuckler series (3 books)
Gardiner, Kelly
No book cover.
The Thickety series
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Series The Thickety series (4 books)
Various
No book cover.
The thing series
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Series The thing series (3 books)
Falkner, Brian
No book cover.
The three doors trilogy series
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Series The three doors trilogy series (3 books)
Rodda, Emily
No book cover.
The treehouse series
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Series The treehouse series (6 books)
Various
No book cover.
The Tribe series
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Series The Tribe series (3 books)
Various
No book cover.
The Warlock's child series
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Series The Warlock's child series (3 books)
Various
No book cover.
The Wombles series
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Series The Wombles series (6 books)
Beresford, Elisabeth & Price, Nick (ill)
No book cover.
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Their great gift
Through the eyes of children from many different backgrounds, find out what it would be like to emigrate to the United Sates of America.
ISBN 9781467780544
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group, 2016
Coy, John & Huie, Wing Young (photo)
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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 NEW SERIES 2018 (5 books)
Publisher Viking Children's, 2008
Gleitzman, Morris
No book cover.
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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.
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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Theodore Boone series
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Series Theodore Boone series (6 books)
Grisham, John
No book cover.
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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
No book cover.
10538
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
No book cover.
21522
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
No book cover.
21148
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
No book cover.
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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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Theophilus Grey and the demon thief
Theophilus Grey heads a team of linkboys who guide Londoners by torch light, through dank eighteenth century alleys. They gather useful information for the master who runs a spy network. When thieves start dropping without a scratch and a wave of crime sweeps the area, Philo wonders if the events are connected. He will need to use all his cunning to uncover the truth behind the demon thief, in time to save his friends.
ISBN 9781760113605
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2015
Jinks, Catherine
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Theophilus Grey and the traitor's mask
In eighteenth-century London, twelve year old Philo Grey is a linkboy. He collects information to sell. One of his best customers pays good money for intelligence about the Jacobites, who are plotting to overthrow King George. But, spying on the Jacobites is a dangerous business, especially when Philo becomes the target of a rival gang of linkboys. And, Philo's old master has never forgiven him for leaving and will stop at nothing for revenge. Luckily, Philo has friends as well as enemies. He must rely on them as well as his instincts to escape harm.
ISBN 9781760113612
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2016
Jinks, Catherine
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There may be a castle
On Christmas Eve, eleven year old Mouse, his mother and two sisters are travelling to his grandparents. It's snowing, visibility is bad, and the car crashes off the road. Mouse is thrown from the car and, when he wakes, he's not in his world any more. So begins a quest to find a castle in a world of monsters, minstrels, dangerous knights and mysterious wizards. There's terrifying danger but also more excitement than Mouse has ever known. But, as the cold grows, Mouse's quest becomes more important than ever.
ISBN 9781848668621
Publisher Quercus Children's Books, 2016
Torday, Piers
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There's no place like home
Some people live in unusual places, high on mountains, under the ground or in a floating city. For most people, there's no place like home.
ISBN 9781865048734
Series X-zone series (48 books)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2005
Topics / Year 6 easy reads /
Harris, David
No book cover.
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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.
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: Last spell, The
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: Path begins, A
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: 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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Thickety, The: Whispering trees, The
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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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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Think smart, Hazel Green
Hazel Green has to be extra smart to save Mr Volio and the delicious pastries that he bakes.
ISBN 9781741141108
Series Hazel Green series (3 of 4)
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2003
Hirsch, Odo
No book cover.
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Third door, The
Rye and Sonia have faced the heart-stopping perils of the land behind the golden Door, and the cold terrors that lurk behind the silver Door as well. By a miracle, they have survived them both. But, Weld is still under threat and many questions remain to be answered. Rye knows what he has to do. One Door remains a mystery, the ancient wooden Door that he has been drawn to from the beginning. All he has to do is dare to go through it.
ISBN 9781862919143
Series The three doors trilogy series (3 of 3)
Publisher Omnibus Books, 2012
Rodda, Emily
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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
No book cover.
Third Pig Detective Agency, The series
Any two titles read from this series can be included as official Challenge books; up to five more titles can be included as your personal choice books. To see the individual book titles and their PRC ID numbers, go to the Series lists on the Booklists page, on the website. Or, you can search for a series name or the individual titles by using the Search function on the top left hand corner of the screen.
Series Third Pig Detective Agency, The series (3 books)
Burke, Bob
No book cover.
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Third prince, The
When Princess Glori wishes for a charming prince and he doesn't turn up, she gets impatient and wishes again and again. Surprising things may happen.
ISBN 9780143301189
Publisher Penguin, 2004
Flynn, Rachel
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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.
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
No book cover.
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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 is still rainbow snake country
Aboriginal Dreaming stories.
ISBN 9780725310660
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 1988
Berndt, Catherine & Meeks, Arone Raymond
No book cover.
3008
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
No book cover.
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This morning I met a whale
Michael loves an early morning walk along the Thames River to see the water birds. One day, he is surprised to spot a whale in the river. He thinks he must be dreaming when he can hear the whale's thoughts. The whale has come on a long and difficult journey to pass on a very special message to a child. Michael has to try to help deliver the message.
ISBN 9781406306460
Publisher Walker Books, 2008
Morpurgo, Michael & Birmingham, Christian (ill)
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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
No book cover.
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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
No book cover.
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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 cheers for inventors
Find out about some great inventors from hundreds of years ago through to the present time. Follow their successes and difficulties and decide who is your favourite inventor. Includes a wide range of inventions from steam engines to mobile phones.
ISBN 9781406301717
Publisher Walker Books, 2006
Topics / Year 6 easy reads /
Williams, Marcia
No book cover.
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Three Indian goddesses
Enter the magical and exotic world of Indian legends in these three modern stories, inspired by Hindu tales. There are temples, festivals, dancing, curses and battles, as well as three Indian goddesses, Kali, Lakshmi & Durga.
ISBN 9781406330953
Publisher Walker Books, 2011
Gavin, Jamila
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Three Indian princesses
Discover the enchanting lives of three Indian princesses, Savitri, Damayanti and Sita, in these retellings of three Hindu tales. Enter the world of palaces, beautiful jewels, romance, jealousy, secrets and demons.
ISBN 9781406330960
Publisher Walker Books, 2011
Gavin, Jamila
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Three loves of Persimmon, The
In the 1920s, Persimmon lives a solitary life, pouring her passion into the florist shop she owns in an underground railway station. Her only companion is Rose, a talking cabbage. Intriguing young men come and go but Persimmon has yet to find the love of her life. Beneath the shop lives an enquiring mouse, Epiphany. When Persimmon and Epiphany meet, life will never be the same again.
ISBN 9780143205012
Publisher Penguin Books Australia, 2010
Golds, Cassandra
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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.
ISBN 9781742378275
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2011
Clarke, Judith
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Three way street
A realistic novel told by twelve year old Aggie who lives in Melbourne with her mother, siblings and new dog, Bruce.
ISBN 9780140317763
Publisher Penguin, 1984
Nicholls, Bron
No book cover.
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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.
ISBN 9781741146325
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2005
Ellis, Deborah
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Through the looking glass
One moment, Alice is wondering what life is like on the other side of the mirror, the next she finds herself through the looking glass and in a topsy-turvy land. Alice meets a host of bizarre characters, none of whom are quite what they seem.
ISBN 9780141330075
Publisher Puffin UK, 2010
Carroll, Lewis & Tenniel, John (ill)
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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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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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Thursday Next series
Set in an alternative and offbeat Britain of 1985, and featuring Literary Detective, Thursday Next. Any two titles read from this series can be included as official Challenge books; up to five more titles can be included as your personal choice books. To see the individual book titles and their PRC ID numbers, go to the Series lists on the Booklists page on the website. Or, you can search for a series name or the individual titles by using the Search function on the top left hand corner of the screen.
Series Thursday Next series (6 books)
Fforde, Jasper
No book cover.
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Tiff and the trout
Tiff Porter lives in a tiny, mountain town. She loves trout fishing and her best friend, Cass. As winter approaches and the seasons change, so life will change for Tiff. A challenging read involving a family break-up with some strong language.
ISBN 9780141306575
Publisher Penguin, 2004
Metzenthen, David
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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 in the bush
This is an adventure story about the Tasmanian tiger and a family living deep in the heart of the Tasmanian wilderness.
ISBN 9780330362566
Publisher Pan MacMillan, 2001
Chauncy, Nan
No book cover.
