Topic : "Year 6 easy reads"

Books for students in early Year 6

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Image currently unavailable 825 : 10 little insects by Cali, Davide & Pianina, V (ill)
10 intelligent insects, each with something to hide, are invited to a secluded island for the weekend. One by one, unusual things start to happen and they begin tracking a murderer.
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Image currently unavailable 11548 : 13-storey treehouse, The by Griffiths, Andy & Denton, Terry (ill)
Andy and Terry have the most amazing treehouse in the world, with a bowling alley, marshmallow machine and a giant catapult. The fun and dramas they have together has to be read to be believed.
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Image currently unavailable 18364 : 43 Bin Street by Michael, Livi
Kiko and Nattie are flies whose job it is to clean up after humans. When their house is occupied by Mrs Spick who has dangerous amounts of fly spray, they become flies with a mission.
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Image currently unavailable 379 : 45 & 47 Stella Street and everything that happened by Honey, Elizabeth
The families and friends who live in Stella Street lead fascinating lives.
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Image currently unavailable 15591 : 68 teeth by Moloney, James
Jack is fishing when he attracts something much bigger than barramundi. A crocodile has entered the river on his family's property and it's hungry.
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Image currently unavailable 5602 : Alice and the Apple Blossom Fair by Bell, Davina & Masciullo, Lucia (ill)
It's 1918 and Alice has never felt lonelier. Her father is missing at sea, her brother, Teddy, is away at war and she's not allowed to speak to her best friend anymore. Alice tries to forget her worries by having a stall at the Apple Blossom Fair. But, when strange events start happening in the town, everything goes wrong. Alice just wants the war to be over and for her life to be the same again.
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Image currently unavailable 9727 : Alice's food A-Z by Zaslavsky, Alice
Dip in and taste, in this edible adventure. Packed to the brim with funny food facts and clever cooking tips, as well as kid-friendly recipes, this book is ideal for the fact-hungry, the food-obsessed or those who just like to mess about in the kitchen.
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Image currently unavailable 2281 : Along the road to Gundagai by O'Hagan, Jack & McLean, Andrew (ill)
The words of this familiar song Australian song have inspired the illustrations to tell the story of young soldiers away fighting in World War I.
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No book cover. 55789 : Amazing plants by Armstrong, Cindy
Learn about some of the world's wonderful and different plants. Some are amazing in the way they look, others are extraordinary in the way they have adapted to their environment. Easy to access information includes unusual or amazing facts, photographs, charts and maps.
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No book cover. 56415 : Animals at work by Harris, David
It's not only people who work. Many animals also have jobs.
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No book cover. 68335 : Animals talk back by Deckert, Tempany
Animals have their own form of language. Full of fascinating facts and stories from around the world about animals, this book will change the way you look at animals.
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Image currently unavailable 15037 : Anton rocks on by Metzenthen, David
Anton might only be little in stature but he has a great talent. By the time he reaches high school, Anton has heard all the size jokes. His resourcefulness and music save the day and the Rock Eisteddfod.
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No book cover. 109705 : Autos with attitude by Ramsden, Julie & Ramsden, Michael
Leave the world behind and dare to be different. Find out about some fabulous racing cars, hot rods, custom-made cars and monster trucks. Easy to access information includes unusual or amazing facts, photographs, charts and maps.
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Image currently unavailable 27230 : Barlay by Kickett-Tucker, Cheryl & Gibbs, Tracey (ill) & Morgan, Sally (ed)
Sometimes, grown-ups tell scary stories to teach kids a lesson. And, sometimes, those scary stories turn out to be true. Sarah, Jay and Rene find out the hard way what sort of tale their Nan's Woordatj story is when they wander off into the bush, despite her warnings.
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Image currently unavailable 8412 : Beach sports car by Oxenham, Darlene & Gibbs, Tracey (ill) & Morgan, Sally (ed)
When Annie's dad promises her a beach sports car, she imagines a bright red hotrod with racing car stripes. But, it will take a lot of work to turn Dad's battered old bomb into the car of Annie's dreams. Then again, hard work can sometimes make the rewards seem so much sweeter.
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No book cover. 109706 : Beat goes on, The by Richardson, Christopher
If you want to be the next rock superstar, find out what it takes to be part of a rock band on the road.
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Image currently unavailable 2400 : Big book of Aussie dinosaurs by Richards, Kel & Singleton, Glen (ill)
Everything you have ever wanted to know about when dinosaurs ruled Australia.
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Image currently unavailable 3053 : Big dig, The by McKinlay, Meg
When the Newton Community Pool is closed until further notice, Nathan and his mates are unimpressed. The alternative, the BayView Leisure Centre, might be modern and flashy, but it is steamy, crowded and no fun. But, Nathan has an idea that is so brilliant in its simplicity. They can dig themselves a pool in the backyard.
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No book cover. 12972 : Big picture book of environments, The by Long, John
With stunning images and fact boxes, this book reveals Earth's diversity and beauty. It explores the effects of changing climate on environments around the world including the great rivers, deserts, Arctic regions, cities and forests.
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Image currently unavailable 88179 : Black Baron by Opie, Robyn
Black Baron was the best racing cockroach ever, in fact he was unbeaten. He lived a secret life of privilege and fame hidden under Jake's bed, until the day that Jake's mum discovered him. Black Baron must survive the exterminators if he is to live to race again.
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No book cover. 1982 : Bloodhound boys: great blood bank robbery by Cranna, Andrew
The undead world has many dangerous creatures, many of which Rocky the werewolf and Vince the vampire meet in their search to find who has robbed the city's blood bank.
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Image currently unavailable 1384 : Bloodhound boys: monster truck tremor dilemma by Cranna, Andrew
Rocky and Vince are competing in a monster truck race. Full of twists and turns, the lethal race will send the boys way off track.
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Image currently unavailable 9348 : Boots and all by Clark, Sherryl
A father lost his own career as a soccer star through injury. He is determined to experience glory through his son. Unfortunately, his son has come to hate the game and the real soccer talent of the family is the boy's sister.
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Image currently unavailable 6477 : Bungawitta by Rodda, Emily
The town of Bungawitta is so dry that the youngest resident, Glory-Alice, has only ever seen rain on television. The residents have to work out how to bring people to the dying town, where the sun always shines.
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No book cover. 26628 : Car crazy by Armstrong, Cindy
Step into the amazing world of cars. Check out the gadgets and secret weapons of the Batmobile and James Bond's Aston Martin DB5. Look at the fascinating history of how cars first started and dare to imagine the cars of the future. Find your favourite car in this book for car crazy kids.
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Image currently unavailable 4642 : Cat mummy, The by Wilson, Jacqueline & Sharratt, Nick (ill)
Verity is devastated when Mabel, her adored cat, dies. School lessons about the Ancient Egyptians lead Verity to attempt to honour Mabel with an Ancient Egyptian mummification. Verity's mum died during childbirth and her dad and grandparents have avoided speaking to her about it, but now it is time to talk.
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Image currently unavailable 2969 : Countdown to danger: Bullet train disaster by Heath, Jack
You're strapped tightly into your seat on the bullet train. The mountain track is so steep, the aisle is a staircase. As the train accelerates at top speed, a passenger slips out of his seat and begins to fall to the back of the train. He will probably die. It's time to decide whether to unstrap yourself to save him or stay in your seat. Countdown the minutes towards your survival or demise.
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Image currently unavailable 8261 : Countdown to danger: Shockwave by Heath, Jack
You're swimming through the ocean, trying to escape dangerous mercenaries who have planted a bomb on the mainland. Behind you, getting closer, is the largest shark you've ever seen. An explosion rips out from the shoreline and a massive wave flings you closer to the stunned shark's open mouth. You don't have much time and you need to get to land. It's time to decide whether to keep swimming or climb onto the shark's back and ride to shore.
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Image currently unavailable 35931 : Crawf's kick it to Nick: Bugs from beyond by Crawford, Shane & Beck, Adrian & McKenzie, Heath (ill)
After a long first half of the season, the Crocs might finally have a chance to win a game. But, when mutant bugs start burrowing up from beneath the oval to attack, there may not even be a team left to take the field. If Nick and his friends can't figure out how to stop the bugs, losing the game will be the least of their problems.
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Image currently unavailable 21226 : Crawf's kick it to Nick: Cursed cup, The by Crawford, Shane & Beck, Adrian & McKenzie, Heath (ill)
It's the first footy game on the new oval and Nick and his team, the Cobar Creek Crocs, are desperate to win the golden cup. But, when the cup is removed from its cabinet, it turns into a terrifying metal monster, hungry to destroy everything in its path. Nick's not just playing for a win, he's playing for his life.
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No book cover. 22493 : Crawf's kick it to Nick: Fanged footys, The by Crawford, Shane & Beck, Adrian & McKenzie, Heath (ill)
It's the closing round of the footy season and the Crocs plan to give it their all and finally score a victory. So, the last thing Nick and his friends need is to be confronted by a swarm of vicious fanged footballs. Nick is used to chasing footys. He never expected to be chased by them.
