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2421
Journey to the River Sea
Miss Minton and Maia are sailing to the city of Manaus, a thousand miles up the mighty Amazon river. Maia, a lonely orphan, is excited to be starting a new life with relatives she's never met. Mysterious Miss Minton has secret reasons of her own for making the journey. But years of living in the jungle have sent Maia's uncle and aunt slightly mad and their twin daughters are definitely not like normal children.
ISBN 9780330397155
Publisher Pan MacMillan, 2001
Ibbotson, Eva
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Which witch
Arriman the Awful, evil Wizard of the North, devises a spell-casting competition so he can marry the winner and produce an heir. Belladonna longs to be a fiendish hag and win the competition, but doesn't know how.
ISBN 9780330398008
Publisher Pan MacMillan, 2001
Ibbotson, Eva
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6133

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One dog and his boy
Hal really longs for a dog of his own but his rich parents are against the mess and disruption it would cause. When his father hires a dog from Easy Pets, Hal thinks all his dreams have come true. But, the dog has been hired just for the weekend and, when Fleck is returned, Hal plans to rescue the dog and run away. When Hal teams up with Pippa, who has released a whole lot of unhappy dogs from their cages at Easy Pets, a rollicking canine adventure begins.
ISBN 9781407124230
Publisher Marion Lloyd books, 2011
Ibbotson, Eva & Rentta, Sharon (ill)
No book cover.
18516

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My scary fairy godmother
Isabella goes to live with her scary but glamorous cousin, Maxine. Maxine takes one look at mousy, little Isabella and decides the one thing she needs is a complete makeover.
ISBN 9781843626831
Publisher Orchard Books, 2005
Impey, Rose
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18700

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Shooting star, The
Jelly Jackson and her netball team are the clear favourites to win the League Final when their competition is cancelled due to a council ban on competitive sports. They embark on a campaign to convince the community this is a mistake.
ISBN 9781843625605
Publisher Orchard Books, 2005
Impey, Rose
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Orchard book of fairy tales, The
Classic fairy tales retold with a very slightly, fractured twist for today's kids.
ISBN 9781843621812
Publisher Orchard Books, 2005
Impey, Rose & Beck, Ian
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120082

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Boy from Bowral, The
Don Bradman's performances are unequalled by any batsman in the history of cricket. Read about his life from the early years playing with a makeshift bat in his Bowral backyard through to his famous bodyline series against England and his comeback after the War. Lots of statistics and illustrations.
ISBN 9781921150647
Publisher Walker Books, 2008
Topics / Australian Author /
Ingpen, Robert
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Grim and grimmer series
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Series Grim and grimmer series (3 books)
Irvine, Ian
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Grim and grimmer: the desperate dwarf
Mellie has stolen the unluckiest charm in Wychwold and can't get rid of it. Pook, who has an insane plan to rescue the Collected children, is demanding Ike's help. The demons are after Ike's innards and the Fey Queen is coming to tear his worst nightmare out of him. Only Ike can save Grimmery now. But first he has to win a contest with a lying, cheating scoundrel-the desperate dwarf, Con Glomryt.
ISBN 9781862918603
Series Grim and grimmer series (3 of 3)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2011
Topics / Australian Author /
Irvine, Ian
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Grim and grimmer: the grasping goblin
The Nightmare Queen has hidden the Book of Grimmery. Without it, Grimmery will fall and its people will become slaves. To find the book, Ike and Mellie need a goblin spell from the forbidden land of Gobbeloon. To get the spell, Ike must give up his enchanted pen. He has to defeat the queen, outwit the wily, treacherous goblins and escape with both the counter-spell and the pen.
ISBN 9781862918597
Series Grim and grimmer series (2 of 3)
Publisher Omnibus Books, 2010
Topics / Australian Author /
Irvine, Ian
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Grim and grimmer: the headless highwayman
If Ike had stayed home that Tuesday, he would not have betrayed a princess or robbed a murderous queen. He would not have been tied to an insane imp desperate to eat his liver. He certainly would not have floated across a strange land on an impossible rescue mission, powered by exploding manure. Nor would he have tried to escape via that disastrous troll door. He still has to escape the Nightmare Queen.
ISBN 9781862918580
Series Grim and grimmer series (1 of 3)
Publisher Omnibus Books, 2010
Topics / Australian Author /
Irvine, Ian
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9408

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Depression years, The
Through words and illustrations, this book describes both the grim poverty and the happy side of life during the Great Depression in Australia.
ISBN 9780340377130
Publisher Hodder Headline Australia Pty Ltd, 1986
Topics / Australian Author /
Irvine, Nance
No book cover.
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Eliza, Eliza, the biography of Eliza Winstanley
Told through words and illustrations, the story of Australia's first leading lady and the first Australian actress to gain overseas success.
ISBN 9780949910721
Publisher Mulini Press, 1997
Topics / Australian Author /
Irvine, Nance
No book cover.
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Nellie Melba
Words and illustrations tell the story of the famous opera singer's life.
ISBN 9780340397299
Publisher Hodder Headline Australia Pty Ltd, 1986
Topics / Australian Author /
Irvine, Nance
No book cover.
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Draw Aussie animals
An interesting way to learn about Australian animals... by learning how to draw them.
ISBN 9780958653664
Publisher Bandicoot Books, 2001
Topics / Australian Author /
Isham, Marion & Steve
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90186
Gamers' quest
Inhabitants of a video game world, Tark and Zyra, are plunged into adventures involving dragons, princelings, magic, robots and laser weapons. Outside, as teenagers John and Tina, their lives are almost as exciting as they must help to save their world.
ISBN 9781876462864
Publisher Ford Street Publishing, 2009
Topics / Australian Author /
Ivanoff, George
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