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Hash This title is usually read by students in Years 9, 10 and above.

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African critters
Stunning photographs and engaging stories provide a rare glimpse into the struggles for survival in the African wilderness. The book includes large critters such as the big cats, elephants and rhinoceros, and small critters such as the dung beetle.
ISBN 9781426303173
Publisher National Geographic Society, 2008
Topics / Year 5 easy reads /
Haas, Robert B
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UFO in the USA
Boyfriend Brad is invited to sing in Las Vegas, so they all, including the squabbling siblings, accompany him on another family trip. Dad gets separated from the rest of the family and finds unexpected fame in this hilarious family adventure. Some derogatory language used in context.
ISBN 9780143302933
Series UFO series (2 of 2)
Publisher Puffin USA, 2007
Topics / Australian Author /
Hackett, Dave
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UFO 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 UFO series (2 books)
Hackett, Dave
No book cover.
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UFO: unavoidable family outing
An adolescent male, his family and his sister's new boyfriend, Brad, set off on a road trip to Queensland. Humour, fighting siblings and mishaps all the way leave you wondering if they will ever make it. Some derogatory language used in context.
ISBN 9780143302278
Series UFO series (1 of 2)
Publisher Penguin, 2006
Topics / Australian Author /
Hackett, Dave
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Boom
Jimbo and his friend, Charlie, suspect there is something not right about two of their teachers. They get too close to the truth when Charlie is abducted. Jimbo enlists the help of his death-metal music loving, dark eyeliner-wearing sister to track Charlie down and discover the truth.
ISBN 9780385616294
Publisher David Fickling Books, 2009
Haddon, Mark
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Runaway troll, The
Samuel Blink has a list of what not to do if you're bored in Norway and want to stay out of trouble. It includes not finding a one-eyed troll under your bed, not hiding the troll in your wardrobe, not lying about why there is a smell of cabbage in your room and not attracting the attention of the most evil troll of all time, the Betterer. Unfortunately, Samuel breaks all his own rules but, luckily, he has a loving little sister.
ISBN 9780370329888
Publisher Bodley Head, 2009
Topics / Year 5 easy reads /
Haig, Matt
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Shadow forest
A giant log falls from the sky on to his parents' car and changes forever the lives of Samuel Blink and his sister, Martha. Don't tell Samuel that he is going to be a hero because he doesn't know it yet. Don't tell him he is going to Norway to live with his aunt and uncle beside a mysterious forest into which his loved, little sister will disappear. Samuel doesn't know any of this and it might ruin the book if you tell him.
ISBN 9780552555630
Publisher Corgi Books, 2007
Haig, Matt
No book cover.
8623
Jatta
Jatta is a princess in the kingdom of Alteeda but her life is no fairytale. When Jatta was three, her mother was slain by werewolves and, now, at furteen, she has discovered that the werewolves left their curse on her and she will transform into a wolf on the full moon. With her brother, she bravely resists a dark lord and grows in confidence, resourcefulness and bravery to overcome the evil.
ISBN 9781741693126
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2009
Topics / Australian Author /
Hale, Jenny
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Rapunzel's revenge
A fun reworking of the Rapunzel fairy tale that boasts a strong-willed, plucky heroine in an Old West setting. Expect oodles of hair-braid-lassoing as Punzie takes on the bad dudes and even finds the time to fall in love. Graphic novel.
ISBN 9780747587439
Publisher Bloomsbury, 2008
Topics / Graphic novels /
Hale, Shannon & Dean & Hale, Nathan (ill)
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Postcards
Lucy's parents drag her off around Australia to learn about Indigenous Australian culture. She sends lots of letters back home to her friend, Jess. Just as well Jess kept them and put them in this book because they are full of interesting stories and information about various places from Fraser Island to Karratha, and from Darwin to Ceduna.
ISBN 9781865044903
Series Reconciliation - for older students series (1 of 7)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2003
Hall, Beth & Lau, Karen
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Alive in the death zone
Mountaineer Lincoln Hall's miraculous story of climbing the world's highest mountain, being left for dead near the summit and then returning to life and safety. The world, including his family, had been told he was dead. Frostbite claimed Lincoln's fingers and toes and he lost nearly twenty kilograms. A story of courage and sheer determination.
ISBN 9781741663372
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2008
Hall, Lincoln
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Michael O'Loughlin: inside the Sydney Swans (An Indij sport report)
Two students and a teacher from Doonside Technology High school interview the talented AFL player, Michael O'Loughlin, who plays for the Sydney Swans.
ISBN 9780975686058
Publisher Indij Readers, 2004
Hall, Tammy & others
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Red samurai
Roxy is the White Warrior. She has a crush she is keeping secret, the school bully to deal with plus there is her older sister. Differences between Roxy and Elecktra are easily seen and sibling rivalry becomes a catalyst for what is to come, affecting the immediate family but also the ninja and samurai community. There is an enemy lurking and it soon becomes clear that the White Warrior is about to meet her match.
ISBN 9780732294540
Publisher HarperCollins Australia, 2013
Hall, Tiffiny
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White Ninja
Roxy Ran is an ordinary girl who doesn't know anything about her ninja powers until she is confronted by school bullies. Jackson Axe introduces Roxy to the world of martial arts. Jackson and Roxy must find the Tiger Scrolls and unleash the powers of the White Warrior before the samurai do. In order to survive, Roxy must unleash her inner ninja.
ISBN 9780732294533
Publisher Angus & Robertson (HarperCollins), 2012
Topics / Australian Author /
Hall, Tiffiny
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H2O stories of water
Australia is an island surrounded by ocean. Children grow up near the sea, have holidays by the sea or spend time on rivers, canals and dams. This collection of stories highlights the influence of water on children's lives.
ISBN 9780733315220
Publisher ABC Books, 2005
Hamilton, Margaret (comp)
No book cover.
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Richard Hammond's blast lab
Over thirty really cool experiments from the man who loves fast cars and all things scientific, Top Gear's Richard Hammond. Try these experiments at home but note that some require adult supervision. The book gives practical advice on which ones and how to proceed.
ISBN 9781740337069
Publisher Dorling Kindersley, 2009
Hammond, Richard
No book cover.
18053
Summer I turned pretty, The
Every year, Isabel spends a perfect summer at her family friends' house. There's the swimming pool at night, the private stretch of sandy beach and the two boys - unavailable, aloof Conrad and friendly, relaxed Jeremiah. But this year, something is different. They seem to have noticed her for the first time.
ISBN 9780141330532
Publisher Penguin Books Australia, 2010
Han, Jenny
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Ida B
Ida B and her parents have a great life on the orchard and homeschooling Ida B. But then, life goes to a million miles beyond wrong and Ida has to return to school.
ISBN 9780007234202
Publisher HarperCollins Australia, 2007
Hannigan, Katherine
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True (...sort of)
Suitable for mature readers. Deals with selective mutism as a result of violence which is never shown directly. Handled well. Three unique and very different children learn to appreciate one another and the abilities each possesses, which leads to them being able to deal with a frighteningly adult issue.
ISBN 9780061968754
Publisher Greenwillow, 2011
Hannigan, Katherine
No book cover.
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Goal-getter
Eddie loves playing football but his coach is always criticising him and the rest of the team don't give him any support. What's worse, his older brother, Matthew, is the best player in the school. But, when Matthew falls ill, the team need a striker to step in at the last moment. At last, this is Eddie's chance to prove himself.
ISBN 9781408122365
Series Colour graffix (4 books)
Publisher A & C Black, 2010
Hardcastle, Michael & Moulder, Bob (ill)
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Matthew's goals
Matthew doesn't care about anything as much as football. What's more, he's the best player in the whole school. But his mother has banned him from playing and she doesn't seem to care if he misses the most important match of the season. The whole team are depending on him.
ISBN 9781408122334
Series Colour graffix (4 books)
Publisher A & C Black, 2010
Hardcastle, Michael & Moulder, Bob (ill)
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108

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Displaced person
Graeme starts to feel as if he is alienated from the rest of the human race. A psychological thriller that deals with schizophrenia.
ISBN 9780140327960
Publisher Puffin USA, 1990
Topics / Australian Author /
Harding, Lee
No book cover.
18574

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Sassycat: the night of the dead
Sassycat is lightning fast and beautiful but, so conceited. She places her human carer, Rebecca, in great danger of being possessed by evil ghosts. Sassycat must stop thwarting the local pets and become a team player to protect Rebecca.
ISBN 9781862916708
Publisher Omnibus Books, 2005
Topics / Australian Author /
Harland, Richard
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Worldshaker
Worldshaker, a gigantic mobile city, is cruising the world, wreaking ecological havoc. It's a relic of Victorian England, with a Queen and class system of lords above and Filthies below. Col has been chosen as the next Supreme Commander but with the escape of a girl, Filthy Col's safe, elite world is about to fall apart.
ISBN 9781741757095
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2009
Topics / Australian Author /
Harland, Richard
No book cover.
6807

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Blood sports: Fletcher Smith, sports P I
Fourteen year old Fletcher Smith is a sports private Investigator, working out of the Institute in Canberra. With his adult side-kick, Frank, he takes on a case to solve the kidnap of football coach, Kelvin Hunt.
ISBN 9781741690200
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2008
Topics / Australian Author /
Harlen, Jonathan
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Dangerous games
Fletcher Smith is fourteen and a private investigator working for the Institute of Sport. Trouble has found Fletcher since his father died in mysterious circumstances. Fletcher has to locate and control a magical pigsfoot, a lucky charm supposedly first owned by cricketer, Sir Donald Bradman, and the secret to the Don's success.
ISBN 9781741691443
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2008
Topics / Australian Author /
Harlen, Jonathan
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Fracture zone
A story of a mother pining for her homeland, an eccentric old lady and a very sensitive, teenage boy.
ISBN 9781862912250
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 1994
Topics / Australian Author /
Harlen, Jonathon
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Lion and the lamb, The
Themes of bullying and prejudice interweave in this story of gentle Hector and two neighbouring boys.
ISBN 9780733616518
Publisher Hodder Headline Australia Pty Ltd, 2002
Topics / Australian Author /
Harlen, Jonathon
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I lost my mobile at the mall
This is the story of how Elly Pickering's life falls apart, piece by piece, after the catastrophic loss of her mobile phone. She simply can't survive. If it wasn't for FacePlace, she might as well be stranded on a desert island.
ISBN 9781741663716
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2009
Topics / Australian Author /
Harmer, Wendy
No book cover.
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I made lattes for a love god
Elly Pickering has a juicy secret. A secret her PR mum won't let her tell anyone because if the kids at Oldcastle High knew that mega-star Jake Blake (yes, THE Jake Blake, teen sensation and all round heart-throb) was coming to Oldcastle to film his latest movie, they might just explode with excitement. Elly is determined to get on set and to get more than a glimpse of her Hollywood crush. But now thanks to an unfortunate incident involving a car, a red handbag and the paparazzi, it looks like Elly's lost a lot more than her opportunity to be close to Hollywood royalty. She's lost her dignity, her job and her best friend. How can she get everything back to normal?
ISBN 9781742379913
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2012
Topics / Australian Author /
Harmer, Wendy
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Load of unicorn, The
Bendy, whose family runs a scrivener's shop, solves the mystery when the master printer, William Caxton, fails to receive the paper shipped to him aboard the cargo ship, Madalena. A classic about the Caxton printing press.
ISBN 9780749746964
Publisher Egmont Childrens, 2001
Harnett, Cynthia
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Bureau of Mysteries
George Feather lives an uneventful life. That is, until he falls down a chimney and discovers the Bureau of Mysteries, an eccentric group of investigators and codebreakers who live between the floors of a hotel. George is recruited and with his partner, Imp, must follow trails of evidence and try to crack the codes left behind by the suspects. The tricky cryptic clues must be solved in time to save the city.
ISBN 9781742752143
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2012
Topics / Australian Author /
Harper, H J & Ziersch, Nahum (ill)
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Star League: Box office smash
The Star League are at the premiere for one of their films when Professor Pestilence's henchmen kidnap producer, Ben Beaumont. Before the Star League can act, six mysterious figures show up and challenge them. They are the Shadow Six, six kids with superpowers and they're not in the mood to make friends. To save Ben, Star League must defeat the Shadow Six and another mysterious villain.
ISBN 9781864718720
Series Star League series (7 of 8)
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2011
Topics / Australian Author /
Harper, H J & Ziersch, Nahum (ill)
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Star League: Curse of the werewolf
Connor's having trouble fitting in with the rest of the Star League and when the group suspects a werewolf might be behind a savage attack, it only makes matters worse. As they search for the attacker's trail, they discover that the mystery werewolf may not be what he seems, and that his evil scheme may rob Connor of the very thing that makes him who he is.
ISBN 9781864718676
Series Star League series (2 of 8)
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2011
Harper, H J & Ziersch, Nahum (ill)
No book cover.
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Star League: Final cut, The
The Star League are defenceless when the Shadow Six use the Shadow Shards to steal their powers. The team must retrieve these shards in order to get their talents back but not before they uncover the real identity of their arch-enemy, Professor Pestilence.
ISBN 9781864718737
Series Star League series (8 of 8)
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2011
Harper, H J & Ziersch, Nahum (ill)
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Star League: Robot reboot
Sam is one of the smartest kids on earth but there are lots of things he doesn't quite get. When Sam gets to be too much of a know-it-all for his friends, he accepts a mysterious offer of help, a computer chip that will make him more like a normal kid. But, the chip is encoded with more than just emotions and, soon, Sam finds himself being controlled by an old enemy and obeying orders.
ISBN 9781864718713
Series Star League series (6 of 8)
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2011
Harper, H J & Ziersch, Nahum (ill)
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Star League, Ninja cove, The
Asuka is finding the constant attention of being a movie star a real drain. So, when all the ninja clans are called to a secret location, Asuka welcomes the chance to relax with her fellow ninjas, out of the way of prying eyes. But, when she learns what the meeting is really about, relaxing is the last thing on Asuka's mind. It seems the ninjas are uniting against one common enemy, the Star League.
ISBN 9781864718690
Series Star League series (4 of 8)
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2011
Harper, H J & Ziersch, Nahum (ill)
No book cover.
3600

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Star League: Lights, camera, action hero
When Jay is invited to audition for his favourite director, Ben Beaumont, he is overjoyed. But, things are not as they seem. When someone close to him is kidnapped, Jay knows he has no choice. He must step up to head the team.
ISBN 9781864718669
Series Star League series (1 of 8)
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2011
Harper, H J & Ziersch, Nahum (ill)
No book cover.
4533

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Star League: Monkey business
Le Nice Pets is all the rage among the rich and famous. Aunt Petunia promises to turn your misbehaving pets into perfect angels. But, Leigh suspects something's not right and, when animals go missing, it's time for the Star League to step in. But, the closer they get to finding the missing animals, the more dangerous it becomes for those close to Leigh.
