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1960
Wabi sabi
Wabi Sabi, the little cat, sets out to find out the meaning of her name. Beautifully told and illustrated in the Japanese style with a special form of stylised Haiku poetry as a main feature.
ISBN 9780316118255
Publisher Little, Brown & Co, 2008
Reibstein, Mark & Young, Ed (ill)
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Wacky but true magazine
A monthly magazine format mix of freaky, funny and fascinating facts. 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 Wacky but true magazine (21 books)
Down, Michelle
No book cover.
88175
Wacky but true: April
A magazine format full of freaky, fun and fascinating facts.
Series Wacky but true magazine (21 books)
Publisher David Down, 2011
Down, Michelle
No book cover.
30378
Wacky but true: April 2014
A magazine format full of freaky, fun and fascinating facts.
Series Wacky but true magazine (21 books)
Publisher David Down, 2010
Down, Michelle
No book cover.
17617
Wacky but true: August
A magazine format full of freaky, fun and fascinating facts.
Series Wacky but true magazine (21 books)
Publisher David Down, 2011
Down, Michelle
No book cover.
68016
Wacky but true: August 2014
A magazine format full of freaky, fun and fascinating facts.
Series Wacky but true magazine (21 books)
Publisher David Down, 2010
Down, Michelle
No book cover.
93030
Wacky but true: December-January
A magazine format full of freaky, fun and fascinating facts.
Series Wacky but true magazine (21 books)
Publisher David Down, 2010
Down, Michelle
No book cover.
33702
Wacky but true: February
A magazine format full of freaky, fun and fascinating facts.
Series Wacky but true magazine (21 books)
Publisher David Down, 2011
Down, Michelle
No book cover.
32447
Wacky but true: February 2014
A magazine format full of freaky, fun and fascinating facts.
Series Wacky but true magazine (21 books)
Publisher David Down, 2010
Down, Michelle
No book cover.
97936
Wacky but true: July
A magazine format full of freaky, fun and fascinating facts.
Series Wacky but true magazine (21 books)
Publisher David Down, 2011
Down, Michelle
No book cover.
86123
Wacky but true: July 2014
A magazine format full of freaky, fun and fascinating facts.
Series Wacky but true magazine (21 books)
Publisher David Down, 2010
Down, Michelle
No book cover.
94028
Wacky but true: June
A magazine format full of freaky, fun and fascinating facts.
Series Wacky but true magazine (21 books)
Publisher David Down, 2011
Down, Michelle
No book cover.
97097
Wacky but true: June 2014
A magazine format full of freaky, fun and fascinating facts.
Series Wacky but true magazine (21 books)
Publisher David Down, 2010
Down, Michelle
No book cover.
85636
Wacky but true: March
A magazine format full of freaky, fun and fascinating facts.
Series Wacky but true magazine (21 books)
Publisher David Down, 2011
Down, Michelle
No book cover.
77662
Wacky but true: March 2014
A magazine format full of freaky, fun and fascinating facts.
Series Wacky but true magazine (21 books)
Publisher David Down, 2010
Down, Michelle
No book cover.
28924
Wacky but true: May
A magazine format full of freaky, fun and fascinating facts.
Series Wacky but true magazine (21 books)
Publisher David Down, 2011
Down, Michelle
No book cover.
79987
Wacky but true: May 2014
A magazine format full of freaky, fun and fascinating facts.
Series Wacky but true magazine (21 books)
Publisher David Down, 2010
Down, Michelle
No book cover.
50401
Wacky but true: November
A magazine format full of freaky, funny and fascinating facts.
Series Wacky but true magazine (21 books)
Publisher David Down, 2011
Down, Michelle
No book cover.
50567
Wacky but true: November 2014
A magazine format full of freaky, fun and fascinating facts.
Series Wacky but true magazine (21 books)
Publisher David Down, 2010
Down, Michelle
No book cover.
95946
Wacky but true: October
A magazine format full of freaky, funny and fascinating facts.
Series Wacky but true magazine (21 books)
Publisher David Down, 2011
Down, Michelle
No book cover.
11791
Wacky but true: October 2014
A magazine format full of freaky, fun and fascinating facts.
Series Wacky but true magazine (21 books)
Publisher David Down, 2010
Down, Michelle
No book cover.
73537
Wacky but true: September
A magazine format full of freaky, fun and fascinating facts.
Series Wacky but true magazine (21 books)
Publisher David Down, 2011
Down, Michelle
No book cover.
88488
Wacky but true: September 2014
A magazine format full of freaky, fun and fascinating facts.
Series Wacky but true magazine (21 books)
Publisher David Down, 2010
Down, Michelle
No book cover.
9635
Wakestone Hall
Stella Montgomery is in disgrace. The Aunts have sent her to Wakestone Hall, a grim boarding school where the disobedient are tamed and the wilful are made meek. But when a friend disappears, Stella is determined to find her - no matter the danger... Soon Stella is thrown deeper into the mysteries of Wakestone... and her own past. Will Stella save her friend in time? And will she discover - at long last - where she truly belongs?
ISBN 9780733338205
Series Stella Montgomery Intrigues NEW SERIES 2020 (3 books)
Publisher ABC Books, 2018
Rossell, Judith
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9269
Walker book of classic poetry and poets, The
An anthology of over eighty, memorable poems by a variety of poets, William Shakespeare, Banjo Paterson, W B Yeats, Emily Dickinson, Edward Lear and Carl Sandburg. The book includes colour illustrations, biographical sketches and paintings.
ISBN 9780744582642
Publisher Walker Books, 2001
Rosen, Michael
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12337
Walking with the seasons in Kakadu
This book introduces children to the birds, plants and animals that live in Kakadu. It also features the Gundjeihmi-speaking aborigines of the region and the six aboriginal seasons.
ISBN 9781741144710
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2004
Lucas, Diane & Searle, Ken
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4705
Waltzing Matilda
Watzing Matilda story with pictures that are overlaid with the story of the shearer's strike of the 1890s. Excerpts from newspapers reports and 'wanted' posters add further information.
ISBN 9781865048154
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2006
Paterson, A B & Blackwood, Freya (illus)
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70020
Wandering Wombles, The
The Wombles' peaceful, harmonious existence is suddenly under threat. The heavy lorries, thundering along the roads near the common, make the burrow shake and tremble so it's no longer safe for the Wombles to live there. Great Uncle Bulgaria decides they will have to move from the burrow they've lived in for many, many years.
ISBN 9781408808337
Series The Wombles series (2 of 6)
Publisher Bloomsbury, 2010
Beresford, Elisabeth & Price, Nick (ill)
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4707
Wannabe wallaby
When a black dog, Wannabe, who has been reared by wallabies, and believes he is one, is brought to the Animal Haven refuge, unexpected things happen.
ISBN 9780733612091
Publisher Hodder Headline Australia Pty Ltd, 2000
Clark, Margaret
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6923
Wanted: the haunted mask
Lu-Ann Franklin usually loves Halloween. Not this year. Her best friend, Devin O'Bannon, is going away for the week. And she has to go to a boring party where nothing exciting could ever happen. But when Lu-Ann comes face-to-face with The Haunted Mask, major trouble lies ahead. Devin O'Bannon didn't want to leave his best friend Lu-Ann Franklin behind on Halloween. He didn't ask to go on this trip. And that was before he heard the strange scratching on his windows and saw the shadows moving around in the fields. Something is out there and it doesn't seem to want Devin around!
ISBN 9780545417976
Series Goosebumps series (99 books)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2012
Stine, R L
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1973
War game, The
They said the war would be over by Christmas, but it isn't. The German and English trenches face each other, with No Man's land inbetween. But on Christmas Eve the shooting stops and on Christmas day, guns are put down.
ISBN 9781408191743
Series World War I tales series (1 of 4)
Publisher A & C Black, 2013
Deary, Terry
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616660
War is over
John is the son of a solider and his mother works at the munitions factory making weapons for the first World War. More than he wants a glorious victory for the British, he wants his family back together and all families back together. Even the German families. John finds that wanting peace during war time can be as dangerous as being at the front, yet without a vision for peace, how can it ever be found?
ISBN 9781444946574
Publisher Hachette Children's Books, 2018
Almond, David
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24958
War that saved my life, The
Nine year old Ada has never left her one-room apartment. Her mother is too humiliated by Ada's twisted, club foot to let her outside. So, when Ada's little brother, Jamie, is shipped out of London to avoid the war, she escapes to join him. A new adventure begins for Ada, and for Susan Smith, the woman forced to take them in. As Ada teaches herself to ride a pony, learns to read and watches for German spies, she begins to trust Susan. And, Susan begins to love them both. But, wartime and Ada's cruel mother threaten the growing bond.
ISBN 9781925355642
Publisher Text Publishing Co, 2016
Topics / Displacement /
Bradley, Kimberly Brubaker
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4241
Warlock's child, The: Dragonfall Mountain
Dantar is new to war and has much to learn, although he learns quickly. His older sister, Velza, is a warrior, striving to achieve in a man's world. Together and separately, they adventure and fall, racing to understand what's happening before a dragon, or more, decide their fate and that of all of those around them.
ISBN 9781925000931
Series The Warlock's child series (2 of 3)
Publisher Ford Street Publishing, 2015
Collins, Paul & McMullen, Sean
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4267
Warlock's child, The: Iron claw
The warlock, Calbaras, wants to revive the ancient, forbidden magic of dragons and his son, Dantar, is vital to his plans. Dantar is on the run in an enemy kingdom, unaware that he is so important. Worse, his sister Velza is now working for the enemy king.
