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Avalon High
Ellie is not looking forward to a year in a new home or attending a new school, Avalon High, whose students are not as they appear to be.
ISBN 9780330438322
Publisher MacMillan, 2005
Cabot, Meg
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Nicola and the viscount
London, 1810: Miss Nicola Sparks, independent husband-hunting orphan meets the fabulously rich, breathtakingly handsome cad and bounder, Lord Sebastian. She is involved in a kidnapping and a very romantic rescue.
ISBN 9780330415170
Publisher Pan Macmillan US, 2002
Cabot, Meg
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Princess diaries, The
Mia Thermopokis is not herself any more. According to her dad, she is now Amelia Mignonette Grimaldi Thermopolis Renaldo, Princess of Genovia. Mia so does not want to take princess lessons from grandmere or move to Genovia or, worse still, have anyone find out about this princess thing. Life gets a whole lot more yucky when mum starts dating one of Mia's teachers and everyone else has a date except Mia.
ISBN 9780330482059
Publisher Pan MacMillan, 2007
Cabot, Meg
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Princess diaries: take two, The
Nothing is simple for the new princess of Genovia. With her mother dating her Algebra teacher, a secret admirer sending her emails and a bad case of the hots for her friend Lilly's brother, Michael, life as Princess Amelia Mignongette Grimaldi Thermopolis Renaldo can be just as bad as Mia Thermopolis's. Mia might have to sacrifice Michael for someone more appropriate like Prince William, not the biggest sacrifice.
ISBN 9780330482066
Publisher MacMillan, 2000
Cabot, Meg
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Livewire investigates Aboriginal studies: traditional technologies
Sandra Cahir looks at the type of technology used by Aboriginal people living a traditional lifestyle.
ISBN 9780521526708
Publisher Cambridge University Press, 2002
Cahir, Sandra
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Not cricket
Twelve year old Nick loves cricket but he isn't going to play next season. Sledging opponents has become the norm at weekend games and Nick doesn't want to be a part of it.
ISBN 9780734407924
Publisher Thomas C Lothian Pty Ltd, 2005
Topics / Australian Author /
Caisley, Raewyn
No book cover.
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Tennis star
Thirteen year old Nathan loves playing tennis. When he is recruited to portray his hero, champion tennis player Richard Krafter, in advertisements, Nathan's ego is enhanced but with negative effects on family relationships and his friendships.
ISBN 9780734407757
Publisher Thomas C Lothian Pty Ltd, 2005
Topics / Australian Author /
Caisley, Raewyn
No book cover.
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Spiderlings and their families
Spiderlings are baby spiders. This is a lavishly illustrated and factually accurate book about spiders and their families that is both fascinating and just a little bit creepy - in the nicest possible way.
ISBN 9781921346439
Publisher Brolly Books, 2008
Topics / Year 6 easy reads /
Calabrisello, Antonio & Turner, Nadia (ill)
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Dracula
A stage adaptation of Bram Stoker's famous novel.
ISBN 9780198314561
Publisher Oxford University Press, 1999
Calcutt, David
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Enemy, The
There's a war on. We see something that could be a desert, in which there are two holes. In the holes are two soldiers. They are enemies.
ISBN 9780958557184
Publisher Wilkins Farago Pty Ltd, 2007
Cali, Davide & Bloch, Serge (ill)
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10 little insects
10 intelligent insects, each with something to hide, are invited to a secluded island for the weekend. One by one, unusual things start to happen and they begin tracking a murderer.
ISBN 9780987109910
Publisher Wilkins Farago Pty Ltd, 2012
Cali, Davide & Pianina, V (ill)
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George Washington: an American life
He was the first President of the brand-new United States. This biography covers both the personal and the private, during Washington's Virginia childhood, through his days as a soldier and general and his inauguration. It reveals his views on governmental power and the abolition of slavery, and separates fascinating truth from well-worn legend.
ISBN 9781402735462
Series Sterling biographies series (21 of 29)
Publisher Sterling Publishing Co, 2007
Calkhoven, Laurie
No book cover.
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Harriet Tubman: leading the way to freedom
Called the Moses of her people for leading slaves northward to freedom, Harriet Tubman successfully escaped in her twenties and put herself in constant danger to help other slaves achieve liberty. When the Civil War began, this freedom fighter spied for the Union and became the first American woman to plan and direct a battle.
ISBN 9781402741173
Series Sterling biographies series (20 of 29)
Publisher Sterling Publishing Co, 2008
Calkhoven, Laurie
No book cover.
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View from the 32nd floor
William lives on the thirty second floor of an apartment block with a clear view of the building opposite. He sees his neighbours' daily lives and worries about the loneliness of some of them. With his new friend, cakes and a dictionary of names, Williams plans to tempt his neighbours back into the world.
ISBN 9781922077295
Publisher Walker Books Australia Pty Ltd, 2013
Topics / Australian Author /
Cameron, Emma
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Preston Campbell edition, The (An Indij sport report)
An insight into the life and family of Preston Campbell, a talented player with the Penrith Panthers rugby league team. Exciting layout contributes to the impact of the text and makes information more accessible.
ISBN 9780975686041
Publisher Indij Readers, 2004
Campbell, Preston & McDougall, Wendy (ill)
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Gallipoli story, The
At Gallipoli, in 1915, the courageous ANZACs faced the brave Turks in the First World War. Instead of adventure and glory, they meet the sheer brutality of war. Emotional quotes about separation from family, harrowing experiences and loss of friends.
ISBN 9780143001430
Publisher Penguin, 2003
Topics / Australian Author /
Carlyon, Patrick
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Gotta B
In the near future, all communication devices are linked to individual users, no-one can use an electronic item belonging to someone else. The worst possible fate is to lose that link and become a disconnect. If you can't connect with your friends, you might as well cease to exist.
ISBN 9781741662986
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2009
Topics / Australian Author /
Carmichael, Claire
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Virtual realities
Andy Tremain has a terrifying ability. Using virtual reality, he can create monsters from his unconscious mind and he's obsessed with dinosaurs.
ISBN 9780091834678
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 1995
Topics / Australian Author /
Carmichael, Claire
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Angel fever
In Quentaris, a beautiful, young man is saved from attack by Eely who everyone thinks is unattractive and simple-minded. The young man has lost something and Eely helps him find it and begins to realise the importance of inner beauty.
ISBN 9780734406897
Series Quentaris chronicles (16 of 29)
Publisher Thomas C Lothian Pty Ltd, 2005
Topics / Australian Author /
Carmody, Isobelle
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Ashling
As head of Obernewtyn's Farseeker Guild, Elspeth Gordie must travel to the lowlands to seal an alliance between Obernewtyn and the rebel forces that oppose the totalitarian Council. Yet, her dreams call her to a completely different purpose. Elspeth must destroy what remains of the weapons that brought unimaginable chaos, death and mutation to her world.
ISBN 9780140271515
Series Obernewtyn Chronicles (3 of 5)
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 1997
Topics / Australian Author /
Carmody, Isobelle
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Billy Thunder and the night gate
Rage is desperate to find the healing magic that will save her mother. Her quest leads her to Valley, a strange, dark place where witches and wizards lurk.
ISBN 9781740933971
Series Gateway trilogy (1 of 3)
Publisher Penguin, 2000
Topics / Australian Author /
Carmody, Isobelle
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Cat dreamer, The
When visitors arrive in Quentaris and stay, dark and strange rumours of sacrifice emerge and people start disappearing. Igorik, with the help of a mysterious cat, takes it upon himself to investigate.
ISBN 9780734407627
Series Quentaris chronicles (9 of 29)
Publisher Thomas C Lothian Pty Ltd, 2005
Topics / Australian Author /
Carmody, Isobelle
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Cloud road, The
Adventure and danger follow Bily, Zluty, Redwing and the Monster as they cross a desert and journey through high stony mountains in search of a new home.
ISBN 9780670075188
Publisher Penguin, 2013
Topics / Australian Author /
Carmody, Isobelle
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Farseekers, The
Elspeth must lead the Misfits in this sequel to the popular, Obernewtyn.
ISBN 9780141300986
Series Obernewtyn Chronicles (2 of 5)
Publisher Penguin, 2000
Topics / Australian Author /
Carmody, Isobelle
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Green monkey dreams
Within this series of short stories you will never be sure where reality ends and imagination begins. Paths are travelled by a variety of seekers, a boy searches for his true name, a beast discovers hope and a group of pilgrims is led by a song on a ancient journey.
ISBN 9781742379470
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2012
Topics / Australian Author /
Carmody, Isobelle
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Greylands
A boy writes a story about a symbolic Greylands to explain his mother's mental illness and her eventual death.
ISBN 9780140387490
Publisher Penguin, 1997
Topics / Australian Author /
Carmody, Isobelle
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Keeping place, The
After a kidnapping, Elspeth Gordie and the Misfits are forced to join the rebellion against the oppressive Council, using their extraordinary mind powers.
ISBN 9780140295795
Series Obernewtyn Chronicles (4 of 5)
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2007
Topics / Australian Author /
Carmody, Isobelle
No book cover.
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Little Fur: the legend of Little Fur
Little Fur is an elf troll who lives in a secret wilderness at the heart of a great human city. She is a healer of the environment and connected to the earth. One day, Crow tells of humans who are coming to burn the trees. To protect her home and her friends, Little Fur must venture into the dangerous human world.
ISBN 9780143300724
Publisher Penguin Books Australia, 2009
Carmody, Isobelle
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Metro winds
Includes five long stories and a novella. A girl is sent across the world to discover her destiny in the dark tunnels of the Metro. Another seeks a lost sister in a park where winter lasts forever. A young man fulfils a dying wish. A mother works magic to summon a princess for her son. A man seeks an ending to his story. An old man goes in search of his shadow. This is a world of desire and transformation, the real and the not real.
ISBN 9781865084442
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2012
Topics / Australian Author /
Carmody, Isobelle
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Obernewtyn
Elspeth has enhanced mental abilities which she must hide in a world struggling back from the brink of apocalypse.
ISBN 9780765342676
Series Obernewtyn Chronicles (1 of 5)
Publisher Tor Books, 2003
Topics / Australian Author /
Carmody, Isobelle
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Obernewtyn Chronicles
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 Obernewtyn Chronicles (5 books)
Carmody, Isobelle
No book cover.
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Red wind, The
Every year, Zluty journeys to the great forest while his brother, Bily, stays to tend their desert home. And every year, Zluty returns with exciting tales of his adventures. But, when a devastating red wind sweeps across the land, destroying everything in its path, each brother must fight for his survival.
ISBN 9780670074037
Publisher Penguin, 2010
Topics / Australian Author /
Carmody, Isobelle
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Stone key, The
While still on her quest to track down and destroy the Beforetime weapon machines, Elspeth Gordie is captured by her old enemies, the Herder Faction. While incarcerated, she learns of a vicious plot to destroy the West Coast by plague. She must track down the deadly plague carrier to prevent a catastrophe.
ISBN 9780670071340
Series Obernewtyn Chronicles (5 of 5)
Publisher Viking Children's, 2008
Topics / Australian Author /
Carmody, Isobelle
No book cover.
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Wildheart
A young boy, who can communicate with animals, has a strong link to a wild falcon.
ISBN 9781862914056
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2002
Topics / Australian Author /
Carmody, Isobelle
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Journey from the centre of the earth
The story of a duck that was left behind at the centre of the earth and his friendship with a strange mushroom creature. A deeply philosophical book that deals with the eternal question, why.
ISBN 9780734403766
Publisher Thomas C Lothian Pty Ltd, 2003
Carmody, Isobelle & McBride, Marc (ill)
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Night school
A group of children spend the night in a big old school and go on a chilling journey of self-discovery when they decide to play a game. They must travel from room to room, picking up a lantern and writing down their names to ward off the dark. But, the old school holds a secret that they must confront if they are to succeed in their journey.
ISBN 9780670072071
Publisher Penguin Books Australia, 2010
Topics / Australian Author /
Carmody, Isobelle & Spudvilas, Anne (ill)
No book cover.
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Dreamwalker
Ken's ambition was to be a comic-book artist using lifelike drawings and real stories. When he wakes from a dream, one of his characters claims to have imagined him. Ken must find who is the dreamer and who was the dream.
ISBN 9780734403902
Publisher Thomas C Lothian Pty Ltd, 2001
Carmody, Isobelle & Woolman, Steven (ill)
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Just a girl
Determined, passionate and privileged, Elizabeth was born into a world where she felt she didn't belong and had to fight to survive. Her mother, Anne Boleyn, was executed by her father, Henry VIII. Elizabeth competed with her two half-siblings for love, and the British throne as Queen Elizabeth 1. In the gilded corridors of the royal palace, enemies she couldn't see, and those bound to her by blood, plotted to destroy her.
ISBN 9780702238802
Publisher University of Queensland Press, 2011
Topics / Australian Author /
Caro, Jane
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Firestorm
Ben watched in horror as the firestorm approached on Ash Wednesday in 1983.
ISBN 9780140341010
Publisher Penguin, 1989
Topics / Australian Author /
Carr, Roger Vaughan
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Front runner
This is a story about families and Robbie, who loves to run.
ISBN 9781862912748
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 1995
Topics / Australian Author /
Carroll, Jane
No book cover.
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Alice's adventures in Wonderland
On an ordinary summer's afternoon, Alice tumbles down a hole and an extraordinary adventure begins. In a strange, fantasy world, with even stranger characters, Alice finds herself growing more and more curious by the minute.
ISBN 9781904351832
Publisher Penguin, 2003
Carroll, Lewis
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Through the looking glass
One moment, Alice is wondering what life is like on the other side of the mirror, the next she finds herself through the looking glass and in a topsy-turvy land. Alice meets a host of bizarre characters, none of whom are quite what they seem.
ISBN 9780141330075
Publisher Puffin UK, 2010
Carroll, Lewis & Tenniel, John (ill)
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Alexander Graham Bell: giving voice to the world
Inspired by his nearly-deaf mother and a father who developed a 'visible alphabet' of all the possible sounds a human can make, Alexander Graham Bell spent most of his life trying to improve the way people communicated. His most famous invention, the telephone, has made him one of the most well-known names of all time.
ISBN 9781402732300
Series Sterling biographies series (3 of 29)
Publisher Sterling Publishing Co, 2007
Carson, Mary Kay
No book cover.
70665
Cross my heart and hope to spy
Thank heavens, Macey knows something about boys to guide the girls through the labyrinth of lies and deception that young people use to protect themselves. Life is complicated for the girls of the famous, secret spy school when boys appear on the premises and the girls are sure they are not to be trusted. Cammie must decide if Zach is the real thing even though she is still very confused after Josh.
