ID,Title,Author,Challenge Level,Year Published,ISBN,Annotation 2885,Pica,"Gardiner, Jeff",7~9,2016,9781783759286,"When mean, self centred bully Luke meets Guy, he just thinks he's another weirdo to hate, but soon enough Luke finds out that Guy is not quite what he first seems. To begin with, he catches wild snakes with his bare hands and seems to have a way with animals that is just too intriguing for Luke to ignore. But what Luke discovers is that becoming friends with Guy could change his life, and indeed himself, in ways he never would have previously dreamed. Usually read by students in Years 9, 10 or above." 2931,Stick dog tries to take the donuts,"Watson, Tom",5~6,2016,9780062457158,"Stick Dog and his team of strays are off on another outrageous canine caper. To snatch some breakfast treats for his hungry pals, Stick Dog will need to stop a moving truck, outfox a man on a telephone pole, and calm down a very caffeinated Karen. But that's not all. He'll also need to manage the greatest confrontation in history when his good friend Poo-Poo comes face-to-face with the ultimate enemy; a squirrel! With Stick Dog's smarts, daring, loyalty and patience he just might lead his buddies to the best breakfast ever." 3326,"Blue cat, The","Dubosarsky, Ursula",7~9,2017,9781760292294,"It is the 1940s and for Columba and Hilda the war seems a long way away until Ellery appears at their school, unable to speak any English. Curiosity spurs Columba's search for knowledge and understanding counterbalancing Hilda's unquestioning nationalism as the war edges ever closer to Australia's shores. The sudden appearance of the blue cat brings with it an aura of mystery and uncertainty culminating in a dramatic journey to Luna Park." 3484,Diary of a 6th grade ninja,"Emerson, Marcus & Lee, David (ill)",5~6,2017,9781760295554,"It's my first day at a new school and the only person I know is my cousin, Zoe (but she might be a little too cool for me). I was just another scrawny kid until a group of ninjas recruited me into their clan. It was a world of trouble I wasn't prepared for. This diary is a warning: the life of a ninja is dangerous, scary...and awesome. My name is Chase Cooper, and I'm a 6th grade ninja." 3488,Diary of a 6th grade ninja: Pirate invasion,"Emerson, Marcus & Lee, David (ill)",5~6,2017,9781760295561,"Continuing the havoc-meets-hilarious adventures of Chase Cooper, who is recruited by a secret society of ninjas at his new school. Being the leader of a ninja clan isn't easy - especially when half of my ninja clan quit. This week started with 'Talk Like a Pirate' day, and it looks like it's going to end with an all-out pirate invasion. The entire school is in danger, and I'm the only one who can save it. My name is Chase Cooper, and I'm a 6th grade ninja." 3495,Diary of a 6th grade ninja: Rise of the red ninjas,"Emerson, Marcus & Lee, David (ill)",5~6,2017,9781760295578,"It all started when some kid stole my book bag, and set off an avalanche of disaster that turned into the worst week of my life. I'm number one on the school's most-wanted list, and I've just found out about a rival ninja clan- the red ninjas. Things are looking bleak, but ninjas never quit...and neither do their enemies. My name is Chase Cooper, and I'm a 6th grade ninja." 3498,"Diary of a 6th grade ninja: Game of chase, A","Emerson, Marcus & Lee, David (ill)",5~6,2017,9781760295585,"Rival ninja clans, pirate overlords and now a sneaky evil genius - at my school, things don't stay quiet for long... The science fair is coming up, and things are going smoothly - until some supervillain starts stealing science projects and destroying them. Oh, and leaving me anonymous notes and trying to frame me. It's going to be a long week. My name is Chase Cooper, and I'm a 6th grade ninja." 3504,Diary of a 6th grade ninja: Terror at the talent show,"Emerson, Marcus & Lee, David (ill)",5~6,2017,9781760295592,"I've met Victor, the leader of the Scavengers, and let me tell you - he's not the forgiving type. The Scavengers are back and they're out to ruin my life (again!). Time is running out and I have to end this feud with the Scavengers once and for all...even if it means hanging up my ninja robes for good. My name is Chase Cooper, and I'm a 6th grade ninja." 3586,Frogkisser,"Nix, Garth",5~6,2017,9781760293512,"Anya and her older sister Morven are the Princesses of Trallonia. But life is not easy for the royal sisters, especially since their evil step-step-father Duke Rikard has arrived with plans of ruling the kingdom for himself. Worse still, he is a clever and powerful sorcerer whose latest spell has turned Morven's boyfriend Denholm into a frog! While Morven doesn't seem to even care about losing her friend, it's now up to Princess Anya, Ardent the talking royal dog and a magically transformed newt to save both Denholm and the Kingdom from the ambitions of the wicked Duke Rikard. Steeped in fairy tale lore, this book is a celebration of fantasy writing." 3642,Cogheart,"Bunzl, Peter",5~6,2016,9781474915007,"Lily's dad, the inventor, has gone missing. He may even be dead! But Lily doesn't believe it and her mechanical fox, Malkin, has heard whispers about a new invention her dad was working on before he vanished, that may hold the key finding him. But the mission to return Lily's father won't be easy or safe and just who are those creepy mirror-eyed men?" 3742,"Diamond horse, The","Gregg, Stacy",5~6,2016,9780008124397,"A priceless diamond necklace holds a secret- the stories of two different girls. Anna Orlov lives in a beautiful snowbound palace, home to a menagerie of wonderful animals: tigers, wolfhounds and horses, but also her cruel brother Ivan. So when Anna defies her father's wishes she has no idea of the dangers to come. Soon Anna, her tiger and her horse will be fighting for survival in the frozen wilds. Valentina is a circus performer with a very special horse and big dreams. A girl who sees beyond the bright lights of the big top. A horse with an incredible future..." 3762,"Twelve days of Dash & Lily, The","Cohn, Rachel & Levithan, David",7~9,2016,9781760293826,"Lily's family life is in turmoil. Her uncertainty regarding her developing relationship with Dash, concerns about her infirm grandfather, her brother's homosexuality and a possible move away from New York all combine, causing Lily to give up on Christmas, usually her favourite time of year. No matter how hard Dash tries their relationship seems to be disintegrating. With a crisis of confidence Lily sees only one course of action left to her." 3804,1917,"Gardiner, Kelly",7~9,2017,9781743622506,"The war in France rages in the skies, and support for the war in Australia turns cold. Alex flies high above the trenches of the Western Front, while a world away his sister Maggie finds herself in the midst of political upheaval. Somehow, both must find the courage to fight on." 3811,Charlotte and the rock,"Martin, Stephen.W. & Cotterill, Samantha (ill)",K~2,2017,9780143785309,"When Charlotte asked her parents for a pet, a rock wasn't exactly what she had in mind. But she loves her new pet anyway. If only he could love Charlotte back..." 3814,Brothers from a different mother,"Gwynne, Phillip & Crosby-Fairall, Marjorie (ill)",K~2,2017,9780670078486,"Tapir lives in the jungle. Pig lives in the village. But when they meet at the waterhole, they discover they are the same in so many ways. They might even be brothers from a different mother!" 3817,"Hilo: Boy who crashed to Earth, The","Winick, Judd",3~4,2015,9780141376929,"When a strange boy in silver underwear falls from the sky D.J. and his friends think it is pretty cool to have a new kid at school that can do crazy things, even if he can't remember anything about where he came from. But when evil robots start appearing to destroy the earth, this new boy could become the most important or the most dangerous friend the gang has ever had. A graphic novel." 3820,Digby and the yodelayhee...who?,"Price, Renee & Tortop, Anil (ill)",K~2,2017,9780992345754,"Yodelayhee! What could it be? Digby Fixit is perplexed, what or who is making that super-duper sound? Join Digby and his very-bestest friends, as they help solve the mystery of the noisy noise, with some toe-tapping fun along the way." 3840,"Book of Australian & New Zealand reptiles, The","Hope, Charles",3~4,2017,9781742034287,"This book is a photographic collection of Australian and New Zealand reptiles, along with a fact and information box. It covers species from all the major reptile groups, crocodiles and alligators, turtles and tortoises, snakes and lizards, and the tuataras. The quality and size of each photograph is very impressive, allowing the reader to marvel at the colour and detail of the reptiles. Many of the reptiles shown in this book are found nowhere else on earth, making it very unique." 