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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 trouble
Sam is determined to save a pair of baby tigers about to be smuggled out of India, when he encounters a tiger which can take care of itself.
ISBN 9780143304425
Series Extreme adventures series (11 books)
Publisher Puffin Australia, 2010
D'Ath, Justin
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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 hunters series
Any two titles read from this series can be included as official Challenge books; up to five more titles can be included as your personal choice books. To see the individual book titles and their PRC ID numbers, go to the Series lists on the Booklists page on the website. Or, you can search for a series name or the individual titles by using the Search function on the top left hand corner of the screen.
Series Time hunters series (12 books)
Blake, Chris
No book cover.
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Time hunters: Aztec attack
Tom travels back to the ancient Aztec Empire where he must face the rain god Tlaloc. He must outsmart the god and snatch the missing treasure before it is too late.
ISBN 9780007550043
Series Time hunters series (12 of 12)
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, UK, 2014
Blake, Chris
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Time hunters: Cowboy showdown
Join Tom and Aztec girl, Zuma, as they travel through time, battling the mightiest warriors of the past.
ISBN 9780007550074
Series Time hunters series (7 of 12)
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, UK, 2014
Blake, Chris
No book cover.
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Time hunters: Egyptian curse
Tom meets Princess Isis and her pet, Cleo, when he breaks a museum statue that releases an ancient curse. He must help the Princess on her quest to track down six amulets. Tom is on his sixth quest and hopes that this will be his final quest to free Princess Isis of the ancient curse. He finds himself in Ancient Egypt fighting alongside King Tutankhamun in his most dangerous battle so far.
ISBN 9780007514083
Series Time hunters series (6 of 12)
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, UK, 2014
Blake, Chris
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Time hunters: Gladiator clash
Tom meets Princess Isis and her pet, Cleo, when he breaks a museum statue that releases an ancient curse. He must help the Princess on her quest to track down six amulets. On Tom and Isis' first adventure they arrive in Ancient Rome. To find the amulet they will have to fight the fiercest gladiator who ever lived.
ISBN 9780007514090
Series Time hunters series (1 of 12)
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, UK, 2013
Blake, Chris
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Time hunters: Greek warriors
Tom meets Princess Isis and her pet, Cleo, when he breaks a museum statue that releases an ancient curse. He must help the Princess on her quest to track down six amulets. On this, his fourth adventure, Tom becomes a Spartan soldier and must fight against the powerful Trojans. While dodging swords and arrows he is helping Princess Isis retrieve the amulet.
ISBN 9780007514045
Series Time hunters series (4 of 12)
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, UK, 2013
Blake, Chris
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Time hunters: Knight quest
On their second quest, Tom and Isis meet King Arthur's heroic knights. They must prove their bravery in a race to find a legendary golden sword.
ISBN 9780007514007
Series Time hunters series (2 of 12)
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, UK, 2013
Blake, Chris
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Time hunters: Mohican brave
Tom and his new Mohican friends battle the mighty Mohawks. As tomahawks and arrows fly, can Tom fight his way to the golden coin.
ISBN 9780007550029
Series Time hunters series (11 of 12)
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, UK, 2014
Blake, Chris
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Time hunters: Outback outlaw
Tom lands in the Australian outback amongst a band of dangerous outlaws. When one of them runs off with the loot, can Tom track him down and get his hands on the precious coin.
ISBN 9780007549986
Series Time hunters series (9 of 12)
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, UK, 2014
Blake, Chris
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Time hunters: pirate mutiny
Tom meets Princess Isis and her pet, Cleo, when he breaks a museum statue that releases an ancient curse. He must help the Princess on her quest to track down six amulets. On his fifth adventure, Tom stows away on Blackbeard's pirate ship. They could never have imagined the cruelty he can inflict. Have they made a deadly mistake that could see them walking the plank.
ISBN 9780007514069
Series Time hunters series (5 of 12)
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, UK, 2014
Blake, Chris
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Time hunters: Samurai assassin
Join Tom and Aztec girl, Zuma, as they travel through time, battling the mightiest warriors of the past.
ISBN 9780007549962
Series Time hunters series (8 of 12)
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, UK, 2014
Blake, Chris
No book cover.
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Time hunters: Stone age rampage
Join Tom and Aztec girl, Zuma, as they travel through time, battling the mightiest warriors of the past.
ISBN 9780007550012
Series Time hunters series (10 of 12)
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, UK, 2014
Blake, Chris
No book cover.
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Time hunters: Viking raiders
On their third journey, Tom and Isis set sail in the freezing cold on a Viking longboat. Will they succeed in their treasure hunt before the terrifying Vikings begin their next raid.
ISBN 9780007514021
Series Time hunters series (3 of 12)
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, UK, 2013
Blake, Chris
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Time machine, The
Harry Harvard and Jesse Harrison have found a time machine. Now, they can travel through time and do all kinds of cool things. Their average days in fifth class at Average Primary School are numbered. Harry and Jesse choose to travel to the World Cup and, of course, while they are there, they cause mayhem for the opposing French team.
ISBN 9781420276862
Series Get real series (1 of 10)
Publisher Macmillan Education Australia Pty Ltd, 2009
Kettle, Phil & Webb, Melissa (ill)
No book cover.
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Time shifter, The
When Amelia and Charlie get caught in a time-loop at the Gateway Hotel, they are forced to live the same day over and over. Each loop brings them closer to catching a suspicious alien visitor - but also closer to danger. Can they stop time to save their lives?
ISBN 9781760126193
Series The Gateway series NEW SERIES 2018 (8 books)
Publisher Hardie Grant Egmont, 2016
Jones, Cerberus
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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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Timekeeper, The
Two worlds, the real world and the one across the Barrier, are in terrible danger. Only Patrick can save them from destruction. The sequel to Finders keepers.
ISBN 9781862918382
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2009
Rodda, Emily
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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
No book cover.
TimeRiders series
Any two titles read from this series can be included as official Challenge books; up to five more titles can be included as your personal choice books. To see the individual book titles and their PRC ID numbers, go to the Series lists on the Booklists page, on the website. Or, you can search for a series name or the individual titles by using the Search function on the top left hand corner of the screen.
Series TimeRiders series (6 books)
Scarrow, Alex
No book cover.
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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
No book cover.
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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: Doomsday code, The
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
No book cover.
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TimeRiders: Eternal war, The
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
No book cover.
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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
No book cover.
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Timing the machine
Is H.G. Wells' legendary Time Machine still travelling into the past, the future, or lost somewhere in the here or now. Take the journey with Enoch as he tries to find out,
ISBN 9781922134530
Publisher Harbour Publishing House, 2016
Crew, Gary & O'Sullivan, Paul (ill)
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Timmy Failure series
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Series Timmy Failure series (6 books)
Various
No book cover.
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Timmy Failure: Book you're not supposed to have, The
This book was never meant to exist. No one needs to know the details. Just know that there is a Merry, a Larry, a missing tooth and a teachers' strike that is crippling Timmy Failure's academic future. Worst of all, Timmy is banned from detective work. It's a conspiracy of buffoons. He recorded everything in his private notebook but, then, the manuscript was stolen. If this book gets out, he will be grounded for life. Or, maybe longer.
ISBN 9780763690045
Series Timmy Failure series (6 books)
Publisher Candlewick Press, 2016
Pastis, Stephan
No book cover.
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Timmy Failure: Cat stole my pants, The
Everyone's favourite best worst detective is back! Timmy is in Key West, Florida, ostensibly for the honeymoon of his mother and Doorman Dave, if they even got married, which Timmy doubts. Unfortunately for Timmy, crime doesn't take a holiday. And because Total has fled to Cuba, Timmy must rely on a new partner for help, Doorman Dave's nephew Emilio. Meanwhile, a surprise newcomer shows up in Timmy's life and, as if things couldn't get more hectic, Timmy's pants have been stolen by a six-toes cat.
ISBN 9781406377163
Series Timmy Failure series (6 books)
Publisher Candlewick Press, 2017
Pastis, Stephan
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Timmy Failure: Mistakes were made
Take eleven year old Timmy Failure, the clueless, comically self-confident boss of the best detective agency in town, perhaps even the nation. Add his impressively lazy business partner, a very large polar bear named Total. Throw in the Failuremobile and what you have is Total Failure, Inc, a global enterprise destined to make Timmy so rich, his mother won't have to stress out about the bills anymore.
