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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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Prisoners in the palace
Sixteen year old Liza expects to make her debut in 1830s London but, when her parents die, she is left penniless and must enter service. She becomes a maid to young Princess Victoria. Liza slowly adjusts to her new life and the temperamental, lonely princess. Liza befriends a young boy and a newspaperman to confront the public slander surrounding the princess. Includes some adult themes and violence. Usually read by students in Years 9, 10 or above.
ISBN 9780811873000
Publisher Chronicle Books, 2010
MacColl, Michaela
No book cover.
12366
Tutankhamun's tomb
Two very different men share an ambition to discover a tomb that nobody else believes is there. It takes many years to locate the burial place of the boy king and many more to uncover the treasures hidden therein.
ISBN 9780439982382
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2003
MacDonald, Alan
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Lake at the end of the world, The
Two children are living in a community in an underground cave because The Counsellor has dropped toxic waste on the earth above.
ISBN 9780140379389
Publisher Penguin, 1995
MacDonald, Caroline
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Women in medieval times
A study of the role of women in Roman and medieval periods in history.
ISBN 9780872265691
Publisher McGraw Hill, 1999
MacDonald, Fiona
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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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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.
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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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Australian backyard explorer
Australian history joins with science to bring the world of the explorer to life. Each chapter contains an historical section plus a related project and some quirky but interesting facts. Trying to stay alive and keeping an eye on the weather are just as applicable today as they were two hundred years ago. Tales of tragedy, conflict and death, loyalty, amazing perseverance and wonderment.
ISBN 9780642276841
Publisher National Library of Australia, 2009
Topics / Australian Author /
Macinnis, Peter
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Australian backyard naturalist
Ever wondered what all those tiny bugs are that you see when you look very closely at a rosebud on a rosebush? Ever wanted to be able to identify a bird just from hearing its song? Want to learn how to keep a pet ant lion? All that and more is to be found within this informative book. Features personal accounts from the author's experiences with many of the species mentioned.
ISBN 9780642277428
Publisher National Library of Australia, 2012
Topics / Australian Author /
Macinnis, Peter
No book cover.
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Kokoda track: 101 days
A fascinating account of the battle for the Kokoda Track in 1942 where 550 men of the 39th Militia Battalion slowed, and eventually stopped, the advance of 6000 experienced Japanese troops across the massive Owen Stanley Ranges.
ISBN 9781876372965
Publisher Black Dog Books, 2007
Topics / Australian Author /
Macinnis, Peter
No book cover.
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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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Storm callers
In tiny Miller's Flat, Mike is stuck at the caravan park helping his mum when he'd rather be with mates. One day, he meets feisty, city girl, Kirsty, who is trying to run away. Together, they escape their boredom and create their own world on a remote beach, beachcombing for treasures and imagining stories about pirates and washed up bodies.
ISBN 9781863682763
Publisher Fremantle Press, 2007
Topics / Australian Author /
Mackay, Duncan
No book cover.
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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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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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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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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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I'm being stalked by a moon shadow
Seth Parrot lives in a dung-covered house with his brother and not so ex-hippy parents. Seth dreams of muscular girls and knows lots of quirky facts, more from reading teenage girls' magazines than from listening to his eccentric dad.
ISBN 9780143301981
Publisher Penguin, 2006
Topics / Australian Author /
MacLeod, Doug
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Kevin the troll
Kevin, the troll, is crafty and cranky, mysterious and moody and he wants children pie for his seven-hundredth birthday. When trolls and humans make contact, amazing events occur.
ISBN 9780143302698
Publisher Puffin Australia, 2007
Topics / Australian Author /
MacLeod, Doug
No book cover.
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Life of a teenage body-snatcher, The
Thomas Timewell is sixteen, living in England in 1828, where body-snatching is rife, cut-throats are about and terrible novelists are absorbing the lives of wealthy women with nothing better to do. Contains some horror and mature themes. Usually read by students in Years 9, 10 and above.
ISBN 9780143203919
Publisher Penguin Books Australia, 2010
Topics / Australian Author /
MacLeod, Doug
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Siggy and Amber
Siggy learns the pitfalls of alcohol abuse and not considering the consequences before embarking on what looks like a good idea at the time. Growing up in a sleepy coastal town full of characters, with the girl he loves only a long bike ride away, Siggy is on a quest for the perfect girlfriend. He also has to survive the cool kids at school and build family ties with a mum, an arty sister and a potential stepfather.
ISBN 9780143304388
Publisher Puffin Australia, 2009
Topics / Australian Author /
MacLeod, Doug
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Tumble turn
At an embarrassing stage of life, Dominic is burdened with a worrying mother, a father who fancies his teacher, an annoying sister and an embarrasiing friend. Dominic is practising Buddhism and resorts to emailing his estranged uncle for support.
ISBN 9780143300632
Publisher Puffin Australia, 2003
Topics / Australian Author /
MacLeod, Doug
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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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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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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.
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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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Rust: a collection of short stories
Twelve short, engaging stories send readers on some humorous, tough and thought provoking journeys. The stories suit a wide range of reading abilities.
ISBN 9781876603014
Publisher Futuretrack Australia, 2005
Topics / Australian Author /
Maekivi, Charles
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Goodnight Mister Tom
William is evacuated to the countryside during the bombing of English cities in World War II. Mr Tom takes him in and turns his sad life around.
ISBN 9780141329703
Publisher Puffin UK, 2010
Magorian, Michelle
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Just Henry
Set in post-war Britain in 1949, fourteen year old Henry has no friends and misses his war-hero father. He resents his stepfather and stepsister, and escapes by going to the cinema, his passion. When Henry develops an old camera film, he uncovers a mystery and events spiral until Henry's life resembles the drama of the big screen.
ISBN 9781405227575
Publisher Egmont Childrens, 2008
Magorian, Michelle
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China: land of dragons and emperors
Paper, gunpowder, silk, porcelain, stirrups for riding horses and many other wonderful and extraordinary things were first used in China. Read about the rise and fall of dynasties, the superstitions and beliefs of the people and the famous people who are part of the great story of China.
ISBN 9781741754674
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2008
Mah, Adeline Yen
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Chinese Cinderella
The plight of a young girl who, because of traditional Chinese beliefs, is rejected by her family at birth.
ISBN 9780141304878
Publisher Penguin, 1999
Mah, Adeline Yen
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Chinese Cinderella and the secret dragon society
A young girl is thrown out of her home by her cruel stepmother onto the dangerous streets of Shanghai. She takes refuge in a Martial Arts Academy and becomes part of a new family. A secret mission changes her life dramatically.