ISBN 9780734410801
Series Gallagher girls series, The (2 of 3)
Publisher Lothian Books, 2008
Carter, Ally
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Don't judge a girl by her cover
When Cammie visits Macey in Boston to watch Macey's father accept the nomination for vice president, they get trapped in a kidnappers' plot, with only their espionage skills to save them. Cammie can't shake the memory of Boston and even the Gallagher Academy doesn't feel safe. Shocking secrets and old flames seem to lurk around every corner as Cammie and her friends struggle to find out who is after Macey.
ISBN 9780734410818
Series Gallagher girls series, The (3 of 3)
Publisher Lothian Books, 2009
Carter, Ally
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Gallagher girls series, The
Meet the talented, teenage girls at one of the foremost spy schools, posing as an exclusive college for exceptional women. 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 Gallagher girls series, The (3 books)
Carter, Ally
No book cover.
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I'd tell you I love you but then I'd have to kill you
Behind the facade of a genteel, private school, the Gallagher Academy operates as a school for highly-trained spies. Girls are fluent in fourteen languages and capable of killing a man with a stick of uncooked spaghetti. But, that doesn't stop these likeable teenagers obsessing about boys and experimenting with make-up and high heels. Cameron's life is even more complicated than that of the average teenager.
ISBN 9780734410795
Series Gallagher girls series, The (1 of 3)
Publisher Lothian Books, 2008
Carter, Ally
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Aztec attack
There's something fishy about this mission. Not only is Battle Boy 005 dressed as a big bird but there's something Professor Perdu isn't telling him. There are more gadgets than ever before and Skin is scanning the faces of all the Aztecs and Spaniards, looking for something.
ISBN 9780330425582
Series Battle boy (5 of 15)
Publisher Pan MacMillan, 2010
Topics / Australian Author /
Carter, Charlie & Jeffery, Russell (ill)
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Battle boy
Easy to read adventures that time travel to some of the most intereting historical events to meet real people. 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 Battle boy (15 books)
Carter, Charlie & Jeffery, Russell (ill)
No book cover.
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Battle bust-up
There's a top secret mission ahead. Battle Boy 005 has to dodge tanks and chariots, spears and bullets, and convince Alexander the Great that he's not a Persian spy. He needs Professor Perdu's most secret invention, the BEK.
ISBN 9780330425599
Series Battle boy (6 of 15)
Publisher Pan MacMillan, 2010
Topics / Australian Author /
Carter, Charlie & Jeffery, Russell (ill)
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Black prince
The Battle of Crecy was one of the most decisive clashes of the Hundred Years War and BB005 is getting ready to meet the Black Prince, a mysterious figure from this war. But, when he reaches the Special Reading Room Professor Perdu isn't there but Operation Overlord 09 is. And, even worse, Battle Boy has a new SimulSkin.
ISBN 9780330404105
Series Battle boy (14 of 15)
Publisher MacMillan, 2011
Topics / Australian Author /
Carter, Charlie & Jeffery, Russell (ill)
No book cover.
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Bloodaxe
Boodaxe was the Viking King of York, a fierce and uncompromising leader. Battle Boy 005 jettisons into the Viking camp and, with the help of Viking FightRite 101, defends himself against Bloodaxe's son, Haeric. Mission objective isi to collect Bloodaxe's DNA and record his famous last battle.
ISBN 9780330425209
Series Battle boy (4 of 15)
Publisher Pan MacMillan, 2009
Topics / Australian Author /
Carter, Charlie & Jeffery, Russell (ill)
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Caveman bash
Ebro River, Northern Spain in 30,000 BC. Battle Boy's mission objective is to find out what happened to the Neanderthals. But, Battle Boy's mission doesn't begin well. His brother, Monty, has followed him into the Battle Book and they meet the fierce Cro Magnons.
ISBN 9780330403887
Series Battle boy (10 of 15)
Publisher Pan Asia Publications, 2010
Topics / Australian Author /
Carter, Charlie & Jeffery, Russell (ill)
No book cover.
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Chariot charge
In 1400 BC, the most famous chariot battle occurred between the Hittities and the Egyptian Pharaoh Ramses II. Mission objectives include discovering who wins the Battle of Kadesh and the location of the tomb of Prince Awutali, and the priceless treasure that was buried with him.
ISBN 9780330425889
Series Battle boy (8 of 15)
Publisher Pan MacMillan, 2010
Topics / Australian Author /
Carter, Charlie & Jeffery, Russell (ill)
No book cover.
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Destroy Troy
It is the night before the Greeks leave the Trojan Horse at the gates of Troy. Battle Boy 005 is caught in the battle between the Greeks and the Trojans. Then, he meets Polyxena, the daughter of King Priam.
ISBN 9780330425193
Series Battle boy (3 of 15)
Publisher Pan MacMillan, 2009
Topics / Australian Author /
Carter, Charlie & Jeffery, Russell (ill)
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Open fire
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.
ISBN 9780330425018
Series Battle boy (1 of 15)
Publisher Pan MacMillan, 2009
Carter, Charlie & Jeffery, Russell (ill)
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Red devil down
For Napoleon, going to the library has never been so much fun and he's off to collect information from another great battle. He's supposed to be finding out who shot down the famous German World War One pilot, the Red Baron, but, instead, finds himself trying to convince a trigger-happy sergeant that he's not a spy. He even gets to try to outrun a German jeep on a rickety, old motorbike, all before the actual mission has even begun.
ISBN 9780330425025
Series Battle boy (2 of 15)
Publisher Pan MacMillan, 2009
Carter, Charlie & Jeffery, Russell (ill)
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Samurai secrets
Napoleon is going back to 13th Century Japan, to the second Mongol invasion by Kublai Khan. But, he is in for a huge shock, he's not going alone. His father, Captain Smythe is going with him and he has a huge secret.
ISBN 9780330404099
Series Battle boy (13 of 15)
Publisher MacMillan, 2011
Topics / Australian Author /
Carter, Charlie & Jeffery, Russell (ill)
No book cover.
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Sky wars
This is BB005's first special MetaBook mission. MetaBooks contain multiple battles over long periods of time, and nobody has ever explored one before. In this mission, BB005 will be flying blind. There'll be no contact with the outside world, and no instruction manual.
ISBN 9780330404006
Series Battle boy (12 of 15)
Publisher MacMillan, 2011
Topics / Australian Author /
Carter, Charlie & Jeffery, Russell (ill)
No book cover.
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Super soldier
Professor Perdu wants to try out her latest creation, the 2.2 metre tall super soldier, Tex. However, an accident in the Tome Tower means that a Battle Book has been sucked into another Battle Book. Together, BB005 and Tex must retrieve the missing Battle Book, before it falls into the wrong hands.
ISBN 9780330403993
Series Battle boy (11 of 15)
Publisher Pan MacMillan, 2011
Topics / Australian Author /
Carter, Charlie & Jeffery, Russell (ill)
No book cover.
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Underwater war
In his most dangerous mission yet, Napoleon is going back to World War II to navigate another MetaBook, this time through the underwater wars between Allied battleships and German U-boats. Napoleon might think it's just another mission but he'll soon learn that war underwater is a tricky operation.
ISBN 9780330404327
Series Battle boy (15 of 15)
Publisher MacMillan, 2011
Topics / Australian Author /
Carter, Charlie & Jeffery, Russell (ill)
No book cover.
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Vampire virus
Battle Boy 005 can't believe it. Professor Perdu is sending him on a mission with a Battle Gorl - BG001. She's a virus expert, and a know-it-all. Their mission is to find and destroy the virus dracs that are sucking the life out of the Battle Books. One bossy Battle Girl + hundreds of angry dracs = Battle Boy's toughest mission yet.
ISBN 9780330425872
Series Battle boy (7 of 15)
Publisher Pan MacMillan, 2010
Topics / Australian Author /
Carter, Charlie & Jeffery, Russell (ill)
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White war
In 1914, it's Christmas Day on the Western front, near the town of Ypres in Belgium. There's something big that Professor Perdu is not telling Battle Boy. His mission begins knee-deep in mud, in the middle of No Man's Land, where Battle Boy encounters the last person he is expecting to meet.
ISBN 9780330403870
Series Battle boy (9 of 15)
Publisher Pan MacMillan, 2010
Topics / Australian Author /
Carter, Charlie & Jeffery, Russell (ill)
No book cover.
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Education of Little Tree, The
A classic story set in the 1930s about an orphaned boy who goes to live with his Cherokee grandparents in the mountains of Tennessee. His education is not formal but an ancient native wisdom and way of life.
ISBN 9780712672696
Publisher Vintage/Ebury (Random House), 2000
Carter, Forrest
No book cover.
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Space games
Multicultural science fiction about Johnny, who joins a team of cadets chosen to combat an alien force that threatens the world.
ISBN 9780734402738
Publisher Thomas C Lothian Pty Ltd, 2001
Topics / Australian Author /
Carter, Mick
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Rif and the riddle
After the death of a prime bull which belongs to the village, young Rif is in big trouble. Rif and his grandfather were supposed to be guarding the bull but they went fishing instead. In his quest to make things right, Rif must face a mountain troll, a pair of tricksters, a terrifying dog and a very tough riddle.
ISBN 9780143306375
Series Aussie bites (84 books)
Publisher Puffin Australia, 2012
Topics / Australian Author /
Cason, Sue & Joyner, Andrew (ill)
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Pirate company: on the trail of the golden toucan
When Tom's famous father fails to return home from an expedition, his corrupt step-mother has the explorer declared dead. Eager to be rid of her stepson, she ships him off to his stuffy old aunt in Boston. But his journey takes an unexpected turn. Before long he is working on a pirate ship and making plans to mount an expedition to discover his father's whereabouts.
ISBN 9781742990026
Publisher Omnibus Books, 2013
Topics / Australian Author /
Cason, Susan
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Elite, The
America is the strong competition for Maxon's heart, to leave her life and live the world of luxury as a One. But the violence of the rebels and her feelings for an ex-boyfriend means nothing is a certainty.
ISBN 9780007466702
Publisher HarperCollins US, 2013
Cass, Kiera
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Selection, The
In a world of glittering gowns and jewels, the selection is the chance of a lifetime, for any girl to compete for the heart of Prince Maxon. America is chosen to meet him and all of her plans to wed her secret love start to crumble. Some adult themes. Usually read by students in Years 9, 10 or above.
ISBN 9780007466696
Publisher HarperCollins US, 2012
Cass, Kiera
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Witness
Todd is running late for school when he witnesses a ruthless attack and robbery on Mr Wilson, a local shopkeeper. Something is vaguely familiar about the attacker and, when Todd finally recognises him, Todd's life and that of his friends are in danger.
ISBN 9780237529246
Publisher Evans Bros, 2005
Cassidy, Anne
No book cover.
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Cruisin'
Jules' mother wins a cruise and, on board, he discovers it's full of older passengers. There's little choice of companionship other than Adrian, his dancing-obsessed cousin, the very beautiful Jenna, wheelchair-bound Suzi Q and bully, Barry Barnes. Falling madly in love with the unobtainable Jenna, Jules develops a strong friendship with Suzi as she steers him through his unrequited love, with unexpected results.
ISBN 9781741663440
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2008
Topics / Australian Author /
Caswell, Brian
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Deucalion
Millions of settlers come to the planet, Deucalion, to take advantage of the chance it offers for a new beginning. This will mean changes for the Elokoi, who lived there first. But worse than that, the Elokoi people are dying mysteriously.
ISBN 9780702228650
Series Deucalion trilogy - NEW SERIES 2014 (1 of 3)
Publisher University of Queensland Press, 1995
Topics / Australian Author /
Caswell, Brian
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Deucalion trilogy - 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 Deucalion trilogy - NEW SERIES 2014 (3 books)
Caswell, Brian
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Dreams of the chosen, The
On an expedition to discover what happened on Earth a thousand years ago, what the new generation will find will threaten their survival and raise questions about what it means to be human and civilised.
ISBN 9780702236051
Series Deucalion trilogy - NEW SERIES 2014 (3 of 3)
Publisher University of Queensland Press, 2013
Topics / Australian Author /
Caswell, Brian
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Lisdalia
A companion story to Mike, Lisdalia tells her own story which focuses on her Italian family relationships, racism, bullying and rebellion.
ISBN 9780702226670
Publisher Penguin, 1995
Topics / Australian Author /
Caswell, Brian
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Loop
Sophisticated, simply well-written short stories that would appeal to both boys and girls dealing with mature themes including life choices, complex relationships and even time travel. Some strong language in context, may offend some readers.
ISBN 9780702235894
Publisher University of Queensland Press, 2006
Caswell, Brian
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Maddie
Like Mike and Lisdalia, this book deals with the issues of adolescence with the added complication of living within two cultures. Maddie is a Vietnamese Australian.
ISBN 9780702227356
Publisher University of Queensland Press, 1995
Caswell, Brian
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Merryll of the stones
An exciting, modern story with elements from ancient mythology.
ISBN 9780702222504
Publisher University of Queensland Press, 1989
Topics / Australian Author /
Caswell, Brian
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Mike
Mike and his mother have moved from Melbourne to live in Sydney's west. Mike soon wishes they had never left. At school, he becomes the victim of a bully, Shane and meets Riny, a neighbour with a secret success story.
ISBN 9780702225277
Publisher University of Queensland Press, 1993
Topics / Australian Author /
Caswell, Brian
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Tee Dee and the collectors or how it all began
Tee Dee is alone, stranded on a backward planet called Earth but help is at hand. The Zone Commandos may be primitive but they make a great team. Tee Dee could do with some friends.
ISBN 9780702229886
Series Alien zones (1 of 1)
Publisher University of Queensland Press, 1998
Topics / Australian Author /
Caswell, Brian
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View from Ararat, The
A compelling story about a number of diverse characters and how they deal with the plague that threatens their futuristic, burgeoning colony.
ISBN 9780702230677
Series Deucalion trilogy - NEW SERIES 2014 (2 of 3)
Publisher University of Queensland Press, 2013
Topics / Australian Author /
Caswell, Brian
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It's true: space turns you into spaghetti
Appealing, illustrated fact book on space exploration. Focuses on astronauts, habitable planets, gas giants and physics of space. Suggests simple experiments and activities.
ISBN 9781741146257
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2006
Topics / Year 6 easy reads /
Catchpole, Heather & Woods, Vanessa & McKenzie, Heath (ill)
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Artists are crazy and other stories
Eight wry and brilliant stories that tell the truth behind some of history's great moments. It includes stories about Leonardo da Vinci, Vikings, Christopher Columbus and the mummy of the great counsellor to the Pharaoh Rameses.
ISBN 9780734404756
Publisher Thomas C Lothian Pty Ltd, 2003
Catran, Ken
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Sebastian Darke series
A swashbuckling, adventure series about an unlikely hero and a cast of crazy characters. 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 Sebastian Darke series (3 books)
Caveney, Philip
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Sebastian Darke: prince of explorers
Sebastian, Max and Cornelius are searching for the legendary lost city of Mendip when they are attacked by the Gograth, armoured apelike beasts. Rescued by jungle girl Keera, they are taken to the Jilith, a primitive tribe of warriors, who are locked in a grim struggle for survival with the Gograth. Sebastian's arrival is foretold in an ancient prophesy that the elf-Lord will rid the Jilith of the curse of the Gograth forever.