ISBN 9780763660505
Series Timmy Failure series (6 books)
Publisher Candlewick Press, 2013
Pastis, Stephan
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Timmy Failure: Now look what you've done
When Timmy Failure's school announces a detective contest, Timmy considers it a personal insult. Because Timmy is the founder, president and CEO of the greatest detective agency in the town, probably the country. Perhaps the world. Now Timmy only has one week to solve the biggest case of the millennium and he is facing some obstacles. Like his partner, Total, a fifteen-hundred-pound polar bear.
ISBN 9781406356342
Series Timmy Failure series (6 books)
Publisher Walker Books, 2014
Pastis, Stephan
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Timmy Failure: Sanitized for your protection
Timmy is forced to hit the road in a cross-country trip that includes Timmy's mom, the polar bear called Total, Doorman Dave, and smells-like-a-tangerine criminal mastermind, Molly Moskins. It's a world gone mad, where good becomes bad, and Timmy Failure is a condemned man.
ISBN 9780763680923
Series Timmy Failure series (6 books)
Publisher Candlewick Press, 2015
Pastis, Stephan
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Timmy Failure: We meet again
If you are one of the three people in the world who haven't read the prior volumes of my memoir, let me sum them up. My name is Failure. Timmy Failure. And, my detective agency is on the verge of global domination. And, yet, the gods keep throwing me curveballs. But, one thing is for sure, Timmy Failure will be triumphant again.
ISBN 9781406356748
Series Timmy Failure series (6 books)
Publisher Walker Books, 2014
Pastis, Stephan
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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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Tintin and alph-art
The adventures of Tintin are still ripping yarns although some may reflect values of an earlier generation. A story of forgery and contemporary art in which Tintin is to be cast into a living sculpture by a mysterious enemy. The last of the series.
ISBN 9781405214483
Series Tintin series (24 of 24)
Publisher Egmont Childrens, 2004
Herge, Georges Remi
No book cover.
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Tintin and the lake of sharks
Tintin has set out on another adventure in the country of Syldavia. Tintin, Captain Haddock, the Thompsons and Snowy fly to Syldavia to meet Professor Calculus on Lake Pollishoff, an artificial lake that has a curse on it. The trip is doomed from the start when they barely survive a plane crash and are saved by two Syldavian kids.
ISBN 9781405206341
Series Tintin series (25 of 24)
Publisher Egmont Childrens, 2002
Herge, Georges Remi
No book cover.
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Tintin and the Picaros
The adventures of Tintin are still ripping yarns although some may reflect values of an earlier generation.
ISBN 9780749704711
Series Tintin series (23 of 24)
Publisher Egmont Childrens, 1990
Herge, Georges Remi
No book cover.
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Tintin in America
The adventures of Tintin are still ripping yarns although some may reflect values of an earlier generation.
ISBN 9780416148527
Series Tintin series (3 of 24)
Publisher Methuen, 1990
Herge, Georges Remi
No book cover.
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Tintin in the land of the Soviets
The adventures of Tintin are still ripping yarns although some may reflect values of an earlier generation. The first in the series tells of Tintin's adventures when he sets off to Russia to investigate the Soviets only to have them investigate him.
ISBN 9781405214773
Series Tintin series (1 of 24)
Publisher Egmont Childrens, 2005
Herge, Georges Remi
No book cover.
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Tintin in Tibet
The adventures of Tintin are still ripping yarns although some may reflect values of an earlier generation. Tintin has a premonition that his good friend will be in a plane crash. He must travel to the Himalayas to try to save him.
ISBN 9780316358392
Series Tintin series (20 of 24)
Publisher Methuen, 1990
Herge, Georges Remi
No book cover.
Tintin series
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Series Tintin series (24 books)
Herge, Georges Remi
No book cover.
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Tintin: cigars of the pharaoh
The adventures of Tintin are still ripping yarns although some reflect values of an earlier generation. Tintin and Snowy, on a cruise to Egypt, meet Thompson and Thompson and Rastapopolous. They face many dangers including the poison of madness.
ISBN 9780749704643
Series Tintin series (4 of 24)
Publisher Methuen, 1990
Herge, Georges Remi
No book cover.
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Tintin: destination moon
The adventures of Tintin are still ripping yarns although some may reflect values of an earlier generation. Tintin's greatest adventure leads to him being the first man to walk on the moon.
ISBN 9780749704674
Series Tintin series (16 of 24)
Publisher Methuen, 1990
Herge, Georges Remi
No book cover.
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Tintin: explorers on the moon
The adventures of Tintin are still ripping yarns although some may reflect values of an earlier generation. Calculus takes Tintin and friends to the moon. Quite a few stowaways, result in tragedy and the need for great heroism to bring the party home.
ISBN 9781405206280
Series Tintin series (17 of 24)
Publisher Egmont Childrens, 2002
Herge, Georges Remi
No book cover.
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Tintin: flight 714
The adventures of Tintin are still ripping yarns although some may reflect values of an earlier generation.
ISBN 9780416774207
Series Tintin series (13 of 24)
Publisher Methuen, 1989
Herge, Georges Remi
No book cover.
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Tintin: King Ottokar's sceptre
The adventures of Tintin are still ripping yarns although some may reflect values of an earlier generation. An ominous allegory for Nazi aggression, in which Tintin thinks he is travelling with a short-sighted, chain-smoking professor.
ISBN 9780749704667
Series Tintin series (8 of 24)
Publisher Methuen, 1990
Herge, Georges Remi
No book cover.
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Tintin: land of black gold
The adventures of Tintin are still ripping yarns although some may reflect values of an earlier generation. The world is on the brink of an oil crisis, cars are exploding everywhere and Tintin heads to the Middle East to save the day.
ISBN 9780749704605
Series Tintin series (15 of 24)
Publisher Methuen, 1990
Herge, Georges Remi
No book cover.
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Tintin: prisoners of the sun
The adventures of Tintin are still ripping yarns although some may reflect values of an earlier generation. Tintin and Haddock, on the trail of Calculus, are deep in Peru where they stumble into the last remaining tribe of Incas to their peril.
ISBN 9780749704599
Series Tintin series (14 of 24)
Publisher Methuen, 1990
Herge, Georges Remi
No book cover.
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Tintin: Red Rackham's treasure
The adventures of Tintin are still ripping yarns although some may reflect values of an earlier generation.
ISBN 9780749704308
Series Tintin series (12 of 24)
Publisher Methuen, 1990
Herge, Georges Remi
No book cover.
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Tintin: the black island
The adventures of Tintin are still ripping yarns although some may reflect values of an earlier generation.
ISBN 9780749704698
Series Tintin series (7 of 24)
Publisher Methuen, 1990
Herge, Georges Remi
No book cover.
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Tintin: the blue lotus
The adventures of Tintin are still ripping yarns although some may reflect values of an earlier generation. Tintin travels to Shanghai to expose an opium den. The ringleader of the gangsters is exposed to reveal it is someone Tintin has trusted.
ISBN 9780416494907
Series Tintin series (5 of 24)
Publisher Methuen, 1984
Herge, Georges Remi
No book cover.
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Tintin: the broken ear
The adventures of Tintin are still ripping yarns although some may reflect values of an earlier generation. Heroes and villains end up in South America chasing thieves who have substituted a fake for a treasure.
ISBN 9780416148725
Series Tintin series (6 of 24)
Publisher Methuen, 1990
Herge, Georges Remi
No book cover.
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Tintin: the Calculus affair
The adventures of Tintin are still ripping yarns although some may reflect values of an earlier generation. Professor Calculus stumbles on an invention of devastating possibilities and is kidnapped sending Tintin and Captain Haddock on a dizzying chase.
ISBN 9780749704681
Series Tintin series (18 of 24)
Publisher Methuen, 1990
Herge, Georges Remi
No book cover.
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Tintin: the Castafiore emerald
The adventures of Tintin are still ripping yarns although some may reflect values of an earlier generation. A story without guns or villains full of red herrings , mistaken interpretations and colourful characters in a screwball comedy.
ISBN 9781405206327
Series Tintin series (21 of 24)
Publisher Egmont Childrens, 2002
Herge, Georges Remi
No book cover.
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Tintin: the crab with the golden claws
The adventures of Tintin are still ripping yarns although some may reflect values of an earlier generation. Introducing Captain Haddock, this is the story of a drowned sailor and a mysterious tin of crabmeat.
ISBN 9781405206204
Series Tintin series (9 of 24)
Publisher Egmont Childrens, 2002
Herge, Georges Remi
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Tintin: the Red Sea sharks
The adventures of Tintin are still ripping yarns although some may reflect values of an earlier generation.
