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Stranded
The bay was awash with stranded whales. Their high-pitched calls filled the air. Ben had to get help. Based on the true story of a town whose people saved 120 beached whales, Stranded is the story of one little whale, and the boy who risked his life to save it.
ISBN 9781742030975
Publisher Black Dog Books, 2010
Ramage, Jan & Wilson, Mark (ill)
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Nature's look-alikes
Take a look at some pairs of animals that appear alike but are really very different. Find out how wasps differ from bees, and the difference between alligators and crocodiles. Easy to access information includes unusual or amazing facts, photographs, charts and maps.
ISBN 9781865048727
Series X-zone series (48 books)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2005
Topics / Year 6 easy reads /
Ramsden, Julie
No book cover.
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Sharks - monsters or misunderstood
We all know that sharks can be dangerous but find out whether they are as bad as they seem.
ISBN 9781865048888
Series X-zone series (48 books)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2005
Topics / Year 6 easy reads /
Ramsden, Julie
No book cover.
55794

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You live there
Animals, like people, live in many different kinds of houses. Find out about some of the more unusual animal homes, such as glowworms, clownfish and the trapdoor spider.
ISBN 9781865048826
Series X-zone series (48 books)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2005
Topics / Year 6 easy reads /
Ramsden, Julie
No book cover.
109687

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Discover the deep
We are all familiar with the top layer of the ocean but let's explore what the ocean is like far beneath the surface. Find out what secrets are hidden in the deep and what creatures lurk way down where the sun doesn't shine. Easy to access information includes unusual or amazing facts, photographs, charts and maps.
ISBN 9781865047553
Series X-zone series (48 books)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2004
Topics / Year 6 easy reads /
Ramsden, Julie & Michael
No book cover.
109696

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Robots
Find out how robots are changing our world and whether they will ever replace humans. Easy to access information includes unusual or amazing facts, photographs, charts and maps.
ISBN 9781865047669
Series X-zone series (48 books)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2004
Topics / Year 6 easy reads /
Ramsden, Julie & Michael
No book cover.
109705

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Autos with attitude
Leave the world behind and dare to be different. Find out about some fabulous racing cars, hot rods, custom-made cars and monster trucks. Easy to access information includes unusual or amazing facts, photographs, charts and maps.
ISBN 9780779139774
Series X-zone series (48 books)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2004
Topics / Year 6 easy reads /
Ramsden, Julie & Ramsden, Michael
No book cover.
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Made for speed
Many people have risked their lives to break speed records on the ground, in the air and on the water. Meet some of them and find out how, and why, they did it. Easy to access information includes unusual or amazing facts, photographs, charts and maps.
ISBN 9781865047720
Series X-zone series (48 books)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2004
Topics / Year 6 easy reads /
Ramsden, Julie & Ramsden, Michael
No book cover.
109686

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Secret world of mini-beasts, The
The world is full of creepy, crawly things but there's more to these critters than fangs and hairy legs. Open your eyes to the true wonders of the world of mini-beasts.
ISBN 9781865047546
Series X-zone series (48 books)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2004
Topics / Year 6 easy reads /
Ramsden, Julie & Ramsden, Michael
No book cover.
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Stormy weather
From tornadoes to hurricanes and raining frogs, find out what happens when the weather gets wild. Learn about storms, why they occur and their impact on our lives.
ISBN 9781865047768
Series X-zone series (48 books)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2004
Topics / Year 6 easy reads /
Ramsden, Julie & Ramsden, Michael
No book cover.
109702

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To the max
If football and hockey are not exciting enough for you, enter the world of extreme sports. There's no telling what people will do to get their thrills.
ISBN 9781865047690
Series X-zone series (48 books)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2004
Topics / Year 6 easy reads /
Ramsden, Julie & Ramsden, Michael
No book cover.
394

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Swallows and Amazons
This series is for sailing and boating fans who love adventures on the water.
ISBN 9780099427339
Publisher Red Fox, 2001
Ransome, Arthur
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67751

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Darkling plain, A
As the fragile truce between the Traction Cities and the Green Storm crumbles, Theo and Wren are reunited in the ruins of London but they cannot tell for how long. Hester is missing, presumed dead. In a violent and complex world, power, corruption and betrayal are a way of life. The abandoned and far-flung are making strange alliances but there is no guarantee that anyone will survive.
ISBN 9780439943468
Series Mortal engines series (4 of 4)
Publisher Scholastic UK, 2007
Reeve, Philip
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Fever Crumb
A prequel to the Mortal Engines quartet, Fever Crumb is set a generation before the events of that series, when cities are just beginning to devour each other. Buried in London's past is a secret that may save it from destruction, and the key to unlocking it is an orphan called Fever Crumb.
ISBN 9781407102429
Series Fever Crumb (1 of 3)
Publisher Scholastic UK, 2009
Reeve, Philip
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Fever Crumb
Prequel to the Mortal Engines 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 Fever Crumb (3 books)
Reeve, Philip
No book cover.
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Infernal devices
Tom and Hester are at peace in side-lined Anchorage, unlike their daughter, Wren, who unwittingly betrays them and is kidnapped by submariner pirates. Tom and Hester must try to rescue her, not knowing that Doctor Oenone Zero has restored the Stalker Shrike. As a result of Wren's actions, the whole world is about to be torn apart. A world that is already violent and cruel is about to become worse.
ISBN 9781407110936
Series Mortal engines series (3 of 4)
Publisher Scholastic UK, 2009
Reeve, Philip
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Mortal engines
An engrossing, gripping tale about a mobile London city that devours towns.
ISBN 9780439979436
Series Mortal engines series (1 of 4)
Publisher Scholastic UK, 2001
Reeve, Philip
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Mortal engines series
A ravaged earth is home to predatory cities that move, and an aggressive armed alliance of rebels in the green movement. 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 Mortal engines series (4 books)
Reeve, Philip
No book cover.
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Predator's gold
The disfigured, bitter Hester and gentle Tom, whom she has come to trust since their first meeting in the doomed London, escape to a safe haven in the northern ice wastelands. They set up home in Anchorage, a place that doesn't travel. Hester has an ungovernable temper and great jealousy of Freya's crush on Tom. When loyalty is all that will save them, Hester's betrayal has far-reaching consequences.
ISBN 9780439978897
Series Mortal engines series (2 of 4)
Publisher Scholastic UK, 2003
Reeve, Philip
No book cover.
20017
Scrivener's moon
In a future land once known as Britain, nomad tribes are preparing to fight a terrifying enemy, the first-ever mobile city. Before London can launch itself, young engineer Fever Crumb must journey to the wastelands of the North. She seeks the ancient birthplace of the Scriven mutants. Fever finds a mysterious black pyramid with extraordinary secrets that will change her world forever.
ISBN 9781407115214
Series Fever Crumb (3 of 3)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2011
Reeve, Philip
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Web of air, The
Two years ago, Fever Crumb escaped the war-torn city of London in a travelling theatre. Now, she arrives in the extraordinary crater city of Mayda, where buildings ascend the cliffs on funicular rails and a mysterious recluse is building a machine that can fly. Fever is the engineer he needs but ruthless enemies will kill to possess their secrets. Book two in the prequel to the Mortal Engines quartet,
ISBN 9781407115177
Series Fever Crumb (2 of 3)
Publisher Scholastic UK, 2010
Reeve, Philip
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1960

