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120068
Skull alphabet book, The
To call it an alphabet book is really misleading. It is a science book and a remarkable study of mammal skulls. For each letter of the alphabet, the reader has to identify, by learning functions of facial bones and teeth, the skull of the mammal.
ISBN 9780881069150
Publisher Charlesbridge Publishing, 2002
Topics / Year 5 easy reads /
Pallotta, Jerry & Masiello, Ralph (ill)
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82529
Dead ball
A Russian billionaire and a mystery Englishman fix an important match in Russia's favour, by intimidating the England goalie, Alex Finn. But, Alex goes against their wishes and has an 'accidental' car crash, which puts him out of the return game. Something is going on with England's replacement goalie and Danny mixes with the criminals of the footballing underworld as he tries to unravel the match-fixing mystery.
ISBN 9780141323688
Series Foul play (2 of 5)
Publisher Puffin UK, 2010
Palmer, Tom
No book cover.
11677
Foul play
Danny Harte is obsessed with two things, football and investigating crimes. So, when England and City footballing hero Sam Roberts is reported missing, the day after Danny saw him being taken, blindfolded, into the bowels of the City FC stadium, he's determined to get to the bottom of it. Danny may be getting into something he can't handle.
ISBN 9780141323671
Series Foul play (1 of 5)
Publisher Puffin UK, 2010
Palmer, Tom
No book cover.
Foul play
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 Foul play (5 books)
Palmer, Tom
No book cover.
8006
Killer pass
There's been a spate of burglaries at the houses of players from Danny's favourite football club, City FC. Danny wants to know who's behind it and is on the case. But, after he checks out the crime scenes, there are newspaper reports of a young boy being seen hanging around. Danny really needs to find out who's behind these crimes and fast, so that he doesn't turn from crime detective to prime suspect.
ISBN 9780141331188
Series Foul play (4 of 5)
Publisher Puffin UK, 2010
Palmer, Tom
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67188
Off side
When Danny finds out there's been an anonymous foreign buy-out of his favourite club, City FC, he's furious as the fans were about to buy it. The club is being secretive and Danny is determined to find out what's going on. He discovers Adam, a kid from Ghana, lost after being dumped by his agent who promised him a place at City, and takes Adam's story to the press, with terrifying consequences for them both.
ISBN 9780141329420
Series Foul play (3 of 5)
Publisher Puffin UK, 2010
Palmer, Tom
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26680
Own goal
Danny loves supporting his local team, City FC. So, when everyone starts supporting the Italian team, Forza FC, Danny is angry. His club is in jeopardy and needs their support. Danny decides to investigate the sudden popularity of the new team, starting with Forza's billionaire owner. That's when danger really starts for Danny as he tries to uncover the sinister reasons behind Forza's success and save City FC.
ISBN 9780141331195
Series Foul play (5 of 5)
Publisher Puffin UK, 2011
Palmer, Tom
No book cover.
10441
Against the spin
Mitchell Grady is the new boy at Sandhurst School. Every year, the students compete to be the school's Sporting Legend - the best out of eight sports. The first round was surfing, this next one is cricket.
ISBN 9781921167904
Series Legends (including Anniversary & League of) series (19 books)
Publisher Black Dog Books, 2007
Topics / Australian Author /
Panckridge, Michael
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9349
Chasing the break
Every year at Sandhurst School, the students compete to be the school's Sporting Legend, as the best out of eight sports. It is time to find out the legend of the surf: Mitchell Grady, the new boy, or Travis Fisk, the school bully.
ISBN 9781921167898
Series Legends (including Anniversary & League of) series (19 books)
Publisher Black Dog Books, 2007
Topics / Australian Author /
Panckridge, Michael
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14777
Clearing the pack
Every year, the students compete to be the school's Sporting Legend - the best out of eight sports. The first round was surfing, then cricket, tennis - now the sport is football.
ISBN 9781921167928
Series Legends (including Anniversary & League of) series (19 books)
Publisher Black Dog Books, 2007
Topics / Australian Author /
Panckridge, Michael
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12350
Down the line
The third round of the legends series is under way. Surfing, cricket, tennis, football, soccer, basketball, athletics and swimming. It is time to find out who will be this year's legend of tennis.
ISBN 9781921167911
Series Legends (including Anniversary & League of) series (19 books)
Publisher Black Dog Books, 2007
Topics / Australian Author /
Panckridge, Michael
No book cover.
28603
Final lap, The
Mitchell Grady and Travis Fisk are going head to head. The swimmers have mounted the blocks. The starting gun sounds. I wonder who will be in front in the final lap.
ISBN 9781921167966
Series Legends (including Anniversary & League of) series (19 books)
Publisher Black Dog Books, 2003
Topics / Australian Author /
Panckridge, Michael
No book cover.
33670
Go the distance
Luci and her friends spend a week of their holiday down at Jen and Dave's farm. But they get heaps more than they bargained for.
ISBN 9781876372699
Series Legends (including Anniversary & League of) series (19 books)
Publisher Black Dog Books, 2005
Topics / Australian Author /
Panckridge, Michael
No book cover.
33688
Goal attack
The Sandhurst netball team are billeted in an old house for the inter-school netball tournament. The stakes are high as Sandhurst plays for Legends points and there are dark secrets hidden in the old house.
ISBN 9781876372514
Series Legends (including Anniversary & League of) series (19 books)
Publisher Black Dog Books, 2004
Topics / Australian Author /
Panckridge, Michael
No book cover.