ISBN 9780749704704
Series Tintin series (19 of 24)
Publisher Methuen, 1990
Herge, Georges Remi
No book cover.
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Tintin: the secret of the unicorn
Tintin stories are still ripping yarns although some may reflect values of an earlier generation. When Tintin attempts to buy a magnificent model ship it leads him on a trail of pickpockets and burglars and finally into the hands of pirates.
ISBN 9780749704629
Series Tintin series (11 of 24)
Publisher Methuen, 1990
Herge, Georges Remi
No book cover.
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Tintin: the seven crystal balls
The adventures of Tintin are still ripping yarns although some may reflect values of an earlier generation.
ISBN 9780749704582
Series Tintin series (22 of 24)
Publisher Methuen, 1994
Herge, Georges Remi
No book cover.
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Tintin: the shooting star
The adventures of Tintin are still ripping yarns although some may reflect values of an earlier generation. A fragment of a huge meteorite lands near the North Pole. Tintin and Snowy join an expedition of world-class scientists to lay claim to the rock.
ISBN 9780749704612
Series Tintin series (10 of 24)
Publisher Methuen, 1990
Herge, Georges Remi
No book cover.
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Titanic
Discover the secrets of the luxury liner, Titanic, from life on board to its watery grave.
ISBN 9780751363036
Series Eyewitness series (36 books)
Publisher Dorling Kindersley, 1999
Adams, Simon
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Titanic
The Titanic was one of the largest, most luxurious steamships ever built. Learn about its incredible story from a shipyard in Ireland to the icy Atlantic Ocean where the unsinkable ship met a tragic end on the way to America.
ISBN 9780746068311
Publisher Usborne Publishing Ltd, 2006
Topics / Year 5 easy reads /
Claybourne, Anna & Daynes, Katie
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Titanic unclassified
Discover the secrets of the Titanic, the ship designed to be unsinkable. Yet, in 1912, on its very first voyage across the Atlantic Ocean, the Titanic did sink, taking the lives of more than fifteen hundred passengers and crew.
ISBN 9781408160527
Publisher A & C Black, 2012
Stewart, Alex
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Titanic: an Edwardian girl's diary 1912
Margaret Anne is plucked from the orphanage to be the companion of a woman who wishes to travel without her husband. She can't believe her luck when wealthy Mrs Carstairs takes her aboard the great ship, Titanic, bound for America, where she can be reunited with her brother. On the journey, she falls in love with a brave cabin boy. But, one freezing night in April 1912, she finds herself caught up in an unimaginable nightmare.
ISBN 9781407103785
Series My story (16 books)
Publisher Scholastic UK, 2008
White, Ellen Emerson
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Tjarany / Roughtail
The Dreaming stories are told in this book in Kukatja and English, including a Kukatja word list and English translations.
ISBN 9781875641307
Publisher Magabala Books, 1996
Greene, Gracie (storyteller)
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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 dance: Ballerina's graphic novel, A
Siena was six when her dreams of dance kept skipping and leaping, circling and spinning, from airy runs along a beach near her home in Puerto Rico, to dance class in Boston, and her debut performance with the New York City Ballet. Twirl along with Siena as she shares her story, in words and pictures.
ISBN 9781416926870
Publisher Aladdin Publishing, 2006
Topics / Graphic novels /
Cherson Siegel, Siena & Siegel, Mark (ill)
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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 kill a queen: an Elizabethan girl's diary 1583-1586
In the 1580s, Queen Elizabeth's enemies plot against her, planning to kill her and place Mary, Queen of Scots, on the throne. Kitty Lumdsden's father, Sir Nicholas, is abroad, working on secret projects for the Queen and her brother is mixing with suspicious characters. As Mary's supporters come closer and become more powerful by the minute, Kitty fears that they'll all be thrown into the Tower.
ISBN 9781407108124
Series My story (16 books)
Publisher Scholastic UK, 2008
Wilding, Valerie
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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 (5 books)
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
No book cover.
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To the goldfields
This book depicts many aspects of life in the Victorian goldfields of 1850.
ISBN 9781864484113
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 1999
Tonkin, Rachel
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To the light
Jamie loves surfing which can affect your friendships and your popularity. Jamie tells us about the day to day school and family life of a Year 8 surfer whose eyes are focussed on winning the surfing competition.
ISBN 9780702234927
Publisher University of Queensland Press, 2005
Flynn, Pat & Stewart, Chantal (ill)
No book cover.
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To the max
If football and hockey are not exciting enough for you, enter the world of extreme sports. There's no telling what people will do to get their thrills.
ISBN 9781865047690
Series X-zone series (48 books)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2004
Topics / Year 6 easy reads /
Ramsden, Julie & Ramsden, Michael
No book cover.
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To the moon and back
The story of space travel, especially the staff at Honeysuckle Creek Tracking Station in Australia who relayed, to the world, the television pictures of Neil Armstrong's first step on the moon. The real story behind the movie 'The Dish'.
ISBN 9780207200090
Publisher HarperCollins Australia, 2004
Sullivan, Bryan & French, Jackie & Gordon, Gus (ill)
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To the top: story of Everest, The
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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Toad away
A heroic tale of one slightly squashed cane toad's travels across oceans, continents and some really busy roads.
ISBN 9780143300472
Series Toad series (5 books)
Publisher Puffin Australia, 2008
Gleitzman, Morris
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Toad delight
Even more desperate to save his family from ending up on his stack of squashed relatives, Limpy takes his quest to the airwaves. When a TV cooking show kidnaps Goliath to be their main ingredient, Limpy sets out to rescue him. He ends up on camera himself and must try to use his fifteen minutes of fame to get humans to lay off the cane-toad squashing.
ISBN 9780143309239
Series Toad series (5 books)
Publisher Penguin Books Australia, 2016
Gleitzman, Morris
No book cover.
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Toad heaven
A stirring saga of one slightly squashed cane toad's dreams of a safe place and what happens when he wakes up.
ISBN 9780141308807
Series Toad series (5 books)
Publisher Puffin Australia, 2008
Gleitzman, Morris
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Toad rage
A young cane toad can't understand why humans dislike cane toads so much and sets out to prove how nice they really are.
ISBN 9780141306551
Series Toad series (5 books)
Publisher Puffin Australia, 1999
Gleitzman, Morris
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Toad series
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Series Toad series (5 books)
Various
No book cover.
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Toad surprise
A wart-tingling escapade of one slightly squashed cane toad's hunt for friendship and the surprising place he finds it.
ISBN 9780141326948
Series Toad series (5 books)
Publisher Puffin Australia, 2008
Gleitzman, Morris
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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.
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.
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.
ISBN 9781406310146
Publisher Walker Books, 2009
de Fombelle, Timothee & Ardizzone, S (trans) & Place, F (ill)
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Toilet kid, The
Matt, also known as The Tuckshop Kid, is back. He's lost weight, he's healthier and he has a fabulous girlfriend, Kayla. It all seems great but then there's Kayla's catty girlfriend, Tash, and his old, best friend who isn't his friend at all any more. Matt gets talked into doing something terrible, spying on Kayla, and she finds out. But, Kayla has a terrible secret and maybe Matt is the one who can help her.
ISBN 9780702237171
Publisher University of Queensland Press, 2009
Flynn, Pat & Jellett, Tom (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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9447
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
No book cover.
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Tom Trueheart and the land of dark stories
The Trueheart house is busy - today Tom's older brothers are getting married and preparing to live happily ever after. But an unexpected wedding guest arrives. Someone who has decided that there will be no more Happy Endings. Tom must defeat the storybook monsters even though he is only the size of a thumb.
ISBN 9780192792136
Series Tom Trueheart series (2 of 3)
Publisher Oxford University Press, 2009
Beck, Ian
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Tom Trueheart and the land of myths and legends
Tom is determined to rescue his father, Jack the Giant-Killer, from the clutches of the dastardly Ormestone. But to do so he will have to overcome such terrors as the ferocious Norse dragon, an angry Cyclops and, worst of all, the hungry Minotaur waiting in the centre of the labyrinth.
ISBN 9780192755643
Series Tom Trueheart series (3 of 3)
Publisher Oxford University Press, 2010
Beck, Ian
No book cover.