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Wabi sabi
Wabi Sabi, the little cat, sets out to find out the meaning of her name. Beautifully told and illustrated in the Japanese style with a special form of stylised Haiku poetry as a main feature.
ISBN 9780316118255
Publisher Little, Brown & Co, 2008
Reibstein, Mark & Young, Ed (ill)
No book cover.
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Body talk: a power guide for girls
A self-help book for teenage girls providing advice about coping with bullying, alcohol, drug use, depression and sexual relations. Some coarse language used by girls to describe their feelings.
ISBN 9780733618604
Publisher Hodder Headline Australia Pty Ltd, 2005
Topics / Australian Author /
Reid Boyd, Elizabeth & Bray, Abigail
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Antarctica 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 Antarctica series (4 books)
Reid, Greg
No book cover.
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Antarctica: ecosystems
Each book in this series deals with a different aspect of Antarctica using photographs and frozen facts. Each book contains a glossary and relevant web sites.
ISBN 9780732997236
Series Antarctica series (2 of 4)
Publisher Macmillan Education Australia Pty Ltd, 2005
Topics / Environment /
Reid, Greg
No book cover.
15607

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Antarctica: exploration
Each book in this series deals with a different aspect of Antarctica using photographs and frozen facts. Each book contains a glossary and web site references.
ISBN 9780732997229
Series Antarctica series (1 of 4)
Publisher Macmillan Education Australia Pty Ltd, 2005
Reid, Greg
No book cover.
15696

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Antarctica: human impacts
Each book in this series deals with a different aspect of Antarctica using photographs and frozen facts. Each book contains a glossary and refers to web sites.
ISBN 9781583407639
Series Antarctica series (4 of 4)
Publisher Macmillan Education Australia Pty Ltd, 2005
Reid, Greg
No book cover.
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Antarctica: the frozen continent
Each book in this series deals with a different aspect of Antarctica using photographs and frozen facts. Each book contains a glossary and relevant web sites.
ISBN 9780732997243
Series Antarctica series (3 of 4)
Publisher Macmillan Education Australia Pty Ltd, 2005
Reid, Greg
No book cover.
37155

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Mill girl, a Victorian girl's diary 1842-1843
Eliza is shocked when she is sent to the Manchester cotton mills in 1842. The mill is noisy and suffocating, the work is backbreaking and dangerous and the workers are wrecked by poverty, sickness and unrest. Eliza realises she must fight to escape the fate of a mill girl and the miseries of the factory.
ISBN 9781407103730
Series My story (16 books)
Publisher Scholastic UK, 2008
Reid, Sue
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My story: war nurse, the diary of Kittly Langley, 1939-1940
Kitty is a VAD (Voluntary Aid Detachment) nurse stationed at Standhaven military hospital. She doesn't know if she has it in her to nurse the young wounded soldiers coming in from France but they desperately need her help.
ISBN 9780439959025
Publisher Scholastic UK, 2005
Reid, Sue
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Pompeii: a Roman girl's diary AD78-79
Claudia lives in Pompeii and begins her diary in August AD 78. She has been to the forum and felt the earth shake. It is a day of portents and omens, and on this same day, she first sees the mysterious slave boy, Aengus. Their paths continue to cross as they live in the shadow of the great volcano, Vesuvius.
ISBN 9781407103082
Series My story (16 books)
Publisher Scholastic UK, 2008
Reid, Sue
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All stars 4: Jess wing defence
Jess feels that everyone just talks about netball, but she can't understand what all the fuss is about.
ISBN 9781876372767
Series All stars netball series (4 of 8)
Publisher Black Dog Books, 2005
Topics / Australian Author /
Renner, Clare
No book cover.
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All stars 5: Sarah goal shooter
Sarah feels she is having a bad day, a bad year and it gets even worse when when Josh, the basketballer, falls for her.
ISBN 9781876372774
Series All stars netball series (5 of 8)
Publisher Black Dog Books, 2005
Topics / Australian Author /
Renner, Clare
No book cover.
109706

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Beat goes on, The
If you want to be the next rock superstar, find out what it takes to be part of a rock band on the road.
ISBN 9781865047584
Series X-zone series (48 books)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2004
Topics / Year 6 easy reads /
Richardson, Christopher
No book cover.
109691

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Pirates
Treasure, adventure, skull and crossbones, and MP3s. Jump on board and sail away with daring pirates from long ago to the present day. Easy to access information includes unusual or amazing facts, photographs, charts and maps.
ISBN 9781865047539
Series X-zone series (48 books)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2004
Topics / Year 6 easy reads /
Richardson, Christopher
No book cover.
93669

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So you want to be an astronaut
Discover what it takes to be selected and trained for this special job. Maybe it will be you one day who soars into space.
ISBN 9781865048765
Series X-zone series (48 books)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2005
Topics / Year 6 easy reads /
Richardson, Christopher
No book cover.
109697

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Special effects
Movies show us places and creatures that only exist in our wildest dreams. From terrifying monsters to galaxies far beyond the reaches of our own, come behind the scenes and discover the secrets of this movie magic.
ISBN 9781865047614
Series X-zone series (48 books)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2004
Topics / Year 6 easy reads /
Richardson, Christopher
No book cover.
28389

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Sun struck
The sun is the Earth's closest star. For centuries, the sun has been a source of mystery and wonder. Find out lots of information about the Sun and solar activity.
ISBN 9781865048871
Series X-zone series (48 books)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2005
Topics / Year 6 easy reads /
Richardson, Christopher
No book cover.
40863

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You ate that
Have a taste of different styles of eating and some very unusual snacks such as a deep-fried tarantula, some nutritious pig guts or perhaps a serving of crocodile
ISBN 9781865048949
Series X-zone series (48 books)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2005
Topics / Year 6 easy reads /
Richardson, Christopher
No book cover.
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Getting of wisdom, The
In this classic story, a young girl is exploring how to lead the life she wishes while she is expected to conform in a Melbourne, all girls' school of the 1880s.
ISBN 9781876485955
Publisher Text Publishing Co, 2001
Topics / Australian Author /
Richardson, Henry Handel
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Ottoline and the yellow cat
Daring burglaries have taken place all over town and precious lapdogs are disappearing. Ottoline Brown and her best friend, Mr Munroe, must find out what is happening and do something.
ISBN 9781405050579
Publisher MacMillan, 2007
Riddell, Chris
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Sweet tea
Issues of racism, love and family grief will appeal to more mature readers.
ISBN 9780734403681
Publisher Thomas C Lothian Pty Ltd, 2002
Topics / Australian Author /
Ridden, Brian
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2014