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Image currently unavailable 3022 : Crawf's kick it to Nick: Forward line freak by Crawford, Shane & Beck, Adrian & McKenzie, Heath (ill)
Nick is the captain of his footy team, the Cobar Creek Crocs. When Nick turns into a power-hungry, real life monster, it's hard to get the team to work together. Nick's friends must find out the cause and change him back.
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Image currently unavailable 15773 : Crawf's kick it to Nick: Outbreak on the oval by Crawford, Shane & Beck, Adrian & McKenzie, Heath (ill)
Nick has been replaced as captain and the Crocs' chances of winning a game are looking slim. It's his worst footy nightmare come true. Nick was sure the mutant bugs had been crushed but, now, the queen bug has the whole school in her sights, and she's not happy. It's Nick, Ella and Bruiser versus the nastiest, ugliest monster ever.
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Image currently unavailable 24009 : Darcy Moon and the deep-fried frogs by Carvell, Catherine
Darcy Moon is an ordinary girl with ordinary problems. She's low on cash and low on the necessary street cred to fit in with the cool crowd. But, Darcy's life is about to take a great leap forward. When a freaked-out frog asks for help, it's up to her to fix the food chain, save the swamp and prove that money can't buy everything.
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No book cover. 79113 : Daredevils and show-offs by Harris, David
Find out what it would be like to walk a tight rope or tame a tiger. Meet some amazing people and see the stunts they carry out.
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Image currently unavailable 35048 : Dead certain by Gould, Sally
Max has a plan. A plan to help out his favourite uncle one last time. Dad will probably ground him and he won't be able to go to Thomo's go-kart party but Max knows exactly what he has to do. In fact, he's dead certain.
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Image currently unavailable 7330 : Deadly D & Justice Jones: Making the team by Prince, Scott & Hartley, David
Dylan has an amazing power. It attracts the attention of the Brisbane Broncos football team, where Dylan becomes known as Deadly D.
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No book cover. 110875 : Desert safari by Savage, Andrea
Take a sandy adventure to the Sahara Desert in Africa and discover its secrets.
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No book cover. 92042 : Diary of a wimpy kid: a novel in cartoons by Kinney, Jeff
Greg Heffley, an undersize weakling, is starting high school where he has to share the hallways with kids who are taller, meaner and already shaving. He desperately wants to be cool and is always looking for an angle to raise his profile. In notes and cartoons, he documents his experiences of school and family life, and offers advice on how to survive.
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Image currently unavailable 4043 : Diary of a wimpy kid: cabin fever by Kinney, Jeff
Greg Heffley is in big trouble. School property has been damaged and Greg is the prime suspect. But, the crazy thing is, he's innocent. Or sort of. The authorities are closing in but, when a surprise blizzard hits, the Heffley family is trapped indoors. Greg knows that when the snow melts he's going to have to face the music, but he wonders if any punishment could be worse than being stuck inside with your family for the holidays.
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No book cover. 1169 : Diary of a wimpy kid: dog days by Kinney, Jeff
It's summer holidays, the weather is great and all the kids are having fun outside. Greg Heffley is inside his house, with the shades drawn, playing video games. But, Greg's mother has a different vision for an ideal summer, one packed with outdoor activities and family togetherness.
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Image currently unavailable 2320 : Diary of a wimpy kid: hard luck by Kinney, Jeff
Greg has been on a losing streak and he decides to take a leap of faith and leave all decisions to chance, rolling a dice to try and turn his luck around.
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No book cover. 89470 : Diary of a wimpy kid: Rodrick rules by Kinney, Jeff
As Greg Heffley enters the new school year, he is eager to put the past three months behind him, and one event in particular. Unfortunately, his older brother, Rodrick, knows all about the incident Greg wants to keep under wraps. But, secrets have a way of getting out, especially when a diary is involved.
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Image currently unavailable 6575 : Diary of a wimpy kid: the last straw by Kinney, Jeff
Greg Heffley will never change his wimpy ways. Somebody just needs to explain that to Greg's father. Frank Heffley thinks he can get his son to toughen up and he enlists Greg in organised sports and other manly endeavours. Greg is able to sidestep his father's efforts to change him but, when his dad threatens to send him to military academy, Greg realises he's to shape up or get shipped out.
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No book cover. 18957 : Diary of a wimpy kid: the third wheel by Kinney, Jeff
A Valentine's Day dance at Greg's middle school has turned his world upside down. As Greg scrambles to find a date, he's worried he'll be left out in the cold on the big night. His best friend, Rowley, doesn't have any prospects either, but that's a small consolation. An unexpected twist gives Greg a partner for the dance and leaves Rowley the odd man out. But, a lot can happen in one night, and, in the end, you never know who's going to be lucky in love.
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Image currently unavailable 29287 : Diary of a wimpy kid: the ugly truth by Kinney, Jeff
Although Greg is not a teenager quite yet, he feels as if he's hit his childhood expiration date and, when you're no longer a cute kid, nothing is as easy as it used to be.
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No book cover. 109687 : Discover the deep by Ramsden, Julie & Michael
We are all familiar with the top layer of the ocean but let's explore what the ocean is like far beneath the surface. Find out what secrets are hidden in the deep and what creatures lurk way down where the sun doesn't shine. Easy to access information includes unusual or amazing facts, photographs, charts and maps.
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Image currently unavailable 4951 : Dog squad by Costain, Meredith
For the dog squad, no job is too small, no mission too dangerous. Especially if there's cash involved. When they take on Operation Collect Big-time, things don't go to plan and they wonder if they have bitten off more than they can chew.
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Image currently unavailable 7036 : Double time by Clark, Sherryl & Perry, Ellyse
Ellyse is bursting with excitement. She's been invited to try out for a new youth soccer academy, along with her friends, Hu and Jamie. But, that's not the only thing. Cricket season has started again and there's both the school and club competitions to play. Ellyse is certain she can do it all. That is, until she finds herself in danger of disappointing everyone around her. But, Ellyse doesn't want to have to choose between cricket and soccer.
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Image currently unavailable 20711 : Dr Karl's big book of amazing animals by Kruszelnicki, Dr Karl
From creepy crawlies and the world under the water to the biggest, longest, loudest, sleepiest and stinkiest animals of all. Here are lots of facts to astonish, puzzle and perplex, codes to crack, things to draw and colour, odd ones out, and differences to spot,
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Image currently unavailable 98420 : Dragon blood pirates: dead man's whirlpool by Jerris, Dan & Walker, Rory (ill)
Al and Owen return to the Dragon Blood Islands to find clues to the sabre's magical words and find out more about their ancestors amongst the pirates. But when the boys run into Slitgut who forces them to walk the plank, they uncover more than they could have expected in their wildest dreams.
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Image currently unavailable 56816 : Dragon blood pirates: death diamond by Jerris, Dan & Walker, Rory (ill)
Al and Owen have suddenly found themselves trapped on a rocky outcrop in the middle of a rising sea in another place and another century. They have to work out how they got there and how to get home, and more importantly, how to survive pirates like Captain Gunner, Snotty Nell and the ghost of Vicious Victor.
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Image currently unavailable 34126 : Dragon blood pirates: doubloons and disaster by Jerris, Dan & Walker, Rory (ill)
Al and Owen are again back in the world of the pirates and Al is beginning to discover his connection with this earlier time. The boys use their wits to escape some terrifying dangers as they rescue cash-strapped pirates. But, they will need all their resources to escape the evil clutches of Captain Blacktooth.
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Image currently unavailable 79863 : Dragon blood pirates: graveyard diamonds by Jerris, Dan & Walker, Rory (ill)
Al finds Prince Alleric's diary in the sea trunk in his attic and discovers some intriguing connections to his family history. The kids return to the islands in pursuit of Al's ancestors' treasure, visit the plague city and discover the golden key that opens a door to a secret in Dragon Island's hidden city.
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Image currently unavailable 43377 : Dragon blood pirates: idols and ivory by Jerris, Dan & Walker, Rory (ill)
This time Al's little sister, Hal, joins them unwittingly and unwillingly on their adventure. But she turns out to be another clue in their connection with this adventurous time in history. Al and Owen rescue kidnapped baby elephants and Al's decoding skills prove very handy for locating secret treasure.
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Image currently unavailable 55887 : Dragon blood pirates: jewels and jolly rogers by Jerris, Dan & Walker, Rory (ill)
This time, Al and Owen escape to the time of the pirates without Al's annoying little sister. Perhaps it's just as well for they have to battle pirates and escape cannibals to get home, alive and uneaten.
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Image currently unavailable 79864 : Dragon blood pirates: power of the sabre by Jerris, Dan & Walker, Rory (ill)
In their final adventure in the Dragon Blood Islands, the boys find their way through the maze and into the underground city, home of the sorcerer's hidden room. Al finishes reading his grandfather's diary and discovers the word he and his friends have been seeking to empower his sabre.