ISBN 9781925000948
Series The Warlock's child series (3 of 3)
Publisher Ford Street Publishing, 2015
Collins, Paul & McMullen, Sean
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3013
Warlock's child, The: The burning sea
There is no lower rank than cabin boy on the warship, Invincible. But, Dantar knows he is important because anyone who threatens his life gets turned into a pile of ashes. His older sister, Velza, is a shapecasting warrior, in a world where only men fight. Until now. Together, they must solve the mystery of broken magic and escape the dragon.
ISBN 9781925000924
Series The Warlock's child series (1 of 3)
Publisher Ford Street Publishing, 2015
Collins, Paul & McMullen, Sean
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587643
Warlock's child, The: The guardians
Calbaras has knowledge that the dragons of Dracondas desperately want. As payment, they are willing to grant him his wish to become the greatest warlock of all time. But can Calbaras handle this power? Or will it ultimately destroy him?
ISBN 9781925000979
Series The Warlock's child series (6 of 3)
Publisher Ford Street Publishing, 2015
Collins, Paul & McMullen, Sean
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587641
Warlock's child, The: Trial by dragons
It's hard to save the world when you are in jail. Dantar and Velza, children of the warlock Calbaras, need to escape from jails six hundred miles apart to stop their father unleashing a catastrophically dangerous spell. Both will soon learn that they are not just special, they are also very dangerous.
ISBN 9781925000955
Series The Warlock's child series (4 of 3)
Publisher MacMillan, 2015
Collins, Paul & McMullen, Sean
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587642
Warlock's child, The: Voyage to Morticas
Although Dantar is able to shapeshift into dragon form, he still thinks like a rebellious teenager. His sister Velza has been given the ultimate gift by the dragons of Dracondas - the mind of a dragon. Now they must combine their gifts to stop the most powerful warlock of all time from casting his doomsday spell.
ISBN 9781925000962
Series The Warlock's child series (5 of 3)
Publisher Ford Street Publishing, 2015
Collins, Paul & McMullen, Sean
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587676
Warrior Queen
Battle Boy 005 is about to meet one of the most famous women warriors in history - queen of the Iceni tribe, Boudicca. She led her people against the cruel rule of the Roman Empire.
ISBN 9781466819863
Series Battle boy series (16 of 15)
Publisher MacMillan, 2011
Carter, Charlie & Jeffery, Russell (ill)
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Warriors NEW SERIES 2020
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 Warriors NEW SERIES 2020 (99 books)
Hunter, Erin
No book cover.
4486
Warriors of Brin-Hask, The
The Gateway Hotel is open for business, and Amelia and Charlie are awaiting their newest intergalactic arrivals- the fearsome and mysterious Warriors of Brin-Hask. But the kids soon discover that the Brin-Hask aren't their only new guests. A plague of not-so ordinary rats has infested their kitchen too.
ISBN 9781760120290
Series The Gateway series (8 books)
Publisher Hardie Grant Egmont, 2017
Jones, Cerberus
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587823
Warriors: A vision of shadows: Darkest night
SkyClan is returned, the prophecy has been fullfilled, but not every cat is convinced this is where SkyClan should be. The careful balance around the lake is fragile, all the clans are in danger.
ISBN 9780062386519
Series Warriors NEW SERIES 2020 (99 books)
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, UK, 2018
Hunter, Erin
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5655
Warriors: A vision of shadows: The Apprentice's quest
For many moons, ThunderClan, ShadowClan, RiverClan, and WindClan have lived in peace in their territories around the lake. But now they must decipher a mysterious prophecy - a message that will send one young medicine cat apprentice on a quest to determine the fate of all the warrior Clans.
ISBN 9780062386397
Series Warriors NEW SERIES 2020 (99 books)
Publisher HarperCollins Children's Books, 2017
Hunter, Erin
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4579
Warships
From ancient sea battles to World War Two battleships and modern stealth missions, this book is packed with fascinating information and comic-strip illustrations with a four-page fold-out illustration of a modern destroyer.
ISBN 9781409538721
Series Usborne beginners plus series (16 books)
Publisher Usborne Publishing Ltd, 2012
Brook, Henry & Dean, Adrian (ill) & Roots, Adrian (ill)
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2938
Wasim and the champ
Footie-mad Wasim and his team mates enter the local football competition. But, after an incident at the local mosque and a fight involving Wasim's older brother, the teams become split between white and Asian boys. Wasim and the surprise celebrity at the competition, an international boxing champion from their area, cleverly diffuse a tense situation.
ISBN 9781847800572
Publisher Frances Lincoln, 2011
Ashley, Chris & Pankhurst, Kate (ill)
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21500
Wasim's challenge
Year Five are off to Snowdonia and Wasim Ahmed has been looking forward to it for months. He has vowed to participate in the Ramadan fast but keeps his fasting a secret. Lack of food and drink cause him to sit out the first day's activities. When a box of chocolates disappears, Wasim becomes prime suspect. Then, on a walk, the group gets lost and Wasim is in serious danger on the mountainside.
ISBN 9781847800565
Publisher Frances Lincoln, 2010
Ashley, Chris & Pankhurst, Kate (ill)
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4717
Water babies, The
While cleaning chimneys, Tom emerges in Ellie's bedroom and she mistakes him for a thief. In this classic story, Tom runs away, slips into a cooling stream and falls asleep to become a Water Baby, with a quest to the Other-end-of-Nowhere.
ISBN 9781853261480
Publisher Wordsworth Editions Ltd, 2000
Kingsley, Charles
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4718
Water dragons, The
Sam, Lin and Jerry must save their pet water dragon when their natural habitat, the drain behind their homes, is being cleaned up. But, two of the water dragons have disappeared.
ISBN 9780141305363
Series Aussie bites (84 books)
Publisher Puffin Australia, 1999
Wrightson, Patricia
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15329
Water the amazing journey
With cartoon-style graphics, appealing illustrations and interesting facts, this book shows why water is so important and how we can conserve it.
ISBN 9780958187817
Publisher Etram Pty Ltd, 2004
Trafford, Caren & Eriksson, Megan (ill)
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946
Waterslain angels
The discovery of a beautifully carved angel wing at the village church intrigues Annie. She and her new friend, Sandy, are determined to solve the centuries old mystery of the angels that went missing from the Waterslain Church. What begins as a childish quest soon becomes an extremely dangerous adventure.
ISBN 9781842556917
Publisher Orion, 2008
Crossley-Holland, Kevin
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21206
Waves
Every journey is perilous, every situation heartbreaking. Every refugee is a person forced by famine or war or fear to leave their home, their families, their friends and all they know. Children have travelled on the waves of migration to the shores of Australia for tens of thousands of years. This book tells some of their stories.
ISBN 9781925381641
Publisher Walker Books, 2018
Rawlins, Donna & Potter, Heather & Jackson, Mark (ill)
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18391
Waves: from surfing to tsunami
This informative, documentary style book contains wonderful, visual images of waves. Photographs portray the origin and parts of a wave, and the effects of river and ocean waves on the environment. Includes a glossary of terms.
ISBN 9781586852122
Publisher Gibbs Smith, Publisher, 2005
Kampion, Drew
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6546
We are all born free: the universal declaration of human rights in pictures
Proclaimed by the United Nations on December 10, 1948, the Declaration of Human Rights applies to every child and adult throughout the world. Each of its 30 articles has been written in a way that children can understand and beautifully illustrated by well-known artists.
ISBN 9781845076504
Publisher Frances Lincoln, 2008
Topics / Year 6 easy reads /
Amnesty International (contr)
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8023
We're all Australians now
In 1915, Australia's much-loved bush poet, Banjo Paterson, wrote a poem as an open letter to the troops fighting in World War l.
ISBN 9780732296476
Publisher Angus & Robertson (HarperCollins), 2015
Paterson, A B (Banjo) & Wilson, Mark (ill)
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15325
Weather
Be an eyewitness to how the weather works. Find out how clouds form, why it rains, what causes a ferocious hurricane or a roaring tornado that strikes without warning and why the climate may change in the future.
ISBN 9780751347463
Series Eyewitness series (36 books)
Publisher Dorling Kindersley, 2002
Cosgrove, Brian
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112309
Weather or not: it's a climate for change
Let's talk about the weather. A complex subject made easy for young people to understand, using whimsical pictures, humour, cartoons and puns. An encouraging look at global warming solutions and positive action.
ISBN 9780958187831
Publisher Etram Pty Ltd, 2007
Trafford, Caren & Wilsher, David (ill)
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450
Web, The
Violet-Ann befriends a seven legged spider that she names, Sam.
ISBN 9780207172458
Publisher HarperCollins Australia, 1992
Hilton, Nette
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7187
Week without Tuesday, A
Strange things are happening to authors everywhere. They are disappearing and then returning in unexpected places, injured and disoriented. Tuesday's parents ban her from writing but Vivienne Small, the heroine of the books written by Tuesday's mother, Serendipity, sends out a call for help. Tuesday and her dog set out to fix the problem before the magical world and all the stories it contains are destroyed.
ISBN 9781760110376
Series Tuesday McGillycuddy series (3 books)
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2015
Banks, Angelica
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7260
Weekend at Poison Lake
A "Give Yourself Goosebumps" story. In this special edition, you'll pick a lucky number to help you get through a creepy vacation in the woods. Outside the cabin are freaky wildlife, weird aliens, and a lake that's home to something very smelly.
ISBN 9780590996525
Series Goosebumps series (99 books)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 1999
Stine, R L
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3891
Weevils, war & wallabies: 1920-1945
At the end of World War 1, Australia was still divided by class, gender and race. The flappers and cobbers were eager to celebrate the 'roaring twenties', a time of peace, prosperity and new heroes. Then, the stock market crashed, plunging the country and the western world into the Great Depression. Times were very tough. The Second World War brought world events even closer to our shores.
