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Image currently unavailable 5638 : 1000-year-old boy, The by Welford, Ross
Alfie Monk is like any other pre-teen, except he's 1000 years old and can remember when Vikings invaded his village and he and his family had to run for their lives. When he loses everything he loves in a tragic fire and the modern world finally catches up with him, Alfie embarks on a mission to change everything by finally trusting Aidan and Roxy enough to share his story, and enlisting their help to find a way to, eventually, make sure he will eventually die.
7-9 booklist
Image currently unavailable 7562 : 47 degrees by D'Ath, Justin
Zeelie wonders if they're in danger. When temperatures soar to 47 degrees one hot summer day, 12-year-old Zeelie hopes the nearby bushfires everyones talking about aren't heading towards her family's new home. What will they do if the wind changes direction? What about their belongings and their beloved pets? And why hasn't her mum and brother returned from Melbourne? Nothing can prepare Zeelie for what's to come.
7-9 booklist
Image currently unavailable 15202 : About this little devil and this little fella by Barunga, Albert & Mueche, Stephen & Dowling, Julie (ill)
This greedy little fella just can't stop eating honey and won't go home with his mother. The grumpy little devil is nearby chopping wood to make a fire to cook his dinner. But first, he has to catch it.
3-4 booklist
Image currently unavailable 31567 : Adventures of Egg Box Dragon, The by Adams, Richard & Smith, Alex T. (ill)
Emma is delighted when her home-made dragon magically comes to life! He is great at roaring. He is great at breathing fire. And best of all, he excellent at finding lost treasures. So when the Queen loses a diamond from her crown, there's only one dragon to call!
K-2 booklist
Image currently unavailable 28509 : Adventures of Nanny Piggins, The by Spratt, R A
Nanny Piggins, the world's most glamorous flying pig, runs away from the circus and goes to live with the Greens as their nanny. The Green children, Derrick, Samantha and Michael, fall in love with her instantly. Who could not fall in love with a Nanny whose only job qualifications are her astonishing ability to be fired out of a cannon and her amazing ability to make chocolate cake, sometimes both at the same time?
5-6 booklist
Image currently unavailable 2934 : Adventures of Riley: outback odyssey by Lumry, Amanda & Hurwitz, Laura (ill)
Riley, his cousin Alice, Aunt Martha and Uncle Max visit the Australian outback to research the local koala population, suffering due to drought, bushfires and farming in its natural habitat. While staying at a working sheep station, they see lots of native animals and Riley saves the sheep from a wild dingo. Scientists appearing in small portraits provide factual information about koalas and their habitat.
Topics / Endangered species /
3-4 booklist
Image currently unavailable 15510 : Al Capone does my shirts by Choldenko, Gennifer
Moose Flanagan lives with his family on Alcatraz, a high security prison housing the notorious Al Capone, in the 1930s. His friend's plan to make money out of this backfires with serious consequences. Usually read by students in Years 9, 10 and above.
7-9 booklist
Image currently unavailable 3324 : Alice-Miranda in China by Harvey, Jacqueline
Alice-Miranda and her friends are on a school exchange in China. There's so much to see and do, and plenty of new people to meet. Among the whirlwind of sights is a breathtaking circus show, a hair-raising feat and an encounter with a family of acrobats. While some are having a great time, others haven't quite landed on their feet. Throw in clashing personalities and the theft of a priceless antiquity, and sparks are set to fly. There may be more than just fireworks in store for Alice-Miranda and her friends.
3-4 booklist
Image currently unavailable 507 : Angelina's halloween by Holabird, Katharine & Craig, Helen (ill)
Angelina and Alice are into Halloween and make firefly costumes. They have an adventurous time.
K-2 booklist
Image currently unavailable 5318 : Animal heroes by Hill, Anthony
Short stories about animals involved in Australian armed conflicts, from WWI to more recent times. The animals display bravery under fire, mateship and loyalty, the same attributes shown by the ANZACs.
7-9 booklist
Image currently unavailable 5114 : Applesauce and the Christmas miracle by Millard, Glenda & King, Stephen Michael (ill)
Applesauce, the pig, learns the true meaning of Christmas coming from the heart. The Shepherd family from up the road and all the aunts bearing gifts arrive at the shed dwelling of Joe and Marigold, who have lost their home in a bushfire. This story parallels the biblical story of the first Christmas.
K-2 booklist
Image currently unavailable 20252 : Ash princess by Sebastian, Laura
Theodosia was six when her country was invaded and her mother, the Fire Queen, was murdered before her eyes. On that day, the Kaiser took Theodosia's family, her land, and her name. Theo was crowned Ash Princess - a title of shame to bear in her new life as a prisoner. For ten years Theo has been a captive in her own palace. She's endured the relentless abuse and ridicule of the Kaiser and his court. She is powerless, surviving in her new world only by burying the girl she was deep inside. Then, one night the Kaiser forces her to do the unthinkable. With blood on her hands and all hope of reclaiming her throne lost, she realizes that surviving is no longer enough. But she does have a weapon: her mind is sharper than any sword. And power isn't always won on the battlefield.
Topics / Displacement /
7-9 booklist
Image currently unavailable 24 : Ash Road by Southall, Ivan
A group of children have to battle a bushfire with only two elderly men to help them.
5-6 booklist
Image currently unavailable 23010 : Bab Sharkey and the animal mummies: The weird beard by Hansen, Andrew & Roberts, Jessica (ill)
A Pharaoh's beard with strange powers. A lost city of animal mummies brought magically to life and an undead sorceress who shoots fireballs from her nostrils. This book is a hilarious adventure brimming with magic, mayhem and the most unlikely friends.
3-4 booklist
Image currently unavailable 6313 : Ballet Stories by Davidson, Susanna & Daynes, Katie & Cullis, Megan & Courtauld, Sarah & Gilbert Nanos, Yvonne (ill)
A beautifully illustrated collection of twelve classical stories, which will whisk you away to the magical world of Ballet. Dance with the Nutcracker Prince, soar with the Firebird and delight in the drama of Romeo and Juliet.
5-6 booklist
Image currently unavailable 22989 : Battle of Britain: a Second World War spitfire pilot 1939-1941 by Priestley, Chris
Harry Woods is a proud spitfire pilot in the fledgling Royal Air Force of 1939. All he has ever wanted to do, since he saw his first plane, is be a pilot. But, now, all he can remember are the roar of the engines and the rattle of machine guns. His friend, Lenny, has lost a leg in a dogfight with the German Luftwaffe. Harry is determined to fight on bravely for all he holds dear but the dangers are terrible and the thrills exhausting.
5-6 booklist
Image currently unavailable 13343 : Beneath Quentaris by Pryor, Michael
Nisha is a young, untrained fire magician in the beguiling city of Quentaris. Nisha is troubled by her erratic powers. While trying to harness them, she stumbles into the city beneath the city - Lower Quentaris
7-9 booklist
Image currently unavailable 4213 : Beyond the bright sea by Wolk, Lauren
Crow was just a baby when she was tied into a boat and pushed out to sea. When she washes up onto a tiny island, there are just 3 clues to her origin; a birthmark in the shape of a feather, a ruby ring and a sea-soaked letter with just a few cryptic words remaining. 12 years later, when a mysterious fire appears across the ocean, Crow starts to wonder who she is and where she came from. Crow will set out on a remarkable treasure hunt, and discover what it truly means to be a family. Usually read by students in Years 9, 10 or above.
7-9 booklist
Image currently unavailable 21495 : Billy is a dragon: first bite by Falk, Nick & Flowers, Tony (ill)
When nine-year-old Billy gets bitten by a lizard at the pet shop, strange things start to happen. His fingernails turn into claws, his skin becomes green and he starts breathing fire. Billy can't hide it any longer - he's turning into a dragon. And when his parents decide to sell him to the zoo, Billy has to make a decision. Find a way to change back, or lose his family forever. Being a dragon is more complicated than it sounds.
3-4 booklist
Image currently unavailable 6470 : Bit of a hero, A by Phinn, Gervase
Tom is finding it hard to come to terms with the death of his father, a firefighter, who lost his life trying to save a child. Life just gets worse when a bully joins his class at school and Mum meets a new man. Tom wonders whether he can find the courage within himself to stand up to the bully, and to accept the many changes in his life.
Topics / Year 5 easy reads /
5-6 booklist
Image currently unavailable 7103 : Booms, busts and bushfires by French, Jackie & Sheehan, Peter (ill)
In the last forty years, Australia has experienced a period of rapid change, with many social and political events impacting on our lives. This book covers the period from 1973, before computers and the internet existed in Australia, to the present time. Our resources have made us a rich country, but it remains to be seen how long the good times can last, before a boom turns into a bust.
5-6 booklist
Image currently unavailable 29741 : Boy vs Beast: Fire beast by Park, Mac
When strange-coloured fireballs set a garbage bin on fire, Kai knows it's time for battle. He hopes that his Pyro-Foamer can hose down the Infamagon fire beast's fire-ball attack.
Topics / Year 4 easy reads /
3-4 booklist
Image currently unavailable 8473 : Boy vs beast: Infernix by Park, Mac
When strange-coloured fireballs set a garbage bin on fire, Kai knows it's time for battle. He hopes his Pyro-Foame will be able to hose down the Infamagon fire beast's fire-ball attack.
Topics / Year 4 easy reads /
3-4 booklist
Image currently unavailable 30140 : Boy vs beast: Tempesta by Park, Mac
Kai Masters is a border guard, who together with his robotic dog, BC3, defends the borderlands against invading beasts. If Kai succeeds in his battles, he will receive upgrades and new equipment. He must not fail. This time Kai has to fly to the borderland Tempesta, where the wind and fire lands meet, to take on an enormous dragon called Stormegadon.
Topics / Year 4 easy reads /
3-4 booklist
Image currently unavailable 18896 : Boy vs beast: Torlavasaur by Park, Mac
Beasts have escaped from the Outlands and are back in Beastium. Two new beasts, Mega mutants, are fighting in the fire land. Kai and his battle partner, Jay Armstrong, must work out how to battle these beasts and win.
Topics / Year 4 easy reads /
3-4 booklist
Image currently unavailable 45258 : Boy vs beast: Volcan by Park, Mac
Kai Masters is a border guard, who together with his robotic dog, BC3, is charged with defending the borderlands against invading beasts. This time, Kai has to travel to the lava land, Volcon, to take on the fire-beast, Lavamaxasau. This may prove to be his biggest challenge yet.