ISBN 9781864718706
Series Star League series (5 of 8)
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2011
Harper, H J & Ziersch, Nahum (ill)
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Star League: Raising the dead
Roger is having a great time in the Star League, pulling pranks on his friends. But, when someone steals formulas for his magic potions, it's no joke. Roger needs those potions to survive. He must fight an ancient evil to get back his potions before they're used to raise an army of mummies.
ISBN 9781864718683
Series Star League series (3 of 8)
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2011
Harper, H J & Ziersch, Nahum (ill)
No book cover.
9759
Extreme pets
Fascinating facts about some very unusual animals and insects in a magazine style book. Each animal has its own report card with a rating out of ten on the animal's coolness, friendliness and ease of care.
ISBN 9780439829489
Publisher Scholastic US, 2006
Harrington, Jane
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Buried secrets
Fourteen very different stories in this collection cover topics such as x-ray vision, senility and coping with braces.
ISBN 9780091827489
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 1996
Topics / Australian Author /
Harris, Christine
No book cover.
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Head space: one brain, two occupants
While on school camp, Tenille has an accident that leads to a close encounter with an alien called Zem. In fact, the alien is too close, closer than she could ever imagine.
ISBN 9780143300670
Publisher Penguin, 2004
Topics / Australian Author /
Harris, Christine
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Jamil's shadow
A young, orphaned boy keeps to himself, tending his herd of cattle and remaining apart from others in his small Turkish village. When a stray dog follows him home, Jamil finds that he can't get rid of it. A challenging read.
ISBN 9780141312101
Publisher Puffin Australia, 2001
Topics / Australian Author /
Harris, Christine
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My Australian story: outback, the diary of Jimmy Porter, Central Australia, 1927-1928
Jimmy Porter has moved to central Australia, to the middle of nowhere, to live with his uncle's family who are three days walk from the nearest neighbour. Life in the outback in 1927 is tough but people cope and Jimmy learns to adjust. When disaster strikes, Jimmy and his cousins must get help. This is Jimmy's diary, which tells how he adjusts, about the characters he meets and his experiences.
ISBN 9781865048505
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2005
Topics / Australian Author /
Harris, Christine
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Raven Lucas series - NEW SERIES 2014
Any two books from this series may be read as Challenge books and up to five more can be read as personal choice books. Go to the online booklists for the PRC ID of the individual books in this series.
Series Raven Lucas series - NEW SERIES 2014 (3 books)
Harris, Christine
No book cover.
49401

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Raven Lucas: Chinese whispers
Raven's dad is still missing and the search is taking her to Malaysia. An attempted theft, intruders and a boat ride into dangerous waters can not stop Raven from learning the truth about what happened to her dad.
ISBN 9781862919297
Series Raven Lucas series - NEW SERIES 2014 (3 of 3)
Publisher Omnibus Books, 2013
Harris, Christine
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Raven Lucas: Dead wrong
Raven Lucas is searching for her missing dad, Elliott. But, the clues don't add up and Raven knows now that her father had dangerous enemies. A journalist with a grudge, a relentless relative, kidnapping, threats and a mysterious car crash add to the threats. Raven needs all of her courage and ingenuity to follow the trail where it leads. Especially when any step could be dead wrong.
ISBN 9781862919280
Series Raven Lucas series - NEW SERIES 2014 (2 of 3)
Publisher Omnibus Books, 2012
Topics / Australian Author /
Harris, Christine
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Raven Lucas: Missing
Raven Lucas used to have a normal life until her father disappeared under suspicious circumstances. The police aren't interested in Raven's theories, her mother is slowly sinking into another nervous breakdown and Raven's uncle, her father's business partner, is getting a little too close to the family. With the help of her friends, Raven starts searching for clues and discovers how little she knows about her dad.
ISBN 9781862919341
Series Raven Lucas series - NEW SERIES 2014 (1 of 3)
Publisher Omnibus Books, 2012
Topics / Australian Author /
Harris, Christine
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Strike
Set in Port Adelaide during the Depression, two friends are affected by the `wharfies' strike of 1928.
ISBN 9780091829179
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 1999
Topics / Australian Author /
Harris, Christine
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Animals at work
It's not only people who work. Many animals also have jobs.
ISBN 9781865048741
Series X-zone series (48 books)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2005
Topics / Year 6 easy reads /
Harris, David
No book cover.
79113

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Daredevils and show-offs
Find out what it would be like to walk a tight rope or tame a tiger. Meet some amazing people and see the stunts they carry out.
ISBN 9781865047652
Series X-zone series (48 books)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2004
Topics / Year 6 easy reads /
Harris, David
No book cover.
133
Firebug
David has been accused of being a firebug since he started a fire at the age of six that resulted in tragedy. He experiences a horrifying ordeal, at the hands of a real firebug, when fires break out in his local area.
ISBN 9780141306636
Series Cliffhangers series (3 of 4)
Publisher Penguin, 1999
Topics / Australian Author /
Harris, David
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141
Fortress
Survival, fraud, violence, mystery and suspense are included in this story which is part of the Cliffhanger series.
ISBN 9780141303239
Series Cliffhangers series (2 of 4)
Publisher Penguin, 1999
Topics / Australian Author /
Harris, David
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109690

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Great escapes
Discover some exciting stories about great escapes that became great adventures. And, it's not only about humans who escape. Easy to access information includes unusual or amazing facts, photographs, charts and maps.
ISBN 9781865047621
Series X-zone series (48 books)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2004
Topics / Year 6 easy reads /
Harris, David
No book cover.
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It's about time
People have always been curious about time and this book provides answers to many of the questions. We discover how people became aware of time and the various ways they have devised to measure it, from the sundial to the atomic clock.
ISBN 9781865048918
Series X-zone series (48 books)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2005
Topics / Year 6 easy reads /
Harris, David
No book cover.
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Survival
We all hope that sinking ships, plane crashes, landmines, landslides and other terrible disasters never happens to us. Read about people who have lived to tell their tales.
ISBN 9781865047591
Series X-zone series (48 books)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2004
Topics / Year 6 easy reads /
Harris, David
No book cover.
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There's no place like home
Some people live in unusual places, high on mountains, under the ground or in a floating city. For most people, there's no place like home.
ISBN 9781865048734
Series X-zone series (48 books)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2005
Topics / Year 6 easy reads /
Harris, David
No book cover.
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Under the streets
If you've ever wondered what goes on below the streets of a major city, take a look under New York. Find out what really lives in the subway tunnels and where all the waste water ends up.
ISBN 9781865048901
Series X-zone series (48 books)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2005
Topics / Year 6 easy reads /
Harris, David
No book cover.
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Weird and wacky festivals
People celebrate the strangest things. From cheese-rolling contests to cockroach races, discover the world of wacky festivals.
ISBN 9781865047638
Series X-zone series (48 books)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2004
Topics / Year 6 easy reads /
Harris, David
No book cover.
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Who's for dinner
Take a look at the many animals and plants that make up the food chain. The food chain is a delicate balance that must be respected.
ISBN 9780779148912
Series X-zone series (48 books)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2005
Topics / Year 6 easy reads /
Harris, David
No book cover.
246
Man called possum, A
Max Jones, country detective, is determined to uncover the truth about Possum, the town hermit.
ISBN 9780140382686
Publisher Penguin, 1998
Topics / Australian Author /
Harris, David & Jones, Max
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Who invented that
Find out who invented the computer, the skateboard, the hamburger and lots of everyday things we use. Learn how these and many other everyday inventions came to be.
ISBN 9780779139828
Series X-zone series (48 books)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2004
Topics / Year 6 easy reads /
Harris, David & Thomson, Russell
No book cover.
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Eye see
We take our sight for granted, but there's more to seeing than meets the eye. Find out how our eyes work and why they sometimes play tricks. Easy to access information includes unusual or amazing facts, photographs, charts and maps.
ISBN 9781865047577
Series X-zone series (48 books)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2004
Topics / Year 6 easy reads /
Harris, David & Van Til, Meaghan
No book cover.
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Runemarks
Young Maddy Smith is despised and feared because of her runemark, showing she has magic powers. Since the war which destroyed the Norse Gods, the Order has taken hold, decreeing all magic should be banned. Maddy is befriended by a mysterious old man who asks her to journey into the earth to bring back the Whisperer, an oracle which foreshadows amazing changes to the balance between Worlds.
ISBN 9780552555753
Publisher Corgi Books, 2007
Harris, Joanne
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Book to write poems by, A
Inspiration for poets of all ages lies within these pages.
ISBN 9780909955427
Publisher Australian Association for the Teaching of English, 1983
Topics / Australian Author /
Harris, Rory & McFarlane, Peter
No book cover.
296
Oxford book of story poems, The
With the common theme of narrative verse, this collection of poems contains humorous and serious verse for children and adults.
ISBN 9780192762122
Publisher Oxford University Press, 2002
Harrison, Michael & Stuart-Clark, Christopher
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Oxford treasury of classic poems
An anthology for middle years' students for all times.
ISBN 9780192762894
Publisher Oxford University Press, 2004
Harrison, Michael & Stuart-Clark, Christopher
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Horse road, the
In Ferghana, Central Asia, in 102 BC, thirteen year old Kallisto is an excellent horsewoman. One day, while racing her horses in the mountains, Kallisto sees the Chinese army approaching her city. On reaching home, she finds a deserted city, and her favourite horse and others missing. Kallisto is determined to get the horses back, even if this means being challenged to a duel of horsemanship and skill.
ISBN 9781408819357
Publisher Bloomsbury, 2012
Harrison, Troon
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Fizzlebert Stump
Fizzlebert Stump lives in a travelling circus. He hangs around with acrobats, plays the fool with clowns, and outs his head in a lion's mouth every night. But it can be a bit lonely being the only kid in the circus. So one day, Fizz decides to join a library - and that's when it all goes terribly wrong...
ISBN 9781408830031
Publisher Bloomsbury, 2012
Harrold, A F
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Ancient Egypt
Well-documented, factual material supported by photographs, maps and a timeline of Ancient Egypt. Each two-page spread treats one particular aspect of the civilisation such as architecture, religion, agriculture or recreational activities.The light writing style is very accessible for young students.
ISBN 9780751320749
Series Eyewitness series (30 books)
Publisher Dorling Kindersley, 2002
Hart, George
No book cover.
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Children of the king, The
Cecily, Jeremy and a young refugee, May, have been sent to live with Uncle Peregrine in the country, safe from the war in London. But, when Cecily and May find two mysterious boys hiding out in a nearby castle ruin, and Jeremy runs away to London to help in the war effort, several destinies come together to make an extraordinary adventure.
ISBN 9780670076130
Publisher Penguin, 2012
Topics / Australian Author /
Hartnett, Sonya
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Ghost's child, The
This is the life story of Matilda. Her isolated childhood and her quest with her father to find the most beautiful thing in the world; her unusual marriage to Feather, part sprite part wild man, that promised true happiness and the loss that she suffered when she had to let him go. This book is part enchanting fable and part love story.
ISBN 9780670029457
Publisher Viking Children's, 2007
Hartnett, Sonya
No book cover.
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Midnight zoo, The
Two gypsy boys, carrying a secret bundle, are fleeing through a war-ravaged countryside during the night and come across a small zoo, untouched by the war. The animals are in need of hope, as are the boys.
ISBN 9780670074051
Publisher Viking Children's, 2010
Topics / Australian Author /
Hartnett, Sonya
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Silver donkey, The
A blind soldier, who has deserted from the war, wants to return to England to see his brother before he dies. Two young girls befriend him. The soldier shares four stories about donkeys throughout history that have been brave, kind and trustworthy.
ISBN 9780670042401
Publisher Viking Children's, 2004
Topics / Australian Author /
Hartnett, Sonya
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Crime and detection
Includes nine amazing stories from serial murderers such as the Yorkshire Ripper to art forgers, kidnappers and Great Train Robbers.
ISBN 9780746088340
Series Usborne true stories series (9 of 18)
Publisher Usborne Publishing Ltd, 2008
Harvey, Gill
No book cover.
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True desert adventures
Deserts are some of the wildest, most inhospitable places on Earth. Read the true stories about those whose quests and dreams resulted in heroism, bravery and, sometimes, death.
ISBN 9780746093719
Series Usborne true stories series (13 of 18)
Publisher Usborne Publishing Ltd, 2008
Harvey, Gill
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Tutankhamun
Howard Carter had spent five long years in the hot, dry desert, searching for the tomb of the Ancient Egyptian boy-king, Tutankhamun. But what he found when he ventured deeper and deeper into the tomb was gold and treasure beyond his wildest dreams.
ISBN 9780746060179
Publisher Usborne Publishing Ltd, 2006
Harvey, Gill & McNee, Ian (ill)
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Code name Mr Right
Penelope, known as Snot, thinks she has found the perfect man for her mum. Some strong language used in context.
ISBN 9780734405944
Series Code name series (1 of 3)
Publisher Thomas C Lothian Pty Ltd, 2004
Topics / Australian Author /
Harvey, Jacqueline
No book cover.
Code name series
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Series Code name series (3 books)
Harvey, Jacqueline
No book cover.
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Code name: rescue
Penny takes her friend Kimi with her to visit her Dad and his girlfriend in Japan. During their trip, the girls each receive a strange and magical doll, a Daruma. Some strong language used in context.
ISBN 9780734407610
Series Code name series (3 of 3)
Publisher Thomas C Lothian Pty Ltd, 2005
Topics / Australian Author /
Harvey, Jacqueline
No book cover.
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Code name: unwanted
Penelope is thrilled her mum has married her perfect man. But mum and the new step-dad have some surprises in store for Penelope that might not be so pleasant. Some strong language used in context.
ISBN 9780734406743
Series Code name series (2 of 3)
Publisher Thomas C Lothian Pty Ltd, 2004
Topics / Australian Author /
Harvey, Jacqueline
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Diary of Ma Yan: the life of a Chinese schoolgirl, The
An incredible story of survival and spirit. In Zhangjiashu, China, fourteen year old Ma Yan struggles to escape poverty through persistent, sometimes desperate, attempts to continue her education. Her diary details a world few of us can imagine.
ISBN 9781844081806
Publisher Virago Press, 2005
Haski, Pierre
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Rift
Vaughan gets caught up with an evil Pastor who has created division in his town. He desperately wants to belong. In fact, Vaughan wants to gain entry to the gang so badly he is willing to accept their terrifying challenge.
ISBN 9780733608797
Publisher Hodder Headline Australia Pty Ltd, 2002
Topics / Australian Author /
Hathorn Libby
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All about Anna and Harriet and Christopher and me
Disasters seem to happen when Anna goes to visit her cousins every Saturday.
ISBN 9780733611483
Publisher Hodder Headline Australia Pty Ltd, 1999
Topics / Australian Author /
Hathorn, Libby
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Fire song
It's 1954 and Ingrid's family has hit hard times. Her father has gone, her two brothers have been fostered out and there's no money. When her mother asks her to do something she knows is wrong, something completely against her principles, Ingrid is desperate for help to make her own decisions and fight for what she believes in.
ISBN 9780733324208
Publisher ABC Books, 2009
Topics / Australian Author /
Hathorn, Libby
No book cover.