3854,See you in the cosmos,"Cheng, Jack",7~9,2017,9780141365602,"Eleven-year-old Alex wants to launch his iPod into space, so that other life forms will know, from his audio recordings, what life on Earth is really like. With a troubled home life and lots of questions about family and the meaning of life, Alex sets out on a remarkable road trip to find the answers he is searching for. From Colorado to New Mexico, Las Vegas to LA, Alex meets a host of new friends who help him answer the big questions. Questions like who is out there, where do I come from, and how can I be brave. Life for Alex will never be the same." 3889,Henry and the yeti,"Ayto, Russell",K~2,2017,9781408876619,"Henry loves Yetis. Yes, yetis. The problem is nobody knows if yetis actually exist. Henry, however, is sure they do exist, and he is going on an expedition to find one. But will he remember to bring back some evidence?" 3905,Nowhere near you,"Thomas, Leah",7~9,2017,9781408885376,"Ollie causes massive power outages when he comes into contact with electricity. Moritz has an electric heart that keeps him alive. They are best friends, though they can never meet. But no matter how far apart these pen pals are, their letters keep them close. As Ollie and Moritz start to brave the outside world, they meet other teenagers living lives almost as unusual as their own. But before they can feel any real sense of belonging, a new danger threatens to destroy all the progress they've made. Can these teens find their place in a world that might never understand them?" 3939,"Littlest Bigfoot, The","Weiner, Jennifer",7~9,2016,9781481470742,"How would it feel to find out that there was another world out there, a world beneath the world, hidden away like the secret caramel centre of a chocolate or a pearl tucked in an oyster's shell? A world where Alice could be accepted, even loved? To know that the world existed, but that she could never go there, that the doors would always be locked against her...Millie didn't want to think about it." 3947,Frankie Fish and the Sonic Suitcase,"Helliar, Peter & Vamos, Lesley (ill)",5~6,2017,9781760128494,"What do you do when your cranky-pants grandad builds a time machine and accidentally deleted the whole family? If you're Frankie Fish, you race against the clock to fix it! Twelve-year-old prankster Frankie must team up with his grumpy grandad to save the family after the old man accidentally stops himself from marrying Nanna- and wipes out the whole family. It's all down to Frankie and Grandad to put the past back together again. But can a young prankster and an old crank ever get along? And will Grandad's wonky time machine ever get them home?" 3974,Counting on you,"Fenton, Corinne & Cowcher, Robin (ill)",K~2,2016,9781760403898,On race-with-the-wind days or sometimes-I-forget days....I'm counting on you. 3986,"1,2, pirate stew","Howarth, Kylie",K~2,2017,9781760403201,"1, 2 round up the crew! 3, 4 now grab an oar! Take one large cardboard box, two imaginative kids and a splash of pirate pets and you have a recipe for adventure." 3994,Duck gets a job,"Ross, Sonny",3~4,2016,9781760405359,"My name is Duck and I would like a job. My friends work in the city and never stop talking about it. So, any job please. Yours sincerely, Duck." 3995,Baby band,"Jackson Hill, Diane & Poli, Giuseppe (ill)",K~2,2017,9781925059779,"On a normal day, a baby creates mayhem in an apartment block. Look how he transforms an apartment block into a vibrant community." 3996,I love you,"Mao, Xiao & Yun, Tang (ill)",K~2,2017,9781925059762,Little Badger's teacher shares her favourite words with the class. At the end of the day Little Badger goes home to practise saying three special words- I love you. 3998,"Fox and the Wild, The","McFarland, Clive",K~2,2016,9781760405274,"Fred is a fox who was born in the city. It's smoky in the city, and noisy. One day, Fred hears about a place called the Wild. None of the other city animals think it exists, but Fred sets off to hunt for it. What is he going to find?" 3999,Rain,"Usher, Sam",K~2,2016,9781760405243,"It's pelting down and one little boy can't wait to get outside. His grandad has other ideas...but when at last they leave the house, an amazing adventure awaits." 4006,Wombat warriors,"Wheeler, Samantha",5~6,2017,9780702259586,"When Mouse's parents head away to Ireland she is packed off to spend the winter in South Australia with her Aunt Evie. But what Mouse thought was going to be a dull winter turns into an adventure she never expected. When Mouse makes friends with the local wombats she couldn't be happier but as she learns more about her new surroundings she finds out that others don't feel as kindly towards the cuddly wombats as she does. Desperate to save the wombats from farmers whose fences the wombats destroy, Mouse begins a journey that will change not only her life but the lives of people and wombats everywhere." 4022,Mama and Hug,"Darlison, Aleesah & Charlton, Heather (ill)",K~2,2016,9780987505460,"When Hug first climbs out of his mother's pouch it is spring deep in the Australian bush. The trees are in blossom and new green growth is everywhere. As Hug grows, the season changes to the sharp dry crackle of summer. One day danger comes to the bush and Mama must flee to protect her baby, Hug." 4032,Take Ted instead,"Webb, Cassandra & Francey, Amanda (ill)",K~2,2016,9781925059533,It's bedtime for one tired little boy. But why should he go to bed when everyone else in the house is still awake? He has a plan to keep himself wide awake... 4042,Hotaka: a novel,"Heffernan, John",7~9,2017,9781760113766,"When the tsunami strikes the Japanese coastal town of Omori-wan, the effects are utterly devastating. Three years later, much of what happened on that day is still a mystery and Hotaka finds himself increasingly haunted by memories of his best friend, Takeshi. When strong-willed Sakura initiates a controversial anti-seawall movement, there is danger at every turn for Hotaka and his friends. As the town and its people struggle to rebuild their lives, can Hotaka help Omori-wan look to the future- and can he let go of his past? A powerful and moving story about one boy caught up in the Japanese earthquake and tsunami of 2011." 4044,My friend Tertius,"Fenton, Corinne & Swan, Owen (ill)",3~4,2017,9781760113827,"This is the true story of two lives brought together by chance. Arthur Cooper, working in intelligence for the British Government in pre-war Hong Kong, rescues a small gibbon and names him Tertius. Together they escape to a safe place - but is it for always?" 4045,Bird and Bear,"James, Ann",K~2,2013,9781743465547,"Bird and Bear are the best of friends. When Bird and Bear go on a birthday picnic, they discover something surprising that will change how they see the world forever..." 4059,Captain Jimmy Cook discovers X marks the spot,"Temple, Jol & Temple, Kate & Foye, Jon (ill)",3~4,2017,9781760291945,"Captain Jimmy Cook knows even the greatest explorers have problems. To start with, everyone in the school wants to help with the Secret Dinosaur Dig, so it's just a matter of time before Ms Fennel puts a stop to everything. And also, a large smelly cat is sitting in the dinosaur hole. But Jimmy has found a map of the school with a great big giant X on it. And everyone knows what that means- treasure! Is Captain Jimmy Cook about to make the discovery of a lifetime (again)?" 4063,Henrietta and the perfect night,"Murray, Martine",3~4,2017,9781760290245,"Five year old Henrietta is full of questions, sometimes confident and assertive, sometimes not quite as much. With a new baby about to join the family Henrietta is worried about being a good big sister. When the time comes it is not at all as she expected. Starting school is also not as easy as she thought, but throughout Henrietta's positive go-getter spirit shines through." 4066,"Naughty naughty baddies, The","Sperring, Mark & Tazzyman, David (ill)",K~2,2017,9781408849736,"The Naughty Naughty Baddies like nothing more than being wickedly wicked, awfully awful and diabolically dreadful. But will their latest naughty plan land them into a right spot of bother?" 4098,May Tang: A new Australian,"Beikoff, Katrina",5~6,2017,9781742990743,"Born in the year of the snake, May Tang is a dreamer who will never be sensible and obedient like her elder sister Jie Jie or clever like her brother Peter. Her parents are worried by rumoured events in China, and May finds herself on her way to a new life in Sydney. It is so different that May wonders if she will ever be able to love her new country." 4106,Eddie Frogbert,"deGennaro, Sue",K~2,2017,9781760276782,Eddie Frogbert is not the biggest or the bravest frog in the pond. Eddie leaves the hippity hop to the other frogs. Until the diving competition arrives.... 4108,One keen koala,"Wild, Margaret & Whatley, Bruce (ill)",K~2,2017,9781743629291,One keen koala and all of the animal friends are ready for school! Count along in this beautiful introduction to the fun of school. 