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35027
Way we work, The
Explore the human body from head to toe. Lots of interesting facts and details about how our bodies works for us.
ISBN 9781406322224
Publisher Walker Books, 2009
Macaulay, David
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15376
You wouldn't want to be a slave in ancient Greece
Through humour, this book provides snapshots of ancient Greece from a slave's point of view.
ISBN 9780750232531
Publisher Hodder Children's Books (Australia), 2001
Macdonald, Fiona & Antram, David (ill)
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23911
My brilliant body with the gross bits left in
This book tells you everything you need to know about your body from head to toe plus things you probably don't want to know. Find out about the inner workings of the human body in a very funny way.
ISBN 9781905158911
Publisher Buster Books, 2008
Topics / Year 6 easy reads /
MacDonald, Guy
No book cover.
22488
H.O.U.S.E.
Discover thirty-five extraordinary houses, designed by the world's most prominent architects. Houses that look like pears, inflatable houses, igloos, tea houses and tree houses. Explains the inspiration behind each design and the materials used, including ecological options.
ISBN 9781877467660
Publisher Gecko Press, 2010
Machowiak, A & Mizielinski, D; Wojcik-Leese, E (trans)
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18107
It's true: you eat poison every day
Facts and accounts about poisons used for cures but often killing people by accident.
ISBN 9781741146264
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2006
Macinnis, Peter & Guthridge, Bettina (ill)
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24668
Reconciliation in the environment and health
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 9781420267334
Series Reconciliation in Australia (6 books)
Publisher MacMillan, 2009
Mackean, Dr Tamara (pres) & Nossal, Sir Gustav (pres)
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14651
My country
The poem, My Country, is widely regarded as the universal statement of why Australians love their country. Stunning watercolour illustrations capture the diversity of the landscape and its colours.
ISBN 9781862917309
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2010
Mackellar, Dorothea & McLean, Andrew (ill)
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341
Sarah, plain and tall
Sarah has come from Maine to live on the prairie farm to be mother to two children, but she misses the sea.
ISBN 9780744560169
Publisher Walker Books, 1998
MacLachlan, Patricia
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64097
Painting the wind
A young boy watches various artists who come to his island over the summer. He tries to learn something from each one in the hope that he might, one day, be able to paint the wind.
ISBN 9780064438254
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, UK, 2003
Topics / Year 5 easy reads /
MacLachlan, Patricia & MacLachlan, Emily & Schneider, Katy (ill)
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9243
Sister Madge's book of nuns
An hilarious and irreverent account of convent life, told in cheeky verse.
ISBN 9781862910577
Publisher Omnibus Books, 2002
Topics / Australian Author /
MacLeod, Doug & Smith, Craig (ill)
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15575
How nearly everything was invented by the Brainwaves
Through labelled diagrams, the Brainwaves present the inventing of the lens, steam engine, light bulb, generator, internal combustion engine, transistor, gunpowder, and many other everyday inventions and scientific discoveries.
ISBN 9781405329781
Publisher Dorling Kindersley, 2008
MacLeod, Jilly & Swerling, Lisa (ill) & Lazar, Ralph (ill)
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15327
Ocean
In this exploration of oceans, see ocean research vessels in operation and discover how jellyfish catch prey with their slime. Includes photographs of deep-sea creatures and models of the sea floor providing insight into marine life.
ISBN 9780751364774
Series Eyewitness series (30 books)
Publisher Dorling Kindersley, 2002
Macquitty, Miranda
No book cover.
18376
Death in a nut
When Jack's mother is very sick, he is able to prevent her dying by squeezing Old Man Death into an empty hazelnut. But, trouble begins for the people and the food in the village and Jack learns a powerful lesson about life and death.
ISBN 9781845070816
Publisher Frances Lincoln, 2005
Maddern, Eric & Hess, Paul (ill)
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53078
Maddigan's quest
Garland Maddigan, twelve year old daughter of Fantasia's ringmaster, has made this trip before. The journey has frightening new challenges when three mysterious children join the travellers and sinister strangers follow them.
ISBN 9781869506025
Publisher HarperCollins NZ, 2006
Mahy, Margaret
No book cover.
9421
When I was little, like you
A precious recount of growing up in the early days of the Papunya settlement in central Australia. The author tells about going bush with her family and learning about her culture and way of life.
ISBN 9781741142563
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2005
Malbunka, Mary
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9284
Book of wizards, The
Stories in this collection include Aladdin, Jack and the Wizard, Silver Penny and Two Wizards with many more.
ISBN 9780416218909
Publisher Methuen, 1982
Manning-Sanders, Ruth
No book cover.
15946
Samsara dog
Samsara Dog lived many lives. Some were long, while others lasted only a few days. Dog never remembered them. He lived each life as it came until he learned the most important lesson of all.
ISBN 9781876288624
Publisher Working Title Press, 2006
Manos, Helen & Vivas, Julie (ill)
No book cover.
49867
Swan kingdom, The
Alexandra is a princess, albeit by her own description, a very plain looking one. She lives happily with the Queen and her three talented brothers but less happily with her father, the King. After her mother is killed by a terrible beast, Alexandra is banished to stay with her aunt and her brothers are exiled. Alexandra must find the inner strength to oppose her step-mother, restore her brothers and, thereby, heal the land.
ISBN 9780744529272
Publisher Walker Books, 2007
Marriott, Zoe
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9315
Children of the new forest, The
Cavaliers and Roundheads battle it out in the turbulent setting of the English Civil war, providing the background for this classic tale of four orphans trying to survive in the forest.
ISBN 9781853261107
Publisher Wordsworth Editions Ltd, 2002
Marryatt, Captain F
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378
Staying alive in year 5
Mr Murlin is not an ordinary teacher. His rules are amazing, like eating chocolate in class is compulsory. Johnny and Max love being in his class but still get into lots of scrapes. Contains language and actions that may offend some readers.
ISBN 9780330358842
Publisher Pan MacMillan, 1996
Topics / Australian Author /
Marsden, John
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19230
Star, The
Marion, a wooden doll, has her loyal friends, Harley, and Polka, the dog. Marion longs for adventure and is lured by the world of glamour and fame. She becomes a glamorous Star but learns, painfully, that stardom has a use-by-date.
ISBN 9781876462925
Publisher Ford Street Publishing, 2010
Topics / Australian Author /
Marshall, Felicity
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120065
Stories from the billabong
Ten Aboriginal dreaming stories of the Yorta-Yorta people, with beautiful illustrations and information about the animals.
ISBN 9781845077044
Publisher Frances Lincoln, 2008
Marshall, James Vance
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6474
Note on the door
Full of warmth and humour, the poems provide snapshots of everyday family life, the fun of a beach holiday, raiding the fridge after school, fighting over whose turn it is to do the dishes, camping in the backyard and much more.
ISBN 9781921720611
Publisher Walker Books, 2011
Topics / Australian Author /
Marwood, Lorraine
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4217
Redback mansion
A collection of well-crafted literary poems with a rural theme.
ISBN 9780864187680
Publisher Five Islands Press, 2002
Topics / Australian Author /
Marwood, Lorraine
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7824
Star jumps
Ruby's family and the dairy farm are struggling through the drought. Life isn't easy, but Ruby is determined to do her own bit to help save her family and the farm.
ISBN 9781921150722
Publisher Walker Books, 2009
Marwood, Lorraine
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8177
Blading
Advice to the beginner blader, whether young or old, on what equipment to use, where to skate and styles of blading, competitions and sponsorship. Introduces sports that use blading like hockey and speed skating.
ISBN 9780750227834
Publisher Hodder & Stoughton, 2001
Mason, Paul
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9288
My Australian story: hunt for Ned Kelly, The
Jamie and Ellen Ross are alone in the world after the death of their father. Determined to make their fortune, they head to Beechworth, straight into the midst of the search for Ned Kelly, the most notorious bushranger of all time. There are two views of Ned Kelly, a hero wronged by the police or a cold-blooded murderer.
ISBN 9781741695649
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2010
Topics / Australian Author /
Masson, Sophie
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51036
My Australian story: my father's war
Marie's dad has been away for two years, fighting on the Somme battlefields in northern France. There hasn't been any word from him for months, no letters or postcards. Marie and her mother decide to travel to France, to try and find out what has happened to him. Marie experiences first-hand what war is like, as she tries to piece together the clues behind her dad's disappearance.
ISBN 9781741698282
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2011
Masson, Sophie
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26045
My Australian story: the Phar Lap mystery
Prior to the 1930 Melbourne Cup horse race, an attempt was made to kill Phar Lap, the horse who won the race. Eleven year old Sally Fieldling's father is investigating and she documents the case, or what she learns of it, in her diary.
ISBN 9781741697278
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2010
Topics / Australian Author /
Masson, Sophie
No book cover.
115573
Antony and Cleopatra: a Shakespeare story
This series gives young readers the chance to discover Shakespeare for themselves. Also included are useful notes on the themes within the stories and a background to the Globe Theatre.
ISBN 9781841213385
Series Shakespeare stories (3 of 12)
Publisher Orchard Books, 2003
Matthews, Andrew & Ross, Tony (ill)
No book cover.
112558
As you like it: a Shakespeare story
This series gives young readers the chance to discover Shakespeare for themselves. Also included are useful notes on the themes within the stories and a background to the Globe Theatre.
ISBN 9781846161872
Series Shakespeare stories (10 of 12)
Publisher Orchard Books, 2007
Matthews, Andrew & Ross, Tony (ill)
No book cover.
36974
Hamlet: a Shakespeare story
This series gives young readers the chance to discover Shakespeare for themselves. Also included are useful notes on the themes within the stories and a background to the Globe Theatre.