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Thunderwith
Lara is devastated over the loss of her mother and escapes to the hills to meet her only friend, a wild dog, called Thunderwith.
ISBN 9780733610592
Publisher Hodder Headline Australia Pty Ltd, 1998
Topics / Australian Author /
Hathorn, Libby
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Grandma's shoes
When a young girl's grandmother dies, she hears the comment, 'Who will ever step into her shoes?' She finds grandma's shoes and goes on a journey, filled with images of her beloved grandma. Powerfully depicts healing after a loved one's death.
ISBN 9780733611780
Publisher Hodder Headline Australia Pty Ltd, 2000
Topics / Australian Author /
Hathorn, Libby & Magerl, Caroline (ill)
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Way home
The story of homelessness and the city and the need for a boy and a cat to belong and to be safe.
ISBN 9780091829186
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 1995
Topics / Australian Author /
Hathorn, Libby & Rogers, Gregory (ill)
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Okra and Acacia: the story of the wattle pattern plate
A beautifully written, romantic story, weaving Aboriginal myth with ancient folklore.
ISBN 9780733614927
Publisher Hodder Headline Australia Pty Ltd, 2002
Hathorn, Libby & Stoddart, Brigitte (ill)
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Boy like me, A
Fragile and sometimes fleeting, peace can be lost and found in all of us, no matter who or where we are.
ISBN 9780733331350
Publisher ABC Books, 2013
Topics / Australian Author /
Hathorn, Libby & Whatley, Bruce
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ABC book of Australian poetry, The
A rich variety of poems from classic favourites by Banjo Paterson, Henry Lawson and C J Dennis, to contemporary works by Libby Hathorn, Max Fatchen and Steven Herrick.
ISBN 9780733320194
Publisher HarperCollins Australia, 2010
Topics / Australian Author /
Hathorn, Libby (comp) & Allen, Cassandra (ill)
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Second star to the right
Leslie is a normal, healthy, well-adjusted fourteen year old going to a good school. She has a great friend and her mother loves her to the moon and back. But, something is wrong and Leslie would be happy if only she was thinner. A very candid disclosure of the story of a young girl in the grip of anorexia nervosa, of the fight she had to conquer her problems and a subtle insight into her particular circumstances.
ISBN 9781406315493
Publisher Walker Books, 2008
Hautzig, Deborah
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Endless steppe: growing up in Siberia, The
It is 1942 and Ester and her family are arrested as capitalists by Stalin. For the next five years, they live in exile in the endless wasteland of Siberia.
ISBN 9780064405775
Publisher HarperTrophy, 1995
Hautzig, Esther
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Master, The
Rick lives on a farm with his mum and his grandfather. They're a normal family except for one thing. Rick and his Grandpa are engaged in a constant battle of practical jokes, trying to outdo each other and claim the title of The Master. Grandpa thinks that his grandson has much to learn from him but Rick thinks otherwise and devises what he thinks is an unbeatable prank.
ISBN 9781921150852
Series Lightning strikes series (19 books)
Publisher Walker Books, 2009
Havel, Geoff
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Water
Thirteen year old Tully discovers she has had her DNA artificially manipulated by her father. Tully and her father are kidnapped and taken to the research facility where she learns she is part of a much larger human DNA experiment aimed at creating humans capable of surviving in underwater environments for the purpose of mining.
ISBN 9781741695601
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2010
Topics / Australian Author /
Havel, Geoff
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Tony Hawk, professional skateboarder
How Tony Hawk became a professional skateboarder, beginning as a child and following his career through the highs and lows. Some insensitive language used in character and context when speaking about himself, may offend some readers.
ISBN 9780060096892
Publisher HarperCollins US, 2002
Hawk, Tony & Mortimer, Sean
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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 Joel Billings series - NEW SERIES 2014 (3 books)
Hawke, Rosanne
No book cover.
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Keeper, The
Joel lives with his Gran, struggles at school and has few friends. He loves fishing and hits on the idea of advertising in the newspaper for a father so he can go fishing with him and fix everything.
ISBN 9780702249730
Series Joel Billings series - NEW SERIES 2014 (3 books)
Publisher University of Queensland Press, 2013
Topics / Australian Author /
Hawke, Rosanne
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Killer ute
When Dev, Joel's foster dad, takes him away for an unexpected holiday, little does he know what adventures are in store. Not only does a ute run them off the road, but Joel's jailbird dad is determined to track them down.
ISBN 9780702249600
Series Joel Billings series - NEW SERIES 2014 (3 of 3)
Publisher University of Queensland Press, 2013
Topics / Australian Author /
Hawke, Rosanne
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Marrying Ameera
Ameera is seventeen, the daughter of an Australian Christan mother, and a Pakistani father who is a devout Muslim. Seeking to be like her Australian friends, Ameera discovers that her father strongly opposes social contact with non-Muslims. When her father discovers Ameera's interest in a Pakistani Christian boy, she is sent to Pakistan, thinking she is attending her cousin's wedding. Usually read by students in Years 9, 10 or above.
ISBN 9780732291440
Publisher Angus & Robertson (HarperCollins), 2010
Topics / Australian Author /
Hawke, Rosanne
No book cover.
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Messenger bird, The
Tanmar's older brother is dead, her mum's gone away and her dad avoids talking about the things that really matter. Plagued by nightmares about her brother, Tamar has no interest in school or friends. When she discovers an old handwritten sheet of music and plays the tune, Tamar meets gifted violinist, Nathaniel, a man from her house's past. She is unwittingly drawn into a journey through time and music.
ISBN 9780702238826
Publisher University of Queensland Press, 2012
Topics / Australian Author /
Hawke, Rosanne
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Sailmaker
A fast-moving adventure story involving an escaped convict, bullying, boyish rivalries and ghosts. Joel struggles for self-control and self-confidence as he battles his own hyperactivity.
ISBN 9780702249723
Series Joel Billings series - NEW SERIES 2014 (1 of 3)
Publisher University of Queensland Press, 2013
Topics / Australian Author /
Hawke, Rosanne
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Shahana: through my eyes
Shahana is almost 14 and has not known a life of peace. Her parents and older brother are dead and she must leave her beloved school to look after her younger brother and ailing grandfather. When grandfather dies life becomes that much more difficult. Living close to the border means 'freedom fighters' from both sides roam, looking for food, children to recruit and worse. Other dangers await her from within her own community.
ISBN 9781743312469
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2013
Topics / Australian Author /
Hawke, Rosanne
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Soraya the storyteller
Soraya, the storyteller, keeps her memories of Afghanistan alive while living in uncertainty under temporary protection in Australia. An ebony horse flies through her dreams helping her to find a strange land where she can be safe.
ISBN 9780734407092
Publisher Thomas C Lothian Pty Ltd, 2004
Topics / Australian Author /
Hawke, Rosanne
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Taj and the great camel trek
Taj and his camel are on the adventure of a lifetime. They join explorer Ernest Giles to cross the Australian desert, where they encounter wild dogs, poisonous snakes, Aborigines and a constant shortage of water. Taj also learns the hard reality of travelling with animals.
ISBN 9780702238772
Publisher University of Queensland Press, 2011
Hawke, Rosanne
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Wolfchild
In the lost land of Lyonnesse in 1099, Raw struggles to learn how to trust while Morwenna has to choose between friendship and rules.
ISBN 9780734404824
Publisher Thomas C Lothian Pty Ltd, 2003
Topics / Australian Author /
Hawke, Rosanne
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George and the Big Bang
Eric is involved with a big experiment in Switzerland, looking to explore the earliest moment of the universe. But, there is a group of people who don't think this experiment should go ahead and are planning to sabotage the Grand Switch-on. Will they suceed? Whose side is Reeper on this time? And why does he want to speak to Annie and George so desperately?
ISBN 9780385615532
Series George's secret key to the universe series (3 of 3)
Publisher Doubleday, 2012
Hawking, Lucy & Stephen
No book cover.
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George's cosmic treasure hunt
Annie, aided by the research of her father, Eric (factual essays by Professor Stephen Hawking) and a computer genius, Emmett, travels to the edge of the galaxy. She is collecting a series of treasure hunt clues to unravel a mystery, which has been instigated by supposed alien interference of a robot probe on Mars.
ISBN 9780385613828
Series George's secret key to the universe series (2 of 3)
Publisher Doubleday, 2009
Hawking, Lucy & Stephen
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George's secret key to the Universe
When George's pet pig breaks through the fence into the garden next door, George meets his new neighbours, Annie and her scientist father, Eric. George discovers a secret key that opens up a whole new way of looking at the world, from outer space.
ISBN 9780552559584
Series George's secret key to the universe series (1 of 3)
Publisher Corgi Books, 2008
Hawking, Lucy & Stephen
No book cover.
George's secret key to the universe series
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Series George's secret key to the universe series (3 books)
Hawking, Lucy & Stephen
No book cover.
14686
Dreamtime at the 'G
A Year 8 student and a Year 10 student meet with Aboriginal AFL players at the Melbourne Cricket Ground to interview them about their profession as elite footballers. Topics include training, racism in sport, rewards and coaching.
ISBN 9780975686195
Publisher Indij Readers, 2007
Hayes, Alinta & Nelson, Andrew
No book cover.
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Blue-eyed Aborigine, The
After the shipwreck of the Batavia off Western Australia in 1629, a cabin boy and a soldier were involved in a grisly, notorious mutiny. Most mutineers were hanged but the two men were marooned on the mainland, becoming Australia's first European settlers. No trace of them was ever found. Later European explorers reported seeing Aboriginal Australians with blue eyes. This novel suggests what might have happened in between. Usually read by students in Years 9, 10 or above.
ISBN 9781847800787
Publisher Frances Lincoln, 2010
Hayes, Rosemary
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Mixing it
Fatimah is a devout Muslim. Steve has never given much thought to faith. Both are in the street the day a terrorist bomb explodes and their lives are changed forever. While their families are breaking down barriers, the terrorists have another target in mind.
ISBN 9781845074951
Publisher Frances Lincoln, 2007
Hayes, Rosemary
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Payback
Halima, 18, has moved with her family to London and her horizons are beginning to expand. Then, just as she is about to start university, she discovers her father's plan to marry her to the son of a distant relation in Pakistan who once did him a favour. Halima is to be the repayment of the debt. And it's payback time. Adult themes and strong language in context.
ISBN 9781845079352
Publisher Frances Lincoln, 2009
Hayes, Rosemary
No book cover.
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Beowulf
A translation of the classic, Anglo-Saxon epic of warriors, dragons and monsters composed between the 7th and 10th centuries.
ISBN 9780571203765
Publisher Faber & Faber, 2000
Heaney, Seamus
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Ivy
Ivy, a common, laudanum addict living with thieves and scoundrels, is a stunner, a term for an artist's model and beauty. After embarking on a life of crime in London, she is sold out by her adopted family and falls victim to a pre-Raphaelite painter's jealous mother. Usually read by students in Years 9, 10 and above.
ISBN 9780192754318
Publisher Simon & Schuster, 2008
Hearn, Julie
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Wreckers
In 1732, a mysterious box is taken from the Cornish sea and hidden in the wall of the nearby cliff-top manor house. A century from now, sixteen years after London is destroyed in an apocalyptic attack, five teenagers spend the night in the abandoned house. They discover the box and take it home. What lay within is only dormant, waiting for the time when it would be released upon the world. And that time is now.
ISBN 9780192729293
Publisher Oxford University Press, 2011
Topics / Environment /
Hearn, Julie
No book cover.
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Hit list
Ash and Benjamin are thieves. They find stolen artefacts and return them to their owners. When they try to rescue Alice B from the only place in the world who know more than the CIA, they encounter assassins, huge swimming pools and Ghosts. Includes violence. Usually read by students in years 9,10 and above.
ISBN 9780330425841
Publisher Pan MacMillan, 2010
Topics / Australian Author /
Heath, Jack
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Lab, The
Agent Six, the strongest, fastest, most invincible agent in the Deck, is about to live his worst nightmare. Six is the product of an illegal genetic experiment of the Lab's some sixteen years ago. When the Deck begins investigating the Lab, he walks a tightrope between his two worlds. Life spirals out of control and leads to capture, possible torture and revelation.
ISBN 9780330422314
Publisher Pan MacMillan, 2007
Topics / Australian Author /
Heath, Jack
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Wish kin, The
Fourteen year old, Colm Bell, and his younger sister, Lydia, wake to the smell of smoke and the sound of gunfire as raiders attack their home and their father. They flee to the hills, alone in a hostile landscape, a land without rain and empty cities, where small groups of people live in suspicion. They hear of the Wish Kin, people who may have the power to heal the earth. But, the sinister Clan are tracking the children.
ISBN 9780330423724
Publisher Pan MacMillan, 2009
Topics / Australian Author /
Hedley, Joss
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Harry's war
A mystery surrounds Harry's late father, a Vietnam veteran. Grandfather knows but he won't say, and no-one in Harry's family wants to have anything to do with Grandpa. Harry spends a lot of time recording Grandpa's memories of heroic action in World War ll. After Grandpa addresses Harry's class at school, the mystery is solved, leaving Harry devastated. Some adult themes and coarse language in context. Usually read by students in Years 9, 10 or above.
ISBN 9781862919273
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2011
Heffernan, John
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Horse called Elvis, A
Matt befriends an abused horse, Elvis, that touches the lives of his family struggling to stay together. Some coarse language and cruelty to animals in a realistic story of a father's efforts to overcome his own shortcomings for love of his children.
ISBN 9781865046105
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2004
Topics / Australian Author /
Heffernan, John
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Mind master, The
Torrad discovers that he has an affinity with animals that allows him to control their minds. However, is his power strong enough to thwart the evil Psykhan's attempt to dominate human minds and become the ruler of Quentaris?
ISBN 9780734406569
Series Quentaris chronicles (13 of 29)
Publisher Thomas C Lothian Pty Ltd, 2004
Topics / Australian Author /
Heffernan, John
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More than gold
As thirteen year old Bosnian refugee, Raiko, trains with an Aboriginal mate, Jay, his Olympic dream quickly draws both the local doctor and soccer coach to his side.
ISBN 9781876289478
Publisher Margaret Hamilton, 2000
Heffernan, John
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Pup
Against a background of domestic violence and animal cruelty, the strong friendship between a boy and a dog provides a positive outcome for the characters in the story.
ISBN 9781876289652
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2002
Topics / Australian Author /
Heffernan, John
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Shrinking of Treehorn, The
Treehorn has a problem. He is shrinking but his parents don't seem to notice.
ISBN 9780823401895
Publisher Holiday House, 1992
Heide, Florence Parry & Gorey, Edward (ill)
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Ridiculous story, A
A fantastic collection of funny stories about a pirate ship, a singing spider, a dancing cat, a sugar fairy, a widow who was mistaken for a witch and many more unlikely characters.
ISBN 9781921049453
Publisher Little Hare Books, 2006
Topics / Year 5 easy reads /
Heimann, Rolf
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Sydney through time
A puzzling, historical account of Sydney's history to the year 2000.