Topics / Year 4 easy reads /
3-4 booklist
Image currently unavailable 15386 : Bridie's fire by Murray, Kirsty
Bridie starts a new life in a new country, a young, orphaned, Irish girl sadly separated from her brother. Working in the theatre on the Australian goldfields is a very hard life. Bridie finds a way to use her talents and meets her true love. Usually read by students in Years 9, 10 and above.
7-9 booklist
Image currently unavailable 22596 : Bushfire by Irwin, Bindi and others
Bindi and her friend spend an exhausting day helping out at the Australian Wildlife Hospital, caring for the victims of a local bushfire.
3-4 booklist
Image currently unavailable 26965 : Bushfire rescue by D'Ath, Justin
While trying to stop cattle rustlers from stealing a stud bull, an injured Sam is isolated in the mountains during a horrific bushfire. To survive, he must rely on his courage, ingenuity and the help of Chainsaw, a mad old rodeo bull.
5-6 booklist
Image currently unavailable 5188 : Can a skeleton have an x-ray by Hughes-Odgers, Kyle
From the practical to the philosophical, the interesting and big questions in this book are guaranteed to fire your imagination.
3-4 booklist
Image currently unavailable 581451 : Catching Teller Crow by Kwaymullina, Ambelin & Kwaymullina, Ezekiel
Nothing's been the same for Beth Teller since she died. Her dad, a detective, is the only one who can see and hear her - and he's drowning in grief. But now they have a mystery to solve together. Who is Isobel Catching, and what's her connection to the fire that killed a man? What happened to the people who haven't been seen since the fire? As Beth unravels the mystery, she finds a shocking story lurking beneath the surface of a small town, and a friendship that lasts beyond one life and into another. Told in two unforgettable voices, this gripping novel interweaves themes of grief, colonial history, violence, love and family. Usually read by students in years 9, 10 and above.
7-9 booklist
Image currently unavailable 88507 : Chalkline by Mitchell, Jane
It's an ordinary morning at school in rural Kashmir when the silence of dawn prayers is ripped apart by gunfire. Freedom Fighters are raiding his village and Rafiq is the first boy to cross the chalkline into a life of brutality and violence. Rafiq's memory of his family has been all but obliterated by his forced training, indoctrination and terrorist actions and is unrecognisable as the boy who left the village. Includes violence. Usually read by students in Years 9, 10 or above.
7-9 booklist
Image currently unavailable 38344 : Chasing the valley: Skyfire by Melki-Wegner, Skye
Danika Glynn and her crew of refugees finally reach the Magnetic Valley. But, they don't know whether it will provide the safe refuge and land of freedom they imagine. When a runaway girl is shot down before their eyes, Danika and her friends realise that this new land is no paradise. They must try to fit in at all costs, even if revealing their secrets will mean a death sentence.
7-9 booklist
Image currently unavailable 15819 : Chief Rhino to the rescue by Lloyd, Sam
Firechief Rhino and his men answer a fire call and, by mistake, put out Great Granny Wrinkles' one hundred birthday candles. However, because Granny's teeth are not so good anymore,she is quite happy with the soggy cake. It turns out to be the most super-sizzling party ever.
K-2 booklist
Image currently unavailable 12457 : Christmas day kitten, The by Herriot, James & Brown, Ruth (ill)
Debbie is a very independent, stray cat. She visits a certain house, a few times a week, to get some food and to spend a little time in front of the warm fire. One Christmas morning, Debbie comes to the house again but this time she is not alone.
K-2 booklist
Image currently unavailable 45266 : Chronicles of Vladimir Tod 1: eighth grade bites by Brewer, Heather
Thirteen year old Vladimir Tod is half human and half vampire. Only two people know his secret, his best friend, Henry, and his mother's friend, Nelly, who raised him after the death of his parents in a mysterious house fire. Vlad finds his father's diary and realises that his parents were murdered, and that he may be next in line. Includes vampiric violence. Usually read by students in years 9, 10 and above.
7-9 booklist
Image currently unavailable 18018 : City of heavenly fire by Clare, Cassandra
Sebastian Morgenstern is on the move, systematically turning Shadowhunter against Shadowhunter. Bearing the Infernal Cup, he transforms Shadowhunters into creatures out of nightmare, tearing apart families and lovers as the ranks of his Endarkened army swell. The embattled Shadowhunters withdraw to Idris - but not even the famed demon towers of Alicante can keep Sebastian at bay. And with the Nephilim trapped in Idris, who will guard the world against demons? When one of the greatest betrayals the Nephilim have ever known is revealed, Clary, Jace, Isabelle, Simon, and Alec must flee - even if their journey takes them deep into the demon realms, where no Shadowhunter has set foot before, and from which no human being has ever returned... Usually read by students in years 9, 10 and above.
7-9 booklist
Image currently unavailable 5427 : Clarice Bean, guess who's babysitting? by Child, Lauren
Who can Mom and Dad get to babysit the feisty Clarice, her pesky brother Minal Cricket, and the school's guinea pig, Albert, who's visiting for spring break? (Not to mention teenage brother Kurt, who abhors daylight; big sis Marcie, who chats on the phone all day; and Grandad, who tends to wander off.) Only Uncle Ted, firefighter and movie addict, can be persuaded. Will he survive the week?
3-4 booklist
Image currently unavailable 6888 : Clash of the sky galleons by Stewart, Paul & Riddell, Chris (ill)
Quint is travelling with his father, Wind Jackal, on a mission to track down and bring to justice Turbot Smeal, the man who started the fire that killed their family. Wind Jackal is consumed by his desire to capture Smeal and his judgement is flawed. His actions endanger the lives of his crew and his son.
7-9 booklist
Image currently unavailable 18001 : Clifford and the halloween parade by Bridwell, Norman
It is Halloween and Clifford's friends bring him a ladder, a hose and a light that flashes. Clifford decides to march in the Halloween parade as a big, red firetruck.
K-2 booklist
Image currently unavailable 510 : Clifford the firehouse dog by Bridwell, Norman
When Emily Elizabeth and Clifford visit Clifford's brother, Nero, a fire rescue dog, Clifford demonstrates fire safety and helps to put out a fire.
K-2 booklist
Image currently unavailable 101258 : Clifford to the rescue by Bridwell, Norman
Whether he's saving a kitten, putting out a fire or holding up a bridge so a parade can safely pass, Clifford is always a hero.
K-2 booklist
Image currently unavailable 11951 : Cold fire by Pierce, Tamora
Daja, a smith-mage, and her teacher spend the winter in Kugisko. A series of fires suggest the work of an arsonist and Daja is impressed by the heroic efforts of the firefighter, Bennet; but Daja's world is about to be turned upside-down. Usually read by students in Years 9, 10 or above.
7-9 booklist
Image currently unavailable 95 : Crossfire by Moloney, James
Luke is interested in guns and hunting but it is the emotional crossfire between his divorced parents that has him trapped. Usually read by students in Years 9, 10 or above.
7-9 booklist
Image currently unavailable 27702 : Dandelion fire by Wilson, N D
Henry York discovers that he is a seventh son with the gift of second sight, an ability to tune into the hidden nature of people and objects. He will use this gift to combat the rising strength of the witch of Endor whose evil is all encompassing.
7-9 booklist
Image currently unavailable 35126 : Day I remember, A by Prodeepta, Das
This is a day that Chintu will always remember. He's going to be Markundi, the boy who keeps the bridegroom, his uncle, company through the wedding preparations. Come and join in the celebrations, with dancing, fireworks and music.
3-4 booklist
Image currently unavailable 112260 : Day I was history, The by French, Jackie & Booth, Christina (ill)
Like everyone else, Sam believed that cities don't burn. But one hot summer the fires came to Canberra with devestating results. Sam must fight to try to save his home not knowing if his would be one of the five hundred houses to be lost.
3-4 booklist
Image currently unavailable 1626 : Disappearing act by Moloney, James
Matt Cooper is twelve, and spends his time honing his magic skills and tricks. His great-grandfather, Mattheus, was a magician whose career came to a disastrous end when a trick he performed backfired. What neither Matt nor Mattheus realise is that there's an even older story behind the failure of Mattheus' disappearing trick.
5-6 booklist
Image currently unavailable 89097 : Do tarantulas have teeth by Berger, Melvin & Gilda
Lots of interesting information and answers to questions you've always wanted to ask about poisonous creatures. Find out how long a king cobra can grow and which ants can put out fires.
5-6 booklist
Image currently unavailable 23850 : Dragon gold by Forsyth, Kate & Vane, Mitch (ill)
Ben badly wants to get a dog. But, his mum says they'll have to move to a bigger house first and, besides, they can't afford it. So Ben, his brother, Tim, and their friend, James, decide to find some dragon's gold. They have to meddle with magic to do it and that is always a dangerous thing to do. When a fire-breathing dragon kidnaps James' sister, they're in for a marvellous, magical misadventure.
3-4 booklist
Image currently unavailable 5064 : Dragon with a chocolate heart, The by Burgis, Stephanie
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!
5-6 booklist
Image currently unavailable 74031 : Dragon's lie, The by Lardner, Kym & Lardner, Oliver (ill)
A small boy is surprised to find a dragon in a cage at the zoo. He wonders why this once powerful, fire breathing creature is lying miserably in a cage. He discovers that it's not just bars that limit freedom. Manga style.
K-2 booklist
Image currently unavailable 10355 : Drones by Usborne
A fascinating introduction to drones. Find out what they are, how they fly and how a fire-rescue drone could save lives. Includes detailed photographs, internet links and a glossary of terms.
Topics / STEM /
5-6 booklist
Image currently unavailable 55512 : Duck in the gun, The by Cowley, Joy & Belton, Robyn (ill)
The general and his men are about to fire on a town they are at war with. But, the Gunner has bad news for the General. They can't load the gun because a duck is nesting inside it.
Topics / Year 5 easy reads /
5-6 booklist
Image currently unavailable 1539 : Dulcie and Dud and the really cool club by Martin, Carol Ann & Dawson, Janine (ill)
When stuck-up Portia Pratt starts a club and doesn't invite Dulcie and Doug to join, they decide to start one of their own. But, sometimes, trying to do really cool things can backfire.
3-4 booklist
Image currently unavailable 7466 : Eagle in the snow, An by Morpurgo, Michael & Foreman, Michael (ill)
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.