Tom Trueheart series
Fantasy novels involving fairytales. Any two titles read from this series can be included as official Challenge books; up to five more titles can be included as your personal choice books. To see the individual book titles and their PRC ID numbers, go to the Series lists on the Booklists page on the website. Or, you can search for a series name or the individual titles by using the Search function on the top left hand corner of the screen.
Series Tom Trueheart series (3 books)
Beck, Ian
No book cover.
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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.
ISBN 9781416509622
Series Earthsea series, The (2 of 5)
Publisher Simon & Schuster, 2004
Le Guin, Ursula
No book cover.
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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.
ISBN 9780330274869
Publisher Pan MacMillan, 1999
Marsden, John
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Tony Hawk, professional skateboarder
How Tony Hawk became a professional skateboarder, beginning as a child and following his career through the highs and lows. Some insensitive language used in character and context when speaking about himself, may offend some readers.
ISBN 9780060096892
Publisher HarperCollins US, 2002
Hawk, Tony & Mortimer, Sean
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Too many Captain Cooks
A picture book that shows the history of early Aboriginal and European encounters along the Australian coastline.
ISBN 9781862912106
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 1994
Tucker, Alan
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Too much trouble
When African refugees, Emmanuel and Prince, are sent to live with their uncle, he finds them too much to handle and throws the brothers out. Twelve year old Emmanuel knows that he must look after his younger brother. These were his father's last words to him. Without food or money, the boys turn to petty crime to keep themselves alive. And, that's when things start to spin out of control.
ISBN 9781847802347
Publisher Frances Lincoln, 2011
Avery, Tom
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Too small to fail
Oliver's parents own their own bank so he has everything a Year Five boy might want. Everything, that is, except the small dog in the local pet shop, which he's not allowed to have. When a mysterious woman buys the puppy and threatens to harm it if Oliver can't return her thousands of dollars, he hatches a plan which includes sixteen camels.
ISBN 9780143306429
Publisher Puffin Australia, 2011
Gleitzman, Morris
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Took the children away
From the lyrics of this iconic song a very special book has been created. Featuring the heart wrenching lyrics of Archie Roach and the classic artwork of his late wife Ruby Hunter, this book describes the anguish suffered by the Stolen Generation.
ISBN 9780980564341
Publisher One Day Hill Pty Ltd, 2010
Roach, Archie & Hunter, Ruby (ill) & Hudson, Peter (ill)
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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.
ISBN 9781740818384
Publisher Harcourt Education Australia, 2007
Various
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Toppling
John is obsessed with dominoes, spending hours setting up lines until a small push causes them to fall as they should. When John's friend, Dominic, is diagnosed with cancer, John and his friends' worlds fall apart. They find ways to support Dom through his illness and gain understanding from an unlikely source.
ISBN 9781921529429
Publisher Walker Books, 2010
Murphy, Sally & James, Rhian Nest (ill)
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Topsy-turvy world
To the first Europeans who came to Australia, everything seemed topsy turvy. Christmas was in the summer and trees shed their bark but not their leaves. And the animals were bizarre. There was a bird that laughed like a donkey and a type of greyhound that bound along on its hind legs like a hare.
ISBN 9780642277497
Publisher National Library of Australia, 2013
Murray, Kirsty
No book cover.
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Tornadoes
This series presents the science behind some of the world's worst natural disasters. Find out what causes these catastrophic events, where they happen, how warning systems work and what disaster relief is provided. Includes photographs, maps, disaster files and a glossary of terms.
ISBN 9781420205336
Series Natural disasters series (4 of 6)
Publisher MacMillan, 2007
Topics / STEM /
Park, Louise
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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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Totally creepy
Nothing exciting ever happens in Glenville and Gemma is bored over her long summer holidays. When the new neighbours move in across the street, Gemma's life suddenly becomes very exciting.
ISBN 9780733311116
Publisher ABC Books, 2003
Simons, Moya
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Totally horse mad
Ashleigh Miller is totally horse mad. The only things that stand between Ashleigh and the horse of her dreams are a whole lot of dollars that she doesn't have, parents who don't know one end of a horse from another and a city backyard the size of a shoebox.
ISBN 9781876928940
Series Horse mad series (1 of 8)
Publisher Banana Books, 2003
Helidoniotis, Kathy
No book cover.
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Touchdown - April
The Ed and his roving reporters Beyonce Horizons, Velma Velez and the bumbling Pencils D Barrymore collect the best stories, poems, plays, articles, puzzles and comics from around the world.
Series School magazine - Orbit and Touchdown (20 books)
Publisher NSW Department of Education,
School magazine team
No book cover.
2312

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Touchdown - August
The Ed and his roving reporters Beyonce Horizons, Velma Velez and the bumbling Pencils D Barrymore collect the best stories, poems, plays, articles, puzzles and comics from around the world.
Series School magazine - Orbit and Touchdown (20 books)
Publisher NSW Department of Education,
School magazine team
No book cover.
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Touchdown - February
The Ed and his roving reporters Beyonce Horizons, Velma Velez and the bumbling Pencils D Barrymore collect the best stories, poems, plays, articles, puzzles and comics from around the world.
Series School magazine - Orbit and Touchdown (20 books)
Publisher NSW Department of Education,
School magazine team
No book cover.
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Touchdown - July
The Ed and his roving reporters Beyonce Horizons, Velma Velez and the bumbling Pencils D Barrymore collect the best stories, poems, plays, articles, puzzles and comics from around the world.
Series School magazine - Orbit and Touchdown (20 books)
Publisher NSW Department of Education,
School magazine team
No book cover.
2309

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Touchdown - June
The Ed and his roving reporters Beyonce Horizons, Velma Velez and the bumbling Pencils D Barrymore collect the best stories, poems, plays, articles, puzzles and comics from around the world.
Series School magazine - Orbit and Touchdown (20 books)
Publisher NSW Department of Education,
School magazine team
No book cover.
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Touchdown - March
The Ed and his roving reporters Beyonce Horizons, Velma Velez and the bumbling Pencils D Barrymore collect the best stories, poems, plays, articles, puzzles and comics from around the world.
Series School magazine - Orbit and Touchdown (20 books)
Publisher NSW Department of Education,
School magazine team
No book cover.
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Touchdown - May
The Ed and his roving reporters Beyonce Horizons, Velma Velez and the bumbling Pencils D Barrymore collect the best stories, poems, plays, articles, puzzles and comics from around the world.
Series School magazine - Orbit and Touchdown (20 books)
Publisher NSW Department of Education,
School magazine team
No book cover.
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Touchdown - November
The Ed and his roving reporters Beyonce Horizons, Velma Velez and the bumbling Pencils D Barrymore collect the best stories, poems, plays, articles, puzzles and comics from around the world.
Series School magazine - Orbit and Touchdown (20 books)
Publisher NSW Department of Education,
School magazine team
No book cover.
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Touchdown - October
The Ed and his roving reporters Beyonce Horizons, Velma Velez and the bumbling Pencils D Barrymore collect the best stories, poems, plays, articles, puzzles and comics from around the world.
Series School magazine - Orbit and Touchdown (20 books)
Publisher NSW Department of Education,
School magazine team
No book cover.
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Touchdown - September
The Ed and his roving reporters Beyonce Horizons, Velma Velez and the bumbling Pencils D Barrymore collect the best stories, poems, plays, articles, puzzles and comics from around the world.
Series School magazine - Orbit and Touchdown (20 books)
Publisher NSW Department of Education,
School magazine team
No book cover.
7468
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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Tourist trap
Edgar and Ellen set out to thwart the mayor's plans by sabotaging a visiting tour of VIPs with monster attacks, insect sandwiches and even a devilishly clever scheme involving the biggest piece of French toast in the universe.
ISBN 9781582461113
Series Edgar & Ellen series (2 of 6)
Publisher Hodder Headline Australia Pty Ltd, 2004
Ogden, Charles
No book cover.
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Tracey Binns is lost
Tracey's school has started a new healthy-eating and exercise program, and the kids are not happy. They're even less happy when Mr Gunning, their dreaded PE teacher, announces that he is taking grade six on a bush survival and fitness camp.
ISBN 9780702237058
Publisher University of Queensland Press, 2009
Clark, Sherryl & Apfelbaum, Alexis (ill)
No book cover.
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Tracey Binns is trouble
While her parents are working hard to provide the perfect life in the perfect house, Tracey Binns is working hard at misbehaving. Called Tracey Trouble or Rubbish Binns by classmates, she prefers to get detention than go home to an empty house. Then, Isabella comes to the school and, to Tracey's surprise, they become friends.