4132,Stepping stones: A refugee family's journey,"Ruurs, Margariet & Badr, Nizar Ali (ill)",3~4,2016,9780702259739,"War is coming closer to Rama's village in Syria. Her family have stayed, not wanting to leave but now there's not enough food and the bombs are falling near their village. The family make the decision to leave but now they are faced with the dangers of travelling to a new country." 4142,"Great zoo hullabaloo, The","Carthew, Mark & Tortop, Anil (ill)",K~2,2017,9781925059786,"When Jess and Jack opened the gates to the zoo, it was strangely deserted. Nobody said boo! Can Jess and Jack discover the mystery of the missing animals?" 4147,"Brown dog, The","Inverarity, Gina & Holfeld, Greg (ill)",3~4,2017,9781921504747,"The brown dog often visits Henry on rainy, grey afternoons. Usually he doesn't hang around for long. But this time the brown dog decides to stay, and Henry needs to find a way to make him leave." 4158,"Anzac tree, The","Booth, Christina",3~4,2017,9781760154226,"In 1916, two brothers planted two trees on their farm. They then headed far away to France to fight in the Great War. The Anzac tree tells the story of a century of Australian generations who went to war, and the story of those who were left behind." 4176,Killswitch,"Adams, Michael",7~9,2017,9781743628041,"A city in chaos. Seven in a desperate battle for survival. Billions across the world on the brink of apocalypse. The DARE Seven face danger from all sides: violent criminals are hunting them down, trigger-happy police suspect them of murder and The Signmaker keeps changing the rules of the game. As the clock keeps ticking towards the Fourth Sign, can Zander, Yasmin, Dylan, Andy, Isabel, Mila and JJ reach the next target and prevent the deadliest attack yet? Or will they fall victim as The Signmaker becomes ever more ruthless? If you could be a hero, would you DARE? Seven Signs. Four days left to save the world..." 4189,My Australian story: Our race for reconciliation,"Heiss, Anita",5~6,2017,9781760276119,"It's 2000 and the Olympics are going to be held in Australia. In a year of surprises, enthusiastic runner Mel finds out that her hero Cathy Freeman is coming to talk at her school, and her family is heading to Sydney! It becomes an unforgettable journey to Corroboree 2000, bringing together all Australians as they march and sing to celebrate Australia's Indigenous heritage, and to acknowledge past wrongs." 4199,"Darkest dark, The","Hadfield, Chris & Fan Brothers (ill)",3~4,2016,9781509824090,"Chris love rockets and planets and pretending he's an astronaut in Space. Only one problem- at night, Chris is afraid of the dark. But when he watches the ground breaking Apollo 11 Moon Landing on TV it inspires him to follow his dreams and explore the darkest dark. Inspired by the childhood of real-life astronaut, Commander Chris Hadfield." 4202,My meerkat mum,"Paul, Ruth",K~2,2017,9781775434894,"Up. Down. Dig. Play. Meerkat Mum leads the way. Snuggle up, little pup, join them in a meerkat day!" 4203,All too much,"Cotterill, Jo",7~9,2017,9781472934079,"Samira wants to do well, her parents want her to do well, her teachers want her to do well, but the pressure is starting to tell. Can her friends rescue her when it all gets too much? Usually read by students in Years 9, 10 or above." 4205,Stage Fright,"Cotterill, Jo",7~9,2017,9781472934130,"Alice's parents are having problems and she has the lead in the school play. Can her friends help her to get over her stage fright? Usually read by students in Years 9, 10 or above." 4226,We're all wonders,"Palacio, R.J",K~2,2017,9780141386416,"I know I can't change the way I look. But maybe, just maybe, people can change the way they see... Auggie knows he's no ordinary kid. He does plenty of ordinary things. He feels ordinary. He just doesn't look ordinary. But it is not just Auggie who's different, and everyone is a wonder- if only they could see it." 4230,Heads and tails,"Canty, John",K~2,2017,9780994289575,You can only see my tail. What animal am I? 4253,History mysteries: Lasseter's gold,"Greenwood, Mark",3~4,2017,9780143309321,"A young, out of work seventeen year old Queenslander rides out into the centre of Australia on horseback to find adventure. He returns with meal bags of rubies and fantastical tale of an Australian gold reef bigger than any ever seen. This is the story of Harold Lasseter and the financed exploration party who returned over thirty years later and what they found." 4254,Vet cadets: Welcome to Willowvale,"Johnson, Rebecca",5~6,2017,9780143782711,"To be accepted into the select vet cadet program at Willowvale Girls Grammar is both exciting and challenging. Roommates Abbey, Hannah and Talika have come from entirely different backgrounds, Abbey from an outback cattle station, Hannah from a local well-off show jumping family and Talika from an affluent Indian family. Very quickly, however, these differences disappear as the three become inseparable in helping each other cope with their insecurities, family pressures and school work, all the while combining to solve the problem of a predator attacking the school's sheep flock, and best of all riding their horses every day." 4268,Coding for beginners using Python,"Stowell, Louie & Devolle, John (ill)",5~6,2017,9781409599340,"Coding for Beginners using Python incorporates the language, font and layout used in computer coding. It is a step-by-step instructional guide for getting started in the world of coding, and for creating games, drawings and more. This guide includes a helpful glossary, which is fantastic to explain some of the uncommon words used in coding. It also includes guides, and extra help and downloads that are available through the online links provided." 4269,Amazing Australians in their flying machines,"Mason, Prue & Mason, Kerry & Jellet, Tom (ill)",3~4,2017,9781922244635,"Amazing Australians in Their Flying Machines tells the stories of ten brave Australians who changed the face of aviation forever. These include Charles Kingsford Smith, John Flynn and Nancy Bird- the youngest licensed woman pilot. Up until these pioneers changed aviation in Australia, it could take days, weeks, or months, for everyday Australians to get to their destination in the early 20th Century." 4270,"Usborne big book of animals, The","Fabiano, Fiorin & Maskell, Hazel (ill)",K~2,2017,9781474928953,"The Big Book of Animals contains 14 impressive giant fold out pages. From the mighty elephant to the amazing colossal squid, some of the worlds tallest, longest, and heaviest animals will be revealed, as well as the biggest animal that has ever lived. Each animal contains a physical description and dimensions, some of which will leave the reader in awe." 4273,"Usborne big book of bugs, The","Bone, Emily & Fiorin, Fabiano (ill)",K~2,2017,9781474928960,"The Big Book of Bugs contains some very impressive colour illustrations of gigantic bugs and insects, along with some information about each one. From an amazing stick insect longer than your arm, to gigantic spiders as big as a dinner plate, open the huge fold-out pages to discover how big some of the biggest bugs in the world really are." 4278,Wolfie: An unlikely hero,"Abela, Deborah & Brecon, Connah (ill)",K~2,2017,9780143781509,"Dear Readers, fairy tales are nonsense. They're full of wolves pestering pigs and picking on sweet little girls in red hoods. But I would never do those things. I knit! I bake blueberry pie! You want to know what I really want to do? I want to rescue a princess! And if I can't? I quit! Yours sincerely, Wolfie." 4281,Sunk,"Biddulph, Rob",K~2,2017,9780008207397,A pirate hat. A sunny day. For Penguin Blue a game to play. So climb aboard your ship and let's set sail! 4284,Egg,"Henkes, Kevin",K~2,2017,9780062408723,Four eggs. One big surprise! 4289,Rock pool secrets,"Oliver, Narelle",3~4,2017,9781922179357,"Nestling between rocks, hiding in the seaweed, lift the flap and discover many rock pool secrets." 4290,Glitch,"Worthington, Michelle & Plant, Andrew (ill)",K~2,2017,9781925272710,"Glitch spends his life searching through mountains of mouldy mess at the dump. He wants to make the fastest billycart ever! This year, he will be competing in the Big Race! But will his twitch stop him from winning?" 4292,Great goal marvellous Mark,"Germein, Katrina & Dawson, Janine (ill)",K~2,2017,9781925272673,Get ready for a great game of footy. There's plenty of action and masses of mud. Who will kick the first goal? Who will take the best mark? And will the yellow team win? 4321,"Giants, trolls, witches, beasts: Ten tales from deep, dark woods","Phillips, Craig",5~6,2017,9781760113261,"Some fairy tales are about fairies, others are about unicorns, but there's none of those in this book. This beautifully illustrated graphic novel brings together fairy tales of the darker, scarier kind from all corners of the world. Full of monsters, trolls and witches these retellings will enchant those new to the tales and delight returning readers with its full colour pages and lively re-crafting of these classic stories." 