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Great escape from city zoo, The
An anteater, elephant, turtle and flamingo break out of the City Zoo and, disguised, manage to blend in for a time and enjoy their freedom in the city. Sepia drawings are a highlight of this escape adventure.
ISBN 9780207196089
Publisher HarperCollins Australia, 1997
Riddle, Tohby
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Nobody owns the moon
Clive Prendergast is a fox with a regular job and a place to call home in a busy city. His friend, Humphrey, is a struggling donkey with no fixed address. Life in the city isn't easy but a special-looking, blue envelope is about to change everything, at least for one night.
ISBN 9780670071609
Publisher Penguin, 2008
Riddle, Tohby
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Singing hat, The
When a bird makes its nest on Colin Jenkin's head, his gentle and courteous acceptance redefines his life.
ISBN 9780141313207
Publisher Puffin Australia, 2002
Riddle, Tohby
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Unforgotten
Nobody knows where they come from. But they come. Impossible birds of the big sky and the long night.
ISBN 9781742379722
Publisher Angus & Robertson (HarperCollins), 2012
Topics / Australian Author /
Riddle, Tohby
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Escape from war
Frank lives in London and when his father is drafted and his neighbourhood is bombed, Frank is evacuated to the countryside. There, he meets a German Jewish girl named Hannah and learns how much is at stake in the war with Nazi Germany.
ISBN 9780753457948
Series My side of the story series (1 of 6)
Publisher Kingfisher, 2005
Riordan, James
No book cover.
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Jason and the golden fleece
The epic story of Jason's quest for the golden fleece is retold for junior readers. Each short chapter adds another part to this riveting tale.
ISBN 9781845070618
Publisher Frances Lincoln, 2005
Riordan, James & Cockcroft, Jason (ill)
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Kane Chronicles, The: Survival Guide
Packed with brand new material this deluxe, lavishly illustrated guide teaches readers how to compile secret messages, read hieroglyphics, and recite ancient magic spells. Featuring enough information and extras to satisfy current fans and budding Egyptologists alike, this guide will cast a spell on readers of all ages.
ISBN 9780141345086
Series The Kane Chronicles (4 of 4)
Publisher Penguin Books Ltd, UK, 2012
Riordan, Rick
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Percy Jackson and the battle of the labyrinth
After battling some cheerleaders, Percy needs to defend camp against his arch-enemy and bloodthirsty monsters. To battle this army, Percy needs to navigate his way through the Labyrinth.
ISBN 9780141321271
Series Percy Jackson series (4 of 5)
Publisher Puffin Australia, 2010
Riordan, Rick
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Percy Jackson and the last Olympian
Percy Jackson, son of Poseidon, God of the sea, is about to turn sixteen and he will discover if the great prophecy is about him and if he will save the world and Olympus, or join Kronos and the Titans.
ISBN 9780141382937
Series Percy Jackson series (5 of 5)
Publisher Puffin UK, 2009
Riordan, Rick
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Percy Jackson and the lightning thief
Percy never knew he was the son of a Greek God but, when he vaporized his maths teacher, he was taken to camp and taught to sword fight, battle monsters and stay alive to find Zeus' stolen lightning bolt.
ISBN 9780141319131
Series Percy Jackson series (1 of 5)
Publisher Puffin Australia, 2008
Riordan, Rick
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Percy Jackson and the sea of monsters
Camp Half-Blood is coming under attack and Percy needs to find the Golden Fleece to protect the camp's borders from the monsters trying to invade.
ISBN 9780141319148
Series Percy Jackson series (2 of 5)
Publisher Puffin Australia, 2010
Riordan, Rick
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Percy Jackson and the titan's curse
Five heroes will begin this quest, not all will return home. They must battle Titan's skeleton warriors, defeat a half-lion, half-human and save Annabeth.
ISBN 9780141321264
Series Percy Jackson series (3 of 5)
Publisher Puffin Australia, 2010
Riordan, Rick
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Percy Jackson series
The gods of Olympus are alive and well in the 21st century. They still fall in love with mortals and have children who are half-god and half-human, like the heroes of the old Greek myths. 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 Percy Jackson series (5 books)
Riordan, Rick
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The Kane Chronicles
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 The Kane Chronicles (4 books)
Riordan, Rick
No book cover.
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The Kane Chronicles: Red pyramid, The
Gods and pharaohs of ancient Egypt mingle with the teenage protagonists in this fast-paced series. Sadie and Carter discover that the gods of Egypt are waking, and the worst of them, Set, has his sights on the Kanes. To stop him, the siblings embark on a dangerous journey across the globe, a quest that brings them ever closer to the truth about their family, and their links to a secret order that has existed since the time of the pharaohs.
ISBN 9780141384955
Series The Kane Chronicles (1 of 4)
Publisher Penguin Books Australia, 2010
Riordan, Rick
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The Kane Chronicles: Serpent's shadow, The
Carter and Sadie Kane face the impossible task of defeating Apophis, the serpent of chaos, before he can destroy the mortal world. Unfortunately the magicians of the House of Life are on the brink civil war, the Gods are divided, and the young initiates of Brooklyn House stand almost alone against the forces of chaos. Percy Jackson fought Greek Gods. Now the Gods of Egypt are waking in the modern world . . .
ISBN 9780141335698
Series The Kane Chronicles (3 of 4)
Publisher Penguin, 2012
Riordan, Rick
No book cover.
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The Kane Chronicles: Throne of fire, The
Gods and pharaohs of Ancient Egypt mingle with the teenage protagonists in this fast paced series. Carter and Sadie Kane, descendants of the magical House of Life, command certain powers. But now a terrifying enemy--Apophis, the giant snake of chaos--is rising. To destroy him the Kanes must revive the sun god Ra--a feat no magician has ever achieved.
ISBN 9780141335667
Series The Kane Chronicles (2 of 4)
Publisher Penguin Books Australia, 2011
Riordan, Rick
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Private and confidential
Laura, an English girl, discovers that her Australian pen pal is blind. She decides to learn to use a Braille machine to send him a get-well-soon card. They are soon sending Braille letters to each other, making their letters private and confidential.
ISBN 9780711220973
Publisher Frances Lincoln, 2003
Ripley, Marion & Backhouse, Colin
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Angel creek
There are only two things that Jelly likes about the new house on Rosemary Street, the old apricot tree and the creek over the back fence. One night, Jelly and her cousins spot something in the creek's dark waters. At first, they think it's a bird but it's a baby angel with a broken wing. Jelly decides to keep it. But, she soon discovers that you can't just take something from where it belongs and expect that it won't be missed.
ISBN 9781921758058
Publisher Text Publishing Co, 2011
Topics / Australian Author /
Rippin, Sally
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Just one wish
Penny has moved to Australia from China and her English is very limited. She misses her friends and her cousin is determined to make her life miserable at their school. When Penny's grandmother gives her a magic Chinese pouch, Penny has just one wish to make things right.
ISBN 9780143304463
Series Aussie chomps (17 books)
Publisher Puffin Australia, 2009
Rippin, Sally
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Meet Lina
It is 1956 in Melbourne and Lina dreams of being a writer. Her Italian parents have other ideas. Lina has a scholarship to an expensive girls' school and in order to fit in, tries to hide her home life even from her best friend.
ISBN 9780143307006
Series Our Australian girl (20 books)
Publisher Penguin Books Australia, 2013
Topics / Australian Author /
Rippin, Sally & Mascuillo, Lucia (ill)
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Took the children away
From the lyrics of this iconic song a very special book has been created. Featuring the heart wrenching lyrics of Archie Roach and the classic artwork of his late wife Ruby Hunter, this book describes the anguish suffered by the Stolen Generation.
ISBN 9780980564341
Publisher One Day Hill Pty Ltd, 2010