18297
In the zone
Mitch's interest in the Legends program has taken a sudden dive. If he competes in the national snowboarding competition he'll miss out on Legends points.
ISBN 9781876372682
Series Legends (including Anniversary & League of) series (19 books)
Publisher Black Dog Books, 2005
Topics / Australian Author /
Panckridge, Michael
No book cover.
49333
Last innings, The
In the last exciting story of the Legends, Bubba, our favourite character, speaks out. This story is about Mitch aiming to win the Anniversary Legends as well as the Legends Cup.
ISBN 9781876372705
Series Legends (including Anniversary & League of) series (19 books)
Publisher Black Dog Books, 2006
Topics / Australian Author /
Panckridge, Michael
No book cover.
Legends (including Anniversary & League of) series
Any two titles read from this series can be included as official Challenge books; up to five more titles can be included as your personal choice books. To see the individual book titles and their PRC ID numbers, go to the Series lists on the Booklists page on the website. Or, you can search for a series name or the individual titles by using the Search function on the top left hand corner of the screen.
Series Legends (including Anniversary & League of) series (19 books)
Panckridge, Michael
No book cover.
8343
Live action
Sam discovers that the house next to his aunt's place is being used to store action figures from all his favourite premier rugby league teams. Sam's enemy, Vipers' player Vinny Taranto, might be involved. To rescue the struggling premier league club he has bought, Vinny's father is using microchips in the action figures to control the players, via the logos on their new jumpers.
ISBN 9780207200533
Series Legends (including Anniversary & League of) series (19 books)
Publisher HarperCollins Australia, 2007
Topics / Australian Author /
Panckridge, Michael
No book cover.
16937
Offside, upfront
Luci Rankin, previous winner of the Legends girl's competition, has set her sights on winning the prestigious 70th anniversary Legends cup. But she isn't the only one. Newcomer, Laura, has her own agenda.
ISBN 9781876372491
Series Legends (including Anniversary & League of) series (19 books)
Publisher Black Dog Books, 2004
Topics / Australian Author /
Panckridge, Michael
No book cover.
12568
On the buzzer
Every year, the students compete to be the school's Sporting Legend, that is, the best out of eight sports. The first round was surfing, then cricket, tennis, and football. Now the kids are ready for a new round.
ISBN 9781921167942
Series Legends (including Anniversary & League of) series (19 books)
Publisher Black Dog Books, 2007
Topics / Australian Author /
Panckridge, Michael
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64733
On the whistle
Sam and Vinny start their new term at a school with a proud sporting tradition. But, there's trouble ahead with fierce rivlary between the soccer and rugby league players. Sam signs up for a huge scavenger hunt to save their chosen football code, undaunted by the dirty tricks from their rivals in the soccer team.
ISBN 9780207200540
Series Legends (including Anniversary & League of) series (19 books)
Publisher Angus & Robertson (HarperCollins), 2008
Topics / Australian Author /
Panckridge, Michael
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63758
Out of bounds
Travis and Mitchell are locked together on eleven points. But, the boys are not the only ones with a fight on their hands. Karla's pushing the boundaries of what the girls are allowed to play and she's not going to take no for an answer.
ISBN 9781876372675
Series Legends (including Anniversary & League of) series (19 books)
Publisher Black Dog Books, 2005
Topics / Australian Author /
Panckridge, Michael
No book cover.
12349
Over the wall
The first round was surfing, then cricket, tennis and football. Now the kids are ready for a new round - soccer.
ISBN 9781921167935
Series Legends (including Anniversary & League of) series (19 books)
Publisher Black Dog Books, 2007
Topics / Australian Author /
Panckridge, Michael
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64003
Pack down
Rugby is a tough game and you have to be tough to make the team. Mitchell badly needs the points if he is going to be in with a chance for this year's Legend award. But, Travis has got the lead and he is more determined than ever.
ISBN 9781876372507
Series Legends (including Anniversary & League of) series (19 books)
Publisher Black Dog Books, 2005
Topics / Australian Author /
Panckridge, Michael
No book cover.
17040
Race at the rock
Mitch is excited about returning to school for the Sandhurst Legends Competition and plans to win again. But' Travis doesn't like to lose and he has had all year to plan his revenge so Mitch may not repeat last year's performance.
ISBN 9781876372484
Series Legends (including Anniversary & League of) series (19 books)
Publisher Black Dog Books, 2004
Topics / Australian Author /
Panckridge, Michael
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69597
Raising the bar
Every year, the students compete to be the school's Sporting Legend, the best out of eight sports. They have done surfing, cricket, tennis and football and now the kids are ready for a new round.
ISBN 9781921167959
Series Legends (including Anniversary & League of) series (19 books)
Publisher Black Dog Books, 2007
Topics / Australian Author /
Panckridge, Michael
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76520
Shielding the truth
Sneaking out leads to serious complications when Sam witnesses something on the way home from the match that is somehow tied up with the Salamanders football team and the missing Fogherty Shield.
ISBN 9780207200526
Series Legends (including Anniversary & League of) series (19 books)
Publisher HarperCollins Australia, 2006
Topics / Australian Author /
Panckridge, Michael
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18541
Ghost of a chance
Ling and her friends find their beach holiday has some mysteries in store. Ling is visited at the same time each night by a girl ghost. When she feels the ghost needs her help, a race begins to solve the ghost's problem. The children soon realise any danger they will face is not with the ghost.
ISBN 9780207200632
Series Clued-up six series (3 books)
Publisher HarperCollins Australia, 2007
Topics / Australian Author /
Panckridge, Michael & Harvey, Pam
No book cover.
