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Challenge Level : K-2 Challenge Level : 3-4 Challenge Level : 5-6 Challenge Level : 7-9

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Lily and me
Moses Aaron tells the story of how he met Lily, a cancer patient in the Children's Hospital, and how he told her stories throughout her treatment.
ISBN 9780091830311
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 1996
Topics / Australian Author /
Aaron, Moses
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Does my head look big in this
Amal is a typical sixteen year old. When she decides to wear a head scarf to school, her Islamic faith, personal strength and friendships are tested. An insight into contemporary Australian ethnic and religious issues. Strong language in context.
ISBN 9780330421850
Publisher Pan MacMillan, 2005
Topics / Australian Author /
Abdel-Fattah, Randa
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Friendship matchmaker goes undercover, The
Lara's friendship matchmaking days are over, until things get complicated. The playground is in chaos, kids are arguing and crying all over the place and when a recently arrived refugee students starts in Lara's class, the challenge of finding him a friend is too much for her to resist.
ISBN 9781862919488
Publisher Omnibus Books, 2012
Topics / Australian Author /
Abdel-Fattah, Randa
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Friendship matchmaker, The
At her school, Lara has a mission to help other children make and keep friends. Lara gives advice and rules for friendships, and is even writing a manual about it. When a new girl comes to school, everything starts to unravel. As Lara embarks on a competition to find a best friend for the most difficult client ever, she comes to see the true value and importance of friendship.
ISBN 9781862919204
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2011
Topics / Australian Author /
Abdel-Fattah, Randa
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Jodie
Best friends Jodie, Rania and Deyana can't believe what they have found in the school library - a mysterious book that writes itself, just for them. Jodie's life is difficult enough - her father is in a new relationship and she's trying to get used to having a stepsister. The advice the book is giving her is so confusing. Who is the ghostly writer and what does she want.
ISBN 9781742990101
Publisher Omnibus Books, 2013
Topics / Australian Author /
Abdel-Fattah, Randa
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Noah's law
Sixteen year old Noah is a troublemaker. His father is a hotshot barrister. This is not a good combination. When Noah gets caught misbehaving at school, his dad sends him to work at his aunt's law firm, during the holidays, to learn responsibility and fix his attitude. Noah discovers Law & Order TV shows differ from reality big time.
ISBN 9780330426183
Publisher Pan MacMillan, 2010
Topics / Australian Author /
Abdel-Fattah, Randa
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Ten things I hate about me
Jamie hates lot of things about her life, her dark hair, her dad's Charter of Curfew Rights and her real name. Jamie has hidden her Lebanese background from everyone at school and it's only with her email friend, John, that she can really be herself. But, things are getting complicated. The most popular boy in school is interested in her, she keeps thinking about Timothy, the school loner, and the school formal is coming up.
ISBN 9780330422741
Publisher Pan MacMillan, 2006
Topics / Australian Author /
Abdel-Fattah, Randa
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Where the streets had a name
Thirteen year old Hayaat is on a mission. She believes that a handful of soil from her grandmother's ancestral home in Jerusalem will save her life. The problem is the impenetrable wall that divides the West Bank, as well as the checkpoints, the curfews, the permit system and Haany's best friend, Samy, who always manages to attract trouble.
ISBN 9780330424202
Publisher Pan MacMillan, 2008
Topics / Australian Author /
Abdel-Fattah, Randa
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As I grew older
Ian Abdulla tells of his life and experiences growing up in a traditional Aboriginal family, living the Nunga way of life on the Murray River in the 1950s.
ISBN 9781862911833
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 1993
Abdulla, Ian
No book cover.
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Tucker
Telling the story of his childhood spent living along the Murray River, Ian Abdulla's pictures speak of fishing and hunting with his Aboriginal brothers in the 1950s.
ISBN 9781862912069
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 1995
Abdulla, Ian
No book cover.
Ghost club series - NEW SERIES 2014
Any two books from this series may be read as Challenge books and up to five more can be read as personal choice books. Go to the online booklists for the PRC ID of the individual books in this series.
Series Ghost club series - NEW SERIES 2014 (3 books)
Abela, Deborah
No book cover.
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Ghost club: a Transylvanian tale
Ghost trackers Angeline and Edgar are off to their first Ghost Club Convention in Transylvania, where a ghost is causing chaos, even with the most famous of ghost catchers around, Ripley Granger.
ISBN 9781742758534
Series Ghost club series - NEW SERIES 2014 (3 of 3)
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2013
Topics / Australian Author /
Abela, Deborah
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Ghost club: the haunted school
With the help of Ghost Club, Angeline and Edgar must find out who the ghost at their school is so they can help her but first they have to convince their school principal that kids can be ghost catchers too, and they have to avoid Travis the bully, who is spying on them and causing trouble wherever they go.
ISBN 9781742750835
Series Ghost club series - NEW SERIES 2014 (2 of 3)
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2012
Topics / Australian Author /
Abela, Deborah
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Ghost club: the new kid
Angeline and Edgar might be kids, but they're also two of Ghost Club's youngest ghost-catchers. Got a problem with a ghost or poltergeist. Angeline and Edgar are the experts to call. A slightly spooky but mostly funny series about the mischief ghosts can make - and the kids who take care of the mess.
ISBN 9781742750804
Series Ghost club series - NEW SERIES 2014 (1 of 3)
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2012
Topics / Australian Author /
Abela, Deborah
No book cover.
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Grimsdon
A group of children, led by the gutsy Isabella and inventive Griffin, are eking out a living in Grimsdon, a flooded city, abandoned due to rising sea levels. When newcomer Xavier arrives, events are set in motion from which none of them emerge unchanged.
ISBN 9781741663723
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2010
Topics / Australian Author /
Abela, Deborah
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Max Remy super spy series
Any two titles read from this series can be included as official Challenge books; up to five more titles can be included as your personal choice books. To see the individual book titles and their PRC ID numbers, go to the Series lists on the Booklists page on the website. Or, you can search for a series name or the individual titles by using the Search function on the top left hand corner of the screen.
Series Max Remy super spy series (10 books)
Abela, Deborah
No book cover.
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Max Remy super spy: Blue's revenge
Blue is locked up in the world's most secure prison but that has never stopped him from making his evil plans before.
ISBN 9781740519137
Series Max Remy super spy series (6 of 10)
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2004
Topics / Australian Author /
Abela, Deborah
No book cover.