Roach, Archie & Hunter, Ruby (ill) & Hudson, Peter (ill)
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Sunny side up
Sunny Hathaway is eleven years old, an only child, an introvert, a dog lover and part-owner of Pizza-a-Go-Girl, home made pizza delivery service. And, one summer, everything and everyone in her life changes including one step-dad, two siblings, one best friend, one sworn enemy and one long lost grandmother.
ISBN 9781741752366
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2008
Topics / Australian Author /
Roberts, Marion
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Nearest the whiteman gets, The
A collection of narratives retelling Aboriginal traditions are written by a non-Aboriginal poet who was made a member of Aboriginal language groups in two Australian states.
ISBN 9780868063799
Publisher Hale & Iremonger, 1994
Robinson, Roland
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Australia's critically endangered animals
Well-organised under clear headings and well-presented information on Australia's critically endangered animals with contents, websites, a glossary and ideas for related things to do.
ISBN 9781740703215
Series Australian Library series (7 of 21)
Publisher Heinemann, 2006
Roc, Margaret & Hawke, Kathleen
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Australia's deadly and dangerous animals and plants
Well-organised under clear headings and well-presented information on Australia's deadly and dangerous animals and plants with contents, websites, a glossary and ideas for related things to do.
ISBN 9781740703222
Series Australian Library series (4 of 21)
Publisher Heinemann, 2006
Topics / Australian Author /
Roc, Margaret & Hawke, Kathleen
No book cover.
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How to eat fried worms
The humorous account of a fifty dollar bet for Billy to eat fifteen worms.
ISBN 9780440445456
Publisher Bantam Doubleday Dell Publishing Group Inc, 1996
Rockwell,Thomas
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Battle for Rondo, The
Peril awaits Leo and Mimi on their return to Rondo. With the help of Rondo's best witches and wizards, their friends plan to combat the Blue Queen's attacks. But defence is no longer enough. The queen has a dragon and is plotting a terrible revenge on those who defied her. A daring plan, a reckless quest and a mysterious prophecy test the friends' wits and courage as they plunge into danger and battle.
ISBN 9781862918306
Series Rondo Series (3 of 99)
Publisher Omnibus Books, 2009
Topics / Australian Author /
Rodda, Emily
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Bungawitta
The town of Bungawitta is so dry that the youngest resident, Glory-Alice, has only ever seen rain on television. The residents have to work out how to bring people to the dying town, where the sun always shines.
ISBN 9781862918337
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2011
Rodda, Emily
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Cavern of fear
Any one, but only one title from the Deltora Shadowlands quest series can be read using this PRC Book ID number. One Deltora series book can be read using PRC Book ID 2529, Forests of Silence using PRC Book ID 140, others as personal choices.
ISBN 9781865043876
Series Deltora Shadowlands series (1 of 3)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2002
Topics / Australian Author /
Rodda, Emily
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City of the rats
Lief, Barda and Jasmine - companions with nothing in common but their hatred of the enemy - are on a perilous quest to see the seven lost gems of the magic Belt of Deltora.
ISBN 9781741697735
Series Deltora Quest series (3 of 8)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2010
Topics / Australian Author /
Rodda, Emily
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Deltora Quest series
Series Deltora Quest series (8 books)
Rodda, Emily
No book cover.
Deltora Shadowlands 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 Deltora Shadowlands series (3 books)
Rodda, Emily
No book cover.
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Dragon's nest
Four vile creations of sorcery are hidden in the land. The companions must find them and destroy them, their only clue the fragment of an ancient map, their only help the last of Deltora's dragons.
ISBN 9781865046136
Series Dragons of Deltora series (1 of 4)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2003
Topics / Australian Author /
Rodda, Emily
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Dragons of Deltora series
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Series Dragons of Deltora series (4 books)
Rodda, Emily
No book cover.
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Dread mountain
To find the fifth stone, the heroes must venture almost to the border of the Shadowlands, and plunge into the darkness and terror of the realm of the monstrous toad Gellick - Dread Mountain.
ISBN 9781865046778
Series Deltora Quest series (5 of 8)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2000
Topics / Australian Author /
Rodda, Emily
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Fairy realm series
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Series Fairy realm series (12 books)
Rodda, Emily
No book cover.
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Fairy realm: the charm bracelet
One night, Jessie discovers an amazing secret that leads to a magical Realm. Jessie must learn her grandmother's secret and help save the creatures of Realm.
ISBN 9780733327995
Series Fairy realm series (1 of 12)
Publisher HarperCollins Australia, 2010
Topics / Australian Author /
Rodda, Emily
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Fairy realm: the flower fairies
The Realm needs her again because the griffins that guard the treasure house are out of control. But when the flower fairies follow Jessie out of the Realm, she is not sure she can protect them from the dangers of her own world.
ISBN 9780733328008
Series Fairy realm series (2 of 12)
Publisher HarperCollins Australia, 2010
Topics / Australian Author /
Rodda, Emily
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Fairy realm: the last fairy-apple tree
Jessie's grandmother senses something wrong in the Realm, gnomes that grow the fairy-apple trees are in trouble, and not even the Queen can help them. Jessie and her friends must find out what's wrong and help the gnomes.
ISBN 9780060095925
Series Fairy realm series (4 of 12)
Publisher HarperCollins Australia, 2003
Topics / Australian Author /
Rodda, Emily
No book cover.
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Fairy realm: the magic key
Jessie is chasing a rainbow, she's got to get to the end before it fades, or she may never get home. There are the Rainbow Fairies, who desperately need Jessie's help to find a lost magic treasure or they'll never get back to the secret garden.
ISBN 9780060095956
Series Fairy realm series (5 of 12)
Publisher HarperCollins Australia, 2004
Topics / Australian Author /
Rodda, Emily
No book cover.
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Fairy realm: the peskie spell
The magical world has a terrible problem, a plague of mischievous Peskies. A wild wind has brought the tiny creatures down from the hills. They're making life in the Realm impossible and eating up all the magic.
ISBN 9780733315589
Series Fairy realm series (9 of 12)
Publisher HarperCollins Australia, 2006
Topics / Australian Author /
Rodda, Emily
No book cover.
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Fairy realm: the rainbow wand
A human child has become lost in the Realm and it's up to Jessie to find her. With the help of the magical Rainbow Wand, Jessie sets off, only to discover a secret that threatens the peace and safety of the Fairy Realm.
ISBN 9780060777685
Series Fairy realm series (10 of 12)
Publisher HarperCollins Australia, 2006
Topics / Australian Author /
Rodda, Emily
No book cover.
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Fairy realm: the star cloak
Every year the Realm has a great festival, called the Night of Wishes, when Queen Helena puts on the precious Star Cloak and is able to grant wishes. This year, though, the night before the festival, Giff the elf has accidentally damaged the cloak.
ISBN 9780060777586
Series Fairy realm series (7 of 12)
Publisher HarperCollins Australia, 2005
Topics / Australian Author /
Rodda, Emily
No book cover.
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Fairy realm: the third wish
Jessie's helped the magical people of the Realm to escape danger. But now her own world is in danger. Forest fires threaten her beloved home, Blue Moon and only the magic of the realm can help her.
ISBN 9780733328015
Series Fairy realm series (3 of 12)
Publisher HarperCollins Australia, 2010
Topics / Australian Author /
Rodda, Emily
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Fairy realm: the unicorn
The evil creatures of the Outlands are planning an attack. So Jessie must make an impossible decision, either to save the human world, or the Realm. She knows she can't save both but she hasn't counted on the help of the powerful unicorns.