ISBN 9781865088655
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2004
Mah, Adeline Yen
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Chinese Cinderella: the mystery of the Song Dynasty painting
Following a fall, and in hospital where Chinese Cinderella sees a copy of an ancient painting. She is haunted by vivid dreams that seem strange, yet somehow familiar, recalling a life lived eight hundred years ago during the Song Dynasty. Hypnosis is used, leaving open the concept of reincarnation.
ISBN 9781741146363
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2009
Mah, Adeline Yen
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Aliens in the family
Jake helps her new step-sister and step-brother to protect an alien from another dimension.
ISBN 9780590448987
Publisher Scholastic US, 1994
Mahy, Margaret
No book cover.
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Changeover, The
Laura has premonitions and senses what is about to happen. She is encouraged to 'change over' and become a witch so that she can help save her brother from an evil spirit.
ISBN 9780007155019
Publisher HarperCollins Australia, 2003
Mahy, Margaret
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Dangerous spaces
Athena finds a box covered with green material. Inside it, she sees a dream world which draws her and her cousins in.
ISBN 9780140363623
Publisher Puffin NZ, 1993
Mahy, Margaret
No book cover.
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Haunting, The
A child begins to receive strange messages and learns about a family legacy.
ISBN 9780140363258
Publisher Penguin, 2000
Mahy, Margaret
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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.
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Underrunners
Kidnapping and suspense highlight this story of two children who have to rely on courage and resourcefulness to escape from a bleak house.
ISBN 9780670841790
Publisher Viking UK, 1992
Mahy, Margaret
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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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Secrets in the fire
Based on a true account of a young refugee girl's determination to overcome the loss of her legs in a Mozambique landmine accident. A deeply moving and unforgettable story.
ISBN 9781865081816
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2000
Mankell, Henning
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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.
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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.
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Looking for Alibrandi
Josephine, a second generation Australian from an Italian family, seeks to find her way during her HSC year.
ISBN 9780140293500
Publisher Penguin, 2000
Topics / Australian Author /
Marchetta, Melina
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Hairs in the palm of the hand
A story that features civil rights for women.
ISBN 9780722657287
Publisher Viking Children's, 1981
Mark, Jan
No book cover.
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Handles
A girl, who is mad about motor bikes, finds happiness in a run-down bike shop.
ISBN 9780143015871
Publisher Viking Children's, 1987
Mark, Jan & Parkins, David
No book cover.
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Animals Robert Scott saw: an adventure in Antarctica
In 1901, Robert Scott made his first trip to Antarctica. This is the incredible story of Scott's adventures and the animals he saw along the way.
ISBN 9780811849180
Publisher Chronicle Books, 2008
Markle, Sandra
No book cover.
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Daughter of the flames
A sweeping fantasy chronicling a courageous girl's sometimes violent fight for freedom in a world ravaged by war and religious fanaticism. Tackles themes such as religion and terrorism as well as unconventional love. Usually read by students in Year 10 and above.
ISBN 9781406308617
Publisher Walker Books, 2008
Marriott, Zoe
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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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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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Head book, The
A quick-fix guide to general knowledge and trivia. Everything you needed to know, and maybe didn't even know to ask, explained with wit and clarity.
ISBN 9780330363211
Publisher Pan MacMillan, 2001
Topics / Australian Author /
Marsden, John
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So much to tell you
Marina's face is shockingly scarred. She has not spoken since her father threw acid at her mother, hitting Marina instead. As part of a writing assignment, she has to keep a journal. In it, she deals realistically with her post-traumatic stress.
ISBN 9780850919417
Publisher Thomas C Lothian Pty Ltd, 1999
Topics / Australian Author /
Marsden, John
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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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Take my word for it
In a Year 9 boarding school dormitory, introspective Laura pours out her observations of friends, family, her frustrations and successes, her thoughts and feelings in her writing. She also befriends Marina who readers met in 'So much to tell you'.
ISBN 9780732907655
Publisher Pan MacMillan, 1993
Topics / Australian Author /
Marsden, John
No book cover.
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Tomorrow, when the war began
The first book in the Tomorrow series. A group of teenagers return from a camping trip to find their town invaded and their parents imprisoned. They must mature quickly, deal with teenage angst and become combative to ensure their own survival.
ISBN 9780330274869
Publisher Pan MacMillan, 1999
Topics / Australian Author /
Marsden, John
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Home and away
Everyone wants a safe place, a place to share with people they love and to call home. Torn from everything they know and love, a young boy and his family struggle to survive the harsh realities of living life as refugees. A harrowing read for refugees from other lands, a disturbingly thought-provoking read for those of us who have always lived in peace and with plenty.
ISBN 9780734410566
Publisher Lothian Books, 2008
Topics / Australian Author /
Marsden, John & Ottley, Matt (ill)
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Rabbits, The
A sophisticated picture book depicting the invasion and multiplying of the rabbits. The threat that this poses is symbolic of the coming of white civilisation to Australia.
ISBN 9780734402219
Publisher Thomas C Lothian Pty Ltd, 2000
Topics / Australian Author /
Marsden, John & Tan, Shaun (ill)
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I can jump puddles
Alan Marshall's classic autobiography shows how someone who contracted polio at the age of six, in 1908, and was permanently crippled can still lead a fulfilling life.
ISBN 9780143003045
Publisher Penguin, 2004
Topics / Australian Author /
Marshall, Alan
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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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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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Santa Claus in Baghdad and other stories about teens in the Arab world
Eight short stories that provide a window into the little known world of teenagers growing up in different parts of the Arab world, including Iraq, Tunisia, Egypt, Lebanon, Syria and Jordan.
ISBN 9780253220042
Publisher Indiana University Press, 2008
Marston, Ella
No book cover.
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Lionheart: a journey of the human spirit
The inspirational sailing adventure of Jesse Martin's solo voyage around the world.
ISBN 9781865085708
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2001
Topics / Australian Author /
Martin, Jesse
No book cover.
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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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Ratwhiskers and me
A prose-verse novel, set amidst the chaos and brutality of the Victorian goldfields in the 1800s. The narrator, traumatised by a fire in which her family died, and her mangy dog, Ratwhiskers, are befriended by a Chinese boy. Posing as a boy, she flees to the Chinese camp, pretending to be Chinese and taking a new name.
ISBN 9781921150395
Publisher Walker Books, 2008
Marwood, Lorraine
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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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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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What's Biology all about?
Discover what life is, how it works and why Biology is more exciting today then ever before...
ISBN 9781409547068
Publisher Usborne Publishing Ltd, 2009
Maskell, Hazel et al
No book cover.
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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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Birdie in the sky
Birdie and her dad love being up in the sky in their Tiger Moth plane, Peggybelle. That is, until a terrible accident makes it a matter of life and death, and Birdie finds herself flying the plane alone.