ISBN 9780370329277
Series Sebastian Darke series (3 of 3)
Publisher Bodley Head, 2009
Caveney, Philip
No book cover.
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Sebastian Darke: prince of fools
Sebastian Darke, the son of a human father and an elfish mother, has taken on his late father's job of jester, Prince of Fools. Trouble is, Sebastian can't tell a joke to save his life. He sets off for the fabled city of Keladon where he hopes to be appointed court jester to King Septimus. On the way, he encounters a tiny but powerful warrior called Cornelius, the beautiful Princess Kerin and blood-thirsty Brigands.
ISBN 9781862302518
Series Sebastian Darke series (1 of 3)
Publisher Bodley Head, 2007
Caveney, Philip
No book cover.
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Sebastian Darke: prince of pirates
Sebastian and his friends are heading to the bustling port of Ramalat to embark on a perilous sea journey in search of the fabled lost treasure of Captain Calinestra. But, first, they must make it through the dark and mysterious forest of Geltane and survive an encounter with Leonora, a powerful enchantress with a magical hold over Sebastian's senses. Once there, they must battle humans, creatures and Nature.
ISBN 9781862302570
Series Sebastian Darke series (2 of 3)
Publisher Bodley Head, 2008
Caveney, Philip
No book cover.
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Rainbow bird
An unseen, unnamed narrator takes us on a journey through fear, uncertainty and despair to hope. The book was created by a fourteen year old girl, whose inspiration came from conversations with her grandfather about his trips to Port Augusta's detention centre for refugees and asylum seekers.
ISBN 9781862547735
Publisher Wakefield Press, 2007
Cavouras, Czenya
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Australia's deadly and dangerous animals: fact file
Find out about fifty-six species of Australian animals categorised as deadly, dangerous, harmful or disease carrying. Interesting information and close-up coloured photographs of snakes, crocodiles, insects, spiders, marine life and mammals indicate their physical characteristics, the effects of their venom, where they are commonly found and the number of human deaths they cause.
ISBN 9781741931327
Publisher Steve Parish Publishing Pty Ltd, 2007
Topics / Australian Author /
Cermak, Michael (phot)
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Present takers, The
Bullies have spoiled Lucy Hall's birthday and are threatening to ruin her entire year. A gang of aggressive girls has chosen Lucy as their newest target and Lucy is unwilling and unable to defend herself or ask for help.
ISBN 9780099991601
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 1994
Topics / Australian Author /
Chambers, Aidan
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Goal: how football conquered the world
Football can be traced to ancient times. Read how the rules have changed, when football was banned and where football was played. The index will help you find when world cups were held and who played and about FIFA and famous players.
ISBN 9781742031576
Publisher Black Dog Books, 2010
Chambers, Catherine
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History of cricket, A
Cricket is a worldwide sport, which is even played on ice. Discover where it began, how the rules were created, who was the man behind the famous Lords ground in England and how Australia was the country to invent one day internationals.
ISBN 9781742030586
Publisher Black Dog Books, 2009
Topics / Australian Author /
Chambers, Catherine
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Beast child
Twins Lenis and Missy Clemens have found their freedom aboard the airship, Hiryu. In their search for the mercenary Karasu, Missy must decide whether the safety of an entire nation is more important than her own sense of right and wrong. The bizarre connection that binds the twins begins to unravel and, when they meet a young boy from the past, the twins must decide to embrace their destiny or be torn forever apart.
ISBN 9781864719796
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2011
Topics / Australian Author /
Chandler, Ben
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Quillblade
Twins, Lenis and Missy, are slaves aboard the powerful airship, the Hiryu. Relentlessly pursued, they fly over the perilous Wasteland, where corrupted Demons lie in wait. When Lenis dreams of Apsilla, the Blue Dragon of the East, the airship captain decides to help the twins find Apsilla's daughter. The survival of the last Totem may be their only hope, if they find the dragon's egg in time.
ISBN 9781864719789
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2010
Topics / Australian Author /
Chandler, Ben
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Reconciliation in schools
Find out about the people, the events, organisations and activities that are working towards reconciliation all around Australia. The book is presented by an Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australian, each of whom has a special association with the topic.
ISBN 9781420267341
Series Reconciliation in Australia (6 books)
Publisher MacMillan, 2009
Chaney AO, The Honourable Fred (pres) & Marika, Dr (pres)
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Mountains: extreme sports
One of a series of books about extreme sports. With action photographs, extreme facts, mountain jargon and a glossary of terms, this book tells you all you've ever wanted to know about climbing mountains.
ISBN 9780732964597
Publisher Macmillan Education Australia Pty Ltd, 2001
Chapman, Garry
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Snow: extreme sports
One of a series of books about extreme sports. With action photographs, extreme facts, snow jargon and a glossary of terms, this book tells you all you've ever wanted to know about sports in the snow.
ISBN 9780732964580
Publisher Macmillan Education Australia Pty Ltd, 2001
Chapman, Garry
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Streets: extreme sports
One of a series of books about extreme sports. With action photographs, extreme facts, street jargon and a glossary of terms, this book tells you all you've ever wanted to know about sports on the streets.
ISBN 9780732964634
Publisher Macmillan Education Australia Pty Ltd, 2001
Chapman, Garry
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Surf: extreme sports
One of a series of books about extreme sports. All you've ever wanted to know about the sport of surfing with a glossary of terms and surf jargon, and extreme facts throughout the book.
ISBN 9780732964610
Publisher Macmillan Education Australia Pty Ltd, 2001
Chapman, Garry
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Heritage & places
Heritage is a complex concept. Heritage helps to make us who we are and shapes our local community and our country. Selected Australian heritage sites introduced in interesting photographs, location maps and websites for further research.
ISBN 9781740701952
Publisher Heinemann, 2004
Topics / Australian Author /
Chapman, Helen
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Dangerous places
Will Kerwan is kidnapped in London during 1852. He is held hostage on a boat where he is made to work as a servant. He meets Runt and finds a best friend for life. They escape in Australia and make their way to the goldfields.
ISBN 9781741750881
Publisher Hodder Headline Australia Pty Ltd, 2004
Topics / Australian Author /
Charlton, Ann
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Surf's up
Brad teaches disabled Matt how to surf and finds himself in a life-threatening situation.
ISBN 9781863682503
Publisher Fremantle Press, 1999
Topics / Australian Author /
Chase, Diana
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Wings
When her parents go away, Saffy is not at all happy about staying with her boring Aunt Joesa. Things soon become far from boring when Saffy's aunt begins to undergo a bizarre and life-altering change.
ISBN 9780734405081
Publisher Thomas C Lothian Pty Ltd, 2004
Chataway, Carol & Lee, Declan (ill)
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Brain full of holes, The
Theo Brain is the world's youngest super sleuth and he is on the trail of a missing truck driver who has driven into a mountain tunnel and completely disappeared. Theo lives in Switzerland where holes are going missing from the cheese and cows are starting to fly. Strange creatures appear from alternative universes and Theo is forced to intervene to stop a total outbreak of silliness.
ISBN 9781921272288
Publisher Little Hare Books, 2008
Topics / Australian Author /
Chatterton, Martin
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Mort
By a quirk of DNA and luck, Mortimer De Vere and his family live for millennia. It has its advantages, even when you've lived for ten thousand years longer than the average ten year old. When unwelcome visitors arrive, Mort and his sister have to deal with some of the stranger hobbies they've tried to keep secret from one another and the outside world. Today, might be one of the most eventful in Mort's very long life.
ISBN 9781742753157
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2012
Topics / Australian Author /
Chatterton, Martin
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Mortal combat: time's running out
Mort, a mere 10 000 year old boy is on a time-travel adventure and causing chaos as he hurtles through history in his Retro, from World War 2 to the time of dinosaurs, Vikings and Spanish galleons, having ignored the warnings of his cloned friend Oppy about the possibility of causing a catastrophic rift in time.
ISBN 9781742753164
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2012
Chatterton, Martin
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Tangara
When Lexie was eight, she discovered an old shell necklace that had belonged to her great-great-aunt. Through the necklace, she meets Merrina, who takes her to a gully that holds a mystery. A combination of fantasy and Tasmanian history.
ISBN 9780140321852
Publisher Puffin Australia, 1987
Topics / Australian Author /
Chauncy, Nan
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Tiger in the bush
This is an adventure story about the Tasmanian tiger and a family living deep in the heart of the Tasmanian wilderness.
ISBN 9780330362566
Publisher Pan MacMillan, 2001
Topics / Australian Author /
Chauncy, Nan
No book cover.
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Australia's greatest inventions & innovations
Imagine a world without wi-fi or clothes lines or lawnmowers or Vegemite or dual-flush toilets or even mousetraps. Weird, huh? These are just a few of the many inventions that have been created by clever Australians to solve some of life's difficult problems. Suitable for Stage 2 and Stage 3.
ISBN 9781742755649
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2012
Topics / Australian Author /
Cheng, Christopher & Knight, Linsay
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60 classic Australian poems
Australian poets have a wonderful way with words and their poems bring to life the iconic Aussie characters and unforgettable landscapes that are part of our Australian heritage. This is a collection of ballads and poems by some familiar, and not so familiar, poets, accompanied by attractive pen and ink sketches. Includes an index of poets and first lines, as well as interesting notes about the writers.
ISBN 9781741664140
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2009
Topics / Australian Author /
Cheng, Christopher (ed) & Rogers, Gregory (ill)
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Melting pot: the diary of Edward, Chek Chee, The
It is 1903, the time of the White Australia Policy, and Edward Chek Chee is the son of a mixed marriage. His father is Chinese, his mother Australian and Edward tries to fit in to both cultures. He has to cope with racism at school and bigotry from his cousin at home, while worrying about having to go back to China to understand his ancestral roots.
ISBN 9781865049755
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2007
Cheng, Christopher W
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My Australian story: new gold mountain, the diary of Shu Cheong, Lambing Flat, New South Wales, 1860-1861
Shu Cheong, with his father and uncle, sets off on the arduous journey to Australia's goldfields, hoping to bring back wealth for their village. But, following their deaths, Shu cannot return home without his father's body so must stay in Australia alone. Relations between the European miners and Chinese are tense and violent attacks against the Chinese are common.
ISBN 9781865048512
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2005
Cheng, Christopher W
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Beware of the storybook wolves
This book with colourful illustrations and an interesting layout will tell you what to do if the wolves ever escape from your storybook.
ISBN 9780340779163
Publisher Hodder Children's Books (Australia), 2000
Topics / Year 5 easy reads /
Child, Lauren
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Clarice Bean spells trouble
Clarice Bean is a vital, entertaining young girl. She relates to our problems and enthralls us with her exploits and the way she faces life with a delightful wit and faces challenges head-on.
ISBN 9780763629038
Series Clarice Bean storybook series (3 books)
Publisher Candlewick Press, 2006
Topics / Year 5 easy reads /
Child, Lauren
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Clarice Bean storybook series
Any two books from this series may be read as Challenge books and up to five more can be read as personal choice books. Go to the online booklists for the PRC ID of the individual books in this series.
Series Clarice Bean storybook series (3 books)
Child, Lauren
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Clarice Bean, don't look now
There seems to be an awful lot in Clarice's life to worry about and when she finds herself unable to sleep at night, she devises a Worst Worries list. But Clarice soon realises that your worst worry is the worry you haven't even thought to worry about.
ISBN 9781846160493
Series Clarice Bean storybook series (3 books)
Publisher Orchard Books, 2006
Topics / Year 5 easy reads /
Child, Lauren
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Ruby Redfort: Look into my eyes
Here's the low-down on thirteen year old Ruby Redfort. She's a genius code-cracker, a daring detective and a gadget-laden special agent. She and her slick sidekick, Hitch, foil crimes and get into lots of scrapes with evil villains. But, they're always ice cool in a crisis.
ISBN 9780007334063
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, UK, 2011
Child, Lauren
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Ruby Redfort: Take your last breath
Everyone's favourite girl detective is back. It's an adventure on the wide, open ocean and Ruby is all at sea. She must piece together a series of odd events and crack the case while evading the clutches of the evil Count von Viscount.
ISBN 9780007334087
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, UK, 2012
Child, Lauren
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Utterly me, Clarice Bean
Clarice Bean is starting to feel just like her favourite heroine, Ruby Redfort, schoolgirl detective. Clarice and her best friend Betty are planning to ace their book project about Ruby and win the class prize, until Betty disappears into thin air.
ISBN 9781843623045
Series Clarice Bean storybook series (3 books)
Publisher Orchard Books, 2003
Topics / Year 5 easy reads /
Child, Lauren
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Moving the goalposts
For Sam, playing football is easy. He's the star goalkeeper and a key member of the team. But, writing and schoolwork are another matter. When Sam is chosen to read his match report in front of the whole school, the prospect fills him with dread. Sam is dyslexic and not all his teachers or peers are understanding.
ISBN 9781408122341
Series Colour graffix (4 books)
Publisher A & C Black, 2010
Childs, Rob & Rees, Gary (ill)
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Al Capone does my shirts
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.
ISBN 9780747568988
Publisher Bloomsbury, 2004
Choldenko, Gennifer
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Al Capone shines my shoes
Matthew (Moose) Flanagan lives on the island of Alcatraz. His father is one of the guards. His older sister, Natalie, is autistic and, in an effort to protect her, Moose now owes prisoner 85, Al Capone, who has managed to secure her a place at a special school. The price Moose might have to pay reveals itself quite spectacularly.
ISBN 9781408801550
Publisher Bloomsbury, 2009
Choldenko, Gennifer
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Navigators: Pirates
For action, romance and adventure, no historical figure can hold a candle to a pirate. Take to the seas on a pirate ship and meet some of history's most terrifying characters. From the earliest records when Cilician pirates kidnapped Julius Caesar, to the seventeenth century buccaneer who cut out his victim's heart, and the exploits of the most fearsome pirate, Blackbeard.
ISBN 9780753466117
Series Navigators series (16 books)
Publisher Kingfisher, 2011
Chrisp, Peter
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Agatha Christie graphic novel series
Agatha Christie's exciting murder mysteries brought to life in rich text, well-illustrated, large format graphic novels. 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 Agatha Christie graphic novel series (11 books)
Christie, Agatha & Riviera, Francois (adapt)
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Big four, The
Poirot, the Belgian detective, again finds himself plunged into a world of intrigue when an uninvited stranger, coated in dust from head to foot and with a gaunt face, stands staring at him and then collapses in his doorway. Poirot must uncover the truth and solve the mystery of the piece of paper the stranger clutched with figure 4s scribbled over it. Beautifully illustrated by Alain Paillou.
ISBN 9780007250653
Series Agatha Christie graphic novel series (11 books)
Publisher Harper, 2007
Christie, Agatha & Riviera, Francois (adapt)
No book cover.