ISBN 9780060095987
Series Fairy realm series (6 of 12)
Publisher HarperCollins Australia, 2004
Topics / Australian Author /
Rodda, Emily
No book cover.
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Fairy realm: the water sprites
The Water Sprites are angry. Their Moon Stone has been stolen. They won't return anything that floats down to their Finding Pool until their stone is returned.
ISBN 9780733315572
Series Fairy realm series (8 of 12)
Publisher ABC Books, 2005
Topics / Australian Author /
Rodda, Emily
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Finders keepers
While playing a computer game, Patrick is transported into a parallel world and invited to participate in a TV game show.
ISBN 9781862913608
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 1997
Topics / Australian Author /
Rodda, Emily
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Forests of silence, The
The first in the Deltora Quest series, in which the evil Shadow Lord deposes the rightful ruler from the Kingdom of Deltora.
ISBN 9781741697520
Series Deltora Quest series (1 of 8)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2010
Topics / Australian Author /
Rodda, Emily
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Fuzz the famous fly
Fuzz endeavours to cope with the intrusions of stardom.
ISBN 9781862913929
Publisher Omnibus Books, 2002
Rodda, Emily
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Golden door, The
The heroes of Weld leave the walled city to find the source of the monsters attacking their city during the night. When they don't return after one year, young Rye takes it upon himself to find them and he experiences the world outside of Weld.
ISBN 9781862919129
Series Three Doors Trilogy (1 of 3)
Publisher Omnibus Books, 2011
Topics / Australian Author /
Rodda, Emily
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Isle of illusion, The
Lief, Barda and Jasmine have found the first part, and are now searching for the second. They go to the mysterious island of Auron where terrible dangers await.
ISBN 9781865044255
Series Deltora Shadowlands series (2 of 3)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2002
Topics / Australian Author /
Rodda, Emily
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Isle of the dead
Terrible dangers from the present and the past lie in wait for them. But the greatest shock of all lurks in the lair of the ferocious Kobb, on the desolate Isle of the Dead.
ISBN 9781865046150
Series Dragons of Deltora series (3 of 4)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2004
Topics / Australian Author /
Rodda, Emily
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Key to Rondo, The
Leo has memorised the scenes painted on the old music box that has been in his family for generations. Little does he expect himself to be a part of those scenes until the day he and Mimi discover the key and plunge headlong into Rondo's magic.
ISBN 9781862917439
Series Rondo Series (1 of 99)
Publisher Omnibus Books, 2007
Topics / Australian Author /
Rodda, Emily
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Lake of Tears, The
Lief, Barda and their unpredictable new companion, Jasmine, are on an urgent mission to find the second stone from the magic Belt of Deltora. Their biggest challenge is the hideous guardian of the enchanted Lake of Tears.
ISBN 9781865042268
Series Deltora Quest series (2 of 8)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2000
Topics / Australian Author /
Rodda, Emily
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Land of dragons, The
Go on a magical journey to discover the secrets of Deltora, land of monsters and magic. A collection of legends of ancient Deltora, including the newly discovered tales of Dorne.
ISBN 9781742831107
Series Deltora Quest series (8 books)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2011
Topics / Australian Author /
Rodda, Emily
No book cover.
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Maze of the beast, The
In a vast maze of dripping limestone caves under the sea, our heroes must face the Guardian. At stake is the purple amethyst, symbol of truth.
ISBN 9781865046785
Series Deltora Quest series (6 of 8)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2000
Topics / Australian Author /
Rodda, Emily
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Return to Del
Lief, Bard and Jasmine must find the heir to the kingdom's throne. But the heir has been in deepest hiding from birth and only the Belt can reveal the hiding place.
ISBN 9781865046808
Series Deltora Quest series (8 of 8)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2000
Topics / Australian Author /
Rodda, Emily
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Rondo Series
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Series Rondo Series (99 books)
Rodda, Emily
No book cover.
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Rowan and the ice creepers
Ice Creepers have begun to descend from the mountain leading to the harshest winter the villagers. Rowan and his party must decipher Sheba the witch's riddles that appear to him in waking dreams that are both exhausting and terrifying. Also known as Rowan and the Bukshah.
ISBN 9780060297800
Series Rowan of Rin series (6 of 7)
Publisher Greenwillow, 2003
Topics / Australian Author /
Rodda, Emily
No book cover.
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Rowan and the keeper of the crystal
Caught up in mystery and intrigue, Rowan must try to fulfil an ancient promise. Unable to know who he can trust, Rowan must be brave enough to face the terrors ahead.
ISBN 9781862915374
Series Rowan of Rin series (3 of 7)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2003
Topics / Australian Author /
Rodda, Emily
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Rowan and the travellers
Rowan is caught up in a web of intrigue and danger as he races against time to solve the witch's riddle.
ISBN 9781862915367
Series Rowan of Rin series (2 of 7)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2003
Topics / Australian Author /
Rodda, Emily
No book cover.
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Rowan and the Zebak
Rowan and his fascinating, new-found comrades decide to attempt a rescue, when his younger sister, Annad, is kidnapped by a fanged, flying grach.
ISBN 9781862915381
Series Rowan of Rin series (4 of 7)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2003
Topics / Australian Author /
Rodda, Emily
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Rowan of Rin
Rowan is a child in Rin who must help save the village from the terrible drought.
ISBN 9781862916357
Series Rowan of Rin series (1 of 7)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2005
Topics / Australian Author /
Rodda, Emily
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Rowan of Rin series
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Series Rowan of Rin series (7 books)
Rodda, Emily
No book cover.
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Rowan of Rin: the journey
All five stories about Rowan of Rin in one volume.
ISBN 9781862915923
Series Rowan of Rin series (15 of 7)
Publisher Omnibus Books, 2004
Topics / Australian Author /
Rodda, Emily
No book cover.
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Rowan of the Bukshah
The witch Sheba has spoken, and Rowan knows he has no choice but to obey. The coldest winter in living memory is destroying the people of Rin, and he must do what he can to save them.
ISBN 9781862916395
Series Rowan of Rin series (6 of 7)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2003
Topics / Australian Author /
Rodda, Emily
No book cover.
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Shadowgate
The Four Sisters are poisoning Deltora and starving its people. Lief, Barda and Jasmine have found and destroyed the first of the Sisters. Now they must find the second hidden within the mountains that border the Shadowlands.
ISBN 9781865046143
Series Dragons of Deltora series (2 of 4)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2004
Topics / Australian Author /
Rodda, Emily
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Shadowlands, The
Awesome creatures are used by the dark lord as he tries to control the people in the Shadowlands. Leif, Barda and Jasmine must pass through these lands on their quest.
ISBN 9781865044262
Series Deltora Shadowlands series (3 of 3)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2002
Topics / Australian Author /
Rodda, Emily
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Shifting sands, The
The time has come to seek the fourth gem, kept jealously by an unknown guardian in a barren wasteland. Separation, confusion and strange, terrible enemies await the three heroes in the harsh landscape of the Shifting Sands.
ISBN 9781741697742
Series Deltora Quest series (4 of 8)
Publisher Scholastic US, 2010
Topics / Australian Author /
Rodda, Emily