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Image currently unavailable 82003 : Dragon blood pirates: power of the scabbard by Jerris, Dan & Walker, Rory (ill)
The Scabbard of Invincibility finally has its four black diamonds in place and this means its powers are back in action. When Al wears it, he is invincible. But, while Al, Owen and Snakeboot, the cat, are away, Gunner sails off with the sabre and scabbard, leaving the boys behind. His plan is to attack Blacktooth and regain Velvetfoot's treasure.
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Image currently unavailable 89338 : Dragon blood pirates: ransom by Jerris, Dan & Walker, Rory (ill)
The boys return to the Dragon Blood Islands with the key to the secret door. When the girls are taken hostage by Captain Slitgut, the boys come to their rescue. But, they must try to overturn Gunner's rumour that they duped his enemy pirates with a real sabre.
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Image currently unavailable 8987 : Dragon blood pirates: skulls and sabres by Jerris, Dan & Walker, Rory (ill)
Al and Owen are back with the pirates but, in this adventure, they are up against an even scarier enemy, ghosts, and they're still to meet the most terrifying pirate of them all.
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Image currently unavailable 70445 : Dragon blood pirates: slitgut and emerald eyes by Jerris, Dan & Walker, Rory (ill)
Al and Owen are even more intrigued by the Dragon Blood Islands after Al's dad casually reveals his own father's connections to them. Keen to find out more and uncover the secret words that empower the magical sabre, the boys head back to the islands.
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Image currently unavailable 73324 : Dragon blood pirates: the deathless pirate king by Jerris, Dan & Walker, Rory (ill)
Carrying the long-lost Dragon Blood Sabre and Scabbard of Invincibility, Al and Owen travel back to the Dragon Blood Islands. When they show them to Grandfather, he notices that the four black diamonds that once decorated the scabbard are gone. The gems are cursed and make their owner deathless.
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Image currently unavailable 98422 : Dragon blood pirates: the evil pearl by Jerris, Dan & Walker, Rory (ill)
Al, Owen and Hally are in search of more black diamonds for the Scabbard of Invincibility. However, when they travel to the Dragon Blood Islands, instead of landing on Captain Gunner's ship, the children land in the ocean.
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Image currently unavailable 58154 : Dragon blood pirates: the golden casket by Jerris, Dan & Walker, Rory (ill)
There are more black diamonds to be found for the Scabbard of Invincibility, so Al and Owen return to the Dragon Blood Islands to search for them. The shifty Stanley Spong informs Captain Gunner and the boys that there is treasure to be found and Blacktooth and Snotty Nell are already on their way to finding it.
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Image currently unavailable 61708 : Dragon blood pirates: the sorcerer's death mask by Jerris, Dan & Walker, Rory (ill)
Back in Alleric Castle, Al, Owen and Mahoot stumble upon a book called 'The History of the Sabre'. The book tells them about a sorcerer who was buried, in a crypt on Dragon Island, with a golden death mask set upon his face and all his treasure. Keen to find more treasure, Captain Gunner accompanies the boys to Dragon Island.
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Image currently unavailable 54151 : Dragon blood pirates: the zombie's treasure by Jerris, Dan & Walker, Rory (ill)
When Al and Owen travel to the Dragon Blood Islands, they land on a strange boat with only one man on board. It's Velvetfoot, the last of the deathless pirates and possessor of the fourth and final black diamond.
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Image currently unavailable 52219 : Dragon blood pirates: treasure and trouble by Jerris, Dan & Walker, Rory (ill)
Al and Owen with Al's little sister, Hally, are discovering more of Al's connection to the time of the pirates. An old diary and a mysterious brooch hold the secret to Prince Alleric's missing Dragon Blood Sabre. The modern day adventurers must work out the code and unleash the mystery of Sabre Island.
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Image currently unavailable 85219 : Dragon blood pirates: voodoo temple by Jerris, Dan & Walker, Rory (ill)
Armed with a copy of Princess Halimeda's treasure map, the boys and Gunner make their way to the infamous Voodoo Caves on Ruby Island, with Snotty Nell and Slitgut in hot pursuit. Find out if they make it to the abandoned city, across crocodile-infested waters and through trees hung with skulls.
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Image currently unavailable 5312 : Egghead by Scott, Clare
Paddy is excited when his teacher announces a week-long experiment. He imagines an awesome experiment with interesting potions and eruptions. Too bad the experiment is not what it's cracked up to be.
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Image currently unavailable 831 : Enemy, The by Cali, Davide & Bloch, Serge (ill)
There's a war on. We see something that could be a desert, in which there are two holes. In the holes are two soldiers. They are enemies.
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No book cover. 109688 : Eye see by Harris, David & Van Til, Meaghan
We take our sight for granted, but there's more to seeing than meets the eye. Find out how our eyes work and why they sometimes play tricks. Easy to access information includes unusual or amazing facts, photographs, charts and maps.
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Image currently unavailable 16165 : Falling angels by Thompson, Colin
Sally could fly before she could crawl, travelling across the world to visit beautiful remote areas. She longs to share this world with her grandmother.
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No book cover. 3534 : Famous by Lawrinson, Julia
Mrs Pavlich tries to convince Sophie that being famous isn't a job but Sophie and several other students don't think this is right. After all, they have seen plenty of people who are famous for doing nothing in particular. When Sophie gets a chance to go on her favourite TV game show, Mega Match, and gets close to winning, she has to make a choice.
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No book cover. 131043 : Famous structures by Savage, Andrea
Around the world and throughout time people have built the most amazing structures.
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Image currently unavailable 2711 : Flea thing, The by Falkner, Brian
Twelve year old Daniel, a student at Glenfield High School, wins a place in the New Zealand Warrior's rugby league team and becomes the youngest ever player in the history of the game. Daniel's secret will make him a media sensation but being a league superstar has its downside.
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Image currently unavailable 12116 : Follow that bus by Hutchins, Pat & Hutchins, Laurence (ill)
Two bank robbers find more than they bargained for when they encounter a group of school children visiting a farm.
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Image currently unavailable 64341 : Freaky by Whiting, Sue
When Jayden is sent to stay with relatives that he hardly knows, he thinks things can't get any worse. But he's wrong. They live in the country, in a town with no skate park. What's worse, they are cactus freaks with a yard full of spiky plants. Then, when Aunty Nina and Uncle Trev buy a new cactus, things get really freaky. The cactus seems to be coming alive.
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No book cover. 109689 : Giants of the sea by Patton, Geoff
The largest things in the ocean aren't sharks or whales, they're aircraft carriers and submarines. Marvel at what's on board these wonders of the sea. Easy to access information includes unusual or amazing facts, photographs, charts and maps.
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Image currently unavailable 28041 : Goal-getter by Hardcastle, Michael & Moulder, Bob (ill)
Eddie loves playing football but his coach is always criticising him and the rest of the team don't give him any support. What's worse, his older brother, Matthew, is the best player in the school. But, when Matthew falls ill, the team need a striker to step in at the last moment. At last, this is Eddie's chance to prove himself.
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No book cover. 134884 : Going batty by Deckert Tempany
Bats have always been linked with scary things but they may not be as scary as you think. Take a close look at the world of bats and you'll see that there's a lot more to these fascinating creatures.
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Image currently unavailable 83685 : Going for broke by McKinlay, Meg
Nathan Foley wants more than just a participation award, he wants to be in the book of world records. His hairbrain attempts to break a world record with his two, less than helpful friends, Ronnie and Weasel, are more likely to result in his death by misadventure than great recognition.
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No book cover. 109690 : Great escapes by Harris, David
Discover some exciting stories about great escapes that became great adventures. And, it's not only about humans who escape. Easy to access information includes unusual or amazing facts, photographs, charts and maps.
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Image currently unavailable 24305 : Great shave, The by Scott, Clare
Stix and his mates think it's a great idea to temporarily dye their hair green when they go to watch their favourite band, the Screaming Greenie Meanies. But, after the concert, the green will just not wash out. When school goes back and the principal insists the green hair has to go, Stix discovers there is something even worse than green hair.
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Image currently unavailable 9311 : Grommet saves the world by Moloney, James
Grommet is a thirteen year old troublemaker who gets a job as an undercover agent at a fun park trying to catch a saboteur. He survives a terrifying ordeal suspended upside down from a stopped rollercoaster, and other misadventures.
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No book cover. 121833 : Hanging out together by Bancks, Tristan
Dogs and humans have been friends for thousands of years. Take a look at why dogs and humans have such a special relationship.
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Image currently unavailable 79983 : Hate that cat by Creech, Sharon
Jack is pleased that Mrs Stretchberry is his teacher again this year. The only problem is she likes cats and he hates them. Or, at least, he does until he gets to know some kittens and reads some poetry about cats.
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Image currently unavailable 3955 : Haunted by Orman, Lorraine
When Georgia and her brother, Ned, are sent for a holiday on their relatives' farm, they are not happy. Ned makes friends with his cousin so Georgia explores the farm on her own, discovering an old homestead which she thinks will make a cool hideout. But, Georgia is not alone and is befriended by a mysterious girl, Lily, who is not what she seems. The children soon discover they are playing with fire.