ISBN 9781841213408
Series Shakespeare stories (4 of 12)
Publisher Orchard Books, 2003
Matthews, Andrew & Ross, Tony (ill)
No book cover.
112006
King Henry V: a Shakespeare story
This series gives young readers the chance to discover Shakespeare for themselves. Also included are useful notes on the themes within the stories and a background to the Globe Theatre.
ISBN 9781841213422
Series Shakespeare stories (5 of 12)
Publisher Orchard Books, 2003
Matthews, Andrew & Ross, Tony (ill)
No book cover.
71763
Macbeth: a Shakespeare story
This series gives young readers the chance to discover Shakespeare for themselves. Also included are useful notes on the themes within the stories and a background to the Globe Theatre.
ISBN 9781841213446
Series Shakespeare stories (6 of 12)
Publisher Orchard Books, 2003
Matthews, Andrew & Ross, Tony (ill)
No book cover.
112818
Midsummer night's dream: a Shakespeare story, A
This series gives young readers the chance to discover Shakespeare for themselves. Also included are useful notes on the themes within the stories and a background to the Globe Theatre.
ISBN 9781841213323
Series Shakespeare stories (1 of 12)
Publisher Orchard Books, 2003
Matthews, Andrew & Ross, Tony (ill)
No book cover.
112005
Much ado about nothing: a Shakespeare story
This series gives young readers the chance to discover Shakespeare for themselves. Also included are useful notes on the themes within the stories and a background to the Globe Theatre.
ISBN 9781846161834
Series Shakespeare stories (9 of 12)
Publisher Orchard Books, 2007
Matthews, Andrew & Ross, Tony (ill)
No book cover.
112500
Othello: a Shakespeare story
This series gives young readers the chance to discover Shakespeare for themselves. Also included are useful notes on the themes within the stories and a background to the Globe Theatre.
ISBN 9781846161841
Series Shakespeare stories (8 of 12)
Publisher Orchard Books, 2007
Matthews, Andrew & Ross, Tony (ill)
No book cover.
112499
Richard III: a Shakespeare story
This series gives young readers the chance to discover Shakespeare for themselves. Also included are useful notes on the themes within the stories and a background to the Globe Theatre.
ISBN 9781846161858
Series Shakespeare stories (12 of 12)
Publisher Orchard Books, 2007
Matthews, Andrew & Ross, Tony (ill)
No book cover.
112437
Romeo and Juliet: a Shakespeare story
This series gives young readers the chance to discover Shakespeare for themselves. Also included are useful notes on the themes within the stories and a background to the Globe Theatre.
ISBN 9781841213361
Series Shakespeare stories (2 of 12)
Publisher Orchard Books, 2003
Matthews, Andrew & Ross, Tony (ill)
No book cover.
Shakespeare stories
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 Shakespeare stories (12 books)
Matthews, Andrew & Ross, Tony (ill)
No book cover.
96374
Tempest: a Shakespeare story, The
This series gives young readers the chance to discover Shakespeare for themselves. Also included are useful notes on the themes within the stories and a background to the Globe Theatre.
ISBN 9781841213460
Series Shakespeare stories (7 of 12)
Publisher Orchard Books, 2003
Matthews, Andrew & Ross, Tony (ill)
No book cover.
102383
Twelfth night: a Shakespeare story
This series gives young readers the chance to discover Shakespeare for themselves. Also included are useful notes on the themes within the stories and a background to the Globe Theatre.
ISBN 9781841213347
Series Shakespeare stories (11 of 12)
Publisher Orchard Books, 2003
Matthews, Andrew & Ross, Tony (ill)
No book cover.
7181
Different like Coco
Coco Chanel rose from poverty to become the founder of the famous fashion house of Chanel. The original and appealing illustrations give an extra dimension to the biography.
ISBN 9780763625481
Publisher Candlewick Press, 2007
Matthews, Elizabeth
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57379
Heart of magic
Stacey wishes she could be more like her friend, Twyla. Twyla is confident, Stacey isn't. Twyla is daring, Stacey isn't. When a gypsy gives Stacey a gold heart pin, everything changes and Stacey starts behaving like the person she has always wanted to be.
ISBN 9781921150685
Series Lightning strikes series (19 books)
Publisher Walker Books, 2008
Matthews, Penny
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862
Nellie's greatest wish
It's 1850 and Nellie is returning to Adelaide after searching for the Thompson family at the Burra. She's keen to get back to her best friend, Mary, who is ill in hospital. But she's in for a terrible shock. Even Nellie begins to feel that all is lost and that she might never achieve her dreams. Will her spirit be crushed, or can she turn her fate around?
ISBN 9780143306269
Series Our Australian girl (20 books)
Publisher Penguin Books Australia, 2012
Matthews, Penny
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863
Nellie's Quest
It's 1850 and Nellie's best friend, Mary, is gravely ill. To provide Mary with the care she needs, Nellie must break a promise and go on a quest to find the Thompson family. But will they be able to help? And who will Nellie turn to when her own life is in danger?
ISBN 9780143306252
Series Our Australian girl (20 books)
Publisher Penguin Books Australia, 2012
Matthews, Penny
No book cover.
87460
Meet Nellie
It's 1849 and Nellie O'Neill is arriving in South Australia on a ship bringing orphan girls from Irish workhouses. Nellie and her best friend, Mary, have left the famine in Ireland far behind and are full of hopes and dreams about getting a new job, and a new future. Nellie longs to learn to read, to be part of a family once more, and to never be hungry again.
ISBN 9780143306238
Series Our Australian girl (20 books)
Publisher Penguin Books Australia, 2012
Topics / Australian Author /
Matthews, Penny & Masciullo, Lucia (ill)
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7762
Fairy four-eyes
A star ballerina doesn't want to wear glasses with her tutu or dance with the only boy in ballet class who is new and who has become the teacher's favourite.
ISBN 9780143302773
Publisher Puffin Australia, 2007
Topics / Australian Author /
Matthews, Penny & Quay, Emma (ill)
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15311
Explorer
Be an eyewitness to the daring and danger-filled adventures of explorers who risked all to set out across oceans, ice and space.
ISBN 9780751364934
Series Eyewitness series (30 books)
Publisher Dorling Kindersley, 2003
Matthews, Rupert
No book cover.
337
Sack, The
When Shane's dad loses his job, everything begins to change.
ISBN 9780140365580
Publisher Penguin, 1993
Topics / Australian Author /
Mattingley, Christobel
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12
Angel with a mouth-organ, The
Two children listen to their mother's memories of wartime.
ISBN 9780340384442
Publisher Hodder Headline Australia Pty Ltd, 1985
Topics / Australian Author /
Mattingley, Christobel & Lacis, Astra (ill)
No book cover.
97658
Maralinga: the Anangu story
In words and pictures, Yalata and Oak Valley community members, with author Christobel Mattingley, describe what happened in the Maralinga Tjarutja lands of South Australia, before the bombs and after.
ISBN 9781741756210
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2009
Mattingley, Christobel & Yalata and Oak Valley community & Yalata and Oak Valley communities (ill)
No book cover.
1217
Chelonia Green: champion of turtles
Michelle, alias Chellie, (Chelonia is the scientific name for the green turtle), lives with her parents on a remote island off the coast of Queensland. When a cherished loggerhead turtle dies after being choked by a carelessly discarded fishing line, Chellie sets out on a clean-up campaign, using some very effective letter writing and emailing.
ISBN 9781741751710
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2008
Mattingly, Christobel
No book cover.
329
Ring of bright water
Set in the wilds of Scotland, this story follows the adventures of Mijbil, an adorable and mischievous otter.
ISBN 9780141308074
Publisher Penguin, 2001
Maxwell, Gavin
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9276
Earthfasts
Time travel and adventure intersect in this initial volume of the trilogy of the same name.
ISBN 9780340653272
Publisher Hodder & Stoughton, 1995
Mayne, William
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18492
Aden Ridgeway (Aussie Stars)
Tells of Aden Ridgeway's childhood, schooling and eventual rise to become a prominent Australian politician.
ISBN 9781867400318
Series Aussie stars series (12 books)
Publisher Coolabah Publishing, 2004
McCallum, Grant
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19
Anthony Mundine (Aussie stars)
Anthony Mundine's biography shows how he wanted to follow in his sporting father's footsteps.
ISBN 9781876400118
Series Aussie stars series (12 books)
Publisher Coolabah Publishing, 1999
McCallum, Grant
No book cover.
Aussie stars series
Any two books from this series may be read as Challenge books; up to five more can be read as personal choice books. For individual book titles in this series, go to the Series lists on the Booklists page.
Series Aussie stars series (12 books)
McCallum, Grant
No book cover.
75
Cathy Freeman (Aussie stars)
Cathy Freeman's early career as a schoolgirl athlete and a Commonwealth Games representative for Australia.
ISBN 9781876400231
Series Aussie stars series (12 books)
Publisher Coolabah Publishing, 2001
McCallum, Grant
No book cover.
87
Christine Anu (Aussie stars)
Christine Anu's life begins in the Torres Strait Islands and leads to her rise in the world of music.
ISBN 9781876400255
Series Aussie stars series (12 books)
Publisher Coolabah Publishing, 2001
McCallum, Grant
No book cover.
18493
Deborah Mailman (Aussie Stars)
Tells of Deborah's childhood, schooling and rise to become one of Australia's finest actors.
ISBN 9781876400309
Series Aussie stars series (12 books)
Publisher Coolabah Publishing, 2004
McCallum, Grant
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120
Ernie Dingo
A biography that traces the life of one of the most well known Aboriginal performers on television.
ISBN 9781876400248
Series Aussie stars series (12 books)
Publisher Coolabah Publishing, 2001
McCallum, Grant
No book cover.