4322,Bear Grylls adventures: The blizzard challenge,"Grylls, Bear & McCann, Emma (ill)",3~4,2017,9781786960122,"Olly is not having fun at camp. His rucksack is trying to kill him and building a shelter gives him splinters. But that night a mysterious compass transports him onto a glacier, where Bear Grylls, his guide, is waiting. The only way home is to trek across frozen lakes and through deep snow drifts, and Bear can see there's a blizzard coming." 4326,Bear Grylls adventures: The desert challenge,"Grylls, Bear & McCann, Emma (ill)",3~4,2017,9781786960139,"Sophie loves camp, except for all the creepy crawlies. Getting trapped in the tent with a daddy long legs is terrifying, and spiders make her scream. It's so embarrassing. But then a mysterious compass transports her to a fiercely hot desert, where Bear Grylls, her guide is waiting. The sun is beating down, and together they must trek to find water and overcome the dangers lurking in the dunes." 4340,Shallow in the deep end,"Tiwi College Alalinguwi Jarrakarlinga & Thomas, Jared",3~4,2017,9781742762692,"When a young girl on the Tiwi Islands asks her parents for a dog, the last thing she expects is a pet buffalo! This page-turner tells the story of an unlikely friendship between a dog and a water buffalo and all of the trouble they get themselves into." 4346,Hot dog: Party time,"Do, Anh & McGuiness, Dan (ill)",3~4,2017,9781760279011,"It's Kev's birthday, so Hotdog and Lizzie are throwing him a surprise party! There'll be cake, games and magic tricks! But will a rude rooster and a cranky donkey ruin the day?" 4361,"Ballerina dreams: true story, A","DePrince, Michaela & DePrince, Elaine & Okstad, Ella (ill)",3~4,2017,9780571329731,Do you want to be a ballerina when you grow up? This story of determination and big dreams reminds us that we can all achieve the things we set our mind to. 4369,My life as a hashtag,"Williams, Gabrielle",7~9,2017,9781760113681,"What's a girl to do when her parents have split up; her dad has a new girlfriend, her mum is internet dating and one of her best friends has decided not to invite her to the biggest party of the year (which she then has to watch the party unfold on everyone's else's social media!). If you're a girl called MC, you get mad as hell, that's what you do. But what begins as one girl's private no-holds-barred rant soon snowballs in the most public way possible. Usually read by students in Years 9, 10 or above." 4410,Keeper of the crystals: Eve and the Griffin's Gold,"Black, Jess & Hulme, Celeste (ill)",3~4,2017,9781925059830,"Eve knows that the life of a crystal keeper is filled with danger, but this time it's close to home. When Eve's grandmother and her best friends Oscar visit Eve at home, a griffin calls for their urgent help. In Dracburn, the griffins are terrorised by greedy one-eyed men who will do anything for gold. Can Eve and Oscar- and Eve's kindred animal, the dragon Ingvar- stop the one-eyed army before life on Dracburn is wiped forever?" 4431,Good night stories for rebel girls,"Favilli, Elena & Cavallo, Francesca",7~9,2017,9780141986005,"Good night stories for rebel girls reinvents fairy tales, inspiring children with the stories of 100 heroic women from Elizabeth I to Serena Williams." 4437,Ava's spectacular spectacles,"Rex, Alice & Perrini, Angela (ill)",K~2,2017,9781925059984,Ava hates wearing her new glasses. But what if Little Red Riding Hood had just put on a pair of glasses? Or Little Bo-Peep? Or poor old Humpty Dumpty? Maybe Ava will see how spectacular her spectacles are after all. 4438,Rose's red boots,"Finn, Maura & Eramus, Karen (ill)",K~2,2017,9780957988446,"One bright morning, Rose and her cheeky companion, Banjo, head off to fly their kite. The little red boots went marching, marching, marching. The little red boots went marching, merrily on their way." 4441,Moo and Moo and Little Calf too,"Millton, Jane & Hinde, Deborah (ill)",K~2,2017,9781877505928,"It's the middle of the night, and the big super moon is high in the sky. All the cows are fast asleep, until...the earth begins to shake and quake! Uh-oh! This is the true story of the famous Kaikoura cows and their remarkable adventure." 4444,Storm whale,"Brennan, Sarah & Tanner, Jane (ill)",3~4,2017,9781760293642,Bleak was the day and the wind whipped down. When I and my sisters walked into town. So begins the story of three sisters who find a whale stranded on a windswept beach and try to save it. 4449,Do not lick this book,"Ben-Barak, Idan & Frost, Julian",3~4,2017,9781760293055,"Min is microbe. She is small. Very small. In fact so small that you'd need to look through a microscope to see her. Or you can simply open this book and take Min on an adventure to amazing places she's never seen before- like the icy glaciers of your tooth or the twisted, tangled jungle that is your shirt. The perfect book for anyone who wants to take a closer look at the world." 4456,Pippa's island: The beach shack cafe,"Murrell, Belinda",5~6,2017,9780143783671,"Pippa has just arrived at a new school, in a new town, and even living on a gorgeous island isn't cheering her up. Her arrival cause ripples at Kira Cove Primary School- but she soon starts to make friends with eco-warrior Meg, boho-chick Charlie, and fashionista and cupcake baker Cici. Pippa's mum plans to buy a rustic old boatshed and start a bookshop cafe. Pippa worries they'll use all their money in this madcap venture- until her new friends come to the rescue to help get the grand opening back on track." 4460,Bessie's war,"Bell, Krista & Elliot, Belinda (ill)",3~4,2017,9781922081667,Bessie is cross. Everyone else seems to have a role to play in the war effort and she wants to help too. But what can a young girl in Australia do to help the soldiers all the way over in Europe? 4473,Mrs White and the red desert,"Boyle, Josie & Prewett, Maggie (ill)",K~2,2017,9781925360578,Mrs White was in the higgledy-piggledy garden. Suddenly billowing over the hill came a big red sand storm. 4479,Nanna's button tin,"Wolfer, Dianne & Potter, Heather (ill)",K~2,2017,9781922077677,"Nanna's button tin is very special. It has buttons of all shapes and sizes and they all have a different story to tell. But today, one button in particular is needed. A button for Teddy." 4481,"Ambulance, ambulance","Sutton, Sally & Lovelock, Brian (ill)",K~2,2017,9781925126303,"Bleep, bleep. Emergency! News just through: crash, crash, there's been a crash. Let's go, crew!" 4483,Double take: A new look at opposites,"Hood, Susan & Fleck, Jay (ill)",K~2,2017,9781406377293,"Think opposites are a piece of cake? Time for a double take! Who knows what's big unless there's small? Does short mean a thing except next to tall? What is above and what is below? The answer depends on who wants to know! Take a topsy-turvy journey into the world of opposites, where everything is not always as it seems." 4484,Raymond,"Le Bec, Yann & Le Bec, Gwendel (ill)",3~4,2017,9781406362428,"This is the story of Raymond. An ordinary dog who, for a while, led an extraordinary life." 4486,"Warriors of Brin-Hask, The","Jones, Cerberus",5~6,2017,9781760120290,"The Gateway Hotel is open for business, and Amelia and Charlie are awaiting their newest intergalactic arrivals- the fearsome and mysterious Warriors of Brin-Hask. But the kids soon discover that the Brin-Hask aren't their only new guests. A plague of not-so ordinary rats has infested their kitchen too." 4499,"Barefoot book of children, The","Strickland, Tessa & DePalma, Kate & Dean, David (ill)",K~2,2016,9781782852964,"You are a part of the world, and you are a world all your own." 4530,First book about the orchestra,"Taplin, Sam & Longcroft, Sean (ill)",K~2,2016,9781409597667,Readers will enjoy discovering the magic of music by pressing the pages of this book to hear the orchestra come to life. 4537,Rufus the writer,"Bram, Elizabeth & Groenink, Chuck (ill)",K~2,2015,9780385378536,"Why have a lemonade stand when you can have a story stand? That's what Rufus, a boy with a big imagination, decides. And once he's in business, he starts creating little gems for his friends and family. Millie and Walter trade a shell for his story called ""Why Orange Is the Best Colour."" Rufus writes little sister Annie a story for her birthday about a girl who shrinks to the size of a teacup. Sara trades flowers for a story about a family of buttons. And then they all sit down and read the wonderful stories together." 4598,I'm going to eat this ant,"Naylor-Ballesteros, Chris",K~2,2017,9781408869901,"There are so many scrumptious ways to eat this ant....served in a sandwich or simmering in a soup. Sliced or stir-fried, sauteed or sun-dried. Mmmmm, I can't wait to snaffle it up." 4607,"Three emus, The","Lawson, Sue & Hopwood-Wade, Patricia (ill)",K~2,2017,9781760401092,"The emu sisters are happy to live among the mulgas and spinifex of the outback. But when Flick loses her precious shell, they must embark on a journey that sees them travel across the vast Australian landscape. Will they ever rescue Flick's shell from the Swedish traveller's backpack?" 