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Death on the Nile
Poirot, the amazing Belgian detective, is on vacation. But, some dirty business finds him as he falls foul of a murder on a Nile River steamer, followed quickly by two obviously connected murders. An elegant setting for a very sophisticated group of players, with an ingenious plot and some clever deduction on the part of our hero. Plus, a little romance on the side for glamour. Beautifully illustrated by Frank Leclercq.
ISBN 9780007250585
Series Agatha Christie graphic novel series (11 books)
Publisher Harper, 2007
Christie, Agatha & Riviera, Francois (adapt)
No book cover.
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Endless night
The gothic tale of Michael Rogers, likeable, charming and unable to settle, who secretly marries a young, American heiress, Ellie. Together, they build Michael's modern and exotic dream house but evil encroaches on their isolated paradise. There may be supernatural forces at work or it may be Michael's paranoia, but it is a dark and scary tale. Beautifully Illustrated by Frank Leclercq.
ISBN 9780007275335
Series Agatha Christie graphic novel series (11 books)
Publisher Harper, 2008
Christie, Agatha & Riviera, Francois (adapt)
No book cover.
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Murder at the vicarage
Colonel Protheroe, the much-loathed magistrate of St Mary Mead, has been found shot through the head. It isn't his murder that raises eyebrows, it's the scandalous secrets his death exposes. Miss Marple has her work cut out to find the right trail to the killer who obviously has something to hide. Beautifully illustrated by Norma.
ISBN 9780007274604
Series Agatha Christie graphic novel series (11 books)
Publisher Harper, 2008
Christie, Agatha & Riviera, Francois (adapt)
No book cover.
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Murder in Mesopotamia
When the wife of the expedition leader of a large archaeological dig in Mesopotamia starts receiving letters from her dead husband, she is terrified. When she turns up dead in a room that nobody could have entered, it is up to Hercule Poirot, the famous Belgian detective, and the nurse to find the answer. Beautifully illustrated by Chandre.
ISBN 9780007275304
Series Agatha Christie graphic novel series (11 books)
Publisher Harper, 2008
Christie, Agatha & Riviera, Francois (adapt)
No book cover.
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Murder of Roger Ackroyd, The
The murder of a wealthy widow in a small English village leads Hercule Poirot into a strange mystery involving a determined, curious spinster, the local doctor and a wide range of suspects. All have possible motives and mysterious, sinister relationships. Beautifully illustrated by Bruno Lachard.
ISBN 9780007250615
Series Agatha Christie graphic novel series (11 books)
Publisher Harper, 2007
Christie, Agatha & Riviera, Francois (adapt)
No book cover.
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Murder on the links, The
By the time Hercule Poirot, the famous Belgian detective, receives Monsieur Renauld's urgent plea, the millionaire has been stabbed to death and is lying in a newly dug grave on the golf links adjoining his estate. The suspects are many - the ignored wife, the embittered son and the demanding mistress. The police think they have the culprit but Poirot begs to differ. Beautifully illustrated by Marc Piskic.
ISBN 9780007250578
Series Agatha Christie graphic novel series (11 books)
Publisher Harper, 2007
Christie, Agatha & Riviera, Francois (adapt)
No book cover.
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Mystery of the blue train, The
Aboard the luxurious Blue Train running from London to the Riviera, a pampered millionaire's daughter, Ruth Kettering, is found murdered and her expensive jewels stolen. There is talk of the infamous jewel thief, the Marquis, but Poirot's suspicion falls closer to home and Ruth's unhappy marriage. The Belgian detective is not to be trifled with. Beautifully illustrated by Marc Piskic.
ISBN 9780007250608
Series Agatha Christie graphic novel series (11 books)
Publisher Harper, 2007
Christie, Agatha & Riviera, Francois (adapt)
No book cover.
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Ordeal by innocence
Wealthy Rachel Armstrong was struck on the back of the head by a heavy, iron poker and died instantly. Everything points to her estranged, adopted son, Jacko. His alibi that he was picked up by a stranger cannot be confirmed. Jacko is sentenced and dies in prison. But, one day, the stranger returns and the case is reopened because Jacko couldn't have done it. Beautifully illustrated by Chandre.
ISBN 9780007275311
Series Agatha Christie graphic novel series (11 books)
Publisher Harper, 2006
Topics / Graphic novels /
Christie, Agatha & Riviera, Francois (adapt)
No book cover.
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Secret adversary, The
Meet Tommy and Tuppence, two likeable 1920s' upper class detectives, in their globetrotting quest to locate their missing client and some very important papers. This is a devious plot that goes back to the sinking of the Lusitania. The story includes international intrigue, secret treaties, disguises and blackmail. Beautifully illustrated by Frank Leclercq.
ISBN 9780007274611
Series Agatha Christie graphic novel series (11 books)
Publisher Harper, 2008
Christie, Agatha & Riviera, Francois (adapt)
No book cover.
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Secret of Chimneys, The
Anthony Cade is looking for adventure and a bit of quick cash. The good-natured drifter accepts a messenger job from an old friend. It sounds perfectly simple to deliver the provocative memoirs of a recently deceased European count but the murder of someone shadowing Anthony leads to the discovery of dark deeds and terrible secrets at Chimneys, a rambling estate. Beautifully illustrated by Laurence Suhner.
ISBN 9780007250592
Series Agatha Christie graphic novel series (11 books)
Publisher Harper, 2007
Christie, Agatha & Riviera, Francois (adapt)
No book cover.
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City of gold and lead, The
Will, Beanpole and Henry have managed to escape the Tripods. But, instead of living in safety, in the small community of free people, they have chosen to embark upon a mission that may cost them their lives.
ISBN 9780020427018
Series Tripods series (3 of 4)
Publisher Simon Pulse, 1988
Christopher, John
No book cover.
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Pool of fire, The
Will must fight the Tripods who have dominated and ruled humanity for many years.
ISBN 9780689856693
Series Tripods series (4 of 4)
Publisher Simon Pulse, 2003
Christopher, John
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Prince in waiting, The
Luke does not adequately anticipate the future changes to his primitive society.
ISBN 9780003300109
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, UK, 1983
Christopher, John
No book cover.
Tripods 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 Tripods series (4 books)
Christopher, John
No book cover.
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When the tripods came
When Switzerland falls under the Tripods' spell, Laurie, accompanied by two other boys, flees with his family to a remote spot in the Alps. The small band resolves to devote their lives to fighting the Tripods
ISBN 9780689857621
Series Tripods series (1 of 4)
Publisher Simon Pulse, 2003
Christopher, John
No book cover.
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White mountains, The
An adventure story which reflects on free will when alien machines try to rule.
ISBN 9780582419186
Series Tripods series (2 of 4)
Publisher Penguin, 1999
Christopher, John
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Flyaway
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.
ISBN 9781905294763
Publisher Chicken House, 2010
Christopher, Lucy
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Kakadu calling
An elder of the Bunitz clan living in Kakadu National Park tells stories of children living in the far north. There is the story of Burrki, a ten year old boy living on his own in the wilderness, of two brothers who have a misadventure at sea and of Maidje and her cousins learning how to gather and cook food, even snakes.
ISBN 9781921248009
Publisher Magabala Books, 2007
Christopherson, Jane Garlil
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Rainforests of Australia
Colourful photographs highlight this book about the ecology of Australian rainforests.
ISBN 9780710630391
Publisher Jacaranda, 1992
Churchett, Graham
No book cover.
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Night of the fifth moon
Ket is desperate to learn the druid's secrets. He can predict the future from the stars, understand the raven's cry and speak words of power that can halt a battle. Five other fosterlings are competing with him to become the chosen one and, at each new moon, one of them is sent away. Friendships are strained as they all try to impress the druid.
ISBN 9781741148145
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2007
Topics / Australian Author /
Ciddor, Anna
No book cover.
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Runestone
Oddo, the farmer's son, gets into trouble for doing magic and Thora, the spell worker's daughter, is teased because she can't. Using the power of runes to fix things seems like a good idea, but they discover there's more to it than they thought.
ISBN 9781865086897
Series Viking magic series (1 of 2)
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2002
Topics / Australian Author /
Ciddor, Anna
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Wolfspell
The second book in the 'Viking Magic' series combining adventure, magic, fantasy and historical detail. Young heroes, Oddo and Thora, join together on a dangerous journey to foil a greedy neighbour and save their families from eviction.
ISBN 9781741140132
Series Viking magic series (2 of 2)
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2003
Topics / Australian Author /
Ciddor, Anna
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City of ashes
Clary Fray is dragged deeper into New York's terrifying underworld of werewolves, demons and the mysterious Shadowhunters. Discovering the truth about her past was only the start and now the fate of the world rests on Clary's shoulders. She must master her new-found powers and control her feelings for a boy who can never be more than a friend. Graphic violence relating to humans, vampires and werewolves.
ISBN 9781406318494
Series Mortal instruments series, The (2 of 4)
Publisher Walker Books, 2008
Clare, Cassandra
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City of bones
It's after dark in New York and Clary Fray is seeing things. She has witnessed a stabbing but the victim vanishes. Clary discovers she can see supernatural beings that no one else can. She is drawn into an invisible war between ancient forces and the secretive Shadowhunters. She learns that her mother is mysteriously connected to these strange events. Graphic violence relating to humans, vampires and werewolves.
ISBN 9781406307627
Series Mortal instruments series, The (1 of 4)
Publisher Walker Books, 2007
Clare, Cassandra
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City of fallen angels
Simon is having trouble adjusting to his new life as a vampire, especially now that he hardly sees Clary, who is caught up in training to be a Shadowhunter. Simon decides he needs a break and heads out of the city, only to discover that sinister events are following him. Realising that the war they thought they'd won might not yet be over, Simon has to call on his Shadowhunter friends to save the day.
ISBN 9781406328660
Series Mortal instruments series, The (4 of 4)
Publisher Walker Books, 2011
Clare, Cassandra
No book cover.
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City of glass
Amid the chaos of war, the Shadowhunters must decide whether to fight with or against the vampires, werewolves and other Downworlders. Jace and Clary's feelings have deepened and they must decide whether to pursue the love that they know is forbidden. Includes graphic violence relating to humans, vampires and werewolves.
ISBN 9781406322873
Series Mortal instruments series, The (3 of 4)
Publisher Walker Books, 2009
Clare, Cassandra
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Clockwork angel
Miss Tessa Gray, tricked into the clutches of the Dark Sisters preparing her for an evil destiny with The Magister, begins a nightmarish adventure as she tries to rescue her weak brother, Nate. Set in a 19th century London world of vampires, warlocks, shadowhunters and terror, where nothing is as it seems.
ISBN 9781406328813
Publisher Walker Books, 2010
Clare, Cassandra
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Mortal instruments series, The
An urban fantasy series set in New York, a city that never sleeps and home to evil spirits, angels, warlocks, faeries and shadowhunters. 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 Mortal instruments series, The (4 books)
Clare, Cassandra
No book cover.
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Hold my hand or else
A story about the relationships between young people and their parents in a seaside community. It's about starting high school, first love and difficult sisters.
ISBN 9780091827083
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 1993
Topics / Australian Author /
Clark, Margaret
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Wannabe wallaby
When a black dog, Wannabe, who has been reared by wallabies, and believes he is one, is brought to the Animal Haven refuge, unexpected things happen.
ISBN 9780733612091
Publisher Hodder Headline Australia Pty Ltd, 2000
Topics / Australian Author /
Clark, Margaret
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Web watchers
Set inside a virtual internet world, two friends attempt to save earth's internet from evil.
ISBN 9780091834883
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 1999
Topics / Australian Author /
Clark, Margaret
No book cover.
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Hester the jester
Hester wants to be the next court jester, but it is unheard of for a girl to take on that role. There is also the slight problem of a king who is quite happy to chop off heads if he is displeased. Hester must fulfil her ambition without losing her head.
ISBN 9780143302483
Series Aussie bites (84 books)
Publisher Puffin Australia, 2007
Clark, Margaret & Denton, Terry (ill)
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Boots and all
A father lost his own career as a soccer star through injury. He is determined to experience glory through his son. Unfortunately, his son has come to hate the game and the real soccer talent of the family is the boy's sister.
ISBN 9780143300359
Series Aussie chomps (17 books)
Publisher Penguin, 2003
Clark, Sherryl
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Farm kid
An anthology of poems that creates the story of a farm boy and the journey he experiences leading up to the selling of the farm.
ISBN 9780143301301
Publisher Penguin, 2004
Topics / Australian Author /
Clark, Sherryl
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Motormouth
Since Chris lost his best mate, Dave, cars are all he really cares about. Then Josh Carter moves to town. His dad is a famous racing car driver and everyone wants to be Josh's friend. But as Chris soon discovers, Josh is a bit of a motormouth, and that's where the trouble begins.
ISBN 9780143304432
Publisher Puffin Australia, 2010
Topics / Australian Author /
Clark, Sherryl
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One perfect pirouette
Attending the National Ballet School has been Brynna's dream. When her parents move to Melbourne so that she can attend a top ballet school, Brynna wonders why she feels so awful about the move and why her brother is angrier than she has ever seen him. Her mother is working hard to keep the family afloat. For Brynna to realise her dream, something has to give.
ISBN 9780702238413
Publisher University of Queensland Press, 2010
Topics / Australian Author /
Clark, Sherryl
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Pirate X
Will Shepherd is not having the best of times. After six days on the wintery streets of London, he is beaten and robbed. After losing consciousness, he wakes to find he has travelled back to 1717, to a world of danger. Forced to work on Blackbeard's pirate ship, looting and burning, Will's unlikely friend is Major Bonnet, a disaster as a pirate but the key to his survival.
ISBN 9780702238895
Publisher University of Queensland Press, 2011
Topics / Australian Author /
Clark, Sherryl
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Pirates of Quentaris
When the sky pirates begin flying over the city, Kiall has an idea. If he can get on a pirate ship and sneak through the caves, he might be able to steal gold from the pirates.
ISBN 9780734408839
Series Quentaris chronicles (3 of 29)
Publisher Thomas C Lothian Pty Ltd, 2006
Topics / Australian Author /
Clark, Sherryl
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Tracey Binns is lost
Tracey's school has started a new healthy-eating and exercise program, and the kids are not happy. They're even less happy when Mr Gunning, their dreaded PE teacher, announces that he is taking grade six on a bush survival and fitness camp.
ISBN 9780702237058
Publisher University of Queensland Press, 2009
Clark, Sherryl & Apfelbaum, Alexis (ill)
No book cover.
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Tracey Binns is trouble
While her parents are working hard to provide the perfect life in the perfect house, Tracey Binns is working hard at misbehaving. Called Tracey Trouble or Rubbish Binns by classmates, she prefers to get detention than go home to an empty house. Then, Isabella comes to the school and, to Tracey's surprise, they become friends.