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Max Remy super spy: spyforce revealed
Max and Linden are a bit perplexed by how Max's imaginary, top-secret spy organisation has come to life. But they don't have too much time to think about it because Spyforce is sending them on their first mission.
ISBN 9781740517669
Series Max Remy super spy series (2 of 10)
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2002
Topics / Australian Author /
Abela, Deborah
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Max Remy super spy: the Amazon experiment
This is an insect-ridden, piranha- eating, alligator- munching, tarantula- crawling adventure through the Amazon Jungle to rescue Frond, find the Triatoma bug and return to Spyforce to save the agents.
ISBN 9781740519120
Series Max Remy super spy series (5 of 10)
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2004
Topics / Australian Author /
Abela, Deborah
No book cover.
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Max Remy super spy: the final curtain
During a Spy force celebration, a small deadly devise pulses in the floor beneath them. The next day during Spy training, Max Remy is found unconscious. Did she fall or was she attacked? Why are famous monuments and buildings crumbling around London? Who is behind it, and will Linden survive a madman's deadly plans? This could be the end of Spy force.
ISBN 9781741661255
Series Max Remy super spy series (10 of 10)
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2008
Topics / Australian Author /
Abela, Deborah
No book cover.
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Max Remy super spy: the French code
When a leading archeologist disappears from the Louvre, the world's most famous museum, Spyforce agents, Max, Linden and Toby, are sent to France to mind his spoilt daughter.
ISBN 9781741661194
Series Max Remy super spy series (9 of 10)
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2007
Topics / Australian Author /
Abela, Deborah
No book cover.
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Max Remy super spy: the Hollywood mission
Another in the Max Remy super spy series. This time, Max is in Hollywood but it's not all glitz and glamour as she tackles high-speed snow chases, earthquakes and an evil plan to use the movie industry to destroy the world.
ISBN 9781740518598
Series Max Remy super spy series (4 of 10)
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2003
Topics / Australian Author /
Abela, Deborah
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Max Remy super spy: the nightmare vortex
Max and her friend Linden go to a secret venue for the Annual Spy Awards Night. Despite the remote location and extremely high security, their top secret location is discovered by Mr Blue.
ISBN 9781740518581
Series Max Remy super spy series (3 of 10)
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2004
Topics / Australian Author /
Abela, Deborah
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Max Remy super spy: the time and space machine
Eleven year old Max Remy hates almost everything and everyone except her fictitious friend, super spy Alex Crane. Max is unhappily bundled off to her country relations but finds they are not the hicks she thought they would be.
ISBN 9781740517652
Series Max Remy super spy series (1 of 10)
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2002
Topics / Australian Author /
Abela, Deborah
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Max Remy super spy: the Venice job
Venice is in danger and they've already detonated one bomb. Max, Linden and Toby join forces with a young Italian spy, Luca Cavello, to track down the culprit.
ISBN 9781741660319
Series Max Remy super spy series (7 of 10)
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2005
Topics / Australian Author /
Abela, Deborah
No book cover.
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Max Remy: mission in Malta
Max embarks on a seemingly easy mission to look after a scientist and his bloodsucking leeches. But, this just might be Max's most dangerous mission yet.
ISBN 9781741660654
Series Max Remy super spy series (8 of 10)
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2006
Topics / Australian Author /
Abela, Deborah
No book cover.
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Remarkable secret of Aurelie Bonhoffen, The
Aurelie's family owns, runs and performs on Bonhoffen's Seaside Pier. They have been there for decades but a developer is working to have the fair and the Bonhoffen's removed.
ISBN 9781741660951
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2009
Topics / Australian Author /
Abela, Deborah
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Finals, The
Depicts the story of a soccer team and their quest to make the finals. A new, enthusiastic coach is enlisted, who employs coaching tactics that a number of team members and supporters believe are too rough and inappropriate.
ISBN 9781741661002
Series Jasper Zammit series (3 of 3)
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2006
Topics / Australian Author /
Abela, Deborah & Warren, Johnny
No book cover.
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Game of life, The
When a new girl, Lil, joins the team, Jasper thinks he's found someone as obsessed with soccer as he is. But there's one hitch - Lil's dad is the reason Jasper's dad has lost his job.
ISBN 9781741660661
Series Jasper Zammit series (1 of 3)
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2005
Topics / Australian Author /
Abela, Deborah & Warren, Johnny
No book cover.
Jasper Zammit series
Any two titles read from this series can be included as official Challenge books; up to five more titles can be included as your personal choice books. To see the individual book titles and their PRC ID numbers, go to the Series lists on the Booklists page on the website. Or, you can search for a series name or the individual titles by using the Search function on the top left hand corner of the screen.
Series Jasper Zammit series (3 books)
Abela, Deborah & Warren, Johnny
No book cover.
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Striker, The
Depicts the story of a soccer team and their quest to make the finals. A new player joins the team and suffers the taunts of others because he cannot speak English. He is a very proficient player and helps to achieve some victories on and off the field.
ISBN 9781741660869
Series Jasper Zammit series (2 of 3)
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2005
Topics / Australian Author /
Abela, Deborah & Warren, Johnny
No book cover.
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Hitchhiker's guide to the galaxy, The
The hilarious saga of a pair of Earth refugees who stumble on the meaning of life after the planet is destroyed.
ISBN 9780330491198
Publisher Pan Macmillan London, 2002
Adams, Douglas
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Pigs and honey
An account of an Aboriginal family on a weekend outing.
ISBN 9781863880466
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 1993
Adams, Jeanie
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Watership down
A warren of rabbits is being chased from its home by a land developer. The rabbits have their own language and culture which is as complex and fascinating as human society.
ISBN 9780060935450
Publisher Oxford University Press, 2001
Adams, Richard
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Titanic
Discover the secrets of the luxury liner, Titanic, from life on board to its watery grave.
ISBN 9780751363036
Series Eyewitness series (30 books)
Publisher Dorling Kindersley, 1999
Adams, Simon
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Tudor
Go back in time to Tudor England, to meet Henry VIII and learn about the Spanish Armada. Find out why Henry VIII had six wives and see how ferocious battles were fought and won. Packed with photographs and fascinating facts that bring this exciting and, often, dangerous time to life.
ISBN 9781405304740
Series Eyewitness series (30 books)
Publisher Dorling Kindersley, 2004
Adams, Simon
No book cover.