5-6 booklist
Image currently unavailable 17406 : Earthquakes by Fradin, Judy & Dennis
Nobody really knows how many earthquakes occur in any given year because many go unrecorded. But, when the earth shakes, rattles and rolls, the impact can be severe when buildings collapse and fire, landslides, avalanches and tsunamis result. Find out about the major earthquakes and their causes. Eyewitness accounts and dramatic photography tell the story of the world's deadliest earth movements.
5-6 booklist
Image currently unavailable 12819 : Elmer and the wind by McKee, David
There's a mighty wind blowing in the jungle but that doesn't stop Elmer and his cousin, Wilbur, playing a silly trick on the other elephants, but Elmer's trick seems to backfire.
K-2 booklist
Image currently unavailable 5167 : Everything to lose by Park, Louise
It is graduation week at SEAS and when Space Agents Neuron Star, Comet XS and Shooting Star are called to rescue the shelluscas on Planet Molluscara they know that it is not only the aliens who need rescuing. Can the agents find the source of the fire and smoke in time to rescue the alien shelluscas and one of their own?
3-4 booklist
Image currently unavailable 41647 : Fabish, the horse that saved a bushfire by McMullin, Neridah & McLean, Andrew (ill)
Fabish was a handsome, grey racehorse who always tried his hardest. When he retired, Fabish took care of the flighty yearlings, showing them what was expected of a racehorse. One hot summer day, a wild wind blew up and Fabish smelled smoke. Fire was coming, fast. When the trainer opened the gate, Fabish and the yearlings galloped away. The fire raged through the night as the trainer battled to save the racehorses. The next morning, there were no signs of Fabish or the young horses. Based on a true story during the Black Saturday fires.
3-4 booklist
Image currently unavailable 565858 : Facing the flame by French, Jackie
There have been fires before, but not like this. In 1978, as the hot wind howls and the grass dries, all who live at Gibber's Creek know their land can burn. But when you love your land, you fight for it. For Jed Kelly, an even more menacing danger looms: a man from her past determined to destroy her. Finding herself alone, trapped and desperate to save her unborn child, Jed's only choice is to flee - into the flames. Heartbreaking and powerful, Facing the Flame celebrates the triumph of courage and community, and a love for the land so deep that not even bushfire can erode it.
7-9 booklist
Image currently unavailable 4418 : Fairy realm: the third wish by Rodda, Emily
Jessie's helped the magical people of the Realm to escape danger. But now her own world is in danger. Forest fires threaten her beloved home, Blue Moon and only the magic of the realm can help her.
5-6 booklist
Image currently unavailable 5920 : Ferret attack by Kettle, Phil & Webb, Melissa (ill)
Harry and Jesse use their time machine to play a dastardly trick that involves Killer, the ferret. The joke backfires when Killer starts to grow and grow as a reaction to time travel, causing floods and mayhem. Harry and Jesse had better work out a way to make this right before they do irretrievable damage to their school and their fifth class colleagues.
5-6 booklist
Image currently unavailable 48198 : Filth licker, The by Burne, Cristy & Siku (ill)
Continues the story of Miku's fight against the Takeshita Demons, with a terrifying array of new demons to overcome. Miku is going to school camp in the forest, with her friend Cait and the rest of her class. It should be fun but Miku has premonitions of danger. When Oscar goes down with a festering rash and a rushing wind blows out the bonfire, she's sure something bad is going on.
3-4 booklist
Image currently unavailable 6166 : Fire by French, Jackie & Whatley, Bruce (ill)
One small spark brought fire awake, winding like a small black snake. Fire flickered, fire crept, flames snickered, bushfire leapt.
5-6 booklist
Image currently unavailable 18579 : Fire in my soul by Corbet-Singleton, Paul
Running is everything to James who considers winning the only option. However, fierce competition from a new student and the threat of bushfires may help James to see there is more to life than wanting to win.
7-9 booklist
Image currently unavailable 24219 : Fire lizard by Fussell, Sandy & Nest James, Rhian (ill)
The people of the Nine Valleys grow desperate as they are terrorised. Hope lies with Sensei and the Little Cockroaches as they work to defeat Hyo Moon and deliver a message to the Governor.
5-6 booklist
Image currently unavailable 8686 : Fire pony, The by Philbrick, Rodman
Imagine you have only one person in the world to love and take care of you and that person has a dangerous secret. Roy and his brother Joe Dilly, blessed with the talent of horse whispering, try to find a home in America's deep south.
5-6 booklist
Image currently unavailable 1434 : Fire song by Hathorn, Libby
It's 1954 and Ingrid's family has hit hard times. Her father has gone, her two brothers have been fostered out and there's no money. When her mother asks her to do something she knows is wrong, something completely against her principles, Ingrid is desperate for help to make her own decisions and fight for what she believes in.
7-9 booklist
Image currently unavailable 13999 : Fire within, The by d'Lacey, Chris
When David moves in with Liz and Lucy, he discovers hand crafted, clay dragons that come to life and have magical powers. David's personal dragon inspires him to write a story about the adventures of their local squirrel population.
5-6 booklist
Image currently unavailable 132 : Fire, bed and bone by Branford, Henrietta
Set in England in 1381, this story of political and emotional unrest is seen through the eyes of an old farm dog.
7-9 booklist
Image currently unavailable 28391 : Firebird mystery, The by Pitt, Darrell
London, a city of fog and snow, filled with airships, steamcars and metrotowers soaring into space. Jack is an orphan, who becomes the apprentice detective to Ignatius Doyle and is plunged into a mystery of past and future.
5-6 booklist
Image currently unavailable 133 : Firebug by Harris, David
David has been accused of being a firebug since he started a fire at the age of six that resulted in tragedy. He experiences a horrifying ordeal, at the hands of a real firebug, when fires break out in his local area.
7-9 booklist
Image currently unavailable 9509 : Firefighter by Warbrick, Sarah
An exploration of the role of firefighters in our community. Bright, photographic illustrations and simple clear text show the firefighters performing a range of typical work tasks.
3-4 booklist
Image currently unavailable 13864 : Firefighters by Daynes, Katie
A beautifully presented book about firefighting, including simple facts, an index, a glossary and web links.
3-4 booklist
Image currently unavailable 72101 : Firefighters, The by Whiting, Sue & Rawlins, Donna (ill)
Mrs Iverson and her class pretend to be firefighters, just like the real ones, then they meet genuine firefighters and climb aboard a real fire engine. What fun!
K-2 booklist
Image currently unavailable 45469 : Firefly code, The by Blakemore, Megan Frazer
Living a normal life on Firefly Lane, Mori and her friends are safe and have never had to question anything or wonder about how their lives came to be. This all changes when Ilana moves into town - a girl that seems so perfect yet acts so strangely sometimes. Mori and her friends become curious about Ilana and what her background is. Secrets are revealed and decisions must be made.
5-6 booklist
Image currently unavailable 5804 : Firefly forest by Frampton, Robyn & Heath, Mike (ill)
Discover the magic! There's more to this forest than some choose to see, this magical place can set your heart free. Follow the glow of the fireflies to an enchanted space inhabited by unseen creatures. Who do you think lives there? Fairies or gnomes or pixies?
K-2 booklist
Image currently unavailable 3397 : Fireman Sam: red alert by Egmont (pub)
Norman learns a valuable lesson about how important it is not to be careless with drink bottles. Fireman Sam comes to the rescue after some misadventures himself, and shares his safety tips.
K-2 booklist
Image currently unavailable 129383 : Fires: ten tales of dramatic blazes in history by Lloyd Kyi, Tanya
Ten short stories about some of the worst fires in history, two with a strong environmental content. They include fires from the great fire in London in 1666 to the fire of the Chenobyl nuclear disaster in 1986.
7-9 booklist
Image currently unavailable 28813 : Fireshadow by Eaton, Anthony
A German teenager is sent to a prisoner of war camp in the bush near Perth. From a position of pride and resistance he finds a new sense of self. Sixty years later another adolescent is escaping from the tragedy of a dead sibling and finds the ruins of the camp. As he reflects on his guilt he meets a girl and her grandfather on a pilgrimage back to the site of the POW camp.
7-9 booklist
Image currently unavailable 1696 : Firesong by Nicholson, William
The end of a long and dangerous journey for the Manth people as they leave the ruined Mastery to seek a new homeland. Sometimes violent and cruel but always compelling. Usually read by students in Years 9, 10 or above.
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Image currently unavailable 8607 : Firestorm by Carr, Roger Vaughan
Ben watched in horror as the firestorm approached on Ash Wednesday in 1983.
7-9 booklist
Image currently unavailable 587176 : Firewatcher: Brimstone by Gardiner, Kelly
December 1940, London: Christopher Larkham finds an ancient Roman ring inscribed with a phoenix. As he takes shelter from the firestorm of the Blitz, the ring glows, and pushing open a door, he finds himself in 1666 and facing the Great Fire of London. Fire-and-brimstone preacher, Brother Blowbladder, and his men of the Righteous Temple have prayed for the ancient gods of fire to bring flames down upon London, a city of sin. Could Christopher be their messenger? Or was it the strange girl on the quay who drew him back in time? Why do the Righteous men wear the same phoenix symbol as the engraving on Christophers ring?
5-6 booklist
Image currently unavailable 5513 : Firewood & rabbits by Jackson, Ron
In this picture book autobiography, Ron Jackson describes his eventful childhood as one of thirteen children in a stockman's family living in isolated Balranald. He discusses home schooling, catching rabbits, and collecting firewood in a homemade boat.
5-6 booklist
Image currently unavailable 9517 : Firewords: a book of wordplay poems by Foster, John (ed) & Hughes, Rian (ill)
An anthology of riddles, limericks, rhymes, short humorous poems and tongue twisters that are a mixture of old and new.
3-4 booklist
Image currently unavailable 20610 : Fizzlebert Stump and the great supermarket showdown by Harrold, A F & Horne, Sarah (ill)
It's a disaster when the ringmaster sells Fizz's circus to the mysterious Mr Pinkbottle. All the acts who aren't fired are forced to work in his supermarket. Not an easy task at all if your only skill is plate-spinning or being a trapeze artist, or indeed a sea lion. It's up to Fizz to find a way to save them all.