4631,Gecko's echo,"Rowland, Lucy & Rimmington, Natasha (ill)",K~2,2017,9781408859506,"To stop sneaky animals stealing her precious eggs, Mummy Gecko threatens the wrath of one hundred angry geckos. But...are there really one hundred geckos? And, if there aren't, how will she protect her family? A mischievous tale of trickery and motherly courage." 4636,Don't wake the dingo,"Morgan, Sally & Boese, Sarah (ill)",K~2,2017,9781742991412,"Dingo's cave is warm and cosy and dry. Can Mudlark, Numbat, Possum and Wombat escape the storm without waking the dingo?" 4650,Boy,"Cummings, Phil & Devries, Shane (ill)",K~2,2017,9781760277055,The king's battles with the dragon were always mighty and loud. Boy lives in silence and couldn't hear the fighting. But he could see the fear around him...and how everyone would be much happier without it. 4651,"Startling story of Lachlan Macquarie, The: Founding father or failure","Sedunary, Michael & Emmerichs, Bern (ill)",5~6,2017,9780994384102,"Lachlan Macquarie is celebrated for his inspired infrastructure building, as well as his enlightened treatment of convicts and emancipists. His treatment of the Aboriginal population, however, was far from enlightened. So how should history remember this towering figure of Australia's past- founding father or failure?" 4652,Super con-nerd,"Phommavanh, Oliver",5~6,2017,9780143306535,"Connor is happy to be a nerd, but when he reaches his selective school he finds there are better nerds, Super-nerds. His friends aren't around to support him and he hasn't any new ones. But slowly and because of an almost unwinnable challenge he finds new friends called the nerdy rejects, and he has time to pursue his real destiny- drawing comic books." 4664,I can only draw worms,"Mabbitt, Will",K~2,2017,9780141375182,"This book is about worms ( I can only draw worms). A book that's all about worms might sounds a little odd, but in fact it's absolutely hilarious and it's guaranteed to have children howling with laughter." 4665,Peas and quiet,"Tozer, Gabrielle & deGennaro, Sue (ill)",K~2,2017,9781460752395,"Best friends Pip and Pop live in peapod, but sometimes it can get a little too cosy- especially because they are so different! Pip loves to sing, while Pop won't stop snoring. How are they ever going to work out how to live together?" 4710,On the way to Nana's,"Haji-Ali, Frances & Haji-Ali, Lindsay & Hardy, David (ill)",K~2,2017,9781925360301,"I'm on the way to Nana's house, what will I see!" 4721,History mysteries: The lost explorer,"Greenwood, Mark",3~4,2017,9780143309277,"In 1848 the famous explorer Ludwig Leichhardt sets out on an epic journey. His aim is to cross Australia from east to west, but he never reaches his destination and no one from his expedition is ever seen again. Countless search parties set out to look for the expedition but no trace is ever found. Until a young boy is given an artefact with an incredible story..." 4724,History mysteries: The last tiger,"Greenwood, Mark",3~4,2017,9780143309253,"In 1936, hunted and trapped by European farmers, the last few Tasmanian Tigers take refuge in the forests of Tasmania. But even after the last-known tiger dies alone and neglected in a zoo, people claim to have sighted this amazing creature. No one can prove it still exists, until a determined searcher and modern science provide a glimmer of hope." 4733,Tommy Bell: The gold escort gang,"Smith, Jane",3~4,2017,9781925520217,"When Tommy Bell finds himself caught in a struggle between two friends, he decides to take a break from it all and escape...back to 1862! Tommy's magic cabbage-tree hat sends him back once again to the gold rush days, when he stumbles into more trouble than he left behind. Face-to-face with the dangerous Frank Gardiner and his mates Flash Jack and Ben Hall, Tommy learns about the value of true friendship...and about how it feels to be part of one of most infamous robberies in Australia's history!" 4734,I want to be in a book,"Oliver, Narelle",K~2,2017,9781743811634,"For most of his life, Cecil had waited patiently on a pin board, dreaming of being in a book. In his imagination, Cecil could be anything, or anywhere. Adventure was calling, and Cecil knew what he had to do." 4741,Eric the postie,"Shanks, Matt",K~2,2017,9781743811931,"Eric had a dream. He knew he could be the best postman ever. There was one big obstacle, he didn't have any mail to deliver. But Eric is not going to let that stop him." 4750,Crimewave,"Adams, Michael",7~9,2017,9781743628058,"While Zander lies dying on the ground, the rest of the DARE Seven are left to defend themselves with only small zap guns against a massive swarm of crazed robot animals-monkeys, tigers, growling lions, wolves, gorillas, and more. It sounds like an awesome video game...except that it's real. With the increasing intensity of The Signmaker's sinister scheme, the next sign will lead to something even more dangerous than facing a pack of deadly robots. It will take the DARE winners into the heart of a jungle to face Bogota's most despicable villain. If you could be a hero, would you DARE? Seven Signs. Three days left to save the world." 4756,What is poetry: The essential guide to reading and writing poems,"Rosen, Michael",5~6,2016,9781844287635,"Over many years as a working poet, Michael Rosen has thought a great deal about what poems are, what they can do and the pleasure that comes from writing and reading poetry. In this invaluable handbook, he shares this knowledge and experience in book form for the very first time. Starting with a detailed analysis of a number of classic poems, he offers a real ""writer's guide"" to writing and performing poems, as well as a wealth of technical information and tips. He then takes a fascinating look at a selection of his own poems and explains how and why he wrote them. Complete with an appendix of poets and useful websites, and beautifully illustrated by award-winning artist Jill Calder, this is the only guide to poetry children and teachers will ever need." 4762,Exploring soils: A hidden world underground,"Grover, Samantha & Heisler, Camille (ill)",3~4,2017,9781486305001,"Have you ever wondered what happens in the earth underneath us? James has, and he wants to learn more about soil. In Exploring Soils: A Hidden World Underground, James discovers that soil is not just dirt for digging in. He explores how plants and animals live in soil, how soils are formed, how they differ, and the many ways that soil is essential in our lives." 4767,"Time shifter, The","Jones, Cerberus",5~6,2016,9781760126193,"When Amelia and Charlie get caught in a time-loop at the Gateway Hotel, they are forced to live the same day over and over. Each loop brings them closer to catching a suspicious alien visitor - but also closer to danger. Can they stop time to save their lives?" 4768,"Ancient starship, The","Jones, Cerberus",5~6,2015,9781760120313,"When an ancient starship has been discovered in the Egyptian desert, Amelia's dad is whisked away to help. Meanwhile, the first human guests have arrived at the hotel and they're turning out to be the strangest visitors yet. Are the spaceship and the odd guests connected? Amelia and Charlie may be the only ones who can solve this puzzle..." 4769,"Dark giants, The","Jones, Cerberus",5~6,2016,9781760126209,"When some unauthorised guests arrive through the gateway, chaos breaks loose and threatens to spoil Amelia's birthday. What are they looking for and can Charlie stop them before it's too late?" 4775,"Midnight mercenary, The","Jones, Cerberus",5~6,2015,9781760120306,"It's a dark and stormy night at the Gateway Hotel, and the latest intergalactic visitor is the most terrifying yet. Why has he come and who is he after? With their families and the hotel in grave danger, it's up to Amelia and Charlie to save the day!" 4778,"Lost home world, The","Jones, Cerberus",5~6,2016,9781760126889,"When Lady Naomi's long-lost brother appears through the gateway, everyone is stunned. Finally, they might learn something about her mysterious past. But in Forgotten Bay, things are never what they seem. Is Lady Naomi's brother hiding something sinister? It will take all of Amelia's wit's to figure it out." 4790,Trouble and the exploding house,"Whittle, Cate & King, Stephen Michael (ill)",3~4,2017,9781742990798,"When a Man from the Government struggles up the mountain where Georgia lives with her family and Trouble the dragon, it means trouble, and not with a capital 'T'. Even though they didn't ask for their house to be stolen and plonked down in a Wildlife Park, Georgia and her family have settled in and want to stay. So when Georgia finds out The Man wants to blow up their house, she knows she has to stop him!" 4846,Mervin the sloth is about to do the best thing in the world,"Venable, Colleen AF & Chan, Ruth (ill)",K~2,2016,9780062338471,"Mervin the Sloth is about to do best thing in the world. Can you guess what it is? ""Flying!"" says the bird. ""Gazelling!"" says the gazelle. ""Digging!"" says the prairie dog. Hurry up, Mervin! But Mervin moves so slowly. Are you patient enough to wait?" 4850,Big picture book outdoors,"Lacey, Minna & Stubbs, Rachel (ill) & Russell, John (ill)",3~4,2017,9781409598732,"From fields and woodlands, rivers and ponds, to city parks and gardens, wherever you are, you can go outdoors and discover wildlife. The beautiful pictures in this book are full of all kinds of birds, butterflies and wild flowers to look out for." 4876,"Girl who rode the wind, The","Gregg, Stacy",5~6,2016,9780008124311,"Twelve-year-old Lola is desperate to become a jockey. And when her grandmother takes her to Italy for the summer, it seems like those dreams are coming true. The ultimate street race, the Palio, awaits her! But as Lola learns more about the Palio, she discovers dark family secrets that has hung over their name ever since the Second World War. Can Lola prove herself against the toughest of riders? And can she heal the heartbreak that has haunted her family all these years?" 