ISBN 9780702236679
Publisher University of Queensland Press, 2008
Clark, Sherryl & Apfelbaum, Alexis (ill)
No book cover.
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Tracy Lacy is completely coo-coo bananas
I'm absolutely certain, well pretty sure, probably about 99.7% sure, that I maybe, nearly, might actually get through high school like a normal person. Follow the comedic horror of Tracy Lacy's discovery that her perfect plan for being normal is ruined, and the hilarious list of things to fix about herself, as she counts down the days to the start of high school. Is Tracy going to be able to overcome her completely coo-coo bananas-ness?
ISBN 9781760279820
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2016
Lacy, Tania & McDonald, Danielle (ill)
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Trap, The
In the Alaskan wilderness, Albert Least-Weasel is out checking his traplines as he has done for the past sixty years. When he doesn't return as scheduled, his grandson, Johnny, begins to worry. The temperatures are steadily dropping and there are bears and wolves out there. Johnny must decide whether to follow his uncle's advice and wait, or follow his heart and look for his grandfather.
ISBN 9781842707395
Publisher Andersen Press Ltd, 2008
Smelcer, John
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Trapped by the ice: Shackleton's amazing Antarctic adventure
A dramatic introduction to Ernest Shackleton's Trans-Atlantic expedition which was brought to a chilling halt when his ship, Endurance, was gripped by the Weddell ice pack and he, and his crew, had to face appalling conditions.
ISBN 9780802776334
Publisher Walker Books, 2002
McCurdy, Michael
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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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Travel book, The
Take a world tour through 200 countries with this travel book. It is packed full with thousands of amazing facts on wildlife, how people live, sports, hideous and mouth-watering food, festivals and a wide range of other quirky insights on every page. Every single country gets its own dedicated page, and a mixture of photographs and sensational illustrations bring each country to life.
ISBN 9781743607718
Publisher Lonely Planet Publications, 2017
Croft, Malcolm & Li, Maggie (ill)
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Travels of an extraordinary hamster
Hamster lives in the clearing among his friends Mole, Snail, Hedgehog and Rabbit. They are very accepting of Hamster, who is unapologetically selfish but, somehow, endearing. Hamster is determined to visit his cousins on the moon. He knows they must be eager to meet him. But, his friends decide to go to the North Pole instead.
ISBN 9781927271834
Publisher Gecko Press, 2015
Topics / Graphic novels /
Desbordes, Astrid & Martin, Pauline (ill) & Burgess, Linda (trans)
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Tread softly: betrayal wears a gilded cloak
Mary Devereux is the daughter of the head tailor in Saltleigh Hall in Tudor England, a time when many wealthy women live trivial and useless lives. One night, she overhears the steward plotting to murder the Queen.
ISBN 9780340873434
Publisher Hodder Children's Books (Australia), 2005
Pennington, Kate
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Treasure box, The
Peter, a young boy, and his father must flee their town when the enemy orders 'everyone out of their houses'. They take with them a treasure box which contains, 'no rubies, no silver, no gold' but instead holds a book 'about our people, about us'.
ISBN 9780670073658
Publisher Penguin Books Australia, 2013
Wild, Margaret & Blackwood, Freya (ill)
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Treasure fever
Mr Brainfright is a new teacher at Northwest Southeast Central School and Grade Five, including Henry McThrottle, are not sure what to make of him. His lessons, like how to breathe without falling out of a window, are certainly different. Henry's class is amazed to discover pirates, buried treasure, sliding on banana skins and how to really annoy a teacher.
ISBN 9780330423892
Series Schooling around series (1 of 4)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2008
Griffiths, 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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Treasure Island
Following the death of bloodthirsty buccaneer, Captain Flint, young Jim Hawkins finds himself with the key to a fortune. For he has discovered a map that will lead him to the fabled Treasure Island. But, a host of villains, wild beasts and deadly savages stand between him and the stash of gold. Not to mention the most infamous pirate ever to sail the high seas.
ISBN 9780140366723
Publisher Puffin USA, 1994
Stevenson, Robert Louis
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Tree of life
A simple introduction to biodiversity, using a tree as a metaphor to explain how scientists organise life into five kingdoms, each one having thousands of species. Some species are barely hanging on to survival.
ISBN 9781553376699
Publisher Kids can press, 2004
Strauss, Rochelle & Thompson, Margot (ill)
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Tremada
Shiana helps a dragon, found injured in the forest behind her home, to find its way home, only to discover that he is the King of Tremada. War between the dragons and gnomes of Tremada is imminent. Shiana has an important role to play.
ISBN 9780143300854
Publisher Puffin Australia, 2004
Hoopmann, Kathy
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Tribe, The: Disappearance of Ember Crow, The
Ember Crow is missing. To find her friend, Ashala Wolf must control her increasingly erratic and dangerous Sleepwalking ability and leave the Firstwood. But, Ashala doesn't realise that Ember is harbouring terrible secrets and is trying to shield the Tribe and all Illegals from a devastating new threat, her own past.
ISBN 9781921720093
Series The Tribe series (2 of 3)
Publisher Walker Books Australia Pty Ltd, 2013
Kwaymullina, Ambelin
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Tribe, The: Foretelling of Georgie Spider, The
Georgie Spider has foretold the end of the world and the only one who can stop it is Ashala Wolf. But, Georgie has also foreseen Ashala's death. As the world shifts around the Tribe, Ashala fights to protect those she loves from old enemies and new threats. Georgie can see the future but, in her fight to save Ashala, she must also try to change it.
ISBN 9781921720109
Series The Tribe series (3 of 3)
Publisher Walker Books Australia Pty Ltd, 2015
Kwaymullina, Ambelin
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Tribe, The: Interrogation of Ashala Wolf, The
Injured, vulnerable and with her powerful sleepwalker ability blocked, Ashala is forced to succumb to a machine which will pull secrets, about her tribe of illegals, from her mind, into the hands of a powerful Chief Administrator.
ISBN 9781921720086
Series The Tribe series (1 of 3)
Publisher Walker Books, 2012
Kwaymullina, Ambelin
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Tripods series
Any two titles read from this series can be included as official Challenge books; up to five more titles can be included as your personal choice books. To see the individual book titles and their PRC ID numbers, go to the Series lists on the Booklists page on the website. Or, you can search for a series name or the individual titles by using the Search function on the top left hand corner of the screen.
Series Tripods series (4 books)
Christopher, John
No book cover.
9915
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 17)
Publisher Penguin, 2002
Jacques, Brian
No book cover.
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Trolley boys
It's summer, it's hot and Brent is stuck collecting trolleys at his local shopping centre. When an attempt at the world-record trolley push ends in disaster and a priceless diamond goes missing, Brent's summer job starts to look a lot more exciting.
ISBN 9780143303145
Series Aussie chomps (17 books)
Publisher Puffin Australia, 2007
Moloney, James
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Trophy kid, The
Marcus is a future tennis star, with a solid forehand, a strong backhand, but his biggest asset is his mind. When Marcus learns he has to win the next state title or lose someone he loves, his mind is tested like never before.
ISBN 9780702238406
Publisher University of Queensland Press, 2010
Flynn, Pat
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Trophy of champions, The
The greatest pirate crews gather for an epic tournament of strength and skill. There is no silver or bronze, just gold, gold, gold for the winning team. Whisker has more on his mind than victory, he's on the trail of a fox.
ISBN 9780987461537
Series Pie rat series (4 of 4)
Publisher Daydream Press, 2014
Stelzer, Cameron
No book cover.
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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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Trouble twisters
After their home explodes around them, twins Jack and Jaide are sent to stay with a grandmother they have never met. Grandma X and her cats are a little strange, but the swarms of cockroaches and a miniature tornado in their bedroom makes this town dangerous.
ISBN 9781742373980
Series Trouble twisters series (1 of 3)
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2011
Nix, Garth & Williams, Sean
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Trouble twisters series
Any two books from this series may be read as Challenge books and up to five more can be read as personal choice books. Go to the online booklists for the PRC ID of the individual books in this series.
Series Trouble twisters series (3 books)
Nix, Garth & Williams, Sean
No book cover.
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Trouble with
World-famous television interviewer, Harpo Whiney, has left the comfort of her studio and ventured to Average Primary School to interview Samantha Smithers. Sam has nominated those fifth-graders, Jesse Harrison and Harry Harvard, in a worldwide contest to find the worst-behaved children.