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Silver door, The
Rye risks everything to save his brothers and the city of Weld. He and Sonia are determined to find and destroy the enemy, after barely escaping from the world beyond the golden door, but they won't give up, their quest must continue.
ISBN 9781862919136
Series Three Doors Trilogy (2 of 3)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2012
Topics / Australian Author /
Rodda, Emily
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Sister of the south, The
Lief, Barda, and Jasmine have defeated three of the four sisters left by the evil Shadow Lord to weaken and defeat Deltora. Now they face their biggest challenge yet, the Sister of the South.
ISBN 9780439633765
Series Dragons of Deltora series (4 of 4)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2005
Topics / Australian Author /
Rodda, Emily
No book cover.
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Third door, The
Rye and Sonia have faced the heart-stopping perils of the land behind the golden Door, and the cold terrors that lurk behind the silver Door as well. By a miracle, they have survived them both. But, Weld is still under threat and many questions remain to be answered. Rye knows what he has to do. One Door remains a mystery, the ancient wooden Door that he has been drawn to from the beginning. All he has to do is dare to go through it.
ISBN 9781862919143
Series Three Doors Trilogy (3 of 3)
Publisher Omnibus Books, 2012
Topics / Australian Author /
Rodda, Emily
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Three Doors Trilogy
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Series Three Doors Trilogy (3 books)
Rodda, Emily
No book cover.
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Valley of the lost, The
The hunt for the last stone and Lief, Barda and Jasmine journey to the Valley of the Lost where they have to confront the Guardian - one false move and they will be enslaved forever.
ISBN 9781865046792
Series Deltora Quest series (7 of 8)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2000
Topics / Australian Author /
Rodda, Emily
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Wizard of Rondo, The
The fantastic world of Rondo can be perilous but Leo and Mimi know they can't keep away. They have to play their part in the continuing battle to keep Rondo safe from their deadly enemy, the remorseless Blue Queen.
ISBN 9781862917927
Series Rondo Series (2 of 99)
Publisher Omnibus Books, 2008
Topics / Australian Author /
Rodda, Emily
No book cover.
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Timekeeper, The
Two worlds, the real world and the one across the Barrier, are in terrible danger. Only Patrick can save them from destruction. The sequel to Finders keepers.
ISBN 9781862918382
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2009
Topics / Australian Author /
Rodda, Emily
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Deltora book of monsters, The
A colourful bestiary that depicts the terrifying creatures of Deltora's forests, mountains and deserts.
ISBN 9781865043692
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2001
Topics / Australian Author /
Rodda, Emily & McBride, Marc (ill)
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Secrets of Deltora
Doran, the Dragonlover, is compelled to undertake the great task of introducing the wonders of Deltora to travellers. Follow his expedition through the seven gem territories and gain an insight into Deltora's dangers, people and places, magic and monsters, creatures and customs. Keen readers may even uncover a hidden message.
ISBN 9781741692082
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2008
Topics / Australian Author /
Rodda, Emily & McBride, Marc (ill)
No book cover.
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Tales of Deltora
Questions answered about where the Shadow Lord came from and who were the Masked Ones. The truth about the battles and bloodlines that forged the Deltora adventures are revealed.
ISBN 9781865048079
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2005
Topics / Australian Author /
Rodda, Emily & McBride, Marc (ill)
No book cover.
18411
Yankee girl
Alice Anne Moxley has moved to Mississippi in the deep South of America. The 'Yankee Girl' is taunted by the other girls at school but the first black student suffers much more. Alice wants to stand up for her but, at first, finds it is easier not to.
ISBN 9780746067499
Publisher Usborne Publishing Ltd, 2005
Rodman, Mary Ann
No book cover.
12419
Boy, the bear, the baron and the bard, The
A dramatic tale, told in pictures, about a London boy who goes through a window to get back his soccer ball only to find himself in the middle of a Shakespearian production. In his efforts to escape, he is chased by the bard and joined by a bear.
ISBN 9781865087221
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2004
Topics / Australian Author /
Rogers, Gregory
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Hero of Little Street, The
Escaping from some bullies, Boy slips into a grand, old gallery full of treasures, paintings and mystery. When he is befriended by a little dog, they venture into a famous Dutch painting and are transported to seventeenth century Holland where the streets are dangerous places for a dog. This wordless picture book is part of the Boy Bear series, which includes The Boy, the Bear, the Baron, the Bard and Midsummer Knight.
ISBN 9781741145243
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2009
Topics / Australian Author /
Rogers, Gregory
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Midsummer knight
A courageous bear and a bold boy find themselves in a magical forest full of faeries. Unfortunately, the bear ends up in a dungeon but he devises a clever escape, and goes into battle to save the monarch. This wordless picture book, a companion to The boy, the bear, the baron, the bard, is loosely based on Shakespeare's play, A midsummer night's dream.
ISBN 9781741754827
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2007
Topics / Australian Author /
Rogers, Gregory
No book cover.
6096
Soldier boy
Drew isn't worried when his little brother, Martin, digs up a bone in the garden. Bu, Martin finds more bones in the shape of a hand, which then starts leaving spooky messages for Drew.
ISBN 9780237537272
Series Sharp shades series (8 books)
Publisher Evans Bros, 2008
Rooney, Anne
No book cover.
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Walker book of classic poetry and poets, The
An anthology of over eighty, memorable poems by a variety of poets, William Shakespeare, Banjo Paterson, W B Yeats, Emily Dickinson, Edward Lear and Carl Sandburg. The book includes colour illustrations, biographical sketches and paintings.
ISBN 9780744582642
Publisher Walker Books, 2001
Rosen, Michael
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What's so special about Dickens
Charles Dickens is one of the world's greatest novelists whose stories have been translated and adapted into plays, films, cartoons, musicals and television dramas. An engaging and witty exploration of the man behind the pen, what inspired him and four of his best-known novels; Oliver Twist, A Christmas Carol, Great Expectations and David Copperfield.
ISBN 9781406302035
Publisher Walker Books, 2007
Rosen, Michael
No book cover.
67757
What's so special about Shakespeare
Someone somewhere is the world is reading, writing or quoting Shakespeare, acting in or watching his plays. An engaging and witty exploration of Shakespeare's life, the tumultuous times in which he lived and four of his plays, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Macbeth, King Lear and The Tempest.
ISBN 9781406300369
Publisher Walker Books, 2007
Rosen, Michael
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18690
Michael Rosen's sad book
A very personal story about the loss of a loved one. It speaks to everyone whether they have experienced grief or not.
ISBN 9780744598988
Publisher Walker Books, 2004
Rosen, Michael & Blake, Quentin (ill)
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Every picture tells a story
Artworks from the National Gallery of Australia convey the history and development of Australian culture. Each double page spread features an aspect of our heritage, including the first Australians, convicts, the gold rush, explorers, a love of the beach and the diversity of the land.
ISBN 9780980354034
Publisher Thames and Hudson (Australia) Pty Ltd, 2008
Ross, John & Booth, Anne
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2324
Raps 4 big fullas
Raps and chants that are written by Indigenous Australians and use Aboriginal English will appeal to Aboriginal children.
ISBN 9780975686027
Publisher Indij Readers, 2004
Ross, Monkey Mark
No book cover.
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Raps 4 little fullas
Raps and chants of appeal to Aboriginal children, written by Indigenous Australians.
ISBN 9780975686010
Publisher Indij Readers, 2004
Ross, Monkey Mark
No book cover.
15153