4880,Diary of William Shakespeare gentleman,"French, Jackie",7~9,2016,9781460750575,"The world knows the name William Shakespeare, but what of the man behind the name- the husband, lover, son and poet? Was he happy with his riches? Who was the woman he truly loved? And could the acclaimed playwright put down his pen forever to become a gentleman? Written by Australian Children's Laureate Jackie French and based on new documentary evidence, this story is a fascinating glimpse into a life that might have been and a story that has never been told. Usually read by students in Years 9, 10 or above." 4883,Stories of Thor,"Fritch, Alex (adapted) & Kuricheva, Natasha (ill)",3~4,2016,9781409550679,"Thor, son of Odin and god of thunder and lighting might be the bravest warrior in all of Asgard but there are many that will still challenge him. In these retellings of three classic Thor stories, Thor must use all of his wits and his strength to defeat an angry giant, a sea serpent, dangerous frost giants and on top of all that, contend with his mischievous step-brother Loki's tricks. A great first introduction to Norse mythology for young readers." 4890,Wipeout,"Adams, Michael",7~9,2017,9781743628034,"Exploding oil wells. Millions of cars out of control. Two DARE winners in mortal danger. After Andy and Dylan are caught in a fiery explosion, Zander, JJ, Yasmin, Mila and Isabel realise their only chance to stop the next attack is to get one step ahead of The Signmaker. But the evil mastermind is far from their only problem, with the DARE winners now on the run from police, government agents and sinister suited thugs. Nowhere is safe. No-one can be trusted. Can they stay free long enough to decode the Third Sign, stop the next attack and reveal The Signmaker's true identity? If you could be a hero, would you DARE? Seven Signs . Five days left to save the world." 4903,Odd dog out,"Biddulph, Rob",K~2,2016,9780007594153,"For busy dogs, a busy day, of busy work and busy play. And small dog is finding out what being different is all about. All Odd Dog wanted is to fit in, and she's prepared to go around the world to find her place in it. But sometimes it takes becoming part of the crowd to show that, actually, it's better to stand out from it." 4934,"Tarin of the mammoths: Exile, The","Sandhu, Jo",5~6,2017,9780143309376,"Tarin longs to be a hunter, but his twisted leg means he is feared and bullied. After a disastrous mishap, Tarin is forced to leave his family and travel alone across wild, unknown land to save the Mammoth Clan. Battling the hostile and savage Boar Clan, a deadly illness, and treacherous terrain with twins Kaija and Luuka and their wolf cubs, Tarin realises that if they are to survive he must conquer his greatest fear- his inner self- and embrace the magic that is hiding within him." 4944,"Song from somewhere else, The","Harrold, A.F. & Pinfold, Levi (ill)",5~6,2016,9781408853368,"Frank doesn't know how to feel when Nick Underbridge rescues her from bullies one afternoon. No one likes Nick. He's big, he's weird and he smells- or so everyone in Frank's class thinks. And yet, there's something nice about Nick's house. There's strange music playing there, and it feels light and good and makes Frank feel happy for the first time in forever. But there's more to Nick, and to his house, than meets the eye, and soon Frank realises she isn't the only one keeping secrets. Or the only one who needs help." 4952,Serpents & werewolves: Stories of animal shape-shifters from around the world,"Don, Lari & Greenwold, Francesca (ill)",5~6,2015,9781472916341,"Werewolves, talking snakes and cursed princes are the stuff of fairy tales. Stories that we have all heard and enjoyed but with a modern twist. Slimy, ugly frogs wanting a favour, playful sisters who tease their older brother, brides who cannot live with any secrets, and unusual household items that are best left untouched. Stories crafted to be read aloud and shared. Illustrated with simple silhouettes." 4953,Goblins & ghosties: Stories of darkness from around the world,"Pearson, Maggie",5~6,2015,9781472913692,"If you like stories that are a bit dark and creepy or make you jump when things go bump in the night then this is the book for you. Filled with traditional tales from around the world about ghosts and ghouls, the biggest problem might be getting to sleep after reading them. Including twenty-five tales about vampires, demon dogs, ghosts, brownies werewolves and much more this is a great book for all lovers of fairy tales, folk tales, and ghost stories and for those who just love the scary stuff!" 4970,"Chronologica: Incredible years that defined history, The","Bloomsbury & Powell, Debbie (ill) & Hancher, Adam (ill)",5~6,2016,9781472932945,"Chronologica is an informative and entertaining glimpse into history, beautifully illustrated and full of incredible facts. This book has a combination of both major and lessor known historical events, ranging from Napoleon Bonaparte, the first emperor of France, to Adolphe Sax, who patented the Saxophone. Chronologica is full of facts and figures, and will entertain history buffs and inspire some new ones." 4980,"Paladero: Riders of thunder realm, The","Lochran, Steven",7~9,2016,9781760124700,"Joss, a mysterious boy with a tragic past, has only ever dreamed of being a Paladero. A cowboy knight of the Thunder Realm. Will he be able to complete his quest of crossing the savage lands to the doomed Ghost City of Vaal? With his fellow questors and his Raptor mount, Joss must complete this traditional rite of passage or die trying." 4998,"Very grumpy day, The","Jones, Stella. J. & Edgson, Alison (ill)",K~2,2016,9781848692039,"There's a big bad mood spreading through the wood. It starts with Bear who upsets Mole, who snaps at Hedgehog, who's prickly with Fox. Soon Bear's bad mood has made everyone grumpy! Can a little bit of love make them happy again?" 5032,How many dinosaurs deep?,"Kitchin, Ben & Fieldhouse, Vicky (ill)",3~4,2017,9781925059731,Jim is not quite sure that he's ready to move from the baby pool to the middle-sized pool. Can a group of splashing dinosaurs help him face his fear? 5036,Gus dog goes to work,"Flynn, Rachel & Smith, Craig (ill)",K~2,2017,9781921504884,"Every day Gus Dog goes to work in the back of the ute with his owner, Tom the shearer. But one morning he wakes up to find Tom and the ute gone. So Gus Dog decides to go to work on his own." 5063,"Harry Kruize, born to lose","Collins, Paul",5~6,2017,9781925272628,"Harry Kruize is feeling the weight of the world on his shoulders. His father has left, starting another family elsewhere and he is the target of bullying at school, leaving him friendless and lonely. A term-long class assignment involving the writing down of personal wishes and documenting how they might be fulfilled allows Harry to tell his innermost feelings. He has six seemingly impossible wishes ranging from a normal family life, a dog, a friend, a certain bully to stop using him as a punching bag and to be an author. All of these will never happen or will they?" 5064,"Dragon with a chocolate heart, The","Burgis, Stephanie",5~6,2017,9781408880319,"All Aventurine wants to do is explore the world outside of her family's mountain cave. However, as a young dragon, her tough scales haven't fully developed yet, so the outside is too perilous (or so her family says). She is determined to fly on her own and prove them wrong by capturing the most dangerous prey of all- a human. But when that human tricks her into drinking an enchanted hot chocolate, Aventurine is transformed into a puny human girl- no sharp teeth, no fire breath, no claws. Still she's the fiercest creature in these mountains, and now she's found her true passion-chocolate!" 