ISBN 9780702236679
Publisher University of Queensland Press, 2008
Clark, Sherryl & Apfelbaum, Alexis (ill)
No book cover.
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Sixth Grade style queen (not)
Dawn knows that she is not popular at school and is not a style queen. While she acknowledges that style queens are the popular ones at school, she has nothing in common with them. Dawn is having problems dealing with things at home too and wonders how she'll be able to sort out her problems.
ISBN 9780143303008
Publisher Puffin Australia, 2007
Topics / Australian Author /
Clark, Sherryl & Christian, Elissa (ill)
No book cover.
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Meet Rose
In 1900s Melbourne, Rose lives a life of privilege, but the social conventions are predictable. Her life seems destined to be conservative and dull until her adventurous Aunt Alice arrives. Rose realises there are opportunities out in the big world.
ISBN 9780143305361
Series Our Australian girl (20 books)
Publisher Puffin Australia, 2011
Clark, Sherryl & Masciullo, Lucia (ill)
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Rose in bloom
It's 1901 and even the death of Queen Victoria can't stop the growing excitement as Melbourne gets ready to celebrate Federation, on Rose's birthday. Meanwhile, at school, Rose loves being involved in the cricket team. She's so focused on the game coming up that she almost doesn't notice that her best friend, Abigail, is acting strangely.
ISBN 9780143305392
Series Our Australian girl (20 books)
Publisher Puffin Australia, 2011
Clark, Sherryl & Masciullo, Lucia (ill)
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Rose on wheels
It's 1900 and Rose feels that Aunt Alice is the only one who understands her. But, now, it looks as if Aunt Alice is going to live in Adelaide, leaving Rose with a dreadful, new governess, Miss Higginbottom. Rose must stop Aunt Alice from leaving Melbourne so that she doesn't lose her chance to go to school.
ISBN 9780143305378
Series Our Australian girl (20 books)
Publisher Puffin Australia, 2011
Clark, Sherryl & Masciullo, Lucia (ill)
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Rose's challenge
It's 1900 and Rose's world is changing. At last, she can go to a proper school, where she makes a best friend, learns more than just embroidery and even gets to play in a proper cricket match. But, at home, her mother is dangerously ill, her father is worried about Federation and Aunt Alice is getting in more trouble than ever.
ISBN 9780143305385
Series Our Australian girl (20 books)
Publisher Puffin Australia, 2011
Clark, Sherryl & Masciullo, Lucia (ill)
No book cover.
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Saving Moonbeam
When Gemma sees a starving, neglected horse, she is determined to help him survive. Gemma soon discovers that, with everyone trying to stop her including the owner and her parents, saving the horse won't be easy.
ISBN 9780143303602
Series Aussie bites (84 books)
Publisher Puffin Australia, 2009
Clark, Sherryl & Spudvilas, Anne (ill)
No book cover.
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Problem pony
Beth has always wanted a horse of her own. She is thrilled when she has the chance to look after a pony called Brady. But, Brady is a problem pony who doesn't seem to want to be friends with her.
ISBN 9780143302599
Series Aussie bites (84 books)
Publisher Puffin Australia, 2006
Clark, Sherryl & Young, Noela
No book cover.
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Tears in the jungle
Two brothers, aged ten and twelve, travel to the jungles of Borneo to experience the critically endangered orangutan in the wild. Their story is inspiring.
ISBN 9780646558158
Clarke, Daniel & Clarke, William
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Heroic lives of Al Capsella, The
A witty and dry account of a teenage boy's struggle to get by in his teenage years and his quest for normalcy.
ISBN 9780702230615
Publisher University of Queensland Press, 2000
Clarke, Judith
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One whole and perfect day
Lily, the sensible one in her family, wants to be like other teenagers, fall in love and not be responsible for everyone. She wants to bring her freakish family together for just one whole and perfect day.
ISBN 9781741148565
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2006
Clarke, Judith
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Three summers
Follow the lives of two school friends who choose to follow different paths through life. The story begins in rural Australia in 1959 and moves into the past and the future. Ruth's undeclared love for an elusive and mysterious boy shapes her entire lifetime.
ISBN 9781742378275
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2011
Topics / Australian Author /
Clarke, Judith
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Vincent van Gogh: the troubled artist
Van Gogh's life was tragic. He failed in love, fell out with friends and fellow painters, felt the suffering of others deeply and died by his own hand. During his short life, he painted hundreds of vibrant paintings, now recognised as masterpieces.
ISBN 9780750243230
Publisher White-Thomson Publishing Ltd, 2003
Claybourne, Anna
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Titanic
The Titanic was one of the largest, most luxurious steamships ever built. Learn about its incredible story from a shipyard in Ireland to the icy Atlantic Ocean where the unsinkable ship met a tragic end on the way to America.
ISBN 9780746068311
Publisher Usborne Publishing Ltd, 2006
Topics / Year 5 easy reads /
Claybourne, Anna & Daynes, Katie
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Story of inventions, The
Find out the real-life stories of the bright sparks behind dozens of ideas and inventions. Includes a glossary of terms and a timeline.
ISBN 9780746070093
Publisher Usborne Publishing Ltd, 2007
Claybourne, Anna & Larkin, Adam (ill)
No book cover.
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Ramona the pest
Ramona can't understand how she upsets people when she really doesn't mean to be a pest.
ISBN 9780192750976
Publisher Oxford University Press, 2000
Cleary, Beverly
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Great buildings
Throughout history, people have overcome every challenge to create fantastic buildings that have shaped the world. From the ancient pyramids to the tallest skyscraper, each building has its own history, unique features, brilliant architects and builders. Timelines show other buildings being constructed at the time and how they reflected the societies in which they were designed and built.
ISBN 9781847800367
Publisher Frances Lincoln, 2011
Clements, Gilllian
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Stone in my hand, A
Eleven year old Malaak is a Palestinian living in Gaza. She endures the hardships of living in an occupied territory, with soldiers and dangers ever present. Her father has disappeared and her mother raises the family, and keeps their Islamic faith. Malaak has a tame dove which helps her to deal with her sadness. Hamid, her brother, has his own, dangerous way to cope with repression and uncertainty.
ISBN 9780763647728
Publisher Candlewick Press, 2010
Clinton, Cathryn
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Prehistoric giants: the megafauna of Australia
Step back to a time when giant goannas and marsupial lions stalked the Australian bush. Imagine herds of two-tonne animals roaming the plains and flocks of flightless ducks, bigger than emus, striding across the shallow, inland sea. This book reveals an Australia when humans shared the land with giants.
ISBN 9780980381320
Publisher Museum Victoria, 2009
Topics / Australian Author /
Clode, Danielle
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Cat
Striking colour photographs of members of the cat family, both wild and tame. Provides information about cat ancestors, mythology, contemporary breeds, cats in literature, art and anatomy, feral cats and cat care.
ISBN 9780756606626
Series Eyewitness series (30 books)
Publisher Dorling Kindersley, 2004
Clutton-Brock, Juliet
No book cover.
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Dog
Learn why dogs and wolves hunt in packs, how dogs talk with their eyes and tails, how dogs were used to sniff out truffles. Superb real-life photographs of dogs, wolves, jackals and foxes show the evolution of the dog family.
ISBN 9780789457745
Series Eyewitness series (30 books)
Publisher Dorling Kindersley, 2000
Clutton-Brock, Juliet
No book cover.
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Horse
Learn all about horses and ponies, from their origins and breeds to their role in human civilisation. Discover why a zebra has stripes.
ISBN 9780751364842
Series Eyewitness series (30 books)
Publisher Dorling Kindersley, 2003
Clutton-Brock, Juliet
No book cover.
338
Sadako and the thousand paper cranes
In the aftermath of the bombing of Hiroshima, Sadako's dying wish is to make one thousand paper cranes in accordance with the Japanese legend that says that the gods will grant the maker's wish to be well again.
ISBN 9781876289485
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 1999
Coerr, Eleanor
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Airman
Conor Broekhart was born to fly. In an age when many dreamed of flying, it became his destiny. When a cruel and cunning betrayal destroys his family, Conor must win the race for flight to save his family and right a terrible wrong.
ISBN 9780141383354
Publisher Puffin UK, 2008
Colfer, Eoin
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Artemies Fowl and the Atlantis complex
Artemis has frequently used high-tech fairy magic to mastermind the most devious criminal activity of the new century. Now, at a conference in Iceland, Artemis has gathered the fairies to present his latest idea to save the world from global warming. But Artemis is behaving strangely - he seems different. Something terrible has happened to him.
ISBN 9780141328041
Series Artemis Fowl series (7 of 7)
Publisher Penguin Books Australia, 2010
Colfer, Eoin
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Artemis Fowl
Villainous twelve year old, Artemis Fowl, holds a leprechaun to ransom and gets more than he bargained for.
ISBN 9780141312125
Series Artemis Fowl series (1 of 7)
Publisher Penguin, 2002
Colfer, Eoin
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Artemis Fowl and the last guardian
Is this armageddon time for artemis fowl . . . Opal Koboi, power-crazed pixie, is plotting to exterminate mankind and become fairy queen. If she succeeds, the spirits of long-dead fairy warriors will rise from the earth, inhabit the nearest available bodies and wreak mass destruction. But what happens if those nearest bodies include crows, or deer, or badgers - or two curious little boys by the names of Myles and Beckett Fowl? Yes, it's true. Criminal mastermind Artemis Fowl's four-year-old brothers could be involved in destroying the human race. Can Artemis and Captain Holly Short of the Lower Elements Police stop Opal and prevent the end of the world?
ISBN 9780141344331
Series Artemis Fowl series (8 of 7)
Publisher Puffin Australia, 2012
Colfer, Eoin
No book cover.
116080
Artemis Fowl and the lost colony
From an island stuck in time comes an army of vindictive imps bent on destroying humans. Teenage genius, Artemis Fowl, must stop the demons who have sworn revenge on humans. He uses his wit and sarcasm in this tale of murder and deceit.
ISBN 9780141382692
Series Artemis Fowl series (5 of 7)
Publisher Penguin, 2006
Colfer, Eoin
No book cover.
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Artemis Fowl and the time paradox
Artemis Fowl, that magnet for trouble, with fairy ally, Captain Holly Short, by his side must successfully complete this mission to save his gravely ill mother. He must travel back through time and steal the cure from the clutches of a young criminal mastermind, Artemis Fowl. It will take all Artemis' ingenuity to foil himself.
ISBN 9780141383347
Series Artemis Fowl series (6 of 7)
Publisher Puffin Australia, 2008
Colfer, Eoin
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Artemis Fowl 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 Artemis Fowl series (7 books)
Colfer, Eoin
No book cover.
676
Artemis Fowl: the Arctic incident
In this sequel, Artemus embarks on a daring plan to fight the Lower Elements and to rescue his father.
ISBN 9780141312132
Series Artemis Fowl series (2 of 7)
Publisher Penguin, 2003
Colfer, Eoin
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Artemis Fowl: the eternity code
Artemis promises his father that he'll stop his law-breaking ways but he is up for one last, tiny crime. Unfortunately, Artemis doesn't count on the operation being a total failure. Artemis is set up and forced to enlist the help of his faerie friends.
ISBN 9780786819140
Series Artemis Fowl series (3 of 7)
Publisher Miramax Kids, 2003
Colfer, Eoin
No book cover.
116056
Artemis Fowl: the opal deception
Opal Koboi, pixie and archenemy of the fairies, is under close surveillance lying in a coma. This is just a treacherous plot and Artemis Fowl, the brilliant criminal mastermind, although now devoid of faerie knowledge, must save the day.
ISBN 9780141381695
Series Artemis Fowl series (4 of 7)
Publisher Penguin, 2005
Colfer, Eoin
No book cover.
7076
Benny & Babe
Benny and Babe are unlikely friends who decide to go into business together, but they need to avoid the bullying of Furty Howlin. Their business of scavenging fishing tackle leads to a very dangerous encounter.
ISBN 9780143300564
Publisher Penguin, 2005
Colfer, Eoin
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Half-moon investigations
Fletcher Moon has graduated to be a fully qualified private detective. He's also only twelve years old. When a series of mysterious crimes occur across town, Fletcher finds himself in an exciting adventure, some violent incidents and in real danger.
ISBN 9780786849574
Publisher Miramax Kids, 2006
Colfer, Eoin
No book cover.
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Supernaturalist, The
Cosmo is a fourteen year old boy of the third millennium living in an institute for parentally challenged boys. There are only three ways out and Cosmo is running out of time. But, rescue by a motley crew of kids presents new dangers.
ISBN 9780141380414
Publisher Penguin, 2004
Colfer, Eoin
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WARP: the reluctant assassin
The FBI and WARP (Witness Anonymous Relocation Programme) hide witnesses in the past to protect the future. Riley is a Victorian orphan, hurtled into the twenty-first century and on the run from his evil master, Albert Garrick, the terrifying assassin-for-hire pursuing Riley through time. As Garrick hunts them down, Riley and seventeen year-old FBI agent Chevie, face a race to stay alive and stop Garrick from returning to his own time.
ISBN 9780141341767
Publisher Puffin UK, 2013
Colfer, Eoin
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Wish list, The
Meg Finn is in a tough spot. In her last act on Earth, she committed a crime and died. With an even tally of good and evil deeds, Meg's spirit is stuck in limbo. For salvation, she must return to Earth and do more good deeds. Satan has other plans.
ISBN 9780670040582
Publisher Viking Children's, 2003
Colfer, Eoin
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Rocketboard
Rocketboard is cool. Gambling with your life is not. Fasool never seems to learn.
ISBN 9781420211795
Series Out of this world series (16 of 16)
Publisher Macmillan Education Australia Pty Ltd, 2007
Collin, Paul, Lin, Matt (ill) & Kattiyakulvanich, Natt (ill)
No book cover.
15187
Dragonlords of Quentaris
Hero Rad is still very immature and finds himself kidnapped and sold into slavery. Quentaris is invaded and nearly all of the citizens are forced to wear slave neck collars.
ISBN 9780734406200
Series Quentaris chronicles (18 of 29)
Publisher Thomas C Lothian Pty Ltd, 2004
Topics / Australian Author /
Collins, Paul
No book cover.
18546
Forgotten prince, The
Thieves' Guild apprentice, Crocodile Sal, hadn't reckoned on royal and political intrigue, assassins, shape-shifters, betrayal, kidnapping gypsies, rift-world travel, trolls and murderous swamp creatures. She wonders what else can go wrong.
ISBN 9780734408822
Series Quentaris chronicles (4 of 29)
Publisher Thomas C Lothian Pty Ltd, 2005
Collins, Paul
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Mole hunt
In a galaxy of cutthroat companies, shadowy clans and hidden agendas, spy agency RIM barely wields enough control to keep order. Maximus Black, a cold-blooded killer, is RIM's star cadet but he has a problem. Someone is after him. One of RIM's best agents, Anneke Longshadow, knows there's a mole in the organisation. And, Maximus has a lot to hide. Includes violence and murder. Usually read by students in Years 9, 10 or above.