55089
Into the fire
The story centres around a group of five friends, each of whom has their own ordeal in the face of an oncoming fire, and their attempts to protect family and possessions. As the fire approaches, a valuable brooch is stolen. The friends come together, using ingenuity and skill, to outsmart the thieves.
ISBN 9780207200618
Publisher Angus & Robertson (HarperCollins), 2008
Topics / Australian Author /
Panckridge, Michael & Harvey, Pam
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40570
Long walk to water, A
Based on a true story, this is a dual narrative about the harsh realities of life in Sudan. Nya's story relates to her daily struggle for water and survival. Salva's journey spans 15 years after rebels attack his village and he is forced to flee into the bush to avoid being recruited. He joins hundreds of displaced people heading for a refugee camp in Ethiopia, all the while searching for his family.
ISBN 9780702238703
Publisher Clarion Books, 2012
Park, Linda Sue
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29957
Single shard, A
Tree-ear has a dream. He has watched the master potter, Min, take a lump of clay and shape it into a thing of beauty. Tree-ear wants to perform the miracle too. But, an orphan like Tree-ear can't just walk up to a master potter and ask him to teach his craft. Tree-ear must prove he is worthy so he asks if he can work for him, without pay. Tree-ear has taken his first step but realising a dream can be very hard.
ISBN 9780702239373
Publisher University of Queensland Press, 2012
Park, Linda Sue
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1532
Droughts
This series presents the science behind some of the world's worst natural disasters. Find out what causes these catastrophic events, where they happen, how warning systems work and what disaster relief is provided. Includes photographs, maps, disaster files and a glossary of terms.
ISBN 9781420205329
Series Natural disasters (1 of 6)
Publisher MacMillan, 2007
Park, Louise
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16116
Earthquakes
This series presents the science behind some of the world's worst natural disasters. Find out what causes these catastrophic events, where they happen, how warning systems work and what disaster relief is provided. Includes photographs, maps, disaster files and a glossary of terms.
ISBN 9781420205299
Series Natural disasters (2 of 6)
Publisher MacMillan, 2007
Park, Louise
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42156
Hurricanes
This series presents the science behind some of the world's worst natural disasters. Find out what causes these catastrophic events, where they happen, how warning systems work and what distaer relief is provided. Includes photographs, maps, disaster files and a glossary of terms.
ISBN 9781420205312
Series Natural disasters (3 of 6)
Publisher MacMillan, 2007
Park, Louise
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Natural disasters
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 Natural disasters (6 books)
Park, Louise
No book cover.
17804
Tornadoes
This series presents the science behind some of the world's worst natural disasters. Find out what causes these catastrophic events, where they happen, how warning systems work and what disaster relief is provided. Includes photographs, maps, disaster files and a glossary of terms.
ISBN 9781420205336
Series Natural disasters (4 of 6)
Publisher MacMillan, 2007
Park, Louise
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16203
Tsunamis
This series presents the science behind some of the world's worst natural disasters. Find out what causes these catastrophic events, where they happen, how warning systems work and what disaster relief is provided. Includes photographs, maps, disaster files and a glossary of terms.
ISBN 9781420205305
Series Natural disasters (5 of 6)
Publisher MacMillan, 2007
Park, Louise
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7955
Volcanoes
This series presents the science behind some of the world's worst natural disasters. Find out what causes these catastrophic events, where they happen, how warning systems work and what disaster relief is provided. Includes photographs, maps, disaster files and a glossary of terms.
ISBN 9781420205343
Series Natural disasters (6 of 6)
Publisher MacMillan, 2007
Park, Louise
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Ancient and Medieval people series
Profiles some of the most fearsome warriors in history. Any two books from this series may be read as Challenge books; up to five more can be read as personal choice books. See Series lists for individual titles.
Series Ancient and Medieval people series (6 books)
Park, Louise & Love, Timothy
No book cover.
902
Japanese samurai, The
Find out about the famous samurai battles in Japan, samurai swords, the Bushido code and the decline of the ancient samurai. Lots of fascinating snippets of information and explanations of foreign or ancient words.
ISBN 9781420267884
Series Ancient and Medieval people series (6 books)
Publisher Macmillan Education Australia Pty Ltd, 2009
Park, Louise & Love, Timothy
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1331
Medieval knights, The
Find out about the knights' bloody battles during the Crusades, their armour, chivalry and code of honour. Lots of fascinating snippets of information and explanations of foreign or ancient words.
ISBN 9781420267860
Series Ancient and Medieval people series (6 books)
Publisher Macmillan Education Australia Pty Ltd, 2009
Park, Louise & Love, Timothy
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8629
Pharaoh's armies, The
Find out about the dangerous battles of the soldiers in the Pharaohs' armies, how foot soldiers were trained, their weapons and ancient Egyptian mythology. Lots of fascinating snippets of information and explanations of foreign or ancient words.
ISBN 9781420267907
Series Ancient and Medieval people series (6 books)
Publisher Macmillan Education Australia Pty Ltd, 2009
Park, Louise & Love, Timothy
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584
Roman gladiators, The
Find out about gladiator battles in the Colosseum, how they trained, their armour, weapons and games. Lots of fascinating snippets of information and explanations of foreign or ancient words.
ISBN 9781420267853
Series Ancient and Medieval people series (6 books)
Publisher Macmillan Education Australia Pty Ltd, 2009
Park, Louise & Love, Timothy
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7262
Scandinavian vikings, The
Find out about bloody Viking raids on England and France, Viking society, weaponry and mythology. Lots of fascinating snippets of information and explanations of foreign or ancient words.