5078,"Fall, the","Bancks, Tristan",5~6,2017,9780143783053,"Sam is staying with his crime reporter father as he recovers from a knee operation when he is woken shortly after 2am by loud voices arguing in the flat above. Curious he opens the window to hear more clearly when suddenly a man-sized shape falls the six floors to the garden below. Sam goes to his dad's room to wake him, only to discover that he is gone. Fearful that it may be his father lying in the garden he struggles on his crutches downstairs only to discover that there is no one there. But someone is watching Sam and now Sam is in danger too." 5099,New South Wales,"Tan, Linsie",5~6,2017,9780994624710,Dip into fascinating facts all about New South Wales. Did you know that there are about 100 plants and animals in NSW that are endangered or that people from over 220 countries live in NSW? Read these and many more interesting facts about NSW in this fascinating book. 7439,Diary of a 6th grade ninja: Buchanan bandits,"Emerson, Marcus & Lee, David (ill)",5~6,2017,9781760295608,"As always, there's trouble brewing in the school halls, and you'll never guess who wants to team up with me... There's a thieving bandit on the loose, and as each day passes, his list of victims grows. Zoe says I should stay out of it...but staying out of trouble isn't my style. My name is Chase Cooper, and I'm a 6th grade ninja." 7466,"Eagle in the snow, An","Morpugo, Michael & Foreman, Michael (ill)",5~6,2015,9780008134174,"Barney's home in Coventry has been bombed along with most of the other houses in the street so he and his mother are on a train to Cornwall. But even a train is not safe as it comes under fire by a couple of Messerschmitt aircraft, only just escaping destruction in a tunnel. Barney's fear of the dark is gradually eased when a stranger begins a story as they wait for the all clear. And what a story it is. A young soldier in World War 1 became the most decorated Private of that war due to his bravery, loyalty and mateship. But one of his actions, at the time seen to be the right thing to do, turned out to have some terrible consequences. It is up to him to make things right." 7695,"Secret of Nightingale Wood, The","Strange, Lucy",7~9,2016,9781910655030,"This is the tale of story-loving Henrietta and her family who are struggling with illness in their new house by Nightingale Wood. Worse, Henrietta is starting to see mysterious figures and strange cats that seem to be calling her into the woods and beyond. What does it all mean and is it true what they say, does a witch really live in Nightingale Wood?" 9648,Ottoline and the purple fox,"Riddell, Chris",5~6,2016,9781447277927,"Ottoline and Mr Munroe love puzzles, clues and mysteries. One day, they meet an enigmatic purple fox, who offers to take them on a night-time urban safari. The fox shows them all the hidden animals of the city and Ottoline makes notes on them in her field notebook. Mr Munroe is making notes too - on the anonymous poems he finds stuck to lampposts on their journey. Who is the secretive poet, and how can he and Ottoline help them mend their broken heart?" 13032,Queen of hearts,"Oakes, Colleen",7~9,2016,9780008175399,"This is not a story of happily ever after. Beneath each smile lies a secret, and Alice has not tumbled down the rabbit hole into Wonderland. Not yet... Princess Dinah will one day become the Queen of Hearts. She longs for her father's approval and a future with the boy she loves. But when betrayal breaks her heart and threatens her throne, she is launched into danger. Dinah must stay one step ahead of her enemies or she'll lose not just the crown - it will be off with her head." 14874,Big bash league: Captains' clash,"Panckridge, Michael",5~6,2016,9780143782216,"Fletcher, Jana and their mates are counting down to their greatest game ever - a full T20 match! The gang have organised the whole thing themselves and can't wait to get out onto the pitch. But before that, they're off to watch a blistering double-header between the Sydney Sixers and Sydney Thunder, where they witness a school cricket team display their impressive skills at half-time . . . The group are inspired by what they're seeing, but when Fletcher and Jana arrive at the field on the day of their big game, another team is already playing . . . it's the same kids who wowed the crowd the night before! Will Fletcher and Jana work out a way to settle the score with the intruders?" 16861,"Perfect thing, The","Morgan, Sally & Kwaymullina, Ambelin (ill)",K~2,2017,9781742991122,No problem is too big for Lily's grandpa. He knows how to solve all of them. He always knows the perfect thing. 17302,Big bash league: Bowling blitz,Panckridge Michael,5~6,2016,9780143782254,"Talented fast bowler Jimmy and his sister, Izzy, have just moved from Perth to Adelaide. Both are huge BBL fans- Perth Scorchers, of course- but while outgoing Izzy has already signed up to the local cricket club, Jimmy isn't sure he's ready to be part of a new team. Especially if they're all Adelaide Strikers fans! Then one day, Jimmy has a run-in with a kid and his dad from a neighbouring cricket club- they want him to play for their team, not Izzy's. The dad seems seriously desperate and Jimmy is sure something fishy is going on . . . Will Jimmy find the courage to join the local club and let his bowling do the talking?" 19041,Big bash league: Double delivery,"Panckridge, Michael",5~6,2016,9780143782230,"Cricket-mad twins Millie and Maggie are on holidays in Queensland at their uncle's caravan park. Straight away, they notice a group of kids on the oval playing cricket. The girls are dying to join in, but apparently it's 'boys only'. Millie and Maggie are not impressed -they're huge Hobart Hurricanes fans and can bat, bowl and field as well as any boy! It's time to come up with a plan to show these Brisbane Heat-loving boys that girls can play too! Meanwhile, there's something strange going on at the caravan park, with all manner of things slowly disappearing- including a beloved cricket bat! Will the girls outshine the boys and unravel the mystery before their holiday is over?" 19043,Big bash league: Switch hit showdown,"Panckridge, Michael",5~6,2016,9780143782193,"Star batter and die-hard Melbourne Renegades fan Barney is pumped that his school team is going to play in the first-ever T20 Blast School Cup! The competition is nearly full, with just one spot remaining. Then Barney meets Fifi- a Melbourne Stars supporter who is desperate to be part of the action. Problem is, her school doesn't have a cricket team . . . So when word spreads that the final school has signed up, Barney is shocked to discover that it's led by none other than Fifi. To make matters worse, her team blitzes the opposition in their opening game. It seems a spy mission is in order! Will the truth come out before Barney and Fifi's teams collide in the grand final?" 20393,1916,"Tucker, Alan",7~9,2016,9781743622490,"The artillery bombardment did not let up for days. How anyone, on either side, could still be alive, was beyond me. The stream of casualties soon turned into a river, a raging, flooded river. The 'cooee' call to arms takes Syd from the Mallee to the fields of France. As part of the mobile veterinary unit, his horses are trained for war but face new and deadly weapons. Battle-weary diggers, shipped from Gallipoli are joined by fresh recruits from home, are met by a formidable enemy at Fromelles and along the River Somme, in a year that will be forged in legend and memory, in the trenches and the conscription battles at home." 20479,"Lost sapphire, The","Murrell, Belinda",5~6,2016,9781925324112,"Marli is staying with her dad in Melbourne, and missing her friends. Then she discovers a mystery- an abandoned mansion, Riversleigh, is to be returned to her family after many years. Marli sneaks into the locked garden to explore, and meets Luca, a boy who has his own connection to Riversleigh. In 1922, Violet is fifteen and lives at Riversleigh. Her life is filled with boating parties, picnics and extravagant balls. An army of servants looks after her family- including the young Russian chauffeur, Nikolai. Over one summer Violet must decide what is important to her." 21546,"Scarlet and Ivy: Lights under the lake, The","Cleverly, Sophie",5~6,2017,9780008218324,"Locals say that at night the troubled souls buried in the ancient flooded graveyard no longer rest in peace...Twins Scarlet and Ivy Grey can't wait to sign up for the school trip and get away from lessons for a few days. But nothing is as it seems; the creepy lakeside hotel and the deep waters of Lake Seren hide dark secrets. Precious things disappear from their rooms, a malicious force leaves a trail of destruction and mysteries start to surface. If they ever hope to leave this place, the girls from Rookwood School must face the danger head on..." 22570,"Red book, The","Stanton, Matt & Stanton, Beck",K~2,2017,9780733334856,"Okay, Bigwig. We have a challenge for you. It's your job to convince the nearest kid that everything in this book is actually red. And we mean everything. It will not be easy! They'll try to persuade you that things are not as red as you say, but you will have to stay strong!" 