ISBN 9781741691436
Series Fair dinkum series (6 of 8)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2009
French, Jackie & Sheehan, Peter (ill)
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109699
Weird and wacky festivals
People celebrate the strangest things. From cheese-rolling contests to cockroach races, discover the world of wacky festivals.
ISBN 9781865047638
Series X-zone series (48 books)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2004
Topics / Year 6 easy reads /
Harris, David
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22631
Weirdo Halloween: special edition
Chris and his twin, Meg, have a problem. It started the night before Halloween when the twins found a gang of bullies hassling someone in costume. The twins rescued the kid-only to find that it was a bald, pink alien who promptly swore allegiance to them. "Weirdo" is smelly and gross with a lot of disgusting habits, and the twins can't shake him. Little do they realize that their troubles are only beginning. Weirdo's invited hundreds of aliens to town on the 31st for a full-scale invasion-and to come live in the twins' house! Will the HorrorLand souvenir save-or harm-them?
ISBN 9780545161978
Series Goosebumps series (99 books)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2010
Stine, R L
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14687
Welcome home
Whaling has long been part of Australia's history. Over the past centuries many coastal towns owe their existence to the hunting and slaughter of whales for numerous by-products. More recently these same towns focus on viewing the beauty of these majestic creatures as they travel between the cold and warmer waters. Here both stories are told through the eyes of a young boy who hears the distant calls, sometimes joyful, sometimes apprehensive, of a whale.
ISBN 9781925000085
Publisher Ford Street Publishing, 2013
Booth, Christina
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6604
Welcome to Camp Nightmare
Next summer you'll stay home . . . if you survive! The food isn't great. The counselors are a little strange. And the camp director seems demented. Billy can handle all that. But then strange things start to happen after dark, his parents won't answer his letters, and his fellow campers start to disappear. What's going on? Camp Nightmoon is turning into Camp Nightmare! And Billy might be next.
ISBN 9781760273071
Series Goosebumps series (99 books)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2015
Stine, R L
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6931
Welcome to Camp Slither
Twelve-year-old Boone and his sister Heather love animals of every kind. That's why they wanted to come to Camp Hither. The wild legends of man-eating snakes and disappearing campers are hisss-terical! But Camp Hither has a cold-blooded secret: Somebody has unleashed a hungry horde of slithery snakes! Can these two survive long enough to accept their invitation to HorrorLand? Yesssssss! But only if they figure out why Camp Hither is crawling with trouble.
ISBN 9780439918770
Series Goosebumps series (99 books)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2009
Stine, R L
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6531
Welcome to Dead House
11-year-old Josh and 12-year-old Amanda just moved into the oldest and weirdest house on the block - the two siblings think it might even be haunted! But of course, their parents don't believe them. 'You'll get used to it,' they say. 'Go out and make some new friends.' But the creepy kids are not like anyone Josh and Amanda have ever met before. And when they take a shortcut through the cemetery one night Josh and Amanda learn why.
ISBN 9781760273064
Series Goosebumps series (99 books)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2015
Stine, R L
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6817
Welcome to HorrorLand: A survival guide
Luke and Lizzy Morris weren't sure who-or what-would see their ad. It was a risk, but they had to find out the TRUTH about HorrorLand, otherwise the kids who were lured there would never make it out alive. Between the pages of this cool survival guide, readers will get closer to discovering whether or not there are werewolves in Wolfsbane Forest, why kids are disappearing, and why there aren't any mirrors at HorrorLand. One thing is for certain: something very wrong is happening in HorrorLand, and this guide is the only thing that will help you figure out what.
ISBN 9780545090087
Series Goosebumps series (99 books)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2009
Stine, R L
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5412
Welcome to my country
Laklak Burarrwanga and her family invite you to their Country. Centred on a beautiful beach in Arnhem Land, its crystal waters are full of fish, turtle, crab and stingray. The bush holds fruits, pandanus for weaving and wood for spears. Laklak shares her history, her long childhood walks across Arnhem Land, her people's fight for land rights and for a say in their children's schooling. She and her family stand tall and proud.
ISBN 9781743313961
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2013
Burarrwanga, Laklak
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6858
Welcome to the wicked wax museum
A "Give Yourself Goosebumps" story Your teacher thinks it'll be good for your class to hang out at the new wax museum in town. Yeah, right! Once you get there your teacher starts blah-blahing about something or other and that's when you and your friend see the red door. If you decide to check out what's behind door #1, you'll discover the museum owner's secret for making lifelike sculptures. And it doesn't look like fun! If you decide to ditch the red door and go the other way you'll end up meeting scary Sybil Wicked -- and wish you hadn't. Will you escape this creepy place before you're turned into a human candle? The choice is yours in this scary GOOSEBUMPS adventure that's packed with over 20 super-spooky endings!
ISBN 9780590847728
Series Goosebumps series (99 books)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 1996
Stine, R L
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587791
Wells & Wong Mystery: A spoonful of murder
When Hazel Wong's beloved grandfather passes away, Daisy Wells is all too happy to accompany her friend (and Detective Society Vice President) to Hazel's family estate in beautiful, bustling Hong Kong. But when they arrive they discover something they didn't expect: there's a new member of the Wong family. Daisy and Hazel think baby Teddy is enough to deal with, but as always the girls are never far from a mystery. Tragedy strikes very close to home, and this time Hazel isn't just the detective. She's been framed for murder! The girls must work together like never before, confronting dangerous gangs, mysterious suspects and sinister private detectives to solve the murder and clear Hazel's name - before it's too late...
ISBN 9780141373782
Series Wells and Wong mystery series (6 of 5)
Publisher Puffin Australia, 2018
Stevens, Robin
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587790
Wells & Wong mystery: Death in the spotlight
Someone will take their final bow . . . Fresh from their adventure in Hong Kong, Hazel Wong and Daisy Wells are off to the Rue Theatre in London to face an entirely new challenge: acting. But danger has a nasty habit of catching up with the Detective Society, and it soon becomes clear that there is trouble afoot at the Rue. Jealousy, threats and horrible pranks quickly spiral out of control - and then a body is found. Now Hazel and Daisy must take centre stage and solve the crime . . . before the murderer strikes again.
ISBN 9780141373829
Series Wells and Wong mystery series (7 of 5)
Publisher Puffin Australia, 2017
Stevens, Robin
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Wells and Wong mystery 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 Wells and Wong mystery series (5 books)
Various
No book cover.
5243
Wells and Wong mystery: Arsenic for tea
Daisy Wells and Hazel Wong are at Daisy's home, Fallingford, for the school holidays. There's a tea party for Daisy's birthday and the whole family is invited. When a guest falls mysteriously ill, everything points to poison. With wild storms preventing anyone from leaving or the police from arriving, Fallingford feels like a very dangerous place to be. Everyone has a secret or two. When someone close to Daisy looks suspicious, the Detective Society must do everything they can to reveal the truth, no matter the consequences.
ISBN 9780552570732
Series Wells and Wong mystery series (5 books)
Publisher Corgi Books, 2015
Stevens, Robin
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5382
Wells and Wong mystery: First class murder
Daisy Wells and Hazel Wong are taking a holiday on the world-famous Orient Express. It's clear that each of their fellow first-class passengers has something to hide. And, there's a rumour of a spy in their midst. When there's a scream from inside one of the cabins, a passenger is found murdered and her stunning, ruby necklace has gone. Daisy and Hazel are faced with their first-ever locked room mystery. But, several other sleuths are just as determined to crack this case.
ISBN 9780552570749
Series Wells and Wong mystery series (5 books)
Publisher Corgi Books, 2015
Stevens, Robin
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12603
Wells and Wong mystery: Jolly foul play
Daisy Wells and Hazel Wong have returned to Deepdean for a new school term. Things have changed. There's a new Head Girl, Elizabeth, and those bullying Big Girls are certainly not good eggs. Tensions are running high and, after the fireworks display, Elizabeth is found murdered. Secrets and scandals, scribbled on scraps of paper, suddenly begin to appear around the school. And, even with their own friendship falling to pieces, Daisy and Hazel must try to solve this mystery.
ISBN 9780141369693
Series Wells and Wong mystery series (5 books)
Publisher Corgi Books, 2016
Stevens, Robin
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45625
Wells and Wong mystery: Mistletoe and murder
Daisy Wells and Hazel Wong are spending the Christmas holidays in snowy Cambridge. Danger is lurking in the dark stairwells of ancient Maudlin College and, just before Christmas, there' s a terrible accident. At least, it appears to be an accident, until the Detective Society looks a little closer and realises a murder has taken place. Faced with several irritating grown-ups and fierce competition from a rival agency, Wells and Wong must use all their cunning and courage to find the killer, in time for Christmas Day, of course.
ISBN 9780141369723
Series Wells and Wong mystery series (5 books)
Publisher Corgi Books, 2016
Stevens, Robin
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13910
Wells and Wong mystery: Murder most unladylike
When Daisy Wells and Hazel Wong set up their very own secret detective agency at Deepdean School for Girls, they struggle to find any truly exciting mysteries to investigate. When Hazel discovers the Science Mistress, Miss Bell, lying dead in the Gym, she assumes it was a terrible accident. But, when she and Daisy return five minutes later, the body has disappeared. Now, they not only have a murder to solve, Daisy and Hazel have to prove that one happened in the first place.
ISBN 9780552570725
Series Wells and Wong mystery series (5 books)
Publisher Corgi Books, 2014
Stevens, Robin
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451
Werewolf knight, The
Feolf is a loyal knight who becomes a wolf on nights when the moon is full.