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World War 1
A guide to the grim challenges of life or death on the Western Front of World War 1. First-hand reports and contemporary photographs of the battles that slaughtered millions, as nation upon nation sent their young men to join the carnage.
ISBN 9780751330847
Series Eyewitness series (30 books)
Publisher Dorling Kindersley, 2002
Adams, Simon
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Nelson Mandela: father of freedom
South Africa's famous freedom-fighter struggled for race equality all his life and won. He became president of the people he helped to free and, in so doing, earned love and respect worldwide. It concludes with his life in retirement.
ISBN 9780750233200
Publisher White-Thomson Publishing Ltd, 2001
Adi, Hakim
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Lampo circus, The
The Lampo Circus has arrived in Drabville! Having seen the last of Lord Aldor, the town is keen to celebrate and enjoy the circus, but the circus is not as it should be and the children of Drabville find themselves in a grim world.
ISBN 9780732286194
Series Strangest adventures series (2 of 3)
Publisher Angus & Robertson (HarperCollins), 2008
Topics / Australian Author /
Adornetto, Alexandra
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Shadow thief, The
Milli and Ernest live in Drabville, where the houses and people are all the same. Milli yearns for adventure and when they get kidnapped to Hog House, they need to outwit Lord Aldor to escape and save their town.
ISBN 9780732286187
Series Strangest adventures series (1 of 3)
Publisher Angus & Robertson (HarperCollins), 2007
Topics / Australian Author /
Adornetto, Alexandra
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Strangest adventures series
Millipop Klompet lives in stultifyingly boring Drabville, with her slightly offbeat family and spends her days longing for adventure. Any two books from this series may be read as Challenge books; up to five more can be read as personal choice books. Go to the Series lists for individual book titles.
Series Strangest adventures series (3 books)
Adornetto, Alexandra
No book cover.
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Von Gobstopper's arcade
Master toymaker, Gustav Von Gobstopper, builds a toy arcade for the children of Drabville. Millie and Ernest encounter a small band of toys that are hiding and a cohort of discredited surgeons, all of which begins to point towards a scheme to eradicate all children.
ISBN 9780732286637
Series Strangest adventures series (3 of 3)
Publisher Angus & Robertson (HarperCollins), 2009
Topics / Australian Author /
Adornetto, Alexandra
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Previously
A fascinating backwards walk through familiar narratives that would appeal to multiple age groups, the read to and the reading. A sound knowledge of fairy stories and nursery rhymes and a willingness to think in new ways are prerequisites for enjoying this book to the full.
ISBN 9781844280629
Publisher Walker Books, 2007
Topics / Year 5 easy reads /
Ahlberg, Allan & Ingman, Bruce
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Pencil, The
A lonely little pencil creates things which have a life of their own. All is well until pencil draws a rubber which then creates mayhem. Pencil must work out a way to stop the rubber from rubbing out every drawing.
ISBN 9781406309621
Publisher Walker Books, 2008
Ahlberg, Allan & Ingman, Bruce (ill)
No book cover.
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Foot in the grave
Eight handsome, ambiguous pictures provide inspiration for eight creepy ghost and horror stories. Includes a cautionary tale for anyone who has been unkind to a younger sibling.
ISBN 9780670841691
Publisher Viking Children's, 1992
Aiken, Joan
No book cover.
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Wolves of Willoughby Chase, The
Two cousins who live in Willoughby Chase are left in the care of a cruel governess.
ISBN 9780099411864
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2001
Aiken, Joan
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Eight cousins
Rose's guardian, Uncle Alec, makes her eat healthy things like oatmeal, and even tries to get her to give up her pretty dresses for drab, sensible clothes. Rose doesn't think she will ever get used to her uncle's crazy notions and all her noisy relatives.
ISBN 9780140374568
Series Little women series (5 of 6)
Publisher Penguin, 1996
Alcott, Louisa May
No book cover.
1961
Good wives
Good Wives is the sequel to Little Women, and sees Beth, Amy, Meg and Jo embarking on married life.
ISBN 9780140366952
Series Little women series (2 of 6)
Publisher Penguin, 1995
Alcott, Louisa May
No book cover.
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Jo's boys
The adventures of the boys from the school and more of the story of the March family, set at Plumfield School, run by Jo and her husband on the lines of her husband's theories of education.
ISBN 9780140367140
Series Little women series (4 of 6)
Publisher Puffin Australia, 1996
Alcott, Louisa May
No book cover.
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Little men
The adventures of the boys from the school and more of the story of the March family, set at Plumfield School, run by Jo and her husband on the lines of her husband's theories of education.
ISBN 9780140367133
Series Little women series (3 of 6)
Publisher Penguin, 1995
Alcott, Louisa May
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Little women
The classic story of the four March sisters, growing up in a close, American family during the Civil War. Even though money is short, times are tough and their father is away at war, the girls' infectious sense of fun sweeps everyone up in their adventures. Through sisterly squabbles, their happy times and sad ones too, the sisters discover that growing up is sometimes very hard to do.
ISBN 9781904633273
Series Little women series (1 of 6)
Publisher CRW Publishing, 2004
Alcott, Louisa May
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Little women series
Any two titles read from this series can be included as official Challenge books; up to five more titles can be included as your personal choice books. To see the individual book titles and their PRC ID numbers, go to the Series lists on the Booklists page on the website. Or, you can search for a series name or the individual titles by using the Search function on the top left hand corner of the screen.
Series Little women series (6 books)
Alcott, Louisa May
No book cover.
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Rose in bloom
The world seemed a beautiful and friendly place, and fulfillment of her brightest dreams appeared to be possible for Rose. Of course this could not last, and disappointment was inevitable, as life presents all its highs and lows.
ISBN 9781604241549
Series Little women series (6 of 6)
Publisher Puffin Australia, 2006
Alcott, Louisa May
No book cover.
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Girl from the sea, The
An intriguing summer adventure where thirteen year old Beau meets wild, irrepressible Lelee, a girl from the sea. Together with Beau's younger sister, they search in their boat for a box believed to contain a fortune, but smugglers are looking too.
ISBN 9780143001126
Publisher Penguin, 2002
Topics / Australian Author /
Aldridge, James
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True story of Lilli Stubeck, The
The life of a Romani family living in squalor in an abandoned shack. Lilli is removed from her large family by a wealthy old woman who helps to civilise her. But, there's an ongoing battle seemingly for possession of Lilli's very soul.