ISBN 9780949714671
Publisher Roland Harvey Books, 1999
Topics / Australian Author /
Heimann, Rolf
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Kingdom for a hat, A
King Gregorius thinks he's the best king in the world, a great poet and very wise judge. But, his people are not as silly as he thinks they are. They bring about his downfall simply by following his orders. It all starts with a crazy-looking hat.
ISBN 9780734405494
Publisher Thomas C Lothian Pty Ltd, 2003
Topics / Australian Author /
Heimann, Rolf & Spooner, John
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Hungry ghosts
Sarah is experiencing prejudice. She resents fitting in with the Aussie ways while honouring her Chinese traditions. Things become really complicated when Sarah starts hearing the voice of a ghost. Contains language that may offend some readers.
ISBN 9780734409805
Publisher Lothian Books, 2007
Heinrich, Sally
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My Australian Story: Who am I, the diary of Mary Talence, Sydney 1937
Mary is ten when she begins to write in her diary. She documents her life as an Aboriginal child who was taken from her natural parents and raised by a non-Aboriginal foster family. Mary doesn't fit in and starts to question why.
ISBN 9781865043616
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2006
Heiss, Anita
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Yirra and her deadly dog, Demon
Demon is a disaster zone, causing havoc wherever he goes. Yirra has to find a way to train Demon or she will be forced to give him away.
ISBN 9780733320392
Publisher ABC Books, 2007
Topics / Australian Author /
Heiss, Anita
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Great planet earth search
Search through this book to explore the planets.
ISBN 9780746060520
Series Usborne great searches (6 books)
Publisher Usborne Publishing Ltd, 2005
Topics / Year 5 easy reads /
Helbrough, Emma
No book cover.
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Horse mad academy
Ashleigh has arrived at Waratah Grove Riding Academy. It's a dream come true for any horse-mad kid, but, as Ashleigh discovers, things don't always turn out like you hope they will
ISBN 9780732284220
Series Horse mad series (3 of 8)
Publisher HarperCollins Australia, 2006
Topics / Australian Author /
Helidoniotis, Kathy
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Horse mad forever
Riding her horse, Honey, always clears away Ashleigh's problems, but she will have to work even harder to save Shady Creek Riding Club from a tough lawyer.
ISBN 9780732290009
Series Horse mad series (8 of 8)
Publisher Angus & Robertson (HarperCollins), 2010
Topics / Australian Author /
Helidoniotis, Kathy
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Horse mad heights
Ashleigh has landed a riding scholarship to the prestigious Linley Heights School and she's on top of the world. Her classroom is the riding area and her horse can board with her. But, Ashleigh finds it hard being the new kid and missing her best friends.
ISBN 9780732285937
Series Horse mad series (6 of 8)
Publisher Angus & Robertson (HarperCollins), 2009
Topics / Australian Author /
Helidoniotis, Kathy
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Horse mad heroes
Ash comes home from Waratah Grove Academy to find that the baby is due any day. Best friend Becky's cast is off, which means riding together again at last.
ISBN 9780732284237
Series Horse mad series (4 of 8)
Publisher HarperCollins Australia, 2006
Topics / Australian Author /
Helidoniotis, Kathy
No book cover.
Horse mad 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 Horse mad series (8 books)
Helidoniotis, Kathy
No book cover.
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Horse mad summer
Ashleigh lives in the country where she can indulge her passion for horse racing. When her friend, Jenna, arrives from the city, Ashleigh struggles to unite her two best friends.
ISBN 9781876928186
Series Horse mad series (2 of 8)
Publisher Banana Books, 2005
Topics / Australian Author /
Helidoniotis, Kathy
No book cover.
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Horse mad western
Ashleigh has to learn the western style of riding in readiness for the upcoming Western Riding Show but she feels she is losing control. She has her job at Shady Trails Riding Ranch, two horses to look after as well as helping out with her parent's Bed and Breakfast. At least her friend Jenna is coming to visit.
ISBN 9780732284244
Series Horse mad series (5 of 8)
Publisher Angus & Robertson (HarperCollins), 2008
Topics / Australian Author /
Helidoniotis, Kathy
No book cover.
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Horse mad whispers
Ashleigh Miller recovers from her accident and discovers Natural Horsemanship and horse whispering. This helps her to understand Lightning, the horse that injured her. Meanwhile, the anti-horse campaign at Linley Heights School is growing and Ashleigh must speak out for the riding program and Lightning.
ISBN 9780732289997
Series Horse mad series (7 of 8)
Publisher Angus & Robertson (HarperCollins), 2010
Topics / Australian Author /
Helidoniotis, Kathy
No book cover.
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Totally horse mad
Ashleigh Miller is totally horse mad. The only things that stand between Ashleigh and the horse of her dreams are a whole lot of dollars that she doesn't have, parents who don't know one end of a horse from another and a city backyard the size of a shoebox.
ISBN 9781876928940
Series Horse mad series (1 of 8)
Publisher Banana Books, 2003
Topics / Australian Author /
Helidoniotis, Kathy
No book cover.
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Netball or nothing
Rachel's goal is to play netball for Australia but she has a lot to learn about being a team player.
ISBN 9780207199608
Publisher HarperCollins Australia, 2000
Topics / Australian Author /
Hellard, Bernadette & Gibbs, Lisa
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Half the battle
AFL at Port Road High is off to a shaky start. The hardest thing to do is organise a bunch of misfits into a cohesive team.
ISBN 9781862916777
Publisher Omnibus Books, 2006
Henderson, Don
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Keepinitreal
When Kid Kabula decides to ride his bike at top speed through the centre of the local mall, he doesn't realise how dangerous that's going to be. Fats Charvetto, leader of the meanest bikie gang in town, wants to know exactly who knocked him flying. Stevie, the local refundable collector, dobs in the Kid and a turf war starts.
ISBN 9781862917705
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2009
Topics / Australian Author /
Henderson, Don
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Macbeth, you idiot
Andy Macbeth doesn't mean to be a terrible person but his three spooky aunts have predicted great things for him on the school soccer team. So, when the gorgeous Fifi L'Amour starts to take an interest in him and suggests an easy way to ridicule the coach and take his place, it just might all be too hard to resist.
ISBN 9780143304289
Publisher Puffin Australia, 2009
Topics / Australian Author /
Henderson, Don
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Tintin and alph-art
The adventures of Tintin are still ripping yarns although some may reflect values of an earlier generation. A story of forgery and contemporary art in which Tintin is to be cast into a living sculpture by a mysterious enemy. The last of the series.
ISBN 9781405214483
Series Tintin series (24 of 25)
Publisher Egmont Childrens, 2004
Herge, Georges Remi
No book cover.
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Tintin and the lake of sharks
Tintin has set out on another adventure in the country of Syldavia. Tintin, Captain Haddock, the Thompsons and Snowy fly to Syldavia to meet Professor Calculus on Lake Pollishoff, an artificial lake that has a curse on it. The trip is doomed from the start when they barely survive a plane crash and are saved by two Syldavian kids.
ISBN 9781405206341
Series Tintin series (25 of 25)
Publisher Egmont Childrens, 2002
Herge, Georges Remi
No book cover.
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Tintin and the Picaros
The adventures of Tintin are still ripping yarns although some may reflect values of an earlier generation.
ISBN 9780749704711
Series Tintin series (23 of 25)
Publisher Egmont Childrens, 1990
Herge, Georges Remi
No book cover.
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Tintin in America
The adventures of Tintin are still ripping yarns although some may reflect values of an earlier generation.
ISBN 9780416148527
Series Tintin series (3 of 25)
Publisher Methuen, 1990
Herge, Georges Remi
No book cover.
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Tintin in the Congo
The adventures of Tintin are still ripping yarns although some may reflect values of an earlier generation. A product of the 1930s, Tintin is shown as a patronising colonialist and a slayer of wildlife when he visits the Congo from Belgium.
ISBN 9780951279946
Series Tintin series (2 of 25)
Publisher Egmont Childrens, 2005
Herge, Georges Remi
No book cover.
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Tintin in the land of the Soviets
The adventures of Tintin are still ripping yarns although some may reflect values of an earlier generation. The first in the series tells of Tintin's adventures when he sets off to Russia to investigate the Soviets only to have them investigate him.
ISBN 9781405214773
Series Tintin series (1 of 25)
Publisher Egmont Childrens, 2005
Herge, Georges Remi
No book cover.
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Tintin in Tibet
The adventures of Tintin are still ripping yarns although some may reflect values of an earlier generation. Tintin has a premonition that his good friend will be in a plane crash. He must travel to the Himalayas to try to save him.
ISBN 9780316358392
Series Tintin series (20 of 25)
Publisher Methuen, 1990
Herge, Georges Remi
No book cover.
Tintin 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 Tintin series (25 books)
Herge, Georges Remi
No book cover.
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Tintin: cigars of the pharaoh
The adventures of Tintin are still ripping yarns although some reflect values of an earlier generation. Tintin and Snowy, on a cruise to Egypt, meet Thompson and Thompson and Rastapopolous. They face many dangers including the poison of madness.
ISBN 9780749704643
Series Tintin series (4 of 25)
Publisher Methuen, 1990
Herge, Georges Remi
No book cover.
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Tintin: destination moon
The adventures of Tintin are still ripping yarns although some may reflect values of an earlier generation. Tintin's greatest adventure leads to him being the first man to walk on the moon.
ISBN 9780749704674
Series Tintin series (16 of 25)
Publisher Methuen, 1990
Herge, Georges Remi
No book cover.
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Tintin: explorers on the moon
The adventures of Tintin are still ripping yarns although some may reflect values of an earlier generation. Calculus takes Tintin and friends to the moon. Quite a few stowaways, result in tragedy and the need for great heroism to bring the party home.
ISBN 9781405206280
Series Tintin series (17 of 25)
Publisher Egmont Childrens, 2002
Herge, Georges Remi
No book cover.
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Tintin: flight 714
The adventures of Tintin are still ripping yarns although some may reflect values of an earlier generation.
ISBN 9780416774207
Series Tintin series (13 of 25)
Publisher Methuen, 1989
Herge, Georges Remi
No book cover.
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Tintin: King Ottokar's sceptre
The adventures of Tintin are still ripping yarns although some may reflect values of an earlier generation. An ominous allegory for Nazi aggression, in which Tintin thinks he is travelling with a short-sighted, chain-smoking professor.
ISBN 9780749704667
Series Tintin series (8 of 25)
Publisher Methuen, 1990
Herge, Georges Remi
No book cover.
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Tintin: land of black gold
The adventures of Tintin are still ripping yarns although some may reflect values of an earlier generation. The world is on the brink of an oil crisis, cars are exploding everywhere and Tintin heads to the Middle East to save the day.
ISBN 9780749704605
Series Tintin series (15 of 25)
Publisher Methuen, 1990
Herge, Georges Remi
No book cover.
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Tintin: prisoners of the sun
The adventures of Tintin are still ripping yarns although some may reflect values of an earlier generation. Tintin and Haddock, on the trail of Calculus, are deep in Peru where they stumble into the last remaining tribe of Incas to their peril.
ISBN 9780749704599
Series Tintin series (14 of 25)
Publisher Methuen, 1990
Herge, Georges Remi
No book cover.
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Tintin: Red Rackham's treasure
The adventures of Tintin are still ripping yarns although some may reflect values of an earlier generation.
ISBN 9780749704308
Series Tintin series (12 of 25)
Publisher Methuen, 1990
Herge, Georges Remi
No book cover.
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Tintin: the black island
The adventures of Tintin are still ripping yarns although some may reflect values of an earlier generation.
ISBN 9780749704698
Series Tintin series (7 of 25)
Publisher Methuen, 1990
Herge, Georges Remi
No book cover.
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Tintin: the blue lotus
The adventures of Tintin are still ripping yarns although some may reflect values of an earlier generation. Tintin travels to Shanghai to expose an opium den. The ringleader of the gangsters is exposed to reveal it is someone Tintin has trusted.
ISBN 9780416494907
Series Tintin series (5 of 25)
Publisher Methuen, 1984
Herge, Georges Remi
No book cover.
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Tintin: the broken ear
The adventures of Tintin are still ripping yarns although some may reflect values of an earlier generation. Heroes and villains end up in South America chasing thieves who have substituted a fake for a treasure.
ISBN 9780416148725
Series Tintin series (6 of 25)
Publisher Methuen, 1990
Herge, Georges Remi
No book cover.
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Tintin: the Calculus affair
The adventures of Tintin are still ripping yarns although some may reflect values of an earlier generation. Professor Calculus stumbles on an invention of devastating possibilities and is kidnapped sending Tintin and Captain Haddock on a dizzying chase.
ISBN 9780749704681
Series Tintin series (18 of 25)
Publisher Methuen, 1990
Herge, Georges Remi
No book cover.
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Tintin: the Castafiore emerald
The adventures of Tintin are still ripping yarns although some may reflect values of an earlier generation. A story without guns or villains full of red herrings , mistaken interpretations and colourful characters in a screwball comedy.
ISBN 9781405206327
Series Tintin series (21 of 25)
Publisher Egmont Childrens, 2002
Herge, Georges Remi
No book cover.
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Tintin: the crab with the golden claws
The adventures of Tintin are still ripping yarns although some may reflect values of an earlier generation. Introducing Captain Haddock, this is the story of a drowned sailor and a mysterious tin of crabmeat.
ISBN 9781405206204
Series Tintin series (9 of 25)
Publisher Egmont Childrens, 2002
Herge, Georges Remi
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Tintin: the Red Sea sharks
The adventures of Tintin are still ripping yarns although some may reflect values of an earlier generation.
ISBN 9780749704704
Series Tintin series (19 of 25)
Publisher Methuen, 1990
Herge, Georges Remi
No book cover.
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Tintin: the secret of the unicorn
Tintin stories are still ripping yarns although some may reflect values of an earlier generation. When Tintin attempts to buy a magnificent model ship it leads him on a trail of pickpockets and burglars and finally into the hands of pirates.
ISBN 9780749704629
Series Tintin series (11 of 25)
Publisher Methuen, 1990
Herge, Georges Remi
No book cover.
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Tintin: the seven crystal balls
The adventures of Tintin are still ripping yarns although some may reflect values of an earlier generation.
ISBN 9780749704582
Series Tintin series (22 of 25)
Publisher Methuen, 1994
Herge, Georges Remi
No book cover.
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Tintin: the shooting star
The adventures of Tintin are still ripping yarns although some may reflect values of an earlier generation. A fragment of a huge meteorite lands near the North Pole. Tintin and Snowy join an expedition of world-class scientists to lay claim to the rock.
ISBN 9780749704612
Series Tintin series (10 of 25)
Publisher Methuen, 1990
Herge, Georges Remi
No book cover.
17703
Brothers' war, The
Melody and Marshall are cousins whose family is torn apart when war is declared between the North and South factions of the Union. Melody's father and uncle both go to war but they enlist on opposing sides. Marshall assists his father by acting as a spy while Melody helps her father. Both sides are presented.