ISBN 9780143305903
Series Aussie chomps (17 books)
Publisher Puffin Australia, 2011
Topics / Australian Author /
Mason, Prue
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Camel rider
Set in the panic and confusion of a wartime attack, two boys from different cultures must rely on each other to survive in the desert.
ISBN 9780143300823
Publisher Penguin Books Ltd, UK, 2004
Mason, Prue
No book cover.
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Birds of a feather
Year 6 schoolgirls must deal with issues of bullying.
ISBN 9781863304726
Publisher Hodder Headline Australia Pty Ltd, 1996
Topics / Australian Author /
Masson, Sophie
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Boggle hunters: Game on
Sam comes from a family of boggle hunters, although he is unaware of this when he is sent to stay with his English relatives. Computer games are Sam's passion and he cannot believe his eyes when he receives an invitation to become part of the role-playing game, 'Grim's castle'. Parallel stories ensue with Sam being led through a dangerous game and cousin Jenny searching for her missing parents. Fantasy and magic weave throughout this exciting quest.
ISBN 9781741698510
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2012
Topics / Australian Author /
Masson, Sophie
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Cold iron
Tattercoat's only friends include Pug, the gooseherd, and Malkin, the serving maid. They devise a way to smuggle Tattercoat in to a birthday ball from which her grandfather has excluded her.
ISBN 9780733605833
Publisher Hodder Headline Australia Pty Ltd, 1998
Topics / Australian Author /
Masson, Sophie
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In hollow lands
A group of teens are abducted into the land of the Korrigans. The human world continues to search for the group, who have now been separated into the two worlds. The heroic journeys of all the characters are akin to those journeys of the literature of old.
ISBN 9780340854426
Publisher Hodder Children's Books (UK), 2004
Masson, Sophie
No book cover.
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Malvolio's revenge
An English theatre troupe travelling in the New Orleans area, in a world of voodoo, black magic and gangsters, are dragged into a suspenseful mystery that involves murder, blackmail and intrigue.
ISBN 9780340883648
Publisher Hodder Children's Books (Australia), 2005
Masson, Sophie
No book cover.
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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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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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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.
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Ned Kelly's secret
Hugo and his father have come to Australia to research life in the gold fields. When the coach they are travelling on is bailed up by a bushranger, they decide to find out all they can about bushrangers. Little does Hugo know that when he befriends fifteen year old Ned Kelly, he is much closer to bushrangers that he expected. His comfortable travels with is father are about to lead to exciting and dangerous places.
ISBN 9781742830322
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2012
Topics / Australian Author /
Masson, Sophie
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Tempestuous voyage of Hopewell Shakespeare, The
Hopewell Shakespeare craves adventure and he joins the crew of a notorious buccaneer hunting for the Lost Island of the Lord of Alchemists where dreams come true. Usually read by students in Years 9, 10 or above.
ISBN 9780340965917
Publisher Hodder Children's Books (Australia), 2003
Topics / Australian Author /
Masson, Sophie
No book cover.
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Tiger, The
Java is the setting for this story about an Indonesian family and an old mystery surrounding Nick's grandmother.
ISBN 9780207196355
Publisher HarperCollins Australia, 1998
Masson, Sophie
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Understudy's revenge, The
Millie Osborne is an errand girl for King's company, the famous troupe of actors who, beset by misfortune, have decided to put on a spectacular performance of Hamlet to announce their comeback. When mysterious Oliver Parry arrives to audition for Hamlet, Millie is intrigued and wonders why he is so secretive. She investigates and Millie uncovers secret identities, betrayal, lies, revenge and, perhaps, even murder.
ISBN 9781741698138
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2011
Topics / Australian Author /
Masson, Sophie
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Case of the diamond shadow, The
Daisy and George find themselves caught up in a world of mystery and glamour when they try to unmask the jewel thief before it's too late.
ISBN 9780733323300
Publisher ABC Books, 2008
Topics / Australian Author /
Masson, Sophie
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Road to Camelot, The
Short stories from a range of authors using characters from the life and times of the legendary King Arthur. Each tells the story of a turning point or magical moment in the early life of that character and the consequence for the future.
ISBN 9781740518017
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2002
Topics / Australian Author /
Masson, Sophie (ed.)
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Beautiful lie, A
In 1947, Bilal is shields his dying father from the truth about the violence that is threatening India and their formerly peaceful community. With determination and help from friends, Bilal persuades others to collude with him in this deception, even printing false pages of the local newspaper. Bilal just wants his father to die in peace but that means Bilal has a complicated relationship with the truth.
ISBN 9781408805756
Publisher Bloomsbury, 2011
Master, Irfan
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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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Girl like me, A
In a Victorian farming community, Emmie's mother takes on Bertha to help with the chores and the two girls become friends. Emmie discovers Bertha's terrible secrets and their lives intertwine. Based on true events and containing adult themes. Usually read by students in Years 9, 10 and above.
ISBN 9780143011484
Publisher Penguin Books Australia, 2010
Topics / Australian Author /
Matthews, Penny
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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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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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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
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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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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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Amazing and bizarre - ten wonderfully weird stories
A collection of ten, strange stories, including one about a person who swam so much, he grew fins.
ISBN 9780440407058
Publisher Yearling, 1992
Topics / Australian Author /
Matthews, Penny (comp)
No book cover.
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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.
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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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No gun for Asmir
Asmir and his family are trying to escape from the war in Sarajevo.
ISBN 9780140367294
Publisher Puffin Australia, 1993
Topics / Australian Author /
Mattingley, Christobel & Honey, Elizabeth (ill)
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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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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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Beautiful monster
Tessa needs to be perfect, the perfect daughter, with the perfect marks and the perfect body. But, there is a fine line between being in control and being controlled, in Tessa's effort to achieve perfection. Contains mature themes and some language in context. Usually read by student in Years 9,10 or above.
ISBN 9781921361982
Publisher Fremantle Press, 2010
Topics / Australian Author /
McCaffrey, Kate
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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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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.
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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.
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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.
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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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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.
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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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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.
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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.
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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.
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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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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.
105
Diary Z
Red Liston entertains the reader with diary entries about his teenage exploits.
ISBN 9781862913790
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 1998
McCarthy, Stephanie
No book cover.
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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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Little lower than the angels, A
Gabriel is apprenticed to a stonemason, a cruel master. When the opportunity presents itself, he runs away to join a troupe of travelling mystery players.
ISBN 9780192717801
Publisher Oxford University Press, 1998
McCaughrean, Geraldine
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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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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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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.
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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.
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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.
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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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Binna Binna man, The
A young Aboriginal boy is travelling back to his home on the mission to attend the funeral of a cousin.
ISBN 9781865080710
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 1999
McDonald, Meme & Pryor, Boori
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Maybe tomorrow
In this story of reconciliation and courage, Boori is determined to carry on his late brother's tradition of storytelling and performing.