ISBN 9780140123289
Publisher Penguin, 1989
Topics / Australian Author /
Aldridge, James
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True story of Spit MacPhee, The
Spit, the barefoot grandson of old Fyfe, has other ideas for his future after his grandfather dies and the town wants Spit to go into an orphanage.
ISBN 9780140105902
Publisher Penguin, 1988
Topics / Australian Author /
Aldridge, James
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Wings of Kitty St Clair, The
The St Clairs are an adventurous flying family in Victoria post First World War and Kitty is inspired to fly just like her mother. After the tragic death of Kitty's mother, everyone rallies to help with her pain.
ISBN 9780143004929
Publisher Penguin, 2006
Topics / Australian Author /
Aldridge, James
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eSide
Sam and her mother live in the rear of the Conch Cafe, close to Sam's best friend Melody. The building is owned by greedy witch Hecate who will do everything in her power to own the cafe's Good-Luck-Conch. After Hecate steals the shell and the cafe burns down, the girls have a series of adventures in eSide where they must travel through dangerous digital worlds before they can recover their conch.
ISBN 9781741307740
Publisher Five Senses Publications, 2013
Topics / Australian Author /
Alexander, Goldie
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My Australian story: surviving Sydney Cove, the diary of Elizabeth Harvey, Sydney, 1790
Life in the early days at Sydney Cove is told through the diary of a young girl.
ISBN 9781865042671
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2000
Topics / Australian Author /
Alexander, Goldie
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My horrible cousins and other stories
The short stories feature girls as the main characters, girls who are strong and resourceful, overcome adversity, solve problems, and are determined and passionate about causes.
ISBN 9781921454721
Publisher Teaching Solutions, 2009
Topics / Australian Author /
Alexander, Goldie
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Starship Q
After initial mistrust, Jackson, a human boy, joins forces with young, telepathic aliens, Iyaki and Aari, to overcome a mutiny aboard a starship. A fun-packed, fast-paced, courageous adventure to save the imprisoned crew results.
ISBN 9780732992200
Publisher MacMillan, 2004
Alexander, Goldie & Hamill, Dion
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Cow-pats
Red is obsessed with painting but life on the drought-affected farm, combined with his father's need for expensive heart surgery, makes it unlikely he will pursue his artistic dream. Then a mysterious stranger buying artistic cow pats arrives.
ISBN 9780732992057
Publisher Macmillan Education Australia Pty Ltd, 2004
Alexander, Goldie & Hamill, Dion (ill)
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Bullies, bigmouths and so-called friends
Bullies push you around, bigmouths make sarcastic comments about you and so-called friends tell your secrets. Don't feel like a loser, just build up your defences. This book shows you how.
ISBN 9780340911846
Publisher Hodder Children's Books (Australia), 2006
Alexander, Jenny
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Black cauldron, The
The evil death-lord Arawn is threatening the peaceful land of Prydain. Taran, the pig-keeper and hero of the Chronicles, must help find and destroy Arawn's powerful black cauldron, which creates an army of warriors who cannot be killed as they have no life. Taran must overcome the huntsman of Annuvin and the enchantresses, Orddu, Orwen and Orgoch, to fulfil his mission and protect Prydain.
ISBN 9781409515067
Series Chronicles of Prydain, The (2 of 5)
Publisher Usborne Publishing Ltd, 2011
Alexander, Lloyd
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Book of three, The
Taran, a lowly Assistant Pig-Keeper, longs for adventure. When the magical pig, Hen Wen, disappears, Taran embarks on a death-defying quest to save her from the evil Horned King. His perilous adventures bring Taran new friends, an irritable dwarf, an impulsive bard, a strange hairy beast and the hot-headed Princess Eilonwy. Together, they face many dangers.
ISBN 9780440407027
Series Chronicles of Prydain, The (1 of 5)
Publisher Usborne Publishing Ltd, 1999
Alexander, Lloyd
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Castle of Llyr
It's time for Eilonwy, Princess of the Royal House of Llyr, to become a lady, although she'd much rather seek adventures with pig-keeper, Taran. With his faithful companions, Taran must negotiate the lair of the giant cat, Llyan, and the cavern of the King of Stones in his quest to win back Eilonwy before he loses her to the feeble Prince Rhun or, worse still, to the clutches of the evil enchantress, Achren.
ISBN 9781409515074
Series Chronicles of Prydain, The (3 of 5)
Publisher Usborne Publishing Ltd, 2011
Alexander, Lloyd
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Chronicles of Prydain, The
Any two titles read from this series can be included as official Challenge books; up to five more titles can be included as your personal choice books. To see the individual book titles and their PRC ID numbers, go to the Series lists on the Booklists page, on the website. Or, you can search for a series name or the individual titles by using the Search function on the top left hand corner of the screen.
Series Chronicles of Prydain, The (5 books)
Alexander, Lloyd
No book cover.
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High king, The
Death Lord Arawn has stolen the black sword Dyrnwyn, the most powerful weapon in the kingdom. At the request of Prince Gwydion, Taran rallies old and new friends to raise an army to march against Arawn's terrible warriors. Together, they must battle through a frozen wasteland to Mount Dragon, where a deadly confrontation awaits and Taran's true destiny will at last be fulfilled.
ISBN 9780746068380
Series Chronicles of Prydain, The (5 of 5)
Publisher Usborne Publishing Ltd, 2011
Alexander, Lloyd
No book cover.
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Taran wanderer
Assistant pig-keeper Taran has fallen in love with Princess Eilonwy. But, he is yet to discover the truth about himself. Determined to prove worthy in her eyes, he sets off on a quest for knowledge of his birthright. With his loyal friends, Taran meets three enchantresses who send him to consult the mysterious Mirror of Llunet, to find the truth about himself.
ISBN 9780746068397
Series Chronicles of Prydain, The (4 of 5)
Publisher Usborne Publishing Ltd, 2011
Alexander, Lloyd
No book cover.
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Barack Obama: hope for the world
Every page includes facts and photos about Barack Obama's childhood days, his rise to the top job in the world and how he plans to change America, and the world, for the better.
ISBN 9781409113140
Publisher Orion, 2009
Alexander, Tim
No book cover.