ISBN 9780753409725
Series My side of the story series (4 of 6)
Publisher Kingfisher, 2005
Hermes, Patricia
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Salem witch
The friendship between two children is greatly tested during the witch hysteria in Salem, Massachusetts in 1692. Elizabeth is an independent thinker, frightened by what she sees as a mass deception sweeping her town. George, the son of one of the trial judges, sees things very differently. Both sides are presented.
ISBN 9780753413272
Series My side of the story series (3 of 6)
Publisher Kingfisher, 2006
Hermes, Patricia
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In-line skating
A book for in-line skating enthusiasts.
ISBN 9780732979089
Publisher Macmillan Education Australia Pty Ltd, 2004
Herran, Joe & Thomas, Ron
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Skateboarding
A book for skateboarding enthusiasts.
ISBN 9780732979041
Publisher Macmillan Education Australia Pty Ltd, 2003
Herran, Joe & Thomas, Ron
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Snowboarding
A book for snowboarding enthusiasts.
ISBN 9780732979065
Publisher Macmillan Education Australia Pty Ltd, 2004
Herran, Joe & Thomas, Ron
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Naked bunyip dancing
Funny and, sometimes, poignant verse novel about the kids in class 6C. They get a new male teacher, a pony-tailed hippy, who helps them put on an end of year concert.
ISBN 9781741146554
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2005
Topics / Australian Author /
Herrick, Steven
No book cover.
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Pookie Aleera is not my boyfriend
In a country town, the kids in class 6A tell their stories. Mick, school captain and sometimes trouble-maker, wants to make the school a better place, while brother Jacob just wants to fly. Shy Laura hopes to fit in with a circle of friends, while Pete struggles to deal with his grandpa's sudden death. Selina obsesses over class comedian Cameron, while Cameron obsesses over Anzac biscuits and Pookie Aleera - whoever that is.
ISBN 9780702249280
Publisher University of Queensland Press, 2012
Topics / Australian Author /
Herrick, Steven
No book cover.
2066
Rhyming boy
Growing up can be problematic but, for Jayden Hayden, life is extremely difficult. He has to cope with a very embarrassing name and a football obsessed mother. When a school father-son day is announced, Jayden's quest for his biological father becomes a puzzle he needs to solve, and quickly.
ISBN 9780702236730
Publisher University of Queensland Press, 2008
Topics / Australian Author /
Herrick, Steven
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Spangled drongo, The
Eleven year old Sam Slater is orphaned and lives in a small house with Ronaldo, the soccer dog, Parrot, the parrot and eccentric Aunt Ashmara. He is soccer mad and a poet.
ISBN 9780702230950
Publisher University of Queensland Press, 1999
Topics / Australian Author /
Herrick, Steven
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Tom Jones saves the world
Dumb things become important when you're old, that's what Tom reckons. While living in a guarded, gated community, he meets Cleo, the snake charmer. They break out together to discover things such as a bull that hasn't yet become a hamburger.
ISBN 9780702233364
Publisher University of Queensland Press, 2002
Topics / Australian Author /
Herrick, Steven
No book cover.
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Do-wrong Ron
Ron is a gentle, well intentioned boy who always seems to do the wrong thing at the wrong time or the right thing at the wrong time or the wrong thing at the right time, until he befriends Charlie, a guinea pig, and Isabelle, his new neighbour.
ISBN 9781865086613
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2003
Topics / Australian Author /
Herrick, Steven & Magerl, Caroline (ill)
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All creatures great and small
The life of an English country vet is revealed in the funny and sad situations that James Herriot finds on his rounds.
ISBN 9780330250498
Publisher St Martin's, 1998
Herriot, James
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Practical guide to monsters, A
Find out how to trick a troll, whether vampires sleep and if you need to worry about yuan-ti. The spooky, unexpected and always fascinating world of monsters is showcased in this fantasy encyclopaedia.
ISBN 9780786948093
Series Practical guide series (2 of 5)
Publisher Mirrorstone, 2007
Hess, Nina (ed)
No book cover.
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Out of the dust
Billie Jo describes the difficulties of rural life in Oklahoma during the dust storms of 1934 and 1935, the brutal reality of her mother's death, her own injuries and her father's illness. Billie Jo's story is dark and intriguing, with a trace of hope.
ISBN 9780590371254
Publisher Scholastic US, 1997
Hesse, Karen
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Young Nick's head
Young Nick faithfully records the ordinary human achievements that make extraordinary those of the company of the bark, 'Endeavour', on Captain Cook's first epic voyage.
ISBN 9780689835087
Publisher Simon & Schuster, 2001
Hesse, Karen
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Cats in Krasinski Square, The
The cats in Krasinski Square once belonged to someone and so did a young girl whose family has been destroyed by war. Even as she and her sister struggle to survive amid the war's chaos, they risk their lives in a plan to help others.
ISBN 9780439435406
Publisher Scholastic US, 2004
Hesse, Karen & Watson, Wendy (ill)
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9257
When Jessie came across the sea
Beautifully depicts the migration of Jewish people to the United States.
ISBN 9780744540871
Publisher Walker Books, 1998
Hest, Amy
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223
Kon-Tiki expedition, The
The story of a four thousand, three hundred nautical mile expedition by raft across the Pacific Ocean.
ISBN 9780671726522
Publisher Simon & Schuster, 1990
Heyerdahl, Thor
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Great dinosaur search, The
Search the beautiful illustrations for giant insects or for dinosaurs who lived in the shallow seas or in the dusty deserts. Includes dinosaur facts and interesting illustrations showing the ancestors of some animals that we see today.
ISBN 9780746067734
Series Usborne great searches (6 books)
Publisher Usborne Publishing Ltd, 2005
Topics / Year 5 easy reads /
Heywood, Rosie
No book cover.
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Bridge, The
The city is at war. Southside, the hostiles live in squalor and are hungry to cross the river. Cityside, ISIS is in charge, keeping the hostiles at bay. Nik has spent his life training to join ISIS but, when his college is blown up and his friend kidnapped, he must cross the bridge into hostile territory. Nik and his friends must choose their loyalties in a war that is not as clear as they were brought up to think. Some language in context. Usually read by students in Years 9, 10 or above.
ISBN 9781921758331
Publisher Text Publishing Co, 2011
Topics / Australian Author /
Higgins, Jane
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48965
Benjamin Franklin: revolutionary inventor
Benjamin Franklin was a man of many talents. He was a scientist who experimented with electricity, a diplomat who served as envoy to France and negotiated peace with England, a mapmaker, printer and writer. He signed both the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution, and established America's first hospital.
ISBN 9781402732836
Series Sterling biographies series (10 of 29)
Publisher Sterling Publishing Co, 2007
Higgins, Maria Mihalik
No book cover.
412
Thunderfish
A combat submarine is the secret weapon used by the heir to a shipping empire to rescue refugees in the Coral Sea when they are attacked by pirates.
ISBN 9780091839536
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 1999
Topics / Australian Author /
Higgins, Simon
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Animal heroes
Short stories about animals involved in Australian armed conflicts, from WWI to more recent times. The animals display bravery under fire, mateship and loyalty, the same attributes shown by the ANZACs.
ISBN 9780143003809
Publisher Penguin, 2005
Hill, Anthony
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Captain Cook's apprentice
When young Isaac Manley sailed from England with Captain James Cook on the Endeavour in 1768, no one knew if the mysterious southern continent really existed. During his three years at sea, Isaac witnessed floggings, huge storms, press-gangs and violent clashes as well as the tropical beauty of Hawaii and the wonders of New Zealand.
ISBN 9780143004820
Publisher Penguin Books Australia, 2008
Topics / Australian Author /
Hill, Anthony
No book cover.
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Harriet
Harriet, a tortoise hatched in the Galapagos Islands, was brought to Australian in the 1800's. This is the true story of Harriet's life from colonial days to her death at 176 years old at Australia Zoo in 2006.
ISBN 9780143302087
Publisher Penguin, 2006
Hill, Anthony
No book cover.
12374
Shadow dog, The
From the moment Sebastian is rescued as an abandoned pup, this passionate, feisty dog proves irresistible, even when he fails Obedience School. The story of the mutual devotion of a boy and his dog.
ISBN 9780670041138
Publisher Penguin, 2003
Topics / Australian Author /
Hill, Anthony
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366
Soldier boy : the true story of Jim Martin the youngest Anzac
This is the story of Jim Martin who enlisted in the Australian army at the age of fourteen to fight in World War I.
ISBN 9780141003306
Publisher Penguin, 2001
Topics / Australian Author /
Hill, Anthony
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Burnt stick, The
An Aboriginal boy is removed from his mother, despite her desperate efforts to disguise his fair skin by rubbing him with charcoal from a burnt stick.
ISBN 9780140369298
Publisher Penguin, 1996
Hill, Anthony & Sofilas, Mark (ill)
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Gold
Australia's gold rushes of the nineteenth century produced tremendous wealth and population growth for the struggling Australian colonies. People from all walks of life made the perilous journey to the goldfields, returning either fabulously wealthy or demoralised and broke. It was a time of huge political, social and cultural change. Includes diaries, journals, letters, official reports, newspaper articles of the time. A challenging read. Usually read by students in Years 9,10 or above.
ISBN 9781741669251
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2010
Topics / Australian Author /
Hill, David
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Red poppy, The
Young soldier Jim McLeod waits in the trenches of World War I for the order to attack the enemy. With him are his friends, and Nipper, the messenger dog. When they charge across no-man's land, Jim is shot and finds himself face to face with an enemy soldier.
ISBN 9781775430704
Publisher Scholastic New Zealand, 2013
Hill, David & Colston, Fifi (ill)
No book cover.
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I will plant you a lilac tree
The harrowing, true story of Laura Wolff, a survivor of the holocaust and one of Schindler's women, who lost all her family but found love and friendship during her terrible experience in German concentration camps. Contains adult themes.
ISBN 9781416910626
Publisher Simon & Schuster, 2005
Hillman, Laura
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Ghost of a chance, A
Ann-Marie has to move to rural England and leave her dog, Maudie, behind. As she frets for her dog, Ann -Marie becomes involved with a ghostly story involving a sad child, separated from her dog too.
ISBN 9780140387957
Publisher Penguin, 1992
Topics / Australian Author /
Hilton, Nette
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Grave catastrophe, A
An ex-guide dog, now retired, must use all his seeing-eye dog skills to solve the murder of one of the neighbourhood cats. He tells the story of the crime for which he stands accused and which he must solve to be acquitted.
ISBN 9780734404947
Publisher Thomas C Lothian Pty Ltd, 2003
Topics / Australian Author /
Hilton, Nette
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Sprite Downberry
Sprite's life is tough. Her Mum is moody, Dad is away a lot and her little brother should be starting school soon but can barely talk properly. When her Dad leaves, Sprite has to make decisions in order to reunite herself and her brother with their dad.
ISBN 9780732285487
Publisher Angus & Robertson (HarperCollins), 2008
Topics / Australian Author /
Hilton, Nette
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Web, The
Violet-Ann befriends a seven legged spider that she names, Sam.
ISBN 9780207172458
Publisher HarperCollins Australia, 1992
Topics / Australian Author /
Hilton, Nette
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Woolly jumpers
When his family move to the country, Mike is convinced that life will be very boring. Two renegade sheep, a snake and some chooks soon prove him wrong.
ISBN 9780734407573
Publisher Thomas C Lothian Pty Ltd, 2005
Topics / Australian Author /
Hilton, Nette
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Pyro Watson and the hidden treasure
Pyro Watson loves pirates, treasure and maps. When he is stranded with his Aunt Mor in her caravan on the beach with her latest beau, Pyro calls on Simeon the pirate to pass the time. When Pyro meets another boy, Min, life at the holiday camp becomes more interesting and then dangerous when the local bullies claim territorial rights to the beach.
ISBN 9781741664164
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2009
Topics / Australian Author /
Hilton, Nette & Rogers, Gregory (ill)
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Star of the show
Aimee is tired of playing second fiddle to Serena Sweetmay, who it seems, can do no wrong and is great at everything. Aimee is determined to outdo Serena when her class is asked to present the school Christmas play.
ISBN 9780702235795
Publisher University of Queensland Press, 2006
Topics / Australian Author /
Hilton, Nette & Stewart, Chantal (ill)
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Beowulf: graphic novel
Gareth Hinds' Beowulf is a beautiful graphic novel, with some violent scenarios, remaining true to the classic Norse saga about Beowulf. He tackles a dragon with tragic consequences leaving questions about the real cost of his sacrifice.
ISBN 9780763630232
Publisher Candlewick Press, 2007
Topics / Graphic novels /
Hinds, Gareth (adapt)
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Rumble fish
Fourteen year old, Rusty-James, runs one of the meanest gangs in his neighbourhood. His reputation remains safe because his brother is the widely-feared Motorcycle Boy, but his brother is a peace-loving loner, unlike Rusty-James.
ISBN 9780141312538
Publisher Penguin, 2002
Hinton, S E
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Amelia Dee and the peacock lamp
The large old house where Amelia, a young and talented writer lives, holds a secret that is linked to the origins of a rare brass lamp, decorated with animals and peacocks.
ISBN 9781741753011
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2007
Topics / Australian Author /
Hirsch, Odo
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Antonio S and the mystery of Theodore Guzman
Antonio lives with his parents in the tower of an old house. In the same area lives a recluse actor called Theodore Guzman. Antonio draws him out by presenting a play. In turn, Guzman leads Antonio into the magical world of theatre.
ISBN 9781864484090
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 1997
Topics / Australian Author /
Hirsch, Odo
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Bartlett and the city of flames
When Bartlett, Jacques le Grand and Gozo emerge from the Margoulis Caverns into daylight and the heat of the stonefields, little do they realise that they are about to embark on a wonderful adventure.
ISBN 9781865081168
Series Bartlett series (2 of 4)
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 1999
Topics / Australian Author /
Hirsch, Odo
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Bartlett and the forest of plenty
Bartlett and his companions are on an expedition to discover what lies beyond the great Gircassian Rift. They look down on a huge expanse of trees and young Gozo sees - or does he - a flash of white.
ISBN 9781865084657
Series Bartlett series (3 of 4)
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2001
Topics / Australian Author /
Hirsch, Odo
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Bartlett and the ice voyage
The first adventure of Bartlett. The young queen is sent presents from every corner of her seven kingdom's but not the present she wants. Bartlett, the explorer, is the man to help her.
ISBN 9781582347974
Series Bartlett series (1 of 4)
Publisher Bloomsbury, 2003
Topics / Australian Author /
Hirsch, Odo
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Bartlett and the island of kings
Stranded on a volcanic island, Bartlett and his companions find people under the sway of the Machan, the holder of the true book. They have five days to unravel the riddle before they must climb the volcano and never come back.
ISBN 9781741141115
Series Bartlett series (4 of 4)
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2003
Topics / Australian Author /
Hirsch, Odo
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Bartlett 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 Bartlett series (4 books)
Hirsch, Odo
No book cover.