ISBN 9781420267877
Series Ancient and Medieval people series (6 books)
Publisher Macmillan Education Australia Pty Ltd, 2009
Park, Louise & Love, Timothy
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80200
Spartan Hoplites, The
Find out about the ancient Greek state of Sparta and the bloody battles of soldiers in the Spartan army. Lots of fascinating snippets of information and explanations of foreign or ancient words.
ISBN 9781420267891
Series Ancient and Medieval people series (6 books)
Publisher Macmillan Education Australia Pty Ltd, 2009
Park, Louise & Love, Timothy
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1034
Callie
A reissue combining two books, Callie's castle and Callie's family. Callie's castle is already on the PRC booklist with ID 67. You can read Callie's family using the ID number 1034. Callie is an ordinary child living in an extraordinary old house. She is bitterly disappointed when she is just one month too old at twelve to be able to go to Denmark with her dad as no-one can afford the adult fare she now needs.
ISBN 9780732289218
Publisher Angus & Robertson (HarperCollins), 2009
Topics / Australian Author /
Park, Ruth
No book cover.
67
Callie's castle
Callie's Grandpa Cameron discovers a secret room in the roof of her house and it becomes her secret hideaway.
ISBN 9780207186240
Publisher HarperCollins Australia, 1994
Topics / Australian Author /
Park, Ruth
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69818
My sister Sif
Fourteen year old Erika and her sister, Sif, are desperately homesick and flee the city to return to their island home. However, they find the locals are frightened by the changes occurring and the cracks forming in their once-perfect home. Erika and her family also feel the threat of the encroaching world. When a young American shell-collector uncovers a long-held family secret, Erika must prevent his revealing it.
ISBN 9780702237010
Publisher University of Queensland Press, 2009
Topics / Australian Author /
Park, Ruth
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30857
Missile mouse: the star crusher
Well-illustrated, sophisticated comic or simplistic graphic novel, in which Missile Mouse, risk taker and rule-breaking, secret agent for the Galctic Security Agency, takes on his sworn enemies at RIP. They use diabolical gadgets, violent weapons and every sneaky trick possible to save or destroy the universe.
ISBN 9780545117159
Publisher Scholastic US, 2010
Topics / Graphic novels /
Parker, Jake
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77350
Sucked in
When Zainey, the brunt of class jokes, sells his prized bike to purchase a mysterious and magic eye, Dan decides to save Zainey from his own stupidity and this useless joke. The eye, however, is not joking. The eye is seriously after blood and it could be Zainey's or Dan's blood that it gets.
ISBN 9781921150623
Series Lightning strikes series (19 books)
Publisher Walker Books, 2008
Parker, John
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78841
Sucked out
That creepy eyeball is on the loose again. It has left the back of Old Grimmo's head and is out for blood. Dan and Zainey have to try and capture it before the eyeball finds a new home.
ISBN 9781921529689
Series Lightning strikes series (19 books)
Publisher Walker Books, 2010
Topics / Australian Author /
Parker, John
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21194
Ocean and sea
Meet ocean creatures up close, from the humblest microbe to the most majestic whale, plus the craziest deep-sea creatures ever seen. Find out how oceans formed, how they work, and why our future depends on them.
ISBN 9781407131511
Publisher Scholastic US, 2012
Parker, Steve
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15326
Skeleton
Be an eyewitness to all types of skeletons, whether you want to find out about the smallest bone in the human body or how many toes a horse has.
ISBN 9780751347364
Series Eyewitness series (30 books)
Publisher Dorling Kindersley, 2002
Parker, Steve
No book cover.
10013
Mammals
Mammals have adapted to many environments. They can swim, walk, fly and live underwater or high up in forest trees. Superb photographs bring their fascinating world vividly to life. The book follows a mammal from birth, showing how it grows.
ISBN 9780756607036
Series Eyewitness series (30 books)
Publisher Dorling Kindersley, 2003
Parker, Steve & Burton, Jane (ill)
No book cover.
41853
Dragon legends
Look inside the mythical and fantastic world of dragons. A magnificent mixture of heroic myths, stories and folktales from the storytelling traditions of India, Greece, England, Wales, Sweden and China.
ISBN 9781843652120
Publisher Pavilion, 2012
Passes, David
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4705
Waltzing Matilda
Watzing Matilda story with pictures that are overlaid with the story of the shearer's strike of the 1890s. Excerpts from newspapers reports and 'wanted' posters add further information.
ISBN 9781865048154
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2006
Topics / Australian Author /
Paterson, A B & Blackwood, Freya (illus)
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9272
Man from Ironbark, The
When the man from Ironbark visits the local town for a shave, chaos ensues. Because of a Sydney barber's joke on one of their men, long beards become the fashion in a small Australian settlement.
ISBN 9780006615873
Publisher Collins, 1984
Topics / Australian Author /
Paterson, A B (Banjo)
No book cover.
2789
Man from Snowy River & other verses, The
A classic collection of forty-six poems by Banjo Paterson.
ISBN 9780207191732
Publisher HarperCollins Australia, 1997
Topics / Australian Author /
Paterson, A B (Banjo)
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15320
Man from Snowy River, The
The full text of the classic poem is beautifully illustrated and includes a CD of an unabridged recording.
ISBN 9781865046952
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2004
Topics / Australian Author /
Paterson, A B (Banjo) & Blackwood, Freya (ill)
No book cover.