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William Shakespeare & the globe
This is an introduction to Shakespeare's life and work, and his theatre, The Globe, which was reconstructed in London.
ISBN 9780064437226
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, UK, 2000
Aliki
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Littlest witch, The
Thirteen year old triplets, Gwen, Nel and Rain discover that they are a witch, an elf and a vampire. Their lives take an extraordinary twist as they are thrown into another world in their quest to defeat Driath, the most evil witch of all.
ISBN 9780330423571
Publisher Pan MacMillan, 2010
Allars, Martine
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Blue death, The
A doctor turns detective to solve a mystery around the cholera epidemic in London, 1854.
ISBN 9780340805718
Publisher Hodder & Stoughton, 2002
Allen, Judy
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My Australian story: our Don Bradman, the diary of Victor McDonald, Sydney, 1932
Like many Australian boys in the 1930s, Victor McDonald is cricket mad. Life is hard during the Great Depression, Victor's father has lost his job and the family is moving to Sydney. Victor keeps a diary that includes his meeting with Don Bradman.
ISBN 9781865045917
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2004
Topics / Australian Author /
Allen, Peter
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My name is Mina and I love the night
Mina empties her thoughts, stories and dreams into her notebook, creating an extraordinary journal of her transition from school to homeschool and of life in her neighbourhood. Prequel to Skellig, also on 7-9 booklist,
ISBN 9780340997253
Publisher Hodder Children's Books (UK), 2010
Topics / Australian Author /
Almond, David
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Savage, The: graphic novel
An extraordinary graphic novel that confronts raw grief visually and through the words of Blue Baker, devestated at the loss of his father and offended by the patronising support he is offered. Blue's grief is angry and violent and inconsolable. Strangely though Blue does find relief from his suffering and the record of his journey is here. Strong language and images used in context.
ISBN 9781406308150
Publisher Walker Books, 2008
Topics / Graphic novels /
Almond, David
No book cover.
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Skellig
Michael and Mina care for an extraordinary being when it seems to have given up on life.
ISBN 9780340716007
Publisher Hodder & Stoughton, 1999
Almond, David
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Skellig: the play
In the dark and derelict garage, Michael discovers a strange creature. His life is in turmoil with his baby's illness and his new found friendship with 'a girl'. The strange creature affects his life. Michael wonders if it could possibly be an angel.
ISBN 9780340854334
Publisher Hodder Children's Books (Australia), 2003
Almond, David
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Wild girl, wild boy: a play
Following the death of her father, a young girl attempts to regain her grip on life.
ISBN 9780340854310
Publisher Hodder & Stoughton, 2002
Almond, David
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Boy who swam with piranhas, The
As Stan journeys away from the life he's always known, he mingles with a carnival full of eccentric characters and meets the legendary Pancho Pirelli, the man who swims in a tank full of perilous piranhas. Will Stan be bold enough to dive in the churning waters himself and choose his own destiny.
ISBN 9780763661694
Publisher Candlewick Press, 2013
Almond, David & Jeffers, Oliver (ill)
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Mouse bird snake wolf
In a safe and calm world, three children conjure, from twigs and leaves and stones, a mousy thing, a chirpy thing, and a twisty legless thing. But as the children's ideas grow bolder, the power of their visions proves greater and more dangerous than they, or the gods, could ever have imagined.
ISBN 9781406322897
Publisher Walker Books, 2013
Topics / Graphic novels /
Almond, David & McKean, Dave (ill)
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Slog's dad
Slog's father is dead and he knows it. But, when he sees the scruffy man outside the butcher shop, Slog knows that it's his father who has returned to see him, just as he promised. But, Davie, his best friend, is just as convinced that this man is a fake.
ISBN 9781406322903
Publisher Walker Books, 2010
Almond, David & McKean, Dave (ill)
No book cover.
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Free: stories celebrating human rights
Celebrating the 60th anniversary of Amnesty International, this engaging book contains a great collection of entertaining and thought-provoking stories. Each story relates directly to one of the thirty articles about individual rights and responsibilities that make up the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
ISBN 9781406318302
Publisher Walker Books, 2009
Amnesty International
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We are all born free: the universal declaration of human rights in pictures
Proclaimed by the United Nations on December 10, 1948, the Declaration of Human Rights applies to every child and adult throughout the world. Each of its 30 articles has been written in a way that children can understand and beautifully illustrated by well-known artists.
ISBN 9781845076504
Publisher Frances Lincoln, 2008
Topics / Year 6 easy reads /
Amnesty International (contr)
No book cover.
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Chains
This story follows two very different battles for independence, that of slave girl, Isabel, and the American War of Independence. Presents a realistic view of prejudice and slavery in 18th century America and includes some violence.
ISBN 9780747598657
Publisher Bloomsbury, 2008
Anderson, Laurie Halse
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Fever 1793
In 1793, fourteen year old Mattie hates getting out of bed and being nagged by her mum. Her friend, Polly, comes down with yellow fever. The disease starts to spread through the city, and even Mattie has to get serious as the panic spreads.
ISBN 9780340854099
Publisher Hodder & Stoughton, 2002
Anderson, Laurie Halse
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Forge
Curzon joins the American army, fighting for independence against the British. As well as the hardships of soldiering, Curzon lives with the fear of discovery, for he is an escaped slave, passing for free. Then there is Isabel, who is also at Valley Forge against her will. They have to sort out the tangled threads of their friendship while figuring out what stands between the two of them and true freedom. Includes some violence.
ISBN 9781408803806
Publisher Bloomsbury, 2011
Anderson, Laurie Halse
No book cover.
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Don't forget me Cobber: Australia and the First World War
A comprehensive account of World War 1 and Australians' battlefield experiences at Gallipoli, on the Western Front and in the Middle East. Includes the desert campaigns fought by the lighthorsemen and the contribution of the Navy, Flying Corps and the nurses. Includes colour images and black and white photographs.
ISBN 9780975712351
Publisher ANZAC Day Commemoration Committee QLD Incorporated, 2006
Topics / Australian Author /
Anderson, Matt
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Milad: the voyage to Ophir
Milad decides to go on one sea voyage to save his family's fortunes and embarks on a journey where he will find sea-battles, pirates, treasure, spies, perils and love. As part of a Phoenician fleet in the service of King Solomon, he experiences danger on the high seas and in deepest Africa, but he also finds the truest of friends in unexpected places.