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Image currently unavailable 10501 : Flapper, VC by Wilson, Mark
Flapper is an Australian carrier pigeon during World War II. Sent off to war in the Pacific, Flapper is deep in the jungle on Manus Island, on patrol, when he has to evade enemy fire and deliver the message that will save the soldiers to whom Flapper has been assigned.
3-4 booklist
Image currently unavailable 29027 : Flyaway by Christopher, Lucy
One cold, winter morning, dad gets sick and goes into hospital. It's there that I meet Harry, with his scruffy hair and firefly eyes. From his window, we watch a wild swan on the frozen lake outside. There's something different about her, almost magical. Perhaps, if we can help her, everything else will begin to make sense.
7-9 booklist
Image currently unavailable 30250 : Football high: Fire up by Loughlin, Patrick
At the National School of Football, Nick has made the rep squad and is play maker for the Cannons. However, living in the shadow of his famous footballer father hasn't become any easier, especially since Nick is struggling to keep a secret from everyone at school. With rival Kane Kruger stirring Nick at every opportunity, the truth looks set to be exposed, along with his cool, his cred and his footballing ability. To top it off, there's also the little problem of girls. Grace won't give Nick the time of day and Lexi won't leave him alone.
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Image currently unavailable 143 : Fox by Wild, Margaret & Brooks, Ron
A story about an unusual friendship between a dog and a magpie. Magpie's wing is injured in a fire and she can no longer fly. She is looked after by Dog, who is blind in one eye. He wills Magpie to get better and enjoy her life again. The friendship continues until Fox arrives. Seeing the pair cosily together, Fox conspires to separate them.
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Image currently unavailable 4248 : Friday Barnes: No rules by Spratt, R A
Friday Barnes has been deported to Switzerland. With their in-school detective gone, Highcrest Academy has descended into chaos. Someone's fired all the teachers and the Headmaster claims it wasn't him. When suspicion falls on Ian Wainscott, Friday won't stand by and let her favourite nemesis take the blame. Apart from probably being innocent, he's also seriously good-looking. Friday must try to save Ian's scholarship and find the pranksters before they bring down the school.
7-9 booklist
Image currently unavailable 6675 : From Kinglake to Kabul by Grant, Neil (ed) & Williams, David (ed)
In this collective anthology created by students from two different countries, students show empathy and compassion. Kinglake had one day of fire disaster and Kabul has endured thirty years of war, but the students find common courage and hope.
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Image currently unavailable 3978 : Fromelles: Australia's bloodiest day at war by Wilkinson, Carole
The first shots were fired at eleven am on 19 July 1916. The Battle of Fromelles lasted less than twenty-four hours and, when it was over, more than five thousand Australian soldiers had been killed, wounded or taken prisoner. More soldiers died at Fromelles than in the Boer, Korean and Vietnam wars combined. Almost a century later, the attention of the world has once again turned to Fromelles. Usually read by students in Years 9,10 or above.
7-9 booklist
Image currently unavailable 16800 : Geronimo Stilton 12: Merry Christmas, Geronimo by Stilton, Geronimo
I slipped over my tail and ended up in the hospital. Then my mouse hole caught on fire. This was turning out to be the worst Christmas ever.
3-4 booklist
Image currently unavailable 17755 : Geronimo Stilton 14: Temple of the ruby of fire, The by Stilton, Geronimo
Professor von Volt had discovered the location of the famous Ruby of Fire. Before I could let out a squeak of protest, my sister Thea had dragged me into race to be the first to find the legendary gem.
3-4 booklist
Image currently unavailable 1018 : Geronimo Stilton Cavemice 1: Stone of fire, The by Stilton, Geronimo
The most precious artifact has been stolen from the Old Mouse City museum and someone needs to retrieve it from the ferocious felines.
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Image currently unavailable 23577 : Geronimo Stilton Kingdom of Fantasy 5: Volcano of fire, The by Stilton, Geronimo
Geronimo's fifth journey to the Kingdom of Fantasy! I, Geronimo Stilton, was amazed to find myself in the Kingdom of Fantasy for a fifth time. The elves had called me there. The Volcano of Fire had been mysteriously reawakened! On top of that, the Princess of the Fairies had been kidnapped. I knew I had to help -- and my friends were ready to join me. We set off through new realms to rescue the princess and save the Kingdom from destruction. What an adventure!
3-4 booklist
Image currently unavailable 4357 : Grandpa's great escape by Walliams, David & Ross, Tony (ill)
Jack's Grandpa wears his slippers to the supermarket, serves up tinned tongue for dinner and often doesn't remember Jack's name. But, he can still take to the skies in a speeding Spitfire and save the day.
5-6 booklist
Image currently unavailable 10949 : Great plague, a London girl's diary 1665-1666, The by Oldfield, Pamela
It is 1665 and the Great Plague is spreading. Thirteen year old Alice Paynton wants to return to London, to the happy life she had there, raised by her father and her Aunt Nell in the time of King Charles II. Her girlhood days turn to fear and horror as the sickness strikes, and Alice's account includes the story of the bubonic plague and the Great Fire of London in 1666.
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Image currently unavailable 14293 : Great switcheroo, The by Fusillo, Archimede & Vane, Mitch (ill)
Best friends Ray, Matty and Lurch are planning their best-ever prank to swap all their neighbours' pets. They think they will be legends but their efforts backfire.
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Image currently unavailable 36281 : Gruffalo's child, The by Donaldson, Julia & Scheffler, Axel (ill)
The Gruffalo's child goes hunting for the Big Bad Mouse, with a scaly tail, eyes like pools of fire and whiskers tougher than wire.
K-2 booklist
Image currently unavailable 7940 : Guys read: Terrifying tales by Scieszka, Jon (ed) & Grimley, Gris (ill)
A bone-chilling collection of eleven original ghost stories, perfect for sharing around the campfire, reading under the covers with a flashlight and scaring your friends' pants off. A creepy-fun read, if you're brave enough.
5-6 booklist
Image currently unavailable 2108 : Harry Potter and the goblet of fire by Rowling, J K
When the Quidditch World Cup is disrupted by Voldemort's rampaging supporters and the terrifying Dark Mark appears against the night sky, it is obvious to Harry Potter that, far from weakening, Voldemort is getting stronger. Back at Hogwarts for the fourth year Harry is astonished to be chosen to represent the school in the Triwizard Tournament. The competition is dangerous, the tasks terrifying, and true courage is no guarantee of survival - especially with the Dark Lord's forces on the rise.
7-9 booklist
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.
5-6 booklist
Image currently unavailable 2127 : Have courage, Hazel Green by Hirsch, Odo
Hazel's plan backfires and she finds she's the villain. It will take courage and determination to prove what really happened.
5-6 booklist
Image currently unavailable 40213 : Home by Oliver, Narelle
When their cliff top habitat is destroyed by fire, a pair of peregrine falcons must find a new one. They end up in the city but they wonder if they will be able to make it to their home.
5-6 booklist
Image currently unavailable 10017 : Horrible histories: Deadly days in history by Deary, Terry & Brown, Martin (ill)
The most horrible book yet. Take a whirlwind tour through the most dreadful, disastrous and deadly days in the whole of horrible history, from the grim Great Fire of Rome to the vile St Valentine's Day Massacre, leaving the gory bits in and the boring bits out.
7-9 booklist
Image currently unavailable 14465 : Horrid Henry wakes the dead by Simon, Francesca
Horrid Henry finds a sure fire way of wielding the remote control to ensure he always watches his programme of choice, vies with Moody Margaret to become the head of the school, shows off his prowess as a magician in the school talent show, and battles it out with Perfect Peter over who gets the green dinosaur and who gets the purple one.
3-4 booklist
Image currently unavailable 6257 : Hotdog: Camping time by Do, Anh & McGuiness, Dan (ill)
Hotdog, Lizzie and Kev are going CAMPING! There will be wood-chopping, campfire singalongs and an EPIC biscuit-eating competition. Its going to be awesome! Can Hotdog, Lizzie and Kev learn the skills they need to survive in the bush?
3-4 booklist
Image currently unavailable 587868 : House on the mountain, The by Holcombe, Ella & Cox, David (ill)
There is a fire coming, and we need to move quickly. Mum and Dad start packing bags, grabbing woollen blankets, the first-aid kit, torches, and then the photo albums. Dad puts Ruby on her lead and ties her up near the back door. My chest feels hollow, like a birdcage.
5-6 booklist
Image currently unavailable 5142 : Hugo Pepper by Stewart, Paul & Riddell, Chris (ill)
Hugo Pepper, a foundling raised by reindeer herders, discovers that he is really the child of ill-fated explorers. As Hugo searches for his true identity, he learns that his grandfather has mysteriously disappeared, leaving his Gazette, the Firefly Quarterly in the hands of an unscrupulous gossip slinger. Hugo must piece together the mystery of his grandfather and restore the Gazette to its former glory.
5-6 booklist
Image currently unavailable 15036 : Hugo the flying firefighter by Broekstra, Lorette
Hugo saves the day when he spots a house fire from his aeroplane and alerts the neighbourhood by sky writing an alarm.
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Image currently unavailable 56414 : Hunger games, The: catching fire by Collins, Suzanne
Katniss Everdeen has survived the Hunger Games, a terrifying fatal reality TV show. However, the Capitol want revenge for her trickery and change the rules so that she must compete for a second time. There will be twice as many opponents, all having won past games. Includes cruelty, violence and adult themes. Usually read by students in Years 9, 10 and above.
7-9 booklist
Image currently unavailable 22776 : In the realm of dragons by Ivanoff, George
Friend of magical beasts or imprisonment in a ferocious land! There are legends about dragons in this area, and when you find two strange-looking eggs, it seems the tales are true. But will the dragons be friend or foe? Only time will tell. Will you gain a powerful sidekick, or will you step into a perilous world of fire and ice?
Topics / Year 4 easy reads /
3-4 booklist
Image currently unavailable 55089 : Into the fire by Panckridge, Michael & Harvey, Pam
The story centres around a group of five friends, each of whom has their own ordeal in the face of an oncoming fire, and their attempts to protect family and possessions. As the fire approaches, a valuable brooch is stolen. The friends come together, using ingenuity and skill, to outsmart the thieves.