ISBN 9781921665264
Publisher Ford Street Publishing, 2011
Topics / Australian Author /
Collins, Paul
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Princess of shadows
Tamaika undergoes a mysterious change after reading an ancient book. She uses her powers to fight the shadow monster who changes people into stone.
ISBN 9780734407993
Series Quentaris chronicles (10 of 29)
Publisher Thomas C Lothian Pty Ltd, 2005
Collins, Paul
No book cover.
15188
Slaves of Quentaris
Yukin is captured by slaves and taken to Quentaris. He discovers that he has a power which he eventually uses to great effect.
ISBN 9780734405579
Series Quentaris chronicles (23 of 29)
Publisher Thomas C Lothian Pty Ltd, 2003
Topics / Australian Author /
Collins, Paul
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Slightly skewed life of Toby Chrysler, The
Toby Chrysler's mum has been missing for more than a month. His new friend, Ginger, has lost her dad. And everyone is looking for Toby. An abandoned red shoe and some map coordinates help them in their search for their parents.
ISBN 9780975074244
Publisher Celapene Press, 2009
Topics / Australian Author /
Collins, Paul
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Spell of undoing, The
This book leads you on a wild adventure when Quentaris, a replica of a city from the early 1300s, is lifted from its bedrock by the Spell of Undoing. A saboteur gets the spell wrong and, instead of unravelling the city's prosperity, it lifts the entire city, throws it into a vortex and hurls it through the rift maze and into another world.
ISBN 9781876462536
Series Quentaris chronicles (1 of 29)
Publisher Ford Street Publishing, 2008
Topics / Australian Author /
Collins, Paul
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Swords of Quentaris
Rad is a street lad who yearns to belong to the Thieves' Guild. More than anything he would love to be a guide to heroes journeying to the rift caves but he knows this is well beyond his capabilities. It's while Rad is watching out for the infamous skycrawlers that his chance to become anything he wants is offered to him.
ISBN 9780734404701
Series Quentaris chronicles (20 of 29)
Publisher Thomas C Lothian Pty Ltd, 2003
Topics / Australian Author /
Collins, Paul
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Vampires of Quentaris
Quentaris is once more under attack, this time from creatures who stalk their victims at night. With the main army away fighting the Zolka, Quentaris is vulnerable, it's fate left in the hands of Rad de La'rel.
ISBN 9780734409850
Series Quentaris chronicles (29 books)
Publisher Hachette Children's Books, 2008
Collins, Paul
No book cover.
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Slime world
Mardi must be saved from the slimy prince of Pliskor. His friends had better find him.
ISBN 9781420211788
Series Out of this world series (15 of 16)
Publisher Macmillan Education Australia Pty Ltd, 2007
Collins, Paul & Lin, Matt (ill)
No book cover.
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Trust me
An assortment of short stories and poems from 50 Australian authors, poets and illustrators. The contents are sorted by genre so, as the mood takes you, dip into adventure, horror, romance, crime, thriller, fantasy, science fiction, humour, historical or poetry. Try something new and discover an author, poet or writing style that you may not have considered before.
ISBN 9781876462574
Publisher Ford Street Publishing, 2008
Topics / Australian Author /
Collins, Paul (ed)
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Plant world
Perry, Fasool and Mardi are thrown into the plant world dungeon. If the slaves won't help them they will have to get themselves out, somehow.
ISBN 9781420211771
Series Out of this world series (14 of 16)
Publisher Macmillan Education Australia Pty Ltd, 2007
Collins, Paul, Lin, Matt (ill) & Lin, Aaron (ill)
No book cover.
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Rock-hop
Giant rocks hurtling through the skies, just as well Perry and Fasool have rock-hopper Mardi to help them.
ISBN 9781420211764
Series Out of this world series (13 of 16)
Publisher Macmillan Education Australia Pty Ltd, 2007
Collins, Paul, Lin, Matt (ill) & Lin, Aaron (ill)
No book cover.
Hunger Games series
Fantasy adventure novels. 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 Hunger Games series (3 books)
Collins, Suzanne
No book cover.
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Hunger games, The
A terrifying reality TV show selects twelve boys and twelve girls, forcing them to compete live. There is only one rule, kill or be killed. Katniss is horrified when her younger, gentle sister is selected and volunteers in her place. She faces violent events that she does not believe she can survive. Includes cruelty and violence. Usually read by students in Years 9, 10 and above.
ISBN 9781407109084
Series Hunger Games series (1 of 3)
Publisher Scholastic UK, 2009
Collins, Suzanne
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Hunger games: catching fire, The
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.
ISBN 9781407109367
Series Hunger Games series (2 of 3)
Publisher Scholastic UK, 2009
Collins, Suzanne
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Hunger games: mockingjay, The
Katniss Everdeen has survived the deadly arena of the Hunger Games but, in retaliation for her rescue, President Snow has ordered the destruction of District 12. A new and deadly battle has begun. Some violent scenes are graphically described, requiring more mature readers. Usually read by students in Years 9, 10 and above.
ISBN 9781407109374
Series Hunger Games series (3 of 3)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2010
Collins, Suzanne
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Pinocchio
The classic tale of Pinocchio, a wooden puppet, carved by Old Gepetto, whose nose grows longer whenever he tells a lie. He runs away and joins a circus but a talking cricket and Pinocchio's guardian fairy save him and his wish is granted.
ISBN 9781853261602
Publisher Wordsworth Editions Ltd, 2002
Collodi, Carlo
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Revolution is not a dinner party
Ling lived a comfortable life with her parents until Comrade Li moved into their apartment. Her life changed dramatically at home and at school, and Ling soon feared for the lives of her family and friends. She endured extreme hardship just to survive, as she struggled to understand the Chinese cultural revolution. Her love for Chairman Mao and his teaching was tested to the limit.
ISBN 9780143303855
Publisher Puffin Australia, 2007
Compestine, Ying Chang
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Matched
Cassia believes that Society provides only the best for its citizens. Everything and everyone is regulated, allocated and sharing is not permitted. Cassia is seventeen and excited about attending her Match Banquet, where she will learn the identity of her perfect Match. But, Cassia falls in love with another and is determined to make her own choices.
ISBN 9780141333052
Publisher Penguin, 2010
Condie, Ally
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Straight line to my heart, A
School is over forever and Tiff is hoping her work experience will lead to a job. Driving lessons aren't going too well, Reggie is sick and her best friend has some big news. All of this at the same time as a boy is actually wanting to get to know the real Tiff. Some adult concepts. Usually read by students in Years 9, 10 or above.
ISBN 9781742377308
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2011
Topics / Australian Author /
Condon, Bill
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Under the hawthorne tree
Ireland in the 1840s is devastated by famine. Three children are left to fend for themselves when tragedy strikes their family. They must find their great aunts.
ISBN 9780862782061
Publisher O'Brien Press, 2001
Conlon-McKenna, Marita
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R-T, Margaret and the rats of NIMH
Two lost children join Rasco and the Rats of NIMH.
ISBN 9780064403870
Series Rats of NIMH series (3 of 3)
Publisher HarperTrophy, 1991
Conly, Jane Leslie
No book cover.
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Racso and the rats of NIMH
A sequel to Robert O'Brien's 'Mrs Frisby and the rats of NIMH' written by his daughter, Jane Conly. A young city rat runs away to join the rats of NIMH in their new home and hopes to prove his worth to them.
ISBN 9780064402453
Series Rats of NIMH series (2 of 3)
Publisher HarperTrophy, 1991
Conly, Jane Leslie & Lubin, Leonard (ill)
No book cover.
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Nelson Mandela
The life and work of a political activist, his imprisonment and election as the president of South Africa.
ISBN 9780431086361
Publisher Heinemann, 2000
Connolly, Sean
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Chanters of Tremaris 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 Chanters of Tremaris series (4 books)
Constable, Kate
No book cover.
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Cicada summer
Two years ago, Eloise's mother died and, over time, sadness has taken her voice. Her father, preoccupied with grandiose schemes that allow him to run from his own grief, ignores what is happening with Eloise's quietness. When Eloise meets Anna, a girl from another time, things begin to change as Eloise finds the peace and safety she needs to heal.
ISBN 9781741758283
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2009
Topics / Australian Author /
Constable, Kate
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Crow country
Sadie has moved to the country with her mum, although she would have preferred to stay in Melbourne with her friends. Life takes an unexpected turn when Sadie has an unusual encounter with a crow on a dried-up lake, and then meets Lachie Mortlock. Living in the country takes on new meaning, especially when Crow gives Sadie a secret to keep and a mystery to solve.
ISBN 9781742373959
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2011
Constable, Kate
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New Guinea moon
For 16 year old Julie these Christmas holidays become life changing. Her parents separated when she was three and she is meeting her father, a pilot in New Guinea, for the first time since then. In addition, spending time away from her mother is something Julie is looking forward to - a time to decide her own path.
ISBN 9781743315033
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2013
Constable, Kate
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Singer of all songs, The
An unconscious stranger, possessing his own magical chantments, has infiltrated Antaris. He throws Calwyn's world into chaos, leading her on a journey of discovery in this fantasy saga set in extraordinary lands.
ISBN 9781865088204
Series Chanters of Tremaris series (1 of 4)
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2002
Topics / Australian Author /
Constable, Kate
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Taste of lightning, The
Tansy is a laundry-maid with a fear of the dark. Skir is a Priest-King who lacks the powers he's supposed to have and Perrin is a swordsman with a gift that gives him power over animals. They become unlikely travelling companions, on the run.
ISBN 9781741148633
Series Chanters of Tremaris series (4 of 4)
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2007
Topics / Australian Author /
Constable, Kate
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Tenth power, The
When Calwyn learns that Darrow has been infected, she begins a desperate race through the frozen forests. She must find the answers in time to heal him and have the courage to embrace the dark magic to save Tremaris.
ISBN 9781865089768
Series Chanters of Tremaris series (3 of 4)
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2005
Topics / Australian Author /
Constable, Kate
No book cover.
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Waterless sea, The
Calwyn, the chantress from 'The singer of all songs', and her friends travel the vast, unforgiving deserts of Merithuros to search the Palace of Cobwebs for chantment. It will take all their ingenuity and magic to escape the Empire's dreadful secret.
ISBN 9781865089751
Series Chanters of Tremaris series (2 of 4)
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2003
Topics / Australian Author /
Constable, Kate
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Grandad tree, The
An apple tree in the garden represents the changing stages of life. Children play in the tree's shade with their grandad in summer and rake its leaves in autumn. The continuing presence of the tree supports them as they come to accept his death.
ISBN 9780744578751
Publisher Walker Books, 2001
Cooke, Trish & Wilson, Sharon
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What Katy did
Katy Carr is untidy, tall and gangling, planning for the day when she will be beautiful and beloved. She is also very disobedient resulting in a terrible accident that threatens her daydreams and hopes for the future. Katy courageously overcomes her difficulties.
ISBN 9781853261312
Publisher Wordsworth Editions Ltd, 2002
Coolidge, Susan
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Brief history of Montmaray, A
Sophie, the diarist, is sixteen and lives in a crumbling castle on the tiny island kingdom of Montmaray with her tomboy sister, her nearly perfect cousin and the completely mad King. She loves it. The war woes of Europe rage about them, sometimes terrifyingly touching their lives, as they struggle to survive. With love interests, humour, suspense and secrets. Usually read by students in Years 9,10 or above.
ISBN 9781741663228
Series The Montmaray Journals series (1 of 3)
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2008
Cooper, Michelle
No book cover.
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FitzOsbornes at war, The
When the Nazis attacked, Sophie FitzOsborne and the royal family of Montmaray escaped their remote island home. But, now that war has come to England, nowhere is safe. Sophie fills her journal with tales of wartime, while desperately waiting for news of her brother, last seen flying over enemy territory. But, hope springs up in surprising places, and love blooms unexpectedly.
ISBN 9781742750323
Series The Montmaray Journals series (3 of 3)
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2012
Topics / Australian Author /
Cooper, Michelle
No book cover.
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FitzOsbornes in exile, The
As nations scramble to avert war, Sophie FitzOsborne and her eccentric family shelter in England. In keeping with high society expectations, Aunt Charlotte wants to marry off Sophie and Veronica. Toby is charming and lazy, Henry is driving the governess mad and Simon and Veronica's battle of wills continues. Sophie tries to keep her family together, when everything is falling apart. Usually read by students in Years 9,10 or above.
ISBN 9781741663747
Series The Montmaray Journals series (2 of 3)
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2010
Topics / Australian Author /
Cooper, Michelle
No book cover.
The Montmaray Journals 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 The Montmaray Journals series (3 books)
Cooper, Michelle
No book cover.
Dark is rising
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 Dark is rising (5 books)
Cooper, Susan
No book cover.
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Dark is rising, The
The Dark and the Light are ancient enemies. In book two in the series of five, the Dark has chosen this time to begin its ascent.
ISBN 9780689829833
Series Dark is rising (2 of 5)
Publisher Aladdin Publishing, 1999
Cooper, Susan
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Greenwitch
The Drew children combine with Great-Uncle Merry and Will Stanton to seek the Greenwitch and locate the stolen grail.
ISBN 9780140309010
Series Dark is rising (3 of 5)
Publisher Penguin, 1977
Cooper, Susan
No book cover.
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Grey king, The
Will Stanton, visiting in Wales, is on a desperate quest to find the golden harp and to awaken the ancient Sleepers.
ISBN 9780689829840
Series Dark is rising (4 of 5)
Publisher Puffin UK, 1977
Cooper, Susan
No book cover.
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King of shadows
Nat joins a Shakespearean theatre troupe and is transported back in time to Shakespeare's Globe Theatre.
ISBN 9780141307992
Publisher Penguin, 2000
Cooper, Susan
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Over sea, under stone
Jane, Barney and Simon have their first journey with Great-Uncle Merry to find the gleaming grail in the battle against the Dark.
ISBN 9780140303629
Series Dark is rising (1 of 5)
Publisher Puffin UK, 2002
Cooper, Susan
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Silver on the tree
Will Stanton discovers that he is the last of the Old Ones, wielders on Earth of the giant powers of good and evil.
ISBN 9780140311181
Series Dark is rising (5 of 5)
Publisher Puffin UK, 1979
Cooper, Susan
No book cover.
18579
Fire in my soul
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.
ISBN 9780734408648
Publisher Thomas C Lothian Pty Ltd, 2006
Corbet-Singleton, Paul
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Before they were famous series
Historical fiction, easily read but with mature and fascinating content that gives an insight into the people who have shaped history. 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 Before they were famous series (6 books)
Corby, Caroline
No book cover.