ISBN 9781741691153
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2008
Anhar, Nazam
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Scrimshaw
Young Nathan is taken hostage by Captain Graham and his pirates. Nathan must decide whether to succumb to pressure and join the murderous crew or fight for his freedom.
ISBN 9781741693386
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2009
Anhar, Nazam
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Fly a Rebel Flag, the battle at Eureka
The diggers were fed up. Ever since the gold rushes began, police had hounded them about their licences. The diggers of Ballarat took up arms, built a stockade and swore to defend themselves. That twenty minute battle changed Australia forever.
ISBN 9781921167430
Publisher Black Dog Books, 2007
Topics / Australian Author /
Annear, Robyn
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Longest war, The
Told from the perspective of the elder of two daughters, this novel deals with the emotional struggle of an ex-Vietnam War nurse, and the ongoing impact of the war on her family.
ISBN 9780141303246
Publisher Penguin, 1999
Topics / Australians at war /
Antle, Nancy
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Red sand, blue sky
When young Amy goes to stay with her aunt in the central outback, she befriends Lana. Together, they must overcome racial and cultural barriers and join forces to foil a criminal who is stealing artefacts.
ISBN 9781558612785
Publisher Feminist Press, 2002
Topics / Australian Author /
Applegate, Cathy
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Encounter, The
When Tobias and his friends were given the power to morph, they were warned not to stay in a morph for more than two hours. But, Tobias broke the time limit and now he's trapped in the body of a hawk. When he discovers an important Yeerk secret, Tobias knows he has to destroy it, but he'll have to contend with a part of himself that's wrestling for control. A part that isn't human.
ISBN 9780545291538
Series The Animorphs (3 of 4)
Publisher Scholastic US, 2011
Applegate, K A
No book cover.
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Invasion, The
The Earth is being invaded but no one knows about it. When Jake, Rachel, Tobias, Cassie and Marco stumble upon a downed spaceship and its dying pilot, they're given an incredible power. They can transform into any animal they touch, becoming Animorphs, the unlikely champions in a secret war for the planet. And the enemies they're fighting could be anyone, even the people closest to them.
ISBN 9780545291514
Series The Animorphs (1 of 4)
Publisher Scholastic US, 2011
Applegate, K A
No book cover.
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Message, The
Cassie and her friends have been having nightmares ever since they acquired the power to morph. But, when Cassie discovers that Tobias has been having the exact same dreams about the ocean and a voice that's calling to them for help, she decides it's time to start listening. Now she and the others have to figure out if the dreams are a message or a trap.
ISBN 9780545291569
Series The Animorphs (4 of 4)
Publisher Scholastic US, 2011
Applegate, K A
No book cover.
The Animorphs
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Series The Animorphs (4 books)
Applegate, K A
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Visitor, The
Rachel is still reeling from the news that the Earth is secretly under attack by parasitic aliens, the Yeerks. And, that she and her friends, who have the power to morph into any animal they touch, are the planet's only defence. When it's suggested that they infiltrate the home of their assistant principal, who is a human host of the Yeerks, Rachel volunteers.
ISBN 9780545291521
Series The Animorphs (2 of 4)
Publisher Scholastic US, 2011
Applegate, K A
No book cover.
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Keepers' daughter, The
Ten years ago, the leader of the Shadowmen killed many of the Keepers, the teachers and bearers of ancient knowledge threatening his barbaric rule. Rebellion is flaring again and Nyssa and her uncle, descendants of the Keepers, must flee in search of the other half of a strange tattoo on Nyssa's skull.
ISBN 9781905294947
Publisher Chicken House, 2009
Arbuthnott, Gill
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Awful end
When both of Eddie's parents catch a disease that makes them turn yellow and smell of hot-water bottles, it's agreed that he should go to stay at Awful End with relatives. Sadly, the relatives are Mad Uncle Jack and Even-Madder Aunt Maud.
ISBN 9780571203543
Series Eddie Dickens trilogy (1 of 3)
Publisher Faber & Faber, 2000
Ardagh, Philip
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Dreadful acts
Eddie Dickens narrowly avoids an explosion, a hot-air balloon and arrest, only to find himself falling for a girl with a face like a camel and into the hands of a murderous gang of escaped convicts.
ISBN 9780571209477
Series Eddie Dickens trilogy (2 of 3)
Publisher Faber & Faber, 2001
Ardagh, Philip
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Eddie Dickens trilogy
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Series Eddie Dickens trilogy (3 books)
Ardagh, Philip
No book cover.
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Fall of Fergal, The
When Le Fay McNally wins a typing competition in London, it is the start of a great adventure. Little does she know that it will lead to the salvation of her father and the end of her brother, Fergal.
ISBN 9780571210695
Series Unlikely exploits (1 of 3)
Publisher Faber & Faber, 2002
Ardagh, Philip
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Heir of mystery
A cross between Dickens and Monty Python, this is the second book in the Unlikely Explots trilogy chronicling the adventures of the McNally family. Fergal McNally's pickled brain has been stolen. The McNally children must stop fiendish Mr Maggs.
ISBN 9780571210947
Series Unlikely exploits (2 of 3)
Publisher Faber & Faber, 2004
Ardagh, Philip
No book cover.
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Rise of the house of McNally, The
The McNally family are down-trodden no more. They are, in fact, stinking rich with plans to put the money to good use.Others, of course, have different ideas. All the questions are revealed.
ISBN 9780571210992
Series Unlikely exploits (3 of 3)
Publisher Faber & Faber, 2004
Ardagh, Philip
No book cover.
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Terrible times
Eddie, our steadfast hero, is en route to North America aboard a sailing ship, with a cargo hold full of left shoes, the world-famous Dog's Bone Diamond and some very disreputable travelling companions. A mysterious stowaway and some familiar faces from Eddie's past only complicate matters, as does being tied up and set adrift in a leaky rowboat.
ISBN 9780571216222
Series Eddie Dickens trilogy (3 of 3)
Publisher Faber & Faber, 2003
Ardagh, Philip
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Unlikely exploits
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Series Unlikely exploits (3 books)
Ardagh, Philip
No book cover.
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Book of absolutely useless lists
A chunky book, jammed full of fascinating, whacky and absurd facts and information, with a list for every day of the year. Useful information like seven objects to use as a paperweight; twenty characters more famous than their inventors; and, four runners-up who became more famous than the person who won.