18491
Leah Purcell (Aussie Stars)
A brief biography on Leah Purcell's childhood and rise to become a well-known Australian actor.
ISBN 9781876400385
Series Aussie stars series (12 books)
Publisher Coolabah Publishing, 2004
McCallum, Grant
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248
Mandawuy Yunupingu (Aussie stars)
A former Australian of the Year, Mandawuy Yunupingu, leads the band, Yothu Yindi.
ISBN 9781876400262
Series Aussie stars series (12 books)
Publisher Coolabah Publishing, 2001
McCallum, Grant
No book cover.
256
Michael O'Loughlin (Aussie stars)
Michael O'Loughlin takes us on a guided tour of the Sydney Swans. Interesting information about the team, the game and about Michael. Exciting pages and great sports photography increase the impact of the text.
ISBN 9781876400132
Series Aussie stars series (12 books)
Publisher Coolabah Publishing, 1990
McCallum, Grant
No book cover.
282
Nova Peris-Kneebone (Aussie stars)
The first Aboriginal Olympic gold medallist, Nova Peris Kneebone's rise to fame is the subject of this book.
ISBN 9781876400125
Series Aussie stars series (12 books)
Publisher Coolabah Publishing, 1999
McCallum, Grant
No book cover.
18494
Patrick Johnson (Aussie stars)
A brief biography on Patrick Johnson's childhood and sprinting career.
ISBN 9781876400323
Series Aussie stars series (12 books)
Publisher Coolabah Publishing, 2004
McCallum, Grant
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421
Troy Cassar-Daley (Aussie stars)
One of Australia's leading singers and songwriters, Troy Cassar-Daley began his career when he was only thirteen years old.
ISBN 9781876400101
Series Aussie stars series (12 books)
Publisher Coolabah Publishing, 1999
McCallum, Grant
No book cover.
9241
Kite rider, The
Located in China in the period of the Mongols, this story follows Haoyou's intrepid adventures across oceans and the skies.
ISBN 9780192718600
Publisher Oxford University Press, 2001
McCaughrean, Geraldine
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9207
One thousand and one Arabian nights
A retelling of these fantastic classic tales.
ISBN 9780192750136
Publisher Oxford University Press, 1999
McCaughrean, Geraldine
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12740
Peter Pan in scarlet
The former lost boys of Peter Pan's Neverland now lead normal adult lives but are plagued by realistic dreams. In this gripping official sequel, they return to find Peter Pan and to seek some answers.
ISBN 9780192726209
Publisher Oxford University Press, 2006
McCaughrean, Geraldine
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112307
Ancient Australia
Well-organised under clear headings and well-presented information about ancient Australia with contents, websites, a glossary and ideas for related things to do.
ISBN 9781740701242
Series Australian Library series (1 of 21)
Publisher Heinemann, 2006
McClish, Bruce
No book cover.
112350
Australia's landforms
Well-organised under clear headings and well-presented information on some of the unique and impressive landforms that can be found in Australia with contents, websites, a glossary and ideas for related things to do.
ISBN 9781740702980
Series Australian Library series (12 of 21)
Publisher Heinemann, 2006
McClish, Bruce
No book cover.
12338
Trapped by the ice: Shackleton's amazing Antarctic adventure
A dramatic introduction to Ernest Shackleton's Trans-Atlantic expedition which was brought to a chilling halt when his ship, Endurance, was gripped by the Weddell ice pack and he, and his crew, had to face appalling conditions.
ISBN 9780802776334
Publisher Walker Books, 2002
McCurdy, Michael
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Antarctica
This book contains a vast amount of information about the environment and life in Antarctica.
ISBN 9781863910491
Publisher Reed Library, 1996
McDonald, Kellie
No book cover.
15159
Sister chick
The journey of a curlew in its migration from Siberia to Australia and a journey of a child from silence to speech.
ISBN 9781865089867
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2002
Topics / Australian Author /
McDonald, Meme
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1738
Flytrap
The story of a lie that gets out of control. Nancy is worried. She's told her teacher she has something that she doesn't, and now Miss Susan wants her to bring it in to show the class.
ISBN 9781865086088
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2002
Topics / Australian Author /
McDonald, Meme & Pryor, Boori Monty
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266
My girragundji
A young Aboriginal boy has a secret spirit that he calls his girragundji. The girragundji protects him from tight situations.
ISBN 9781864488180
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 1998
McDonald, Meme & Pryor, Boori Monty
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8456
Jinxed
When Jinx accidentally smashes her next door neighbour's python tank with a misplaced totem tennis ball and is expected to replace it, she needs to make some cash fast. No slow and steady job for Jinx, but all her get rich quick schemes are going awry.
ISBN 9781921150593
Series Lightning strikes series (19 books)
Publisher Walker Books, 2008
McDougall, Jill
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334
Rose blanche
A picture book that tells of Rose, a little girl living in a small German town during the war, who sees trucks going to a place outside of town and wants to find out more.
ISBN 9780099439509
Publisher Red Fox, 2004
Topics / Year 5 easy reads /
McEwan, Ian & Innocenti, Roberto (ill)
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25277
Coming home
Gemma watches her dad as he sits alone in his tangled garden. She doesn't understand why he seems so sad. Gemma's dad is experiencing depression and Gemma wonders what she might be able to do to help him.
ISBN 9781921633775
Publisher Wombat Books, 2012
McGuiness, Sharon & Melville, Shannon (ill)
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13123
My story: Snowy, the diary of Eva Fischer
Eva Fischer has moved from Sydney to Cabramurra, the highest town in Australia. She is surrounded by people of every nationality, with different languages, food and customs, who have come to work on the Snowy Mountains Scheme.
ISBN 9781865045634
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2003
Topics / Australian Author /
McHugh, Siobhan
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15605
Fantastica: king of the beasts
Saxten must seek out Coravel, the fearful king of the beasts, and seek his help in destroying Severo. But if Saxton wants Coravel's help he must be prepared to make a huge sacrifice.
ISBN 9781862916548
Series Fantastica series (24 of 8)
Publisher Omnibus Books, 2007
Topics / Australian Author /
McIntosh, Fiona
No book cover.
15572
Fantastica: Saxten's secret
Ferdor, a magician, has been hired to find Saxten and trap him, using his friend Lily as bait. But he has not counted on the loyalty of Dargo, the only wolf among all the creatures of the forest who is deaf to Severo's treachery.
ISBN 9781862916524
Series Fantastica series (22 of 8)
Publisher Omnibus Books, 2007
Topics / Australian Author /
McIntosh, Fiona
No book cover.
14804
Fantastica: Severo's intent
A painting in Saxten's house unsettles him, making him feel watched. He is forced to flee through the painting into another world, the kingdom of Drumminor, where evil is everywhere and he is the only possible saviour.
ISBN 9781862916470
Series Fantastica series (21 of 8)
Publisher Omnibus Books, 2007
Topics / Australian Author /
McIntosh, Fiona
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15598
Fantastica: wolf's lair
Saxten is on a quest to stop the evil Severo from taking over the kingdom. Saxten confronts his enemy, Severo, in his forest stronghold.
ISBN 9781862916531
Series Fantastica series (23 of 8)
Publisher Omnibus Books, 2007
Topics / Australian Author /
McIntosh, Fiona
No book cover.
44583
Whisperer, The
Griff works in a circus and has a unique ability to hear the thoughts of others, without their knowledge. When the greedy circus master discovers his talent, Griff escapes, taking Tess and her collection of magical creatures. On the run, Griff hears a cry for help from a mysterious source he calls the Whisperer.
ISBN 9780732286675
Publisher Angus & Robertson (HarperCollins), 2009
Topics / Australian Author /
McIntosh, Fiona
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120059
True green kids: 100 things you can do to save the planet
Set up a swap club with your friends, plant an edible garden, turn-off appliances, use both sides of the paper, cut-down on packaging organise or a rubbish-free day at school. True Green Kids is full of 100 fun, easy and practical things kids can do to become a green change agent at home, at school and in the community.
ISBN 9780733322860
Publisher ABC Books, 2008
Topics / Year 6 easy reads /
McKay, Kim & Bonnin, Jenny
No book cover.
3053
Big dig, The
When the Newton Community Pool is closed until further notice, Nathan and his mates are unimpressed. The alternative, the BayView Leisure Centre, might be modern and flashy, but it is steamy, crowded and no fun. But, Nathan has an idea that is so brilliant in its simplicity. They can dig themselves a pool in the backyard.
ISBN 9781921529139
Series Lightning strikes series (19 books)
Publisher Walker Books, 2009
McKinlay, Meg
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83685
Going for broke
Nathan Foley wants more than just a participation award, he wants to be in the book of world records. His hairbrain attempts to break a world record with his two, less than helpful friends, Ronnie and Weasel, are more likely to result in his death by misadventure than great recognition.
ISBN 9781921150616
Series Lightning strikes series (19 books)
Publisher Walker Books, 2008
McKinlay, Meg
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67367
Surface tension
When Cassie and Liam start swimming at the lake, neither of them realises the dark secrets that lie beneath. As summer heats up, the water level gets lower and lower, and a shocking truth is slowly uncovered.
ISBN 9781921720284
Publisher Walker Books Australia Pty Ltd, 2011
Topics / Australian Author /
McKinlay, Meg
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5120
Side by side in the beginning
One hundred years ago, AFL football was quite different. Footy grounds were rough and muddy, and the game was characterised by long, passing kicks. Jumpers were canvas cotton vests, laced up the centre, and shorts were long and worn with long socks. Caps and hats were often worn. These were tough times of war and depression. But, from the very beginning, Collingwood Football Club wanted to win.