5-6 booklist
Image currently unavailable 25677 : Jake's great game by Spillman, Ken & Nixon, Chris (ill)
Jake just knows he's going to be awesome at soccer. He'll run down the pitch, super-fast and much too tricky for the other players. He'll fire the ball at goal like a cannon. But Jake quickly discovers that soccer isn't as easy as it looks. When he isn't tripping, he's slipping. His dribbling looks like bad passing and his passing looks like bad dribbling.
3-4 booklist
Image currently unavailable 18563 : Josie under fire by Turnbull, Ann
Josie's stays in London during the terrible bombing attacks of 1941, while her mother nurses her ailing grandmother. Josie struggles with her own feelings of inadequacy and her brother's very unpopular decision not to go to war.
5-6 booklist
Image currently unavailable 2529 : Juliet nearly a vet: bush baby rescue by Johnson, Rebecca & May, Kyla (ill)
A terrible bushfire has struck and the vet clinic is in chaos. There are baby koalas to feed, a little wombat to bandage and a funny blue-tongued lizard to care for. Luckily, Juliet is nearly a vet and is ready to help.
3-4 booklist
Image currently unavailable 579230 : Juliet nearly a vet: Collection 1 by Johnson, Rebecca
Juliet is 10, and she's nearly a Vet. She and her best friend Chelsea just LOVE animals. Juliet has a dog and two guinea pigs already, but if she's going to be the World's Best Vet, she needs a lot more animals to learn from. Juliet and Chelsea get involved in a series of exciting adventures where they, among other things, organise a pet sleepover, take part in a pony show, help baby farm animals to be born, and care for injured wildlife after bushfires. does it all go smoothly? Come on in and find out!
5-6 booklist
Image currently unavailable 2448 : Just another ordinary day by Clement, Rod
On an ordinary day for Amanda, but far from ordinary for the reader, the dinner table is on fire because the curry is too hot, the steps to her room are up a cliff, her pet cat is a lion and a tentacled, three-eyed girl is telling her news at school.
3-4 booklist
Image currently unavailable 130142 : Kane Chronicles, The: The throne of fire by Riordan, Rick
Gods and pharaohs of Ancient Egypt mingle with the teenage protagonists in this fast paced series. Carter and Sadie Kane, descendants of the magical House of Life, command certain powers. But now a terrifying enemy--Apophis, the giant snake of chaos--is rising. To destroy him the Kanes must revive the sun god Ra--a feat no magician has ever achieved. Usually read by students in years 9, 10 and above.
7-9 booklist
Image currently unavailable 24161 : Keeper of the crystals: Eve and the last dragon by Black, Jess & Hulme, Celeste (ill)
Eve turns up unannounced at her Nan's house with Oscar in tow. It's time to open the wooden box. The one her Nan had warned them was far too dangerous to go near. A crystal dragon figurine thrusts Oscar and Eve into a medieval world of dragon slayers, fire breathing dragons, castles and moats. It's a world at war. Can Eve and Oscar befriend these creatures and help save them from extinction?
3-4 booklist
Image currently unavailable 31835 : Knight of spurs and spirits, The by Deary, Terry & Flook, Helen (ill)
Cruel Sir Robert Hylton terrorises his servants in Hylton Castle. Whilst they suffer from cold, hunger and his temper, Sir Robert drinks wine, warm by the fire. When he goes too far, Sir Robert uses friends to escape the law. But ghosts are known for following their own justice. Sir Robert will not find peace.
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Image currently unavailable 586614 : Koala roundup by D'Ath, Justin & McKenzie, Heath (ill)
"It's not a race!" puffed Harry. He was wrong, Jordan thought. It was a life and death race. When a bushfire threatens the Nullambine Koala Sanctuary, Mission Fox is on the case. It's a race against time, but with a little help from doggy friends both old and new, thirty koalas might just have a chance of survival . . .
3-4 booklist
Image currently unavailable 588175 : Lady smoke by Sebastian, Laura
The Kaiser murdered Theodosia's mother, the Fire Queen, when Theo was only six. He took Theo's country and kept her prisoner, crowning her Ash Princess - a pet to toy with and humiliate for ten long years. That era has ended. The Kaiser thought his prisoner weak and defenceless. He didn't realise that a sharp mind is the deadliest weapon. Theo no longer wears a crown of ashes. She has taken back her rightful title, and a hostage - Prinz Soren. But her people remain enslaved under the Kaiser's rule, and now she is thousands of miles away from them and her throne. To get them back, she will need an army. Only, securing an army means she must trust her aunt, the dreaded pirate Dragonsbane. And according to Dragonsbane, an army can only be produced if Theo takes a husband. Something an Astrean Queen has never done. Theo knows that freedom comes at a price, but she is determined to find a way to save her country without losing herself. Usually read by students in years 9, 10 & above,
7-9 booklist
Image currently unavailable 16789 : Lennie the legend: Solo to Sydney by pony by Reeder, Stephanie Owen
In 1932, a young boy, Lennie Gwyther, made a 1200 mile (1931km) return journey from rural Victoria to Sydney to witness the opening of the Sydney Harbour Bridge. He travelled on horseback, mostly alone, camping out at night and relying on the kindness of strangers for bed and food. He encountered floods and fires, and inspired a nation coping with the Great Depression. Based on a true story.
5-6 booklist
Image currently unavailable 16829 : Library of souls: The third novel of Miss Peregrine's peculiar children by Riggs, Ransom
The Library of Souls is the thrilling conclusion to the Miss Peregrine's Peculiar Children series. Jacob, who has discovered a new ability, Emma Bloom a girl with a powerful gift of fire and Addison MacHenry, a dog who can find lost children are battling to follow the trail of their friends and beloved Miss Peregrine. They will journey to Devil's Acre, the worst slum of Victorian England times, where the future of all Peculiar Children will be decided. Usually read by students in Years 9, 10 & above.
7-9 booklist
Image currently unavailable 19278 : Lonely giant, The by Ambrose, Sophie
The forest giant likes nothing better than smashing, bashing and pulling up trees. But, when all the birds and animals disappear, the giant is very sad and lonely. He misses the crackling warmth of a fire and the sweet songs of the birds. The lonely giant sets out to restore what used to be.
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Image currently unavailable 587125 : Luis and Tabitha by Campisi, Stephanie & Mengert, Hollie (ill)
Luis is an alley cat who has everything figured out, until he meets Tabitha, a beautiful indoor cat. Separated by a tragic glass door, Luis will do anything to be with Tabitha-even brave the dangers of a fire.
K-2 booklist
Image currently unavailable 243 : Madame Doubtfire by Fine, Anne
An estranged father applies for the job of housekeeper to his children.
7-9 booklist
Image currently unavailable 91033 : Magician, The by Scott, Michael
Sophie and Josh Newman flee to Paris with Flamel and Scatty, with Dr Dee on their heels. Dee enlists the help of Niccolo Machiavelli to capture them, whilst Sophie learns Fire Magic and Josh seeks one who can awaken his powers.
7-9 booklist
Image currently unavailable 103053 : Maisy's fire engine by Cousins, Lucy
Maisy and Cyril are firefighters today, driving a fire engine as a scared cat climbs up on the roof and won't come down. Maisy and Cyril come to the rescue--and then they're off for a ride in their shiny red truck.
K-2 booklist
Image currently unavailable 103173 : Maisy's train by Cousins, Lucy
Cyril checks the water in the fire hose but he sprays it too near to a little black cat who is scared and climbs onto a house. But, brave firefighter, Maisy, fetches a ladder to bring the cat down again.
K-2 booklist
Image currently unavailable 21777 : Malcolm X: A revolutionary voice by Gormley, Beatrice
Malcolm X, born Malcolm Little, was a small boy when white supremacists firebombed his family home. Such terrifying moments, along with years of daily racist insults and barriers, shaped Malcolm's life, transforming him into one of the most articulate and rousing black nationalist leaders of all time.
7-9 booklist
Image currently unavailable 7272 : Mallee sky by Toering, Jodi & Harricks, Tannya
An extremely timely and beautiful picture book about the effects of drought and climate change in the Mallee. The first people of the land call the Mallee "Nowie". It means sunset country. When the sun goes down the red heat of the day bleeds into the sky and sets it on fire. Drought and rain -- life under a Mallee Sky. This poetic text by emerging author Jodi Toering is beautifully accompanied by lush oil paintings by fine artist and illustrator Tannya Harricks.
K-2 booklist
Image currently unavailable 5019 : Mammoth in the fridge, A by Escoffier, Michael & Maudet, Matthieu (ill)
Noah discovers a mammoth in the fridge. At first, his father doesn't believe him but the evidence is too strong. They call the fire department but the mammoth slips past their net and hides in a tree. Only Noah's little sister knows where the mammoth came from.
K-2 booklist
Image currently unavailable 6681 : Mapmaker chronicles, The: Race to the end of the world by Tait, A L
The King wants a map of the world. But, everyone knows that if you sail too far in either direction, you would fall off the edge into the jaws of a fire-breathing dragon. With reluctant adventurers, a ship captained by a slave and a mysterious sea monster, Quinn has a fight on his hands just to survive.
7-9 booklist
Image currently unavailable 36803 : Marvin Redpost: magic crystal by Sachar, Louis
When he goes home with Casey Happleton one day after school, Marvin is amazed to discover that she lives in an old fire station. But, that's not all that surprises him. Casey has a secret she wants to share. She has a crystal with super, magical powers, a crystal that makes all your wishes come true.
Topics / Year 3 easy reads /
3-4 booklist
Image currently unavailable 586171 : Mayan Prophecy, The by Scarrow, Alex
Liam O'Connor should have died at sea in 1912. Maddy Carter should have died on a plane in 2010. Sal Vikram should have died in a fire in 2026. But all three have been given a second chance - to work for an agency that no one knows exists. Its purpose: to prevent time travel destroying history . . . When Maddy finally unlocks fragments of the secret that Becks has been holding on to, the TimeRiders start to piece together their true purpose. Racing through time to connect the clues, the team discover a Mayan tribe and an ancient relic provides a vital link to the past and future.
7-9 booklist
Image currently unavailable 8201 : Me and my cat by Kitamura, Satoshi
Late one night, an old lady with a pointed hat climbs through Nicholas' bedroom window. She brandishes a broom, fires out some words and leaves. It's puzzling at the time, but not nearly as puzzling as what happens when Nicholas wakes up the next morning.
K-2 booklist
Image currently unavailable 16926 : Mermaid fire by Chapman, Linda
When Elektra's class learns how to dive down and collect magic mermaid fire, Elektra is keen to get more than everybody else. She will have to swim away from the safety of the reef, deep down to the bottom of the dark and scary sea.