ISBN 9781742372440
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2010
McDonald, Meme & Pryor, Boori
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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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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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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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Anna the goanna and other poems
A colourful, engaging picture book containing a collection of poems about living in an Aboriginal community.
ISBN 9780855753443
Publisher Aboriginal Studies Press, 2000
McDougall, Jill & Taylor, Jenny (ill)
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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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Among ants, between bees
An anthology covering a wide range of human experiences.
ISBN 9780732948412
Publisher Pan MacMillan, 1998
Topics / Australian Author /
McFarlane, Peter
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90431
Ship kings: Coming of the whirlpool, The
Young Dow Amber is no sailor. But driven by a strange sea-longing he ventures down to the great grim bay known as the Claw. He hopes there to learn of seafaring, but he finds only a fearful people who scarcely sail at all, for fear they have been cursed.
ISBN 9781742376479
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2011
Topics / Australian Author /
McGahan, Andrew
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Ship kings: Voyage of the unquiet ice, The
Dow Amber has set sail at last upon the battleship Chloe, but can an outsider and an enemy ever truly belong in the Ship Kings' world? In the icy wastes, Dow must take his fate in hand. Is he truly destined to be a mariner? Is the mysterious scapegoat girl Ignella a friend or a foe?
ISBN 9781742378220
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2012
Topics / Australian Author /
McGahan, Andrew
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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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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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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.
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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.
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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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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.
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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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Caddy ever after
Saffy and Rose have a near death experience on the moors involving a party balloon. Indigo is trying to sort out everybody's love life including his own. More importantly, Caddy has found true love and is about to marry and live happily ever after.
ISBN 9780340903155
Series Casson family series (4 of 5)
Publisher Hodder Children's Books (UK), 2006
McKay, Hilary
No book cover.
Casson family series
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 Casson family series (5 books)
McKay, Hilary
No book cover.
78100
Forever Rose
It's tough being the youngest and Rose is feeling lonely. The family is busy doing their own things and Rose comes home to a quiet, empty house every day. School is no longer a peaceful place either because of her new, irritating teacher, Mr Spencer. Rose is having a difficult time with reading and is deeply disappointed when no-one has time to shop for a Christmas tree.
ISBN 9780340931073
Series Casson family series (5 of 5)
Publisher Hodder Children's Books (UK), 2008
McKay, Hilary
No book cover.
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Indigo's star
Indigo dreads returning to school where his sensitive nature makes him a target for bullies. Enter Tom, from America, who is living with his English grandmother to avoid dealing with his divorced parents and Indigo's feisty sister, Rose.
ISBN 9780689865633
Series Casson family series (2 of 5)
Publisher Margaret K McElderry, 2004
McKay, Hilary
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Permanent Rose
Life hasn't been easy for Permanent Rose but shoplifting will only complicate it further. Lots of family secrets are uncovered, with sadness turning to forgiveness, and Rose is at last reunited with the person she loves.
ISBN 9780340882436
Series Casson family series (3 of 5)
Publisher Hodder Children's Books (UK), 2005
McKay, Hilary
No book cover.
9934
Saffy's angel
Saffy feels like an outsider until her family's actions and efforts on her behalf make her feel very loved, in this, our first meeting with the delightful, Casson family children.
ISBN 9780340850800
Series Casson family series (1 of 5)
Publisher Hodder Children's Books (Australia), 2004
McKay, Hilary
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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.
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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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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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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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Blue sword, The
Living in the desert country of Damar, shared by the Homelanders and the secretive magical Hillfolk, orphaned Harry Crewe is kidnapped by Corlath, the Hillfolk king. He intends to train her in the arts of war until she is a match for any of his men.
ISBN 9780141309750
Publisher Penguin Putnam, 2002
McKinley, Robin
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Nzingha, warrior queen of Matamba, Africa 1595
Presents the fictional diary of thirteen year old Nzingha, a sixteenth-century West African princess, who loves to hunt and hopes, one day, to lead her kingdom against the invasion of the Portuguese slave traders.
ISBN 9780439112109
Series Royal diaries (20 books)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2000
McKissack, Patricia
No book cover.
9903
Thirteen
Thirteen short stories about being thirteen years old written by thirteen different authors. Includes spoilt birthday parties, peer pressure, embarrassing parents, finding your identity and being true to yourself.
ISBN 9781843628354
Publisher Orchard Books, 2005
McLay, John (ed)
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Ancient hero, The
When Zelder translates three ancient spells she becomes the target of the sinister swordsman called the stalker. She and her brother, would-be swordsman Corram, must cheat death to stop the whole world being destroyed.
ISBN 9780734406576
Series Quentaris chronicles (15 of 29)
Publisher Thomas C Lothian Pty Ltd, 2004
McMullen, Sean
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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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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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See how they run
A British family is forced to flee to Australia to escape criminals in England. This six-part thriller is exciting and suspenseful.
ISBN 9780141303338
Publisher Penguin, 1999
Topics / Australian Author /
McRobbie, David
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This book is haunted
Stories of ghostly fiction.
ISBN 9781863307567
Publisher Hodder Headline Australia Pty Ltd, 1996
Topics / Australian Author /
McRobbie, David
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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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Waxing with Wayne
More adventures of Wayne Wilson. Wayne's sister is engaged, his hideous young cousin and wonderfully eccentric grandfather come to stay and his best mate seems to upstage him on every occasion, leaving Wayne's love life in tatters.
ISBN 9781863300933
Publisher Hodder Headline Australia Pty Ltd, 1991
Topics / Australian Author /
McRobbie, David
No book cover.
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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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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.
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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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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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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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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.
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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.
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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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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.
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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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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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
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Bloodthirsty
Awkward and allergic to the sun, sixteen year old Finbar never gets the girl. When he notices that the female students at his school are obsessed with a vampire romance novel, Finbar seizes the opportunity. He'll become a vampire. Or at least fake it. When he meets the one girl who just might like him for who he really is, he finds that his life as a pseudo-vampire is more complicated than he expected. Usually read by students in Years 9, 10 or above.
ISBN 9780732292195
Publisher HarperCollins Australia, 2010
Meaney, Flynn
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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.
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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.
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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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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.
51535
Send Simon Savage
After his father mysteriously goes missing, thirteen year old Simon is invited to follow in his father's footsteps by joining a team that experiments with time travel.
ISBN 9781921541339
Publisher Little Hare Books, 2010
Topics / Australian Author /
Measday, Stephen
No book cover.
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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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In the monkey forest
Miki is entrusted to return a piece of embroidered fabric and a silk ribbon to Aiko and inherits a bossy little pixie called Nameless. Miki must unravel clues from the past to save the day.