2979
Mulga Bill's bicycle
A classic collection of humorous Australian poems.
ISBN 9780733316524
Publisher ABC Books, 2005
Topics / Australian Author /
Paterson, A B (Banjo) & Whatley, Bruce (ill)
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172
Great Gilly Hopkins, The
Gilly is a foster child who lives in the hope that her beautiful mother will come and claim her.
ISBN 9780064402019
Publisher HarperTrophy, 2003
Paterson, Katherine
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34750
Flint heart, The
Enchanting fairytale in traditional format with goodies, baddies, queens, kings, wild and wonderful creatures, and a happy ending.
ISBN 9780763647124
Publisher Candlewick Press, 2011
Paterson, Katherine & Paterson, John & Rocco, John (ill)
No book cover.
26707
Polar eyes: a journey to Antarctica
Find out where penguins go to dance, what it's like to sleep in an igloo and how ancient ice can be used as a time machine. Take a journey through the scenes and science of one of the most fascinating parts of the planet, and try some hands-on activities. Heat-related activities may require supervision.
ISBN 9780643096103
Publisher CSIRO, 2009
Patrick, Tanya & Hutcheson, Nicholas (ill)
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109689
Giants of the sea
The largest things in the ocean aren't sharks or whales, they're aircraft carriers and submarines. Marvel at what's on board these wonders of the sea. Easy to access information includes unusual or amazing facts, photographs, charts and maps.
ISBN 9780779139897
Series X-zone series (48 books)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2004
Topics / Year 6 easy reads /
Patton, Geoff
No book cover.
109692
Mummies
Learn about the mummies of Ancient Egypt and where they came from. Find out how to make a mummy in 70 days. Easy to access information includes unusual or amazing facts, photographs, charts and maps.
ISBN 9781865047683
Series X-zone series (48 books)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2004
Topics / Year 6 easy reads /
Patton, Geoff
No book cover.
5971
On the job
There are thousands of jobs that people do to earn their living. Take a look at a few way-out ideas that might inspire you.
ISBN 9781865047560
Series X-zone series (48 books)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2004
Topics / Year 6 easy reads /
Patton, Geoff
No book cover.
109703
Poles apart
Put on your snow shoes and meet some of the creatures, people and places from the coldest places on Earth, the North and South Poles. Find out about these icy lands where plants cannot grow and daylight can last for weeks on end.
ISBN 9781865047751
Series X-zone series (48 books)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2004
Topics / Year 6 easy reads /
Patton, Geoff
No book cover.
81330
Spying game, The
Pssst, find out what it takes to be a spy, about real spies and spy work.
ISBN 9781865047706
Series X-zone series (48 books)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2004
Topics / Year 6 easy reads /
Patton, Geoff
No book cover.
268
My life in dog years
The author's real life adventures, and the dogs he shared them with, make fascinating and absorbing reading.
ISBN 9780786227402
Publisher Thorndike Press, 2000
Paulsen, Gary
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622
Ancient Greece
Watch the past come to life. Explore the history, daily life, beliefs, and achievements of this ancient civilisation whose influence can still be seen today. Includes stunning photographs, charts, maps, web links and a glossary of terms.
ISBN 9781405320412
Series Eyewitness series (30 books)
Publisher Dorling Kindersley, 2007
Pearson, Anne
No book cover.
18423
Drift house: the first voyage
Susan and her two younger brothers go to stay with their eccentric uncle on a remote Canadian lake. His house turns out to be a ship and they embark on a voyage across the Sea of Time to stop diabolical Queen Octavia and her plan to banish time.
ISBN 9780747580355
Publisher Bloomsbury, 2005
Peck, Dale
No book cover.
578
Crocodile attack
In a true story, a twelve year old girl receives a reward for bravery following a crocodile attack in the Northern Territory. Fact and opinion surrounding the story are explored in reports, maps, signs, letters, newspaper articles and storytelling.
ISBN 9780957842243
Publisher BlueCat Books, 2004
Topics / Australian Author /
Peguero, Leone
No book cover.
20070
Big Nate: Here goes nothing
Nate is pleased to hear his school will be closed for months to clean up toxic mould in the building. Then, he learns that he will have to attend Jefferson Middle School while his school is cleaned. How will he be able to stand it? He is star goalie for his school football team and Jefferson is undefeated in this year's competition. Will Nate defend his goal and save the day? Or will Jefferson win again?
ISBN 9780007478323
Series Original Big Nate comic strips series (5 books)
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, UK, 2012
Peirce, Lincoln
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23252
Big Nate: What could possibly go wrong
Compilation of original Big Nate comic strips.
ISBN 9780007478316
Series Original Big Nate comic strips series (5 books)
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, UK, 2012
Peirce, Lincoln
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47885
Big Nate flips out
When Nate gets his best friend into big trouble, he needs to clean up his act, fast, before someone else ruins everything.
ISBN 9780007478279
Series Original Big Nate comic strips series (5 books)
Publisher HarperCollins Children's Books, 2013
Peirce, Lincoln
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14254
Tread softly: betrayal wears a gilded cloak
Mary Devereux is the daughter of the head tailor in Saltleigh Hall in Tudor England, a time when many wealthy women live trivial and useless lives. One night, she overhears the steward plotting to murder the Queen.
ISBN 9780340873434
Publisher Hodder Children's Books (Australia), 2005
Pennington, Kate
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19490
D-Day: a Second World War soldier 1944
The story of Andrew Pope, commander of an infantry platoon, who took part in the Normandy landings on 6 June, 1944, later known as D-Day and the turning point of the Second World War. Andrew tells how his men prepared for and of the fierce battles that took place once they were ashore. This is Andrew's part in the biggest amphibious military operation in the history of the world.