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Only a matter of time: a story from Kosovo
Drita, an Albanian, and Zoran, a Serb, become friends but this is Kosovo, and Serb-Albanian tension is rising. They find their families are now enemies and they are forced to meet in secret. They are about to begin a fight for their lives.
ISBN 9780750237338
Publisher Hodder Children's Books (Australia), 2001
Ross, Stewart
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Original Olympics, The
Drawings, pictures and fictional stories make the facts of Ancient Greece come to life in this book about the ancient Olympics.
ISBN 9780750225564
Publisher Hodder & Stoughton, 1999
Ross, Stewart
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15381
William Shakespeare: poet and playwright
An overview of the life and plays of this famous poet and playwright.
ISBN 9780750244930
Publisher Hodder Children's Books (Australia), 2004
Ross, Stewart
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Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: musical genius
Mozart, a child prodigy who was composing music at five years of age, is recognised as one of the greatest composers of all time. Photographs, quotations and a glossary of terms provide an insight into Mozart's life.
ISBN 9780750243216
Publisher Hodder Headline Australia Pty Ltd, 2003
Ross, Stewart
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Earth matters
From the deepest oceans to fiery deserts, from tropical jungles to icy mountains, explore and get close to the places or biomes that make our world so special. Includes stunning photographs, charts, maps, web links and a glossary of terms.
ISBN 9781405318884
Series Eyewitness series (30 books)
Publisher Dorling Kindersley, 2008
Rothschild, David (ed)
No book cover.
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Giant devil-dingo, The
The legend of Gaiya, the giant devil-dingo belongs to people from the Cape York Peninsula.
ISBN 9780027778403
Publisher MacMillan, 1975
Topics / Australian Author /
Roughsey, Dick
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Costume
A fascinating, historical overview of clothing. The significance and purpose of period clothing and accessories are explained in brief snippets of text, accompanied by closeup, full-colour photographs. Eye-catching, two-page spreads show the changing fashions, from mid-19th century to modern day,for women's attire, bridal wear, swimwear, hats and children's clothing.
ISBN 9780789455864
Series Eyewitness series (30 books)
Publisher Dorling Kindersley, 2000
Rowland-Warne, L
No book cover.
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Harry Potter and the chamber of secrets
Harry Potter is in his second year at Hogwarts and it is going to be just as exciting as the first in this second book in the Harry Potter series.
ISBN 9780747562184
Series Harry Potter, books 1-3 series (2 of 3)
Publisher Bloomsbury, 2002
Rowling, J K
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17355
Harry Potter and the deathly hallows
Harry discovers what fate truly has in store for him as he inexorably makes his way to that final meeting with Voldemort.
ISBN 9780747591078
Series Harry Potter, books 4-7 series (7 of 4)
Publisher Bloomsbury, 2007
Rowling, J K
No book cover.
2108
Harry Potter and the goblet of fire
The atmosphere is darkening as, without Harry's knowledge, his worst enemy is preparing a fate for him that seems inescapable.
ISBN 9780747550990
Series Harry Potter, books 4-7 series (4 of 4)
Publisher Bloomsbury, 2000
Rowling, J K
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15452
Harry Potter and the half-blood prince
In the midst of this battle between good and evil, Harry Potter is in his sixth year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Voldemort's power and followers are increasing day-by-day and danger is all around.
ISBN 9780747584667
Series Harry Potter, books 4-7 series (6 of 4)
Publisher Bloomsbury, 2006
Rowling, J K
No book cover.
15558
Harry Potter and the order of the phoenix
Harry and his friends are again pitted against the evil Lord Voldemort. The Order of the Phoenix must protect Harry and take on those who abuse their power in the Ministry of Magic. The bonds of wizardry and friendship are sorely tested.
ISBN 9780439358064
Series Harry Potter, books 4-7 series (5 of 4)
Publisher Scholastic UK, 2003
Rowling, J K
No book cover.
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Harry Potter and the philosopher's stone
The first in the Harry Potter series, this book introduces Harry, who discovers that he is a wizard and is to study at Hogwarts School.
ISBN 9780747558194
Series Harry Potter, books 1-3 series (1 of 3)
Publisher Bloomsbury, 2001
Rowling, J K
No book cover.
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Harry Potter and the prisoner of Azkaban
When Harry goes back for his third year at Hogwarts, the atmosphere is tense. There's an escaped murderer on the loose and the sinister prison guards of Azkaban have been called in to guard the school. Lessons, however, must go on.
ISBN 9780747546290
Series Harry Potter, books 1-3 series (3 of 3)
Publisher Bloomsbury, 2000
Rowling, J K
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Harry Potter, books 1-3 series
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Series Harry Potter, books 1-3 series (3 books)
Rowling, J K
No book cover.
Harry Potter, books 4-7 series
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Series Harry Potter, books 4-7 series (4 books)
Rowling, J K
No book cover.
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Billy Mack's war
When Captain Mack is released from prison camp at the end of the war, no-one is sure what to expect, least of all his son Billy. He might be the same man who went off to war full of hope and pride or his experiences may have changed him forever.
ISBN 9780702234798
Publisher University of Queensland Press, 2004
Topics / Australian Author /
Roy, James
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Captain Mack
Danny has a difficult time at school. The school bully picks on him and Danny's friend, Captain Mack, still thinks that he is a POW and wants to return home.
ISBN 9780702231070
Publisher University of Queensland Press, 1999
Topics / Australian Author /
Roy, James
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Edsel Grizzler
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Series Edsel Grizzler (3 books)
Roy, James
No book cover.
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Edsel Grizzler: ghostly shadows
Edsel and his friend, Jacq, are digging a hole under the blazing Widen sun but they don't know why. And, when they finally make their way to Grand City, the list of things they don't know just gets longer and longer. Everything they see and everything they're told just makes them more confused. They hover between dreams, hallucinations, reality and unreality.
ISBN 9780702238819
Series Edsel Grizzler (3 of 3)
Publisher University of Queensland Press, 2011
Topics / Australian Author /
Roy, James
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Edsel Grizzler: rescue mission
The adults have fled Verdada, the kids are in chaos and lost things keep turning up to Edsel Grizzler. Edsel receives desperate messages to return to Verdada to help. Find out if Edsel really is the key to their survival.
ISBN 9780702238444
Series Edsel Grizzler (2 of 3)
Publisher University of Queensland Press, 2010
Topics / Australian Author /
Roy, James
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Edsel Grizzler: voyage to Verdada
Edsel has been transported to a parallel dimension where every child stays forever young, has many friends, doesn't go to school and plays most of the day. Edsel begins to feel uneasy when he is always called Robert, every wave at the beach is identical and he begins to forget his family.
ISBN 9780702237188
Series Edsel Grizzler (1 of 3)
Publisher University of Queensland Press, 2009
Topics / Australian Author /
Roy, James
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Gimlet eye, The
Much has changed in the sky-city of Quentaris. With the Archon dead, dark forces have come into play. New faces are appearing, familiar ones vanishing, and the horrid Florian has claimed the throne. Then, as Quentaris slips quietly through a vortex into the watery world of the Yarka, Tab Vidler and her friends suddenly realise they are the city's only hope.
ISBN 9781876462772
Series Quentaris chronicles (3 of 29)
Publisher Ford Street Publishing, 2009