ISBN 9780980794809
Publisher One Day Hill Pty Ltd,
Topics / Australian Author /
McMullin, N & Walters, Ainsley
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4275
Side by side shoulder to shoulder
It's 1935 and Tom is off with Grandpa to watch his favourite team at footy training. As they walk through the gates of Victoria Park, his grandfather removes his black and white Collingwood scarf and gives it to Tom. This scarf has been passed down through generations of Collingwood supporters.
ISBN 9780980794823
Publisher One Day Hill Pty Ltd, 2011
Topics / Australian Author /
McMullin, N & Walters, Ainsley (ill)
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25104
Vinnie's war
Twelve year old Vinnie has escaped from his foster mother and her tough rules and expectations. He has found a friend with whom he can share dreams and music. Then, war begins and Vinnie is evacuated from the London bombs. All he has left of his old life is his harmonica. On the train, Vinnie meets three other evacuee children and when they arrive in the small country town of Netterfold, their own war begins.
ISBN 9781742375762
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2011
McRobbie, David
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5479
Cairo Jim amidst the petticoats of Artemis
Amidst the ruins of the ancient city of Ephesus, Captain Neptune Bone has unearthed an incredible relic which promises him supernatural powers.
ISBN 9780733616389
Series Cairo Jim series (10 of 18)
Publisher Hodder Headline Australia Pty Ltd, 2000
Topics / Australian Author /
McSkimming, Geoffrey
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568
Cairo Jim and Jocelyn Osgood after the puce empress
A mysterious man inexplicably disappears mid-flight on the way to Shanghai. The strange object he thrusts into the flight attendant's hand leads Jocelyn Osgood, Cairo Jim and Joan Twilight on a search for a priceless, Chinese antiquity.
ISBN 9780340584453
Series Cairo Jim series (3 of 18)
Publisher Hachette Children's Books, 2002
Topics / Australian Author /
McSkimming, Geoffrey
No book cover.
682
Cairo Jim and Jocelyn Osgood in ascent into Asgard
While stopping over in Norway, Joan Twilight buys a rusty old hammer she thinks will interest her friend Jocelyn Osgood. They seek out Professor Snerdforst and discover the hammer is more than a dusty relic.
ISBN 9780733616365
Series Cairo Jim series (8 of 18)
Publisher Hodder Children's Books (Australia), 2003
Topics / Australian Author /
McSkimming, Geoffrey
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18129
Cairo Jim and Jocelyn Osgood in bedlam from Bollywood
Cairo Jim and his friends, including Valkyrian Airways flight attendant Jocelyn Osgood, must uncover yet another mystery of history when they become embroiled in the shooting of an Indian film.
ISBN 9780733612244
Series Cairo Jim series (15 of 18)
Publisher Hodder Headline Australia Pty Ltd, 2004
McSkimming, Geoffrey
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5483
Cairo Jim and the alabastron of the forgotten gods
A seemingly ordinary vase is stolen from the Greek Archaeological Museum by a figure swathed in mystery. But the vase, an ancient alabastron, holds a potent force that must not be allowed to escape.
ISBN 9780733616341
Series Cairo Jim series (6 of 18)
Publisher Hodder Headline Australia Pty Ltd, 2002
Topics / Australian Author /
McSkimming, Geoffrey
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17471
Cairo Jim and the Astragals of Angkor
The Astragals of Angkor, strange ancient carvings from Cambodia, are discovered in the Vaults of Abandonment, deep below the Old Relics Society in Cairo. Cairo Jim, that well-known archaeologist and little-known poet, must find out where they came from and why they are shown in such outrageous positions.
ISBN 9780733616617
Series Cairo Jim series (18 of 18)
Publisher Hachette Children's Books, 2007
Topics / Australian Author /
McSkimming, Geoffrey
No book cover.
11510
Cairo Jim and the chaos from Crete
Jim and his faithful companions, Doris and Brenda, go underground to stop Neptune Bone and Desdemona the Parrot from finding the lost power of Knoss. They search for them in the labyrinth but discover more than they could predict.
ISBN 9780733612251
Series Cairo Jim series (13 of 18)
Publisher Hachette Children's Books, 2002
Topics / Australian Author /
McSkimming, Geoffrey
No book cover.
15548
Cairo Jim and the lagoon of tidal magnificence
The kidnapping of the entire Turkish women's Olympic Tent Erection Team sparks an adventure which includes archaeological investigations by Cairo Jim and his off-beat team.
ISBN 9780733602955
Series Cairo Jim series (11 of 18)
Publisher Hodder Headline Australia Pty Ltd, 2000
Topics / Australian Author /
McSkimming, Geoffrey
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5480
Cairo Jim and the quest for the quetzal queen
Cairo Jim must solve the riddle of the sudden and unexplained disappearance of paintings of the legendary quetzal queen. The paintings are not the only thing to disappear, so has Fifi Glusac, contortionist and harmonica player.
ISBN 9781406305432
Series Cairo Jim series (7 of 18)
Publisher Walker Books, 1997
Topics / Australian Author /
McSkimming, Geoffrey
No book cover.
13545
Cairo Jim and the rorting of Rameses' regalia
A very exciting hieroglyphics discovery, in the Temple of Hathor at Dendara, sends Cairo Jim and friends off in pursuit of the secret of turning ordinary metals into gold.
ISBN 9780733612268
Series Cairo Jim series (14 of 18)
Publisher Hodder Headline Australia Pty Ltd, 2003
Topics / Australian Author /
McSkimming, Geoffrey
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1028
Cairo Jim and the secret sepulchre of the Sphinx
When Cairo Jim, and his friends make the find of the century, a new enemy on the scene sets out to discredit Jim and destroy his hard-won reputation
ISBN 9780733605796
Series Cairo Jim series (9 of 18)
Publisher Hodder Children's Books (Australia), 1999
Topics / Australian Author /
McSkimming, Geoffrey
No book cover.
14483
Cairo Jim and the sumptuous stash of Silenus
Cairo Jim and his friends set out to stop Captain Neptune F Bone in his greedy pursuit to dominate the world's total gold resources, and to save King Midas's daughter.
ISBN 9781741635386
Series Cairo Jim series (16 of 18)
Publisher Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd, 2005
Topics / Australian Author /
McSkimming, Geoffrey
No book cover.
1029
Cairo Jim and the sunken sarcophagus of Sekheret
When Captain Neptune Bone disappears in the Red Sea while diving for a lost sarcophagus of a Pharaoh, Cairo Jim is called in to try and help find him in the dark and watery depths.
ISBN 9781406300215
Series Cairo Jim series (4 of 18)
Publisher Walker Books, 2006
Topics / Australian Author /
McSkimming, Geoffrey
No book cover.
8637
Cairo Jim and the tyrannical bauble of Tiberius
Cairo Jim and his friends are sent to Rome to get to the bottom of an act of felony when a priceless and mysterious artefact, the Imperishable Bauble, is discovered to be missing.
ISBN 9780733616402
Series Cairo Jim series (12 of 18)
Publisher Hodder Headline Australia Pty Ltd, 2001
Topics / Australian Author /
McSkimming, Geoffrey
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Cairo Jim and the xylophones above Zarundi
Jocelyn Osgood, friend of Cairo Jim, becomes embroiled in the theft of a priceless, royal tiara. She is thrown into a world of chaos and mystery in Zarundi, Africa.
ISBN 9780340622452
Series Cairo Jim series (5 of 18)
Publisher Starlight, 1995
Topics / Australian Author /
McSkimming, Geoffrey
No book cover.
1005
Cairo Jim at the crossroads of Orpheus
In the dusty ruins of the ancient House of the Perfumer at Pompeii, astonishing discoveries are taking place. Long forgotten perfumes are being reinvented. But, when one of these whiffs of wonderment, believed to have legendary hypnotic powers, goes missing, it is up to that well-known archaeologist, Cairo Jim, and his friends to try and stop a rush of evil.
ISBN 9781741636093
Series Cairo Jim series (17 of 18)
Publisher Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd, 2006
Topics / Australian Author /
McSkimming, Geoffrey
No book cover.
677
Cairo Jim in search of Martenarten
Cairo Jim is in the Valley of the Kings, Egypt, on the hunt for the lost tomb of the Pharaoh Martenarten. The treacherous and devious Captain Neptune Bone is after the same priceless treasure.
ISBN 9781406300208
Series Cairo Jim series (2 of 18)
Publisher Walker Books, 2006
Topics / Australian Author /
McSkimming, Geoffrey
No book cover.
65
Cairo Jim on the trail to ChaCha Muchos
Cairo Jim, archaeologist and failed poet, discovers he is not the only one on the dangerour trail to ChaCha Muchos, a mysterious city deep in dark Peru.
ISBN 9781406300192
Series Cairo Jim series (1 of 18)
Publisher Hodder Headline Australia Pty Ltd, 2006
Topics / Australian Author /
McSkimming, Geoffrey
No book cover.
Cairo Jim series
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Series Cairo Jim series (18 books)
McSkimming, Geoffrey
No book cover.
123097
Bringing home the bacons
Roger and his friend, Lucy, tour the clubs as a ventriloquist act and try to win the national quiz show, Pick the Porky.
ISBN 9780733616105
Series Francis Bacon series (3 of 4)
Publisher Hachette Children's Books, 2003
Topics / Australian Author /
Measday, Stephen
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Francis Bacon series
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Series Francis Bacon series (4 books)
Measday, Stephen
No book cover.
3009
My friend Roger Bacon
Story of Roger Bacon and friends.
ISBN 9780733616716
Series Francis Bacon series (2 of 4)
Publisher Hachette Children's Books, 1998
Topics / Australian Author /
Measday, Stephen
No book cover.
311
Pig called Francis Bacon, A
Francis Bacon is an intelligent, talking pig among intelligent, talking pigs.