ISBN 9781407103723
Series My story (16 books)
Publisher Scholastic UK, 2009
Perrett, Bryan
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9343
Two weeks in grade six
It is the third term in grade six and Kaitlin's teacher has switched table groups around. Now, Kaitlin's on a table with stuck-up Ashleigh and all the losers.
ISBN 9780143300205
Publisher Penguin, 2003
Topics / Australian Author /
Pershall, Anna & Mary K
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16760
Making Jamie normal
Alex will be the coolest Year 9 student with the weirdest sister in Year 7 if she can't make Jamie 'normal' before she goes to high school. Jamie doesn't realise how lucky she is getting all this great advice. Some coarse language used in context.
ISBN 9780143302032
Series Aussie chomps (17 books)
Publisher Penguin, 2005
Pershall, Mary K
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18361
Clemency Pogue: fairy killer
When Clemency is attacked by a mean fairy, she shouts, 'I don't believe in fairies' and accidentally kills six of them. This funny story describes her efforts to put things right.
ISBN 9780689872365
Publisher Simon & Schuster, 2005
Petty, J T & Davis, Will (ill)
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5372
Poems by young Australians Vol 6
Enjoy this collection of bright, witty, powerful and dark poems, written by students from five to seventeen years for The Taronga Foundation poetry prize.
ISBN 9781741664065
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2009
Topics / Australian Author /
Petty, Ron (ed) & Grieve, Bradley Trevor (ill)
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8686
Fire pony, The
Imagine you have only one person in the world to love and take care of you and that person has a dangerous secret. Roy and his brother Joe Dilly, blessed with the talent of horse whispering, try to find a home in America's deep south.
ISBN 9780746065082
Publisher Usborne Publishing Ltd, 2005
Philbrick, Rodman
No book cover.
6470
Bit of a hero, A
Tom is finding it hard to come to terms with the death of his father, a firefighter, who lost his life trying to save a child. Life just gets worse when a bully joins his class at school and Mum meets a new man. Tom wonders whether he can find the courage within himself to stand up to the bully, and to accept the many changes in his life.
ISBN 9781842709092
Publisher Andersen Press Ltd, 2009
Topics / Year 5 easy reads /
Phinn, Gervase
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162
Good luck to the rider
A story about the adoption of a foal and a girl's first year at boarding school.
ISBN 9780330362740
Publisher Pan MacMillan, 2001
Topics / Australian Author /
Phipson, Joan
No book cover.
35699
Con-nerd
Connor is under extreme pressure. At home, his mother has his future planned so as to bring honour to the family. This means a selective high school, with coaching after school to pass the tests, and then a career as a doctor. Anything less is unthinkable, including Connor's real talent of drawing manga style characters and making his own comic books. Then, there's his classmates' perception that he's a nerd.
ISBN 9780143304869
Publisher Puffin Australia, 2011
Phommavanh, Oliver
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18415
Ulysses Moore: the door to time
A mysterious old mansion, a strange locked door with four keyholes and three adventurous, courageous and curious kids determined to solve the mystery of Ulysses Moore, who once owned that house.
ISBN 9780439774383
Publisher Scholastic US, 2006
Piemme, Edizioni
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9442
Empty frame
Max, one of the three children spending their holidays with a cousin at The Abbey, hears a woman crying on his first night there. He investigates and discovers that the sixteenth century portrait of Lady Alice is now just an empty frame.
ISBN 9780007121540
Publisher HarperCollins Australia, 2003
Pilling, Ann
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38992
Australia's dinosaurs
Did you know that Australia's Dinosaurs came in all shapes and sizes? Some were giant long-necked plant-eaters, some had large eyes or huge noses, while others may have been like small speedy tanks! But what happened to the dinosaurs? Discover clues and theories that may explain the lives and deaths of Australia's Dinosaurs.
ISBN 9781740703611
Series Australian Library series (21 books)
Publisher Heinemann, 2007
Plant, Andrew
No book cover.
9939
Spy
Discover the world of espionage, from the tools of the early spymaster to the electronic surveillance of today.
ISBN 9780751360769
Series Eyewitness series (30 books)
Publisher Dorling Kindersley, 1996
Platt, Richard & Dann, Geoff & Gorton, Steve (phot)
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11961
Shipwreck
This is a spectacular and informative guide to some of the world's most significant shipwrecks. Includes full-colour photographs of submerged wrecks and their lost cargoes and treasures.
ISBN 9780751361070
Series Eyewitness series (30 books)
Publisher Dorling Kindersley, 1997
Platt, Richard & Wilson, Alex & Chambers, Tina (phot)
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5475
Mummy monster game, The
Josh, Amy and Harry are consumed by a computer game and become trapped in a terrifying adventure. They must use their wits to escape.
ISBN 9781862911765
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 1993
Topics / Australian Author /
Pond, Roy
No book cover.
26674
Master of the fallen chairs, The
Thirteen year old orphan, Kim, is sent to live with his elusive guardian, surly tutor and various servants in Skirl, a grand but dilapidated old house with many ghosts and a family curse. When one of the servant girls goes missing, a dark cloud descends on the house. The arrival of a stranger in the dead of night plunges everything further into mystery, and introduces a bit of magic too.