ISBN 9781420278255
Series Get real series (3 of 10)
Publisher Macmillan Education Australia Pty Ltd, 2009
Kettle, Phil & Webb, Melissa (ill)
No book cover.
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Troy Cassar-Daley (Aussie stars)
One of Australia's leading singers and songwriters, Troy Cassar-Daley began his career when he was only thirteen years old.
ISBN 9781876400101
Series Aussie stars series (12 books)
Publisher Coolabah Publishing, 1999
McCallum, Grant
No book cover.
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Troy Thompson's excellent poetry book
An excellent collection of clever poems. The dialogue between student and teacher in Troy's school exercise book is all written in poetry. Just like Mrs Kranke, Troy's teacher, this book will encourage a love of poetry.
ISBN 9780850918342
Publisher Thomas C Lothian Pty Ltd, 1998
Crew, Gary
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Truck dogs: a novel in four bites
In a far-off desert world, similar to outback Australia, evolution has taken a turn. It is inhabited by creatures covered in fur but with living steel panels beneath who gnaw on bones, sniff lamp posts and fill up on oil.
ISBN 9780670893331
Publisher Penguin, 2003
Base, Graeme
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Truckers
Masklin is a gnome who is determined to ensure the survival of his species.
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
No book cover.
11351
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
No book cover.
1945
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
No book cover.
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True green kids: 100 things you can do to save the planet
Set up a swap club with your friends, plant an edible garden, turn-off appliances, use both sides of the paper, cut-down on packaging organise or a rubbish-free day at school. True Green Kids is full of 100 fun, easy and practical things kids can do to become a green change agent at home, at school and in the community.
ISBN 9780733322860
Publisher ABC Books, 2008
Topics / Year 6 easy reads /
McKay, Kim & Bonnin, Jenny
No book cover.
52645
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
No book cover.
73141
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
No book cover.
29164
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
No book cover.
54351
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
No book cover.
74448
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
No book cover.
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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
No book cover.
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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.
ISBN 9780140123289
Publisher Penguin, 1989
Aldridge, James
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True story of Mary who wanted to stand on her head, The
A story in rhyme about a girl who wants to stand on her head. Mary attends a school where one of the school rules is never to stand on your head. Mary is very wilful and there is no stopping her.
ISBN 9781741147162
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2005
Godwin, Jane & Drahos, Zak (ill)
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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.
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
No book cover.
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Truly Tan
Tan and her sisters have moved to a country town. Tan is worried about fitting in at her new school, so she becomes a super-spy, but sometimes makes the wrong conclusions about what she has heard. The kids on a neighbouring farm show the sisters their hideout, complete with ghost.
ISBN 9780733331213
Series Truly Tan series (1 of 6)
Publisher ABC Books, 2012
Storer, Jen & Robertson, Claire (ill)
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Series Truly Tan series (6 books)
Storer, Jen & Robertson, Claire (ill)
No book cover.
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Truly Tan: freaked
Tan has never liked the old machinery shed. It's dusty and airless, full of dark secrets and junk. But, worse still, is the creepy portrait of an unnamed little girl, holding a china doll that looks downright malicious. When Great Aunt Aggie comes to stay, Tan discovers there's a whole lot more to the portrait than she ever imagined. There's a whole lot more to Great Aunt Aggie, too.
ISBN 9780733333187
Series Truly Tan series (4 of 6)
Publisher HarperCollins Australia, 2014
Storer, Jen & Robertson, Claire (ill)
No book cover.
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Truly Tan: hoodwinked
A new girl has come to Peppercorn Valley. Her name is Ophelia Crisp and she is Verity's cousin. I'm keeping a close eye on Ophelia. She is sullen and secretive and shrouded in mystery. She is up to something, I'm certain of it. My secret spy files are overflowing.
ISBN 9780733334115
Series Truly Tan series (5 of 6)
Publisher ABC Books, 2016
Storer, Jen & Robertson, Claire (ill)
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Truly Tan: jinxed
Dad has put an old tram in the back paddock which has just got to be full of secrets, maybe even haunted. Tan, the Secret Spy, can't wait to explore it but she is banned. She will have to use all her spy skills to enter it at her own risk.
ISBN 9780733331220
Series Truly Tan series (2 of 6)
Publisher ABC Books, 2013
Storer, Jen & Robertson, Claire (ill)
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Truly Tan: spooked
Tan and the Chosen Few have another mystery on their hands. The 'stonies' (stone animal statues) around Peppercorn Valley have been mysteriously disappearing. But who would steal them. What could the thief want with a stone emu or flamingo.
ISBN 9780733331237
Series Truly Tan series (3 of 6)
Publisher ABC Books, 2013
Storer, Jen & Robertson, Claire (ill)
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Truly Tan: Trapped
Way out in the country, Mrs Topple is Tan's closest neighbour. But Mrs Topple has gone on a cruise and Tan is in charge of security at the Topple cottage. Tan is also looking after the garden and watering the plants. But mostly she's in charge of security. Which is just as well because something suspicious is going on. A strange car has been coming and going and a shadowy figure has been spotted snooping around. And now Tan has noticed items moving around in the garden - on their own! As tensions mount, Tan decides a stake-out is in order. Little does she know she is walking straight into a trap.
ISBN 9780733334122
Series Truly Tan series (6 books)
Publisher HarperCollins Australia, 2017
Storer, Jen & Robertson, Claire (ill)
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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 magic, The (School of magic 1)
At birth, each human child is bestowed a gift by the Faeries. Sometimes, these gifts cause their owners much inconvenience. Two children learn the value of their gifts when they are sent to the faery school of magic.
ISBN 9781862915404
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2005
Luckett, Dave
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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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Truth about Verity Sparks, The
In the 1800s, thirteen year old Verity Sparks is a lowly hat maker in class-ridden London. She lives a meagre existence until she realises that she has a unique talent for finding lost objects. Before she knows it, she has joined the Confidential Inquiry Agency and proves to be quite adept at solving mysteries. Her own past is murky, however, so she and her newfound friends set out to discover the truth.
ISBN 9781921720277
Series Verity Sparks series (3 books)
Publisher Walker Books, 2012
Green, Susan
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Truth cookie, The
Lulu is miserable now that her dad is going to marry the horrible Varaminta le Bone. A crazy book with a recipe for making truth cookies may help Lulu's dad see the step mum-to-be for who she really is.
ISBN 9781843625490
Series Lulu Baker trilogy series (1 of 3)
Publisher Orchard Books, 2004
Dunbar, Fiona
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Tsunamis
The 2004 Asian Tsunami resulted from the second largest earthquake ever recorded. Lasting over eight minutes, it was also the longest on record. The quake measured 9.0 on the Richter scale, large enough to vibrate the entire planet and violent enough to move an ocean. Eyewitness accounts and dramatic photography put you in the terrifying path of the huge wave that washed ashore in many countries.
ISBN 9780792253808
Series Witness to disaster series (5 books)
Publisher National Geographic Society, 2008
Fradin, Judy & Dennis
No book cover.
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Tsunamis
This series presents the science behind some of the world's worst natural disasters. Find out what causes these catastrophic events, where they happen, how warning systems work and what disaster relief is provided. Includes photographs, maps, disaster files and a glossary of terms.
ISBN 9781420205305
Series Natural disasters series (5 of 6)
Publisher MacMillan, 2007
Topics / STEM /
Park, Louise
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Tuck everlasting
Drinking the water from a special spring ensures immortality. The Tuck family has become immortal and faces a difficult situation when a girl uncovers their secret.
ISBN 9780747555957
Publisher Bloomsbury, 2002
Babbit, Natalie
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Tucker
Telling the story of his childhood spent living along the Murray River, Ian Abdulla's pictures speak of fishing and hunting with his Aboriginal brothers in the 1950s.
ISBN 9781862912069
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 1995
Abdulla, Ian
No book cover.
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Tuckshop kid, The
Matt has a unique ability to help kids make the most of their lunch money at the tuckshop. He's not so good at making friends though. A funny story about friendship and fast food.
ISBN 9780702235672
Publisher University of Queensland Press, 2006
Topics / Year 5 easy reads /
Flynn, Pat
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Tudor
Go back in time to Tudor England, to meet Henry VIII and learn about the Spanish Armada. Find out why Henry VIII had six wives and see how ferocious battles were fought and won. Packed with photographs and fascinating facts that bring this exciting and, often, dangerous time to life.
ISBN 9781405304740
Series Eyewitness series (36 books)
Publisher Dorling Kindersley, 2004
Adams, Simon
No book cover.