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Image currently unavailable 57379 : Heart of magic by Matthews, Penny
Stacey wishes she could be more like her friend, Twyla. Twyla is confident, Stacey isn't. Twyla is daring, Stacey isn't. When a gypsy gives Stacey a gold heart pin, everything changes and Stacey starts behaving like the person she has always wanted to be.
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Image currently unavailable 2311 : Hero by Lean, Sarah
Leo dreams of being a hero. In his imagination, he is a fearless gladiator but he wants to be a hero in real life. When the boys at school dare him to do something he knows is wrong, Leo lets everybody down.
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Image currently unavailable 2040 : Horrible histories: Groovy Greeks, The by Deary, Terry & Brown, Martin (ill)
The hip and fabulous Greeks hung out over two thousand years ago. Meet horrible heroes, suffering slaves and foolish philosophers. Find out about the world's first flushing toilet and why dedicated doctors tasted their patients' ear wax.
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Image currently unavailable 33324 : Horse called Darling, A by Stephens, Delwyne
Penny has to cope with the saddest moment in her life, involving her pony, Manny. Everyone is willing her to come back and compete in the next event. Hopefully, a horse called Darling will encourage her.
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Image currently unavailable 486 : How to raise and keep a dragon by Topsell, John & Nigg, Joseph (ed)
All you need to know about choosing and raising your dragon. Detailed information on differing breeds, the advantages of one over another as a pet and valuable information on equipment and lifestyle changes that may be required.
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Image currently unavailable 504 : I hate sport by Storer, Prue
Karen hates sport. When her family gives her an ultimatum about playing sport, Karen gives it her best shot but there aren't many sports that value perfect, pink fingernails. Karen must find a sport or miss out.
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No book cover. 18522 : If the world were a village by Smith, David J & Armstrong, Shelagh (ill)
Full of interesting statistical information about the world's population as if the world was a village of one hundred people. Easy to comprehend and fascinating.
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Image currently unavailable 59415 : iHarry by Croasdale, Laurine
Having a father who designs the latest mobile phone technology is awesome, except Harry's mother won't allow him to have his own phone until high school next year. When his dad shows him the latest prototype, Harry cannot resist borrowing it to test. At first, its capabilities are astounding until the phone begins take on a life and personality of its own. Even Bozo, the school bully, cannot compete.
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Image currently unavailable 21272 : Imaginary, The by Harrold, A F & Gravett, Emily (ill)
Rudger is Amanda's best friend. He doesn't exist but nobody's perfect. Only Amanda can see her imaginary friend. That is, until the sinister Mr Bunting arrives at Amanda's door. Mr Bunting hunts imaginaries. Rumour says that he eats them. And, he's sniffed out Rudger. Soon, Rudger is alone and running for his imaginary life. A boy who isn't there will have trouble surviving without a friend to dream him up.
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No book cover. 55788 : In your dreams by Deckert, Tempany
For some period every day, we sleep. Find out why we need to sleep and why it's not a waste of time.
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No book cover. 1897 : Incredible powers of Montague Towers, The by Sunderland, Alan
Ageing superhero, the Cape of Justice, asks Montague's help to deal with his pursuers who are using cryptic messages. Over six days, Montague is endowed with a new super power each day - superpower, hypnotic power, invisibility, laser vision, flight and, finally, super speed. When Monty's nose twitches and he sneezes, the next superpower arrives. But, Monty doesn't time his sleuthing well, sometimes with disastrous results, as he searches for the evil Lord Bentwordle, who is trying to commit the crime of the century.
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No book cover. 25952 : It goes without saying by Schulz, Charles M
A tour through fifty years of the cartoon strips, Peanuts, revealing the philosophy of Charles M Schulz at its silent best. Actions speak louder than words in this feast of visual annecdotes and comments on life. Everyone can identify with, or knows someone just like, Charlie Brown, Lucy, Linus, Schroeder, Snoopy or Woodstock.
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No book cover. 89347 : It's a wild ride by Bancks, Tristan
Enter the world of amusement and theme parks and take the ride of your life on some amazing, truly scary roller coasters.
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No book cover. 43335 : It's about time by Harris, David
People have always been curious about time and this book provides answers to many of the questions. We discover how people became aware of time and the various ways they have devised to measure it, from the sundial to the atomic clock.
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Image currently unavailable 18603 : It's true: animals are electrifying by Wilkinson, Rick & Looby, Ric (ill)
A book full of wonders, from snakes that can fly to eggs that can talk, from eels discharging 500 volts to lizards spurting blood from their eyes. Lots of interesting facts and fascinating information about how animals adapt to their environment in bizarre and unexpected ways.
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Image currently unavailable 18586 : It's true: Burke & Wills forgot the frying pan by Gregg, David & Harvey, Roland (ill)
Quirky facts and incidents about the expeditions of early Australian explorers.
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Image currently unavailable 18322 : It's true: hauntings happen and ghosts get grumpy by Costain, Meredith & Smith, Craig (ill)
Fascinating collection of stories about ghosts, aliens, psychics and other unusual things.
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Image currently unavailable 503 : It's true: space turns you into spaghetti by Catchpole, Heather & Woods, Vanessa & McKenzie, Heath (ill)
Appealing, illustrated fact book on space exploration. Focuses on astronauts, habitable planets, gas giants and physics of space. Suggests simple experiments and activities.
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Image currently unavailable 18107 : It's true: you eat poison every day by Macinnis, Peter & Guthridge, Bettina (ill)
Facts and accounts about poisons used for cures but often killing people by accident.
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Image currently unavailable 18110 : It's true: your cat could be a spy by Bursztynski, Sue & Vane, Mitch (ill)
A fetching book about spies. It links good storytelling and factual information with humorous pictures.
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No book cover. 2739 : It's true: your hair grows 15 kilometres a year by Lawrenson, Diana & Hobbs, Leigh (ill)
This book is full of hair-raising facts about follicles, frizzy hair, hairy heads and baldness. Imagine sleeping on a horse hair mattress or dyeing your hair with leeches soaked in vinegar. Find out how a single strand of hair can show if you've been poisoned.
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Image currently unavailable 8456 : Jinxed by McDougall, Jill
When Jinx accidentally smashes her next door neighbour's python tank with a misplaced totem tennis ball and is expected to replace it, she needs to make some cash fast. No slow and steady job for Jinx, but all her get rich quick schemes are going awry.
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Image currently unavailable 742 : Josie and the Michael Street kids by Russon, Penni
When Josie moves house with her Mum, she is a million miles away from her best friend, the beach and everything. But, when Josie finds a secret treasure map, her world in Michael Street becomes exciting.
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Image currently unavailable 14818 : Journey from the centre of the earth by Carmody, Isobelle & McBride, Marc (ill)
The story of a duck that was left behind at the centre of the earth and his friendship with a strange mushroom creature. A deeply philosophical book that deals with the eternal question, why.
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Image currently unavailable 2447 : Just annoying by Griffiths, Andy & Denton, Terry (ill)
Nine short stories which provide an insane mixture of ways to be annoying and of things that are annoying.
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Image currently unavailable 46367 : Just Macbeth by Griffiths, Andy & Denton, Terry (ill)
When Andy, Danny and Lisa are transported, with the help of a little Wizz Fizz, to eleventh century Scotland, they realise it's more than just time travel. Everyone thinks they are characters from the Shakespeare play, Macbeth, and Andy discovers he is married to the most beautiful girl in the world. But, trouble arises when Andy kills his wife, his best friend and many kittens, puppies and ponies.
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Image currently unavailable 2562 : Just one wish by Rippin, Sally
Penny has moved to Australia from China and her English is very limited. She misses her friends and her cousin is determined to make her life miserable at their school. When Penny's grandmother gives her a magic Chinese pouch, Penny has just one wish to make things right.
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Image currently unavailable 4873 : Laugh your head off: Funny stories for all kinds of kids by Various & Innocent, Andrea (ill)
Nine short and funny stories by some of Australia's award-winning writers of humour. Some stories have a funny twist at the end, others are based around hilarious situations. But, all are very amusing and very enjoyable.
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Image currently unavailable 58837 : Lilli and her shadow by Dudgeon, Pat & Laura & Gibbs, Tracey (ill) & Morgan, Sally (ed)
Lilli's family is moving from the bush to the city and Lilli is sure she'll be horribly lonely. She'll miss the mangoes, she'll miss her cousins and, most of all, she'll miss her Nan. But, Nan sends a special friend south with Lilli, a secret Shadow to look after her. And, Lilli discovers life in the city isn't so bad after all.
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Image currently unavailable 2611 : Lily Quench and the black mountains by Prior, Natalie Jane
Lily Quench goes on a quest to save the endangered, blue lily.
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Image currently unavailable 2612 : Lily Quench and the dragon of Ashby by Prior, Natalie Jane
A family of dragon slayers, the Quenches of Ashby have always been a burning success...until the evil Black Count invades, and the family's fortunes go into a downward spiral.