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Boudica: the secrets of the Druids
Boudica, a young girl, living in ancient Britain, finds herself in great difficulty. The Romans have invaded, her father has been accused of murder and she doesn't know who to trust. A mysterious Druid appears in Boudica's village and she must decide whether or not to enter his murky world. She must make the right decision so that one day she can bring honour to her tribe and become their warrior queen.
ISBN 9781406312539
Series Before they were famous series (2 of 6)
Publisher Walker Books, 2008
Corby, Caroline
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Cleopatra: escape down the Nile
Cleopatra is in hiding, having fled the city in fear of losing her life. The young girl is uncertain of her future until she finally receives news from home and realises her time has come to face her enemies and take her place as Queen of Egypt.
ISBN 9781406310337
Series Before they were famous series (1 of 6)
Publisher Walker Books, 2008
Corby, Caroline
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Julius Caesar: the curse of the gods
When young Julius Caesar fall mysteriously ill, his mother is convinced he's been cursed by the gods. But, when civil war engulfs Ancient Rome, Caesar seizes the opportunity to prove her wrong and fulfil his destiny as leader of the mightiest empire the world has ever known.
ISBN 9781406312546
Series Before they were famous series (6 of 6)
Publisher Walker Books, 2011
Corby, Caroline
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Lady Jane Grey: a queen for sale
The story of a Tudor girl doomed from birth by her royal blood. When the King names her family as producers of the next heir to the throne in the absence of any off-spring of his own, Jane, at nine years of age, becomes a political pawn. She is bought to marry a nobleman's son and then traded. Finally, she has no choice but to try to snare the King of England.
ISBN 9781406312553
Series Before they were famous series (4 of 6)
Publisher Walker Books, 2010
Corby, Caroline
No book cover.
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Pocahontas: the prophecy of doom
The native Americans of Virginia have destroyed another tribe in response to a prophecy they had that strangers would come to Chesapeake Bay and destroy them. Unfortunately, a group of English settlers land on this spot in 1607 after the massacre. Pocahontas is dismayed at her tribe's mistake but her efforts to right the situation only make it worse. The true story of her meeting with John Smith.
ISBN 9781406313734
Series Before they were famous series (3 of 6)
Publisher Walker Books, 2009
Corby, Caroline
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William the conqueror: nowhere to hide
It is medieval France and the illegitimate son of a peasant is chosen to be the heir of the Duke of Normandy. Powerful families plot to murder the boy and steal his title. Young William learns the hard way that there are few people he can trust and when he has nowhere left to hide, he makes a stand and fights for his life. This is the boy who became William the Conqueror of England.
ISBN 9781406313727
Series Before they were famous series (5 of 6)
Publisher Walker Books, 2009
Corby, Caroline
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Goodbye and hello
Diverse stories about family ties and personal experiences, written by Australian and Irish authors.
ISBN 9780140360578
Publisher Penguin, 1993
Corcoran, Clodagh & Tyrrell, Margot (ed.)
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Lee Raven: boy thief
Lee Raven, boy thief, has stolen something he really didn't mean to. Now he faces a perilous flight through London and the murky sewers below as he tries to escape capture. Lee has stolen the Book of Nebo, a book that has existed for thousands of years and tells every story and legend known to man.
ISBN 9780141383644
Publisher Penguin, 2008
Corder, Zizou
No book cover.
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Lionboy
Charlie meets six lions while stowed away on a circus ship bound for Paris on his quest to find his parents. Contains mature themes.
ISBN 9780141317267
Series Lionboy series (1 of 3)
Publisher Puffin Australia, 2004
Corder, Zizou
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Lionboy 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 Lionboy series (3 books)
Corder, Zizou
No book cover.
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Lionboy: the chase
Charlie Ashanti is on the run with six homesick, beautiful lions. He has promised to help the lions find their way back to the circus but Charlie has his own problems. His parents have been kidnapped and Charlie is being hunted by villains.
ISBN 9780141380537
Series Lionboy series (2 of 3)
Publisher Penguin Books Ltd, UK, 2004
Corder, Zizou
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Lionboy: the truth
Charlie has found his parents, but his old enemies are closing in and hunting the Ashanti family. Contains mature themes.
ISBN 9780141317571
Series Lionboy series (3 of 3)
Publisher Penguin, 2006
Corder, Zizou
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Halo
Halo, abandoned as a baby and raised by centaurs, captured and torn from her happy home, disguises herself as a boy to have any freedom. Still under constant threat of enslavement and exposure, she lives the myths, legends and culture of ancient Greece from warring Sparta to Athens, searching for her identity.
ISBN 9780141328300
Publisher Penguin Books Ltd, UK, 2010
Corder, Zizou
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Factotum
Rossamund has exchanged the dangerous life of a lamplighter for Brandenbrass and an even more dangerous life as factotum to the aristocratic monsterslayer, Europe. He plunges headlong into the life of political manoeuvring, high society parties and well paid monster hunting. But rumours about her newfactotum place Europe in danger, and Rossamund and the Branden Rose face the ultimate battle against their enemies, the black-hearted schemers who would destroy them both.
ISBN 9781862916920
Series Monster Blood Tattoo series (3 of 3)
Publisher Omnibus Books, 2010
Cornish, D M
No book cover.
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Foundling
Rossamund Bookchild is an orphan boy, saddled with a very unfortunate name. He dreams of joining the navy but, come the hiring season, Rossamund is instead offered employment as a lamplighter. Setting off alone, he encounters a variety of colourful characters and learns that the world is more complex and perilous than he was raised to believe. He meets Europe, a well-known fulgar or monster fighter.
ISBN 9781862916326
Series Monster Blood Tattoo series (1 of 3)
Publisher Omnibus Books, 2007
Topics / Australian Author /
Cornish, D M
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Lamplighter
Rossamund Bookchild is now a lonely, apprentice lamplighter at Winstermill, half-way through his training. His life is enlivened by the arrival of Threnody, a female wit (a lahzar or monster-hunter) who wants to train as a lamplighter, solely to spite her mother.
ISBN 9781862916883
Series Monster Blood Tattoo series (2 of 3)
Publisher Omnibus Books, 2009
Topics / Australian Author /
Cornish, D M
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Monster Blood Tattoo series
Monster Blood Tattoo trilogy is a world of predatory monsters, chemical potions and surgically altered people. 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 Monster Blood Tattoo series (3 books)
Cornish, D M
No book cover.
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Weather
Be an eyewitness to how the weather works. Find out how clouds form, why it rains, what causes a ferocious hurricane or a roaring tornado that strikes without warning and why the climate may change in the future.
ISBN 9780751347463
Series Eyewitness series (30 books)
Publisher Dorling Kindersley, 2002
Topics / Environment /
Cosgrove, Brian
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All stars 1: Maddy goal defence
At home, Maddy's life has changed since her Dad moved out. At school she just hangs out with her friend Jess. When they miss out on being selected for school netball team Maddy is disappointed but Sarah suggests they form their own team.
ISBN 9781876372736
Series All stars netball series (1 of 8)
Publisher Black Dog Books, 2005
Topics / Australian Author /
Costain, Meredith
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All stars 3: Josie wing attack
Josie's sister is getting married and the whole house is crazy, but Josie just wants to play netball in the match of the season.
ISBN 9781876372750
Series All stars netball series (3 of 8)
Publisher Black Dog Books, 2005
Topics / Australian Author /
Costain, Meredith
No book cover.
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All stars 8: Ali goal attack
Ali feels like a loser, being on the sidelines all the time. Then, Stephanie turns up and things change.
ISBN 9781987637281
Series All stars netball series (8 of 8)
Publisher Black Dog Books, 2006
Topics / Australian Author /
Costain, Meredith
No book cover.
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Dog squad
For the dog squad, no job is too small, no mission too dangerous. Especially if there's cash involved. When they take on Operation Collect Big-time, things don't go to plan and they wonder if they have bitten off more than they can chew.
ISBN 9781921529160
Series Lightning strikes series (19 books)
Publisher Walker Books, 2009
Costain, Meredith
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Avoid being a convict sent to Australia
A light-hearted but factual account of the social conditions and crimes that led to convicts being transported to Australia. An accurate and vivid account is given of life when Australia is reached. Cartoon-style illustrations add to humour.
ISBN 9780864615176
Publisher Koala Books, 2005
Costain, Meredith & Antram, David (ill)
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It's true: hauntings happen and ghosts get grumpy
Fascinating collection of stories about ghosts, aliens, psychics and other unusual things.
ISBN 9781741146080
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2006
Costain, Meredith & Smith, Craig (ill)
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Ancient China
Discover why tombs were filled with pottery figures, what was carried along the Silk Road,who invented paper and what kinds of weapons were used in early battles. An informative guide to Chinese history, with stunning photographs and life-like models.
ISBN 9780789458667
Series Eyewitness series (30 books)
Publisher Dorling Kindersley, 2000
Cotterell, Arthur
No book cover.
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Black book of colours, The
An extraordinary and unique picture book, complete with Braille and embossed illustrations. All black in colour, it is stylistically striking and offers the sighted reader an unparalleled insight into the interpretation of the world from the perspective of a blind child.
ISBN 9781406322187
Publisher Walker Books, 2010
Topics / Year 5 easy reads /
Cottin, Menena & Faria, Rosana
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Australian bushrangers
This history of bushranging in Australia gives details about many bushrangers.
ISBN 9781864362848
Publisher New Holland Australia, 1998
Topics / Australian Author /
Coupe, Robert
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Prince of butterflies
A beautiful story about John Farrington, a boy who loved butterflies and grew into a man who saved them.
ISBN 9780152014544
Publisher Harcourt Children's Books, 2002
Topics / Year 6 easy reads /
Coville, Bruce & Clapp, John (ill)
No book cover.
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Duck in the gun, The
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.
ISBN 9781921150838
Publisher Walker Books, 2009
Topics / Year 5 easy reads /
Cowley, Joy & Belton, Robyn (ill)
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Road to Goonong
The road to Goonong was just a pair of wheel tracks, packed down by buggies and drays that had travelled that way. Our farm, Goonong, was at the end of the road. We had beef and dairy cattle, and plenty of room to play and ride horses. It was a time when timber-cutters felled big ironbarks and blacksmiths' hammers rang out from the forge. The skies were always blue and rain was scarce.
ISBN 9781742375212
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2011
Cox, David
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My story: Agincourt, Jenkin Lloyd, France 1415
Jenkin Lloyd is fourteen and about to embark on the adventure of his life when he goes off to war, as an archer, for King Henry V to fight against the 60,000 strong French troups at Agincourt. Jenkin knows there is not much chance of surviving the day.
ISBN 9780439982665
Publisher Scholastic UK, 2003
Cox, Michael
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Elvis and his pelvis
Not quite the full life story of Elvis Presley, told in chronological order and with humour, including some of his 'lost diary'.
ISBN 9780439997560
Series Dead famous (2 books)
Publisher Scholastic UK, 2001
Cox, Michael & Reeve, Philip (ill)
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Harriet Bright in a pickle
Harriet dreams of being a poet. Paul Picklebottom is constantly making her life difficult. Luckily, her best friend, Melly, is always there to comfort her. But, Harriet gets into a pickle when she finds out her best friend has a secret that she won't share.
ISBN 9780330423496
Series Harriet Bright series (3 books)
Publisher Pan MacMillan, 2008
Topics / Year 5 easy reads /
Craig, Claire & Feddersen, Melanie (ill)
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Harriet Bright 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 Harriet Bright series (3 books)
Craig, Claire & Feddersen, Melanie (ill)
No book cover.
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Harriet Bright: holiday hullabaloo
Harriet Bright is going to have the best holiday ever, as soon as four things happen in her life. Until then, she's in a real hullabaloo. The clever and zany Harriet Bright will get into your head and whisk you away on adventures.
ISBN 9780143305071
Series Harriet Bright series (3 of 3)
Publisher Puffin Australia, 2010
Topics / Australian Author /
Craig, Claire & Feddersen, Melanie (ill)
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Harriet Bright: the star you are
Harriet Bright is a quirky, nine year old girl with a best friend, Melly Fanshawe. Three different, funny stories tell you why adults don't laugh as much as children, what might happen when you research your family history and what you do, if you enter a talent quest, to win a year's supply of chocolate bars.
ISBN 9780143305064
Series Harriet Bright series (3 books)
Publisher Puffin Australia, 2010
Craig, Claire & Feddersen, Melanie (ill)
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Bloodhound boys, The
The undead world has many dangerous creatures, many of which Rocky the werewolf and Vince the vampire meet in their search to find who has robbed the city's blood bank.
ISBN 9781922179302
Publisher Walker Books, 2013
Cranna, Andrew
No book cover.
1081
Deadly Australians
Information about some deadly Australians, that is, some great Indigenous people who are successful, talented, outstanding and cool. They include Bronwyn Bancroft, Fabri Blacklock, Uncle Charles Moran, Darlene Johnson, Jimmy Little, Linda Burney and Charles Davidson who have achieved in art, politics, music and other fields.
ISBN 9781865045054
Series Reconciliation - for older students series (7 of 7)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2009
Craven, Rhonda & Wilson-Miller, James
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Reptiles
Outstanding colour photography with clearly written text presented as informative captions and key paragraphs, on a double page spread for each reptile. Lots of Australian reptiles are featured.
ISBN 9780809492473
Publisher Time Life, 1999
Topics / Australian Author /
Creagh, Carson & Greer, Allen (ed.)
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Awesome, Australian art for contemporary kids
Describing contemporary artworks and the intentions of the artists. The relevance of these works for today's kids is revealed.
ISBN 9781877004209
Publisher Craftsman House, 2003
Topics / Australian Author /
Cree, Laura Murray
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Love that dog
Narrative poem about an endearingly unassuming, straight-talking boy who discovers the powers and pleasures of the poems studied at school with his teacher, Ms Stretchberry. He creates a poem about his new dog and writes to one of the poets.
ISBN 9780747556169
Publisher Bloomsbury, 2001
Creech, Sharon
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Replay
Leo, a quiet boy nicknamed Sardine because he's the middle child in a boisterous family, is cast in the school play as an old woman. He discovers the journal his father kept at thirteen and finds out there's more to dad than he ever knew.
ISBN 9780747581864
Publisher Bloomsbury, 2005
Creech, Sharon
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Unfinished angel, The
In the ancient, stone tower of the Casa Rosa, life for one angel has been the same for as long as s/he can remember. Until Zola arrives. For neighbours who have been long-time enemies, children who have been lost and villagers who have been sleepily living their lives, beware. Zola and the angel are about to collide.
ISBN 9780143203759
Publisher HarperCollins Australia, 2009
Topics / Year 6 easy reads /
Creech, Sharon
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Walk two moons
Sal is coping with loss and change and is helped by her unusual friend, Phoebe, and her wise, loving grandparents.
ISBN 9780064405171
Publisher HarperTrophy, 1996
Creech, Sharon
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Wanderer, The
In this story about sailing, Sophie travels from Nova Scotia to England to visit the grandfather that she has never met.