ISBN 9780733616709
Series Francis Bacon series (1 of 4)
Topics / Australian Author /
Measday, Stephen
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3689
Roger Bacon reporting
Roger Bacon is not only a talking pig, he is the world's first pig reporter. Roger goes in search of his first scoop, the thylacine or Tasmanian Tiger, long thought extinct. Roger uncovers a dangerous secret.
ISBN 9780733616723
Series Francis Bacon series (4 of 4)
Publisher Hachette Children's Books, 2003
Topics / Australian Author /
Measday, Stephen
No book cover.
2079
Hannah's winter
Contemporary and humorous, this story is dotted with snippets of Japanese language and culture, as Hannah and her ghost friend attempt to solve an ancient riddle.
ISBN 9780141000442
Publisher Penguin, 2001
Meehan, Kierin
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119
Enora and the black crane
An aboriginal story that tells of Enora's fascination with the coloured birds of the forest.
ISBN 9780868966441
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 1991
Meeks, Arone Raymond
No book cover.
22148
Wildwood
Life is ordinary for twelve year old Prue McKeel. That is, until her brother is abducted by crows and taken to the Impassable Wilderness, a dense forest where no-one's ever gone in, or at least returned to tell of it. Prue and her friend, Curtis, uncover a secret world, full of warring creatures, peaceable mystics and powerful figures with the darkest intentions. What begins as a rescue mission becomes something much greater.
ISBN 9780670075157
Publisher Viking UK, 2011
Meloy, Colin & Ellis, Carson (ill)
No book cover.
15037
Anton rocks on
Anton might only be little in stature but he has a great talent. By the time he reaches high school, Anton has heard all the size jokes. His resourcefulness and music save the day and the Rock Eisteddfod.
ISBN 9780143301400
Series Aussie chomps (17 books)
Publisher Penguin, 2004
Metzenthen, David
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59
Brocky's bananagram
Matt Brock and his friend write a message on a banana which is to be shipped out from his dad's plantation. What a surprise when they receive a reply.
ISBN 9781865045788
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2003
Topics / Australian Author /
Metzenthen, David
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40661
Really nearly deadly canoe ride, The
Shiny-boy Diamond and his mate, Pod, have been given an old Canadian canoe, the Wolverine. They decide to canoe from Sockby all the way down to the sea but didn't count on revolting rubbish traps, killer rapids, freaky whirlpools and a container ship ten storeys high.
ISBN 9780143304548
Series Aussie chomps (17 books)
Publisher Puffin Australia, 2009
Metzenthen, David
No book cover.
499
Really really epic mini-bike ride, The
Pete 'Pod' Podlewski with the bad haircut and his mate, 'Shiny-Boy' Diamond from the wrong side of the tracks, ride their illegal mini-bikes to the end of the disused railway line in search of adventure and girls. Some strong language in context.
ISBN 9780143301219
Series Aussie chomps (17 books)
Publisher Penguin, 2006
Metzenthen, David
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12393
Really really high diving tower, The
Shiny boy and Pod, spend a lot of time at the pool talking, dreaming, making funny remarks to each other about other people who use the pool and trying to impress girls. They often get into trouble with the pool boss for doing silly things.
ISBN 9780143300434
Series Aussie chomps (17 books)
Publisher Puffin Australia, 2003
Metzenthen, David
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12443
Tiff and the trout
Tiff Porter lives in a tiny, mountain town. She loves trout fishing and her best friend, Cass. As winter approaches and the seasons change, so life will change for Tiff. A challenging read involving a family break-up with some strong language.
ISBN 9780141306575
Publisher Penguin, 2004
Topics / Australian Author /
Metzenthen, David
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13000
Save our sharks
The Seaport Junior Sharks just can't win a game. Their coach is in trouble, their footy ground is unsafe due to lack of rain and the team needs more players. They are in danger of ceasing to exist but the Sharks never give up.
ISBN 9780143306405
Series Aussie bites (84 books)
Publisher Puffin Australia, 2012
Metzenthen, David & Smith, Craig (ill)
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18364
43 Bin Street
Kiko and Nattie are flies whose job it is to clean up after humans. When their house is occupied by Mrs Spick who has dangerous amounts of fly spray, they become flies with a mission.
ISBN 9781843627258
Publisher Orchard Books, 2005
Topics / Year 6 easy reads /
Michael, Livi
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1569
Stuck on history
Find out what fascinating things are trapped in the coloured squares that we stick on the corners of envelopes. Includes a timeline of events coinciding with stamp issues.
ISBN 9781742030333
Publisher Black Dog Books, 2008
Miles, Chris
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28038
Bush tucker and medicine of the Nyikina
Two elders share the stories and knowledge of food and medicine from Jarlmadangah Burru and the Nyikina people who live there.
ISBN 9781740703994
Publisher Pearson Education Australia, 2009
Milgin, Annie Nayina & Watson, Dadakar John & Thompson, Liz
No book cover.
9229
New book of the pharaohs, The
Using the very latest information and in full colour, Dr Millard takes us through some of the mysteries surrounding the life and death of ancient pharaohs. King Tutankhamen and others are featured in this up-to-date look at ancient Egypt.
ISBN 9780749631789
Publisher Watts Publishing Group, 1998
Millard, Dr Anne
No book cover.
599
All the colours of paradise
Since his arrival at the Kingdom of Silk, Perry Angel has learned a lot about love. Apart from dressing up as Superman, Perry's favourite thing is drawing. But, then, something happens and Perrry's friends are worried he might never draw again. Mr Kadri from the Colour Patch Cafe understands that, sometimes, there are no words to describe feelings and announces a new category in the annual art exhibition.
ISBN 9780733325830
Series Kingdom of silk (4 of 6)
Publisher HarperCollins Australia, 2009
Topics / Australian Author /
Millard, Glenda & King, Stephen Michael (ill)
No book cover.
Kingdom of silk
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 Kingdom of silk (6 books)
Millard, Glenda & King, Stephen Michael (ill)
No book cover.
49427
Layla, Queen of Hearts
Layla is Griffin's best friend and he is determined to help Layla with her problem. She doesn't have a special person to take to senior citizen's day at school. The search for a suitable person leads to a new friendship.
ISBN 9780733318429
Series Kingdom of silk (2 of 6)
Publisher ABC Books, 2006
Topics / Australian Author /
Millard, Glenda & King, Stephen Michael (ill)
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12339
Naming of Tishkin Silk, The
Griffin Silk lives in a loving home with his father, many colourful sisters and his grandmother, Nell. Until now, all the children have had home schooling but, because his mother has gone away, as has his baby sister, Griffin must attend the local school. Griffin finds school challenging until he meets Princess Layla, who helps him discover the courage to share his secret.
ISBN 9780733313141
Series Kingdom of silk (1 of 6)
Publisher ABC Books, 2003
Topics / Australian Author /
Millard, Glenda & King, Stephen Michael (ill)
No book cover.
61820
Perry Angel's suitcase
It has taken Perry Angel almost seven years to find the place where he belongs. He arrives at the Kingdom of Silk one day on the 10.30 express, carrying only a small and shabby suitcase embossed with five golden letters. Perry won't let go of his suitcase.
ISBN 9780733322556
Series Kingdom of silk (3 of 6)
Publisher ABC Books, 2008
Topics / Australian Author /
Millard, Glenda & King, Stephen Michael (ill)
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52287
Plum puddings and paper moons
It's almost Christmas time in Cameron's Creek and it's a time for wishes, big and small. Scarlet, the oldest of the Rainbow girls, is not sure if wishes come true.
ISBN 9780733328664
Series Kingdom of silk (5 of 6)
Publisher ABC Books, 2010
Topics / Australian Author /
Millard, Glenda & King, Stephen Michael (ill)
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8193
Tender moments of Saffron Silk, The
Everyone knows that Saffron Silk has a talent for pretending to be someone else, but when the firebirds rage inside her head, and it hurts even to breathe, Saffron barely has the energy to be herself.
ISBN 9780733329838
Series Kingdom of silk (6 of 6)
Publisher HarperCollins Australia, 2012
Topics / Australian Author /
Millard, Glenda & King, Stephen Michael (ill)
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45647
Are trees alive
Although trees are plants and humans are animals, we have many similar characteristics. This book describes those characteristics, and celebrates some of the magnificent trees that grow on our planet, along with the diversity of life that surrounds them.
ISBN 9781408173893
Publisher A & C Black, 2012
Topics / Environment /
Miller, Debbie S
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4445
Children's treasury of Milligan, A
A rare and delightful collection of Spike Milligan's humour for children that includes 'Best of silly verse for kids', 'Milliganisms' and more.
ISBN 9781852278915
Publisher Viking UK, 2001
Topics / Year 5 easy reads /
Milligan, Spike
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4877
Winnie the Pooh
The classic tales of Christopher Robin's beloved bear and his pals, Tigger and Eeyore.
ISBN 9780749702106
Publisher Egmont Childrens, 1998
Topics / Year 5 easy reads /
Milne, A A
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9355
Martial arts
David Mitchell gives expert advice on fourteen of the most popular martial arts. Skilful holds to dramatic throws and kicks are featured.
ISBN 9780751328158
Publisher Dorling Kindersley, 2000
Mitchell, David
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21024
Silver brumbies of the south
Lightning, Thowra's second foal out of Golden is two years old, so Thowra takes him south to find a kingdom of his own. With them goes Baringa, Kunama's and Tambo's yearling colt. Despite Lightning's obvious beauty, it is Baringa that wins the heart of the most beautiful filly of Quambat flat, Dawn. Baringa will have to use all of his cunning and all he has been taught to keep Dawn.
ISBN 9781743097878
Series Silver brumby, The series (4 books)
Publisher HarperCollins Australia, 1965
Topics / Australian Author /
Mitchell, Elyne
No book cover.