ISBN 9780230700505
Publisher MacMillan, 2007
Ardagh, Phillip
No book cover.
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Music
Ever since Stone Age humans used slabs to create sound, man has invented an extraordinary variety of instruments in the pursuit of new ways of making music. Find out how sound is created, the three main categories of instruments, how different instruments are played and the types of sound they produce.
ISBN 9780751347548
Series Eyewitness series (30 books)
Publisher Dorling Kindersley, 2002
Ardley, Neil
No book cover.
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Bravo Billy
Thirteen year old Billy is passionate about his guitar and his favourite band.
ISBN 9780207198342
Publisher Angus & Robertson (HarperCollins), 2000
Topics / Australian Author /
Arena, Felice
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Whippersnapper
Fourteen year old Gus lives and breathes basketball. When he's is in a terrible accident, Gus can't believe he's survived. But, he's woken up in the body of an old man and his own body is unconscious in intensive care. Now, he has a seventy year old wife, really bad taste in clothes, his friends don't recognise him and his family thinks he's crazy. Gus just wants to be fourteen again and play basketball.
ISBN 9780143306092
Publisher Puffin Australia, 2011
Topics / Australian Author /
Arena, Felice
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Specky Magee
Specky Magee is mad about Australian Rules Football, but nobody comes to see him play. He finds a photo of himself as a baby in footy gear and thinks that he might be adopted. Now he is off to find his father.
ISBN 9780207198298
Series Specky Magee series (1 of 8)
Publisher HarperCollins Australia, 2002
Topics / Australian Author /
Arena, Felice & Lyon, Garry (ill)
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Specky Magee and a legend in the making
Specky Magee wonders whether Robbo and Danny will ever talk to him again, what could possibly scare the Great McCarthy and what is Screamer up to now.
ISBN 9780143301899
Series Specky Magee series (5 of 8)
Publisher Puffin Australia, 2006
Topics / Australian Author /
Arena, Felice & Lyon, Garry (ill)
No book cover.
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Specky Magee and the battle of the young guns
As Specky battles it out in the state carnival for a chance to play on the hallowed MCG turf, back at school he has a fight on his hands just to be allowed to play with his beloved Booyong Lions. And when his long-lost grandpa comes to visit, it's all-out war at home as well. Specky's loyalty to his friends, his team and to AFL will be tested like never before.
ISBN 9780143304661
Series Specky Magee series (7 of 8)
Publisher Puffin Australia, 2009
Topics / Australian Author /
Arena, Felice & Lyon, Garry (ill)
No book cover.
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Specky Magee and the best of Oz
Specky has been selected to represent Australia in International Rules football, against Ireland in a two-test competition. The team is the best that Australia has but the pressure is on, with a new set of rules to learn and skills to perfect with the round ball. Specky has some serious decisions to make about his future before he returns home.
ISBN 9780143304678
Series Specky Magee series (8 of 8)
Publisher Puffin Australia, 2011
Topics / Australian Author /
Arena, Felice & Lyon, Garry (ill)
No book cover.
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Specky Magee and the boots of glory
Thirteen year old Simon 'Specky' Magee is mad about Australian Rules Football. He is known for his Speck-tacular marking ability and goal kicking. Specky's change of school leads to divided loyalties in a sport where that is not tolerated.
ISBN 9780143301882
Series Specky Magee series (4 of 8)
Publisher Penguin, 2005
Topics / Australian Author /
Arena, Felice & Lyon, Garry (ill)
No book cover.
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Specky Magee and the great footy contest
Thirteen year old Simon 'Specky' Magee is mad about Australian Rules Football. He is known for his Speck-tacular marking ability and goal kicking. A popular television show runs a nationwide contest to find a great footy champion.
ISBN 9780143300618
Series Specky Magee series (2 of 8)
Publisher Penguin, 2003
Topics / Australian Author /
Arena, Felice & Lyon, Garry (ill)
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Specky Magee and the season of champions
Thirteen year old Simon 'Specky' Magee is mad about Australian Rules Football. He is known for his Speck-tacular marking ability and goal kicking. The Booyong High Lions return for the second half of the season but Specky finds himself sidelined.
ISBN 9780143300625
Series Specky Magee series (3 of 8)
Publisher Penguin, 2004
Topics / Australian Author /
Arena, Felice & Lyon, Garry (ill)
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Specky Magee and the spirit of the game
Specky can't wait to get to the country and have the chance to play grassroots football for the first time against adults. But more is at stake than the outcome of just one game.
ISBN 9780143303015
Series Specky Magee series (6 of 8)
Publisher Puffin Australia, 2007
Topics / Australian Author /
Arena, Felice & Lyon, Garry (ill)
No book cover.
Specky Magee series
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Series Specky Magee series (8 books)
Arena, Felice & Lyon, Garry (ill)
No book cover.
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Car crazy
Step into the amazing world of cars. Check out the gadgets and secret weapons of the Batmobile and James Bond's Aston Martin DB5. Look at the fascinating history of how cars first started and dare to imagine the cars of the future. Find your favourite car in this book for car crazy kids.
ISBN 9781865048932
Series X-zone series (48 books)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2005
Topics / Year 6 easy reads /
Armstrong, Cindy
No book cover.
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Amazing plants
Learn about some of the world's wonderful and different plants. Some are amazing in the way they look, others are extraordinary in the way they have adapted to their environment. Easy to access information includes unusual or amazing facts, photographs, charts and maps.
ISBN 9781865048833
Series X-zone series (48 books)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2005
Topics / Year 6 easy reads /
Armstrong, Cindy
No book cover.
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You're a star
Some people have incredible obstacles to overcome to become stars.
ISBN 9781865048857
Series X-zone series (48 books)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2005
Armstrong, Cindy
No book cover.
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Sounder
A poor, African-American family living in the South in the 1800s find their lives change forever when the father is arrested.
ISBN 9780064400206
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, UK, 2002
Armstrong, William H
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Invisible friend, The
Tom's family has moved and he now goes to a new school. Tom is finding school very difficult because Big Ben and his group take great delight in harassing him. Tom's saviour is Grey Arthur, a ghost, who is just as miserable.
ISBN 9780340892978
Publisher Hodder Children's Books (Australia), 2005
Arnold, Louise
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Esty's gold
The 1840's potato famine in Ireland and the death of her father dramatically change thirteen year old Esty's life. The remaining family members migrate to Australia in the hope of making their fortune. The goldfields, Ballarat and the Eureka Stockade feature in the life of this feisty heroine.