ISBN 9780091825942
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 1997
Wagner, Jenny
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6625
Werewolf of Fever Swamp, The
There is something weird happening in Fever Swamp. Something really horrible. It started with the strange howling at night. Then there was the rabbit, torn to shreds. Everyone thinks Grady's new dog is responsible. After all, he looks just like a wolf. And he seems a little on the wild side. But Grady knows his dog is just a regular old dog. And most dogs don't howl at the moon. Or disappear at midnight. Or change into terrifying creatures when the moon is full. Or do they?
ISBN 9780545158862
Series Goosebumps series (99 books)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2010
Stine, R L
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7176
Werewolf of Twisted Tree, The
A "Give Yourself Goosebumps" story. After winning a horror story contest, the reader gets to spend a weekend with famous horror writers at Twisted Tree Lodge. How twisted is it? Everyone turns into werewolves!
ISBN 9780590463065
Series Goosebumps series (99 books)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 1998
Stine, R L
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6821
Werewolf skin
Despite warnings from his aunt and uncle to stay out of the woods and the creepy house next door, photography freak Alex Hunter can't resist going out late one night to take pictures during a full moon.
ISBN 9780590390538
Series Goosebumps series (99 books)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 1997
Stine, R L
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452
Whalers, The
Stepping between Aboriginal Dreaming stories and the Australian yarn, the story of the Whalers reflects the ideas and practice of reconciliation showing the relationship between the orcas and the Aboriginal whalers of Twofold Bay.
ISBN 9780207191770
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, UK, 2002
Mumbulla, Percy & Robinson, Roland E. & Bancroft, Bronwyn (ill)
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67226
What do sharks eat for dinner
Lots of interesting information about sharks and answers to all the questions you've always wanted to ask, and a few you might not have considered. Find out where sharks have their ears and what do we get from shark's liver oil.
ISBN 9780439229050
Series Scholastic question & answer series (4 books)
Publisher Scholastic US, 2001
Berger, Melvin & Gilda
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453
What do you think, Feezal
Bean has to move to Sydney to live in a penthouse, where she can't have a dog.
ISBN 9781864484397
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 1997
Honey, Elizabeth
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4756
What is poetry: The essential guide to reading and writing poems
Over many years as a working poet, Michael Rosen has thought a great deal about what poems are, what they can do and the pleasure that comes from writing and reading poetry. In this invaluable handbook, he shares this knowledge and experience in book form for the very first time. Starting with a detailed analysis of a number of classic poems, he offers a real "writer's guide" to writing and performing poems, as well as a wealth of technical information and tips. He then takes a fascinating look at a selection of his own poems and explains how and why he wrote them.
ISBN 9781844287635
Publisher Walker Books, 2016
Rosen, Michael
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52191
What the raven saw
In a churchyard, the raven watches the comings and goings of everyone, making sure that peace and order are maintained. He keeps to himself, except during church services, when he sneaks into the building so he can listen to the hymns that he loves. The raven would be happy if everything stayed this way forever. Until a new, small grave is dug, an annoying pigeon arrives and a church member is up to no good.
ISBN 9781742757353
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2013
Bound, Samantha-Ellen
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93723
What's eating you
Every animal has a habitat, a place where it belongs, finds food and shelter, and raises its babies. You are a habitat for many small, almost invisible creatures. Find out about parasites like fleas and lice, tapeworms and pinworms, and the animals, human and non-human, on and in which they live.
ISBN 9781406313543
Publisher Walker Books, 2007
Davies, Nicola & Layton, Neal (ill)
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18757
What's for dinner Mr Gum
Mr Gum has a brand new treat, rancid kebabs just dripping with dirty grey sauce. He just can't get enough of them. But, not everyone's happy about Mr Gum's new dinnertime arrangements and, soon, the town of Lamonic Bibber is gearing up for war. Polly and her friends must try to save the town from being torn apart.
ISBN 9781405248242
Series Mr Gum series (6 of 8)
Publisher Hardie Grant Egmont, 2014
Stanton, Andy & Tazzyman, David (ill)
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9960
What's your story
Australia has a long history and many stories. This is the story of Leonard, a young orphan boy, who was on one of the ships in the First Fleet that came to Australia from England. He was both frightened and amazed by his new country. When Leonard met Milba, an Eora girl, she showed him the animals of his new land and the cave drawings of her people. Without words, they could still tell their stories.
ISBN 9780994289544
Publisher Berbay Publishing, 2016
Giannone, Rose & Emmerichs, Bern (ill)
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2344
When friendship followed me home
Twelve year old Ben Coffin has never felt that he fits in. A former foster kid, he keeps his head down to avoid school bullies and spends his afternoons reading sci-fi books at the library. But, when Ben finds a scruffy, abandoned dog and befriends the librarian's daughter, Halley, he starts to feel he belongs in his own life. Then, everything changes and, suddenly, Ben is more alone than ever. But, with a little help from Halley's magician father, Ben discovers his place in the world and learns to see his own magic through other's eyes.
ISBN 9781925355499
Publisher Text Publishing Co, 2016
Griffin, Paul
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4780
When Hitler stole pink rabbit
In 1933, nine year old Anna was too busy with schoolwork and friends to take much notice of Adolf Hitler's rise to power in her native Germany, until she is forced to learn the skills needed to survive as a refugee.
ISBN 9780006754008
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, UK, 1999
Kerr, Judith
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9421
When I was little, like you
A precious recount of growing up in the early days of the Papunya settlement in central Australia. The author tells about going bush with her family and learning about her culture and way of life.
ISBN 9781741142563
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2005
Malbunka, Mary
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10997
When the ghost dog howls
Twelve-year-olds Andy and Marnie had an awesome week in HorrorLand-despite their freaky encounter with Murder the Clown and the zombie mob. Then they think they've won big when they get a FREE souvenir from HorrorLand's Chiller House-and they're not so worried that the shopkeeper said they'd have to "pay later." Or that the hound's tooth is rumored to be haunted. It's totally worth the risk to have a tooth that grants wishes. But when Andy hears howling at night and Marnie starts acting strange, they begin to rethink the gift from HorrorLand.
ISBN 9780545161947
Series Goosebumps series (99 books)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2010
Stine, R L
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800
When you reach me
Miranda and her best friend, Sal, know their New York City neighbourhood, where it's safe to go and who to avoid. But, things start to unravel when Sal gets punched and shuts Miranda out. The apartment key, hidden for emergencies, is stolen and mysterious notes start to arrive. Miranda realises that the note writer is aware of things that no-one should know and only she can prevent a tragic death.
ISBN 9781921656064
Publisher Text Publishing Co, 2009
Stead, Rebecca
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15330
Where does the poo go...when you flush
With cartoon-style graphics, appealing illustrations and interesting facts, this book talks about effluent waste, the history of its disposal and how our views are changing about the treatment of sewerage.
ISBN 9780958187800
Publisher Etram Pty Ltd, 2004
Trafford, Caren & Oakley, Jade (ill)
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2319
Where have all the pandas gone
Lots of interesting information and answers to questions about endangered animals. Find out if sea otters are now safe and which is the most endangered whale.
ISBN 9780439266697
Series Scholastic question & answer series (4 books)
Publisher Scholastic US, 2002
Topics / Endangered species /
Berger, Melvin & Gilda
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455
Where the forest meets the sea
A book without words in which superb collages tell the story of a boy and his father visiting an endangered rainforest in Queensland.
ISBN 9780744513059
Publisher Walker Books, 1989
Baker, Jeannie
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4793
Which witch
Arriman the Awful, evil Wizard of the North, devises a spell-casting competition so he can marry the winner and produce an heir. Belladonna longs to be a fiendish hag and win the competition, but doesn't know how.
ISBN 9780330398008
Publisher Pan MacMillan, 2001
Ibbotson, Eva
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8949
Whimsy & Woe
After being abandoned by their thespian parents, Whimsy and Woe Mordaunt are left in the care of their awful Aunt Apoline. Forced to work in Apoline's boarding house, slaving at the beck and call of outlandish guests and sharpening the thorns of every plant in the poisonous garden, Whimsy and Woe lose all hope that their parents will ever return. Until one day, quite by accident, the siblings stumble upon a clue that sets them on an adventurous path to finding freedom and hopefully their parents.
ISBN 9781460753040
Publisher Angus & Robertson (HarperCollins), 2017
McRitchie, Rebecca & Kretschmar, Sonia (ill)
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587818
Whimsy & Woe: The final act
In the final act of this dramatic search for their parents, Whimsy and Woe Mordaunt must escape villainous thieves, travel beneath a desert in an untested machine of an ingenious inventor, climb the Mountainous Mountains and perform a death-defying trapeze act in the Big Top of Benton Brothers Circus... all before going undercover at the annual Thespian Society Masquerade Ball. Can they stop the Purple Puppeteer's evil plan in time to rescue their parents? Or will the Purple Puppeteer pull their family's strings forever?
ISBN 9781460754672
Publisher HarperCollins Australia, 2018
McRitchie, Rebecca & Kretschmar, Sonia (ill)
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46550
Whippersnapper
Fourteen year old Gus lives and breathes basketball. When he's is in a terrible accident, Gus can't believe he's survived. But, he's woken up in the body of an old man and his own body is unconscious in intensive care. Now, he has a seventy year old wife, really bad taste in clothes, his friends don't recognise him and his family thinks he's crazy. Gus just wants to be fourteen again and play basketball.
ISBN 9780143306092
Publisher Puffin Australia, 2011
Arena, Felice
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457
Whipping boy, The
Jemmy must take the whippings for the royal heir, Prince Brat, but the Prince must rely on Jemmy when they both run away from the castle.
ISBN 9780060521226
Publisher Greenwillow, 2003
Fleischman, Sid
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8794
Whirlwind
A gothic fairytale about a whirlwind that refuses to be stomped on, two feisty Angora rabbits, and a disaster of exponential proportions that could be woven into something magnificent.