22927,Olga and the smelly thing from nowhere,"Gravel, Elise",3~4,2017,9780062671806,"Olga loves science almost as much as she loves animals. She knows that she is going to be a scientist that studies animals when she is old enough. In fact, she has already started studying them. But when Olga discovers a 'thing' that looks like cross between a badly drawn potato and a deflated hamster she doesn't quite know what to do. Like any good scientist, however, Olga begins to study the beast, but what she doesn't realise is that this discovery will begin an adventure that will change her life forever." 23503,"Beast of Hushing Wood, The","Wang, Gabrielle",5~6,2017,9780143309178,"Ziggy Truegood feels a threatening presence in her tiny town of Hushing Wood, which is deepened by a recurring nightmare she has. When Raffi, an exotic young boy, and his grandfather come to town Ziggy's fears intensify. Unfortunately, her own wise and knowledgeable grandfather is ill, unable to help her. She wonders are the pair there to save her or to hunt her?" 25726,Dinner detectives: A fearsome beast and a dumpling feast,"Stening, Yves & Buchanan, Nigel (ill)",3~4,2017,9780648008705,"It's Chinese New Year, a time for feasting. But children beware, a hungry beast is looking for you! Join Dinner Detectives Clementine and Aksel in their first adventure, travelling back in time and around the world to uncover magical stories behind the food we eat every day." 28559,"Lady from nowhere, The","Jones, Cerberus",5~6,2017,9781760126896,"When a mysterious woman comes through the gateway's portal, she sparks a series of events more explosive than anything Amelia and Charlie have ever seen. With the precious canister still missing and evil Krskn up to his terrifying tricks, it could be the end of the Gateway Hotel....and the world!" 30649,Ottoline at sea,"Riddell, Chris",5~6,2015,9780330472012,"Ottoline and Mr Munroe do everything and go everywhere together. That is, until the day Mr Munroe mysteriously disappears leaving a strange clue written in string... Armed with her Amateur Roving Collectors' travel pass Ottoline sets off on a journey over, under and on top of the sea to find her hairy best friend - and bring him back home." 30652,Ottoline goes to school,"Riddell, Chris",5~6,2015,9780330472005,"Meet Ottoline and her hairy, helpful friend Mr. Munroe. Ottoline is off to the Alice B. Smith School for the Differently Gifted, but she is rather worried that she doesn't have a special gift. Mr. Munroe is more worried about the ghost who is said to haunt the school halls at night. Does Ottoline discover her hidden talent and can they expose the spook?" 31857,Tommy Bell: Shoot-out at the rock,"Smith, Jane",3~4,2016,9781925275940,"Tommy Bell has been sent to work on his grandparents' farm for the school holidays. He thinks he is being punished for his bad behaviours and doesn't want to go. But when he discovers an old bushranger's hat hidden in a cave, everything changes. Suddenly he is sent back to the gold rush days and finds himself face-to-face with the bushranger Captain Thunderbolt! At first, the life of a bushranger seems full of thrills and adventure. But Tommy soon learns that it is full of danger as well..." 34427,"Very sleepy bear, The","Bland, Nick",K~2,2017,9781743812549,"On a Jingle Jangle Mountain, as the snow fell on the rocks, a bear was being followed by a very sneaky fox. But Bear was in a hurry, he was running very late, winter had arrived and it was time to hibernate!" 34682,"Story like the wind, A","Lewis, Gill",7~9,2017,9780192758958,"A small boat drifts on the sea. Far from home, the people inside have lost everything. But at their boat spins slowly on the rising sea, they share a song and a story. A song that keeps their hope alive in their hearts. A song of freedom and a story like the wind." 35537,DK findout: Pirates,DK,5~6,2017,9780241282816,"Go back in time to discover the truth behind the myth. Readers who can't enough pirate facts will love this book. Discover what pirates ate, what life was like on-board a ship and the rules by which pirates live by." 35538,DK findout: Volcanoes,DK,5~6,2016,9780241250242,"Everything you would want to know about the explosive world of volcanoes. Discover what the biggest volcano in the solar system is, how hot lava is and which type of lava is the stickiest." 35542,Dk findout: Sharks,DK,5~6,2017,9780241282731,"The book for any kid who can't get enough shark facts! Packed with facts, quizzes and incredible images of all your favourite sharks including bullhead, carpet and angel sharks. Discover sharks from prehistoric times and try to match shark eggs to their parents." 35550,Ivy and the lonely raincloud,"Harnett, Katie",K~2,2017,9781911171157,"Life is lonely for this little rain cloud. If only he could find someone who liked rain! Then one day, he stumbles across a young florist who looks rather sad... Could they both be looking for the same thing?" 35570,Guff,"Blabey, Aaron",K~2,2017,9780670077175,A delightful book for anyone who has ever had a little fabric friend. 35582,Diary of a 6th grade ninja: Scavengers,"Emerson, Marcus & Lee, David (ill)",5~6,2017,9781760295615,"The Scavengers invited me to join their secret club. Turning them down was a bad idea... It's election week and I'm trying to help Zoe become president...while fending off the creepy Scavengers and a school reporter who's trying to expose my ninja clan. Yeah, my week is packed. My name is Chase Cooper, and I'm a 6th grade ninja." 35583,Diary of a 6th grade ninja: Spirit Week shenanigans,"Emerson, Marcus & Lee, David (ill)",5~6,2017,9781760295622,"It's Spirit Week, and that means costumes, competitions and chaos. And it's only Monday... I've got to step up and win the Spirit Week games or Wyatt's red ninjas will have free rein to take over the school. But no matter how hard I play, Wyatt keeps beating me. It's gonna take all my ninja skills to get through this week. My name is Chase Cooper, and I'm a 6th grade ninja." 35584,Diary of a 6th grade ninja: The Scavengers strike back,"Emerson, Marcus & Lee, David (ill)",5~6,2017,9781760295639,"I've met Victor, the leader of the Scavengers, and let me tell you - he's not the forgiving type. The Scavengers are back and they're out to ruin my life (again!). Time is running out and I have to end this feud with the Scavengers once and for all...even if it means hanging up my ninja robes for good. My name is Chase Cooper, and I'm a 6th grade ninja." 35585,Diary of a 6th grade ninja: My worst frenemy,"Emerson, Marcus & Lee, David (ill)",5~6,2017,9781760295646,"Wyatt and I have made a deal - if I help him get his ninja clan back then he'll leave me alone forever. So this week, Wyatt and I are building a robot together for a school competition while we figure out how he can win back the red ninjas. I know it sounds like a bad idea, but Wyatt's changed! Well, I think he has... My name is Chase Cooper, and I'm a 6th grade ninja." 35874,Skyfire,Adams. Michael,7~9,2016,9781743628010,"Seven excited contest winners from around the world meet to receive their prizes: money, holidays, new phones and of course fame. Things, it seems, couldn't get any better. But they certainly get worse. What the group realise too late is that they are trapped in an international race against time to decipher the first mysterious 'sign' and halt an unseen enemy known only as The Signmaker who is intent on death, destruction chaos." 42574,Carnage,"Adams, Michael",7~9,2016,9781743628027,"One missing, presumed dead. Two in trouble with the law. Only four remain to solve the Second Sign. The DARE Award winners Yasmin, Zander, Andy, Dylan, JJ, Isabel and Mila have been caught in a deadly battle of wits with a mysterious enemy who isn't afraid to kill. Too late, they learned that the First Sign predicted catastrophic attacks which have left Egypt in chaos. Yasmin is missing. Many more lives are at stake. With Andy and Dylan in police custody in LA, can the remaining four DARE winners unravel the Second Sign seven new symbols and stop The Signmakers destructive plan before the countdown ends? If you could be a hero, would you DARE? Seven Signs. Seven days to save the world." 44450,Tommy Bell: The horse thief,"Smith, Jane",3~4,2016,9781925520064,"Tommy Bell is happy when the popular new kid at school wants him to join his gang, but his new friend is trouble. Turns out he's not half as much trouble as the bushranger that Tommy meets when his magic hat takes him back to the gold rush days. Tommy find himself in the middle of a horse robbery, a police chase and a prison escape!" 30652,Ottoline goes to school,"Riddell, Chris",5~6,2015,9780330472005,"Meet Ottoline and her hairy, helpful friend Mr. Munroe. Ottoline is off to the Alice B. Smith School for the Differently Gifted, but she is rather worried that she doesn't have a special gift. Mr. Munroe is more worried about the ghost who is said to haunt the school halls at night. 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