ISBN 9781846166259
Publisher Orchard Books, 2008
Porter, Henry
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6028
Every minute in Australia
Ever wondered what is happening every minute in Australia? This book will tell you how much tomato sauce will be consumed, money spent on bottled water and how many cars will cross the Sydney Harbour Bridge, plus much more.
ISBN 9781742832128
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2012
Topics / Australian Author /
Poshoglian, Yvette
No book cover.
40736
Dog gone
Ish's dog is gone. Vanished in a country town. Mum's on holiday, Dad's in Sydney and Ish and his bossy sister, Molly, are staying with Gran. There are no clues, only something mysterious and ghostlike in the town's graveyard. Then, a bully from the local school starts to blackmail Ish. He thinks things can't get any worse. But, he's wrong.
ISBN 9780980448450
Publisher Avant Press, 2010
Topics / Australian Author /
Poustie, Carole
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478
You kids, count your shadows: hairymen and other Aboriginal folklore in New South Wales
A collection of stories, taken from interviews, which gives an insight into the knowledge and ancient beliefs of the Aboriginal people in NSW.
ISBN 9780646346731
Publisher self-published, 1997
Povah, Frank
No book cover.
8768
Skateboarding: extreme sports
One of a series of books about extreme sports. With action photographs, diagrams and a glossary of terms, this book shows you the techniques of skateboarding, the equipment and the right gear to wear.
ISBN 9781844430918
Publisher Raintree, 2003
Powell, Ben
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22989
Battle of Britain: a Second World War spitfire pilot 1939-1941
Harry Woods is a proud spitfire pilot in the fledgling Royal Air Force of 1939. All he has ever wanted to do, since he saw his first plane, is be a pilot. But, now, all he can remember are the roar of the engines and the rattle of machine guns. His friend, Lenny, has lost a leg in a dogfight with the German Luftwaffe. Harry is determined to fight on bravely for all he holds dear but the dangers are terrible and the thrills exhausting.
ISBN 9781407103709
Series My story (16 books)
Publisher Scholastic UK, 2008
Priestley, Chris
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41821
Outbreak
Miriam's mother is starting to buy extra food to put away. Both her parents insist on calling her by her non-Jewish nickname and Miriam is struggling to understand what is going on. Through talking with friends who have overheard their parents' conversations and listening to the radio, Miriam learns about the coming to power of Adolph Hitler.
ISBN 9780713688405
Publisher A & C Black, 2008
Prince, Alison
No book cover.
8382
Our Aunty Sharon
Popular Sharon is one deadly relative, a proud and gregarious Aunty to all the mob.
ISBN 9780980359305
Publisher Indij Readers, 2007
Prior, Chasity & Karen Briggs (ill)
No book cover.
2321
Little fullas rap at the games
A group of Aboriginal children rap and chant their way through a day at the Melbourne Commonwealth Games, and learn about their culture from their Elders.
ISBN 9780975686171
Publisher Indij Readers, 2007
Prior, Chasity & McIntosh, Kelli & Hughes, Sharon
No book cover.
49
Bog bodies: mummies and curious corpses
All the facts necessary to know about dried, pickled and frozen preserved people are contained in this unusual book.
ISBN 9781864482430
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 1994
Topics / Australian Author /
Prior, Natalie Jane
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9219
Encyclopaedia of preserved people: pickled, frozen and mummified corpses from around the world, The
Descriptions of procedures and items such as Einstein's pickled brain will fascinate older primary readers.
ISBN 9780375922879
Publisher Hodder Headline Australia Pty Ltd, 2002
Prior, Natalie Jane
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2611
Lily Quench and the black mountains
Lily Quench goes on a quest to save the endangered, blue lily.
ISBN 9780733617300
Series Lily Quench series (2 of 8)
Publisher Hodder Headline Australia Pty Ltd, 2003
Prior, Natalie Jane
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2612
Lily Quench and the dragon of Ashby
A family of dragon slayers, the Quenches of Ashby have always been a burning success...until the evil Black Count invades, and the family's fortunes go into a downward spiral.
ISBN 9780733617294
Series Lily Quench series (1 of 8)
Publisher Hodder Children's Books (Australia), 2003
Prior, Natalie Jane
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15067
Lily Quench and the hand of Manuelo
The Black Empire is crumbling and the miners are in revolt. Manuelo, a strange figure, is believed to be responsible. But when a stolen dragonet full of fleeing miners arrives in Ashby Water, Lily Quench has to decide whether Manuelo is friend or foe.
ISBN 9780733616549
Series Lily Quench series (6 of 8)
Publisher Hodder Children's Books (Australia), 2004
Prior, Natalie Jane
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10084
Lily Quench and the lighthouse of Skellig Mor
At the end of the earth is Skellig Lir, a dreamy, enchanted island that is inhabited by people with strange powers. To get there, Lily Quench and Queen Dragon must brave magic, storms and seas swarming with deadly sea dragons.
ISBN 9780142400593
Series Lily Quench series (4 of 8)
Publisher Puffin Australia, 2004
Prior, Natalie Jane
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13205
Lily Quench and the magicians' pyramid
Lily must save her friend Queen Dragon from the bloodthirsty clutches of the magicians, and she and Queen Dragon must find the secret locations of the Eyes in Time before the magicians find them and imprison them forever.
ISBN 9780733616532
Series Lily Quench series (5 of 8)
Publisher Hodder Children's Books (Australia), 2003
Prior, Natalie Jane
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15066
Lily Quench and the search for king dragon
Gordon the Black Count has finally returned to reclaim the Black Empire. With Queen Dragon and its Chief Quencher away, the fate of Ashby looks grim.