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Darius Bell and the crystal bees
The disappearance of bees heralds huge changes on the Bell estate. Without bees, there won't be honey or, more importantly, cross-pollination of the fruit and vegetables, which Mr Fisher and his family sell in order to survive. Darius comes up with a complex plan that involves an enthusiastic teacher. But, Darius must deliver fabulous costumes to the school principal so that the school can win a highly contested parade.
ISBN 9781742376837
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2011
Topics / Australian Author /
Hirsch, Odo
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Darius Bell and the glitter pool
The Bell family's ancestors were showered with honours, gifts and grants of land. In exchange, they have bestowed a Gift, every twenty-five years, on the town. Now, it's Darius's father's turn but there is no money for an impressive gift. When an earthquake reveals a glorious cave, Darius thinks he might have found the answer.
ISBN 9781741757163
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2009
Topics / Australian Author /
Hirsch, Odo
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Have courage, Hazel Green
Hazel's plan backfires and she finds she's the villain. It will take courage and determination to prove what really happened.
ISBN 9781865084664
Series Hazel Green series (4 of 4)
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2001
Topics / Australian Author /
Hirsch, Odo
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Hazel Green
Hazel Green is a precocious eleven year old that people either love or hate. When she gets an idea in her head no-one can stop her, not even the many intimidating adults that she must contend with.
ISBN 9781582349404
Series Hazel Green series (1 of 4)
Publisher Bloomsbury, 2005
Topics / Australian Author /
Hirsch, Odo
No book cover.
Hazel Green 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 Hazel Green series (4 books)
Hirsch, Odo
No book cover.
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Something's fishy, Hazel Green
Hazel is the junior detective who has to find the lobster thief and retrieve the stolen lobsters for her friend, the fishmonger.
ISBN 9781865082578
Series Hazel Green series (2 of 4)
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2000
Topics / Australian Author /
Hirsch, Odo
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Think smart, Hazel Green
Hazel Green has to be extra smart to save Mr Volio and the delicious pastries that he bakes.
ISBN 9781741141108
Series Hazel Green series (3 of 4)
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2003
Topics / Australian Author /
Hirsch, Odo
No book cover.
Rugby league reads - magazine for primary students
Jam-packed with information on all your favourite Rugby League teams and players. 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 Rugby league reads - magazine for primary students (6 books)
Hirsch, Suzan & McDonald, Dr Lorraine (ed)
No book cover.
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Rugby league reads magazine: 2013 Issue 1
Jam-packed with information on all your favourite Rugby League teams and players including profiles, instructions, information, stories of interest, articles and opinion pieces, short stories, book reviews, discussions, exclusive interviews and good tips, plus poetry and recipes.
Series Rugby league reads - magazine for primary students (1 of 6)
Publisher National Rugby League, 2010
Hirsch, Suzan & McDonald, Dr Lorraine (ed)
No book cover.
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Rugby league reads magazine: 2013 Issue 2
Jam-packed with information on all your favourite Rugby League teams and players including profiles, instructions, information, stories of interest, articles and opinion pieces, short stories, book reviews, discussions, exclusive interviews and good tips, plus poetry and recipes.
Series Rugby league reads - magazine for primary students (2 of 6)
Publisher National Rugby League, 2010
Hirsch, Suzan & McDonald, Dr Lorraine (ed)
No book cover.
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Rugby league reads magazine: 2013 Issue 3
Jam-packed with information on all your favourite Rugby League teams and players including profiles, instructions, information, stories of interest, articles and opinion pieces, short stories, book reviews, discussions, exclusive interviews and good tips, plus poetry and recipes.
Series Rugby league reads - magazine for primary students (3 of 6)
Publisher National Rugby League, 2010
Hirsch, Suzan & McDonald, Dr Lorraine (ed)
No book cover.
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Rugby league reads magazine: 2014 Issue 1
Jam-packed with information on all your favourite Rugby League teams and players including profiles, instructions, information, stories of interest, articles and opinion pieces, short stories, book reviews, discussions, exclusive interviews and good tips, plus poetry and recipes.
Series Rugby league reads - magazine for primary students (4 of 6)
Publisher National Rugby League, 2011
Hirsch, Suzan & McDonald, Dr Lorraine (ed)
No book cover.
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Rugby league reads magazine: 2014 Issue 2
Jam-packed with information on all your favourite Rugby League teams and players including profiles, instructions, information, stories of interest, articles and opinion pieces, short stories, book reviews, discussions, exclusive interviews and good tips, plus poetry and recipes.
Series Rugby league reads - magazine for primary students (5 of 6)
Publisher National Rugby League, 2011
Hirsch, Suzan & McDonald, Dr Lorraine (ed)
No book cover.
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Rugby league reads magazine: 2014 Issue 3
Jam-packed with information on all your favourite Rugby League teams and players including profiles, instructions, information, stories of interest, articles and opinion pieces, short stories, book reviews, discussions, exclusive interviews and good tips, plus poetry and recipes.
Series Rugby league reads - magazine for primary students (6 of 6)
Publisher National Rugby League, 2011
Hirsch, Suzan & McDonald, Dr Lorraine (ed)
No book cover.
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My place in space
When an arrogant bus driver asks Henry and his sister, Rosie, if they know where they live, Henry tells the driver a good deal more than just his address. He launches into a lengthy and lucid explanation of the solar system, solar neighborhood, galaxy and supercluster to which Earth belongs. A clever blend of fact with fiction in this unusual picture book.
ISBN 9781741754049
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 1992
Hirst, Robin & Sally & Harvey, Roland (ill)
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Mouse and his child, The
Here is a sweet tale about a pair of wind up mechanical mice, a father and son, who embark on a quest to become self-winding.
ISBN 9780571202225
Publisher Faber & Faber, 2000
Topics / Australian Author /
Hoban, Russell
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John F Kennedy: voice of hope
John Fitzgerald Kennedy is the youngest man ever to be elected President of the United States. Youthful, charming and articulate, he symbolised hope and optimism in a time of turmoil. His presidency lasted less than three years, due to an assassin's bullet which killed him.
ISBN 9781402732324
Series Sterling biographies series (14 of 29)
Publisher Sterling Publishing Co, 2007
Hodge, Marie
No book cover.
4457
Time stops for no mouse
Hermux, a watchmaker and an unlikely hero, finds himself in a world of danger and intrigue.
ISBN 9780141315126
Publisher Penguin, 2003
Hoeye, Michael
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Nutcracker, The
Written in 1816, this is the basis of Tchaikovsky's ballet. In this edition, the classic story of a sinister toymaker and a boy and a girl doll that come to life is presented with beautiful illustrations and detailed historical information.
ISBN 9780751371772
Publisher Dorling Kindersley, 1999
Hoffman, Ernst
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Falconer's knot, The
Chiara's family can no longer afford to keep her so she is given to the Poor Clare's nunnery. Silvano has been accused of a brutal murder and must take refuge in the nearby friary. When two more murders occur, Chiara and Silvano attempt to solve the crimes.
ISBN 9780747589006
Publisher Bloomsbury, 2007
Hoffman, Mary
No book cover.
471
Women of Camelot: queens & enchantresses at the Court of King Arthur
The stories of nine women of Camelot are illustrated and written in modern language.
ISBN 9780864154095
Publisher Orchard Books, 2000
Hoffman, Mary
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Bush tucker and medicine of the Ngaanyatjarra lands
Five women elders share the stories and knowledge of food and medicine from the Ngaanyatjarra lands (central western deserts) and the Yarnangu people who live there.
ISBN 9781740704007
Series Living with the land series (3 books)
Publisher Pearson Education Australia, 2009
Holland, Elizabeth & Watson, Dulcie & Davies, Tjingapa & Holland, Nora
No book cover.
120061
They called me the Wildman
In 1880, Henricke Nelsen, a Swedish migrant, was put on trial and gaoled for vagrancy after hiding for fourteen years in the mountain ranges of Victoria. While in gaol, Nelson wrote his diary describing his life in Sweden, his migration to Australia and the personalities he met along the way. This is a captivating reconstruction of Nelsen's solitary life as told in his prison diary.
ISBN 9781741960679
Publisher Murdoch Books Australia, 2008
Topics / Australian Author /
Hollingworth, Robert
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They took the children
In the past, thousands of Aboriginal children were forcibly removed from their parents as part of Australian government policies over many decades. Families and communities were fractured and torn apart by those policies.
ISBN 9781876288136
Series Reconciliation - for older students series (6 of 7)
Publisher Working Title Press, 2007
Hollinsworth, David
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Our world of water
Regardless of the wealth or poverty of countries, water is vital for our survival. The daily lives of six children from Peru, Mauritania, Bangladesh, Ethiopia, Tajikistan and California show where water comes from, what it means to them and how they use it. The photographs and real life stories also touch on climate change and pollution.
ISBN 9781845076481
Publisher Frances Lincoln, 2008
Hollyer, Beatrice
No book cover.
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She's all that: poems about girls
Diverse poems for girls bringing together some modern verse and some nostalgic classics. Moving and uplifting, these poems will help girls to find their place in the world.
ISBN 9780753411346
Publisher Kingfisher, 2005
Hollyer, Belinda
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I am David
A young boy's journey of survival across Europe following his assisted escape from a concentration camp.
ISBN 9780749701369
Publisher Egmont Childrens, 1989
Holm, Anne
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Whale: the play
A play focusing on the combined rescue of these gentle animals by US and Soviet forces.
ISBN 9780413630902
Publisher Heinemann, 1996
Topics / Australian Author /
Holman, David
No book cover.
8970
Sondok, princess of the moon and stars, Korea AD 595
In a series of messages placed in her grandmother's ancestral jar, a seventh century princess and future ruler of the Korean kingdom of Silla vents her frustration at not being permitted to study astronomy because she is a girl.
ISBN 9780439165860
Series Royal diaries (20 books)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2002
Holman, Sheri
No book cover.
2114
King's fool, The
Perry Brightfield discovers her true heritage as the saviour of a threatened fantasy realm, and is groomed for her role by becoming a court jester.
ISBN 9780733318863
Publisher ABC Books, 2006
Holohan, Amanda
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Wow: amazing science facts & trivia
A collection of scientific facts in chapters, illustrated with cartoons.
ISBN 9780733307478
Publisher ABC Books, 2002
Topics / Australian Author /
Holper, Paul & Torok, Simon
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Famous horse snatched
When a famous racehorse is stolen from Zac's uncle, Zac and Hannah are in hot pursuit, tracking down the thieves who are trying to pull a fast one on the racing world. Follow the clues and the red herrings, collect the evidence and check out the suspects to solve the crime of the missing racehorse.
ISBN 9781405037327
Series Who dun it series (1 of 4)
Publisher Pan MacMillan, 2006
Topics / Australian Author /
Holper, Paul & Torok, Simon & Axelsen, Stephen (ill)
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Mystery of the mummy's mask, The
Zac and Hannah are at the Clairesville Museum when the museum's most exciting exhibit, the gold burial mask of the famous pharaoh, Ramses II, is about to be unveiled. But, the mask has vanished. Follow the clues and the red herrings, collect the evidence and check out the suspects to solve the crime of the missing mask.
ISBN 9780330423373
Series Who dun it series (3 of 4)
Publisher Pan MacMillan, 2007
Topics / Australian Author /
Holper, Paul & Torok, Simon & Axelsen, Stephen (ill)
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Priceless painting pinched
A suspicious new art teacher starts at Zac and Hannah's school just as the newspaper headlines announce the robbery of a priceless painting. Follow the clues and the red herrings, collect the evidence and check out the suspects to solve the crime of the missing painting.
ISBN 9781405037334
Series Who dun it series (2 of 4)
Publisher Pan MacMillan, 2009
Topics / Australian Author /
Holper, Paul & Torok, Simon & Axelsen, Stephen (ill)
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Rockstar robbery, The
Hannah's rock star idol, Josh Jamieson, is in town. But, as Zac and Hannah emerge from his packed concert, they discover there's been an explosion at the Central Bank next door and ten million dollars is missing. Follow the clues and the red herrings, collect the evidence and check out the suspects to solve the crime of the missing money.
ISBN 9780330423380
Series Who dun it series (4 of 4)
Publisher Pan MacMillan, 2007
Topics / Australian Author /
Holper, Paul & Torok, Simon & Axelsen, Stephen (ill)
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285
Odyssey, The
Following the fortunes of Odysseus as he returns from the Trojan Wars, this classic tale from Greek mythology was written almost three thousand years ago.
ISBN 9780553897777
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2003
Homer
No book cover.
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45 & 47 Stella Street and everything that happened
The families and friends who live in Stella Street lead fascinating lives.
ISBN 9781865080901
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2000
Honey, Elizabeth
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Ballad of Cauldron Bay, The
Henni is looking forward to the Easter holiday at Cauldron Bay with her best friend, Zev, and some of the younger kids from Stella Street. She becomes jealous when her beach holiday is invaded by troubled teenager, Tara.
ISBN 9781741142556
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2004
Topics / Australian Author /
Honey, Elizabeth
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Don't pat the wombat
A boy's warts-and-all recount, with drawings and photographs, of the weird and wonderful antics at a typical Grade 6 school camp, and featuring a loner called Jonah and an explosive teacher called The Bomb.
ISBN 9781865080888
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2000
Topics / Australian Author /
Honey, Elizabeth
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What do you think, Feezal
Bean has to move to Sydney to live in a penthouse, where she can't have a dog.
ISBN 9781864484397
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 1997
Topics / Australian Author /
Honey, Elizabeth
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To the boy in Berlin
Henni and Leo unravel a mystery around the holiday house Henni so enjoyed staying in at Cauldron Bay. Henni finds herself in great danger as she tries to discover what happened to the Schmidt family. Strong language may offend some readers.
ISBN 9781741750041
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2007
Topics / Australian Author /
Honey, Elizabeth & Brandt, Heike
No book cover.
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Muhammad Ali the greatest
Boxer, Muhammad Ali, is a symbol of courage and conviction, who had a great impact on the 20th century. His life is presented in a very appealing magazine style layout, using photos, text boxes and lots of great Ali quotes.
ISBN 9780750228190
Publisher Hodder & Stoughton, 2000
Hook, Jason
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Roald Dahl: the storyteller
The fascinating life story of the famous author, Roald Dahl, who has thrilled young readers with his fanciful and imaginative books. Timelines, websites and further reading help paint a complete portrait of the writer, his successes and tragedies.
ISBN 9780750244916
Publisher Hodder & Stoughton, 2004
Hook, Jason
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At the sign of the sugared plum
It is 1665 and Hannah has come from the country to assist her sister in sweet making at the Sugared Plum sweet shop. The plague has also come to London so Hannah's life is now full of dangers as well as the sights and sounds of the crowded city.
ISBN 9780747561248
Publisher Bloomsbury, 2003
Hooper, Mary
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By royal command
Lucy works as a serving maid for Dr Dee, court magician and consultant to Queen Elizabeth 1. In return for saving the Queen's life, Lucy is told that she is to work as a spy for Her Grace. When Lucy hears unexplained cries in the house, she suspects Dr Dee of foul deeds to make money and curry favour with the Queen.