3-4 booklist
Image currently unavailable 1379 : Middle school: Worst years of my life, The by Patterson, James
Rafe has enough problems at home without throwing his first year of middle school into the mix. Luckily, he's got a plan for the best year ever, if he can pull it off. With his best friend awarding him points, Rafe tries to break every rule in his school's Code of Conduct. Chewing gum in class, running in the hallway, pulling the fire alarm. But when Rafe's game starts to catch up with him, he'll have to decide if winning is all that matters, or if he's finally ready to face the rules, bullies, and truths he's been avoiding.
7-9 booklist
Image currently unavailable 24930 : Miniwings: Firestorm's musical muck-up by Sutton, Sally & Richards, Kirsten (ill)

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Image currently unavailable 1118 : Mortal fire by Knox, Elizabeth
Sixteen year old Canny has always been a little different and able to see something 'Extra'. When she joins her stepbrother to research a strange coal mine disaster, Canny discovers an enchanted valley with children who can perform a strange type of magic. With the help of the alluring Ghislain, Canny starts to untangle the mysteries of the valley, only to find out that its secrets are hers, too. Usually read by students in Years 9, 10 or above.
7-9 booklist
Image currently unavailable 6772 : My Australian story: bushfire by Murphy, Sally
Amy loves to read about real life heroes. When she is faced with a life threatening situation at her Gran's house, her understanding of what it takes to be a hero might just save her life, and her Gran's. Summer in Australia means bushfires, and when Amy and her Gran are faced with a bushfire far too close for comfort, Amy knows just what to do.
5-6 booklist
Image currently unavailable 2749 : My Chinatown by Mak, Kam
Chinatown in New York is a place of dragons, dreams, memories, fireworks and delicious food on every corner.
Topics / Displacement /
K-2 booklist
Image currently unavailable 4204 : Nanny Piggins and the wicked plan by Spratt, R A
When Mr Green announces his diabolical plan - he has decided to get married - his children (Derrick, Samantha and Michael) are horrified. Especially when they discover his real motive - he wants to get married so he can sack their beloved nanny, Nanny Piggins. Obviously their father has to be stopped, and Nanny Piggins is just the pig to do it. Because you should never ever cross a flying pig. And so, in the process of ruining Mr Green's matrimonial prospects, Nanny Piggins and the children have many exciting adventures - including being blasted across Dead Man's Gorge with an armadillo, breaking into a maximum-security prison in search of Chinese food and fighting a Gypsy Queen over a pit of fire.
5-6 booklist
Image currently unavailable 28004 : New kid, The: Unpopular me by O'Loghlin, James & Martin, Matthew (ill)
No-one enjoys being the new kid at school and Sam is no different. He doesn't set out to be the uncool new kid and has plans to be the most popular kid in the school after moving from Adelaide to Canberra. This book is hilarious with tales of lonely losers, frog underpants, fireworks and bad boys.
3-4 booklist
Image currently unavailable 619016 : Night circus, The by Morgenstern, Erin
In 1886 a mysterious travelling circus becomes an international sensation. Open only at night, constructed entirely in black and white, the Cirque des Reves delights all who wander its circular paths and warm themselves at its bonfire. There are contortionists, performing cats, carousels and illusionists - all the trappings of an ordinary circus. But this is no conventional spectacle. Some tents contain clouds, some ice. The circus seems almost to cast a spell over its aficionados, who call themselves the reveurs - the dreamers. And who is the sinister man in the grey suit who watches over it all? Behind the scenes a dangerous game is being played out by two young magicians, Celia and Marco, who, at the behest of their masters, are forced to test the very limits of the imagination - and of love. Usually read by students in years 9, 10 and above.
7-9 booklist
Image currently unavailable 6840 : Night in werewolf woods by Stine, R L
A Give Yourself Goosebumps story WoodsWorld? Or WerewolfWorld? Get out your bathing suit! You and your family are off on a summer vacation to a place called WoodsWorld. You can't wait to mess around down at the lake. Then at the Kids only Campfire you hear the rumor about WoodsWorld. Legend has it, werewolves roam the woods at night. But you're not scared. You're ready for adventure. Will you explore the deepest, darkest part of the woods? Brave the Tunnel of Waves, home of the terrifying lake monster? Or battle an army of red fire ants? The choice is yours in this scary GOOSEBUMPS adventure that's packed with over 20 super-spooky endings!
5-6 booklist
Image currently unavailable 3132 : Night noises by Fox, Mem & Denton, Terry (ill)
Lily Laceby is nearly ninety. She lives in a quiet spot in the country with her dog, Butch Aggie. As Lily dozes peacefully by the cosy fire, Butch Aggie stirs, alarmed by strange noises. Children will enjoy the suspense as Lily reaches the door.
K-2 booklist
Image currently unavailable 14993 : Olly and me by Hughes, Shirley
Beautifully illustrated collection of sophisticated poetry for the very young. Mum's birthday, Saturday shopping, fireworks and water play are all captured in blank verse.
K-2 booklist
Image currently unavailable 290 : One-eyed cat by Fox, Paula
Ned fired just one shot from the forbidden gun. But someone was watching. When a one-eyed cat turns up in an elderly neighbour's yard, Ned is caught in a web of guilt, fear, and shame when he fears his shot wounded the one-eyed cat.
7-9 booklist
Image currently unavailable 11460 : Open fire by Carter, Charlie & Jeffery, Russell (ill)
Plucked from a boring Saturday morning in the library, Napoleon is invited to join a secret project that collects information on great leaders from the big battles of history. The public librarian is not who she seems, and Napoleon meets wisecracking robots and uses cool gadgets in this adventure in which he joins Captain Frances Drake at the sinking of the Spanish armada.
5-6 booklist
Image currently unavailable 14994 : Out and about by Hughes, Shirley
A collection of beautifully illustrated blank verse for the very young exploring nature - mud, water, fire, mist and wind - and a child's feelings. Double-page illustrations will delight children who love detail.
K-2 booklist
Image currently unavailable 28003 : Peacock detectives, The by Nugent, Carly
The last time the peacocks, William Shakespeare and Virginia, went missing Cassie found them sitting on a coiled hose behind the fire station, and Dad called 'Cassie Andersen, Peacock Detective'. So this time she knows what to do - she'll look for clues, write down all the important details in her Notebook for noticing and track them down. But the clues lead her in unexpected directions, and Cassie finds herself investigating a puzzling mystery about her family, searching for a missing friend, and facing her worst fear. And, in the middle of it all, she is working out how to be a writer.
5-6 booklist
Image currently unavailable 7927 : Petlandia by Hannan, Peter
When Madame Wigglesworth, a supremely aloof cat, finds her place with her family usurped with the arrival of Grub, a ridiculous and stupid puppy, she decides action must be taken. But, her plans misfire and, as chaos reigns, she resorts to increasingly destructive tactics to regain her perceived rightful place in charge.
3-4 booklist
Image currently unavailable 35363 : Philomena Wonderpen is a school camp star by Bone, Ian & Dawson, Janine (ill)
Philomena Wonderpen's class is going on a school camp. Philomena is so excited and she can't wait to go hiking, build a campfire and have a midnight feast. She might get to use her magic wonderpen. Not even Sarah Sullivan with her matching pink backpack can spoil the fun.
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Image currently unavailable 586168 : Pirate kings, The by Scarrow, Alex
Liam O'Connor should have died at sea in 1912. Maddy Carter should have died on a plane in 2010. Sal Vikram should have died in a fire in 2026. But all three have been given a second chance - to work for an agency that no one knows exists. Its purpose: to prevent time travel destroying history . . . Relocated to Victorian London, the TimeRiders joy-ride back to 1666 to witness the Great Fire of London. In the ensuing chaos, Liam and their newest recruit, Rashim, find themselves trapped between the fire and the Thames. They escape onboard a river boat, only to be confronted by an unscrupulous captain with his heart set on treasures of the high seas . . . Can Liam and Rashim survive the bloodthirsty and barbaric age of piracy long enough to be rescued?
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Image currently unavailable 13446 : Pool of fire, The by Christopher, John
Will must fight the Tripods who have dominated and ruled humanity for many years.
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Image currently unavailable 6939 : Pup patrol: Bush rescue by Odgers, Darrel & Odgers, Sally & Dawson, Janine (ill)
James and Stamp, the border collie, have a new friend, Ace, a dog of mixed breed. No one has taught Ace any manners. It's up to James and Stamp to show her how to behave, if only she would listen. When Daisy Ado the Cockatoo flies in, James decides to return her to her owner. But, there's a bushfire coming and the local vet has his hands full. James, Stamp and Ace must try to save all the pets in Jasper.
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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.
5-6 booklist
Image currently unavailable 9438 : Quentaris in flames by Pryor, Michael
When a fire is deliberately lit in the elf neighbourhood of Quentaris, Nisha and Tal get caught up in the action. They escape and must defend the city from a swarm of Zolka, insect-like creatures from the rift caves.
7-9 booklist
Image currently unavailable 13103 : Radio Boy by O'Connell, Christian & Biddulph, Rob (ill)
When Spike gets fired from hospital radio, he decides to launch his own show from a makeshift studio in his dad's shed, under the secret identity of Radio Boy. Spike quickly becomes an underground hit. But will he handle his newfound fame well? Is calling a homework strike a good idea? Will he impress Katherine Hamilton, the girl he wants to marry? Can he keep his identity a secret? The answers to these questions are inside this book. (SPOILER ALERT: mostly the answers are 'no'.)
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Image currently unavailable 2133 : Ratwhiskers and me by Marwood, Lorraine
A prose-verse novel, set amidst the chaos and brutality of the Victorian goldfields in the 1800s. The narrator, traumatised by a fire in which her family died, and her mangy dog, Ratwhiskers, are befriended by a Chinese boy. Posing as a boy, she flees to the Chinese camp, pretending to be Chinese and taking a new name.
7-9 booklist
Image currently unavailable 7885 : Ring of fire, The by Bradford, Chris
After a snowstorm forces him to take shelter, Jack enters a village in need of protection from raiding mountain bandits. Torn between moving on or helping, Jack is persuaded to stay and fight the villagers' cause. But, Jack is the first and only samurai to do so. Now, he must enlist other warriors to the villagers' aid before the bandits return to steal their harvest. No easy task when the reward is so little and he is a foreigner. If only he had his friends to call on.