ISBN 9780733616556
Series Lily Quench series (7 of 8)
Publisher Hodder Children's Books (Australia), 2004
Prior, Natalie Jane
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132943
Lily Quench and the secret of Manuelo
Something strange is happening in the Black Mountains. The Black Empire, now run by evil General Sark, is crumbling and its miners are in revolt. The revolution is rumoured to be led by a Robin Hood like figure, Manuelo, who has previously stolen some of the king's treasure. No one knows who's side he is on so Lily must journey to the Black mines to confront Manuelo.
ISBN 9780141318653
Series Lily Quench series (8 of 8)
Prior, Natalie Jane
No book cover.
10373
Lily Quench and the treasure of Mote Ely
Kidnapped and taken back into the past to a crumbling castle in the middle of a creepy marsh, Lily Quench searches for the long lost treasure of Mote Ely, and a way back to her own time.
ISBN 9780733617317
Series Lily Quench series (3 of 8)
Publisher Hodder Children's Books (Australia), 2003
Prior, Natalie Jane
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Lily Quench series
Any two titles read from this series can be included as official Challenge books; up to five more titles can be included as your personal choice books. To see the individual book titles and their PRC ID numbers, go to the Series lists on the Booklists page on the website. Or, you can search for a series name or the individual titles by using the Search function on the top left hand corner of the screen.
Series Lily Quench series (8 books)
Prior, Natalie Jane
No book cover.
96461
Shake a leg
When three young boys go to a pizza parlour and meet an Aboriginal chef who can speak Italian and make a deadly pizza, they're in for a surprise, learning about aboriginal culture in a light-hearted and humorous manner with eye-catching graphic novel style illustrations.
ISBN 9781741758900
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2010
Pryor, Boori Monty & Ormerod, Jan
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Chronicles of Krangor series
Battles, betrayals and beguiling enchantments. 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 Chronicles of Krangor series (3 books)
Pryor, Michael
No book cover.
67579
King in reserve, The
Queen Tayesha's mad plan to rule all the Saur people is tormenting the land itself. Earthquakes, volcanoes and vast crevasses are threatening to tear Krangor apart. To halt the Queen's plans Adalon and his friends must rescue a young king who has eluded the Queen's clutches. Series is best read in book order.
ISBN 9781741661811
Series Chronicles of Krangor series (3 of 3)
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2009
Topics / Australian Author /
Pryor, Michael
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78468
Lost castle, The
When Queen Tayesha threatens to conquer all seven kingdoms of Krangor and break the ancient bond between the saur and the land, one young noble vows to stop her. Adalon's promise sets him and his loyal friends, Targesh and Simangee, on a perilous quest. Series is best read in book order.
ISBN 9781741662047
Series Chronicles of Krangor series (1 of 3)
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2007
Topics / Australian Author /
Pryor, Michael
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71515
Missing kin, The
While Adalon and his friends gather supporters at the Lost Castle, the mad queen and her ruthless general continue to wage war on the seven kingdoms of Krangor. It is only when Simangee finds a legend in an ancient text that the rebels begin to hope once more. Series is best read in book order.
ISBN 9781741661750
Series Chronicles of Krangor series (2 of 3)
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2008
Topics / Australian Author /
Pryor, Michael
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18524
Scarecrow and his servant, The
An ordinary scarecrow, struck by lightning, comes to life. Jack becomes his faithful servant. As the scarecrow plunges them into terrifying dangers, Jack does not realises he's being followed by a family desperately wishing it had never happened.
ISBN 9780440863762
Publisher Corgi Books, 2005
Pullman, Philip
No book cover.
48870
Turning the page
It's 1851 and eleven year old Maggie is living at Springfield, a sheep station near Goulburn. She helps her mother with the laundry and daydreams about getting away and doing something exciting. When she gets the opportunity to help in the nursery at the big house, she also gets the chance to learn to read and write, until her curiosity gets her into trouble.
ISBN 9781876944704
Series Making tracks (17 of 17)
Publisher National Museum of Australia Press, 2008
Topics / Australian Author /
Pulman, Felicity & Cox, David (ill)
No book cover.
23705
Mummy
Be an eyewitness to the amazing secrets of ancient mummies from different counttries and cultures, from the embalmed dead of Egypt to bodies preserved in bogs, sand and ice. Excellent photographs and thoroughly researched information are presented in clear and concise, easy-to-digest snippets.
ISBN 9781405337793
Series Eyewitness series (30 books)
Publisher Dorling Kindersley, 2009
Putnam, James
No book cover.
68950
Pyramid
Find out all about Egyptian tombs known as pyramids. There is also information about pyramids in Mexico, Nubia and Central America. Reading this book is like visiting a mini museum.
ISBN 9780756607173
Series Eyewitness series (30 books)
Publisher Dorling Kindersley, 2004
Putnam, James
No book cover.
15310
Echidna
Interesting facts about the unusual life of Australia's echidna. Excellent diagrams and photographs show the different stages of development. Includes a fact file and glossary of terms.
ISBN 9781740707756
Publisher Echidna Books, 2002
Topics / Australian Author /
Pyers, Greg
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46715
World heritage in Australia
This book provides an indepth look at Australia's fourteen World Heritage sites.
ISBN 9781740703901
Series Australian Library series (20 of 21)
Publisher Heinemann, 2008
Pyers, Greg
No book cover.
9206
Story of King Arthur and his knights, The
Legends and heroic tales are the focus of these classic stories.
ISBN 9780451524881
Publisher Dover Publications, 1982
Pyle, Howard
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