44023
Silver brumby kingdom
Baringa, grandson of the mighty silver brumby, was frantic. The rain fell in heavy sheets, changing the river into a raging torrent. Dawn, his lovely cream filly, had been swept away in the force of the current.
Series Silver brumby, The series (4 books)
Publisher HarperCollins Australia, 1966
Topics / Australian Author /
Mitchell, Elyne
No book cover.
77833
Silver brumby's daughter, The
Thowra's speed and courage have always saved him from the men who want to capture him but now the men come on skis, quickly and silently over the mountain range. This time, they know the legendary silver stallion has a daughter, a beautiful, highly prized, sliver brumby, and the brumby hunters are determined to capture her, no matter what it takes.
ISBN 9780207197376
Series Silver brumby, The series (4 books)
Publisher HarperCollins Australia, 1960
Topics / Australian Author /
Mitchell, Elyne
No book cover.
3985
Silver brumby, The
Thowra, the magnificent silver stallion, is king of the brumbies. He will defend his herd from the mighty horse, The Brolga, in the most savage of struggles. Thowra also needs his speed and cunning to save the herd from capture by man.
ISBN 9780207198625
Series Silver brumby, The series (4 books)
Publisher HarperCollins Australia, 2003
Topics / Australian Author /
Mitchell, Elyne
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1743
Lake Mungo: our story
The spectacular scenery around Lake Mungo, at Willandra Lakes Region in south-west NSW, is described and its problems such as soil erosion are discussed. Accompanied by beautiful black and white photography.
ISBN 9780980359329
Publisher Indij Readers, 2007
Mitchell, J & McDougall, W
No book cover.
68733
Mission Telemark
In 1942, four teenagers, trained as Special Operations Agents, are sent deep into Nazi-occupied Norway. Their mission is a dangerous act of sabotage to prevent the Nazis from making the atomic bomb. If they succeed, they must survive for weeks in the frozen wilderness. But, if they fail, Europe faces destruction.
ISBN 9781406311044
Publisher Walker Books, 2010
Mitchison, Amanda
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9262
Groovy Greek hero raps
Heracles and Theseus are the subjects of humorous poems.
ISBN 9781841218076
Publisher Watts Publishing Group, 2002
Mitton, Tony
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9261
Mighty Greek myth raps
A humorous anthology of poetry including poems on Odysseus in Greek mythology.
ISBN 9781841218113
Publisher Watts Publishing Group, 2002
Mitton, Tony
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15591
68 teeth
Jack is fishing when he attracts something much bigger than barramundi. A crocodile has entered the river on his family's property and it's hungry.
ISBN 9780143301912
Series Aussie chomps (17 books)
Publisher Penguin, 2005
Moloney, James
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72774
Book from Baden Dark, The
Marcel, his cousin, Fergus, and Bea, the half-elf, must travel into the forbidden underground world of Baden Dark on a rescue mission. The compelling conclusion to the Book of lies trilogy takes you on a journey deep into yourself, as Marcel and his friends struggle with the meaning of life and death, and make decisions that involve huge personal sacrifice or vanity as they witness loyalty and betrayal.
ISBN 9780732287672
Series Book of lies trilogy (3 of 3)
Publisher Angus & Robertson (HarperCollins), 2009
Topics / Australian Author /
Moloney, James
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Book of lies trilogy
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 Book of lies trilogy (3 books)
Moloney, James
No book cover.
13259
Book of lies, The
In the dead of night, a boy is delivered to an orphanage in a remote village. Lord Alwyn descends from the tower of the orphanage and begins reading to the unconscious boy from a special book, a mysterious book.
ISBN 9780207198311
Series Book of lies trilogy (1 of 3)
Publisher HarperCollins Australia, 2004
Topics / Australian Author /
Moloney, James
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64
Buzzard breath & brains
The funny and moving sequel to, Swashbuckler. When the principal's prized rose garden is vandalised, Rex and Tony, get the blame. But it is a set-up, and Tony is ""making enquiries"". Rex discovers a dilemma, a new friend and even netball.
ISBN 9780702229565
Publisher University of Queensland Press, 1998
Topics / Australian Author /
Moloney, James
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9311
Grommet saves the world
Grommet is a thirteen year old troublemaker who gets a job as an undercover agent at a fun park trying to catch a saboteur. He survives a terrifying ordeal suspended upside down from a stopped rollercoaster, and other misadventures.
ISBN 9780143300540
Series Aussie chomps (17 books)
Publisher Puffin Australia, 2003
Moloney, James
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18006
Master of the books
The Book of Lies has not been completely destroyed and Fergus takes a fragment of it on his quest to destroy the traitor Damon. Fergus, however, is in great peril so Marcel and Nicola must find him in time before he reaps his revenge.
ISBN 9780207200830
Series Book of lies trilogy (2 of 3)
Publisher HarperCollins Australia, 2007
Topics / Australian Author /
Moloney, James
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6040
Mobile phone detective, The
Renton is visiting his dad in France and everything is brilliant until they stumble across a suspicious meeting by the beach. When his father disappears, it's up to Renton to save the day even though he doesn't speak French and can't drive. Luckily, Renton has his mobile phone.
ISBN 9780143304838
Series Aussie chomps (17 books)
Publisher Penguin Books Australia, 2010
Moloney, James
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395
Swashbuckler
Peter's saviour from the school bullies is an unlikely hero dressed in a cape who speaks in old-fashioned English. An exciting, heart-warming story about bringing the truth out in people. A realistic stories with non-stop action.
ISBN 9780702228254
Publisher University of Queensland Press, 1995
Topics / Australian Author /
Moloney, James
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743
Trolley boys
It's summer, it's hot and Brent is stuck collecting trolleys at his local shopping centre. When an attempt at the world-record trolley push ends in disaster and a priceless diamond goes missing, Brent's summer job starts to look a lot more exciting.
ISBN 9780143303145
Series Aussie chomps (17 books)
Publisher Puffin Australia, 2007
Moloney, James
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44877
Face to face with wild horses
Meet the wild horses and find out lots of information, including how they became wild, how they communicate, the difference between a wild horse and a domesticated one, and how their habitats are threatened.
ISBN 9781426304668
Publisher National Geographic Society, 2009
Topics / Environment /
Momatiuk, Yva & Eastcott, John
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10695
Beyond the knock-knock door
After ruining a classmate's costume party, the Bowman triplets are chased into the city sewers. Locked inside, they discover a gateway to another world where sharks fly, swashbucklers scheme and party costumes become real. The triplets are mistaken for famous heroes and must fight the biggest trouble of all.
ISBN 9781741664072
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2009
Topics / Australian Author /
Monk, Scott
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18699
Nicholas and the chronoporter
One of the many inventions of Nicholas is a belt that lets him travel through time. His teacher sees it as a way to gain world domination. They become locked in an hysterical, time-hopping battle that Nicholas has to win to save the world.
ISBN 9780143302001
Series Aussie chomps (17 books)
Publisher Puffin Australia, 2006
Monkfish, Rowley
No book cover.
37496
The mermaid of Warsaw and other tales from Poland
Enchanting, wicked and often very funny, these eight folk tales from Poland have a timeless, universal appeal.
ISBN 9781847801647
Publisher Frances Lincoln, 2011
Topics / Year 6 easy reads /
Monte, Richard & Hess, Paul (ill)
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652
Anne of Avonlea
Anne Shirley, the spirited red-haired orphan know as Anne of Green Gables, is now half past sixteen and has returned ready to start in her first teaching position, at her old school. Anne discovers the joys and tribulations of teaching, helps raise twins and has a vision for Avonlea.
ISBN 9780553213140
Series Anne of Green Gables series (2 of 10)
Publisher Laurel Leaf, 1984
Montgomery, L M
No book cover.
16
Anne of Green Gables
Adopted by an elderly brother and his spinster sister who live on a Canadian island, Anne delights in her new life and friends in this enduring classic.
ISBN 9780439295772
Series Anne of Green Gables series (1 of 10)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2002
Montgomery, L M
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Anne of Green Gables 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 Anne of Green Gables series (10 books)
Montgomery, L M
No book cover.
9092
Anne of Ingleside
Ingleside is a busy and contented place, home for Anne, Gilbert and their six children. But then Gilbert's maiden aunt comes to stay and for a while the peace is sadly strained.
ISBN 9780553213157
Series Anne of Green Gables series (6 of 10)
Publisher Laurel Leaf, 1984
Montgomery, L M
No book cover.
653
Anne of the island
Anne is off to college with her childhood friends, Gilbert and Charlie. New friends and adventures, including a marriage proposal, await Anne who remains as spirited and irrepressible as ever.
ISBN 9780553213171
Series Anne of Green Gables series (3 of 10)
Publisher Laurel Leaf, 1983
Montgomery, L M
No book cover.
655
Anne of Windy Poplars
The letters of a grown-up Anne Shirley to Gilbert Blythe reveal her life, teaching at Windy Poplars. This book is also known as Anne of Windy Willows.
ISBN 9780553213164
Series Anne of Green Gables series (4 of 10)
Publisher Laurel Leaf, 1983
Montgomery, L M
No book cover.
656
Anne's house of dreams
Anne has become the wife of Dr Gilbert Blythe. She must adjust to married life in the white cottage on the harbor shore.
ISBN 9780553213188
Series Anne of Green Gables series (5 of 10)
Publisher Laurel Leaf, 1983
Montgomery, L M
No book cover.
1190
Chronicles of Avonlea
In the sea-sprayed town of Avonlea, there were wonderful stories. There was the case of Ludovic Speed, who wouldn't propose to the woman he had courted for fifteen years until Anne devised a plan to ""speed"" him up.