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Image currently unavailable 15067 : Lily Quench and the hand of Manuelo by Prior, Natalie Jane
The Black Empire is crumbling and the miners are in revolt. Manuelo, a strange figure, is believed to be responsible. But when a stolen dragonet full of fleeing miners arrives in Ashby Water, Lily Quench has to decide whether Manuelo is friend or foe.
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Image currently unavailable 10084 : Lily Quench and the lighthouse of Skellig Mor by Prior, Natalie Jane
At the end of the earth is Skellig Lir, a dreamy, enchanted island that is inhabited by people with strange powers. To get there, Lily Quench and Queen Dragon must brave magic, storms and seas swarming with deadly sea dragons.
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Image currently unavailable 13205 : Lily Quench and the magicians' pyramid by Prior, Natalie Jane
Lily must save her friend Queen Dragon from the bloodthirsty clutches of the magicians, and she and Queen Dragon must find the secret locations of the Eyes in Time before the magicians find them and imprison them forever.
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Image currently unavailable 15066 : Lily Quench and the search for king dragon by Prior, Natalie Jane
Gordon the Black Count has finally returned to reclaim the Black Empire. With Queen Dragon and its Chief Quencher away, the fate of Ashby looks grim.
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No book cover. 132943 : Lily Quench and the secret of Manuelo by Prior, Natalie Jane
Something strange is happening in the Black Mountains. The Black Empire, now run by evil General Sark, is crumbling and its miners are in revolt. The revolution is rumoured to be led by a Robin Hood like figure, Manuelo, who has previously stolen some of the king's treasure. No one knows who's side he is on so Lily must journey to the Black mines to confront Manuelo.
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Image currently unavailable 10373 : Lily Quench and the treasure of Mote Ely by Prior, Natalie Jane
Kidnapped and taken back into the past to a crumbling castle in the middle of a creepy marsh, Lily Quench searches for the long lost treasure of Mote Ely, and a way back to her own time.
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Image currently unavailable 42446 : Listener, The by Laird, Elizabeth & Hazelwood, Pauline (ill)
When Gavin arrives at his grandmother's house, she is nowhere to be found. Thoughts of the football match he is missing and seeing his mates seem insignificant as he realises that he has to find her and soon. Heavy snow is falling and it is getting dark. A trail of footsteps in the snow provides a vital clue and help comes in an unexpected way.
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Image currently unavailable 13614 : Little Manfred by Morpurgo, Michael & Foreman, Michael (ill)
Charley and her brother, Alex, are walking their dog, Manfred, on the beach when they meet two old men staring out to sea. They meet by chance and discover how the men are involved in their mother's past and where the name for their dog really came from.
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Image currently unavailable 4455 : Lucky Thamu by Kickett-Tucker, Cheryl & Tucker, Jaylon & Gibbs, Tracey (ill)
These school holidays, Eli is going by himself to visit his much-loved Thamu (grandfather), who lives near the goldfields. They're going camping and prospecting, and Eli will listen to Thamu's stories and learn about country. But, when they camp to speck for gold, Eli seems more interested in chasing a white rabbit.
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No book cover. 16742 : Made for speed by Ramsden, Julie & Ramsden, Michael
Many people have risked their lives to break speed records on the ground, in the air and on the water. Meet some of them and find out how, and why, they did it. Easy to access information includes unusual or amazing facts, photographs, charts and maps.
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Image currently unavailable 22563 : Magic fair, The by Morgan, Sally & Gibbs, Tracey (ill)
The magic fair has a lot more than just fairy floss and fun rides, it has cakes that jump and pies that fly. Enter but beware. Kayla and her cousin, Phil, soon find out that not all the surprises are nice ones. When Phil is mean to Kayla, the fair takes matters into its own hands in a very unusual way.
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Image currently unavailable 6938 : Magic feet by Clark, Sherryl & Perry, Ellyse
Soccer season is here. Ellyse is desperate to pull on her boots and start dribbling and defending. But, her best friends, Charlie and Jazz, don't want to play soccer this year. Ellyse is disappointed but has an idea to get a girls team together at school. But, things don't go to plan at school or training. When Ellyse is targetted by one of her own Hawks teammates, it scares the girls from joining the school team. Ellyse must find a way to deal with the bully and convince her schoolmates to join soccer.
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No book cover. 62533 : Make 'em laugh by Bancks, Tristan
Take a look at jokes and comedians, and what makes people laugh.
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Image currently unavailable 16760 : Making Jamie normal by Pershall, Mary K
Alex will be the coolest Year 9 student with the weirdest sister in Year 7 if she can't make Jamie 'normal' before she goes to high school. Jamie doesn't realise how lucky she is getting all this great advice. Some coarse language used in context.
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Image currently unavailable 18564 : Mal rider, The by Flynn, Pat
Danny discovers girls or, rather, one special girl called Ella, and the joys of riding a malboard. Can he overcome the problems of surfing mates who only accept shortboards? He is new to town and needs a break on the waves and at school.
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Image currently unavailable 15742 : Martin Pebble by Sempe, Jean-Jacques
Martin is a little boy who blushes a lot and is happiest in the summer, when everyone else has a red face too. He sets out to find a reason for his strange affliction and finds a friend, Roddy Rackett, who keeps on sneezing even when he doesn't have a cold. The events of life are quaintly told.
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Image currently unavailable 8255 : Master, The by Havel, Geoff
Rick lives on a farm with his mum and his grandfather. They're a normal family except for one thing. Rick and his Grandpa are engaged in a constant battle of practical jokes, trying to outdo each other and claim the title of The Master. Grandpa thinks that his grandson has much to learn from him but Rick thinks otherwise and devises what he thinks is an unbeatable prank.
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Image currently unavailable 20436 : Matthew's goals by Hardcastle, Michael & Moulder, Bob (ill)
Matthew doesn't care about anything as much as football. What's more, he's the best player in the whole school. But his mother has banned him from playing and she doesn't seem to care if he misses the most important match of the season. The whole team are depending on him.
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Image currently unavailable 38689 : Meteorite kid, The by Faulkner, Carol
Morgan is so excited when she thinks she's taken the winning catch in her baseball final but the thing she catches is a strange, blue object. It makes her feel calm and happy but it has different effects on other people.
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Image currently unavailable 28763 : Mirror by Baker, Jeannie
This innovative picture book is two stories designed to be read simultaneously. We experience a day in the lives of two boys and their families - one from inner city Sydney, Australia and the other from a small, remote village in Morocco, North Africa.
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Image currently unavailable 6040 : Mobile phone detective, The by Moloney, James
Renton is visiting his dad in France and everything is brilliant until they stumble across a suspicious meeting by the beach. When his father disappears, it's up to Renton to save the day even though he doesn't speak French and can't drive. Luckily, Renton has his mobile phone.
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No book cover. 855 : Mortal combat: time's running out by Chatterton, Martin
Mort, a mere 10 000 year old boy is on a time-travel adventure and causing chaos as he hurtles through history in his Retro, from World War II to the time of dinosaurs, Vikings and Spanish galleons, having ignored the warnings of his cloned friend Oppy about the possibility of causing a catastrophic rift in time.
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Image currently unavailable 15430 : Mostly true story of Matthew and Trim by Golds, Cassandra & Axelsen, Stephen (ill)
Mostly true account of the tragic but inspiring life of Matthew Flinders and his cat, Trim. They relate their adventures, as they map and explore Australia, and their eventful return to England. Graphic novel.
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Image currently unavailable 50388 : Moving the goalposts by Childs, Rob & Rees, Gary (ill)
For Sam, playing football is easy. He's the star goalkeeper and a key member of the team. But, writing and schoolwork are another matter. When Sam is chosen to read his match report in front of the whole school, the prospect fills him with dread. Sam is dyslexic and not all his teachers or peers are understanding.
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No book cover. 8159 : Mr Bean's definitive and extremely marvellous guide to France by Driscol, Robin & Hease, Tony
Mr Bean gives advice on preparing for an overseas trip in the format of a scrapbook recording his trip to France. He provides advice on how to enjoy French food and art and even suggestions on how to mix important things together.
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No book cover. 109692 : Mummies by Patton, Geoff
Learn about the mummies of Ancient Egypt and where they came from. Find out how to make a mummy in 70 days. Easy to access information includes unusual or amazing facts, photographs, charts and maps.
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No book cover. 23911 : My brilliant body with the gross bits left in by MacDonald, Guy
This book tells you everything you need to know about your body from head to toe plus things you probably don't want to know. Find out about the inner workings of the human body in a very funny way.
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Image currently unavailable 14651 : My country by Mackellar, Dorothea & McLean, Andrew (ill)
The poem, My Country, is widely regarded as the universal statement of why Australians love their country. Stunning watercolour illustrations capture the diversity of the landscape and its colours.
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Image currently unavailable 51414 : My island home by Murray, Neil & children from Papunya & Galiwinku (ill) & Hudson Peter (ill)
Everyone who loves Australia can appreciate the beauty and diversity of our wonderful country, shown through Neil Murray's song lyrics and beautiful landscape illustrations by the school children of the Kintore and Galiwinku communities.