ISBN 9781743313008
Series Grimstones series (3 of 4)
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2012
Asphyxia
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18341
Whisperer, The
An adorable version of a Romeo and Juliet tale, told from the rat's perspective.
ISBN 9780007120178
Publisher HarperCollins Australia, 2005
Butterworth, Nick
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44583
Whisperer, The
Griff works in a circus and has a unique ability to hear the thoughts of others, without their knowledge. When the greedy circus master discovers his talent, Griff escapes, taking Tess and her collection of magical creatures. On the run, Griff hears a cry for help from a mysterious source he calls the Whisperer.
ISBN 9780732286675
Publisher Angus & Robertson (HarperCollins), 2009
McIntosh, Fiona
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60317
White crane
It's not easy being a one-legged, trainee Samurai warrior but Niya, the white crane, and the other kids at the Cockroach Ryu (school) want to prove to themselves, and those who despise them, that it is their abilities, not their disabilities, that count. Together, they must face danger, fear and the taunts of the Dragon Ryu.
ISBN 9781921150203
Series Samurai kids series (1 of 6)
Publisher Walker Books, 2008
Fussell, Sandy & Nest James, Rhian (ill)
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459
White fang
Born in the wilds of the freezing cold Yukon, White Fang who is half-dog, half-wolf, is the only animal in the litter to survive. He is fiercely independent and soon learns the harsh laws of nature, yet buried deep inside him are the distant memories of affection and love. This is a classic story of a wolf-dog who learns to survive in the bleak Alaskan wilderness.
ISBN 9780582418158
Publisher Pearson Education Australia, 2000
London, Jack
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24181
White Ninja
Roxy Ran is an ordinary girl who doesn't know anything about her ninja powers until she is confronted by school bullies. Jackson Axe introduces Roxy to the world of martial arts. Jackson and Roxy must find the Tiger Scrolls and unleash the powers of the White Warrior before the samurai do. In order to survive, Roxy must unleash her inner ninja.
ISBN 9780732294533
Series Roxy Ran series (1 of 3)
Publisher Angus & Robertson (HarperCollins), 2012
Hall, Tiffiny
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19170
White war
In 1914, it's Christmas Day on the Western front, near the town of Ypres in Belgium. There's something big that Professor Perdu is not telling Battle Boy. His mission begins knee-deep in mud, in the middle of No Man's Land, where Battle Boy encounters the last person he is expecting to meet.
ISBN 9780330403870
Series Battle boy series (9 of 15)
Publisher Pan MacMillan, 2010
Carter, Charlie & Jeffery, Russell (ill)
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20425
Whiz mob and the grenadine Kid, The
It is an ordinary Tuesday morning in April when bored, lonely Charlie Fisher witnesses something incredible. Right before his eyes, in a busy square in Marseille, a group of pickpockets pulls off an amazing robbery. As the young bandits appear to melt into the crowd, Charlie realizes with a start that he himself was one of their marks. Yet Charlie is less alarmed than intrigued. This is the most thrilling thing that's happened to him since he came to France with his father, an American diplomat. So instead of reporting the thieves, Charlie defends one of their cannons, Amir, to the police, under one condition- he teach Charlie the tricks of the trade.
ISBN 9780143787860
Publisher Penguin Random House Australia, 2017
Meloy, Colin & Ellis, Carson (ill)
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15044
Who did that?
Lots of useful information about identifying Australian native animals by their droppings and footprints.
ISBN 9780864175755
Publisher Simon & Schuster, 2004
Bruce, Jill B & Wade, Jan (ill)
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112050
Who invented that
Find out who invented the computer, the skateboard, the hamburger and lots of everyday things we use. Learn how these and many other everyday inventions came to be.
ISBN 9780779139828
Series X-zone series (48 books)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2004
Topics / Year 6 easy reads /
Harris, David & Thomson, Russell
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3831
Who what when where why and how
Have you ever wanted to know why does the wind blow or why do some people walk in their sleep, this is the book for you. Those tricky questions you have always wanted to be ask are answered here.
ISBN 9781742034263
Publisher Wild Dog Books, 2016
Hope, Charles
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112048
Who's for dinner
Take a look at the many animals and plants that make up the food chain. The food chain is a delicate balance that must be respected.
ISBN 9780779148912
Series X-zone series (48 books)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2005
Topics / Year 6 easy reads /
Harris, David
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153971
Who's your mummy?
Abby and Peter's uncle knows a lot about Egyptian pyramids, and his living room even looks like an ancient tomb. Do other secrets lurk inside Uncle Jonathan's house? MUM's the word!
ISBN 9780439918749
Series Goosebumps series (99 books)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2009
Stine, R L
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46942
Why I love Australia
In a similar vein to Dorothea Mackellar's My Country. Stunning images and words showcase the awe-inspiring beauty of the Australian continent.
ISBN 9781921541780
Publisher Little Hare Books, 2010
Bancroft, Bronwyn
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6933
Why I quit zombie school
Welcome to the Hall of Horrors, HorrorLand's Hall of Fame for the truly terrifying. Matt was never a superstar in school, but he's definitely the most energetic and quick-witted student here. But what's up with the others? His suspicions are finally confirmed when Franny, his new friend asks, "How long have you been dead?" To his horror, Matt realizes his parents have unknowingly enrolled him in a zombie school. When Matt overhears the zombie plans to march and claim the whole city for the undead, he has to make a frightening choice- protect himself and continue his charade-or reveal his aliveness and try to save the unsuspecting alive people in the town.
ISBN 9780545289320
Series Goosebumps series (99 books)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2011
Stine, R L
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6650
Why I'm afraid of bees
Right brain. Wrong body. Gary Lutz needs a vacation . . . from himself. Bullies are constantly beating him up. His only friend is his computer. Even his little sister doesn't like him. But now Gary's dream is about to come true. He's going to exchange bodies with another kid for a whole week. Gary can't wait to get a new body. Until something horrible happens. And Gary finds out his new body isn't exactly human .
ISBN 9780439693547
Series Goosebumps series (99 books)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2005
Stine, R L
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2991
Why should I bother about the planet
Find out what has gone wrong with the planet, what needs to be done, and how every little bit helps to solve the problem of climate change and pollution. Discover how you can save energy, what a carbon footprint is and lots more about the human impact on our planet.
ISBN 9781409599630
Publisher Usborne Publishing Ltd, 2015
Meredith, Susan & Rojo, Sara (ill)
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8494
Why should I bother to keep fit
An informative guide to the hows and whys of keeping fit, and having fun on the way. Find out why keeping fit is good for you, how to choose the appropriate exercise regime and how to stay healthy in day-to-day life.
ISBN 9781409599623
Publisher Usborne Publishing Ltd, 2015
Meredith, Susan & Larkum, Adam (ill)
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6696
Why shouldn't I eat junk food
A fun, informative guide about food that's good and not so good for you, and how to exercise. Find out why junk food tastes so good, what food additives and processed food are, and what's in a burger. Includes simple recipes for healthy snacks and burgers, ideas for exercise, information on food labels and advertising, and how food is grown.
ISBN 9781409599616
Publisher Usborne Publishing Ltd, 2015
Knighton, Kate & Larkum, Adam (ill)
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25092
Wicked war on the planet of whimsy, The
Nicola Berry, Earthling Ambassador and leader of the Space Brigade, receives the terrible news that Shimlara's family have been kidnapped and are being held captive on the Planet of Whimsy, the most beautiful planet in the universe, by the scaly inhabitants of Volcanomania. Space Brigade to the rescue.
ISBN 9780330425391
Series Space brigade series (2 of 3)
Publisher Pan MacMillan, 2009
Moriarty, L M
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Wicked's way
From an early age, Will could walk a tightrope and juggle bananas. His mother told him that, one day, he would be the star of a circus. But, until then, Will must be kept a secret because, each year, pirates come to the islands to steal young boys for their crew. But, when his mother disappears and pirates arrive at his door, Will takes courage from a crazy, truth-telling parrot and his mother's advice. But, this may not be enough to survive the perils at sea. And, Will will have to do something about that infuriatingly polite boy, Horrendo.
ISBN 9781743319901
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2016
Fienberg, Anna
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3913
Wide window, The
The Baudelaire orphans meet fearful Aunt Josephine. Even she may not be able to protect them from Count Olaf.
ISBN 9780064407687
Series Series of unfortunate events series (3 of 13)
Publisher HarperCollins US, 2000
Snicket, Lemony
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18701
Widow's broom, The
A witch's broom is left at a widow's house and it gradually takes over all the tasks. The people in the local village decide the broom is evil and needs to be destroyed. In response, the widow and the broom fight back.
ISBN 9780395640517
Publisher Houghton Mifflin, 1992
Van Allsburg, Chris
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601802
Wilam: A Birrarung story
As ngua rises, Bunjil soars over mountain ash, flying higher and higher as the wind warms. Below, Birrarung begins its long winding path down to palem warreen. Wilam - home. In this stunning picture book by Indigenous artist Lisa Kennedy, respected Elder Aunty Joy Murphy and Yarra Riverkeeper Andrew Kelly tell the Indigenous and geographical story of Melbourne's beautiful Yarra river, from its source to its mouth, from its pre-history to the present day. Wilam is an ode to Australian rivers, the flora and fauna that live on them, and the function they perform as a part of modern day life and brings Aboriginal life, culture and language right in to the heart of the city.
ISBN 9781925381764
Publisher Walker Books, 2019
Murphy, Aunty Joy & Kennedy, Lisa (ill)
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7689
Wild one, The
Charlie met the wild one when he was young. They caught tadpoles and watched spiders. As Charlie grows up, he forgets the wild one, until he grows much older.