ISBN 9780553213782
Series Anne of Green Gables series (9 of 10)
Publisher Laurel Leaf, 1988
Montgomery, L M
No book cover.
31120
Further chronicles of Avonlea
Filled with warmth, humor, and mystery, these unforgettable stories recreate the enchanting world of Avonlea.
ISBN 9780553213812
Series Anne of Green Gables series (10 of 10)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 1989
Montgomery, L M
No book cover.
9094
Rainbow Valley
Anne Shirley has married Gilbert and now is the mother of six mischievous children. The children discover a special place all their own, but they never dream of what will happen when a strange family moves nearby.
ISBN 9780553269215
Series Anne of Green Gables series (7 of 10)
Publisher Scholastic UK, 1984
Montgomery, L M
No book cover.
3661
Rilla of Ingleside
Undreamed-of challenges await Rilla when the world of Ingleside becomes endangered by a far-off war. Her brothers go off to fight, and Rilla brings home an orphaned newborn in a soup tureen.
ISBN 9780553269222
Series Anne of Green Gables series (8 of 10)
Publisher Laurel Leaf, 1985
Montgomery, L M
No book cover.
139
Flying emu and other Australian stories, The
Twenty stories about how the world began and the events that followed. They are based around a host of characters, including Australian animals, non-native animals, spirits, planets, the sun and moon, and humans. The title story, The Flying Emu, tells of a beautifully-coloured emu who learns about vanity and immodesty when he and his friends race to the sun.
ISBN 9780140381917
Publisher Penguin, 1997
Morgan, Sally
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22563
Magic fair, The
The magic fair has a lot more than just fairy floss and fun rides, it has cakes that jump and pies that fly. Enter - but beware. Kayla and her cousin, Phil, soon find out that not all the surprises are nice ones. When Phil is mean to Kayla, the fair takes matters into its own hands in a very unusual way.
ISBN 9781921696121
Series Waarda series (5 of 4)
Publisher Fremantle Press, 2010
Morgan, Sally & Gibbs, Tracey (ill)
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Stopwatch series
Adventurous, humorous series for 3-4. Any two books from this series may be read as Challenge books; up to five more can be read as personal choice books. Go to the Series lists for individual book titles.
Series Stopwatch series (4 books)
Morgan, Sally & Kwaymullina, Ambelin, Blade & Ezekiel
No book cover.
7920
Stopwatch: the land of Dragonay
No sooner had Tom come back from his last mission, than Grandpa sends him on the next. Grandpa has discovered a dragon egg about to hatch. Tom, Bilby and Mother Bird, head to Dragonay, taking the egg with them but the residents of Dragonay don't trust humans and all the dragons have disappeared.
ISBN 9781921529337
Series Stopwatch series (3 of 4)
Publisher Walker Books Australia Pty Ltd, 2009
Morgan, Sally & Kwaymullina, Ambelin, Blade & Ezekiel
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4342
Stopwatch: the land of Kur
A stopwatch has sixty thin black lines, each marking off the seconds in a minute. But in grandfathers' stopwatch they are also gateways to different worlds. Tom just can't wait to borrow it. He soon finds himself sucked into a very different world indeed, a world of monsters and warfare.
ISBN 9781921150777
Series Stopwatch series (1 of 4)
Publisher Walker Books Australia Pty Ltd, 2009
Morgan, Sally & Kwaymullina, Ambelin, Blade & Ezekiel
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30963
Stopwatch: the land of Leevan
Tom and Bilby soon discover that although Leevan seems like a fun-filled land, this world is in danger after someone poisoned the creeks and rivers.
ISBN 9781921529344
Series Stopwatch series (4 of 4)
Publisher Walker Books, 2010
Morgan, Sally & Kwaymullina, Ambelin, Blade & Ezekiel
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44248
Stopwatch: the land of Mirthful
At his grandfather's request, Tom and Bilby, are sent to save the Land of Mirthful. Tom is welcomed by the grumpy Queen Mavis, who threatens anyone who laughs with the punishment of death. But she is not the rightful ruler of the Land of Mirthful and without a proper queen their world as they know it is doomed.
ISBN 9781921150784
Series Stopwatch series (2 of 4)
Publisher Walker Books Australia Pty Ltd, 2009
Morgan, Sally & Kwaymullina, Ambelin, Blade & Ezekiel
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2700
Petrifying problem with Princess Petronella, The
On planet, Globagaskar, the King and Queen have gone on holiday, leaving their spoilt daughter, Princess Petronella, in charge. Her latest idea is to turn Earth into a rubbish dump and move all the inhabitants to another planet. Nicola and the Space Brigade embark on a mission to save Earth.
ISBN 9780330423007
Series Space brigade (1 of 2)
Publisher Pan MacMillan, 2007
Topics / Australian Author /
Moriarty, L M
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32907
Shocking trouble on the planet of Shobble
The Space Brigade are on an incredible journey that will take them across infested rivers, snowy swamplands and frozen seas. Along the way they'll learn new skills, make new friends - and they might just change the planet of Shobble's history forever.
ISBN 9780330424707
Series Space brigade (3 of 2)
Publisher Pan MacMillan, 2009
Topics / Australian Author /
Moriarty, L M
No book cover.
Space brigade
Any two books from this series may be read as Challenge books; up to five more can be read as personal choice books. Go to the Series lists for individual book titles.
Series Space brigade (2 books)
Moriarty, L M
No book cover.
25092
Wicked war on the planet of whimsy, The
Nicola Berry, Earthling Ambassador and leader of the Space Brigade, receives the terrible news that Shimlara's family have been kidnapped and are being held captive on the Planet of Whimsy, the most beautiful planet in the universe, by the scaly inhabitants of Volcanomania. Space Brigade to the rescue.
ISBN 9780330425391
Series Space brigade (2 of 2)
Publisher Pan MacMillan, 2009
Topics / Australian Author /
Moriarty, L M
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267
My Hiroshima
Teaching students about the dropping of the atomic bomb on Hiroshima, this picture book tells the story through the eyes of one who lived through this time.
ISBN 9780207188732
Publisher HarperCollins Australia, 1995
Morimoto, Junko
No book cover.
428
Two bullies, The
Two strong men try to out bluff each other, and each becomes a winner. This has been translated from an original Japanese story.
ISBN 9780868966434
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 1991
Morimoto, Junko
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7709
Beowulf
Beowulf, the fearless warrior battles three evils that terrorise the entire kingdom of Denmark. He slays Grendel the merciless ogre and his vengeful sea hag mother. In his old age, Beowulf faces a bloody struggle with the deadly dragon of the deep in which he may not be as successful as in his youth.
ISBN 9781406305975
Publisher Walker Books, 2006
Morpurgo, Michael
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10812
Best mate
Joy and heartbreak combine in this bittersweet tale of a champion greyhound's journey through life as he passes from owner to owner. A wonderful story of the bond betwee a pet and three families who get back much more than they could have imagined from allowing a dog into their lives. This book is also known as Born to Run.
ISBN 9780007262434
Publisher HarperCollins Australia, 2007
Topics / Australian Author /
Morpurgo, Michael
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14663
Dear Olly
The stories of a young man, his little sister and a baby swallow are intertwined simply to reveal the high price a young man pays when he gives up a lucrative career in vet science to bring joy and laughter to orphans in Africa. The values he puts on love, laughter and the chance to see gorillas in the wild make it all worth it.
ISBN 9780006753339
Publisher HarperCollins Australia, 2000
Morpurgo, Michael
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5340
Kensuke's kingdom
An adaptation of the Robinson Crusoe story, a family's sailing adventure turns into a story of survival following a storm.
ISBN 9780749736392
Publisher Egmont Childrens, 2000
Morpurgo, Michael
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9159
Outlaw - the story of Robin Hood
Lost in a dark, strange forest, Robin is rescued by a crew of misfits, the Outlaws. He seeks justice and revenge against the Sheriff of Nottingham, once and for all.
ISBN 9780007465927
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, UK, 2012
Morpurgo, Michael
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47694
Shadow
Two real life events are the foundations of this story. The first is the amazing survival of an Australian black labrador sniffer dog in Afghanistan, missing for fourteen months. The second is the plight of asylum seekers around the world told from the perspective of a thirteen year old Afghani boy. Truly inspiring.
ISBN 9780007339600
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, UK, 2010
Morpurgo, Michael & Birmingham, Christian (ill)
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1038
This morning I met a whale
Michael loves an early morning walk along the Thames River to see the water birds. One day, he is surprised to spot a whale in the river. He thinks he must be dreaming when he can hear the whale's thoughts. The whale has come on a long and difficult journey to pass on a very special message to a child. Michael has to try to help deliver the message.
ISBN 9781406306460
Publisher Walker Books, 2008
Morpurgo, Michael & Birmingham, Christian (ill)
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10077
Pied Piper of Hamelin, The
In the town of Hamelin, the rich and greedy live like kings and queens, while the poor and sick scavenge rubbish tips for scraps. An orphan boy tells the classic tale of how a plague of rats take over the town and how a fantastic piper offers to rid Hamelin of its rats for a single gold coin. But, when the greedy mayor breaks his word, the piper lures the town's children away.
ISBN 9781406315110
Publisher Walker Books, 2011
Topics / Environment /
Morpurgo, Michael & Clark, Emma Chichester (ill)
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15670
Amazing story of Adolphus Tips, The
Set in wartime Devon, this is the diary of plucky young Lily Tregenza whose town is invaded by escaping evacuees and American soldiers. When Lily enlists the help of two young, black American soldiers to find her missing cat, there are surprising results.