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Image currently unavailable 73786 : My mother's eyes: the story of a boy soldier by Wilson, Mark
William was only 16 years old when he enlisted for the First World War. Like many other under-age boys at the time, he was accepted into the Australian Imperial Force and sent to the battlefields of France. His letters home from the front reveal how, for the boy soldiers, the 'great adventure' became a tragedy.
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No book cover. 109693 : Mysteries by Van Til, Meaghan
Unlock some of the strangest mysteries in the world including the Egyptian pyramids, the lost city of Atlantis, aliens and lost treasure. Easy to access information includes unusual or amazing facts, photographs, charts and maps.
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Image currently unavailable 9248 : Mysteries of Harris Burdick, The by Van Allsburg, Chris
Fantasy black and white illustrations provide inspiration for readers to create stories of their own.
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No book cover. 109694 : Nature's look-alikes by Ramsden, Julie
Take a look at some pairs of animals that appear alike but are really very different. Find out how wasps differ from bees, and the difference between alligators and crocodiles. Easy to access information includes unusual or amazing facts, photographs, charts and maps.
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No book cover. 32951 : Nellie and the secret letter by Matthews, Penny & Masciullo, Lucia (ill)
It's 1849 and Nellie and her best friend, Mary, are starting new lives as kitchen maids in a grand Adelaide house. But Nellie's desire to live out her dreams soon leads to a battle with the spiteful cook, Bessie Rudge. Nellie must try to keep her temper and avoid being thrown out to beg on the streets. And she doesn't know why Mary is acting so strangely.
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Image currently unavailable 862 : Nellie's greatest wish by Matthews, Penny & Masciullo, Lucia (ill)
It's 1850 and Nellie is returning to Adelaide after searching for the Thompson family at the Burra. She's keen to get back to her best friend, Mary, who is ill in hospital. But she's in for a terrible shock. Even Nellie begins to feel that all is lost and that she might never achieve her dreams. Will her spirit be crushed, or can she turn her fate around?
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No book cover. 863 : Nellie's Quest by Matthews, Penny & Masciullo, Lucia (ill)
It's 1850 and Nellie's best friend, Mary, is gravely ill. To provide Mary with the care she needs, Nellie must break a promise and go on a quest to find the Thompson family. Nellie's not sure if they will be able to help. Then Nellie's problems compound when her own life is in danger.
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No book cover. 18699 : Nicholas and the chronoporter by Monkfish, Rowley
One of the many inventions of Nicholas is a belt that lets him travel through time. His teacher sees it as a way to gain world domination. They become locked in an hysterical, time-hopping battle that Nicholas has to win to save the world.
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Image currently unavailable 31025 : Oddball by Brian, Janeen
Sol still can't believe he told Aggo, the school bully and hand ball champion, that he was going to thrash him using hypnotism. Sol is sure that this moment of temporary insanity is going to lead to certain death. Sol wonders whether wit, wisdom or nothing will save him when he has to face Aggo.
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Image currently unavailable 10623 : Olive of Groves by Nannestad, Katrina & Masciullo, Lucia (ill)
Olive is excited to be going to boarding school but Mrs Groves' Boarding School for Naughty Boys, Talking Animals and Circus Performers is not what she expected. The headmistress is completely mad and Pig McKenzie, school bully and nasty swine, is determined to make Olive's life unbearable. But, Olive is clever and kind, and soon gains the loyalty of three rats, a short-sighted moose, a compulsive liar and a goose who faints at the sight of cherries. But, friendship and wits might not be enough against Pig's wicked plan.
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Image currently unavailable 25711 : Olive of Groves and the great slurp of time by Nannestad, Katrina & Masciullo, Lucia (ill)
Olive is gobsmacked. Basil Heffenhuffenheimer has just hiked out of the Black Forest in 1857 and into Mrs Groves' Boarding School for Naughty Boys, Talking Animals and Circus Performers. When he offers to take Olive into the past, she cannot resist a time-travelling adventure. But, when Olive and her friends return to the present with a hungry dinosaur, an Elizabethan pirate and a scissor-happy servant boy, strange and disturbing things start to happen at Groves.
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Image currently unavailable 39206 : Olive of Groves and the right royal romp by Nannestad, Katrina & Masciullio, Lucia (ill)
The Queen is coming to tea at Mrs Groves' Boarding School for Naughty Boys, Talking Animals and Circus Performers. Nothing could possibly spoil this right royal moment. Except for the return of scheming villain, Pig McKenzie, and the arrival of a strange, harsh woman. And, if the Queen's visit doesn't run smoothly, the Inspector has promised to close the school forever. As nothing ever runs smoothly at Groves, someone needs to take control. Someone who is clever and brave, with big, practical ideas and an even bigger heart.
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No book cover. 109685 : On safari by Savage, Andrea
Join the author for on a fabulous trip in the wilds of Kenya where you'll meet the king of the beasts and have an ostrich egg for breakfast. Easy to access information includes unusual or amazing facts, photographs, charts and maps.
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No book cover. 5971 : On the job by Patton, Geoff
There are thousands of jobs that people do to earn their living. Take a look at a few way-out ideas that might inspire you.
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Image currently unavailable 1367 : Once a shepherd by Millard, Glenda & Lesnie, Phil (ill)
Once there was a shepherd, a very special coat and hope. A family during World War I.
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Image currently unavailable 36204 : Other Christy, The by Phommavanh, Oliver
My name is Christy but nobody calls me that. In my class, there's another girl named Christie, who is popular and loud, and everyone likes her. I've become just the other Christy, the spare Christy. Just once, I'd like to be noticed and have a real friend. Someone I can bake treats for and who just gets me, and my weird, fussy Grandpa.
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Image currently unavailable 860 : Peacetime for Alice by Bell, Davina & Masciullo, Lucia (ill)
Alice's mother is sick and everyone fears she might have the dreaded Spanish Influenza. When the family celebrates Papa Sir's life and plants a tree at King's Park, Alice's brother Teddy makes a surprise announcement. But, an even bigger shock awaits Alice when someone from the past returns with the power to change her future and make her dreams come true.
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No book cover. 109691 : Pirates by Richardson, Christopher
Treasure, adventure, skull and crossbones, and MP3s. Jump on board and sail away with daring pirates from long ago to the present day. Easy to access information includes unusual or amazing facts, photographs, charts and maps.
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Image currently unavailable 37914 : Pocket rocket by Clark, Sherryl & Perry, Ellyse
All Ellyse wants to do is play sport. Cricket, soccer, touch footy, athletics, you name it. But, now that she's in high school, playing sport and having fun don't seem so simple. There's more homework and a mix-up with her electives has her stuck with debating. Then, her friends, Jazz and Charlie, don't invite her when they go rollerskating. To top it off, mean Ms Parkes won't let her on the school cricket team because she thinks Ellyse is too small.
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No book cover. 109703 : Poles apart by Patton, Geoff
Put on your snow shoes and meet some of the creatures, people and places from the coldest places on Earth, the North and South Poles. Find out about these icy lands where plants cannot grow and daylight can last for weeks on end.
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Image currently unavailable 6709 : Pow: meet the renewables by Trafford, Caren & Lance, Charlotte (ill)
A fun look at how renewable energy can help turn around climate change and all the positive ways you can help. The Renewables want to Power Our World and give everyone a bright, clean, energy-efficient, power-filled, pollution-free tomorrow.
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No book cover. 15446 : Prince of butterflies by Coville, Bruce & Clapp, John (ill)
A beautiful story about John Farrington, a boy who loved butterflies and grew into a man who saved them.
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Image currently unavailable 15528 : Punjabi pappadum, The by Newton, Robert
The legendary, mouthwatering Punjabi Pappadum is doing it tough against the flashy new Burger Barn. There's something sinister going on and it's down to best mates Veejay, Dexter and Travis to get to the bottom of it.
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Image currently unavailable 85212 : Queasy rider by Roy, James
Thicky convinces his mate, Noddy, to help him drag a wreck of a bike, they have discovered in the weeds, back to his place. With Shirley's uninvited help, they hatch a novel plan to make money for the three of them but it may backfire.
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Image currently unavailable 9322 : Rain May and Captain Daniel by Bateson, Catherine
Rain May and her mum escape their old inner-city life for a dream house in the country. There are more than a few surprises in store like discovering a platypus or the fun of befriending eleven year old, Captain Daniel, who lives next door.
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No book cover. 109695 : Ready, set, go by Gallagher, Brendan
Discover why humans make such good long-distance runners and how the body stores energy and uses muscles. Find out about the ypes of running races and some racing heroes.
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Image currently unavailable 2698 : Real thing, The by Falkner, Brian
Only three people in the entire world know the secret formula for Coca-Cola. So, when all three are kidnapped, the extaordinary abilities of Fizzer Boyd must be used to search for the missing recipe.
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No book cover. 40661 : Really nearly deadly canoe ride, The by Metzenthen, David
Shiny-boy Diamond and his mate, Pod, have been given an old Canadian canoe, the Wolverine. They decide to canoe from Sockby all the way down to the sea but didn't count on revolting rubbish traps, killer rapids, freaky whirlpools and a container ship ten storeys high.