ISBN 9780747588856
Publisher Bloomsbury, 2008
Hooper, Mary
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Velvet
Velvet is an orphan who does scalding, back-breaking work in a Victorian steam laundry. She is desperate for a better life. When she is noticed by Madame Savoya, a famed medium, Velvet begins to work for her and is dazzled by the beautiful dresses and jewels. But, she soon realises that Madame is not all that she says she is, and Velvet's life is in danger. Some adult themes. Usually read by students in Years 9, 10 or above.
ISBN 9780747599210
Publisher Bloomsbury, 2011
Hooper, Mary
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Race to the pole
An exciting retelling for younger readers of the desperate Antarctic bids, by Shackleton, Scott and Amundsen, to be first to the South Pole.
ISBN 9780340785058
Publisher Hodder & Stoughton, 2002
Topics / Australian Author /
Hooper, Meredith
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All cats have asperger syndrome
The similarities between cat behaviour and human personality are explored. Using photographs, a sensitive comparison is drawn between the humorous behaviour of cats and the behaviour of children which may be indicative of Asperger's syndrome.
ISBN 9781843104810
Publisher Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2006
Topics / Australian Author /
Hoopmann, Kathy
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Tremada
Shiana helps a dragon, found injured in the forest behind her home, to find its way home, only to discover that he is the King of Tremada. War between the dragons and gnomes of Tremada is imminent. Shiana has an important role to play.
ISBN 9780143300854
Publisher Puffin Australia, 2004
Hoopmann, Kathy
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Football
You might be surprised to discover where football originated and just how old it is. Be an interactive eyewitness to one of the world's favourite sports, find out about star players, how the rules have changed over the years and the drama of the World Cup.
ISBN 9781405353823
Series Eyewitness series (30 books)
Publisher Dorling Kindersley, 2010
Hornby, Hugh
No book cover.
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About a girl
Anna is afraid she must be unlovable until she meets Flynn. Together, the girls swim, eat banana cake, laugh and love. Some days, Flynn is unreachable. On other days, she's at Anna's door. When Anna discovers Flynn's secret, she wonders if she knows her at all. Includes mature themes. Usually read by students in Years 9, 10 or above.
ISBN 9781742371443
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2010
Topics / Australian Author /
Horniman, Joanne
No book cover.
Alex Rider 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 Alex Rider series (9 books)
Horowitz, Anthony
No book cover.
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Ark angel
Alex Rider is in hospital, recovering from a rifle shot that had been aimed at his heart. The complications begin when a fellow patient is targeted for an abduction.
ISBN 9780744583243
Series Alex Rider series (6 of 9)
Publisher Walker Books, 2005
Horowitz, Anthony
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Blurred man, The
The man in the photo is so blurry it's impossible to make out what he really looks like. The Diamond Brothers - Tim, the world's worst private detective, and his wise-cracking younger brother Nick - have been hired to find the blurred man.
ISBN 9780744590661
Series Diamond Brothers series (5 of 8)
Publisher Walker Books, 2003
Horowitz, Anthony
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Burnt
This book includes three stories, The shortest horror story every written, The monkey's ear and Burnt.
ISBN 9781841213682
Series Horowitz horror series (7 of 8)
Publisher Orchard Books, 2002
Horowitz, Anthony
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Crocodile tears
Alex Rider's new year has started badly. A chance meeting with Desmond MCain, the dynamic chief of an international charity, First Aid, leads to several attempts on Alex's life. A journalist is threatening to expose him and someone is manipulating him in a deadly game. Life is uncertain and violent. Alone, out-numbered and with no means of escape, Alex is really in trouble and facing a certain and horrific death.
ISBN 9781406322866
Series Alex Rider series (7 of 9)
Publisher Walker Books, 2009
Horowitz, Anthony
No book cover.
Diamond Brothers 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 Diamond Brothers series (8 books)
Horowitz, Anthony
No book cover.
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Eagle strike
Alex Rider survives a bullfight, a high-speed bicycle chase through Amsterdam and even being the target in a human video-game, only to face his most disturbing challenge yet.
ISBN 9780744590579
Series Alex Rider series (4 of 9)
Publisher Walker Books, 2003
Horowitz, Anthony
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Evil star
Five gatekeepers stand between humanity and supernatural chaos. Fourteen year old Matt has inner powers that are still beyond his control when he discovers another gatekeeper, Pedro. They face gun battles and kidnapping while experiencing the uglier side of Peru. Only when all the gatekeepers have found each other will they stop the black magic and umimaginable evil of the Old Ones.
ISBN 9781844286201
Series Power of Five series (2 of 5)
Publisher Walker Books, 2006
Horowitz, Anthony
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Falcon's malteser, The
The world's worst private detective is saved by his little brother.
ISBN 9780142402191
Series Diamond Brothers series (1 of 8)
Publisher Puffin USA, 2004
Horowitz, Anthony
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French confection, The
No sooner have they arrived in Paris than the brothers are up to their necks in danger. There's a nasty smell in the air and it's not the cheese. If Nick and Tim aren't careful, their dream holiday could end up being a nightmare from which they'll never wake up.
ISBN 9780744590395
Series Diamond Brothers series (4 of 8)
Publisher Walker Books, 2003
Horowitz, Anthony
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Greek who stole Christmas, The
The brothers are hired to investigate a death threat made to world-famous pop singer and actress, Minerva. However, the Greek celebrity seems to have plenty of enemies so it is hard to prove who actually wants her dead.
ISBN 9781406304855
Series Diamond Brothers series (7 of 8)
Publisher Walker Books, 2007
Horowitz, Anthony
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Horowitz Horror
Short stories with twisted endings and horror themes including Bath night, Killer camera, Light moves, The night bus, Harriet's horrible dream, Scared, A career in computer games, The man with the yellow face and The monkey's ear.
ISBN 9780399244896
Series Horowitz horror series (1 of 8)
Publisher Philomel Books, 2006
Horowitz, Anthony
No book cover.
Horowitz horror 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 Horowitz horror series (8 books)
Horowitz, Anthony
No book cover.
12418
I know what you did last Wednesday
Nick's got a bad feeling and it's not indigestion. It's a dangerous life being the younger brother of the world's worst private detective. Tim invites him to a school reunion on a remote island and the guests start dying one by one.
ISBN 9780744590388
Series Diamond Brothers series (6 of 8)
Publisher Walker Books, 2003
Horowitz, Anthony
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Killer camera
Includes two macabre and twisted tales. Killer camera, in which everything Jamie photographs either breaks or dies, and Night moves, where Henry's new computer has a life of its own and gambles with the lives of others.
ISBN 9781841213668
Series Horowitz horror series (3 of 8)
Publisher Orchard Books, 2002
Horowitz, Anthony
No book cover.
92094
Legends: battles and quests
Some cultures believe there was a time when monsters and dragons roamed the earth and the gods walked among us. A time of blood, swords and furious battles, of legends, heroes, darkness and death, including human sacrifice. Myths and legends from around the world are told in gory and bloody detail.
ISBN 9780330510165
Publisher MacMillan, 2010
Horowitz, Anthony
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Legends: beasts and monsters
In the cold, dead eyes of the Banshee, and the hissing, spitting fangs of the Gorgon, in the fiery breath of the dragon and the razor sharp claws of the Sphinx, there is a thirst for blood and a murderous hunger. But, it is a time of heroes and the teeth and claws of these beasts are no match for their lethal blades.
ISBN 9780330510158
Publisher MacMillan, 2010
Horowitz, Anthony
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More Horowitz horror
Short stories with twisted endings and horror themes including The hitchhiker, The sound of murder, Burned, Flight, Howard's end, The elevator, The phone goes dead, Twist cottage and The shortest horror story ever written.
ISBN 9780399245190
Series Horowitz horror series (2 of 8)
Publisher Philomel Books, 2007
Horowitz, Anthony
No book cover.
98221
Necropolis
The evil corporation, Nightrise, has amassed an immense amount of power and the devastating force of the Old Ones is about to be unleashed around the globe. To stop this from happening, Matt and three of the Gatekeepers head to Hong Kong to meet the final Gatekeeper, a girl named Scarlet, whose fate is inextricably joined to their own.
ISBN 9781406321081
Series Power of Five series (4 of 5)
Publisher Walker Books, 2009
Horowitz, Anthony
No book cover.
13912
Night bus, The
Three stories in one book - The night bus, The hitchhiker and The man with the yellow face - including the scariest passengers on the Halloween night bus, the hitchhiker harbouring the deadly secret and the mysterious man replacing Peter in Peter's passport photo.
ISBN 9781841213729
Series Horowitz horror series (4 of 8)
Publisher Orchard Books, 2002
Horowitz, Anthony
No book cover.
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Night rise
Fourteen year old twins, Scott and Jamie, have extraordinary powers. When Jamie, framed for murder, tries to rescue the kidnapped Scott, he is catapulted thousands of years into the past to fight a horrifying and violent battle. As one of the five Gatekeepers, he joins in a seemingly doomed stand against the massed forces of evil and black magic. Not for the faint-hearted.
ISBN 9781844286218
Series Power of Five series (3 of 5)
Publisher Walker Books, 2007
Horowitz, Anthony
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Phone goes dead, The
Includes two macabre and twisted stories, The phone goes dead, in which David seems to have a hotline to heaven and hell, and Bath night, in which the Victorian bath tub presents Isabel with more of a blood bath than a bubble bath.
ISBN 9781841213644
Series Horowitz horror series (5 of 8)
Publisher Orchard Books, 2002
Horowitz, Anthony
No book cover.
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Point Blanc
Two of the world's most powerful men, both of whom had sons at Point Blanc Academy, meet 'accidental' deaths. Fourteen year old Alex Rider, reluctant M16 spy, must infiltrate the academy as a pupil to find the truth.
ISBN 9780744559712
Series Alex Rider series (2 of 9)
Publisher Walker Books, 2001
Horowitz, Anthony
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Power of Five 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 Power of Five series (5 books)
Horowitz, Anthony
No book cover.
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Public enemy number two
Thirteen year old Nick Diamond is in prison, framed for a jewel heist. Nick finds himself sharing a cell with public enemy number one, Johnny Powers. Nick's only chance of clearing his name is to nail the Fence, a master criminal.
ISBN 9780142402184
Series Diamond Brothers series (2 of 8)
Publisher Puffin Australia, 2004
Horowitz, Anthony
No book cover.
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Raven's gate
Matt thinks he has trouble when the police catch him for a not so petty crime but that is nothing compared to when he is rescued by a supposedly do-gooding guardian. The darkest, black magic is unleashed and Matt begins to understand that he is not only different, but that it is up to him, alone, to escape the torture of these cruel, violent, supernatural forces and to stop them.
ISBN 9781844286195
Series Power of Five series (1 of 5)
Publisher Walker Books, 2005
Horowitz, Anthony
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Raven's gate: the graphic novel
Sent to Yorkshire on a rehabilitation programme, Matt finds himself in the midst of a conspiracy of witchcraft and murder, and that he, alone, stands between the forces of evil and the annihilation of humanity. Featuring striking, high-contrast black-and-white art, this distinctive graphic novel captures the requisite brooding atmosphere. Usually read by students in Years 9, 10 and above.
ISBN 9781406306477
Series Power of Five series (5 books)
Publisher Walker Books, 2010
Topics / Graphic novels /
Horowitz, Anthony
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Scared
Three sinister stories with chilling twists, including Scared, where the countryside hates Gary as much as he hates it; A career in computer games, in which Kevin's computer seems to break all the rules, and Howard's end, that might be heaven or hell.
ISBN 9781841213705
Series Horowitz horror series (6 of 8)
Publisher Orchard Books, 2002
Horowitz, Anthony
No book cover.
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Scorpia
Alex Rider is determined to find out more about his father. He travels to Italy where he manages to infiltrate the world of Claudia Rothman - a member of the crime organization, Scorpia.
ISBN 9780744583236
Series Alex Rider series (5 of 9)
Publisher Walker Books, 2004
Horowitz, Anthony
No book cover.
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Scorpia rising
Alex Rider wants his life back. But, when you're the world's most successful spy, there's only one way out. One bullet. One life. The ends starts here.
ISBN 9781406333879
Series Alex Rider series (9 of 9)
Publisher Walker Books, 2011
Horowitz, Anthony
No book cover.
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Skeleton key
Trying to return to his normal life as a schoolboy, four weeks after his last MI6 adventure, Alex Rider is recruited right off the soccer field to check out some suspicious goings-on at Wimbledon.
ISBN 9780142401026
Series Alex Rider series (3 of 9)
Publisher Puffin Australia, 2004
Horowitz, Anthony
No book cover.
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Snakehead
Alone in Sydney, Alex is recruited by the Australian government to infiltrate an organised people-smuggling ring, the violent criminal underworld of the Snakeheads.
ISBN 9781406309355
Series Alex Rider series (7 of 9)
Publisher Walker Books, 2007
Horowitz, Anthony
No book cover.
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South by south east
Tim is broke. When a mysterious stranger offers him money for his overcoat, it seems like a stroke of good fortune. But there are worse things than being broke, being shot for one. The Diamond Brothers could soon share the fate of the stranger.
ISBN 9780744590371
Series Diamond Brothers series (3 of 8)
Publisher Walker Books, 2002
Horowitz, Anthony
No book cover.
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Stormbreaker
Fourteen year old Alex Rider's guardian dies in suspicious circumstances. Within days Alex goes from schoolboy to superspy. He must take up his uncle's mission and find out the truth behind multi-millionaire Herod Sayle's act of charity.
ISBN 9781844289301
Series Alex Rider series (1 of 9)
Publisher Walker Books, 2004
Horowitz, Anthony
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Three of diamonds
Three books in one - The French confection, The blurred man, I know what you did last Wednesday.
ISBN 9780744583557
Series Diamond Brothers series (8 books)
Publisher Walker Books, 2004
Horowitz, Anthony
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Twist Cottage
Two spooky stories including one about Twist Cottage, where all the previous owners have died in mysterious circumstances, and Harriet's horrible dream, the story of Harriet who is having a nightmare and doesn't seem to be able to wake up.
ISBN 9781841213743
Series Horowitz horror series (8 of 8)
Publisher Orchard Books, 2002
Horowitz, Anthony
No book cover.
Alex Rider 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 Alex Rider graphic novels (3 books)
Horowitz, Anthony & Kanako (ill) & Yuzuro (ill)
No book cover.
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Point Blanc: the graphic novel
Two of the world's most powerful men, both of whom had sons at Point Blanc Academy, meet 'accidental' deaths. Fourteen year old Alex Rider, reluctant M16 spy, must infiltrate the academy as a pupil to find the truth.
ISBN 9781844281121
Series Alex Rider graphic novels (3 books)
Publisher Walker Books, 2007
Horowitz, Anthony & Kanako (ill) & Yuzuro (ill)
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Skeleton key, The: graphic novel
Featuring stunning, full-colour, Manga-style art and all the high-octane, action-packed adventure Alex Rider fans have come to expect.