ISBN 9780670076970
Publisher Penguin, 2014
Hartnett, Sonya
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Wild robot escapes, The
Roz is not a normal robot. She is a wild robot who has lived with animals her entire life. Roz has even adopted and raised a baby gosling named Brightbill. But Roz has been taken away from her home and been forced to work for humans like a normal robot. Now Roz must find a way to escape her confines and be reunited with her son. Will she be able to escape the prying eyes of humans and a gang of robots following her every move?
ISBN 9781848127517
Publisher Piccadilly Press,
Brown, Peter
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18702
Wild wind
When a cyclone strikes the vineyard, the four cousins are in the homestead alone. They are without power and the phone line is down when they see a large dog-like creature attacking the chickens.
ISBN 9780143300717
Publisher Penguin, 2005
Forrestal, Elaine
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22148
Wildwood
Life is ordinary for twelve year old Prue McKeel. That is, until her brother is abducted by crows and taken to the Impassable Wilderness, a dense forest where no-one's ever gone in, or at least returned to tell of it. Prue and her friend, Curtis, uncover a secret world, full of warring creatures, peaceable mystics and powerful figures with the darkest intentions. What begins as a rescue mission becomes something much greater.
ISBN 9780670075157
Series Wildwood trilogy series (3 books)
Publisher Viking UK, 2011
Meloy, Colin & Ellis, Carson (ill)
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Wildwood imperium
The fate of Wildwood hangs in the balance with the reawakening of Alexandra the Dowager Governess. It will take the combined efforts of an orphan rebellion, two toymakers, what remains of the bandit team and a vast array of birds and animals to prevent total annihilation.
ISBN 9780670075171
Series Wildwood trilogy series (3 books)
Publisher Penguin Books Australia, 2014
Meloy, Colin & Ellis, Carson (ill)
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Wildwood trilogy 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 Wildwood trilogy series (3 books)
Meloy, Colin & Ellis, Carson (ill)
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586588
Will to live, The
Poppy and Graham are staying in a grand country house for the weekend to help at a family christening party, but they're seriously unimpressed. Dull, dull, dull! Not to mention the fact that baby Marmaduke has taken a shine to Graham and won't let him out of his sight without shrieking the place down. Then events take a mysterious turn when a filthy tramp turns up in the churchyard ... dead. It isn't long before Poppy and Graham realize that his death is suspicious and as are all the others that follow...
ISBN 9781406328981
Series Poppy Fields series (10 of 9)
Publisher Walker Books, 2012
Landman, Tanya
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19990
William Bligh: A stormy story of tempestuous times
You may have heard of the famous mutiny on the ship, the Bounty, or the Rum Rebellion coup. They are two extraordinary events in Australia's history, yet the details in and around these events are largely unknown. Peel back the layers of this incredible and controversial period in Australia's early development.
ISBN 9780994289568
Publisher Berbay Publishing, 2016
Sedunary, Michael & Emmerichs, Bern (ill)
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William the conqueror
Details the life of William the Conqueror from birth to death. Lots of good battles and interesting characters.
ISBN 9781876460044
Publisher Green Barrow Publishing, 2008
Drummond, Allan & Nguyen, Du-Tran (ill)
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29194
William the conqueror: nowhere to hide
It is medieval France and the illegitimate son of a peasant is chosen to be the heir of the Duke of Normandy. Powerful families plot to murder the boy and steal his title. Young William learns the hard way that there are few people he can trust and when he has nowhere left to hide, he makes a stand and fights for his life. This is the boy who became William the Conqueror of England.
ISBN 9781406313727
Series Before they were famous series (5 of 6)
Publisher Walker Books, 2009
Corby, Caroline
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William Wenton and the luridium thief
After the mysterious disappearance of his grandfather William and his parents have been living in hiding in Norway since. William has a gift for cracking codes. He is kidnapped and taken to the Institute for Post-Human Research. The Institute was jointly founded by his missing grandfather. A thrilling adventure with action and mysteries at all turns.
ISBN 9781406371703
Publisher Walker Books, 2015
Peers, Bobbie
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William Wenton and the secret portal
Racing around the world using the latest of technology from the Institute of Post Human Research William must try to prevent the opening of a crytoportal. Using all his skills and luck William will face the most impossible of codes and robotics in this series.
ISBN 9781406371710
Publisher Walker Books, 2018
Peers, Bobbie
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464
Willow tree's daughter, The
Max escapes being made a king and marries Salizia, a tree dryad. Their daughter, Betony, has magic powers.
ISBN 9781864488562
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 1998
Freeman, Pamela
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587744
Willow tree's daughter, The
With a king for a father and a tree spirit for a mother, Betony is a reluctant princess who prefers the simple, outdoor life. This is the story of her life at the palace, her adventures with wizards, hobgoblins, unicorns and dragons, and her love for the gardener's apprentice.
ISBN 9781863736916
Series Victor series (1 of 2)
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 1994
Freeman, Pamela & Gamble, Kim (ill)
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466
Window
A book without words showing the growth and development of a child and his environment. Superb collages tell the story.
ISBN 9780744594867
Publisher Walker Books, 2002
Baker, Jeannie
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Windrider
This story centres on Princess Betony, half human, half dryad. When the great dragon Windrider bewitches her father, King Max, she journeys to the high country to obtain his release. With the help of her friends, Basil and Clover, she tries to achieve her aim without changing into a wood-nymph.
ISBN 9781863739283
Series Victor series (2 of 2)
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 1996
Freeman, Pamela & Gamble, Kim (ill)
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Wings
When her parents go away, Saffy is not at all happy about staying with her boring Aunt Joesa. Things soon become far from boring when Saffy's aunt begins to undergo a bizarre and life-altering change.
ISBN 9780734405081
Publisher Thomas C Lothian Pty Ltd, 2004
Chataway, Carol & Lee, Declan (ill)
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Wings
Ziggy has a new mission. He travels to Japan to find out what is causing the bees of Tokyo to disappear. But, the big city is not a friendly place for a honey bee. While investigating, Ziggy comes across a colony of honey bees with a very different way of protecting their hive, and a new, terrifying enemy, the huge hornet, Torgo, and his gang.
ISBN 9781921720208
Publisher Walker Books, 2011
Huber, Raymond
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Winnie the Pooh
The classic tales of Christopher Robin's beloved bear and his pals, Tigger and Eeyore.
ISBN 9780749702106
Publisher Egmont Childrens, 1998
Topics / Year 5 easy reads /
Milne, A A
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Winning back dad
A boy takes on a challenge to stop his father from being depressed after he has to sell his truck.
ISBN 9780744572919
Publisher Walker Books, 2000
Bone, Ian
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Winning touch
Ellyse is dying to start touch footy again. Touchdowns are the best. But, with homework piling up and training every night of the week, it's all getting too much to handle. It looks like Ellyse is going to have to make some major changes. There's also the drama at school with her best friends, Jazz and Charlie. Their friendship seems to be falling apart. Maybe, getting selected for the regional touch footy team will help take Ellyse's mind off things. Or, maybe, that's just wishful thinking.
ISBN 9780143781288
Series Ellyse Perry series (4 books)
Publisher Penguin Books Australia, 2017
Clark, Sherryl & Perry, Ellyse
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Wish for a witch
Elsie Pickles has returned to her mundane life after living for a week with unconventional witch, Magenta Sharp. She loves her family and her dad's shop, but life is seeming rather dull until her magical friend needs her help again. Will Elsie be able to help Magenta save her magic licence and deal with some wayward magical creatures?
ISBN 9781471160936
Publisher Simon & Schuster, 2018
Umansky, Kaye & King, Ashley (ill)
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Wish pony, The
Ruby has had her mum and dad and best friend, Sarah, to herself for as long as she can remember. Now everything is changing because her mum is having a baby and her best friend has found a better friend. She wishes things could be back to how they were. Ruby learns that we must be careful what we wish for.
ISBN 9781741663242
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2008
Bateson, Catherine
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Wishbird, The
Oriole's beloved Wishbird is dying and she must leave the forest to save him. But in the City of Soulless there is danger everywhere. Can Oriole and Boy save Soulless and the Wishbird, or will the city's darkness prove too great even for magic.
ISBN 9780143307525
Publisher Penguin, 2013
Wang, Gabrielle
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Wisp
Idris is a child refugee, born into a world of tents and fences. He has known no other life than this. He has no memories of the world outside. Then the Wisp arrives, floating in on the evening breeze. Everyone who holds it finds their memories reawakened, their hopes of freedom reborn. But what about Idris, who has no memories? What will happen when he holds the magical Wisp?
ISBN 9780734418043
Publisher Hachette Children's Books, 2018
Fraillon, Zana & Baker Smith, Grahame
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Witch baby and me at school
Lily's sister, Daisy, is one year old and she's no ordinary baby. When she was born, something went wrong and Daisy is a Witch Baby. Nobody knows this but Lily. She's the only one who can see Daisy make the fridge float in the air or turn people into slugs. It's time for Lily to start at her new school. It will be hard enough being the new girl and, then, there's Daisy.
ISBN 9780552556774
Publisher Corgi Books, 2009
Topics / Year 5 easy reads /
Gliori, Debi
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Witch for a week
When Elsie offers to house sit the home of local witch Magenta she has no idea what she's getting herself into. Left with a talking raven and a scruffy dog for company, a magical tower that has a mind of its own and a book of instructions what could possibly go wrong? But Elsie soon finds out that looking after Magenta's home isn't as easy as she first thought. Does she have what it takes to be a witch for a week?
ISBN 9781471160905
Publisher Simon & Schuster, 2017
Umansky, Kaye & King, Ashley (ill)
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Witches, The
The scary, funny and imaginative tale of a seven year old boy who has a run-in with some real-life witches.