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Image currently unavailable 499 : Really really epic mini-bike ride, The by Metzenthen, David
Pete 'Pod' Podlewski with the bad haircut and his mate, 'Shiny-Boy' Diamond from the wrong side of the tracks, ride their illegal mini-bikes to the end of the disused railway line in search of adventure and girls. Some strong language in context.
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Image currently unavailable 12393 : Really really high diving tower, The by Metzenthen, David
Shiny boy and Pod, spend a lot of time at the pool talking, dreaming, making funny remarks to each other about other people who use the pool and trying to impress girls. They often get into trouble with the pool boss for doing silly things.
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Image currently unavailable 66479 : Reflections of a solitary hamster by Desbordes, Astrid & Martin, Pauline (ill)
Meet Hamster, completely self-obsessed and passionate about waffles. Join him and his friends, kindly Mole, diffident Hedgehog, selflessly generous Snail and super-confident Rabbit as they prepare for a celebration, set to change everybody's lives. A deceptively simple book includes philosophical musings on life.
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Image currently unavailable 3646 : Revolting rhymes by Dahl, Roald
Quite gory but always funny, classic tales retold in a collection for those who love their fairy tales with a satirical, and worldly twist. Meet Cinderella, a young woman who wants to marry a nice, ordinary man and Goldilocks, the house-breaker.
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No book cover. 109696 : Robots by Ramsden, Julie & Michael
Find out how robots are changing our world and whether they will ever replace humans. Easy to access information includes unusual or amazing facts, photographs, charts and maps.
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No book cover. 15946 : Samsara dog by Manos, Helen & Vivas, Julie (ill)
Samsara Dog lived many lives. Some were long, while others lasted only a few days. Dog never remembered them. He lived each life as it came until he learned the most important lesson of all.
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Image currently unavailable 13000 : Save our sharks by Metzenthen, David & Smith, Craig (ill)
The Seaport Junior Sharks just can't win a game. Their coach is in trouble, their footy ground is unsafe due to lack of rain and the team needs more players. They are in danger of ceasing to exist but the Sharks never give up.
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Image currently unavailable 4256 : Secret Agent Derek Danger Dale: Case of animals behaving really, really badly, The by Bauer, Michael Gerard & Bauer, Joe (ill)
Wild animals are turning to a life of crime and it's all the work of evil Doctor Evil Mac Evilness. Secret Agent Derek Danger Dale must outwit a criminal mastermind, escape the clutches of the four most deadly creatures on the planet and save the world's biggest diamond.
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Image currently unavailable 30101 : Secret Agent Derek Danger Dale: Case of the really, really scary things, The by Bauer, Michael Gerard & Bauer, Joe (ill)
Once again, Secret Agent Derek Danger Dale faces the evil Doctor Evil Mac Evilness, whose new evil device uses people's own nightmares against them. Derek must overcome the world's greatest fears and the horrors of the Rooms of Getting Scarier.
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No book cover. 109686 : Secret world of mini-beasts, The by Ramsden, Julie & Ramsden, Michael
The world is full of creepy, crawly things but there's more to these critters than fangs and hairy legs. Open your eyes to the true wonders of the world of mini-beasts.
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No book cover. 68338 : Sharks - monsters or misunderstood by Ramsden, Julie
We all know that sharks can be dangerous but find out whether they are as bad as they seem.
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No book cover. 49475 : Snakes alive by Savage, Andrea
Snakes are fascinating creatures. Find out how they live, mate, move and eat. Take a look at the different types of snakes all over the world, and their bizarre and peculiar habits. Explore the slithery world of snakes.
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No book cover. 93669 : So you want to be an astronaut by Richardson, Christopher
Discover what it takes to be selected and trained for this special job. Maybe it will be you one day who soars into space.
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Image currently unavailable 1277 : Solid rock: sacred ground by Howard, Shane & Mutijulu, Kaltukatjara and Imanpu children (ill) & Hudson, Peter (ill)
This song was one of the first songs of its type to touch on the subject of Aboriginal rights in Australia. Beautiful illustrations by the school children from Mutujulu, near Uluru, Australia.
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No book cover. 34887 : Space stations: cities of the future by Bancks, Tristan
Imagine how your life would be if you lived on a space station. See how space stations are assembled and how astronauts work and relax on board.
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Image currently unavailable 5619 : Spaced out by Simons, Moya
Centuria, a planet full of new technology and fascinating inventions. A great place for Jesse to spend his two hundred and fifty space credits that he's brought with him from Earth. But, when he rescues a human-like robot boy, Jesse must go deep into the Farlands around the city to help Michael find his family. Jesse wonders if he will be able to get back to Earth.
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No book cover. 109697 : Special effects by Richardson, Christopher
Movies show us places and creatures that only exist in our wildest dreams. From terrifying monsters to galaxies far beyond the reaches of our own, come behind the scenes and discover the secrets of this movie magic.
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Image currently unavailable 66585 : Spiderlings and their families by Calabrisello, Antonio & Turner, Nadia (ill)
Spiderlings are baby spiders. This is a lavishly illustrated and factually accurate book about spiders and their families that is both fascinating and just a little bit creepy - in the nicest possible way.
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Image currently unavailable 375 : Spooner or later by Jennings, Paul & Greenwood, Ted & Denton, Terry
Picture puzzles and humorous drawings highlight this book of word games and spoonerisms.
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No book cover. 81330 : Spying game, The by Patton, Geoff
Pssst, find out what it takes to be a spy, about real spies and spy work.
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Image currently unavailable 7824 : Star jumps by Marwood, Lorraine
Ruby's family and the dairy farm are struggling through the drought. Life isn't easy, but Ruby is determined to do her own bit to help save her family and the farm.
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Image currently unavailable 2341 : Staring owl, The by Edwards, Luke
Owl began staring as soon as he was born. He makes people feel uneasy with his staring and begins to feel like a weirdo, so he sets out to find somewhere where he feels comfortable being a starer.
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Image currently unavailable 12413 : Stella by the sea by Starke, Ruth
Stella wants a private property that she can call her own, a cubbyhouse with an ocean view. A little advertisement in the newspaper changes her life.
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No book cover. 44093 : Stinky Ferret and the JJs by Lemon-Scott, Candice
Adrian hates ferrets. He thinks they're boring and ugly and stinky. So, when it's his turn to take home Ferret, the classroom pet, Adrian knows he's in for a bad weekend.
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No book cover. 70205 : Stormy weather by Ramsden, Julie & Ramsden, Michael
From tornadoes to hurricanes and raining frogs, find out what happens when the weather gets wild. Learn about storms, why they occur and their impact on our lives.
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No book cover. 13978 : Stuff happens: Cooper by D'Ath, Justin
Stuff happens sometimes. For Cooper, it happened on school camp. When his former-rugby-champion grandfather dies, Cooper has trouble dealing with it. To make matters worse, the funeral falls on the first day of the Year Five camp so Cooper misses out on the bus trip with his friends, doing abseiling, and sharing a cabin with his friends. When Cooper disobeys a kayak instructors' directions, he puts both his life and that of his paddle-buddy Lily Ng in serious danger.
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No book cover. 16865 : Stuff happens: Dale by Beck, Adrian
Stuff happens sometimes. Everyday stuff. At school, at home, with sport, with mates. For Dale, it happened during a school play when he decides to take revenge on Dan, the coolest kid in school. Dale intends to embarrass Dan during the finale of their school play.
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No book cover. 20324 : Stuff happens: Ethan by Phommavanh, Oliver
Stuff happens sometimes. For Ethan, it happened when he thought his best friend didn't like him anymore. Ethan is not just bookish, he's book-obsessed, and possibly the only boy with a mother begging him to put a book down so he can make friends.Ethan doesn't make friends easily so when he bonds with Trent over a dinosaur book, his world changes. But, when Trent discovers downball, Ethan thinks that he's lost his best and only friend.
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No book cover. 7953 : Stuff happens: Fadi by Gardner, Scot
Stuff happens sometimes. For Fadi, it happened when he got in trouble for tackling Jack at lunchtime. Fadi is big and strong, and hasn't quite grown into his body. He's a gun on the rugby field where his strength and size is an advantage but, off the field and out of home, he sometimes breaks things. With the help of his uncle and cousins, Fadi learns to put some grace in his movement and to develop some seriously cool dance moves.
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No book cover. 21246 : Stuff happens: Harry by McDiarmid, Alex
Stuff happens sometimes. For Harry it happened in art class. All Harry wants is to fly through school under the radar. He's decided that being good at something means attention and, in Harry's case, that attention is more than unwanted. During an excursion to an art gallery, Harry is really unenthusiastic and bored. That is, until he sees a certain painting.
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Image currently unavailable 1180 : Stuff happens: Jack by Wilson, Tony
Jack loves soccer. When a tagging game at recess goes horribly wrong, his dreams of training with his favourite soccer stars during their school visit turns out to be just that, dreams.
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No book cover. 19167 : Stuff happens: Lennie by Roy, James
Stuff happens sometimes. Everyday stuff, at school, at home, with sport and with mates. For Lennie, it happened when he argued with a teacher.