ISBN 9780143302162
Publisher Puffin Australia, 2005
Topics / Australian Author /
Meehan, Kierin
No book cover.
9325
Night singing
A funny and fascinating story of contemporary Australia with a moving tale of survival in Hiroshima at the end of the Second World War. When Josh breaks his leg, he is rescued by his kind but mysterious neighbour, Mrs Murakami.
ISBN 9780143300601
Publisher Penguin, 2003
Meehan, Kierin
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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.
9347
Changing stories
A collection of different versions of folk and fairy stories designed to encourage secondary students to consider different points of view and the ways stories can change over time.
ISBN 9781875136018
Publisher Chalkface Press, 1990
Topics / Australian Author /
Mellor, Bronwyn & Hemming, Judith & Leggett, Jane
No book cover.
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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.
26349
Apothecary, The
In 1952, after her parents are identified as communists, Janie must move from Los Angeles to the safety of London. The war has ended but it's a tense time, and Janie is uncomfortable at her new school. She notices Benjamin, a curiously defiant boy, who dreams of becoming a spy. When his father, an apothecary, is kidnapped, Benjamin and Janie are embroiled in a plot involving real espionage and nuclear threats.
ISBN 9781921758171
Publisher Text Publishing Co, 2011
Meloy, Maile
No book cover.
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Moby Dick
The classic tale of Captain Ahab who has sworn vengeance on Moby Dick, the white whale that took his leg, told through the eyes of the sailor, Ishmael. Ahab's bitter hatred threatens to destroy everyone. Evocative drawings, the gorier practices of nineteenth century whaling and insightful notes on Melville's deeper themes compellingly invite readers to discover the full text.
ISBN 9780744586220
Publisher Walker Books, 2006
Melville, Herman & Needle, Jan (pres) & Benson, Patrick (ill)
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Cupid's arrow
Fleur's recurring nightmare is being hunted through a dark forest by a sinister archer. When her mother inherits a fabulous book collection, they travel to France together. They are in the heart of King Arthur country, steeped with mystery and hidden wealth. Fleur meets Remy, the boy of her dreams, and it's love at first sight. But, Fleur's nightmare is just about to begin. Strong language in context and mature themes.
ISBN 9781741664379
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2009
Merlin, Isabelle
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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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Black water
When Farren's father goes missing at sea, all he wants is for his older brother to come home from the war in Gallipoli. But, when Danny returns, he has changed from the person Farren remembers. This is a story of two brothers' struggle to make their way in a difficult world. Mature themes and very strong language used in context throughout.
ISBN 9780143005612
Publisher Penguin Books Australia, 2007
Topics / Australian Author /
Metzenthen, David
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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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Colour of sunshine, The
Following the death of his older sister in a car accident, a nine year old boy is surrounded by the grief of his family.
ISBN 9780141310510
Publisher Penguin, 2000
Topics / Australian Author /
Metzenthen, David
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Finn and the big guy
Finn comes to the city for his first big break as a stablehand at a large racetrack. Working with the horses he loves, Finn feels valuable for the first time in his life. But there's trouble at the track, and Finn finds it difficult to know who to trust.
ISBN 9780140382679
Publisher Penguin, 1997
Topics / Australian Author /
Metzenthen, David
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Gilbert's ghost train
Is Gilbert real or a ghost? Martin doesn't much care - at least he is helping to distract his brother from his illness.
ISBN 9781865044590
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2002
Topics / Australian Author /
Metzenthen, David
No book cover.
58097
Jarvis 24
We first meet Marc Jarvis and his best mate, Travis, as stereotypical sports-playing, girl-ogling sixteen year olds. As the book unfolds, we see beyond the exterior as Marc makes sense of his feelings and attitudes. His views about people, loyalty, friendship, love and its loss are challenged.
ISBN 9780143010043
Publisher Penguin Books Australia, 2009
Topics / Australian Author /
Metzenthen, David
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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.
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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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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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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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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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Anastasia, the last Grand Duchess, Russia 1918
A novel in diary form in which the youngest daughter of Czar Nicholas II describes the privileged life her family led up until the time of World War I and the tragic events that befell them.
ISBN 9780439129084
Series Royal diaries (20 books)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2000
Meyer, Carolyn
No book cover.
11071
Isabel, jewel of Castilla, Spain 1466
Isabel strives to remain on good terms with her controlling half-brother, King Enrique, and her younger sibling, the rebel King Alfonso in this tale of romance. As matches are made and broken, the princess finally weds the man of her choice.
ISBN 9780439078054
Series Royal diaries (20 books)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2000
Meyer, Carolyn
No book cover.
32595
Kristina, The Girl King, Sweden 1638
King Gustav II Adolf desperately wanted a son to become his heir. Upon his daughter's birth, the king declared she would be treated as a boy and, someday, be King of Sweden. Kristina describes learning fencing and horseback riding.
ISBN 9780439249768
Series Royal diaries (20 books)
Publisher Scholastic UK, 2003
Meyer, Carolyn
No book cover.
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Breaking dawn
Isabella Swan marries Edward Cullen and honours her commitment to become a vampire. The birth of their child places the Cullen family in great risk from the governing elite. Once again, Bella must look to her best friend, Jacob Black, for an unlikely allegiance which may save the day. Explores the consequences of power, the nature of love and loss, and the self-knowledge that comes from the journey into adulthood.
ISBN 9780316067928
Series Twilight saga (4 of 4)
Publisher Little, Brown & Co, 2008
Meyer, Stephanie
No book cover.
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Eclipse
Newborn vampires are terrorising the residents of Seattle and Bella again finds herself in grave danger. To help control the mounting chaos, Bella must try to bring the feuding vampires and werewolves together, and decide between her love for Edward and her friendship with Jacob.
ISBN 9781905654369
Series Twilight saga (3 of 4)
Publisher Little, Brown & Co, 2007
Meyer, Stephanie
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New moon
For Bella Swan, there is one thing more important than life itself, Edward Cullen. But, being in love with a vampire is even more dangerous than Bella could have imagined. Edward has already rescued Bella from the clutches of one evil vampire but, as their daring relationship threatens everything, they realise their troubles are just beginning.
ISBN 9780316007696
Series Twilight saga (2 of 4)
Publisher Little, Brown & Co, 2007
Meyer, Stephanie
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Twilight
When her mother remarries, Isabella Swan moves to sunless Forks in Washington to join her father. On her first day at school, Bella is drawn to the incredibly beautiful Edward Cullen, not knowing that he and his family are vampires. They try not to prey on humans but Bella is particularly irresistible. Bella soon realises that falling in love with a vampire can be extremely dangerous.
ISBN 9781905654345
Series Twilight saga (1 of 4)
Publisher Little, Brown & Co, 2007
Meyer, Stephanie
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Twilight saga
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 Twilight saga (4 books)
Meyer, Stephanie
No book cover.