ISBN 9780141311395
Publisher Puffin UK, 2004
Dahl, Roald
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Withering-by-sea
High on a cliff above the gloomy coastal town of Withering-by-Sea stands the Hotel Majestic. Inside the walls of this damp, dull hotel, eleven year old orphan, Stella Montgomery, leads a miserable life with her three dreadful Aunts. But, one night, Stella sees something she shouldn't have. Something that will set in motion an adventure more terrifying and more wonderful than she could ever have hoped for.
ISBN 9781460701904
Series Stella Montgomery Intrigues NEW SERIES 2020 (3 books)
Publisher ABC Books, 2014
Rossell, Judith
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Witness to disaster series
A factual series about the world's natural disasters. 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 Witness to disaster series (5 books)
Fradin, Judy & Dennis
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6880
Wizard of ooze, The
While visiting HorrorLand, Marco Gonzales and his friend Gabriella Smith find a rare edition of the The Wizard of Ooze at Jonathan Chiller's HorrorLand shop. The Ooze is a popular graphic novel series about an evil mutant who is made of oil sludge. Marco is excited because in the back of the comic are secret instructions on how to gain your own super powers. Unfortunately, after mentioning the special edition at a comic convention, a couple of unsavory characters want the book, including a guy dressed in an Ooze costume. Marco could really use those super powers right about now!
ISBN 9780545161985
Series Goosebumps series (99 books)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2010
Stine, R L
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4910
Wizard of Oz, The
Dorothy thinks she is lost forever when a terrifying tornado crashes through Kansas and whisks her and her dog, Toto, far away to the magical land of Oz. To get home, Dorothy must follow the yellow brick road to Emerald City and find the wonderfully mysterious Wizard of Oz. With her companions, the Tin Woodman, the Scarecrow and the Cowardly Lion, Dorothy embarks on a strange and enchanting adventure.
ISBN 9781853261121
Publisher Wordsworth Editions Ltd, 2002
Baum, Frank L
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Wizard of Rondo, The
The fantastic world of Rondo can be perilous but Leo and Mimi know they can't keep away. They have to play their part in the continuing battle to keep Rondo safe from their deadly enemy, the remorseless Blue Queen.
ISBN 9781862917927
Series Rondo series (2 of 3)
Publisher Omnibus Books, 2008
Rodda, Emily
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Wolf wilder, The
In Russia, Feodora and her mother are wolf wilders. A wolf wilder trains domesticated wolves to fend for themselves in the wild. When her mother is taken captive and her own life is threatened, Feo flees to the woods, with her three precious wolves and a young trainee soldier, on a journey to save her mother. As a furious General Rakov pursues them across the snow, Feo must learn from her wolves how to survive.
ISBN 9781408872352
Publisher Bloomsbury, 2015
Rundell, Katherine & Ongbico, Gelrev (ill)
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Wolfchild
In the lost land of Lyonnesse in 1099, Raw struggles to learn how to trust while Morwenna has to choose between friendship and rules.
ISBN 9780734404824
Publisher Thomas C Lothian Pty Ltd, 2003
Hawke, Rosanne
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12933
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: musical genius
Mozart, a child prodigy who was composing music at five years of age, is recognised as one of the greatest composers of all time. Photographs, quotations and a glossary of terms provide an insight into Mozart's life.
ISBN 9780750243216
Publisher Hodder Headline Australia Pty Ltd, 2003
Ross, Stewart
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Wolfspell
The second book in the 'Viking Magic' series combining adventure, magic, fantasy and historical detail. Young heroes, Oddo and Thora, join together on a dangerous journey to foil a greedy neighbour and save their families from eviction.
ISBN 9781741140132
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2003
Ciddor, Anna
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Wolves in the walls, The
Lucy hears wolves hustling, bustling, crinkling and crackling in the walls of the old house where her family lives. Her mother says they are mice, her brother says bats. Lucy is convinced they are wolves and her worst fears are confirmed.
ISBN 9780747574729
Publisher Bloomsbury, 2004
Topics / Year 5 easy reads /
Gaiman, Neil & McKean, Dave (ill)
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Wolves of the Witchwood
Hunted by Lord Mortlake, Tom, Quinn, Elanor and Sabastian flee for cover. The unicorn leads them into the darkness of the Witchwood, where they meet Wilda the witch. She seems to help them on their quest but they're not sure she can be trusted. Danger surrounds but there's no time to lose. The four unlikely heroes must find the giffin, the dragon and the sea serpent before it's too late.
ISBN 9781743624074
Series The impossible quest series (2 of 5)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2014
Forsyth, Kate
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4006
Wombat warriors
When Mouse's parents head away to Ireland she is packed off to spend the winter in South Australia with her Aunt Evie. But what Mouse thought was going to be a dull winter turns into an adventure she never expected. When Mouse makes friends with the local wombats she couldn't be happier but as she learns more about her new surroundings she finds out that others don't feel as kindly towards the cuddly wombats as she does. Desperate to save the wombats from farmers whose fences the wombats destroy, Mouse begins a journey that will change not only her life but the lives of people and wombats everywhere.
ISBN 9780702259586
Publisher University of Queensland Press, 2017
Wheeler, Samantha
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Wombles at work, The
There's been a huge festival and no end of rubbish has been left behind by the Human Beings. Everything from umbrellas to shoes, drink cans and bottles. The Wombles have their work cut out for them.
ISBN 9781408808368
Series The Wombles series (4 of 6)
Publisher Bloomsbury, 2011
Beresford, Elisabeth & Price, Nick (ill)
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Wombles go round the world, The
Great Uncle Bulgaria loves telling the history of the Womble clans to the younger Wombles. But, when he notices that they are not really interested in the history, Great Uncle Bulgaria decides to take action. Tobermory invents some eco-friendly clockwork air balloons to travel in and Orinoco, Bungo, Tomsk and Wellington are sent variously to interesting and far-flung America, Tibet and Australia.
ISBN 9781408808351
Series The Wombles series (6 of 6)
Publisher Bloomsbury, 2011
Beresford, Elisabeth & Price, Nick (ill)
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25618
Wombles to the rescue
The Wombles are now safely back in their burrow on Wimbledon Common. They had had to leave because heavy lorries thundering up and down the nearby road threatened to make their burrow cave in. However, there is another problem. It seems that the humans have realised they have an energy crisis and are throwing much less away. The Wombles' supplies begin to run low.
ISBN 9781408808382
Series The Wombles series (5 of 6)
Publisher Bloomsbury, 2011
Beresford, Elisabeth & Price, Nick (ill)
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Wombles, The
Meet the Wombles of Wimbledon Common, very prim and proper little animals, whose self-appointed duty it is to keep the common tidy by collecting and recycling all of the many things left behind by those most strange of all animals, the Human Beings.
ISBN 9781408808375
Series The Wombles series (1 of 6)
Publisher Bloomsbury, 2010
Beresford, Elisabeth & Price, Nick (ill)
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Women in science: 50 fearless pioneers who changed the world
Do you love science? Do you love technology? Do you love engineering? Do you love maths? Well, let's check out 50 famous women scientists from the ancient and modern world. Like the Greek mathematician, philosopher, and astronomer, Hypatia; Marie Curie, a physicist and chemist; biologist Rachel Carson; primatologist Jane Goodall; and lots more famous women scientists!
ISBN 9781607749769
Publisher Penguin, 2017
Ignotofsky, Rachel
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Women in sports: 50 fearless athletes who played to win
Do you love sports? Well, let's check out 50 famous women athletes like tennis player Billie Jean King; gymnast Simone Biles; skateboarding pioneer Patti McGee; Toni Stone, the first woman to play baseball in a men's professional league; the Bloomer Girls; Skate Bettys and lots more famous female athletes!
ISBN 9781607749783
Publisher Penguin, 2017
Topics / STEM / Biography /
Ignotofsky, Rachel
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Wonder
August Pullman just wants to be an ordinary ten year old. He does ordinary things and feels ordinary inside, but Auggie has a severe facial disfigurement. He's always been home-schooled as his parents try to protect him from dealing with the curious, derogatory looks and comments from outsiders. Now, for the first time, Auggie is being sent to a real school and he's dreading it. All he wants is to be accepted and be able to convince his classmates that, underneath, he's just like them.
ISBN 9780552565974
Publisher Random House Children's Books, 2012
Palacio, R J
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Wonderling, The
Have you been unexpectedly burdened by a recently orphaned or unclaimed creature? Worry not! We have just the solution for you! Welcome to the Home for Wayward and Misbegotten Creatures, an institution run by evil Miss Carbunkle, a cunning villainess who believes her terrified young charges exist only to serve and suffer. Part animal and part human, the groundlings toil in classroom and factory, forbidden to enjoy anything regular children have, most particularly singing and music.
ISBN 9781406370645
Publisher Walker Books, 2017
Topics / Displacement /
Bartok, Mira
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Wonderstruck
Ben and Rose secretly wish their lives were different. Ben longs for the father he has never known. Rose dreams of a mysterious actress whose life she chronicles in a scrapbook. When Ben discovers a puzzling clue in his mother's room and Rose reads an enticing headline, both children set out alone to find what they are missing. Set fifty years apart, Ben's story is told in words while Rose's story is told in pictures.
ISBN 9780545027892
Publisher Scholastic US, 2011
Topics / Graphic novels /
Selznick, Brian
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15332
Woolly jumpers
When his family move to the country, Mike is convinced that life will be very boring. Two renegade sheep, a snake and some chooks soon prove him wrong.