Tuesday McGillycuddy series
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Series Tuesday McGillycuddy series (3 books)
Banks, Angelica
No book cover.
14376
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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Tunnels of Tarcoola, The
A network of tunnels leading under the park, a secret exit to an abandoned mansion and a hidden box of documents. It's all very mysterious. When shadowy figures start watching Kitty, David, Andrea and Martin, they know they've stumbled onto more than a forgotten piece of history.
ISBN 9781742376752
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2012
Walsh, Jennifer
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Turbulent term of Tyke Tiler, The
Tyke's good friend, Danny, gets into all sorts of trouble with his practical jokes.
ISBN 9780571212675
Publisher Faber & Faber, 2002
Kemp, Gene
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Turn in the grave, A
Young Danny writes a fan email to a deceased horror writer, which enables him to put a hex on his horrid stepmother.
ISBN 9780746060278
Publisher Usborne Publishing Ltd, 2004
Bowvayne, A E & Snow, Alan (ill)
No book cover.
755
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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Turners, The
Leo Lennox has a very disappointing thirteenth birthday and an epic problem. Rather than catching the eye of the lovely Lily across the library or hanging out with his buddy Jinx, or even just having a quiet evening with his father and annoying, big sister, Leo has grown a very uncomfortable, quite itchy tail and gained a craving for mice. Something is not right.
ISBN 9780734416629
Publisher Hachette Children's Books, 2016
Elliot, Mick
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Turners, The: Camp freakout
Thirteen year old Leo Lennox has made a massive mistake. The secret that his shape-shifter ancestors have kept hidden for thousands of years is now in danger of being discovered. Leo insisted on going to school camp but he's surrounded every minute of every day by his classmates, including his secret crush and two terrifying bullies. Leo's about to find out just how much he still has to learn about transforming. But, when he discovers a fiendish plot, Leo realises that surviving camp is going to be the least of his worries.
ISBN 9780734416636
Publisher Hachette Children's Books, 2016
Elliot, Mick
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Turning the page
It's 1851 and eleven year old Maggie is living at Springfield, a sheep station near Goulburn. She helps her mother with the laundry and daydreams about getting away and doing something exciting. When she gets the opportunity to help in the nursery at the big house, she also gets the chance to learn to read and write, until her curiosity gets her into trouble.
ISBN 9781876944704
Series Making tracks (17 of 17)
Publisher National Museum of Australia Press, 2008
Pulman, Felicity & Cox, David (ill)
No book cover.
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Turnkey, The
Twelve year old Flossie Birdwhistle is no ordinary girl. Chosen to be the Turnkey at London's Highgate Cemetery, Flossie has the special task of looking after the souls that reside there. When she discovers the ghost of a mysterious German soldier, far from his home and carrying a strange object, Flossie uncovers a terrible secret that threatens the worlds of both the living and the dead. With the help of the other cemetery Turnkeys, Flossie must unravel the mystery In order to save London.
ISBN 9781925126921
Publisher Walker Books Australia Pty Ltd, 2016
Rushby, Allison
No book cover.
15617
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: a Shakespeare story
This series gives young readers the chance to discover Shakespeare for themselves. Also included are useful notes on the themes within the stories and a background to the Globe Theatre.
ISBN 9781841213347
Series Shakespeare stories series (11 of 12)
Publisher Orchard Books, 2003
Matthews, Andrew & Ross, Tony (ill)
No book cover.
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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.
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.
ISBN 9780763616922
Publisher Candlewick Press, 2007
Smith, Charles R Jnr & Collier, Bryan (ill)
No book cover.
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Twelve tasks of Asterix, The
Find out if Asterix can race faster than the famous Greek athlete, Asbestos, or if Obelix can throw a javelin further than Verses the Persian and how they fare against the strongest and most prestigious warriors of all, the Gladiators.
ISBN 9780752868370
Series Asterix series (34 of 41)
Publisher Orion, 2005
Goscinny, Rene & Uderzo, Albert
No book cover.
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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.
ISBN 9781905654345
Series Twilight saga series (1 of 4)
Publisher Little, Brown & Co, 2007
Meyer, Stephenie
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Twilight ghost, The
Robby has moved from the city to a small town where there is a dilapidated house rumoured to have ghosts. If one of them is seen, disaster soon follows. Robby doesn't really believe until a couple of incidents shake his certainty.
ISBN 9780762426522
Publisher Running Press Kids, 2006
Thiele, Colin
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Series Twilight saga series (4 books)
Meyer, Stephenie
No book cover.
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Twilight zone: the midnight sun, The
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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Twin trouble
When twins, James and Adam, visit The David Beckham Academy, all the focus seems to be on the talented James. But, when Adam gets a confidence boost, the Academy staff begins to notice and his twin and their dad are forced to see that their ideas about Adam weren't right.
ISBN 9781405245241
Series David Beckham Academy series, The (4 books)
Publisher Egmont Childrens, 2009
The David Beckham Academy staff
No book cover.
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Twins of Tintarfell, The
Life's hard when you're an orphan stuck working in a castle all day. And, it doesn't get any easier for twins Dani and Bart when they end up separated, beyond the castle walls. They meet untold dangers and an assortment of bizarre characters, including a retired witch, a cowardly prince, an evil magician and a sarcastic giant. They not only have to save each other but Tintarfell itself.
ISBN 9781743548097
Publisher Pan MacMillan, 2016
O'Loghlin, James
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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
No book cover.
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Twister
After an uneventful holiday in the Cayman Islands, young Ben is advised to avoid an approaching hurricane. Managing to survive a skyjacked plane, a resulting crash landing and a kidnapping, Ben must rescue his friend from a precipice with one good arm because the other one has been broken. But, Ben will have to do this without exploding a detonator and before the hurricane hits.
ISBN 9780385612982
Publisher Doubleday, 2008
Ryan, Chris
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Two bullies, The
Two strong men try to out bluff each other, and each becomes a winner. This has been translated from an original Japanese story.
ISBN 9780868966434
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 1991
Morimoto, Junko
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Two hands together
Cultural and racist issues are explored in this story about a girl who befriends an Aboriginal family, who live next door.
ISBN 9780141307480
Publisher Penguin, 2000
Kidd, Diana
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Two peas in a pad
Two peas have the grooviest pad in town and hold the best parties. A funny book, jam-packed with tasty characters.
ISBN 9780734405180
Publisher Thomas C Lothian Pty Ltd, 2003
Wide, Steve & Mackintosh, Michelle (ill)
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Two tales of Brothers from Ancient Mesopotamia
The ancient civilisations of Mesopotamia, located in what is now Iraq, Syria and Kuwait, produced the heroic saga, the Epic of Gilgamesh. Two tales tell of the mighty king Gilgamesh, two parts god, one part human, who rules Uruk. But, when his human side becomes cruel, his subjects beseech the gods for help. A wild man, Enkidu, is created to foil the king's meanness. In the second tale, Gilgamesh and Enkidu join forces to slay the ferocious Humbaba, part man, part bull, part monster, who terrorises the countryside.
ISBN 9780994234049
Publisher Christmas Press, 2016
Heffernan, John & Durack, Kate (ill)
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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 in grade six
It is the third term in grade six and Kaitlin's teacher has switched table groups around. Now, Kaitlin's on a table with stuck-up Ashleigh and all the losers.
ISBN 9780143300205
Publisher Penguin, 2003
Pershall, Anna & Mary K
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Two weeks with the queen
Colin is trying to find the best cancer doctor in the world to treat his younger brother.
ISBN 9780330271837
Publisher Pan MacMillan, 1990
Gleitzman, Morris
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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
No book cover.
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Two wolves
A knock at the door changes Ben Silver's life forever. Two police officers are looking for his parents. When Ben's parents arrive home, they bundle him and his little sister into the car, claiming they're going on a holiday. Ben begins to realise his parents are in trouble. He has always dreamt of becoming a detective and now he gathers evidence to try to uncover what his parents have done. Ben will have to make a terrible choice.
ISBN 9780857982032
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2014
Bancks, Tristan
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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.
ISBN 9780006361688
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, UK, 1989
Forrester, Helen
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Tyger Tyger
The tigers living in the jungle are threatened by poachers. The monks take many of them in and become their devoted keepers, but how can they protect the tigers still in the jungle.
ISBN 9781920694845
Publisher University of Western Australia Press, 2007
Stanley, Elizabeth
No book cover.

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