9936
Leaving home
Set in South Africa, orphaned Sam has to leave his affluent life in the city, his computer, his trendy clothing and his pride, to live with his aunt in a village at the back of beyond. He has to sleep on the floor in a one-roomed hut, sharing with his aunt and cousins. Sam must work out where he belongs.
ISBN 9781842707784
Publisher Andersen Press Ltd, 2008
Michael, Jan
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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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18372
Usborne art ideas: drawing cartoons
Excellent book outlining the tips and techniques involved in creating cartoons. Includes links to a website for extra information, pictures and templates. Written in an easy to follow manner allowing even lesser artistic types to gain skills.
ISBN 9780746048429
Publisher Usborne Publishing Ltd, 2002
Milbourne, Anna & McCafferty, Jan & MacKinnon, Catherine-Anne
No book cover.
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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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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.
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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.
6543
Small free kiss in the dark, A
Skip is an outsider, a quiet observer, who draws pictures to make sense of the world. When war grips the city in which Skip and his mismatched family are surviving, they are forced to shelter in an empty fun fair, scavenge for food and live on their imaginations.
ISBN 9781741756586
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2009
Topics / Australian Author /
Millard, Glenda
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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
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Series Kingdom of silk (6 books)
Millard, Glenda & King, Stephen Michael (ill)
No book cover.
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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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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.
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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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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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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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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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They told me I had to write this
Blamed for the death of his mother, carrying a terrible secret from Grade 5 and in trouble with the police, Clem is now in a school for toxic teenagers. Encouraged to write Clem goes deep into the trauma that has defined his life. Issues of bullying, child abuse, family dysfunction, drugs, grief. Street language used in context.
ISBN 9781876462840
Publisher Ford Street Publishing, 2009
Topics / Australian Author /
Miller, Kim
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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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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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Boy who disappeared, The
Rodney has powers to be a 'switcher' who can travel between parallel worlds. One world is highly developed and the other is almost medieval. The story follows the adventures across both worlds.
ISBN 9780734408921
Publisher Thomas C Lothian Pty Ltd, 2006
Milton, Wendy
No book cover.
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Fracture
Eleven minutes passed before Delaney Maxwell was pulled from the icy waters by her best friend, Decker. By then, her heart had stopped beating and her brain had stopped working. Delaney is declared officially dead. Then, she starts breathing and the doctors are mystified. Outwardly, Delaney has completely recovered but she knows something is wrong. Delaney finds herself drawn to the dying.
ISBN 9781408817391
Publisher Bloomsbury, 2012
Miranda, Megan
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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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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
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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.
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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.
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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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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
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Chalkline
It's an ordinary morning at school in rural Kashmir when the silence of dawn prayers is ripped apart by gunfire. Freedom Fighters are raiding his village and Rafiq is the first boy to cross the chalkline into a life of brutality and violence. Rafiq's memory of his family has been all but obliterated by his forced training, indoctrination and terrorist actions and is unrecognisable as the boy who left the village. Includes violence. Usually read by students in Years 9, 10 or above.
ISBN 9781406315172
Publisher Walker Books, 2009
Mitchell, Jane
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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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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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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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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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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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Series Book of lies trilogy (3 books)
Moloney, James
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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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Bridge to Wiseman's Cove, A
Karl and his wild young brother are taken in by their aunt, after their mother abandons them.
ISBN 9780702228841
Publisher University of Queensland Press, 1996
Topics / Australian Author /
Moloney, James
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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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Crossfire
Luke is interested in guns and hunting but it is the emotional crossfire between his divorced parents that has him trapped.
ISBN 9780702223846
Publisher University of Queensland Press, 1992
Topics / Australian Author /
Moloney, James
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Dougy
Dougy's sister, Gracey, is chosen for the State Athletics Championships but it leads to violence. It is up to Dougy to save his family from the racist war that ensues and the mysterious Moodagudda. The first book in a trilogy.
ISBN 9780702224997
Publisher University of Queensland Press, 2004
Topics / Australian Author /
Moloney, James
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Gracey
It's school holidays and Gracey is coming home to Cunningham, a remote country town. Everything looks different, even frightening. When her brother, Dougy, finds three aboriginal bones, a chain of events causes Gracey to reconnect with her Aboriginal heritage. Includes coarse language and adult themes. Usually read by students in Years 9, 10 and above.
ISBN 9780702237072
Publisher University of Queensland Press, 2009
Moloney, James
No book cover.
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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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Lost property
Josh feels lost in his rapidly coming adult world. His family are haunted by the disappearance of his older brother, Michael. Josh's relationship with his girlfreind is full of teenage angst and tension. His holiday job in the lost property department with the philosophical Clive reveals that adult emotions are just as complex. Josh decides he must bring Michael home no matter what. Some strong language used in context.
ISBN 9780670029433
Publisher Penguin, 2005
Topics / Australian Author /
Moloney, James
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Lucien
Young Lucien, the little boy Silvermay raised as her own, must be freed of his magic. It's not just for his sake, as Lucien might destroy the whole kingdom.
ISBN 9780732292058
Series Silvermay trilogy - NEW SERIES 2014 (3 of 3)
Publisher Angus & Robertson (HarperCollins), 2013
Topics / Australian Author /
Moloney, James
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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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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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Pipe, The
A skateboarding story with a twist.
ISBN 9780850917871
Publisher Thomas C Lothian Pty Ltd, 1996
Topics / Australian Author /
Moloney, James
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Silvermay
When she laid eyes on the strange couple, young village girl Silvermay, had no idea that her life would change so completely. All she knew was that the man was handsome and every girl in the town was looking at him. When the woman collapses, Silvermay is given the task of caring for her newborn child, and she is drawn into a voyage to save the child from a dark and bloody destiny, foretold in an ancient mosaic.
ISBN 9780732292034
Series Silvermay trilogy - NEW SERIES 2014 (3 books)
Publisher Angus & Robertson (HarperCollins), 2011
Topics / Australian Author /
Moloney, James
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Series Silvermay trilogy - NEW SERIES 2014 (3 books)
Moloney, James
No book cover.
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Snake man, The
Terry and Liam are concerned about the contents of the box they helped carry into the derelict house of the taxidermist. Liam feels their concerns were warranted when Terry disappears.
ISBN 9780850918991
Publisher Thomas C Lothian Pty Ltd, 2000
Topics / Australian Author /
Moloney, James
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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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Tamlyn
Silvermay has followed and assisted Tamlyn through many dangers to defeat the darkness of his soul and save baby Lucien from the evil magic inside of him. If Silvermay can save Tamlyn from himself, then together they may save Lucien from the horrors Coyle wants to inflict through Lucien.