ISBN 9781845079659
Publisher Frances Lincoln, 2009
Arrigan, Mary
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Rosa Parks: courageous citizen
She wouldn't get up, refusing to relinquish her seat for a white man. With that simple, courageous act, Rosa Parks struck a blow against injustice. She showed what one person, without guns or violence, could do to change the course of history. Her arrest mobilised the black community for a citywide bus boycott that led to a landmark Supreme Court decision.
ISBN 9781402748653
Series Sterling biographies series (18 of 29)
Publisher Sterling Publishing Co, 2008
Ashby, Ruth
No book cover.
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Sky village, The
In a future where wild beasts, humans and mechanical beings battle for control, two children, Mei and Rom, on opposite sides of the earth, connect through a mysterious journal that comes alive to reveal a powerful primal force and a frightening destiny. Mei and Rom must work together to overcome evil.
ISBN 9780763635244
Series Kaimira series (1 of 1)
Publisher Candlewick Press, 2008
Ashland, Monk & Nigel & Nentrup, Jeff (ill)
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Aftershock
Makis and his mother, Sofia, escape a devastating Greek earthquake, which took his father's life. London is a very different place and students tease him about his language and culture. Makis quickly earns a place in the school football team. Sofia, isolated by her grief and lack of English, sinks into depression. Makis has a brilliant idea to help her but competing loyalties mean that something has to give.
ISBN 9781847800558
Publisher Frances Lincoln, 2011
Ashley, Bernard
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Wasim and the champ
Footie-mad Wasim and his team mates enter the local football competition. But, after an incident at the local mosque and a fight involving Wasim's older brother, the teams become split between white and Asian boys. Wasim and the surprise celebrity at the competition, an international boxing champion from their area, cleverly diffuse a tense situation.
ISBN 9781847800572
Publisher Frances Lincoln, 2011
Ashley, Chris & Pankhurst, Kate (ill)
No book cover.
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Wasim's challenge
Year Five are off to Snowdonia and Wasim Ahmed has been looking forward to it for months. He has vowed to participate in the Ramadan fast but keeps his fasting a secret. Lack of food and drink cause him to sit out the first day's activities. When a box of chocolates disappears, Wasim becomes prime suspect. Then, on a walk, the group gets lost and Wasim is in serious danger on the mountainside.
ISBN 9781847800565
Publisher Frances Lincoln, 2010
Ashley, Chris & Pankhurst, Kate (ill)
No book cover.
Grimstones, The
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Series Grimstones, The (3 books)
Asphyxia
No book cover.
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Hatched
A gothic fairytale about an unusual family, comprising a grieving mother, an exceptional child, a grandpa who is an eccentric apothecary and a domineering aunty. The arrival of a three legged baby from a giant blue egg is the tonic that Mama needs and a delightful distraction for Martha, who is trying to find her own special talent in the world.
ISBN 9781742376882
Series Grimstones, The (1 of 3)
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2012
Topics / Australian Author /
Asphyxia
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Mortimer revealed
Martha Grimstone is determined to find out more about her father, Mortimer, whose death, when she was a baby, dominates the household. Her mother spends much of her time in the crypt, weeping over him. Martha and her baby brother create a potion in Grandfather's apothecary and, with the doll house, recreate the events of the night Mortimer died. A gothic fairytale about a very unusual family.
ISBN 9781742376899
Series Grimstones, The (2 of 3)
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2012
Topics / Australian Author /
Asphyxia
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Music school
Martha is at the Queen's Music Academy, where she is desperate to learn how to use her music to turn back the storms which threaten her home, but why won't the teachers let her play her own compositions.
ISBN 9781743316252
Series Grimstones, The (4 of 3)
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2013
Topics / Australian Author /
Asphyxia
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Whirlwind
A gothic fairytale about a whirlwind that refuses to be stomped on, two feisty Angora rabbits, and a disaster of exponential proportions that could be woven into something magnificent.
ISBN 9781743313008
Series Grimstones, The (3 of 3)
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2012
Topics / Australian Author /
Asphyxia
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Cowzat
At last the true, well almost, story of how cricket was invented. Told in rollicking verse and with zany illustrations, this book will bowl you over.
ISBN 9781921136658
Publisher Windy Hollow Books, 2010
Topics / Australian Author /
Atherton, Bruce & Redlich, Ben (ill)
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Sophie's secret war: a Second World War girl's diary, 1939-1940
Sophie has an important but terrifying role to play in the Second World War. As a citizen of France during German occupation, her youth and frequent bike rides to visit other towns enable her to pass messages under the enemy's nose. She becomes deeply involved in the French resistance and a daring plan to save a young Scottish soldier.
ISBN 9781407108650
Series My story (16 books)
Publisher Scholastic UK, 2009
Atkins, Jill
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Australia's commemorative days
Well-organised under clear headings and well-presented information on days that are celebrated in Australia with contents, websites, a glossary and ideas for related things to do.
ISBN 9781740702966
Series Australian Library series (3 of 21)
Publisher Harcourt Education Australia, 2006
Atkins, Michelle
No book cover.
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Australia's worst disasters
Well-organised under clear headings and well-presented information on some of the natural disasters and terrible events that have happened on Australian soil with contents, websites, a glossary and ideas for related things to do.
ISBN 9781740703239
Series Australian Library series (9 of 21)
Publisher Heinemann, 2006
Atkins, Michelle
No book cover.
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Emma
Beautiful, clever, rich and single, Emma Woodhouse is perfectly content with her life and sees no need for either love or marriage. Nothing, however, delights her more than interfering in the romantic lives of others. But, when she attempts to arrange a suitable match for her protege, Harriet Smith, her carefully laid plans soon unravel and they have consequences that she never expected.
ISBN 9780141192475
Publisher Penguin, 2009
Austen, Jane
No book cover.
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Too much trouble
When African refugees, Emmanuel and Prince, are sent to live with their uncle, he finds them too much to handle and throws the brothers out. Twelve year old Emmanuel knows that he must look after his younger brother. These were his father's last words to him. Without food or money, the boys turn to petty crime to keep themselves alive. And, that's when things start to spin out of control.
ISBN 9781847802347
Publisher Frances Lincoln, 2011
Avery, Tom
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