ISBN 9780734407573
Publisher Thomas C Lothian Pty Ltd, 2005
Hilton, Nette
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Workhouse, a Victorian girl's diary 1871
It's January 1871 when Edith, the sheltered daughter of a wealthy widow, pays her first eventful visit to the workhouse for the poor. There, she meets Rosie, a rebellious, quick-tempered orphan who is always getting into trouble. Edith soon finds herself drawn into Rosie's wild schemes and both their lives are never the same again.
ISBN 9781407104805
Series My story (16 books)
Publisher Scholastic UK, 2008
Oldfield, Pamela
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World according to Warren, The
Warren is a guide dog for his blind mistress, Eleanor Rigby. He is fiercely aware of his own importance and nobility. See the world, especially busy inner city streets, through Warren's eyes, and also through various media, such as cinema advertising, comic books and dream states.
ISBN 9781920731212
Publisher Fremantle Press, 2007
Silvey, Craig & Martinez, Sonia (ill)
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46715
World heritage in Australia
This book provides an indepth look at Australia's fourteen World Heritage sites.
ISBN 9781740703901
Series Australian Library series (20 of 21)
Publisher Heinemann, 2008
Pyers, Greg
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World heritage sites in Australia: Sydney Opera House, Gondwana Rainforests, Blue Mountains and more...
From the ancient Willandra Lakes, through to colonial buildings, natural sites and the world renowned Sydney Opera House, New South Wales is the proud custodian of some of Australia's most iconic World Heritage Sites. Discover how these sites are managed so that the competing demands of tourists, wilderness and wildlife are all satisfied while still preserving the sites for the future.
ISBN 9781925630152
Publisher Redback Publishing, 2017
Millen, Ellen
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22605
World of supersaurs, The: Raptors of paradise
Enter a place where dinosaurs and raptors are not extinct but co-exist with humans. As Bea Kingsley adventures to remote Indonesia with her grandmother and godfather to see these marvellous creatures, she encounters more excitement than she was expecting. The 11 year old mystery of her missing parents begins to unravel as Bea and her family fight for survival.
ISBN 9781786968074
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2017
Burridge, Jay Jay & West, Chris (ill)
No book cover.
14060
World War 1
A guide to the grim challenges of life or death on the Western Front of World War 1. First-hand reports and contemporary photographs of the battles that slaughtered millions, as nation upon nation sent their young men to join the carnage.
ISBN 9780751330847
Series Eyewitness series (36 books)
Publisher Dorling Kindersley, 2002
Adams, Simon
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World War 1: 1914 - 1918
See history through the eyes of the everyday Australians who lived it, featuring interviews, diary and journal entries, newspaper articles and official documents, sometimes presenting differing points of view.
ISBN 9781740705981
Publisher Pearson Education Australia, 2009
Brasch, Nicolas
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World War I tales 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 World War I tales series (4 books)
Deary, Terry
No book cover.
4561
World War II and post-war recovery 1939-1949
Explore the fascinating story of Australia, from its ancient Indigenous past to the present day, through the biographies of significant people. Find out how these people brought important changes to Australian society through their knowledge, actions or achievements.
ISBN 9781420266221
Series Significant people in Australia's history series (7 of 9)
Publisher Macmillan Education Australia Pty Ltd, 2009
Barrett, Rees
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World's best Karlson, The
On the ordinary roof of an ordinary house lives an extraordinary man called Karlson. He's the world's best at everything, or so he says. Best of all, he has a propeller on his back and can fly.
ISBN 9780192727732
Publisher Oxford University Press, 2009
Lindgren, Astrid & Ross, Tony (ill)
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38097
World's worst children 2, The
It appears there are more Worst Children in this world than was first expected. This is a collection of ten shocking short stories about children who are rude, disgusting and nasty. Children you are going to wish you never knew existed. Children you wish you would never have to meet. Stories that will make you snort with laughter and look at your classmates more carefully now.
ISBN 9780008259679
Series World's worst children NEW SERIES 2020 (3 books)
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, UK, 2017
Walliams, David & Ross, Tony (ill)
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World's worst children 3, The
A collection of short stories about disgusting children, naughty children, and unusual children. The stories include triplets who eat snot, ear wax and belly button fluff, a stuck up boy who thinks he should win everything and a girl who throws such loud tantrums, we can hear them in Australia all the way from England!
ISBN 9780008304607
Series World's worst children NEW SERIES 2020 (3 books)
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, UK, 2018
Walliams, David & Ross, Tony (ill)
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World's worst children NEW SERIES 2020
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 World's worst children NEW SERIES 2020 (3 books)
Walliams, David & Ross, Tony (ill)
No book cover.
37882
World's worst children, The
Are you ready to meet the World's Worst Children? Five beastly boys and five gruesome girls! Like Sofia Sofa- a TV super-fan so stuck to the sofa that she's turning into one! Or Dribbling Drew- a boy whose drool gets him into trouble on a school trip! And not forgetting Blubbering Bertha- a girl who bawls and tells terrible tales! Also featuring a special appearance from fan-favourite Raj!
ISBN 9780008197049
Series World's worst children NEW SERIES 2020 (3 books)
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, UK, 2016
Walliams, David & Ross, Tony (ill)
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18453
World-wide waste
Through humour, environmental waste issues are discussed featuring simple, easily understood text and cartoon-style drawings.
ISBN 9780958187824
Publisher Etram Pty Ltd, 2006
Trafford, Caren
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67847
Worlds next door
Let your imagination wander and wonder. Science fiction, fantasy, humour and horror feature in twenty-five diverse, short stories by well-known and new Australian authors.
ISBN 9780980777017
Publisher FableCroft Publishing, 2010
Wessely, Tehani (ed)
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Worldshaker
Worldshaker, a gigantic mobile city, is cruising the world, wreaking ecological havoc. It's a relic of Victorian England, with a Queen and class system of lords above and Filthies below. Col has been chosen as the next Supreme Commander but with the escape of a girl, Filthy Col's safe, elite world is about to fall apart.
ISBN 9781741757095
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2009
Harland, Richard
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Worm's eye view
The history of the humble worm is traced by Wilbursaurus Junior, Wilbur Worm, from the time of the dinosaurs, including a period during the Industrial Revolution when worms were under threat of extinction.
ISBN 9780646415888
Publisher Etram Pty Ltd, 2001
Trafford, Caren
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3743
Wormwood mire
When Stella Montgomery returned to the Hotel Majestic cold and wet but exhilarated by adventure, the Aunts were furious. Now they are sending Stella away to the old family home at Wormwood Mire, where she must live with two strange cousins and their governess. But within the overgrown grounds of the mouldering house, dark secrets slither and skulk, and soon Stella must be brave once more if she's to find out who - or what - she really is...This is the thrilling and magical sequel to multi-award-winning novel, Withering-by-Sea.
ISBN 9780733333019
Series Stella Montgomery Intrigues NEW SERIES 2020 (3 books)
Publisher ABC Books, 2017
Rossell, Judith
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9249
Worst band in the universe, The
A poetic narrative involving Sprocc, an alien, and his struggle for freedom of expression.
ISBN 9780140565874
Publisher Penguin, 2000
Base, Graeme
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472
Worst team ever, The
Country boy, Jimmy, boasts about his prowess in the game of Australian Rules football and is accepted into a city team.
ISBN 9780141305103
Series Aussie bites (84 books)
Publisher Penguin, 1999
Gwynne, Phillip & Smith, Craig (ill)
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69312
Wow human body
Crammed full of amazing photographs, graphics and information about the human body, its parts and how they work.
ISBN 9781405353465
Publisher Dorling Kindersley, 2010
Walker, Richard
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51816
Wow Space
Crammed full of facts and photographs about gargantuan galaxies, astounding asteroids and big black holes. Everything you want to know about what's out in space.
ISBN 9781405353472
Publisher Dorling Kindersley, 2010
Stott, Carole
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473
Wow: amazing science facts & trivia
A collection of scientific facts in chapters, illustrated with cartoons.
ISBN 9780733307478
Publisher ABC Books, 2002
Topics / STEM /
Holper, Paul & Torok, Simon
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22076
Wow: Earth
A visually amazing encyclopaedia all about Earth. Crammed full of incredible stuff to dip into, from magnificent meteorites to cool caves, crystals and coral reefs, all revealed in an exciting and totally different way. It's like a museum, a search engine and the world's most exciting geography field trip, all rolled into one.
ISBN 9781405341578
Publisher Dorling Kindersley, 2009
Dorling Kindersley
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22018
Wow: the visual encyclopaedia of everything
Through visually stunning graphics and photographs, discover everything you've ever wanted to know about nature, the human body, science and technology, space, earth, people and places, history, art and culture. Every spread explores an encyclopaedic subject in a unique way. Pour over amazing images and pick up fascinating facts and figures in bite-sized chunks.
ISBN 9781405322485
Publisher Dorling Kindersley, 2008
Topics / STEM /
Dorling Kindersley
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475
Wrinkle in time, A
Meg, her brother, Charles, and Calvin, their best friend, search for Meg's scientist father. An unearthly visitor takes them on a fantastic voyage to rescue him.
ISBN 9780440498056
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 1998
L'Engle, Madeleine
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44263
Writing computer code
Learning how to code can be like learning a foreign language. Follow the simple steps as you work with real code to build your own web robots. Create your robot by writing code that builds your robot's body and structure. Give your bot some style by adding code lines that customise your robot's colour and shape. Get your robot moving by finishing off with code that teaches it how to dance.
ISBN 9781119177302
Series Dummies Junior series (12 books)
Publisher John Wiley & Sons Australia Ltd, 2016
Topics / STEM /
Minnick, Chris & Holland, Eva
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476
Wunambi the water snake
When the children disturb old Wunambi, the giant water snake, there is big trouble ahead.
ISBN 9780855752231
Publisher Aboriginal Studies Press, 2000
O'Brien, May L & Wyatt, Sue (ill)
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