ISBN 9780732292041
Series Silvermay trilogy - NEW SERIES 2014 (3 books)
Publisher Angus & Robertson (HarperCollins), 2012
Topics / Australian Author /
Moloney, James
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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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Kill the possum
Dylan Kane has never met his father. But, he has met Kirsty Beale's step-father, a brute of a man, a bully, a living-room thug. KIrsty's family is tormented by his cruelty and she is desperate to live a normal life. Dylan and Kirsty's brother hatch a plan to make him stop. A gripping and powerfully moving story of a family stretched to breaking point and a portrait of a killer. A confronting, controversial topic with inherent violence.
ISBN 9780143004202
Publisher Penguin Books Australia, 2008
Topics / Australian Author /
Moloney, James
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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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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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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.
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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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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.
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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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Series Anne of Green Gables series (10 books)
Montgomery, L M
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Harp at midnight, The
When thirteen year old Andrew Ferguson goes to stay in an old house in Ireland, he is immediately plunged into the mysteries of Irish legend.
ISBN 9780091838751
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 1999
Mor, Caiseal
No book cover.
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Gil's quest
Gilgamesh's story retold by Gil, himself, is a gripping blend of narrative, fantasy, history and myth, dating from around 2000 BC. It follows his quest for everlasting life which pits him against Enki the Shag and takes him to the end of the world.
ISBN 9780864615527
Publisher Koala Books, 2003
Topics / Australian Author /
Morgan, Damian & Whatley, Bruce (ill)
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Highwayman's curse, The
On the run from the redcoats, the two young highwaymen, Will and Bess, find themselves in Scotland, blamed for a murder they did not commit. They are captured by smugglers and become embroiled in religious hatred and revenge that goes back for generations. Will and Bess will have to make decisions and choices that will test their courage to the limit.
ISBN 9781406303124
Series Highwayman series, The (2 of 2)
Publisher Walker Books, 2007
Morgan, Nicola
No book cover.
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Highwayman's footsteps, The
William de Lacy, the high born son of a gentleman, is on the run for stealing money and a horse. These are hanging offences and Will and the mysterious Bess must be resourceful and brave enough to survive an eighteenth century highwayman's life.
ISBN 9781406303117
Series Highwayman series, The (1 of 2)
Publisher Walker Books, 2006
Morgan, Nicola
No book cover.
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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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My place
An autobiography of three generations of Sally Morgan's Aboriginal family that traces her search for identity.
ISBN 9780949206312
Publisher Fremantle Press, 2000
Morgan, Sally
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Sally's story
The first part of Sally Morgan's My Place, presented as Sally's story of her school days, her family, growing up, going to university and trying to discover her place.
ISBN 9780949206787
Publisher Fremantle Press, 2003
Morgan, Sally
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Wanamurraganya: the story of Jack McPhee
The story of Jack McPee, an itinerant station and mine worker, from the Pilbara region of Australia.
ISBN 9780949206992
Publisher Fremantle Press, 1990
Morgan, Sally
No book cover.
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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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Series Stopwatch series (4 books)
Morgan, Sally & Kwaymullina, Ambelin, Blade & Ezekiel
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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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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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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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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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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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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
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Series Space brigade (2 books)
Moriarty, L M
No book cover.
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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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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.
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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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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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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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Billy the kid
Billy doesn't think or act his age. His memories of his days as a Chelsea striker and his interests keep him younger than he seems.
ISBN 9780007105472
Publisher Collins, 2002
Morpurgo, Michael
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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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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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Mozart question, The
A moving tale of secrets and survival bound together by the power of music. When Lesley is sent to interview world-renowned violinist Paulo Levi, she is told that she can ask him anything at all -- except the Mozart question and that presents no problem at all because she has no idea of what that means.
ISBN 9781406306484
Publisher Walker Books, 2007
Morpurgo, Michael
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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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Private Peaceful
On the battlefields of World War 1, young Private Thomas Peaceful looks back over his childhood. His memories of his loving family come vividly alive. But, every moment takes Tommo closer to something he cannot bear to think about.
ISBN 9780007486441
Publisher HarperCollins Children's Books, 2012
Morpurgo, Michael
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Running wild
For ten year old Will and his mother, going to Indonesia isn't just a holiday, it's a chance to put things behind them. At first, it seems just what they both need but, then, the tsunami comes crashing in. Oona, the elephant, that Will is riding on the beach, begins to run. When the tsunami has gone, Oona keeps on running. With only a bottle of water to sustain him, Will must learn to survive deep in the jungle.
ISBN 9780007317202
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, UK, 2009
Morpurgo, Michael
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Singing for Mrs Pettigrew, a story-maker's journey
A number of Michael Morpurgo's beautifully written short stories, each one preceded by insights from the author relating to the background of the story and how he came to write it.
ISBN 9781406300765
Publisher Walker Books, 2006
Morpurgo, Michael
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Toro Toro
The suffering, loss and futility of war are shown through the intensity of one child's experiences of the outbreak of the Spanish civil war when grandfather, Antonito, recalls his life.
ISBN 9780007107186
Publisher HarperCollins US, 2002
Morpurgo, Michael
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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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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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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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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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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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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)
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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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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)
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Blabber mouth: the play
This stage adaptation of Gleitzman's novel explores disabilities, friendship and families.
ISBN 9780868194219
Publisher Currency Press, 2004
Morris, Mary
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Two weeks with the queen: the play
A script which is as funny as the book, covering the same issues of death, cancer, AIDS and love.
ISBN 9780868194011
Publisher Currency Press, 2004
Topics / Australian Author /
Morris, Mary
No book cover.
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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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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
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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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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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Slave girl
Exchange student Jenna has managed to get an appointment at New York's coolest hair salon, but when her teacher insists she stays at the boring Metropolitan Museum she stumbles into ancient Egypt.
ISBN 9780732294984
Publisher Angus & Robertson (HarperCollins), 2012
Topics / Australian Author /
Moses, Alexa
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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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Guild trilogy, The
This adventure series follows Rebecca and Douglas in their quest to find their parents who have gone missing on an expedition in China. 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 Guild trilogy, The (3 books)
Mowll, Joshua
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Operation Red Jericho
It is Shanghai in 1920. While on board the Expedient, Doug and Becca stumble across an amazing secret. What unfolds is a story of two young people caught up in an astonishing adventure and a story of an ancient order created to protect the world from evil. Book 1 of The Guild trilogy.
ISBN 9781406301755
Series Guild trilogy, The (1 of 3)
Publisher Walker Books, 2007
Mowll, Joshua
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Operation Storm City
Becca and Doug are back at their old family home in India, where they discover research papers containing clues to the expedition route of their missing parents and the location the fabled Storm City. Soon, they are on a perilous journey to the Takla Makan desert, racing against the enemy by steam train, riverboat and airship across the Himalayas. Book 3 of The Guild Trilogy.