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No book cover. 16860 : Stuff happens: Luke by Valentine, James & Beck, Adrian (ill)
Stuff happens sometimes. Everyday stuff, at school, at home, with sport and with mates. For Luke, it happened on public speaking day.
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Image currently unavailable 1461 : Stuff happens: Michael by Gwynne, Phillip
Stuff happens sometimes, at school, at home. With Michael it happened with sport, when he thought he was letting his parents down.
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Image currently unavailable 1240 : Stuff happens: Ned by Daddo, Andrew
Ned has a new teacher, one who calls herself a monster, who will make him work like he's never worked before. An experiment with a hamburger leads Ned to trouble.
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Image currently unavailable 1165 : Stuff happens: Sean by Kostakis, Will
Sean is in Year Five at his new school. He doesn't play soccer and doesn't like his new friend copying his maths homework. When Sean forgets his hat and has to sit in the shade, he discovers that there are kids he likes at this new school.
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No book cover. 4556 : Stuff happens: Tom by Flynn, Pat
Stuff happens sometimes. For Tom Connors, it happened during a tennis match. Tom is a very good tennis player but he struggles to control his nerves in a match, particularly on his serve. His left arm seems to have a mind of its own. When he held match point against Zac in the club championship, only to serve a double fault and lose the match, Connor thinks about this loss all the time. His serve and game have got progressively worse ever since.
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Image currently unavailable 77350 : Sucked in by Parker, John
When Zainey, the brunt of class jokes, sells his prized bike to purchase a mysterious and magic eye, Dan decides to save Zainey from his own stupidity and this useless joke. The eye, however, is not joking. The eye is seriously after blood and it could be Zainey's or Dan's blood that it gets.
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No book cover. 28389 : Sun struck by Richardson, Christopher
The sun is the Earth's closest star. For centuries, the sun has been a source of mystery and wonder. Find out lots of information about the Sun and solar activity.
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Image currently unavailable 14677 : Super freak, The by Falkner, Brian
Jacob John Smith, a student at Glenfield High School, is tired of getting into trouble and being pushed around by the school bully. When Jacob discovers that he has a special power, he wonders whether to use the power to be a superhero or a supervillian.
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Image currently unavailable 27549 : Superhero street by Earle, Phil & Ogilvie, Sara (ill)
Michael Mouse lives in a very chaotic household, with younger brothers, a set of twins and a set of triplets. His father is a magician, struggling to keep the household afloat. Mouse sees himself as an aspiring super hero but, when his father suddenly leaves home, Mouse must do more to help around the house. Michael Mouse begins to think he'll never get his chance to be a superhero.
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No book cover. 67362 : Survival by Harris, David
We all hope that sinking ships, plane crashes, landmines, landslides and other terrible disasters never happens to us. Read about people who have lived to tell their tales.
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Image currently unavailable 9053 : Telling lies by Glensor, Tricia
Against the background of paranoia, fear and betrayal that is German-occupied France in 1942, a defiant French family decides to help Paul, a downed New Zealand airman. If they are to hide him, smuggle him to safety and survive, they must weave a web of lies.
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Image currently unavailable 37496 : The mermaid of Warsaw and other tales from Poland by Monte, Richard & Hess, Paul (ill)
Enchanting, wicked and often very funny, these eight folk tales from Poland have a timeless, universal appeal.
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No book cover. 60475 : There's no place like home by Harris, David
Some people live in unusual places, high on mountains, under the ground or in a floating city. For most people, there's no place like home.
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No book cover. 98586 : Three cheers for inventors by Williams, Marcia
Find out about some great inventors from hundreds of years ago through to the present time. Follow their successes and difficulties and decide who is your favourite inventor. Includes a wide range of inventions from steam engines to mobile phones.
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Image currently unavailable 4783 : Time hunters: Knight quest by Blake, Chris
On their second quest, Tom and Isis meet King Arthur's heroic knights. They must prove their bravery in a race to find a legendary golden sword.
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No book cover. 109702 : To the max by Ramsden, Julie & Ramsden, Michael
If football and hockey are not exciting enough for you, enter the world of extreme sports. There's no telling what people will do to get their thrills.
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Image currently unavailable 37151 : Toilet kid, The by Flynn, Pat & Jellett, Tom (ill)
Matt, also known as The Tuckshop Kid, is back. He's lost weight, he's healthier and he has a fabulous girlfriend, Kayla. It all seems great but then there's Kayla's catty girlfriend, Tash, and his old, best friend who isn't his friend at all any more. Matt gets talked into doing something terrible, spying on Kayla, and she finds out. But, Kayla has a terrible secret and maybe Matt is the one who can help her.
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Image currently unavailable 3219 : Took the children away by Roach, Archie & Hunter, Ruby (ill) & Hudson, Peter (ill)
From the lyrics of this iconic song a very special book has been created. Featuring the heart wrenching lyrics of Archie Roach and the classic artwork of his late wife Ruby Hunter, this book describes the anguish suffered by the Stolen Generation.
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Image currently unavailable 19121 : Toppling by Murphy, Sally & James, Rhian Nest (ill)
John is obsessed with dominoes, spending hours setting up lines until a small push causes them to fall as they should. When John's friend, Dominic, is diagnosed with cancer, John and his friends' worlds fall apart. They find ways to support Dom through his illness and gain understanding from an unlikely source.
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Image currently unavailable 743 : Trolley boys by Moloney, James
It's summer, it's hot and Brent is stuck collecting trolleys at his local shopping centre. When an attempt at the world-record trolley push ends in disaster and a priceless diamond goes missing, Brent's summer job starts to look a lot more exciting.
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No book cover. 120059 : True green kids: 100 things you can do to save the planet by McKay, Kim & Bonnin, Jenny
Set up a swap club with your friends, plant an edible garden, turn-off appliances, use both sides of the paper, cut-down on packaging organise or a rubbish-free day at school. True Green Kids is full of 100 fun, easy and practical things kids can do to become a green change agent at home, at school and in the community.
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Image currently unavailable 17741 : Twilight ghost, The by Thiele, Colin
Robby has moved from the city to a small town where there is a dilapidated house rumoured to have ghosts. If one of them is seen, disaster soon follows. Robby doesn't really believe until a couple of incidents shake his certainty.
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No book cover. 5812 : Tyger Tyger by Stanley, Elizabeth
The tigers living in the jungle are threatened by poachers. The monks take many of them in and become their devoted keepers, but how can they protect the tigers still in the jungle.
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No book cover. 1055 : Under the streets by Harris, David
If you've ever wondered what goes on below the streets of a major city, take a look under New York. Find out what really lives in the subway tunnels and where all the waste water ends up.
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Image currently unavailable 795 : Unfinished angel, The by Creech, Sharon
In the ancient, stone tower of the Casa Rosa, life for one angel has been the same for as long as s/he can remember. Until Zola arrives. For neighbours who have been long-time enemies, children who have been lost and villagers who have been sleepily living their lives, beware. Zola and the angel are about to collide.
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No book cover. 6546 : We are all born free: the universal declaration of human rights in pictures by Amnesty International (contr)
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.
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Image currently unavailable 112309 : Weather or not: it's a climate for change by Trafford, Caren & Wilsher, David (ill)
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.
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No book cover. 109699 : Weird and wacky festivals by Harris, David
People celebrate the strangest things. From cheese-rolling contests to cockroach races, discover the world of wacky festivals.
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Image currently unavailable 14687 : Welcome home by Booth, Christina
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.
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Image currently unavailable 15330 : Where does the poo go...when you flush by Trafford, Caren & Oakley, Jade (ill)
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.
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No book cover. 112050 : Who invented that by Harris, David & Thomson, Russell
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.
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No book cover. 112048 : Who's for dinner by Harris, David
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.
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Image currently unavailable 8494 : Why should I bother to keep fit by Meredith, Susan & Larkum, Adam (ill)
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.
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Image currently unavailable 6696 : Why shouldn't I eat junk food by Knighton, Kate & Larkum, Adam (ill)
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.
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Image currently unavailable 7689 : Wild one, The by Hartnett, Sonya
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.
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Image currently unavailable 4646 : Winning touch by Clark, Sherryl & Perry, Ellyse
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.
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Image currently unavailable 18453 : World-wide waste by Trafford, Caren
Through humour, environmental waste issues are discussed featuring simple, easily understood text and cartoon-style drawings.
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Image currently unavailable 476 : Wunambi the water snake by O'Brien, May L & Wyatt, Sue (ill)
When the children disturb old Wunambi, the giant water snake, there is big trouble ahead.
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No book cover. 40863 : You ate that by Richardson, Christopher
Have a taste of different styles of eating and some very unusual snacks such as a deep-fried tarantula, some nutritious pig guts or perhaps a serving of crocodile
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No book cover. 55794 : You live there by Ramsden, Julie
Animals, like people, live in many different kinds of houses. Find out about some of the more unusual animal homes, such as glowworms, clownfish and the trapdoor spider.
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