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Image currently unavailable 1983 : Road to Gundagai, The by French, Jackie
Bluebell Laurence, crippled in a house fire, is rescued from her home by circus folk who warn of her imminent demise. Madam Zlosky administers a healing brew and Blue becomes Belle Magnifico, a mermaid and harem dancer who rides the pick-pocketing, gentle natured, circus elephant The Queen of Sheba. They travel and come to Gibber's creek where the story unfolds and Blue discovers the truth about herself and the magnanimous Madam Zlosky.
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Image currently unavailable 71424 : Robot riot by Griffiths, Andy
Henry appears to be jealous of the fabulous new girl claiming she is a robot on a mission to destroy the world. No-one in 5B is fooled until Roberta starts to outshine them all. Maybe everyone is jealous of Roberta or, perhaps, she just could be as dangerous as Henry thinks. In a desperate bid to outwit her, they invent the Grantbot. Things backfire spectacularly as only they can for Henry McThrottle and his friends.
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Image currently unavailable 28074 : Roman diary: journal of a young slave by Platt, Richard & Parkins, David (ill)
The year is AD 102 and Iliona, an educated Greek girl, has been orphaned and sold as a slave in Rome. In time, Iliona discovers that the teeming city at the heart of the empire is a fascinating place. Through her eyes, we see the Roman army return in triumph, witness fighting gladiators, escape a house fire and discover how Roman women dress their hair.
3-4 booklist
Image currently unavailable 130805 : Rosie to the rescue by Costain, Meredith & Burke, Tina (ill)
Rosie's passion is fire engines and every week she gets to help her neighbour check the equipment on the town's fire engine. One day, Rosie gets to play a much more important role.
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Image currently unavailable 21388 : Secret seven fireworks by Blyton, Enid & Ross, Tony (ill)
Jack's little sister, Susie, is so annoying. The Secret Seven are furious when they discover she's formed her own detective gang. Then some money is stolen, and Susie is a chief suspect. The Seven can't quite believe it , Susie wouldn't do anything that bad.
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Image currently unavailable 345 : Secrets in the fire by Mankell, Henning
Based on a true account of a young refugee girl's determination to overcome the loss of her legs in a Mozambique landmine accident. A deeply moving and unforgettable story.
7-9 booklist
Image currently unavailable 5253 : Secrets we share, The by Weetman, Nova
Clem is slowly rebuilding her life after a house fire destroyed everything. She's about to start high school with her two best friends and she's finally settled into living with her dad in their tiny flat. But when her mum unexpectedly moves in, Clem feels like there's no space for her. Then she meets Matt, a funny and rebellious fourteen-year-old with family troubles of his own. When everything starts to unravel, Clem must decide which secrets to keep and which to share.
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Image currently unavailable 3902 : Selby's secret by Ball, Duncan
Selby, the talking dog, dreams of cosy fireside chats with his owners but he realises he must keep his powers a secret otherwise he might be turned from family pooch to family servant. It won't be easy.
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Image currently unavailable 32836 : Skulduggery Pleasant: Playing with fire by Landy, Derek
With Serpine dead, the world is safe once more. At least, that's what Valkyrie and Skulduggery think until the notorious Baron Vengeous makes a bloody escape from prison, and dead bodies and vampires start appearing all over Ireland. With just about everyone out to kill Valkyrie, the daring detective duo face their biggest challenge yet.
7-9 booklist
Image currently unavailable 35874 : Skyfire by Adams. Michael
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.
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Image currently unavailable 4033 : Slaves of the mastery by Nicholson, William
It is five years later, and Kestrel's people have been enslaved. It is a strange set of circumstances that will lead to the overthrow of the Mastery. Sometimes violent and cruel but always compelling. Usually read by students in Years 9, 10 or above.
7-9 booklist
Image currently unavailable 5076 : Snow like ashes: Ice like fire by Raasch, Sara
The Winterians are free and Meira just wants her people to be safe. When Primoria's lost and powerful chasm of magic is unearthed, Theron sees this find as an opportunity. But, Meira fears the danger that so much magic poses. When the king sends them on a mission to discover the chasm's secrets, Meira plans to garner support to keep the chasm shut, even if it means clashing with Theron. As the web of power and deception pulls tighter, Meira begins to wonder if she should be fighting not just for Winter but for the world. Usually read by students in Years 9, 10 or above.
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Image currently unavailable 5989 : Spelled by Schow, Betsy
Fairy Tale Survival Rule #32: If you find yourself at the mercy of a wicked witch, sing a romantic ballad and wait for your Prince Charming to save the day. Yeah, no thanks. Dorthea is completely princed out. Sure being the crown princess of Emerald has its perks - like Glenda Original ball gowns and Hans Christian Louboutin heels. But a forced marriage to the not-so-charming prince Kato is so not what Dorthea had in mind for her enchanted future. Talk about unhappily ever after. Trying to fix her prince problem by wishing on a (cursed) star royally backfires, leaving the kingdom in chaos and her parents stuck in some place called "Kansas." Now it's up to Dorthea and her pixed off prince to find the mysterious Wizard of Oz and undo the curse...before it releases the wickedest witch of all and spells The End for the world of Story.
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Image currently unavailable 36375 : Spirit animals: Fire and ice by Hale, Shannon
The Conquerors continue to fight to take over Erdas. Only Conor, Abeke, Meilin and Rollan, supported by the gifts of their legendary spirit animals, have the power to defeat an evil takeover. In the cold North, the heroes arrive at a quiet village where not everything is as it seems. Finding the truth in this deceptively beautiful place won't be easy. The team is already out of time and the Conquerors are right behind them.
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Image currently unavailable 2781 : Starlight Stables: Bush bolts by Nicholas, Soraya
Poppy is thrilled that her best friend, Sarah, is finally coming to visit Starlight Stables. She's sure that Sarah will love it as much as she does, especially Poppy's beautiful pony, Crystal, and her horse-mad friends, Milly and Katie. But, it soon becomes clear that Sarah doesn't share Poppy's love of horses and riding. She's more interested in helping Poppy's uncle with some bushfire-injured animals. When a bushfire erupts nearby, Poppy finds herself fighting not only to save her friendship but also to save her beloved Starlight Stables.
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Image currently unavailable 82290 : Stars of Quentaris by Pryor, Michael
Fire magician, Nisha Fairsight and her friend Tal, hear that a star has fallen from the heavens and taken another form. Archon, the ruler of Quentaris, is offering a reward of 100 gold royals to anyone who finds the fallen star. Nisha and Tal visit threatening rift worlds and sail a boat of fire to the skies in their quest for the missing star.
7-9 booklist
Image currently unavailable 8911 : Steam, steel and speed by Nicholson, John
Find out how steam power changed Australia. You can read about paddle steamers trading up and down the nation's waterways, steam-powered factories churning out everything from biscuits to iron ships, new railways slashing travel times and all kinds of new jobs for fettlers and firemen, puddlers and pumpers, barge-masters and billy-boys.
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Image currently unavailable 7912 : Stella by starlight by Draper, Sharon M
In 1932, ten year old Stella lives in the segregated South of the United States. Some stores she can go into, others she can't. Some folks are right pleasant, others less so. To Stella, it sort of evens out, and the Ku Klux Klan hasn't bothered them for years. But, one late night, Stella and her little brother see something they're never supposed to see, something that is the first flicker of change to come. As Stella's community and her world are upended, she decides to fight fire with fire. She learns that ashes don't necessarily signify an end.
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Image currently unavailable 593637 : Stella the unstoppable and the talent show fiasco by Newsome, Richard
Who knew fire extinguisher foam was bad for guinea pigs? Stella found out the hard way and is now forced to enter the talent show as punishment. Can she get herself out of this predicament with the help of her crazy friends? Maybe her dog Defer will help her, maybe her crazy idea might just work.
3-4 booklist
Image currently unavailable 1200 : Stick man by Donaldson, Julia & Scheffler, Axel (ill)
Stick Man lives in the family tree with his Stick Lady Love and their stick children three. But it's dangerous being a Stick Man. A dog wants to play with him, a swan builds her nest with him. He even ends up on a fire. How will he get back home.
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Image currently unavailable 7603 : Stink and the shark sleepover by McDonald, Megan & Reynolds, Peter H (ill)
When Stink's parents win tickets for the whole family to sleep over at the aquarium (along with Stink's two best friends), it sounds like a science freak's dream come true. Stink loves the sea-creature scavenger hunt (Bat ray! Brain coral!), the jellyfish light show and the shiver of sand tiger sharks with razor-sharp teeth. And of course Stink is nuts about gross stuff - but after some spooky stories around the virtual campfire, can he fall asleep while thinking about the eating habits of the vampire squid? Especially Bloody Mary, the mutant, glowing Frankensquid that's supposed to be on the prowl?
3-4 booklist
Image currently unavailable 95969 : Stolen children of Quentaris by Crew, Gary
This gripping fantasy tells the story of Garnet, Jasper and Moon Jewel, Quentaran children, stolen by Nordian traders to sell to the Trollantan rat people. The setting for this fantasy adventure series is the magical city of Quentaris, which is home to a Medieval-style human society, elves, dwarves, water and fire magicians, earth elementals and other amazing creatures who inhabit the fantastical Rift Caves outside the city.
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Image currently unavailable 10497 : Sun-snatchers, The by Cole, Steve
Captain Teggs and his faithful crew of astrosaurs, on the spaceship DSS Sauropod, are on a mission to help the planet of the woolly rhinos, where one of their three suns has gone missing. Teggs and his team must investigate who could have swallowed such a huge ball of fire. But, soon, they discover they are dealing with a rare and enormous creature, a solarwurm, and they have to muster all their strength to sort it out.
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Image currently unavailable 7120 : Tashi and the mixed-up monster by Fienberg, Anna & Barbara & Gamble, Kim (ill)
A fire-breathing monster breaks out of Wise-as-an-Owl's workshop and threatens them all, and when Tashi is accused of killing the carp in Soh Meen's pond, he uses a Truth Potion to find the real culprit.
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Image currently unavailable 4355 : Tashi and the wicked magician and other stories by Fienberg, Anna & Barbara & Gamble, Kim (ill)
Tashi is bold and clever and tells the best stories ever. There's a Magnificent Magician with a greedy plan, a haunted house about to go up in flames, ruthless ruffians after a rare orchid and a quest for the bravest person in the land to face the fire-breathing Red Whiskered Dragon.