ISBN 9781406311327
Series Guild trilogy, The (3 of 3)
Publisher Walker Books, 2009
Mowll, Joshua
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Operation typhoon shore
Battered by a typhoon, the Expedient is shipwrecked on a volcanic island in the Celebes Sea. There is no radio, no rescue and no escape. Doug and Becca MacKenzie's search for their missing parents must wait. When they unearth a strange riddle, Doug and Becca wonder if it holds the key to the dark secrets of the Guild and a means to escaping the island. Book 2 of The Guild trilogy.
ISBN 9781406305463
Series Guild trilogy, The (2 of 3)
Publisher Walker Books, 2007
Mowll, Joshua
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Trash
Three friends are living on a heap of trash, a lifetime of sifting rubbish. One day they find something extraordinary. From that moment on they are hunted without mercy. But they can't run forever. The reality of a slum society in the modern world combined with an action packed mystery.
ISBN 9780385619028
Publisher David Fickling Books, 2010
Mulligan, Andy
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Heroes of Tobruk
When World War II is declared in 1939, Peter and his friend, Tony, put their ages up and enlist in the Australian army. Written as diary entries, giving a gripping and informative insight into their experiences in the Middle East, particularly at Tobruk. Provides a clear picture of the challenges and horrors of war. Usually read by students in Years 9, 10 and above.
ISBN 9781741690774
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2008
Mulligan, David
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Basketball
Indiana Pacer, Chris Mullin, introduces this fascinating new guide to basketball. He draws on his wealth of experience in America's National Basketball Association to show beginners all aspects of the game.
ISBN 9780751328059
Publisher Dorling Kindersley, 2000
Mullin, Chris
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Harry Houdini: death-defying showman
With seemingly impossible escapes and incredible feats of illusion, Harry Houdini lived a life so fantastic that it seems almost too amazing even for fiction. Beyond his on-stage magic, Houdini was an airplane pioneer, movie star and debunker of frauds. One of his greatest tricks was hanging by his ankles, wrapped in a straightjacket, and freeing himself in less than three minutes.
ISBN 9781402732621
Series Sterling biographies series (12 of 29)
Publisher Sterling Publishing Co, 2007
Mullin, Rita Thievon
No book cover.
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Thomas Jefferson: architect of freedom
One of the great thinkers of all time, Thomas Jefferson helped shape America in its early years. He was the third President of the United States and is famous for writing the Declaration of Independence. He was also a scientist, inventor, farming pioneer and educator.
ISBN 9781402733970
Series Sterling biographies series (13 of 29)
Publisher Sterling Publishing Co, 2007
Mullin, Rita Thievon
No book cover.
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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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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.
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Dig 3ft NW: the legendary journey of Burke and Wills
In 1860, Robert Burke, accompanied by William Wills and a party of explorers, was prepared to risk everything to become the first European to cross the Australian continent from south to north. A few months later, a tree bore a strange carving, Dig under 3 ft NW. Burke, Wills and five other men were dead. A compelling account of a journey that was in trouble even before it began.
ISBN 9781921351723
Publisher Text Publishing Co, 2008
Murgatroyd, Sarah
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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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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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Becoming Billy Dare
When his mother dies, Paddy runs away from school and stows on a ship sailing to Australia. In his new land, Paddy is willing to try anything and has many jobs until he finally discovers what he really wants to do.
ISBN 9781865087351
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2004
Topics / Australian Author /
Murray, Kirsty
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Bridie's fire
Bridie starts a new life in a new country, a young, orphaned, Irish girl sadly separated from her brother. Working in the theatre on the Australian goldfields is a very hard life. Bridie finds a way to use her talents and meets her true love.
ISBN 9781865087276
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2003
Topics / Australian Author /
Murray, Kirsty
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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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Prayer for Blue Delaney, A
In the fifties, Colm McCabe is sent from England to an Australian orphanage. He suffers terribly under the cruel nuns and brothers. His faith shines through as he searches for self and family. Strong language used frequently in context.
ISBN 9781865087368
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2005
Topics / Australian Author /
Murray, Kirsty
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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
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Tough stuff
Stories of children famous for their talent, fortunes, protests, rebellion, prayers, heroism or just for hanging on through oppression and war, such as a young Genghis Khan, a seventeen year old maths professor, the wolf girls and a chess genius.
ISBN 9781864489293
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 1999
Topics / Australian Author /
Murray, Kirsty
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India dark
In 1910, thirteen year old Poesy Swift has the opportunity to join a travelling performance troupe, she's excited about seeing the world and leaving her drab life in Melbourne. But, the trip heads to India instead of America and, as India simmers with the tension of a crumbling Empire, the troupe is gradually torn apart by ill fortune, sickness and tension. Based on the true story of the Lilliputian Opera Company.
ISBN 9781741758580
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2010
Topics / Australian Author /
Murray, Kristy
No book cover.
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Slightly true story of Cedar B Hartley, The
Cedar hangs out on the edges of the neighbourhood social circuit with her dog and best friend. Things change when she meets a boy called Kite and finds they have a lot in common. Together they form a circus troupe and put on a performance.
ISBN 9781865086231
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2002
Topics / Australian Author /
Murray, Martine
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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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Spitting chips
Spud is angry since her mother died. She is befriended by an old woman who helps her with her grief. A family drama that deals with relationships, friendship and loneliness.
ISBN 9780868194066
Publisher Currency Press, 1995
Topics / Australian Author /
Murray, Peta
No book cover.
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Cooking with Hamlet and other solo dramas
A collection of fifteen monologues, written for students to be able to use in solo performances. Each monologue quickly establishes character, mood and themes relevant to students. In turn funny, confronting, surprising and touching. Some language and adult concepts. Usually read by students in Years 9, 10 or above.
ISBN 9781420212389
Publisher Macmillan Education Australia Pty Ltd, 2008
Topics / Australian Author /
Murray, Sue
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Mega dramas
This collection of eight plays includes information on the major elements of drama, explores different performance styles, plays with traditional tales and shines a light on contemporary Australian issues. Explores themes of friendship, racism, violence, sport, music and family relationships.
ISBN 9781420229394
Publisher Pan MacMillan, 2009
Topics / Australian Author /
Murray, Sue
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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
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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.
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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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River charm, The
Millie lives in the bush with her mother and sister when, with the help of an old charm, she gains access to the past. There we meet Charlotte Atkinson, whose family is in danger of losing their beloved home, as well as their lives, due to marauding convicts, bushrangers and an abusive stepfather. The law is against Charlotte and her mother, but they're determined to survive.
ISBN 9781742757124
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2013
Topics / Australian Author /
Murrell, Belinda
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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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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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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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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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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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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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