ISBN 9780439796613
Publisher HarperCollins Australia, 2005
Morpurgo, Michael & Foreman, Michael (ill)
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5280
Elephant in the garden, An
It's 1944 and Elizabeth's father is fighting with the German army on the eastern front. In Dresden, Elizabeth, Karli and their mother are fleeing the city as the allied bombs fall. They face a torturous journey through a perilous, snow-covered landscape to reach the safety of the west. It would be hard enough, without an elephant in tow.
ISBN 9780007339563
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, UK, 2010
Morpurgo, Michael & Foreman, Michael (ill)
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659
Kaspar prince of cats
At the beginning of the twentieth century, Johnny Trott, a bell-boy at London's prestigious Savoy Hotel, befriends a guest, the Russian aristocrat, Countess Kandinsky. She trusts him to look after her special cat, Prince Kaspar, and a series of events are set in motion that take Johnny and Kaspar all around the world, and change his life forever.
ISBN 9780007266999
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, UK, 2008
Morpurgo, Michael & Foreman, Michael (ill)
No book cover.
13614
Little Manfred
Charley and her brother, Alex, are walking their dog, Manfred, on the beach when they meet two old men staring out to sea. They meet by chance and discover how the men are involved in their mother's past and where the name for their dog really came from.
ISBN 9780007339679
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, UK, 2011
Topics / Year 6 easy reads /
Morpurgo, Michael & Foreman, Michael (ill)
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2245
Birthday book: an illustrated treasury of stories and poems, The
A collection of fact and fiction, some extracts and some complete works, with a common theme of birthdays. Illustrations by Quentin Blake add a lovely dimension.
ISBN 9780224083607
Publisher Jonathan Cape, 2008
Morpurgo, Michael (ed) & Blake, Quentin (ill)
No book cover.
4567
Sensational survivors
New Zealand is home to many fascinating creatures. From a prehistoric reptile to one of the world's largest insects, you'll discover some of the most unusual and impressive species on our planet.
ISBN 9781921150661
Publisher Walker Books Australia Pty Ltd, 2010
Morris, Sandra
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82831
Practical guide to faeries, A
Peek inside the secret world of faeries and find out the difference between a pixie and a nixie, and what happens if you nibble on a piece of faerie food. A mischievous pixie named Pip invites you to tour the wonders of the feywild. Once you've entered faerie land, you may never want to go home again.
ISBN 9780786951406
Series Practical guide series (5 of 5)
Publisher Mirrorstone, 2009
Morris, Susan
No book cover.
2422
Practical guide to wizardry, A
A fantastical introduction to wizards, including all the secrets needed in the first year of wizard training and magic. Beautifully illustrated and imaginative guide to all things wizardly.
ISBN 9780786950423
Series Practical guide series (3 of 5)
Publisher Mirrorstone, 2008
Morris, Susan
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35
Beetle soup: Australian stories and poems for children
An anthology of Australian stories and poems with whimsical pictures.
ISBN 9781863885928
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 1996
Topics / Australian Author /
Morrow, Robin (comp) & King, Stephen Michael (ill)
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22461
Great space race, The
Captain Eric 'Ace' Crankshaw and his robot monkey, Barry, enter a race into space so that Eric's family can be debt free with the ten million dollars in prize money. But, musician Eric ends up having to attempt to save the world instead.
ISBN 9781406309379
Publisher Walker Books, 2010
Mowll, Joshua
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452
Whalers, The
Stepping between Aboriginal Dreaming stories and the Australian yarn, the story of the Whalers reflects the ideas and practice of reconciliation showing the relationship between the orcas and the Aboriginal whalers of Twofold Bay.
ISBN 9780207191770
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, UK, 2002
Mumbulla, Percy & Robinson, Roland E. & Bancroft, Bronwyn (ill)
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15514
All about Jada
This is a photo diary of the life of young Jada, daughter of boxer Anthony Mundine, the author of this book. Jada's special connection to her famous father inspired a tattoo.
ISBN 9780975686003
Publisher Indij Readers, 2004
Mundine, Anthony & Luxton, Peter & Mundine, Danielle (ill)
No book cover.
19121
Toppling
John is obsessed with dominoes, spending hours setting up lines until a small push causes them to fall as they should. When John's friend, Dominic, is diagnosed with cancer, John and his friends' worlds fall apart. They find ways to support Dom through his illness and gain understanding from an unlikely source.
ISBN 9781921529429
Publisher Walker Books, 2010
Murphy, Sally & James, Rhian Nest (ill)
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2027
Pearl verses the world
At school, Pearl feels as though she is in a group of one. Her teacher wants her to write poems that rhyme but Pearl's poems don't. At home, however, Pearl feels safe and loved but her grandmother is slowly fading, and so are Mum and Pearl. When her grandmother eventually passes away, Pearl wants life to go back to the way it was.
ISBN 9781921150937
Publisher Walker Books, 2009
Murphy, Sally & Potter, Heather (ill)
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929

New
Four seasons of Lucy McKenzie, The
The painting of Spring was as bright as a sunny day and the tiny yellow flowers which covered the fields were dancing with the breeze. When Lucy comes closer, she hears a voice calling from the other side and reaches through the painting.
ISBN 9781743317020
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2013
Topics / Australian Author /
Murray, Kirsty
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61947

New
Topsy-turvy world
To the first Europeans who came to Australia, everything seemed topsy turvy. Christmas was in the summer and trees shed their bark but not their leaves. And the animals were bizarre. There was a bird that laughed like a donkey and a type of greyhound that bound along on its hind legs like a hare.
ISBN 9780642277497
Publisher National Library of Australia, 2013
Topics / Australian Author /
Murray, Kirsty
No book cover.
51414
My island home
Everyone who loves Australia can appreciate the beauty and diversity of our wonderful country, shown through Neil Murray's song lyrics and beautiful landscape illustrations by the school children of the Kintore and Galiwinku communities.
ISBN 9780980564334
Publisher One Day Hill Pty Ltd, 2010
Murray, Neil & children from Papunya & Galiwinku (ill) & Hudson Peter (ill)
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Forgotten pearl, The
When Chloe visits her Grandma Poppy, she learns just how close the Second World War came to destroying her family. In 1941, Poppy lived in Darwin, far from the war. When Japan attacked, everything Poppy held dear was threatened. Her brother was taken prisoner-of-war and her home town became a war zone. Poppy and her mother fled to Sydney, only to find that the danger followed them there.
ISBN 9781742753690
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2012
Murrell, Belinda
No book cover.
20823
Ivory rose, The
Jemma lands a babysitting job in Rosethorne, one of the famous witches' houses near her home. The house is supposedly haunted by a sad little girl. When Jemma discovers a beautiful ivory rose locket, she sees a terrifying flashback and wakes up in 1895, where she becomes an apprentice maidservant. But. all is not well in the grand house. Young heiress Georgiana is constantly sick and Jemma suspects she's being poisoned.
ISBN 9781742750712
Publisher Random House Children's Books, 2011
Topics / Australian Author /
Murrell, Belinda
No book cover.
53918
Locket of dreams, The
Sophie falls asleep wearing a locket which belonged to her great-great-great-grandmother and is magically transported to 1858 to learn the truth about Charlotte Mackenzie, how she came to be in Australia and what happened to the family's priceless sapphire.
ISBN 9781741662917
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2009
Topics / Australian Author /
Murrell, Belinda
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46630
Ruby talisman, The
Tilly falls asleep wearing a ruby talisman, wishing she could escape to a more adventurous life. In 1789, Amelie-Mathilde is living at the opulent palace of Versailles but her guardians want her to marry the horrible old Chevalier. Amelie-Mathilde falls asleep holding her own ruby talisman, wishing for rescue.
ISBN 9781864719871
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2010
Topics / Australian Author /
Murrell, Belinda
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5000
Every minute on Earth
Packed with interesting and entertaining facts about the things that happen on Earth every sixty seconds. To whet your appetite, 2,000 thunderstorms occur, 45 million gallons of water go over Niagara Falls, 2,271 working satellites orbit Earth, a hair grows 0.00027 inch and 15,000 gallons of air are inhaled by a blue whale.
ISBN 9780439908870
Publisher Scholastic US, 2007
Murrie, Steve & Matthew & Lloyd, Mary Anne (ill)
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36078
Beginner's guide to revenge, The
At just thirteen, Romola has changed school five times and always has trouble making friends. By chance, she meets Sebastian and they help each other resolve some serious feelings of injustice. Romola is having trouble with some friends who are being mean to her and Sebastian is missing his dad. If someone did something very hurtful to you and you had a perfect way to pay them back, would you do it? Romola and Sebastian have to make just such a decision.
ISBN 9781742750866
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2012
Topics / Australian Author /
Musgrove, Marianne
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42897
Don't breathe a word
Mackenzie and Tahlia have lived with their grandfather since their parents died. Lately, Grandpa hasn't been himself and people are starting to notice. They try to hide his irrational behaviour but Mackenzie must make some difficult choices to protect those she loves.
ISBN 9781741662962
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2009
Topics / Australian Author /
Musgrove, Marianne
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29475
Lucy the good
Lucy van Loon knows she's a good girl. She wonders why she's always sitting on the Time Out chair. After all, she had a good reason for tipping Jacinta's pencils all over the floor and for shrieking when her grumpy aunt called her a greedy liar. Her aunt has brought something from Holland that Lucy wishes she'd never seen. Now, she has to figure out how to avoid it, and fast. It's time to prove she really is Lucy the Good.
ISBN 9781741662955
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2008
Topics / Australian Author /
Musgrove, Marianne & Orsini, Cheryl (ill)
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32726
Lucy the lie detector
Lucy is off on her adventures again, with friends, enemies and lots of accidents and Funniest Home Video moments.
ISBN 9781741664553
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2010
Topics / Australian Author /
Musgrove, Marianne & Orsini, Cheryl (ill)
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