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Image currently unavailable 6053 : Team hero: Lair of the fire lizard by Blade, Adam
General Gore, leader of the forces of darkness had been vanquished or so they thought. On a mission to the arctic Team Hero, Jack, Ruby and Danny, pick up the signal of missing Hero Academy teacher Ms Steele. Despite being ordered to wait for backup Jack, Ruby and Danny go in knowing that every moment counts. But between our heroes and Ms Steele is the lair of a huge fire-breathing lizard that can turn solid rock to molten lava. Ruby's Fire Vision Power is fizzling out and Danny's Super Hearing Power is failing to pick up any sign of danger. How can the team get past this dangerous creature? Three heroes, each with their own superpower, team up to face their greatest enemy once again!
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Image currently unavailable 8193 : Tender moments of Saffron Silk, The by Millard, Glenda & King, Stephen Michael (ill)
Everyone knows that Saffron Silk has a talent for pretending to be someone else, but when the firebirds rage inside her head, and it hurts even to breathe, Saffron barely has the energy to be herself.
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Image currently unavailable 4714 : Thea Stilton and the legend of the fire flowers by Stilton,Geronimo
The Thea Sisters are in Hawaii to compete in an international hula festival. The mouselets are having a great time until they learn that the festival is located on the side of a volcano that is about to erupt. No one else seems know about the danger.
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Image currently unavailable 33847 : Thea Stilton and the mountain of fire by Stilton, Geronimo
Thea's friends the Thea Sisters take off for Australia to solve a mystery. A flock of sheep at Nicky's family's ranch is losing all its wool, and the ranch depends on the wool to stay afloat! Maybe the sheep's cure lies in an Aboriginal medicine containing a strange root.
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Image currently unavailable 6786 : Through the smoke by Cummings, Phil & McLean, Andrew (ill)
The fire awoke like a dragon. Its flames licked the sky, and smoke veiled the sun. With a hungry crackle and an angry hiss, the cruel beast circled, trapping them. Until, through the smoke, knights appeared. Through the Smoke tells the story of three kids, their imagination and a frightening fire in the Australian bush.
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Image currently unavailable 575719 : Thunderhead: Arc of a scythe by Shusterman, Neal
It's been a year since Rowan went off-grid. Hunted by the Scythedom, he has become an urban legend, a vigilante snuffing out corrupt scythes in a trial by fire. Citra, meanwhile, is forging her path as Scythe Anastasia, gleaning with compassion. However, conflict within the Scythedom is growing by the day, and when Citra's life is threatened, it becomes clear that there is a truly terrifying plot afoot. The Thunderhead observes everything, and it does not like what it sees. Will it intervene? Or will it simply watch as this perfect world begins to unravel? Usually read by students in years 9, 10 and above.
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Image currently unavailable 6516 : Time travelling with a hamster by Welford, Ross
My dad died twice. Once when he was thirty nine and again, four years later, when he was twelve. The first time had nothing to do with me. The second time definitely did. When Al Chaudhury discovers his late dad's time machine, he finds that going back to the 1980s requires daring and imagination. It also requires lies, theft, burglary and setting his school on fire. All without losing his pet hamster, Alan Shearer.
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Image currently unavailable 17777 : TimeRiders by Scarrow, Alex
Liam O'Connor should have died at sea in 1912. Maddy Carter should have died on a plane in 2010. Sal Vikram should have died in a fire in 2029. Yet, moments before death, someone mysteriously appeared to save them. But, Liam, Maddy and Sal aren't rescued. They are recruited by an agency that no one knows exists, and with only one purpose, to fix broken history.
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Image currently unavailable 4633 : TimeRiders: Eternal war, The by Scarrow, Alex
The TimeRiders are in the middle of the American Civil War. When Abraham Lincoln follows Liam to the present day, it's up to Maddy to persuade two warring colonels to cease fire long enough for the team to come up with a way of stitching time back together.
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Image currently unavailable 14593 : Tinder by Gardner, Sally & Roberts, David (ill)
Soldier Otto Hundebis defies Death but walks a dangerous path. A half beast half man gives him shoes and dice which lead him deep into a web of dark magic and mystery. He meets the beautiful Safire, pure of heart and spirit, the scheming Mistress Jabber and the terrifying Lady of the Nail. He learns the powers of the tinderbox and the wolves, whose master he becomes. Usually read by students in Years 9, 10 or above.
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Image currently unavailable 54351 : True stories of heroes by Dowswell, Paul
Thirteen thrilling true stories of courage and heroism. From firefighters battling a blazing nuclear reactor to one housewife's brave defiance of the Gestapo, this book contains inspiring tales of extraordinary courage from everyday people.
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Image currently unavailable 35840 : True stories of the Blitz by Brook, Henry
A thrilling collection of true stories about the Blitz of 1940, for modern young readers. Recounts the fascinating stories of ordinary Londoners who experienced the Blitz, including firefighters, fighter pilots and children evacuated far from their families.
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Image currently unavailable 586209 : Truly Tan: baffled! by Storer, Jen & Robertson, Claire (ill)
It is winter in Peppercorn Valley and Tan and her very best friend Gloria go to a bonfire. At school. At night.They also go on a lantern walk and spy on Journeys End. Journeys End is the creepiest house in Peppercorn Valley. And the old ladies who live there have painted weird symbols all over the outside walls. What could the symbols mean? And is the house haunted and if so, are the old ladies in danger? Tan has a hunch they are, but this mystery is complicated and she is baffled!
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Image currently unavailable 35642 : Tumblegrass and the bushfire by O'Dowd, Annie
Tumblegrass is in big trouble. He was supposed to be looking after his little sister, Cotton Reel, but she is missing. A bushfire is coming and Tumblegrass must find Cotton Reel before all is lost.
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Image currently unavailable 28907 : Undercurrent, The by Weston, Paula
Eighteen-year-old Julianne De Marchi is different. As in - she has an electrical undercurrent beneath her skin that stings and surges like a live wire. She can use it-to spark a fire, maybe even end a life - but she doesn't understand what it is. And she can barely control it, especially when she's anxious. Ryan Walsh was on track for a stellar football career when his knee blew out. Now he's a soldier - part of an experimental privatised military unit that has identified Jules De Marchi as a threat. Is it because of the weird undercurrent she's tried so hard to hide? Or because of her mother Angie's history as an activist against bio-engineering and big business? It's no coincidence that Ryan and Jules are in the same place at the same time - he's under orders to follow her, after all. But then an explosive attack on a city building by an unknown enemy throws them together in the most violent and unexpected way. Usually read by students in Years 9, 10 or above.
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Image currently unavailable 21224 : Unicorn quest, The by Benko, Kamilla
Claire Martinson still worries about her older sister Sophie, who battled a mysterious illness last year. But things are back to normal as they move into Windermere Manor. Everything changes when the sisters climb a strange ladder in a fireplace and enter the magical land of Arden. There, they find a world in turmoil. The four guilds of magic no longer trust each other, the beloved unicorns have disappeared, and terrible wraiths roam freely. Scared, the girls return home. But when Sophie vanishes in the night, it will take all of Claire's courage to climb back up the ladder, find her sister, and uncover the unicorns' greatest secret.
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Image currently unavailable 1000 : Viking longship by Manning, Mick & Granstrom, Brita (ill)
Follow an appealing cast of characters through their everyday lives, both at work and at play. Charge into a Viking battle, watch skilful ship builders at work, visit a Viking farmstead and listen to fireside tales about the Viking gods.
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Image currently unavailable 76590 : Volcanoes by Schreiber, Anne
Hot melted rock from the middle of our planet forces its way up through cracks in the Earth's crusts, exploding violently and, sometimes, unexpectedly in volcanic fury. Fire up your imagination with vivid images of lava, ash, molten rock, weird rocks and steaming seawater.
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Image currently unavailable 29306 : WeirDo 4: Super weird by Do, Anh & Faber, Jules (ill)
Our new puppy FiDo is perfect. He's super weird, just like us. Dad's training to become a firefighter, while Weir's busy with Pet Day.
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Image currently unavailable 12603 : Wells and Wong mystery: Jolly foul play by Stevens, Robin
Daisy Wells and Hazel Wong have returned to Deepdean for a new school term. Things have changed. There's a new Head Girl, Elizabeth, and those bullying Big Girls are certainly not good eggs. Tensions are running high and, after the fireworks display, Elizabeth is found murdered. Secrets and scandals, scribbled on scraps of paper, suddenly begin to appear around the school. And, even with their own friendship falling to pieces, Daisy and Hazel must try to solve this mystery.
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Image currently unavailable 4872 : Wind singer, The by Nicholson, William
Kestrel hates the rules of Aramanth and, in defiance, climbs the wooden tower known as the wind singer. This brings the wrath of the Chief Examiner against her family and Kestrel and her twin brother must travel on a terrifying quest.to save their beloved father. Sometimes violent and cruel but always compelling. Usually read by students in Years 9, 10 or above.
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Image currently unavailable 3503 : Wish kin, The by Hedley, Joss
Fourteen year old, Colm Bell, and his younger sister, Lydia, wake to the smell of smoke and the sound of gunfire as raiders attack their home and their father. They flee to the hills, alone in a hostile landscape, a land without rain and empty cities, where small groups of people live in suspicion. They hear of the Wish Kin, people who may have the power to heal the earth. But, the sinister Clan are tracking the children.
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Image currently unavailable 12453 : Wisp of smoke, A by Wrightson, Patricia
Mrs Piggott is a dignified old lady. When she notices a frail plume of smoke that comes twisting up from the edge of the hearth, or else from the floor, she suspects rats. Some good-natured firemen come to her rescue.
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"December 1940, London: Christopher Larkham finds an ancient Roman ring inscribed with a phoenix. As he takes shelter from the firestorm of the Blitz, the ring glows, and pushing open a door, he finds himself in 1666 and facing the Great Fire of London. Fire-and-brimstone preacher, Brother Blowbladder, and his men of the Righteous Temple have prayed for the ancient gods of fire to bring flames down upon London, a city of sin. Could Christopher be their messenger? Or was it the strange girl on the quay who drew him back in time? Why do the Righteous men wear the same phoenix symbol as the engraving on Christophers ring? "

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