ISBN 9781406313482
Series Alex Rider graphic novels (3 books)
Publisher Walker Books, 2009
Topics / Graphic novels /
Horowitz, Anthony & Kanako (ill) & Yuzuro (ill)
No book cover.
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Stormbreaker: the graphic novel
Fourteen year old Alex Rider's guardian dies in suspicious circumstances. Within days Alex goes from schoolboy to superspy. He must take up his uncle's mission and find out the truth behind multi-millionaire Herod Sayle's act of charity.
ISBN 9781844281114
Series Alex Rider graphic novels (3 books)
Publisher Walker Books, 2006
Horowitz, Anthony & Kanako (ill) & Yuzuro (ill)
No book cover.
9337
Rats of Wolfe Island, The
In this eerie mystery, Eddie Haite becomes involved in monitoring the behaviour of radiation-affected rats on a remote tropical South Pacific island. Their roles appear reversed and the man who runs the lab seems to be going slowly mad.
ISBN 9780734404411
Publisher Thomas C Lothian Pty Ltd, 2002
Topics / Australian Author /
Horsfield, Alan
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Monster republic
On a school visit to a nuclear power plant, Cameron Reilly and other students are killed by an explosion, created by a mad scientist to gather more subjects for genetic experimentation. Cameron and the others are physically altered, with scavenged body parts and bionic implants, to create an army of superhuman soldiers.
ISBN 9780552560573
Publisher Corgi Books, 2010
Horton, Ben
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Eli the good
For ten year old Eli Book, the summer of 1976 threatens to tear his family apart. There's his distant mother, his traumatised Vietnam vet dad, his rebellious sister, his anti-war protesting aunt, and his tough, yet troubled, best friend, Edie. As tempers flare and his father's nightmares rage, Eli watches from the sidelines. But, soon, even he cannot escape the current of conflict.
ISBN 9780763652883
Publisher Candlewick Press, 2011
House, Silas
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How to cook children: a grisly recipe book
A witty, tongue in cheek cooking manual for witches, with recipes collected from around the world. Each witch presents her method with kids as an ingredient, lots of word play, and cultural and linguistic humour.
ISBN 9780733323843
Publisher ABC Books, 2008
Howard, Martin & Stimpson, Colin (ill)
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Solid rock: sacred ground
This song was one of the first songs of its type to touch on the subject of Aboriginal rights in Australia. Beautiful illustrations by the school children from Mutujulu, near Uluru, Australia.
ISBN 9780980564327
Publisher One Day Hill Pty Ltd, 2010
Howard, Shane & Mutijulu, Kaltukatjara and Imanpu children (ill) & Hudson, Peter (ill)
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Maphead
Maphead, an alien boy, has the ability to produce maps of anywhere across his face.
ISBN 9780744577716
Publisher Walker Books, 2001
Howarth, Lesley
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Midnight club, The
The animals at The Lort Smith Animal Hospital meet every other midnight to share their stories. From little Dave, the puppy, to Gus, the guinea pig, the chosen animals tell of their own misadventures and share tales such as the story of the purposeful guinea pig, the courageous turtle and the trustworthy snake. The Lort Smith Animal Hospital and Dave are real.
ISBN 9780977530496
Publisher JoJo Publishing, 2007
Topics / Year 5 easy reads /
Howes, Jim & Hurst, Elise (ill)
No book cover.
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Spider and the fly, The
The spider entices the fly to come on inside. The fly is not convinced but flattery is so hard to ignore.
ISBN 9781743478172
Publisher Simon & Schuster, 2003
Howitt, Mary & Diterlizzi, Tony (ill)
No book cover.
274
Nature of the beast, The
A community in Yorkshire, England, devastated by unemployment, has another problem to contend with. An unknown beast is roaming the moors.
ISBN 9780744543506
Publisher Walker Books, 1996
Howker, Janni
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Sting
Ziggy's not your average bee in a box. He does not fit in with the honey bees in his hive. He knows that he is different and is determined to find out why. His decision to leave Bee City leads Ziggy into danger and new friendships. Share Ziggy's exciting adventure and find out a lot more about bees, too.
ISBN 9781921150890
Publisher Walker Books Australia Pty Ltd, 2009
Huber, Raymond
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Wings
Ziggy has a new mission. He travels to Japan to find out what is causing the bees of Tokyo to disappear. But, the big city is not a friendly place for a honey bee. While investigating, Ziggy comes across a colony of honey bees with a very different way of protecting their hive, and a new, terrifying enemy, the huge hornet, Torgo, and his gang.
ISBN 9781921720208
Publisher Walker Books, 2011
Huber, Raymond
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Reconciliation journey, The
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 9781420267297
Series Reconciliation in Australia (6 books)
Publisher MacMillan, 2009
Huggins, Dr Jackie (pres) & Sanderson AC, Lt Gen John (pres)
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One boy's war
Sixteen year old Sydney is overwhelmed by the excitement of the 1914 recruitment campaigns and the bravado of men leaving for the Great War. With enthusiasm, he joins up but soon finds himself in a frontline trench, a long way from home. Reality and the rats begin to bite. Told through Sydney's letters and journal which portray the degradation and disillusionment of life and death in the trenches.
ISBN 9781847801265
Publisher Frances Lincoln, 2010
Huggins-Cooper, L & Benfold Haywood, I (ill)
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9277
Keeper of the Isis light, The
A contemporary love story between an Earthling and a resident of the planet Isis.
ISBN 9780689833908
Publisher Aladdin Publishing, 2000
Hughes, Monica
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Ella's big chance
An updated version of Cinderella with a surprise ending.
ISBN 9780099433095
Publisher Red Fox, 2005
Hughes, Shirley
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9266
By heart, 101 poems and how to remember them
An anthology for reciters of poetry.
ISBN 9780140867497
Publisher Faber & Faber, 1997
Hughes, Ted
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Iron man, The
A strange metal-eating, iron man is befriended by a young boy and taken to a scrap yard to eat the metal there. When an alien beast threatens the community, the iron man defends everyone.
ISBN 9780571141494
Publisher Faber & Faber, 1989
Hughes, Ted
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5864
Hunchback of Notre-Dame, The
The original splendid classic with detailed historical information and beautiful illustrations. The story of Esmeralda, the dark-eyed gypsy beauty and Quasimodo, the hunchbacked, bell-ringer of Notre-Dame.
ISBN 9780450152788
Publisher Penguin Putnam, 2001
Hugo, Victor
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Phantom of Terawhiti
Staying with his father on New Zealand's wild remote coast, Zac finds some animal pawprints on the beach. What is the exotic animal that is being hunted and what does the Russian billionaire have to do with this mystery.
ISBN 9781869509545
Publisher HarperCollins NZ, 2013
Hunt, Des
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Song for a scarlet runner
When young Peat is blamed for bringing misfortune to the local settlement, she flees to the marshes. There she is caught by a marsh auntie whose trade is stories that act as gateways, and Peat finds herself trapped in somebody else's life-and-death bargain.
ISBN 9781743313589
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2013
Topics / Australian Author /
Hunt, Julie
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Coat, The
The Coat stood in a paddock at the end of a row of strawberries. It was buttoned up tight, stuffed full of straw and it was angry. It recognises itself as a top-of-the-line coat and feels wasted as a scarecrow. When a gust of wind fills the arm of the scarecrow, a man walking along the path thinks it's waving. The man puts on the coat and a magical adventure begins.
ISBN 9781741146059
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2012
Topics / Australian Author /
Hunt, Julie & Brooks, Ron (ill)
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83493
Outlaw son: the story of Ned Kelly
Described as a kind and gentle man, who was also a bank robber, thief and murderer, Ned Kelly is Australia's most famous bush ranger.
ISBN 9781742030784
Publisher Black Dog Books, 2009
Topics / Australian Author /
Hunt, Paula
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Shirt front: a short and amazing history of Aussie Rules
From the first bounce to a future timeline and everything in between, including the tallest, the shortest, the best and fairest, this book covers just about everything you would ever want to know about the game of Aussie Rules.
ISBN 9781876372668
Publisher Black Dog Books, 2005
Topics / Australian Author /
Hunt, Paula
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Cloudchasers, The
In the grey streets of Bankertown, Alice dares to rebel, escaping into the clouds in a hot air balloon. She is determined to restore imagination and freedom to Bankertown, but the terrifying Catcher is on her trail.
ISBN 9780733322259
Publisher ABC Books, 2009
Topics / Australian Author /
Hunt, Steven (ill) & Richardson, David
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Cloudchasers: the east wind, The
Alice, Thomas and Spinner are being pursued by the Catcher through many terrifying and fantastic cloud lands, in their search for the Banker's father and to expose secrets to save Bankertown.
ISBN 9780733325687
Publisher ABC Books, 2009
Topics / Australian Author /
Hunt, Steven (ill) & Richardson, David
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Mosquito Advertising 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 Mosquito Advertising series (3 books)
Hunter, Kate
No book cover.
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Mosquito Advertising: Blade brief, The
Katie is in trouble. Mosquito Advertising, the agency that she established, is taking up all her time and school seems boring and irrelevant. Katie promises to lift her game but things get complicated when the billionaire owner of an international airline offers Mosquito Advertising his account. Katie and her friends are flown to Sydney where everything seems just too good to be true.
ISBN 9780702238833
Series Mosquito Advertising series (2 of 3)
Publisher University of Queensland Press, 2011
Topics / Australian Author /
Hunter, Kate
No book cover.
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Mosquito Advertising: Crunch campaign, The
When the government announces it's banning soft drink advertising, Katie is furious. All Mosquito Advertising's work to save Parfizz has been for nothing. Katie decides to rewrite the rules and make ads for fruit as cool as ads for fizzy drinks. But, great ideas aren't always enough, especially when you're also dealing with paying clients, a missing kid, moody friends, shadowy enemies and a family set to triple in size.
ISBN 9780702239397
Series Mosquito Advertising series (3 of 3)
Publisher University of Queensland Press, 2012
Topics / Australian Author /
Hunter, Kate
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Mosquito Advertising: Parfizz pitch, The
Katie Crisp has talent, it's just that the report card hidden in her room doesn't show it. School's out for another year and Katie is set to spend the summer lazing in her backyard. So, when she discovers that Parfitt's Family Soft Drink Company is about to be taken over by a corporate giant, leaving her mum out of a job, it's time to finally show everyone what she's made of.
ISBN 9780702237713
Series Mosquito Advertising series (1 of 3)
Publisher University of Queensland Press, 2010
Topics / Australian Author /
Hunter, Kate
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Dream land
All her life, Safina's parents have dreamed of returning to Grandpa's native village in Crimea. But, exchanging their sunny Uzbekistan house for a squalid camp is more like a nightmare for twelve year old Safi. She wonders whether this strange land can ever become home. A compelling story about the Crimean Tatars' struggle to reclaim the land from which they were exiled in the Second World War.
ISBN 9781406307658
Publisher Walker Books, 2008
Hyde, Lily
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Astronauts
Learn about different jobs that astronauts do and find out if you could become an astronaut one day.
ISBN 9780732998097
Series Extreme jobs (2 of 6)
Publisher Macmillan Education Australia Pty Ltd, 2005
Hyland, Tony
No book cover.
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Divers
Maybe you are interested in becoming a diver. Learn about different jobs that divers do in deep seas and shallow waters and find out about this dangerous and risky occupation.
ISBN 9780732998103
Series Extreme jobs (1 of 6)
Publisher Macmillan Education Australia Pty Ltd, 2005
Hyland, Tony
No book cover.
Extreme jobs
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 Extreme jobs (6 books)
Hyland, Tony
No book cover.
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Film and fiction robotics
Learn about robots in film and fiction and making your own robot movie.
ISBN 9781420205558
Series Robots and robotics series (2 of 6)
Publisher Macmillan Education Australia Pty Ltd, 2007
Hyland, Tony
No book cover.
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High-rise workers
Learn about the different jobs that people do on high-rise buildings and bridges.
ISBN 9780732998110
Series Extreme jobs (3 of 6)
Publisher Macmillan Education Australia Pty Ltd, 2005
Hyland, Tony
No book cover.
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High-risk robots
Find out about robots performing surgery, saving lives and working in volcanoes.
ISBN 9781420205541
Series Robots and robotics series (1 of 6)
Publisher Macmillan Education Australia Pty Ltd, 2007
Hyland, Tony
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How robots work
Learn about how robots move, are programmed and feel.
ISBN 9781420205503
Series Robots and robotics series (3 of 6)
Publisher Macmillan Education Australia Pty Ltd, 2007
Hyland, Tony
Image currently unavailable
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Miners and drillers
Learn about jobs that miners and drillers do deep underground and discover if they are ideal jobs for you.
ISBN 9780732998127
Series Extreme jobs (4 of 6)
Publisher Macmillan Education Australia Pty Ltd, 2005
Hyland, Tony
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Robots and robotics 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 Robots and robotics series (6 books)
Hyland, Tony
No book cover.
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Robots at work and play
Find out the life of an everyday robot.
ISBN 9781420205510
Series Robots and robotics series (6 of 6)
Publisher Macmillan Education Australia Pty Ltd, 2007
Hyland, Tony
No book cover.
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Scientific and medical robots
Robots work in surgery, laboratories and medical research. Find out how.
ISBN 9781420205527
Series Robots and robotics series (4 of 6)
Publisher Macmillan Education Australia Pty Ltd, 2007
Hyland, Tony
No book cover.
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Space robots
Robots are making it onto Mars and space stations. Explore space with robots.
ISBN 9781420205534
Series Robots and robotics series (5 of 6)
Publisher Macmillan Education Australia Pty Ltd, 2007
Hyland, Tony
No book cover.
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Stunt performers
Find out if you should be a stunt performer, working in movies and in the circus.
ISBN 9780732998134
Series Extreme jobs (5 of 6)
Publisher Macmillan Education Australia Pty Ltd, 2005
Hyland, Tony
No book cover.
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Zoo keepers
If you are interested in being a zoo keeper, find out about the jobs they do in the zoo and in the wild.
ISBN 9780732998141
Series Extreme jobs (6 of 6)
Publisher Macmillan Education Australia Pty Ltd, 2005
Hyland, Tony
No book cover.
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Navigators: Extreme weather
Discover just how exciting and dangerous life on planet Earth can be. From the awesome power of the Sun as the driver of the Earth's atmosphere, to the eye of a developing storm, and how weather plays a role in tough and difficult jobs like an air-sea rescue mission and life at a polar research station.
ISBN 9780753465783
Series Navigators series (16 books)
Publisher Kingfisher, 2011
Hynes, Margaret
No book cover.
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Navigators: Oceans & seas
Dive in and explore the wonders of the world's waters. Discover how the oceans looked in ancient times and how they've changed to the oceans we know today. Find out why oceans and seas are a phenomenal force when effected by the weather and humans.
ISBN 9780753464151
Series Navigators series (16 books)
Publisher Kingfisher, 2010
Hynes, Margaret
No book cover.