Topics / Australian Author /
Roy, James
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Miss Understood
Lizzie is in trouble again. This time it was bad enough to get her expelled from school. Lizzie never sets out to make trouble but seems to find it without trying. She is willing to try her hardest to show she is worthy of returning to schools and knows that it will take a lot to prove this to her school principal.
ISBN 9781864718607
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2012
Topics / Australian Author /
Roy, James
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Queasy rider
Thicky convinces his mate, Noddy, to help him drag a wreck of a bike, they have discovered in the weeds, back to his place. With Shirley's uninvited help, they hatch a novel plan to make money for the three of them but it may backfire.
ISBN 9781921150579
Series Lightning strikes series (19 books)
Publisher Walker Books, 2008
Roy, James
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Hunting elephants
Harry and his family head out to the country for Uncle Frank's fourth wedding. Family tensions are high and there is mystery about his uncle's experiences in the Vietnam War. Harry also has his own scars and issues to deal with around the death of his brother. A story about finding truth in unlikely places and moving on.
ISBN 9781741663266
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2008
Roy, James
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Legend of Big Red, The
Liam and Barney persuade their parents to let them camp out alone overnight to catch Big Red, the legendary giant cod rumoured to live in Bailey's Swamp. Darkness, strange noises and a thunderstorm test their determination and bravery.
ISBN 9780702235283
Publisher University of Queensland Press, 2005
Topics / Australian Author /
Roy, James & Dale, Rae (ill)
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Yellow star
In 1939, Sylvia is four years old when the Germans invade Poland and her family is forced into the Lodz ghetto, with more than a quarter of a million other Jews. Only twelve children survived the ghetto, and Sylvia was one of them. Her niece, the author, writes Sylvia's story in non-rhyming verse, using Sylvia's voice and perspectives.
ISBN 9781845079086
Publisher Frances Lincoln, 2009
Roy, Jennifer
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At Ardilla
Jen returns to Ardilla, a well-loved, old holiday home, and struggles to understand the changing relationships between families and friends.
ISBN 9780141312675
Publisher Penguin, 2001
Topics / Australian Author /
Rubinstein, Gillian
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Foxspell
A boy finds that he is drawn to the lives of foxes that live near his grandmother's home.
ISBN 9781875657728
Publisher Hyland House, 1996
Topics / Australian Author /
Rubinstein, Gillian
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Galax-Arena
A gripping read that tells the tale of children kidnapped and forced to become participants in a bizarre circus.
ISBN 9780141310244
Publisher Puffin Australia, 2001
Topics / Australian Author /
Rubinstein, Gillian
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Pure chance
It's Lizzie's dream to have her own horse. Her family seems to have just enough money for everyone else, except Lizzie.
ISBN 9780744524000
Publisher Walker Books, 2004
Topics / Australian Author /
Rubinstein, Gillian
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Sharon, keep your hair on
This is an illustrated, rhyming book with modern language and scenarios in which Sharon is marrying Jase and moving into his shed which is not quite big enough. Jase has an interesting solution to the problem.
ISBN 9780091831608
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 1996
Topics / Australian Author /
Rubinstein, Gillian
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Space demons
Four children battle the space demons in a dangerous computer game.
ISBN 9781862912878
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 1997
Topics / Australian Author /
Rubinstein, Gillian
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Under the cat's eye
A story of mystery and suspense, centred around Jai, who is at a strange boarding school headed by the monstrous Mr Drake.
ISBN 9780733605543
Publisher Hodder Headline Australia Pty Ltd, 1997
Topics / Australian Author /
Rubinstein, Gillian
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Whale's child, The
Ken has been having problems with his training for squad swimming. The unexpected discovery of a Japanese relative and her tales of the migrating whales help him to succeed.
ISBN 9780733614453
Publisher Hodder Headline Australia Pty Ltd, 2002
Rubinstein, Gillian
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Journey to Jamestown
Elias, an apprentice barber-surgeon, sets sail for Jamestown Colony. There, he meets a Pamunkee Indian girl training to be a medicine woman and dream reader. They forge a friendship, sharing their medical knowledge, regardless of the war around them.
ISBN 9780753457962
Series My side of the story series (2 of 6)
Publisher Kingfisher, 2005
Ruby, Lois
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Frederick Douglass: rising up from slavery
From slave to freedom fighter, Douglass was America's first great civil rights leader. He overcame the physical, mental and legal chains of slavery to become one of America's greatest champions for human rights. It is said that his life was proof that when black people could read and write about injustices, they would have the power to end slavery.
ISBN 9781402741180
Series Sterling biographies series (7 of 29)
Publisher Sterling Publishing Co, 2008
Ruffin, Frances E
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Rooftoppers
Sophie, on a search for her mother, believed to be dead, travels to Paris and discovers a secret world.
ISBN 9780571280599
Publisher Faber & Faber, 2013
Rundell, Katherine
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Bushrangers
Interesting information about some of the more colourful characters in Australia's bushranging history.
ISBN 9781740659789
Publisher Harcourt Education Australia, 2003
Topics / Australian Author /
Rushby, Pamela
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When the hipchicks went to war
The sixties are in full swing and, for sixteen year old Kathy, it's all about miniskirts, the Beatles and her fab new boots. But, the world is rapidly changing, her brother is fighting in the Vietnam War and her best friend is protesting against it. When the chance comes to dance with an entertainment troop in Vietnam, Kathy slips on her boots and leaves her convent school. She soon finds the reality of war is no song and dance.
ISBN 9780734410917
Publisher Lothian Books, 2009
Rushby, Pamela
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Haroun and the sea of stories
Haroun's father is the greatest of all storytellers. His magical stories bring laughter to the sad city of Alifbay. One terrible day, everything goes wrong and his father runs out of stories to tell. Haroun is determined to return the storyteller's gift.
ISBN 9780140366501
Publisher Puffin Australia, 1993
Rushdie, Salman
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Australia's explorers
Information about the voyages of discovery made by Captain Cook and Bass and Flinders as well as the many significant expeditions carried out by the early explorers of Australia's inland.
ISBN 9781863919739
Series Australian Library series (21 books)
Publisher Heinemann,
Russell, Jennifer
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Josie and the Michael Street kids
When Josie moves house with her Mum, she is a million miles away from her best friend, the beach and everything. But, when Josie finds a secret treasure map, her world in Michael Street becomes exciting.
ISBN 9780143303442
Series Aussie chomps (17 books)
Publisher Puffin Australia, 2007
Russon, Penni
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Twister
After an uneventful holiday in the Cayman Islands, young Ben is advised to avoid an approaching hurricane. Managing to survive a skyjacked plane, a resulting crash landing and a kidnapping, Ben must rescue his friend from a precipice with one good arm because the other one has been broken. But, Ben will have to do this without exploding a detonator and before the hurricane hits.
ISBN 9780385612982
Publisher Doubleday, 2008
Ryan, Chris
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