ISBN 9780330392921
Publisher Pan Macmillan London, 2001
Creech, Sharon
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Hate that cat
Jack is pleased that Mrs Stretchberry is his teacher again this year. The only problem is she likes cats and he hates them. Or, at least, he does until he gets to know some kittens and reads some poetry about cats.
ISBN 9780747599807
Publisher Bloomsbury, 2009
Topics / Year 6 easy reads /
Creech, Sharon
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Memorial
A new perspective on the ANZAC tradition and the implications of war on different generations.
ISBN 9780734405456
Publisher Thomas C Lothian Pty Ltd, 2003
Topics / Australian Author /
Crew, Gary
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Plague of Quentaris
On the last night of that Three Day Dark, some said they saw a shape in the starry sky. A black void, where no star shone. A void in the shape of a rat. Is this sign a foreboding of fantastical events to befall Quentaris? What part do the rat children, Lucien and Zoe, play in this horror? Is this the final calamity that will destroy the mighty city?
ISBN 9780734407733
Series Quentaris chronicles (12 of 29)
Publisher Thomas C Lothian Pty Ltd, 2005
Topics / Australian Author /
Crew, Gary
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Quetta
An emotionally charged picture book based on the facts surrounding the shipwreck of the Quetta in Torres Strait in 1890.
ISBN 9780734402400
Publisher Thomas C Lothian Pty Ltd, 2002
Topics / Australian Author /
Crew, Gary
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Stolen children of Quentaris
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.
ISBN 9780734408808
Series Quentaris chronicles (6 of 29)
Publisher Thomas C Lothian Pty Ltd, 2006
Topics / Australian Author /
Crew, Gary
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Troy Thompson's excellent poetry book
An excellent collection of clever poems. The dialogue between student and teacher in Troy's school exercise book is all written in poetry. Just like Mrs Kranke, Troy's teacher, this book will encourage a love of poetry.
ISBN 9780850918342
Publisher Thomas C Lothian Pty Ltd, 1998
Topics / Australian Author /
Crew, Gary
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Watertower, The
A mysterious watertower becomes more than a place to cool off for two outback youths. The suspense is powerful.
ISBN 9781863743204
Publisher Era Publications, 1997
Topics / Australian Author /
Crew, Gary
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Finding home
A family relocates to Australia after a family tragedy. The parents are focussed on creating a farm and do not value the environment or interdependence of nature. Their young son is lonely and alienated, and misses his home in London. When the parents cut down a tree causing a flock of birds to die, their son makes a huge decision.
ISBN 9781876462871
Publisher Ford Street Publishing, 2009
Crew, Gary & Boyer, Susy (ill)
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Mystery of Eilean Mor, The
The keepers of the Eilean Mor lighthouse all disappeared without a trace. Find out what secrets the lighthouse hides in this picture book for older readers.
ISBN 9780734407955
Publisher Thomas C Lothian Pty Ltd, 2005
Topics / Australian Author /
Crew, Gary & Geddes, Jeremy (ill)
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Damon
On holiday with his parents, fifteen year old Damon is bored. He is coerced into visiting an art gallery but nothing looks like anything in Damon's life. His reality is made up of TV and gaming, so Damon returns to the hotel to play his gameboy. Soon, it, too, is dull and repetitive, and Damon falls asleep. In his dreams, the artwork he ignored comes to life and, far off, a tiger roars.
ISBN 9780734410276
Publisher Lothian Books, 2011
Topics / Australian Author /
Crew, Gary & Hill, Aaron (ill)
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Old Ridley
Intriguing fantasy about a solitary teenage boy fascinated by the very old, reputedly mad inventor in the mysterious mansion next door. Based on the myth of Eos and Tithonus who, by a trick of the gods, were granted immortality but not eternal youth.
ISBN 9780733613104
Publisher Hodder Headline Australia Pty Ltd, 2002
Topics / Australian Author /
Crew, Gary & McBride Marc (ill)
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Kraken, The
Through his determination and imagination, Christopher, who is blind, defeats the Kraken, the beast of doubt, and helps his cynical sister who is unwilling to see how things can be.
ISBN 9780734401823
Publisher Thomas C Lothian Pty Ltd, 2001
Topics / Australian Author /
Crew, Gary & McBride, Marc (ill)
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Serpent's tale, The
At a market, a boy discovers an intriguing amulet and pleads with his mother to buy it. The amulet is shaped like a snake swallowing its own tail. The mother thinks it's ugly but the boy thinks it's beautiful and that it holds a story he wants to write. The vendor will not accept payment and seems happy to be rid of the amulet. The boy finds he cannot write and, when he falls asleep, he has vivid dreams, full of many emotions.
ISBN 9780734410283
Publisher Lothian Books, 2010
Topics / Australian Author /
Crew, Gary & Ottley, Matt (ill)
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In the beech forest
Take the journey with an ordinary boy on a path leading him from the safety of his home into a dark forest. His head is full of the fearful images of his computer games, the ones that excite, yet terrify him, battles between heroes and dreadful beasts that may hunt this primal landscape.
ISBN 9781921665578
Publisher Ford Street Publishing, 2012
Topics / Australian Author /
Crew, Gary & Scheer, Den (ill)
No book cover.
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Cat on the island
The true story of David and his father who came to Stephens Island, a remote and pristine New Zealand island, in 1894. They built a lighthouse to protect ships, chopping down the trees and demolishing the habitat of the birds. But worse than that, they also brought their pregnant cat and the island's tiny flightless wrens were wiped out in less than two years.
ISBN 9780207200700
Publisher Angus & Robertson (HarperCollins), 2008
Crew, Gary & Warden, Gillian (ill)
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Lantern, The
Aidan's father goes missing at sea. Aidan lights a lantern every night to help his father home. In the light of the lantern, Aidan sees what has happened in the past and this gives him hope for his father.
ISBN 9780733613005
Publisher Hachette Children's Books, 2005
Topics / Australian Author /
Crew, Gary & Whatley, Bruce (ill)
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I did nothing: the extinction of the gastric-brooding frog
Zeek learns the fate of what might have been the last Gastric-Brooding Frog. Sadly, the frog, which may have held the secret of a cure for cancer, was known for just nine years before all trace of it was lost in the wild.
ISBN 9780734405074
Publisher Thomas C Lothian Pty Ltd, 2004
Crew, Gary & Wilson, Mark (ill)
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I said nothing: the extinction of the paradise parrot
Young Harry tells the story of the death of the last Paradise Parrot, possibly the most beautiful of all Australian birds. While he tries to blame trappers for the bird's extinction, he soon realises that he must take some responsibility himself.
ISBN 9780734405593
Publisher Thomas C Lothian Pty Ltd, 2003
Crew, Gary & Wilson, Mark (ill)
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I saw nothing: the extinction of the thylacine
Rosie witnessed the capture of the last thylacine (tiger-wolf) in Tasmania. She is concerned that she may have been able to do something to save it, and so save the species from extinction.
ISBN 9780734404725
Publisher Thomas C Lothian Pty Ltd, 2003
Crew, Gary & Wilson, Mark (ill)
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Young Murphy
John Murphy was fifteen years old when he joined Leichhardt's ill-conceived expedition of discovery into northern Australia in 1844.
ISBN 9780734407801
Publisher Thomas C Lothian Pty Ltd, 2005
Topics / Australian Author /
Crew, Gary & Wilson, Mark (ill)
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Crimpy's cartooning for kids
A cartoonist gives step-by-step strategies for practising drawing skills, supported by puzzles that revise earlier material.
ISBN 9781869505905
Publisher HarperCollins Australia, 2006
Crimp, Daryl
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Mystery of the ruby glasses, The
Shey can't resist exploring the locked room in Uncle Ruben's house. Looking through a pair of antique opera glasses, Shey is transported to a strange land depicted in one of Ruben's paintings where there are lots of clues to be followed.
ISBN 9780734408044
Publisher Lothian Books, 2007
Topics / Australian Author /
Cripps, Lindsay
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Bones
Twins,Danny and Nicki, notice that their dog, Patch, is bringing home bones to bury in the garden. The only problem is that the bones look like human bones. The police are called in and their dad's prize-winning flowers are dug up. When they follow Patch around the neighbourhood, they get a very big surprise indeed.
ISBN 9780143303992
Publisher Penguin NZ, 2008
Crisp, Maureen
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iHarry
Having a father who designs the latest mobile phone technology is awesome, except Harry's mother won't allow him to have his own phone until high school next year. When his dad shows him the latest prototype, Harry cannot resist borrowing it to test. At first, its capabilities are astounding until the phone begins take on a life and personality of its own. Even Bozo, the school bully, cannot compete.
ISBN 9780143305750
Series Aussie chomps (17 books)
Publisher Puffin Australia, 2011
Croasdale, Laurine
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Click, clack, moo, cows that type
Farmer Brown's hilarious cows go on strike after their demands are not met. An allegory for Orwell's Animal Farm.
ISBN 9780743461511
Publisher Pocket Books, 2002
Cronin, Doreen & Lewin, Betsy (ill)
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Technology in the time of ancient Egypt
Explores the use of technology in ancient Egypt including technology used in architecture, crafts, hobbies, transportation and ancient inventions.
ISBN 9780817248758
Publisher Raintree, 1998
Crosher, Judith
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Demon headmaster, The
There is something sinister going on at Dinah's new school. The headmaster has a weird kind of control over the pupils.
ISBN 9780192718556
Publisher Oxford University Press, 2001
Cross, Gillian
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Blitz: a wartime girl's diary 1940-1941
Edie and her little brother, Tom, are evacuated to rural Wales during the Blitz on London. Many parents sent their children to live in a safer place when German bombs rained down on the major cities of England during World War II. For Edie and Tom it is not a happy solution. Edie struggles to mother and protect Tom in harsh countryside with an austere family and an unfriendly school community.
ISBN 9781407103716
Series My story (16 books)
Publisher Scholastic UK, 2008
Cross, Vince
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Princess of Egypt: an Egyptian girl's diary 1490 BC
Asha, the daughter of King Thutmose, does not want to live the constrained life of privileged, pampered Egyptian women. She loves to train her body and her mind, and resents the power and importance of men. One day, a prophecy foretells that a young woman will prove to be the best man in the Two Kingdoms and Asha is caught up in a world of plots, danger and intrigue.
ISBN 9781407103099
Series My story (16 books)
Publisher Scholastic UK, 2008
Cross, Vince
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Weight of water, The
When Kasienka starts her new school in her new country, she is lonely and unhappy; everything is strange and her halting English sets her apart from the other students. Her mother is obsessed with finding Kasienka's father who has deserted them. Eventually, Kasienka discovers something that she excels at and the good life begins again.
ISBN 9781408823002
Publisher Bloomsbury, 2012
Crossan, Sarah
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Waterslain angels
The discovery of a beautifully carved angel wing at the village church intrigues Annie. She and her new friend, Sandy, are determined to solve the centuries old mystery of the angels that went missing from the Waterslain Church. What begins as a childish quest soon becomes an extremely dangerous adventure.
ISBN 9781842556917
Publisher Orion, 2008
Crossley-Holland, Kevin
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Harriet's ghost
Harriet's best friend at the ballet academy is suffering from an eating disorder. The ghost of a ballerina who died tragically young attempts to contact the girls to save Marianne from death.
ISBN 9780340881569
Publisher Hodder Children's Books (Australia), 2005
Crowley, Bridget
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Graffiti moon
Lucy is in love with Shadow, a mysterious graffiti artist. Ed thought he was in love with Lucy, until she broke his nose. Dylan loves Daisy, but throwing eggs at her probably wasn't the best way to show it. An intense and exhilarating twenty-four hours in the lives of four teenagers on the verge of adulthood and of finding out just who they are, and who they want to be. Usually read by students in Years 9, 10 or above.
ISBN 9780330425780
Publisher Pan MacMillan, 2010
Topics / Australian Author /
Crowley, Cath
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Pop-up machines
Twenty-eight working pop-up machines feature in this book.
ISBN 9780744507850
Publisher Walker Books, 1988
Crowther, Robert
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Clearheart
Ella is the Clearheart, part human and part magical. She is striving to learn how to fly so she can win the skateboarding championship, but the Duke has a dastardly plan to invade Magus which Ella must foil.
ISBN 9781741694673
Series Flitterwig (2 of 3)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2009
Cullen, Edrei
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Flitterwig
Ella meets an emotionally unstable pixie and discovers she is the only one who can save the magical kingdom of Magus.
ISBN 9781741690866
Series Flitterwig (1 of 3)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2008
Cullen, Edrei
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Flitterwig
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Series Flitterwig (3 books)
Cullen, Edrei
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Scatterbungle
Ella's school and the rest of the world are under attack, by Scatterbungle. The Magicals are being stripped of their powers and it is Ella's destiny as the Clearheart to stop the devastation.
ISBN 9781741696424
Series Flitterwig (3 of 3)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2011
Topics / Environment /
Cullen, Edrei
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Danny Allen was here
Danny, his brother and sister and their friend, Mark, get up to all sorts of hilarious, hair-raising mischief. But, Danny and his family must face the biggest challenge of all, life without their farm.
ISBN 9780330422949
Publisher Pan MacMillan, 2007
Cummings, Phil
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Take it easy, Danny Allen
When the family farm is repossessed by the bank, Danny has no alternative but to accept his parents' decision to move to the city and start a new life. But life in the city frightens Danny and he has difficulty adjusting and making friends. A runaway dog helps Danny to adjust.
ISBN 9780330423731
Publisher Pan MacMillan, 2008
Topics / Australian Author /
Cummings, Phil
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Mao's last dancer (young readers' edition)
Engaging biography of a young, Chinese peasant boy who, at the age of eleven, was taken from his school and family to be trained as a classical dancer in Beijing.
ISBN 9780143301646
Publisher Puffin Australia, 2005
Cunxin, Li
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Peasant prince, The
Chinese-inspired watercolours charmingly support this picture-book adaptation of the true story of the life of a boy in Communist China, during the last decade of Chairman Mao's reign. At eleven, Li was plucked from obscurity to train as a ballet dancer, thus escaping his poor, peasant village roots. He travelled the world as a dancer and was finally reunited with his parents.
ISBN 9780670070541
Publisher Penguin, 2007
Cunxin, Li & Spudvilas, Anne
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Ballad of Lucy Whipple, The
Reluctantly taken to the diggings in California during the goldrush, Lucy wants to go back home to New England.
ISBN 9780064406840
Publisher HarperTrophy, 1998
Cushman, Karen
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Catherine, called Birdy
Set in the Middle Ages, Catherine objects to marrying the rich suitors her father has arranged for her to meet.
ISBN 9780330397797
Publisher Pan MacMillan, 2001
Cushman, Karen
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Midwife's apprentice, The
In 14th century England, Alyce is taken from a life on the streets to be an apprentice to a village midwife.
ISBN 9780330398312
Publisher MacMillan, 2002
Cushman, Karen
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